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7/19/19

Plymouth Speedway

Plymouth, IN

Indiana Sprintweek Night #2

USAC

38 cars

The cars were divided into two groups for qualifying. Dustin Ingle (3rd car out to time) set quick time in the first flight at 13.485 seconds on the 1/4-mile oval. Brady Bacon (13th car out) was second quick, followed by Chase Stockon (8th), Josh Hodges (4th) and Max Adams (17th). Tyler Courtney (8th car out) led the second flight at 13.358 seconds, ahead of Jason McDougal (6th), CJ Leary (19th), Chris Windom (12th) and Justin Grant (10th).

Heat one (started): 1. Matt Westfall 33m (1) 2. Brandon Mattox 28 (3) 3. Stockon 32 (5) 4. Ingle 2DI (6) / 5. Adams 5m (4) 6. Dustin Christie 75 (2) 7. Koby Barksdale 22 (7) 8. Matt Moore 9 (9) 9. Anthony D’Alessio 01 (8) 10. TJ Artz 57x (10)

10-lap heats took the top four to the main event. Westfall led wire to wire in this one with Mattox and Stockon in tow. A three-way battle for fourth went to Ingle on lap six, when he passed Christie.

Heat two (started): 1. Hodges 74x (5) 2. Bacon 69 (6) 3. Zane Hendricks 27 (1) 4. Terry Richards 18m (4) / 5. Shane Cottle 2E (7) 6. Isaac Chapple 52 (8) 7. Brandon Long 02 (2) 8. Matt Goodnight 39 (9) 9. Mitchell Davis 56 (3)

Hendricks led Long and Richards early. Lap two saw Hodges shoot from fourth to second. Bacon advanced to fourth on lap three and then took third from Richards on lap four. Hodges picked off Hendricks for the lead with three to go, and Bacon trailed in second on lap eight.

Heat three (started): 1. Thomas Meseraull 00 (2) 2. Carson Short 21 (1) 3. Grant 4 (4) 4. Courtney 7BC (6) / 5. Dakota Jackson 17 (3) 6. Leary 19AZ (5) 7. Clinton Boyles 57 (7) 8. Jarett Andretti 18 (9) 9. Cole Ketcham 41 (10) 10. Matt McCarthy 28m (8)

The second flight was definitely stacked and made for some competitive heats. Short led early in this one, with Meseraull getting by on lap three for the lead. Courtney battled from row three to grab the fourth and final transfer from Jackson on lap four.

Heat four (started): 1. Kyle Cummins 3R (3) 2. Kevin Thomas Jr. 19 (4) 3. Windom 5G (5) 4. McDougal 71P (6) / 5. Dave Darland 42 (1) 6. Brian VanMeveren 24 (9) 7. Dickie Gaines 44 (8) 8. Brody Roa 91 (7) 9. Chad Boespflug 98E (2)

Darland led Boespflug and Cummins early. Boespflug moved into the lead on lap two, while Thomas Jr. got by Cummins for third. Darland shot back to the point on lap three with Thomas in tow. Boespflug stopped on the backstretch three laps in. Darland led Thomas, Cummins and Windom back to green. Thomas jetted into the lead on the restart, and three laps later, Roa and Boespflug flipped in turn three. Gaines was also involved. Everyone was o.k. Thomas led Darland, Cummins and Windom back to green. Cummins found something on the cushion and took the point, while Windom took third from Darland. McDougal would capture the last transfer with two to go.

B main (started): 1. Leary (1) 2. Jackson (3) 3. Adams (2) 4. Andretti (13) 5. Davis (4) 6. Boyles (8) / 7. Darland (7) 8. Long (6) 9. Christie (5) 10. McCarthy (11) 11. Artz (17) 12. Gaines (19) 13. Ketcham (15) 14. Goodnight (18) 15. Chapple (14) 16. Moore (16) 17. Barksdale (9) 18. Cottle (10) 19. D’Alessio (12) DNS – VanMeveren, Roa, Boespflug

The 12-lap B took the top six to the A. Ketcham spun before a lap could be completed. Adams led Jackson and Davis on lap one, before a chain reaction saw Chapple and Cottle get collected. Adams led Jackson, Davis, Leary and Long back to green. Leary quickly took third, while Boyles moved into the sixth and final transfer. Leary took the point on lap four, while Andretti, who started in row seven, was up in a transfer by lap six. The battle for second went three-wide on lap eight before D’Alessio’s 360 spin slowed things one last time. The restart saw Jackson get by Davis for second. Adams and Andretti followed into three and four.

A main (started): 1. Courtney (6) 2. Leary (7) 3. Grant (9) 4. Bacon (3) 5. McDougal (4) 6. Windom (1) 7. Jackson (13) 8. Stockon (2) 9. Cummins (15) 10. Hodges (8) 11. Westfall (19) 12. Thomas Jr. (11) 13. Adams (10) 14. Short (18) 15. Davis (16) 16. Chapple (23, prov.) 17. Ingle (5) 18. Andretti (22) 19. Meseraull (17) 20. Hendricks (20) 21. Boyles (21) 22. Mattox (14) 23. Richards (12) 24. Christie (24, prov.)

Stockon led the 30-lapper early over Windom and Bacon. Windom jumped into the lead on lap two, and Bacon followed him into second. McDougal advanced to third by lap six, followed by Courtney. Courtney was riding the cushion to get around McDougal for third on lap nine. Meanwhile, Bacon was all over Windom, and passed him for the lead on lap 12. A lap later, Mattox flipped in turn one. He was uninjured. Bacon led Windom, Courtney, Grant and Leary back to green. Boyles exited with a flat right rear. On lap 15, Courtney ran high around Windom for second on lap 15, and did the same to Bacon on lap 17. Bacon slid back in front of Courtney to lead lap 18, however. Hendricks flipped on lap 18. He was ok. Bacon led Courtney, Windom, Grant and McDougal back to green. Courtney shot to the high side of three and four and diamonded the corner to shoot past Bacon and lead lap 19. Meseraull spun at that point with a flat right rear tire. Courtney would pull away at that point, but the battle for second was intense behind him. Grant would take the spot on lap 23, but Leary was closing late. He’d pass Windom, Grant and then Bacon to finish second. Westfall was the hard-charger.

 

 

 

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7/18/19

Gas City Speedway

Gas City, IN

Indiana Sprintweek Night #1

USAC

43 cars

Qualifying was done in two flights. Carson Short (3rd car out to time) set the standard in the first group at 12.046 seconds on the quarter-mile, ahead of Brady Bacon (18th car out), Justin Grant (11th), Kevin Thomas Jr. (20th) and Chris Windom (21st). Jason McDougal (3rd car out to time) led group two with a time of 12.198 seconds, ahead of Dakota Jackson (5th), CJ Leary (16th), Kyle Cummins (14th) and Thomas Meseraull (7th).

Heat one (started): 1. Scotty Weir 4P (3) 2. Windom 5G (4) 3. Grant 4 (5) 4. Josh Hodges 74x (2) / 5. Chad Boespflug 98E (1) 6. Brody Roa 91 (7) 7. Clinton Boyles 57 (8) 8. Koby Barksdale 22 (9) 9. Joe Stornetto Jr. 04 (11) 10. Terry Richards 18M (10) 11. Short 21 (6)

10-lap heats took the top four to the feature. Weir shot to the lead form row two right away, followed by Windom and Grant. Contact with Hodges sent Short upside down a lap in. He was o.k. and would return to the B. The top three stayed strong, but the race for the fourth and final transfer was on between Hodges and Boespflug, who held it most of the way. With two to go, Hodges slid across Boespflug’s bow to take the spot.

Heat two (started): 1. Thomas Jr. 19 (5) 2. Bacon 69 (6) 3. Chase Stockon 32 (4) 4. Brent Beauchamp 34 (1) / 5. Shane Cottle 2E (2) 6. Dustin Ingle 2DI (3) 7. Matt Westfall 33m (11) 8. Jarett Andretti 18 (7) 9. Max Adams 5M (8) 10. Zane Hendricks 27 (9) 11. Matt Moore 9 (10)

Cottle led early over Beauchamp and Stockon. Stockon took second on the second lap, and Bacon moved into the fourth and final transfer on lap three. Moore stopped and exited at that point. Thomas Jr. put himself into contention at that point as well. Hendricks spun three laps in. Thomas jumped into second on that restart on the high side, and carried his momentum to the lead at the halfway point. Bacon followed him into second. Stockon moved into third, while Cottle seemed to stumble a bit. Beauchamp got by him for the final transfer coming to the white flag.

Heat three (started): 1. McDougal 71P (6) 2. Meseraull 47 (4) 3. Dave Darland 42 (7) 4. Leary 19AZ (5) / 5. Dallas Hewitt 18x (8) 6. Cole Ketcham 41 (2) 7. Isaac Chapple 52 (3) 8. Dustin Christie 75 (9) 9. Matt McCarthy 28m (10) 10. Anthony D’Alessio 01 (1) 11. Eric Perrott 45 (11)

The heat of the night saw Ketcham leading Meseraull, D’Allessio and Chapple early. McDougal put on a move to go from sixth to third on lap two, before McCarthy spun to bring a caution. Ketcham led Meseraull, McDougal, Chapple and Leary back to green. Meseraull jumped to the point on the restart, while Chapple got by McDougal for third. McDougal then went from fourth to second on the high side before D’Alessio spun four laps in. Darland passed Ketcham for fourth on that restart, while McDougal pursued Meseraull for the lead. He would make his sliding move to the point with three to go. Darland worked by Leary for third at the checkers in a race that saw a lot of action.

Heat four (started): 1. Tyler Courtney 7BC (4) 2. Jackson 17 (6) 3. Corey Smith 66s (3) 4. Cummins 3R (5) / 5. AJ Hopkins 4J (2) 6. Dickie Gaines 44 (9) 7. Brandon Mattox 28 (7) 8. Matt Goodnight 39 (8) 9. Mitchell Davis 56 (10) 10. Brian VanMeveren 24 (1)

Spins by Cummins and Van Meveren, who exited slowed the start of this one. Smith led Courtney and Hopkins early, but Courtney took control on the next lap and never looked back. Davis went over three and four to bring the yellow out three laps in. Courtney led Smith, Hopkins and Jackson back to green. Jackson took third on the restart, and Cummins would return from the rear of the field after spinning to grab the final transfer with two to go.

C main (started): 1. Adams (1) 2. Richards (7) 3. Goodnight (2) 4. Davis (10) / 5. Christie (4) 6. Barksdale (3) 7. Gaines (6) 8. Hendricks (5) 9. Moore (9) 10. McCarthy (8) 11. Perrott (11) DNS – Stornetto, Westfall

Adams led the distance in the 10-lapper. Richards was a steady mover, and was into the fourth and final transfer by lap three, third the next lap, and second by lap five. Davis went from row five to grab the fourth and final transfer.

B main (started): 1. Cottle (5) 2. Short (1) 3. Chapple (2) 4. Hopkins (6) 5. Ketcham (4) 6. Adams (15) / 7. Roa (10) 8. Boespflug (7) 9. Hewitt (14) 10. Ingle (3) 11. Andretti (11) 12. D’Alessio (8) 13. Boyles (13) 14. Davis (18) 15. Mattox (12) 16. Goodnight (17) 17. Richards (16) 18. VanMeveren (9)

Short led Chapple and Ingle early in the 12-lapper. Cottle was steady on his traditional low groove, grabbing third and then second on the second and third laps. From there, he pulled away. Adams continued his alphabet run after winning the C. He was in the sixth and final transfer by lap five.

A main (started): 1. Cottle (18) 2. Leary (2) 3. Windom (9) 4. Bacon (5) 5. Thomas Jr. (1) 6. McDougal (6) 7. Jackson (4) 8. Cummins (8) 9. Beauchamp (20) 10. Grant (3) 11. Ketcham (17) 12. Stockon (11) 13. Adams (22) 14. Hodges (16) 15. Boespflug (23, prov.) 16. Short (7) 17. Chapple (14) 18. VanMeveren (24, prov.) 19. Smith (15) 20. Darland (19) 21. Hopkins (19) 22. Meseraull (10) 23. Courtney (12) 24. Weir (13)

What started as a runaway for Leary ended in an exciting, finish with some controversy. Leary took the early lead in the 30-lapper over Thomas Jr. and McDougal. Weir and Chapple contacted and spun in turn one, bringing the caution out three laps in. The lead trio stayed the same six laps in when Smith came to a stop atop turn two. Cummins claimed fourth from Jackson on lap 11, and Leary entered lapped traffic on lap 14. Meseraull got sideways in turn three on lap 17, and collected Courtney as both were just inside the top ten. Both had to retire. Leary started with two lapped cars between he and the field. All heck broke loose after the restart, with Cottle appearing in the top five from row nine, joined by Windom and Bacon. Chapple caught the infield tire in one, bringing a final caution with six laps to go. Cottle was smooth on the low side and snagged second when the green fell. With three to go, Windom took third. Cottle edge closer to a rim running Leary with each lap and at the checkers, he was declared the winner in a close one. Race Monitor actually had Leary ahead by .002 seconds, but scorers determined Cottle was first to the actual finish line. Adams finished his night by passing 18 cars in his route from the C to the B to 13th in the A.

 

 

 

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7/17/19

Eldora Speedway

Rossburg, OH

Let’s Race Two

28 USAC Sprints

42 WoO Sprints

USAC

Justin Grant (13th car out to time) set quick time at 15.957 seconds. CJ Leary (4th car out) was second quick, followed by Tyler Courtney (5th), Brady Bacon (21st), Chase Stockon (27th), Carson Short (23rd), Kevin Thomas Jr. (14th), Zane Hendricks (1st), Chris Windom (20th) and Matt Westfall (17th). Nick Bilbee crashed hard in hot laps, ending his night. He was ok, and fortunately, it was the only red of the night.

Heat one (started): 1. Bacon 69 (5) 2. Isaac Chapple 52 (2) 3. Grant 4 (6) 4. Kody Swanson 20 (1) 5. Thomas Jr. 19 (4) / 6. Westfall 33m (3) 7. Dallas Hewitt 18 (7) 8. Brian VanMeveren 24 (8) 9. Matt Cooley 19c (9)

8 lap heats took the top five to the feature. Chapple led early, but Bacon was strong from row three, and took the point on the third lap. Grant moved into third on the fourth lap.

Heat two (started): 1. Scotty Weir 23s (1) 2. Leary 19AZ (6) 3. Dustin Christie 75 (2) 4. Stockon 32 (5) 5. Hendricks 27 (4) / 6. Jason McDougal 71P (3) 7. Dustin Ingle 2DI (7) 8. Michael Fischesser 44 (9) 9. Paul Dues 87 (8)

Weir led the distance. Leary moved up to third by lap two and took second from Christie with two to go.

Heat three (started): 1. Courtney 7BC (6) 2. Dave Darland 42 (2) 3. Windom 5G (4) 4. Tom Harris 84 (1) 5. Brody Roa 91 (3) / 6. Short 21 (5) 7. Corey Smith 66s (7) 8. Matt Goodnight 39 (8) 9. Gage Etgen 99 (9)

Darland led early while Courtney slid by Windom for second on lap two. He was leading and pulling away the next time around.

B main (started): 1. Westfall (2) 2. Short (1) 3. Hewitt (4) 4. McDougal (3) 5. Goodnight (8) 6. Smith (6) 7. Fischesser (10) / 8. Etgen (11) 9. Cooley (9) 10. Ingle (5) 11. VanMeveren (7)

The 12-lap B took the top seven to the feature. Westfall led wire to wire.

A main (started): 1. Courtney (4) 2. Leary (5) 3. Bacon (3) 4. Stockon (2) 5. Windom (9) 6. Westfall (10) 7. Harris (18) 8. Thomas Jr. (1) 9. Hendricks (8) 10. Chapple (13) 11. Hewitt (19) 12. Weir (17) 13. Short (7) 14. McDougal (11) 15. Christie (14) 16. Darland (15) 17. Roa (12) 18. Goodnight (21) 19. Fischesser (22) 20. Smith (20) 21. Grant (6) 22. VanMeveren (23, prov.) 23. Swanson (16)

Courtney shot around the front row immediately in the 30-lapper and had no serious contenders the rest of the way to $10,000. Leary moved by Stockon for second on lap two, and Bacon gained third on lap three. Courtney was in lapped traffic by lap 11. A caution came out on lap 16, and the leader had put four lapped cars between he and Leary, who was getting pressure from Bacon. Courtney pulled away again, as Bacon tagged the wall on both laps 23 and 25. The best racing in the top five came between Stockon, Windom and Westefall, who finished fourth through sixth. Hewitt was the hard-charger.

WoO

Brian Brown (6th car out to time) set quick time in his flight at 13.253, followed by Brad Sweet (9th car out), Donny Schatz (13th), Carson Macedo (10th) and Greg Wilson (3rd). Shane Stewart (1st car out) clocked a lap of 13.194 to lead the second flight, ahead of Logan Schuchart (2nd), David Gravel (19th), Jacob Allen (8th) and Kraig Kinser (4th).

Heat one (started): 1. Schatz 15 (2) 2. Brown 21 (1) 3. Wilson w20 (3) 4. Sheldon Haudenschild 17 (4) 5. Paul McMahan 13 (6) / 6. Jac Haudenschild 3 (7) 7. Gio Scelzi 41s (5) 8. Chad Kemenah K4 (9) 9. Skylar Gee 99 (8) 10. Andrew Schuerle 2AU (10) DNS – Aaron Reutzel 87

8 lap heats took the top two to the Dash, and the top five to the feature. Schatz led the distance. Wilson grabbed third from S. Haudenschild on lap two. All eyes were on J. Haudenschild who rode the wall late to gain on McMahan, but could not capture the final transfer.

Heat two (started): 1. Sweet 49 (1) 2. Macedo 2 (2) 3. Brent Marks 19 (3) 4. Kerry Madsen 2m (4) 5. Brock Zearfoss 70 (5) / 6. Ian Madsen 18 (6) 7. Cale Thomas 91 (7) 8. Hunter Schuerenberg G1 (8) 9. Marcus Dumesny 14m (9) 10. Bradley Ashford 4x (10)

Sweet led wire to wire in a single-file affair. Dumesny spun with seven laps down in the only caution.

Heat three (started): 1. Stewart 5 (1) 2. Gravel 41 (2) 3. Kinser 11K (3) 4. Rico Abreu 24 (6) 5. Daryn Pittman 83 (4) / 6. Dave Blaney 98H (8) 7. Sye Lynch 92 (5) 8. Parker Price-Miller 71P (7) 9. Cale Conley 3c (10) 10. Tom Harris 84 (11) 11. Lee Jacobs 81 (9)

Stewart led Gravel for the distance. Abreu came late and passed Pittman for fourth with two to go.

Heat four (started): 1. Schuchart 1s (2) 2. Tim Kaeding 7s (3) 3. Kyle Larson 57 (6) 4. Allen 1a (1) 5. Joey Saldana 12N (5) / 6. Tim Shaffer 49x (7) 7. James McFadden 9 (8) 8. Cory Eliason 26 (4) 9. Shawn Dancer 49D (10) 10. Jason Sides 7 (9)

Schuchart led wire to wire. Kaeding took second right away. Larson somehow squeezed between Eliason and the turn two wall on lap one and moved into fourth. He picked off third from Allen coming for the white flag.

C main (started): 1. Jacobs (1) 2. Reutzel (7) / 3. Dumesny (2) 4. Conley (4) 5. Schuerle (3) 6. Dancer (6) 7. Harris (8) 8. Ashford (5) DNS – Kemenah, Sides

The 10-lap C took the top two to the back of the B. Jacobs led early over Conley and Dumesny. Dumesny used the low side to gain second on lap two. Reutzel, who had mechanical issues in qualifying moved forward quickly, grabbing third from Coney on lap six, and rode around the wall to shoot around Dumesny for the final transfer on lap nine.

Dash (started): 1. Macedo (1) 2. Sweet (2) 3. Gravel (3) 4. Schatz (7) 5. Stewart (4) 6. Brown (6) 7. Schuchart (5) 8. Kaeding (8)

The 6-lap Dash set the top six spots in the A. Schatz was the main mover, grabbing fifth from Brown with two to go, and passing Stewart for a second row starting spot on the last lap.

B main (started): 1. Eliason (2) 2. I. Madsen (3) 3. Scelzi (1) 4. Thomas (7) / 5. J. Haudenschild (5) 6. Price-Miller (6) 7. McFadden (12) 8. Reutzel (14) 9. Blaney (10) 10. Lynch (4) 11. Gee (9) 12. Jacobs (13) 13. Schuerenberg (11) 14. Shaffer (8)

The 12-lap B sent the top four to the feature. Eliason led Scelzi, I. Madsen and Lynch early. Price-Miller took the fourth spot from Lynch on lap two, while, I. Madsen got under Scelzi for second on lap three. Thomas was utilizing the low groove, and worked by Price-Miller for a transfer. J. Haudenschild was coming late again on the wall, but ran out of time.

A main (started): 1. Schatz (4) 2. Gravel (3) 3. Schuchart (7) 4. Sweet (2) 5. Wilson (9) 6. Abreu (14) 7. Kinser (10) 8. Marks (11) 9. Brown (6) 10. Macedo (1) 11. Zearfoss (19) 12. Pittman (18) 13. S. Haudenschild (13) 14. Saldana (20) 15. Stewart (5) 16. Thomas (24) 17. McMahan (17) 18. Allen (16) 19. Larson (12) 20. Kaeding (8) 21. I. Madsen (22) 22. Eliason (21) 23. K. Madsen (15) 24. Scelzi (23)

The 30-lap feature saw Sweet leading Macedo, Schatz and Gravel early. Wilson rode the low side to fifth by lap five. Schatz was also utilizing the low groove and was running down Sweet. He passed him for the point on lap seven. Wilson worked over Macedo for fourth on lap 13. K. Madsen slowed with power steering issues on lap 16 to bring the first caution. Schatz led Sweet, Gravel, Wilson and Macedo back to green. Schuchart went from sixth to third on the restart, as Larson entered the top five and was on the charge by lap 17. When I. Madsen slowed to bring a caution 19 laps in, however, Larson pitted with a flat right rear. Unable to get it changed in time, Larson got a break when Eliason and Kaeding came together. Unfortunately, he lost a radiator as well and could not restart. Schatz took off again on the restart, while Schuchart gained second and tried reeling in the leader. Gravel and Sweet battled hard for third, but Gravel prevailed in the late going. He would also run down Schuchart taking second at the checkers to Schatz, who has won two in a row with the WoO and swept the “Let’s Race Two” events, the first being in May. Abreu was the hard-charger.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Wins the Beef; Brian Brown Cashes in $5,000 at Knoxville!

Clint Garner Wins #40 in #40; Matthew Stelzer Becomes All-time Winner in Pro Sprints

Myles Michehl Sweeps Dirt Trucks

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 13, 2019) – Van Wall Equipment Marion County Fair Night was jam packed full of great racing Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway! Kerry Madsen won half a beef and $4,000 on the way to his 23rd career 410 sprint car feature win here. Brian Brown cashed in $5,000 for his 49th career win in the make-up 410 feature from June 22. Clint Garner won his 40th career main event in the 360 class, while Matthew Stelzer became the all-time leading feature winner in the Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance, with his 13th career victory. Myles Michehl swept the two ten-lap Dirt Truck main events scheduled, his first wins here. In under three hours time, ten heats, two B mains and six feature events were run off in an efficient manner in front of the Marion County Fair crowd.

In the regularly scheduled 20-lap 410 feature, AJ Moeller led lap one from his pole position. A point invert of eight had Kerry Madsen starting fifth, but at the conclusion of lap two, he was already at the point. Brian Brown started eighth, but was also in the top five by the second circuit. Lynton Jeffrey passed Moeller for second on lap three, before Jamie Ball spun in turn four.

Madsen led Jeffrey, Moeller, Brown and Wayne Johnson back to green. Brown quickly claimed third, while Parker Price-Miller jumped from seventh to fourth. On lap five, Brown shot by Jeffrey for second, and pursued the leader. Terry McCarl and Price-Miller had an entertaining battle for the fourth spot going in the middle stages of the race, while the leaders hit lapped traffic.

As Madsen sliced through traffic, Brown stayed close, but could not catch the St. Mary’s, New South Wales native. Price-Miller, Gio Scelzi and Jeffrey chased the lead pair to the checkers. Rico Abreu, Terry McCarl, Davey Heskin, Austin McCarl and Johnson rounded out the top ten. Brown set quick time over the 35-car field, while Chris Martin, Tasker Phillips, Craig Dollansky and Austin McCarl won heats. Trey Starks won the B main.

“We have a great engine builder,” said Madsen, whose team changed a motor after the heat. “All of our stuff runs well. I wasn’t able to tinker on the car much, so maybe that helped us. I got a great start and the car was really ripping. That’s good racing (lapped traffic that he dealt with). What makes racing good is fighting through the lapped cars. That’s what it’s all about.”

The 25-lap make-up feature belonged to Brian Brown. Brown started outside row one, and led every lap. Justin Henderson was on the move early, advancing into the top five by lap two, and then passing Matt Juhl for fourth on lap three. Brown was into lapped traffic ahead of second place, Lynton Jeffrey, by lap six. A circuit later, both Terry McCarl and Henderson shot by Jeffrey in the second and third place spots.

Henderson clearly was fast on the cushion and shot by McCarl for second on lap nine. By lap 12, Brown’s lead was 5.4 seconds. Juhl entered the top three with nine to go, and Austin McCarl took fourth on lap 18.

With five to go, Brown’s lead peaked at over six seconds. At the checkers, he lapped up to eighth place. Henderson finished second, ahead of Juhl, Austin McCarl and Brooke Tatnell. Terry McCarl, Trey Starks, Jeffrey, Mason Daniel and Davey Heskin completed the top ten. The win was Brown’s 49th here, putting him one behind Sammy Swindell, who sits fifth all-time in feature wins.

“This is not easy by any stretch of the imagination,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “This thing is just a pleasure to drive. I felt in the first race, we had Kerry where we might have an opportunity. I missed the bottom coming to the white and that was a little frustrating. Starting on the front, you have to go hard for 25 laps. It’s a long time, so you can’t run the tires off. You have to search around a little. Hat’s off to the Dunkin’s. It was a phenomenal track for this many cars in the heat.”

Clint Garner led early in the 18-lap 360 feature over Ryan Roberts and Ryan Giles. Joe Beaver entered the battle for a podium spot, as he and Giles exchanged third, before Rob Kubli spun at the halfway point. Garner led Roberts, Giles, Beaver and Carson McCarl back to green.

While Giles gained second, McCarl made a bold move through the middle of the pack to pick up two spots of his own. Beaver gained fourth from Roberts, before sliding under McCarl and spinning in turn three on lap 12. His spin collected Roberts and sent both cars upside down. Both walked away.

The shake-up with six laps to go saw Garner leading Giles, McCarl, Jamie Ball and Ryan Leavitt back to green. McCarl took second on the restart, and Ball followed him into third on lap 14. Ball was riding the cushion to perfection and shot around McCarl, who was in the low groove for second with three to go.

There was no catching Garner, who won his 40th career feature in Boyd and Glenda Fluth’s #40, and took home half a hog. Ball was second, ahead of McCarl, Leavitt and Giles. Jon Agan, hard-charger Travis Rilat, Calvin Landis, Ricky Montgomery and Matt Moro rounded out the top ten. Roberts set quick time over the 32-car field, and Landis, Josh Baughman, Nate Mills and Kyle Bellm won heat races. Devon Dobie took the B main.

“I thought I was running away with it, and Ryan must have peeked under me a little bit,” said Garner in Victory Lane. “I knew there was some stuff on the bottom of three and four. In one and two, I didn’t think there was much to be had there. I had to move around a little bit and get him thinking. At the end of the day, I think ‘high, high’ was to my liking. My wife told me when I left the camper, ‘Go win me a hog!’”

Rookie Mike Johnston led early in the 15-lap Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance feature, ahead of Matthew Stelzer, Evan Epperson, Russ Hall and Devin Wignall. Wignall gained fourth on the second lap, while Stelzer closed on the leader.

On lap eight, Stelzer made a pass for the point, relegating Johnston to second. Wignall gained third from Epperson on lap 11 and then took second from Johnston on the next go-around. Up front, however, Stelzer was checking out.

Stelzer’s 12th career win put him on top of the all-time list for the division. Wignall was second, ahead of Epperson, Hall and Johnston. Chris Walraven, Chase Young, Mike Mayberry, Jeff Wilke and Mike Ayers completed the top ten. Hall set quick time, and Wilke and Wignall were heat winners.

“When we heard there was going to be a quarter-hog on the line, I was really focused to get one for my guys,” said Stelzer in Victory Lane. “We knocked one thing off the bucket list this year, and that was to be the all-time leading feature winner here. We have one more goal this year. I felt like Steve Breazeale up there on the cushion tonight.”

Myles Michehl was able to sweep twin features for the Dirt Trucks annual visit to Knoxville. In the first of two ten-lap events, Lou Sipolt led lap one, before former Knoxville sprint regular, Jeff Johnson, took over. Jeff Frevert led lap four, before Michehl found his way to the point from his eighth starting spot.

In the second feature, Michehl led from start to finish. “I’d like to thank Jeff Frevert,” said Michehl in Victory Lane. “It’s his truck. I just get to drive him. It’s pretty cool (winning at Knoxville). Last year, we led until about one to go, when the exhaust fell off this thing. I wanted to make sure I got it tonight.”

Join us Sunday night, July 14 for the annual Enduro! The Marion County Fair runs through July 18! For tickets and other information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (32), 15.620; 2. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (31), 15.764; 3. 41S, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (19), 15.792; 4. 71P, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (27), 15.818; 5. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (4), 16.023; 6. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (13), 16.066; 7. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (11), 16.072; 8. 7X, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (30), 16.095; 9. 64, Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI (21), 16.116; 10. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (6), 16.132; 11. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (7), 16.137; 12. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (25), 16.148; 13. 1, Travis Rilat, Heath, TX (34), 16.155; 14. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (3), 16.174; 15. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (24), 16.177; 16. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (9), 16.187; 17. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (29), 16.238; 18. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (33), 16.245; 19. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (17), 16.267; 20. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (16), 16.277; 21. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (18), 16.281; 22. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (10), 16.310; 23. 7, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (2), 16.348; 24. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (1), 16.400; 25. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (28), 16.461; 26. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (26), 16.477; 27. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (20), 16.544; 28. 84, Tom Harris, Banbury, OXFD, UK (14), 16.612; 29. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (15), 16.617; 30. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (8), 16.870; 31. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (23), 17.038; 32. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (12), 17.063; 33. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (5), 17.368; 34. 7S, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (22), 17.581; 35. 6, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (35), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.5: 1. Chris Martin (1); 2. Josh Schneiderman (2); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 4. Brian Brown (6); 5. Scotty Thiel (4); 6. Jamie Ball (7); 7. Chase Wanner (8); 8. Travis Rilat (3) DNS – Joe Beaver

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.2: 1. Tasker Phillips (1); 2. Wayne Johnson (4); 3. Trey Starks (2); 4. Matt Juhl (3); 5. AJ Moeller (5); 6. Kerry Madsen (6); 7. Josh Baughman (7); 8. RJ Johnson (9); 9. Bobby Mincer (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Craig Dollansky (1); 2. Mark Dobmeier (2); 3. Gio Scelzi (6); 4. Terry McCarl (5); 5. Davey Heskin (4); 6. Sawyer Phillips (3); 7. Glen Saville (7); 8. Joe Simbro (8) DNS – Frank Rodgers III

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Austin McCarl (2); 2. Rico Abreu (4); 3. Brooke Tatnell (3); 4. Justin Henderson (5); 5. Parker Price-Miller (6); 6. Mason Daniel (1); 7. Tom Harris (7); 8. Bob Weuve (8)

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:30.6: 1. Trey Starks (1); 2. Sawyer Phillips (2); 3. Jamie Ball (3); 4. Mason Daniel (4) / 5. Glen Saville (5); 6. Bobby Mincer (8); 7. Chase Wanner (7); 8. RJ Johnson (11); 9. Joe Simbro (9); 10. Bob Weuve (10); 11. Josh Baughman (6) DNS – Travis Rilat, Tom Harris, Joe Beaver, Frank Rodgers III

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Kerry Madsen (5); 2. Brian Brown (8); 3. Parker Price-Miller (4); 4. Gio Scelzi (7); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 6. Rico Abreu (10); 7. Terry McCarl (3); 8. Davey Heskin (14); 9. Austin McCarl (13); 10. Wayne Johnson (2); 11. Mark Dobmeier (17); 12. Justin Henderson (9); 13. Brooke Tatnell (16); 14. Trey Starks (21); 15. Matt Juhl (19); 16. Mason Daniel (24); 17. Sawyer Phillips (22); 18. Josh Schneiderman (12); 19. AJ Moeller (1); 20. Chris Martin (15); 21. Tasker Phillips (18); 22. Scotty Thiel (11); 23. Craig Dollansky (20); 24. Jamie Ball (23). Lap Leaders: Moeller 1, K. Madsen 2-20. Hard-charger: Daniel.

Make-up A main (started), 25 Laps, 8:06.6: 1. Brian Brown (2); 2. Justin Henderson (9); 3. Matt Juhl (3); 4. Austin McCarl (6); 5. Brooke Tatnell (8); 6. Terry McCarl (4); 7. Trey Starks (15); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 9. Mason Daniel (17); 10. Davey Heskin (7); 11. Sawyer Phillips (11); 12. RJ Johnson (10); 13. Tasker Phillips (13); 14. Jamie Ball (18); 15. Chris Martin (16); 16. Bobby Mincer (19); 17. Joe Simbro (20); 18. Josh Schneiderman (12); 19. Josh Baughman (14); 20. AJ Moeller (5); 21. Glen Saville (22); 22. Bob Weuve (21). Lap Leader: Brown 1-25. Hard-charger: Starks.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (13), 16.675; 2. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (10), 16.715; 3. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (25), 16.741; 4. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (3), 16.821; 5. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (5), 16.825; 6. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (31), 16.884; 7. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (6), 16.905; 8. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (14), 16.906; 9. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (22), 16.908; 10. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (30), 16.930; 11. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (1), 16.986; 12. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (20), 16.995; 13. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (29), 17.002; 14. 83, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (8), 17.007; 15. 23D, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (17), 17.029; 16. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (7), 17.031; 17. 66, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (4), 17.071; 18. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (27), 17.150; 19. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (9), 17.176; 20. 75AU, Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO (12), 17.191; 21. 1, Travis Rilat, Heath, TX (26), 17.226; 22. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (24), 17.300; 23. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (19), 17.315; 24. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (21), 17.332; 25. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (16), 17.361; 26. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (28), 17.363; 27. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (23), 17.404; 28. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (11), 17.466; 29. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (2), 17.658; 30. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (32), 17.903; 31. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (15), 18.176; 32. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (18), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.7: 1. Calvin Landis (3); 2. Travis Rilat (1); 3. Ricky Montgomery (2); 4. Jon Agan (4); 5. Josh Higday (7); 6. Ryan Roberts (6); 7. Ayrton Gennetten (5); 8. Casey Greubel (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.1: 1. Josh Baughman (2); 2. Carson McCarl (4); 3. Joe Beaver (6); 4. Brad Comegys (1); 5. Kelby Watt (5); 6. Tom Lenz (7); 7. Rob Kubli (3); 8. Jon Hughes (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:05.7: 1. Nathan Mills (1); 2. Ryan Leavitt (4); 3. Ryan Giles (6); 4. Cody Wehrle (2); 5. Jamie Ball (5); 6. Devon Dobie (3); 7. Ben Woods (7) DNS – Christian Bowman

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.0: 1. Kyle Bellm (2); 2. Matt Moro (4); 3. Clint Garner (6); 4. Alan Zoutte (1); 5. McKenna Haase (3); 6. Eric Bridger (5); 7. Rob Weuve (7) DNS – John Anderson

B main (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Devon Dobie (2); 2. Rob Kubli (1); 3. Josh Higday (5); 4. Tom Lenz (6) / 5. Brad Comegys (3); 6. Alan Zoutte (4); 7. Rob Weuve (8); 8. Casey Greubel (7); 9. Jon Hughes (9) DNS – Christian Bowman, Ben Woods, John Anderson

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (2); 2. Jamie Ball (8); 3. Carson McCarl (5); 4. Ryan Leavitt (7); 5. Ryan Giles (3); 6. Jon Agan (10); 7. Travis Rilat (18); 8. Calvin Landis (9); 9. Ricky Montgomery (16); 10. Matt Moro (11); 11. Ayrton Gennetten (12); 12. McKenna Haase (19); 13. Cody Wehrle (20); 14. Eric Bridger (13); 15. Rob Kubli (22); 16. Kyle Bellm (15); 17. Devon Dobie (21); 18. Nathan Mills (17); 19. Josh Baughman (14); 20. Joe Beaver (4); 21. Ryan Roberts (1); 22. Kelby Watt (6); 23. Tom Lenz (24); 24. Josh Higday (23). Lap Leader: Garner 1-18. Hard-charger: Rilat.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (3), 17.493; 2. 56, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (4), 17.576; 3. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (7), 17.592; 4. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (6), 17.735; 5. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (13), 17.735; 6. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (9), 17.783; 7. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (1), 17.802; 8. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (5), 17.899; 9. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (12), 17.955; 10. 21X, Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA (11), 18.033; 11. 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (14), 18.254; 12. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (2), 18.316; 13. 2, Matt Johnson, Melcher-Dallas, IA (10), 18.946; 14. B29, Adam Mason, Knoxville, IA (8), 18.382

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.4: 1. Jeff Wilke (2); 2. Tyler Barrick (1); 3. Russ Hall (6); 4. Mike Mayberry (5); 5. Evan Epperson (4); 6. Brandon Worthington (3)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:49.9: 1. Devin Wignall (2); 2. Matthew Stelzer (3); 3. Chase Young (1); 4. Mike Johnston (4); 5. Chris Walraven (6); 6. Mike Ayers (5)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:55.5: 1. Matthew Stelzer (4); 2. Devin Wignall (3); 3. Evan Epperson (1); 4. Russ Hall (8); 5. Mike Johnston (2); 6. Chris Walraven (6); 7. Chase Young (12); 8. Mike Mayberry (7); 9. Jeff Wilke (5); 10. Mike Ayers (9); 11. Brandon Worthington (11); 12. Matt Johnson (13); 13. Tyler Barrick (10) DNS – Adam Mason. Lap Leaders: Johnston 1- 7, Stelzer 8-15. Hard-charger: Young.

Dirt Trucks Results

A main #1 (started), 10 Laps: 1. 21, Myles Michehl, Fort Dodge, IA (8); 2. 23, Jeff Johnson, Indianola, IA (7); 3. 2x, Jeff Frevert, Fort Dodge, IA (5); 4. 1, Brad Moyer, Alleman, IA (9); 5. 9, Lou Sipolt, Altoona, IA (2); 6. 40, David Safill, Des Moines, IA (10); 7. 17, Bryan Spangler, Des Moines, IA (6); 8. 79, Shonn Mapes, Ankeny, IA (1); 9. 2, Del Enos, Des Moines, IA (4); 10. 16, Justin Schroeder, Coon Rapids, IA (3). Lap Leaders: Sipolt 1, J. Johnson 2-3, Frevert 4, Michehl 5-10. Hard-charger: Michehl.

A main #2 (started), 10 Laps: 1. Myles Michehl (1); 2. Jeff Frevert (4); 3. Jeff Johnson (2); 4. Brad Moyer (10); 5. Lou Sipolt (8); 6. David Safill (9); 7. Bryan Spangler (3); 8. Shonn Mapes (7); 9. Justin Schroeder (6); 10. Del Enos (5). Lap Leader: Michehl 1-10. Hard-charger: Moyer.

 

 

 

Brady Bacon Combines Competition at $20,000 Corn Belt Nationals in Knoxville!

Parker Price-Miller Storms to First 410 Win

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 6, 2019) – Brady Bacon dominated the Brandt Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Nationals Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native led all 30 laps to take home the top prize of $20,000 aboard the Hoffman Racing #69. Parker Price-Miller led wire to wire in a competitive main event in the winged 410 class, taking his first career win here. It was worth $4,000 aboard the Indy Race Parts #71P.

Bacon, who won the preliminary event here Friday night, led the 24-car USAC National Sprint Car/POWRi WAR field from the outset ahead of CJ Leary, Justin Grant and Tyler Courtney. Kevin Thomas Jr. entered the top five on lap four, but was under pressure from Chase Stockon in a good battle for fifth.

By lap ten, Bacon opened up an advantage of 4.5 seconds running the cushion, and entered lapped traffic on lap 14. With ten to go, his lead had eclipsed seven seconds, and his margin of victory was 8.286 seconds at the checkers.

Behind him, good battles from positions two through six had the fans’ attention. Courtney shot by both Grant and Leary to climb to second with nine to go. Leary went back by for the spot a lap later, and Courtney returned the favor again on lap 23. When Courtney jumped the cushion with two to go, Leary grabbed the runner-up spot for good. Courtney, Thomas and Chris Windom followed. Grant, Jason McDougal, Chase Stockon, Ryan Bernal and Carson Short rounded out the top ten.

This was Bacon’s third career win here under the USAC sanction. Grant and Thomas set quick time in their respective groups. Qualifier winners included Grant, Stockon, Courtney and Bacon. Chris Morgan won the C main, and Dave Darland won the B. Wesley Smith took a wild ride in the third heat race, but would return to start the main event.

“I was like ‘Doug (Clark), Doug, throw the white, let’s go, I’m done with this!” said an excited Bacon in Victory Lane. “I was having some trouble with those lapped cars, and it was getting treacherous. Obviously, you don’t know how good you are. The competition with USAC is so good. We picked up some momentum in Eastern Storm and we carried it on here. My guys have been working hard. It’s obviously awesome to win here at Knoxville. A big check makes it a lot better! Hopefully, we can come back and do this again.”

“The #19AZ was pretty fast all weekend,” said Leary. “Last night, we had a lifter that got stuck, and had the pushrod run out. We were running on seven cylinders all night. Tonight, the racetrack kind of fooled us. We got too tight. There was a soft spot coming off four, and coming off two. It about bit me, and let Tyler catch up. It bit him too, and let me get back to second. A $12,000 payday is a good night for us.”

“We were way too tight,” said Courtney. “Our hat’s off to Brady. He got two big wins this weekend. It was a great event, and hopefully, we can come back next year. Hopefully, we can come back and get a couple more spots on the podium. We’ll go on to the next race and go from there.”

The 20-lap 410 sprint car feature went non-stop as well. Parker Price-Miller shot out from the pole position to lead early over Justin Henderson and Lynton Jeffrey. Price-Miller’s Indy Race Parts teammate Gio Scelzi entered the top five early on. He claimed fourth on lap four from Davey Heskin before the leaders entered lapped traffic on the sixth circuit.

Jeffrey capitalized on a fast car, shooting by Henderson for second on lap six. Jeffrey gained on the leader and challenged at times in the second half of the event. Scelzi was gaining ground as well, getting by Henderson for third with five to go.

Price-Miller’s mount worked well all over the track, as he maneuvered through traffic, holding off Jeffrey for his first career win. Scelzi joined his teammate on the podium in third, followed by Heskin and Austin McCarl. Henderson, Trey Starks, Matt Juhl, Brooke Tatnell and Terry McCarl completed the top ten.

“My car was really good wherever I went,” said Price-Miller afterwards. “My motor stumbled on the start, and Justin got a good start. I could hit the bottom those first few laps, and I kept slipping the left rear, and I kept pulling my wing back to make up for it. I just felt like I was wasting too much time with tire spin. I moved up and pounded the cushion. I saw Lynton a few times and I was looking at the board. I wanted to win this one so bad. It’s been a tough year. To get our first win here at Knoxville…it’s a pleasure. I’m so excited…I can’t imagine what it feels like to win here in August.”

Join us Friday night, July 12, for our concert featuring John Michael Montgomery and Jo Dee Messina at the Marion County Fair! On Saturday, July 13, Van Wall Equipment Night will showcase all three sprint car classes and dirt trucks, and include the make-up 360 feature from June 22. For tickets and other information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

Brandt Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Nationals Night #1 Results

Time Trial Group 1 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 4, Justin Grant, Ione, CA (5), 19.312; 2. 32, Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, IN (24), 19.719; 3. 90, Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (10), 19.771; 4. 98e, Chad Boespflug, Hanford, CA (12), 19.818; 5. 21, Carson Short, Marion, IL (21), 19.847; 6. 28, Kory Schudy, Springfield, MO (4), 19.866; 7. 24, Landon Simon, Indianapolis, IN (8), 19.972; 8. 9G, Cody Gardner, Milford, OH (9), 20.050; 9. 42, Dave Darland, Lincoln, IN (22), 20.122; 10. 56, Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL (13), 20.129; 11. 1M, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (11), 20.259; 12. 78, Rob Caho Jr., Wyoming, MN (7), 20.311; 13. 17, Nick Bilbee, Indianapolis, IN (15), 20.320; 14. 17B, Ryan Bernal, Hollister, CA (23), 20.425; 15. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (19), 20.702; 16. 7C, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (14), 20.730; 17. 18, Terry Richards, Denton, NE (18), 21.019; 18. 13MJ, Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN (3), 21.031; 19. 77K, Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (17), 21.094; 20. 19, Jori Hughes, Tower, MN (2), 21.125; 21. 4A, Braydon Cromwell, Lone Jack, MO (20), 21.846; 22. 20, Steve Thomas, Rantoul, IL (16), 22.283; 23. 12X, Doug Sylvester, Ottumwa, IA (6), 21.767; 24. 52, Isaac Chapple, Willow Branch, IN (1), NT

Time Trial Group 2 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 19T, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (7), 19.823; 2. 71P, Jason McDougal, Broken Arrow, OK (1), 20.121; 3. 19AZ, CJ Leary, Greenfield, IN (13), 20.168; 4. 33M, Matt Westfall, Pleasant Hill, OH (15), 20.194; 5. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (19), 20.241; 6. 69, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (14), 20.323; 7. 5G, Chris Windom, Canton, IL (9), 20.386; 8. 11W, Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (2), 20.386; 9. 12S, Wesley Smith, Nixa, MO (21), 20.477; 10. 74X, Josh Hodges, Tijeras, NM (10), 20.589; 11. 16, Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN (3), 20.694; 12. 6, Mario Clouser, Auburn, IL (11), 20.805; 13. 99, Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (24), 20.965; 14. 75X, Dustin Christie, Washington, IN (6), 21.024; 15. 7, Tim Buckwalter, Douglassville, PA (23), 21.196; 16. 52F, Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL (4), 21.319; 17. 22S, Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO (5), 21.414; 18. 0S, Steve Irwin, Fenton, MI (8), 21.461; 19. 44, Dickie Gaines, Mitchell, IN (18), 21.692; 20. 57, TJ Artz, Lincoln, NE (17), 21.782; 21. 0, Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, IA (12), 21.966; 22. 73, Lane Stone, Concordia, MO (22), 22.008; 23. 65, Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (16), 22.091; 24. 6R, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (25), NT; 25. 24V, Brian VanMeveren, St. Paul, MN (20), NT

Qualifier one (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Justin Grant (6); 2. Carson Short (4); 3. Nick Bilbee (7); 4. Riley Kreisel (5); 5. Dave Darland (2); 6. Glen Saville (8); 7. Landon Simon (3); 8. Terry Richards (9); 9. Katlynn Leer (10); 10. Braydon Cromwell (11); 11. Doug Sylvester (12); 12. Don Droud Jr. (1)

Qualifier two (started), 10 Laps, 3:33.5: 1. Chase Stockon (6); 2. Ryan Bernal (7); 3. Mitchell Davis (2); 4. Kory Schudy (4); 5. Chad Boespflug (5); 6. Cody Gardner (3); 7. Chris Morgan (8); 8. Rob Caho Jr. (1); 9. Brandon Halverson (9); 10. Jori Hughes (10); 11. Steve Thomas (11) DNS – Isaac Chapple

Qualifier three (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Tyler Courtney (4); 2. CJ Leary (5); 3. Chris Windom (3); 4. Kevin Thomas Jr. (6); 5. Anthony Nicholson (1); 6. Tim Buckwalter (8); 7. Dickie Gaines (10); 8. Korey Weyant (7); 9. Slater Helt (9); 10. Brandon Stevenson (11); 11. Chris Parkinson (12); 12. Wesley Smith (2) DNS – Brian VanMeveren

Qualifier four (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Brady Bacon (4); 2. Wyatt Burks (3); 3. Jason McDougal (6); 4. Matt Westfall (5); 5. Mario Clouser (1); 6. Josh Hodges (2); 7. Lane Stone (11); 8. TJ Artz (10); 9. Steve Irwin (9); 10. Logan Faucon (8); 11. Frank Rodgers III (12); 12. Dustin Christie (7)

C main (started), 10 Laps, 3:42.2: 1. Chris Morgan (1); 2. Brandon Stevenson (2); 3. Lane Stone (3); 4. Slater Helt (4); 5. Jori Hughes (5); 6. Brandon Halverson (6); 7. Doug Sylvester (7); 8. Steve Thomas (8); 9. Braydon Cromwell (10); 10. Frank Rodgers III (9) DNS – Chris Parkinson, Isaac Chapple, Brian VanMeveren, 71s, Doug Schenck, Cottage Grove, WI, 7s, Craig Campton, Pardeeville, WI

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Dave Darland (2); 2. Josh Hodges (1); 3. Anthony Nicholson (4); 4. Kory Schudy (8); 5. Korey Weyant (6); 6. Steve Irwin (9); 7. Glen Saville (11); 8. Cody Gardner (7); 9. Mitchell Davis (5); 10. TJ Artz (13); 11. Lane Stone (19); 12. Chris Morgan (17); 13. Rob Caho Jr. (12); 14. Katlynn Leer (16); 15. Dustin Christie (10); 16. Dickie Gaines (14); 17. Terry Richards (15); 18. Brandon Stevenson (20); 19. Logan Faucon (18); 20. Jori Hughes (21); 21. Slater Helt (22); 22. Brandon Halverson (23); 23. Landon Simon (3) DNS - Don Droud Jr.

A main (started), 30 Laps, 11:08.8: 1. Brady Bacon (2); 2. CJ Leary (4); 3. Tyler Courtney (6); 4. Kevin Thomas Jr. (5); 5. Chris Windom (8); 6. Justin Grant (1); 7. Jason McDougal (7); 8. Chase Stockon (3); 9. Ryan Bernal (12); 10. Carson Short (11); 11. Matt Westfall (9); 12. Korey Weyant (23); 13. Wyatt Burks (10); 14. Josh Hodges (20); 15. Nick Bilbee (14); 16. Dave Darland (19); 17. Mario Clouser (16); 18. Steve Irwin (24); 19. Kory Schudy (22); 20. Anthony Nicholson (21); 21. Riley Kreisel (13); 22. Chad Boespflug (15); 23. Tim Buckwalter (18); 24. Wesley Smith (17). Lap Leader: Bacon 1-30. Hard-charger: Weyant.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 24, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (1), 15.506 ($100 from OpenWheel101.com); 2. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (17), 15.539; 3. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 15.563; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (20), 15.609; 5. 7X, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (9), 15.661; 6. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (14), 15.665; 7. 71P, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (2), 15.728; 8. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (4), 15.742; 9. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (18), 15.778; 10. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (19), 15.828; 11. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (5), 15.837; 12. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (6), 15.893; 13. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (16), 15.907; 14. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (22), 15.966; 15. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (3), 15.991; 16. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (13), 16.018; 17. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (21), 16.042; 18. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (7), 16.142; 19. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (8), 16.209; 20. 7S, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (23), 16.222; 21. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (11), 16.285; 22. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (10), 16.692; 23. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (15), 16.712.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (2); 2. Brooke Tatnell (5); 3. Jamie Ball (1); 4. Parker Price-Miller (4); 5. Carson McCarl (6); 6. Cody Ledger (7); 7. Bob Weuve (8); 8. AJ Moeller (3)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.4: 1. Chris Martin (1); 2. Matt Juhl (2); 3. Wayne Johnson (3); 4. Justin Henderson (5); 5. Trey Starks (4); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 7. Jeff Swindell (7); 8. Joe Simbro (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.9: 1. Davey Heskin (4); 2. Gio Scelzi (5); 3. Tasker Phillips (2); 4. Sawyer Phillips (1); 5. Austin McCarl (6); 6. Bobby Mincer (3); 7. Matt Moro (7)

A main (started), 20 Laps, 6:09.1: 1. Parker Price-Miller (1); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 3. Gio Scelzi (6); 4. Davey Heskin (4); 5. Austin McCarl (5); 6. Justin Henderson (2); 7. Trey Starks (10); 8. Matt Juhl (12); 9. Brooke Tatnell (8); 10. Terry McCarl (9); 11. Carson McCarl (7); 12. Tasker Phillips (14); 13. Wayne Johnson (11); 14. Sawyer Phillips (17); 15. Jeff Swindell (20); 16. Jamie Ball (15); 17. Chris Martin (13); 18. Cody Ledger (19); 19. Matt Moro (21); 20. Bob Weuve (22); 21. Joe Simbro (23); 22. Bobby Mincer (16) DNS – AJ Moeller. Lap Leader: Price-Miller 1-20. Hard-charger: J. Swindell.

 

 

 

Brady Bacon Conquers Corn Belt Nationals Opener After Six Lead Changes!

Wayne Johnson Wins 360 Thriller with Last Lap Pass

by Bill Wright


 

 

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 5, 2019) – An outstanding night of racing greeted a great crowd at Knoxville Raceway in Friday’s Brandt Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Nationals opener.  Brady Bacon notched his second career win here after six lead changes in the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car/POWRi War feature.  He earned $5,000 aboard the Hoffman Racing #69 entry, and became the first repeat victor with USAC in their eleven trips here.  Wayne Johnson passed Terry McCarl on the final lap to win a thrilling 360 main event as well.

 


 

In the non-stop 25-lap Corn Belt Nationals feature, Kevin Thomas Jr. led early over Chris Windom and Matt Westfall.  Windom shot around Thomas to lead lap two, while Justin Grant took third from Westfall.  It was clear that Bacon had speed early, when he jumped from sixth to fourth on lap four.

 


 

Up front, Thomas regained the lead from Windom on lap five, while Bacon took third.  Bacon used a middle groove to take second from a cushion riding Windom on lap six, creating a three-way duel for the point.  Windom would bounce back to lead lap seven. 

 


 

Bacon reeled in the leader, and when Windom missed the bottom of turn one on lap 12, took his first lead of the event.  A lap later, Bacon made the same mistake, and Windom was back up front.  On lap 14, Windom bobbled over the cushion in turn three, and Bacon rode back by for good.

 


 

The leaders entered lapped traffic on lap 16.  Tyler Courtney, who won here a year ago, battled with Thomas for third behind the leaders.  Windom closed in the late stages, but Bacon was able to just maneuver enough in traffic to take his second win here.

 


 

Bacon’s win came over Windom, Thomas, Courtney and Grant.  Ryan Bernal, Chase Stockon, hard-charger Jason McDougal, CJ Leary and Westfall rounded out the top ten.  Leary and Grant set quick time in their respective groups.  Leary, Bacon, Wesley Smith, Courtney, Nick Bilbee and Stockon won heats.  Kory Schudy won the C main and Carson Short claimed the B.  A seven-car melee starting the B main involving Glen Saville, Chris Parkinson, Doug Schenck, Craig Campton, Chris Morgan and Isaac Chapple saw everyone walk away.

 


 

“I really love this place,” said Bacon in Victory Lane.  “It’s fun to be able to do in this car, what I’d like to be able to in our wing car when we run the Nationals when we see Donny (Schatz) and everyone who runs the bottom and middle so good.  I think, just having a lot of laps here…more than the competition helped me a little bit here to know that middle would come in and things like that.  I was having to run a little different line, but I was able to catch the marbles in the middle and get some speed to pass a couple guys.  It is testing to slow down and run the bottom.  Windom almost got back by me, but fortunately we had a car good enough to make up for my mistakes.”

 


 

“Lapped cars were in the way, but you’re going to have that at a place like this,” said Windom.  “If you miss the top or the bottom, you’re hung out to dry.  Those guys seemed to do that in front of me.  We had a good side-by-side battle I felt almost the entire race.  I think I could have got back by him there if circumstances were different, but he ran a good race and hit his marks.  I didn’t think the bottom would stay that good for us.  You just had to hit it perfectly to make it work.  That’s what Brady did to get by us.  I think we’ll put on another good show tomorrow.”

 


 

“It was perfect (the battle for the lead),” said Thomas Jr.  “That’s the way it should be.  For me to run the bottom around this place…it’s real tricky.  You have to have a little knack for it.  They gave me a great race car.  I just made a few mistakes.  Everybody did a great job.  Congratulations to the #69 and #5.  It was a tough race.  I saw them switching lines, and I was trying to figure out where to go.  It’s a fun joint.  I’m just glad to be here.  It’s a great facility and track.”

 


 

The 18-lap 360 feature started ugly.  Austin McCarl and Rob Kubli took wild rides, but walked away.  An eight-car pileup saw six cars eliminated.  Joining the pair who flipped were the point leader coming in, Ryan Giles, as well as Trey Starks, Thomas Kennedy and Matt Juhl.

 


 

Once underway, the race went non-stop.  Carson McCarl took the early lead over Matt Moro and Terry McCarl.  Clint Garner worked his way from row six into the top five by lap three.  Terry McCarl used the low side to gain second from Moro on the same lap.  Wayne Johnson used the same move to work into the show position on lap five, with Garner taking fourth two laps later.

 


 

Johnson’s car was working well on the bottom and he shot by Terry McCarl for second on lap nine.  A three-wide battle for the lead commenced, with Terry getting by his son for point on lap 11.  Johnson worked his way into second with six to go as the leaders approached traffic.


 

Johnson slowly reeled in Terry McCarl and when the leader slipped in turn one, he pounced using the low side.  The win was Johnson’s 13th here in a 360, and came ahead of Terry McCarl, Garner, who gained third on the last lap, Carson McCarl and Gio Scelzi.  Jon Agan, Matt Moro, Ryan Roberts, Calvin Landis and Kelby Watt completed the top ten.  Terry McCarl and Trey Starks set quick time in their respective groups, and Kennedy, Johnson, Austin McCarl and Jason Martin won heats.  Jason Martin also won the B main.

 


 

“I’m a little bit rejuvenated here at Knoxville,” said Johnson in Victory Lane.  “I’ve been away a little bit racing some 360 stuff.  I have to thank Todd and Kelly Carlile for letting me go race and do what I want to do.  I love this place and this is where I want to race.  My guys have been busting their butt.  That’s a brand new racecar.  Anytime you can beat Terry McCarl here, you’ve done something.  You know that.  He just made a mistake in traffic, and my car was really good on the bottom.”

 


 

The $20,000 to win BRANDT Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Nationals featuring the USAC National Sprint Cars and the POWRi WAR Sprints concludes Saturday night, July 6!  The 410 winged sprints will also be in action on Saturday!  For tickets and other information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

 


 

Brandt Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Nationals Night #1 Results

 


 

Time Trial Group #1 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 19AZ, CJ Leary, Greenfield, IN (26), 19.297; 2. 21, Carson Short, Marion, IL (14), 19.313; 3. 6, Mario Clouser, Auburn, IL (2), 19.635; 4. 28, Kory Schudy, Springfield, MO (11), 19.638; 5. 69, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (19), 19.675; 6. 7, Tim Buckwalter, Douglassville, PA (23), 19.724; 7. 33M, Matt Westfall, Pleasant Hill, OH (10), 19.741; 8. 17B, Ryan Bernal, Hollister, CA (8), 19.766; 9. 12S, Wesley Smith, Nixa, MO (13), 19.777; 10. 1M, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (5), 19.780; 11. 56, Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL (3), 19.793; 12. 75X, Dustin Christie, Washington, IN (24), 19.818; 13. 52, Isaac Chapple, Willow Branch, IN (22), 19.834; 14. 42, Dave Darland, Lincoln, IN (7), 19.957; 15. 24, Landon Simon, Indianapolis, IN (12), 20.121; 16. 0S, Steve Irwin, Fenton, MI (15), 20.185; 17. 77K, Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (21), 20.235; 18. 73, Lane Stone, Concordia, MO (4), 20.472; 19. 65, Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (9), 20.503; 20. 44, Dickie Gaines, Mitchell, IN (20), 20.508; 21. 71S, Doug Schenck, Cottage Grove, WI (18), 20.517; 22. 52F, Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL (25), 20.701; 23. 19, Jori Hughes, Tower, MN (17), 21.162; 24. 20, Steve Thomas, Rantoul, IL (6), 21.307; 25. 13MJ, Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN (1), 21.714; 26. 4A, Braydon Cromwell, Lone Jack, MO (16), 22.135

 


 

Time Trial Group #2 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 4, Justin Grant, Ione, CA (11), 19.297; 2. 71P, Jason McDougal, Broken Arrow, OK (3), 19.535; 3. 32, Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, IN (18), 19.573; 4. 19T, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (23), 19.583; 5. 5G, Chris Windom, Canton, IL (22), 19.642; 6. 90, Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (14), 19.675; 7. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (7), 19.749; 8. 11W, Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (2), 19.882; 9. 98E, Chad Boespflug, Hanford, CA (9), 19.980; 10. 74X, Josh Hodges, Tijeras, NM (19), 19.986; 11. 17, Nick Bilbee, Indianapolis, IN (6), 19.988; 12. 24V, Brian VanMeveren, St. Paul, MN (20), 20.128; 13. 22S, Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO (17), 20.277; 14. 99, Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (12), 20.286; 15. 16, Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN (10), 20.434; 16. 57, TJ Artz, Lincoln, NE (1), 20.442; 17. 9G, Cody Gardner, Milford, OH (21), 20.487; 18. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (25), 20.516; 19. 78, Rob Caho Jr., Wyoming, MN (16), 20.552; 20. 0, Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, IA (24), 20.720; 21. 7S, Craig Campton, Pardeeville, WI (4), 20.771; 22. 7C, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (5), 20.775; 23. 18, Terry Richards, Denton, NE (13), 21.572; 24. 12X, Doug Sylvester, Ottumwa, IA (15), 22.092; 25. 6R, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (8), NT

 

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. CJ Leary (6); 2. Matt Westfall (4); 3. Don Droud Jr. (3) / 4. Steve Irwin (1); 5. Chris Parkinson (7); 6. Logan Faucon (8) / 7. Brandon Halverson (9); 8. Kory Schudy (5); 9. Isaac Chapple (2)

 


 

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:42.5: 1. Brady Bacon (5); 2. Dave Darland (2); 3. Ryan Bernal (4) / 4. Carson Short (6); 5. Mitchell Davis (3); 6. Katlynn Leer (1) / 7. Dickie Gaines (7); 8. Braydon Cromwell (9); 9. Jori Hughes (8)

 


 

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Wesley Smith (4); 2. Landon Simon (2); 3. Tim Buckwalter (5) / 4. Dustin Christie (3); 5. Mario Clouser (6); 6. Doug Schenck (7) / 7. Steve Thomas (8); 8. Lane Stone (1)

 


 

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:39.3: 1. Tyler Courtney (4); 2. Justin Grant (6); 3. Kevin Thomas Jr. (5) / 4. Josh Hodges (3); 5. TJ Artz (1); 6. Chris Morgan (8) / 7. Rob Caho Jr. (7); 8. Slater Helt (2); 9. Frank Rodgers III (9)

 


 

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:45.8: 1. Nick Bilbee (3); 2. Wyatt Burks (4); 3. Chris Windom (5) / 4. Jason McDougal (6); 5. Korey Weyant (2); 6. Cody Gardner (1) / 7. Terry Richards (8); 8. Brandon Stevenson (7)

 


 

Heat six (started), 8 Laps, 2:46.1: 1. Chase Stockon (6); 2. Chad Boespflug (4); 3. Anthony Nicholson (2); 4. Riley Kreisel (5); 5. Glen Saville (1); 6. Craig Campton (7); 7. Doug Sylvester (8); 8. Brian VanMeveren (3)

 


 

C main (started), 10 Laps, 3:39.3: 1. Kory Schudy (1); 2. Isaac Chapple (3); 3. Rob Caho Jr. (2); 4. Dickie Gaines (7); 5. Terry Richards (6); 6. Brandon Stevenson (4) / 7. Lane Stone (5); 8. Jori Hughes (9); 9. Steve Thomas (10); 10. Doug Sylvester (8); 11. Brandon Halverson (11) DNS - 12. Brian VanMeveren; 13. Slater Helt; 14. Frank Rodgers III; 15. Braydon Cromwell

 

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Carson Short (1); 2. Jason McDougal (2); 3. Korey Weyant (8); 4. Josh Hodges (6); 5. Mario Clouser (3); 6. Riley Kreisel (4) / 7. Steve Irwin (9); 8. Mitchell Davis (5); 9. Cody Gardner (12); 10. Dustin Christie (7); 11. Dickie Gaines (22); 12. Brandon Stevenson (24); 13. Kory Schudy (19); 14. Rob Caho Jr. (21); 15. Terry Richards (23); 16. Logan Faucon (17); 17. TJ Artz (10); 18. Katlynn Leer (11); 19. Glen Saville (14); 20. Chris Parkinson (13); 21. Doug Schenck (15); 22. Chris Morgan (18); 23. Isaac Chapple (20); 24. Craig Campton (16)

 

A main (started), 25 Laps, 9:11.9: 1. Brady Bacon (6); 2. Chris Windom (1); 3. Kevin Thomas Jr. (3); 4. Tyler Courtney (10); 5. Justin Grant (7); 6. Ryan Bernal (9); 7. Chase Stockon (5); 8. Jason McDougal (20); 9. CJ Leary (8); 10. Matt Westfall (2); 11. Wyatt Burks (12); 12. Wesley Smith (11); 13. Don Droud Jr. (13); 14. Korey Weyant (21); 15. Nick Bilbee (16); 16. Tim Buckwalter (4); 17. Josh Hodges (22); 18. Mario Clouser (23); 19. Carson Short (19); 20. Dave Darland (15); 21. Anthony Nicholson (18); 22. Riley Kreisel (24); 23. Chad Boespflug (14); 24. Landon Simon (17). Lap Leaders: Thomas Jr. 1, Windom 2-4, Thomas Jr. 5-6, Windom 7-11, Bacon 12, Windom 13, Bacon 14-25. Hard-charger: McDougal.

 


 

360 Results

 


 

Time Trials Group #1 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 4X, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (6), 16.340; 2. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (5), 16.428; 3. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (14), 16.583; 4. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (7), 16.592; 5. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.618; 6. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (2), 16.635; 7. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (11), 16.645; 8. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (16), 16.655; 9. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (3), 16.660; 10. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (20), 16.666; 11. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (4), 16.672; 12. 83, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (15), 16.720; 13. 66, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (1), 16.730; 14. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.764; 15. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (17), 16.777; 16. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (13), 16.835; 17. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 17.155; 18. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (12), 17.371; 19. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (10), 17.525; 20. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (8), 18.934; DQ (Tire) - 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (19)

 

Time Trial Group #2 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (11), 16.470; 2. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (5), 16.534; 3. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 16.587; 4. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (17), 16.697; 5. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (4), 16.741; 6. 1B, Ryan Bowers, Ham Lake, MN (1), 16.745; 7. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springfield, CA (20), 16.749; 8. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (15), 16.811; 9. 99, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (18), 16.828; 10. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (12), 16.848; 11. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (10), 16.870; 12. 82, Jason Martin, Liberal, KS (2), 16.916; 13. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (13), 16.925; 14. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (21), 17.036; 15. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (16), 17.084; 16. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (3), 17.143; 17. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (6), 17.277; 18. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (19), 17.349; 19. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (14), 17.464; 20. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (9), 17.658; 21. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (7), NT

 


 

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.6: 1. Thomas Kennedy (1); 2. Clint Garner (2); 3. Terry McCarl (6); 4. Matt Moro (5); 5. Kelby Watt (3); 6. Tasker Phillips (9); 7. Calvin Landis (4); 8. Ricky Montgomery (7); 9. Cody Ledger (10); 10. Mitchell Alexander (8); 11. Chris Martin (11)

 


 

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.3: 1. Wayne Johnson (6); 2. Joe Beaver (2); 3. Josh Higday (4); 4. Rob Kubli (1); 5. Gio Scelzi (5); 6. Jamie Ball (7); 7. Ryan Leavitt (8); 8. Tom Lenz (3); 9. Jon Hughes (9); 10. Casey Greubel (10)

 

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.5: 1. Austin McCarl (2); 2. Ryan Roberts (4); 3. Trey Starks (6); 4. Mason Daniel (3); 5. Carson McCarl (5); 6. McKenna Haase (7); 7. Brad Comegys (1); 8. Nathan Mills (8); 9. Troy Manteufel (9); 10. John Anderson (10); 11. Ben Woods (11)

 


 

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.1: 1. Jason Martin (1); 2. Davey Heskin (2); 3. Matt Juhl (3); 4. Ryan Bowers (4); 5. Jon Agan (5); 6. Ryan Giles (6); 7. Eric Bridger (7); 8. Rob Weuve (8); 9. Alan Zoutte (9); 10. AJ Moeller (10)

 


 

B main (started), 10 Laps, 3:03.7: 1. Jason Martin (4); 2. Rob Kubli (3); 3. Jamie Ball (7); 4. Tom Lenz (1) / 5. Ricky Montgomery (5); 6. Ryan Leavitt (11); 7. Tasker Phillips (13); 8. McKenna Haase (6); 9. Cody Ledger (17); 10. Mitchell Alexander (9); 11. Nathan Mills (10); 12. Eric Bridger (8); 13. Troy Manteufel (14); 14. Rob Weuve (12); 15. Jon Hughes (15); 16. Casey Greubel (19); 17. Alan Zoutte (16); 18. John Anderson (18); 19. Brad Comegys (2) DNS – Steve Thomas, Chris Martin, Ben Woods

 

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:32.8: 1. Wayne Johnson (6); 2. Terry McCarl (4); 3. Clint Garner (11); 4. Carson McCarl (1); 5. Gio Scelzi (9); 6. Jon Agan (12); 7. Matt Moro (2); 8. Ryan Roberts (3); 9. Calvin Landis (19); 10. Kelby Watt (17); 11. Davey Heskin (20); 12. Jamie Ball (23); 13. Mason Daniel (18); 14. Josh Higday (7); 15. Joe Beaver (15); 16. Jason Martin (21); 17. Ryan Bowers (14); 18. Tom Lenz (24); 19. Trey Starks (5); 20. Austin McCarl (8); 21. Ryan Giles (10); 22. Thomas Kennedy (13); 23. Matt Juhl (16); 24. Rob Kubli (22). Lap Leaders: C. McCarl 1-10, T. McCarl 11-17, W. Johnson 18. Hard-charger: Ball.


 

Corn Belt Nationals Points After Night #1

Pos

Car

Driver

Points

1

69

Brady Bacon

492

2

4

Justin Grant

489

3

5G

Chris Windom

484

4

19T

Kevin Thomas Jr.

484

5

32

Chase Stockon

484

6

19AZ

CJ Leary

484

7

7BC

Tyler Courtney

482

8

71P

Jason McDougal

475

9

17B

Ryan Bernal

470

10

33M

Matt Westfall

467

11

11W

Wyatt Burks

463

12

12S

Wesley Smith

462

13

7

Tim Buckwalter

454

14

21

Carson Short

453

15

1M

Don Droud Jr.

452

16

17

Nick Bilbee

452

17

6

Mario Clouser

450

18

74X

Josh Hodges

441

19

90

Riley Kreisel

439

20

98E

Chad Boespflug

437

21

99

Korey Weyant

436

22

42

Dave Darland

433

23

16

Anthony Nicholson

426

24

24

Landon Simon

423

25

56

Mitchell Davis

404

26

75X

Dustin Christie

401

27

0S

Steve Irwin

399

28

28

Kory Schudy

399

29

9G

Cody Gardner

387

30

57

TJ Artz

376

31

44

Dickie Gaines

374

32

78

Rob Caho Jr.

370

33

0

Brandon Stevenson

369

34

77K

Katlynn Leer

369

35

75

Glen Saville

368

36

65

Chris Parkinson

364

37

52F

Logan Faucon

363

38

18

Terry Richards

360

39

52

Isaac Chapple

358

40

71S

Doug Schenck

355

41

7C

Chris Morgan

351

42

7S

Craig Campton

349

43

24V

Brian VanMeveren

335

44

73

Lane Stone

333

45

22S

Slater Helt

331

46

20

Steve Thomas

320

47

19

Jori Hughes

318

48

12X

Doug Sylvester

318

49

13MJ

Brandon Halverson

314

50

6R

Frank Rodgers III

302

51

4A

Braydon Cromwell

301

 

 

Russ Hall Victorious with Pro Sprints at Knoxville!

410 and 360 Features Postponed Due to Rain

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 22, 2019) – Russ Hall picked up his first ever Pro Sprint Series presented by Pace Performance win at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. The native of Pleasant Hill, Iowa held off the charge of veteran Chris Walraven to take the win aboard the Skillz Motorsports #29. The Knoxville Raceway could not hold off the charge of Mother Nature, however. Despite hard work all day by track crews and a quick program underway, persistent rains fell just after 8:30 p.m. bringing a halt to the action as the 360 sprint feature was ready to take the green. Track officials will discuss the make-up of both the 360 and 410 features. Stay tuned for an announcement.

Rookie Mike Johnston was the early leader in the 15-lap Pro Sprints feature. Second row starter Russ Hall trailed him, but took the lead coming to the completion of lap two. Chris Walraven made a move by Jeff Wilke on the same circuit to take third. On lap four, Walraven took the high side around Johnston for second and set his sights on the leader.

The last half of the race saw Walraven all over Hall for the lead. On lap 11, he was just one-tenth of a second behind, and on the white flag lap was just ninety-five thousands of a second in arears. Hall hit his marks on the low sides of turns two and four to carry his mount to the win

Following Hall across the line were Walraven, Johnston, Matthew Stelzer and Devin Wignall. Chase Young, Mike Mayberry, Jeff Wilke, Brandon Worthington and Evan Epperson rounded out the top ten. Walraven set quick time, while Johnston and Mayberry were heat winners.

“We put on junk tires to start with,” said Hall in Victory Lane. “We had a hard time finding a used one in the pits. It’s good to be back in Victory Lane (Hall has three career 360 wins). I’m glad to be racing! I’m excited! We had a good race there with Walraven. I heard him there the whole time. I didn’t know if I was going to make it. I had a hard time getting off the corner.”

Lynton Jeffrey set his first quick time of the season in the 410 class, while Tasker Phillips, Sawyer Phillips and Josh Schneiderman won heat races. Carson McCarl set quick time in the 360 class and won a heat, while Tasker Phillips and Josh Higday took the others.

Saturday, June 29, will be an open date at Knoxville Raceway as the AGCO Jackson Nationals commence at Jackson Motorplex that weekend. The next action at the track will be the inaugural BRANDT Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Nationals featuring the USAC National Sprint Cars and the POWRi WAR Sprints Friday and Saturday, July 5 and 6. Saturday night’s finale will pay $20,000 to the winner! The 360 sprints will accompany the non-wing sprints Friday, while the 410 sprints will be in action on Saturday! For tickets and other information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (11), 15.900; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (17), 15.936; 3. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (2), 16.157; 4. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (1), 16.204; 5. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (4), 16.258; 6. 7S, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (20), 16.259; 7. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (14), 16.274; 8. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (3), 16.301; 9. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (13), 16.303; 10. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (16), 16.321; 11. 7X, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (15), 16.356; 12. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (8), 16.377; 13. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (12), 16.423; 14. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (22), 16.453; 15. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (9), 16.471; 16. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.489; 17. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (10), 16.493; 18. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (21), 16.6; 19. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (6), 16.762; 20. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (5), 17.374; 21. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (19), 17.63; 22. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (7), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:23.3: 1. Tasker Phillips (1); 2. Davey Heskin (3); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 4. Austin McCarl (4); 5. Mason Daniel (2); 6. AJ Moeller (5); 7. Bobby Mincer (7); 8. Bob Weuve (8)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:22.4: 1. Sawyer Phillips (2); 2. Justin Henderson (3); 3. Brian Brown (6); 4. Terry McCarl (5); 5. Jamie Ball (1); 6. Josh Baughman (4); 7. Joe Simbro (7)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:23.4: 1. Josh Schneiderman (2); 2. Trey Starks (1); 3. Brooke Tatnell (4); 4. Matt Juhl (6); 5. Chris Martin (3); 6. RJ Johnson (5) DNS – Glen Saville

A main Scheduled lineup (PPD): 1. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 2. Brian Brown (2); 3. Matt Juhl (3); 4. Terry McCarl (4); 5. AJ Moeller (5); 6. Austin McCarl (6); 7. Davey Heskin (7); 8. Brooke Tatnell (8); 9. Justin Henderson (9); 10. RJ Johnson (10); 11. Sawyer Phillips (11); 12. Josh Schneiderman (12); 13. Tasker Phillips (13); 14. Josh Baughman (14); 15. Trey Starks (15); 16. Chris Martin (16); 17. Mason Daniel (17); 18. Jamie Ball (18); 19. Bobby Mincer (19); 20. Joe Simbro (20); 21. Bob Weuve (21); 22. Glen Saville (22).

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (6), 16.854; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (13), 16.985; 3. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (22), 17.001; 4. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (17), 17.003; 5. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.080; 6. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.103; 7. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (2), 17.191; 8. 66, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (20), 17.214; 9. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (21), 17.258; 10. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (12), 17.299; 11. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (16), 17.307; 12. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (19), 17.337; 13. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (8), 17.396; 14. 23S, Stu Snyder, Waverly, NE (7), 17.422; 15. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (24), 17.458; 16. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (9), 17.534; 17. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 17.561; 18. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (4), 17.578; 19. 83, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (25), 17.623; 20. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (1), 17.634; 21. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (27), 17.650; 22. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (23), 17.770; 23. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (11), 17.804; 24. 99, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (3), 17.919; 25. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (26), 18; 26. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (14), 18.438; 27. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (5), 18.556.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:07.7: 1. Carson McCarl (6); 2. Kelby Watt (1); 3. Ryan Giles (4); 4. Ryan Leavitt (3); 5. Calvin Landis (5); 6. Cody Wehrle (2); 7. Rob Kubli (7); 8. Mitchell Alexander (8); 9. Rob Weuve (9)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:08.3: 1. Tasker Phillips (1); 2. Matt Moro (3); 3. Clint Garner (6); 4. Stu Snyder (2); 5. Ricky Montgomery (4); 6. Joe Beaver (5); 7. Jon Agan (7); 8. Alan Zoutte (8); 9. Jon Hughes (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Josh Higday (2); 2. Jamie Ball (5); 3. Tom Lenz (4); 4. Austin McCarl (8); 5. Brad Comegys (3); 6. McKenna Haase (6); 7. Eric Bridger (7); 8. Nathan Mills (1); 9. Casey Greubel (9)

A Scheduled Lineup (PPD): 1. Calvin Landis (1); 2. Jamie Ball (2); 3. Clint Garner (3); 4. Carson McCarl (4); 5. Ryan Giles (5); 6. McKenna Haase (6); 7. Tom Lenz (7); 8. Joe Beaver (8); 9. Matt Moro (9); 10. Ricky Montgomery (10); 11. Josh Higday (11); 12. Ryan Leavitt (12); 13. Tasker Phillips (13); 14. Kelby Watt (14); 15. Brad Comegys (15); 16. Stu Snyder (16); 17. Cody Wehrle (17); 18. Austin McCarl (18); 19. Rob Kubli (19); 20. Jon Agan (20); 21. Nathan Mills (21); 22. Eric Bridger (22); 23. Mitchell Alexander (23); 24. Alan Zoutte (24); 25. Rob Weuve (25); 26. Jon Hughes (26); 27. Casey Greubel (27)

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 56, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.876; 2. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (14), 18.022; 3. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (12), 18.024; 4. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (1), 18.155; 5. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (2), 18.201; 6. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (5), 18.228; 7. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (6), 18.332; 8. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (11), 18.364; 9. 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (9), 18.423; 10. B29, Adam Mason, Knoxville, IA (8), 18.471; 11. 21X, Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA (4), 18.483; 12. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (3), 18.498; 13. 2, Matt Johnson, Melcher-Dallas, IA (13), 18.650; 14. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (7), 21.826.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:54.5: 1. Mike Johnston (3); 2. Devin Wignall (1); 3. Brandon Worthington (4); 4. Chris Walraven (6); 5. Tyler Barrick (2); 6. Mike Ayers (5); 7. Matt Johnson (7)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Mike Mayberry (3); 2. Matthew Stelzer (1); 3. Jeff Wilke (5); 4. Russ Hall (6); 5. Adam Mason (2); 6. Evan Epperson (4); 7. Chase Young (7)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 5:00.1: 1. Russ Hall (3); 2. Chris Walraven (4); 3. Mike Johnston (1); 4. Matthew Stelzer (10); 5. Devin Wignall (8); 6. Chase Young (14); 7. Mike Mayberry (6); 8. Jeff Wilke (2); 9. Brandon Worthington (5); 10. Evan Epperson (9); 11. Mike Ayers (7); 12. Tyler Barrick (11); 13. Matt Johnson (13); 14. Adam Mason (12). Lap Leaders: Johnston 1, Hall 2-15. Hard-charger: Young.

 

 

Busy Fortnight Ahead for Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by OpenWheel101.com!

(Bill W) June 19, 2019, Monroe, IA – With the World of Outlaws weekend at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa behind us, the schedule for the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com really heats up the next two weeks! Over the span of twelve days, the series will see ten events, covering eight tracks and four sanctions.

Brian Brown and Brad Sweet claimed the World of Outlaw features at Knoxville last weekend. The upcoming schedule sees weekly racing at Knoxville on Saturday, with the WoO hits Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin. Dubuque (IA) Speedway hosts the WoO on Sunday. The Jackson Nationals at Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota commences Thursday-Saturday June 27-29. The All Stars co-sanction with MOWA at Jacksonville (IL) Speedway Friday, June 28 and the All Stars also hit Route 66 Speedway in Joliet, Illinois Saturday, June 29 with the IRA. The IRA will also be in action at 141 Speedway near Francis Creek, Wisconsin Sunday, June 30, and the Dodge County (WI) Fairgrounds will see the Harry Neitzel Memorial on Wednesday, July 3.

Kerry Madsen leads the current point standings ahead of Brown, Terry McCarl, Bill Balog, Paul Nienhiser, James McFadden, Austin McCarl, Lynton Jeffrey, Brooke Tatnell and Matt Juhl.

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Next Up

Sat, June 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, June 22 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO

Sun, June 23 – Dubuque (IA) Speedway WoO

Thurs, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 28 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 28 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway All Stars/MOWA

Sat, June 29 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO

Sat, June 29 – Route 66 Speedway (IL) All Stars

Sun, June 30 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Wed, July 3 – Dodge County (WI) Fairgrounds IRA

2019 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 320

2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 295 (4)

3. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 273 (1)

4. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 198 (2)

5. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 172 (3)

6. James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust., 165

7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 158

8. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 157

9. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 126

10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 112

11. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 105

12. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 89

13. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 86

14. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 85

15. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 83

16. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 80

17. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 78

18. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 75 (1)

19. Mason Daniel, Springville, CA, 72

20. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 71

(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 71

22. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 70

23. Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 69

24. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 65

25. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 52

(tie) Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52

(tie) Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 52

28. Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 51

29. Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN, 50 (1)

(tie) Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 50 (1)

(tie) Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 50

(tie) Nick Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 50

(tie) Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, PA, 50

34. Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 49

35. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 48

(tie) Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 48

(tie) Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 48

38. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 46

39. Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 42

40. Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI, 41

41. Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 40

(tie) Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN, 40

43. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 38

44. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 36

45. Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 35

46. Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 34

47. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 33

48. Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 31

49. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 30

(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 30

(tie) Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IN, 30

52. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 28

53. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 26

(tie) Wade Nygaard. Grand Forks, ND, 26

(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 26

56. Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 25

57. Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 24

(tie) Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 24

59. Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 22

60. Christopher King, Farmington, MO, 20

(tie) Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 20

(tie) Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 20

(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 20

64. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 18

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 18

66. Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 16

(tie) Andy Bishop, Harrisburg, IL, 16

(tie) Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 16

(tie) Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 16

(tie) Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK, 16

(tie) Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 16

(tie) Shane Roemeling, Grand Forks, ND, 16

73. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 14

(tie) Jim Moughan Jr., Springfield, IL, 14

(tie) Brinton Marvel, Pittsboro, IN, 14

(tie) Reed Allex, St. Cloud, MN, 14

77. Christopher Bell, Norman, OK, 12

(tie) Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 12

(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 12

(tie) Lance Fassbender, Burnett, WI, 12

(tie) Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 12

(tie) Trevor Mell, Harwood, ND, 12

83. Brady Barker, New Berlin, IL, 10

(tie) George Crawford, Springfield, IL, 10

(tie) Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH, 10

(tie) Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 10

87. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 8

(tie) Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 8

(tie) Dustin Adams, St. Louis, MO, 8

(tie) AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA

91. Aidan Roosevans, O’Fallon, IL, 6

(tie) Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA, 6

93. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 2

(tie) Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 2

(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 2

(tie) Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH, 2

Tentative 2019 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com

Sat, April 6 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Carson Short, Marion, IL)

Sun, April 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Fri, April 12 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN)

Sat, April 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Canceled)

Sat, April 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Fri, April 26 – Lake Ozark (MO) Speedway WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sat, April 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Canceled)

Sat, April 27 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Rain)

Sun, April 28 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO (Postponed)

Sat, May 4 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Fri, May 10 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA (Postponed)

Sat, May 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA (Rain)

Fri, May 17 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway All Stars/IRA (Rain)

Sat, May 18 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)

Sat, May 18 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track All Stars/IRA (Rain)

Sun, May 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars (Rain)

Fri, May 24 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Fri, May 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)

Sat, May 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)

Sun, May 26 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)

Sat, June 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Tue, June 4 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Fri, June 7 – Lee County (IA) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Fri, June 7 – River Cities (ND) Speedway WoO (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)

Sat, June 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, June 8 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sun, June 9 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)

Fri, June 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, June 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sat, June 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, June 22 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO

Sun, June 23 – Dubuque (IA) Speedway WoO

Thurs, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 28 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 28 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway All Stars/MOWA

Sat, June 29 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO

Sat, June 29 – Route 66 Speedway (IL) All Stars

Sun, June 30 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Wed, July 3 – Dodge County (WI) Fairgrounds IRA

Fri, July 5 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Fri, July 12 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, July 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 13 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway WoO

Sat, July 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, July 21 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) or LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA

Thurs, July 25 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track All Stars/IRA

Fri, July 26 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars

Fri, July 26 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, July 26 – Langlade County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, July 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars

Sun, July 28 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, Aug 2 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) Ironman 55 WoO

Sat, Aug 3 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway IRA

Sun, Aug 4 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic

Mon, Aug 5 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Thurs, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Sat, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 17 – West Fargo (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 17 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway IRA

Sun, Aug 18 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Aug 23 – Black Hills Speedway (SD) WoO

Sat, Aug 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, Aug 30 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri Aug 30 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway IRA

Sat, Aug 31 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Sun, Sept 1 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 6 – Superior (WI) Speedway IRA

Fri, Sept 6 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, Sept 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) Jerry Richert Memorial IRA

Sat, Sept 7 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) Tom Knowles Memorial MOWA

Fri, Sept 20 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA

Fri, Sept 20 – Dodge City (KS) Raceway WoO

Sat, Sept 21 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA

Sat, Sept 21 – Dodge City (KS) Raceway WoO

Sat, Sept 21 – Beaver Dam (WI) Raceway IRA

Wed, Sept 25 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO

Fri, Sept 27 – Dodge County (WI) Fairgrounds IRA

Sat, Sept 28 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Fri, Oct 4 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, Oct 5 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, Oct 18 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

Sat, Oct 19 – Lake Ozark (MO) Speedway WoO

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Brad Sweet won the Brownells Big Guns Bash finale Saturday at Knoxville (Ken Berry Racing Pix)

Brad Sweet Wins Outlaw Showdown at Knoxville!

Clint Garner Wins His First Feature of 2019 in 360 Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 15, 2019) – Brad Sweet won the Brownells Big Gun Bash featuring the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. The Grass Valley, California won a shootout that saw three lead changes. The win, aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing #49 was worth $10,000. Clint Garner earned his first feature win of the year in the 360 class. It was the 39th of his career here.

A two hour rain delay slowed the proceedings, but ultimately, the event overcame Mother Nature and the sizable crowd was rewarded with some great racing. Dash winner, Lance Dewease, led early in the 25-lap Outlaw feature, with Sweet, Logan Schuchart, Sheldon Haudenschild and Lynton Jeffrey in tow. On lap two, Schuchart rode the low line to pass Sweet for second, while Jeffrey took fourth.

Trey Starks blew a right rear and stopped in turn two, bringing the only caution of the event three laps in. Sweet shot by Schuchart for second, while Pittman went from sixth to fourth. Dewease entered lapped traffic on the twelfth circuit. Sweet reeled him in and passed the veteran low in turn four on lap 14.

Schuchart used the same line to take second the following lap, and then shot around Sweet on the top side to take the point on lap 16. Sweet would battle back by two laps later, while Pittman moved into the third spot. Pittman and Schuchart battled for second, while Sweet distanced himself in traffic.

Sweet crossed the checkers first for the sixth time in his career here in a 410 sprint car. Schuchart regained second with three to go. Pittman was third, ahead of Haudenschild and David Gravel. Dewease, Brian Brown, Shane Stewart, Carson Macedo and Jeffrey rounded out the top ten. Stewart and Pittman set quick time in their respective groups, while Stewart, Gravel, Sweet and Jeffrey were heat winners. Donny Schatz won the B main.

“(Schuchart) is very underrated,” said Sweet in Victory Lane. “He gets up front in one of these Nationals…he’ll be tough to beat. He can time well, and Logan’s just getting better and better as a driver. He definitely got me up on the wheel there. It took all I had to hold him off and beat him. The track was fast and tricky. Everything was happening way faster than you want it to happen, and you still have to try and hit that narrow bottom. I kind of figured out a few things about the bottom. I still missed it about fifty percent of the time. I think we were a little bit better than most tonight. The guys always give me a great racecar, and we’ve really figured some things out the last few weeks with our shocks and our engines. Hopefully, we can keep carrying this momentum.”

“I kind of watched Brad and Lance there for a little while,” said Schuchart. “I could hit the bottom early in the race, and any time you can hit the bottom here, it’s a good sign. Once I did get the lead, it was tough to hit the bottom that many times consistently. I just felt more comfortable hitting the top. I didn’t want to slow myself up too much, and it hurt me. Their team won the Knoxville Nationals last year, and we ran them down and passed them…so that’s something to be proud of. I look forward to coming here again in August.”

“I was really worried starting tenth,” said Pittman. “As wet as this track was…you get too far back, and it’s easy to get caught up in dirty air behind guys, especially on the start. We got a great start, and we were free enough to get by some guys. We were still good enough at the end. I felt we were as good as the leaders. I got next to Logan in there with two or three to go, and I felt I should have finished the pass. We kept Brad, Logan and Lance in sight. We’ll keep working at it and continue to make it better.”

The 18-lap 360 main event was marred by some incidents. When Nate Mills slowed on the backstretch with steering issues, Jayce Jenkins caught his rear end and flipped. Casey Greubel also took a hard ride down the backstretch in the incident. Josh Higday, Rob Weuve and John Anderson also exited as a result of the melee. Mills would try to make repairs and restarted at the tail.

Contact from another car, sent Christian Bowman spinning in turn two on the next try at green. Joe Beaver led the field once the green flew, ahead of Ryan Giles, Clint Garner, Calvin Landis and Thomas Kennedy. Garner worked his way by Giles for second on lap two, before McKenna Haase came to a stop on the inside of turn two four laps in.

Garner and Giles battled for the second spot before Bowman made heavy contact with the turn three wall, bringing out the red flag again. He was helped from the car to his feet and was communicating with safety workers, but was taken in for observation.

Beaver took off from the field again, but Garner was determined and reeling him in. He used a high side pass to lead lap ten, and began pulling away. Garner entered lapped traffic with four to go, but would not be deterred in taking a victory back to Sioux Falls. Beaver was second, ahead of Giles, Landis and Kennedy. Completing the top ten were Carson McCarl, Matt Moro, hard-charger Jon Agan, Kelby Watt and Jamie Ball. Giles set quick time, while Haase, Tasker Phillips and Beaver won heats.

“It’s alright,” said Garner of a smoking motor coming for the checkers. “I’m not sure what happened there. It must just have had a little oil leak. It (is hard to get a win). In a way I enjoy it. I think everyone was giving me guff for dominating. I didn’t even feel that way when I was winning. This year is definitely showing that as the case. There’s a lot of good equipment here and the drivers are doing a great job. We just need to qualify a little better.”

Join us next week, Saturday, June 22, for Marion County Farm Bureau Night! It is also Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame Night. Join us for the banquet at Noon in the Dyer-Hudson Hall. For more information on the banquet, contact the Knoxville Raceway. All three classes of sprint cars will be on hand Saturday night, and it is $1 Busch Light Night as well. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trial Group 1 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 5, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (12), 14.977; 2. 41, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (8), 14.981; 3. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (6), 15.004; 4. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (19), 15.014; 5. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (11), 15.089; 6. 2, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (2), 15.091; 7. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (13), 15.166; 8. 9, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust. (3), 15.228; 9. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (10), 15.232; 10. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (4), 15.275; 11. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (1), 15.286; 12. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (5), 15.300; 13. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (17), 15.335; 14. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (14), 15.383; 15. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (15), 15.394; 16. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (16), 15.422; 17. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (7), 15.425; 18. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (9), 15.498; 19. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (18), 15.681.

Time Trial Group 2 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 83, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (13), 15.112; 2. 83R, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (3), 15.200; 3. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (12), 15.205; 4. 69K, Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, PA (18), 15.247; 5. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (10), 15.282; 6. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (16), 15.375; 7. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (15), 15.375; 8. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (1), 15.380; 9. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (14), 15.402; 10. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (11), 15.503; 11. 7X, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (17), 15.579; 12. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (7), 15.628; 13. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (6), 15.676; 14. 7SX, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (2), 15.734; 15. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 15.783; 16. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (4), 15.884; 17. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (8), 16.005; 18. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (19), 16.009; 19. 1AJ, Trevor Mell, Harwood, ND (5), 16.604.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:03.4: 1. Shane Stewart (1); 2. Brian Brown (2); 3. Sawyer Phillips (4); 4. Matt Juhl (6); 5. Kraig Kinser (3) / 6. Donny Schatz (5); 7. Kerry Madsen (7); 8. Brooke Tatnell (8); 9. Davey Heskin (9); 10. Chase Johnson (10)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:02.7: 1. David Gravel (1); 2. Logan Schuchart (2); 3. Carson Macedo (3); 4. James McFadden (4); 5. Brent Marks (6) / 6. Sammy Swindell (8); 7. Josh Schneiderman (5); 8. Ian Madsen (7); 9. Mason Daniel (9)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:04.0: 1. Brad Sweet (2); 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (3); 3. Daryn Pittman (1); 4. Jason Sides (5); 5. Jacob Allen (4); 6. Justin Henderson (6); 7. Tasker Phillips (7); 8. Austin McCarl (8); 9. Bobby Mincer (9); 10. Trevor Mell (10)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:03.7: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 2. Lance Dewease (2); 3. Terry McCarl (4); 4. Dominic Scelzi (3); 5. Trey Starks (6) / 6. AJ Moeller (5); 7. RJ Johnson (7); 8. Chris Martin (8); 9. Joe Simbro (9)

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:32.2: 1. Lance Dewease (2); 2. Brad Sweet (4); 3. Logan Schuchart (5); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (1); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 6. Brian Brown (7); 7. Shane Stewart (8); 8. David Gravel (6)

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:07.1: 1. Donny Schatz (1); 2. AJ Moeller (2); 3. Justin Henderson (4); 4. Kerry Madsen (5); 5. Brooke Tatnell (9); 6. Ian Madsen (7); 7. Sammy Swindell (11); 8. Tasker Phillips (6); 9. Austin McCarl (10); 10. Mason Daniel (15); 11. RJ Johnson (8); 12. Davey Heskin (13); 13. Chase Johnson (17); 14. Bobby Mincer (14); 15. Trevor Mell (18); 16. Joe Simbro (16); 17. Josh Schneiderman (3); 18. Chris Martin (12)

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Brad Sweet (2); 2. Logan Schuchart (3); 3. Daryn Pittman (10); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (4); 5. David Gravel (8); 6. Lance Dewease (1); 7. Brian Brown (6); 8. Shane Stewart (7); 9. Carson Macedo (11); 10. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 11. Ian Madsen (25, prov.); 12. Terry McCarl (12); 13. James McFadden (15); 14. Dominic Scelzi (16); 15. Donny Schatz (21); 16. Brent Marks (19); 17. Kraig Kinser (17); 18. Jason Sides (14); 19. Sawyer Phillips (9); 20. Matt Juhl (13); 21. Justin Henderson (23); 22. Trey Starks (20); 23. Jacob Allen (18); 24. Kerry Madsen (24); 25. AJ Moeller (22). Lap Leaders: Dewease 1-13, Sweet 14-15, Schuchart 16-17, Sweet 18-25. Hard-charger: I. Madsen.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (24), 16.093; 2. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (17), 16.254; 3. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (13), 16.283; 4. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (3), 16.315; 5. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (16), 16.331; 6. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 16.344; 7. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (10), 16.416; 8. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (14), 16.419; 9. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (23), 16.454; 10. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (27), 16.465; 11. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (26), 16.476; 12. 83, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (12), 16.563; 13. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (25), 16.567; 14. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.628; 15. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (18), 16.630; 16. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (6), 16.702; 17. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (19), 16.704; 18. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (1), 16.727; 19. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.761; 20. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.776; 21. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (7), 16.781; 22. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.805; 23. 33J, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (15), 16.873; 24. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (20), 17.013; 25. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (22), 17.064; 26. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (11), 17.120; 27. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (2), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.1: 1. McKenna Haase (1); 2. Thomas Kennedy (4); 3. Ryan Giles (6); 4. Clint Garner (5); 5. Cody Wehrle (2); 6. Nathan Mills (3); 7. Jon Agan (8); 8. Casey Greubel (9); 9. Alan Zoutte (7)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.1: 1. Tasker Phillips (1); 2. Matt Moro (4); 3. Jamie Ball (2); 4. Calvin Landis (6); 5. Christian Bowman (3); 6. Ryan Leavitt (7); 7. Brad Comegys (5); 8. Jayce Jenkins (8); 9. John Anderson (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.9: 1. Joe Beaver (6); 2. Kelby Watt (2); 3. Eric Bridger (4); 4. Rob Kubli (3); 5. Carson McCarl (5); 6. Josh Higday (7); 7. Rob Weuve (1); 8. Jon Hughes (8) DNS – Tom Lenz

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (4); 2. Joe Beaver (1); 3. Ryan Giles (2); 4. Calvin Landis (3); 5. Thomas Kennedy (5); 6. Carson McCarl (7); 7. Matt Moro (6); 8. Jon Agan (21); 9. Kelby Watt (12); 10. Jamie Ball (14); 11. Ryan Leavitt (18); 12. Eric Bridger (8); 13. Tasker Phillips (11); 14. Cody Wehrle (17); 15. Alan Zoutte (22); 16. Rob Kubli (13); 17. Brad Comegys (9); 18. Jon Hughes (24); 19. Christian Bowman (15); 20. McKenna Haase (10); 21. Nathan Mills (16); 22. Rob Weuve (19); 23. Josh Higday (20); 24. Jayce Jenkins (23); 25. Casey Greubel (25); 26. John Anderson (26) DNS – Tom Lenz. Lap Leaders: Beaver 1-9, Garner 10-18. Hard-charger: Agan.

 

 

 

Brian Brown Thumps the Outlaws at Knoxville!

Mike Mayberry Wins with the Pro Sprints Presented by Pace Performance

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 14, 2019) – Brian Brown has dominated things at Knoxville Raceway this season, winning all three times he has competed heading into Friday night’s opener at the Brownell’s Big Guns Bash featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver made it “four for four” in dominating fashion, leading every step of the way in the 25-lap feature event. The win was worth $10,000 for the pilot of the Casey’s General Stores/FVP Brian Brown Racing #21. Brown became the fifteenth different winner of the season for the World of Outlaws.

Brown came from his starting spot inside row two to blow by front row starters Daryn Pittman and Shane Stewart. As he pulled away in clean air, seventh running Sammy Swindell slowed to bring out a caution two laps in. The restart saw Brown leading Pittman, Stewart, Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet.

Brown chose the inside line and pulled away again, building on his lead. The leaders entered lapped traffic on the tenth circuit. Brown continued to build his lead with Pittman maintaining second over Stewart and Schatz. Sweet pressured Schatz for the fourth spot as the two took turns battling past each other. Eventually Schatz would maintain his advantage.

Brown weaved masterfully through traffic, and was four seconds ahead of the second place car of Pittman at the checkers. Stewart followed, ahead of Schatz and Sweet. Carson Macedo, Logan Schuchart, Kraig Kinser, David Gravel and Sheldon Haudenschild rounded out the top ten. Schuchart and Macedo set quick time in their respective groups, while both were joined by Brown and Schatz as heat winners. Pittman won the Dash, and Dominic Scelzi claimed the B.

“This one’s for you Knoxville fans!” exclaimed Brown in Victory Lane. “You guys support us every Saturday night. It’s important for us to run well in front of you guys when the Outlaws are in town. I’m proud of everyone on the team. I got a really good start, and I haven’t been running the top much. I knew I was running my tires off a little bit. You don’t know how far you’re ahead. Lapped traffic got intense a couple of times. I kept my composure and here we are. We treated this like a normal week. I always thought I’d like to win my first Outlaw show at Knoxville. We’ve won them in Charlotte, Arizona and Kansas, but this one’s special. Four seconds (his lead at the checkers) felt like four-tenths of a second to us!”

“That just means he did a better job than I did,” said Pittman of Brown working well through lapped traffic. “I don’t know that they slowed me down any more than him. He just was probably a little more aggressive. He’s good here. I was unsure how far you could be behind a guy to pull the trigger on him. I know not completing the pass would kill our speed. I was maybe a little hesitant to do that. I’ve got to thank my guys. They worked their tails off. We got an engine changed before the Dash, and I went out there and the car was really good. I have to thank Dennis and Teresa (Roth). We’ve got a super race team. I’m super-excited about the direction we’re headed.”

“There’s no spots easy here with these guys,” said Stewart, who drove the CJB Motorsports #5. “We were able to get back by Donny there on the last lap, but this race was over at the green flag. Brian and those guys did a great job. We’ve been proving that every time we make the Dash, we’re in contention to win. We just have to keep making the Dashes. These are little test sessions for August. We’ll go back to the drawing board tomorrow. My guys work really hard. I wouldn’t want to be on any other team. I’m happy to be where I’m at.”

The 15-lap Pro Sprints Presented by Pace Performance feature saw a familiar early leader. Matthew Stelzer was trying to make it five in a row as he led from his pole position over Brandon Worthington and Mike Mayberry early on. Chase Young flipped in turn one with a lap in the books. He walked away.

After the restart, Worthington used the high side to drive around Stelzer, leading lap four. Five laps in, fourth running, Mike Ayers, spun in turn four. Worthington led Stelzer, Mayberry, Chris Walraven and Jeff Wilke back to green. Stelzer shot under the leader to take the point again. Worthington wasn’t going anywhere, however.

Mayberry was coming on strong, as was Evan Epperson, and along with Stelzer and Worthington, it created a mad scramble for the lead on lap nine. Mayberry shot to the bottom of turn one, sliding both Worthington and Stelzer to take the lead. He would ride the cushion and pull away from the field, leaving no doubt over the last six laps.

Mayberry’s second career win came ahead of Epperson, who grabbed second with three to go, and Worthington, who snagged third with two to go. Stelzer, Walraven, Devin Wignall, Matt Johnson, Wilke and Tanner Barrick completed the top ten. Russ Hall set quick time, while Young and Mayberry were heat winners.

“I’ve got to thank everyone on my team for sticking with me,” said Mayberry in Victory Lane. “Last week we were the last running car. We just kept working, and these guys worked their tails off. We’re glad to get a win. We threw the kitchen sink at it this week.”

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to the Knoxville Raceway Saturday night as part of the finale of the Brownell’s Big Guns Bash! The 360 sprint cars . For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials Group #1 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1s, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (5), 14.735; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (15), 14.906; 3. 83, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (9), 15.037; 4. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (14), 15.130; 5. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (6), 15.143; 6. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (3), 15.197; 7. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (2), 15.231; 8. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (18), 15.238; 9. 7, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (17), 15.281; 10. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (19), 15.281; 11. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (10), 15.302; 12. 9, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust. (7), 15.302; 13. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (8), 15.323; 14. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (4), 15.365; 15. 69K, Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, PA (12), 15.376; 16. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (13), 15.381; 17. 7X, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (11), 15.457; 18. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (21), 15.463; 19. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (20), 15.503; 20. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (1), 15.547; 21. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (16), 15.609.

Time Trials Group #2 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (2), 14.902; 2. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (4), 15.059; 3. 41, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (18), 15.099; 4. 5, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (17), 15.123; 5. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (5), 15.163; 6. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (6), 15.200; 7. 83R, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (3), 15.210; 8. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (21), 15.348; 9. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (14), 15.386; 10. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (13), 15.534; 11. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (19), 15.539; 12. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (16), 15.554; 13. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 15.588; 14. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (15), 15.730; 15. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (8), 15.766; 16. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (20), 15.902; 17. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (11), 15.966; 18. 7SX, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (12), 16.012; 19. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (7), 16.113; 20. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (10), 17.819; 21. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (1), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:06.0: 1. Logan Schuchart (1); 2. Daryn Pittman (2); 3. Mason Daniel (4); 4. Sawyer Phillips (6); 5. Davey Heskin (7) / 6. Thomas Kennedy (11); 7. Jason Sides (10); 8. Justin Henderson (9); 9. Lance Dewease (8); 10. Dominic Scelzi (3); 11. Dustin Selvage (5)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:05.7: 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. Sammy Swindell (2); 3. Terry McCarl (3); 4. Kerry Madsen (5); 5. James McFadden (6) / 6. Trey Starks (7); 7. Chase Johnson (9); 8. Tasker Phillips (8); 9. Ian Madsen (4) DNS – AJ Moeller

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:06.6: 1. Carson Macedo (1); 2. Brad Sweet (3); 3. David Gravel (2); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (5); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (4) / 6. Matt Juhl (6); 7. Austin McCarl (7); 8. Mark Dobmeier (8); 9. Jamie Ball (9); 10. Joe Simbro (10); DNS - Skylar Prochaska

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Donny Schatz (1); 2. Shane Stewart (2); 3. Kraig Kinser (5); 4. Brent Marks (7); 5. Jacob Allen (3) / 6. Josh Schneiderman (4); 7. Chris Martin (8); 8. RJ Johnson (9); 9. Bobby Mincer (10); 10. Brooke Tatnell (6)

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:37.2: 1. Daryn Pittman (2); 2. Shane Stewart (1); 3. Brian Brown (5); 4. Carson Macedo (6); 5. Donny Schatz (7); 6. Brad Sweet (3); 7. Sammy Swindell (8); 8. Logan Schuchart (4)

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:20.3: 1. Dominic Scelzi (1); 2. Josh Schneiderman (2); 3. Matt Juhl (4); 4. Ian Madsen (3) / 5. Trey Starks (5); 6. Justin Henderson (11); 7. Austin McCarl (8); 8. Chase Johnson (15); 9. Lance Dewease (7); 10. Thomas Kennedy (17); 11. Tasker Phillips (9); 12. Mark Dobmeier (10); 13. RJ Johnson (16); 14. Jason Sides (13); 15. Chris Martin (12); 16. Joe Simbro (18); 17. Brooke Tatnell (6); 18. Jamie Ball (14); 19. Bobby Mincer (19) DNS - Dustin Selvage, AJ Moeller, Skylar Prochaska.

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (3); 2. Daryn Pittman (1); 3. Shane Stewart (2); 4. Donny Schatz (5); 5. Brad Sweet (6); 6. Carson Macedo (4); 7. Logan Schuchart (8); 8. Kraig Kinser (12); 9. David Gravel (10); 10. Sheldon Haudenschild (14); 11. Dominic Scelzi (21); 12. Terry McCarl (11); 13. Kerry Madsen (15); 14. Brent Marks (16); 15. Ian Madsen (24); 16. James McFadden (19); 17. Lynton Jeffrey (18); 18. Matt Juhl (23); 19. Sammy Swindell (7); 20. Davey Heskin (17); 21. Mason Daniel (9); 22. Sawyer Phillips (13); 23. Josh Schneiderman (22); 24. Jacob Allen (20). Lap Leader: Brown 1-25. Hard-charger: D. Scelzi.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (14), 17.233; 2. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (4), 17.306; 3. 56, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (2), 17.519; 4. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (7), 17.651; 5. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (1), 17.696; 6. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (12), 17.755; 7. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (3), 17.819; 8. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (6), 17.831; 9. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (9), 17.933; 10. 21X, Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA (8), 17.981; 11. 2, Matt Johnson, Melcher-Dallas, IA (5), 18.040; 12. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (10), 18.275; 13. 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (11), 18.382; 14. 3TJ, Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, IA (15), 19.480; 15. B29, TJ Massick, Knoxville, IA (13), 19.833.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Chase Young (3); 2. Mike Ayers (2); 3. Chris Walraven (5); 4. Matt Johnson (1); 5. Matthew Stelzer (4); 6. Tyler Barrick (7); 7. Russ Hall (6); 8. TJ Massick (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.2: 1. Mike Mayberry (3); 2. Mike Johnston (1); 3. Brandon Worthington (4); 4. Devin Wignall (2); 5. Jeff Wilke (6); 6. Evan Epperson (5); 7. Joel Thorpe (7)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Mike Mayberry (5); 2. Evan Epperson (9); 3. Brandon Worthington (4); 4. Matthew Stelzer (1); 5. Chris Walraven (8); 6. Devin Wignall (11); 7. Matt Johnson (12); 8. Jeff Wilke (6); 9. Mike Ayers (2); 10. Tyler Barrick (13); 11. Mike Johnston (10); 12. Joel Thorpe (14); 13. Chase Young (7) DNS – Russ Hall, TJ Massick. Lap Leaders: Stelzer 1-3, Worthington 4-5, Stelzer 6-8, Mayberry 9-15. Hard-charger: Epperson.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Sweeps Sprint Invaders Stop at Eldon!

(Bill W) Eldon, IA, June 13, 2019 – Dominic Scelzi had no peer in his first trip ever to the Eldon Raceway. The Fresno, California driver was able to sweep his heat the Dash and the feature to take home the $1,500 prize in claiming his third career Sprint Invaders win. A strange night saw two former series champions eliminated in preliminary action. Both defending champion, Cody Wehrle, and three-time titlist, Jon Agan, flipped hard in a heat race and the Dash, respectively. Both walked away.

Chris Martin led early in the 25-lap main event over Scelzi and Jake Blackhurst. Austin McCarl shot around Blackhurst on lap two for third. A red flew on lap three, with an incident involving Dustin Selvage, Harold Pohren and John Schulz. Pohren would be done.

The red proved to be the only stoppage. When the green flew, Scelzi dogged the leader, until passing him on lap five. Mason Daniel was working his way forward, and claimed fourth from Blackhurst on lap nine. While Scelzi took off from the field, a dogfight between Martin, McCarl and Daniel ensued for second, third and fourth. The three traded all three spots numerous times.

Daniel traded third twice with McCarl. McCarl moved up to second with five to go. Daniel went from fourth to third on lap 21, and then took second from McCarl a lap later. The “Super Half-mile” was fast, and yielded multiple grooves.

Scelzi’s win came ahead of Daniel, McCarl, Chris Martin and Jamie Ball. Blackhurst, Dustin Clark, Selvage, Josh Higday and Daniel Bergquist completed the top ten. Blackhurst, Martin and Scelzi won heats, while Scelzi won the Dash.

“Some of the lapped cars…it was tough to judge where they were going,” said Scelzi of his winning run. “First and foremost, this racetrack was amazing. The track prep was absolutely perfect. We were about touching the wall on top and you could still run the bottom. Hat’s off to the track prep. This place was a blast to race on. This car was perfect. I knew from the first lap that I felt really strong. We got our wing back, and got better as the race went on. I think we’re three for three now on Sprint Invaders wins, so that’s pretty cool. The Sprint Invaders are fun to race with, and I’ve become friends with some of them. I always enjoy racing with them.”

“Starting seventh, it took me a while to get to fourth,” said Scelzi’s fellow Californian, Daniel. “I saw McCarl and (Blackhurst) battling it out. I got to watch it all and make my moves on the top and bottom. We were able to get to third and I clipped the tire down in one and two. I think I bent the axle a bit…something felt different. That’s when McCarl got back by me for second. The last couple laps, we were able to go on the bottom and use lapped traffic to get back by him. Danny (Lasoski) had the car set up well. We were able to go anywhere on the track we wanted.”

“Scelzi was definitely the class of the field,” said Austin McCarl. “I couldn’t see him for the half the race. It was fun there with Mason and Chris. It was a really good racetrack. The top was up by the fence, if you were nice enough, you could roll the bottom. We started sixth and ran third…no complaints. We’ll roll it back on the trailer and live to race the Outlaw show (at Knoxville) tomorrow. It was a fun racetrack, and we can’t wait to come back."

The Sprint Invaders next action will be Friday, July 11, at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa during the Lee County Fair.

Sprint Invaders A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 41s, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (4) 2. 33m, Mason Daniel, Springfield, CA (7) 3. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (6) 4. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (1) 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (10) 6. 50, Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL (2) 7. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (5) 8. 88, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (9) 9. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (13) 10. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (12) 11. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (15) 12. 11, Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA (8) 13. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (16) 14. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (14) 15. 11c, Mason Campbell, New Berlin, IL (17) 16. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (18) 17. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (11) 18. 01, Travis Pence, Stronghurst, IL (19) 19. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (20) 20. 14, Randy Martin, California, MO (3) DNS – 4 Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA, 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA, 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA. Lap Leaders: C. Martin 1-4, Scelzi 5-25. KSE Hard-charger: Higday. Hard-charger: Daniel.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. Jake Blackhurst (2) 2. Dustin Clark (1) 3. Austin McCarl (5) 4. Colton Fisher (4) 5. Harold Pohren (6) 6. Brayden Gaylord (7) 7. Mason Campbell (3) DNS – Ben Woods

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. Chris Martin (1) 2. Randy Martin (2) 3. Mason Daniel (3) 4. Dustin Selvage (7) 5. Daniel Bergquist (5) 6. Justin Buchholz (4) 7. Cody Wehrle (6) 8. Travis Pence (8)

Midland Performance Heat three (started), 8 laps: 1. Dominic Scelzi (2) 2. Jon Agan (4) 3. Carson McCarl (3) 4. Jamie Ball (7) 5. Josh Higday (5) 6. Tanner Gebhardt (1) 7. John Schulz (6)

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Dominic Scelzi (1) 2. Chris Martin (4) 3. Jake Blackhurst (5) 4. Randy Martin (6) 5. Dustin Clark (2) 6. Jon Agan (3)

Contingencies

Pyrotec – Tanner Gebhardt
Saldana Racing Products – Brayden Gaylord
Kreitz Oval Track Products – Colton Fisher

 

 

Kerry Madsen Leads Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by OpenWheel101.com as WoO Heads to Knoxville!

(Bill W) June 12, 2019, Monroe, IA – Kerry Madsen leads the current point race for the Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by www.OpenWheel101.com as the World of Outlaws hit Knoxville Raceway in Iowa this Friday and Saturday.

Last weekend saw five events with five different winners! Logan Schuchart and Brad Sweet won Friday and Saturday with the World of Outlaws at River Cities Speedway in North Dakota and Granite City Speedway in Minnesota, respectively. Paul Nienhiser grabbed his third win with the series with MOWA at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa Friday. Brian Brown won his third of the season at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa on Saturday, and Bill Balog was triumphant at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin with IRA Sunday.

Madsen leads the current point standings ahead of Terry McCarl, Brown, Balog, Nienhiser, Austin McCarl, Brooke Tatnell, James McFadden, Parker Price-Miller and Lynton Jeffrey.

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2019 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 280

2. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 208 (1)

3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 205 (3)

4. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 198 (2)

5. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 172 (3)

6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 156

7. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 120

8. James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust., 115

9. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 105

10. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 102

11. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 89

12. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 86

13. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 85

14. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 78

(tie) Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 78

16. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 75 (1)

17. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 71

18. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 70

19. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 65

(tie) Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 65

21. Mason Daniel, Springville, CA, 60

22. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 57

23. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 52

(tie) Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52

25. Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 51

26. Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN, 50 (1)

(tie) Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 50 (1)

(tie) Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 50

(tie) Nick Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 50

30. Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 49

(tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 49

32. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 48

(tie) Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 48

(tie) Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 48

35. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 46

36. Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 42

37. Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI, 41

38. Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 40

(tie) Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN, 40

40. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 36

41. Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 35

42. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 34

43. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 33

44. Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 31

45. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 30

(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 30

(tie) Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IN, 30

(tie) Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 30

49. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 26

(tie) Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 26

(tie) Wade Nygaard. Grand Forks, ND, 26

(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 26

53. Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 25

54. Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 24

(tie) Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 24

56. Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 22

57. Christopher King, Farmington, MO, 20

(tie) Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 20

(tie) Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 20

(tie) Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 20

(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 20

62. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 18

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 18

64. Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 16

(tie) Andy Bishop, Harrisburg, IL, 16

(tie) Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 16

(tie) Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 16

(tie) Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK, 16

(tie) Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 16

(tie) Shane Roemeling, Grand Forks, ND, 16

71. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 14

(tie) Jim Moughan Jr., Springfield, IL, 14

(tie) Brinton Marvel, Pittsboro, IN, 14

(tie) Reed Allex, St. Cloud, MN, 14

75. Christopher Bell, Norman, OK, 12

(tie) Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 12

(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 12

(tie) Lance Fassbender, Burnett, WI, 12

(tie) Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 12

(tie) Trevor Mell, Harwood, ND, 12

81. Brady Barker, New Berlin, IL, 10

(tie) George Crawford, Springfield, IL, 10

(tie) Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH, 10

(tie) Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 10

85. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 8

(tie) Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 8

(tie) Dustin Adams, St. Louis, MO, 8

88. Aidan Roosevans, O’Fallon, IL, 6

(tie) Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA, 6

(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 6

91. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 2

(tie) Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 2

(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 2

(tie) Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH, 2

Tentative 2019 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com

Sat, April 6 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Carson Short, Marion, IL)

Sun, April 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Fri, April 12 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN)

Sat, April 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Canceled)

Sat, April 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Fri, April 26 – Lake Ozark (MO) Speedway WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sat, April 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Canceled)

Sat, April 27 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Rain)

Sun, April 28 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO (Postponed)

Sat, May 4 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Fri, May 10 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA (Postponed)

Sat, May 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA (Rain)

Fri, May 17 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway All Stars/IRA (Rain)

Sat, May 18 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)

Sat, May 18 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track All Stars/IRA (Rain)

Sun, May 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars (Rain)

Fri, May 24 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Fri, May 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)

Sat, May 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)

Sun, May 26 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)

Sat, June 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Tue, June 4 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Fri, June 7 – Lee County (IA) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Fri, June 7 – River Cities (ND) Speedway WoO (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)

Sat, June 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, June 8 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sun, June 9 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)

Fri, June 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, June 22 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO

Sun, June 23 – Dubuque (IA) Speedway WoO

Thurs, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 28 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 28 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway All Stars/MOWA

Sat, June 29 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO

Sat, June 29 – Route 66 Speedway (IL) All Stars

Sun, June 30 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Wed, July 3 – Dodge County (WI) Fairgrounds IRA

Fri, July 5 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Fri, July 12 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, July 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 13 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway WoO

Sat, July 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, July 21 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) or LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA

Thurs, July 25 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track All Stars/IRA

Fri, July 26 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars

Fri, July 26 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, July 26 – Langlade County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, July 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars

Sun, July 28 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, Aug 2 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) Ironman 55 WoO

Sat, Aug 3 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway IRA

Sun, Aug 4 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic

Mon, Aug 5 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Thurs, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Sat, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 17 – West Fargo (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 17 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway IRA

Sun, Aug 18 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Aug 23 – Black Hills Speedway (SD) WoO

Sat, Aug 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, Aug 30 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri Aug 30 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway IRA

Sat, Aug 31 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Sun, Sept 1 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 6 – Superior (WI) Speedway IRA

Fri, Sept 6 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, Sept 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) Jerry Richert Memorial IRA

Sat, Sept 7 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) Tom Knowles Memorial MOWA

Fri, Sept 20 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA

Fri, Sept 20 – Dodge City (KS) Raceway WoO

Sat, Sept 21 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA

Sat, Sept 21 – Dodge City (KS) Raceway WoO

Sat, Sept 21 – Beaver Dam (WI) Raceway IRA

Wed, Sept 25 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO

Fri, Sept 27 – Dodge County (WI) Fairgrounds IRA

Sat, Sept 28 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Fri, Oct 4 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, Oct 5 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, Oct 18 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

Sat, Oct 19 – Lake Ozark (MO) Speedway WoO

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Brian Brown Preps for the Outlaws With Another Knoxville Win!

Carson McCarl Holds Off Clint Garner for his First 360 Feature, Matthew Stelzer Makes it Four in a Row with Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 8, 2019) – Brian Brown notched his 47th career win at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. It was good timing, considering the World of Outlaws will be in town next weekend. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver bested Matt Juhl early in the non-stop event, and pulled away to the $4,000 win in the Brian Brown Racing #21. Carson McCarl held off Clint Garner in a late restart to record his first ever 360 win, and his first since his 305 championship season in 2011 at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World.” Matthew Stelzer had a serious challenge from Mike Ayers but persevered to win his fourth straight main event with the Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance.

Matt Juhl shot out from his starting spot outside row one to lead early in the 20-lap 410 feature. Quickly, Brown, who started fourth, was all over the leader. On lap three, he slid in front of Juhl in turn three and took the point for good.

Lynton Jeffrey was also on the move, and bested Juhl for second on lap five. Terry McCarl was moving forward as well, and claimed fourth from Justin Henderson on the seventh circuit. The leaders entered lapped traffic on lap eight, and by the halfway point, Brown’s lead over Jeffrey was a straightaway.

Though the leader had checked out, the battle for second between Jeffrey, Juhl and McCarl was a showstopper lasting a good ten laps. McCarl had the momentum late, grabbing third with two to go, and second coming for the white flag. Austin McCarl entered the fray as well, claiming fourth on the last lap.

Brown was 5.7 seconds out front at the checkers, ahead of Terry McCarl, Jeffrey, Austin McCarl and Juhl. Henderson, Trey Starks, Mason Daniel, Sammy Swindell and Brooke Tatnell rounded out the top ten. Brown set quick time and won his heat for a clean sweep. Juhl and Austin McCarl were the other heat winners.

“Our car is just so good,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “It’s just not much fun running that bottom. But you’re not going to win the bigger races this summer just blasting around the top. I made a conscious effort to watch video and run the bottom when I can. We’re glad to be back here on a Saturday night. This is home. You guys are my fans. We’re not going to put to much pressure on ourselves (next weekend). If we get our car good like it is and I drive smart, we can beat anybody in the country. We just have to do our best. We’re not going to overthink it.”

The 27-car 18-lap 360 feature was a good one. Matt Moro held a four-thousandths of a second lead over Carson McCarl at the outset, but that was negated by a Jayce Jenkins spin. The restart saw Moro again take the point ahead of McCarl, Thomas Kennedy, Clint Garner and Jamie Ball. Garner and Kennedy battled for the show position, with Garner gaining it on lap five.

Moro hit lapped traffic on lap six, and McCarl closed. When Moro was trapped behind a lapper on the low side of three, McCarl pounced to gain the lead on lap nine. Garner followed him into second a circuit later. Jenkins tipped over with eight laps to go. He walked away.

McCarl went back to green ahead of the veteran Garner, Moro, Kennedy and Ball. Using the low line while Garner went high, McCarl was able to keep his advantage to the checkers. Garner had his hands busy with Moro, who gained the second spot back briefly.

McCarl’s first career 360 win, came ahead of Garner, Moro, and Ryan Grimes, who passed Kennedy with two to go. Ball, Jon Agan, Joe Beaver, Calvin Landis and McKenna Haase completed the top ten. Moro nailed down quick time, while Cody Wehrle, Garner and Ball won heats.

“I knew the bottom was good,” said McCarl in Victory Lane. “Matt got me on the start. The outside wasn’t the place to be. I just got in line and was staying patient with traffic. You had to pick your lines right. I’m not usually a bottom runner. I like it up top, so this is a little more special for me! I have Gerald and Johnn Cressman to thank. This is a twelve-year-old Ford in this thing and it’s ripping good. There was a time in January when I didn’t think we’d get this deal done. I’m just really thankful.”

Matthew Stelzer had the pole position in the Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance 15-lapper, and it looked inevitable that he would make it four wins in a row. As he led Mike Ayers, Mike Johnston, Chris Walraven and Russ Hall early, there seemed little doubt that would be ture.

Walraven gained third, and Hall followed him into fourth by lap five. Stelzer entered lapped traffic on the seventh circuit, while Hall continued his good run on the bottom, claiming third from Walraven on lap 11.

Suddenly, Ayers was reeling in the leader as his car was working better on the bottom. He passed Stelzer to lead lap 13, but the veteran battled back by to lead the white flag lap and go on for the win. Ayers settled for second, ahead of Hall, Walraven and Johnston. Brandon Worthington, Jeff Wilke, Evan Epperson, Devin Wignall and Chase Young rounded out the top ten. Walraven set quick time, and Worthington and Epperson were heat winners.

“I didn’t know how big of a lead we had,” said Stelzer in Victory Lane. “I didn’t know how hard to push it. At the end of the day, Mike should have had this. It was his race. We just got lucky. He outdrove me tonight. Sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good. The guys gave me a good car tonight. It was ‘stylin’ and profilin’.’”

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series hits the Knoxville Raceway next weekend for the Brownell’s Big Guns Bash! On Friday night, June 14, the Pro Sprints Presented by Pace Performance will join the 410 action, while the 360 sprint cars will be running with the WoO on Saturday, June 15. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (6), 15.855; 2. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (8), 16.165; 3. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (3), 16.246; 4. 7X, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (7), 16.248; 5. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (1), 16.299; 6. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (20), 16.331; 7. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (22), 16.431; 8. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (11), 16.479; 9. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (14), 16.483; 10. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (17), 16.520; 11. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (15), 16.546; 12. 7, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (5), 16.594; 13. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (12), 16.707; 14. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (4), 16.742; 15. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (10), 16.795; 16. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (16), 16.864; 17. 7S, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (2), 16.951; 18. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 17.185; 19. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (19), 17.263; 20. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (21), 17.707; 21. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (9), NT; 22. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (13), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.8: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Terry McCarl (4); 3. Josh Schneiderman (1); 4. Justin Henderson (5); 5. Sammy Swindell (3); 6. Davey Heskin (2); 7. Bobby Mincer (7) DNS – Chase Wanner

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:19.7: 1. Matt Juhl (4); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 3. Chris Martin (3); 4. Mason Daniel (5); 5. Josh Baughman (2); 6. RJ Johnson (1); 7. Joe Simbro (7)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.4: 1. Austin McCarl (4); 2. Tasker Phillips (1); 3. Sawyer Phillips (2); 4. Craig Dollansky (3); 5. Trey Starks (6); 6. Brooke Tatnell (5); DNS – AJ Moeller

A main (started), 20 Laps, 6:07.8: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Terry McCarl (5); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 4. Austin McCarl (7); 5. Matt Juhl (2); 6. Justin Henderson (1); 7. Trey Starks (6); 8. Mason Daniel (8); 9. Sammy Swindell (11); 10. Brooke Tatnell (9); 11. Craig Dollansky (12); 12. Davey Heskin (17); 13. Chris Martin (10); 14. Tasker Phillips (14); 15. Sawyer Phillips (13); 16. Josh Baughman (16); 17. Josh Schneiderman (15); 18. Bobby Mincer (19); 19. Joe Simbro (20); 20. RJ Johnson (18) DNS – AJ Moeller, Chase Wanner. Lap Leaders: Juhl 1-2, Brown 3-20. Hard-charger: Heskin.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (4), 16.483; 2. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (16), 16.637; 3. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (26), 16.746; 4. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.817; 5. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (19), 16.837; 6. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (11), 16.848; 7. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.903; 8. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (6), 17.003; 9. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.007; 10. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (9), 17.047; 11. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (18), 17.111; 12. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (28), 17.130; 13. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (13), 17.143; 14. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (8), 17.278; 15. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (20), 17.351; 16. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (7), 17.382; 17. 83, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (17), 17.513; 18. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (24), 17.526; 19. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (5), 17.559; 20. 33J, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (22), 17.699; 21. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (10), 17.749; 22. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (27), 17.987; 23. 0, Dustin Adams, St. Louis, MO (25), 18.090; 24. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (2), 18.127; 25. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (23), 18.462; 26. 80N, Richard Nelson, Cascade, IA (12), 20.007; 27. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (15), NT; 28. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (1), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:04.0: 1. Cody Wehrle (2); 2. Josh Higday (1); 3. Matt Moro (4); 4. Christian Bowman (3); 5. Jon Agan (6); 6. Calvin Landis (5); 7. Ryan Leavitt (8); 8. Alan Zoutte (7); 9. Ben Woods (9) DNS – Tom Lenz

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.1: 1. Clint Garner (4); 2. Ryan Giles (5); 3. Carson McCarl (6); 4. Kelby Watt (2); 5. Rob Kubli (1); 6. Jayce Jenkins (7); 7. McKenna Haase (3); 8. Dustin Adams (8); 9. Richard Nelson (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Jamie Ball (4); 2. Brad Comegys (1); 3. Thomas Kennedy (6); 4. Joe Beaver (5); 5. Eric Bridger (2); 6. Rob Weuve (9); 7. Nathan Mills (3); 8. John Anderson (8); 9. Casey Greubel (7)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Carson McCarl (2); 2. Clint Garner (5); 3. Matt Moro (1); 4. Ryan Giles (4); 5. Thomas Kennedy (3); 6. Jamie Ball (6); 7. Jon Agan (9); 8. Joe Beaver (7); 9. Calvin Landis (8); 10. McKenna Haase (15); 11. Christian Bowman (11); 12. Ryan Leavitt (21); 13. Kelby Watt (14); 14. Rob Kubli (18); 15. Josh Higday (12); 16. Brad Comegys (13); 17. Eric Bridger (16); 18. Nathan Mills (17); 19. Casey Greubel (22); 20. John Anderson (25); 21. Dustin Adams (23); 22. Cody Wehrle (10); 23. Richard Nelson (27); 24. Jayce Jenkins (19); 25. Ben Woods (24); 26. Alan Zoutte (20); 27. Rob Weuve (26) DNS – Tom Lenz. Lap Leaders: Moro 1-8, C. McCarl 9-18. Hard-charger: Leavitt.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 56, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.261; 2. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (10), 17.488; 3. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (1), 17.508; 4. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (7), 17.651; 5. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (2), 17.678; 6. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (6), 17.707; 7. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (9), 17.713; 8. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (4), 17.746; 9. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (13), 17.769; 10. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (12), 17.903; 11. 21X, Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA (8), 18.064; 12. 2, Matt Johnson, Melcher-Dallas, IA (5), 18.603; 13. 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (11), 18.905; 14. B29, TJ Massick, Knoxville, IA (3), 24.807.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:53.2: 1. Brandon Worthington (2); 2. Devin Wignall (1); 3. Mike Johnston (4); 4. Chase Young (3); 5. Mike Ayers (5); 6. Chris Walraven (6); 7. Tyler Barrick (7)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.5: 1. Evan Epperson (2); 2. Russ Hall (5); 3. Matthew Stelzer (4); 4. Jeff Wilke (6); 5. Matt Johnson (1); 6. Mike Mayberry (3) DNS – TJ Massick

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:47.8: 1. Matthew Stelzer (1); 2. Mike Ayers (2); 3. Russ Hall (6); 4. Chris Walraven (3); 5. Mike Johnston (4); 6. Brandon Worthington (7); 7. Jeff Wilke (5); 8. Evan Epperson (8); 9. Devin Wignall (10); 10. Chase Young (9); 11. Mike Mayberry (11); 12. Tyler Barrick (13); 13. Matt Johnson (12) DNS – TJ Massick. Lap Leaders: Stelzer 1-12, Ayers 13, Stelzer 14-15. Hard-charger: Hall.

 

 

6/7/19

Lee County Speedway

Donnellson, IA

MOWA

20 Cars

Heat one (started): 1. Mason Daniel 33m (3) 2. Josh Schneiderman 49 (4) 3. Brayton Lynch 29 (1) 4. Dustin Adams 0 (7) 5. Kyle Schuett 9K (5) 6. George Crawford 57 (6) 7. Dustin Barks 22 (7)

Barks led early in the 10-lapper over Lynch, Schneiderman and Daniel. Daniel worked the low side well to take third on lap two, and then passed Lynch for second with three to go. The move was negated when Barks, who had checked out, lost a motor. Lynch assumed the lead, but Daniel quickly over took him and pulled away to the win. Schneiderman took second coming for the white flag.

Heat two (started): 1. Austin McCarl 2KS (1) 2. Paul Nienhiser 9x (4) 3. Bill Balog 50 (5) 4. Jordan Goldesberry 65 (3) 5. Jacob Patton 79J (7) 6. Jeremy Standridge 10s (6) 7. Brayden Gaylord 13 (2)

McCarl led the distance and won in commanding fashion with Nienshiser in tow. Balog was up from row three to take third on the second lap on a very dry track that wasn’t yielding a cushion all night.

Heat three (started): 1. Lynton Jeffrey 83 (2) 2. Jamie Ball 5J (6) 3. Cory Bruns 44 (1) 4. Colton Fisher 11 (3) 5. Brinton Marvel 21 (4) 6. Harold Pohren 50P (5)

Jeffrey pulled away early, ahead of Bruns and Fisher. Seven laps in, an infield cone was hit. At the time, the finish looked inevitable. Ball was stuck back in fifth. The restart revived him. He grabbed fourth at the drop of the green, third from Fisher on the white flag lap, and second from Bruns in the last corner. It made him the high point driver in the heats, earning him $100 from OpenWheel101.com.

A main (started): 1. Nienhiser (1) 2. Daniel (3) 3. Jeffrey (4) 4. Balog (2) 5. Ball (5) 6. McCarl (6) 7. Goldesberry (12) 8. Bruns (10) 9. Schuett (14) 10. Marvel (15) 11. Patton (11) 12. Adams (7) 13. Gaylord (18) 14. Standridge (17) 15. Fisher (13) 16. Lynch (9) 17. Crawford (19) 18. Pohren (16) 19. Schneiderman (8) DNS – Barks

Prospects for the 25-lapper were worrisome with the lack of moisture in the track, but the race turned out to be solid. Balog led early from outside row one in Scott Bonar’s #50, ahead of Nienhiser and Jeffrey. Cones were set around the infield, and hitting them caused a pair of cautions two laps in a row. A wise decision was made to remove them, and racing continued. Daniel used the bottom to pass Jeffrey on the restart. Crawford spun, negating a Daniel pass for second. Nienhiser rebounded to briefly pass Balog for the lead when the green flew again. Meanwhile, Ball took fifth from McCarl. Ball would then get by Jeffrey for fourth on lap seven. Daniel and Nienhiser were battling for the second spot before Daniel took the spot on lap eight. He found rubber coming off the bottom of turn two, and gained on Balog. He passed him for the lead on lap ten and entered traffic on lap 11. Balog wasn’t going away, however, and found something in the middle to get back by to the point in traffic on lap 14. Pohren spun at that point. The restart saw Balog leading Daniel, Nienhiser, Jeffrey and Ball. In two more laps, Nienhiser would find Balog’s middle groove to get by Daniel for second. When Balog went low in turn four, Nienhiser would use the same line to take the lead (the sixth lead change). Crawford spun again with eight to go. Nienhiser led Daniel, Balog, Jeffrey and Ball back to green. The rubber was down hard now, and Nienhiser pulled away to the $3,000 win. Balog missed his line in turn one on lap 19, and Jeffrey got by him to complete the podium. Goldesberry was the hard-charger.

 

 

Terry McCarl/Kyle Larson Winners with Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by Open Wheel 101 – Five Point Races This Weekend!

(Bill W) June 5, 2019, Monroe, IA – Terry McCarl won at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday, while Kyle Larson topped the World of Outlaws at Fairbury American Legion Speedway Tuesday in Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by www.OpenWheel101.com action.

This weekend will be a busy one, as five races in four states, covering three different sanctions will be contested. Eligible point races include Friday with the MOWA series at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, and the WoO show at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. On Saturday, Knoxville Raceway in Iowa will be back in action, while the WoO travels to Granite City Speedway in Minnesota. Sunday, the IRA will take to Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

Two-time and defending Midwest Thunder Sprints champion, Kerry Madsen leads the current point standings, ahead of Brian Brown, Terry McCarl, Paul Nienhiser and Bill Balog. Brooke Tatnell, Austin McCarl, Parker Price-Miller, Joe B. Miller and Jeremy Standridge round out the top ten.

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Next Up

Fri, June 7 – Lee County (IA) Speedway MOWA

Fri, June 7 – River Cities (ND) Speedway WoO

Sat, June 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, June 8 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO

Sun, June 9 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

2019 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 195

2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 155 (2)

3. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 128 (1)

4. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 122 (2)

5. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 118 (1)

6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 108

7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 106

8. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 105

9. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 86

10. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 85

11. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 75 (1)

12. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 58

13. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 57

14. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 55

(tie) Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 55

16. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 53

17. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 52

18. Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN, 50 (1)

(tie) Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 50 (1)

20. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 49

21. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 48

22. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 45

23. Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 42

24. Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 40

25. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 36

(tie) Mike Reinke, Howards, Grove, WI, 36

27. Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 35

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 35

(tie) Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 35

(tie) Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 35

31. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 33

(tie) Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI, 33

33. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 32

34. Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 30

(tie) Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IN, 30

(tie) Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 30

(tie) Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 30

38. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 26

39. James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust., 25

40. Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 24

(tie) Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 24

(tie) Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 24

43. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 22

44. Christopher King, Farmington, MO, 20

(tie) Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 20

46. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 18

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 18

48. Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 16

(tie) Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 16

(tie) Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 16

(tie) Andy Bishop, Harrisburg, IL, 16

(tie) Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 16

(tie) Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 16

(tie) Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK, 16

55. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 14

(tie) Jim Moughan Jr., Springfield, IL, 14

50. Christopher Bell, Norman, OK, 12

(tie) Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 12

(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 12

(tie) Lance Fassbender, Burnett, WI, 12

(tie) Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 12

55. Brady Barker, New Berlin, IL, 10

(tie) George Crawford, Springfield, IL, 10

(tie) Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH, 10

(tie) Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

(tie) Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 10

60. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 8

61. Aidan Roosevans, O’Fallon, IL, 6

(tie) Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 6

(tie) Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 6

62. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 4

63. Mason Daniel, Springville, CA, 4

(tie) Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 4

(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 4

66. Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 2

(tie) Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 2

(tie) Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 2

Tentative 2019 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com

Sat, April 6 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Carson Short, Marion, IL)

Sun, April 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Fri, April 12 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN)

Sat, April 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Canceled)

Sat, April 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Fri, April 26 – Lake Ozark (MO) Speedway WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sat, April 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Canceled)

Sat, April 27 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Rain)

Sun, April 28 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO (Postponed)

Sat, May 4 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Fri, May 10 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA (Postponed)

Sat, May 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA (Rain)

Fri, May 17 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway All Stars/IRA (Rain)

Sat, May 18 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)

Sat, May 18 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track All Stars/IRA (Rain)

Sun, May 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars (Rain)

Fri, May 24 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Fri, May 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)

Sat, May 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)

Sun, May 26 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)

Sat, June 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Tue, June 4 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Fri, June 7 – Lee County (IA) Speedway MOWA

Fri, June 7 – River Cities (ND) Speedway WoO

Sat, June 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, June 8 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO

Sun, June 9 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, June 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, June 22 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO

Sun, June 23 – Dubuque (IA) Speedway WoO

Thurs, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 28 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 28 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway All Stars/MOWA

Sat, June 29 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO

Sat, June 29 – Route 66 Speedway (IL) All Stars

Sun, June 30 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Wed, July 3 – Dodge County (WI) Fairgrounds IRA

Fri, July 5 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Fri, July 12 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, July 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 13 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway WoO

Sat, July 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, July 21 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) or LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA

Thurs, July 25 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track All Stars/IRA

Fri, July 26 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars

Fri, July 26 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, July 26 – Langlade County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, July 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars

Sun, July 28 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, Aug 2 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) Ironman 55 WoO

Sat, Aug 3 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway IRA

Sun, Aug 4 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic

Mon, Aug 5 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Thurs, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Sat, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 17 – West Fargo (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 17 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway IRA

Sun, Aug 18 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Aug 23 – Black Hills Speedway (SD) WoO

Sat, Aug 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, Aug 30 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri Aug 30 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway IRA

Sat, Aug 31 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Sun, Sept 1 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 6 – Superior (WI) Speedway IRA

Fri, Sept 6 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, Sept 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) Jerry Richert Memorial IRA

Sat, Sept 7 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) Tom Knowles Memorial MOWA

Fri, Sept 20 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA

Fri, Sept 20 – Dodge City (KS) Raceway WoO

Sat, Sept 21 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA

Sat, Sept 21 – Dodge City (KS) Raceway WoO

Sat, Sept 21 – Beaver Dam (WI) Raceway IRA

Wed, Sept 25 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO

Fri, Sept 27 – Dodge County (WI) Fairgrounds IRA

Sat, Sept 28 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Fri, Oct 4 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, Oct 5 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, Oct 18 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

Sat, Oct 19 – Lake Ozark (MO) Speedway WoO

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Terry McCarl One Win Short of Wolfgang at Knoxville with Saturday Night Win!

Ryan Giles Notches $3,000 360 Score, Matthew Stelzer Dominates Pro Sprints Again

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 1, 2019) – Terry McCarl won his 59th career main event in the 410 class at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night. It was worth $4,000 to the Altoona, Iowa driver aboard the Destiny Motorsports #4 machine. It puts the veteran who is in third place on the all-time wins list here just one victory behind the 60 that Doug Wolfgang notched. Ryan Giles topped a 48-car 360 sprint car field to earn $3,000. Matthew Stelzer made it three for three in wins this season with the Pro Sprint Series presented by Pace Performance.

McCarl started outside row one and outdueled pole-sitter Brooke Tatnell to stripe completing lap one. Kerry Madsen had already moved up to third from outside row six. Madsen continued his pursuit by shooting by Tatnell for second on the second lap. Five laps in, quick timer Trey Starks slowed his mount in turn four to bring the only caution of the event.

The restart saw McCarl leading Madsen, Tatnell, Austin McCarl and Wayne Johnson back to green. Madsen and Tatnell exchanged second, but Madsen took the spot for good, while Justin Henderston moved into the top five. Terry McCarl entered lapped traffic by lap ten.

While the veteran leader maneuvered through traffic, Davey Heskin was using the bottom to move into the top five himself. A pair of near disasters in lapped traffic late almost ended McCarl’s run, but he escaped and drove to his first win here since 2017. Madsen maintained second, ahead of Tatnell, Austin McCarl and Heskin. Henderson, Matt Juhl, Johnson, Tasker Phillips and hard-charger Mark Dobmeier, who overcame a heat mishap, completed the top ten. Mike Reinke, Phillips and Johnson won heat races.

“We’ve been struggling really, even last year,” said McCarl in Victory Lane. “We were trying things and once I was injured, I didn’t think we had anything to lose. Steve (Fitzpatrick) and Doug (Rankin) liked to experiment and sometimes it hurt us and sometimes it helped us. It’s been a while since I had a car like that where I could change directions. When Kerry’s behind us, you certainly never let up. He’s such a great driver with such a great team. It’s (Destiny Motorsports) first 410 win at Knoxville, and that means a lot to me.”

Forty-eight 360’s packed the pits as the Nebraska 360 Sprints and the Midwest Power Series tangled with the regulars for the $3,000 payday. Coming in, Brooke Tatnell had a shot at another $3,000 bonus for winning Friday’s event at Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota, and Lee Grosz had a $1,500 bonus if he finished in the top two. Tatnell’s chance was over after not qualifying for the main event through the B, while Grosz still had his shot.

Tasker Phillips shot out from his pole position to lead early over Thomas Kennedy and Carson McCarl. Kennedy was good on the high side and overtook the low riding Phillips for the point on lap three. Ryan Giles had moved into fourth, passing Grosz in the early going.

The leaders hit lapped traffic by the seventh circuit around the big half-mile. Ryan Leavitt spun on the inside of turn four eight laps in, bringing the first caution of the race. Kennedy led Phillips, McCarl, Giles and Grosz back to green. Two laps later, Leavitt would flip in turn two, ending his night. He walked away.

Kennedy led the field back to green, while Giles made his way into third on the restart. He overtook Phillips for second with four laps to go before Christian Bowman spun, bringing about a four lap dash to the checkers. Giles used the restart to take the lead from Kennedy and march to his eighth win here.

Giles big win came ahead of Kennedy, Phillips, McCarl and Matt Juhl. Grosz, Terry McCarl, Jon Agan, Clint Garner and Calvin Landis rounded out the top ten. Giles and Terry McCarl posted quick times in their respective groups, while Kennedy, Agan, Ryan Bowers and Garner were heat race winners. Phillips earned his pole position with a Dash win, while feature hard-charger Travis Rilat and Ayrton Gennetten won B mains.

“I saw how brown and crumby it was out there, and I thought the middle looked juiced up,” said Giles of his winning pass. “This car worked so well around the bottom here. I could just ‘bonsai’ it, and then come up, float through and catch that brown. It worked out for us. (The track) is perfect. They can make it like this every week.”

Matthew Stelzer won his third straight Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance feature this year. The Nebraska native led from start to finish in the 15-lapper. By lap six, Stelzer had a straightaway lead, and by lap eleven, his lead was almost a half lap.

Stelzer had built an almost eight-second lead when Brandon Worthington spun with a lap to go. The green, white, checker finish saw Chris Walraven on Stelzer’s bumper, but it was Chase Young who made the charge from third and threatened the leader. Stelzer admitted afterwards that his fuel was low, but Young’s charge fell just short, and he ended second, followed by Walraven, Evan Epperson and Jeff Wilke. Mike Ayers, Devin Wignall, Worthington, Matt Johnson and Mike Mayberry completed the top ten. Young set quick time, while Mike Johnston and Worthington won the heats.

“We just ran out of fuel,” said Stelzer in Victory Lane. “At the end of the day, I guess we’re up here and we made weight. I was trying to splash enough around going down the straightaway and let it pick up in the tank. We are lucky to be here tonight. My guys did a great job. I feel like we’ve lost enough here, and we finally got one.”

Join us for Hy-Vee Night on Saturday, June 8. All three sprint car classes will be back in action. Join us for the Hy-Vee tailgate party from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be FREE parking on the grounds for anyone attending the races showing a $25 receipt from Hy-Vee! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (4), 15.974; 2. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (21), 15.978; 3. 7X, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (23), 16.011; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (14), 16.022; 5. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 16.142; 6. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (15), 16.168; 7. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 16.183; 8. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (25), 16.209; 9. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (1), 16.239; 10. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (22), 16.284; 11. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (24), 16.349; 12. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (11), 16.415; 13. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (19), 16.469; 14. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (10), 16.542; 15. 7, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (2), 16.601; 16. 02, Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI (16), 16.602; 17. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (5), 16.723; 18. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (8), 16.733; 19. 5J, Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI (3), 16.867; 20. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (13), 17.036; 21. 85T, Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN (9), 17.171; 22. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (18), 17.729; 23. 7S, Matt Stephenson, Altoona, IA (6), 18.792; 24. 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN (7), 18.879; 25. 1AJ, Trevor Mell, Harwood, ND (17), 19.691

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.2: 1. Mike Reinke (1); 2. Chris Martin (2); 3. Davey Heskin (3); 4. Austin McCarl (4); 5. Brooke Tatnell (5); 6. Trey Starks (6); 7. Jeremy Schultz (7); 8. Joe Simbro (8); 9. Trevor Mell (9)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.8: 1. Tasker Phillips (2); 2. Kerry Madsen (6); 3. Matt Juhl (3); 4. Terry McCarl (5); 5. Sawyer Phillips (7); 6. AJ Moeller (4); 7. Chase Wanner (1); 8. Matt Stephenson (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.7: 1. Wayne Johnson (5); 2. Justin Henderson (6); 3. Josh Schneiderman (4); 4. Craig Dollansky (2); 5. Bobby Mincer (1); 6. Mike Terry Jr. (7); 7. Tori Knutson (8); 8. Mark Dobmeier (3)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (2); 2. Kerry Madsen (6); 3. Brooke Tatnell (1); 4. Austin McCarl (7); 5. Davey Heskin (9); 6. Justin Henderson (5); 7. Matt Juhl (11); 8. Wayne Johnson (4); 9. Tasker Phillips (10); 10. Mark Dobmeier (17); 11. Josh Schneiderman (8); 12. Chris Martin (12); 13. Craig Dollansky (15); 14. Sawyer Phillips (18); 15. Mike Reinke (13); 16. Chase Wanner (19); 17. Jeremy Schultz (21); 18. AJ Moeller (14); 19. Bobby Mincer (16); 20. Mike Terry Jr. (20); 21. Joe Simbro (23); 22. Matt Stephenson (22); 23. Trevor Mell (24); 24. Trey Starks (3) DNS – Tori Knutson. Lap Leader: T. McCarl 1-20. Hard-charger: Dobmeier.

360 Results

Time Trial Group #1 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (20), 16.517; 2. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.816; 3. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.852; 4. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (6), 16.854; 5. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (7), 16.873; 6. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (12), 16.963; 7. 81, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (22), 17.031; 8. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (21), 17.046; 9. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (10), 17.068; 10. 14, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (2), 17.082; 11. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (8), 17.252; 12. 83, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (9), 17.266; 13. 1, Travis Rilat, Heath, TX (5), 17.269; 14. 77, John Klabunde, Fort Calhoun, NE (11), 17.294; 15. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (19), 17.396; 16. 82, Jason Martin, Liberal, KS (24), 17.500; 17. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (16), 17.582; 18. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (13), 17.642; 19. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (1), 17.697; 20. 33J, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (23), 17.987; 21. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (17), 18.091; 22. 03J, Jamey Ogston, Duluth, MN (3), 18.501; 23. 91A, Reed Allex, St. Cloud, MN (15), 18.536; DQ (Tire) 11, Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA (18).

Time Trial Group #2 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 4X, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 16.801; 2. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (11), 16.950; 3. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (6), 16.952; 4. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (13), 17.091; 5. 44, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (17), 17.101; 6. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (22), 17.105; 7. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (10), 17.110; 8. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (4), 17.203; 9. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (3), 17.215; 10. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (20), 17.291; 11. 1B, Ryan Bowers, Ham Lake, MN (9), 17.297; 12. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (15), 17.298; 13. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (12), 17.318; 14. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (23), 17.445; 15. 03, Shayle Bade, Lincoln, NE (5), 17.670; 16. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (7), 17.699; 17. 33B, James Broty, Lonsdale, MN (1), 17.746; 18. 50, Chase Viebrock, New Richmond, WI (14), 17.816; 19. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (18), 17.970; 20. 37H, Nicholas Howard, Lawrence, KS (16), 18.008; 21. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (2), 18.112; 22. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (19), 18.193; 23. 28X, Rich Cerveny, Omaha, NE (24), 18.762; 24. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (21), 18.799.

Group #1 Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.6: 1. Thomas Kennedy (4); 2. Tom Lenz (2); 3. Jack Dover (3); 4. Ryan Giles (6); 5. Kaleb Johnson (1); 6. Travis Rilat (7); 7. Calvin Landis (5); 8. Cody Ledger (8); 9. Brad Comegys (10); 10. Alan Zoutte (9); 11. Ben Woods (11); 12. Reed Allex (12)

Group #1 Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:04.4: 1. Jon Agan (6); 2. Rob Kubli (1); 3. Carson McCarl (5); 4. Matt Moro (4); 5. Christian Bowman (3); 6. Brooke Tatnell (2); 7. Jason Martin (8); 8. Tyler Drueke (9); 9. Jayce Jenkins (10); 10. John Klabunde (7); 11. Jamey Ogston (11); 12. Colton Fisher (12)

Group #2 Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:06.1: 1. Ryan Bowers (1); 2. Tasker Phillips (3); 3. Terry McCarl (6); 4. Kelby Watt (2); 5. Trey Starks (4); 6. Shayle Bade (8); 7. Ryan Leavitt (5); 8. Ayrton Gennetten (7); 9. James Broty (9); 10. Casey Greubel (11); 11. Rob Weuve (10); 12. Rich Cerveny (12)

Group #2 Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.0: 1. Clint Garner (2); 2. Lee Grosz (3); 3. Matt Juhl (6); 4. Joe Beaver (4); 5. Ryan Roberts (5); 6. Nathan Mills (1); 7. McKenna Haase (7); 8. Josh Higday (8); 9. Nicholas Howard (10); 10. Chase Viebrock (9); 11. John Anderson (12); 12. Jon Hughes (11)

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.6: 1. Tasker Phillips (3); 2. Lee Grosz (1); 3. Carson McCarl (2); 4. Ryan Giles (4); 5. Thomas Kennedy (6); 6. Jon Agan (8); 7. Matt Juhl (5); 8. Terry McCarl (7)

B main one (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Travis Rilat (3); 2. Cody Ledger (5); 3. Brooke Tatnell (1); 4. Jason Martin (6); 5. Tyler Drueke (8); 6. Brad Comegys (9); 7. John Klabunde (4); 8. Jayce Jenkins (10); 9. Ben Woods (11); 10. Jamey Ogston (12); 11. Colton Fisher (14); 12. Reed Allex (13); 13. Kaleb Johnson (2); 14. Alan Zoutte (7)

B main two (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Ayrton Gennetten (3); 2. Kelby Watt (1); 3. Nicholas Howard (10); 4. Rob Weuve (9); 5. Shayle Bade (5); 6. Casey Greubel (11); 7. Chase Viebrock (8); 8. John Anderson (12); 9. Rich Cerveny (13); 10. Josh Higday (6); 11. James Broty (7); 12. Nathan Mills (2); 13. McKenna Haase (4) DNS - Jon Hughes

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Ryan Giles (4); 2. Thomas Kennedy (5); 3. Tasker Phillips (1); 4. Carson McCarl (3); 5. Matt Juhl (7); 6. Lee Grosz (2); 7. Terry McCarl (8); 8. Calvin Landis (15); 9. Clint Garner (12); 10. Travis Rilat (21); 11. Jon Agan (6); 12. Trey Starks (16); 13. Jack Dover (9); 14. Rob Kubli (17); 15. Cody Ledger (23); 16. Ryan Roberts (10); 17. Matt Moro (11); 18. Joe Beaver (14); 19. Kelby Watt (24); 20. Ryan Bowers (18); 21. Ayrton Gennetten (22); 22. Christian Bowman (19); 23. Ryan Leavitt (20); 24. Tom Lenz (13). Lap Leaders: T. Phillips 1-2, Kennedy 3-16, Giles 17-20. Hard-charger: Rilat.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (2), 17.597; 2. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (7), 17.666; 3. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (12), 17.782; 4. 56, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (5), 17.823; 5. 21X, Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA (1), 17.896; 6. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (9), 17.904; 7. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (4), 17.929; 8. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (3), 17.951; 9. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (6), 18.154; 10. B29, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (8), 18.266; 11. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (13), 18.363; 12. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (14), 18.468; 13. 2, Matt Johnson, Melcher-Dallas, IA (10), 18.733; 14. 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (11), 18.913.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:53.5: 1. Mike Johnston (1); 2. Matthew Stelzer (3); 3. Mike Mayberry (2); 4. Jeff Wilke (5); 5. Devin Wignall (4); 6. Chase Young (6); 7. Matt Johnson (7)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.9: 1. Brandon Worthington (2); 2. Russ Hall (3); 3. Evan Epperson (1); 4. Chris Walraven (5); 5. Mike Ayers (4); 6. Tyler Barrick (6) DNS – Dan Henning

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Matthew Stelzer (1); 2. Chase Young (3); 3. Chris Walraven (2); 4. Evan Epperson (11); 5. Jeff Wilke (5); 6. Mike Ayers (4); 7. Devin Wignall (8); 8. Brandon Worthington (6); 9. Matt Johnson (13); 10. Mike Mayberry (10); 11. Mike Johnston (9); 12. Tyler Barrick (12); 13. Dan Henning (14); 14. Russ Hall (7). Lap Leader: Stelzer 1-15. Hard-charger: Epperson.

 

 

Nienhiser/Balog Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by OpenWheel101.com Winners!

(Bill W) May 28, 2019, Monroe, IA – Paul Nienhiser became the second repeat winner with Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by www.OpenWheel101.com last Friday with the MOWA series at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois. Bill Balog got his first series win on Sunday with the IRA at 141 Speedway near Francis Creek, Wisconsin.

The next week sees two series events, one at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa on Saturday, and another on Tuesday, when the World of Outlaws visit Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Illinois.

Brian Brown, who also has two wins this season with the Midwest Thunder Sprints currently leads the standings over Nienhiser, Kerry Madsen, Parker Price-Miller, Balog, Joe B. Miller, Jeremy Standridge, Carson Short, Austin McCarl and Brooke Tatnell.

Recently rained out events in Wisconsin will be rescheduled for Thursday, July 25 (Plymouth Dirt Track All Stars/IRA) and Friday, August 30 (Wilmot Raceway IRA).

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Sat, June 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Tue, June 4 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO

2019 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 120 (2)

2. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 116 (2)

3. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 115

4. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 91

5. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 88 (1)

6. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 86

7. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 85

8. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 75 (1)

9. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 74

10. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 73

11. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 66

12. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 58

13. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 57

14. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 55

(tie) Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 55

16. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 52

17. Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN, 50 (1)

18. Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 42

19. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 40

(tie) Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 40

21. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 36

22. Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 35

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 35

(tie) Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 35

(tie) Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 35

(tie) Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 35

27. Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 34

28. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 33

(tie) Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI, 33

30. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 32

31. Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 30

(tie) Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IN, 30

(tie) Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 30

34. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 26

35. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 25

36. Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 24

(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 24

38. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 20

(tie) Christopher King, Farmington, MO, 20

40. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 18

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 18

42. Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 16

(tie) Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 16

(tie) Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 16

(tie) Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 16

(tie) Andy Bishop, Harrisburg, IL, 16

(tie) Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 16

48. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 14

(tie) Jim Moughan Jr., Springfield, IL, 14

50. Christopher Bell, Norman, OK, 12

(tie) Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 12

(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 12

(tie) Fassbender, Lance, Burnett, WI, 12

54. Brady Barker, New Berlin, IL, 10

(tie) George Crawford, Springfield, IL, 10

(tie) Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH, 10

(tie) Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

58. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 8

59. Aidan Roosevans, O’Fallon, IL, 6

(tie) Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 6

(tie) Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 6

62. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 4

(tie) Mason Daniel, Springville, CA, 4

(tie) Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 4

65. Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 2

(tie) Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 2

(tie) Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 2

Tentative 2019 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com

Sat, April 6 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Carson Short, Marion, IL)

Sun, April 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Fri, April 12 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN)

Sat, April 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Canceled)

Sat, April 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Fri, April 26 – Lake Ozark (MO) Speedway WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sat, April 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Canceled)

Sat, April 27 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Rain)

Sun, April 28 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO (Postponed)

Sat, May 4 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Fri, May 10 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA (Postponed)

Sat, May 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA (Rain)

Fri, May 17 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway All Stars/IRA (Rain)

Sat, May 18 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)

Sat, May 18 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track All Stars/IRA (Rain)

Sun, May 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars (Rain)

Fri, May 24 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Fri, May 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)

Sat, May 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)

Sun, May 26 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)

Sat, June 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Tue, June 4 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO

Fri, June 7 – Lee County (IA) Speedway MOWA

Fri, June 7 – River Cities (ND) Speedway WoO

Sat, June 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, June 8 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO

Sun, June 9 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, June 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, June 22 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO

Sun, June 23 – Dubuque (IA) Speedway WoO

Thurs, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 28 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 28 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway All Stars/MOWA

Sat, June 29 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO

Sat, June 29 – Route 66 Speedway (IL) All Stars

Sun, June 30 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Wed, July 3 – Dodge County (WI) Fairgrounds IRA

Fri, July 5 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Fri, July 12 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, July 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 13 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway WoO

Sat, July 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, July 21 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) or LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA

Thurs, July 25 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track All Stars/IRA

Fri, July 26 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars

Fri, July 26 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, July 26 – Langlade County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, July 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars

Sun, July 28 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, Aug 2 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) Ironman 55 WoO

Sat, Aug 3 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway IRA

Sun, Aug 4 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic

Mon, Aug 5 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Thurs, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Sat, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 17 – West Fargo (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 17 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway IRA

Sun, Aug 18 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Aug 23 – Black Hills Speedway (SD) WoO

Sat, Aug 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, Aug 30 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri Aug 30 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway IRA

Sat, Aug 31 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Sun, Sept 1 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 6 – Superior (WI) Speedway IRA

Fri, Sept 6 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, Sept 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) Jerry Richert Memorial IRA

Sat, Sept 7 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) Tom Knowles Memorial MOWA

Fri, Sept 20 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA

Fri, Sept 20 – Dodge City (KS) Raceway WoO

Sat, Sept 21 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA

Sat, Sept 21 – Dodge City (KS) Raceway WoO

Sat, Sept 21 – Beaver Dam (WI) Raceway IRA

Wed, Sept 25 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO

Fri, Sept 27 – Dodge County (WI) Fairgrounds IRA

Sat, Sept 28 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Fri, Oct 4 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, Oct 5 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, Oct 18 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

Sat, Oct 19 – Lake Ozark (MO) Speedway WoO

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5/26/19

141 Speedway

Francis Creek, WI

25 IRA Sprints

27 Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints

After another rainout at Knoxville, it was time for Ellen W and I to pack our bags and drive until we found a race. Our first trip to 141 Speedway in Wisconsin was an enjoyable one. Good weather, good food and plenty of open wheel cars…and Ray Underwood singing the National Anthem on Memorial Day weekend.

IRA

Bill Balog (8th car out) set quick time on the banked -mile oval at 10.989 seconds. Jeremy Schultz (12th car out) was second quick, followed by Ben Schmidt (13th), Scott Biertzer (2nd), Mike Reinke (22nd), Austin Deblauw (3rd), Scotty Thiel (20th), Jake Blackhurst (19th), Russel Borland (17th) and Joey Moughan (15th).

Heat one (started): 1. Thiel 64 (2) 2. Balog 17B (4) 3. Moughan 73AF (1) 4. Biertzer 4B (3) 5. Dave Uttech 68 (5) 6. Jereme Schroeder 43 (6) 7. Hunter Custer 29 (8) 8. Matt Wiese 45 (7) 9. Keith Felner 18 (9)

Heats were 10 laps. Heat winners and the top seven timers who finished second through fifth drew for the top ten spots in the feature. Thiel led the distance in this one. Biertzer passed Moughan early for second, with Balog in tow. Balog would get by Biertzer at the halfway point for second. Moughan recovered late in his team car to Ben Schmidt to grab third with two to go.

Heat two (started): 1. Blackhurst 25 (2) 2. Todd King 22 (1) 3. Schultz 10w (4) 4. Reinke 02 (3) 5. Scott Neitzel 2w (5) 6. Kris Spitz 4K (6) 7. Adam Miller 24m (7) 8. Paul Pokorski 4 (8)

Blackhurst dominated this one from the front row. Schultz used the low side to get by Reinke for third with three to go in a good battle.

Heat three (started): 1. Borland 23 (2) 2. Schmidt 73 (4) 3. Steve Meyer 85m (1) 4. Deblauw 65 (3) 5. Wayne Modjeski 14AJ (5) 6. Nick Matuszewski 63 (6) 7. Lance Fassbender 7F (7) 8. Brian Strane 22s (8)

Borland led the distance. Myer was second early over Schmidt. They had a good battle with “The Gladiator” taking the spot at the halfway point.

A main (started): 1. Balog (1) 2. Thiel (3) 3. Schultz (9) 4. Borland (5) 5. Blackhurst (4) 6. Reinke (10) 7. Modjeski (15) 8. King (11) 9. Spitz (17) 10. Fassbender (21) 11. Meyer (12) 12. Schmidt (8) 13. Neitzel (14) 14. Schroeder (16) 15. Uttech (13) 16. Matuszewski (18) 17. Custer (19) 18. Strane (24) 19. Felner (25) 20. Pokorski (23) 21. Deblauw (7) 22. Miller (20) 23. Wiese (22) 24. Biertzer (2) 25. Moughan (6)

Balog shot out to an early lead in the 30-lapper with Thiel and Borland in tow. The leaders hit lapped traffic on lap four and battled through it, making some dicey moves. At the halfway point, a seventh running Biertzer tagged a lapped car in turn four and collected Moughan, who was running him down. The red had to be thrown when workers had trouble separating the cars. Unbelievably, both restarted and the same thing happened in the same spot when the green flew again. Both retired. Balog led Thiel, Borland, Schultz and Blackhurst back to green. Schultz rode the low side to take third from Borland. The leaders were back in traffic on lap 18. Wiese clubbed an infield tire on lap 20, bringing the final caution. Balog shot back into lapped traffic with six to go, but maneuvered through it for the win. On the last lap, Meyer and Schmidt were running fourth and fifth when tangling in turns three and four. Neitzel and Schroeder were also caught up.

Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints

Heat one (started): 1. Allen Hafford 38 (2) 2. Chris Dodd 01 (4) 3. Ryan Zelski 21 (2) 4. Greg Olsen 9 (5) 5. Tim Cox 40 (3) 6. Randy Stanford 29 (6) / 7. William Huck 39 (7) 8. Denny Smith 66 (9) 9. Greg Alt 22 (8)

8-lap heats took the top six to the feature. Hot laps doubled as qualifying. Dodd set quick time and heats were inverted by four. Hafford led the distance. One lap in, Smith flipped into the infield. He was uninjured. Alt was also involved.

Heat two (started): 1. Rusty Egan 50 (2) 2. Zach Raidart 23z (3) 3. Jordan Paulsen 4 (1) 4. Scott Grissom 54 (6) 5. Chris Klemko 70 (5) 6. Craig Campton 7s (4) / 7. Natalie Klemko 20 (8) 8. George Gaertner 89 (7) 9. Jim Wehrman 94 (9)

Egan led the distance. Campton spun while running third on lap three. It took him until the last corner to take the final transfer from N. Klemko.

Heat three (started): 1. Jimmy Sivia 91 (4) 2. Dennis Spitz 41 (2) 3. Shawn Swim 12 (1) 4. Derek Crane 19K (3) 5. Charles Spoonmore 51 (6) 6. Vince Bartolotta 6B (7) / 7. Paul Shaffer 00 (5) 8. James Walldan 77 (9) 9. Tom Eller 29OG (8)

Spitz led early, but yielded to Sivia on lap three.

B main (started): 1. Shaffer (1) 2. N. Klemko (3) 3. Gaertner (4) 4. Walldan (6) 5. Huck (2) 6. Eller (8) / 7. Wehrman (9) 8. Alt (7) 9. Smith (5)

The 10-lapper took the top six to the feature. Shaffer led the distance. Smith spun twice and exited, ending a tough night for him. Walldan took fourth with two to go.

A main (started): 1. Egan (1) 2. Crane (3) 3. Cox (5) 4. Sivia (6) 5. Zelski (2) 6. Dodd (8) 7. Hafford (9) 8. Campton (7) 9. Raidart (4) 10. Spitz (10) 11. Paulsen (11) 12. C. Klemko (15) 13. Olsen (13) 14. Bartolotta (18) 15. N. Klemko (20) 16. Grissom (14) 17. Walldan (22) 18. Spoonmore (16) 19. Stanford (17) 20. Swim (12) 21. Huck (23) 22. Eller (24) 23. Shaffer (19) 24. Gaertner (21)

Unfortunately, the crate engines weren’t supplying the power needed to work the high groove. Egan, a former IRA regular, led the field in the 20-lapper ahead of Zelski and Crane early on. Crane worked his way into second on lap four. Cox also got by Zelski to move into a podium position on lap seven. Egan was approaching the rear of the field on lap 13, when Shaffer and Eller tangled in front of him. That opened the track up for him the last seven laps. Crane applied some pressure late, but settled for second. N. Klemko was the hard-charger.

 

 

Lance’s Night in Knoxville!

(Bill W) May 22, 2019, Monroe, IA – Recently, it was fun to know the rivalry between central Pennsylvania and the World of Outlaws still exist. I remember my first trip to central PA and watching the local fans boo and even throw things at the WoO rigs pulling in. Times are a little different now thankfully, but it’s good to know the good old fashioned rivalry is still strong!

Someone brought up the term “Porch Sitters” again. It’s a reference to drivers from central PA that don’t leave their porch. Instead of traveling, they stay close to home. Frankly, “Porch Sitters” can be found anywhere. Maybe their budget or life goals don’t dictate hitting the highway every weekend. Honestly, “Porch Sitters” are the teams that keep your local weekly racing alive. In turn, that keeps the sport moving in the right direction…but I digress.

I almost choked last weekend when someone mentioned Lance Dewease in the category of “Porch Sitter.” For those that haven’t been around the sport long, maybe ignorance is bliss. Lance, owner Don Kreitz Jr. and mechanic Davey Brown Sr. have all seen their share of the highway…and all are duly inducted in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa. Sure at times, they have stayed closer to home, but all have won on the road as well.

As luck would have it, I was putting some archives on OpenWheel101.com and came across Lance’s victory at Knoxville in 2003. Often, I can’t remember who won last week, but that’s why I write it down! This one, I remember well.

Lance was in town on May 31, as his car owner at the time, Al Hamilton, was being inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. Al was a long-time suite holder at the Hall as well, and why not bring the car? Lance did not disappoint.

Coming out the 38th of 42 410’s that evening, Lance set second quick time. Finishing fourth in his heat, and with an invert of 12, he would start inside row six. Terry McCarl was in the midst of another track championship and started in row five. He spun on lap one and went to the tail. By the tenth lap, Lance was all over pole-sitter Kerry Madsen for the lead. A great battle ensued, with Lance grabbing the point on lap 16. Meanwhile, McCarl was putting on a show from the tail, and finished third. Lance would return in August to claim Terry’s Front Row Challenge in Oskaloosa as well.

That wasn’t even the best feature of the night! The 2nd Annual Knoxville Midget Nationals feature had five lead changes, with Chad DeSelle reigning supreme over 40 cars and defending champion Mike Hess, who now is on the non-“Porch Sitting Side” as competition director with the WoO.

Enjoy my report from that night below! Remember you can access previous results at OpenWheel101.com by using the Search page. Search years, winners, tracks, events and series.

Midwest Thunder Sprints Wet!

Two weeks have passed without a race for the Midwest Thunder Sprints. Rain in Knoxville and in Wisconsin wiped things out again last weekend. This weekend, events at Knoxville, Jacksonville and at 141 Speedway in Wisconsin are scheduled.

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5/31/03

Knoxville Raceway

42 410s

40 Midgets

410s

Colin Northway met the turn one wall in hot laps and had to bring out a backup car. He would not make time trials and had to start his heat at the tail. Greg Jones also failed to get a qualifying lap in. Blake Feese (1st car out time) set the pace in qualifications over the stout field with a lap of 15.183 seconds. Lance Dewease (38th car out) was second quick, followed by Justin Henderson (4th), Brooke Tatnell (2nd), Terry McCarl (40th), Jaymie Moyle (16th), Travis Cram (9th), Kevin Frey (5th), Kim Mock (23rd), and Jeff Mitrisin (10th). Josh Higday timed in 12th quick with a lap at the end, despite missing his time spot with motor woes.

Heat one (started): 1. Don Droud Jr. 55 (2) 2. Aaron Berryhill 97 (1) 3. Mock 1m (4) 4. Feese 5 (6) 5. Derek Beckman 50D (3) / 6. Wayne Johnson 12x (8) 7. Clint Garner 47 (10) 8. Brent Antill 1 (7) 9. Jesse Giannetto D1 (9) 10. Frey 2K (5) DNS - Jones 35

Droud blistered the field. Frey exited immediately. Feese was in his maiden voyage in the Forbrook 5. Berryhill was making his first Knoxville start of the year. Mock was in on a night off for the IRA.

Heat two (started): 1. Larry Ball Jr. 1s (1) 2. Skip Jackson 21 (2) 3. Mitrisin 5J (4) 4. Dewease (6) 5. Cram (5) / 6. Northway 60 (10) 7. Eric Vanderploeg 57a (3) 8. Mike Moore 69 (9) 9. Mike Kertscher 80K (7) 10. Robert Bell 71 (8) DNS - Tim St. Arnold 7s

Northway and Moore came together on the frontstretch when the race went green. Ball led on the restart and held off a determined Jackson the last half of the race for the win. A caution came out at the halfway mark when Moore came to a stop. He restarted at the tail. Northway's bid for a transfer from the tail fell one spot short.

Heat three (started): 1. Ricky Logan 17G (1) 2. Chris Walraven 56 (2) 3. Kerry Madsen 82 (3) 4. Calvin Landis 70 (4) 5. Moyle 10 (5) / 6. Henderson R19 (6) 7. Mike Reinke 02 (9) 8. Eddie Leavitt Jr. 1A (7) 9. Adam West 20 (10) 10. Jeff Johnson 11J (8)

J. Johnson went up in smoke on lap five. Logan led the distance in this single file affair.

Heat four (started): 1. Lynton Jeffrey 4K (1) 2. McCarl 24 (5) 3. Tatnell 66 (6) 4. Brian Brown 6 (3) 5. Higday 24x (4) / 6. Jon Agan 4 (2) 7. Joe Beaver 53 (9) 8. Scotty Neitzel 2w (8) 9. Bobby Mincer 15 (7) 10. Tyler Houseman 50 (10)

Jeffrey led the distance but had to hold off McCarl who was getting the low side to work for him on a track that was opening up three grooves. Tatnell and Brown exchanged a series of slide jobs, before Tatnell took third for good with two laps remaining. Higday captured the final transfer spot on the last lap.

B main (started): 1. Henderson (1) 2. W. Johnson (9) 3. Antill (5) 4. Reinke (11) / 5. Kertscher (4) 6. Beaver (12) 7. Vanderploeg (3) 8. Mincer (6) 9. Garner (13) 10. Neitzel (8) 11. Leavitt (7) 12. Bell (14) 13. West (15) 14. Houseman (16) 15. Agan (2) 16. Moore (10) DNS - Frey, St. Arnold, J. Johnson, Giannetto, Northway, Jones

Moore spun and tipped over in the warm up period. He restarted at the tail, but his damaged wing disintegrated and he bowed out on lap six. Agan also retired early. Henderson was on a rail, while W. Johnson and Reinke were really on the charge to get into transfer spots. Reinke benefited from a lap 10 yellow for a spun Houseman.

A main (started): 1. Dewease (11) 2. Madsen (1) 3. McCarl (9) 4. Mitrisin (5) 5. Landis (4) 6. Jackson (15) 7. Cram (7) 8. Feese (12) 9. Brown (2) 10. Henderson (21) 11. Moyle (8) 12. Mock (6) 13. Antill (23) 14. Higday (3) 15. Droud (14) 16. W. Johnson (22) 17. Logan (18) 18. Jeffrey (17) 19. Berryhill (20) 20. Walraven (16) 21. Beckman (13) 22. Ball (19) 23. Reinke (24) 24. Tatnell (10)

Great feature race. McCarl spun out on lap one, sending him to restart on the tail. Madsen jumped out to an early lead, until Tatnell stopped with problems on the backstretch. He was towed in. The restart saw Madsen leading a smoking Brown, Landis, Mitrisin and a charging Dewease. On lap 16, Dewease worked his way around Madsen after trying so for six laps. Meanwhile, McCarl had the fastest car on the speedway and had moved from the tail to third. That is the way they would finish. Technically, Henderson was the hard-charger finishing eleven spots ahead of his starting position.

Midgets

B main 1 (started): 1. Brandon Waelti 3 (2) 2. Kerry Madsen 57 (10) / 3. Nick Lundgreen 40 (9) 4. Kevin Doty 75 (6) 5. Donnie Lehmann 31 (3) 6. Ron Kuhn 10K (1) 7. Randy Fiscus 6 (4) 8. David Gough 82 (5) 9. Todd Beach 15B (7) 10. Andy Mason 47 (8)

Mason flipped on lap two. He was uninjured. Waelti led the distance, but Madsen put on a show, racing from scratch to second and the final transfer. Lundgreen also put on a charge.

B main 2 (started): 1. Aaron Fike 95 (1) 2. Ryan Durst 51x (5) / 3. AJ Felker 37 (2) 4. Rick Mueller 22 (4) 5. Paul Farrell 21x (9) 6. Marc Dailey 2m (6) 7. Jim Doyle 79 (3) 8. Tim Siner 73 (7) 9. Dave Camfield Sr. 78 (8) 10. Brian Terry 4 (10)

Terry took a nasty ride on lap two, flipping four or five times. He was taken in to the hospital, but was conscious and moving. Fike wasted the field, but there was great three-wide action back through the field. Camfield Sr. exited early.

Dash (started): 1. Mike Hess 51 (2) 2. Scott Hatton 15 (3) 3. Davey Ray 51D (5) 4. Aaron Fike 7 (6) 5. Craig Carey 30 (7) 6. AJ Fike 69 (1) 7. Ray Bull 22m (8) 8. Damion Gardner 11G (4) 9. Boyd Calvert 23 (10) 10. Brian Gerster 94 (9)

Hess set his second track record in as many nights and earned the pole for the feature in the process. Gerster went up in smoke on the white flag lap of the six lapper. He would not make the call for the feature.

A main (started): 1. Chad DeSelle 2 (13) 2. A. Fiscus (4) 3. Hess (1) 4. Aaron Fike (20) 5. Gardner (8) 6. Carey (5) 7. Critter Malone 7c (18) 8. Lundgreen (30) 9. Quinn McCabe 20 (15) 10. Waelti (21) 11. Brad Kuhn 99 (11) 12. Durst (22) 13. Doty (28) 14. Dailey (25) 15. Ray (3) 16. AJ Fike (6) 17. Lehmann (27) 18. Dave Camfield Jr. 86 (14) 19. Sarah McCune 8 (10) 20. Beach (26) 21. Gough (24) 22. Calvert (9) 23. Don Droud Jr. (17) 24. Bull (7) 25. Steve Knepper 55 (12) 26. Rik Forbes 95x (19) 27. Madsen (23) 28. Hatton (2) 29. Doyle (29) DNS - Rich Camfield 87 (16), Gerster

Truly the feature of the year so far at Knoxville. Hess jumped out to the early lead riding the cushion. Lap nine saw A. Fiscus get under Hess using the low side. The 25 lapper slowed with a lap 11 caution for a stopped Doyle, who was done. The restart saw A. Fiscus leading Hess, Bull, Hatton and DeSelle. Droud proceeded to make a charge from his lap nine starting spot at this time using the cushion, while most were hugging the low side. Droud picked the leaders off one at a time and took command on lap 20. A. Fiscus came back under Droud to lead a lap later. Droud would bring out the second caution when his charge was ended for good with a halt on the front straightaway. The last caution came after the restart when Ray took out Bull's front end trying to get by. Ray would also suffer problems and fade late. DeSelle took the high side to get by Hess and then took the lead around A. Fiscus as the white flag was unfurled earning $4000. Nine drivers finished at least ten spots ahead of where they started. Lundgreen advanced 22 positions.

 

 

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5/18/19

Tri-City Speedway

Granite City, IL

Rivertown Showdown Night #1

27 USAC National Sprint Cars

26 USAC National Midgets

Sprints

Tyler Courtney (18th car out to time) set quick time on the 3/8-mile at 14.607 seconds. Chris Windom (7th car out) was second quick, followed by Kevin Thomas Jr. (14th), Justin Grant (3rd), Chase Stockon (1st), Chad Boespflug (16th), Brady Bacon (20th), Carson Short (17th), CJ Leary (2nd) and Robert Ballou (15th). Robert Bell failed to get a time in.

Heat one (started): 1. Ballou 12 (4) 2. Courtney 7BC (6) 3. Jason McDougal 71P (2) 4. Grant 4 (3) 5. Bacon (5) / 6. Dustin Smith 77s (1) 7. James Lyerla 11 (8) 8. Justin Standridge 8D (7) 9. Eric Perrott 45 (9)

8 laps heats took five to the feature. McDougal took the early lead over Smith and Ballou. Ballou got by Smith and then Courtney and Grant also slammed by him. Bacon made a good pass into fifth at the halfway point. Perrott spun with four laps down. McDougal led Ballou, Courtney, Grant and Bacon back to green. Ballou worked over McDougal and got by for the point coming for the white flag. Courtney took second on the last lap.

Heat two (started): 1. Windom 5G (6) 2. Zach Daum 5D (1) 3. Stockon 32 (5) 4. Mitch Wissmiller 1 (2) 5. TJ Artz 57 (3) / 6. Logan Faucon 52F (7) 7. Steve Thomas 20 (8) 8. Short 21 (4) 9. Robert Bell 71 (9)

Bell exited right away. Short got into the wall before a lap could be completed and was done. Daum led Artz, Windom, Wissmiller and Stockon early. Windom worked by Artz for second on lap two. Stockon took fourth from Wissmiller a lap later. Stockon continued his charge, taking third on lap five. Wissmiller claimed fourth on lap seven. The action was up front, however, Windom was all over Daum before passing him in the last corner and winning by .014 of a second.

Heat three (started): 1. Leary 19AZ (4) 2. Thomas Jr. 19 (6) 3. Isaac Chapple 52 (2) 4. Boespflug 98E (5) 5. Korey Weyant 99 (9) / 6. Brandon Mattox 28 (7) 7. Mario Clouser 6 (3) 8. Mitchell Davis 56 (1) 9. Patrick Budde 90 (8)

Chapple led Leary and Thomas Jr. early on. Leary worked to the point on lap two, and Thomas Jr. followed him into second a lap later. Boespflug moved into fourth. Weyant made a nice run from the tail and went from seventh to fifth to take the final transfer by the halfway point.

B main (started): 1. Clouser (2) 2. Short (1) 3. Smith (3) 4. Mattox (7) 5. David (4) 6. Standridge (5) 7. Faucon (6) / 8. Lyerla (7) 9. S. Thomas (9) 10. Perrott (11) 11. Budde (9) DNS – Bell

The 10-lapper took the top seven to the feature. Short led early, but Clouser took over the point on lap two. David and Smith battled for third early before a lap six spin by Budde. Clouser led Short, Smith, Davis, Mattox, Faucon and Standridge back to green. Mattox shot to fourth on the restart, while Standridge used the low side to garner sixth. Faucton would hold off Lyerla for the final transfer.

A main (started): 1. Windom (5) 2. Short (8) 3. Thomas Jr. (4) 4. Leary (9) 5. Chapple (15) 6. Ballou (10) 7. Clouser (12) 8. Stockon (2) 9. Bacon (7) 10. Boespflug (1) 11. Artz (11) 12. Mattox (21) 13. Davis (18) 14. Courtney (6) 15. Weyant (22) 16. Standridge (19) 17. McDougal (13) 18. Daum (17) 19. Grant (3) 20. Wissmiller (14) 21. Smith (16) 22. Faucon (20)

Stockon led Boespflug and Thomas Jr. early in the 30-lapper. Grant spun a lap in collecting Wissmiller. Both were done. Stockon led Boespflug, Thomas Jr., Courtney and Short back to green. Thomas Jr. shot into second, trailed by Courtney, Short and Bacon, as Boespflug had a tough restart. Short slid under Courtney on lap four to take over third. On lap six, Thomas Jr. took the lead from Stockon. Two laps later, Short took the runner-up spot and set his sights on Thomas Jr. Windom had moved into the top three by then and pressured Short, taking second on lap nine. Ten laps in, McDougal stopped in turn three, bringing another caution. Now Thomas Jr. led Windom, Short, Bacon and Courtney. Short sized up the leaders and passed both to lead lap 12. Windom took over second and the lead pair exchanged the point, before Windom took it on lap 16. That was negated, however, when Bacon got into the turn four wall and turned over. Crews were able to make repairs and he returned. Short was back in front at the green, ahead of Windom, Thomas Jr., Courtney and Leary. Ballou put himself in the top five, sliding in front of Leary with a little contact. Leary returned the favor the next time around. A caution on lap 18 saw Bacon spin and collect Standridge, who retired. Three laps later, Windom made his way around Short for the lead after some persistence. A caution came out for Weyant who came to a stop in turn four with 21 laps in. With seven laps to go, Courtney would tag the wall hard and helicopter. No one was hurt, but he was done. Windom held on for the win, while Chapple was the late charger on the bottom, and the hard-charger of the event, going from 15th to fifth.

Midgets

Tyler Courtney (22nd car out to time) set quick time over the field with a lap of 15.189 seconds. Logan Seavey (21st car out) was second quick, followed by Brady Bacon (12th), Chad Boat (4th), CJ Leary (10th), Justin Grant (2nd), Kevin Thomas Jr. (20th), Zeb Wise (23rd), Tucker Klaasmeyer (16th) and Tanner Carrick (26th).

Heat one (started): 1. Jake Neuman 3N (2) 2. Chris Windom 17BC (1) 3. Courtney 7BC (6) 4. Thomas Jr. 5 (4) 5. Carrick 71K (4) / 6. Boat 84 (5) 7. Cannon McIntosh 08 (7) 8. Zane Hendricks 27z (9) 9. Karsyn Elledge 1 (8)

8 laps was the distance for the heats with the top five transferring on. Neuman led wire to wire in this one. The best battle was for the final transfer. Boat took it from Carrick on lap six in great racing. But Tanner snagged it back coming for the white flag.

Heat two (started): 1. Jesse Colwell 71 (2) 2. Tyler Thomas 91T (3) 3. Wise 39BC (4) 4. Seavey 67 (6) 5. Leary 76M (5) / 6. Zach Daum 5D (7) 7. Holley Hollan 67K (8) 8. Johnny Murdock 0 (9) 9. Andrew Layser 47BC (1)

Layser led Colwell and T. Thomas early. Colwell took the lead on lap three. Two laps later, Layser crashed hard into the turn one wall. He would return for B main action. The restart saw Colwell ahead of T. Thomas, Leary, Daum and Wise. T. Thomas took the lead on the restart, with Wise going from fifth to third. Seavey had been in trouble and out of a transfer before the red, but rebounded on the restart and got into the top five. Colwell made one last bid for the lead coming for the checkers and got the win by .011 of a second!

Heat three (started): 1. Jason McDougal 21KS (2) 2. Jerry Coons Jr. 25 (3) 3. Klaasmeyer 27 (4) 4. Bacon 76 (6) 5. Grant 4A (5) / 6. Presley Truedson 5T (1) 7. Cole Bodine 15 (7) 8. Sterling Cling 35 (8)

McDougal led the distance. Bacon moved up to fifth and then took fourth from Truedson on lap four. With two to go, Grant nabbed the final transfer.

B main (started): 1. McIntosh (4) 2. Boat (1) 3. Daum (5) 4. Truedson (3) 5. Bodine (6) 6. Elledge (7) 7. Hollan (8) / 8. Layser (2) 9. Cling (9) 10. Hendricks (10) 11. Murdock (11)

The 10-lapper took the top 7 to the feature. Boat took the early lead over McIntosh and Truedson. Daum had moved into fourth by lap two. McIntosh took the point after a good duel with Boat. Daum passed teammate Truedson for third on lap five. A caution came out for a stopped Cling on lap six. The restart saw Elledge and Hollan move by Layser for the last two transfer spots. Boat made a late bid for the win, passing McIntosh with one to go, but Cannon came back in the last corner to win it.

A main (started): 1. Courtney (6) 2. Seavey (5) 3. Grant (2) 4. Wise (8) 5. Boat (7) 6. Coons (12) 7. McIntosh (18) 8. Leary (3) 9. Daum (17) 10. Thomas Jr. (1) 11. Klaasmeyer (9) 12. Windom (16) 13. Carrick (10) 14. Colwell (14) 15. T. Thomas (11) 16. Bacon (4) 17. McDougal (13) 18. Hollan (22) 19. Truedson (15) 20. Layser (21, prov.) 21. Cling (24, prov.) 22. Bodine (20) 23. Elledge (19) 24. Neuman (23)

Neuman had issues, started at the tail and retired. The 30-lapper was led early by Thomas Jr., ahead of Grant, and Bacon. Bacon quickly took second on the second lap before Colwell stopped with a left rear flat with three down. Thomas Jr. led Bacon, Grant, Seavey and Courtney back to green. Bacon used the low side to take the lead and pull away, while Seavey shot around Grant and Thomas Jr. for second on lap five. Elledge flipped in turn one with seven down. She was o.k. Bacon now led Seavey, Thomas Jr., Grant and Courtney. Bacon’s dominance would end when he cut a left front tire with nine down. Seavey assumed the lead, while Wise had moved up from back in the pack to the top five. On lap 11, Grant passed Thomas Jr. for second, and Courtney followed him into third a circuit later. At the halfway point, Seavey had built a lead over Grant, Courtney, a charging Boat and Leary. On lap 19, Courtney won second from Grant. Courtney was now on a roll on the high side and slid in front of Seavey to lead lap 22. He would pull away to win by a full straightaway. McIntosh was the hard-charger.

 

 

Chuck and Nick Zitterich

The Z-Man!

(Bill W) May 16, 2019, Monroe, IA – There was shock last weekend in Knoxville’s pit area of the news that Chuck Zitterich had passed. Chuck was only 61 years old.

I met Chuck many moons ago. A member of the Zitterich racing family in Sioux Falls, he will always be remembered as someone who was measured in his opinions, considering all sides of an issue.

Chuck served in a number of capacities once becoming an official, with a number of series and tracks. I knew him when he worked at Huset’s, headed the NMRA sprint series, and then was competition director for the ASCS Northern Plains and ASCS Midwest regional series.

As his wife Sonja has said, family was first with Chuck and racing was a very close second! This was true when Chuck decided to retire from the ASCS gigs and spend more time close to home, though he was also spending Saturday’s at Knoxville as a technical inspector.

Late in 2014, however, Tod Quiring was forming the National Sprint League. It was too good a gig for Chuck to pass on. A much needed boost was occurring in 410 racing in the Midwest.

I was proud to join Chuck as the first employees of the National Sprint League. We shared a great season, and though I knew him well before, it was great to work hand in hand with the team that was assembled for 2015.

I saw up close and personal the impact Chuck had on those around him. He welcomed family members of employees, fans, and anyone who came in contact with him as a part of the NSL family. It didn’t matter if it was a regular driver following the series, or one passing through for one night…he treated all the same.

The growing pains of a new series are many, but things went relatively smoothly. There were a few format changes along the way, but Chuck’s point system was eventually perfected, weighing qualifying with heat finishes to determine the night’s feature event. That system was adopted for Knoxville Raceway and is still used on a weekly basis.

There are always disagreements with drivers, and Chuck was the guy on the front lines. Despite everything going on, his temper was kept in check at all times. I was amazed at the calm he possessed with some of the nonsense that went on.

As Sonja recalls, he said, “There’s no reason to yell, just walk away. Get all of the information and look at both sides, then go back with the decision and stick to it.” That was Chuck.

As a result, the NSL was a resounding success, featuring the toughest driver lineup anywhere outside the World of Outlaws (or maybe tougher than them too in 2015). The fans flocked to the races, and the NSL working team had a great time from Farmington, Missouri to Sioux Falls, to Eagle to Sun Prairie. It was a lot of work, and a lot of fun, and much of that was due to Chuck.

Chuck passed of a heart attack while driving in Sioux Falls. His truck struck another car, but there were no other injuries. In a time when it is hard to have a sense of humor, son Nick mused to me, “At least he went out hitting a Mercedes.” Well said!

Sonja said something else in the bulletin that will stick with me. “If you called him your friend, you were lucky.” I couldn’t agree more, and our thoughts are with her, son Nick, daughter Amy and the rest of the family during these tough times. At Chuck’s visitation Wednesday it was evident that there were plenty that could make the claim of being Chuck’s friend. There were plenty more where that came from who couldn’t make it there. We were all lucky indeed!

 

 

Brown Leads Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by OpenWheel101.com!

(Bill W) May 8, 2019, Monroe, IA – Brian Brown’s win last Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa has put him in the lead in Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by www.OpenWheel101.com points heading into this weekend. With Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota postponing their event until later in the season, Knoxville again hosts the only point eligible show.

Brown currently leads the standings over Kerry Madsen, Parker Price-Miller, Carson Short, Austin McCarl, Brooke Tatnell, Paul Nienhiser and Terry McCarl, Jeremy Standridge and Joe B. Miller.

The rained out Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO show will now be run on Wednesday, September 25.

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2019 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 120 (2)

2. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 115

3. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 91

4. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 75 (1)

5. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 74

6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 73

7. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 66 (1)

(tie) Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 66

9. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 60

10. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 56

11. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 52

12. Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN, 50 (1)

13. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 40

14. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 39

15. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 38

16. Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 35

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 35

(tie) Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 35

(tie) Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 35

20. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 33

21. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 32

(tie) Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 32

23. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 30

(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 30

25. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 26

26. Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI, 25

(tie) Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 25

28. Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 24

(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 24

30. Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 22

31. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 20

(tie) Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 20

33. Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IN, 18

(tie) Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 18

35. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 16

(tie) Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 16

(tie) Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 16

(tie) Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 16

39. Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 14

(tie) Christopher King, Farmington, MO, 14

41. Christopher Bell, Norman, OK, 12

(tie) Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 12

43. Brady Barker, New Berlin, IL, 10

(tie) George Crawford, Springfield, IL, 10

(tie) Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH, 10

46. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 8

47. Aidan Roosevans, O’Fallon, IL, 6

(tie) Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 6

49. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 4

(tie) Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 4

(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 4

(tie) Mason Daniel, Springville, CA, 4

53. Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 2

(tie) Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 2

(tie) Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 2

Tentative 2019 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com

Sat, April 6 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Carson Short, Marion, IL)

Sun, April 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Fri, April 12 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN)

Sat, April 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Canceled)

Sat, April 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Fri, April 26 – Lake Ozark (MO) Speedway WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sat, April 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Canceled)

Sat, April 27 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Rain)

Sun, April 28 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO (Postponed)

Sat, May 4 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Fri, May 10 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA (Postponed)

Sat, May 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA

Fri, May 17 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway All Stars/IRA

Sat, May 18 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, May 18 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track All Stars/IRA

Sun, May 19 – WI All Stars

Fri, May 24 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, May 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, May 26 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Sat, June 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Tue, June 4 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO

Fri, June 7 – Lee County (IA) Speedway MOWA

Fri, June 7 – River Cities (ND) Speedway WoO

Sat, June 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, June 8 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO

Sun, June 9 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, June 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, June 22 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO

Sun, June 23 – Dubuque (IA) Speedway WoO

Thurs, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 28 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 28 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway All Stars/MOWA

Sat, June 29 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO

Sat, June 29 – Route 66 Speedway (IL) All Stars

Sun, June 30 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Wed, July 3 – Dodge County (WI) Fairgrounds IRA

Fri, July 5 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Fri, July 12 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, July 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 13 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway WoO

Sat, July 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, July 21 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) or LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA

Fri, July 26 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars

Fri, July 26 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, July 26 – Langlade County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, July 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars

Sun, July 28 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, Aug 2 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) Ironman 55 WoO

Sat, Aug 3 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway IRA

Sun, Aug 4 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic

Mon, Aug 5 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Thurs, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Sat, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 17 – West Fargo (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 17 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway IRA

Sun, Aug 18 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Aug 23 – Black Hills Speedway (SD) WoO

Sat, Aug 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, Aug 30 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Aug 31 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Sun, Sept 1 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 6 – Superior (WI) Speedway IRA

Fri, Sept 6 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, Sept 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) Jerry Richert Memorial IRA

Sat, Sept 7 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) Tom Knowles Memorial MOWA

Fri, Sept 20 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA

Fri, Sept 20 – Dodge City (KS) Raceway WoO

Sat, Sept 21 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA

Sat, Sept 21 – Dodge City (KS) Raceway WoO

Sat, Sept 21 – Beaver Dam (WI) Raceway IRA

Wed, Sept 25 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO

Fri, Sept 27 – Dodge County (WI) Fairgrounds IRA

Sat, Sept 28 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Fri, Oct 4 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, Oct 5 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, Oct 18 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

Sat, Oct 19 – Lake Ozark (MO) Speedway WoO

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Brian Brown Wins Again in Great Racing at Knoxville!

Joe Beaver Wins 360 Slugfest, Matthew Stelzer Repeats in Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 4, 2019) – Brian Brown is two for two this year at Knoxville Raceway. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver passed Josh Schneiderman just past the halfway point, and held on for his 46th career win here. It was worth $4,000 aboard the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 on Budweiser Night. Joe Beaver duked it out with fellow Knoxville native Jon Agan to win a 360 feature that saw five lead changes to win his first main event here since 2016. Matthew Stelzer was dominant, leading wire to wire in the Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance feature.

Schneiderman shot out to an early lead ahead of Matt Juhl and Kerry Madsen in the 20-lap 410 main event. Madsen moved into second by lap four, while Brown slid into fourth. By lap six, Brown had gotten by Juhl for third, and he eked by Madsen on lap eight for second.

Up front, Schneiderman was strong on the cushion, but entered lapped traffic on lap nine. Brown shot by for the point, but the pass was negated when seventh running Justin Henderson flipped in turn two. He walked away. Schneiderman led Brown, Madsen, Juhl and Parker Price-Miller back to green.

Brown and Madsen were all over the tail tank of the leader. Brown threw a slider to take the point from Schneiderman on lap 11, with Madsen moving into second. Mark Dobmeier was running twelfth on lap twelve when he got the wrong end of a three-wide battle, and flipped in turn one. He walked away.

Brown led Madsen, Schneiderman, Juhl and Price-Miller back to green. Brown pulled away with some furious action behind him. Madsen crossed the stipe second, ahead of Juhl, a late charging Brooke Tatnell and Price-Miller. Schneiderman, Sheldon Haudenschild, Davey Heskin, Trey Starks and Austin McCarl completed the top ten. Cale Thomas registered quick time over the 31-car field, while Tatnell, Brown and Heskin won heats. Chad Kemenah won the B main.

“(Schneiderman) is a really good race driver,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “He’s just had some tough luck over the years here. That’s a family I really admire. They’ve been here a long time. I want him to win a race, just when I’m not here. My engine (lost a cylinder) with about eight laps to go. I’m proud of all of our guys. My grandpa George (Lasoski) is here, and he hasn’t been here in about three years to see me win. It’s awesome to have him back. It’s just a calming feeling to have him back in my pit.”

The 18-lap 360 feature may have been the race of the year to date. Joe Beaver led early from outside row one. Jon Agan was in second by lap two, working the low side of the big half-mile. He shot by Beaver on lap four to take the lead. Behind him, Clint Garner was taking third from Lee Grosz.

Beaver would not go away, and passed Agan briefly for the lead on lap six, but Agan kept his spot until heading into traffic on lap eight. Beaver hit the cushion to shoot around Agan, who was pinned behind a lapper. Agan freed himself and performed a big slide job on Beaver in turns one and two to take the lead back on the ninth circuit.

The pair dueled on. Beaver maintained his momentum on the top, and on lap 14, drove between Agan and the turn two wall to shoot back into the point. He would get through traffic from there to win his ninth feature here, and his first since his championship season of 2016. Garner took second with two to go, and Grosz claimed third on the last lap, ahead of Agan and Carson McCarl. Ryan Giles, Zeb Wise, Matt Moro, Calvin Landis and Kelby Watt rounded out the top ten. Giles set quick time over the 31-car field, while Wise, Agan and Garner won heats. Jake Bubak won the B main.

“He did the same thing on me,” said Beaver of his winning move on Agan. “He squeezed one through, and I thought, ‘The hell with this, we’re doing it too.’ I’m getting a little choked up here. What can I say about this thing? It was ripping around there. We spent a lot of time in the shop this week that we normally don’t. We found some things. It was fun! It was like going to Slideways (Karting Center) at two in the morning and giving it hell!”

Matthew Stelzer dominated the 12-lap Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance main event for the second straight time. It was his ninth career win here. Stelzer took the lead immediately from his starting spot outside row two. Brandon Worthington gave chase, ahead of Jeff Wilke and Chase Young.

A restart with four laps down, gave Young a chance to jump up to second place, while Evan Epperson also entered the top four. Worthington dueled with Young, using the bottom to regain second with five laps to go. A final caution came out for a spun Mayberry, but nothing was stopping Stelzer.

Stelzer’s victory came ahead of Worthington, Young, Epperson and Mike Ayers. Chris Walraven, Mike Johnston, Wilke, Mayberry and Tyler Barrick completed the top ten. Young set quick time for the second straight time, and Walraven and Worthington won heats.

“I’m on a mission this this year,” said a determined Stelzer in Victory Lane. “We’ve got a lot of goals to accomplish this year, and we’re starting to knock them off. I don’t know how much time I have left in this car, and I have to make time with what I have.”

Join us for Vermeer Night featuring the Interstate Racing Association 410 sprints, next Saturday night, May 11. The 360 and Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance will also be in action! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 91, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (12), 16.068; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (17), 16.076; 3. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (2), 16.215; 4. 71P, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (7), 16.246; 5. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (6), 16.319; 6. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (5), 16.378; 7. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (31), 16.402; 8. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (22), 16.438; 9. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (13), 16.440; 10. 7X, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (19), 16.450; 11. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (26), 16.515; 12. 41S, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (1), 16.542; 13. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11), 16.603; 14. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (9), 16.633; 15. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (16), 16.682; 16. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (24), 16.688; 17. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (20), 16.699; 18. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (15), 16.702; 19. 7, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (3), 16.775; 20. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (25), 16.794; 21. 10, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (30), 16.801; 22. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (10), 16.899; 23. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (28), 16.944; 24. 45, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (29), 16.962; 25. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (8), 16.984; 26. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (14), 17.024; 27. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (4), 17.243; 28. 21M, Brinton Marvel, Pittsboro, IN (18), 17.358; 29. 7S, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (27), 17.411; 30. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (21), 17.553; 31. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (23), 17.558

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature), 8 Laps, 2:16.0: 1. Brooke Tatnell (1*); 2. Justin Henderson (3*); 3. Tasker Phillips (2*); 4. Parker Price-Miller (5*); 5. Trey Starks (4*); 6. Cale Thomas (6*); 7. AJ Moeller (7); 8. Joe Simbro (9); 9. Cody Ledger (8); 10. Brinton Marvel (10) DNS – Craig Dollansky

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature), 8 Laps, 2:14.8: 1. Brian Brown (6*); 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (2*); 3. Matt Juhl (4*); 4. Chris Martin (1*); 5. Terry McCarl (3*); 6. Sawyer Phillips (7*); 7. Mason Daniel (5*); 8. Bobby Mincer (8); 9. Skylar Prochaska (9); 10. Tyler Groenendyk (10)

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature), 8 Laps, 2:16.2: 1. Davey Heskin (2*); 2. Mark Dobmeier (1*); 3. Kerry Madsen (5*); 4. Gio Scelzi (3*); 5. Austin McCarl (4*); 6. Josh Schneiderman (6*); 7. Chad Kemenah (8); 8. RJ Johnson (7*); 9. Chase Wanner (10); 10. Glen Saville (9)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 2:59.2: 1. Chad Kemenah (3); 2. AJ Moeller (4); 3. Bobby Mincer (2); 4. Skylar Prochaska (5); 5. Tyler Groenendyk (8); 6. Joe Simbro (10); 7. Brinton Marvel (7); 8. Chase Wanner (9) DNS – Cody Ledger, Glen Saville, Craig Dollansky

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Kerry Madsen (3); 3. Matt Juhl (1); 4. Brooke Tatnell (11); 5. Parker Price-Miller (4); 6. Josh Schneiderman (2); 7. Sheldon Haudenschild (13); 8. Davey Heskin (10); 9. Trey Starks (8); 10. Austin McCarl (12); 11. Gio Scelzi (15); 12. Chris Martin (18); 13. Tasker Phillips (14); 14. Terry McCarl (16); 15. Mason Daniel (9); 16. Cale Thomas (5); 17. Sawyer Phillips (19); 18. Chad Kemenah (21); 19. Skylar Prochaska (24); 20. Bobby Mincer (23); 21. AJ Moeller (22); 22. Mark Dobmeier (17); 23. RJ Johnson (20); 24. Justin Henderson (7). Lap Leaders: Schneiderman 1-10, Brown 11-20. Hard-charger: Tatnell.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (22), 16.291; 2. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (28), 16.770; 3. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (3), 16.826; 4. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (31), 16.900; 5. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.051; 6. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (21), 17.131; 7. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (12), 17.191; 8. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (29), 17.254; 9. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (18), 17.269; 10. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (8), 17.285; 11. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (9), 17.315; 12. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (13), 17.320; 13. 17, Zeb Wise, Angola, IN (17), 17.358; 14. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (26), 17.386; 15. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (10), 17.386; 16. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (4), 17.439; 17. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (23), 17.492; 18. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (16), 17.505; 19. 17B, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD (19), 17.687; 20. 83, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (20), 17.696; 21. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (27), 17.700; 22. 9X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (25), 17.728; 23. 33J, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (5), 17.760; 24. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (15), 17.914; 25. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (1), 17.947; 26. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (7), 18.005; 27. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (30), 18.051; 28. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (24), 18.128; 29. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (11), 18.654; 30. 6, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (6), 18.850; 31. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (2), NT.

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature), 7 Laps, 2:04.0: 1. Zeb Wise (2*); 2. Carson McCarl (5*); 3. Ryan Giles (6*); 4. Ryan Leavitt (1*); 5. Calvin Landis (4*); 6. McKenna Haase (3*); 7. Ryan Bickett (7*); 8. Jake Bubak (8); 9. Ben Woods (10); 10. John Anderson (11) DNS – Casey Greubel

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature), 7 Laps, 2:03.3: 1. Jon Agan (5*); 2. Josh Higday (2*); 3. Matt Moro (6*); 4. Nathan Mills (4*); 5. Tom Lenz (1*); 6. Brad Comegys (3*); 7. Rob Kubli (7*); 8. Jayce Jenkins (8); 9. Alan Zoutte (9); 10. Jon Hughes (10)

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature), 7 Laps, 2:05.3: 1. Clint Garner (4*); 2. Tasker Phillips (2*); 3. Lee Grosz (6*); 4. Joe Beaver (5*); 5. Christian Bowman (1*); 6. Eric Bridger (9); 7. Kelby Watt (3*); 8. Rob Weuve (8); 9. Cody Wehrle (7); 10. Frank Rodgers III (10)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 3:06.0: 1. Jake Bubak (2); 2. Cody Wehrle (1); 3. Rob Weuve (4); 4. Eric Bridger (7); 5. Casey Greubel (5); 6. Jayce Jenkins (3); 7. Jon Hughes (11); 8. Ben Woods (8); 9. Frank Rodgers III (10); 10. John Anderson (9); 11. Alan Zoutte (6)

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:40.8: 1. Joe Beaver (2); 2. Clint Garner (3); 3. Lee Grosz (4); 4. Jon Agan (6); 5. Carson McCarl (5); 6. Ryan Giles (8); 7. Zeb Wise (10); 8. Matt Moro (7); 9. Calvin Landis (9); 10. Kelby Watt (16); 11. McKenna Haase (13); 12. Ryan Leavitt (15); 13. Rob Kubli (20); 14. Jake Bubak (21); 15. Nathan Mills (1); 16. Josh Higday (11); 17. Ryan Bickett (19); 18. Eric Bridger (24); 19. Cody Wehrle (22); 20. Brad Comegys (14); 21. Rob Weuve (23); 22. Christian Bowman (18); 23. Tom Lenz (17); 24. Tasker Phillips (12). Lap Leaders: Beaver 1-3, Agan 4-7, Beaver 8, Agan 9-13, Beaver 14-18. Hard-charger: Kubli.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (9), 17.647; 2. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (6), 17.878; 3. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (11), 17.947; 4. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (2), 18.138; 5. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (10), 18.158; 6. 21X, Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA (12), 18.325; 7. 56, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (5), 18.327; 8. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (7), 18.406; 9. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (8), 18.512; 10. 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (4), 19.966; 11. 2, Matt Johnson, Melcher-Dallas, IA (1), 20.132; 12. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (3), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:53.7: 1. Chris Walraven (3); 2. Evan Epperson (2); 3. Chase Young (6); 4. Jeff Wilke (5); 5. Mike Mayberry (4); 6. Matt Johnson (1)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:53.3: 1. Brandon Worthington (2); 2. Mike Johnston (4); 3. Devin Wignall (3); 4. Matthew Stelzer (5); 5. Mike Ayers (6); 6. Tyler Barrick (1);

A main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Matthew Stelzer (4); 2. Brandon Worthington (1); 3. Chase Young (6); 4. Evan Epperson (8); 5. Mike Ayers (9); 6. Chris Walraven (3); 7. Mike Johnston (5); 8. Jeff Wilke (2); 9. Mike Mayberry (7); 10. Tyler Barrick (10); 11. Matt Johnson (11) DNS – Devin Wignall. Lap Leader: Stelzer 1-12. Hard-charger: Epperson.

 

 

5/3/19

I-80 Speedway

Greenwood, NE

Bobby Parker Memorial

Nebraska 360 Sprints/MSTS

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Wayne Johnson 2c (2*) 2. Ryan Roberts 18 (1*) 3. Lee Grosz 4J (4*) 4. Jack Dover 53 (6*) 5. Jason Martin 82 (7*) 6. Tommy Barber 75 (8*) 7. Stu Snyder 23s (5) 8. Eric Lutz 6 (9) 9. Ryan Bickett 17B (3)

Johnson led the distance of the 8-lapper. The top 16 in passing points from the heats moved on to the feature. This one went mostly single-file on a fast, tacky surface. Bickett exited on lap two. Lutz lost power steering late and slowed.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Chris Martin 44 (1*) 2. Matt Juhl 09 (5*) 3. Terry McCarl 4 (6*) 4. Jake Bubak 9x (2*) 5. Seth Brahmer 13v (8*) 6. John Klabunde 77 (3) 7. Tyler Drueke 12 (4) 8. Zach Blurton 2J (7) 9. Mark Chisholm 56x (9)

Martin led Bubak and Juhl, who moved up from fifth early on. Juhl took second from Bubak on lap two and made a couple of bids at C. Martin for a lead that didn’t materialize. McCarl moved up to fourth on lap three and got by Bubak with two to go to finish third.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Cody Ledger 35L (2*) 2. Don Droud Jr. 2 (3*) 3. Gregg Bakker 11x (7*) 4. Shayle Bade 03 (1*) 5. Brian Brown 21 (5*) 6. Jody Rosenboom 14 (6) 7. Dylan Omdahl 2o (8) 8. Dusty Ballenger 2D (4) DNS – Tadd Holliman 19

Problems in hot laps saw Holliman scratch for the night. Ballenger did the same after exiting a lap in. Up front, Ledger led the distance, while Bakker was the prime moved, finishing third after starting in row four.

B main (started): 1. Klabunde (2) 2. Rosenboom (1) 3. Drueke (4) 4. Lutz (6) / 5. Snyder (3) 6. Bickett (8) 7. Blurton (5) 8. Chisholm (7) 9. Omdahl (9) DNS – Ballenger, Holliman

Klabunde and Rosenboom traded the lead on lap one, but Klabunde would lead the distance in the 12-lapper that took the top four to the feature. The top four were in their spots by the completion of lap one. Bickett challenged Snyder for fifth in the best action of the event.

A main (started): 1. Juhl (4) 2. McCarl (1) 3. Dover (10) 4. C. Martin (3) 5. Bakker (8) 6. Ledger (5) 7. Grosz (9) 8. Bubak (13) 9. Brown (16) 10. J. Martin (12) 11. Droud (6) 12. Barber (14) 13. Lutz (20) 14. Bade (15) 15. Klabunde (17) 16. Roberts (2) 17. Brahmer (11) 18. Drueke (19) 19. Rosenboom (18) 20. Johnson (7)

The 25-lap non-stop feature saw McCarl shoot out from his pole position early, ahead of Roberts and C. Martin. Droud got by C. Martin for third on lap two. Dover was on the move from outside row five and into sixth by lap five, on a still fast 4/10-mile. Juhl, who had retreated early, looked low and then rode the cushion around C. Martin for fourth on lap nine. Two laps later, he was by Droud for third. Dover followed him into fourth on lap 12. McCarl entered lapped traffic on lap 13. Juhl really started working the last five laps, taking second from Roberts on lap 21. Dover got by Roberts for third on lap 22 in traffic. McCarl had opened up a big lead, but stalled a bit in traffic. The last two laps, he was caught in the middle of turn one, trying to knife between two lappers. Meanwhile, Juhl was reeling him in. As McCarl went low in turn three on the last lap, Juhl pounded the cushion and rode around for the lead and the $2,500 win, in an exciting finish. Dover was the hard-charger, moving up seven spots.

 

 

Mother Nature 867 – Jacksonville 0!

(Bill W) May 1, 2019, Monroe, IA – It’s hard to think of a track more snake-bitten than Jacksonville Speedway has been with the World of Outlaws and Mother Nature the past couple of years (0-4). Now that I think about it, over the decades, I have made many trips to J-ville to watch it rain! Perhaps Morgan County is a bit of a rain tunnel?

In all seriousness, last Sunday night, my ride home to Iowa saw a broad smile over my face. That’s certainly not normal after a rainout, but what we did get to see before the rains came was fantastic.

Ken Dobson and the staff at Jacksonville Speedway has done a tremendous job over the last several years in their promotions and upgrades in the facility. As someone who has been fortunate enough to announce there on several occasions with the Sprint Invaders and MOWA over the years, I can attest that much has been done. Sunday was no different, as the track was ready for a big crowd, and it got it.

Jacksonville is always entertaining and unpredictable. The tight banked quarter-mile with the unforgiving wall always has you on the edge of your seat. Ellen W marks it at the top of her track list. When the WoO is in town, however, you can ramp that up ten times! There are certain tracks that you see on the WoO schedule, that are must-see in person events that you circle on the calendar, and J-ville is one of them. When you add the POWRi midgets on a track tailor-made for them, you need your head examined if you’re not in the house! Putnamville, Kokomo and Angell Park are on the can’t miss list as well. You never know when or if they’ll be back, and all of these tracks are unpredictable. The locals time in right with the WoO regulars, and it’s game on after that.

It started Sunday in hot laps when Christopher Bell, who won his first WoO feature at Jacksonville became the first driver to tour the oval under ten seconds. No one hit that mark in time trials, but Aaron Reutzel led 27 drivers under Logan Schuchart’s old track record of 10.805, by touring in 10.028 seconds. It was on! The first flight went pretty much without incident, but once a rut developed in turn three for the second flight, the drama began.

A brush with the wall saw Brent Marks suffer a collapsed wing and front end damage. He would not get a time in, but would make his “mark” later in the heat. You had two choices, let it eat on top and hope for the best, or give up mega-speed staying lower on the track. When Sheldon Haudenschild ripped by me on the backstretch, I knew trouble was awaiting in turn three. A hard pitch to the right saw him hit hard and carom down the track. He was uninjured and came back for more excitement. Gio Scelzi also folded his front axle in the same fashion in his first trip to J-ville. Donny Schatz was king of the second flight, followed by David Gravel, Ian Madsen and Paul Nienhiser from up the road.

The midgets hit the track next for heats. Jesse Colwell and Tucker Klaasmeyer put on a Kunz car sliding exhibition with Colwell winning heat one…Logan Seavey prevailed in the second heat from outside row two in tight racing action with Kaylee Bryson and Holley Hollan, before she flipped in turn one collecting Bryson. It was not Bryson’s race, as she was collected in a Daniel Robinson spin shortly after…While eyes were on Rico Abreu coming from the tail in heat three, it was Jake Neuman who prevailed over Zach Daum…Jason McDougal is always exciting to watch, but two spins in the fourth heat early cut the drama. Tanner Carrick led coast to coast from row two.

Sprint car heats were even more off the chain. A four-car jumble led the first heat, and on the restart, Bill Balog surged from sixth to third. Jac Haudenschild was in his first action of the year “just trying to find a race” after being rained out at Attica, then Wayne County then Kokomo. A spin on the third lap collected Dylan Tuxhorn, but the veteran was unfazed and full of gusto! Scotty Thiel had a run from fourth on the restart and tried sliding in front of Sweet for second before getting sideways. A tap from Sweet sent him all the way around. Joey Moughan used that restart to get into a transfer from tenth. Jac didn’t need the inspiration to get up on the cushion and circled all but the top three in the last five laps…Another National Sprint Car Hall of Famer, Sammy Swindell showed his prowess by winning heat two. Cory Eliason went fifth to third before getting upside down. Christopher Bell went from sixth to fourth after the restart, and Jacob Allen held off Joe B. Miller for the final transfer…Schatz was gone in heat three. Abreu spun, as did Scelzi. Kerry Madsen started eighth and moved his way up to fifth. Contact is common, and Madsen tagged Schuchart on the way to a transfer, flattening the latter’s left front…Marks was the story of heat four. Starting tenth, he worked quickly forward and picked his way to second and a Dash transfer behind Gravel. After drawing the third spot in the Dash, Marks would win it.

Hollen recovered from her heat flip to win the midget B main from the tenth starting spot in an electrifying charge. McDougal got things going as well, rocketing from twelfth to second. The rains came while the WoO B main hit the track, but anyone who said they hadn’t gotten their money’s worth by then would be lying. Nonetheless, the track and the series are looking for a make-up date.

The All Stars come to Jacksonville in June...be there!

The forecast is looking great for this weekend at Knoxville Raceway. Hopefully, we can get another one in the books there.

Contact me if you’re interested in donating towards the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com point fund. 100% of the proceeds will go to support our drivers! Currently Carson Short and Kerry Madsen lead the way.

Check out my results and stories on Friday’s Lake Ozark Speedway WoO tilt on the website.

 

Knoxville Next for Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by OpenWheel101.com!

(Bill W) April 29, 2019, Monroe, IA – Mother Nature was the big winner last weekend. With four scheduled point races for the Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by www.OpenWheel101.com, just one was completed without the weather intervening. Brad Sweet took the win with the World of Outlaws Friday night at Lake Ozark Speedway. Knoxville Raceway in Iowa and I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri fell to the elements on Saturday, while the WoO got all run but the B and A mains Sunday night in Jacksonville, Illinois. This Saturday, Knoxville will try it again in the only point event this week for the series.

Carson Short and Kerry Madsen are now tied atop the current point standings, followed by Brian Brown, Paul Nienhiser and Parker Price-Miller, Jeremy Standridge, Austin McCarl and Terry McCarl, Joe B. Miller, Jeff Swindell and Cale Thomas.

Point Change for WoO Shows

To better reward drivers eligible for Midwest Thunder Sprints points (non-Platinum WoO drivers) who tow to WoO shows, points in World of Outlaws shows will be awarded to the top fifteen drivers based on their finish from the A main on down. For example, if WoO drivers place first through third, and an eligible driver finishes fourth, he will be awarded 50 points. If the eighth place driver is the next eligible participant, he will receive second place points, and so on.

Next Up

Sat, May 4 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

2019 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 75 (1)

(tie) Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 75

3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 70

4. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 66 (1)

(tie) Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 66

6. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 60

(tie) Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 60

(tie) Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 60

9. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 56

10. Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN, 50 (1)

(tie) Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 50

9. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 43

10. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 40

11. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 39

12. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 38

13. Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 35

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 35

(tie) Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 35

16. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 33

17. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 32

(tie) Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 32

19. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 30

(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 30

21. Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI, 25

(tie) Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 25

23. Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 24

24. Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 22

25. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 20

26. Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IN, 18

(tie) Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 18

28. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 16

(tie) Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 16

30. Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 14

(tie) Christopher King, Farmington, MO, 14

(tie) Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 14

33. Christopher Bell, Norman, OK, 12

(tie) Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 12

35. Brady Barker, New Berlin, IL, 10

(tie) George Crawford, Springfield, IL, 10

(tie) Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH, 10

38. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 6

(tie) Aidan Roosevans, O’Fallon, IL, 6

(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 6

(tie) Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 6

42. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 4

(tie) Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 4

(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 4

45. Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 2

(tie) Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 2

(tie) Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 2

Tentative 2019 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com

Sat, April 6 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Carson Short, Marion, IL)

Sun, April 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Fri, April 12 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN)

Sat, April 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Canceled)

Sat, April 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Fri, April 26 – Lake Ozark (MO) Speedway WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sat, April 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Canceled)

Sat, April 27 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Rain)

Sun, April 28 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO (Postponed)

Sat, May 4 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, May 10 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA

Sat, May 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA

Fri, May 17 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway All Stars/IRA

Sat, May 18 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, May 18 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track All Stars/IRA

Sun, May 19 – WI All Stars

Fri, May 24 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, May 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, May 26 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Sat, June 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Tue, June 4 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO

Fri, June 7 – Lee County (IA) Speedway MOWA

Fri, June 7 – River Cities (ND) Speedway WoO

Sat, June 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, June 8 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO

Sun, June 9 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, June 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, June 22 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO

Sun, June 23 – Dubuque (IA) Speedway WoO

Thurs, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 28 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 28 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway All Stars/MOWA

Sat, June 29 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO

Sat, June 29 – Route 66 Speedway (IL) All Stars

Sun, June 30 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Wed, July 3 – Dodge County (WI) Fairgrounds IRA

Fri, July 5 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Fri, July 12 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, July 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 13 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway WoO

Sat, July 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, July 21 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) or LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA

Fri, July 26 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars

Fri, July 26 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, July 26 – Langlade County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, July 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars

Sun, July 28 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, Aug 2 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) Ironman 55 WoO

Sat, Aug 3 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway IRA

Sun, Aug 4 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic

Mon, Aug 5 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Thurs, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Sat, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 17 – West Fargo (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 17 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway IRA

Sun, Aug 18 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Aug 23 – Black Hills Speedway (SD) WoO

Sat, Aug 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, Aug 30 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Aug 31 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Sun, Sept 1 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 6 – Superior (WI) Speedway IRA

Fri, Sept 6 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, Sept 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) Jerry Richert Memorial IRA

Sat, Sept 7 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) Tom Knowles Memorial MOWA

Fri, Sept 20 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA

Fri, Sept 20 – Dodge City (KS) Raceway WoO

Sat, Sept 21 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA

Sat, Sept 21 – Dodge City (KS) Raceway WoO

Sat, Sept 21 – Beaver Dam (WI) Raceway IRA

Fri, Sept 27 – Dodge County (WI) Fairgrounds IRA

Sat, Sept 28 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Fri, Oct 4 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, Oct 5 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, Oct 18 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

Sat, Oct 19 – Lake Ozark (MO) Speedway WoO

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4/26/19

Lake Ozark Speedway

Eldon, MO

WoO and POWRi Racesaver Sprints

32 WoO

5 Racesavers

WoO

David Gravel (14th car to time) used a high line in one and two and a low line in three and four on the 3/8-mile dry-slick surface to set quick time at 11.714 seconds. Daryn Pittman (9th car out) was second quick, followed by Sheldon Haudenschild (11th), Brad Sweet (15th), Kerry Madsen (2nd), Cale Thomas (20th), Kraig Kinser (13th), Lynton Jeffrey (29th), Ian Madsen (12th) and Carson Short (19th). Rico Abreu had issues in his time slot and came out at the end for one lap. Frank Rodgers failed to get a time in.

Heat one (started): 1. K. Madsen 2m (2) 2. Gravel 41 (1) 3. Sammy Swindell 1 (4) 4. I. Madsen 18 (3) 5. Logan Schuchart 1s (5) / 6. Brian Brown 21 (7) 7. Rico Abreu 24 (8) 8. Justin Peck 5x (6)

10-lap heats took the top two to the Dash and the top five to the feature. K. Madsen led the distance in this one that saw a mostly single-file parade. Brown worked hard on Schuchart’s bumper for the final transfer, but came up short.

Heat two (started): 1. Pittman 83 (1) 2. Thomas 91 (2) 3. Terry McCarl 4 (4) 4. Jason Sides 7s (3) 5. Carson Macedo 2 (5) / 6. Joe B. Miller 51B (6) 7. C. Short 21x (8) 8. Paul Nienhiser 9x (7)

Pittman was gone in this one taking first-time Dash participant Thomas with him. It was a tough heat for C. Short. The team mistakenly thought they were in a different heat, relegating him to the back from the second row. He broke into a transfer spot on the first lap, but an attempted slider from Macedo forced him into the turn two wall at the halfway point. He kept it going, but lost a couple of spots, while Macedo took the last transfer.

Heat three (started): 1. Haudenschild 17 (1) 2. Donny Schatz 15 (4) 3. Kinser 11K (2) 4. Brent Marks 19 (3) 5. Hunter Schuerenberg G1 (6) / 6. Scotty Thiel 64 (5) 7. Dustin Barks 22 (7) DNS – Steve Short 8s

Haudenschild led wire to wire on top, while Schatz ran the low side on the two groove surface. Schuerenberg took the final transfer from Barks on lap two.

Heat four (started): 1. Jeffrey 83R (2) 2. Sweet 49 (1) 3. Shane Stewart 5 (4) 4. Chad Kemenah 45 (6) 5. Jacob Allen 1a (3) / 6. Mason Daniel 33m (7) 7. Bill Balog 17B (5) 8. Frank Rodgers 68 (8)

Jeffrey led Sweet the whole way. Stewart and Kemenah swapped third in a good battle. Six laps in, Rodgers lost a brake caliper, bringing a caution. There was nothing to grip up top. Balog was busting it up there looking to advance, but it was no dice.

Dash (started): 1. Pittman (1) 2. Sweet (2) 3. Thomas (3) 4. Gravel (7) 5. K. Madsen (6) 6. Haudenschild (4) 7. Schatz (8) 8. Jeffrey (5)

The 8-lap Dash set the first four rows of the feature. Pittman led Thomas and Sweet early. Haudenschild used the high side to grab third on lap two from Sweet, but Sweet returned the favor four laps later. Gravel would follow into fourth. Sweet gained second from Thomas on the final lap.

B main (started): 1. C. Short (1) 2. Thiel (2) 3. Brown (5) 4. Balog (3) / 5. Miller (6) 6. Peck (4) 7. Barks (7) 8. Abreu (9) 9. Nienhiser (10) 10. Daniel (8) 11. S. Short (11) DNS – Rodgers

The 12-lapper started with a good battle for the lead between C. Short and Balog. Thiel entered the mix, and gained second on lap six. Miller was holding the fourth and final transfer from Brown before a caution opened things up when Daniel spun with four to go. Brown jumped up to third, while the last transfer was up for grabs between Balog and Miller. Balog went high in three and four on the last lap, while Miller had a run. Balog would hold Miller, who was performing a wheelie to the checkers, by six-thousandths of a second.

A main (started): 1. Sweet (2) 2. Gravel (4) 3. Schatz (7) 4. Stewart (12) 5. Pittman (1) 6. Macedo (18) 7. Haudenschild (6) 8. I. Madsen (13) 9. Thomas (3) 10. K. Madsen (5) 11. Marks (15) 12. Schuchart (17) 13. Kinser (11) 14. Swindell (9) 15. McCarl (10) 16. C. Short (21) 17. Sides (14) 18. Brown (23) 19. Jeffrey (8) 20. Kemenah (16) 21. Allen (20) 22. Balog (24) 23. Schuerenberg (19) 24. Thiel (22)

The 40-lapper started with Pittman being penalized a row for starting early. Sweet jumped out to the early advantage over Pittman and Thomas. Gravel gained third from Thomas on the second lap. The leaders were in lapped traffic on the eighth circuit. Haudenschild moved by K. Madsen into the top four on lap eleven. Pittman and Gravel had a great race for second. K. Madsen would get back under Haudenschild for fourth on lap 17. The two would be joined by Schatz in a trio you could throw a blanket over. At the halfway point, Schatz went from sixth to fourth. On lap 23, Gravel took second from Pittman. With ten laps to go, Schuerenberg flipped after contact with another car, bringing out he red, and erasing an almost four-second lead for Sweet. Schatz moved up to third on the restart. On lap 32, Gravel used the high side to take the lead from Sweet as the crowd rooted on the local Jason Johnson Racing car. As the leaders re-entered lapped traffic with three to go, Sweet would regain his momentum and retake the lead, going on to win. Macedo was the hard-charger.

POWRi Racesavers

Heat (started): 1. Mike Moore 69 (3) 2. Kaitlyn Boland 15K (1) 3. J Kinder 88 (4) 4. Kenny Potter 55 (5) 5. Jack Potter 15 (2)

Moore led the distance in the 8-lapper, trailed by Boland. Kinder grabbed third on lap two.

A main (started): 1. Moore (1) 2. K. Potter (4) 3. J. Potter (5) 4. Kinder (3) 5. Boland (2)

The feature was lined straight-up from the heat. Moore would pull away to lead the distance. Kinder and J. Potter had a great battle for second. J Potter would grab second on lap 9. K. Potter took third from Kinder on the next lap, and then pass J. Potter for second with four to go. It was Moore’s first appearance at LOS since racing a midget there “ten or twelve years ago.”

 

 

Odds and Ends!

(Bill W) April 26, 2019, Monroe, IA – I’ve promised myself to write more columns here on OpenWheel101.com this year. We’ll see how it goes! The winter went quickly at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, and the “Salute to Champion AJ Foyt” exhibit is set to launch next week. We’ll have six of AJ’s cars to start the exhibit, and by July, we will have nine! It is a mix of cars that has not been shown together anywhere before, so we are excited here at the Hall!

A couple of weeks ago, we had the opportunity to attend a function for Hall of Fame journalist Dick Jordan at the IMS Museum in Indianapolis. Dick is one of the few non-drivers who is inducted both in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and the National Midget Racing Hall of Fame. His work at USAC for over fifty years is unparalleled.

Dick will have a road sign from the Indiana Racing Memorial Association in Speedway erected, and it was unveiled at the event. All six USAC Triple Crown winners were in attendance: Pancho Carter, Tony Stewart, Tracy Hines, JJ Yeley, Dave Darland and Jerry Coons Jr. It was great to catch up with everyone, including two of my favorite people, Steve and Rosemary Stapp!

Some of the others we enjoyed seeing were Tom Bigelow, Kevin Olson, Pat Sullivan, Dave Argabright, the crew from USAC old and new, Johnnie Parsons, Kody Swanson, Donald Davidson, Justin Grant, Critter Malone, Kenny Schrader, Gene Crucean, John Mahoney, Dave Rose, Bill Marvel and Rollie Helmling just to name a few.

Jan Opperman’s oldest daughter, Teacia Irwin, and her friend Mary Jo were visitors to the museum on April 12. Jan’s bible is a new edition to our Opperman display as part of our “Salute to Central PA.” It was fun to be a fly on the wall when Hall of Famer Kenny Jacobs came in and struck up a conversation with Teacia. Working at the museum has its cool benefits!

Keep an eye out for race reports coming up on the website, as well as results and highlight videos from the World of Outlaws, All Stars, USAC and ASCS. This is the second straight year we’ve included stories and results from ALL these sanctions, as well as highlight videos. Tom Myers is back with us with race reports from the Ohio area, and I plan on being at my usual 70-80 shows. This weekend, weather pending, I’ll hit the WoO at Lake Ozark Friday, Knoxville Saturday, and Jacksonville Sunday.

The Knoxville opener was a great one! With Knoxville being one of the few races not threatened by weather, a healthy count of both 410’s and 360’s was in the house! Incredibly, twenty of the twenty-four A main starters in the 410 feature on Saturday had been at least a one-time qualifier for the Knoxville Nationals A main. Brian Brown was victorious over the 33-car field. Ryan Grimes topped the 34-car 360 class, and Matt Stelzer triumphed in the newly named Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance (previously the 305’s).

Tyler Groenendyk saw his first 410 action in Bruce Williams’ #7s. The car will also be piloted by Afton, Iowa’s Skylar Hunter this season. Skylar is a pilot in Tulsa…Aaron Reutzel made his shortest commute ever to Knoxville, as he moved a mile and a half north of town in the offseason…Justin Henderson was very impressive for the first night out in the Sandvig #7. He led the first half of the feature, before Brown got by…Christopher Bell was a surprise visitor in the Swindell SpeedLab #39, and finished tenth despite the lack of power steering…Californian Cory Eliason was the only driver to pull double-duty on Saturday. He was second quick in the 360, and finished fourth in the feature. He ran 14th with the 410’s…Brian Ridge who competed at Knoxville, and fielded cars in the past for John Kearney among others is back. Brian and his sons own the #83 of Lynton Jeffrey and the 360 of Rob Kubli…Sam Hafertepe Jr. is planning more 410 shows this season, and looked fast if not for a mag cap coming off…It’s also good to see Mark Dobmeier and Dave Lunstra reunited...It’s also good to see Craig Dollansky back, as well as Dustin Selvage, who is in an owner role for Craig…The influx of 360 rookies was led by Ryan Leavitt on Saturday. Kelby Watt’s contact with another car starting the feature definitely slowed him. Eric Bridger lost a motor in Friday’s practice, and was unable to be ready for Saturday. Jayce Jenkins took a wild ride in the B main, but walked away. Hopefully, we’ll see both those drivers back soon…Rookie Matt Johnson also flipped in the Pro Sprints, but is vowing to return. Devin Wignall was impressive on the dry-slick surface, finishing second to Stelzer in his first ever Knoxville start. Mike Johnston, another rookie, was quickest in Friday’s practice.

Paul Nienhiser and Parker Price-Miller lead the early Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by Open Wheel 101 Point Standings. Four total point eligible races go down this weekend. If you'd like to contribute and advertise on teh website, 100% will go towards our point fund! Just give me a shout...

 

 

Four Big Races this Weekend with Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by OpenWheel101.com!

(Bill W) April 22, 2019, Monroe, IA – Brian Brown topped a stellar field at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa last Saturday night to get in the win column with the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com last weekend. This weekend will see four point eligible races in Missouri, Iowa and Illinois.

Paul Nienhiser and Parker Price-Miller are now tied atop the current point standings, followed by Jeremy Standridge and Austin McCarl (tie), Carson Short, Jeff Swindell and Brian Brown, Joe B. Miller, Brooke Tatnell and Aaron Reutzel.

This weekend will be a busy one. On Friday, the World of Outlaws visit Lake Ozark Speedway near Eldon, Missouri. Saturday, Knoxville will run again, as will the WoO at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri. On Sunday, the WoO finishes up their weekend at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois.

Point Change for WoO Shows

To better reward drivers eligible for Midwest Thunder Sprints points (non-Platinum WoO drivers) who tow to WoO shows, points in World of Outlaws shows will be awarded to the top fifteen drivers based on their finish from the A main on down. For example, if WoO drivers place first through third, and an eligible driver finishes fourth, he will be awarded 50 points. If the eighth place driver is the next eligible participant, he will receive second place points, and so on.

Next Up

Fri, April 26 – Lake Ozark (MO) Speedway WoO

Sat, April 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, April 27 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sun, April 28 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO

2019 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 66 (1)

(tie) Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 66

3. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 60

(tie) Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 60

5. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 50 (1)

(tie) Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN, 50 (1)

(tie) Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 50 (1)

8. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 48

9. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 43

10. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 40

11. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 39

(tie) Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 35

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 35

(tie) Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 35

15. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 33

16. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 32

17. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 30

(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 30

(tie) Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 30

20. Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI, 25

(tie) Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 25

22. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 24

(tie) Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 24

24. Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 22

25. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 20

26. Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IN, 18

27. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 16

28. Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 14

(tie) Christopher King, Farmington, MO, 14

(tie) Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 14

(tie) Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 14

32. Christopher Bell, Norman, OK, 12

33. Brady Barker, New Berlin, IL, 10

(tie) George Crawford, Springfield, IL, 10

(tie) Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH, 10

36. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 8

37. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 6

(tie) Aidan Roosevans, O’Fallon, IL, 6

(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 6

40. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 4

(tie) Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 4

32. Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 2

(tie) Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 2

Tentative 2019 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com

Sat, April 6 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Carson Short, Marion, IL)

Sun, April 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Fri, April 12 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN)

Sat, April 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Canceled)

Sat, April 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Fri, April 26 – Lake Ozark (MO) Speedway WoO

Sat, April 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, April 27 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sun, April 28 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO

Sat, May 4 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, May 10 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA

Sat, May 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA

Fri, May 17 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway All Stars/IRA

Sat, May 18 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, May 18 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track All Stars/IRA

Sun, May 19 – WI All Stars

Fri, May 24 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, May 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, May 26 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Sat, June 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Tue, June 4 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO

Fri, June 7 – Lee County (IA) Speedway MOWA

Fri, June 7 – River Cities (ND) Speedway WoO

Sat, June 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, June 8 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO

Sun, June 9 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, June 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, June 22 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO

Sun, June 23 – Dubuque (IA) Speedway WoO

Thurs, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 28 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 28 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway All Stars/MOWA

Sat, June 29 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO

Sat, June 29 – Route 66 Speedway (IL) All Stars

Sun, June 30 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Wed, July 3 – Dodge County (WI) Fairgrounds IRA

Fri, July 5 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Fri, July 12 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, July 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 13 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway WoO

Sat, July 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, July 21 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) or LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA

Fri, July 26 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars

Fri, July 26 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, July 26 – Langlade County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, July 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars

Sun, July 28 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, Aug 2 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) Ironman 55 WoO

Sat, Aug 3 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway IRA

Sun, Aug 4 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic

Mon, Aug 5 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Thurs, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Sat, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 17 – West Fargo (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 17 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway IRA

Sun, Aug 18 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Aug 23 – Black Hills Speedway (SD) WoO

Sat, Aug 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, Aug 30 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Aug 31 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Sun, Sept 1 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 6 – Superior (WI) Speedway IRA

Fri, Sept 6 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, Sept 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) Jerry Richert Memorial IRA

Sat, Sept 7 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) Tom Knowles Memorial MOWA

Fri, Sept 20 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA

Fri, Sept 20 – Dodge City (KS) Raceway WoO

Sat, Sept 21 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA

Sat, Sept 21 – Dodge City (KS) Raceway WoO

Sat, Sept 21 – Beaver Dam (WI) Raceway IRA

Fri, Sept 27 – Dodge County (WI) Fairgrounds IRA

Sat, Sept 28 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Fri, Oct 4 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, Oct 5 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, Oct 18 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

Sat, Oct 19 – Lake Ozark (MO) Speedway WoO

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Brian Brown Captures Emotional Win in Knoxville Opener!

Ryan Giles Tops 360’s, Matthew Stelzer Wins in Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 20, 2019) – An emotional couple of weeks for Brian Brown culminated in his 45th career win at the Knoxville Raceway, and his third triumph in a Season Opener here on Kraig Ford/PellaMotors.com/Town Crier Night. It was worth $4,000. The Grain Valley, Missouri native lost his grandmother recently, and dedicated the win to her. Ryan Giles led wire to wire to grab the 360 feature, and Matthew Stelzer won in the Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance.

Justin Henderson looked strong early in the 20-lap 410 feature ahead of defending track champ, Austin McCarl, Brown, Kerry Madsen and Parker Price-Miller. Brown worked by McCarl for second on third lap, while defending All Star Circuit of Champions titlist Aaron Reutzel had moved from outside row six to fifth on the multi-groove half-mile.

Reutzel continued his charge, battling Kerry Madsen back and forth before taking the spot at the halfway point. Meanwhile, the leaders were in traffic, and Brown used the cushion to shoot around Henderson to lead lap ten. Reutzel moved by McCarl for third on lap 13, and dueled Henderson for the second spot before sliding by with three to go.

Up front, Brown was on cruise control, beating the hard-charging Reutzel to the checkers. Madsen was third, ahead of Terry McCarl and Henderson. Austin McCarl, Ian Madsen, Price-Miller, Gio Scelzi and Christopher Bell rounded out the top ten. Brown set quick time over the 33-car field, while Cory Eliason, Terry McCarl, Mason Daniel and Brooke Tatnell won heat races. Davey Heskin claimed the B main.

“This is for my grandma, my grandpa, my mom, Danny (Lasoski) and my whole family,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “I sat up in section G, Row 19 for a lot of years. She was a big part of my life and career. I’m just proud of all of our guys. Winning here never gets old. The Dunkin’s did a wonderful job with the track. There were four or five lanes out there. I got to Justin there, and I couldn’t figure out how to get by him. I knew I had to attack. This is probably the toughest field we’ll face until the Outlaws get here. It’s fun.”

The 360’s had a stout 34-car field on hand. The start of the 18-lap main event was a ragged one. Rookie Kelby Watt washed up the track, taking Ryan Bickett with him, just short of the turn one wall. Bickett retired, but Watt continued with wing damage.

Giles took control early, ahead of Carson McCarl, Jon Agan, Lee Grosz and Jamie Ball. Agan cruised the low groove to pass McCarl for second before Christian Bowman spun with two laps down. It would be the last caution. Giles led Agan, McCarl, Grosz and Ball back to green.

McCarl got back by Agan, as did Grosz, who moved into third. A lap later, Agan would return the favor, and on lap six, he overtook McCarl for the runner-up spot. Up front, Giles was heading into lapped traffic on the eighth circuit. Grosz moved into third with seven laps to go, and Cory Eliason followed him into fourth a lap later.

Giles was never challenged, winning his eighth feature here. Agan was second, ahead of Grosz, Eliason and Ball. Clint Garner, Matt Moro, McCarl, Calvin Landis and Jack Dover completed the top ten. Ball set quick time, and Garner, Agan, Giles and Landis won heats. Josh Higday won the B main. Jayce Jenkins flipped in turn four in the B main, but walked away.

“This is great,” said Giles in Victory Lane. “We’re fortunate to be here. Last year was kind of a rebuilding year for us whether it seemed like it or not. Hopefully, we’ve got all the bumps behind us, and we’re looking forward to this year, taking it easy and having fun. I remember the last race we won was kind of boring starting up front, but the lapped traffic tonight made it fun.”

Matthew Stelzer stormed to his eighth career victory in the Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance. He took control early from outside row two, in front of Devin Wignall and Chris Walraven. Tyler Barrick spun with one lap down, bringing the only caution of the event.

Jeff Wilke was an early mover, shooting from eighth to fifth on the first lap, and then gaining third on the restart. Brandon Worthington battled back by him on the fifth lap before Wilke did a 360 spin, kept it going, and dropped to fifth.

Up front, Stelzer won the 12-lapper, ahead of Wignall, Mike Johnston, Mike Ayers, Chase Young, Wilke, Walraven, Mike Mayberry, Worthington and Barrick. Young set quick time, while Wilke won the heat race. Rookie Matt Johnson took a wild ride after something broke on his car in qualifying. He walked away.

“After the heat race, I was really down on myself,” said Stelzer afterwards. “I went to some of my mentor’s advice over the years back in Lincoln, Nebraska. I threw the ‘kitchen sink’ at the car and things went well. I got by Devin. I know he’s going to be a good driver. I knew tonight he wouldn’t be able to keep up with me on this type of track, since it was his first time here. Good job to him. I have to thank my guys.”

Join us for Petro-Canada Lubricants Night, next Saturday night, April 27. The 410, 360 and Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance will all be in action! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials, (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (14), 16.112; 2. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 16.188; 3. 71P, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (24), 16.192; 4. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (29), 16.199; 5. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (10), 16.203; 6. 7X, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (30), 16.225; 7. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (3), 16.239; 8. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (32), 16.255; 9. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (7), 16.257; 10. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (33), 16.261; 11. 39, Christopher Bell, Norman, OK (13), 16.319; 12. 11, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH (15), 16.329; 13. 7, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (18), 16.427; 14. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (6), 16.459; 15. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (19), 16.483; 16. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (23), 16.483; 17. 26, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (12), 16.508; 18. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (9), 16.526; 19. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (25), 16.592; 20. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (11), 16.729; 21. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (1), 16.742; 22. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (5), 16.756; 23. 70X, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (21), 16.758; 24. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (8), 16.769; 25. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (16), 16.830; 26. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (17), 16.888; 27. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (28), 17.121; 28. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (20), 17.137; 29. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (4), 17.149; 30. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (22), 17.162; 31. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (26), 17.667; 32. 7S, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (31), NT; 33. 10, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (27), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Cory Eliason (2); 2. Brian Brown (6); 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 4. Mark Dobmeier (7); 5. Aaron Reutzel (4); 6. Tasker Phillips (1); 7. Craig Dollansky (3); 8. Chase Wanner (8) DNS – RJ Johnson

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:21.7: 1. Terry McCarl (3); 2. Gio Scelzi (4); 3. Justin Henderson (5); 4. Skylar Gee (1); 5. Trey Starks (2); 6. Austin McCarl (6); 7. Josh Schneiderman (7); 8. Sawyer Phillips (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:23.7: 1. Mason Daniel (2); 2. Matt Juhl (3); 3. Spencer Bayston (1); 4. Christopher Bell (4); 5. Parker Price-Miller (6); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 7. Chris Martin (7); 8. Joe Simbro (8)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:26.1: 1. Brooke Tatnell (3); 2. Ian Madsen (5); 3. Kerry Madsen (6); 4. Dale Blaney (4); 5. Davey Heskin (2); 6. AJ Moeller (1); 7. Bobby Mincer (7); 8. Tyler Groenendyk (8)

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:44.3: 1. Davey Heskin (1); 2. Tasker Phillips (2); 3. Mark Dobmeier (5); 4. Josh Schneiderman (6) / 5. Skylar Gee (3); 6. Chris Martin (7); 7. Chase Wanner (9); 8. Tyler Groenendyk (12); 9. Sawyer Phillips (10); 10. Joe Simbro (11); 11. AJ Moeller (4); 12. Bobby Mincer (8) DNS – RJ Johnson

A main (started), 20 Laps, 6:36.2: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Aaron Reutzel (12); 3. Kerry Madsen (5); 4. Terry McCarl (9); 5. Justin Henderson (2); 6. Austin McCarl (1); 7. Ian Madsen (7); 8. Parker Price-Miller (3); 9. Gio Scelzi (8); 10. Christopher Bell (14); 11. Dale Blaney (17); 12. Brooke Tatnell (11); 13. Davey Heskin (21); 14. Cory Eliason (13); 15. Lynton Jeffrey (10); 16. Matt Juhl (15); 17. Mark Dobmeier (23); 18. Mason Daniel (16); 19. Tasker Phillips (22); 20. Spencer Bayston (18); 21. Trey Starks (19); 22. Josh Schneiderman (24); 23. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4); 24. Craig Dollansky (20). Lap Leaders: Henderson 1-9, Brown 10-20. Hard-charger: Reutzel.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (25), 17.023; 2. 26, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (3), 17.036; 3. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (2), 17.147; 4. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (13), 17.161; 5. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 17.177; 6. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (7), 17.305; 7. 17, Zeb Wise, Angola, IN (21), 17.338; 8. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (11), 17.351; 9. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (33), 17.377; 10. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.386; 11. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (9), 17.390; 12. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (12), 17.425; 13. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (6), 17.427; 14. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (17), 17.564; 15. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (24), 17.598; 16. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (4), 17.607; 17. 17B, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD (27), 17.610; 18. 21, Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, BC, Can. (26), 17.618; 19. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (22), 17.750; 20. 83, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (5), 17.754; 21. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (16), 17.768; 22. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.830; 23. 2D, Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, SD (23), 17.837; 24. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (31), 17.960; 25. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (19), 18.031; 26. 33J, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (1), 18.208; 27. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (15), 18.366; 28. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (18), 18.482; 29. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (29), 19.116; 30. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (28), 20.508; 31. 28, Rich Cerveny, Omaha, NE (34), NT; DQ (Illegal Tire) 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (20); DQ (Illegal Tire) 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (32); DQ (Illegal Tire) 68, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (30).

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:07.2: 1. Clint Garner (3); 2. Ryan Bickett (2); 3. Jamie Ball (6); 4. Jack Dover (4); 5. Carson McCarl (5); 6. Brad Comegys (1); 7. Frank Rodgers III (7); 8. Tom Lenz (9); 9. Jon Hughes (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:06.9: 1. Jon Agan (4); 2. Cory Eliason (6); 3. Robbie Price (2); 4. Cody Wehrle (3); 5. McKenna Haase (5); 6. Jayce Jenkins (7); 7. Alan Zoutte (1); 8. Ben Woods (8); 9. Rich Cerveny (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:08.9: 1. Ryan Giles (4); 2. Ryan Leavitt (2); 3. Kelby Watt (3); 4. Dusty Ballenger (1); 5. Joe Beaver (6); 6. Zeb Wise (5); 7. Rob Weuve (7); 8. Alex Hill (8)

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 2:07.9: 1. Calvin Landis (4); 2. Lee Grosz (5); 3. Christian Bowman (3); 4. Matt Moro (6); 5. Josh Higday (1); 6. Casey Greubel (7); 7. Nathan Mills (8); 8. Rob Kubli (2)

B main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Josh Higday (4); 2. Brad Comegys (2); 3. Rob Kubli (1); 4. Tom Lenz (5) / 5. Nathan Mills (12); 6. Casey Greubel (8); 7. Alex Hill (11); 8. Alan Zoutte (3); 9. Jon Hughes (9); 10. Frank Rodgers III (13); 11. Rich Cerveny (14); 12. Rob Weuve (7); 13. Ben Woods (10); 14. Jayce Jenkins (6)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Ryan Giles (1); 2. Jon Agan (3); 3. Lee Grosz (4); 4. Cory Eliason (8); 5. Jamie Ball (7); 6. Clint Garner (11); 7. Matt Moro (6); 8. Carson McCarl (2); 9. Calvin Landis (10); 10. Jack Dover (12); 11. Joe Beaver (5); 12. McKenna Haase (9); 13. Ryan Leavitt (17); 14. Zeb Wise (13); 15. Josh Higday (21); 16. Dusty Ballenger (20); 17. Kelby Watt (15); 18. Rob Kubli (23); 19. Robbie Price (19); 20. Brad Comegys (22); 21. Christian Bowman (16); 22. Tom Lenz (24); 23. Cody Wehrle (18); 24. Ryan Bickett (14). Lap Leader: Giles 1-18. Hard-charger: Garner.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (3), 17.833; 2. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (11), 18.109; 3. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (5), 18.248; 4. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (8), 18.303; 5. 21X, Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA (4), 18.397; 6. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (6), 18.659; 7. 56, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (9), 18.764; 8. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (7), 18.978; 9. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (2), 18.981; 10. 2, Matt Johnson, Melcher-Dallas, IA (1), 19.052; 11. 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (10), 21.467.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:56.4: 1. Jeff Wilke (3); 2. Brandon Worthington (7); 3. Mike Johnston (1); 4. Mike Ayers (2); 5. Chase Young (5); 6. Matthew Stelzer (4); 7. Devin Wignall (9); 8. Mike Mayberry (8); 9. Chris Walraven (6); 10. Tyler Barrick (10) DNS – Matt Johnson

A main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Matthew Stelzer (4); 2. Devin Wignall (2); 3. Mike Johnston (5); 4. Mike Ayers (6); 5. Chase Young (7); 6. Jeff Wilke (8); 7. Chris Walraven (1); 8. Mike Mayberry (9); 9. Brandon Worthington (3); 10. Tyler Barrick (10) DNS – Matt Johnson. Lap Leader: Stelzer. Hard-charger: Stelzer.

 

 

Sixty-Nine Cars Participate in Friday’s Practice at Knoxville!

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, April 19, 2019 – Sixty-nine cars participated in Friday's practice night at Knoxville. Quickest lap of the night unofficially went to Kerry Madsen at 14.917 seconds. Calvin Landis unofficially led the led the 360's with a lap of 15.979 seconds. The Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance were led unofficially by rookie Mike Johnston’s 17.480 seconds.

Friday’s participants...

410 (27) – 20 AJ Moeller, 33M Mason Daniel, 21 Brian Brown, 11 Dale Blaney, 85 Chase Wanner, 4 Terry McCarl, 15H Sam Hafertepe Jr., 87 Aaron Reutzel, 2KS Austin McCarl, 18 Ian Madsen, 2M Kerry Madsen, 56N Davey Heskin, 55 Brooke Tatnell, 09 Matt Juhl, 7s Skylar Hunter, 44 Trey Starks, 99 Skylar Gee, 71 Gio Scelzi, 7 Craig Dollansky, 15 Bobby Mincer, 10 RJ Johnson, 49 Josh Schneiderman, 44M Chris Martin, 56 Joe Simbro, 83 Lynton Jeffrey, 7TAZ Tasker Phillips, 71P Parker Price-Miller

360 (21) – 15 Christian Bowman, 2m Matt Moro, 1K Kelby Watt, 17 Zeb Wise, 2D Dusty Ballenger, 55 McKenna Haase, 4 Jon Agan, 21P Robbie Price, 22 Ryan Leavitt, 53 Joe Beaver, 5J Jamie Ball, 33 Alan Zoutte, 70 Calvin Landis, 33x Jayce Jenkins, 64c Casey Greubel, 81E Eric Bridger, 67 Jonathan Hughes, 27 Carson McCarl, 11B Ben Woods, 19 Rob Weuve, 76 Brad Comegys

Pro Sprints (11) – 11 Tyler Barrick, 26 Chase Young, 21x Devin Wignall, 2 Matt Johnson, 50 Mike Ayers, 56 Chris Walraven, 14J Mike Johnston, 71c Stacey Alexander, 0 Mike Mayberry, 71 Brandon Worthington, 99 Matthew Stelzer

Rainouts across the country are making Saturday’s Town Crier/PellaMotors.com Season Opener a must see! Hots laps are at 6:15! The 410, 360 and Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance will be featured! For more information on the Knoxville Raceway, visit us online at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

 

 

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4/6/19

34 Raceway

West Burlington, IA

IRA/MOWA

36 cars

Bill Balog (9th car out to time) set quick time at 13.278 seconds on the 3/8-mile oval. Austin McCarl (16th car out) was second quick, followed by Carson Short (1st), Joey Moughan (7th), Jeremy Schultz (8th), Scotty Thiel (15th), Scott Neitzel (3rd), Ben Schmidt (25th), Josh Schneiderman (22nd) and Chris Martin (6th). The track surface was dry from the get-go. John Schulz did not get a time in.

Heat one (started): 1. Schneiderman 49 (2) 2. Joe B. Miller 51B (1) 3. Balog 17B (4) 4. Parker Price-Miller 96 (6) 5. Lynton Jeffrey 83 (7) / 6. Schultz 10w (3) 7. Brayden Fox 53 (5) 8. Jeremy Standridge 10s (9) 9. Zach Daum 5D (8)

10 lap heats took the top five to the feature. Heat winners and the top six qualifiers making it through the heats redrew for the first five rows of the feature. Schneiderman led the distance over Miller, Balog and Price-Miller, up from sixth. Daum worked his way from eighth to the fifth and final transfer spot before going up in smoke on the last lap.

Heat two (started): 1. Mike Reinke 02 (1) 2. Martin 44 (2) 3. McCarl 2KS (4) 4. Paul Nienhiser 9x (5) 5. Thiel 64 (3) / 6. Steve Short 8s (8) 7. Daniel Bergquist 9 (9) 8. Cody Wehrle 40c (6) 9. Cory Bruns 44x (7)

Reinke led the distance over Martin and McCarl. The best duel was for fourth between Nienhiser and Thiel. Wehrle was in contention for a transfer spot before the defending Sprint Invaders champion suffered issues four laps in. Thiel grabbed fourth late, before Nienhiser stormed back by on the last lap.

Heat three (started): 1. C. Short 21 (4) 2. Neitzel 2w (3) 3. Jake Blackhurst 25 (6) 4. Steve Meyer 85m (5) 5. Tanner Gebhardt 81 (7) / 6. Kris Spitz 4K (2) 7. Jacob Patton 79J (8) 8. Ryan Jamison 51J (1) 9. Hunter Custer 29 (9)

Jamison led C. Short, Neitzel and Meyer early. C. Short ran down Jamison to lead lap four. Neitzel would follow him into second a lap later. Blackhurst moved into fourth on lap six, and the defending IRA champion continued riding the low groove under Jamison for fourth on lap nine. Disaster struck for Jamison on the last lap when his driveline let go, surrendering a transfer spot, which Gebhardt snatched up Jamison was taken to the hospital for observation. Gebhardt was one of a handful of 360 drivers getting laps in. He was the only one to qualify for the main event.

Heat four (started): 1. Brooke Tatnell 55 (1) 2. Joey Moughan 29m (4) 3. Russel Borland 23 (2) 4. Schmidt 73 (3) 5. Craig Dollansky 50 (5) / 6. Robbie Standridge 17* (7) 7. Jordan Goldesberry 65 (6) 8. John Schulz 99 (9) 9. Kyle Schuett 9K (8)

Tatnell led wire to wire. Borland and Schmidt trailed him early, but Moughan was using the low side of the track to move forward. He won a back and forth battle with Schmidt for third on lap four. A pass of Borland was negated by a Schulz spin, but he won the spot on lap six.

B main (started): 1. Schultz (1) 2. Spitz (2) 3. Jo. Standridge (3) 4. Fox (5) / 5. Patton (7) 6. Goldesberry (6) 7. Bergquist (8) 8. S. Short (4) 9. Schulz (10) 10. Je. Standridge (9) 11. Schuett (11) 12. Custer (12) DNS – Jamison, Daum, Wehrle, Bruns

Spitz took the early lead over Schultz, Jo. Standridge and Goldesberry. Schultz took the lead from Spitz with two to go in traffic. Goldesberry slowed with two to go, handing the final transfer to Fox. Patton grabbed fifth on the final lap, but wouldn’t be able to use his first alternate status.

A main (started): 1. C. Short (6) 2. McCarl (4) 3. Tatnell (8) 4. Blackhurst (14) 5. Schmidt (5) 6. Moughan (9) 7. Balog (10) 8. Nienhiser (15) 9. Reinke (3) 10. Jeffrey (19) 11. Price-Miller (17) 12. Thiel (2) 13. Martin (11) 14. Fox (24) 15. Spitz (22) 16. Miller (12) 17. Ro. Standridge (23) 18. Dollansky (18) 19. Borland (13) 20. Schultz (21) 21. Schneiderman (7) 22. Neitzel (1) 23. Meyer (16) 24. Gebhardt (20)

Balog shot over the berm in turn one at the start of the 25-lapper, sending him for a restart at the tail. He would climb back to seventh. Thiel led Neitzel, McCarl and C. Short early. He jumped the turn four cushion on lap two, and Neitzel moved to the point, and McCarl shot to second. Four laps in, Neitzel would spin, collecting Thiel. Neitzel would retire, and Thiel restarted at the tail. McCarl led the field back to green, ahead of C. Short, Reinke and Blackhurst, up from 14th. Blackhurst shot into third before five more laps were in and Schneiderman got over the turn one berm, bringing another caution. McCarl led C. Short, Blackhurst, Schmidt and Tatnell back to green. Tatnell gained fourth, and the leaders hit lapped traffic on lap 15, and C. Short was sizing the leader up before Schultz had an incident in turn three. After the restart, McCarl got over the turn four cushion in the marbles, and C. Short pounced on the opportunity to take the lead. Tatnell would claim third before Borland spun to bring a final caution with two to go. C. Short pulled away to the win.

 

 

 

 

Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by OpenWheel101.com Roars into Action This Weekend!

(Bill W) April 5, 2019, Monroe, IA – The Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by OpenWheel101.com returns for its third year, starting this Saturday and Sunday in Iowa and Illinois! The IRA and MOWA series converge Saturday night at 34 Raceway near West Burlington, Iowa, while Sunday (rescheduled from Friday night), the MOWA hits Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois.

The series pays a point fund each year, with resources collected from race fans and supporters of www.OpenWheel101.com. Allan Holland of Hoseheads.com returns, along with TheCushion.com, race fan Jim Harris of Omaha, and The Podium Awards of Newport, Pennsylvania. The goal is to raise even more funds to pay out in 2019! Contact Bill Wright at the address below for more information! 100% of proceeds go towards the point fund!

For the second year in a row, Kerry Madsen took home the winner’s share with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Car Series presented by www.OpenWheel101.com in 2018! The series had 62 events, and saw a total of 24 different winners.

Kerry won eight times with the series, while Brian Brown finished second with seven wins. Austin McCarl (five wins) was third in the standings, ahead of Terry McCarl, Brooke Tatnell (one win), Scotty Thiel (four wins), Davey Heskin, Bill Balog (two wins), Cory Eliason (one win) and Matt Juhl (one win) (complete point standings are below).

Thanks to Allan Holland of Hoseheads.com, race fan Jim Harris of Omaha, and TheCushion.com, the top three in points (Madsen, Brown and Austin McCarl) received prize money. The Podium Awards of Newport, Pennsylvania, provided our winner’s trophy. With your help, hopefully, we can raise the bar again in 2019!

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7) 2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7) 3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5) 4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565

5. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1)

6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)

(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398

8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2) 9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1) 10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

Tentative 2019 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com

Sat, April 6 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA

Sun, April 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, April 12 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, April 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, April 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, April 26 – Lake Ozark (MO) Speedway WoO

Sat, April 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, April 27 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sun, April 28 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO

Sat, May 4 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, May 10 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA

Sat, May 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA

Fri, May 17 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway All Stars/IRA

Sat, May 18 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, May 18 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track All Stars/IRA

Sun, May 19 – WI All Stars

Fri, May 24 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, May 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, May 26 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Sat, June 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Tue, June 4 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO

Fri, June 7 – Lee County (IA) Speedway MOWA

Fri, June 7 – River Cities (ND) Speedway WoO

Sat, June 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, June 8 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO

Sun, June 9 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, June 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, June 22 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO

Sun, June 23 – Dubuque (IA) Speedway WoO

Thurs, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 28 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 28 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway All Stars/MOWA

Sat, June 29 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO

Sat, June 29 – Route 66 Speedway (IL) All Stars

Sun, June 30 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Wed, July 3 – Dodge County (WI) Fairgrounds IRA

Fri, July 5 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Fri, July 12 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, July 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 13 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway WoO

Sat, July 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, July 21 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) or LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA

Fri, July 26 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars

Fri, July 26 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, July 26 – Langlade County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, July 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars

Sun, July 28 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, Aug 2 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) Ironman 55 WoO

Sat, Aug 3 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway IRA

Sun, Aug 4 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic

Mon, Aug 5 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Thurs, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Sat, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 17 – West Fargo (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 17 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway IRA

Sun, Aug 18 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Aug 23 – Black Hills Speedway (SD) WoO

Sat, Aug 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, Aug 30 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Aug 31 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Sun, Sept 1 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 6 – Superior (WI) Speedway IRA

Fri, Sept 6 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, Sept 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) Jerry Richert Memorial IRA

Sat, Sept 7 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) Tom Knowles Memorial MOWA

Fri, Sept 20 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA

Fri, Sept 20 – Dodge City (KS) Raceway WoO

Sat, Sept 21 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA

Sat, Sept 21 – Dodge City (KS) Raceway WoO

Sat, Sept 21 – Beaver Dam (WI) Raceway IRA

Fri, Sept 27 – Dodge County (WI) Fairgrounds IRA

Sat, Sept 28 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Fri, Oct 4 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, Oct 5 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, Oct 18 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

Sat, Oct 19 – Lake Ozark (MO) Speedway WoO

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T2 Digital, Inc./The Cushion has been involved in LIVE video broadcasting over the internet since early 2007. The Cushion has covered some of the most prestigious events at some of the greatest facilities in racing over the years. They are currently offering monthly subscriptions that cover ALL of their live events!

Visiting www.TheCushion.com also provides access to nearly 1,000 On Demand Videos from sanctions like the World of Outlaws, All Stars, USAC, King of the West Series, ASCS, regional tracks and much more! Also catch “Cushion Originals” not found anywhere else!

The Podium Awards – Newport, Pennsylvania

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Kerry Madsen Takes Cash in Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by OpenWheel101.com for Second Year in a Row!

(Bill W) November 30, 2018, Monroe, IA – For the second year in a row, Kerry Madsen took home the winner’s share with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Car Series presented by www.OpenWheel101.com! The series had 62 events in 2018, and saw a total of 24 different winners.

Kerry won eight times with the series, while Brian Brown finished second with seven wins. Austin McCarl (five wins) was third in the standings, ahead of Terry McCarl, Brooke Tatnell (one win), Scotty Thiel (four wins), Davey Heskin, Bill Balog (two wins), Cory Eliason (one win) and Matt Juhl (one win) (complete point standings are below).

Thanks to Allan Holland of Hoseheads.com, race fan Jim Harris of Omaha, and TheCushion.com, the top three in points (Madsen, Brown and Austin McCarl) received prize money. The Podium Awards of Newport, Pennsylvania, provided our winner’s trophy. With your help, hopefully, we can raise the bar again in 2019!

Stay tuned for the 2019 schedule!

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7) Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7) Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5) Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1)

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2) Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1) Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 359 (5)

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 339 (2) Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 262

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 254

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 246

Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 205 (1) Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 199

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 197

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 192

Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 189 Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 179 (1)

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 174 (1)

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 170 Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 162 Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 155 (1) Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 148

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 145

Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 137 RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 135

Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA, 134

Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 130 Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 127

Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 123

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 122

Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 121

Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 120

Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 118 (1) Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 117

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 116 Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 114 Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 113 Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 110

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 101

Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 100

Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 95

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 93

Ryan Robinson, Foresthill, CA, 91

Brandon McMullen, Plymouth, WI, 91

Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 90 Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 89

Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 87

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 83

Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 71 Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA, 70 (1)

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 70

Phillip Mock, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 69

Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI, 68

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 66 Dave Blaney, Cortland, OH, 65

Logan Seavey, Sutter, CA, 60 James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust., 58

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 54

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 54

Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 54

Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 54

Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 53 Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA 52 (1)

Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust., 50

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 48 Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 48 AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 46

Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 44

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 42

Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN, 41 Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 40

Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 40 Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 39 Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 38

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 34 Cale Conley, Vienna, WV, 32

Brock Zearfoss, Jonesville, PA, 32 Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30 Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 30 Colin Smith, Sheldon, IA, 30

Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 30

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 30

Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 30 Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 28

Scott Uttech, New Berlin, WI, 28 Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 25 Jordan Martens, Sioux Falls, SD, 25

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 25 Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 24 Chase Briscoe, Mitchell, IN, 24 Jay Waugh, Canberra, NSW, Aust., 24

Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 24

Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 24 Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA, 22

Jason Johnson, Campbellsport, WI, 22

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 22 Paul May, Terre Haute, IN, 20 Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 20 Justin Jacobsma, Hull, IA, 20

Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 20

Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 18 Nathan Charron, Hartsburg, IL, 18

Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 18

Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA, 18 Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 16 Tommy Barber, Brandon, SD, 16 Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 14 Matt VandeVere, Zion, IL, 14 Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 14 Brandon Ikenberry, Wichita, KS, 14

Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 14

Jacob Wilson, Crawfordsville, IN, 14 Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 12 Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 12 Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 12 Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 10

Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 10

Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 10

Scott Biertzer, West Bend, WI, 10 Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA, 8 Willie Croft, Roseville, CA, 8

John Parker, Springfield, IL, 8

Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 8 Michael Decker, Silver Lake, WI, 8 Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6 Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN, 6 Chase Wanner, Agency, IA, 6 Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE, 6 Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO, 6 Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 6 Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust., 6 Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4 Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL, 4

Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 4

Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 4

Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 4

Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 4 Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 2 Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Feature Wins:

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (7) Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (4) Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (2) Logan Schuchart, Hanover, MD (2) Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (1) David Gravel, Watertown, CT (1)

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (1)

2018 Races counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com

Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold) Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder) Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Rain) Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain) Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI) Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA) Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA) Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND) Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Fri, May 18 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA (Cory Eliason, Selma, CA) Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA) Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL) Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA (Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL) Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL) Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Tue, June 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH) Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA) Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA) Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND) Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND) Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI) Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND) Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT) Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Matt Juhl, Tea, SD) Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.) Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL) Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA) Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Thurs, July 26 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA (Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA) Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.) Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA (Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL) Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.) Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars (Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN) Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55” (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA) Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55” (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA) Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA) Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only) (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA) Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND) Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover” (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA) Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND) Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest” (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI) Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA (Rain) Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.) Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL) Sat, Sept 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI) Sun, Sept 2 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA (Rain) Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.) Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial” (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.) Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Fri, Sept 14 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA “Herb Barlow Memorial” (Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO) Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Sat, Sept 15 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial” (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL) Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.) Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial” (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN) Fri, Sept 28 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI) Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI) Fri, Oct 5 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA) Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO (Rain) Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO (Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK) Sat, Oct 20 – Dodge City (KS) Speedway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

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Champions and Family Celebrated at 2018 Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup Series Banquet!

(Bill W) November 17, 2018 – In racing, family is what ties it together. At Saturday night’s Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup Series Banquet, the racing family was celebrated as over $250,000 in cash and contingencies were handed out. The event again played host to over 500 guests at the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa, and was emceed by track announcers Tony Bokhoven and Kris Krug.

The contingency package was headlined by a giveaway of seven chassis. Each owner in all three sprint car classes was awarded a contingency (see prize list with winners below). The Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) again will provide insurance for all 2018 Knoxville point eligible drivers and their efforts were applauded several times. Bell Racing USA also provided helmets to all three KCCS champions. Envelopes at each table were provided for donations for the California wildfire victims, including many of our racing friends in the “Golden State”.

After dinner, Promoter John McCoy and new Marketing Director Kendra Jacobs addressed the attendees. In addition to the thanks doled out to those who make Knoxville Raceway what it is, both expressed their excitement for the 2019 season and beyond.

Drivers and owners outside of the top five in each of the three respective classes received their accolades.

The “Jr. Fan Club Driver of the Year” was announced. McKenna Haase received her fifth consecutive Award.

Marty Howard was named the honoree of the “Knoxville Raceway Fans of the Year”. Howard of Howard Law has contributed much to Knoxville’s racers the past few years.

The "Lyle Boyd Hard Charger Award" awards the drivers who passed the most cars in A main events this season. Ryan Leavitt received the award in the 305 class, with Sawyer Phillips (360) and Davey Heskin (410) receiving the award in their respective classes. It was Heskin’s third such award.

Brooke Tatnell was named the “Sportsman of the Year” in the 410 class, while Matt Moro (the second in his career) picked up the honor in the 360 class. Evan Epperson, won the award in the 305 class.

Bob Baker, the Executive Director of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, presented the “Ralph Capitani Heritage Award” to Knoxville Raceway videographer, Kris Krohn, who has been shooting high atop Knoxville Raceway for 25 years.

Jayce Jenkins (305), Nate Mills (360), and Carson McCarl (410) were named “Rookie of the Year” in their respective classes.

“Owner/Team of the Year” Awards went out to the Dwight and Eric Bridger #81E (305) for the second straight year, Boyd and Glenda Fluth #40 (360) for the third time and the TKs Motorsports #2KS (410).

The big hardware went out last to the top five drivers in the Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series point standings. In the 305 class, Jayce Jenkins (5th), Mike Mayberry (4th), Matt Stelzer (3rd), Ryan Leavitt (2nd) and Eric Bridger (champion) were honored.

In the 360 class, Calvin Landis (5th), Sawyer Phillips (4th), Matt Moro (3rd), Ryan Giles (2nd) and Clint Garner (champion) were honored. It was Garner’s eighth 360 track championship.

In the 410 class, Matt Juhl (5th), Davey Heskin (4th), Brooke Tatnell (3rd), Terry McCarl (2nd) and Austin McCarl (champion) were honored. It was Austin’s first title, as he followed in his father Terry’s footsteps (seven career track championships).

Contingency Winners by Draw (presented to owners)…

305 Class:

J&J Chassis: Ryan Leavitt

Weld Wheel: Casey Greubel
Vortex Wings: Ryan Leavitt, Joe Simbro, Jon Hughes, Jayce Jenkins, Matt Stelzer, Casey Greubel
HRP Wing: Dan Henning, Mike Ayers, Chase Young, Evan Epperson
Winters Front End Kit: Mike Mayberry, Eric Bridger

360 Class:

EMi Chassis: Ryan Giles

J&J Chassis: Christian Bowman

Weld Wheel: Matt Moro

Vortex Wing and Ten Pit Passes: Nate Mills, Cody Wehrle, Nate Van Haaften

Winters Rear-end: Calvin Landis, Matt Moro, Joe Beaver, Clint Garner

Winters Front-end, FSR Radiator: Tom Lenz, Mitchell Alexander, Sawyer Phillips

Waterman Fuel Pump, HRP Wing: McKenna Haase

Winters Front-end, Schoenfeld Headers: Brad Comegys

410 Class:

EMi Chassis: Austin McCarl

Maxim Chassis: Chase Wanner, Glen Saville

J&J Chassis: Brooke Tatnell, Terry McCarl

Weld Wheel: Bob Weuve

Winters Rear-end: RJ Johnson, Davey Heskin

Vortex Wing, Ti-64 Bolt Kit: Bob Weuve, Josh Schneiderman

BMRS Line Kit, Kinsler Fuel Pump: Bobby Mincer, AJ Moeller

Waterman Fuel Pump, HRP Wing: Lynton Jeffrey

KSE Steering, Vortex Wing: Matt Juhl, Rager Phillips

All Pro Cylinder Heads: Carson McCarl

Schoenfeld Headers, Vortex Wing: Tasker Phillips

 

 

10/21/18

Wayne County Speedway

Wayne City, IL

Jason Leffler Memorial

USAC National Midgets

41 cars

A cool evening welcomed the throng of fans gathering in rural Wayne County for this year’s version of the Jason Leffler Memorial Race. A good midget race on a small bullring like the 1/5-mile oval here, is always entertaining. The current midget culture is a unique one in dirt track racing. Most of these drivers don’t own their own stuff. Many are between the ages of 14-25. That combination leads to shaky decisions on the track that often lead to excitement, disaster, or both. Mostly, it can be really entertaining to watch.

Heat one (started): 1. Tyler Thomas 91T (2) 2. Christopher Bell 21 (1) 3. Zach Daum 5D (4) 4. Logan Seavey 67 (5) 5. Ethan Mitchell 19M (3) 6. Zeb Wise 39BC (8) 7. Sam Johnson 72 (7) 8. Brian Grogan 7G (6) DNS – Brian Jones 51B

10 lap heats used passing points to line up Qualifiers. The track was dry to start the night. T. Thomas led Bell and Daum for the distance. By the halfway mark, Wise had moved from the tail to fifth. Seavey came on late, from row three to get by Wise and Mitchell for fourth.

Heat two (started): 1. Chad Boat 74 (2) 2. Alex Bright 77 (1) 3. Cole Bodine 39B (4) 4. Spencer Bayston 97 (7) 5. Cannon McIntosh 08 (8) 6. David Budres 23 (6) 7. Karsyn Elledge 83 (5) 8. Ray Seach 31 (3)

Boat led from the start and dominated. On lap six, a third running Seach smacked the turn four infield tire, and was done. McIntosh used the restart to get by Budres for fifth.

Heat three (started): 1. Tyler Courtney 7BC (1) 2. Justin Grant 17BC (2) 3. Ryan Robinson 71 (3) 4. Dave Darland 7D (5) 5. Jonathan Beason 8J (7) 6. Russ Gamester 51 (8) 7. Kevin Thomas Jr. 63 (6) 8. Travis Young 11Y (4)

This was a mostly single-file affair that had two cautions. Young spun with one lap completed, and then K. Thomas got sideways, collecting Young with three down.

Heat four (started): 1. Brady Bacon 76M (3) 2. Jerry Coons Jr. 25 (4) 3. Holley Hollan 35 (1) 4. Holly Shelton 67K (6) 5. Tucker Klaasmeyer 27 (8) 6. Garrett Thomas 56Y (7) 7. Daryn Pittman 21P (5) 8. Chase Jones 33 (2)

Hollan led Petry teammate Coons and Bacon early. Bacon used the high side to shoot around Coons for second on the second lap, and the lead trio went three-wide in turn four on lap three, with Bacon emerging with the lead. Coons took second on lap four. C. Jones spun, collecting Klaasmeyer on lap five. Pittman had worked up to fourth when he slowed with two to go and retired for the night.

Heat five (started): 1. Jake Neuman 3N (1) 2. Jason McDougal 15 (8) 3. Tanner Carrick 71K (3) 4. Daniel Robinson 91 (6) 5. McKenna Haase 85 (5) 6. Kyle O’Gara 67F (4) 7. Brayton Lynch 1K (7) 8. Mark Chisholm 56x (2)

Neuman led the distance, but all eyes were on McDougal, who was a rare resident of the top groove after starting on the tail. He shot into fourth by lap two, took third from D. Robinson on lap five and edged Carrick at the line for second.

Qualifier One (started, *qualified for feature): 1. McDougal (6*) 2. Darland (1*) 3. Bodine (3*) 4. Coons (5*) 5. K. Thomas Jr. (9) 6. Grant (4) 7. Chisholm (11) 8. Young (10) 9. Budres (8) 10. Haase (7) 11. Klaasmeyer (2)

12-lap qualifiers were inverted by six according to heat passing points. The top sixteen in combined points between heats and qualifiers locked into the A. More McDougal in this one. Darland led early over Bodine and Klaasmeyer. Haase spun on lap four. The restart saw Darland leading Bodine, Coons, Klaasmeyer and McDougal. McDougal shot into fourth, and then took third on lap six. He passed Bodine for second on lap eight, and then roared into the lead with three to go. One final caution came out for a spun Haase.

Qualifier Two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Courtney (5*) 2. Bell (4*) 3. Wise (7*) 4. Bacon (6*) 5. Shelton (4) 6. R. Robinson (2) 7. Hollan (1) 8. S. Johnson (8) 9. Elledge (9) 10. B. Jones (10)

Hollan led lap one ahead of Shelton and Courtney. Courtney slid into the lead on lap two. Great racing was happening behind the leaders between Wise and Bacon. They swapped fifth, then fourth, then third as they moved up through the field. They banged wheels and then went three-wide into third and fourth.

Qualifier Three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. T. Thomas (6*) 2. Neuman (5*) 3. Beason (1*) 4. Carrick (2*) 5. Bright (4*) 6. D. Robinson (3) 7. O’Gara (8) 8. Seach (9) 9. G. Thomas (7) DNS – Pittman

D. Robinson led Beason and Neuman, up from fifth, early on. Neuman passed the top two to lead on lap two. At the halfway point, Neuman led Beason, Carrick, and T. Thomas before Seach stopped, bringing caution. T. Thomas had new life, moving into third on the restart, passing Beason for second on lap eight and Neuman for the lead on lap nine.

Qualifier Four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Seavey (2*) 2. Boat (6*) 3. Bayston (5*) 4. Gamester (1) 5. Daum (4) 6. Mitchell (7) 7. Lynch (8) 8. Grogan (9) 9. McIntosh (3) 10. C. Jones (10)

Gamester led Seavey and Daum early. Seavey would take the point and pull away at the halfway point. Gamester contacted an infield tire and slowed on lap eight. Boat shot into second at that point. With a lap to go, C. Jones tipped over. He was uninjured. McIntosh was also involved. Gamester was penalized back to fourth for being out of line on the restart.

C main (started): 1. Budres (2) 2. Haase (4) 3. Klaasmeyer (6) 4. Seach (7) / 5. Grogan (5) 6. Elledge (8) 7. G. Thomas (1) 8. Young (3) DNS – B. Jones, C. Jones, Pittman

Budres led the distance in the 12-lapper that took the top four to the B. Haase passed G. Thomas for second on lap two. Klassmeyer moved up into a transfer by lap four, and passed Seach, who started in row four for third with three to go.

B main (started): 1. Grant (3) 2. K. Thomas Jr. (6) 3. Daum (1) 4. Shelton (2) 5. R. Robinson (7) 6. Klaasmeyer (17) / 7. Gamester (5) 8. Hollan (9) 9. O’Gara (10) 10. McIntosh (11) 11. Seach (18) 12. S. Johnson (14) 13. Budres (15) 14. Chisholm (13) 15. Mitchell (8) 16. Haase (16) 17. D. Robinson (4) 18. Lynch (12)

The 15-lap B took the top six to the A. Daum led Grant and Shelton early. K. Thomas Jr. and D. Robinson moved into third and fourth by lap four.Grant shot into the led on lap seven. K. Thomas Jr. passed Daum for second on lap eight. R. Robinson worked by Gamester for the sixth and final transfer on the same lap. S. Johnson spun with five to go. Grant led K. Thomas Jr., Daum, Shelton, D. Robinson and R. Robinson back to green. Klaasmeyer was up to eighth from row nine. Klaasmeyer continued his charge and looked to be driving around D. Robinson for a transfer. D. Robinson drove all the way to the wall, and directly into Klaasmeyer. Luckily, both continued. Meanwhile, Mitchell and Lynch got together in turn one. The race for the final transfer was on. D. Robinson would spin in the final corner, handing it to Klaasmeyer in a mad scramble that involved four cars. Whether he spun by himself, or with help, most in the crowd though it was justice for D. Robinson’s earlier incident. Confrontations in the pits ensued, but cooler heads prevailed.

A main (started): 1. T. Thomas (2) 2. Boat (4) 3. Courtney (3) 4. Grant (17) 5. Beason (14) 6. Bell (7) 7. Bayston (8) 8. Wise (12) 9. Seavey (9) 10. K. Thomas Jr. (17) 11. R. Robinson (21) 12. Bodine (11) 13. S. Johnson (23, prov.) 14. Bright (14) 15. Coons (10) 16. Bacon (6) 17. Carrick (15) 18. Darland (13) 19. Neuman (5) 20. Shelton (20) 21. Klaasmeyer (22) 22. McDougal (1) 23. Daum (19)

McDougal led the 40-lapper early over T. Thomas and Courtney. T. Thomas would find his way under McDougal to lead lap four, and he was into lapped traffic on lap 13. Bell looked good in traffic, and got by Courtney for third on lap 15. One circuit later, he tangled with the lapped car of Daum, and had to restart at the rear. T. Thomas led McDougal, Courtney, Boat and Bayston back to green. Nineteen laps in, Courtney slid across two and into McDougal in a battle for second. McDougal suffered front end damage and was done. T. Thomas led Courtney, Boat, Seavey and Bayston back to green. Klaasmeyer would tip over on lap 27. He was unhurt. Grant was suddenly into the top five after starting 17th. Bacon stopped, bringing caution with nine to go. T. Thomas led Courtney, Boat, Seavey and Grant back to green. Grant shot by Seavey for fourth on the restart. Beason would come with Grant after starting 14th and grab fifth. Coming for the white flag, Boat would pass Courtney for second. Meanwhile, up front, no one challenged T. Thomas and he cashed in $10,000.

 

 

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10/5/18

I-30 Speedway

Short Track Nationals Night #1

73 cars

Heat one (started): 1. Cody Gardner 88R (2) 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (8) 3. Tyson Hall 5x (1) 4. Cannon McIntosh 08 (3) 5. Zach Pringle 8z (7) 6. Justin Webb 31 (5) 7. Spencer Meredith 21m (9) 8. Gary Floyd 58 (6) 9. Martin Edwards 45 (4)

10-lap heats used passing points to send the top 40 to four Qualifiers. Tonight’s action did not have a bearing on Saturday’s finale other than the top point getters in combined points between Friday and Saturday, who don’t qualify for the feature Saturday will start 19th and 20th. Gardner led the distance in this one. Hall and McIntosh trailed him early. Z. Pringle was up to fifth early on. Hafertepe was on the move from the tail, going from sixth to fourth on lap three. Meredith had a left front tire fly off at the halfway point. Hafertepe shot to third on the restart. He’d pass Hall for second with two to go. Edwards exited emanating smoke while running fourth.

Heat two (started): 1. Dustin Gates 6 (3) 2. Brady Bacon 99B (6) 3. Channin Tankersley 17T (4) 4. Eric Lutz 5 (7) 5. Chase Howard 44c (2) 6. Dakota Gaines D6 (5) 7. Joe Young 12T (8) 8. Kenny Coke 24 (1)

Gates led from flag to flag. C. Howard trailed him early, followed by Tankersley. Bacon was on the move. He was fifth by lap two, then took fourth from Gaines on lap four. Meanwhile, Lutz moved from the back to fifth. On lap seven, Bacon passed Tankersley and C. Howard for second. He and Tankersley put on a good race. Lutz would get by C. Howard on the last lap for fourth.

Heat three (started): 1. Mike Goodman 11G (1) 2. Matt Covington 95 (6) 3. Johnny Herrera 45x (3) 4. Terry Gray 10 (2) 5. Brandon Hanks 84 (5) 6. Kevin Hinkle 21K (7) 7. Dewayne White 10K (4) DNS – Travis Rilat 00

Goodman led throughout. Gray was second early, followed by Herrera. Gray and Goodman put on a great race for the lead. On lap three, Covington had moved from the tail to fourth. He took third from Herrera on lap six, as you could throw a blanket on the top four. Herrera would battle back by Covington, and then made contact with Gray. Both drivers lost spots, and Covington snatched second.

Heat four (started): 1. Marshall Skinner 26 (1) 2. Tim Crawley 1x (4) 3. Joe B. Miller 51B (2) 4. Wayne Johnson 2c (5) 5. Morgan Turpen 10m (6) 6. Jeff Swindell 94 (8) 7. Ernie Ainsworth 91A (3) 8. Chance McCrary 13m (7)

Skinner led the distance in what was clearly the stoutest heat. It included the I-30 track champ (Ainsworth), two-time USCS champ Turpen, four-time STN winner Crawley, and former STN winner Johnson, as well as Skinner, Miller and Swindell. It was a tough draw for McCrary. The battle was on for second most of the race. Miller held off Crawley until the veteran nipped him at the finish line. W. Johnson took fourth from Turpen on lap four.

Heat five (started): 1. Howard Moore 40 (3) 2. Koty Adams 21A (7) 3. Cody Howard 57 (1) 4. Robbie Price 1 (5) 5. Jason Howell 44 (2) 6. Rick Kahler 72K (6) 7. Jake Knight 93 (4) 8. Burt Wilson 10K2 (8)

Moore led the distance, grabbing the lap one lead and pulling away for the win. Adams used the low side to shoot from seventh to third on lap one. He’d take second from C. Howard on lap five, while Price moved into third. With a lap to go, Price would do a 360 spin, but hold fourth.

Heat six (started): 1. Jordon Mallett 14 (3) 2. Seth Bergman 23 (6) 3. Chris Martin 44m (5) 4. Carson Short 21x (7) 5. Dale Howard 47 (2) 6. Brad Bowden 39 (4) 7. Tucker Doughty 2x (8) 8. Dale Wester 12w (1)

Mallett led D. Howard and Wester early. Bowden moved into third on lap three, and C. Martin was fourth by lap four. C. Martin used the high side to pass Bowden for third on lap five. With a lap to go, the battle for second was three-wide. Bergman came from nowhere on the high side to take second, while Short did the same to grab fourth on the last lap.

Heat seven (started): 1. Dylan Westbrook 47x (6) 2. Harli White 17w (2) 3. Wally Henson 2H (3) 4. Blake Jenkins 99J (1) 5. Alex Hill 77x (5) 6. Claud Estes III 74E (3) 7. Scott Smith 12 (8) 8. Adam Miller 32m (7)

White led Jenkins and a charging Westbrook on lap one. Westbrook provided the entertainment, busting the cushion on both end. He claimed second by lap two, and shot around White for the point on lap three. Henson made a pass of Jenkins with two to go to grab third.

Heat eight (started): 1. Tony Bruce Jr. 86 (3) 2. Derek Hagar JR (7) 3. Jamie Ball 5J (4) 4. Jan Howard 121 (1) 5. Joseph Miller 30 (2) 6. Layne Himebaugh 94L (8) 7. Wade Woolsey 29w (5) 8. Sammy Swindell 3 (6)

Bruce got by the row one starters to lead lap one over J. Howard and Jos. Miller. Ball spun with a lap in the books, bringing caution. S. Swindell was on the move from outside row three and grabbed third on the restart with Hagar in tow. Hagar would get by Sammy, before a throttle linkage issue sidelined Swindell. Bruce led J. Howard, Hagar, Jos. Miller and Ball back to green. Hagar grabbed second on the restart. Ball would bounce back from the tail to gain third at the white flag.

Heat nine (started): 1. Blake Hahn 52 (6) 2. Skylar Gee 99 (8) 3. Ryan Bickett 17B (4) 4. Ronny Howard 44H (1) 5. John Carney II J2 (5) 6. Eric Baldaccini 0 (2) 7. Rick Pringle 38 (7) 8. Kyle Clark 9$ (3)

R. Howard led early over Clark and Bickett. Clark lost a steering bolt a lap in, but avoided a serious incident. R. Howard led Bickett, Hahn, Carney and Baldaccini back to green. Bickett would surge to the lead with Hahn in tow. Hahn would shoot by Bickett for the lead on lap four. A lap later, Gee, ripping the cushion, would cruise by R. Howard for third. Gee would continue his charge, gaining second from Bickett with three to go.

Qualifier one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. H. White (1*) 2. Bruce (3*) 3. Skinner (2) 4. Bergman (4*) 5. Adams (5*) 6. Westbrook (6*) 7. McIntosh (9) 8. Price (8) 9. Bickett (7) 10. Himebaugh (10)

White led the 10-lapper throughout. Combined passing points between heats and qualifiers were used to lock the top 14 in the feature. Skinner was second early, but Bruce took the spot on lap three. The best racing was for third between Skinner and Bergman late. The track really slicked off from bottom to top. The first three qualifiers were mostly contested on the bottom half of the track.

Qualifier two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. C. Martin (2*) 2. Hagar (5*) 3. Turpen (9*) 4. Hahn (6*) 5. Herrera (7) 6. Gardner (3) 7. Jenkins (10) 8. Gates (4) 9. Tankersley (1) 10. Hall (8)

Gardner spun before a lap could be completed. On the restart, C. Martin contacted Tankersley sending him around. C. Martin would led wire to wire from there. Hagar moved into second immediately. Turpen was on the move from the tail, and grabbed third by getting by Gates, Hahn and Herrera by the halfway point.

Qualifier three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Hafertepe Jr. (6*) 2. Crawley (3*) 3. Henson (1) 4. Joe B. Miller (7) 5. Bacon (5) 6. Moore (4) 7. Co. Howard (8) 8. Gray (9) 9. Lutz (2) 10. J. Howard (10)

Henson led Lutz and Hafertpe early. Hafertepe disposed of Lutz on lap two and Henson on lap four to take the lead. Crawley worked under Lutz for third on lap four before J. Howard spun. Hafertepe Led Henson, Crawley, Lutz and Joe B. Miller back to green. A three-way battle for fifth saw all three try to hit the same spot. The result was Bacon and Lutz piled up in one. Bacon would restart. Crawley shot to second on the restart.

Qualifier four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Ball (1*) 2. Goodman (3*) 3. Mallett (4*) 4. Short (2) 5. Covington (5) 6. Gee (6) 7. W. Johnson (7) 8. R. Howard (10) 9. Z. Pringle (7) 10. J. Swindell (9)

J. Swindell worked inside W. Johnson in turn one and launched off his left front, getting upside down. He was unhurt and W. Johnson restarted with a twisted nose wing. Ball led Goodman and Short early. Covington would move into third at the halfway point before Z. Pringle lost power on the front stretch and collected W. Johnson, who probably wished he hadn’t pushed off. On the restart, Mallett was able to move by Covington for third.

C main one (started): 1. Carney II (2) 2. Gaines (4) 3. Estes III (6) / 4. Hanks (1) 5. Kahler (3) 6. Woolsey (8) 7. Coke (13) 8. Wilson (10) 9. Knight (7) 10. Meredith (11) 11. Smith (5) 12. Wester (12) 13. McCrary (9) DNS – Ch. Howard, D. Howard, R. Pringle, Rilat

Carney led Hanks and Estes early in the 12-lapper taking three to the B. Knight spun on lap two, collecting Wester. Once green, Hanks was running second when he performed a 360 and kept running. He lost several spots. Meredith spun bringing a caution on the next lap. Carney led Estes, Smith, Kahler and Gaines back to green. Smith moved up to second, while Hanks re-entered the top five on the restart. Gaines and Estes raced hard for the third and final transfer, with Gaines getting the spot with three to go. Hanks had help into another 360 spint with 11 down. Gaines would get over Smith’s left front in a battle for second on the last lap, sending Smith pitside. Estes inherited the final transfer.

C main two (started): 1. Hill (1) 2. S. Swindell (14) 3. Ainsworth (11) / 4. Hinkle (2) 5. Webb (5) 6. Joseph Miller (4) 7. Baldaccini (8) 8. Clark (15) 9. Young (6) 10. Howell (3) 11. Doughty (12) 12. A. Miller (13) 13. D. White (10) 14. Bowden (7) 15. Edwards (16) 16. Floyd (9)

Hill led Hinkle and J. Miller early. A three-way, three-wide battle for third developed as Baldaccini and Bowden joined J. Miller. Baldaccini and J. Miller traded the spot on lap five and six. Bowden would spin, collecting S. Swindell, who somehow kept the car rolling on lap seven. The restart saw Hill leading Hinkle, J. Miller, Baldaccini and S. Swindell. Sammy grabbed fourth on the restart and then took the third and final transfer from J. Miller with three to go. He passed Hinkle for second on lap 10. Ainsworth, coming from the back like S. Swindell captured the third and final transfer from Hinkle on the last lap.

B main one (started): 1. Covington (2) 2. Gee (1) 3. Joe B. Miller (3) / 4. Moore (4) 5. Herrera (5) 6. Carney (12) 7. Gates (6) 8. Lutz (8) 9. Co. Howard (7) 10. Himebaugh (11) 11. Estes III (14) 12. Tankersley (10) 13. Gaines (13) 14. Price (9) DNS – W. Johnson, J. Howard

The 12-lapper took the top three to the A. The top three remained the same throughout with the bottom still the preferred line. The only caution came for a Himebaugh spin.

B main two (started): 1. Bacon (1) 2. Short (4) 3. Skinner (2) / 4. Gardner (5) 5. McIntosh (7) 6. Z. Pringle (10) 7. Henson (3) 8. Ainsworth (14) 9. R. Howard (8) 10. Bickett (11) 11. Jenkins (5) 12. Gray (9) 13. Hill (12) 14. S. Swindell (13) DNS – Hall, J. Swindell

Bacon led Skinner and Jenkins early. Contact between Gray and Hill sent Hill upside down in turn one. Sammy spun at the same time and exited. No one was injured. Bacon led Skinner, Jenkins, Short and Gardner back to green. Gardner surged as the middle cleared off a bit, getting by Short for fourth, then Jenkins for the third and final transfer. Jenkins would spin at the halfway point, surrendering fourth. Bacon now led Skinner, Gardner, Short and McIntosh back to green. Short would move up the track through the middle and shoot by Gardner for third and then Skinner for second.

A main (started): 1. Hafertepe (1) 2. Hagar (2) 3. Crawley (6) 4. Hahn (3) 5. Mallett (7) 6. Bruce (4) 7. Bacon (16) 8. Goodman (8) 9. Turpen (10) 10. Westbrook (14) 11. Bergman (11) 12. Covington (15) 13. Ball (12) 14. C. Martin (5) 15. Gee (17) 16. Joe B. Miller (19) 17. Adams (13) 18. Skinner (20) 19. H. White (9) 20. Short (18)

The feature paid $2,750 and was 27 laps in honor of the late Memphis native, Greg Hodnett. Bobbi and Jaxx Johnson were also present with the former ASCS National champion #41 on display. Hafertepe would lead from start to finish. Hagar pressured at times, and Crawley threw his hat in the ring as well. Bacon, who started 16th was in the top ten by a lap seven spin by H. White. Another caution came for a 360 spin from Short on lap 14. The leader was in lapped traffic with four to go. Crawley passed Hagar briefly on lap 26, but Hagar held him off for second. Baocn was the hard-charger. Hafertepe and Hagar garnered the most points and are guaranteed spots 19 and 20 Saturday night if they aren’t already in. 2018 I-30 track champ Ainsworth has a guaranteed provisional.

 

 

 

Madsen, Miller, Nienhiser Winners with Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by OpenWheel101.com!

(Bill W) September 17, 2018, Monroe, IA – A weekend that saw four different races with the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com saw three different winners. On Friday and Saturday, Kerry Madsen swept IRA action at both the Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa and the Deer Creek Speedway near Spring Valley, Minnesota. That gave Kerry seven wins in Midwest Thunder Sprints action this year, and kept him in the points lead. In Illinois, Joe B. Miller registered his first win in series action Friday at Jacksonville Speedway’s MOWA “Herb Barlow Memorial.” Paul Nienhiser clinched his fifth win in the series with his triumph Saturday on the Spoon River Speedway high banks near Canton during the “Tom Knowles Memorial”.

Two more races are up for grabs this weekend. The IRA will be visiting Beaver Dam Raceway’s Scott Semmelman Memorial on Saturday. Sunday will mark the always fun “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial” with an IRA/MOWA showdown at LaSalle Speedway in Illinois.

Kerry Madsen (seven wins) leads Brian Brown (seven wins), Austin McCarl (five wins), Terry McCarl and Brooke Tatnell (one win) in the current point standings. Davey Heskin, Cory Eliason, Matt Juhl (one win), Jacob Patton (two wins) and Nienhiser (five wins) round out the top ten.

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2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 718 (7)
Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 655 (7)
Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 547

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1)

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398
Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 325 (2)
Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 323 (5)
Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 262

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 262 (1)

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 254

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 253 (3)
Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 199

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 174
Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 167 (1)
Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 162
Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 155 (1)
Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 155 (1)

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 154 (1)
Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 145

Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 137
RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 135

Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA, 134
Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 127
Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 126

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 122

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 120

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 120
Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 117
Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 114
Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 113
Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 110

Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 110

Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 107

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 106
Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 106

Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 100

Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 95
Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 89

Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 87

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 85
Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 83
Ryan Robinson, Foresthill, CA, 75
Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA, 70 (1)

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 70

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 69
Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 68

Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 67
Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 66
Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 66
Dave Blaney, Cortland, OH, 65

Logan Seavey, Sutter, CA, 60
James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust., 58
Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 56

Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 55
Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 54

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 54

Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 54

Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 53
Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA 52 (1)
Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust., 50

Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI, 50
Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 48
Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 48
AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 46

Brandon McMullen, Plymouth, WI, 45

Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 44
Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 42
Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 40
Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 39
Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 38

Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 36

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 34
Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 32
Cale Conley, Vienna, WV, 32
Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30
Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 30
Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 30
Colin Smith, Sheldon, IA, 30

Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 30

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 30

Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 30
Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 28
Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 25
Jordan Martens, Sioux Falls, SD, 25

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 25
Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 24
Chase Briscoe, Mitchell, IN, 24
Jay Waugh, Canberra, NSW, Aust., 24

Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 24
Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA, 22
Paul May, Terre Haute, IN, 20
Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 20
Justin Jacobsma, Hull, IA, 20
Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 18
Nathan Charron, Hartsburg, IL, 18
Brock Zearfoss, Jonesville, PA, 18
Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 18
Scott Uttech, New Berlin, WI, 18

Phillip Mock, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 18

Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 18
Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 16
Tommy Barber, Brandon, SD, 16
Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN, 16

Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 16
Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 14
Matt VandeVere, Zion, IL, 14
Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 14
Brandon Ikenberry, Wichita, KS, 14

Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 14

Jacob Wilson, Crawfordsville, IN, 14
Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 12
Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 12
Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 12

Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 12
Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 10

Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 10
Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA, 8
Willie Croft, Roseville, CA, 8

John Parker, Springfield, IL, 8

Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 8
Michael Decker, Silver Lake, WI, 8
Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6
Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN, 6
Chase Wanner, Agency, IA, 6
Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE, 6
Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO, 6
Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 6
Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust., 6

Jason Johnson, Campbellsport, WI, 6
Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4
Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL, 4
Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 4

Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 4

Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 4

Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 4
Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 2
Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Feature Wins:

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (6)
Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (4)
Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (2)
Logan Schuchart, Hanover, MD (2)
Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (1)
David Gravel, Watertown, CT (1)

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Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold)
Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder)
Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Rain)
Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)
Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, May 18 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA (Cory Eliason, Selma, CA)
Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA (Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL)
Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Tue, June 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)
Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)
Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)
Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Matt Juhl, Tea, SD)
Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Thurs, July 26 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA (Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA)
Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA (Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL)
Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars (Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN)
Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55” (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55” (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA)
Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only) (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover” (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest” (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)
Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA (Rain)
Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Sept 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sun, Sept 2 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA (Rain)
Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial” (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Fri, Sept 14 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA “Herb Barlow Memorial” (Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO)
Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Sat, Sept 15 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial” (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA
Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”
Fri, Sept 28 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA
Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA
Fri, Oct 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Sat, Oct 6 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO
Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 20 – Dodge City (KS) Speedway WoO

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9/2/18

Lake Ozark Speedway

Eldon, MO

LOS 360 Nationals

51 ASCS sprint cars

26 POWRi Midgets

ASCS

Sammy Swindell, Derek Hagar, Kyle Bellm and Tyler Thomas locked into the night’s $10,000 to win finale after finishing in the top four on Saturday night.

Heat one (started): 1. Wayne Johnson 2c (6) 2. Tony Bruce Jr. 86 (1) 3. Jonathan Cornell 28c (7) 4. Blake Hahn 52 (4) 5. Miles Paulus 21 (8) 6. Mason Daniel 33m (5) 7. Bailey Elliott 99B (2) 8. Brandon Barker 007 (3)

8-lap heats used passing points. The top 30 in points from the heats locked into the Qualifiers. The first start was called back. On the backstretch, Barker got over Daniel’s wheel and flipped. He was o.k. Daniel replaced his tire. Ba. Elliott was penalized to the back for not having a radio hooked up. Bruce shot into the lead once the race went green. W. Johnson dogged him until sliding in front of him at the halfway point.

Heat two (started): 1. Seth Bergman 23 (6) 2. Harli White 17w (2) 3. Cody Baker 38 (1) 4. Tyler Blank 75 (5) 5. Ben Brown 49B (8) 6. Tyler Utz 3V (7) 7. Lanny Carpenter 43 (3) 8. Rusty Potter 3P (4)

White led early over Baker and Carpenter. Bergman shot from fifth to third on the second lap, and then took second from Baker with two to go. White slowed on the last lap, and Bergman shot by for the win. White would change motors.

Heat three (started): 1. Tim Crawley 1x (1) 2. Travis Rilat 1 (4) 3. Sean McClelland 22s (3) 4. Matt Covington 95 (6) 5. Chris Martin 44 (5) 6. Randy Martin 14 (7) 7. Danny Thoman 27 (2) 8. Wyatt Burks 9m (8)

Crawley led the distance in a mostly single-file affair.

Heat four (started): 1. Scott Bogucki 28 (1) 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (3) 3. Brian Brown 21B (5) 4. Ayrton Gennetten 3 (2) 5. Billy Butler 57 (6) 6. Alex Hill 77x (4) 7. Dustin Barks 22 (7) 8. Aidan Roosevans 6A (8)

Bogucki led the distance from the pole. Hafertepe took second from Gennetten on lap two. Brown moved by for third at the halfway point. Hafertepe dogged Bogucki for the win late, but fell just short.

Heat five (started): 1. Jamie Ball 5J (3) 2. Nick Howard 37H (4) 3. Paul Nienhiser 9x (8) 4. Evan Martin 4 (6) 5. Brad Ryun 1xx (5) 6. Curtis Evans 1P (2) 7. Forrest Sutherland 85 (7) 8. Jeff Wingate 8 (1)

Ball led the distance over Howard. Nienhiser had to battle to get by E. Martin in a good race, and almost ran down Howard late for second.

Heat six (started): 1. Johnny Herrera 45x (1) 2. Nathan Ryun 18x (2) 3. Roger Crockett 11 (3) 4. Skylar Gee 99 (5) 5. Taylor Walton 0 (6) 6. Matt Close 5 (4) DNS – Broc Elliott 75E

Herrera shot out early and won going away. Crockett closed on N. Ryan late but came up short.

Qualifier one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Covington (1*) 2. White (2*) 3. W. Johnson (6*) 4. Ball (5*) 5. Hahn (9) 6. Herrera (3) 7. Blank (8) 8. Howard (4) 9. Gennetten (10) 10. Be. Brown (7)

8-lap Qualifiers were inverted by six depending on passing points in the heats. Passing points were again used, with the two races added together. The top 12 in points locked into the feature. Covington dominated out front from the pole. W. Johnson, the high point getter in the heats, shot from fifth to third on the third lap, but couldn’t climb any higher.

Qualifier two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Hafertepe (3*) 2. E. Martin (1*) 3. Cornell (5*) 4. Bergman (6*) 5. Crawley (4) 6. McClelland (7) 7. Gee (8) 8. C. Martin (10) 9. N. Ryun (2) 10. Butler (9)

Hafertepe shot by the front row starters and led every lap. The race was for second. Cornell moved up into the spot on lap three, but E. Martin would shoot back around on the high side with three to go. The two battled for several laps, with Cornell low and E. Martin up top.

Qualifier three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Brown (3*) 2. Paulus (1*) 3. Rilat (5*) 4. Bruce (2) 5. Nienhiser (6*) 6. Baker (8) 7. Bogucki (4) 8. Crockett (7) 9. Walton (9) 10. B. Ryun (10)

Paulus led early over Bruce and Bogucki. Rilat shot from fourth to second on lap two. The action didn’t stop there, as Br. Brown passed Bruce for third on lap three and Rilat for second, a lap later. Brown would shoot by Paulus for the lead coming to the white flag.

B main one (started): 1. Hahn (1) 2. Herrera (2) / 3. Bogucki (3) 4. Gee (4) 5. Be. Brown (6) 6. Utz (7) 7. Barks (9) 8. N. Ryun (5) 9. Hill (8) 10. Wingate (12) 11. Burks (10) 12. Thoman (11)

Hahn led the 12-lap distance. He entered lapped traffic on the eighth circuit. The leaders were mostly single-file on the cushion.

B main two (started): 1. Crawley (1) 2. Howard (3) / 3. Gennetten (5) 4. Crockett (4) 5. R. Martin (7) 6. Sutherland (9) 7. Baker (2) 8. Roosevans (10) 9. Close (8) 10. Butler (6) 11. Potter (11) DNS – Br. Elliott

Crawley and Howard cruised to the transfer spots to the main, while Gennetten was right there, but fell short.

B main three (started): 1. McClelland (2) 2. Blank (3) / 3. C. Martin (4) 4. Bruce (1) 5. B. Ryun (6) 6. Carpenter (7) 7. Ba. Brown (9) 8. Evans (8) 9. Daniel (5) DNS – Walton, Barker

Daniel flipped wildly into turn one after contact with B. Ryun. He was o.k. Early in the race, it was a three-way battle for the lead between McClelland, Blank and Bruce. McClelland and Blank would prevail. C. Martin also got Bruce for third on lap five.

A main (started): 1. Swindell (4) 2. Hagar (2) 3. Br. Brown (8) 4. Bergman (6) 5. Cornell (9) 6. Hafertepe (7) 7. Rilat (10) 8. T. Thomas (3) 9. W. Johnson (5) 10. Ball (11) 11. Covington (12) 12. Herrera (20) 13. McClelland (19) 14. Hahn (17) 15. Bogucki (24, prov.) 16. White (14) 17. Nienhiser (13) 18. Gee (23, prov.) 19. Howard (21) 20. E. Martin (15) 21. Bellm (1) 22. Blank (22) 23. R. Martin (25, prov.) 24. Paulus (16) 25. Crawley (18) 26. Utz (26, prov.)

Swindell shot around the front row to take the lead right away in the 41-lapper in honor of Jason Johnson. Hagar took second from Bellm on lap two before Utz stopped to bring out a caution. Swindell led Hagar, Bellm, Bergman and Thomas back to green. Most were running the low side of the speedway, which had been reworked prior to staging. Swindell was into lapped traffic by lap eight. Bergman took third from Bellm on lap 13. By the halfway point, Swindell was slicing through traffic and had nearly a half lap lead on Hagar. Nienhiser was running 11th when he spun 25 laps in. Swindell had seven lapped cars between himself and Hagar on the restart, leaving little doubt about the outcome even though there were 16 laps remaining. Cornell and Br. Brown were the biggest benefits of the restart. Cornell jumped from sixth to fourth, while Brown went from eighth to fifth. Three laps later, Brown would shoot under Bergman and Cornell into third. Bellm would bring one more caution when he stopped while running seventh with nine to go. Sammy pulled away for the $!0,000 payday. Bogucki, who was one of four provisionals, was the hard-charger.

POWRi Midgets

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Ryan Robinson 71 (1*) 2. Logan Seavey 67 (2*) 3. Zach Daum 5D (5*) 4. Blake Carrick 79 (4*) 5. Kory Schudy 28 (6*) 6. Karter Sarff 21KS (3) 7. Karsyn Elledge 83 (8*) 8. Hank Davis 42 (7) 9. Brendon Wiseley 721 (9)

8-lap heats worked the passing points system, taking the top 16 to the feature. Robinson led Seavey for the distance on the cushion. Daum worked by Sarff for third on lap three. Wiseley retired early.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Tucker Klaasmeyer 27 (3*) 2. Tanner Carrick 71K (5*) 3. Jake Neuman 3N (4*) 4. Holly Shelton 67K (8*) 5. Andrew Felker 56x (2*) 6. Holley Hollan 14JR (1) 7. Austin Brown 7F (6) 8. Sam Johnson 72 (9) 9. Presley Truedson 5T (7)

Felker led Klaasmeyer and Neuman early. Brown stopped with a lap down. Klaasmeyer jumped into the lead on the restart, while T. Carrick moved into fourth. At the halfway mark. T. Carrick shot from fourth to second using the low side.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Kyle Craker 85 (5*) 2. Tyler Thomas 91T (4*) 3. Michelle Decker 4m (2*) 4. Maria Cofer 57 (1*) 5. JD Black 7JR (8*) 6. Chase Porter 81 (3) 7. Chance Morton 7m (7) 8. Tyler Vantoll 30T (6)

Thomas led early ahead of Craker and Porter. Porter got sideways going into one on the second lap. Morton jumped his wheel and flipped. He was o.k. Vantoll was also involved as well. Thomas led Craker, Decker, Cofer and Black back to green. Craker shot into the lead and held it the rest of the way. Cofer had grabbed third but took a detour through the infield with two to go, losing a spot.

B main (started): 1. Morton (7) 2. Sarff (1) 3. Davis (4) 4. S. Johnson (5) 5. Hollan (2) 6. Brown (3) / 7. Truedson (8) 8. Vantoll (6) DNS – Porter, Wiseley

The 10-lap B took the top six to the A. Davis led Sarff and Brown early. Sarff would get by Davis in a good battle for the lead. Meanwhile, Morton was shooting forward from the tail. He was third by the halfway point, took second on lap six, and the lead on lap seven. It was a great rebound after getting upside down in the heat.

A main (started): 1. Klaasmeyer (2) 2. Seavey (8) 3. T. Carrick (3) 4. Thomas (4) 5. Robinson (5) 6. Shelton (6) 7. Daum (7) 8. Cofer (14) 9. B. Carrick (12) 10. Decker (11) 11. S. Johnson (20) 12. Neuman (9) 13. Schudy (13) 14. Davis (17) 15. Felker (15) 16. Elledge (16) 17. Black (10) 18. Sarff (18) 19. Hollan (19) 20. Brown (21) 21. Craker (1) DNS – Morton

Klaasmeyer led Craker and T. Carrick early in the 25-lapper. A mad scramble up front saw T. Carrick move into second and Thomas into third. Four laps in, Craker would get over the turn one cushion and crash. He was uninjured. Klaasmeyer again led T. Carrick, Thomas, Robinson and Seavey back to green. Seavey, who won Friday, moved into fourth on the rstart. 15 laps in, Sarff stopped bringing another caution. Seavey used that restart to gain third. The final yellow flew for a spun Elledge, the granddaughter of Dale Earnhardt Sr. Klaasmeyer would hold his lead, while Seavey snagged second from T. Carrick on the last lap. S. Johnson was the hard-charger.

 

 

 

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9/1/18

Lake Ozark Speedway

Eldon, MO

LOS 360 Nationals and POWRi Midgets

51 ASCS Sprints

27 POWRi Midgets

ASCS

Heat one (started): 1. Blake Hahn 52 (1) 2. Derek Hagar 9JR (6) 3. Sean McClelland 22s (3) 4. Brian Brown 21B (2) 5. Travis Rilat 1 (5) 6. Tony Bruce Jr. 86 (4) 7. Tim Crawley 1x (7) 8. Ben Brown 49B (9) 9. Bailey Elliott 99B (8)

8-lap heats took the top 30 to three qualifiers. This was a tough heat to start with as the track hadn’t widened out yet. Hahn led the distance from the pole after a motor change during hot laps. McClelland moved up into second early, ahead of Br. Brown. Hagar was on the move from row three, however, and took that spot on lap two and then passed McClelland for second at the halfway point. From there it was single-file around the bottom, relegating drivers like Bruce and Crawley straight to the B.

Heat two (started): 1. Kyle Bellm 14K (2) 2. Miles Paulus 21 (4) 3. Wayne Johnson 2c (6) 4. Jonathan Cornell 28c (5) 5. John Schulz 99x (3) 6. Harli White 17w (9) 7. Taylor Walton 0 (8) 8. TJ Muths 65 (1) 9. Brandon Barker 007 (7)

Bellm shot out and led the distance over Paulus and W. Johnson, who grabbed third on the first lap. Cornell made a big pass of Schulz for fourth coming for the white flag.

Heat three (started): 1. Dustin Barks 22 (2) 2. Mason Daniel 33m (3) 3. Danny Thoman 27 (1) 4. Matt Covington 95 (7) 5. Nick Howard 37H (5) 6. Wyatt Burks 9m (4) 7. Evan Martin 4 (6) 8. Jeff Wingate 8 (8) DNS – Broc Elliott 75E

Barks led wire to wire. Thoman held down second until Daniel banged his way by coming for the white flag lap. Covington moved into fourth on the second lap.

Heat four (started): 1. Rusty Potter 3P (2) 2. Jamie Ball 5J (3) 3. Tyler Thomas 91T (8) 4. Paul Nienhiser 9x (7) 5. Skylar Gee 99 (6) 6. Brad Ryun 1xx (4) 7. Scott Bogucki 28 (5) 8. Chris Martin 44 (1)

C. Martin led early over Bogucki, up from row three early, and Potter. Potter would take second from Bogucki on the second lap. Potter would then shoot under C. Martin to lead lap three. Ball would gain third and Nienhiser fourth on the fifth lap. C. Martin’s car started smoking early and finally led go with seven laps down. T. Thomas would come on lap to finish third from the tail.

Heat five (started): 1. Roger Crockett 11 (1) 2. Seth Bergman 23 (3) 3. Sammy Swindell 3s (6) 4. Ayrton Gennetten 3 (4) 5. Billy Butler 57 (2) 6. Tyler Utz 3V (8) 7. Frank Brown 43 (5) 8. Curtis Evans 1P (7)

Crockett led the distance with Bergman in tow. Swindell went from fifth to third on the second lap. Evans retired early.

Heat six (started): 1. Alex Hill 77x (2) 2. Randy Martin 14 (3) 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (6) 4. Johnny Herrera 45x (4) 5. Tyler Blank 75 (8) 6. Aidan Roosevans 6A (1) 7. Nathan Ryun 18x (5) 8. Forrest Sutherland 85 (7)

Sutherland was done with a flat right front tire before a lap could be completed. Hill led the distance, holding off R. Martin in a good race. Herrera ran third until Hafertepe moved up from sixth to take the spot on lap three. Hill bounced back after banging the wall in hot laps.

Qualifier one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. R. Martin (1*) 2. Hafertepe (3*) 3. Hagar (6*) 4. Daniel (2*) 5. Herrera (9*) 6. Paulus (4*) 7. Utz (10) 8. Blank (7) 9. Thoman (8) 10. Barks (5)

8-lap Qualifiers took the top 16 in combined passing points from heats and qualifiers to the feature. The qualifiers had an invert of six, putting the high passing point getters from the heats outside row three. R. Martin led the distance from the pole, holding off Hafertepe. Hagar slid by Paulus to take fourth on lap three, and then did the same to get by Daniel for third with two to go.

Qualifier two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Covington (1*) 2. T. Thomas (6*) 3. Hahn (3*) 4. W. Johnson (4*) 5. Ball (2*) 6. McClelland (7) 7. Rilat (10) 8. Gee (9) 9. White (8) 10. Potter (5)

Covington too, the early lead over W. Johnson and Ball. T. Thomas was fourth by lap three, and then jumped up to second on lap four. Hahn shot under W. Johnson for third on lap five. T. Thomas’s run gave him the pole for the feature.

Qualifier three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Swindell (4*) 2. Nienhiser (1*) 3. Bergman (2*) 4. Bellm (6*) 5. Crockett (3*) 6. Gennetten (8) 7. Howard (10) 8. Hill (5) 9. Cornell (7) 10. Br. Brown (9)

Brown hopped over Cornell’s rear tire at the start. They were both done. Swindell shot around the front row starters and won going away. Bellm moved up to fourth on lap four.

B main one (started): 1. Blank (3) 2. McClelland (1) / 3. Gee (4) 4. Bogucki (9) 5. Utz (2) 6. Roosevans (8) 7. White (5) 8. Burks (7) 9. C. Martin (12) 10. Butler (6) 11. Wingate (10) 12. Ba. Elliott (11)

McClelland led the 12-lapper early with Utz and Blank in tow. Ba. Elliott spun in turn four three laps in. Blank would work the cushion and ride around Utz for the second a final transfer on lap five. The following go-around, Gee followed him into third. Coming for the white flag, Blank would shoot around McClelland to take the win in exciting fashion.

B main two (started): 1. Rilat (2) 2. Gennetten (1) / 3. Br. Brown (5) 4. Walton (6) 5. Barks (3) 6. Thoman (4) 7. E. Martin (8) 8. Evans (10) 9. F. Brown (9) 10. Barker (11) 11. B. Ryun (7) DNS – Br. Elliott

Gennetten was penalized a row from the pole for jumping. Rilat led early, while Gennetten moved into the second transfer spot, followed by Br. Brown. Gennetten took the lead on the low side on lap two, but Rilat reclaimed it a lap later. Br. Brown would fall one spot short of a transfer.

B main three (started): 1. Howard (2) 2. Cornell (4) / 3. Crawley (7) 4. Bruce (6) 5. Potter (3) 6. N. Ryun (9) 7. Muths (10) 8. Schulz (5) 9. Hill (1) 10. Be. Brown (8) DNS – Sutherland

Hill spun in turn one, collecting, Cornell, who kept going, and Be. Brown, who pulled to the pits. Potter led early over Howard and Schulz. Schulz was moving outside of Howard going into turn one, when Howard moved up the track and sent him into the wall hard. He was uninjured. The restart saw Potter ahead of Howard, Crawley, Cornell and Bruce. Howard would shot to the point on the restart, while Cornell went from fourth to second to claim the final transfer. Crawley slid by Potter into third on lap four, but couldn’t run down the lead pair.

A main (started): 1. Swindell (2) 2. Hagar (3) 3. Bellm (6) 4. T. Thomas (1) 5. Bergman (10) 6. McClelland (20) 7. R. Martin (5) 8. W. Johnson (11) 9. Herrera (13) 10. Nienhiser (9) 11. Hahn (8) 12. Paulus (16) 13. Rilat (18) 14. Bogucki (24, prov.) 15. Covington (7) 16. Blank (17) 17. Crockett (14) 18. Daniel (12) 19. Gee (23, prov.) 20. Gennetten (21) 21. Howard (19) 22. Be. Brown (27, prov.) 23. Hafertepe (4) 24. Cornell (22) 25. E. Martin (25, prov.) 26. Ball (15) 27. Walton (26, prov.)

Five provisionals made for a bit of a mess in the 25-lapper. Walton got upside down one lap in. T. Thomas led Hafertepe, Swindell, Hagar and R. Martin back to green. Hafertepe shot around Thomas into the point, while R. Martin moved up to fourth. Hafertepe looked good on the cushion, until slowing to a stop five laps in. Swindell assume the lead ahead of Thomas, R. Martin, Hagar and Bellm. Hagar would move into third on the restart. Swindell would hit lapped traffic on lap 10, and check out. Behind him, Hagar would battle with Thomas before taking second with four to go. Bellm battled hard with R. Martin for fourth for several laps before claiming third with three to go. Sammy’s win was by a half lap. McClelland was the hard-charger.

POWRi Midgets

Heat one (started): 1. Tyler Thomas 91T (3) 2. Tucker Klaasmeyer 27 (6) 3. Jake Neuman 3N (2) 4. Ryan Robinson 71 (7) 5. Kory Schudy 28 (8) 6. Karter Sarff 21KS (9) 7. Karsyn Elledge 83 (4) 8. Tyler Vantoll 30T (1) 9. JD Black 7JR (5)

With two scratches come feature time, all drivers made the feature. Neuman led Thomas and Vantoll early in the 8-lapper. It became a made scramble, with Thomas taking the lead on lap two, and Klaasmeyer moving into third. Klaasmeyer would work around Neuman to nail down second.

Heat two (started): 1. Kyle Craker 85 (4) 2. Hank Davis 42 (1) 3. Zach Daum 5D (7) 4. Logan Seavey 67 (8) 5. Maria Cofer 57 (5) 6. Holley Hollan 14JR (2) 7. Hannah Adair 23 (6) 8. Chase Porter 81 (3) DNS – Mark Chisholm 56x

Chisholm had motor issues in hot laps. Thirteen-year-old Davis led early over Hollan and Craker. Cofer would shoot from fourth to second on the second lap. On the third go-around, Craker moved into second, whith Daum in tow. On lap four, Seavey continued the wild racing by going from fourth to second. Daum would battle back by him and Craker for second with two to go. The last lap was set up for Craker, who hit the cushion to go from third to an exciting win.

Heat three (started): 1. Tanner Carrick 71K (2) 2. Chance Morton 7MF (6) 3. Holly Shelton 67K (1) 4. Austin Brown 7F (3) 5. Sam Johnson 72 (8) 6. Blake Carrick 79 (4) 7. Michelle Decker 4m (5) 8. Brendan Wiseley 721 (7) DNS – Presley Truedson 5T

T. Carrick led the distance. Shelton was second early, ahead of B. Carrick. Morton did well to move up to third from the third row by lap three. He took second from Shelton with two to go.

A main (started): 1. Seavey (7) 2. Klaasmeyer (3) 3. T. Carrick (4) 4. Schudy (11) 5. Johnson (9) 6. Shelton (13) 7. Sarff (12) 8. B. Carrick (17) 9. Neuman (10) 10. Craker (1) 11. Decker (19) 12. Davis (8) 13. Cofer (14) 14. Porter (20) 15. Elledge (18) 16. Brown (15) 17. Vantoll (23) 18. Hollan (16) 19. Black (22) 20. Wiseley (21) 21. Robinson (6) 22. Thomas (5) 23. Daum (2) 24. Chisholm (24) DNS – Morton, Adair, Truedson

Klaasmeyer led Craker and T. Carrick early in the 25-lapper. A Carrick pass of Craker for second was negated when Chisholm flipped two laps in. He was unhurt. T. Carrick would again make a move on Craker when the green fell, but an oil line problem slowed Craker and brought another caution. Klaasmeyer now led T. Carrick, Thomas, Daum and Davis. A T. Carrick pass for the lead was negated this time when Daum flipped hard in turn four. He was o.k. Hollan and Elledge were also involved, but restarted. T. Carrick would find the lead this time, and Davis moved into third. Seavey moved by Davis into third on lap six, but Davis returned the favor a circuit later. Then Seavey had his hands full with a challenging Thomas. The leaders entered lapped traffic on lap 13. On lap 14, Elledge would spin. Thomas exited from the top five at the same time. It was then announced that T. Carrick had been penalized from the previous restart for not being in line. That handed the lead back to Klaasmeyer, ahead of T. Carrick, Davis, Seavey and Robinson. Under caution, Seavey pulled up beside the 13-year-old Davis several times. When he slid under him going into turn one under green, Davis tried to cut back under him and spun, collecting the fifth place Robinson. Klaasmeyer took off again, while Seavey got by T. Carrick for second with six to go. He then made his winning pass with three to go. Klaasmeyer stayed close, but settled for second. B. Carrick was the hard-charger.

 

 

 

Kerry Madsen Takes Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101 Point Lead!

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(Bill W) August 27, 2018, Monroe, IA – Kerry Madsen, the defending Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by www.OpenWheel101.com champion, took the lead in this year’s point standings for the first time on the strength of his win on Season Championship Night at the Knoxville Raceway. He passes Brian Brown, who suffered a mechanical setback when it looked like another mark in his win column at Knoxville on Saturday. Madsen’s lead is only 13 points.

Kerry (four wins) now leads Brown (seven wins), 2018 KCCS 410 Track Champion Austin McCarl (five wins), Terry McCarl and Cory Eliason (one win). Davey Heskin, Brooke Tatnell, Matt Juhl (one win), Paul Nienhiser (three wins) and Jacob Patton (two wins) round out the top ten.

There are three point eligible races over Labor Day weekend. On Friday, the MOWA series will visit Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. Saturday, the IRA will hit the Plymouth Dirt Track in Wisconsin, and Sunday, the IRA will be in action again at the 141 Speedway near Francis Creek, Wisconsin.

So far, there have been nineteen different winners in the 46 races contested with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101!

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Up Next!

Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA
Sun, Sept 2 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 668 (4)
Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 655 (7)
Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 588 (5)
Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 402
Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 372 (1)
Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 368
Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 331
Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 327 (1)
Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 223 (3)
Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 220 (2)
Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 199
Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 191
Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 184
Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 162
Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 160 (3)
Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 155 (1)
Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 155 (1)
Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 145
Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 140 (1)
Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 137
Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA, 134
Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 130
Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 130
Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 125
Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 122
Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 117
RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 115
Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 114
Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 113
Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 110
Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 105
Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 89
Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 83
Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 82
Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 76
Ryan Robinson, Foresthill, CA, 75
Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 74
Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 74
Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA, 70 (1)
Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 68
Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 66
Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 66
Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 66
Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 66
Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 65
Dave Blaney, Cortland, OH, 65
James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust., 58
Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 56
Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 55
Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 55
Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 54
Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA 52 (1)
Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust., 50
Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 48
Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 48
AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 46
Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 43
Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 42
Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 40
Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 39
Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 39
Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 38
Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 36
Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 36
Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 35
Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 32
Cale Conley, Vienna, WV, 32
Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30
Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 30
Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 30
Colin Smith, Sheldon, IA, 30
Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 28
Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 28
Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 25
Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 25
Jordan Martens, Sioux Falls, SD, 25
Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 24
Chase Briscoe, Mitchell, IN, 24
Jay Waugh, Canberra, NSW, Aust., 24
Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 24
Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 22
Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA, 22
Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 20
Paul May, Terre Haute, IN, 20
Brandon McMullen, Plymouth, WI, 20
Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 20
Justin Jacobsma, Hull, IA, 20
Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 18
Nathan Charron, Hartsburg, IL, 18
Brock Zearfoss, Jonesville, PA, 18
Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 18
Scott Uttech, New Berlin, WI, 18
Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16
Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 16
Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 16
Tommy Barber, Brandon, SD, 16
Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN, 16
Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 14
Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 14
Matt VandeVere, Zion, IL, 14
Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 14
Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 14
Brandon Ikenberry, Wichita, KS, 14
Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 12
Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI, 12
Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 12
Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 12
Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 12
Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 10
Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA, 8
Willie Croft, Roseville, CA, 8
Jacob Wilson, Crawfordsville, IN, 8
Michael Decker, Silver Lake, WI, 6
Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6
Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN, 6
Chase Wanner, Agency, IA, 6
Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE, 6
Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO, 6
Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 6
Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust., 6
Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4
Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL, 4
John Parker, Springfield, IL, 4
Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 4
Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 4
Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 2
Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 2
Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Feature Wins:

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (6)
Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (4)
Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (2)
Logan Schuchart, Hanover, MD (2)
Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (1)
David Gravel, Watertown, CT (1)

Tentative 2018 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com

Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold)
Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder)
Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Rain)
Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)
Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, May 18 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA (Cory Eliason, Selma, CA)
Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA (Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL)
Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Tue, June 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)
Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)
Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)
Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Matt Juhl, Tea, SD)
Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Thurs, July 26 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA (Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA)
Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA (Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL)
Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars (Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN)
Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55” (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55” (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA)
Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only) (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover” (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest” (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)
Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA (Rain)
Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA
Sun, Sept 2 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA “Herb Barlow Memorial”
Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial”
Sat, Sept 8 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial”
Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA
Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA
Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA
Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”
Fri, Sept 28 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA
Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA
Fri, Oct 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Sat, Oct 6 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO
Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 20 – Dodge City (KS) Speedway WoO

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Kerry Madsen Wins $5,000 Season Championship Night!

Jon Agan Takes 360’s, Ryan Leavitt Tops 305’s

Austin McCarl, Clint Garner and Eric Bridger are KCCS Season Champions

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 25, 2018) – After a lengthy delay due to a power outage, the Knoxville Raceway faithful were treated to three exciting features on Mediacom Season Championship Night Saturday. Kerry Madsen nabbed the $5,000 410 sprint car feature after inheriting the lead late from Brian Brown. Jon Agan won a duel with McKenna Haase to claim the 360 main event, and Ryan Leavitt led from start to finish to capture the 305 feature. Austin McCarl (410), Clint Garner (360) and Eric Bridger (305) were crowned Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series titlists for 2018.

Before a lap could be completed in the 25-lap 410 finale, Rager Phillips, Glen Saville and Chase Wanner find themselves pointing the wrong way in turn two. All rejoined the field. Brian Brown shot out from inside row two to lead early over Tasker Phillips and Kerry Madsen. Madsen quickly moved into the second spot, with Davey Heskin riding the low side in tow.

Brown was quickly into lapped traffic on the seventh circuit, opening up over a straightaway lead on Madsen. The battle was on for third, as Matt Juhl challenged Heskin and briefly took the spot on lap nine. Heskin regained the spot, while Austin McCarl continued to advance from his starting position outside row four. He got by Juhl and then set his sights on Heskin for third, passing him with five to go.

With just four laps to go, the leader suddenly slowed. Madsen, who had gained some ground in traffic, assumed the lead. He went on to claim his 21st career feature win here aboard the Tod Quiring #2m ahead of hard-charger Austin McCarl, Brooke Tatnell, Heskin and Juhl. Terry McCarl, Don Droud Jr., Josh Schneiderman, Tasker Phillips and Sam Hafertepe Jr. rounded out the top ten. Time trials were scrapped due to a power outage that saw racing finally commence around 9:30 p.m. Brown, Tasker Phillips and Terry McCarl won heats using passing points to line up the main event.

“I watched McKenna run the 360 A, and she was driving really hard (on the cushion),” said Madsen of his second win here this year. “I thought I don’t want to hit that thing. You had to be really cautious going into one. Guy (Forbrook) gave me a good racecar tonight, and the guys worked hard all week. It’s been a good year. I really want to thank the fans tonight for waiting for the power to come back on. Thanks to Knoxville Raceway for really handling it well too. I think this will give us some momentum heading into the rest of the season.”

“It was awesome!” said Austin McCarl of his Season Championship aboard the TKS Motorsports #2KS. “We had a great year at Knoxville with four wins. We came in with zero. Anytime you can win at this place is special. We struggled a little early in the year with qualifying and we got that figured out. I knew every time I pushed off that I had a great car come feature time. Hat’s off to Troy and Tammy (Renfro) and the rest of the team.”

What could have been a tighter point race in the 360 class, fizzled when Ryan Giles exited on the first lap of that 20-lap event. That handed the title to now eight-time champ, Clint Garner. Up front, McKenna Haase took control from the pole position, ahead of Matt Moro and Jon Agan. Agan was strong on the low side, however, and shot by Moro for second on lap four.

Haase was into lapped traffic by lap eight, before 360 Rookie of the Year Nate Mills slowed to a stop nine laps in. Haase led Agan, Moro, Calvin Landis and Sawyer Phillips. The next four laps saw a great duel between Haase and Agan for the lead. Agan slid in front of Haase twice, only to have her drive back by him. Finally, he made the bottom of one and two stick to pull into the lead for good, on lap 13.

Eighth running Tasker Phillips spun with six laps to go. Agan maintained his lead for his second win of the season here and twelfth in his career. Haase held second, ahead of Sawyer Phillips who grabbed third at the white flag. Landis, Moro, hard-charger Mason Daniel, Garner, Ryan Roberts, Cody Wehrle and Joe Beaver. Moro, Tom Lenz and Christian Bowman were heat winners.

“We’ve kind of been up and down,” said Agan of his season. “We’ve been really fast away from Knoxville. It’s been rough, but I know we’re fast. Chad Kemenah and I are good friends, and we’ve been talking about something for the last month. I didn’t want to try it and take the chance, but it was rocking. I just wish we had more race season, because that thing is good. It was a fantastic night and a way to cap it off!”

“The car was good all season,” said eight-time 360 champ Clint Garner. “I can’t thank Al Parker enough for everything he does with the engines, and J&J with the cars. Everybody really works hard all summer and dedicates their life to this. I’m just the lucky one who gets to stand up here, and take the pictures and thank everyone. It’s a blast to be here and get another one of these. I’d like to thank the people who raised the funds for the 360 purse this year.”

Ryan Leavitt was never seriously challenged after taking the early lead from the second row inside in the non-stop 18-lap 305 main event. Cruising the bottom of the track, he was pursued the distance by former track champ, Matthew Stelzer. He entered lapped traffic on the eleventh circuit.

Brandon Worthington had things working well on the low side as well, and had advanced from seventh to third with six laps to go. Young was fourth, ahead of Evan Epperson. Devin Kline, the all-time feature winner leader in the class was making his final career start and ended sixth, ahead of Rob Kubli, Eric Bridger, Mike Mayberry and Joe Simbro. Bridger’s championship was his second in as many years. Young and Leavitt were heat race winners.

“That was an awesome racetrack tonight,” said Leavitt, who picked up his third win here this season, and the fourth in his career. “I could run it about anywhere. These crew guys, they work their butts off. I could diamond the car off the top or run the car on the bottom the whole way through. This team has had a rough, rough three weeks, and we’ve grown together even more. I appreciate every single person over here. We appreciate the racing community that has really reached out to us…and all these great fans who stayed with us through the power outage.”

“It was a good year for us,” said the KCCS champion Bridger, whose title came aboard his father Dwight’s machine. “We had a rough start in the beginning. We definitely ran off a lot of wins and quick times. I have to thank my mom and dad and Gary Williams. Lucas Oil does a lot for the Knoxville Championship Cup Series too, and we have to thank them.”

Flat Track Motorcycles will be here for action on September 8. The 15th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals will commenced September 13-15. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com
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410 Results

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.0: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (2); 2. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (1); 3. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (3); 4. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (6); 5. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (5); 6. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (8); 7. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (7); 8. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (4)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.1: 1. 7w, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (1); 2. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (2); 3. 2m, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (5); 4. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (3); 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (4); 6. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (6); 7. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (7)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.1: 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (4); 2. 1m, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (2); 3. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (6); 4. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (1); 5. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (5); 6. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (7); 7. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (3)

A main (started), 25 Laps, 7:43.2: 1. Kerry Madsen (5); 2. Austin McCarl (8); 3. Brooke Tatnell (9); 4. Davey Heskin (6); 5. Matt Juhl (2); 6. Terry McCarl (4); 7. Don Droud Jr. (7); 8. Josh Schneiderman (13); 9. Tasker Phillips (1); 10. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (16); 11. Bill Balog (11); 12. Hunter Schuerenberg (10); 13. Lynton Jeffrey (17); 14. Carson McCarl (14); 15. RJ Johnson (18); 16. Bobby Mincer (21); 17. Jamie Ball (15); 18. Chase Wanner (19); 19. Brian Brown (3); 20. Bob Weuve (22); 21. Glen Saville (20); 22. Rager Phillips (12). Lap Leaders: Brown 1-21, K. Madsen 22-25. Hard-charger: A. McCarl.

360 Results

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.9: 1. 2m, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (1); 2. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (2); 3. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (4); 4. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (6); 5. 33m, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (3); 6. 57, Billy Butler, Sacramento, CA (5) DNS – 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.0: 1. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (1); 2. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (4); 3. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (3); 4. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (2); 5. 7w, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (6); 6. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (5); 7. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (7)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.3: 1. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (1); 2. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (4); 3. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (3); 4. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (5); 5. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (6); 6. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (2)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Jon Agan (7); 2. McKenna Haase (1); 3. Sawyer Phillips (9); 4. Calvin Landis (6); 5. Matt Moro (3); 6. Mason Daniel (13); 7. Clint Garner (14); 8. Ryan Roberts (8); 9. Cody Wehrle (10); 10. Joe Beaver (17); 11. Christian Bowman (5); 12. Tom Lenz (4); 13. Brad Comegys (18); 14. Billy Butler (16); 15. Mitchell Alexander (15); 16. Tasker Phillips (12); 17. Nathan Mills (11); 18. John Anderson (19); 19. Ryan Giles (2) DNS – Nate Van Haaften. Lap Leaders: Haase 1-12, Agan 13-20. Hard-charger: Daniel.

305 Results

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.9: 1. 26, Chase Young, Altoona, IA (1); 2. 5c, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (2); 3. 50, Mike Ayers, West Des Moines, IA (3); 4. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (8); 5. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (5); 6. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (6); 7. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (7); 8. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (4); 9. 3TJ, Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, IA (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (2); 2. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (7); 3. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (3); 4. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (5); 5. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (4); 6. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (8); 7. 64c, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (9); 8. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (1) DNS – 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:44.3: 1. Ryan Leavitt (3); 2. Matthew Stelzer (1); 3. Brandon Worthington (7); 4. Chase Young (2); 5. Evan Epperson (9); 6. Devin Kline (5); 7. Rob Kubli (12); 8. Eric Bridger (14); 9. Mike Mayberry (4); 10. Joe Simbro (8); 11. Casey Greubel (13); 12. Jayce Jenkins (11); 13. Mike Ayers (6); 14. Jeff Wilke (10); 15. Joel Thorpe (15) DNS - Dan Henning, Mike Johnston, Jon Hughes. Lap Leader: Leavitt 1-18. Hard-charger: Bridger.

 

 

 

Way Late Update for Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101!

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(Bill W) August 22, 2018, Monroe, IA – While I’ve been busy and haven’t been updating the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com point standings, the racing has been rolling along! Last weekend alone, Donny Schatz swept through North Dakota with the World of Outlaws and Austin McCarl picked up his fifth win of the season at Park Jefferson’s $5,000 “Nationals Hangover!”

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Brian Brown (seven feature wins) leads the current standings over defending champion Kerry Madsen (three wins), Austin McCarl (five wins), Terry McCarl and Davey Heskin. Cory Eliason (one win), Brooke Tatnell, Matt Juhl (one win), Paul Nienhiser (three wins) and Jacob Patton (two wins) round out the top ten in the standings.

This weekend’s races include the IRA stop at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin and Season Championship Night at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa. Be sure to check the updated schedule below!

So far, there have been eighteen different winners in the 45 races contested with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101!

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Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 655 (7)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 618 (3) Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 548 (5)

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 382

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 338

Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 337 (1)

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 331

Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 302

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 223 (3)

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 220 (2)

Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 199

Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 185 Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 184

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 160 (3) Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 155 (1)

Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 155 (1) Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 148

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 140 (1)

Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 137

Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA, 134 Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 130

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 129

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 122

Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 121

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 120

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 117

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 114

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 113

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 113

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 110 Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 105 Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 89

Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 83 Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 76

Ryan Robinson, Foresthill, CA, 75 Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 74

Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 74 Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 74 Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA, 70 (1)

Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 68 Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 66

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 66

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 66

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 66

Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 65

Dave Blaney, Cortland, OH, 65

James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust., 58

Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 56

Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 55

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 55 Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 54

Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA 52 (1)

Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust., 50 Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 48

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 48

AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 46 Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 43

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 42 Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 40

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 39

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 39

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 38 Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 36

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 36 Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 35 Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 32 Cale Conley, Vienna, WV, 32

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30

Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 30 Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 30 Colin Smith, Sheldon, IA, 30 Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 28

Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 25

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 25

Jordan Martens, Sioux Falls, SD, 25 Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 24

Chase Briscoe, Mitchell, IN, 24

Jay Waugh, Canberra, NSW, Aust., 24

Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 24

Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 22

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA, 22

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 20

Paul May, Terre Haute, IN, 20

Brandon McMullen, Plymouth, WI, 20

Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 20

Justin Jacobsma, Hull, IA, 20 Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 18 Nathan Charron, Hartsburg, IL, 18 Brock Zearfoss, Jonesville, PA, 18

Scott Uttech, New Berlin, WI, 18 Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16 Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 16

Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 16

Tommy Barber, Brandon, SD, 16

Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN, 16 Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 14 Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 14

Matt VandeVere, Zion, IL, 14

Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 14

Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 14

Brandon Ikenberry, Wichita, KS, 14 Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 12

Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI, 12 Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 12 Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 12

Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 12 Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 10

Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 10 Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA, 8

Willie Croft, Roseville, CA, 8

Jacob Wilson, Crawfordsville, IN, 8

Michael Decker, Silver Lake, WI, 6

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6 Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN, 6 Chase Wanner, Agency, IA, 6

Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE, 6

Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO, 6

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 6

Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust., 6

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 6 Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4 Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL, 4

John Parker, Springfield, IL, 4

Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 4

Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 4

Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 2

Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 2

Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Feature Wins:

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (6)

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (4)

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (2)

Logan Schuchart, Hanover, MD (2) Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (1)

David Gravel, Watertown, CT (1)

Tentative 2018 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Welcome to OpenWheel101.com www.openwheel101.com Brad Sweet Dominates Night #2 of the Knoxville Nationals! Thursday, August 9, 2018 Brad Sweet Dominates on Night #2 of the Knoxville Nationals!

Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold)

Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder)

Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Rain)

Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)

Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)

Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Fri, May 18 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA (Cory Eliason, Selma, CA)

Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA (Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL)

Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Tue, June 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)

Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)

Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)

Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)

Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)

Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Matt Juhl, Tea, SD)

Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Thurs, July 26 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA (Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA)

Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA (Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL)

Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars (Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN)

Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55” (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)

Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55” (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)

Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA)

Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only) (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)

Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover” (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest” (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)

Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Sept 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 2 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA “Herb Barlow Memorial”

Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial”

Sat, Sept 8 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial”

Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA

Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA

Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”

Fri, Sept 28 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Fri, Oct 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA

Sat, Oct 6 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA

Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO

Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

Sat, Oct 20 – Dodge City (KS) Speedway WoO

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Brad Sweet is Knoxville Nationals Champion!

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 11, 2018) – Brad Sweet completed a sweep of three events in seven days at the Knoxville Raceway, with his popular victory in front of a sellout crowd in the finale of the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. The win was worth $150,000 for the Grass Valley, California native and came aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing #49 team. The biggest win in sprint car racing was preceded by wins for Sweet in Thursday’s qualifying night, and Sunday’s Capitani Classic.

The parade lap for the finale was paced by the Jason Johnson Racing #41. When the green flew, Sweet took off from the pole and led early in the 50-lapper over fellow front row starter, Chad Kemenah, Donny Schatz, Aaron Reutzel and Kyle Larson. Larson moved by both Reutzel and Schatz to take third by lap three. Undeterred, Schatz worked back by Larson on lap six.

Sweet was in lapped traffic by the seventh circuit. Schatz took to the cushion, passing Kemenah for second on lap nine. Larson followed him into third on lap ten. Sweet built a lead of 3.8 seconds on lap 15, while Larson and Schatz engaged in an epic duel behind him. Meanwhile, Kemenah and Reutzel were also battling for fourth.

Rico Abreu was running ninth when he tipped over in turn four on lap 19. He was uninjured. Sweet led Schatz, Larson, Reutzel and Kemenah back to green. Larson slid in front of Schatz for second, before the field stopped for the mandatory red flag period on lap 25. At the time, the top ten included Sweet, Larson, Schatz, Kemenah, Reutzel, Tim Shaffer, Carson Macedo, Kerry Madsen, Shane Stewart and Ian Madsen.

Reutzel jumped into fourth, and Macedo cracked the top five on lap 27. Sweet missed his mark on lap 28, and Larson got by for a pair of laps, before “The Big Cat” took control again. He was in lapped traffic and pulling away again on lap 34. Schatz reeled in Larson, passing him with nine to go.

While Schatz’s car was getting better and sizing up Sweet, Kerry Madsen crashed with two to go while running eighth. That set up a two-lap Dash to the checkers.

Sweet hit his marks perfectly, and edged Schatz by .133 of a second. Larson, Reutzel and Tim Kaeding followed. Macedo, Kemenah, Logan Schuchart, Shane Stewart and hard-charger David Gravel rounded out the top ten. Dave Blaney won the D main, Sam Hafertepe Jr. claimed the C main, and Parker Price-Miller took the B main.

Special awards included the Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award won by Carson Macedo, and Rookie of the Nationals, won by Gio Scelzi. The Best Appearing Car went to Sheldon Haudenschild, followed by Terry McCarl and Brian Brown. Best Appearing Crew went to the Jason Johnson Racing #41, followed by the Stenhouse/Marshall #17 team and the Tony Vermeer Racing #55.

“How about that sh*t boys and girls?” asked an excited Sweet in Victory Lane. “I held off two of the best in the business. This car was flying all weekend. It wasn’t easy against the hardest competition in the world. I made a few mistakes. I wasn’t sure if I wanted that (late red) or I didn’t. Donny was breathing down my neck. I thought I better hit these two laps on the bottom perfect. They weren’t perfect, but they were good enough to get the win! I was uptight and nervous all day. That video of Jason Johnson came on (in pre-race ceremonies), and I teared up. My mind went really calm. I knew what Jason would do…just run the sh*t out of it! That’s what I did. I sure hope he’s looking down smiling. I dreamed about the feeling he had when he won it. It’s unbelievable! I just want to cry, faint, hug, kiss and drink lots of beer!”

“We were good at the end,” said Schatz. “We just had to go where he wasn’t. That yellow helped us with two to go and gave us a chance. We made the best of it, but he was really good. He could go anywhere on the racetrack. Hat’s off to these guys, they worked awful hard for it. They worked hard for it. We did our best…it was just second best.”

“It was a lot of fun,” said Larson. “It was a good race. I felt we were the best three cars all week. It was a lot of fun racing Donny the first half. I was able to get by him before the break, and give Brad a run there for a little while. I’m so happy for Brad. He’ll be my brother-in-law here in a month. It’s cool to have a family member win the Knoxville Nationals, and to get to duke it out a little bit there with him for the lead.”

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Results of the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores

D Main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. 70, Dave Blaney, High Point, NC (2); 2. 71x, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (3); 3. 7c, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (1); 4. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (4); 5. 99G, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (6); 6. 9R, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (5) / 7. 17w, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (8); 8. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (14); 9. 9x, Jake Bubak, Arvada, OH (10); 10. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (9); 11. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (12); 12. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (17); 13. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (7); 14. 84, Tom Harris, Banbury, OXFD, UK (16); 15. 25, Bobby McMahan, Elk Grove, CA (13); 16. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (15); 17. 28P, Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN (11); 18. 18J, Jenna Frazier, Rio Linda, CA (19); 19. 10, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (18) DNS – 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA; 12N, Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH; 44M, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA; 28AU, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust.; 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust.; 0, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust.; G1, Gary Taylor, Snohomish, WA; 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust.; 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK; 2c, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK; 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA; 4K, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA; 2mm, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA; 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA; 91, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ

C Main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (2); 2. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (6); 3. 35P, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (1); 4. 17x, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (13); 5. 44, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (3) / 6. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (8); 7. 7w, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15); 8. 29, Willie Croft, Fresno, CA (16); 9. 70s, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (17); 10. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (11); 11. 81, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH (10); 12. Kevin Thomas Jr. (20); 13. Dave Blaney (19); 14. 17wx, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (18); 15. 1x, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (7); 16. 91T, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (4); 17. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (5); 18. Skylar Gee (23); 19. Rager Phillips (24); 20. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (14); 21. John Carney II (21); 22. Matt Covington (22); 23. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (12) DNS – 3H, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust.; 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can.; 48, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA

B Main (started), 22 Laps, 6:18.5: 1. 71P, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (1); 2. 9, Daryn Pittman, Bixby, OK (3); 3. 5, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (7); 4. 4, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (4) / 5. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (9); 6. 24w, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA (2); 7. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (11); 8. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (16); 9. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (6); 10. 35, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (12); 11. Spencer Bayston (22); 12. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (19); 13. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (10); 14. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (5); 15. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (18); 16. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (13); 17. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (14); 18. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (20); 19. Skylar Prochaska (21); 20. 7s, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (17); 21. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (15); 22. Trey Starks (24); 23. 5H, Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust. (8); 24. Josh Baughman (23) DNS – 26, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN

A Main (started), 50 Laps, NT: 1. Brad Sweet (1); 2. Donny Schatz (4); 3. Kyle Larson (3); 4. Aaron Reutzel (5); 5. Tim Kaeding (10); 6. Carson Macedo (8); 7. Chad Kemenah (2); 8. Logan Schuchart (17); 9. Shane Stewart (15); 10. David Gravel (23); 11. Ian Madsen (11); 12. Tim Shaffer (7); 13. Jacob Allen (12); 14. Gio Scelzi (9); 15. Greg Hodnett (14); 16. Dominic Scelzi (25); 17. Daryn Pittman (22); 18. Parker Price-Miller (21); 19. Brock Zearfoss (24); 20. Matt Juhl (20); 21. Paul McMahan (19); 22. Kerry Madsen (6); 23. Terry McCarl (16); 24. Rico Abreu (13); 25. Brian Brown (18). Lap Leaders: Sweet 1-27, Larson 28-29, Sweet 30-50. Hard-charger: Gravel.

 

Carson Macedo Wins 17th Annual Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 11, 2018 – Carson Macedo’s strong Southern Iowa Sprintweek netted him the 2018 Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award! His 330 points bested second place Gio Scelzi (237), Terry McCarl (256), Tim Kaeding (250) and Cory Eliason (233).

Beaver Drill & Tool Company of Kansas City is the new title sponsor of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award for 2018. The Vielhauer family, well-known in the sprint car racing community and owners of Beaver Drill & Tool Co., have increased the prize money to $2,000 for first, $1,250 for second and $750 for third.

2018 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Final Top Five

1. Carson Macedo, California, 330 points ($2,000); 2. Gio Scelzi, California, 287 points ($1,250); 3. Terry McCarl, Iowa, 256 points ($750); 4. Tim Kaeding, California, 250 points; 5. Cory Eliason, California, 233 points

History of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings…

2017 - 1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 332 points ($1,500); 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 261 points; 3. Brad Sweet, California, 238 points; 4. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 236 points; 5. Trey Starks, Washington, 218 points

2016 – 1. Jamie Veal, Victoria, 271 points ($2,500); 2. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 257 points ($1,000); 3. Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 222 points ($500); 4. Terry McCarl, Iowa 221 points; 5. Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 217 points.

2015 – 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 277 points ($2,500); 2., Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 275 points ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 259 points ($500); 4., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 246 points; 5., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 234 points.

2014 – 1., Brian Brown, Missouri, 296 points ($2,500); 2., Mark Dobmeier, North Dakota, 271 points ($1,000); 3., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 257 points ($500); 4., Ian Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 232 points; 5., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Texas, 219 points.

2013 - 1., Kevin Swindell, Tennessee, 312 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 288 points ($1,000); 3., Kyle Larson, California, 285 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 268 points; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 250 points.

2012 - 1., Kyle Larson, California, 350 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 276 points ($1,000); 3., Tim Kaeding, California, 268 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 253 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 246 points.

2011 - 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 321 points ($2,500); 2., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 291 points ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 259 points ($500); 4., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 237 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 227 points.

2010 – 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 229 ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 219 ($500); 4., Bronson Maeschen, Iowa, 215; 5., Brian Brown, Missouri, 207.

2009 - 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 253 ($1,000); 3., Johnny Herrera, New Mexico, 239 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 224; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 213.

2008 - 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 314 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 274 ($1,000); 3., Brooke Tatnell ($500), New South Wales, Australia, 271; 4., Tyler Walker, California, 261; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 233.

2007 – 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 266 points ($2,500); 2., Kaley Gharst, Illinois, 252 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 249 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 192; 5., Jonathan Allard, California, 182.

2006 – 1., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 309 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 247 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 227 ($500); 4., Don Droud, Jr., Nebraska, 201; 5., Gary Wright, Texas, 187.

2005 – 1., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 303 points ($2,500); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 258 ($1,000); 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 235; 4., Jesse Hockett, Missouri, 227; 5., Jesse Giannetto, Iowa, 214.

2004 - 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 217 points ($3,000); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 183; 3., Zach Chappell, Oklahoma, 182; 4., Tim Kaeding, California, 165; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 160.

2003 – 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 238 points ($2,500); 2., Erin Crocker, Massachusetts, 186; 3., Travis Rilat, Texas, 183; 4., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 177; 5., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 175.

2002 – 1., Ricky Logan, Arkansas, 202 points ($1,500); 2., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 186; 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 171; 4., Brad Furr, California, 170; 5., Kasey Kahne, Washington, 160.

Those seeking information on the two participating tracks of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

Carson Macedo Leads 17th Annual Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings Heading into Saturday finale!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 11, 2018 – Carson Macedo’s finish in Friday’s Speed Sport World Challenge has garnered him the lead in the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” point standings. The final event is Saturday night’s 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals finale! Macedo needs only to take the green in the championship event to clinch the “Mr. Sprint Car” title!

Beaver Drill & Tool Company of Kansas City is the new title sponsor of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award for 2018. The Vielhauer family, well-known in the sprint car racing community and owners of Beaver Drill & Tool Co., have increased the prize money to $2,000 for first, $1,250 for second and $750 for third.

Current 2018 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings…

1. Carson Macedo, California, 285 points; 2. Gio Scelzi, California, 250 points; 3. Terry McCarl, Iowa, 228 points; 4. Cory Eliason, California, 223 points; 5. Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 222 points; 6. Tim Kaeding, California, 194 points; 7. Dominic Scelzi, California, 186 points; 8. (tie) Brian Brown, 184 points; Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 184 points; 10. Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 181 points.

History of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings…

2017 - 1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 332 points ($1,500); 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 261 points; 3. Brad Sweet, California, 238 points; 4. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 236 points; 5. Trey Starks, Washington, 218 points

2016 – 1. Jamie Veal, Victoria, 271 points ($2,500); 2. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 257 points ($1,000); 3. Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 222 points ($500); 4. Terry McCarl, Iowa 221 points; 5. Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 217 points.

2015 – 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 277 points ($2,500); 2., Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 275 points ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 259 points ($500); 4., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 246 points; 5., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 234 points.

2014 – 1., Brian Brown, Missouri, 296 points ($2,500); 2., Mark Dobmeier, North Dakota, 271 points ($1,000); 3., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 257 points ($500); 4., Ian Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 232 points; 5., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Texas, 219 points.

2013 - 1., Kevin Swindell, Tennessee, 312 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 288 points ($1,000); 3., Kyle Larson, California, 285 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 268 points; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 250 points.

2012 - 1., Kyle Larson, California, 350 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 276 points ($1,000); 3., Tim Kaeding, California, 268 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 253 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 246 points.

2011 - 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 321 points ($2,500); 2., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 291 points ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 259 points ($500); 4., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 237 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 227 points.

2010 – 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 229 ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 219 ($500); 4., Bronson Maeschen, Iowa, 215; 5., Brian Brown, Missouri, 207.

2009 - 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 253 ($1,000); 3., Johnny Herrera, New Mexico, 239 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 224; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 213.

2008 - 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 314 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 274 ($1,000); 3., Brooke Tatnell ($500), New South Wales, Australia, 271; 4., Tyler Walker, California, 261; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 233.

2007 – 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 266 points ($2,500); 2., Kaley Gharst, Illinois, 252 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 249 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 192; 5., Jonathan Allard, California, 182.

2006 – 1., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 309 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 247 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 227 ($500); 4., Don Droud, Jr., Nebraska, 201; 5., Gary Wright, Texas, 187.

2005 – 1., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 303 points ($2,500); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 258 ($1,000); 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 235; 4., Jesse Hockett, Missouri, 227; 5., Jesse Giannetto, Iowa, 214.

2004 - 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 217 points ($3,000); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 183; 3., Zach Chappell, Oklahoma, 182; 4., Tim Kaeding, California, 165; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 160.

2003 – 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 238 points ($2,500); 2., Erin Crocker, Massachusetts, 186; 3., Travis Rilat, Texas, 183; 4., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 177; 5., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 175.

2002 – 1., Ricky Logan, Arkansas, 202 points ($1,500); 2., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 186; 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 171; 4., Brad Furr, California, 170; 5., Kasey Kahne, Washington, 160.

Those seeking information on the two participating tracks of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

Redemption for Logan Schuchart on Hard Knox Night at Knoxville!

Dominic Scelzi Cashes in “Golden Ticket” with World Challenge Win

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 10, 2018) – Logan Schuchart took a big step towards redeeming himself with his first career win at the Knoxville Raceway in Friday’s FVP “Hard Knox” Night at the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals. After being disqualified Wednesday for not visiting the scales in a transfer spot, the Hanover, Pennsylvania native won a spirited duel with Brian Brown to claim the win and a guaranteed spot in Saturday night’s $150,000 to win championship event. Brown will join him in the “Big Dance” along with Paul McMahan and Matt Juhl as the top four finishers (full Saturday lineups below).

Schuchart grabbed the early lead in the 25-lap main event, ahead of Brown, McMahan and Sheldon Haudenschild. When Haudenschild got sideways on the second lap, Juhl shot into fourth. On lap five, Brown rode the cushion by Schuchart for the first of four lead changes. The leaders entered lapped traffic on lap eight, and Juhl got by McMahan for third.

Schuchart found his way back to the point in heavy lapped traffic on the tenth circuit before Spencer Bayston got into the turn one wall. Haudenschild grabbed the final transfer from Juhl on the restart, in a battle that was every bit as good as the one for the lead. Juhl would snatch it back at the halfway point.

Brown would recapture the lead with ten to go, but Schuchart would rebound to regain the fore for good a lap later. Both Haudenschild and Jamie Veal pressed Juhl for the coveted fourth position. Haudenschild would shoot by for the spot, but a ride over the inside berm in turn three would give the spot back to Juhl.

Up front, Schuchart pulled away in traffic, and took Brown, McMahan and Juhl with him to Saturday night’s championship event. Haudenschild finished sixth and will start 11th in Saturday’s B. Veal, Sammy Swindell, Davey Heskin, Hunter Schuerenberg and Brent Marks rounded out the top ten. Schuchart and Brown set quick times over their respective groups, while Clint Garner, Don Droud Jr., Josh Schneiderman, Brown, McMahan and Haudenschild won heat races. Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Bayston took the B mains.

“If anyone was going to ask, I know where the scales are now,” said a happy Schuchart in Victory Lane. “My leader of this team (grandfather Bobby Allen who is in the hospital) has taught me its not about how you get knocked down, it’s how you get back up. He’s taught Jacob (Allen) and I since we were young kids if you work hard enough, you can get to where you want to go. He’s the man and a champion. He won this thing in 1990 with little to nothing. He’s my hero, and it’s weird him not being here. It’s the first race my grandpa has not been at since I was about ten years old. I know he’s watching, and he’s proud. He’s got both his cars in the A main tomorrow night.”

“I’ve never been so happy to run second in my life at Knoxville,” said Brown. “Logan…he does a phenomenal job, night in and night out. We were racing so hard. I knew I was using my tires up pretty good. I’m just happy. If you knew what we went through the last forty hours, you would cringe. It shows you to work hard and never give up. We start 18th tomorrow, and I’m ready. After last night, I figured there’d be no way. We had a vibration and figured out what it was.”

“I just can’t thank my guys enough,” said an emotional McMahan. “To be here at Knoxville, and put it in the show, I’m so blessed. Our team is just a bunch of misfits that give me a hell of a racecar every night. My wife’s not here, so that’s hard for me right now. My son and my daughter are here, my mom and dad and my brother are here. We’ve got the whole family here.”

“It’s unbelievable and a dream come true,” said Juhl of his first Knoxville Nationals A main start. “My guys worked their tails off. This is a phenomenal place to come to (and race weekly). I drive five hours every week to come here, and we will keep doing it. It’s awesome to come down here and you get treated so well. It sets you up for the Nationals too.”

Wild World Challenge

The Speed Sport World Challenge was a wild affair that saw Dominic Scelzi earn a “Golden Ticket” as Saturday night’s 25th starter in the Knoxville Nationals championship event. Allan Woods would tip over before a lap could be completed, and when Jordyn Brazier exited, it left just sixteen entries.

Brooke Tatnell led from the pole early over Skylar Gee, Scelzi, James McFadden and Cory Eliason. Scelzi would slide by Gee for second on lap four. McFadden would follow him into third three laps later, before the United Kingdom’s Tom Harris stopped in turn four.

Scelzi would use the restart to slide by Tatnell. McFadden followed him into second, while Austin McCarl moved into fourth. Tatnell would get over the turn one cushion and spin ten laps in. Carson Macedo, Kerry Madsen and Ian Madsen took evasive maneuvers to avoid him, with Ian suffering some right front damage.

Scelzi led McFadden, McCarl, Tim Kaeding and Gee back to green. Kaeding was on the move and used the low side to gain third on the restart. In some great action, McCarl would shoot from fourth to second on lap 12, before McFadden reclaimed the runner-up spot a lap later. On lap fourteen, McCarl and Kaeding put McFadden behind them and battled for second.

Meanwhile, Scelzi was pulling away for his first win here over Kaeding, McCarl, Kerry Madsen and McFadden. Macedo, Gee, Tatnell, Eliason and Terry McCarl rounded out the top ten.

“I’m so out of shape, I’m worn out!” said an excited Scelzi in Victory Lane. “My guys gave me a perfect racecar. We’ve been so good around here all year. I’m speechless. We’re in the show. I’ve been waiting 21 years to say that. Never in a million years did I think I’d win here, especially in front of a Nationals crowd on Friday night. I’ve got so many emotions running through my mind. This is the greatest moment of my life by far!”

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Saturday Night Lineups for the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores

A main

Row

1. 49 Brad Sweet (Grass Valley, CA) 10H Chad Kemenah (Alvada, OH)

2. 57 Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA) 15 Donny Schatz (Fargo, ND)

3. 87 Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX) 2M Kerry Madsen (St. Marys, NSW, Aust)

4. 49X Tim Shaffer (Aliquippa, PA) 41 Carson Macedo (Lemoore, CA)

5. 71 Gio Scelzi (Fresno, CA) 3 Tim Kaeding (San Jose, CA)

6. 18 Ian Madsen (St. Marys, NSW, Aust) 1A Jacob Allen (Hanover, PA)

7. 24R Rico Abreu (St. Helena, CA) 27 Greg Hodnett (Spring Grove, PA)

8. 2 Shane Stewart (Bixby, OK) 24 Terry McCarl (Altoona, IA)

9. 1S Logan Schuchart (Hanover, PA) 21 Brian Brown (Grain Valley, MO)

10. 13X Paul McMahan (Nashville, TN) 09 Matt Juhl (Tea, SD) 11. 1ST B TRANSFER 2ND B TRANSFER 12. 3RD B TRANSFER 4TH B TRANSFER

13. 41S Dominic Scelzi (Fresno, CA)

B Main

Row

1. 71P Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN) 24W Lucas Wolfe (Mechanicsburg, PA)

2. 9 Daryn Pittman (Owasso, OK) 4 Brock Zearfoss (Jonesville, PA)

3. 83 Cory Eliason (Selma, CA) 13 Mark Dobmeier (Grand Forks, ND)

4. 5 David Gravel (Watertown, CT) 5H Sammy Walsh (Orangeville, NSW, Aust)

5. 2KS Austin McCarl (Altoona, IA) 11K Kraig Kinser (Bloomington, IN)

6. 17 Sheldon Haudenschild (Wooster, OH) 35 Jamie Veal (Warrnambool, VIC, Aust) 7. 1 Sammy Swindell (Germantown, TN) 56N Davey Heskin (St. Michael, MN)

8. 97G Hunter Schuerenberg (Sikeston, MO) 19 Brent Marks (Myerstown, PA)

9. 7S Jason Sides (Bartlett, TN) 55 Brooke Tatnell (Sans Souci, NSW, Aust)

10. 26 Joey Saldana (Brownsburg, IN) 49J Josh Schneiderman (West Burlington, IA)

C Main

Row

1. 35P Skylar Prochaska (Lakefield, MN) 15H Sam Hafertepe Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX)

2. 44 Trey Starks (Puyallup, WA) 91T Cale Thomas (Fairland, IN)

3. 40 Clint Garner (Sioux Falls, SD) 39 Spencer Bayston (Lebanon, IN)

4. 1X Don Droud Jr. (Lincoln, NE) W20 Greg Wilson (Benton Ridge, OH)

5. 3H James McFadden (Ormeau, QLD, Aust) 81 Lee Jacobs (Dalton, OH)

6. 68 Chase Johnson (Penngrove, CA) 99 Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, OK)

7. 17X Josh Baughman (Odessa, TX) 19P Paige Polyak (Tiffin, OH)

8. 21K Thomas Kennedy (Winnipeg, MB, Can) 7W Tasker Phillips (Pleasantville, IA)

9. 29 Willie Croft (Roseville, CA) 70S Jeff Swindell (Bartlett, TN)

10. 48 Danny Dietrich (Gettysburg, PA) 17WX Shane Golobic (Fremont, CA)

D Main

Row

1. 7C John Carney II (El Paso, TX) 70 Dave Blaney (High Point, NC)

2. 71X Kevin Thomas Jr. (Cullman, AL) 95 Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK)

3. 12N Cole Duncan (Lockbourne, OH) 9R Rager Phillips (Pleasantville, IA)

4. 99G Skylar Gee (Leduc, ALB, Can) 7 Carson McCarl (Altoona, IA)

5. 17W Harli White (Lindsay, OK) 15M Bobby Mincer (Burlington, IA)

6. 44M Chris Martin (Ankeny, IA) 9X Jake Bubak (Arvada, CO)

7. 28P Brian Paulus (Mooresville, IN) 71A RJ Johnson (Tampa, FL)

8. 25 Bobby McMahan (Elk Grove, CA) 3P Sawyer Phillips (Pleasantville, IA)

9. 2K Kevin Ingle (Huron, SD) 28AU Allan Woods (Brisbane, QLD, Aust)

10. 84 Tom Harris (Banbury, OXFD, UK) 21AU Jordyn Brazier (Sydney, NSW, Aust)

E Main

Row

1. 0 Lynton Jeffrey (Sydney, NSW, Aust) G1 Gary Taylor (Snohomish, WA)

2. 17B Bill Balog (Hartland, WI) 28 Scott Bogucki (McLaren Vale, SA, Aust)

3. 10 Clyde Knipp (California, MO) 11 Roger Crockett (Medford, OR)

4. 2C Wayne Johnson (Tuttle, OK) 5J Jamie Ball (Knoxville, IA)

5. 18J Jenna Frazier (Rio Linda, CA) 85 Chase Wanner (Batavia, IA)

6. 2mm Matt Moro (Polk City, IA)

 

 

Gio Scelzi Leads 17th Annual Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings Heading Into Friday’s World Challenge!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 10, 2018 – Gio Scelzi holds a slim ten point lead over Carson Macedo heading into Friday night’s Speed Sport World Chalenge at the Knoxville Raceway. The rest of the top six in the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” point standings includes Macedo, Sammy Swindell, Terry McCarl, Greg Hodnett and Brian Brown.

Beaver Drill & Tool Company of Kansas City is the new title sponsor of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award for 2018. The Vielhauer family, well-known in the sprint car racing community and owners of Beaver Drill & Tool Co., have increased the prize money to $2,000 for first, $1,250 for second and $750 for third.

Current 2018 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings…

1. Gio Scelzi, California, 250 points; 2. Carson Macedo, California, 240 points; 3. Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 222 points; 4. Terry McCarl, Iowa, 187 points; 5. (tie) Brian Brown, 184 points; Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 184 points; 7. Cory Eilason, California, 181 points; 8. Shane Golobic, California, 172 points; 9. Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 162 points; 10. Joey Saldana, 158 points.

History of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings…

2017 - 1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 332 points ($1,500); 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 261 points; 3. Brad Sweet, California, 238 points; 4. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 236 points; 5. Trey Starks, Washington, 218 points

2016 – 1. Jamie Veal, Victoria, 271 points ($2,500); 2. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 257 points ($1,000); 3. Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 222 points ($500); 4. Terry McCarl, Iowa 221 points; 5. Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 217 points.

2015 – 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 277 points ($2,500); 2., Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 275 points ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 259 points ($500); 4., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 246 points; 5., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 234 points.

2014 – 1., Brian Brown, Missouri, 296 points ($2,500); 2., Mark Dobmeier, North Dakota, 271 points ($1,000); 3., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 257 points ($500); 4., Ian Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 232 points; 5., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Texas, 219 points.

2013 - 1., Kevin Swindell, Tennessee, 312 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 288 points ($1,000); 3., Kyle Larson, California, 285 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 268 points; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 250 points.

2012 - 1., Kyle Larson, California, 350 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 276 points ($1,000); 3., Tim Kaeding, California, 268 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 253 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 246 points.

2011 - 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 321 points ($2,500); 2., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 291 points ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 259 points ($500); 4., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 237 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 227 points.

2010 – 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 229 ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 219 ($500); 4., Bronson Maeschen, Iowa, 215; 5., Brian Brown, Missouri, 207.

2009 - 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 253 ($1,000); 3., Johnny Herrera, New Mexico, 239 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 224; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 213.

2008 - 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 314 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 274 ($1,000); 3., Brooke Tatnell ($500), New South Wales, Australia, 271; 4., Tyler Walker, California, 261; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 233.

2007 – 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 266 points ($2,500); 2., Kaley Gharst, Illinois, 252 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 249 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 192; 5., Jonathan Allard, California, 182.

2006 – 1., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 309 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 247 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 227 ($500); 4., Don Droud, Jr., Nebraska, 201; 5., Gary Wright, Texas, 187.

2005 – 1., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 303 points ($2,500); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 258 ($1,000); 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 235; 4., Jesse Hockett, Missouri, 227; 5., Jesse Giannetto, Iowa, 214.

2004 - 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 217 points ($3,000); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 183; 3., Zach Chappell, Oklahoma, 182; 4., Tim Kaeding, California, 165; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 160.

2003 – 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 238 points ($2,500); 2., Erin Crocker, Massachusetts, 186; 3., Travis Rilat, Texas, 183; 4., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 177; 5., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 175.

2002 – 1., Ricky Logan, Arkansas, 202 points ($1,500); 2., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 186; 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 171; 4., Brad Furr, California, 170; 5., Kasey Kahne, Washington, 160.

Those seeking information on the two participating tracks of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

Brad Sweet Dominates on Night #2 of the Knoxville Nationals!

Brad Sweet and Chad Kemenah Will Start on Row One Saturday Night

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 9, 2018) – Brad Sweet picked up where he left off in Sunday’s Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank, by dominating the Thursday Toyota Night qualifier for the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. The Grass Valley, California native took home $12,000 for his win in the Kasey Kahne Racing #49. Sweet also secured himself the pole position for Saturday night’s $150,000 championship event. He will be flanked by Ohio’s Chad Kemenah, while the second row will be comprised of Wednesday high point drivers Kyle Larson and Donny Schatz.

Sweet started sixth in the 25-lapper, but wasted no time in getting to the front. He had the lead by turns three and four, ahead of Mark Dobmeier, Rico Abreu, Terry McCarl and Jacob Allen. Josh Schneiderman smacked the wall on the backstretch and slowed to a stop to bring a caution one lap in. Sammy Swindell spun a lap later, but fortunately, just avoided tipping over.

The rest of the event went green. Sweet led the field back to green ahead of Abreu, who had passed Dobmeier, McCarl and Allen. Tim Kaeding moved into the top five on the restart, and then grabbed fourth from McCarl on lap four. David Gravel, who started 13th shot from sixth to fourth on lap five. Two circuits later, he worked by Dobmeier for third.

Sweet jetted into lapped traffic on lap nine. He built a huge lead over Abreu that eclipsed four seconds with ten to go. There was no stopping the “Big Cat”, who took the checkers ahead of Abreu, Gravel, Kaeding and McCarl. Chad Kemenah, Cory Eliason, hard-charger Shane Stewart (from 23rd), quick timer Carson Macedo and Kraig Kinser rounded out the top ten. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Chris Martin, Dave Blaney, Swindell and Eliason won heat races. Don Droud Jr. took the C main, while Macedo claimed the B.

“That was fun,” said Sweet in Victory Lane, who will also receive $2,000 from SprintCarUnlimited.com for earning Saturday’s pole. “The car has been on rails all weekend. The job is only half done now. We’re obviously in good position on Saturday night. That’s what it’s all about. I think we made a little bit of a statement tonight. We by far had the best car. I feel like they’re going to be gunning for us on Saturday, so we just need to do our job. I feel like coming to (races like the Capitani Classic)…it doesn’t pay a lot and the competition is so tough…I need that extra track time. I’m not Donny Schatz. We’ve been tuning on this racecar.”

“That felt good,” said Abreu. “We just keep getting our car better and better. Thanks to all the fans…it’s cool to see this place packed. It’s cool to be in this environment. There’s no place in the world that creates so much energy. It’s a lot like the Chili Bowl…and both are races we’ve had success at. Three years in a row to be locked in the A main, it just shows how good this team is.”

“We had kind of a disappointing day qualifying,” said Gravel. “We really needed to win that heat race. It just wasn’t a good night point-wise. We had a really good car early in that A main. It wasn’t what we wanted, but we made the best of it. We’ll move on, we just needed to qualify better.”

Two firsts for the Knoxville Nationals occurred. Gio Scelzi, just 16 years, eight months and 14 days old this Saturday, will become the youngest driver to ever qualify for the championship event. That eclipses Jeff Gordon’s 1989 start at 18 years, and 15 days old. Also, Tom Harris of Banbury, Oxfordshire, became the first driver to compete at the Knoxville Nationals from the United Kingdom.

The top sixteen drivers locking themselves into Saturday night’s A main in the first eight rows included Sweet, Kemenah, Larson, Schatz, Aaron Reutzel, Kerry Madsen, Tim Shaffer, Carson Macedo, Gio Scelzi, Tim Kaeding, Ian Madsen, Jacob Allen, Rico Abreu, Greg Hodnett, Shane Stewart and Terry McCarl.

Those drivers who will start in rows one through five of Saturday’s B main include Parker Price-Miller, Lucas Wolfe, Daryn Pittman, Brock Zearfoss, Cory Eliason, Mark Dobmeier, David Gravel, Sammy Walsh, Austin McCarl and Kraig Kinser.

Friday’s FVP Night will include the drivers who missed the top 26 in points. The top four finishers in Friday night’s main event will earn starting spots 17-20 in Saturday’s championship. The fifth place finisher will start 11th in Saturday’s B. The $10,000 Speed Sport World Challenge will also be run. If the winner of the race has not qualified already for Saturday night’s main event, they will be awarded the 25th starting spot. Two-time and defending World Series Sprintcars (WSS) champion James McFadden will start on the pole, alongside Lynton Jeffrey.

The 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores continues with FVP night, Friday, August 10. There are still tickets available for the biggest event in sprint car racing! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com! Knoxville Raceway - Sprint Car Capital of the World! www.knoxvilleraceway.com Knoxville Raceway: 5h: 8 more days until the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store on August 8-11!!! Order tickets now! ️ bit.ly/2u1lVMo more

Toyota Night #2 of the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 41, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (9), 15.520; 2. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (6), 15.608; 3. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (20), 15.627; 4. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (1), 15.634; 5. 71P, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (41), 15.643; 6. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Au (19), 15.691; 7. 44, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (5), 15.748; 8. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (10), 15.767; 9. 2, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (50), 15.783; 10. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (18), 15.810; 11. 91T, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (3), 15.838; 12. 1X, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (2), 15.857; 13. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (47), 15.861; 14. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (36), 15.862; 15. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (35), 15.894; 16. 7C, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (21), 15.902; 17. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (33), 15.925; 18. 99G, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (14), 15.942; 19. 48, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (16), 15.948; 20. 35, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (34), 15.97; 21. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (26), 15.977; 22. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (40), 15.980; 23. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (13), 15.982; 24. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (44), 15.985; 25. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (49), 15.989; 26. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (23), 15.993; 27. 26, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (42), 16.001; 28. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (12), 16.005; 29. 5, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (46), 16.020; 30. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (31), 16.026; 31. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (45), 16.032; 32. 9R, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15), 16.059; 33. 70, Dave Blaney, High Point, NC (11), 16.076; 34. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (51), 16.084; 35. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (39), 16.121; 36. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (29), 16.123; 37. 44M, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (7), 16.125; 38. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (48), 16.137; 39. G1, Gary Taylor, Snohomish, WA (37), 16.150; 40. 25, Bobby McMahan, Elk Grove, CA (22), 16.204; 41. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (28), 16.214; 42. 35P, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (17), 16.244; 43. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (25), 16.258; 44. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (43), 16.259; 45. 28AU, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (32), 16.274; 46. 81, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH (30), 16.308; 47. 3X, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (24), 16.308; 48. 91, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (27), 16.332; 49. 18J, Jenna Frazier, Rio Linda, CA (8), 17.756; 50. 84, Tom Harris, Banbury, OXFD, UK (38), 18.088; 51. 2MM, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (4), NT.

Heat one (started), 10 Laps, 2:42.8: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 2. Mark Dobmeier (4); 3. Kraig Kinser (3); 4. John Carney II (5) / 5. Scott Bogucki (7); 6. Carson Macedo (8); 7. Matt Covington (1); 8. Cale Thomas (6) / 9. Lee Jacobs (10); 10. Thomas Kennedy (9)

Heat two (started), 10 Laps, 2:47.1: 1. Chris Martin (1); 2. Rico Abreu (5); 3. Spencer Bayston (4); 4. Chad Kemenah (8) / 5. Rager Phillips (2); 6. Jac Haudenschild (10); 7. Joey Saldana (3); 8. Trey Starks (7) / 9. Skylar Prochaska (9); 10. Don Droud Jr. (6)

Heat three (started), 10 Laps, 2:45.9: 1. Dave Blaney (2); 2. Tim Kaeding (6); 3. Harli White (3); 4. Jacob Allen (8) / 5. Skylar Gee (5); 6. Greg Wilson (9); 7. Jordyn Brazier (4); 8. Paige Polyak (7) / 9. Kyle Reinhardt (10); 10. Brian Brown (1)

Heat four (started), 10 Laps, 2:44.2: 1. Sammy Swindell (2); 2. Brad Sweet (8); 3. Gary Taylor (1); 4. David Gravel (3) / 5. Shane Stewart (7); 6. Brooke Tatnell (4); 7. Josh Baughman (6); 8. Danny Dietrich (5) / 9. RJ Johnson (9); 10. Jenna Frazier (10)

Heat five (started), 10 Laps, 2:45.1: 1. Cory Eliason (4); 2. Wayne Johnson (2); 3. Josh Schneiderman (3); 4. Terry McCarl (6); 5. Parker Price-Miller (8); 6. Jamie Veal (5); 7. Carson McCarl (7); 8. Allan Woods (9); 9. Bobby McMahan (1); 10. Tom Harris (10)

C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:18.1: 1. Don Droud Jr. (1); 2. RJ Johnson (4); 3. Bobby McMahan (2); 4. Lee Jacobs (5) / 5. Skylar Prochaska (3); 6. Tom Harris (6) DNS - 7. Thomas Kennedy; 8. Kyle Reinhardt; 9. Brian Brown; 10. Jenna Frazier; 11. Matt Moro

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Carson Macedo (1); 2. Parker Price-Miller (2); 3. Shane Stewart (6); 4. Jamie Veal (12) / 5. Scott Bogucki (3); 6. Danny Dietrich (11); 7. Don Droud Jr. (19); 8. Cale Thomas (8); 9. Josh Baughman (9); 10. Greg Wilson (18); 11. Skylar Gee (10); 12. Brooke Tatnell (14); 13. Rager Phillips (16); 14. Lee Jacobs (23); 15. Allan Woods (17); 16. RJ Johnson (22); 17. Paige Polyak (5); 18. Trey Starks (4); 19. Joey Saldana (15); 20. Carson McCarl (7); 21. Jordyn Brazier (13); 22. Jac Haudenschild (20); 23. Bobby McMahan (21); DNS - 24. Matt Covington

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Brad Sweet (6); 2. Rico Abreu (2); 3. David Gravel (13); 4. Tim Kaeding (5); 5. Terry McCarl (4); 6. Chad Kemenah (8); 7. Cory Eliason (10); 8. Shane Stewart (23); 9. Carson Macedo (21); 10. Kraig Kinser (11); 11. Mark Dobmeier (1); 12. Jacob Allen (7); 13. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (15); 14. Parker Price-Miller (22); 15. Spencer Bayston (9); 16. Wayne Johnson (18); 17. Jamie Veal (24); 18. Sammy Swindell (17); 19. John Carney II (3); 20. Chris Martin (19); 21. Gary Taylor (20); 22. Dave Blaney (16); 23. Harli White (12); 24. Josh Schneiderman (14). Lap Leader: Sweet 1-25. Hard-charger: S. Stewart.

Final Combined Points

A main

1 49 Brad Sweet 491

2 10H Chad Kemenah 479

3 57 Kyle Larson 475

4 15 Donny Schatz 474

5 87 Aaron Reutzel 473

6 2M Kerry Madsen 473

7 49X Tim Shaffer 471

8 41 Carson Macedo 469

9 71 Gio Scelzi 468

10 3 Tim Kaeding 467

11 18 Ian Madsen 467

12 1A Jacob Allen 465

13 24R Rico Abreu 463

14 27 Greg Hodnett 462

15 2 Shane Stewart 458

16 24 Terry McCarl 455

B main

17 71P Parker Price-Miller 454

18 24W Lucas Wolfe 453

19 9 Daryn Pittman 452

20 4 Brock Zearfoss 444

21 83 Cory Eliason 440

22 13 Mark Dobmeier 437

23 5 David Gravel 431

24 5H Sammy Walsh 431

25 2KS Austin McCarl 429

26 11K Kraig Kinser 426

Friday Competitors

27 7C John Carney II 425

28 39 Spencer Bayston 424

29 09 Matt Juhl 423

30 11 Roger Crockett 421

31 28 Scott Bogucki 420

32 15H Sam Hafertepe Jr. 416

33 41S Dominic Scelzi 416

34 35 Jamie Veal 415

35 29 Willie Croft 411

36 13X Paul McMahan 405

37 99 Brady Bacon 404

38 0 Lynton Jeffrey 404

39 40 Clint Garner 403

40 4K Kasey Kahne 401

41 1 Sammy Swindell 400

42 3H James McFadden 400

43 1S Logan Schuchart 400

44 2C Wayne Johnson 399

45 71X Kevin Thomas Jr. 398

46 17W Harli White 396

47 91T Cale Thomas 395

48 70 Dave Blaney 394

49 5J Jamie Ball 392

50 44M Chris Martin 390

51 10 Clyde Knipp 390

52 49J Josh Schneiderman 390

53 17X Josh Baughman 390

54 1X Don Droud Jr. 389

55 85 Chase Wanner 388

56 99G Skylar Gee 384

57 48 Danny Dietrich 383

58 19P Paige Polyak 383

59 44 Trey Starks 383

60 15M Bobby Mincer 382

61 17 Sheldon Haudenschild 382

62 G1 Gary Taylor 378

63 7 Carson McCarl 376

64 56N Davey Heskin 371

65 7S Jason Sides 368

66 19 Brent Marks 367

67 55 Brooke Tatnell 367

68 17B Bill Balog 362

69 12N Cole Duncan 361

70 9R Rager Phillips 352

71 3P Sawyer Phillips 351

72 21AU Jordyn Brazier 348

73 97G Hunter Schuerenberg 347

74 26 Joey Saldana 344

75 17WX Shane Golobic 342

76 W20 Greg Wilson 333

77 28P Brian Paulus 319

78 95 Matt Covington 316

79 9X Jake Bubak 314

80 28AU Allan Woods 313

81 68 Chase Johnson 312

82 81 Lee Jacobs 310

83 71A RJ Johnson 310

84 25 Bobby McMahan 304

85 2K Kevin Ingle 302

86 3X Jac Haudenschild 301

87 70S Jeff Swindell 298

88 20 AJ Moeller 294

89 35P Skylar Prochaska 286

90 21 Brian Brown 283

91 21K Thomas Kennedy 281

92 7W Tasker Phillips 280

93 91 Kyle Reinhardt 268

94 84 Tom Harris 265

95 18J Jenna Frazier 259

96 2MM Matt Moro 230

Friday Speed Sport World Challenge Lineup (20 laps)

James McFadden, 400 Lynton Jeffrey, 404 Jamie Veal, 415 Dominic Scelzi, 416 Scott Bogucki, 420 Austin McCarl, 429 Sammy Walsh, 431 Cory Eliason, 440 Parker Price-Miller, 454 Terry McCarl, 455 Tim Kaeding, 467 Ian Madsen, 467 Carson Macedo, 469 Kerry Madsen, 473 Skylar Gee, 384 Brooke Tatnell, 367 Jordyn Brazier, 348 Allan Woods, 313 Thomas Kennedy, 281 Tom Harris, 265

 

 

Gio Scelzi Still on Top in 17th Annual Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 9, 2018 – Gio Scelzi turned in another solid night, finishing fourth on Brandt Professional Agriculture Night #1 of the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. That kept the Californian on top in the current Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” point standings heading into Thursdays Toyota Night at the Nationals. Currently, Carson Macedo, who qualifies tonight is in second, ahead of Sammy Swindell, Greg Hodnett and Brian Brown.

Beaver Drill & Tool Company of Kansas City is the new title sponsor of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award for 2018. The Vielhauer family, well-known in the sprint car racing community and owners of Beaver Drill & Tool Co., have increased the prize money to $2,000 for first, $1,250 for second and $750 for third.

Current 2018 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings…

1. Gio Scelzi, California, 250 points; 2. Carson Macedo, California, 198 points; 3. Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 189 points; 4. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 184 points; 5. Brian Brown, Missouri, 174 points; 6. Shane Golobic, California, 172 points; 7. Joey Saldana, Indiana, 148 points; 8. Terry McCarl, Iowa, 141 points; 9. (tie) Cory Eliason, California, 137 points; Trey Starks, Washington, 137 points.

History of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings…

2017 - 1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 332 points ($1,500); 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 261 points; 3. Brad Sweet, California, 238 points; 4. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 236 points; 5. Trey Starks, Washington, 218 points

2016 – 1. Jamie Veal, Victoria, 271 points ($2,500); 2. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 257 points ($1,000); 3. Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 222 points ($500); 4. Terry McCarl, Iowa 221 points; 5. Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 217 points.

2015 – 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 277 points ($2,500); 2., Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 275 points ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 259 points ($500); 4., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 246 points; 5., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 234 points.

2014 – 1., Brian Brown, Missouri, 296 points ($2,500); 2., Mark Dobmeier, North Dakota, 271 points ($1,000); 3., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 257 points ($500); 4., Ian Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 232 points; 5., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Texas, 219 points.

2013 - 1., Kevin Swindell, Tennessee, 312 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 288 points ($1,000); 3., Kyle Larson, California, 285 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 268 points; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 250 points.

2012 - 1., Kyle Larson, California, 350 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 276 points ($1,000); 3., Tim Kaeding, California, 268 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 253 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 246 points.

2011 - 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 321 points ($2,500); 2., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 291 points ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 259 points ($500); 4., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 237 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 227 points.

2010 – 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 229 ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 219 ($500); 4., Bronson Maeschen, Iowa, 215; 5., Brian Brown, Missouri, 207.

2009 - 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 253 ($1,000); 3., Johnny Herrera, New Mexico, 239 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 224; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 213.

2008 - 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 314 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 274 ($1,000); 3., Brooke Tatnell ($500), New South Wales, Australia, 271; 4., Tyler Walker, California, 261; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 233.

2007 – 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 266 points ($2,500); 2., Kaley Gharst, Illinois, 252 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 249 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 192; 5., Jonathan Allard, California, 182.

2006 – 1., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 309 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 247 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 227 ($500); 4., Don Droud, Jr., Nebraska, 201; 5., Gary Wright, Texas, 187.

2005 – 1., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 303 points ($2,500); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 258 ($1,000); 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 235; 4., Jesse Hockett, Missouri, 227; 5., Jesse Giannetto, Iowa, 214.

2004 - 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 217 points ($3,000); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 183; 3., Zach Chappell, Oklahoma, 182; 4., Tim Kaeding, California, 165; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 160.

2003 – 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 238 points ($2,500); 2., Erin Crocker, Massachusetts, 186; 3., Travis Rilat, Texas, 183; 4., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 177; 5., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 175.

2002 – 1., Ricky Logan, Arkansas, 202 points ($1,500); 2., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 186; 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 171; 4., Brad Furr, California, 170; 5., Kasey Kahne, Washington, 160.

Those seeking information on the two participating tracks of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

Greg Hodnett Wins One for the PA Posse on Night #1 of the Knoxville Nationals!

Kyle Larson and Donny Schatz First and Second in Points

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 5, 2018) – Greg Hodnett won his first 410 feature at the Knoxville Raceway since 1994, on Brandt Professional Agriculture Night #1 of the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. The Spring Grove, Pennsylvania native led all 25 laps of the main event, holding off Tim Shaffer at the line, and garnering $12,000. Kyle Larson, who finished third, was high point driver of the night, followed by Donny Schatz, who drove from 21st to fifth, and had to make his way to the main event through the B main.

Hodnett led early over Brock Zearfoss, Shaffer, Lucas Wolfe and Gio Scelzi. Scelzi moved into fourth on lap two, while Larson entered the top five. Hodnett was getting into lapped traffic, when Jamie Ball could not avoid Clyde Knipp in turn four and turned over. He was uninjured.

Shaffer snuck under Zearfoss to take over second on the restart, and Scelzi and Larson followed him into third and fourth shortly thereafter. Austin McCarl slowed with motor issues with 14 laps in the books, bringing out the yellow flag. Larson used the restart to get by Scelzi for third. With six laps to go, Dominic Scelzi’s top ten run ended when he stopped on the frontstretch.

Hodnett took the field back to green ahead of Shaffer, Larson, Scelzi and Wolfe. Donny Schatz and Ian Madsen, who had to advance through the B main came from the back of the field, used restarts to surge through the field and salvage good point nights.

In the end, Shaffer would make a late charge, but Hodnett was too strong in the Mike Heffner #27. Shaffer finished second, ahead of Larson, Gio Scelzi and Schatz. Ian Madsen (from 22nd), Lucas Wolfe, Aaron Reutzel, Kerry Madsen and Zearfoss rounded out the top ten. Logan Schuchart set quick time on the night, but failed to go to the scales after winning the B. Brady Bacon, Ball, Dominic Scelzi, Clyde Knipp and Zearfoss won heats.

Larson (475) led the top ten in points, ahead of Schatz (474), Reutzel (473), Kerry Madsen (473), Shaffer (471), Gio Scelzi (468), Ian Madsen (467), Hodnett (462), Wolfe (453) and Daryn Pittman (452). (Complete Points Below)

“I knew we were probably sitting ducks,” said Hodnett of his restarts up front. “We only come out here once a year, and I don’t know where to go. I’d never really been in a position leading a race here. (Danny) Lasoski was texting (the crew) and giving them a few pointers. I want to thank him for that. This is huge for us after a poor qualifying effort and mediocre heat race.”

“How about this car?” said Shaffer, who won the 50th edition of the Knoxville Nationals. “My guys are making my job a lot easier. We needed to get every point we could get, and every position meant so much. We’re in pretty decent shape.”

“I kind of ran a little bit of a sloppy race there,” said the third place Larson. “Our car was really tight on exit, so it made it hard to be smooth and consistent anywhere I ran. All in all, it was a good night. We came and did what we had to do. Last year, I was a little nervous after Wednesday, having to talk to Chip (Ganassi), but we’re good to come back Saturday this year.”

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Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (3), 14.933; 2. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (5), 15.133; 3. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (24), 15.139; 4. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (1), 15.208; 5. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (18), 15.282; 6. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (2), 15.296; 7. 0, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (35), 15.305; 8. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (4), 15.346; 9. 4K, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (12), 15.350; 10. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (45), 15.368; 11. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (17), 15.406; 12. 13X, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (10), 15.422; 13. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (40), 15.424; 14. 24W, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA (28), 15.438; 15. 3H, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust. (20), 15.439; 16. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (15), 15.485; 17. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA (23), 15.531; 18. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (6), 15.577; 19. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (37), 15.588; 20. 4, Brock Zearfoss, Jonesville, PA (21), 15.614; 21. 11, Roger Crockett, Medford, OR (25), 15.647; 22. 5H, Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust. (31), 15.649; 23. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (41), 15.656; 24. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (30), 15.664; 25. 12N, Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH (26), 15.731; 26. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (39), 15.769; 27. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11), 15.811; 28. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (38), 15.824; 29. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (34), 15.827; 30. 29, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (7), 15.854; 31. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (33), 15.858; 32. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (14), 15.923; 33. 71X, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (19), 15.926; 34. 10, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (13), 15.948; 35. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (27), 15.964; 36. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (22), 15.976; 37. 17WX, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (36), 16.012; 38. 28P, Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN (32), 16.021; 39. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (8), 16.127; 40. 9X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (29), 16.144; 41. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (42), 16.224; 42. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (43), 16.380; 43. 70S, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (9), NT; 44. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (16), NT; 45. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (44), NT.

Heat one (started), 10 Laps, 2:39.9: 1. Brady Bacon (1); 2. Clint Garner (2); 3. Gio Scelzi (6); 4. Roger Crockett (4) / 5. Logan Schuchart (8); 6. Brent Marks (3); 7. Daryn Pittman (7); 8. Davey Heskin (5); 9. Chase Johnson (9)

Heat two (started), 10 Laps, 2:41.3: 1. Jamie Ball (2); 2. Sammy Walsh (4); 3. Greg Hodnett (5); 4. Kerry Madsen (8) / 5. Shane Golobic (1); 6. Paul McMahan (6); 7. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 8. Sawyer Phillips (3); 9. Kevin Ingle (9)

Heat three (started), 10 Laps, 2:40.2: 1. Dominic Scelzi (4); 2. Tim Shaffer (6); 3. Kevin Thomas Jr. (2); 4. Aaron Reutzel (8) / 5. Bill Balog (3); 6. Austin McCarl (7); 7. Jason Sides (5); 8. Brian Paulus (1); DNS - 9. Jeff Swindell

Heat four (started), 10 Laps, 2:42.3: 1. Clyde Knipp (2); 2. Matt Juhl (4); 3. Bobby Mincer (1); 4. Lucas Wolfe (6) / 5. Donny Schatz (8); 6. Hunter Schuerenberg (3); 7. Sheldon Haudenschild (5); 8. Kasey Kahne (7) DNS - 9. AJ Moeller

Heat five (started), 10 Laps, 2:39.7: 1. Brock Zearfoss (5); 2. Kyle Larson (7); 3. Chase Wanner (2); 4. Willie Croft (3) / 5. James McFadden (6); 6. Ian Madsen (8); 7. Jake Bubak (1); 8. Cole Duncan (4) DNS - 9. Tasker Phillips

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:15.7: 1. Donny Schatz (2); 2. Ian Madsen (3); 3. Daryn Pittman (4); 4. Austin McCarl (6) / 5. Paul McMahan (8); 6. James McFadden (9); 7. Kasey Kahne (7); 8. Sheldon Haudenschild (12); 9. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 10. Brent Marks (14); 11. Cole Duncan (13); 12. Bill Balog (16); 13. Shane Golobic (18); 14. Sawyer Phillips (15); 15. Davey Heskin (10); 16. Jason Sides (11); 17. Hunter Schuerenberg (17); 18. Chase Johnson (21); 19. Brian Paulus (19); DQ (Scales) - Logan Schuchart (1) DNS - 21. Jake Bubak; 22. Kevin Ingle; 23. Jeff Swindell; 24. AJ Moeller

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Greg Hodnett (2); 2. Tim Shaffer (4); 3. Kyle Larson (6); 4. Gio Scelzi (5); 5. Donny Schatz (21); 6. Ian Madsen (22); 7. Lucas Wolfe (3); 8. Aaron Reutzel (7); 9. Kerry Madsen (8); 10. Brock Zearfoss (1); 11. Daryn Pittman (23); 12. Willie Croft (13); 13. Sammy Walsh (10); 14. Brady Bacon (19); 15. Matt Juhl (12); 16. Roger Crockett (9); 17. Kevin Thomas Jr. (16); 18. Clint Garner (14); 19. Bobby Mincer (20); 20. Chase Wanner (18); 21. Dominic Scelzi (11); 22. Austin McCarl (24); 23. Clyde Knipp (17); 24. Jamie Ball (15). Lap Leader: Hodnett 1-25. Hard-charger: Schatz.

Wednesday Point Totals

1 57 Kyle Larson 475

2 15 Donny Schatz 474

3 87 Aaron Reutzel 473

4 2M Kerry Madsen 473

5 49X Tim Shaffer 471

6 71 Gio Scelzi 468

7 18 Ian Madsen 467

8 27 Greg Hodnett 462

9 24W Lucas Wolfe 453

10 9 Daryn Pittman 452

11 4 Brock Zearfoss 444

12 5H Sammy Walsh 431

13 2KS Austin McCarl 429

14 09 Matt Juhl 423

15 11 Roger Crockett 421

16 41S Dominic Scelzi 416

17 29 Willie Croft 411

18 13X Paul McMahan 405

19 99 Brady Bacon 404

20 0 Lynton Jeffrey 404

21 40 Clint Garner 403

22 4K Kasey Kahne 401

23 3H James McFadden 400

24 1S Logan Schuchart 400

25 71X Kevin Thomas Jr. 398

26 5J Jamie Ball 392

27 10 Clyde Knipp 390

28 85 Chase Wanner 388

29 15M Bobby Mincer 382

30 17 Sheldon Haudenschild 382

31 56N Davey Heskin 371

32 7S Jason Sides 368

33 19 Brent Marks 367

34 17B Bill Balog 362

35 12N Cole Duncan 361

36 3P Sawyer Phillips 351

37 97G Hunter Schuerenberg 347

38 17WX Shane Golobic 342

39 28P Brian Paulus 319

40 9X Jake Bubak 314

41 68 Chase Johnson 312

42 2K Kevin Ingle 302

43 70S Jeff Swindell 298

44 20 AJ Moeller 294

45 7W Tasker Phillips 280

 

 

Gio Scelzi Leads in 17th Annual Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings Heading Into Knoxville Nationals!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 8, 2018 – Gio Scelzi leads Carson Macedo by a narrow margin heading into the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. Sammy Swindell, Brian Brown and Shane Golobic round out the top five. Wednesday will mark the first night of qualifying for the “Granddaddy of them all”, the Knoxville Nationals!

Beaver Drill & Tool Company of Kansas City is the new title sponsor of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award for 2018. The Vielhauer family, well-known in the sprint car racing community and owners of Beaver Drill & Tool Co., have increased the prize money to $2,000 for first, $1,250 for second and $750 for third.

Current 2018 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings…

1. Gio Scelzi, California, 203 points; 2. Carson Macedo, California, 198 points; 3. Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 189 points; 4. Brian Brown, Missouri, 174 points; 5. Shane Golobic, California, 162 points; 6. Joey Saldana, Indiana, 148 points; 7. Terry McCarl, Iowa, 141 points; 8. (tie) Cory Eliason, California, 137 points; Trey Starks, Washington, 137 points; 10. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 134 points.

Carson Macedo, California, 148 points; 2. Brian Brown, Missouri, 143 points; 3. Terry McCarl, Iowa, 141 points; 4. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 134 points; 5. Gio Scelzi, California, 130 points; 6. Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 123 points; 7. (tie) Thomas Kennedy, Manitoba, Canada, 106 points; Joey Saldana, Indiana, 106 points; 9. Tim Kaeding, California, 96 points; 10. (tie) Dominic Scelzi, California, 94 points; Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 94 points.

History of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings…

2017 - 1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 332 points ($1,500); 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 261 points; 3. Brad Sweet, California, 238 points; 4. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 236 points; 5. Trey Starks, Washington, 218 points

2016 – 1. Jamie Veal, Victoria, 271 points ($2,500); 2. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 257 points ($1,000); 3. Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 222 points ($500); 4. Terry McCarl, Iowa 221 points; 5. Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 217 points.

2015 – 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 277 points ($2,500); 2., Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 275 points ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 259 points ($500); 4., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 246 points; 5., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 234 points.

2014 – 1., Brian Brown, Missouri, 296 points ($2,500); 2., Mark Dobmeier, North Dakota, 271 points ($1,000); 3., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 257 points ($500); 4., Ian Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 232 points; 5., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Texas, 219 points.

2013 - 1., Kevin Swindell, Tennessee, 312 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 288 points ($1,000); 3., Kyle Larson, California, 285 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 268 points; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 250 points.

2012 - 1., Kyle Larson, California, 350 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 276 points ($1,000); 3., Tim Kaeding, California, 268 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 253 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 246 points.

2011 - 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 321 points ($2,500); 2., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 291 points ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 259 points ($500); 4., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 237 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 227 points.

2010 – 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 229 ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 219 ($500); 4., Bronson Maeschen, Iowa, 215; 5., Brian Brown, Missouri, 207.

2009 - 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 253 ($1,000); 3., Johnny Herrera, New Mexico, 239 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 224; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 213.

2008 - 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 314 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 274 ($1,000); 3., Brooke Tatnell ($500), New South Wales, Australia, 271; 4., Tyler Walker, California, 261; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 233.

2007 – 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 266 points ($2,500); 2., Kaley Gharst, Illinois, 252 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 249 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 192; 5., Jonathan Allard, California, 182.

2006 – 1., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 309 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 247 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 227 ($500); 4., Don Droud, Jr., Nebraska, 201; 5., Gary Wright, Texas, 187.

2005 – 1., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 303 points ($2,500); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 258 ($1,000); 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 235; 4., Jesse Hockett, Missouri, 227; 5., Jesse Giannetto, Iowa, 214.

2004 - 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 217 points ($3,000); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 183; 3., Zach Chappell, Oklahoma, 182; 4., Tim Kaeding, California, 165; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 160.

2003 – 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 238 points ($2,500); 2., Erin Crocker, Massachusetts, 186; 3., Travis Rilat, Texas, 183; 4., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 177; 5., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 175.

2002 – 1., Ricky Logan, Arkansas, 202 points ($1,500); 2., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 186; 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 171; 4., Brad Furr, California, 170; 5., Kasey Kahne, Washington, 160.

Those seeking information on the two participating tracks of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

Gio Scelzi Takes Lead in 17th Annual Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings/Ultimate ASCS Challenge and WAR Sprints Tonight!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 7, 2018 – Gio Scelzi’s strong week continues, and the sixteen-year-old rookie of Southern Iowa Sprintweek racked up another top five finish in the Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Sports Lighting Monday night. The Fresno, California currently leads Brian Brown, Sammy Swindell, Carson Macedo and Joey Saldana heading into Tuesday night’s Sage Fruit Ultimate ASCS Challenge and WAR Non-wing sprint event presented by Searsboro Telephone Company at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa.

Beaver Drill & Tool Company of Kansas City is the new title sponsor of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award for 2018. The Vielhauer family, well-known in the sprint car racing community and owners of Beaver Drill & Tool Co., have increased the prize money to $2,000 for first, $1,250 for second and $750 for third.

Current 2018 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings…

1. Gio Scelzi, California, 176 points; 2. Brian Brown, Missouri, 174 points; 3. Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 151 points; 4. (tie) Carson Macedo, California, 148 points; Joey Saldana, Indiana, 148 points; 6. Terry McCarl, Iowa, 141 points; 7. Cory Eliason, California, 137 points; 8. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 134 points; 9. Shane Golobic, California, 121 points; 10. Carson McCarl, Iowa, 112 points.

Carson Macedo, California, 148 points; 2. Brian Brown, Missouri, 143 points; 3. Terry McCarl, Iowa, 141 points; 4. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 134 points; 5. Gio Scelzi, California, 130 points; 6. Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 123 points; 7. (tie) Thomas Kennedy, Manitoba, Canada, 106 points; Joey Saldana, Indiana, 106 points; 9. Tim Kaeding, California, 96 points; 10. (tie) Dominic Scelzi, California, 94 points; Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 94 points.

History of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings…

2017 - 1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 332 points ($1,500); 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 261 points; 3. Brad Sweet, California, 238 points; 4. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 236 points; 5. Trey Starks, Washington, 218 points

2016 – 1. Jamie Veal, Victoria, 271 points ($2,500); 2. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 257 points ($1,000); 3. Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 222 points ($500); 4. Terry McCarl, Iowa 221 points; 5. Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 217 points.

2015 – 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 277 points ($2,500); 2., Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 275 points ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 259 points ($500); 4., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 246 points; 5., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 234 points.

2014 – 1., Brian Brown, Missouri, 296 points ($2,500); 2., Mark Dobmeier, North Dakota, 271 points ($1,000); 3., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 257 points ($500); 4., Ian Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 232 points; 5., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Texas, 219 points.

2013 - 1., Kevin Swindell, Tennessee, 312 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 288 points ($1,000); 3., Kyle Larson, California, 285 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 268 points; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 250 points.

2012 - 1., Kyle Larson, California, 350 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 276 points ($1,000); 3., Tim Kaeding, California, 268 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 253 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 246 points.

2011 - 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 321 points ($2,500); 2., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 291 points ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 259 points ($500); 4., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 237 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 227 points.

2010 – 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 229 ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 219 ($500); 4., Bronson Maeschen, Iowa, 215; 5., Brian Brown, Missouri, 207.

2009 - 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 253 ($1,000); 3., Johnny Herrera, New Mexico, 239 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 224; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 213.

2008 - 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 314 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 274 ($1,000); 3., Brooke Tatnell ($500), New South Wales, Australia, 271; 4., Tyler Walker, California, 261; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 233.

2007 – 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 266 points ($2,500); 2., Kaley Gharst, Illinois, 252 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 249 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 192; 5., Jonathan Allard, California, 182.

2006 – 1., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 309 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 247 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 227 ($500); 4., Don Droud, Jr., Nebraska, 201; 5., Gary Wright, Texas, 187.

2005 – 1., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 303 points ($2,500); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 258 ($1,000); 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 235; 4., Jesse Hockett, Missouri, 227; 5., Jesse Giannetto, Iowa, 214.

2004 - 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 217 points ($3,000); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 183; 3., Zach Chappell, Oklahoma, 182; 4., Tim Kaeding, California, 165; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 160.

2003 – 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 238 points ($2,500); 2., Erin Crocker, Massachusetts, 186; 3., Travis Rilat, Texas, 183; 4., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 177; 5., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 175.

2002 – 1., Ricky Logan, Arkansas, 202 points ($1,500); 2., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 186; 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 171; 4., Brad Furr, California, 170; 5., Kasey Kahne, Washington, 160.

Those seeking information on the two participating tracks of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

Carson Macedo Heads 17th Annual Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings As Focus Shifts to Front Row Challenge!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 6, 2018 – Carson Macedo continues to excel in the Jason Johnson Racing #41! His second place finish to Brad Sweet in Sunday’s Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank has given him the lead in the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Point Standings heading into Monday night’s Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting. The event will be held at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. Brian Brown (2014 and 2017 winner of the award) is second, followed by Terry McCarl (2009 and 2015 winner), Greg Hodnett and Gio Scelzi.

Beaver Drill & Tool Company of Kansas City is the new title sponsor of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award for 2018. The Vielhauer family, well-known in the sprint car racing community and owners of Beaver Drill & Tool Co., have increased the prize money to $2,000 for first, $1,250 for second and $750 for third.

Current 2018 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings…

1. Carson Macedo, California, 148 points; 2. Brian Brown, Missouri, 143 points; 3. Terry McCarl, Iowa, 141 points; 4. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 134 points; 5. Gio Scelzi, California, 130 points; 6. Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 123 points; 7. (tie) Thomas Kennedy, Manitoba, Canada, 106 points; Joey Saldana, Indiana, 106 points; 9. Tim Kaeding, California, 96 points; 10. (tie) Dominic Scelzi, California, 94 points; Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 94 points.

History of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings…

2017 - 1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 332 points ($1,500); 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 261 points; 3. Brad Sweet, California, 238 points; 4. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 236 points; 5. Trey Starks, Washington, 218 points

2016 – 1. Jamie Veal, Victoria, 271 points ($2,500); 2. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 257 points ($1,000); 3. Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 222 points ($500); 4. Terry McCarl, Iowa 221 points; 5. Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 217 points.

2015 – 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 277 points ($2,500); 2., Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 275 points ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 259 points ($500); 4., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 246 points; 5., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 234 points.

2014 – 1., Brian Brown, Missouri, 296 points ($2,500); 2., Mark Dobmeier, North Dakota, 271 points ($1,000); 3., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 257 points ($500); 4., Ian Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 232 points; 5., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Texas, 219 points.

2013 - 1., Kevin Swindell, Tennessee, 312 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 288 points ($1,000); 3., Kyle Larson, California, 285 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 268 points; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 250 points.

2012 - 1., Kyle Larson, California, 350 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 276 points ($1,000); 3., Tim Kaeding, California, 268 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 253 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 246 points.

2011 - 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 321 points ($2,500); 2., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 291 points ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 259 points ($500); 4., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 237 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 227 points.

2010 – 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 229 ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 219 ($500); 4., Bronson Maeschen, Iowa, 215; 5., Brian Brown, Missouri, 207.

2009 - 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 253 ($1,000); 3., Johnny Herrera, New Mexico, 239 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 224; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 213.

2008 - 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 314 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 274 ($1,000); 3., Brooke Tatnell ($500), New South Wales, Australia, 271; 4., Tyler Walker, California, 261; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 233.

2007 – 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 266 points ($2,500); 2., Kaley Gharst, Illinois, 252 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 249 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 192; 5., Jonathan Allard, California, 182.

2006 – 1., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 309 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 247 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 227 ($500); 4., Don Droud, Jr., Nebraska, 201; 5., Gary Wright, Texas, 187.

2005 – 1., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 303 points ($2,500); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 258 ($1,000); 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 235; 4., Jesse Hockett, Missouri, 227; 5., Jesse Giannetto, Iowa, 214.

2004 - 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 217 points ($3,000); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 183; 3., Zach Chappell, Oklahoma, 182; 4., Tim Kaeding, California, 165; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 160.

2003 – 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 238 points ($2,500); 2., Erin Crocker, Massachusetts, 186; 3., Travis Rilat, Texas, 183; 4., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 177; 5., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 175.

2002 – 1., Ricky Logan, Arkansas, 202 points ($1,500); 2., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 186; 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 171; 4., Brad Furr, California, 170; 5., Kasey Kahne, Washington, 160.

Those seeking information on the two participating tracks of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

Knoxville Raceway’s Capitani Classic is All Brad Sweet!

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 5, 2018) – Brad Sweet was simply dominant in winning the 7th Annual Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank Sunday night at the Knoxville Raceway. The Grass Valley, California native went through an amazing gauntlet of seven match races to earn the pole of the main event and proceeded to lead all 25 laps aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing #49s, earning $5,000.

Sweet’s amazing run through the series of two-lap Pole Shootout match races came over Greg Hodnett, Shane Stewart, Terry McCarl, Brian Brown, Paul McMahan, Carson Macedo and finally, Josh Baughman. That earned him the pole position for the feature, and he led early over Baughman, McMahan, Macedo and McCarl.

Macedo, who has been strong all week, used the high side of three and four to shoot from foruth to second on lap two. While Sweet ran away from the field, McMahan garnered third with a pass of Baughman on lap seven. The leader was in lapped traffic by lap nine.

Eleven laps in, the ninth place car of Matt Juhl tumbled in turn two. He was o.k. The only slowdown of the event saw Sweet leading Macedo, McMahan, Brown and Baughman back to green. McMahan would jet to second, while there was plenty of movement back in the pack as well. Shane Stewart emerged from tenth to climb into the top five, and second B main winner, Kerry Madsen, who started 20th was soon in seventh.

Madsen would gain sixth with ten to go, while Macedo got back by McMahan for second. Brown would hustle into third on lap 17, as he too put McMahan behind him. Sweet built his lead until entering lapped traffic with five to go. It was no deterrent, as he would win by 2.3 seconds over Macedo, Brown, McMahan and Stewart. Hard-charger Madsen, Hodnett, McCarl, Chad Kemenah (from 16th) and Tim Shaffer rounded out the top ten. Lynton Jeffrey and Aaron Reutzel led their respective qualifying flights with quick time in the 67-car field. Shaffer, Brock Zearfoss, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Kemenah, Davey Heksin and Parker Price-Miller won heats. Jeffrey and Madsen claimed the B mains. Kyle Reinhardt was a flip victim in hot laps, and Rager Phillips tipped over in the first B main. Both were uninjured.

“I wish it was Saturday night,” joked Sweet in Victory Lane in reference to the upcoming Knoxville Nationals. “That’s what we came here to do, was to try a few things. We were really good in the A. There’s still room for improvement, but we did what we needed to do and got some notes. I think we’ll be in the hunt for sure. You just never know how close the second place car is, so you want to cover all your lines as best you can. I didn’t get through them as well as I wanted to. The racetrack was in great shape all night.”

“I can’t say enough about this (Jason Johnson Racing) #41 team,” said Macedo. “They’re giving me an awesome racecar, night in and night out. This whole family has been great to be around. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to drive this racecar. Brad was exceptionally good tonight. I really wanted to get a good restart there, but we stumbled a bit and Paul got around me. We had to work hard to get back by him.”

“It was a tough race really,” said Brown. “Track position was pretty key. It was pretty tough to pass at times. To come from fifth to third with the quality of cars…we’ll just take these podiums, add them up, and see where we end up next week. I’m proud of everyone on the team. They did a great job. I don’t know what we could have done to be any better. Brad was good all night long. Carson’s been strong too. We were fortunate to get by Terry, Paul and some good cars.”

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Results From the 7th Annual Weld Racing Capitani Classic Presented by Great Southern Bank

Time Trials Group One (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (2), 15.412; 2. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (10), 15.417; 3. 13X, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (20), 15.511; 4. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (3), 15.547; 5. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA (21), 15.647; 6. 59, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (4), 15.655; 7. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (16), 15.667; 8. 99G, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (34), 15.702; 9. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (5), 15.713; 10. 70, Dave Blaney, High Point, NC (29), 15.736; 11. 4, Brock Zearfoss, Jonesville, PA (1), 15.742; 12. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (7), 15.75; 13. 3H, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust. (13), 15.832; 14. 48, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (33), 15.852; 15. 9K, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (14), 15.852; 16. 5H, Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust. (8), 15.883; 17. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (22), 15.889; 18. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (6), 15.893; 19. 44, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (30), 15.905; 20. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (9), 15.907; 21. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (27), 15.924; 22. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (23), 15.932; 23. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (19), 15.942; 24. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (18), 15.948; 25. 12N, Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH (12), 16.028; 26. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (31), 16.045; 27. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (25), 16.057; 28. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (17), 16.074; 29. 28AU, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (15), 16.126; 30. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (28), 16.153; 31. 44M, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (24), 16.323; 32. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (26), 16.439; 33. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (32), 16.449; 34. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (11), 16.451.

Time Trials Group Two (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (32), 15.587; 2. 41, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (8), 15.599; 3. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (31), 15.599; 4. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (16), 15.618; 5. 2, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (4), 15.672; 6. 49S, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (11), 15.686; 7. 4K, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (13), 15.786; 8. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (20), 15.795; 9. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (10), 15.828; 10. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (12), 15.836; 11. 29, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (14), 15.844; 12. 71P, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (33), 15.870; 13. 70S, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (1), 15.897; 14. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (3), 15.917; 15. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (15), 15.928; 16. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (22), 15.935; 17. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (5), 15.940; 18. 81, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH (9), 15.948; 19. 14, Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN (28), 15.963; 20. 26, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (30), 15.975; 21. 35V, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (17), 16.059; 22. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (7), 16.133; 23. 17WX, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (27), 16.140; 24. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (18), 16.145; 25. 11, Roger Crockett, Medford, OR (21), 16.169; 26. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (19), 16.175; 27. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (25), 16.209; 28. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 16.270; 29. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (24), 16.296; 30. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (29), 16.429; 31. 7S, Skylar Hunter, Afton, IA (6), 16.604; 32. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (26), 17.165; 33. 91, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (23), NT.

Group One, Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.5: 1. Tim Shaffer (2); 2. Dave Blaney (1); 3. Terry McCarl (3) / 4. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 5. Sawyer Phillips (8); 6. Cole Duncan (9); 7. Trey Starks (7); 8. Chris Martin (11); 9. Chase Wanner (10); 10. Sammy Walsh (6); 11. James McFadden (5) DNS – Glen Saville

Group One, Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.3: 1. Brock Zearfoss (1); 2. Josh Baughman (4); 3. Greg Hodnett (3) / 4. Skylar Gee (2); 5. Danny Dietrich (5); 6. Dominic Scelzi (6); 7. Bill Balog (7); 8. Allan Woods (8); 9. Paige Polyak (9); 10. Bob Weuve (10) DNS – Wayne Johnson

Group One, Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.2: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1); 2. Matt Juhl (2); 3. Paul McMahan (4) / 4. Sammy Swindell (3); 5. Cory Eliason (6); 6. Daryn Pittman (5); 7. Austin McCarl (7); 8. Rager Phillips (10); 9. Carson McCarl (8); 10. Bobby Mincer (9) DNS – Tim Kaeding

Group Two, Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.3: 1. Chad Kemenah (1); 2. Brian Brown (3); 3. Kasey Kahne (2) / 4. Aaron Reutzel (4); 5. Jeff Swindell (5); 6. Brooke Tatnell (6); 7. Josh Schneiderman (8); 8. Tony Stewart (7); 9. Tasker Phillips (10); 10. Roger Crockett (9); 11. Skylar Hunter (11)

Group Two, Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.8: 1. Davey Heskin (2); 2. Shane Stewart (3); 3. Carson Macedo (4) / 4. Willie Croft (1); 5. Clint Garner (6); 6. Joey Saldana (7); 7. Mark Dobmeier (9); 8. Thomas Kennedy (5); 9. Shane Golobic (8); 10. Harli White (10); 11. Kevin Ingle (11)

Group Two, Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.8: 1. Parker Price-Miller (1); 2. Brad Sweet (3); 3. Gio Scelzi (2) / 4. Kerry Madsen (4); 5. Jamie Veal (7); 6. Hunter Schuerenberg (5); 7. Matt Covington (6) DNS – Lee Jacobs, RJ Johnson, Chase Johnson, Kyle Reinhardt

Pole Shootout One (started), 2 Laps: 1. Brad Sweet (2); 2. Greg Hodnett (1)

Pole Shootout Two (started), 2 Laps, :32.0 (fastest of the Shootouts): 1. Brad Sweet (2); 2. Shane Stewart (1)

Pole Shootout Three (started), 2 Laps: 1. Brad Sweet (1); 2. Terry McCarl (2)

Pole Shootout Four (started), 2 Laps: 1. Brad Sweet (1); 2. Brian Brown (2)

Pole Shootout Five (started), 2 Laps: 1. Brad Sweet (2); 2. Paul McMahan (1)

Pole Shootout Six (started), 2 Laps: 1. Brad Sweet (2); 2. Carson Macedo (1)

Pole Shootout Seven (started), 2 Laps: 1. Brad Sweet (2); 2. Josh Baughman (1)

B main One (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 2. Sammy Swindell (2); 3. James McFadden (4) / 4. Dominic Scelzi (8); 5. Daryn Pittman (6); 6. Sammy Walsh (7); 7. Tim Kaeding (20); 8. Cory Eliason (9); 9. Danny Dietrich (5); 10. Skylar Gee (3); 11. Austin McCarl (12); 12. Cole Duncan (15); 13. Bill Balog (11); 14. Trey Starks (10); 15. Chris Martin (19); 16. Bobby Mincer (21); 17. Bob Weuve (16); 18. Sawyer Phillips (13); 19. Allan Woods (17); 20. Chase Wanner (18); 21. Rager Phillips (14) DNS – Carson McCarl, Paige Polyak, Wayne Johnson, Glen Saville

B main Two (started), 12 Laps, 3:25.3: 1. Kerry Madsen (2); 2. Aaron Reutzel (1); 3. Clint Garner (8) / 4. Jeff Swindell (4); 5. Joey Saldana (10); 6. Willie Croft (3); 7. Hunter Schuerenberg (6); 8. Jamie Veal (11); 9. Tony Stewart (9); 10. Mark Dobmeier (15); 11. Josh Schneiderman (12); 12. Tasker Phillips (17); 13. Harli White (18); 14. Shane Golobic (13); 15. Skylar Hunter (19); 16. Kevin Ingle (20); 17. Roger Crockett (14); 18. Matt Covington (16); 19. Brooke Tatnell (7); 20. Thomas Kennedy (5) DNS – Kyle Reinhardt, Lee Jacobs, RJ Johnson, Chase Johnson

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Brad Sweet (1); 2. Carson Macedo (3); 3. Brian Brown (5); 4. Paul McMahan (4); 5. Shane Stewart (7); 6. Kerry Madsen (20); 7. Greg Hodnett (8); 8. Terry McCarl (6); 9. Chad Kemenah (16); 10. Tim Shaffer (9); 11. Gio Scelzi (14); 12. Kasey Kahne (10); 13. James McFadden (23); 14. Brock Zearfoss (15); 15. Parker Price-Miller (18); 16. Sammy Swindell (21); 17. Josh Baughman (2); 18. Lynton Jeffrey (19); 19. Davey Heskin (12); 20. Aaron Reutzel (22); 21. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (17); 22. Matt Juhl (11); 23. Clint Garner (24); 24. Dave Blaney (13). Lap Leader: Sweet 1-25. Hard-charger: Madsen.

 

 

Carson Macedo Has Lead in 17th Annual Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings Heading into Capitani Classic!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 5, 2018 – Carson Macedo’s second place finish in the 28th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank, has him showing the way in the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Point Standings heading into Sunday night’s Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank at the Knoxville Raceway. 360 Nationals champion, Terry McCarl, Thomas Kennedy, Joey Saldana and Brian Brown round out the current top five.

Beaver Drill & Tool Company of Kansas City is the new title sponsor of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award for 2018. The Vielhauer family, well-known in the sprint car racing community and owners of Beaver Drill & Tool Co., have increased the prize money to $2,000 for first, $1,250 for second and $750 for third.

Current 2018 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings…

1. Carson Macedo, California, 99 points; 2. Terry McCarl, Iowa, 98 points; 3. (tie) Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 96 points; Joey Saldana, Indiana, 96 points; 5. Brian Brown, Missouri, 95 points; 6. (tie) Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 90 points; Gio Scelzi, California, 90 points; 8. (tie) Tim Kaeding, California, 88 points; Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 88 points; 10. Dominic Scelzi, California, 86 points.

History of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings…

2017 - 1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 332 points ($1,500); 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 261 points; 3. Brad Sweet, California, 238 points; 4. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 236 points; 5. Trey Starks, Washington, 218 points

2016 – 1. Jamie Veal, Victoria, 271 points ($2,500); 2. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 257 points ($1,000); 3. Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 222 points ($500); 4. Terry McCarl, Iowa 221 points; 5. Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 217 points.

2015 – 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 277 points ($2,500); 2., Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 275 points ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 259 points ($500); 4., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 246 points; 5., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 234 points.

2014 – 1., Brian Brown, Missouri, 296 points ($2,500); 2., Mark Dobmeier, North Dakota, 271 points ($1,000); 3., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 257 points ($500); 4., Ian Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 232 points; 5., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Texas, 219 points.

2013 - 1., Kevin Swindell, Tennessee, 312 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 288 points ($1,000); 3., Kyle Larson, California, 285 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 268 points; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 250 points.

2012 - 1., Kyle Larson, California, 350 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 276 points ($1,000); 3., Tim Kaeding, California, 268 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 253 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 246 points.

2011 - 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 321 points ($2,500); 2., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 291 points ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 259 points ($500); 4., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 237 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 227 points.

2010 – 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 229 ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 219 ($500); 4., Bronson Maeschen, Iowa, 215; 5., Brian Brown, Missouri, 207.

2009 - 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 253 ($1,000); 3., Johnny Herrera, New Mexico, 239 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 224; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 213.

2008 - 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 314 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 274 ($1,000); 3., Brooke Tatnell ($500), New South Wales, Australia, 271; 4., Tyler Walker, California, 261; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 233.

2007 – 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 266 points ($2,500); 2., Kaley Gharst, Illinois, 252 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 249 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 192; 5., Jonathan Allard, California, 182.

2006 – 1., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 309 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 247 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 227 ($500); 4., Don Droud, Jr., Nebraska, 201; 5., Gary Wright, Texas, 187.

2005 – 1., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 303 points ($2,500); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 258 ($1,000); 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 235; 4., Jesse Hockett, Missouri, 227; 5., Jesse Giannetto, Iowa, 214.

2004 - 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 217 points ($3,000); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 183; 3., Zach Chappell, Oklahoma, 182; 4., Tim Kaeding, California, 165; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 160.

2003 – 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 238 points ($2,500); 2., Erin Crocker, Massachusetts, 186; 3., Travis Rilat, Texas, 183; 4., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 177; 5., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 175.

2002 – 1., Ricky Logan, Arkansas, 202 points ($1,500); 2., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 186; 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 171; 4., Brad Furr, California, 170; 5., Kasey Kahne, Washington, 160.

Those seeking information on the two participating tracks of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

Terry McCarl Wins His Fifth Knoxville 360 Nationals!

Kelby Watt Wins Battle That Sees Eight Lead Changes in 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 4, 2018) – Terry McCarl re-passed Carson Macedo with two to go to win his fifth career Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway. The win was worth $15,000 to the Altoona, Iowa native aboard the TMAC Motorsports #24 “Franken-A.R.T.” a combination of two 2013 A.R.T. chassis.

Joey Saldana took off from the pole to lead early over McCarl, Brian Brown, Greg Hodnett and Gio Scelzi. Carson Macedo, who got a bit of a slow start, entered the top five when he passed Scelzi on lap four. McCarl reeled in Saldana and passed him high in turn two to take the lead on lap five. With eight laps in the books, Brooke Tatnell contacted Jamie Ball, with the latter flipping hard in turn two. He was uninjured.

McCarl shot back in front when the green fell, ahead of Saldana, Brown, Hodnett and Macedo. Macedo slid past Hodnett for fourth. Wayne Johnson, who was running tenth, slowed with a magneto issue, bringing caution on lap 11. That negated a Brown pass of Saldana for second. Macedo used the restart to get by Brown and take over third.

A red flag stopped things again when Scott Bogucki and Cole Duncan, who tipper over, tangled. Both were o.k. When the green flew again, Macedo slid by Saldana for the second spot and began reeling in the leader. Brown would get by Saldana for third with ten to go.

On lap 17, Macedo shot by McCarl to take the lead. Brown would follow him a lap later. The third place, McCarl, began searching the racetrack, and found something on the low side. He reeled Brown back in and passed him for second with three to go. A lap later, he would shoot by the cushion riding Macedo to take the lead.

McCarl would prevail for the eighth time in his 360 career here over Macedo, Brown, Saldana and Thomas Kennedy. Hodnett, Gio Scelzi, Cory Eliason, Dominic Scelzi and Tim Kaeding rounded out the top ten. Sawyer Phillips was the D main winner, Jonathan Cornell took the C main, and Shane Golobic claimed the B. Crashes in both the C and B mains saw Tyler Blank and McKenna Haase take rides, but both were uninjured.

Macedo won a pair of awards. The highest finishing Rookie of the race also had his Jason Johnson Racing #41 voted as the “Best Appearing” car. Tatnell won a steering wheel from MPI for his hard-charger efforts (22nd to 11th).

“I used my tires up pretty hard there early racing with Joey,” said McCarl in Victory Lane. “I was a little conservative and got loose there. Sometimes it’s better to be leading and sometimes it isn’t. When I dropped back to third, I had nothing to lose. It doesn’t matter if you are third, fourth or fifth, you come to win. I was able to move around. The guys out front were kind of sitting ducks and couldn’t move around like that. I found the bottom, and I was thinking, ‘Please don’t move down.’ I have to thank Don Long and Jaymie Moyle. I’m so happy to win for them.”

“My racecar was really fast,” said Macedo. “I had a blast driving this car this weekend. I can’t say enough about this whole family and this team. It’s really cool. I initially got a little bit of a bad start, but I was able to get to the top and pick some guys off. Late in the race, I could really slide across, catch the cushion and drive off. When I got by Terry, I tried to get up there and stay as straight as I could. He found the bottom and was able to get by me.”

“If they didn’t like that race, I don’t know what else we can do to put on a good show,” said Brown. “I really thought once I got by Terry, I found the rubber a couple lanes down in three and four. Carson hadn’t found it yet, and the next thing you know, here comes Terry. He’s a veteran here and he knows where to look. I was afraid to go to the bottom and lose my opportunity with Carson. My hat’s off to my team.”

Watt Wins With 305’s

Devin Kline led a thrilling 15-lap 305 sprint car feature early over Kelby Watt and Matthew Stelzer. Eric Bridger would take the third spot on the second lap, but all eyes were on the front!

Kline and Watt exchanged the lead eight times. Kline led laps one and two, four, six and ten, while Watt led circuits three, five, eight and 11 through 15. Throughout the event, Watt rode the cushion, while Kline stuck mainly to the bottom groove. The two made contact on lap six with the result being Watt losing a side panel on his nose wing.

It didn’t deter the 17-year-old youngster from picking up his third win of the season and fourth of his career in the non-stop event. Kline settled for second, ahead of a late closing Jayce Jenkins, Bridger and Ryan Leavitt. Stelzer, Mike Mayberry, Mike Ayers, Evan Epperson and Brandon Wortington completed the top ten. Bridger set quick time, while Jenkins and Jon Hughes won heat races.

“That’s probably the most fun I’ve had in a 305 for sure,” said Watt in Victory Lane. “We were up there just ‘ripping the lip’ man, full throttle! Anytime I let off, I paid the price. It was a close race.”

On Sunday night, the 7th Annual Weld Racing Capitani Classic will take to the track. It’s the last chance for the 410’s to get lap time in before the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals starting Wednesday! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com Knoxville Raceway - Sprint Car Capital of the World! www.knoxvilleraceway.com Knoxville Raceway: 5h: 8 more days until the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store on August 8-11!!! Order tickets now! ️ bit.ly/2u1lVMo more

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Results for the 28th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank

D main, 10 Laps, 2:50.7: 1. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (1); 2. 75, Tyler Blank, California, MO (3); 3. 1, Travis Rilat, Heath, TX (12); 4. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (2); 5. 17, Mitch Faccinto, Sacramento, CA (11); 6. 63, Geoff Ensign, Sebastopol, CA (4); 7. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (15); 8. 2x, Tucker Doughty, Sunnyvale, TX (6) / 9. 13JM, Jordan Martens, Sioux Falls, SD (7); 10. 29, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (10); 11. 98, Chris Masters, Napa, CA (5); 12. 86, Tony Bruce Jr., Owasso, OK (14); 13. 22m, Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL (9); 14. 49, Scott Kruetter, Alden, NY (20); 15. 77x, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (17); 16. 57, Billy Butler, Sacramento, CA (8); 17. 07, Michael Bookout, Tulsa, OK (18); 18. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (13); 19. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (19) DNS – 57B, Bobby Butler, Sacramento, CA; 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN; Jared Horstman, Cloverdale, OH; 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA; 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK; 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust.; 24N, Nate Mills, Bondurant, IA; 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND; 13m, Josh Higday, Runnels, IA; 17x, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX; 17B, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD; 26s, Dalton Steed, Midlothian, TX

C main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. 28c, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (1); 2. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (2); 3. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (11); 4. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (4); 5. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (9) / 6. 2m, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (6); 7. Sawyer Phillips (17); 8. 13v, Seth Brahmer, Norfolk, NE (5); 9. 23D, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (8); 10. Blake Hahn (23); 11. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (13); 12. 47x, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (15); 13. Travis Rilat (19); 14. Mitch Faccinto (21); 15. Geoff Ensign (22); 16. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (14); 17. Cody Ledger (20); 18. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (10); 19. Tucker Doughty (24); 20. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (12); 21. 7m, Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (16); 22. 88, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX (3); 23. Tyler Blank (18); 24. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (7) DNS – 22H, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN; 10H, Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH; 1B, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH; 02, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE

B main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. 17wx, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (1); 2. 14T, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (3); 3. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (2); 4. 45x, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (5) / 5. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (8); 6. 14, Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN (7); 7. 7w, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11); 8. 23, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (9); 9. 2, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (10); 10. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (13); 11. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (19); 12. Calvin Landis (22); 13. 17w, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (4); 14. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (17); 15. Matt Covington (23); 16. Jonathan Cornell (20); 17. Jon Agan (24); 18. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (18); 19. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (12); 20. 5H, Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust. (15); 21. Chris Martin (21); 22. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (16); 23. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (14); DQ (Light at Scales) John Carney II (6) DNS – 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (3); 2. 41, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (7); 3. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (4); 4. 26, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (1); 5. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (8); 6. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA (5); 7. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (2); 8. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (18); 9. 41s, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (19); 10. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (6); 11. Brooke Tatnell (22); 12. 3s, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (11); 13. Ryan Giles (23); 14. Shane Golobic (21); 15. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (13); 16. Johnny Herrera (24); 17. 33m, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (10); 18. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (16); 19. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (14); 20. 44s, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (20); 21. 2c, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (12); 22. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (15); 23. 12N, Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH (17); 24. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (9). Lap Leaders: Saldana 1-4, T. McCarl 5-16, Macedo 17-22, T. McCarl 23-25. Hard-charger: Tatnell.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (13), 17.359; 2. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (5), 17.417; 3. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (8), 17.524; 4. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.636; 5. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (4), 17.754; 6. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (16), 17.779; 7. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (3), 17.781; 8. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (12), 17.849; 9. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (6), 17.905; 10. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (2), 18.112; 11. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (15), 18.166; 12. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (7), 18.177; 13. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (1), 18.181; 14. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (10), 18.223; 15. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (11), 18.454; 16. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (17), 18.510; 17. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (14), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:46.5: 1. Jayce Jenkins (1); 2. Kelby Watt (2); 3. Evan Epperson (4); 4. Ryan Leavitt (3); 5. Matthew Stelzer (5); 6. Eric Bridger (6); 7. Chase Young (7); 8. Dan Henning (8) DNS – Tyler Glass

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.5: 1. Jon Hughes (1); 2. Mike Mayberry (6); 3. Jeff Wilke (2); 4. Devin Kline (5); 5. Mike Ayers (4); 6. Joe Simbro (3); 7. Brandon Worthington (7); 8. Casey Greubel (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 5:12.3: 1. Kelby Watt (1); 2. Devin Kline (3); 3. Jayce Jenkins (7); 4. Eric Bridger (4); 5. Ryan Leavitt (8); 6. Matthew Stelzer (2); 7. Mike Ayers (9); 8. Mike Mayberry (6); 9. Evan Epperson (5); 10. Brandon Worthington (14); 11. Dan Henning (15); 12. Casey Greubel (16); 13. Chase Young (13); 14. Jeff Wilke (11); 15. Joe Simbro (12); 16. Jon Hughes (10) DNS – Tyler Glass. Lap Leaders: Kline 1-2, Watt 3, Kline 4, Watt 5, Kline 6-7, Watt 8-9, Kline 10, Watt 11-15. Hard-charger: Jenkins.

 

 

Thomas Kennedy and Carson Macedo Atop 17th Annual Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings Heading into 360 Nationals Finale!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 4, 2018 – Carson Macedo’s emotional win aboard the Jason Johnson Racing #41 in Friday night’s prelim of the 28th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank, tied him with Thomas Kennedy for the lead in the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings. The next event will be Saturday night’s Knoxville 360 Nationals finale.

Beaver Drill & Tool Company of Kansas City is the new title sponsor of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award for 2018. The Vielhauer family, well-known in the sprint car racing community and owners of Beaver Drill & Tool Co., have increased the prize money to $2,000 for first, $1,250 for second and $750 for third.

Current 2018 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings…

1. (tie) Thomas Kennedy, Manitoba, Can., 50 points; Carson Macedo, California, 50 points; 3. (tie) Joey Saldana, Indiana, 49 points; Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 49 points; 5. (tie) Mason Daniel, California, 48 points; Terry McCarl, Iowa, 48 points; 7. (tie) Brian Brown, Missouri, 47 points; Tim Kaeding, California, 47 points; 9. (tie) Ryan Giles, Iowa, 46 points; Gio Scelzi, California, 46 points.

History of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings…

2017 - 1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 332 points ($1,500); 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 261 points; 3. Brad Sweet, California, 238 points; 4. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 236 points; 5. Trey Starks, Washington, 218 points

2016 – 1. Jamie Veal, Victoria, 271 points ($2,500); 2. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 257 points ($1,000); 3. Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 222 points ($500); 4. Terry McCarl, Iowa 221 points; 5. Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 217 points.

2015 – 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 277 points ($2,500); 2., Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 275 points ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 259 points ($500); 4., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 246 points; 5., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 234 points.

2014 – 1., Brian Brown, Missouri, 296 points ($2,500); 2., Mark Dobmeier, North Dakota, 271 points ($1,000); 3., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 257 points ($500); 4., Ian Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 232 points; 5., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Texas, 219 points.

2013 - 1., Kevin Swindell, Tennessee, 312 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 288 points ($1,000); 3., Kyle Larson, California, 285 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 268 points; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 250 points.

2012 - 1., Kyle Larson, California, 350 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 276 points ($1,000); 3., Tim Kaeding, California, 268 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 253 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 246 points.

2011 - 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 321 points ($2,500); 2., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 291 points ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 259 points ($500); 4., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 237 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 227 points.

2010 – 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 229 ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 219 ($500); 4., Bronson Maeschen, Iowa, 215; 5., Brian Brown, Missouri, 207.

2009 - 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 253 ($1,000); 3., Johnny Herrera, New Mexico, 239 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 224; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 213.

2008 - 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 314 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 274 ($1,000); 3., Brooke Tatnell ($500), New South Wales, Australia, 271; 4., Tyler Walker, California, 261; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 233.

2007 – 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 266 points ($2,500); 2., Kaley Gharst, Illinois, 252 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 249 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 192; 5., Jonathan Allard, California, 182.

2006 – 1., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 309 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 247 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 227 ($500); 4., Don Droud, Jr., Nebraska, 201; 5., Gary Wright, Texas, 187.

2005 – 1., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 303 points ($2,500); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 258 ($1,000); 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 235; 4., Jesse Hockett, Missouri, 227; 5., Jesse Giannetto, Iowa, 214.

2004 - 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 217 points ($3,000); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 183; 3., Zach Chappell, Oklahoma, 182; 4., Tim Kaeding, California, 165; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 160.

2003 – 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 238 points ($2,500); 2., Erin Crocker, Massachusetts, 186; 3., Travis Rilat, Texas, 183; 4., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 177; 5., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 175.

2002 – 1., Ricky Logan, Arkansas, 202 points ($1,500); 2., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 186; 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 171; 4., Brad Furr, California, 170; 5., Kasey Kahne, Washington, 160.

Those seeking information on the two participating tracks of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

Emotional Win Goes to Carson Macedo in Jason Johnson Racing #41 at Knoxville!

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 3, 2018) – Carson Macedo will always remember his first win at Knoxville Raceway! Saturday night, aboard the Jason Johnson Racing #41, the Lemoore, California native brought home an emotional victory that had the crowd on its feet on Night #2 of the 28th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. Joey Saldana earned the pole as high-point man for the weekend, while Gio Scelzi will start outside row one of Saturday night’s 360 Nationals finale. Rows two and three will be comprised of Terry McCarl, Brian Brown, Greg Hodnett and Tim Kaeding.

Cole Duncan led the field after the green flew in the 20-lap main event, ahead of Macedo, Terry McCarl, Wayne Johnson and Saldana. On lap two, both Saldana and Johnson squeaked by McCarl who got loose in turn two, but a circuit later, McCarl would lead Kaeding back by Johnson into fourth. A McCarl pass of Saldana for third was negated when AJ Moeller brought the only caution of the race with a spin in turn two.

Duncan led Macedo, Saldana, McCarl and Kaeding back to green. Saldana would get a run down the backstretch and slide by both Macedo and Duncan to take the lead. On lap six, Macedo would perform a slide job and take second, while McCarl would follow him into third on lap seven.

Saldana entered lapped traffic on lap eleven and Macedo closed. A slight slowdown by Saldana was enough for Macedo to make his winning move. While Macedo maneuvered lapped traffic well, McCarl reeled in Saldana in a battle for second. The two would make contact, but Saldana would maintain his second place standing behind McCarl, Kaeding and Scelzi. Duncan, Brooke Tatnell, Harli White, Johnson and Johnny Herrera rounded out the top ten. Nate Van Haaften set quick time over the 48-car field, while Scottie McDonald, Chris Martin, Jack dover, Herrera and Matt Covington won heats. Jordyn Brazier won the C main and Trey Starks claimed the B.

“There at the end, I was just counting down the laps,” said Macedo in Victory Lane with young Jaxx Johnson in his arms. “I’m so happy for this team…Bobbi, Jaxx and Philip (Dietz). My car was awesome anywhere I went. We’ve just got to build on it. Hopefully, we can keep this speed tomorrow night. My car was so stable, I could just run over the cushion and come off. I can’t say enough about what an honor it is to drive this racecar. To be standing on the same stage that Jason Johnson was…this wasn’t the 410 Nationals but to fill this seat is definitely an honor.”

“Honestly, I know Carson is a hell of a racecar driver, but I’d say he had a good co-pilot in Jason Johnson,” said Saldana, who will sit on the championship pole Saturday night. “They just did a great job all night. It’s hard to put a driver in someone else’s car and run well. They did something pretty extraordinary tonight. I felt like the Rudeen car was good tonight. We showed we had speed, but it just wasn’t meant to be. He just beat me. He put his car in the right spot and I didn’t. I’ve lost a few races that way here. You just try to learn from your mistakes and hopefully, we don’t do that tomorrow.”

“You always want to win, but you have to love it when this #41 car comes back out here and wins it,” said McCarl, who will start inside row two on Saturday night. “I’m a big fan of Carson Macedo too. Joey and I have been racing like that a long time. There was a little banging. He made a pretty bold move. I just have to thank my guys and Don Long. McKenna (Haase) ran this (Moyle) motor a few nights and they were kind enough to let me run it.”

The 28th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank concludes with the $15,000 to win finale Saturday night! The 305 sprint car class will also be in action. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com
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Results for Night #2 of the 28th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (3), 16.507; 2. 26, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (1), 16.665; 3. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (8), 16.864; 4. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (11), 16.893; 5. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (22), 16.901; 6. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 16.909; 7. 23, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (19), 16.914; 8. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (29), 16.940; 9. 2, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (9), 16.942; 10. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (14), 16.987; 11. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (12), 16.999; 12. 41, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (25), 17.011; 13. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (18), 17.107; 14. 12N, Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH (24), 17.121; 15. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (15), 17.152; 16. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (34), 17.161; 17. 14T, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (33), 17.201; 18. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (44), 17.219; 19. 45X, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (4), 17.238; 20. 1B, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (10), 17.246; 21. 5H, Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust. (32), 17.253; 22. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (23), 17.253; 23. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (30), 17.263; 24. 13M, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (21), 17.276; 25. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (47), 17.299; 26. 88, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX (38), 17.308; 27. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (17), 17.311; 28. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (13), 17.329; 29. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (26), 17.354; 30. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (46), 17.427; 31. 13JM, Jordan Martens, Sioux Falls, SD (16), 17.460; 32. 47X, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (31), 17.507; 33. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (36), 17.526; 34. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (28), 17.539; 35. 17H, Jared Horstman, Cloverdale, OH (37), 17.565; 36. 1, Travis Rilat, Heath, TX (5), 17.584; 37. 63, Geoff Ensign, Sebastopol, CA (6), 17.599; 38. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (39), 17.636; 39. 17, Mitch Faccinto, Fresno, CA (41), 17.638; 40. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (2), 17.677; 41. 86, Tony Bruce Jr., Owasso, OK (43), 17.681; 42. 26S, Dalton Steed, Midlothian, TX (7), 17.709; 43. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (42), 17.731; 44. 17B, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD (40), 17.882; 45. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (45), 17.998; 46. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (35), 18.409; 47. 07, Michael Bookout, Tulsa, OK (48), 19.015; DQ (Light at Scales) 49, Scott Kruetter, Alden, NY (27)

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:22.9: 1. Scottie McDonald (1); 2. AJ Moeller (3); 3. Nate Van Haaften (6); 4. Sammy Walsh (2) / 5. Carson McCarl (5); 6. Matt Moro (4); 7. Travis Rilat (8); 8. Jordan Martens (7) / 9. Tony Bruce Jr. (9); 10. John Anderson (10)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:22.9: 1. Chris Martin (1); 2. Carson Macedo (4); 3. Brooke Tatnell (3); 4. Joey Saldana (6) / 5. Dylan Westbrook (7); 6. Chad Kemenah (2); 7. Seth Bergman (5); 8. Geoff Ensign (8) / 9. Michael Bookout (10); 10. Dalton Steed (9)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:25.0: 1. Jack Dover (3); 2. Gio Scelzi (6); 3. Tom Lenz (2); 4. Skylar Prochaska (1) / 5. Trey Starks (5); 6. Mark Dobmeier (9); 7. Roger Crockett (8); 8. Davey Heskin (7) / 9. Dylan Peterson (4); 10. Scott Kruetter (10);

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:27.3: 1. Johnny Herrera (3); 2. Jeff Swindell (1); 3. Terry McCarl (6); 4. Cole Duncan (4) / 5. Clint Garner (7); 6. Bill Balog (5); 7. Mitch Faccinto (8); 8. Ryan Bickett (9) / 9. Josh Higday (2)

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:29.5: 1. Matt Covington (1); 2. Wayne Johnson (5); 3. Tim Kaeding (6); 4. Harli White (4); 5. Jared Horstman (7); 6. Blake Hahn (9); 7. Jac Haudenschild (3); 8. Alex Hill (8); 9. Jordyn Brazier (2)

C main (started), 8 Laps, 2:34.4: 1. Jordyn Brazier (3); 2. Dylan Peterson (1); 3. Tony Bruce Jr. (2); 4. Michael Bookout (5); 5. Scott Kruetter (6); 6. John Anderson (4) DNS - 7. Dalton Steed (5); 8. Josh Higday (2)

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:53.1: 1. Trey Starks (3); 2. Carson McCarl (1); 3. Bill Balog (4); 4. Seth Bergman (2) / 5. Chad Kemenah (7); 6. Matt Moro (5); 7. Clint Garner (11); 8. Davey Heskin (10); 9. Dylan Westbrook (9); 10. Roger Crockett (15); 11. Jac Haudenschild (6); 12. Geoff Ensign (14); 13. Jared Horstman (12); 14. Dylan Peterson (22); 15. Mark Dobmeier (18); 16. Tony Bruce Jr. (21); 17. Michael Bookout (23); 18. Blake Hahn (20); 19. Mitch Faccinto (16); 20. Jordan Martens (8); 21. Alex Hill (17); 22. Jordyn Brazier (19); 23. Travis Rilat (13) DNS - 24. Ryan Bickett

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Carson Macedo (2); 2. Joey Saldana (7); 3. Terry McCarl (5); 4. Tim Kaeding (4); 5. Gio Scelzi (6); 6. Cole Duncan (1); 7. Brooke Tatnell (11); 8. Harli White (9); 9. Wayne Johnson (3); 10. Johnny Herrera (13); 11. Trey Starks (21); 12. Carson McCarl (22); 13. Jeff Swindell (19); 14. Jack Dover (12); 15. Sammy Walsh (14); 16. Seth Bergman (24); 17. Bill Balog (23); 18. Nate Van Haaften (8); 19. Matt Covington (20); 20. AJ Moeller (10); 21. Chris Martin (17); 22. Scottie McDonald (16); 23. Skylar Prochaska (18); 24. Tom Lenz (15). Lap Leaders: Duncan 1-3, Saldana 4-10, Macedo 11-20. Hard-charger: Starks.

Saturday’s 28th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank Lineups

A main

1 26 Joey Saldana 487

2 71 Gio Scelzi 485

3 24 Terry McCarl 484

4 21 Brian Brown 484

5 27 Greg Hodnett 482

6 3K Tim Kaeding 480

7 41 Carson Macedo 475

8 21K Thomas Kennedy 473

9 5J Jamie Ball 467

10 33M Mason Daniel 464

11 3S Sammy Swindell 463

12 2C Wayne Johnson 463

13 3 Nate Van Haaften 460

14 53 Joe Beaver 459

15 28 Scott Bogucki 456

16 7 Carson McCarl 456

17 12N Cole Duncan 455

18 83 Cory Eliason 455

19 41S Dominic Scelzi 454

20 44S Trey Starks 454

B main

1 17WX Shane Golobic 451

2 9 Ryan Giles 450

3 14T Brooke Tatnell 450

4 17W Harli White 449

5 45X Johnny Herrera 446

6 7C John Carney II 445

7 14 Tony Stewart 444

8 53D Jack Dover 440

9 23 Seth Bergman 440

10 2 Bill Balog 437

11 7W Tasker Phillips 435

12 09 Matt Juhl 431

13 20 AJ Moeller 429

14 99 Skylar Gee 427

15 4J Lee Grosz 426

16 5H Sammy Walsh 423

17 55 McKenna Haase 418

18 94 Jeff Swindell 417

19 18 Ryan Roberts 417

20 15H Sam Hafertepe Jr. 416

C main

1 28C Jonathan Cornell 412

2 44 Chris Martin 408

3 88 Scottie McDonald 408

4 95 Matt Covington 406

5 13V Seth Brahmer 406

6 2M Matt Moro 405

7 8L Tom Lenz 404

8 23D Devon Dobie 403

9 4 Jon Agan 395

10 22H Randy Hannagan 394

11 35 Skylar Prochaska 393

12 10H Chad Kemenah 385

13 70 Calvin Landis 385

14 76 Brad Comegys 376

15 25 Dylan Peterson 376

16 1B Jac Haudenschild 374

17 02 Don Droud Jr. 366

18 40 Clint Garner 360

19 47X Dylan Westbrook 360

20 7M Chance Morton 354

D main

1 3P Sawyer Phillips 352

2 35L Cody Ledger 352

3 56N Davey Heskin 351

4 75 Tyler Blank 348

5 17H Jared Horstman 346

6 15 Christian Bowman 345

7 11 Roger Crockett 340

8 21AU Jordyn Brazier 336

9 63 Geoff Ensign 335

10 24N Nathan Mills 335

11 98 Chris Masters 332

12 2X Tucker Doughty 331

13 13JM Jordan Martens 331

14 57 Billy Butler 327

15 22M Shawn Murray 325

16 29 Willie Croft 325

17 13 Mark Dobmeier 323

18 17 Mitch Faccinto 320

19 1 Travis Rilat 318

20 2K Kevin Ingle 316

E main

1 86 Tony Bruce Jr. 316

2 13M Josh Higday 316

3 52 Blake Hahn 313

4 57B Bobby Butler 312

5 77X Alex Hill 311

6 07 Michael Bookout 302

7 17X Josh Baughman 298

8 17B Ryan Bickett 297

9 26S Dalton Steed 279

10 1A John Anderson 273

11 49 Scott Kruetter 27

 

 

Thomas Kennedy Takes Early Lead in 17th Annual Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 3, 2018 – Thomas Kennedy’s win on Night #1 of the 28th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank gave him the early advantage in the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings. The Canadian held off Sammy Swindell and Mason Daniel to win the opener of Southern Iowa Sprintweek. Next up is Night #2 of the 360 Nationals at the Knoxville Raceway!

Beaver Drill & Tool Company of Kansas City is the new title sponsor of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award for 2018. The Vielhauer family, well-known in the sprint car racing community and owners of Beaver Drill & Tool Co., have increased the prize money to $2,000 for first, $1,250 for second and $750 for third.

Current 2018 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings…

1. Thomas Kennedy, Manitoba, Can., 50 points; 2. Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 49 points; 3. Mason Daniel, California, 48 points; 4. Brian Brown, Missouri, 47 points; 5. Ryan Giles, Iowa, 46 points; 6. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 45 points; 7. Dominic Scelzi, California, 44 points; 8. Jamie Ball, Iowa, 43 points; 9. Shane Golobic, California, 42 points; 10. Cory Eliason, California, 41 points.

History of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings…

2017 - 1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 332 points ($1,500); 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 261 points; 3. Brad Sweet, California, 238 points; 4. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 236 points; 5. Trey Starks, Washington, 218 points

2016 – 1. Jamie Veal, Victoria, 271 points ($2,500); 2. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 257 points ($1,000); 3. Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 222 points ($500); 4. Terry McCarl, Iowa 221 points; 5. Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 217 points.

2015 – 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 277 points ($2,500); 2., Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 275 points ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 259 points ($500); 4., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 246 points; 5., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 234 points.

2014 – 1., Brian Brown, Missouri, 296 points ($2,500); 2., Mark Dobmeier, North Dakota, 271 points ($1,000); 3., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 257 points ($500); 4., Ian Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 232 points; 5., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Texas, 219 points.

2013 - 1., Kevin Swindell, Tennessee, 312 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 288 points ($1,000); 3., Kyle Larson, California, 285 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 268 points; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 250 points.

2012 - 1., Kyle Larson, California, 350 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 276 points ($1,000); 3., Tim Kaeding, California, 268 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 253 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 246 points.

2011 - 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 321 points ($2,500); 2., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 291 points ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 259 points ($500); 4., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 237 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 227 points.

2010 – 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 229 ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 219 ($500); 4., Bronson Maeschen, Iowa, 215; 5., Brian Brown, Missouri, 207.

2009 - 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 253 ($1,000); 3., Johnny Herrera, New Mexico, 239 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 224; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 213.

2008 - 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 314 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 274 ($1,000); 3., Brooke Tatnell ($500), New South Wales, Australia, 271; 4., Tyler Walker, California, 261; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 233.

2007 – 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 266 points ($2,500); 2., Kaley Gharst, Illinois, 252 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 249 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 192; 5., Jonathan Allard, California, 182.

2006 – 1., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 309 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 247 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 227 ($500); 4., Don Droud, Jr., Nebraska, 201; 5., Gary Wright, Texas, 187.

2005 – 1., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 303 points ($2,500); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 258 ($1,000); 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 235; 4., Jesse Hockett, Missouri, 227; 5., Jesse Giannetto, Iowa, 214.

2004 - 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 217 points ($3,000); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 183; 3., Zach Chappell, Oklahoma, 182; 4., Tim Kaeding, California, 165; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 160.

2003 – 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 238 points ($2,500); 2., Erin Crocker, Massachusetts, 186; 3., Travis Rilat, Texas, 183; 4., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 177; 5., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 175.

2002 – 1., Ricky Logan, Arkansas, 202 points ($1,500); 2., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 186; 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 171; 4., Brad Furr, California, 170; 5., Kasey Kahne, Washington, 160.

Those seeking information on the two participating tracks of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

Thomas Kennedy Wins Night #1 at the Knoxville 360 Nationals!

 by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 2, 2018) Thomas Kennedy held off a late and furious charge from veteran Sammy Swindell to become the first Canadian 360 feature winner at Knoxville Raceway Thursday night! The win came in Night #1 of the 28th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. Thursdays top five point getters for Saturdays finale include Brian Brown (484), Greg Hodnett (482), Kennedy (473), Jamie Ball (467) and Mason Daniel (464).

Kennedy shot out from his starting spot outside row one to lead early in the 20-lap main event. Daniel settled into second, ahead of Ball, Scott Bogucki and Joe Beaver. Brown moved into the top five on lap two before sixth-running Tasker Phillips smacked the turn two wall. He was uninjured but done.

Kennedy led the field back to green in the only caution of the race. A furious battle for fifth ensued as Greg Hodnett began pressuring Brown and taking the spot on lap eight. Both were pressuring Bogucki for the fourth spot. Eleventh starting Sammy Swindell was waiting patiently behind the melee in front of him. He passed Brown, Hodnett and Bogucki for fourth in one fell swoop in turns three and four on lap eleven! He then put Ball behind him for third.

The lead pair had gotten away, but they were slowed by traffic. Daniel closed on the leader, but Swindell was coming faster. He reeled them in, and after taking the white flag, shot by Daniel for second. His run low through three and four looked fast enough to make a dramatic pass for the lead, but Kennedy came down the track to block and secured his $3,000 win!

Following Kennedy across the line were Swindell, Daniel, Brown and Ryan Giles (from 15th). Hodnett, hard-charger Dominic Scelzi (from 22nd), Ball, Shane Golobic and Cory Eliason rounded out the top ten. Tony Stewart set quick time over the 43-car field, while McKenna Haase, Giles, Seth Brahmer, Jonathan Cornell and Sam Hafertepe Jr. won heat races. Stewart claimed the B main.

€œI was having a tough time in lapped traffic,€ said Kennedy in Victory Lane. €œSam (Hafertepe) and everyone else seemed to be the same pace I was. I knew I was losing a lot of momentum. I looked at the board and saw the #3 car was there. That€™s the veteran of the veterans on this track. When I saw him underneath coming for the checkered, I thought, €˜There€™s no way your passing me!€™ We€™ve been the best here this year, then we€™ve ever been in the past. To be up here means a lot!€

€œI was right there,€ said Swindell. €œIf he hadn€™t of come down and I got off the gas, we had him off the corner. The guys were racing hard back there. They were sliding all over, and I kept getting frustrated. (Bogucki) kind of slid in there and locked everyone up. I was the only one on the bottom and that thing opened up. We passed three cars there on the bottom. That€™s all we needed. I knew when we got by the #33, that we were making good time heading into three. This car has been good. The last couple of months, we€™ve been first or second, but we€™ve had too many seconds.€

€œWe were catching (Kennedy) in lapped traffic,€ said Daniel. €œI was able to close in and I tried to cut down in two. I was spinning my tires, and Sammy was able to catch us and the last lap got by us. It€™s a really big show with the best drivers around the country. It€™s really good to finish third.€

The 28th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank continues Friday night, August 3! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

Results for Night #1 of the 28th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 14, Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN (4), 16.316; 2. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA (2), 16.380; 3. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (18), 16.489; 4. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (10), 16.507; 5. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (1), 16.587; 6. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (6), 16.598; 7. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (3), 16.610; 8. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.623; 9. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.629; 10. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (17), 16.644; 11. 23D, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (12), 16.645; 12. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (26), 16.682; 13. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (43), 16.687; 14. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (15), 16.707; 15. 7C, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (25), 16.718; 16. 17WX, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (30), 16.743; 17. 3S, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (27), 16.753; 18. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (14), 16.757; 19. 7M, Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (11), 16.769; 20. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (9), 16.777; 21. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (42), 16.792; 22. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (24), 16.803; 23. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (8), 16.826; 24. 28C, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (22), 16.859; 25. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (41), 16.871; 26. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (36), 16.888; 27. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (38), 16.904; 28. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Wisner, NE (35), 16.905; 29. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (29), 16.944; 30. 02, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (16), 16.968; 31. 22H, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (21), 16.979; 32. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (33), 16.998; 33. 29, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (39), 17.006; 34. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (31), 17.049; 35. 75, Tyler Blank, California, MO (32), 17.093; 36. 2X, Tucker Doughty, Sunnyvale, TX (23), 17.234; 37. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (37), 17.316; 38. 98, Chris Masters, Napa, CA (34), 17.357; 39. 22M, Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL (19), 17.598; 40. 57, Billy Butler, Sacramento, CA (40), 17.679; 41. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (20), 17.738; 42. 57B, Bobby Butler, Sacramento, CA (28), 18.102; 43. DQ (Illegal Tire) - 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (13)

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.0: 1. McKenna Haase (1); 2. Shane Golobic (3); 3. Lee Grosz (2); 4. Tasker Phillips (5) / 5. Randy Hannagan (7); 6. Devon Dobie (4); 7. Tony Stewart (6); 8. Tucker Doughty (8); 9. Kevin Ingle (9)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.9: 1. Ryan Giles (2); 2. Sammy Swindell (3); 3. Greg Hodnett (6); 4. Jon Agan (1) / 5. Dominic Scelzi (4); 6. Cory Eliason (5); 7. Sawyer Phillips (8); 8. Christian Bowman (7); 9. Bobby Butler (9)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.0: 1. Seth Brahmer (1); 2. Thomas Kennedy (4); 3. Brian Brown (6); 4. Skylar Gee (3) / 5. Brad Comegys (2); 6. Calvin Landis (5); 7. Chris Masters (8); 8. Willie Croft (7); DNS - 9. Josh Baughman (9)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Jonathan Cornell (2); 2. Jamie Ball (5); 3. Mason Daniel (4); 4. Joe Beaver (6) / 5. Cody Ledger (7); 6. Shawn Murray (8); 7. Chance Morton (3); 8. Nathan Mills (1)

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:19.3: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 2. John Carney II (4); 3. Scott Bogucki (5); 4. Matt Juhl (3); 5. Don Droud Jr. (1); 6. Ryan Roberts (6); 7. Tyler Blank (7); 8. Billy Butler (8)

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Tony Stewart (1); 2. Dominic Scelzi (6); 3. Cory Eliason (3); 4. Randy Hannagan (9) / 5. Sawyer Phillips (16); 6. Ryan Roberts (2); 7. Devon Dobie (5); 8. Don Droud Jr. (10); 9. Tyler Blank (14); 10. Brad Comegys (8); 11. Cody Ledger (11); 12. Christian Bowman (12); 13. Billy Butler (17); 14. Chris Masters (15); 15. Tucker Doughty (13); 16. Kevin Ingle (19); 17. Bobby Butler (21); 18. Shawn Murray (18); 19. Calvin Landis (4); 20. Nathan Mills (7); 21. Willie Croft (20); DNS - 22. Chance Morton; 23. Josh Baughman

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Thomas Kennedy (2); 2. Sammy Swindell (11); 3. Mason Daniel (1); 4. Brian Brown (7); 5. Ryan Giles (15); 6. Greg Hodnett (8); 7. Dominic Scelzi (22); 8. Jamie Ball (4); 9. Shane Golobic (10); 10. Cory Eliason (23); 11. Scott Bogucki (3); 12. Matt Juhl (13); 13. John Carney II (9); 14. Joe Beaver (6); 15. Lee Grosz (14); 16. Skylar Gee (12); 17. McKenna Haase (18); 18. Randy Hannagan (24); 19. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (17); 20. Tony Stewart (21); 21. Seth Brahmer (20); 22. Jonathan Cornell (16); 23. Jon Agan (19); 24. Tasker Phillips (5). Lap Leader: Kennedy 1-20. Hard-charger: D. Scelzi.

Thursday Point Totals

1 21 Brian Brown 484 2 27 Greg Hodnett 482 3 21K Thomas Kennedy 473 4 5J Jamie Ball 467 5 33M Mason Daniel 464 6 3S Sammy Swindell 463 7 53 Joe Beaver 459 8 28 Scott Bogucki 456 9 83 Cory Eliason 455 10 41S Dominic Scelzi 454 11 17WX Shane Golobic 451 12 9 Ryan Giles 450 13 7C John Carney II 445 14 14 Tony Stewart 444 15 7W Tasker Phillips 435 16 09 Matt Juhl 431 17 99 Skylar Gee 427 18 4J Lee Grosz 426 19 55 McKenna Haase 418 20 18 Ryan Roberts 417 21 15H Sam Hafertepe Jr. 416 22 28C Jonathan Cornell 412 23 13V Seth Brahmer 406 Pos Car Driver Points 24 23D Devon Dobie 403 25 4 Jon Agan 395 26 22H Randy Hannagan 394 27 70 Calvin Landis 385 28 76 Brad Comegys 376 29 02 Don Droud Jr. 366 30 7M Chance Morton 354 31 3P Sawyer Phillips 352 32 35L Cody Ledger 352 33 75 Tyler Blank 348 34 15 Christian Bowman 345 35 24N Nathan Mills 335 36 98 Chris Masters 332 37 2X Tucker Doughty 331 38 57 Billy Butler 327 39 22M Shawn Murray 325 40 29 Willie Croft 325 41 2K Kevin Ingle 316 42 57B Bobby Butler 312 43 17X Josh Baughman 298

 

 

2018 Knoxville Nationals Schedule of Special Events at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum (Tentative)

Wednesday, August 8:

10:00 a.m. “Women in Racing” with host Amy Tatnell and Michaela Dumesny, McKenna Haase, Alex Hill, Paige Polyak, Harli White and other guests (Second Floor)
12 Noon “Talking with the Hall of Famers” with host Bill Wright (Museum Coordinator) and Brad Doty and Jac Haudenschild (Second Floor)
1:30 p.m. “World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Racing” with host Johnny Gibson (World of Outlaws) (Theater)

Thursday, August 9:

10:00 a.m. “International Sprint Car Racing” with hosts David Mills (Premier Speedway, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust.) and Wade Aunger (Valvoline Raceway, Sydney, NSW, Aust.) and International Drivers (Theater)
11:00 a.m. “Members Only VIP Reception” with host Bruce Ellis (Williams Grove Speedway) and Bobby Allen, Jacob Allen and Logan Schuchart (Shark Racing) (Second Floor)
12 Noon “Sprint Car Safety Tips” with Greg Nicol (Speedway Motors) and Jay Masur (MedStar), Aaron Zentgraf (Simpson) and other guests (Theater)
1:30 p.m. “Sprint Car Racing: State of the Union” with Larry Boos (Eldora Speedway) and Steve Beitler (Skagit Speedway), Rex LeJeune (Attica Raceway Park) and Steve Sinclair (IRA) (Second Floor)

Friday, August 10:

10:00 a.m. “Sprint Car History” with Gary Guehler and Steve Beitler (Theater)
11:00 a.m. Performance Racing Industries (PRI) Manufacturers Luncheon (Second Floor)
12 Noon “Visiting with Erin Crocker Evernham” with host Jim Donnelly and Erin Crocker Evernham (Theater)
1:30 p.m. “Meet the Pennsylvania Posse” with host Bruce Ellis (Williams Grove Speedway) and Pennsylvania drivers and personalities (Second Floor)

Saturday, August 11:

11:30 a.m. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Auction (Second Floor)

Every Day

When Theater is Available – Previous Knoxville Nationals videos

For more information and updates on events at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum during the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com.

 

34 Raceway

West Burlington, IA

All Stars

32 cars

The 3/8-mile track was heavy tonight, and Cory Eliason (31st car out to time) set a new track record at 12.235 seconds, besting Steve Kinser’s mark of 12.250 seconds in 2008. Cale Conley (27th car out) was second quick, followed by Spencer Bayston (24th), Paul McMahan (20th), Aaron Reutzel (25th), Sammy Swindell (30th), Carl Bowser (27th), Jac Haudenschild (28th), Ryan Smith (14th) and Willie Croft (32nd). Lynton Jeffrey had the back-up car and suffered some issues that caused him to scratch.

Heat one (started): 1. Joey Saldana 26 (1) 2. Kerry Madsen 2m (2) 3. Rico Abreu 24 (4) 4. Jamie Veal 35V (3) 5. Dave Blaney 70 (6) / 6. Paul Nienhiser 9x (7) 7. Chad Kemenah 10H (10) 8. Bobby Mincer 15 (5)

8-lap heats took the top two to the Dash and the top five to the feature. The track remained heavy lending to little passing. Kemenah brought out the only caution when he got over the top of turn two and came to a stop.

Heat two (started): 1. Austin McCarl 2KS (1) 2. Jake Blackhurst 25 (2) 3. Parker Price-Miller 4 (3) 4. Brandon Spithaler 22 (5) 5. Tim Kaeding 3K (6) / 6. R. Smith 11 (4) 7. Jordyn Brazier 21AU (7) DNS – Lynton Jeffrey 12

Kaeding came to a stop before a lap could be completed. Despite restarting at the rear, he worked his way up to a transfer early. A. McCarl and Blackhurst both won features earlier this year at 34 with the Sprint Invaders.

Heat three (started): 1. Carson Macedo 3G (1) 2. Reutzel 87 (2) 3. Bayston 39 (4) 4. McMahan 13 (3) 5. Tony Stewart 14 (6) / 6. Tyler Esh 35 (5) 7. Sammy Walsh 5H (7) 8. Ryan Jamison 51J (8)

Heat four (started): 1. Swindell 59 (2) 2. Bowser 98 (1) 3. Eliason 83 (4) 4. Conley 7K (3) 5. Croft 29 (6) / 6. Haudenschild 3 (5) 7. Bill Balog 50 (7) 8. Josh Schneiderman 49 (8)

Schneiderman got over the turn two berm at the start. The lead five were decided after lap one.

Dash one (started): 1. Conley (1) 2. Madsen (2) 3. Reutzel (3) 4. Saldana (4) 5. Macedo (5)

Dashes were four laps deciding the inside (Dash one) and outside (Dash two) starting positions in the A main.

Dash two (started): 1. Eliason (2) 2. Swindell (1) 3. A. McCarl (4) 4. Bowser (3) 5. Blackhurst (5)

B main (started): 1. R. Smith (2) 2. Haudenschild (1) 3. Nienhiser (4) 4. Kemenah (8) / 5. Walsh (7) 6. Balog (5) 7. Schneiderman (9) 8. Mincer (10) 9. Esh (3) 10. Brazier (6) 11. Jamison (11)

The 12-lapper took the top four to the A. R. Smith led early over Haudenschild, Nienhiser, Esh and Kemenah. Brazier drove off turn two, stopping and bringing a yellow. The restart saw Kemenah passing Esh for the final transfer spot. Six laps later, Esh would get over the berm himself.

A main (started): 1. Swindell (4) 2. Eliason (2) 3. Macedo (9) 4. Conley (1) 5. Madsen (3) 6. Reutzel (5) 7. Saldana (7) 8. Price-Miller (12) 9. Abreu (13) 10. A. McCarl (6) 11. Stewart (18) 12. Bayston (11) 13. Haudenschild (22) 14. McMahan (14) 15. Nienhiser (23) 16. Spithaler (16) 17. Croft (17) 18. Blackhurst (10) 19. Veal (15) 20. R. Smith (21) 21. Bowser (8) 22. Kemenah (24) 23. Blaney (20) 24. Kaeding (19)

Conley led the 30-lapper early over Eliason, Madsen, Swindell and Reutzel. The leaders were in lapped traffic by lap four ,and Kaeding, Blaney and Kemenah exited early. On lap five, Eliason worked by Conley in traffic. On lap nine, Swindell also worked under Madsen for third. A good race was developing in traffic, but three cautions set up a clean track. Bowser blew a right rear and got into the turn four wall on lap nine. On that restart, Macedo was able to move by Reutzel for fifth. The leaders were back in traffic on lap 16. Swindell would dive under Conley for second on lap 17 before Blackhurst got over turn two berm and brought caution with eight to go. Eliason took off again, while Macedo grabbed fourth from Madsen on lap 19. On lap 27, Sammy ducked under Eliason to take the lead. Despite a last caution for Croft, he would win his first All Star win in exactly one year (Lebanon, NY). Macedo would snag third on the last lap. Haudenschild was the hard-charger.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Prevails in All Stars Return to Knoxville!
Clint Garner Tunes Up For 360 Nationals with Another Win

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 28, 2018) – Kerry Madsen took home $5,000 for his charge from the seventh row to victory Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway with the All Star Circuit of Champions on Weiler Night. It was the series first appearance at Knoxville since 2011. With 56 cars in the field, the St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia native earned his twentieth career win at the famous half-mile oval aboard the Tod Quiring #2m. Clint Garner topped a 44-car field in the 360 class. The Sioux Falls, South Dakota driver will try to defend his 2017 Knoxville 360 Nationals title next weekend.

The feature for the All Stars got off to a rough start, when a slow pace on the parade lap saw cars stacking up. Austin McCarl got the worst end of the situation, and ended up spinning to a stop with top wing damage. Once the 25-lap event was green, Matt Juhl took the point ahead of Terry McCarl, Brooke Tatnell, Lynton Jeffrey and Carson Macedo.

Sammy Swindell made an early move from sixth to fourth early, before Trey Starks found himself upside down in turn one with three laps in the books. He was o.k. The restart saw Juhl leading Terry McCarl, Tatnell, Swindell and Chad Kemenah. Swindell would gain third when the green fell. Juhl and McCarl separated themselves a bit from the pack, but on the twelfth lap, the leader slowed and exited with a driveline issue.

McCarl assumed the lead by a healthy margin. Disaster struck with 14 laps down, however. McCarl jumped the turn one cushion and flipped hard into turn two. He walked away from the crash. Now Swindell assumed the lead ahead of Kemenah, Tatnell, Kerry Madsen (up from 13th) and Paul McMahan. Tatnell moved into second on the restart, but Madsen was on the move, and slid from fourth to second on lap 16.

A great race for the lead developed with Swindell and Madsen swapping the point twice. Madsen would finally lead on lap 20. A final caution came out for Macedo, who blew his right rear tire with three to go. On that restart, Sam Hafertepe Jr. had issues and spun.

Madsen would pull away to win his second All Star show in as many nights over Swindell, Kemenah, Brian Brown and Tatnell. Spencer Bayston, hard-charger Dominic Scelzi, Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason and McMahan rounded out the top ten. McMahan set quick time over the large field, while Hafertepe, Juhl, Lynton Jeffrey, Macedo and Brown won heats. Tony Stewart was the D main winner, while Rager Phillips won the C, Gio Scelzi took the B, and Juhl and Terry McCarl claimed the Dashes.

“He will not go away, will he?” said Madsen in Victory Lane of his battle with Swindell. “He’s an absolute legend and one of my heroes growing up. I can’t believe he’s still going. Everyone asks what’s been wrong with us. We’ve actually been quick, but we haven’t caught many breaks. Last night (at Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota) was a great night, and Guy Forbrook has been working hard. That thing was a rocket ship tonight. Obviously, to win a race like this you have to have a great racecar. This is a good time to get good.”

“We weren’t in this car until Thursday night, and we’ve had some things to work on,” said Swindell of his Thone Motorsports #59 team. “Our Dashes we seem to back up, but we seem to get a lot better for the main. That was a heck of a start on the first lap. We were able to get by Brown there on the berm. We were able to get to fourth right away. There’s a few things we struggled with towards the end, but it’s a heck of a start with this team. At my age, we’re not supposed to be doing this, but we’re proving them wrong every night.”

“I think we got better in the long runs,” said Kemenah. “I messed up on the one restart. We’ve kind of struggled all year long, so this deal here can give us some momentum coming into a pretty important week coming up here. The last few races we’ve been getting better, and we’ll just keep plugging away.”

The non-stop 360 feature was also entertaining. Aussie Scott Bogucki led the 18-lapper early over Nate Van Haaften, Clint Garner and Jamie Ball. Garner quickly took second from Van Haaften. Behind them, Jamie Ball, Sawyer Phillips and Gio Scelzi were slicing and dicing for position. Ball and Phillips exchanged fourth a number of times, while Scelzi moved into third, passing both of them on lap eight.

The leaders were in lapped traffic by the ninth circuit, and two laps later, Bogucki was slowed behind a lapper on the cushion. Garner pounced into the lead and pulled away from there. His 38th 360 win here came ahead of Bogucki, Scelzi, Phillips and a hard-charging Terry McCarl (from 18th). Thomas Kennedy, Ball, Skylar Gee, Van Haaften and Calvin Landis completed the top ten. Van Haaften set quick time, while Dylan Peterson, Brooke Tatnell, Tom Lenz, McCarl and Matt Covington won heats. Blake Hahn was the C main winner, and Ryan Giles claimed the B.

“It was a good race,” said Garner in Victory Lane. “I was so happy to be up front in that thing. Just last weekend, I qualified bad, and I know how easy that can happen. I’m just grateful to be here. It’s so hard to do. There were good cars. When I caught (Matt) Moro as a lapped car, I knew better than even to attempt to make a move. He’s just in the back. He was hauling the mail. It was just about starting positions at that point.”

The 28th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank get underway on Thursday, August 2 and continue through Saturday, August 4. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com
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The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions return to Knoxville Raceway for Weiler Night on July 28th! 3-Time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart has confirmed he will race this night as well!

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410 Results

Time Trials Group A (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK (3), 15.364; 2. 26, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (1), 15.399; 3. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (7), 15.489; 4. 4, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (8), 15.553; 5. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 15.590; 6. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (10), 15.622; 7. 70S, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (9), 15.664; 8. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (12), 15.717; 9. 35, Tyler Esh, Lancaster, PA (6), 15.836; 10. 98, Carl Bowser, Cabot, PA (11), 15.859; 11. 10, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (4), 15.907; 12. 28, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (5), 16.113

Time Trials Group B (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 13, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (9), 15.338; 2. 59, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (2), 15.381; 3. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11), 15.654; 4. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (6), 15.697; 5. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (4), 15.702; 6. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (7), 15.758; 7. 70, Dave Blaney, High Point, NC (5), 15.820; 8. 27, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (10), 16.154; 9. 7, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (3), 16.339; 10. 7X, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 16.470; 11. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (1), 16.689

Time Trials Group C (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 15.368; 2. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (6), 15.404; 3. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (2), 15.410; 4. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (7), 15.449; 5. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (1), 15.479; 6. 7K, Cale Conley, Vienna, WV (10), 15.667; 7. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (4), 15.748; 8. 35V, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (3), 15.797; 9. 14, Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN (9), 15.832; 10. 3, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (5), 15.958; 11. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (11), 16.447

Time Trials Group D (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (6), 15.440; 2. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (1), 15.599; 3. 3G, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (3), 15.638; 4. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (5), 15.652; 5. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (10), 15.657; 6. 67, Ryan Robinson, Foresthill, CA (8), 15.663; 7. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (11), 15.683; 8. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (7), 15.726; 9. 11, Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA (4), 15.743; 10. 22, Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA (9), 16.366; 11. 1AJ, Trevor Mell, Harwood, ND (2), 17.747

Time Trials Group E (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (4), 15.530; 2. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (8), 15.545; 3. 44, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (3), 15.607; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (1), 15.685; 5. 29, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (7), 15.805; 6. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (10), 15.877; 7. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (6), 16.016; 8. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (11), 16.066; 9. 5H, Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust. (9), 16.177; 10. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (5), 16.517; 11. 84, Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN (2), NT

Overall Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 13, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (21), 15.338; 2. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (3), 15.364; 3. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (31), 15.368; 4. 59, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (14), 15.381; 5. 26, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (1), 15.399; 6. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (29), 15.404; 7. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (25), 15.410; 8. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (40), 15.440; 9. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (30), 15.449; 10. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (24), 15.479; 11. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (7), 15.489; 12. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (49), 15.530; 13. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (53), 15.545; 14. 4, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (8), 15.553; 15. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 15.590; 16. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (35), 15.599; 17. 44, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (48), 15.607; 18. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (10), 15.622; 19. 3G, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (37), 15.638; 20. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (39), 15.652; 21. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (23), 15.654; 22. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (44), 15.657; 23. 67, Ryan Robinson, Foresthill, CA (42), 15.663; 24. 70S, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (9), 15.664; 25. 7K, Cale Conley, Vienna, WV (33), 15.667; 26. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (45), 15.683; 27. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (46), 15.685; 28. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (18), 15.697; 29. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (16), 15.702; 30. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (12), 15.717; 31. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (41), 15.726; 32. 11, Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA (38), 15.743; 33. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (27), 15.748; 34. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (19), 15.758; 35. 35V, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (26), 15.797; 36. 29, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (52), 15.805; 37. 70, Dave Blaney, High Point, NC (17), 15.820; 38. 14, Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN (32), 15.832; 39. 35, Tyler Esh, Lancaster, PA (6), 15.836; 40. 98, Carl Bowser, Cabot, PA (11), 15.859; 41. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (55), 15.877; 42. 10, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (4), 15.907; 43. 3, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (28), 15.958; 44. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (51), 16.016; 45. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (56), 16.066; 46. 28, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (5), 16.113; 47. 27, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (22), 16.154; 48. 5H, Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust. (54), 16.177; 49. 7, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (15), 16.339; 50. 22, Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA (43), 16.366; 51. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (34), 16.447; 52. 7X, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 16.470; 53. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (50), 16.517; 54. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (13), 16.689; 55. 1AJ, Trevor Mell, Harwood, ND (36), 17.747; 56. 84, Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN (47), NT

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.8: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 2. Wayne Johnson (4); 3. Parker Price-Miller (1); 4. Cory Eliason (6) / 5. Joey Saldana (3); 6. Jeff Swindell (7); 7. Jordyn Brazier (8) / 8. Rager Phillips (5); 9. Tyler Esh (9) / 10. Carl Bowser (10); 11. Clyde Knipp (11); 12. Allan Woods (12)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.9: 1. Matt Juhl (1); 2. Paul McMahan (4); 3. Tasker Phillips (2); 4. Sammy Swindell (3) / 5. Josh Schneiderman (6); 6. RJ Johnson (5); 7. Dave Blaney (7) / 8. John Carney II (9); 9. Bob Weuve (10) / 10. Tucker Klaasmeyer (8) DNS – Carson McCarl

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.0: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (2); 2. Spencer Bayston (1); 3. Kerry Madsen (3); 4. Terry McCarl (4) / 5. Gio Scelzi (5); 6. Cale Conley (6); 7. Rico Abreu (7) / 8. Jac Haudenschild (10); 9. Jamie Veal (8) / 10. Tony Stewart (9); 11. Bobby Mincer (11)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Carson Macedo (2); 2. Chad Kemenah (3); 3. Austin McCarl (1); 4. Aaron Reutzel (4) / 5. Ryan Robinson (6); 6. Hunter Schuerenberg (7); 7. Davey Heskin (5) / 8. Ryan Smith (9); 9. Brandon Spithaler (10) / 10. Trevor Mell (11); 11. AJ Moeller (8)

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.7: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Brooke Tatnell (1); 3. Trey Starks (2); 4. Tim Kaeding (6) / 5. Dominic Scelzi (3); 6. Paige Polyak (8); 7. Willie Croft (5) / 8. Sammy Walsh (9); 9. Chase Wanner (10) / 10. Glen Saville (7) DNS – Brandon Hanks

D main (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Tony Stewart (1); 2. Carl Bowser (2) / 3. Bobby Mincer (6); 4. Clyde Knipp (7); 5. Carson McCarl (8); 6. Trevor Mell (5); 7. Glen Saville (3); 8. Tucker Klaasmeyer (4); DNS - AJ Moeller, Allan Woods

C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:58.1: 1. Rager Phillips (1); 2. Ryan Smith (2); 3. John Carney II (5); 4. Jac Haudenschild (3); 5. Tony Stewart (11); 6. Jamie Veal (6); 7. Sammy Walsh (4); 8. Tyler Esh (7); 9. Carl Bowser (12); 10. Bob Weuve (10); 11. Brandon Spithaler (8); 12. Chase Wanner (9);

Dash one (started), 4 Laps, 1:08.9: 1. Matt Juhl (1); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 3. Brian Brown (6); 4. Sammy Swindell (2); 5. Spencer Bayston (5); 6. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4)

Dash two (started), 4 Laps, 1:08.4: 1. Terry McCarl (1); 2. Brooke Tatnell (2); 3. Carson Macedo (3); 4. Chad Kemenah (6); 5. Paul McMahan (5); 6. Wayne Johnson (4)

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:31.5: 1. Gio Scelzi (2); 2. Joey Saldana (1); 3. Dominic Scelzi (3); 4. Ryan Robinson (4) / 5. Josh Schneiderman (5); 6. Hunter Schuerenberg (8); 7. Jeff Swindell (6); 8. Rico Abreu (11); 9. Davey Heskin (9); 10. Jordyn Brazier (12); 11. Cale Conley (7); 12. Rager Phillips (16); 13. Willie Croft (14); 14. Ryan Smith (17); 15. Paige Polyak (10); 16. Dave Blaney (13) DNS – RJ Johnson

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Kerry Madsen (13); 2. Sammy Swindell (7); 3. Chad Kemenah (8); 4. Brian Brown (5); 5. Brooke Tatnell (4); 6. Spencer Bayston (9); 7. Dominic Scelzi (23); 8. Aaron Reutzel (18); 9. Cory Eliason (19); 10. Paul McMahan (10); 11. Tim Kaeding (20); 12. Austin McCarl (16); 13. Joey Saldana (22); 14. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 15. Parker Price-Miller (14); 16. Carson Macedo (6); 17. Tasker Phillips (17); 18. Wayne Johnson (12); 19. Ryan Robinson (24); 20. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (11); 21. Terry McCarl (2); 22. Matt Juhl (1); 23. Dave Blaney (26); 24. Jac Haudenschild (25); 25. Trey Starks (15); 26. Gio Scelzi (21). Lap Leaders: Juhl 1-11, T. McCarl 12-14, S. Swindell 15-19, K. Madsen 20-25. Hard-charger: D. Scelzi.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (22), 15.859; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (13), 15.944; 3. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (1), 15.952; 4. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (4), 15.982; 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (7), 15.988; 6. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (27), 16.011; 7. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (29), 16.042; 8. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (11), 16.055; 9. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (20), 16.095; 10. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (2), 16.099; 11. 88, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX (6), 16.110; 12. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (3), 16.119; 13. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (15), 16.139; 14. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (44), 16.158; 15. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (33), 16.171; 16. 13M, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (30), 16.174; 17. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (23), 16.180; 18. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (32), 16.233; 19. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (38), 16.236; 20. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (16), 16.248; 21. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (14), 16.265; 22. 14, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (12), 16.266; 23. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (17), 16.269; 24. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (37), 16.355; 25. 28C, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (25), 16.364; 26. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (19), 16.391; 27. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (42), 16.396; 28. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (18), 16.457; 29. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (9), 16.483; 30. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (24), 16.507; 31. 17, Mitch Faccinto, Fresno, CA (21), 16.538; 32. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (39), 16.541; 33. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (40), 16.559; 34. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (28), 16.569; 35. 98, Chris Masters, Napa, CA (5), 16.577; 36. 75, Tyler Blank, California, MO (8), 16.602; 37. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (10), 16.618; 38. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (26), 16.630; 39. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (41), 16.664; 40. 03, Shayle Bade, Lincoln, NE (35), 16.678; 41. 02, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (31), 16.714; 42. 86, Tony Bruce Jr., Owasso, OK (36), 16.765; 43. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (34), NT; 44. 13MJ, Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN (43), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.3: 1. Dylan Peterson (2); 2. Christian Bowman (1); 3. Sawyer Phillips (5); 4. Josh Higday (3); 5. Nate Van Haaften (6); 6. Scottie McDonald (4); 7. Tyler Blank (8); 8. Don Droud Jr. (9); 9. Mitch Faccinto (7)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.5: 1. Brooke Tatnell (2); 2. Joe Beaver (1); 3. Clint Garner (6); 4. Ryan Giles (3); 5. Mason Daniel (4); 6. Nathan Mills (5); 7. Tony Bruce Jr. (9); 8. Troy Manteufel (7); 9. Alex Hill (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.1: 1. Tom Lenz (2); 2. McKenna Haase (4); 3. Gio Scelzi (6); 4. Cody Wehrle (1); 5. Jon Agan (3); 6. Tasker Phillips (9); 7. Chris Martin (7); 8. Harli White (5); 9. Mitchell Alexander (8)

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.9: 1. Terry McCarl (2); 2. Thomas Kennedy (4); 3. Josh Baughman (3); 4. Scott Bogucki (6); 5. Skylar Gee (5); 6. Blake Hahn (8); 7. Dustin Clark (1); 8. John Anderson (7) DNS – Brandon Halverson

Heat five (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.5: 1. Matt Covington (1); 2. Calvin Landis (4); 3. Matt Moro (3); 4. Jamie Ball (6); 5. Jonathan Cornell (2); 6. Shayle Bade (8); 7. Brad Comegys (5); 8. Chris Masters (7)

C main (started), 8 Laps, 2:21.3: 1. Blake Hahn (3); 2. Tasker Phillips (7); 3. Alex Hill (1); 4. Shayle Bade (4) / 5. Tony Bruce Jr. (6); 6. Mitchell Alexander (2); 7. Don Droud Jr. (5) DNS – Brandon Halverson

B main (started), 10 Laps, 3:01.0: 1. Ryan Giles (1); 2. Jon Agan (2); 3. Josh Baughman (3); 4. Matt Moro (4) / 5. Cody Wehrle (8); 6. Jonathan Cornell (5); 7. Chris Martin (13); 8. Tasker Phillips (16); 9. Tyler Blank (14); 10. Dustin Clark (9); 11. Blake Hahn (17); 12. Shayle Bade (18); 13. Mitch Faccinto (11); 14. Alex Hill (19); 15. Chris Masters (15); 16. John Anderson (12); 17. Joe Beaver (7); 18. Christian Bowman (6); 19. Matt Covington (10) DNS – Troy Manteufel

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:41.7: 1. Clint Garner (4); 2. Scott Bogucki (1); 3. Gio Scelzi (3); 4. Sawyer Phillips (5); 5. Terry McCarl (18); 6. Thomas Kennedy (10); 7. Jamie Ball (6); 8. Skylar Gee (9); 9. Nate Van Haaften (2); 10. Calvin Landis (11); 11. Brooke Tatnell (13); 12. Ryan Giles (21); 13. Mason Daniel (14); 14. McKenna Haase (8); 15. Dylan Peterson (12); 16. Jon Agan (22); 17. Josh Baughman (23); 18. Nathan Mills (7); 19. Matt Moro (24); 20. Scottie McDonald (17); 21. Harli White (16); 22. Brad Comegys (19); 23. Josh Higday (20); 24. Tom Lenz (15). Lap Leaders: Bogucki 1-10, Garner 11-18. Hard-charger: T. McCarl.

 

 

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7/26/18

Angell Park Speedway

Sun Prairie, WI

39 All Stars

23 BMARA Midgets

All Stars

In hot laps, Mike Decker turned over in turn two. He was unhurt, but didn’t return until his heat. Four heat groups qualified. Overall, Ryan Smith (5th car out to time) set quick time at 12.056 seconds. The track was a little dry right away, as the field was off the 11.706 mark set by Brandon Spithaler when the All Stars stopped here last year. Carson Macedo (6th car out) was second quick, followed by Cory Eliason (15th), Chad Kemenah (25th), Jeremy Schultz (3rd), Aaron Reutzel (29th), Paul McMahan (1st), Sammy Swindell (16th), Bill Balog (20th) and Jac Haudenschild (12th).

Heat one (started): 1. McMahan 13 (1) 2. Schultz 5J (2) 3. Macedo 3G (3) 4. Smith 11 (4) 5. Brandon Spithaler 22 (5) / 6. Sammy Walsh 5H (6) 7. Jordan Goldesberry 65 (7) 8. Todd Daun 19 (9) 9. Wayne Modjeski 14AJ (8) 10. Hunter Custer 29 (10)

10-lap heats took the top two to the Dash, and top five to the feature. This one was mostly a single-file affair.

Heat two (started): 1. Jac Haudenschild 3 (1) 2. Swindell 59 (3) 3. Balog 17B (2) 4. Eliason 83 (4) 5. Parker Price-Miller 4 (6) / 6. Cale Conley 7K (5) 7. Ben Schmidt 73 (7) 8. Scott Uttech 7 (8) 9. Kris Spitz 4K (9) 10. Mike Reinke 02 (10)

Conley jumped Price-Miller’s tire on the start, and Spitz was also caught up. Conley kept rolling. Reinke was taken out and flipped on the next try at green. He was o.k. Once it got going, Haudenschild led the distance over Swindell and Balog. Price-Miller worked his way up to fifth from the tail by the second lap.

Heat three (started): 1. Reutzel 87 (3) 2. Kemenah 10H (4) 3. Dominic Scelzi 41s (2) 4. Rico Abreu 24 (6) 5. Russell Borland 23 (1) / 6. Scott Neitzel 2w (7) 7. Carl Bowser 98 (5) 8. Tyler Esh 35 (9) 9. Steve Meyer 85m (8) 10. Nick Matuszewski 63 (10)

Reutzel used the low side to rocket under the front row heading into turn one and never looked back. Scelzi settled into second, followed by Kemenah and Abreu. Kemenah worked by Scelzi to earn a Dash spot on lap four.

Heat four (started): 1. Tony Stewart 14 (4) 2. Dave Blaney 70 (1) 3. Scotty Thiel 64 (3) 4. Joey Saldana 26 (2) 5. Jake Blackhurst 25 (5) / 6. Scott Biertzer 4B (7) 7. Jereme Schroeder 43 (8) 8. Mike Decker 12 (9) 9. Brandon McMullen 10w (6)

Blaney led early over Saldana and Stewart. Thiel moved by McMullen for fourth on lap four. McMullen would tag the wall hard on lap five and exit shortly after Blackhurst passed him for the final transfer. Meanwhile, up front, Stewart used the low groove to work by Saldana and Blaney for the win. Thiel gained third late in the going.

Dash one (started): 1. Smith (1) 2. Blaney (2) 3. Macedo (3) 4. Haudenschild (5) 5. Swindell (4)

Smith was gone in this 4-lapper that decided the inside of the first five rows. Smith and Macedo qualified as having the top two quickest times in the top five (but not top two) of their heat.

Dash two (started): 1. Reutzel (2) 2. Stewart (1) 3. Kemenah (3) 4. McMahan (5) 5. Schultz (4)

Reutzel used the cushion in one and two to propel himself to the win. McMahan patiently worked by Schultz to gain fourth late.

B main (started): 1. Conley (1) 2. Walsh (2) 3. Neitzel (4) 4. McMullen (13) / 5. Goldesberry (5) 6. Schmidt (6) 7. Bowser (7) 8. Decker (12) 9. Modjeski (15) 10. Esh (10) 11. Spitz (14) 12. Daun (11) 13. Matuszewski (17) 14. Biertzer (3) 15. Custer (16) 16. Schroeder (8) 17. Uttech (9) DNS – Meyer, Reinke

There wasn’t enough room getting into turn three on the first lap. It saw Schroeder clip an infield tire and dump his sprinter, collecting Spitz, Daun and Uttech. No one was hurt, but Uttech and Schroeder were done. The second try at green saw Biertzer get crossed up down the backstretch. The resulting chain reaction lasted until turn four where Esh, Schmidt and Matuszewski were victims. All would refire. Conley would lead the 12-lap distance over Walsh and Neitzel. On lap two, Goldesberry grabbed the fourth and final transfer from Biertzer. McMullen had one of the faster cars. He had moved from row seven to fifth by lap three, and had moved into fourth by lap four, garnering the final transfer.

A main (started): 1. Smith (1) 2. Balog (11) 3. Blaney (3) 4. Kemenah (6) 5. Abreu (16) 6. Scelzi (13) 7. McMahan (8) 8. Eliason (14) 9. Price-Miller (20) 10. Swindell (9) 11. Thiel (12) 12. Spithaler (17) 13. Schultz (10) 14. Blackhurst (19) 15. Conley (21) 16. Macedo (5) 17. Neitzel (23) 18. McMullen (24) 19. Stewart (4) 20. Walsh (22) 21. Reutzel (2) 22. Haudenschild (7) 23. Saldana (15) 24. Borland (18)

A tall ledge of a cushion developed throughout the night. Despite efforts to run it in, no grader appeared to truly knock it out. It made for a technical track and another entertaining race at the prairie. Reutzel took off for another zip code at the drop of the green in the 35-lapper, entering lapped traffic on the third circuit, ahead of Smith, Stewart, Kemenah and Macedo. Kemenah worked by Stewart to gain third on lap eight. Two laps later, Macedo followed him into fourth. On lap 12, Macedo would use the low side to shoot by Kemenah for the third spot. Everything broke loose 12 laps in. Haudenschild got above the cushion and into the turn four wall. Slowly the caution came out. I looked in turn three, and Reutzel was sitting there without his fuel tank. At the same time, Saldana limped into the pits with front end damage. Smith inherited the lead over Macedo, Kemenah, Stewart and Blaney. Kemenah shot by Macedo for second, while Balog got by Blaney for fifth, and then Stewart for fourth on lap 14. Macedo and Kemenah had a fierce battle going on for second, and Macedo claimed it again on lap 16. The leaders were back in traffic on lap 19. Smith would hop over the turn three cushion, allowing Macedo to lead lap 19. Balog continued his charge, getting by Kemenah for third with eight to go. Just two laps from the checkers, Macedo had something in the front end break, ending his winning run. Smith would assume the lead on the green, white, checker finish, ahead of Balog, Kemenah, Blaney and Abreu. Blaney would jump to third on the restart, but Smith was able to hold off Balog at the line for his seventh career All Star win.

BMARA Midgets

Hot laps were used for qualifying. The cars came out in three groups of eight (one seven). Tyler Baran set quick time at 15.675 seconds, just six one-thousandths ahead of Scott Hatton. Davey Ray was third quick, followed by Ryan Probst, David Budres, Zach Boden, Kevin Olson, Jordan Mattson, Kyle Brinkmann and Mike Stroik.

Heat one (started): 1. Kyle Koch 71 (6) 2. Pat Hensen 4 (1) 3. Harrison Kleven 29 (3) 4. Shay Sassano 31 (4) 5. Tristan Koenings 66T (5) 6. Joe Ebben 66E (7) 7. Mike Unger 76 (2)

The 8-lap heat was reserved for those outside the top sixteen in time. Hensen led early over Unger and Kleven. Unger would tag the wall on the second lap and retire. Koch would assumed second and pass Hensen to win it with three to go.

Heat two (started): 1. Andy Baugh 57 (3) 2. Hatton 1 (8) 3. Mattson 77 (5) 4. Marty Saso 3L (2) 5. Stroik 9s (4) 6. Boden 2 (6) 7. Probst 99 (7) 8. Jake Goeglein 8 (1)

The top five finishers were eligible for the feature invert (ten). Baugh led Saso and Goeglein early. The battle for third on back went 4-wide on lap two. Probst would catch the tough end of that, climbing another tire. He was fortunate to save it, but the caution came out. Baugh would hang on for the win, over Hatton, who was able to close on the restart.

Heat three (started): 1. Ray 3 (7) 2. Jack Routson 38 (3) 3. Baran 11 (8) 4. Budres 27 (6) 5. Olson 9K (5) 6. Brinkmann 5 (4) 7. Brian Peterson 7 (2) 8. Denny Smith 66 (1)

Smith exited before a lap was complete. Routson led early over Peterson and Olson. Baran gave Olson the chrome horn from behind to move into fourth on lap four. He then passed Budres for third on lap five. Ray was loyal to the cushion and moved up nicely before taking the lead with one to go to win an exciting one.

A main (started): 1. Ray (8) 2. Probst (11) 3. Mattson (5) 4. Hatton (9) 5. Olson (6) 6. Baran (10) 7. Budres (7) 8. Boden (12) 9. Brinkmann (13) 10. Stroik (4) 11. Saso (1) 12. Koch (20) 13. Peterson (14) 14. Routson (3) 15. Smith (15) 16. Hensen (17) 17. Koenings (22) 18. Kleven (19) 19. Sassano (18) 20. Baugh (2) 21. Goeglein (16) 22. Unger (21) DNS – Ebben

Saso led the 20-lapper early over Baugh and Routson. Baugh would take the lead, and Mattson started moving forward taking third on lap two and second the next lap. Goeglein stopped to bring a caution five laps in. The restart saw Baugh ahead of Mattson, Routson, Budres and Olson. Mattson shot by on the low side to take the lead when the green fell, while Budres moved into third. A spin by Routson nine laps in, slowed things one more time. Now Mattson led Baugh, Budres, Olson and Ray, who was pounding the rough cushion. Ray would shoot from fifth to third on the restart, and on lap 12 passed both Baugh and then Mattson on the low side to take the point. Baugh would follow him on the cushion to take second on lap 14, but one circuit later, he would pay the price for tempting the cushion. He tagged the backstretch wall, and flipped wildly, gaining serious air time. He would walk under his own power to the ambulance. He did not need transport. Ray would hold on to win the five lap Dash for the checkers. Probst would close to go from fourth to second, when Budres jumped the cushion.

 

 

 

Brian Brown Wins a Wild One at Knoxville!
Joey Saldana Strong in 360’s; Kelby Watt Picks Up His Second 305 Feature of Year

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 21, 2018) – Five lead changes highlighted a wild 410 feature at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday’s 3M Night. After dueling with Austin McCarl, Brian Brown visited Victory Lane for the seventh time this season, and the 44th time in his career, eclipsing the great Earl Wagner for sixth on the all-time list. The win was worth $4,000 for the Grain Valley, Missouri pilot, and came aboard his Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21. Joey Saldana drove the Rudeen Racing #26 to his first career 360 win here, and seventeen-year-old Kelby Watt won for the second time this season and the third time in his career in the 305 class.

Brown started in the second row and shot into the lead immediately in the 20-lap 410 main event, ahead of Austin McCarl, Terry McCarl and Kerry Madsen. Brown jumped the cushion and Austin led briefly, but Brown was back in front at the line. The leaders entered lapped traffic on lap seven.

Brown would climb the back end of Clyde Knipp’s lapped car in turn two, and Austin pounced into the lead. The pair entered heavier lapped traffic on lap nine, and Brown slid back by for the point. A lap later, Austin was back in front with a similar move.

Austin was strong in lapped traffic and maintained his lead. With five to go, Madsen slid by Terry McCarl for third, with the latter returning the move on lap 16. At that point, fifth running Brooke Tatnell could not avoid the lapped machine of Chris Martin and tipped over. He was o.k.

The restart saw Austin McCarl leading Brown, Terry McCarl, Madsen and Cory Eliason. Brown would trail Austin until lap four completing the lap, when he shot back into the lead for good. On lap 18, Madsen slid in front of Terry McCarl for third. Terry looked to return the favor in turns three and four. He would climb the inside berm and his car drifted in front of Madsen. Unable to brake in time, Madsen struck the rear bumper of McCarl’s car and tipped over. RJ Johnson struck the stopped Madsen and flipped wildly into turn four. Fortunately, both were uninjured.

Brown would pull away for the win, ahead of Austin McCarl, a late closing Eliason, Davey Heskin and Terry McCarl. Hard-charger Dominic Scelzi, Joey Saldana, Spencer Bayston, Matt Juhl and Carson McCarl rounded out the top ten. Brown set quick time over the 33-car field, while Bayston, Heskin, Knipp and Eliason won heats. Josh Schneiderman won the B main.

“My crew chief Chad Morgan is a brother to me,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “He lost his brother yesterday. This was for the whole Morgan family. C.W. was a great guy. To put this car in Victory Lane for Chad and his family, was what this was all about. I knew we had to make something happen there, and that was probably one of my sloppiest races in some time. I got over the cushion there, and almost crashed it. I almost ran over Clyde, and almost anything stupid you could do, I probably did it. I’m not to proud of that performance, and I’ve got to clean it up if we’re going to have a chance here in a couple of weeks. Austin in the other Casey’s car…you guys are seeing talent develop in front of your eyes.”

Things got off to a slow start in the 360 18-lap feature. Thomas Kennedy had his wing mounts come loose. Fortunately, he kept the car under him in turn one, but he was done for the night. Joey Saldana stormed to the lead early, over Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Ryan Giles and Jon Agan.

The leader entered lapped traffic on the seventh lap, but a caution for debris cleaned the track in front of him, just as Eliason was pressuring for the point. With eleven laps to go, Saldana led Eliason, Hafertepe, Giles and Agan back to green.

Wayne Johnson was able to move into the top five at that point, but Saldana did a masterful job the last five laps in traffic to take the win. Eliason held on for second ahead of Hafertepe, Giles and Johnson. Clint Garner, Dominic Scelzi, Agan, Lee Grosz and Sawyer Phillips completed the top ten. Saldana also set quick time over the 36-car field, with Ryan Roberts, Kennedy, Calvin Landis and Jamie Ball scoring heat wins. Blake Hahn claimed the B main.

“Right before the yellow, we had a lapped car almost stop in front of us,” said Saldana in Victory Lane. “When you have a clean race going, you don’t want to do anything stupid. I just tried to be smart, but not give up a spot. Luckily, Tyler and the guys did a great job. The car was fast. We don’t get to do this very often (run the 360), so it’s nice to come here and run this car and this motor. Hopefully, we’ll be a little bit better when we come for the 360 Nationals.”

Kelby Watt shot to the point at the beginning of the 15-lap 305 finale. Matthew Stelzer followed him on lap one, but it was Mike Mayberry who used the cushion to jet into second on lap two. Six laps in, Chris Horton would tip over. He was uninjured. When trying to restart, Ryan Leavitt failed to gain power and also had to retire.

Watt headed for the bottom of turn one when the green fell, but Mayberry proved the high line was best and took the point. A lap later, another red flew when Vance Weber got upside down in a fracas that also involved Jeff Wilke and Joe Simbro, who both restarted.

Mayberry continued his lead, ahead of Watt, Stelzer, Eric Bridger and Chase Young with eight to go. After starting eleventh, Jayce Jenkins was also on the move, and grabbed fifth with four to go. Up front, Watt tracked down Mayberry. When Mayberry slipped above the cushion in turn two on lap 13, Watt was ready with a slide job in turn three and made it stick to grab the point again.

Watt would hold on for the win ahead of Mayberry, Stelzer, the hard-charger Jenkins and Bridger. Chase Young, Brandon Worthington, Evan Epperson, Casey Greubel and Mike Ayers rounded out the top ten. Bridger claimed his tenth quick time award of the year, while Stelzer and Epperson were heat winners.

“I made a mistake on that restart,” said Watt of the first caution flag. “I went to the bottom thinking it would be the best way around, but it wasn’t. Mike got me around the outside. Ever since then, I thought I have nine laps left, or eight laps left, and I’m going to try my hardest. I saw him mess up on the top, and I said I have to go for it on this corner right here. I threw it in there as hard as I could and hoped it would stick.”

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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (13), 15.699; 2. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (3), 15.729; 3. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (4), 15.868; 4. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (33), 15.898; 5. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 15.902; 6. 26, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (12), 15.923; 7. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (30), 16.012; 8. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (14), 16.045; 9. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (27), 16.059; 10. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (18), 16.060; 11. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (26), 16.065; 12. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (25), 16.092; 13. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (32), 16.259; 14. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (24), 16.262; 15. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (28), 16.284; 16. 91, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (1), 16.323; 17. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (15), 16.369; 18. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (8), 16.379; 19. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (22), 16.389; 20. 5H, Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust. (11), 16.397; 21. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (19), 16.400; 22. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (6), 16.433; 23. 10, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (2), 16.502; 24. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (17), 16.507; 25. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (29), 16.586; 26. 35, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (16), 16.588; 27. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (21), 16.637; 28. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (7), 16.691; 29. 28AU, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (10), 16.718; 30. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (23), 17.114; 31. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (31), 17.178; 32. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (9), NT; 33. 1, Travis Rilat, Heath, TX (5), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.6: 1. Spencer Bayston (2); 2. Austin McCarl (3); 3. Brian Brown (6); 4. Josh Schneiderman (1); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 6. Skylar Gee (5); 7. Allan Woods (7) DNS – Sam Hafertepe Jr., Travis Rilat

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Davey Heskin (4); 2. Kerry Madsen (6); 3. Jordyn Brazier (1); 4. Joey Saldana (5); 5. Dominic Scelzi (3); 6. Jamie Veal (7); 7. Chase Wanner (8); 8. Rico Abreu (2)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:19.3: 1. Clyde Knipp (1); 2. Brooke Tatnell (5); 3. Rager Phillips (2); 4. Matt Juhl (4); 5. Carson McCarl (3); 6. Chris Martin (7); 7. Bob Weuve (8); 8. AJ Moeller (6)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Cory Eliason (4); 2. Terry McCarl (6); 3. Sammy Walsh (2); 4. RJ Johnson (5); 5. Cale Thomas (3); 6. Bobby Mincer (7); 7. Glen Saville (1) DNS – Tasker Phillips

B main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Josh Schneiderman (1); 2. Jamie Veal (2); 3. Skylar Gee (3); 4. Chris Martin (5) / 5. Allan Woods (7); 6. Bobby Mincer (4); 7. Chase Wanner (6); 8. Bob Weuve (8) DNS – Glen Saville, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Rico Abreu, Travis Rilat, Tasker Phillips

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (3); 2. Austin McCarl (1); 3. Cory Eliason (8); 4. Davey Heskin (6); 5. Terry McCarl (2); 6. Dominic Scelzi (14); 7. Joey Saldana (7); 8. Spencer Bayston (10); 9. Matt Juhl (13); 10. Carson McCarl (16); 11. Lynton Jeffrey (11); 12. Jordyn Brazier (18); 13. Rager Phillips (15); 14. Cale Thomas (19); 15. Skylar Gee (23); 16. Sammy Walsh (17); 17. Kerry Madsen (4); 18. RJ Johnson (9); 19. Brooke Tatnell (5); 20. Jamie Veal (20); 21. Chris Martin (22); 22. Josh Schneiderman (21); 23. Clyde Knipp (12); 24. AJ Moeller (24). Lap Leaders: Brown 1-6, A. McCarl 7-8, Brown 9, A. McCarl 10-16, Brown 17-20. Hard-charger: Scelzi.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 26, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (33), 16.412; 2. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (18), 16.718; 3. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (25), 16.731; 4. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (13), 16.738; 5. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (29), 16.781; 6. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (20), 16.807; 7. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (28), 16.819; 8. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK (6), 16.855; 9. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (2), 16.855; 10. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (11), 16.875; 11. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (26), 16.885; 12. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (32), 16.898; 13. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (15), 16.916; 14. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (27), 16.920; 15. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (1), 16.956; 16. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (7), 16.964; 17. 13M, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (23), 16.999; 18. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (35), 17.000; 19. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (19), 17.010; 20. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (36), 17.014; 21. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (21), 17.017; 22. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (8), 17.057; 23. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.075; 24. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (5), 17.099; 25. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (34), 17.116; 26. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (30), 17.130; 27. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (3), 17.139; 28. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (17), 17.181; 29. 57, Billy Butler, Sacramento, CA (24), 17.265; 30. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (10), 17.276; 31. 75, Tyler Blank, California, MO (16), 17.417; 32. 5, Ryan Bowers, Ham Lake, MN (31), 17.471; 33. 9X, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (4), 17.476; 34. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (22), 17.523; 35. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (9), 17.660; 36. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (12), 17.715.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Ryan Roberts (1); 2. Clint Garner (3); 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 4. Joey Saldana (6); 5. McKenna Haase (7); 6. Paul Nienhiser (9); 7. Billy Butler (8); 8. Mason Daniel (4); DQ (Scales, crossed 5th) Josh Higday (2)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.6: 1. Thomas Kennedy (3); 2. Lee Grosz (4); 3. Joe Beaver (2); 4. Nate Van Haaften (5); 5. Harli White (1); 6. Nathan Mills (8); 7. Mitchell Alexander (9); 8. Brad Comegys (7); DQ (Illegal Tire, crossed 4th) Christian Bowman (6)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.7: 1. Calvin Landis (1); 2. Matt Moro (4); 3. Jon Agan (5); 4. Matt Covington (3); 5. Cory Eliason (6); 6. Tom Lenz (2); 7. Dylan Peterson (7); 8. Tyler Blank (8); 9. John Anderson (9)

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.9: 1. Jamie Ball (1); 2. Sawyer Phillips (2); 3. Dominic Scelzi (4); 4. Wayne Johnson (5); 5. Ryan Giles (6); 6. Blake Hahn (3); 7. Jeff Swindell (7); 8. Dustin Clark (9); 9. Ryan Bowers (8)

B main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Blake Hahn (1); 2. McKenna Haase (5); 3. Paul Nienhiser (13); 4. Jeff Swindell (8) / 5. Dylan Peterson (7); 6. Tyler Blank (11); 7. Harli White (4); 8. Ryan Bowers (10); 9. Dustin Clark (14); 10. Billy Butler (9); 11. Mitchell Alexander (12); 12. John Anderson (15); 13. Josh Higday (2); 14. Tom Lenz (3); 15. Brad Comegys (6) DNS – Nate Mills

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Joey Saldana (1); 2. Cory Eliason (3); 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 4. Ryan Giles (4); 5. Wayne Johnson (8); 6. Clint Garner (12); 7. Dominic Scelzi (13); 8. Jon Agan (5); 9. Lee Grosz (7); 10. Sawyer Phillips (15); 11. Matt Moro (9); 12. Calvin Landis (16); 13. Nate Van Haaften (6); 14. Paul Nienhiser (23); 15. Joe Beaver (18); 16. McKenna Haase (20); 17. Jamie Ball (19); 18. Blake Hahn (21); 19. Jeff Swindell (22); 20. Christian Bowman (11); 21. Ryan Roberts (14); 22. Matt Covington (17); 23. Thomas Kennedy (10) DNS – Mason Daniel. Lap Leader: Saldana 1-18. Hard-charger: Nienhiser.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying), 3 laps: 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (8), 17.425; 2. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (10), 17.679; 3. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (3), 17.731; 4. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (4), 17.731; 5. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (18), 17.787; 6. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (1), 17.807; 7. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (13), 17.870; 8. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (5), 17.924; 9. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (12), 17.972; 10. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (9), 17.974; 11. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (14), 17.987; 12. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (17), 18.051; 13. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (7), 18.055; 14. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (11), 18.109; 15. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (6), 18.113; 16. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (15), 18.347; 17. 5W, Vance Weber, Lawrence, KS (16), 19.985; DQ (Scales) - 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (2)

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:49.9: 1. Matthew Stelzer (2); 2. Mike Mayberry (4); 3. Jayce Jenkins (1); 4. Eric Bridger (6); 5. Brandon Worthington (8); 6. Ryan Leavitt (3); 7. Joe Simbro (5); 8. Jeff Wilke (7); 9. Vance Weber (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.9: 1. Evan Epperson (1); 2. Chris Horton (2); 3. Casey Greubel (4); 4. Chase Young (6); 5. Mike Ayers (3); 6. Kelby Watt (5); 7. Tyler Glass (8); 8. Dan Henning (7) DNS – Jon Hughes

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Kelby Watt (1); 2. Mike Mayberry (4); 3. Matthew Stelzer (2); 4. Jayce Jenkins (11); 5. Eric Bridger (6); 6. Chase Young (5); 7. Brandon Worthington (13); 8. Evan Epperson (9); 9. Casey Greubel (3); 10. Mike Ayers (10); 11. Tyler Glass (15); 12. Dan Henning (16); 13. Joe Simbro (8); 14. Jeff Wilke (14); 15. Chris Horton (7); 16. Vance Weber (17); 17. Ryan Leavitt (12) DNS – Jon Hughes. Lap Leaders: Watt 1-6, Mayberry 7-12, Watt 13-15. Hard-charger: Jenkins.

 

 

7/20/18

Jackson Motorplex

Jackson, MN

$5,000 to win Barb Wieskus Memorial

47 360’s

22 305’s

11 Non-wing NSL Sprints

360’s

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Seth Brahmer 13v (2*) 2. James Broty 33 (4*) 3. Ryan Bowers 5 (3*) 4. Jason Martin 36 (5) 5. Matt Juhl 09 (9*) 6. Trevor Serbus 32 (6) 7. Lyle Howey III 29 (7) 8. AJ Moeller 20x (8) 9. Bill Balog 2x (1) DNS – Ryan Bickett 17B

Balog led Brahmer and Broty early in the 8-lapper counting passing points. The leader would stop with three laps down and exit. Brahmer assumed the point and pulled away to win. Juhl entered the top five at the halfway point from the tail, but couldn’t advance any farther.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Justin Henderson 64 (1*) 2. Cody Ledger 35L (6*) 3. Brant O’Banion 20 (3*) 4. Bill Boles 2H (4) 5. Tommy Barber 75B (7) 6. Chase Viebrock 50 (8) 7. Brandon Geldner 75 (5) 8. John Klabunde 77x (9) 9. Dylan Opdahl 2OP (10) 10. Brandon Halverson 13MJ (2)

Henderson led O’Banion and Halverson early. The yellow flew for Halverson four laps in when he went up in smoke. Boles assumed third, but Ledger would use the faster low side to cruise by him when the green flew again. Opdahl stopped to bring out the final caution with two to go. Ledger again used the restart to his advantage, getting by O’Banion for second and securing one of the top six passing point cars for the Dash.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Jack Dover 81 (1*) 2. Derrik Lusk 2 (2*) 3. Justin Jacobsma 10J (3*) 4. Scott Winters 23w (8*) 5. Eric Schulz 4x (6) 6. Lee Goos Jr. 17 (4) 7. Chuck McGillivray 101 (9) 8. Brandon Allen 77 (7) 9. Jason Tostenson 36x (5)

Dover led the distance. Winters was fourth by the end of the first lap, but couldn’t advance more. The only caution was for a slowing Allen on lap nine.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Thomas Kennedy 21K (5*) 2. Lee Grosz 4J (6*) 3. Travis Rilat 1 (3) 4. Shayle Bade 03 (9*) 5. Dylan Peterson 25 (1) 6. Kevin Flowers 42 (8) 7. Andee Beirle 41A (4) 8. Taylor Forbes 48 (7) 9. Carson McCarl 7 (2)

McCarl stopped after the green fell. When Beirle elected for the tail, Grosz went from outside row three to outside row one. He would lead early over Peterson and Kennedy. Kennedy moved into second on lap two, and Rilat followed him into third. Bade moved into fourth at the halfway point. Kennedy would slide in front of Grosz to take the win with three to go.

Heat five (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Dominic Scelzi 41s (5*) 2. Eric Lutz 6 (3*) 3. Jody Rosenboom 14 (1) 4. Ryan Roberts 18 (4) 5. Gregg Bakker 11x (6) 6. Mark Toews 5T (2) 7. Skylar Prochaska 35 (9) 8. Logan Domagala Y4 (8) 9. Chris Graf 20G (7)

Rosenboom led early over Scelzi and Toews in arguably the stoutest heat. Lutz passed Towes for third, while Scelzi moved into the lead. Lutz would take second from Rosenboom on lap four. Graf slowed bringing the first of two cautions. The other came when Domagala spun. Scelzi was able to maintain his advantage and head for the Dash.

B main one (started): 1. Rilat (1) 2. Rosenboom (2) 3. Schuz (4) 4. Peterson (7) / 5. Goos Jr. (8) 6. Balog (13) 7. Boles (3) 8. Viebrock (5) 9. Howey III (9) 10. Geldner (10) 11. Moeller (11) 12. McGillivray (6) 13. Tostenson (14) 14. Allen (12) DNS – Opdahl, Bickett

The 12-lap B mains took the top four to the back of the A. Rosenboom would lead early, but Rilat would work by him at the halfway point. The track started coming in on the high side, giving two clear grooves. Balog was the mover in the non-stop event, but needed a caution that never came to gain a transfer.

B main two (started): 1. Martin (1) 2. Roberts (3) 3. Bakker (4) 4. Prochaska (6) / 5. Barber (2) 6. Klabunde (9) 7. Flowers (5) 8. Serbus (7) 9. Toews (8) 10. Beirle (10) 11. McCarl (11) DNS – Domagala, Allen, Graf, Halverson

Martin led Roberts for the distance. Bakker gained third from Barber on lap two, and Prochaska would take the last transfer spot on lap four in another non-stop event.

Dash (started): 1. Scelzi (2) 2. Kennedy (3) 3. Ledger (4) 4. Grosz (5) 5. Brahmer (6) 6. Bade (1)

Scelzi led the 6-lapper early over Bade and Ledger. Kennedy would go from fourth to third, getting by Ledger on lap three. Two laps later, he’d pass Bade for second and a front row starting spot in the A. Bade would slow on the last lap and scratch for the night.

A main (started): 1. Scelzi (1) 2. Kennedy (2) 3. Grosz (4) 4. Ledger (3) 5. Henderson (6) 6. Dover (9) 7. Lusk (10) 8. Lutz (11) 9. Brahmer (5) 10. Broty (7) 11. Bakker (20) 12. Peterson (23) 13. Rosenboom (19) 14. Prochaska (22) 15. Juhl (13) 16. Bowers (12) 17. O’Banion (15) 18. Roberts (18) 19. Martin (16) 20. Winters (8) 21. Schulz (21) 22. Rilat (17) 23. Jacobsma (14) DNS – Bade

Scelzi led the 25-lapper early over Kennedy, Ledger and Grosz. Grosz would claim third on the third lap. Scelzi got into lapped traffic on lap six. Kennedy gained in heavy lapped traffic and made a pass for the lead that would be negated for a caution called for Jacobsma, who brushed the wall, but kept going. Scelzi led Kennedy, Grosz, Ledger and Henderson back to green. Henderson would take fourth when the green fell. Scelzi got back into lapped traffic with ten to go, and Kennedy and Grosz again gained on him. Kennedy and Scelzi were dicing for the lead, when Grosz slid in front of both. Unfortunately, another great race was ruined by a caution. Rilat had seized in turn four. Scelzi again pulled away in clean air. On the final lap, the red flew for Schulz and Winters in turn two. No one was hurt. The green, white, checker saw Kennedy make a great shot at the lead, but Scelzi would hang on for the $5,000 win.

305’s

Heat one (started): 1. Jesse Lindberg 7L (1) 2. Jacob Hughes 8 (4) 3. Brady Forbrook 5 (7) 4. Dusty Ballenger 2D (6) 5. Micah Slendy 8K (2) 6. Jeremy Schultz 33s (3) 7. Brant O’Banion 20 (5) 8. Clayton Christensen 1cc (8)

The 8-lapper saw Lindberg lead the distance. Forbrook was up to fourth on the first lap and took third on the second.

Heat two (started): 1. Brandon Allen 05x (3) 2. Colin Smith o5 (4) 3. Kaleb Johnson 22 (7) 4. Elliott Amdahl 51A (5) 5. Trevor Smith 33 (6) 6. Taylor Ryan 77 (2) 7. Dalyn Cody 11 (1)

Allen led flag to flag. Johnson went from the tail to fourth by the first lap and took third at the halfway point.

Heat three (started): 1. Ryan Voss 1s (1) 2. Nate Eakin 4sn (4) 3. Johnny Sullivan 7 (2) 4. Jason Martin 5x (5) 5. Shane Fick 7x (6) 6. Casey Abbas 17v (3) DNS – Brandon Bosma 23

Voss led the distance, pulling away for the win. Eakin grabbed second from Sullivan at the halfway point.

A main (started): 1. Lindberg (1) 2. Forbrook (10) 3. Allen (4) 4. C. Smith (6) 5. Johnson (11) 6. Ballenger (9) 7. Hughes (5) 8. Bosma (21) 9. Fick (15) 10. Abbas (18) 11. Sullivan (3) 12. Amdahl (8) 13. T. Smith (14) 14. Schultz (16) 15. Ryan (17) 16. Slendy (13) 17. Voss (2) 18. Eakin (7) 19. Cody (20) 20. Martin (12) 21. Christensen (19) DNS – O’Banion

Lindberg led Voss and Allen early in the 20-lapper. A caution for debris came out three laps in. Voss challenged for the lead when the green fell, and a battle for third ensued as well between Forbrook and Allen. Two laps later, another debris caution came out. The top three remained the same. On lap seven, Forbrook worked by Allen for third. Three laps later, he got by Voss for second. T. Smith spun on lap 11, bringing another yellow. Lindberg now led Forbrook, Voss, Allen and C. Smith. Allen would get to third on the restart. C. Smith followed him into fourth on lap 14. Voss slowed while running fifth, bringing the final caution with two to go. Forbrook would take the lead on the green, white, checker finish. On the white flag lap, Lindberg battled back. The two cars had a drag race for the finish with Lindberg topping Forbrook by .01 of a second. Forbrook was the hard-charger.

NSL Non-wing

Heat (started): 1. Alex Schriever 0 (4) 2. Jimmy Kouba 2K (8) 3. Jeremy Kerzman 3K (5) 4. Brandon Halverson 13MJ (10) 5. Brad Anderson 1A (2) 6. Clinton Bruns 7 (3) 7. Jake Kouba 6 (9) 8. Neal Matuska 48 (1) 9. Brandon Stevenson 0x (6) 10. Miles Grein 38 (7) 11. Dave Murphy 7x (11)

The eight-lap heat was a good one. Anderson led early over Matuska and Schriever. Ji. Kouba jumped from sixth to fourth on lap two, and then up to second on lap three. Schriever worked back by him on lap four. The pair would pass the leader on lap six. Kerzman would follow them by Anderson into third on the white flag lap.

A main (started): 1. Ja. Kouba (4) 2. Bruns (2) 3. Kerzman (5) 4. Halverson (6) 5. Schriever (7) 6. Ji. Kouba (8) 7. Stevenson (9) 8. Matuska (1) 9. Anderson (3) 10. Grein (10) 11. Murphy (11)

Ja. Kouba shot from outside row two to lead early in the 15-lapper over Bruns, Matuska and Kerzman early on. Halverson was working forward and slid into Kerzman on lap three. Fortunately, the two kept it going, with Schriever taking over third. Kerzman would get his third place spot back on lap four. Halverson would recover fourth on lap eight. Ja. Kouba would lead the rest of the way for the feature win.

 

 

Austin McCarl Brings Home the Beef at Knoxville!
Ryan Giles Makes Bacon in 360’s; Another Win for Eric Bridger in 305’s; Pat Graham Takes Dirt Truck Win

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 14, 2018) – Austin McCarl came from the fourth row to claim his fourth win of the year at Knoxville Raceway on South Central Coop Night at the Marion County Fair Saturday. The win was worth $4,000, and in addition to the prize money, the TKS Motorsports #2KS team won a half beef. Ryan Giles won half a hog for his third 360 win of the year, and Eric Bridger claimed his seventh feature of the season in the 305 class. The Dirt Trucks made their annual appearance as well, and Pat Graham was the victor of that 15-lap main event.

Before a lap could be completed in the 20-lap 410 feature, Scott Bogucki spun in turn four. AJ Moeller could not avoid him and suffered some front-end damage. Both would restart, but Moeller would retire quickly. Once green, pole-sitter Tasker Phillips took the early lead, while Austin McCarl and last week’s feature winner, Matt Juhl made contact high in turn two. Both would save their machines and continue.

McCarl would jet from fifth to third on lap two before second running Jordyn Brazier slowed to a stop to bring out the caution. Phillips led McCarl, Lynton Jeffrey, Davey Heskin and Carson McCarl back to green. Jamie Ball would tag the wall on that restart and retire.

Phillips had gotten a good start on that attempt, but Austin shot by him this time, and took the point. Carson McCarl nabbed fourth, in a good battle with Davey Heskin, who would use the bottom to go from fifth to third. Austin McCarl was back in traffic by lap seven. Meanwhile, a four-way battle for third ensued between Jefffrey, Heskin and Carson and Terry McCarl.

Bogucki lost a driveline seven laps in, bringing another yellow flag. Austin McCarl led Phillips, Jeffrey, Heskin and Carson McCarl back to green. Austin would pull away unchallenged and spending the last eight laps in traffic. Behind him, his brother Carson and father Terry were in a battle for fourth, with Terry taking the spot with two to go.

At the stripe, Austin captured the half beef ahead of Tasker Phillips, father Terry who passed Jeffery on the last lap, and Carson McCarl. Heskin, Brooke Tatnell, Mark Dobmeier, Juhl and Brazier completed the top ten. Terry McCarl registered quick time on the night, while also taking his heat race. Dobmeier and Juhl claimed the other heats.

“I thought (Tasker) would go to the top and he surprised me there,” said Austin of the races first restart, while standing in Victory Lane. “He went to the bottom and protected the slider, and I would have done the same thing. He caught me totally off guard. I didn’t know what he was going to do on the second restart. We had some close calls, both in the feature and the heat race. We were just fortunate to come out of it. I really wanted that cow man! We have a great racecar on this slick track. Four wins this year…coming in with zero…this has been a hell of a year so far. I hope we can keep it up. August is right around the corner.”

A season-long battle between Ryan Giles and Clint Garner in the 360 class continued on Saturday. Both started up front, ahead of a 31-car field. Giles got the jump when the green dropped ahead of Garner, Jack Dover, Travis Rilat and Mason Daniel. Things slowed for a spun Dylan Peterson on lap four. Rilat used the restart to gain third, and Sawyer Phillips moved into the top five. He would gain fourth from Dover on lap seven, and put on a good duel with Rilat for third.

Giles smacked the turn four wall hard on lap ten but kept his #9 moving as he headed into lapped traffic. One more caution appeared for an incident involving Cody Ledger and McKenna Haase. Ledger would retire. Giles was able to keep his momentum up front and win over Garner, Rilat, Dover and Sam Hafertepe Jr., who gained fifth with two to go. Phillips, Jamie Ball, Daniel, Matt Moro and hard-charger Carson McCarl completed the top ten. Jon Agan set quick time for the 360’s, while Moro, Joe Beaver, Ledger and Haase won heats. Jason Martin took the B main.

“That was a lot of fun,” said Giles, who made his sixth career trip to Victory Lane. “I definitely respect that (Garner) gave me room there. I tagged the wall coming out of turn four earlier in the race. I didn’t know how bad it was. I haven’t hit the wall with one of these before. It was fun. Hat’s off to everybody that makes this possible.”

A zero draw for the feature invert, put 305 point leader, Eric Bridger, on the pole. He would lead wire to wire in the non-stop 15-lap event. The best racing was between rookie Mike Ayers and second-year driver Kelby Watt for the second spot. Watt would finally wrangle the position, and finish there, ahead of Ayers, Jayce Jenkins and Ryan Leavitt. Matthew Stelzer, Evan Epperson, Rob Kubli, Mike Mayberry and Chase Young rounded out the top ten. Bridger also set quick time, while Kubli and Watt won heats.

For Bridger, it was his seventh win of a dominating year. It was the ninth in his career, putting him second on the all-time list here, behind only Devin Kline and his eleven wins.

“We were debating all night about how tight we were going to (make the car),” said Bridger in Victory Lane. “I think we got it right. We had some good opportunities there. I think the front row captured it tonight. It was fun. (Lapped traffic) made it interesting.”

Myles Michehl has been turning in a solid year in the Dirt Trucks in central Iowa this season, and led their 15-lap main event early on with Lou Sipolt and Shonn Mapes in tow. Early on, however, sixth starting Pat Graham was a factor, snatching third on the second lap and second a circuit later.

Graham would track Michehl down and the two would race hard the rest of the way. Michehl still led ten laps in, when the only caution of the race flew for debris. Two laps later, Graham would slide in front to take the lead. He would close out his first career win at Knoxville over Michehl, former Knoxville sprint car regular Jeff Johnson, Rick Clark and Bryan Spangler. Sipolt, Mapes, Jeff Frevert, Lucas Richardson, Del Enos and Justin Schroeder completed the field.

“We’ve had a few battles the last few weekends,” said Graham afterwards. “I thought I had a good run on (Michehl) in one and two, but then he switched lines. I had to rethink my go-in and I think it worked out. This racetrack is a blast. I haven’t been here for a while, but we love coming here. I’ve always loved racing here. It’s an awesome facility.”

Join us next Saturday, July 21 for 3M Night featuring a Kid’s Candy Drop! The 410, 360 and 305 sprint cars will all be in action! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com
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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 15.815; 2. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (15), 15.927; 3. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 15.947; 4. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (2), 16.045; 5. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (1), 16.047; 6. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (19), 16.061; 7. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 16.155; 8. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (6), 16.208; 9. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (16), 16.253; 10. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (4), 16.281; 11. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (7), 16.292; 12. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 16.306; 13. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.334; 14. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (10), 16.385; 15. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (20), 16.452; 16. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (22), 16.549; 17. 10, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (13), 16.594; 18. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (14), 16.624; 19. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (11), 16.676; 20. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (5), 17.331; 21. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (18), 17.348; 22. 97, Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN (21), 17.809.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.5: 1. Terry McCarl (6); 2. Davey Heskin (3); 3. Tasker Phillips (4); 4. Jamie Ball (2); 5. Jordyn Brazier (5); 6. Cody Ledger (7); 7. Glen Saville (1); 8. Alan Gilbertson (8)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.5: 1. Mark Dobmeier (2); 2. Scott Bogucki (4); 3. RJ Johnson (3); 4. Carson McCarl (5); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 6. Clyde Knipp (1); 7. Bob Weuve (7)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.7: 1. Matt Juhl (5); 2. Brooke Tatnell (2); 3. Austin McCarl (6); 4. AJ Moeller (4); 5. Bobby Mincer (1); 6. Chase Wanner (7); 7. Rager Phillips (3)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Austin McCarl (7); 2. Tasker Phillips (1); 3. Terry McCarl (8); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 5. Carson McCarl (4); 6. Davey Heskin (9); 7. Brooke Tatnell (13); 8. Mark Dobmeier (11); 9. Matt Juhl (6); 10. Jordyn Brazier (2); 11. Rager Phillips (15); 12. RJ Johnson (12); 13. Cody Ledger (19); 14. Bobby Mincer (16); 15. Chase Wanner (20); 16. Glen Saville (18); 17. Alan Gilbertson (22); 18. Bob Weuve (21); 19. Clyde Knipp (17); 20. Scott Bogucki (3); 21. Jamie Ball (14); 22. AJ Moeller (10). Lap Leaders: T. Phillips 1-2, A. McCarl 3-20. Hard-charger: A. McCarl.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.674; 2. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (2), 16.697; 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (10), 16.749; 4. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (14), 16.756; 5. 1, Travis Rilat, Heath, TX (16), 16.760; 6. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (23), 16.761; 7. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (27), 16.817; 8. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (17), 16.842; 9. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (29), 16.851; 10. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (5), 16.879; 11. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.901; 12. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (28), 16.902; 13. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (25), 16.909; 14. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (19), 16.944; 15. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (21), 17.003; 16. 36, Jason Martin, Liberal, KS (12), 17.072; 17. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (22), 17.081; 18. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (9), 17.123; 19. 88, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX (18), 17.145; 20. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (20), 17.183; 21. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (13), 17.190; 22. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.217; 23. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (24), 17.301; 24. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (4), 17.345; 25. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (1), 17.406; 26. 57, Billy Butler, Sacramento, CA (26), 17.451; 27. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (11), 17.488; 28. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Ca (6), 17.649; 29. 77, John Klabunde, Fort Calhoun, NE (30), 17.700; 30. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (31), 17.755; 31. 03, Shayle Bade, Lincoln, NE (15), 17.797

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Matt Moro (3); 2. Travis Rilat (5); 3. Jon Agan (6); 4. Brad Comegys (1); 5. Nathan Mills (2); 6. Mitchell Alexander (7); 7. John Klabunde (8); 8. Carson McCarl (4)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.4: 1. Joe Beaver (1); 2. Mason Daniel (6); 3. Dylan Peterson (2); 4. Sawyer Phillips (5); 5. Ryan Roberts (4); 6. Christian Bowman (3); 7. Billy Butler (7); 8. Tanner Gebhardt (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:04.0: 1. Cody Ledger (1); 2. Nate Van Haaften (3); 3. Ryan Giles (5); 4. Jamie Ball (4); 5. Clint Garner (6); 6. Shayle Bade (7); 7. Scottie McDonald (2) DNS – Tom Lenz

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 2:05.2: 1. McKenna Haase (2); 2. Calvin Landis (4); 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 4. Jack Dover (6); 5. John Anderson (1); 6. Alex Hill (7); DQ (Scales) Jason Martin (3)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 3:11.2: 1. Jason Martin (1); 2. Brad Comegys (3); 3. Scottie McDonald (2); 4. Mitchell Alexander (5) / 5. Alex Hill (8); 6. Billy Butler (6); 7. Tanner Gebhardt (10); 8. John Klabunde (7); 9. John Anderson (4); 10. Shayle Bade (9) DNS – Tom Lenz

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Ryan Giles (1); 2. Clint Garner (2); 3. Travis Rilat (4); 4. Jack Dover (3); 5. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (8); 6. Sawyer Phillips (7); 7. Jamie Ball (11); 8. Mason Daniel (6); 9. Matt Moro (9); 10. Carson McCarl (18); 11. Jon Agan (5); 12. Joe Beaver (15); 13. Calvin Landis (10); 14. Ryan Roberts (13); 15. Jason Martin (21); 16. Nate Van Haaften (12); 17. Scottie McDonald (23); 18. McKenna Haase (14); 19. Dylan Peterson (17); 20. Nathan Mills (20); 21. Christian Bowman (19); 22. Mitchell Alexander (24); 23. Brad Comegys (22); 24. Cody Ledger (16). Lap Leader: Giles 1-18. Hard-charger: C. McCarl.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (5), 17.393; 2. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (9), 17.589; 3. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (7), 17.607; 4. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (2), 17.697; 5. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.707; 6. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (15), 17.753; 7. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (8), 17.77; 8. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (6), 17.825; 9. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (3), 17.937; 10. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (1), 17.939; 11. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (13), 17.957; 12. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (17), 18.019; 13. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (4), 18.175; 14. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (14), 18.477; 15. 68, Blain Petersen, Essex, IA (11), 18.74; 16. 11, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (12), 19.346; 17. 5W, Vance Weber, Lawrence, KS (16), 19.532

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.4: 1. Rob Kubli (1); 2. Matthew Stelzer (3); 3. Casey Greubel (2); 4. Ryan Leavitt (4); 5. Eric Bridger (6); 6. Mike Mayberry (5); 7. Dan Henning (7); 8. Blain Petersen (8); 9. Vance Weber (9);

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.2: 1. Kelby Watt (3); 2. Chase Young (1); 3. Evan Epperson (4); 4. Jayce Jenkins (5); 5. Mike Ayers (6); 6. Jeff Wilke (2); 7. Brandon Worthington (7); 8. Frank Rodgers III (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:55.7: 1. Eric Bridger (1); 2. Kelby Watt (3); 3. Mike Ayers (2); 4. Jayce Jenkins (4); 5. Ryan Leavitt (7); 6. Matthew Stelzer (5); 7. Evan Epperson (6); 8. Rob Kubli (9); 9. Mike Mayberry (8); 10. Chase Young (11); 11. Dan Henning (13); 12. Casey Greubel (10); 13. Brandon Worthington (14); 14. Frank Rodgers III (16); 15. Jeff Wilke (12); 16. Vance Weber (17); 17. Blain Petersen (15). Lap Leader: Bridger 1-15. Hard-charger: Leavitt.

Dirt Trucks Results

Heat one (started), 7 Laps: 1. 1G, Pat Graham, Ankeny, IA (4); 2. 2, Del Enos, Des Moines, IA (1); 3. 23J, Jeff Johnson, Indianola, IA (6); 4. 7x, Rick Clark, Des Moines, IA (5); 5. 16, Justin Schroeder, Coon Rapids, IA (2); 6. 40, Lucas Richardson, Coon Rapids, IA (3)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps: 1. 28, Myles Michehl, Fort Dodge, IA (5); 2. 9, Lou Sipolt, Altoona, IA (2); 3. 79, Shonn Mapes, Ankeny, IA (1); 4. 17, Bryan Spangler, Coon Rapids, IA (4); 5. 2x, Jeff Frevert, Fort Dodge, IA (3)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Pat Graham (6); 2. Myles Michehl (2); 3. Jeff Johnson (5); 4. Rick Clark (7); 5. Bryan Spangler (8); 6. Lou Sipolt (1); 7. Shonn Mapes (3); 8. Jeff Frevert (10); 9. Lucas Richardson (11); 10. Del Enos (4); 11. Justin Schroeder (9). Lap Leaders: Michehl 1-11, Graham 12-15. Hard-charger: Graham.

 

 

Matt Juhl, McKenna Haase and Ryan Leavitt Grab Hard Fought Wins!
by Eric Arnold

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 7, 2018) – Matt Juhl grabbed a hard fought win on Dennison Racing Tee’s and Jersey Freeze Night at Knoxville Raceway! The second win of his career at Knoxville the South Dakota driver started on the pole and was able to hold off challenges from Terry McCarl and Davey Heskin in the closing laps. At the halfway point Juhl had a two second lead of Terry McCarl wiped away when the caution came out for a slowing Carson McCarl. On the restart T-Mac was not able to get to Juhl and he once again was pulling away. One last caution on lap 15 the caution flew once again for Lynton Jeffrey who spun down the front stretch after contact with Tasker Phillips. With a five-lap dash to the finish the field was once again lurking to try to steal the win. As the green flag flew Terry McCarl dived to the bottom of turn one and slid up in front of Juhl. Juhl was able to pass back McCarl in turn three but out of nowhere came Davey Heskin who would pass them both on the inside and gar the lead when they came to the line on lap 16. Heskin’s lead was brief as he couldn’t hold off Juhl for long as the #09 came roaring back to lead lap 17 and the rest of the way to meet Hall of Fame flagman Doug Clark in Victory Lane.

“I seen Terry and Heskin were behind me and I knew Terry was going to pull a slider and I was just trying to get the best start I could off the line,” said Juhl in victory lane. “That first caution (restart) worked out for me but then on the second one Terry was able to drive me underneath and it was fun after that with Heskin and Terry. It was quite the race and I hoped you guys liked it! I knew we could do it and it was just getting it done. I’m proud of my guys!”

A big story on this night was Brooke Tatnell who was second in the Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series standing coming into tonight. After a disappointing time trial the team changed engines for their heat race. Tatnell would win his heat easily but stopped immediately after taking the checkered flag with a fire in his car. Tatnell suffered minor burns to his legs and was able to start the feature but elected to park his #55 TK Concrete car after one lap to collect points.

In the 360 class McKenna Haase took advantage of her front row starting spot and beat Ryan Giles to the lead going into turn one. Matt Moro was able to catch Haase midway as they raced through lapped traffic, passing her briefly before Haase made the pass back two corners later and retook the point. From there she had Moro, Giles, and Sawyer Phillips on her heals the rest of the way. Sawyer Phillips made a daring pass going into turn one with four laps remaining, passing both Giles and Moro in one corner. Phillips would turn his fastest lap of the night on final lap but it wasn’t quite enough to catch Haase as she went on to pick up her second career 360 feature win at Knoxville.

When asked about the slider from Moro, “I knew it wasn’t going to clear unless I lifted, so I hit the brakes a little bit and thankfully I was able to duck back underneath of him and get the lead back,” said Haase. “There was much left on the bottom and I was like I don’t know if I can get that, but we did and very grateful and thankful for my crew who gave me such an awesome car and for everyone that makes it possible, just a really great win for our team!”

The 305 feature was barn burner as well on this night. Eric Bridger who has won six times this season took off with the lead early and appeared to have the race in hand. Knoxville’s Ryan Leavitt started fifth and was able to climb to second early but wasn’t catching Bridger. With a handful of laps remaining Leavitt began working the low groove and found something that his car liked and he began reeling in the leader. At the white flag Leavitt was able to pull even with Bridger and make the winning pass entering turn one on the last lap and hold on for his second feature win of the season!

“We have had a lot of speed and had weird things happen to us the past several weeks and I just can’t thank my guys enough,” said Leavitt. “We came from fifth to second right off the bat so I could really kind of focus on what Bridger’s weakness were and figure out how to beat him. I was expecting him to go to the top on the restart and he left it (bottom) open, but he ran perfect two or three laps and got away. But then I could see he was spinning his tires out of turn two and I just kept working my line and finally we got back up to him. I’m glad we were able to do that, this is an awesome win for us!”

Join us next weekend, Saturday, July 14, for South Central Coop Night featuring the Lucas Oil ASCS sprint cars! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (5), 15.893; 2. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (13), 15.954; 3. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (6), 15.978; 4. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (8), 16.012; 5. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (3), 16.155; 6. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (9), 16.165; 7. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (10), 16.192; 8. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (4), 16.254; 9. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (15), 16.298; 10. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (18), 16.308; 11. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (17), 16.317; 12. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (16), 16.432; 13. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (14), 16.537; 14. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (2), 16.558; 15. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (11), 16.619; 16. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (1), 16.76; 17. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (12), 16.998; 18. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (7), 17.453;

Heat 1, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Jordyn Brazier (1); 2. Davey Heskin (3); 3. Josh Schneiderman (2); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 5. Matt Juhl (5); 6. Terry McCarl (6);

Heat 2, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Shane Golobic (4); 2. Austin McCarl (6); 3. Carson McCarl (3); 4. Rager Phillips (5); 5. Chase Wanner (1); 6. Glen Saville (2);

Heat 3, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Brooke Tatnell (4); 2. AJ Moeller (6); 3. RJ Johnson (5); 4. Tasker Phillips (3); 5. Bobby Mincer (2); 6. Bob Weuve (1);

A Feature, 20 Laps, No Time: 1. Matt Juhl (1); 2. Terry McCarl (5); 3. Davey Heskin (10); 4. Austin McCarl (8); 5. RJ Johnson (4); 6. Jordyn Brazier (12); 7. Rager Phillips (2); 8. Tasker Phillips (14); 9. Shane Golobic (6); 10. Carson McCarl (11); 11. Josh Schneiderman (13); 12. Lynton Jeffrey (9); 13. Bobby Mincer (15); 14. AJ Moeller (7); 15. Glen Saville (16); 16. Bob Weuve (18); 17. Brooke Tatnell (3); 18. Chase Wanner (17);

360 RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (9), 16.711; 2. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (15), 16.737; 3. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (12), 16.739; 4. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (6), 16.855; 5. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (5), 16.875; 6. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (18), 16.887; 7. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (3), 16.925; 8. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (17), 16.926; 9. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (13), 16.931; 10. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (4), 16.98; 11. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (2), 16.982; 12. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (7), 17.008; 13. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (16), 17.111; 14. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (14), 17.161; 15. 37H, Matt Howard, Lawrence, KS (1), 17.198; 16. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (11), 17.311; 17. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (10), 17.543; 18. 57, Billy Butler, Sacramento, CA (8), 17.395;

Heat 1, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Jon Agan (1); 2. McKenna Haase (3); 3. Matt Moro (4); 4. Mason Daniel (2); 5. Matt Juhl (5); 6. Ryan Giles (6); 7. Matt Howard (8); 8. Brad Comegys (7); 9. Nathan Mills (9);

Heat 2, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Christian Bowman (2); 2. Calvin Landis (4); 3. Cody Wehrle (1); 4. Clint Garner (3); 5. Sawyer Phillips (5); 6. Nate Van Haaften (6); 7. Mitchell Alexander (8); 8. Tom Lenz (7); 9. Billy Butler (9);

A Feature, 18 Laps, No Time: 1. McKenna Haase (1); 2. Sawyer Phillips (7); 3. Matt Moro (3); 4. Ryan Giles (2); 5. Calvin Landis (4); 6. Matt Juhl (5); 7. Clint Garner (10); 8. Nate Van Haaften (6); 9. Mason Daniel (11); 10. Christian Bowman (8); 11. Matt Howard (13); 12. Jon Agan (9); 13. Tom Lenz (16); 14. Mitchell Alexander (15); 15. Brad Comegys (14); 16. Nathan Mills (17); 17. Billy Butler (18); 18. Cody Wehrle (12);

305 RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (7), 17.693; 2. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (6), 17.79; 3. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (1), 17.82; 4. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.836; 5. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (3), 17.845; 6. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (11), 17.89; 7. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (4), 17.963; 8. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (5), 18.01; 9. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (14), 18.011; 10. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (13), 18.021; 11. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (10), 18.113; 12. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (12), 18.122; 13. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (16), 18.124; 14. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (2), 18.268; 15. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (8), 18.3; 16. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (15), 18.504;

Heat 1, 6 Laps, No Time: 1. Joe Simbro (3); 2. Evan Epperson (4); 3. Tyler Glass (1); 4. Chase Young (2); 5. Eric Bridger (6); 6. Jeff Wilke (8); 7. Kelby Watt (7); 8. Casey Greubel (5);

Heat 2, 6 Laps, No Time: 1. Mike Mayberry (2); 2. Matthew Stelzer (4); 3. Brandon Worthington (1); 4. Ryan Leavitt (5); 5. Chris Horton (3); 6. Jayce Jenkins (6); 7. Dan Henning (7); 8. Mike Ayers (8);

A Feature, 15 Laps, No Time: 1. Ryan Leavitt (5); 2. Eric Bridger (2); 3. Mike Mayberry (7); 4. Matthew Stelzer (4); 5. Evan Epperson (1); 6. Jayce Jenkins (6); 7. Joe Simbro (3); 8. Kelby Watt (14); 9. Chris Horton (10); 10. Chase Young (9); 11. Casey Greubel (8); 12. Dan Henning (15); 13. Mike Ayers (16); 14. Jeff Wilke (13); 15. Tyler Glass (11); 16. Brandon Worthington (12);

Join us next weekend, Saturday, July 14, for South Central Coop Night featuring the Lucas Oil ASCS sprint cars during the Marion County Fair! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

 

 

David Gravel Fires Winning Shot in Brownells Big Guns Bash at Knoxville!
Ryan Giles Wins Weather-Shortened 360 Feature

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 30, 2018) – David Gravel won a thriller Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway in the finale of the weekend’s Brownells Big Guns Bash! The Watertown, Connecticut driver’s win was his third career at Knoxville, and was worth $10,000 aboard the CJB Motorsports #5. The 360 main event was shortened to 11 laps due to inclement weather in the area. Ryan Giles picked up his second win of the season and the fourth in his career here.

Donny Schatz led the 25-lap World of Outlaws main event early on ahead of a battle for second between Brad Sweet and Brian Brown. Logan Schuchart was fourth and Cory Eliason fifth. David Gravel asserted himself on the second go-around, surging from sixth to fourth. Justin Henderson suffered damage to his right rear and came to a stop with three laps in.

The double-file restart had Schatz choosing the inside line ahead of Sweet, Brown, Gravel, Schuchart and Eliason. When the green fell, Gravel fought by Brown for third, and Schuchart used a slider to move into fourth two laps later.

Sweet would reel in Schatz and slid in front of him to lead lap nine. Meanwhile, Schuchart was losing power. Schatz battled back by for the point, but the move was negated when the yellow came out for Schuchart. Sweet would choose the inside line on the restart with Schatz beside him, and Gravel behind.

Gravel would duck under the entire front row heading into turn one and slide up into the lead. Sweet and Schatz put on a furious battle the next few laps for second, while Brown rode in fourth. Schatz would take the runner-up spot on lap 14. As the leaders approached traffic for the first time, with seventeen laps down, Brooke Tatnell brought out the final caution when he stopped in turn three.

On the restart, Gravel held off Schatz, but it wasn’t easy. The two traded the lead briefly, before Gravel began to pull away to end over Schatz, Sweet, Brown and 23rd starting hard-charger Davey Heskin. Ian Madsen, Shane Stewart (from 17th), Eliason, Brent Marks (from 24th) and Kerry Madsen rounded out the top ten. Sweet and Schatz set quick time in their respective groups, while Brown, Eliason, Schatz and Terry McCarl won heats. Schatz won the Dash and Kraig Kinser took the B main.

“Who’s ready for Nationals?” said Gravel in Victory Lane. “We have unfinished business here. We were really good all day yesterday, but for qualifying. We got ourselves in the Dash there. We wanted to start further towards the front, and whoever had the lead there, Donny, me or Brad, I think that’s probably who was going to win the race. Luckily, I was able to get by those guys on the restart. I knew what he (Schatz on the second restart) was going to do. I was thinking I was going to get a good enough start where he couldn’t roll around me. I knew he was going to pick up the crumbles in two about halfway up. I knew I had to hit my line. We just had enough. He gave me room. He’s a first-class racer. I’m happy to race with him most of these nights.”

The 18-lap 360 feature would ultimately be shortened. Before a lap could get in, a tangle involving Brant O’Banion, Shayle Bade and Joe Beaver slowed things. Ryan Giles would take the lead ahead of Nate Van Haaften, Matt Moro, Clint Garner and Calvin Landis early. Both Moro and Garner would get by Van Haaften for second and third. Thomas Kennedy moved into the top five by the third lap.

Kennedy battled with Van Haaften, taking fourth on the sixth lap. Meanwhile, Giles, Moro and Garner were headed for heavy lapped traffic. Garner worked his way by Moro on lap nine. Giles weaved through traffic before a lap eleven crash involving McKenna Haase, who appeared to have something break on the car. The race was deemed complete with inclement weather in the area.

Giles win came over Garner, Moro, Kennedy and Sawyer Phillips. Landis, Van Haaften, Mason Daniel, Cody Ledger and Ryan Bickett completed the top five. Van Haaften set quick time for the 360’s, while Phillips, Landis and Ledger won heats.

Join us next Saturday, July 7 for Dennison Racing Tee’s and Jersey Freeze Night! The 410, 360 (including the Nebraska 360’s) and 305 sprint cars will all be in action! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials Group One (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (11), 15.399; 2. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (14), 15.582; 3. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (12), 15.635; 4. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (3), 15.637; 5. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (1), 15.653; 6. 5, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (5), 15.654; 7. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (9), 15.734; 8. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (2), 15.735; 9. 2, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (13), 15.758; 10. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (6), 15.849; 11. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (15), 15.869; 12. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (17), 15.881; 13. 7S50, Keoni Texeira, Honolulu, HI (4), 15.898; 14. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (7), 15.911; 15. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (8), 15.916; 16. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (18), 16.029; 17. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (10), 16.095; 18. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (16), 16.587; 19. 19W, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (19), 17.094

Time Trials Group Two (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (10), 15.671; 2. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (11), 15.867; 3. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (19), 15.899; 4. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (1), 15.951; 5. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (2), 16.066; 6. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (5), 16.069; 7. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (6), 16.114; 8. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (9), 16.135; 9. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 16.155; 10. 83H, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (16), 16.165; 11. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (8), 16.269; 12. 3, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (13), 16.280; 13. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (3), 16.292; 14. 9P, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (14), 16.331; 15. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (17), 16.410; 16. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (4), 16.446; 17. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (7), 16.468; 18. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.543; 19. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (15), 16.721

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.9: 1. Brian Brown (2); 2. Brad Sweet (1); 3. Kerry Madsen (4); 4. Ian Madsen (3); 5. Shane Stewart (5) / 6. Dominic Scelzi (8); 7. Brent Marks (6); 8. Keoni Texeira (7); 9. Josh Schneiderman (9); 10. Bob Weuve (10)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.1: 1. Cory Eliason (1); 2. David Gravel (3); 3. Sheldon Haudenschild (2); 4. Daryn Pittman (4); 5. Brooke Tatnell (6) / 6. Matt Juhl (7); 7. Kraig Kinser (5); 8. Bobby Mincer (9); 9. AJ Moeller (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:13.3: 1. Donny Schatz (1); 2. Logan Schuchart (2); 3. Austin McCarl (5); 4. Jason Sides (4); 5. Jordyn Brazier (7) / 6. Davey Heskin (8); 7. RJ Johnson (6); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 9. Carson McCarl (9) DNS – Glen Saville

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.7: 1. Terry McCarl (2); 2. Jacob Allen (1); 3. Sammy Swindell (6); 4. Justin Henderson (5); 5. Gio Scelzi (4) / 6. Rager Phillips (7); 7. Tasker Phillips (9); 8. Hunter Schuerenberg (8); 9. Greg Wilson (3)

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:41.8: 1. Donny Schatz (1); 2. Brad Sweet (2); 3. Logan Schuchart (4); 4. Cory Eliason (3); 5. David Gravel (6) / 6. Brian Brown (7); 7. Jacob Allen (5); 8. Terry McCarl (8)

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Kraig Kinser (1); 2. Greg Wilson (3); 3. Davey Heskin (8); 4. Brent Marks (2) / 5. Matt Juhl (6); 6. Dominic Scelzi (7); 7. Josh Schneiderman (16); 8. Tasker Phillips (17); 9. Rager Phillips (15); 10. Hunter Schuerenberg (10); 11. Bobby Mincer (12); 12. Carson McCarl (11); 13. Bob Weuve (13); 14. RJ Johnson (5); 15. Keoni Texeira (4); 16. AJ Moeller (9); 17. Glen Saville (14);

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. David Gravel (5); 2. Donny Schatz (1); 3. Brad Sweet (2); 4. Brian Brown (6); 5. Davey Heskin (23); 6. Ian Madsen (13); 7. Shane Stewart (17); 8. Cory Eliason (4); 9. Brent Marks (24); 10. Kerry Madsen (9); 11. Sheldon Haudenschild (11); 12. Austin McCarl (10); 13. Jason Sides (14); 14. Daryn Pittman (15); 15. Greg Wilson (22); 16. Terry McCarl (8); 17. Gio Scelzi (20); 18. Jordyn Brazier (18); 19. Kraig Kinser (21); 20. Jacob Allen (7); 21. Brooke Tatnell (19); 22. Logan Schuchart (3); 23. Justin Henderson (16); 24. Sammy Swindell (12). Lap Leaders: Schatz 1-8, Sweet 9, Gravel 10-25. Hard-charger: Heskin.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (2), 16.120; 2. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (9), 16.130; 3. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (6), 16.311; 4. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (13), 16.339; 5. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (7), 16.361; 6. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (18), 16.374; 7. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (15), 16.400; 8. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.445; 9. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (12), 16.515; 10. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11), 16.559; 11. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (5), 16.610; 12. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (1), 16.620; 13. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (21), 16.623; 14. 13JM, Jordan Martens, Sioux Falls, SD (3), 16.706; 15. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (24), 16.771; 16. 17B, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD (23), 16.774; 17. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (20), 16.797; 18. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (19), 16.817; 19. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (22), 16.865; 20. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (16), 16.873; 21. 03, Shayle Bade, Lincoln, NE (10), 16.924; 22. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.954; DQ (Scales) 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (8); DQ (Scales) 47, Brant O'Banion, Sioux Falls, SD (17)

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.0: 1. Sawyer Phillips (3); 2. Ryan Bickett (1); 3. Nate Van Haaften (6); 4. Clint Garner (5); 5. McKenna Haase (4); 6. Cody Wehrle (2); 7. Joe Beaver (7); 8. Mitchell Alexander (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.1: 1. Calvin Landis (4); 2. Ryan Giles (6); 3. Christian Bowman (5); 4. Nathan Mills (1); 5. Dylan Peterson (7); 6. Jordan Martens (2); 7. Brad Comegys (8); 8. Troy Manteufel (3)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:05.4: 1. Cody Ledger (1); 2. Tom Lenz (2); 3. Thomas Kennedy (3); 4. Ryan Roberts (4); 5. Matt Moro (6); 6. Mason Daniel (5); 7. Shayle Bade (7); 8. Brant O'Banion (8)

A main (started), 11 Laps, NT: 1. Ryan Giles (1); 2. Clint Garner (5); 3. Matt Moro (6); 4. Thomas Kennedy (11); 5. Sawyer Phillips (7); 6. Calvin Landis (4); 7. Nate Van Haaften (2); 8. Mason Daniel (9); 9. Cody Ledger (13); 10. Ryan Bickett (12); 11. Dylan Peterson (19); 12. Cody Wehrle (14); 13. Christian Bowman (3); 14. McKenna Haase (8); 15. Brad Comegys (22); 16. Nathan Mills (15); 17. Tom Lenz (10); 18. Ryan Roberts (24); 19. Troy Manteufel (16); 20. Jordan Martens (17); 21. Joe Beaver (18); 22. Mitchell Alexander (23); 23. Shayle Bade (21); 24. Brant O'Banion (22). Lap Leaders: Giles 1-11. Hard-charger: Peterson.

 

 

Donny Schatz Dominates Brownells Big Guns Bash Night One at Knoxville!
No One Can Turn Down Kelby Watt in 305’s

by Bill Wright                                                                                               

 

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 29, 2018) – Donny Schatz kicked off the Brownells Big Guns Bash weekend with a dominating win Friday night at Knoxville Raceway.  Though there was little doubt up front, fantastic racing behind the leader kept the large crowd gathered on their feet.  The win, aboard the Tony Stewart Racing #15, was worth $10,000 to the Fargo, North Dakota driver.  Seventeen-year-old Kelby Watt drove a great race late in the going to claim his second career feature win in the 305 class.

 

Schatz earned the pole with a win in the Dash and led the 25-lap feature early, ahead of Lynton Jeffrey, Brooke Tatnell, Logan Schuchart and Brian Brown.  Brown moved by Schuchart for fourth on lap two, but with three laps down, made heavy contact with the turn two wall.  Jordyn Brazier slowed at the same time, bringing out the caution.

 

Brown went to the work area, but the green was dropped with Schatz taking the inside line on Jeffrey on the double-file restart.  Contact between the two sent Jeffrey into a wicked series of flips.  Fortunately, he emerged unscathed.  The lengthy red flag period gave Brown’s crew time to repair his car to restart at the tail.

 

The next restart was single-file, with Schatz leading Tatnell, Schuchart, Ian Madsen and Kerry Madsen.  Schuchart grabbed second from Tatnell on lap eleven, as the leader entered lapped traffic.  Behind him, a furious battle for third involving three Aussies was taking place.  Ian Madsen emerged with the spot on lap 16, as Kerry followed him by Tatnell into fourth a lap later. 

 

David Gravel was also on the move after starting 11th.  He entered the top five with seven laps to go.  Ian Madsen continued his charge, passing Schuchart for second with five to go.  Gravel would gain two more positions as well, garnering third with three to go.

 

Schatz’s win would come by 3.8 seconds over Ian Madsen.  They were followed by Gravel, Kerry Madsen and Schuchart.  Hard-charger Shane Stewart, Tatnell, Austin McCarl, Cory Eliason and Brad Sweet rounded out the top ten.  Kerry Madsen and Jeffrey set quick time in their respective flights.  The were both joined by Schatz and Ian Madsen as heat winners.  Schatz won the Dash and Dominic Scelzi took the B.

 

An emotional tribute to the late Jason Johnson was played during opening ceremonies and there was a forty-one second moment of silence.  In addition, the missing man formation was displayed before the feature.

 

“These guys (Schatz’s crew) are incredible at what they do,” said Schatz in Victory Lane.  “I’m just lucky to drive it.  Tonight, was probably one of the first nights I’ve ever asked myself…when I put the suit on…’Why?’  Once I fired the car, everything made sense.  This is what I love to do and what everyone out here loves to do.  Thank you to all the fans, racetrack, everybody.  It was a very shocking week, but I’m glad to be standing here now.  Words can’t describe it.”

 

“(The crew) gave me a great racecar tonight,” said Ian Madsen.  “It took me a little while to get going, but once we kind of got rolling and could go wide open on the top, we really came alive.  It’s an awesome strong run to come home to Knoxville and get a second place.  I couldn’t be prouder of my team.”

 

“We missed it a little bit qualifying,” said the third place Gravel.  “We finished third in the heat and that put us eleventh in the A main.  I felt we had a really good car in the heat race, but it was a little big too fast.  We had a really good car again.  I was confident that we were good.  I was able to pick off a couple of guys in the last laps.  We’re happy with where we ran tonight.  We’ll take the podium tonight and move on to tomorrow.”

 

The 305 15-lap main event had a rough start when Casey Greubel turned over in turn three.  He was o.k.  Devin Kline shot out to the lead over Joe Simbro, Mike Mayberry, Matthew Stelzer and Eric Bridger.  Mayberry would shoot into second on lap two, before the leader Kline tumbled in turn two.  He was also uninjured.

 

Now, with two laps down, Mayberry led Simbro, Stelzer, Bridger and Kelby Watt back to green. A blanket could have been thrown over the top five for several laps.  Finally Watt was able to use the high side to move by Bridger into fourth.  Stelzer would take second from Simbro on lap five with Watt in tow.

 

A spin by a seventh running Ryan Leavitt slowed things with ten to go.  Mayberry led Stelzer, Watt, Simbro and Bridger back to green.  Bridger would move into fourth on the restart, but little else changed in the top five as they continued to race in tight formation.  Watt was making the high side work and slowly reeled in Stelzer.  With three to go, he was able to get by him as the two made slight contact.  Two laps later, he would ride the high side to take the lead from Mayberry.

 

Watt pulled away for his second career win ahead of Stelzer, who nabbed second on the last lap, Mayberry, Bridger and Simbro.  Evan Epperson, Leavitt, Mike Ayers, Chase Young and Brandon Worthington completed the top ten.  Young set quick time on the night, while Stelzer and Mayberry were heat winners.

 

“I found the top and I was running that thing full throttle,” said Watt in Victory Lane.  “I was bouncing off the wall, and I kept it going.  Sorry to bounce into Stelzer there, but I was coming up the track and it’s been a few months.  This car could literally go anywhere that I wanted to go, thanks to my Dad and grandpa.  That thing was so fast.”

 

Join us tomorrow night for the Brownells Big Guns Bash finale featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars!  The 360 sprints will also be in action Saturday!  For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com


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410 Results

 

Time Trials Group One (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (10), 15.147; 2. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (19), 15.203; 3. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (8), 15.260; 4. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (13), 15.287; 5. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (7), 15.306; 6. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (1), 15.375; 7. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (5), 15.383; 8. 5, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (3), 15.391; 9. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (17), 15.480; 10. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (15), 15.504; 11. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (9), 15.507; 12. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (20), 15.536; 13. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (12), 15.611; 14. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (16), 15.646; 15. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (11), 15.654; 16. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 15.702; 17. 9P, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (14), 15.706; 18. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (4), 16.034; 19. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (18), 16.037; 20. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (6), 16.178

 

Time Trials Group Two (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (20), 15.243; 2. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (18), 15.358; 3. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (6), 15.403; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (2), 15.408; 5. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (16), 15.420; 6. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (7), 15.437; 7. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (1), 15.441; 8. 83H, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (8), 15.533; 9. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (12), 15.55; 10. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (15), 15.554; 11. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (17), 15.582; 12. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (13), 15.584; 13. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (10), 15.590; 14. 2, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (5), 15.654; 15. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (4), 15.668; 16. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (9), 15.695; 17. 7S50, Keoni Texeira, Honolulu, HI (3), 15.749; 18. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (19), 15.876; 19. 19W, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (11), 16.494; 20. 3, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (14), 16.666

 

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.0: 1. Kerry Madsen (1); 2. Terry McCarl (3); 3. Gio Scelzi (4); 4. Jacob Allen (2); 5. Matt Juhl (5) / 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (6); 7. Rager Phillips (9); 8. Greg Wilson (7); 9. Hunter Schuerenberg (8); 10. Chase Wanner (10)

 

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:06.9: 1. Donny Schatz (1); 2. Logan Schuchart (2); 3. David Gravel (4); 4. Brad Sweet (5); 5. Davey Heskin (6) / 6. Dominic Scelzi (3); 7. Kraig Kinser (7); 8. Carson McCarl (8); 9. Bobby Mincer (9) DNS – Glen Saville

 

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.7: 1. Ian Madsen (1); 2. Brian Brown (2); 3. Cory Eliason (3); 4. Jason Sides (6); 5. Daryn Pittman (4) / 6. Sawyer Phillips (7); 7. Jordyn Brazier (5); 8. AJ Moeller (8); 9. Keoni Texeira (9); 10. Bob Weuve (10)

 

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.3: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 2. Brooke Tatnell (2); 3. Austin McCarl (3); 4. Josh Schneiderman (5); 5. Shane Stewart (7); 6. Justin Henderson (4); 7. Brent Marks (6); 8. Tasker Phillips (8) DNS – RJ Johnson, Sammy Swindell

 

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:35.7: 1. Donny Schatz (2); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 3. Brooke Tatnell (3); 4. Logan Schuchart (5); 5. Ian Madsen (6); 6. Brian Brown (7); 7. Kerry Madsen (8); 8. Terry McCarl (4)

 

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:21.0: 1. Dominic Scelzi (1); 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (3); 3. Justin Henderson (2); 4. Jordyn Brazier (4); 5. Brent Marks (6); 6. Kraig Kinser (7); 7. Greg Wilson (5); 8. Sawyer Phillips (8); 9. Rager Phillips (13); 10. Hunter Schuerenberg (9); 11. Tasker Phillips (12); 12. Carson McCarl (11); 13. RJ Johnson (16); 14. Keoni Texeira (14); 15. Chase Wanner (17); 16. Glen Saville (19); 17. AJ Moeller (10); 18. Bob Weuve (18); 19. Bobby Mincer (15) DNS – Sammy Swindell

 

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Donny Schatz (1); 2. Ian Madsen (5); 3. David Gravel (11); 4. Kerry Madsen (7); 5. Logan Schuchart (4); 6. Shane Stewart (20); 7. Brooke Tatnell (3); 8. Austin McCarl (12); 9. Cory Eliason (10); 10. Brad Sweet (15); 11. Justin Henderson (23); 12. Terry McCarl (8); 13. Gio Scelzi (9); 14. Davey Heskin (19); 15. Brian Brown (6); 16. Sheldon Haudenschild (22); 17. Jacob Allen (13); 18. Matt Juhl (17); 19. Daryn Pittman (18); 20. Jason Sides (14); 21. Dominic Scelzi (21); 22. Jordyn Brazier (24); 23. Greg Wilson (25, prov.); 24. Josh Schneiderman (16); 25. Lynton Jeffrey (2). Lap Leader: Schatz 1-25. Hard-charger: Stewart.

 

305 Results

 

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (15), 17.478; 2. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (17), 17.609; 3. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (10), 17.712; 4. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.883; 5. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (12), 17.894; 6. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (6), 17.904; 7. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (7), 17.908; 8. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (1), 17.987; 9. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (5), 17.997; 10. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (13), 18.053; 11. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (11), 18.137; 12. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (16), 18.145; 13. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (9), 18.181; 14. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (14), 18.245; 15. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (3), 18.277; 16. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (4), 18.375; 17. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (2), 18.838

 

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.4: 1. Matthew Stelzer (2); 2. Mike Ayers (1); 3. Chris Horton (4); 4. Chase Young (6); 5. Kelby Watt (5); 6. Evan Epperson (3); 7. Dan Henning (8); 8. Brandon Worthington (7); 9. Jon Hughes (9)

 

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.8: 1. Mike Mayberry (2); 2. Jeff Wilke (1); 3. Devin Kline (3); 4. Eric Bridger (6); 5. Joe Simbro (4); 6. Jayce Jenkins (7); 7. Ryan Leavitt (5); 8. Casey Greubel (8)

 

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Kelby Watt (5); 2. Matthew Stelzer (4); 3. Mike Mayberry (3); 4. Eric Bridger (7); 5. Joe Simbro (1); 6. Evan Epperson (12); 7. Ryan Leavitt (10); 8. Mike Ayers (9); 9. Chase Young (8); 10. Brandon Worthington (15); 11. Jeff Wilke (11); 12. Jon Hughes (17); 13. Dan Henning (14); 14. Jayce Jenkins (13); 15. Chris Horton (6); 16. Devin Kline (2); 17. Casey Greubel (16).  Lap Leaders: Kline 1-2, Mayberry 3-13, Watt 14-15. Hard-charger: Epperson.

 

 

Brian Brown Ties Earl Wagner With 43 Knoxville Wins! Clint Garner Back on Top in 360’s; Eric Bridger Keeps Cruising in 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 23, 2018) – Brian Brown notched a historic win in Saturday’s Farm Bureau Mid-Season Championship Night when he tied legend and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee, Earl Wagner, with 43 career wins in Knoxville Raceway’s premier class. The win was the sixth of the season for Brown here, and paid him $5,000. Clint Garner took the lead on a restart from sprint car rookie Mason Daniel and held on for his 37th career win here, while Eric Bridger won again, claiming his sixth feature of the year in the 305 class.

The 25-lap 410 feature was a wild one, and saw Kerry Madsen leading Austin McCarl, Brian Brown, Terry McCarl and Matt Juhl early on. With just one lap in the books, Carson McCarl stopped in turn two bringing the caution. Sixteen-year-old Gio Scelzi, making his first Knoxville appearance, was running sixth on the restart when he did a series of cartwheels into turn two. He was uninjured.

Brown shot into second on the restart, and Juhl used the low side to gain fourth. A battle ensued for third, as Austin McCarl and Juhl traded the spot several times. A spin by Chase Wanner slowed things again with six laps down. Madsen led Brown, Austin McCarl, Juhl and Terry McCarl back to green. Juhl would get a good restart again, gaining third from Austin McCarl.

Madsen was in traffic by lap eleven with Brown in pursuit. Behind them, Austin McCarl again shot by Juhl in traffic for the show position. Brown started reeling in Madsen in traffic. Madsen made several good moves in traffic splitting lappers, but Brown was not going away.

With five laps to go, Brown shot under Madsen heading into turn one. When Madsen got off the gas to avoid the slider, he got above the cushion and upside down. He was uninjured. Brown led the field on the restart, ahead of Austin McCarl, Juhl, Terry McCarl and Brooke Tatnell. Juhl again worked by Austin McCarl, this time for second, before Carson McCarl spun with two laps to go.

Brown would pull away the final two laps, while Juhl and Austin McCarl battled furiously for second. Terry McCarl would enter the fray in the end. Brown would win ahead of Austin McCarl, Terry McCarl, who gained third on the last lap, Juhl and Tatnell. Hard-charger Tasker Phillips, Davey Heskin, Lynton Jeffrey, Rager Phillips and Sawyer Phillips rounded out the top ten. Brown set quick time, while Jeffrey, Jordyn Brazier and Terry McCarl won heats.

“It wasn’t easy,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “Kerry was setting a good pace there. I got to him a couple times. I just made a couple of mistakes and lost ground. I apologize if I got into him. I don’t think I did. There was plenty of room. On the video, it looked like he got tight above the cushion. It is what it is though. Some of you guys are booing now, but if we beat (Donny) Schatz next week, you’ll be cheering!”

Mason Daniel, who won his first career feature in a sprint car here on June 16, led the 20-lap 360 main event early over Christian Bowman, Clint Garner, Ryan Giles and Calvin Landis. Only two laps were in when Sawyer Phillips lost control and slid up the track. Jon Agan tried to sneak between his car and the wall but didn’t make it. He flipped into turn two. He was uninjured.

Garner shot into second on the restart, before McKenna Haase spun with six laps down. Coming for the green, Daniel led Garner, Bowman, Giles and Landis. Visitor Randy Hannagan had quietly moved from fourteenth up to eighth. While Daniel took the low line in turn one on the restart, Garner saw a door open on the cushion. The seven-time track champ pounced into the lead and took Giles with him.

Garner was back in lapped traffic by the twelfth circuit. Hannagan continued his charge as well, but it would halt with four laps to go. Nate Mills got sideways. When Hannagan swerved to avoid, he made contact with Bowman, who he had just passed. The two were done for the night.

Up front, Garner pulled away for the $1,750 score, ahead of Giles, Daniel, Phillips, who came back from the tail, and Landis. Matt Moro, Nate Van Haaften, Dylan Peterson, Devon Dobie and Haase completed the top ten. Daniel set quick time, while Phillips and Bowman won heats.

“I have to give thanks to the track crew,” said Garner in Victory Lane. “To me it seems like it’d be easy to make it follow the leader. But to leave just the right moisture and pack it in just right, and make it wide. I was lapping a lot of cars out there and having a blast. I was a little nervous for a minute. I thought (Daniel) was going to get two in a row. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do on the restart, but it worked out.”

Unlike both the 410 and 360 classes, the 305’s spent the night racing clean and green without much incident. Eric Bridger took off from outside row one ahead of Matthew Stelzer, Jayce Jenkins, Devin Kline and Evan Epperson. The battle early was for seconde. Jenkins, who ran the top, and Stelzer, who ran the low side, traded the spot four times before Jenkins claimed it for good on lap five.

This win wasn’t easy for Bridger by any stretch. He entered lapped traffic with six to go, and the rookie Jenkins closed on him. Using a lower line, Jenkins actually pulled beside the leader in turn two on the final lap, but Bridger was able to hold him off at the line.

Following Bridger and Jenkins at the stripe were Stelzer, Kline and Mike Mayberry. Mike Ayers, Ryan Leavitt, Kelby Watt, Evan Epperson and Brandon Worthington rounded out the top ten. Bridger set quick time for the eighth time in ten events, while Tyler Glass and Kline won heats. Leavitt was caught up in a heat race mishap and underwent serious repairs to run the main event.

“I think I saw (Jenkins) on the video board with a couple laps to go,” said Bridger in Victory Lane. “I saw him in one and two (on the last lap), but luckily three and four was my fastest corner. I struggled down in one and two. I just feel lucky to race here, let alone win a championship (in 2017). I’m just trying to keep the momentum going, keep winning races and see what’s next.”

It was also Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame inductions weekend. Roger Arndt, Bob Brooks, Larry Cahill, Noel, Dean and Mike Chadd, Mike Fisher and Terry McCarl were all inducted at intermission ceremonies.

Join us next weekend, Friday, June 29, and Saturday, June 30, for the Brownells Big Guns Bash featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars! The 305 sprints will also be in action Friday, while the 360’s will run Saturday. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com Knoxville Raceway - Sprint Car Capital of the World! www.knoxvilleraceway.com Father’s Day Perspective with Henderson, Beaver, and Kline! 6/15/2018 - Joanne Cram discussed fatherhood with three different drivers recently, as we recognize Father's Day Weekend at Knoxville Raceway!

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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (2), 15.765; 2. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (16), 15.775; 3. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (4), 15.792; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (5), 15.816; 5. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 15.857; 6. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (10), 15.946; 7. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (8), 15.999; 8. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (14), 16.022; 9. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (7), 16.051; 10. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (20), 16.059; 11. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (13), 16.082; 12. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.085; 13. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (21), 16.089; 14. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (6), 16.109; 15. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (3), 16.191; 16. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 16.289; 17. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (22), 16.292; 18. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (9), 16.492; 19. 10, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (15), 16.598; 20. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (23), 16.640; 21. 9Z, Jared Goerges, Brainerd, MN (1), 16.921; 22. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (19), 17.239; 23. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (11), 17.618;

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.3: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 2. Brian Brown (6); 3. Rager Phillips (2); 4. Davey Heskin (4); 5. Brooke Tatnell (5); 6. Tasker Phillips (1); 7. Bob Weuve (8); 8. Don Droud Jr. (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.6: 1. Jordyn Brazier (1); 2. Kerry Madsen (6); 3. Austin McCarl (5); 4. AJ Moeller (2); 5. Carson McCarl (4); 6. RJ Johnson (3); 7. Glen Saville (7); 8. Chase Wanner (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (6); 2. Gio Scelzi (4); 3. Matt Juhl (5); 4. Josh Schneiderman (2); 5. Bobby Mincer (1); 6. Jared Goerges (7); 7. Sawyer Phillips (3)

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Austin McCarl (1); 3. Terry McCarl (3); 4. Matt Juhl (5); 5. Brooke Tatnell (6); 6. Tasker Phillips (18); 7. Davey Heskin (9); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 9. Rager Phillips (12); 10. Sawyer Phillips (16); 11. AJ Moeller (13); 12. Bobby Mincer (17); 13. RJ Johnson (14); 14. Josh Schneiderman (15); 15. Jordyn Brazier (11); 16. Don Droud Jr. (21); 17. Chase Wanner (23); 18. Bob Weuve (22); 19. Jared Goerges (19); 20. Carson McCarl (10); 21. Kerry Madsen (2); 22. Glen Saville (20); 23. Gio Scelzi (8). Lap Leaders: Madsen 1-20, Brown 21-25. Hard-charger: T. Phillips.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (9), 16.600; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (10), 16.651; 3. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (7), 16.691; 4. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (14), 16.745; 5. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.785; 6. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (3), 16.847; 7. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (16), 16.853; 8. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (5), 16.888; 9. 23, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (19), 16.965; 10. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (2), 16.992; 11. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 17.006; 12. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (6), 17.045; 13. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (13), 17.145; 14. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (18), 17.224; 15. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.231; 16. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (8), 17.273; 17. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (11), 17.286; 18. 22H, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (12), 17.304; 19. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (1), 17.412

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Sawyer Phillips (1); 2. Devon Dobie (2); 3. Calvin Landis (4); 4. Jon Agan (3); 5. Dylan Peterson (7); 6. Mason Daniel (6); 7. Nate Van Haaften (5); 8. Nathan Mills (10); 9. Brad Comegys (9); 10. Joe Beaver (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:05.1: 1. Christian Bowman (3); 2. McKenna Haase (2); 3. Clint Garner (6); 4. Ryan Giles (4); 5. Matt Moro (5); 6. Randy Hannagan (9); 7. Cody Wehrle (1); 8. Tom Lenz (8); 9. Mitchell Alexander (7)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (4); 2. Ryan Giles (6); 3. Mason Daniel (1); 4. Sawyer Phillips (8); 5. Calvin Landis (3); 6. Matt Moro (5); 7. Nate Van Haaften (11); 8. Dylan Peterson (12); 9. Devon Dobie (7); 10. McKenna Haase (10); 11. Cody Wehrle (13); 12. Tom Lenz (15); 13. Mitchell Alexander (16); 14. Brad Comegys (18); 15. Nathan Mills (17); 16. Christian Bowman (2); 17. Randy Hannagan (14); 18. Jon Agan (9) DNS – Joe Beaver. Lap Leaders: Daniel 1-6, Garner 7-20. Hard-charger: Giles.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (12), 17.770; 2. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.814; 3. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (10), 17.852; 4. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (2), 17.857; 5. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (6), 17.962; 6. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (15), 18.062; 7. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (8), 18.222; 8. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (9), 18.232; 9. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (13), 18.292; 10. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (11), 18.313; 11. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (17), 18.329; 12. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (16), 18.343; 13. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (14), 18.377; 14. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (18), 18.501; 15. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (4), 18.522; 16. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (5), 19.111; 17. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (1), NT; 18. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (3), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.7: 1. Tyler Glass (1); 2. Matthew Stelzer (3); 3. Jayce Jenkins (5); 4. Evan Epperson (4); 5. Chris Horton (2); 6. Eric Bridger (6); 7. Kelby Watt (7); 8. Dan Henning (8); 9. Casey Greubel (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.1: 1. Devin Kline (4); 2. Mike Mayberry (1); 3. Mike Ayers (3); 4. Joe Simbro (7); 5. Jeff Wilke (2); 6. Brandon Worthington (5); 7. Jon Hughes (8); 8. Ryan Leavitt (6) DNS – Chase Young

A main (started), 17 Laps, 5:31.3 (NTR): 1. Eric Bridger (2); 2. Jayce Jenkins (4); 3. Matthew Stelzer (1); 4. Devin Kline (3); 5. Mike Mayberry (10); 6. Mike Ayers (6); 7. Ryan Leavitt (9); 8. Kelby Watt (14); 9. Evan Epperson (5); 10. Brandon Worthington (8); 11. Tyler Glass (7); 12. Casey Greubel (17); 13. Chris Horton (11); 14. Dan Henning (16); 15. Jeff Wilke (12); 16. Jon Hughes (15); 17. Joe Simbro (13) DNS – Chasey Young. Lap Leader: Bridger 1-17. Hard-charger: Watt.

 

 

Scotty Thiel Picks Up Second Win with Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101!

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(Bill W) June 4, 2018, Monroe, IA – Donny Schatz (3), Brian Brown (5) and Scotty Thiel (2) were all repeat winners last week in Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com action! Schatz picked up the win with the World of Outlaws Friday night at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Brian Brown nailed down win number five at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday night, while Scotty Thiel took the IRA stop at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin Sunday.

This week will see the WoO in action at Farley Speedway in Iowa for the first time since the 1990’s. Weekly action at Knoxville Raceway will resume again Saturday as well.

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TKS Motorsports - Turning Laps and Gaining Experience Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Des Moines, IA (June 13, 2018) – A full weekend at the Jackson Motorplex for the Jackson Nationals provided the opportunity for Austin McCarl and the TKS Motorsports team to turn a lot of laps with the best sprint car competition in the country.

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TKS Motorsports - Turning Laps and Gaining Experience Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Des Moines, IA (June 13, 2018) – A full weekend at the Jackson Motorplex for the Jackson Nationals provided the opportunity for Austin McCarl and the TKS Motorsports team to turn a lot of laps with the best sprint car competition in the country.

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Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO

Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)
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TKS Motorsports - Turning Laps and Gaining Experience Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Des Moines, IA (June 13, 2018) – A full weekend at the Jackson Motorplex for the Jackson Nationals provided the opportunity for Austin McCarl and the TKS Motorsports team to turn a lot of laps with the best sprint car competition in the country.

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 402 (5)
Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 294 (3)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 267
Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 235
Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 190

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 172

Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 152
Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 150 (1)
Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 144
Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 136 (1)

Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 117

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 113
Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 105
Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 104 (2)
Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 100 (2)
Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 74

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 74
Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 72
Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 66

Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 60
Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 60
Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 56
Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 55
Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 54
Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 48
Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 48
Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 46
Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 43
Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 40

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 40

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 38

Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 38
Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 36

Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 36
Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 35
Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 35
Ryan Robinson, Foresthill, CA, 35

Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 35
AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 32
Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 30

Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 30
Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 30
Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 28
Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 26
Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25
Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 25

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 24
Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 22
Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 18
Nathan Charron, Hartsburg, IL, 18
Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 18
Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 18
Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16
Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 16

Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 16
Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 16
Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 16

Scott Uttech, New Berlin, IL, 16
Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 14
Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 14
Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 14

Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 14

Matt VandeVere, Zion, IL, 14
Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 12

Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI, 12
Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 12
Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 12

Chase Briscoe, Mitchell, IN, 10
Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 10

Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust., 8

Brandon McMullen, Plymouth, WI, 8
Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 8

Michael Decker, Silver Lake, WI, 6

Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6
Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6
Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6
Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN, 6
Jay Waugh, Canberra, NSW, Aust., 6
Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4
Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 4
Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL, 4

Chase Wanner, Agency, IA, 4

Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 2

WoO Platinum Driver Feature Wins:

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (3)

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (2)
Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (1)

Tentative 2018 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com
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TKS Motorsports - Turning Laps and Gaining Experience Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Des Moines, IA (June 13, 2018) – A full weekend at the Jackson Motorplex for the Jackson Nationals provided the opportunity for Austin McCarl and the TKS Motorsports team to turn a lot of laps with the best sprint car competition in the country.

Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold)

Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder)

Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Rain)

Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)

Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)

Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Fri, May 18 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA (Cory Eliason, Selma, CA)

Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA (Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL)

Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Tue, June 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)

Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)

Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)

Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)

Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO

Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Wed, June 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO

Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, July 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Thurs, July 26 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars

Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars

Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”

Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)

Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover”

Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO

Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest”

Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Sept 1 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Sun, Sept 2 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial”

Sat, Sept 8 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial”

Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA

Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA

Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”

Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Fri, Oct 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA

Sat, Oct 6 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA

Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

Sat, Oct 20 – Dodge City (KS) Speedway WoO

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Brian Brown Earns Fifth Win of Season at Knoxville! Mason Daniel Pulls Off Shocker in 360’s; Eric Bridger Dominates 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 16, 2018) – Brian Brown raced past Lynton Jeffrey to win his fifth feature of the season at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver picked up $4,000 for his 42nd career victory at Knoxville aboard his Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21. Sprint car rookie Mason Daniel drove his way through traffic to a win in the 360 class. The Californian picked up $1,500 for his win. Eric Bridger dominated again in the 305 class, leading wire to wire, and matching Brown by winning for the fifth time in 2018.

Lynton Jeffrey led from the pole in the 20-lap 410 feature over AJ Moeller, Brian Brown, Kerry Madsen and Terry McCarl. Moeller broke in turn two on the second lap halting things. On the restart, Brown shot under Jeffrey for the lead, but the start was called back when the restart cone was hit. Jeffrey would maintain his lead until Rager Phillips slowed with a flat tire on lap five.

Jeffrey led Brown, Madsen, Terry McCarl and Brooke Tatnell back to green. McCarl quickly took third, while Brown hounded the leader. On lap seven, he nipped Jeffrey at the flag stand by .009 of a second. From there, he pulled away. McCarl would follow him into second. Davey Heskin was also on the move on the bottom, gaining the top five, and then passing Madsen and Jeffrey on laps twelve and thirteen to gain third place.

Brown was into heavy lapped traffic, when the second place car of McCarl locked up on the frontstretch, ending his second place run. A five lap Dash saw Brown pull away for the win over Heskin, Madsen, Tatnell and Jeffrey. Matt Juhl, hard-charger Austin McCarl, Shane Golobic, Josh Schneiderman and Carson McCarl rounded out the top ten. Jeffrey set quick time on the night, while Tasker Phillips, Jordyn Brazier and Carson McCarl won heats.

“Lynton’s a heck of a racecar driver, and he was racing a good race,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “He was kind of moving around. What was good about that was that my car would go anywhere. This is a new Maxim tonight and it worked flawless. Hats off to all my guys. It’s been a pretty good season to start. We’re looking forward to next week and two weeks from now, especially (when the World of Outlaws visit). That was a workout!”

The 18-lap 360 main event went non-stop. Nate Van Haaften used his familiar low groove to pace Mason Daniel, Jon Agan, Christian Bowman and Matt Moro early on. Early, the race for fourth was the best one on the track, with Moro taking the spot on lap three.

Up front, Daniel was gaining on Van Haaften, using the high line around the half-mile. The two raced side by side for a couple of laps before Daniel took a narrow .013 of a second lead on lap eight. Around the same time, Clint Garner moved into the top five.

Daniel entered heavier traffic with six laps to go, but maneuvered it well and extended his lead. In the end, the Californian, who is racing sprint cars for the first time this year, won his first race at Knoxville. Van Haaften would follow, ahead of Agan, Moro and Garner. Ryan Giles, McKenna Haase, Sawyer Phillips, Bowman and Calvin Landis would complete the top ten. Moro set quick time, while Agan and Van Haaften were heat winners.

“This is something else,” said an emotional Daniel in Victory Lane. “We struggled the past couple of times we’ve been here. To come out and get the win tonight was amazing. The car was great. Garrett, Landon and Danny (Lasoski) did a great job and I can’t thank them enough. We actually lost the brakes, so we had to be on the top with the throttle wide open. With (Lasoski’s) knowledge and helping me out with the track one where is fast and where it’s not and what to do…it’s really helpful.”

Eric Bridger left little doubt again in the 305 class, as he led from start to finish in the non-stop 15-lap feature. For the second week in a row, Ryan Leavitt cruised in the second spot, while Jayce Jenkins nailed down third.

The best race was for fourth fifth and sixth. Kelby Watt, Mike Mayberry and Matthew Stelzer raced hard through the middle stages. In the end, it would be Watt taking fourth, ahead of Stelzer. Hard-charger Devin Kline would recover from qualifying issues to drive from row seven to sixth, ahead of Mayberry, Rob Kubli, Jeff Wilke and Casey Greubel. Bridger set quick time for the seventh time this season, while Kubli and Wilke were heat winners.

“This is awesome,” said Bridger. “Starting on the front row helps. You’ve got to get a start there, and I knew the way the racetrack was…I was happy to get through lapped traffic and see that checkered flag. I had trouble with the first (lapped) car there but after that, I got my rhythm going.”

Join us next week, Saturday, June 23, for Marion County Farm Bureau and Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame Mid-Season Championship Night featuring the 410, 360 and 305 sprint cars! It’s also $1 Busch Light night. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com !

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (2), 15.547; 2. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (9), 15.600; 3. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (7), 15.661; 4. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (4), 15.680; 5. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (11), 15.744; 6. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (5), 15.754; 7. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (21), 15.761; 8. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (8), 15.764; 9. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (22), 15.788; 10. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (15), 15.844; 11. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (3), 15.866; 12. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (6), 15.987; 13. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (1), 16.031; 14. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (17), 16.079; 15. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 16.098; 16. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (19), 16.229; 17. 10, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (14), 16.256; 18. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (13), 16.317; 19. 3, Dakota Jackson, Elizabethtown, IN (16), 16.447; 20. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (12), 16.448; 21. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (23), 16.474; 22. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (18), 16.505; 23. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (10), 17.325.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.4: 1. Tasker Phillips (2); 2. Rager Phillips (1); 3. Brian Brown (5); 4. Austin McCarl (3); 5. Shane Golobic (4); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 7. Bobby Mincer (8); 8. Dakota Jackson (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.0: 1. Jordyn Brazier (2); 2. Davey Heskin (4); 3. Don Droud Jr. (1); 4. Kerry Madsen (6); 5. Josh Schneiderman (3); 6. Matt Juhl (5); 7. Chase Wanner (7); 8. Rob Weuve (8);

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.8: 1. Carson McCarl (2); 2. Brooke Tatnell (4); 3. Terry McCarl (5); 4. Dakota Hendrickson (1) 5. AJ Moeller (6); 6. RJ Johnson (3); 7. Glen Saville (7)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (3); 2. Davey Heskin (6); 3. Kerry Madsen (4); 4. Brooke Tatnell (7); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 6. Matt Juhl (8); 7. Austin McCarl (13); 8. Shane Golobic (9); 9. Josh Schneiderman (15); 10. Carson McCarl (10); 11. RJ Johnson (14); 12. Jordyn Brazier (11); 13. Glen Saville (19); 14. Chase Wanner (18); 15. Bobby Mincer (20); 16. Terry McCarl (5); 17. Don Droud Jr. (17); 18. Dakota Hendrickson (16); 19. Rager Phillips (12); 20. Rob Weuve (21); 21. AJ Moeller (2); 22. Tasker Phillips (22); 23. Dakota Jackson (23). Lap Leaders: Jeffrey 1-6, Brown 7-20. Hard-charger: A. McCarl.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (3), 16.395; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (1), 16.431; 3. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (16), 16.521; 4. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (5), 16.553; 5. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (13), 16.657; 6. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (10), 16.716; 7. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (15), 16.837; 8. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.846; 9. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (6), 16.889; 10. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (11), 16.896; 11. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (2), 16.941; 12. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (8), 16.949; 13. 03, Shayle Bade, Lincoln, NE (9), 16.959; 14. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (7), 17.059; 15. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (12), 17.229; 16. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (14), 17.302;

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.2: 1. Jon Agan (3); 2. Cody Wehrle (1); 3. Sawyer Phillips (2); 4. Matt Moro (6); 5. McKenna Haase (4); 6. Ryan Giles (5); 7. Mitchell Alexander (8); 8. Shayle Bade (7)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.8: 1. Nate Van Haaften (2); 2. Christian Bowman (4); 3. Clint Garner (6); 4. Calvin Landis (3); 5. Mason Daniel (5); 6. Nathan Mills (1); 7. Tom Lenz (8); 8. Brad Comegys (7)

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:13.3: 1. Mason Daniel (2); 2. Nate Van Haaften (1); 3. Jon Agan (4); 4. Matt Moro (5); 5. Clint Garner (6); 6. Ryan Giles (7); 7. McKenna Haase (8); 8. Sawyer Phillips (9); 9. Christian Bowman (3); 10. Calvin Landis (10); 11. Shayle Bade (14); 12. Cody Wehrle (11); 13. Nathan Mills (12); 14. Tom Lenz (15); 15. Mitchell Alexander (13); 16. Brad Comegys (16). Lap Leaders: Van Haaften 1-7, Daniel 8-18. Hard-charger: Bade.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (4), 17.283; 2. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (6), 17.455; 3. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (7), 17.529; 4. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (10), 17.564; 5. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (16), 17.646; 6. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (11), 17.756; 7. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (8), 17.78; 8. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (13), 17.782; 9. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (17), 17.839; 10. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (12), 17.867; 11. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (5), 17.947; 12. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (3), 17.998; 13. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (9), 18.105; 14. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (14), 18.143; 15. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (1), 18.29; 16. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (15), 20.011; 17. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (2), 19.279.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.4: 1. Rob Kubli (1); 2. Ryan Leavitt (4); 3. Evan Epperson (2); 4. Devin Kline (9); 5. Eric Bridger (6); 6. Mike Ayers (3); 7. Matthew Stelzer (5); 8. Dan Henning (7); 9. Jon Hughes (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.1: 1. Jeff Wilke (1); 2. Jayce Jenkins (3); 3. Casey Greubel (2); 4. Mike Mayberry (6); 5. Kelby Watt (5); 6. Joe Simbro (4); 7. Brandon Worthington (7); 8. Chase Young (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:33.5: 1. Eric Bridger (2); 2. Ryan Leavitt (3); 3. Jayce Jenkins (1); 4. Kelby Watt (5); 5. Matthew Stelzer (7); 6. Devin Kline (13); 7. Mike Mayberry (4); 8. Rob Kubli (6); 9. Jeff Wilke (9); 10. Casey Greubel (10); 11. Chase Young (16); 12. Evan Epperson (8); 13. Joe Simbro (11); 14. Brandon Worthington (14); 15. Jon Hughes (16); 16. Mike Ayers (12) DNS – Dan Henning. Lap Leader: Bridger 1-15. Hard-charger: Kline.

 

 

Brown Builds Lead in Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by Open Wheel 101!
Monday, June 11, 20

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(Bill W) June 11, 2018, Monroe, IA – Brian Brown had a strong Jackson Nationals at the Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota last weekend, and built his lead a bit in the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com! The World of Outlaws invaded the Midwest last weekend. Sheldon Haudenschild picked up the rain date win Tuesday at the Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway. Rain postponed things in Jackson Thursday, but Jason Johnson picked up both preliminary wins there (Friday and Saturday afternoon). Donny Schatz took home $40,000 for the win in the finale.

Three point eligible races will be contested this weekend. On Friday, the WoO heads to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Weekly racing will be back in action at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday. On Sunday, the IRA will gather at the beautiful Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

Brown now holds a 76-point lead over Austin McCarl in the point standings. Brooke Tatnell is third, ahead of Kerry Madsen, Davey Heskin and Jacob Patten (tie), Justin Henderson, Terry McCarl, Matt Juhl and Cory Eliason.

So far, there have been nine winners in the fourteen races contested with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101!

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Up Next!

Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 352 (3)
Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 276 (3)
Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 205
Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 197
Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 150
Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 150 (1)
Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 147
Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 144
Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 132
Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 126 (1)
Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 105
Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 104 (2)
Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 99
Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 92
Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 74
Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 72
Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 66
RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 64
Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 60
Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 56
Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 55
Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 54
Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 50 (1)
Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 48
Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 48
Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 48
Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 46
Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 43
Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 40
Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 36
Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 36
Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 35
Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 35
Ryan Robinson, Foresthill, CA, 35
AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 32
Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30
Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 30
Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 28
Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 28
Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 26
Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25
Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 25
Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 24
Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 18
Nathan Charron, Hartsburg, IL, 18
Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 18
Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 18
Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16
Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 16
Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 16
Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 16
Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 16
Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 14
Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 14
Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 14
Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 12
Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 12
Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 12
Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 12
Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 10
Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 8
Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6
Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6
Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN, 6
Jay Waugh, Canberra, NSW, Aust., 6
Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 4
Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4
Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 4
Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL, 4
Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Feature Wins:

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (2)
Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (2)
Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (1)

Tentative 2018 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com

Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold)
Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder)
Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Rain)
Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)
Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, May 18 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA (Cory Eliason, Selma, CA)
Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA (Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL)
Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Tue, June 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)
Sat, June 9 (afternoon) – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)
Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO
Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Wed, June 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO
Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO
Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO
Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, July 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA
Thurs, July 26 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA
Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars
Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA
Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars
Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars
Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO
Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”
Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic
Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)
Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover”
Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO
Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest”
Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA
Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 1 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)
Sun, Sept 2 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)
Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial”
Sat, Sept 8 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial”
Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA
Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA
Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA
Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”
Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA
Fri, Oct 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Sat, Oct 6 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 20 – Dodge City (KS) Speedway WoO

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“Sunshine” at Knoxville as Tyler Courtney Takes USAC Cash!
Jon Agan Wins First in Three Years with 360’s; Eric Bridger Wins Again in 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 9, 2018) – Tyler “Sunshine” Courtney swept the night as the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series invaded the Knoxville Raceway here Saturday on Hy-Vee Night! The Indianapolis, Indiana native took home $5,000 for his win aboard the Clauson-Marshall Racing #7BC. It was also announced during the day that the Corn Belt Nationals will take place July 5 and 6, 2019, and pay $20,000 to the USAC winner, and $1,000 to start!

Jon Agan overcame some tough luck, taking his eleventh career win at Knoxville in the 360 class, but his first since July 4, 2015. Eric Bridger led wire to wire for his fourth win of the season in the 305 class.

Brady Bacon led from the pole early in the 30-lap USAC feature, ahead of CJ Leary and Chad Boespflug. Last year’s winner here, Justin Grant, and Tyler Courtney battled for the fifth spot, before Courtney took it for good on lap three. The next circuit would see “Sunshine” surge from fifth to third.

Bacon entered traffic on lap six, and by lap ten, led Leary, Courtney, Chase Stockon and Grant. Courtney reeled in Leary in traffic and made a pass for second on lap 19. On the 20th lap, he would slide in front of Bacon for the point. Leary would follow him into second a lap later. While Courtney pulled away, the only other move late in the race was a Grant pass of Stockon for fourth.

Courtney’s first career win at Knoxville came ahead of Leary, Bacon, a closing Grant, and Brody Roa, who took fifth on the last lap. Stockon, Robert Ballou, hard-charger Dave Darland, Chris Windom and Kevin Thomas Jr. rounded out the top ten. Courtney started his sweep with quick time and a heat win. Other heat winners were Grant and Windom. Darland flipped in turn three during his heat race, but his team was able to make repairs before the feature.

“I knew lapped cars were going to be tough to get around, because they were going to continue to run the top,” said Courtney after his win. “I knew I’d have to do something drastically different to get around those guys. I knew if I could stick the bottom, there was enough to get off the corner. We were able to get by (Leary) and then we slid Brady for the lead. This is really cool guys. I think I showed how bad I wanted it last year here and I put myself in a bad position (and crashed) and that cost me a race. Thank you, Knoxville, for having us, and I’m already looking forward to next year.”

“This is a big comeback from last night at I-80 (Speedway),” said the second place Leary. “We struggled really bad. I’m really glad our team found some speed. It feels good to get some momentum going again. I thought I might have something for the win there. Tyler just got the lapped cars better than me. I feel really good for this team.”

“I felt (the car) fading away a little bit,” said the third place Bacon. “We had some sort of bleeder malfunction. I don’t know if it was self-induced or mechanical. We had a good run going. It was our kind of track. I didn’t think we had a great car at the beginning, but we found out we had a problem. It would have been good to get another win at Knoxville, but it looks like next year we’ll have two days to do it.”

Jon Agan led from his pole position early in the 18-lap 360 main event over AJ Moeller and Matt Moro. Ryan Giles was the man on the move early, taking third from Moro on lap two and second from Moeller on lap three. Using the low side, Giles tried to keep pace with the leader. Clint Garner was fast as well, grabbing third on lap seven, before Joe Beaver and Mason Daniel contacted, ending top ten runs.

The only restart of the race saw Agan lead Giles, Garner, Moeller and Moro back to green. Moro and Garner would put on a great duel for third, with Garner eventually prevailing. Up front, Agan hit lapped traffic with three to go and slowed a bit. Giles gained on him, but in the last corner, Agan snuck below the lapped car of Brad Comegys to take the win.

Agan was followed by Giles, Garner, Moro and Christian Bowman. McKenna Haase, Calvin Landis, Moeller, hard-charger Sawyer Phillips and Cody Wehrle rounded out the top ten. Moeller set quick time, while Bowman and Haase were heat race winners.

“The race car was off a little bit and so was the driver,” said Agan in Victory Lane. “We haven’t raced every week and don’t have a real strong base. We checked out in the first feature here of the year and broke a piston. We’ve been running an older motor that just doesn’t have Knoxville ‘smoke’. This was our first night out with one of our good motors. We needed this win. We’ll take it. It’s been a couple years since we’ve been up here. It definitely hasn’t been for a lack of effort on our team’s part.”

Eric Bridger had another great night, leading all 15 laps of the 305 feature for his fourth win of the season, and sixth in his career. Devin Kline chased him the distance, closing in the late stages in traffic. Tyler Glass claimed third on the second lap and held on to that spot, ahead of Ryan Leavitt and Kelby Watt, who passed Rob Kubli for fifth on the last go-around. Matthew Stelzer, Joe Simbro, Mike Ayers and Casey Greubel rounded out the top ten. Bridger set quick time for the seventh time in eight nights, while Watt and Stelzer won heats.

“When you race against Devin and Ryan, that’s tough competition there,” said Bridger in Victory Lane. “We had a good race car. We’re definitely on the momentum train, and we want to keep setting those quick times. Winning features helps a lot too.”

Join us next week, Saturday, June 16, for Van Wall Equipment and “Future Stars” Night featuring the 410, 360 and 305 sprint cars! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com
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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (24), 18.948; 2. 4, Justin Grant, Ione, CA (14), 18.962; 3. 32, Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, IN (6), 18.976; 4. 30, CJ Leary, Greenfield, IN (10), 19.028; 5. 98, Chad Boespflug, Hanford, CA (5), 19.098; 6. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (4), 19.100; 7. 69, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (11), 19.129; 8. 17, Nick Bilbee, Indianapolis, IN (15), 19.226; 9. 91, Brody Roa, Garden Grove, CA (23), 19.280; 10. 12, Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA (1), 19.381; 11. 18, Jarett Andretti, Mooresville, NC (22), 19.384; 12. 5, Chris Windom, Canton, IL (19), 19.437; 13. 36D, Dave Darland, Lincoln, IN (7), 19.487; 14. 0, Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, IA (3), 19.640; 15. 5E, Tom Harris, Banbury, OXFD, UK (2), 19.697; 16. 74X, Josh Hodges, Tijeras, NM (17), 19.720; 17. 52, Isaac Chapple, Willow Branch, IN (21), 19.804; 18. 77K, Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (8), 19.881; 19. 78, Rob Caho Jr., Wyoming, MN (18), 19.908; 20. 11W, Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (9), 20.080; 21. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (16), 20.091; 22. 71, Robert Bell, Colfax, IA (12), 20.943; 23. 11X, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (13), 21.196; 24. 12G, Kelly Graham, Hedrick, IA (20), 21.573.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Tyler Courtney (6); 2. CJ Leary (5); 3. Kevin Thomas Jr. (4); 4. Josh Hodges (1); 5. Robert Ballou (3); 6. Rob Caho Jr. (7); 7. Robert Bell (8); 8. Dave Darland (2)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:45.8: 1. Justin Grant (6); 2. Nick Bilbee (4); 3. Isaac Chapple (1); 4. Chad Boespflug (5); 5. Jarett Andretti (3); 6. Wyatt Burks (7); 7. Brandon Stevenson (2); 8. Frank Rodgers III (8);

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Chris Windom (3); 2. Brady Bacon (5); 3. Chase Stockon (6); 4. Brody Roa (4); 5. Tom Harris (2); 6. Glen Saville (7); 7. Katlynn Leer (1); 8. Kelly Graham (8);

A main (started), 25 Laps, 10:45.6: 1. Tyler Courtney (6); 2. CJ Leary (3); 3. Brady Bacon (1); 4. Justin Grant (5); 5. Brody Roa (9); 6. Chase Stockon (4); 7. Robert Ballou (10); 8. Dave Darland (17); 9. Chris Windom (12); 10. Kevin Thomas Jr. (7); 11. Jarett Andretti (11); 12. Chad Boespflug (2); 13. Josh Hodges (16); 14. Tom Harris (13); 15. Nick Bilbee (8); 16. Glen Saville (21); 17. Wyatt Burks (20); 18. Brandon Stevenson (14); 19. Robert Bell (22); 20. Rob Caho Jr. (19); 21. Frank Rodgers III (23); 22. Kelly Graham (24); 23. Isaac Chapple (15); 24. Katlynn Leer (18). Lap Leaders: Bacon 1-19, Courtney 20-30. Hard-charger: Darland.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (12), 16.044; 2. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (16), 16.053; 3. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (17), 16.074; 4. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (3), 16.095; 5. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (13), 16.157; 6. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (2), 16.211; 7. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.256; 8. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (6), 16.266; 9. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (15), 16.294; 10. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (5), 16.434; 11. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (7), 16.435; 12. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (9), 16.440; 13. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (10), 16.449; 14. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (14), 16.593; 15. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (18), 16.633; 16. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (8), 16.712; 17. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (1), 16.712; 18. 28AU, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (11), 17.072.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:56.9: 1. Christian Bowman (1); 2. Jon Agan (3); 3. Matt Moro (4); 4. Sawyer Phillips (7); 5. Joe Beaver (2); 6. AJ Moeller (6); 7. Mitchell Alexander (8); 8. Mason Daniel (5) DNS – Nathan Mills

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. McKenna Haase (1); 2. Clint Garner (4); 3. Tom Lenz (2); 4. Calvin Landis (3); 5. Cody Wehrle (8); 6. Ryan Giles (6); 7. Allan Woods (9); 8. Brad Comegys (7); 9. Nate Van Haaften (5)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Jon Agan (1); 2. Ryan Giles (5); 3. Clint Garner (4); 4. Matt Moro (3); 5. Christian Bowman (6); 6. McKenna Haase (7); 7. Calvin Landis (8); 8. AJ Moeller (2); 9. Sawyer Phillips (13); 10. Cody Wehrle (14); 11. Nate Van Haaften (12); 12. Tom Lenz (9); 13. Mitchell Alexander (16); 14. Allan Woods (17); 15. Brad Comegys (15); 16. Nathan Mills (18); 17. Mason Daniel (10); 18. Joe Beaver (11). Lap Leader: Agan 1-18. Hard-charger: Phillips.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (11), 17.127; 2. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (19), 17.136; 3. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.288; 4. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (10), 17.290; 5. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (13), 17.324; 6. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (6), 17.424; 7. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (9), 17.427; 8. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (14), 17.429; 9. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (16), 17.430; 10. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (5), 17.512; 11. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (2), 17.532; 12. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (3), 17.645; 13. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.673; 14. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (18), 17.808; 15. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (17), 17.862; 16. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (12), 17.874; 17. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (7), 17.980; 18. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (1), 18.115; 19. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (4), 19.399.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.2: 1. Kelby Watt (1); 2. Rob Kubli (3); 3. Devin Kline (5); 4. Eric Bridger (6); 5. Jayce Jenkins (2); 6. Josh Jones (7); 7. Mike Ayers (4); 8. Jeff Wilke (8); 9. Chase Young (10); 10. Dan Henning (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:45.2: 1. Matthew Stelzer (1); 2. Chris Horton (2); 3. Tyler Glass (3); 4. Ryan Leavitt (6); 5. Joe Simbro (7); 6. Evan Epperson (4); 7. Casey Greubel (8); 8. Mike Mayberry (5); 9. Jon Hughes (9)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:36.6: 1. Eric Bridger (1); 2. Devin Kline (2); 3. Tyler Glass (5); 4. Ryan Leavitt (3); 5. Kelby Watt (6); 6. Rob Kubli (4); 7. Matthew Stelzer (8); 8. Joe Simbro (11); 9. Mike Ayers (10); 10. Casey Greubel (13); 11. Dan Henning (17); 12. Mike Mayberry (9); 13. Chris Horton (7); 14. Jeff Wilke (16); 15. Josh Jones (14); 16. Jon Hughes (15); 17. Jayce Jenkins (12); 18. Chase Young (18) DNS – Evan Epperson. Lap Leader: Bridger 1-15. Hard-charger: Henning.

 

 

 

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6/8/18

I-80 Speedway

Greenwood, NE

USAC

25 cars

Kevin Thomas Jr. (3rd car out to time) set a new track record at 16.423 seconds on the 4/10-mile oval, breaking the year old mark of Stevie Sussex (16.808). Justin Grant (8th car out) was also under the old mark and second quick, followed by CJ Leary (10th), Chad Boespflug (9th), Brady Bacon (17th), Chase Stockon (13th), Chris Windom (16th), Dave Darland (6th), Nick Bilbee (18th) and Robert Ballou (4th). Mike Dapra failed to get a time in and scratched for the night.

Heat one (started): 1. Windom 5 (4) 2. Ballou 12 (3) 3. Thomas 69 (6) 4. Boespflug (5) 5. Isaac Chapple 52 (2) / 6. Don Droud Jr. 1m (1) 7. Cody Ledger 35L (7) 8. TJ Artz 57 (8)

Droud led the 8-lapper early over Ballou and Windom. Windom would get by Ballou on lap three for second. Two laps later, he would take the lead from Droud. Ballou followed him into second as Droud began fading. Thomas would grab third with two to go, and Boespflug and Chapple would get by for the last two feature transfers late.

Heat two (started): 1. Darland 36D (4) 2. Jarett Andretti 18 (2) 3. Bacon 99 (5) 4. Grant 4 (6) 5. Brody Roa 91 (3) / 6. Ryan Kitchen 21 (1) 7. Brandon Stevenson 0 (7) 8. Glen Saville 75 (8)

Plenty of action in this one. Roa led Kitchen and Bacon early. On lap two, Kitchen would pass Roa with his 360 power plant to take the lead, while Andretti took third from Bacon. Andretti would move into second on lap three, while Darland surged from fourth to second on lap five. Darland would grab the lead and pull away on lap five. Andretti would follow him into second with two to go. Bacon would grab third coming to the white flag, while Roa would get back by Kitchen for the last transfer late.

Heat three (started): 1. Tyler Courtney 7BC (3) 2. Stockon 32 (5) 3. Bilbee 17 (4) 4. Leary 30 (6) 5. Tom Harris 5E (2) / 6. Wyatt Burks 11w (1) 7. Terry Richards 18T (7) 8. Robert Bell 71 (8)

Courtney would surge from row two to the lead immediately and win going away. Behind him, Stockon would go from fourth to second on lap four, and Bilbee would grab third from Harris on lap seven.

B main (started): 1. Droud (1) 2. Ledger (4) 3. Kitchen (2) 4. Burks (3) 5. Artz (7) 6. Richards (6) 7. Stevenson (5) / 8. Saville (8) 9. Bell (9) DNS – Dapra

The 12-lapper took the top seven to the feature. Droud led wire to wire. Kitchen got by Burks for second on lap four, but it was Ledger, in his first night in a non-wing sprint, that was on the move. He passed Burks on lap six for third, and then got Kitchen for second with three to go.

A main (started): 1. Thomas (6) 2. Courtney (12) 3. Stockon (1) 4. Bacon (2) 5. Darland (8) 6. Ballou (10) 7. Bilbee (9) 8. Grant (5) 9. Boespflug (3) 10. Windom (7) 11. Droud (16) 12. Andretti (14) 13. Chapple (13) 14. Roa (11) 15. Harris (15) 16. Leary (4) 17. Ledger (19) 18. Artz (22) 19. Kitchen (17) 20. Richards (21) 21. Burks (18) 22. Stevenson (20)

The 30-lapper went non-stop. Early, Stockon and Bacon slid back and forth for the lead. Stockon led lap one, and Bacon laps two and three. When Bacon slid a bit high in two on lap four, Stockon took the lead and Thomas went into second. Meanwhile, Courtney had climbed into the top five by lap five. Thomas would ride by Stockon on lap seven, and Courtney moved into fourth. While Thomas started pulling away, Courtney continued his charge, grabbed third on lap ten from Bacon. Thomas started dicing through traffic non lap twelve. By the time Courtney cleared Stockon on lap 17, Thomas was a straightaway ahead. He would grab his third USAC sprint win of the season after struggling a year ago here. Courntey was the hard-charger in second.

 

 

6/6/18

Fairbury American Legion Speedway
Fairbury, IL

WoO & WAR

27 WoO cars
17 WAR cars

WoO

Jacob Allen (23rd car out to time) broke the track record in qualifying, and in so doing, became the only driver to register a lap under the 11-second bracket on the -mile oval at 10.893 seconds. The old mark was set by Carson Macedo in 2017 at 11.219. Kyle Larson (15th car out) was second quick, followed by Logan Schuchart (19th), Parker Price-Miller (16th), Brian Brown (18th), Tanner Thorson (21st), Daryn Pittman (3rd), Paul Nienhiser (26th), Carson Short (4th) and Jake Blackhurst (12th). Clyde Knipp tagged the wall in qualifying, slowing his progress. As is the case at many quarter-miles, results were unpredictable, leaving many of the WoO regulars looking up in the standings at some of the local drivers who had some laps here. Things started out tacky.

Heat one (started): 1. Allen 1a (1) 2. Price-Miller 4 (2) 3. Pittman 9 (3) 4. Gio Scelzi 71 (6) 5. Donny Schatz 15 (5) 6. Blackhurst 25 (4) / 7. David Gravel 5 (7) 8. Ian Madsen 18 (8) 9. Greg Wilson w20 (9)

The heats saw much more action than they typically do with the WoO. 10-lap heats are lined up by qualifying time, taking the top two to the Dash, and the top two to the feature. Allen led Price-Miller and Pittman the distance. Behind them, Scelzi moved up to fourth by lap two, with Schatz fading early, but coming back to fifth by lap three. Gravel was mired in the back before getting by Madsen for seventh with three to go. A last ditch slide attempt at Blackhurst and the last transfer fell short at the checkers.

Heat two (started): 1. Larson 57 (1) 2. Hunter Schuerenberg 20 (4) 3. Cory Eliason 83 (6) 4. Nienhiser 9x (3) 5. Brent Marks 19 (5) 6. Shane Stewart 2 (7) / 7. Kraig Kinser 11K (8) 8. Clinton Boyles 98 (9) 9. Brown 21 (2)

Larson led Brown and Schuerenberg early. Eliason and Nienhiser battled hard for fifth behind Marks. Brown was cruising in second before tagging the turn three wall and breaking the front end at the halfway point. Larson chose the inside line over Schuerenberg, Marks, Nienhiser, Eliason and Kinser on the restart. Eliason jumped up two spots to nail down third on the restart. Stewart struggled mightily before getting by Kinser with two to go for the final transfer. Boyles would blow an engine that scratched him for the night in both WoO and WAR.

Heat three (started): 1. Schuchart 1s (1) 2. Sheldon Haudenschild 17 (7) 3. Brad Sweet 49 (4) 4. Jason Johnson 41 (6) 5. Jason Sides 7s (8) 6. Matt Vandervere 10V (5) / 7. Clyde Knipp 13 (9) 8. Thorson 3c (2) 9. Short 21x (3)

Vandervere spun before a lap could be completed. Schuchart led early over Thorson and Sweet. Sweet worked by Thorson to take over second on lap two. Thorson came back with a slider, but bicycled and faded, losing several spots. Haudenschild surged through the pack to third before Short stopped and exited on lap three. Schuchart chose the inside line over Sweet, Haudenschild, Johnson, Sides and Thorson. Haudenschild ripped by Sweet for second, before Thorson would come to a stop an exit on lap four. Sides went by Johnson on that restart. Vandervere would get above the turn four cushion on lap seven and recover. Knipp could not avoid him and climbed his left rear, before turning over. He was uninjured. Vandervere was out with a flat left rear, but retained the sixth and final transfer to the feature without finishing. Haudenschild went from the fourth row of the heat to draw the pole for the Dash.

Dash (started): 1. Haudenschild (1) 2. Schuerenberg (4) 3. Schuchart (2) 4. Allen (6) 5. Price-Miller (3) 6. Larson (5)

The track was reworked before the Dash. Haudenschild led the 8-lap distance over Schuerenberg and Schuchart. Allen grabbed fourth on the fifth lap and made a late play on his teammate for third, but settled for fourth.

B main (started): 1. Thorson (2) 2. Wilson (7) 3. Short (3) 4. Gravel (4) 5. Kinser (6) 6. Madsen (5) / 7. Brown (1) 8. Knipp (8) DNS – Boyles

The 12-lapper saw Brown lead the first lap over Short and Thorson. The bottom was the place to be, and Wilson used it to go from seventh to fourth by lap two. Short took the lead on lap two as well. Thorson moved by Brown for second on lap three, and Wilson followed him into third the next time around. Gravel, Madsen and Brown were three wide for fifth and sixth with five to go and sorted out in that order (Kinser would later grab fifth from Madsen). Thorson would move by Short with three to go for the win. Wilson would grab second to end his good run with two to go.

A main (started): 1. Haudenschild (1) 2. Allen (4) 3. Larson (6) 4. Eliason (8) 5. Marks (14) 6. Pittman (7) 7. Price-Miller (5) 8. Schatz (13) 9. Sweet (9) 10. Gravel (22) 11. Johnson (12) 12. Scelzi (10) 13. Schuerenberg (2) 14. Nienhiser (11) 15. Kinser (23) 16. Vandervere (18) 17. Stewart (17) 18. Sides (15) 19. Schuchart (3) 20. Short (21) 21. Wilson (20) 22. Blackhurst (16) 23. Madsen (24) 24. Thorson (19)

The track was again reworked immediately before the feature. It would only hold on so long. The 40-lapper saw Schuerenberg takes command over Haudenschild and Schuchart early. The complexion of the race changed when the caution flew for Stewart, who spun three laps in. Schuerenberg chose the outside in the double-file restart and stumbled. Larson restarted eleventh after falling back. Haudenschild pounced into the lead ahead of Allen and Schuchart. Schuerenberg was shuffled back before Thorson flipped in turn three with five laps down. He was ok. Schuerenberg went pitside to replace a flat right rear. Wilson also went to the work area. Haudenschild chose the inside line ahead of Allen, Schuchart, Pittman and the 14th starting Marks. Marks would grab fourth when the green flew. A good battle with Eliason, would see the latter get by into fourth on lap eight. Haudenschild was back in traffic on lap ten. By lap 19, Larson had fought his way back to the top five. The track was blowing off greatly by the halfway point. On lap 23, contact between Larson and Marks caused both to do 360 spins in turn two and keep going. Wilson was trying to avoid and got upside down in a crash that also involved Scelzi and Nienhiser. When the green flew again, rubber was prevalent. Haudenschild approached lapped traffic again with ten to go. Schuchart was letting it rip, and got by Allen for second with eight to go. His right rear would blow five laps later. Eliason inherited third, but Larson was able to work by him at the white flag. Haudenschild had some hairy moments throughout, but held on for the win. Gravel was the hard-charger.
WAR

Heat one (started): 1. Korey Weyant 99 (2) 2. Landon Simon 24 (7) 3. Nic Harris N2 (3) 4. Brent Moore 114 (1) 5. Katlynn Leer 77K (4) 6. Steve Thomas 20 (6) 7. Austin Sears 31 (5) DNS – Carson Short 21, Kyle Simon 24x

8-lap heats used passing points to line up the feature. Before a lap could be completed, Sears and Thomas spun. Moore also came to a stop in turn four. That shuffled the lineup and Weyant led over Leer and Harris. Harris used the low side on lap two to duck under Leer for second. Leer would brush the wall on lap three allowing Simon by for third. Simon would grab second from Harris with three to go.

Heat two (started): 1. Mario Clouser 6 (2) 2. Thomas Meseraull 00 (3) 3. Mitch Wissmiller 1 (4) 4. Mitchell Davis 56 (1) 5. Terry Babb 88 (5) 6. Slater Helt 22s (7) 7. Mark Brucker 11 (6) DNS – Clinton Boyles 98

Wissmiller spun before a lap could be completed. Clouser led wire to wire. T-mez grabbed second from Davis on lap two. By the third lap, Wissmiller was back up to fourth, and got by Davis on the last lap for third.

A main (started): 1. L. Simon (1) 2. Meseraull (4) 3. Wissmiller (5) 4. Clouser (3) 5. Helt (11) 6. Babb (9) 7. Weyant (2) 8. Thomas (12) 9. Harris (6) 10. Brucker (13) 11. Davis (8) 12. Moore (7) 13. Leer (10) 14. Sears (14) DNS – Short, Boyles, K. Simon

Simon led early in the 25-lapper over Clouser and Wissmiller, but Wissmiller used the low line to shoot into the lead by the conclusion of lap two. Sears would tag the wall on lap three and exit. The restart saw Wissmiller on the low side, ahead of the rim rider Simon, low rider Clouser and Weyant. T-mez had a pass negated for fourth, but hammered the cushion to get it back from Weyant on the restart. He would then ride around Clouser for third on the tenth lap. An incident involving Davis, Harris and Moore and Leer, who were finished, slowed things on lap eleven. Wissmiller continued to lead Simon and T-mez. The top finally came in for Simon, who edged Wissmiller to the line on lap 13. With eight to go, T-mez would follow him into second. Meseraull took a slide attempt on the leader with four to go, but it wasn’t enough.

 

 

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Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Welcome to OpenWheel101.com www.openwheel101.com Christopher Bell Wins Inaugural Bob Hampshire Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park Sunday, May 27, 2018 WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (May 27, 2018) - Norman, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell put fans on their feet on Sunday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park, utilizing the top and bottom grooves around the high-banked, 1/3-mile oval to master traffic ...

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 280 (3)
Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 272 (3)
Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 205
Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 175
Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 150
Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 150 (1)
Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 137
Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 132
Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 130
Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 105
Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 100 (2)
Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 99
Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 80 (1)
Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 74
Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 72
Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 66
RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 64
Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 62
Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 60
Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 56
Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 55
Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 54
Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 50 (1)
Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 48
Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 48
Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 46
Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 43
Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 40
Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 36
Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 35
Ryan Robinson, Foresthill, CA, 35
AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 32
Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30
Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 30
Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 30
Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 28
Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 28
Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 26
Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25
Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 25
Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 18
Nathan Charron, Hartsburg, IL, 18
Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16
Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 16
Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 16
Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 16
Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 16
Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 14
Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 14
Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 14
Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 14
Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 12
Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 12
Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 12
Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 12
Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 10
Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6
Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6
Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN, 6
Jay Waugh, Canberra, NSW, Aust., 6
Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 4
Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4
Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 4
Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL, 4
Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 2

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Tentative 2018 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Welcome to OpenWheel101.com www.openwheel101.com Christopher Bell Wins Inaugural Bob Hampshire Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park Sunday, May 27, 2018 WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (May 27, 2018) - Norman, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell put fans on their feet on Sunday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park, utilizing the top and bottom grooves around the high-banked, 1/3-mile oval to master traffic ...

Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold)
Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder)
Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Rain)
Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)
Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, May 18 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA (Cory Eliason, Selma, CA)
Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA (Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL)
Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Tue, June 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO
Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO
Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Wed, June 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO
Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO
Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO
Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, July 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA
Thurs, July 26 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA
Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars
Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA
Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars
Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars
Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO
Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”
Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic
Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)
Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover”
Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO
Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest”
Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA
Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 1 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)
Sun, Sept 2 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)
Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial”
Sat, Sept 8 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial”
Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA
Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA
Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA
Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”
Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA
Fri, Oct 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Sat, Oct 6 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 20 – Dodge City (KS) Speedway WoO

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Brian Brown Wins Fourth of Year at Knoxville!
Clint Garner Dominates in 360 Feature Win; Eric Bridger Wire to Wire in 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 2, 2018) – Brian Brown survived lapped traffic and several cautions to win another thriller at Knoxville Raceway Saturday on McKay Insurance Agency/Nationwide Night. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver earned $4,000 for his win aboard the FVP/Casey’s General Stores #21. Daytime activities also saw the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction activities. Clint Garner earned his 36th career win and $2,000 in the 360 class, and Eric Bridger led wire to wire for his third 305 main event win of the season, and fifth in his career.

Before a lap could be completed in the 20-lap 410 feature, Allan Woods and Bob Weuve contacted at the end of the front straight. Woods was done, but no one was injured. Lynton Jeffrey led at the drop of the green, ahead of Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown, Austin McCarl and Terry McCarl.

Brown threw a slider and took second from Madsen on lap two. When Jeffrey approached lapped traffic on lap six, Brown shot by for the lead. Austin McCarl started to advance, grabbing third from Madsen on lap seven, and second from Jeffrey on lap nine. Justin Henderson entered the top five at that point and took fourth from Madsen at the halfway point.

Brown had a 2.1 second lead at that point, while a hectic battle took place for third between Jeffrey, Madsen, Henderson and Terry McCarl. Contact between Carson McCarl and Bob Weuve collected RJ Johnson, who got upside down at the flagstand with eight laps to go. He was uninjured. Henderson went to the work area at that point, surrendering fifth with issues with the right rear of the car.

Brown led Austin McCarl, Jeffrey, Madsen and Terry McCarl back to green. Madsen would jump from fourth to second, while Terry McCarl would move into fourth. A final caution for Rager Phillips didn’t change things up front. Brown won his 41st career feature here, ahead of Madsen, Austin McCarl, Terry McCarl and Brooke Tatnell. Tasker Phillips, Jeffrey, Matt Juhl, hard-charger Josh Schneiderman and Jamie Ball rounded out the top ten. Austin McCarl set quick time over the field, while Ball, Chris Martin and Brown won heats.

“Hat’s off to my whole crew, but Chad (Morgan), especially,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “We’ve been pretty good the last three or four weeks, so we tried something completely different from what we normally do. I wouldn’t say it’s better, but I wouldn’t say it’s worse. I was having a heck of a time late. I think a power steering line busted or something. I was going through tear-offs like they were going out of style and I could hardly hold the wheel. There’s some cowboys up in front. We needed to get our elbows up and get going. Tonight is a special night with the (National Sprint Car) Hall of Fame inductions. Those guys that went in today…if it’s not the stoutest class I’ve seen in some time, I don’t know what is.”

An incident slowed the start of the 18-lap 360 feature. Dylan Peterson got sideways in turn two and collected both Joe Beaver, who ended upside down, and Cody Ledger. Everyone was o.k., but only Ledger returned.

When the green fell, Ryan Giles led over Clint Garner, Matt Moro, Nate Van Haaften and Ryan Bickett. Giles would catch the inside berm in turn two on the second circuit and pull a wheelie. Garner would pounce on the opportunity and take the lead. Garner shot into lapped traffic on lap six and had a 2.1 second lead.

Skylar Gee moved into fourth on lap eight, while the leader had a 4.4 second lead with six to go. Gee would gain a podium spot by getting by Giles with six to go, but Garner had no peer up front. Moro would run second, ahead of Gee, Giles and Van Haaften. Hard-charger Sawyer Phillips, Bickett, Jason Martin, Ryan Roberts and Calvin Landis completed the top ten. Moro set quick time, while heat races were won by Tom Lenz, Gee and Martin.

“With 36 wins, you’d think you’d sit back in the trailer and know what to do,” said Garner in Victory Lane. “We were back there kicking around what gear to run and what tire pressure. I was pretty sure the top was going to win that race. It was definitely treacherous up there. The car was great and the engine was awesome. It’s a lot of fun to be up here and I’d like to thank everyone for coming out.”

Eric Bridger used a “0” point invert to lead wire to wire from the pole in the 15-lap 305 main event. Ryan Leavitt settled in behind him early, ahead of Devin Kline, Kelby Watt and Rob Kubli. Kubli took fourth early and battled with Kline for third, taking the spot in the middle stages of the race.

Bridger entered lapped traffic on lap ten and slowed a bit, allowing Leavitt to close in, but he found clean air again and pull away. Kline may have had the fastest car late. He used the low groove to move by Kubli for third with three to go, and threaded the needle to get under Leavitt for second coming to the checkers.

Bridger’s win came ahead of Kline, Leavitt, Kubli and Watt. Chasey Young, hard-charger Mike Mayberry, Matthew Stelzer, Joe Simbro and Evan Epperson rounded out the top ten. Bridger posted his sixth quick time of the year, while Jon Hughes and Epperson were heat race winners.

“(Lapped traffic) was horrible there,” said Bridger in Victory Lane. “I was just trying to hold on there. I had a pretty loose car. I didn’t screw up too bad. I thought I heard someone the whole time, but I was just hoping to see checkers there. It was a handful.”

Join us next week, Saturday, June 9, for Hy-Vee Night featuring the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Cars! The 360 and 305 sprint cars will also be in action! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com
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Knoxville Raceway: 32m: Ryan Leavitt wins his second career 305 feature at Knoxville Raceway! more: Knoxville Raceway: 2h: Brian Brown earned his 16th career victory in the 360 class at Knoxville by starting from the fouth row and clawng his way to the front in an impressive victory!

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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 15.966; 2. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (5), 15.968; 3. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (20), 16.015; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (6), 16.070; 5. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.111; 6. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (25), 16.232; 7. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (8), 16.239; 8. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (11), 16.244; 9. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (15), 16.266; 10. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (24), 16.353; 11. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (7), 16.371; 12. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (21), 16.382; 13. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 16.466; 14. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (17), 16.487; 15. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (23), 16.552; 16. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.607; 17. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (9), 16.681; 18. 5T, Travis Philo, Waterville, OH (1), 16.685; 19. 28AU, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (10), 16.717; 20. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (22), 16.755; 21. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (16), 16.9; 22. 10, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (4), 16.952; 23. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (3), 16.960; 24. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (13), 17.842; 25. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (19), 18.392.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:23.2: 1. Jamie Ball (1); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 3. Austin McCarl (6); 4. Carson McCarl (2); 5. Brooke Tatnell (5); 6. Don Droud Jr. (8); 7. RJ Johnson (3); 8. Chase Wanner (9); 9. Allan Woods (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:23.1: 1. Chris Martin (1); 2. Kerry Madsen (6); 3. AJ Moeller (3); 4. Matt Juhl (4); 5. Josh Schneiderman (2); 6. Rager Phillips (5); 7. Bobby Mincer (8); 8. Dakota Hendrickson (7);

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.4: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Justin Henderson (4); 3. Tasker Phillips (2); 4. Terry McCarl (5); 5. Travis Philo (1); 6. Davey Heskin (3); 7. Glen Saville (7); 8. Bob Weuve (8)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Kerry Madsen (3); 3. Austin McCarl (2); 4. Terry McCarl (6); 5. Brooke Tatnell (5); 6. Tasker Phillips (13); 7. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 8. Matt Juhl (9); 9. Josh Schneiderman (17); 10. Jamie Ball (11); 11. Don Droud Jr. (19); 12. Chris Martin (12); 13. Glen Saville (20); 14. Davey Heskin (16); 15. Bobby Mincer (22); 16. Bob Weuve (24); 17. Travis Philo (18); 18. Chase Wanner (25); 19. Rager Phillips (8); 20. Justin Henderson (7); 21. AJ Moeller (10); 22. Carson McCarl (14); 23. RJ Johnson (15); 24. Dakota Hendrickson (21); 25. Allan Woods (23). Lap Leaders: Jeffrey 1-5, Brown 6-20. Hard-charger: Schneiderman.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (13), 16.966; 2. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (15), 16.972; 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (1), 17.002; 4. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (3), 17.029; 5. 17B, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD (12), 17.203; 6. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (9), 17.229; 7. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (16), 17.233; 8. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 17.258; 9. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (14), 17.261; 10. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (17), 17.281; 11. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (4), 17.296; 12. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (7), 17.364; 13. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (18), 17.385; 14. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (23), 17.398; 15. 36, Jason Martin, Liberal, KS (8), 17.418; 16. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (19), 17.431; 17. 03, Shayle Bade, Lincoln, NE (11), 17.44; 18. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (6), 17.466; 19. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (5), 17.466; 20. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (20), 17.58; 21. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (22), 17.651; 22. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (21), 17.677; 23. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (10), 18.008; 24. 12, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (24), 18.204; 25. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (25), 18.275

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:08.2: 1. Tom Lenz (1); 2. Ryan Roberts (4); 3. Matt Moro (6); 4. Ryan Giles (5); 5. McKenna Haase (3); 6. Joe Beaver (2); 7. Sawyer Phillips (7); 8. Brad Comegys (8); 9. Mitchell Alexander (9)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Skylar Gee (3); 2. Nate Van Haaften (6); 3. Shayle Bade (1); 4. Jack Dover (7); 5. Carson McCarl (4); 6. Ryan Bickett (5); 7. Calvin Landis (2); 8. Nathan Mills (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:07.2: 1. Jason Martin (2); 2. Clint Garner (6); 3. Dylan Peterson (3); 4. Mason Daniel (1); 5. Cody Ledger (7); 6. Cody Wehrle (4); 7. Christian Bowman (5); 8. Allan Woods (8)

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:47.3: 1. Clint Garner (2); 2. Matt Moro (3); 3. Skylar Gee (6); 4. Ryan Giles (1); 5. Nate Van Haaften (4); 6. Sawyer Phillips (21); 7. Ryan Bickett (7); 8. Jason Martin (9); 9. Ryan Roberts (5); 10. Calvin Landis (19); 11. Shayle Bade (15); 12. Cody Ledger (20); 13. Mason Daniel (16); 14. Cody Wehrle (14); 15. Christian Bowman (11); 16. McKenna Haase (13); 17. Jack Dover (18); 18. Allan Woods (24); 19. Tom Lenz (10); 20. Nathan Mills (23); 21. Mitchell Alexander (25); 22. Brad Comegys (22); 23. Carson McCarl (8); 24. Dylan Peterson (12); 25. Joe Beaver (17). Lap Leaders: Giles 1, Garner 2-18. Hard-charger: S. Phillips.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (5), 17.066; 2. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.451; 3. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (12), 17.674; 4. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (2), 17.799; 5. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (11), 17.816; 6. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (8), 17.861; 7. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.934; 8. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (16), 17.975; 9. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (3), 18.113; 10. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (1), 18.128; 11. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (4), 18.173; 12. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (17), 18.206; 13. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (10), 18.344; 14. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (13), 18.484; 15. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (7), 18.560; 16. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (6), 18.599; 17. 11, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (14), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:56.1: 1. Jon Hughes (1); 2. Ryan Leavitt (3); 3. Eric Bridger (6); 4. Joe Simbro (2); 5. Jayce Jenkins (4); 6. Chase Young (5); 7. Mike Mayberry (7); 8. Dan Henning (8); 9. Frank Rodgers III (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:55.7: 1. Evan Epperson (1); 2. Rob Kubli (2); 3. Kelby Watt (4); 4. Matthew Stelzer (7); 5. Devin Kline (6); 6. Josh Jones (3); 7. Mike Ayers (5); 8. Casey Greubel (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:59.1: 1. Eric Bridger (1); 2. Devin Kline (2); 3. Ryan Leavitt (3); 4. Rob Kubli (8); 5. Kelby Watt (4); 6. Chase Young (5); 7. Mike Mayberry (14); 8. Matthew Stelzer (13); 9. Joe Simbro (11); 10. Evan Epperson (9); 11. Jayce Jenkins (6); 12. Josh Jones (12); 13. Jon Hughes (7); 14. Casey Greubel (16); 15. Mike Ayers (10); 16. Dan Henning (15); 17. Frank Rodgers III (17). Lap Leader: Bridger 1-15. Hard-charger: Mayberry.

 

 

Busy Week Ahead for Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101!

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(Bill W) May 28, 2018, Monroe, IA – Four point eligible events are on the docket this week for the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101! On Wednesday, the World of Outlaws make their first ever appearance at the Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Illinois. Illinois Sprintweek is in full swing for MOWA as well, as they will hit Macon Speedway on Thursday and Lincoln Speedway Friday. Saturday, Knoxville Raceway will be back in action.

Austin McCarl and Brian Brown have owned Knoxville Raceway thus far. Last Saturday night, Austin equaled Brown by winning his third feature of the year at “The Sprint Car Capital of the World.” Paul Nienhiser grabbed his first win of the season in the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Sunday night at Jacksonville Speedway in an Illinois Sprintweek MOWA stop.

McCarl’s victory saw him leap frog Brown in the standings. The rest of the top ten includes Brooke Tatnell, Davey Heskin, Justin Henderson, Kerry Madsen, Matt Juhl, Terry McCarl, Josh Schneiderman and Cory Eliason.

So far, there have been six winners in the ten races contested with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101!

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Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 237 (3)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 230 (3)

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 180

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 146

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 137

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 135

Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 116

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 100

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 85

Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 80 (1)

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 70

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 66

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 64

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 56

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 52

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 50 (1)

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 50 (1)

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 49

Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 48

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 46

Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 44

Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 35

Ryan Robinson, Foresthill, CA, 35

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 34

AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 32

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30

Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 30

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 30

Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 30

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 26

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25

Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 25

Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 24

Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 18

Nathan Charron, Hartsburg, IL, 18

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 18

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 16

Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 14

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 14

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 14

Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 12

Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 12

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 12

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 10

Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 10

Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 8

Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6

Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 4

Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 2

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 2

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Feature Wins:

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota (1)

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Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold)

Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder)

Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Rain)

Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)

Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)

Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Fri, May 18 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA (Cory Eliason, Selma, CA)

Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Wed, May 30 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO

Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO

Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Wed, June 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO

Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, July 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Thurs, July 26 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars

Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars

Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”

Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)

Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover”

Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO

Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest”

Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Sept 1 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Sun, Sept 2 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial”

Sat, Sept 8 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial”

Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA

Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA

Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”

Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Fri, Oct 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA

Sat, Oct 6 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA

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Austin McCarl Breaks Brian Brown’s Streak at Knoxville!
Brown Charges to 360 Feature Win; Ryan Leavitt Wins in 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 26, 2018) – Austin McCarl won for the third time this season Saturday night, and broke Brian Brown’s bid for four consecutive victories here at the Knoxville Raceway. Brown made a late charge, but McCarl maneuvered through traffic to win $4,000 for the TKS Motorsports #2KS team. Brown recovered from a rough start to win an exciting 360 feature from his eighth starting spot. Ryan Leavitt used a good start to win his second career 305 main event.

Davey Heskin won the early battle with McCarl to take the early lead in the 20-lap 410 A main. Brooke Tatnell moved into the third spot on the second lap, and Brown followed him into fourth on lap three. Heskin used the low side, but missed his spot a bit on lap four, and McCarl cruised by into the lead.

Five laps in, Scott Bogucki spun to the inside of turn two to bring out the caution. McCarl led Heskin, Tatnell, Brown and Kerry Madsen back to the green. On lap seven, Heskin and Tatnell made contact in turn two, opening the door for Brown and Madsen to move into third and fourth. On lap eight, Brown would ride around Heskin for the second spot.

McCarl entered lapped traffic on lap eleven. Kerry Madsen won a fierce battle with Heskin for third on lap thirteen. Meanwhile, Brown seemed determined to take his fourth win in a row here as he slowly reeled McCarl in. McCarl maneuvered well, but on the white flag lap, a lapped car almost got sideways in front of him, slowing his progress.

He was able to hold his lead, winning by six-tenths of a second over Brown, Kerry Madsen, Ian Madsen and Tatnell. Heskin, Justin Henderson, Matt Juhl, Mark Dobmeier and Hard-charger Josh Schneiderman. Ian Madsen set quick time over the 29-car field and also won his heat race. Brown and Heskin were also heat winners.

“(Brown) is obviously one of the baddest hombres here and one of the best to ever drive here,” said McCarl in Victory Lane. “I definitely saw him (late), but traffic was so hairy. That was by far the most treacherous cushion I have run by far here. Traffic got insane, and I saw the white flag and traffic really got insane in one and two. My hat goes off to my team. Troy (Renfro) and I are really clicking now, and hopefully, come August, we’ll have something for these guys.”

Matt Juhl led early in an 18-lap 360 thriller. Robbie Price, Matt Moro, Clint Garner and Jon Agan settled in behind him, while a trip over the cushion and almost into the wall saw Brian Brown lose several spots from his eighth place starting position.

Garner jetted from fourth to second on the second lap, while Brown rebounded to get back into the top five. Brown would take fourth on lap four, before Christian Bowman spun in turn one while running seventh. Juhl led Garner, Moro, Brown and Agan back to green on the race’s only restart.

Brown worked by Moro to take third on lap six, and did the same to take second from Garner on lap eight. Juhl entered lapped traffic on lap ten with Brown in hot pursuit. Brown was gaining, but Juhl had other issues when his car slowed on the back chute on lap 13.

Brown would go on to pull away for his sixteenth career 360 win here worth $1,500. Garner was second, ahead of Moro, Nate Van Haaften and hard-charger Sawyer Phillips. Agan, Price, Thomas Kennedy, Dylan Peterson and Joe Beaver completed the top ten. Van Haaften posted quick time, while Ball, Brown and Agan were heat race winners.

“It was a taller cushion and I got off the gas (on the start in turn one),” said Brown in Victory Lane. “It made it a little bit harder. This 360 class at Knoxville…there are no slouches here. We’ve had an issue with our (360) car the last month or so, so we decided to run it here tonight and it did well. It’s Memorial Day weekend, and without the soldiers past and present that have given…we wouldn’t be here now.”

Ryan Leavitt got a good start from outside row two to lead the 15-lap 305 feature early over Josh Jones, Matthew Stelzer, Eric Bridger and Devin Kline. Stelzer passed Jones for second on lap three, while Kline moved into fourth. Kline would then take third on lap four, while Bridger passed for fourth on lap six.

Meanwhile, up front, Leavitt was cruising into lapped traffic by lap eight with a four and a half second lead. Kline was the driver on the move the last half of the race after starting in row four. He used the low side to pass Stelzer with six to go. Dan Henning stopped in turn four to bring the yellow flag on lap ten.

Leavitt led Kline, Stelzer, Bridger and Kevin Hetrick back to green. Leavitt entered turn one high with two to go, and Kline shot under him to take the lead on the backstretch. However, Dallas Mendenhall came to a stop in turn four at the same time, negating the pass.

Leavitt learned his lesson and kept it low the final two laps to win his second career feature here ahead of Kline, Stelzer, Bridger and Mike Mayberry. Mike Ayers, Jones, Hetrick, Chase Young and Casey Greubel rounded out the top ten. Bridger set quick time for the fourth time this season, while Rob Kubli and Kline won heats.

“I saw Devin there,” said Leavitt in Victory Lane. “I know he’s a tough competitor. He kind of showed me that bottom line down in one and two (before the last caution). I wanted to make sure I blocked him down there. I want to thank everyone who makes this possible for us, and thank you fans for coming out and supporting us.”

Join us next week, Saturday, June 2, for McKay Insurance Agency/Nationwide Night for the Knoxville Championship Cup Series 410, 360 (also including the Nebraska 360 Series) and 305 sprint cars! It will also be National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction weekend. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com
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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (14), 15.869; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (3), 15.905; 3. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (1), 15.940; 4. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (25), 16.084; 5. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (24), 16.138; 6. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (8), 16.141; 7. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (19), 16.188; 8. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (5), 16.204; 9. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 16.212; 10. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (11), 16.237; 11. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (13), 16.242; 12. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (27), 16.287; 13. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (28), 16.297; 14. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (21), 16.322; 15. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (4), 16.352; 16. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (12), 16.450; 17. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.478; 18. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (7), 16.534; 19. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 16.575; 20. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (15), 16.765; 21. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (23), 16.778; 22. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (10), 16.916; 23. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (6), 17.013; 24. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (17), 17.077; 25. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (29), 17.090; 26. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (16), 17.424; 27. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (9), NT; 28. 10, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (22), NT; 29. 66M, Max Grogan, Basehor, KS (26), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:19.4: 1. Ian Madsen (4); 2. Mark Dobmeier (1); 3. Kerry Madsen (5); 4. Scott Bogucki (6); 5. Tasker Phillips (7); 6. AJ Moeller (2); 7. Bobby Mincer (8); 8. Josh Schneiderman (3) DNS – RJ Johnson, Chris Walraven

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.0: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Terry McCarl (2); 3. Justin Henderson (4); 4. Matt Juhl (5); 5. Jamie Ball (3); 6. Rager Phillips (1); 7. Glen Saville (8); 8. Dakota Hendrickson (7); 9. Chase Wanner (9) DNS – Max Grogan

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:21.1: 1. Davey Heskin (3); 2. Austin McCarl (4); 3. Carson McCarl (1); 4. Brooke Tatnell (6); 5. Hunter Schuerenberg (2); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 7. Chris Martin (7); 8. Bob Weuve (8) DNS – Skylar Prochaska

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Austin McCarl (3); 2. Brian Brown (7); 3. Kerry Madsen (6); 4. Ian Madsen (8); 5. Brooke Tatnell (5); 6. Davey Heskin (1); 7. Justin Henderson (2); 8. Matt Juhl (4); 9. Mark Dobmeier (12); 10. Josh Schneiderman (16); 11. Terry McCarl (11); 12. Lynton Jeffrey (9); 13. AJ Moeller (10); 14. Jamie Ball (13); 15. Tasker Phillips (17); 16. Carson McCarl (14); 17. Chris Martin (20); 18. Hunter Schuerenberg (15); 19. Glen Saville (22); 20. Rager Phillips (19); 21. Bobby Mincer (23); 22. Chase Wanner (25); 23. Bob Weuve (24); 24. Scott Bogucki (18); 25. Dakota Hendrickson (21) DNS – RJ Johnson, Skylar Prochaska, Chris Walraven, Max Grogan. Lap Leaders: Heskin 1-3, A. McCarl 4-20. Hard-charger: Schneiderman.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (8), 16.804; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (5), 16.853; 3. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (21), 16.855; 4. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (15), 16.871; 5. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (16), 16.881; 6. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (18), 16.939; 7. 21P, Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, BC, Can. (10), 16.950; 8. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (27), 17.044; 9. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (26), 17.052; 10. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (2), 17.059; 11. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (22), 17.068; 12. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (3), 17.079; 13. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (24), 17.084; 14. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (7), 17.188; 15. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (6), 17.192; 16. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (17), 17.245; 17. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (23), 17.258; 18. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (13), 17.292; 19. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (9), 17.310; 20. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (20), 17.329; 21. 6, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (4), 17.354; 22. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (25), 17.390; 23. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (14), 17.437; 24. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (19), 17.491; 25. 28AU, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (11), 18.002; 26. 81, Tanner Gebhart, Burlington, IA (12), 18.293; 27. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (1), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.7: 1. Jamie Ball (2); 2. Nate Van Haaften (4); 3. Ryan Roberts (3); 4. Clint Garner (5); 5. Robbie Price (6); 6. Dylan Peterson (7); 7. Brad Comegys (1); 8. Allan Woods (9); 9. Nathan Mills (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:04.1: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Matt Juhl (3); 3. Cody Wehrle (1); 4. Sawyer Phillips (2); 5. Ryan Giles (4); 6. Matt Moro (5); 7. Mason Daniel (7); 8. Tom Lenz (8); 9. Tanner Gebhart (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:05.1: 1. Jon Agan (5); 2. Skylar Gee (1); 3. Thomas Kennedy (3); 4. Joe Beaver (2); 5. Calvin Landis (4); 6. Tony Shilling (7); 7. Christian Bowman (6); 8. McKenna Haase (8) DNS – Tyler Groenendyk

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (8); 2. Clint Garner (5); 3. Matt Moro (3); 4. Nate Van Haaften (7); 5. Sawyer Phillips (15); 6. Jon Agan (6); 7. Robbie Price (1); 8. Thomas Kennedy (13); 9. Dylan Peterson (19); 10. Joe Beaver (17); 11. Skylar Gee (14); 12. Ryan Giles (11); 13. Cody Wehrle (16); 14. Ryan Roberts (9); 15. Jamie Ball (10); 16. Calvin Landis (12); 17. McKenna Haase (23); 18. Mason Daniel (21); 19. Christian Bowman (4); 20. Nathan Mills (24); 21. Allan Woods (25); 22. Tanner Gebhart (26); 23. Brad Comegys (18); 24. Tom Lenz (22); 25. Tony Shilling (20); 26. Matt Juhl (2) DNS – Tyler Groenendyk. Lap Leaders: Juhl 1-12, Brown 13-18. Hard-charger: Phillips.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (9), 17.710; 2. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (1), 17.785; 3. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.796; 4. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (13), 17.842; 5. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (4), 17.897; 6. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (2), 17.903; 7. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (12), 18.011; 8. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (17), 18.044; 9. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (11), 18.083; 10. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (6), 18.158; 11. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (7), 18.288; 12. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (16), 18.295; 13. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (18), 18.307; 14. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (15), 18.322; 15. 48D, Dallas Mendenhall, Unionville, MO (3), 18.409; 16. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (5), 18.762; 17. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (14), 18.765; 18. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (8), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.8: 1. Rob Kubli (1); 2. Mike Mayberry (3); 3. Jayce Jenkins (2); 4. Josh Jones (5); 5. Eric Bridger (6); 6. Chase Young (4); 7. Mike Ayers (7); 8. Jon Hughes (9); 9. Dallas Mendenhall (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.3: 1. Devin Kline (1); 2. Matthew Stelzer (3); 3. Evan Epperson (2); 4. Ryan Leavitt (5); 5. Kevin Hetrick (6); 6. Joe Simbro (4); 7. Chris Horton (7); 8. Casey Greubel (9); 9. Dan Henning (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Ryan Leavitt (4); 2. Devin Kline (7); 3. Matthew Stelzer (6); 4. Eric Bridger (1); 5. Mike Mayberry (5); 6. Mike Ayers (11); 7. Josh Jones (2); 8. Kevin Hetrick (3); 9. Chase Young (10); 10. Casey Greubel (15); 11. Joe Simbro (12); 12. Jon Hughes (13); 13. Evan Epperson (9); 14. Dallas Mendenhall (16); 15. Jayce Jenkins (8); 16. Chris Horton (14); 17. Dan Henning (17) DNS – Rob Kubli. Lap Leader: Leavitt 1-15. Hard-charger: Kline.

 

 

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(Bill W) May 22, 2018, Monroe, IA – Cory Eliason put himself in the winners’ column with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101 last Friday night with his $5,000 score at the Great Lakes Shootout at Minnesota’s Jackson Motorplex. Brian Brown made is three wins in a row Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway. Brian also finished second on Friday at Jackson, putting him a slim three points ahead of Austin McCarl in the point standings.

The All Star/IRA showdown at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin scheduled for Sunday was postponed until July’s now four-race All Star Midwestern swing that will now include Angell Park, Jackson, Knoxville and 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.

This weekend, point eligible races include Knoxville Raceway in Iowa on Saturday and the MOWA event Sunday night at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois!

Brown leads the current top ten in the standings ahead of Austin McCarl, Brooke Tatnell, Davey Heskin, Justin Henderson, Matt Juhl, Kerry Madsen, Terry McCarl, Cory Eliason and Josh Schneiderman.

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Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 190 (3)

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 187 (2)

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 155

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 126

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 119

Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 100

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 100

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 90

Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 80 (1)

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 73

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 66

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 64

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 56

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 50 (1)

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 50

Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 48

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 46

Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 36

Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 35

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 35

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 30

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 26

AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 26

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25

Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 20

Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 20

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 18

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16

Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 14

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 14

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 14

Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 12

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 12

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 10

Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 10

Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 8

Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6

Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 4

Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 2

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Feature Wins:

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota (1)

Tentative 2018 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com

Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold)

Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder)

Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Rain)

Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)

Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)

Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Fri, May 18 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA (Cory Eliason, Selma, CA)

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Brian Brown Three-Peats at Knoxville Raceway!
Clint Garner Wins Another 360 Feature; Matthew Stelzer Dominates in 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 19, 2018) – Brian Brown won his third straight 410 feature Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. Brian was the last driver to claim three straight features at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World” (2014) and will attempt to become the first driver to win four straight since 1996 (Danny Lasoski) next weekend. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver earned $4,000 for his 40th win at Knoxville aboard his Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21. Clint Garner gained his 35th win in the 360 class, while Matthew Stelzer earned his seventh career victory in the 305 class.

Before a lap could be completed in the 410 feature, Lynton Jeffrey spun. Once green, Brian Brown led Kerry Madsen, AJ Moeller, Matt Juhl and Cory Eliason. The ninth place car of Carson McCarl would spin at the bottom of turn four bringing caution.

Juhl gained third from Moeller on lap four, while Austin McCarl climbed into the top five on the same circuit. Austin continued his climb to fourth on the next lap. Brown entered lapped traffic on lap nine with Madsen in tow. At the halfway point, the point leader heading into the night, Brooke Tatnell, pulled off with mechanical issues, ending a top ten charge.

Brown carved through traffic with Madsen in pursuit. Juhl ran a strong third until his mount went up in smoke with two to go. Brown went on to the wire to wire win ahead of Madsen, Austin McCarl, Eliason and hard-charger Davey Heskin. Moeller, Josh Schneiderman, Hunter Schuerenberg, Scott Bogucki and Rager Phillips rounded out the top ten. Brown set quick time over the field, while Carson McCarl, Schneiderman and Juhl won heat races. Tasker Phillips and Justin Henderson tangled in their heat race, and both were done for the night, but uninjured.

“I knew with Kerry starting there (outside row one), it was going to be tough,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “He’s a world class racecar driver…probably top five in the world. When you’re next to him, you know you better go all you can go. I didn’t really know where I should be on the track. I watched Clint (Garner) in his A and he was running the bottom pretty good. I wasn’t really comfortable down there…I like to run the fence, but you’re not going to win (Knoxville) Nationals that way. You’ve got to be able to move around and I need to do a better job of searching. When you have Kerry chasing you, you have to run as hard as you can.”

Clint Garner, like Brown, benefited from an invert pill draw of “0”, and led start to finish from the pole. Ryan Giles chased him early ahead of Calvin Landis, Jamie Ball and Sawyer Phillips. Nate Van Haaften would move into the top five by lap six. On lap seven, Joe Beaver would make contact with the turn four wall and slow, bringing the caution flag.

Garner led Giles, Landis, Ball and Van Haaften back to green. Ball would gain third on the restart, and only the top three would pass the flagstand before the yellow came again for Tom Lenz and Cody Wehrle.

Garner took off again. Behind him Phillips moved from sixth to fourth by lap eleven. Garner was into lapped traffic with two to go, but there was no stopping him. Ball would get upside down on the final lap, erasing a strong third place run. Garner was followed by Giles, Phillips, Landis and Lee Grosz. Van Haaften, Jon Agan, Matt Moro, McKenna Haase and Paul Nienhiser completed the top ten. Giles set quick time, while Van Haaften, Nienhiser and Garner won heats.

“The track was really nice,” said Garner in Victory Lane. “For a little rain coming through this afternoon, we were wondering if we’d even race. The track and everybody here did a great job to push through.”

Rookie 305 driver Jayce Jenkins got upside down to start the 15-lap 305 main event. He was uninjured. When the green fell, the feature went non-stop and Matthew Stelzer had no peer. Mike Mayberry was the prime mover behind him, climbing from eighth to fourth by lap five. Stelzer’s lead at the halfway point was 3.2 seconds. He entered lapped traffic on the tenth circuit, but would pull away to a 5.4 second win.

Following Stelzer were Chris Horton, who finished a career-best second, Kevin Hetrick, who won the battle for third over Mayberry, and Josh Jones. Ryan Leavitt, Eric Bridger, Rob Kubli, Devin Kline and Evan Epperson rounded out the top ten. Bridger set quick time, while Stelzer and Joe Simbro won heats.

“We have this thing dialed in in heats and features, but we need to come a long ways in time trials,” said Stelzer in Victory Lane. “You usually start in the front row if you qualify badly and they pull a (six) invert. When you start up front, you can’t let it slip away, and we didn’t tonight. The guys work their tails off.”

A $100 gift certificate to Jocko’s Auto Parts was awarded by the Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) to a driver in each class by draw: Josh Schneiderman in the 410’s, Scottie McDonald in the 360’s, and Matthew Stelzer in the 305’s.

A two-week contest honoring area colleges charities went to the University of Missouri and “Rally for Rhyan.” As a result, the Missouri flag will fly at Knoxville the rest of the year. Over $3,300 was raised for charities of Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, Drake University and Missouri.

Join us next week, Saturday, May 26, for Slideways Karting Center Night featuring the 410, 360 and 305 sprint cars! Military Personnel (Active and Retired) receive FREE admission with Military ID! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!
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Knoxville Raceway: 10h: Brian Brown wins his 39th career feature at Knoxville Raceway on Vermeer Corporation Night! Also a scary crash at the start but all drivers were OK!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (11), 15.559; 2. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (6), 15.639; 3. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (15), 15.657; 4. 83X, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (23), 15.769; 5. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (12), 15.775; 6. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (7), 15.848; 7. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (10), 15.850; 8. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 15.859; 9. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (17), 15.899; 10. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (24), 15.912; 11. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 15.982; 12. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (4), 16.010; 13. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (13), 16.016; 14. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (22), 16.037; 15. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (3), 16.107; 16. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (19), 16.141; 17. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (1), 16.236; 18. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.250; 19. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (2), 16.253; 20. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (14), 16.254; 21. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (25), 16.306; 22. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (5), 16.507; 23. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (8), 16.860; 24. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (21), 16.899; 25. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (16), 17.240.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.3: 1. Carson McCarl (1); 2. Davey Heskin (2); 3. Brian Brown (6); 4. Brooke Tatnell (3); 5. Cory Eliason (5); 6. Hunter Schuerenberg (4); 7. Dakota Hendrickson (7); 8. Glen Saville (8); 9. Bob Weuve (9)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.9: 1. Josh Schneiderman (2); 2. Bobby Mincer (1); 3. Austin McCarl (4); 4. Rager Phillips (3); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 6. AJ Moeller (6); 7. RJ Johnson (7); 8. Chase Wanner (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Matt Juhl (4); 2. Kerry Madsen (6); 3. Scott Bogucki (2); 4. Jamie Ball (1); 5. Chris Martin (7); 6. Terry McCarl (8); 7. Tasker Phillips (3); 8. Justin Henderson (5)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. Kerry Madsen (2); 3. Austin McCarl (7); 4. Cory Eliason (5); 5. Davey Heskin (11); 6. AJ Moeller (4); 7. Josh Schneiderman (8); 8. Hunter Schuerenberg (9); 9. Scott Bogucki (15); 10. Rager Phillips (13); 11. Bobby Mincer (14); 12. RJ Johnson (18); 13. Carson McCarl (12); 14. Glen Saville (19); 15. Dakota Hendrickson (17); 16. Chase Wanner (20); 17. Bob Weuve (21); 18. Matt Juhl (3); 19. Chris Martin (16); 20. Brooke Tatnell (10); 21. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 22. Terry McCarl (22); 23. Jamie Ball (23) DNS – Justin Henderson, Tasker Phillips. Lap Leader: Brown 1-20. Hard-charger: Heskin. KRCO $100 Gift Certificate to Jocko’s: Schneiderman.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (11), 16.589; 2. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.598; 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (21), 16.612; 4. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (13), 16.656; 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.683; 6. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (20), 16.823; 7. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (1), 16.849; 8. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (16), 16.870; 9. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (19), 16.886; 10. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (8), 16.902; 11. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (3), 16.913; 12. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (5), 16.915; 13. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (15), 16.922; 14. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (22), 17.021; 15. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (6), 17.046; 16. 33M, Mason Daniel, Visalia, CA (18), 17.075; 17. 19X, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (12), 17.120; 18. 88, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX (10), 17.132; 19. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (2), 17.196; 20. 1B, Jason Martin, Liberal, KS (7), 17.213; 21. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (17), 17.238; 22. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.260.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.2: 1. Nate Van Haaften (2); 2. Mason Daniel (1); 3. Ryan Giles (6); 4. Christian Bowman (4); 5. Sawyer Phillips (5); 6. Cody Wehrle (3); 7. Joe Beaver (8); 8. Mitchell Alexander (7)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.9: 1. Paul Nienhiser (1); 2. Jon Agan (2); 3. Lee Grosz (4); 4. Matt Moro (3); 5. Jamie Ball (5); 6. Calvin Landis (6); 7. Jason Martin (7)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (6); 2. Scottie McDonald (1); 3. Tyler Groenendyk (2); 4. McKenna Haase (3); 5. Tom Lenz (5); 6. Nathan Mills (4); 7. Brad Comegys (7)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (1); 2. Ryan Giles (2); 3. Sawyer Phillips (4); 4. Calvin Landis (3); 5. Lee Grosz (6); 6. Nate Van Haaften (9); 7. Jon Agan (10); 8. Matt Moro (12); 9. McKenna Haase (15); 10. Paul Nienhiser (11); 11. Jason Martin (19); 12. Mason Daniel (13); 13. Jamie Ball (5); 14. Christian Bowman (7); 15. Brad Comegys (20); 16. Scottie McDonald (17); 17. Tom Lenz (8); 18. Cody Wehrle (18); 19. Tyler Groenendyk (16); 20. Joe Beaver (22); 21. Mitchell Alexander (21) DNS – Nathan Mills. Lap Leader: Garner 1-18. Hard-charger: Martin. KRCO $100 Gift Certificate to Jocko’s: McDonald.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (5), 17.323; 2. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.598; 3. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (14), 17.708; 4. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (10), 17.735; 5. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.867; 6. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (16), 17.873; 7. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (8), 17.941; 8. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (11), 17.950; 9. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (6), 17.952; 10. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (3), 18.003; 11. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (13), 18.011; 12. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (12), 18.058; 13. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (2), 18.157; 14. 48D, Dallas Mendenhall, Unionville, MO (17), 18.161; 15. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (15), 18.389; 16. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (4), 18.403; 17. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (1), 18.622

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.5: 1. Matthew Stelzer (1); 2. Josh Jones (4); 3. Evan Epperson (2); 4. Mike Mayberry (3); 5. Kevin Hetrick (5); 6. Eric Bridger (6); 7. Chase Young (7); 8. Jon Hughes (9); 9. Mike Ayers (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.0: 1. Joe Simbro (1); 2. Ryan Leavitt (6); 3. Rob Kubli (2); 4. Chris Horton (4); 5. Devin Kline (3); 6. Jayce Jenkins (5); 7. Dallas Mendenhall (7); 8. Dan Henning (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:33.2: 1. Matthew Stelzer (1); 2. Chris Horton (2); 3. Kevin Hetrick (3); 4. Mike Mayberry (8); 5. Josh Jones (5); 6. Ryan Leavitt (6); 7. Eric Bridger (4); 8. Rob Kubli (11); 9. Devin Kline (12); 10. Evan Epperson (9); 11. Dallas Mendenhall (14); 12. Joe Simbro (10); 13. Chase Young (13); 14. Mike Ayers (17); 15. Dan Henning (15); 16. Jon Hughes (16); 17. Jayce Jenkins (7). Lap Leader: Stelzer 1-15. Hard-charger: Mayberry. KRCO $100 Gift Certificate to Jocko’s: Stelzer.

 

 

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