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Brian Brown Third Different Winner with Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101!

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(Bill W) April 24, 2017 – Brian Brown became the third different winner with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by OpenWheel101.com. Brown’s win came last Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. He had been hospitalized during the week for digestive issues, but made his trip to the “Sprint Car Capital of the World” count! Kerry Madsen and Aaron Reutzel followed him to the stripe.

So far, there have been three different winners in the three events contested on the schedule! Brad Loyet and Paul Nienhiser have picked up the other wins thus far. So far, 39 different drivers from eleven different states and Australia have recorded points with the series. Nienhiser sits atop the points after three events. He is followed by Loyet, Jake Blackhurst, Brown, Spencer Bayston and Kerry Madsen. The next event on the schedule will be back at the Knoxville Raceway this Saturday night, April 29.

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EMi is providing a $500 gift certificate to the highest finishing EMi driver in the season point race, as well.

Whether you are just wanting to chip in or become a title sponsor for the series, there are several options for you. Visit www.OpenWheel101.com or e-mail Bill Wright at sprntcar@hotmail.com for more details!

Stay tuned to Open Wheel 101 all season long for point and race updates!

Next Up!

Saturday, April 29, Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA

Current Point Standings (Through 4/22/17)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 85 (1)

Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO, 75 (1)

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 58

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 50 (1)

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 40

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 40

Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA, 36

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 36

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 35

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 35

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 32

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 30

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 25

Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 25

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 20

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 18

McMahan, Paul, Nashville, TN, 18

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 16

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 14

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 12

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 10

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 10

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 8

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 6

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 6

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 4

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 4

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 2

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

Fri, April 7 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO)
Sat, April 8 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, April 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Sat, April 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, April 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, May 5 – Missouri State Fair Speedway WoO
Sat, May 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, May 12 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, May 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, May 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, May 21 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars
Fri, May 26 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, May 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Thur, June 1 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Fri, June 2 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Sat, June 3 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Fri, June 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Sat, June 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Sun, June 11 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars
Tue, June 13 – Eagle Raceway (NE) WoO
Fri, June 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, June 17 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, June 17 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO
Tue, June 20 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO
Fri, June 23 – West Liberty (IA) Speedway WoO
Fri, June 23 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, June 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Tue, June 27 – The Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) WoO
Thur, June 29 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO
Fri, June 30 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, July 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, July 2 – Badlands Motor Speedway WoO
Fri, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO
Sat, July 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, July 14 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, July 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, July 21 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, July 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Wed, July 26 – Peoria Speedway (IL) MOWA
Thur, July 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, July 28 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Fri, July 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, July 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 29 – Macon Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO
Sat, Aug 5 – I-55 Raceway “Ironman 55” (MO) WoO
Sun, Aug 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic
Mon, Aug 7 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Thur, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)
Sat, Aug 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 18 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Fri, Aug 25 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sun, Aug 20 – Nodak Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, Aug 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, Sept 1 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, Sept 2 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sun, Sept 3 – Badlands Motor Speedway Huset’s Flashback
Fri, Sept 8 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, Sept 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 9 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) Jerry Richert Memorial
Sat, Sept 9 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) Tom Knowles Memorial
Fri, Sept 15 – Clay County Fair Speedway (IA) IRA
Sat, Sept 16 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA
Sat, Sept 30 – St. Francois County Raceway (MO) Queen’s Royale
Fri, Oct 6 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA/IRA
Sat, Oct 7 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA/IRA
Fri, Oct 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Oct 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, Oct 20 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 21 – Salina Highbanks Speedway (OK) WoO

Point System

The top fifteen finishers in the feature event each night receive points:

Winner - 50 2. 40 3. 35 4. 30 5. 25 6. 20 7. 18 8. 16 9. 14 10. 12 11. 10 12. 8 13. 6 14. 4 15. 2

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Brian Brown, From the Hospital to Victory Lane at Knoxville!

Ian Madsen Strikes in 360’s, Hetrick Returns to Take Win in 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 22, 2017) – Brian Brown didn’t feel well when he climbed out of his Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway, but when his feet hit the ground, they were in Victory Lane! The Grain Valley, Missouri driver had digestive issues which hospitalized him most of the week, but he was ready when it counted, leading all 20 laps to take the $4,000 410 feature here on Kraig Ford/Pella Motors Opening Night at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World”.

Brown led early in the main event, ahead of Kerry Madsen and Aaron Reutzel. When the tenth place car of Tim Kaeding came to rest at the bottom of turn four, eight laps were in the books. Brown led on the restart ahead of Madsen, Reutzel, Austin McCarl and Ian Madsen.

Ian shot by McCarl on the restart, as did Austin’s father, Terry, who entered the top five. Meanwhile, Reutzel took a daring slide job attempt at Kerry Madsen for the runner-up spot in turn two. The ASCS regular narrowly avoided contact with the veteran and held on to third.

A rarity at Knoxville, rubber started developing in turns one and two. The leader would eventually find it, but not before Kerry Madsen closed in. Madsen would take a couple of shots at the leader, but fell just short at the line. The win was Brown’s 34th at Knoxville, tying him with Hall of Famer, Jerry Blundy, on the all-time win list here. Madsen was second, ahead of Reutzel, Terry McCarl and Ian Madsen. Austin McCarl, Paul McMahan, Lynton Jeffrey, Joey Saldana and Brooke Tatnell rounded out the top ten.

Kerry Madsen set quick time over the field, while Reutzel, Brown and Kaeding won heat races.

“I don’t feel the best in the world, but Knoxville Raceway will grab you out of the hospital,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “I don’t want to be in there when they’re racing here. My hat’s off to my team. They gave me a Cadillac that even I can drive. In three and four, we were good in both spots and I didn’t know where I should be. Then the rubber came, and it was a little too tight to get down in there. I saw Kerry in the corner of my eye on the last lap, and I knew if I split the lapped cars, I may have a shot there. I think we’ve only won one of these Season Openers and Danny’s (Lasoski) won the rest of them. So it’s nice to get one for us. I never thought I’d win one race here, let alone 34. It’s an honor to see Doug Clark’s checkered flag coming off turn four.”

In the 18-lap 360 main event, Jon Agan roared out to the early advantage over Calvin Landis and Ian Madsen. Madsen shot by Landis on the second lap to take second, but Clint Garner was on the move as well, jumping from fifth to third on lap three. ASCS visitor, Seth Bergman, cracked the top five on lap four.

Madsen gained on Agan and passed him coming out of turn four on the seventh lap. In turns one and two, the leader got over the cushion and bobbled a bit sideways. Agan’s momentum carried him into Madsen, and resulted in a flip into turn two. He was uninjured, but his shot at a win was nullified.

Madsen emerged unscathed, and led Garner, Bergman, Jamie Ball and Landis back to green flag racing. The last caution came with five laps to go, when Tom Lenz slowed to a stop in turn three. Ball used the new start to briefly get by Bergman for third, while Matt Moro moved into the top five. Up front, Madsen would hold on for his second 360 win here. Garner was second, while Bergman grabbed third back from Ball on the white flag lap. Moro was fifth, and Ryan Giles, Landis, Chris Martin, Matt Covington and Joe Beaver completed the top ten.

Bergman set quick time over the 28-car field and also claimed his heat race. Sawyer Phillips and Garner also won heats, while feature hard-charger, Stacey Alexander won the B main.

“We had an awesome car in both classes,” said Madsen in Victory Lane. “It was really good to get a win in the 360 and get a top five in the 410. I can’t thank my guys enough. They do an amazing job.”

While everyone was worried about ten true rookies in the 15-lap 305 feature, it was a trio of veterans who had issues before a lap could be completed. Chris Walraven, who also had bad luck in Friday’s Practice Night, spun in turn four. Corey Kautz could not avoid the spun sprinter, clipped a tire and flipped hard. Cliff Jones also ended up being collected and upside down. No one was hurt.

Rookie, Eric Bridger, led early in the going over Kade Higday and Kevin Hetrick. Things remained that way until Dan Henning spun with seven laps in the books. Bridger lead the field back to green, ahead of Higday, Hetrick, Joe Simbro and Matt Stephenson, who had started 17th.

Two laps later, Hetrick worked under Higday to gain second. On lap 11, Bridger’s dream of winning the first feature he has competed at in Knoxville went up in smoke. As he exited, Higday took what was then the lead back from Hetrick. In a great race, Hetrick would take the spot back with three laps to go and hold on for his second career 305 win here.

Following Hetrick across the stripe were Higday, Simbro, Ryan Leavitt and Rob Kubli. Stephenson, Kelby Watt, Brad Comegys, Brandon Worthington and Mike Mayberry rounded out the top ten. Walraven set quick time, while Matthew Stelzer, Simbro and Mayberry won the heat races.

“It was fun,” said Hetrick in Victory Lane. “There were a lot of rookies out there and the track was slick. We ran 410 last year and wanted to go back to the 305. It’s good to be back in Victory Lane. It’s been since 2015. I started running a little bit harder and tried to let off the brake a little to keep the momentum going. I could run a little harder in three and four. It was really slick in one and two. I tried to pick a different line and it worked the best on the 15th lap.”

Join us next Saturday night, April 29, for Town Crier Night featuring the 410, 360 and 305 sprint car classes! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (11), 15.584; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (8), 15.649; 3. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (17), 15.684; 4. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (21), 15.69; 5. 17, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (2), 15.753; 6. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (19), 15.803; 7. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (10), 15.840; 8. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 15.877; 9. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (12), 15.950; 10. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (18), 15.961; 11. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (4), 16.039; 12. 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (7), 16.044; 13. 82, Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH (22), 16.048; 14. 4P, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (5), 16.095; 15. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (1), 16.128; 16. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (20), 16.169; 17. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (3), 16.270; 18. 09, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (6), 16.407; 19. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (13), 16.429; 20. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (16), 16.472; 21. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (15), 16.589; 22. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (14), 17.057.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.8: 1. Aaron Reutzel (4); 2. Tasker Phillips (1); 3. Kerry Madsen (6); 4. Ian Madsen (5); 5. Cap Henry (2); 6. Davey Heskin (3); 7. AJ Moeller (7); 8. Bob Weuve (8)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.1: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Paul McMahan (2); 3. RJ Johnson (1); 4. Terry McCarl (4); 5. Brooke Tatnell (3); 6. Joey Saldana (5); 7. Josh Schneiderman (7)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.6: 1. Tim Kaeding (2); 2. Matt Juhl (1); 3. Dustin Selvage (3); 4. Austin McCarl (6); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 6. Dakota Hendrickson (7); 7. Rager Phillips (4)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. Kerry Madsen (2); 3. Aaron Reutzel (3); 4. Terry McCarl (7); 5. Ian Madsen (5); 6. Austin McCarl (4); 7. Paul McMahan (10); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 9. Joey Saldana (9); 10. Brooke Tatnell (14); 11. Matt Juhl (13); 12. Davey Heskin (16); 13. Cap Henry (18); 14. Tasker Phillips (12); 15. Josh Schneiderman (21); 16. Tim Kaeding (8); 17. Dustin Selvage (11); 18. RJ Johnson (15); 19. Bob Weuve (22); 20. Dakota Hendrickson (19); 21. AJ Moeller (20); 22. Rager Phillips (17). Lap Leader: Brown 1-20. Hard-charger: Schneiderman.

360 Results

Time Trials (Quaifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 23, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (24), 16.871; 2. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. (5), 16.906; 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (19), 16.953; 4. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (22), 17.038; 5. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (13), 17.051; 6. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (26), 17.068; 7. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (23), 17.092; 8. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.145; 9. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (1), 17.175; 10. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (20), 17.268; 11. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (25), 17.282; 12. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (27), 17.374; 13. 5MRP, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (6), 17.423; 14. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (9), 17.494; 15. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (2), 17.559; 16. 14, Josh Riggins, Lincoln, NE (4), 17.681; 17. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (17), 17.685; 18. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (11), 17.709; 19. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (21), 17.736; 20. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (14), 17.821; 21. 38, Mike Dapra, Gillette, WY (28), 18.150; 22. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (15), 18.151; 23. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (16), 18.174; 24. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (7), 18.330; 25. 33B, James Broty, Lonsdale, MN (3), 18.685; 26. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (12), 19.095; 27. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (10), NT; 28. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (18), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:08.2: 1. Seth Bergman (6); 2. Josh Riggins (1); 3. Chris Martin (3); 4. Matt Moro (4); 5. Jon Agan (5); 6. Devin Kline (2); 7. Chris Morgan (7); 8. Christian Bowman (10); 9. John Anderson (8); 10. James Broty (9)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:05.1: 1. Sawyer Phillips (2); 2. Jamie Ball (4); 3. Ian Madsen (6); 4. Calvin Landis (5); 5. McKenna Haase (1); 6. Tom Lenz (3); 7. Ben Woods (8); 8. Stacey Alexander (7); 9. Rob Weuve (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:04.6: 1. Clint Garner (6); 2. Ryan Giles (2); 3. Joe Beaver (4); 4. Matt Covington (5); 5. Nate Van Haaften (3); 6. Tyler Groenendyk (9); 7. Troy Manteufel (8); 8. Mike Dapra (7); 9. Alan Zoutte (1)

B main (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Stacey Alexander (1); 2. Christian Bowman (4); 3. Rob Weuve (7); 4. Troy Manteufel (2) / 5. James Broty (6); 6. John Anderson (5); 7. Mike Dapra (3) DNS – Alan Zoutte

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Ian Madsen (4); 2. Clint Garner (5); 3. Seth Bergman (6); 4. Jamie Ball (3); 5. Matt Moro (8); 6. Ryan Giles (12); 7. Calvin Landis (2); 8. Chris Martin (11); 9. Matt Covington (7); 10. Joe Beaver (9); 11. Josh Riggins (13); 12. Stacey Alexander (21); 13. Chris Morgan (18); 14. Ben Woods (19); 15. Sawyer Phillips (10); 16. Devin Kline (16); 17. McKenna Haase (17); 18. Christian Bowman (22); 19. Nate Van Haaften (14); 20. Rob Weuve (23); 21. Troy Manteufel (24); 22. Tom Lenz (15); 23. Jon Agan (1); 24. Tyler Groenendyk (20). Lap Leaders: Agan 1-6, I. Madsen 7-18. Hard-charger: S. Alexander.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (2), 17.653; 2. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (4), 17.740; 3. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (3), 17.863; 4. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (13), 17.925; 5. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (15), 17.972; 6. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (7), 18.155; 7. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (20), 18.269; 8. 51, Corey Kautz, Estherville, IA (11), 18.288; 9. 1X, Levi Michener, Newton, IA (5), 18.311; 10. 1, Clifford Jones, Pleasant Hill, IA (19), 18.542; 11. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (12), 18.587; 12. 1B, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (23), 18.617; 13. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (21), 18.720; 14. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (22), 18.871; 15. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (10), 18.957; 16. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (16), 19.012; 17. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (25), 19.209; 18. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (17), 19.211; 19. 64, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (14), 20.982; 20. 55X, Matt Stephenson, Altoona, IA (24), No Time; 21. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (18), No Time; DQ - (No Scale) 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (9); DQ – (Illegal Tire) 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (1); DQ – (Light at Scale) 8R, Chase Rudolf, Norwalk, IA (8); DQ – (No Scale) 48D, Dallas Mendenhall, Unionville, MO (6).

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:54.5: 1. Matthew Stelzer (2); 2. Chris Walraven (4); 3. Brad Comegys (5); 4. Eric Bridger (6); 5. Tyler Glass (1); 6. Kelby Watt (8); 7. Clifford Jones (3); 8. Dallas Mendenhall (9); 9. Casey Greubel (7)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.5: 1. Joe Simbro (2); 2. Kevin Hetrick (5); 3. Kade Higday (6); 4. Rob Kubli (3); 5. Corey Kautz (4); 6. Matt Stephenson (7); 7. Evan Epperson (8); 8. Dan Henning (1);

Heat three (started), 6 Laps, 1:56.3: 1. Mike Mayberry (1); 2. Ryan Leavitt (4); 3. Brandon Worthington (3); 4. Chase Young (2); 5. Chase Rudolf (5) DNS – Jeff Wilke, Levi Michener, Jon Hughes

A main, 15 Laps, NT: 1. Kevin Hetrick (3); 2. Kade Higday (5); 3. Joe Simbro (7); 4. Ryan Leavitt (6); 5. Rob Kubli (11); 6. Matt Stephenson (17); 7. Kelby Watt (14); 8. Brad Comegys (13); 9. Brandon Worthington (2); 10. Mike Mayberry (9); 11. Chase Young (10); 12. Tyler Glass (15); 13. Evan Epperson (18); 14. Casey Greubel (21); 15. Dan Henning (19); 16. Dallas Mendenhall (20); 17. Eric Bridger (1); 18. Chase Rudolf (16); 19. Chris Walraven (4); 20. Corey Kautz (8); 21. Clifford Jones (12) DNS – Matthew Stelzer, Jeff Wilke, Levi Michener, Jon Hughes. Lap Leaders: Bridger 1-10, Higday 11, Hetrick 12-15. Hard-charger: Stephenson.

 

 

OpenWheel101.com Welcomes The Cushion!

(Bill W) April 11, 2016 – OpenWheel101.com is proud to announce The Cushion as a new partner with both its website and the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101!

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 entering their eighth full year in partnership with “The Sprint Car Capital of the World”, Knoxville Raceway. Join them for Pay Per View coverage of Knoxville’s Season Opener this Saturday night, April 15!

Visiting www.TheCushion.com is not only your ticket to LIVE events at the Knoxville Raceway and other great venues, it also provides access to nearly 1,000 On Demand Video from sanctions like the World of Outlaws, All Stars, USAC, King of the West Series, ASCS, regional tracks and much more! Also catch live audio from the All Stars, “Cushion Originals” not found anywhere else!

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Join Open Wheel 101 in supporting sprint car racing in the Midwest!

So far, Hoseheads.com, TheCushion.com and Buckeye Threads have jumped on board as associate sponsors for the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101.

EMi is providing a $500 gift certificate to the highest finishing EMi driver in the season point race, as well.

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Paul Nienhiser leads Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101 Points After First Weekend!

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(Bill W) April 10, 2017 – This first weekend for the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com is in the books and twenty-year-old Chapin, Illinois driver, Paul Nienhiser is the early leader out of the blocks. Paul picked up a victory with the IRA at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Saturday night, after picking up a third place finish in the MOWA opener Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois.

Brad Loyet of Sunset Hills, Missouri finds himself second in points, on the strength of his win Friday night in Jacksonville. Jake Blackhurst, Spencer Bayston and Tim Kaeding round out the top five in points after the first weekend.

Join us in supporting sprint car racing in the Midwest!

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EMi is providing a $500 gift certificate to the highest finishing EMi driver in the season point race, as well.

Whether you are just wanting to chip in or become a title sponsor for the series, there are several options for you. Visit www.OpenWheel101.com or e-mail Bill Wright at sprntcar@hotmail.com for more details!

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Next Up!

Saturday, April 15, Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA

Current Point Standings (Through 4/8/17)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 85 (1)

Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO, 75 (1)

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 58

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 40

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 35

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 30

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 25

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 20

Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA, 20

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 18

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 16

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 16

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 14

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 10

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 6

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 4

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 2

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

Fri, April 7 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO)
Sat, April 8 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, April 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, April 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, April 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, May 5 – Missouri State Fair Speedway WoO
Sat, May 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, May 12 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, May 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, May 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, May 21 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars
Fri, May 26 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, May 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Thur, June 1 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Fri, June 2 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Sat, June 3 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Fri, June 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Sat, June 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Sun, June 11 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars
Tue, June 13 – Eagle Raceway (NE) WoO
Fri, June 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, June 17 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, June 17 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO
Tue, June 20 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO
Fri, June 23 – West Liberty (IA) Speedway WoO
Fri, June 23 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, June 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Tue, June 27 – The Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) WoO
Thur, June 29 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO
Fri, June 30 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, July 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, July 2 – Badlands Motor Speedway WoO
Fri, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO
Sat, July 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, July 14 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, July 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, July 21 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, July 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Wed, July 26 – Peoria Speedway (IL) MOWA
Thur, July 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, July 28 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Fri, July 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, July 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 29 – Macon Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO
Sat, Aug 5 – I-55 Raceway “Ironman 55” (MO) WoO
Sun, Aug 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic
Mon, Aug 7 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Thur, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)
Sat, Aug 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 18 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Fri, Aug 25 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sun, Aug 20 – Nodak Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, Aug 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, Sept 1 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, Sept 2 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sun, Sept 3 – Badlands Motor Speedway Huset’s Flashback
Fri, Sept 8 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, Sept 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 9 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) Jerry Richert Memorial
Sat, Sept 9 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) Tom Knowles Memorial
Fri, Sept 15 – Clay County Fair Speedway (IA) IRA
Sat, Sept 16 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA
Sat, Sept 30 – St. Francois County Raceway (MO) Queen’s Royale
Fri, Oct 6 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA/IRA
Sat, Oct 7 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA/IRA
Fri, Oct 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Oct 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, Oct 20 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 21 – Salina Highbanks Speedway (OK) WoO

Point System

The top fifteen finishers in the feature event each night receive points:

Winner - 50 2. 40 3. 35 4. 30 5. 25 6. 20 7. 18 8. 16 9. 14 10. 12 11. 10 12. 8 13. 6 14. 4 15. 2

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4/8/17

34 Raceway

West Burlington, IA

IRA

29 cars

Austin McCarl (4th car out to time) set quick time in his first night in the TKS Motorsports machine at 12.709 seconds. When he was sent out early, he actually had clocked a faster time that wasn’t counted. He was quickest anyway. Bill Balog (5th car out) was second quick, followed by Josh Schneiderman (8th), Tim Kaeding (21st), Lynton Jeffrey (18th), Jake Blackhurst (27th), Jim Moughan (10th), Brad Loyet (28th), Jeremy Schultz (12th) and Jordan Goldesberry (7th). Former Sprint Invaders Rookie of the Year, Blake Nimee, had motor issues and limped across the line. Daniel Bergquist, who suffered mag issues a week ago with the Sprint Invaders took the track a few times to shake things down. He did not time in.

Heat one (started): 1. Moughan 1m (2) 2. McCarl 2KS (4) 3. Kaeding 3 (3) 4. Steve Meyer 85m (6) 5. Bret Tripplett 22 (5) 6. Kyle Marten 99 (7) / 7. Scott Uttech 7 (8) 8. Michael Decker 12 (9) 9. Dennis Spitz 41 (10) 10. Goldesberry 65 (1)

10-lap heats took the top six to the A. The heat winners and the top five were eligible for a feature redraw featuring the top ten drivers in qualifying who met the criteria. Moughan led the distance in this one, that was mostly single-file. Goldesberry exited on lap two.

Heat two (started): 1. Paul Nienhiser 9 (1) 2. Loyet o5 (2) 3. Jeffrey 4KJ (3) 4. Balog 17B (4) 5. Matt Vandervere 10V (6) 6. Scott Neitzel 2w (5) / 7. Russell Borland 23 (8) 8. Ryan Jamison 51J (7) 9. Daniel Bergquist 9B (10) 10. Wayne Modjeski 14AJ (9)

Nienhiser led flag to flag, giving him what would be a key spot in the redraw. The track was fast and wide open with everyone running the cushion at this point.

Heat three (started): 1. Schultz 5J (2) 2. Schneiderman 49 (4) 3. Scott Thiel 64 (1) 4. Blackhurst 25 (3) 5. Ben Schmidt 59 (5) 6. Kris Spitz 4K (7) / 7. Blake Nimee 79 (9) 8. Ryan Bowers 73 (8) 9. Dave Uttech 68 (6)

Schultz led early over Schneiderman, Thiel and Blackhurst. Bowers spun on lap six in his first 410 start, bringing a caution. D. Uttech also stopped and went pitside. Schultz pulled away on the restart to win by a good margin. Schneiderman bobbled in turn four, allowing Thiel to close, but the two ended up second and third.

B main (started): 1. Bowers (6) 2. S. Uttech (4) 3. Nimee (9) 4. Jamison (3) 5. Borland (5) 6. Goldesberry (1) / 7. Decker (7) 8. Modjeski (8) 9. D. Spitz (10) 10. D. Uttech (2) 11. Bergquist (11)

Goldesberry led D. Uttech and Jamison early in the 10-lapper. Nimee moved up three spots to take the sixth and final transfer spot on lap two. The lead proved to be a curse, as Goldesberry came to a stop on lap six. D. Uttech inherited the lead, but drove over the top of turn two on the restart. That gave the lead to Jamison, ahead of S. Uttech, Bowers, Nimee and Borland. Bowers seemed to get his feet under him. He took second on the restart, and then passed Jamison for the lead with two to go. Goldesberry, who had restarted at the tail, roared back and rode the cushion around three and four on the last lap to nip Decker at the line for the last transfer. Decker actually did a 360 and crossed the finish line backwards, doing a nice job of driving to save it.

A main (started): 1. Nienhiser (2) 2. Blackhurst (6) 3. Kaeding (8) 4. Schneiderman (3) 5. Loyet (9) 6. Jeffrey (1) 7. Thiel (11) 8. McCarl (5) 9. Tripplett (13) 10. Goldesberry (24) 11. Meyer (12) 12. Marten (17) 13. Nimee (21) 14. Jamison (22) 15. Neitzel (16) 16. Borland (23) 17. Vandervere (15) 18. Schmidt (14) 19. Bowers (19) 20. Balog (7) 21. Schultz (4) 22. S. Uttech (20) 23. Moughan (10) 24. K. Spitz (18)

Jeffrey led Nienhiser and Schneiderman early in the 30-lapper. On lap three, Nienhiser ripped around Jeffrey in turn three to take the lead. Shortly after, K. Spitz crashed hard into the turn three wall. He was unhurt. Kaeding’s brake line disconnected and he made repairs in the work area, restarting at the rear of the field. Nienhiser led Jeffrey, Schneiderman and Schultz back to green flag racing. Schultz moved by Schneiderman for third. Neitzel would get over the top of turn two and spun with five in the books. Nienhiser pulled away from the field in dominating fashion, and entered lapped traffic on lap ten with some hot brakes. Blackhurst began to move forward, gaining fourth from Schneiderman on lap 13 and third from Schultz on lap 17. Schultz slowed a lap later, causing a chain reaction that saw Balog get sideways. The restart saw Nienhiser leading Jeffrey, Blackhurst, Schneiderman and Loyet. Kaeding was hauling and had climbed from the rear of the field to seventh. On lap 21, Loyet moved by Schneiderman into fourth. Kaeding shot around Loyet, and the action was tight behind Nienhiser for second third and fourth. On lap 24, Blackhurst shot by Jeffrey for second, followed by Kaeding a lap later. One final caution was brought out with three laps to go when contact broke the front end of Vandervere. Nienhiser pulled away with ease for an impressive win. Kaeding’s run from the back was equally impressive.

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4/7/17

I-80 Speedway

Greenwood, NE

Bugeaster Bash Night #1

Nebraska 360 Sprints

37 cars

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Don Droud Jr. 2 (2*) 2. Terry McCarl 24 (7*) 3. Shayle Bade 03 (1*) 4. Clint Garner 40 (3) 5. Lee Grosz 4J (8*) 6. Chris Martin 44 (5) 7. John Klabunde 77 (6) 8. Tommy Barber 75 (4) 9. JD Johnson 98 (9) DNS – Clint Benson 96

Benson looked to have motor issues in hot laps and scratched for the night. Droud led the distance in the 10-lapper. Passing points were used with the top sixteen drivers in points locking into the feature. Bade and Barber trailed Droud on the first lap, but Garner moved into third on lap two. T. McCarl was charging from row four and at the halfway point, took third from Garner. He worked on Bade for two laps before taking second coming for the white flag.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Sawyer Phillips 3 (3*) 2. Jamie Ball 5J (1*) 3. Thomas Kennedy 21K (5*) 4. Tasker Phillips 7w (8*) 5. Ryan Bickett 17H (2) 6. Cody Ledger 35L (7) 7. Rich Martin 24M (4) 8. Carson McCarl 6 (6) DNS – Dusty Ballenger 2D

Ballenger blew a right rear tire in hot laps causing damage to the right side of his car. He would return for the B. When C. McCarl tried to shoot around R. Martin in turn one, the two contacted and flipped in turn two. Both were done for the night. Ball led Bickett and S. Phillips on the first lap. S. Phillips worked by Bickett for second on the second lap. Kennedy would ride around Bickett for third at the halfway point. Ledger and T. Phillips were battling for fifth. When T. Phillips took the low groove into turn three, Ledger came down the track and struck his right rear. The result ended Ledger’s night in a crash. He was uninjured. Ball led S. Phillips, Kennedy, Bickett and T. Phillips back to green. S. Phillips used the low side to slide by Ball in the last corner to take an exciting win, while T. Phillips worked by Bickett for fourth.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Wade Nygaard 9N (1*) 2. Jon Agan 4A (4*) 3. Jordan Boston 82 (2*) 4. Matt Juhl 09 (3*) 5. Seth Brahmer 13v (8*) 6. Stu Snyder 23s (7*) 7. Tadd Holliman 41P (5) 8. Brant O’Banion 47 (6) DNS – Cody Hansen 4

Nygaard led flag to flag. Agan took second from Boston on lap three.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Ryan Roberts 18 (3*) 2. Jason Danley 4x (7*) 3. Joey Danley 24B (9*) 4. TJ Artz 57 (4) 5. Blain Petersen 68+1 (2) 6. Jason Becker 17B (8) 7. Bobby Becker 8B (6) 8. Jason Martin 36 (1) 9. Jack Dover 53 (5)

J. Martin led Roberts and Dover, up from row three early on. J. Martin appeared in control before appearing to lose power in turn three coming for the white flag. He went pitside. Meanwhile, Dover, who inherited the second spot, also dropped into the pits under yellow with water line issues. Roberts assumed the lead and won over Ja. Danley. Jo. Danley benefited from the caution and capitalized on the restart, moving by Artz for third.

B main one (started): 1. Garner (2) 2. J. Martin (8) 3. Snyder (1) / 4. O’Banion (7) 5. Petersen (3) 6. B. Becker (5) 7. Barber (6) 8. Klabunde (4) DNS – Benson, Hansen

Snyder led Garner and Petersen early on in the 12-lapper. Barber snatched the third and final transfer spot from Petersen on lap two. O’Banion made the cushion work by the wall and shot around Barber for third on lap five. Garner stalked Snyder and got by him for the lead on lap seven. J. Martin’s pass of O’Banion for third was negated by a yellow that flew for a slowed Barber. Garner led Snyder, O’Banion and J. Martin back to green. J. Martin pounced into the second spot at the checkers, while Snyder held off O’Banion for the final transfer.

B main two (started): 1. C. Martin (4) 2. Bickett (3) 3. Artz (1) / 4. JD Johnson (8) 5. Holliman (5) 6. J. Becker (2) 7. Dover (7) 8. Ballenger (6) DNS – R. Martin, C. McCarl

C. Martin led flag to flag, but there was plenty of action behind him. Dover was up to fourth from the tail right away. Bickett moved by Artz for second on lap three. A lap later, Dover would follow him into third. On lap six, Dover would cruise by Bickett for second. With three to go, disaster struck for Dover again as he slowed and went pitside. C. Martin hit the high side to the checkers and the win.

A main (started): 1. Kennedy (11) 2. T. Phillips (2) 3. Roberts (8) 4. T. McCarl (6) 5. Lee Grosz (10) 6. Agan (3) 7. Garner (17) 8. Juhl (15) 9. Brahmer (13) 10. Droud (7) 11. Nygaard (9) 12. C. Martin (18) 13. Bickett (20) 14. Boston (14) 15. Ball (12) 16. J. Martin (19) 17. Ja. Danley (1) 18. Snyder (21) 19. Bade (16) 20. S. Phillips (4) 21. Artz (22) 22. Jo. Danley (5)

T. Phillips led Agan and Ja. Danley on lap one. On lap two, T. McCarl would pass both Ja. Danley and Agan to move into second. On the next go-around in turn two, T. McCarl got above the cushion and sideways. He managed to save it, but Agan had gotten by him and back into second. Ball brought out a caution with three laps to go. The restart saw T. Phillips leading Agan, T. McCarl, S. Phillips and Ja. Danley. S. Phillips would spin on the restart, while J. Martin would come to a stop and restart at the tail after a quick trip to the work area. By lap five, Kennedy was in the top five after starting in the sixth row. On lap eight, Roberts used his momentum to shoot by T. McCarl for third. A lap later, Kennedy also moved by T. McCarl into fourth. Kennedy was gaining traction and passed Roberts on lap 12, and Agan on lap 15 for second. On lap 18, Roberts bested Agan Kennedy found his way into the lead, but T. Phillips would not go away. They exchanged the lead at least four more times in the final laps. Going into turn three on the final lap, T. Phillips slid in front of Kennedy, but Kennedy stormed back by to win by a narrow margin.

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Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Kicks Off This Weekend!

Associate Sponsors: Hoseheads.com, Buckeye Threads

(Bill W) April 3, 2017 – It’s time to go 410 sprint car racing this weekend, and the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101 schedule gets underway Friday in Jacksonville, Illinois and Saturday in West Burlington, Iowa!

On Friday, the MOWA series hits the -mile high-banked bullring in Jacksonville for their opener. On Saturday, they will travel to the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, where they will be joined by the IRA. A handful of Knoxville Raceway regulars are also expected, in what should be a healthy car count on the racy 3/8-mile oval.

The two events are the first of over seventy races this year in which drivers will be eligible for the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101 point fund. The top fifteen drivers in each feature event will receive points toward the season ending cash!

So far, Hoseheads.com and Buckeye Threads have both jumped on board as associate sponsors. Whether you are just wanting to chip in or become a title sponsor for the fund, there are several options for you. Visit www.OpenWheel101.com or e-mail Bill Wright at sprntcar@hotmail.com for more details!

Stay tuned to the website all season long for point and race updates!

Tentative Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com (subject to change)

Fri, April 7 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, April 8 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA
Sat, April 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, April 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, April 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, May 5 – Missouri State Fair Speedway WoO
Sat, May 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, May 12 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, May 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, May 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, May 21 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars
Fri, May 26 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, May 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Thur, June 1 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Fri, June 2 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Sat, June 3 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Fri, June 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Sat, June 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Sun, June 11 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars
Tue, June 13 – Eagle Raceway (NE) WoO
Fri, June 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, June 17 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, June 17 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO
Tue, June 20 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO
Fri, June 23 – West Liberty (IA) Speedway WoO
Fri, June 23 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, June 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Tue, June 27 – The Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) WoO
Thur, June 29 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO
Fri, June 30 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, July 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, July 2 – Badlands Motor Speedway WoO
Fri, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO
Sat, July 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, July 14 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, July 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, July 21 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, July 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Wed, July 26 – Peoria Speedway (IL) MOWA
Thur, July 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, July 28 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Fri, July 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, July 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 29 – Macon Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO
Sat, Aug 5 – I-55 Raceway “Ironman 55” (MO) WoO
Sun, Aug 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic
Mon, Aug 7 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Thur, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)
Sat, Aug 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 18 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Fri, Aug 25 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sun, Aug 20 – Nodak Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, Aug 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, Sept 1 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, Sept 2 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sun, Sept 3 – Badlands Motor Speedway Huset’s Flashback
Fri, Sept 8 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, Sept 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 9 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) Jerry Richert Memorial
Sat, Sept 9 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) Tom Knowles Memorial
Fri, Sept 15 – Clay County Fair Speedway (IA) IRA
Sat, Sept 16 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA
Sat, Sept 30 – St. Francois County Raceway (MO) Queen’s Royale
Fri, Oct 6 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Oct 7 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, Oct 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Oct 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, Oct 20 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 21 – Salina Highbanks Speedway (OK) WoO

Point System

The top fifteen finishers in the feature event each night receive points:

Winner - 50 2. 40 3. 35 4. 30 5. 25 6. 20 7. 18 8. 16 9. 14 10. 12 11. 10 12. 8 13. 6 14. 4 15. 2

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Over $250,000 in Cash and Contingencies Handed Out at Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup Series Banquet!

(Bill W) November 19, 2016 – Over $250,000 in cash and contingencies were handed out Saturday night, November 19 at the 2016 Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup Series Banquet! The event, held at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa again played host to over 500 attendees. Tony Bokhoven and Kris Krug presided as Masters of Ceremonies.

The contingency package was headlined by a giveaway of eight 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 2016 Knoxville point eligible drivers next season for wherever they may race. The KRCO will also provide each driver a $800 gift certificate to Simpson Racing Products.

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 2016 season and beyond.

They also relayed the excitement generated from a rise in attendance on weekly racing nights last season, as well as an increase in attendance at both the 26th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and the 56th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. It was also announced that 5-hour ENERGY will return in its support for the Nationals in 2017.

Drivers and owners outside of the top five in each of the three respective classes received their accolades.

The “Jr. Fan Club Drivers of the Year” were announced. Brian Brown (410), Clint Garner (360) and McKenna Haase (305) won in each class. Brown won the award voted on Jr. Fans for the second time (2014), while Garner won for the first time. Haase won for the third year in a row. Young fan McKenzie Smith was honored as the “Jr. Fan Club Fan of the Year”.

Greg Luellen was named the honoree of the “Knoxville Raceway Fan of the Year” Award.

The "Lyle Boyd Hard Charger Award" awards the drivers who passed the most cars in A main events this season. Dan Henning received the award in the 305 class, with Tony Shilling (360), and Josh Schneiderman (410) receiving the award in their respective classes.

Dakota Hendrickson was named the “Sportsman of the Year” in the 410 class, while Jamie Ball picked up the honor in the 360 class. Corey Kautz, won the award in the 305 class.

Bob Baker, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Executive Director, presented the “Heritage Award” to the Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization. Maureen Nichols accepted the award on behalf of KRCO, who has done so much for drivers over the years in respect to safety.

Chase Wanner (305), Rob Weuve (360), and Scott Bogucki (410) were named “Rookie of the Year” in their respective classes.

“Owner/Team of the Year” Awards went out to the Christian Bowman Racing #15 (305), the Boyd and Glenda Fluth #40 (360) and the Big Game Motorsports #2 (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, Mike Mayberry (5th), Chris Walraven (4th), McKenna Haase (3rd), Devin Kline (2nd) and Christian Bowman (champion) were honored.

In the 360 class, Nate Van Haaften (5th), Matt Moro (4th), Tony Shilling (3rd), Ryan Giles (2nd) and Clint Garner (champion) were honored. It was Garner’s record seventh 360 track title.

In the 410 class, Brooke Tatnell (5th), Craig Dollansky (4th), Ian Madsen (3rd), Brian Brown (2nd) and Danny Lasoski (champion) were honored. It was a record eleventh track championship for Lasoski.

Contingency Winners by Draw (presented to owners)…

305 Class:

J&J Chassis: Joe Simbro

Vortex Wing/Schoenfeld Mufflers: McKenna Haase, Chase Wanner Vortex Wing: Christian Bowman, Chris Walraven, Matthew Stelzer HRP Wing/Hoosier Right Rear Tire: Devin Kline, Mike Mayberry, Dan Henning

HRP Wing/10 Free Pit Passes: Brad Comegys, Corey Kautz Winters Front End Kit: Mitchell Alexander

360 Class:

J&J Chassis: Clint Garner

EMI Chassis: John Anderson

Vortex Wing/Hoosier Right Rear: Joe Beaver, Matt Moro, Tom Lenz

Winters Rear-end Kit/FSR Radiator: Alan Zoutte

KSE Gen2 Steering Gear: Rob Weuve, Nate Van Haaften

Vortex Wing/10 Free Pit Passes: Sawyer Phillips

Waterman Fuel Pump/VSE Shock Set: Jamie Ball

Engine Mount/FSR Radiator/VSE Shock Set: Tony Shilling

Winters Front-end Kit/VSE Shock Set: Calvin Landis

Vortex Wing/Schoenfeld Mufflers: Mike Van Haaften

Winters Rear-end: Ryan Giles

410 Class:

EMI Chassis: Bob Weuve

Maxim Chassis: Bronson Maeschen, Kevin Hetrick

J&J Chassis: TKS Motorsports #2KS, VanderEcken Motorsports #10V

Winters Rear-end: Davey Heskin, Brian Brown, AJ Moeller, RJ Johnson

Vortex Wing/Ti64 Bolt Kit: Scott Bogucki, Ian Madsen, Dustin Selvage, Tasker Phillips, Josh Schneiderman

VSE Shock Set/Winters Front-end Kit: Brooke Tatnell

All Pro Cylinder Heads: Big Game Motorsports #2

 

 

 

11/5/16

I-30 Speedway

Little Rock, AR

Short Track Nationals

63 cars

Showdown one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Dylan Westbrook 47x (2) 2. Parker Price-Miller 2 (4*) 3. Jordon Mallett 14m (5) 4. Jordan Thomas 79 (3) 5. Sheldon Haudenschild 31B (9) 6. Jonathan Cornell 28 (8) 7. Charlie Louden X (10) 8. Ernie Ainsworth 91A (6) 9. Matthew Bauldwin 43 (7) 10. Ronny Howard 44 (1)

10-lap Showdowns counted for double passing points. That total was added to a driver’s best qualifying night points. The top eight drivers in combined points joined the six already locked into the finale. Westbrook led Howard and Mallett early in the going. By lap five, Haudenschild had reached fifth. Price-Miller passed Thomas for third on lap six. With seven laps in, Ainsworth, who had moved into the top three, spun and collected Howard. The restart saw Westbrook lead Mallett, Price-Miller, Thomas and S. Haudenschild back to green. Price-Miller slid by Mallett for second, and secure enough points to make the finale.

Showdown two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Coleman Gulick 14 (4) 2. TJ Michael 8m (2) 3. Derek Hagar 9JR (10*) 4. Howard Moore 40 (7) 5. Tony Bruce Jr. 86 (8*) 6. Claud Estes III 74E (5) 7. Rick Pringle 38 (9) 8. Zach Pringle 8z (3) 9. CJ Hulsey 77c (6) 10. Robbie Standridge 17* (1)

It looked like Standridge may not start when smoke billowed from his machine before this one started. He would make the call on the pole, however. Gulick was the class of this field, taking the lead from fourth on the first lap, ahead of Michael and Standridge. Hulsey got over the berm with a lap complete, bringing the caution. Gulick led Michael, Standridge, Z. Pringle and Estes back to green. Hagar bounced into the top five at tha point. At the halfway mark, Standridge’s motor detonated and he rolled to a stop. Gulick led Michael, Z. Pringle, Hagar and Estes at that point. The order remained the same when Hulsey went up in smoke with three to go. After the restart, Z. Pringle and Michael came together in a racing deal that sidelined Pringle. Gulick pulled away easily the last three laps, while Hagar was the mover of the race.

Showdown three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Mark Smith M1 (8*) 2. Chad Kemenah 10H (10*) 3. AG Rains 3 (9) 4. Jake Bubak 9x (2) 5. Andy McElhannon 42 (4) 6. Alex Hill 77x (1) 7. Dakota Gaines D6 (3) 8. Joseph Miller 30 (7) 9. Jamie Ball 5J (5) 10. Jason Keith 10c (6)

Keith hit a rut and rolled in turn three on the first lap. He was uninjured. Bubak led early over Hill and M. Smith from row four. Smith worked his way under Hill on lap two for second. Kemenah charged from the tail to take third on lap five. Smith took the lead from Bubak on lap six. The lead pair came upon a spun Gaines. Bubak was collected and did all but get upside down after contact. Smith led Kemenah, Hill, Ball and McElhannon back to green. A Ball spin with two to go was the last slowdown. Rains used that restart to go from fifth to third. Bubak recovered from his mishap to finish fourth.

Showdown four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Aaron Reutzel 87 (2*) 2. Spencer Bayston 39 (6) 3. Max Stambaugh 5m (7) 4. Brandon Hinkle 21B (1) 5. Johnny Gardner 31G (9) 6. Kevin Hinkle 21 (4) 7. Jamey Mooney 69 (5) 8. Cody Gardner 88R (8) 9. Tommy Snellgrove 4 (3)

Reutzel led B. Hinkle, Bayston, and C. Gardner, up from row four early on. On lap three, C. Gardner stopped while running fourth. Reutzel led Bayston, B. Hinkle, Stambaugh and J. Garnder back to green. Stambaugh moved into third at that point, but two laps later, K. Hinkle got over the turn one berm to bring another yellow. Reutzel cruised to the finish from there.

Showdown five (started): 1. Jason Sides 7s (1) 2. Marshall Skinner 26 (6*) 3. Trey Starks 23 (7) 4. Joe B. Miller 51B (2) 5. Kevin Ramey 91 (4) 6. Andy Shouse 27 (9) 7. Joey Schmidt 1s (8) 8. Jeff Masson 15* (3) 9. Brandon Stevenson 29 (5)

Sides led the distance. Skinner took second from J. B. Miller on lap two, and Starks took third on lap six.

Showdown six (started): 1. Shane Stewart 88s (2*) 2. Brandon Long 2K (3) 3. Dustin Homan 10 (1) 4. Brad Bowden 59 (4) 5. Harli White 17w (6) 6. Shawn Dancer 49 (5) 7. Jeremy Middleton 15J (8) 8. Dale Wester 12w (7) 9. Dewayne White 10K (9)

Stewart dominated, winning by over a half lap in a non-stop race. Long came on late, grabbing third from Bowden on lap seven and second from Homan on the last lap.

C main one (started): 1. J. Gardner (1) 2. McElhannon (3) 3. Dancer (2) 4. Bowden (4) / 5. Estes (5) 6. B. Hinkle (6) 7. Homan (7) 8. Wester (9) 9. Stevenson (13) 10. Bauldwin (10) 11. Howard (12) 12. K. Hinkle (8) 13. Snellgrove (11)

10-lap C mains took the top four to the tail of the B mains. This one was led by J. Gardner, Dancer, McElhannon and Bowden early. K. Hinkle spun with four down to bring a caution. The only change in the top four came with three to go when McElhannon passed Dancer for second.

C main two (started): 1. Ramey (1) 2. Thomas (3) 3. Keith (2) 4. Gaines (5) / 5. Schmidt (4) 6. D. White (6) 7. J. Miller (8) 8. Masson (9) 9. Mooney (7) DNS – Standridge, C. Gardner, Hulsey

This one went non-stop with Ramey out front. Keith settled into second but was over taken on lap four by Thomas. Gaines gained the final transfer from Schmidt on lap three.

Dash (started): 1. Tim Crawley 88 (2) 2. Tim Shaffer 49x (1) 3. Sammy Swindell 3s (5) 4. Jason Johnson 41 (3) 5. Terry McCarl 24 (4) 6. Brian Bell 23B (6)

Crawley led the 6-lap distance for drivers locked into the finale. Swindell picked off third from J. Johnson on the first lap. Shaffer stayed with the leader the entire way but fell short.

Red Shirt Dash (started): 1. Estes (2) 2. Homan (3) 3. Schmidt (1) 4. D. White (4) 5. J. Miller (6) 6. B. Hinkle (5)

This 6-lap Dash was held in honor of Lanny Edwards and featured the top six non-qualifiers in the C main. Estes earned $500 for leading the distance, while everyone else claimed $100. Homan took second from Schmidt at the halfway point.

B main one (started): 1. Gulick (1) 2. Sides (2) 3. Haudenschild (3) / 4. H. White (4) 5. Moore (5) 6. Z. Pringle (7) 7. Stambaugh (8) 8. Shouse (6) 9. McElhannon (14) 10. J. B. Miller (9) 11. Bubak (11) 12. Louden (10) 13. Dancer (15) 14. Bowden (16) 15. Ball (12) 16. J. Gardner (13)

12-lap B’s transferred the top three to the back of the feature. Gulick, Sides and Haudenschild stayed in their order for the distance, and separated themselves noticeably from the rest of the pack.

B main two (started): 1. Starks (2) 2. Bayston (1) 3. Ainsworth (6) / 4. Westbrook (3) 5. Rains (3) 6. Cornell (7) 7. Mallett (5) 8. Middleton (8) 9. Keith (15) 10. Michael (11) 11. Ramey (13) 12. Long (9) 13. Hill (10) 14. R. Pringle (12) 15. Thomas (14) 16. Gaines (16)

Starks led Bayston, Ainsworth and Rains in the early going. The red would fly one lap in when Thomas spun in turn two and collected Gaines, who could not avoid him and turned over. He was unhurt. The lead quartet remained the same until R. Pringle spun late. Nothing changed amongst the lead three, though Westbrook made a late run on the cushion. It was close, but no cigar.

A main (started): 1. Swindell (3) 2. Shaffer (2) 3. J. Johnson (4) 4. Crawley (1) 5. Bell (6) 6. Smith (8) 7. Kemenah (7) 8. Hagar (9) 9. Starks (16) 10. Bayston (18) 11. Stewart (10) 12. Bruce (13) 13. Gulick (15) 14. Price-Miller (14) 15. Haudenschild (19) 16. Reutzel (11) 17. McCarl (5) 18. Sides (17) 19. Skinner (12) 20. Ainsworth (20) 21. Rains (21, prov.)

Rains received a track provisional as track champ. Shaffer led early in the 40-lapper over Crawley and J. Johnson. Gulick shot over the turn three berm one lap in to bring caution. Swindell shot by Johnson for third on the restart. The next time around, he would best Crawley for second. Skinner was sideways in turn three with five laps down to bring another yellow. Shaffer led Swindell, Crawley, Johnson and Bell at that point. The order remained the same when Reutzel got over the top of turn three bringing another slowdown. Around lap 13, Sammy took the lead from Shaffer and pulled away slowly. The groove around the bottom was too good to leave by now and Bell was trying to hold off McCarl for fifth. He would drive into the #24, breaking McCarl’s front-end and bringing the final caution with about 10 to go. Swindell pulled away from there to win his fourth STN title. This one was worth $15,000 plus lap money. Bayston, who drove for Kevin Swindell was the hard-charger.

 

 


11/4/16

I-30 Speedway

Little Rock, AR

Short Track Nationals Night #2

59 cars

Slicker conditions greeted competitors on Friday night. The night was a bit cooler after the warmest night Thursday that I can remember in my years going to the STN.

Heat one (started): 1. Jonathan Cornell 28 (2) 2. Dylan Westbrook 47x (4) 3. Marshall Skinner 26 (5) 4. Jake Bubak 9x (8) 5. CJ Hulsey 77c (7) 6. Dale Wester 12w (6) 7. Jamey Mooney 69 (1) 8. Dewayne White 10K (3)

10-lap heats saw passing points used. The top 40 were placed in four Qualifiers with the rest heading to the C. Cornell led Westbrook and Mooney on lap one. Hulsey spun with a lap down, bringing a yellow. Bubak used the restart to move up to third. Skinner battled back to grab the spot on lap seven. Wester spun at that point and restarted at the tail. D. White exited with mechanical issues at that point. Skinner held onto third at the checkers, as Bubak mounted a late challenge.

Heat two (started): 1. Aaron Reutzel 87 (2) 2. Tim Shaffer 49x (4) 3. Jason Sides 7s (7) 4. Cody Gardner 88R (5) 5. Rick Pringle 38 (1) 6. Harli White 17w (6) 7. Joey Schmidt 1s (3) DNS – Matthew Bauldwin 43

Bauldwin had issues in hot laps and didn’t make the call. Schmidt spun before a lap could be completed. Reutzel led the distance. R. Pringle was riding second, but at the halfway point, both Shaffer and Sides shot by him into second and third in probably the stoutest of the eight heats. C. Gardner claimed fourth on the last lap.

Heat three (started): 1. Terry McCarl 24 (6) 2. Dakota Gaines D6 (3) 3. Brian Bell 23B (8) 4. Jamie Ball 5J (2) 5. Jordan Thomas 79 (1) 6. Brandon Hinkle 21B (4) 7. Ronny Howard 44 (7) 8. Alex Hill 77x (5)

Thomas led Gaines and Ball early. Contact with Bell flattened Hill’s right rear tire with four laps down. Thomas led Gaines, Ball, McCarl and B. Hinkle back to green. Thomas went over the top of turn two on the restart. With seven laps down, B. Hinkle got over the berm as well. Gaines inherited the lead over Ball and McCarl. McCarl quickly moved into second, and after stalking Gaines, passed him for the lead on the last lap. Bell finished a good run from eighth by passing Ball for third on the last circuit as well.

Heat four (started): 1. AG Rains 3 (4) 2. Trey Starks 23 (6) 3. Howard Moore 40 (3) 4. Jason Keith 10c (7) 5. Shawn Dancer 49 (2) 6. Charlie Louden X (1) 7. Tommy Snellgrove 4 (5)

Louden led lap one over Dancer and Rains. Rains picked off Dancer on lap two and Louden for the lead on lap three. Starks was on the move as well, snagging third from Dancer on lap four, and second from Louden on lap five. Moore also got by Louden to move into third on lap six.

Heat five (started): 1. Tony Bruce Jr. 86 (2) 2. Chad Kemenah 10H (4) 3. Coleman Gulick 14 (1) 4. Mark Smith M1 (5) 5. Derek Hagar 9JR (7) 6. Andy Shouse 27 (3) 7. Kevin Hinkle 21 (6)

Bruce led throughout and pulled away in the closing stages. Gulick ran a strong race, but was overtaken by Kemenah on the fourth lap.

Heat six (started): 1. Claud Estes III 74E (1) 2. Max Stambaugh 5m (2) 3. Spencer Bayston 39 (3) 4. Jeremy Middleton 15J (4) 5. Brad Bowden 59 (5) 6. Brandon Long 2K (7) 7. Brandon Stevenson 29 (6)

Estes led from flag to flag. The race was for second. Stambaugh, who ran low and Bayston who ran the middle groove exchanged the spot four times before Stambaugh captured it on the white flag lap.

Heat seven (started): 1. Sheldon Haudenschild 31B (1) 2. Jordon Mallett 14m (2) 3. Parker Price-Miller 2 (4) 4. Joe B. Miller 51B (7) 5. TJ Michael 8m (6) 6. Dustin Homan 10 (5) 7. Johnny Gardner 31G (3)

S. Haudenschild led the distance and pulled away at the finish. Price-Miller and J.B. Miller had a good race for third. They traded the spot on laps three and four and again on the final circuit when PPM took control.

Heat eight (started): 1. Zach Pringle 8z (7) 2. Robbie Standridge 17* (2) 3. Shane Stewart 88s (6) 4. Kevin Ramey 91 (3) 5. Andy McElhannon 42 (5) 6. Jeff Masson 15* (4) 7. Joseph Miller 30 (1)

Standridge led J. Miller and Ramey early on. Stewart was riding the cushion and took third form ramey on lap three. His run continued into second and by J. Miller on lap four. Z. Pringle brought the crowd to its feet after starting scratch and climbing to third by lap five. A yellow with seven laps in the books tightened things with Standridge leading Stewart, Z. Pringle, Ramey and J. Miller. J. Miller spun after the restart, with McElhannon also involved. Z. Pringle made the last three laps count, getting under Stewart for second and Standridge for the win on the last lap. The moves were good enough to give him high point honors heading into the Qualifiers.

Qualifier one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Stewart (3*) 2. Bruce (4*) 3. Bell (5*) 4. Gulick (8*) 5. Z. Pringle (6*) 6. Stambaugh (1) 7. Moore (7) 8. McElhannon (10) 9. Ramey (9) 10. Gaines (2)

10-lap Qualifiers took the top 14 in combined Heat/Qualifier points to the feature. Stambaugh led Gaines and Stewart at the outset. Gaines spun in turn one and Gulick got airborne over the turn two berm to avoid him. Incredibly, he was able to restart at the tail. Stewart inherited second on the caution and disposed of Stambaugh on lap three for the lead and eventually the win. Gaines spun a second time with four laps down, ending his night. Stewart led Stambaugh, Bruce, Bell and Z. Pringle back to green. Two laps later, Bruce got by Stambaugh for second. Bell followed into third, as did Gulick, who came back from the tail to finish fourth.

Qualifier two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Skinner (2*) 2. Mallett (1*) 3. McCarl (6*) 4. Westbrook (4) 5. Sides (5) 6. Bayston (7) 7. Estes (3) 8. Michael (9) 9. Long (10) 10. Hulsey (8)

Mallett led early over Skinner and McCarl. Skinner grabbed the lead on the high side, as he and Mallett, who ran low, waged a good battle all race long.

Qualifier three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Shaffer (4*) 2. Standridge (1*) 3. Hagar (8*) 4. Keith (2) 5. Cornell (5) 6. Rains (6) 7. C. Gardner (7) 8. S. Haudenschild (3) 9. Ball (9) 10. Dancer (10)

Keith led Standridge and Shaffer in a three-way battle for the lead early. S. Haudenschild briefly took third on lap two, before Shaffer reclaimed it a circuit later. Shaffer’s run continued by Standridge and Keith to take the lead on lap four. S. Haudenschild backed his car over the turn three berm with four laps to go. Shaffer held the lead for the win on the restart, while Hagar took third from Keith on lap eight.

Qualifier four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Price-Miller (1*) 2. Kemenah (4*) 3. M. Smith (7*) 4. J.B. Miller (2) 5. Bubak (3) 6. Starks (6) 7. Reutzel (5) 8. Middleton (8) 9. Bowden (9) DNS – R. Pringle

Price-Miller led J.B. Miller and Kemenah early. Bowden exited immediately when his top wing collapsed. Kemenah shot by J. B. Miller for second lan lap five, whilte M. Smith finished a good run from row four, by taking third with two to go.

C main one (started): 1. Thomas (1) 2. Shouse (2) 3. Mooney (6) / 4. Schmidt (7) 5. Bauldwin (8) 6. B. Hinkle (3) 7. Louden (5) 8. Stevenson (4) 9. Hill (9) DNS – H. White

12-lap C’s took the top three to the back of the B’s. The track was tilled on the extreme top and bottom, but not in the middle where it would eventually yield rubber. Thomas led Shouse on lap one, before contact from Bell sent Stevenson into a broadside of Louden. Both of those cars were done. Hill exited as well. Thomas led Shouse, B. Hinkle, Mooney and Schmidt back to green. Mooney came to a stop on lap three to bring another caution. Bauldwin shot by B. Hinkle for third on the restart. The last yellow of the race came when Mooney took out Bauldwin with his right rear for the last transfer. Bauldwin was able to salvage fifth, but was unhappy with Mooney.

C main two (started): 1. Snellgrove (6) 2. Howard (4) 3. Wester (1) / 4. J. Gardner (7) 5. D. White (9) 6. K. Hinkle (5) 7. J. Miller (8) 8. Masson (3) DQ – Homan (tech, crossed 1st)

Masson spun in turn four before a lap could get in. Homan led Wester and Howard early. Masson spun a second time, ending his night with three laps to go. Homan led Wester, Howard and D. White back to green. Snellgrove was the mover on the restart, hitting the high line to go from sixth to second. Howard maintained third ahead of Wester. That all changed when Homan was DQed for not passing postrace tech. Snellgrove inherited the win and Wester the final transfer.

B main one (started): 1. Sides (2) 2. Westbrook (1) 3. Cornell (3) / 4. Reutzel (5) 5. J. B. Miller (3) 6. Moore (7) 7. Michael (9) 8. C. Gardner (8) 9. Ball (11) 10. Shouse (15) 11. Dancer (13) 12. Estes (6) 13. Thomas (14) 14. Gaines (10) 15. Mooney (16) 16. Hulsey (12)

12-lap B’s took the top three to the back of the A. Westbrook led Sides and Cornell early. Not much changed up front, but Sides did get a run on Westbrook on lap seven and went on to win.

B main two (started): 1. Starks (2) 2. Keith (3) 3. Bayston (5) / 4. S. Haudenschild (7) 5. Rains (1) 6. McElhannon (8) 7. Bubak (4) 8. Stambaugh (6) 9. Ramey (10) 10. Bowden (12) 11. Howard (11) 12. Snellgrove (14) 13. Long (9) 14. Wester (13) DNS – Middleton, R. Pringle

Starks led early over Rains and Keith. On the second lap, Keith was able to sneak by Rains for second. Bayston would battle hard with Rains for several laps before grabbing the last transfer spot with four to go. Starks ran and hid, while S. Haudenschild made a late play for third that fell short.

A main (started): 1. Shaffer (2) 2. Bell (5) 3. McCarl (1) 4. Bruce (4) 5. Hagar (9) 6. Stewart (3) 7. M. Smith (11) 8. Z. Pringle (6) 9. Kemenah (7) 10. Price-Miller (10) 11. Standridge (13) 12. Sides (15) 13. Starks (16) 14. Skinner (8) 15. Gulick (14) 16. Cornell (19) 17. Keith (18) 18. Westbrook (17) 19. Bayston (20) 20. Mallett (12)

Shaffer jumped to the lead early in the 25-lapper with McCarl and Bell, up from fifth, in tow. Bell would surge by McCarl for second on the second lap and the lead trio would never change. Bruce settled into fourth, while Hagar was fifth by lap four. Shaffer entered lapped traffic on lap ten, about when the rubber hit the middle of the track surface. From there, there wasn’t much movement the rest of the way. Shaffer, Bell and McCarl joined Sammy Swindell, Tim Crawley and Jason Johnson as drivers locked into Saturday’s $15,000 to win finale.

 

 

 

11/3/16

I-30 Speedway

Little Rock, AR

Short Track Nationals Night #1

62 cars

Heat one (started): 1. Shawn Dancer 49 (2) 2. Parker Price-Miller 2 (1) 3. Mark Smith M1 (4) 4. Aaron Reutzel 87 (5) 5. Brandon Hinkle 21B (7) 6. Ronny Howard 44 (3) 7. Claud Estes III 74E (8) 8. Tommy Snellgrove 4 (6)

Heats were ten laps in distance. The top 40 in passing points qualified for four Qualifiers with an invert of six spots in each. Dancer led the distance in a race that saw the lead trio make a little contact with each other on the way. The track was as good as we’ve seen it for the Short Track Nationals in some time. Both ends lent multiple grooves, with holes in one and three adding some flavor as well.

Heat two (started): 1. Joey Schmidt 1s (1) 2. Rick Pringle 38 (2) 3. Tim Shaffer 49x (3) 4. Johnny Gardner 31G (7) 5. Dylan Westbrook 47x (8) 6. Kevin Hinkle 21 (6) 7. Dustin Homan 10 (5) 8. Joseph Miller 30 (4)

Schmidt led R. Pringle and J. Gardner (from 7th) at the completion of lap one. At that point, Miller came to a stop on the frontstretch. Shaffer used the restart to work by J. Gardner for the third spot after a slow start. Homan exited early.

Heat three (started): 1. Sammy Swindell 3s (4) 2. Jeremy Middleton 15J (2) 3. Chad Kemenah 10H (8) 4. Kevin Ramey 91 (7) 5. Brandon Long 2K (6) 6. Robbie Standridge 17* (5) 7. Jason Keith 10c (1) 8. Tony Bruce Jr. 86 (3)

When Keith slowed with a flat right rear tire in turn four, Bruce couldn’t avoid him and tipped over after a hotly contested start. Both were done. Swindell narrowly avoided the mess and led Middleton and Standridge back to green. Long jumped the berm and did all but get upside down on lap five, bringing another caution. Kemenah completed a good run on the restart, getting by Standridge for third.

Heat four (started): 1. Ernie Ainsworth 91A (4) 2. Jason Johnson 41 (2) 3. Shane Stewart 88s (5) 4. Marshall Skinner 26 (6) 5. Andy McElhannon 42 (8) 6. Jake Bubak 9x (3) 7. Jonathan Cornell 28 (7) 8. Dakota Gaines D6 (1)

Gaines took a hard right into J. Johnson on the frontstretch when the green fell. Both avoided further disaster, but Ainsworth sniped the lead ahead of J. Johnson, who recovered nicely, and Bubak. Stewart worked by Bubak on lap five for third. Skinner and McElhannon bested Bubak in some intense action in the late stages.

Heat five (started): 1. Tim Crawley 88 (7) 2. Zach Pringle 8z (3) 3. Howard Moore 40 (5) 4. Jordon Mallett 14m (8) 5. Dale Wester 12w (2) 6. CJ Hulsey 77c (1) 7. Coleman Gulick 14 (6) 8. Cody Gardner 88R (4)

In probably the most interesting heat of the night, contact from Wester sent Hulsey into a spin before a lap could be completed. Z. Pringle inherited the pole, and took the early lead over Moore and Gulick. With C. Gardner and Crawley (from 7th) entering the lead trio, a 4-wide entry into turn three saw only three make it to turn four. Contact from Crawley sent C. Gardner limping to the infield with a broken front end. Mallett spun on lap three, bringing a caution. Z. Pringle led Moore, Gulick, Wester and Crawley back to green. Gulick looked good on the cushion shooting into second, while Crawley took fourth. Crawley would then snatch third from Moore on lap five. A circuit later, Gulick was challenging for the lead on the high side of one when he smacked the wall hard on entry. He would limp to the pits. Crawley inherited second and shot by Z. Pringle for the lead on the restart.

Heat six (started): 1. Max Stambaugh 5m (2) 2. Jamie Ball 5J (1) 3. Derek Hagar 9JR (4) 4. Spencer Bayston 39 (5) 5. Jordan Thomas 79 (3) 6. Forrest Sutherland 85 (6) 7. Terry McCarl 24 (7) 8. Trey Starks 23 (8)

Stambaugh led the distance in a mostly single-file non-stop affair.

Heat seven (started): 1. Andy Shouse 27 (4) 2. Charlie Loudon X (5) 3. Jason Sides 7s (3) 4. Joe B. Miller 51B (6) 5. Bard Bowden 59 (7) 6. Jamey Mooney 69 (1) 7. Jeff Masson 15* (2)

The front row of Masson and Mooney came together on the start, sending this one into a wincing trip into turn one. Shouse emerged with the lead ahead of Louden and J.B. Miller. Sides brought a fierce battle to Miller for third, eventually prevailing on lap six.

Heat eight (started): 1. Brian Bell 23B (4) 2. Sheldon Haudenschild 31B (1) 3. Harli White 17w (5) 4. Alex Hill 77x (7) 5. Dewayne White 10K (3) 6. Matthew Bauldwin 43 (6) DQ (nose wing, crossed third) Brandon Stevenson 29 (2)

Haudenschild led Bell and Stevenson most of the way. On the last lap, Bell pulled a slider on the leader in turn two and made it stick, stealing the win. Stevenson crossed third, but was DQed for having his nose wing too far forward after the race.

Qualifier one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. J. Johnson (1*) 2. Crawley (6*) 3. Reutzel (9*) 4. Smith (7*) 5. Ramey (2) 6. Westbrook (8) 7. Long (10) 8. Stambaugh (4) 9. Bell (5) 10. Stewart (3)

The Qualifiers were 10 laps in distance and took the top 14 in combined passing points from the heat and the Qualifier to the A. This was probably the most stout of the four. Reutzel shot over the berm in turn one when the green flew and came to a stop before a lap was completed. J. Johnson led Ramey and Bell in the early stages. Bell overtook Ramey for second on lap three squeezing between him and the turn four wall. Crawley went into third at the same time on the low side. Stewart would slow with six laps in and retire. J. Johnson led Bell, Crawley, Ramey and Reutzel back to green. A lap in, Bell caught a rut and flipped in turn four. J. Johnson kept his lead over Crawley, who was high point man for the night, while Reutzel completed his run back from the tail in third.

Qualifier two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Price-Miller (1*) 2. Hill (2*) 3. Moore 40 (3) 4. Swindell (6*) 5. Kemenah (5) 6. Bayston (9) 7. Cornell (10) 8. Hagar (7) 9. Schmidt (4) 10. McElhannon (8)

Price-Miller led Hill and Schmidt on lap one. Schmidt spun in turn three while running second and collected a fourth running McElhannon. Both were done. Price-Miller continued to pull away, while Moore inherited third. Swindell shot by Kemenah late for fourth.

Qualifier three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Ball (1*) 2. H. White (3*) 3. R. Pringle (2) 4. Ainsworth (6*) 5. Mallett (4) 6. Louden (5) 7. Shaffer (8) 8. Thomas (10) 9. Skinner (7) 10. B. Hinkle (9)

Ball led the distance. H. White snatched third from R. Pringle on lap six. Ainsworth looked strong, working by Mallett and Louden and coming just short at the line of R. Pringle for third.

Qualifier four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Haudenschild (1*) 2. Z. Pringle (4*) 3. Middleton (2) 4. Sides (8*) 5. Shouse (6*) 6. J.B. Miller (7) 7. Dancer (5) 8. J. Gardner (3) 9. D. White (10) 10. Bowden (9)

Haudenschild led green to checker. Z. Pringle worked by Middleton for second with four to go. Sides used a good patient start to work under Dancer and J. Gardner in turn four on lap one.

C main one (started): 1. Sutherland (2) 2. Standridge (3) 3. Bubak (7) / 4. Bruce (10) 5. Wester (1) 6. Howard (4) 7. J. Miller (8) 8. Masson (6) 9. Hulsey (5) 10. Keith (9) DNS – Gulick

The C mains were comprised of cars not making the Qualifiers. The 10-lappers took the top three to the back of the B mains. Sutherland led early over Wester and Standridge. On lap seven, Standridge surged by Wester for second. Things went smoothly until Hulsey flipped in turn one on the white flag lap. He was o.k. Sutherland maintained his lead on the restart, but Bubak used it to work by Wester to complete a good run for the final transfer after starting in row four.

C main two (started): 1. McCarl (4) 2. Bauldwin (2) 3. C. Gardner (10) / 4. Starks (7) 5. Estes (3) 6. Homan (6) 7. Stevenson (8) 8. K. Hinkle (1) 9. Mooney (5) 10. Gaines (9) DNS – Snellgrove

Bauldwin led McCarl and Homan early. Estes dispatched Homan for third on the lap two. McCarl, who got stronger as the night went on, worked over Bauldwin for the lead on lap six. Starks would get to the final transfer when he shot by Estes on lap seven. C. Gardner, who started last, was up to challenge Starks on lap nine. He rubbed Starks in turn four to take the final transfer spot. Starks showed his displeasure with the move after the checkers.

B main one (started): 1. Bayston (4) 2. Kemenah (1) 3. Shaffer (8) / 4. Louden (3) 5. J.B. Miller (6) 6. Skinner (11) 7. Hagar (9) 8. R. Pringle (2) 9. Ramey (5) 10. Sutherland (14) 11. Long (7) 12. Standridge (15) 13. B. Hinkle (13) 14. Bubak (16) 15. Schmidt (10) 16. McElhannon (12)

12-lap B mains would transfer the top three to the back of the feature. Schmidt would get sideways and over the turn two ledge. McElhannon corrected to avoid him and flipped. His second encounter of the night with Schmidt resulted in a brief meeting. Kemenah would grab the early lead over Louden and Bayston. Bayston, driving for Kevin Swindell, hit the cushion to take second from Loudon on lap two. He stalked Kemenah before shooting around him for the point on lap seven. Shaffer would run a strong race from outside row four to pass Louden with three to go for the final transfer, sending a pair of multi-time All Stars champs to the feature.

B main two (started): 1. H. Moore (1) 2. Middleton (2) 3. Cornell (8) / 4. Westbrook (4) 5. Bell (6) 6. Mallett (3) 7. Dancer (5) 8. Stewart (11) 9. McCarl (14) 10. Thomas (10) 11. Stambaugh (7) 12. C. Gardner (16) 13. J. Gardner (9) 14. D. White (12) 15. Bowden (13) 16. Bauldwin (15)

Moore led this non-stop event early over Middleton and Mallett. The lead trio stayed the same before Cornell worked his way up from eighth to work by Mallett on lap 11 for the final transfer. There was some contact in turn one that resulted in Mallett finishing with a flat left front tire.

A main (started): 1. Swindell (2) 2. Crawley (1) 3. J. Johnson (7) 4. Z. Pringle (4) 5. Reutzel (5) 6. Ainsworth (3) 7. H. White (6) 8. Shaffer (19) 9. Price-Miller (9) 10. Haudenschild (11) 11. Sides (14) 12. Bayston (15) 13. Moore (16) 14. Shouse (8) 15. Cornell (20) 16. Ball (10) 17. Middleton (18) 18. Hill (12) 19. Kemenah (17) 20. Smith (13)

With the track in perfect conditions, Crawley led the 25-lapper early over Swindell and Z. Pringle. Ball spun with a lap completed in what would prove to be the only caution. Crawley had dominated all night and looked strong out front. Swindell was securely in second, but the battled was on in the middle stages for the third and final lock-in position for Saturday night’s finale. J. Johnson, Z. Pringle and Reutzel went at it, with J. Johnson winning out. Swindell reeled in Crawley and got by to take the point in traffic on lap 12. Swindell proceeded as an explosion of sparks from his brakes hit on every lap in turns one and three. J. Johnson was gaining speed and passed Crawley with five laps to go. His momentum carried him closer and closer to the leader. On the last lap he dove under Swindell and a lapped car in turn one, however, he spun, doing a complete 360. Though he lost second to Crawley in the process, he joined the lead pair, all locked into Saturday’s finale. All three have tasted victory as a champion of the Short Track Nationals. Shaffer bears watching on Friday, as he earned hard-charger honors, going from 19th to eighth.

 

 

 

10/22/16

Salina Highbanks Speedway

Salina, OK

WoO

26 cars

This was my first trip to the Salina Highbanks. I was pleasantly surprised. This is a great facility with good food variety, a steakhouse, shuttles to the pits and back and more.

David Gravel (3rd car out to time) set quick time at 11.688 seconds for the second straight night on the banked oval measured just less than 3/8 mile. Shane Stewart (14th car out) was second quick, followed by Ian Madsen (2nd), Daryn Pittman (10th), Donny Schatz (8th), Logan Schuchart (11th), Joey Saldana (21st), Jason Johnson (4th), Jacob Allen (7th) and Brady Bacon (13th). Brad Sweet underwent an engine change after hot laps. Tasker Phillips timed on a sour motor that would keep him out of action for the rest of the night.

Heat one (started): 1. Gravel 5 (1) 2. Pittman 9 (2) 3. Saldana 83 (3) 4. Bacon 99 (4) 5. Jason Sides 7s (5) 6. Lynton Jeffrey 12 (6) / 7. Clyde Knipp 13 (8) 8. Wayne Johnson 2c (7) DNS – Tasker Phillips 7w

8-lap heats took the top six to the feature and the top two to the Dash. Gravel led the distance in this one in a mostly single-file affair on a still heavy track. W. Johnson pulled off early.

Heat two (started): 1. Stewart 2 (1) 2. Schatz 15 (2) 3. J. Johnson 41 (3) 4. Kerry Madsen 17w (4) 5. Johnny Herrera 45x (8) 6. Sammy Swindell 82 (6) / 7. RJ Johnson 71A (7) 8. Brett Wilson 53 (9) 9. Paul McMahan 7 (5)

Stewart led Schatz and J. Johnson early. McMahan was running fifth on lap four when he came to a stop. The top four remained the same, but Herrera moved past Swindell on the restart.

Heat three (started): 1. I. Madsen 18 (1) 2. Schuchart 1s (2) 3. Greg Wilson w20 (4) 4. Brad Sweet 49 (5) 5. Allen 1a (3) 6. Jeremy Schultz 5J (7) / 7. Matt Juhl 09 (6) 8. Matt Covington 95 (8)

Not much movement in this one after lap one.

Dash (started): 1. Pittman (1) 2. I. Madsen (2) 3. Gravel (4) 4. Stewart (3) 5. Schatz (5) 6. Schuchart (6)

Pittman dominated this 6-lapper that determined starting position in the feature.

B main (started): 1. McMahan (1) 2. Juhl (2) 3. W. Johnson (3) 4. RJ Johnson (4) 5. Covington (6) 6. Knipp (5) / 7. B. Wilson (7) DNS – Phillips

Phillips tried to start but couldn’t. McMahan led the distance in the 12-lapper with the top six tagging the tail of the A. The only one left out was B. Wilson who had an OCRS 360 under the hood.

A main (started): 1. Pittman (1) 2. Gravel (3) 3. J. Johnson (8) 4. I. Madsen (2) 5. Stewart (4) 6. Bacon (10) 7. Schatz (5) 8. Sweet (12) 9. Saldana (7) 10. Herrera (14) 11. G. Wilson (9) 12. Sides (13) 13. McMahan (19) 14. Swindell (17) 15. Jeffrey (16) 16. Covington (23) 17. Juhl (20) 18. Schultz (18) 19. K. Madsen (11) 20. Allen (15) 21. RJ Johnson (22) 22. Schuchart (6) 23. Knipp (24) 24. W. Johnson (21)

Pittman led I. Madsen and Stewart early in what would become a 31-lapper. Schuchart’s motor detonated while he was running eighth with seven laps down. Pittman led I. Madsen, Gravel, Stewart, Saldana and J. Johnson. Contact with another car caused Swindell to stop on the frontstretch on the restart. As the track blew off, more drivers changed their lines and started moving. J. Johnson gained fourth from Stewart on lap 21. Bacon found a lower line to get by Sweet, then Schatz for seventh, and Saldana for sixth on lap 23. Meanwhile, Pittman was cruising and had opened up a straightaway on Gravel. With a half lap to go for the leader, McMahan and K. Madsen contacted in a battle for tenth, sending the latter into a series of flips. He was uninjured. McMahan replaced a right rear tire and rejoined the field. Pittman led a green, white, checker restart ahead of Gravel, I. Madsen, J. Johnson, Stewart and Bacon. Gravel slid in front of the leader, but Pittman returned the favor in the next corner and led going away on the last lap. J. Johnson slid I. Madsen for third on the last circuit as well. Pittman’s win was his eighth of the year and worth $10,000. Covington was the hard-charger.

 

 

 

10/21/16

Lakeside Speedway

Kansas City, KS

WoO

26 cars

David Gravel (19th car out to time) set the standard in time trials on the 4/10-mile oval with a lap of 13.304 seconds. Brad Sweet (2nd car out) was second quick, followed by Daryn Pittman (12th), Joey Saldana (10th), Brian Brown (8th), Ian Madsen (6th), Logan Schuchart (18th), Jason Johnson (13th), Donny Schatz (5th) and Jason Sides (4th). Jacob Allen had issues in hot laps, as did Wayne Johnson, who broke a u-joint. Both made it back for qualifying. Glen Saville qualified on a sour sounding motor.

Heat one (started): 1. Gravel 5 (1) 2. Saldana 83 (2) 3. Sides 7s (4) 4. Schuchart 1s (3) 5. Sammy Swindell 82 (5) 6. Matt Juhl 09 (7) / 7. Kameron Key 21x (9) 8. Tasker Phillips 7w (6) 9. Matt Covington 95 (8)

This 8-lapper was a crazy start to the night. Gravel jumped out ahead of Saldana and Schuchart. With a lap in the books, Phillips made contact with Covington, bending the left rear wheel on the #95. Sides worked by Schuchart for third on the restart. Phillips would hit the wall hard in turn three with two laps down, ending his night. Gravel was the lcass of the field, and Saldana joined him in the Dash. The top six transferred to the feature.

Heat two (started): 1. Brown 21 (2) 2. Sweet 49 (1) 3. Paul McMahan 7 (5) 4. Greg Wilson w20 (7) 5. Lynton Jeffrey 12 (6) 6. Clyde Knipp 13 (8) / 7. Stewart 2 (4) 8. J. Johnson 41 (3) DNS – Glen Saville 75

Before a lap could be completed Stewart slid into J. Johnson in turn three sending the Ragin’ Cajun upside down. The #41 team would bring the backup out for the B. Brown stormed to the lead ahead of Stewart and Sweet in the early going. Stewart would surrender the second spot when he shelled a rear-end with five laps down, joining J. Johnson in the B. Brown used the high side to pull away again for the win with Sweet in tow.

Heat three (started): 1. Pittman 9 (1) 2. I. Madsen 18 (2) 3. Kerry Madsen 17w (4) 4. Schatz 15 (3) 5. Jacob Allen 1a (5) 6. RJ Johnson 71A (6) / 7. Jeremy Schultz 5J (8) 8. Wayne Johnson 2c (7)

Pittman led I. Madsen for the distance. K. Madsen got around Schatz at the beginning and held him off the rest of the way for third.

Dash (started): 1. Sweet (2) 2. I. Madsen (1) 3. Pittman (4) 4. Saldana (3) 5. Gravel (6) 6. Brown (5)

An invert of six was drawn for the Dash. I. Madsen led Sweet and Pittman early. Brown spun with two laps down. I. Madsen chose the inside line on the double-file restart ahead of Sweet, Pittman and Saldana. Brown, who restarted at the tail, roared by Gravel for fifth and had a head of steam on Pittman heading into turn three. He ducked under him and got on the binders to avoid contact, backing it into the wall. He would retire. Sweet jumped to the point on that restart and led the rest of the way.

B main (started): 1. Stewart (1) 2. J. Johnson (6) 3. W. Johnson (3) 4. Covington (2) 5. Schultz (5) 6. Key (4) / 7. Saville (7) DNS – Phillips

A 12-lap B was run with the seven cars to take six transfers to the A. The drama was over six laps in when Saville pulled to the infield. Stewart led Covington early, but W. Johnson took second on lap two. J. Johnson was on the move in his backup mount, grabbing third from Covington on lap three, and second from W. Johnson on lap nine.

A main (started): 1. Sweet (1) 2. Pittman (3) 3. Schuchart (10) 4. Saldana (4) 5. Stewart (19) 6. Schatz (12) 7. K. Madsen (9) 8. Sweindell (13) 9. Wilson (11) 10. W. Johnson (21) 11. J. Johnson (20) 12. Sides (7) 13. Juhl (18) 14. Allen (15) 15. Schultz (23) 16. RJ Johnson (16) 17. Knipp (17) 18. I. Madsen (2) 19. Brown (6) 20. McMahan (8) 21. Gravel (5) 22. Jeffrey (14) 23. Covington (22) 24. Key (24)

The 30-lapper began with I. Madsen leading Sweet and Saldana. Key slowed with three laps in the books bringing a caution. J. Johnson went to the work area as well and rejoined the field. I. Madsen chose the outside line on the restart, ahead of Sweet, Saldana, Pittman, Gravel and Brown. Lap four saw an unbelievable move, when Saldana and Sweet made a sandwich of the leader. Both made contact with I. Madsen in turn four as they went by. Saldana emerged with the lead. Covington stopped on lap five bringing another yellow. Saldana chose the outside line on the restart, ahead of Seet, I. Madsen, Pittman, Gravel and Brown. Brown shot up to fifth on the restart and then took fourth from Pittman on lap seven. Meanwhile, Schatz was moving into the top five from his 12th starting spot. He won from 10th here in 2015. At that point, Gravel got into the turn three wall and flipped wildly. He was uninjured. Saldana chose the inside line this time, ahead of Sweet, I. Madsen, Brown, Pittman and Schatz. Pittman shot under I. Madsen and Brown into third when the green fell. Sweet remained on Saldana’s bumper and pulled a slider to lead lap 13. Brown, I. Madsen and Schatz had a wild battle for fourth going when McMahan slowed on lap 15. Pittman went by Saldana for second on that restart, while Schuchart emerged in the top five. He slid under Brown in a pass for fourth on lap 19 in turn two. Brown kept his line on the cushion but ran out of room when Schuchart’s right rear made heavy contact, breaking his front end. The final restart saw Sweet choose the inside line over Pittman, Saldana, Schuchart and I. Madsen. Schuchart would go by Saldana for third on lap 24. I. Madsen would surrender his top five run when he pulled off with two to go. Sweet would hold onto the win. Stewart rounded out the top five at the checkers after coming from the B.

 

 

 

10/15/16

Port Royal Speedway

Port Royal, PA

WoO

46 cars

Two groups of qualifying were used for the large field. No one had their momentum up enough on their first lap, so basically, drivers had one lap, their second to establish their quicker time. All set their quicker time on the second go-around. For the second night in a row, Logan Schuchart (2nd car out to time) set quick time in his group at 15.278 seconds. Donny Schatz (12th car out) was second quick, followed by Dylan Cisney (7th), Brad Sweet (18th), Jacob Allen (19th), Kerry Madsen (1st), Danny Holtgraver (9th), Joey Saldana (15th), Stevie Smith (21st) and Shane Stewart (23rd).

Lucas Wolfe (14th car out) set the fastest time in his group. Daryn Pittman (9th) was second quick, followed by Greg Hodnett (5th), David Gravel (4th), Brian Brown (20th), Dale Blaney (15th), Jason Sides (19th), Lance Dewease (7th), Bill Balog (23rd) and Jason Johnson (17th).

Heat one (started): 1. Schuchart 1s (1) 2. Holtgraver 70 (4) 3. Cisney 5c (2) 4. S. Smith 51 (5) 5. Paul McMahan 7 (6) / 6. Logan Wagner 7w (8) 7. Doug Esh 07 (7) 8. Kody Lehman 47K (11) 9. Dustin Baney 24B (12) 10. Allen 1a (3) 11. Ryan Taylor 20 (9) 12. Paige Polyak 19 (10)

8 lap heats took the top two to the Dash and the top five to the feature. Schuchart led the distance. Cisney looked to be comfortably in the second Dash spot until Polyak stopped to bring out a lap five caution. On the restart, the field stacked up. Contact sent Allen and Taylor upside down and out. Schuchart chose the inside line on the restart, ahead of Cisney, Holtgraver, McMahan and S. Smith. S. Smith would work by McMahan for fourth with two to go. Holtgraver stalked Cisney, until the latter slid up the track in turn two on the last lap, and he shot by for a Dash spot.

Heat two (started): 1. Schatz 15 (1) 2. Sweet 49 (2) 3. Saldana 83 (4) 4. Brent Marks 19M (8) 5. Stewart 2 (5) / 6. K. Madsen 17w (3) 7. Dave Blaney 71m (6) 8. Clyde Knipp 13 (7) 9. Curt Stroup 33 (10) 10. RJ Johnson 71A (11) 11. Danny Dietrich 48 (9)

Schatz led the distance head of Sweet and Saldana. Marks used an incredible start to ride the turn one and two cushion from eighth to fourth. Dietrich slowed with a flat left front and retired. Stewart used the restart to get by K. Madsen for the final transfer.

Heat three (started): 1. Wolfe 1 (1) 2. Hodnett 27 (2) 3. Brown 21 (3) 4. Sides 7s (4) 5. TJ Stutts 88 (6) / 6. Balog 17B (5) 7. Brock Zearfoss 3z (10) 8. Greg Wilson w20 (8) 9. Ryan Smith 94 (7) 10. Tim Shaffer 13x (12) 11. Trenton Sheaffer 8s (9) 12. Craig Dollansky 49x (11)

Wolfe led the mostly single-file affair from flag to flag despite some pressure on the low side from Hodnett.

Heat four (started): 1. Pittman 9 (1) 2. Gravel 5 (2) 3. Dewease 69K (4) 4. Dale Blaney 1B (3) 5. J. Johnson 41 (5) / 6. Davey Sammons 747 (6) 7. Steve Buckwalter 17BX (7) 8. Mark Smith M1 (8) 9. Mike Wagner 55 (10) 10. Joey Hershey 44 (9) DNS – Aaron Ott 25

Pittman led the distance in another race with minimal passing.

C main (started): 1. Zearfoss (1) 2. M. Wagner (2) / 3. Stroup (3) 4. Dollansky (4) 5. Lehman (5) 6. RJ Johnson (7) 7. Baney (8) 8. Hershey (6) DNS – Dietrich, Polyak, Shaffer, Ott

Not much movement in this 10-lapper that took the top two to the back of the B.

Dash (started): 1. Wolfe (2) 2. Schuchart (1) 3. Schatz (3) 4. Hodnett (6) 5. Pittman (4) 6. Gravel (8) 7. Sweet (7) 8. Holtgraver (5)

Wolfe won going away in the 6-lapper. Hodnett was a primary mover from outside row three. He grabbed fourth from Pittman on lap two. Gravel also improved a row in his starting position for the A.

B main (started): 1. Allen (1) 2. Balog (2) 3. K. Madsen (3) 4. Buckwalter (8) / 5. Esh (7) 6. R. Smith (6) 7. L. Wagner (11) 8. Sammons (4) 9. M. Wagner (14) 10. Zearfoss (15) 11. Wilson (10) 12. Knipp (9) 13. Sheaffer (12) 14. Dave Blaney (5) 15. Taylor (13) DNS – M. Smith

Allen led Balog, Sammons and Madsen early in the 12-lapper. Madsen snagged third from Sammons on lap two and Buckwalter followed, taking fourth on lap three. Sheaffer brought the only caution when he stopped on lap eight. The lead four, Allen, Balog, Madsen and Buckwalter had left the rest behind with no challenge. Esh tried to pressure late for the final transfer without success.

A main (started): 1. Schuchart (2) 2. Hodnett (4) 3. Schatz (3) 4. Wolfe (1) 5. Dewease (12) 6. Brown (10) 7. Gravel (6) 8. Pittman (5) 9. Sweet (7) 10. Saldana (11) 11. S. Smith (13) 12. Marks (15) 13. Stewart (19) 14. Madsen (23) 15. Holtgraver (8) 16. Dale Blaney (16) 17. J. Johnson (20) 18. Cisney (9) 19. McMahan (17) 20. Sides (14) 21. Stutts (18) 22. Allen (21) 23. Buckwalter (24) 24. Balog (22) 25. Zearfoss (25, prov.)

Wolfe would lead the 30-lapper early over Schuchart, Hodnett and Schatz. Zearfoss spun with two laps in. Wolfe chose the inside line on the double-file restart, ahead of Schuchart, Hodnett, Schatz, Gravel and Pittman. Schuchart carried momentum in one and two to take the point. Schatz worked by Hodnett into third. By lap ten, Schuchart’s lead had grown to a straightaway. Stutts spun one lap short of the halfway point, bringing the final caution. It erased a two second lead for Schuchart, who would now take the green ahead of Wolfe, Schatz, Hodnett, Pittman and a surging Brown, who was making his first ever start at the Port. Hodnett jumped by Schatz to reclaim third on the restart, while Brown rode to fifth. On lap 16, Brown cruised by Schatz into fourth. The leader entered lapped traffic on lap 20, and continued to decimate the field. Four laps later, Schatz won a good battle with Brown to reclaim the fourth spot. Meanwhile, Hodnett was starting to roll on the bottom, gaining second from Wolfe on lap 26. Schatz would close fast as well gaining third from Wolfe on the white flag lap. Dewease showed late speed to grab a top five from Brown. Madsen was the hard-charger. Schuchart’s win was the second in his career both with the World of Outlaws (his first came at Cedar Lake in July) and at the Port.

 

 

 

10/15/16

Williams Grove Speedway

Mechanicsburg, PA

Williams Grove Open

WoO

48 cars

Two groups of qualifying were set on a pretty heavy surface. Tim Wagaman (second car out to time) set the standard in the first group at 16.314 seconds. Brad Sweet (9th car out) was second quick, followed by Dave Blaney (10th), Jason Sides (11th), Donny Schatz (15th), Greg Hodnett (19th), Kerry Madsen (16th), Lucas Wolfe (12th) and TJ Stutts (3rd). Aaron Ott had a left side wing panel issue slowing his time. Alan Krimes had motor issues and scratched for the night.

Logan Schuchart (3rd car out) was quickest in the second group at 16.316 seconds. He was followed by Joey Saldana (10th), Danny Dietrich (5th), Lance Dewease (3rd), Daryn Pittman (19th), Brian Brown (8th), David Gravel (13th), Danny Holtgraver (18th), Stevie Smith (14th) and Dale Blaney (21st).

Heat one (started): 1. Dave Blaney 71m (2) 2. Schatz 15 (3) 3. Wagaman 1T (1) 4. Madsen 17w (4) 5. Freddie Rahmer 51 (6) / 6. Stutts 88 (5) 7. Mark Smith M1 (8) 8. Tim Shaffer 13x (10) 9. Paige Polyak 19 (7) 10. Tim Glatfelter 69 (9) 11. RJ Johnson 71A (11) DNS – Alan Krimes 87

Blaney led the distance in the 8-lapper that took the top five to the feature. Surprise quick timer Wagaman held off Schatz for the final transfer for four laps, but Schatz was able to shoot by him on the low side of turn four.

Heat two (started): 1. Sweet 49 (1) 2. Sides 7s (2) 3. Hodnett 27 (3) 4. Wolfe 1 (4) 5. Shane Stewart 2 (6) / 6. Aaron Ott 25 (7) 7. Chase Dietz 5G (9) 8. Greg Wilson w20 (10) 9. Jacob Allen 1a (5) 10. Clyde Knipp 13 (12) 11. Chad Trout 1x (11) 12. Cory Haas 11c (8)

Sweet led the distance. Dietz came to a stop with on lap in the books. On the double-file restart, Ott was in the seventh spot. He had a run down the frontstretch and helped Stewart out of the way, grabbing the fifth and final transfer. The trade-off was a collapsed left side panel. Stewart rebounded from the contact and battled back from seventh. On the last lap, in turn two, he would roar back by Ott for fifth.

Heat three (started): 1. Gravel 5 (4) 2. Dietrich 48 (2) 3. Schuchart 1s (1) 4. Pittman 9 (3) 5. Paul McMahan 7 (6) / 6. Stevie Smith 51s (5) 7. Brent Marks 19m (9) 8. Ryan Smith 94 (10) 9. Bill Balog 17B (8) 10. Doug Esh 07 (7) 11. Logan Wagner 7w (11) 12. Craig Dollansky 49x (12)

Gravel stormed from fourth and stomped the field in this one. Dietrich held onto the second Dash spot. The best battle was for fourth, which Pittman won with a pass of McMahan on lap six.

Heat four (started): 1. Saldana 83 (1) 2. Dewease 69K (2) 3. Brown 21 (3) 4. Dale Blaney 1B (5) 5. Holtgraver 70 (4) / 6. Brian Montieth 21P (8) 7. Jason Johnson 41 (7) 8. Steve Buckwalter 17BX (6) 9. Brock Zearfoss 3z (9) 10. Troy Fraker 12w (12) 11. Rodney Westhafer 44w (10) 12. Nicole Bower 75 (11)

Saldana led the distance in a mostly single-file affair. Montieth made a late bid for the final transfer that came up short.

C main (started): 1. Shaffer (1) 2. R. Smith (4) / 3. Zearfoss (2) 4. Wagner (6) 5. Wilson (3) 6. Trout (11) 7. RJ Johnson (7) 8. Knipp (9) 9. Fraker (12) 10. Dollansky (10) 11. Glatfelter (5) 12. Bower (8) DNS – Westhafer

Bower stopped before a lap could be completed. That allowed Trout, who didn’t make the initial start, to tag the tail. Shaffer led the 10-lapper early over Zearfoss and R. Smith. Shaffer would maintain his lead, but a fierce battle for the second and final transfer to the B ensued. R. Smith would win the spot from Zearfoss on lap six.

Dash (started): 1. Saldana (1) 2. Sweet (2) 3. Gravel (3) 4. Schatz (5) 5. Dave Blaney (4) 6. Dietrich (6) 7. Dewease (8) 8. Sides (7)

Not much movement in this 6-lapper, though Schatz gained a row for his starting spot in the finale.

B main (started): 1. Stutts (1) 2. S. Smith (2) 3. Esh (6) 4. J. Johnson (8) / 5. Buckwalter (4) 6. Haas (11) 7. Marks (14) 8. Montieth (12) 9. Dietz (13) 10. M. Smith (9) 11. Allen (3) 12. R. Smith (16) 13. Balog (10) 14. Polyak (5) 15. Ott (7) 16. Shaffer (15)

Stutts led early in the 12-lapper over S. Smith, Esh who moved up from sixth and Buckwalter. J. Johnson worked his way by Buckwalter for the final transfer on lap nine. Polyak lost a top wing side panel on lap nine. Stutts picked the inside line on the restart, ahead of S. Smith, Esh, J. Johnson and Buckwalter. Buckwalter gained back the fourth spot briefly on lap ten, but J. Johnson would hold on.

A main (started): 1. Dietrich (6) 2. Saldana (1) 3. Sweet (2) 4. Schatz (4) 5. Gravel (3) 6. Hodnett (11) 7. Pittman (14) 8. Schuchart (10) 9. Dewease (7) 10. Sides (8) 11. Dale Blaney (16) 12. Brown (12) 13. Rahmer (17) 14. S. Smith (22) 15. Esh (23) 16. J. Johnson (24) 17. Madsen (13) 18. Stewart (19) 19. Wolfe (15) 20. Wagaman (9) 21. Stutz (21) 22. Dave Blaney (5) 23. Montieth (25. prov.) 24. Holtgraver (20) 25. McMahan (18) 26. Haas (26, prov.)

Saldana walked away early in the 40-lapper over Sweet and Schatz. Gravel passed Dietrich for fourth on lap four. Sweet reeled in Saldana in traffic and would lead a lap on the 15th circuit. Saldana would reclaim the point, and Schatz would shoot under Sweet for second on lap 19. Dietrich’s car began to respond at the halfway point and he took third from Sweet on lap 21. When Esh lost his right front wheel on lap 23, it brought the first caution. The red was thrown for fuel. Saldana chose the inside line over Schatz, Dietrich, Sweet, Schuchart and Gravel on the restart. Dietrich was able to shoot by Schatz for second before a yellow flew for Stewart. Sweet got by Schatz on that restart. Dave Blaney spun on lap 26, bringing another yellow. Dietrich passed Saldana for the lead on the restart as Beer Hill came to its feet. The pass was negated, however, by a turn three Montieth spin. The final fourteen laps went non-stop and all attention was on Dietrich’s pursuit of the leader. He would make a dive in turn four on lap 33 that fell short. He would keep Saldana in his sights, and with two laps to go, he rode the leader’s rear bumper into turn one. He emerged with the lead in turn two and went on to take home the $25,000 as the locals went wild!

 

 

10/1/2016

St. Francois County Raceway

Farmington, MO

21st Annual Queen’s Royale

NSL

38 cars

Sick of the rain in PA that caused the weekend at Williams Grove to be postponed, I put in a 13-hour drive to Farmington (sort of on the way home). It was well worth it. A one-lane track in Friday’s prelim yielded to heavier conditions and multiple grooves. The track here is unique, heading uphill into turn three and back down the frontstretch. The track has a “D” shape as well, and probably yields only to Williams Grove in its uniqueness and advantage to locals.

Parker Price-Miller (17th car out to time) set quick time at 11.728 seconds on the unique 3/8-mile oval. Kraig Kinser (8th car out) was second quick, followed by Howard Moore (5th), Ian Madsen (10th), Shane Golobic (18th), Jerrod Hull (3rd), Brian Brown (35th), Tim Montgomery (16th), Andy McElhannon (7th) and Jimmy Hurley (28th). Adam Parmeley had front-end issues and needed a tow in hot laps. He returned to record on lap of time trials.

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Robbie Standridge 17* (1) 2. Kent Buckley 87 (3*) 3. Danny Lasoski 2 (4*) 4. Price-Miller 2x (6*) 5. Hull 12 (5*) 6. Steve Short 10K (7) 7. Jeff Masson 15* (8) 8. Jimmy Bridgeman 14T (2)

Eight lap heat finish points were added to qualifying points, sending the top 16 in points to the A. Standridge led this one early over Buckley and Bridgeman. Lasoski disposed of Bridgeman on the second lap to take third. Hull moved into fourth on lap three, but Price-Miller took the spot after a restart for a stopped Bridgeman on lap three.

Heat two (started, #qualified for feature): 1. Dakota Hendrickson 10x (1) 2. Craig Dollansky 2KS (3*) 3. Jason Keith 28 (2) 4. Kraig Kinser 11K (6*) 5. Brown 21 (5*) 6. Joey Moughan 29 (4) 7. Jacob Patton 79J (7) 8. Adam Parmaley 21P (8)

Hendrickson led the distance. Keith ran second early, followed by Moughan and Dollansky. Dollansky grabbed third on lap two, and second from Keith on lap four.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Tommy Worley Jr. 97 (2) 2. T. Montgomery 32 (5*) 3. Kevin Petty 72 (4*) 4. Moore 40 (6*) 5. Ryan Kempin 2K (3) 6. John Epperson 606 (7) 7. Adam Carylon 44T (8) 8. Dustin Adams 3 (1)

A three-wide party heading into turn three to start this one did not end well. Adams and Kempin got sideways, collecting Carylon. Worley led the distance pulling away, once the green came. T. Mongeomery took third from Petty on lap two. Kempin recovered from the tail to finish fifth.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Tasker Phillips 7w (2) 2. Kory Bales 5 (3*) 3. Dustin Homan 10 (1) 4. I. Madsen 18 (6*) 5. McElhannon 42 (5*) 6. Hunter Schuerenberg 20N (4) 7. Carl Finder 360 (7)

Schuerenberg did a wheelie and made contact with McElhannon, damaging the nose win of the 20N. Homan led Phillips and Bales early. Phillips shot to the lead on the third circuit. Schuerenberg spun, bringing out the only caution. Bales shot to second on that restart. Homan, who ran high and Madsen battled for superiority as well.

Heat five (started): 1. Joey Montgomery 35c (4*) 2. Golobic 17w (6*) 3. Hurley 35 (5*) 4. Cory Bruns 42B (2) 5. Scottie Gretzmacher 16G (1) 6. George Crawford 57 (7) 7. Logan Faucon 52F (3)

Gretzmacher took an early lead over McElhannon and J. Montgomery. A spin by Faucon slowed things. Hurley and Golobic had a nice battle going for fourth. On the restart, J. Montgomery jumped to second, while Golobic snuck into fourth. J. Montgomery would take the lead for good on la six. Golobic and Hulrey followed him into seocn and third, on a track that was yielding multiple grooves.

C main (started): 1. Epperson (1) 2. Adams (3) / 3. Patton (4) 4. Crawford (2) 5. Finder (5) 6. Masson (6) 7. Parmeley (8) 8. Carylon (7)

Epperson led the distance in the 8-lapper. Crawford would yield the final transfer to Adams, who shot past Patton and Crawford in one move to rip the final transfer. Patton got by Crawford for third on the last lap.

B main (started): 1. Worley (1) 2. Phillips (2) 3. Standridge (3) 4. Homan (10) / 5. Keith (5) 6. Bruns (9) 7. Hendrickson (4) 8. Kempin (8) 9. Adams (16) 10. Gretzmacher (12) 11. Faucon (11) 12. Epperson (15) 13. Short (14) 14. Bridgeman (13) 15. Schuerenberg (7) 16. Moughan (6)

The 12-lapper took four to the Queen’s Royale. Worley led lap one over Phillips, Standridge and Hendrickson. On the second go-around, Schuerenberg took a quick right on the backstretch that took out Moughan and sent him flipping and destroying his car. The usually mild-mannered Moughan attempted to get at Schuerenberg, but was halted by security halfway across the infield. Schuerenberg made repairs to his mount, but retired shortly after returning. On the restart, Keith would snag the fourth and final transfer from Hendrickson. Bridgeman brought the last caution out by slowing on lap four. Homan was on the move from row five. He used the high side to move up, and disposed of Keith on the last lap.

A main (started): 1. Golobic (5) 2. Price-Miller (6) 3. I. Madsen (2) 4. Brown (10) 5. Kinser (4) 6. Lasoski (11) 7. J. Montgomery (9) 8. Buckley (12) 9. Standridge (19) 10. Dollansky (15) 11. Worley (17) 12. Hull (7) 13. Homan (20) 14. McElhannon (13) 15. Phillips (18) 16. Petty (14) 17. Bales (16) 18. T. Montgomery (1) 19. Moore (3) 20. Hurley (8)

The 30-lapper started slowly. T. Montgomery was the early leader over I. Madsen and Golobic. Price-Miller banged the cushion to take third from Golobic. The pair exchanged the spot no less than three times. On lap 10, I. Madsen used a little higher groove to take the lead. Golobic would then stick the bottom on the next lap and capture the point himself. Hurley stopped with eleven laps in, bringing caution. At that point, Golobic led Madsen, Price-Miller, T. Montgomery and Kinser. The three-wide action was numerous, with some drivers hitting the cushion on the wall, and some running the low side. Price-Miller jumped to second on the restart, but the green was short-lived, as both Moore and T. Montgomery came to a stop on lap 13. It would prove to be the last yellow. Golobic led the pack back to green, ahead of Price-Miller, I. Madsen, Kinser and Brown. Brown rolled the bottom to fourth at that point. It would take nine more laps for the leaders to hit lapped traffic, but it would prove to be the difference. Golobic was riding low in one and two, and high in three and four, while Price-Miller banged the cushion on both ends. On lap 23, Golobic paused behind a lapped car in turn two, and Price-Miller shot by. The pair were nose to tail to the end, maneuvering in traffic. On the last lap, Golobic took a chance at the low side of one and two and made it stick. He blocked Price-Miller down the backstretch, and rode the cushion in three and four. He emerged victorious for the $5,000 prize. Standridge was the hard-charger.

 

 

9/25/2016

Eldora Speedway

Rossburg, OH

4 Crown Nationals

USAC National Sprint Cars

USAC National Midgets

All Stars

USAC Silver Crown

40 USAC National Sprint Cars

25 USAC National Midgets

37 All Stars

24 USAC Silver Crown Cars

The first ever 4-Crown event with winged sprint cars joining the three USAC classes resulted in 126 entries, and from what regulars said, the largest crowd in some time at the 4-Crown. Brady Bacon and Tyler Courtney were the only drivers to pull quadruple-duty.

The infield pits were overflowing, and the decision was made to pit cars outside turn three. The staff did a pretty seamless job of getting cars in and out, with the most delays coming during qualifying. All four classes hot lapped and qualified starting at 4:30 p.m. There was some confusion with USAC qualifying not being connected to the scoreboard, and announced times not jiving with those displayed on the video board. Our US Cellular coverage was not good in the house, so we couldn’t use our Race Monitor either, but all these are First World problems. We got through it.

Qualifying was completed shortly after 8 p.m. After almost two hours of track prep (which was necessary), heats pushed off at 10:01. With eighteen events scheduled, many patrons hit the concession stand for caffeine, knowing they were in for a long one. A little less than five hours later, the last checkers fell, and only the diehards remained!

USAC National Sprint Cars

Chase Stockon (6th car out to time) set quick time at 16.514 seconds. Brady Bacon (3rd car out) was second quick, followed by Chris Windom (40th), Tyler Courtney (11th), Chad Boespflug (4th), Dave Darland (12th), Justin Grant (31st), Dallas Hewitt (5th), Matt Westfall (15th) and Nick Bilbee (22nd). It looked like coming out early would be imperative, until Grant and Windom came out late and proved otherwise.

Heat one (started): 1. Kody Swanson 63 (1) 2. Landon Simon 24 (2) 3. Kevin Thomas Jr. 1 (3) 4. Westfall 33m (4) / 5. Boespflug 98E (5) 6. Stockon 32 (6) 7. Carson Short 66 (8) 8. Tony DiMattia 50 (7) 9. Jake Blackhurst 37 (9) 10. Lee Underwood 24L (10)

Heats were eight laps and took the top four to the main event. The track was still lightning fast in this one.

Heat two (started): 1. Aaron Farney 17GP (2) 2. Bacon 69 (6) 3. Darland 11 (5) 4. Brandon Whited 15 (1) / 5. Bilbee 17N (4) 6. Jerry Coons Jr. 20 (7) 7. Jarett Andretti 18 (3) 8. Bill Rose 320 (8) 9. Kyle Wissmiller 3w (10) 10. Drew Rader 74 (9)

Bacon jumped to second on the first lap. Darland grabbed third from Whited on the fourth lap.

Heat three (started): 1. Matt Goodnight 39 (2) 2. Josh Hodges 74x (1) 3. Grant 17 (5) 4. Thomas Meseraull 9x (4) / 5. Shane Cottle 57 (3) 6. Travis Hery 21 (9) 7. Logan Hupp 7x (8) 8. Dustin Ingle 2DI (10) 9. Corey Smith 66s (7) 10. Windom 5 (6)

Windom drove over Goodnight’s right rear and flipped to start row one. He made repairs for the B. Grant was on the move in this one, grabbing fourth from Cottle on lap two and third from Meseraull on lap four.

Heat four (started): 1. CJ Leary 30 (2) 2. Isaac Chapple 52 (1) 3. Scotty Weir 22s (3) 4. Hewitt 18K (5) / 5. Bret Mellenberndt 97 (4) 6. Luke Hall 9N (8) 7. Joe Bares 19 (9) 8. Tim Creech 2c (7) 9. Courtney 23c (8) DNS – Mitch Wissmiller 1w

Courtney contacted Hall’s right rear and went for a ride on the second lap. He would return for the B.

B main (started): 1. Stockon (1) 2. Courtney (2) 3. Windom (22) 4. Boespflug (3) 5. Mellenberndt (5) 6. Andretti (6) 7. Coons (9) 8. Bilbee (4) / 9. Cottle (7) 10. Short (11) 11. Rose (10) 12. Hall (12) 13. Hupp (13) 14. Rader (14) 15. Bares (20) 16. Blackhurst (15) 17. Hery (17) 18. Creech (16) 19. K. Wissmiller (18) 20. Underwood (19) 21. Ingle (21) 22. DiMattia (8) DNS – C. Smith, K. Wissmiller

Stockon left the field behind in the 12-lapper, but Windom was the show, coming from 22nd to third. The top eight transferred to the A.

A main (started): 1. Grant (4) 2. Windom (8) 3. Bacon (6) 4. Darland (5) 5. Courtney (9) 6. Hewitt (3) 7. Stockon (7) 8. Westfall (2) 9. Hodges (24) 10. Bilbee (11) 11. Whited (19) 12. Thomas Jr. (13) 13. Mellenberndt (12) 14. Andretti (14) 15. Chapple (21) 16. Meseraull (1) 17. Coons (24) 18. Goodnight (18) 19. Short (23. Prov.) 20. Farney (17) 21. Boespflug (10) 22. Swanson (20) 23. Weir (15) 24. Simon (16) DNS – Leary

Westfall led the 30-lapper over Grant and Meseraull in the early going. Darland grabbed third fom T-Mez on lap two. Windom continued his magic from the B, passing Darland for third on lap 10. On the following circuit, Grant slid by Westfall to lead the pack for good. Windom would follow him into second on lap 12 and maintain that spot. On lap 13, Bacon passed Westfall for third, but that, as well as a Courtney pass for fifth, was negated by a Weir spin. Darland took advantage, passing both Bacon and Westfall for third on the restart. The lead pack got back in lapped traffic with ten to go. Bacon and Darland battled hard for third, before Bacon pulled the spot off with two to go.

USAC National Midgets

Rico Abreu (14th car out to time) was a half second better than anyone in qualifying, turning a lap of 17.164 seconds, which would have been ninth quick with the USAC sprints. Spencer Bayston (15th car out) was second quick, followed by Brady Bacon (10th), Tanner Thorson (8th), Davey Ray (11th), Chad Boat (5th), Ryan Robinson (17th), Holly Shelton (18th), Jerry Coons Jr. (1st) and Jake Blackhurst (16th). The turn two wall bit two cars and sent them flipping on the dry surface. Tony DiMattia and Carson Macedo were the victims. Steve Buckwalter and Ken Drangmeister also failed to get a time in.

Heat one (started): 1. Abreu 97K (6) 2. Thorson 67 (5) 3. Andrew Felker 11A (2) 4. Robinson 71 (4) 5. Jake Neuman 3N (1) 6. Blackhurst 37 (3) 6. Eric Hein 3 (7) 7. Tony DiMattia 50 (8) DNS – Ken Drangmeister 76

Heats were eight laps and saw the top five finishers eligible for the feature invert. Abreu seized the lead by turn two and won going away. Thorson grabbed second from Felker on lap three.

Heat two (started): 1. Bayston 97 (2) 2. Dave Darland 11AG (2) 3. Ray 33 (5) 4. Shelton 67K (4) 5. Isaac Chapple 52c (1) 6. Tyler Courtney 7K (3) 7. Robert Bell 71.5 (7) DNS – Steve Buckwalter 25

Chapple led Shelton and Darland early. Darland grabbed second on lap two, while Bayston moved into third. Darland grabbed the point from Chapple on lap three, and Bayston followed him into second a lap later. Ray snagged third on lap five. Bayston would make his winning pass coming for the white flag.

Heat three (started): 1. Boat 84 (5) 2. Bacon 76m (6) 3. Carmen Macedo 71K (8) 4. Coons 25x (4) 5. Justin Grant 37x (2) 6. Ryan Greth 4 (3) 7. Bear Wood 8JR (1) 8. Gary Gipson 5 (7)

Boat led the distance after seizing the point on the first lap. Bacon snagged second fro Coons on lap four, and Macedo, who came back from his time trial flip, nailed down third on lap five.

A main (started): 1. Abreu (6) 2. Thorson (3) 3. Bacon (4) 4. Boat (1) 5. Shelton (8) 6. Ray (2) 7. Macedo (22) 8. Robinson (7) 9. Coons (9) 10. Darland (14) 11. Felker (23) 12. Grant (13) 13. Neuman (16) 14. Chapple (15) 15. Blackhurst (10) 16. Wood (18) 17. Bell (20) 18. Courtney (11) 19. Hein (17) 20. Gipson (19) 21. Greth (12) 22. Bayston (5) 23. Buckwalter (21) DNS – DiMattia, Drangmeister

This one was a picture of domination. Boat led the first lap and briefly battled Abreu, but the St. Helena, California native was too much, pulling away from there. Bayston exited on lap five, hurting his points night. Courtney slowed on lap 22, bringing out the caution. Abreu led Boat, Thorson, Bacon and Ray back to green. Thorson and Bacon had been putting on a great battle, but Thorson moved into the runner-up spot on the restart. Bacon would follow him by Boat with two to go to grab a podium spot.

All Stars

Randy Hannagan (32nd car out to time) set quick time overall at 14.158 seconds. Kraig Kinser (12th car out) was second quick, followed by Rico Abreu (24th), Dean Jacobs (37th), Dale Blaney (3rd), Chad Kemenah (23rd), Brady Bacon (2nd), Sheldon Haudenschild (26th), Ian Madsen (17th) and Jac Haudenschild (10th). Drivers timed in their heat race groups.

Heat one (started): 1. J. Haudenschild 35 (2) 2. Bacon 99 (3) 3. Blaney 1 (4) 4. Hunter Schuerenberg 20N (1) 5. DJ Foos 23 (5) / 6. Carson Macedo 09x (6) 7. Jacob Wilson 07 (7) 8. Joe Swanson 7 (8) 9. Bill Rose 6 (10) 10. Kory Crabtree 60 (9)

J. Haud led the distance in the 8-lapper. The top two finishers were eligible for the Dash, while the top five made the feature. Bacon grabbed second from Schuerenberg on lap two. Blaney was third by lap three. Foos snagged the last transfer from Macedo with two laps to go.

Heat two (started): 1. Tyler Courtney 23c (1) 2. I. Madsen 18 (3) 3. Kerry Madsen 17w (2) 4. Kinser 11K (4) 5. Paige Polyak 19 (5) / 6. Max Stambaugh 33m (6) 7. Ben Schmidt 59 (7) 8. Chase Ridenour 11R (8) DNS – Chad Blonde 5B

Courtney led green to checker. I. Madsen grabbed second from his brother on lap five. Polyak slid under Stambaugh for the last transfer on lap five.

Heat three (started): 1. S. Haudenschild 93 (2) 2. Kemenah 10H (3) 3. Abreu 24 (4) 4. Cap Henry 21 (1) 5. Lee Jacobs 81 (5) / 6. Paul May 71m (8) 7. Bradley Howard 49H (9) 8. Dane Lorenc 00 (7) 9. Shawn Dancer 49D (6)

S. Haud and Kemenah battled for the lead early. On lap two, Abreu shot to third in front of Henry.

Heat four (started): 1. Caleb Helms 40 (1) 2. Randy Hannagan 11N (4) 3. D. Jacobs 70 (3) 4. Caleb Armstrong 7c (5) 5. TJ Michael 8m (2) / 6. Cole Duncan 9x (6) 7. Andrew Palker 57x (7) 8. Adam Cruea 83 (8) 9. Jay Steinebach 10s (9)

Helms led the distance in a mostly single-file affair.

Dash (started): 1. Abreu (3) 2. Hannagan (1) 3. I. Madsen (5) 4. Kemenah (2) 5. Bacon (6) 6. J. Haudenschild (4) 7. S. Haudenschild (8) 8. Kinser (7)

Hannagan led Kemenah and Abreu early in the 6-lapper. Abreu was on fire, grabbing second from Kemenah on lap two, and after a brief battle, took the point from Hannagan to early the pole on lap four.

B main (started): 1. Stambaugh (3) 2. Lorenc (1) 3. Duncan (2) 4. Macedo (6) / 5. May (8) 6. Schmidt (9) 7. Cruea (5) 8. Swanson (10) 9. J. Wilson (7) 10. Crabtree (11) 11. Howard (12) 12. Rose (13) 13. Palker (4) DNS – Steinebach, Ridenour, Blonde

Not much to report in this 12-lapper, other than Stambaugh left the rest behind.

A main (started): 1. I. Madsen (3) 2. Kemenah (4) 3. Hannagan (2) 4. Kinser (8) 5. Bacon (5) 6. J. Haudenschild (6) 7. Henry (15) 8. Armstrong (16) 9. Stambaugh (21) 10. K. Madsen (12) 11. D. Jacobs (13) 12. Courtney (10) 13. Schuerenberg (14) 14. Macedo (24) 15. Duncan (23) 16. Foos (17) 17. Palker (25, prov.) 18. Helms (9) 19. Abreu (1) 20. S. Haudenschild (7) 21. Michael (20) 22. L. Jacobs (19) 23. Blaney (11) 24. Polyak (18) 25. Lorenc (22)

This 30-lapper took a while. Hannagan jumped into the lead early over Kemenah and Abreu early. Kemenah and Abreu would exchange second four times before Abreu earned it on lap four. Foos spun with six laps in the books. Hannagan led Abreu, Kemenah, Blaney and I. Madsen back to green. Meanwhile, a tenth running K. Madsen ducked into the work area to replace mag box. Blaney shot to third on the restart, but it was negated when Lorenc got into the turn three wall, debilitating his sprinter. Abreu shot under Hannagan on the restart to take the lead. S. Haud slammed the back gate to flatten his right rear, brining another yellow with 13 laps down. Abreu maintained ahead of Hannagan, Kemenah, Blaney and I. Madsen. Blaney would slam the wall with ten laps to go while battling Hannagan for second. Abreu led Hannagan, a surging I. Madsen, Kemenah and Kinser back to green. I. Madsen would get to second after a good battle with Hannagan before Abreu spun out of the lead and collected L. Jacobs. After an open red, I. Madsen cruised the last three laps to nail down his first ever Eldora win.

USAC Silver Crown

Tyler Courtney (21st car to time) set quick time, tying his teammate Chris Windom (3rd car out) at 18.099 seconds , but getting the nod thanks to his second lap being quicker. Jeff Swindell (15th) was third quick, followed by Kody Swanson (10th), Brady Bacon (23rd), Dave Darland (18th), Justin Grant (7th), Steve Buckwalter (11th), Jerry Coons Jr. (9th) and Davey Ray (6th). Brian Tyler tumbled hard in time trials. He was unhurt. Dave Berkheimer failed to get a time in.

A main (started): 1. Windom 98 (2) 2. Grant 8 (7) 3. Courtney 99 (1) 4. Bacon 48 (5) 5. Swanson 63 (4) 6. Swindell 21 (3) 7. Darland 6 (6) 8. Coons 20 (9) 9. Shane Cottle 81 (20) 10. Bill Rose 66 (11) 11. Chris Fetter 89 (12) 12. Buckwalter 53 (8) 13. Joe Ligouri 58 (16) 14. Dakota Jackson 120 (19) 15. Austin Nemire 91 (13) 16. Ray 25 (10) 17. Mitch Wissmiller 0 (21) 18. Billy Puterbaugh Jr. 27 (18) 19. David Byrne 40 (15) 20. Dave Berkheimer 31 (22) 21. Aaron Pierce 26 (17) 22. CJ Leary 30 (14) DNS – Casey Shuman 55, Brian Tyler 12

Windom shot out to the lead in the 50-lapper, and would never be challenged. Swanson tangled with the lapped car of Jackson with 15 laps down. After lengthy repairs in the work area, the race finally resumed with Windom leading Courtney, Swindell, Bacon and Grant. Swanson spun on the restart, but rejoined the field with steering issues. Grant took third from Swindell on lap 15. Three laps later, Swindell would surge back into the spot. On lap 20, it was Grant again grabbing third, while Bacon snagged fourth from Swindell on lap 21. Grant snagged second from Courtney at the halfway point. Meanwhile, Windom built a sixteen second lead, and lapped up to the third place car of his teammate, Courtney, before Ray slowed on lap 27 to bring the final caution. Windom would not be headed in a dominating performance that nailed down the 2016 Silver Crown championship. Swanson would battle back to fifth.

 

 

 

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9/23/2016

Eldora Speedway

Rossburg, OH

WoO

42 cars

The night started with a pretty fast racetrack. Cars were split into two flights of qualifying. David Gravel (1st car out to time) set the standard in the first flight with a lap of 13.108 seconds. He was followed by Logan Schuchart (14th car out), Joey Saldana (7th), Ian Madsen (10th), Chad Kemenah (12th), Jason Johnson (15th), Shane Stewart (16th), Jason Sides (17th), Dale Blaney (20th) and Paige Polyak (19th). Danny Smith had issues and couldn’t get a time in. Brady Bacon was off the pace after his first lap.

Gary Taylor (5th car out to time) set the quickest time of the night to lead the second group at 13.036 seconds. He was followed by Daryn Pittman (17th car out), Jacob Allen (9th), Donny Schatz (13th), Kraig Kinser (16th), Tim Shaffer (2nd), Kerry Madsen (4th), Brad Sweet (14th), Paul McMahan (1st), and Greg Wilson (10th). Andrew Palker went up in smoke in hot laps and was done for the night.

Heat one (started): 1. Gravel 5 (1) 2. Stewart 2 (4) 3. Saldana 83 (2) 4. Kemenah 10H (3) 5. Caleb Armstrong 7c (7) / 6. Blaney 1 (5) 7. Tyler Courtney 23c (6) 8. DJ Foos 23 (8) 9. Clyde Knipp 13 (9) 10. Danny Smith 4 (10) DNS – Brady Bacon 99

Gravel led the distance in the 8-lapper. Stewart took the second Dash spot on the first lap. Armstrong shot by Courtney on the second lap for the fifth and final transfer. Blaney got by Courtnery and reeled in Armstrong, but fell short.

Heat two (started): 1. Schuchart 1s (1) 2. I. Madsen 18 (2) 3. Sides 7s (4) 4. J. Johnson 41 (3) 5. Polyak 19 (5) / 6. Sheldon Haudenschild 93 (6) 7. Bill Rose 6 (7) 8. Dane Lorenc 00 (8) 9. Jacob Wilson 07 (10) 10. TJ Michael 8m (9)

Madsen took the initial lead before Schuchart slid him on lap two to take the point for good. Polyak held off S. Haudenschild for the last transfer.

Heat three (started): 1. K. Madsen 17w (4) 2. Taylor 1st (1) 3. Allen 1a (2) 4. McMahan 7 (5) 5. Kinser 11K (3) / 6. Cap Henry 21 (6) 7. Randy Hannagan 11N (8) 8. Hunter Schuerenberg 20N (9) 9. Ben Schmidt 59 (10) 10. Joe Swanson 7J (7) DNS – Andrew Palker 57x

Swanson hit the turn one wall and tipped over before a lap could be completed. He was o.k. K. Madsen put four wheels above cushion to circle the front row in turns one and two to take the lead. Allen was second to complete lap one, but Taylor battled back by him on the second lap to earn a spot in the Dash. K. Kinser dropped back to sixth, but reeled in Henry for the final transfer. He would find his way around with two laps to go.

Heat four (started): 1. Schatz 15 (2) 2. Pittman 9 (1) 3. Shaffer 49x (3) 4. Jac Haudenschild 35 (6) 5. Sweet 49 (4) / 6. Wilson w20 (5) 7. Max Stambaugh 33M (8) 8. Shawn Dancer 49D (9) 9. Carson Macedo 09x (7) 10. Chad Blonde 5B (10)

While Schatz and Pittman battled side by side for the lead on lap one, J. Haudenschild was putting a move on Sweet to seal him out of the fourth spot. Schatz eventually took control at the point and won it.

C main (started): 1. Schuerenberg (2) 2. Schmidt (6) / 3. Knipp (1) 4. J. Wilson (5) 5. Michael (3) 6. Blonde (7) 7. Dancer (4) DNS – Bacon, D. Smith, Palker

Dancer appeared to jump the start, as he had also done in his heat. Regardless, he took a commanding lead from the second row ahead of Knipp and Schuerenberg. He would slow at the halfway point of the 10-lapper, however. Knipp inherited the lead and took the inside line over Schuerenberg, Schmidt, Blonde and J. Wilson. Schuerenberg shot to the point, while Schmidt wrestled the second transfer from Knipp. Schmidt would tag the turn four wall coming to the checkers. Though he maintained second, he wouldn’t make the call for the B.

Dash (started): 1. Pittman (1) 2. Schatz (3) 3. I. Madsen (2) 4. Schuchart (6) 5. Stewart (4) 6. K. Madsen (5) 7. Gravel (7) DNS – Taylor

Repairs to the rear-end meant Taylor missed the Dash. Pittman led I. Madsen and Stewart on the first lap. Schatz would move by Stewart for third on lap two, and Schuchart followed him into fourth. Schatz would track down I. Madsen for second and a front row starting spot in the A on lap five, but Pittman was the class of the field in this one.

B main (started): 1. G. Wilson (2) 2. S. Haudenschild (5) 3. Blaney (1) 4. Courtney (3) / 5. Henry (4) 6. Macedo (6) 7. Foos (9) 8. Rose (7) 9. Lorenc (11) 10. Schuerenberg (12) 11. Hannagan (8) 12. Stambaugh (10) DNS – Swanson, Schmidt

Contact from Stambaugh sent Hannagan into the turn one wall and into a tip over. He was o.k., but neither car returned. G. Wilson led Blaney, S. Haud, Courtney and Henry early on. The veteran would lead all 12 laps after the green fell for good. S. Haud worked by Blaney for second on la two, but couldn’t reel in the leader.

A main (started): 1. Stewart (5) 2. Schuchart (4) 3. Pittman (1) 4. Schatz (2) 5. Gravel (7) 6. Saldana (9) 7. K. Madsen (6) 8. I. Madsen (3) 9. Sweet (20) 10. Kemenah (13) 11. J. Johnson (15) 12. J. Haudenschild (16) 13. Sides (11) 14. K. Kinser (18) 15. G. Wilson (21) 16. Armstrong (17) 17. Courtney (24) 18. McMahan (14) 19. Taylor (8) 20. Blaney (23) 21. Allen (10) 22. Polyak (19) 23. S. Haudenschild (22) 24. Shaffer (12)

This 30-lapper was a mess to get started. On the first try, Shaffer and Allen tangled on the backstretch and crashed. Both were done. J. Haudenschild came to a stop in turn four on the second try, before S. Haudenschild got the wrong end of contact between Polyak and Armstrong that sent him into a wild flip into the turn one fence. He was unhurt. Finally things got going, with Pittman leading Schatz and Stewart early. On lap three, Stewart began moving forward and passed Schatz for second. He tracked down fellow Okie Pittman and took the point on lap 11. He built a 3.5 second lead before Taylor flipped with six laps to go. McMahan was running ninth but went pitside with issues. Stewart chose the inside line over Pittman, Schatz, Schuchart and K. Madsen. While Stewart pulled away again for a convincing win, Schuchart surged to third, and then slid by Pittman for second with three to go. Sweet was the hard-charger.

 

 

Three Champions, Three Winners at Knoxville Raceway!

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 27, 2016) – Three 2016 Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series champions proved why they are on top of the heap, making history Saturday at Pizza Hut Season Championship Night at the Knoxville Raceway! 410 champion, Danny Lasoski, 360 champ, Clint Garner, and 305 titlist Christian Bowman emerged victorious not only in the season point standings, but on the racetrack. It was the first time that season champions had swept the feature events on the final night of the season.

In the 410 class, the National Sprint League 25-lap event saw Tasker Phillips flip violently in turn one before a lap could be completed. Fortunately, he was uninjured. Brooke Tatnell outgunned Craig Dollansky on lap one, but the “Crowd Pleaser” came back on the outside to lead lap two. Danny Lasoski started third, and moved by Tatnell into second on lap four. Brian Brown followed suit into third on lap eight.

Lasoski used his patented low groove to shoot by Dollansky on lap 14, after a good battle. With 15 laps down, Matt Moro, who had been running sixth, stopped on the frontstretch with motor issues. The restart saw Lasoski leading Dollansky, Brown, Davey Heskin and Tatnell back to green flag racing.

The only other stoppage came with six laps to go. Rager Phillips blew a right rear tire, and rejoined the field at the tail. Brown used that restart to snatch second, but he couldn’t catch Lasoski, who recorded win #111 to the tune of $5,000. Dollansky held on for third, ahead of Heskin and hard-charger Kerry Madsen. Josh Schneiderman, Tatnell, Ian Madsen, Dustin Selvage and Scott Bogucki rounded out the top ten. Lasoski set quick time for the sixth time this season, while Dollansky, Moro and AJ Moeller won heats.

“We really appreciate all the effort (owner Tod Quiring) puts out,” said Lasoski in Victory Lane. “I’m the lucky guy that gets to drive it. (crew chief) Guy Forbrook…what can I say? The guy is so good. You can never count him out. He works his ass off. I didn’t see (Brown), but I heard him up above me. After that, I picked up the pace a little more. I was trying to save my tires, and not to slip. As soon as I heard somebody, I aired it out.”

Joe Beaver led the 18-lap 360 main event from the pole early on ahead of Tony Shilling and Sawyer Phillips. Clint Garner was on the move, however, from his starting spot inside row three. He shot under Phillips for third on lap five. Rob Weuve spun in front of Shilling and Garner with seven laps down. The veterans avoided the spinning mount, and started behind Beaver on the restart.

Garner quickly moved into second, while Ryan Giles advanced by Phillips for fourth. Garner dispatched Beaver for the lead on lap 10. A circuit later, Tom Lenz slowed in turn three, bringing a caution. Garner lead Beaver, Shilling, Giles and Phillips back to green. The final slowdown came for a spun Ricky Montgomery, setting up a two-lap Dash to the checkers.

While Garner pulled away for his 28th career win here, Shilling shot into second. Giles moved into third, while Phillips and Beaver completed the top five. Jamie Ball, Matt Moro, Tyler Groenendyk, Nate Van Haaften and Calvin Landis completed the top ten. Van Haaften set quick time, while Shilling and Garner won heats.

“It’s such a challenge to take these things on every night,” said Garner. “It is such a blessing to be here, and to be on top is even greater. The cars are really fast, and there’s quite a few of us with good engines. If we’d just get some mirrors in here, we’d know how hard to run. Up front, you just run like a rabbit. You don’t know what’s behind you. It’s a tricky sport. If NASCAR didn’t have mirrors, it’d be a lot more interesting.”

Mike Mayberry drove to an early lead in the 15-lap 305 feature ahead of Christian Bowman, McKenna Haase, Devin Kline and Brad Comegys. Kline and Comegys provided the battle early for fourth, with Kline winning out. The only caution came on lap nine when the fifth place car of Matthew Stelzer came to a stop in turn four. Meanwhile, Bowman avoided disaster in lapped traffic by sneaking under a car on the backstretch.

Mayberry’s lead on the restart was short-lived, as Bowman surged to the fore. Kline also worked by Haase for third, and the top four would race each other in close quarters the last five laps. At the checkers, they all finished within a second of each other. Bowman’s win was his fourth of the season and his career. Mayberry finished behind the champ, ahead of Kline, Haase and Corey Kautz. Comegys, Chris Walraven, Jeff Wilke, Joe Simbro and hard-charger, Blain Petersen rounded out the top ten. Comegys set quick time, while Mayberry and Kline won heat races.

“I knew I had the car to win,” said Bowman. “My team worked hard, and they gave me a great car. I have to thank all my sponsors for a great year.”

Join us next Saturday night, August 27, for the Extreme Enduro! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (14), 15.015; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (9), 15.130; 3. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (18), 15.149; 4. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (21), 15.150; 5. 7, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (2), 15.209; 6. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (3), 15.211; 7. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (4), 15.233; 8. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (8), 15.256; 9. 10, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (6), 15.314; 10. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (7), 15.346; 11. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (16), 15.361; 12. 10V, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (1), 15.400; 13. 17w, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (13), 15.400; 14. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (12), 15.429; 15. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (11), 15.438; 16. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (15), 15.463; 17. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (5), 15.528; 18. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (17), 15.704; 19. 59, Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI (20), 15.912; 20. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (10), 16.123; 21. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (19), 16.311.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Craig Dollansky (3); 2. Kerry Madsen (2); 3. Danny Lasoski (6); 4. RJ Johnson (1); 5. Davey Heskin (5); 6. Ben Schmidt (7); 7. Scott Bogucki (4)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:05.1: 1. Matt Moro (2); 2. Brian Brown (6); 3. Josh Schneiderman (3); 4. Ian Madsen (4); 5. Tasker Phillips (1); 6. Bob Weuve (7); DQ (Scales) - Dustin Selvage (5)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:04.9: 1. AJ Moeller (2); 2. Rager Phillips (3); 3. Brooke Tatnell (6); 4. Dakota Hendrickson (4); 5. Glen Saville (1); 6. Kevin Hetrick (5) DNS – Bronson Maeschen

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Danny Lasoski (3); 2. Brian Brown (4); 3. Craig Dollansky (1); 4. Davey Heskin (5); 5. Kerry Madsen (12); 6. Josh Schneiderman (11); 7. Brooke Tatnell (2); 8. Ian Madsen (7); 9. Dustin Selvage (13); 10. Scott Bogucki (14); 11. Dakota Hendrickson (10); 12. RJ Johnson (15); 13. Rager Phillips (8); 14. Ben Schmidt (18); 15. Bob Weuve (19); 16. AJ Moeller (9); 17. Matt Moro (6); 18. Glen Saville (17); 19. Kevin Hetrick (20); 20. Bronson Maeschen (21); 21. Tasker Phillips (16). Lap Leaders: Tatnell 1, Dollansky 2-13, Lasoski 14-25. Hard-charger: K. Madsen.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (13), 15.847; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (2), 16.038; 3. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (10), 16.038; 4. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (5), 16.065; 5. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.100; 6. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (11), 16.146; 7. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.163; 8. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (16), 16.189; 9. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (8), 16.222; 10. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (6), 16.361; 11. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (9), 16.428; 12. 33V, Mike Van Haaften, Otley, IA (12), 16.510; 13. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (1), 16.604; 14. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (17), 16.996; 15. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (4), 17.051; 16. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (15), 17.150; 17. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (3), 17.292.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:50.9: 1. Tony Shilling (4); 2. Tyler Groenendyk (1); 3. Jamie Ball (3); 4. Matt Moro (2); 5. Ryan Giles (5); 6. Nate Van Haaften (6); 7. Tom Lenz (8); 8. Rob Weuve (9); 9. Chris Morgan (7)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:56.5: 1. Clint Garner (6); 2. Mike Van Haaften (1); 3. Ricky Montgomery (2); 4. Calvin Landis (3); 5. Joe Beaver (4); 6. Sawyer Phillips (5); 7. Alan Zoutte (7); 8. John Anderson (8)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (5); 2. Tony Shilling (2); 3. Ryan Giles (4); 4. Sawyer Phillips (3); 5. Joe Beaver (1); 6. Jamie Ball (7); 7. Matt Moro (9); 8. Tyler Groenendyk (11); 9. Nate Van Haaften (6); 10. Calvin Landis (8); 11. Mike Van Haaften (12); 12. Chris Morgan (13); 13. John Anderson (16); 14. Alan Zoutte (14); 15. Rob Weuve (17); 16. Ricky Montgomery (10); 17. Tom Lenz (15). Lap Leaders: Beaver 1-9, Garner 10-18. Hard-charger: Garner.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (8), 16.888; 2. 5J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (1), 17.020; 3. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (18), 17.021; 4. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (13), 17.038; 5. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (4), 17.074; 6. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (3), 17.087; 7. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (7), 17.121; 8. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (14), 17.137; 9. 51, Corey Kautz, Urbandale, IA (10), 17.380; 10. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (11), 17.445; 11. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (12), 17.453; 12. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (5), 17.673; 13. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (2), 17.861; 14. 23T, Travis Rewerts, Des Moines, IA (9), 17.957; 15. 68, Blain Petersen, Essex, IA (16), 18.084; 16. 23, Jim George, Norwalk, IA (6), 18.294; 17. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (17), 18.485; 18. 1J, Jamie Zaputil, Mystic, IA (19), 18.828; 19. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (15), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:45.6: 1. Mike Mayberry (4); 2. Jeff Wilke (1); 3. Corey Kautz (2); 4. Christian Bowman (3); 5. Brad Comegys (6); 6. Chris Walraven (5); 7. Blain Petersen (8); 8. Brandon Worthington (7); 9. Chase Young (9); 10. Mitchell Alexander (10)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:44.6: 1. Devin Kline (6); 2. Joe Simbro (2); 3. McKenna Haase (5); 4. Matthew Stelzer (3); 5. Dan Henning (1); 6. Jim George (8); 7. Travis Rewerts (7); 8. Jamie Zaputil (9); 9. Chase Wanner (4)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Christian Bowman (1); 2. Mike Mayberry (2); 3. Devin Kline (5); 4. McKenna Haase (3); 5. Corey Kautz (8); 6. Brad Comegys (6); 7. Chris Walraven (4); 8. Jeff Wilke (10); 9. Joe Simbro (9); 10. Blain Petersen (15); 11. Matthew Stelzer (7); 12. Dan Henning (11); 13. Brandon Worthington (14); 14. Jamie Zaputil (16); 15. Travis Rewerts (13); 16. Jim George (12) DNS – Chase Wanner, Chase Young, Mitchell Alexander. Lap Leaders: Mayberry 1-9, Bowman 10-15. Hard-charger: Petersen.

 

 

8/21/16

Angell Park Speedway

Sun Prairie, WI

WoO/IRA

Badger Midgets

37 sprints

21 midgets

I had read it a while ago, but John Gibson reminded me of the significance of the WoO show at the beautiful Angell Park Speedway. WoO founder Ted Johnson grew up not far from here, and came up with the four-wide salute after watching it here. He would be proud to see the largest sprint crowd in the speedway’s history. As the Hillerud’s informed me, SLS had ten days to get this one off, so kudos to them. It didn’t hurt that the “Corn Fest” was going on as well. As an Iowan, I’ve had my share of sweet corn this year already, but I indulged anyway. I wasn’t the only one who made my reservations as soon as I saw the WoO and IRA would be squaring off here. It didn’t disappoint. In addition, we got the Badger Midgets, which frankly, are much different than the gold old days. We still have Bryan Gapinski on the mike, of course, and his expertise is always educational and entertaining. It was good to see him again.

WoO/IRA

Donny Schatz (5th car out to time) took two-tenths of a second off Bill Balog’s year-old track record on the 1/3-mile oval at 11.718 seconds. David Gravel (4th car out) was second quick, followed by Shaen Stewart (9th), Joey Saldana (13th) and Paul McMahan (24th). Those five were under the old record. Daryn Pittman (18th) was sixth quick, followed by Jason Johnson (36th), Jason Sides (10th), Brad Sweet (29th) and Jacob Allen (16th). Jeremy Schultz had issues and took one lap at the end.

Heat one (started): 1. Schatz 15 (1) 2. Sweet 49 (3) 3. Scott Neitzel 2w (5) 4. McMahan 7 (2) 5. Scott Thiel 64 (4) / 6. Jeremy Schultz 5J (6) 7. Greg Wilson w20 (7) 8. Scott Uttech 7u (8) 9. Blake Nimee 79 (9) 10. Tim Vandervere 7v (10)

Schatz led Sweet the entire 10-lap distance. Neitzel used the low side to move by McMahan for third on lap two. Thiel took the fifth and final transfer from Schultz on lap three.

Heat two (started): 1. Gravel 5 (1) 2. Pittman 9 (2) 3. Allen 1a (3) 4. Brandon McMullen 73 (4) 5. Parker Price-Miller 2x (5) / 6. Wayne Modjeski 14AJ (6) 7. Kyle Marten 99 (7) 8. Bill Wirth 53w (8) 9. Clyde Knipp 13 (9)

They finished where they started in this one. McMullen was impressive. He’s made just a handful of 410 starts, but looked very strong, pulling away from PPM. He’s second in MSA 360 points.

Heat three (started): 1. Stewart 2 (1) 2. J. Johnson 41 (2) 3. Logan Schuchart 1s (3) 4. Mike Reinke 02 (5) 5. Bill Balog 17B (4) / 6. Phillip Mock 1m (6) 7. Matt Vandervere 10V (9) 8. Dave Uttech 68 (7) 9. Michael Decker 12 (8)

Before a lap could be completed, Decker made hard contact with the frontstretch wall, ending his night. He was unhurt. M. Vandervere visited the work area after contacting him, and returned to the fray. Stewart led wire to wire. A second caution flew for D. Uttech, who ran up the backstretch wall with three laps to go. That caution was a stroke of luck for Balog, who was a straightaway behind Mock for the final transfer. He took advantage of the double-file restart, and shot into fifth.

Heat four (started): 1. Saldana 83 (1) 2. Sides 7s (2) 3. Jordan Goldesberry 65 (3) 4. Mike Kertscher 80K (4) 5. Dominic Scelzi 41x (6) / 6. Ben Schmidt 59 (5) 7. Russell Borland 23B (7) 8. Kris Spitz 4K (8) 9. Dennis Spitz 41D (9)

The last heat was pretty single-file around the bottom, which is uncharacteristic of this place. The lone move came from Scelzi, who found his way around Schmidt on the second lap for the last transfer.

Dash (started): 1. Pittman (1) 2. Sweet (2) 3. Schatz (6) 4. Gravel (5) 5. Saldana (3) 6. Sides (8) 7. J. Johnson (7) 8. Stewart (4)

Pittman led Sweet and Stewart early in the 8-lapper. Stewart suffered a flat right rear on the third lap while running third. He changed it and rejoined at the tail. Sweet was all over Pittman for the win at the checkers.

B main (started): 1. J. Schultz (2) 2. Modjeski (3) 3. Wilson (5) 4. Marten (6) / 5. Schmidt (1) 6. Mock (4) 7. S. Uttech (9) 8. Nimee (11) 9. Borland (8) 10. Knipp (14) 11. M. Vandervere (13) 12. Wirth (10) 13. K. Spitz (12) 14. D. Spitz (16) 15. T. Vandervere (15) 16. D. Uttech (7) DNS – Decker

Schmidt was penalized a row for jumping the initial start of the 12-lapper. Modjeski led early over Schultz, Schmidt and Wilson. Wilson disposed of Schmidt on lap two for third. Schultz rode the cushion around Modjeski to take the lead for good on lap four. First time WoO starte, Marten, worked over Schmidt before finally passing him on the last lap in an exciting battle for the final transfer.

A main (started): 1. Schatz (3) 2. Pittman (1) 3. Sweet (2) 4. Gravel (4) 5. Schuchart (11) 6. Stewart (8) 7. J. Johnson (7) 8. Saldana (5) 9. Allen (10) 10. McMahan (13) 11. Sides (6) 12. Reinke (15) 13. Neitzel (9) 14. Balog (19) 15. Scelzi (20) 16. Wilson (23) 17. Kertscher (16) 18. Schultz (21) 19. Marten (24) 20. Price-Miller (18) 21. Goldesberry (12) 22. Thiel (17) 23. Modjeski (22) 24. McMullen (14)

One lap of the 40 scheduled was in before Kertscher came to a stop with a broken left shock. He made repairs and tagged the tail. Pittman chose the inside line ahead of Schatz, Sweet, Gravel and Saldana on the restart. McMullen flipped hard into the turn one wall when the green fell, however. He was unhurt. Once green, the leaders hit heavy lapped traffic by the tenth circuit. Schatz was on Pittman’s bumper, and briefly passed him on lap 16. Two laps later, disaster almost struck them both. Thiel contacted the frontstretch wall by the pit gate and flipped in front of the leaders. Both were able to avoid him. Pittman had been running mostly the cushion, while Schatz ran the low side early. Pittman chose the low side for the restart, got the jump, and headed to the cushion. Schatz crossed to the bottom of one and two and made what would be the winning pass. He would cruise through traffic to the checkers. Pittman held onto second ahead of Sweet and Gravel, who battled for third most of the way. Schuchart came from eleventh to claim fifth on lap 23. It was Schatz’s 18th win of the year with the WoO and it was worth $10,000.

Badger Midgets

Heat one (started): 1. Brandon Waelti 15 (1) 2. Brian Peterson 7 (4) 3. Laura Smith 6 (5) 4. Scott Zane 77 (3) 5. Jason Dull 01 (6) 6. Bryce Dunn 12D (2) DNS – Aaron Schuck 53

Waelti cruised, winning easily in the 8-lapper. Dull exited on lap four while running third.

Heat two (started): 1. Robbie Ray 3 (5) 2. Jeff Zelinski 15z (2) 3. Buddy Luebke 43 (3) 4. Ken Hanson 34 (4) 5. Randy Reed 9 (6) 6. Denny Smith 21R (1) 7. Don Bigelow 04 (7)

Zelinski led Luebke and Hanson early. Ray roared from fourth to second on the second lap. D. Smith made heavy contact with the wall on lap five. He would finish the race, but scratch from the feature. Ray made an exciting pass for the lead on the last lap.

Heat three (started): 1. Kurt Mayhew 21 (1) 2. Andy Baugh 6B (4) 3. Derek Childs 29 (2) 4. Sean Murphy 5M (6) 5. Kyle Koch 71 (5) 6. Mike Stroik 9R (3) 7. Andrew Hennig 2A (7)

Mayhew led the distance. Baugh quickly took second from Childs. Koch passed Stroik for fifth on the last lap.

A main (started): 1. Zelinski (1) 2. Waelti (4) 3. Mayhew (3) 4. Ray (8) 5. Schuck (20) 6. Baugh (6) 7. Murphy (2) 8. Luebke (9) 9. Hanson (12) 10. Koch (15) 11. Childs (10) 12. Peterson (7) 13. Stroik (16) 14. Reed (14) 15. Hennig (19) 16. Dunn (17) 17. Zane (13) 18. Bigelow (18) 19. L. Smith (5) 20. Dull (11) DNS – D. Smith

Zelinski led Waelti and Murphy on the first lap of the 20-lap feature. When Waelti tried the cushion, Murphy worked by, then Mayhew got under for third, and Ray passed him for fourth. With the preferred bottom line, Mayhew and Ray moved by Murphy into second and third on lap seven. L. Smith stopped with nine laps complete, bringing the caution flag. Under caution, Zelinski tangled with a lapped car and went airborne, but kept rolling. The restart saw him leading Mayhew, Ray, Murphy and Waelti. Waelti fought back on lap eleven to pass Murphy for fourth, and then took third from Ray on the next lap. With two to go, he rubbed Mayhew out of the way to take second. Zelinski was too much up front, however, and he picked up his first ever Badger feature win at Angell Park.

 

 

Jason Johnson is exuberant after winning the Knoxville Nationals (Paul Arch Photo)

Jason Johnson Brings Knoxville to Its Feet with Nationals Win!
by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 13, 2016) – In a race that will go down as one of the best ever run at the Knoxville Raceway, the 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores found a new champion as “The Ragin’ Cajun” Jason Johnson brought a near capacity crowd to their feet with a hair raising battle with Donny Schatz to claim Sprint Car racing’s biggest prize.

“Parked it. B.C.!” screamed the Louisiana native as he immediately dedicated his win to Bryan Clauson.

Asked about his nearly race long battle with the nine-time Knoxville Nationals Champion; Johnson stated, “I wasn’t giving up. I mean, this is the biggest race of the year, and the biggest race of my career. It was a golden opportunity, and I needed to make the most of it and I know he wasn’t happy with me for crowding him but $!&% I wanted to win.”

Bringing up a comment by Jason under the break of needing the second half to go with as few cautions as possible, Johnson explained, “It really made a difference. My guys gave me a great racecar. I was worried about blistering my tires, but I’ve got to thank my fellow competitor, Shane Stewart. I’ve spent a lot of time talking with him about how to race this track, and I was just trying to stay patient and run him [Donny Schatz] down and when I got by him, I stayed patient for a few laps but I just couldn’t stay patient anymore. It was time to go.”

While Jason occupied the outside of the front row, it was Daryn Pittman who took off with the race lead with Jason Johnson in tow. Working to third on the second round, Donny Schatz worked smoothly around the bottom of the Knoxville Raceway with Jason Johnson to his front.

Coming up on the tenth lap, the leaders began closing in on the back of the field. Giving Johnson the advantage to close the gap, the MVT No. 41 worked the cushion as Pittman rolled the bottom side. Completing the ninth circuit, Pittman came very close to a slower car at the bottom of turn four, just as Jason Johnson shot off the fourth turn. Closing more on the tenth round, Johnson made a break for the lead on Lap 11.

Off the fourth turn, the cushion was the line for Jason to grab the point, but it would be short lived as Pittman drove back around the Priority Aviation No. 41 to lead Lap 12. With the Bad Boy Buggies No. 15 taking over the runner-up spot in the mix, Schatz brought a full head of steam behind him to grab the top spot on the Lap 13.

Putting the Great Clips No. 9 to third, Johnson returned to the cushion with Schatz in the crosshairs.

The caution flew on lap 16 for Craig Dollansky, who suffered a failed engine. Johnson rolled the center of the first turn to no avail as Kerry Madsen made his presence known with a high side pass off the second turn to grab third from Pittman in the Keneric Racing No. 1AUS. Struggling to get up to speed, Pittman ended up three wide to hold onto the fourth spot. Finally fighting off the challenge, Pittman went to work to regain lost ground.

Still keeping pace with Schatz for the lead, Johnson began searching around the track, vacating the cushion as the mandatory caution flew on Lap 26.

With adjustments made, the field went back to green with Johnson on a mission…keeping pace with Schatz as Kerry Madsen worked to get around the pair. Going to the cushion, Johnson built his momentum, taking the race lead off the fourth turn of the 27th lap.

Side-by-side for several laps, Donny worked the bottom side as Johnson continued on the cushion. Pulling away slowly from the No. 15, Johnson found traffic on Lap 33. Nearly climbing the wall off the fourth turn on Lap 34, the bobble allowed Schatz to bring the No. 41 back into his grasp.

Under a second behind, Schatz had his hands full as Kerry Madsen powered to by the No. 15 on Lap 38.

Into the final ten rounds, the leaders found themselves in heavy traffic as the race for second heated up again with Schatz retaking the spot on Lap 41. Carrying a huge run into the second spot, the race of the lead was on. On trip No. 44 around Knoxville, the slide jobs came, as Schatz delivered an onslaught of haymaker moves with Johnson returning in kind.

With under five laps to go, the scream of the crowd roared louder than the cars as Johnson ran the right rear of his No. 41 on the ragged edge with traffic about to come into play. With three laps to go, off the fourth turn, Johnson nearly tagged the wall. The bobble was just what Donny needed as the No. 15 was ferocious around the bottom of the Knoxville Raceway.

To the white flag, the stage was set as Johnson entered the final two turns. Powering the bottom side, it was all or nothing as Donny gave it one last run, but it was not to be as Jason Johnson worked to the checkered flag a mere .168 seconds over the nine-time champion. The win is also Johnson’s third at the Knoxville Raceway in 410cid competition.

Donny’s runner-up finish is the 12th time in as many years that Schatz has been on the podium at the Knoxville Nationals. “We did everything we could,” he said. “Jason [Johnson] did a great job. I didn’t think you could run that hard a pace for 50 laps, but he did, and once he got out there, I tried everything to catch him and just couldn’t do it,” commented Schatz from the second podium step.

Running in the top-five just over half the race, Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart worked to the final podium step in the Larson/Marks Racing No. 2s, despite suffering an engine miscue in the latter part of the race. “I actually have to say thanks to Justin (Marks) and Kyle (Larson),” he said. “Justin had a tremendous day today, and we were hoping to carry that through tonight, but my car was really, really, good. We actually lost a cylinder about halfway through the end of the last segment, and just had to try to hang on, but congratulations to Jason, Bobbi, and his whole clan. It’s a huge race to win, and a hard one to win, and he did a great job.”

After leading the opening rounds, Daryn Pittman ended up fourth. Having to race his way in through the B-Feature, Kyle Larson tore a path through the field from 21st to fifth in the Finley Farms Special No. 57.

Jamie Veal crossed as the highest finishing Australian with a sixth place run with Chad Kemenah seventh. Greg Hodnett was eighth with Ian Madsen ninth. The top ten rounded out with David Gravel.

Starting off with the E-Feature, Jon Agan led wire to wire, with the D-Feature won by Austin McCarl. In the C-Feature, the top spot went to Davey Heskin. In the non-stop, 22 lap B-Feature, it was Kyle Larson who grabbed the win.

Best appearing car of this year’s 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores was the Blazin’ Racing No. 82 driven by Dusty Zomer. Best appearing crew was won by the team of the Josh Baughman Racing No. 17. Each team received $500.

Being interviewed prior to the race, Greg McCormick with the Blazin’ Racing Team, let everyone know that the money was to be donated to the family of Bryan Clauson. The night’s 50/50 winner donated their winnings, worth $20,560, to the Clauson family as well.

Rookie of the Year honors went to Matt Juhl in the Octane Ink No. 09. Juhl advanced from the C-Feature to finish 16th in the ‘B’. The Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award presented by Cox Fabrication was awarded to Jamie Veal, who is the first Australian to earn the title since it began in 2002. The 2016 Mechanic of the race was earned by JJR Crew Chief, Phil Dietz.

Join us here at Knoxville Raceway for Studio 92 Photography and Pizza Hut Season Championship Night on Saturday, August 27! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

56th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores

E main (started), 10 Laps, 2:41.5: 1. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (2); 2. 23c, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (1); 3. 5R, Byron Reed, Monclova, OH (6); 4. 4s, Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH (4) / 5. 1x, Chad Trout, Dover, PA (5); 6. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (15); 7. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (3); 8. 02, Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI (11); 9. 28AM, Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN (7); 10. 15B, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (12); 11. 7J, Joe Swanson, Etna Green, IN (8); 12. 13, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (10); 13. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (13); 14. 83c, Adam Cruea, Troy, OH (16); 15. 71B, Robert Bell, Colfax, IA (14); 16. 4K, Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN (9) DNS – 23, Jimmy Light, West Springfield, PA, 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 22, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 31B, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO, 00, Dane Lorenc, Lancaster, NY

D main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (3); 2. 18JS, Jason Solwold, Burlington, WA (10); 3. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (2); 4. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (7); 5. 97, Dean Jacobs, Wooster, OH (6) / 6. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (12); 7. 7M, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (8); 8. 1xx, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (13); 9. 12H, Daniel Harding, Canning Vale, WA, Aust. (11); 10. 45x, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (5); 11. 77x, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (14); 12. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (9); 13. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (15); 14. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (18); 15. Tyler Courtney (22); 16. 21T, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Conroe, TX (20); 17. Byron Reed (23); 18. Jon Agan (21); 19. 70, Danny Holtgraver, Pittsburgh, PA (1); 20. 55w, Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (4); 21. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (19); 22. 20N, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (17); 23. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (16); 24. Danny Smith (24)

C main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (1); 2. 2m, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (2); 3. 10, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (5); 4. 09, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (3) / 5. 71m, Dave Blaney, Concord, NC (4); 6. 11N, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (10); 7. 5H, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (11); 8. 1a, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (6); 9. 7s, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (12); 10. 3G, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (18); 11. 7, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (19); 12. 26, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (7); 13. Jason Solwold (21) 14. Austin McCarl (20) 15. Dean Jacobs (24) 16. 88N, DJ Netto, Hanford, CA (17); 17. Greg Wilson (23) 18. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, CA (8); 19. 10V, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15); 20. 23s, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (9); 21. 18w, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (14); 22. Paige Polyak (22) 23. 3, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE (13); 24. 55L, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (16) DNS – 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD

B main (started), 22 Laps, 6:20.5: 1. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (3); 2. 1H, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH (2); 3. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (1); 4. 1s, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (12) / 5. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (9); 6. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (8); 7. 2c, Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK (4); 8. 51s, Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, OK (14); 9. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (5); 10. 83, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (13); 11. 19M, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (7); 12. 49x, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (11); 13. 1st, Gary Taylor, Snohomish, WA (6); 14. 93, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (15); 15. 7D, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (18); 16. Matt Juhl (24); 17. 21H, Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH (20); 18. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (19); 19. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (16); 20. Matt Moro (22); 21. 7w, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17); 22. Dakota Hendrickson (23); 23. Davey Heskin (21); 24. 29, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (10)

A main (started), 50 Laps, NT: 1. Jason Johnson (2); 2. Donny Schatz (5); 3. Shane Stewart (8); 4. Daryn Pittman (1); 5. Kyle Larson (21); 6. Jamie Veal (4); 7. Chad Kemenah (6); 8. Greg Hodnett (18); 9. Ian Madsen (23); 10. David Gravel (11); 11. Brad Sweet (7); 12. Rico Abreu (17); 13. Danny Lasoski (19); 14. Tim Kaeding (9); 15. Kraig Kinser (25); 16. Logan Schuchart (24); 17. Terry McCarl (10); 18. Sammy Swindell (12); 19. Lucas Wolfe (20); 20. Dusty Zomer (14); 21. Jeff Swindell (16); 22. Kerry Madsen (3); 23. Dale Blaney (22); 24. Craig Dollansky (15); 25. James McFadden (13). Lap Leaders: Pittman 1-10, J. Johnson 11, Pittman 12, Schatz 13-26, J. Johnson 27-43, Schatz 44-45, J. Johnson 46-50. Hard-charger: Larson.

 

 

Rico Abreu Parks it for B.C. on Friday Night at Knoxville!

Kraig Kinser Earns Saturday A main Starting Spot with World Challenge Win

by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright

Kraig Kinser won the Speed Sport World Challenge Friday (Dave Biro - DB3 Images)

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 12, 2016) – Make it 196 different winners at the Knoxville Raceway as California’s Rico Abreu parked the Abreu Vineyards No. 24 in Victory Lane for the first time on FVP/Speed Sport Qualifying Night at the famed half-mile to earn the 17th starting spot in Saturday’s 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores.

“We just parked it for B.C.!” screamed Rico across the Public Addresses System to the thunderous approval of a nearly packed front stretch grandstand.

“I was trying to pick and choose,” commented Rico when asked about having to work slower traffic. Revealing how fortunate he was to win, Rico spent most of the race battling a car that changed handling characteristics with each stab of the throttle, “My Wing Valve actually broke so it would roll back on the straightaways, and then I’d get in the corner, and it’d roll back forward, but Paul Silva builds a great car along with EMI and Speedway Engines. It takes track position, and good decisions to get it all put together to win these races.”

With a start that couldn’t have gone any better for Rico, the bottom line was wide open for the No. 24 to shoot into the race lead through the first two turns with Danny Lasoski also taking advantage to move from sixth to second on the opening lap. Advancing back to the top-four after falling back on the start, Brian Brown raced into the third spot on Lap 2 to begin closing in on Lasoski.

Having fallen back on the initial start, Greg Hodnett had the pedals turning hard in the Hoffman No. 27, taking over third on the eighth round from Brown with Lasoski falling to third on the 10th lap. Closing fast on Abreu as the leader worked into traffic, the chance to pounce didn’t present itself as Rico continued to pull away.

Remaining under green as the leaders picked their way around the back markers, Lap 14 saw a family battle setting up as Brian Brown closed again on Danny Lasoski. Still not able to get the run, “The Shark” was closing fast as Logan Schuchart let traffic play to his advantage.

With Rico still untouched at the front of the field, business continued to pick up to be in the top-four as Schuchart was all over Brian Brown in the closing laps. Swapping back and forth, the slide jobs came to a stop as Brown’s night came to a drastic and sudden stop. Trying to avoid the spun No. 23s of Trey Starks, Brown tried the top, hoping to squeeze between the wall and Starks, but it was all over as Brown slammed into the No. 23s, ending his run into the A-Feature.

The race’s lone caution on Lap 21, Rico had to outrun Greg Hodnett on the restart. Able to keep the No. 27 at bay, Abreu went on to win by 1.536 seconds.

Greg Hodnett was runner-up and will start 18th in Saturday’s A-Feature. Asked about the caution, Hodnett replied, “After the yellow, I thought I lost air in the Bleeders and was really just flopping around too much. I thought if we would have kept running there I may have had a shot, but I don’t know. We were just screwing around on the bottom trying to protect ourselves and get a run off each corner and work towards Saturday night.”

Taking third, and earning the 19th starting spot on Saturday was Danny Lasoski. While “The Dude” is never happy finishing anything less than first, the winningest driver at Knoxville was more than pleased to have made the show. “However you have to get in this race, is how we have to get in this race. I’ve seen the No. 15 win from the back and win, and I’ve come from the back and run fourth so anything is possible.”

Having to make up ground after falling back to sixth from the pole on the start, Lucas Wolfe rebounded to the final transfer and spot No. 20 in Saturday’s A-Main. “I got fortunate on the restart obviously with Brown getting caught up and luckily I was good enough to get a decent run to get by Logan [Schuchart] there but it’s just a big relief to make it in.”

Rolling from 16th, Tim Shaffer came on very strong in the final six laps, coming from 10th to fifth and will now start 11th in Saturday’s B-Main. Logan Schuchart ended up sixth with Joey Saldana seventh. Stevie Smith was eighth with Sheldon Haudenschild and Brady Bacon completing the top-ten.

With split qualifying among 77 drivers, Pennsylvania drivers proved to be the quickest. The fastest time in the first group was run by Lucas Wolfe with a time of 15.096 seconds. The second group was topped by Jacob Allen with a time of 15.294 seconds. Group A Heat Races were won by Sheldon Haudenschild, Bill Balog, and Brady Bacon. Group B Heat Races were headed by Dakota Hendrickson, Willie Croft, and Brian Brown. The C-Feature was taken by Parker Price-Miller. Twin B-Mains were won by Dustin Selvage and Jacob Allen.

Kraig Kinser Cashes in $10,000 and Golden Ticket with World Challenge Victory!

Kraig Kinser will be the 25th starter in the championship event Saturday night after winning the $10,000 Speed Sport World Challenge. It was the fifth win of the Bloomington, Indiana driver’s career at Knoxville, and improved his Saturday night standing from his original starting spot in the C main. A “missing man formation” preceded the World Challenge, honoring the late Shane Krikke, Bob Trostle and Bryan Clauson.

Jason Sides shot out from his starting spot outside the front row at the beginning of the 20-lap event ahead of Kinser and Paul McMahan. Kinser shot around Sides on the second circuit and began pulling away. With three lap sin, Brad Sweet spun, collecting Lynton Jeffrey. Only Sweet would return.

Kinser led Sides, McMahan, Danny Dietrich and James McFadden back to green. McFadden and Dietrich battled hard for the third spot exchanging it twice. By lap eleven, Ian Madsen got into the fray and shot by McFadden for fourth. A wild battle saw four-wide chaos for second, third, fourth and fifth between Madsen, McFadden, Dietrich and Sides.

While Kinser rolled up front, Madsen grabbed second with two to go, and was followed by McFadden, Dietrich and a late charging Jamie Veal at the checkers. Sides, Brooke Tatnell, Terry McCarl, Kerry Madsen and McMahan rounded out the top ten.

“I felt like there was somebody right on me there,” said Kinser in Victory Lane. “I was taking it cautious around the bottom, trying not to screw up and get off that line. I just felt like I kept slowing down more and more. I knew I had to pick it up, and was just waiting for Doug Clark to wave that white flag. We didn’t have the best of weekends starting out, but this is a great ending to our night!”

The 56th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores concludes Saturday night! Who will take the $150,000 check home? To order tickets, or find more information about the Knoxville Nationals, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

Results from Night #3 of the 56th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores – FVP/Speed Sport Night

Group A Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1Z, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA (38), 15.096; 2. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (25), 15.198; 3. 7D, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (8), 15.229; 4. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (24), 15.237; 5. 51S, Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, OK (4), 15.260; 6. 83, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (13), 15.275; 7. 71M, Dave Blaney, Concord, NC (5), 15.288; 8. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (18), 15.334; 9. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (12), 15.435; 10. 93, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (23), 15.438; 11. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (3), 15.465; 12. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 15.470; 13. 55L, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (16), 15.505; 14. 11N, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (15), 15.523; 15. 23S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (22), 15.526; 16. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (20), 15.561; 17. 55W, Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (1), 15.684; 18. 18W, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (32), 15.711; 19. 7M, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (29), 15.730; 20. 3G, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (21), 15.752; 21. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (28), 15.763; 22. 18JS, Jason Solwold, Mount Vernon, WA (33), 15.787; 23. 97, Dean Jacobs, Wooster, OH (14), 15.790; 24. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (35), 15.802; 25. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (39), 15.837; 26. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (6), 15.851; 27. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (27), 15.873; 28. 23, Jimmy Light, West Springfield, PA (9), 15.910; 29. 1X, Chad Trout, Dover, PA (26), 15.932; 30. 4S, Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH (11), 15.991; 31. 77X, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (37), 16.013; 32. 4K, Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN (17), 16.100; 33. 31B, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (19), 16.193; 34. 13, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (7), 16.280; 35. 28AM, Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN (36), 16.362; 36. 15B, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (31), 16.540; 37. 83C, Adam Cruea, Troy, OH (30), 17.002; 38. 71B, Robert Bell, Colfax, IA (34), 17.469; 39. 00, Dane Lorenc, Lancaster, NY (10), 16.410

Group B Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (3), 15.294; 2. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA (5), 15.316; 3. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (38), 15.340; 4. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (12), 15.364; 5. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (29), 15.445; 6. 21H, Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH (19), 15.455; 7. 10, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (1), 15.466; 8. 5H, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (2), 15.506; 9. 09, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (10), 15.573; 10. 10V, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15), 15.629; 11. 26, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (14), 15.653; 12. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (6), 15.686; 13. 70, Danny Holtgraver, Pittsburgh, PA (34), 15.738; 14. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (7), 15.746; 15. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 15.785; 16. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (27), 15.788; 17. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (17), 15.795; 18. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (18), 15.803; 19. 3, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE (11), 15.820; 20. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (30), 15.831; 21. 88N, DJ Netto, Hanford, CA (9), 15.839; 22. 12H, Daniel Harding, Canning Vale, WA, Aust. (4), 15.859; 23. 7, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (22), 15.873; 24. 23C, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (8), 15.927; 25. 20N, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (26), 15.965; 26. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (21), 15.993; 27. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (16), 16.001; 28. 1XX, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (32), 16.025; 29. 45X, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (24), 16.140; 30. 21T, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Magnolia, TX (25), 16.169; 31. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (37), 16.171; 32. 22, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (23), 16.194; 33. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (36), 16.227; 34. 5R, Byron Reed, Monclova, OH (28), 16.229; 35. 7J, Joe Swanson, Etna Green, IN (33), 16.386; 36. 02, Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI (35), 16.422; 37. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (31), 16.467; 38. 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (13), NT.

Group A Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.0: 1. Sheldon Haudenschild (1); 2. Lucas Wolfe (4); 3. Dave Blaney (2) / 4. Jason Solwold (8); 5. Aaron Reutzel (5); 6. Jason Sides (6); 7. Josh Baughman (9); 8. Parker Price-Miller (11); 9. Paige Polyak (3); 10. Kaley Gharst (7); 11. Jimmy Light (10); 12. Clyde Knipp (12)

Group A Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.4: 1. Bill Balog (1); 2. Rico Abreu (4); 3. Stevie Smith (3) / 4. Kraig Kinser (2); 5. Randy Hannagan (5); 6. Brandon Wimmer (7); 7. Dean Jacobs (8); 8. Logan Wagner (6); 9. Glen Saville (9); 10. Kody Kinser (11); 11. Chad Trout (10); 12. Brian Paulus (12)

Group A Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.6: 1. Brady Bacon (2); 2. Tasker Phillips (1); 3. Joey Saldana (3) / 4. Dustin Selvage (4); 5. Trey Starks (5); 6. Clint Garner (7); 7. Chase Johnson (9); 8. Colby Copeland (6); 9. AJ Moeller (8); 10. Danny Smith (10); 11. Shane Golobic (11); 12. Bobby Mincer (12)

Group B Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Dakota Hendrickson (2); 2. Danny Lasoski (3); 3. Matt Moro (6) / 4. Rager Phillips (1); 5. Daniel Harding (8); 6. Hunter Schuerenberg (9); 7. Don Droud Jr. (10); 8. Chris Martin (11); 9. Billy Alley (7); 10. Byron Reed (12); 11. Danny Holtgraver (5); 12. Jacob Allen (4)

Group B Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.2: 1. Willie Croft (1); 2. Greg Hodnett (4); 3. Logan Schuchart (3) / 4. Cory Eliason (2); 5. Davey Heskin (5); 6. Paul McMahan (8); 7. Josh Schneiderman (7); 8. Johnny Herrera (10); 9. Jon Agan (9); 10. Jac Haudenschild (11); 11. Joe Swanson (12); 12. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (6)

Group B Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Tim Shaffer (1); 3. Matt Juhl (2) / 4. Cap Henry (3); 5. Austin McCarl (5); 6. DJ Netto (7); 7. RJ Johnson (9); 8. Greg Wilson (6); 9. Ray Allen Kulhanek (10); 10. Scott Bogucki (11); 11. Mike Reinke (12); 12. Tyler Courtney (8)

C main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Parker Price-Miller (3); 2. Chris Martin (4); 3. Ray Allen Kulhanek (2); 4. Danny Smith (1) / 5. Byron Reed (10); 6. Brian Paulus (9); 7. Joe Swanson (12); 8. Kody Kinser (5); 9. Clyde Knipp (7); 10. Mike Reinke (14); 11. Bobby Mincer (11); 12. Bob Weuve (16); 13. Jac Haudenschild (6); 14. Robert Bell (15); 15. Scott Bogucki (8); 16. Adam Cruea (13); DNS - Shane Golobic; 18. Jonathan Cornell; 19. Dane Lorenc

Group A B Feature (started), 12 Laps, 3:32.0: 1. Dustin Selvage (1); 2. Kraig Kinser (3); 3. Trey Starks (6) / 4. Randy Hannagan (5); 5. Jason Sides (7); 6. Colby Copeland (9); 7. Aaron Reutzel (4); 8. Brandon Wimmer (11); 9. Clint Garner (12); 10. Paige Polyak (2); 11. Logan Wagner (8); 12. Dean Jacobs (14); 13. Kaley Gharst (10); 14. Jason Solwold (13); 15. Josh Baughman (16); 16. Parker Price-Miller (21); 17. AJ Moeller (15); 18. Chase Johnson (18); 19. Ray Allen Kulhanek (22); 20. Jimmy Light (19); 21. Glen Saville (17); 22. Chad Trout (20);

Group B B Feature (started), 12 Laps, 3:32.9: 1. Jacob Allen (1); 2. Cap Henry (2); 3. Davey Heskin (6) / 4. Cory Eliason (3); 5. Billy Alley (8); 6. Rager Phillips (4); 7. DJ Netto (10); 8. Paul McMahan (12); 9. Danny Holtgraver (5); 10. Austin McCarl (7); 11. Johnny Herrera (18); 12. Greg Wilson (9); 13. Josh Schneiderman (11); 14. Daniel Harding (13); 15. Don Droud Jr. (19); 16. Chris Martin (21); 17. Hunter Schuerenberg (14); 18. RJ Johnson (16); 19. Tyler Courtney (15); 20. Jon Agan (17); 21. Danny Smith (20) DNS - 22. Sam Hafertepe Jr.

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Rico Abreu (3); 2. Greg Hodnett (2); 3. Danny Lasoski (6); 4. Lucas Wolfe (1) / 5. Tim Shaffer (16); 6. Logan Schuchart (8); 7. Joey Saldana (7); 8. Stevie Smith (5); 9. Sheldon Haudenschild (13); 10. Brady Bacon (11); 11. Tasker Phillips (17); 12. Dustin Selvage (19); 13. Bill Balog (15); 14. Cap Henry (22); 15. Davey Heskin (24); 16. Matt Moro (18); 17. Kraig Kinser (21); 18. Matt Juhl (12); 19. Dave Blaney (9); 20. Dakota Hendrickson (10); 21. Jacob Allen (20); 22. Willie Croft (14); 23. Brian Brown (4); 24. Trey Starks (23). Lap Leaders: Abreu 1-25. Hard-charger: Shaffer.

Speed Sport World Challenge (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Kraig Kinser (1); 2. Ian Madsen (9); 3. James McFadden (8); 4. Danny Dietrich (4); 5. Jamie Veal (13); 6. Jason Sides (2); 7. Brooke Tatnell (6); 8. Terry McCarl (11); 9. Kerry Madsen (12); 10. Paul McMahan (3); 11. Daniel Harding (5); 12. Brad Sweet (10); 13. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 14. Scott Bogucki (16); 15. Randy Hannagan (14); 16. Danny Smith (17); 17. Glen Saville (15). Lap Leaders: Sides 1, Kr. Kinser 2-20. Hard-charger: Veal.

 

 

Tim Kaeding Storms to Victory Lane on Night #2 of the Knoxville Nationals!

by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 11, 2016) –Cutting some mean doughnuts in celebration, Tim Kaeding reported to Victory Lane for the third time in preliminary night competition at the Knoxville Raceway, as the Lunstra Motorsports No. 3k rocketed to victory on Toyota Qualifying Night in the 56th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. The San Jose, California driver earned $12,000 for his win and just beat a severe storm that hit the Knoxville area.

Kaeding’s fifth career triumph at the Knoxville Raceway in 410cid competition, Tim dedicated his win to Bryan Clauson, saying, “I’ve got to give this one to B.C. Here’s another one towards your 200. I grew up racing with his Dad. Just a great family and a hell of a racecar driver.”

“This car was a rocket ship. I’ve got to thank Lunstra Motorsports, Dammer Trucking, and Folkens Brothers Trucking. They stuck their neck out for me just like Dave [Lunstra] did and thanks to all you for sticking through this; I’m ready for a Beer. It’s way too hot to be in this thing,” said Kaeding with a chuckle and a fist pump to the roar of an approving crowd.

Taking off from the fourth starting spot, Kaeding ran to second at the drop of the green with Dale Blaney showing the way. Closing steadily on the No. 1h, Kaeding began his assault on the lead working the eighth round. Racing off the fourth turn, the lead was in the hands of Kaeding by only 0.009 seconds at the line. Battling back, but to no avail, traffic looked to be Blaney’s chance to reclaim the top-spot.

With Tim’s path blocked on Lap 14, Dale closed the gap only to have traffic turn its favor and allow Kaeding to pull away. But the run was short lived as the caution flew for Justin Henderson who rolled to a stop off the fourth turn while running third.

Getting a nice jump over the field, the race on the track was from second through fifth as Blaney lost the spot to Louisiana’s Jason Johnson. With Terry McCarl in tow, the Price Chopper No. 7x was on Johnson for the runner-up spot on Lap 22, but would not be able to hold the spot as the pair exchanged slide jobs around the Knoxville Raceway.

While Johnson was able to make up some ground, the checkered flag dropped with Kaeding winning by 2.273 seconds. With the win, Tim will lineup up ninth in Saturday’s $150,000 to win A-Feature event.

With the runner-up finish, Johnson will see his Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 41 on the front row on Saturday night.

“I tell you what, these Priority Aviation, Mesilla Valley Transportation guys have been working their tails off this past month. Just an outstanding job,” said Johnson from his side of the podium. “It was a good run tonight. Definitely good for our confidence. We’ve got a lot of great supporters here, and I can’t thank them enough for making Jason Johnson Racing possible and there’s no doubt we’re racing with heavy hearts for Bryan Clauson. Condolences to the family. We’re definitely thinking of them.”

Taking off sixth in a car dedicated to the memory of his father, Lenard McCarl, Terry had to bounce back from an engine swap after his Heat Race, “Hats off to all my crew. My boys were out there helping Doug and Sunshine and everybody,” said Terry. “This No. 7x is a tribute to my Dad, and I’ve got to thank Octane Ink for making this thing so beautiful.”

McCarl will grid the Saturday lineup tenth.

Kerry Madsen advanced to a fourth place finish in the 1AUS after starting eighth. After leading the first eight rounds, Dale Blaney ended his night fifth. Pennsylvania’s Brent Marks from 11th crossed sixth with James McFadden seventh. Having to advance out of the B-Feature, Brad Sweet rocketed from 21st to eighth. Ninth went to Mark Dobmeier with Cap Henry from 16th crossing tenth.

Brad Sweet was quickest in Qualifying with a time of 15.465 seconds. Brad has been fastest on his qualifying night at the Knoxville Nationals on three occasions. Heat Race wins went to Rager Philips, Ryan Bunton, Brent Marks, Jac Haudenschild, and Brooke Tatnell. C-Main victory went to Jon Agan with the B-Main won by Brad Sweet.

A look at the top-five in points following Thursday night finds Daryn Pittman on the pole of the 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. Jason Johnson is second, followed by Kerry Madsen, Jamie Veal, and Donny Schatz.

The 56th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores continues Friday night! Tickets are still available! To order tickets, or find more information about the Nationals, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

Results from Night #2 of the 56th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores – Toyota Qualifying Night

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (3), 15.465; 2. 83, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (56), 15.520; 3. 5, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (9), 15.527; 4. 1AUS, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (30), 15.541; 5. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (54), 15.595; 6. 1ST, Gary Taylor, Snohomish, WA (2), 15.626; 7. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (21), 15.654; 8. 77X, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (26), 15.656; 9. 23C, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (1), 15.676; 10. 1Z, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA (29), 15.678; 11. 7X, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (46), 15.680; 12. 3H, James McFadden, Alice Springs, NT, Aust. (59), 15.686; 13. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (28), 15.693; 14. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (33), 15.695; 15. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (19), 15.705; 16. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (7), 15.715; 17. 71M, Dave Blaney, Concord, NC (39), 15.729; 18. 55L, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (24), 15.74; 19. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (31), 15.749; 20. 51S, Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, OK (23), 15.763; 21. 1D, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (11), 15.771; 22. 1H, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH (25), 15.799; 23. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (43), 15.800; 24. 13JT, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (48), 15.800; 25. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (38), 15.811; 26. 1XX, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (45), 15.811; 27. 23S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (12), 15.831; 28. 19M, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (51), 15.841; 29. 22, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (44), 15.853; 30. 7D, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (8), 15.857; 31. 10V, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (5), 15.870; 32. 6R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (27), 15.873; 33. 21H, Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH (17), 15.877; 34. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (10), 15.916; 35. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (47), 15.944; 36. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (41), 15.957; 37. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (15), 15.979; 38. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (37), 15.985; 39. 18JS, Jason Solwold, Mount Vernon, WA (50), 15.991; 40. 7M, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (18), 16.043; 41. 88N, DJ Netto, Hanford, CA (34), 16.080; 42. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (42), 16.114; 43. 20N, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (16), 16.135; 44. 00, Dane Lorenc, Lancaster, NY (4), 16.151; 45. 5H, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (22), 16.176; 46. 5R, Byron Reed, Monclova, OH (35), 16.193; 47. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (52), 16.227; 48. 7J, Joe Swanson, Etna Green, IN (20), 16.280; 49. 3, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE (58), 16.304; 50. 31B, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (53), 16.332; 51. 21T, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Magnolia, TX (36), 16.352; 52. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Norfolk, NE (14), 16.395; 53. 28AM, Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN (40), 16.427; 54. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (55), 16.435; 55. 23, Jimmy Light, West Springfield, PA (57), 16.442; 56. 4K, Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN (32), 16.487; 57. 13, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (60), 16.743; 58. 83C, Adam Cruea, Troy, OH (6), 16.757; 59. 15B, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (49), 16.849; 60. 71B, Robert Bell, Colfax, IA (13), 17.370

Heat one (started), 10 Laps, 2:42.6: 1. Rager Phillips (2); 2. Clint Garner (1); 3. Justin Henderson (4); 4. Terry McCarl (6) / 5. Brad Sweet (8); 6. Don Droud Jr. (3); 7. Gary Taylor (7); 8. Kraig Kinser (5) / 9. DJ Netto (9); 10. Byron Reed (10);

Heat two (started), 10 Laps, 2:43.7: 1. Ryan Bunton (2); 2. Dale Blaney (4); 3. Chris Martin (1); 4. James McFadden (6) / 5. Dave Blaney (5); 6. Joey Saldana (8); 7. Kyle Larson (7); 8. Trey Starks (3) / 9. Tim Shaffer (10); 10. Greg Wilson (9);

Heat three (started), 10 Laps, 2:42.1: 1. Brent Marks (3); 2. RJ Johnson (1); 3. Tim Kaeding (6); 4. Cap Henry (2) / 5. David Gravel (8); 6. Aaron Reutzel (5); 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4); 8. Parker Price-Miller (7) / 9. Joe Swanson (10); 10. Hunter Schuerenberg (9);

Heat four (started), 10 Laps, 2:44.0: 1. Jac Haudenschild (3); 2. Jason Solwold (1); 3. Mark Dobmeier (4); 4. Kerry Madsen (8) / 5. Danny Lasoski (5); 6. Jacob Allen (2); 7. Brady Bacon (6); 8. Tyler Courtney (7) / 9. Billy Alley (10); 10. Dane Lorenc (9);

Heat five (started), 10 Laps, 2:44.3: 1. Brooke Tatnell (4); 2. Bill Balog (2); 3. Dustin Selvage (3); 4. Jason Johnson (6) / 5. Lucas Wolfe (7); 6. Kaley Gharst (1); 7. Stevie Smith (5); 8. Cory Eliason (8) / DNS - 9. Jon Agan 10. Shane Golobic

C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:50.7: 1. Jon Agan (1); 2. Tim Shaffer (5); 3. Greg Wilson (3); 4. DJ Netto (2) / 5. Byron Reed (4); 6. Shane Golobic (8); 7. Brian Paulus (7); 8. Kody Kinser (14); 9. Seth Brahmer (10); 10. Bob Weuve (12); 11. Joe Swanson (6); 12. Bobby Mincer (13); 13. Clyde Knipp (11); 14. Jimmy Light (9); 15. Adam Cruea (15) DNS - 16. Hunter Schuerenberg 17. Dane Lorenc 18. Billy Alley 19. Ray Allen Kulhanek 20. Robert Bell

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Brad Sweet (1); 2. David Gravel (3); 3. Kyle Larson (5); 4. Gary Taylor (4) / 5. Danny Lasoski (13); 6. Joey Saldana (2); 7. Stevie Smith (14); 8. Tyler Courtney (7); 9. Aaron Reutzel (12); 10. Parker Price-Miller (6); 11. Trey Starks (17); 12. Jacob Allen (18); 13. Dave Blaney (11); 14. Tim Shaffer (22); 15. Greg Wilson (23); 16. Kraig Kinser (10); 17. Cory Eliason (20); 18. Kaley Gharst (19); 19. Brady Bacon (9); 20. DJ Netto (24); 21. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (15); 22. Lucas Wolfe (8); 23. Don Droud Jr. (16); 24. Jon Agan (21);

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Tim Kaeding (4); 2. Jason Johnson (7); 3. Terry McCarl (6); 4. Kerry Madsen (8); 5. Dale Blaney (1); 6. Brent Marks (11); 7. James McFadden (5); 8. Brad Sweet (21); 9. Mark Dobmeier (9); 10. Cap Henry (16); 11. David Gravel (22); 12. Jac Haudenschild (12); 13. Bill Balog (10); 14. Kyle Larson (23); 15. Dustin Selvage (13); 16. Brooke Tatnell (3); 17. Gary Taylor (24); 18. Clint Garner (17); 19. Chris Martin (18); 20. Jason Solwold (20); 21. Ryan Bunton (15); 22. Justin Henderson (2); 23. Rager Phillips (14); 24. RJ Johnson (19). Lap Leaders: Dale Blaney 1-7, Kaeding 8-25. Hard-charger: Sweet.

Qualifying Point Totals from Wednesday and Thursday (Top 16 locked into Saturday’s A; Next 10 locked into Saturday’s B)

Drivers Locked into Saturday’s A main

1 9 Daryn Pittman 485

2 41 Jason Johnson 481

3 1AUS Kerry Madsen 479

4 71 Jamie Veal 477

5 15 Donny Schatz 476

6 10H Chad Kemenah 476

7 49 Brad Sweet 474

8 2S Shane Stewart 472

9 3K Tim Kaeding 470

10 7X Terry McCarl 467

11 5 David Gravel 464

12 1 Sammy Swindell 459

13 3H James McFadden 457

14 82 Dusty Zomer 456

15 2KS Craig Dollansky 454

16 47 Jeff Swindell 452

Drivers Locked into the first five rows of Saturday’s B main

17 18 Ian Madsen 449

18 1H Dale Blaney 447

19 57 Kyle Larson 444

20 2C Wayne Johnson 443

21 55 Brooke Tatnell 442

22 1ST Gary Taylor 440

23 19M Brent Marks 436

24 13JT Mark Dobmeier 432

25 12 Lynton Jeffrey 429

26 29 Danny Dietrich 427

Others

27 17B Bill Balog 425

28 83 Joey Saldana 423

29 22 Jac Haudenschild 422

30 09 Matt Juhl 422

31 24 Rico Abreu 420

32 10 Dakota Hendrickson 417

33 70 Danny Holtgraver 416

34 17A Austin McCarl 414

35 27 Greg Hodnett 412

36 1D Justin Henderson 412

37 21H Cap Henry 409

38 21 Brian Brown 409

39 7D Dustin Selvage 408

40 1S Logan Schuchart 405

41 23C Tyler Courtney 399

42 6R Ryan Bunton 398

43 77X Parker Price-Miller 397

44 10V Rager Phillips 396

45 2 Danny Lasoski 394

46 40 Clint Garner 393

47 12H Daniel Harding 393

48 49J Josh Schneiderman 392

49 56N Davey Heskin 391

50 7S Jason Sides 390

51 7 Paul McMahan 390

52 44 Chris Martin 386

53 19P Paige Polyak 386

54 55L Aaron Reutzel 385

55 18JS Jason Solwold 383

56 18W Colby Copeland 383

57 51S Stevie Smith 382

58 71M Dave Blaney 382

59 20 AJ Moeller 381

60 28 Jonathan Cornell 380

61 1Z Lucas Wolfe 378

62 45X Johnny Herrera 377

63 71A RJ Johnson 377

64 84 Scott Bogucki 376

65 99 Brady Bacon 370

66 11K Kraig Kinser 369

67 93 Sheldon Haudenschild 368

68 7W Tasker Phillips 362

69 23S Trey Starks 357

70 26 Willie Croft 349

71 15H Sam Hafertepe Jr. 348

72 1A Jacob Allen 347

73 55W Logan Wagner 345

74 3G Brandon Wimmer 343

75 68 Chase Johnson 342

76 1XX Don Droud Jr. 341

77 2M Matt Moro 331

78 7M Kaley Gharst 323

79 17 Josh Baughman 316

80 W20 Greg Wilson 313

81 4 Jon Agan 312

82 5H Cory Eliason 309

83 49X Tim Shaffer 308

84 88N DJ Netto 308

85 75 Glen Saville 307

86 95 Matt Covington 304

87 11N Randy Hannagan 302

88 1X Chad Trout 298

89 4S Danny Smith 291

90 97 Dean Jacobs 280

91 02 Mike Reinke 275

92 5R Byron Reed 275

93 31B Shane Golobic 265

94 7J Joe Swanson 262

95 20N Hunter Schuerenberg 259

96 00 Dane Lorenc 255

97 3 Billy Alley 246

98 13V Seth Brahmer 229

99 28AM Brian Paulus 228

100 19 Bob Weuve 217

101 21T Ray Allen Kulhanek 214

102 4K Kody Kinser 211

103 23 Jimmy Light 204

104 13 Clyde Knipp 196

105 15B Bobby Mincer 188

106 83C Adam Cruea 187

107 71B Robert Bell 167

 

 

 

Shane Stewart Holds Off Schatz on Night #1 of the 56th Annual Knoxville Nationals!

by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 10, 2016) – For the third year in a row, and fifth time overall in Knoxville Nationals preliminary competition, Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart parked the Jeff Gordon Foundation No. 2s in Victory Lane; winning Wednesday’s Brandt Professional Agriculture Qualifying Night to open up the 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores.

It was Stewart’s second consecutive year topping the Capitani Classic and his Knoxville Nationals prelim night. The $12,000 score is Shane’s tenth overall win at the Knoxville Raceway and win No. 6 on the season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Referencing the words of Ralph Capitani, warning that Shane would be tough to beat, Shane stated, “I hope you’re interviewing me one more time this week. Man, I tell you what, I’ve got a great car right now, but I know that we’re going to have to pick it up just a little bit more to beat that No. 15 (Donny Schatz). He’s just so darn good here on the bottom and I have so many people ask me how he’s so good, but he just…everything just slows down in the racecar for him. He’s so good at changing lanes and not scrubbing off speed, so I’ve got to get better at that if I’m going to beat him”.

Gridding the field fourth, Stewart gave chase the first nine circuits as Jeff Swindell took off with the lead over Wayne Johnson from the front row. Into third on the third round, Stewart carefully closed in on the No. 47. Setting up Swindell for the pass on Lap 9, Stewart made the slide through turns one and two but was denied the top spot.

Regrouping on Lap 10, the slide came again through the first two turns. Leaving almost no room for error, Swindell was forced to roll out of the throttle, taking away enough momentum for Stewart to hold off the turn to take the lead.

Under caution on Lap 12 for Lynton Jeffrey, who lost a wheel on the No. 12 machine, Shane no longer had Swindell to contend with, as Donny Schatz had moved into the runner-up spot on the eleventh round. Charging low on the No. 2c, the No. 15 was kept at bay by 0.012 seconds to complete Lap 13. Taking the lead the following lap, his advantage was short lived as Stewart drove back to the point.

Slowed again with eight laps to run, Stewart got the jump on the restart, but Schatz was quick to pick up the pace, challenging again for the top position on the podium on Lap 19. Now three times denied, the nine-time champion watched as Shane pulled his advantage to 1.390 seconds at the drop of the checkered flag.

“It’ll be a different racetrack on Saturday for sure. We’ve been trying to find speed on the top of this place ever since we’ve been coming here,” said Donny of his runner-up appearance. “It seems like there’s nights you can do it, and nights you can’t, but we know what to do to run the bottom, but right now, we’re just curious of what it’s going to do on Saturday and which way it’s going to go. Right now, that’s the million-dollar question.”

Moving up from fifth, Chad Kemenah brought the Hunter Racing No. 10h to the final podium step. On his finish, Chad stated, “This is good for Saturday, and takes a little bit of pressure off, but, my brother’s had the racecar good all year long and that’s what we’ve been good at is being consistent, so maybe on Saturday, we can be just as consistent, or a little bit better.”

Coming from eighth, Daryn Pittman brought the Great Clips No. 9 to fourth with Jamie Veal from seventh to complete the top-five. Having to start 20th on the field, Greg Hodnett was the highest finishing Pennsylvania driver on the night with a hard charging run to sixth in the Heffner Racing No. 27. After leading early on, Jeff Swindell faded to finish seventh with Wayne Johnson also falling back to eighth. Ninth went to Rico Abreu with Dusty Zomer tenth after running as high as fourth in the opening laps.

With 47 drivers drawing in for Wednesday’s Brandt Professional Agriculture Qualifying night, Heat Race wins went to Chad Kemenah, Paige Polyak, Rico Abreu, Dusty Zomer, and Greg Hodnett. The C-Feature was topped by Josh Baughman with the B-Feature going to Sammy Swindell. The night’s quick time was achieved by Daryn Pittman with a time of 14.791 seconds.

Following Wednesday’s action, Daryn Pittman sits atop the points with 485. Jamie Veal is second with 477, followed by Donny Schatz, Chad Kemenah, and Shane Stewart who rounds out the top-five in standings with 472 markers.

The 56th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores continues Thursday night! Tickets are still available! To order tickets, or find more information about the Nationals, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (20), 14.791; 2. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (30), 14.794; 3. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (6), 14.887; 4. 71, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (21), 14.995; 5. 70, Danny Holtgraver, Pittsburgh, PA (16), 15.013; 6. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (15), 15.048; 7. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (45), 15.061; 8. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (41), 15.085; 9. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (12), 15.090; 10. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (5), 15.137; 11. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (11), 15.138; 12. 2S, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (42), 15.143; 13. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (26), 15.153; 14. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (10), 15.177; 15. 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (3), 15.188; 16. 47, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (24), 15.194; 17. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (4), 15.220; 18. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (1), 15.23; 19. 7, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (31), 15.230; 20. 10, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (23), 15.234; 21. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (22), 15.238; 22. 29, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (34), 15.243; 23. 09, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (2), 15.248; 24. 55W, Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (19), 15.259; 25. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (18), 15.263; 26. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 15.267; 27. 93, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (36), 15.287; 28. 26, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (28), 15.299; 29. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (9), 15.303; 30. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (8), 15.310; 31. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (38), 15.331; 32. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (32), 15.358; 33. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (40), 15.361; 34. 3G, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (7), 15.363; 35. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (29), 15.373; 36. 12H, Daniel Harding, Canning Vale, WA, Aust. (25), 15.415; 37. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (44), 15.415; 38. 18W, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (27), 15.442; 39. 45X, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (13), 15.512; 40. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA (35), 15.519; 41. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (14), 15.524; 42. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (37), 15.615; 43. 1X, Chad Trout, Dover, PA (33), 15.650; 44. 97, Dean Jacobs, Wooster, OH (39), 15.719; 45. 11N, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (47), 15.808; 46. 02, Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI (43), 15.837; 47. 4S, Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH (46), 15.892

Heat one (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Chad Kemenah (6); 2. Daniel Harding (1); 3. Jeff Swindell (5); 4. Daryn Pittman (8) / 5. Scott Bogucki (4); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 7. Tasker Phillips (3); 8. Glen Saville (9) / 9. Matt Covington (2); 10. Mike Reinke (10)

Heat two (started), 10 Laps, 2:38.4: 1. Paige Polyak (1); 2. Logan Schuchart (2); 3. Shane Stewart (6); 4. Danny Dietrich (4) / 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (3); 6. Sammy Swindell (8); 7. Jason Sides (5); 8. Brian Brown (7) / 9. Josh Baughman (9); 10. Danny Smith (10);

Heat three (started), 10 Laps, 2:39.1: 1. Rico Abreu (2); 2. Colby Copeland (1); 3. Matt Juhl (4); 4. Wayne Johnson (5) / 5. Craig Dollansky (7); 6. Willie Croft (3); 7. Josh Schneiderman (6); 8. Ian Madsen (8) / 9. Chad Trout (9);

Heat four (started), 10 Laps, 2:41.7: 1. Dusty Zomer (6); 2. Johnny Herrera (1); 3. Donny Schatz (7); 4. Jamie Veal (8) / 5. Paul McMahan (5); 6. Brandon Wimmer (2); 7. Chase Johnson (3); 8. Logan Wagner (4) / 9. Dean Jacobs (9);

Heat five (started), 10 Laps, 2:39.4: 1. Greg Hodnett (1); 2. Davey Heskin (2); 3. Austin McCarl (4); 4. Dakota Hendrickson (5) / 5. Danny Holtgraver (8); 6. Matt Moro (3); 7. Jonathan Cornell (6); 8. AJ Moeller (7) / 9. Randy Hannagan (9);

C main (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.1: 1. Josh Baughman (2); 2. Randy Hannagan (3); 3. Chad Trout (1); 4. Danny Smith (5) / 5. Mike Reinke (6); DQ (Scales) Dean Jacobs (4); DNS - 7. Matt Covington

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:16.1: 1. Sammy Swindell (1); 2. Ian Madsen (2); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 4. Craig Dollansky (6) / 5. Brian Brown (5); 6. Jason Sides (10); 7. Paul McMahan (11); 8. Danny Holtgraver (3); 9. Josh Schneiderman (8); 10. Sheldon Haudenschild (15); 11. Tasker Phillips (14); 12. Scott Bogucki (12); 13. Jonathan Cornell (9); 14. Brandon Wimmer (19); 15. Josh Baughman (21); 16. AJ Moeller (7); 17. Willie Croft (16); 18. Chase Johnson (17); 19. Randy Hannagan (22); 20. Logan Wagner (13); 21. Danny Smith (24); 22. Glen Saville (20); 23. Chad Trout (23); 24. Matt Moro (18)

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Shane Stewart (4); 2. Donny Schatz (6); 3. Chad Kemenah (5); 4. Daryn Pittman (8); 5. Jamie Veal (7); 6. Greg Hodnett (20); 7. Jeff Swindell (2); 8. Wayne Johnson (1); 9. Rico Abreu (14); 10. Dusty Zomer (3); 11. Craig Dollansky (24); 12. Danny Dietrich (10); 13. Sammy Swindell (21); 14. Ian Madsen (22); 15. Matt Juhl (11); 16. Logan Schuchart (13); 17. Austin McCarl (12); 18. Daniel Harding (16); 19. Dakota Hendrickson (9); 20. Davey Heskin (15); 21. Colby Copeland (18); 22. Paige Polyak (17); 23. Johnny Herrera (19); 24. Lynton Jeffrey (23). Lap Leaders: J. Swindell 1-9, Stewart 10-25. Hard-charger: Hodnett.

Wednesday Point Totals

1 9 Daryn Pittman 485

2 71 Jamie Veal 477

3 15 Donny Schatz 476

4 10H Chad Kemenah 476

5 2S Shane Stewart 472

6 1 Sammy Swindell 459

7 82 Dusty Zomer 456

8 2KS Craig Dollansky 454

9 47 Jeff Swindell 452

10 18 Ian Madsen 449

11 2C Wayne Johnson 443

12 12 Lynton Jeffrey 429

13 29 Danny Dietrich 427

14 09 Matt Juhl 422

15 24 Rico Abreu 420

16 10 Dakota Hendrickson 417

17 70 Danny Holtgraver 416

18 17A Austin McCarl 414

19 27 Greg Hodnett 412

20 21 Brian Brown 409

21 1S Logan Schuchart 405

22 12H Daniel Harding 393

23 49J Josh Schneiderman 392

24 56N Davey Heskin 391

25 7S Jason Sides 390

26 7 Paul McMahan 390

27 19P Paige Polyak 386

28 18W Colby Copeland 383

29 20 AJ Moeller 381

30 28 Jonathan Cornell 380

31 45X Johnny Herrera 377

32 84 Scott Bogucki 376

33 93 Sheldon Haudenschild 368

34 7W Tasker Phillips 362

35 26 Willie Croft 349

36 55W Logan Wagner 345

37 3G Brandon Wimmer 343

38 68 Chase Johnson 342

39 2M Matt Moro 331

40 17 Josh Baughman 316

41 75 Glen Saville 307

42 95 Matt Covington 304

43 11N Randy Hannagan 302

44 1X Chad Trout 298

45 4S Danny Smith 291

46 97 Dean Jacobs 280

47 02 Mike Reinke 275

 

 

Daryn Pittman Races to His Third Front Row Challenge Championship!

by Bill Wright

Oskaloosa, IA, August 8, 2016 – Daryn Pittman netted $22,500 plus contingencies with his win Monday night at Southern Iowa Speedway’s 21st Annual Price Chopper Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting, Searsboro Telephone Company and Hiland Dairy. The Owasso, Oklahoma driver won the 30-lap feature event aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing #9. In addition to the $20,000 winner’s share, a $1,000 bonus from USA Chemical, $500 cash from Country Builders Construction for setting quick time, and $1,000 from TK Concrete for winning the Keith Hutton “King of the Hill” Match Race were part of Daryn’s haul!

It was an emotional night in Oskaloosa, and much was done to honor the memory of the late Bryan Clauson. In addition to raising funds for the Clauson family in a number of ways, the Matt Wood Racing #17w piloted by Bryan the last two seasons, set the pace for the feature field.

Pittman jumped out to an early lead in the 30-lap main event over Brian Brown and Danny Lasoski. Just two laps in, the caution came out for Jason Johnson, who needed a new right rear. He would rejoin the field. Brown used the restart to gain the lead, before the red was displayed for Rager Phillips, who got into the turn three wall. He was uninjured.

Brown led Pittman, Lasoski, David Gravel and Kerry Madsen back to green. Rico Abreu jumped into the top five immediately, but the pace was slowed again when Ian Madsen suffered rear-end issues on the backstretch. Abreu surged to fourth on lap five, but the momentum was halted once again when Brent Marks spun behind the turn three wall. He would rejoin the field.

Brown led the field again on the restart with just six laps counted, ahead of Pittman, Lasoski, Abrue and Gravel. The track yielded some racy action! Pittman challenged Brown for the point again, grabbing it on lap seven. Meanwhile, Gravel and Abreu were going back and forth in the fourth spot. Brad Sweet, who started twelfth, surged into the top five on lap 12.

The final caution came for Bob Weuve, who needed a wrecker in turn three. Pittman led Brown, Lasoski, Kerry Madsen and Sweet back to green. The action in positions three through seven became intense! Sweet passed both Kerry Madsen and Lasoski on the restart to gain third. Madsen moved into fourth. Madsen would not be denied in a battle with Sweet, however, grabbing second with ten laps to go.

Pittman stretched his lead in the closing stages to earn his third career Front Row Challenge win (2008, 2012), while Madsen gained speed, grabbing the runner-up spot with three to go. Brown would end up third, ahead of Sweet and Lasoski. Abreu, Gravel, hard-charger Sheldon Haudenschild, James McFadden and Craig Dollansky would complete the top ten.

In addition to the $500 bonus given to Pittman for quick time, Country Builders Construction also awarded the same cash bonus to heat winners, McFadden, Dakota Hendrickson and Abreu, and B main winner, Cory Eliason. Kale Kahne was selected as Mechanic of the Race, accepting a 3/8 Micro Lithium Impact Kit courtesy of Mark Stuchel Snap-On Tools franchisee. Sheldon Haudenschild received $500 from Country Builders Construction and a KSE Power Steering Pump for his Hard-charger honors.

Former Ultimate Challenge champion, Kyle Larson, showed speed in his heat race before contacting an infield tire and getting upside down in his heat. He was uninjured.

21th Annual Price Chopper Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting, Don Long’s Searsboro Telephone Company and Hiland Dairy Results

Front Row Challenge Main Event (started), 30 laps: 1. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (1) 2. 29, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (6) 3. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (2) 4. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (12) 5. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (3) 6. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (7) 7. 5, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (4) 8. 93, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (18) 9. 3H, James McFadden, Alice Springs, NT, Aust. (8) 10. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (14) 11. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (15) 12. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (9) 13. 7w, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (19) 14. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (13) 15. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (20) 16. 10, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (11) 17. 1x, Chad Trout, Dover, PA (22) 18. 19m, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (10) 19. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (23) 20. 71, Robert Bell, Colfax, IA (24) 21. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (16) 22. 7, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (21) 23. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (5) 24. 10V, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17) DNS – 5H, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA. Lap Leaders: Pittman 1-2, Brown 3-6, Pittman 7-30. KSE Hard-charger: Haudenschild.

Seafoam Motor Treatment Heat one (started, *qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. James McFadden (2*) 2. Craig Dollansky (1*) 3. Ian Madsen (4*) 4. Daryn Pittman (6*) 5. Kerry Madsen (5*) 6. Brady Bacon (3*) 7. Brooke Tatnell (9) 8. Tasker Phillips (7) 9. Chad Trout (8)

Tasos Steak House Heat two (started, *qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. Dakota Hendrickson (1*) 2. Brad Sweet (2*) 3. Brent Marks (3*) 4. Sammy Swindell (4*) 5. Brian Brown (6*) 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (8) 7. 18JS, Jason Solwold, Burlington, WA (7) 8. Bob Weuve (9) 9. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (5)

Arnold Motor Supply Heat three (started, *qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. Terry McCarl (4*) 2. Mark Dobmeier (1*) 3. Jason Johnson (3*) 4. Danny Lasoski (5*) 5. David Gravel (6*) 6. Rager Phillips (2) 7. Paul McMahan (8) DNS – Robert Bell

TK Concrete Keith Hutton Memorial “King of the Hill” Match Races, 2 laps: Round one: Daryn Pittman defeats James McFadden, David Gravel defeats Ian Madsen, Danny Lasoski defeats Rico Abreu, Brian Brown defeats Kerry Madsen; Round two: Daryn Pittman defeats David Gravel, Brian Brown defeats Danny Lasoski; Final Round: Daryn Pittman defeats Brian Brown

B Main (started), 10 laps: 1. Cory Eliason (2) 2. Rager Phillips (1) 3. Sheldon Haudenschild (3) 4. Tasker Phillips (4) 5. Brooke Tatnell (5) 6. Paul McMahan (6) 7. Chad Trout (7) 8. Bob Weuve (8) 9. Robert Bell (9) / DNS – Kyle Larson, Jason Solwold

 

 

Shane Stewart Doubles Up in 5th Annual KCP Capitani Classic!

by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 7, 2016) – For the second year in a row, Shane Stewart was the man to beat at the Knoxville Raceway as the driver of the Larson-Marks No. 2 became the first driver to double up in the Capitani Classic, winning the fifth instalment of the Sunday spectacular presented by Kustom Concrete Pumping.

This was Shane’s ninth career 410cid score at the Knoxville Raceway. The victory was quite the way to kick off the team’s week in Iowa as Shane’s last performance at the Marion County half-mile with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series ended with parts flying.

“I tried to clean out the trailer the last time I was in town,” chuckled Shane in Victory Lane. “I’ve got to thank Justin [Marks] and Kyle [Larson]. We haven’t had the best of seasons but they’ve stuck with us and keep giving us everything we need to stay out here and keep doing our jobs.”

“We’ve changed several cars to try and make things faster and some nights, it looks like we on the upward swing, but then the valley comes and when you’re in the valley, you cherish moments like this because this sport can be very humbling.”

Shane extended his well wishes to Bryan Clauson and his family before wrapping up his post-race interview, which included Ralph Capitani’s nod as his pick to win the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores.

Taking three shots at the start of the A-Feature, Shane took the lead on the first round, only to chase Kerry Madsen the next two attempts. One lap in, Brad Sweet and Aaron Reutzel came together to bring out the caution. Madsen would not be able to keep Shane Stewart at bay, as the lead changed hands on the third round.

Finding the tail of the field on Lap 8, Shane found the road blocked; allowing the No. 29 of Kerry Madsen to close in. There was a red on Lap 15 as Bronson Maeschen spun, collecting Danny Lasoski who was running fifth. The pair emerged unscathed.

On the start, Brian Brown dropped the Casey’s General Stores/FVP No. 21 to the deck with the run on Madsen, but the Keneric Racing No. 29 was able to power back to the silver position. With the laps starting to dwindle, Stewart again worked into traffic, but it was not enough for anyone to challenge as Shane crossed 3.459 seconds ahead of Kerry Madsen.

“In the long run, I actually stayed with him [Shane] and I thought well, I’m still in this thing, but on that last short run, he just ran off and left everybody,” said Madsen. “I’m just happy to hold onto second and happy for the guys after working so hard. It’s a good tune up I guess.”

Ending where he started, Brian Brown claimed the final podium step, “We’re right here where we need to be and to be on the podium with these two guys, I don’t care where you’re at, it’s a good night,” said Brown who also extended well wishes to the Clauson family.

Strong in the closing laps, Washington’s Jason Solwold advanced from 11th to fourth after battling several laps with Pennsylvania hot-shoe, Brent Marks, who ended his night fifth. Joey Saldana brought the Roth No. 83 across sixth with Oklahoma’s Daryn Pittman, who advanced from the B-Main, coming from 20th to seventh in the Great Clips No. 9. Dusty Zomer from 15th was eighth with Randy Hannagan ninth. The top-ten rounded out with Jamie Veal.

The night’s Pole Shuffle offered up a nice $2,000 bonus thanks to Greenland Homes. The first of seven rounds saw Dustin Selvage and Randy Hannagan taking two laps with Selvage taking the win. Making it to round three, Dustin fell to Brian Brown, who took his No. 21 through the sixth round before falling to Shane Stewart. Stewart advanced to the championship round with Kerry Madsen. It was Madsen who earned the pole in Sunday’s championship event.

Kerry Madsen set quick time in Group A, while Pittman was the fastest in Group B. Kerry Madsen, Paul McMahan, Zomer, Veal, Wayne Johnson and Lasoski won heats. Twin B-mains were topped by Chad Kemenah and Daryn Pittman.

It’s time for the “Granddaddy of Them All”, the 56th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores! Join us, starting this Wednesday, August 10 through Saturday, August 13. Tickets are still available! To order tickets, or find more information about the Nationals, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

5th Annual Kustom Concrete Pumping Capitani Classic Results

Time Trials Group A (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 29, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (14), 15.188; 2. 55L, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (4), 15.195; 3. 83, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (6), 15.224; 4. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (13), 15.247; 5. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (3), 15.281; 6. 5, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (10), 15.286; 7. 7, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (7), 15.310; 8. 19M, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (11), 15.312; 9. 18JS, Jason Solwold, Mount Vernon, WA (2), 15.380; 10. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (16), 15.394; 11. 7P, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (28), 15.440; 12. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (23), 15.503; 13. 49K, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (22), 15.558; 14. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (1), 15.559; 15. 18W, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (24), 15.588; 16. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (19), 15.594; 17. 3H, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust. (17), 15.619; 18. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA (20), 15.667; 19. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (12), 15.680; 20. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (8), 15.692; 21. 47, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (18), 15.709; 22. 29W, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (27), 15.710; 23. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (21), 15.713; 24. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (31), 15.717; 25. 3G, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (30), 15.719; 26. 1B, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (15), 15.722; 27. 12H, Daniel Harding, Perth, WA, Aust. (29), 15.832; 28. 7J, Joe Swanson, Etna Green, IN (9), 15.914; 29. 88N, DJ Netto, Hanford, CA (26), 16.109; 30. 1X, Chad Trout, Dover, PA (25), 16.218; 31. 23, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (5), NT.

Time Trials Group B (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (25), 15.504; 2. 1H, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH (5), 15.515; 3. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (1), 15.526; 4. 2S, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (13), 15.594; 5. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (9), 15.626; 6. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (24), 15.704; 7. 71M, Dave Blaney, Concord, NC (10), 15.710; 8. 11N, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (2), 15.720; 9. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (21), 15.757; 10. 71, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (18), 15.767; 11. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (8), 15.824; 12. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (3), 15.840; 13. 93, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (23), 15.876; 14. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (26), 15.896; 15. 09, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (19), 15.904; 16. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (16), 15.917; 17. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (20), 15.932; 18. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (17), 15.943; 19. 70, Danny Holtgraver, Pittsburgh, PA (11), 15.981; 20. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (27), 16.001; 21. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (29), 16.012; 22. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (22), 16.055; 23. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (14), 16.120; 24. 10V, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (4), 16.136; 25. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (28), 16.142; 26. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (12), 16.148; 27. 10, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (30), 16.176; 28. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (31), 16.227; 29. 28AM, Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN (6), 16.246; 30. 28X, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (15), 16.496; 31. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (7), 16.704.

Group A Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.6: 1. Kerry Madsen (4); 2. Brian Brown (3); 3. Dustin Selvage (2) / 4. Chad Kemenah (1); 5. Danny Dietrich (8); 6. Brad Sweet (5); 7. Jon Agan (7); 8. Tim Shaffer (6); 9. Joe Swanson (10); 10. Brandon Wimmer (9) DNS – Trey Starks

Group A Heat two (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Paul McMahan (1); 2. James McFadden (6); 3. Brent Marks (2) / 4. Aaron Reutzel (4); 5. Brady Bacon (3); 6. Kraig Kinser (8); 7. DJ Netto (10); 8. Chris Martin (7); 9. Jac Haudenschild (9); 10. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5)

Group A Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.0: 1. Dusty Zomer (1); 2. Joey Saldana (4); 3. Jason Solwold (2) / 4. David Gravel (3); 5. Greg Hodnett (6); 6. Jeff Swindell (7); 7. Colby Copeland (5); 8. Daniel Harding (9); 9. Chad Trout (8); DNS - Scott Bogucki (8)

Group B Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.7: 1. Jamie Veal (1); 2. Shane Stewart (3); 3. Dave Blaney (2) / 4. Daryn Pittman (4); 5. Danny Holtgraver (7); 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (5); 7. Josh Baughman (6); 8. Mark Dobmeier (9); 9. Austin McCarl (8); 10. Tony Shilling (10); 11. Bob Weuve (11)

Group B Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.6: 1. Wayne Johnson (1); 2. Randy Hannagan (2); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (5) / 4. Bronson Maeschen (3); 5. Dale Blaney (4); 6. Ian Madsen (6); 7. Davey Heskin (7); 8. RJ Johnson (8); 9. Brian Paulus (10); 10. Chase Johnson (9)

Group B Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.6: 1. Danny Lasoski (2); 2. Josh Schneiderman (1); 3. Tasker Phillips (3) / 4. Matt Covington (4); 5. Matt Juhl (5); 6. Paige Polyak (6); 7. Terry McCarl (7); 8. Rager Phillips (8); 9. Jonathan Cornell (10)

Pole Shuffle Round one (started), 2 Laps, :32.8: 1. Dustin Selvage (1); 2. Randy Hannagan (2);

Pole Shuffle Round two (started), 2 Laps, :32.9: 1. Dustin Selvage (2); 2. Dave Blaney (1);

Pole Shuffle Round three (started), 2 Laps, :31.9 (NTR): 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. Dustin Selvage (2);

Pole Shuffle Round four (started), 2 Laps, :32.2: 1. Brian Brown (2); 2. Tasker Phillips (1);

Pole Shuffle Round five (started), 2 Laps, :32.2: 1. Brian Brown (2); 2. Joey Saldana (1);

Pole Shuffle Round six (started), 2 Laps, :32.3: 1. Shane Stewart (1); 2. Brian Brown (2);

Pole Shuffle Round seven (started), 2 Laps, :32.6: 1. Kerry Madsen (1); 2. Shane Stewart (2);

B main Group A (started), 12 Laps, 3:22.4: 1. Chad Kemenah (4); 2. Brad Sweet (5); 3. Aaron Reutzel (1) / 4. Brady Bacon (2); 5. David Gravel (3); 6. Greg Hodnett (9); 7. Tim Shaffer (6); 8. Kraig Kinser (12); 9. Colby Copeland (7); 10. Jeff Swindell (10); 11. Daniel Harding (14); 12. Chris Martin (11); 13. DJ Netto (16); 14. Chad Trout (15); 15. Joe Swanson (13); 16. Jon Agan (10) DNS – Sam Hafertepe Jr., Danny Dietrich, Brandon Wimmer, Scott Bogucki, Trey Starks, Jac Haudenschild

B main Group B (started), 12 Laps, 3:25.3: 1. Daryn Pittman (1); 2. Dale Blaney (2); 3. Bronson Maeschen (4) / 4. Matt Covington (3); 5. Josh Baughman (7); 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (5); 7. Ian Madsen (8); 8. Terry McCarl (12); 9. Austin McCarl (13); 10. Matt Juhl (6); 11. Davey Heskin (11); 12. Danny Holtgraver (10); 13. Mark Dobmeier (16); 14. Rager Phillips (15); 15. Brian Paulus (19); 16. Bob Weuve (20); 17. Chase Johnson (17); 18. Paige Polyak (9); 19. RJ Johnson (14); 20. Tony Shilling (18) DNS – Jonathan Cornell, Dakota Hendrickson

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Shane Stewart (2); 2. Kerry Madsen (1); 3. Brian Brown (3); 4. Jason Solwold (11); 5. Brent Marks (9); 6. Joey Saldana (4); 7. Daryn Pittman (20); 8. Dusty Zomer (15); 9. Randy Hannagan (8); 10. Jamie Veal (12); 11. Chad Kemenah (19); 12. Dale Blaney (22); 13. Josh Schneiderman (16); 14. Tasker Phillips (5); 15. Lynton Jeffrey (18); 16. James McFadden (17); 17. Dave Blaney (7); 18. Danny Lasoski (10); 19. Bronson Maeschen (24); 20. Paul McMahan (13); 21. Dustin Selvage (6); 22. Wayne Johnson (14); 23. Brad Sweet (21); 24. Aaron Reutzel (23). Lap Leaders: K. Madsen 1-2, Stewart 3-25. Hard-charger: Pittman.

 

 

Sammy Swindell Winst the 26th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals!

by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 6, 2016) - For the second time in Knoxville Raceway history, a driver has added the 360cid and 410cid Nationals Championship to their Trophy Case as Sammy Swindell parked the A.G. Rains / Acme Graphix No. 3s in Victory Lane to claim the $15,000 top prize in the 26th annual Arnold Motor Supply ASCS 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.

Joining Danny Lasoski as the only other driver to win both crown jewel events at the Marion County oval, Swindell is the fourteenth different winner of the 360 Nationals since 1991. The win is also the first as a car owner for West Memphis, Arkansas native, A.G. Rains.

“Praise the Lord, I’ve just been so blessed here lately with things going a lot of different directions,” said Sammy in Victory Lane after his fifth career 360 win at Knoxville. “I’m still out here doing this, getting to do what I love to do driving these cars and they gave me a perfect car tonight. All the things we did yesterday, they were all right. We hit it on the head and I couldn’t ask for anything any better.”

“When I was on the bottom there, I thought I was okay there. Then Clint [Garner] got around, and I just had to wait for my turn to get a shot and see where he was good at, and where he wasn’t to make my move; but the car just got better and better throughout the race.”

Taking off from the front row, Swindell took off into the race lead with Clint Garner, quickly taking over the point on the second lap. Stalked by the Acme Graphix No. 3s, the pair rolled top and bottom on the Knoxville Raceway with Swindell finally able to reclaim the lead on Lap nine.

The wily veteran began distancing himself from the current Knoxville 360cid point’s leader as the race through the top-five heated up, with Lasoski up to third and closing. Taking over the runner-up spot on the 13th trip around the half-mile, the 1995 winner of the 360cid Nationals came to Swindell’s back bumper as the caution flew on Lap 16 for Josh Baughman whose engine expired.

On the restart, the mover was Brian Brown. After fading to ninth early on, the FVP/Casey’s General Store No. 21 was back up to fourth. Stealing away third on Lap 20, the pass for the runner-up spot on Lap 22 would be Brown’s last pass of the night as the engine let go under the bonnet of the No. 21. That nearly wadded up Lasoski who barely got the Mark Burch No. 1m turned down the track.

Setting up a three lap dash to the finish, Lasoski got close but was never close enough as Swindell finished 1.078 seconds ahead of “The Dude”.

Challenged by Dusty Zomer on the final restart, Clint Garner rebounded to hold onto third with Terry McCarl coming from eighth to fourth. Ian Madsen from 14th came up to complete the top-five in the last corner.

Challenging for the third spot on the restart, Dusty Zomer faded to sixth with Jack Dover advancing twelve spots as the night’s Hard Charger. Friday’s preliminary A-Feature winner, Jamie Veal crossed eighth, with Brooke Tatnell and Tony Shilling making up the top ten.

Saturday night began with E-Feature competition. Colby Copeland grabbing that win. The night’s D-Feature was topped by Billy Butler after race winner, Tim Shaffer, was disqualified for the Wickerbill being too tall on the No. 49x. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. was the winner in the C-Feature. In the first three feature events, Colby Copeland and Logan Forler were able to advance from the E to the C. Forler was a DNF in the C, with Copeland finishing 15th. Jack Dover was able to grab the B-Feature.

Devin Kline Cops $800 with Ninth Career 305 Win!

Devin Kline put his name on top of the career 305 sprint car winners’ list at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night. The Knoxville, Iowa driver wrestled the lead away from Christian Bowman on lap two, and was never seriously challenged in the 15-lap event. The win aboard the White Lightning Motorsports #5J was worth $800, thanks to $400 in bonuses from Pace Performance Parts.

The event was plagued by several cautions. Christopher Scank spun while running fifth on lap six, then suffered a left rear tire flat and got sideways two laps later. Cody Ambers could not avoid contacting him. Brandon Worthington spun to bring a yellow on lap eleven and a circuit later, Mike Mayberry spun, collecting Mitchell Alexander. No one was injured.

Bowman maintained second behind Kline at the line, while McKenna Haase worked her way up from row four to finish third, followed by Corey Kautz and Chris Walraven. Chase Wanner, hard-charger Tyler Thompson, Matthew Stelzer, Jeff Wilke and Brad Comegys rounded out the top ten. Kline set quick time, while Mayberry and Wilke notched heat wins.

“We were really good on the long runs, but on that last restart, I tried to give it away and missed the bottom,” said Kline in Victory Lane. “Nonetheless, we came away with a win, and I have to thank Pace Performance for the bonus money. That’s going to go a long way. Don Blackshear and those guys make a great engine package, and we utilized it tonight. (Starting on the pole) feels like the whole world is on your shoulders. You’ve got nowhere to go but back. Fortunately, we just looked ahead and got the win.”

Join us tomorrow night for the Fifth Annual Kustom Concrete Pumping “Capitani Classic” presented by Great Southern Bank! The 410 sprint cars will have their last laps on the track before the 56th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. The action will be intense! Visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com for more information!

Results from the 26th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank

E main (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.3: 1. 18w, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (4); 2. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID (1); 3. 77x, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (3); 4. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (2); 5. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (5); 6. 7J, Joe Swanson, Etna Green, IN (6) / DNS – 5, Phil Walter, McClure, PA, 4m, Evan Martin, California, MO, 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA, 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA, 11N, Ed Neumeister, Upper Sandusky, OH, 88N, DJ Netto, Hanford, CA

D main (started), 10 Laps, 2:56.7: 1. 1T, Billy Butler, Sacramento, CA (4); 2. 31B, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (3); 3. 71c, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (2); 4. Colby Copeland (11); 5. 14K, Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO (12); 6. 85, Forrest Sutherland, Cherryvale, KS (6); 7. 03, Joe Wood Jr., Newcastle, OK (5); 8. 98, Chris Masters, Napa, CA (7); 9. Logan Forler (14) / 10. Alan Zoutte (16); 11. 9z, Jared Goerges, Brainerd, MN (8); 12. 22B, Jesse Baker, Grants, NM (9); 13. Alex Hill (13); 14. John Anderson (15); 15. Joe Swanson (17); 16. 4s, Adam Speckman, Rapid City, SD (10); DQ (Wickerbill) – 49x, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (1) DNS – 50z, Zach Chappell, Talala, OK, 26, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA, 14J, Josh Riggins, Lincoln, NE, 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND, 07, Michael Bookout, Tulsa, OK, 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS

C main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (4); 2. 12H, Daniel Harding, Perth, WA, Aust. (8); 3. 17w, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (1); 4. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (13); 5. 21T, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Conroe, TX (9); 6. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (10); 7. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (3); 8. 9m, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (6) / 9. 75x, JT Imperial, Mesa, AZ (2); 10. 12, James Mosher, Albuquerque, NM (14); 11. 9JR, Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (7); 12. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (11); 13. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (12); 14. Sheldon Haudenschild (17); 15. Colby Copeland (19); 16. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (5); 17. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (15); 18. Stacey Alexander (18); 19. Billy Butler (16); 20. Kyle Bellm (20); 21. Forrest Sutherland (21); 22. Chris Masters (23); 23. Joe Wood Jr. (22); 24. Logan Forler (24) DNS – 24H, Kade Higday, Des Moines, IA, 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA, 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA, 22H, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN, 86, Tony Bruce Jr., Liberal, KS

B main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (1); 2. 5H, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (2); 3. 23, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (5); 4. 2m, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (3); 5. 11x, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (4) / 6. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (11); 7. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (13); 8. 45x, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (9); 9. 2c, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (15); 10. Chad Kemenah (20); 11. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (8); 12. Jeff Swindell (22); 13. 1x, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (12); 14. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (10); 15. 18s, Justin Sanders, Watsonville, CA (14); 16. Chris Martin (23); 17. Daniel Harding (18); 18. Harli White (19); 19. Ray Allen Kulhanek (21); 20. 23D, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (16); 21. 13v, Seth Brahmer, Wisner, NE (7); 22. Ricky Montgomery (24); 23. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (17); 24. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (6) DNS – 9P, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 84, Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN, 3A, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE, 34DD, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. 3s, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (2); 2. 1m, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (5); 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (1); 4. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (8); 5. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (14); 6. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (9); 7. Jack Dover (19); 8. 71, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (7); 9. 25, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (15); 10. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (3); 11. 1H, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH (12); 12. 7w, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (13); 13. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (11); 14. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (16); 15. Matt Moro (22); 16. Cory Eliason (20); 17. Seth Bergman (21); 18. 6, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (10); 19. John Carney II (23); 20. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (17); 21. 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (18); 22. 17wx, Shane Golobic*, Fremont, CA (24); 23. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (6); 24. 17x, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (4) DNS – 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD, * - subbed for Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN. Lap Leaders: S. Swindell 1, Garner 2-8, S. Swindell 9-25. Hard-charger: Dover.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 5J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (5), 17.581; 2. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (15), 17.633; 3. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.769; 4. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (2), 17.77; 5. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (9), 17.815; 6. 36, Christopher Scank, Cedar Rapids, IA (6), 17.853; 7. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (10), 17.954; 8. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (14), 18.136; 9. 51, Corey Kautz, Urbandale, IA (8), 18.168; 10. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (17), 18.194; 11. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (11), 18.318; 12. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (19), 18.338; 13. 38, Mike Dapra, Gillette, WY (13), 18.386; 14. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (12), 18.449; 15. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (21), 18.540; 16. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (18), 18.546; 17. 71G, Cody Ambers, Knoxville, IA (4), 18.763; 18. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (16), 18.779; 19. 48, Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, IA (20), 18.878; 20. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (1), 20.015; 21. 82, Lee Patterson, Des Moines, IA (3), 20.555.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.7: 1. Mike Mayberry (1); 2. McKenna Haase (3); 3. Chris Walraven (5); 4. Devin Kline (6); 5. Corey Kautz (2); 6. Chase Wanner (4); 7. Tyler Thompson (10); 8. Mike Dapra (7); 9. Cody Ambers (9); 10. Dan Henning (8); 11. Lee Patterson (11)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Jeff Wilke (1); 2. Brad Comegys (5); 3. Christopher Scank (4); 4. Christian Bowman (6); 5. Mitchell Alexander (3); 6. Joe Simbro (7); 7. Matthew Stelzer (2); 8. Brandon Worthington (9); 9. Josh Jones (8); 10. Chase Young (10);

A main, 15 Laps, NT: 1. Devin Kline (1); 2. Christian Bowman (2); 3. McKenna Haase (7); 4. Corey Kautz (9); 5. Chris Walraven (3); 6. Chase Wanner (5); 7. Tyler Thompson (19); 8. Matthew Stelzer (13); 9. Jeff Wilke (11); 10. Brad Comegys (4); 11. Joe Simbro (12); 12. Dan Henning (15); 13. Brandon Worthington (18); 14. Chase Young (20); 15. Lee Patterson (21); 16. Mike Mayberry (10); 17. Mitchell Alexander (8); 18. Christopher Scank (6); 19. Cody Ambers (17) DNS – Mike Dapra, Josh Jones. Lap Leaders: Bowman 1, Kline 2-15. Hard-charger: Thompson.

 

 

Jamie Veal Breaks Through on Night Two of the 360 Nationals!

by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 5, 2016) He may have lead start to finish, but it was a thriller of an A-Feature at the Knoxville Raceway as Australia’s Jamie Veal found Victory Lane for the first time in his career at the famed half-mile; winning night two of the 26th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.

Veal’s first Knoxville Raceway victory also goes down as his first with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, making Jamie the 135th overall winner in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition, and 13th on the season.

“All those starts helped me heaps. I got the jump there three or four times but I got a bit nervous those last few go-rounds with [Brian] Brown picking up a few, and [Clint] Garner picking up a few there, so it didn’t leave much buffer,” said Jamie on his victory at the famed half-mile. “Their experience around here is second to none, but I can’t thank this Indy Race Parts team enough to give me to me the opportunity to race here.”

Asked about his progression through the season at the Knoxville Raceway, Veal commented, “We’ve had a good car here the past three or four times here, and it’s good to finally get a win at Knoxville, especially during the 360 Nationals, so we’ll just go from here.”

Three times to get the race rolling, Veal was able to get the jump all three times over the GoMuddy.com No 1H of Dale Blaney. Moving away from the field, Veal built a comfortable two second advantage before the caution flew on Lap 12 for Matt Moro. Prior to the caution, the race on the track was for fourth as Brian Brown, Davey Heskin, and Clint Garner attached the position.

Taking over the show position on the restart from Brooke Tatnell, the Casey’s General Store/FVP No. 21 of Brian Brown set sights on Dale Blaney for second. Diving low into the third turn, Brown broke loose from the bottom, sliding Nerf bar to left rear on Blaney, with both somehow able to roll away.

Caution with 13 laps complete, the cast of challengers continued their march to the front as the Midwest Excavating No. 40 of Clint Garner set sights on Brown for the runner-up spot.

With everyone still chasing Jamie Veal, the bottom side worked to Garner’s favor as the night’s quick timer rolled to second on the final lap. Running down Jamie Veal into the final two turns, the driver of the Indy Race Parts No. 71 would not be denied; crossing 0.435 seconds ahead of the current Knoxville Raceway 360 points’ leader.

Brian Brown crossed third after starting fifth with Dusty Zomer coming home fourth. After challenging for the lead early, Dale Blaney slipped back to complete the top-five. Brooke Tatnell finished sixth with Jack Dover coming from 14th to seventh. Hard Charging from 20th, Johnny Herrera advanced to finish eighth with Davey Heskin winding up ninth. Tasker Phillips from 21st completed the top-ten.

Quick time went to Clint Garner on Friday night with a time of 16.017 seconds. Five Heat races were topped by Don Droud, Jr., Calvin Landis, Rager Phillips, Dale Blaney, and Jamie Veal. C-Feature honors went to John Schulz. The night’s B-Main was topped by Tasker Phillips.

The Friday night program saw 52 drivers checking in, bringing this year’s total to 93 competitors. With points tallied through the two preliminary nights, Clint Garner, with 492 points, has earned the pole in Saturday’s $15,000 to win feature event. He will share the front row with fellow South Dakota driver, Justin Henderson, who tallied 481 markers.

The finale of the 26th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank takes place on Saturday, August 6 with Hot Laps getting underway at 6:45 P.M. (CDT). For continued updates on the Knoxville Raceway, log onto http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com.

For more information and updates on the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Results for Night #2 of the 26th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (2), 16.017; 2. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (20), 16.137; 3. 6, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (4), 16.186; 4. 11X, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (23), 16.208; 5. 14J, Josh Riggins, Newton, IA (1), 16.221; 6. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (5), 16.349; 7. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.357; 8. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (18), 16.363; 9. 82, Dusty Zomer, Brandon, SD (6), 16.384; 10. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (9), 16.384; 11. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (3), 16.408; 12. 25, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (17), 16.461; 13. 3A, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE (12), 16.500; 14. 1H, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH (51), 16.548; 15. 71, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (11), 16.562; 16. 34DD, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (14), 16.564; 17. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (37), 16.585; 18. 23, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (29), 16.615; 19. 22H, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (24), 16.644; 20. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (16), 16.653; 21. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (30), 16.656; 22. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (47), 16.664; 23. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (39), 16.670; 24. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (26), 16.764; 25. 18S, Justin Sanders, Watsonville, CA (8), 16.785; 26. 1X, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (27), 16.785; 27. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (13), 16.795; 28. 9P, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (32), 16.798; 29. 45X, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (21), 16.811; 30. 1T, Billy Butler, Sacramento, CA (10), 16.818; 31. 31B, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (28), 16.834; 32. 26, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (31), 16.849; 33. 7M, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (45), 16.880; 34. 03, Joe Wood Jr., Newcastle, OK (25), 16.972; 35. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (43), 16.973; 36. 20, Casey Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA (33), 16.991; 37. 18JS, Jason Solwold, Mount Vernon, WA (44), 17.016; 38. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (19), 17.025; 39. 77x, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (48), 17.085; 40. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (46), 17.127; 41. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (35), 17.129; 42. 14K, Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO (49), 17.158; 43. 18W, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (50), 17.193; 44. 4M, Evan Martin, California, MO (34), 17.255; 45. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (52), 17.274; 46. 5, Phil Walter, McClure, PA (36), 17.276; 47. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (38), 17.326; 48. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID (41), 17.329; 49. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (42), 17.351; 50. 11N, Ed Neumeister, Upper Sandusky, OH (40), 17.608; 51. 7J, Joe Swanson, Etna Green, IN (22), 17.995; DQ (Muffler) - 52. 88N, DJ Netto, Hanford, CA (15), 16.878.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.2: 1. Don Droud Jr. (1); 2. Davey Heskin (4); 3. Clint Garner (6); 4. Jac Haudenschild (3) / 5. Matt Moro (5); 6. Joe Beaver (2); 7. Casey Friedrichsen (8); 8. Sheldon Haudenschild (7) / 9. John Schulz (9); 10. Phil Walter (10);

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.1: 1. Calvin Landis (2); 2. Russ Hall (1); 3. Brooke Tatnell (4); 4. Chris Martin (3) / 5. Jon Agan (5); 6. Tasker Phillips (6); 7. Jason Solwold (8); 8. Willie Croft (7) / 9. Kyle Bellm (9); 10. John Anderson (10);

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.2: 1. Rager Phillips (1); 2. Jack Dover (2); 3. Carson McCarl (6); 4. Seth Bergman (3) / 5. Billy Alley (4); 6. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 7. Kaley Gharst (7); 8. Chris Morgan (8) / 9. Logan Forler (10); 10. Colby Copeland (9);

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.3: 1. Dale Blaney (4); 2. Johnny Herrera (1); 3. Harli White (2); 4. Dusty Zomer (5) / 5. John Carney II (6); 6. Randy Hannagan (3); 7. Joe Wood Jr. (7); 8. Evan Martin (9) / 9. Alan Zoutte (8) DNS - 10. Alex Hill

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.3: 1. Jamie Veal (4); 2. Brian Brown (5); 3. Justin Sanders (2); 4. Wayne Johnson (3) / 5. Lee Grosz (8); 6. Blake Hahn (7); 7. McKenna Haase (9); 8. Billy Butler (1) / 9. Ed Neumeister (10); 10. Josh Riggins (6);

C main (started), 8 Laps, 2:57.7: 1. John Schulz (1); 2. Kyle Bellm (4); 3. Logan Forler (8); 4. Alan Zoutte (5) / 5. DJ Netto (9); 6. Phil Walter (6); 7. John Anderson (3); 8. Ed Neumeister (10); 9. Joe Swanson (7); 10. Alex Hill (2) DNS - 11. Josh Riggins; 12. Colby Copeland

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Tasker Phillips (1); 2. Matt Moro (3); 3. John Carney II (2); 4. Billy Alley (4) / 5. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 6. Randy Hannagan (7); 7. Blake Hahn (12); 8. Joe Beaver (6); 9. Willie Croft (11); 10. Jason Solwold (14); 11. Lee Grosz (16); 12. Sheldon Haudenschild (8); 13. Billy Butler (9); 14. Logan Forler (23); 15. Joe Wood Jr. (13); 16. Kyle Bellm (20); 17. Evan Martin (19); 18. Alan Zoutte (22); 19. Kaley Gharst (10); 20. Chris Morgan (17); 21. John Schulz (21); 22. Casey Friedrichsen (15); 23. McKenna Haase (18); DNS - 24. Jon Agan

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Jamie Veal (1); 2. Clint Garner (8); 3. Brian Brown (5); 4. Dusty Zomer (6); 5. Dale Blaney (2); 6. Brooke Tatnell (3); 7. Jack Dover (14); 8. Johnny Herrera (20); 9. Davey Heskin (4); 10. Tasker Phillips (21); 11. Seth Bergman (11); 12. Carson McCarl (7); 13. Rager Phillips (19); 14. Russ Hall (18); 15. Justin Sanders (16); 16. Don Droud Jr. (17); 17. Harli White (15); 18. Calvin Landis (13); 19. Wayne Johnson (12); 20. Matt Moro (22); 21. Jac Haudenschild (9); 22. Billy Alley (24); 23. John Carney II (23); 24. Chris Martin (10). Lap Leader: Veal 1-20. Hard-charger: Herrera.

Tentative Lineups for the 26th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank

A Main

1 40 Clint Garner 492

2 1 Justin Henderson 481

3 3S Sammy Swindell 480

4 22 Tony Shilling 480

5 17X Josh Baughman 479

6 1M Danny Lasoski 476

7 21 Brian Brown 475

8 71 Jamie Veal 472

9 24 Terry McCarl 472

10 82 Dusty Zomer 469

11 6 Carson McCarl 468

12 5J Jamie Ball 467

13 1H Dale Blaney 466

14 7W Tasker Phillips 465

15 18 Ian Madsen 464

16 17WX Bryan Clauson 464

17 25 Brooke Tatnell 462

18 56N Davey Heskin 461

19 9 Ryan Giles 461

20 18R Ryan Roberts 452

B Main (4 transfer)

21 53D Jack Dover 441

22 5H Cory Eliason 440

23 2M Matt Moro 440

24 11X John Carney II 438

25 23 Seth Bergman 437

26 87 Aaron Reutzel 437

27 13V Seth Brahmer 437

28 95 Matt Covington 429

29 45X Johnny Herrera 427

30 3P Sawyer Phillips 425

31 10 Calvin Landis 424

32 9P Rager Phillips 422

33 84 Brandon Hanks 422

34 3A Billy Alley 422

35 34DD Jac Haudenschild 421

36 1X Don Droud Jr. 420

37 29 Russ Hall 419

38 18S Justin Sanders 418

39 2C Wayne Johnson 417

40 23D Devon Dobie 417

C Main (4 transfer)

41 17W Harli White 416

42 75X JT Imperial 414

43 44 Chris Martin 413

44 15H Sam Hafertepe Jr. 413

45 24H Kade Higday 405

46 35L Cody Ledger 404

47 9M Ricky Montgomery 402

48 9JR Derek Hagar 402

49 3 Nate Van Haaften 401

50 12H Daniel Harding 399

51 21T Ray Allen Kulhanek 394

52 94 Jeff Swindell 392

53 17 Tyler Groenendyk 391

54 22H Randy Hannagan 389

55 53 Joe Beaver 381

56 4 Jon Agan 380

57 10H Chad Kemenah 368

58 86 Tony Bruce Jr. 361

59 12 James Mosher 359

60 52 Blake Hahn 355

D main (4 transfer)

61 49X Tim Shaffer 353

62 26 Willie Croft 351

63 71C Stacey Alexander 349

64 31B Sheldon Haudenschild 347

65 1T Billy Butler 347

66 50Z Zach Chappell 346

67 85 Forrest Sutherland 346

68 14J Josh Riggins 345

69 18JS Jason Solwold 342

70 4J Lee Grosz 340

71 O3 Joe Wood Jr. 338

72 9Z Jared Goerges 332

74 O7 Michael Bookout 332

75 98 Chris Masters 329

76 4S Adam Speckman 323

77 20 Casey Friedrichsen 320

78 81A Chris Morgan 317

79 22B Jesse Baker 315

80 14K Kyle Bellm 314

E main (4 transfer)

81 4M Evan Martin 311

82 2L Logan Forler 306

83 2K Kevin Ingle 306

84 99 John Schulz 306

85 55 McKenna Haase 300

86 33 Alan Zoutte 296

87 77X Alex Hill 279

88 5 Phil Walter 273

89 1A John Anderson 269

90 18W Colby Copeland 267

91 11N Ed Neumeister 264

92 88N DJ Netto 237

93 7J Joe Swanson 234

 

 

Jamie Ball Leads It All to Win Night One of the 360 Knoxville Nationals

by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 4, 2016) For the third time in his career at the Knoxville Raceway, Jamie Ball wheeled his J.J. Kane Auctioneers No. 5J around the Marion County half-mile perfectly for 20 laps for victory on night one of the 26th annual Arnold Motor Supply ASCS 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.

Timing in 13th, Ball was able to run to the final transfer in the third Heat Race, setting Jamie on the pole of Thursday’s preliminary A-Feature.

“I’d rather be lucky that good any day,” chuckled Jamie when asked about his night and the way everything shook out. “Our qualifying numbers lacked a little bit because of a bad draw, but these guys are the best here. I’d put them up against anyone. We are so prepared, you know, you win races in the shop and our hours of hard work show it, and I know our wives can attest that we’ve put a lot of work into this.”

Ball’s first Preliminary Night victory in the $15,000 to win Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank, the win is also the Iowa native’s first with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, making Jamie the 134th different winner in National Tour competition.

Outdueling Bryan Clauson twice on the start following a red for Kade Higday, the No. 5J was challenged the first couple before starting to pull away only to see a caution on the third round as Nate Van Haaften slowed off the fourth turn.

With Clauson in tow on the restart, Ball built his advantage quickly as Clauson worked to hold off the No. 17x of Josh Baughman, who eventually worked to the runner-up spot on Lap 5. Stalking Jamie Ball as the pair approached slower traffic, the gap closed very little as the No. 5J weaved through the back-markers.

Shuffling the remainder of the top-five as the race worked past the half-way point, the race on the track brewed for second as Sammy Swindell wheeled the Acme Graphix No. 3s around Baughman on the sixteenth lap.

Closing slightly on Jamie, laps would run out as the No. 5j crossed 1.533 seconds ahead of Sammy Swindell.

Josh Baughman held on for third with Terry McCarl grabbing the fourth spot. Having to advance out of the B-Feature, Danny Lasoski rocketed from 21st to complete the top-five in the Parker Burch Motorsports No. 1m.

Ian Madsen from ninth came to sixth with Tony Shilling seventh. After contending for the lead early, Bryan Clauson slipped to an eighth place run with Justin Henderson and Ryan Giles making up the top-ten.

In terms of points following Thursday’s opener, Justin Henderson sits atop the points with 481. Sammy Swindell and Tony Shilling sit at 480 each with the nod going to Swindell had a better finish in the A main. Josh Baughman in fourth in standings with 479 points followed by Danny Lasoski with 476 to complete the top-five.

The 26th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals presented Great Southern Bank continues on Friday, August 5 with Hot Laps getting underway at 6:45 P.M. (CDT). For continued updates on the 360 Nationals, and every event at the Knoxville Raceway in 2016, log onto http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com. For updates on the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Results for Night #1 of the 26th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (5), 16.089; 2. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (6), 16.232; 3. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (25), 16.241; 4. 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (24), 16.252; 5. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (37), 16.272; 6. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (1), 16.285; 7. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (36), 16.294; 8. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (17), 16.334; 9. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (31), 16.346; 10. 3S, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (34), 16.361; 11. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (32), 16.422; 12. 17WX, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN (28), 16.444; 13. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (29), 16.449; 14. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. (16), 16.475; 15. 9JR, Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (13), 16.525; 16. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Wisner, NE (4), 16.527; 17. 21T, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Magnolia, TX (40), 16.538; 18. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (41), 16.593; 19. 23D, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (30), 16.630; 20. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (39), 16.637; 21. 5H, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (38), 16.644; 22. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (18), 16.649; 23. 84, Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN (10), 16.658; 24. 24H, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (11), 16.712; 25. 75X, JT Imperial, Mesa, AZ (3), 16.721; 26. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (21), 16.765; 27. 12, James Mosher, Albuquerque, NM (7), 16.780; 28. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (27), 16.783; 29. 86, Tony Bruce Jr., Owasso, OK (22), 16.788; 30. 12H, Daniel Harding, Perth, WA, Aust. (2), 16.797; 31. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (33), 16.864; 32. O7, Michael Bookout, Tulsa, OK (14), 16.881; 33. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (9), 16.896; 34. 85, Forrest Sutherland, Cherryvale, KS (8), 16.924; 35. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (35), 16.961; 36. 50Z, Zach Chappell, Talala, OK (15), 17.007; 37. 98, Chris Masters, Napa, CA (12), 17.163; 38. 9Z, Jared Goerges, Brainerd, MN (19), 17.207; 39. 4S, Adam Speckman, Rapid City, SD (23), 17.603; 40. 22B, Jesse Baker, Grants, NM (20), 17.942; 41. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (26), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:13.1: 1. Cory Eliason (2); 2. Justin Henderson (6); 3. Ricky Montgomery (1); 4. Seth Brahmer (3) /5. Chad Kemenah (7); 6. Tyler Groenendyk (5); 7. Zach Chappell (8); 8. Aaron Reutzel (4); DNS - 9. Kevin Ingle

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:13.7: 1. Bryan Clauson (4); 2. Matt Covington (2); 3. Tony Shilling (6); 4. Ryan Giles (5) / 5. Ray Allen Kulhanek (3); 6. James Mosher (1); 7. Michael Bookout (7); 8. Chris Masters (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.4: 1. Brandon Hanks (2); 2. Josh Baughman (3); 3. Cody Ledger (1); 4. Jamie Ball (4) / 5. Danny Lasoski (6); 6. Stacey Alexander (5); 7. Jared Goerges (7); DNS - 8. Nate Van Haaften

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.6: 1. Ian Madsen (4); 2. Kade Higday (2); 3. Terry McCarl (5); 4. Devon Dobie (3) / 5. Ryan Roberts (6); 6. Tony Bruce Jr. (1); 7. Forrest Sutherland (7); 8. Adam Speckman (8)

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.0: 1. Sammy Swindell (5); 2. Daniel Harding (1); 3. JT Imperial (2); 4. Sawyer Phillips (3) / 5. Derek Hagar (4); 6. Tim Shaffer (7); 7. Jeff Swindell (6); 8. Jesse Baker (8);

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Danny Lasoski (1); 2. Ryan Roberts (2); 3. Aaron Reutzel (5); 4. Nate Van Haaften (8) / 5. Derek Hagar (6); 6. Chad Kemenah (11); 7. Ray Allen Kulhanek (7); 8. Tim Shaffer (15); 9. Zach Chappell (16); 10. Tony Bruce Jr. (10); 11. Forrest Sutherland (14); 12. Stacey Alexander (13); 13. James Mosher (9); 14. Jared Goerges (18); 15. Chris Masters (17); 16. Adam Speckman (19); 17. Jeff Swindell (3); 18. Tyler Groenendyk (4); 19. Jesse Baker (20); 20. Michael Bookout (12) DNS - 21. Kevin Ingle

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Jamie Ball (1); 2. Sammy Swindell (3); 3. Josh Baughman (5); 4. Terry McCarl (4); 5. Danny Lasoski (21); 6. Ian Madsen (9); 7. Tony Shilling (7); 8. Bryan Clauson (2); 9. Justin Henderson (8); 10. Ryan Giles (6); 11. Cory Eliason (13); 12. Aaron Reutzel (21); 13. Seth Brahmer (10); 14. Matt Covington (14); 15. Sawyer Phillips (12); 16. Ryan Roberts (22); 17. JT Imperial (15); 18. Brandon Hanks (23); 19. Cody Ledger (17); 20. Devon Dobie (11); 21. Daniel Harding (20); 22. Ricky Montgomery (18); 23. Nate Van Haaften (24); 24. Kade Higday (16). Lap Leader: Ball 1-20. Hard-charger: Lasoski.

Thursday Night Point Totals

1 1 Justin Henderson 481

2 3S Sammy Swindell 480

3 22 Tony Shilling 480

4 17X Josh Baughman 479

5 1M Danny Lasoski 476

6 24 Terry McCarl 472

7 5J Jamie Ball 467

8 18 Ian Madsen 464

9 17WX Bryan Clauson 464

10 9 Ryan Giles 461

11 18R Ryan Roberts 452

12 5H Cory Eliason 440

13 87 Aaron Reutzel 437

14 13V Seth Brahmer 437

15 95 Matt Covington 429

16 3P Sawyer Phillips 425

17 84 Brandon Hanks 422

18 23D Devon Dobie 417

19 75X JT Imperial 414

20 24H Kade Higday 405

21 35L Cody Ledger 404

22 9M Ricky Montgomery 402

23 9JR Derek Hagar 402

24 3 Nate Van Haaften 401

25 12H Daniel Harding 399

26 21T Ray Allen Kulhanek 394

27 94 Jeff Swindell 392

28 17 Tyler Groenendyk 391

29 10H Chad Kemenah 368

30 86 Tony Bruce Jr. 361

31 12 James Mosher 359

32 49X Tim Shaffer 353

33 71C Stacey Alexander 349

34 50Z Zach Chappell 346

35 85 Forrest Sutherland 346

36 9Z Jared Goerges 332

37 O7 Michael Bookout 332

38 98 Chris Masters 329

39 4S Adam Speckman 323

40 22B Jesse Baker 315

41 2K Kevin Ingle 306

 

 

7/31/16

Hancock County Speedway

Britt, IA

NSL

20 cars

Ian Madsen (1st car out to time) set quick time at 16.183 seconds on the uncharacteristically very hard and slick 3/8-mile surface. With dust flying in hot laps, you knew things were going to be very dry and the track gave away quickly. Sammy Swindell (7th car out) was second quick, followed by Terry McCarl (2nd), Bill Balog (15th), Danny Lasoski (14th), Kerry Madsen (18th), Brady Bacon (10th), Brian Brown (8th), Lynton Jeffrey (11th) and Craig Dollansky (5th). Dakota Hendrickson failed to get a time in. A push truck rolled over the right rear of Balog

Heat one (started): 1. Dollansky (1) 2. Bacon (2) 3. I. Madsen (4) 4. Balog (3) 5. RJ Johnson 71A (5) 6. Tasker Phillips 7w (7) 7. Kevin Hetrick 35 (6)

Dollansky led the distance in a mostly single-file 8-lapper. Hetrick pulled off early. Phillips went over the top of turn fopur

Heat two (started): 1. Cory Eliason 5H (1) 2. Brown (2) 3. Swindell 1 (4) 4. Lasoski 2 (3) 5. Austin Johnson 81 (5) 6. Bronson Maeschen 96 (6) DNS – Dakota Hendrickson 10

Maeschen exited early and sounded like he was on seven cylinders. Eliason led another parade flag to flag.

Heat three (started): 1. K. Madsen 29 (3) 2. Brooke Tatnell 55 (1) 3. Jeffrey 12 (2) 4. McCarl 24 (4) 5. Brandon Hanks 84 (6) 6. Travis Whitney 16 (5)

Whitney retired early. Jeffrey took the early lead over K. Madsen and Tatnell. K. Madsen shot under Jeffrey to take the lead on lap two. Tatnell followed suit on lap five to move into second. By then, K. Madsen was gone.

A main (started): 1. McCarl (1) 2. I. Madsen (4) 3. K. Madsen (2) 4. Swindell (3) 5. Dollansky (8) 6. Brown (7) 7. Lasoski (9) 8. Eliason (10) 9. Jeffrey (11) 10. Tatnell (12) 11. Hanks (15) 12. Bacon (5) 13. Balog (6) 14. Phillips (18) 15. A. Johnson (14) 16. RJ Johnson (13) 17. Hetrick (19) 18. Whitney (16) 19. Hendrickson (20) 20. Maeschen (17)

The race was shortened from 25 to 20 laps due to the dry track conditions. McCarl led from the outset, while I. Madsen passed his brother to gain third on the first lap. With one lap in, Tatnell spun and Hanks stopped on the track. Both would return after hitting the work area, as would RJ Johnson. Maeschen, Hendrickson and Whitney went pitside and collected $1,000 to start. It would prove to be the last caution. McCarl led I. Madsen, K. Madsen, Swindell and Balog back to green. On lap four, Dollansky took fifth from Balog and it would prove to be the last change amongst the top five. Both Bacon and Balog, who won here a year ago, were the only drivers to try and make something happen on the top of the track, but it was no use. The win was worth $5,000 for McCarl, and came in front of his first car owner, Daryl Arend, and a number of his supporters.

 

 

Ian Madsen Gets Redemption at Knoxville with $5,000 NSL Victory! Clint Garner Takes an Emotional 360 Feature Win

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, July 30, 2016 – Ian Madsen drove to his second win of the season and the seventh of his career at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday on Weiler Manufacturing Night. The win with the National Sprint League came in the KCP Racing #18 sprinter and paid the St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia driver $5,000. It was a bit of redemption for Ian, who retired with motor issues on the first lap a week ago here. Clint Garner, who lost his brother-in-law, Kevin Fluth, this week drove to an emotional wire to wire win in the 360 class, besting Jamie Veal at the line. Thirty-two 410’s and forty-two 360’s were making their last preparations for Southern Iowa Sprintweek, which gets underway this Thursday, August 4th, with the start of the 26th Annual Arnold Motor Supply Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. Another large crowd was on hand to witness some great action at Knoxville and a large fireworks show at the end of the night!

Jamie Veal, who was performing double duty on the night, led lap one of the 25-lap NSL feature. Ian Madsen battled back to lead lap two, as Danny Lasoski, Brian Brown and Sammy Swindell followed. With three laps in the books, Tasker Phillips and Josh Baughman came together in a nasty looking crash in turn one. Fortunately, both were uninjured.

Veal did his best to run down the leader over the next several laps, while Dustin Selvage and Swindell raced side-by-side for a spot in the top five. On lap eleven, as he tried to reel in Madsen, Veal slowed in turn three and went pitside.

Madsen’s lead was a half straightaway over Lasoski and Brown at that point. Lasoski began to catch the leader in traffic, and with five laps left, close to within four-tenths of a second. Madsen made the moves he needed to in traffic, however, and crossed the checkers in front of Lasoski, Brown, Swindell and Craig Dollansky. Kerry Madsen, Selvage, Bryan Clauson, Josh Schneiderman and Bronson Maeschen rounded out the top ten. Lasoski set quick time for the second night in a row with the NSL, and RJ Johnson, Schneiderman, Selvage and Brooke Tatnell won heat races. Tasker Phillips claimed the B main.

“It seems like every time (Veal) comes here, we end up starting next to each other,” said Ian Madsen afterwards. “He’s doing a great job. We just got out front and went as hard as we could for 25 laps. We’re just happy to get a win in front of such a great crowd again tonight. I’m really happy for my team. We had some bad luck last week, so it’s great to come back and get the win. We have a big couple of weeks coming up, but we can’t get too excited going in. I just really want to thank the fans for coming out tonight. It really was an awesome crowd!”

It looked like a showdown from the season opener when Clint Garner lined up beside Bryan Clauson to start the 18-lap 360 feature. On that night, Clauson would emerge victorious. Garner had other ideas. Back in his familiar powder blue sprinter, the Sioux Falls, South Dakota native led from the outset over Clauson and Ryan Giles.

Contact sent McKenna Haase spinning three laps in. The incident also involved Stacey Alexander, and Joe Beaver, who tipped over. Both Haase and Alexander would return to action. Jamie Veal jumped up to fourth on the restart before Kade Higday stopped in turn three five laps in.

Veal put away Giles for third and a battled ensued with Clauson for the runner-up position. The Aussie claimed the spot on lap eight and tried to reel in the leader. Garner kept his pace up front and was unimpeded when two more cautions, one for Matt Covington and the other for Ryan Roberts, slowed things. Great battles in positions fourth through sixth waged the last half of the race, but up front, Garner would hold off Veal for his 27th career win here.

Behind the lead pair were Clauson, Tony Shilling and Giles. Jon Agan, Sam Hafertepe Jr. (from 19th), Jack Dover, Jamie Ball and hard-charger Danny Lasoski rounded out the top ten. Beaver and Giles posted quick time in their respective groups, while Calvin Landis, Tyler Groenendyk, Covington and Garner were heat winners. Shilling and Nate Van Haaften won the B mains.

“I can’t hardly talk right now,” said an emotional Garner. “I told myself when I got out of the car, that I was going to try to do my best. I want everyone to know that my heart, my thoughts, my prayers…everything I’m doing is with my brother-in-law. I can’t thank my family enough for letting me come race and try to pick some spirits up. Hopefully they were watching, and this could get their mind off of it for a split second. I can’t tell you how much it hurts.”

“I played with the wing the whole race,” he continued. “I was so worried about (Clauson). The first race of the year, he beat me. I told the guys I guess we have a rematch. We had the one restart and I saw a #71. I thought, ‘Ryan Anderson hasn’t been here in a long time.’ I finally got a glimpse of him during a yellow flag, and saw we had the 71 from Indy Race Parts. I know those guys and I know how hard they’re trying. I knew I had to do my best. The racetrack was good and I can’t thank the Dunkin’s enough.”

Join us this Thursday night as the 26th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank get underway! For more information on our exciting upcoming schedule, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (8), 15.623; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (18), 15.631; 3. 23, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (1), 15.640; 4. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (19), 15.644; 5. 71, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (9), 15.675; 6. 29, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (32), 15.735; 7. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (2), 15.763; 8. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (6), 15.767; 9. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (14), 15.798; 10. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (12), 15.826; 11. 7, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (15), 15.864; 12. 17W, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN (21), 15.866; 13. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (3), 15.883; 14. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (7), 15.897; 15. 1B, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (20), 15.916; 16. 10V, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (26), 15.986; 17. 55L, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (23), 15.991; 18. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (24), 15.997; 19. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (28), 16.020; 20. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (17), 16.058; 21. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (31), 16.063; 22. 10, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (27), 16.128; 23. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (16), 16.144; 24. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Norfolk, NE (29), 16.277; 25. 5H, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (11), 16.359; 26. 12, Daniel Harding, Perth, WA, Aust. (30), 16.383; 27. 4K, Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN (13), 16.443; 28. 47, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (5), 16.448; 29. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (22), 16.461; 30. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (4), 16.624; 31. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (10), 17.411; 32. 21T, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Magnolia, TX (25), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.9: 1. RJ Johnson (1); 2. Sammy Swindell (4); 3. Jamie Veal (5); 4. Aaron Reutzel (2); 5. Josh Baughman (3); 6. Danny Lasoski (6); 7. Cory Eliason (7); 8. Davey Heskin (8)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.5: 1. Josh Schneiderman (2); 2. Dakota Hendrickson (1); 3. Craig Dollansky (4); 4. Kerry Madsen (5); 5. Brian Brown (6); 6. Tasker Phillips (3); 7. Daniel Harding (7); 8. Kevin Hetrick (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.2: 1. Dustin Selvage (4); 2. Scott Bogucki (2); 3. Brady Bacon (1); 4. Bronson Maeschen (5); 5. Trey Starks (6); 6. Jake Bubak (3); 7. Kody Kinser (7); 8. Bob Weuve (8)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:13.0: 1. Brooke Tatnell (2); 2. Bryan Clauson (4); 3. Ian Madsen (6); 4. Jeff Swindell (7); 5. Seth Brahmer (1); 6. AJ Moeller (5); 7. Rager Phillips (3); 8. Ray Allen Kulhanek (8)

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:27.2: 1. Tasker Phillips (1); 2. Jeff Swindell (5); 3. Rager Phillips (3); 4. Cory Eliason (6) / 5. Davey Heskin (9); 6. Daniel Harding (7); 7. Jake Bubak (2); 8. Seth Brahmer (4); 9. Kody Kinser (8); 10. Kevin Hetrick (10); 11. Bob Weuve (11) DNS – Ray Allen Kulhanek

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Ian Madsen (1); 2. Danny Lasoski (4); 3. Brian Brown (3); 4. Sammy Swindell (6); 5. Craig Dollansky (10); 6. Kerry Madsen (8); 7. Dustin Selvage (7); 8. Bryan Clauson (11); 9. Josh Schneiderman (12); 10. Bronson Maeschen (9); 11. Brooke Tatnell (13); 12. Aaron Reutzel (19); 13. Scott Bogucki (16); 14. Trey Starks (5); 15. Cory Eliason (24); 16. RJ Johnson (14); 17. Dakota Hendrickson (17); 18. Jeff Swindell (22); 19. Rager Phillips (23); 20. Brady Bacon (20); 21. Jamie Veal (2); 22. AJ Moeller (15); 23. Josh Baughman (18); 24. Tasker Phillips (21). Lap Leaders: Veal 1, I. Madsen 2-25. Hard-charger: Eliason.

360 Results

Time Trials Group A (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (2), 16.224; 2. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.315; 3. 17WX, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN (8), 16.328; 4. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (10), 16.376; 5. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (17), 16.381; 6. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (14), 16.394; 7. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (19), 16.522; 8. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (20), 16.538; 9. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (3), 16.579; 10. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (6), 16.625; 11. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (7), 16.658; 12. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (9), 16.686; 13. 33V, Mike Van Haaften, Otley, IA (16), 16.698; 14. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (4), 16.736; 15. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (1), 16.823; 16. 14, Randy Martin, California, MO (15), 16.866; 17. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (18), 17.099; 18. 98, Chris Masters, Napa, CA (13), 17.214; 19. 84, Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN (12), 17.259; 20. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (11), 17.374; 21. 45X, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (21), 17.534.

Time Trials Group B (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (16), 16.406; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (11), 16.412; 3. 71, Jamie Veal, Victoria, NSW, Aust. (2), 16.541; 4. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (8), 16.606; 5. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (13), 16.618; 6. 85, Forrest Sutherland, Cherryvale, KS (1), 16.696; 7. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (9), 16.720; 8. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (20), 16.848; 9. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (21), 16.901; 10. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (4), 16.915; 11. 25, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (7), 16.956; 12. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (3), 17.015; 13. 33A, Austin Alumbaugh, Higginsville, MO (6), 17.047; 14. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (19), 17.069; 15. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (5), 17.110; 16. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (17), 17.141; 17. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (14), 17.199; 18. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (15), 17.331; 19. 12, Daniel Harding, Perth, SA, Aust. (12), 17.349; 20. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (10), 17.381; 21. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (18), 18.488.

Group A Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.9: 1. Calvin Landis (3); 2. Kade Higday (1); 3. Jeff Swindell (4); 4. Bryan Clauson (5); 5. McKenna Haase (2) / 6. Johnny Herrera (11); 7. Joe Beaver (6); 8. Alan Zoutte (8); 9. Mike Van Haaften (7); 10. Tom Lenz (9);

Group A Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.1: 1. Tyler Groenendyk (2); 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1); 3. Ryan Roberts (4); 4. Jon Agan (6); 5. Jamie Ball (3) / 6. Tony Shilling (5); 7. Randy Martin (8); 8. Rob Weuve (10); 9. Chris Masters (9); 10. Sawyer Phillips (7)

Group B Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.4: 1. Matt Covington (2); 2. Jack Dover (3); 3. Brooke Tatnell (1); 4. Ryan Giles (6); 5. Jamie Veal (5) / 6. Danny Lasoski (4); 7. Austin Alumbaugh (7); 8. Daniel Harding (10); 9. Ricky Montgomery (8); 10. John Anderson (11);

Group B Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.7: 1. Clint Garner (6); 2. Stacey Alexander (2); 3. Chris Morgan (1); 4. Matt Moro (3); 5. Lee Grosz (7); 6. Nate Van Haaften (5); 7. Forrest Sutherland (4); 8. Harli White (8); 9. Cody Ledger (10); 10. Dustin Clark (9);

Group A - B main (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.5: 1. Tony Shilling (2); 2. Joe Beaver (1) / 3. Johnny Herrera (8); 4. Randy Martin (4); 5. Mike Van Haaften (3); 6. Tom Lenz (7); 7. Chris Masters (6); 8. Brandon Hanks (10); 9. Rob Weuve (9); 10. Alan Zoutte (5); 11. Sawyer Phillips (11) DNS – Sawyer Phillips

Group B - B main (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Nate Van Haaften (1); 2. Danny Lasoski (2) / 3. Cody Ledger (7); 4. Harli White (6); 5. Forrest Sutherland (3); 6. Daniel Harding (8); 7. John Anderson (9); 8. Dustin Clark (5); 9. Austin Alumbaugh (4) DNS – Ricky Montgomery, Chris Martin

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (1); 2. Jamie Veal (6); 3. Bryan Clauson (2); 4. Tony Shilling (9); 5. Ryan Giles (3); 6. Jon Agan (4); 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (19); 8. Jack Dover (8); 9. Jamie Ball (11); 10. Danny Lasoski (24); 11. Jeff Swindell (5); 12. Matt Moro (12); 13. Stacey Alexander (16); 14. Lee Grosz (22); 15. McKenna Haase (13); 16. Nate Van Haaften (10); 17. Chris Morgan (20); 18. Ryan Roberts (7); 19. Tyler Groenendyk (15); 20. Matt Covington (14); 21. Kade Higday (17); 22. Brooke Tatnell (18); 23. Joe Beaver (21); 24. Calvin Landis (23). Lap Leader: Garner 1-18. Hard-charger: Lasoski.

 


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