Knoxville/Huset’s 410 Sprint Series Presented by OpenWheel101.com Update!

(Bill W) May 31, 2023, Monroe, IA – Kerry Madsen (Knoxville), Kasey Kahne (Huset’s) and Garet Williamson (Huset’s) were winners this week in the Knoxvillle/Huset’s 410 Sprint Series Presented by OpenWheel101.com. Kerry Madsen currently has a slim lead over Chase Randall in the early point standings.

This week’s action will see events at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, and Huset’s Speedway on Sunday.

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Sat, June 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, June 4 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

2023 Knoxville/Huset's 410 Sprint Series presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Current Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust., 162 (1)
2. Chase Randall, Waco, TX, 160 (1)
3. Garet Williamson, Columbia, MO, 141 (1)
4. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 104
5. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 103
6. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 88 (1)
7. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 87 (1)
8. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 85 (1)
9. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 68
10. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 67
11. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 66
12. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 64
13. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 63
14. Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust., 60
15. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 48
16. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD, 47
17. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 36
(tie) Kalib Henry, Sacramento, CA, 36
19. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 35
20. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 28
21. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 20
22. Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 18
23. Cody Hansen, Nunda, SD, 16
(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 16
(tie) Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust., 16
(tie) Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK, 16
27. Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 14
(tie) Buddy Kofoid, Penngrove, CA, 14
(tie) Christopher Thram, Sanborn, MN, 14
30. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 12
31. Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 8
32. Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 6
(tie) Lachlan McHugh, Gold Coast, QLD, Aust., 6
(tie) Dustin Selvage, Indianolai, IA, 6
35. Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 4
(tie) Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 4
37. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE, 2

$100 OpenWheel101.com Quick Time Winners

5/6 - Kerry Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust.
5/20 - Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO
5/27 - Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX

2023 Tentative Races that will be counted for points with the Knoxville/Huset's 410 Sprint Series presented by OpenWheel101.com (tentative)

Sat, April 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Cold)
Fri, April 21 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Cold)
Sat, April 22 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Cold)
Sat, April 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rain)
Sat, May 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Sat, May 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rain)
Sun, May 14 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Rain)
Sat, May 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sun, May 21 – Huset’s Speedway (Chase Randall, Waco, TX)
Sat, May 27 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust.)
Sun, May 28 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA)
Mon, May 29 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Garet Williamson, Columbia, MO)
Sat, June 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, June 4 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Fri, June 9 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO
Sat, June 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO
Sun, June 11 – Huset’s Spedway (SD)
Fri, June 16 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Border Battle
Sat, June 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Border Battle
Sun, June 18 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Border Battle
Wed, June 21 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) High Bank Nationals
Thu, June 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) High Bank Nationals
Fri, June 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) High Bank Nationals
Sat, June 24 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) High Bank Nationals
Sat, July 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sat, July 8 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, July 9 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sat, July 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, July 16 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sat, July 22 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sat, July 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) All Stars
Sun, July 30 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sun, Aug 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Capitani Classic
Mon, Aug 7 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, Aug 9 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Thu, Aug 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Fri, Aug 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Sat, Aug 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Tue, Aug 15 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) High Limit
Thu, Aug 17 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals
Fri, Aug 18 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals
Sat, Aug 19 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals
Sat, Aug 26 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, Aug 27 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sat, Sept 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl
Sun, Sept 3 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl

2022 Knoxville/Huset's 410 Sprint Series presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 830 (1)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 721 (4)
3. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 712 (5)
4. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 573 (2)
5. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 525
6. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 475
7. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (2)
8. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 397 (1)
9. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust., 383
10. Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK, 366 (5)

2021 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 1279 (2)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 1061 (7)
3. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 1036 (7)
4. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 829 (5)
5. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 803 (6)
6. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 800 (5)
7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 608 (1)
8. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 572
9. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 571
10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 563 (1)

2020 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 766
2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 667 (9)
3. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 587 (3)
5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)
6. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 440
7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419
8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 413
9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 402
10. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 385 (1)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2)
2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2)
5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1)
7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1)
8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3)
9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5)
10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7)
3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565
5. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1)
6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)
(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398
8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2)
9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

2017 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)
2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)
3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)
5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2)
6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)
7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2)
8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3)
9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)
10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

 

 

 

5/29/23

Huset’s Speedway

Brandon, SD

32 NOSA Sprint Cars

33 Racesaver Sprints

NOSA

Two flights of qualifying featuring one lap, saw Ayrton Gennetten (10th car out to time) set quick time in the first group and quick time overall at 10.830 seconds. Kasey Kahne (4th car out) was second quick in the first group, followed by Garet Williamson (9th), Brendan Mullen (12th) and Riley Goodno (6th). Christopher Thram (11th car out) was quickest in the second group, followed by Chase Randall (10th), Jade Hastings (5th), Brooke Tatnell (7th) and Austin McCarl (16th).

Heat one (started): 1. Tyler Drueke 12 (1) 2. Williamson 24 (3) 3. Tim Kaeding 3 (6) 4. Goodno 22 (2) 5. Gennetten 14H (4) / 6. Justin Henderson 83 (5) 7. Brant O’Banion 47 (7) 8. Blake Egeland 26 (8)

10-lap heats sent the top five to the feature. Drueke led the distance over Willamson. Kaeding used the low side on the white flag lap to nab third from Goodno, while Gennetten held off Henderson for the last transfer.

Heat two (started): 1. Kahne 9 (4) 2. Mark Dobmeier 13 (2) 3. Kerry Madsen 5 (7) 4. Kalib Henry 10 (1) 5. Ryan Bickett 17B (6) / 6. Mullen 11m (3) 7. Zach Omdahl 17 (8) 8. Tim Estenson 14T (5)

Dobmeier led Kahne and Henry early. Estenson biked while running fourth on the second lap, and Mullen and Madsen raced by. Madsen passed Mullen low on lap three for fourth, salvaging a poor qualifying lap. Estenson then slowed and exited at the halfway point. Dobmeier had taken the lead, but Kahne regained it on the restart. Madsen gained third from Henry on the white flag lap.

Heat three (started): 1. A. McCarl 88 (2) 2. Matt Juhl 09 (1) 3. Hastings 8H (3) 4. Ryan Timms 5T (6) 5. Thram 24T (4) / 6. Kaleb Johnson 22K (5) 7. Cody Hansen 4 (7) 8. Cody Ihlen 105 (8)

Austin McCarl led the distance ahead of Juhl and Hastings. Timms used the low side of turn four to pass Johnson for the final transfer at the halfway point. He then passed Thram on the high side of four with two to go for fourth.

Heat four (started): 1. Dusty Zomer 3J (1) 2. Carson McCarl 6 (2) 3. Randall 9R (4) 4. Tatnell 16 (3) 5. Brian Brown 21 (5) / 6. Ian Madsen 2KS (6) 7. Chris Martin 44 (7) 8. Gage Pulkrabek 5G (8)

C. McCarl led early ahead of Zomer and Randall. Zomer used the high groove, which was improving to pass for the lead on lap two. Pulkrabek spun soon after. The top five stayed the same.

B main (started): 1. Henderson (3) 2. O’Banion (5) 3. I. Madsen (4) 4. Martin (8) / 5. Estenson (9) 6. Hansen (7) 7. Ihlen (10) 8. Pulkrabek (11) 9. Omdahl (6) 10. Mullen (1) DQ (crossed first) Johnson (2) DNS – Egeland

In the 12-lapper, Johnson led I. Madsen, Mullen and Henderson early. Henderson was by Mullen on lap two, but that was negated by a Pulkrabek spin. He used the restart to repeat the move. Mullen exited, handing fourth to O’Banion. Henderson shot by I. Madsen with two to go for second, and O’Banion followed into third. Martin won a good battle with Estenson for fifth, which would prove to be the final transfer, when Johnson, who dominated the race was DQed.

A main (started): 1. Williamson (2) 2. C. McCarl (6) 3. Kahne (8) 4. Randall (4) 5. A. McCarl (7) 6. Juhl (10) 7. Dobmeier (9) 8. Timms (17) 9. Goodno (14) 10. K. Madsen (18) 11. Tatnell (13) 12. Thram (12) 13. Henderson (21) 14. Martin (24) 15. Brown (19) 16. Gennetten (11) 17. Zomer (5) 18. I. Madsen (23) 19. Henry (15) 20. Bickett (20) 21. Hastings (2) 22. O’Banion (22) 23. Kaeding (16) 24. Drueke (1)

The 25-lapper saw Drueke spin and slide backwards into the turn two wall. He bounced off and kept going, but retired after losing his rear bumper. Hastings took off from the front row ahead of Randall, Williamson, C. McCarl and Kahne. On lap two, Zomer made a move from sixth to fourth before Kaeding flipped in turn four. He was uninjured. Somehow, Randall had his nose wing damaged. It would affect him the rest of the way. Williamson passed him for second on the restart, then Zomer took third from him on lap four. Hastings was entering lapped traffic on lap six when Gennetten slowed with a flat bringing a caution. Hastings led Wilimason, Zomer, Randall and C. McCarl back to green. C. McCarl snagged fourth from Randall, and then Kahne took fifth. Hastings built another big lead and was in traffic on lap 11, when he caught a rut and slowed in turn three. Williamson and Zomer got by for first and second. In turn one, Zomer got sideways, collecting Hastings, who exited. Rain began to fall, but it slowed after a few minutes. The cars stayed on the track and the race resumed with Williamson leading C. McCarl, Kahne, Randall and A. McCarl. That’s exactly how the last 14 laps would finish. Williamson approached lappers on lap 16 and rubber developed with everyone in line to the end. It was Garet’s first win at Huset’s. Martin was the hard-charger.

Racesaver Sprints

Heat one (started): 1. Heath Nestrick 4x (2) 2. Dusty Ballenger 2D (4) 3. Shayle Bade 03 (6) 4. Taylor Ryan 77 (1) / 5. Jared Jansen 81 (5) 6. John Lambertz 12L (7) 7. Jay Russell 76 (8) 8. Nicholas Winter 28 (3) 9. Jay Masur 62J (9)

8-lap heats took the top four to the feature. Passing was tough early in the night, with the low groove being superior. Bade did made a move on Ryan into third on lap four.

Heat two (started): 1. Madison Miller 28M (2) 2. Sam Henderson 35 (4) 3. Bayley Ballenger 6B (3) / 4. Koby Werkmeister 31 (5) 5. Lee Goos Jr. 17 (7) 6. Jackson Weber 97 (8) 7. Monty Ferriera 45 (6) DQ (crossed third) Brayden Wiese 1B (1)

Miller led the distance over Henderson. Many were bottled behind the third place Wiese with nowhere to move forward. Ferriera exited on lap five.

Heat three (started): 1. Jacob Peterson 80P (1) 2. Andy Pake 64 (3) 3. Luke Nellis 74N (5) 4. Cole Vanderheiden 15V (7) / 5. Tim Rustad F5 (2) 6. Blaine Stegenga 96 (6) 7. Corbin Erickson 18 (4) 8. Dalton Domagala 18D (8)

Peterson led the distance over Pake and Nellis. Vanderheiden picked off the fourth and final transfer from Rustad on the last lap.

Heat four (started): 1. Trefer Waller 32 (2) 2. Tyler Rabenberg 18R (1) 3. Trevor Serbus 10 (5) 4. Jeremy Snow 4s (4) / 5. Dan Carsrud 67 (3) 6. Brandon Bosma 23 (6) 7. Shon Pointer 20P (7) 8. Gracyn Masur 28G (8)

Waller led the distance over Rabenberg. Snow ran third until Serbus used a diamond move in one and two on the last lap to get by him. Bosma was the lone driver to try the top side to no avail.

B main one (started): 1. Goos (2) 2. Jansen (1) / 3. Lambertz (3) 4. Russell (5) 5. Ferriera (7) 6. Weber (4) 7. Winter (6) 8. J. Masur (9) 9. Wiese (8)

The 8-lapper took the top two to the feature. Goos and Jansen stayed in those spots. Wiese spun on lap two and stopped on lap six, ending his night.

B main two (started): 1. Stegenga (3) 2. Pointer (6) / 3. Bosma (4) 4. Rustad (1) 5. Domagala (7) 6. Carsrud (2) 7. G. Masur (8) 8. Erickson (5)

Rustad led early over Stegenga and Carsrud. Stegenga took the lead on the low side of turn two on lap two. Pointer was on the move and was fourth by the second lap. He took third from Carsrud on lap three and the final transfer from Rustad on lap four. On lap five, Carsrud and Erickson came together, collecting Domagala. G. Masur got over the left front of Carsrud, who spun and collected Domagalal again. Bosma moved up to third, but couldn’t threaten for a transfer.

A main (started): 1. Rabenberg (2) 2. Serbus (11) 3. D. Ballenger (8) 4. Waller (5) 5. Nellis (10) 6. Vanderheiden (15) 7. Henderson (9) 8. Jansen (19) 9. Pake (7) 10. Ryan (13) 11. Stegenga (18) 12. Pointer (20) 13. Goos Jr. (17) 14. Peterson (1) 15. Miller (4) 16. Snow (16) 17. Bade (12) 18. Werkmeister (14) 19. Nestrick (3) 20. B. Ballenger (6)

A scary incident led off the 20-lapper when Nestrick spun to face the whole field in turn one. B Ballenger could not avoid, hit him head on and both turned over. Stegenga, Snow and Werkmeister were collected, but those three continued. Rabenberg led Peterson and Miller early before Bade spun, collecting Werkmeister. Both were done. Rabenberger shot out to the point again trailed by Peterson. Waller got by Miller for third, and then got by Peterson for second. D. Ballenger was on the move as well, taking third from Peterson on lap five. Rabenberg’s big lead was negated when Pake spun on lap six. Serbus made a big move on the restart, going from fourth to second, with D. Ballenger getting by Waller for third in a three-wide battle for second. Snow slowed and exited bringing another caution on lap eight. The lead trio would not change the rest of the way despite cautions for a spun Miller, who was running seventh, Goos who was running ninth and Stegenga, who was running eighth. It was Rabenberg’s first win at Huset’s. Jansen was the hard-charger.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Breaks Tie with Skip Jackson to Become Winningest Aussie at Knoxville!

Aaron Reutzel Caps $9,000 360 Weekend; Mike Mayberry Executes Last Lap Pass to Win Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 27, 2023) – Kerry Madsen made a veteran move to capture his 26th career feature at Knoxville Raceway Saturday on Vermeer Night. The St. Mary’s, New South Wales native became the winningest Aussie at Knoxville, passing two-time track champion Skip Jackson for that honor. The win was worth $5,000 and came aboard the Guy Forbrook #5. Aaron Reutzel followed up his 360 win at Jackson Motorplex on Friday night to capture the $3,000 bonus by winning Saturday’s main event at Knoxville. The win paid him $3,000 and with his Jackson earnings totaled $9,000 for his 360 efforts. Mike Mayberry spoiled J Kinder’s bid for a win by making a last lap pass and capturing the Pro Sprints main event.

Lynton Jeffrey led the first of 20 laps in the 410 feature, before Chase Randall, in his second week in the Beaver Drill & Tool #12x cruised by him on the high side of turn four to lead lap two. Jeffrey slid across the track in turn two, jumped the cushion and took a wild ride to halt things. He was uninjured.

Randall led Austin McCarl, Kerry Madsen, Davey Heskin and Aaron Reutzel back to green. Madsen jetted to second on the restart, while Reutzel took fourth and Brown moved into the top five. Furious action saw Reutzel get by McCarl for third and set his sights on Madsen. He passed Kerry for second on lap five.

Rubber was developing through the middle of the track and Madsen seemed to have the best grasp on it, shooting back by Reutzel for second on lap nine. Randall was cruising on the cushion, unknowing of the development of rubber through the middle of the track.

Madsen used the middle of turns three and four at the halfway point to move by Randall and take the lead from the teenager. Randall would follow him home for second, trailed by Reutzel, Brown and Tasker Phillips. Austin McCarl, Heskin, hard-charger Ian Madsen, Carson McCarl and AJ Moeller rounded out the top ten. Reutzel set quick time over the 30-car field, while Jeffrey, Sawyer Phillips and Lachlan McHugh were heat winners. Dusty Zomer claimed the B.

“I had a really good racecar to get to the front,” said Madsen in Victory Lane. “I wanted to get in there and really attach the lapped cars. I tried it once and we got up the track. We just tried to drive a smart race from there. The car was really good before the rubber came down, and we could go anywhere. Aaron drove around me in the rubber there, but my car was really good on the exits. The car’s been quick, but I hadn’t been able to put it all together for the guys. I didn’t make a mistake tonight, so that’s a bonus!”

Tyler Groenendyk had a strong lead early in the 20-lap 360 feature over Garet Williamson, Jamie Ball, Dustin Selvage and Kaleb Johnson. Johnson moved up to fourth on lap two, but Aaron Reutzel was on the move from his starting spot outside row three. He took fourth from Johnson by lap five.

Up front, Groenendyk was entering lapped traffic by the seventh circuit. A lap later, Reutzel diamonded turns three and four to dive under Ball for the third spot. He quickly took Williamson’s spot and set his sights on Groenendyk as the trio were in close quarters in traffic.

On lap eleven, Reutzel made his winning move in traffic. The next time around, he shot around the lapped car of Alex Hill. Groenendyk tried the inside and made contact with his right front, sending him careening into the infield fence in turn three. Despite the scary crash, he walked away.

Reutzel shot back out to a lead over Williamson, Ball and Johnson. Chase Randall was soon fourth, however, and picked off Ball for third with seven to go. Reutzel appeared to be cruising on the white flag lap, when Ryan Giles slowed to set up a green, white, checker finish.

Reutzel cruised to victory in the Ridge & Sons Racing #8 ahead of Williamson, Randall, Johnson and Ball. Selvage, John Carney II, Brooke Tatnell, Clint Garner and hard-charger Kelby Watt completed the top ten. Ryan Leavitt was involved in a red flag on the backstretch that saw a safety worker taken in for observation after the red flag. He had been running tenth. Ball and Johnson both set quick times in their respective groups in the 42-car field. Sammy Swindell, Garner, Tatnell and Randall won the heats. Watt and Hill won the B mains.

“I knew the bottom was going to be the place to be,” said Reutzel in Victory Lane, celebrating his seventh career 360 win here. “I ran the top to where I thought I could clean it off. We started making a little speed up there and they got to traffic and started getting their momentum broke by the lapped cars. It was just enough to get the lead. It definitely wasn’t the fastest line, but it all played out good. We have been getting good starts and passing three cars or so there, but that definitely wasn’t the case tonight. It was cool to get the (Jackson/Knoxville) bonus this year. Last year, we won the first night, we just didn’t get it done on the second night. Thanks to (Greg Parent) for putting that money up.”

J Kinder led the 15-lap Pro Sprints feature in dominating fashion for much of the way. Mike Mayberry was in pursuit. Kade Higday gained third from Matthew Stelzer early on before Josh Jones tipped over in turn four with seven laps in the books. He was o.k.

After a Matt Allen spin in turn four, Stelzer shot from fifth to third on that restart. The caution had been a penalty for Kinder, who had built a margin of several seconds.

Mayberry stayed close after the restart and went through the middle of turns one and two, gaining on the leader. He made the same move in turns three and four and shot by to win in exciting fashion. Kinder, Stelzer, Chase Young and Higday followed him to the line. Hard-charger Casey Friedrichsen, Jeff Wilke, Ryan Navratil, Mike Johnston and Allen rounded out the top ten. Young set quick time, and Wilke and AJ Johnson won the heats.

“Higday probably won that race for me,” said Mayberry afterwards. “I was running the bottom there, and he kind of went around me on the top. I got lucky that there was a caution, and he had shown me that line up there.”

Join us next Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3 for the Avanti Windows and Doors Corn Belt Clash featuring the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars and USAC Midwest Wingless Series. The Knoxville 360 class will be in action Friday, and the 410’s on Saturday! For more information on the Knoxville Raceway, visit us online at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (20), 16.602 ($100 from OpenWheel101.com); 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (23), 16.632; 3. 5, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (18), 16.672; 4. 6, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 16.675; 5. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (29), 16.768; 6. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (17), 16.774; 7. 12X, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (28), 16.853; 8. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (22), 16.856; 9. 19, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (19), 16.884; 10. 2KS, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (26), 16.897; 11. 1, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (13), 16.905; 12. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (24), 16.930; 13. 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (9), 16.955; 14. 24W, Garet Williamson, Columbia, MO (7), 16.963; 15. 25, Lachlan McHugh, Gold Coast, QLD, Aust. (16), 17.146; 16. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (5), 17.152; 17. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (10), 17.178; 18. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (1), 17.194; 19. 7, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (27), 17.215; 20. 5T, Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK (14), 17.254; 21. 3J, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (4), 17.289; 22. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanborn, MN (6), 17.377; 23. 6B, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (21), 17.397; 24. 9T, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (8), 17.553; 25. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (11), 18.275; 26. 55T, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (30), 18.421; 27. 6X, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (2), 18.766; 28. 9H, Landon Hansen, Newton, IA (25), 19.398; 29. G5, Gage Pulkrabek, East Grand Forks, MN (15), 19.635; 30. 15JR, Cole Mincer, Burlington, IA (3), 19.816

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:25.6: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (2); 2. Aaron Reutzel (6); 3. Chase Randall (4); 4. Carson McCarl (5); 5. Riley Goodno (1); 6. Ian Madsen (3); 7. Brooke Tatnell (7); 8. Christopher Thram (8); 9. Joe Simbro (9); 10. Landon Hansen (10)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:22.2: 1. Sawyer Phillips (1); 2. Brian Brown (6); 3. Garet Williamson (2); 4. Austin McCarl (5); 5. Justin Henderson (3); 6. AJ Moeller (4); 7. Ryan Timms (7); 8. McKenna Haase (9); 9. Gage Pulkrabek (8) DNS – Clint Garner

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:23.0: 1. Lachlan McHugh (2); 2. Tasker Phillips (3); 3. Kerry Madsen (6); 4. Dustin Selvage (1); 5. Davey Heskin (5); 6. Ayrton Gennetten (4); 7. Dusty Zomer (7); 8. Kasey Kahne (8); 9. Frank Rodgers III (9); 10. Cole Mincer (10)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 3:04.4: 1. Dusty Zomer (1); 2. Christopher Thram (2); 3. Kasey Kahne (4); 4. McKenna Haase (6); 5. Joe Simbro (3) / 6. Landon Hansen (8); 7. Frank Rodgers III (5); 8. Gage Pulkrabek (7); 9. Cole Mincer (9) DNS – Clint Garner

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Kerry Madsen (6); 2. Chase Randall (3); 3. Aaron Reutzel (8); 4. Brian Brown (7); 5. Tasker Phillips (9); 6. Austin McCarl (4); 7. Davey Heskin (2); 8. Ian Madsen (16); 9. Carson McCarl (5); 10. AJ Moeller (12); 11. Brooke Tatnell (19); 12. Garet Williamson (14); 13. Lachlan McHugh (10); 14. Dustin Selvage (17); 15. Kasey Kahne (21); 16. Sawyer Phillips (11); 17. Ayrton Gennetten (13); 18. Justin Henderson (15); 19. Riley Goodno (18); 20. McKenna Haase (23); 21. Christopher Thram (22); 22. Ryan Timms (20); 23. Joe Simbro (24, alt.); 24. Lynton Jeffrey (1) DNS – Clint Garner. Lap Leaders: Jeffrey 1, Randall 2-9, K. Madsen 10-20. Hard-charger: I. Madsen.

360 Results

Time Trials Group A (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.824; 2. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (19), 16.960; 3. 24W, Garet Williamson, Columbia, MO (12), 17.069; 4. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.077; 5. 4J, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (11), 17.085; 6. 7A, Jack Anderson, Newton, IA (6), 17.093; 7. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.16; 8. 9G, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (8), 17.162; 9. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (13), 17.197; 10. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (18), 17.221; 11. 01, Sammy Swindell, Lakeland, TN (15), 17.286; 12. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (20), 17.288; 13. 83JR, Sam Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (5), 17.302; 14. 6A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (17), 17.358; 15. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (16), 17.465; 16. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.662; 17. 15K, Creed Kemenah, Alvada, OH (3), 17.740; 18. 5, Javen Ostermann, Courtland, MN (1), 18.637; 19. 4C, Tuesday Calderwood, Goodyear, AZ (21), 18.826; 20. 5D, Grae Anderson, Des Moines, IA (2), 22.211; 21. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (14), NT.

Time Trials Group B (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (5), 17.127; 2. 6, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (16), 17.310; 3. 41, Colton Hardy, Phoenix, AZ (9), 17.325; 4. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (11), 17.345; 5. 8H, Jacob Hughes, Hartford, SD (15), 17.380; 6. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (18), 17.383; 7. 1E, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (13), 17.396; 8. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (10), 17.431; 9. 14T, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (6), 17.478; 10. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.552; 11. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (12), 17.561; 12. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (4), 17.566; 13. 83, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (14), 17.571; 14. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 17.683; 15. 86, Timothy Smith, Rocheport, MO (19), 17.745; 16. 11, Austin O'Neal, Kearney, MO (3), 18.310; 17. B29, JJ Beaver, Knoxville, IA (8), 18.313; 18. 4T, Tyler Blank, California, MO (21), 18.319; 19. 14, Aidan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (2), 18.791; 20. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (1), 19.488; 21. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (20), NT

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Sammy Swindell (1); 2. Garet Williamson (5); 3. Jamie Ball (6); 4. John Carney II (4); 5. Ryan Leavitt (3); 6. Sam Henderson (7); 7. Collin Moyle (8); 8. Creed Kemenah (9); 9. Ben Brown (11); 10. Tuesday Calderwood (10); 11. Kelby Watt (2)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:08.5: 1. Clint Garner (1); 2. Aaron Reutzel (6); 3. Jack Anderson (4); 4. Chris Martin (2); 5. Ryan Giles (3); 6. Calvin Landis (5); 7. Alex Vande Voort (7); 8. Javen Ostermann (9); 9. Alan Zoutte (8); 10. Grae Anderson (10)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Brooke Tatnell (2); 2. Josh Higday (3); 3. Tony Rost (1); 4. Kaleb Johnson (6); 5. Colton Hardy (5); 6. Jacob Hughes (4); 7. Timothy Smith (8); 8. JJ Beaver (9); 9. Austin Miller (7); 10. Aidan Zoutte (10); 11. John Anderson (11)

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Chase Randall (3); 2. Tyler Groenendyk (4); 3. Alex Hill (1); 4. Dustin Selvage (6); 5. Cam Martin (5); 6. Austin O'Neal (8); 7. Dan Henning (9); 8. Tyler Blank (7); 9. Joe Beaver (2) DNS – Tasker Phillips

B main #1 (started), 8 Laps, 2:30.4: 1. Kelby Watt (1); 2. Chris Martin (2) / 3. Sam Henderson (3); 4. Alex Vande Voort (4); 5. Collin Moyle (5); 6. Creed Kemenah (7); 7. Tuesday Calderwood (9); 8. Javen Ostermann (8); 9. Ben Brown (11); 10. Alan Zoutte (6); 11. Grae Anderson (10)

B main #2 (started), 8 Laps, 2:33.7: 1. Alex Hill (2); 2. Joe Beaver (1) / 3. Austin Miller (3); 4. Timothy Smith (4); 5. Dan Henning (9); 6. JJ Beaver (6); 7. Aidan Zoutte (8); 8. Austin O'Neal (5) DNS – John Anderson, Tasker Phillips

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Aaron Reutzel (6); 2. Garet Williamson (2); 3. Chase Randall (8); 4. Kaleb Johnson (5); 5. Jamie Ball (4); 6. Dustin Selvage (3); 7. John Carney II (9); 8. Brooke Tatnell (14); 9. Clint Garner (15); 10. Kelby Watt (21); 11. Sammy Swindell (11); 12. Jack Anderson (7); 13. Ryan Giles (19); 14. Calvin Landis (13); 15. Colton Hardy (12); 16. Cam Martin (16); 17. Josh Higday (10); 18. Chris Martin (23); 19. Tony Rost (20); 20. Ryan Leavitt (17); 21. Joe Beaver (24); 22. Alex Hill (22); 23. Jacob Hughes (18); 24. Tyler Groenendyk (1). Lap Leaders: Groenendyk 1-10, Reutzel 11-20. Hard-charger: Watt.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (4), 18.902; 2. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (3), 18.936; 3. 17, Matt Allen, Norwalk, IA (16), 19.046; 4. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (2), 19.365; 5. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (6), 19.369; 6. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (5), 19.418; 7. 88, J Kinder, Iberia, MO (10), 19.505; 8. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (1), 19.518; 9. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (12), 19.553; 10. 8J, AJ Johnson, Oskaloosa, IA (8), 19.555; 11. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (7), 20.035; 12. 3TJ, Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, IA (9), 20.071; 13. 2, Casey Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA (13), 20.080; 14. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (15), 20.234; 15. 55, Toby Mosher, Osceola, IA (14), 20.31; 16. 8, William Kline, Knoxville, IA (11), 24.914

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:56.9: 1. Jeff Wilke (1); 2. Matthew Stelzer (4); 3. J Kinder (3); 4. Chase Young (6); 5. Casey Friedrichsen (7); 6. Brandon Worthington (2); 7. Matt Allen (5); 8. Toby Mosher (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:56.6: 1. AJ Johnson (2); 2. Ryan Navratil (4); 3. Joel Thorpe (1); 4. Kade Higday (6); 5. Mike Mayberry (5); 6. Josh Jones (3); 7. Mike Johnston (7); 8. William Kline (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Mike Mayberry (2); 2. J Kinder (1); 3. Matthew Stelzer (4); 4. Chase Young (6); 5. Kade Higday (5); 6. Casey Friedrichsen (13); 7. Jeff Wilke (8); 8. Ryan Navratil (3); 9. Mike Johnston (12); 10. Matt Allen (9); 11. Toby Mosher (15); 12. AJ Johnson (7); 13. Joel Thorpe (10); 14. William Kline (14); 15. Josh Jones (11) DNS – Brandon Worthington. Lap Leaders: Kinder 1-14, Mayberry 15. Hard-charger: Friedrichsen.

 

 

 

5/26/23

Lakeside Speedway

Kansas City, KS

ASCS National/Warrior

28 cars

Drivers timed in their heat groups. Jace Park set quick time at 15.446 seconds in the first group, which was quick time overall. Sawyer Phillips (15.615) and Blake Hahn (15.692) set the standard in their groups. The track lacked moisture with dust kicked up as soon as stock cars hit the track for warm-ups. It was reworked in three and four after time trials.

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Austin McCarl 88 (2*) 2. Joe B. Miller 51B (1*) 3. Brian Brown 21B (6*) 4. Colton Hardy 41 (3*) 5. Jordon Mallett 14 (9*) 6. Jace Park 87J (4*) 7. Jason Martin 36 (7) 8. Kade Morton 8m (5) 9. Tim Estenson 14T (8) 10. Slater Helt 22s (10)

8-lap heats added passing/finishing points to qualifying points. Miller led A. McCarl, Hardy and Park early. Brown moved into fourth on lap two and then passed Hardy for third with three to go. A. McCarl was all over the leader until passing him low on lap seven for the win.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Jack Dover 53 (2*) 2. Kyler Johnson 45x (1*) 3. Seth Bergman 23 (3*) 4. Phillips 3P (4*) 5. Miles Paulus 98P (8*) 6. Gunner Ramey 21 (5) 7. Matt Covington 95 (6) 8. Chris Morgan 7c (7) 9. Elijah Gile 13 (9)

Johnson led Dover and Bergman early. Dover had the cushion rocking and shot around Johnson on lap two. He mentioned afterwards that rubber was developing on the high side of one and two. Covington was running fifth when he suffered issues on the white flag lap.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Landon Britt 10 (1*) 2. Brandon Anderson 55B (3*) 3. Hahn 52 (4*) 4. Howard Moore 3 (2*) 5. Christopher Townsend 6 (7*) 6. Chase Porter 0 (5) 7. Bradyn Baker 71 (6) DNS – Michael Day 91, Chad Frewaldt 66M

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

B main (started): 1. Ramey (1) 2. Martin (3) 3. Covington (4) 4. Porter (2) 5. Baker (5) 6. Morgan (6) / 7. Estenson (9) 8. Morton (7) 9. Gile (8) DNS – Helt, Day, Frewaldt

The 12-lapper took the top six to the feature. After more track work, the cushion was the fast way around and Ramey led the parade.

A main (started): 1. A. McCarl (5) 2. Dover (4) 3. Bergman (1) 4. Hahn (6) 5. Hardy (9) 6. Covington (19) 7. Park (14) 8. Miller (10) 9. Mallett (12) 10. Phillips (2) 11. Brown (8) 12. Paulus (13) 13. Townsend (16) 14. Day (21) 15. Moore (15) 16. Martin (18) 17. Johnson (11) 18. Ramey (17) 19. Britt (7) 20. Day (23, prov.) 21. Anderson (3) 22. Porter (20) 23. Morgan (22)

The race was cut to 25 laps. Before a lap could be completed, Morgan suffered issues and esxited. Once underway, Bergman led A McCarl, Anderson, Dover and Britt. Porter stopped to bring caution two laps in. Paulus hit the cone on the ensuing restart and was sent to the tail while running tenth. Brown spun four laps in. Bergman led McCarl, Dover, Anderson and Britt back to green. The fourth place Anderson was the next to come to a stop five laps in. Park took fifth after the green fell again. Dover was working on McCarl for second and used the low side of four to take second on lap seven. He used the low line again to grab the lead from Bergman on lap nine. Britt was running fifth when he lost his right front wheel. The restart had Dover leading Bergman, McCarl, Hardy and Park back to green. On lap 12, McCarl shot around Bergman for second and challenged for the lead. Four laps later, he found the momentum on the cushion to shoot by Dover and take the point. Martin stopped late, and Brown suffered a flat left rear tire after climbing from the tail after his spin to sixth. The five lap dash following an open red, saw A. McCarl pull away to win over Dover and Bergman. Hahn closed late for fourth. Hardy was fifth ahead of the hard-charging Covington.

 

 

 

Knoxville/Huset’s 410 Sprint Series Presented by OpenWheel101.com Update!

(Bill W) May 22, 2023, Monroe, IA – Brian Brown (Knoxville) and Chase Randall (Huset’s) were winners this week in the Knoxvillle/Huset’s 410 Sprint Series Presented by OpenWheel101.com. Chase Randall leads the early point standings.

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Sat, May 27 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, May 28 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA
Mon, May 29 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

2023 Knoxville/Huset's 410 Sprint Series presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Current Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Chase Randall, Waco, TX, 90 (1)
2. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust., 75
3. Garet Williamson, Columbia, MO, 67
4. Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust., 60
5. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 58
6. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 50 (1)
(tie) Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 50 (1)
8. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 48
9. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 47
(tie) Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD, 47
11. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 44
12. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 38
13. Kalib Henry, Sacramento, CA, 26
14. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 20
15. Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 18
16. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 16
(tie) Cody Hansen, Nunda, SD, 16
(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 16
19. Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 14
(tie) Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 14
(tie) Buddy Kofoid, Penngrove, CA, 14
22. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 12
23. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 10
24. Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 6
(tie) Christopher Thram, Sanborn, MN, 6
26. Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 4
27. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 2
(tie) Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 2

$100 OpenWheel101.com Quick Time Winners

5/6 - Kerry Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust.
5/20 - Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO

2023 Tentative Races that will be counted for points with the Knoxville/Huset's 410 Sprint Series presented by OpenWheel101.com (tentative)

Sat, April 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Cold)
Fri, April 21 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Cold)
Sat, April 22 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Cold)
Sat, April 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rain)
Sat, May 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Sat, May 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rain)
Sun, May 14 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Rain)
Sat, May 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sun, May 21 – Huset’s Speedway (Chase Randall, Waco, TX)
Sat, May 27 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, May 28 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA
Mon, May 29 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA
Sat, June 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, June 4 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Fri, June 9 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO
Sat, June 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO
Sun, June 11 – Huset’s Spedway (SD)
Fri, June 16 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Border Battle
Sat, June 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Border Battle
Sun, June 18 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Border Battle
Wed, June 21 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) High Bank Nationals
Thu, June 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) High Bank Nationals
Fri, June 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) High Bank Nationals
Sat, June 24 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) High Bank Nationals
Sat, July 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sat, July 8 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, July 9 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sat, July 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, July 16 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sat, July 22 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sat, July 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) All Stars
Sun, July 30 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sun, Aug 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Capitani Classic
Mon, Aug 7 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, Aug 9 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Thu, Aug 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Fri, Aug 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Sat, Aug 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Tue, Aug 15 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) High Limit
Thu, Aug 17 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals
Fri, Aug 18 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals
Sat, Aug 19 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals
Sat, Aug 26 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, Aug 27 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sat, Sept 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl
Sun, Sept 3 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl

2022 Knoxville/Huset's 410 Sprint Series presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 830 (1)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 721 (4)
3. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 712 (5)
4. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 573 (2)
5. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 525
6. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 475
7. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (2)
8. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 397 (1)
9. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust., 383
10. Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK, 366 (5)

2021 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 1279 (2)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 1061 (7)
3. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 1036 (7)
4. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 829 (5)
5. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 803 (6)
6. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 800 (5)
7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 608 (1)
8. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 572
9. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 571
10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 563 (1)

2020 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 766
2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 667 (9)
3. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 587 (3)
5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)
6. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 440
7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419
8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 413
9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 402
10. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 385 (1)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2)
2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2)
5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1)
7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1)
8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3)
9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5)
10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7)
3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565
5. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1)
6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)
(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398
8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2)
9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

2017 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)
2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)
3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)
5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2)
6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)
7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2)
8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3)
9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)
10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

 

 

 

Brian Brown Passes Wolfgang on All-time Knoxville Win List!

Aaron Reutzel Repeats with 360s; Kade Higday Dominates Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 20, 2023) – Brian Brown notched another achievement Saturday on Vermeer Night at the Knoxville Raceway. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver drove to his 61st career win passing Doug Wolfgang on the all-time win list at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World.” The driver of the Brian Brown Racing #21 was paid $5,000 for his efforts. Aaron Reutzel repeated his 360 win here of two weeks ago, and Kade Higday dominated the Pro Sprints feature in a pair of non-stop events.

Kerry Madsen shot out to an early lead in the 20-lap 410 feature ahead of Lynton Jeffrey, Austin McCarl, Aaron Reutzel and Brown, who started in row four. Reutzel passed McCarl for the second spot on lap two, but Austin regained his momentum on the low side of three and four and passed both Reutzel and Jeffrey to move into second on lap three.

Another car on the move was Tasker Phillips, who used the low side of one and two to pass both Brown and Reutzel to go from sixth to fourth. It came up a bit short when there was contact between Phillips and Reutzel, ending the latter’s night early.

Madsen led McCarl, Jeffrey, Brown and Phillips back to green. Brown quickly took third from Jeffrey. McCarl challenged Madsen for the lead, briefly passing him on lap seven. A stumble allowed Madsen to get back by and showed him the fast low side of the track. Brown used the high side to get by McCarl, but that pass was negated when Ian Madsen stopped with a flat right rear seven laps in.

The restart was the opportunity Brown needed. He hit the high side to pass McCarl for second and then the low side of three and four to outrun Madsen to the line and the lead. A final caution flew for a stopped Gennetten at the halfway point.

While Brown increased his lead, Madsen and McCarl battled tooth and nail fo rthe second spot. McCarl grabbed it low on lap 12, but Madsen returned to the spot with a slider the next time around. McCarl settled onto the cushion and found speed, grabbing the spot for good with two to go.

McCarl gained on Brown the last couple of laps, but fell short. Kerry Madsen held on to third, followed by Davey Heskin and Jeffrey. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Tasker Phillips, Sawyer Phillips, Buddy Kofoid and Garet Williamson rounded out the top ten. Chase Randall was the hard-charger and won the Perseverance Award in honor of the late Dakota Whitlach. The late Arleta Voyce was also honored in opening ceremonies.

Brown set quick time after drawing the last pill in the 34-car field. Kaleb Johnson, Austin McCarl, Kofoid and Justin Henderson won heat races. Dusty Zomer claimed the B main.

“We’re just trying to get these things one by one,” said Brown of passing Wolfgang. “Those things are probably going to be very cool for me as I get older and sit on the porch. Doug Wolfgang is a hero to me. He’s one of the top two or three sprint car drivers of all time. So be able to beat him is cool. I didn’t know. Starting seventh, that lineup had every player in the first couple rows. We got a good start and Aaron (Reutzel) and I raced really hard. He got into it with Tasker and I was lucky to sneak through there. At the end, I wasn’t sure what to do. I knew Austin had been really good. Emerson (Axsom) was kind of in my line in three and four and I couldn’t get off the corner. All in all, we got the win.”

Chase Randall took the lead immediately from the second row in the 18-lap 360 main event, chased by Jamie Ball, Josh Higday, Garet Williamson and Reutzel. Reutzel gained fourth on lap two, and took third from Higday on lap three. He gained second from Ball on lap four and set his sights on Randall.

On lap seven, Reutzel used the low side of turn two to get by Randall and take the lead. The next circuit, he was in lapped traffic and on the move, cruising to his sixth career 360 win here. Randall held onto second, while Ball held off Ryan Grimes for third. Tyler Groenendyk, Williamson, Tasker Phillips, John Carney II, Clint Garner and Higday completed the top ten in the non-stop event. Williamson set quick time over the 35-car field, while Garner, Sammy Swindell, Reutzel and Sawyer Phillips won heats. Jace Park took the B.

“We’re just finally getting going,” said Reutzel of his recent success. “We have a good baseline now and it’s finally all coming together. It’s always fun to come from a little further back than the front row. Chase (Randall) was setting a good pace. I knew the bottom was going to be good, I just wasn’t able to get there on the start with (Ball) down there. Luckily, I was able to get by him and get to the bottom, and get by Chase before he saw the bottom was better. It was smooth sailing after that.”

The 15-lap Pro Sprints feature also went non-stop. Ryan Navritil took the early lead, followed by Jeff Wilke, J Kinder, Kade Higday and Chase Young.

Higday quickly asserted himself, passing Kinder for third on lap two, and sailing around Wilke for second on lap three. With Brandon Worthington also off to a good early start, the pair made a sandwich out of Navratil when both passed him on lap four to move into first and second.

Higday had a three second advantage by the halfway point, and continued to build it as he hit lappers with five to go. By the time he hit the checkers his advantage was eight seconds over the hard-charging Worthington, Matt Allen, Kinder and Young. Wilke, Casey Friedrichsen, AJ Johnson, Matthew Stelzer and Josh Jones rounded out the top ten. Young set quick time, and Higday and Worthington won the heats.

“It’s actually been since 2017,” said Higday of his sixth win here. “That’s a pretty big win for me and my little team here. We don’t have the nicest stuff. This car was actually built in 2000. That’s proof that you don’t need all new stuff to win though. We tried some different stuff from a couple weeks ago.”

Join us next Saturday, May 27 for Vermeer Night featuring all three sprint car classes in the Knoxville Championship Series! For more information on the Knoxville Raceway, visit us online at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (34), 15.682; 2. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (1), 15.788; 3. 6, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (6), 15.856; 4. 1, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (8), 15.878; 5. 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (15), 15.892; 6. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (20), 15.894; 7. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (11), 15.908; 8. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (18), 15.946; 9. 5, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (29), 15.958; 10. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (13), 15.978; 11. 27, Emerson Axsom, Franklin, IN (32), 16.006; 12. 10, Kalib Henry, Sacramento, CA (3), 16.013; 13. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (10), 16.031; 14. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (19), 16.046; 15. 71, Buddy Kofoid, Penngrove, CA (30), 16.074; 16. 24W, Garet Williamson, Columbia, MO (2), 16.135; 17. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (21), 16.136; 18. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanborn, MN (28), 16.146; 19. 2KS, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (12), 16.156; 20. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (17), 16.187; 21. 19, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (33), 16.197; 22. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (22), 16.198; 23. 25, Lachlan McHugh, Gold Coast, QLD, Aust. (31), 16.213; 24. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (26), 16.280; 25. 3J, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (27), 16.386; 26. 6B, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (7), 16.386; 27. 12X, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (24), 16.435; 28. 14T, Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND (9), 16.436; 29. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (23), 16.812; 30. 15JR, Cole Mincer, Burlington, IA (5), 17.259; 31. 6X, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (4), 17.366; 32. 5G, Gage Pulkrabek, East Grand Forks, MN (14), 18.027; 33. 9H, Landon Hansen, Newton, IA (16), 18.160; 34. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (25), NT

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.8: 1. Kaleb Johnson (2); 2. Ayrton Gennetten (1); 3. Kerry Madsen (4); 4. Brian Brown (6); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 6. Dusty Zomer (7); 7. AJ Moeller (3); 8. Joe Simbro (8); 9. Landon Hansen (9)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.7: 1. Austin McCarl (4); 2. Sawyer Phillips (1); 3. Tasker Phillips (5); 4. Christopher Thram (2); 5. Davey Heskin (6); 6. Riley Goodno (3); 7. Brandon Wimmer (7); 8. Cole Mincer (8) DNS – Brad Comegys

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:19.0: 1. Buddy Kofoid (3); 2. Lachlan McHugh (1); 3. Aaron Reutzel (5); 4. Ian Madsen (2); 5. Chase Randall (7); 6. Emerson Axsom (4); 7. Frank Rodgers III (6) DNS – Carson McCarl

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Justin Henderson (6); 2. Garet Williamson (3); 3. Matt Juhl (2); 4. Kalib Henry (4); 5. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 6. Tim Estenson (7); 7. Dustin Selvage (1); 8. Gage Pulkrabek (8)

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Dusty Zomer (5); 2. Chase Randall (7); 3. Dustin Selvage (4); 4. Carson McCarl (1) / 5. Brandon Wimmer (6); 6. Riley Goodno (3); 7. Tim Estenson (8); 8. Joe Simbro (9); 9. Frank Rodgers III (10); 10. Landon Hansen (12); 11. Gage Pulkrabek (11); 12. AJ Moeller (2) DNS – Cole Mincer, Brad Comegys

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (7); 2. Austin McCarl (3); 3. Kerry Madsen (1); 4. Davey Heskin (6); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (2); 6. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (9); 7. Tasker Phillips (5); 8. Sawyer Phillips (16); 9. Buddy Kofoid (10); 10. Garet Williamson (12); 11. Chase Randall (22); 12. Justin Henderson (8); 13. Kalib Henry (11); 14. Matt Juhl (15); 15. Dustin Selvage (21); 16. Dusty Zomer (19); 17. Carson McCarl (23); 18. Lachlan McHugh (18); 19. Ian Madsen (20); 20. Christopher Thram (17); 21. Ayrton Gennetten (13); 22. Emerson Axsom (14); 23. Aaron Reutzel (4) DNS – Kaleb Johnson. Lap Leaders: K. Madsen 1-7, B. Brown 8-20. Dakota Whitlach Perseverance Award Hard-charger: Randall.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 24W, Garet Williamson, Columbia, MO (13), 16.384; 2. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (16), 16.474; 3. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (19), 16.480; 4. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (26), 16.536; 5. 1E, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (18), 16.542; 6. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (1), 16.542; 7. 9G, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (20), 16.652; 8. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (31), 16.660; 9. 4J, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (4), 16.706; 10. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (28), 16.751; 11. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (25), 16.754; 12. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (24), 16.783; 13. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (11), 16.793; 14. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (6), 16.812; 15. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (8), 16.821; 16. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (15), 16.836; 17. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (29), 16.842; 18. 01, Sammy Swindell, Lakeland, TN (34), 16.851; 19. 8H, Jacob Hughes, Hartford, SD (17), 16.904; 20. 6A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (33), 16.909; 21. 0, Chase Porter, St. Joseph, MO (35), 16.926; 22. 6, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (27), 16.929; 23. 7A, Jack Anderson, Newton, IA (30), 16.932; 24. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (23), 16.945; 25. 87J, Jace Park, Overland Park, KS (12), 16.966; 26. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (2), 16.991; 27. 83, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (10), 16.996; 28. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.346; 29. 8M, Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (21), 17.418; 30. 4C, Tuesday Calderwood, Goodyear, AZ (22), 17.465; 31. 86, Timothy Smith, Rocheport, MO (3), 17.551; 32. 14, Aidan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.713; 33. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (7), 18.504; 34. 13MJ, Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN (5), 19.806; 35. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (32), NT

Heat one (started), Laps, 2:01.2: 7 1. Clint Garner (2); 2. Chase Porter (1); 3. John Carney II (4); 4. Garet Williamson (6); 5. Josh Higday (5); 6. Ryan Leavitt (3); 7. Jace Park (7); 8. Kade Morton (8); 9. Dan Henning (9)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Sammy Swindell (2); 2. Tyler Groenendyk (4); 3. Jamie Ball (6); 4. Alex Hill (5); 5. Joe Beaver (3); 6. Ben Brown (7); 7. Tuesday Calderwood (8); 8. Brandon Halverson (9); 9. Dustin Selvage (1)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.4: 1. Aaron Reutzel (6); 2. Tasker Phillips (4); 3. Tony Rost (3); 4. Ryan Giles (5); 5. Jacob Hughes (2); 6. Timothy Smith (8); 7. Austin Miller (7); 8. Jack Anderson (1) DNS – John Anderson

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.6: 1. Sawyer Phillips (4); 2. Kelby Watt (1); 3. Chase Randall (6); 4. Alex Vande Voort (2); 5. Cam Martin (5); 6. Collin Moyle (3); 7. Alan Zoutte (7); 8. Aidan Zoutte (8)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 3:09.8: 1. Jace Park (5); 2. Dustin Selvage (3); 3. Jacob Hughes (2); 4. Timothy Smith (11) / 5. Jack Anderson (4); 6. Collin Moyle (1); 7. Kade Morton (9); 8. Ben Brown (6); 9. Tuesday Calderwood (10); 10. Austin Miller (7); 11. Alan Zoutte (8); 12. Brandon Halverson (14); 13. Aidan Zoutte (12); 14. Dan Henning (13) DNS – John Anderson

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:40.0: 1. Aaron Reutzel (6); 2. Chase Randall (3); 3. Jamie Ball (5); 4. Ryan Giles (7); 5. Tyler Groenendyk (8); 6. Garet Williamson (4); 7. Tasker Phillips (11); 8. John Carney II (9); 9. Clint Garner (13); 10. Josh Higday (1); 11. Dustin Selvage (22); 12. Sawyer Phillips (10); 13. Alex Hill (2); 14. Ryan Leavitt (19); 15. Cam Martin (12); 16. Kelby Watt (18); 17. Joe Beaver (17); 18. Jace Park (21); 19. Tony Rost (15); 20. Sammy Swindell (14); 21. Timothy Smith (24); 22. Jacob Hughes (23); 23. Alex Vande Voort (20); 24. Chase Porter (16). Lap Leaders: Randall 1-6, Reutzel 7-18. Hard-charger: Selvage.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (9), 17.677; 2. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (15), 17.932; 3. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (10), 18.073; 4. 8J, AJ Johnson, Oskaloosa, IA (7), 18.198; 5. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (5), 18.310; 6. 88, J Kinder, Iberia, MO (12), 18.373; 7. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (6), 18.378; 8. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (3), 18.506; 9. 3TJ, Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, IA (4), 18.510; 10. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (1), 18.573; 11. 17, Matt Allen, Norwalk, IA (13), 18.594; 12. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (14), 18.617; 13. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (8), 18.697; 14. 2, Casey Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA (2), 19.098; 15. 55, Toby Mosher, Osceola, IA (11), 19.335

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.8: 1. Kade Higday (3); 2. Jeff Wilke (4); 3. Matt Allen (1); 4. Chase Young (6); 5. Ryan Navratil (5); 6. Joel Thorpe (2); 7. Mike Johnston (7); 8. Toby Mosher (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.3: 1. Brandon Worthington (1); 2. J Kinder (4); 3. Matthew Stelzer (3); 4. Mike Mayberry (6); 5. AJ Johnson (5); 6. Josh Jones (2); 7. Casey Friedrichsen (7)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:59.0: 1. Kade Higday (3); 2. Brandon Worthington (9); 3. Matt Allen (10); 4. J Kinder (2); 5. Chase Young (6); 6. Jeff Wilke (4); 7. Casey Friedrichsen (14); 8. AJ Johnson (7); 9. Matthew Stelzer (8); 10. Josh Jones (12); 11. Mike Mayberry (5); 12. Ryan Navratil (1); 13. Joel Thorpe (11); 14. Toby Mosher (15); 15. Mike Johnston (13). Lap Leaders: Navratil 1-3, K. Higday 4-15. Hard-charger: Worthington.

 

 

5/19/23

Lee County Speedway

Donnellson, IA

POWRi 410’s

30 cars

Aaron Reutzel (23rd car out to time) set quick time on the 3/8-mile oval at 13.927 seconds. Buddy Kofoid (14th car out) was second quick, followed by Ayrton Gennetten (19th), Austin McCarl (24th), Joe B. Miller (4th), Ian Madsen (2nd), Garet Williamson (5th), Roger Crockett (11th), Gage Montgomery (12th) and Blake Hahn (17th).

The night was a chilly and windy one for May. The track dried out quickly.

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Reutzel 8 (4*) 2. Miller 51B (3*) 3. Carson McCarl 6 (1*) 4. Slater Helt 22s (5*) 5. Tyler Lee 7 (7) 6. Trevin Littleton 1 (8) 7. Dustin Clark 16 (6) 8. Montgomery 79 (2)

8-lap heats added finishing and passing points to points from qualifying. The top 16 locked into the feature. C. McCarl led Montgomery, Reutzel and Miller early. Reutzel passed Montgomery low in four on lap two to take second, and then slid under C. McCarl to lead lap three. Montgomery, the son of Tim Montgomery, jumped the turn four cushion and flipped four laps in. He was uninjured and made repairs to make the B. Miller shot by C. McCarl for second on the restart.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Hahn 52 (2*) 2. Kofoid 71 (4*) 3. Madsen 2KS (3*) 4. Chris Martin 44x (5*) 5. Bobby Mincer 15x (1) 6. Colton Fisher 11x (6) 7. Lane Warner 122 (7) 8. McCain Richards 31 (8)

Hahn led wire to wire. Kofoid moved up to second with a low side pass of Mincer on lap two. Madsen followed him into third on lap three with a pass on the low side of turn four. Martin got by Mincer for fourth coming for the white flag.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Paul Nienhiser 50 (2*) 2. Gennetten 19 (4*) 3. Williamson 24 (3*) 4. Gunner Ramey 21 (5*) 5. Riley Goodno 22 (1) 6. Chase Richards 4 (7) 7. Joey Schmidt 1s (6)

Nienhiser led green to checker. C. Richards spun five laps in. Gennetten, in his first night teaming with Brodie Hayward, passed Goodno for second on the restart. Williamson and Ramey would sneak by Goodno on the last lap. Schmidt exited early.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Brian Brown 21x (2*) 2. Carson Short 44 (1*) 3. A. McCarl 88 (4*) 4. Crockett 11 (3*) 5. Xavier Doney 74 (7) 6. Will Armitage 7A (5) 7. Jack Potter 15 (6)

Brown led flag to flag in a mostly single-file affair.

B main (started): 1. Lee (2) 2. Goodno (4) 3. Mincer (1) 4. Montgomery (3) / 5. Doney (5) 6. Armitage (7) 7. Fisher (8) 8. Potter (12) 9. Littleton (6) 10. Warner (11) 11. Clark (10) 12. M. Richards (13) 13. C. Richards (9) DNS – Schmidt

The 12-lapper took the top four to the A. Lee held off Goodno for the duration in just his second 410 start. Montgomery passed Mincer for third on lap six, as the two battled back and fourth. Mincer retook the spot for good with three to go.

A main (started): 1. Reutzel (1) 2. Kofoid (2) 3. Gennetten (3) 4. Madsen (7) 5. Miller (4) 6. Hahn (6) 7. Brown (10) 8. Williamson (9) 9. Short (13) 10. A. McCarl (5) 11. Goodno (18) 12. Helt (14) 13. Martin (15) 14. Doney (21, prov.) 15. Littleton (23, prov.) 16. Armitage (22, prov.) 17. Montgomery (20) 18. Ramey (16) 19. Lee (17) 20. Nienhiser (8) 21. Mincer (19) 22. C. McCarl (12) 23. Crockett (11)

The 30-lapper began with a three car incident involving C. McCarl, Montgomery and Ramey. C. McCarl would exit, as would Crockett, who stopped at the same time on the backstretch. The caution ruined a great start for Miller, who shot by the front row to take an early lead. The complete restart saw Kofoid take command, ahead of Reutzel, Gennetten and Miller. Armitage spun two laps in to bring a second caution. Reutzel used the restart to pass Kofoid for the lead, ahead of Gennetten, Miller and Hahn. Madsen shot into fifth after the green fell, and then took fourth from Miller on lap five. Shortly thereafter, the track yielded to rubber down conditions, making a one-lane train around the bottom. Lapped traffic became a factor on lap 11, but didn’t affect much. Montgomery spun with two to go, but it didn’t phase Reutzel, who cashed in $5,000 for his win.

 

 

 

5/12/23

Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, IL

All Stars and 305’s

38 All Stars

16 305’s

All Stars

Drivers qualified in their heat groups. The first seemed to be the stoutest and Parker Price-Miller set quick time for the group and overall at 10.204 seconds on the quarter-mile filling in for Zeb Wise in the Rudeen Racing #26. Hunter Schuerenberg set quick time in the second group, Zach Hampton in the third, and JJ Hickle in the fourth. Following Price-Miller (4th car out to time) overall were Aaron Reutzel (2nd), Schuerenberg (11th), Paul Nienhiser (1st), Ryan Timms (10th), Riley Goodno (20th), Hickle (30th), Scotty Thiel (18th), Hampton (27th) and Chase Randall (23rd). Corbin Gurley failed to get a time in. Joey Moughan struggled with throttle linkage issues all night.

Heat one (started): 1. Nienhiser 9x (2) 2. Reutzel 8 (1) 3. Price-Miller 26 (4) 4. Tyler Courtney 7BC (6) 5. Brady Bacon 21H (5) / 6. Timms 5T (3) 7. Trevin Littleton 1T (8) 8. Kyle Bellm 50K (7) 9. Will Armitage 7A (9) DNS – Corbin Gurley 12G

8-lap heats took winners and the quickest qualifier in the top five to the Dash, and the top five finishers to the feature. Nienhiser led the distance. Bacon snatched the final transfer from Timms on the last lap in a heat that would see good cars in the B.

Heat two (started): 1. Thiel 70 (2) 2. Schuerenberg 55 (4) 3. Goodno 22 (1) 4. Sye Lynch 29 (5) 5. Zach Daum 5D (7) / 6. Joe B. Miller 51B (6) 7. Brenham Crouch 1 (3) 8. Logan Faucon 52F (9) 9. Austin Hartmann 87A (8) DNS – Joey Moughan 31

Thiel led Goodno and Schuerenberg early. Schuerenberg got by Goodno on the second lap for second. Miller got sideways and his nose wing was run over. A quick trip to the work area saw them take his nose wing off. He came from the back to fall just short of Daum for the final transfer.

Heat three (started): 1. Chris Windom 4 (2) 2. Randall 9 (1) 3. Hampton 35 (4) 4. Zeth Sabo 23 (3) 5. Korey Weyant 47 (6) / 6. Tyler Lee 7 (5) 7. Preston Perlmutter 42P (7) 8. Jeff Masson 15M (9) 9. Eric Shelton 70s (8)

Windom led wire to wire. Weyant took the fifth and final transfer from Lee on lap three. Lee was making his first ever 410 start.

Heat four (started): 1. Conner Morrell 28M (1) 2. Shelby Bosie 3B (3) 3. Tim Shaffer 45 (5) 4. Hickle 97 (4) 5. Caden Englehart 71M (2) / 6. Chris Martin 44 (6) 7. Cory Bruns 44B (9) 8. Kyle Schuett 9K (7) 9. Jeremy Standridge 10s (8)

Morrell led the distance ahead of Bosie. Shaffer was the prime mover on the low side, grabbing third form Hickle on lap three.

Dash (started): 1. Windom (2) 2. Schuerenberg (1) 3. Price-Miller (3) 4. Morrell (4) 5. Nienhiser (5) 6. Hickle (7) 7. Thiel (6) 8. Hampton (8)

The 6-lapper set up the first four rows of the feature. Windom and Schuerenberg led the pack in a mostly single-file affair.

B main (started): 1. Timms (1) 2. Miller (3) 3. Martin (5) 4. Bruns (8) / 5. Lee (4) 6. Standridge (10) 7. Littleton (6) 8. Armitage (12) 9. Hartmann (13) 10. Perlmutter (7) 11. Gurley (15) 12. Shelton (14) 13. Crouch (2) 14. Faucon (11) 15. Bellm (9) DNS – Schuett, Masson, Moughan

The 12-lapper took the top four to the A. Timms led Miller, Crouch, Martin and Bruns early. Gurley and Shelton tangled a lap in to bring caution. On lap three, Bruns took the low side past Martin for fourth in a good battle. Bellm had a flat three laps in to bring another caution. Faucon spun four laps in, and then smacked the turn four wall after the restart to end his night. Crouch would also get into the turn four wall with four to go while running third. That put Martin back into a transfer spot. He passed Bruns for third with two to go.

A main (started): 1. Schuerenberg (2) 2. Windom (1) 3. Reutzel (9) 4. Courtney (15) 5. Hickle (6) 6. Shaffer (13) 7. Daum (18) 8. Nienhiser (5) 9. Thiel (7) 10. Price-Miller (3) 11. Goodno (12) 12. Morrell (4) 13. Randall (10) 14. Lynch (14) 15. Martin (23) 16. Bosie (11) 17. Sabo (16) 18. Miller (22) 19. Timms (21) 20. Weyant (20) 21. Hampton (8) 22. Bacon (17) 23. Englehart (19) 24. Bruns (24)

The 35-lapper saw plenty of movement through the field, but lacked that Jacksonville lapped traffic that can make races epic. Bosie spun, collecting Bacon at the outset. Both restarted. Schuerenberg led Windom and Price-Miller early. Nienhiser gained fourth from Morrell on lap two. Windom took and couple of shots at the leader on laps seven and eight with sliders that Schuerenberg ducked back under. At that point, Weyant tangled with another car as Randall hit the work area. A series of restarts for a spun Timms, and Englehart with a flat right rear 11 laps in saw no change in the top five as Schuerenberg continued to lead Windom, Price-Miller, Nienhiser and Hickle. That changed on lap 12 when Wise got over the berm coming out of turn four and spun in front of the grandstand. He restarted at the tail and climbed back to tenth. Hickle gained third from Nienhiser on the lap 12 restart, and Nienhiser hit the wall shortly after, losing a few spots. Hampton climbed to fourth before climbing the turn one cushion and flipping on lap 16. He was uninjured. Now it was Schuerenberg ahead of Windom, Hickle, Nienhiser and Reutzel. Reutzel shot into fourth, followed by Courtney who entered the top five from the eighth row. The leaders were approaching lapped traffic on lap 22 when Weyant came to a stop. Timms suffered a flat right rear two laps later. Shaffer was also moving up, and briefly passed Courtney for fifth. Miller tried to pass Nienhiser for eighth on lap 26 when he made contact and suffered a flat right rear. On lap 28, Courtney shot low to go from fifth to third. Reutzel passed Hickle for 4th on lap 29 before Sabo suffered a flat with five to go. Schuerenberg won the five-lap dash to the checkers in front of Windom. Reutzel passed Courtney for third with three to go. Courtney was the hard-charger.

305’s

Heat one (started): 1. Andrew Andruskevitch 21 (1) 2. Joey Moughan 5H (6) 3. John Barnard B8 (3) 4. Chase Richards 4 (2) 5. Gage Montgomery 79 (7) 6. Joe Jiannoni 41 (8) 7. Kevin Battefeld 42 (4) 8. Kelli Harter 22K (5)

The 8-lapper saw Andruskevitch lead the distance. Moughan gained second from Richards on the low side on lap four. Barnard followed him into third on lap six.

Heat two (started): 1. Matt Fair 00 (1) 2. Patrick Ryan 00R (5) 3. Evan Turner 14T (4) 4. Matt Krieger 56 (3) 5. Bret Bunton 7B (7) 6. Nick Guernsey 7BX (6) 7. Jarrett Weyant 99 (8) 8. Tyler Shoemaker 1T (2)

Fair led wire to wire. Turner gained second from Krieger on lap two, but spun shortly after. Ryan grabbed second from Krieger on the restart. Turner climbed from the tail to third on the last lap.

A main (started): 1. Moughan (1) 2. Andruskevitch (3) 3. Barnard (6) 4. Turner (5) 5. Montgomery (7) 6. Fair (4) 7. Bunton (8) 8. Jiannoni (11) 9. Krieger (9) 10. Weyant (13) 11. Harter (14) 12. Guernsey (12) 13. Richards (10) 14. Shoemaker (15) 15. Ryan (2) DNS – Battefeld

Ryan flipped shortly after the green fell in turn four. He was ok. Moughan shot out from the pole early in the 20-lapper ahead of Andruskevitch, Fair and Barnard. Barnard passed Fair for third on lap two. The race went non-stop. Moughan entered lapped traffic on lap seven and lapped up to fifth place. Andruskevitch stayed within striking distance. When Fair proved hard to lap on the last lap, he pulled within a couple car lengths, but it wasn’t enough.

 

 

 

 

 

Aaron Reutzel Fifth Driver to Sweep 410’s and 360’s at Knoxville! 

Matthew Stelzer Back Atop Pro Sprints Career Win List 

by Bill Wright 

 

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 6, 2023) – Aaron Reutzel became the fifth different driver in Knoxville Raceway history to sweep both a 410 and 360 feature event in one evening, joining Terry McCarl (4 times), Brian Brown (3), Justin Henderson (3) and Dennis Moore Jr. in the feat.  The Clute, Texas native now living in Knoxville dominated the night’s action on both ends, earning $5,000 for his 410 victory and $2,000 for his 360 win aboard the Ridge & Sons Racing #8 in the Kraig Ford/Pella Motors Season Opener.  Matthew Stelzer moved atop the all-time win list in the Pro Sprints series, earning the sixteenth victory of his career here. 

 

Reutzel started the 20-lap feature from the pole and shot out to an immediate lead ahead of Kerry Madsen, Lynton Jeffrey, Chase Randall and Austin McCarl.  He was quickly into lapped traffic, but a spin by Matt Juhl negated his early lead on lap seven. 

 

Two laps later, Jeffrey slid in front of Madsen to take over the second spot, while Reutzel pulled away and was back amongst lappers on the twelfth circuit.  Garet Williamson flexed his muscle a bit as action heated in the top five, by getting by McCarl and pressuring Randall. 

 

With five to go, Scott Bogucki slid sideways, but kept rolling, blending into the field on the restart.  The five lap Dash saw Jeffrey, Madsen, Randall, Williamson and McCarl chasing Reutzel.  The action was intense behind the leader, with Madsen taking second late, and drivers swapping spots fourth through eighth. 

 

In the end, Reutzel was victorious for the seventh time in a 410 here, ahead of Madsen, Jeffrey, Randall and Williamson.  Hard-charger, Tasker Phillips, Davey Heskin, Austin McCarl, Justin Henderson and Kaleb Johnson rounded out the top ten.  Dusty Zomer, Heskin and Williamson were heat race winners.  Madsen set quick time.  Gage Pulkrabek tipped over in qualifying but returned for his heat. 

 

“It’s badass,” said Reutzel of his sweep.  “Anyone that’s been watching knows we’ve had a rough start to our year.  Trying to figure out the new tires has been a struggle, and (Tyler) Swank never gave up.  We’re finally on to something that worked with the 360, and worked with this car.  We lost a cylinder there about five laps in.  I just wanted to win both to say I did it.  Not too many people have done that.” 

 

John Carney II got into the wall to start the 18-lap 360 feature.  Tyler Groenendyk surged to an early lead over Terry McCarl and Reutzel.  Reutzel slid in front of McCarl on the dry-slick surface in turn four to take second on lap two.  Chase Randall was also on the move, claiming fourth from Garet Williamson on lap three.   

 

On lap four, Reutzel entered low in turn one and passed Groenendyk for the lead as the pair entered lapped traffic.  The same lap, Randall got by McCarl for third, and then slid by Groenendyk in turn three to take second on lap five.  Williamson moved up to third by lap seven. 

 

Josh Higday stopped in turn four on lap nine, bringing the final caution.  No one had anything for Reutzel down the stretch, but some excitement came when he banged the turn four wall and flattened a tire coming to the checkers for his fifth win here in a 360. He held on over Randall, Williamson, McCarl and Garner.  Jamie Ball, Kaleb Johnson, Groenendyk, Cam Martin and Ryan Giles completed the top ten.  Randall set quick time over the 29-car field, while McCarl, Joe Beaver and Johnson claimed heats.  Grae Anderson got upside down in his heat race, but was uninjured. 

 

“It blew a power steering line on the white flag lap on the backstretch,” Reutzel said about his final lap.  “Immediately, my shield got covered with the power steering fluid, and I couldn’t see anything.  I was trying to get a tear-off entering the corner, and the steering locked up.  I couldn’t see anything and drove straight in the fence.  If that happened any sooner, we would have been done.  The car was really good all night.” 

 

Ryan Navratil paced the Pro Sprints field early in the 15-lap main ahead of Mike Mayberry and Joel Thorpe.  Stelzer worked on Mayberry, passing him on the low side to take second five laps in.  JJ Beaver had worked himself into the top five before going up in smoke on lap eight. 

 

Navratil led Stelzer, Mayberry, Kade Higday and Chase Young back to green.  Using the high side of turn two, Stelzer shot into the lead.  Navratil threatened to get back up front, but Josh Jones spun over the bottom of the turn one berm to ring the final caution.  The third running Mayberry also came to a stop and exited at the time. 

 

Stelzer drove away from there, while Young moved from fourth to finish second, followed by Navratil, Matt Allen and Young.  Mike Johnston, AJ Johnson, Jeff Wilke, Jones and Thorpe rounded out the top ten.  Higday set quick time over the field and won a heat, along with Mayberry. 

 

“It’s the third time I’ve heard it,” Stelzer said of moving on top of the all-time win list with 16.  “I assume Devin’s (Kline) going to be in the car next week to tie me back.  The gang’s back together…the gang that was here in 2019, when we went on a hot streak.   

 

Join us next Saturday, May 13 for more action featuring all three sprint car classes in the Knoxville Championship Series!  For more information on the Knoxville Raceway, visit us online at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com

 

410 Results 

 

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 5X, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (27), 16.298; 2. 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (11), 16.32; 3. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (7), 16.370; 4. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (13), 16.397; 5. 6, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (26), 16.413; 6. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (14), 16.438; 7. 1, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (18), 16.455; 8. 2KS, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (8), 16.494; 9. 25, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (19), 16.504; 10. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (25), 16.554; 11. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (12), 16.651; 12. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (3), 16.708; 13. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (23), 16.753; 14. 16, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (5), 16.766; 15. 24W, Garet Williamson, Columbia, MO (4), 16.777; 16. 3J, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (6), 16.821; 17. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (21), 16.877; 18. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanborn, MN (10), 16.891; 19. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (9), 16.963; 20. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (15), 16.966; 21. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (16), 17.016; 22. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (22), 17.215; 23. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 17.281; 24. 76, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (1), 18.412; 25. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (24), 18.448; 26. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (17), 18.610; 27. 5, Gage Pulkrabek, East Grand Forks, MN (20), NT; 28. 6X, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (28), NT 

  

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:24.7: 1. Dusty Zomer (1); 2. Kaleb Johnson (2); 3. Justin Henderson (4); 4. Aaron Reutzel (5); 5. Kerry Madsen (6); 6. Riley Goodno (3); 7. Chris Martin (7); 8. Dustin Selvage (8); 9. Bobby Mincer (9); 10. Frank Rodgers III (10) 

  

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:24.2: 1. Davey Heskin (1); 2. Brooke Tatnell (2); 3. Chase Randall (4); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 5. Tasker Phillips (8); 6. Carson McCarl (5); 7. Ayrton Gennetten (3); 8. Josh Schneiderman (7); 9. Joe Simbro (9) 

  

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.5: 1. Garet Williamson (2); 2. Austin McCarl (6); 3. Christopher Thram (1); 4. Scott Bogucki (4); 5. Matt Juhl (3); 6. AJ Moeller (5); 7. Sawyer Phillips (7); 8. Gage Pulkrabek (9); 9. Nathan Mills (8) 

  

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Aaron Reutzel (1); 2. Kerry Madsen (2); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 4. Chase Randall (6); 5. Garet Williamson (10); 6. Tasker Phillips (19); 7. Davey Heskin (14); 8. Austin McCarl (4); 9. Justin Henderson (5); 10. Kaleb Johnson (11); 11. Carson McCarl (7); 12. Ayrton Gennetten (18); 13. Scott Bogucki (9); 14. Brooke Tatnell (13); 15. Riley Goodno (15); 16. Sawyer Phillips (21); 17. Dusty Zomer (12); 18. Chris Martin (20); 19. Christopher Thram (17); 20. Matt Juhl (16); 21. Josh Schneiderman (22); 22. Bobby Mincer (26); 23. Joe Simbro (25); 24. Frank Rodgers III (27); 25. Gage Pulkrabek (23); 26. AJ Moeller (8); 27. Nathan Mills (24); DNS - Dustin Selvage. Lap Leader: Reutzel 1-20. Hard-charger: T. Phillips. 

 

360 Results 

 

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (23), 16.601; 2. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (1), 16.632; 3. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (3), 16.669; 4. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (6), 16.719; 5. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.770; 6. 1E, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (16), 16.841; 7. 24W, Garet Williamson, Columbia, MO (9), 16.877; 8. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (20), 16.903; 9. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (11), 16.907; 10. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (15), 16.928; 11. 9G, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (13), 16.941; 12. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (28), 16.972; 13. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (19), 17.012; 14. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.029; 15. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (18), 17.061; 16. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (12), 17.075; 17. 6A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.102; 18. 7A, Jack Anderson, Newton, IA (24), 17.27; 19. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (2), 17.287; 20. 8H, Jacob Hughes, Hartford, SD (25), 17.313; 21. 4J, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (21), 17.361; 22. 83, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (14), 17.368; 23. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.705; 24. 4C, Tuesday Calderwood, Goodyear, AZ (17), 17.882; 25. 86, Timothy Smith, Rocheport, MO (27), 17.962; 26. 1A, Grae Anderson, Des Moines, IA (5), 18.592; 27. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (26), 19.057; 28. 14, Aidan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (29), NT; 29. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (22), NT 

  

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:04.2: 1. Terry McCarl (3); 2. Garet Williamson (4); 3. Chase Randall (6); 4. Ryan Leavitt (2); 5. Tyler Groenendyk (5); 6. Ben Brown (7); 7. Austin Miller (8); 8. Timothy Smith (9); 9. Aidan Zoutte (10); 10. Alan Zoutte (1) 

  

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:04.3: 1. Joe Beaver (2); 2. Alex Vande Voort (1); 3. Cam Martin (4); 4. Ryan Giles (3); 5. Jamie Ball (5); 6. Calvin Landis (6); 7. Jacob Hughes (7); 8. Collin Moyle (8); 9. Grae Anderson (9) DNS – Kelby Watt 

 

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Kaleb Johnson (3); 2. Aaron Reutzel (6); 3. Clint Garner (4); 4. Josh Higday (5); 5. Jack Anderson (1); 6. Tony Rost (2); 7. John Carney II (7); 8. Dan Henning (9); 9. Tuesday Calderwood (8) 

  

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Aaron Reutzel (5); 2. Chase Randall (6); 3. Garet Williamson (4); 4. Terry McCarl (1); 5. Clint Garner (10); 6. Jamie Ball (8); 7. Kaleb Johnson (11); 8. Tyler Groenendyk (2); 9. Cam Martin (9); 10. Ryan Giles (13); 11. Calvin Landis (3); 12. Joe Beaver (12); 13. Ryan Leavitt (15); 14. Tony Rost (16); 15. Ben Brown (18); 16. Jack Anderson (17); 17. Jacob Hughes (19); 18. Collin Moyle (23); 19. Timothy Smith (24); 20. Austin Miller (21); 21. Tuesday Calderwood (25); 22. Dan Henning (26); 23. Aidan Zoutte (27); 24. Alex Vande Voort (14); 25. Alan Zoutte (22); 26. Josh Higday (7); 27. John Carney II (20) DNS – Grae Anderson, Kelby Watt. Lap Leaders: Groenendyk 1-3, Reutzel 4-18. Hard-charger: Garner. 

 

Pro Series Results 

 

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (12), 18.410; 2. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (4), 18.496; 3. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (6), 18.886; 4. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (8), 18.942; 5. B29, JJ Beaver, Knoxville, IA (1), 19.040; 6. 3TJ, Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, IA (7), 19.109; 7. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (11), 19.214; 8. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (13), 19.300; 9. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (10), 19.330; 10. 17, Matt Allen, Norwalk, IA (3), 19.454; 11. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (2), 19.480; 12. 8J, AJ Johnson, Oskaloosa, IA (5), 19.505; 13. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (9), 19.951; 14. 55, Toby Mosher, Osceola, IA (14), 20.028 

  

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:58.8: 1. Kade Higday (6); 2. JJ Beaver (4); 3. Mike Johnston (1); 4. Matthew Stelzer (5); 5. Ryan Navratil (3); 6. Josh Jones (7); 7. Jeff Wilke (2) 

  

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:56.9: 1. Mike Mayberry (3); 2. Chase Young (5); 3. AJ Johnson (1); 4. Matt Allen (2); 5. Joel Thorpe (4); 6. Brandon Worthington (6); 7. Toby Mosher (7) 

  

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Matthew Stelzer (5); 2. Chase Young (7); 3. Ryan Navratil (1); 4. Matt Allen (10); 5. Kade Higday (8); 6. Mike Johnston (9); 7. AJ Johnson (11); 8. Jeff Wilke (12); 9. Josh Jones (13); 10. Joel Thorpe (2); 11. Toby Mosher (14); 12. Mike Mayberry (4); 13. JJ Beaver (6); 14. Brandon Worthington (3). Lap Leaders: Navratil 1-8, Stelzer 9-15. Hard-charger: Allen. 

 
 

 

 

 

 

58 Drivers Attend Practice Night at Knoxville! 

by Bill Wright 

 

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 14, 2023) – Fifty-eight drivers participated in Friday’s practice at the Knoxville Raceway.  The quickest lap of the night unofficially went to Scott Bogucki at 15.236 seconds on the half-mile.  Aaron Reutzel unofficially led the 360’s with a lap of 15.935 seconds.  The Pro Sprints were led unofficially by Chase Young with lap of 17.356 seconds.

Friday’s participants...

410 (20) – 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA; 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA; 6, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA; 11m, Brendon Mullen, Grand Forks, ND; 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA; 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA; 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA; 2m, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN; 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX; 25, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust.; 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD; 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO; 2B, Brett Becker, Odessa, TX; 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE; 1, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD; 5, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.; 10, Kalib Henry, Sacramento, CA; 5x, Gage Pulkrabek, Grand Forks, ND; 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanborn, MN; 6x, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA.

360 (29) – 22x, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA; 4w, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA; 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA; 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX; 21, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO; 9x, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA; 14, Aidan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA; 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA; 83, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA; 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX; 6A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA; 23R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE; 23, Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC; 55, Chase Brown, Yutan, NE; 1A, Grae Anderson, Des Moines, IA; 36, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA; 86, Timothy Smith, Rocheport, MO; 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE; 1E, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA; 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA; 8H, Jacob Hughes, Hartford, SD; 87J, Jace Park, Overland Park, KS; 01, Sammy Swindell, Lakeland, TN; 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA; 7a, Jack Anderson, Newton, IA; 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX; 8m, Kade Morton, Coweta, OK; 23c, Kevin Colyn, Monroe, IA; 2m, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN; 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA.

Pro Sprints (9) – 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA; 26M, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA; 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA; 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA; 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA; 3TJ, Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, IA; 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA; 8J, AJ Johnson, Oskaloosa, IA; 55, Toby Mosher, Osceola, IA; 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE.

 

Tomorrow night, Saturday, April 15 marks the 70th Annual Season Opener presented by Pella Motors/Kraig Ford.  The 410, 360 and Pro Sprints will all be in action, with hot laps scheduled for 6:00 p.m.  For more information on the Knoxville Raceway, visit us online at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com


 
 

 

 

 

4/8/23

34 Raceway

West Burlington, IA

IRA/MOWA

48 cars

Two groups of qualifying saw Kaleb Johnson (10th car out to time) set the standard with the first group on the 3/8-mile at 12.596 seconds. Chase Randall (9th car out) was second quick, followed by Carson McCarl (3rd), Kraig Kinser (17th) and Jake Neuman (12th). Parker Price-Miller (13th car out) set quick time in the second group, and quick time overall at 12.347 seconds. Austin McCarl (20th) was second quick, followed by Jordan Goldesberry (17th), Joe B. Miller (15th) and Bill Balog (23rd). Bryce Norris and Hunter Schuerenberg both had issues in hot laps and neither got a time in.

Heat one (started): 1. Neuman 3N (2) 2. Corbin Gurley 12 (1) 3. C. McCarl 6 (3) 4. Zach Hampton 35 (5) 5. K. Johnson 22K (4) / 6. Danny Schlafer 25 (6) 7. Cam Martin 4c (8) 8. Aaron Rixmann 3A (9/) 9. Cole Mincer 15 (10) 10. Shelby Bosie 3B (7) DNS – Tyler Tischendorf 26, Gunner Ramey 21

8-lap heats took the top five to the feature. Neuman led the distance. Bosie got over the top of turn two with three to go, setting up a restart that saw Hampton nab fourth from Johnson.

Heat two (started): 1. Randall 9 (4) 2. Brenham Crouch 1 (2) 3. Russel Borland 23 (1) 4. Blake Nimee 79 (5) 5. Tyler Drueke 12T (7) 6. Scott Neitzel 2w (6) 7. Kris Spitz 4K (8) 8. Colton Fisher 11 (10) 9. Steve Short 8s (9) 10. McCain Richards 31 (11) 11. Kinser 11K (3) DNS – Bryce Norris 37

Randall shot to the lead immediately and won going away. Crouch snagged second from Borland on the last lap.

Heat three (started): 1. Balog 17B (2) 2. Cory Eliason 71 (1) 3. Price-Miller 29 (4) 4. Riley Goodno 22 (6) 5. Goldesberry 65 (3) / 6. Kyle Schuett 9K (5) 7. Carson Short 44 (10) 8. Josh Schneiderman 49 (9) 9. Travis Arenz 25T (8) 10. Sawyer Phillips 3P (7) 11. Scott Conger 24 (11) 12. William Huck 39V (12)

Balog led all eight laps. Eliason passed Price-Miller for second on lap two, while Goodno took fourth from Goldesberry on the same circuit.

Heat four (started): 1. Paul Nienhiser 50 (2) 2. Miller 51B (3) 3. Chris Martin 44c (1) 4. A. McCarl 88 (4) 5. Jake Blackhurst 96 (6) / 6. Jack Vanderboom U2 (7) 7. Austin Hartmann 87A (5) 8. Hunter Schuerenberg 55 (12) 9. Preston Ruh 26R (8) 10. Lane Warner 122 (10) 11. Hunter Custer 29 (9) 12. Chase Edwards 4 (11)

Nienhiser led Ch. Martin early, but Miller quickly took second and the lead pair pulled awy from the rst of the field.

Dash one (started): 1. C. McCarl (2) 2. Crouch (1) 3. Randall (4) 4. Neuman (5) 5. Johnson (3)

The 4-lapper set up the inside starting spots for the first five rows. C. McCarl led the distance in a mostly single-file affair.

Dash two (started): 1. Balog (2) 2. A. McCarl (1) 3. Price-Miller (4) 4. Goldesberry (5) 5. Nienhiser (3)

Balog shot by A. McCarl early and led flag to flag.

B main one (started): 1. Kinser (1) 2. Schlafer (2) / 3. Neitzel (3) 4. Spitz (5) 5. Ca. Martin (4) 6. Colton Fisher 11 (6) 7. Bosie (10) 8. M. Richards (11) 9. Mincer (9) 10. Rixmann (7) 11. S. Short (8) DNS – Tischendorf, Norris, Ramey

10-lap B’s transferred the top two to the A. Schlafer got the jump on Kinser and Neitzel early. Rixmann spun four laps in bringing caution. Schlafer held the lead in a good battle with Kinser, until Kraig shot by in the last corner for the win.

B main two (started): 1. Schuerenberg (6) 2. Vanderboom (2) / 3. Schuett (1) 4. Schneiderman (5) 5. Arenz (7) 6. Hartmann (3) 7. Warner (10) 8. Custer (11) 9. Ruh (8) 10. C. Edwards (13) 11. Conger (12) 12. Huck (14) 13. C. Short (4) 14. Phillips (9)

Schuett led Vanderboom, Schuerenberg and C. Short early. On lap two, Vanderboom took the lead from Schuett. On lap four, Schuerenberg took the high line for the lead around Vanderboom, but that was negated when Phillips got upside down in turn four. After the green fell again, Schuerenberg took the low line this time for the win. Vanderboom held on for the final transfer.

A main (started): 1. A. McCarl (4) 2. Eliason (14) 3. Price-Miller (6) 4. Miller (12) 5. Gurley (11) 6. C. McCarl (1) 7. Blackhurst (20) 8. Crouch (3) 9. Hampton (15) 10. Drueke (19) 11. Neuman (7) 12. Goodno (18) 13. Goldesberry (8) 14. Schlafer (23) 15. Ch. Martin (16) 16. Nimee (17) 17. Vanderboom (24) 18. Borland (13) 19. Johnson (9) 20. Balog (2) 21. Schuerenberg (22) 22. Nienhiser (10) 23. Kinser (21) DQ (Crossed 1st, Light at Scales) Randall (5)

The 30-lapper saw C. McCarl lead early over Balog and Randall. Nienhiser spun in turn one just one lap in, bringing the first caution. Kinser went off on the hook at the same time. Randall had passed Balog for second before getting across the line before the caution was thrown, so he restarted third. Balog took the lead on the low side of two when the green fell, and Randall followed him into second on lap three. Five laps in, Chr. Martin spun bringing another slowdown. Balog led Randall, C. McCarl and A. McCarl back to green. Randall pressured Balog for the lead for several laps, going high in turn three and exiting low in four. Schuerenberg spun on lap eight, bringing another yellow. Another lap occurred under green, when Randall tried a pass on Balog. His left rear contacted Balog’s left front, sending the veteran into a series of wild flips. He exited under his own power. Randall assumed the lead ahead of A McCarl, who had gotten by his brother, Crouch and Miller. Price-Miller was the next to surge, taking fifth on the restart and then gaining fourth from Crouch on lap 11. Randall entered lapped traffic at the halfway point and put some distance between himself and A. McCarl. On lap 16, Price-Miller claimed third from C. McCarl. On lap 20, Randall had stretched his lead to over three seconds on A. McCarl. That was erased with a Goldesberry spin. Randall kept his lead, while Eliason entered the top four when the green fell again. He then took third from Price-Miller with seven to go. Randall was cruising back into lapped traffic with four to go, and looked to be on his way to win when Borland spun on the white flag lap. That set up a green, white, checker finish, but Randall was not phased and went on to cross the checkers first. Unfortunately for him, he was light at the scales, handing the win to A. McCarl. Blackhurst was the hard-charger.

 

 

 

4/7/23 

 

US36 Raceway 

Osborn, MO 

 

WoO 

 

31 cars 

 

Rico Abreu (24th car out to time) set the standard on the quarter-mile oval at 10.652 seconds.  The surface was drier than usual on the high banks with a strong wind out of the south.  Logan Schuchart (25th car out) was second quick, followed by Sheldon Haudenschild (16th), Jacob Allen (3rd), David Gravel (11th), Brock Zearfoss (14th), James McFadden (12th), Brad Sweet (26th), Gio Scelzi (22nd) and Carson Macedo (28th).  Noah Gass smacked the wall completing his first lap, and got just one circuit in. 

 

Heat one (started): 1. Allen 1a (2) 2. Macedo 41 (4) 3. Abreu 24 (1) 4. Spencer Bayston 5 (6) 5. James McFadden 83 (3) 6. Buddy Kofoid 11 (7) / 7. Justin Peck 13 (5) 8. Bill Rose 6 (9) 9. Noah Gass 20G (11) 10. Blake Hahn 52 (8) 11. Jack Dover 81 (10) 

 

10-lap heats took the top two to the Dash, and the top six to the feature.  Allen led the distance, while Abreu followed in tow.  Macedo shot by Abreu on the last lap to snag a Dash spot. 

 

Heat two (started): 1. Gravel 2 (2) 2. Schuchart 1s (1) 3. Sweet 49 (3) 4. Donny Schatz 15 (4) 5. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (6) 6. Tim Estenson 14T (5) / 7. Aaron Reutzel 8 (8) 8. Ayrton Gennetten 3 (7) 9. Riley Goodno 22 (9) DNS – Slater Helt 22s 

 

Fuel issues sidelined Helt.  Gravel led early over Schuchart and Sweet.  Hafertepe passed Estenson for fifth on lap two.  Reutzel tried to chase down Estenson for the final transfer but fell short.  Estenson credited new crew chief Jack Dover. 

 

Heat three (started): 1. Haudenschild 17 (1) 2. Zearfoss 3z (2) 3. Scelzi 18 (3) 4. Brian Brown 21 (4) 5. Tyler Courtney 7BC (7) 6. Garet Williamson 24w (6) / 7. Kasey Kahne 9 (8) 8. Ryan Timms 5T (9) 9. Robbie Price 7s (5) 10. Brett Becker 2B (10) 

 

Haudenschild led wire to wire.  Zearfoss and Brown trailed early, but Scelzi slid by Brown for third on lap two.  Williamson entered corners high and exited low to run down Kahne for the final transfer.  He made his final pass on the last lap. 

 

Dash (started): 1. Haudenschild (1) 2. Macedo (2) 3. Zearfoss (3) 4. Gravel (6) 5. Allen (4) 6. Schuchart (5) 

 

The 8-lap Dash set the top six starting spots in the feature.  Haudenschild dominated a mostly single-file affair. 

 

B main (started): 1. Timms (7) 2. Price (2) 3. Peck (1) 4. Kahne (4) 5. Reutzel (3) 6. Gass (8) / 7. Gennetten (6) 8. Hahn (10) 9. Dover (13) 10. Becker (12) 11. Goodno (9) 12. Rose (5) 13. Helt (11) 

 

The 12-lapper took the top six to the A.  Peck was penalized from the pole for jumping the first start.  Price led early over Reutzel and Kahne.  Peck took over third on lap three, while Gass gained the sixth and final transfer from Gennetten on lap four.  Peck continued his move forward with a pass of Reutzel for second at the halfway point.  Timms started his charge from row four, taking fourth from Kahne on lap seven and passing Reutzel for third on lap eight.  At that point, Goodno spun with a flat left front with four to go.  Price led Peck, Timms, Reutzel, Kahne and Gass back to green.  Timms quickly jumped into second on a very racy surface, while Gass picked off Kahne for fifth.  Dover spun with three to go.  On lap eleven, Timms shot into the lead, while a mad scramble was happening fifth through seventh.  At the white flag, Reutzel was fifth, ahead of Gass and Gennetten.  When they came back around, the order was Gass, Gennetten and Reutzel, but the shuffle was negated and the finish went back to the last completed lap when Hahn stopped with a flat left rear in turn three.  The yellow thrown after the leaders crossed the start line saved Reutzel, and left Gennetten on the outside looking in. 

 

A main (started): 1. Haudenschild (1) 2. Macedo (2) 3. Sweet (8) 4. Schuchart (6) 5. Zearfoss (3) 6. Abreu (7) 7. Scelzi (9) 8. Peck (21) 9. Courtney (15) 10. Kofoid (16) 11. Schatz (11) 12. McFadden (13) 13. Allen (5) 14. Timms (19) 15. Hafertepe Jr. (14) 16. Reutzel (23) 17. Price (18) 18. Brown (12) 19. Gass (22) 20. Estenson (17) 21. Gravel (4) 22. Bayston (10) 23. Kahne (20) DNS – Williamson 

 

After curious track prep, the race was shortened five laps to 30 for reasons unknown.  Williamson could not fire.  Macedo got the jump on Haudenschild early ahead of Gravel.  Zearfoss took third on lap two.  An infield cone was hit four laps in, slowing things.  Macedo took the inside groove ahead of Haudenschild, Zearfoss, Gravel and Allen.  Schuchart took fifth from his teammate on the restart.  Another caution came eight laps in for debris.  Gravel passed Zearfoss for third on the restart.  Things were heating up in front.  Gravel and Macedo tangled for the lead, in turn four on lap ten, when Haudenschild somehow went three-wide and got between the wall and Gravel to pass both for the lead, much as he did in the same spot in 2020.  Meanwhile, Sweet was on the move, taking fourth.  Reutzel spun 14 laps in to bring another yellow.  Haudenschild chose the inside lane in the double-file restart, ahead of Macedo, Gravel, Sweet, Schuchart and Zearfoss.  Sweet shot into third shortly after the green fell.  Two laps later, Macedo passed Haudenschild to retake the lead.  A lap later, Kahne was upside down, but unhurt in turn three.  Sweet claimed second from Haudenschild on that restart before Gravel backed into the turn one wall and collected Bayston ending both their nights with nine to go.  Macedo led Sweet, Haudenschild, Schuchart, Zearfoss and Abreu back to green.  Haudenschild took second back from Sweet with six to go, and set his sights on the leader.  Running the rim of the high banks, he shot by Macedo with five to go and never looked back for his second straight US36 win.  Peck was the hard-charger. 


 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Newcomers to Knoxville Include Rookies and Veterans

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA – As sprint car drivers continue to make their racing plans for 2023 known, it’s evident that the Knoxville Raceway will again see an influx of newcomers to its weekly cast.

In the 410 class, the rookies include Kade Higday, Lachlan McHugh, Gage Pulkrabek and Christopher Thram.

Higday is no stranger to Knoxville, having grown up there following his father and Knoxville track champion, Josh. Kade has five 305/Pro Sprint feature wins to his credit at Knoxville.

Lachlan McHugh is the new driver of Brandon Ikenberry’s Deuce5 Motorsports team. A native of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, “Lockie” was the 2022 Grand Annual Classic winner at Premier Speedway in Warrnambool, Victoria, has several championships, and is one of the up and coming drivers “Down Under.”

Gage Pulkrabek of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, is in his second full season of sprint car racing. After racing Outlaw Karts at English Creek where he was named most improved driver in 2021, he raced with the Northern Outlaw Sprint Association (NOSA) in 2022, earning Rookie of the Year honors and placing eleventh in the point standings.

Christopher Thram of Sanborn, Minnesota, won Rookie of the Year honors in the 360 class at Knoxville in 2021. Last season, he mixed starts closer to home in both a 360 and 410. He was a victor with the 360 Midwest Power Series at Jackson, and finished 10th and 11th in two 410 starts at Jackson.

Saybrook, Illnois’ Blake Feese has won three 410 features at Knoxville, but hasn’t raced at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World” in over ten years. Blake will pair with Bill Vielhauer and the Beaver Drill & Tool #12x team. It will be a “blast from the past” to see the 12x each Saturday night, and also to see Feese, who raced in several NASCAR series over the years.

Brooke Tatnell is a familiar face that will be returning on a regular basis in 2023. Brooke pairs with car owner Mike Sandvig and the #7 team. Justin Henderson will rekindle a driver/owner relationship with Bryan Sundby and the BDS Motorsports #1 team. Carson McCarl will partner with the Jeremy Scadden #6 team as well.

Rookies in the 360 class include Jack Anderson and Garet Williamson. Jack is the son of long-time Knoxville competitor Johnny Anderson, and will be in the family #7a. Jack had a tremendous career in outlaw karts and go karts that included several local and national championships.

Williamson is from Columbia, Missouri and registered three wins last season. He also will spend some time in a 410 in 2023. Garet qualified for two dashes with the World of Outlaws last fall. He has partnered with crew chief Dennis Moore Jr. this season.

Sedalia’s Gunner Ramey will also be a frequent participant. Gunner was the 2021 ASCS Warrior and Lake Ozark Speedway track champion. He picked up his first ASCS National Series win at US36 Raceway near Osborn, Missouri last summer.

Tyler Groenendyk, who won the 2021 track championship with the Pro Series will be a new face in the 360 lineup this year. Josh Higday will also return to the 360’s. The 2007 track champion will definitely be a factor.

Team DGRD, led by Dennis and Betty Gainey will field two new teams in the 360 class. The #6A will see 18 year old Alex Vande Voort behind the wheel. Alex was the 2021 Pro Sprint Rookie of the Year and finished in the top ten in 360 points in 2022. Kelby Watt will return to weekly racing in Team DGRD’s #6K. The 2017 Pro Sprint Rookie of the Year holds four wins in that class, and finished sixth in the 360 class in his last full year at Knoxville (2020).

Knoxville Raceway kicks off the season on April 15 with its 70th Season Opener on Pella Motors/Kraig Ford Night.

 

 

 

Ayrton Gennetten Among 410 Drivers Excited for 2023 at Knoxville!
Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA - Gravois Mills, Missouri driver Ayrton Gennetten has been turning heads for a few years now in a sprint car. The third generation driver has some wins under his belt and this year, will run for a 410 championship at the Knoxville Raceway.

Ayrton's late grandfather, Gene Gennetten, was just inducted into the National Midget Racing Hall of Fame. Gene also registered two top ten finishes at the Knoxville Nationals in his career, topping with a fifth place run in 1968.

Father Steve is also a former Knoxville regular and owns a feature win of his own there. Ayrton joined his father as a visitor to Victory Lane in last August's Season Championship Night.

In addition to his win, despite missing a few nights in 2022, Ayrton two quick times, four top fives and two podium finishes, netting eleventh in the final point standings. "I felt we were fast at Knoxville in 2021, but we fell off there a bit last year," he says. "Then the last night we just changed things back to the way we did things the year before and we were able to win."

Ayrton is looking forward to the season, and knows the competition from among others defending champion, Brian Brown will be tough. "We're really excited about running Knoxville," he says. "I feel like our program is really back where we need it to be. We're always pretty competitive there, and you know, I'd like to beat the other guy there from Missouri."

In addition to Knoxville, you'll see Ayrton running 75-80 events around the Midwest in 2023.

In addition to Ayrton and Brown, there will be plenty of big hitters weekly at Knoxville. Aaron Reutzel, who finished a close second to Brown is expected to return, along with Austin McCarl, Lynton Jeffrey and Justin Henderson, who is reuniting with car owner Bryan Sundby for a run this season.

Brooke Tatnell will fill in Henderson's seat in the Sandvig #7 most nights, and Carson McCarl has teamed with South Dakota's Jeremy Scadden. 2021 champ, Davey Heskin, former champion, Ian Madsen and Sawyer and Tasker Phillips are just a few others we'll see at Knoxville night in and night out.

2021 Grand Annual Classic winner, Lachlan "Lockie" McHugh and Christopher Thram are two rookies who have also thrown their hats in the 410 ring at Knoxville. The highest weekly purse in the country awaits all!

 

 

11/5/22

Perris Auto Speedway

Perris, CA

26th Perris Oval Nationals

USAC National Sprint Cars

USAC-CRA

36 cars

Six drivers locked themselves into the Dash with their point totals from the two preliminary nights. They were Brady Bacon, CJ Leary, Robert Ballou, Kevin Thomas Jr., Justin Grant and Emerson Axsom.

The remaining 30 drivers qualified. Mitchel Moles (4th car out to time) set quick time at 16.222 seconds, the fast mark of the week. Damion Gardner (9th car out) was second quick, followed by Cody Williams (13th), Max Adams (26th), Daniel Whitley (19th), Jake Swanson (27th), Matt Westfall (8th), Austin Grabowski (2nd), Brody Roa (28th) and Jason McDougal (29th).

Heat one (started): 1. RJ Johnson 51 (2) 2. Tommy Malcolm 5x (1) 3. Westfall 33m (4) 4. Moles 19AZ (6) / 5. Adams 73 (5) 6. McDougal 22AZ (3) 7. Austin Williams 2 (8) 8. AJ Bender 21 (9) 9. Logan Williams 5w (7) 10. John Neal 214 (10)

10-lap heats transferred the top four to the feature. RJ Johnson led the distance in this one over Malcolm and Westfall. McDougal held down the final transfer until Moles drove around him on the high side of turn two on lap five.

Heat two (started): 1. Charles Davis Jr. 47 (2) 2. Grabowski 72 (4) 3. Eddie Tafoya Jr. 51T (1) 4. Gardner 1 (6) / 5. Whitley 3F (5) 6. Matt Mitchell 37 (3) 7. Logan Seavey 42 (8) 8. Chase Johnson 8m (7) 9. Chris Bonneau 15 (9) 10. Troy DeGaton 39T (10)

Davis led wire to wire over Grabowski and Tafoya. Mitchell was fourth until Gardner slid under him in turn two on lap four.

Heat three (started): 1. Swanson 21AZ (5) 2. Ricky Lewis 41 (1) 3. Roa 91R (4) 4. Sterling Cling 34 (2) / 5. C. Williams 44 (6) 6. Jadon Rogers 14 (7) 7. Logan Calderwood 6 (3) 8. Chris Gansen 4G (8) 9. Matt McCarthy 28M (9) 10. Gary Marshall Jr. 23 (10)

Cling led Swanson, Lewis and Calderwood early. Swanson took the lead on lap two, and Lewis moved by Cling for second on lap three. Roa moved by Calderwood into fourth with three to go and then took third from Cling with two to go. Cling was all over the track, preventing either a high riding Rogers, or a low moving C. Williams from getting by.

Dash (started): 1. Grant 4 (2) 2. Axsom 47BC (1) 3. Ballou 12 (4) 4. Bacon 69 (6) 5. Thomas Jr. 17GP (3) 6. Leary 77m (5)

The 6-lap Dash set up the first three rows of the feature. Grant led throughout. Bacon was the only real mover, going from the tail to fourth.

B main (started): 1. Adams (1) 2. Seavey (3) 3. Rogers (5) 4. C. Williams (2) 5. Whitley (7) 6. McDougal (11) / 7. A. Williams (4) 8. Bender (8) 9. Mitchell (9) 10. Gansen (12) 11. McCarthy (14) 12. L. Williams (6) 13. Bonneau (18) 14. C. Johnson (10) 15. Marshall (17) 16. Neal (15) 17. Calderwood (13) 18. DeGaton (16)

The 12-lapper took the top six to the feature. Adams led throughout. C. Williams was second early, over his brother Austin. Seavey took third from A. Williams on lap eighth and second from C. Williams on lap nine. C. Johnson spun with two to go, setting up a restart that saw A. Williams get shuffled out of a transfer by Whitley and McDougal.

A main (started): 1. Bacon (4) 2. Swanson (7) 3. Axsom (2) 4. Leary (6) 5. Ballou (3) 6. Grant (1) 7. Thomas Jr. (5) 8. Rogers (21) 9. Westfall (8) 10. Moles (16) 11. Roa (10) 12. RJ Johnson (13) 13. Davis Jr. (12) 14. C. Williams (22) 15. Seavey (20) 16. Tafoya (15) 17. Malcolm (11) 18. Cling (18) 19. McDougal (24) 20. A. Williams (25, prov.) 21. Adams (19) 22. Gardner (9) 23. Whitley (23) 24. Lewis (14) 25. Grabowski (17)

The 40-lapper was preceded by introductions on the stage. Once green, Axsom led Grant, Ballou and Bacon. Bacon used the high side of four to take third from Ballou on lap four, and then passed Grant low in four for second on lap seven. Ballou worked his way by Grant for third on lap ten. Bacon reeled in Axsom and shot around him high in turn two on lap 11 to take the point. On the same lap, Swantson claimed fourth from Grant. Lewis stopped 14 laps in, bringing the first caution. Bacon led Axsom, Ballou, Swanson, Grant and Thomas Jr. back to green. An incident on lap 16 was the last slowdown. Adams got up into the wall and came down on Malcolm. Gardner suffered a flat right rear in the fracus and Whitley retired with a lost wheel. Bacon pulled away from the field, while Swanson found his way by Ballou on the low side at the halfway point. Bacon was in lapped traffic with 11 to go, but would never be challenged. Swanson put a slider on Axsom with three to go to claim second. The win was Bacon’s first championship at the Oval Nationals and paid him $20,000. Rogers was the hard-charger.

 

 

11/4/22

Perris Auto Speedway

Perris, CA

26th Perris Oval Nationals

USAC National Sprint Cars

USAC-CRA

38 cars

CJ Leary (25th car out to time) set quick time for the second night in a row at 16.477 seconds. Jake Swanson (2nd car out) was second quick, followed by Logan Seavey (1st), Justin Grant (17th), Mitchel Moles (38th), Robert Ballou (35th), Matt Westfall (6th), Emerson Axsom (12th), Kevin Thomas Jr. (16th) and Cody Williams (30th). Matt Mitchell hit the wall in hot laps and got one lap at the end. Chase Johnson had engine issues and didn’t get a time. Kyle Edwards and Jason McDougal did not get a time and scratched for the night.

Heat one (started): 1. Thomas Jr. 17GP (4) 2. Charles Davis Jr. 47 (1) 3. Max Adams 73 (3) 4. Leary 77m (6) / 5. RJ Johnson 51 (7) 6. Jadon Rogers 14 (2) 7. Matt McCarthy 28M (8) 8. Troy DeGaton 39T (9) 9. Moles 19AZ (5)

10-lap heats took the top four to the feature. Davis led Rogers, Thomas and Adams early. On lap two, Leary got by Adams for fourth. Thomas used a move in turn two on lap three to take second from Rogers. Adams shot from fifth to third on lap four. At that point, Leary made contact with Moles, who was done. The restart saw Davis leading Thomas, Adams, Rogers and Leary. Thomas took the lead when the race went green, and Leary snagged the fourth and final transfer from Rogers.

Heat two (started): 1. C. Williams 44 (4) 2. Swanson 21AZ (6) 3. Brody Roa 91R (1) 4. Ballou 12 (5) / 5. Eddie Tafoya Jr. 51T (2) 6. Matt Mitchell 37 (7) 7. Sterling Cling 34 (3) 8. Jake Neal 214 (9) 9. Chris Bonneau 15 (8) DNS – Kyle Edwards 39E

C. Williams shot by the front row and led the distance. Roa was second, ahead of Swanson and Tafoya. Ballou snagged fourth from Tafoya on lap two. Swanson took second from Roa on lap three.

Heat three (started): 1. Brady Bacon 69 (4) 2. Austin Grabowski 72 (2) 3. Daniel Whitley 3F (1) 4. Westfall 33m (5) / 5. AJ Bender 21 (3) 6. Seavey 42 (6) 7. Chris Gansen 4G (7) 8. Nate Schank 1$ (8) 9. Gary Marshall Jr. 23 (9)

Grabowsky led early over Bacon, Whitley and Bender. Westfall used a move on the low side to take fifth from Seavey on lap three, and did the same to Bender to take fourth a lap later. Bacon put a slider on Grabowski in turn three to take the point on lap five, and then pulled away.

Heat four (started): 1. Damion Gardner 1 (2) 2. Austin Williams 2 (4) 3. Logan Williams 5w (3) 4. Axsom 47BC (5) / 5. Grant 4 (6) 6. Ricky Lewis 41 (8) 7. Logan Calderwood 6 (1) 8. Tommy Malcolm 5x (7) 9. Chase Johnson 8m (9) DNS – Jason McDougal 22AZ

Gardner led wire to wire. L. Williams took third from Calderwood with a slider on lap three. Axsom reeled in Calderwood and took the final transfer with three to go, using the high side.

B main (started): 1. Grant (2) 2. Seavey (1) 3. Bender (5) 4. Malcolm (12) 5. Rogers (6) 6. Tafoya (7) 7. RJ Johnson (9) 8. Lewis (14) / 9. Moles (3) 10. Cling (4) 11. Gansen (11) 12. McCarthy (13) 13. Calderwood (8) 14. C. Johnson (18) 15. Schank (15) 16. Neal (16) 17. Marshall (19) 18. DeGaton (17) 19. Mitchell (10) DNS – Bonneau, Edwards, McDougal

The 12-lap B took the top eight to the A. Grant led Seavey for the distance. Cling was third early, followed by Rogers and Bender, who shot from fifth to third on lap three. On lap four, Moles jumped the cushion, rode the wall and tipped over. He collected Mitchell, who had nowhere to go. Incredibly, Moles would restart and charge back within one spot of a transfer. Malcolm moved up eight spots to transfer from fourth.

A main (started): 1. Ballou (4) 2. Thomas Jr. (1) 3. Swanson (5) 4. Leary (6) 5. Bacon (8) 6. Axsom (2) 7. Westfall (3) 8. Grant (11) 9. C. Williams (7) 10. Adams (13) 11. Gardner (9) 12. RJ Johnson (22) 13. A. Williams (12) 14. Malcolm (23) 15. Seavey (10) 16. Rogers (16) 17. Roa (20) 18. L. Williams (15) 19. Moles (25, prov.) 20. Davis Jr. (19) 21. Tafoya (17) 22. Bender (14) 23. Mitchell (26, prov.) 24. Gansen (27, prov.) 25. Lewis (24) 26. Whitley (21) 27. Grabowsky (18)

The 30-lapper Axsom leading Thomas and Ballou on lap one. Thomas quickly took the lead on lap two, while Leary and Bacon moved into fourth and fifth on lap three. On lap ten, Whitley flipped high into the turn four fence. He was uninjured, but a lengthy delay was needed to fix the fence. Thomas led Axsom, Ballou, Leary and Bacon back to green. Another caution came for a slowed Bender on lap 15, with no chance up front. Bacon was the only one trying the top and he’d get by Leary for fourth on the restart. He then took third from Ballou using the high side with ten to go. That seemed to wake up Balllou, who grabbed the spot back from Bacon on lap 22. He then shot under Axsom for second on lap 23. Leary and Swanson moved by Brady and Axsom. On the white flag lap, Ballou shot to the bottom of turn two to take the lead and the win from Thomas. Swanson passed Leary on the last lap for third. RJ Johnson was the hard-charger.

 

 

11/3/22

Perris Auto Speedway

Perris, CA

USAC National Sprint Cars

USAC-CRA

40 cars

CJ Leary (10th car out to time) set quick time over the field with a lap of 16.347 seconds. Brady Bacon (32nd car out) was second quick, ahead of Mitchel Moles (4th), Jason McDougal (38th), Justin Grant (28th), Robert Ballou (5th), Damion Gardner (14th), Sterling Cling (11th), Max Adams (19th) and Kevin Thomas Jr. (39th).

Heat one (started): 1. Jake Swanson 21AZ (2) 2. Adams 73 (4) 3. Matt Westfall 33m (3) 4. Grant 4 (5) / 5. Leary 77m (6) 6. RJ Johnson 51 (8) 7. Tommy Malcolm 5x (7) 8. Logan Seavey 42 (1) 9. Chase Johnson 8m (10) 10. Kyle Edwards 39E (9)

10-lap heats took the top four to the feature. Swanson led the distance in this one. It was a rough start for both Grant and Leary, as a near disaster collision was avoided on the first lap. Leary did get up to fifth by lap four, but couldn’t nab the final transfer from Grant.

Heat two (started): 1. Brody Roa 91R (2) 2. Thomas Jr. 17GP (4) 3. Bacon 69 (6) 4. Ballou 12 (5) / 5. Eddie Tafoya Jr. 51T (1) 6. Chris Gansen 4G (7) 7. Jadon Rogers 14 (3) 8. Logan Calderwood 6 (8) 9. Logan Williams 5w (9) 10. Tony DeGaton 39T (10)

Roa led throughout. Bacon was on his game, moving by Tafoya for third on lap two. Ballou used the high side to get by Tafoya for the final transfer on lap four.

Heat three (started): 1. Charles Davis Jr. 47 (2) 2. Axsom 47BC (4) 3. Moles 19AZ (6) 4. Cody Williams 44 (3) / 5. Gardner 1 (5) 6. AJ Bender 21 (9) 7. Danny Sheridan 12A (1) 8. Austin Grabowski 72 (7) 9. Nate Schank 1$ (10) 10. Matt McCarthy 28M (8)

Davis led wire to wire. Moles was by Sheridan for third on lap two. On lap five, Gardner seized the final transfer spot from Sheridan at the halfway point, but C. Williams was stuck to the “Demon” in a great battle and passed him for the final transfer in turn four on the last lap.

Heat four (started): 1. Matt Mitchell 37 (4) 2. Austin Williams 2 (3) 3. McDougal 22AZ (6) 4. Ricky Lewis 41 (1) / 5. Chris Bonneau 15 (2) 6. Verne Sweeney 98 (8) 7. Daniel Whitley 3F (7) 8. Jake Neal 214 (9) 9. Dan Taylor T5 (10) 10. Cling 34 (5)

Cling was fed the right rear of another car and crashed wildly into the turn four fence. He was o.k. Mitchell led the distance. McDougal was in a transfer by lap two. A. Williams moved by Bonneau for second on lap three. Taylor brought a caution with two to go when he stopped. McDougal and Lewis used the restart to pass Bonneau for third and fourth respectively.

C main (started): 1. Sweeney (1) 2. Bender (4) 3. L. Williams (3) 4. C. Johnson (6) / 5. Schank (8) 6. Edwards (2) 7. Neal (5) 8. DeGaton (7) DNS – Taylor

The 10-lapper took the top four to the B. Sweeney led Bender, Edwards and L. Williams early. DeGaton brought the caution when he stopped one lap in. On lap four, L. Williams used a move on the low side of four to pass Edwards for third. C. Johnson used the same move a lap later to grab the final transfer.

B main (started): 1. Leary (1) 2. Malcolm (6) 3. Rogers (3) 4. Gardner (2) 5. Seavey (5) 6. Tafoya Jr. (4) 7. RJ Johnson (10) 8. C. Johnson (14) / 9. Gansen (9) 10. Grabowski (8) 11. L. Williams (17) 12. Bender (14) 13. Calderwood (13) 14. McCarthy (12) 15. Sheridan (7) 16. Whitley (11) 17. Sweeney (15) DNS – Bonneau, Cling

The 12-lapper took the top eight to the feature. Leary led Gardner, Rogers and Tafoya early. Sheridan, Whitley and Sweeney were caught up in a tangle on the backstretch, eliminating all three from competition. No one was injured. Malcolm moved up to fourth, while the jockeying for positions continued behind the leader. Gansen was in a transfer spot much of the race, while Malcolm climbed to third and then finished second in the end. RJ Johnson moved into a transfer about lap five. It was a free-for-all, with C. Johnson nabbing the final transfer on the last lap.

A main (started): 1. Bacon (6) 2. Grant (3) 3. Leary (11) 4. Ballou (2) 5. Thomas Jr. (13) 6. Adams (1) 7. Axsom (14) 8. Rogers (16) 9. Seavey (19) 10. McDougal (4) 11. Gardner (12) 12. Westfall (15) 13. C. Williams (17) 14. A. Williams (18) 15. Lewis (21) 16. Roa (9) 17. Malcolm (22) 18. Tafoya Jr. (20) 19. RJ Johnson (23) 20. Gansen (25, prov.) 21. Edwards (26, prov.) 22. Swanson (8) 23. C. Johnson (24) 24. Moles (5) 25. Davis Jr. (10) 26. Mitchell (7)

Ballou led Adams, Grant, Moles and Bacon early in the 3-lapper. Bacon used the high side of turn two to take fourth from Miles on lap two, before Mitchell slowed and exited with suspension issues. Bacon used the cushion to pass Grant for third on that restart. Adams bobbled on the high side of two on lap four, handing second to Bacon before Seavey slowed to bring caution. Bacon would pass Ballou on lap six. Leary took fourth on lap seven. Bacon hit lapped traffic on lap 12, and after a heated battle, Adams secured second from Ballou on lap 16. A caution on lap 19, saw a 3.1 second lead erased for Bacon ahead of Adams, Ballou, Leary, Grant and Swanson. Swanson shot to fourth, after getting by Grant and then having Leary attempt a slider on Ballou that saw him go backwards. Bacon was into lappers again with five to go, but the race was far from over. Swanson got into the turn four wall ending his night. On lap 27, Edwards came to stop. On that restart, Ballou and Grant both passed Adams when he got over the top of turn two. Grant would then pass Ballou on lap 29 for third. Roa was the next to bring caution, wetting upa green, white checker finish. Bacon was untouched up front, but plenty of seats for grabs behind him. Leary gained third on the last restart, and Thomas moved into the top five. Seavey was the hard-charger.

 

 

 

10/14/22

I-80 Speedway

Greenwood, NE

WoO

39 cars

A cool crisp night and a packed house greeted those in attendance for the last sprint car event ever at I-80 Speedway, which will close its doors for good after this weekend.

Cars were split into two flights of qualifying. Brian Brown (6th car out) set quick time in the first group on the 4/10-mile oval at 13.772 seconds. Jacob Allen (14th car out) was second quick, followed by James McFadden (13th), Brad Sweet (3rd) and Ayrton Gennetten (15th). David Gravel (7th car out) set quick time in the second group and overall at 13.674 seconds. It was just over a tenth slower than Mark Kinser’s record 13.570 time in 2000. Spencer Bayston (5th car out) was second quick, followed by Carson Macedo (10th), Ryan Timms (2nd) and Brock Zearfoss (11th).

Heat one (started): 1. McFadden 83 (2) 2. Brown 21 (1) 3. Sheldon Haudenschild 17 (4) 4. Gennetten 3 (3) 5. Kasey Kahne 9 (6) / 6. Jake Bubak 1x (7) 7. Zach Hampton 35 (5) 8. Riley Kreisel 91 (10) 9. Ryan Roberts 18R (9) 10. Jack Dover 81 (8)

8-lap heats took the top two to the Dash, and top five to the feature. The track was fast and narrow, lending little passing after the first lap.

Heat two (started): 1. Sweet 49 (2) 2. Ian Madsen 2KS (4) 3. Allen 1a (1) 4. Donny Schatz 15 (6) 5. Carson McCarl 27 (5) / 6. Matt Juhl 10 (3) 7. Aaron Reutzel 8 (7) 8. Kraig Kinser 11K (8) 9. Dustin Selvage 7w (9) 10. Kevin Ingle 2K (10)

Sweet led from the outset. Madsen shot around Allen on lap two to gain the second Dash spot. Schatz and C. McCarl got around Juhl on the first lap to lock themselves in.

Heat three (started): 1. Gravel 2 (1) 2. Macedo 41 (2) 3. Zearfoss 3z (3) 4. Garet Williamson 24 (4) 5. Riley Goodno 22 (5) / 6. Justin Henderson 1 (6) 7. Tyler Drueke 12 (7) 8. Terry McCarl 24x (10) 9. Tim Estenson 14T (8) 10. Bill Rose 6 (9)

A single file affair. Henderson fell just short of getting by Goodno, but things were still narrow.

Heat four (started): 1. Bayston 5 (1) 2. Gio Scelzi 18 (4) 3. Timms 5T (2) 4. Logan Schuchart 1s (3) 5. Noah Gass 20G (5) / 6. Robbie Price 7s (7) 7. Brendan Mullen 11m (6) 8. Christopher Thram 24T (8) 9. Alan Gilbertson 97 (9)

The biggest move came on lap two, when Scelzi slid under Timms to take the second Dash spot.

Dash (started): 1. Scelzi (1) 2. Gravel (2) 3. Macedo (4) 4. Bayston (3) 5. Brown (6) 6. Sweet (5) 7. McFadden (8) 8. Madsen (7)

6 laps determined feature starting positions one through eight.

B main (started): 1. Bubak (2) 2. Reutzel (5) 3. Henderson (1) 4. Price (3) / 5. Drueke (4) 6. Mullen (6) 7. Roberts (11) 8. Kinser (9) 9. Thram (10) 10. Dover (15) 11. Ingle (17) 12. Kreisel (7) 13. Rose (16) 14. Gilbertson (14) 15. Estenson (12) 16. T. McCarl (8) 17. Selvage (13) DNS – Juhl, Hampton

An incident involving Estenson, Hampton and Juhl in staging for the B stopped things. Hampton ended upside down, after making contact with Juhl, who broke his front end. Both were done. The 12-lap B took the top four to the back of the A. Bubak wrestled the lead from Henderson early, followed by Reutzel and Drueke. Price slid by Drueke in turn two on lap two to take the fourth and final transfer. Estenson slowed at the halfway point.

A main (started): 1. Gravel (2) 2. Haudenschild (9) 3. Macedo (3) 4. McFadden (7) 5. Sweet (6) 6. Zearfoss (10) 7. Schuchart (16) 8. Brown (5) 9. Schatz (15) 10. Scelzi (1) 11. Timms (12) 12. Allen (11) 13. Kahne (17) 14. Reutzel (22) 15. Madsen (8) 16. Williamson (14) 17. Gass (20) 18. Gennetten (13) 19. Bubak (21) 20. Price (24) 21. Goodno (18) 22. Henderson (23) 23. C. McCarl (19) 24. Bayston (4)

Williamson had a wing support issue in staging and had to restart at the tail. Gravel shot out to the lead, while Macedo banged into Scelzi in turn two, flattening his left front tire. Scelzi made repairs to the tire and nose wing and restarted at the tail. Once green, Gravel set the pace ahead of Macedo, Sweet and McFadden. Haudenschild came from row five to pass McFadden for fourth on lap two. C. McCarl stopped four laps in, bringing another caution. Scelzi was already from the tail to 16th. Three laps later, Bayston jumped the turn three cushion and flipped. That brought on an open red period. Gravel led Macedo, Sweet, Haudenschild, McFadden and Brown on the double-file restart. Scelzi had climbed to 13th. Things went clean from there. Gravel was in lapped traffic on lap fifteen. Haudenschild found steam, passing Sweet low in turn four for third on lap 17. Three laps later, McFadden performed the same move on Sweet to take fourth. Haudenschild also reeled in Macedo, taking second low in turn two on lap 23. Gravel cruised from there to win going away. Not counting Scelzi’s charge from the back to tenth, Schuchart was the official hard-charger.

 

 

 

 

10/1/22 

 

I-30 Speedway 

Little Rock, AR 

 

Final Night 

 

Short Track Nationals Finale 

 

ASCS 

 

87 cars 

 

After hot laps, a celebration honoring the Clay Family on the frontstretch was an emotional one for all.  Former and current drivers gathered to pay their respects to the Clay’s.  The crowd was standing room only and a testament to their appreciation of the track. 

 

The top two finishers in each Friday feature were locked into Saturday’s Dash and championship, Aaron Reutzel, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Jason Martin and Seth Bergman.  The top two drivers in combined Friday and Saturday points joined them in the Dash.  The next eight in points also locked into the feature. 

 

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Jeff West Jr. 24 (1) 2. Dylan Westbrook 47x (6*) 3. Bradyn Baker 71 (9) 4. Chance McCrary 13M (2) 5. Zach Pringle 91z (5) 6. Ernie Ainsworth 91A (4) 7. Gary Floyd 72P (8) 8. Ryan Bickett 17B (10) 9. Ted Kirkpatrick 63LK (3) 10. Pete Butler 29H (7) 

 

8-lap heats used the passing point system to add to Friday driver totals.  Veteran STN combatant Ainsworth did a 360 on the initial start and collected former champion, Pete Butler, who was wanting to partake for one last time.  Ainsworth restarted at the tail.  West led the distance.  Westbrook was the prime mover, taking third from Pringle on lap two and second from McCrary on lap five.  Baker also was a charger, gaining third, coming for the white flag. 

 

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Howard Moore 3 (1*) 2. Steve Russell JR1 (2) 3. Chad Jones 29 (3) 4. Tim Crawley 87 (5*) 5. Joey Schmidt 1s (6) 6. Eric Baldaccini 0 (8) 7. Wade Buttrey 48 (4) 8. Alex Lyles 17A (7) 9. Jamie Manley 132 (9) DNS – Bubba Jones 22J 

 

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Dale Howard 47 (2) 2. Kyler Johnson 45x (4) 3. Gunner Ramey 21R (5) 4. Joseph Miller 30 (3) 5. Brandon Hanks 84 (7) 6. Joseph Poe Jr. 27J (8) 7. Chris Sweeney 93 (9) 8. Sam Wagner 73 (6) 9. Landon Crawley 187 (1) 

 

Howard led wire to wire, winning by a quite a margin over K. Johnson.  L. Crawley had some issues and then S. Wagner and he contacted in a battle for third, resulting in Wagner getting upside down.  Both were done for the heat.   

 

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Wayne Johnson 2c (3*) 2. Kobe Simpson 21s (1) 3. Jordon Mallett 14 (7) 4. Christopher Townsend 6 (4) 5. Steven Howell 16 (2) 6. Scotty Milan 97 (9) 7. Ayden Gatewood 37 (6) 8. Carson Short 21x (8) 9. Tucker Boulton 74 (5) 

 

Simpson led early over Powell and Townsend.  On lap five, W. Johnson surged from fourth to second.  Two laps later, Mallett shot from fifth to third.  W. Johnson hit the high side of two and carried his momentum past Simpson for the win on the last lap. 

 

Heat five (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Jeremy Middleton 15J (2*) 2. Chase Howard 13 (1) 3. Derek Hagar 9JR (6) 4. Brad Bowden 4x (3) 5. Cody Gardner G6 (7) 6. Mark Smith 43M (9) 7. Chase Porter 2 (5) 8. Jason Long 19 (8) 9. Greg Merritt 12M (4) 

 

Middleton led throughout over C. Howard.  Hagar moved up to fourth right away.  Merritt exited after smacking his right rear a lap in.  On lap five, Hagar snagged third from Bowden. 

 

Heat six (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Jack Wagner 77 (2) 2. Blake Jenkins 99 (4) 3. Slater Helt 22s (3) 4. Landon Britt 10 (1) 5. Marshall Skinner 26 (7) 6. Chad Frewaldt 17F (9) 7. Jamey Mooney 69 (6) 8. Dewayne White 10K (5) 9. Spencer Meredith 21 (8) 

 

J. Wagner led flag to flag.  Britt had an extremely slow start, but regathered up to fourth by lap two. 

 

Heat seven (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Justin Sanders 39 (3*) 2. Alex Sewell 17 (1) 3. Riley Goodno 22 (2) 4. Lewis Jenkins Jr. 99L (4) 5. Josh McCord 85 (5) 6. Dylan Postier 10P (8) 7. Donny Howard 55 (6) 8. Kevin Hinkle 21K (9) 9. Chris Williams 63 (7) 

 

Sewell led Goodno and Sanders early.  Sanders passed Goodno for second on lap two and set his sights on the leader.  His slid by Sewell in turn four on lap five and took the win. 

 

Heat eight (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Garet Williamson 24w (8*) 2. Tony Bruce Jr. 12H (1) 3. Michael Day 91 (2) 4. Jerry Brey 17J (4) 5. Hayden Martin 67 (7) 6. Jace Park 87J (5) 7. Kade Morton 8M (6) 8. Todd Bradford 2T (3) 9. Rick Pringle 38 (9) 

 

Bruce led Day and Bradford early.  Williamson was fourth by lap two, took third from Bradford on lap three on the low side.  He slid by Day in turn two on lap seven to take second, just before Rick Pringle flipped in turn four.  He was o.k.  Williamson used the green, white, checker finish to get by Bruce and win from row four. 

 

Heat nine (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Matt Covington 95 (3) 2. Joe B. Miller 51B (4*) 3. Ryan Timms 5T (6*) 4. Blake Hahn 52 (9*) 5. Dusty Young 5L (2) 6. Colton Hardy 41 (7) 7. Ronny Howard 44 (5) 8. Bradley Fezard 938 (8) 9. Brandon Anderson 55B (1) 

 

A broken steering gear sent Anderson over the turn two berm and out for the night.  Covington would led it all the way, ahead of Joe B. Miller.  Timms gained third from young on lap three, surrendered it on lap four and came back on the high side of turn two on lap seven to reclaim it. 

 

D main one (started): 1. Park (4) 2. Poe (1) 3. Hinkle (5) / 4. R. Howard (3) 5. Meredith (7) 6. Buttrey (9) 7. Mooney (6) 8. Long (11) 9. Kirkpatrick (10) 10. Z. Pringle (2) DNS – Boulton, Anderson, B. Jones 

 

8-lap D’s sent the top three to the C.  Pringle grabbed the lead coming for the flagstand after lap one.  He tried to clear Poe, but clipped him heading into turn one.  That sent him into the wall and upside down. He was uninjured.  Hinkle claimed the last transfer from R. Howard on lap six.  Park made his winning pass on the last lap with a slider. 

 

D main two (started): 1. Gatewood (2) 2. Howell (4) 3. Bradford (1) / 4. Lyles (5) 5. Fezard (6) 6. White (7) 7. Williams (9) 8. Floyd (3) 9. Butler (10) 10. Manley (11) 11. R. Pringle (8) DNS – Merritt 

 

Gatewood led flag to flag.  Powell nabbed second from Bradford on the low side of four on lap three.  The only caution came for a spun Manley.   

 

C main one (started): 1. Brey (3) 2. Ainsworth (1) 3. Baldaccini (5) / 4. Porter (4) 5. Park (12) 6. Hinkle (13) 7. Simpson (2) 8. D. Howard (8) 9. Poe (10) 10. Young (9) 11. Milan (6) 12. McCrary (11) 13. Morton (7) DNS – Jones, S. Wagner 

 

10-lap C’s took the top three to the B’s.  Ainsworth led early, but Brey passed him low in turn four on lap three to take the lead.  Milan was able to pass Baldaccini for the third and final transfer, but that was negated when Young stopped on lap three.  Milan spun in turn one on the restart, while McCrary made heavy contact with another car and retired. 

 

C main two (started): 1. B. Jenkins (1) 2. Schmidt (7) 3. West (3) / 4. Townsend (6) 5. Frewaldt (5) 6. Gatewood (10) 7. Bickett (9) 8. Howell (11) 9. Bradford (12) 10. Sweeney (8) 11. Short (2) 12. Joseph Miller (4) DNS – Day, H. Martin, L. Crawley 

 

Short led it early and appeared to be heading toward the win.  Schmidt claimed fourth from Townsend on lap three.  With just two to go, Short went up in smoke and exited, handing the top three transfers to B. Jenkins, Schmidt, who snagged second in the last corner, and West. 

 

Dash (started): 1. Aaron Reutzel 8 (3) 2. Westbrook (2) 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (6) 4. Seth Bergman 23 (4) 5. Sanders (1) 6. Jason Martin 36 (5) 

 

Sanders seemingly had it in the bag.  Reutzel slid in front of Westbrook in turn four on lap two to take second.  Coming for the white flag, Sanders suffered and flat right front tire, limping to the finish.  Reutzel inherited the lead, the win and the $600 paycheck. 

 

B main one (started): 1. D. Howard (1) 2. Gardner (9) 3. Russell (4) / 4. Postier (6) 5. Bruce (3) 6. Baker (5) 7. L. Jenkins (10) 8. Helt (7) 9. Ainsworth (14) 10. Brey (13) 11. Baldaccini (15) 12. Hanks (12) 13. C. Howard (8) 14. Skinner (11) 15. K. Johnson (2) 

 

12-lap B’s took the top three to the main event.  K. Johnson led early and did a spin through the infield on lap two that was negated when Skinner spun.  K. Johnson would get upside down on that restart, however.  He was uninjured.  D. Howard assumed the lead ahead of Russell, Bruce and Postier.  Postier would race hard with Bruce and take the last transfer spot with four to go.  Gardner closed late, however, taking the final transfer from Postier on lap nine and then passed Russell in the final corner for second. 

 

B main two (started): 1. Hagar (1) 2. Mallett (6) 3. Covington (2) / 4. Hardy (5) 5. Sewell (4) 6. Smith (8) 7. Goodno (7) 8. Bowden (9) 9. West (14) 10. Ramey (10) 11. B. Jenkins (12) 12. J. Wagner (3) 13. McCord (11) 14. Schmidt (13) DNS – Britt 

 

A yard sale in turn one started things when J. Wagner spun, collecting McCord, Ramey and Schmidt, who launched down the banking and into the pit tires, sending him upside down.  He was unhurt.  Hagar led early over Covington, Sewell and Goodno.  Covington took the point from Hagar on lap three low in turn two.  McCord spun on lap four.  Covington led Hagar, Sewell and Hardy back to green.  Mallett claimed fourth on the restart.  Hagar reclaimed the lead for good at the halfway point, and Mallett moved into third.  Mallett then stormed by an ill-handling Covington on the last lap for second. 

 

A main (started): 1. Hafertepe (3) 2. Reutzel (1) 3. Sanderson (5) 4. Bergman (4) 5. Hahn (10) 6. Westbrook (2) 7. W. Johnson (8) 8. J. Martin (6) 9. Hagar (16) 10. Williamson (9) 11. T. Crawley (13) 12. Covington (20) 13. D. Howard (15) 14. Mallett (18) 15. Joe B. Miller (14) 16. Moore (12) 17. Russell (19) 18. Gardner (17) 19. Middleton (11) 20. Timms (7) 

 

The 41-lapper saw Reutzel take an early advantage on Hafertepe and Bergman.  Westbrook took third from Bergman early as those two would race hard several laps for the spot that Bergman reclaimed on a lap five restart for a flat left rear tire for Gardner.  Sanders worked his way by Westbrook for fourth on lap eight, shortly before Timms came to a stop with suspension issues after testing the turn three cushion.  Sanders roared by Bergman for third on that restart, while Westbrook and Hahn dueled with Bergman in the middle stages.  Reutzel was into lapped traffic on lap 17, and Hafertepe reeled him in and pounced for the lead a circuit later in traffic.  The two were in a league of their own from that point.  Reutzel reeled in the leader, and made some contact with Hafertepe’s rear end with about seven to go.  That damaged his nose wing and he never seriously contested from there.  The win was worth $15,041 for Hafertepe and it was his second at the STN (2020).  Covington was the hard-charger. 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

9/30/22 

 

I-30 Speedway 

Benton, AR 

 

Short Track Nationals Night #1 

 

ASCS 

 

84 cars 

 

Group A 

 

The field was split into two groups, with two separate programs run.  Each group had four heats, two B’s and a feature.  Drivers qualified in their heat groups.  Aaron Reutzel set a new track record (11.812) on the quarter-mile, besting Sammy Swindell’s mark with the WoO there in 2016 (11.835).  Garet Williamson was best in the second heat group (11.949), Colton Heath in the third group (11.986) and Dylan Westbrook in the fourth (12.073). 

 

Heat one (started): 1. Mark Smith 43M (1) 2. Aaron Reutzel 8 (4) 3. Justin Sanders 39 (3) 4. Tony Bruce Jr. 12H (2) / 5. Matt Covington 95 (5) 6. Eric Baldaccini 0 (6) 7. Tucker Boulton 74 (7) 8. Dusty Young 5L (8) 9. Joseph Poe Jr. 27J (10) 10. Wade Buttrey 48 (9) 11. Jamie Manley 132 (11) 

 

8-lap heats had an invert of four, and took the top four to the feature.  Heat winners and the fastest qualifier in the top four redrew for their feature starting spot.  Smith led the distance, holding off Reutzel.  Bruce was third, until overtaken by Sanderson on lap three. 

 

Heat two (started): 1. Jeremy Middleton 15J (1) 2. Jason Martin 36 (3) 3. Josh McCord 85 (7) 4. Carson Short 21x (5) / 5. Joseph Miller 30 (8) 6. Michael Day 91 (6) 7. Ayden Gatewood 37 (11) 8. Ryan Bickett 17B (9) 9. Alex Lyles 17A (10) 10. Garet Williamson 24w (4) 11. Hayden Martin 67 (2) 

 

Middleton led early over H. Martin, J. Martin and McCord.  Williamson came to a stop a lap in, bringing caution.  H. Martin flipped out of second on the restart.  He was uninjured.  Williamson exited.  Short nabbed third on that restart, and then went over the top of the cushion on lap four.  He rebounded to hold the final transfer. 

 

Heat three (started): 1. Alex Sewell 17 (1) 2. Dylan Postier 10P (6) 3. Lewis Jenkins Jr. 99L (7) 4. Colton Hardy 41 (4) / 5. Sam Wagner 73 (8) 6. Marshall Skinner 26 (2) 7. Chance McCrary 13M (9) 8. Rick Pringle 38 (10) 9. Chase Porter 2 (3) 10. Blake Jenkins 99 (5) 

 

Contact from another car saw Skinner tip over at the outset.  That collected B. Jenkins who got upside down, Porter and Hardy.  Only Hardy would return.  Sewell led early over Postier, L. Jenkins and S. Wagner.  Skinner spun a lap in and went back to the tail.  Sewell led Postier, L. Jenkins, S. Wagner and McCrary.  Hardy claimed fifth on the restart, and took the fourth and final transfer from S. Wagner coming to the white flag. 

 

Heat four (started): 1. Dylan Westbrook 47x (4) 2. Ernie Ainsworth 91A (2) 3. Brad Bowden 4x (1) 4. Chase Howard 13 (7) / 5. Slater Helt 22s (3) 6. Jerry Brey 17J (6) 7. Ronny Howard 44 (9) 8. Spencer Meredith 21 (8) 9. Jamey Mooney 69 (10) 10. Kevin Hinkle 21K (5) 

 

Brey and Helt came together on the first lap, with Helt tipping over.  He was ok and continued.  It collected Hinkle and Mooney.  Ainsworth led Westbrook, Bowden and C. Howard early.  Westbrook closed on Ainsworth, and passed him for the lead with three to go. 

 

B main one (started): 1. Covington (2) 2. Williamson (1) / 3. Skinner (4) 4. Bickett (8) 5. Miller (3) 6. Day (5) 7. Lyles (10) 8. H. Martin (13) 9. Meredith (9) 10. Boulton (6) 11. Mooney (11) 12. McCrary (7) 13. Hinkle (12) 

 

The 12-lap B took the top two to the feature.  Covington led Williamson the entire distance.  Skinner and Miller had a spirited duel for third, with Skinner grabbing it for the last time with four to go.  Bickett took fourth on the white flag lap. 

 

B main two (started): 1. Porter (1) 2. Helt (2) / 3. Brey (5) 4. Baldaccini (4) 5. S. Wagner (3) 6. Young (8) 7. Gatewood (7) 8. R. Howard (6) 9. B. Jenkins (11) 10. R. Pringle (9) 11. Manley (13) 12. Poe (10) 13. Buttrey (12) 

 

Porter and Helt were the class of this one.  Brey steadily moved forward, grabbing fourth on lap three, and third on lap five, but it was one spot short. 

 

A main (started): 1. Reutzel (4) 2. J. Martin (1) / 3. Sanders (8) 4. Heath (5) 5. Westbrook (7) 6. Postier (10) 7. Bruce (9) 8. Middleton (6) 9. Williamson (19) 10. Covington (17) 11. Short (15) 12. Sewell (3) 13. Helt (20) 14. Porter (18) 15. Bowden (13) 16. C. Howard (16) 17. L. Jenkins (14) 18. McCord (12) 19. Smith (2) 20. Ainsworth (11) 

 

20-lap features locked the top two into Saturday’s Dash and championship feature.  Reutzel was the class of the field.  J. Martin trailed him the distance, though he was pressured by Smith early.  Bowden would stop five laps in.  Three laps after the restart, Smith slowed and exited while running third.  The restart saw Reutzel leading J. Martin, Hardy, Sanders and Westbrook.  Sanders snagged third when the green flew.  Reutzel shot away again, hitting lapped traffic by lap 16.  His win came 3.2 seconds over J. Martin, who also locked himself into Saturday’s main event.  Williamson was a hard-charger for the second night in a row.  Everyone outside the top two earned points, that they will add to their Saturday total. 

 

Group B 

 

Seth Bergman (12.214), Ryan Timms (11.971), Sam Hafertepe Jr. (11.932) and Steven Russell (12.268) set quick time in their respective heat groups. 

 

Heat one (started): 1. Bergman 23 (4) 2. Kyler Johnson 45x (2) 3. Jack Wagner 77 (3) 4. Bradyn Baker 71 (6) / 5. Kobe Simpson 21s (9) 6. Chad Frewaldt 17F (8) 7. Bradley Fezard 938 (10) 8. Kade Morton 8M (1) 9. Gary Floyd 72P (7) 10. Brandon Anderson 55B (5) DNS – Zach Pringle 91z 

 

K. Johnson led Bergman, Morton and J. Wagner early.  Frewaldt spun two laps in, slowing things.  J. Wagner moved into third, and Baker into fourth on the restart.  Bergman slammed the cushion and went around K. Johnson on lap four.  Contact soon after saw Morton collide with Anderson, who folded his front end.  Morton was challenging for the final transfer when he spun with two to go.  J. Wagner stole third from Baker in the last corner. 

 

Heat two (started): 1. Howard Moore 3 (2) 2. Ryan Timms 5T (4) 3. Riley Goodno 22 (1) 4. Blake Hahn 52 (3) / 5. Landon Britt 10 (6) 6. Landon Crawley 187 (5) 7. Jordon Mallett 14 (7) 8. Christopher Townsend 6 (10) 9. Joey Schmidt 1s (9) 10. Scotty Milan 97 (8) 11. Jason Long 19 (11) 

 

Moore led Goodno, Timms and Hahn early.  Timms was exciting on the top side, but Goodno had it running well low to middle.  Timms persistence paid off with a high side pass coming for the white flag. 

 

Heat three (started): 1. Tim Crawley 87 (1) 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (3) 3. Wayne Johnson 2c (2) 4. Derek Hagar 9JR (4) / 5. Donny Howard 55 (5) 6. Todd Bradford 2T (7) 7. Chris Sweeney 93 (9) 8. Chris Williams 63 (8) 9. Dewayne White 10K (6) DNS – Jace Park 87J 

 

Park had issues in hot laps.  He was slated for the pole, which helped Hagar, who was outside the first two rows initially.  This was by far the stoutest heat of the night.  Crawley led Hafertepe, W. Johnson and Hagar the entire way.  Sweeney spun one lap in, and White came to a stop with thee to go.  Hafertepe did apply plenty of pressure in the middle stages, but he was destined for the redraw either way. 

 

Heat four (started): 1. Cody Gardner G6 (1) 2. Dale Howard 47 (2) 3. Joe B. Miller 51B (3) 4. Steven Russell JR1 (4) / 5. Brandon Hanks 84 (5) 6. Chad Jones 29 (8) 7. Gunner Ramey 21R (6) 8. Jeffrey West Jr. 24 (7) 9. Greg Merritt 12m (9) 10. Steven Howell 16 (10) 

 

Gardner dominated a mostly single-file affair. 

 

B main one (started): 1. L. Crawley (1) 2. Mallett (5) / 3. Hanks (2) 4. Ramey (6) 5. Jones (4) 6. Simpson (3) 7. Anderson (9) 8. Merritt (10) 9. Schmidt (7) 10. Fezard (8) DNS – West, Howell, Long 

 

L. Crawley led Hans, Jones and Mallett early.  Fezard spun a lap in, bringing the only caution.  Jones grabbed second from Hanks on lap two, but it was short-lived, as Mallett used the low side on lap three to shoot from fourth to second in impressive fashion. 

 

B main two (started): 1. Britt (1) 2. Morton (3) / 3. Bradford (4) 4. Milan (11) 5. Townsend (7) 6. Frewaldt (5) 7. Sweeney (6) 8. D. Howard (2) 9. Floyd (9) 10. Williams (8) 11. White (10) 12. Z. Pringle (12) DNS – Park 

 

Contact with something sent Frewaldt sideways on the backstretch, contacting Z. Pringle, who tipped over.  He was ok, and returned to the back of the pack.  Britt led Morton the entire way.  Floyd spun at the halfway point, when Z. Pringle exited.   

 

A main (started): 1. Hafertepe (2) 2. Bergman (4) / 3. Timms (1) 4. T. Crawley (6) 5. Hahn (8) 6. W. Johnson (7) 7. Hagar (13) 8. Moore (3) 9. Joe B. Miller (11) 10. Russell (5) 11. D. Howard (9) 12. Mallett (17) 13. K. Johnson (10) 14. Goodno (12) 15. J. Wagner (14) 16. Britt (18) 17. L. Crawley (15) 18. Baker (16) 19. Morton (19) DNS – Gardner 

 

Gardner pulled off just before the parade lap.  Hafertepe Led Bergman, Timms and Moore early.  Moore passed Timms on the low side on lap two for third, but Timms zoomed back by a lap later to reclaim the spot.  T. Crawley threw a slider on Moore in turn four to take fourth on lap five.  Hafertepe was into lapped traffic on lap nine, with Bergman on his tail.  Timms performed a 360 spin with five to go, but retained third.  That followed a bid by Bergman to pressure Hafertepe.  In the end, Sam had them covered, and he and Bergman move onto the Dash Saturday.   

 
 

 

 

 

9/29/22 

 

I-30 Speedway 

Benton, AR 

 

Ralph Henson Memorial 

 

ASCS-Mid South 

 

74 cars 

 

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Chad Jones 29 (1*) 2. Landon Britt 10 (2) 3. Seth Bergman 23 (3) 4. Cody Gardner G6 (6) 5. Chase Porter 2 (5) 6. Justin Sanderson 39 (8) 7. Todd Bradford 2T (7) 8. Dusty Young 5L (9) 9. Chad Frewaldt 17F (10) 10. Gary Floyd 72P (4) 

 

8-lap heats took the winner and the top four in passing points over the eight heats, locking 12 cars into the feature.  Jones led the distance in a mostly single-file affair.  The track was juiced early. 

 

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Michael Day 91 (2*) 2. Riley Goodno 22 (4*) 3. Aaron Reutzel 8 (7*) 4. Brandon Anderson 55B (5) 5. Ryan Timms 5T (8) 6. Steven Howell 16 (3) 7. Preston Perlmutter 42P (9) 8. Rick Pringle 38 (5) 9. Josh McCord 85 (10) 10. Jamie Manley 132 (1) 

 

Day led throughout.  Goodno took second early.  Anderson claimed third from Howell on lap three, while Reutzel moved up to fourth from the fourth row.  Timms was fifth by lap four.  Reutzel passed Anderson for third low in turn two on lap six.  That would be enough to lock him in the feature. 

 

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Jordon Mallett 14 (2*) 2. Blake Hahn 52 (4) 3. Tucker Boulton 74 (1) 4. Matt Covington 95 (8) 5. Lewis Jenkins Jr. 99L (3) 6. Mark Smith 43M (9) 7. Ronny Howard 44 (6) 8. Kade Morton 8M (7) 9. Bradley Fezard 938 (5) 

 

Mallett led flag to flag. 

 

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Ryan Bickett 17B (1*) 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (6*) 3. Dylan Postier 10P (1) 4. Tylar Rankin 16c (5) 5. Jack Wagner 77 (4) 6. Slater Helt 22s (7) 7. Zach Pringle 91z (9) 8. Dewayne White 10K (3) 9. Chase Howard 13 (8) 

 

Bickett led Postier and J. Wagner early.  Hafertepe was on the move, taking third from Wagner with a move on the low side of two on lap two.  On lap three, he slid in front of Postier in turn four to take second.  He ran down Bickett, but fell just short of getting by for the win.  Still, it was enough to start up front in the feature. 

 

Heat five (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Jace Park 87J (2*) 2. Colton Hardy 41 (3) 3. Jeffrey West Jr. 24 (1) 4. Greg Merritt 12M (4) 5. Joey Schmidt 1s (6) 6. Jason Long 19 (5) 7. Scotty Milan 97 (7) 8. Kevin Hinkle 21K (8) DNS – Gunner Ramey 21R 

 

Milan spun before a lap was completed.  Park led the distance after beating West to the punch.  Hardy quickly moved into second.   

 

Heat six (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Kyler Johnson 45x (2*) 2. Garet Williamson 24w (3) 3. Dylan Westbrook 47x (6) 4. Tony Bruce Jr. 12H (4) 5. Marshall Skinner 26 (1) 6. Joseph Miller 30 (5) 7. Blake Jenkins 99 (8) 8. Sam Wagner 73 (9) 9. Bradyn Baker 71 (7) 

 

K. Johnson led the distance.  Williamson nabbed third early ahead of Skinner.  Westbrook used the low side of turn four to move past Skinner for third on lap two.  Baker exited after damage from contact with what looked like Skinner. 

 

Heat seven (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Wayne Johnson 2c (3*) 2. Derek Hagar 9JR (5*) 3. Steven Russell JR1 (1) 4. Tim Crawley 87 (7) 5. Jason Martin 36 (4) 6. Ernie Ainsworth 91A (9) 7. Alex Lyles 17A (2) 8. Chance McCrary 13M (8) 9. Wade Buttrey 48 (6) 

 

This was undoubtedly the stoutest heat of the night.  Russell led early over W. Johnson, Hagar and Lyles.  Martin claimed fourth on lap two and Crawley worked up to fifth.  W. Johnson passed Russell for the lead on lap three.  Crawley shot low in turn two to passe Martin for fourth on lap four.  Buttrey broke his front end with three to go, bringing a caution.  Hagar was able to get by Russell on the restart for second, while Crawley was held off by Russell for third. 

 

Heat eight (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Brad Bowden 4x (2*) 2. Dale Howard 47 (3) 3. Howard Moore 3 (6) 4. Hayden Martin 67 (1) 5. Joe B. Miller 51B (9) 6. Landon Crawley 187 (8) 7. Brandon Hanks 84 (5) 8. Jeremy Middleton 15J (7) 9. Joseph Poe Jr. 27J (4) 

 

Bowden led throughout.  Moore was fourth by lap two, and passed H. Martin for third on lap five.  D. Howard was all over Bowden, but couldn’t make a winning pass. 

 

B main #1 (started): 1. Timms (4) 2. Sanders (7) / 3. J. Wagner (8) 4. Hahn (1) 5. Hardy (2) 6. Britt (3) 7. Morton (13) 8. Milan (11) 9. Buttrey (15) 10. Manley (16) 11. Hanks (12) 12. Miller (10) 13. Ainsworth (6) 14. R. Pringle (14) 15. Boulton (5) 16. Perlmutter (9) 

 

12-lap heats took the top two to the feature.  A four-car incident at the start eliminated Boulton and Perlmutter, with Milan and Morton restarting at the tail.  On the restart, Hahn and Hardy got together, flattening Hahn’s left rear, and ripping off Hardy’s nose wing.  Hahn would restart at the tail, while Hardy kept his spot.  Once green, Timms led Sanders and Hardy.  R. Pringle would slow and exit with a flat of his own.  Ainsworth snatched third on the restart, but would retire after stopping himself at the halfway point. 

 

B main #2 (started): 1. Westbrook (1) 2. Williamson (2) / 3. Joe B. Miller (3) 4. West (5) 5. J. Martin (6) 6. L. Crawley (7) 7. Z. Pringle (9) 8. B. Jenkins (8) 9. Middleton (13) 10. Merritt (4) 11. Fezard (15) 12. Hinkle (10) 13. R. Howard (11) 14. White (12) 15. Ramey (14) DNS – Bergman 

 

R. Howard tangled with another car and flipped at the outset.  It collected Fezard and Ramey, who was done.  Westbrook and Williamson ran one, two, but Joe B. was right there the whole way. 

 

B main #3 (started): 1. Moore (1) 2. D. Howard (2) / 3. Russell (5) 4. Postier (4) 5. Skinner (7) 6. Frewaldt (11) 7. McCrary (12) 8. Bruce (6) 9. Young (9) 10. C. Howard (14) 11. Howell (10) 12. Poe (13) 13. Gardner (3) 14. Helt (8) DNS – H. Martin 

 

Moore led early over D. Howard and Gardner.  On lap three, Gardner, who was fighting for another I-30 track title, flipped hard on the cushion in turn two.  He was ok.  A fifth running Bruce spun after tangling with another car four laps in. 

 

B main #4 (started): 1. T. Crawley (2) 2. Smith (5) / 3. Porter (7) 4. Baker (14) 5. Bradford (10) 6. S. Wagner (11) 7. Lyles (12) 8. Long (9) 9. L. Jenkins (8) 10. Covington (1) 11. Anderson (3) 12. McCord (13) 13. Rankin (4) 14. Schmidt (6) DNS – Floyd 

 

Covington led T. Crawley and Anderson early.  A lap in, Rankin flipped hard down the banking over the top of turn two.  He was ok.  Long got over the top of turn three on lap three to bring another caution.  At the halfway point, Covington spun while leading and collected the third running Anderson.  T. Crawley assumed the lead, and Smith chased him home for the second transfer. 

 

A main (started): 1. Reutzel (2) 2. Hafertepe (3) 3. Mallett (6) 4. W. Johnson (1) 5. Timms (13) 6. Hagar (4) 7. Bowden (9) 8. Williamson (18) 9. K. Johnson (7) 10. Westbrook (14) 11. Goodno (10) 12. Jones (11) 13. Park (8) 14. Bickett (12) 15. Day (5) 16. D. Howard (19) 17. T. Crawley (16) 18. Moore (15) 19. Sanders (17) 20. Smith (20) 

 

Sanders and Smith tipped over and were done before a lap could be completed.  They were both uninjured.  Moore retired as well.  Reutzel led from the outset of the 25-lapper, ahead of W. Johnson and Hafertepe.  Reutzel was in traffic by lap eight.  Timms was up to fifth by lap 10.  Hafertepe slid by W. Johnson for second on lap 14, before Day came to a stop a lap later.  Reutzel restarted with three lapped cars between himself and Hafertepe and W. Johnson.  Mallett restarted sixth, but entered the top five on the restart, getting by Timms.  He would grab fourth from Hagar on lap 18.  While Reutzel cruised up front, ahead of Hafertepe, Timms grabbed fifth from Hagar late.  Mallet dropped to fifth at the white flag, but rallied back past Timms and W. Johnson to land on the podium.  Williamson was the hard-charger.  Reutzel earned $5,646 for his win. 

 

 

 

9/9/22

Port Royal Speedway

Port Royal, PA

Night Before the 50

All Stars

52 cars

Tyler Courtney set quick time overall for the second night in a row on the half-mile at 16.225 seconds. He was in the first heat group. Justin Peck set quick time in the second group, Brent Marks in the third, Brian Brown in the fourth and Gio Scelzi in the fifth. Problems emerged with the turn one and two wall. Steve Buckwalter clipped it on his second lap, flattening his right rear tire, as did Mike Walter. Gerard McIntyre hammered it was well, and then Ayrton Gennetten followed him and caught it as well. A lengthy delay for fence repair occurred with the latter two drivers getting another crack at qualifying.

Heat one (started): 1. Cory Eliason 11 (1) 2. Courtney 7BC (4) 3. Mike Wagner 55w (3) 4. Cap Henry 4 (8) / 5. Tyler Reeser 17 (6) 6. Justin Whittall 67 (7) 7. Logan Wagner 1 (5) 8. Zach Hampton 35 (10) 9. Chase Dietz 39 (9) 10. Troy Fraker 12w (11) 11. Jeff Halligan 45 (2)

8-lap heats took the top four to the feature, and the winner and fastest qualifier who finished in the top four to the Dash. Eliason led Courtney, M. Wagner and Halligan early. That was the status quo until Halligan tagged the turn two wall on lap six and was done for the night. Henry snatched the final transfer from Reeser on the restart.

Heat two (started): 1. Kasey Kahne 9 (3) 2. Austin Bishop 11A (1) 3. Peck 13 (4) 4. TJ Stutts 11T (2) / 5. Steve Buckwalter 17x (7) 6. Tyler Bear 98 (6) 7. Brent Shearer 12s (9) 8. Devin Brenneman 36D (10) 9. Brie Hershey 97 (8) 10. Devon Borden 23 (5) DNS – Derek Hauck 33

Bishop led Kahne, Stutts and Peck early. On lap four, Borden became the latest to catch the wall in turn two. He was also done for the night. Brenneman came to a stop on the restart, and Hershey also exited with a flat right front. When Brenneman stopped again (after running out of fuel), he was done. Kahne surged into the lead past bishop, while Peck captured third. Stutts held off Buckwalter for the final transfer.

Heat three (started): 1. Lance Dewease 69K (1) 2. Sye Lynch 42 (2) 3. Marks 19M (4) 4. Dylan Cisney 5 (3) / 5. Cale Thomas 49x (6) 6. Scotty Thiel 73 (9) 7. Chris Windom 19 (8) 8. Mike Walter 33w (7) 9. Ryan Smith 6 (5) 10. McKenna Haase 55T (10)

Dewease led the distance and left the rest in the dusty. Lynch and Marks had a good duel for second. Thomas never left the rear bumper of Cisney, but fell short at the checkers.

Heat four (started): 1. Danny Dietrich 48 (1) 2. Brown 21 (4) 3. Ayrton Gennetten 3 (2) 4. Freddie Rahmer 8 (6) / 5. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 33M (7) 6. Bill Balog 17B (5) 7. AJ Flick 2 (9) 8. Kyle Reinhardt 91 (8) 9. Landon Myers 1m (10) 10. Lucas Wolfe 5w (3)

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

Heat five (started): 1. Rico Abreu 24 (2) 2. Scelzi 18 (4) 3. Zeb Wise 26 (3) 4. Blane Heimbach 12 (6) / 5. Hunter Schuerenberg 55 (5) 6. Tyler Walton 14T (7) 7. Ryan Taylor 77 (9) 8. Kyle Moody 99 (8) 9. Cory Thornton 2c (10) 10. Anthony Macri 39M (1)

Abreu slid Macri to lead early with Scelzi and Wise in tow. On lap two, Macri helicoptered and slammed into the turn two wall. He kept driving, but the car sustained enough damage to be done. Abreu sailed the rest of the way, while Heimbach held off Schuerenberg for the final transfer.

C main (started): 1. Hampton (1) 2. Moody (3) / 3. Reinhardt (2) 4. Dietz (5) 5. Wolfe (8) 6. Brenneman (4) 7. Haase (9) 8. Thornton (7) 9. Fraker (11) 10. Myers (6) 11. Hershey (10) DNS – Walter, Borden, Smith, Hauck

The 10-lapper saw the top two transfer to the B. Hampston led throughout, but a good battle developed early for second between Reinhardt and Moody. Moody slid by for the spot on lap three.

Dash (started): 1. Brown (2) 2. Scelzi (3) 3. Eliason (1) 4. Kahne (5) 5. Dietrich (8) 6. Courtney (5) 7. Marks (9) 8. Dewease (10) 9. Peck (4) 10. Abreu (7)

The 6-lapper set up the first five rows of the feature. Eliason led early but got into a good battle with Brown, who passed him with a slider on lap two. Scelzi followed suit to finish second.

B main (started): 1. Macri (1) 2. McIntyre (4) 3. Schuerenberg (3) 4. Whittall (7) / 5. Reeser (2) 6. Buckwalter (6) 7. Thomas (5) 8. Balog (8) 9. Windom (12) 10. Bear (9) 11. Thiel (10) 12. Flick (13) 13. Walton (11) 14. Hampton (16) 15. Moody (17) 16. Taylor (14) 17. Shearer (15) DNS – L. Wagner, Halligan

The 12-lapper took the top four to the feature. Macri led wire to wire, ahead of McIntyre and Schuerenberg. Hampton came to a stop on lap two to ring caution. Reeser was running fourth, and Thomas won a three-wide battle for fifth. Thomas used the same line to move into the final transfer spot on the restart. On lap six, Whittall put a dangerous slider on Thomas in turn two to gain the spot. If not for some masterful avoidance by Thomas, both would have been in serious trouble.

A main (started): 1. Dewease (8) 2. Brown (1) 3. Scelzi (2) 4. Peck (9) 5. Marks (7) 6. Courtney (6) 7. Cisney (18) 8. Whittall (24) 9. Macri (21) 10. Eliason (3) 11. Abreu (10) 12. Reeser (28, prov.) 13. Windom (27, prov.) 14. Rahmer (20) 15. McIntyre Jr. (22) 16. Henry (17) 17. Heimbach (19) 18. Balog (25, prov.) 19. Schuerenberg (23) 20. Wise (14) 21. Dietrich (5) 22. Kahne (4) 23. Stutts (16) 24. Lynch (12) 25. M. Wagner (13) 26. Bishop (11) 27. Gennetten (15) 28. L. Wagner (26, prov.)

The 30-lapper had Brown leading early over Scelzi and Courtney. Dietrich grabbed third on lap two, while Marks moved into fifth. Wise stopped with a flat right rear five laps in. On lap eight, Dewease started moving, going from sixth to fourth. On lap ten, he used the low side of turn four to pass Dietrich for third. Balog suffered yet another flat right rear 11 laps in. On that restart, disaster struck when Lynch lost a left front wheel, and M. Wagner launched on it, flipping into the turn two fence. Bishop and Gennetten were also caught in it, and Macri and Balog both visited the work area. Once back under green, Dewease went to work on Scelzi and passed him on the low side of four on lap 13 to take second. Dietrich performed the same move at the halfway point to move into third. On lap 16, Dewease kept it going, passing Brown for the lead low in turn three. Dietrich followed with the same move a lap later. On lap 22, Dietrich was gaining on Dewease when something broke on the car. Now Dewease led Brown, Scelzi, Marks and Peck back to green. Peck would get Marks for fourth with four to go, but Dewease just pulled away from the pack to win by a health margin. It was his 121st career win at Port. Whittall was the hard-charger.

 

 

9/8/22

Port Royal Speedway

Port Royal, PA

All Stars, PASS 305s

49 410’s

46 305’s

410’s

Tyler Courtney set quick time in the second heat group, and quick time overall on the half-mile at 16.371 seconds. Gio Scelzi was quickest in the first group, Logan Wagner in the third, Justin Peck in the fourth and Mike Wagner in the fifth. Tim Buckwalter struggled with engine issues and didn’t get a time in. Devin Brenneman made heavy contact with the wall on his second lap and was done for the night.

Heat one (started): 1. Bill Balog 17B (1) 2. Justin Whittal 67 (2) 3. Scelzi 18 (4) 4. Ayrton Gennetten 3 (3) / 5. AJ Flick 2 (5) 6. Chris Windom 19 (6) 7. Austin Bishop 11A (7) 8. Scotty Thiel 73 (8) 9. Troy Fraker 12w (9) DNS – Tim Buckwalter 7

8-lap heats took the top four to the feature. Heat winners and the fastest qualifier who finished in the top four qualified for the Dash. Balog led the distance and looked good. Things were pretty single-file up front. Flick and Windom had the best racing in the battle for fifth.

Heat two (started): 1. Cory Eliason 11 (1) 2. Anthony Macri 39M (2) 3. Brent Marks 19M (3) 4. Lance Dewease 69K (6) / 5. Courtney 7BC (4) 6. Dylan Cisney 5 (5) 7. Landon Myers 1m (9) 8. Derek Hauck 33 (7) 9. Kyle Moody 99 (8) DNS – Tyler Walton 14T

This was the stoutest group of the night by far, and the most entertaining heat. Eliason and Macri led the field the distance, but there was a lot of action behind them. Cisney was battling Marks for the final transfer on lap three when he got sideways into the frontstretch wall and spun. Amazingly, he restarted at the tail. Marks jumped up to third on the restart, but Dewease was right there in the mix for a transfer as well. Courtney was third at one point, with Marks getting passed by Dewease for the final transfer. Marks would rebound to third, while a green, white, checker finish for a caution brought out for Moody gave Dewease a shot. He just stole the final transfer from Courtney coming out on the low side of turn four.

Heat three (started): 1. Lucas Wolfe 5w (2) 2. Logan Wagner 1 (4) 3. Devon Borden 23 (1) 4. Rico Abreu 24 (3) / 5. Zeb Wise 26 (7) 6. Ryan Taylor 77 (6) 7. Hunter Schuerenberg 55 (5) 8. Tyler Reeser 17 (10) 9. Mark Smith M1 (8) 10. Kasey Kahne 9 (9)

Wolfe led wire to wire in a mostly single-file affair.

Heat four (started): 1. Danny Dietrich 48 (1) 2. Freddie Rahmer 8 (2) 3. Sye Lynch 42 (3) 4. Justin Peck 13 (4) / 5. Kyle Reinhardt 91 (6) 6. Chase Dietz 39 (9) 7. Cap Henry 4 (8) 8. Zach Hampton 35 (7) 9. Tyler Bear 98 (5) 10. Riley Emig 33R (10)

Dietrich led flag to flag.

Heat five (started): 1. Jeff Halligan 45 (1) 2. Brian Brown 21 (2) 3. Mike Wagner 55W (4) 4. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 33m (6) / 5. Mike Walter 33w (3) 6. TJ Stutts 11T (5) 7. Ryan Smith 6 (7) 8. Blane Heimbach 12 (8) DNS – Devin Brenneman 36D

Halligan led the distance. McIntyre snatched the last transfer from Walter with a move on the low side of turn four with two to go.

C main (started): 1. Hampton (2) 2. Reeser (4) / 3. Hauck (1) 4. Thiel (3) 5. Heimbach 12 (5) 6. Kahne (8) 7. Emig (9) 8. Bear (6) 9. Buckwalter (10) 10. Fraker (7) DNS – Smith, Moody, Brenneman, Walton

The 10-lapper took two to the B. Hampton led Hauck, Reeser and Thiel early. Reeser would take the final transfer from Hauck on lap three.

Dash (started): 1. Balog (1) 2. Macri (3) 3. Peck (4) 4. Dietrich (7) 5. Scelzi (2) 6. M. Wagner (9) 7. Halligan (6) 8. L. Wagner (5) 9. Wolfe (8) 10. Eliason (10)

The 6-lapper set the first five rows of the feature event. Balog led the distance, continuing his strong night. Dietrich cruised by Scelzi on the backstretch to gain fourth on lap two. Macri took second from Peck on lap four with slider in turn four.

B main (started): 1. Courtney (1) 2. Cisney (2) 3. Walter (3) 4. Reinhardt (6) / 5. Wise (5) 6. Windom (7) 7. Stutts (8) 8. Taylor (9) 9. Dietz (10) 10. Myers (15) 11. Bishop (12) 12. Smith (13) 13. Reeser (17) 14. Hampton (16) 15. Henry (14) 16. Flick (4) 17. Schuerenberg (11)

The 12-lapper took four to the feature. Cisney led Courtney, Walter and Flick early on. Schuerenberg spun a lap in setting up a restart that saw Flick capture third from Walter with a slider in one. Courtney slid Cisney for the lead with two to go before Flick made heavy contact with the wall causing suspension damage and surrendering his transfer spot to Reinhardt.

A main (started): 1. Macri (2) 2. Dietrich (4) 3. L. Wagner (7) 4. Peck (3) 5. M. Wagner (6) 6. Whittal (10) 7. Scelzi (5) 8. Abreu (18) 9. Dewease (17) 10. Marks (13) 11. Balog (1) 12. Cisney (19) 13. Courtney (18) 14. Brown (11) 15. Wolfe (8) 16. Rahmer (12) 17. Eliason (9) 18. Borden (14) 19. McIntyre Jr. (19) 20. Gennetten (16) 21. Heimbach (25, prov.) 22. Walter (22) 23. Lynch (15) 24. Reinhardt (23) 25. Henry (24, prov.) 26. Schuerenberg (26, prov.) 27. 77, Halligan (27)

The 30-lapper paid $8,000 to win. Halligan had issues in the Dash and went to the 77 car for the feature, started at the tail and pulled off. Balog led Macri, Dietrich and Peck early. Dietrich passed Macri for second on lap two, but the Concrete Kid came back with a slider in three on lap five and retook the spot. Macri reeled in Balog and got him for the lead on the low side of turn two on lap eight. Dietrich would follow him into second on lap ten. On lap eleven, Peck got by Balog for third, and on the next lap M. Wagner did the same to take over fourth. Macri was into lapped traffic by lap 14. L. Wagner was a late charger, taking fourth from his Dad on lap 19, and third from Peck with a move on the bottom of turn two on lap 22. Macri would never seriously be challenged in getting the win. Abreu was the hard-charger.

305’s

Heat one (started): 1. Garrett Bard 95 (1) 2. Mike Melair 54 (4) 3. Jeff Weaver 52 (2) 4. Tyler Snook 56 (3) 5. Nolan Groves 25G (10) / 6. Doug Dodson 20 (6) 7. Kenny Heffner 97 (5) 8. Owen Dimm 17 (11) 9. Austin Reed 34 (8) 10. Dylan Smith 11 (9) 11. Logan Spahr 5 (7) DNS – Jarett Cavalet 21c

8-lap heats took the top five to the feature, and the top three to the redraw. Bard led the distance and won going away. Snook took third from Melair on lap two in a good battle, but Melair fought back, not only gaining that spot, but second from Weaver with two to go. Groves came from row five to grabe the final transfer at the halfway point from Dodson with a diamond move coming off turn four.

Heat two (started): 1. Zach Rhodes 31 (1) 2. Dustin Young 25 (2) 3. Ken Duke 67 (3) 4. Reed Thompson 6R (4) 5. Josh Bricker X (9) / 6. Todd Lynn 54M (6) 7. Ian Detweiler 18 (11) 8. Erin Statler 2 (5) 9. Austin Greenland 32A (10) 10. Derrek Treece 15T (8) 11. Cassandra Minium 21M (7)

Rhodes led flag to flag. Bricker snared the final transfer from Lynn on lap three with a slider in turn three. Duke passed Thompson for third with two to go with a low move in turn four.

Heat three (started): 1. Justin Mills JM1 (2) 2. Dave Wickham 80 (1) 3. Drew Young 7 (5) 4. Josh Spicer 71 (8) 5. Ryan Lynn 26 (3) / 6. Chad Phillips 98x (6) 7. Mike Alleman 46 (9) 8. Nathan Emig 58 (7) 9. Matt Rader 15 (11) 10. Jason Roush 28R (10) 11. Paul Moyer 1M (4)

Moyer slowed a lap in to bring caution. He was done for the night. Mills led early over Wickham, R. Lynn, Young and Spicer. Spicer jumped to third on the restart, while Young took third from R. Lynn on lap three. Young would also get back by Spicer at the halfway point for third.

Heat four (started): 1. Scott Frack 39x (1) 2. Logan Jones 5J (2) 3. Jimmy White 53W (4) 4. Mikell McGee 11M (6) 5. Jake Waters 10 (8) / 6. Croix Beasom 98 (3) 7. Fred Arnold 88 (10) 8. Stevie Kenawell 17K (9) 9. Seth Schnoke 29R (5) 10. Jeff Paulson 16 (11) 11. Mariah Romig 9R (12) 12. Branston Shue 03 (7)

Shue brought out the caution when he stopped before a lap could be completed. Frack led a mostly single-file event from there. Waters did well to move up into the final transfer.

B main #1 (started): 1. Heffner (3) 2. Dodson (1) 3. T. Lynn (2) / 4. Detweiler (4) 5. Dimm (5) 6. Reed (7) 7. Statler (6) 8. Spahr (11) 9. Greenland (8) 10. Treece (10) 11. D. Smith (9) 12. Minium (12) DNS – Cavalet

8-lap B’s took the top three to the tail of the feature. Dodson led early over Heffner, Lynn and Detweiler. Heffner stayed on the leader’s tail in a good battle until he took the lead in turn two on lap five.

B main #2 (started): 1. Phillips (1) 2. Schnoke (8) 3. Beasom (2) / 4. Shue (12) 5. Paulson (10) 6. Enig (5) 7. Roush (9) 8. Rader (8) 9. Romig (12) 10. Alleman (3) 11. Arnold (4) 12. Kenawell (6) DNS – Moyer

On the start, things went haywire and cars flipped everywhere. Alleman and Kenawell got upside down hard, and Arnold was involved too. Once underway, Phillips led Beasom, Schnoke and Emig back to green. Schnoke moved into second place by passing Beasom with a low move in turn four on lap five.

A main (started): 1. Bard (8) 2. Rhodes (3) 3. Melair (4) 4. Duke (11) 5. Weaver (2) 6. Mills (5) 7. Frack (10) 8. White (7) 9. Snook (13) 10. Spicer (15) 11. Bricker (18) 12. Heffner (21) 13. Groves (17) 14. Dodson (23) 15. Young (6) 16. Thompson (14) 17. T. Lynn (25) 18. McGee (16) 19. Wickham (12) 20. Schnoke (24) 21. Jones (9) 22. R. Lynn (19) 23. Beasom (26) 24. Young (1) 25. Waters (20) 26. Phillips (22)

Young led Weaver, Rhodes and Melair early in the 20-lapper. Phillips hopped Jones’ right rear and flipped with two laps in. Jones replaced his right rear. No one was hurt. On lap nine, Rhodes used a low move to take second from Weaver. A lap later, Melair also passed Weaver. On lap 11, certain victory was snatched from Young when he pulled off the track. Rhodes assumed the lead , ahead of Bard, Melair, Weaver and Frack. The race continued with Rhodes in front. Bard moved up to second and was ready to pounce when Rhodes bobbled on lap 16. Bard cruised by and went on to victory.

 

 

 

 

Austin McCarl is 2022 Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by OpenWheel101.com Champion!  

 

(Bill W) September 7, 2022, Monroe, IA – Austin McCarl received $2,000 as the 2022 Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by OpenWheel101.com champion!  Austin joins Gio Scelzi (2021) and Kerry Madsen (four times) as a titlist with the series.  This year’s point fund included races at Knoxville, Huset’s, Jackson and Oskaloosa. 

 

Brian Brown finished second in points, followed by Aaron Reutzel, Gio Scelzi and Justin Henderson.  Matt Juhl, Brooke Tatnell, Ayrton Gennetten, Kerry Madsen and Ryan Timms rounded out the top ten. 

 

The 2022 season encompassed 42 features, that saw 20 different winners.  Reutzel and Timms led the series in feature wins with five apiece. 

 

We’d like to thank all the sponsors, but especially gold level sponsors Jim Harris of Omaha, and Quality Traffic Control.  The Podium Awards of Newport, Pennsylvania provides the trophy. 

 

$100 OpenWheel101.com Quick Time Winners

4/23 – Justin Henderson (Knoxville)
4/30 – AJ Moeller (Knoxville)
5/7 - Brian Brown (Knoxville)
5/14 - Brian Brown (Knoxville)
5/21 - Gio Scelzi (Knoxville)
5/28 - Justin Henderson (Knoxville)
6/4 - Aaron Reutzel (Knoxville)
7/2 - Ayrton Gennetten (Knoxville)
7/9 - Sawyer Phillips (Knoxville)
7/16 - AJ Moeller (Knoxville)
7/23 - Brian Brown (Knoxville)
8/27 - Ayrton Gennetten (Knoxville) 

 

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2022 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins)
 
1. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 830 (1)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 721 (4)
3. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 712 (5)
4. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 573 (2)
5. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 525
6. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 475
7. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (2)
8. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 397 (1)
9. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust., 383
10. Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK, 366 (5)
11. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 362 (2)
12. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 327 (2)
13. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 318
14. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 301
15. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 284 (2)
16. Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 264
17. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 260
18. Buddy Kofoid, Penngrove, CA, 259 (1)
19. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD, 250
20. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 246
21. JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA, 234
22. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 229
23. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 225
24. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 175
25. Corey Day, Clovis, CA, 167 (1)
26. Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 138
27. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 130 (1)
(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 130
29. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 128
30. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 127 (1)
(tie) Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 127
32. Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust., 110
33. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 98
34. Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 92
35. Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 82
36. Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 79
37. Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust., 76
(tie) Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 76
39. Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 72
40. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 58
41. Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 57
42. Josh Higday, Knoxville, IA 56
43. Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 52
(tie) Christopher Thram, Sanborn, MN, 52
45. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 47
46. Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 44
(tie) Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 44
48. Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK, 43
49. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 40
50. Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 35
51. Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 34
(tie) Cody Hansen, Nunda, SD, 34
(tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 34
54. Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO, 30
55. Dylan Cisney, Port Royal, PA, 28
56. Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 26
57. Rusty Hickman, Bendigo, VIC, Aust., 24
(tie) Brant O'Banion, Norfolk, NE, 24
(tie) Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 24
60. Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL, 22
61. Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 20
62. Brady Forbrook, Morgan, MN, 18
(tie) Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ, 18
(tie) Justin Sanders, Aromas, CA, 18
65. Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA, 14
(tie) Chuck McGillivray, Madison, SD, 14
(tie) Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, SD, 14
(tie) Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA, 14
(tie) Chris Windom, Canton, IL, 14
70. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 12
(tie) Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL, 12
72. Alex Schriever, Hartford, SD, 10
(tie) Mitchel Moles, Raisin City, CA, 10
(tie) Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN, 10
(tie) Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 10
(tie) Carson Short, Marion, IL, 10
(tie) Wade Nygaard, Fargo, ND, 10
78. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 8
(tie) Lee Goos Jr., Hartford, SD, 8
80. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6
(tie) Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 6
(tie) Cody Ihlen, Pipestone, MN, 6
(tie) Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE, 6
(tie) Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 6
(tie) McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA, 6
86. Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 4
(tie) Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 4
(tie) Ben Brown, Marshall, MO, 4
(tie) Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA, 4
(tie) Mike Wagner, Harrisonville, PA, 4
(tie) Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN, 4
92. Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 2
(tie) Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 2
(tie) Lachlan McHugh, Gold Coast, QLD, Aust., 2
(tie) Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 2
(tie) Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, PA, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Winners

3, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA
3, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA
1, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN
1, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH
1, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA
1, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND


2022 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com Schedule

Sat, April 16 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Mother Nature)
Sat, April 23 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Postponed to 6/4)
Sat, April 30 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 7 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA)
Sun, May 8 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Sat, May 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sun, May 15 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA)
Sat, May 21 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Sun, May 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA)
Sat, May 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sun, May 29 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK)
Sat, June 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA)
Sat, June 4 - Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Make-up) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Sun, June 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (Rain)
Fri, June 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA)
Sat, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sun, June 12 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, June 17 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK)
Sat, June 18 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK)
Sun, June 19 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK)
Wed, June 22 - Huset's Speedway (SD) WoO (Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN)
Thu, June 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (Buddy Kofoid, Penngrove, CA)
Fri, June 24 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA)
Sat, June 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sat, July 2 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Sat, July 9 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA)
Sat, July 16 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Sun, July 17 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND)
Sat, July 23 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rain)
Sun, July 24 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, July 30 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) All Stars (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sun, July 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK)
Sun, August 7 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Capitani Classic (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Mon, August 8 - Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Wed, August 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Thu, August 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals (Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA)
Fri, August 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, August 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, August 20 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sat, August 20 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA)
Sat, August 27 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO)
Sat, August 27 - Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sun, August 28 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Corey Day, Clovis, CA)
Sat, September 3 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Sun, September 4 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl (Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND)

2021 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)
 
1. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 1279 (2)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 1061 (7)
3. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 1036 (7)
4. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 829 (5)
5. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 803 (6)
6. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 800 (5)
7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 608 (1)
8. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 572
9. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 571
10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 563 (1)

2020 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)
 
1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 766
2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 667 (9)
3. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 587 (3)
5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)
6. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 440
7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419
8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 413
9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 402
10. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 385 (1)
 
2019 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1.  Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2)
2.  Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7)
3.  Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5)
4.  Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2)
5.  James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2)
6.  Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1)
7.  Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1)
8.  Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3)
9.  Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5)
10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)
 
2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1.  Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7)
2.  Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7)
3.   Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
4.  Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565
5.  Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1)
6.  Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)
(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398
8.  Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2)
9.  Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)
 
2017 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten
 
1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)
2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)
3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)
5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2)
6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)
7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2)
8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3)
9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)
10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2) 

 

 

 

 

9/4/22.  

 

Huset’s Speedway 

Brandon, SD 

 

Folkens Bros. Trucking Bull Hauler Brawl 

 

NOSA 410’s 

MSTS/Midwest Power Series 360’s 

 

25 410’s 

31 360’s 

 

410’s 

 

Austin McCarl (6th car out) set quick time over the 25-car field on the quarter-mile at 11.031 seconds.  Aaron Reutzel (13th car out) was second quick, followed by Brendan Mullen (22nd), Lee Goos Jr. (17th), Brooke Tatnell (18th), Tim Estenson (9th), Kaleb Johnson (8th), Mark Dobmeier (23rd), Carson McCarl (15th) and Justin Henderson (3rd).  A. McCarl and Tatnell entered the night tied for points in the chase for track champion. 

 

Heat one (started): 1. Henderson 7 (1) 2. Johnson 22K (2) 3. A. McCarl 88 (4) 4. Goos Jr. 17 (3) 5. Dustin Selvage 7w (7) 6. Cody Hansen 4 (8) 7. Skylar Prochaska 35 (6) 8. Brandon Halverson 86 (9) 9. Jade Hastings 8H (5) 

 

Henderson led the 10-lapper throughout.  Things stayed status quo until Hastings came to a stop at the halfway point with a possible fire issue.  He returned for the feature.  Selvage was really the only mover after the restart, going from seventh to fifth. 

 

Heat two (started): 1. Ian Madsen 2KS (1) 2. Reutzel 8 (4) 3. Dobmeier 13 (2) 4. Tatnell 16 (3) 5. Jack Dover 81 (5) 6. Wade Nygaard 9N (6) 7. Elliot Amdahl 51A (7) 8. Justin Jacobsma 10J (8) 

 

Madsen led the distance.  Dobmeier ran second until Reutzel got by him on the low side of two with three to go. 

 

Heat three (started): 1. C. McCarl 27 (2) 2. Mullen 11m (4) 3. Riley Goodno 22 (1) 4. Estenson 14T (3) 5. Matt Juhl 09 (5) 6. Jody Rosenboom 14 (7) 7. Sawyer Phillips 3P (6) 8. Chuck McGillivray 101 (8) 

 

C. McCarl dominated, but things were really interesting behind him as the track started widening out considerably.  Estenson and Juhl traded fourth three times, and Mullen and Goodno also had a great race for second, with Mullen snagging the spot on lap three and holding onto it. 

 

A main (started): 1. Dobmeier (10) 2. Henderson (3) 3. Tatnell (5) 4. Dover (13) 5. Johnson (7) 6. Madsen (11) 7. Estenson (9) 8. Goodno (12) 9. Juhl (14) 10. Hastings (20) 11. Nygaard (16) 12. Goos Jr. (8) 13. Hansen (21) 14. Phillips (18) 15. Reutzel (6) 16. Jacobsma (23) 17. Selvage (15) 18. Amdahl (22) 19. Halverson (25) 20. McGillivray (23) 21. A. McCarl (2) 22. Mullen (1) 23. C. McCarl (4) 24. Rosenboom (19) 25. Prochaska (17) 

 

The 30-lapper saw A. McCarl with a ten point lead for the championship and an early lead over Mullen and Henderson.  He was in lapped traffic by lap six.  On lap ten, Tatnell and Reutzel snuck by Henderson for third and fourth just before the yellow flew for Prochaska, who spun on the frontstretch to bring the first caution.  The restart saw A. McCarl leading Mullen, Tatnell, Reutzel and Henderson back to green.  On lap twelve, Reutzel moved by Tatnell for third.  On lap 14, C. McCarl performed a 360 spin in turn two.  The caution was not thrown, and he appeared to be trying to get things righted and back up to speed in turn three when Rosenboom made contact with him and got upside down.  Halverson and McGillivray spun trying to avoid the pair that were done for the night.  No one was hurt.  Now A. McCarl led Mullen, Reutzel, Tatnell, Henderson and Dobmeier.  Henderson rabbed fourth on the restart.  Reutzel slid in front of Mullen in turn three for second on lap 17.  A. McCarl was back in traffic the next time around.  On lap 19, Tatnell tried sliding Mullen, who got above the cushion and into the turn four wall, ending his top five run.  Dobmeier slid by Henderson for third on that restart, and the leaders were back in traffic with seven to go.  On that lap, Reutzel tried sliding a lapped car and A. McCarl, sending his right rear into McCarl’s left rear.  A. McCarl’s hopes of a championship were all but done and off on the hook.  Reutzel flattened his right rear and restarted at the tail.  The third running Dobmeier assumed the lead on the restart, ahead of Henderson, Tatnell, Dover and Estenson.  Johnson made a late run for fifth.  Dobmeier held on to win the $7,500 top prize.  Tatnell was crowned track champ. 

 

360’s 

 

Heat one (started): 1. Brandon Halverson 13MJ (1) 2. James Broty 33 (2) 3. Ryan Leavitt 22 (3) 4. Matt Juhl 09 (8) 5. Sam Henderson 83H (4) / 6. Aaron Werner 22w (7) 7. Alex Schriever 0 (6) 8. Bill Wiese 5w (5) 

 

8-lap heats took the top five to the feature.  The top eight in passing points redrew for starting spots in the A.  Halverson led wire to wire on a pretty narrow, fast surface.  Wiese spun on lap seven to bring the only caution. 

 

Heat two (started): 1. Justin Henderson 83 (1) 2. Kaleb Johnson 22K (4) 3. Troy Schreurs 12 (2) 4. Javen Ostermann 5J (3) 5. Brooke Tatnell 14T (7) / 6. Clint Garner 40 (5) 7. Jack Dover 53 (6) 8. Dalton Domagala 18D (8) 

 

Henderson paced this one wire to wire.  Ostermann got a slow start, but was back in fourth by lap two.  Tatnell passed Garner for the fifth and final transfer on lap three. 

 

Heat three (started): 1. Micah Slendy 8 (2) 2. Lincoln Drewis 10 (3) 3. Nate Mills 24N (5) 4. Cody Ihlen 105 (8) / 5. Bobby Rawson 16 (1) 6. Scott Broty 33B (4) 7. Brant O’Banion 20 (7) 8. Tyler Rabenberg 18 (6) 

 

Rabenberg got into the frontstretch wall at the outset and broke his front end.  He was done for the night.  Slendy led early over Rawson and S. Broty.  Broty got into Rawson’s tail, spinning him which collected O’Banion. All were done. O’Banion entered the night hoping for a MSTS championship, as he led the points coming in.  Since only four cars finished, only four were taken to the feature. 

 

Heat four (started): 1. Christopher Thram 24T (1) 2. Jacob Hughes 8H (2) 3. Chase Porter 2 (3) 4. Riley Goodno 22x (7) 5. Brady Forbrook 5F (4) / 6. Eric Lutz 5 (5) 7. Cody Hansen 4 (6) 

 

Thram led Hughes the whole way.  Porter snatched third from Forbrook on lap two, while Goodno took fourth from Forbrook the following circuit. 

 

B main (started): 1. Garner (2) 2. Werner (1) 3. Dover (4) 4. Hansen (6) 5. Schriever (5) / 6. S. Broty (9) 7. Domagala (8) 8. Rawson (10) 9. O’Banion (7) 10. Lutz (3) DNS – Wiese, Rabenberg 

 

The 12-lapper took five cars to the feature.  Lutz shot under the pole-sitter at the start, made contact and headed straight into the frontstretch wall.  He made heavy contact and then flipped several times into turn one.  He walked away.  Dover’s top wing was taken off in the incident.  Several teams helped him put on a new one under the red.  Garner led early over Werner, Hansen and Schriever.  On lap two, Schriever took third from Hansen, while Dover came from the tail to take the fifth and final transfer from O’Banion.  Dover took fourth from Hansen on lap five, and third from Schriever with four to go.  O’Banion would exit late smoking and ending his chance at a MSCS title.  Hansen passed Schriever late for fourth. 

 

A main (started): 1. J. Henderson (2) 2. Juhl (4) 3. Goodno (10) 4. Tatnell (13) 5. Dover (22) 6. Thram (7) 7. Johnson (3) 8. J. Broty (11) 9. Hansen (23) 10. Mills (9) 11. Drewis (1) 12. Ostermann (17) 13. Slendy (6) 14 Werner (21) 15. Forbrook (19) 16. Schriever (24) 17. Schreurs (16) 18. S. Henderson (18) 19. Ihlen (5) 20. Garner (20) 21. Leavitt (14) 22. Halverson (8) 23. Porter (15) 24. Hughes (12) 

 

The 25-lapper paid $3,000 to the winner.  J. Henderson led early over Drewis, Johnson and Juhl.  On lap two, Johnson used a low move in turn four to take second from Drewis.  J. Henderson was into the lappers by lap five.  Juhl passed Drewis for third on lap nine.  By lap 17, J. Henderson and Johnson had put five seconds between themselves and Juhl in third…and then all heck broke loose.  Porter tangled with another car and flipped in turn two.  When Johnson slowed the lapped car of Garner got into the back of him.  That sent Johnson into the wall with a flat right rear.  Hughes and Halverson were also involved.  J. Henderson now led Juhl, Thram, Goodno and Tatnell back to green.  With seven to go, Ihlen spun, collecting Leavitt to bring another yellow.  Goodno would get by Thram for third with four to go, and Tatnell would follow.  Dover made a charge late to finish in the top five as a hard-charger.  Up front, J. Henderson cruised to the win. 

 
 

 


 

Mother Nature Foils Sprint Invaders Again at 34 Raceway!

(Bill W) West Burlington, IA, September 3, 2022 – It has been tough to get an event in at the 34 Raceway for the Sprint Invaders this season. For the third time, weather intervened when the series visited West Burlington, Iowa. Saturday, rain fell after heats were complete. The event will not be made up.

Fans in attendance can use their tickets plus $5 for the annual “Fall Haul” event to be held on Saturday, September 24. The event is part of a big tripleheader weekend at the end of September for the Sprint Invaders.

On Friday, September 23, the series will visit the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa. Saturday, September 24, the series returns to 34 Raceway for the $5,000 to win “Fall Haul.” The season finale will occur Sunday, September 25 at the Adams County Illinois Speedway in Quincy. Sprint Invaders Results Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. 50, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (3) 2. 40, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (5) 3. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (2) 4. 99, Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL (6) 5. 2A, Austin Archdale, Brimfield, IL (1) 6. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (7) 7. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (4) Joshua Denning & Associates Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. 35, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (2) 2. 78, Dugan Thye, Burlington, IA (3) 3. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (1) 4. 7, Tyler Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA (4) 5. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (6) 6. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (7) 7. 31, McCain Richards, Burlington, IA (5)

Mohrfeld Solar Heat three (started), 8 laps: 1. 29w, Wyatt Wilkerson, Morning Sun, IA (2) 2. 4x, Chase Richards, Burlington, IA (1) 3. 11, Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA (5) 4. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (4) 5. 21, Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA (6) 6. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (3) DNS – 14, Aidan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA

Reid’s Landscaping & Turf $50 Draw Award: Colton Fisher

Trophy Sponsor: Campbell’s Body Shop & Towing

 

 

Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by OpenWheel101.com Wraps Up This Weekend at Huset’s; Not Too Late to Contribute to Point Fund!

(Bill W) September 1, 2022, Monroe, IA – It’s hard to believe, but the Midwest Thunder Sprints Series and Point fund presented by www.OpenWheel101.com will be concluding this Saturday and Sunday with the Bull Haulers Brawl Presented by Folken Bros. Trucking. The NOSA series will join the weekly 410’s, and MSTS 360’s will be in action both nights as well, so hopefully, you can head up.

Austin McCarl is in the driver’s seat in the standings right now, followed by Brian Brown, Aaron Reutzel, Gio Scelzi and Justin Henderson. We’d like to pay off as many spots as we can in the point standings, and you can still get in on the point fund, whether it’s $5 or $5,000! Quality Traffic Control (QTC) is the latest contributor!

Ayrton Gennetten picked up his second $100 bill from OpenWheel101.com at Knoxville Saturday for setting quick time over the 29-car field there. 2022 saw seven different drivers in the twelve weekly races benefit from the quick time program at Knoxville. Ayrton also won his first ever feature at Knoxville, while Brown took the other feature and the track championship. Corey Day won on Sunday at Huset’s, the first time he’s ever seen the joint! Henderson leads McCarl by eight points and Matt Juhl by eleven points in the title race at Huset’s heading into this weekend.

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$100 OpenWheel101.com Quick Time Winners

4/23 – Justin Henderson (Knoxville) 4/30 – AJ Moeller (Knoxville) 5/7 - Brian Brown (Knoxville) 5/14 - Brian Brown (Knoxville) 5/21 - Gio Scelzi (Knoxville) 5/28 - Justin Henderson (Knoxville) 6/4 - Aaron Reutzel (Knoxville) 7/2 - Ayrton Gennetten (Knoxville) 7/9 - Sawyer Phillips (Knoxville) 7/16 - AJ Moeller (Knoxville) 7/23 - Brian Brown (Knoxville) 8/27 - Ayrton Gennetten (Knoxville)

Change in Focus

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Up Next…

Sat, September 3 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl

Sun, September 4 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl

2022 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Through 8/28/22

1. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 814 (1) 2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 721 (4) 3. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 660 (4) 4. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 573 (2) 5. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 473 6. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 459 7. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 397 (1) 8. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust., 383 9. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 367 (2) 10. Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK, 366 (5) 11. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 362 (2) 12. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 327 (2) 13. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 281 14. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 277 15. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 260 16. Buddy Kofoid, Penngrove, CA, 259 (1) 17. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 246 18. JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA, 234 19. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 229 20. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 225 21. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD, 219 22. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 204 (1) 23. Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 199 24. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 175 25. Corey Day, Clovis, CA, 167 (1) 26. Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 134 27. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 130 (1) 28. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 128 29. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 127 (1) (tie) Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 127 31. Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 120 32. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 98 33. Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 92 34. Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 82 35. Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 79 36. Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust., 76 (tie) Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 76 38. Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 72 39. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 58 40. Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 57 41. Josh Higday, Knoxville, IA 56 42. Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 52 (tie) Christopher Thram, Sanborn, MN, 52 44. Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust., 50 45. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 47 46. Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 44 (tie) Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 44 48. Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK, 43 49. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 40 50. Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 35 51. Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO, 30 52. Dylan Cisney, Port Royal, PA, 28 53. Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 26 54. Cody Hansen, Nunda, SD, 24 (tie) Rusty Hickman, Bendigo, VIC, Aust., 24 (tie) Brant O'Banion, Norfolk, NE, 24 (tie) Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 24 58. Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL, 22 59. Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 20 60. Brady Forbrook, Morgan, MN, 18 (tie) Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ, 18 (tie) Justin Sanders, Aromas, CA, 18 63. Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA, 14 (tie) Chuck McGillivray, Madison, SD, 14 (tie) Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, SD, 14 (tie) Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA, 14 (tie) Chris Windom, Canton, IL, 14 68. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 12 (tie) Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL, 12 70. Alex Schriever, Hartford, SD, 10 (tie) Mitchel Moles, Raisin City, CA, 10 (tie) Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN, 10 (tie) Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 10 (tie) Carson Short, Marion, IL, 10 75. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 8 (tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 8 (tie) Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 8 78. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6 (tie) Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 6 (tie) Cody Ihlen, Pipestone, MN, 6 (tie) Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE, 6 (tie) Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 6 (tie) McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA, 6 84. Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 4 (tie) Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 4 (tie) Ben Brown, Marshall, MO, 4 (tie) Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA, 4 (tie) Mike Wagner, Harrisonville, PA, 4 (tie) Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN, 4 90. Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 2 (tie) Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 2 (tie) Lachlan McHugh, Gold Coast, QLD, Aust., 2 (tie) Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 2 (tie) Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, PA, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Winners

3, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA 3, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA 1, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN 1, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH 1, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA 1, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND

2022 Tentative Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com (tentative)

Sat, April 16 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Mother Nature) Sat, April 23 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Postponed to 6/4) Sat, April 30 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Sat, May 7 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA) Sun, May 8 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN) Sat, May 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Sun, May 15 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA) Sat, May 21 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX) Sun, May 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA) Sat, May 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA) Sun, May 29 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK) Sat, June 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA) Sat, June 4 - Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Make-up) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX) Sun, June 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (Rain) Fri, June 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA) Sat, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Sun, June 12 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.) Fri, June 17 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK) Sat, June 18 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK) Sun, June 19 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK) Wed, June 22 - Huset's Speedway (SD) WoO (Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN) Thu, June 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (Buddy Kofoid, Penngrove, CA) Fri, June 24 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA) Sat, June 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH) Sat, July 2 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX) Sat, July 9 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA) Sat, July 16 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX) Sun, July 17 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND) Sat, July 23 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rain) Sun, July 24 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.) Sat, July 30 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) All Stars (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA) Sun, July 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK) Sun, August 7 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Capitani Classic (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA) Mon, August 8 - Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Wed, August 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA) Thu, August 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals (Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA) Fri, August 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA) Sat, August 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND) Sat, August 20 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA) Sat, August 20 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA) Sat, August 27 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO) Sat, August 27 - Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Sun, August 28 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Corey Day, Clovis, CA) Sat, September 3 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl Sun, September 4 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl

2021 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 1279 (2) 2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 1061 (7) 3. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 1036 (7) 4. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 829 (5) 5. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 803 (6) 6. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 800 (5) 7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 608 (1) 8. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 572 9. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 571 10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 563 (1)

2020 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 766 2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 667 (9) 3. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11) 4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 587 (3) 5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3) 6. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 440 7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419 8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 413 9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 402 10. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 385 (1)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2) 2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7) 3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5) 4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2) 5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2) 6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1) 7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1) 8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3) 9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5) 10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7) 2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7) 3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5) 4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565 5. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1) 6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4) (tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398 8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2) 9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1) 10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

2017 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5) 2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7) 3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6) 4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6) 5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2) 6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1) 7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2) 8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3) 9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1) 10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

 

 

Brian Brown Wins Feature, Fifth Championship; Ayrton Gennetten Wins His First!

Terry McCarl Wins First Career 360 Title and Main Event; Eric Bridger Wins Pro Sprints A Main; Mike Mayberry is Champ

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 27, 2022) – A large crowd witnessed a historic night Saturday at the Knoxville Raceway on Knoxville Hospital and Clinics. Grain Valley, Missouri’s Brian Brown came into Saturday trailing Aaron Reutzel by 85 points in his quest for a fifth Knoxville Raceway 410 track championship. When the clay settled, he not only won the championship, but earned his 60th career win at Knoxville in a make-up feature, tying him for second on the all-time win list with Doug Wolfgang at the famed half-mile. Ayrton Gennetten, a third generation racer also from Missouri, was jubilant after winning his first career 410 feature here in the regularly scheduled main event.

In the 360 class, Terry McCarl came in with a narrow margin in his first quest for a track title in that class. He sealed the deal with a win in that main event. Eric Bridger dominated the Pro Sprints main event, with Mike Mayberry in tow. Mayberry won his first track title here by a narrow margin over defending champion, Tyler Groenendyk.

The regularly scheduled 410 main event saw pole-sitter Lynton Jeffrey ahead of Sam Hafertepe Jr., Gennetten, Brown and Austin McCarl early. A lap in, Zach Hampton tipped over, bringing the only stoppage of the event. Zach was o.k.

On the restart, Gennetten used the low side to shoot by both Hafertepe and Jeffrey to the point. A lap later, Hafertepe would claim second from Jeffrey. Brown was also on the move, overtaking Jeffrey for third on lap eight.

Gennetten had set sail, however, and entered the lappers by lap nine. He navigated traffic with perfection, finishing more than three seconds ahead of Hafertepe, and a $1,000 bonus earned him $6,000. Brown ($500 bonus), Jeffrey ($250 bonus) and Corey Day rounded out the top five. Day was especially impressive after starting in the sixth row. Austin McCarl, Carson McCarl, Roger Crockett, Kerry Madsen and Ian Madsen rounded out the top ten. Gennetten set quick time over the 29-car field, while Jeffrey, Crockett and Justin Henderson won heats. Tasker Phillips won the B.

“I told Chad (Morgan) and my Dad (Steve), we were going to go quick time, and we were going to win the feature tonight,” said Gennetten in Victory Lane. “I already knew, I just had a feeling. I just have to thank my team and my sponsors. This is awesome!”

The Make-up Feature from July 23 for the 410’s began with Ian Madsen cruising up front, ahead of Henderson, Hampton, Brown and Austin McCarl. Hampton slowed and exited on lap two, allowing Carson McCarl to enter the top five.

Brown passed Henderson for second on lap three. On the fifth lap, Madsen’s run up front came to an end with suspension issues. The restart saw Brown inherit the lead ahead of Henderson, Austin McCarl, Carson McCarl and Jeffrey. Jeffrey moved up to fourth, and Aaron Reutzel entered the top five.

Henderson was the next to have issues, and he bowed out of the second spot on lap nine. Jeffrey disposed of Austin McCarl at the halfway point to claim second. Brown entered lapped traffic on lap 12, but Jeffrey was closing rapidly before the caution flew with nine to go for a spun Chris Martin.

The lead five stayed the same, but many eyes were drawn to Day, who was making another charge. The youngster from California climbed from row nine to fifth by lap 13. Austin McCarl moved back by Jeffrey for second with six to go, while Reutzel also challenged the veteran, passing him for third on lap 15.

Brown would go on for his historic win worth $5,000. Austin McCarl claimed second, ahead of Reutzel, Jeffrey, and the hard-charger Day. Sawyer Phillips, Carson McCarl, Matt Juhl, Davey Heskin and Riley Goodno completed the top ten.

“That guy was my hero,” said Brown of tying Doug Wolfgang on the all-time win list. “All of those guys…it really probably hasn’t sunk in who we’ve passed the last couple of years. I dreamed of racing here one day and just wanted to be a part of (uncle) Danny’s (Lasoski) wins. To be second all-time for now to him, is pretty special. Danny was quick to remind me, I’m only (52) wins behind him. I know this probably means a lot to my grandpa (George). Being second to Danny is an honor. I’m proud of this team. We didn’t plan to run for the point championship. We missed two races, but we ran good enough the other times to put us in a good spot. We had the point lead going into the Capitani Classic. I just messed up and screwed things up for our team. We knew we had a good opportunity tonight, and we were good enough to win.”

Terry McCarl came into the 360 main event just 21 points ahead of Clint Garner in the title race, but he left little doubt as he took off from the pole position in the 20-lapper ahead of Ryan Giles, Scott Bogucki, Jamie Ball and Kaleb Johnson.

Bogucki passed Giles for second on lap three, but Giles returned the favor the following lap. The battle allowed McCarl to increase his advantage, and he was into lapped traffic by the seventh circuit.

Chase Randall was on the move as well, taking fourth from Ball on lap nine, and riding the cushion by Giles for third on lap 11. Austin Miller spun with eight to go, bunching the field. Giles reclaimed the show position when green fell again, but Randall proved tough, shooting from fourth to second.

Unfortunately, the move was negated when Ball and Garner got together, sending the former upside down, and the latter pitside with a broken front end. No one was injured. McCarl had sealed his title at that point, and led Bogucki, Giles, Randall and Johnson back to green.

Giles again made a solid move on the low side to gain second before Alan Zoutte spun with six laps to go. That negated another pass that Randall had made. When Timothy Smith stopped with four to go, it marked the final caution of the race.

McCarl pulled away for his 13th career 360 win here, and with a $750 bonus, took home $2,750 with his championship. Randall claimed third on the restart and then took second from Giles coming for the white flag. His bid for the win came about a car length short, but he earned a bonus $375 to add to his earnings. Giles ($190 bonus) followed in third, Bogucki was fourth, and Johnson fifth. Brandon Wimmer, hard-charger Ryan Leavitt, Calvin Landis, Cam Martin and Alex Vande Voort rounded out the top ten. Randall set quick time on the night, while Brady Forbrook, Martin and Garner won heats.

“I wanted this for Don Long and (engine builder) Jaymie Moyle,” said McCarl of his championship. “Clint (Garner) and Matt and his Dad are in the top four or five teams in the pits regardless of class. We look like a big money team, but we’re not. We just work our tails off at this thing.”

Eric Bridger never wavered after starting on the pole of the 18-lap Pro Sprints main event. Mike Mayberry was in tow, and entered the feature with just a ten point lead on Tyler Groenendyk. Josh Jones grabbed third early from Brandon Worthington, and Kade Higday had moved into fourth by lap three.

Groenendyk started outside row four when the point invert of eight was drawn. He gained fifth by lap seven, fourth by lap eight, and moved into third at the halfway point. Bridger and Mayberry were in their own zip code by lap twelve when lapped traffic became a factor. All of that changed when Ryan Navritil spun with six to go. Scotty Johnson’s seventh place run also came to a close at this point.

Bridger was never seriously challenged down the stretch (earning a $500 bonus and $1,150 total), and Mayberry sealed his title with a second place run ($250 bonus). Higday ($125 bonus) moved into third late, ahead of Worthington and Groenendyk. Jones, Chase young, Navritil, Mike Johnston and Jeff Wilke completed the top ten. Johnson established quick time, while Matthew Stelzer and Worthington won heats.

“This is a dream come true,” said Mayberry of his first career track championship here.

Join us for the 18th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals September 15-17! For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (21), 16.149; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (25), 16.315; 3. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (10), 16.452; 4. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (11), 16.514; 5. 2KS, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (1), 16.551; 6. 83JR, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (13), 16.567; 7. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (14), 16.577; 8. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (16), 16.612; 9. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 16.656; 10. 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (20), 16.669; 11. 14D, Corey Day, Clovis, CA (19), 16.671; 12. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.690; 13. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (7), 16.756; 14. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (15), 16.774; 15. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (28), 16.807; 16. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (17), 16.836; 17. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (23), 16.896; 18. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (29), 16.901; 19. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (12), 16.941; 20. 14, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (22), 16.962; 21. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (8), 16.995; 22. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (4), 17.027; 23. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (27), 17.061; 24. 76, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (24), 17.137; 25. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (9), 17.176; 26. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (26), 17.207; 27. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (6), 17.222; 28. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (5), 17.346; 29. 9H, Landon Hansen, Newton, IA (3), 18.551

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 2. Matt Juhl (1); 3. Ayrton Gennetten (6); 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 5. Davey Heskin (9); 6. Aaron Reutzel (4); 7. Zach Hampton (7); 8. Bobby Mincer (8); 9. Ben Brown (10); 10. Tasker Phillips (2)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:24.4: 1. Roger Crockett (2); 2. Brian Brown (6); 3. Corey Day (3); 4. Chris Martin (1); 5. JJ Hickle (4); 6. Ian Madsen (5); 7. Josh Schneiderman (8); 8. AJ Moeller (9); 9. Landon Hansen (10); 10. Josh Higday (7)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:22.9: 1. Justin Henderson (2); 2. Carson McCarl (4); 3. Sawyer Phillips (3); 4. Kerry Madsen (5); 5. Riley Goodno (1); 6. Austin McCarl (6); 7. Dustin Selvage (7); 8. Tyler Drueke (9)

B main (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.3: 1. Tasker Phillips (1); 2. Josh Schneiderman (2); 3. Tyler Drueke (5); 4. AJ Moeller (4) / 5. Bobby Mincer (3); 6. Landon Hansen (7); 7. Ben Brown (6) DNS – Josh Higday, Nate Mills

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Ayrton Gennetten (3); 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 3. Brian Brown (4); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 5. Corey Day (11); 6. Austin McCarl (5); 7. Carson McCarl (7); 8. Roger Crockett (9); 9. Kerry Madsen (6); 10. Ian Madsen (8); 11. JJ Hickle (10); 12. Aaron Reutzel (13); 13. Sawyer Phillips (14); 14. Justin Henderson (12); 15. Davey Heskin (19); 16. Matt Juhl (15); 17. Tasker Phillips (21); 18. Dustin Selvage (20); 19. Riley Goodno (17); 20. Tyler Drueke (23); 21. Chris Martin (16); 22. Josh Schneiderman (22); 23. AJ Moeller (24); 24. Zach Hampton (18). Lap Leaders: Jeffrey 1, Gennetten 2-20. Hard-charger: Day.

Make-up A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Austin McCarl (8); 3. Aaron Reutzel (5); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 5. Corey Day (17); 6. Sawyer Phillips (9); 7. Carson McCarl (3); 8. Matt Juhl (12); 9. Davey Heskin (11); 10. Riley Goodno (14); 11. JJ Hickle (23, alt.); 12. Tasker Phillips (16); 13. Josh Schneiderman (10); 14. Ben Brown (21, alt.); 15. Chris Martin (15); 16. Dustin Selvage (18); 17. Bobby Mincer (20); 18. Landon Hansen (22, alt.); 19. AJ Moeller (13); 20. Justin Henderson (4); 21. Tyler Drueke (19); 22. Ian Madsen (2); 23. Zach Hampton (1); 24. Brady Forbrook (24) DNS – 1m, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE; 14T, Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND; 14, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA; 76, Nate Mills, Bondurant, IA. Lap Leaders: I. Madsen 1-4, Br. Brown 5-20. Hard-charger: Day.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (7), 16.879; 2. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (9), 16.989; 3. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (18), 17.015; 4. 9G, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (24), 17.167; 5. 6, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (17), 17.171; 6. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (21), 17.260; 7. 5, Brady Forbrook, Morgan, MN (19), 17.328; 8. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (16), 17.328; 9. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.413; 10. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.451; 11. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (11), 17.462; 12. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (1), 17.517; 13. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (13), 17.570; 14. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (14), 17.580; 15. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (4), 17.681; 16. 83, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (5), 17.804; 17. 1CC, Clayton Christensen, Spencer, IA (12), 17.826; 18. 86, Timothy Smith, Rocheport, MO (23), 17.932; 19. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (20), 18.052; 20. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (22), 19.006; 21. 14, Aidan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (2), 19.011; 22. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (6), NT; 23. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (3), NT; DQ (Illegal Tire) 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (15)

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Brady Forbrook (4); 2. Alex Vande Voort (2); 3. Ryan Giles (5); 4. Collin Moyle (3); 5. Austin Miller (1); 6. Alan Zoutte (7); 7. Chase Randall (6) DNS – Davey Heskin

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:10.4: 1. Cam Martin (2); 2. Terry McCarl (4); 3. Clayton Christensen (1); 4. Kaleb Johnson (6); 5. Tony Rost (3); 6. Brandon Wimmer (5); 7. Nathan Mills (8); 8. Dan Henning (7)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:08.5: 1. Clint Garner (2); 2. Scott Bogucki (5); 3. Jamie Ball (6); 4. Timothy Smith (1); 5. Calvin Landis (4); 6. Ryan Leavitt (3); 7. Aidan Zoutte (7)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (1); 2. Chase Randall (7); 3. Ryan Giles (4); 4. Scott Bogucki (2); 5. Kaleb Johnson (5); 6. Brandon Wimmer (8); 7. Ryan Leavitt (16); 8. Calvin Landis (13); 9. Cam Martin (9); 10. Alex Vande Voort (12); 11. Brady Forbrook (3); 12. Collin Moyle (11); 13. Tony Rost (14); 14. Clayton Christensen (15); 15. Timothy Smith (17); 16. Aidan Zoutte (20); 17. Dan Henning (21); 18. Clint Garner (10); 19. Jamie Ball (6); 20. Alan Zoutte (19); 21. Austin Miller (18); 22. Nathan Mills (22); 23. Davey Heskin (23) DNS – John Anderson. Lap Leader: T. McCarl 1-20. Hard-charger: Leavitt.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 44, Scotty Johnson, Dallas, IA (8), 17.731; 2. 26M, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (10), 17.732; 3. 17X, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (1), 17.929; 4. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (3), 17.942; 5. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (7), 17.956; 6. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (5), 17.958; 7. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (12), 17.978; 8. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (13), 18.022; 9. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (6), 18.030; 10. 42J, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (11), 18.335; 11. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (9), 18.620; 12. 55, Toby Mosher, Osceola, IA (4), 20.741; DQ (Light at the Scales) 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (2)

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:54.8: 1. Matthew Stelzer (4); 2. Tyler Groenendyk (5); 3. Mike Mayberry (3); 4. Mike Johnston (1); 5. Scotty Johnson (6); 6. Jeff Wilke (2); 7. Ryan Navratil (7)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.7: 1. Brandon Worthington (3); 2. Kade Higday (2); 3. Chase Young (6); 4. Eric Bridger (4); 5. Josh Jones (5); 6. Toby Mosher (1)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Eric Bridger (1); 2. Mike Mayberry (2); 3. Kade Higday (9); 4. Brandon Worthington (4); 5. Tyler Groenendyk (8); 6. Josh Jones (3); 7. Chase Young (7); 8. Ryan Navratil (13); 9. Mike Johnston (10); 10. Jeff Wilke (11); 11. Scotty Johnson (5); 12. Toby Mosher (12); 13. Matthew Stelzer (6) Lap Leader: Bridger 1-18. Hard-charger: Higday.

 

 

8/26/22

Davenport Speedway
Davenport, IA

Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series

27 cars

Cars qualified in three heat groups.  Cannon McIntosh went out in the first group and set quick time overall at 14.229 seconds.  Jace Park set the quick mark in the second group on the quarter-mile at 14.379 seconds and Jade Avedisian paced the third heat group at 14.373.  Several drivers had issues and didn’t get a time in, including Adam Taylor, Sam Johnson, Emilio Hoover and Andy Baugh.

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Jesse Love 84x (2*) 2. Bryant Wiedeman 01 (3*) 3. Chance Crum 26 (1*) 4. Jacob Denney 61 (7*) 5. Zach Daum 9m (6*) 6. Kyle Jones 7U (5) 7. Ethan Mitchell 19m (8) 8. Adam Taylor 3 (9) 9. McIntosh 08 (4)

8-lap heats inverted four and took the top 16 in combined qualifying and passing points to the feature.  Love led McIntosh and Crum early.  McIntosh hit the high side of turn two to shoot by Love for the lead on lap two.  On lap five, Wiedeman threw a slider in two on Crum to grab third.  McIntosh was cruising to victory coming for the white flag, when his car went up in smoke.  He was done for the night.  Love inherited the lead and went on to win.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Brenham Crouch 97 (3*) 2. Chase McDermand 40 (1*) 3. Karter Sarff 21K (6*) 4. Park 87 (4*) 5. Hayden Reinbold 19AZ (2*) 6. Mitchell Davis 56 (5) 7. Mariah Ede 71E (7) 8. Sam Johnson 72J (8) 9. Emilio Hoover 21E (9)

McDermand shot out to a lead over Crouch and Reinbold.  Park and Sarff duked it out for fourth in the mid-stages before Sarff took control and then grabbed third from Reinbold at the halfway point.  McDermand led the distance, until Crouch closed on the final lap and hit the high side of three to take the win on the last lap.

Heat three (started): 1. Daison Pursley 71 (1*) 2. Dominic Gorden 71K (2*) 3. Avedisian 84 (4*) 4. Gavin Miller 71M (8*) 5. Maria Cofer 57 (5*) 6. Taylor Reimer 25K (3*) 7. Daniel Adler 50 (6) 8. Kyle Bellman 31 (7) DNS – Andy Baugh 6B

Pursley led the distance in his first action in nine months after serious injuries that occurred on the west coast.  Bellman got over the top of turn one to bring a caution just one lap in.  Reimer and Avedisian traded third back and forth after a good duel for third.  Avedisian would advance using the low side of turn four, taking third from Reimer for good o lap four.

B main (started): 1. Mitchell (3) 2. Davis (2) 3. Ede (6) 4. Adler (4) / 5. Hoover (10) 6. Jones (1) 7. Bellman (5) 8. Johnson (7) 9. Taylor (8) DNS- McIntosh, Baugh


The 10-lapper took the top four to the feature.  Mitchell led early over Davis, Jones and Ede.  Ede swiped third from Jones on lap two.  Adler followed Ede into the final transfer on the next circuit.  The only caution came for a slowed Johnson on lap six.

Chase McDermand (Video Highlights from DirtVision.com)
 
Chase McDermand (Video Highlights from DirtVision.com)
A main (started): 1. McDermand (7) 2. Gorden (6) 3. Denney (11) 4. Pursley (5) 5. Miller (12) 6. Reimer (14) 7. Wiedeman (2) 8. Crum (10) 9. Daum (15) 10. Jones (21, prov.) 11. Park (8) 12. Avedisian (1) 13. Sarff (9) 14. Mitchell (17) 15. Cofer (16) 16. Crouch (4) 17. Davis (18) 18. Ede (19) 19. Adler (20) 20. Reinbold (13) 21. Hoover (22, prov.) 22. Love (3)

The 30-lapper saw seven lead changes in the first fifteen laps, and had fans on the edge of their seats.  Avedisian led lap one, but Love had the steam on the low side and went from third to first on lap two.  It was Wiedeman’s turn to do the same thing on lap three, though he rocketed to the point around the high side of turn four.  Between laps seven and nine, the lead was exchanged three times between the low riding Love and the cushion busting Wiedeman.  Denney came from row six by lap eleven and passed the top two to take a lead of his own with a masterful move.  McDermand was also on the move and claimed second from Love.  Wiedeman moved into third at that point.  Unfortunately, things were really cooking at that point, but Hoover came to a stop at the halfway point.  The restart saw McDermand struggle to take off.  That stacked up the fourth running Crouch, and the fifth running Love, who was done.  Daum, who came in as the point leader also went to the work area with a flat, as did Crum.  The restart saw Crouch top again and restart at the tail.  Denney led McDermand, Wiedeman, Sarff and Reinbold back to green.  Avedisian shot into the top four at that point, and then took third from Wiedeman on lap 17.  Surges from back in the pack continued, when Gorden passed Avedisian for third on lap 22.  Wiedeman’s top five run was ruined when he got over the top of turn one, losing several spots with six to go.  Pursley moved up to fourth with five to go.  McDermand slowly reeled in Denney and made his winning pass on the low side of four with three to go.  He held it despite one more caution for Hoover with two to go.  Gorden would throw a haymaker in the last corner to take second from Denney.  McDermand’s first Xtreme win was worth $4,000.  Jones was the hard-charger.

 

 

Donny Schatz Wins Emotional Eleventh Knoxville Nationals Crown!

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 13, 2022) – Donny Schatz made a late charge to record his eleventh Knoxville Nationals championship Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. The Fargo, North Dakota native recently lost his father Danny, so the $175,000 triumph was an emotional one to say the least. The winning ride came aboard the Tony Stewart Racing #15. It marks the twelfth owner championship for Stewart, who is second on the all-time list behind Karl Kinser’s 14 triumphs. Donny’s eleventh title also ranks second, just behind Steve Kinser’s twelve.

The 50-lap championship event got off to a rocky start. JJ Hickle flipped wildly in turn one after the green flag fell, and collected Parker Price-Miller, who was transported by ambulance for observation.

Once things went green, pole-sitter Austin McCarl led lap one, but Tyler Courtney showed his strength on lap two, taking the lead and driving away. David Gravel worked by Donny Schatz into the third spot early on, and Carson Macedo would move into the top four on lap three.

Kyle Larson entered the top five on lap six, before Courtney entered lapped traffic on the eleventh circuit. Larson was running fifth when he blew his right rear tire on lap 12. Courtney led McCarl, Gravel, Macedo and Brad Sweet. Scelzi got into the wall on the restart, slowing things yet again.

Gravel captured second on the restart, but things slowed again four laps later when Justin Sanders came to a rest on the front stretch. It was Brent Marks turn to roll when green fell again, as he jumped from seventh to fifth, took fourth from Macedo on lap 19, and has a pass for third negated when the mandatory pit stop came at the halfway mark.

Courtney had built a 2.1 second lead before the break, but the restart put Gravel on his tail. Gravel made a bid for the lead immediately, but Courtney fought back. A slider in turn three on lap 27 gave him the point. Schatz gained fifth, took fourth from Macedo with 20 to go, and two laps later, passed McCarl for third on the low side. McCarl would suffer a flat of his own shortly after, surrendering his fourth place run.

Gravel led Courtney, Schatz, Macedo and a charging Logan Schuchart back to green flag racing. Schatz worked under Courtney to gain second before Macedo suffered a flat right rear on lap 39. Gravel took off again, but Schatz closed late, while Shark Racing teammates, Schuchart and Jacob Allen battled each other for the fourth spot.

Schatz gained momentum low and caught Gravel with four to go. He slid across turn three to take the point and never looked back. Gravel held on for an $80,000 score in third, while Schuchart took third and $40,000 with two to go. Courtney was fourth and Allen was fifth. Larson, Marks, hard-charger Sheldon Haudenschild, Sweet and Daryn Pittman rounded out the top ten. Schuchart won the B main, Kyle Reinhardt took the C, Blake Hahn claimed the D, and Dylan Westbrook won the E main.

Aaron Reutzel won the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprintcar” title and the $6,500 that went with it. Buddy Kofoid was the $1,000 Jetco Rookie of the Year.

The Swindell Speed Lab #39 driven by Justin Sanders won the Team BGRD Best Appearing Car ($1500), followed by the Jason Johnson Racing #41 ($750) and Sheldon Haudenschild’s #17 ($400). The KCP Racing #18 team won the Best Appearing Crew ($500), followed by the Jason Johnson Racing #41 team ($250) and the Phil Dietz #14J team ($150). McKenna Haase won the Calvin and Janna Knapp Best Appearing Helmet ($500), followed by Kyle Larson ($300) and Sheldon Haudenschild ($200). The “Trunk Bar” paid an addition $1,112.69 to Chris Martin, who was the first non-qualifier in the D main.

“I didn’t drive like I should have at the beginning,” said Schatz in Victory Lane. “We’ve been working so hard on getting the tires caught up. I could hear him (his father) telling me to ‘gather it up and settle down.’ It worked. Hat’s off to my guys and all our partners. I didn’t know if we were going to get there. We fell back to seventh early. I just couldn’t control the wheel spin. It was do or die on the bottom. As the race went on, I kept getting better and better there. It’s pretty surreal. It feels like the first one, really. I had a couple good runs (at Gravel), and I knew if he saw me, he might change his race. I was really getting off the bottom of turn four pretty decent.”

“We had a great car,” said Gravel. “I was a little aggressive early, but I wanted to put a couple guys behind us. Sometimes, it’s better running second. I felt so good on the top and didn’t want to get off it, and didn’t have to all race. The last couple laps I was spinning a little bit down the straightaways. I heard Donny going into three and I figured he was coming. In hindsight, I should have tried running low in one and two, but when you’re leading and feeling pretty good, you don’t want to change it up.”

“How can’t you be thrilled at what this team accomplished this week?” asked Schuchart after his run from 17th to third. “Not just this team, but the #1a too. I’m very proud of Shark Racing as a whole. We just made some small changes (at the break). I felt I could do what I needed to do with the wing. I didn’t want to make too many changes, because I was scared of going a little bit too far. The last five or ten laps, I felt like I had nothing to lose and I just went for it. I could just run the bottom wide open. In hindsight, you wish you could do things better or differently, but to start 17th and get up to third was great.”

Join us Saturday, August 27 for Knoxville Hospital & Clinics Season Championship Night! All three sprint classes will be in action. With point races tight, it should be action packed! Two 410 features will be on the card! For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s Results

E main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. 47x, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (2); 2. 1x, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (5); 3. 15m, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (1); 4. 97, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (4); 5. 11N, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (6); 6. 19w, Chris Windom, Canton, IL (12); 7. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (8); 8. 17c, Carson Short, Marion, IL (9); 9. 9JR, Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (3); 10. 6, Bill Rose, Plainfield, IN (15); 11. 4w, Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN (7); 12. 7w, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (17); 13. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (10); 14. 2KK, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (14); 15. 97G, Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN (16); 16. 11T, TJ Stutts, Liverpool, PA (11); 17. 10, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (13) DNS – 14H, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA; 53, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE; 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA; 6A, Adam Cruea, Troy OH

D main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (4); 2. 2m, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (2); 3. 45, Rusty Hickman, Bendigo, VIC, Aust. (9); 4. 101, Lachlan McHugh, Gold Coast, QLD, Aust. (1); 5. 17s, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (3) / 6. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (6); 7. 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (8); 8. 7s, Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, BC, Can. (12); 9. Jake Bubak (18); 10. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (11); 11. Chris Windom (22); 12. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (15); 13. 83T, Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (13); 14. Bobby Mincer (19); 15. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (16); 16. Jordan Goldesberry (23); 17. Greg Wilson (20); 18. 35K, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (7); 19. Harli White (21); 20. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (5); 21. 16A, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (14); 22. Dylan Westbrook (17); 23. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (10) DNS – 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD; 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK

C main (started), 15 Laps, 4:24.4: 1. 91, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (1); 2. 71, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (6); 3. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (9); 4. 55T, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (2) / 5. 1AU, Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (7); 6. 1, Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (4); 7. 17w, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (14); 8. 42, Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA (3); 9. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (11); 10. 6B, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (8); 11. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxivlle, IA (12); 12. 49x, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (5); 13. 13JT, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (18); 14. Rusty Hickman (22); 15. Blake Hahn (20); 16. Davey Heskin (21); 17. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (15); 18. Lachlan McHugh (23); 19. 1m, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (16); 20. 55W, Mike Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (19); 21. 73, Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI (13); 22. Sammy Swindell (24); 23. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (10); 24. 20G, Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (17) DNS – 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD

B main (started), 22 Laps, NT: 1. 1s, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (2); 2. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (1); 3. 13, Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN (6); 4. 83, James McFadden, Alice Springs, NT, Aust. (5) / 5. 2K, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (3); 6. 3TK, Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA (10); 7. 14J, Cole Macedo, Lemoore, CA (7); 8. 26, Zeb Wise, Angola, IN (4); 9. 9, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (9); 10. 21H, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (15); 11. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (11); 12. 3z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (20); 13. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (14); 14. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (19); 15. Cory Eliason (22); 16. 2KS, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (8); 17. 16, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (17); 18. Hunter Schuerenberg (23); 19. 5, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (12); 20. Kyle Reinhardt (21); 21. McKenna Haase (24); 22. 5c, Dylan Cisney, Port Royal, PA (16); 23. 14, Corey Day, Clovis, CA (13); 24. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18)

A main (started), 50 Laps, NT: 1. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (3); 2. 2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (4); 3. Logan Schuchart (17); 4. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (2); 5. 1a, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (11); 6. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (6); 7. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (7); 8. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (23); 9. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (9); 10. 27H, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (8); 11. 11x, Buddy Kofoid, Penngrove, CA (14); 12. Justin Peck (19) 13. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (21); 14. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (16); 15. 83JR, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (22); 16. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (1); 17. 41, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (5); 18. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15); 19. James McFadden (20); 20. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (24); 21. 39, Justin Sanders, Aromas, CA (13); 22. Gio Scelzi (18); 23. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (10); 23. 11M, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (12); 24. Justin Peck (19). Lap Leaders: A. McCarl 1, Courtney 2-26, Gravel 27-45, Schatz 46-50. MPI Hard-charger: Haudenschild.

 

 

Rico Abreu Dominates FVP “Hard Knox” Night for the Third Time!

Kerry Madsen, Sheldon Haudenschild and Brian Brown Also Transfer to Saturday’s Finale

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 12, 2022) – Rico Abreu won on FVP “Hard Knox” Night for the third time in his career Friday at the Knoxville Raceway. The event locked Abreu, second place Kerry Madsen, Sheldon Haudenschild and Brian Brown into Saturday night’s $175,000 to win finale at the 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s. All drivers earned $4,000 and their starting spot in tomorrow’s championship. Abreu’s fifth career win here came aboard the Rico Abreu Racing #24R.

Abreu took off immediately from his outside row one starting spot in the 25-lap main event. Madsen followed, with Spencer Bayston, Corey Day and Haudenschild in tow. By lap two, Haudenschild had passed Day for fourth. Shortly after, Day jumped the berm inside turn three and backed hard into the wall, tipping over. He was unhurt, and returned to action after a visit to the work area.

Abreu led Madsen, Bayston, Haudenschild and Ayrton Gennetten back to green. Marcus Dumesny and Genetten exchanged the fifth spot three times in four laps at that point, while the leaders approached lapped traffic. Haudenschild got by Bayston, but the move was negated when Brock Zearfoss got into the back bumper of Gennetten, turning him into the backstretch wall. Zearfoss helicoptered down the track, but amazingly did not turn over. He would return to action, but Gennetten was done.

Brown was advancing from his row six starting spot, and went from eighth to sixth on the restart. Justin Henderson was another driver on the move, having come from 24th to ninth by the halfway point. Day also put on a charge, coming back from the tail to enter the top ten with nine to go.

The final caution came out for the fifth place car of Dumesny when he came to a stop in turn four with eight laps to go. Brown restarted fifth and put a slide job up to third. The result was Haudenschild actually diving back under to reclaim the spot, and Bayston regaining fourth. Lap 19 would see Brown get under Bayston for the final transfer spot, however. Shortly after, Bayston made heavy contact with the turn one wall, but kept it going. Anthony Macri claimed fifth from him at that point.

Abreu cruised to the win with Madsen, Haudenschild and Brown in tow. Macri, Bayston, Day, Henderson, Brady Bacon and Dylan Cisney rounded out the top ten. Brandon Wimmer and Henderson set quick time over their respective groups. Cisney, Logan Wagner, Gennetten, Macri, Brown and Haudenschild won heat races. Jake Bubak won the C main, and Cory Eliason and Kyle Reinhardt took B mains. Eliason’s trip to the B happened when he finished in a transfer spot in his heat, but lost a muffler.

“It was a solid performance for my team,” said Abreu in Victory Lane. “I felt like I kind of let the down last night with some poor decisions. Hat’s off to them. I’m just thankful to be a part of a great race team. These races are difficult to win. Track position is so key, and it all comes down to qualifying. It comes down to two laps before we even start racing.”

“I had one chance to send it there after the first restart,” said Madsen. “The top four was more important than heroics at that moment. The guys worked really hard on the racecar, and we had a really good racecar at the end. It was really comfortable to drive that 25 laps. We’ll see if we can make a charge tomorrow.”

“I didn’t want to see those restarts,” said Haudenschild. “I got past (Bayston) there once we got to lapped traffic, and the yellow came out right away. I had to figure out how to get going on the starts. I threw a bomb at the #5 and he was able to get back under me. I knew on that next restart, I’d have to do something different. I’m glad I was able to run the top of one and turn down and get that run.”

“(Stuff) was going on out there, I can guarantee you that,” said Brown. “Just chaos. Everybody knows how important this race is to our race team, and this has not been a great week. It just seems like we can’t get anything going. It’s just been a long week, but we don’t give up. Until that last checkered flag flies, we’re going to keep driving our butt off. I’d like thank the crowd for their support!”

The 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s concludes Saturday night with the championship $175,000 to win finale! For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

(Tomorrow’s Lineups Below Results)

61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s “Hard Knox” Night Results

Time Trial Group #1 (started), 2 laps: 1. 6B, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (1), 15.832; 2. 14, Corey Day, Clovis, CA (6), 15.856; 3. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (13), 15.880; 4. 1AU, Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (19), 15.923; 5. 73, Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI (2), 15.966; 6. 71, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (11), 15.970; 7. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 15.987; 8. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (32), 16.007; 9. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.014; 10. 5C, Dylan Cisney, Port Royal, PA (28), 16.018; 11. 1, Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (25), 16.028; 12. 49X, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (27), 16.036; 13. 7S, Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, BC, Can. (23), 16.064; 14. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (10), 16.071; 15. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (4), 16.073; 16. 55T, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (14), 16.084; 17. 17S, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (12), 16.104; 18. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (36), 16.203; 19. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (9), 16.204; 20. 16A, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (26), 16.246; 21. 13JT, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (21), 16.261; 22. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (31), 16.262; 23. 101, Lachlan McHugh, Gold Coast, QLD, Aus (16), 16.284; 24. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (17), 16.301; 25. 17C, Carson Short, Marion, IL (15), 16.329; 26. 11T, TJ Stutts, Liverpool, PA (5), 16.358; 27. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (29), 16.398; 28. 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (30), 16.431; 29. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (22), 16.456; 30. 1X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (33), 16.496; 31. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (7), 16.549; 32. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (35), 16.586; 33. 6, Bill Rose, Plainfield, IN (3), 16.639; 34. 97, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (8), 16.652; 35. 2KK, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (24), 16.896; 36. 14H, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (34), NT

Time Trial Group #2 (started), 2 laps: 1. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (17), 16.286; 2. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (21), 16.297; 3. 83JR, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (5), 16.309; 4. 5, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (2), 16.318; 5. 42, Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA (10), 16.328; 6. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (33), 16.332; 7. 3Z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (15), 16.347; 8. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (26), 16.383; 9. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (1), 16.398; 10. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (28), 16.413; 11. 20G, Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (36), 16.489; 12. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (4), 16.503; 13. 91, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (18), 16.525; 14. 55W, Mike Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (3), 16.549; 15. 16, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (35), 16.555; 16. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (6), 16.567; 17. 21H, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (27), 16.569; 18. 1M, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (8), 16.588; 19. 47X, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (9), 16.637; 20. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (22), 16.639; 21. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (25), 16.664; 22. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (30), 16.669; 23. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (13), 16.691; 24. 19W, Chris Windom, Canton, IL (34), 16.694; 25. 35K, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (20), 16.705; 26. 83T, Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (31), 16.751; 27. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (19), 16.759; 28. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (12), 16.802; 29. 11N, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (14), 16.991; 30. 45, Rusty Hickman, Bendigo, VIC, Aust. (11), 17.009; 31. 9JR, Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (32), 17.074; 32. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (16), 17.101; 33. 10, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (29), 17.188; 34. 4W, Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN (23), 17.366; 35. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (7), 17.458; 36. 97G, Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN (24), 17.538

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.8: 1. Dylan Cisney (1); 2. Terry McCarl (2); 3. Marcus Dumesny (3) / 4. Brandon Wimmer (4); 5. Robbie Price (5); 6. Carson Short (9); 7. McKenna Haase (6); 8. Zach Hampton (8); 9. Thomas Kennedy (7); 10. Ryan Roberts (10); 11. Greg Wilson (12); 12. Tyler Drueke (11)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.6: 1. Logan Wagner (1); 2. Hunter Schuerenberg (2); 3. Corey Day (4) / 4. Sammy Swindell (6); 5. Scotty Thiel (3); 6. Colby Copeland (7); 7. Lachlan McHugh (8); 8. Roger Crockett (11); 9. Bill Balog (5); 10. Bobby Mincer (10); 11. TJ Stutts (9); 12. Kevin Ingle (12)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.4: 1. Ayrton Gennetten (4); 2. Cale Thomas (1); 3. Sawyer Phillips (2) / 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (6); 5. Clint Garner (8); 6. Carson McCarl (9); 7. Matt Juhl (5); 8. Jake Bubak (10); 9. Mark Dobmeier (7); 10. Bill Rose (11); DQ (crossed 3rd, muffler) Cory Eliason (3) DNS – Josh Higday

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.5: 1. Anthony Macri (1); 2. Brock Zearfoss (2); 3. Spencer Bayston (3) / 4. Justin Henderson (4); 5. Kyle Reinhardt (5); 6. Blake Hahn (8); 7. Dylan Westbrook (7); 8. Skylar Gee (10); 9. Chad Kemenah (9); 10. Derek Hagar (11); 11. Kraig Kinser (6); 12. Matt Wasmund (12)

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.6: 1. Brian Brown (2); 2. Rico Abreu (4); 3. Brady Bacon (6) / 4. Noah Gass (1); 5. Sye Lynch (3); 6. Josh Schneiderman (8); 7. Mike Wagner (5); 8. Shane Golobic (7); 9. Jordan Goldesberry (11); 10. Dustin Selvage (12); 11. Harli White (10); 12. Tanner Carrick (9)

Heat six (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.5: 1. Sheldon Haudenschild (3); 2. Brooke Tatnell (5); 3. Kerry Madsen (4) / 4. Chris Martin (1); 5. Riley Goodno (2); 6. Chris Windom (8); 7. Don Droud Jr. (6); 8. Rusty Hickman (10); 9. Scott Bogucki (9); 10. Skylar Prochaska (11); 11. Alan Gilbertson (12); 12. Davey Heskin (7)

C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:59.8: 1. Jake Bubak (1); 2. Rusty Hickman (2); 3. Roger Crockett (5); 4. Tyler Drueke (3); 5. Derek Hagar (4); 6. Jordan Goldesberry (6); 7. Matt Wasmund (10); 8. Greg Wilson (9); 9. Skylar Prochaska (8); 10. Kevin Ingle (11); 11. Bill Rose (7); 12. Alan Gilbertson (13); DQ (crossed 6th, No Scale) Dustin Selvage (12)

B main one (started), 12 Laps, 3:40.6: 1. Cory Eliason (3); 2. Brandon Wimmer (1); 3. McKenna Haase (7) / 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (9); 5. Scotty Thiel (2); 6. Bill Balog (5); 7. Matt Juhl (6); 8. Mark Dobmeier (12); 9. Lachlan McHugh (14); 10. Sammy Swindell (8); 11. Thomas Kennedy (10); 12. Zach Hampton (13); 13. Clint Garner (15); 14. Ryan Roberts (19); 15. Carson McCarl (18); 16. Robbie Price (4); 17. Colby Copeland (11); 18. Roger Crockett (22); 19. Bobby Mincer (20); 20. Derek Hagar (23); 21. Jake Bubak (21); 22. Matt Wasmund (24); 23. Carson Short (16); 24. TJ Stutts (17)

B main two (started), 12 Laps, 3:44.1: 1. Kyle Reinhardt (6); 2. Sye Lynch (2); 3. Justin Henderson (1) / 4. Riley Goodno (3); 5. Shane Golobic (11); 6. Don Droud Jr. (9); 7. Noah Gass (4); 8. Mike Wagner (7); 9. Davey Heskin (12); 10. Blake Hahn (13); 11. Scott Bogucki (18); 12. Chris Martin (5); 13. Chad Kemenah (16); 14. Rusty Hickman (19); 15. Kraig Kinser (8); 16. Tanner Carrick (15); 17. Josh Schneiderman (14); 18. Skylar Gee (17); 19. Dylan Westbrook (10); 20. Greg Wilson (23); 21. Harli White (20); 22. Jordan Goldesberry (21); 23. Tyler Drueke (22) DNS - Chris Windom

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Rico Abreu (2); 2. Kerry Madsen (4); 3. Sheldon Haudenschild (8); 4. Brian Brown (12) / 5. Anthony Macri (14); 6. Spencer Bayston (6); 7. Corey Day (1); 8. Justin Henderson (24); 9. Brady Bacon (18); 10. Dylan Cisney (13); 11. Brooke Tatnell (16); 12. Sawyer Phillips (11); 13. Terry McCarl (7); 14. Brock Zearfoss (10); 15. Kyle Reinhardt (20); 16. McKenna Haase (23); 17. Sye Lynch (22); 18. Logan Wagner (15); 19. Cale Thomas (17); 20. Cory Eliason (19); 21. Marcus Dumesny (5); 22. Brandon Wimmer (21); 23. Hunter Schuerenberg (9); 24. Ayrton Gennetten (3). Lap Leader: Abreu 1-25. Hard-charger: Henderson.

Saturday’s Lineups

A MAIN

1. 88 Austin McCarl (477) 7BC Tyler Courtney (473)

2. 15 Donny Schatz (469) 2 David Gravel (469)

3. 41 Carson Macedo (467) 57 Kyle Larson (462)

4. 19 Brent Marks (462) 27H Daryn Pittman (459)

5. 49 Brad Sweet (458) 25 JJ Hickle (458)

6. 1A Jacob Allen (457) 11M Parker Price-Miller (457)

7. 39 Justin Sanders (456) 11X Buddy Kofoid (453)

8. 7TAZ Tasker Phillips (451) 8 Aaron Reutzel (447)

9. B Transfer #1 B Transfer #2

10. B Transfer #3 B Transfer #4

11. 24R Rico Abreu (St. Helena, CA) 83JR Kerry Madsen (St. Marys, NSW, Aust)

12. 17 Sheldon Haudenschild (Wooster, OH) 21 Brian Brown (Grain Valley, MO)

** Subject to Change **

B MAIN

1. 18 Gio Scelzi (445) 1S Logan Schuchart (444)

2. 2K Lynton Jeffrey (443) 26 Zeb Wise (442)

3. 83 James McFadden (441) 13 Justin Peck (441)

4. 14J Cole Macedo (435) 2KS Ian Madsen (434)

5. 9 Kasey Kahne (431) 3TK Tim Kaeding (431)

6. 39M Anthony Macri (Dillsburg, PA) 5 Spencer Bayston (Lebanon, IN)

7. 14 Corey Day (Clovis, CA) 7 Justin Henderson (Tea, SD)

8. 21H Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, OK) 5C Dylan Cisney (Port Royal, PA)

9. 16 Brooke Tatnell (Sans Souci, NSW, Aust) 3P Sawyer Phillips (Pleasantville, IA)

10. 24 Terry McCarl (Altoona, IA) 3Z Brock Zearfoss (Jonestown, PA)

** Subject to Change **

C MAIN

1. 91 Kyle Reinhardt (Neptune City, NJ) 55T McKenna Haase (Des Moines, IA)

2. 42 Sye Lynch (Apollo, PA) 1 Logan Wagner (Harrisonville, PA)

3. 49X Cale Thomas (Fairland, IN) 71 Cory Eliason (Visalia, CA)

4. 1AU Marcus Dumesny (Sydney, NSW, Aust) 6B Brandon Wimmer (Fairmount, IN)

5. 55 Hunter Schuerenberg (Sikeston, MO) 3 Ayrton Gennetten (Gravois Mills, MO)

6. 15H Sam Hafertepe Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX) 22 Riley Goodno (Knoxville, IA)

7. 73 Scotty Thiel (Sheboygan, WI) 17W Shane Golobic (Fremont, CA)

8. 17B Bill Balog (Hartland, WI) 1M Don Droud Jr. (Lincoln, NE)

9. 09 Matt Juhl (Tea, SD) 20G Noah Gass (Mounds, OK)

10. 13JT Mark Dobmeier (Grand Forks, ND) 55W Mike Wagner (Harrisonville, PA)

** Subject to Change **

D MAIN

1. 101 Lachlan McHugh (Gold Coast, QLD, Aust) 2M Davey Heskin (St. Michael, MN)

2. 17S Sammy Swindell (Lakeland, TN) 52 Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, OK)

3. 21K Thomas Kennedy (Winnipeg, MB, Can) 84 Scott Bogucki (McLaren Vale, SA, Aust)

4. 35 Zach Hampton (Plainfield, IN) 44 Chris Martin (Ankeny, IA)

5. 40 Clint Garner (Sioux Falls, SD) 35K Chad Kemenah (Alvada, OH)

6. 18R Ryan Roberts (Aurora, NE) 45 Rusty Hickman (Bendigo, VIC, Aust)

7. 27 Carson McCarl (Altoona, IA) 11K Kraig Kinser (Bloomington, IN)

8. 7S Robbie Price (Cobble Hill, BC, Can) 83T Tanner Carrick (Lincoln, CA)

9. 16A Colby Copeland (Roseville, CA) 49J Josh Schneiderman (West Burlington, IA)

10. 11 Roger Crockett (Broken Arrow, OK) 99 Skylar Gee (Leduc, ALB, Can)

** Subject to Change **

E MAIN

1. 15M Bobby Mincer (Burlington, IA) 47X Dylan Westbrook (Scotland, ONT, Can)

2. 9JR Derek Hagar (Marion, AR) 97 Greg Wilson (Benton Ridge, OH)

3. 1X Jake Bubak (Arvada, CO) 11N Harli White (Lindsay, OK)

4. 4W Matt Wasmund (Jackson, MN) 65 Jordan Goldesberry (Springfield, IL)

5. 17C Carson Short (Marion, IL) 12 Tyler Drueke (Eagle, NE)

6. 11T TJ Stutts (Liverpool, PA) 19W Chris Windom (Canton, IL)

7. 10 Skylar Prochaska (Lakefield, MN) 2KK Kevin Ingle (Huron, SD)

8. 6 Bill Rose (Plainfield, IN) 97G Alan Gilbertson (Kasson, MN)

9. 7W Dustin Selvage (Indianola, IA) 14H Josh Higday (Des Moines, IA)

** Subject to Change **

 

 

Jacob Allen Wins First Ever at Knoxville on Night #2 of the Nationals!
Austin McCarl Earns the Pole for Saturday Night
by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 11, 2022) ‚€“ Jacob Allen realized a dream by adding his name to the winner‚€™s list at Knoxville Raceway Thursday on Night #2 of the 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey‚€™s. The win was worth $12,000 to the Hanover, Pennsylvania resident and came aboard the Shark Racing #1a. Jacob joined his teammate Logan Schuchart, who won Wednesday, and his father Bobby as a Knoxville winner. Austin McCarl emerged as the high point man, and earned $2,000 from SprintCarUnlimited.com as the pole-sitter for Saturday‚€™s $175,000 to win finale.

Allen shot by pole-sitter Zeb Wise to lead early in the 25-lap main event, ahead of Brad Sweet, Lynton Jeffrey and Austin McCarl. McCarl used the low side to get by Jeffrey for fourth on lap three. Kyle Larson, who had to transfer through the B, made quick work of the backside of the feature lineup, and was tenth by lap six.

Sweet passed Wise for second, and started his pursuit of Allen on lap seven. Carson Macedo entered the top five by lap eight. He passed McCarl for fourth on lap 14, and two circuits later, disposed of Wise for the third spot. McCarl would work by Wise himself with seven laps to go and secure fourth.

Sweet reeled in Allen in traffic and passed him briefly on the 21st lap. Allen was back in front at the line, however and continued his pace. Macedo entered the battle late, but Allen was too strong, and raced across the line for his first victory here.

Sweet held down second, ahead of Macedo, high point-getter McCarl and hard-charger Larson. Wise, Tyler Courtney, Kasey Kahne, Jeffrey and JJ Hickle completed the top ten. Tasker Phillips registered quick time over the 50-car field and earned enough points to nail down his first Knoxville Nationals berth. Dylan Cisney, Zach Hampton, Hhickle, Brian Brown and Jack Dover won heat races. Daryn Pittman won the B main and Skylar Gee took the C.

‚€œThis is so amazing!‚€Ě said Allen in Victory Lane. ‚€œTo get my Dad‚€™s #1a car‚€¶looks like it did when he won the Nationals (1990). What else can you really say? I had to hold off Brad Sweet, who‚€™s a champ here. I‚€™m just so blessed and thankful. A Knoxville victory just tops it off! Let‚€™s go! I was telling Logan I could throw up before this feature starts. You put the pressure on me (after winning) Wednesday. What would it be like if Shark Racing swept the wins on the prelim nights. What an amazing night! When Shark Racing first came out on the road, they wouldn‚€™t think that we were capable of doing this. To be able to accomplish this, it just shows you that no matter how hard you work at something‚€¶if you believe it and you want it, it can happen. It felt like a game of cat and mouse with the ‚€˜Big Cat.‚€™ Brad‚€™s the man. He was the one I was worried about. He‚€™s a great competitor and one of my friends. If it wasn‚€™t for talking to Brad many times throughout these years, I probably wouldn‚€™t be here either. Brad‚€™s been very good to me.‚€Ě

‚€œI‚€™m happy for Jake,‚€Ě said Sweet. ‚€œThat was cool to see the 1a get back to Victory Lane here at Knoxville. I‚€™ve been friends with Scruffy and those guys. I‚€™m a little disappointed. I thought we had a shot there. I just didn‚€™t make the right moves. When I slid him over there, I wonder what would have happened if I just hit the bottom and stuck it. I think I would have been better off. I never could get the same run. But he did a great job. He weaved his way through all that (traffic), and it‚€™s hard to get a win at Knoxville. We‚€™ll take a second. I think we‚€™re locked in the A. We‚€™ve got our work to do Saturday.‚€Ě

‚€œI actually got a little bit of a bad start there and had to just reel it back in,‚€Ě said Macedo. ‚€œI felt like I got to the top and was really making momentum and speed, and then got by a few cars. All of a sudden, I could see Brad and Jacob. I looked at the board and saw they were running one and two. I reeled them in fairly fast, but kind of faded at the end. I started getting tight in dirty air. I thought Jacob did a really good job. I think we‚€™re sitting nice in points and locked into Saturday night, so you can‚€™t ask for much more than that.‚€Ě

The 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey‚€™s continues Thursday, August 8 with Qualifying Night #2! For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway‚€™s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

(Points Below Results)

61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey‚€™s Qualifying Night #2 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (3), 15.407; 2. 11X, Buddy Kofoid, Penngrove, CA (21), 15.419; 3. 27H, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (17), 15.427; 4. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (14), 15.443; 5. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (4), 15.452; 6. 5, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (18), 15.485; 7. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (35), 15.506; 8. 16, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (5), 15.529; 9. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (13), 15.550; 10. 42, Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA (12), 15.552; 11. 41, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (19), 15.623; 12. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (10), 15.646; 13. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (27), 15.650; 14. 17S, Sammy Swindell, Lakeland, TN (29), 15.656; 15. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (6), 15.711; 16. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (30), 15.732; 17. 2K, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (8), 15.736; 18. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (32), 15.753; 19. 11N, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (2), 15.756; 20. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (31), 15.769; 21. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (28), 15.785; 22. 26, Zeb Wise, Angola, IN (20), 15.815; 23. 19W, Chris Windom, Canton, IL (25), 15.822; 24. 3TK, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (42), 15.830; 25. 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (22), 15.837; 26. 49X, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (43), 15.840; 27. 9, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (40), 15.841; 28. 11T, TJ Stutts, Liverpool, PA (11), 15.845; 29. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (7), 15.855; 30. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (37), 15.868; 31. 5C, Dylan Cisney, Port Royal, PA (26), 15.886; 32. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (1), 15.905; 33. 1, Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (24), 15.911; 34. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (46), 15.919; 35. 20G, Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (16), 15.928; 36. 83T, Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (23), 15.929; 37. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (44), 16.009; 38. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (33), 16.048; 39. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (39), 16.048; 40. 53, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (41), 16.091; 41. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (15), 16.12; 42. 83JR, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (48), 16.158; 43. 14H, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (45), 16.202; 44. 6, Bill Rose, Plainfield, IN (36), 16.226; 45. 97, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (38), 16.299; 46. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (34), 16.337; 47. 35K, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (49), 16.404; 48. 4W, Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN (50), 16.537; 49. 97G, Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN (47), 16.677; 50. 6A, Adam Cruea, Troy, OH (9), NT

Heat one (started), 10 Laps, 2:43.3: 1. Dylan Cisney (2); 2. Jacob Allen (4); 3. Cale Thomas (3); 4. Carson Macedo (6) / 5. Tanner Carrick (1); 6. Tasker Phillips (8); 7. Carson McCarl (5); 8. Spencer Bayston (7) / 9. Skylar Gee (9); 10. Tyler Drueke (10)

Heat two (started), 10 Laps, 2:45.0: 1. Zach Hampton (1); 2. Kasey Kahne (3); 3. Zeb Wise (4); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (5) / 5. Matt Juhl (6); 6. Buddy Kofoid (8); 7. Kyle Larson (7); 8. Bobby Mincer (2) / 9. Chad Kemenah (9) DNS - 10. Kerry Madsen

Heat three (started), 10 Laps, 2:44.0: 1. JJ Hickle (6); 2. Logan Wagner (2); 3. Brad Sweet (5); 4. Chris Windom (4) / 5. Brooke Tatnell (7); 6. Daryn Pittman (8); 7. TJ Stutts (3); 8. Chris Martin (1) / 9. Josh Higday (9); 10. Matt Wasmund (10)

Heat four (started), 10 Laps, 2:44.7: 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. Tim Kaeding (4); 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 4. Tyler Courtney (8) / 5. Anthony Macri (7); 6. Kraig Kinser (3); 7. Harli White (5); 8. Sammy Swindell (6) / 9. Bill Rose (9); 10. Alan Gilbertson (10)

Heat five (started), 10 Laps, 2:47.9: 1. Jack Dover (1); 2. Noah Gass (2); 3. Bill Balog (3); 4. Austin McCarl (8) / 5. Rico Abreu (5); 6. Ryan Roberts (4); 7. Sye Lynch (7); 8. Thomas Kennedy (6) / 9. Greg Wilson (9); 10. Adam Cruea (10)

C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:50.3: 1. Skylar Gee (1); 2. Josh Higday (3); 3. Greg Wilson (5); 4. Chad Kemenah (7) / 5. Bill Rose (2); 6. Tyler Drueke (4); 7. Matt Wasmund (6); 8. Alan Gilbertson (8) DNS - 9. Kerry Madsen; 10. Adam Cruea

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Daryn Pittman (3); 2. Kyle Larson (5); 3. Tasker Phillips (1); 4. Buddy Kofoid (2) / 5. Anthony Macri (7); 6. Sye Lynch (8); 7. Rico Abreu (14); 8. Sammy Swindell (10); 9. Harli White (13); 10. Matt Juhl (9); 11. Carson McCarl (12); 12. Chris Martin (20); 13. Thomas Kennedy (11); 14. Chad Kemenah (24); 15. Skylar Gee (21); 16. Josh Higday (22); 17. Tanner Carrick (19); 18. Ryan Roberts (15); 19. Greg Wilson (23); 20. Kraig Kinser (17); 21. Spencer Bayston (4); 22. TJ Stutts (16); 23. Bobby Mincer (18); 24. Brooke Tatnell (6)

A main (started), 25 Laps, 7:27.6: 1. Jacob Allen (2); 2. Brad Sweet (3); 3. Carson Macedo (6); 4. Austin McCarl (7); 5. Kyle Larson (22); 6. Zeb Wise (1); 7. Tyler Courtney (8); 8. Kasey Kahne (12); 9. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 10. JJ Hickle (5); 11. Tim Kaeding (10); 12. Daryn Pittman (21); 13. Chris Windom (9); 14. Dylan Cisney (14); 15. Brian Brown (19); 16. Buddy Kofoid (24); 17. Noah Gass (17); 18. Tasker Phillips (23); 19. Bill Balog (13); 20. Cale Thomas (11); 21. Zach Hampton (18); 22. Logan Wagner (15); 23. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (16); 24. Jack Dover (20). Lap Leader: Allen 1-25. Hard-charger: Larson.

Combined Point Totals

Drivers Locked into Saturday‚€™s A

1 88 Austin McCarl 477
2 7BC Tyler Courtney 473
3 15 Donny Schatz 469
4 2 David Gravel 469
5 41 Carson Macedo 467
6 57 Kyle Larson 462
7 19 Brent Marks 462
8 27H Daryn Pittman 459
9 49 Brad Sweet 458
10 25 JJ Hickle 458
11 1A Jacob Allen 457
12 11M Parker Price-Miller 457
13 39 Justin Sanders 456
14 11X Buddy Kofoid 453
15 7TAZ Tasker Phillips 451
16 8 Aaron Reutzel 447

Drivers Locked into Saturday‚€™s B

17 18 Gio Scelzi 445
18 1S Logan Schuchart 444
19 2K Lynton Jeffrey 443
20 26 Zeb Wise 442
21 83 James McFadden 441
22 13 Justin Peck 441
23 14J Cole Macedo 435
24 2KS Ian Madsen 434
25 9 Kasey Kahne 431
26 3TK Tim Kaeding 431

Drivers eligible to compete in Friday‚€™s FVP Hard Knox Night

27 19W Chris Windom 423
28 14 Corey Day 422
29 11 Roger Crockett 417
30 16A Colby Copeland 416
31 5C Dylan Cisney 414
32 3 Ayrton Gennetten 414
33 39M Anthony Macri 414
34 55 Hunter Schuerenberg 410
35 17W Shane Golobic 407
36 49X Cale Thomas 406
37 17 Sheldon Haudenschild 405
38 42 Sye Lynch 404
39 49J Josh Schneiderman 401
40 17B Bill Balog 400
41 101 Lachlan McHugh 399
42 17C Carson Short 398
43 09 Matt Juhl 398
44 20G Noah Gass 397
45 21 Brian Brown 396
46 7 Justin Henderson 396
47 91 Kyle Reinhardt 395
48 21H Brady Bacon 395
49 55T McKenna Haase 392
50 1 Logan Wagner 391
51 73 Scotty Thiel 390
52 55W Mike Wagner 390
53 17S Sammy Swindell 389
54 35 Zach Hampton 388
55 24R Rico Abreu 388
56 7S Robbie Price 386
57 3P Sawyer Phillips 385
58 15H Sam Hafertepe Jr. 384
59 2M Davey Heskin 384
60 13JT Mark Dobmeier 382
61 27 Carson McCarl 382
62 71 Cory Eliason 381
63 6B Brandon Wimmer 380
64 11N Harli White 380
65 5 Spencer Bayston 379
66 16 Brooke Tatnell 378
67 21K Thomas Kennedy 377
68 53 Jack Dover 376
69 7W Dustin Selvage 376
70 24 Terry McCarl 373
71 1AU Marcus Dumesny 360
72 18R Ryan Roberts 353
73 11K Kraig Kinser 341
74 83T Tanner Carrick 336
75 11T TJ Stutts 336
76 44 Chris Martin 333
77 84 Scott Bogucki 333
78 20 AJ Moeller 332
79 15M Bobby Mincer 323
80 40 Clint Garner 323
81 99 Skylar Gee 318
82 3Z Brock Zearfoss 318
83 14H Josh Higday 312
84 35K Chad Kemenah 308
85 47X Dylan Westbrook 306
86 97 Greg Wilson 302
87 65 Jordan Goldesberry 302
88 2KK Kevin Ingle 301
89 22 Riley Goodno 293
90 6 Bill Rose 282
91 10 Skylar Prochaska 278
92 83JR Kerry Madsen 275
93 12 Tyler Drueke 273
94 9JR Derek Hagar 272
95 1X Jake Bubak 271
96 4W Matt Wasmund 267
97 1M Don Droud Jr. 265
98 97G Alan Gilbertson 263
99 45 Rusty Hickman 257
100 6A Adam Cruea 257
101 52 Blake Hahn 230


 

 

Logan Schuchart Jets to Victory on Night #1 of Knoxville Nationals!
Donny Schatz and David Gravel Share Highest Point Totals

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 10, 2022)  In almost a replay of Sunday Capitani Classic at the Knoxville Raceway, Logan Schuchart outlasted Donny Schatz to win Night #1 of the 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Caseys on BRANDs Professional Agriculture Qualifying Night. The win was worth $12,000 to the Hanover, Pennsylvania, and came aboard the Shark Racing #1s. Before a lap could be completed, Brandon Wimmer came to a stop and retired. Schuchart led at the outset of the 25-lap main event from the pole position, ahead of Gio Scelzi, James McFadden, Cole Macedo and Justin Peck. Peck hit the low side of four to get by Macedo for fourth.

Davey Heskin slowed six laps in to bring the second cushion. On the restart, McFadden gained second from Scelzi, while Macedo retook fourth from McFadden. Donny Schatz also entered the top five at that point. Macedo‚€™s momentum continued when he gained third from Scelzi on lap eight. Aaron Reutzel went by Schatz for fifth at that point.

Ian Madsen slowed to a stop to bring the final caution on lap nine. Schuchart led McFadden, Macedo, Scelzi, Reutzel and Schatz back to green. The track really got racy at that point, with Scelzi regaining third, and then moving by McFadden for second on lap 11. Schatz was regaining momentum as well and was up to fourth.

On lap 13, Schatz worked by McFadden for third. He took second from Scelzi four laps later, and set his sights on the leader. They hit lapped traffic with seven to go, and Schatz gained ground. On lap 22, he appeared to be gaining on Schuchart, but a lapper on the bottom of turn three, slowed his progress.

In the end, Schuchart beat Schatz, a late charging David Gravel, Scelzi and McFadden to the line. Reutzel, Peck, Macedo, Corey Day and Roger Crockett rounded out the top ten. Parker Price-Miller set quick time over the 51-car field and won the B main. Carson Short, Day, Brandon Wimmer, Scotty Thiel and Mark Dobmeier won the heats. Brock Zearfoss claimed the C main.

‚€œI think we‚€™re good when we get the racetrack like this and get to racing around,‚€Ě said Schuchart in Victory Lane. ‚€œWe still have to work on qualifying. The last restart, I really stuttered before it took off. It was really racy for a Wednesday night. I couldn‚€™t get the quite the run I wanted to, especially when I ran the top. It pulled on the left side really hard. I wanted to diamond the corner. The middle had so much meat, but I didn‚€™t feel like I could do it. I kind of felt like a sitting duck. I thought I‚€™d see Donny there at the end, but we were able to hold on for the win.‚€Ě

‚€œI didn‚€™t know if that was a lapped car or if he was stopping there,‚€Ě said Schatz of his late momentum killer. ‚€œIt kind of killed our momentum. I needed to get there, and the only way was in three and four, just driving across the bottom. We got there. It wasn‚€™t easy by any means, but it gave us an opportunity from Sunday night to try a little something and we were a little freer there. We should be sitting good. We passed some cars and finished second. Points are important on a night like tonight.‚€Ě

‚€œI was fourth going into one and I don‚€™t know what happened,‚€Ě said Gravel. ‚€œI lost my map for a few laps and went back to eighth. I struggled and then the last ten laps I kind of got my stuff together there. The last lap was probably the best lap of my race. I was able to get by Gio. We just battled. The car just wasn‚€™t quite there in the A. Tonight was a stressful night after seeing everyone else not make it out of the fourth row in the heat. If I hadn‚€™t have done that, we would be in the A main tonight.‚€Ě

The 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey‚€™s continues Thursday, August 8 with Qualifying Night #2! For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway‚€™s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

(Points Below Results)

61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey‚€™s ‚€“ BRANDT Professional Agriculture Qualifying Night #1

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 11M, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (10), 15.362; 2. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (3), 15.543; 3. 39, Justin Sanders, Aromas, CA (17), 15.544; 4. 2KS, Ian Madsen, St. Mary‚€™s, NSW, Aust. (6), 15.577; 5. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (9), 15.584; 6. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (24), 15.606; 7. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 15.628; 8. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (12), 15.632; 9. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (11), 15.664; 10. 2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (20), 15.664; 11. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (32), 15.691; 12. 55T, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (30), 15.700; 13. 21H, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (7), 15.700; 14. 7S, Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, BC, Can. (13), 15.717; 15. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (29), 15.751; 16. 71, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (46), 15.764; 17. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (16), 15.780; 18. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (5), 15.791; 19. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (1), 15.792; 20. 1AU, Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (31), 15.798; 21. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (49), 15.802; 22. 14J, Cole Macedo, Lemoore, CA (14), 15.803; 23. 13, Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN (34), 15.807; 24. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (47), 15.831; 25. 83, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (36), 15.869; 26. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (33), 15.871; 27. 16A, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (28), 15.896; 28. 101, Lachlan McHugh, Gold Coast, QLD, Aust. (51), 15.909; 29. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (22), 15.917; 30. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (25), 15.923; 31. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (40), 15.937; 32. 14, Corey Day, Clovis, CA (42), 15.944; 33. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (27), 15.958; 34. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (48), 15.963; 35. 55W, Mike Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (18), 15.966; 36. 17C, Carson Short, Marion, IL (15), 15.979; 37. 91, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (44), 15.983; 38. 6B, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (41), 16.003; 39. 73, Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI (38), 16.006; 40. 13JT, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (37), 16.029; 41. 3Z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (35), 16.032; 42. 47X, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (26), 16.138; 43. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (19), 16.151; 44. 2KK, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (4), 16.174; 45. 10, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (21), 16.225; 46. 1X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (45), 16.283; 47. 1M, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (50), 16.286; 48. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (39), 16.314; 49. 9JR, Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (43), 16.388; 50. 45, Rusty Hickman, Bendigo, VIC, Aust. (8), 16.612; 51. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (23), NT

Heat one (started), 10 Laps, 2:43.0: 1. Carson Short (1); 2. Aaron Reutzel (4); 3. Logan Schuchart (3); 4. Donny Schatz (6) / 5. AJ Moeller (2); 6. Cory Eliason (5); 7. Ayrton Gennetten (7); 8. Parker Price-Miller (8) / 9. Brock Zearfoss (9); 10. Jake Bubak (10)

Heat two (started), 10 Laps, 2:42.3: 1. Corey Day (2); 2. Kyle Reinhardt (1); 3. Colby Copeland (3); 4. Cole Macedo (4) / 5. Brent Marks (8); 6. Terry McCarl (5); 7. McKenna Haase (6); 8. Sawyer Phillips (7) / 9. Dylan Westbrook (9) DNS - 10. Don Droud Jr.

Heat three (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Brandon Wimmer (1); 2. Justin Peck (4); 3. Hunter Schuerenberg (2); 4. Lachlan McHugh (3) / 5. Justin Sanders (8); 6. Brady Bacon (6); 7. Dustin Selvage (5); 8. Sheldon Haudenschild (7) / 9. Jordan Goldesberry (9); 10. Riley Goodno (10)

Heat four (started), 10 Laps, 2:44.6: 1. Scotty Thiel (1); 2. Gio Scelzi (4); 3. Davey Heskin (2); 4. Roger Crockett (3) / 5. Robbie Price (6); 6. Shane Golobic (7); 7. Ian Madsen (8); 8. Kevin Ingle (9) / 9. Derek Hagar (10); 10. Clint Garner (5)

Heat five (started), 10 Laps, 2:44.0: 1. Mark Dobmeier (1); 2. James McFadden (4); 3. Mike Wagner (2); 4. David Gravel (7) / 5. Justin Henderson (6); 6. Scott Bogucki (3); 7. Marcus Dumesny (5); 8. Josh Schneiderman (8) / 9. Skylar Prochaska (9) DNS - 10. Rusty Hickman

C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:42.4: 1. Brock Zearfoss (2); 2. Dylan Westbrook (3); 3. Riley Goodno (8); 4. Jordan Goldesberry (4) / 5. Derek Hagar (7); 6. Skylar Prochaska (5); 7. Jake Bubak (6); 8. Clint Garner (1) DNS - 9. Don Droud Jr., 10. Rusty Hickman 11. Blake Hahn

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:23.6: 1. Parker Price-Miller (1); 2. Brent Marks (2); 3. Ian Madsen (4); 4. Justin Sanders (3) / 5. Ayrton Gennetten (6); 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (8); 7. Shane Golobic (9); 8. Justin Henderson (13); 9. Brady Bacon (11); 10. McKenna Haase (10); 11. Josh Schneiderman (5); 12. Dustin Selvage (16); 13. Cory Eliason (14); 14. Robbie Price (12); 15. Brock Zearfoss (19); 16. Terry McCarl (15); 17. Sawyer Phillips (7); 18. Marcus Dumesny (17); 19. Riley Goodno (21); 20. Dylan Westbrook (22); 21. Jordan Goldesberry (23); 22. Kevin Ingle (20); 23. Scott Bogucki (18) DNS - 24. AJ Moeller

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Logan Schuchart (1); 2. Donny Schatz (7); 3. David Gravel (8); 4. Gio Scelzi (3); 5. James McFadden (2); 6. Aaron Reutzel (6); 7. Justin Peck (4); 8. Cole Macedo (5); 9. Corey Day (12); 10. Roger Crockett (11); 11. Hunter Schuerenberg (13); 12. Parker Price-Miller (21); 13. Brent Marks (22); 14. Colby Copeland (9); 15. Justin Sanders (24); 16. Kyle Reinhardt (17); 17. Carson Short (16); 18. Scotty Thiel (19); 19. Mike Wagner (15); 20. Lachlan McHugh (10); 21. Mark Dobmeier (20); 22. Ian Madsen (23); 23. Davey Heskin (14); 24. Brandon Wimmer (18). Lap Leader: Schuchart 1-25. Hard-charger: Price-Miller.

Wednesday Points

1 15 Donny Schatz 469
2 2 David Gravel 469
3 19 Brent Marks 462
4 11M Parker Price-Miller 457
5 39 Justin Sanders 456
6 8 Aaron Reutzel 447
7 18 Gio Scelzi 445
8 1S Logan Schuchart 444
9 83 James McFadden 441
10 13 Justin Peck 441
11 14J Cole Macedo 435
12 2KS Ian Madsen 434
13 14 Corey Day 422
14 11 Roger Crockett 417
15 16A Colby Copeland 416
16 3 Ayrton Gennetten 414
17 55 Hunter Schuerenberg 410
18 17W Shane Golobic 407
19 17 Sheldon Haudenschild 405
20 49J Josh Schneiderman 401
21 101 Lachlan McHugh 399
22 17C Carson Short 398
23 7 Justin Henderson 396
24 91 Kyle Reinhardt 395
25 21H Brady Bacon 395
26 55T McKenna Haase 392
27 73 Scotty Thiel 390
28 55W Mike Wagner 390
29 7S Robbie Price 386
30 3P Sawyer Phillips 385
31 2M Davey Heskin 384
32 13JT Mark Dobmeier 382
33 71 Cory Eliason 381
34 6B Brandon Wimmer 380
35 7W Dustin Selvage 376
36 24 Terry McCarl 373
37 1AU Marcus Dumesny 360
38 84 Scott Bogucki 333
39 20 AJ Moeller 332
40 40 Clint Garner 323
41 3Z Brock Zearfoss 318
42 47X Dylan Westbrook 306
43 65 Jordan Goldesberry 302
44 2KK Kevin Ingle 301
45 22 Riley Goodno 293
46 10 Skylar Prochaska 278
47 9JR Derek Hagar 272
48 1X Jake Bubak 271
49 1M Don Droud Jr. 265
50 45 Rusty Hickman 257
51 52 Blake Hahn 230

 

 

 

Logan Schuchart Survives a Thriller to Win Capitani Classic!

Scotty Johnson Wins Fifth of the Season in Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 7, 2022) – Logan Schuchart won a late duel with Donny Schatz and escaped disaster with a well-timed caution to conquer the 11th Annual Xtream Powered by Mediacom Capitani Classic Sunday night at Knoxville Raceway. The win was worth $9,000 for the driver of the Shark Racing #1s. Scotty Johnson made a mid-race pass to claim his fifth victory of the season in the Pro Sprints class.

Schuchart started outside row one for the 25-lap main event and led early over pole-sitter Sye Lynch, Aaron Reutzel, Tyler Courtney and Gio Scelzi. Courtney was an early mover, taking third from Reutzel on lap three before a spin by Tasker Phillips slowed things.

Courtney moved into second on the restart, with Reutzel and Scelzi in tow. By lap five, Reutzel had claimed the runner-up spot from Courtney, while Donny Schatz moved into the top five.

Schatz was on a roll, blowing by Scelzi for fourth on lap six, shooting by Courtney for third on lap eight, and cruising by Reutzel for second on lap ten, as Schuchart began entering lapped traffic.

Schatz gained quickly on Schuchart and took the point in turns three and four with eight to go. Schatz momentum was affected a lap later in the same spot, and Schuchart used the low groove to roar back to the point.

Going down the backstretch on lap 20, Schuchart encountered the slowed car of Brady Bacon, got hard on the brakes and made some contact with the limping sprinter. Somehow, he kept it going, and though Schatz roared by the pair, the yellow lights came on for Bacon, and put Schuchart back at the fore.

The last five laps saw Schatz all over the leader, but unable to get by. Schuchart’s win was the second in his career here, and the first at the Capitani Classic. Schatz finished just .391 of a second behind, followed by Reutzel, Brad Sweet and Parker Price-Miller. Courtney, David Gravel, Scelzi, Anthony Macri and Davey Heskin rounded out the top ten.

Aussies James McFadden and Lynton Jeffrey set quick time over their respective groups. Heskin, Buddy Kofoid, Daryn Pittman, Justi Peck, Macri and Scelzi were heat winners. The B mains were won by McFadden and Brian Brown. The normal Pole Shuffle was canceled because of impending weather. Jeffrey and Brown were both flip victims in their heats, but were uninjured. Brown returned for his B main.

“It’s nice to get back in Victory Lane,” said Schuchart. “We’ve been working so hard. Anytime the 15 car goes by you here, you know he’s going to be good. It’s always tough. I felt so good, I thought there’s no way someone’s going to pass me. I saw a car to the inside of me and I knew exactly who it was before I ever even saw the car. He just rolled around there good, and the lapped cars helped me a little in getting back by him…but they about bit me too. We were able to make it through that, which felt really good. Hopefully, we got some good notes for Saturday. Capitani winners have a good record on Saturday night, and we want to keep that going.”

“That’s what we’re here for…the excitement,” said Schatz. “(Schuchart) was going for it, and we were going for it. He got the better end of it. He’s lucky he didn’t end up crashed (in the caution incident). We don’t want to see anybody tearing stuff up. Everyone’s bringing their good stuff here tonight and seeing what you got. I saw it coming, I tried to just get out of the way. I felt we were a little better, we just couldn’t find a way around. He moved around the racetrack and hustled it hard. We just couldn’t get it done. It’s good to get the week started good. The guys will go try to make things better, and they’ve been doing a good job of that. I can’t wait for Wednesday.”

“It’s a great night,” said Reutzel. “The field of cars that are in this race…it’s hard enough just to make it. To run third…we’re really proud of that. We tried some things tonight, because we felt like it would be a good time to test leading into Nationals. I think there’s a few things we’ll change to make ourselves a little better.”

The Pro Sprints 15-lap feature got off to a rough start when pole-sitter Mike Johnston was slow to take off, setting a chain reaction that saw Brandon Worthington get upside down. He was not injured. The second try at green saw Scotty Johnson, who was starting outside row one, jump and get penalized a row.

Things were all green from there. Johnston shot out and set a good pace in the lead, while Johnson settled into second, ahead of Jeff Wilke and Kade Higday, up from row four. Higday shot by Wilke for third on the second lap.

Johnston’s run was a good one on the low side, but a minor slip up on the tenth circuit, gave Johnson an opportunity, and he took it. Johnson roared by into the point with just five laps remaining.

Higday continued his good run, snatching second from Johnston on the white flag lap. Johnson’s fifth win of the season came ahead of Higday, Johnston, Tyler Groenendyk and Wilke. Chase Young, Mike Mayberry, Eric Bridger, Ryan Navritil and Josh Jones completed the top ten. Higday set quick time, and Groenendyk and Mayberry were heat winners.

“That was probably one of the best races I ever ran,” said Johnson in Victory Lane. “(Johnston) and I were at it the whole time. He was right there and I was right there. I was just hoping he’d mess up off the bottom. When he did, I was able to take advantage. We had some last minute adjustments. The track changed completely after the rain (a short delay prior to the feature).”

The 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s opens up Wednesday, August 7 with BRANDT Professional Agriculture Night! For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

(Points/Saturday Lineups Below Results)

11th Annual Xtream Powered by Mediacom Capitani Classic Presented by Great Southern Bank

Time Trial Group #1 (started), 2 laps: 1. 83, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (5), 15.737; 2. 15X, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (33), 15.786; 3. 11, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (13), 15.846; 4. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (29), 15.863; 5. 71, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (28), 15.869; 6. 21H, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (4), 15.874; 7. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (12), 15.874; 8. 2X, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (27), 15.902; 9. 27H, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (9), 15.903; 10. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (1), 15.917; 11. 11M, Buddy Kofoid, Penngrove, CA (10), 15.932; 12. 83JR, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (14), 15.951; 13. 39, Justin Sanders, Aromas, CA (3), 16.006; 14. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (15), 16.013; 15. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 16.021; 16. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (21), 16.044; 17. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (30), 16.075; 18. 26, Zeb Wise, Angola, IN (7), 16.089; 19. 2KS, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (8), 16.136; 20. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (6), 16.171; 21. 14J, Cole Macedo, Lemoore, CA (23), 16.269; 22. 101, Lachlan McHugh, Gold Coast, QLD, Aust. (35), 16.324; 23. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (36), 16.357; 24. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (24), 16.370; 25. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (18), 16.385; 26. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (34), 16.416; 27. 47X, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (16), 16.423; 28. 14M, Corey Day, Clovis, CA (31), 16.440; 29. 91, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (32), 16.494; 30. 7S, Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, BC, Can. (25), 16.499; 31. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (11), 16.518; 32. 20G, Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (19), 16.620; 33. 35, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (26), 16.714; 34. 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (17), 16.744; 35. 10, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (20), 17.017

Time Trial Group #2 (started), 2 laps: 1. 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (28), 16.081; 2. 49S, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (21), 16.118; 3. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (5), 16.126; 4. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (4), 16.154; 5. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (18), 16.201; 6. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (13), 16.209; 7. 42, Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA (2), 16.211; 8. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (12), 16.228; 9. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (31), 16.233; 10. 13, Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN (15), 16.235; 11. 9K, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (24), 16.238; 12. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (7), 16.323; 13. 41, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (6), 16.342; 14. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (1), 16.342; 15. 6, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (3), 16.431; 16. 16A, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (10), 16.479; 17. 45, Rusty Hickman, Bendigo, VIC, Aust. (17), 16.485; 18. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (19), 16.488; 19. 1AU, Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (30), 16.490; 20. 14, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (11), 16.522; 21. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (9), 16.531; 22. 3TK, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (23), 16.572; 23. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (33), 16.584; 24. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (25), 16.659; 25. 11N, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (16), 16.681; 26. 11T, TJ Stutts, Liverpool, PA (14), 16.684; 27. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (34), 16.701; 28. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (26), 16.707; 29. 19, Chris Windom, Canton, IL (29), 16.716; 30. 83T, Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (32), 16.758; 31. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (27), 16.846; 32. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (20), 16.963; 33. 9H, Landon Hansen, Newton, IA (22), 17.708; 34. 3Z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (8), NT

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.0: 1. Davey Heskin (1); 2. Logan Schuchart (2); 3. Tyler Courtney (3) / 4. James McFadden (4); 5. Justin Sanders (5); 6. Ayrton Gennetten (6); 7. Lachlan McHugh (8); 8. Thomas Kennedy (9); 9. Ian Madsen (7); 10. Corey Day (10); 11. Ryan Roberts (11) DNS- Josh Schneiderman

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:13.5: 1. Buddy Kofoid (1); 2. David Gravel (2); 3. Donny Schatz (4) / 4. Cory Eliason (3); 5. Austin McCarl (6); 6. JJ Hickle (5); 7. Kyle Reinhardt (10); 8. Matt Juhl (7); 9. Skylar Prochaska (12); 10. Noah Gass (11) DNS – AJ Moeller, Terry McCarl

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.9: 1. Daryn Pittman (2); 2. Kerry Madsen (1); 3. Parker Price-Miller (4) / 4. Zeb Wise (6); 5. Brady Bacon (3); 6. Carson McCarl (5); 7. Cole Macedo (7); 8. Robbie Price (10); 9. Dylan Westbrook (9); 10. Sawyer Phillips (8); 11. Chad Kemenah (11)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.3: 1. Justin Peck (1); 2. Carson Macedo (5); 3. Sye Lynch (2) / 4. Tim Kaeding (8); 5. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (3); 6. Harli White (9); 7. Marcus Dumesny (7); 8. Clint Garner (10); 9. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 10. Colby Copeland (6) DNS – Bobby Mincer

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.1: 1. Anthony Macri (2); 2. Brad Sweet (4); 3. Kasey Kahne (1) / 4. Shane Golobic (5); 5. Josh Higday (7); 6. Rusty Hickman (6); 7. Chris Windom (8); 8. Dustin Selvage (10); 9. TJ Stutts (9); 10. Brian Brown (3) DNS – Justin Henderson

Heat six (started), 8 Laps, 2:19.0: 1. Gio Scelzi (4); 2. Tasker Phillips (2); 3. Aaron Reutzel (3) / 4. Blake Hahn (1); 5. Scott Bogucki (6); 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (7); 7. Riley Goodno (9); 8. Brandon Wimmer (5); 9. Tanner Carrick (10); 10. Chris Martin (8); 11. Landon Hansen (11)

B main #1 (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. James McFadden (1); 2. Brady Bacon (3); 3. JJ Hickle (5) / 4. Ayrton Gennetten (7); 5. Justin Sanders (4); 6. Cole Macedo (12); 7. Carson McCarl (6); 8. Austin McCarl (8); 9. Ian Madsen (10); 10. Zeb Wise (9); 11. Corey Day (16); 12. Thomas Kennedy (17); 13. Kyle Reinhardt (15); 14. Chad Kemenah (19); 15. Dylan Westbrook (13); 16. Robbie Price (18); 17. Noah Gass (20); 18. Lachlan McHugh (11); 19. Sawyer Phillips (14); 20. Skylar Prochaska (21); 21. Ryan Roberts (22); 22. Cory Eliason (2) DNS – Matt Juhl, Josh Schneiderman, AJ Moeller, Terry McCarl

B main #2 (started), 12 Laps, 3:35.9: 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. Blake Hahn (4); 3. Shane Golobic (3) / 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 5. Scott Bogucki (7); 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (12); 7. Marcus Dumesny (10); 8. Harli White (11); 9. Tim Kaeding (9); 10. Riley Goodno (13); 11. Rusty Hickman (8); 12. Clint Garner (19); 13. Brandon Wimmer (6); 14. Tanner Carrick (15); 15. Chris Martin (14); 16. Dustin Selvage (17); 17. TJ Stutts (16); 18. Chris Windom (18); 19. Colby Copeland (5) DNS – Lynton Jeffrey, Josh Higday, Landon Hansen, Bobby Mincer, Justin Henderson

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Logan Schuchart (2); 2. Donny Schatz (8); 3. Aaron Reutzel (3); 4. Brad Sweet (7); 5. Parker Price-Miller (6); 6. Tyler Courtney (4); 7. David Gravel (9); 8. Gio Scelzi (5); 9. Anthony Macri (10); 10. Davey Heskin (13); 11. Carson Macedo (18); 12. Kasey Kahne (16); 13. Kerry Madsen (17); 14. Daryn Pittman (11); 15. Justin Peck (14); 16. James McFadden (19); 17. JJ Hickle (23); 18. Buddy Kofoid (15); 19. Blake Hahn (22); 20. Shane Golobic (24); 21. Tasker Phillips (12); 22. Brady Bacon (21); 23. Sye Lynch (1); 24. Brian Brown (20). Lap Leaders: Schuchart 1-16, Schatz 17, Schuchart 18-25. Hard-charger: Ca. Macedo.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 42J, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (1), 18.123; 2. 44, Scotty Johnson, Dallas, IA (4), 18.189; 3. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (6), 18.32; 4. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (2), 18.47; 5. 26M, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (8), 18.516; 6. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (7), 18.59; 7. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (5), 18.625; 8. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (3), 18.626; 9. 17X, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (11), 18.632; 10. 3TJ, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (12), 18.682; 11. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (10), 18.818; 12. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (9), 18.902

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.9: 1. Tyler Groenendyk (2); 2. Chase Young (4); 3. Josh Jones (1); 4. Kade Higday (6); 5. Jeff Wilke (5); 6. Brandon Worthington (3)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.1: 1. Mike Mayberry (4); 2. Nathan Mills (2); 3. Mike Johnston (3); 4. Eric Bridger (5); 5. Ryan Navratil (1); 6. Scotty Johnson (6)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:40.6: 1. Scotty Johnson (2); 2. Kade Higday (8); 3. Mike Johnston (1); 4. Tyler Groenendyk (3); 5. Jeff Wilke (4); 6. Chase Young (6); 7. Mike Mayberry (7); 8. Eric Bridger (5); 9. Ryan Navratil (12); 10. Josh Jones (10); 11. Nathan Mills (9); 12. Brandon Worthington (11). Lap Leaders: Johnston 1-9, Johnson 10-15. Hard-charger: Higday.

 

 

 

 

 

Aaron Reutzel Leads Texas Two-Step for $30,000 as 360 Knoxville Nationals Champion! 

by Bill Wright 

 

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 6, 2022) – Aaron Reutzel wired the field top capture the 32nd Annual 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank Saturday night at Knoxville.  With a $15,000 prize, and an equal amount of lap money, the Clute, Texas native now living in Knoxville took home $30,000 for his drive aboard the Ridge & Sons Racing #8. Reutzel bested fellow Texas native, Sam Hafertepe Jr., who closed late. 

 

Reutzel started outside row one and stormed away early to lead Lynton Jeffrey, Clint Garner, Brian Brown and Terry McCarl in the 30-lapper.  Hafertepe had moved from his seventh starting spot into the top five by the fifth lap. 

 

Reutzel built his lead over Jeffrey as the laps ticked on.  Meanwhile, Hafertepe was also finding his stride.  A slide job by Brown gained fourth on lap 13, and a similar move in the same spot on the next circuit saw contact between Hafertepe and Garner.  Both veteran drivers managed to soldier on, with Hafertepe gaining third. 

 

Reutzel was into lapped traffic at the halfway point, and Hafertepe worked by Jeffrey to move into second.  The last ten laps saw furious racing between Jeffrey and Garner for the last podium spot.  They traded the position five times in the last ten laps.   

 

Meanwhile, Hafertepe cut a 2.5 second disadvantage to under a second in the late stages.  Reutzel would win in track record time (9:03.9) over the 30 laps.  Hafertepe settled for second, ahead of Garner, Jeffrey and McCarl.  Brown, Cory Eliason, Ayrton Gennetten, hard-charger Chase Randall and Gio Scelzi rounded out the top ten.   

 

Tyler Courtney won the 18-lap B main, and Kaleb Johnson claimed the C main.  The D main saw much attrition and carnage.  Seth Brahmer and Ryan Bowers were involved in a scary accident on the front stretch that required fence repair.  On the restart, a six-car pileup brought things to a stop again, with Rusty Hickman, Randy Miller, Tony Rost, Ben Brown, Clayton Christensen and Sam Henderson involved.  No one was seriously injured.  Justin Sanders emerged victorious in the D, while Jett Carney won the E main. 

 

Randall secured $500 from Jetco as Rookie of the Year, while Cody Hansen took $500 from DGRD for “Best Appearing Car.” 

 

“We were struggling at the end,” said Reutzel in Victory Lane.  “I knew probably someone was coming, but that’s how I wanted the race to play out.  I wanted to go green to checker, so I could run in lapped traffic and try to hide a little bit.  We were able to get up front and make the best of it.  It all worked out good.  By the time you get to the A main, there’s a good field of drivers, and no yellows.  That was great.  It’s been a fun year (staying close to home) and race the schedule I want to race.  It’s huge for our team to win this!” 

 

“We could have used a caution or anything,” said Hafertepe of his second place run.  “(Reutzel) drove a pretty good race and got through lapped traffic really well.  When you get out front at this place…sometimes clean air is the best place to be.  We had a really good racecar.  We passed a lot of good cars to get there.  I got into Clint, which I didn’t mean to.  I was hitting a little patch of moisture and I missed it and got up into him.  I didn’t want to race him like that.  Hat's off to my guys.  They gave me a really good racecar to drive.” 

 

“The car was fast you know,” said Garner.  “I did my best to do what I could there.  I definitely felt like the underdog again here.  When I stood in the lineup to do introductions, there were a lot of great racecar drivers.  Most of them could be the best or one of the best in the country.  I’m privileged to be here, and I can’t thank everybody that helps me out enough.  The crowd was great and I’m glad to be up here talking to you guys.  (The incident with Sam)…the good thing is, is he’s badass.  Good drivers know what they’re doing and I knew what I was doing.  We both kept them under control.  Sammy (Swindell) told me one time a long time ago, if your right rear is spinning when you hit them, you did nothing wrong.  So he did nothing wrong.” 

 

The Xtreme powered by Mediacom Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank on Sunday provides the last tune-up for the 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s!  For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or on Facebook and Twitter. 

 

32nd Annual 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank Championship Results 

 

E main (started), 8 Laps, No Time: 1. 6J, Jett Carney, El Paso, TX (2); 2. 1cc, Clayton Christensen, Spencer, IA (1); 3. 42, Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA (4); 4. 5T, Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK (6); 5. 19, Wes Wofford, Alamogordo, NM (5); 6. 83JR, Sam Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (10); 7. 6c, Logan Calderwood, Goodyear, AZ (3); 8. 199, Ryan Bowers, Nowthen, MN (8); 9. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (7) / 10. 4D, Charles Davis Jr., Buckeye, AZ (9); 11. 3M, Michael Pinnel, Rapid City, SD (13); 12. 4s, Adam Speckman, Sioux Falls, SD (12); 13. 4H Cody Hansen, Nunda, SD (11) DNS – 8H, Jacob Hughes, Hartford, SD; 17B, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD; 24N, Nate Mills, Bondurant, IA; 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA; 2, Alex Pettas, Tempe, AZ; 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA; 9m, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO; 10, Landon Britt, Memphis, TN; 41, Chase Moran, Fultonville, NY 

 

D main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. 16A, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (1); 2. 26H, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (8); 3. 5m, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (4); 4. 21G, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO (2); 5. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (14); 6. 50z, Zach Chappell, Talala, OK (12); 7. 55B, Brandon Anderson, Glenpool, OK (10); 8. Sye Lynch (18); 9. 28, Luke Verardi, Taylorville, IL (13) / 10. Ryan Timms (19); 11. John Anderson (24); 12. Logan Calderwood (22); 13. 22w, Aaron Werner, Colman, SD (15); 14. Jett Carney (16); 15. Wes Wofford (20); 16. 45, Rusty Hickman, Bendigo, VIC, Aust. (3); 17. 2JR, Kelly Miller, Coaldale, ALB, Can. (5); 18. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (6); 19. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (9); 20. Clayton Christensen (17); 21. Sam Henderson (21); 22. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (11); 23. 13v, Seth Brahmer, Wisner, NE (7); 24. Ryan Bowers (23) DNS – 1x, Tim Crawley, Benton, AR; 9G, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA; 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA; 27H, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK; 9MB, JJ Beaver, Knoxville, IA 

 

C main (started), 12 Laps, 3:33.3: 1. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (1); 2. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (2); 3. 91, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (4); 4. 55T, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (3) / 5. 27B, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (8); 6. 14T, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (10); 7. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (15); 8. Colby Copeland (16); 9. 7M, Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (13); 10. Scott Bogucki (17); 11. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (6); 12. Joe Beaver (20); 13. 45x, Kyler Johnson, Quinter, KS (9); 14. Zach Chappell (21); 15. 10P, Dylan Postier, Stillwater, OK (14); 16. Sye Lynch (23); 17. Brandon Anderson (22); 18. 23, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (12); 19. Gunner Ramey (19); 20. Luke Verardi (24); 21. Collin Moyle (18); 22. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (7); 23. 83, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (5); 24. 8M, Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (11) DNS – 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE; 7c, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA; 4w, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA; 17w, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA; 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA 

 

B main (started), 18 Laps, 5:22.8: 1. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (1); 2. 11M, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (8); 3. 5, Brady Forbrook, Morgan, MN (2); 4. 49x, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (5) / 5. 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (3); 6. 20, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (13); 7. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (4); 8. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (6); 9. 14, Corey Day, Clovis, CA (10); 10. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (7); 11. 39, Justin Sanders, Aromas, CA (9); 12. 64, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (16); 13. 26, Zeb Wise, Angola, IN (14); 14. 21H, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (15); 15. 2m, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (19); 16. 36, Jason Martin, Lincoln, NE (11); 17. Kaleb Johnson (21); 18. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (20); 19. 11N, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (17); 20. Cam Martin (22); 21. Kyle Reinhardt (23); 22. 75AU, Tyler Blank, California, MO (18); 23. 22x, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (12); 24. McKenna Haase (24) 

 

A main, 30 Laps, 9:03.9 (NTR): 1. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (2); 2. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (7); 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (3); 4. 2K, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (1); 5. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (4); 6. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (5); 7. 71, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (12); 8. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (6); 9. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (18); 10. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (8); 11. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (16); 12. 83H, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (14); 13. Parker Price-Miller (22); 14. 24w, Garet Williamson, Kingdom City, MO (13); 15. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (19); 16. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (11); 17. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15); 18. Cale Thomas (24); 19. Brady Forbrook (23); 20. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (17); 21. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanborn, MN (9); 22. 6, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (20); 23. 2c, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (10); 24. Tyler Courtney (21). Lap Leader: Reutzel 1-30. Hard-charger: Randall. $500 Jetco Rookie of the Year: Randall.  $500 DGRD Best Appearing Car: Hansen. 

 

 

 

 

Brian Brown Rides to Victory on Night #2 of 360 Knoxville Nationals Friday! 

Lynton Jeffrey Nails Down the Pole for Saturday’s Championship 

by Bill Wright 

 

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 4, 2022) – Brian Brown led wire to wire to victory on Mid-Am Building Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank Night #2 at the Knoxville Raceway Friday.  Lynton Jeffrey emerged as the high point man for both qualifying nights and will sit on the pole for Saturday’s championship $15,000 to win event.  Jeffrey was using a borrowed motor.   

 

Brown started third and quickly shot by front row starters, Christopher Thram and Blake Hahn to take the early lead, ahead of Thram, Wayne Johnson, Terry McCarl and Hahn.  Jeffrey worked into the top five by lap four. 

 

McCarl used the low side to gain third from Johnson on lap five.  Brown hit lapped traffic on the eighth circuit, but and incident involving Kelby Watt, collected Davey Heskin, who got upside down, and Kaleb Johnson.  No one was injured. 

 

The restart saw Brown leading Thram, McCarl, Johnson and Jeffrey.  Jeffrey worked by Johnson for fourth, and Clint Garner followed him into fifth at the halfway point.  McCarl used the high side to get by Thram for second with six to go. 

 

Brown was in lapped traffic with three to go, and pulled away to win by over four seconds.  McCarl was second, Jeffrey gained third with two to go and was followed by Thram and Garner.  Johnson, Cale Thomas, hard-charger Kyle Larson, Tasker Phillips and Hahn rounded out the top ten.  Watt set quick time over the 56-car field, while Heskin, Phillips, Austin Miller, Johnson and Ian Madsen won heats.  Clayton Christensen won the C main and Larson claimed the B.  New York’s Chase Moran was a flip victim in his heat.  He was uninjured. 

 

“It’s good to be here,” said Brown in Victory Lane.  “The 360 Nationals…the final night’s been good to us, but the qualifying night...we don’t seem to qualify well.  We dig a hole and start deep.  We should be in the first three rows (inside row three).  I feel like if our car’s like this, if we do our job we can beat anyone in the world.” 

 

“(Thram) did a great job,” said McCarl.  “I started finding the bottom there, and got up beside him.  We didn’t quite get there, and he took my line away from me.  That’s exactly what I would have done with him.  It took a bit to get going.  After that yellow, my tire didn’t want to take off and didn’t feel near as good as I did before the yellow.” 

 

“It’s good news (being the high point driver),” said Jeffrey.  “I can’t believe it.  I didn’t even have a motor this morning.  I didn’t know, but Jody Hegwood loaned us one (driven by Devin Kline).  They were kind enough to take it out of his car and put it in mine for the night.  It’s a really good motor.  I’m pretty excited.  Sitting on the pole of the 360 Nationals is definitely a feather in the cap.  We’ll just try and get it finished off.” 

 

The 32nd Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank concludes Saturday night, August 6!  For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or on Facebook and Twitter. 

 

(Points/Saturday Lineups Below Results) 

 

32nd Annual 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank Mid-Am Building Supply Night #2 Results 

 

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 6, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (1), 16.422; 2. 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (8), 16.485; 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (4), 16.502; 4. 2K, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (33), 16.560; 5. 5, Brady Forbrook, Morgan, MN (40), 16.591; 6. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (26), 16.599; 7. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (24), 16.599; 8. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (20), 16.650; 9. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (37), 16.650; 10. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (16), 16.687; 11. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanborn, MN (18), 16.700; 12. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (29), 16.717; 13. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (10), 16.721; 14. 39, Justin Sanders, Aromas, CA (38), 16.759; 15. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (30), 16.784; 16. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (5), 16.842; 17. 27H, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (49), 16.871; 18. 1X, Tim Crawley, Benton, AR (6), 16.875; 19. 21H, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (22), 16.877; 20. 49X, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (23), 16.897; 21. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (43), 16.923; 22. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (52), 16.940; 23. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (14), 16.959; 24. 11N, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (27), 16.962; 25. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (15), 16.962; 26. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (12), 16.983; 27. 8M, Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (54), 17.012; 28. 83, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (13), 17.020; 29. 199, Ryan Bowers, Nowthen, MN (7), 17.047; 30. 64, Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. (21), 17.079; 31. 14T, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (32), 17.079; 32. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (48), 17.079; 33. 8H, Jacob Hughes, Hartford, SD (28), 17.081; 34. 9MB, JJ Beaver, Knoxville, IA (19), 17.110; 35. 16A, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (31), 17.112; 36. 50Z, Zach Chappell, Talala, OK (9), 17.116; 37. 27B, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (55), 17.127; 38. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (56), 17.131; 39. 21G, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO (42), 17.164; 40. 2JR, Kelly Miller, Coaldale, ALB, Can. (50), 17.193; 41. 6J, Jett Carney, El Paso, TX (3), 17.211; 42. 1CC, Clayton Christensen, Spencer, IA (41), 17.222; 43. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (36), 17.269; 44. 28, Luke Verardi, Taylorville, IL (25), 17.271; 45. 17B, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD (47), 17.379; 46. 41, Chase Moran, Fultonville, NY (53), 17.383; 47. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (17), 17.475; 48. 5T, Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK (44), 17.513; 49. 4D, Charles Davis Jr., Buckeye, AZ (11), 17.528; 50. 83JR, Sam Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (46), 17.578; 51. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (51), 17.772; 52. 2D, Dylan Opdahl, Madison, SD (45), 17.971; 53. 3M, Michael Pinnel, Rapid City, SD (39), 18.098; 54. 4S, Adam Speckman, Rapid City, SD (35), 18.443; 55. 7, Tyler Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA (34), NT; DQ (No Report to Scale) 47X, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (2). 

 

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.5: 1. Davey Heskin (2); 2. Christopher Thram (4); 3. Kelby Watt (6); 4. Wayne Johnson (5) / 5. Jeff Swindell (3); 6. Brooke Tatnell (7); 7. Collin Moyle (1); 8. Zach Chappell (8) / 9. Jett Carney (9); 10. Chase Moran (10) 

  

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Tasker Phillips (4); 2. Terry McCarl (5); 3. Cam Martin (2); 4. Jake Bubak (8) / 5. Jamie Ball (7); 6. Kade Morton (1); 7. Ryan Roberts (6); 8. John Anderson (10) / 9. Clayton Christensen (9); 10. Daryn Pittman (3) 

 

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:21.3: 1. Austin Miller (1); 2. Clint Garner (6); 3. Kaleb Johnson (2); 4. Carson McCarl (4) / 5. Kyle Larson (5); 6. Ryan Timms (10); 7. Tim Crawley (3); 8. Tony Rost (8) / 9. Ben Brown (9); 10. Jacob Hughes (7) 

  

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.7: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 2. Brian Brown (5); 3. Harli White (2); 4. Justin Sanders (4) / 5. Brady Bacon (3); 6. Gunner Ramey (8); 7. JJ Beaver (7); 8. Luke Verardi (9) / 9. Ryan Bowers (1); 10. Charles Davis Jr. (10) 

  

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:19.0: 1. Ian Madsen (1); 2. Tyler Courtney (2); 3. Blake Hahn (5); 4. Cale Thomas (3) / 5. Brady Forbrook (4); 6. Kelly Miller (6); 7. Colby Copeland (7); 8. Ryan Bickett (9) / 9. Sam Henderson (8); 10. Bobby Mincer (10) 

  

C main (started), 8 Laps, 2:24.8: 1. Clayton Christensen (2); 2. Jett Carney (1); 3. Ben Brown (3); 4. Charles Davis Jr. (5); 5. Alan Zoutte (7); 6. Sam Henderson (4); 7. Michael Pinnel (8); 8. Adam Speckman (6) DNS - 9. Daryn Pittman; 10. Bobby Mincer; 11. Ryan Bowers; 12. Jacob Hughes; 13. Chase Moran; 14. Dylan Opdahl; 15. Tyler Lee; 16. Dylan Westbrook 

  

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Kyle Larson (3); 2. Brady Bacon (6); 3. Ryan Roberts (1); 4. Brady Forbrook (2); 5. Jeff Swindell (4); 6. Brooke Tatnell (7); 7. Jamie Ball (10); 8. Colby Copeland (12); 9. Ben Brown (21); 10. Kade Morton (8); 11. Gunner Ramey (13); 12. Kelly Miller (16); 13. Tony Rost (14); 14. Luke Verardi (15); 15. Ryan Bickett (18); 16. Charles Davis Jr. (23); 17. Clayton Christensen (19); 18. Jett Carney (22); 19. John Anderson (17); 20. Ryan Timms (20); 21. Zach Chappell (11); 22. Tim Crawley (5); 23. JJ Beaver (9) DNS - 24. Collin Moyle 

 

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (3); 2. Terry McCarl (4); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 4. Christopher Thram (1); 5. Clint Garner (7); 6. Wayne Johnson (5); 7. Cale Thomas (13); 8. Kyle Larson (21); 9. Tasker Phillips (9); 10. Blake Hahn (2); 11. Tyler Courtney (12); 12. Ian Madsen (19); 13. Carson McCarl (10); 14. Brady Bacon (22); 15. Justin Sanders (11); 16. Harli White (17); 17. Jake Bubak (20); 18. Brady Forbrook (24); 19. Ryan Roberts (23); 20. Cam Martin (15); 21. Austin Miller (18); 22. Kelby Watt (8); 23. Davey Heskin (14); 24. Kaleb Johnson (16). Lap Leader: Br. Brown 1-20. Hard-charger: Larson. 

 

Saturday’s Tentative Lineups 

 

A main 

 

2K 

Lynton Jeffrey 

490 

2 

8 

Aaron Reutzel 

487 

40 

Clint Garner 

485 

4 

24 

Terry McCarl 

483 

21 

Brian Brown 

481 

6 

3 

Ayrton Gennetten 

479 

15H 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. 

478 

8 

18 

Gio Scelzi 

478 

24T 

Christopher Thram 

471 

10 

2C 

Wayne Johnson 

471 

11 

21K 

Thomas Kennedy 

465 

12 

71 

Cory Eliason 

464 

13 

24W 

Garet Williamson 

463 

14 

83H 

Justin Henderson 

463 

15 

7TAZ 

Tasker Phillips 

462 

16 

57 

Kyle Larson 

460 

17 

52 

Blake Hahn 

458 

18 

9 

Chase Randall 

456 

19 

09 

Matt Juhl 

450 

20 

6 

Kelby Watt 

450 

 

B main 

 

21 

7BC 

Tyler Courtney 

449 

22 

5 

Brady Forbrook 

446 

23 

18R 

Ryan Roberts 

444 

24 

27 

Carson McCarl 

443 

25 

49X 

Cale Thomas 

441 

26 

88 

Austin McCarl 

440 

27 

95 

Matt Covington 

440 

28 

11M 

Parker Price-Miller 

438 

29 

39 

Justin Sanders 

437 

30 

14 

Corey Day 

436 

31 

36 

Jason Martin 

436 

32 

22X 

Riley Goodno 

435 

33 

20 

Anthony Macri 

433 

34 

26 

Zeb Wise 

429 

35 

21H 

Brady Bacon 

426 

36 

64 

Ian Madsen 

420 

37 

11N 

Harli White 

418 

38 

75AU 

Tyler Blank 

415 

39 

2M 

Davey Heskin 

414 

40 

44 

Chris Martin 

413 

 

C main 

 

41 

22K 

Kaleb Johnson 

412 

42 

4 

Cam Martin 

412 

43 

55T 

McKenna Haase 

409 

44 

53D 

Jack Dover 

407 

45 

91 

Kyle Reinhardt 

404 

46 

83 

Austin Miller 

404 

47 

7C 

Devin Kline 

402 

48 

94 

Jeff Swindell 

400 

49 

5A 

Alex Vande Voort 

399 

50 

27B 

Jake Bubak 

387 

51 

45X 

Kyler Johnson 

372 

52 

14T 

Brooke Tatnell 

365 

53 

8M 

Kade Morton 

365 

54 

4W 

Jamie Ball 

364 

55 

23 

Devon Dobie 

364 

56 

17W 

Shane Golobic 

361 

57 

7M 

Chance Morton 

360 

58 

10P 

Dylan Postier 

357 

59 

3P 

Sawyer Phillips 

357 

60 

35 

Skylar Prochaska 

356 

 

D main 

 

61 

1X 

Tim Crawley 

356 

62 

16A 

Colby Copeland 

350 

63 

21G 

Gunner Ramey 

339 

64 

45 

Rusty Hickman 

338 

65 

5M 

Collin Moyle 

336 

66 

2JR 

Kelly Miller 

335 

67 

99 

Tony Rost 

331 

68 

13V 

Seth Brahmer 

330 

69 

26H 

Scott Bogucki 

330 

70 

7B 

Ben Brown 

326 

71 

9G 

Ryan Giles 

326 

72 

70 

Calvin Landis 

326 

73 

27H 

Daryn Pittman 

325 

74 

9MB 

JJ Beaver 

322 

75 

55B 

Brandon Anderson 

321 

76 

22 

Ryan Leavitt 

320 

77 

50Z 

Zach Chappell 

319 

78 

28 

Luke Verardi 

317 

79 

53 

Joe Beaver 

317 

80 

22W 

Aaron Werner 

314 

 

E main 

 

81 

17B 

Ryan Bickett 

313 

82 

24N 

Nathan Mills 

313 

83 

1CC 

Clayton Christensen 

312 

84 

6J 

Jett Carney 

312 

85 

6C 

Logan Calderwood 

307 

86 

15 

Bobby Mincer 

307 

87 

Alex Pettas 

306 

88 

42 

Sye Lynch 

305 

89 

19 

Wes Wofford 

305 

90 

5T 

Ryan Timms 

303 

91 

1A 

John Anderson 

301 

92 

199 

Ryan Bowers 

300 

93 

4D 

Charles Davis Jr. 

297 

94 

17 

Matt Allen 

293 

95 

8H 

Jacob Hughes 

287 

96 

4H 

Cody Hansen 

277 

97 

9M 

Ricky Montgomery 

272 

98 

83JR 

Sam Henderson 

268 

99 

10 

Landon Britt 

259 

100 

41 

Chase Moran 

259 

 

F main 

 

101 

33 

Alan Zoutte 

242 

102 

2P 

Chase Porter 

230 

103 

3M 

Michael Pinnel 

228 

104 

4S 

Adam Speckman 

221 

105 

2D 

Dylan Opdahl 

219 

106 

7 

Tyler Lee 

202 

107 

47X 

Dylan Westbrook 

195 

 


 

 
 

 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. Has the Early Lead in Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Standings!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 5, 2022 – Thanks to his win in Thursday’s opener of the 32nd Annual 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank, Sam Hafertepe Jr. takes the early lead in the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings heading into tonight’s qualifying event. Points are accrued at racing action at both Knoxville Raceway and Southern Iowa Speedway.

The purse for this year’s award, thanks to Beaver Drill & Tool sees the winner awarded $6,000, second place $2,500 and third $1,000.

Beaver Drill & Tool Company of Kansas City is in their fourth year as title sponsor of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award. The Vielhauer family, well-known in the sprint car racing community are owners of Beaver Drill & Tool Co. The late Bob Vielhauer was inducted in the Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame in 2022.

Current 2022 Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings…

2022 – 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Texas, 50 points; 2. Gio Scelzi, California, 49 points; 3. Aaron Reutzel, Texas, 48 points; 4. Garet Williamson, Missouri, 47 points; 5. Thomas Kennedy, Alberta, Canada, 46 points; 6. Ayrton Gennetten, Missouri, 45 points; 7. Chase Randall, Texas, 44 points; 8. Matt Juhl, South Dakota, 43 points; 9. Cory Eliason, California, 42 points; 10. Parker Price-Miller, Indiana, 41 points.

History of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings…

2021 – 1. Gio Scelzi, California, 267 points ($6,000); 2. Brian Brown, Missouri, 240 points ($2,500); 3. Justin Henderson, South Dakota, 211 points ($1,000); 4. Cory Eliason, California, 200 points; 5. Shane Golobic, California, 182 points

2019 - 1. James McFadden, Victoria, Aust., 276 points; 2. Aaron Reutzel, Texas, 257 points; 3. Cory Eliason, California, 234 points; 4. Brian Brown, Missouri, 213 points; 5. Parker Price-Miller, Indiana, 205

2018 - 1. Carson Macedo, California, 330 points ($2,000); 2. Gio Scelzi, California, 287 points ($1,250); 3. Terry McCarl, Iowa, 256 points ($750); 4. Tim Kaeding, California, 240 points; 5. Cory Eliason, California, 233 points

2017 - 1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 332 points ($1,500); 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 261 points; 3. Brad Sweet, California, 238 points; 4. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 236 points; 5. Trey Starks, Washington, 218 points

2016 – 1. Jamie Veal, Victoria, 271 points ($2,500); 2. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 257 points ($1,000); 3. Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 222 points ($500); 4. Terry McCarl, Iowa 221 points; 5. Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 217 points.

2015 – 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 277 points ($2,500); 2., Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 275 points ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 259 points ($500); 4., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 246 points; 5., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 234 points.

2014 – 1., Brian Brown, Missouri, 296 points ($2,500); 2., Mark Dobmeier, North Dakota, 271 points ($1,000); 3., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 257 points ($500); 4., Ian Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 232 points; 5., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Texas, 219 points.

2013 - 1., Kevin Swindell, Tennessee, 312 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 288 points ($1,000); 3., Kyle Larson, California, 285 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 268 points; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 250 points.

2012 - 1., Kyle Larson, California, 350 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 276 points ($1,000); 3., Tim Kaeding, California, 268 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 253 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 246 points.

2011 - 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 321 points ($2,500); 2., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 291 points ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 259 points ($500); 4., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 237 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 227 points.

2010 – 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 229 ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 219 ($500); 4., Bronson Maeschen, Iowa, 215; 5., Brian Brown, Missouri, 207.

2009 - 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 253 ($1,000); 3., Johnny Herrera, New Mexico, 239 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 224; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 213.

2008 - 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 314 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 274 ($1,000); 3., Brooke Tatnell ($500), New South Wales, Australia, 271; 4., Tyler Walker, California, 261; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 233.

2007 – 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 266 points ($2,500); 2., Kaley Gharst, Illinois, 252 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 249 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 192; 5., Jonathan Allard, California, 182.

2006 – 1., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 309 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 247 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 227 ($500); 4., Don Droud, Jr., Nebraska, 201; 5., Gary Wright, Texas, 187.

2005 – 1., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 303 points ($2,500); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 258 ($1,000); 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 235; 4., Jesse Hockett, Missouri, 227; 5., Jesse Giannetto, Iowa, 214.

2004 - 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 217 points ($3,000); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 183; 3., Zach Chappell, Oklahoma, 182; 4., Tim Kaeding, California, 165; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 160.

2003 – 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 238 points ($2,500); 2., Erin Crocker, Massachusetts, 186; 3., Travis Rilat, Texas, 183; 4., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 177; 5., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 175.

2002 – 1., Ricky Logan, Arkansas, 202 points ($1,500); 2., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 186; 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 171; 4., Brad Furr, California, 170; 5., Kasey Kahne, Washington, 160.

Those seeking information on the two participating tracks of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award are encouraged to visit their websites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. Kicks off 360 Knoxville Nationals Winning for Second Year in a Row!

by Bill Wright 

 

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 4, 2022) – Sam Hafertepe Jr. roared to victory for the second year in a row on Night #1 of the 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank!  The Sunnyvale, Texas native earned $3,000 for his drive aboard the Hills Racing #15H.  Another Texas native, Aaron Reutzel secured the highest point total of the night, heading towards Saturday’s finale. 

 

Thomas Kennedy shot out to an early lead from the pole position in the 20-lap main event, ahead of Garet Williamson, Hafertepe, defending 360 Knoxville Nationals champion, Gio Scelzi, and Ayrton Gennetten.  By lap five, Hafertepe was cooking on the low line, passing Williamson for second on lap five. 

 

Hafertepe reeled in Kennedy and shot to the point with a slide job in turn two on lap seven.  At that point, Alex Vande Voort contacted the front stretch wall, spun and came to a stop inside turn one, bringing the only caution of the event. 

 

Hafertepe led Kennedy, Williamson, Scelzi and Gennetten back to green.  Williamson shot into second, while Reutzel moved into the top five by lap nine.  While Hafertepe cruised up front, Scelzi reeled in Williamson and blew by him on the backstretch to claim second.  Reutzel notched fourth on the same lap. 

 

Hafertepe was into traffic with three laps to go, but was never seriously challenged the rest of the way in his third career win here.  Scelzi held onto second, followed by Reutzel, Williamson and Kennedy.  Gennetten, Chase Randall, Matt Juhl, Cory Eliason and Parker Price-Miller rounded out the top ten.  Shane Golobic set quick time over the 51-car field, while Scelzi, Randall, Price-Miller, Corey Day and Devin Kline won heats.  Ryan Leavitt won the C main, and Austin McCarl claimed the B.   

 

Golobic’s night came to an end in his heat race after destroying his car in turn four.  He was uninjured.  Scott Bogucki and Nathan Mills came together on the backstretch in the B main, sending the latter upside down.  No one was hurt. 

 

“Tonight, we had a really good racecar,” said Hafertepe in Victory Lane.  “The guys just kept working all night long.  We weren’t good in time trials, weren’t good in the heat race…then we turned the wick up in the feature and really got it going good.” 

 

“Sam is the Dale Earnhardt of the 360’s,” said Scelzi, complimenting the winner.  “The car felt good, it just took me too long to get going.  I started running the bottom of three and four a little harder and moved to the top of one and two.  It was just a phenomenal racetrack.  I love coming here and the fans are awesome.  This is definitely a home racetrack for me and I want to win this one bad.” 

 

“You almost don’t want to win these prelim nights, because it means you may not have qualified well,” said Reutzel.  “We qualified good, got to second in our heat, and started seventh and ran third.  That’s a really good points night.  That’s what it’s all about for Saturday.  We tried a couple things in the A and we weren’t very good early.  All in all, our car is running around well.  I’m pumped we got through this and we’re looking forward to Saturday.” 

 

The 32nd Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank continues Thursday night, August 5 with Mid-Am Building Supply Qualifying Night #2!  For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or on Facebook and Twitter. 

 

(Points Below Results) 

 

32nd Annual 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank Night #1 Results 

 

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (6), 16.299; 2. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 16.332; 3. 83H, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (11), 16.349; 4. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (20), 16.491; 5. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (14), 16.577; 6. 75AU, Tyler Blank, California, MO (1), 16.657; 7. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (3), 16.658; 8. 71, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (39), 16.700; 9. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (12), 16.733; 10. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.757; 11. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (24), 16.767; 12. 24W, Garet Williamson, Kingdom City, MO (42), 16.774; 13. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (23), 16.778; 14. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (28), 16.786; 15. 36, Jason Martin, Liberal, KS (16), 16.791; 16. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (17), 16.799; 17. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (47), 16.847; 18. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (5), 16.893; 19. 14, Corey Day, Clovis, CA (26), 16.958; 20. 20, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (8), 16.997; 21. 55T, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (32), 16.998; 22. 26, Zeb Wise, Angola, IN (41), 17.010; 23. 11M, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (50), 17.078; 24. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (22), 17.079; 25. 45X, Kyler Johnson, Quinter, KS (4), 17.093; 26. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (19), 17.100; 27. 91, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (27), 17.102; 28. 23, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (10), 17.130; 29. 10P, Dylan Postier, Stillwater, OK (13), 17.147; 30. 7C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (25), 17.165; 31. 7M, Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (36), 17.191; 32. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (37), 17.203; 33. 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA (18), 17.243; 34. 26H, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (48), 17.259; 35. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Wisner, NE (21), 17.274; 36. 9G, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (49), 17.291; 37. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (38), 17.342; 38. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (51), 17.361; 39. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (43), 17.423; 40. 45, Rusty Hickman, Bendigo, VIC, Aust. (29), 17.494; 41. 22W, Aaron Werner, Colman, SD (15), 17.525; 42. 2, Alex Pettas, Tempe, AZ (9), 17.537; 43. 55B, Brandon Anderson, Glenpool, OK (44), 17.570; 44. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (46), 17.842; 45. 4H, Cody Hansen, Nunda, SD (40), 17.862; 46. 19, Wes Wofford, Alamogordo, NM (30), 17.871; 47. 6C, Logan Calderwood, Goodyear, AZ (33), 17.984; 48. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (31), 18.071; 49. 10, Landon Britt, Memphis, TN (35), 18.159; 50. 42, Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA (45), NT / 51. 2P, Chase Porter, St. Joseph, MO (34), NT. 

 

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.8: 1. Gio Scelzi (4); 2. Chris Martin (1); 3. Matt Juhl (3); 4. McKenna Haase (2) / 5. Ryan Giles (8); 6. Tyler Blank (5); 7. Chance Morton (7); 8. Wes Wofford (10) / 9. Aaron Werner (9); 10. Shane Golobic (6) 

  

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Chase Randall (3); 2. Zeb Wise (2); 3. Kyle Reinhardt (1); 4. Garet Williamson (4) / 5. Matt Covington (5); 6. Joe Beaver (8); 7. Calvin Landis (7); 8. Logan Calderwood (10) / 9. Alex Pettas (9); 10. Sawyer Phillips (6) 

  

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.1: 1. Parker Price-Miller (2); 2. Thomas Kennedy (4); 3. Cory Eliason (5); 4. Justin Henderson (6) / 5. Skylar Prochaska (8); 6. Jack Dover (3); 7. Devon Dobie (1); 8. Brandon Anderson (7) / 9. Ricky Montgomery (9) DNS - 10. Matt Allen 

  

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.2: 1. Corey Day (3); 2. Aaron Reutzel (6); 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 4. Alex Vande Voort (2) / 5. Austin McCarl (4); 6. Dylan Postier (1); 7. Scott Bogucki (7); 8. Nathan Mills (8) / 9. Ryan Leavitt (9); 10. Landon Britt (10) 

  

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:23.5: 1. Devin Kline (1); 2. Ayrton Gennetten (6); 3. Jason Martin (4); 4. Anthony Macri (3) / 5. Kyler Johnson (2); 6. Riley Goodno (5); 7. Rusty Hickman (8); 8. Sye Lynch (10) / 9. Seth Brahmer (7); 10. Cody Hansen (9) 

  

C main (started), 8 Laps, 2:25.3: 1. Ryan Leavitt (3); 2. Seth Brahmer (2); 3. Aaron Werner (1); 4. Alex Pettas (4) / 5. Cody Hansen (6); 6. Ricky Montgomery (5) DNS - 7. Shane Golobic; 8. Sawyer Phillips; 9. Matt Allen 10. Landon Britt 11. Chase Porter 

 

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:40.9: 1. Austin McCarl (4); 2. Matt Covington (2); 3. Jack Dover (5); 4. Riley Goodno (3) / 5. Skylar Prochaska (14); 6. Tyler Blank (1); 7. Chance Morton (9); 8. Devon Dobie (7); 9. Rusty Hickman (16); 10. Kyler Johnson (6); 11. Ryan Leavitt (21); 12. Dylan Postier (8); 13. Brandon Anderson (17); 14. Sye Lynch (20); 15. Seth Brahmer (22); 16. Logan Calderwood (19); 17. Aaron Werner (23); 18. Wes Wofford (18); 19. Scott Bogucki (11); 20. Alex Pettas (24); 21. Nathan Mills (15); 22. Ryan Giles (12); 23. Calvin Landis (10); 24. Joe Beaver (13) 

 

A main, 20 Laps, NT: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4); 2. Gio Scelzi (3); 3. Aaron Reutzel (7); 4. Garet Williamson (2); 5. Thomas Kennedy (1); 6. Ayrton Gennetten (6); 7. Chase Randall (11); 8. Matt Juhl (10); 9. Cory Eliason (5); 10. Parker Price-Miller (16); 11. Anthony Macri (13); 12. Austin McCarl (21); 13. Justin Henderson (8); 14. Zeb Wise (15); 15. Corey Day (12); 16. Jason Martin (9); 17. Riley Goodno (24); 18. Chris Martin (18); 19. Matt Covington (22); 20. Kyle Reinhardt (19); 21. Devin Kline (20); 22. McKenna Haase (14); 23. Jack Dover (23); 24. Alex Vande Voort (17). Lap Leaders: Kennedy 1-6, Hafertepe Jr. 7-20. Hard-charger: A. McCarl. 

 

Thursday Points 

 

Aaron Reutzel 

487 

2 

3 

Ayrton Gennetten 

479 

15H 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. 

478 

4 

18 

Gio Scelzi 

478 

21K 

Thomas Kennedy 

465 

6 

71 

Cory Eliason 

464 

24W 

Garet Williamson 

463 

8 

83H 

Justin Henderson 

463 

Chase Randall 

456 

10 

09 

Matt Juhl 

450 

11 

88 

Austin McCarl 

440 

12 

95 

Matt Covington 

440 

13 

11M 

Parker Price-Miller 

438 

14 

14 

Corey Day 

436 

15 

36 

Jason Martin 

436 

16 

22X 

Riley Goodno 

435 

17 

20 

Anthony Macri 

433 

18 

26 

Zeb Wise 

429 

19 

75AU 

Tyler Blank 

415 

20 

44 

Chris Martin 

413 

21 

55T 

McKenna Haase 

409 

22 

53D 

Jack Dover 

407 

23 

91 

Kyle Reinhardt 

404 

24 

7C 

Devin Kline 

402 

25 

5A 

Alex Vande Voort 

399 

26 

45X 

Kyler Johnson 

372 

27 

23 

Devon Dobie 

364 

28 

17W 

Shane Golobic 

361 

29 

7M 

Chance Morton 

360 

30 

10P 

Dylan Postier 

357 

31 

3P 

Sawyer Phillips 

357 

32 

35 

Skylar Prochaska 

356 

33 

45 

Rusty Hickman 

338 

34 

13V 

Seth Brahmer 

330 

35 

26H 

Scott Bogucki 

330 

36 

9G 

Ryan Giles 

326 

37 

70 

Calvin Landis 

326 

38 

55B 

Brandon Anderson 

321 

39 

22 

Ryan Leavitt 

320 

40 

53 

Joe Beaver 

317 

41 

22W 

Aaron Werner 

314 

42 

24N 

Nathan Mills 

313 

43 

6C 

Logan Calderwood 

307 

44 

2 

Alex Pettas 

306 

45 

42 

Sye Lynch 

305 

46 

19 

Wes Wofford 

305 

47 

17 

Matt Allen 

293 

48 

4H 

Cody Hansen 

277 

49 

9M 

Ricky Montgomery 

272 

50 

10 

Landon Britt 

259 

51 

2P 

Chase Porter 

230 

 

 

 

 

8/2/22

Lakeside Speedway

Kansas City, KS

ASCS

20 cars

Cars qualified against their heat groups. Gunner Ramey was the quickest in the first group at 15.147 seconds. That set a new track record, until Blake Hahn bested him, leading group two with a 15.027 second lap. Jason Martin set quick time in the third group at 15.336.

Heat one (started): 1. Brandon Anderson 55B (1) 2. Rusty Hickman 45 (2) 3. Riley Goodno 22 (3) 4. Tim Crawley 1x (6) 5. Ramey 21 (4) 6. Dylan Postier 10P (5) 7. Landon Crawley 187 (7)

8-lap heats had an invert of four and took the top three to the redraw. Anderson led the distance, in a mostly single file affair. Ramey challenged Crawley, but came up short of fourth.

Heat two (started): 1. Matt Covington 95 (2) 2. Ryan Timms 5T (1) 3. Hahn 52 (4) 4. Wayne Johnson 2c (3) 5. Chris Morgan 7c (6) 6. Miles Paulus 98P (5) 7. Ryan Bickett 17B (7)

Covington got the jump here and led wire to wire. Bickett exited early. Another single-file race on a fast track. Paulus appeared to go up in smoke on the last lap.

Heat three (started): 1. Chase Porter 2P (1) 2. Martin 36 (4) 3. Landon Britt 10 (3) 4. Slater Helt 22s (2) 5. Dylan Opdahl 2 (5) DNS – Kyler Johnson 45x

K Johnson pulled off just before the green fell. Porter led the distance, with not much passing. You know what they say, boring heats make for a great feature. That would be the case.

A main (started): 1. Hahn (3) 2. Covington (2) 3. Anderson (4) 4. Martin (1) 5. Timms (9) 6. W. Johnson (11) 7. Goodno (7) 8. Hickman (6) 9. Porter (5) 10. T. Crawley (10) 11. Paulus (17) 12. Britt (8) 13. Bickett (19) 14. L. Crawley (20) 15. Postier (18) 16. Ramey (12) 17. Helt (13) 18. Morgan (14) 19. K. Johnson (16) 20. Opdahl (15)

The 25-lapper saw Covington break away early, ahead of Martin, Anderson and Hahn. Anderson took second from Martin on lap two, before K. Johnson got over the turn one cushion and flipped four laps in. After the restart, Anderson and Martin exchanged the second spot at least four times in a great battle. Meanwhile, Covington was using that opportunity to sail away. Hahn snatched third from Martin before Covington hit lapped traffic on lap 12. Hahn would continue his charge by getting by Anderson for second on lap 14. While Covington seemed gone, great racing ensued back and forth in positions fifth and sixth, between Timms and W. Johnson. Despite being well over a straightaway and 2.5 seconds behind Covington with five to go, Hahn slowly reeled Covington in and would not be denied. He shot by him on the final lap in three and four on the low side to snatch the win from his fellow Oklahoma driver. Paulus was the hard-charger.

 

 

Rico Abreu Wins All Star Thriller with Late Race Pass at Knoxville!

Clint Garner Tunes Up for 360 Nationals with Victory

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 30, 2022) – With 55 cars in the pit area on Weiler Night featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions, one knew someone would have to earn the win Saturday at Knoxville Raceway. Rico Abreu did just that with a late race pass to put his #24 in Victory Lane and collect $8,000. Clint Garner topped the 42-car 360 field assembled for his 47th career victory here. It was the last tune-up before the 32nd Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals commences this Thursday, August 4.

Kerry Madsen jumped out from his pole position starting spot to lead early in the 25-lap All Star main event, followed by Tyler Courtney, Gio Scelzi, Cory Eliason and Brian Brown. Bill Balog had his wing supports come loose to bring a caution just one lap in.

On the restart, Abreu moved by Brown into the fifth spot, and then claimed fourth from Eliason on lap four. Eliason and Brown were locked in a heated battle for a spot inside the top five. Madsen was into lapped traffic on the eighth circuit.

Abreu performed a slider on Scelzi to take third on lap 11, while Courtney made a serious bid to challenge Madsen for the lead. Schuerenberg spun to bring caution again at that point. Madsen led Courtney, Abreu, Scelzi and Eliason back to green.

Before a lap could be completed Aaron Reutzel turned over in turn four, collecting Schuerenberg. When green replaced the red, Brown shot into the top five for good. Madsen entered traffic again with five to go, with Courtney and Abreu hot on his heels.

On lap 21, the trio battled on the backstretch. Abreu took the low side to shoot by both Courtney and Madsen into the lead. Putting a lapper between himself and his pursuers, he managed to keep his advantage, despite an adventurous last lap that saw him get over the cushion twice.

Abreu was followed at the line by Madsen, Courtney, Scelzi and Brown. Davey Heskin, JJ Hickle, Brent Marks, Parker Price-Miller and Eliason rounded out the top ten. Madsen set the overall quick time mark, while Courtney, Brown, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Chris Windom and Eliason won heats. Corey Day claimed the C, and Balog won the B. Madsen also won the Dash. AJ Moeller crashed hard in the B main, but was uninjured.

“I just got tighter and tighter,” said Abreu in Victory Lane. “I just need to really work on hitting my marks. My wing valve keeps coming back. We’ve been having an issue the last few races. Rick Warner has really turned our program around this year. At the end of these races, I just get so excited. The more I get in these positions, the easier it is to calm me down. This is good momentum going into the next couple weeks. Twenty-five laps…you’ve got to go! I could really get in (the corner) and get off, especially in three and four. They got to racing, got away, and then scooped back up to me.”

Contact from another car sent Chase Randall into a spin at the start of the 18-lap B main. Clint Garner led early from the pole over Tony Rost, Terry McCarl, Devin Kline and Ryan Giles. McCarl joined Randall, becoming the second of one of the top three drivers in points heading into the night to have a problem as he had to go to the tail after fixing some ignition issues two laps in.

Zeb Wise spun at that point to bring another caution. Garner led the restart, ahead of Rost, Giles, Sawyer Phillips and Kline. Aaron Reutzel shot from sixth to fourth on that restart, while Giles took second from Rost. Reutzel followed that up with a slider of Rost in turn four to take third, while Gio Scelzi, who started 14th, moved into fourth on lap five. Shane Golobic entered the top five on lap six.

Garner entered lapped traffic on lap eight, while Jamie Ball suffered a flat and Matt Allen spun in turn two. Garner led Giles, Reutzel, Scelzi and Rost back to green. Reutzel quickly took second, with Scelzi in tow. The leaders were back in traffic with three to go.

Nothing would faze Garner, who claimed $2,000 for his win. Reutzel followed, ahead of Scelzi, Grimes and Golobic. Ian Madsen, hard-charger Garet Williamson, Sawyer Phillips, Brooke Tatnell and Terry McCarl completed the top ten. Giles set quick time and won his heat. Collin Moyle, Scelzi and Kelby Watt won heats. Williamson won the B main. Tatnell had to go through the B after an axle broke before his heat and tipped the car over.

“We had a couple off nights, so it’s great to do this in front of an awesome crowd tonight,” said Garner in Victory Lane. “The pressure was on once we got on the pole with good cars in there. The car was great. This is our personal engine that we own. It’s definitely what we wanted to do (heading into 360 Nationals). A lot of cars showed up, and our qualifying wasn’t where we wanted it, but the line-up fell into our hands.”

The 32nd Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank begins on Thursday, August 4! For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trial Heat Group 1 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 83JR, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (3), 15.716; 2. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (9), 15.827; 3. 13, Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN (1), 16.014; 4. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (2), 16.070; 5. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (5), 16.141; 6. 5, Brady Forbrook, Morgan, MN (6), 16.301; 7. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (8), 16.333; 8. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.402; 9. 14, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (11), 16.417; 10. 55T, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (4), 16.918; 11. 44X, Scotty Johnson, Melcher-Dallas, IA (10), 17.515

Time Trial Heat Group 2 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (6), 16.009; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (8), 16.054; 3. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (2), 16.282; 4. 1AU, Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (1), 16.296; 5. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (5), 16.360; 6. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (3), 16.500; 7. 4, Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH (4), 16.588; 8. 91, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (7), 16.675; 9. 101, Lachlan McHugh, Gold Coast, QLD, Aust. (11), 16.791; 10. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (10), 16.982; 11. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (9), 17.679

Time Trial Heat Group 3 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (10), 16.274; 2. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (8), 16.467; 3. 19M, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (7), 16.480; 4. 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (6), 16.524; 5. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (3), 16.554; 6. 2KS, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust (11), 16.630; 7. 45, Rusty Hickman, Bendigo, VIC, Aust. (9), 16.768; 8. 6, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (2), 16.770; 9. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (5), 16.835; 10. 17, Carson Short, Marion, IL (1), 16.941; 11. 1X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (4), 16.958

Time Trial Heat Group 4 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (7), 16.394; 2. 19, Chris Windom, Canton, IL (11), 16.412; 3. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (2), 16.425; 4. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (10), 16.426; 5. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (3), 16.443; 6. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (9), 16.533; 7. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (8), 16.533; 8. 11K, Buddy Kofoid, Penngrove, CA (1), 16.556; 9. 76, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (6), 16.807; 10. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (4), 16.871; 11. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (5), 16.994

Time Trial Heat Group 5 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 11, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (7), 16.117; 2. 71, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (1), 16.457; 3. 1M, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (4), 16.458; 4. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (5), 16.490; 5. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11), 16.500; 6. 73, Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI (6), 16.521; 7. 26, Zeb Wise, Angola, IN (9), 16.525; 8. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (2), 16.765; 9. 14D, Corey Day, Clovis, CA (8), 16.898; 10. 42, Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA (3), 17.139; 11. 9H, Landon Hansen, Newton, IA (10), 18.139

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.7: 1. Tyler Courtney (1); 2. Hunter Schuerenberg (3); 3. Kerry Madsen (4); 4. Justin Peck (2) / 5. Matt Juhl (5); 6. Shane Golobic (7); 7. McKenna Haase (10) / 8. Riley Goodno (8); 9. Josh Higday (9); 10. Brady Forbrook (6); 11. Scotty Johnson (11)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.4: 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. Davey Heskin (2); 3. Gio Scelzi (4); 4. Marcus Dumesny (3) / 5. Bill Balog (6); 6. Cap Henry (7); 7. Anthony Macri (5) / 8. Kyle Reinhardt (8); 9. Lachlan McHugh (9); 10. Ben Brown (11); 11. Bobby Mincer (10)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.9: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1); 2. Rico Abreu (4); 3. Brent Marks (2); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (3) / 5. Ian Madsen (6); 6. Brandon Wimmer (8); 7. AJ Moeller (5) / 8. Dustin Selvage (9); 9. Carson Short (10); 10. Jake Bubak (11); 11. Rusty Hickman (7)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.3: 1. Chris Windom (1); 2. Aaron Reutzel (3); 3. Ayrton Gennetten (2); 4. JJ Hickle (4) / 5. Justin Henderson (6); 6. Austin McCarl (5); 7. Buddy Kofoid (8) / 8. Sawyer Phillips (10); 9. Scott Bogucki (7); 10. Tyler Drueke (11); 11. Nathan Mills (9)

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Cory Eliason (1); 2. Parker Price-Miller (4); 3. Don Droud Jr. (2); 4. Carson McCarl (3) / 5. «Select Driver» (0); 6. Zeb Wise (7); 7. Scotty Thiel (6) / 8. Corey Day (9); 9. Chris Martin (8); 10. Landon Hansen (11)

C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:58.8: 1. Corey Day (3); 2. Kyle Reinhardt (2) / 3. Scott Bogucki (5); 4. Riley Goodno (1); 5. Sawyer Phillips (4); 6. Lachlan McHugh (7); 7. Carson Short (10); 8. Jake Bubak (9); 9. Chris Martin (8); 10. Tyler Drueke (12); 11. Rusty Hickman (13); 12. Bobby Mincer (14); 13. Ben Brown (11); 14. Josh Higday (6) DNS – Dustin Selvage, Landon Hansen, Nate Mills, Scotty Johnson, Sye Lynch

Dash (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Kerry Madsen (1); 2. Tyler Courtney (3); 3. Cory Eliason (5); 4. Gio Scelzi (8); 5. Chris Windom (2); 6. Brian Brown (10); 7. JJ Hickle (9); 8. Rico Abreu (7); 9. Parker Price-Miller (6); 10. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4)

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Bill Balog (3); 2. Justin Henderson (5); 3. Austin McCarl (8); 4. Matt Juhl (1) / 5. Shane Golobic (7); 6. Buddy Kofoid (15); 7. Ian Madsen (6); 8. «Select Driver» (0); 9. Zeb Wise (9); 10. Corey Day (17); 11. Cap Henry (10); 12. Brandon Wimmer (11); 13. Anthony Macri (12); 14. Brady Forbrook (2); 15. Kyle Reinhardt (18); 16. McKenna Haase (16); 17. Scotty Thiel (13); 18. AJ Moeller (14)

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Rico Abreu (8); 2. Kerry Madsen (1); 3. Tyler Courtney (2); 4. Gio Scelzi (4); 5. Brian Brown (6); 6. Davey Heskin (12); 7. JJ Hickle (7); 8. Brent Marks (16); 9. Parker Price-Miller (9); 10. Cory Eliason (3); 11. Justin Peck (17); 12. Justin Henderson (22); 13. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (10); 14. Ayrton Gennetten (14); 15. Austin McCarl (23); 16. Lynton Jeffrey (20); 17. Bill Balog (21); 18. Marcus Dumesny (18); 19. Don Droud Jr. (15); 20. Carson McCarl (19); 21. Chris Windom (5); 22. Matt Juhl (24); 23. Kyle Reinhardt (26, prov.); 24. Cap Henry (25, prov.); 25. Aaron Reutzel (13); 26. Hunter Schuerenberg (11). Lap Leaders: K. Madsen 1-20, Abreu 21-25. Hard-charger: Henderson.

360 Results

Time Trials Group 1 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9G, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (1), 15.786; 2. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (9), 15.821; 3. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (5), 15.934; 4. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (18), 15.986; 5. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (6), 15.994; 6. 7C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (11), 16.032; 7. 14, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (2), 16.047; 8. 26R, Zeb Wise, Angola, IN (3), 16.086; 9. 20, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (4), 16.117; 10. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (17), 16.133; 11. 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA (10), 16.144; 12. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (16), 16.187; 13. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.211; 14. 75AU, Tyler Blank, California, MO (15), 16.337; 15. 2X, Chase Porter, St. Joseph, MO (13), 16.508; 16. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (12), 16.556; 17. 4P, Alex Pettas, Tempe, AZ (8), 16.608; 18. 6J, Jett Carney, El Paso, TX (7), 16.637; 19. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.931; 20. 19X, Wes Wofford, Alamogordo, NM (20), 17.690; DQ (Tire) 26, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (19)

Time Trials Group 2 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (3), 16.062; 2. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (20), 16.100; 3. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.101; 4. 64, Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. (1), 16.149; 5. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (10), 16.156; 6. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (6), 16.170; 7. 24W, Garet Williamson, Kingdom City, MO (12), 16.341; 8. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (13), 16.350; 9. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (19), 16.353; 10. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (15), 16.366; 11. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (17), 16.422; 12. 6K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (8), 16.444; 13. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.457; 14. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (16), 16.470; 15. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (11), 16.586; 16. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (2), 16.596; 17. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.680; 18. 28, Luke Verardi, Taylorville, IL (7), 16.819; 19. 5T, Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK (18), 16.929; 20. 6, Logan Calderwood, Goodyear, AZ (5), 17.260; 21. 2, Jason Billups, Holt, MO (14), NT

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Ryan Giles (4); 2. Tony Rost (3); 3. Scott Bogucki (9); 4. Matt Allen (1); 5. Chase Porter (6); 6. Alex Pettas (7); 7. Joe Beaver (5); 8. Alan Zoutte (8); 9. Kaleb Johnson (2) DNS – AJ Moeller, Brooke Tatnell

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:04.2: 1. Collin Moyle (1); 2. Nathan Mills (2); 3. Chase Randall (6); 4. Devin Kline (4); 5. Zeb Wise (3); 6. Tyler Blank (7); 7. Davey Heskin (5); 8. Wes Wofford (10); 9. John Anderson (8); 10. Jett Carney (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.5: 1. Gio Scelzi (1); 2. Aaron Reutzel (2); 3. Shane Golobic (4); 4. Terry McCarl (6); 5. Garet Williamson (3); 6. Calvin Landis (5); 7. Ryan Leavitt (8); 8. Jamie Ball (7); 9. Riley Goodno (9); 10. Ryan Timms (10); 11. Jason Billups (11)

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 2:05.0: 1. Kelby Watt (1); 2. Clint Garner (4); 3. Thomas Kennedy (2); 4. Tasker Phillips (3); 5. Sawyer Phillips (6); 6. Ian Madsen (5); 7. Alex Vande Voort (8); 8. Cam Martin (7); 9. Logan Calderwood (10); 10. Luke Verardi (9)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 3:10.6: 1. Garet Williamson (2); 2. Brooke Tatnell (1); 3. Thomas Kennedy (4); 4. Jamie Ball (6) / 5. Joe Beaver (3); 6. Alex Vande Voort (12); 7. Ryan Leavitt (10); 8. Riley Goodno (14); 9. Ryan Timms (18); 10. Cam Martin (8); 11. Tyler Blank (5); 12. John Anderson (7); 13. Luke Verardi (16); 14. Wes Wofford (15); 15. Logan Calderwood (19); 16. Alex Pettas (9); 17. Alan Zoutte (13); 18. Jett Carney (11); 19. Jason Billups (20); 20. Scott Bogucki (17) DNS – Anthony Macri, Kaleb Johnson

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (1); 2. Aaron Reutzel (12); 3. Gio Scelzi (14); 4. Ryan Giles (4); 5. Shane Golobic (8); 6. Ian Madsen (16); 7. Garet Williamson (21); 8. Sawyer Phillips (6); 9. Brooke Tatnell (22); 10. Terry McCarl (3); 11. Tony Rost (2); 12. Chase Randall (5); 13. Davey Heskin (13); 14. Nathan Mills (9); 15. Devin Kline (7); 16. Kelby Watt (18); 17. Zeb Wise (15); 18. Chase Porter (19); 19. Calvin Landis (10); 20. Matt Allen (17); 21. Thomas Kennedy (23); 22. Collin Moyle (11); 23. Tasker Phillips (20); 24. Jamie Ball (24). Lap Leader: Garner 1-18. Hard-charger: Williamson.

 

 

 

Mother Nature, Aaron Reutzel, Eric Bridger Big Winners at Knoxville!

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 23, 2022) – Saturday night’s 410 feature was a wash on 3M Night at the Knoxville Raceway, but that didn’t mean there wasn’t plenty of action. Aaron Reutzel drove to his third 360 win of the season here, and Eric Bridger picked up career win number 13 in the Pro Sprints class. An hour rain delay earlier in the night slowed things, and then when it came back with the 410 feature staged, it brought everything to a halt. The 410 feature will be tentatively made up on Season Championship Night, Saturday, August 27.

Terry McCarl shot through the front row of Ryan Leavitt and Reutzel to lead the 18-lap 360 main event early in the going. Reutzel would gain second from Leavitt on lap two and used the low side of turns one and two to shoot by McCarl to lead lap three.

Brian Brown, making his lone 360 start of the season here, moved into third on lap three, while defending track champion, Clint Garner, moved into fourth on lap five. Reutzel was maneuvering through lapped traffic by the seventh circuit.

Chase Randall was also on the move and used the cushion to pass Garner for fourth at the halfway point. At that stage, Reutzel’s lead over McCarl had extended to 2.8 seconds. That was erased when Ricky Montgomery stopped on the front stretch to bring the lone caution of the event.

Reutzel led McCarl, Brown, Randall and Garner back to green flag racing. Brown hit the low side of turn one to take second, while Kaleb Johnson gained momentum and a spot in the top five. Johnson would pass Randall for fourth on lap 13, while Reutzel was already getting back into the lappers.

With four to go, Randall jumped from fifth to third in an impressive move. Up front, it was all Reutzel the rest of the way, and he earned $2,000 ahead of Brown, Randall, McCarl and Johnson. Garner, Ryan Giles, Jamie Ball, Nate Mills and Dustin Selvage rounded out the top ten. Brown set quick time over the 32-car field and won his heat, with other heat winners being Leavitt, Selvage and Calvin Landis. Alex Vande Voort claimed the B. The night was clear of incident save one for newcomer Logan Calderwood, who was the victim of a push truck accident. He was o.k., but a scratch from the B.

Eric Bridger led from the outset of the Pro Sprints feature, leading all 15 laps. The only slowdown came from a Toby Mosher spin two laps in. Bridger led Scotty Johnson, Mike Mayberry, Matthew Stelzer and Ryan Navritil back to green flag racing.

Stelzer took third from Mayberry with a move low in three. On lap seven, Tyler Groenendyk entered the top five with a pass of Navritil on the high side. Mayberry gained momentum late, and took back third with a pass high in turn three on lap 11.

Bridger’s second win of the season came ahead of Johnson, Mayberry, Stelzer and Groenendyk. Navritil, Brandon Worthington, Mike Johnston, Chase Young and Kade Higday completed the top ten. Johnson set quick time, and Young and Johnston were heat winners.

The 410 class had everything run but the feature. Brown set quick time again over the 30-car field. Josh Higday, Zach Hampton and Riley Goodno won heats. Dustin Selvage won the B.

Next Saturday, July 30 will be Weiler Night featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions! The 360 class will also be in action for their last tune-up before the 32nd Annual 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (4), 15.963; 2. 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (21), 15.965; 3. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (10), 16.113; 4. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (16), 16.113; 5. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (18), 16.118; 6. 2KS, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (6), 16.189; 7. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (12), 16.210; 8. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 16.216; 9. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (23), 16.257; 10. 5, Brady Forbrook, Morgan, MN (3), 16.283; 11. 1M, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (20), 16.290; 12. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (25), 16.333; 13. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (2), 16.386; 14. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (11), 16.421; 15. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (26), 16.449; 16. 14, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (1), 16.471; 17. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (30), 16.485; 18. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (27), 16.547; 19. 14X, Corey Day, Clovis, CA (7), 16.560; 20. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (19), 16.589; 21. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (9), 16.614; 22. 76, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (14), 16.779; 23. 14T, Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND (13), 16.816; 24. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (15), 16.963; 25. 45, Rusty Hickman, Bendigo, VIC, Aust. (29), 17.081; 26. 4W, Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN (5), 17.086; 27. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (28), 17.147; 28. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (17), 17.345; 29. 9H, Landon Hansen, Newton, IA (24), 18.591; 30. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (22), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:13.1: 1. Josh Higday (1); 2. Josh Schneiderman (2); 3. Brady Forbrook (3); 4. Justin Henderson (5); 5. Brian Brown (6); 6. Sawyer Phillips (4); 7. Corey Day (7); 8. Rusty Hickman (9); 9. Nathan Mills (8); 10. Ben Brown (10)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:13.0: 1. Zach Hampton (2); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 3. Chris Martin (1); 4. Carson McCarl (5); 5. Austin McCarl (4); 6. Tasker Phillips (7); 7. Tim Estenson (8); 8. Don Droud Jr. (3); 9. Matt Wasmund (9); 10. Landon Hansen (10)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:13.1: 1. Riley Goodno (1); 2. AJ Moeller (2); 3. Matt Juhl (3); 4. Aaron Reutzel (6); 5. Davey Heskin (4); 6. Ian Madsen (5); 7. Tyler Drueke (9); 8. Dustin Selvage (7); 9. Bobby Mincer (8) DNS – JJ Hickle

B main (started), 10 Laps, 2:52.9: 1. Dustin Selvage (1); 2. Tim Estenson (3); 3. Tyler Drueke (7); 4. Bobby Mincer (4) / 5. Nathan Mills (2); 6. Matt Wasmund (6); 7. Rusty Hickman (5); 8. Ben Brown (8); 9. Landon Hansen (9) DNS – JJ Hickle

A main (Starting Lineup to be Made-Up Later): 1. Zach Hampton (1); 2. Ian Madsen (2); 3. Brady Forbrook (3); 4. Carson McCarl (4); 5. Justin Henderson (5); 6. Aaron Reutzel (6); 7. Brian Brown (7); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (8); 9. Austin McCarl (9); 10. Sawyer Phillips (10); 11. Josh Schneiderman (11); 12. Josh Higday (12); 13. Davey Heskin (13); 14. Matt Juhl (14); 15. AJ Moeller (15); 16. Riley Goodno (16); 17. Chris Martin (17); 18. Don Droud Jr. (18); 19. Tasker Phillips (19); 20. Corey Day (20); 21. Dustin Selvage (21); 22. Tim Estenson (22); 23. Tyler Drueke (23); 24. Bobby Mincer (24)

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (5), 16.692; 2. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (1), 16.768; 3. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (25), 16.893; 4. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (2), 16.904; 5. 9G, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (11), 16.922; 6. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (9), 16.938; 7. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.967; 8. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (14), 16.994; 9. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (15), 17.095; 10. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.125; 11. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (22), 17.133; 12. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (13), 17.157; 13. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanborn, MN (17), 17.184; 14. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (12), 17.190; 15. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (26), 17.205; 16. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (30), 17.263; 17. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (16), 17.272; 18. 7C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (29), 17.274; 19. 50, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (3), 17.307; 20. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (32), 17.309; 21. 7M, Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (28), 17.341; 22. 8M, Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (4), 17.367; 23. 83, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (8), 17.420; 24. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (31), 17.498; 25. 2, Chase Porter, St. Joseph, MO (27), 17.547; 26. 75AU, Tyler Blank, California, MO (19), 17.602; 27. 22W, Aaron Werner, Colman, SD (18), 17.634; 28. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (6), 17.715; 29. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (21), 17.760; 30. 7, Tyler Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA (23), 17.853; 31. 6, Logan Calderwood, Goodyear, AZ (20), 17.935; 32. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (24), NT

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.7: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Tony Rost (2); 3. Clint Garner (4); 4. Chance Morton (1); 5. Ryan Giles (5); 6. Christopher Thram (3); 7. Chase Porter (7); 8. Tyler Lee (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:05.0: 1. Ryan Leavitt (4); 2. Terry McCarl (6); 3. Devin Kline (2); 4. Chase Randall (5); 5. Tyler Blank (7); 6. Kade Morton (1); 7. Ricky Montgomery (3); 8. Logan Calderwood (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.5: 1. Dustin Selvage (2); 2. Austin Miller (1); 3. Aaron Reutzel (6); 4. Collin Moyle (4); 5. Jamie Ball (5); 6. Alex Vande Voort (3); 7. Aaron Werner (7) DNS – Alan Zoutte

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.9: 1. Calvin Landis (2); 2. Riley Goodno (1); 3. Kaleb Johnson (4); 4. Nathan Mills (5); 5. Skylar Prochaska (3); 6. Joe Beaver (6); 7. Dustin Clark (8); 8. John Anderson (7)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 2:59.5: 1. Alex Vande Voort (2); 2. Ricky Montgomery (1); 3. Chase Porter (5); 4. Chance Morton (3) / 5. Kade Morton (4); 6. Tyler Lee (10); 7. Tyler Blank (6); 8. John Anderson (9); 9. Dustin Clark (8); 10. Aaron Werner (7)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Aaron Reutzel (2); 2. Brian Brown (4); 3. Chase Randall (5); 4. Terry McCarl (3); 5. Kaleb Johnson (11); 6. Clint Garner (8); 7. Ryan Giles (6); 8. Jamie Ball (10); 9. Nathan Mills (9); 10. Dustin Selvage (13); 11. Tony Rost (14); 12. Ryan Leavitt (1); 13. Skylar Prochaska (20); 14. Riley Goodno (18); 15. Christopher Thram (19); 16. Calvin Landis (15); 17. Chase Porter (23); 18. Collin Moyle (12); 19. Alex Vande Voort (21); 20. Chance Morton (24); 21. Devin Kline (16); 22. Ricky Montgomery (22); 23. Austin Miller (17); 24. Joe Beaver (7). Lap Leaders: T. McCarl 1-2, Reutzel 3-18. Hard-charger: Prochaska.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 44, Scotty Johnson, Dallas, IA (9), 17.488; 2. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (3), 17.672; 3. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (8), 17.762; 4. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (1), 17.779; 5. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (13), 17.823; 6. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (14), 17.936; 7. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (4), 17.961; 8. 17X, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (5), 18.068; 9. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (12), 18.194; 10. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (6), 18.237; 11. 26M, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (11), 18.253; 12. 42J, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (2), 18.371; 13. 55, Toby Mosher, Osceola, IA (7), 18.498; 14. B29, JJ Beaver, Knoxville, IA (10), 18.744

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.7: 1. Chase Young (1); 2. Josh Jones (2); 3. Mike Mayberry (5); 4. Matthew Stelzer (4); 5. Jeff Wilke (3); 6. Scotty Johnson (6); 7. Toby Mosher (7)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.2: 1. Mike Johnston (2); 2. Ryan Navratil (4); 3. Kade Higday (1); 4. Tyler Groenendyk (3); 5. Brandon Worthington (5); 6. Eric Bridger (6); 7. JJ Beaver (7)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Eric Bridger (1); 2. Scotty Johnson (2); 3. Mike Mayberry (4); 4. Matthew Stelzer (5); 5. Tyler Groenendyk (10); 6. Brandon Worthington (6); 7. Mike Johnston (7); 8. Chase Young (9); 9. Kade Higday (12); 10. Jeff Wilke (11); 11. Josh Jones (8); 12. JJ Beaver (14); 13. Toby Mosher (13); 14. Ryan Navratil (3). Lap Leader: Bridger 1-15. Hard-charger: Groenendyk.

 

 

Aaron Reutzel Takes Off Late to Win the Beef at Knoxville!

Ian Madsen Impressive in 360 Victory; Tyler Groenendyk Soars to Win with Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 16, 2022) – Aaron Reutzel and the Ridge and Sons Racing #8 team made good on their decision to return to Knoxville Raceway from Eldora, winning the 410 feature on Van Wall Equipment/Marion County Fair Night Saturday. The win was not only worth $5,500, thanks to a $500 bonus from Pennsylvania’s Mike and Penny Cleck, who contributed to each class tonight, but also included a half a beef courtesy of the Marion County Fairboard. Ian Madsen took home $3,500 and a half a hog for his Midwest Power Series 360 feature win, and Tyler Groenendyk won $1,100 and a quarter hog for his seventh career win with the Pro Sprints. Shawn Cooney and Todd Cooney won features for the DTRA Dirt Trucks.

Before a lap could be completed in the 20-lap 410 feature, Tyler Drueke got into the turn four wall. He was uninjured but done. Things went non-stop from there, with Tasker Phillips shooting out from the pole to lead early over Lynton Jeffrey, Reutzel, Davey Heskin and Austin McCarl.

Reutzel slid into Jeffrey’s left front tire on lap five, taking over second. Though he lost a great deal of momentum, Jeffrey maintained a third place standing. The leader entered traffic on lap six, and maneuvered it well.

Reutzel never lost sight of Phillips, however, and with four laps to go, he slid in front to take the point in turn four. Reutzel pulled away from there to win for the fourth time this year, and the sixth time in his career here. Phillips held onto second, ahead of Heskin, Austin McCarl and Jeffrey. JJ Hickle, Scotty Thiel, Carson McCarl, Justin Henderson and Matt Juhl rounded out the top ten. AJ Moeller set quick time over the 29-car field, while Sawyer Phillips, Josh Higday and Hickle won heats. Nate Mills won the B main.

“Tasker was setting a really good pace,” said Reutzel in Victory Lane. “I’m glad we had that restart (at the beginning) or we would have been in trouble. He was hard to catch in clean air. I’m worn out. The thing was a handful. All in all, it was a good run. It was a good points night, and that’s why we’re back there. We had a plan going to Eldora. We weren’t bad fast unloading, and I think we were a tenth place car there. After the wreck, we decided to come home and finish this deal out. This was a phenomenal racetrack again. That’s why I love coming here every week, and why I love living here. It pays good to run here, and I can’t thank the fans enough for coming out and supporting it…making sure we can race for five or six thousand dollars every week.”

Joe Beaver led early in the 20-lap 360 main event over Ian Madsen, Matt Covington, Skylar Prochaska and Chase Randall. Madsen and Beaver battled side by side, lap after lap, before Madsen gained the advantage in turn two on lap six. The leaders entered lapped traffic on lap seven.

A circuit later, Ricky Montgomery spun, bringing the first caution. Madsen retained his lead ahead of Beaver, and Covington, while Randall and Prochaska traded fourth in good action. Riley Goodno slowed after contacting the frontstretch wall with eight laps to go, to bring the final yellow. Prochaska claimed third from Covington on that restart, while Justin Henderson moved into the top five.

Up front, Madsen was undeterred in winning his third career 360 feature here aboard the Seidenkranz #64. Beaver held onto second, ahead of Covington, Prochaska and Henderson. Randall, Clint Garner, Ryan Giles, Terry McCarl and Ryan Leavitt completed the top ten. Randall set quick time over the 38-car field, while Prochaska, Leavitt, Chase Porter and Madsen won heats. Collin Moyle won the B. James Broty had something break in qualifying and took a scary ride in turn three. He was uninjured but destroyed his car.

“We struggled to take off, and Joe got a really good run on the start,” said Madsen. “He was kind of committed to the top, and I was able to sneak by him on the bottom. From there on out, the car was just awesome. I could go anywhere I wanted. I can’t thank these guys enough. They’re just a small budget operation on an open trailer. It was great to see. This feels like home. We’ve been on the road racing for a couple of years now, so it’s good to find some stability back here.”

Matthew Stelzer led early in the 15-lap Pro Sprints feature ahead of Tyler Groenendyk, Josh Jones, Mike Mayberry and Ryan Navritil. Josh Jones would get sideways on lap two, collecting Chase Young, who got upside down. Young was o.k., but both drivers were done.

The rains began to fall at that juncture, but things got back underway after a brief delay. Groenendyk stormed to the high side of four after the restart to take the point and never looked back. Stelzer retained second, ahead of Mayberry, Scotty Johnson and Navritil. Brandon Worthington, Mike Johnston, Eric Bridger, Kade Higday and Jeff Wilke rounded out the top ten. Johnson set quick time, while Johnston and Stelzer won heats.

“It was definitely a unique night in our class with the rain coming down,” said Groenendyk. “It kind of threw a curveball at us, but thankfully, the red opened up and we were able to make a few adjustments according to what we thought the racetrack was going to be. That ended up being the right decision. We had a restart to give us a shot there to win the race. I honestly think we would have ran second without the rain. The bottom was so good, and Stelzer looked good down there.”

The DTRA Dirt Trucks ran a pair of 12-lap features as well. It was all about the Cooney’s. Shawn Cooney led every lap of the first main event to take his first ever win here. Bill Davis Jr., Todd Cooney, Dave Safill and Dennis Elliott completed the top five.

Todd Cooney won the second main event, giving him four wins here in the last five Dirt Truck features contested. He took the lead from Dennis Plain on the second lap. Rick Clark, Elliott, Jeff Johnson and Davis completed the top five.

On Sunday, join us for the Twin States Pulling Association Truck and Tractor Pull. Next Saturday, July 23 will be 3M Night! All three sprint car classes will be in action. For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (25), 15.448 ($100 from OpenWheel101.com); 2. 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (29), 15.577; 3. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (14), 15.725; 4. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (9), 15.746; 5. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (10), 15.748; 6. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (15), 15.769; 7. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (3), 15.774; 8. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (1), 15.793; 9. 73, Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI (20), 15.811; 10. 6, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (18), 15.837; 11. 2KS, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (8), 15.868; 12. 14T, Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND (16), 15.868; 13. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (28), 15.871; 14. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (12), 15.894; 15. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (7), 15.917; 16. 5, Brady Forbrook, Morgan, MN (21), 15.959; 17. 14, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (5), 15.971; 18. 17, Carson Short, Marion, IL (17), 16.073; 19. 76, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (19), 16.127; 20. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (2), 16.163; 21. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (6), 16.185; 22. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (11), 16.224; 23. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (24), 16.226; 24. 6R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (13), 16.260; 25. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (26), 16.283; 26. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (27), 16.287; 27. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (4), 17.086; 28. 9H, Landon Hansen, Newton, IA (23), 17.352; 29. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (22), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.9: 1. Sawyer Phillips (2); 2. Brady Forbrook (1); 3. AJ Moeller (6); 4. Tasker Phillips (5); 5. Brandon Wimmer (3); 6. Justin Henderson (4); 7. Dustin Selvage (8); 8. Ryan Roberts (9); 9. Nathan Mills (7); 10. Landon Hansen (10)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.7: 1. Josh Higday (1); 2. Matt Juhl (2); 3. Davey Heskin (4); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 5. Ian Madsen (3); 6. Austin McCarl (5); 7. Riley Goodno (9); 8. Tyler Drueke (8); 9. Bobby Mincer (7)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.3: 1. JJ Hickle (2); 2. Carson Short (1); 3. Aaron Reutzel (6); 4. Scotty Thiel (4); 5. Ryan Bunton (8); 6. Tim Estenson (3); 7. Carson McCarl (5); 8. Chris Martin (7); 9. Ben Brown (9)

B main (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.0: 1. Nathan Mills (1); 2. Bobby Mincer (2); 3. Riley Goodno (6); 4. Tyler Drueke (4) / 5. Ryan Roberts (5); 6. Chris Martin (3); 7. Ben Brown (7); 8. Landon Hansen (8)

A main (started), 20 Laps, 5:52.1: 1. Aaron Reutzel (3); 2. Tasker Phillips (1); 3. Davey Heskin (5); 4. Austin McCarl (6); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (2); 6. JJ Hickle (9); 7. Scotty Thiel (8); 8. Carson McCarl (11); 9. Justin Henderson (10); 10. Matt Juhl (12); 11. Sawyer Phillips (7); 12. Dustin Selvage (20); 13. Ian Madsen (16); 14. Tim Estenson (18); 15. Carson Short (17); 16. Brady Forbrook (15); 17. Riley Goodno (23); 18. Brandon Wimmer (14); 19. Ryan Bunton (19); 20. Bobby Mincer (22); 21. Josh Higday (13); 22. Nathan Mills (21); 23. AJ Moeller (4); 24. Tyler Drueke (24). Lap Leaders: T. Phillips 1-15, Reutzel 16-20. Hard-charger: Selvage.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (22), 16.345; 2. 83H, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (13), 16.500; 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (10), 16.529; 4. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (15), 16.586; 5. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (2), 16.649; 6. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (26), 16.655; 7. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (6), 16.662; 8. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (11), 16.698; 9. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (7), 16.708; 10. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.712; 11. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (4), 16.730; 12. 64, Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. (5), 16.736; 13. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (31), 16.741; 14. 83, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (9), 16.776; 15. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (32), 16.824; 16. 7M, Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (3), 16.832; 17. 9G, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (28), 16.833; 18. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (38), 16.843; 19. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (33), 16.860; 20. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (24), 16.863; 21. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (21), 16.882; 22. 86, Timothy Smith, Rocheport, MO (16), 16.883; 23. 2, Chase Porter, St. Joseph, MO (30), 16.889; 24. 6, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (19), 16.977; 25. 33B, Scott Broty, Prior Lake, MN (36), 16.996; 26. 14, Corey Day, Clovis, CA (37), 17.006; 27. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (12), 17.055; 28. 75AU, Tyler Blank, California, MO (23), 17.147; 29. 36, Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI (18), 17.148; 30. 7C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (29), 17.149; 31. 22S, Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO (25), 17.290; 32. 21, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO (14), 17.361; 33. 5, Javen Ostermann, Courtland, MN (1), 17.414; 34. 7CW, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (17), 17.448; 35. 83JR, Sam Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (34), 17.518; 36. 8M, Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (20), 17.714; 37. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (27), 17.958; 38. 33J, James Broty, Lonsdale, MN (35), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.6: 1. Skylar Prochaska (4); 2. Ryan Giles (2); 3. Ricky Montgomery (1); 4. Terry McCarl (3); 5. Chase Randall (6); 6. Riley Goodno (5); 7. Scotty Thiel (8); 8. Javen Ostermann (7); 9. John Anderson (9) DNS – Scott Broty

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.0: 1. Ryan Leavitt (2); 2. Justin Henderson (6); 3. Matt Covington (5); 4. Corey Day (7); 5. Timothy Smith (1); 6. Alex Vande Voort (4); 7. Devin Kline (8); 8. Austin Miller (3); 9. Chris Morgan (9) DNS – James Broty

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.4: 1. Chase Porter (1); 2. Jamie Ball (2); 3. Matt Juhl (4); 4. Kaleb Johnson (3); 5. Clint Garner (6); 6. Tony Rost (5); 7. Slater Helt (8); 8. Sam Henderson (9); 9. Alan Zoutte (7)

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.4: 1. Ian Madsen (4); 2. Joe Beaver (3); 3. Chance Morton (1); 4. Nathan Mills (6); 5. Collin Moyle (2); 6. Tyler Blank (5); 7. Gunner Ramey (8); 8. Kade Morton (7) DNS – Brandon Wimmer

B main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Collin Moyle (2); 2. Scotty Thiel (6); 3. Timothy Smith (3); 4. John Anderson (12) / 5. Tyler Blank (7); 6. Sam Henderson (10); 7. Kade Morton (13); 8. Alan Zoutte (4); 9. Devin Kline (9); 10. Javen Ostermann (8); 11. Austin Miller (1); 12. Corey Day (5); 13. Gunner Ramey (11) DNS – Scott Broty, Slater Helt, Chris Morgan, James Broty

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Ian Madsen (1); 2. Joe Beaver (2); 3. Matt Covington (4); 4. Skylar Prochaska (3); 5. Justin Henderson (8); 6. Chase Randall (7); 7. Clint Garner (5); 8. Ryan Giles (13); 9. Terry McCarl (15); 10. Ryan Leavitt (12); 11. Matt Juhl (10); 12. Kaleb Johnson (19); 13. Tony Rost (11); 14. Nathan Mills (6); 15. Jamie Ball (17); 16. Chase Porter (18); 17. Chance Morton (16); 18. Alex Vande Voort (14); 19. Ricky Montgomery (20); 20. Scotty Thiel (22); 21. Collin Moyle (21); 22. Timothy Smith (23); 23. John Anderson (24); 24. Riley Goodno (9). Lap Leaders: Beaver 1-5, I. Madsen 6-20. Hard-charger: Johnson.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 44, Scotty Johnson, Dallas, IA (11), 17.225; 2. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (7), 17.530; 3. 26M, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (5), 17.630; 4. 17X, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (10), 17.635; 5. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (12), 17.750; 6. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (13), 17.762; 7. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (9), 17.771; 8. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (6), 17.921; 9. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (2), 18.104; 10. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (1), 18.184; 11. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (3), 18.399; 12. 42J, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (4), 18.481; 13. 55, Toby Mosher, Osceola, IA (8), 18.694

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.7: 1. Mike Johnston (1); 2. Josh Jones (2); 3. Mike Mayberry (3); 4. Chase Young (5); 5. Brandon Worthington (4); 6. Scotty Johnson (6); 7. Toby Mosher (7)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.6: 1. Matthew Stelzer (2); 2. Kade Higday (1); 3. Jeff Wilke (4); 4. Ryan Navratil (6); 5. Tyler Groenendyk (5); 6. Eric Bridger (3)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Tyler Groenendyk (4); 2. Matthew Stelzer (2); 3. Mike Mayberry (3); 4. Scotty Johnson (6); 5. Ryan Navratil (8); 6. Brandon Worthington (9); 7. Mike Johnston (10); 8. Eric Bridger (12); 9. Kade Higday (11); 10. Jeff Wilke (5); 11. Toby Mosher (13); 12. Josh Jones (1); 13. Chase Young (7). Lap Leaders: Stelzer 1, Groenendyk 2-15. Hard-charger: Bridger.

Dirt Trucks Results

A main #1 (started), 12 Laps, 4:48.5: 1. 30, Shawn Cooney, Des Moines, IA (2); 2. 10G, Bill Davis Jr., Des Moines, IA (3); 3. 17, Todd Cooney, Des Moines, IA (8); 4. 40, David Safill, Des Moines, IA (10); 5. 79x, Dennis Elliott, Mt. Ayr, IA (11); 6. 9, Jeff Johnson, Indianola, IA (1); 7. 7x, Rick Clark, Des Moines, IA (4); 8. 43, Shaun Clinger, Waukee, IA (6); 9. 57, Dennis Plain, Fort Dodge, IA (5); 10. 5, Brandon Bach, Des Moines, IA (9); 11. 2, Del Enos, Des Moines, IA (7). Lap Leader: S. Cooney 1-12. Hard-charger: Saffill.

A main #2 (started), 12 Laps, 4:53.2: 1. Todd Cooney (6); 2. Rick Clark (4); 3. Dennis Elliott (10); 4. Jeff Johnson (5); 5. Bill Davis Jr. (7); 6. David Safill (9); 7. Shawn Cooney (8); 8. Dennis Plain (2); 9. Del Enos (1); 10. Brandon Bach (11); 11. Shaun Clinger (3). Lap Leaders: Plain 1, T. Cooney 2-12. Hard-charger: Elliott.

 

 

7/13/22

Eldora Speedway

Rossburg, OH

WoO Joker’s Wild

55 cars

After late afternoon rains, things were delayed in getting started, and a fast track greeted the solid group of cars assembled. Cars were split into two groups, with the top 20 in each group locking into heats. The first group comprised heats one and two, and the second group made up heats three and four. David Gravel (26th car to time in the first group) set quick time at 12.869 seconds. Brian Brown (23rd car out) was second quick, followed by Ayrton Gennetten (7th), Gio Scelzi (15th) and Logan Schuchart (28th). Justin Peck (24th car out) set quick time in the second group at 12.967 seconds. He was followed by Rico Abreu (6th), Danny Dietrich (23rd), Carson Macedo (10th) and Donny Schatz (25th). Logan Wagner did not get a time in.

Non-Qualifier (started): 1. Lachlan McHugh 101 (1) 2. Zach Hampton 35 (3) 3. Brady Bacon 21H (4) 4. Henry Malcuit 70 (2) 5. Cole Macedo 18x (10) / 6. Skylar Gee 99 (6) 7. Bill Rose 6 (5) 8. Greg Wilson 97 (7) 9. McKenna Haase 55T (12) 10. Zeth Sabo 29 (9) 11. Bradley Ashford 4x (10) 12. Logan Fenton 40 (11) DNS – Robbie Price 7s, Dylan Westbrook 47x, Logan Wagner 1

The 8-lapper took the top four to the tail of each of the four heats. McHugh led the distance with Hampton in tow. Malcuit took third from Bacon on lap two, but Brady got back around and couple of laps later. Malcuit would scratch from the fourth heat, giving that spot to Co. Macedo, the first alternate.

Heat one (started): 1. Gravel 2 (1) 2. Gennetten 3 (2) 3. Schuchart 1s (3) 4. Brent Marks 19 (6) 5. Tanner Thorson 49x (7) / 6. Kerry Madsen 83JR (5) 7. Anthony Macri 39M (4) 8. Sheldon Haudenschild 17 (9) 9. McHugh (11) 10. Noah Gass 20G (8) 11. Lee Jacobs 81 (10)

Heats were 8 laps and took the top five to the feature, and the top two to the Dash. There was not much passing save the opening lap in most, but Macri held the last transfer in this one, until Thorson stormed by him on the low side to claim it on lap two. It was the only pass in the top five in any heat after the first lap.

Heat two (started): 1. Brown 21 (1) 2. Scelzi 18 (2) 3. Brad Sweet 49 (4) 4. Kyle Larson 57 (6) 5. Spencer Bayston 5 (3) / 6. Tyler Courtney 7BC (5) 7. Zeb Wise 26 (9) 8. Alex Bowman 55 (7) 9. Hunter Schuerenberg 55w (10) 10. Dave Blaney 10 (8) 11. Hampton (11)

Heat three (started): 1. Peck 13 (1) 2. Dietrich 48 (2) 3. Schatz 15 (3) 4. Jacob Allen 1a (5) 5. Parker Price-Miller 11 (4) / 6. James McFadden 83 (6) 7. Bill Balog 17B (8) 8. Sye Lynch 42 (7) 9. Chris Windom 19w (10) 10. Bacon (11) 11. Marcus Dumesny 1AU (9)

Heat four (started): 1. Ca. Macedo 41 (2) 2. Kasey Kahne 9 (4) 3. Abreu 24 (1) 4. Brock Zearfoss 3z (6) 5. Aaron Reutzel 8 (3) / 6. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (7) 7. Cap Henry 4 (5) 8. Kraig Kinser 11K (8) 9. Cale Thomas 91 (9) 10. Co. Macedo (11) 11. TJ Stutts 11T (10) DNS – Malcuit

C main (started): 1. Bacon (2) 2. Dumesny (4) / 3. Gass (1) 4. Jacobs (3) 5. Westbrook (9) 6. Stutts (5) 7. Gee (6) 8. Ashford (8) 9. Sabo (7) DNS – Blaney, Co. Macedo, Hampton, Malcuit, Rose, Wilson, Haase, Fenton, Price, Wagner

The track started widening a bit for the 8-lap C that took two to the back of the B. Gass led Bacon, Dumesny and Jacobs early. Bacon was all over Gass and took the point from him on lap three. Sabo stopped and exited on lap four. The restart stopped the momentum of Dumesny, who was gaining on Gass, but after the green fell again, he was able to pull off a slider in one and two to take the final transfer.

Dash (started): 1. Peck (2) 2. Gravel (4) 3. Brown (6) 4. Kahne (1) 5. Ca. Macedo (3) 6. Dietrich (7) 7. Scelzi (5) 8. Gennetten (8)

The 6-lap Dash set the starting spots in the first four rows of the feature. Peck led Gravel for the distance. Brown passed Kahne for third on lap two.

B main (started): 1. Macri (1) 2. Madsen (3) 3. McFadden (4) 4. Henry (2) / 5. Balog (8) 6. Courtney (5) 7. Hafertepe (6) 8. Haudenschild (9) 9. Bowman (11) 10. Kinser (12) 11. Wise (7) 12. McHugh (13) 13. Windom (14) 14. Bacon (17) 15. Dumesny (18) 16. Thomas (16) 17. Lynch (10) 18. Schuerenberg (15)

The 12-lapper took the top four to the A. Macri, Madsen, McFadden and Henry held serve up front all 12 laps. The good battle was behind them for fifth. Hafertepe held the spot most of the way, before Balog disposed of Courtney and then shot into the fifth spot with three to go. Courtney would follow him into sixth, but all would take their cars to the trailer.

A main (started): 1. Gravel (2) 2. Ca. Macedo (5) 3. Brown (3) 4. Peck (1) 5. Kahne (4) 6. Abreu (12) 7. Schatz (10) 8. Sweet (11) 9. Scelzi (7) 10. Gennetten (8) 11. Larson (15) 12. Haudenschild (25, prov.) 13. Schuchart (9) 14. Madsen (22) 15. Bayston (19) 16. Marks (13) 17. Reutzel (20) 18. Zearfoss (16) 19. Thorson (17) 20. McFadden (23) 21. Henry (24) 22. Dietrich (6) 23. Allen (14) 24. Price-Miller (18) 25. Macri (21)

The 25-lap feature began with Madsen getting into the wall. He’d restart at the tail. Gravel led early over Brown, Peck, Ca. Macedo and Kahne. Gravel was into lapped traffic by lap eight. Macedo, who won twice this week a year ago, passed Peck for third, as he began to make the low side work on lap 10. Scelzi and Kahne had a nice battle for fifth, as they exchanged that spot twice. On lap 17, Macedo sized up Brown and passed him for the runner-up spot. With five laps to go, Allen stopped, slowing things. Kahne was able to take fourth from Peck on the restart low in turn four. The final caution came with two to go, when Dietrich went up in smoke. Gravel would go on to win, with Ca. Macedo and Brown in tow. Peck took back fourth from Kahne. The hard-charger was Haudenschild, who needed to use a provisional to make the field.

 

 

7/12/22

Attica Raceway Park

Attica, OH

Brad Doty Classic

WoO

44 cars

Cars were split into two flights of qualifying, with the first group comprising heats one and two, and the second group making up heats three and four. Kerry Madsen (5th car out to time) set quick time with the first group on the 1/3-mile oval with 12.837 seconds. David Gravel (17th car out) was second quick, followed by Zeb Wise (9th), Logan Schuchart (21st) and Donny Schatz (20th). Kyle Larson (1st car out in the second group) set quick time in his flight at 12.926 seconds. Gio Scelzi (5th car out) was second quick, followed by Sheldon Haudenschild (9th), James McFadden (6th) and Trey Jacobs (2nd). Ten of the 22 qualifiers in the second flight got over the turn two cushion and went off the track.

Heat one (started): 1. Madsen 83JR (1) 2. Wise 26 (2) 3. Schatz 15 (3) 4. Kasey Kahne 9 (4) 5. Travis Philo 5T (5) / 6. Rico Abreu 24 (7) 7. Chris Andrews 23 (9) 8. Alex Bowman 55 (8) 9. Zeth Sabo 29 (10) 10. Conner Morrell 28M (6) 11. Bill Rose 6 (11)

8-lap heats took the top five to the feature, and the top two to the Dash. This one was mostly single-file with no changes in the top five after the first lap.

Heat two (started): 1. Gravel 2 (1) 2. Schuchart 1s (2) 3. Greg Wilson 97 (5) 4. Hunter Schuerenberg 55w (4) 5. Jacob Allen 1a (6) / 6. Tim Shaffer 28 (7) 7. Brandon Spithaler 22 (3) 8. TJ Michael 8m (9) 9. Sean Rayhall 14 (8) 10. Zach Hampton 35 (10) 11. Chad Kemenah 15K (11)

Schuchart led Gravel, Wilson, Spithaler and Schuerenberg early. Gravel took the lead on lap two. Spithaler and Schuerenberg both got by Wilson in a battle for third on lap two. Schuerenberg then drove Spithaler off the top of turn three and brought a caution. Spithaler showed his displeasure with Schuerenberg after the checkers, after climbing to seventh from the tail. After the lap two caution, Wilson took the third spot back.

Heat three (started): 1. Larson 57 (1) 2. Haudenschild 17 (2) 3. Carson Macedo 41 (4) 4. Tyler Courtney 7BC (6) 5. Jacobs 3J (3) / 6. Cole Macedo 18x (9) 7. Tanner Thorson 49x (7) 8. DJ Foos 16 (11) 9. Robbie Price 7s (8) 10. Marcus Dumesny 1AU (10) 11. Parker Price-Miller 11 (5)

Larson led the distance. Jacobs held a narrow advantage in the last transfer throughout the race. Great racing ensued between Co. Macedo and Price-Miller. Price-Miller used the high side to get momentum, but spun out of contention on the last lap.

Heat four (started): 1. McFadden 83 (2) 2. Brad Sweet 49 (6) 3. Brock Zearfoss 3z (3) 4. Gio Scelzi 18 (1) 5. Cap Henry 4 (5) / 6. Spencer Bayston 5 (4) 7. Noah Gass 20G (8) 8. Craig Mintz 09 (7) 9. Lachlan McHugh 101 (9) 10. Stuart Brubaker 2x (11) 11. Kraig Kinser 11K (10)

Scelzi led early over McFadden, Bayston, Sweet and Zearfoss. McFadden shot by Scelzi to take the lead on lap two, while Sweet took third, and Zearfoss fourth from Bayston. Sweet cinched into a Dash spot from row three by passing Scelzi on lap three. Zearfoss was third by the halfway point. Henry snatched the last transfer spot from Bayston on lap three, but Bayston stayed close. Henry made himself “wide” in holding onto the spot, with Bayston coming just two-hundredths of a second short at the checkers.

C main (started): 1. Sabo (1) 2. McHugh (4) / 3. Morrell (5) 4. Price (2) 5. Rose (7) 6. Kemenah (8) 7. Brubaker (6) 8. Kinser (9) 9. Rayhall (3) DNS – Dumesny, Hampton, Price-Miller

The 10-lapper took the top two to the back of the B. Sabo led Price and Rayhall on lap one. Morrell surged from fourth to second on lap two in his chase for Sabo. McHugh used the low side to snatch third from Price with three to go and reeled in Morrell. He passed him for the final transfer in the very last corner.

Dash (started): 1. Gravel (2) 2. Sweet (3) 3. Madsen (1) 4. Larson (5) 5. Haudenschild (4) 6. Wise (8) 7. Schuchart (6) 8. McFadden (7)

The 6-lapper set the first four rows for the feature. Schuchart was docked a row for being late to staging. Gravel led the distance. Sweet took second from Madsen on lap three.

B main (started): 1. Abreu (3) 2. Bayston (2) 3. Co. Macedo (4) 4. Thorson (6) / 5. Spithaler (1) 6. Shaffer (5) 7. McHugh (14) 8. Gass (8) 9. Mintz (12) 10. Foos (10) 11. Michael (11) 12. Andrews (7) 13. Sabo (13) 14. Bowman (9)

Spithaler led Bayston, Co. Macedo and Abreu early. Abreu took third from Co. Macedo on lap two before Andrews spun to bring caution. Spithaler picked the inside line ahead of Bayston, Abreu, Co. Macedo, Thorson and Shaffer. Abreu got a mega-jump that had my section scratching their heads. Anyway, he was leading by the flagstand ahead of Bayston, Spithall and Co. Macedo. By lap four, Thorson had shot from fifth up to third. On lap six, Spithaler got back by Co. Macedo for the final transfer, but Co. Macedo used a good ninth lap to shoot from fifth back up to third. Abreu, Bayston, Co. Macedo and Thorson moved on. Sabo flipped in three and four after the checkers flew. He was not injured.

A main (started): 1. Larson (4) 2. Schatz (9) 3. Sweet (2) 4. Schuchart (7) 5. Gravel (1) 6. Madsen (3) 7. Wise (6) 8. Courtney (14) 9. McFadden (8) 10. Haudenschild (5) 11. Ca. Macedo (10) 12. Zearfoss (12) 13. Wilson (11) 14. Abreu (21) 15. Scelzi (16) 16. Allen (19) 17. Jacobs (18) 18. Henry (20) 19. Kahne (13) 20. Schuerenberg (15) 21. Thorson (24) 22. Co. Macedo (23) 23. Bayston (22) 24. Philo (17)

The 40-lapper took a while to get a rhythm. Sweet shot out to the early lead over Madsen and Larson. Haudenschild took fourth from Gravel on lap two. Larson worked by Madsen for second on lap three. A Thorson spin on lap eight slowed things. Sweet chose the inside line ahead of Larson, Madsen, Haudenschild, Wise and Gravel. Haudenschild took third, while Gravel moved into the top five. Only two more laps counted before Bayston spun while running 13th. Philo exited with a broken shock. Schuerenberg spun on that restart, setting up single-file. Madsen passed Haudenschild with a slider in turn two to take third. On lap 12, Haudenschild would run into Madsen in turn four, then proceed to do a 360. He kept it going, but the caution came out. He was placed in 12th on the restart. Sweet took the inside line again, but this time, Larson shot by him to take the point. Gravel moved into fourth, and Schatz started coming on in fifth. By lap 14, Schatz passed Gravel for fourth. Henry spun while running 13th on lap 16 to bring the final yellow. Larson chose the outside line, ahead of Sweet, Madsen, Schatz, Gravel and Wise. Schatz continued a low to middle line and passed Madsen for third on lap 21. The leaders finally entered traffic for the first time with 12 to go. Schatz would go low in four to take second from Sweet on lap 29. For the final ten laps, he was on Larson’s tail, pulling beside him on a couple of occasions. Kyle held on to win the Doty Classic for the second time, with his first having come in 2020. Schatz was the hard-charger.

 

 

7/10/22

Lee County Speedway

POWRi 410 Wing League

18 cars

Ayrton Gennetten (12th car out to time) set quick time on the 3/8-mile oval at 14.833 seconds. Austin McCarl (8th car out) was second quick, followed by Roger Crockett (16th), Chris Martin (17th), Josh Schneiderman (9th), Terry McCarl (18th), Garet Williamson (4th), Riley Goodno (15th), Ian Madsen (11th) and Slater Helt (13th). Bobby Mincer was late to the track, and got one lap at the end of hot laps.

Heat one (started): 1. Williamson 24 (1) 2. Crockett 11 (3) 3. Madsen 2KS (5) 4. Schneiderman 49 (2) 5. Gennetten 3 (4) 6. Kyle Bellm 50K (6) 7. Tasker Phillips 7TAZ (7) 8. Tyler Duff 9 (8) 9. Bobby Mincer 15 (9)

8-lap heats inverted four by time, and used the passing points system, added with qualifying points to set up the feature lineup. Williamson led Schneiderman, Crockett and Gennetten early. Madsen used the low side of two to pass Gennetten for fourth on lap three. The next lap, Crockett used the same spot to get by Schndierman for second. Madsen would move into third on lap five.

Heat two (started): 1. T. McCarl 24x (2) 2. A. McCarl 88 (4) 3. Goodno 22 (1) 4. Martin 44 (3) 5. Jake Neuman 3N (7) 6. Shelby Bosie 3B (6) 7. Helt 22s (5) 8. Andy Bishop 42 (8) 9. Will Armitage 7A (9)

Goodno led T. McCarl, A. McCarl, Martin and Bosie early. Things were working for Goodno until Armitage stopped five laps in to bring caution. T. McCarl worked the low side of turn two on the restart to take the lead, while Neuman worked into the top five. A. McCarl hit the high side of three and four on the final lap to snatch second.

A main (started): 1. A. McCarl (1) 2. Crockett (2) 3. Williamson (4) 4. Gennetten (5) 5. Martin (7) 6. T. McCarl (3) 7. Madsen (6) 8. Neuman (10) 9. Goodno (9) 10. Schneiderman (8) 11. Phillips (14) 12. Helt (13) 13. Bellm (11) 14. Duff (15) 15. Bishop (16) 16. Bosie (12) 17. Armitage (17) DNS – Mincer

The 30-lapper went non-stop. A. McCarl shot out to the early lead, while T. McCarl followed him, with Crockett, Williamson and Gennetten in tow. The leader hit lapped traffic on lap seven. Gennetten took fourth from Williamson on lap 12, while Crockett was reeling in T. McCarl for the runner-up spot. A slider in three and four on lap 14 got him that spot. Gennetten followed Crockett into third on lap 17 on the high side of two. As the laps ripped off, A. McCarl diced through traffic, while Crockett gained momentum as well. A slider in two got Williamson third from Gennetten on lap 28. Crockett was rapidly reeling in the leader, but coming .267 of a second short at the checkers. A. McCarl took home $5,000 for his win.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Tops Wild Night at Knoxville!

Terry McCarl Wins Again in 360’s; Mike Mayberry Wins Three-Way Battle in Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 9, 2022) – Gio Scelzi stood atop the podium on a night that saw hard luck, hard crashes and plenty of action Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. The Fresno, California driver earned $5,000 for his 410 win on Farm Bureau Financial Night aboard the KCP Racing #18. Terry McCarl held off Aaron Reutzel to win the 360 main event for the second consecutive week, and Mike Mayberry topped a thriller in the Pro Sprints.

Scelzi shot out from his starting spot outside row one to lead early in the 20-lap 410 feature over Ian Madsen, a charging Reutzel, Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Sawyer Phillips. Reutzel quickly took second on lap two, before a seventh running Justin Henderson got into the turn four wall, breaking his front end.

On the restart, Reutzel slid in front of Scelzi in turn one, taking the lead. Scelzi kept the pressure on, however, and when Reutzel got against the wall in turn four, he retook the point on lap four. The contact with the wall may have plagued Reutzel, who blew his right rear tire eighth laps in.

That set up a restart that saw Scelzi leading Hafertepe, Brian Brown, Ayrton Gennetten and Sawyer Phillips back to green. Brown quickly moved into second before Tasker Phillips spun with 11 laps to go. That restart saw Reutzel, who had restarted at the tail, get upside down in turn one. He was unhurt. Ian Madsen also headed to the work area at that point, surrendering his sixth place running spot.

Brown made a bid on the restart, but Scelzi held off the challenge and went away to his fourth career win here. Brown held onto second, and Gennetten grabbed third with four laps to go, followed by Hafertepe and Austin McCarl. Sawyer Phillips, JJ Hickle, Davey Heskin, Lynton Jeffrey and Kerry Madsen rounded out the top ten. Sawyer Phillips set quick time over the 32-car field, while Austin McCarl, Hafertepe, Heskin and Brandon Wimmer won heats. Scott Bogucki claimed the B. Sawyer Phillips and Jeffrey both flipped in separate incidents in heat one, but returned for the feature.

“I was really good early,” said Scelzi in Victory Lane. “The car kind of got away from me at the end, and I just had to drive it harder and harder. The harder I drove it, the more it seemed to like it. I had to work for that one. I know it was only 20 laps, but it felt like a hundred. Caution after caution, I couldn’t take off from the bottom, so I tried the top and it was a little bit better. Brownie and Reutzel and really good and will race you hard. The car’s getting better. We have some balance back in this thing.”

Joe Beaver shot out from the pole in the 18-lap 360 main event, ahead of Terry McCarl, Reutzel, Kaleb Johnson and Garet Williamson. Clint Garner, who entered the night as the point leader, was unable to get a qualifying time in, so had to come through the B. By the time lap one was over, he had driver from twenty-first to thirteenth.

While Beaver was fast on the bottom, McCarl picked a line in the middle of track and carried his momentum to the lead in turn two on lap five. Nate Mills spun a lap later, bringing the only caution of the event. McCarl led Beaver, Reutzel, Johnson and Williamson back to green.

Williamson grabbed fourth on the restart, but McCarl pulled away up front. By lap ten, Garner was into the top ten himself. McCarl entered lapped traffic on the thirteenth circuit, while Reutzel was gaining speed, and snagged the second spot from Beaver with four to go.

The closing laps saw Reutzel edge closer to the leader. McCarl struggled with the lapped car of Mills in the late stages, but held off Reutzel for his twelfth career 360 win here. Beaver was third, followed by Williamson and Johnson. Chase Randall, Ryan Grimes, Carson McCarl, hard-charger Garner and Jamie Ball completed the top ten. Ball set quick time over the 31-car field, while Williamson, Alex Vande Voort and Timothy Smith won the heats. Gunner Ramey won the B main. Tyler Barrick took a hard ride in the B main, and Ben Brown tumbled after contact with Tyler Lee in a battle for the final transfer spot. Neither driver was injured.

“In our family, we consider Aaron Reutzel one of the top five drivers in the world,” said McCarl in Victory Lane. “Clint and Jamie, everyone else in this thing, are great competitors. What a racetrack, but when he’s back there, you know Aaron is coming. I had to do what I did. I had to give up the bottom (for the lapped car). When you have Aaron behind you, I was going to win or wad it there.”

Before the 15-lap Pro Sprints feature could get a lap in, Brandon Worthington got upside down in turn three. He was unhurt. Mike Johnston got off to a fast start from the pole once the race turned green, followed by Scotty Johnson and Ryan Navritil.

On lap two, Mike Mayberry shot from fourth to second, but Johnson suck back by him a lap later. By the halfway point, Johnson was reeling in Johnston, and with four to go got below him and just above the turn four berm to lead.

Johnston slammed low into turn one and took the point back. Mayberry pulled to the high side, as the top three drivers were three-wide entering turn three on lap 13.

Mayberry emerged with the lead and went on to his fifth career win here, ahead of Johnston, Johnson, Chase Young and Tyler Groenendyk. Kade Higday, Eric Bridger, Matthew Stelzer, Navritil and Josh Jones rounded out the top ten. Groenendyk set quick time, while Johnston and Higday won heat races.

“(Johnston and Johnson) just got to battling and slowed each other down a little bit,” said Mayberry of his late pass for the win. “We were able to get around them. We had to do some redemption from last week. This is the exact same setup. We found a right rear torsion bar failed last week. It’s good that we’re here.”

On Friday, Martina McBride will be performing at the Knoxville Raceway in conjunction with the Marion County Fair! Contact the ticket office for admission. On Saturday, July 16, it will be Van Wall Equipment Night. All three sprint car classes will be in action. The 360’s will include the second visit of the year for the Midwest Power Series, featuring a $3,000 to win main event, and a $3,000 bonus for sweeping Jackson’s feature Friday and Saturday at Knoxville. The DTRA Trucks will also be in competition, and it will also be Future Stars Night. On Sunday, join us for the Twin States Pulling Association Truck and Tractor Pull. For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (9), 15.698 ($100 from OpenWheel101.com); 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (18), 15.707; 3. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (26), 15.728; 4. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (28), 15.799; 5. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (8), 15.837; 6. 2KS, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (13), 15.857; 7. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (15), 15.887; 8. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 15.924; 9. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (24), 15.957; 10. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (10), 15.964; 11. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (11), 15.993; 12. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (32), 16.008; 13. 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (20), 16.022; 14. 5, Brady Forbrook, Morgan, MN (27), 16.030; 15. 83JR, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (7), 16.064; 16. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (12), 16.075; 17. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (4), 16.076; 18. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (23), 16.133; 19. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (31), 16.152; 20. 6, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (22), 16.193; 21. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (3), 16.239; 22. 14T, Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND (21), 16.243; 23. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (2), 16.263; 24. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (5), 16.275; 25. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (16), 16.294; 26. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (1), 16.297; 27. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (6), 16.435; 28. 14, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (30), 16.450; 29. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (29), 16.560; 30. 76, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (14), 16.663; 31. 36A, Eddie Lumbar, Denilquin, VIC, Aust (25), 17.599; 32. 9H, Landon Hansen, Newton, IA (19), 17.982

Heat one (started), 9 Laps, NT: 1. Austin McCarl (2); 2. Dustin Selvage (1); 3. JJ Hickle (4); 4. Justin Henderson (5); 5. Scott Bogucki (7); 6. Tyler Drueke (8); 7. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 8. Sawyer Phillips (6)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.5: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4); 2. Riley Goodno (2); 3. Brian Brown (6); 4. Tim Estenson (1); 5. Ian Madsen (5); 6. Brady Forbrook (3); 7. Chris Martin (7); 8. Nathan Mills (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.3: 1. Davey Heskin (2); 2. Aaron Reutzel (4); 3. Kerry Madsen (3); 4. Gio Scelzi (5); 5. Zach Hampton (1); 6. Carson McCarl (7); 7. Eddie Lumbar (6) DNS – Matt Juhl

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.1: 1. Brandon Wimmer (2); 2. Roger Crockett (4); 3. Ayrton Gennetten (6); 4. Tasker Phillips (5); 5. AJ Moeller (3); 6. Jordan Goldesberry (1); 7. Josh Higday (7); 8. Landon Hansen (8)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 2:48.8: 1. Scott Bogucki (3); 2. Zach Hampton (1); 3. Carson McCarl (5); 4. Tim Estenson (2) 5. Jordan Goldesberry (4) / 6. Tyler Drueke (7); 7. Chris Martin (6); 8. Nathan Mills (8); 9. Eddie Lumbar (9); 10. Landon Hansen (10) DNS – Matt Juhl, Josh Higday

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Gio Scelzi (2); 2. Brian Brown (7); 3. Ayrton Gennetten (6); 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4); 5. Austin McCarl (12); 6. Sawyer Phillips (3); 7. JJ Hickle (9); 8. Davey Heskin (13); 9. Lynton Jeffrey (18); 10. Kerry Madsen (15); 11. Dustin Selvage (17); 12. Carson McCarl (23); 13. Tasker Phillips (10); 14. Scott Bogucki (21); 15. Brandon Wimmer (14); 16. Tim Estenson (20); 17. AJ Moeller (16); 18. Jordan Goldesberry (22); 19. Ian Madsen (1); 20. Roger Crockett (11); 21. Aaron Reutzel (8); 22. Brady Forbrook (19); 23. Justin Henderson (5) DNS – Zach Hampton, Riley Goodno. Lap Leaders: Scelzi 1-2, Reutzel 3, Scelzi 4-20. Hard-charger: C. McCarl.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (1), 16.514; 2. 9G, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (17), 16.521; 3. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (2), 16.577; 4. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (30), 16.692; 5. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (22), 16.829; 6. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (12), 16.841; 7. 24W, Garet Williamson, Kingdom City, MO (19), 16.867; 8. 83, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (21), 16.873; 9. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 16.890; 10. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.933; 11. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (27), 16.968; 12. 7C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (26), 16.990; 13. 4, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (31), 16.991; 14. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (10), 17.036; 15. 86, Timothy Smith, Rocheport, MO (11), 17.096; 16. 22S, Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO (6), 17.099; 17. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.100; 18. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.114; 19. 21, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO (24), 17.115; 20. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (28), 17.118; 21. 2, Chase Porter, St. Joseph, MO (13), 17.147; 22. 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA (29), 17.269; 23. 7, Tyler Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA (7), 17.286; 24. 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (16), 17.304; 25. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (25), 17.495; 26. 22W, Aaron Werner, Colman, SD (4), 17.510; 27. 11X, Austin O'Neal, Kearney, MO (23), 17.547; 28. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (18), 17.659; 29. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (20), 17.661; 30. 28, Luke Verardi, Taylorville, IL (14), 18.475; 31. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (5), NT

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.7: 1. Garet Williamson (4); 2. Chris Martin (2); 3. Jamie Ball (6); 4. Clint Garner (11); 5. Terry McCarl (5); 6. Riley Goodno (3); 7. Slater Helt (1); 8. Ben Brown (9); 9. Matt Allen (8); 10. Gunner Ramey (7); 11. John Anderson (10)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.1: 1. Alex Vande Voort (1); 2. Aaron Reutzel (4); 3. Ryan Giles (6); 4. Kaleb Johnson (5); 5. Nathan Mills (2); 6. Tony Rost (3); 7. Ryan Leavitt (7); 8. Tyler Lee (8); 9. Alan Zoutte (10); 10. Aaron Werner (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Timothy Smith (2); 2. Collin Moyle (1); 3. Carson McCarl (4); 4. Joe Beaver (5); 5. Chase Randall (6); 6. Chase Porter (7); 7. Austin O'Neal (9); 8. Tyler Barrick (8); 9. Luke Verardi (10); 10. Devin Kline (3)

B main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Gunner Ramey (1); 2. Clint Garner (10); 3. Austin O'Neal (7); 4. Tyler Lee (3) / 5. Alan Zoutte (9); 6. Aaron Werner (6); 7. John Anderson (8); 8. Ben Brown (5); 9. Matt Allen (2); 10. Tyler Barrick (4) DNS – Luke Verardi

A main, 18 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (2); 2. Aaron Reutzel (3); 3. Joe Beaver (1); 4. Garet Williamson (6); 5. Kaleb Johnson (4); 6. Chase Randall (5); 7. Ryan Giles (7); 8. Carson McCarl (9); 9. Clint Garner (22); 10. Jamie Ball (8); 11. Chris Martin (11); 12. Riley Goodno (14); 13. Tony Rost (15); 14. Timothy Smith (10); 15. Gunner Ramey (21); 16. Austin O'Neal (23); 17. Ryan Leavitt (20); 18. Nathan Mills (16); 19. Alex Vande Voort (12); 20. Devin Kline (19); 21. Chase Porter (18); 22. Collin Moyle (13); 23. Tyler Lee (24); 24. Slater Helt (17). Lap Leaders: Beaver 1-4, T. McCarl 5-18. Hard-charger: Garner.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 17X, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (8), 17.384; 2. 44, Scotty Johnson, Dallas, IA (13), 17.469; 3. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (1), 17.504; 4. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (3), 17.545; 5. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (6), 17.584; 6. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.664; 7. 26M, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (4), 17.693; 8. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (7), 17.704; 9. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (2), 17.853; 10. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.991; 11. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (5), 18.038; 12. 42J, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (11), 18.311; 13. 4, Josh Poe, Peculiar, MO (12), 19.044

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:49.6: 1. Mike Johnston (1); 2. Ryan Navratil (2); 3. Chase Young (3); 4. Mike Mayberry (5); 5. Tyler Groenendyk (6); 6. Brandon Worthington (4); 7. Josh Poe (7)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.9: 1. Kade Higday (1); 2. Matthew Stelzer (5); 3. Jeff Wilke (4); 4. Eric Bridger (3); 5. Josh Jones (2); 6. Scotty Johnson (6)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:41.9: 1. Mike Mayberry (6); 2. Mike Johnston (1); 3. Scotty Johnson (4); 4. Chase Young (3); 5. Tyler Groenendyk (7); 6. Kade Higday (9); 7. Eric Bridger (11); 8. Matthew Stelzer (8); 9. Ryan Navratil (2); 10. Josh Jones (12); 11. Jeff Wilke (5); 12. Josh Poe (13); 13. Brandon Worthington (10). Lap Leaders: Johnston 1-10, Johnson 11, Johnston 12, Mayberry 13-15. Hard-charger: Mayberry.

 

 

2022 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Through 7/2/22

1. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 494 (1)
2. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 457 (3)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 423 (3)
4. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 315
5. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 295
6. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 284 (1)
7. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 263
8. Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK, 256 (4)
9. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 247 (1)
10. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust., 207
(tie) Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 207
12. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 203 (2)
13. Buddy Kofoid, Penngrove, CA, 198 (1)
14. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 184
(tie) Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 184
16. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 168
17. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 160 (1)
18. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD, 136
19. Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 128
20. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 118
21. JJ Hickle, Quilcene, Wa, 116
22. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 107
23. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 100
24. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 86
25. Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 82
26. Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 77
27. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 60 (1)
(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 60
29. Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 57
30. Josh Higday, Knoxville, IA 56
31. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 54
(tie) Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 54
(tie) Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 54
34. Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 50
35. Thomas Kennedy, Winnigpeg, MB, Can., 40
36. Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK, 35
37. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 32
38. Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO, 30
(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 30
40. Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 26
(tie) Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 26
42. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 25
43. Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust., 24
44. Christopher Thram, Sanborn, MN 22
45. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 16
(tie) Cody Hansen, Nunda, SD, 16
47. Brant O'Banion, Norfolk, NE, 14
(tie) Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA, 14
(tie) Chuck McGillivray, Madison, SD, 14
50. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 12
51. Alex Schriever, Hartford, SD, 10
(tie) Mitchel Moles, Raisin City, CA, 10
53. Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN, 8
(tie) Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 8
(tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 8
56. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 6
(tie) Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6
58. Tim Estenson, Grand Forks, ND, 4
59. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE, 2
(tie) Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Winners

2, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA
1, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN
1, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH

$100 OpenWheel101.com Quick Time Winners

4/23 – Justin Henderson (Knoxville)
4/30 – AJ Moeller (Knoxville)
5/7 - Brian Brown (Knoxville)
5/14 - Brian Brown (Knoxville)
5/21 - Gio Scelzi (Knoxville)
5/28 - Justin Henderson (Knoxville)
6/4 - Aaron Reutzel (Knoxville)
7/2 - Ayrton Gennetten (Knoxville)

2022 Tentative Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com (tentative)

Sat, April 16 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Mother Nature)
Sat, April 23 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Postponed to 6/4)
Sat, April 30 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 7 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA)
Sun, May 8 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Sat, May 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sun, May 15 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA)
Sat, May 21 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Sun, May 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA)
Sat, May 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sun, May 29 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK)
Sat, June 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA)
Sat, June 4 - Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Make-up) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Sun, June 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (Rain)
Fri, June 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA)
Sat, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sun, June 12 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, June 17 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK)
Sat, June 18 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK)
Sun, June 19 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK)
Wed, June 22 - Huset's Speedway (SD) WoO (Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN)
Thu, June 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (Buddy Kofoid, Penngrove, CA)
Fri, June 24 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA)
Sat, June 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sat, July 2 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Sat, July 9 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sat, July 16 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, July 17 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sat, July 23 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, July 24 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sat, July 30 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) All Stars
Sun, July 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sun, August 7 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Capitani Classic
Mon, August 8 - Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, August 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Thu, August 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Fri, August 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Sat, August 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Thu, August 18 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals
Fri, August 19 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals
Sat, August 20 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals
Sat, August 27 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, August 28 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sat, September 3 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl
Sun, September 4 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl

 

 

 

Aaron Reutzel Dominates at Knoxville to the Tune of $6,000!

Terry McCarl Roars to 360 Win; Tyler Groenendyk Scores in Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 2, 2022) – Racers and fans alike were eager to get back to racing Saturday at Knoxville Raceway for Mid-Season Championship Night and the Nolan Wren Memorial presented by Higher View Enterprises, Inc. With bonus laps and money on the line, the action matched the fireworks after the feature event! Aaron Reutzel cruised to a solid win in the 410 class. Terry McCarl held off Reutzel to win in the 360’s, and Tyler Groenendyk went wire to wire with the Pro Sprints.

Reutzel shot out from his pole position in the non-stop 25-lap 410 main event with Cory Eliason, Austin McCarl, Brian Brown and Matt Juhl in tow. Tyler Courtney would get by Juhl to round out the top five by lap three.

Reutzel advanced into lapped traffic on lap seven and never missed a beat despite some smoke emanating from the Ridge & Sons Racing #8. By lap 13, his margin was up to 3.8 seconds over Eliason.

With five laps to go, his lead had shrunk to under three seconds, but the Clute, Texas native would lap up to tenth place, taking his third 410 feature this season and the fifth in his career. Reutzel received a $1,000 bonus for being the highest finisher in the point standings bringing his winning total to $6,000.

Eliason was second, followed by Austin McCarl ($500 bonus), Brown ($250 bonus) and Courtney. Davey Heskin, Buddy Kofoid, Ayrton Gennetten, JJ Hickle and Juhl completed the top ten. Gennetten set quick time over the 32-car field, while Brown, Justin Henderson, Austin McCarl and Tasker Phillips won heats. Riley Goodno claimed the B.

“I may be the only drive in the field to have known Nolan Wren, so it’s really cool to win this race,” said Reutzel in Victory Lane. “I think I won the first three they had, and I’m really happy to win it. We’ve known the Wrens for a long time. He’s still greatly missed today. This one’s for him. The car was phenomenal. We put a different one together, and I think it made all the difference.”

Devin Kline darted out from the pole position to lead early in the 20-lap 360 feature, trailed by Jamie Ball, Terry McCarl, Kaleb Johnson and Tony Rost. Ball took over the lead on lap two with a pass high in turn two, while Ryan Giles entered the top five.

McCarl used the low side to take second from Kline on lap three and set his sights on the leader On lap five, he stuck the bottom of turns one and two to take the point from Ball. At the same time, Johnston claimed third from Kline.

Giles entered the top four on lap seven, and Reutzel followed him into the top five. McCarl was into lapped traffic with 12 to go. Reutzel was gaining momentum, passing Giles for fourth and then claiming third from Johnson on lap 11.

Alex Vande Voort spun with a flat left rear tire with eight laps to go, bringing the only caution of the race. McCarl shot out again over Ball, Reutzel, Johnson and Giles. On lap 14, Reutzel passed Ball for second. On the next circuit, he briefly passed McCarl in turn two, but McCarl came back to the line with the point.

From there, McCarl protected the low groove to win his third feature here this year, and claimed his eleventh career 360 victory. He earned $2,750 for his win including his bonus. Reutzel settled for second, ahead of Ball ($375 bonus), Johnson ($190 bonus) and Giles. Clint Garner, Chase Randall, Ryan Roberts, Joe Beaver and Rost rounded out the top ten. Randall set quick time over the 32-car field, while Reutzel, Johnson, Rost and Riley Goodno were heat winners. Ryan Leavitt won the B main.

“Jamie is such a good driver, and you don’t know where to go,” said McCarl. “We felt good on the top and the bottom. I thought I’d play my own game. I wanted to have fun doing this, and I had a lot of fun. I appreciate Jamie…we raced each other clean. That one was for the fans.”

Tyler Groenendyk had little resistance in leading all 15 laps of the Pro Sprints feature. Chase Young chased him in second early, follwoed by Brandon Worthington, Kade Higday and Eric Bridger. Bridger gained fourth on lap two, and Matthew Stelzer followed him into fifth by lap three.

Six laps in, Josh Jones spun, bringing caution. Stelzer, who was running fifth suffered from a stuck throttle and pitched his car sideways on the frontstretch backing it into the guardrail. He was done for the night, but uninjured.

While Higday and Worthington traded third behind him, Groenendyk cruised the last nine laps to victory and a $500 bonus, making his winning haul $1,150. Young ($250 bonus) was second, followed by Worthington ($125 bonus), Higday and Bridger. Jeff Wilke, Mike Mayberry, Scotty Johnson, Ryan Navritil and Jones completed the top ten. Stelzer set quick time, while Johnson and Groenendyk won their heats.

“I have to thank my guys first and foremost,” said Groenendyk. “We’ve had a lot of marginal and decent results, but man have we struggled behind the scenes. It’s taken a tremendous amount of work. It feels like we’re finally getting on the right side of things again. It’s been a tough year, but it feels good to be back on top here.”

Join us next weekend, for the Clean Harbors 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series presented by Premier Chevy Dealers! Friday, June 17 will be practice, with the main event on Saturday. For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (8), 16.139 ($100 from OpenWheel101.com); 2. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (25), 16.223; 3. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 16.271; 4. 71, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (20), 16.287; 5. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (1), 16.302; 6. 11, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (5), 16.312; 7. 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (22), 16.373; 8. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (16), 16.381; 9. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (27), 16.390; 10. 11X, Buddy Kofoid, Penngrove, CA (7), 16.447; 11. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (13), 16.511; 12. 17, Carson Short, Marion, IL (4), 16.548; 13. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11), 16.550; 14. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.551; 15. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (9), 16.566; 16. 2KS, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (15), 16.583; 17. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (32), 16.592; 18. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (29), 16.691; 19. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (6), 16.720; 20. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (31), 16.727; 21. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (23), 16.781; 22. 55T, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (19), 16.800; 23. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (17), 16.845; 24. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.887; 25. 14T, Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND (30), 16.929; 26. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (28), 16.941; 27. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (12), 16.949; 28. 6, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (14), 16.958; 29. 3N, Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (10), 17.086; 30. 5, Brady Forbrook, Morgan, MN (26), 17.231; 31. 76, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (24), 17.381; 32. 9H, Landon Hansen, Newton, IA (3), 18.764

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.0: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Sawyer Phillips (3); 3. Carson McCarl (2); 4. Ayrton Gennetten (6); 5. Matt Juhl (5); 6. Chris Martin (1); 7. Jake Neuman (8); 8. Tim Estenson (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.4: 1. Justin Henderson (2); 2. Buddy Kofoid (4); 3. McKenna Haase (1); 4. Parker Price-Miller (5); 5. Aaron Reutzel (6); 6. Riley Goodno (3); 7. Tyler Drueke (7); 8. Brady Forbrook (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Austin McCarl (6); 2. Dustin Selvage (1); 3. Davey Heskin (4); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 5. JJ Hickle (3); 6. Nathan Mills (8); 7. Jordan Goldesberry (7); 8. Bobby Mincer (2)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.7: 1. Tasker Phillips (1); 2. AJ Moeller (2); 3. Cory Eliason (6); 4. Ian Madsen (3); 5. Tyler Courtney (5); 6. Carson Short (4); 7. Brandon Wimmer (7); 8. Landon Hansen (8)

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:31.4: 1. Riley Goodno (1); 2. McKenna Haase (2); 3. Chris Martin (3); 4. Tyler Drueke (4) / 5. Tim Estenson (5); 6. Jordan Goldesberry (7); 7. Nathan Mills (11); 8. Brandon Wimmer (6); 9. Jake Neuman (9); 10. Brady Forbrook (8); 11. Landon Hansen (10) DNS – Bobby Mincer

A main (started), 25 Laps, 7:42.3: 1. Aaron Reutzel (1) ($1,000 bonus); 2. Cory Eliason (2); 3. Austin McCarl (4) ($500 bonus); 4. Brian Brown (5) ($250 bonus); 5. Tyler Courtney (10); 6. Davey Heskin (11); 7. Buddy Kofoid (9); 8. Ayrton Gennetten (3); 9. JJ Hickle (20); 10. Matt Juhl (7); 11. Parker Price-Miller (6); 12. Justin Henderson (13); 13. Carson McCarl (14); 14. Sawyer Phillips (12); 15. Tasker Phillips (16); 16. Chris Martin (23); 17. Ian Madsen (17); 18. AJ Moeller (15); 19. Riley Goodno (21); 20. Dustin Selvage (19); 21. McKenna Haase (22); 22. Carson Short (18); 23. Tyler Drueke (24); 24. Lynton Jeffrey (8). Lap Leader: Reutzel 1-25. Hard-charger: Hickle.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (2), 16.633; 2. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 16.700; 3. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (1), 16.968; 4. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (6), 16.985; 5. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (22), 16.992; 6. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (25), 17.003; 7. 9G, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (24), 17.045; 8. 7C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (3), 17.050; 9. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (19), 17.063; 10. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (13), 17.118; 11. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (18), 17.178; 12. 1, Brenham Crouch, Lubbock, TX (23), 17.199; 13. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (31), 17.203; 14. 4, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (14), 17.233; 15. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (30), 17.309; 16. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (5), 17.351; 17. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (16), 17.353; 18. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (21), 17.357; 19. 86, Timothy Smith, Rocheport, MO (7), 17.379; 20. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (28), 17.380; 21. 83, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (26), 17.395; 22. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (17), 17.395; 23. 1CC, Clayton Christensen, Spencer, IA (11), 17.490; 24. 2P, Chase Porter, St. Joseph, MO (20), 17.563; 25. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (12), 17.573; 26. 22S, Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO (8), 17.616; 27. 22W, Aaron Werner, Colman, SD (15), 18.197; 28. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (10), 18.290; 29. 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA (27), 18.336; 30. 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (32), 18.449; 31. 2, Jason Billups, Holt, MO (29), 18.573; DQ (Tire) - 17B, Kyle Jones, Kennedale, TX (4).

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Aaron Reutzel (1); 2. Clint Garner (3); 3. Chase Randall (6); 4. Jamie Ball (5); 5. Joe Beaver (4); 6. Collin Moyle (7); 7. Ricky Montgomery (2); 8. Matt Allen (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:06.2: 1. Kaleb Johnson (5); 2. Ryan Roberts (4); 3. Terry McCarl (6); 4. Chris Martin (3); 5. Ben Brown (1); 6. Slater Helt (7); 7. Tyler Barrick (8); 8. Ryan Leavitt (2)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:06.8: 1. Tony Rost (6); 2. Alex Vande Voort (4); 3. Ryan Giles (5); 4. Timothy Smith (2); 5. Clayton Christensen (1); 6. Calvin Landis (3); 7. Aaron Werner (7) DNS – Jason Billups

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 2:07.0: 1. Riley Goodno (2); 2. Devin Kline (5); 3. Chase Porter (1); 4. Brenham Crouch (4); 5. Nathan Mills (6); 6. Alan Zoutte (3); 7. Kyle Jones (8); 8. John Anderson (7)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 3:03.3: 1. Ryan Leavitt (2); 2. Ben Brown (3); 3. Ricky Montgomery (1); 4. Slater Helt (6) / 5. Matt Allen (9); 6. Kyle Jones (11); 7. Collin Moyle (5); 8. Clayton Christensen (4); 9. Tyler Barrick (10); 10. Aaron Werner (7); 11. John Anderson (8) DNS – Jason Billups

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (4) ($750 bonus); 2. Aaron Reutzel (15); 3. Jamie Ball (2) ($375 bonus); 4. Kaleb Johnson (3) ($190 bonus); 5. Ryan Giles (8); 6. Clint Garner (11); 7. Chase Randall (5); 8. Ryan Roberts (9); 9. Joe Beaver (12); 10. Tony Rost (6); 11. Devin Kline (1); 12. Ryan Leavitt (21); 13. Nathan Mills (7); 14. Riley Goodno (14); 15. Ben Brown (22); 16. Brenham Crouch (13); 17. Timothy Smith (17); 18. Alan Zoutte (20); 19. Slater Helt (24); 20. Chase Porter (19); 21. Alex Vande Voort (10); 22. Ricky Montgomery (23); 23. Chris Martin (16); 24. Calvin Landis (18). Lap Leaders: Kline 1, Ball 2-4, T. McCarl 5-20. Hard-charger: Reutzel.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (7), 17.672; 2. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (3), 17.902; 3. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (5), 18.011; 4. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (10), 18.056; 5. 42J, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (4), 18.058; 6. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (8), 18.074; 7. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (1), 18.128; 8. 17X, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (9), 18.13; 9. 44, Scotty Johnson, Dallas, IA (12), 18.209; 10. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (6), 18.236; 11. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (11), 18.277; 12. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (2), NT

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.6: 1. Scotty Johnson (2); 2. Mike Mayberry (3); 3. Jeff Wilke (1); 4. Brandon Worthington (5); 5. Kade Higday (4); 6. Matthew Stelzer (6)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.3: 1. Tyler Groenendyk (2); 2. Chase Young (4); 3. Mike Johnston (1); 4. Eric Bridger (5); 5. Josh Jones (6); 6. Ryan Navratil (3)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Tyler Groenendyk (1) ($500 bonus); 2. Chase Young (4) ($250 bonus); 3. Brandon Worthington (2) ($125 bonus); 4. Kade Higday (8); 5. Eric Bridger (3); 6. Jeff Wilke (11); 7. Mike Mayberry (6); 8. Scotty Johnson (7); 9. Ryan Navratil (10); 10. Josh Jones (12); 11. Mike Johnston (9); 12. Matthew Stelzer (5). Lap Leader: Groenendyk 1-15. Hard-charger: Wilke.

 

 

7/1/22

Lincoln Park Speedway

Putnamville, IN

Bill Gardner Sprintacular Night #1

MSCS/USAC

58 cars

Cars qualified in their heat groups all at once. Chase Stockon set quick time in the first heat at 12.622 seconds. Ryan Thomas set overall quick time with 12.439 on the 5/16-mile oval for heat two. Other heat quick timers were Kyle Cummins with 12.577, Justin Grant with 12.635, Robert Ballou with 12.771 and Shane Cottle with 12.633. It was a full point show for MSCS and show-up points for USAC. It will be the reverse Saturday night.

Heat one (started): 1. Stockon 5s (4) 2. Logan Seavey 5L (1) 3. Jason McDougal 5m (5) / 4. Brent Beauchamp 34B (2) 5. Emerson Axsom 47BC (3) 6. Donny Brackett 4B (10) 7. Geoff Ensign 04 (9) 8. Seth Parker 38P (7) 9. Austin Graby 7 (8) 10. Jake Scott 33 (6)

10-lap heats were inverted by four by time, and took the top three to the feature, fourth and fifth to the B, sixth and seventh to the C, and the rest to the D. Beauchamp led Seavey, Axsom and Stockon early. A spin by Scott slowed things a lap in, and he exited. On the restart, Stockon took third from Axsom. McDougal also got by Axsom for fourth, and then took the final transfer spot from his teammate on lap five. At that point, Graby came to a stop bringing another caution. With two laps to go, Stockon performed a slide job on McDougal to take back third. Stockon would pass Beauchamp for the lead coming for the white flag and bring Seavey with him. McDougal would drive hard into turn four on the final lap. Beauchamp would drive over the cushion and surrender the last transfer.

Heat two (started): 1 .CJ Leary 77m (3) 2. Matt Westfall 33m (1) 3. Jadon Rogers 14 (2) / 4. Brandon Mattox 28 (5) 5. Chase Johnson 2 (10) 6. Blake Vermillion 73 (7) 7. R. Thomas 77FR (4) 8. Ivan Glotzbach I1 (6) 9. Collin Ambrose 36 (8) 10. Aric Gentry 10 (9)

Leary led from the start and pulled away for the win. Gentry went over the top of turn one and stopped, bringing the caution one lap in. Leary led Westfall, Rogers, B. Mattox and Thomas back to green. Rogers would stay with Westfall riding a higher line. He’d take second on the white flag lap, only to have Westfall drive back under him at the checkers.

Heat three (started): 1. Brayden Fox (3) 2. Cummins 3R (4) 3. Carson Garrett 15 (1) / 4. Mitchel Moles 19AZ (5) 5. AJ Hopkins 77 (2) 6. Cody Trammell 27T (6) 7. Todd Hobson 77AU (7) 8. Tony Helton 87 (9) 9. Michael Clark 8 (8) DNS – Travis Berryhill 77s

Garrett led early over Fox and Cummins. Moles passed Hopkins for fourth on lap two, and they went back and forth a couple of times in a good battle. On lap seven, Fox hit the low side to get by Garrett for the point. Cummins moved into second coming for the white flag.

Heat four (started): 1. Kevin Thomas Jr. 15K (2) 2. Tye Mihocko 2E (5) 3. Grant 4 (4) / 4. Kyle Shipley 17GP (7) 5. Zack Pretorius 9z (1) 6. Cole Bodine 57B (6) 7. Tres Mehler 5A (10) 8. Jesse Vermillion 5V (9) 9. Max Adams 17 (8) 10. Evan Mosley 27 (3)

Thomas Jr. led the distance. Pretorius was second until Mihocko and Grant both shot by on lap two to gain second and third. Grant would go over the top of turn one and lose a spot on lap six. Shipley moved into the final transfer, but Grant clawed back and gained third in the final corner.

Heat five (started): 1. Ballou 12 (4) 2. Dave Darland 36D (2) 3. Sterling Cling 34 (3) / 4. Koby Barksdale 16K (6) 5. Gabriel Gilbert 10G (5) 6. Cindy Chambers 18c (7) 7. Brandon Smith 11 (9) 8. Derek Crane 19WI (8) 9. Brian Hayden 2H (1)

Hayden led Darland, Ballou and Cling in the early going. Barksdale passed Cling for fourth on lap two. Ballou shot by Darland for second on lap three, and took the lead from Hayden high in turn four on lap five. Hayden dropped out of second on lap seven, handing the final transfer to Cling, who battled back by Barksdale.

Heat six (started): 1. Brady Bacon 69 (3) 2. S. Cottle 74x (4) 3. Jake Swanson 5T (2) / 4. Harley Burns 16 (1) 5. Alex Banales 5x (7) 6. Matt McDonald 5MC (6) 7. Alec Sipes 99 (5) 8. Ryan Bond 7R (8) DNS – Hunter Maddox 24M

Burns led Swanson and Bacon early. Bacon quickly moved into second on lap two, while Cottle used the low side to get by Swanson for third a lap later. Bacon used the low side of four to pass Burns for the lead on lap five. Cottle followed him into second on lap six. Burns slipped into the infield on lap seven, handing Swanson a transfer spot.

D main (started): 1. Parker (1) 2. Adams (10) 3. Helton (3) 4. Scott (11) / 5. Bond (6) 6. Berryhill (12) 7. Glotzbach (2) 8. Ambrose (8) 9. Crane (5) 10. Graby (7) 11. Clark (9) 12. J. Vermillion (4) DNS – Hayden, H. Maddox, Gentry, Mosley

The 10-lap D took the top four to the back of the C. Parker led throughout. One lap in, Bond climbed the right rear of Glotzbach and veered into J. Vermillion, who flipped. He was uninjured. Parker led Helton, Glotzbach, Bond and Ambrose back to green. Bond and Glotzbach battled hard for third, but Adams was on the move, gaining fourth from Glotzbach on lap five and third from Bond on lap eight. Scott, who started in row six, shot by Bond for the final transfer coming for the white flag.

C main (started): 1. Ensign (7) 2. Trammell (3) 3. Bodine (4) 4. B. Vermillion (2) / 5. Mehler (10) 6. R. Thomas (8) 7. Brackett (1) 8. Adams (14) 9. Smith (11) 10. Sipes (12) 11. Chambers (5) 12. Parker (13) 13. McDonald (6) 14. Scott (16) 15. Hobson (9) 16. Helton (15)

The 10-lapper send the top four to the back of the B. Brackett led Trammell, B. Vermillion and Bodine on lap one. One lap in, Parker climbed the tail tank of Mehler. Helton was also involved. Trammell took the lead o the restart, while Ensign went on the high side to jump from sixth to a transfer. Ensign was one of the few to brave the top, and he gained fourth from Bodine on lap three. Bodine would advance ack up to third by lap six. Ensign kept his momentum high and took the lead from Trammell with two to go. It looked to be over before McDonald roughed his car up on the turn one cushion. The restart didn’t affect the transfers.

B main (started): 1. Moles (3) 2. B. Mattox (2) 3. Axsom (7) 4. Barksdale (5) / 5. Hopkins (9) 6. Burns (6) 7. Trammell (14) 8. Ensign (13) 9. Johnson (8) 10. Bodine (15) 11. Banales (12) 12. Gilbert (13) 13. Beauchamp (1) 14. B. Vermillion (16) 15. Pretorius (10) 16. Shipley (4)

The 12-lapper took four to the feature. Shipley had a flat in staging. He was able to rejoin when Johnson spun and collected Banales on the restart. On the second attempt, Banales spun in turn two. Shipley exited for good this time with his tire issue. Beauchamp led B. Mattox, Moles and Barksdale early on. On lap two, Moles passed B. Mattox for second and then took the lead from Beauchamp on the high side on lap four. Beauchamp exited shortly after. B. Mattox took second, and Axsom was working his way up through the top five, grabbing third by the checkers. Hopkins made a late run at the final transfer, but found the back of Barksdale’s tail tank at the finish.

A main (started): 1. Leary (3) 2. Bacon (6) 3. Cummins (9) 4. Thomas Jr. (1) 5. Stockon (4) 6. Cottle (12) 7. Mihocko (10) 8. Swanson (20) 9. Grant (16) 10. Seavey (7) 11. Rogers (14) 12. Westfall (8) 13. Axsom (21) 14. Cling (17) 15. B. Mattox (20) 16. Moles (19) 17. Darland (11) 18. Fox (2) 19. Ambrose (23, prov.) 20. Garrett (15) 21. Ballou (5) 22. McDougal (13) 23. Barksdale (22)

The 30-lapper saw Leary get right to the point, ahead of Ballou, Stockon and Thomas Jr. On lap two, Ballou got by Leary for second, while Thomas Jr. moved into third. Stockon tagged Thomas Jr. in the rear on lap four, taking over that spot. A spin by Cottle negated a Bacon pass from sixth to fourth. Following the restart, Thomas Jr. got back by Stockon, while Bacon moved into the top five. On lap 11, Bacon used the high side to pass Stockon for fourth. On lap 13, Thomas J. and Stockon continued their battle, until Moles spun on lap 14. That erased a four-second lead for Ballou. Learry pounced on therestart taking the point and never really being challenged. Leary got by Ballou for second on lap 16. Bacon came on late and got Thomas Jr. for third on lap 18. Cummins followed him to take fourth on lap 19, a spot the two would trade the rest of the way. Bacon was gaining on Ballou for second, when the latter spun on the last lap low in tour four. Swanson was the hard-charger.

 

 

6/30/22

Hagerstown Speedway

Hagerstown, MD

PA Speedweek Night #6

36 cars

Ryan Smith (9th car out to time) set quick time on the half-mile at 15.824 seconds on a quickly drying track. Justin Peck (8th car out) was second quick, followed by Brent Marks (10th), Dylan Cisney (4th), Kyle Reinhardt (2nd), TJ Stutts (5th), Danny Dietrich (14th), Devon Borden (3rd), Freddie Rahmer (20th) and Kyle Larson (6th).

Heat one (started): 1. Tanner Thorson 19T (6) 2. Rahmer 51 (2) 3. R. Smith 6 (4) 4. Anthony Macri 39m (3) 5. Reinhardt 1w (1) / 6. Dylan Norris 44 (8) 7. Dave Blaney 10 (7) 8. Ryan Timms 5T (5) 9. Anthony Fiore 91 (9)

8-lap heats took the top five to the feature. The heat winners and the fastest qualifier in each heat who finished in the top five made the feature redraw. Rahmer led Reinhardt, Smith, Thorson and Macri on lap one, but things got scrambled from there in a great heat. Smith went from third to first on the second lap. Rahmer got by Smith for the lead on lap three. Thorson passed Smith for second on lap four as he started making the low side work. He caught Rahmer and passed him for the lead in turn two on the white flag lap.

Heat two (started): 1. Larson 57 (2) 2. Stutts 11 (1) 3. Peck 13 (4) 4. Lucas Wolfe 5w (5) 5. Tyler Reeser 35 (3) / 6. Tim Glatfelter 69 (8) 7. Cody Fletcher 66a (9) 8. Eddie Lumbar 36A (7) 9. Billy Dietrich 8 (6)

Larson led Stutts for the distance. Peck passed Reeser for third on lap two and Wolfe followed him a lap later for fourth.

Heat three (started): 1. Rico Abreu 24 (3) 2. Dietrich 48 (1) 3. Marks 19 (4) 4. Chase Dietz 39 (2) 5. Robbie Kendall 55K (7) / 6. Mike Wagner 55 (5) 7. Trey Hivner 7 (9) 8. Kyle Moody 99m (6) 9. Tyler Ross 75 (8)

Dietrich led Dietz, Abreu, Marks and Kendall early. The caution came out after a lap for a 360 spin by Hivner. Abreu took second from Dietz on the restart, and he got the top of three and four really working. On lap five, he passed Dietrich on the high side of turn four to win the heat.

Heat four (started): 1. Borden 27 (1) 2. Sye Lynch 42 (2) 3. Cisney 5 (4) 4. Mike Walter II 33w (6) 5. Alan Krimes 27s (5) / 6. Justin Whittal 67 (3) 7. Chad Trout 1x (8) 8. Brad Howard 49H (7) 9. Austin Burke 54 (9)

Borden led Lynch the distance. Whittal claimed third from Walter on lap four. Howard spun at the halfway point. Walter and Cisney roared by Whittal for third and fourth after the restart, and Cisney kept his momentum by passing Walter for third in the last corner.

B main (started): 1. Timms (2) 2. Norris (3) 3. Blaney (6) 4. Wagner (5) / 5. Glatfelter (4) 6. Fletcher (7) 7. Trout (9) 8. Fiore (13) 9. Moody (11) 10. Hivner (8) 11. Howard (12) 12. Burke (14) 13. Lumbar (10) 14. Whittal (1) DNS – B. Dietrich, Ross

The 12-lapper took the top four to the A. Contact from Timms sent Whittal high into the turn four wall. He retired. Norris led lap one over Timms, Glatfelter, Blaney and Wagner. Timms went low in four to take the lead on lap two. Blaney worked the high side to get by Glatfelter for third on lap three. Wagner secured the final transfer low in four as he got by Glatfelter. Blaney reeled in Norris, passing him for second on lap eight, but Norris got back by in a good battle with two laps to go.

A main (started): 1. Marks (3) 2. Larson (2) 3. Macri (13) 4. Dietrich (11) 5. Smith (7) 6. Abreu (4) 7. Borden (5) 8. Wolfe (14) 9. Dietz (15) 10. Rahmer (9) 11. Cisney (8) 12. Lynch (12) 13. Kendall (19) 14. Timms (21) 15. Walter II (16) 16. Peck (6) 17. Stutts (10) 18. Reinhardt (17) 19. Thorson (1) 20. Krimes (20) 21. Wagner (24) 22. Norris (22) 23. Blaney (23) 24. Reeser (18)

Larson led Marks, Smith, Thorson and Abreu early in the 30-lapper. He was into lapped traffic by the sixth circuit, and he and Marks just left the rest of the field behind. When Abreu passed Thorson for fourth on lap ten, and then Peck for third on lap eleven, the pair had a half a lap lead on him. Macri was also on the move from his starting spot in row seven. He would pass Peck for fourth and then shot by Abreu for third. On lap 22, Larson was attempting to lap the tenth place car of Rahmer and came up short. Marks had the momentum to slide him in one and two and take the lead on lap 23. Marks looked to be on his way to a sure win before Reinhardt stopped on the front stretch with just two to go. By that time, the lead pair had lapped up to seventh place. Marks pulled away to the win, followed by Larson, Macri and a late charging Dietrich. The win paid Marks $8,000 and padded his PA Speedweek point lead. Macri was the hard-charger.

 

 

 

6/29/22

Port Royal Speedway

Port Royal, PA

PA Speedweek Night #5 and URC

39 cars

30 URC

410’s

Cars were split into two flights of qualifying. The first group constituted heats one and two, and the second heats three and four. Logan Wagner (6th car out to time) set the standard in group one at 15.945 seconds on the half-mile. Dylan Cisney (7th car out) was second quick, followed by Mike Wagner (14th), Brent Marks (15th) and Christopher Bell (13th). Kyle Larson (5th car out) set quick time in group two at 16.260 seconds. Lance Dewease (7th) was second quick, followed by Anthony Macri (17th), Sye Lynch (8th) and Michael Walter II (10th).

Heat one (started): 1. M. Wagner 55 (1) 2. Bell 39B (2) 3. L. Wagner 1 (4) 4. Danny Dietrich 48 (6) 5. Chase Dietz 39 (5) / 6. Zach Hampton 35 (3) 7. TJ Stutts 11 (10) 8. Dylan Norris 44 (7) 9. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 33 (8) 10. Derek Hauck 33H (9)

8-lap heats took the top five to the feature. Heat winners, and the quickest qualifier (starting fourth) in the heat made the Dash. M. Wagner led the distance in this one, going away, with Bell and L. Wagner in tow. Dietrich threw a slider on Hampton to take over fourth on lap two. Dietz would also get by Hampton on lap three to gain the final transfer.

Heat two (started): 1. Marks 19 (1) 2. Justin Peck 13 (2) 3. Rico Abreu 24 (8) 4. Cisney 5 (4) 5. Jeff Halligan 45 (5) / 6. Justin Whittal 67 (3) 7. Skylar Gee 99 (9) 8. Chris Windom 19w (6) 9. Eddie Lumbar 36A (10) 10. Brent Shearer 12s (7)

Marks led Peck wire to wire. Abreu jumped the initial start, but made good on his second try, going from eighth to fourth in the first lap. He passed Cisney for third on lap two. Shearer slowed on lap seven, setting up a one lap dash. Halligan and Whittal had been fighting for the final transfer. Halligan shot by on the restart to take that spot.

Heat three (started): 1. Larson 57 (4) 2. Dewease 69K (1) 3. Blane Heimbach 12 (3) 4. Lucas Wolfe 5w (5) 5. Walter II 33w (2) / 6. Devon Borden 27 (6) 7. Brock Zearfoss 19T (8) 8. Steve Buckwalter 17B (9) 9. Tyler Bear 98 (7) 10. Austin Burke 54 (10)

Walter led early over Larson, Dewease, Heimbach and Wolfe. On lap two, both Larson and Dewease passed Walter for the top two spots. On lap three, Heimbach gained third, and Wolfe grabbed fourth from Walter on lap five. Larson’s win gave him a Lelands.com Knockout for eliminating a second dash participant.

Heat four (started): 1. Macri 39m (4) 2. Ryan Timms 5T (2) 3. Dave Blaney 10 (3) 4. Freddie Rahmer 51 (7) 5. Tyler Reeser 35R (9) / 6. Lynch 42 (1) 7. Kyle Moody 99m (6) 8. Kody Lehman 47K (8) 9. Ryan Smith 6 (5)

Macri led Timms and Lynch early. A caution for debris a lap in slowed things. Rahmer jumped into the top five on the restart. Blaney took third from Lynch on lap three, using the low side, and Rahmer hMacri also registered a Lelands.com Knockout and split $500 with Larson.

B main (started): 1. Whittal (4) 2. Lynch (2) 3. Stutts (5) 4. Zearfoss (6) / 5. Hampton (1) 6. Moody (8) 7. Norris (9) 8. R. Smith (16) 9. Lehman (12) 10. Hauck (17) 11. Windom (11) 12. Gee (7) 13. Burke (18) 14. Shearer (19) 15. Bear (14) 16. Buckwalter (10) 17. Borden (3) 18. McIntyre Jr. (13) 19. Lumbar (15)

The 12-lap B transferred the top four to the A. Lynch led Whittal, Zearfoss and Hampton. Stutts took over fifth from Borden on lap two. Lynch started hitting lappers on lap eight. Borden and Buckwalter were battling for sixth, when they made contact and came to a stop on the track. Lynch led Whittal, Zearfoss, Hampton, Stutts and Moody. Stutts had a great restart, getting past Hampton for the final transfer. With threeto go, Stutts also passed Zearfoss for third with three to go. Bear brought the final slowdown when he hit the wall. Whittal supplied the late fireworks, getting around Lynch in the last corner to take the win.

A main (started): 1. Marks (2) 2. M. Wagner (3) 3. L. Wagner (4) 4. Dewease (8) 5. Peck (9) 6. Cisney (6) 7. Wolfe (15) 8. Stutts (23) 9. Abreu (12) 10. Rahmer (16) 11. Blaney (13) 12. Halligan (19) 13. Dietrich (14) 14. Zearfoss (24) 15. Bell (7) 16. Dietz (17) 17. Timms (10) 18. Larson (5) 19. Macri (1) 20. Whittal (21) 21. Heimbach (11) 22. Lynch (22) 23. Reeser (20) 24. Walter II (18)

The 30-lapper saw Marks leading Macri, L. Wagner, Cisney and Larson early. L. Wagner used the low side of four to take second from Macri on lap three. Whittal came to a stop seven laps in. Larson used the restart to get by Cisney for fourth with a move high in four. Two laps later, he would take third from Macri. Marks was into lapped traffic by lap 11, leading L. Wagner and Larson, as the lead three pulled away. Larson passed L. Wagner on the high side of four, using lapped cars to his advantage, taking over second on lap 18. Macri followed him into third on lap 19. Macri looked strong, but went up in smoke with nine laps to go. Whittal also broke a front end. It was evident under the yellow that Larson’s tire was going flat. Cisney grabbed fourth on the restart, and L. Wagner passed Larson for second on lap 23. M. Wagner was also on the move, grabbing fourth from Cisney on the same lap. M. Wagner moved by the slowing Larson on lap 24, while Dewease nailed fifth. Larson’s right rear exploded with five to go. Marks would never be seriously challenged as the Wagner’s Mike and son Logan battled for second. Father beat son in this one, grabbing second coming for the white flag. Marks earned $7,000 for the win. Stutts was the hard-charger.

URC

Heat one (started): 1. Dallas Schott 55 (2) 2. Ryan Stillwaggon 11 (6) 3. Frankie Herr 70D (5) 4. Ken Meisner 4 (1) 5. Devin Adams 99A (3) 6. Kyle Keen 17K (4) 7. John Stehman 23x (7) 8. Brandon McGough 669 (9) 9. Craig Pellegrini 27c (8) DNS – Bob Lillick Jr. 53

10-lap heats originally took the top six to the feature, but with scratches, everyone would qualify. The top three finishers made the redraw. Schott led wire to wire. Stillwaggon took second from Meisner on lap two, Herr moved into fourth on lap three. Adams passed Keen for fifth on lap six, Keen whizzed back by, and Adams came around again to claim the spot in the last corner.

Heat two (started): 1. Mark Smith M1 (4) 2. Mike Thompson 11T (1) 3. Adam Carberry 47 (6) 4. Nash Ely 22 (3) 5. Andy Best 7 (5) 6. Steve Wilbur 59 (2) 7. Cody Fletcher 66a (7) 8. Jacob Galloway 27 (8) 9. Anthony Macri 20 (9) DNS – Kruz Kepner 19

Kepner flipped in hot laps. He was unhurt. Thompson, the son of Len and grandson of Bruce, led early over M. Smith, Carberry and Ely. Macri had worked from the tail to fifth by lap two, and took fourth from Ely on lap three. Up front, a slider in three gave M. Smith the lead from Thompson. On lap five, Macri went up in smoke, ruining his good run. Best grabbed fifth from Wilbur on the restart.

Heat three (started): 1. Mike Kiser 99 (2) 2. Josh Weller 63 (7) 3. Derek Locke 77 (4) 4. Jason Shultz 35 (9) 5. Tyler Denochick 6 (3) 6. Jake Karklin 5K (5) 7. Jason Wagner 17 (8) 8. Tyler Templin 15 (6) 9. Hayden Miller 11H (1) DNS – Cameron Merriman 8x

Kiser led wire to wire despite several setbacks. Miller brought on the caution when he stopped two laps in. Kiser chose the inside line on a double-file restart that saw the leader take the inside groove. Templin spun on the restart and Karklin spun after getting into the back of Locke. Kiser led Locke, Denochick, Weller and Shultz back to green. Weller took third from Denochick on the restart, and then passed Locke for second.

A main (started): 1. M. Smith (5) 2. Shultz (12) 3. Locke (9) 4. Schott (7) 5. Herr (2) 6. Thompson (4) 7. Kiser (6) 8. Adams (13) 9. Fletcher (20) 10. Denochick (15) 11. Wilbur (17) 12. Stillwaggon (8) 13. Stehman (19) 14. Meisner (10) 15. McGough (22) 16. Keen (16) 17. Templin (24) 18. Galloway (23) 19. Weller (3) 20. Wagner (21) 21. Pellegrini (25) 22. Best (14) 23. Merriman (26) 24. Carberry (1) 25. Ely (11) 26. Karklin (18) DNS – Macri, Kepner, Miller, Lillick Jr.

By the end of the 25-lapper, not many fans were left, and those of us who were, did not wait in line to get out. Lots of yellows and reds. Herr led initially, but Weller got by him on lap two. Four laps in, Ely crashed hard, and collected Karklin. M. Smith moved from third into second on the restart, and Schott claimed third. Another yellow, this one for debris on the track sixth laps in, gave M. Smith a nice opportunity to passe for the lead on the double-file restart. He took advantage. Despite four more cautions, M. Smith held on for the win. Shultz was fourth by lap 12, took third on a lap 17 restart, and assumed second when Weller lost a left rear tire with one lap to go. The race was called for curfew at Midnight at that point.

 

 

6/28/22

Grandview Speedway

Bechtelsville, PA

PA Speedweek Night #4

Greg Hodnett Cup

31 cars

Anthony Macri (7th car out to time) laid down quick time on the 3/8-mile oval at 12.025 seconds. Danny Dietrich (5th car out) was second quick, followed by Christopher Bell (2nd), Brent Marks (4th), Rico Abreu (17th), Justin Peck (15th), Tanner Thorson (22nd), Kyle Larson (12th), Ryan Smith (8th) and Kyle Moody (1st).

Heat one (started): 1. Abreu 24 (1) 2. Macri 39m (4) 3. R. Smith 6 (2) 4. Tyler Ross 5 (5) 5. Ryan Taylor 20 (7) / 6. Zach Hampton 35H (3) 7. Dave Brown 44B (8) 8. Jeff Halligan 45 (6)

10-lap heats took the winner to the feature redraw, as well as the quick qualifier (who started fourth), if they finished in the top five. The top five moved on to the A. Abreu led the distance from the pole. Halligan backed his car into the turn one wall and exited a lap in. Heats were mostly single-file around the top. Hampton did close late on Taylor for the final transfer, but came up short.

Heat two (started): 1. Peck 13 (1) 2. Austin Bishop 11A (3) 3. Moody 99m (2) 4. Dietrich 48 (4) 5. Devon Borden 27 (5) / 6. Chad Trout 1x (6) 7. Tyler Reeser 35 (7) 8. Jordan Givler 90 (8)

Not much movement here after lap one.

Heat three (started): 1. Thorson 19T (1) 2. Bell 39B (4) 3. Freddie Rahmer 51 (2) 4. TJ Stutts 11 (3) 5. Dylan Norris 44 (5) / 6. Devin Adams 99A (7) 7. Eddie Lumbar 36A (6) DNS – Chase Dietz 39

Things in the top five stayed status quo, until Bell passed Rahmer for second coming for the white flag.

Heat four (started): 1. Larson 57 (1) 2. Lucas Wolfe 5w (3) 3. Skylar Gee 99 (2) 4. Brandon Rahmer 5E (5) 5. Marks 19 (4) / 6. Mark Smith M1 (6) 7. Jon Stewart 13s (7)

The most racy heat saw Larson run away and hide. Wolfe was all alone in second, ahead of Gee. B. Rahmer was very impressive on the low side when everyone else was on the cushion. He nabbed fourth from M. Smith on lap three. Marks would follow him a lap later with a slider for the final transfer spot. Marks hung with B. Rahmer, but could not best him.

B main (started): 1. Halligan (2) 2. Hampton (1) 3. Trout (3) 4. M. Smith (5) / 5. Brown (6) 6. Reeser (7) 7. Givler (10) 8. Adams (4) 9. Lumbar (8) 10. Stewart (9) DNS – Dietz

The 12-lapper saw Halligan lead wire to wire over Hampton. Trout passed Adams for third on lap three, but that was negated by a Stewart stoppage. Trout repeated the pass of Adams on the restart and M. Smith followed him into the final transfer on lap four. Brown moved up well to fifth, but never seriously challenged for a transfer spot.

A main (started): 1. Abreu (1) 2. Macri (2) 3. Marks (4) 4. Dietrich (6) 5. Bell (3) 6. Thorson (7) 7. Peck (8) 8. R. Smith (11) 9. Wolfe (10) 10. F. Rahmer (13) 11. Moody (12) 12. Bishop (9) 13. Ross (15) 14. B. Rahmer (17) 15. Stutts (16) 16. Gee (14) 17. Halligan (21) 18. Taylor (18) 19. M. Smith (24) 20. Norris (20) 21. Trout (23) 22. Borden (19) 23. Hampton (22) 24. Larson (5)

The 35-lapper saw Abreu leading Bell, Marks, Macri and Larson early. Larson quickly took fourth from Macri, as the track dried out considerably. On lap seven, Marks wrestled second from Bell before Norris spun bringing the first caution. On the restart, Dietrich passed Larson to move into the top five. On lap 14, Larson lost his left rear wheel and flipped in turn three. He was uninjured. The restart saw Abreu leading Marks, Bell, Macri and Dietrich back to green On lap seventeen, Macri passed Bell for third, in a great battle back and forth for position. Five laps later, Dietrich passed Bell for fourth. Marks gained on Abreu and got beside him for the lead in turn three on lap 23 when Hampton spun bringing caution. Macri made a move up high on the restart to gain second from Marks, but from there on, it was a race around the bottom in the rubber. Abreu caught lapped traffic late, but no one wanted to leave the low groove. He collected $10,000 for his efforts and will have his name etched on the Greg Hodnett Cup which is displayed at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing in York Springs.

 

 

 

6/27/22

Lincoln Speedway

Abbottstown, PA

PA Speedweek Night #3

42 cars

The cars were split into two qualifying groups, with group one making up heats one and two, and group in his first night at Speedweek on the 1/3-mile at 13.823 seconds. Christopher Bell (11th car out) was second quick, followed by Austin Bishop (4th), Jeff Halligan (10th) and Zach Hampton (5th). The second group was topped by Kyle Larson (16th car out in that group) at 13.860 seconds, Justin Peck (2nd car out), Troy Wagaman (17th), Anthony Macri (15th), and Lucas Wolfe (14th).

Heat one (started): 1. Bishop 11A (1) 2. Chad Trout 1x (3) 3. Hampton 35H (2) 4. Brent Marks 19 (9) 5. Tanner Thorson 19T (7) / 6. Niki Young 11P (5) 7. Chase Dietz 39 (6) 8. Robbie Kendall 55K (8) 9. Gee 99 (4) 10. Glenndon Forsythe 5F (10) 11. Chris Arnold 23A (11)

8-lap heats took the heat winner and top qualifier, who started fourth, if they made the top five to the feature redraw. The top five transferred to the feature. This one had plenty of shakers. Bishop led Trout and Hampton the distance. Marks made up for a poor qualifying effort by jumping up from his fifth row starting spot to fourth by lap two. At the halfway point, Thorson had wrestled the final transfer from both Young and Dietz in good racing. Gee fell back and missed out on the redraw.

Heat two (started): 1. Halligan 45 (1) 2. TJ Stutts 11 (2) 3. Bell 39B (4) 4. Billy Dietrich 8 (3) 5. Brandon Rahmer 5E (5) / 6. Ryan Smith 6 (9) 7. Devon Borden 27 (8) 8. Kyle Moody 99m (7) 9. Trey Hivner 7 (6) 10. Eddie Lumbar 36A (10)

This was a mostly single file affair in the top five spots. One caution came out for a stopped Borden with two to go. 63 year old Eddie Lumbar is a good story from Australia. He’s fulfilling a dream of racing in the states. Look for upcoming trips to 34 Raceway and Knoxville on July 8 and 9.

Heat three (started): 1. Tr. Wagaman 19w (1) 2. Larson 57 (4) 3. Danny Dietrich 48 (6) 4. Wolfe 5w (2) 5. Tim Glatfelter 69 (3) / 6. Jordan Givler 90 (5) 7. Tyler Ross 75 (7) 8. Jim Siegel 59 (10) 9. Tim Wagaman 4R (8) 10. Michael Millard 23 (9) 11. Tyler Reeser 35 (11)

Tr. Wagaman led wire to wire. Wolfe was second early, but Larson gut under him on lap three for second. D. Dietrich followed Larson’s lead, this time on the high side, to take third from Wolfe. The locals were cheering Tr. Wagaman, who towed in on an open trailer, and held off Larson for the win.

Heat four (started): 1. Macri 39m (1) 2. Peck 13 (4) 3. Matt Campbell 19R (3) 4. Dylan Norris 44 (5) 5. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 16 (7) / 6. Freddie Rahmer 8R (6) 7. Paul McMahan 21 (9) 8. John Walp 5J (10) 9. Riley Emig 33 (8) 10. Alan Krimes 87 (2)

Macri led Campbell, Krimes, Peck and Norris early. Krimes used the low side to pick off Campbell for second on lap two. A lap later, contact between the two sent Krimes spinning and he was done. Macri led Campbell, Peck, Norris and McIntyre back to green. Peck was able to nab second from Campbell, while F. Rahmer fell one spot short of a transfer, and flipped after the checkers. He was ok, and would return for the B.

B main (started): 1. Krimes (2) 2. Gee (1) 3. Smith (5) 4. Dietz (7) / 5. Young (3) 6. F. Rahmer (6) 7. Ross (8) 8. Borden (9) 9. Kendall (11) 10. Givler (4) 11. Moody (13) 12. Siegel (12) 13. Hivner (16) 14. McMahan (10) 15. Millard (19) 16. Emig (17) 17. Forsythe (18) 18. Walp (14) 19. Arnold (21) 20. Ti. Wagaman (15) 21. Lumbar (20) 22. Reeser (22)

The 12-lap B took the top four to the A. Gee led Krimes, Young and Smith early. Smith worked by Young for third, while Dietz moved up to fifth by lap two. On lap four, Dietz took the high side around Young for fourth before Arnold spun to bring caution five laps in. Gee led Krimes, Smith, Dietz and Young back to green. Dietz quickly nailed down third, but in a great battle, Smith reclaimed it on lap eight. Up front, Krimes never went away and coming for the white flag, passed Gee to take the win.

A main (started): 1. Marks (13) 2. Larson (1) 3. Macri (3) 4. Tr. Wagaman (2) 5. Peck (4) 6. Halligan (6) 7. Thorson (17) 8. Bell (7) 9. Glatfelter (18) 10. D. Dietrich (11) 11. Bishop (5) 12. Krimes (21) 13. Wolfe (14) 14. McIntyre Jr. (20) 15. Stutts (9) 16. Smith (23) 17. B. Rahmer (19) 18. Hampton (10) 19. Norris (16) 20. Dietz (24) 21. Campbell (12) 22. Gee (22) 23. Trout (8) 24. B. Dietrich (15)

The 30-lapper had trouble getting started. Another car contacted Norris, who spun, and collected B. Dietrich, who got upside down, and McIntyre. D. Dietrich tumbled on the other end of the track, and despite work area work, did not make it back out for green. He was able to make those repairs, and restart again, when contact from another car sent Trout upside down on the fronstretch on the restart. No one was injured. Once the race went green, Larson led Macri, Tr. Wagaman, Peck and Halligan. Tr. Wagaman moved back into second. By lap four, Marks had climbed from 13th to fifth. He passed Peck on the low side for fourth on lap five and then did the same to Macri for third on lap seven. Marks had found a low line that not all the leaders had. He passed Tr. Wagaman for second on lap nine, while Macri moved into third on lap eleven. Larson hit lapped traffic on lap 12, and Marks slowly reeled him in. Marks briefly passed the leader on lap 18, and then crossed him up by hitting the high side of turn four to lead lap 19. Peck and Tr. Wagaman battled back and forth for fourth. Larson was hustling in traffic and got into the back of the lapper Norris with nine laps to go. Norris spun and restarted at the rear. The clean air was all Marks needed to pull away for his $7,000 win. He was also the hard-charger.

 

 

6/23/22

Huset’s Speedway

Brandon, SD

Huset’s High Bank Nationals Night #1

WoO

49 cars

Cars were split into two groups of qualifying. The feature would be set by combined points between qualifying and heats. Total points for the night will be added to night #2 to construct Saturday’s lineups for the $100,000 to win finale. Wednesday night’s winner, Spencer Bayston (1st car out to time), set quick time in Group A on the quarter-mile at 10.882 seconds. David Gravel (6th car out) was second quick, followed by Carson Macedo (23rd), Sheldon Haudenschild (18th) and Matt Juhl (14th). Gio Scelzi (1st car out) set the standard in Group B at 11.006 seconds. Robbie Price (15th car out) was second quick, followed by Buddy Kofoid (4th), James McFadden (14th) and Brock Zearfoss (17th). Group A made up heats 1-3, and Group B 4-6. The track was much drier than the previous night, thanks to hotter weather and more wind.

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Logan Schuchart 1s (1*) 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (3*) 3. JJ Hickle 25 (2*) 4. Brad Sweet 49 (4*) 5. Haudenschild (5) 6. Marcus Dumesny 1AU (7) 7. Bayston 5 (6) 8. Carson McCarl 27 (8) 9. Matt Wasmund 4w (9)

Heats were 10 laps, and had an invert of 6. Finish points were added to qualifying points. The top eight point-getters drew for their feature starting spots, and the top 20 locked into the A. Schuchart led the distance. Hickle and Hafertepe had a good battle for second before Sam took it on lap three. Sweet and Haudenschild also battled for fourth, with Sweet finally getting by with two to go.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Mitchel Moles 19AZ (2*) 2. Kaleb Johnson 22K (1) 3. Juhl 09 (5*) 4. Gravel 2 (6*) 5. Donny Schatz 15 (4) 6. Kasey Kahne 9 (7) 7. Dusty Zomer ACE (3) 8. Tim Shaffer 3K (8)

Johnson led Moles, Juhl and Zomer early. Moles battled with the leader and took the point on lap two, while Zomer took third from Juhl. Juhl returned the favor a lap later in a good duel. On lap six, Gravel passed Zomer for fourth. Schatz didn’t enter the top five after a slow start until lap nine.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Brooke Tatnell 16 (1*) 2. Jacob Allen 1a (4*) 3. Parker Price-Miller 11P (5*) 4. Macedo 41 (6*) 5. Paige Polyak 19 (2) 6. Brian Brown 21 (3) 7. Brendan Mullen 11m (7) 8. Cody Hansen 4 (8)

Tatnell led wire to wire. Polyak trailed in second much of the way. On lap three, Allen, Price-Miller and Brown were three-wide for third, and came out in that order. Macedo entered the top five on lap four. Allen tracked down Polyak and passed her with two to go for second. Paige would hit the infield berm in turn three and lose serious momentum down the stretch, surrendering spots to PPM and Macedo.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Austin McCarl 88 (1*) 2. McFadden 83 (5*) 3. Rico Abreu 24 (3*) 4. Scelzi 18 (6*) 5. Noah Gass 20G (4) 6. Elliot Amdahl 51A (2) 7. Alan Gilbertson 97 (7) 8. Lee Goos Jr. 17G (8)

McCarl led the distance. Gass followed in second. McFadden worked up from fifth to pass Abreu for third on lap two, and then took second from Gass three laps later. Abreu and Gass dueled for third before Rico took it on lap six. Scelzi followed him into fourth.

Heat five (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Hunter Schuerenberg 55 (4*) 2. Jack Dover 81 (1) 3. Zearfoss 3z (5*) 4. Skylar Prochaska 35 (2) 5. Riley Goodno 22 (7) 6. Jack Croaker 8B (3) 7. Chuck McGillivray 101 (6) 8. Price 7s (8)

Price was docked a row for being late to get in the track. Dover set the pace early over Prochaska and Schuerenberg. Schuerenberg gained second from Prochaska on lap two, and Zearfoss followed him into third on lap three. Dover was strong, but Schuerenberg reeled him in and passed him for the lead coming for the white flag.

Heat six (started): 1. Mark Dobmeier 13 (1*) 2. Thomas Kennedy 21K (2*) 3. Kofoid 11 (6*) 4. Ayrton Gennetten 3 (3) 5. Justin Henderson 7 (4) 6. Aaron Reutzel 8 (5) 7. Brant O’Banion 47 (7) 8. Kevin Ingle 2K (8)

Dobmeier led wire to wire with Kennedy in tow. Reutzel spun while running sixth two laps in after Kofoid moved into fifth. Kofoid used a slider to get by Henderson for fourth on lap six, and took third from Gennetten on the last lap.

C main (started): 1. Mullen (1) 2. C. McCarl (4) / 3. O’Banion (2) 4. Shaffer (6) 5. McGillivray (3) 6. Goos Jr. (5) 7. Wasmund (9) 8. Hansen (7) 9. Ingle (8)

The 10-lap C took the top two to the B. C. McCarl jumped into the second and final transfer right away. O’Banion grabbed third from McGillivray on lap two, and Shaffer, who was struggling gained fourth on the last lap.

B main (started): 1. Bayston (1) 2. Price (2) 3. Haudenschild (3) 4. Schatz (8) / 5. K. Johnson (4) 6. Gass (6) 7. Reutzel (11) 8. Dumesny (18) 9. Dover (5) 10. Henderson (9) 11. Goodno (16) 12. Kahne (19) 13. Prochaska (10) 14. Polyak (12) 15. Mullen (21) 16. C. McCarl (22) 17. Brown (14) 18. Gennetten (7) 19. Croaker (13) 20. Amdahl (15) 21. Gilbertson (20) 22. Zomer (17)

The 12-lapper took the top four to the A. Bayston shot out to a lead, ahead of Price, Haudenschild and Johnson. The leaders entered lapped traffic on lap six before Gennetten spun on the backstretch a circuit later. Gass moved by Dover for fifth, while all eyes were on Schatz, who gained sixth on the restart. Haudenschild and Price traded second in good racing. With two to go, Schatz was in fifth and coming for the white flag, he edged in front of Johnson for the final transfer.

A main (started): 1. Kofoid (2) 2. McFadden (5) 3. Price-Miller (6) 4. Zearfoss (1) 5. Schuerenberg (4) 6. Gravel (9) 7. Haudenschild (23) 8. Scelzi (7) 9. Schuchart (13) 10. Macedo (11) 11. Abreu (14) 12. Allen (8) 13. Hafertepe (10) 14. Sweet (16) 15. A. McCarl (15) 16. Juhl (3) 17. Bayston (21) 18. Schatz (24) 19. Tatnell (17) 20. Hickle (20) 21. Moles (12) 22. Dobmeier (19) 23. Kennedy (18) 24. Price (22)

The 35-lapper began with a melee on the backstretch. Sweet was in contact with another car, spun and collected several cars including Kennedy and Schatz who both got upside down. Price, Hickle and Dobmeier were also involved. Only Price and Kennedy retired. Schatz and Sweet made serious rebuilds in the work area to restart at the tail. The rest of the way went non-stop. Zearfoss jumped out to an early lead over Kofoid, Schuerenberg, Juhl and McFadden. McFadden gained fourth from Juhl on lap three, while Kofoid was all over Zearfoss. Buddy would take the point on lap four, was in lapped traffic by lap eight, and was out of sight the rest of the way for his first ever WoO win. Around lap ten, McFadden got by Schuerenberg and Zearfoss to move into second. Price-Miller had the bottom working in a climb to fourth by lap ten. PPM worked by Schuerenberg for fourth with seven to go, and got Zearfoss for third coming to the white flag. Haudenschild passed 16 cars in route to seventh from 23rd.

 

 

6/22/22

Huset’s Speedway

WoO

46 cars

Cars were assigned into two flights of time trials. Logan Schuchart (13th car out to time in group one) set the overall quick time at 10.705 seconds over the quarter-mile. Carson Macedo (11th car out) was second quick in that group, followed by Kasey Kahne (10th), David Gravel (17th) and James McFadden (3rd). Donny Schatz (7th car out in group two) was quick in the second group, followed by Buddy Kofoid (2nd), Spencer Bayston (13th), Brad Sweet (6th) and Sheldon Haudenschild (9th). Jacob Allen was sixth quick in the second group, but was disqualified after being light one pound at the scales.

Heat one (started): 1. Kahne 9 (2) 2. Schuchart 1s (1) 3. McFadden 83 (3) 4. Brooke Tatnell 16 (4) 5. Paige Polyak 19 (6) / 6. Robbie Price 7s (5) 7. Jack Dover 81 (8) 8. Brendan Mullen 11m (7) 9. Thomas Kennedy 21K (10) 10. Jody Rosenboom (9) 11. Jack Croaker 8B (11) 12. Elliot Amdahl 51A (12)

8 lap heats took the top five to the feature, and the top two to the Dash. With a mind towards four straight nights of racing on the track, and trying to restrict tire wear, plenty of water was used. This allowed for a fast track that didn’t see much passing on the night until lapped traffic played a part. Price came the closest to making a pass for the final transfer, but Paige held on.

Heat two (started): 1. Macedo 41 (1) 2. Gravel 2 (2) 3. Gio Scelzi 18 (3) 4. Parker Price-Miller 11P (5) 5. Justin Henderson 7 (4) / 6. Tim Shaffer 3K (7) 7. Cody Hansen 4 (9) 8. Dusty Zomer ACE (6) 9. Kaleb Johnson 22K (8) 10. Brant O’Banion 47 (10) 11. Alan Gilbertson 97 (11)

Most moves in the heats were made in turn one, and that’s where PPM picked up a spot. Macedo led the distance.

Heat three (started): 1. Schatz 15 (1) 2. Bayston 5 (2) 3. Haudenschild 17 (3) 4. Brian Brown 21 (5) 5. Jacob Allen 1a (12) / 6. JJ Hickle 25 (9) 7. Mark Dobmeier 13 (8) 8. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (6) 9. Noah Gass 20G (10) 10. Matt Juhl 09 (7) 11. Brock Zearfoss 3z (4) 12. Chuck McGillivray 101 (11)

Haudenschild drifted up the track on the frontstretch, catching Zearfoss with his right rear and sending the 3z tumbling. Brock was uninjured. Haudenschild would suffer severe right rear shock damage, meaning he would go without. Juhl, McGillivray, Dobmeier and Hafertepe were also involved in the messy accident. Dobmeier, Hafertepe and Haudenschild restarted. Haudenschild restarted at the rear, and from my angle in turn four had a nice jump on the green, getting by several cars, going from ninth to third by turn two, and hanging on the bottom without his right rear shock. The incident was all a blessing for Allen after his DQ. Restarting sixth (instead of his original spot outside row six), he garnered the last transfer after Gass stopped to bring a caution later in the race. All were cheering Haud’s heroics but presumably Zearfoss and the cars passed in turn four on the restart.

Heat four (started): 1. Kofoid 11 (1) 2. Sweet 49 (2) 3. Rico Abreu 24 (3) 4. Aaron Reutzel 8 (4) 5. Ayrton Gennetten 3 (5) / 6. Carson McCarl 27 (8) 7. Marcus Dumesny 1AU (7) 8. Austin McCarl 88 (6) 9. Riley Goodno 22 (9) 10. Lee Goos Jr. 17G (10) 11. Kevin Ingle 2K (11)

Kofoid looked impressive in the Indy Race Parts ride in his first venture at Huset’s with a wing. Goos Jr., who has three career 360 wins and two with a 305 at Huset’s was making his maiden voyage in a 410.

C main (started): 1. Kennedy (1) 2. Johnson (2) / 3. Goodno (3) 4. Rosenboom (4) 5. Goos Jr. (5) 6. Gilbertson (9) 7. Ingle (8) 8. Croaker (7) 9. O’Banion (6) DNS – Gass, Juhl, McGillivray, Amdahl

10 laps was the distance, the top two transferred to the B. The track was widening, but still single-file without the lappers.

Dash (started): 1. Kahne (1) 2. Kofoid (3) 3. Bayston (2) 4. Gravel (6) 5. Schuchart (4) 6. Macedo (5) 7. Schatz (7) 8. Sweet (8)

6 laps, determined the top eight starting spots in the feature. Kofoid used a strong move to get by Bayston on lap one and chased Kahne the rest of the way.

B main (started): 1. Price (1) 2. Shaffer (2) 3. Hickle (3) 4. C. McCarl (5) / 5. Dover (4) 6. Hafertepe (10) 7. Dobmeier (7) 8. Dumesny (8) 9. Zomer (9) 10. Kennedy (12) 11. Zearfoss (11) 12. Hansen (6) 13. Johnson (13) DNS – Mullen, A. McCarl

Price left the rest behind in this one, clearly looking comfortable on the quarter-mile which may have reminded him of Skagit where he was track champ. Shaffer rolled second in his first night in the Lunstra car, Hickle rebounded from a ground pounder in Beaver Dam a week ago, and C. McCarl made a slick move on Dover on lap one to garner the final transfer.

A main (started): 1. Bayston (3) 2. Macedo (6) 3. Kahne (1) 4. Kofoid (2) 5. McFadden (9) 6. Schatz (7) 7. Sweet (8) 8. Schuchart (5) 9. Haudenschild (10) 10. Scelzi (11) 11. Reutzel (15) 12. Abreu (12) 13. Allen (17) 14. Tatnell (13) 15. Price-Miller (14) 16. Gennetten (18) 17. Polyak (16) 18. Price (19) 19. Hicke (21) 20. Gravel (4) 21. Shaffer (20) 22. C. McCarl (22) 23. Brown (23) DNS – Henderson

30 laps, $10,000 to win. The WoO’s new one-tire a night rule escaped Henderson, who was notified after staging on the track that he didn’t have his marked tire from earlier in the night. He was not allowed to start. Brown elected for the tail and pulled off after the green. Kahne stormed out to the early lead over Kofoid, Bayston, Gravel and Schuchart. Kofoid gained on Kahne who saw lapped traffic ahead on lap seven, and then Buddy jumped the turn three cushion on lap eight, allowing Bayston and Gravel by. Gravel passed Bayston for second on lap ten. Macedo shot by Kofoid for fourth on lap 13. Gravel reeled in Kahne and passed him high in turn three for the point on lap 17. A lap later, he would try to squeeze between a lapper and the frontstretch wall and lose. He climbed the wall and tipped over. He was ok, but done after a gallant effort in the work area. Kahne reassumed the lead and chose the inside line on the double-file restart, ahead of Macedo, Bayston Kofoid, Schuchart and McFadden. Bayston worked his way into second, passed Kahne briefly during lap 25, and shot by him for the lead with four to go. Macedo gained second from Kahne with three to go. Bayston was back in lapped traffic on the white flag lap, but held on for his second WoO win of the season.

 

 

 

6/17/22

Jackson Motorplex

Jackson, MN

Border Battle Night #1

NOSA and IMCA Racesavers

35 410s

24 305s

410s

There were two flights of time trials. Lynton Jeffrey (6th car out to time) set quick time in the first group at 13.043 seconds. He was followed by Kaleb Johnson (1st car out), Christopher Thram (2nd), Ayrton Gennetten (12th) and Matt Juhl (18th). Sye Anderson did not get a time and scratched for the night. Skyler Prochaska (1st car out) set quick time in the second group at 13.501. He was followed by Jack Dover (3rd), Tasker Phillips (5th), Wade Nygaard (7th) and Ryan Timms (13th).

Heat one (started): 1. Juhl 09 (2) 2. Brooke Tatnell 16 (1) 3. Jeffrey 2 (4) 4. Jack Croaker 8 (5) 5. Thram 24T (3) / 6. Dusty Zomer ACE (7) 7. Jody Rosenboom 14 (6) 8. Alex Schriever 0x (9) 9. Andrew Sullivan 91 (8)

8 laps was the distance. The invert was 4, with the top 5 going to the feature. The top eight in points from qualifying and the heats would draw the top four rows of starting spots for the feature. Juhl led the distance and won going away. Thram, in his first ever 410 action, was running fourth on lap three when he pulled a wheelie in turn two and lost a couple spots. He recovered to shut the door on Rosenboom going into one, costing Jody momentum. Thram recovered for a transfer spot.

Heat two (started): 1. Austin McCarl 88 (1) 2. Johnson 22K (4) 3. Justin Henderson 7 (2) 4. Jake Bubak 1x (5) 5. Gennetten 3 (3) / 6. Tim Estenson 14T (6) 7. Elliot Amdahl 51A (7) DNS - Sye Anderson 37

McCarl led wire to wire and won by a good distance. The track was fast and rather narrow at this point. Bubak grabbed fourth from Gennetten on lap two in the only real pass.

Heat three (started): 1. Brendan Mullen 11m (1) 2. Timms 5T (2) 3. Prochaska 35 (4) 4. Phillips 2KS (3) 5. Riley Goodno 22x (6) / 6. Mark Dobmeier 13 (5) 7. James Broty 33 (7) 8. Alan Gilbertson 97 (8) 9. Nick Otto 22 (9)

Mullen led the distance in a mostly single-file affair. Timms did gain on the leader in the late stages.

Heat four (started): 1. Dover 81 (4) 2. Chris Martin 44 (1) 3. Jade Hastings 8H (2) 4. Nick Ranten 55 (6) 5. Nygaard 9N (3) / 6. Nick Omdahl 0 (5) 7. Blake Egeland 26 (8) 8. Zach Omdahl 17 (7)

Dover shot to the lead from outside row two on the first lap. Nygaard spun while running in a transfer spot three laps in. It would end up being disaster for both Omdahl brothers. Zach tried to evade the spinning car and tipped over. He was unhurt, but done. Nick would inherit the final transfer spot and hold it until a last corner pass by Nygaard. He would not be able to take the green in the B.

B main (started): 1. Rosenboom (1) 2. Dobmeier (2) 3. Estenson (4) 4. Amdahl (6) / 5. Zomer (3) 6. Broty (5) 7. Gilbertson (9) 8. Egeland (8) 9. Schriever (7) 10. Sullivan (10) 11. Otto (11) 12. Ingle (13) 13. Z. Omdahl (12) DNS – N. Omdahl, Anderson

12 laps, the top four transferred to the A. Rosenboom led the distance over Dobmeier and Estenson, who challenged several times for second. Amdahl worked on Zomer and passed him for the final transfer on lap three.

A main (started): 1. Timms (8) 2. Johnson (1) 3. Jeffrey (6) 4. Dover (4) 5. Juhl (7) 6. McCarl (9) 7. Prochaska (2) 8. Phillips (5) 9. Henderson (12) 10. Thram (11) 11. Dobmeier (22) 12. Martin (14) 13. Bubak (18) 14. Hastings (13) 15. Estenson (23) 16. Rosenboom (21) 17. Gennetten (15) 18. Nygaard (16) 19. Goodno (20) 20. Amdahl (24) 21. Croaker (17) 22. Tatnell (10) 23. Mullen (3) 24. Ranten (19)

Johnson shot out to an early lead in the 25-lapper ahead of Prochaska and Dover. Mullen was running 7th when he spun bringing caution two laps in. Jeffrey jumped into the top five on the restart. Johnson was in lapped traffic by lap 8. On lap ten, Timms slid Dover in turns one and two, and then Prochaska in three and four to go from fourth to second. Another slider on the lapped car of Croaker came up a bit short and Croaker spun bringing the yellow 11 laps in. Dover passed Prochaska for third on that restart, and Jeffrey did the same to take fourth on lap 15. Gennetten spun with nine to go, bringing the final caution. Johnson led Timms, Dover, Jeffrey and Prochaska back to green. Tatnell was running sixth, but coming to the restart, lost top wing bolts and had to pull in. Juhl shot by Prochaska for fifth. Johnson cruised until getting back into traffic with three to go. Timms reeled him in on lap 24, and put a slider on him in turn two. His win was worth $4,000. Dobmeier was the hard-charger. Timms will win a $10,000 bonus with a win Saturday at Jackson.

305s

Heat one (started): 1. John Lambertz 12L (1) 2. Matt Johnson 30 (3) 3. Brandon Halverson 13 (2) 4. Koby Werkmeister 31 (6) 5. Tim Rustad F5 (7) 6. Trevor Smith 33 (4) 7. Dan Gripe 3D (5) DNS – Logan Domagala 18L

8 lap heats used passing points to settle the feature. The fast track lent to little passing, with Lambertz leading the distance.

Heat two (started): 1. Mike Stien 4s (2) 2. Andrew Sullivan 91 (1) 3. Mike Moore 69 (3) 4. Brandon Bosma 23 (7) 5. Jesse Lindberg 7L (4) 6. Monty Ferriera 45 (6) 7. Brandon Buysse 24B (5)

Sullivan led early in his Joel Taylor tribute car over Stien and Moore. Stien was right on Sullivan’s tail and shot under him with two to go for the win. Bosma shot from 7th to 4th on lap one.

Heat three (started): 1. Jacob Hughes 8 (1) 2. Jody Rosenboom 4ss (5) 3. Trevor Serbus 10 (7) 4. Bill Johnson 56 (3) 5. Cody Ihien 105 (2) 6. Brandon Allen 55 (6) 7. Ben Crees 23c (4)

Hughes led early over Rosenboom and Johnson. Serbus grabbed fourth on lap two, and third a lap later.

A main (started): 1. Serbus (7) 2. Halverson (1) 3. Bosma (6) 4. Hughes (2) 5. Stien (9) 6. Sullivan (5) 7. Rosenboom (12) 8. M. Johnson (4) 9. Smith (16) 10. Buysse (20) 11. Werkmeister (3) 12. Ferriera (15) 13. B. Johnson (8) 14. Moore (10) 15. Lambertz (21) 16. Lindberg (14) 17. Ihien (13) 18. Rustad (11) 19. Crees (19) 20. Domagala (22) 21. Griep (17) 22. Allen (18)

This was an entertaining non-stop 20-lap feature. Lambertz was scheduled to start inside row two, but visited the work area before the green fell. He restarted at the tail. Halverson led Hughes, M. Johnson and Serbus up from seventh early. Serbus passed M. Johnson for third on lap two. Bosma was into the top five by lap five. Halverson was into lapped traffic by lap eight. On lap nine, Serbus passed Hughes on the low side in turn four for second. Serbus briefly moved by Halverson for the lead on lap 14, but it would take three more rounds to make the winning pass. Bosma passed Hughes on the high side with three to go for third. Buysse was the hard-charger.

 

 

Brian Brown Beats the Outlaws, Gains 59th Career Win at Knoxville!

Clint Garner Bests 360 Field for 46th Career Knoxville Win

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 11, 2022) – Brian Brown Scored one for the Knoxville Raceway regulars with a win over the World of Outlaws at Saturday’s Brownells Big Guns Bash. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver tied Terry McCarl’s win total of 59 for third all-time at the famed “Sprint Car Capital of the World.” He earned $10,000 for his win. Clint Garner won for the third time this season, and the 46th time in his career at Knoxville in the 360 class.

Brad Sweet jumped out from his pole position in the 25-lap main event, followed by Brock Zearfoss, Brown, Spencer Bayston and Carson Macedo. Brown gained second from Zearfoss on lap two, while Bayston and Macedo traded the fourth spot.

Sweet was in lapped traffic by the seventh circuit, and Zearfoss’s third place run was curtailed when he suffered a flat right rear tire on lap nine. Sweet chose the inside line on the double-file restart, ahead of Brown, Bayston, Macedo, Donny Schatz and Anthony Macri.

Brown stumbled on the restart, losing second briefly to Bayston, but stormed back and tracked the leader. On lap 15, he entered turn one low and slid in front of Sweet to take the point. The next lap, he was into lapped traffic. Schatz’s good run continued when he passed Macedo for fourth on lap 17.

The final stoppage came with seven to go. Rico Abreu’s right rear contacted Kerry Madsen, who flipped violently in turns one and two. He was uninjured. The incident collected Sheldon Haudenschild, who had to replace his front axle in the work area.

The single-file restart saw Brown pull away to the win ahead of Sweet, Bayston, Schuchart and Macedo. Schuchart, David Gravel, Macri, Aaron Reutzel and Abreu rounded out the top ten. Gravel set the overall quick-time in the 47-car field, and won his heat. Macedo, Sweet and Brown were also heat winners. A scary incident marred heat two. Seven cars were involved in a melee that left only five to finish the heat. Carson McCarl, Austin McCarl, Noah Gass, Landon Hansen and Josh Higday all retired for the night, but no one was injured. Sweet won the Dash, and Madsen claimed the B.

“What a race,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “I felt like I had a car that was able to compete with Brad there. I’ve been having a little issue with my motor not taking off, and it didn’t take off well on that one start. I didn’t want to see that double-file, but my car was so good. It makes so much power and ground speed once I get going. Once we got to traffic…that move when I got to Brad I used a couple of weeks ago, so it pays to run here and race (with the Outlaws). We just beat the Outlaws tonight, and that’s pretty special to our team. Chalk that one on the board for Knoxville!”

“I think the track was getting pretty narrow on the bottom, and I was pretty committed to be down there figuring it out,” said Sweet. “My car wasn’t perfect down there, so I was trying to figure out with my hands and my feet what would work. The top got going and got some momentum, and maybe you could go faster on the bottom one lap. I felt like the top got easy and got a good groove. I knew Brian was going to be up there, so I felt I needed to do a better job of covering up that lane and maybe try to drive by me on the bottom. That’s how races go, they’re fun and they’re chess matches. We weren’t perfect tonight. I just have to get a little better. I feel like we have a good balance to come back in August.”

“It’s my first podium in Knoxville,” said Bayston. “It’s such a special place. I’ve been trying make the A main in Knoxville at the Nationals a lot of years in the past, and now I feel like we’ve got such a good package after tonight. We rolled in the first night and kind of got a balance down and hit all angles. The team did a really good job all weekend.”

Jamie Ball shot out to an early lead in the 18-lap 360 feature, followed by Clint Garner, Brooke Tatnell, Riley Goodno and Chase Randall. Randall gained momentum on the high side and was running third by lap three, while Terry McCarl entered the top five on lap four.

Cam Martin suffered a flat right rear five laps in, slowing things. Garner took the lead on the high side of turn two on the restart, but Ball returned the favor with a slider in turn three on lap seven.

The eighth lap spelled disaster for Ball, who slowed with a flat left rear. Garner assumed the lead, ahead of Randall, Tatnell, McCarl and Kaleb Johnson. McCarl shot into third, while the leader tried to put distance between himself and Randall. A final stoppage came for a stopped Martin, who suffered another flat with seven laps remaining.

Garner coasted to his 46th win here, despite a near miss with a lapped car on the final lap. Randall, McCarl, Tatnell and Johnson followed. Riley Goodno, Nate Mills, Joe Beaver, Skylar Prochaska and Alex Vande Voort completed the top ten. Johnson set quick time, while McCarl, Randall and Martin won the heats.

“It’s been a heck of a week for me, I’ve been home sick all week long,” said Garner in Victory Lane. “The car was great; the track is amazing. I’ve won before with the Outlaws in town, and I love winning when they’re in town. Our expectations tonight were just to get in and out of here and have a good points night. To come out of here with a trophy is going to be a story.”

Join us next weekend, for the Clean Harbors 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series presented by Premier Chevy Dealers! Friday, June 17 will be practice, with the main event on Saturday. For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials Group A (started), 2 laps: 1. 2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (2), 15.451; 2. 41, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (18), 15.493; 3. 9, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (1), 15.527; 4. 3Z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (11), 15.637; 5. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (19), 15.655; 6. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (10), 15.740; 7. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (16), 15.762; 8. 83JR, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (22), 15.788; 9. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (12), 15.794; 10. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (24), 15.879; 11. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (17), 15.881; 12. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (21), 15.959; 13. 2KS, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (9), 16.008; 14. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (20), 16.033; 15. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (3), 16.048; 16. 20G, Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (5), 16.049; 17. 6, Bill Rose, Plainfield, IN (4), 16.080; 18. 14, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (8), 16.093; 19. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (7), 16.103; 20. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (6), 16.116; 21. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (23), 16.221; 22. 76, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (14), 16.223; 23. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (13), 16.398; 24. 09H, Landon Hansen, Newton, IA (15), 16.814

Time Trials Group B (started), 2 laps: 1. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (1), 15.707; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (20), 15.717; 3. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (12), 15.774; 4. 5, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (23), 15.782; 5. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (16), 15.785; 6. 2J, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (6), 15.793; 7. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (21), 15.794; 8. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (19), 15.809; 9. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (8), 15.823; 10. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (10), 15.830; 11. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (14), 15.870; 12. 83, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (17), 15.878; 13. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (2), 15.887; 14. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (22), 15.989; 15. 70, Sammy Swindell, Lakeland, TN (15), 15.994; 16. 55T, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (13), 16.056; 17. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (9), 16.072; 18. 7S, Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, BC, Can. (18), 16.083; 19. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.083; 20. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (5), 16.088; 21. 1AU, Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (4), 16.144; 22. 47X, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (11), 16.160; 23. 5T, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (7), 16.203

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.1: 1. David Gravel (1); 2. Anthony Macri (3); 3. Kasey Kahne (2); 4. Brent Marks (4); 5. Matt Juhl (5) / 6. JJ Hickle (6); 7. Tasker Phillips (7); 8. Josh Schneiderman (11); 9. Tyler Drueke (8); 10. Kraig Kinser (10); 11. Chris Martin (12); 12. Bill Rose (9)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Carson Macedo (1); 2. Brock Zearfoss (2); 3. Aaron Reutzel (3); 4. Dustin Selvage (10); 5. Nathan Mills (11) / 6. Kerry Madsen (4); 7. Austin McCarl (5); 8. Carson McCarl (6); 9. Sawyer Phillips (7); 10. Noah Gass (8); 11. Josh Higday (9); 12. Landon Hansen (12)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.1: 1. Brad Sweet (1); 2. Gio Scelzi (2); 3. Donny Schatz (4); 4. Ayrton Gennetten (3); 5. Rico Abreu (5) / 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (7); 7. Sammy Swindell (8); 8. AJ Moeller (6); 9. Davey Heskin (9); 10. Marcus Dumesny (11); 11. Presley Truedson (12); 12. Riley Goodno (10)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.4: 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. Spencer Bayston (2); 3. Logan Schuchart (4); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 5. James McFadden (6) / 6. Jacob Allen (5); 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (7); 8. Justin Henderson (10); 9. Robbie Price (9); 10. McKenna Haase (8); 11. Dylan Westbrook (11)

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:34.2: 1. Brad Sweet (2); 2. Brock Zearfoss (1); 3. Spencer Bayston (4); 4. Brian Brown (3); 5. Gio Scelzi (5); 6. Carson Macedo (6); 7. David Gravel (8); 8. Anthony Macri (7)

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Kerry Madsen (1); 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (7); 3. Jacob Allen (2); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (4) / 5. JJ Hickle (3); 6. Sammy Swindell (6); 7. Kraig Kinser (15); 8. Robbie Price (14); 9. Josh Schneiderman (8); 10. Tasker Phillips (5); 11. Marcus Dumesny (16); 12. Dylan Westbrook (20); 13. Justin Henderson (10); 14. AJ Moeller (9); 15. Sawyer Phillips (13); 16. Chris Martin (18); 17. Riley Goodno (22); 18. Tyler Drueke (11); 19. McKenna Haase (17); 20. Bill Rose (21); 21. Davey Heskin (12); 22. Presley Truedson (19) DNS – Austin McCarl, Carson McCarl, Landon Hansen, Noah Gass, Josh Higday

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Brad Sweet (1); 3. Spencer Bayston (3); 4. Donny Schatz (10); 5. Carson Macedo (6); 6. Logan Schuchart (12); 7. David Gravel (7); 8. Anthony Macri (8); 9. Aaron Reutzel (11); 10. Rico Abreu (18); 11. Gio Scelzi (5); 12. James McFadden (20); 13. Sheldon Haudenschild (24); 14. Kasey Kahne (9); 15. Brock Zearfoss (2); 16. Ayrton Gennetten (14); 17. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (22); 18. Matt Juhl (17); 19. Robbie Price (25, prov.); 20. Nathan Mills (19); 21. Kerry Madsen (21); 22. Brent Marks (13); 23. Dustin Selvage (15); 24. Lynton Jeffrey (16); 25. Jacob Allen (23). Lap Leaders: Sweet 1-14, Brown 15-25. Hard-charger: Haudenschild.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (2), 16.562; 2. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (12), 16.698; 3. 14, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (7), 16.794; 4. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (3), 16.795; 5. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (5), 16.921; 6. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (10), 16.933; 7. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (6), 16.975; 8. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.061; 9. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.194; 10. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (17), 17.258; 11. 7C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (11), 17.286; 12. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (4), 17.308; 13. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (21), 17.365; 14. 7, Tyler Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA (8), 17.405; 15. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (14), 17.464; 16. 83, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (13), 17.488; 17. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (18), 17.502; 18. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (20), 17.507; 19. 55B, Brandon Anderson, Glenpool, OK (22), 17.894; 20. 2, Jason Billups, Holt, MO (16), 18.183; 21. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (23), 18.226; 22. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (1), 18.270; 23. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (19), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:55.4: 1. Terry McCarl (4); 2. Kaleb Johnson (6); 3. Ryan Leavitt (2); 4. Calvin Landis (3); 5. Nathan Mills (5); 6. Brandon Anderson (7); 7. Austin Miller (1); 8. John Anderson (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.0: 1. Chase Randall (6); 2. Tyler Lee (2); 3. Clint Garner (5); 4. Devin Kline (3); 5. Joe Beaver (4); 6. Alex Vande Voort (1); 7. Tony Rost (8); 8. Jason Billups (7)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.3: 1. Cam Martin (2); 2. Skylar Prochaska (1); 3. Brooke Tatnell (6); 4. Riley Goodno (4); 5. Jamie Ball (5); 6. Ricky Montgomery (3); 7. Alan Zoutte (7)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (4); 2. Chase Randall (8); 3. Terry McCarl (5); 4. Brooke Tatnell (6); 5. Kaleb Johnson (7); 6. Riley Goodno (1); 7. Nathan Mills (3); 8. Joe Beaver (9); 9. Skylar Prochaska (13); 10. Alex Vande Voort (15); 11. Jamie Ball (2); 12. Tony Rost (22); 13. Brandon Anderson (17); 14. Devin Kline (11); 15. Ryan Leavitt (14); 16. Tyler Lee (12); 17. Austin Miller (18); 18. Alan Zoutte (20); 19. Jason Billups (19); 20. Cam Martin (10); 21. Ricky Montgomery (16); 22. John Anderson (21) DNS – Calvin Landis. Lap Leaders: Ball 1-5, Garner 6, Ball 7, Garner 8-18. Hard-charger: Rost.

 

 

Brent Marks Represents the PA Posse With World of Outlaws Win at Knoxville!

Scotty Johnson Jets to Fourth Pro Sprints Win of the Season

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 10, 2022) – Brent Marks chalked up his first ever win at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday night during the Brownells Big Guns Bash featuring the World of Outlaws. The “Myerstown Missile” had to hold off the challenges of first Knoxville regular Brian Brown, and then WoO regular Logan Schuchart to score his $10,000 victory aboard his own #19, and complete a clean sweep of the night. Scotty Johnson led every lap of the Pace Performance Pro Sprints feature to gain his fourth win of the season.

Marks shot out early from his starting spot on the pole in the 25-lap WoO main event over Brown, Sheldon Haudenschild, Schuchart and Brad Sweet. Schuchart quickly moved into the top three, as he and Brown were in hot pursuit of the leader.

By lap nine, you could have thrown a blanket over the lead trio as they began navigating traffic. With a large crowd on the edge of their seat, the leaders maneuvered slower cars with precision as the laps ticked off.

With seven laps to go, Schuchart slid in front of Brown to take over second, but two circuits later, Brown returned the favor when Schuchart got sideways in turn one. Schuchart stormed back to make another pass, but that was negated when Austin McCarl tangled with the lapped car of JJ Hickle and turned over on lap 22. No one was injured.

The three lap Dash saw Marks leading Brown, Schuchart, Haudenschild and Sweet back to green. On lap 24, Brown had momentum on the cushion through one and two, and it appeared he may blast by the leader. However, Marks slid up the track, giving Brown no room to pass between he and the wall. Schuchart pounced when Brown had to get off the throttle, and regained second.

Marks led the last lap and a half for his first ever Knoxville victory. Schuchart, Brown, Haudenschild and Carson Macedo followed. Sweet, David Gravel, Aaron Reutzel, hard-charger Donny Schatz and Spencer Bayston completed the top ten. Bayston posted the quickest time over the 52-car field, and won his heat race and the Dash. Austin McCarl, Brown and Schuchart were also heat race winners. Dylan Westbrook claimed the Non-Qualifiers heat, Dustin Selvage took the C main, and Ayrton Gennetten claimed the B.

“This ranks right up there for me,” said Marks in Victory Lane. “I’ve spent a long time here and struggled a lot. I’ve been working really hard to get a good program here, and I felt we had some strength last year at the Nationals. I’m just thankful to stand on this stage, with so much history at this racetrack. Now we’ve finally won a race here. I really didn’t want to see that red. I felt like I lost too much air pressure, and I was really tight on the restart. I was being as defensive as I could be, because I know how good Brian is here, and also Logan. I originally wanted to go to the top going into one, but I really didn’t get a good restart. I had three laps to try to block their line. I heard Brian there behind me a couple times, and tried my damnedest to stay out front and win it. This is really awesome!”

“We were so close,” said Schuchart. “It seemed like when we did, the red came out. I would get next to Brown and then have a bad corner and he’d get back by me. It just took a while to get my momentum going again. I really didn’t need that restart. I’m really happy with the run after starting eighth in the Dash and getting up there to second. We’ve been really good when we come to Knoxville getting podiums, we just need to get in Victory Lane. I could get around three and four well, but when we ran the bottom in one and two, the right rear stuck a little too hard. I had to fight it, and almost spun out the one time. It was a really good race between Brian, Brent and I, weaving in and out of traffic. I’m just happy for our team.”

“I felt we had a good car all night long,” said Brown. “I got a good run on Brent coming to two to go. He kind of peeled off, and for a split second there, I told myself I’m going around him on the outside. He kept coming up, and I had to get out of the gas. It was choppy up there, and I kind of balled myself up and let Logan get by. I was licking my chops on that red, because I thought I can get around here on restarts as good as anybody. Brent doesn’t get here a lot, so maybe I can use any trick I have in the book. Overall, we could have won and ran third with 52 great cars. I’m proud to represent Knoxville.”

Scotty Johnson shot from outside row one and led the 15-lap Pro Sprints feature wire to wire. Brandon Worthington followed the distance in second. The best racing came from third through sixth. Mike Mayberry claimed the third spot on the fifth lap, but Mike Johnston came back to claim the position on the last lap. Matthew Stelzer was fifth.

Chase Young, Ryan Navritil, Eric Bridger, Jeff Wilke and Josh Jones rounded out the top ten. Tyler Groenendyk, who came in as the point leader, was unable to start the main event. He set quick time, and won a heat. Wilke was also a heat winner.

“It’s all the hard work in the shop,” said Johnson of his fourth win here. “We’ve stepped everything up this year to make sure we do everything right, and everything correct. We make adjustments, and your speed comes from the shop. These guys put a lot of hard work in. It’s really cool to win in front of this crowd and with (the World of Outlaws in attendance).”

Join us tomorrow night, for the Brownells Big Guns Bash featuring the World of Outlaws! The 360’s will also be in action. For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter. For information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com.

410 Results

Time Trials Group A (started), 2 laps: 1. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (5), 15.210; 2. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (4), 15.306; 3. 2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (16), 15.371; 4. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (15), 15.441; 5. 41, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (20), 15.459; 6. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (10), 15.482; 7. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (13), 15.486; 8. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (8), 15.486; 9. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (3), 15.530; 10. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (14), 15.565; 11. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (21), 15.586; 12. 9, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (7), 15.588; 13. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (17), 15.591; 14. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11), 15.603; 15. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (24), 15.668; 16. 14T, Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND (25), 15.729; 17. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (6), 15.747; 18. 2KS, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (19), 15.752; 19. 76, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (22), 15.775; 20. 14, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (23), 15.813; 21. 47X, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (18), 15.854; 22. 24X, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 16.135; 23. 20G, Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (12), 16.246; 24. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (26), 16.491; 25. 6, Bill Rose, Plainfield, IN (1), 16.798; 26. 83JR, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (9), NT.

Time Trials Group B (started), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (19), 15.440; 2. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (22), 15.607; 3. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (5), 15.610; 4. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (20), 15.648; 5. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (13), 15.649; 6. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (3), 15.650; 7. 5, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (12), 15.676; 8. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (23), 15.703; 9. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (16), 15.742; 10. 70, Sammy Swindell, Lakeland, TN (7), 15.811; 11. 55T, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (15), 15.812; 12. 2J, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (18), 15.815; 13. 3Z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (2), 15.858; 14. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (8), 15.863; 15. 83, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (17), 15.871; 16. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (6), 15.901; 17. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (25), 15.973; 18. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (9), 16.023; 19. 5T, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (4), 16.027; 20. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (21), 16.055; 21. 7S, Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, BC, Can. (24), 16.151; 22. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (10), 16.162; 23. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (26), 16.316; 24. 1AU, Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (1), 16.403; 25. 9H, Landon Hansen, Newton, IA (11), 18.222; 26. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (14), NT.

Non-Qualifiers Heat (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.2: 1. Dylan Westbrook (1); 2. Dustin Selvage (3); 3. Robbie Price (2); 4. Chris Martin (5) / 5. Kerry Madsen (10); 6. Marcus Dumesny (7); 7. Ben Brown (6); 8. Landon Hansen (9); 9. Noah Gass (4); 10. Bill Rose (8) DNS – Terry McCarl, Bobby Mincer

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.8: 1. Brent Marks (1); 2. David Gravel (2); 3. Carson Macedo (3); 4. Aaron Reutzel (4); 5. Gio Scelzi (7) / 6. Justin Henderson (8); 7. Roger Crockett (6); 8. Riley Goodno (5); 9. Tyler Drueke (9); 10. Nathan Mills (10)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.6: 1. Austin McCarl (1); 2. Matt Juhl (2); 3. Carson McCarl (3); 4. Anthony Macri (4); 5. Kasey Kahne (6) / 6. Sawyer Phillips (7); 7. Jacob Allen (5); 8. Tasker Phillips (9); 9. Tim Estenson (8); 10. Dustin Selvage (10) DNS – Josh Higday

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.9: 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (2); 3. Spencer Bayston (4); 4. JJ Hickle (3); 5. Donny Schatz (9) / 6. Ayrton Gennetten (5); 7. James McFadden (8); 8. Brock Zearfoss (7); 9. Robbie Price (11); 10. McKenna Haase (6); 11. Presley Truedson (10)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.1: 1. Logan Schuchart (1); 2. Brad Sweet (2); 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4); 4. Rico Abreu (3); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (6) / 6. Kraig Kinser (7); 7. Sammy Swindell (5); 8. AJ Moeller (8); 9. Chris Martin (10); 10. Josh Schneiderman (9) DNS – Matt Moro

C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:52.1: 1. Dustin Selvage (3); 2. Tyler Drueke (1) / 3. Presley Truedson (5); 4. Marcus Dumesny (6); 5. Nathan Mills (4); 6. Noah Gass (9); 7. Ben Brown (7); 8. Bill Rose (10); 9. Landon Hansen (8); 10. McKenna Haase (2) DNS – Josh Schneiderman, Josh Higday, Matt Moro, Kerry Madsen, Terry McCarl, Bobby Mincer

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:37.6: 1. Brent Marks (1); 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (2); 3. Brian Brown (6); 4. Brad Sweet (5); 5. Logan Schuchart (8); 6. Austin McCarl (7); 7. David Gravel (4); 8. Matt Juhl (3)

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:22.4: 1. Ayrton Gennetten (2); 2. James McFadden (6); 3. Riley Goodno (1); 4. Jacob Allen (9) / 5. Sawyer Phillips (5); 6. Kraig Kinser (4); 7. Justin Henderson (3); 8. Roger Crockett (7); 9. Sammy Swindell (8); 10. Brock Zearfoss (10); 11. Robbie Price (14); 12. Dustin Selvage (17); 13. Dylan Westbrook (13); 14. Chris Martin (16); 15. Tim Estenson (15); 16. Tasker Phillips (11); 17. AJ Moeller (12); 18. Tyler Drueke (18)

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Brent Marks (1); 2. Logan Schuchart (5); 3. Brian Brown (3); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (2); 5. Carson Macedo (9); 6. Brad Sweet (4); 7. David Gravel (7); 8. Aaron Reutzel (13); 9. Donny Schatz (18); 10. Spencer Bayston (10); 11. Gio Scelzi (17); 12. Rico Abreu (16); 13. Carson McCarl (11); 14. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (12); 15. Matt Juhl (8); 16. Anthony Macri (15); 17. James McFadden (22); 18. Brock Zearfoss (25, prov.); 19. Kasey Kahne (19); 20. Jacob Allen (24); 21. JJ Hickle (14); 22. Kraig Kinser (26, prov.); 23. Austin McCarl (6); 24. Riley Goodno (23); 25. Ayrton Gennetten (21); 26. Lynton Jeffrey (20). Lap Leader: Marks 1-25. Hard-charger: Schatz.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 17X, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (7), 18.086; 2. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (11), 18.187; 3. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (3), 18.196; 4. 44, Scotty Johnson, Dallas, IA (12), 18.212; 5. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (8), 18.228; 6. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (6), 18.428; 7. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (4), 18.480; 8. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (5), 18.557; 9. 42J, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (2), 18.572; 10. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (13), 18.590; 11. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (9), 18.606; 12. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (1), 18.871; 13. B29, TJ Massick, Knoxville, IA (10), 22.323

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Tyler Groenendyk (4); 2. Matthew Stelzer (3); 3. Eric Bridger (2); 4. Josh Jones (1); 5. Brandon Worthington (5); 6. TJ Massick (6); 7. Kade Higday (2) DNS – Kade Higday

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:49.8: 1. Jeff Wilke (1); 2. Ryan Navratil (2); 3. Mike Johnston (4); 4. Chase Young (6); 5. Mike Mayberry (3); 6. Scotty Johnson (5)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:32.6: 1. Scotty Johnson (2); 2. Brandon Worthington (4); 3. Mike Johnston (3); 4. Mike Mayberry (8); 5. Matthew Stelzer (5); 6. Chase Young (7); 7. Ryan Navratil (1); 8. Eric Bridger (6); 9. Jeff Wilke (9); 10. Josh Jones (11); 11. TJ Massick (12); 12. Kade Higday (10) DNS – Tyler Groenendyk. Lap Leader: Johnson 1-15. Hard-charger: Mayberry.

 

 

 

2022 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Through 6/4/22

1. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 315 (1)
2. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 300 (2)
3. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 239
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 225 (2)
5. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust., 195
6. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 154 (2)
7. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 138
8. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 137
9. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 128
10. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 98
11. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 88
12. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 84 (1)
13. Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK, 76 (1)
14. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 74
15. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 58
(tie) JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA, 58
(tie) Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 58
18. Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 57
19. Josh Higday, Knoxville, IA 56
20. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 54 (1)
(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 54
22. Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 52
23. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 46
24. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 42
25. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 41
26. Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 36
(tie) Tasker Phillips, Knoxville, IA, 36
28. Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK, 35
29. Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 34
(tie) Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 34
31. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD, 32
(tie) Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 32
33. Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 18
(tie) Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 18
35. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 16
36. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 12
(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 12
(tie) Brant O'Banion, Norfolk, NE, 12
39. Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN, 8
(tie) Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 8
(tie) Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO, 8
38. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 6
(tie) Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 6
40. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE, 2
(tie) Tim Estenson, Grand Forks, ND, 2
(tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Winners

1, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA

$100 OpenWheel101.com Quick Time Winners

4/23 – Justin Henderson (Knoxville)
4/30 – AJ Moeller (Knoxville)
5/7 - Brian Brown (Knoxville)
5/14 - Brian Brown (Knoxville)
5/21 - Gio Scelzi (Knoxville)
5/28 - Justin Henderson (Knoxville)
6/4 - Aaron Reutzel (Knoxville)

2022 Tentative Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com (tentative)

Sat, April 16 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Mother Nature)
Sat, April 23 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Postponed to 6/4)
Sat, April 30 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 7 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA)
Sun, May 8 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Sat, May 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sun, May 15 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA)
Sat, May 21 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Sun, May 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA)
Sat, May 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sun, May 29 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK)
Sat, June 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA)
Sat, June 4 - Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Make-up) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Sun, June 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO
Fri, June 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO
Sat, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO
Sun, June 12 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Fri, June 17 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA
Sat, June 18 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA
Sun, June 19 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA
Thu, June 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO
Fri, June 24 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO
Sat, June 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO
Sat, July 2 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sat, July 9 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sat, July 16 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, July 17 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sat, July 23 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, July 24 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sat, July 30 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) All Stars
Sun, July 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sun, August 7 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Capitani Classic
Mon, August 8 - Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, August 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Thu, August 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Fri, August 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Sat, August 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Thu, August 18 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals
Fri, August 19 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals
Sat, August 20 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals
Sat, August 27 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, August 28 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sat, September 3 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl
Sun, September 4 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl

 

 

Lynton Jeffrey Scores Emotional Win; Aaron Reutzel Wins Dogfight with Brian Brown!

Terry McCarl Bests Clint Garner in 360’s; Scotty Johnson Takes Pro Sprints in Record Time

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 4, 2022) – Lynton Jeffrey took an emotional victory Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway on McKay Group/Nationwide Insurance Night. Jeffrey’s win came in record time aboard the JW Motorsports #2 and was worth $5,000. In a 410 make-up feature from April 23, Aaron Reutzel outdueled Brian Brown to the checkers for his second win of the year in the Ridge and Sons Racing #8. The Terry McCarl/Clint Garner duel recorded another chapter in the 360 series, with McCarl emerging victorious, and Scotty Johnson blistered the Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance field in yet another track record time.

After heats were complete, a rain delay lasting over one hour set up a heavy track surface. In the 20-lap 410 feature, Austin McCarl got a bit off kilter in turn four, collecting Justin Henderson. Henderson’s car got into the wall and was unrepairable, while McCarl’s crew was able to make repairs after a second red flag for a flipped Matt Juhl. No one was injured. McCarl and Henderson entered the night one-two in points.

Once underway, pole-sitter Josh Higday led Jeffrey, Brown, Rico Abreu and Kerry Madsen. Jeffrey pressured the leader on the high side in the early stages. The two battled fiercely, with Jeffrey taking the lead on lap three, surrendering it back to Higday on lap four, and claiming it for good on the following circuit.

Meanwhile, Abreu took advantage of a Brown bobble to claim third. The leaders entered traffic on lap eight. On lap twelve, Madsen slid in front of Brown to claim fourth. With five laps to go, Jeffrey had opened up a wide 4.6 second margin.

The Sydney, New South Wales, Australia native now living in Prairie City, Iowa would cover the 20 laps in 5:25.2 setting a new track standard, breaking Henderson’s 14-year-old mark, and claiming his sixth career 410 win here. Higday would finish a strong second, ahead of Abreu, Madsen and Brown. Reutzel, Carson McCarl, Gio Scelzi, Ayrton Gennetten and Josh Schneiderman completed the top ten. Reutzel set quick time, while Davey Heskin, Scelzi, Jeffrey and Riley Goodno won heats. Tim Estenson claimed the B main.

“Everyone held their line (in traffic),” said Jeffrey in Victory Lane. “There are a lot of great drivers here at Knoxville, and that shows. We had an incredibly fast race car. It just shows what this team’s made of. This is for my boys. It’s my son Dakota’s birthday today. It’s also for my son Keenan…he died on this day in 2000. There’s a lot of emotions today. I’m just proud to win for my boys.”

The make-up 410 feature saw Reutzel get an incredible start from outside row two to take the early advantage, ahead of Austin McCarl, Jeffrey, Brown and Madsen. Brown would shoot by Jeffrey for third on lap two and slide in front of McCarl for second on lap three.

Up front, Reutzel was rolling into lapped traffic by the seventh circuit. Jeffrey and Madsen moved into third and fourth at that point. Brown was in hot pursuit of the leader when the eighth place car of JJ Hickle got sideways, but kept it going, bringing the caution. Madsen would move into a podium spot on that restart, but more problems emerged for Hickle, who had climbed back to seventh, when a wing side panel came loose with nine to go. Ryan Giles also pulled in at that point.

Reutzel shot back out front, while Jeffrey and Madsen exchanged the third spot. Reutzel was back in traffic with three to go, and Brown was challenging, when Nathan Mills spun in turn three.

Reutzel held off Brown in a classic duel, keeping his car wide entering and exiting the turns. He held on for his fourth 410 win here, worth $5,000. Brown would chase him to the checkers, ahead of Madsen, Jeffrey and Austin McCarl. Hard-charger Carson McCarl (from 22nd), Matt Juhl, Henderson, Higday and Sawyer Phillips completed the top ten.

“We were great early,” said Reutzel afterwards. “We were really falling apart late. I didn’t want to see those yellows, because I was struggling through the middle at the end. It felt good to race the 21 that way, because that’s the way he’s been racing me. It was good to race each other that way for the win. I’m glad I came out on top this time. This is a big win for our race team.”

Clint Garner led early in the 18-lap 360 main event, but Terry McCarl was a rocket on the start from his eighth place starting position. Kaleb Johnson, Calvin Landis and Jamie Ball rounded out the early top five before Ricky Montgomery came to a stop on lap three.

On the restart, Chase Randall entered the top five from seventh. Garner was into lapped traffic on the ninth lap, with McCarl following closely. Another caution opened up the track for the leader with four to go. Cam Martin’s right rear tire was in shreds.

On the restart, McCarl went to the cushion high in two and shot by Garner to take the point for good. Garet Williamson also took advantage moving up to the third spot.

While McCarl earned $2,000 for his tenth career 360 feature, Garner had his hands full holding off Williamson. Johnson and Joe Beaver followed. Randall, Landis, Ball, Riley Goodno and Nathan Mills rounded out the top ten. Landis set quick time, while McCarl, Devin Kline and Christopher Thram won heats.

“I was just trying to go where he wasn’t,” said McCarl of his winning pass on the restart. “That’s all you can do. We had a couple of starts to see what he was going to do, but we just had a great car.”

Scotty Johnson dominated the Pro Sprints feature, leading wire to wire with a 15-lap track record of 4:19.1, eclipsing a 2018 mark held by Eric Bridger. Jeff Wilke trailed him the distance, followed by Tyler Groenendyk, Bridger and Brandon Worthington, who gained fifth on lap two. Matt Allen, Matthew Stelzer, Ryan Navratil, Mike Mayberry and Chase Young rounded out the top ten. Groenendyk set quick time, while Allen and Wilke won heats.

“I knew this track was going to be ‘locked down,’” said Johnson of his third win here this season. “I was just hoping I could make my corners, knowing someone may be right behind me. The car handled great. The rain kind of threw a wrench in things, but we made our adjustments. This shows the hard work these guys put in during the week.”

Join us next Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11, for the Brownells Big Guns Bash featuring the World of Outlaws! The Pro Sprints will also be in action on Friday, and the 360’s on Saturday. For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter. For information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (13), 15.119; 2. 83JR, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (8), 15.123; 3. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (29), 15.134; 4. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (9), 15.157; 5. 14, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (6), 15.242; 6. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (27), 15.248; 7. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (1), 15.257; 8. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 15.276; 9. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (22), 15.280; 10. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (16), 15.282; 11. 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (35), 15.291; 12. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (12), 15.292; 13. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (21), 15.293; 14. 1M, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (11), 15.293; 15. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (3), 15.295; 16. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (31), 15.322; 17. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (14), 15.343; 18. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (26), 15.351; 19. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (34), 15.393; 20. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (24), 15.396; 21. 14T, Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND (4), 15.400; 22. 73, Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI (28), 15.424; 23. 55T, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (32), 15.456; 24. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (5), 15.498; 25. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (10), 15.558; 26. 1AU, Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (33), 15.567; 27. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (23), 15.632; 28. 5T, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (19), 15.648; 29. 2KS, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (25), 15.697; 30. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (7), 15.723; 31. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (20), 15.792; 32. 76, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (30), 15.881; 33. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (15), 15.891; 34. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (17), 16.045; 35. 9H, Landon Hansen, Newton, IA (18), 17.712

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:05.9: 1. Davey Heskin (2); 2. Justin Henderson (4); 3. Tim Estenson (1); 4. Aaron Reutzel (6); 5. Matt Juhl (3); 6. Josh Higday (5); 7. Dustin Selvage (9); 8. Ryan Giles (8); 9. Zach Hampton (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:06.2: 1. Gio Scelzi (2); 2. Austin McCarl (4); 3. Kerry Madsen (6); 4. Scotty Thiel (1); 5. Don Droud Jr. (3); 6. Ayrton Gennetten (5); 7. Marcus Dumesny (7); 8. Tyler Drueke (8); 9. Ben Brown (9)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:06.4: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 2. Sawyer Phillips (2); 3. Brian Brown (6); 4. AJ Moeller (3); 5. McKenna Haase (1); 6. Josh Schneiderman (5); 7. Bobby Mincer (8); 8. Chris Martin (7); 9. Landon Hansen (9)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.0: 1. Riley Goodno (2); 2. Tasker Phillips (1); 3. Rico Abreu (6); 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (3); 5. JJ Hickle (4); 6. Carson McCarl (5); 7. Nathan Mills (8); 8. Presley Truedson (7)

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Tim Estenson (1); 2. McKenna Haase (3); 3. Scotty Thiel (2); 4. Marcus Dumesny (6) / 5. Chris Martin (7); 6. Zach Hampton (5); 7. Tyler Drueke (10); 8. Ryan Giles (9); 9. Ben Brown (14); 10. Nathan Mills (12); 11. Landon Hansen (15); 12. Dustin Selvage (13); 13. Tasker Phillips (4); 14. Bobby Mincer (11) DNS – Presley Truedson

A main (started), 20 Laps, 5:25.2 (NTR): 1. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 2. Josh Higday (1); 3. Rico Abreu (5); 4. Kerry Madsen (8); 5. Brian Brown (6); 6. Aaron Reutzel (7); 7. Carson McCarl (12); 8. Gio Scelzi (13); 9. Ayrton Gennetten (9); 10. Josh Schneiderman (10); 11. Davey Heskin (11); 12. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (19); 13. Riley Goodno (14); 14. Sawyer Phillips (15); 15. JJ Hickle (16); 16. Don Droud Jr. (20); 17. Marcus Dumesny (24); 18. McKenna Haase (22); 19. Austin McCarl (2); 20. Tim Estenson (21); 21. AJ Moeller (17); 22. Scotty Thiel (23); 23. Matt Juhl (18); 24. Justin Henderson (4). Lap Leaders: Higday 1-2, Jeffrey 3, Higday 4, Jeffrey 5-20. Hard-charger: Hafertepe.

Make-up A main from 4/23 (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Aaron Reutzel (4); 2. Brian Brown (5); 3. Kerry Madsen (8); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 5. Austin McCarl (1); 6. Carson McCarl (22); 7. Matt Juhl (6); 8. Justin Henderson (7); 9. Josh Higday (10); 10. Sawyer Phillips (12); 11. Chris Martin (15); 12. Davey Heskin (11); 13. Riley Goodno (19); 14. Dustin Selvage (16); 15. Tim Estenson (18); 16. Ben Brown (20); 17. Bobby Mincer (13); 18. Nathan Mills (17); 19. JJ Hickle (9); 20. AJ Moeller (2); 21. Ryan Giles (14); 22. Landon Hansen (21) DNS - 23. Tasker Phillips. Lap Leader: Reutzel 1-20. Hard-charger: C. McCarl.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (6), 15.937; 2. 24W, Garet Williamson, Kingdom City, MO (1), 15.950; 3. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (19), 15.964; 4. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (23), 15.981; 5. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (7), 16.005; 6. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (8), 16.070; 7. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (18), 16.095; 8. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (22), 16.105; 9. 83, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (14), 16.131; 10. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (10), 16.136; 11. 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (17), 16.169; 12. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (16), 16.170; 13. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (24), 16.182; 14. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.262; 15. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanborn, MN (12), 16.324; 16. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (13), 16.363; 17. 7C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (20), 16.439; 18. 8H, Jacob Hughes, Hartford, SD (9), 16.461; 19. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (21), 16.468; 20. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (11), 16.488; 21. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (4), 16.591; 22. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (15), 16.666; 23. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.677; 24. 2, Jason Billups, Holt, MO (2), 17.629

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (2); 2. Clint Garner (5); 3. Jamie Ball (4); 4. Riley Goodno (3); 5. Calvin Landis (6); 6. Alex Vande Voort (8); 7. Ricky Montgomery (7); 8. Tony Rost (1)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:56.6: 1. Devin Kline (1); 2. Joe Beaver (4); 3. Garet Williamson (6); 4. Ryan Leavitt (2); 5. Nathan Mills (5); 6. Tyler Barrick (3); 7. Cam Martin (7); 8. Alan Zoutte (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.7: 1. Christopher Thram (2); 2. Kaleb Johnson (6); 3. Jacob Hughes (1); 4. Austin Miller (4); 5. Collin Moyle (3); 6. Chase Randall (5); 7. John Anderson (7); 8. Jason Billups (8)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (8); 2. Clint Garner (2); 3. Garet Williamson (3); 4. Kaleb Johnson (4); 5. Joe Beaver (5); 6. Chase Randall (9); 7. Calvin Landis (1); 8. Jamie Ball (6); 9. Riley Goodno (12); 10. Nathan Mills (7); 11. Christopher Thram (11); 12. Devin Kline (13); 13. Alex Vande Voort (19); 14. Ryan Leavitt (15); 15. Tony Rost (16); 16. Jacob Hughes (17); 17. Alan Zoutte (20); 18. John Anderson (21); 19. Jason Billups (23); 20. Cam Martin (18); 21. Austin Miller (10); 22. Tyler Barrick (14); 23. Ricky Montgomery (22) DNS – Collin Moyle. Lap Leaders: Garner 1-14, T. McCarl 15-18. Hard-charger: T. McCarl.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 17X, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (6), 17.106; 2. 44, Scotty Johnson, Dallas, IA (1), 17.188; 3. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (5), 17.194; 4. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (4), 17.199; 5. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (2), 17.204; 6. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (8), 17.239; 7. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (11), 17.279; 8. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.370; 9. 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA (9), 17.404; 10. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (12), 17.818; DQ (Scales) - 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (7), 17.759; 12. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (3), NT

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:46.2: 1. Matt Allen (1); 2. Eric Bridger (2); 3. Brandon Worthington (3); 4. Tyler Groenendyk (5); 5. Chase Young (4); 6. 14J, Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA (6)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:44.9: 1. Jeff Wilke (2); 2. Mike Mayberry (4); 3. Josh Jones (1); 4. Matthew Stelzer (3); 5. Scotty Johnson (5); 6. Ryan Navratil (6)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:19.1 (NTR): 1. Scotty Johnson (4); 2. Jeff Wilke (2); 3. Tyler Groenendyk (6); 4. Eric Bridger (1); 5. Brandon Worthington (3); 6. Matt Allen (8); 7. Matthew Stelzer (9); 8. Ryan Navratil (12); 9. Mike Mayberry (5); 10. Chase Young (7); 11. Josh Jones (10); 12. Devin Wignall (11) Lap Leader: Johnson 1-15. Hard-charger: Navratil.

 

 

Austin McCarl Masters Traffic to Win Thriller at Knoxville!

Aaron Reutzel Holds Them Off in 360’s; Mike Mayberry Takes Pro Sprints Win

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 28, 2022) – Austin McCarl made a number of thrilling moves in traffic to take a heartstopper Saturday on Vermeer Night at Knoxville Raceway! The win was worth $5,000 for the driver from Altoona, Iowa aboard the Country Builders Construction #88. Aaron Reutzel, who was one of the players in the 410 feature, won his second career 360 feature, and Mike Mayberry won for the second time this year and the fourth time in his career in the Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance.

Kerry Madsen shot out to the early lead in the 20-lap 410 feature from the pole, ahead of McCarl, Reutzel, Ayrton Gennetten and Justin Henderson. On lap four, Reutzel attempted a slider on McCarl in turn four. Neither lifted, as they were mere inches from disaster. McCarl would keep his spot.

Madsen entered lapped traffic on lap seven, and McCarl was able to close at the halfway point. On lap 14, McCarl made a pair of thrilling moves in traffic in turn one to separate himself from a battle for the runner-up spot with Reutzel.

On lap 17, McCarl used the low side to reel in Madsen and use a lapper as a pick. He took the lead, and pulled away to his sixth career 410 win here. Madsen held onto second, ahead of Reutzel, Gennetten and Henderson. Lynton Jeffrey, Carson McCarl, JJ Hickle, hard-charger Sawyer Phillips and Matt Juhl completed the top ten. Henderson set quick time, while Gennetten, Carson McCarl and Jeffrey claimed heat race wins.

“I didn’t want to make mistakes, and put my car where I needed to,” said McCarl of his late race moves. “I want to give a shout out to Aaron Reutzel for not junking me in three and four there early in the race. It got a little hairy there. I wasn’t going to lift, and I knew he wasn’t going to either. That was actually pretty fun with him. Kerry Madsen and Aaron Reutzel are two of the top ten sprint car drivers in the world, and I have a lot of respect for those guys. I just wanted to win so bad. (The track) was three lanes there. Just a big shout out to the Dunkin’s.”

Reutzel was the car to beat, starting outside of row one for the 18-lap 360 main event. He led Terry McCarl, Jamie Ball, Clint Garner and Kaleb Johnson in the early going. McCarl would take a slider at the leader on lap two, but fell a bit short.

The leaders entered lapped traffic on the seventh circuit, before the third running Ball had a tire come apart on him, bringing caution on lap eight. Reutzel led McCarl, Garner, Johnson and Landis back to green. Chase Randall was on the move soon after, climbing to fifth by the time the leaders hit lapped traffic again on lap 13.

Ricky Montgomery tipped over in turn two with four laps to go, negating a Garner pass of McCarl for second. Montgomery was unhurt. Garner repeated his pass low in four, but could not chase down Reutzel, who raced to the checkers ahead of Garner, McCarl, Johnson and hard-charger Randall. Joe Beaver, Landis, Riley Goodno, Ryan Leavitt and Nate Mills completed the top ten. McCarl set quick time over the 360 field, while Johnson, Alex Vande Voort and Leavitt won heat races.

“I felt like the hardest part of the race was turns one and two,” said Reutzel in Victory Lane. “You’ve got Terry behind you, and you’ve got Garner. I guarantee whatever I chose (on the restarts), one chose the other (line) and the other chose something else. There were so many options going into one and two. It was a game of chess on the first lap, and I felt good later in traffic. With four to go, I felt I tried to give it away and jumped over the cushion. This feels good for our team.”

Tyler Groenendyk led the 15-lap Pro Sprints feature early ahead of Mike Mayberry, Scotty Johnson, Mike Johnston and Matthew Stelzer. Stelzer used the low side to gain fourth from Johnston on lap two. Josh Jones spun with two laps down, collecting JJ Beaver. Neither was injured, but Beaver was done.

Groenendyk led Mayberry, Johnson, Stelzer and Johnston back to green. Stelzer shot into the third spot, but the battle was on up front. On lap four, Mayberry used the middle of the track to gain a slim margin at the flag stand.

Mayberry pulled away from there and was never seriously challenged the rest of the way. Groenendyk held down second, ahead of Stelzer, Johnson and Johnston, who emerged in a good battle for fifth. Brandon Worthington, Eric Bridger, Matt Allen, Kade Higday and Jeff Wilke rounded out the top ten. Johnson set quick time, while Johnston and Higday were heat winners.

“Actually, I think I was a little bit better when (Groenendyk) was next to me,” said Mayberry in Victory Lane. “I’ve got to thank everyone on this car. I just kept thinking, ‘Don’t screw up, don’t screw up, don’t screw up. I guess I didn’t.”

Join us next Saturday, June 4, for McKay Group Insurance Night at Knoxville! The Casey’s Candy Dash for the kids, and the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction weekend festivities are all planned. All three sprint car divisions will be back in action, with the 410’s also compet! For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter. For information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (1), 15.627; 2. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (10), 15.700; 3. 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (26), 15.708; 4. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (12), 15.803; 5. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (23), 15.821; 6. 83JR, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (21), 15.860; 7. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (9), 15.861; 8. 2KS, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (6), 15.901; 9. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (3), 15.945; 10. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11), 15.956; 11. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (24), 15.972; 12. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (15), 16.034; 13. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (5), 16.075; 14. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (14), 16.096; 15. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.156; 16. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (17), 16.239; 17. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (2), 16.308; 18. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (27), 16.315; 19. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (19), 16.316; 20. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (7), 16.317; 21. 5T, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (13), 16.408; 22. 14T, Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND (22), 16.474; 23. 76, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (18), 16.507; 24. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (25), 16.631; 25. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (20), 16.749; 26. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (16), 16.815; 27. 9H, Landon Hansen, Newton, IA (4), 17.649

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Ayrton Gennetten (4); 2. Justin Henderson (6); 3. Josh Schneiderman (2); 4. Davey Heskin (1); 5. JJ Hickle (5); 6. Sawyer Phillips (3); 7. Tim Estenson (8); 8. Ben Brown (9); 9. Dustin Selvage (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.5: 1. Carson McCarl (3); 2. Aaron Reutzel (6); 3. Austin McCarl (5); 4. Ryan Giles (4); 5. Thomas Kennedy (7); 6. Tyler Drueke (9); 7. Nathan Mills (8); 8. Chris Martin (2); 9. Joe Simbro (1)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.5: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 2. Matt Juhl (3); 3. Kerry Madsen (5); 4. Tasker Phillips (1); 5. Riley Goodno (2); 6. AJ Moeller (4); 7. Presley Truedson (7); 8. Bobby Mincer (8)

A main, 20 Laps, 5:57.9: 1. Austin McCarl (2); 2. Kerry Madsen (1); 3. Aaron Reutzel (4); 4. Ayrton Gennetten (3); 5. Justin Henderson (6); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 7. Carson McCarl (8); 8. JJ Hickle (7); 9. Sawyer Phillips (13); 10. Matt Juhl (10); 11. Davey Heskin (14); 12. Riley Goodno (15); 13. Josh Schneiderman (11); 14. Thomas Kennedy (17); 15. Tasker Phillips (16); 16. Ryan Giles (9); 17. AJ Moeller (12); 18. Chris Martin (18); 19. Tim Estenson (20); 20. Dustin Selvage (24); 21. Nathan Mills (22); 22. Presley Truedson (19); 23. Tyler Drueke (21); 24. Ben Brown (25); 25. Bobby Mincer (23) DNS – Joe Simbro, Landon Hansen. Lap Leaders: K. Madsen 1-16, A. McCarl 17-20. Hard-charger: S. Phillips.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (3), 16.343; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (6), 16.476; 3. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (10), 16.585; 4. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (11), 16.601; 5. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.617; 6. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (2), 16.626; 7. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (17), 16.672; 8. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (23), 16.773; 9. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (16), 16.778; 10. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (24), 16.798; 11. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (22), 16.807; 12. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (13), 16.821; 13. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (5), 16.870; 14. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.883; 15. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.885; 16. 7C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (18), 16.902; 17. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (1), 17.016; 18. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (12), 17.219; 19. 83, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (19), 17.292; 20. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (14), 17.568; 21. 2, Jason Billups, Holt, MO (20), 18.329; 22. 5D, Jacob Dykstra, Port Colborne, ONT, (8), NT; 23. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (15), NT; DQ (Scales) - 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (21)

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Kaleb Johnson (3); 2. Terry McCarl (6); 3. Devin Kline (1); 4. Jamie Ball (5); 5. Nathan Mills (4); 6. Jacob Dykstra (8); 7. Ricky Montgomery (2); 8. Austin Miller (7)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.6: 1. Alex Vande Voort (1); 2. Clint Garner (6); 3. Ryan Leavitt (4); 4. Collin Moyle (2); 5. Cam Martin (3); 6. Joe Beaver (5); 7. John Anderson (7); 8. Josh Schneiderman (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.0: 1. Riley Goodno (2); 2. Aaron Reutzel (6); 3. Tony Rost (4); 4. Chase Randall (3); 5. Calvin Landis (5); 6. Alan Zoutte (1); 7. Jason Billups (7) DNS – Ben Woods

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Aaron Reutzel (2); 2. Clint Garner (3); 3. Terry McCarl (4); 4. Kaleb Johnson (5); 5. Chase Randall (13); 6. Joe Beaver (9); 7. Calvin Landis (7); 8. Riley Goodno (11); 9. Ryan Leavitt (6); 10. Nathan Mills (10); 11. Tony Rost (8); 12. Jamie Ball (1); 13. Cam Martin (14); 14. Devin Kline (15); 15. Alex Vande Voort (12); 16. Jacob Dykstra (19); 17. Austin Miller (22); 18. Alan Zoutte (18); 19. John Anderson (20); 20. Jason Billups (21); 21. Collin Moyle (16); 22. Ricky Montgomery (17); 23. Josh Schneiderman (23) DNS – Ben Woods. Lap Leader: Reutzel 1-18. Hard-charger: Randall.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 44, Scotty Johnson, Dallas, IA (5), 17.329; 2. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (6), 17.587; 3. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (4), 17.587; 4. 17X, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (11), 17.592; 5. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (8), 17.669; 6. 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA (12), 17.770; 7. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (3), 17.795; 8. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (10), 17.821; 9. B29, JJ Beaver, Knoxville, IA (2), 18.106; 10. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (7), 18.179; 11. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (13), 18.208; 12. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (9), 18.313; 13. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (1), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.6: 1. Mike Johnston (1); 2. Brandon Worthington (4); 3. Matthew Stelzer (3); 4. JJ Beaver (2); 5. Scotty Johnson (6); 6. Jeff Wilke (5) DNS – Ryan Navritil

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.6: 1. Kade Higday (1); 2. Mike Mayberry (6); 3. Eric Bridger (3); 4. Josh Jones (2); 5. Tyler Groenendyk (5); 6. Matt Allen (4)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Mike Mayberry (4); 2. Tyler Groenendyk (1); 3. Matthew Stelzer (5); 4. Scotty Johnson (2); 5. Mike Johnston (8); 6. Brandon Worthington (3); 7. Eric Bridger (7); 8. Matt Allen (10); 9. Kade Higday (9); 10. Jeff Wilke (6); 11. Josh Jones (12); 12. JJ Beaver (11) DNS – Ryan Navritil. Lap Leaders: Groenendyk 1-3, Mayberry 4-15. Hard-charger: Mayberry.

 

 

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2022 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Through 5/22/22

1. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 215
2. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 195 (1)
3. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 178
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 160 (2)
5. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 92
6. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 84
7. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 80
8. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 70
9. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 68 (1)
10. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 67
11. Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 57
12. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 54 (1)
(tie) Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 54 (1)
14. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust., 50
15. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 46
16. Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 40
(tie) Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 40
(tie) JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA, 40
19. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 39
20. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 38
21. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 36
(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 36
23. Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK, 35
24. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 34
25. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD, 32
26. Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK, 26
27. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 24
(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 24
29. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 16
30. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 14
(tie) Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 14
32. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 12
(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 12
34. Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN, 8
(tie) Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 8
(tie) Brant O'Banion, Norfolk, NE, 8
(tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 8
38. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 6
(tie) Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 6
40. Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA, 2
(tie) Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE, 2

 

 

Aaron Reutzel Races to Victory at Knoxville!

Sam Hafertepe Jr. Strikes in 360’s; Eric Bridger Wins in Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 21, 2022) – Aaron Reutzel followed up 360 wins at Knoxville (a week ago) and Jackson, Minnesota (Friday night) with his third career 410 feature win at Knoxville Raceway on Jersey Freeze/Dennison Racing Tees Night Saturday. The $5,000 prize was a nice consolation for the Clute, Texas driver who would have reaped a $3,000 bonus in Midwest Power Series 360 action had he won that feature aboard the Ridge and Sons Racing #8. Sam Hafertepe Jr. won for the second time in his career in the 360 class, giving Texas another victor. In the Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance class, Eric Bridger won for the first time this year, and the twelfth time in his career.

Reutzel paced the 20-lap 410 feature early over Brian Brown, Gio Scelzi, Justin Henderson and Lynton Jeffrey. Scelzi performed a 360 spin, bringing caution just three laps in. He blended in to seventh and restarted there. On the restart, Austin McCarl rode the cushion from sixth to fourth.

Jeffrey surrendered his good run when his left rear went flat and he spun in turn three on lap four. The restart saw Reutzel, Brown, Henderson, Austin McCarl and Scelzi going back to green. Carson McCarl came to a stop with issues on the front end of his car. The caution negated an Austin McCarl pass of Henderson for the third spot.

When green again, Brown was all over the leader in a good battle, until Reutzel hit lapped traffic on lap 11. Austin McCarl worked his way by Henderson with six to go, and in traffic, he, Brown and Henderson went three-wide in exciting fashion for the second spot.

With three to go, Austin McCarl got by Brown for good, but was caught behind a lapper in his pursuit of Reutzel. Reutzel’s win came ahead of Austin McCarl, Brown, Henderson and Ayrton Gennetten. Sawyer Phillips, JJ Hickle, Davey Heskin, Don Droud Jr. and hard-charger Sam Hafertepe Jr. rounded out the top ten. Scelzi set quick time, while Heskin, Brown and Chris Martin were heat winners. Josh Higday claimed the B. Joe Simbro got upside down after contact with another car in the B. He was uninjured.

“I thought I was having a lot of problems (in traffic),” said Reutzel in Victory Lane. “I definitely didn’t get through them clean. There were a couple who raced me back. Our car was really good, until I slowed down, and then it got a little tight. I wanted to go green to checker. The car was really good. It’s great to win the 410 one, that’s the one you always want to win, but we really wanted that 360 bonus. It just didn’t work out for us tonight. We’ve been running really well lately, it’s nice to be able to get a win.”

Sam Hafertepe Jr. shot out from his starting spot outside row one to lead early in the 18-lap 360 main event ahead of Justin Henderson, Clint Garner, Terry McCarl and Wayne Johnson. By lap two, Aaron Reutzel was into the top five.

Hafertepe shot into lapped traffic on lap five in the Hills Racing #15H, with Henderson in pursuit. Henderson was within a car length on lap nine, when the leader mastered a split of two lapped cars heading into turn one, putting some distance between himself and his pursuers, eking out a larger margin.

A 360 spin by Jamie Ball negated Hafertepe’s lead, with Henderson, Garner, McCarl and Reutzel in pursuit. Reutzel and McCarl traded fourth, before Reutzel grabbed it on lap 15. Up front, Hafertepe was back in traffic.

The second running Henderson tangled with the lapped car of Tyler Lee, and got upside down on the front stretch, ending his stellar run. He was uninjured. Hafertepe cruised to the checkers to cash in $3,000, ahead of Garner, McCarl, who regained third, Reutzel and Wayne Johnson. Garet Williamson, Kaleb Johnson, Brooke Tatnell, Ball and hard-charger Joe Beaver completed the top ten. McCarl set quick time, while Hafertepe, Tatnell and Riley Goodno won heats. Beaver won the B main.

“We just had to hit traffic right,” said Hafertepe of his run. “It was kind of plugged up, so I started moving around. I moved around for two laps and (Henderson) didn’t show a nose. I knew we were pretty good, and I kind of found the middle through one and two. I probably could have run that too, but the car was really good. It’s probably the only time we’ll get to run the 360 (before the August 360 Nationals). I feel like we have a really good shot come August.”

Winterset, Iowa’s Eric Bridger won the 15-lap Pro Sprints feature, leading wire to wire. Tyler Groenendyk started sixth and worked his way into the second spot by lap five. Brandon Worthington followed him on the low side to gain third by lap eight.

Bridger would have to wait an extra lap, when Ryan Navritil tipped over on the white flag lap. He was uninjured, and restarted at the tail. At the time, Groenendyk was closing trying to make a move on the leader.

Bridger coasted after the restart and the Winterset, Iowa driver took the checkers ahead of Groenendyk, Worthington, Mike Mayberry and hard-charger Matt Allen. Jeff Wilke, Kade Higday, Matthew Stelzer, Scotty Johnson and Chase Young rounded out the top ten. Mayberry set quick time, and Allen and Young won heats.

“I saw (Groenendyk) coming at me pretty fast,” said Bridger in Victory Lane. “I lapped traffic, I didn’t know if I was going to beat him. I caught my breath (during the red flag) and kept my cool. I concentrated on making two perfect laps. I watched the video board in three and four and saw he was close.”

Join us next Saturday, May 28, for Vermeer Night at Knoxville! All three sprint car divisions will be back in action! For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (23), 15.152; 2. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (6), 15.265; 3. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (11), 15.293; 4. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (14), 15.317; 5. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (17), 15.330; 6. 1M, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (2), 15.366; 7. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (7), 15.371; 8. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (1), 15.377; 9. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (25), 15.434; 10. 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (24), 15.437; 11. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (8), 15.456; 12. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (9), 15.478; 13. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (13), 15.494; 14. 55T, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (12), 15.536; 15. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15), 15.542; 16. 2KS, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (21), 15.585; 17. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (27), 15.637; 18. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (4), 15.665; 19. 14T, Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND (10), 15.681; 20. 14, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (31), 15.682; 21. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (3), 15.693; 22. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (18), 15.755; 23. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (20), 15.862; 24. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (19), 15.909; 25. 5T, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (22), 15.917; 26. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (26), 15.974; 27. 11M, Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND (5), 16.058; 28. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (28), 16.095; 29. 76, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (30), 16.245; 30. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (29), 16.484; 31. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (16), 16.800

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.9: 1. Davey Heskin (2); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 3. Gio Scelzi (6); 4. Ryan Giles (1); 5. Ayrton Gennetten (4); 6. JJ Hickle (5); 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (8); 8. Dustin Selvage (10); 9. Tim Estenson (7); 10. Joe Simbro (11); 11. Presley Truedson (9)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.2: 1. Brian Brown (5); 2. Tasker Phillips (1); 3. Justin Henderson (6); 4. McKenna Haase (2); 5. Carson McCarl (4); 6. AJ Moeller (3); 7. Riley Goodno (8); 8. Zach Hampton (9); 9. Nathan Mills (10); 10. Josh Higday (7)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Chris Martin (1); 2. Sawyer Phillips (2); 3. Aaron Reutzel (6); 4. Austin McCarl (4); 5. Matt Juhl (3); 6. Don Droud Jr. (5); 7. Tyler Drueke (7); 8. Bobby Mincer (8); 9. Brendan Mullen (9); 10. Ben Brown (10)

B main (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Josh Higday (2); 2. Dustin Selvage (8); 3. Riley Goodno (3); 4. Zach Hampton (6) / 5. Bobby Mincer (4); 6. Tim Estenson (1); 7. Presley Truedson (5); 8. Nathan Mills (9); 9. Brendan Mullen (7); 10. Ben Brown (10); 11. Joe Simbro (11)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Aaron Reutzel (1); 2. Austin McCarl (10); 3. Brian Brown (2); 4. Justin Henderson (3); 5. Ayrton Gennetten (7); 6. Sawyer Phillips (12); 7. JJ Hickle (5); 8. Davey Heskin (8); 9. Don Droud Jr. (9); 10. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (24); 11. Chris Martin (13); 12. Dustin Selvage (20); 13. Matt Juhl (15); 14. Riley Goodno (23); 15. Tyler Drueke (19); 16. Zach Hampton (22); 17. Carson McCarl (11); 18. AJ Moeller (17); 19. McKenna Haase (16); 20. Ryan Giles (18); 21. Gio Scelzi (4); 22. Tasker Phillips (14); 23. Josh Higday (21); 24. Lynton Jeffrey (6). Lap Leader: Reutzel 1-20. Hard-charger: Hafertepe.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (17), 16.274; 2. 83H, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (7), 16.274; 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (12), 16.313; 4. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (24), 16.316; 5. 24W, Garet Williamson, Kingdom City, MO (5), 16.369; 6. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (13), 16.385; 7. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (23), 16.386; 8. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (25), 16.413; 9. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (1), 16.422; 10. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (20), 16.433; 11. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (26), 16.436; 12. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (21), 16.547; 13. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (6), 16.559; 14. 11M, Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND (16), 16.560; 15. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.561; 16. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (22), 16.563; 17. 14, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (14), 16.572; 18. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (11), 16.577; 19. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (9), 16.593; 20. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (28), 16.620; 21. 7C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (15), 16.714; 22. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (4), 16.746; 23. 21, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO (19), 16.877; 24. 83, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (27), 16.899; 25. 7, Tyler Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA (10), 17.053; 26. 5, Javen Osterman, Courtland, MN (2), 17.252; 27. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (18), 17.338; 28. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (3), 17.712

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:55.5: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4); 2. Terry McCarl (6); 3. Cam Martin (1); 4. Alex Vande Voort (2); 5. Aaron Reutzel (5); 6. Tony Rost (8); 7. Chase Randall (7); 8. Ryan Leavitt (3); 9. Tyler Lee (9); 10. John Anderson (10)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:56.8: 1. Brooke Tatnell (1); 2. Wayne Johnson (4); 3. Jamie Ball (3); 4. Justin Henderson (6); 5. Brendan Mullen (2); 6. Garet Williamson (5); 7. Gunner Ramey (8); 8. Joe Beaver (7); 9. Javen Osterman (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.5: 1. Riley Goodno (2); 2. Kaleb Johnson (3); 3. Nathan Mills (4); 4. Clint Garner (6); 5. Collin Moyle (1); 6. Devin Kline (7); 7. Calvin Landis (5); 8. Alan Zoutte (9); 9. Austin Miller (8)

B main (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Joe Beaver (1); 2. Tony Rost (2); 3. Gunner Ramey (3); 4. Tyler Lee (5) / 5. Austin Miller (4); 6. Javen Osterman (6); 7. John Anderson (8); 8. Alan Zoutte (7)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 2. Clint Garner (1); 3. Terry McCarl (4); 4. Aaron Reutzel (6); 5. Wayne Johnson (5); 6. Garet Williamson (8); 7. Kaleb Johnson (9); 8. Brooke Tatnell (13); 9. Jamie Ball (10); 10. Joe Beaver (21); 11. Chase Randall (20); 12. Devin Kline (19); 13. Calvin Landis (12); 14. Ryan Leavitt (17); 15. Riley Goodno (11); 16. Brendan Mullen (16); 17. Cam Martin (15); 18. Tony Rost (22); 19. Gunner Ramey (23); 20. Nathan Mills (7); 21. Alex Vande Voort (14); 22. Collin Moyle (18); 23. Justin Henderson (3); 24. Tyler Lee (24). Lap Leader: Hafertepe 1-18. Hard-charger: Beaver.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (1), 17.215; 2. 44, Scotty Johnson, Dallas, IA (11), 17.233; 3. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (12), 17.418; 4. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (5), 17.419; 5. 17X, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (9), 17.438; 6. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (13), 17.446; 7. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (4), 17.469; 8. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (8), 17.555; 9. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (7), 17.606; 10. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (10), 17.62; 11. 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA (6), 17.772; 12. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (3), 18.022; 13. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (2), 18.194

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:45.8: 1. Matt Allen (1); 2. Kade Higday (2); 3. Brandon Worthington (3); 4. Tyler Groenendyk (4); 5. Mike Mayberry (6); 6. Jeff Wilke (5); 7. Josh Jones (7)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:46.8: 1. Chase Young (2); 2. Matthew Stelzer (3); 3. Mike Johnston (1); 4. Eric Bridger (4); 5. Scotty Johnson (6); 6. Ryan Navratil (5)

A main (started), 16 Laps, NT: 1. Eric Bridger (1); 2. Tyler Groenendyk (6); 3. Brandon Worthington (4); 4. Mike Mayberry (8); 5. Matt Allen (10); 6. Jeff Wilke (2); 7. Kade Higday (9); 8. Matthew Stelzer (5); 9. Scotty Johnson (7); 10. Chase Young (3); 11. Mike Johnston (12); 12. Josh Jones (13); 13. Ryan Navratil (11). Lap Leader: Bridger 1-15. Hard-charger: Allen.

 

 

Aaron Reutzel Leads Knoxville/Huset’s OpenWheel101.com Points; Brown, Jeffrey Win; Donate to Point Fund Today!

(Bill W) May 17, 2022, Monroe, IA – Aaron Reutzel currently leads the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com point standings heading into this weekend. Brian Brown was victorious at Knoxville last Saturday, with Lynton Jeffrey breaking through with a win at Huset’s Speedway on Sunday.

Brown also picked up his second $100 bill from OpenWheel101.com at Knoxville Saturday for setting quick time over the 34-car field.

We’re up to $2,000 in the point fund, let’s keep it going all year long! Contact Bill Wright today to donate. Keep up to date with current points and schedule at www.OpenWheel101.com!

$100 OpenWheel101.com Quick Time Winners

4/23 – Justin Henderson (Knoxville)

4/30 – AJ Moeller (Knoxville)

5/7 – Brian Brown (Knoxville)

5/14 – Brian Brown (Knoxville)

Change in Focus

The Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com is shifting its focus a bit this season to the weekly racers at the Knoxville Raceway and Huset’s Speedway. In the past, 70-80 races have been traditionally scored in a nine-state region. In 2022, the series point races will be 410 sprint car events at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa, Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota and Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota.

In addition, OpenWheel101.com will be awarding $100 to the 410 quick qualifier at each weekly racing event (excluding special shows) at Knoxville.

“OpenWheel101.com is all about giving back to the racer,” says Bill Wright of OpenWheel101.com. “With the travel, tire costs and just the plain cost of running up and down the road, this supplementary point fund could be big for the local drivers. We also like to recognize those that give to the point fund with free advertising on the site. Of course, OpenWheel101.com is a great way to check out past race results, stories and video highlights from the World of Outlaws, USAC, All Stars, the ASCS and more. So, if you want to give to our traveling racers, and get some advertising out of it, this is the best way to do it!”

Sponsors are being sought to grow the point fund for the series sixth season! Whether you are a fan like all of us, or a business that would like advertising through the series and OpenWheel101.com, join us!

Thousands of fans visit OpenWheel101.com each week to get the latest results, stories, video highlights, interviews and more. You can also search there for old results and stories. It’s a great place to advertise, and know that your contributions go straight to the drivers! E-mail Bill Wright at sprntcar@hotmail.com to set up your deal! Any amount is welcome!

Up Next…

Sat, May 21 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

2022 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Through 5/15/22

1. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 145
2. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 135 (1)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 125 (2)
4. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 123
5. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 68
(tie) Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 68
7. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 55
8. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 54 (1)
(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 54
(tie) Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 54 (1)
11. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust., 50
12. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 47
13. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 46
14. Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 43
15. Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 40
16. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 39
17. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 34
18. Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 26
(tie) Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK, 26
20. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 24
21. JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA, 22
22. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 20
(tie) Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD, 20
24. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 18
25. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 16
26. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 14
(tie) Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 14
28. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 12
29. Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN, 8
(tie) Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 8
31. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 6
(tie) Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 6
(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 6
(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 6
(tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 6
(tie) Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 6
37. Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 4
38. Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Winners

1, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA

$100 OpenWheel101.com Quick Time Winners

4/23 – Justin Henderson (Knoxville)
4/30 – AJ Moeller (Knoxville)
5/7 - Brian Brown (Knoxville)
5/14 - Brian Brown (Knoxville)

2022 Tentative Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com (tentative)

Sat, April 16 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Mother Nature)
Sat, April 23 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Postponed to 6/4)
Sat, April 30 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 7 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA)
Sun, May 8 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Sat, May 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sun, May 15 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA)
Sat, May 21 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, May 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sat, May 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, May 29 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA
Mon, May 30 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA
Sat, June 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, June 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO
Fri, June 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO
Sat, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO
Sun, June 12 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Fri, June 17 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA
Sat, June 18 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA
Sun, June 19 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA
Thu, June 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO
Fri, June 24 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO
Sat, June 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO
Sat, July 2 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sat, July 9 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sat, July 16 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, July 17 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sat, July 23 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, July 24 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sat, July 30 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) All Stars
Sun, July 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sun, August 7 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Capitani Classic
Mon, August 8 - Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, August 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Thu, August 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Fri, August 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Sat, August 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Thu, August 18 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals
Fri, August 19 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals
Sat, August 20 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals
Sat, August 27 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, August 28 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sat, September 3 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl
Sun, September 4 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl

2021 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 1279 (2)

2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 1061 (7)

3. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 1036 (7)

4. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 829 (5)

5. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 803 (6)

6. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 800 (5)

7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 608 (1)

8. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 572

9. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 571

10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 563 (1)

2020 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 766

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 667 (9)
3. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 587 (3)
5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)

6. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 440
7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419
8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 413

9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 402

10. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 385 (1)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2)

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2)
5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1)
7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1)
8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3)
9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5)

10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7)
3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565

5. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1)

6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)

(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398

8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2)
9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

2017 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)

2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)

3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6)

4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)

5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2)

6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)

7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2)

8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3)

9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)

10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

 

 

Brian Brown Wins Slugfest with Aaron Reutzel at Knoxville!

Clint Garner Wins Another Thriller in 360’s, Reutzel Dominates Make-up Feature; Scotty Johnson Wins His Second in a Row in Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 14, 2022) – It was an electric evening on Hy-Vee Night at Knoxville Raceway Saturday! Brian Brown and Aaron Reutzel went toe to toe in the 410 feature, with Lynton Jeffrey also in contention. Brown won his 58th career feature here in the end, earning $5,000 aboard the Brian Brown Racing #21. Clint Garner, Terry McCarl and Aaron Reutzel duked it out in the 360 feature, with Garner taking a win for the second week in a row. Reutzel rode roughshod over the make-up 360 feature field from April 23. Garner and Reutzel’s wins were worth $2,000 apiece. Scotty Johnson kept his roll going in the Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance, taking a win back to Melcher-Dallas for the second week in a row.

Reutzel led from the pole of the 410 main event early ahead of Jeffrey, Austin McCarl, Brown and Justin Henderson. Brown found the bottom to his liking, and took Henderson with him by McCarl for third on lap two. Henderson and McCarl would trade fourth on two occasions.

Up front, Reutzel encountered lapped traffic on the seventh circuit. Jeffrey found a groove in the middle of turn two and took the lead on lap nine. Sawyer Phillips was running seventh when he came to a stop along the turn two wall with eight laps to go in the 20-lap event.

The restart saw Jeffrey leading Reutzel, Brown, Henderson and McCarl back to green. Brown put a slider on Reutzel after the restart to take second. The pair made some contact, but kept rolling. On the next lap, Ryan Giles contacted something and spun down the front stretch.

Reutzel and Brown disposed of Jeffrey on that restart with Reutzel sliding in front to lead a lap. Contact was again made between the pair, but Brown would battle back and take the lead on lap 15. Jeffrey recovered to pass Reutzel for second on the white flag lap, but Henderson would come to a stop, surrendering his fourth place run.

The caution added an extra 21st lap to the feature with the green, white, checker finish. Appropriately, Brown would take advantage in the #21. Jeffrey would lose power on the restart, and the Grain Valley, Missouri driver took off to the checkers. Reutzel would take second, ahead of Austin McCarl, Davey Heskin and Carson McCarl. Tasker Phillips, hard-charger Don Droud Jr., Matt Juhl, Riley Goodno and JJ Hickle rounded out the top ten. Brown set quick time over the 34-car field, while Goodno, Sawyer Phillips, Zach Hampton and Dustin Selvage won heats. Chris Martin claimed the B.

“I didn’t feel like we were really great that whole feature,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “I got working with my wing. We had a motto this week, ‘Whatever it takes.’ Lynton and Aaron did a phenomenal job. I had to slide them there and just try to block the line. They’re probably upset with me, but we’re here to win. It’s an honor to drive this car.”

The 360 feature followed up on the one a week ago. Another barnburner was in store, but before a lap could be completed in the 18-lapper, Christopher Thram got sideways, collecting Riley Goodno, who got upside down. He was ok, and returned for the 410 feature and the make-up 360 event.

Once underway, Davey Heskin led Reutzel, Terry McCarl, Kaley Johnson and Clint Garner early. Reutzel took the point from Heskin on lap two in good racing, but Heskin clipped the backstretch wall soon after, and flipped. He walked away.

Reutzel now led McCarl, Johnson, Garner and Jamie Ball back to green. McCarl shot to the lead on the restart, while Garner moved into the top three. The leaders entered lapped traffic by lap seven, and Garner tracked down Reutzel to take over the runner up spot in lapped traffic. When McCarl went to the cushion on lap 11, Garner stuck the bottom of turn four to become the fourth different leader in the race.

Reutzel would find his way by McCarl for second with two to go, but McCarl would recover on the very last lap. Meanwhile, Garner notched his 45th career 360 win here. McCarl and Reutzel trailed, ahead of Ball and Goodno. Calvin Landis, Brady Forbrook, Chase Randall, Ryan Leavitt and Joe Beaver completed the top ten. Forbrook set quick time, while Kaleb Johnson, Garner and Tony Rost won heats.

“I was concerned that my pass (of McCarl) was too early,” said Garner. “Doug Wolfgang called me last week, and said I had it figured out. If you win on the last lap, they can’t come back and get you. Terry’s great and he’s going to be real tough to beat all year. Reutzel was on the front row, and I thought for sure it was his race to be had. The car is amazing. The traffic definitely plays a part here. The Dunkin’s do such a great job with this track.”

The make-up feature went non-stop, with Kaleb Johnson jetting ahead of McCarl, Reutzel, Garner and Beaver early. Young Chase Randall was also good in this one, securing himself in the top five by the second lap. While Johnson set a steady pace, Reutzel seemed to have another gear, blowing around McCarl on the high side for second on lap five, and doing the same to Johnson on lap six.

The Clute, Texas driver now residing in Knoxville, took off from there in the Ridge & Sons Racing #8. Behind the leader, Randall tried a slider on Garner for fourth that saw contact, but fortunately, saw both continue on. Garner would pass McCarl with eight to go for third, and Randall would follow hi a lap later.

On lap 13, Garner would gain second from Johnson, but was still 8.3 seconds behind the leader. Randall would move into third with four to go, pass Garner with two to go, but the veteran would pass hi back on the final lap.

Reutzel ended 11.7 seconds ahead of Garner, Randall, McCarl and Johnson. Thram, Landis, hard-charger Ball, Goodno and Leavitt rounded out the top ten.

“This feels good,” said Reutzel of his first 360 win here, following 57 laps of feature racing. “I felt like we were a little behind the eight-ball with the cars. We had a good shot to win all three of them, and were a little behind all night. The track was really good for the 410 A main, and really, really good for the second 360 main. This was a technical track, and hard to run the top. It was treacherous. I about fenced her a couple of times. I just had a blast all night. I love racing here. I’m having more fun this year than I’ve ever had. To stay at home is a lot of fun, and I’m glad to finally get a win for them here.”

Scotty Johnson shot out early in the 15-lap Pro Sprints feature, ahead of Tyler Groenendyk, Mike Mayberry, Ryan Navritil and Eric Bridger. Bridger would claim fourth by lap two, when a caution was thrown for a stopped Josh Jones on the inside of turn two.

While Johnson cruised on the low side out front, Mayberry shot by Groenendyk in a good battle for second. While the two duked it out, Johnson used the opportunity to build his lead. With five laps to go, Joel Thorpe and Navratil came together, sending Thorpe upside down. He was ok.

Johnson would keep his composure, with the battle for second behind him and notch his second win in a row here. Groenendyk recaptured second, ahead of Mayberry, Bridger and Brandon Worthington. Hard-charger Matt Allen, Kade Higday, Matthew Stelzer, Jeff Wilke and Navritil rounded out the top ten. Johnson set quick time, while Wilke and Stelzer were heat winners.

“I was just hoping I could nail that (restart with five to go),” said Johnson in Victory Lane. “I saw Groenendyk was on my butt. I knew he was going to get a good start too, and I knew I had to hit this corner. It feels so good. I’m glad we’ve had good races the last two weeks. Tyler’s an amazing guy.”

Join us next Saturday, May 21, for Jersey Freeze/Dennison Racing Tee’s Night at Knoxville! All three sprint car divisions will be back in action! The 360’s will be racing for $3,000 with the Midwest Power Series part of the show! The make-up feature for 410’s from April 23 is now set for June 4. For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (23), 16.152 ($100 from OpenWheel101.com); 2. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 16.168; 3. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (10), 16.279; 4. 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (27), 16.314; 5. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (19), 16.318; 6. 14, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (5), 16.365; 7. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 16.384; 8. 2KS, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (2), 16.423; 9. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (1), 16.433; 10. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15), 16.475; 11. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (31), 16.513; 12. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (33), 16.529; 13. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (11), 16.543; 14. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (29), 16.571; 15. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (18), 16.577; 16. 1M, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (26), 16.623; 17. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (13), 16.644; 18. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (6), 16.701; 19. 55W, Mike Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (28), 16.802; 20. 11M, Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND (16), 16.879; 21. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (14), 16.893; 22. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (4), 16.928; 23. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (32), 16.933; 24. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (25), 16.964; 25. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (34), 16.968; 26. 14T, Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND (12), 17.005; 27. 5T, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (22), 17.142; 28. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (20), 17.163; 29. 76, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (30), 17.349; 30. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (21), 17.953; 31. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (17), 18.280; 32. 29, Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI (7), 19.077; 33. 9H, Landon Hansen, Newton, IA (3), NT; 34. 55T, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (24), NT

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.4: 1. Riley Goodno (2); 2. Brian Brown (6); 3. JJ Hickle (3); 4. Justin Henderson (5); 5. Josh Schneiderman (4); 6. Chris Martin (7); 7. Jordan Goldesberry (1); 8. Nathan Mills (8); 9. Landon Hansen (9)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.9: 1. Sawyer Phillips (4); 2. Davey Heskin (3); 3. Austin McCarl (6); 4. Josh Higday (5); 5. Tyler Drueke (2); 6. AJ Moeller (1); 7. Tim Estenson (7); 8. Joe Simbro (8) DNS – McKenna Haase

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.7: 1. Zach Hampton (1); 2. Carson McCarl (3); 3. Mike Wagner (2); 4. Aaron Reutzel (6); 5. Ayrton Gennetten (4); 6. Tasker Phillips (5); 7. Ben Brown (8); 8. Presley Truedson (7)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:21.8: 1. Dustin Selvage (1); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 3. Don Droud Jr. (3); 4. Matt Juhl (4); 5. Bobby Mincer (7); 6. Ryan Giles (5); 7. Brendan Mullen (2); 8. Hunter Custer (8)

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Chris Martin (5); 2. Jordan Goldesberry (3); 3. Tyler Drueke (1); 4. AJ Moeller (4) / 5. Bobby Mincer (8); 6. Nathan Mills (9); 7. Presley Truedson (7); 8. Brendan Mullen (2); 9. Tim Estenson (6); 10. Joe Simbro (10); 11. Hunter Custer (12); 12. Landon Hansen (13); 13. Ben Brown (11) DNS – McKenna Haase

A main, 21 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Aaron Reutzel (1); 3. Austin McCarl (3); 4. Davey Heskin (10); 5. Carson McCarl (13); 6. Tasker Phillips (8); 7. Don Droud Jr. (17); 8. Matt Juhl (15); 9. Riley Goodno (11); 10. JJ Hickle (14); 11. Josh Schneiderman (9); 12. Ayrton Gennetten (16); 13. Dustin Selvage (19); 14. Sawyer Phillips (6); 15. Josh Higday (7); 16. Chris Martin (21); 17. Zach Hampton (18); 18. Tyler Drueke (23); 19. Mike Wagner (20); 20. AJ Moeller (24); 21. Lynton Jeffrey (2); 22. Justin Henderson (5); 23. Ryan Giles (12); 24. Jordan Goldesberry (22). Lap Leaders: Reutzel 1-8, Jeffrey 9-13, Reutzel 14, Brown 15-21. Hard-charger: Droud.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 5, Brady Forbrook, Morgan, MN (16), 16.788; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (14), 16.957; 3. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (3), 16.965; 4. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (10), 16.988; 5. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (7), 17.039; 6. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanborn, MN (24), 17.131; 7. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (26), 17.183; 8. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (2), 17.184; 9. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (1), 17.259; 10. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (18), 17.316; 11. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (5), 17.348; 12. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.390; 13. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (20), 17.461; 14. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (15), 17.468; 15. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (21), 17.475; 16. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (25), 17.480; 17. 7C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (4), 17.553; 18. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (12), 17.580; 19. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (22), 17.588; 20. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (13), 17.701; 21. 83, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (9), 17.807; 22. 7, Tyler Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA (6), 18.174; 23. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (17), 18.389; 24. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (23), 18.756; 25. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (11), 18.990; 26. 717, Garrett Alexander, New Virginia, IA (19), NT

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Kaleb Johnson (5); 2. Ryan Leavitt (1); 3. Davey Heskin (4); 4. Brady Forbrook (6); 5. Cam Martin (3); 6. Ricky Montgomery (7); 7. Tyler Lee (8); 8. John Anderson (9); 9. Alex Vande Voort (2)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.4: 1. Clint Garner (6); 2. Devin Kline (1); 3. Jamie Ball (4); 4. Aaron Reutzel (5); 5. Chase Randall (2); 6. Nathan Mills (3); 7. Ben Woods (8); 8. Collin Moyle (7); 9. Garrett Alexander (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.6: 1. Tony Rost (1); 2. Riley Goodno (2); 3. Calvin Landis (3); 4. Terry McCarl (6); 5. Christopher Thram (5); 6. Joe Beaver (4); 7. Austin Miller (7); 8. Alan Zoutte (8)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (6); 2. Terry McCarl (3); 3. Aaron Reutzel (2); 4. Jamie Ball (7); 5. Kaleb Johnson (5); 6. Calvin Landis (9); 7. Brady Forbrook (4); 8. Chase Randall (17); 9. Ryan Leavitt (13); 10. Joe Beaver (12); 11. Devin Kline (15); 12. Christopher Thram (8); 13. Tony Rost (11); 14. Collin Moyle (20); 15. Nathan Mills (14); 16. Tyler Lee (24); 17. Ricky Montgomery (16); 18. Alex Vande Voort (23); 19. John Anderson (21); 20. Austin Miller (18); 21. Alan Zoutte (22); 22. Davey Heskin (1); 23. Ben Woods (19); 24. Riley Goodno (10) DNS – Cam Martin, Garrett Alexander. Lap Leaders: Heskin 1, Reutzel 2, T. McCarl 3-10, Garner 11-18. Hard-charger: Randall.

A main Make-up from 4/23/22, 18 Laps, 5:57.6: 1. Aaron Reutzel (5); 2. Clint Garner (2); 3. Chase Randall (11); 4. Terry McCarl (1); 5. Kaleb Johnson (3); 6. Christopher Thram (7); 7. Calvin Landis (4); 8. Jamie Ball (20); 9. Riley Goodno (8); 10. Ryan Leavitt (9); 11. Tony Rost (13); 12. Tyler Lee (17); 13. Alex Vande Voort (12); 14. Nathan Mills (14); 15. Collin Moyle (10); 16. John Anderson (18); 17. Austin Miller (19); 18. Alan Zoutte (16); 19. Ben Woods (15); 20. Joe Beaver (6) DNS – 21, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO, Devin Kline, Garrett Alexander, Cam Martin. Lap Leaders: K. Johnson 1-5, Reutzel 6-18. Hard-charger: Ball.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 44, Scotty Johnson, Dallas, IA (1), 17.774; 2. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (4), 17.930; 3. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (9), 18.063; 4. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (7), 18.074; 5. 17X, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (10), 18.132; 6. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (5), 18.150; 7. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (6), 18.188; 8. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (8), 18.296; 9. 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA (3), 18.338; 10. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (11), 18.417; 11. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (15), 18.463; 12. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (14), 18.568; 13. 3TJ, Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, IA (12), 18.773; 14. 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (13), 19.354; 15. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (2), NT

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.7: 1. Jeff Wilke (1); 2. Mike Mayberry (3); 3. Tyler Groenendyk (4); 4. Matt Allen (2); 5. Kade Higday (5); 6. Scotty Johnson (6); 7. Joel Thorpe (7); 8. Josh Jones (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.2: 1. Matthew Stelzer (1); 2. Brandon Worthington (2); 3. Ryan Navratil (4); 4. Eric Bridger (6); 5. Mike Johnston (3); 6. Chase Young (5) DNS – Tyler Barrick

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Scotty Johnson (2); 2. Tyler Groenendyk (3); 3. Mike Mayberry (1); 4. Eric Bridger (4); 5. Brandon Worthington (9); 6. Matt Allen (11); 7. Kade Higday (5); 8. Matthew Stelzer (10); 9. Jeff Wilke (7); 10. Ryan Navratil (6); 11. Mike Johnston (12); 12. Chase Young (8); 13. Joel Thorpe (13); 14. Josh Jones (14) DNS – Tyler Barrick. Lap Leader: S. Johnson 1-15. Hard-charger: Allen.

 

 

Carson Macedo Bests 43-Car Knoxville Field!

Clint Garner Wins Thriller in 360’s; Mike Mayberry/Scotty Johnson Conquer Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 7, 2022) – A beautiful night at Knoxville Raceway saw a great crowd and great racing. Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo emerged victorious amongst a stout field of 43 410 sprint cars. The win was Macedo’s third, was worth $5,000 and came aboard the Jason Johnson Racing #41. Sioux Falls, South Dakota’s Clint Garner passed Terry McCarl late in traffic to take his 44th career 360 win. Mike Mayberry claimed his third career Pace Performance Pro Sprints win, while Scotty Johnson claimed his first ever win at Knoxville in the Pros make-up feature (from April 23).

Sam Hafertepe Jr. shot out from his pole position to lead early in the non-stop 20-lap 410 main event ahead of Tasker Phillips, Justin Henderson, Carson Macedo and Aaron Reutzel. Henderson was a master of the low side early, grabbing second from Phillips. Reutzel used the same line to pass Macedo for fourth, and then Phillips for third on lap three.

Macedo recovered to gain fourth from Phillips on lap four. Up front Henderson stuck the low side of turn one on lap six to take the point. On lap seven, Macedo wended his way past both Reutzel and Hafertepe to move into the second spot low in turn three.

Reutzel got past Hafertepe for third on lap nine, while the leaders got into lapped traffic just past the halfway point. For the second week in a row, Austin McCarl was on a charge, moving from row nine to sixth at one point.

Henderson cruised up front, but Macedo was slowly reeling him in. His winning pass came on the low side of turn one as he shot between Henderson and the berm. He never looked back to claim his third career win here.

Hafertepe recovered to finish second, ahead of Henderson, Reutzel and Kerry Madsen. Brian Brown, Austin McCarl, Gio Scelzi, Cory Eliason and Tasker Phillips rounded out the top ten. Tyler Courtney and Brown (quickest overall) set quick time over their respective groups. Reutzel, Tasker Phillips, Carson McCarl and Hafertepe won heats. Parker Price-Miller claimed the B main.

“It was just really technical there,” Macedo said of the track. “You had to be really patient when you were on the bottom, and really aggressive on the top. It was getting pretty thin and “ledgy.” Hats off to my team, it was a last-minute decision to come here. I’m really happy that we did. Any time you can get laps here at Knoxville is a plus. I got a decent start. I jumped into fourth, and I ended up in the middle one time. I remember Jason Meyers telling me never to be in the middle…be on the top or the bottom. Knoxville is just a really tricky racetrack. It’s all about track position, being in the right spots and connecting that grip at all times.”

Last week’s 360 winner, Terry McCarl, jumped out to a strong advantage early in the 18-lap feature ahead of Brady Forbrook, Joe Beaver, Jamie Ball and Garet Williamson. Beaver grabbed second early, but Clint Garner was on the move, shooting from sixth to third, after starting eighth.

On the day of the Kentucky Derby, this one was a two horse race by lap three, with Garner chasing McCarl. Kaleb Johnson climbed to third before spinning in turn two six laps in. The restart saw McCarl leading Garner, Williamson, Dylan Westbrook and Ball.

A lap later, Christian Bowman took a hard ride in turn one, destroying his sprinter. He was taken in for observation. On the restart, Garner narrowly missed contact with McCarl in turn one, while Ball jetted from fifth to third. On lap nine, Westbrook was running sixth when he slammed into the turn two wall, breaking his front end.

It would prove to be the last caution. McCarl shot out again and reached lapped traffic with two to go. On the white flag lap, a hesitation behind a lapper was all Garner needed to ride the high side around and take the advantage.

Garner would pull away to the checkers ahead of McCarl, Ball, Davey Heskin and hard-charger Chase Randall (from 18th). Beaver, Riley Goodno, Williamson, Ryan Roberts and Calvin Landis completed the top ten. Forbrook set quick time over the 30-car field, while Goodno, Johnson and Garner won heats. Ryan Leavitt took the B.

“It was a tough decision,” said Garner of his winning pass. “I’m here to win a championship. I can run second every night and win a championship. My whole crew was telling me to go for it. The cushion in one and two was scary. I got my tires up to temperature, and I want to win so bad. To beat Terry is very difficult to do. We couldn’t be prouder to beat him. He’s definitely made us step up our game, and he’s got all of our attention. It was a hard-earned battle.”

Mike Johnston led the first of two 15-lap Pro Sprints early over Brandon Worthington, Mike Mayberry, Tyler Groenendyk and Scotty Johnson. Worthington was good on the low groove, and claimed the lead on lap two before a Tyler Barrick spin brought caution.

After the restart, Mayberry rode high around Johnston into second on lap five and continued his momentum past Worthington to take the point on lap six. By lap nine, he was in lapped traffic. With four to go, Kade Higday stopped to set up a final dash.

Mayberry held his ground to win his third here ahead of Worthington, Johnston, Groenendyk and Matthew Stelzer. Johnson, Chase Young, Matt Allen, Jeff Wilke and Eric Bridger rounded out the top ten. Mayberry set quick time, and Johnston and Stelzer won heats.

“I was getting nervous,” said Mayberry of the late restart. “I tried to knock the front stretch wall down once there. It felt good from there, and as the race went on, the car felt better. We got it done.”

In the Pros make-up feature from April 23, Johnson showed the way from outside row one, ahead of Groenendyk, Wilke, Bridger and Worthington. Bridger and Wilke traded the third position on a pair of occasions, with Wilke holding the spot.

Up front, Johnson could not be headed. Groenendyk reeled him in twice, but could not mount a serious threat in the end. Wilke was third, ahead of Bridger and Matt Allen. Worthington, Mayberry, Young, Ryan Navritil and Johnston completed the top ten.

“I was hoping I could sit on the bottom, because last week we were falling back and couldn’t get our tight setup going,” said a jubilant Johnson in Victory Lane. “We made some huge adjustments for this week and it seemed to work out. I was thinking, ‘God, please don’t let me mess up!’ It feels so good! I went through some struggles back in 2019 (burns), and I went through a lot to get to this point. It wouldn’t be possible without these guys!”

Join us next Saturday, May 14, for Hy-Vee Night at Knoxville! All three sprint car divisions will be back in action, with 360’s making up their feature from April 23. For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trial Group A (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (8), 15.777; 2. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (17), 15.824; 3. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (16), 15.853; 4. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (7), 15.903; 5. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (2), 15.955; 6. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11), 15.978; 7. 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (10), 15.984; 8. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (15), 16.000; 9. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (19), 16.018; 10. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (14), 16.025; 11. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (20), 16.031; 12. 2KS, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (6), 16.037; 13. 11, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (3), 16.085; 14. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (22), 16.123; 15. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (5), 16.180; 16. 14, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (9), 16.181; 17. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (21), 16.390; 18. 19, Chris Windom, Canton, IL (4), 16.459; 19. 76, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (13), 16.551; 20. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (12), 16.642; 21. 19AZ, Tanner Thorson, Minden, NV (1), 16.650; 22. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (18), 17.802

Time Trial Group B (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (12), 15.764; 2. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (14), 15.915; 3. 41, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (7), 15.921; 4. 83JR, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (1), 15.988; 5. 26, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (3), 16.054; 6. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (13), 16.071; 7. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (19), 16.198; 8. 47BC, Emerson Axsom, Franklin, IN (5), 16.205; 9. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 16.207; 10. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (11), 16.285; 11. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (20), 16.355; 12. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.418; 13. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (18), 16.475; 14. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (6), 16.554; 15. 9K, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (10), 16.581; 16. 14T, Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND (9), 16.664; 17. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (21), 16.746; 18. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (16), 16.867; 19. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (17), 18.071; 20. 9H, Landon Hansen, Newton, IA (15), 19.763; 21. 6, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (4), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Aaron Reutzel (4); 2. Tyler Courtney (6); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 4. Gio Scelzi (5); 5. Mark Dobmeier (2); 6. Parker Price-Miller (7); 7. Bill Balog (9); 8. Tanner Thorson (11); 9. Josh Schneiderman (8); 10. Nathan Mills (10); 11. JJ Hickle (1)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.0: 1. Tasker Phillips (4); 2. Ayrton Gennetten (2); 3. Ryan Giles (1); 4. Sawyer Phillips (5); 5. Josh Higday (8); 6. Davey Heskin (6); 7. Rico Abreu (7); 8. AJ Moeller (3); 9. Bobby Mincer (10); 10. Chris Windom (9); 11. Joe Simbro (11)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.4: 1. Carson McCarl (2); 2. Carson Macedo (5); 3. Cory Eliason (4); 4. Matt Juhl (1); 5. Austin McCarl (3); 6. Brian Brown (6); 7. Kevin Thomas Jr. (8); 8. Chris Martin (7); 9. Dustin Selvage (9); 10. Ben Brown (10) DNS – Brandon Wimmer

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.5: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4); 2. Hunter Schuerenberg (2); 3. Justin Henderson (6); 4. Kerry Madsen (5); 5. Emerson Axsom (3); 6. Riley Goodno (1); 7. Tim Estenson (8); 8. Tyler Drueke (7); 9. Zach Hampton (9); 10. Landon Hansen (10)

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Parker Price-Miller (5); 2. Matt Juhl (2); 3. Rico Abreu (7); 4. Riley Goodno (4) / 5. JJ Hickle (3); 6. Bill Balog (11); 7. Chris Martin (6); 8. AJ Moeller (1); 9. Dustin Selvage (14); 10. Josh Schneiderman (9); 11. Chris Windom (13); 12. Tanner Thorson (19); 13. Bobby Mincer (17); 14. Tim Estenson (12); 15. Nathan Mills (15); 16. Ben Brown (18); 17. Kevin Thomas Jr. (10); 18. Zach Hampton (16); 19. Tyler Drueke (8); 20. Joe Simbro (21); 21. Landon Hansen (20) DNS – Josh Higday, Brandon Wimmer

A main (started), 20 Laps, 6:13.9: 1. Carson Macedo (5); 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1); 3. Justin Henderson (3); 4. Aaron Reutzel (4); 5. Kerry Madsen (10); 6. Brian Brown (8); 7. Austin McCarl (16); 8. Gio Scelzi (7); 9. Cory Eliason (6); 10. Tasker Phillips (2); 11. Hunter Schuerenberg (14); 12. Ayrton Gennetten (15); 13. Davey Heskin (11); 14. Rico Abreu (23); 15. Parker Price-Miller (21); 16. Lynton Jeffrey (13); 17. Sawyer Phillips (9); 18. Carson McCarl (12); 19. Matt Juhl (20); 20. Mark Dobmeier (17); 21. Riley Goodno (22); 22. Ryan Giles (19); 23. Emerson Axsom (18) DNS – Tyler Courtney. Lap Leaders: Hafertepe 1-5, Henderson 6-14, Macedo 15-20. Hard-charger: A. McCarl.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 5, Brady Forbrook, Morgan, MN (24), 16.620; 2. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.717; 3. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (27), 16.734; 4. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 16.736; 5. 24W, Garet Williamson, Kingdom City, MO (14), 16.783; 6. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (9), 16.846; 7. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.917; 8. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (20), 16.959; 9. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (22), 17.008; 10. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (18), 17.045; 11. 47X, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (30), 17.065; 12. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (1), 17.077; 13. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (16), 17.097; 14. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (19), 17.126; 15. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.134; 16. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (6), 17.156; 17. 7C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (2), 17.248; 18. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (29), 17.267; 19. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (12), 17.275; 20. 21, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO (26), 17.349; 21. 83, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (28), 17.371; 22. 5D, Jacob Dykstra, Port Colborne, ONT, Can. (25), 17.444; 23. 2, Chase Porter, St. Joseph, MO (5), 17.453; 24. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.623; 25. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (13), 17.636; 26. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (4), 17.642; 27. 7, Tyler Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA (23), 18.128; 28. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (17), 18.154; 29. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (10), 18.477; 30. 14, Aidan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (11), 18.828

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:07.0: 1. Riley Goodno (2); 2. Cam Martin (1); 3. Chase Randall (9); 4. Joe Beaver (4); 5. Terry McCarl (5); 6. Brady Forbrook (6); 7. Brady Forbrook (6); 8. Ryan Leavitt (7); 9. Ricky Montgomery (3); 10. John Anderson (10)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:05.5: 1. Kaleb Johnson (4); 2. Dylan Westbrook (3); 3. Christian Bowman (2); 4. Garet Williamson (5); 5. Jamie Ball (6); 6. Devin Kline (1); 7. Gunner Ramey (7); 8. Chase Porter (8); 9. Ben Woods (10); 10. Alan Zoutte (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:04.4: 1. Clint Garner (5); 2. Calvin Landis (2); 3. Nathan Mills (1); 4. Davey Heskin (6); 5. Ryan Roberts (3); 6. Collin Moyle (4); 7. Alex Vande Voort (8); 8. Tyler Lee (9); 9. Austin Miller (7); 10. Aidan Zoutte (10)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 3:10.2: 1. Ryan Leavitt (1); 2. Jacob Dykstra (3); 3. Chase Porter (4); 4. Tyler Lee (7) / 5. John Anderson (8); 6. Austin Miller (2); 7. Alan Zoutte (6); 8. Aidan Zoutte (10); 9. Ben Woods (9); 10. Alex Vande Voort (5)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (8); 2. Terry McCarl (2); 3. Jamie Ball (6); 4. Davey Heskin (7); 5. Chase Randall (18); 6. Joe Beaver (1); 7. Riley Goodno (10); 8. Garet Williamson (3); 9. Ryan Roberts (15); 10. Calvin Landis (11); 11. Collin Moyle (13); 12. Brady Forbrook (4); 13. Kaleb Johnson (5); 14. Ryan Leavitt (21); 15. Nathan Mills (16); 16. Jacob Dykstra (22); 17. Chase Porter (23); 18. Cam Martin (12); 19. Gunner Ramey (20); 20. Tyler Lee (24); 21. Devin Kline (19); 22. Dylan Westbrook (9); 23. Ricky Montgomery (17); 24. Christian Bowman (14). Lap Leaders: T. McCarl 1-16, Garner 17-20. Hard-charger: Randall.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (5), 17.904; 2. 44, Scotty Johnson, Dallas, IA (9), 17.941; 3. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (2), 17.976; 4. 17X, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (7), 18.059; 5. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (14), 18.171; 6. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (11), 18.176; 7. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (8), 18.205; 8. 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA (1), 18.347; 9. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (15), 18.395; 10. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (16), 18.524; 11. 3TJ, Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, IA (17), 18.649; 12. B29, JJ Beaver, Knoxville, IA (12), 18.678; 13. 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (10), 18.838; 14. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (6), 19.598; 15. 42J, Nick Guernsey, Burlington, IA (13), 20.091; 16. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (3), NT; 17. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (4), NT

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:54.7: 1. Mike Johnston (3); 2. Brandon Worthington (4); 3. Mike Mayberry (6); 4. Joel Thorpe (1); 5. Chase Young (2); 6. Eric Bridger (5); 7. Tyler Barrick (7); 8. Nick Guernsey (8); 9. Josh Jones (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.5: 1. Matthew Stelzer (2); 2. Jeff Wilke (4); 3. Scotty Johnson (6); 4. Tyler Groenendyk (5); 5. Matt Allen (3); 6. JJ Beaver (1); 7. Kade Higday (8); 8. Ryan Navratil (7)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Mike Mayberry (4); 2. Brandon Worthington (2); 3. Mike Johnston (1); 4. Tyler Groenendyk (6); 5. Matthew Stelzer (7); 6. Scotty Johnson (3); 7. Chase Young (10); 8. Matt Allen (9); 9. Jeff Wilke (5); 10. Eric Bridger (8); 11. Joel Thorpe (11); 12. JJ Beaver (12); 13. Ryan Navratil (15); 14. Nick Guernsey (16); 15. Tyler Barrick (13); 16. Kade Higday (14); 17. Josh Jones (17). Lap Leaders: Johnston 1, Worthington 2-5, Mayberry 6-15. Hard-charger: Mayberry.

A main April 23 Make-up (started), 15 Laps, 5:02.0: 1. Scotty Johnson (2); 2. Tyler Groenendyk (4); 3. Jeff Wilke (1); 4. Eric Bridger (3); 5. Matt Allen (8); 6. Brandon Worthington (6); 7. Mike Mayberry (5); 8. Chase Young (9); 9. Ryan Navratil (11); 10. Mike Johnston (7); 11. Joel Thorpe (10); 12. JJ Beaver (12) DNS – Tyler Barrick, Kade Higday, Josh Jones. Lap Leader: Johnson 1-15. Hard-charger: Allen.

 

 

Brian Brown Takes Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com Lead Towards Knoxville/Huset’s Weekend!

(Bill W) May 3, 2022, Monroe, IA – Grain Valley, Missouri’s Brian Brown has the early lead in the Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by OpenWheel101.com standings heading into a race weekend featuring both Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday and Huset’s Speedway in South Dakota Sunday.

Brown’s win at Knoxville on Saturday came ahead of Matt Juhl, Austin McCarl, Justin Henderson and Don Droud Jr. AJ Moeller picked up the $100 from OpenWheel101.com for quick time.

We’re up to $2,000 in the point fund, let’s keep it going all year long! Keep up to date with current points and schedule at www.OpenWheel101.com!

$100 OpenWheel101.com Quick Time Winners

4/23 – Justin Henderson (Knoxville)

4/30 – AJ Moeller (Knoxville)

Change in Focus

The Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com is shifting its focus a bit this season to the weekly racers at the Knoxville Raceway and Huset’s Speedway. In the past, 70-80 races have been traditionally scored in a nine-state region. In 2022, the series point races will be 410 sprint car events at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa, Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota and Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota.

In addition, OpenWheel101.com will be awarding $100 to the 410 quick qualifier at each weekly racing event (excluding special shows) at Knoxville.

“OpenWheel101.com is all about giving back to the racer,” says Bill Wright of OpenWheel101.com. “With the travel, tire costs and just the plain cost of running up and down the road, this supplementary point fund could be big for the local drivers. We also like to recognize those that give to the point fund with free advertising on the site. Of course, OpenWheel101.com is a great way to check out past race results, stories and video highlights from the World of Outlaws, USAC, All Stars, the ASCS and more. So, if you want to give to our traveling racers, and get some advertising out of it, this is the best way to do it!”

Sponsors are being sought to grow the point fund for the series sixth season! Whether you are a fan like all of us, or a business that would like advertising through the series and OpenWheel101.com, join us!

Thousands of fans visit OpenWheel101.com each week to get the latest results, stories, video highlights, interviews and more. You can also search there for old results and stories. It’s a great place to advertise, and know that your contributions go straight to the drivers! E-mail Bill Wright at sprntcar@hotmail.com to set up your deal! Any amount is welcome!

Up Next…

Sat, May 7 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 8 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

2022 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

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

2. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 40

3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 35

4. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 30

5. Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 25

6. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 20

7. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 18

8. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 16

9. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 14

10. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 12

11. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 10

12. Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN, 8

13. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 6

14. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 4

15. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 2

Tentative 2022 Races that will be counted for points with the Huset’s/Knoxville Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Sat, April 16 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Weather)

Sat, April 23 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Postponed)

Sat, April 30 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, May 7 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 8 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, May 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 15 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, May 21 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, May 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 29 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Mon, May 30 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Sat, June 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, June 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Fri, June 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO

Sat, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO

Sun, June 12 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, June 17 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA

Sat, June 18 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA

Sun, June 19 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Thu, June 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Fri, June 24 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Sat, June 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Sat, July 2 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 9 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 16 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 17 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, July 23 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 24 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, July 30 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) All Stars

Sun, July 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, August 7 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Capitani Classic

Wed, August 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals

Thu, August 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals

Fri, August 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals

Sat, August 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals

Thu, August 18 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals

Fri, August 19 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals

Sat, August 20 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals

Sat, August 27 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, August 28 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, September 3 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl

Sun, September 4 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl

2021 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 1279 (2)

2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 1061 (7)

3. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 1036 (7)

4. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 829 (5)

5. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 803 (6)

6. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 800 (5)

7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 608 (1)

8. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 572

9. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 571

10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 563 (1)

2020 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 766

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 667 (9) 3. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11) 4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 587 (3) 5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)

6. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 440 7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419 8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 413

9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 402

10. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 385 (1)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2)

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7) 3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5) 4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2) 5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2) 6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1) 7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1) 8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3) 9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5)

10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7) 2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7) 3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5) 4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565

5. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1)

6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)

(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398

8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2) 9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1) 10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

2017 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)

2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)

3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6)

4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)

5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2)

6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)

7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2)

8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3)

9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)

10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

 

 

Brian Brown Ties Steve Kinser On All-Time Feature Win List at Knoxville!

Terry McCarl Debuts in 360’s with Win; Defending Champ Tyler Groenendyk Wins in Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 30, 2022) – Brian Brown won for the 57th time in 410 action at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night matching Steve Kinser’s illustrious win total at the famed half-mile. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver pocketed $5,000 for his win aboard the Brian Brown Racing #21. Terry McCarl, who will run in the 360 class this season, started off things in spectacular fashion with victory, and Tyler Groenendyk picked up his fifth career win with the Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance on a cold, windy night at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World.”

Matt Juhl took off from his starting spot on the pole to lead early in the 20-lap 410 feature. With a lap in the books, AJ Moeller climbed a competitor’s right rear and took a wild ride through turns one and two. He walked away.

Juhl led Brown, Justin Henderson, Davey Heskin and Carson McCarl back to green. McCarl quickly took fourth before Tasker Phillips, who was running in the top ten had an attempted slider end up in the turn two wall. He was o.k.

The restart was Brown’s chance, and he took advantage, sliding in front of Juhl to take the point. Motor issues for Josh Higday slowed things again two laps later. That negated a pass that Don Droud Jr. had made to enter the top five, but it didn’t deter the veteran, as he shot from sixth to fourth when the green fell again.

Jordan Goldesberry was the next to have issues with 11 to go. The next restart saw Carson McCarl obliterate the cone, costing him a spot. Brown then led Juhl, Henderson, Droud and Austin McCarl, who started 17th. Droud took third from Henderson, and Austin McCarl followed into fourth. The good battle also saw Carson McCarl get back in the fray before Lynton Jeffrey ran out of fuel with nine to go.

A fuel only open red flag period was instituted. The last nine laps saw Brown pull away as he got his just deserts in Victory Lane. Juhl held on for second, with hard-charger Austin McCarl completing the podium. Henderson, Droud, Carson McCarl, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Heskin, Chris Martin (from 23rd) and Ayrton Gennetten completed the top ten. AJ Moeller set quick time over the 30-car field, while Brown, Heskin and Hafertepe were heat winners. Tyler Drueke claimed the B.

“One guy doesn’t deserve to be in the same sentence with the other guy, and that’s Steve Kinser,” said Brown about his historic win. “He paved the way for guys like us. He’s one of my heroes. To have my name alongside his, as a feature winner here is pretty awesome. I’m proud of all of my guys. We had probably the roughest week we’ve had. We had some stuff that went on in the shop and we just had to keep working and working. These guys never quit.”

Before a lap could be completed in the 18-lap 360 feature, Ryan Leavitt turned his car over, collecting Shayle Bade and Alan Zoutte. All were o.k. Terry McCarl led from outside row one ahead of Clint Garner and rookie Chase Randall. Two laps in, Tony Rost caught the inside berm in turn three and shot across the track to the wall, flipping. Devin Kline was caught in the melee, with his top wing sheared off. No one was hurt.

Joe Beaver got upside down in turn one on the restart. He too was ok. McCarl led Garner, Randall, Garet Williamson and Brady Forbrook back to green flag racing. Kaleb Johnson shot from sixth to fourth before Calvin Landis came to a stop on the frontstretch, bringing the last caution with seven to go.

After the restart, McCarl and Garner separated themselves from the rest of the pack. The leaders were in traffic by lap eight. Garner reeled in McCarl a pair of times, but it was to no avail. McCarl’s ninth career 360 win at Knoxville came ahead of Garner, Johnson, Randall and Williamson. Forbrook, hard-charger Christian Bowman, Jamie Ball, Nathan Mills and Riley Goodno rounded out the top ten. Garner set quick time over the 24-car field, while Cam Martin, Mills and McCarl won heat races.

“It always feels good to win,” said McCarl in Victory Lane. “With Clint and all these guys…it certainly helped to start on the front row. This wind is doing crazy stuff. I want to thank Don Long for letting me do this (the 360 class). We almost did this last year. I just don’t want to race against my sons. I’m really a competitive person and it throws me off if they’re on the racetrack. I’m always wanting them to do well.”

Brandon Worthington led the 15-lap Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance feature in the early going ahead of Eric Bridger, Mike Mayberry, Tyler Groenendyk and Kade Higday. A caution for Josh Jones on lap two saw a Tyler Barrick tip over on the restart. He was o.k.

Once green, Higday asserted himself on the high side, going from fifth to third, and then capturing second from Bridger on lap four. Meanwhile, Groenendyk took fourth from Mayberry. Eight laps in, disaster would strike for Higday when he slowed and exited, bringing out the caution.

With seven laps to go, Worthington led Bridger, Groenendyk, Mayberry and Jeff Wilke back to green. Groenendyk shot around Bridger on the restart. With four laps to go, he used the cushion to take the point. Worthington made one last charge on the low side and fell just .081 of a second short in his quest for the win.

Following Groenendyk across the line were Worthington, Mayberry, Bridger and hard-charger Matthew Stelzer. Matt Allen, Wilke, Chase Young, Mike Johnston and JJ Beaver completed the top ten. Worthington set quick time, and heats were won by Higday and Stelzer.

“I think I was o.k. (at the end) there, but definitely wasn’t great,” said Groenendyk of the close finish. “I knew he had to be close. I got going really good after that restart, and kind of started getting tight at the end. I knew I had to get my act together. I probably wasn’t going to pull this one off, but thankfully, the last few laps were just enough to get it done.”

Join us next Saturday, May 7, for Busch Light Night at Knoxville! All three sprint car divisions will be back in action. For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (15), 14.917 ($100 from OpenWheel101.com); 2. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (5), 14.918; 3. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (18), 15.009; 4. 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (30), 15.081; 5. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 15.137; 6. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (4), 15.158; 7. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (24), 15.176; 8. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (9), 15.236; 9. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (3), 15.244; 10. 1M, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (22), 15.275; 11. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (7), 15.295; 12. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (10), 15.345; 13. 14, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (27), 15.366; 14. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (29), 15.370; 15. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (14), 15.372; 16. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (17), 15.374; 17. 76, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (8), 15.407; 18. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (16), 15.459; 19. 2KS, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (28), 15.509; 20. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (6), 15.510; 21. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (2), 15.510; 22. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (1), 15.522; 23. 6, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (21), 15.544; 24. 14T, Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND (26), 15.585; 25. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (23), 15.632; 26. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (12), 15.791; 27. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (25), 15.875; 28. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (11), 15.907; 29. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (13), 16.050; 30. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (19), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.3: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Austin McCarl (1); 3. Josh Higday (2); 4. Don Droud Jr. (3); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 6. Ryan Giles (7); 7. AJ Moeller (6); 8. Chris Martin (9); 9. Jordan Goldesberry (8); 10. Ben Brown (10)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.2: 1. Davey Heskin (4); 2. Sawyer Phillips (2); 3. Justin Henderson (6); 4. Tasker Phillips (3); 5. Carson McCarl (5); 6. Brandon Wimmer (8); 7. Nathan Mills (1); 8. Tyler Drueke (7); 9. Bobby Mincer (9); 10. Joe Simbro (10)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.0: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1); 2. Josh Schneiderman (2); 3. Riley Goodno (3); 4. Roger Crockett (4); 5. Matt Juhl (6); 6. Ayrton Gennetten (5); 7. Kaleb Johnson (7); 8. Dustin Selvage (9); 9. Tim Estenson (8) DNS – JJ Hickle

B main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Tyler Drueke (1); 2. Kaleb Johnson (2); 3. Chris Martin (5); 4. Jordan Goldesberry (3) / 5. Tim Estenson (4); 6. JJ Hickle (10); 7. Dustin Selvage (7); 8. Joe Simbro (9); 9. Bobby Mincer (6); 10. Ben Brown (8)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (3); 2. Matt Juhl (1); 3. Austin McCarl (17); 4. Justin Henderson (4); 5. Don Droud Jr. (10); 6. Carson McCarl (7); 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (15); 8. Davey Heskin (2); 9. Chris Martin (23); 10. Ayrton Gennetten (8); 11. Riley Goodno (11); 12. Brandon Wimmer (20); 13. Roger Crockett (9); 14. Josh Schneiderman (14); 15. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 16. Ryan Giles (18); 17. Tyler Drueke (21); 18. Nathan Mills (19); 19. Kaleb Johnson (22); 20. Jordan Goldesberry (24); 21. Josh Higday (16); 22. Sawyer Phillips (12); 23. Tasker Phillips (13); 24. AJ Moeller (5). Lap Leaders: Juhl 1-4, Brown 5-20. Hard-charger: A. McCarl.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (8), 15.790; 2. 5, Brady Forbrook, Morgan, MN (2), 15.864; 3. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (13), 15.919; 4. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (10), 15.920; 5. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (5), 15.964; 6. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (21), 15.968; 7. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (24), 15.980; 8. 24W, Garet Williamson, Kingdom City, MO (6), 15.986; 9. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (15), 16.002; 10. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.068; 11. 21, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO (4), 16.087; 12. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (14), 16.124; 13. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (19), 16.147; 14. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (12), 16.204; 15. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.264; 16. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (22), 16.268; 17. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (11), 16.354; 18. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (1), 16.355; 19. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (16), 16.374; 20. 7C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (20), 16.415; 21. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (23), 16.507; 22. 22W, Aaron Werner, Colman, SD (17), 16.842; 23. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (3), 16.877; 24. 03, Shayle Bade, Lincoln, NE (18), 17.304.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.7: 1. Cam Martin (1); 2. Clint Garner (6); 3. Kaleb Johnson (4); 4. Ryan Leavitt (3); 5. Christian Bowman (7); 6. Jamie Ball (5); 7. Collin Moyle (2); 8. Aaron Werner (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.1: 1. Nathan Mills (1); 2. Garet Williamson (4); 3. Ricky Montgomery (2); 4. Chase Randall (5); 5. Brady Forbrook (6); 6. Gunner Ramey (3); 7. Devin Kline (7); 8. John Anderson (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.3: 1. Terry McCarl (4); 2. Alex Vande Voort (1); 3. Riley Goodno (2); 4. Calvin Landis (5); 5. Tony Rost (3); 6. Joe Beaver (6); 7. Shayle Bade (8); 8. Alan Zoutte (7)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (2); 2. Clint Garner (4); 3. Kaleb Johnson (6); 4. Chase Randall (1); 5. Garet Williamson (5); 6. Brady Forbrook (3); 7. Christian Bowman (19); 8. Jamie Ball (9); 9. Nathan Mills (12); 10. Riley Goodno (14); 11. Calvin Landis (8); 12. Cam Martin (11); 13. Gunner Ramey (17); 14. Collin Moyle (18); 15. Aaron Werner (23); 16. John Anderson (24); 17. Ricky Montgomery (13); 18. Joe Beaver (7); 19. Alex Vande Voort (15); 20. Tony Rost (16); 21. Devin Kline (20); 22. Ryan Leavitt (10); 23. Alan Zoutte (21); 24. Shayle Bade (22). Lap Leader: T. McCarl 1-18. Hard-charger: Bowman.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (16), 17.058; 2. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (14), 17.196; 3. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.203; 4. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (12), 17.327; 5. 44, Scotty Johnson, Dallas, IA (4), 17.355; 6. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (11), 17.378; 7. 17X, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (10), 17.441; 8. 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA (8), 17.488; 9. 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (5), 17.501; 10. 3TJ, Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, IA (3), 17.549; 11. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (7), 17.560; 12. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (2), 17.625; 13. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (6), 17.711; 14. B29, JJ Beaver, Knoxville, IA (13), 18.093; 15. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (9), 19.006; 16. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (1), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:43.9: 1. Kade Higday (1); 2. Tyler Barrick (2); 3. Tyler Groenendyk (3); 4. Jeff Wilke (5); 5. Scotty Johnson (4); 6. Brandon Worthington (6); 7. Mike Johnston (7); 8. Ryan Navratil (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:46.9: 1. Matthew Stelzer (1); 2. Eric Bridger (4); 3. Mike Mayberry (6); 4. Joel Thorpe (2); 5. Matt Allen (3); 6. Chase Young (5); 7. JJ Beaver (7); 8. Josh Jones (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Tyler Groenendyk (5); 2. Brandon Worthington (1); 3. Mike Mayberry (4); 4. Eric Bridger (2); 5. Matthew Stelzer (10); 6. Matt Allen (11); 7. Jeff Wilke (3); 8. Chase Young (9); 9. Mike Johnston (13); 10. JJ Beaver (14); 11. Scotty Johnson (7); 12. Joel Thorpe (12); 13. Ryan Navratil (15); 14. Kade Higday (8); 15. Tyler Barrick (6); 16. Josh Jones (16). Lap Leaders: Worthington 1-10, Groenendyk 11-15. Hard-charger: Stelzer.

 

 

Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com To Focus on Knoxville/Huset’s/Jackson This Season – Donate to the Point Fund!

(Bill W) April 25, 2022, Monroe, IA – The Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com is shifting its focus a bit this season to the weekly racers at the Knoxville Raceway and Huset’s Speedway. In the past, 70-80 races have been traditionally scored in a nine-state region. In 2022, the series point races will be 410 sprint car events at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa, Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota and Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota.

In addition, OpenWheel101.com will be awarding $100 to the 410 quick qualifier at each weekly racing event (excluding special shows) at Knoxville. Saturday’s first beneficiary was Justin Henderson!

“OpenWheel101.com is all about giving back to the racer,” says Bill Wright of OpenWheel101.com. “With the travel, tire costs and just the plain cost of running up and down the road, this supplementary point fund could be big for the local drivers. We also like to recognize those that give to the point fund with free advertising on the site. Of course, OpenWheel101.com is a great way to check out past race results, stories and video highlights from the World of Outlaws, USAC, All Stars, the ASCS and more. So, if you want to give to our traveling racers, and get some advertising out of it, this is the best way to do it!”

Sponsors are being sought to grow the point fund for the series sixth season! Whether you are a fan like all of us, or a business that would like advertising through the series and OpenWheel101.com, join us!

Thousands of fans visit OpenWheel101.com each week to get the latest results, stories, video highlights, interviews and more. You can also search there for old results and stories. It’s a great place to advertise, and know that your contributions go straight to the drivers! E-mail Bill Wright at sprntcar@hotmail.com to set up your deal! Any amount is welcome!

Up Next…

Sat, April 30 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Tentative 2022 Races that will be counted for points with the Huset’s/Knoxville Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Sat, April 16 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Weather)

Sat, April 23 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Postponed)

Sat, April 30 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, May 7 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 8 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, May 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 15 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, May 21 – Knoxville Rac