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Madsen, Miller, Nienhiser Winners with Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by OpenWheel101.com!

(Bill W) September 17, 2018, Monroe, IA – A weekend that saw four different races with the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com saw three different winners. On Friday and Saturday, Kerry Madsen swept IRA action at both the Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa and the Deer Creek Speedway near Spring Valley, Minnesota. That gave Kerry seven wins in Midwest Thunder Sprints action this year, and kept him in the points lead. In Illinois, Joe B. Miller registered his first win in series action Friday at Jacksonville Speedway’s MOWA “Herb Barlow Memorial.” Paul Nienhiser clinched his fifth win in the series with his triumph Saturday on the Spoon River Speedway high banks near Canton during the “Tom Knowles Memorial”.

Two more races are up for grabs this weekend. The IRA will be visiting Beaver Dam Raceway’s Scott Semmelman Memorial on Saturday. Sunday will mark the always fun “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial” with an IRA/MOWA showdown at LaSalle Speedway in Illinois.

Kerry Madsen (seven wins) leads Brian Brown (seven wins), Austin McCarl (five wins), Terry McCarl and Brooke Tatnell (one win) in the current point standings. Davey Heskin, Cory Eliason, Matt Juhl (one win), Jacob Patton (two wins) and Nienhiser (five wins) round out the top ten.

So far, there have been 22 different winners in the 55 races contested with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101!

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Up Next!

Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA
Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”

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

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 718 (7)
Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 655 (7)
Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 547

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1)

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398
Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 325 (2)
Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 323 (5)
Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 262

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 262 (1)

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 254

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 253 (3)
Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 199

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 174
Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 167 (1)
Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 162
Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 155 (1)
Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 155 (1)

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 154 (1)
Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 145

Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 137
RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 135

Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA, 134
Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 127
Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 126

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 122

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 120

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 120
Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 117
Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 114
Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 113
Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 110

Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 110

Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 107

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 106
Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 106

Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 100

Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 95
Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 89

Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 87

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 85
Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 83
Ryan Robinson, Foresthill, CA, 75
Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA, 70 (1)

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 70

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 69
Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 68

Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 67
Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 66
Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 66
Dave Blaney, Cortland, OH, 65

Logan Seavey, Sutter, CA, 60
James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust., 58
Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 56

Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 55
Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 54

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 54

Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 54

Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 53
Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA 52 (1)
Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust., 50

Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI, 50
Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 48
Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 48
AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 46

Brandon McMullen, Plymouth, WI, 45

Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 44
Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 42
Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 40
Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 39
Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 38

Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 36

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 34
Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 32
Cale Conley, Vienna, WV, 32
Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30
Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 30
Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 30
Colin Smith, Sheldon, IA, 30

Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 30

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 30

Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 30
Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 28
Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 25
Jordan Martens, Sioux Falls, SD, 25

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 25
Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 24
Chase Briscoe, Mitchell, IN, 24
Jay Waugh, Canberra, NSW, Aust., 24

Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 24
Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA, 22
Paul May, Terre Haute, IN, 20
Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 20
Justin Jacobsma, Hull, IA, 20
Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 18
Nathan Charron, Hartsburg, IL, 18
Brock Zearfoss, Jonesville, PA, 18
Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 18
Scott Uttech, New Berlin, WI, 18

Phillip Mock, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 18

Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 18
Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 16
Tommy Barber, Brandon, SD, 16
Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN, 16

Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 16
Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 14
Matt VandeVere, Zion, IL, 14
Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 14
Brandon Ikenberry, Wichita, KS, 14

Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 14

Jacob Wilson, Crawfordsville, IN, 14
Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 12
Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 12
Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 12

Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 12
Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 10

Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 10
Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA, 8
Willie Croft, Roseville, CA, 8

John Parker, Springfield, IL, 8

Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 8
Michael Decker, Silver Lake, WI, 8
Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6
Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN, 6
Chase Wanner, Agency, IA, 6
Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE, 6
Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO, 6
Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 6
Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust., 6

Jason Johnson, Campbellsport, WI, 6
Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4
Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL, 4
Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 4

Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 4

Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 4

Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 4
Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 2
Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Feature Wins:

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (6)
Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (4)
Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (2)
Logan Schuchart, Hanover, MD (2)
Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (1)
David Gravel, Watertown, CT (1)

Tentative 2018 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com

Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold)
Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder)
Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Rain)
Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)
Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, May 18 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA (Cory Eliason, Selma, CA)
Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA (Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL)
Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Tue, June 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)
Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)
Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)
Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Matt Juhl, Tea, SD)
Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Thurs, July 26 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA (Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA)
Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA (Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL)
Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars (Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN)
Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55” (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55” (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA)
Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only) (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover” (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest” (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)
Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA (Rain)
Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Sept 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sun, Sept 2 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA (Rain)
Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial” (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Fri, Sept 14 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA “Herb Barlow Memorial” (Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO)
Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Sat, Sept 15 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial” (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA
Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”
Fri, Sept 28 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA
Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA
Fri, Oct 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Sat, Oct 6 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO
Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 20 – Dodge City (KS) Speedway WoO

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9/2/18

Lake Ozark Speedway

Eldon, MO

LOS 360 Nationals

51 ASCS sprint cars

26 POWRi Midgets

ASCS

Sammy Swindell, Derek Hagar, Kyle Bellm and Tyler Thomas locked into the night’s $10,000 to win finale after finishing in the top four on Saturday night.

Heat one (started): 1. Wayne Johnson 2c (6) 2. Tony Bruce Jr. 86 (1) 3. Jonathan Cornell 28c (7) 4. Blake Hahn 52 (4) 5. Miles Paulus 21 (8) 6. Mason Daniel 33m (5) 7. Bailey Elliott 99B (2) 8. Brandon Barker 007 (3)

8-lap heats used passing points. The top 30 in points from the heats locked into the Qualifiers. The first start was called back. On the backstretch, Barker got over Daniel’s wheel and flipped. He was o.k. Daniel replaced his tire. Ba. Elliott was penalized to the back for not having a radio hooked up. Bruce shot into the lead once the race went green. W. Johnson dogged him until sliding in front of him at the halfway point.

Heat two (started): 1. Seth Bergman 23 (6) 2. Harli White 17w (2) 3. Cody Baker 38 (1) 4. Tyler Blank 75 (5) 5. Ben Brown 49B (8) 6. Tyler Utz 3V (7) 7. Lanny Carpenter 43 (3) 8. Rusty Potter 3P (4)

White led early over Baker and Carpenter. Bergman shot from fifth to third on the second lap, and then took second from Baker with two to go. White slowed on the last lap, and Bergman shot by for the win. White would change motors.

Heat three (started): 1. Tim Crawley 1x (1) 2. Travis Rilat 1 (4) 3. Sean McClelland 22s (3) 4. Matt Covington 95 (6) 5. Chris Martin 44 (5) 6. Randy Martin 14 (7) 7. Danny Thoman 27 (2) 8. Wyatt Burks 9m (8)

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

Heat four (started): 1. Scott Bogucki 28 (1) 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (3) 3. Brian Brown 21B (5) 4. Ayrton Gennetten 3 (2) 5. Billy Butler 57 (6) 6. Alex Hill 77x (4) 7. Dustin Barks 22 (7) 8. Aidan Roosevans 6A (8)

Bogucki led the distance from the pole. Hafertepe took second from Gennetten on lap two. Brown moved by for third at the halfway point. Hafertepe dogged Bogucki for the win late, but fell just short.

Heat five (started): 1. Jamie Ball 5J (3) 2. Nick Howard 37H (4) 3. Paul Nienhiser 9x (8) 4. Evan Martin 4 (6) 5. Brad Ryun 1xx (5) 6. Curtis Evans 1P (2) 7. Forrest Sutherland 85 (7) 8. Jeff Wingate 8 (1)

Ball led the distance over Howard. Nienhiser had to battle to get by E. Martin in a good race, and almost ran down Howard late for second.

Heat six (started): 1. Johnny Herrera 45x (1) 2. Nathan Ryun 18x (2) 3. Roger Crockett 11 (3) 4. Skylar Gee 99 (5) 5. Taylor Walton 0 (6) 6. Matt Close 5 (4) DNS – Broc Elliott 75E

Herrera shot out early and won going away. Crockett closed on N. Ryan late but came up short.

Qualifier one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Covington (1*) 2. White (2*) 3. W. Johnson (6*) 4. Ball (5*) 5. Hahn (9) 6. Herrera (3) 7. Blank (8) 8. Howard (4) 9. Gennetten (10) 10. Be. Brown (7)

8-lap Qualifiers were inverted by six depending on passing points in the heats. Passing points were again used, with the two races added together. The top 12 in points locked into the feature. Covington dominated out front from the pole. W. Johnson, the high point getter in the heats, shot from fifth to third on the third lap, but couldn’t climb any higher.

Qualifier two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Hafertepe (3*) 2. E. Martin (1*) 3. Cornell (5*) 4. Bergman (6*) 5. Crawley (4) 6. McClelland (7) 7. Gee (8) 8. C. Martin (10) 9. N. Ryun (2) 10. Butler (9)

Hafertepe shot by the front row starters and led every lap. The race was for second. Cornell moved up into the spot on lap three, but E. Martin would shoot back around on the high side with three to go. The two battled for several laps, with Cornell low and E. Martin up top.

Qualifier three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Brown (3*) 2. Paulus (1*) 3. Rilat (5*) 4. Bruce (2) 5. Nienhiser (6*) 6. Baker (8) 7. Bogucki (4) 8. Crockett (7) 9. Walton (9) 10. B. Ryun (10)

Paulus led early over Bruce and Bogucki. Rilat shot from fourth to second on lap two. The action didn’t stop there, as Br. Brown passed Bruce for third on lap three and Rilat for second, a lap later. Brown would shoot by Paulus for the lead coming to the white flag.

B main one (started): 1. Hahn (1) 2. Herrera (2) / 3. Bogucki (3) 4. Gee (4) 5. Be. Brown (6) 6. Utz (7) 7. Barks (9) 8. N. Ryun (5) 9. Hill (8) 10. Wingate (12) 11. Burks (10) 12. Thoman (11)

Hahn led the 12-lap distance. He entered lapped traffic on the eighth circuit. The leaders were mostly single-file on the cushion.

B main two (started): 1. Crawley (1) 2. Howard (3) / 3. Gennetten (5) 4. Crockett (4) 5. R. Martin (7) 6. Sutherland (9) 7. Baker (2) 8. Roosevans (10) 9. Close (8) 10. Butler (6) 11. Potter (11) DNS – Br. Elliott

Crawley and Howard cruised to the transfer spots to the main, while Gennetten was right there, but fell short.

B main three (started): 1. McClelland (2) 2. Blank (3) / 3. C. Martin (4) 4. Bruce (1) 5. B. Ryun (6) 6. Carpenter (7) 7. Ba. Brown (9) 8. Evans (8) 9. Daniel (5) DNS – Walton, Barker

Daniel flipped wildly into turn one after contact with B. Ryun. He was o.k. Early in the race, it was a three-way battle for the lead between McClelland, Blank and Bruce. McClelland and Blank would prevail. C. Martin also got Bruce for third on lap five.

A main (started): 1. Swindell (4) 2. Hagar (2) 3. Br. Brown (8) 4. Bergman (6) 5. Cornell (9) 6. Hafertepe (7) 7. Rilat (10) 8. T. Thomas (3) 9. W. Johnson (5) 10. Ball (11) 11. Covington (12) 12. Herrera (20) 13. McClelland (19) 14. Hahn (17) 15. Bogucki (24, prov.) 16. White (14) 17. Nienhiser (13) 18. Gee (23, prov.) 19. Howard (21) 20. E. Martin (15) 21. Bellm (1) 22. Blank (22) 23. R. Martin (25, prov.) 24. Paulus (16) 25. Crawley (18) 26. Utz (26, prov.)

Swindell shot around the front row to take the lead right away in the 41-lapper in honor of Jason Johnson. Hagar took second from Bellm on lap two before Utz stopped to bring out a caution. Swindell led Hagar, Bellm, Bergman and Thomas back to green. Most were running the low side of the speedway, which had been reworked prior to staging. Swindell was into lapped traffic by lap eight. Bergman took third from Bellm on lap 13. By the halfway point, Swindell was slicing through traffic and had nearly a half lap lead on Hagar. Nienhiser was running 11th when he spun 25 laps in. Swindell had seven lapped cars between himself and Hagar on the restart, leaving little doubt about the outcome even though there were 16 laps remaining. Cornell and Br. Brown were the biggest benefits of the restart. Cornell jumped from sixth to fourth, while Brown went from eighth to fifth. Three laps later, Brown would shoot under Bergman and Cornell into third. Bellm would bring one more caution when he stopped while running seventh with nine to go. Sammy pulled away for the $!0,000 payday. Bogucki, who was one of four provisionals, was the hard-charger.

POWRi Midgets

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Ryan Robinson 71 (1*) 2. Logan Seavey 67 (2*) 3. Zach Daum 5D (5*) 4. Blake Carrick 79 (4*) 5. Kory Schudy 28 (6*) 6. Karter Sarff 21KS (3) 7. Karsyn Elledge 83 (8*) 8. Hank Davis 42 (7) 9. Brendon Wiseley 721 (9)

8-lap heats worked the passing points system, taking the top 16 to the feature. Robinson led Seavey for the distance on the cushion. Daum worked by Sarff for third on lap three. Wiseley retired early.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Tucker Klaasmeyer 27 (3*) 2. Tanner Carrick 71K (5*) 3. Jake Neuman 3N (4*) 4. Holly Shelton 67K (8*) 5. Andrew Felker 56x (2*) 6. Holley Hollan 14JR (1) 7. Austin Brown 7F (6) 8. Sam Johnson 72 (9) 9. Presley Truedson 5T (7)

Felker led Klaasmeyer and Neuman early. Brown stopped with a lap down. Klaasmeyer jumped into the lead on the restart, while T. Carrick moved into fourth. At the halfway mark. T. Carrick shot from fourth to second using the low side.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Kyle Craker 85 (5*) 2. Tyler Thomas 91T (4*) 3. Michelle Decker 4m (2*) 4. Maria Cofer 57 (1*) 5. JD Black 7JR (8*) 6. Chase Porter 81 (3) 7. Chance Morton 7m (7) 8. Tyler Vantoll 30T (6)

Thomas led early ahead of Craker and Porter. Porter got sideways going into one on the second lap. Morton jumped his wheel and flipped. He was o.k. Vantoll was also involved as well. Thomas led Craker, Decker, Cofer and Black back to green. Craker shot into the lead and held it the rest of the way. Cofer had grabbed third but took a detour through the infield with two to go, losing a spot.

B main (started): 1. Morton (7) 2. Sarff (1) 3. Davis (4) 4. S. Johnson (5) 5. Hollan (2) 6. Brown (3) / 7. Truedson (8) 8. Vantoll (6) DNS – Porter, Wiseley

The 10-lap B took the top six to the A. Davis led Sarff and Brown early. Sarff would get by Davis in a good battle for the lead. Meanwhile, Morton was shooting forward from the tail. He was third by the halfway point, took second on lap six, and the lead on lap seven. It was a great rebound after getting upside down in the heat.

A main (started): 1. Klaasmeyer (2) 2. Seavey (8) 3. T. Carrick (3) 4. Thomas (4) 5. Robinson (5) 6. Shelton (6) 7. Daum (7) 8. Cofer (14) 9. B. Carrick (12) 10. Decker (11) 11. S. Johnson (20) 12. Neuman (9) 13. Schudy (13) 14. Davis (17) 15. Felker (15) 16. Elledge (16) 17. Black (10) 18. Sarff (18) 19. Hollan (19) 20. Brown (21) 21. Craker (1) DNS – Morton

Klaasmeyer led Craker and T. Carrick early in the 25-lapper. A mad scramble up front saw T. Carrick move into second and Thomas into third. Four laps in, Craker would get over the turn one cushion and crash. He was uninjured. Klaasmeyer again led T. Carrick, Thomas, Robinson and Seavey back to green. Seavey, who won Friday, moved into fourth on the rstart. 15 laps in, Sarff stopped bringing another caution. Seavey used that restart to gain third. The final yellow flew for a spun Elledge, the granddaughter of Dale Earnhardt Sr. Klaasmeyer would hold his lead, while Seavey snagged second from T. Carrick on the last lap. S. Johnson was the hard-charger.

 

 

 

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9/1/18

Lake Ozark Speedway

Eldon, MO

LOS 360 Nationals and POWRi Midgets

51 ASCS Sprints

27 POWRi Midgets

ASCS

Heat one (started): 1. Blake Hahn 52 (1) 2. Derek Hagar 9JR (6) 3. Sean McClelland 22s (3) 4. Brian Brown 21B (2) 5. Travis Rilat 1 (5) 6. Tony Bruce Jr. 86 (4) 7. Tim Crawley 1x (7) 8. Ben Brown 49B (9) 9. Bailey Elliott 99B (8)

8-lap heats took the top 30 to three qualifiers. This was a tough heat to start with as the track hadn’t widened out yet. Hahn led the distance from the pole after a motor change during hot laps. McClelland moved up into second early, ahead of Br. Brown. Hagar was on the move from row three, however, and took that spot on lap two and then passed McClelland for second at the halfway point. From there it was single-file around the bottom, relegating drivers like Bruce and Crawley straight to the B.

Heat two (started): 1. Kyle Bellm 14K (2) 2. Miles Paulus 21 (4) 3. Wayne Johnson 2c (6) 4. Jonathan Cornell 28c (5) 5. John Schulz 99x (3) 6. Harli White 17w (9) 7. Taylor Walton 0 (8) 8. TJ Muths 65 (1) 9. Brandon Barker 007 (7)

Bellm shot out and led the distance over Paulus and W. Johnson, who grabbed third on the first lap. Cornell made a big pass of Schulz for fourth coming for the white flag.

Heat three (started): 1. Dustin Barks 22 (2) 2. Mason Daniel 33m (3) 3. Danny Thoman 27 (1) 4. Matt Covington 95 (7) 5. Nick Howard 37H (5) 6. Wyatt Burks 9m (4) 7. Evan Martin 4 (6) 8. Jeff Wingate 8 (8) DNS – Broc Elliott 75E

Barks led wire to wire. Thoman held down second until Daniel banged his way by coming for the white flag lap. Covington moved into fourth on the second lap.

Heat four (started): 1. Rusty Potter 3P (2) 2. Jamie Ball 5J (3) 3. Tyler Thomas 91T (8) 4. Paul Nienhiser 9x (7) 5. Skylar Gee 99 (6) 6. Brad Ryun 1xx (4) 7. Scott Bogucki 28 (5) 8. Chris Martin 44 (1)

C. Martin led early over Bogucki, up from row three early, and Potter. Potter would take second from Bogucki on the second lap. Potter would then shoot under C. Martin to lead lap three. Ball would gain third and Nienhiser fourth on the fifth lap. C. Martin’s car started smoking early and finally led go with seven laps down. T. Thomas would come on lap to finish third from the tail.

Heat five (started): 1. Roger Crockett 11 (1) 2. Seth Bergman 23 (3) 3. Sammy Swindell 3s (6) 4. Ayrton Gennetten 3 (4) 5. Billy Butler 57 (2) 6. Tyler Utz 3V (8) 7. Frank Brown 43 (5) 8. Curtis Evans 1P (7)

Crockett led the distance with Bergman in tow. Swindell went from fifth to third on the second lap. Evans retired early.

Heat six (started): 1. Alex Hill 77x (2) 2. Randy Martin 14 (3) 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (6) 4. Johnny Herrera 45x (4) 5. Tyler Blank 75 (8) 6. Aidan Roosevans 6A (1) 7. Nathan Ryun 18x (5) 8. Forrest Sutherland 85 (7)

Sutherland was done with a flat right front tire before a lap could be completed. Hill led the distance, holding off R. Martin in a good race. Herrera ran third until Hafertepe moved up from sixth to take the spot on lap three. Hill bounced back after banging the wall in hot laps.

Qualifier one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. R. Martin (1*) 2. Hafertepe (3*) 3. Hagar (6*) 4. Daniel (2*) 5. Herrera (9*) 6. Paulus (4*) 7. Utz (10) 8. Blank (7) 9. Thoman (8) 10. Barks (5)

8-lap Qualifiers took the top 16 in combined passing points from heats and qualifiers to the feature. The qualifiers had an invert of six, putting the high passing point getters from the heats outside row three. R. Martin led the distance from the pole, holding off Hafertepe. Hagar slid by Paulus to take fourth on lap three, and then did the same to get by Daniel for third with two to go.

Qualifier two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Covington (1*) 2. T. Thomas (6*) 3. Hahn (3*) 4. W. Johnson (4*) 5. Ball (2*) 6. McClelland (7) 7. Rilat (10) 8. Gee (9) 9. White (8) 10. Potter (5)

Covington too, the early lead over W. Johnson and Ball. T. Thomas was fourth by lap three, and then jumped up to second on lap four. Hahn shot under W. Johnson for third on lap five. T. Thomas’s run gave him the pole for the feature.

Qualifier three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Swindell (4*) 2. Nienhiser (1*) 3. Bergman (2*) 4. Bellm (6*) 5. Crockett (3*) 6. Gennetten (8) 7. Howard (10) 8. Hill (5) 9. Cornell (7) 10. Br. Brown (9)

Brown hopped over Cornell’s rear tire at the start. They were both done. Swindell shot around the front row starters and won going away. Bellm moved up to fourth on lap four.

B main one (started): 1. Blank (3) 2. McClelland (1) / 3. Gee (4) 4. Bogucki (9) 5. Utz (2) 6. Roosevans (8) 7. White (5) 8. Burks (7) 9. C. Martin (12) 10. Butler (6) 11. Wingate (10) 12. Ba. Elliott (11)

McClelland led the 12-lapper early with Utz and Blank in tow. Ba. Elliott spun in turn four three laps in. Blank would work the cushion and ride around Utz for the second a final transfer on lap five. The following go-around, Gee followed him into third. Coming for the white flag, Blank would shoot around McClelland to take the win in exciting fashion.

B main two (started): 1. Rilat (2) 2. Gennetten (1) / 3. Br. Brown (5) 4. Walton (6) 5. Barks (3) 6. Thoman (4) 7. E. Martin (8) 8. Evans (10) 9. F. Brown (9) 10. Barker (11) 11. B. Ryun (7) DNS – Br. Elliott

Gennetten was penalized a row from the pole for jumping. Rilat led early, while Gennetten moved into the second transfer spot, followed by Br. Brown. Gennetten took the lead on the low side on lap two, but Rilat reclaimed it a lap later. Br. Brown would fall one spot short of a transfer.

B main three (started): 1. Howard (2) 2. Cornell (4) / 3. Crawley (7) 4. Bruce (6) 5. Potter (3) 6. N. Ryun (9) 7. Muths (10) 8. Schulz (5) 9. Hill (1) 10. Be. Brown (8) DNS – Sutherland

Hill spun in turn one, collecting, Cornell, who kept going, and Be. Brown, who pulled to the pits. Potter led early over Howard and Schulz. Schulz was moving outside of Howard going into turn one, when Howard moved up the track and sent him into the wall hard. He was uninjured. The restart saw Potter ahead of Howard, Crawley, Cornell and Bruce. Howard would shot to the point on the restart, while Cornell went from fourth to second to claim the final transfer. Crawley slid by Potter into third on lap four, but couldn’t run down the lead pair.

A main (started): 1. Swindell (2) 2. Hagar (3) 3. Bellm (6) 4. T. Thomas (1) 5. Bergman (10) 6. McClelland (20) 7. R. Martin (5) 8. W. Johnson (11) 9. Herrera (13) 10. Nienhiser (9) 11. Hahn (8) 12. Paulus (16) 13. Rilat (18) 14. Bogucki (24, prov.) 15. Covington (7) 16. Blank (17) 17. Crockett (14) 18. Daniel (12) 19. Gee (23, prov.) 20. Gennetten (21) 21. Howard (19) 22. Be. Brown (27, prov.) 23. Hafertepe (4) 24. Cornell (22) 25. E. Martin (25, prov.) 26. Ball (15) 27. Walton (26, prov.)

Five provisionals made for a bit of a mess in the 25-lapper. Walton got upside down one lap in. T. Thomas led Hafertepe, Swindell, Hagar and R. Martin back to green. Hafertepe shot around Thomas into the point, while R. Martin moved up to fourth. Hafertepe looked good on the cushion, until slowing to a stop five laps in. Swindell assume the lead ahead of Thomas, R. Martin, Hagar and Bellm. Hagar would move into third on the restart. Swindell would hit lapped traffic on lap 10, and check out. Behind him, Hagar would battle with Thomas before taking second with four to go. Bellm battled hard with R. Martin for fourth for several laps before claiming third with three to go. Sammy’s win was by a half lap. McClelland was the hard-charger.

POWRi Midgets

Heat one (started): 1. Tyler Thomas 91T (3) 2. Tucker Klaasmeyer 27 (6) 3. Jake Neuman 3N (2) 4. Ryan Robinson 71 (7) 5. Kory Schudy 28 (8) 6. Karter Sarff 21KS (9) 7. Karsyn Elledge 83 (4) 8. Tyler Vantoll 30T (1) 9. JD Black 7JR (5)

With two scratches come feature time, all drivers made the feature. Neuman led Thomas and Vantoll early in the 8-lapper. It became a made scramble, with Thomas taking the lead on lap two, and Klaasmeyer moving into third. Klaasmeyer would work around Neuman to nail down second.

Heat two (started): 1. Kyle Craker 85 (4) 2. Hank Davis 42 (1) 3. Zach Daum 5D (7) 4. Logan Seavey 67 (8) 5. Maria Cofer 57 (5) 6. Holley Hollan 14JR (2) 7. Hannah Adair 23 (6) 8. Chase Porter 81 (3) DNS – Mark Chisholm 56x

Chisholm had motor issues in hot laps. Thirteen-year-old Davis led early over Hollan and Craker. Cofer would shoot from fourth to second on the second lap. On the third go-around, Craker moved into second, whith Daum in tow. On lap four, Seavey continued the wild racing by going from fourth to second. Daum would battle back by him and Craker for second with two to go. The last lap was set up for Craker, who hit the cushion to go from third to an exciting win.

Heat three (started): 1. Tanner Carrick 71K (2) 2. Chance Morton 7MF (6) 3. Holly Shelton 67K (1) 4. Austin Brown 7F (3) 5. Sam Johnson 72 (8) 6. Blake Carrick 79 (4) 7. Michelle Decker 4m (5) 8. Brendan Wiseley 721 (7) DNS – Presley Truedson 5T

T. Carrick led the distance. Shelton was second early, ahead of B. Carrick. Morton did well to move up to third from the third row by lap three. He took second from Shelton with two to go.

A main (started): 1. Seavey (7) 2. Klaasmeyer (3) 3. T. Carrick (4) 4. Schudy (11) 5. Johnson (9) 6. Shelton (13) 7. Sarff (12) 8. B. Carrick (17) 9. Neuman (10) 10. Craker (1) 11. Decker (19) 12. Davis (8) 13. Cofer (14) 14. Porter (20) 15. Elledge (18) 16. Brown (15) 17. Vantoll (23) 18. Hollan (16) 19. Black (22) 20. Wiseley (21) 21. Robinson (6) 22. Thomas (5) 23. Daum (2) 24. Chisholm (24) DNS – Morton, Adair, Truedson

Klaasmeyer led Craker and T. Carrick early in the 25-lapper. A Carrick pass of Craker for second was negated when Chisholm flipped two laps in. He was unhurt. T. Carrick would again make a move on Craker when the green fell, but an oil line problem slowed Craker and brought another caution. Klaasmeyer now led T. Carrick, Thomas, Daum and Davis. A T. Carrick pass for the lead was negated this time when Daum flipped hard in turn four. He was o.k. Hollan and Elledge were also involved, but restarted. T. Carrick would find the lead this time, and Davis moved into third. Seavey moved by Davis into third on lap six, but Davis returned the favor a circuit later. Then Seavey had his hands full with a challenging Thomas. The leaders entered lapped traffic on lap 13. On lap 14, Elledge would spin. Thomas exited from the top five at the same time. It was then announced that T. Carrick had been penalized from the previous restart for not being in line. That handed the lead back to Klaasmeyer, ahead of T. Carrick, Davis, Seavey and Robinson. Under caution, Seavey pulled up beside the 13-year-old Davis several times. When he slid under him going into turn one under green, Davis tried to cut back under him and spun, collecting the fifth place Robinson. Klaasmeyer took off again, while Seavey got by T. Carrick for second with six to go. He then made his winning pass with three to go. Klaasmeyer stayed close, but settled for second. B. Carrick was the hard-charger.

 

 

 

Kerry Madsen Takes Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101 Point Lead!

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(Bill W) August 27, 2018, Monroe, IA – Kerry Madsen, the defending Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by www.OpenWheel101.com champion, took the lead in this year’s point standings for the first time on the strength of his win on Season Championship Night at the Knoxville Raceway. He passes Brian Brown, who suffered a mechanical setback when it looked like another mark in his win column at Knoxville on Saturday. Madsen’s lead is only 13 points.

Kerry (four wins) now leads Brown (seven wins), 2018 KCCS 410 Track Champion Austin McCarl (five wins), Terry McCarl and Cory Eliason (one win). Davey Heskin, Brooke Tatnell, Matt Juhl (one win), Paul Nienhiser (three wins) and Jacob Patton (two wins) round out the top ten.

There are three point eligible races over Labor Day weekend. On Friday, the MOWA series will visit Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. Saturday, the IRA will hit the Plymouth Dirt Track in Wisconsin, and Sunday, the IRA will be in action again at the 141 Speedway near Francis Creek, Wisconsin.

So far, there have been nineteen different winners in the 46 races contested with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101!

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Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA
Sun, Sept 2 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

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

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 668 (4)
Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 655 (7)
Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 588 (5)
Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 402
Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 372 (1)
Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 368
Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 331
Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 327 (1)
Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 223 (3)
Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 220 (2)
Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 199
Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 191
Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 184
Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 162
Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 160 (3)
Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 155 (1)
Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 155 (1)
Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 145
Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 140 (1)
Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 137
Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA, 134
Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 130
Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 130
Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 125
Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 122
Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 117
RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 115
Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 114
Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 113
Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 110
Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 105
Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 89
Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 83
Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 82
Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 76
Ryan Robinson, Foresthill, CA, 75
Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 74
Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 74
Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA, 70 (1)
Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 68
Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 66
Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 66
Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 66
Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 66
Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 65
Dave Blaney, Cortland, OH, 65
James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust., 58
Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 56
Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 55
Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 55
Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 54
Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA 52 (1)
Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust., 50
Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 48
Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 48
AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 46
Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 43
Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 42
Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 40
Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 39
Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 39
Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 38
Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 36
Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 36
Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 35
Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 32
Cale Conley, Vienna, WV, 32
Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30
Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 30
Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 30
Colin Smith, Sheldon, IA, 30
Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 28
Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 28
Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 25
Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 25
Jordan Martens, Sioux Falls, SD, 25
Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 24
Chase Briscoe, Mitchell, IN, 24
Jay Waugh, Canberra, NSW, Aust., 24
Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 24
Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 22
Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA, 22
Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 20
Paul May, Terre Haute, IN, 20
Brandon McMullen, Plymouth, WI, 20
Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 20
Justin Jacobsma, Hull, IA, 20
Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 18
Nathan Charron, Hartsburg, IL, 18
Brock Zearfoss, Jonesville, PA, 18
Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 18
Scott Uttech, New Berlin, WI, 18
Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16
Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 16
Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 16
Tommy Barber, Brandon, SD, 16
Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN, 16
Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 14
Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 14
Matt VandeVere, Zion, IL, 14
Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 14
Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 14
Brandon Ikenberry, Wichita, KS, 14
Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 12
Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI, 12
Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 12
Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 12
Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 12
Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 10
Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA, 8
Willie Croft, Roseville, CA, 8
Jacob Wilson, Crawfordsville, IN, 8
Michael Decker, Silver Lake, WI, 6
Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6
Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN, 6
Chase Wanner, Agency, IA, 6
Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE, 6
Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO, 6
Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 6
Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust., 6
Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4
Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL, 4
John Parker, Springfield, IL, 4
Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 4
Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 4
Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 2
Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 2
Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Feature Wins:

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (6)
Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (4)
Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (2)
Logan Schuchart, Hanover, MD (2)
Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (1)
David Gravel, Watertown, CT (1)

Tentative 2018 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com

Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold)
Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder)
Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Rain)
Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)
Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, May 18 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA (Cory Eliason, Selma, CA)
Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA (Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL)
Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Tue, June 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)
Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)
Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)
Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Matt Juhl, Tea, SD)
Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Thurs, July 26 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA (Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA)
Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA (Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL)
Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars (Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN)
Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55” (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55” (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA)
Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only) (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover” (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest” (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)
Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA (Rain)
Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA
Sun, Sept 2 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA “Herb Barlow Memorial”
Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial”
Sat, Sept 8 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial”
Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA
Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA
Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA
Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”
Fri, Sept 28 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA
Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA
Fri, Oct 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Sat, Oct 6 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO
Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 20 – Dodge City (KS) Speedway WoO

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Kerry Madsen Wins $5,000 Season Championship Night!

Jon Agan Takes 360’s, Ryan Leavitt Tops 305’s

Austin McCarl, Clint Garner and Eric Bridger are KCCS Season Champions

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 25, 2018) – After a lengthy delay due to a power outage, the Knoxville Raceway faithful were treated to three exciting features on Mediacom Season Championship Night Saturday. Kerry Madsen nabbed the $5,000 410 sprint car feature after inheriting the lead late from Brian Brown. Jon Agan won a duel with McKenna Haase to claim the 360 main event, and Ryan Leavitt led from start to finish to capture the 305 feature. Austin McCarl (410), Clint Garner (360) and Eric Bridger (305) were crowned Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series titlists for 2018.

Before a lap could be completed in the 25-lap 410 finale, Rager Phillips, Glen Saville and Chase Wanner find themselves pointing the wrong way in turn two. All rejoined the field. Brian Brown shot out from inside row two to lead early over Tasker Phillips and Kerry Madsen. Madsen quickly moved into the second spot, with Davey Heskin riding the low side in tow.

Brown was quickly into lapped traffic on the seventh circuit, opening up over a straightaway lead on Madsen. The battle was on for third, as Matt Juhl challenged Heskin and briefly took the spot on lap nine. Heskin regained the spot, while Austin McCarl continued to advance from his starting position outside row four. He got by Juhl and then set his sights on Heskin for third, passing him with five to go.

With just four laps to go, the leader suddenly slowed. Madsen, who had gained some ground in traffic, assumed the lead. He went on to claim his 21st career feature win here aboard the Tod Quiring #2m ahead of hard-charger Austin McCarl, Brooke Tatnell, Heskin and Juhl. Terry McCarl, Don Droud Jr., Josh Schneiderman, Tasker Phillips and Sam Hafertepe Jr. rounded out the top ten. Time trials were scrapped due to a power outage that saw racing finally commence around 9:30 p.m. Brown, Tasker Phillips and Terry McCarl won heats using passing points to line up the main event.

“I watched McKenna run the 360 A, and she was driving really hard (on the cushion),” said Madsen of his second win here this year. “I thought I don’t want to hit that thing. You had to be really cautious going into one. Guy (Forbrook) gave me a good racecar tonight, and the guys worked hard all week. It’s been a good year. I really want to thank the fans tonight for waiting for the power to come back on. Thanks to Knoxville Raceway for really handling it well too. I think this will give us some momentum heading into the rest of the season.”

“It was awesome!” said Austin McCarl of his Season Championship aboard the TKS Motorsports #2KS. “We had a great year at Knoxville with four wins. We came in with zero. Anytime you can win at this place is special. We struggled a little early in the year with qualifying and we got that figured out. I knew every time I pushed off that I had a great car come feature time. Hat’s off to Troy and Tammy (Renfro) and the rest of the team.”

What could have been a tighter point race in the 360 class, fizzled when Ryan Giles exited on the first lap of that 20-lap event. That handed the title to now eight-time champ, Clint Garner. Up front, McKenna Haase took control from the pole position, ahead of Matt Moro and Jon Agan. Agan was strong on the low side, however, and shot by Moro for second on lap four.

Haase was into lapped traffic by lap eight, before 360 Rookie of the Year Nate Mills slowed to a stop nine laps in. Haase led Agan, Moro, Calvin Landis and Sawyer Phillips. The next four laps saw a great duel between Haase and Agan for the lead. Agan slid in front of Haase twice, only to have her drive back by him. Finally, he made the bottom of one and two stick to pull into the lead for good, on lap 13.

Eighth running Tasker Phillips spun with six laps to go. Agan maintained his lead for his second win of the season here and twelfth in his career. Haase held second, ahead of Sawyer Phillips who grabbed third at the white flag. Landis, Moro, hard-charger Mason Daniel, Garner, Ryan Roberts, Cody Wehrle and Joe Beaver. Moro, Tom Lenz and Christian Bowman were heat winners.

“We’ve kind of been up and down,” said Agan of his season. “We’ve been really fast away from Knoxville. It’s been rough, but I know we’re fast. Chad Kemenah and I are good friends, and we’ve been talking about something for the last month. I didn’t want to try it and take the chance, but it was rocking. I just wish we had more race season, because that thing is good. It was a fantastic night and a way to cap it off!”

“The car was good all season,” said eight-time 360 champ Clint Garner. “I can’t thank Al Parker enough for everything he does with the engines, and J&J with the cars. Everybody really works hard all summer and dedicates their life to this. I’m just the lucky one who gets to stand up here, and take the pictures and thank everyone. It’s a blast to be here and get another one of these. I’d like to thank the people who raised the funds for the 360 purse this year.”

Ryan Leavitt was never seriously challenged after taking the early lead from the second row inside in the non-stop 18-lap 305 main event. Cruising the bottom of the track, he was pursued the distance by former track champ, Matthew Stelzer. He entered lapped traffic on the eleventh circuit.

Brandon Worthington had things working well on the low side as well, and had advanced from seventh to third with six laps to go. Young was fourth, ahead of Evan Epperson. Devin Kline, the all-time feature winner leader in the class was making his final career start and ended sixth, ahead of Rob Kubli, Eric Bridger, Mike Mayberry and Joe Simbro. Bridger’s championship was his second in as many years. Young and Leavitt were heat race winners.

“That was an awesome racetrack tonight,” said Leavitt, who picked up his third win here this season, and the fourth in his career. “I could run it about anywhere. These crew guys, they work their butts off. I could diamond the car off the top or run the car on the bottom the whole way through. This team has had a rough, rough three weeks, and we’ve grown together even more. I appreciate every single person over here. We appreciate the racing community that has really reached out to us…and all these great fans who stayed with us through the power outage.”

“It was a good year for us,” said the KCCS champion Bridger, whose title came aboard his father Dwight’s machine. “We had a rough start in the beginning. We definitely ran off a lot of wins and quick times. I have to thank my mom and dad and Gary Williams. Lucas Oil does a lot for the Knoxville Championship Cup Series too, and we have to thank them.”

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410 Results

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.0: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (2); 2. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (1); 3. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (3); 4. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (6); 5. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (5); 6. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (8); 7. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (7); 8. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (4)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.1: 1. 7w, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (1); 2. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (2); 3. 2m, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (5); 4. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (3); 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (4); 6. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (6); 7. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (7)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.1: 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (4); 2. 1m, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (2); 3. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (6); 4. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (1); 5. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (5); 6. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (7); 7. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (3)

A main (started), 25 Laps, 7:43.2: 1. Kerry Madsen (5); 2. Austin McCarl (8); 3. Brooke Tatnell (9); 4. Davey Heskin (6); 5. Matt Juhl (2); 6. Terry McCarl (4); 7. Don Droud Jr. (7); 8. Josh Schneiderman (13); 9. Tasker Phillips (1); 10. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (16); 11. Bill Balog (11); 12. Hunter Schuerenberg (10); 13. Lynton Jeffrey (17); 14. Carson McCarl (14); 15. RJ Johnson (18); 16. Bobby Mincer (21); 17. Jamie Ball (15); 18. Chase Wanner (19); 19. Brian Brown (3); 20. Bob Weuve (22); 21. Glen Saville (20); 22. Rager Phillips (12). Lap Leaders: Brown 1-21, K. Madsen 22-25. Hard-charger: A. McCarl.

360 Results

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.9: 1. 2m, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (1); 2. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (2); 3. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (4); 4. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (6); 5. 33m, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (3); 6. 57, Billy Butler, Sacramento, CA (5) DNS – 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.0: 1. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (1); 2. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (4); 3. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (3); 4. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (2); 5. 7w, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (6); 6. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (5); 7. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (7)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.3: 1. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (1); 2. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (4); 3. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (3); 4. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (5); 5. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (6); 6. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (2)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Jon Agan (7); 2. McKenna Haase (1); 3. Sawyer Phillips (9); 4. Calvin Landis (6); 5. Matt Moro (3); 6. Mason Daniel (13); 7. Clint Garner (14); 8. Ryan Roberts (8); 9. Cody Wehrle (10); 10. Joe Beaver (17); 11. Christian Bowman (5); 12. Tom Lenz (4); 13. Brad Comegys (18); 14. Billy Butler (16); 15. Mitchell Alexander (15); 16. Tasker Phillips (12); 17. Nathan Mills (11); 18. John Anderson (19); 19. Ryan Giles (2) DNS – Nate Van Haaften. Lap Leaders: Haase 1-12, Agan 13-20. Hard-charger: Daniel.

305 Results

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.9: 1. 26, Chase Young, Altoona, IA (1); 2. 5c, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (2); 3. 50, Mike Ayers, West Des Moines, IA (3); 4. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (8); 5. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (5); 6. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (6); 7. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (7); 8. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (4); 9. 3TJ, Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, IA (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (2); 2. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (7); 3. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (3); 4. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (5); 5. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (4); 6. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (8); 7. 64c, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (9); 8. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (1) DNS – 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:44.3: 1. Ryan Leavitt (3); 2. Matthew Stelzer (1); 3. Brandon Worthington (7); 4. Chase Young (2); 5. Evan Epperson (9); 6. Devin Kline (5); 7. Rob Kubli (12); 8. Eric Bridger (14); 9. Mike Mayberry (4); 10. Joe Simbro (8); 11. Casey Greubel (13); 12. Jayce Jenkins (11); 13. Mike Ayers (6); 14. Jeff Wilke (10); 15. Joel Thorpe (15) DNS - Dan Henning, Mike Johnston, Jon Hughes. Lap Leader: Leavitt 1-18. Hard-charger: Bridger.

 

 

 

Way Late Update for Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101!

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(Bill W) August 22, 2018, Monroe, IA – While I’ve been busy and haven’t been updating the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com point standings, the racing has been rolling along! Last weekend alone, Donny Schatz swept through North Dakota with the World of Outlaws and Austin McCarl picked up his fifth win of the season at Park Jefferson’s $5,000 “Nationals Hangover!”

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Brian Brown (seven feature wins) leads the current standings over defending champion Kerry Madsen (three wins), Austin McCarl (five wins), Terry McCarl and Davey Heskin. Cory Eliason (one win), Brooke Tatnell, Matt Juhl (one win), Paul Nienhiser (three wins) and Jacob Patton (two wins) round out the top ten in the standings.

This weekend’s races include the IRA stop at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin and Season Championship Night at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa. Be sure to check the updated schedule below!

So far, there have been eighteen different winners in the 45 races contested with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101!

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Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

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

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 655 (7)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 618 (3) Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 548 (5)

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 382

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 338

Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 337 (1)

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 331

Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 302

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 223 (3)

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 220 (2)

Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 199

Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 185 Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 184

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 160 (3) Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 155 (1)

Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 155 (1) Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 148

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 140 (1)

Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 137

Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA, 134 Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 130

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 129

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 122

Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 121

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 120

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 117

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 114

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 113

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 113

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 110 Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 105 Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 89

Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 83 Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 76

Ryan Robinson, Foresthill, CA, 75 Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 74

Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 74 Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 74 Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA, 70 (1)

Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 68 Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 66

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 66

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 66

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 66

Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 65

Dave Blaney, Cortland, OH, 65

James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust., 58

Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 56

Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 55

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 55 Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 54

Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA 52 (1)

Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust., 50 Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 48

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 48

AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 46 Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 43

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 42 Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 40

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 39

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 39

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 38 Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 36

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 36 Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 35 Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 32 Cale Conley, Vienna, WV, 32

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30

Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 30 Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 30 Colin Smith, Sheldon, IA, 30 Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 28

Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 25

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 25

Jordan Martens, Sioux Falls, SD, 25 Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 24

Chase Briscoe, Mitchell, IN, 24

Jay Waugh, Canberra, NSW, Aust., 24

Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 24

Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 22

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA, 22

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 20

Paul May, Terre Haute, IN, 20

Brandon McMullen, Plymouth, WI, 20

Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 20

Justin Jacobsma, Hull, IA, 20 Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 18 Nathan Charron, Hartsburg, IL, 18 Brock Zearfoss, Jonesville, PA, 18

Scott Uttech, New Berlin, WI, 18 Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16 Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 16

Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 16

Tommy Barber, Brandon, SD, 16

Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN, 16 Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 14 Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 14

Matt VandeVere, Zion, IL, 14

Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 14

Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 14

Brandon Ikenberry, Wichita, KS, 14 Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 12

Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI, 12 Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 12 Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 12

Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 12 Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 10

Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 10 Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA, 8

Willie Croft, Roseville, CA, 8

Jacob Wilson, Crawfordsville, IN, 8

Michael Decker, Silver Lake, WI, 6

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6 Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN, 6 Chase Wanner, Agency, IA, 6

Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE, 6

Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO, 6

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 6

Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust., 6

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 6 Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4 Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL, 4

John Parker, Springfield, IL, 4

Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 4

Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 4

Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 2

Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 2

Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Feature Wins:

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (6)

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (4)

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (2)

Logan Schuchart, Hanover, MD (2) Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (1)

David Gravel, Watertown, CT (1)

Tentative 2018 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Welcome to OpenWheel101.com www.openwheel101.com Brad Sweet Dominates Night #2 of the Knoxville Nationals! Thursday, August 9, 2018 Brad Sweet Dominates on Night #2 of the Knoxville Nationals!

Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold)

Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder)

Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Rain)

Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)

Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)

Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Fri, May 18 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA (Cory Eliason, Selma, CA)

Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA (Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL)

Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Tue, June 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)

Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)

Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)

Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)

Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)

Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Matt Juhl, Tea, SD)

Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Thurs, July 26 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA (Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA)

Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA (Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL)

Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars (Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN)

Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55” (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)

Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55” (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)

Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA)

Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only) (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)

Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover” (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest” (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)

Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Sept 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 2 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA “Herb Barlow Memorial”

Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial”

Sat, Sept 8 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial”

Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA

Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA

Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”

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

Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Fri, Oct 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA

Sat, Oct 6 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA

Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO

Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

Sat, Oct 20 – Dodge City (KS) Speedway WoO

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Brad Sweet is Knoxville Nationals Champion!

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 11, 2018) – Brad Sweet completed a sweep of three events in seven days at the Knoxville Raceway, with his popular victory in front of a sellout crowd in the finale of the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. The win was worth $150,000 for the Grass Valley, California native and came aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing #49 team. The biggest win in sprint car racing was preceded by wins for Sweet in Thursday’s qualifying night, and Sunday’s Capitani Classic.

The parade lap for the finale was paced by the Jason Johnson Racing #41. When the green flew, Sweet took off from the pole and led early in the 50-lapper over fellow front row starter, Chad Kemenah, Donny Schatz, Aaron Reutzel and Kyle Larson. Larson moved by both Reutzel and Schatz to take third by lap three. Undeterred, Schatz worked back by Larson on lap six.

Sweet was in lapped traffic by the seventh circuit. Schatz took to the cushion, passing Kemenah for second on lap nine. Larson followed him into third on lap ten. Sweet built a lead of 3.8 seconds on lap 15, while Larson and Schatz engaged in an epic duel behind him. Meanwhile, Kemenah and Reutzel were also battling for fourth.

Rico Abreu was running ninth when he tipped over in turn four on lap 19. He was uninjured. Sweet led Schatz, Larson, Reutzel and Kemenah back to green. Larson slid in front of Schatz for second, before the field stopped for the mandatory red flag period on lap 25. At the time, the top ten included Sweet, Larson, Schatz, Kemenah, Reutzel, Tim Shaffer, Carson Macedo, Kerry Madsen, Shane Stewart and Ian Madsen.

Reutzel jumped into fourth, and Macedo cracked the top five on lap 27. Sweet missed his mark on lap 28, and Larson got by for a pair of laps, before “The Big Cat” took control again. He was in lapped traffic and pulling away again on lap 34. Schatz reeled in Larson, passing him with nine to go.

While Schatz’s car was getting better and sizing up Sweet, Kerry Madsen crashed with two to go while running eighth. That set up a two-lap Dash to the checkers.

Sweet hit his marks perfectly, and edged Schatz by .133 of a second. Larson, Reutzel and Tim Kaeding followed. Macedo, Kemenah, Logan Schuchart, Shane Stewart and hard-charger David Gravel rounded out the top ten. Dave Blaney won the D main, Sam Hafertepe Jr. claimed the C main, and Parker Price-Miller took the B main.

Special awards included the Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award won by Carson Macedo, and Rookie of the Nationals, won by Gio Scelzi. The Best Appearing Car went to Sheldon Haudenschild, followed by Terry McCarl and Brian Brown. Best Appearing Crew went to the Jason Johnson Racing #41, followed by the Stenhouse/Marshall #17 team and the Tony Vermeer Racing #55.

“How about that sh*t boys and girls?” asked an excited Sweet in Victory Lane. “I held off two of the best in the business. This car was flying all weekend. It wasn’t easy against the hardest competition in the world. I made a few mistakes. I wasn’t sure if I wanted that (late red) or I didn’t. Donny was breathing down my neck. I thought I better hit these two laps on the bottom perfect. They weren’t perfect, but they were good enough to get the win! I was uptight and nervous all day. That video of Jason Johnson came on (in pre-race ceremonies), and I teared up. My mind went really calm. I knew what Jason would do…just run the sh*t out of it! That’s what I did. I sure hope he’s looking down smiling. I dreamed about the feeling he had when he won it. It’s unbelievable! I just want to cry, faint, hug, kiss and drink lots of beer!”

“We were good at the end,” said Schatz. “We just had to go where he wasn’t. That yellow helped us with two to go and gave us a chance. We made the best of it, but he was really good. He could go anywhere on the racetrack. Hat’s off to these guys, they worked awful hard for it. They worked hard for it. We did our best…it was just second best.”

“It was a lot of fun,” said Larson. “It was a good race. I felt we were the best three cars all week. It was a lot of fun racing Donny the first half. I was able to get by him before the break, and give Brad a run there for a little while. I’m so happy for Brad. He’ll be my brother-in-law here in a month. It’s cool to have a family member win the Knoxville Nationals, and to get to duke it out a little bit there with him for the lead.”

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Results of the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores

D Main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. 70, Dave Blaney, High Point, NC (2); 2. 71x, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (3); 3. 7c, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (1); 4. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (4); 5. 99G, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (6); 6. 9R, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (5) / 7. 17w, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (8); 8. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (14); 9. 9x, Jake Bubak, Arvada, OH (10); 10. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (9); 11. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (12); 12. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (17); 13. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (7); 14. 84, Tom Harris, Banbury, OXFD, UK (16); 15. 25, Bobby McMahan, Elk Grove, CA (13); 16. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (15); 17. 28P, Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN (11); 18. 18J, Jenna Frazier, Rio Linda, CA (19); 19. 10, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (18) DNS – 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA; 12N, Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH; 44M, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA; 28AU, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust.; 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust.; 0, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust.; G1, Gary Taylor, Snohomish, WA; 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust.; 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK; 2c, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK; 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA; 4K, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA; 2mm, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA; 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA; 91, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ

C Main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (2); 2. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (6); 3. 35P, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (1); 4. 17x, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (13); 5. 44, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (3) / 6. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (8); 7. 7w, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15); 8. 29, Willie Croft, Fresno, CA (16); 9. 70s, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (17); 10. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (11); 11. 81, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH (10); 12. Kevin Thomas Jr. (20); 13. Dave Blaney (19); 14. 17wx, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (18); 15. 1x, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (7); 16. 91T, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (4); 17. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (5); 18. Skylar Gee (23); 19. Rager Phillips (24); 20. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (14); 21. John Carney II (21); 22. Matt Covington (22); 23. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (12) DNS – 3H, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust.; 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can.; 48, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA

B Main (started), 22 Laps, 6:18.5: 1. 71P, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (1); 2. 9, Daryn Pittman, Bixby, OK (3); 3. 5, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (7); 4. 4, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (4) / 5. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (9); 6. 24w, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA (2); 7. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (11); 8. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (16); 9. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (6); 10. 35, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (12); 11. Spencer Bayston (22); 12. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (19); 13. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (10); 14. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (5); 15. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (18); 16. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (13); 17. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (14); 18. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (20); 19. Skylar Prochaska (21); 20. 7s, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (17); 21. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (15); 22. Trey Starks (24); 23. 5H, Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust. (8); 24. Josh Baughman (23) DNS – 26, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN

A Main (started), 50 Laps, NT: 1. Brad Sweet (1); 2. Donny Schatz (4); 3. Kyle Larson (3); 4. Aaron Reutzel (5); 5. Tim Kaeding (10); 6. Carson Macedo (8); 7. Chad Kemenah (2); 8. Logan Schuchart (17); 9. Shane Stewart (15); 10. David Gravel (23); 11. Ian Madsen (11); 12. Tim Shaffer (7); 13. Jacob Allen (12); 14. Gio Scelzi (9); 15. Greg Hodnett (14); 16. Dominic Scelzi (25); 17. Daryn Pittman (22); 18. Parker Price-Miller (21); 19. Brock Zearfoss (24); 20. Matt Juhl (20); 21. Paul McMahan (19); 22. Kerry Madsen (6); 23. Terry McCarl (16); 24. Rico Abreu (13); 25. Brian Brown (18). Lap Leaders: Sweet 1-27, Larson 28-29, Sweet 30-50. Hard-charger: Gravel.

 

Carson Macedo Wins 17th Annual Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 11, 2018 – Carson Macedo’s strong Southern Iowa Sprintweek netted him the 2018 Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award! His 330 points bested second place Gio Scelzi (237), Terry McCarl (256), Tim Kaeding (250) and Cory Eliason (233).

Beaver Drill & Tool Company of Kansas City is the new title sponsor of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award for 2018. The Vielhauer family, well-known in the sprint car racing community and owners of Beaver Drill & Tool Co., have increased the prize money to $2,000 for first, $1,250 for second and $750 for third.

2018 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Final Top Five

1. Carson Macedo, California, 330 points ($2,000); 2. Gio Scelzi, California, 287 points ($1,250); 3. Terry McCarl, Iowa, 256 points ($750); 4. Tim Kaeding, California, 250 points; 5. Cory Eliason, California, 233 points

History of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings…

2017 - 1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 332 points ($1,500); 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 261 points; 3. Brad Sweet, California, 238 points; 4. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 236 points; 5. Trey Starks, Washington, 218 points

2016 – 1. Jamie Veal, Victoria, 271 points ($2,500); 2. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 257 points ($1,000); 3. Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 222 points ($500); 4. Terry McCarl, Iowa 221 points; 5. Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 217 points.

2015 – 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 277 points ($2,500); 2., Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 275 points ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 259 points ($500); 4., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 246 points; 5., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 234 points.

2014 – 1., Brian Brown, Missouri, 296 points ($2,500); 2., Mark Dobmeier, North Dakota, 271 points ($1,000); 3., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 257 points ($500); 4., Ian Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 232 points; 5., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Texas, 219 points.

2013 - 1., Kevin Swindell, Tennessee, 312 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 288 points ($1,000); 3., Kyle Larson, California, 285 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 268 points; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 250 points.

2012 - 1., Kyle Larson, California, 350 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 276 points ($1,000); 3., Tim Kaeding, California, 268 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 253 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 246 points.

2011 - 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 321 points ($2,500); 2., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 291 points ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 259 points ($500); 4., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 237 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 227 points.

2010 – 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 229 ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 219 ($500); 4., Bronson Maeschen, Iowa, 215; 5., Brian Brown, Missouri, 207.

2009 - 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 253 ($1,000); 3., Johnny Herrera, New Mexico, 239 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 224; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 213.

2008 - 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 314 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 274 ($1,000); 3., Brooke Tatnell ($500), New South Wales, Australia, 271; 4., Tyler Walker, California, 261; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 233.

2007 – 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 266 points ($2,500); 2., Kaley Gharst, Illinois, 252 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 249 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 192; 5., Jonathan Allard, California, 182.

2006 – 1., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 309 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 247 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 227 ($500); 4., Don Droud, Jr., Nebraska, 201; 5., Gary Wright, Texas, 187.

2005 – 1., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 303 points ($2,500); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 258 ($1,000); 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 235; 4., Jesse Hockett, Missouri, 227; 5., Jesse Giannetto, Iowa, 214.

2004 - 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 217 points ($3,000); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 183; 3., Zach Chappell, Oklahoma, 182; 4., Tim Kaeding, California, 165; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 160.

2003 – 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 238 points ($2,500); 2., Erin Crocker, Massachusetts, 186; 3., Travis Rilat, Texas, 183; 4., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 177; 5., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 175.

2002 – 1., Ricky Logan, Arkansas, 202 points ($1,500); 2., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 186; 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 171; 4., Brad Furr, California, 170; 5., Kasey Kahne, Washington, 160.

Those seeking information on the two participating tracks of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

Carson Macedo Leads 17th Annual Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings Heading into Saturday finale!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 11, 2018 – Carson Macedo’s finish in Friday’s Speed Sport World Challenge has garnered him the lead in the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” point standings. The final event is Saturday night’s 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals finale! Macedo needs only to take the green in the championship event to clinch the “Mr. Sprint Car” title!

Beaver Drill & Tool Company of Kansas City is the new title sponsor of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award for 2018. The Vielhauer family, well-known in the sprint car racing community and owners of Beaver Drill & Tool Co., have increased the prize money to $2,000 for first, $1,250 for second and $750 for third.

Current 2018 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings…

1. Carson Macedo, California, 285 points; 2. Gio Scelzi, California, 250 points; 3. Terry McCarl, Iowa, 228 points; 4. Cory Eliason, California, 223 points; 5. Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 222 points; 6. Tim Kaeding, California, 194 points; 7. Dominic Scelzi, California, 186 points; 8. (tie) Brian Brown, 184 points; Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 184 points; 10. Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 181 points.

History of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings…

2017 - 1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 332 points ($1,500); 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 261 points; 3. Brad Sweet, California, 238 points; 4. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 236 points; 5. Trey Starks, Washington, 218 points

2016 – 1. Jamie Veal, Victoria, 271 points ($2,500); 2. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 257 points ($1,000); 3. Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 222 points ($500); 4. Terry McCarl, Iowa 221 points; 5. Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 217 points.

2015 – 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 277 points ($2,500); 2., Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 275 points ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 259 points ($500); 4., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 246 points; 5., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 234 points.

2014 – 1., Brian Brown, Missouri, 296 points ($2,500); 2., Mark Dobmeier, North Dakota, 271 points ($1,000); 3., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 257 points ($500); 4., Ian Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 232 points; 5., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Texas, 219 points.

2013 - 1., Kevin Swindell, Tennessee, 312 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 288 points ($1,000); 3., Kyle Larson, California, 285 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 268 points; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 250 points.

2012 - 1., Kyle Larson, California, 350 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 276 points ($1,000); 3., Tim Kaeding, California, 268 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 253 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 246 points.

2011 - 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 321 points ($2,500); 2., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 291 points ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 259 points ($500); 4., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 237 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 227 points.

2010 – 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 229 ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 219 ($500); 4., Bronson Maeschen, Iowa, 215; 5., Brian Brown, Missouri, 207.

2009 - 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 253 ($1,000); 3., Johnny Herrera, New Mexico, 239 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 224; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 213.

2008 - 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 314 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 274 ($1,000); 3., Brooke Tatnell ($500), New South Wales, Australia, 271; 4., Tyler Walker, California, 261; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 233.

2007 – 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 266 points ($2,500); 2., Kaley Gharst, Illinois, 252 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 249 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 192; 5., Jonathan Allard, California, 182.

2006 – 1., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 309 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 247 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 227 ($500); 4., Don Droud, Jr., Nebraska, 201; 5., Gary Wright, Texas, 187.

2005 – 1., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 303 points ($2,500); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 258 ($1,000); 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 235; 4., Jesse Hockett, Missouri, 227; 5., Jesse Giannetto, Iowa, 214.

2004 - 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 217 points ($3,000); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 183; 3., Zach Chappell, Oklahoma, 182; 4., Tim Kaeding, California, 165; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 160.

2003 – 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 238 points ($2,500); 2., Erin Crocker, Massachusetts, 186; 3., Travis Rilat, Texas, 183; 4., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 177; 5., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 175.

2002 – 1., Ricky Logan, Arkansas, 202 points ($1,500); 2., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 186; 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 171; 4., Brad Furr, California, 170; 5., Kasey Kahne, Washington, 160.

Those seeking information on the two participating tracks of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

Redemption for Logan Schuchart on Hard Knox Night at Knoxville!

Dominic Scelzi Cashes in “Golden Ticket” with World Challenge Win

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 10, 2018) – Logan Schuchart took a big step towards redeeming himself with his first career win at the Knoxville Raceway in Friday’s FVP “Hard Knox” Night at the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals. After being disqualified Wednesday for not visiting the scales in a transfer spot, the Hanover, Pennsylvania native won a spirited duel with Brian Brown to claim the win and a guaranteed spot in Saturday night’s $150,000 to win championship event. Brown will join him in the “Big Dance” along with Paul McMahan and Matt Juhl as the top four finishers (full Saturday lineups below).

Schuchart grabbed the early lead in the 25-lap main event, ahead of Brown, McMahan and Sheldon Haudenschild. When Haudenschild got sideways on the second lap, Juhl shot into fourth. On lap five, Brown rode the cushion by Schuchart for the first of four lead changes. The leaders entered lapped traffic on lap eight, and Juhl got by McMahan for third.

Schuchart found his way back to the point in heavy lapped traffic on the tenth circuit before Spencer Bayston got into the turn one wall. Haudenschild grabbed the final transfer from Juhl on the restart, in a battle that was every bit as good as the one for the lead. Juhl would snatch it back at the halfway point.

Brown would recapture the lead with ten to go, but Schuchart would rebound to regain the fore for good a lap later. Both Haudenschild and Jamie Veal pressed Juhl for the coveted fourth position. Haudenschild would shoot by for the spot, but a ride over the inside berm in turn three would give the spot back to Juhl.

Up front, Schuchart pulled away in traffic, and took Brown, McMahan and Juhl with him to Saturday night’s championship event. Haudenschild finished sixth and will start 11th in Saturday’s B. Veal, Sammy Swindell, Davey Heskin, Hunter Schuerenberg and Brent Marks rounded out the top ten. Schuchart and Brown set quick times over their respective groups, while Clint Garner, Don Droud Jr., Josh Schneiderman, Brown, McMahan and Haudenschild won heat races. Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Bayston took the B mains.

“If anyone was going to ask, I know where the scales are now,” said a happy Schuchart in Victory Lane. “My leader of this team (grandfather Bobby Allen who is in the hospital) has taught me its not about how you get knocked down, it’s how you get back up. He’s taught Jacob (Allen) and I since we were young kids if you work hard enough, you can get to where you want to go. He’s the man and a champion. He won this thing in 1990 with little to nothing. He’s my hero, and it’s weird him not being here. It’s the first race my grandpa has not been at since I was about ten years old. I know he’s watching, and he’s proud. He’s got both his cars in the A main tomorrow night.”

“I’ve never been so happy to run second in my life at Knoxville,” said Brown. “Logan…he does a phenomenal job, night in and night out. We were racing so hard. I knew I was using my tires up pretty good. I’m just happy. If you knew what we went through the last forty hours, you would cringe. It shows you to work hard and never give up. We start 18th tomorrow, and I’m ready. After last night, I figured there’d be no way. We had a vibration and figured out what it was.”

“I just can’t thank my guys enough,” said an emotional McMahan. “To be here at Knoxville, and put it in the show, I’m so blessed. Our team is just a bunch of misfits that give me a hell of a racecar every night. My wife’s not here, so that’s hard for me right now. My son and my daughter are here, my mom and dad and my brother are here. We’ve got the whole family here.”

“It’s unbelievable and a dream come true,” said Juhl of his first Knoxville Nationals A main start. “My guys worked their tails off. This is a phenomenal place to come to (and race weekly). I drive five hours every week to come here, and we will keep doing it. It’s awesome to come down here and you get treated so well. It sets you up for the Nationals too.”

Wild World Challenge

The Speed Sport World Challenge was a wild affair that saw Dominic Scelzi earn a “Golden Ticket” as Saturday night’s 25th starter in the Knoxville Nationals championship event. Allan Woods would tip over before a lap could be completed, and when Jordyn Brazier exited, it left just sixteen entries.

Brooke Tatnell led from the pole early over Skylar Gee, Scelzi, James McFadden and Cory Eliason. Scelzi would slide by Gee for second on lap four. McFadden would follow him into third three laps later, before the United Kingdom’s Tom Harris stopped in turn four.

Scelzi would use the restart to slide by Tatnell. McFadden followed him into second, while Austin McCarl moved into fourth. Tatnell would get over the turn one cushion and spin ten laps in. Carson Macedo, Kerry Madsen and Ian Madsen took evasive maneuvers to avoid him, with Ian suffering some right front damage.

Scelzi led McFadden, McCarl, Tim Kaeding and Gee back to green. Kaeding was on the move and used the low side to gain third on the restart. In some great action, McCarl would shoot from fourth to second on lap 12, before McFadden reclaimed the runner-up spot a lap later. On lap fourteen, McCarl and Kaeding put McFadden behind them and battled for second.

Meanwhile, Scelzi was pulling away for his first win here over Kaeding, McCarl, Kerry Madsen and McFadden. Macedo, Gee, Tatnell, Eliason and Terry McCarl rounded out the top ten.

“I’m so out of shape, I’m worn out!” said an excited Scelzi in Victory Lane. “My guys gave me a perfect racecar. We’ve been so good around here all year. I’m speechless. We’re in the show. I’ve been waiting 21 years to say that. Never in a million years did I think I’d win here, especially in front of a Nationals crowd on Friday night. I’ve got so many emotions running through my mind. This is the greatest moment of my life by far!”

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Saturday Night Lineups for the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores

A main

Row

1. 49 Brad Sweet (Grass Valley, CA) 10H Chad Kemenah (Alvada, OH)

2. 57 Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA) 15 Donny Schatz (Fargo, ND)

3. 87 Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX) 2M Kerry Madsen (St. Marys, NSW, Aust)

4. 49X Tim Shaffer (Aliquippa, PA) 41 Carson Macedo (Lemoore, CA)

5. 71 Gio Scelzi (Fresno, CA) 3 Tim Kaeding (San Jose, CA)

6. 18 Ian Madsen (St. Marys, NSW, Aust) 1A Jacob Allen (Hanover, PA)

7. 24R Rico Abreu (St. Helena, CA) 27 Greg Hodnett (Spring Grove, PA)

8. 2 Shane Stewart (Bixby, OK) 24 Terry McCarl (Altoona, IA)

9. 1S Logan Schuchart (Hanover, PA) 21 Brian Brown (Grain Valley, MO)

10. 13X Paul McMahan (Nashville, TN) 09 Matt Juhl (Tea, SD) 11. 1ST B TRANSFER 2ND B TRANSFER 12. 3RD B TRANSFER 4TH B TRANSFER

13. 41S Dominic Scelzi (Fresno, CA)

B Main

Row

1. 71P Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN) 24W Lucas Wolfe (Mechanicsburg, PA)

2. 9 Daryn Pittman (Owasso, OK) 4 Brock Zearfoss (Jonesville, PA)

3. 83 Cory Eliason (Selma, CA) 13 Mark Dobmeier (Grand Forks, ND)

4. 5 David Gravel (Watertown, CT) 5H Sammy Walsh (Orangeville, NSW, Aust)

5. 2KS Austin McCarl (Altoona, IA) 11K Kraig Kinser (Bloomington, IN)

6. 17 Sheldon Haudenschild (Wooster, OH) 35 Jamie Veal (Warrnambool, VIC, Aust) 7. 1 Sammy Swindell (Germantown, TN) 56N Davey Heskin (St. Michael, MN)

8. 97G Hunter Schuerenberg (Sikeston, MO) 19 Brent Marks (Myerstown, PA)

9. 7S Jason Sides (Bartlett, TN) 55 Brooke Tatnell (Sans Souci, NSW, Aust)

10. 26 Joey Saldana (Brownsburg, IN) 49J Josh Schneiderman (West Burlington, IA)

C Main

Row

1. 35P Skylar Prochaska (Lakefield, MN) 15H Sam Hafertepe Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX)

2. 44 Trey Starks (Puyallup, WA) 91T Cale Thomas (Fairland, IN)

3. 40 Clint Garner (Sioux Falls, SD) 39 Spencer Bayston (Lebanon, IN)

4. 1X Don Droud Jr. (Lincoln, NE) W20 Greg Wilson (Benton Ridge, OH)

5. 3H James McFadden (Ormeau, QLD, Aust) 81 Lee Jacobs (Dalton, OH)

6. 68 Chase Johnson (Penngrove, CA) 99 Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, OK)

7. 17X Josh Baughman (Odessa, TX) 19P Paige Polyak (Tiffin, OH)

8. 21K Thomas Kennedy (Winnipeg, MB, Can) 7W Tasker Phillips (Pleasantville, IA)

9. 29 Willie Croft (Roseville, CA) 70S Jeff Swindell (Bartlett, TN)

10. 48 Danny Dietrich (Gettysburg, PA) 17WX Shane Golobic (Fremont, CA)

D Main

Row

1. 7C John Carney II (El Paso, TX) 70 Dave Blaney (High Point, NC)

2. 71X Kevin Thomas Jr. (Cullman, AL) 95 Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK)

3. 12N Cole Duncan (Lockbourne, OH) 9R Rager Phillips (Pleasantville, IA)

4. 99G Skylar Gee (Leduc, ALB, Can) 7 Carson McCarl (Altoona, IA)

5. 17W Harli White (Lindsay, OK) 15M Bobby Mincer (Burlington, IA)

6. 44M Chris Martin (Ankeny, IA) 9X Jake Bubak (Arvada, CO)

7. 28P Brian Paulus (Mooresville, IN) 71A RJ Johnson (Tampa, FL)

8. 25 Bobby McMahan (Elk Grove, CA) 3P Sawyer Phillips (Pleasantville, IA)

9. 2K Kevin Ingle (Huron, SD) 28AU Allan Woods (Brisbane, QLD, Aust)

10. 84 Tom Harris (Banbury, OXFD, UK) 21AU Jordyn Brazier (Sydney, NSW, Aust)

E Main

Row

1. 0 Lynton Jeffrey (Sydney, NSW, Aust) G1 Gary Taylor (Snohomish, WA)

2. 17B Bill Balog (Hartland, WI) 28 Scott Bogucki (McLaren Vale, SA, Aust)

3. 10 Clyde Knipp (California, MO) 11 Roger Crockett (Medford, OR)

4. 2C Wayne Johnson (Tuttle, OK) 5J Jamie Ball (Knoxville, IA)

5. 18J Jenna Frazier (Rio Linda, CA) 85 Chase Wanner (Batavia, IA)

6. 2mm Matt Moro (Polk City, IA)

 

 

Gio Scelzi Leads 17th Annual Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings Heading Into Friday’s World Challenge!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 10, 2018 – Gio Scelzi holds a slim ten point lead over Carson Macedo heading into Friday night’s Speed Sport World Chalenge at the Knoxville Raceway. The rest of the top six in the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” point standings includes Macedo, Sammy Swindell, Terry McCarl, Greg Hodnett and Brian Brown.

Beaver Drill & Tool Company of Kansas City is the new title sponsor of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award for 2018. The Vielhauer family, well-known in the sprint car racing community and owners of Beaver Drill & Tool Co., have increased the prize money to $2,000 for first, $1,250 for second and $750 for third.

Current 2018 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings…

1. Gio Scelzi, California, 250 points; 2. Carson Macedo, California, 240 points; 3. Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 222 points; 4. Terry McCarl, Iowa, 187 points; 5. (tie) Brian Brown, 184 points; Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 184 points; 7. Cory Eilason, California, 181 points; 8. Shane Golobic, California, 172 points; 9. Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 162 points; 10. Joey Saldana, 158 points.

History of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings…

2017 - 1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 332 points ($1,500); 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 261 points; 3. Brad Sweet, California, 238 points; 4. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 236 points; 5. Trey Starks, Washington, 218 points

2016 – 1. Jamie Veal, Victoria, 271 points ($2,500); 2. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 257 points ($1,000); 3. Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 222 points ($500); 4. Terry McCarl, Iowa 221 points; 5. Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 217 points.

2015 – 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 277 points ($2,500); 2., Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 275 points ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 259 points ($500); 4., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 246 points; 5., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 234 points.

2014 – 1., Brian Brown, Missouri, 296 points ($2,500); 2., Mark Dobmeier, North Dakota, 271 points ($1,000); 3., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 257 points ($500); 4., Ian Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 232 points; 5., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Texas, 219 points.

2013 - 1., Kevin Swindell, Tennessee, 312 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 288 points ($1,000); 3., Kyle Larson, California, 285 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 268 points; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 250 points.

2012 - 1., Kyle Larson, California, 350 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 276 points ($1,000); 3., Tim Kaeding, California, 268 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 253 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 246 points.

2011 - 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 321 points ($2,500); 2., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 291 points ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 259 points ($500); 4., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 237 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 227 points.

2010 – 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 229 ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 219 ($500); 4., Bronson Maeschen, Iowa, 215; 5., Brian Brown, Missouri, 207.

2009 - 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 253 ($1,000); 3., Johnny Herrera, New Mexico, 239 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 224; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 213.

2008 - 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 314 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 274 ($1,000); 3., Brooke Tatnell ($500), New South Wales, Australia, 271; 4., Tyler Walker, California, 261; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 233.

2007 – 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 266 points ($2,500); 2., Kaley Gharst, Illinois, 252 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 249 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 192; 5., Jonathan Allard, California, 182.

2006 – 1., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 309 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 247 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 227 ($500); 4., Don Droud, Jr., Nebraska, 201; 5., Gary Wright, Texas, 187.

2005 – 1., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 303 points ($2,500); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 258 ($1,000); 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 235; 4., Jesse Hockett, Missouri, 227; 5., Jesse Giannetto, Iowa, 214.

2004 - 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 217 points ($3,000); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 183; 3., Zach Chappell, Oklahoma, 182; 4., Tim Kaeding, California, 165; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 160.

2003 – 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 238 points ($2,500); 2., Erin Crocker, Massachusetts, 186; 3., Travis Rilat, Texas, 183; 4., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 177; 5., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 175.

2002 – 1., Ricky Logan, Arkansas, 202 points ($1,500); 2., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 186; 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 171; 4., Brad Furr, California, 170; 5., Kasey Kahne, Washington, 160.

Those seeking information on the two participating tracks of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

Brad Sweet Dominates on Night #2 of the Knoxville Nationals!

Brad Sweet and Chad Kemenah Will Start on Row One Saturday Night

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 9, 2018) – Brad Sweet picked up where he left off in Sunday’s Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank, by dominating the Thursday Toyota Night qualifier for the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. The Grass Valley, California native took home $12,000 for his win in the Kasey Kahne Racing #49. Sweet also secured himself the pole position for Saturday night’s $150,000 championship event. He will be flanked by Ohio’s Chad Kemenah, while the second row will be comprised of Wednesday high point drivers Kyle Larson and Donny Schatz.

Sweet started sixth in the 25-lapper, but wasted no time in getting to the front. He had the lead by turns three and four, ahead of Mark Dobmeier, Rico Abreu, Terry McCarl and Jacob Allen. Josh Schneiderman smacked the wall on the backstretch and slowed to a stop to bring a caution one lap in. Sammy Swindell spun a lap later, but fortunately, just avoided tipping over.

The rest of the event went green. Sweet led the field back to green ahead of Abreu, who had passed Dobmeier, McCarl and Allen. Tim Kaeding moved into the top five on the restart, and then grabbed fourth from McCarl on lap four. David Gravel, who started 13th shot from sixth to fourth on lap five. Two circuits later, he worked by Dobmeier for third.

Sweet jetted into lapped traffic on lap nine. He built a huge lead over Abreu that eclipsed four seconds with ten to go. There was no stopping the “Big Cat”, who took the checkers ahead of Abreu, Gravel, Kaeding and McCarl. Chad Kemenah, Cory Eliason, hard-charger Shane Stewart (from 23rd), quick timer Carson Macedo and Kraig Kinser rounded out the top ten. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Chris Martin, Dave Blaney, Swindell and Eliason won heat races. Don Droud Jr. took the C main, while Macedo claimed the B.

“That was fun,” said Sweet in Victory Lane, who will also receive $2,000 from SprintCarUnlimited.com for earning Saturday’s pole. “The car has been on rails all weekend. The job is only half done now. We’re obviously in good position on Saturday night. That’s what it’s all about. I think we made a little bit of a statement tonight. We by far had the best car. I feel like they’re going to be gunning for us on Saturday, so we just need to do our job. I feel like coming to (races like the Capitani Classic)…it doesn’t pay a lot and the competition is so tough…I need that extra track time. I’m not Donny Schatz. We’ve been tuning on this racecar.”

“That felt good,” said Abreu. “We just keep getting our car better and better. Thanks to all the fans…it’s cool to see this place packed. It’s cool to be in this environment. There’s no place in the world that creates so much energy. It’s a lot like the Chili Bowl…and both are races we’ve had success at. Three years in a row to be locked in the A main, it just shows how good this team is.”

“We had kind of a disappointing day qualifying,” said Gravel. “We really needed to win that heat race. It just wasn’t a good night point-wise. We had a really good car early in that A main. It wasn’t what we wanted, but we made the best of it. We’ll move on, we just needed to qualify better.”

Two firsts for the Knoxville Nationals occurred. Gio Scelzi, just 16 years, eight months and 14 days old this Saturday, will become the youngest driver to ever qualify for the championship event. That eclipses Jeff Gordon’s 1989 start at 18 years, and 15 days old. Also, Tom Harris of Banbury, Oxfordshire, became the first driver to compete at the Knoxville Nationals from the United Kingdom.

The top sixteen drivers locking themselves into Saturday night’s A main in the first eight rows included Sweet, Kemenah, Larson, Schatz, Aaron Reutzel, Kerry Madsen, Tim Shaffer, Carson Macedo, Gio Scelzi, Tim Kaeding, Ian Madsen, Jacob Allen, Rico Abreu, Greg Hodnett, Shane Stewart and Terry McCarl.

Those drivers who will start in rows one through five of Saturday’s B main include Parker Price-Miller, Lucas Wolfe, Daryn Pittman, Brock Zearfoss, Cory Eliason, Mark Dobmeier, David Gravel, Sammy Walsh, Austin McCarl and Kraig Kinser.

Friday’s FVP Night will include the drivers who missed the top 26 in points. The top four finishers in Friday night’s main event will earn starting spots 17-20 in Saturday’s championship. The fifth place finisher will start 11th in Saturday’s B. The $10,000 Speed Sport World Challenge will also be run. If the winner of the race has not qualified already for Saturday night’s main event, they will be awarded the 25th starting spot. Two-time and defending World Series Sprintcars (WSS) champion James McFadden will start on the pole, alongside Lynton Jeffrey.

The 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores continues with FVP night, Friday, August 10. There are still tickets available for the biggest event in sprint car racing! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com! Knoxville Raceway - Sprint Car Capital of the World! www.knoxvilleraceway.com Knoxville Raceway: 5h: 8 more days until the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store on August 8-11!!! Order tickets now! ️ bit.ly/2u1lVMo more

Toyota Night #2 of the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 41, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (9), 15.520; 2. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (6), 15.608; 3. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (20), 15.627; 4. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (1), 15.634; 5. 71P, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (41), 15.643; 6. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Au (19), 15.691; 7. 44, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (5), 15.748; 8. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (10), 15.767; 9. 2, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (50), 15.783; 10. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (18), 15.810; 11. 91T, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (3), 15.838; 12. 1X, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (2), 15.857; 13. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (47), 15.861; 14. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (36), 15.862; 15. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (35), 15.894; 16. 7C, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (21), 15.902; 17. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (33), 15.925; 18. 99G, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (14), 15.942; 19. 48, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (16), 15.948; 20. 35, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (34), 15.97; 21. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (26), 15.977; 22. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (40), 15.980; 23. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (13), 15.982; 24. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (44), 15.985; 25. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (49), 15.989; 26. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (23), 15.993; 27. 26, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (42), 16.001; 28. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (12), 16.005; 29. 5, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (46), 16.020; 30. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (31), 16.026; 31. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (45), 16.032; 32. 9R, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15), 16.059; 33. 70, Dave Blaney, High Point, NC (11), 16.076; 34. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (51), 16.084; 35. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (39), 16.121; 36. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (29), 16.123; 37. 44M, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (7), 16.125; 38. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (48), 16.137; 39. G1, Gary Taylor, Snohomish, WA (37), 16.150; 40. 25, Bobby McMahan, Elk Grove, CA (22), 16.204; 41. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (28), 16.214; 42. 35P, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (17), 16.244; 43. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (25), 16.258; 44. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (43), 16.259; 45. 28AU, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (32), 16.274; 46. 81, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH (30), 16.308; 47. 3X, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (24), 16.308; 48. 91, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (27), 16.332; 49. 18J, Jenna Frazier, Rio Linda, CA (8), 17.756; 50. 84, Tom Harris, Banbury, OXFD, UK (38), 18.088; 51. 2MM, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (4), NT.

Heat one (started), 10 Laps, 2:42.8: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 2. Mark Dobmeier (4); 3. Kraig Kinser (3); 4. John Carney II (5) / 5. Scott Bogucki (7); 6. Carson Macedo (8); 7. Matt Covington (1); 8. Cale Thomas (6) / 9. Lee Jacobs (10); 10. Thomas Kennedy (9)

Heat two (started), 10 Laps, 2:47.1: 1. Chris Martin (1); 2. Rico Abreu (5); 3. Spencer Bayston (4); 4. Chad Kemenah (8) / 5. Rager Phillips (2); 6. Jac Haudenschild (10); 7. Joey Saldana (3); 8. Trey Starks (7) / 9. Skylar Prochaska (9); 10. Don Droud Jr. (6)

Heat three (started), 10 Laps, 2:45.9: 1. Dave Blaney (2); 2. Tim Kaeding (6); 3. Harli White (3); 4. Jacob Allen (8) / 5. Skylar Gee (5); 6. Greg Wilson (9); 7. Jordyn Brazier (4); 8. Paige Polyak (7) / 9. Kyle Reinhardt (10); 10. Brian Brown (1)

Heat four (started), 10 Laps, 2:44.2: 1. Sammy Swindell (2); 2. Brad Sweet (8); 3. Gary Taylor (1); 4. David Gravel (3) / 5. Shane Stewart (7); 6. Brooke Tatnell (4); 7. Josh Baughman (6); 8. Danny Dietrich (5) / 9. RJ Johnson (9); 10. Jenna Frazier (10)

Heat five (started), 10 Laps, 2:45.1: 1. Cory Eliason (4); 2. Wayne Johnson (2); 3. Josh Schneiderman (3); 4. Terry McCarl (6); 5. Parker Price-Miller (8); 6. Jamie Veal (5); 7. Carson McCarl (7); 8. Allan Woods (9); 9. Bobby McMahan (1); 10. Tom Harris (10)

C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:18.1: 1. Don Droud Jr. (1); 2. RJ Johnson (4); 3. Bobby McMahan (2); 4. Lee Jacobs (5) / 5. Skylar Prochaska (3); 6. Tom Harris (6) DNS - 7. Thomas Kennedy; 8. Kyle Reinhardt; 9. Brian Brown; 10. Jenna Frazier; 11. Matt Moro

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Carson Macedo (1); 2. Parker Price-Miller (2); 3. Shane Stewart (6); 4. Jamie Veal (12) / 5. Scott Bogucki (3); 6. Danny Dietrich (11); 7. Don Droud Jr. (19); 8. Cale Thomas (8); 9. Josh Baughman (9); 10. Greg Wilson (18); 11. Skylar Gee (10); 12. Brooke Tatnell (14); 13. Rager Phillips (16); 14. Lee Jacobs (23); 15. Allan Woods (17); 16. RJ Johnson (22); 17. Paige Polyak (5); 18. Trey Starks (4); 19. Joey Saldana (15); 20. Carson McCarl (7); 21. Jordyn Brazier (13); 22. Jac Haudenschild (20); 23. Bobby McMahan (21); DNS - 24. Matt Covington

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Brad Sweet (6); 2. Rico Abreu (2); 3. David Gravel (13); 4. Tim Kaeding (5); 5. Terry McCarl (4); 6. Chad Kemenah (8); 7. Cory Eliason (10); 8. Shane Stewart (23); 9. Carson Macedo (21); 10. Kraig Kinser (11); 11. Mark Dobmeier (1); 12. Jacob Allen (7); 13. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (15); 14. Parker Price-Miller (22); 15. Spencer Bayston (9); 16. Wayne Johnson (18); 17. Jamie Veal (24); 18. Sammy Swindell (17); 19. John Carney II (3); 20. Chris Martin (19); 21. Gary Taylor (20); 22. Dave Blaney (16); 23. Harli White (12); 24. Josh Schneiderman (14). Lap Leader: Sweet 1-25. Hard-charger: S. Stewart.

Final Combined Points

A main

1 49 Brad Sweet 491

2 10H Chad Kemenah 479

3 57 Kyle Larson 475

4 15 Donny Schatz 474

5 87 Aaron Reutzel 473

6 2M Kerry Madsen 473

7 49X Tim Shaffer 471

8 41 Carson Macedo 469

9 71 Gio Scelzi 468

10 3 Tim Kaeding 467

11 18 Ian Madsen 467

12 1A Jacob Allen 465

13 24R Rico Abreu 463

14 27 Greg Hodnett 462

15 2 Shane Stewart 458

16 24 Terry McCarl 455

B main

17 71P Parker Price-Miller 454

18 24W Lucas Wolfe 453

19 9 Daryn Pittman 452

20 4 Brock Zearfoss 444

21 83 Cory Eliason 440

22 13 Mark Dobmeier 437

23 5 David Gravel 431

24 5H Sammy Walsh 431

25 2KS Austin McCarl 429

26 11K Kraig Kinser 426

Friday Competitors

27 7C John Carney II 425

28 39 Spencer Bayston 424

29 09 Matt Juhl 423

30 11 Roger Crockett 421

31 28 Scott Bogucki 420

32 15H Sam Hafertepe Jr. 416

33 41S Dominic Scelzi 416

34 35 Jamie Veal 415

35 29 Willie Croft 411

36 13X Paul McMahan 405

37 99 Brady Bacon 404

38 0 Lynton Jeffrey 404

39 40 Clint Garner 403

40 4K Kasey Kahne 401

41 1 Sammy Swindell 400

42 3H James McFadden 400

43 1S Logan Schuchart 400

44 2C Wayne Johnson 399

45 71X Kevin Thomas Jr. 398

46 17W Harli White 396

47 91T Cale Thomas 395

48 70 Dave Blaney 394

49 5J Jamie Ball 392

50 44M Chris Martin 390

51 10 Clyde Knipp 390

52 49J Josh Schneiderman 390

53 17X Josh Baughman 390

54 1X Don Droud Jr. 389

55 85 Chase Wanner 388

56 99G Skylar Gee 384

57 48 Danny Dietrich 383

58 19P Paige Polyak 383

59 44 Trey Starks 383

60 15M Bobby Mincer 382

61 17 Sheldon Haudenschild 382

62 G1 Gary Taylor 378

63 7 Carson McCarl 376

64 56N Davey Heskin 371

65 7S Jason Sides 368

66 19 Brent Marks 367

67 55 Brooke Tatnell 367

68 17B Bill Balog 362

69 12N Cole Duncan 361

70 9R Rager Phillips 352

71 3P Sawyer Phillips 351

72 21AU Jordyn Brazier 348

73 97G Hunter Schuerenberg 347

74 26 Joey Saldana 344

75 17WX Shane Golobic 342

76 W20 Greg Wilson 333

77 28P Brian Paulus 319

78 95 Matt Covington 316

79 9X Jake Bubak 314

80 28AU Allan Woods 313

81 68 Chase Johnson 312

82 81 Lee Jacobs 310

83 71A RJ Johnson 310

84 25 Bobby McMahan 304

85 2K Kevin Ingle 302

86 3X Jac Haudenschild 301

87 70S Jeff Swindell 298

88 20 AJ Moeller 294

89 35P Skylar Prochaska 286

90 21 Brian Brown 283

91 21K Thomas Kennedy 281

92 7W Tasker Phillips 280

93 91 Kyle Reinhardt 268

94 84 Tom Harris 265

95 18J Jenna Frazier 259

96 2MM Matt Moro 230

Friday Speed Sport World Challenge Lineup (20 laps)

James McFadden, 400 Lynton Jeffrey, 404 Jamie Veal, 415 Dominic Scelzi, 416 Scott Bogucki, 420 Austin McCarl, 429 Sammy Walsh, 431 Cory Eliason, 440 Parker Price-Miller, 454 Terry McCarl, 455 Tim Kaeding, 467 Ian Madsen, 467 Carson Macedo, 469 Kerry Madsen, 473 Skylar Gee, 384 Brooke Tatnell, 367 Jordyn Brazier, 348 Allan Woods, 313 Thomas Kennedy, 281 Tom Harris, 265

 

 

Gio Scelzi Still on Top in 17th Annual Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 9, 2018 – Gio Scelzi turned in another solid night, finishing fourth on Brandt Professional Agriculture Night #1 of the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. That kept the Californian on top in the current Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” point standings heading into Thursdays Toyota Night at the Nationals. Currently, Carson Macedo, who qualifies tonight is in second, ahead of Sammy Swindell, Greg Hodnett and Brian Brown.

Beaver Drill & Tool Company of Kansas City is the new title sponsor of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award for 2018. The Vielhauer family, well-known in the sprint car racing community and owners of Beaver Drill & Tool Co., have increased the prize money to $2,000 for first, $1,250 for second and $750 for third.

Current 2018 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings…

1. Gio Scelzi, California, 250 points; 2. Carson Macedo, California, 198 points; 3. Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 189 points; 4. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 184 points; 5. Brian Brown, Missouri, 174 points; 6. Shane Golobic, California, 172 points; 7. Joey Saldana, Indiana, 148 points; 8. Terry McCarl, Iowa, 141 points; 9. (tie) Cory Eliason, California, 137 points; Trey Starks, Washington, 137 points.

History of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings…

2017 - 1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 332 points ($1,500); 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 261 points; 3. Brad Sweet, California, 238 points; 4. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 236 points; 5. Trey Starks, Washington, 218 points

2016 – 1. Jamie Veal, Victoria, 271 points ($2,500); 2. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 257 points ($1,000); 3. Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 222 points ($500); 4. Terry McCarl, Iowa 221 points; 5. Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 217 points.

2015 – 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 277 points ($2,500); 2., Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 275 points ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 259 points ($500); 4., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 246 points; 5., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 234 points.

2014 – 1., Brian Brown, Missouri, 296 points ($2,500); 2., Mark Dobmeier, North Dakota, 271 points ($1,000); 3., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 257 points ($500); 4., Ian Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 232 points; 5., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Texas, 219 points.

2013 - 1., Kevin Swindell, Tennessee, 312 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 288 points ($1,000); 3., Kyle Larson, California, 285 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 268 points; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 250 points.

2012 - 1., Kyle Larson, California, 350 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 276 points ($1,000); 3., Tim Kaeding, California, 268 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 253 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 246 points.

2011 - 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 321 points ($2,500); 2., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 291 points ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 259 points ($500); 4., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 237 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 227 points.

2010 – 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 229 ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 219 ($500); 4., Bronson Maeschen, Iowa, 215; 5., Brian Brown, Missouri, 207.

2009 - 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 253 ($1,000); 3., Johnny Herrera, New Mexico, 239 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 224; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 213.

2008 - 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 314 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 274 ($1,000); 3., Brooke Tatnell ($500), New South Wales, Australia, 271; 4., Tyler Walker, California, 261; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 233.

2007 – 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 266 points ($2,500); 2., Kaley Gharst, Illinois, 252 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 249 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 192; 5., Jonathan Allard, California, 182.

2006 – 1., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 309 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 247 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 227 ($500); 4., Don Droud, Jr., Nebraska, 201; 5., Gary Wright, Texas, 187.

2005 – 1., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 303 points ($2,500); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 258 ($1,000); 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 235; 4., Jesse Hockett, Missouri, 227; 5., Jesse Giannetto, Iowa, 214.

2004 - 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 217 points ($3,000); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 183; 3., Zach Chappell, Oklahoma, 182; 4., Tim Kaeding, California, 165; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 160.

2003 – 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 238 points ($2,500); 2., Erin Crocker, Massachusetts, 186; 3., Travis Rilat, Texas, 183; 4., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 177; 5., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 175.

2002 – 1., Ricky Logan, Arkansas, 202 points ($1,500); 2., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 186; 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 171; 4., Brad Furr, California, 170; 5., Kasey Kahne, Washington, 160.

Those seeking information on the two participating tracks of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

Greg Hodnett Wins One for the PA Posse on Night #1 of the Knoxville Nationals!

Kyle Larson and Donny Schatz First and Second in Points

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 5, 2018) – Greg Hodnett won his first 410 feature at the Knoxville Raceway since 1994, on Brandt Professional Agriculture Night #1 of the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. The Spring Grove, Pennsylvania native led all 25 laps of the main event, holding off Tim Shaffer at the line, and garnering $12,000. Kyle Larson, who finished third, was high point driver of the night, followed by Donny Schatz, who drove from 21st to fifth, and had to make his way to the main event through the B main.

Hodnett led early over Brock Zearfoss, Shaffer, Lucas Wolfe and Gio Scelzi. Scelzi moved into fourth on lap two, while Larson entered the top five. Hodnett was getting into lapped traffic, when Jamie Ball could not avoid Clyde Knipp in turn four and turned over. He was uninjured.

Shaffer snuck under Zearfoss to take over second on the restart, and Scelzi and Larson followed him into third and fourth shortly thereafter. Austin McCarl slowed with motor issues with 14 laps in the books, bringing out the yellow flag. Larson used the restart to get by Scelzi for third. With six laps to go, Dominic Scelzi’s top ten run ended when he stopped on the frontstretch.

Hodnett took the field back to green ahead of Shaffer, Larson, Scelzi and Wolfe. Donny Schatz and Ian Madsen, who had to advance through the B main came from the back of the field, used restarts to surge through the field and salvage good point nights.

In the end, Shaffer would make a late charge, but Hodnett was too strong in the Mike Heffner #27. Shaffer finished second, ahead of Larson, Gio Scelzi and Schatz. Ian Madsen (from 22nd), Lucas Wolfe, Aaron Reutzel, Kerry Madsen and Zearfoss rounded out the top ten. Logan Schuchart set quick time on the night, but failed to go to the scales after winning the B. Brady Bacon, Ball, Dominic Scelzi, Clyde Knipp and Zearfoss won heats.

Larson (475) led the top ten in points, ahead of Schatz (474), Reutzel (473), Kerry Madsen (473), Shaffer (471), Gio Scelzi (468), Ian Madsen (467), Hodnett (462), Wolfe (453) and Daryn Pittman (452). (Complete Points Below)

“I knew we were probably sitting ducks,” said Hodnett of his restarts up front. “We only come out here once a year, and I don’t know where to go. I’d never really been in a position leading a race here. (Danny) Lasoski was texting (the crew) and giving them a few pointers. I want to thank him for that. This is huge for us after a poor qualifying effort and mediocre heat race.”

“How about this car?” said Shaffer, who won the 50th edition of the Knoxville Nationals. “My guys are making my job a lot easier. We needed to get every point we could get, and every position meant so much. We’re in pretty decent shape.”

“I kind of ran a little bit of a sloppy race there,” said the third place Larson. “Our car was really tight on exit, so it made it hard to be smooth and consistent anywhere I ran. All in all, it was a good night. We came and did what we had to do. Last year, I was a little nervous after Wednesday, having to talk to Chip (Ganassi), but we’re good to come back Saturday this year.”

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Brandt Professional Agriculture Night #1 of the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (3), 14.933; 2. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (5), 15.133; 3. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (24), 15.139; 4. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (1), 15.208; 5. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (18), 15.282; 6. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (2), 15.296; 7. 0, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (35), 15.305; 8. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (4), 15.346; 9. 4K, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (12), 15.350; 10. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (45), 15.368; 11. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (17), 15.406; 12. 13X, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (10), 15.422; 13. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (40), 15.424; 14. 24W, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA (28), 15.438; 15. 3H, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust. (20), 15.439; 16. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (15), 15.485; 17. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA (23), 15.531; 18. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (6), 15.577; 19. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (37), 15.588; 20. 4, Brock Zearfoss, Jonesville, PA (21), 15.614; 21. 11, Roger Crockett, Medford, OR (25), 15.647; 22. 5H, Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust. (31), 15.649; 23. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (41), 15.656; 24. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (30), 15.664; 25. 12N, Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH (26), 15.731; 26. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (39), 15.769; 27. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11), 15.811; 28. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (38), 15.824; 29. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (34), 15.827; 30. 29, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (7), 15.854; 31. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (33), 15.858; 32. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (14), 15.923; 33. 71X, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (19), 15.926; 34. 10, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (13), 15.948; 35. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (27), 15.964; 36. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (22), 15.976; 37. 17WX, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (36), 16.012; 38. 28P, Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN (32), 16.021; 39. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (8), 16.127; 40. 9X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (29), 16.144; 41. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (42), 16.224; 42. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (43), 16.380; 43. 70S, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (9), NT; 44. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (16), NT; 45. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (44), NT.

Heat one (started), 10 Laps, 2:39.9: 1. Brady Bacon (1); 2. Clint Garner (2); 3. Gio Scelzi (6); 4. Roger Crockett (4) / 5. Logan Schuchart (8); 6. Brent Marks (3); 7. Daryn Pittman (7); 8. Davey Heskin (5); 9. Chase Johnson (9)

Heat two (started), 10 Laps, 2:41.3: 1. Jamie Ball (2); 2. Sammy Walsh (4); 3. Greg Hodnett (5); 4. Kerry Madsen (8) / 5. Shane Golobic (1); 6. Paul McMahan (6); 7. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 8. Sawyer Phillips (3); 9. Kevin Ingle (9)

Heat three (started), 10 Laps, 2:40.2: 1. Dominic Scelzi (4); 2. Tim Shaffer (6); 3. Kevin Thomas Jr. (2); 4. Aaron Reutzel (8) / 5. Bill Balog (3); 6. Austin McCarl (7); 7. Jason Sides (5); 8. Brian Paulus (1); DNS - 9. Jeff Swindell

Heat four (started), 10 Laps, 2:42.3: 1. Clyde Knipp (2); 2. Matt Juhl (4); 3. Bobby Mincer (1); 4. Lucas Wolfe (6) / 5. Donny Schatz (8); 6. Hunter Schuerenberg (3); 7. Sheldon Haudenschild (5); 8. Kasey Kahne (7) DNS - 9. AJ Moeller

Heat five (started), 10 Laps, 2:39.7: 1. Brock Zearfoss (5); 2. Kyle Larson (7); 3. Chase Wanner (2); 4. Willie Croft (3) / 5. James McFadden (6); 6. Ian Madsen (8); 7. Jake Bubak (1); 8. Cole Duncan (4) DNS - 9. Tasker Phillips

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:15.7: 1. Donny Schatz (2); 2. Ian Madsen (3); 3. Daryn Pittman (4); 4. Austin McCarl (6) / 5. Paul McMahan (8); 6. James McFadden (9); 7. Kasey Kahne (7); 8. Sheldon Haudenschild (12); 9. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 10. Brent Marks (14); 11. Cole Duncan (13); 12. Bill Balog (16); 13. Shane Golobic (18); 14. Sawyer Phillips (15); 15. Davey Heskin (10); 16. Jason Sides (11); 17. Hunter Schuerenberg (17); 18. Chase Johnson (21); 19. Brian Paulus (19); DQ (Scales) - Logan Schuchart (1) DNS - 21. Jake Bubak; 22. Kevin Ingle; 23. Jeff Swindell; 24. AJ Moeller

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Greg Hodnett (2); 2. Tim Shaffer (4); 3. Kyle Larson (6); 4. Gio Scelzi (5); 5. Donny Schatz (21); 6. Ian Madsen (22); 7. Lucas Wolfe (3); 8. Aaron Reutzel (7); 9. Kerry Madsen (8); 10. Brock Zearfoss (1); 11. Daryn Pittman (23); 12. Willie Croft (13); 13. Sammy Walsh (10); 14. Brady Bacon (19); 15. Matt Juhl (12); 16. Roger Crockett (9); 17. Kevin Thomas Jr. (16); 18. Clint Garner (14); 19. Bobby Mincer (20); 20. Chase Wanner (18); 21. Dominic Scelzi (11); 22. Austin McCarl (24); 23. Clyde Knipp (17); 24. Jamie Ball (15). Lap Leader: Hodnett 1-25. Hard-charger: Schatz.

Wednesday Point Totals

1 57 Kyle Larson 475

2 15 Donny Schatz 474

3 87 Aaron Reutzel 473

4 2M Kerry Madsen 473

5 49X Tim Shaffer 471

6 71 Gio Scelzi 468

7 18 Ian Madsen 467

8 27 Greg Hodnett 462

9 24W Lucas Wolfe 453

10 9 Daryn Pittman 452

11 4 Brock Zearfoss 444

12 5H Sammy Walsh 431

13 2KS Austin McCarl 429

14 09 Matt Juhl 423

15 11 Roger Crockett 421

16 41S Dominic Scelzi 416

17 29 Willie Croft 411

18 13X Paul McMahan 405

19 99 Brady Bacon 404

20 0 Lynton Jeffrey 404

21 40 Clint Garner 403

22 4K Kasey Kahne 401

23 3H James McFadden 400

24 1S Logan Schuchart 400

25 71X Kevin Thomas Jr. 398

26 5J Jamie Ball 392

27 10 Clyde Knipp 390

28 85 Chase Wanner 388

29 15M Bobby Mincer 382

30 17 Sheldon Haudenschild 382

31 56N Davey Heskin 371

32 7S Jason Sides 368

33 19 Brent Marks 367

34 17B Bill Balog 362

35 12N Cole Duncan 361

36 3P Sawyer Phillips 351

37 97G Hunter Schuerenberg 347

38 17WX Shane Golobic 342

39 28P Brian Paulus 319

40 9X Jake Bubak 314

41 68 Chase Johnson 312

42 2K Kevin Ingle 302

43 70S Jeff Swindell 298

44 20 AJ Moeller 294

45 7W Tasker Phillips 280

 

 

Gio Scelzi Leads in 17th Annual Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings Heading Into Knoxville Nationals!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 8, 2018 – Gio Scelzi leads Carson Macedo by a narrow margin heading into the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. Sammy Swindell, Brian Brown and Shane Golobic round out the top five. Wednesday will mark the first night of qualifying for the “Granddaddy of them all”, the Knoxville Nationals!

Beaver Drill & Tool Company of Kansas City is the new title sponsor of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award for 2018. The Vielhauer family, well-known in the sprint car racing community and owners of Beaver Drill & Tool Co., have increased the prize money to $2,000 for first, $1,250 for second and $750 for third.

Current 2018 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings…

1. Gio Scelzi, California, 203 points; 2. Carson Macedo, California, 198 points; 3. Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 189 points; 4. Brian Brown, Missouri, 174 points; 5. Shane Golobic, California, 162 points; 6. Joey Saldana, Indiana, 148 points; 7. Terry McCarl, Iowa, 141 points; 8. (tie) Cory Eliason, California, 137 points; Trey Starks, Washington, 137 points; 10. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 134 points.

Carson Macedo, California, 148 points; 2. Brian Brown, Missouri, 143 points; 3. Terry McCarl, Iowa, 141 points; 4. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 134 points; 5. Gio Scelzi, California, 130 points; 6. Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 123 points; 7. (tie) Thomas Kennedy, Manitoba, Canada, 106 points; Joey Saldana, Indiana, 106 points; 9. Tim Kaeding, California, 96 points; 10. (tie) Dominic Scelzi, California, 94 points; Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 94 points.

History of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings…

2017 - 1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 332 points ($1,500); 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 261 points; 3. Brad Sweet, California, 238 points; 4. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 236 points; 5. Trey Starks, Washington, 218 points

2016 – 1. Jamie Veal, Victoria, 271 points ($2,500); 2. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 257 points ($1,000); 3. Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 222 points ($500); 4. Terry McCarl, Iowa 221 points; 5. Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 217 points.

2015 – 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 277 points ($2,500); 2., Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 275 points ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 259 points ($500); 4., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 246 points; 5., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 234 points.

2014 – 1., Brian Brown, Missouri, 296 points ($2,500); 2., Mark Dobmeier, North Dakota, 271 points ($1,000); 3., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 257 points ($500); 4., Ian Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 232 points; 5., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Texas, 219 points.

2013 - 1., Kevin Swindell, Tennessee, 312 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 288 points ($1,000); 3., Kyle Larson, California, 285 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 268 points; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 250 points.

2012 - 1., Kyle Larson, California, 350 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 276 points ($1,000); 3., Tim Kaeding, California, 268 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 253 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 246 points.

2011 - 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 321 points ($2,500); 2., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 291 points ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 259 points ($500); 4., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 237 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 227 points.

2010 – 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 229 ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 219 ($500); 4., Bronson Maeschen, Iowa, 215; 5., Brian Brown, Missouri, 207.

2009 - 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 253 ($1,000); 3., Johnny Herrera, New Mexico, 239 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 224; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 213.

2008 - 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 314 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 274 ($1,000); 3., Brooke Tatnell ($500), New South Wales, Australia, 271; 4., Tyler Walker, California, 261; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 233.

2007 – 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 266 points ($2,500); 2., Kaley Gharst, Illinois, 252 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 249 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 192; 5., Jonathan Allard, California, 182.

2006 – 1., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 309 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 247 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 227 ($500); 4., Don Droud, Jr., Nebraska, 201; 5., Gary Wright, Texas, 187.

2005 – 1., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 303 points ($2,500); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 258 ($1,000); 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 235; 4., Jesse Hockett, Missouri, 227; 5., Jesse Giannetto, Iowa, 214.

2004 - 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 217 points ($3,000); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 183; 3., Zach Chappell, Oklahoma, 182; 4., Tim Kaeding, California, 165; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 160.

2003 – 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 238 points ($2,500); 2., Erin Crocker, Massachusetts, 186; 3., Travis Rilat, Texas, 183; 4., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 177; 5., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 175.

2002 – 1., Ricky Logan, Arkansas, 202 points ($1,500); 2., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 186; 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 171; 4., Brad Furr, California, 170; 5., Kasey Kahne, Washington, 160.

Those seeking information on the two participating tracks of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

Gio Scelzi Takes Lead in 17th Annual Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings/Ultimate ASCS Challenge and WAR Sprints Tonight!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 7, 2018 – Gio Scelzi’s strong week continues, and the sixteen-year-old rookie of Southern Iowa Sprintweek racked up another top five finish in the Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Sports Lighting Monday night. The Fresno, California currently leads Brian Brown, Sammy Swindell, Carson Macedo and Joey Saldana heading into Tuesday night’s Sage Fruit Ultimate ASCS Challenge and WAR Non-wing sprint event presented by Searsboro Telephone Company at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa.

Beaver Drill & Tool Company of Kansas City is the new title sponsor of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award for 2018. The Vielhauer family, well-known in the sprint car racing community and owners of Beaver Drill & Tool Co., have increased the prize money to $2,000 for first, $1,250 for second and $750 for third.

Current 2018 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings…

1. Gio Scelzi, California, 176 points; 2. Brian Brown, Missouri, 174 points; 3. Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 151 points; 4. (tie) Carson Macedo, California, 148 points; Joey Saldana, Indiana, 148 points; 6. Terry McCarl, Iowa, 141 points; 7. Cory Eliason, California, 137 points; 8. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 134 points; 9. Shane Golobic, California, 121 points; 10. Carson McCarl, Iowa, 112 points.

Carson Macedo, California, 148 points; 2. Brian Brown, Missouri, 143 points; 3. Terry McCarl, Iowa, 141 points; 4. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 134 points; 5. Gio Scelzi, California, 130 points; 6. Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 123 points; 7. (tie) Thomas Kennedy, Manitoba, Canada, 106 points; Joey Saldana, Indiana, 106 points; 9. Tim Kaeding, California, 96 points; 10. (tie) Dominic Scelzi, California, 94 points; Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 94 points.

History of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings…

2017 - 1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 332 points ($1,500); 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 261 points; 3. Brad Sweet, California, 238 points; 4. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 236 points; 5. Trey Starks, Washington, 218 points

2016 – 1. Jamie Veal, Victoria, 271 points ($2,500); 2. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 257 points ($1,000); 3. Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 222 points ($500); 4. Terry McCarl, Iowa 221 points; 5. Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 217 points.

2015 – 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 277 points ($2,500); 2., Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 275 points ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 259 points ($500); 4., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 246 points; 5., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 234 points.

2014 – 1., Brian Brown, Missouri, 296 points ($2,500); 2., Mark Dobmeier, North Dakota, 271 points ($1,000); 3., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 257 points ($500); 4., Ian Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 232 points; 5., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Texas, 219 points.

2013 - 1., Kevin Swindell, Tennessee, 312 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 288 points ($1,000); 3., Kyle Larson, California, 285 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 268 points; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 250 points.

2012 - 1., Kyle Larson, California, 350 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 276 points ($1,000); 3., Tim Kaeding, California, 268 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 253 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 246 points.

2011 - 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 321 points ($2,500); 2., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 291 points ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 259 points ($500); 4., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 237 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 227 points.

2010 – 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 229 ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 219 ($500); 4., Bronson Maeschen, Iowa, 215; 5., Brian Brown, Missouri, 207.

2009 - 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 253 ($1,000); 3., Johnny Herrera, New Mexico, 239 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 224; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 213.

2008 - 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 314 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 274 ($1,000); 3., Brooke Tatnell ($500), New South Wales, Australia, 271; 4., Tyler Walker, California, 261; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 233.

2007 – 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 266 points ($2,500); 2., Kaley Gharst, Illinois, 252 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 249 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 192; 5., Jonathan Allard, California, 182.

2006 – 1., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 309 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 247 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 227 ($500); 4., Don Droud, Jr., Nebraska, 201; 5., Gary Wright, Texas, 187.

2005 – 1., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 303 points ($2,500); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 258 ($1,000); 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 235; 4., Jesse Hockett, Missouri, 227; 5., Jesse Giannetto, Iowa, 214.

2004 - 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 217 points ($3,000); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 183; 3., Zach Chappell, Oklahoma, 182; 4., Tim Kaeding, California, 165; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 160.

2003 – 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 238 points ($2,500); 2., Erin Crocker, Massachusetts, 186; 3., Travis Rilat, Texas, 183; 4., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 177; 5., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 175.

2002 – 1., Ricky Logan, Arkansas, 202 points ($1,500); 2., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 186; 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 171; 4., Brad Furr, California, 170; 5., Kasey Kahne, Washington, 160.

Those seeking information on the two participating tracks of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

Carson Macedo Heads 17th Annual Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings As Focus Shifts to Front Row Challenge!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 6, 2018 – Carson Macedo continues to excel in the Jason Johnson Racing #41! His second place finish to Brad Sweet in Sunday’s Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank has given him the lead in the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Point Standings heading into Monday night’s Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting. The event will be held at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. Brian Brown (2014 and 2017 winner of the award) is second, followed by Terry McCarl (2009 and 2015 winner), Greg Hodnett and Gio Scelzi.

Beaver Drill & Tool Company of Kansas City is the new title sponsor of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award for 2018. The Vielhauer family, well-known in the sprint car racing community and owners of Beaver Drill & Tool Co., have increased the prize money to $2,000 for first, $1,250 for second and $750 for third.

Current 2018 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings…

1. Carson Macedo, California, 148 points; 2. Brian Brown, Missouri, 143 points; 3. Terry McCarl, Iowa, 141 points; 4. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 134 points; 5. Gio Scelzi, California, 130 points; 6. Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 123 points; 7. (tie) Thomas Kennedy, Manitoba, Canada, 106 points; Joey Saldana, Indiana, 106 points; 9. Tim Kaeding, California, 96 points; 10. (tie) Dominic Scelzi, California, 94 points; Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 94 points.

History of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings…

2017 - 1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 332 points ($1,500); 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 261 points; 3. Brad Sweet, California, 238 points; 4. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 236 points; 5. Trey Starks, Washington, 218 points

2016 – 1. Jamie Veal, Victoria, 271 points ($2,500); 2. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 257 points ($1,000); 3. Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 222 points ($500); 4. Terry McCarl, Iowa 221 points; 5. Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 217 points.

2015 – 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 277 points ($2,500); 2., Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 275 points ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 259 points ($500); 4., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 246 points; 5., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 234 points.

2014 – 1., Brian Brown, Missouri, 296 points ($2,500); 2., Mark Dobmeier, North Dakota, 271 points ($1,000); 3., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 257 points ($500); 4., Ian Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 232 points; 5., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Texas, 219 points.

2013 - 1., Kevin Swindell, Tennessee, 312 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 288 points ($1,000); 3., Kyle Larson, California, 285 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 268 points; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 250 points.

2012 - 1., Kyle Larson, California, 350 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 276 points ($1,000); 3., Tim Kaeding, California, 268 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 253 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 246 points.

2011 - 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 321 points ($2,500); 2., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 291 points ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 259 points ($500); 4., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 237 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 227 points.

2010 – 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 229 ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 219 ($500); 4., Bronson Maeschen, Iowa, 215; 5., Brian Brown, Missouri, 207.

2009 - 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 253 ($1,000); 3., Johnny Herrera, New Mexico, 239 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 224; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 213.

2008 - 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 314 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 274 ($1,000); 3., Brooke Tatnell ($500), New South Wales, Australia, 271; 4., Tyler Walker, California, 261; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 233.

2007 – 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 266 points ($2,500); 2., Kaley Gharst, Illinois, 252 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 249 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 192; 5., Jonathan Allard, California, 182.

2006 – 1., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 309 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 247 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 227 ($500); 4., Don Droud, Jr., Nebraska, 201; 5., Gary Wright, Texas, 187.

2005 – 1., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 303 points ($2,500); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 258 ($1,000); 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 235; 4., Jesse Hockett, Missouri, 227; 5., Jesse Giannetto, Iowa, 214.

2004 - 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 217 points ($3,000); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 183; 3., Zach Chappell, Oklahoma, 182; 4., Tim Kaeding, California, 165; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 160.

2003 – 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 238 points ($2,500); 2., Erin Crocker, Massachusetts, 186; 3., Travis Rilat, Texas, 183; 4., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 177; 5., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 175.

2002 – 1., Ricky Logan, Arkansas, 202 points ($1,500); 2., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 186; 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 171; 4., Brad Furr, California, 170; 5., Kasey Kahne, Washington, 160.

Those seeking information on the two participating tracks of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

Knoxville Raceway’s Capitani Classic is All Brad Sweet!

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 5, 2018) – Brad Sweet was simply dominant in winning the 7th Annual Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank Sunday night at the Knoxville Raceway. The Grass Valley, California native went through an amazing gauntlet of seven match races to earn the pole of the main event and proceeded to lead all 25 laps aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing #49s, earning $5,000.

Sweet’s amazing run through the series of two-lap Pole Shootout match races came over Greg Hodnett, Shane Stewart, Terry McCarl, Brian Brown, Paul McMahan, Carson Macedo and finally, Josh Baughman. That earned him the pole position for the feature, and he led early over Baughman, McMahan, Macedo and McCarl.

Macedo, who has been strong all week, used the high side of three and four to shoot from foruth to second on lap two. While Sweet ran away from the field, McMahan garnered third with a pass of Baughman on lap seven. The leader was in lapped traffic by lap nine.

Eleven laps in, the ninth place car of Matt Juhl tumbled in turn two. He was o.k. The only slowdown of the event saw Sweet leading Macedo, McMahan, Brown and Baughman back to green. McMahan would jet to second, while there was plenty of movement back in the pack as well. Shane Stewart emerged from tenth to climb into the top five, and second B main winner, Kerry Madsen, who started 20th was soon in seventh.

Madsen would gain sixth with ten to go, while Macedo got back by McMahan for second. Brown would hustle into third on lap 17, as he too put McMahan behind him. Sweet built his lead until entering lapped traffic with five to go. It was no deterrent, as he would win by 2.3 seconds over Macedo, Brown, McMahan and Stewart. Hard-charger Madsen, Hodnett, McCarl, Chad Kemenah (from 16th) and Tim Shaffer rounded out the top ten. Lynton Jeffrey and Aaron Reutzel led their respective qualifying flights with quick time in the 67-car field. Shaffer, Brock Zearfoss, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Kemenah, Davey Heksin and Parker Price-Miller won heats. Jeffrey and Madsen claimed the B mains. Kyle Reinhardt was a flip victim in hot laps, and Rager Phillips tipped over in the first B main. Both were uninjured.

“I wish it was Saturday night,” joked Sweet in Victory Lane in reference to the upcoming Knoxville Nationals. “That’s what we came here to do, was to try a few things. We were really good in the A. There’s still room for improvement, but we did what we needed to do and got some notes. I think we’ll be in the hunt for sure. You just never know how close the second place car is, so you want to cover all your lines as best you can. I didn’t get through them as well as I wanted to. The racetrack was in great shape all night.”

“I can’t say enough about this (Jason Johnson Racing) #41 team,” said Macedo. “They’re giving me an awesome racecar, night in and night out. This whole family has been great to be around. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to drive this racecar. Brad was exceptionally good tonight. I really wanted to get a good restart there, but we stumbled a bit and Paul got around me. We had to work hard to get back by him.”

“It was a tough race really,” said Brown. “Track position was pretty key. It was pretty tough to pass at times. To come from fifth to third with the quality of cars…we’ll just take these podiums, add them up, and see where we end up next week. I’m proud of everyone on the team. They did a great job. I don’t know what we could have done to be any better. Brad was good all night long. Carson’s been strong too. We were fortunate to get by Terry, Paul and some good cars.”

The 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores begins Wednesday, August 8, and continues through Saturday, August 11. There are still tickets available for the biggest event in sprint car racing! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com
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Results From the 7th Annual Weld Racing Capitani Classic Presented by Great Southern Bank

Time Trials Group One (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (2), 15.412; 2. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (10), 15.417; 3. 13X, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (20), 15.511; 4. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (3), 15.547; 5. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA (21), 15.647; 6. 59, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (4), 15.655; 7. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (16), 15.667; 8. 99G, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (34), 15.702; 9. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (5), 15.713; 10. 70, Dave Blaney, High Point, NC (29), 15.736; 11. 4, Brock Zearfoss, Jonesville, PA (1), 15.742; 12. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (7), 15.75; 13. 3H, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust. (13), 15.832; 14. 48, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (33), 15.852; 15. 9K, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (14), 15.852; 16. 5H, Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust. (8), 15.883; 17. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (22), 15.889; 18. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (6), 15.893; 19. 44, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (30), 15.905; 20. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (9), 15.907; 21. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (27), 15.924; 22. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (23), 15.932; 23. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (19), 15.942; 24. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (18), 15.948; 25. 12N, Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH (12), 16.028; 26. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (31), 16.045; 27. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (25), 16.057; 28. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (17), 16.074; 29. 28AU, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (15), 16.126; 30. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (28), 16.153; 31. 44M, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (24), 16.323; 32. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (26), 16.439; 33. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (32), 16.449; 34. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (11), 16.451.

Time Trials Group Two (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (32), 15.587; 2. 41, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (8), 15.599; 3. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (31), 15.599; 4. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (16), 15.618; 5. 2, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (4), 15.672; 6. 49S, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (11), 15.686; 7. 4K, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (13), 15.786; 8. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (20), 15.795; 9. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (10), 15.828; 10. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (12), 15.836; 11. 29, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (14), 15.844; 12. 71P, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (33), 15.870; 13. 70S, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (1), 15.897; 14. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (3), 15.917; 15. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (15), 15.928; 16. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (22), 15.935; 17. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (5), 15.940; 18. 81, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH (9), 15.948; 19. 14, Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN (28), 15.963; 20. 26, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (30), 15.975; 21. 35V, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (17), 16.059; 22. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (7), 16.133; 23. 17WX, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (27), 16.140; 24. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (18), 16.145; 25. 11, Roger Crockett, Medford, OR (21), 16.169; 26. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (19), 16.175; 27. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (25), 16.209; 28. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 16.270; 29. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (24), 16.296; 30. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (29), 16.429; 31. 7S, Skylar Hunter, Afton, IA (6), 16.604; 32. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (26), 17.165; 33. 91, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (23), NT.

Group One, Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.5: 1. Tim Shaffer (2); 2. Dave Blaney (1); 3. Terry McCarl (3) / 4. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 5. Sawyer Phillips (8); 6. Cole Duncan (9); 7. Trey Starks (7); 8. Chris Martin (11); 9. Chase Wanner (10); 10. Sammy Walsh (6); 11. James McFadden (5) DNS – Glen Saville

Group One, Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.3: 1. Brock Zearfoss (1); 2. Josh Baughman (4); 3. Greg Hodnett (3) / 4. Skylar Gee (2); 5. Danny Dietrich (5); 6. Dominic Scelzi (6); 7. Bill Balog (7); 8. Allan Woods (8); 9. Paige Polyak (9); 10. Bob Weuve (10) DNS – Wayne Johnson

Group One, Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.2: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1); 2. Matt Juhl (2); 3. Paul McMahan (4) / 4. Sammy Swindell (3); 5. Cory Eliason (6); 6. Daryn Pittman (5); 7. Austin McCarl (7); 8. Rager Phillips (10); 9. Carson McCarl (8); 10. Bobby Mincer (9) DNS – Tim Kaeding

Group Two, Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.3: 1. Chad Kemenah (1); 2. Brian Brown (3); 3. Kasey Kahne (2) / 4. Aaron Reutzel (4); 5. Jeff Swindell (5); 6. Brooke Tatnell (6); 7. Josh Schneiderman (8); 8. Tony Stewart (7); 9. Tasker Phillips (10); 10. Roger Crockett (9); 11. Skylar Hunter (11)

Group Two, Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.8: 1. Davey Heskin (2); 2. Shane Stewart (3); 3. Carson Macedo (4) / 4. Willie Croft (1); 5. Clint Garner (6); 6. Joey Saldana (7); 7. Mark Dobmeier (9); 8. Thomas Kennedy (5); 9. Shane Golobic (8); 10. Harli White (10); 11. Kevin Ingle (11)

Group Two, Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.8: 1. Parker Price-Miller (1); 2. Brad Sweet (3); 3. Gio Scelzi (2) / 4. Kerry Madsen (4); 5. Jamie Veal (7); 6. Hunter Schuerenberg (5); 7. Matt Covington (6) DNS – Lee Jacobs, RJ Johnson, Chase Johnson, Kyle Reinhardt

Pole Shootout One (started), 2 Laps: 1. Brad Sweet (2); 2. Greg Hodnett (1)

Pole Shootout Two (started), 2 Laps, :32.0 (fastest of the Shootouts): 1. Brad Sweet (2); 2. Shane Stewart (1)

Pole Shootout Three (started), 2 Laps: 1. Brad Sweet (1); 2. Terry McCarl (2)

Pole Shootout Four (started), 2 Laps: 1. Brad Sweet (1); 2. Brian Brown (2)

Pole Shootout Five (started), 2 Laps: 1. Brad Sweet (2); 2. Paul McMahan (1)

Pole Shootout Six (started), 2 Laps: 1. Brad Sweet (2); 2. Carson Macedo (1)

Pole Shootout Seven (started), 2 Laps: 1. Brad Sweet (2); 2. Josh Baughman (1)

B main One (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 2. Sammy Swindell (2); 3. James McFadden (4) / 4. Dominic Scelzi (8); 5. Daryn Pittman (6); 6. Sammy Walsh (7); 7. Tim Kaeding (20); 8. Cory Eliason (9); 9. Danny Dietrich (5); 10. Skylar Gee (3); 11. Austin McCarl (12); 12. Cole Duncan (15); 13. Bill Balog (11); 14. Trey Starks (10); 15. Chris Martin (19); 16. Bobby Mincer (21); 17. Bob Weuve (16); 18. Sawyer Phillips (13); 19. Allan Woods (17); 20. Chase Wanner (18); 21. Rager Phillips (14) DNS – Carson McCarl, Paige Polyak, Wayne Johnson, Glen Saville

B main Two (started), 12 Laps, 3:25.3: 1. Kerry Madsen (2); 2. Aaron Reutzel (1); 3. Clint Garner (8) / 4. Jeff Swindell (4); 5. Joey Saldana (10); 6. Willie Croft (3); 7. Hunter Schuerenberg (6); 8. Jamie Veal (11); 9. Tony Stewart (9); 10. Mark Dobmeier (15); 11. Josh Schneiderman (12); 12. Tasker Phillips (17); 13. Harli White (18); 14. Shane Golobic (13); 15. Skylar Hunter (19); 16. Kevin Ingle (20); 17. Roger Crockett (14); 18. Matt Covington (16); 19. Brooke Tatnell (7); 20. Thomas Kennedy (5) DNS – Kyle Reinhardt, Lee Jacobs, RJ Johnson, Chase Johnson

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Brad Sweet (1); 2. Carson Macedo (3); 3. Brian Brown (5); 4. Paul McMahan (4); 5. Shane Stewart (7); 6. Kerry Madsen (20); 7. Greg Hodnett (8); 8. Terry McCarl (6); 9. Chad Kemenah (16); 10. Tim Shaffer (9); 11. Gio Scelzi (14); 12. Kasey Kahne (10); 13. James McFadden (23); 14. Brock Zearfoss (15); 15. Parker Price-Miller (18); 16. Sammy Swindell (21); 17. Josh Baughman (2); 18. Lynton Jeffrey (19); 19. Davey Heskin (12); 20. Aaron Reutzel (22); 21. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (17); 22. Matt Juhl (11); 23. Clint Garner (24); 24. Dave Blaney (13). Lap Leader: Sweet 1-25. Hard-charger: Madsen.

 

 

Carson Macedo Has Lead in 17th Annual Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings Heading into Capitani Classic!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 5, 2018 – Carson Macedo’s second place finish in the 28th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank, has him showing the way in the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Point Standings heading into Sunday night’s Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank at the Knoxville Raceway. 360 Nationals champion, Terry McCarl, Thomas Kennedy, Joey Saldana and Brian Brown round out the current top five.

Beaver Drill & Tool Company of Kansas City is the new title sponsor of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award for 2018. The Vielhauer family, well-known in the sprint car racing community and owners of Beaver Drill & Tool Co., have increased the prize money to $2,000 for first, $1,250 for second and $750 for third.

Current 2018 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings…

1. Carson Macedo, California, 99 points; 2. Terry McCarl, Iowa, 98 points; 3. (tie) Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 96 points; Joey Saldana, Indiana, 96 points; 5. Brian Brown, Missouri, 95 points; 6. (tie) Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 90 points; Gio Scelzi, California, 90 points; 8. (tie) Tim Kaeding, California, 88 points; Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 88 points; 10. Dominic Scelzi, California, 86 points.

History of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings…

2017 - 1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 332 points ($1,500); 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 261 points; 3. Brad Sweet, California, 238 points; 4. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 236 points; 5. Trey Starks, Washington, 218 points

2016 – 1. Jamie Veal, Victoria, 271 points ($2,500); 2. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 257 points ($1,000); 3. Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 222 points ($500); 4. Terry McCarl, Iowa 221 points; 5. Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 217 points.

2015 – 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 277 points ($2,500); 2., Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 275 points ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 259 points ($500); 4., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 246 points; 5., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 234 points.

2014 – 1., Brian Brown, Missouri, 296 points ($2,500); 2., Mark Dobmeier, North Dakota, 271 points ($1,000); 3., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 257 points ($500); 4., Ian Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 232 points; 5., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Texas, 219 points.

2013 - 1., Kevin Swindell, Tennessee, 312 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 288 points ($1,000); 3., Kyle Larson, California, 285 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 268 points; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 250 points.

2012 - 1., Kyle Larson, California, 350 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 276 points ($1,000); 3., Tim Kaeding, California, 268 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 253 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 246 points.

2011 - 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 321 points ($2,500); 2., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 291 points ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 259 points ($500); 4., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 237 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 227 points.

2010 – 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 229 ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 219 ($500); 4., Bronson Maeschen, Iowa, 215; 5., Brian Brown, Missouri, 207.

2009 - 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 253 ($1,000); 3., Johnny Herrera, New Mexico, 239 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 224; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 213.

2008 - 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 314 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 274 ($1,000); 3., Brooke Tatnell ($500), New South Wales, Australia, 271; 4., Tyler Walker, California, 261; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 233.

2007 – 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 266 points ($2,500); 2., Kaley Gharst, Illinois, 252 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 249 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 192; 5., Jonathan Allard, California, 182.

2006 – 1., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 309 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 247 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 227 ($500); 4., Don Droud, Jr., Nebraska, 201; 5., Gary Wright, Texas, 187.

2005 – 1., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 303 points ($2,500); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 258 ($1,000); 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 235; 4., Jesse Hockett, Missouri, 227; 5., Jesse Giannetto, Iowa, 214.

2004 - 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 217 points ($3,000); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 183; 3., Zach Chappell, Oklahoma, 182; 4., Tim Kaeding, California, 165; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 160.

2003 – 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 238 points ($2,500); 2., Erin Crocker, Massachusetts, 186; 3., Travis Rilat, Texas, 183; 4., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 177; 5., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 175.

2002 – 1., Ricky Logan, Arkansas, 202 points ($1,500); 2., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 186; 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 171; 4., Brad Furr, California, 170; 5., Kasey Kahne, Washington, 160.

Those seeking information on the two participating tracks of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

Terry McCarl Wins His Fifth Knoxville 360 Nationals!

Kelby Watt Wins Battle That Sees Eight Lead Changes in 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 4, 2018) – Terry McCarl re-passed Carson Macedo with two to go to win his fifth career Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway. The win was worth $15,000 to the Altoona, Iowa native aboard the TMAC Motorsports #24 “Franken-A.R.T.” a combination of two 2013 A.R.T. chassis.

Joey Saldana took off from the pole to lead early over McCarl, Brian Brown, Greg Hodnett and Gio Scelzi. Carson Macedo, who got a bit of a slow start, entered the top five when he passed Scelzi on lap four. McCarl reeled in Saldana and passed him high in turn two to take the lead on lap five. With eight laps in the books, Brooke Tatnell contacted Jamie Ball, with the latter flipping hard in turn two. He was uninjured.

McCarl shot back in front when the green fell, ahead of Saldana, Brown, Hodnett and Macedo. Macedo slid past Hodnett for fourth. Wayne Johnson, who was running tenth, slowed with a magneto issue, bringing caution on lap 11. That negated a Brown pass of Saldana for second. Macedo used the restart to get by Brown and take over third.

A red flag stopped things again when Scott Bogucki and Cole Duncan, who tipper over, tangled. Both were o.k. When the green flew again, Macedo slid by Saldana for the second spot and began reeling in the leader. Brown would get by Saldana for third with ten to go.

On lap 17, Macedo shot by McCarl to take the lead. Brown would follow him a lap later. The third place, McCarl, began searching the racetrack, and found something on the low side. He reeled Brown back in and passed him for second with three to go. A lap later, he would shoot by the cushion riding Macedo to take the lead.

McCarl would prevail for the eighth time in his 360 career here over Macedo, Brown, Saldana and Thomas Kennedy. Hodnett, Gio Scelzi, Cory Eliason, Dominic Scelzi and Tim Kaeding rounded out the top ten. Sawyer Phillips was the D main winner, Jonathan Cornell took the C main, and Shane Golobic claimed the B. Crashes in both the C and B mains saw Tyler Blank and McKenna Haase take rides, but both were uninjured.

Macedo won a pair of awards. The highest finishing Rookie of the race also had his Jason Johnson Racing #41 voted as the “Best Appearing” car. Tatnell won a steering wheel from MPI for his hard-charger efforts (22nd to 11th).

“I used my tires up pretty hard there early racing with Joey,” said McCarl in Victory Lane. “I was a little conservative and got loose there. Sometimes it’s better to be leading and sometimes it isn’t. When I dropped back to third, I had nothing to lose. It doesn’t matter if you are third, fourth or fifth, you come to win. I was able to move around. The guys out front were kind of sitting ducks and couldn’t move around like that. I found the bottom, and I was thinking, ‘Please don’t move down.’ I have to thank Don Long and Jaymie Moyle. I’m so happy to win for them.”

“My racecar was really fast,” said Macedo. “I had a blast driving this car this weekend. I can’t say enough about this whole family and this team. It’s really cool. I initially got a little bit of a bad start, but I was able to get to the top and pick some guys off. Late in the race, I could really slide across, catch the cushion and drive off. When I got by Terry, I tried to get up there and stay as straight as I could. He found the bottom and was able to get by me.”

“If they didn’t like that race, I don’t know what else we can do to put on a good show,” said Brown. “I really thought once I got by Terry, I found the rubber a couple lanes down in three and four. Carson hadn’t found it yet, and the next thing you know, here comes Terry. He’s a veteran here and he knows where to look. I was afraid to go to the bottom and lose my opportunity with Carson. My hat’s off to my team.”

Watt Wins With 305’s

Devin Kline led a thrilling 15-lap 305 sprint car feature early over Kelby Watt and Matthew Stelzer. Eric Bridger would take the third spot on the second lap, but all eyes were on the front!

Kline and Watt exchanged the lead eight times. Kline led laps one and two, four, six and ten, while Watt led circuits three, five, eight and 11 through 15. Throughout the event, Watt rode the cushion, while Kline stuck mainly to the bottom groove. The two made contact on lap six with the result being Watt losing a side panel on his nose wing.

It didn’t deter the 17-year-old youngster from picking up his third win of the season and fourth of his career in the non-stop event. Kline settled for second, ahead of a late closing Jayce Jenkins, Bridger and Ryan Leavitt. Stelzer, Mike Mayberry, Mike Ayers, Evan Epperson and Brandon Wortington completed the top ten. Bridger set quick time, while Jenkins and Jon Hughes won heat races.

“That’s probably the most fun I’ve had in a 305 for sure,” said Watt in Victory Lane. “We were up there just ‘ripping the lip’ man, full throttle! Anytime I let off, I paid the price. It was a close race.”

On Sunday night, the 7th Annual Weld Racing Capitani Classic will take to the track. It’s the last chance for the 410’s to get lap time in before the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals starting Wednesday! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com Knoxville Raceway - Sprint Car Capital of the World! www.knoxvilleraceway.com Knoxville Raceway: 5h: 8 more days until the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store on August 8-11!!! Order tickets now! ️ bit.ly/2u1lVMo more

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Results for the 28th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank

D main, 10 Laps, 2:50.7: 1. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (1); 2. 75, Tyler Blank, California, MO (3); 3. 1, Travis Rilat, Heath, TX (12); 4. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (2); 5. 17, Mitch Faccinto, Sacramento, CA (11); 6. 63, Geoff Ensign, Sebastopol, CA (4); 7. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (15); 8. 2x, Tucker Doughty, Sunnyvale, TX (6) / 9. 13JM, Jordan Martens, Sioux Falls, SD (7); 10. 29, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (10); 11. 98, Chris Masters, Napa, CA (5); 12. 86, Tony Bruce Jr., Owasso, OK (14); 13. 22m, Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL (9); 14. 49, Scott Kruetter, Alden, NY (20); 15. 77x, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (17); 16. 57, Billy Butler, Sacramento, CA (8); 17. 07, Michael Bookout, Tulsa, OK (18); 18. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (13); 19. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (19) DNS – 57B, Bobby Butler, Sacramento, CA; 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN; Jared Horstman, Cloverdale, OH; 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA; 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK; 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust.; 24N, Nate Mills, Bondurant, IA; 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND; 13m, Josh Higday, Runnels, IA; 17x, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX; 17B, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD; 26s, Dalton Steed, Midlothian, TX

C main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. 28c, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (1); 2. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (2); 3. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (11); 4. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (4); 5. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (9) / 6. 2m, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (6); 7. Sawyer Phillips (17); 8. 13v, Seth Brahmer, Norfolk, NE (5); 9. 23D, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (8); 10. Blake Hahn (23); 11. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (13); 12. 47x, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (15); 13. Travis Rilat (19); 14. Mitch Faccinto (21); 15. Geoff Ensign (22); 16. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (14); 17. Cody Ledger (20); 18. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (10); 19. Tucker Doughty (24); 20. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (12); 21. 7m, Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (16); 22. 88, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX (3); 23. Tyler Blank (18); 24. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (7) DNS – 22H, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN; 10H, Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH; 1B, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH; 02, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE

B main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. 17wx, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (1); 2. 14T, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (3); 3. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (2); 4. 45x, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (5) / 5. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (8); 6. 14, Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN (7); 7. 7w, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11); 8. 23, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (9); 9. 2, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (10); 10. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (13); 11. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (19); 12. Calvin Landis (22); 13. 17w, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (4); 14. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (17); 15. Matt Covington (23); 16. Jonathan Cornell (20); 17. Jon Agan (24); 18. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (18); 19. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (12); 20. 5H, Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust. (15); 21. Chris Martin (21); 22. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (16); 23. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (14); DQ (Light at Scales) John Carney II (6) DNS – 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (3); 2. 41, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (7); 3. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (4); 4. 26, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (1); 5. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (8); 6. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA (5); 7. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (2); 8. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (18); 9. 41s, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (19); 10. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (6); 11. Brooke Tatnell (22); 12. 3s, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (11); 13. Ryan Giles (23); 14. Shane Golobic (21); 15. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (13); 16. Johnny Herrera (24); 17. 33m, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (10); 18. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (16); 19. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (14); 20. 44s, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (20); 21. 2c, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (12); 22. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (15); 23. 12N, Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH (17); 24. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (9). Lap Leaders: Saldana 1-4, T. McCarl 5-16, Macedo 17-22, T. McCarl 23-25. Hard-charger: Tatnell.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (13), 17.359; 2. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (5), 17.417; 3. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (8), 17.524; 4. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.636; 5. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (4), 17.754; 6. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (16), 17.779; 7. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (3), 17.781; 8. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (12), 17.849; 9. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (6), 17.905; 10. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (2), 18.112; 11. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (15), 18.166; 12. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (7), 18.177; 13. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (1), 18.181; 14. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (10), 18.223; 15. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (11), 18.454; 16. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (17), 18.510; 17. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (14), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:46.5: 1. Jayce Jenkins (1); 2. Kelby Watt (2); 3. Evan Epperson (4); 4. Ryan Leavitt (3); 5. Matthew Stelzer (5); 6. Eric Bridger (6); 7. Chase Young (7); 8. Dan Henning (8) DNS – Tyler Glass

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.5: 1. Jon Hughes (1); 2. Mike Mayberry (6); 3. Jeff Wilke (2); 4. Devin Kline (5); 5. Mike Ayers (4); 6. Joe Simbro (3); 7. Brandon Worthington (7); 8. Casey Greubel (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 5:12.3: 1. Kelby Watt (1); 2. Devin Kline (3); 3. Jayce Jenkins (7); 4. Eric Bridger (4); 5. Ryan Leavitt (8); 6. Matthew Stelzer (2); 7. Mike Ayers (9); 8. Mike Mayberry (6); 9. Evan Epperson (5); 10. Brandon Worthington (14); 11. Dan Henning (15); 12. Casey Greubel (16); 13. Chase Young (13); 14. Jeff Wilke (11); 15. Joe Simbro (12); 16. Jon Hughes (10) DNS – Tyler Glass. Lap Leaders: Kline 1-2, Watt 3, Kline 4, Watt 5, Kline 6-7, Watt 8-9, Kline 10, Watt 11-15. Hard-charger: Jenkins.

 

 

Thomas Kennedy and Carson Macedo Atop 17th Annual Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings Heading into 360 Nationals Finale!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 4, 2018 – Carson Macedo’s emotional win aboard the Jason Johnson Racing #41 in Friday night’s prelim of the 28th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank, tied him with Thomas Kennedy for the lead in the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings. The next event will be Saturday night’s Knoxville 360 Nationals finale.

Beaver Drill & Tool Company of Kansas City is the new title sponsor of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award for 2018. The Vielhauer family, well-known in the sprint car racing community and owners of Beaver Drill & Tool Co., have increased the prize money to $2,000 for first, $1,250 for second and $750 for third.

Current 2018 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings…

1. (tie) Thomas Kennedy, Manitoba, Can., 50 points; Carson Macedo, California, 50 points; 3. (tie) Joey Saldana, Indiana, 49 points; Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 49 points; 5. (tie) Mason Daniel, California, 48 points; Terry McCarl, Iowa, 48 points; 7. (tie) Brian Brown, Missouri, 47 points; Tim Kaeding, California, 47 points; 9. (tie) Ryan Giles, Iowa, 46 points; Gio Scelzi, California, 46 points.

History of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings…

2017 - 1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 332 points ($1,500); 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 261 points; 3. Brad Sweet, California, 238 points; 4. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 236 points; 5. Trey Starks, Washington, 218 points

2016 – 1. Jamie Veal, Victoria, 271 points ($2,500); 2. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 257 points ($1,000); 3. Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 222 points ($500); 4. Terry McCarl, Iowa 221 points; 5. Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 217 points.

2015 – 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 277 points ($2,500); 2., Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 275 points ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 259 points ($500); 4., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 246 points; 5., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 234 points.

2014 – 1., Brian Brown, Missouri, 296 points ($2,500); 2., Mark Dobmeier, North Dakota, 271 points ($1,000); 3., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 257 points ($500); 4., Ian Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 232 points; 5., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Texas, 219 points.

2013 - 1., Kevin Swindell, Tennessee, 312 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 288 points ($1,000); 3., Kyle Larson, California, 285 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 268 points; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 250 points.

2012 - 1., Kyle Larson, California, 350 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 276 points ($1,000); 3., Tim Kaeding, California, 268 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 253 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 246 points.

2011 - 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 321 points ($2,500); 2., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 291 points ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 259 points ($500); 4., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 237 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 227 points.

2010 – 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 229 ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 219 ($500); 4., Bronson Maeschen, Iowa, 215; 5., Brian Brown, Missouri, 207.

2009 - 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 253 ($1,000); 3., Johnny Herrera, New Mexico, 239 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 224; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 213.

2008 - 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 314 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 274 ($1,000); 3., Brooke Tatnell ($500), New South Wales, Australia, 271; 4., Tyler Walker, California, 261; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 233.

2007 – 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 266 points ($2,500); 2., Kaley Gharst, Illinois, 252 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 249 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 192; 5., Jonathan Allard, California, 182.

2006 – 1., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 309 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 247 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 227 ($500); 4., Don Droud, Jr., Nebraska, 201; 5., Gary Wright, Texas, 187.

2005 – 1., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 303 points ($2,500); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 258 ($1,000); 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 235; 4., Jesse Hockett, Missouri, 227; 5., Jesse Giannetto, Iowa, 214.

2004 - 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 217 points ($3,000); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 183; 3., Zach Chappell, Oklahoma, 182; 4., Tim Kaeding, California, 165; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 160.

2003 – 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 238 points ($2,500); 2., Erin Crocker, Massachusetts, 186; 3., Travis Rilat, Texas, 183; 4., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 177; 5., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 175.

2002 – 1., Ricky Logan, Arkansas, 202 points ($1,500); 2., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 186; 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 171; 4., Brad Furr, California, 170; 5., Kasey Kahne, Washington, 160.

Those seeking information on the two participating tracks of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

Emotional Win Goes to Carson Macedo in Jason Johnson Racing #41 at Knoxville!

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 3, 2018) – Carson Macedo will always remember his first win at Knoxville Raceway! Saturday night, aboard the Jason Johnson Racing #41, the Lemoore, California native brought home an emotional victory that had the crowd on its feet on Night #2 of the 28th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. Joey Saldana earned the pole as high-point man for the weekend, while Gio Scelzi will start outside row one of Saturday night’s 360 Nationals finale. Rows two and three will be comprised of Terry McCarl, Brian Brown, Greg Hodnett and Tim Kaeding.

Cole Duncan led the field after the green flew in the 20-lap main event, ahead of Macedo, Terry McCarl, Wayne Johnson and Saldana. On lap two, both Saldana and Johnson squeaked by McCarl who got loose in turn two, but a circuit later, McCarl would lead Kaeding back by Johnson into fourth. A McCarl pass of Saldana for third was negated when AJ Moeller brought the only caution of the race with a spin in turn two.

Duncan led Macedo, Saldana, McCarl and Kaeding back to green. Saldana would get a run down the backstretch and slide by both Macedo and Duncan to take the lead. On lap six, Macedo would perform a slide job and take second, while McCarl would follow him into third on lap seven.

Saldana entered lapped traffic on lap eleven and Macedo closed. A slight slowdown by Saldana was enough for Macedo to make his winning move. While Macedo maneuvered lapped traffic well, McCarl reeled in Saldana in a battle for second. The two would make contact, but Saldana would maintain his second place standing behind McCarl, Kaeding and Scelzi. Duncan, Brooke Tatnell, Harli White, Johnson and Johnny Herrera rounded out the top ten. Nate Van Haaften set quick time over the 48-car field, while Scottie McDonald, Chris Martin, Jack dover, Herrera and Matt Covington won heats. Jordyn Brazier won the C main and Trey Starks claimed the B.

“There at the end, I was just counting down the laps,” said Macedo in Victory Lane with young Jaxx Johnson in his arms. “I’m so happy for this team…Bobbi, Jaxx and Philip (Dietz). My car was awesome anywhere I went. We’ve just got to build on it. Hopefully, we can keep this speed tomorrow night. My car was so stable, I could just run over the cushion and come off. I can’t say enough about what an honor it is to drive this racecar. To be standing on the same stage that Jason Johnson was…this wasn’t the 410 Nationals but to fill this seat is definitely an honor.”

“Honestly, I know Carson is a hell of a racecar driver, but I’d say he had a good co-pilot in Jason Johnson,” said Saldana, who will sit on the championship pole Saturday night. “They just did a great job all night. It’s hard to put a driver in someone else’s car and run well. They did something pretty extraordinary tonight. I felt like the Rudeen car was good tonight. We showed we had speed, but it just wasn’t meant to be. He just beat me. He put his car in the right spot and I didn’t. I’ve lost a few races that way here. You just try to learn from your mistakes and hopefully, we don’t do that tomorrow.”

“You always want to win, but you have to love it when this #41 car comes back out here and wins it,” said McCarl, who will start inside row two on Saturday night. “I’m a big fan of Carson Macedo too. Joey and I have been racing like that a long time. There was a little banging. He made a pretty bold move. I just have to thank my guys and Don Long. McKenna (Haase) ran this (Moyle) motor a few nights and they were kind enough to let me run it.”

The 28th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank concludes with the $15,000 to win finale Saturday night! The 305 sprint car class will also be in action. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com
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Results for Night #2 of the 28th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (3), 16.507; 2. 26, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (1), 16.665; 3. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (8), 16.864; 4. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (11), 16.893; 5. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (22), 16.901; 6. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 16.909; 7. 23, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (19), 16.914; 8. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (29), 16.940; 9. 2, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (9), 16.942; 10. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (14), 16.987; 11. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (12), 16.999; 12. 41, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (25), 17.011; 13. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (18), 17.107; 14. 12N, Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH (24), 17.121; 15. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (15), 17.152; 16. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (34), 17.161; 17. 14T, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (33), 17.201; 18. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (44), 17.219; 19. 45X, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (4), 17.238; 20. 1B, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (10), 17.246; 21. 5H, Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust. (32), 17.253; 22. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (23), 17.253; 23. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (30), 17.263; 24. 13M, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (21), 17.276; 25. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (47), 17.299; 26. 88, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX (38), 17.308; 27. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (17), 17.311; 28. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (13), 17.329; 29. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (26), 17.354; 30. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (46), 17.427; 31. 13JM, Jordan Martens, Sioux Falls, SD (16), 17.460; 32. 47X, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (31), 17.507; 33. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (36), 17.526; 34. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (28), 17.539; 35. 17H, Jared Horstman, Cloverdale, OH (37), 17.565; 36. 1, Travis Rilat, Heath, TX (5), 17.584; 37. 63, Geoff Ensign, Sebastopol, CA (6), 17.599; 38. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (39), 17.636; 39. 17, Mitch Faccinto, Fresno, CA (41), 17.638; 40. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (2), 17.677; 41. 86, Tony Bruce Jr., Owasso, OK (43), 17.681; 42. 26S, Dalton Steed, Midlothian, TX (7), 17.709; 43. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (42), 17.731; 44. 17B, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD (40), 17.882; 45. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (45), 17.998; 46. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (35), 18.409; 47. 07, Michael Bookout, Tulsa, OK (48), 19.015; DQ (Light at Scales) 49, Scott Kruetter, Alden, NY (27)

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:22.9: 1. Scottie McDonald (1); 2. AJ Moeller (3); 3. Nate Van Haaften (6); 4. Sammy Walsh (2) / 5. Carson McCarl (5); 6. Matt Moro (4); 7. Travis Rilat (8); 8. Jordan Martens (7) / 9. Tony Bruce Jr. (9); 10. John Anderson (10)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:22.9: 1. Chris Martin (1); 2. Carson Macedo (4); 3. Brooke Tatnell (3); 4. Joey Saldana (6) / 5. Dylan Westbrook (7); 6. Chad Kemenah (2); 7. Seth Bergman (5); 8. Geoff Ensign (8) / 9. Michael Bookout (10); 10. Dalton Steed (9)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:25.0: 1. Jack Dover (3); 2. Gio Scelzi (6); 3. Tom Lenz (2); 4. Skylar Prochaska (1) / 5. Trey Starks (5); 6. Mark Dobmeier (9); 7. Roger Crockett (8); 8. Davey Heskin (7) / 9. Dylan Peterson (4); 10. Scott Kruetter (10);

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:27.3: 1. Johnny Herrera (3); 2. Jeff Swindell (1); 3. Terry McCarl (6); 4. Cole Duncan (4) / 5. Clint Garner (7); 6. Bill Balog (5); 7. Mitch Faccinto (8); 8. Ryan Bickett (9) / 9. Josh Higday (2)

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:29.5: 1. Matt Covington (1); 2. Wayne Johnson (5); 3. Tim Kaeding (6); 4. Harli White (4); 5. Jared Horstman (7); 6. Blake Hahn (9); 7. Jac Haudenschild (3); 8. Alex Hill (8); 9. Jordyn Brazier (2)

C main (started), 8 Laps, 2:34.4: 1. Jordyn Brazier (3); 2. Dylan Peterson (1); 3. Tony Bruce Jr. (2); 4. Michael Bookout (5); 5. Scott Kruetter (6); 6. John Anderson (4) DNS - 7. Dalton Steed (5); 8. Josh Higday (2)

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:53.1: 1. Trey Starks (3); 2. Carson McCarl (1); 3. Bill Balog (4); 4. Seth Bergman (2) / 5. Chad Kemenah (7); 6. Matt Moro (5); 7. Clint Garner (11); 8. Davey Heskin (10); 9. Dylan Westbrook (9); 10. Roger Crockett (15); 11. Jac Haudenschild (6); 12. Geoff Ensign (14); 13. Jared Horstman (12); 14. Dylan Peterson (22); 15. Mark Dobmeier (18); 16. Tony Bruce Jr. (21); 17. Michael Bookout (23); 18. Blake Hahn (20); 19. Mitch Faccinto (16); 20. Jordan Martens (8); 21. Alex Hill (17); 22. Jordyn Brazier (19); 23. Travis Rilat (13) DNS - 24. Ryan Bickett

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Carson Macedo (2); 2. Joey Saldana (7); 3. Terry McCarl (5); 4. Tim Kaeding (4); 5. Gio Scelzi (6); 6. Cole Duncan (1); 7. Brooke Tatnell (11); 8. Harli White (9); 9. Wayne Johnson (3); 10. Johnny Herrera (13); 11. Trey Starks (21); 12. Carson McCarl (22); 13. Jeff Swindell (19); 14. Jack Dover (12); 15. Sammy Walsh (14); 16. Seth Bergman (24); 17. Bill Balog (23); 18. Nate Van Haaften (8); 19. Matt Covington (20); 20. AJ Moeller (10); 21. Chris Martin (17); 22. Scottie McDonald (16); 23. Skylar Prochaska (18); 24. Tom Lenz (15). Lap Leaders: Duncan 1-3, Saldana 4-10, Macedo 11-20. Hard-charger: Starks.

Saturday’s 28th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank Lineups

A main

1 26 Joey Saldana 487

2 71 Gio Scelzi 485

3 24 Terry McCarl 484

4 21 Brian Brown 484

5 27 Greg Hodnett 482

6 3K Tim Kaeding 480

7 41 Carson Macedo 475

8 21K Thomas Kennedy 473

9 5J Jamie Ball 467

10 33M Mason Daniel 464

11 3S Sammy Swindell 463

12 2C Wayne Johnson 463

13 3 Nate Van Haaften 460

14 53 Joe Beaver 459

15 28 Scott Bogucki 456

16 7 Carson McCarl 456

17 12N Cole Duncan 455

18 83 Cory Eliason 455

19 41S Dominic Scelzi 454

20 44S Trey Starks 454

B main

1 17WX Shane Golobic 451

2 9 Ryan Giles 450

3 14T Brooke Tatnell 450

4 17W Harli White 449

5 45X Johnny Herrera 446

6 7C John Carney II 445

7 14 Tony Stewart 444

8 53D Jack Dover 440

9 23 Seth Bergman 440

10 2 Bill Balog 437

11 7W Tasker Phillips 435

12 09 Matt Juhl 431

13 20 AJ Moeller 429

14 99 Skylar Gee 427

15 4J Lee Grosz 426

16 5H Sammy Walsh 423

17 55 McKenna Haase 418

18 94 Jeff Swindell 417

19 18 Ryan Roberts 417

20 15H Sam Hafertepe Jr. 416

C main

1 28C Jonathan Cornell 412

2 44 Chris Martin 408

3 88 Scottie McDonald 408

4 95 Matt Covington 406

5 13V Seth Brahmer 406

6 2M Matt Moro 405

7 8L Tom Lenz 404

8 23D Devon Dobie 403

9 4 Jon Agan 395

10 22H Randy Hannagan 394

11 35 Skylar Prochaska 393

12 10H Chad Kemenah 385

13 70 Calvin Landis 385

14 76 Brad Comegys 376

15 25 Dylan Peterson 376

16 1B Jac Haudenschild 374

17 02 Don Droud Jr. 366

18 40 Clint Garner 360

19 47X Dylan Westbrook 360

20 7M Chance Morton 354

D main

1 3P Sawyer Phillips 352

2 35L Cody Ledger 352

3 56N Davey Heskin 351

4 75 Tyler Blank 348

5 17H Jared Horstman 346

6 15 Christian Bowman 345

7 11 Roger Crockett 340

8 21AU Jordyn Brazier 336

9 63 Geoff Ensign 335

10 24N Nathan Mills 335

11 98 Chris Masters 332

12 2X Tucker Doughty 331

13 13JM Jordan Martens 331

14 57 Billy Butler 327

15 22M Shawn Murray 325

16 29 Willie Croft 325

17 13 Mark Dobmeier 323

18 17 Mitch Faccinto 320

19 1 Travis Rilat 318

20 2K Kevin Ingle 316

E main

1 86 Tony Bruce Jr. 316

2 13M Josh Higday 316

3 52 Blake Hahn 313

4 57B Bobby Butler 312

5 77X Alex Hill 311

6 07 Michael Bookout 302

7 17X Josh Baughman 298

8 17B Ryan Bickett 297

9 26S Dalton Steed 279

10 1A John Anderson 273

11 49 Scott Kruetter 27

 

 

Thomas Kennedy Takes Early Lead in 17th Annual Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 3, 2018 – Thomas Kennedy’s win on Night #1 of the 28th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank gave him the early advantage in the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings. The Canadian held off Sammy Swindell and Mason Daniel to win the opener of Southern Iowa Sprintweek. Next up is Night #2 of the 360 Nationals at the Knoxville Raceway!

Beaver Drill & Tool Company of Kansas City is the new title sponsor of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award for 2018. The Vielhauer family, well-known in the sprint car racing community and owners of Beaver Drill & Tool Co., have increased the prize money to $2,000 for first, $1,250 for second and $750 for third.

Current 2018 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings…

1. Thomas Kennedy, Manitoba, Can., 50 points; 2. Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 49 points; 3. Mason Daniel, California, 48 points; 4. Brian Brown, Missouri, 47 points; 5. Ryan Giles, Iowa, 46 points; 6. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 45 points; 7. Dominic Scelzi, California, 44 points; 8. Jamie Ball, Iowa, 43 points; 9. Shane Golobic, California, 42 points; 10. Cory Eliason, California, 41 points.

History of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings…

2017 - 1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 332 points ($1,500); 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 261 points; 3. Brad Sweet, California, 238 points; 4. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 236 points; 5. Trey Starks, Washington, 218 points

2016 – 1. Jamie Veal, Victoria, 271 points ($2,500); 2. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 257 points ($1,000); 3. Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 222 points ($500); 4. Terry McCarl, Iowa 221 points; 5. Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 217 points.

2015 – 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 277 points ($2,500); 2., Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 275 points ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 259 points ($500); 4., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 246 points; 5., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 234 points.

2014 – 1., Brian Brown, Missouri, 296 points ($2,500); 2., Mark Dobmeier, North Dakota, 271 points ($1,000); 3., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 257 points ($500); 4., Ian Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 232 points; 5., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Texas, 219 points.

2013 - 1., Kevin Swindell, Tennessee, 312 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 288 points ($1,000); 3., Kyle Larson, California, 285 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 268 points; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 250 points.

2012 - 1., Kyle Larson, California, 350 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 276 points ($1,000); 3., Tim Kaeding, California, 268 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 253 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 246 points.

2011 - 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 321 points ($2,500); 2., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 291 points ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 259 points ($500); 4., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 237 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 227 points.

2010 – 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 229 ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 219 ($500); 4., Bronson Maeschen, Iowa, 215; 5., Brian Brown, Missouri, 207.

2009 - 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 253 ($1,000); 3., Johnny Herrera, New Mexico, 239 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 224; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 213.

2008 - 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 314 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 274 ($1,000); 3., Brooke Tatnell ($500), New South Wales, Australia, 271; 4., Tyler Walker, California, 261; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 233.

2007 – 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 266 points ($2,500); 2., Kaley Gharst, Illinois, 252 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 249 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 192; 5., Jonathan Allard, California, 182.

2006 – 1., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 309 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 247 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 227 ($500); 4., Don Droud, Jr., Nebraska, 201; 5., Gary Wright, Texas, 187.

2005 – 1., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 303 points ($2,500); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 258 ($1,000); 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 235; 4., Jesse Hockett, Missouri, 227; 5., Jesse Giannetto, Iowa, 214.

2004 - 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 217 points ($3,000); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 183; 3., Zach Chappell, Oklahoma, 182; 4., Tim Kaeding, California, 165; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 160.

2003 – 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 238 points ($2,500); 2., Erin Crocker, Massachusetts, 186; 3., Travis Rilat, Texas, 183; 4., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 177; 5., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 175.

2002 – 1., Ricky Logan, Arkansas, 202 points ($1,500); 2., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 186; 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 171; 4., Brad Furr, California, 170; 5., Kasey Kahne, Washington, 160.

Those seeking information on the two participating tracks of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

Thomas Kennedy Wins Night #1 at the Knoxville 360 Nationals!

 by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 2, 2018) Thomas Kennedy held off a late and furious charge from veteran Sammy Swindell to become the first Canadian 360 feature winner at Knoxville Raceway Thursday night! The win came in Night #1 of the 28th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. Thursdays top five point getters for Saturdays finale include Brian Brown (484), Greg Hodnett (482), Kennedy (473), Jamie Ball (467) and Mason Daniel (464).

Kennedy shot out from his starting spot outside row one to lead early in the 20-lap main event. Daniel settled into second, ahead of Ball, Scott Bogucki and Joe Beaver. Brown moved into the top five on lap two before sixth-running Tasker Phillips smacked the turn two wall. He was uninjured but done.

Kennedy led the field back to green in the only caution of the race. A furious battle for fifth ensued as Greg Hodnett began pressuring Brown and taking the spot on lap eight. Both were pressuring Bogucki for the fourth spot. Eleventh starting Sammy Swindell was waiting patiently behind the melee in front of him. He passed Brown, Hodnett and Bogucki for fourth in one fell swoop in turns three and four on lap eleven! He then put Ball behind him for third.

The lead pair had gotten away, but they were slowed by traffic. Daniel closed on the leader, but Swindell was coming faster. He reeled them in, and after taking the white flag, shot by Daniel for second. His run low through three and four looked fast enough to make a dramatic pass for the lead, but Kennedy came down the track to block and secured his $3,000 win!

Following Kennedy across the line were Swindell, Daniel, Brown and Ryan Giles (from 15th). Hodnett, hard-charger Dominic Scelzi (from 22nd), Ball, Shane Golobic and Cory Eliason rounded out the top ten. Tony Stewart set quick time over the 43-car field, while McKenna Haase, Giles, Seth Brahmer, Jonathan Cornell and Sam Hafertepe Jr. won heat races. Stewart claimed the B main.

€œI was having a tough time in lapped traffic,€ said Kennedy in Victory Lane. €œSam (Hafertepe) and everyone else seemed to be the same pace I was. I knew I was losing a lot of momentum. I looked at the board and saw the #3 car was there. That€™s the veteran of the veterans on this track. When I saw him underneath coming for the checkered, I thought, €˜There€™s no way your passing me!€™ We€™ve been the best here this year, then we€™ve ever been in the past. To be up here means a lot!€

€œI was right there,€ said Swindell. €œIf he hadn€™t of come down and I got off the gas, we had him off the corner. The guys were racing hard back there. They were sliding all over, and I kept getting frustrated. (Bogucki) kind of slid in there and locked everyone up. I was the only one on the bottom and that thing opened up. We passed three cars there on the bottom. That€™s all we needed. I knew when we got by the #33, that we were making good time heading into three. This car has been good. The last couple of months, we€™ve been first or second, but we€™ve had too many seconds.€

€œWe were catching (Kennedy) in lapped traffic,€ said Daniel. €œI was able to close in and I tried to cut down in two. I was spinning my tires, and Sammy was able to catch us and the last lap got by us. It€™s a really big show with the best drivers around the country. It€™s really good to finish third.€

The 28th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank continues Friday night, August 3! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

Results for Night #1 of the 28th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 14, Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN (4), 16.316; 2. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA (2), 16.380; 3. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (18), 16.489; 4. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (10), 16.507; 5. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (1), 16.587; 6. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (6), 16.598; 7. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (3), 16.610; 8. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.623; 9. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.629; 10. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (17), 16.644; 11. 23D, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (12), 16.645; 12. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (26), 16.682; 13. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (43), 16.687; 14. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (15), 16.707; 15. 7C, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (25), 16.718; 16. 17WX, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (30), 16.743; 17. 3S, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (27), 16.753; 18. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (14), 16.757; 19. 7M, Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (11), 16.769; 20. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (9), 16.777; 21. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (42), 16.792; 22. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (24), 16.803; 23. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (8), 16.826; 24. 28C, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (22), 16.859; 25. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (41), 16.871; 26. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (36), 16.888; 27. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (38), 16.904; 28. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Wisner, NE (35), 16.905; 29. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (29), 16.944; 30. 02, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (16), 16.968; 31. 22H, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (21), 16.979; 32. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (33), 16.998; 33. 29, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (39), 17.006; 34. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (31), 17.049; 35. 75, Tyler Blank, California, MO (32), 17.093; 36. 2X, Tucker Doughty, Sunnyvale, TX (23), 17.234; 37. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (37), 17.316; 38. 98, Chris Masters, Napa, CA (34), 17.357; 39. 22M, Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL (19), 17.598; 40. 57, Billy Butler, Sacramento, CA (40), 17.679; 41. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (20), 17.738; 42. 57B, Bobby Butler, Sacramento, CA (28), 18.102; 43. DQ (Illegal Tire) - 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (13)

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.0: 1. McKenna Haase (1); 2. Shane Golobic (3); 3. Lee Grosz (2); 4. Tasker Phillips (5) / 5. Randy Hannagan (7); 6. Devon Dobie (4); 7. Tony Stewart (6); 8. Tucker Doughty (8); 9. Kevin Ingle (9)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.9: 1. Ryan Giles (2); 2. Sammy Swindell (3); 3. Greg Hodnett (6); 4. Jon Agan (1) / 5. Dominic Scelzi (4); 6. Cory Eliason (5); 7. Sawyer Phillips (8); 8. Christian Bowman (7); 9. Bobby Butler (9)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.0: 1. Seth Brahmer (1); 2. Thomas Kennedy (4); 3. Brian Brown (6); 4. Skylar Gee (3) / 5. Brad Comegys (2); 6. Calvin Landis (5); 7. Chris Masters (8); 8. Willie Croft (7); DNS - 9. Josh Baughman (9)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Jonathan Cornell (2); 2. Jamie Ball (5); 3. Mason Daniel (4); 4. Joe Beaver (6) / 5. Cody Ledger (7); 6. Shawn Murray (8); 7. Chance Morton (3); 8. Nathan Mills (1)

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:19.3: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 2. John Carney II (4); 3. Scott Bogucki (5); 4. Matt Juhl (3); 5. Don Droud Jr. (1); 6. Ryan Roberts (6); 7. Tyler Blank (7); 8. Billy Butler (8)

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Tony Stewart (1); 2. Dominic Scelzi (6); 3. Cory Eliason (3); 4. Randy Hannagan (9) / 5. Sawyer Phillips (16); 6. Ryan Roberts (2); 7. Devon Dobie (5); 8. Don Droud Jr. (10); 9. Tyler Blank (14); 10. Brad Comegys (8); 11. Cody Ledger (11); 12. Christian Bowman (12); 13. Billy Butler (17); 14. Chris Masters (15); 15. Tucker Doughty (13); 16. Kevin Ingle (19); 17. Bobby Butler (21); 18. Shawn Murray (18); 19. Calvin Landis (4); 20. Nathan Mills (7); 21. Willie Croft (20); DNS - 22. Chance Morton; 23. Josh Baughman

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Thomas Kennedy (2); 2. Sammy Swindell (11); 3. Mason Daniel (1); 4. Brian Brown (7); 5. Ryan Giles (15); 6. Greg Hodnett (8); 7. Dominic Scelzi (22); 8. Jamie Ball (4); 9. Shane Golobic (10); 10. Cory Eliason (23); 11. Scott Bogucki (3); 12. Matt Juhl (13); 13. John Carney II (9); 14. Joe Beaver (6); 15. Lee Grosz (14); 16. Skylar Gee (12); 17. McKenna Haase (18); 18. Randy Hannagan (24); 19. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (17); 20. Tony Stewart (21); 21. Seth Brahmer (20); 22. Jonathan Cornell (16); 23. Jon Agan (19); 24. Tasker Phillips (5). Lap Leader: Kennedy 1-20. Hard-charger: D. Scelzi.

Thursday Point Totals

1 21 Brian Brown 484 2 27 Greg Hodnett 482 3 21K Thomas Kennedy 473 4 5J Jamie Ball 467 5 33M Mason Daniel 464 6 3S Sammy Swindell 463 7 53 Joe Beaver 459 8 28 Scott Bogucki 456 9 83 Cory Eliason 455 10 41S Dominic Scelzi 454 11 17WX Shane Golobic 451 12 9 Ryan Giles 450 13 7C John Carney II 445 14 14 Tony Stewart 444 15 7W Tasker Phillips 435 16 09 Matt Juhl 431 17 99 Skylar Gee 427 18 4J Lee Grosz 426 19 55 McKenna Haase 418 20 18 Ryan Roberts 417 21 15H Sam Hafertepe Jr. 416 22 28C Jonathan Cornell 412 23 13V Seth Brahmer 406 Pos Car Driver Points 24 23D Devon Dobie 403 25 4 Jon Agan 395 26 22H Randy Hannagan 394 27 70 Calvin Landis 385 28 76 Brad Comegys 376 29 02 Don Droud Jr. 366 30 7M Chance Morton 354 31 3P Sawyer Phillips 352 32 35L Cody Ledger 352 33 75 Tyler Blank 348 34 15 Christian Bowman 345 35 24N Nathan Mills 335 36 98 Chris Masters 332 37 2X Tucker Doughty 331 38 57 Billy Butler 327 39 22M Shawn Murray 325 40 29 Willie Croft 325 41 2K Kevin Ingle 316 42 57B Bobby Butler 312 43 17X Josh Baughman 298

 

 

2018 Knoxville Nationals Schedule of Special Events at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum (Tentative)

Wednesday, August 8:

10:00 a.m. “Women in Racing” with host Amy Tatnell and Michaela Dumesny, McKenna Haase, Alex Hill, Paige Polyak, Harli White and other guests (Second Floor)
12 Noon “Talking with the Hall of Famers” with host Bill Wright (Museum Coordinator) and Brad Doty and Jac Haudenschild (Second Floor)
1:30 p.m. “World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Racing” with host Johnny Gibson (World of Outlaws) (Theater)

Thursday, August 9:

10:00 a.m. “International Sprint Car Racing” with hosts David Mills (Premier Speedway, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust.) and Wade Aunger (Valvoline Raceway, Sydney, NSW, Aust.) and International Drivers (Theater)
11:00 a.m. “Members Only VIP Reception” with host Bruce Ellis (Williams Grove Speedway) and Bobby Allen, Jacob Allen and Logan Schuchart (Shark Racing) (Second Floor)
12 Noon “Sprint Car Safety Tips” with Greg Nicol (Speedway Motors) and Jay Masur (MedStar), Aaron Zentgraf (Simpson) and other guests (Theater)
1:30 p.m. “Sprint Car Racing: State of the Union” with Larry Boos (Eldora Speedway) and Steve Beitler (Skagit Speedway), Rex LeJeune (Attica Raceway Park) and Steve Sinclair (IRA) (Second Floor)

Friday, August 10:

10:00 a.m. “Sprint Car History” with Gary Guehler and Steve Beitler (Theater)
11:00 a.m. Performance Racing Industries (PRI) Manufacturers Luncheon (Second Floor)
12 Noon “Visiting with Erin Crocker Evernham” with host Jim Donnelly and Erin Crocker Evernham (Theater)
1:30 p.m. “Meet the Pennsylvania Posse” with host Bruce Ellis (Williams Grove Speedway) and Pennsylvania drivers and personalities (Second Floor)

Saturday, August 11:

11:30 a.m. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Auction (Second Floor)

Every Day

When Theater is Available – Previous Knoxville Nationals videos

For more information and updates on events at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum during the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com.

 

34 Raceway

West Burlington, IA

All Stars

32 cars

The 3/8-mile track was heavy tonight, and Cory Eliason (31st car out to time) set a new track record at 12.235 seconds, besting Steve Kinser’s mark of 12.250 seconds in 2008. Cale Conley (27th car out) was second quick, followed by Spencer Bayston (24th), Paul McMahan (20th), Aaron Reutzel (25th), Sammy Swindell (30th), Carl Bowser (27th), Jac Haudenschild (28th), Ryan Smith (14th) and Willie Croft (32nd). Lynton Jeffrey had the back-up car and suffered some issues that caused him to scratch.

Heat one (started): 1. Joey Saldana 26 (1) 2. Kerry Madsen 2m (2) 3. Rico Abreu 24 (4) 4. Jamie Veal 35V (3) 5. Dave Blaney 70 (6) / 6. Paul Nienhiser 9x (7) 7. Chad Kemenah 10H (10) 8. Bobby Mincer 15 (5)

8-lap heats took the top two to the Dash and the top five to the feature. The track remained heavy lending to little passing. Kemenah brought out the only caution when he got over the top of turn two and came to a stop.

Heat two (started): 1. Austin McCarl 2KS (1) 2. Jake Blackhurst 25 (2) 3. Parker Price-Miller 4 (3) 4. Brandon Spithaler 22 (5) 5. Tim Kaeding 3K (6) / 6. R. Smith 11 (4) 7. Jordyn Brazier 21AU (7) DNS – Lynton Jeffrey 12

Kaeding came to a stop before a lap could be completed. Despite restarting at the rear, he worked his way up to a transfer early. A. McCarl and Blackhurst both won features earlier this year at 34 with the Sprint Invaders.

Heat three (started): 1. Carson Macedo 3G (1) 2. Reutzel 87 (2) 3. Bayston 39 (4) 4. McMahan 13 (3) 5. Tony Stewart 14 (6) / 6. Tyler Esh 35 (5) 7. Sammy Walsh 5H (7) 8. Ryan Jamison 51J (8)

Heat four (started): 1. Swindell 59 (2) 2. Bowser 98 (1) 3. Eliason 83 (4) 4. Conley 7K (3) 5. Croft 29 (6) / 6. Haudenschild 3 (5) 7. Bill Balog 50 (7) 8. Josh Schneiderman 49 (8)

Schneiderman got over the turn two berm at the start. The lead five were decided after lap one.

Dash one (started): 1. Conley (1) 2. Madsen (2) 3. Reutzel (3) 4. Saldana (4) 5. Macedo (5)

Dashes were four laps deciding the inside (Dash one) and outside (Dash two) starting positions in the A main.

Dash two (started): 1. Eliason (2) 2. Swindell (1) 3. A. McCarl (4) 4. Bowser (3) 5. Blackhurst (5)

B main (started): 1. R. Smith (2) 2. Haudenschild (1) 3. Nienhiser (4) 4. Kemenah (8) / 5. Walsh (7) 6. Balog (5) 7. Schneiderman (9) 8. Mincer (10) 9. Esh (3) 10. Brazier (6) 11. Jamison (11)

The 12-lapper took the top four to the A. R. Smith led early over Haudenschild, Nienhiser, Esh and Kemenah. Brazier drove off turn two, stopping and bringing a yellow. The restart saw Kemenah passing Esh for the final transfer spot. Six laps later, Esh would get over the berm himself.

A main (started): 1. Swindell (4) 2. Eliason (2) 3. Macedo (9) 4. Conley (1) 5. Madsen (3) 6. Reutzel (5) 7. Saldana (7) 8. Price-Miller (12) 9. Abreu (13) 10. A. McCarl (6) 11. Stewart (18) 12. Bayston (11) 13. Haudenschild (22) 14. McMahan (14) 15. Nienhiser (23) 16. Spithaler (16) 17. Croft (17) 18. Blackhurst (10) 19. Veal (15) 20. R. Smith (21) 21. Bowser (8) 22. Kemenah (24) 23. Blaney (20) 24. Kaeding (19)

Conley led the 30-lapper early over Eliason, Madsen, Swindell and Reutzel. The leaders were in lapped traffic by lap four ,and Kaeding, Blaney and Kemenah exited early. On lap five, Eliason worked by Conley in traffic. On lap nine, Swindell also worked under Madsen for third. A good race was developing in traffic, but three cautions set up a clean track. Bowser blew a right rear and got into the turn four wall on lap nine. On that restart, Macedo was able to move by Reutzel for fifth. The leaders were back in traffic on lap 16. Swindell would dive under Conley for second on lap 17 before Blackhurst got over turn two berm and brought caution with eight to go. Eliason took off again, while Macedo grabbed fourth from Madsen on lap 19. On lap 27, Sammy ducked under Eliason to take the lead. Despite a last caution for Croft, he would win his first All Star win in exactly one year (Lebanon, NY). Macedo would snag third on the last lap. Haudenschild was the hard-charger.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Prevails in All Stars Return to Knoxville!
Clint Garner Tunes Up For 360 Nationals with Another Win

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 28, 2018) – Kerry Madsen took home $5,000 for his charge from the seventh row to victory Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway with the All Star Circuit of Champions on Weiler Night. It was the series first appearance at Knoxville since 2011. With 56 cars in the field, the St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia native earned his twentieth career win at the famous half-mile oval aboard the Tod Quiring #2m. Clint Garner topped a 44-car field in the 360 class. The Sioux Falls, South Dakota driver will try to defend his 2017 Knoxville 360 Nationals title next weekend.

The feature for the All Stars got off to a rough start, when a slow pace on the parade lap saw cars stacking up. Austin McCarl got the worst end of the situation, and ended up spinning to a stop with top wing damage. Once the 25-lap event was green, Matt Juhl took the point ahead of Terry McCarl, Brooke Tatnell, Lynton Jeffrey and Carson Macedo.

Sammy Swindell made an early move from sixth to fourth early, before Trey Starks found himself upside down in turn one with three laps in the books. He was o.k. The restart saw Juhl leading Terry McCarl, Tatnell, Swindell and Chad Kemenah. Swindell would gain third when the green fell. Juhl and McCarl separated themselves a bit from the pack, but on the twelfth lap, the leader slowed and exited with a driveline issue.

McCarl assumed the lead by a healthy margin. Disaster struck with 14 laps down, however. McCarl jumped the turn one cushion and flipped hard into turn two. He walked away from the crash. Now Swindell assumed the lead ahead of Kemenah, Tatnell, Kerry Madsen (up from 13th) and Paul McMahan. Tatnell moved into second on the restart, but Madsen was on the move, and slid from fourth to second on lap 16.

A great race for the lead developed with Swindell and Madsen swapping the point twice. Madsen would finally lead on lap 20. A final caution came out for Macedo, who blew his right rear tire with three to go. On that restart, Sam Hafertepe Jr. had issues and spun.

Madsen would pull away to win his second All Star show in as many nights over Swindell, Kemenah, Brian Brown and Tatnell. Spencer Bayston, hard-charger Dominic Scelzi, Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason and McMahan rounded out the top ten. McMahan set quick time over the large field, while Hafertepe, Juhl, Lynton Jeffrey, Macedo and Brown won heats. Tony Stewart was the D main winner, while Rager Phillips won the C, Gio Scelzi took the B, and Juhl and Terry McCarl claimed the Dashes.

“He will not go away, will he?” said Madsen in Victory Lane of his battle with Swindell. “He’s an absolute legend and one of my heroes growing up. I can’t believe he’s still going. Everyone asks what’s been wrong with us. We’ve actually been quick, but we haven’t caught many breaks. Last night (at Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota) was a great night, and Guy Forbrook has been working hard. That thing was a rocket ship tonight. Obviously, to win a race like this you have to have a great racecar. This is a good time to get good.”

“We weren’t in this car until Thursday night, and we’ve had some things to work on,” said Swindell of his Thone Motorsports #59 team. “Our Dashes we seem to back up, but we seem to get a lot better for the main. That was a heck of a start on the first lap. We were able to get by Brown there on the berm. We were able to get to fourth right away. There’s a few things we struggled with towards the end, but it’s a heck of a start with this team. At my age, we’re not supposed to be doing this, but we’re proving them wrong every night.”

“I think we got better in the long runs,” said Kemenah. “I messed up on the one restart. We’ve kind of struggled all year long, so this deal here can give us some momentum coming into a pretty important week coming up here. The last few races we’ve been getting better, and we’ll just keep plugging away.”

The non-stop 360 feature was also entertaining. Aussie Scott Bogucki led the 18-lapper early over Nate Van Haaften, Clint Garner and Jamie Ball. Garner quickly took second from Van Haaften. Behind them, Jamie Ball, Sawyer Phillips and Gio Scelzi were slicing and dicing for position. Ball and Phillips exchanged fourth a number of times, while Scelzi moved into third, passing both of them on lap eight.

The leaders were in lapped traffic by the ninth circuit, and two laps later, Bogucki was slowed behind a lapper on the cushion. Garner pounced into the lead and pulled away from there. His 38th 360 win here came ahead of Bogucki, Scelzi, Phillips and a hard-charging Terry McCarl (from 18th). Thomas Kennedy, Ball, Skylar Gee, Van Haaften and Calvin Landis completed the top ten. Van Haaften set quick time, while Dylan Peterson, Brooke Tatnell, Tom Lenz, McCarl and Matt Covington won heats. Blake Hahn was the C main winner, and Ryan Giles claimed the B.

“It was a good race,” said Garner in Victory Lane. “I was so happy to be up front in that thing. Just last weekend, I qualified bad, and I know how easy that can happen. I’m just grateful to be here. It’s so hard to do. There were good cars. When I caught (Matt) Moro as a lapped car, I knew better than even to attempt to make a move. He’s just in the back. He was hauling the mail. It was just about starting positions at that point.”

The 28th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank get underway on Thursday, August 2 and continue through Saturday, August 4. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com
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The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions return to Knoxville Raceway for Weiler Night on July 28th! 3-Time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart has confirmed he will race this night as well!

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410 Results

Time Trials Group A (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK (3), 15.364; 2. 26, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (1), 15.399; 3. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (7), 15.489; 4. 4, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (8), 15.553; 5. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 15.590; 6. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (10), 15.622; 7. 70S, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (9), 15.664; 8. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (12), 15.717; 9. 35, Tyler Esh, Lancaster, PA (6), 15.836; 10. 98, Carl Bowser, Cabot, PA (11), 15.859; 11. 10, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (4), 15.907; 12. 28, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (5), 16.113

Time Trials Group B (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 13, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (9), 15.338; 2. 59, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (2), 15.381; 3. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11), 15.654; 4. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (6), 15.697; 5. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (4), 15.702; 6. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (7), 15.758; 7. 70, Dave Blaney, High Point, NC (5), 15.820; 8. 27, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (10), 16.154; 9. 7, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (3), 16.339; 10. 7X, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 16.470; 11. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (1), 16.689

Time Trials Group C (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 15.368; 2. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (6), 15.404; 3. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (2), 15.410; 4. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (7), 15.449; 5. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (1), 15.479; 6. 7K, Cale Conley, Vienna, WV (10), 15.667; 7. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (4), 15.748; 8. 35V, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (3), 15.797; 9. 14, Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN (9), 15.832; 10. 3, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (5), 15.958; 11. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (11), 16.447

Time Trials Group D (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (6), 15.440; 2. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (1), 15.599; 3. 3G, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (3), 15.638; 4. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (5), 15.652; 5. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (10), 15.657; 6. 67, Ryan Robinson, Foresthill, CA (8), 15.663; 7. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (11), 15.683; 8. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (7), 15.726; 9. 11, Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA (4), 15.743; 10. 22, Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA (9), 16.366; 11. 1AJ, Trevor Mell, Harwood, ND (2), 17.747

Time Trials Group E (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (4), 15.530; 2. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (8), 15.545; 3. 44, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (3), 15.607; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (1), 15.685; 5. 29, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (7), 15.805; 6. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (10), 15.877; 7. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (6), 16.016; 8. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (11), 16.066; 9. 5H, Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust. (9), 16.177; 10. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (5), 16.517; 11. 84, Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN (2), NT

Overall Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 13, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (21), 15.338; 2. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (3), 15.364; 3. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (31), 15.368; 4. 59, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (14), 15.381; 5. 26, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (1), 15.399; 6. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (29), 15.404; 7. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (25), 15.410; 8. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (40), 15.440; 9. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (30), 15.449; 10. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (24), 15.479; 11. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (7), 15.489; 12. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (49), 15.530; 13. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (53), 15.545; 14. 4, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (8), 15.553; 15. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 15.590; 16. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (35), 15.599; 17. 44, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (48), 15.607; 18. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (10), 15.622; 19. 3G, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (37), 15.638; 20. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (39), 15.652; 21. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (23), 15.654; 22. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (44), 15.657; 23. 67, Ryan Robinson, Foresthill, CA (42), 15.663; 24. 70S, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (9), 15.664; 25. 7K, Cale Conley, Vienna, WV (33), 15.667; 26. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (45), 15.683; 27. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (46), 15.685; 28. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (18), 15.697; 29. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (16), 15.702; 30. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (12), 15.717; 31. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (41), 15.726; 32. 11, Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA (38), 15.743; 33. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (27), 15.748; 34. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (19), 15.758; 35. 35V, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (26), 15.797; 36. 29, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (52), 15.805; 37. 70, Dave Blaney, High Point, NC (17), 15.820; 38. 14, Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN (32), 15.832; 39. 35, Tyler Esh, Lancaster, PA (6), 15.836; 40. 98, Carl Bowser, Cabot, PA (11), 15.859; 41. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (55), 15.877; 42. 10, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (4), 15.907; 43. 3, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (28), 15.958; 44. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (51), 16.016; 45. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (56), 16.066; 46. 28, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (5), 16.113; 47. 27, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (22), 16.154; 48. 5H, Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust. (54), 16.177; 49. 7, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (15), 16.339; 50. 22, Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA (43), 16.366; 51. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (34), 16.447; 52. 7X, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 16.470; 53. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (50), 16.517; 54. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (13), 16.689; 55. 1AJ, Trevor Mell, Harwood, ND (36), 17.747; 56. 84, Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN (47), NT

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.8: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 2. Wayne Johnson (4); 3. Parker Price-Miller (1); 4. Cory Eliason (6) / 5. Joey Saldana (3); 6. Jeff Swindell (7); 7. Jordyn Brazier (8) / 8. Rager Phillips (5); 9. Tyler Esh (9) / 10. Carl Bowser (10); 11. Clyde Knipp (11); 12. Allan Woods (12)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.9: 1. Matt Juhl (1); 2. Paul McMahan (4); 3. Tasker Phillips (2); 4. Sammy Swindell (3) / 5. Josh Schneiderman (6); 6. RJ Johnson (5); 7. Dave Blaney (7) / 8. John Carney II (9); 9. Bob Weuve (10) / 10. Tucker Klaasmeyer (8) DNS – Carson McCarl

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.0: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (2); 2. Spencer Bayston (1); 3. Kerry Madsen (3); 4. Terry McCarl (4) / 5. Gio Scelzi (5); 6. Cale Conley (6); 7. Rico Abreu (7) / 8. Jac Haudenschild (10); 9. Jamie Veal (8) / 10. Tony Stewart (9); 11. Bobby Mincer (11)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Carson Macedo (2); 2. Chad Kemenah (3); 3. Austin McCarl (1); 4. Aaron Reutzel (4) / 5. Ryan Robinson (6); 6. Hunter Schuerenberg (7); 7. Davey Heskin (5) / 8. Ryan Smith (9); 9. Brandon Spithaler (10) / 10. Trevor Mell (11); 11. AJ Moeller (8)

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.7: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Brooke Tatnell (1); 3. Trey Starks (2); 4. Tim Kaeding (6) / 5. Dominic Scelzi (3); 6. Paige Polyak (8); 7. Willie Croft (5) / 8. Sammy Walsh (9); 9. Chase Wanner (10) / 10. Glen Saville (7) DNS – Brandon Hanks

D main (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Tony Stewart (1); 2. Carl Bowser (2) / 3. Bobby Mincer (6); 4. Clyde Knipp (7); 5. Carson McCarl (8); 6. Trevor Mell (5); 7. Glen Saville (3); 8. Tucker Klaasmeyer (4); DNS - AJ Moeller, Allan Woods

C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:58.1: 1. Rager Phillips (1); 2. Ryan Smith (2); 3. John Carney II (5); 4. Jac Haudenschild (3); 5. Tony Stewart (11); 6. Jamie Veal (6); 7. Sammy Walsh (4); 8. Tyler Esh (7); 9. Carl Bowser (12); 10. Bob Weuve (10); 11. Brandon Spithaler (8); 12. Chase Wanner (9);

Dash one (started), 4 Laps, 1:08.9: 1. Matt Juhl (1); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 3. Brian Brown (6); 4. Sammy Swindell (2); 5. Spencer Bayston (5); 6. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4)

Dash two (started), 4 Laps, 1:08.4: 1. Terry McCarl (1); 2. Brooke Tatnell (2); 3. Carson Macedo (3); 4. Chad Kemenah (6); 5. Paul McMahan (5); 6. Wayne Johnson (4)

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:31.5: 1. Gio Scelzi (2); 2. Joey Saldana (1); 3. Dominic Scelzi (3); 4. Ryan Robinson (4) / 5. Josh Schneiderman (5); 6. Hunter Schuerenberg (8); 7. Jeff Swindell (6); 8. Rico Abreu (11); 9. Davey Heskin (9); 10. Jordyn Brazier (12); 11. Cale Conley (7); 12. Rager Phillips (16); 13. Willie Croft (14); 14. Ryan Smith (17); 15. Paige Polyak (10); 16. Dave Blaney (13) DNS – RJ Johnson

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Kerry Madsen (13); 2. Sammy Swindell (7); 3. Chad Kemenah (8); 4. Brian Brown (5); 5. Brooke Tatnell (4); 6. Spencer Bayston (9); 7. Dominic Scelzi (23); 8. Aaron Reutzel (18); 9. Cory Eliason (19); 10. Paul McMahan (10); 11. Tim Kaeding (20); 12. Austin McCarl (16); 13. Joey Saldana (22); 14. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 15. Parker Price-Miller (14); 16. Carson Macedo (6); 17. Tasker Phillips (17); 18. Wayne Johnson (12); 19. Ryan Robinson (24); 20. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (11); 21. Terry McCarl (2); 22. Matt Juhl (1); 23. Dave Blaney (26); 24. Jac Haudenschild (25); 25. Trey Starks (15); 26. Gio Scelzi (21). Lap Leaders: Juhl 1-11, T. McCarl 12-14, S. Swindell 15-19, K. Madsen 20-25. Hard-charger: D. Scelzi.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (22), 15.859; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (13), 15.944; 3. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (1), 15.952; 4. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (4), 15.982; 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (7), 15.988; 6. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (27), 16.011; 7. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (29), 16.042; 8. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (11), 16.055; 9. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (20), 16.095; 10. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (2), 16.099; 11. 88, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX (6), 16.110; 12. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (3), 16.119; 13. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (15), 16.139; 14. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (44), 16.158; 15. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (33), 16.171; 16. 13M, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (30), 16.174; 17. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (23), 16.180; 18. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (32), 16.233; 19. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (38), 16.236; 20. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (16), 16.248; 21. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (14), 16.265; 22. 14, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (12), 16.266; 23. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (17), 16.269; 24. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (37), 16.355; 25. 28C, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (25), 16.364; 26. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (19), 16.391; 27. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (42), 16.396; 28. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (18), 16.457; 29. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (9), 16.483; 30. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (24), 16.507; 31. 17, Mitch Faccinto, Fresno, CA (21), 16.538; 32. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (39), 16.541; 33. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (40), 16.559; 34. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (28), 16.569; 35. 98, Chris Masters, Napa, CA (5), 16.577; 36. 75, Tyler Blank, California, MO (8), 16.602; 37. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (10), 16.618; 38. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (26), 16.630; 39. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (41), 16.664; 40. 03, Shayle Bade, Lincoln, NE (35), 16.678; 41. 02, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (31), 16.714; 42. 86, Tony Bruce Jr., Owasso, OK (36), 16.765; 43. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (34), NT; 44. 13MJ, Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN (43), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.3: 1. Dylan Peterson (2); 2. Christian Bowman (1); 3. Sawyer Phillips (5); 4. Josh Higday (3); 5. Nate Van Haaften (6); 6. Scottie McDonald (4); 7. Tyler Blank (8); 8. Don Droud Jr. (9); 9. Mitch Faccinto (7)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.5: 1. Brooke Tatnell (2); 2. Joe Beaver (1); 3. Clint Garner (6); 4. Ryan Giles (3); 5. Mason Daniel (4); 6. Nathan Mills (5); 7. Tony Bruce Jr. (9); 8. Troy Manteufel (7); 9. Alex Hill (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.1: 1. Tom Lenz (2); 2. McKenna Haase (4); 3. Gio Scelzi (6); 4. Cody Wehrle (1); 5. Jon Agan (3); 6. Tasker Phillips (9); 7. Chris Martin (7); 8. Harli White (5); 9. Mitchell Alexander (8)

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.9: 1. Terry McCarl (2); 2. Thomas Kennedy (4); 3. Josh Baughman (3); 4. Scott Bogucki (6); 5. Skylar Gee (5); 6. Blake Hahn (8); 7. Dustin Clark (1); 8. John Anderson (7) DNS – Brandon Halverson

Heat five (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.5: 1. Matt Covington (1); 2. Calvin Landis (4); 3. Matt Moro (3); 4. Jamie Ball (6); 5. Jonathan Cornell (2); 6. Shayle Bade (8); 7. Brad Comegys (5); 8. Chris Masters (7)

C main (started), 8 Laps, 2:21.3: 1. Blake Hahn (3); 2. Tasker Phillips (7); 3. Alex Hill (1); 4. Shayle Bade (4) / 5. Tony Bruce Jr. (6); 6. Mitchell Alexander (2); 7. Don Droud Jr. (5) DNS – Brandon Halverson

B main (started), 10 Laps, 3:01.0: 1. Ryan Giles (1); 2. Jon Agan (2); 3. Josh Baughman (3); 4. Matt Moro (4) / 5. Cody Wehrle (8); 6. Jonathan Cornell (5); 7. Chris Martin (13); 8. Tasker Phillips (16); 9. Tyler Blank (14); 10. Dustin Clark (9); 11. Blake Hahn (17); 12. Shayle Bade (18); 13. Mitch Faccinto (11); 14. Alex Hill (19); 15. Chris Masters (15); 16. John Anderson (12); 17. Joe Beaver (7); 18. Christian Bowman (6); 19. Matt Covington (10) DNS – Troy Manteufel

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:41.7: 1. Clint Garner (4); 2. Scott Bogucki (1); 3. Gio Scelzi (3); 4. Sawyer Phillips (5); 5. Terry McCarl (18); 6. Thomas Kennedy (10); 7. Jamie Ball (6); 8. Skylar Gee (9); 9. Nate Van Haaften (2); 10. Calvin Landis (11); 11. Brooke Tatnell (13); 12. Ryan Giles (21); 13. Mason Daniel (14); 14. McKenna Haase (8); 15. Dylan Peterson (12); 16. Jon Agan (22); 17. Josh Baughman (23); 18. Nathan Mills (7); 19. Matt Moro (24); 20. Scottie McDonald (17); 21. Harli White (16); 22. Brad Comegys (19); 23. Josh Higday (20); 24. Tom Lenz (15). Lap Leaders: Bogucki 1-10, Garner 11-18. Hard-charger: T. McCarl.

 

 

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7/26/18

Angell Park Speedway

Sun Prairie, WI

39 All Stars

23 BMARA Midgets

All Stars

In hot laps, Mike Decker turned over in turn two. He was unhurt, but didn’t return until his heat. Four heat groups qualified. Overall, Ryan Smith (5th car out to time) set quick time at 12.056 seconds. The track was a little dry right away, as the field was off the 11.706 mark set by Brandon Spithaler when the All Stars stopped here last year. Carson Macedo (6th car out) was second quick, followed by Cory Eliason (15th), Chad Kemenah (25th), Jeremy Schultz (3rd), Aaron Reutzel (29th), Paul McMahan (1st), Sammy Swindell (16th), Bill Balog (20th) and Jac Haudenschild (12th).

Heat one (started): 1. McMahan 13 (1) 2. Schultz 5J (2) 3. Macedo 3G (3) 4. Smith 11 (4) 5. Brandon Spithaler 22 (5) / 6. Sammy Walsh 5H (6) 7. Jordan Goldesberry 65 (7) 8. Todd Daun 19 (9) 9. Wayne Modjeski 14AJ (8) 10. Hunter Custer 29 (10)

10-lap heats took the top two to the Dash, and top five to the feature. This one was mostly a single-file affair.

Heat two (started): 1. Jac Haudenschild 3 (1) 2. Swindell 59 (3) 3. Balog 17B (2) 4. Eliason 83 (4) 5. Parker Price-Miller 4 (6) / 6. Cale Conley 7K (5) 7. Ben Schmidt 73 (7) 8. Scott Uttech 7 (8) 9. Kris Spitz 4K (9) 10. Mike Reinke 02 (10)

Conley jumped Price-Miller’s tire on the start, and Spitz was also caught up. Conley kept rolling. Reinke was taken out and flipped on the next try at green. He was o.k. Once it got going, Haudenschild led the distance over Swindell and Balog. Price-Miller worked his way up to fifth from the tail by the second lap.

Heat three (started): 1. Reutzel 87 (3) 2. Kemenah 10H (4) 3. Dominic Scelzi 41s (2) 4. Rico Abreu 24 (6) 5. Russell Borland 23 (1) / 6. Scott Neitzel 2w (7) 7. Carl Bowser 98 (5) 8. Tyler Esh 35 (9) 9. Steve Meyer 85m (8) 10. Nick Matuszewski 63 (10)

Reutzel used the low side to rocket under the front row heading into turn one and never looked back. Scelzi settled into second, followed by Kemenah and Abreu. Kemenah worked by Scelzi to earn a Dash spot on lap four.

Heat four (started): 1. Tony Stewart 14 (4) 2. Dave Blaney 70 (1) 3. Scotty Thiel 64 (3) 4. Joey Saldana 26 (2) 5. Jake Blackhurst 25 (5) / 6. Scott Biertzer 4B (7) 7. Jereme Schroeder 43 (8) 8. Mike Decker 12 (9) 9. Brandon McMullen 10w (6)

Blaney led early over Saldana and Stewart. Thiel moved by McMullen for fourth on lap four. McMullen would tag the wall hard on lap five and exit shortly after Blackhurst passed him for the final transfer. Meanwhile, up front, Stewart used the low groove to work by Saldana and Blaney for the win. Thiel gained third late in the going.

Dash one (started): 1. Smith (1) 2. Blaney (2) 3. Macedo (3) 4. Haudenschild (5) 5. Swindell (4)

Smith was gone in this 4-lapper that decided the inside of the first five rows. Smith and Macedo qualified as having the top two quickest times in the top five (but not top two) of their heat.

Dash two (started): 1. Reutzel (2) 2. Stewart (1) 3. Kemenah (3) 4. McMahan (5) 5. Schultz (4)

Reutzel used the cushion in one and two to propel himself to the win. McMahan patiently worked by Schultz to gain fourth late.

B main (started): 1. Conley (1) 2. Walsh (2) 3. Neitzel (4) 4. McMullen (13) / 5. Goldesberry (5) 6. Schmidt (6) 7. Bowser (7) 8. Decker (12) 9. Modjeski (15) 10. Esh (10) 11. Spitz (14) 12. Daun (11) 13. Matuszewski (17) 14. Biertzer (3) 15. Custer (16) 16. Schroeder (8) 17. Uttech (9) DNS – Meyer, Reinke

There wasn’t enough room getting into turn three on the first lap. It saw Schroeder clip an infield tire and dump his sprinter, collecting Spitz, Daun and Uttech. No one was hurt, but Uttech and Schroeder were done. The second try at green saw Biertzer get crossed up down the backstretch. The resulting chain reaction lasted until turn four where Esh, Schmidt and Matuszewski were victims. All would refire. Conley would lead the 12-lap distance over Walsh and Neitzel. On lap two, Goldesberry grabbed the fourth and final transfer from Biertzer. McMullen had one of the faster cars. He had moved from row seven to fifth by lap three, and had moved into fourth by lap four, garnering the final transfer.

A main (started): 1. Smith (1) 2. Balog (11) 3. Blaney (3) 4. Kemenah (6) 5. Abreu (16) 6. Scelzi (13) 7. McMahan (8) 8. Eliason (14) 9. Price-Miller (20) 10. Swindell (9) 11. Thiel (12) 12. Spithaler (17) 13. Schultz (10) 14. Blackhurst (19) 15. Conley (21) 16. Macedo (5) 17. Neitzel (23) 18. McMullen (24) 19. Stewart (4) 20. Walsh (22) 21. Reutzel (2) 22. Haudenschild (7) 23. Saldana (15) 24. Borland (18)

A tall ledge of a cushion developed throughout the night. Despite efforts to run it in, no grader appeared to truly knock it out. It made for a technical track and another entertaining race at the prairie. Reutzel took off for another zip code at the drop of the green in the 35-lapper, entering lapped traffic on the third circuit, ahead of Smith, Stewart, Kemenah and Macedo. Kemenah worked by Stewart to gain third on lap eight. Two laps later, Macedo followed him into fourth. On lap 12, Macedo would use the low side to shoot by Kemenah for the third spot. Everything broke loose 12 laps in. Haudenschild got above the cushion and into the turn four wall. Slowly the caution came out. I looked in turn three, and Reutzel was sitting there without his fuel tank. At the same time, Saldana limped into the pits with front end damage. Smith inherited the lead over Macedo, Kemenah, Stewart and Blaney. Kemenah shot by Macedo for second, while Balog got by Blaney for fifth, and then Stewart for fourth on lap 14. Macedo and Kemenah had a fierce battle going on for second, and Macedo claimed it again on lap 16. The leaders were back in traffic on lap 19. Smith would hop over the turn three cushion, allowing Macedo to lead lap 19. Balog continued his charge, getting by Kemenah for third with eight to go. Just two laps from the checkers, Macedo had something in the front end break, ending his winning run. Smith would assume the lead on the green, white, checker finish, ahead of Balog, Kemenah, Blaney and Abreu. Blaney would jump to third on the restart, but Smith was able to hold off Balog at the line for his seventh career All Star win.

BMARA Midgets

Hot laps were used for qualifying. The cars came out in three groups of eight (one seven). Tyler Baran set quick time at 15.675 seconds, just six one-thousandths ahead of Scott Hatton. Davey Ray was third quick, followed by Ryan Probst, David Budres, Zach Boden, Kevin Olson, Jordan Mattson, Kyle Brinkmann and Mike Stroik.

Heat one (started): 1. Kyle Koch 71 (6) 2. Pat Hensen 4 (1) 3. Harrison Kleven 29 (3) 4. Shay Sassano 31 (4) 5. Tristan Koenings 66T (5) 6. Joe Ebben 66E (7) 7. Mike Unger 76 (2)

The 8-lap heat was reserved for those outside the top sixteen in time. Hensen led early over Unger and Kleven. Unger would tag the wall on the second lap and retire. Koch would assumed second and pass Hensen to win it with three to go.

Heat two (started): 1. Andy Baugh 57 (3) 2. Hatton 1 (8) 3. Mattson 77 (5) 4. Marty Saso 3L (2) 5. Stroik 9s (4) 6. Boden 2 (6) 7. Probst 99 (7) 8. Jake Goeglein 8 (1)

The top five finishers were eligible for the feature invert (ten). Baugh led Saso and Goeglein early. The battle for third on back went 4-wide on lap two. Probst would catch the tough end of that, climbing another tire. He was fortunate to save it, but the caution came out. Baugh would hang on for the win, over Hatton, who was able to close on the restart.

Heat three (started): 1. Ray 3 (7) 2. Jack Routson 38 (3) 3. Baran 11 (8) 4. Budres 27 (6) 5. Olson 9K (5) 6. Brinkmann 5 (4) 7. Brian Peterson 7 (2) 8. Denny Smith 66 (1)

Smith exited before a lap was complete. Routson led early over Peterson and Olson. Baran gave Olson the chrome horn from behind to move into fourth on lap four. He then passed Budres for third on lap five. Ray was loyal to the cushion and moved up nicely before taking the lead with one to go to win an exciting one.

A main (started): 1. Ray (8) 2. Probst (11) 3. Mattson (5) 4. Hatton (9) 5. Olson (6) 6. Baran (10) 7. Budres (7) 8. Boden (12) 9. Brinkmann (13) 10. Stroik (4) 11. Saso (1) 12. Koch (20) 13. Peterson (14) 14. Routson (3) 15. Smith (15) 16. Hensen (17) 17. Koenings (22) 18. Kleven (19) 19. Sassano (18) 20. Baugh (2) 21. Goeglein (16) 22. Unger (21) DNS – Ebben

Saso led the 20-lapper early over Baugh and Routson. Baugh would take the lead, and Mattson started moving forward taking third on lap two and second the next lap. Goeglein stopped to bring a caution five laps in. The restart saw Baugh ahead of Mattson, Routson, Budres and Olson. Mattson shot by on the low side to take the lead when the green fell, while Budres moved into third. A spin by Routson nine laps in, slowed things one more time. Now Mattson led Baugh, Budres, Olson and Ray, who was pounding the rough cushion. Ray would shoot from fifth to third on the restart, and on lap 12 passed both Baugh and then Mattson on the low side to take the point. Baugh would follow him on the cushion to take second on lap 14, but one circuit later, he would pay the price for tempting the cushion. He tagged the backstretch wall, and flipped wildly, gaining serious air time. He would walk under his own power to the ambulance. He did not need transport. Ray would hold on to win the five lap Dash for the checkers. Probst would close to go from fourth to second, when Budres jumped the cushion.

 

 

 

Brian Brown Wins a Wild One at Knoxville!
Joey Saldana Strong in 360’s; Kelby Watt Picks Up His Second 305 Feature of Year

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 21, 2018) – Five lead changes highlighted a wild 410 feature at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday’s 3M Night. After dueling with Austin McCarl, Brian Brown visited Victory Lane for the seventh time this season, and the 44th time in his career, eclipsing the great Earl Wagner for sixth on the all-time list. The win was worth $4,000 for the Grain Valley, Missouri pilot, and came aboard his Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21. Joey Saldana drove the Rudeen Racing #26 to his first career 360 win here, and seventeen-year-old Kelby Watt won for the second time this season and the third time in his career in the 305 class.

Brown started in the second row and shot into the lead immediately in the 20-lap 410 main event, ahead of Austin McCarl, Terry McCarl and Kerry Madsen. Brown jumped the cushion and Austin led briefly, but Brown was back in front at the line. The leaders entered lapped traffic on lap seven.

Brown would climb the back end of Clyde Knipp’s lapped car in turn two, and Austin pounced into the lead. The pair entered heavier lapped traffic on lap nine, and Brown slid back by for the point. A lap later, Austin was back in front with a similar move.

Austin was strong in lapped traffic and maintained his lead. With five to go, Madsen slid by Terry McCarl for third, with the latter returning the move on lap 16. At that point, fifth running Brooke Tatnell could not avoid the lapped machine of Chris Martin and tipped over. He was o.k.

The restart saw Austin McCarl leading Brown, Terry McCarl, Madsen and Cory Eliason. Brown would trail Austin until lap four completing the lap, when he shot back into the lead for good. On lap 18, Madsen slid in front of Terry McCarl for third. Terry looked to return the favor in turns three and four. He would climb the inside berm and his car drifted in front of Madsen. Unable to brake in time, Madsen struck the rear bumper of McCarl’s car and tipped over. RJ Johnson struck the stopped Madsen and flipped wildly into turn four. Fortunately, both were uninjured.

Brown would pull away for the win, ahead of Austin McCarl, a late closing Eliason, Davey Heskin and Terry McCarl. Hard-charger Dominic Scelzi, Joey Saldana, Spencer Bayston, Matt Juhl and Carson McCarl rounded out the top ten. Brown set quick time over the 33-car field, while Bayston, Heskin, Knipp and Eliason won heats. Josh Schneiderman won the B main.

“My crew chief Chad Morgan is a brother to me,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “He lost his brother yesterday. This was for the whole Morgan family. C.W. was a great guy. To put this car in Victory Lane for Chad and his family, was what this was all about. I knew we had to make something happen there, and that was probably one of my sloppiest races in some time. I got over the cushion there, and almost crashed it. I almost ran over Clyde, and almost anything stupid you could do, I probably did it. I’m not to proud of that performance, and I’ve got to clean it up if we’re going to have a chance here in a couple of weeks. Austin in the other Casey’s car…you guys are seeing talent develop in front of your eyes.”

Things got off to a slow start in the 360 18-lap feature. Thomas Kennedy had his wing mounts come loose. Fortunately, he kept the car under him in turn one, but he was done for the night. Joey Saldana stormed to the lead early, over Cory Eliason, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Ryan Giles and Jon Agan.

The leader entered lapped traffic on the seventh lap, but a caution for debris cleaned the track in front of him, just as Eliason was pressuring for the point. With eleven laps to go, Saldana led Eliason, Hafertepe, Giles and Agan back to green.

Wayne Johnson was able to move into the top five at that point, but Saldana did a masterful job the last five laps in traffic to take the win. Eliason held on for second ahead of Hafertepe, Giles and Johnson. Clint Garner, Dominic Scelzi, Agan, Lee Grosz and Sawyer Phillips completed the top ten. Saldana also set quick time over the 36-car field, with Ryan Roberts, Kennedy, Calvin Landis and Jamie Ball scoring heat wins. Blake Hahn claimed the B main.

“Right before the yellow, we had a lapped car almost stop in front of us,” said Saldana in Victory Lane. “When you have a clean race going, you don’t want to do anything stupid. I just tried to be smart, but not give up a spot. Luckily, Tyler and the guys did a great job. The car was fast. We don’t get to do this very often (run the 360), so it’s nice to come here and run this car and this motor. Hopefully, we’ll be a little bit better when we come for the 360 Nationals.”

Kelby Watt shot to the point at the beginning of the 15-lap 305 finale. Matthew Stelzer followed him on lap one, but it was Mike Mayberry who used the cushion to jet into second on lap two. Six laps in, Chris Horton would tip over. He was uninjured. When trying to restart, Ryan Leavitt failed to gain power and also had to retire.

Watt headed for the bottom of turn one when the green fell, but Mayberry proved the high line was best and took the point. A lap later, another red flew when Vance Weber got upside down in a fracas that also involved Jeff Wilke and Joe Simbro, who both restarted.

Mayberry continued his lead, ahead of Watt, Stelzer, Eric Bridger and Chase Young with eight to go. After starting eleventh, Jayce Jenkins was also on the move, and grabbed fifth with four to go. Up front, Watt tracked down Mayberry. When Mayberry slipped above the cushion in turn two on lap 13, Watt was ready with a slide job in turn three and made it stick to grab the point again.

Watt would hold on for the win ahead of Mayberry, Stelzer, the hard-charger Jenkins and Bridger. Chase Young, Brandon Worthington, Evan Epperson, Casey Greubel and Mike Ayers rounded out the top ten. Bridger claimed his tenth quick time award of the year, while Stelzer and Epperson were heat winners.

“I made a mistake on that restart,” said Watt of the first caution flag. “I went to the bottom thinking it would be the best way around, but it wasn’t. Mike got me around the outside. Ever since then, I thought I have nine laps left, or eight laps left, and I’m going to try my hardest. I saw him mess up on the top, and I said I have to go for it on this corner right here. I threw it in there as hard as I could and hoped it would stick.”

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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (13), 15.699; 2. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (3), 15.729; 3. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (4), 15.868; 4. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (33), 15.898; 5. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 15.902; 6. 26, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (12), 15.923; 7. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (30), 16.012; 8. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (14), 16.045; 9. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (27), 16.059; 10. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (18), 16.060; 11. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (26), 16.065; 12. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (25), 16.092; 13. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (32), 16.259; 14. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (24), 16.262; 15. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (28), 16.284; 16. 91, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (1), 16.323; 17. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (15), 16.369; 18. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (8), 16.379; 19. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (22), 16.389; 20. 5H, Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust. (11), 16.397; 21. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (19), 16.400; 22. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (6), 16.433; 23. 10, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (2), 16.502; 24. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (17), 16.507; 25. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (29), 16.586; 26. 35, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (16), 16.588; 27. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (21), 16.637; 28. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (7), 16.691; 29. 28AU, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (10), 16.718; 30. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (23), 17.114; 31. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (31), 17.178; 32. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (9), NT; 33. 1, Travis Rilat, Heath, TX (5), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.6: 1. Spencer Bayston (2); 2. Austin McCarl (3); 3. Brian Brown (6); 4. Josh Schneiderman (1); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 6. Skylar Gee (5); 7. Allan Woods (7) DNS – Sam Hafertepe Jr., Travis Rilat

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Davey Heskin (4); 2. Kerry Madsen (6); 3. Jordyn Brazier (1); 4. Joey Saldana (5); 5. Dominic Scelzi (3); 6. Jamie Veal (7); 7. Chase Wanner (8); 8. Rico Abreu (2)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:19.3: 1. Clyde Knipp (1); 2. Brooke Tatnell (5); 3. Rager Phillips (2); 4. Matt Juhl (4); 5. Carson McCarl (3); 6. Chris Martin (7); 7. Bob Weuve (8); 8. AJ Moeller (6)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Cory Eliason (4); 2. Terry McCarl (6); 3. Sammy Walsh (2); 4. RJ Johnson (5); 5. Cale Thomas (3); 6. Bobby Mincer (7); 7. Glen Saville (1) DNS – Tasker Phillips

B main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Josh Schneiderman (1); 2. Jamie Veal (2); 3. Skylar Gee (3); 4. Chris Martin (5) / 5. Allan Woods (7); 6. Bobby Mincer (4); 7. Chase Wanner (6); 8. Bob Weuve (8) DNS – Glen Saville, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Rico Abreu, Travis Rilat, Tasker Phillips

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (3); 2. Austin McCarl (1); 3. Cory Eliason (8); 4. Davey Heskin (6); 5. Terry McCarl (2); 6. Dominic Scelzi (14); 7. Joey Saldana (7); 8. Spencer Bayston (10); 9. Matt Juhl (13); 10. Carson McCarl (16); 11. Lynton Jeffrey (11); 12. Jordyn Brazier (18); 13. Rager Phillips (15); 14. Cale Thomas (19); 15. Skylar Gee (23); 16. Sammy Walsh (17); 17. Kerry Madsen (4); 18. RJ Johnson (9); 19. Brooke Tatnell (5); 20. Jamie Veal (20); 21. Chris Martin (22); 22. Josh Schneiderman (21); 23. Clyde Knipp (12); 24. AJ Moeller (24). Lap Leaders: Brown 1-6, A. McCarl 7-8, Brown 9, A. McCarl 10-16, Brown 17-20. Hard-charger: Scelzi.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 26, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (33), 16.412; 2. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (18), 16.718; 3. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (25), 16.731; 4. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (13), 16.738; 5. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (29), 16.781; 6. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (20), 16.807; 7. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (28), 16.819; 8. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK (6), 16.855; 9. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (2), 16.855; 10. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (11), 16.875; 11. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (26), 16.885; 12. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (32), 16.898; 13. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (15), 16.916; 14. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (27), 16.920; 15. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (1), 16.956; 16. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (7), 16.964; 17. 13M, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (23), 16.999; 18. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (35), 17.000; 19. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (19), 17.010; 20. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (36), 17.014; 21. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (21), 17.017; 22. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (8), 17.057; 23. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.075; 24. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (5), 17.099; 25. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (34), 17.116; 26. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (30), 17.130; 27. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (3), 17.139; 28. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (17), 17.181; 29. 57, Billy Butler, Sacramento, CA (24), 17.265; 30. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (10), 17.276; 31. 75, Tyler Blank, California, MO (16), 17.417; 32. 5, Ryan Bowers, Ham Lake, MN (31), 17.471; 33. 9X, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (4), 17.476; 34. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (22), 17.523; 35. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (9), 17.660; 36. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (12), 17.715.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Ryan Roberts (1); 2. Clint Garner (3); 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 4. Joey Saldana (6); 5. McKenna Haase (7); 6. Paul Nienhiser (9); 7. Billy Butler (8); 8. Mason Daniel (4); DQ (Scales, crossed 5th) Josh Higday (2)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.6: 1. Thomas Kennedy (3); 2. Lee Grosz (4); 3. Joe Beaver (2); 4. Nate Van Haaften (5); 5. Harli White (1); 6. Nathan Mills (8); 7. Mitchell Alexander (9); 8. Brad Comegys (7); DQ (Illegal Tire, crossed 4th) Christian Bowman (6)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.7: 1. Calvin Landis (1); 2. Matt Moro (4); 3. Jon Agan (5); 4. Matt Covington (3); 5. Cory Eliason (6); 6. Tom Lenz (2); 7. Dylan Peterson (7); 8. Tyler Blank (8); 9. John Anderson (9)

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.9: 1. Jamie Ball (1); 2. Sawyer Phillips (2); 3. Dominic Scelzi (4); 4. Wayne Johnson (5); 5. Ryan Giles (6); 6. Blake Hahn (3); 7. Jeff Swindell (7); 8. Dustin Clark (9); 9. Ryan Bowers (8)

B main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Blake Hahn (1); 2. McKenna Haase (5); 3. Paul Nienhiser (13); 4. Jeff Swindell (8) / 5. Dylan Peterson (7); 6. Tyler Blank (11); 7. Harli White (4); 8. Ryan Bowers (10); 9. Dustin Clark (14); 10. Billy Butler (9); 11. Mitchell Alexander (12); 12. John Anderson (15); 13. Josh Higday (2); 14. Tom Lenz (3); 15. Brad Comegys (6) DNS – Nate Mills

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Joey Saldana (1); 2. Cory Eliason (3); 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 4. Ryan Giles (4); 5. Wayne Johnson (8); 6. Clint Garner (12); 7. Dominic Scelzi (13); 8. Jon Agan (5); 9. Lee Grosz (7); 10. Sawyer Phillips (15); 11. Matt Moro (9); 12. Calvin Landis (16); 13. Nate Van Haaften (6); 14. Paul Nienhiser (23); 15. Joe Beaver (18); 16. McKenna Haase (20); 17. Jamie Ball (19); 18. Blake Hahn (21); 19. Jeff Swindell (22); 20. Christian Bowman (11); 21. Ryan Roberts (14); 22. Matt Covington (17); 23. Thomas Kennedy (10) DNS – Mason Daniel. Lap Leader: Saldana 1-18. Hard-charger: Nienhiser.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying), 3 laps: 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (8), 17.425; 2. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (10), 17.679; 3. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (3), 17.731; 4. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (4), 17.731; 5. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (18), 17.787; 6. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (1), 17.807; 7. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (13), 17.870; 8. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (5), 17.924; 9. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (12), 17.972; 10. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (9), 17.974; 11. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (14), 17.987; 12. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (17), 18.051; 13. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (7), 18.055; 14. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (11), 18.109; 15. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (6), 18.113; 16. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (15), 18.347; 17. 5W, Vance Weber, Lawrence, KS (16), 19.985; DQ (Scales) - 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (2)

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:49.9: 1. Matthew Stelzer (2); 2. Mike Mayberry (4); 3. Jayce Jenkins (1); 4. Eric Bridger (6); 5. Brandon Worthington (8); 6. Ryan Leavitt (3); 7. Joe Simbro (5); 8. Jeff Wilke (7); 9. Vance Weber (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.9: 1. Evan Epperson (1); 2. Chris Horton (2); 3. Casey Greubel (4); 4. Chase Young (6); 5. Mike Ayers (3); 6. Kelby Watt (5); 7. Tyler Glass (8); 8. Dan Henning (7) DNS – Jon Hughes

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Kelby Watt (1); 2. Mike Mayberry (4); 3. Matthew Stelzer (2); 4. Jayce Jenkins (11); 5. Eric Bridger (6); 6. Chase Young (5); 7. Brandon Worthington (13); 8. Evan Epperson (9); 9. Casey Greubel (3); 10. Mike Ayers (10); 11. Tyler Glass (15); 12. Dan Henning (16); 13. Joe Simbro (8); 14. Jeff Wilke (14); 15. Chris Horton (7); 16. Vance Weber (17); 17. Ryan Leavitt (12) DNS – Jon Hughes. Lap Leaders: Watt 1-6, Mayberry 7-12, Watt 13-15. Hard-charger: Jenkins.

 

 

7/20/18

Jackson Motorplex

Jackson, MN

$5,000 to win Barb Wieskus Memorial

47 360’s

22 305’s

11 Non-wing NSL Sprints

360’s

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Seth Brahmer 13v (2*) 2. James Broty 33 (4*) 3. Ryan Bowers 5 (3*) 4. Jason Martin 36 (5) 5. Matt Juhl 09 (9*) 6. Trevor Serbus 32 (6) 7. Lyle Howey III 29 (7) 8. AJ Moeller 20x (8) 9. Bill Balog 2x (1) DNS – Ryan Bickett 17B

Balog led Brahmer and Broty early in the 8-lapper counting passing points. The leader would stop with three laps down and exit. Brahmer assumed the point and pulled away to win. Juhl entered the top five at the halfway point from the tail, but couldn’t advance any farther.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Justin Henderson 64 (1*) 2. Cody Ledger 35L (6*) 3. Brant O’Banion 20 (3*) 4. Bill Boles 2H (4) 5. Tommy Barber 75B (7) 6. Chase Viebrock 50 (8) 7. Brandon Geldner 75 (5) 8. John Klabunde 77x (9) 9. Dylan Opdahl 2OP (10) 10. Brandon Halverson 13MJ (2)

Henderson led O’Banion and Halverson early. The yellow flew for Halverson four laps in when he went up in smoke. Boles assumed third, but Ledger would use the faster low side to cruise by him when the green flew again. Opdahl stopped to bring out the final caution with two to go. Ledger again used the restart to his advantage, getting by O’Banion for second and securing one of the top six passing point cars for the Dash.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Jack Dover 81 (1*) 2. Derrik Lusk 2 (2*) 3. Justin Jacobsma 10J (3*) 4. Scott Winters 23w (8*) 5. Eric Schulz 4x (6) 6. Lee Goos Jr. 17 (4) 7. Chuck McGillivray 101 (9) 8. Brandon Allen 77 (7) 9. Jason Tostenson 36x (5)

Dover led the distance. Winters was fourth by the end of the first lap, but couldn’t advance more. The only caution was for a slowing Allen on lap nine.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Thomas Kennedy 21K (5*) 2. Lee Grosz 4J (6*) 3. Travis Rilat 1 (3) 4. Shayle Bade 03 (9*) 5. Dylan Peterson 25 (1) 6. Kevin Flowers 42 (8) 7. Andee Beirle 41A (4) 8. Taylor Forbes 48 (7) 9. Carson McCarl 7 (2)

McCarl stopped after the green fell. When Beirle elected for the tail, Grosz went from outside row three to outside row one. He would lead early over Peterson and Kennedy. Kennedy moved into second on lap two, and Rilat followed him into third. Bade moved into fourth at the halfway point. Kennedy would slide in front of Grosz to take the win with three to go.

Heat five (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Dominic Scelzi 41s (5*) 2. Eric Lutz 6 (3*) 3. Jody Rosenboom 14 (1) 4. Ryan Roberts 18 (4) 5. Gregg Bakker 11x (6) 6. Mark Toews 5T (2) 7. Skylar Prochaska 35 (9) 8. Logan Domagala Y4 (8) 9. Chris Graf 20G (7)

Rosenboom led early over Scelzi and Toews in arguably the stoutest heat. Lutz passed Towes for third, while Scelzi moved into the lead. Lutz would take second from Rosenboom on lap four. Graf slowed bringing the first of two cautions. The other came when Domagala spun. Scelzi was able to maintain his advantage and head for the Dash.

B main one (started): 1. Rilat (1) 2. Rosenboom (2) 3. Schuz (4) 4. Peterson (7) / 5. Goos Jr. (8) 6. Balog (13) 7. Boles (3) 8. Viebrock (5) 9. Howey III (9) 10. Geldner (10) 11. Moeller (11) 12. McGillivray (6) 13. Tostenson (14) 14. Allen (12) DNS – Opdahl, Bickett

The 12-lap B mains took the top four to the back of the A. Rosenboom would lead early, but Rilat would work by him at the halfway point. The track started coming in on the high side, giving two clear grooves. Balog was the mover in the non-stop event, but needed a caution that never came to gain a transfer.

B main two (started): 1. Martin (1) 2. Roberts (3) 3. Bakker (4) 4. Prochaska (6) / 5. Barber (2) 6. Klabunde (9) 7. Flowers (5) 8. Serbus (7) 9. Toews (8) 10. Beirle (10) 11. McCarl (11) DNS – Domagala, Allen, Graf, Halverson

Martin led Roberts for the distance. Bakker gained third from Barber on lap two, and Prochaska would take the last transfer spot on lap four in another non-stop event.

Dash (started): 1. Scelzi (2) 2. Kennedy (3) 3. Ledger (4) 4. Grosz (5) 5. Brahmer (6) 6. Bade (1)

Scelzi led the 6-lapper early over Bade and Ledger. Kennedy would go from fourth to third, getting by Ledger on lap three. Two laps later, he’d pass Bade for second and a front row starting spot in the A. Bade would slow on the last lap and scratch for the night.

A main (started): 1. Scelzi (1) 2. Kennedy (2) 3. Grosz (4) 4. Ledger (3) 5. Henderson (6) 6. Dover (9) 7. Lusk (10) 8. Lutz (11) 9. Brahmer (5) 10. Broty (7) 11. Bakker (20) 12. Peterson (23) 13. Rosenboom (19) 14. Prochaska (22) 15. Juhl (13) 16. Bowers (12) 17. O’Banion (15) 18. Roberts (18) 19. Martin (16) 20. Winters (8) 21. Schulz (21) 22. Rilat (17) 23. Jacobsma (14) DNS – Bade

Scelzi led the 25-lapper early over Kennedy, Ledger and Grosz. Grosz would claim third on the third lap. Scelzi got into lapped traffic on lap six. Kennedy gained in heavy lapped traffic and made a pass for the lead that would be negated for a caution called for Jacobsma, who brushed the wall, but kept going. Scelzi led Kennedy, Grosz, Ledger and Henderson back to green. Henderson would take fourth when the green fell. Scelzi got back into lapped traffic with ten to go, and Kennedy and Grosz again gained on him. Kennedy and Scelzi were dicing for the lead, when Grosz slid in front of both. Unfortunately, another great race was ruined by a caution. Rilat had seized in turn four. Scelzi again pulled away in clean air. On the final lap, the red flew for Schulz and Winters in turn two. No one was hurt. The green, white, checker saw Kennedy make a great shot at the lead, but Scelzi would hang on for the $5,000 win.

305’s

Heat one (started): 1. Jesse Lindberg 7L (1) 2. Jacob Hughes 8 (4) 3. Brady Forbrook 5 (7) 4. Dusty Ballenger 2D (6) 5. Micah Slendy 8K (2) 6. Jeremy Schultz 33s (3) 7. Brant O’Banion 20 (5) 8. Clayton Christensen 1cc (8)

The 8-lapper saw Lindberg lead the distance. Forbrook was up to fourth on the first lap and took third on the second.

Heat two (started): 1. Brandon Allen 05x (3) 2. Colin Smith o5 (4) 3. Kaleb Johnson 22 (7) 4. Elliott Amdahl 51A (5) 5. Trevor Smith 33 (6) 6. Taylor Ryan 77 (2) 7. Dalyn Cody 11 (1)

Allen led flag to flag. Johnson went from the tail to fourth by the first lap and took third at the halfway point.

Heat three (started): 1. Ryan Voss 1s (1) 2. Nate Eakin 4sn (4) 3. Johnny Sullivan 7 (2) 4. Jason Martin 5x (5) 5. Shane Fick 7x (6) 6. Casey Abbas 17v (3) DNS – Brandon Bosma 23

Voss led the distance, pulling away for the win. Eakin grabbed second from Sullivan at the halfway point.

A main (started): 1. Lindberg (1) 2. Forbrook (10) 3. Allen (4) 4. C. Smith (6) 5. Johnson (11) 6. Ballenger (9) 7. Hughes (5) 8. Bosma (21) 9. Fick (15) 10. Abbas (18) 11. Sullivan (3) 12. Amdahl (8) 13. T. Smith (14) 14. Schultz (16) 15. Ryan (17) 16. Slendy (13) 17. Voss (2) 18. Eakin (7) 19. Cody (20) 20. Martin (12) 21. Christensen (19) DNS – O’Banion

Lindberg led Voss and Allen early in the 20-lapper. A caution for debris came out three laps in. Voss challenged for the lead when the green fell, and a battle for third ensued as well between Forbrook and Allen. Two laps later, another debris caution came out. The top three remained the same. On lap seven, Forbrook worked by Allen for third. Three laps later, he got by Voss for second. T. Smith spun on lap 11, bringing another yellow. Lindberg now led Forbrook, Voss, Allen and C. Smith. Allen would get to third on the restart. C. Smith followed him into fourth on lap 14. Voss slowed while running fifth, bringing the final caution with two to go. Forbrook would take the lead on the green, white, checker finish. On the white flag lap, Lindberg battled back. The two cars had a drag race for the finish with Lindberg topping Forbrook by .01 of a second. Forbrook was the hard-charger.

NSL Non-wing

Heat (started): 1. Alex Schriever 0 (4) 2. Jimmy Kouba 2K (8) 3. Jeremy Kerzman 3K (5) 4. Brandon Halverson 13MJ (10) 5. Brad Anderson 1A (2) 6. Clinton Bruns 7 (3) 7. Jake Kouba 6 (9) 8. Neal Matuska 48 (1) 9. Brandon Stevenson 0x (6) 10. Miles Grein 38 (7) 11. Dave Murphy 7x (11)

The eight-lap heat was a good one. Anderson led early over Matuska and Schriever. Ji. Kouba jumped from sixth to fourth on lap two, and then up to second on lap three. Schriever worked back by him on lap four. The pair would pass the leader on lap six. Kerzman would follow them by Anderson into third on the white flag lap.

A main (started): 1. Ja. Kouba (4) 2. Bruns (2) 3. Kerzman (5) 4. Halverson (6) 5. Schriever (7) 6. Ji. Kouba (8) 7. Stevenson (9) 8. Matuska (1) 9. Anderson (3) 10. Grein (10) 11. Murphy (11)

Ja. Kouba shot from outside row two to lead early in the 15-lapper over Bruns, Matuska and Kerzman early on. Halverson was working forward and slid into Kerzman on lap three. Fortunately, the two kept it going, with Schriever taking over third. Kerzman would get his third place spot back on lap four. Halverson would recover fourth on lap eight. Ja. Kouba would lead the rest of the way for the feature win.

 

 

Austin McCarl Brings Home the Beef at Knoxville!
Ryan Giles Makes Bacon in 360’s; Another Win for Eric Bridger in 305’s; Pat Graham Takes Dirt Truck Win

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 14, 2018) – Austin McCarl came from the fourth row to claim his fourth win of the year at Knoxville Raceway on South Central Coop Night at the Marion County Fair Saturday. The win was worth $4,000, and in addition to the prize money, the TKS Motorsports #2KS team won a half beef. Ryan Giles won half a hog for his third 360 win of the year, and Eric Bridger claimed his seventh feature of the season in the 305 class. The Dirt Trucks made their annual appearance as well, and Pat Graham was the victor of that 15-lap main event.

Before a lap could be completed in the 20-lap 410 feature, Scott Bogucki spun in turn four. AJ Moeller could not avoid him and suffered some front-end damage. Both would restart, but Moeller would retire quickly. Once green, pole-sitter Tasker Phillips took the early lead, while Austin McCarl and last week’s feature winner, Matt Juhl made contact high in turn two. Both would save their machines and continue.

McCarl would jet from fifth to third on lap two before second running Jordyn Brazier slowed to a stop to bring out the caution. Phillips led McCarl, Lynton Jeffrey, Davey Heskin and Carson McCarl back to green. Jamie Ball would tag the wall on that restart and retire.

Phillips had gotten a good start on that attempt, but Austin shot by him this time, and took the point. Carson McCarl nabbed fourth, in a good battle with Davey Heskin, who would use the bottom to go from fifth to third. Austin McCarl was back in traffic by lap seven. Meanwhile, a four-way battle for third ensued between Jefffrey, Heskin and Carson and Terry McCarl.

Bogucki lost a driveline seven laps in, bringing another yellow flag. Austin McCarl led Phillips, Jeffrey, Heskin and Carson McCarl back to green. Austin would pull away unchallenged and spending the last eight laps in traffic. Behind him, his brother Carson and father Terry were in a battle for fourth, with Terry taking the spot with two to go.

At the stripe, Austin captured the half beef ahead of Tasker Phillips, father Terry who passed Jeffery on the last lap, and Carson McCarl. Heskin, Brooke Tatnell, Mark Dobmeier, Juhl and Brazier completed the top ten. Terry McCarl registered quick time on the night, while also taking his heat race. Dobmeier and Juhl claimed the other heats.

“I thought (Tasker) would go to the top and he surprised me there,” said Austin of the races first restart, while standing in Victory Lane. “He went to the bottom and protected the slider, and I would have done the same thing. He caught me totally off guard. I didn’t know what he was going to do on the second restart. We had some close calls, both in the feature and the heat race. We were just fortunate to come out of it. I really wanted that cow man! We have a great racecar on this slick track. Four wins this year…coming in with zero…this has been a hell of a year so far. I hope we can keep it up. August is right around the corner.”

A season-long battle between Ryan Giles and Clint Garner in the 360 class continued on Saturday. Both started up front, ahead of a 31-car field. Giles got the jump when the green dropped ahead of Garner, Jack Dover, Travis Rilat and Mason Daniel. Things slowed for a spun Dylan Peterson on lap four. Rilat used the restart to gain third, and Sawyer Phillips moved into the top five. He would gain fourth from Dover on lap seven, and put on a good duel with Rilat for third.

Giles smacked the turn four wall hard on lap ten but kept his #9 moving as he headed into lapped traffic. One more caution appeared for an incident involving Cody Ledger and McKenna Haase. Ledger would retire. Giles was able to keep his momentum up front and win over Garner, Rilat, Dover and Sam Hafertepe Jr., who gained fifth with two to go. Phillips, Jamie Ball, Daniel, Matt Moro and hard-charger Carson McCarl completed the top ten. Jon Agan set quick time for the 360’s, while Moro, Joe Beaver, Ledger and Haase won heats. Jason Martin took the B main.

“That was a lot of fun,” said Giles, who made his sixth career trip to Victory Lane. “I definitely respect that (Garner) gave me room there. I tagged the wall coming out of turn four earlier in the race. I didn’t know how bad it was. I haven’t hit the wall with one of these before. It was fun. Hat’s off to everybody that makes this possible.”

A zero draw for the feature invert, put 305 point leader, Eric Bridger, on the pole. He would lead wire to wire in the non-stop 15-lap event. The best racing was between rookie Mike Ayers and second-year driver Kelby Watt for the second spot. Watt would finally wrangle the position, and finish there, ahead of Ayers, Jayce Jenkins and Ryan Leavitt. Matthew Stelzer, Evan Epperson, Rob Kubli, Mike Mayberry and Chase Young rounded out the top ten. Bridger also set quick time, while Kubli and Watt won heats.

For Bridger, it was his seventh win of a dominating year. It was the ninth in his career, putting him second on the all-time list here, behind only Devin Kline and his eleven wins.

“We were debating all night about how tight we were going to (make the car),” said Bridger in Victory Lane. “I think we got it right. We had some good opportunities there. I think the front row captured it tonight. It was fun. (Lapped traffic) made it interesting.”

Myles Michehl has been turning in a solid year in the Dirt Trucks in central Iowa this season, and led their 15-lap main event early on with Lou Sipolt and Shonn Mapes in tow. Early on, however, sixth starting Pat Graham was a factor, snatching third on the second lap and second a circuit later.

Graham would track Michehl down and the two would race hard the rest of the way. Michehl still led ten laps in, when the only caution of the race flew for debris. Two laps later, Graham would slide in front to take the lead. He would close out his first career win at Knoxville over Michehl, former Knoxville sprint car regular Jeff Johnson, Rick Clark and Bryan Spangler. Sipolt, Mapes, Jeff Frevert, Lucas Richardson, Del Enos and Justin Schroeder completed the field.

“We’ve had a few battles the last few weekends,” said Graham afterwards. “I thought I had a good run on (Michehl) in one and two, but then he switched lines. I had to rethink my go-in and I think it worked out. This racetrack is a blast. I haven’t been here for a while, but we love coming here. I’ve always loved racing here. It’s an awesome facility.”

Join us next Saturday, July 21 for 3M Night featuring a Kid’s Candy Drop! The 410, 360 and 305 sprint cars will all be in action! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com
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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 15.815; 2. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (15), 15.927; 3. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 15.947; 4. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (2), 16.045; 5. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (1), 16.047; 6. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (19), 16.061; 7. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 16.155; 8. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (6), 16.208; 9. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (16), 16.253; 10. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (4), 16.281; 11. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (7), 16.292; 12. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 16.306; 13. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.334; 14. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (10), 16.385; 15. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (20), 16.452; 16. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (22), 16.549; 17. 10, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (13), 16.594; 18. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (14), 16.624; 19. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (11), 16.676; 20. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (5), 17.331; 21. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (18), 17.348; 22. 97, Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN (21), 17.809.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.5: 1. Terry McCarl (6); 2. Davey Heskin (3); 3. Tasker Phillips (4); 4. Jamie Ball (2); 5. Jordyn Brazier (5); 6. Cody Ledger (7); 7. Glen Saville (1); 8. Alan Gilbertson (8)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.5: 1. Mark Dobmeier (2); 2. Scott Bogucki (4); 3. RJ Johnson (3); 4. Carson McCarl (5); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 6. Clyde Knipp (1); 7. Bob Weuve (7)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.7: 1. Matt Juhl (5); 2. Brooke Tatnell (2); 3. Austin McCarl (6); 4. AJ Moeller (4); 5. Bobby Mincer (1); 6. Chase Wanner (7); 7. Rager Phillips (3)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Austin McCarl (7); 2. Tasker Phillips (1); 3. Terry McCarl (8); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 5. Carson McCarl (4); 6. Davey Heskin (9); 7. Brooke Tatnell (13); 8. Mark Dobmeier (11); 9. Matt Juhl (6); 10. Jordyn Brazier (2); 11. Rager Phillips (15); 12. RJ Johnson (12); 13. Cody Ledger (19); 14. Bobby Mincer (16); 15. Chase Wanner (20); 16. Glen Saville (18); 17. Alan Gilbertson (22); 18. Bob Weuve (21); 19. Clyde Knipp (17); 20. Scott Bogucki (3); 21. Jamie Ball (14); 22. AJ Moeller (10). Lap Leaders: T. Phillips 1-2, A. McCarl 3-20. Hard-charger: A. McCarl.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.674; 2. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (2), 16.697; 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (10), 16.749; 4. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (14), 16.756; 5. 1, Travis Rilat, Heath, TX (16), 16.760; 6. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (23), 16.761; 7. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (27), 16.817; 8. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (17), 16.842; 9. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (29), 16.851; 10. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (5), 16.879; 11. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.901; 12. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (28), 16.902; 13. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (25), 16.909; 14. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (19), 16.944; 15. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (21), 17.003; 16. 36, Jason Martin, Liberal, KS (12), 17.072; 17. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (22), 17.081; 18. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (9), 17.123; 19. 88, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX (18), 17.145; 20. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (20), 17.183; 21. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (13), 17.190; 22. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.217; 23. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (24), 17.301; 24. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (4), 17.345; 25. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (1), 17.406; 26. 57, Billy Butler, Sacramento, CA (26), 17.451; 27. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (11), 17.488; 28. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Ca (6), 17.649; 29. 77, John Klabunde, Fort Calhoun, NE (30), 17.700; 30. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (31), 17.755; 31. 03, Shayle Bade, Lincoln, NE (15), 17.797

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Matt Moro (3); 2. Travis Rilat (5); 3. Jon Agan (6); 4. Brad Comegys (1); 5. Nathan Mills (2); 6. Mitchell Alexander (7); 7. John Klabunde (8); 8. Carson McCarl (4)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.4: 1. Joe Beaver (1); 2. Mason Daniel (6); 3. Dylan Peterson (2); 4. Sawyer Phillips (5); 5. Ryan Roberts (4); 6. Christian Bowman (3); 7. Billy Butler (7); 8. Tanner Gebhardt (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:04.0: 1. Cody Ledger (1); 2. Nate Van Haaften (3); 3. Ryan Giles (5); 4. Jamie Ball (4); 5. Clint Garner (6); 6. Shayle Bade (7); 7. Scottie McDonald (2) DNS – Tom Lenz

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 2:05.2: 1. McKenna Haase (2); 2. Calvin Landis (4); 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 4. Jack Dover (6); 5. John Anderson (1); 6. Alex Hill (7); DQ (Scales) Jason Martin (3)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 3:11.2: 1. Jason Martin (1); 2. Brad Comegys (3); 3. Scottie McDonald (2); 4. Mitchell Alexander (5) / 5. Alex Hill (8); 6. Billy Butler (6); 7. Tanner Gebhardt (10); 8. John Klabunde (7); 9. John Anderson (4); 10. Shayle Bade (9) DNS – Tom Lenz

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Ryan Giles (1); 2. Clint Garner (2); 3. Travis Rilat (4); 4. Jack Dover (3); 5. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (8); 6. Sawyer Phillips (7); 7. Jamie Ball (11); 8. Mason Daniel (6); 9. Matt Moro (9); 10. Carson McCarl (18); 11. Jon Agan (5); 12. Joe Beaver (15); 13. Calvin Landis (10); 14. Ryan Roberts (13); 15. Jason Martin (21); 16. Nate Van Haaften (12); 17. Scottie McDonald (23); 18. McKenna Haase (14); 19. Dylan Peterson (17); 20. Nathan Mills (20); 21. Christian Bowman (19); 22. Mitchell Alexander (24); 23. Brad Comegys (22); 24. Cody Ledger (16). Lap Leader: Giles 1-18. Hard-charger: C. McCarl.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (5), 17.393; 2. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (9), 17.589; 3. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (7), 17.607; 4. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (2), 17.697; 5. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.707; 6. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (15), 17.753; 7. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (8), 17.77; 8. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (6), 17.825; 9. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (3), 17.937; 10. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (1), 17.939; 11. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (13), 17.957; 12. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (17), 18.019; 13. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (4), 18.175; 14. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (14), 18.477; 15. 68, Blain Petersen, Essex, IA (11), 18.74; 16. 11, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (12), 19.346; 17. 5W, Vance Weber, Lawrence, KS (16), 19.532

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.4: 1. Rob Kubli (1); 2. Matthew Stelzer (3); 3. Casey Greubel (2); 4. Ryan Leavitt (4); 5. Eric Bridger (6); 6. Mike Mayberry (5); 7. Dan Henning (7); 8. Blain Petersen (8); 9. Vance Weber (9);

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.2: 1. Kelby Watt (3); 2. Chase Young (1); 3. Evan Epperson (4); 4. Jayce Jenkins (5); 5. Mike Ayers (6); 6. Jeff Wilke (2); 7. Brandon Worthington (7); 8. Frank Rodgers III (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:55.7: 1. Eric Bridger (1); 2. Kelby Watt (3); 3. Mike Ayers (2); 4. Jayce Jenkins (4); 5. Ryan Leavitt (7); 6. Matthew Stelzer (5); 7. Evan Epperson (6); 8. Rob Kubli (9); 9. Mike Mayberry (8); 10. Chase Young (11); 11. Dan Henning (13); 12. Casey Greubel (10); 13. Brandon Worthington (14); 14. Frank Rodgers III (16); 15. Jeff Wilke (12); 16. Vance Weber (17); 17. Blain Petersen (15). Lap Leader: Bridger 1-15. Hard-charger: Leavitt.

Dirt Trucks Results

Heat one (started), 7 Laps: 1. 1G, Pat Graham, Ankeny, IA (4); 2. 2, Del Enos, Des Moines, IA (1); 3. 23J, Jeff Johnson, Indianola, IA (6); 4. 7x, Rick Clark, Des Moines, IA (5); 5. 16, Justin Schroeder, Coon Rapids, IA (2); 6. 40, Lucas Richardson, Coon Rapids, IA (3)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps: 1. 28, Myles Michehl, Fort Dodge, IA (5); 2. 9, Lou Sipolt, Altoona, IA (2); 3. 79, Shonn Mapes, Ankeny, IA (1); 4. 17, Bryan Spangler, Coon Rapids, IA (4); 5. 2x, Jeff Frevert, Fort Dodge, IA (3)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Pat Graham (6); 2. Myles Michehl (2); 3. Jeff Johnson (5); 4. Rick Clark (7); 5. Bryan Spangler (8); 6. Lou Sipolt (1); 7. Shonn Mapes (3); 8. Jeff Frevert (10); 9. Lucas Richardson (11); 10. Del Enos (4); 11. Justin Schroeder (9). Lap Leaders: Michehl 1-11, Graham 12-15. Hard-charger: Graham.

 

 

Matt Juhl, McKenna Haase and Ryan Leavitt Grab Hard Fought Wins!
by Eric Arnold

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 7, 2018) – Matt Juhl grabbed a hard fought win on Dennison Racing Tee’s and Jersey Freeze Night at Knoxville Raceway! The second win of his career at Knoxville the South Dakota driver started on the pole and was able to hold off challenges from Terry McCarl and Davey Heskin in the closing laps. At the halfway point Juhl had a two second lead of Terry McCarl wiped away when the caution came out for a slowing Carson McCarl. On the restart T-Mac was not able to get to Juhl and he once again was pulling away. One last caution on lap 15 the caution flew once again for Lynton Jeffrey who spun down the front stretch after contact with Tasker Phillips. With a five-lap dash to the finish the field was once again lurking to try to steal the win. As the green flag flew Terry McCarl dived to the bottom of turn one and slid up in front of Juhl. Juhl was able to pass back McCarl in turn three but out of nowhere came Davey Heskin who would pass them both on the inside and gar the lead when they came to the line on lap 16. Heskin’s lead was brief as he couldn’t hold off Juhl for long as the #09 came roaring back to lead lap 17 and the rest of the way to meet Hall of Fame flagman Doug Clark in Victory Lane.

“I seen Terry and Heskin were behind me and I knew Terry was going to pull a slider and I was just trying to get the best start I could off the line,” said Juhl in victory lane. “That first caution (restart) worked out for me but then on the second one Terry was able to drive me underneath and it was fun after that with Heskin and Terry. It was quite the race and I hoped you guys liked it! I knew we could do it and it was just getting it done. I’m proud of my guys!”

A big story on this night was Brooke Tatnell who was second in the Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series standing coming into tonight. After a disappointing time trial the team changed engines for their heat race. Tatnell would win his heat easily but stopped immediately after taking the checkered flag with a fire in his car. Tatnell suffered minor burns to his legs and was able to start the feature but elected to park his #55 TK Concrete car after one lap to collect points.

In the 360 class McKenna Haase took advantage of her front row starting spot and beat Ryan Giles to the lead going into turn one. Matt Moro was able to catch Haase midway as they raced through lapped traffic, passing her briefly before Haase made the pass back two corners later and retook the point. From there she had Moro, Giles, and Sawyer Phillips on her heals the rest of the way. Sawyer Phillips made a daring pass going into turn one with four laps remaining, passing both Giles and Moro in one corner. Phillips would turn his fastest lap of the night on final lap but it wasn’t quite enough to catch Haase as she went on to pick up her second career 360 feature win at Knoxville.

When asked about the slider from Moro, “I knew it wasn’t going to clear unless I lifted, so I hit the brakes a little bit and thankfully I was able to duck back underneath of him and get the lead back,” said Haase. “There was much left on the bottom and I was like I don’t know if I can get that, but we did and very grateful and thankful for my crew who gave me such an awesome car and for everyone that makes it possible, just a really great win for our team!”

The 305 feature was barn burner as well on this night. Eric Bridger who has won six times this season took off with the lead early and appeared to have the race in hand. Knoxville’s Ryan Leavitt started fifth and was able to climb to second early but wasn’t catching Bridger. With a handful of laps remaining Leavitt began working the low groove and found something that his car liked and he began reeling in the leader. At the white flag Leavitt was able to pull even with Bridger and make the winning pass entering turn one on the last lap and hold on for his second feature win of the season!

“We have had a lot of speed and had weird things happen to us the past several weeks and I just can’t thank my guys enough,” said Leavitt. “We came from fifth to second right off the bat so I could really kind of focus on what Bridger’s weakness were and figure out how to beat him. I was expecting him to go to the top on the restart and he left it (bottom) open, but he ran perfect two or three laps and got away. But then I could see he was spinning his tires out of turn two and I just kept working my line and finally we got back up to him. I’m glad we were able to do that, this is an awesome win for us!”

Join us next weekend, Saturday, July 14, for South Central Coop Night featuring the Lucas Oil ASCS sprint cars! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (5), 15.893; 2. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (13), 15.954; 3. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (6), 15.978; 4. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (8), 16.012; 5. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (3), 16.155; 6. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (9), 16.165; 7. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (10), 16.192; 8. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (4), 16.254; 9. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (15), 16.298; 10. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (18), 16.308; 11. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (17), 16.317; 12. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (16), 16.432; 13. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (14), 16.537; 14. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (2), 16.558; 15. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (11), 16.619; 16. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (1), 16.76; 17. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (12), 16.998; 18. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (7), 17.453;

Heat 1, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Jordyn Brazier (1); 2. Davey Heskin (3); 3. Josh Schneiderman (2); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 5. Matt Juhl (5); 6. Terry McCarl (6);

Heat 2, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Shane Golobic (4); 2. Austin McCarl (6); 3. Carson McCarl (3); 4. Rager Phillips (5); 5. Chase Wanner (1); 6. Glen Saville (2);

Heat 3, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Brooke Tatnell (4); 2. AJ Moeller (6); 3. RJ Johnson (5); 4. Tasker Phillips (3); 5. Bobby Mincer (2); 6. Bob Weuve (1);

A Feature, 20 Laps, No Time: 1. Matt Juhl (1); 2. Terry McCarl (5); 3. Davey Heskin (10); 4. Austin McCarl (8); 5. RJ Johnson (4); 6. Jordyn Brazier (12); 7. Rager Phillips (2); 8. Tasker Phillips (14); 9. Shane Golobic (6); 10. Carson McCarl (11); 11. Josh Schneiderman (13); 12. Lynton Jeffrey (9); 13. Bobby Mincer (15); 14. AJ Moeller (7); 15. Glen Saville (16); 16. Bob Weuve (18); 17. Brooke Tatnell (3); 18. Chase Wanner (17);

360 RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (9), 16.711; 2. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (15), 16.737; 3. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (12), 16.739; 4. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (6), 16.855; 5. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (5), 16.875; 6. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (18), 16.887; 7. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (3), 16.925; 8. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (17), 16.926; 9. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (13), 16.931; 10. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (4), 16.98; 11. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (2), 16.982; 12. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (7), 17.008; 13. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (16), 17.111; 14. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (14), 17.161; 15. 37H, Matt Howard, Lawrence, KS (1), 17.198; 16. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (11), 17.311; 17. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (10), 17.543; 18. 57, Billy Butler, Sacramento, CA (8), 17.395;

Heat 1, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Jon Agan (1); 2. McKenna Haase (3); 3. Matt Moro (4); 4. Mason Daniel (2); 5. Matt Juhl (5); 6. Ryan Giles (6); 7. Matt Howard (8); 8. Brad Comegys (7); 9. Nathan Mills (9);

Heat 2, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Christian Bowman (2); 2. Calvin Landis (4); 3. Cody Wehrle (1); 4. Clint Garner (3); 5. Sawyer Phillips (5); 6. Nate Van Haaften (6); 7. Mitchell Alexander (8); 8. Tom Lenz (7); 9. Billy Butler (9);

A Feature, 18 Laps, No Time: 1. McKenna Haase (1); 2. Sawyer Phillips (7); 3. Matt Moro (3); 4. Ryan Giles (2); 5. Calvin Landis (4); 6. Matt Juhl (5); 7. Clint Garner (10); 8. Nate Van Haaften (6); 9. Mason Daniel (11); 10. Christian Bowman (8); 11. Matt Howard (13); 12. Jon Agan (9); 13. Tom Lenz (16); 14. Mitchell Alexander (15); 15. Brad Comegys (14); 16. Nathan Mills (17); 17. Billy Butler (18); 18. Cody Wehrle (12);

305 RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (7), 17.693; 2. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (6), 17.79; 3. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (1), 17.82; 4. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.836; 5. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (3), 17.845; 6. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (11), 17.89; 7. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (4), 17.963; 8. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (5), 18.01; 9. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (14), 18.011; 10. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (13), 18.021; 11. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (10), 18.113; 12. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (12), 18.122; 13. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (16), 18.124; 14. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (2), 18.268; 15. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (8), 18.3; 16. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (15), 18.504;

Heat 1, 6 Laps, No Time: 1. Joe Simbro (3); 2. Evan Epperson (4); 3. Tyler Glass (1); 4. Chase Young (2); 5. Eric Bridger (6); 6. Jeff Wilke (8); 7. Kelby Watt (7); 8. Casey Greubel (5);

Heat 2, 6 Laps, No Time: 1. Mike Mayberry (2); 2. Matthew Stelzer (4); 3. Brandon Worthington (1); 4. Ryan Leavitt (5); 5. Chris Horton (3); 6. Jayce Jenkins (6); 7. Dan Henning (7); 8. Mike Ayers (8);

A Feature, 15 Laps, No Time: 1. Ryan Leavitt (5); 2. Eric Bridger (2); 3. Mike Mayberry (7); 4. Matthew Stelzer (4); 5. Evan Epperson (1); 6. Jayce Jenkins (6); 7. Joe Simbro (3); 8. Kelby Watt (14); 9. Chris Horton (10); 10. Chase Young (9); 11. Casey Greubel (8); 12. Dan Henning (15); 13. Mike Ayers (16); 14. Jeff Wilke (13); 15. Tyler Glass (11); 16. Brandon Worthington (12);

Join us next weekend, Saturday, July 14, for South Central Coop Night featuring the Lucas Oil ASCS sprint cars during the Marion County Fair! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

 

 

David Gravel Fires Winning Shot in Brownells Big Guns Bash at Knoxville!
Ryan Giles Wins Weather-Shortened 360 Feature

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 30, 2018) – David Gravel won a thriller Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway in the finale of the weekend’s Brownells Big Guns Bash! The Watertown, Connecticut driver’s win was his third career at Knoxville, and was worth $10,000 aboard the CJB Motorsports #5. The 360 main event was shortened to 11 laps due to inclement weather in the area. Ryan Giles picked up his second win of the season and the fourth in his career here.

Donny Schatz led the 25-lap World of Outlaws main event early on ahead of a battle for second between Brad Sweet and Brian Brown. Logan Schuchart was fourth and Cory Eliason fifth. David Gravel asserted himself on the second go-around, surging from sixth to fourth. Justin Henderson suffered damage to his right rear and came to a stop with three laps in.

The double-file restart had Schatz choosing the inside line ahead of Sweet, Brown, Gravel, Schuchart and Eliason. When the green fell, Gravel fought by Brown for third, and Schuchart used a slider to move into fourth two laps later.

Sweet would reel in Schatz and slid in front of him to lead lap nine. Meanwhile, Schuchart was losing power. Schatz battled back by for the point, but the move was negated when the yellow came out for Schuchart. Sweet would choose the inside line on the restart with Schatz beside him, and Gravel behind.

Gravel would duck under the entire front row heading into turn one and slide up into the lead. Sweet and Schatz put on a furious battle the next few laps for second, while Brown rode in fourth. Schatz would take the runner-up spot on lap 14. As the leaders approached traffic for the first time, with seventeen laps down, Brooke Tatnell brought out the final caution when he stopped in turn three.

On the restart, Gravel held off Schatz, but it wasn’t easy. The two traded the lead briefly, before Gravel began to pull away to end over Schatz, Sweet, Brown and 23rd starting hard-charger Davey Heskin. Ian Madsen, Shane Stewart (from 17th), Eliason, Brent Marks (from 24th) and Kerry Madsen rounded out the top ten. Sweet and Schatz set quick time in their respective groups, while Brown, Eliason, Schatz and Terry McCarl won heats. Schatz won the Dash and Kraig Kinser took the B main.

“Who’s ready for Nationals?” said Gravel in Victory Lane. “We have unfinished business here. We were really good all day yesterday, but for qualifying. We got ourselves in the Dash there. We wanted to start further towards the front, and whoever had the lead there, Donny, me or Brad, I think that’s probably who was going to win the race. Luckily, I was able to get by those guys on the restart. I knew what he (Schatz on the second restart) was going to do. I was thinking I was going to get a good enough start where he couldn’t roll around me. I knew he was going to pick up the crumbles in two about halfway up. I knew I had to hit my line. We just had enough. He gave me room. He’s a first-class racer. I’m happy to race with him most of these nights.”

The 18-lap 360 feature would ultimately be shortened. Before a lap could get in, a tangle involving Brant O’Banion, Shayle Bade and Joe Beaver slowed things. Ryan Giles would take the lead ahead of Nate Van Haaften, Matt Moro, Clint Garner and Calvin Landis early. Both Moro and Garner would get by Van Haaften for second and third. Thomas Kennedy moved into the top five by the third lap.

Kennedy battled with Van Haaften, taking fourth on the sixth lap. Meanwhile, Giles, Moro and Garner were headed for heavy lapped traffic. Garner worked his way by Moro on lap nine. Giles weaved through traffic before a lap eleven crash involving McKenna Haase, who appeared to have something break on the car. The race was deemed complete with inclement weather in the area.

Giles win came over Garner, Moro, Kennedy and Sawyer Phillips. Landis, Van Haaften, Mason Daniel, Cody Ledger and Ryan Bickett completed the top five. Van Haaften set quick time for the 360’s, while Phillips, Landis and Ledger won heats.

Join us next Saturday, July 7 for Dennison Racing Tee’s and Jersey Freeze Night! The 410, 360 (including the Nebraska 360’s) and 305 sprint cars will all be in action! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials Group One (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (11), 15.399; 2. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (14), 15.582; 3. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (12), 15.635; 4. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (3), 15.637; 5. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (1), 15.653; 6. 5, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (5), 15.654; 7. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (9), 15.734; 8. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (2), 15.735; 9. 2, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (13), 15.758; 10. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (6), 15.849; 11. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (15), 15.869; 12. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (17), 15.881; 13. 7S50, Keoni Texeira, Honolulu, HI (4), 15.898; 14. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (7), 15.911; 15. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (8), 15.916; 16. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (18), 16.029; 17. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (10), 16.095; 18. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (16), 16.587; 19. 19W, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (19), 17.094

Time Trials Group Two (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (10), 15.671; 2. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (11), 15.867; 3. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (19), 15.899; 4. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (1), 15.951; 5. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (2), 16.066; 6. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (5), 16.069; 7. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (6), 16.114; 8. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (9), 16.135; 9. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 16.155; 10. 83H, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (16), 16.165; 11. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (8), 16.269; 12. 3, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (13), 16.280; 13. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (3), 16.292; 14. 9P, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (14), 16.331; 15. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (17), 16.410; 16. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (4), 16.446; 17. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (7), 16.468; 18. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.543; 19. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (15), 16.721

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.9: 1. Brian Brown (2); 2. Brad Sweet (1); 3. Kerry Madsen (4); 4. Ian Madsen (3); 5. Shane Stewart (5) / 6. Dominic Scelzi (8); 7. Brent Marks (6); 8. Keoni Texeira (7); 9. Josh Schneiderman (9); 10. Bob Weuve (10)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.1: 1. Cory Eliason (1); 2. David Gravel (3); 3. Sheldon Haudenschild (2); 4. Daryn Pittman (4); 5. Brooke Tatnell (6) / 6. Matt Juhl (7); 7. Kraig Kinser (5); 8. Bobby Mincer (9); 9. AJ Moeller (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:13.3: 1. Donny Schatz (1); 2. Logan Schuchart (2); 3. Austin McCarl (5); 4. Jason Sides (4); 5. Jordyn Brazier (7) / 6. Davey Heskin (8); 7. RJ Johnson (6); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 9. Carson McCarl (9) DNS – Glen Saville

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.7: 1. Terry McCarl (2); 2. Jacob Allen (1); 3. Sammy Swindell (6); 4. Justin Henderson (5); 5. Gio Scelzi (4) / 6. Rager Phillips (7); 7. Tasker Phillips (9); 8. Hunter Schuerenberg (8); 9. Greg Wilson (3)

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:41.8: 1. Donny Schatz (1); 2. Brad Sweet (2); 3. Logan Schuchart (4); 4. Cory Eliason (3); 5. David Gravel (6) / 6. Brian Brown (7); 7. Jacob Allen (5); 8. Terry McCarl (8)

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Kraig Kinser (1); 2. Greg Wilson (3); 3. Davey Heskin (8); 4. Brent Marks (2) / 5. Matt Juhl (6); 6. Dominic Scelzi (7); 7. Josh Schneiderman (16); 8. Tasker Phillips (17); 9. Rager Phillips (15); 10. Hunter Schuerenberg (10); 11. Bobby Mincer (12); 12. Carson McCarl (11); 13. Bob Weuve (13); 14. RJ Johnson (5); 15. Keoni Texeira (4); 16. AJ Moeller (9); 17. Glen Saville (14);

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. David Gravel (5); 2. Donny Schatz (1); 3. Brad Sweet (2); 4. Brian Brown (6); 5. Davey Heskin (23); 6. Ian Madsen (13); 7. Shane Stewart (17); 8. Cory Eliason (4); 9. Brent Marks (24); 10. Kerry Madsen (9); 11. Sheldon Haudenschild (11); 12. Austin McCarl (10); 13. Jason Sides (14); 14. Daryn Pittman (15); 15. Greg Wilson (22); 16. Terry McCarl (8); 17. Gio Scelzi (20); 18. Jordyn Brazier (18); 19. Kraig Kinser (21); 20. Jacob Allen (7); 21. Brooke Tatnell (19); 22. Logan Schuchart (3); 23. Justin Henderson (16); 24. Sammy Swindell (12). Lap Leaders: Schatz 1-8, Sweet 9, Gravel 10-25. Hard-charger: Heskin.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (2), 16.120; 2. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (9), 16.130; 3. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (6), 16.311; 4. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (13), 16.339; 5. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (7), 16.361; 6. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (18), 16.374; 7. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (15), 16.400; 8. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.445; 9. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (12), 16.515; 10. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11), 16.559; 11. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (5), 16.610; 12. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (1), 16.620; 13. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (21), 16.623; 14. 13JM, Jordan Martens, Sioux Falls, SD (3), 16.706; 15. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (24), 16.771; 16. 17B, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD (23), 16.774; 17. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (20), 16.797; 18. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (19), 16.817; 19. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (22), 16.865; 20. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (16), 16.873; 21. 03, Shayle Bade, Lincoln, NE (10), 16.924; 22. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.954; DQ (Scales) 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (8); DQ (Scales) 47, Brant O'Banion, Sioux Falls, SD (17)

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.0: 1. Sawyer Phillips (3); 2. Ryan Bickett (1); 3. Nate Van Haaften (6); 4. Clint Garner (5); 5. McKenna Haase (4); 6. Cody Wehrle (2); 7. Joe Beaver (7); 8. Mitchell Alexander (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.1: 1. Calvin Landis (4); 2. Ryan Giles (6); 3. Christian Bowman (5); 4. Nathan Mills (1); 5. Dylan Peterson (7); 6. Jordan Martens (2); 7. Brad Comegys (8); 8. Troy Manteufel (3)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:05.4: 1. Cody Ledger (1); 2. Tom Lenz (2); 3. Thomas Kennedy (3); 4. Ryan Roberts (4); 5. Matt Moro (6); 6. Mason Daniel (5); 7. Shayle Bade (7); 8. Brant O'Banion (8)

A main (started), 11 Laps, NT: 1. Ryan Giles (1); 2. Clint Garner (5); 3. Matt Moro (6); 4. Thomas Kennedy (11); 5. Sawyer Phillips (7); 6. Calvin Landis (4); 7. Nate Van Haaften (2); 8. Mason Daniel (9); 9. Cody Ledger (13); 10. Ryan Bickett (12); 11. Dylan Peterson (19); 12. Cody Wehrle (14); 13. Christian Bowman (3); 14. McKenna Haase (8); 15. Brad Comegys (22); 16. Nathan Mills (15); 17. Tom Lenz (10); 18. Ryan Roberts (24); 19. Troy Manteufel (16); 20. Jordan Martens (17); 21. Joe Beaver (18); 22. Mitchell Alexander (23); 23. Shayle Bade (21); 24. Brant O'Banion (22). Lap Leaders: Giles 1-11. Hard-charger: Peterson.

 

 

Donny Schatz Dominates Brownells Big Guns Bash Night One at Knoxville!
No One Can Turn Down Kelby Watt in 305’s

by Bill Wright                                                                                               

 

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 29, 2018) – Donny Schatz kicked off the Brownells Big Guns Bash weekend with a dominating win Friday night at Knoxville Raceway.  Though there was little doubt up front, fantastic racing behind the leader kept the large crowd gathered on their feet.  The win, aboard the Tony Stewart Racing #15, was worth $10,000 to the Fargo, North Dakota driver.  Seventeen-year-old Kelby Watt drove a great race late in the going to claim his second career feature win in the 305 class.

 

Schatz earned the pole with a win in the Dash and led the 25-lap feature early, ahead of Lynton Jeffrey, Brooke Tatnell, Logan Schuchart and Brian Brown.  Brown moved by Schuchart for fourth on lap two, but with three laps down, made heavy contact with the turn two wall.  Jordyn Brazier slowed at the same time, bringing out the caution.

 

Brown went to the work area, but the green was dropped with Schatz taking the inside line on Jeffrey on the double-file restart.  Contact between the two sent Jeffrey into a wicked series of flips.  Fortunately, he emerged unscathed.  The lengthy red flag period gave Brown’s crew time to repair his car to restart at the tail.

 

The next restart was single-file, with Schatz leading Tatnell, Schuchart, Ian Madsen and Kerry Madsen.  Schuchart grabbed second from Tatnell on lap eleven, as the leader entered lapped traffic.  Behind him, a furious battle for third involving three Aussies was taking place.  Ian Madsen emerged with the spot on lap 16, as Kerry followed him by Tatnell into fourth a lap later. 

 

David Gravel was also on the move after starting 11th.  He entered the top five with seven laps to go.  Ian Madsen continued his charge, passing Schuchart for second with five to go.  Gravel would gain two more positions as well, garnering third with three to go.

 

Schatz’s win would come by 3.8 seconds over Ian Madsen.  They were followed by Gravel, Kerry Madsen and Schuchart.  Hard-charger Shane Stewart, Tatnell, Austin McCarl, Cory Eliason and Brad Sweet rounded out the top ten.  Kerry Madsen and Jeffrey set quick time in their respective flights.  The were both joined by Schatz and Ian Madsen as heat winners.  Schatz won the Dash and Dominic Scelzi took the B.

 

An emotional tribute to the late Jason Johnson was played during opening ceremonies and there was a forty-one second moment of silence.  In addition, the missing man formation was displayed before the feature.

 

“These guys (Schatz’s crew) are incredible at what they do,” said Schatz in Victory Lane.  “I’m just lucky to drive it.  Tonight, was probably one of the first nights I’ve ever asked myself…when I put the suit on…’Why?’  Once I fired the car, everything made sense.  This is what I love to do and what everyone out here loves to do.  Thank you to all the fans, racetrack, everybody.  It was a very shocking week, but I’m glad to be standing here now.  Words can’t describe it.”

 

“(The crew) gave me a great racecar tonight,” said Ian Madsen.  “It took me a little while to get going, but once we kind of got rolling and could go wide open on the top, we really came alive.  It’s an awesome strong run to come home to Knoxville and get a second place.  I couldn’t be prouder of my team.”

 

“We missed it a little bit qualifying,” said the third place Gravel.  “We finished third in the heat and that put us eleventh in the A main.  I felt we had a really good car in the heat race, but it was a little big too fast.  We had a really good car again.  I was confident that we were good.  I was able to pick off a couple of guys in the last laps.  We’re happy with where we ran tonight.  We’ll take the podium tonight and move on to tomorrow.”

 

The 305 15-lap main event had a rough start when Casey Greubel turned over in turn three.  He was o.k.  Devin Kline shot out to the lead over Joe Simbro, Mike Mayberry, Matthew Stelzer and Eric Bridger.  Mayberry would shoot into second on lap two, before the leader Kline tumbled in turn two.  He was also uninjured.

 

Now, with two laps down, Mayberry led Simbro, Stelzer, Bridger and Kelby Watt back to green. A blanket could have been thrown over the top five for several laps.  Finally Watt was able to use the high side to move by Bridger into fourth.  Stelzer would take second from Simbro on lap five with Watt in tow.

 

A spin by a seventh running Ryan Leavitt slowed things with ten to go.  Mayberry led Stelzer, Watt, Simbro and Bridger back to green.  Bridger would move into fourth on the restart, but little else changed in the top five as they continued to race in tight formation.  Watt was making the high side work and slowly reeled in Stelzer.  With three to go, he was able to get by him as the two made slight contact.  Two laps later, he would ride the high side to take the lead from Mayberry.

 

Watt pulled away for his second career win ahead of Stelzer, who nabbed second on the last lap, Mayberry, Bridger and Simbro.  Evan Epperson, Leavitt, Mike Ayers, Chase Young and Brandon Worthington completed the top ten.  Young set quick time on the night, while Stelzer and Mayberry were heat winners.

 

“I found the top and I was running that thing full throttle,” said Watt in Victory Lane.  “I was bouncing off the wall, and I kept it going.  Sorry to bounce into Stelzer there, but I was coming up the track and it’s been a few months.  This car could literally go anywhere that I wanted to go, thanks to my Dad and grandpa.  That thing was so fast.”

 

Join us tomorrow night for the Brownells Big Guns Bash finale featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars!  The 360 sprints will also be in action Saturday!  For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com


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410 Results

 

Time Trials Group One (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (10), 15.147; 2. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (19), 15.203; 3. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (8), 15.260; 4. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (13), 15.287; 5. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (7), 15.306; 6. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (1), 15.375; 7. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (5), 15.383; 8. 5, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (3), 15.391; 9. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (17), 15.480; 10. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (15), 15.504; 11. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (9), 15.507; 12. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (20), 15.536; 13. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (12), 15.611; 14. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (16), 15.646; 15. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (11), 15.654; 16. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 15.702; 17. 9P, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (14), 15.706; 18. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (4), 16.034; 19. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (18), 16.037; 20. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (6), 16.178

 

Time Trials Group Two (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (20), 15.243; 2. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (18), 15.358; 3. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (6), 15.403; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (2), 15.408; 5. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (16), 15.420; 6. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (7), 15.437; 7. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (1), 15.441; 8. 83H, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (8), 15.533; 9. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (12), 15.55; 10. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (15), 15.554; 11. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (17), 15.582; 12. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (13), 15.584; 13. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (10), 15.590; 14. 2, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (5), 15.654; 15. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (4), 15.668; 16. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (9), 15.695; 17. 7S50, Keoni Texeira, Honolulu, HI (3), 15.749; 18. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (19), 15.876; 19. 19W, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (11), 16.494; 20. 3, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (14), 16.666

 

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.0: 1. Kerry Madsen (1); 2. Terry McCarl (3); 3. Gio Scelzi (4); 4. Jacob Allen (2); 5. Matt Juhl (5) / 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (6); 7. Rager Phillips (9); 8. Greg Wilson (7); 9. Hunter Schuerenberg (8); 10. Chase Wanner (10)

 

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:06.9: 1. Donny Schatz (1); 2. Logan Schuchart (2); 3. David Gravel (4); 4. Brad Sweet (5); 5. Davey Heskin (6) / 6. Dominic Scelzi (3); 7. Kraig Kinser (7); 8. Carson McCarl (8); 9. Bobby Mincer (9) DNS – Glen Saville

 

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.7: 1. Ian Madsen (1); 2. Brian Brown (2); 3. Cory Eliason (3); 4. Jason Sides (6); 5. Daryn Pittman (4) / 6. Sawyer Phillips (7); 7. Jordyn Brazier (5); 8. AJ Moeller (8); 9. Keoni Texeira (9); 10. Bob Weuve (10)

 

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.3: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 2. Brooke Tatnell (2); 3. Austin McCarl (3); 4. Josh Schneiderman (5); 5. Shane Stewart (7); 6. Justin Henderson (4); 7. Brent Marks (6); 8. Tasker Phillips (8) DNS – RJ Johnson, Sammy Swindell

 

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:35.7: 1. Donny Schatz (2); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 3. Brooke Tatnell (3); 4. Logan Schuchart (5); 5. Ian Madsen (6); 6. Brian Brown (7); 7. Kerry Madsen (8); 8. Terry McCarl (4)

 

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:21.0: 1. Dominic Scelzi (1); 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (3); 3. Justin Henderson (2); 4. Jordyn Brazier (4); 5. Brent Marks (6); 6. Kraig Kinser (7); 7. Greg Wilson (5); 8. Sawyer Phillips (8); 9. Rager Phillips (13); 10. Hunter Schuerenberg (9); 11. Tasker Phillips (12); 12. Carson McCarl (11); 13. RJ Johnson (16); 14. Keoni Texeira (14); 15. Chase Wanner (17); 16. Glen Saville (19); 17. AJ Moeller (10); 18. Bob Weuve (18); 19. Bobby Mincer (15) DNS – Sammy Swindell

 

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Donny Schatz (1); 2. Ian Madsen (5); 3. David Gravel (11); 4. Kerry Madsen (7); 5. Logan Schuchart (4); 6. Shane Stewart (20); 7. Brooke Tatnell (3); 8. Austin McCarl (12); 9. Cory Eliason (10); 10. Brad Sweet (15); 11. Justin Henderson (23); 12. Terry McCarl (8); 13. Gio Scelzi (9); 14. Davey Heskin (19); 15. Brian Brown (6); 16. Sheldon Haudenschild (22); 17. Jacob Allen (13); 18. Matt Juhl (17); 19. Daryn Pittman (18); 20. Jason Sides (14); 21. Dominic Scelzi (21); 22. Jordyn Brazier (24); 23. Greg Wilson (25, prov.); 24. Josh Schneiderman (16); 25. Lynton Jeffrey (2). Lap Leader: Schatz 1-25. Hard-charger: Stewart.

 

305 Results

 

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (15), 17.478; 2. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (17), 17.609; 3. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (10), 17.712; 4. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.883; 5. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (12), 17.894; 6. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (6), 17.904; 7. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (7), 17.908; 8. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (1), 17.987; 9. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (5), 17.997; 10. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (13), 18.053; 11. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (11), 18.137; 12. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (16), 18.145; 13. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (9), 18.181; 14. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (14), 18.245; 15. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (3), 18.277; 16. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (4), 18.375; 17. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (2), 18.838

 

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.4: 1. Matthew Stelzer (2); 2. Mike Ayers (1); 3. Chris Horton (4); 4. Chase Young (6); 5. Kelby Watt (5); 6. Evan Epperson (3); 7. Dan Henning (8); 8. Brandon Worthington (7); 9. Jon Hughes (9)

 

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.8: 1. Mike Mayberry (2); 2. Jeff Wilke (1); 3. Devin Kline (3); 4. Eric Bridger (6); 5. Joe Simbro (4); 6. Jayce Jenkins (7); 7. Ryan Leavitt (5); 8. Casey Greubel (8)

 

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Kelby Watt (5); 2. Matthew Stelzer (4); 3. Mike Mayberry (3); 4. Eric Bridger (7); 5. Joe Simbro (1); 6. Evan Epperson (12); 7. Ryan Leavitt (10); 8. Mike Ayers (9); 9. Chase Young (8); 10. Brandon Worthington (15); 11. Jeff Wilke (11); 12. Jon Hughes (17); 13. Dan Henning (14); 14. Jayce Jenkins (13); 15. Chris Horton (6); 16. Devin Kline (2); 17. Casey Greubel (16).  Lap Leaders: Kline 1-2, Mayberry 3-13, Watt 14-15. Hard-charger: Epperson.

 

 

Brian Brown Ties Earl Wagner With 43 Knoxville Wins! Clint Garner Back on Top in 360’s; Eric Bridger Keeps Cruising in 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 23, 2018) – Brian Brown notched a historic win in Saturday’s Farm Bureau Mid-Season Championship Night when he tied legend and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee, Earl Wagner, with 43 career wins in Knoxville Raceway’s premier class. The win was the sixth of the season for Brown here, and paid him $5,000. Clint Garner took the lead on a restart from sprint car rookie Mason Daniel and held on for his 37th career win here, while Eric Bridger won again, claiming his sixth feature of the year in the 305 class.

The 25-lap 410 feature was a wild one, and saw Kerry Madsen leading Austin McCarl, Brian Brown, Terry McCarl and Matt Juhl early on. With just one lap in the books, Carson McCarl stopped in turn two bringing the caution. Sixteen-year-old Gio Scelzi, making his first Knoxville appearance, was running sixth on the restart when he did a series of cartwheels into turn two. He was uninjured.

Brown shot into second on the restart, and Juhl used the low side to gain fourth. A battle ensued for third, as Austin McCarl and Juhl traded the spot several times. A spin by Chase Wanner slowed things again with six laps down. Madsen led Brown, Austin McCarl, Juhl and Terry McCarl back to green. Juhl would get a good restart again, gaining third from Austin McCarl.

Madsen was in traffic by lap eleven with Brown in pursuit. Behind them, Austin McCarl again shot by Juhl in traffic for the show position. Brown started reeling in Madsen in traffic. Madsen made several good moves in traffic splitting lappers, but Brown was not going away.

With five laps to go, Brown shot under Madsen heading into turn one. When Madsen got off the gas to avoid the slider, he got above the cushion and upside down. He was uninjured. Brown led the field on the restart, ahead of Austin McCarl, Juhl, Terry McCarl and Brooke Tatnell. Juhl again worked by Austin McCarl, this time for second, before Carson McCarl spun with two laps to go.

Brown would pull away the final two laps, while Juhl and Austin McCarl battled furiously for second. Terry McCarl would enter the fray in the end. Brown would win ahead of Austin McCarl, Terry McCarl, who gained third on the last lap, Juhl and Tatnell. Hard-charger Tasker Phillips, Davey Heskin, Lynton Jeffrey, Rager Phillips and Sawyer Phillips rounded out the top ten. Brown set quick time, while Jeffrey, Jordyn Brazier and Terry McCarl won heats.

“It wasn’t easy,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “Kerry was setting a good pace there. I got to him a couple times. I just made a couple of mistakes and lost ground. I apologize if I got into him. I don’t think I did. There was plenty of room. On the video, it looked like he got tight above the cushion. It is what it is though. Some of you guys are booing now, but if we beat (Donny) Schatz next week, you’ll be cheering!”

Mason Daniel, who won his first career feature in a sprint car here on June 16, led the 20-lap 360 main event early over Christian Bowman, Clint Garner, Ryan Giles and Calvin Landis. Only two laps were in when Sawyer Phillips lost control and slid up the track. Jon Agan tried to sneak between his car and the wall but didn’t make it. He flipped into turn two. He was uninjured.

Garner shot into second on the restart, before McKenna Haase spun with six laps down. Coming for the green, Daniel led Garner, Bowman, Giles and Landis. Visitor Randy Hannagan had quietly moved from fourteenth up to eighth. While Daniel took the low line in turn one on the restart, Garner saw a door open on the cushion. The seven-time track champ pounced into the lead and took Giles with him.

Garner was back in lapped traffic by the twelfth circuit. Hannagan continued his charge as well, but it would halt with four laps to go. Nate Mills got sideways. When Hannagan swerved to avoid, he made contact with Bowman, who he had just passed. The two were done for the night.

Up front, Garner pulled away for the $1,750 score, ahead of Giles, Daniel, Phillips, who came back from the tail, and Landis. Matt Moro, Nate Van Haaften, Dylan Peterson, Devon Dobie and Haase completed the top ten. Daniel set quick time, while Phillips and Bowman won heats.

“I have to give thanks to the track crew,” said Garner in Victory Lane. “To me it seems like it’d be easy to make it follow the leader. But to leave just the right moisture and pack it in just right, and make it wide. I was lapping a lot of cars out there and having a blast. I was a little nervous for a minute. I thought (Daniel) was going to get two in a row. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do on the restart, but it worked out.”

Unlike both the 410 and 360 classes, the 305’s spent the night racing clean and green without much incident. Eric Bridger took off from outside row one ahead of Matthew Stelzer, Jayce Jenkins, Devin Kline and Evan Epperson. The battle early was for seconde. Jenkins, who ran the top, and Stelzer, who ran the low side, traded the spot four times before Jenkins claimed it for good on lap five.

This win wasn’t easy for Bridger by any stretch. He entered lapped traffic with six to go, and the rookie Jenkins closed on him. Using a lower line, Jenkins actually pulled beside the leader in turn two on the final lap, but Bridger was able to hold him off at the line.

Following Bridger and Jenkins at the stripe were Stelzer, Kline and Mike Mayberry. Mike Ayers, Ryan Leavitt, Kelby Watt, Evan Epperson and Brandon Worthington rounded out the top ten. Bridger set quick time for the eighth time in ten events, while Tyler Glass and Kline won heats. Leavitt was caught up in a heat race mishap and underwent serious repairs to run the main event.

“I think I saw (Jenkins) on the video board with a couple laps to go,” said Bridger in Victory Lane. “I saw him in one and two (on the last lap), but luckily three and four was my fastest corner. I struggled down in one and two. I just feel lucky to race here, let alone win a championship (in 2017). I’m just trying to keep the momentum going, keep winning races and see what’s next.”

It was also Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame inductions weekend. Roger Arndt, Bob Brooks, Larry Cahill, Noel, Dean and Mike Chadd, Mike Fisher and Terry McCarl were all inducted at intermission ceremonies.

Join us next weekend, Friday, June 29, and Saturday, June 30, for the Brownells Big Guns Bash featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars! The 305 sprints will also be in action Friday, while the 360’s will run Saturday. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com Knoxville Raceway - Sprint Car Capital of the World! www.knoxvilleraceway.com Father’s Day Perspective with Henderson, Beaver, and Kline! 6/15/2018 - Joanne Cram discussed fatherhood with three different drivers recently, as we recognize Father's Day Weekend at Knoxville Raceway!

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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (2), 15.765; 2. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (16), 15.775; 3. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (4), 15.792; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (5), 15.816; 5. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 15.857; 6. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (10), 15.946; 7. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (8), 15.999; 8. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (14), 16.022; 9. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (7), 16.051; 10. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (20), 16.059; 11. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (13), 16.082; 12. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.085; 13. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (21), 16.089; 14. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (6), 16.109; 15. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (3), 16.191; 16. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 16.289; 17. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (22), 16.292; 18. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (9), 16.492; 19. 10, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (15), 16.598; 20. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (23), 16.640; 21. 9Z, Jared Goerges, Brainerd, MN (1), 16.921; 22. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (19), 17.239; 23. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (11), 17.618;

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.3: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 2. Brian Brown (6); 3. Rager Phillips (2); 4. Davey Heskin (4); 5. Brooke Tatnell (5); 6. Tasker Phillips (1); 7. Bob Weuve (8); 8. Don Droud Jr. (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.6: 1. Jordyn Brazier (1); 2. Kerry Madsen (6); 3. Austin McCarl (5); 4. AJ Moeller (2); 5. Carson McCarl (4); 6. RJ Johnson (3); 7. Glen Saville (7); 8. Chase Wanner (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (6); 2. Gio Scelzi (4); 3. Matt Juhl (5); 4. Josh Schneiderman (2); 5. Bobby Mincer (1); 6. Jared Goerges (7); 7. Sawyer Phillips (3)

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Austin McCarl (1); 3. Terry McCarl (3); 4. Matt Juhl (5); 5. Brooke Tatnell (6); 6. Tasker Phillips (18); 7. Davey Heskin (9); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 9. Rager Phillips (12); 10. Sawyer Phillips (16); 11. AJ Moeller (13); 12. Bobby Mincer (17); 13. RJ Johnson (14); 14. Josh Schneiderman (15); 15. Jordyn Brazier (11); 16. Don Droud Jr. (21); 17. Chase Wanner (23); 18. Bob Weuve (22); 19. Jared Goerges (19); 20. Carson McCarl (10); 21. Kerry Madsen (2); 22. Glen Saville (20); 23. Gio Scelzi (8). Lap Leaders: Madsen 1-20, Brown 21-25. Hard-charger: T. Phillips.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (9), 16.600; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (10), 16.651; 3. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (7), 16.691; 4. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (14), 16.745; 5. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.785; 6. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (3), 16.847; 7. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (16), 16.853; 8. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (5), 16.888; 9. 23, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (19), 16.965; 10. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (2), 16.992; 11. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 17.006; 12. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (6), 17.045; 13. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (13), 17.145; 14. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (18), 17.224; 15. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.231; 16. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (8), 17.273; 17. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (11), 17.286; 18. 22H, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (12), 17.304; 19. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (1), 17.412

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Sawyer Phillips (1); 2. Devon Dobie (2); 3. Calvin Landis (4); 4. Jon Agan (3); 5. Dylan Peterson (7); 6. Mason Daniel (6); 7. Nate Van Haaften (5); 8. Nathan Mills (10); 9. Brad Comegys (9); 10. Joe Beaver (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:05.1: 1. Christian Bowman (3); 2. McKenna Haase (2); 3. Clint Garner (6); 4. Ryan Giles (4); 5. Matt Moro (5); 6. Randy Hannagan (9); 7. Cody Wehrle (1); 8. Tom Lenz (8); 9. Mitchell Alexander (7)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (4); 2. Ryan Giles (6); 3. Mason Daniel (1); 4. Sawyer Phillips (8); 5. Calvin Landis (3); 6. Matt Moro (5); 7. Nate Van Haaften (11); 8. Dylan Peterson (12); 9. Devon Dobie (7); 10. McKenna Haase (10); 11. Cody Wehrle (13); 12. Tom Lenz (15); 13. Mitchell Alexander (16); 14. Brad Comegys (18); 15. Nathan Mills (17); 16. Christian Bowman (2); 17. Randy Hannagan (14); 18. Jon Agan (9) DNS – Joe Beaver. Lap Leaders: Daniel 1-6, Garner 7-20. Hard-charger: Giles.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (12), 17.770; 2. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.814; 3. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (10), 17.852; 4. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (2), 17.857; 5. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (6), 17.962; 6. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (15), 18.062; 7. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (8), 18.222; 8. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (9), 18.232; 9. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (13), 18.292; 10. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (11), 18.313; 11. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (17), 18.329; 12. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (16), 18.343; 13. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (14), 18.377; 14. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (18), 18.501; 15. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (4), 18.522; 16. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (5), 19.111; 17. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (1), NT; 18. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (3), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.7: 1. Tyler Glass (1); 2. Matthew Stelzer (3); 3. Jayce Jenkins (5); 4. Evan Epperson (4); 5. Chris Horton (2); 6. Eric Bridger (6); 7. Kelby Watt (7); 8. Dan Henning (8); 9. Casey Greubel (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.1: 1. Devin Kline (4); 2. Mike Mayberry (1); 3. Mike Ayers (3); 4. Joe Simbro (7); 5. Jeff Wilke (2); 6. Brandon Worthington (5); 7. Jon Hughes (8); 8. Ryan Leavitt (6) DNS – Chase Young

A main (started), 17 Laps, 5:31.3 (NTR): 1. Eric Bridger (2); 2. Jayce Jenkins (4); 3. Matthew Stelzer (1); 4. Devin Kline (3); 5. Mike Mayberry (10); 6. Mike Ayers (6); 7. Ryan Leavitt (9); 8. Kelby Watt (14); 9. Evan Epperson (5); 10. Brandon Worthington (8); 11. Tyler Glass (7); 12. Casey Greubel (17); 13. Chris Horton (11); 14. Dan Henning (16); 15. Jeff Wilke (12); 16. Jon Hughes (15); 17. Joe Simbro (13) DNS – Chasey Young. Lap Leader: Bridger 1-17. Hard-charger: Watt.

 

 

Scotty Thiel Picks Up Second Win with Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101!

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(Bill W) June 4, 2018, Monroe, IA – Donny Schatz (3), Brian Brown (5) and Scotty Thiel (2) were all repeat winners last week in Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com action! Schatz picked up the win with the World of Outlaws Friday night at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Brian Brown nailed down win number five at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday night, while Scotty Thiel took the IRA stop at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin Sunday.

This week will see the WoO in action at Farley Speedway in Iowa for the first time since the 1990’s. Weekly action at Knoxville Raceway will resume again Saturday as well.

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TKS Motorsports - Turning Laps and Gaining Experience Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Des Moines, IA (June 13, 2018) – A full weekend at the Jackson Motorplex for the Jackson Nationals provided the opportunity for Austin McCarl and the TKS Motorsports team to turn a lot of laps with the best sprint car competition in the country.

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TKS Motorsports - Turning Laps and Gaining Experience Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Des Moines, IA (June 13, 2018) – A full weekend at the Jackson Motorplex for the Jackson Nationals provided the opportunity for Austin McCarl and the TKS Motorsports team to turn a lot of laps with the best sprint car competition in the country.

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Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO

Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)
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TKS Motorsports - Turning Laps and Gaining Experience Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Des Moines, IA (June 13, 2018) – A full weekend at the Jackson Motorplex for the Jackson Nationals provided the opportunity for Austin McCarl and the TKS Motorsports team to turn a lot of laps with the best sprint car competition in the country.

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 402 (5)
Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 294 (3)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 267
Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 235
Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 190

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 172

Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 152
Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 150 (1)
Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 144
Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 136 (1)

Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 117

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 113
Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 105
Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 104 (2)
Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 100 (2)
Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 74

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 74
Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 72
Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 66

Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 60
Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 60
Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 56
Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 55
Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 54
Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 48
Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 48
Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 46
Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 43
Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 40

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 40

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 38

Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 38
Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 36

Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 36
Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 35
Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 35
Ryan Robinson, Foresthill, CA, 35

Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 35
AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 32
Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 30

Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 30
Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 30
Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 28
Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 26
Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25
Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 25

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 24
Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 22
Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 18
Nathan Charron, Hartsburg, IL, 18
Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 18
Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 18
Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16
Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 16

Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 16
Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 16
Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 16

Scott Uttech, New Berlin, IL, 16
Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 14
Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 14
Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 14

Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 14

Matt VandeVere, Zion, IL, 14
Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 12

Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI, 12
Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 12
Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 12

Chase Briscoe, Mitchell, IN, 10
Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 10

Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust., 8

Brandon McMullen, Plymouth, WI, 8
Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 8

Michael Decker, Silver Lake, WI, 6

Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6
Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6
Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6
Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN, 6
Jay Waugh, Canberra, NSW, Aust., 6
Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4
Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 4
Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL, 4

Chase Wanner, Agency, IA, 4

Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 2

WoO Platinum Driver Feature Wins:

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (3)

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (2)
Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (1)

Tentative 2018 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com
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TKS Motorsports - Turning Laps and Gaining Experience Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Des Moines, IA (June 13, 2018) – A full weekend at the Jackson Motorplex for the Jackson Nationals provided the opportunity for Austin McCarl and the TKS Motorsports team to turn a lot of laps with the best sprint car competition in the country.

Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold)

Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder)

Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Rain)

Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)

Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)

Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Fri, May 18 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA (Cory Eliason, Selma, CA)

Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA (Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL)

Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Tue, June 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)

Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)

Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)

Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)

Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO

Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Wed, June 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO

Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

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

Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, July 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Thurs, July 26 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars

Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars

Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”

Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)

Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover”

Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO

Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest”

Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Sept 1 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Sun, Sept 2 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial”

Sat, Sept 8 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial”

Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA

Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA

Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”

Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Fri, Oct 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA

Sat, Oct 6 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA

Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

Sat, Oct 20 – Dodge City (KS) Speedway WoO

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Brian Brown Earns Fifth Win of Season at Knoxville! Mason Daniel Pulls Off Shocker in 360’s; Eric Bridger Dominates 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 16, 2018) – Brian Brown raced past Lynton Jeffrey to win his fifth feature of the season at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver picked up $4,000 for his 42nd career victory at Knoxville aboard his Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21. Sprint car rookie Mason Daniel drove his way through traffic to a win in the 360 class. The Californian picked up $1,500 for his win. Eric Bridger dominated again in the 305 class, leading wire to wire, and matching Brown by winning for the fifth time in 2018.

Lynton Jeffrey led from the pole in the 20-lap 410 feature over AJ Moeller, Brian Brown, Kerry Madsen and Terry McCarl. Moeller broke in turn two on the second lap halting things. On the restart, Brown shot under Jeffrey for the lead, but the start was called back when the restart cone was hit. Jeffrey would maintain his lead until Rager Phillips slowed with a flat tire on lap five.

Jeffrey led Brown, Madsen, Terry McCarl and Brooke Tatnell back to green. McCarl quickly took third, while Brown hounded the leader. On lap seven, he nipped Jeffrey at the flag stand by .009 of a second. From there, he pulled away. McCarl would follow him into second. Davey Heskin was also on the move on the bottom, gaining the top five, and then passing Madsen and Jeffrey on laps twelve and thirteen to gain third place.

Brown was into heavy lapped traffic, when the second place car of McCarl locked up on the frontstretch, ending his second place run. A five lap Dash saw Brown pull away for the win over Heskin, Madsen, Tatnell and Jeffrey. Matt Juhl, hard-charger Austin McCarl, Shane Golobic, Josh Schneiderman and Carson McCarl rounded out the top ten. Jeffrey set quick time on the night, while Tasker Phillips, Jordyn Brazier and Carson McCarl won heats.

“Lynton’s a heck of a racecar driver, and he was racing a good race,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “He was kind of moving around. What was good about that was that my car would go anywhere. This is a new Maxim tonight and it worked flawless. Hats off to all my guys. It’s been a pretty good season to start. We’re looking forward to next week and two weeks from now, especially (when the World of Outlaws visit). That was a workout!”

The 18-lap 360 main event went non-stop. Nate Van Haaften used his familiar low groove to pace Mason Daniel, Jon Agan, Christian Bowman and Matt Moro early on. Early, the race for fourth was the best one on the track, with Moro taking the spot on lap three.

Up front, Daniel was gaining on Van Haaften, using the high line around the half-mile. The two raced side by side for a couple of laps before Daniel took a narrow .013 of a second lead on lap eight. Around the same time, Clint Garner moved into the top five.

Daniel entered heavier traffic with six laps to go, but maneuvered it well and extended his lead. In the end, the Californian, who is racing sprint cars for the first time this year, won his first race at Knoxville. Van Haaften would follow, ahead of Agan, Moro and Garner. Ryan Giles, McKenna Haase, Sawyer Phillips, Bowman and Calvin Landis would complete the top ten. Moro set quick time, while Agan and Van Haaften were heat winners.

“This is something else,” said an emotional Daniel in Victory Lane. “We struggled the past couple of times we’ve been here. To come out and get the win tonight was amazing. The car was great. Garrett, Landon and Danny (Lasoski) did a great job and I can’t thank them enough. We actually lost the brakes, so we had to be on the top with the throttle wide open. With (Lasoski’s) knowledge and helping me out with the track one where is fast and where it’s not and what to do…it’s really helpful.”

Eric Bridger left little doubt again in the 305 class, as he led from start to finish in the non-stop 15-lap feature. For the second week in a row, Ryan Leavitt cruised in the second spot, while Jayce Jenkins nailed down third.

The best race was for fourth fifth and sixth. Kelby Watt, Mike Mayberry and Matthew Stelzer raced hard through the middle stages. In the end, it would be Watt taking fourth, ahead of Stelzer. Hard-charger Devin Kline would recover from qualifying issues to drive from row seven to sixth, ahead of Mayberry, Rob Kubli, Jeff Wilke and Casey Greubel. Bridger set quick time for the seventh time this season, while Kubli and Wilke were heat winners.

“This is awesome,” said Bridger. “Starting on the front row helps. You’ve got to get a start there, and I knew the way the racetrack was…I was happy to get through lapped traffic and see that checkered flag. I had trouble with the first (lapped) car there but after that, I got my rhythm going.”

Join us next week, Saturday, June 23, for Marion County Farm Bureau and Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame Mid-Season Championship Night featuring the 410, 360 and 305 sprint cars! It’s also $1 Busch Light night. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com !

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (2), 15.547; 2. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (9), 15.600; 3. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (7), 15.661; 4. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (4), 15.680; 5. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (11), 15.744; 6. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (5), 15.754; 7. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (21), 15.761; 8. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (8), 15.764; 9. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (22), 15.788; 10. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (15), 15.844; 11. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (3), 15.866; 12. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (6), 15.987; 13. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (1), 16.031; 14. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (17), 16.079; 15. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 16.098; 16. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (19), 16.229; 17. 10, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (14), 16.256; 18. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (13), 16.317; 19. 3, Dakota Jackson, Elizabethtown, IN (16), 16.447; 20. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (12), 16.448; 21. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (23), 16.474; 22. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (18), 16.505; 23. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (10), 17.325.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.4: 1. Tasker Phillips (2); 2. Rager Phillips (1); 3. Brian Brown (5); 4. Austin McCarl (3); 5. Shane Golobic (4); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 7. Bobby Mincer (8); 8. Dakota Jackson (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.0: 1. Jordyn Brazier (2); 2. Davey Heskin (4); 3. Don Droud Jr. (1); 4. Kerry Madsen (6); 5. Josh Schneiderman (3); 6. Matt Juhl (5); 7. Chase Wanner (7); 8. Rob Weuve (8);

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.8: 1. Carson McCarl (2); 2. Brooke Tatnell (4); 3. Terry McCarl (5); 4. Dakota Hendrickson (1) 5. AJ Moeller (6); 6. RJ Johnson (3); 7. Glen Saville (7)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (3); 2. Davey Heskin (6); 3. Kerry Madsen (4); 4. Brooke Tatnell (7); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 6. Matt Juhl (8); 7. Austin McCarl (13); 8. Shane Golobic (9); 9. Josh Schneiderman (15); 10. Carson McCarl (10); 11. RJ Johnson (14); 12. Jordyn Brazier (11); 13. Glen Saville (19); 14. Chase Wanner (18); 15. Bobby Mincer (20); 16. Terry McCarl (5); 17. Don Droud Jr. (17); 18. Dakota Hendrickson (16); 19. Rager Phillips (12); 20. Rob Weuve (21); 21. AJ Moeller (2); 22. Tasker Phillips (22); 23. Dakota Jackson (23). Lap Leaders: Jeffrey 1-6, Brown 7-20. Hard-charger: A. McCarl.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (3), 16.395; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (1), 16.431; 3. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (16), 16.521; 4. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (5), 16.553; 5. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (13), 16.657; 6. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (10), 16.716; 7. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (15), 16.837; 8. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.846; 9. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (6), 16.889; 10. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (11), 16.896; 11. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (2), 16.941; 12. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (8), 16.949; 13. 03, Shayle Bade, Lincoln, NE (9), 16.959; 14. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (7), 17.059; 15. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (12), 17.229; 16. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (14), 17.302;

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.2: 1. Jon Agan (3); 2. Cody Wehrle (1); 3. Sawyer Phillips (2); 4. Matt Moro (6); 5. McKenna Haase (4); 6. Ryan Giles (5); 7. Mitchell Alexander (8); 8. Shayle Bade (7)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.8: 1. Nate Van Haaften (2); 2. Christian Bowman (4); 3. Clint Garner (6); 4. Calvin Landis (3); 5. Mason Daniel (5); 6. Nathan Mills (1); 7. Tom Lenz (8); 8. Brad Comegys (7)

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:13.3: 1. Mason Daniel (2); 2. Nate Van Haaften (1); 3. Jon Agan (4); 4. Matt Moro (5); 5. Clint Garner (6); 6. Ryan Giles (7); 7. McKenna Haase (8); 8. Sawyer Phillips (9); 9. Christian Bowman (3); 10. Calvin Landis (10); 11. Shayle Bade (14); 12. Cody Wehrle (11); 13. Nathan Mills (12); 14. Tom Lenz (15); 15. Mitchell Alexander (13); 16. Brad Comegys (16). Lap Leaders: Van Haaften 1-7, Daniel 8-18. Hard-charger: Bade.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (4), 17.283; 2. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (6), 17.455; 3. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (7), 17.529; 4. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (10), 17.564; 5. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (16), 17.646; 6. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (11), 17.756; 7. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (8), 17.78; 8. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (13), 17.782; 9. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (17), 17.839; 10. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (12), 17.867; 11. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (5), 17.947; 12. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (3), 17.998; 13. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (9), 18.105; 14. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (14), 18.143; 15. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (1), 18.29; 16. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (15), 20.011; 17. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (2), 19.279.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.4: 1. Rob Kubli (1); 2. Ryan Leavitt (4); 3. Evan Epperson (2); 4. Devin Kline (9); 5. Eric Bridger (6); 6. Mike Ayers (3); 7. Matthew Stelzer (5); 8. Dan Henning (7); 9. Jon Hughes (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.1: 1. Jeff Wilke (1); 2. Jayce Jenkins (3); 3. Casey Greubel (2); 4. Mike Mayberry (6); 5. Kelby Watt (5); 6. Joe Simbro (4); 7. Brandon Worthington (7); 8. Chase Young (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:33.5: 1. Eric Bridger (2); 2. Ryan Leavitt (3); 3. Jayce Jenkins (1); 4. Kelby Watt (5); 5. Matthew Stelzer (7); 6. Devin Kline (13); 7. Mike Mayberry (4); 8. Rob Kubli (6); 9. Jeff Wilke (9); 10. Casey Greubel (10); 11. Chase Young (16); 12. Evan Epperson (8); 13. Joe Simbro (11); 14. Brandon Worthington (14); 15. Jon Hughes (16); 16. Mike Ayers (12) DNS – Dan Henning. Lap Leader: Bridger 1-15. Hard-charger: Kline.

 

 

Brown Builds Lead in Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by Open Wheel 101!
Monday, June 11, 20

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(Bill W) June 11, 2018, Monroe, IA – Brian Brown had a strong Jackson Nationals at the Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota last weekend, and built his lead a bit in the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com! The World of Outlaws invaded the Midwest last weekend. Sheldon Haudenschild picked up the rain date win Tuesday at the Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway. Rain postponed things in Jackson Thursday, but Jason Johnson picked up both preliminary wins there (Friday and Saturday afternoon). Donny Schatz took home $40,000 for the win in the finale.

Three point eligible races will be contested this weekend. On Friday, the WoO heads to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Weekly racing will be back in action at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday. On Sunday, the IRA will gather at the beautiful Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

Brown now holds a 76-point lead over Austin McCarl in the point standings. Brooke Tatnell is third, ahead of Kerry Madsen, Davey Heskin and Jacob Patten (tie), Justin Henderson, Terry McCarl, Matt Juhl and Cory Eliason.

So far, there have been nine winners in the fourteen races contested with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101!

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Up Next!

Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

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

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 352 (3)
Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 276 (3)
Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 205
Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 197
Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 150
Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 150 (1)
Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 147
Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 144
Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 132
Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 126 (1)
Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 105
Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 104 (2)
Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 99
Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 92
Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 74
Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 72
Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 66
RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 64
Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 60
Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 56
Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 55
Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 54
Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 50 (1)
Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 48
Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 48
Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 48
Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 46
Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 43
Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 40
Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 36
Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 36
Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 35
Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 35
Ryan Robinson, Foresthill, CA, 35
AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 32
Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30
Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 30
Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 28
Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 28
Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 26
Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25
Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 25
Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 24
Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 18
Nathan Charron, Hartsburg, IL, 18
Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 18
Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 18
Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16
Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 16
Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 16
Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 16
Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 16
Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 14
Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 14
Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 14
Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 12
Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 12
Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 12
Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 12
Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 10
Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 8
Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6
Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6
Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN, 6
Jay Waugh, Canberra, NSW, Aust., 6
Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 4
Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4
Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 4
Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL, 4
Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Feature Wins:

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (2)
Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (2)
Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (1)

Tentative 2018 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com

Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold)
Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder)
Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Rain)
Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)
Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, May 18 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA (Cory Eliason, Selma, CA)
Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA (Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL)
Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Tue, June 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)
Sat, June 9 (afternoon) – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)
Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO
Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Wed, June 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO
Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO
Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO
Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, July 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA
Thurs, July 26 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA
Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars
Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA
Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars
Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars
Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO
Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”
Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic
Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)
Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover”
Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO
Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest”
Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA
Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 1 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)
Sun, Sept 2 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)
Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial”
Sat, Sept 8 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial”
Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA
Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA
Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA
Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”
Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA
Fri, Oct 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Sat, Oct 6 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 20 – Dodge City (KS) Speedway WoO

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“Sunshine” at Knoxville as Tyler Courtney Takes USAC Cash!
Jon Agan Wins First in Three Years with 360’s; Eric Bridger Wins Again in 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 9, 2018) – Tyler “Sunshine” Courtney swept the night as the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series invaded the Knoxville Raceway here Saturday on Hy-Vee Night! The Indianapolis, Indiana native took home $5,000 for his win aboard the Clauson-Marshall Racing #7BC. It was also announced during the day that the Corn Belt Nationals will take place July 5 and 6, 2019, and pay $20,000 to the USAC winner, and $1,000 to start!

Jon Agan overcame some tough luck, taking his eleventh career win at Knoxville in the 360 class, but his first since July 4, 2015. Eric Bridger led wire to wire for his fourth win of the season in the 305 class.

Brady Bacon led from the pole early in the 30-lap USAC feature, ahead of CJ Leary and Chad Boespflug. Last year’s winner here, Justin Grant, and Tyler Courtney battled for the fifth spot, before Courtney took it for good on lap three. The next circuit would see “Sunshine” surge from fifth to third.

Bacon entered traffic on lap six, and by lap ten, led Leary, Courtney, Chase Stockon and Grant. Courtney reeled in Leary in traffic and made a pass for second on lap 19. On the 20th lap, he would slide in front of Bacon for the point. Leary would follow him into second a lap later. While Courtney pulled away, the only other move late in the race was a Grant pass of Stockon for fourth.

Courtney’s first career win at Knoxville came ahead of Leary, Bacon, a closing Grant, and Brody Roa, who took fifth on the last lap. Stockon, Robert Ballou, hard-charger Dave Darland, Chris Windom and Kevin Thomas Jr. rounded out the top ten. Courtney started his sweep with quick time and a heat win. Other heat winners were Grant and Windom. Darland flipped in turn three during his heat race, but his team was able to make repairs before the feature.

“I knew lapped cars were going to be tough to get around, because they were going to continue to run the top,” said Courtney after his win. “I knew I’d have to do something drastically different to get around those guys. I knew if I could stick the bottom, there was enough to get off the corner. We were able to get by (Leary) and then we slid Brady for the lead. This is really cool guys. I think I showed how bad I wanted it last year here and I put myself in a bad position (and crashed) and that cost me a race. Thank you, Knoxville, for having us, and I’m already looking forward to next year.”

“This is a big comeback from last night at I-80 (Speedway),” said the second place Leary. “We struggled really bad. I’m really glad our team found some speed. It feels good to get some momentum going again. I thought I might have something for the win there. Tyler just got the lapped cars better than me. I feel really good for this team.”

“I felt (the car) fading away a little bit,” said the third place Bacon. “We had some sort of bleeder malfunction. I don’t know if it was self-induced or mechanical. We had a good run going. It was our kind of track. I didn’t think we had a great car at the beginning, but we found out we had a problem. It would have been good to get another win at Knoxville, but it looks like next year we’ll have two days to do it.”

Jon Agan led from his pole position early in the 18-lap 360 main event over AJ Moeller and Matt Moro. Ryan Giles was the man on the move early, taking third from Moro on lap two and second from Moeller on lap three. Using the low side, Giles tried to keep pace with the leader. Clint Garner was fast as well, grabbing third on lap seven, before Joe Beaver and Mason Daniel contacted, ending top ten runs.

The only restart of the race saw Agan lead Giles, Garner, Moeller and Moro back to green. Moro and Garner would put on a great duel for third, with Garner eventually prevailing. Up front, Agan hit lapped traffic with three to go and slowed a bit. Giles gained on him, but in the last corner, Agan snuck below the lapped car of Brad Comegys to take the win.

Agan was followed by Giles, Garner, Moro and Christian Bowman. McKenna Haase, Calvin Landis, Moeller, hard-charger Sawyer Phillips and Cody Wehrle rounded out the top ten. Moeller set quick time, while Bowman and Haase were heat race winners.

“The race car was off a little bit and so was the driver,” said Agan in Victory Lane. “We haven’t raced every week and don’t have a real strong base. We checked out in the first feature here of the year and broke a piston. We’ve been running an older motor that just doesn’t have Knoxville ‘smoke’. This was our first night out with one of our good motors. We needed this win. We’ll take it. It’s been a couple years since we’ve been up here. It definitely hasn’t been for a lack of effort on our team’s part.”

Eric Bridger had another great night, leading all 15 laps of the 305 feature for his fourth win of the season, and sixth in his career. Devin Kline chased him the distance, closing in the late stages in traffic. Tyler Glass claimed third on the second lap and held on to that spot, ahead of Ryan Leavitt and Kelby Watt, who passed Rob Kubli for fifth on the last go-around. Matthew Stelzer, Joe Simbro, Mike Ayers and Casey Greubel rounded out the top ten. Bridger set quick time for the seventh time in eight nights, while Watt and Stelzer won heats.

“When you race against Devin and Ryan, that’s tough competition there,” said Bridger in Victory Lane. “We had a good race car. We’re definitely on the momentum train, and we want to keep setting those quick times. Winning features helps a lot too.”

Join us next week, Saturday, June 16, for Van Wall Equipment and “Future Stars” Night featuring the 410, 360 and 305 sprint cars! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com
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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (24), 18.948; 2. 4, Justin Grant, Ione, CA (14), 18.962; 3. 32, Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, IN (6), 18.976; 4. 30, CJ Leary, Greenfield, IN (10), 19.028; 5. 98, Chad Boespflug, Hanford, CA (5), 19.098; 6. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (4), 19.100; 7. 69, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (11), 19.129; 8. 17, Nick Bilbee, Indianapolis, IN (15), 19.226; 9. 91, Brody Roa, Garden Grove, CA (23), 19.280; 10. 12, Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA (1), 19.381; 11. 18, Jarett Andretti, Mooresville, NC (22), 19.384; 12. 5, Chris Windom, Canton, IL (19), 19.437; 13. 36D, Dave Darland, Lincoln, IN (7), 19.487; 14. 0, Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, IA (3), 19.640; 15. 5E, Tom Harris, Banbury, OXFD, UK (2), 19.697; 16. 74X, Josh Hodges, Tijeras, NM (17), 19.720; 17. 52, Isaac Chapple, Willow Branch, IN (21), 19.804; 18. 77K, Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (8), 19.881; 19. 78, Rob Caho Jr., Wyoming, MN (18), 19.908; 20. 11W, Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (9), 20.080; 21. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (16), 20.091; 22. 71, Robert Bell, Colfax, IA (12), 20.943; 23. 11X, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (13), 21.196; 24. 12G, Kelly Graham, Hedrick, IA (20), 21.573.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Tyler Courtney (6); 2. CJ Leary (5); 3. Kevin Thomas Jr. (4); 4. Josh Hodges (1); 5. Robert Ballou (3); 6. Rob Caho Jr. (7); 7. Robert Bell (8); 8. Dave Darland (2)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:45.8: 1. Justin Grant (6); 2. Nick Bilbee (4); 3. Isaac Chapple (1); 4. Chad Boespflug (5); 5. Jarett Andretti (3); 6. Wyatt Burks (7); 7. Brandon Stevenson (2); 8. Frank Rodgers III (8);

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Chris Windom (3); 2. Brady Bacon (5); 3. Chase Stockon (6); 4. Brody Roa (4); 5. Tom Harris (2); 6. Glen Saville (7); 7. Katlynn Leer (1); 8. Kelly Graham (8);

A main (started), 25 Laps, 10:45.6: 1. Tyler Courtney (6); 2. CJ Leary (3); 3. Brady Bacon (1); 4. Justin Grant (5); 5. Brody Roa (9); 6. Chase Stockon (4); 7. Robert Ballou (10); 8. Dave Darland (17); 9. Chris Windom (12); 10. Kevin Thomas Jr. (7); 11. Jarett Andretti (11); 12. Chad Boespflug (2); 13. Josh Hodges (16); 14. Tom Harris (13); 15. Nick Bilbee (8); 16. Glen Saville (21); 17. Wyatt Burks (20); 18. Brandon Stevenson (14); 19. Robert Bell (22); 20. Rob Caho Jr. (19); 21. Frank Rodgers III (23); 22. Kelly Graham (24); 23. Isaac Chapple (15); 24. Katlynn Leer (18). Lap Leaders: Bacon 1-19, Courtney 20-30. Hard-charger: Darland.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (12), 16.044; 2. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (16), 16.053; 3. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (17), 16.074; 4. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (3), 16.095; 5. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (13), 16.157; 6. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (2), 16.211; 7. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.256; 8. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (6), 16.266; 9. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (15), 16.294; 10. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (5), 16.434; 11. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (7), 16.435; 12. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (9), 16.440; 13. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (10), 16.449; 14. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (14), 16.593; 15. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (18), 16.633; 16. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (8), 16.712; 17. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (1), 16.712; 18. 28AU, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (11), 17.072.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:56.9: 1. Christian Bowman (1); 2. Jon Agan (3); 3. Matt Moro (4); 4. Sawyer Phillips (7); 5. Joe Beaver (2); 6. AJ Moeller (6); 7. Mitchell Alexander (8); 8. Mason Daniel (5) DNS – Nathan Mills

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. McKenna Haase (1); 2. Clint Garner (4); 3. Tom Lenz (2); 4. Calvin Landis (3); 5. Cody Wehrle (8); 6. Ryan Giles (6); 7. Allan Woods (9); 8. Brad Comegys (7); 9. Nate Van Haaften (5)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Jon Agan (1); 2. Ryan Giles (5); 3. Clint Garner (4); 4. Matt Moro (3); 5. Christian Bowman (6); 6. McKenna Haase (7); 7. Calvin Landis (8); 8. AJ Moeller (2); 9. Sawyer Phillips (13); 10. Cody Wehrle (14); 11. Nate Van Haaften (12); 12. Tom Lenz (9); 13. Mitchell Alexander (16); 14. Allan Woods (17); 15. Brad Comegys (15); 16. Nathan Mills (18); 17. Mason Daniel (10); 18. Joe Beaver (11). Lap Leader: Agan 1-18. Hard-charger: Phillips.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (11), 17.127; 2. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (19), 17.136; 3. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.288; 4. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (10), 17.290; 5. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (13), 17.324; 6. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (6), 17.424; 7. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (9), 17.427; 8. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (14), 17.429; 9. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (16), 17.430; 10. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (5), 17.512; 11. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (2), 17.532; 12. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (3), 17.645; 13. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.673; 14. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (18), 17.808; 15. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (17), 17.862; 16. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (12), 17.874; 17. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (7), 17.980; 18. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (1), 18.115; 19. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (4), 19.399.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.2: 1. Kelby Watt (1); 2. Rob Kubli (3); 3. Devin Kline (5); 4. Eric Bridger (6); 5. Jayce Jenkins (2); 6. Josh Jones (7); 7. Mike Ayers (4); 8. Jeff Wilke (8); 9. Chase Young (10); 10. Dan Henning (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:45.2: 1. Matthew Stelzer (1); 2. Chris Horton (2); 3. Tyler Glass (3); 4. Ryan Leavitt (6); 5. Joe Simbro (7); 6. Evan Epperson (4); 7. Casey Greubel (8); 8. Mike Mayberry (5); 9. Jon Hughes (9)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:36.6: 1. Eric Bridger (1); 2. Devin Kline (2); 3. Tyler Glass (5); 4. Ryan Leavitt (3); 5. Kelby Watt (6); 6. Rob Kubli (4); 7. Matthew Stelzer (8); 8. Joe Simbro (11); 9. Mike Ayers (10); 10. Casey Greubel (13); 11. Dan Henning (17); 12. Mike Mayberry (9); 13. Chris Horton (7); 14. Jeff Wilke (16); 15. Josh Jones (14); 16. Jon Hughes (15); 17. Jayce Jenkins (12); 18. Chase Young (18) DNS – Evan Epperson. Lap Leader: Bridger 1-15. Hard-charger: Henning.

 

 

 

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6/8/18

I-80 Speedway

Greenwood, NE

USAC

25 cars

Kevin Thomas Jr. (3rd car out to time) set a new track record at 16.423 seconds on the 4/10-mile oval, breaking the year old mark of Stevie Sussex (16.808). Justin Grant (8th car out) was also under the old mark and second quick, followed by CJ Leary (10th), Chad Boespflug (9th), Brady Bacon (17th), Chase Stockon (13th), Chris Windom (16th), Dave Darland (6th), Nick Bilbee (18th) and Robert Ballou (4th). Mike Dapra failed to get a time in and scratched for the night.

Heat one (started): 1. Windom 5 (4) 2. Ballou 12 (3) 3. Thomas 69 (6) 4. Boespflug (5) 5. Isaac Chapple 52 (2) / 6. Don Droud Jr. 1m (1) 7. Cody Ledger 35L (7) 8. TJ Artz 57 (8)

Droud led the 8-lapper early over Ballou and Windom. Windom would get by Ballou on lap three for second. Two laps later, he would take the lead from Droud. Ballou followed him into second as Droud began fading. Thomas would grab third with two to go, and Boespflug and Chapple would get by for the last two feature transfers late.

Heat two (started): 1. Darland 36D (4) 2. Jarett Andretti 18 (2) 3. Bacon 99 (5) 4. Grant 4 (6) 5. Brody Roa 91 (3) / 6. Ryan Kitchen 21 (1) 7. Brandon Stevenson 0 (7) 8. Glen Saville 75 (8)

Plenty of action in this one. Roa led Kitchen and Bacon early. On lap two, Kitchen would pass Roa with his 360 power plant to take the lead, while Andretti took third from Bacon. Andretti would move into second on lap three, while Darland surged from fourth to second on lap five. Darland would grab the lead and pull away on lap five. Andretti would follow him into second with two to go. Bacon would grab third coming to the white flag, while Roa would get back by Kitchen for the last transfer late.

Heat three (started): 1. Tyler Courtney 7BC (3) 2. Stockon 32 (5) 3. Bilbee 17 (4) 4. Leary 30 (6) 5. Tom Harris 5E (2) / 6. Wyatt Burks 11w (1) 7. Terry Richards 18T (7) 8. Robert Bell 71 (8)

Courtney would surge from row two to the lead immediately and win going away. Behind him, Stockon would go from fourth to second on lap four, and Bilbee would grab third from Harris on lap seven.

B main (started): 1. Droud (1) 2. Ledger (4) 3. Kitchen (2) 4. Burks (3) 5. Artz (7) 6. Richards (6) 7. Stevenson (5) / 8. Saville (8) 9. Bell (9) DNS – Dapra

The 12-lapper took the top seven to the feature. Droud led wire to wire. Kitchen got by Burks for second on lap four, but it was Ledger, in his first night in a non-wing sprint, that was on the move. He passed Burks on lap six for third, and then got Kitchen for second with three to go.

A main (started): 1. Thomas (6) 2. Courtney (12) 3. Stockon (1) 4. Bacon (2) 5. Darland (8) 6. Ballou (10) 7. Bilbee (9) 8. Grant (5) 9. Boespflug (3) 10. Windom (7) 11. Droud (16) 12. Andretti (14) 13. Chapple (13) 14. Roa (11) 15. Harris (15) 16. Leary (4) 17. Ledger (19) 18. Artz (22) 19. Kitchen (17) 20. Richards (21) 21. Burks (18) 22. Stevenson (20)

The 30-lapper went non-stop. Early, Stockon and Bacon slid back and forth for the lead. Stockon led lap one, and Bacon laps two and three. When Bacon slid a bit high in two on lap four, Stockon took the lead and Thomas went into second. Meanwhile, Courtney had climbed into the top five by lap five. Thomas would ride by Stockon on lap seven, and Courtney moved into fourth. While Thomas started pulling away, Courtney continued his charge, grabbed third on lap ten from Bacon. Thomas started dicing through traffic non lap twelve. By the time Courtney cleared Stockon on lap 17, Thomas was a straightaway ahead. He would grab his third USAC sprint win of the season after struggling a year ago here. Courntey was the hard-charger in second.

 

 

6/6/18

Fairbury American Legion Speedway
Fairbury, IL

WoO & WAR

27 WoO cars
17 WAR cars

WoO

Jacob Allen (23rd car out to time) broke the track record in qualifying, and in so doing, became the only driver to register a lap under the 11-second bracket on the -mile oval at 10.893 seconds. The old mark was set by Carson Macedo in 2017 at 11.219. Kyle Larson (15th car out) was second quick, followed by Logan Schuchart (19th), Parker Price-Miller (16th), Brian Brown (18th), Tanner Thorson (21st), Daryn Pittman (3rd), Paul Nienhiser (26th), Carson Short (4th) and Jake Blackhurst (12th). Clyde Knipp tagged the wall in qualifying, slowing his progress. As is the case at many quarter-miles, results were unpredictable, leaving many of the WoO regulars looking up in the standings at some of the local drivers who had some laps here. Things started out tacky.

Heat one (started): 1. Allen 1a (1) 2. Price-Miller 4 (2) 3. Pittman 9 (3) 4. Gio Scelzi 71 (6) 5. Donny Schatz 15 (5) 6. Blackhurst 25 (4) / 7. David Gravel 5 (7) 8. Ian Madsen 18 (8) 9. Greg Wilson w20 (9)

The heats saw much more action than they typically do with the WoO. 10-lap heats are lined up by qualifying time, taking the top two to the Dash, and the top two to the feature. Allen led Price-Miller and Pittman the distance. Behind them, Scelzi moved up to fourth by lap two, with Schatz fading early, but coming back to fifth by lap three. Gravel was mired in the back before getting by Madsen for seventh with three to go. A last ditch slide attempt at Blackhurst and the last transfer fell short at the checkers.

Heat two (started): 1. Larson 57 (1) 2. Hunter Schuerenberg 20 (4) 3. Cory Eliason 83 (6) 4. Nienhiser 9x (3) 5. Brent Marks 19 (5) 6. Shane Stewart 2 (7) / 7. Kraig Kinser 11K (8) 8. Clinton Boyles 98 (9) 9. Brown 21 (2)

Larson led Brown and Schuerenberg early. Eliason and Nienhiser battled hard for fifth behind Marks. Brown was cruising in second before tagging the turn three wall and breaking the front end at the halfway point. Larson chose the inside line over Schuerenberg, Marks, Nienhiser, Eliason and Kinser on the restart. Eliason jumped up two spots to nail down third on the restart. Stewart struggled mightily before getting by Kinser with two to go for the final transfer. Boyles would blow an engine that scratched him for the night in both WoO and WAR.

Heat three (started): 1. Schuchart 1s (1) 2. Sheldon Haudenschild 17 (7) 3. Brad Sweet 49 (4) 4. Jason Johnson 41 (6) 5. Jason Sides 7s (8) 6. Matt Vandervere 10V (5) / 7. Clyde Knipp 13 (9) 8. Thorson 3c (2) 9. Short 21x (3)

Vandervere spun before a lap could be completed. Schuchart led early over Thorson and Sweet. Sweet worked by Thorson to take over second on lap two. Thorson came back with a slider, but bicycled and faded, losing several spots. Haudenschild surged through the pack to third before Short stopped and exited on lap three. Schuchart chose the inside line over Sweet, Haudenschild, Johnson, Sides and Thorson. Haudenschild ripped by Sweet for second, before Thorson would come to a stop an exit on lap four. Sides went by Johnson on that restart. Vandervere would get above the turn four cushion on lap seven and recover. Knipp could not avoid him and climbed his left rear, before turning over. He was uninjured. Vandervere was out with a flat left rear, but retained the sixth and final transfer to the feature without finishing. Haudenschild went from the fourth row of the heat to draw the pole for the Dash.

Dash (started): 1. Haudenschild (1) 2. Schuerenberg (4) 3. Schuchart (2) 4. Allen (6) 5. Price-Miller (3) 6. Larson (5)

The track was reworked before the Dash. Haudenschild led the 8-lap distance over Schuerenberg and Schuchart. Allen grabbed fourth on the fifth lap and made a late play on his teammate for third, but settled for fourth.

B main (started): 1. Thorson (2) 2. Wilson (7) 3. Short (3) 4. Gravel (4) 5. Kinser (6) 6. Madsen (5) / 7. Brown (1) 8. Knipp (8) DNS – Boyles

The 12-lapper saw Brown lead the first lap over Short and Thorson. The bottom was the place to be, and Wilson used it to go from seventh to fourth by lap two. Short took the lead on lap two as well. Thorson moved by Brown for second on lap three, and Wilson followed him into third the next time around. Gravel, Madsen and Brown were three wide for fifth and sixth with five to go and sorted out in that order (Kinser would later grab fifth from Madsen). Thorson would move by Short with three to go for the win. Wilson would grab second to end his good run with two to go.

A main (started): 1. Haudenschild (1) 2. Allen (4) 3. Larson (6) 4. Eliason (8) 5. Marks (14) 6. Pittman (7) 7. Price-Miller (5) 8. Schatz (13) 9. Sweet (9) 10. Gravel (22) 11. Johnson (12) 12. Scelzi (10) 13. Schuerenberg (2) 14. Nienhiser (11) 15. Kinser (23) 16. Vandervere (18) 17. Stewart (17) 18. Sides (15) 19. Schuchart (3) 20. Short (21) 21. Wilson (20) 22. Blackhurst (16) 23. Madsen (24) 24. Thorson (19)

The track was again reworked immediately before the feature. It would only hold on so long. The 40-lapper saw Schuerenberg takes command over Haudenschild and Schuchart early. The complexion of the race changed when the caution flew for Stewart, who spun three laps in. Schuerenberg chose the outside in the double-file restart and stumbled. Larson restarted eleventh after falling back. Haudenschild pounced into the lead ahead of Allen and Schuchart. Schuerenberg was shuffled back before Thorson flipped in turn three with five laps down. He was ok. Schuerenberg went pitside to replace a flat right rear. Wilson also went to the work area. Haudenschild chose the inside line ahead of Allen, Schuchart, Pittman and the 14th starting Marks. Marks would grab fourth when the green flew. A good battle with Eliason, would see the latter get by into fourth on lap eight. Haudenschild was back in traffic on lap ten. By lap 19, Larson had fought his way back to the top five. The track was blowing off greatly by the halfway point. On lap 23, contact between Larson and Marks caused both to do 360 spins in turn two and keep going. Wilson was trying to avoid and got upside down in a crash that also involved Scelzi and Nienhiser. When the green flew again, rubber was prevalent. Haudenschild approached lapped traffic again with ten to go. Schuchart was letting it rip, and got by Allen for second with eight to go. His right rear would blow five laps later. Eliason inherited third, but Larson was able to work by him at the white flag. Haudenschild had some hairy moments throughout, but held on for the win. Gravel was the hard-charger.
WAR

Heat one (started): 1. Korey Weyant 99 (2) 2. Landon Simon 24 (7) 3. Nic Harris N2 (3) 4. Brent Moore 114 (1) 5. Katlynn Leer 77K (4) 6. Steve Thomas 20 (6) 7. Austin Sears 31 (5) DNS – Carson Short 21, Kyle Simon 24x

8-lap heats used passing points to line up the feature. Before a lap could be completed, Sears and Thomas spun. Moore also came to a stop in turn four. That shuffled the lineup and Weyant led over Leer and Harris. Harris used the low side on lap two to duck under Leer for second. Leer would brush the wall on lap three allowing Simon by for third. Simon would grab second from Harris with three to go.

Heat two (started): 1. Mario Clouser 6 (2) 2. Thomas Meseraull 00 (3) 3. Mitch Wissmiller 1 (4) 4. Mitchell Davis 56 (1) 5. Terry Babb 88 (5) 6. Slater Helt 22s (7) 7. Mark Brucker 11 (6) DNS – Clinton Boyles 98

Wissmiller spun before a lap could be completed. Clouser led wire to wire. T-mez grabbed second from Davis on lap two. By the third lap, Wissmiller was back up to fourth, and got by Davis on the last lap for third.

A main (started): 1. L. Simon (1) 2. Meseraull (4) 3. Wissmiller (5) 4. Clouser (3) 5. Helt (11) 6. Babb (9) 7. Weyant (2) 8. Thomas (12) 9. Harris (6) 10. Brucker (13) 11. Davis (8) 12. Moore (7) 13. Leer (10) 14. Sears (14) DNS – Short, Boyles, K. Simon

Simon led early in the 25-lapper over Clouser and Wissmiller, but Wissmiller used the low line to shoot into the lead by the conclusion of lap two. Sears would tag the wall on lap three and exit. The restart saw Wissmiller on the low side, ahead of the rim rider Simon, low rider Clouser and Weyant. T-mez had a pass negated for fourth, but hammered the cushion to get it back from Weyant on the restart. He would then ride around Clouser for third on the tenth lap. An incident involving Davis, Harris and Moore and Leer, who were finished, slowed things on lap eleven. Wissmiller continued to lead Simon and T-mez. The top finally came in for Simon, who edged Wissmiller to the line on lap 13. With eight to go, T-mez would follow him into second. Meseraull took a slide attempt on the leader with four to go, but it wasn’t enough.

 

 

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Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Welcome to OpenWheel101.com www.openwheel101.com Christopher Bell Wins Inaugural Bob Hampshire Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park Sunday, May 27, 2018 WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (May 27, 2018) - Norman, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell put fans on their feet on Sunday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park, utilizing the top and bottom grooves around the high-banked, 1/3-mile oval to master traffic ...

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 280 (3)
Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 272 (3)
Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 205
Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 175
Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 150
Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 150 (1)
Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 137
Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 132
Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 130
Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 105
Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 100 (2)
Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 99
Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 80 (1)
Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 74
Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 72
Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 66
RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 64
Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 62
Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 60
Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 56
Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 55
Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 54
Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 50 (1)
Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 48
Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 48
Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 46
Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 43
Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 40
Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 36
Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 35
Ryan Robinson, Foresthill, CA, 35
AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 32
Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30
Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 30
Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 30
Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 28
Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 28
Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 26
Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25
Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 25
Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 18
Nathan Charron, Hartsburg, IL, 18
Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16
Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 16
Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 16
Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 16
Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 16
Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 14
Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 14
Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 14
Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 14
Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 12
Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 12
Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 12
Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 12
Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 10
Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6
Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6
Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN, 6
Jay Waugh, Canberra, NSW, Aust., 6
Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 4
Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4
Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 4
Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL, 4
Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 2

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Tentative 2018 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Welcome to OpenWheel101.com www.openwheel101.com Christopher Bell Wins Inaugural Bob Hampshire Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park Sunday, May 27, 2018 WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (May 27, 2018) - Norman, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell put fans on their feet on Sunday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park, utilizing the top and bottom grooves around the high-banked, 1/3-mile oval to master traffic ...

Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold)
Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder)
Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Rain)
Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)
Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, May 18 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA (Cory Eliason, Selma, CA)
Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA (Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL)
Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Tue, June 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO
Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO
Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Wed, June 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO
Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO
Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO
Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, July 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA
Thurs, July 26 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA
Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars
Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA
Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars
Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars
Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO
Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”
Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic
Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)
Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover”
Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO
Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest”
Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA
Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 1 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)
Sun, Sept 2 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)
Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial”
Sat, Sept 8 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial”
Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA
Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA
Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA
Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”
Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA
Fri, Oct 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Sat, Oct 6 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 20 – Dodge City (KS) Speedway WoO

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Brian Brown Wins Fourth of Year at Knoxville!
Clint Garner Dominates in 360 Feature Win; Eric Bridger Wire to Wire in 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 2, 2018) – Brian Brown survived lapped traffic and several cautions to win another thriller at Knoxville Raceway Saturday on McKay Insurance Agency/Nationwide Night. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver earned $4,000 for his win aboard the FVP/Casey’s General Stores #21. Daytime activities also saw the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction activities. Clint Garner earned his 36th career win and $2,000 in the 360 class, and Eric Bridger led wire to wire for his third 305 main event win of the season, and fifth in his career.

Before a lap could be completed in the 20-lap 410 feature, Allan Woods and Bob Weuve contacted at the end of the front straight. Woods was done, but no one was injured. Lynton Jeffrey led at the drop of the green, ahead of Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown, Austin McCarl and Terry McCarl.

Brown threw a slider and took second from Madsen on lap two. When Jeffrey approached lapped traffic on lap six, Brown shot by for the lead. Austin McCarl started to advance, grabbing third from Madsen on lap seven, and second from Jeffrey on lap nine. Justin Henderson entered the top five at that point and took fourth from Madsen at the halfway point.

Brown had a 2.1 second lead at that point, while a hectic battle took place for third between Jeffrey, Madsen, Henderson and Terry McCarl. Contact between Carson McCarl and Bob Weuve collected RJ Johnson, who got upside down at the flagstand with eight laps to go. He was uninjured. Henderson went to the work area at that point, surrendering fifth with issues with the right rear of the car.

Brown led Austin McCarl, Jeffrey, Madsen and Terry McCarl back to green. Madsen would jump from fourth to second, while Terry McCarl would move into fourth. A final caution for Rager Phillips didn’t change things up front. Brown won his 41st career feature here, ahead of Madsen, Austin McCarl, Terry McCarl and Brooke Tatnell. Tasker Phillips, Jeffrey, Matt Juhl, hard-charger Josh Schneiderman and Jamie Ball rounded out the top ten. Austin McCarl set quick time over the field, while Ball, Chris Martin and Brown won heats.

“Hat’s off to my whole crew, but Chad (Morgan), especially,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “We’ve been pretty good the last three or four weeks, so we tried something completely different from what we normally do. I wouldn’t say it’s better, but I wouldn’t say it’s worse. I was having a heck of a time late. I think a power steering line busted or something. I was going through tear-offs like they were going out of style and I could hardly hold the wheel. There’s some cowboys up in front. We needed to get our elbows up and get going. Tonight is a special night with the (National Sprint Car) Hall of Fame inductions. Those guys that went in today…if it’s not the stoutest class I’ve seen in some time, I don’t know what is.”

An incident slowed the start of the 18-lap 360 feature. Dylan Peterson got sideways in turn two and collected both Joe Beaver, who ended upside down, and Cody Ledger. Everyone was o.k., but only Ledger returned.

When the green fell, Ryan Giles led over Clint Garner, Matt Moro, Nate Van Haaften and Ryan Bickett. Giles would catch the inside berm in turn two on the second circuit and pull a wheelie. Garner would pounce on the opportunity and take the lead. Garner shot into lapped traffic on lap six and had a 2.1 second lead.

Skylar Gee moved into fourth on lap eight, while the leader had a 4.4 second lead with six to go. Gee would gain a podium spot by getting by Giles with six to go, but Garner had no peer up front. Moro would run second, ahead of Gee, Giles and Van Haaften. Hard-charger Sawyer Phillips, Bickett, Jason Martin, Ryan Roberts and Calvin Landis completed the top ten. Moro set quick time, while heat races were won by Tom Lenz, Gee and Martin.

“With 36 wins, you’d think you’d sit back in the trailer and know what to do,” said Garner in Victory Lane. “We were back there kicking around what gear to run and what tire pressure. I was pretty sure the top was going to win that race. It was definitely treacherous up there. The car was great and the engine was awesome. It’s a lot of fun to be up here and I’d like to thank everyone for coming out.”

Eric Bridger used a “0” point invert to lead wire to wire from the pole in the 15-lap 305 main event. Ryan Leavitt settled in behind him early, ahead of Devin Kline, Kelby Watt and Rob Kubli. Kubli took fourth early and battled with Kline for third, taking the spot in the middle stages of the race.

Bridger entered lapped traffic on lap ten and slowed a bit, allowing Leavitt to close in, but he found clean air again and pull away. Kline may have had the fastest car late. He used the low groove to move by Kubli for third with three to go, and threaded the needle to get under Leavitt for second coming to the checkers.

Bridger’s win came ahead of Kline, Leavitt, Kubli and Watt. Chasey Young, hard-charger Mike Mayberry, Matthew Stelzer, Joe Simbro and Evan Epperson rounded out the top ten. Bridger posted his sixth quick time of the year, while Jon Hughes and Epperson were heat race winners.

“(Lapped traffic) was horrible there,” said Bridger in Victory Lane. “I was just trying to hold on there. I had a pretty loose car. I didn’t screw up too bad. I thought I heard someone the whole time, but I was just hoping to see checkers there. It was a handful.”

Join us next week, Saturday, June 9, for Hy-Vee Night featuring the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Cars! The 360 and 305 sprint cars will also be in action! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com
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Knoxville Raceway: 32m: Ryan Leavitt wins his second career 305 feature at Knoxville Raceway! more: Knoxville Raceway: 2h: Brian Brown earned his 16th career victory in the 360 class at Knoxville by starting from the fouth row and clawng his way to the front in an impressive victory!

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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 15.966; 2. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (5), 15.968; 3. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (20), 16.015; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (6), 16.070; 5. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.111; 6. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (25), 16.232; 7. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (8), 16.239; 8. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (11), 16.244; 9. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (15), 16.266; 10. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (24), 16.353; 11. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (7), 16.371; 12. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (21), 16.382; 13. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 16.466; 14. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (17), 16.487; 15. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (23), 16.552; 16. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.607; 17. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (9), 16.681; 18. 5T, Travis Philo, Waterville, OH (1), 16.685; 19. 28AU, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (10), 16.717; 20. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (22), 16.755; 21. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (16), 16.9; 22. 10, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (4), 16.952; 23. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (3), 16.960; 24. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (13), 17.842; 25. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (19), 18.392.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:23.2: 1. Jamie Ball (1); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 3. Austin McCarl (6); 4. Carson McCarl (2); 5. Brooke Tatnell (5); 6. Don Droud Jr. (8); 7. RJ Johnson (3); 8. Chase Wanner (9); 9. Allan Woods (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:23.1: 1. Chris Martin (1); 2. Kerry Madsen (6); 3. AJ Moeller (3); 4. Matt Juhl (4); 5. Josh Schneiderman (2); 6. Rager Phillips (5); 7. Bobby Mincer (8); 8. Dakota Hendrickson (7);

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.4: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Justin Henderson (4); 3. Tasker Phillips (2); 4. Terry McCarl (5); 5. Travis Philo (1); 6. Davey Heskin (3); 7. Glen Saville (7); 8. Bob Weuve (8)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Kerry Madsen (3); 3. Austin McCarl (2); 4. Terry McCarl (6); 5. Brooke Tatnell (5); 6. Tasker Phillips (13); 7. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 8. Matt Juhl (9); 9. Josh Schneiderman (17); 10. Jamie Ball (11); 11. Don Droud Jr. (19); 12. Chris Martin (12); 13. Glen Saville (20); 14. Davey Heskin (16); 15. Bobby Mincer (22); 16. Bob Weuve (24); 17. Travis Philo (18); 18. Chase Wanner (25); 19. Rager Phillips (8); 20. Justin Henderson (7); 21. AJ Moeller (10); 22. Carson McCarl (14); 23. RJ Johnson (15); 24. Dakota Hendrickson (21); 25. Allan Woods (23). Lap Leaders: Jeffrey 1-5, Brown 6-20. Hard-charger: Schneiderman.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (13), 16.966; 2. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (15), 16.972; 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (1), 17.002; 4. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (3), 17.029; 5. 17B, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD (12), 17.203; 6. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (9), 17.229; 7. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (16), 17.233; 8. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 17.258; 9. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (14), 17.261; 10. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (17), 17.281; 11. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (4), 17.296; 12. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (7), 17.364; 13. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (18), 17.385; 14. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (23), 17.398; 15. 36, Jason Martin, Liberal, KS (8), 17.418; 16. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (19), 17.431; 17. 03, Shayle Bade, Lincoln, NE (11), 17.44; 18. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (6), 17.466; 19. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (5), 17.466; 20. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (20), 17.58; 21. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (22), 17.651; 22. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (21), 17.677; 23. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (10), 18.008; 24. 12, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (24), 18.204; 25. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (25), 18.275

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:08.2: 1. Tom Lenz (1); 2. Ryan Roberts (4); 3. Matt Moro (6); 4. Ryan Giles (5); 5. McKenna Haase (3); 6. Joe Beaver (2); 7. Sawyer Phillips (7); 8. Brad Comegys (8); 9. Mitchell Alexander (9)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Skylar Gee (3); 2. Nate Van Haaften (6); 3. Shayle Bade (1); 4. Jack Dover (7); 5. Carson McCarl (4); 6. Ryan Bickett (5); 7. Calvin Landis (2); 8. Nathan Mills (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:07.2: 1. Jason Martin (2); 2. Clint Garner (6); 3. Dylan Peterson (3); 4. Mason Daniel (1); 5. Cody Ledger (7); 6. Cody Wehrle (4); 7. Christian Bowman (5); 8. Allan Woods (8)

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:47.3: 1. Clint Garner (2); 2. Matt Moro (3); 3. Skylar Gee (6); 4. Ryan Giles (1); 5. Nate Van Haaften (4); 6. Sawyer Phillips (21); 7. Ryan Bickett (7); 8. Jason Martin (9); 9. Ryan Roberts (5); 10. Calvin Landis (19); 11. Shayle Bade (15); 12. Cody Ledger (20); 13. Mason Daniel (16); 14. Cody Wehrle (14); 15. Christian Bowman (11); 16. McKenna Haase (13); 17. Jack Dover (18); 18. Allan Woods (24); 19. Tom Lenz (10); 20. Nathan Mills (23); 21. Mitchell Alexander (25); 22. Brad Comegys (22); 23. Carson McCarl (8); 24. Dylan Peterson (12); 25. Joe Beaver (17). Lap Leaders: Giles 1, Garner 2-18. Hard-charger: S. Phillips.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (5), 17.066; 2. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.451; 3. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (12), 17.674; 4. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (2), 17.799; 5. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (11), 17.816; 6. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (8), 17.861; 7. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.934; 8. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (16), 17.975; 9. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (3), 18.113; 10. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (1), 18.128; 11. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (4), 18.173; 12. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (17), 18.206; 13. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (10), 18.344; 14. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (13), 18.484; 15. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (7), 18.560; 16. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (6), 18.599; 17. 11, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (14), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:56.1: 1. Jon Hughes (1); 2. Ryan Leavitt (3); 3. Eric Bridger (6); 4. Joe Simbro (2); 5. Jayce Jenkins (4); 6. Chase Young (5); 7. Mike Mayberry (7); 8. Dan Henning (8); 9. Frank Rodgers III (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:55.7: 1. Evan Epperson (1); 2. Rob Kubli (2); 3. Kelby Watt (4); 4. Matthew Stelzer (7); 5. Devin Kline (6); 6. Josh Jones (3); 7. Mike Ayers (5); 8. Casey Greubel (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:59.1: 1. Eric Bridger (1); 2. Devin Kline (2); 3. Ryan Leavitt (3); 4. Rob Kubli (8); 5. Kelby Watt (4); 6. Chase Young (5); 7. Mike Mayberry (14); 8. Matthew Stelzer (13); 9. Joe Simbro (11); 10. Evan Epperson (9); 11. Jayce Jenkins (6); 12. Josh Jones (12); 13. Jon Hughes (7); 14. Casey Greubel (16); 15. Mike Ayers (10); 16. Dan Henning (15); 17. Frank Rodgers III (17). Lap Leader: Bridger 1-15. Hard-charger: Mayberry.

 

 

Busy Week Ahead for Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101!

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(Bill W) May 28, 2018, Monroe, IA – Four point eligible events are on the docket this week for the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101! On Wednesday, the World of Outlaws make their first ever appearance at the Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Illinois. Illinois Sprintweek is in full swing for MOWA as well, as they will hit Macon Speedway on Thursday and Lincoln Speedway Friday. Saturday, Knoxville Raceway will be back in action.

Austin McCarl and Brian Brown have owned Knoxville Raceway thus far. Last Saturday night, Austin equaled Brown by winning his third feature of the year at “The Sprint Car Capital of the World.” Paul Nienhiser grabbed his first win of the season in the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Sunday night at Jacksonville Speedway in an Illinois Sprintweek MOWA stop.

McCarl’s victory saw him leap frog Brown in the standings. The rest of the top ten includes Brooke Tatnell, Davey Heskin, Justin Henderson, Kerry Madsen, Matt Juhl, Terry McCarl, Josh Schneiderman and Cory Eliason.

So far, there have been six winners in the ten races contested with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101!

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Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 237 (3)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 230 (3)

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 180

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 146

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 137

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 135

Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 116

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 100

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 85

Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 80 (1)

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 70

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 66

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 64

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 56

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 52

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 50 (1)

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 50 (1)

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 49

Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 48

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 46

Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 44

Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 35

Ryan Robinson, Foresthill, CA, 35

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 34

AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 32

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30

Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 30

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 30

Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 30

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 26

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25

Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 25

Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 24

Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 18

Nathan Charron, Hartsburg, IL, 18

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 18

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 16

Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 14

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 14

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 14

Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 12

Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 12

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 12

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 10

Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 10

Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 8

Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6

Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 4

Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 2

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 2

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Feature Wins:

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota (1)

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Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold)

Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder)

Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Rain)

Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)

Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)

Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Fri, May 18 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA (Cory Eliason, Selma, CA)

Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Wed, May 30 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO

Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO

Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Wed, June 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO

Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

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

Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, July 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Thurs, July 26 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars

Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars

Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”

Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)

Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover”

Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO

Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest”

Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Sept 1 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Sun, Sept 2 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial”

Sat, Sept 8 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial”

Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA

Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA

Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”

Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Fri, Oct 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA

Sat, Oct 6 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA

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Austin McCarl Breaks Brian Brown’s Streak at Knoxville!
Brown Charges to 360 Feature Win; Ryan Leavitt Wins in 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 26, 2018) – Austin McCarl won for the third time this season Saturday night, and broke Brian Brown’s bid for four consecutive victories here at the Knoxville Raceway. Brown made a late charge, but McCarl maneuvered through traffic to win $4,000 for the TKS Motorsports #2KS team. Brown recovered from a rough start to win an exciting 360 feature from his eighth starting spot. Ryan Leavitt used a good start to win his second career 305 main event.

Davey Heskin won the early battle with McCarl to take the early lead in the 20-lap 410 A main. Brooke Tatnell moved into the third spot on the second lap, and Brown followed him into fourth on lap three. Heskin used the low side, but missed his spot a bit on lap four, and McCarl cruised by into the lead.

Five laps in, Scott Bogucki spun to the inside of turn two to bring out the caution. McCarl led Heskin, Tatnell, Brown and Kerry Madsen back to the green. On lap seven, Heskin and Tatnell made contact in turn two, opening the door for Brown and Madsen to move into third and fourth. On lap eight, Brown would ride around Heskin for the second spot.

McCarl entered lapped traffic on lap eleven. Kerry Madsen won a fierce battle with Heskin for third on lap thirteen. Meanwhile, Brown seemed determined to take his fourth win in a row here as he slowly reeled McCarl in. McCarl maneuvered well, but on the white flag lap, a lapped car almost got sideways in front of him, slowing his progress.

He was able to hold his lead, winning by six-tenths of a second over Brown, Kerry Madsen, Ian Madsen and Tatnell. Heskin, Justin Henderson, Matt Juhl, Mark Dobmeier and Hard-charger Josh Schneiderman. Ian Madsen set quick time over the 29-car field and also won his heat race. Brown and Heskin were also heat winners.

“(Brown) is obviously one of the baddest hombres here and one of the best to ever drive here,” said McCarl in Victory Lane. “I definitely saw him (late), but traffic was so hairy. That was by far the most treacherous cushion I have run by far here. Traffic got insane, and I saw the white flag and traffic really got insane in one and two. My hat goes off to my team. Troy (Renfro) and I are really clicking now, and hopefully, come August, we’ll have something for these guys.”

Matt Juhl led early in an 18-lap 360 thriller. Robbie Price, Matt Moro, Clint Garner and Jon Agan settled in behind him, while a trip over the cushion and almost into the wall saw Brian Brown lose several spots from his eighth place starting position.

Garner jetted from fourth to second on the second lap, while Brown rebounded to get back into the top five. Brown would take fourth on lap four, before Christian Bowman spun in turn one while running seventh. Juhl led Garner, Moro, Brown and Agan back to green on the race’s only restart.

Brown worked by Moro to take third on lap six, and did the same to take second from Garner on lap eight. Juhl entered lapped traffic on lap ten with Brown in hot pursuit. Brown was gaining, but Juhl had other issues when his car slowed on the back chute on lap 13.

Brown would go on to pull away for his sixteenth career 360 win here worth $1,500. Garner was second, ahead of Moro, Nate Van Haaften and hard-charger Sawyer Phillips. Agan, Price, Thomas Kennedy, Dylan Peterson and Joe Beaver completed the top ten. Van Haaften posted quick time, while Ball, Brown and Agan were heat race winners.

“It was a taller cushion and I got off the gas (on the start in turn one),” said Brown in Victory Lane. “It made it a little bit harder. This 360 class at Knoxville…there are no slouches here. We’ve had an issue with our (360) car the last month or so, so we decided to run it here tonight and it did well. It’s Memorial Day weekend, and without the soldiers past and present that have given…we wouldn’t be here now.”

Ryan Leavitt got a good start from outside row two to lead the 15-lap 305 feature early over Josh Jones, Matthew Stelzer, Eric Bridger and Devin Kline. Stelzer passed Jones for second on lap three, while Kline moved into fourth. Kline would then take third on lap four, while Bridger passed for fourth on lap six.

Meanwhile, up front, Leavitt was cruising into lapped traffic by lap eight with a four and a half second lead. Kline was the driver on the move the last half of the race after starting in row four. He used the low side to pass Stelzer with six to go. Dan Henning stopped in turn four to bring the yellow flag on lap ten.

Leavitt led Kline, Stelzer, Bridger and Kevin Hetrick back to green. Leavitt entered turn one high with two to go, and Kline shot under him to take the lead on the backstretch. However, Dallas Mendenhall came to a stop in turn four at the same time, negating the pass.

Leavitt learned his lesson and kept it low the final two laps to win his second career feature here ahead of Kline, Stelzer, Bridger and Mike Mayberry. Mike Ayers, Jones, Hetrick, Chase Young and Casey Greubel rounded out the top ten. Bridger set quick time for the fourth time this season, while Rob Kubli and Kline won heats.

“I saw Devin there,” said Leavitt in Victory Lane. “I know he’s a tough competitor. He kind of showed me that bottom line down in one and two (before the last caution). I wanted to make sure I blocked him down there. I want to thank everyone who makes this possible for us, and thank you fans for coming out and supporting us.”

Join us next week, Saturday, June 2, for McKay Insurance Agency/Nationwide Night for the Knoxville Championship Cup Series 410, 360 (also including the Nebraska 360 Series) and 305 sprint cars! It will also be National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction weekend. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com
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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (14), 15.869; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (3), 15.905; 3. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (1), 15.940; 4. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (25), 16.084; 5. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (24), 16.138; 6. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (8), 16.141; 7. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (19), 16.188; 8. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (5), 16.204; 9. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 16.212; 10. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (11), 16.237; 11. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (13), 16.242; 12. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (27), 16.287; 13. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (28), 16.297; 14. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (21), 16.322; 15. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (4), 16.352; 16. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (12), 16.450; 17. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.478; 18. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (7), 16.534; 19. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 16.575; 20. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (15), 16.765; 21. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (23), 16.778; 22. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (10), 16.916; 23. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (6), 17.013; 24. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (17), 17.077; 25. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (29), 17.090; 26. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (16), 17.424; 27. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (9), NT; 28. 10, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (22), NT; 29. 66M, Max Grogan, Basehor, KS (26), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:19.4: 1. Ian Madsen (4); 2. Mark Dobmeier (1); 3. Kerry Madsen (5); 4. Scott Bogucki (6); 5. Tasker Phillips (7); 6. AJ Moeller (2); 7. Bobby Mincer (8); 8. Josh Schneiderman (3) DNS – RJ Johnson, Chris Walraven

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.0: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Terry McCarl (2); 3. Justin Henderson (4); 4. Matt Juhl (5); 5. Jamie Ball (3); 6. Rager Phillips (1); 7. Glen Saville (8); 8. Dakota Hendrickson (7); 9. Chase Wanner (9) DNS – Max Grogan

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:21.1: 1. Davey Heskin (3); 2. Austin McCarl (4); 3. Carson McCarl (1); 4. Brooke Tatnell (6); 5. Hunter Schuerenberg (2); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 7. Chris Martin (7); 8. Bob Weuve (8) DNS – Skylar Prochaska

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Austin McCarl (3); 2. Brian Brown (7); 3. Kerry Madsen (6); 4. Ian Madsen (8); 5. Brooke Tatnell (5); 6. Davey Heskin (1); 7. Justin Henderson (2); 8. Matt Juhl (4); 9. Mark Dobmeier (12); 10. Josh Schneiderman (16); 11. Terry McCarl (11); 12. Lynton Jeffrey (9); 13. AJ Moeller (10); 14. Jamie Ball (13); 15. Tasker Phillips (17); 16. Carson McCarl (14); 17. Chris Martin (20); 18. Hunter Schuerenberg (15); 19. Glen Saville (22); 20. Rager Phillips (19); 21. Bobby Mincer (23); 22. Chase Wanner (25); 23. Bob Weuve (24); 24. Scott Bogucki (18); 25. Dakota Hendrickson (21) DNS – RJ Johnson, Skylar Prochaska, Chris Walraven, Max Grogan. Lap Leaders: Heskin 1-3, A. McCarl 4-20. Hard-charger: Schneiderman.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (8), 16.804; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (5), 16.853; 3. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (21), 16.855; 4. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (15), 16.871; 5. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (16), 16.881; 6. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (18), 16.939; 7. 21P, Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, BC, Can. (10), 16.950; 8. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (27), 17.044; 9. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (26), 17.052; 10. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (2), 17.059; 11. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (22), 17.068; 12. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (3), 17.079; 13. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (24), 17.084; 14. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (7), 17.188; 15. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (6), 17.192; 16. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (17), 17.245; 17. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (23), 17.258; 18. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (13), 17.292; 19. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (9), 17.310; 20. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (20), 17.329; 21. 6, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (4), 17.354; 22. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (25), 17.390; 23. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (14), 17.437; 24. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (19), 17.491; 25. 28AU, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (11), 18.002; 26. 81, Tanner Gebhart, Burlington, IA (12), 18.293; 27. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (1), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.7: 1. Jamie Ball (2); 2. Nate Van Haaften (4); 3. Ryan Roberts (3); 4. Clint Garner (5); 5. Robbie Price (6); 6. Dylan Peterson (7); 7. Brad Comegys (1); 8. Allan Woods (9); 9. Nathan Mills (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:04.1: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Matt Juhl (3); 3. Cody Wehrle (1); 4. Sawyer Phillips (2); 5. Ryan Giles (4); 6. Matt Moro (5); 7. Mason Daniel (7); 8. Tom Lenz (8); 9. Tanner Gebhart (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:05.1: 1. Jon Agan (5); 2. Skylar Gee (1); 3. Thomas Kennedy (3); 4. Joe Beaver (2); 5. Calvin Landis (4); 6. Tony Shilling (7); 7. Christian Bowman (6); 8. McKenna Haase (8) DNS – Tyler Groenendyk

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (8); 2. Clint Garner (5); 3. Matt Moro (3); 4. Nate Van Haaften (7); 5. Sawyer Phillips (15); 6. Jon Agan (6); 7. Robbie Price (1); 8. Thomas Kennedy (13); 9. Dylan Peterson (19); 10. Joe Beaver (17); 11. Skylar Gee (14); 12. Ryan Giles (11); 13. Cody Wehrle (16); 14. Ryan Roberts (9); 15. Jamie Ball (10); 16. Calvin Landis (12); 17. McKenna Haase (23); 18. Mason Daniel (21); 19. Christian Bowman (4); 20. Nathan Mills (24); 21. Allan Woods (25); 22. Tanner Gebhart (26); 23. Brad Comegys (18); 24. Tom Lenz (22); 25. Tony Shilling (20); 26. Matt Juhl (2) DNS – Tyler Groenendyk. Lap Leaders: Juhl 1-12, Brown 13-18. Hard-charger: Phillips.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (9), 17.710; 2. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (1), 17.785; 3. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.796; 4. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (13), 17.842; 5. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (4), 17.897; 6. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (2), 17.903; 7. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (12), 18.011; 8. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (17), 18.044; 9. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (11), 18.083; 10. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (6), 18.158; 11. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (7), 18.288; 12. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (16), 18.295; 13. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (18), 18.307; 14. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (15), 18.322; 15. 48D, Dallas Mendenhall, Unionville, MO (3), 18.409; 16. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (5), 18.762; 17. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (14), 18.765; 18. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (8), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.8: 1. Rob Kubli (1); 2. Mike Mayberry (3); 3. Jayce Jenkins (2); 4. Josh Jones (5); 5. Eric Bridger (6); 6. Chase Young (4); 7. Mike Ayers (7); 8. Jon Hughes (9); 9. Dallas Mendenhall (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.3: 1. Devin Kline (1); 2. Matthew Stelzer (3); 3. Evan Epperson (2); 4. Ryan Leavitt (5); 5. Kevin Hetrick (6); 6. Joe Simbro (4); 7. Chris Horton (7); 8. Casey Greubel (9); 9. Dan Henning (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Ryan Leavitt (4); 2. Devin Kline (7); 3. Matthew Stelzer (6); 4. Eric Bridger (1); 5. Mike Mayberry (5); 6. Mike Ayers (11); 7. Josh Jones (2); 8. Kevin Hetrick (3); 9. Chase Young (10); 10. Casey Greubel (15); 11. Joe Simbro (12); 12. Jon Hughes (13); 13. Evan Epperson (9); 14. Dallas Mendenhall (16); 15. Jayce Jenkins (8); 16. Chris Horton (14); 17. Dan Henning (17) DNS – Rob Kubli. Lap Leader: Leavitt 1-15. Hard-charger: Kline.

 

 

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(Bill W) May 22, 2018, Monroe, IA – Cory Eliason put himself in the winners’ column with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101 last Friday night with his $5,000 score at the Great Lakes Shootout at Minnesota’s Jackson Motorplex. Brian Brown made is three wins in a row Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway. Brian also finished second on Friday at Jackson, putting him a slim three points ahead of Austin McCarl in the point standings.

The All Star/IRA showdown at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin scheduled for Sunday was postponed until July’s now four-race All Star Midwestern swing that will now include Angell Park, Jackson, Knoxville and 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.

This weekend, point eligible races include Knoxville Raceway in Iowa on Saturday and the MOWA event Sunday night at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois!

Brown leads the current top ten in the standings ahead of Austin McCarl, Brooke Tatnell, Davey Heskin, Justin Henderson, Matt Juhl, Kerry Madsen, Terry McCarl, Cory Eliason and Josh Schneiderman.

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Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

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

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 190 (3)

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 187 (2)

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 155

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 126

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 119

Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 100

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 100

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 90

Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 80 (1)

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 73

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 66

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 64

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 56

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 50 (1)

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 50

Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 48

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 46

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

Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 35

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 35

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 30

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 26

AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 26

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25

Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 20

Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 20

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 18

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16

Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 14

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 14

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 14

Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 12

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 12

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 10

Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 10

Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 8

Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6

Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 4

Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 2

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Feature Wins:

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota (1)

Tentative 2018 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com

Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold)

Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder)

Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Rain)

Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)

Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)

Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Fri, May 18 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA (Cory Eliason, Selma, CA)

Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Wed, May 30 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO

Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO

Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Wed, June 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO

Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

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

Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, July 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Thurs, July 26 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars

Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars

Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”

Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)

Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover”

Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO

Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest”

Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Sept 1 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Sun, Sept 2 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial”

Sat, Sept 8 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial”

Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA

Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA

Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”

Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Fri, Oct 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA

Sat, Oct 6 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA

Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

Sat, Oct 20 – Dodge City (KS) Speedway WoO

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Brian Brown Three-Peats at Knoxville Raceway!
Clint Garner Wins Another 360 Feature; Matthew Stelzer Dominates in 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 19, 2018) – Brian Brown won his third straight 410 feature Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. Brian was the last driver to claim three straight features at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World” (2014) and will attempt to become the first driver to win four straight since 1996 (Danny Lasoski) next weekend. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver earned $4,000 for his 40th win at Knoxville aboard his Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21. Clint Garner gained his 35th win in the 360 class, while Matthew Stelzer earned his seventh career victory in the 305 class.

Before a lap could be completed in the 410 feature, Lynton Jeffrey spun. Once green, Brian Brown led Kerry Madsen, AJ Moeller, Matt Juhl and Cory Eliason. The ninth place car of Carson McCarl would spin at the bottom of turn four bringing caution.

Juhl gained third from Moeller on lap four, while Austin McCarl climbed into the top five on the same circuit. Austin continued his climb to fourth on the next lap. Brown entered lapped traffic on lap nine with Madsen in tow. At the halfway point, the point leader heading into the night, Brooke Tatnell, pulled off with mechanical issues, ending a top ten charge.

Brown carved through traffic with Madsen in pursuit. Juhl ran a strong third until his mount went up in smoke with two to go. Brown went on to the wire to wire win ahead of Madsen, Austin McCarl, Eliason and hard-charger Davey Heskin. Moeller, Josh Schneiderman, Hunter Schuerenberg, Scott Bogucki and Rager Phillips rounded out the top ten. Brown set quick time over the field, while Carson McCarl, Schneiderman and Juhl won heat races. Tasker Phillips and Justin Henderson tangled in their heat race, and both were done for the night, but uninjured.

“I knew with Kerry starting there (outside row one), it was going to be tough,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “He’s a world class racecar driver…probably top five in the world. When you’re next to him, you know you better go all you can go. I didn’t really know where I should be on the track. I watched Clint (Garner) in his A and he was running the bottom pretty good. I wasn’t really comfortable down there…I like to run the fence, but you’re not going to win (Knoxville) Nationals that way. You’ve got to be able to move around and I need to do a better job of searching. When you have Kerry chasing you, you have to run as hard as you can.”

Clint Garner, like Brown, benefited from an invert pill draw of “0”, and led start to finish from the pole. Ryan Giles chased him early ahead of Calvin Landis, Jamie Ball and Sawyer Phillips. Nate Van Haaften would move into the top five by lap six. On lap seven, Joe Beaver would make contact with the turn four wall and slow, bringing the caution flag.

Garner led Giles, Landis, Ball and Van Haaften back to green. Ball would gain third on the restart, and only the top three would pass the flagstand before the yellow came again for Tom Lenz and Cody Wehrle.

Garner took off again. Behind him Phillips moved from sixth to fourth by lap eleven. Garner was into lapped traffic with two to go, but there was no stopping him. Ball would get upside down on the final lap, erasing a strong third place run. Garner was followed by Giles, Phillips, Landis and Lee Grosz. Van Haaften, Jon Agan, Matt Moro, McKenna Haase and Paul Nienhiser completed the top ten. Giles set quick time, while Van Haaften, Nienhiser and Garner won heats.

“The track was really nice,” said Garner in Victory Lane. “For a little rain coming through this afternoon, we were wondering if we’d even race. The track and everybody here did a great job to push through.”

Rookie 305 driver Jayce Jenkins got upside down to start the 15-lap 305 main event. He was uninjured. When the green fell, the feature went non-stop and Matthew Stelzer had no peer. Mike Mayberry was the prime mover behind him, climbing from eighth to fourth by lap five. Stelzer’s lead at the halfway point was 3.2 seconds. He entered lapped traffic on the tenth circuit, but would pull away to a 5.4 second win.

Following Stelzer were Chris Horton, who finished a career-best second, Kevin Hetrick, who won the battle for third over Mayberry, and Josh Jones. Ryan Leavitt, Eric Bridger, Rob Kubli, Devin Kline and Evan Epperson rounded out the top ten. Bridger set quick time, while Stelzer and Joe Simbro won heats.

“We have this thing dialed in in heats and features, but we need to come a long ways in time trials,” said Stelzer in Victory Lane. “You usually start in the front row if you qualify badly and they pull a (six) invert. When you start up front, you can’t let it slip away, and we didn’t tonight. The guys work their tails off.”

A $100 gift certificate to Jocko’s Auto Parts was awarded by the Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) to a driver in each class by draw: Josh Schneiderman in the 410’s, Scottie McDonald in the 360’s, and Matthew Stelzer in the 305’s.

A two-week contest honoring area colleges charities went to the University of Missouri and “Rally for Rhyan.” As a result, the Missouri flag will fly at Knoxville the rest of the year. Over $3,300 was raised for charities of Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, Drake University and Missouri.

Join us next week, Saturday, May 26, for Slideways Karting Center Night featuring the 410, 360 and 305 sprint cars! Military Personnel (Active and Retired) receive FREE admission with Military ID! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!
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Knoxville Raceway: 10h: Brian Brown wins his 39th career feature at Knoxville Raceway on Vermeer Corporation Night! Also a scary crash at the start but all drivers were OK!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (11), 15.559; 2. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (6), 15.639; 3. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (15), 15.657; 4. 83X, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (23), 15.769; 5. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (12), 15.775; 6. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (7), 15.848; 7. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (10), 15.850; 8. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 15.859; 9. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (17), 15.899; 10. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (24), 15.912; 11. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 15.982; 12. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (4), 16.010; 13. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (13), 16.016; 14. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (22), 16.037; 15. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (3), 16.107; 16. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (19), 16.141; 17. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (1), 16.236; 18. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.250; 19. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (2), 16.253; 20. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (14), 16.254; 21. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (25), 16.306; 22. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (5), 16.507; 23. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (8), 16.860; 24. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (21), 16.899; 25. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (16), 17.240.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.3: 1. Carson McCarl (1); 2. Davey Heskin (2); 3. Brian Brown (6); 4. Brooke Tatnell (3); 5. Cory Eliason (5); 6. Hunter Schuerenberg (4); 7. Dakota Hendrickson (7); 8. Glen Saville (8); 9. Bob Weuve (9)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.9: 1. Josh Schneiderman (2); 2. Bobby Mincer (1); 3. Austin McCarl (4); 4. Rager Phillips (3); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 6. AJ Moeller (6); 7. RJ Johnson (7); 8. Chase Wanner (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Matt Juhl (4); 2. Kerry Madsen (6); 3. Scott Bogucki (2); 4. Jamie Ball (1); 5. Chris Martin (7); 6. Terry McCarl (8); 7. Tasker Phillips (3); 8. Justin Henderson (5)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. Kerry Madsen (2); 3. Austin McCarl (7); 4. Cory Eliason (5); 5. Davey Heskin (11); 6. AJ Moeller (4); 7. Josh Schneiderman (8); 8. Hunter Schuerenberg (9); 9. Scott Bogucki (15); 10. Rager Phillips (13); 11. Bobby Mincer (14); 12. RJ Johnson (18); 13. Carson McCarl (12); 14. Glen Saville (19); 15. Dakota Hendrickson (17); 16. Chase Wanner (20); 17. Bob Weuve (21); 18. Matt Juhl (3); 19. Chris Martin (16); 20. Brooke Tatnell (10); 21. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 22. Terry McCarl (22); 23. Jamie Ball (23) DNS – Justin Henderson, Tasker Phillips. Lap Leader: Brown 1-20. Hard-charger: Heskin. KRCO $100 Gift Certificate to Jocko’s: Schneiderman.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (11), 16.589; 2. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.598; 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (21), 16.612; 4. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (13), 16.656; 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.683; 6. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (20), 16.823; 7. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (1), 16.849; 8. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (16), 16.870; 9. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (19), 16.886; 10. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (8), 16.902; 11. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (3), 16.913; 12. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (5), 16.915; 13. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (15), 16.922; 14. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (22), 17.021; 15. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (6), 17.046; 16. 33M, Mason Daniel, Visalia, CA (18), 17.075; 17. 19X, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (12), 17.120; 18. 88, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX (10), 17.132; 19. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (2), 17.196; 20. 1B, Jason Martin, Liberal, KS (7), 17.213; 21. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (17), 17.238; 22. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.260.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.2: 1. Nate Van Haaften (2); 2. Mason Daniel (1); 3. Ryan Giles (6); 4. Christian Bowman (4); 5. Sawyer Phillips (5); 6. Cody Wehrle (3); 7. Joe Beaver (8); 8. Mitchell Alexander (7)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.9: 1. Paul Nienhiser (1); 2. Jon Agan (2); 3. Lee Grosz (4); 4. Matt Moro (3); 5. Jamie Ball (5); 6. Calvin Landis (6); 7. Jason Martin (7)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (6); 2. Scottie McDonald (1); 3. Tyler Groenendyk (2); 4. McKenna Haase (3); 5. Tom Lenz (5); 6. Nathan Mills (4); 7. Brad Comegys (7)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (1); 2. Ryan Giles (2); 3. Sawyer Phillips (4); 4. Calvin Landis (3); 5. Lee Grosz (6); 6. Nate Van Haaften (9); 7. Jon Agan (10); 8. Matt Moro (12); 9. McKenna Haase (15); 10. Paul Nienhiser (11); 11. Jason Martin (19); 12. Mason Daniel (13); 13. Jamie Ball (5); 14. Christian Bowman (7); 15. Brad Comegys (20); 16. Scottie McDonald (17); 17. Tom Lenz (8); 18. Cody Wehrle (18); 19. Tyler Groenendyk (16); 20. Joe Beaver (22); 21. Mitchell Alexander (21) DNS – Nathan Mills. Lap Leader: Garner 1-18. Hard-charger: Martin. KRCO $100 Gift Certificate to Jocko’s: McDonald.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (5), 17.323; 2. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.598; 3. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (14), 17.708; 4. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (10), 17.735; 5. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.867; 6. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (16), 17.873; 7. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (8), 17.941; 8. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (11), 17.950; 9. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (6), 17.952; 10. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (3), 18.003; 11. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (13), 18.011; 12. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (12), 18.058; 13. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (2), 18.157; 14. 48D, Dallas Mendenhall, Unionville, MO (17), 18.161; 15. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (15), 18.389; 16. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (4), 18.403; 17. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (1), 18.622

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.5: 1. Matthew Stelzer (1); 2. Josh Jones (4); 3. Evan Epperson (2); 4. Mike Mayberry (3); 5. Kevin Hetrick (5); 6. Eric Bridger (6); 7. Chase Young (7); 8. Jon Hughes (9); 9. Mike Ayers (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.0: 1. Joe Simbro (1); 2. Ryan Leavitt (6); 3. Rob Kubli (2); 4. Chris Horton (4); 5. Devin Kline (3); 6. Jayce Jenkins (5); 7. Dallas Mendenhall (7); 8. Dan Henning (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:33.2: 1. Matthew Stelzer (1); 2. Chris Horton (2); 3. Kevin Hetrick (3); 4. Mike Mayberry (8); 5. Josh Jones (5); 6. Ryan Leavitt (6); 7. Eric Bridger (4); 8. Rob Kubli (11); 9. Devin Kline (12); 10. Evan Epperson (9); 11. Dallas Mendenhall (14); 12. Joe Simbro (10); 13. Chase Young (13); 14. Mike Ayers (17); 15. Dan Henning (15); 16. Jon Hughes (16); 17. Jayce Jenkins (7). Lap Leader: Stelzer 1-15. Hard-charger: Mayberry. KRCO $100 Gift Certificate to Jocko’s: Stelzer.

 

 

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5/18/18

Jackson Motorplex

Jackson, MN

Great Lakes Shootout

23 410’s

5 Non-wing NSL 360’s

21 305’s

410’s

Chad Kemenah (14th car out to time) set the new standard at the newly re-configured 4/10-mile oval at 13.198 seconds. Justin Henderson (16th car out) was second quick, followed by Kerry Madsen (21st), Matt Juhl (4th), Austin McCarl (10th), Lynton Jeffrey (20th), Brian Brown (19th), Parker Price-Miller (5th), Carson McCarl (1st) and Thomas Kennedy (13th). Eric Schulz and Kevin Ingle did not get a time in. The newly shaped track saw turns three and four pulled in. The result is shorter straights and sweeping corners. Tonight, the track was rather heavy to start with, but lent to good racing come feature time, and no intermissions for track prep issues.

Heat one (started): 1. Scott Winters 23w (1) 2. Brown 21 (4) 3. Kemenah 10H (6) 4. Travis Whitney 16 (2) 5. Kennedy 21K (3) 6. Juhl 09 (5) 7. Kevin Ingle 2K (8) 8. Colin Smith o5 (7)

Winters led Whitney, Brown and Kemenah early in the 10-lapper. Brown snagged second using the low side to get by Whiteny on lap two. Kemenah followed a lap later.

Heat two (started): 1. RJ Johnson 19 (1) 2. Price-Miller 4 (4) 3. Tasker Phillips 7w (2) 4. Henderson 83x (6) 5. A. McCarl 2KS (5) 6. Skylar Prochaska 35 (3) 7. Jordan Martens 13JM (7) DNS – Eric Schulz 4x

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

Heat three (started): 1. Cory Eliason 83 (3) 2. Chris Martin 44 (2) 3. Madsen 2 (6) 4. Alan Gilbertson 97 (1) 5. C. McCarl 7 (4) 6. Jeffrey 12 (5) 7. Tori Knutson 14K (7)

Eliason dominated this one. Behind him, Martin passed Gilbertson for second at the halfway point. Madsen followed him a lap later.

A main (started): 1. Eliason (1) 2. Brown (3) 3. Kemenah (6) 4. Henderson (4) 5. Madsen (5) 6. A. McCarl (7) 7. Juhl (8) 8. Phillips (14) 9. Jeffrey (11) 10. Winters (9) 11. Martin (12) 12. C. McCarl (13) 13. RJ Johnson (10) 14. Prochaska (17) 15. Gilbertson (18) 16. Smith (19) 17. Knutson (21) 18. Kennedy (15) 19. Whitney (16) 20. Price-Miller (2) 21. Martens (20) 22. Schulz (22) DNS – Ingle

Eliason led Price-Miller, Brown and Henderson early in the 30-lapper. Two laps in, Price-Miller stopped and was done with expected electrical problems ending his second place run. Eliason led Brown, Henderson, Kemenah and Madsen back to green. The lineup was the same after a lap three Winters spin brought yellow. Kemenah used the low side to gain third from Henderson on the restart. Five laps in, contact between Phillips and Whitney saw the latter get into the wall and off on the hook. Eliason pulled away again, but a great battle developed between Kemenah and Brown for second. Both held the spot, before Brown gained it back for good on lap nine. Eliason entered lapped traffic on lap eleven. Brown was good in traffic and started gaining on the leader. A good race was developing when Kennedy spun with twelve laps to go. Henderson had gained third from Kemenah, but Chad would grab it back on this restart. Eliason was back in traffic with six laps to go, and Brown was gaining again. He briefly took the lead on lap 27, but Eliason shot back by and found clean air the last two laps to pull away for the $5,000 win.

NSL Non-wing 360’s

Heat (started): 1. Clinton Bruns 7 (2) 2. Alex Schriever 0 (1) 3. Brandon Stevenson 0x (3) 4. Andy Anderson 17A (4) DNS – Brandon Halverson 13MJ

Halverson didn’t start after suffering brake issues in hot laps. Bruns led the distance in an entertaining 6-lap heat that saw Stevenson and Schriever exchange second several times, including the last lap. Anderson spun and exited on lap three.

A main (started): 1. Halverson (5) 2. Schriever (2) 3. Stevenson (3) 4. Bruns (1) 5. Anderson (4)

Bruns led the 12-lapper early over Stevenson and Halverson. Halverson grabbed second on lap two. Schriever would gain third on the next lap, but Stevenson would regain the spot in some great racing the next time around. Halverson pounded the cushion to take the lead from Bruns on the fifth lap. Schriever would grab second on lap seven, and Stevenson would take third on lap 9. The lead four were still in the same zip code as Halverson took the checkers.

305’s

Heat one (started): 1. Colin Smith o5 (2) 2. Elliot Amdahl 51A (1) 3. Jacob Hughes 8 (3) 4. Trevor Serbus 10 (6) 5. Brandon Allen 05x (4) 6. Keith Weber 9 (7) 7. Dalyn Cody 11 (5)

Amdahl led the 8-lapper early over Smith and Hughes. The fast track saw Smith shoot by on the low side on lap three.

Heat two (started): 1. Nate Eakin 4sn (3) 2. Bill Johnson 56 (5) 3. Kaleb Johnson 22 (2) 4. Jeremy Schultz 33s (7) 5. Chris Duffy 87 (4) 6. Dave Becker 7 (6) 7. Micah Slendy 8K (1)

Eakin led early over K. Johnson, B. Johnson and Becker. Slendy and Becker would both stop five laps in. Eakin led the restart over K. Johnson, B. Johnson, Schultz and Duffy. B. Johnson got a run on K. Johnson at the cone and took over second. Eakin led the rest of the way.

Heat three (started): 1. Brady Forbrook 5 (2) 2. Brandon Bosma 23 (3) 3. Jesse Lindberg 7L (4) 4. Jared Jansen 81 (6) 5. Shane Fick 7x (7) 6. Mike Stegenga 35 (1) 7. John Sullivan 7s (5)

A three-wide battle for the lead when the green dropped saw Forbrook emerge over Bosma and Stegenga. Lindberg would battle his way into third on the second lap.

A main (started): 1. Forbrook (2) 2. Hughes (4) 3. K. Johnson (1) 4. Amdahl (3) 5. Serbus (11) 6. Fick (15) 7. Smith (7) 8. Jansen (5) 9. Allen (13) 10. Bosma (6) 11. Stegenga (17) 12. Sullivan (14) 13. Eakin (9) 14. Schultz (8) 15. Duffy (10) 16. Weber (12) 17. Cody (16) DNS – B. Johnson, Lindberg, Becker, Slendy

Weber spun before a lap could be completed. Forbrook shot out to a lead before Cody flipped hard in turn three two laps in. Forbrook led Hughes, Amdahl, Smith and K. Johnson back to green. K. Johnson would move up to fourth on lap four. Bosma would move into fifth on lap six. Forbrook was into lapped traffic by lap nine, but two laps later, Schultz stopped, bringing the yellow. Eakin pulled off during the caution while running seventh. Bosma would spin out of fifth with seven to go, bringing the final slowdown. Forbrook pulled away each time to grab the win over Hughes. K. Johnson grabbed third with five to go. Fick was the hard-charger.

 

 

Brian Brown Goes Back to Back for $4,000 at Knoxville!
McKenna Haase First Female to Win 360 Feature; Eric Bridger Goes Back to Back in 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 12, 2018) – Brian Brown led from start to finish to claim his 39th career feature and second in a row here at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday. The win was worth $4,000 to the Grain Valley, Missouri driver. McKenna Haase shattered the 18-lap record in the 360 feature and became the first female to win a 360 sprint car feature at Knoxville. Eric Bridger used lapped traffic to take a late lead and win his second 305 main event in a row.

The 20-lap feature got off to a rough start. A chain reaction sent Bill Balog, Terry McCarl and Tasker Phillips into a wicked series of flips. Lynton Jeffrey was also involved, but made repairs during the open red period. McCarl walked away slowly and was taken to the hospital for observation.

Once the green flew, Brian Brown, shot out from the pole, ahead of AJ Moeller, Brooke Tatnell, Austin McCarl and Justin Henderson. Henderson was able to grab fourht on the second lap, while up front, some smoke emanated from Brown’s machine, casting doubt on the leader.

Brown’s mount proved to be fine, however, and he entered lapped traffic at the halfway point. With 14 laps complete, Moeller’s great second place run came to a close in turn three with rear-end issues.

Brown would lead the final six laps for his second straight win here ahead of Tatnell, Henderson, Austin McCarl and Josh Schneiderman. Matt Juhl, RJ Johnson, hard-charger Tony Stewart, Carson McCarl and Rager Phillips rounded out the top ten. Stewart had rebounded from a broken steering arm in his heat race. Brown set quick time, laying down a lap of 14.595 seconds. The lap was the ninth fastest recorded in history here, and the fastest since 2015. Dakota Hendrickson, RJ Johnson and Schneiderman were heat race winners.

“I want to make sure Terry is alright,” began Brown in Victory Lane. “He’s a long-time competitor here, and we go ‘tooth and nail’. Hopefully, he is o.k. first and foremost. I’d also like to wish all the mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day tomorrow. Everybody on the Casey’s General Stores/FVP team does and incredible job. Hat’s off to the Dunkin family for their track preparation and to Knoxville for having this race. They could have thrown in the towel pretty easily. The track’s been good all year long.”

McKenna Haase rocketed out from here pole position start to lead the 18-lap 360 feature early over Calvin Landis and Clint Garner. The fast track would see her hit lapped traffic on the eleventh circuit. She hesitated a bit, but got around the lappers of Cody Wehrle and Mitchell Alexander.

Once by them, she cruised to a win in an 18-lap record of 5:01.3 (breaking the five-year-old 5:09.0 mark of Joe Beaver). Haase, the first female to win a sprint car feature here in the 305’s (three times), has now added a popular 360 win to her resume. Landis was second, ahead of Garner, Ryan Giles and Christian Bowman. Hard-charger Matt Moro, Nate Van Haaften, Nathan Mills, Jon Agan and Sawyer Phillips completed the top ten. Bowman set quick time, while Van Haaften and Agan won the heats.

“I figured I had someone behind me,” said Haase of her bobble in traffic. “Sometimes those guys don’t know it’s the leader coming through and they start protecting a little bit. When you start on the pole, you obviously want to end up here. It’s still hard to believe! I’m still kind of in shock I guess. My goal is to win in all three classes!”

The 15-lap 305 main event was also a non-stop track record affair. It turned into a two-car battle. Kevin Hetrick led early from the pole, but Eric Bridger was there side by side for several laps. Bridger took the lead on lap three, before Hetrick slid under him in turn four and took the high line back.

Hetrick was cruising until he started hitting lapped traffic with four to go. On the fourteenth circuit, he slowed slightly behind a lapped marker and Bridger was able to pounce again for the lead. Ryan Leavitt followed him into second for good. Hetrick finished third, ahead of Matthew Stelzer and Devin Kline. Evan Epperson, Rob Kubli, Mike Mayberry, Jayce Jenkins and Chase Young rounded out the top ten. Bridger’s time of 4:25.0 was a new track record, eclipsing Mike Van Haaften’s six-year-old mark of 4:29.0. Leavitt set quick time, while Stelzer and Bridger were heat winners.

“I got in the lead there briefly, but Kevin cut me off on the racetrack,” said Bridger in Victory Lane. “That was his job. Lapped traffic happened, and we were able to time it perfectly. I saw the white and I knew it was my chance. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there.”

Join us next week, Saturday, May 19, for Pizza Hut/Knoxville Hospital & Clinics Night featuring the 410, 360 and 305 sprint cars! The Iowa vs. Iowa State Night for charity will be repeated one more week as well! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!
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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (5), 14.595; 2. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (12), 14.831; 3. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (8), 14.896; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (18), 14.931; 5. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (14), 14.956; 6. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (1), 14.965; 7. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (6), 14.981; 8. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (17), 15.004; 9. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (11), 15.013; 10. 14, Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN (13), 15.044; 11. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (7), 15.045; 12. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 15.055; 13. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (19), 15.057; 14. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 15.104; 15. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (3), 15.125; 16. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (4), 15.185; 17. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (10), 15.313; 18. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (16), 15.337; 19. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (20), 15.491; 20. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (15), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:03.1: 1. Dakota Hendrickson (1); 2. Matt Juhl (2); 3. Brooke Tatnell (5); 4. Brian Brown (6); 5. Justin Henderson (4); 6. Glen Saville (7); 7. Tony Stewart (3)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:04.0: 1. RJ Johnson (1); 2. Rager Phillips (2); 3. Austin McCarl (4); 4. AJ Moeller (6); 5. Bill Balog (5); 6. Davey Heskin (3)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:03.5: 1. Josh Schneiderman (2); 2. Terry McCarl (4); 3. Bobby Mincer (1); 4. Carson McCarl (3); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 6. Tasker Phillips (5)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. Brooke Tatnell (3); 3. Justin Henderson (8); 4. Austin McCarl (7); 5. Josh Schneiderman (10); 6. Matt Juhl (11); 7. RJ Johnson (14); 8. Tony Stewart (18); 9. Carson McCarl (15); 10. Rager Phillips (13); 11. Davey Heskin (16); 12. Bobby Mincer (17); 13. AJ Moeller (2); 14. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 15. Dakota Hendrickson (12); 16. Terry McCarl (5); 17. Bill Balog (6); 18. Tasker Phillips (9) DNS – Glen Saville, Bob Weuve. Lap Leader: Brown 1-20. Hard-charger: Stewart.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (3), 15.762; 2. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (2), 15.808; 3. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (12), 15.901; 4. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (13), 15.907; 5. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (15), 15.992; 6. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (5), 16.006; 7. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (4), 16.013; 8. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (17), 16.030; 9. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (16), 16.049; 10. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (8), 16.050; 11. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (10), 16.097; 12. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.133; 13. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (1), 16.136; 14. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (11), 16.146; 15. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (7), 16.201; 16. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.289; 17. 22, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (6), 16.435.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:54.7: 1. Nate Van Haaften (1); 2. Sawyer Phillips (2); 3. Ryan Giles (4); 4. Tyler Groenendyk (3); 5. Christian Bowman (6); 6. McKenna Haase (5); 7. Brad Comegys (8); 8. Joe Beaver (7); 9. Kaleb Johnson (9)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:53.5: 1. Jon Agan (1); 2. Tom Lenz (2); 3. Nathan Mills (4); 4. Clint Garner (5); 5. Matt Moro (3); 6. Calvin Landis (6); 7. Cody Wehrle (7); 8. Mitchell Alexander (8)

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:01.3 (NTR): 1. McKenna Haase (1); 2. Calvin Landis (2); 3. Clint Garner (4); 4. Ryan Giles (5); 5. Christian Bowman (6); 6. Matt Moro (12); 7. Nate Van Haaften (8); 8. Nathan Mills (3); 9. Jon Agan (11); 10. Sawyer Phillips (7); 11. Tom Lenz (10); 12. Joe Beaver (15); 13. Kaleb Johnson (17); 14. Brad Comegys (14); 15. Mitchell Alexander (16); 16. Cody Wehrle (13); 17. Tyler Groenendyk (9). Lap Leader: Haase 1-18. Hard-charger: Moro.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (10), 16.819; 2. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (14), 16.825; 3. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (8), 17.033; 4. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (11), 17.050; 5. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (12), 17.136; 6. 50, Mike Ayers, St. Charles, IA (4), 17.140; 7. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (9), 17.167; 8. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (13), 17.196; 9. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (2), 17.213; 10. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (6), 17.217; 11. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (15), 17.453; 12. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (1), 17.642; 13. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (3), 18.239; 14. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (5), 18.945; 15. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (7), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:44.6: 1. Matthew Stelzer (1); 2. Jayce Jenkins (2); 3. Ryan Leavitt (6); 4. Evan Epperson (3); 5. Chase Young (5); 6. Mike Mayberry (4); 7. Jon Hughes (7); 8. Josh Jones (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:44.3: 1. Eric Bridger (6); 2. Dan Henning (1); 3. Rob Kubli (2); 4. Devin Kline (3); 5. Kevin Hetrick (5); 6. Mike Ayers (4); 7. Joe Simbro (7)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:25.0 (NTR): 1. Eric Bridger (4); 2. Ryan Leavitt (3); 3. Kevin Hetrick (1); 4. Matthew Stelzer (6); 5. Devin Kline (9); 6. Evan Epperson (7); 7. Rob Kubli (10); 8. Mike Mayberry (8); 9. Jayce Jenkins (5); 10. Chase Young (2); 11. Mike Ayers (11); 12. Jon Hughes (13); 13. Dan Henning (12); 14. Joe Simbro (14) DNS – Josh Jones. Lap Leaders: Hetrick 1-2, Bridger 3, Hetrick 4-13, Bridger 14-15. Hard-charger: Kline.

 

 

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Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 115

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 102 (2)

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 91

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 90

Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 62

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 54

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

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 50 (1)

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 42

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 40

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 36

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 35

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 35

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 34

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 32

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 30

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25

Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 20

Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 20

Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 20

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 18

Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 18

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 14

Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 14

Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 12

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 10

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 10

Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 8

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 8

Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6

Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 6

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6

Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 2

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Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold)

Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder)

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Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)

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Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

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Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA

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Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”

Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

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Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)

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Lakeside Speedway

Kansas City, KS

ASCS

30 cars

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Mason Daniel 33m (3*) 2. Paul Nienhiser 9 (2*) 3. Wayne Johnson 2c (4*) 4. Jack Dover 81 (7*) 5. Skylar Gee 99 (5) 6. Miles Paulus 21P (8) 7. Matt Covington 95 (6) 8. Alex Hill 77x (1)

Eight lap heats took the top sixteen in passing points to the feature. Contact between Hill and W. Johnson on lap one, deterred both cars progress. Daniel stormed to the front, ahead of Covington and Nienhiser. W. Johnson battled back through the pack and grabbed fourth by the halfway point. Covington suffered driveline/engine issues while running second with two to go and retired. Daniel won going away.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Seth Bergman 23 (1*) 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (6*) 3. Terry McCarl 24 (2*) 4. Kyle Bellm 14K (4) 5. Evan Martin 4 (5) 6. Roger Crockett 11 (7) 7. Jamie Ball 5J (8) 8. Curtis Evans 1P (3)

Bergman won going away. McCarl was running second. Hafertepe passed Bellm for third on lap two, and then nipped McCarl at the line for second. Bellm crossed fourth, but lost his second motor in three nights.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Scott Bogucki 28 (1) 2. Harli White 17w (4*) 3. Chris Martin 44 (2*) 4. Wyatt Burks 11w (5*) 5. Robbie Price 21 (6) 6. JR Topper 92J (7) 7. Aidan Roosevans 6A (3)

Bogucki led flag to flag and pulled away. Burks was second early, ahead of White. White passed Burks for second on lap five. The track started drying out and the top gave way to the bottom for the final two heats.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Tony Stewart 14 (1*) 2. Logan Seavey 1 (3*) 3. Brian Brown 21B (4*) 4. Blake Hahn 52 (6*) 5. Johnny Herrera 45x (7*) 6. Ayrton Gennetten 3 (5) 7. Danny Thoman 27 (2)

Stewart left the rest behind in a mostly single-file affair.

B main (started): 1. Gennetten (8) 2. Gee (4) 3. Paulus (1) 4. E. Martin (3) 5. Ball (7) 6. Price (2) / 7. Crockett (6) 8. Evans (11) 9. Thoman (10) 10. Roosevans (9) 11. Hill (12) 12. Topper (5) DNS – Bellm, Covington

Paulus led early over E. Martin and Gee in the 12-lapper. The top had been watered, and Gennetten picked his way forward on the cushion. By lap three, he was by Gee for third. He too, second from E. Martin on lap seven, with Gee following him. Paulus was caught on the bottom in traffic with two to go, and Gennetten shot around him to win going away in a good race.

A main (started): 1. Bergman (4) 2. Brown (11) 3. Stewart (3) 4. Dover (1) 5. Hafertepe (2) 6. W. Johnson (10) 7. Hahn (12) 8. Bogucki (5) 9. T. McCarl (13) 10. Herrera (16) 11. Seavey (7) 12. Daniel (8) 13. Gee (18) 14. Gennetten (17) 15. Paulus (19) 16. Evans (23, prov.) 17. Ball (21) 18. C. Martin (14) 19. Nienhiser (9) 20. White (6) 21. E. Martin (20) 22. Price (22) 23. Burks (15) 24. Crockett (24, prov.) DNS – Covington (25, prov.)

The 25-lapper was a good one. The tiller came out on the high and low sides. Dover led lap one over Stewart and Hafertepe. Stewart would shoot around Dover on the high side to lead lap two. He entered lapped traffic by lap seven. Two laps later, White slowed, bringing out the caution. Stewart led Dover, Hafertpe, Bergman, Nienhiser and Brown (up from 11th) back to green. One of the few series not to use split yellows cost Bergman a pass of Hafertepe for third when Price (a lapped car still holding his position) spun. Nienhiser was caught in that one, but kept it going and restarted in his fifth spot. The restart saw Brown throw a slider on Nienhsier for fifth. Paul woold fight back, going from sixth to fourth on lap 12. Meanwhile, Bergman gained third from Hafertepe. At the halfway point, something went awry for Nienhiser, who veered into an infield tire and limped to the infield with a broken front end. The red came out with 14 laps down when C. Martin tipped over. Ball was also involved and both went out on the hook. Stewart led Dover, Bergman, Brown and Hafertepe back to green. Bergman worked by Dover for second. On lap 16, Brown followed him into third. Rubber started developing under the cushion, where Stewart was running. Bergman found it first and passed Stewart for the lead heading into turn one with five to go. Brown would follow him two laps later.

 

 

Brian Brown is Back on Top at Knoxville!
Ryan Roberts Passes Late for Win in 360’s, Eric Bridger Graduates, Then Wins with 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 5, 2018) – Grain Valley, Missouri’s Brian Brown made the most of his first appearance of the 2018 season Saturday at the Knoxville Raceway by claiming the $4,000 20-lap 410 sprint car feature event. The entertaining headliner was Brown’s 38th career win here on Budweiser “National Beverage Day”. It was preceded by an exciting win for Nebraskan Ryan Roberts in the 360 class. Defending 305 track champion, Eric Bridger, had an exciting day. First, he graduated from Upper Iowa University, and then he led start to finish in the 15-lap 305 feature.

Justin Henderson was the early leader in the 410 event, ahead of Brown and Terry McCarl. Matt Juhl moved into fourth on the second lap, while Davey Heskin came back from a slow start into the top five by lap four. Heskin continued to climb, moving by Juhl for fourth on lap five, and by McCarl on lap seven for third.

Brown reeled in Henderson with traffic in sight and slid across his bow on lap eight to take the point. Three circuits later, Carson McCarl stopped and retired with no brakes bringing the first caution of the night in any class. Brown led Henderson, Heskin, Terry McCarl and Juhl back to green flag racing.

Heskin stuck the low side of one and two on the restart to shoot by Henderson for second. Point leader and eleventh place starter, Brooke Tatnell, was also on the move, going from eighth to fifth. Austin McCarl, who won the first two features at Knoxville this season was in a battle with Spencer Bayston when he climbed the Indiana native’s right rear in turn three and hit the wall hard. Despite significant damage to the car, he walked away. Bayston, and Lynton Jeffrey, who was collected in the fray were also done.

Brown led the field back to green again, protecting the low side over Heskin, Henderson, Terry McCarl and Tatnell. Tatnell was on the move again, and was up to third with five laps to go. A final caution for a slowing Tasker Phillips did not deter Brown, who won over Heskin, Tatnell, Terry McCarl and Juhl. Henderson, Josh Schneiderman, RJ Johnson, Hunter Schuerenberg and Rager Phillips completed the top ten. Terry McCarl set quick time, while Rager Phillips, RJ Johnson and Schneiderman won heats.

“Hats go off to my guys,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “We haven’t had a great start. We’ve had a fast car…just no results all year long. I’ve messed up a couple of times. But there’s no place like home. It’s great to be here. Justin (Henderson) did a great job. I just knew I had to be aggressive, and it worked out. It just feels good to be back here in front of these great fans.”

The 18-lap 360 main event turned into a non-stop thriller. Nate Van Haaften shook off his early season lull and led early over Ryan Roberts and Matt Moro. Ryan Giles used the cushion to get around Moro for third early on, and on lap six, Clint Garner followed him into fourth.

Van Haaften entered lapped traffic on the eighth circuit and slowed a bit. On lap eleven, it appeared he had cleared things as he escaped several lapped cars. Roberts remained persistent, however, and shot around the leader on the top on lap fourteen. Giles would follow him into second with two to go.

The win was Roberts third here, and came ahead of Giles, Van Haaften, Garner and Sawyer Phillips, who grabbed fifth on the last lap. Jake Bubak, Calvin Landis, Christian Bowman, hard-charger Tyler Groenendyk and Joe Beaver rounded out the top ten. Roberts also set quick tim over the field, while Bowman and Sawyer Phillips won the heats.

“Nate (Van Haaften) took off there early and was getting off the bottom good,” said Roberts in Victory Lane. “I saw it blazing off a bit. I’ve raced here a long time, but I almost forgot where to turn. I still love coming here. The crowd, the track guys…the track’s always good, and everyone always welcomes us back like family.”

It was all Eric Bridger in the 305 class. Another non-stop event saw him lead all fifteen laps utilizing the bottom of the racing surface. It was the third career Knoxville win for the college grad. Following him to the stripe were Ryan Leavitt, Mike Mayberry, Evan Epperson and Devin Kline. Rob Kubli, Kevin Hetrick, Matthew Stelzer, Josh Jones and Jayce Jenkins completed the top ten. Bridger also set quick time, while Jenkins and Kubli were heat winners.

“We were pretty good,” said Bridger. “It was a little rough out there. Today has been good. I just graduated college. It was a busy day. I junked a car two weeks ago, and without those who help me, I wouldn’t be standing here today.”

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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (13), 15.142; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (12), 15.212; 3. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (7), 15.213; 4. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (9), 15.293; 5. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (10), 15.303; 6. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (11), 15.311; 7. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (6), 15.322; 8. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (1), 15.340; 9. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (4), 15.448; 10. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (3), 15.520; 11. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (2), 15.549; 12. 20N, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (14), 15.581; 13. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (21), 15.626; 14. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (8), 15.701; 15. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (18), 15.871; 16. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (16), 15.887; 17. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (19), 15.913; 18. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (5), 16.109; 19. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (20), 16.335; 20. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (17), 17.148; 21. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (15), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.0: 1. Rager Phillips (1); 2. Dakota Hendrickson (2); 3. Tasker Phillips (3); 4. AJ Moeller (4); 5. Justin Henderson (5); 6. Terry McCarl (6); 7. Glen Saville (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.4: 1. RJ Johnson (2); 2. Brian Brown (6); 3. Brooke Tatnell (3); 4. Bobby Mincer (1); 5. Austin McCarl (4); 6. Spencer Bayston (5); 7. Chase Wanner (7)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.1: 1. Josh Schneiderman (2); 2. Hunter Schuerenberg (3); 3. Matt Juhl (4); 4. Davey Heskin (6); 5. Bob Weuve (1); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 7. Carson McCarl (7)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Davey Heskin (3); 3. Brooke Tatnell (11); 4. Terry McCarl (2); 5. Matt Juhl (6); 6. Justin Henderson (1); 7. Josh Schneiderman (14); 8. RJ Johnson (9); 9. Hunter Schuerenberg (10); 10. Rager Phillips (16); 11. Dakota Hendrickson (13); 12. Bobby Mincer (15); 13. Tasker Phillips (8); 14. Bob Weuve (18); 15. Austin McCarl (12); 16. Spencer Bayston (5); 17. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 18. Carson McCarl (19); 19. Chase Wanner (20); 20. Glen Saville (17) DNS – AJ Moeller. Lap Leaders: Henderson 1-7, Brown 8-20. Hard-charger: Tatnell.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (10), 16.238; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (4), 16.240; 3. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (18), 16.285; 4. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (9), 16.300; 5. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (5), 16.332; 6. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (15), 16.366; 7. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (2), 16.380; 8. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (1), 16.412; 9. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (17), 16.412; 10. 9X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (14), 16.413; 11. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (16), 16.471; 12. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 16.514; 13. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.577; 14. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (12), 16.601; 15. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (6), 16.632; 16. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (11), 16.716; 17. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (7), 16.929; 18. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (13), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.0: 1. Christian Bowman (2); 2. Matt Moro (4); 3. Tom Lenz (1); 4. Nate Van Haaften (5); 5. Ryan Roberts (6); 6. Joe Beaver (3); 7. Dylan Peterson (9); 8. Mitchell Alexander (7); 9. Brad Comegys (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:56.1: 1. Sawyer Phillips (1); 2. Jake Bubak (2); 3. Calvin Landis (3); 4. Clint Garner (6); 5. Ryan Giles (5); 6. McKenna Haase (4); 7. Nathan Mills (7); 8. Tyler Groenendyk (9); 9. Cody Wehrle (8)

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:15.8: 1. Ryan Roberts (2); 2. Ryan Giles (6); 3. Nate Van Haaften (1); 4. Clint Garner (4); 5. Sawyer Phillips (9); 6. Jake Bubak (8); 7. Calvin Landis (7); 8. Christian Bowman (5); 9. Tyler Groenendyk (17); 10. Joe Beaver (12); 11. McKenna Haase (10); 12. Cody Wehrle (18); 13. Dylan Peterson (15); 14. Tom Lenz (11); 15. Nathan Mills (13); 16. Brad Comegys (16); 17. Matt Moro (3); 18. Mitchell Alexander (14). Lap Leaders: Van Haaften 1-13, Roberts 14-18. Hard-charger: Groenendyk.

305 Results

Time Trials, 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (15), 17.11; 2. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (6), 17.147; 3. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (3), 17.191; 4. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (9), 17.198; 5. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.265; 6. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (2), 17.294; 7. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (11), 17.335; 8. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (13), 17.48; 9. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (16), 17.509; 10. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (4), 17.57; 11. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (8), 17.596; 12. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (1), 17.664; 13. 50, Mike Ayers, St. Charles, IA (7), 17.815; 14. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (10), 18.421; 15. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (12), 18.179; 16. 48D, Dallas Mendenhall, Unionville, MO (5), 22.661.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:45.7: 1. Jayce Jenkins (3); 2. Ryan Leavitt (4); 3. Mike Mayberry (5); 4. Eric Bridger (6); 5. Josh Jones (2); 6. Mike Ayers (7); 7. Dan Henning (8) DNS – Chris Horton

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:46.5: 1. Rob Kubli (2); 2. Chase Young (1); 3. Evan Epperson (4); 4. Matthew Stelzer (3); 5. Kevin Hetrick (5); 6. Devin Kline (6); 7. Dallas Mendenhall (8); 8. Jon Hughes (7)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:29.2: 1. Eric Bridger (1); 2. Ryan Leavitt (3); 3. Mike Mayberry (2); 4. Evan Epperson (5); 5. Devin Kline (6); 6. Rob Kubli (8); 7. Kevin Hetrick (7); 8. Matthew Stelzer (9); 9. Josh Jones (11); 10. Jayce Jenkins (4); 11. Chase Young (10); 12. Dallas Mendenhall (14); 13. Mike Ayers (12); 14. Jon Hughes (15); 15. Dan Henning (13) DNS – Chris Horton. Lap Leader: Bridger 1-15. Hard-charger: Kubli.

 

 

 

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5/4/18

Lake Ozark Speedway

Eldon, MO

WoO & 305’s

27 WoO

6 305’s

WoO

Spencer Bayston (9th car out to time) led 17 drivers under the old one-lap track record set by Zach Chappell in May of 2007 (11.705). Spencer’s new track record on the -mile oval stands at 11.351. Donny Schatz (6th car out) was second quick, followed by Jacob Allen (18th), Jason Johnson (11th), Daryn Pittman (10th), Logan Schuchart (2nd), David Gravel (3rd), Cory Eliason (8th) and Kerry Madsen (26th). Paul Nienhiser had issues and failed to get a time in. The crowd was near capacity, and kept filing in through the heat races. Kevin Ulmer, making his first ever 410 start, scratched after hot laps.

Heat one (started): 1. Johnson 41 (2) 2. Gravel 5 (3) 3. K. Madsen 2m (4) 4. Bayston 39 (1) 5. Hunter Schuerenberg 20N (6) 6. Sammy Swindell 3 (5) / 7. Austin McCarl 17A (8) 8. Kory Bales 5x (9) 9. Brian Brown 21 (7)

10-lap heats lined heads-up took the top six to the feature. The top two locked into the Dash. J. Johnson led the distance. The best battle was Jackson action…Gravel and K. Madsen dueling for second. Brown exited early with mechanical issues that necessitated an engine change..

Heat two (started): 1. Pittman 9 (2) 2. Schatz 15 (1) 3. Shane Stewart 2 (3) 4. Sheldon Haudenschild 17 (6) 5. Jason Sides 7s (4) 6. Dane Lorenc 00 (8) / 7. Kraig Kinser 11K (5) 8. Brent Marks 19 (7) DNS – Kevin Ulmer 20K

A caution before a lap could be completed saw Kinser and Stewart get together in turn four and collect Sides. Marks was also caught up and got the worst of it, having to go pitside. Pittman coasted, pulling away to win followed by Schatz. Stewart would get by Haudenschild in a good race for third.

Heat three (started): 1. Allen 1a (1) 2. Schuchart 1s (2) 3. Brad Sweet 49 (7) 4. Ian Madsen 18 (4) 5. Terry McCarl 24 (6) 6. Eliason 83 (3) / 7. Clyde Knipp 13 (5) 8. Greg Wilson w20 (8) 9. Paul Nienhiser 9x (9)

Schuchart led his teammate and uncle, Allen, early on. Sweet was on the move from row four and took fourth from Eliason on lap two. Nienhiser’s issues from time trials continued and he came to a stop with eight to go. Schuchart would choose the inside line on the restart, but Allen would shoot by on the outside an dlead the rest of the way. Sweet grabbed third on the restart and T. McCarl moved into the top five.

Dash (started): 1. Allen (1) 2. Schuchart (2) 3. Schatz (4) 4. Gravel (3) 5. Pittman (6) 6. Johnson (5)

The Shark Racing teammates in the front row put on a show, with Schuchart taking several sliders at Allen for the lead. He would fall into second, with Schatz trailing in third. The 8-lapper determined the top six starting spots in the feature.

B main (started): 1. Brown (3) 2. Marks (4) 3. Kinser (1) 4. Wilson (6) 5. Knipp (2) 6. A. McCarl (5) / 7. Bales (7) DNS – Nienhiser, Ulmer

Marks led Kinser and Knipp early in the 12-lapper that would turn into a race of attrition. Brown grabbed third from Knipp on lap two and second from Kinser on lap four. A. McCarl shot under Knipp for fourth on lap five. Bales would lose his left rear tire and flip at the halfway point. He was uninjured. Now the remaining six would transfer, but were racing for position. Marks elected to start outside on the restart, and Brown shot under for the lead. Knipp moved back into fourth before A. McCarl would get over the inside berm in turn two and spin. He exited, but would get the last transfer.

A main (started): 1. Schatz (3) 2. Gravel (4) 3. K. Madsen (7) 4. Stewart (8) 5. Johnson (6) 6. Sweet (9) 7. Pittman (5) 8. Haudenschild (11) 9. I. Madsen (12) 10. Schuchart (2) 11. Allen (1) 12. Kinser (20) 13. Marks (19) 14. Sides (14) 15. Wilson (21) 16. Knipp (22) 17. Lorenc (17) 18. Brown (18) 19. Bayston (10) 20. Schuerenberg (13) 21. Swindell (16) 22. T. McCarl (15) 23. A. McCarl (23) 24. Eliason (24)

The 40-lapper saw Eliason penalized from 16th for being late to staging. Allen led Schuchart and Schatz early. Five laps in, Schatz worked under Schuchart for second. Two laps later, he cruised through the middle of three and four to take the lead from Allen. Schuchart got by Allen for second on lap 14, and reeled in Schatz in traffic. At the midway point, Gravel moved by Allen for third. Bayston really got going mid-race on the cushion. He was by Allen for fourth on lap 24. Two laps later, Brown spun over the cushion. Meanwhile, a fifth running Pittman pulled off the track with a flat right rear. He would restart and climb to a seventh place finish. The restart for Brown, saw Schatz’s 3.1 second lead gone, ahead of Gravel, Schuchart, Bayston and Allen. Schatz pulled away on the restart. K. Madsen had a great run, going from eighth to fifth. Another caution came 28 laps in when Bayston was trying to pass Schuchart when contact came in turn three, breaking his front end. Schuchart’s car was obviously affected as well, the rest of the way. Schatz would lead Gravel the rest of the way home. K. Madsen would finish third. Behind them some great racing saw Stewart move up to fourth, ahead of Johnson, Sweet, Pittman and Haudenschild. The win was worth $10,000 for Schatz.

305’s

Heat (started): 1. Jack Potter 55 (1) 2. J Kinder 88 (4) 3. Nathan Ryun 18x (5) 4. Frank Rodgers 11 (6) 5. PJ Grimes 00 (3) 6. Taylor Walton 93 (2)

305’s are running weekly at Lake Ozark on Saturdays. Racesavers will be mandatory in 2019, but old engines have been grandfathered in for this season. Potter, who won the weekly feature last Saturday led the 8-lap distance in the heat. Rodgers passed Grimes for fourth on lap five. Walton struggled with mechanical gremlins all night and pulled off early.

A main (started): 1. Kinder (1) 2. Potter (2) 3. Rodgers (3) 4. Ryun (4) 5. Grimes (5) 6. Walton (6)

Former Knoxville 305 track champ, Kinser, led all 15 laps in the non-stop feature. Potter provided some pressure early, while Potter and Rodgers had a nice battle for third. Walton exited on lap six, and Grimes on lap eight.

 

 

Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101 Hit Lake Ozark/Knoxville!

(Bill W) April 23, 2018, Monroe, IA – Austin McCarl continued his roll early in the season in Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com points. Austin picked up his second win in a row at the Knoxville Raceway. He leads the early standings over Brooke Tatnell, Terry McCarl, Davey Heskin and Scotty Thiel.

Two point eligible races commence this weekend. On Friday, May 4, the World of Outlaws visit Lake Ozark Speedway near Eldon, Missouri, for the first time in a long time. On Saturday, the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa will be back in action.

So far, there have been two winners in the three races contested with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101!

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Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO

Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)
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TMAC Finishes Third - But Counts It as a Win! Thursday, April 26, 2018 Des Moines, IA (April 26, 2018) – Terry McCarl finished on the podium Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway, but it might be the first time that he was truly proud to not be at the top, as his son Austin took the win.

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 100 (2)

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 80

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 60

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 51

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 50 (1)

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 40

Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 37

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 36

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 35

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 34

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 30

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 28

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25

Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 20

Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 20

Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 20

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 18

Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 18

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 16

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 14

Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 12

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 12

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 10

Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 8

Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6

Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 6

Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 2

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 2

Tentative 2018 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com
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TMAC Finishes Third - But Counts It as a Win! Thursday, April 26, 2018 Des Moines, IA (April 26, 2018) – Terry McCarl finished on the podium Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway, but it might be the first time that he was truly proud to not be at the top, as his son Austin took the win.

Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold)

Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder)

Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Rain)

Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)

Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)

Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO

Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, May 11 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA

Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA

Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, May 20 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Wed, May 30 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO

Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO

Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Wed, June 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO

Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

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

Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, July 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars

Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars

Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”

Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)

Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover”

Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO

Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest”

Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Sept 1 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Sun, Sept 2 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial”

Sat, Sept 8 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial”

Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA

Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA

Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”

Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Fri, Oct 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA

Sat, Oct 6 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA

Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

Sat, Oct 20 – Dodge City (KS) Speedway WoO

 

 

Austin McCarl Strikes Again for $4,000 at Knoxville!
Ryan Giles Wins Thriller in 360’s, Matthew Stelzer On Top with 305’s

by Bill Wright                                                                                               

 

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 28, 2018) – The 410 sprint car feature at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night took a similar refrain to the Season Opener the week prior.  Austin McCarl shot out to an immediate lead, and led the distance to take home $4,000 here on Town Crier Night.  A pair of driver misfortunes and an unbelievable finish in the 360 class saw Ryan Giles take his fourth career win, and Matthew Stelzer visited Victory Lane for the sixth time in the 305 class.

 

McCarl shot from his starting spot in row two to take command early in the 20-lap feature.  Chris Martin and Josh Schneiderman trailed him.  Tasker Phillips spun with a lap in the books, setting up a restart that saw Aussie Brooke Tatnell drive from fourth to second.  Schneiderman and Martin battled for third, with Martin prevailing on lap five.

 

McCarl entered lapped traffic on lap eight, and had opened up a 3.2 second lead on Tatnell.  Meanwhile, his father Terry had moved into the top four.  On lap twelve, Austin jumped the turn three cushion and nearly faced disaster with the fence, but brought the car back under control.  A lap later, his brother Carson McCarl would bring the last caution of the even twith a turn two spin.

 

Austin McCarl led Tatnell, Martin, Terry McCarl and Jamie Ball back to green.  The man on the move, however, was 13th starter, Davey Heskin.  Restarting seventh, he used the bottom to perfection, moving up to fourth.  He would take third two laps later.

 

McCarl would never be headed for his second consecutive win here.  The Altoona, Iowa driver was followed by Tatnell, Heskin, Martin and Terry McCarl.  Ball, Rager Phillips, Justin Henderson, Lynton Jeffrey and Matt Juhl rounded out the top ten.  Jeffrey set quick time for the second week in a row and won his heat.  Phillips and Terry McCarl were other heat winners.

 

“I was able to get a good start,” said Austin in Victory Lane.  “Chris (Martin) did a good job.  He did exactly what I would have done.  I was just able to get him.  The racetrack got pretty tricky.  I started getting tight.  I thought about my Dad a lot that race.  I had to slow down more than I wanted to be honest.  It got treacherous.  Me not crying tonight doesn’t mean I’m not excited!  It’s great to start two for two, and I have a great car.”

 

Seven-time 360 track champion, Clint Garner, appeared to be on his way to a win in his 18-lap feature event.  Sawyer Phillips ran a strong second, but Garner pulled away when he entered lapped traffic on the seventh circuit.  Garner was on cruise control, until things went up in smoke for him on lap fifteen.

 

Phillips would fly by and assume the lead.  He took the white flag with a 4.5 second lead over Ryan Giles, but it was not to be.  Third running Jamie Ball went up in smoke as well, bringing the caution, and setting up a green, white, checker finish with Phillips now leading Giles, Matt Moro, Skylar Gee and Travis Rilat.

 

While Phillips hit the high side on the restart in turn one, Giles performed a big slider.  Phillips somehow found his way between Giles and the turn two wall to maintain the point heading down the backstretch.  It was anyone’s race coming for the white flag, but when Phillips missed his mark on the low side of one and two, Giles slipped by to take his fourth career win here.

 

Phillips retained second, ahead of Moro, Gee and Rilat.  Hard-charger Robbie Price, Joe Beaver, Calvin Landis, Tyler Groenendyk and McKenna Haase completed the top ten.  Giles also registered quick time on the field, while Beaver, Landis and Ball won heats.

 

“I saw Clint go down, and I saw Jamie go up in smoke,” said an emotional Giles in Victory Lane.  “This is just unbelievable.  It’s my wife’s birthday today and my son turns four on Monday.  We went through a lot of changes this year.  I wasn’t sure I wanted to continue to do this, but that wasn’t an option for my Dad.  I owe this all to him.  I didn’t know if (Phillips) was going to be out there (in turn two on the restart) or not.  He gave me room, and I definitely appreciate that.  Luckily, it worked.”

 

Rob Kubli took the early lead, ahead of Mike Mayberry and Matthew Stelzer in the 15-lap 305 feature.  Stelzer showed he was the car to beat by getting by Mayberry on lap two, and chasing down Kubli and passing him on lap four.  Kevin Hetrick moved into the top three on lap five. 

 

Stelzer would enter traffic on lap eight, but he had a clean track ahead of him after a spin ten laps in by Josh Jones.  The restart had Stelzer leading Kubli, Hetrick, Devin Kline and Eric Bridger.  Hetrick found the low side past Kubli for second, but he had nothing for Stelzer.  Kline would take third with two to go, ahead of Kubli and Bridger.  Ryan Leavitt, Jayce Jenkins, Mayberry, Chris Horton and Evan Epperson rounded out the top ten.  Bridger set quick time, while Kubli and Stelzer were heat winners. 

 

Join us next week, Saturday, May 5, for Budweiser “National Beverage Day” ($1 Busch Light) Night featuring the 410, 360 and 305 sprint cars!  For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!


 

 

410 Results

 

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (9), 15.736; 2. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (20), 15.811; 3. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 15.907; 4. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (11), 15.976; 5. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 16.050; 6. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (19), 16.083; 7. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (5), 16.144; 8. 11, Max McGhee, Camby, IN (4), 16.165; 9. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (24), 16.217; 10. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (3), 16.245; 11. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (18), 16.260; 12. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (23), 16.295; 13. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (10), 16.355; 14. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15), 16.403; 15. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (1), 16.431; 16. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (14), 16.580; 17. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (13), 16.716; 18. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (21), 16.775; 19. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (16), 17.001; 20. 21, Brinton Marvel, Pittsboro, IN (22), 17.053; 21. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (7), 17.282; 22. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (6), 19.140; 23. 91, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (2), NT; 24. 66M, Max Grogan, Basehor, KS (17), NT; 25. 71, Tim St. Arnold, Des Moines, IA (25), NT.

 

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.0: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 2. Justin Henderson (1); 3. Carson McCarl (5); 4. AJ Moeller (2); 5. Dakota Hendrickson (7); 6. Chase Wanner (6); 7. Matt Juhl (3) DNS – RJ Johnson, Tim St. Arnold

 

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.7: 1. Rager Phillips (2); 2. Josh Schneiderman (3); 3. Brooke Tatnell (6); 4. Austin McCarl (5); 5. Max McGhee (4); 6. Bobby Mincer (1); 7. Cale Thomas (8); 8. Brinton Marvel (7)

 

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.8: 1. Terry McCarl (6); 2. Chris Martin (3); 3. Jamie Ball (5); 4. Glen Saville (1); 5. Bob Weuve (7); 6. Tasker Phillips (2); 7. Davey Heskin (4) DNS – Max Grogan

 

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Austin McCarl (3); 2. Brooke Tatnell (6); 3. Davey Heskin (13); 4. Chris Martin (1); 5. Terry McCarl (7); 6. Jamie Ball (4); 7. Rager Phillips (9); 8. Justin Henderson (11); 9. Lynton Jeffrey (8); 10. Matt Juhl (14); 11. Carson McCarl (5); 12. Tasker Phillips (16); 13. Glen Saville (15); 14. Josh Schneiderman (2); 15. RJ Johnson (23); 16. Max McGhee (10); 17. Cale Thomas (22); 18. AJ Moeller (12); 19. Dakota Hendrickson (17); 20. Bobby Mincer (18); 21. Bob Weuve (19); 22. Chase Wanner (20); 23. Brinton Marvel (21); 24. Tim St. Arnold (24) DNS – Max Grogan. Lap Leader: A. McCarl 1-20. Hard-charger: Heskin.

 

360 Results

 

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (13), 16.430; 2. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (2), 16.572; 3. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (15), 16.595; 4. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (4), 16.790; 5. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (18), 16.805; 6. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (8), 16.838; 7. 1, Travis Rilat, Heath, TX (1), 16.870; 8. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (3), 16.915; 9. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (19), 16.915; 10. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (17), 16.937; 11. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.957; 12. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (6), 17.006; 13. 21, Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, BC, Can. (7), 17.053; 14. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (10), 17.119; 15. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (5), 17.172; 16. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.199; 17. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (16), 17.340; 18. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (12), 17.398; 19. 13JM, Jordan Martens, Sioux Falls, SD (21), 17.568; 20. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (11), 17.854; 21. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (20), 17.300.

 

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.8: 1. Joe Beaver (1); 2. Tyler Groenendyk (3); 3. Robbie Price (2); 4. Ryan Giles (6); 5. Travis Rilat (4); 6. McKenna Haase (5); 7. Jordan Martens (7)

 

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.3: 1. Calvin Landis (3); 2. Sawyer Phillips (4); 3. Matt Moro (6); 4. Clint Garner (5); 5. Christian Bowman (2); 6. Mitchell Alexander (1); 7. John Anderson (7)

 

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.8: 1. Jamie Ball (4); 2. Skylar Gee (5); 3. Nathan Mills (1); 4. Cody Wehrle (2); 5. Brad Comegys (3) DNS – Nate Van Haaften, Tom Lenz

 

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Ryan Giles (5); 2. Sawyer Phillips (1); 3. Matt Moro (6); 4. Skylar Gee (4); 5. Travis Rilat (10); 6. Robbie Price (12); 7. Joe Beaver (11); 8. Calvin Landis (7); 9. Tyler Groenendyk (9); 10. McKenna Haase (8); 11. Christian Bowman (16); 12. Brad Comegys (13); 13. Cody Wehrle (14); 14. Mitchell Alexander (17); 15. Nathan Mills (15); 16. Jamie Ball (3); 17. Clint Garner (2); 18. Jordan Martens (18); 19. John Anderson (19) DNS – Nate Van Haaften, Tom Lenz Lap Leaders: Garner 1-14, S. Phillips 15-17, Giles 18.  Hard-charger: Price.

 

305 Results

 

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (7), 17.020; 2. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (2), 17.115; 3. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (11), 17.515; 4. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (3), 17.541; 5. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (13), 17.613; 6. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (17), 17.841; 7. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.892; 8. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (9), 17.903; 9. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (19), 17.928; 10. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (12), 17.973; 11. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (5), 17.995; 12. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (10), 18.152; 13. 8R, Chase Rudolf, Norwalk, IA (4), 18.158; 14. 48D, Dallas Mendenhall, Unionville, MO (18), 18.471; 15. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (15), 18.728; 16. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (6), 18.812; 17. 50, Mike Ayers, St. Charles, IA (16), 18.870; 18. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (1), NT; 19. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (14), NT.

 

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.3: 1. Rob Kubli (1); 2. Mike Mayberry (2); 3. Eric Bridger (6); 4. Josh Jones (3); 5. Devin Kline (5); 6. Chase Young (4); 7. Casey Greubel (8); 8. Chase Rudolf (7); 9. Mike Ayers (9); 10. Jon Hughes (10)

 

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:49.9: 1. Matthew Stelzer (2); 2. Ryan Leavitt (6); 3. Kevin Hetrick (4); 4. Evan Epperson (1); 5. Jayce Jenkins (5); 6. Chris Horton (3); 7. Dallas Mendenhall (7); 8. Dan Henning (8) DNS – Joe Simbro

 

A main, 15 Laps, NT: 1. Matthew Stelzer (3); 2. Kevin Hetrick (5); 3. Devin Kline (6); 4. Rob Kubli (1); 5. Eric Bridger (7); 6. Ryan Leavitt (8); 7. Jayce Jenkins (4); 8. Mike Mayberry (2); 9. Chris Horton (11); 10. Evan Epperson (12); 11. Chase Young (10); 12. Dan Henning (16); 13. Chase Rudolf (15); 14. Mike Ayers (17); 15. Jon Hughes (18); 16. Josh Jones (9); 17. Dallas Mendenhall (13); 18. Casey Greubel (14) DNS – Joe Simbro. Lap Leaders: Kubli 1-3, Stelzer 4-15. Hard-charger: Henning.

 

 

 

Scotty Thiel/Austin McCarl First Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101 Winners in 2018!

(Bill W) April 23, 2018, Monroe, IA – Mother Nature finally gave in and we got some 410 sprint car racing underway in the Midwest. The Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101 schedule kicked off with Sheboygan, Wisconsin’s Scotty Thiel visiting Victory Lane with the MOWA series at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois, and Austin McCarl, grabbing his first career feature win at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa on Saturday.

The next event will be this Saturday, April 28 at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa.

Join us in supporting sprint car racing in the Midwest!

More donations for the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101 point fund were received this week! Stay tuned for some exciting announcements about who is on board and supporting 410 sprint car racing in the Midwest in 2018!

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

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

Up Next!

Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (1), 50

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI (1), 50

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 40

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 40

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 35

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 35

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25

Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 25

Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 20

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 20

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 18

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 18

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 16

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 14

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 14

Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 12

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 12

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 10

Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 10

Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 8

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 8

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 6

Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6

Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 4

Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 2

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 2

Tentative 2018 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com

Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold)

Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder)

Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Rain)

Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)

Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)

Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO

Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, May 11 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA

Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA

Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, May 20 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Wed, May 30 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO

Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO

Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Wed, June 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO

Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

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

Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, July 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars

Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars

Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”

Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)

Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover”

Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO

Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest”

Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Sept 1 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Sun, Sept 2 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial”

Sat, Sept 8 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial”

Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA

Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA

Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”

Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Fri, Oct 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA

Sat, Oct 6 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA

Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

Sat, Oct 20 – Dodge City (KS) Speedway WoO

 

 

Austin McCarl Dominates for First Knoxville Triumph in Season Opener!
Clint Garner Grabs Win #34 in 360’s, Devin Kline Tops 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 21, 2018) – Austin McCarl drove the TKS Motorsports #2KS to a dominating win in the PellaMotors.com/Kraig Ford Season Opener at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday night! After several years of trying, it was the Altoona, Iowa native’s first career win at the famous half-mile, and he left no doubt as he collected $4,000 for his win.

McCarl shot out in convincing fashion to start the 20-lap 410 feature event to lead Brooke Tatnell, Jamie Ball, Justin Henderson and RJ Johnson in the early going. McCarl entered lapped traffic on the fifth lap, and had opened up a 2.6 second lead on Tatnell. Two laps later, he had lapped up to twelfth place just past the halfway mark, he was lapping the tenth place car of Davey Heskin, with several lapped cars between himself and Tatnell.

Henderson slide by Ball for third, before Heskin tipped over in turn two, bringing a red flag. The restart saw Austin leading Tatnell, Henderson, Ball and Terry McCarl back to green. Terry would take fourth from Ball, while on lap sixteen, contact between Ball and Tasker Phillips sent the former upside down.

Though Tatnell made slide attempts on both that restart, and one with two to go for AJ Moeller, who suffered a flat right rear tire, they were to no avail. Austin McCarl would pull away and celebrate his first win here. Tatnell followed him to finish a steady second, while Terry McCarl charged up to third, followed by hard-charger, Wayne Johnson and Matt Juhl, who claimed fifth on the last lap. Tasker Phillips, Henderson, Heskin, RJ Johnson and Rager Phillips rounded out the top ten. Lynton Jeffrey would set quick time over the field, before missing his heat to attend his daughter’s prom walk-through. Austin McCarl, Terry McCarl and Moeller won heat races.

“I’ve been so close a couple of times, and I felt like I let one slip away last year,” said an emotional Austin McCarl in Victory Lane. “What a way to start the year! We got to traffic, and things got hairy with a couple of guys. I’ve watched enough races to know they can be won or lost in traffic. I did as well as I could, and the sprint car gods made me earn that one! We had reds and yellows…I just wanted Doug (Clark) to throw the checkers.”

Jon Agan shot from his starting spot in the third row to claim an early lead in the 18-lap 360 feature event over Matt Moro, Clint Garner and Christian Bowman. Jamie Ball would grab fifth from Calvin Landis on lap five. Veteran Tom Lenz would tip over in turn two six laps in to bring the red.

Agan led the field back to green, with Moro taking a shot at him with a slide job. The momentum lost by Moro, allowed Garner to puonce on the second spot. Meanwhile, Ball shot by Bowman into fourth. Agan’s good run came to an end when he slowed and went pitside on lap eight. Lee Grosz would spin on the back chute ten laps in, to bring out the final caution.

Garner would pull away the last eight laps, securing his 34th 360 win here by 5.3 seconds ahead of Ball, who passed Moro late in the going. Moro was third, followed by Landis and hard-charger, Seth Bergman. Bowman, Matt Cov”ington, Ryan Giles, Sawyer Phillips and Skylar Gee completed the top ten. Ball registered quick time over the 26-car field, while Joe Beaver, Tyler Groenendyk and Gee won heat races.

“Maybe I should have took it a little easier in the heat race,” said Garner in Victory Lane of a near crash in his heat. “I’m glad we didn’t crash there. It felt like we were about to go upside down. To come out and win the feature…that’s too cool. This is the only exercise I’ve done this year…I’ve been working and pushing snow.”

Before a lap could be completed in the 15-lap 305 main event, defending track champion, Eric Bridger got over the turn three cushion and ended upside down. He was unhurt. Devin Kline shot to the point from outside row two when the green fell for keeps, followed by rookie Jayce Jenkins and Chase Young.

Kelby Watt made his presence felt, grabbing third on lap two, while Ryan Leavitt followed him into fourth a lap later. Kline had built a three-second lead and was into lapped traffic by the seventh circuit. Watt and Leavitt waged a good battle for third behind him. The only caution would come with three laps to go, when Kevin Hetrick stopped inside turns three and four.

Kline would pull away from the field, winning his 11th career 305 feature, ahead of Watt, who grabbed second, and Leavitt. Jenkins ran a steady race to come home fourth, ahead of Matthew Stelzer. Hard-charger Evan Epperson, Chase Young, Mike Mayberry, Joe Simbro and Mike Ayers rounded out the top ten. Hetrick registered quick time, while Simbro and Bridger won heats.

“These young kids keep coming up and giving everyone a run for their money,” said Kline in Victory Lane. “Last year (in the 360’s) definitely helped, and it’s fun to be racing here no matter the class. I couldn’t have asked for a better night. Things have slowed down for me a little, and I think my reaction time is much better.”

Join us next week, Saturday, April 28, for Town Crier Night featuring the 410, 360 and 305 sprint cars! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!
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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (2), 15.246; 2. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (5), 15.268; 3. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (1), 15.307; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (13), 15.380; 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (6), 15.401; 6. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (9), 15.409; 7. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (3), 15.483; 8. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (17), 15.495; 9. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (20), 15.513; 10. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 15.534; 11. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK (7), 15.545; 12. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (14), 15.609; 13. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (21), 15.646; 14. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (19), 15.908; 15. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (18), 15.917; 16. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (10), 15.943; 17. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (4), 15.945; 18. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (12), 16.317; 19. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (15), 16.715; 20. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (16), 17.893; 21. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (11), 18.375; 22. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (22), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.8: 1. Austin McCarl (2); 2. RJ Johnson (4); 3. Brooke Tatnell (5); 4. Tasker Phillips (3); 5. Dakota Hendrickson (1); 6. Bob Weuve (6) DNS – Lynton Jeffrey, Scott Bogucki

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.0: 1. Terry McCarl (6); 2. Josh Schneiderman (2); 3. Wayne Johnson (3); 4. Rager Phillips (1); 5. Davey Heskin (4); 6. Jamie Ball (5); 7. Bobby Mincer (7);

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.6: 1. AJ Moeller (4); 2. Carson McCarl (1); 3. Matt Juhl (6); 4. Chris Martin (2); 5. Justin Henderson (3); 6. Chase Wanner (5) DNS – Glen Saville

A Main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Austin McCarl (1); 2. Brooke Tatnell (6); 3. Terry McCarl (8); 4. Wayne Johnson (11); 5. Matt Juhl (7); 6. Tasker Phillips (12); 7. Justin Henderson (3); 8. Davey Heskin (10); 9. RJ Johnson (5); 10. Rager Phillips (15); 11. Carson McCarl (9); 12. Josh Schneiderman (13); 13. Chris Martin (14); 14. Lynton Jeffrey (18); 15. Bob Weuve (17); 16. Glen Saville (20); 17. AJ Moeller (4); 18. Jamie Ball (2); 19. Dakota Hendrickson (16); 20. Bobby Mincer (19) DNS – Chase Wanner, Scott Bogucki. Lap Leader: A. McCarl 1-20. Hard-charger: W. Johnson.

360 RESULTS

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (22), 16.206; 2. 21, Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, BC, Can. (8), 16.223; 3. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (7), 16.308; 4. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (10), 16.387; 5. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (6), 16.486; 6. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.544; 7. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (3), 16.546; 8. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (20), 16.549; 9. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (13), 16.558; 10. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.608; 11. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (18), 16.627; 12. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (2), 16.630; 13. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (19), 16.637; 14. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (12), 16.650; 15. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (15), 16.664; 16. 23, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (23), 16.679; 17. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (1), 16.686; 18. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (25), 16.692; 19. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (5), 16.707; 20. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (11), 16.709; 21. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (26), 16.818; 22. 9N, Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND (24), 16.850; 23. 2D, Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, SD (9), 17.079; 24. 47, Brant O'Banion, Sioux Falls, SD (16), 17.121; 25. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (17), 17.292; 26. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (4), 18.943.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.2: 1. Joe Beaver (2); 2. Calvin Landis (3); 3. Seth Bergman (1); 4. Jamie Ball (6); 5. Sawyer Phillips (4); 6. Wade Nygaard (8); 7. Ryan Giles (5); 8. Nate Van Haaften (9); 9. Cody Wehrle (7)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.3: 1. Tyler Groenendyk (1); 2. Matt Covington (2); 3. Clint Garner (4); 4. Robbie Price (6); 5. Tom Lenz (3); 6. Matt Moro (5); 7. Dusty Ballenger (8); 8. Brad Comegys (7); 9. Nathan Mills (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.5: 1. Skylar Gee (2); 2. Dylan Peterson (1); 3. Christian Bowman (4); 4. Jon Agan (5); 5. Lee Grosz (3); 6. McKenna Haase (6); 7. Mitchell Alexander (7); 8. Brant O'Banion (8)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (4); 2. Jamie Ball (8); 3. Matt Moro (1); 4. Calvin Landis (3); 5. Seth Bergman (17); 6. Christian Bowman (2); 7. Matt Covington (13); 8. Ryan Giles (9); 9. Sawyer Phillips (10); 10. Skylar Gee (12); 11. Joe Beaver (11); 12. Robbie Price (7); 13. Dylan Peterson (16); 14. McKenna Haase (6); 15. Tyler Groenendyk (14); 16. Wade Nygaard (19); 17. Mitchell Alexander (20); 18. Nate Van Haaften (25); 19. Dusty Ballenger (22); 20. Brad Comegys (21); 21. Cody Wehrle (23); 22. Nathan Mills (26); 23. Lee Grosz (18); 24. Jon Agan (5); 25. Tom Lenz (15); 26. Brant O'Banion (24). Lap Leaders: Agan 1-7, Garner 8-18. Hard-charger: Bergman.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (3), 17.329; 2. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (1), 17.371; 3. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (2), 17.439; 4. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.536; 5. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (13), 17.700; 6. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (7), 17.787; 7. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (11), 18.000; 8. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (10), 18.318; 9. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (14), 18.513; 10. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (6), 18.802; 11. 50, Mike Ayers, St. Charles, IA (4), 18.860; 12. 48D, Dallas Mendenhall, Unionville, MO (17), 19.130; 13. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (5), 19.628; 14. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (15), 20.171; 15. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (12), NT; 16. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (16), NT; 17. DQ (Light at Scales) - 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (9).

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.3: 1. Joe Simbro (2); 2. Mike Mayberry (3); 3. Kelby Watt (4); 4. Jayce Jenkins (1); 5. Matthew Stelzer (6); 6. Mike Ayers (7); 7. Dan Henning (5) DNS – Kevin Hetrick, Jon Hughes

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.8: 1. Eric Bridger (2); 2. Ryan Leavitt (4); 3. Devin Kline (5); 4. Dallas Mendenhall (1); 5. Chase Young (3); 6. Casey Greubel (7); 7. Evan Epperson (6) DNS – Jeff Wilke

A Main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Devin Kline (4); 2. Kelby Watt (7); 3. Ryan Leavitt (8); 4. Jayce Jenkins (2); 5. Matthew Stelzer (10); 6. Evan Epperson (12); 7. Chase Young (1); 8. Mike Mayberry (5); 9. Joe Simbro (3); 10. Mike Ayers (14); 11. Dallas Mendenhall (9); 12. Casey Greubel (11); 13. Kevin Hetrick (15); 14. Dan Henning (13); 15. Eric Bridger (6) DNS – Jon Hughes, Jeff Wilke. Lap Leader: Kline 1-15. Hard-charger: Epperson.

 

 

Over 45 Cars Participate in Friday’s Practice at Knoxville!

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, April 20, 2018 – Over 45 cars participated in Friday's practice night at Knoxville. Quickest lap of the night unofficially went to Davey Heskin at 14.779 seconds. Calvin Landis led the led the 360's with a lap of 15.734 seconds. The 305’s were led unofficially by Kade Higday’s 16.511 seconds. The night was not without incident, Chase Wanner rolled over in turn one towards the end of the practice session.

Some of the participants...

410 (17) – 20 AJ Moeller, 09 Matt Juhl, 24 Terry McCarl, 85 Chase Wanner, 71A RJ Johnson, 55 Brooke Tatnell, 2KS Austin McCarl, 7w Tasker Phillips, 4 Dakota Hendrickson, 56N Davey Heskin, 7 Dustin Selvage, 9 Rager Phillips, 12 Lynton Jeffrey, 5J Jamie Ball, 49 Josh Schneiderman, 44 Chris Martin, 28 Scott Bogucki

360 (16) – 53 Joe Beaver, 2D Dusty Ballenger, 4 Jon Agan, 4J Lee Grosz, 55 McKenna Haase, 2m Matt Moro, 17 Tyler Groenendyk, 40c Cody Wehrle, 70 Calvin Landis, 24N Nathan Mills, 99 Skylar Gee, 21 Robbie Price, 15 Christian Bowman, 5J Jamie Ball, 76 Brad Comegys, 10 Ryan Leavitt

305 (14) – 33 Jayce Jenkins, 50 Michael Ayers, 67 Jon Hughes, 71 Brandon Worthington, 81E Eric Bridger, 1K Kelby Watt, 0 Mike Mayberry, 64c Casey Greubel, 48D Dallas Mendenhall, 99 Matthew Stelzer, 22 Ryan Leavitt, 5c Devin Kline, 24 Kade Higday, 26 Chase Young

Join us tomorrow night (Saturday, April 21) for the PellaMotors.com/Kraig Ford 65th Annual Season Opener! Hot laps are at 5:30! The 410, 360 and 305 sprint car classes will be featured! For more information on the Knoxville Raceway, visit us online at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

 

 

Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101 Season Nears!
Kerry Madsen took the Benjamins home after the 2017 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101 Season
(Bill W) April 4, 2018, Monroe, IA – One of the goals of the website www.OpenWheel101.com is to give back to drivers. We were able to do that last year, when we launched Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101. The goal was to have a title sponsor...we didn’t accomplish that...but we did have enough funds to pay champion, Kerry Madsen, and second place, Ian Madsen. Mark Dobmeier also received a $500 gift certificate from EMi.

In 2017, Hoseheads.com, The Cushion.com, Buckeye Threads and the Osky Challeges joined EMi as associate sponsors for the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101.

Hopefully, this year, we can raise the bar a little and pay more positions! Every penny of profit from advertising or donations towards this site went back to the drivers last year, and that will continue in 2018, so let’s raise some money! Contact me to find out how you can contribute and benefit sprint car racing here in the Midwest!

The schedule this year will run much the same as last. Knoxville Raceway and Jackson Motorplex will be the focus, with many other 410 shows within driving distance of the two being involved as well.

The first weekend has already been frozen out by Mother Nature! The MOWA event in Granite City, Illinois and the IRA/MOWA clash in West Burlington, Iowa have both been canceled. That makes the Jacksonville, Illinois World of Outlaws event Friday, April 13 the first up!

All non-Platinum World of Outlaws drivers are eligible. Last season, 158 drivers accumulated points, with 29 different winners in 59 events contested. Here was how 2017 wrapped up with feature wins in parentheses.

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)
2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)
4. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)
5. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)
6. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)
7. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 414 (1)
8. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 376
9. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 375 (3)
10. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 357 (3)
11. Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO, 353 (1)
12. Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 301 (1)
13. Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA, 274
14. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 273 (3)
15. Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 270 (1)
16. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 217
17. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 197
18. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 191
19. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 190 (1)
20. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 175 (2)

Tentative 2018 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com

Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO
Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO
Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, May 11 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA
Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA
Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, May 20 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA
Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Wed, May 30 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO
Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA
Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO
Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO
Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO
Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, July 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars
Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA
Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars
Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars
Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO
Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”
Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic
Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)
Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover”
Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO
Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest”
Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA
Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 1 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)
Sun, Sept 2 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)
Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial”
Sat, Sept 8 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial”
Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA
Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA
Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA
Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”
Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA
Fri, Oct 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Sat, Oct 6 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 20 – Dodge City (KS) Speedway WoO

 

 

 

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Shamrock Classic Results and Stories
10/10/18

Southern Illinois Center
DuQuoin, IL

Shamrock Classic

USAC National Midgets

45 cars

The event, promoted by Lauren Stewart, continues to gain momentum. Many efforts were made to involve youth and keep the crowd engaged during necessary down times for track prep. The building was as ventilated as possible with doors on both ends open throughout the night. For those pitting outside, it was decent weather for early March, but we could have done without the cool breeze.

Heat one (started): 1. Terry Babb 37 (1) 2. Tony Roney 1T (3) 3. CJ Leary 11A (2) 4. Justin Grant 17BC (4) 5. Jake Neuman 3N (7) 6. Thomas Meseraull 63 (5) 7. Glen Saville 37T (6) 8. Howard Moore 41 (8)

Heats were ten laps and used passing points to set up four Qualifiers that would follow. Bab led throughout. Meseraull was putting on a show, riding into fourth by lap two. He was collected when a third running Grant got a bit sideways (and kept going). Meseraull restarted at the tail, but it was too much to make up any ground. Leary shot by Grant on the last lap to grab third.

Heat two (started): 1. Kyle O’Gara 67F (1) 2. Zeb Wise 39BC (3) 3. Tyler Nelson 91 (8) 4. Zane Hendricks 27z (2) 5. Mark Chisholm 56x (5) 6. Kyle May 39 (7) 7. Joe B. Miller 51B (4) 8. Andy Bradley 49 (6)

Four car pileups on the first two tries at green slowed things down. O’Gara led the distance after that. Miller ran second with Wise third. Their battle was entertaining. Wise inched by on the white flag lap, and Miller would spin in turn one, ending his shot at a good run. Nelson was in the first tangle, but rebounded for third.

Heat three (started): 1. Brent Beauchamp 11 (1) 2. Gage Walker 7 (5) 3. Harli White 67K (7) 4. Dave Darland 68 (8) 5. Brayton Lynch 1K (2) 6. Josh Hawkins 80 (6) 7. Sam Johnson 72 (3) 8. Colten Cottle 37x (4)

Lynch got over the large infield berm early bringing caution. Beauchamp ran steadily up front for the distance. Walker jumped into second right away. Darland was collected by the Lynch spin, but would climb back to fourth. White ran a steady race in the Kunz midget and grabbed third on the restart for Lynch’s caution. Hawkins would tip over on lap three, and S. Johnson and Hawkins contacted on lap four, but the top four remained the same.

Heat four (started): 1. Ryan Robinson 71 (2) 2. Chad Boat 84 (7) 3. Tucker Klaasmeyer 27 (3) 4. Kevin Thomas Jr. 15 (4) 5. Daniel Robinson 57D (5) 6. Daniel Adler 50 (1) 7. Robert Bell 71.5 (6)

Adler led Klaasmeyer and Carrick early. Bell spun and exited on lap two. Carrick shot around his teammate Klaasmeyer on lap four for second. At that point, Boat emerged into the top four. Carrick would continue his charge, getting around Adler for the lead with three to go. Adler would got pitside, while Boat nipped by Klaasmeyer for second, becoming high-point driver in the heats.

Heat five (started): 1. Logan Seavey 67 (2) 2. Jerry Coons Jr. 25 (4) 3. Tyler Courtney 7BC (6) 4. Chris Andrews 95 (3) 5. Kory Schudy 28 (5) 6. Tony Lawrence 45 (1) DNS – Ryan Greth 4

Seavey led the distance. Coons move by Lawrence into second on lap two, and Courtney followed him into third. Lawrence and Andrews would tangle twice, but nothing changed up front.

Heat six (started): 1. Tyler Thomas 91T (2) 2. Tanner Carrick 71K (4) 3. Wesley Smith 44 (3) 4. Matt Moore 9 (5) 5. Ryan Hall 2 (6) 6. Spencer Bayston 97 (1) 7. Brady Bacon 76M (7)

T. Thomas led early over Bayston and Smith. Smith would use the low side to pass Bayston on lap two, and M. Moore would follow into third on lap three. Bacon was gaining on Bayston as well, when the two tangled and took themselves out of contention at the halfway point. Carrick would make the move of the race on the final lap, shooting from fourth to second.
Qualifier one (started, *Qualified for feature): 1. Beauchamp (3*) 2. Neuman (1) 3. R. Robinson (5*) 4. Carrick (4*) 5. Klaasmeyer (2) 6. Hall (7) 7. Boat (6) 8. Schudy (8) 9. Bayston (10) 10. S. Johnson (11) 11. Meseraull (9) DNS – Greth

12 lap Qualifiers ran the passing point system. Added to heat points, the top twelve drivers locked into the feature. The high-point drivers started sixth in the Qualifiers. Neuman led Beauchamp and R. Robinson early in this one. Meseraull was buried and got a bit sideways on lap four. Bayston spun to avoid and had to go to the rear, continuing his tough night. Meseraull would slow and collect Boat and Bayston, ending his night, and sending two fast cars to the back again. Beauchamp ran a steady race and got by Neuman with four to go to win it. Bayston was involved in yet another caution with S. Johnson late.

Qualifier two (started, *Qualified for feature): 1. Darland (3*) 2. Seavey (5*) 3. Bacon (9) 4. H. Moore (11) 5. Nelson (6*) 6. Courtney (4) 7. Hendricks (7) 8. May (8) 9. Grant (1) 10. Saville (10) 11. Smith (2)

Grant shot out from the pole early, ahead of teammate Courtney and Darland. The lead pair appeared gone until Grant spun, collecting Courtney. Both would have to restart at the tail, while Darland assumed the lead ahead of Seavey, Hendricks and Bacon, from ninth. Grant would tangle with Saville in turn one, while Hendricks had issues in turn three. Hendricks was working on a low side pass of Seavey at the time. Darland would lead the rest of the way and lock himself in the main. Seavey would be high-point man and start on the pole.

Qualifier three (started, *Qualified for feature): 1. Thomas Jr. (1*) 2. Leary (2) 3. T. Thomas (5*) 4. Roney (3) 5. Walker (6*) 6. Babb (4) 7. Miller (9) 8. Chisholm (7) 9. Lynch (8) 10. Bradley (10) DNS – Adler

Thomas Jr. led the distance over Leary. T. Thomas passed Roney for third on lap five. Bradley would flip after the checkers. He was unhurt and back for the B.

Qualifier four (started, *Qualified for feature): 1. M. Moore (2*) 2. Andrews (1) 3. Wise (3*) 4. Coons (5*) 5. D. Robinson (7) 6. Hawkins (8) 7. Bell (10) 8. O’Gara (4) 9. Lawrence (9) 10. White (6) 11. Cottle (11)

Andrews led M. Moore and Wise early. In the only non-stop event of the night, M. Moore would get by Andrews for the led at the halfway point.

B main one (started): 1. Leary (1) 2. Boat (2) 3. Neuman (3) 4. Babb (5) / 5. O’Gara (7) 6. H. Moore (4) 7. White (8) 8. Chisholm (10) 9. S. Johnson (14) 10. Miller (11) 11. Cottle (16) 12. Smith (13) 13. Klaasmeyer (6) 14. Bradley (15) 15. Lynch (12) 16. Bell (9) DNS – Adler

15-lap B’s took the top four to the A. Leary led the distance. Neuman was second until Boat shot by on lap eight. Babb rode in the fourth and final transfer the whole distance.

B main two (started): 1. Roney (1) 2. D. Robinson (5) 3. Bacon (2) 4. Hawkins (7) / 5. Courtney (4) 6. Grant (11) 7. Hall (6) 8. Saville (14) 9. May (10) 10. Bayston (12) 11. Meseraull (15) 12. Lawrence (13) 13. Hendricks (8) 14. Schudy (9) 15. Greth (16) 16. Andrews (3)

Andrews spun from inside row two on the first lap. Everyone missed him. Roney led D. Robinson, Bacon and Hawkins in mostly single-file racing around the bottom. Courtney made a pass for fourth on a restart with three to go, but a second caution negated that move and he ended up one spot out of a transfer.

A main (started): 1. Seavey (1) 2. Beauchamp (2) 3. Wise (9) 4. R. Robinson (4) 5. Grant (21, prov.) 6. Darland (3) 7. Boat (14) 8. Walker (8) 9. Babb (18) 10. D. Robinson (15) 11. Carrick (10) 12. Neuman (16) 13. M. Moore (5) 14. Bacon (17) 15. Thomas Jr. (11) 16. Bayston (20, prov.) 17. Coons (7) 18. Roney (13) 19. T. Thomas (22) 20. Nelson (6) 21. Hawkins (19) 22. Leary (12)

The $3,900 to win feature was 50 laps. T. Thomas brought a backup car and had to start tail. Bayston and Grant used provisionals to start. Seavey led R. Robinson and Beauchamp early. On lap three, contact from another car sent Neuman sideways, collecting Grant. Both would continue. The leaders entered lapped traffic on lap eight. On lap 15, Hawkins went over the turn three infield berm, bringing the first of what would be many cautions. Wise was soon in the top four, but a lap 22 caution for Leary negated a pass of Beauchamp for third. He would regain that spot on the next restart, but Beauchamp would battle back under him. On lap 28, Beauchamp snuck under R. Robinson for second, with Seavey cruising out front. Wise would follow him into third a lap later. The top four was set from there. Grant was causing a stir after starting on the tail, and grabbed fifth using a middle groove with seven to go. The win was a popular one as Seavey is searching for Rookie of the Year honors with USAC this year. Grant grabbed the $500 Hard-charger Award from Priority Aviation, and the Kevin Thomas Jr./Jerry Coons Jr. cars received “Best Appearing” Awards.

 

 

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

November 18, 2017 – Over $250,000 in cash and contingencies were handed out Saturday night, November 18 at the 2017 Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup Series Banquet! The event, held at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa played host to over 600 attendees. Tony Bokhoven and Kris Krug presided as Masters of Ceremonies.

The contingency package was headlined by a giveaway of seven chassis. Each owner in all three sprint car classes was awarded a contingency (see prize list with winners below). The Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) again will provide insurance for all 2017 Knoxville point eligible drivers next season for wherever they may race. In addition, each driver qualifying for points will receive a $500,000 STIDA insurance policy, a gift certificate to Simpson Racing Products and a Gary Isom Safety Solutions driveline block.

After dinner, Promoter John McCoy and new Marketing Director Kendra Jacobs addressed the attendees. In addition to the thanks doled out to those who make Knoxville Raceway what it is, both expressed their excitement for the 2017 season and beyond. An emotional video dedicated to late promoter, Ralph Capitani, was played.

They also relayed the excitement generated from a 5% rise in attendance last season, as well as a record crowd at the 27th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. The 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores was the best attended event since the 50th edition in 2010.

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

The “Jr. Fan Club Drivers of the Year” were announced. Josh Schneiderman (410), McKenna Haase (360) and Ryan Leavitt (305) won in each class. Haase’s win was her fourth in a row. The three Allison family children were honored as the “Jr. Fan Club Fan of the Year”.

Mary Doyle and Spud Relsinger were named the honorees of the “Knoxville Raceway Fans of the Year” Award.

The "Lyle Boyd Hard Charger Award" awards the drivers who passed the most cars in A main events this season. Tyler Glass received the award in the 305 class, with Chris Morgan (360) and Davey Heskin (410) receiving the award in their respective classes.

RJ Johnson was named the “Sportsman of the Year” in the 410 class, while Tyler Groenendyk picked up the honor in the 360 class. Chris Walraven, won the award in the 305 class.

Bob Baker, the Executive Director of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, presented the “Heritage Award” to Knoxville Raceway track preparer, Chris Dunkin. Baker also announced the Award will now be presented in honor of Ralph “Cappy” Capitani. The new Bryan Clauson Suite Tower construction was also discussed.

Eric Bridger (305) Devin Kline (360), and Matt Juhl (410) were named “Rookie of the Year” in their respective classes.

“Owner/Team of the Year” Awards went out to the Dwight and Eric Bridger #81E (305), the Matt Moro #2m (360) and the KCP Racing #18 (410).

The big hardware went out last to the top five drivers in the Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series point standings. In the 305 class, Kelby Watt (5th), Ryan Leavitt (4th), Kade Higday (3rd), Chris Walraven (2nd) and Eric Bridger (champion) were honored.

In the 360 class, Calvin Landis (5th), Jamie Ball (4th), Ryan Giles (3rd), Clint Garner (2nd) and Matt Moro (champion) were honored. It was Moro’s second 360 track title. His first came in 2008.

In the 410 class, Terry McCarl (5th), Brooke Tatnell (4th), Austin McCarl (3rd), Brian Brown (2nd) and Ian Madsen (champion) were honored. For Madsen, it was his second championship, with his first title having come in 2014..

Contingency Winners by Draw (presented to owners)…

305 Class:

EMi Chassis: Matthew Stelzer
Vortex Wings: Joe Simbro, Brandon Worthington, Ryan Leavitt, Jon Hughes, Kelby Watt, Tyler Glass, Chris Walraven
HRP Wing: Rob Kubli, Kade Higday, Eric Bridger, Kevin Hetrick, Brad Comegys
Front and Rear Dirt Wheels: Mike Mayberry
Winters Front End Kit: Casey Greubel

360 Class:

Maxim Chassis: Troy Manteufel
J&J Chassis: Alan Zoutte
Vortex Wing: Chris Martin, Ryan Giles, White Lightning Motorsports, Clint Garner, Rob Weuve

Winters Rear-end: Tyler Groenendyk, Chris Morgan, Mitchell Alexander

Waterman Fuel Pump/VSE Shock Kit: John Anderson

Winters Rear-end/FSR Radiator: Tom Lenz

Front and Rear Dirt Wheels: Clint Garner, Sawyer Phillips, Nate Van Haaften

Winters Front-end Kit/FSR Radiator: Christian Bowman, Ricky Montgomery, Calvin Landis

VSE Shock Kit: White Lightning Motorsports, Matt Moro

Sweet Steering: McKenna Haase

Winters Front-end Kit: Joe Beaver

410 Class:

EMi Chassis: Brooke Tatnell
Maxim Chassis: Terry McCarl, AJ Moeller
J&J Chassis: Austin McCarl
Sweet Steering: Lynton Jeffrey

Vortex Wing/BMRS Line Kit: Matt Juhl, Josh Schneiderman

Winters Rear-end: Bobby Mincer, Davey Heskin, Dustin Selvage

Vortex Wing/Swindell Bleeder Kit: RJ Johnson, Dakota Hendrickson, Rager Phillips

Vortex Wing/Waterman Fuel Pump: Bob Weuve

VSE Shock Kit/Astro Titanium Bolt Kit: Brian Brown

All Pro Cylinder Heads: Tasker Phillips

Vortex Wing/Astro Titanium Bolt Kit: Ian Madsen

 

 

10/20/17

Lakeside Speedway

Kansas City, KS

WoO

36 cars

Jason Johnson (27th car out to time) set quick time on the 4/10-mile at 13.966 seconds. Kerry Madsen (22nd car out) was second quick, followed by Brian Brown (18th), Sheldon Haudenschild (28th), Shane Stewart (21st), Jac Haudenschild (12th), Brent Marks (32nd), Daryn Pittman (16th), Brad Sweet (2nd) and Dusty Zomer (35th). Curtis Evans was DQed after not slowing for the caution during his session.

Heat one (started): 1. S. Stewart 2 (2) 2. J. Johnson 41 (1) 3. Sweet 49 (3) 4. Brady Bacon 99 (4) 5. Ian Madsen 18 (5) / 6. Clyde Knipp 13 (6) 7. Hunter Schuerenberg 20N (7) 8. Ryan Bickett 17B (8) 9. Riley Kreisel 90 (9)

8-lap heats took the top five to the feature and the top two to the Dash. S. Stewart slid in front of J. Johnson in turn three on lap one and held on to win a mostly single-file affair. The top groove was dominant and already approaching the wall.

Heat two (started): 1. K. Madsen 2m (1) 2. J. Haudenschild (2) 3. Zomer 82 (3) 4. Tony Stewart 14 (5) 5. Brooke Tatnell 55 (8) / 6. Jeremy Schultz 5J (4) 7. Jordan Goldesberry 65 (7) 8. Wyatt Burks 11w (9) 9. Logan Schuchart 1s (6)

Schuchart slowed to a stop before a lap was complete and retired. A good battle between K. Madsen and J. Haudenschild for the lead went to the Aussie and he cruised to the win. After a disappointing qualifying effort, Tatnell came from outside row four to grab the final transfer from Schultz on lap five.

Heat three (started): 1. Brown 21 (1) 2. Marks 19 (2) 3. David Gravel 5 (3) 4. Kraig Kinser 11K (5) 5. Sammy Swindell 3 (4) / 6. Parker Price-Miller 4 (6) 7. Greg Wilson w20 (7) 8. Taylor Walton 13x (8) DNS – Danny Thoman 27

Thoman lost an engine in qualifying and scratched for the night. Price-Miller was penalized a row for jumping and restarted eighth. Marks led Brown and Gravel early. K. Kinser slowed a bit on the second lap and the caution was thrown. Since he picked it back up, he got his spot back. Marks chose the inside line on the restart over Brown, Gravel, Kinser and Swindell. While Brown surged to the front, Wilson slipped by Swindell into fifth. On lap five, Swindell would surge from seventh to fifth and grab the final transfer. Up front, Brown pulled away for the win.

Heat four (started): 1. S. Haudenschild 93 (1) 2. Pittman 9 (2) 3. Donny Schatz 15 (3) 4. Jason Sides 7s (6) 5. Lynton Jeffrey 12 (4) / 6. Jacob Allen 1a (5) 7. RJ Johnson 71A (7) 8. Curtis Evans 1P (9) 9. Joe B. Miller 51B (8)

S. Haudenschild looked strong in leading the distance. Pittman and Schatz had a good duel for the second Dash spot early in the heat.

Dash (started): 1. Brown (3) 2. S. Stewart (1) 3. S. Haudenschild (4) 4. J. Haudenschild (6) 5. K. Madsen (2) 6. J. Johnson (5) 7. Pittman (8) 8. Marks (7)

A push truck ran over J. Haudesnchild and he was given time to make repairs. Stewart led Brown and J. Haudenschild early. Brown would surge to the front and pull away on the second lap, earning the pole of the feature.

B main (started): 1. Schuchart (4) 2. Schuerenberg (6) 3. Price-Miller (5) 4. Allen (2) / 5. Knipp (3) 6. RJ Johnson (9) 7. Wilson (8) 8. Bickett (10) 9. Goldesberry (7) 10. Kreisel (13) 11. Miller (12) 12. Walton (11) 13. Burks (14) 14. Evans (15) 15. Schultz (1) DNS – Thoman

Schultz led the 12-lapper early over Schuchart, Allen and Knipp. Schuerenberg had things rolling through the middle and worked by Knipp for the fourth and final transfer on lap four. A lap later, the leader, Schultz flipped in turn three. Schuchart assumed the lead and took the outside on the double-file restart ahead of Allen, Schuerenberg, Price-Miller, Knipp and RJ Johnson. Schuerenberg would go around Allen for second when the green fell, with Price-Miller in tow.

A main (started): 1. Brown (1) 2. S. Haudenschild (4) 3. Schatz (12) 4. J. Johnson (6) 5. K. Madsen (5) 6. S. Stewart (2) 7. Gravel (11) 8. Sweet (9) 9. Pittman (7) 10. Schuchart (21) 11. I. Madsen (17) 12. Marks (8) 13. Bacon (13) 14. J. Haudenschild (3) 15. Sides (16) 16. Kinser (15) 17. Schuerenberg (22) 18. Zomer (10) 19. Price-Miller (23) 20. Wilson (25, prov.) 21. Tatnell (18) 22. Swindell (19) 23. T. Stewart (14) 24. Jeffrey (20) 25. Allen (24) 26. Knipp (26, prov.)

Brown led J. Haudenschild and Stewart early in the 30-lapper. K. Madsen was on the prowl and would take third on lap two. The leaders entered lapped traffic on lap seven. K. Madsen took off, grabbing second from J. Haudenschild on lap six, and slid in front of Brown for the lead on lap eight. He would check out on the field, dicing in and out of traffic. Meanwhile, S. Haudenschild battled his Dad for the third spot, taking it on lap ten. He would then trade second with Brown in another good battle that would eventually see Brown prevail. K. Madsen had opened up a half lap lead by lap 14. J. Haudenschild would work back by S. Haudenschild for third, with Brown right there in his sights. Disaster would strike K. Madsen 20 laps in, when he blew his right rear. He had lapped up to eleventh place, and restarted 12th. Brown assumed the lead and kept it the final ten laps. J. Haudenschild restarted second, but went backwards after that. Schatz would surge from fourth to second on the restart, but S. Haudenschild would reclaim second on lap 22. K. Madsen would climb back to finish in the top five. Schuchart was the hard-charger.

 

 

Ten Points Separate Madsen’s with Four Events Remaining for Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by Open Wheel 101!

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(Bill W) October 9, 2017 – Just ten points separate Kerry and Ian Madsen in the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com as the series heads into its final four races. Recent winners with the series have included Bill Balog and Dusty Zomer with the IRA, Brooke Tatnell at the Bill Waite Jr. Memorial in LaSalle, Illinois, Hunter Schuerenberg at the Queen’s Royale in Farmington, Missouri and Carson Macedo with the IRA and MOWA in Fairbury, Illinois.

The MOWA series will be back in action for a two-night event this weekend at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois, while the last two events on the schedule will be World of Outlaws showdowns at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas on October 20 and Salina Highbanks Speedway in Oklahoma on Saturday, October 21.

The Midwest Thunder schedule has seen 28 different winners in the 57 events contested. The top ten (excluding Platinum WoO drivers) in the standings see Kerry Madsen leading over Ian Madsen, Brian Brown, Brooke Tatnell, Terry McCarl, Tim Kaeding, Mark Dobmeier, Austin McCarl, Bill Balog and Brad Loyet.

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Sat, Oct 21 – Salina Highbanks Speedway (OK) WoO

Current Point Standings (Through 10/7/17) (Includes all drivers)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1011 (4)

Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1001 (7)

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 725 (6)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 710 (5)

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 709 (2)

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)

Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 479 (2)

David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 463 (3)

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 414 (1)

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 397 (1)

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 376

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 375 (3)

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 365 (2)

Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO, 349 (1)

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 316 (3)

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 301 (1)

Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA, 274

Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 270 (1)

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 230 (1)

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 215

Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 209

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 191

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 190 (1)

Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 175 (2)

Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 175 (2)

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 173

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 172

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 169

Jason Sides,Bartlett, TN, 166

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 148

Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH, 144 (1)

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 143

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 142

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 138 (1)

Jim Moughan Jr., Springfield, IL, 137

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 132

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 131

Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 130

Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 126 (1)

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 114

Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 110

Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 103

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 103

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 100

Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 98

Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA, 97 (1)

Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 91

Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 88 (1)

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 88

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 88

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 80

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 80

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 79

Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 78
Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 78

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 74

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 72

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 72

Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 72

AJ Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 70

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 68

Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 68

Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA, 65

Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 64 (1)

Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 63

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 60

Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 56

Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 48

Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 46

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 46

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 46

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 46

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 42

Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 41

Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 41

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 40

Carson Short, Marion, IL, 40

Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 39

Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA, 38

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 36

Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 35

Joey Montgomery, Fredericktown, MO, 35

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 34

Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 32

Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 32

Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 32

Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 30

Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 28

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 26

Jeff Wurst, Bonne Terre, MO, 25

Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 24

Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA, 22

Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA, 20

James McFadden, Alice Springs, NT, Aust., 20

Trey Datweiler, Herscher, IL, 20

Scott Bogucki, McLaren, SA, Aust., 18

Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 18

Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 18

Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 18

Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 18

Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 18

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 18

Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI, 18

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 18

Kory Bales, Fredericktown, MO, 18

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 16

Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA, 16

Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN, 16

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 16

Christopher Bell, Norman, OK, 14

Clyde Knipp, California, MO, 14

Dustin Adams, Crystal City, MO, 14

Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 12

Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 12

Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 12

Max McGhee, Camby, IN, 12

Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA, 10

Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 10

CJ Leary, Greenfield, IN, 10

Dennis Spitz, Lewisburg, KY, 10

Eric Schulz, Sioux Falls, SD, 8

Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 8

John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 8

Patrick Budde, Bartelso, IL, 8

Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Caleb Armstrong, New Castle, IN, 6

Bill Boles, Harris, IA, 6

AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 6

Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 6

Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 6

Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 6

George Crawford, Springfield, IL, 6

Michael Decker, Silver Lake, WI, 6

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA, 4

Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA, 4

Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 4

Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 4

Dean Brown, Springfield, MN, 4

Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL, 4

Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH, 4

Dennis Spitz, Lewisburg, KY, 4

Jim Fifield, Hewitt, IL, 4

Matt Vandervere, Zion, IL, 2

Max Stambaugh, Lima, OH, 2

John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, SD, 2

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 2

Trevor Serbus, Olivia, MN, 2

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 2

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2

Heikkenen Patrick, Eveleth, MN, 2

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

Fri, April 7 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO)
Sat, April 8 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, April 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Sat, April 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, April 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Fri, May 5 – Missouri State Fair Speedway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, May 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, May 12 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, May 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Sun, May 21 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA (Rain)
Fri, May 26 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Thur, June 1 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, June 2 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, June 3 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Thur, June 8 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, June 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sun, June 11 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars (Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH)
Tue, June 13 – Eagle Raceway (NE) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, June 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, June 17 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD)
Sat, June 17 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Rain)
Tue, June 20 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, June 23 – West Liberty (IA) Speedway WoO (Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK)
Fri, June 23 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH)
Sat, June 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO)
Tue, June 27 – The Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Thur, June 29 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO (Rain)
Fri, June 30 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA)
Sat, July 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Thur, July 6 - Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO (Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN)
Fri, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, July 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, July 14 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA)

Sat, July 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND)
Sat, July 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Wed, July 26 – Peoria Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rain)
Thur, July 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rain)
Fri, July 28 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Fri, July 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, July 29 – Macon Speedway (IL) MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Fri, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK)
Sat, Aug 5 – I-55 Raceway “Ironman 55” (MO) WoO (Rain)
Sun, Aug 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Mon, Aug 7 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge (Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK)
Wed, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Thur, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only) (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)
Sat, Aug 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, Aug 18 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, Aug 19 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)

Sat, Aug 19 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Rain)

Sun, Aug 20 – Nodak Speedway (ND) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, Aug 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Thurs, Aug 30 – Peoria Speedway (IL) MOWA (Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL)
Fri, Sept 1 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Rain)

Fri, Sept 1 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Sept 2 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, Sept 8 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, Sept 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL)
Sat, Sept 9 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) Jerry Richert Memorial (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, Sept 9 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) Tom Knowles Memorial (Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO)

Wed, Sept 13 – Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, Sept 15 – Clay County Fair Speedway (IA) IRA (Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD)
Sat, Sept 16 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA (Rain)

Sun, Sept 24 – LaSalle Speedway (IL) Bill Waite Jr. Memorial IRA/MOWA (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, Sept 30 – St. Francois County Raceway (MO) Queen’s Royale (Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO)
Fri, Oct 6 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA/IRA (Rain)
Sat, Oct 7 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA/IRA (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA)
Fri, Oct 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Oct 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, Oct 20 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 21 – Salina Highbanks Speedway (OK) WoO

Point System

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

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

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9/23/17

Lincoln Speedway

Abbottstown, PA

Kasey Kahne Dirt Classic

37 cars

Lincoln Speedway was in great shape tonight. Constant upgrades to the track are appreciated by fans, and another large throng was on hand.

TJ Stutts (6th car out to time) set quick time at 13.547 seconds. Jim Siegel (1st car out) was second quick, followed by Lucas Wolfe (12th), Gerard McIntyre Jr. (8th), Freddie Rahmer (10th), Lance Dewease (19th), Brian Brown (9th), Brian Montieth (7th), Dale Blaney (2nd) and Cory Haas (5th). Coming out early was a definite plus.

Heat one (started): 1. Stutts 11 (1) 2. Dewease 69K (2) 3. Greg Hodnett 27 (5) 4. Matt Campbell 16c (7) 5. Brandon Rahmer 88 (4) 6. Tim Wagaman 1* (6) 7. Eric Tomecek 1w (3) 8. Robbie Kendall 55K (8)

Two rounds of 8-lap heats were run with the first being lined up heads-up by time. It got off to a bad start for Kendall who broke a front end, and Tomecek who got upside down in turn one. Both were done. Stutts led the distance in a mostly single-file affair.

Heat two (started): 1. Brown 21B (2) 2. Chad Trout 1x (4) 3. Siegel 59 (1) 4. Danny Dietrich 48 (5) 5. Austin McCarl 17A (3) 6. Tim Glatfelter 69 (6) 7. Landon Myers 19m (7) 8. Joe Kata III 10 (8)

Brown lead the distance on the cushion. Dietrich passed A. McCarl for fourth on lap five. A. McCarl shucked a driveline after the checkers and was done for the night.

Heat three (started): 1. Wolfe 24 (1) 2. Montieth 21 (2) 3. Brock Zearfoss 3z (7) 4. Terry McCarl 24T (4) 5. Tyler Ross 5 (5) 6. Glenndon Forsythe 2w (3) 7. Randy Baughman 3B (6)

Wolfe led Montieth and T. McCarl early. Zearfoss shot from the tail to fourth by lap three. Debris on the track caused a caution with two to go. Wolfe led Montieth, T. McCarl, Zearfoss and Forsythe back to green. Zearfoss would pass T. McCarl for third on lap seven, while Ross took fifth from Forsythe.

Heat four (started): 1. McIntyre Jr. 16 (1) 2. Kerry Madsen 2m (5) 3. James McFadden 3 (4) 4. Anthony Macri 39m (3) 5. Tim Kaeding 3K (7) 6. Dale Blaney 1 (2) 7. Chris Arnold 23 (6)

McIntured led Macri and Madsen early. McFadden shot around Blaney for fourth on lap four, while Madsen took second from Macri. McFadden would explode on the low side of turn one to slide in front of Macri on lap seven to take third. Kaeding got by Dale Blaney on the last lap.

Heat five (started): 1. Rahmer 51 (1) 2. Haas 39 (2) 3. Trey Starks 44 (4) 4. JJ Grasso 37 (6) 5. Alan Krimes 87 (3) 6. Dave Blaney 71m (5) 7. Scott Fisher 21T (7)

Mostly single-file here other than a Grasso pass of Krimes for fourth on lap three.

Heat six (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Wagaman (1) 2. Hodnett (4*) 3. Campbell (2) 4. B. Rahmer (3*) 5. Dewease (5*) 6. Stutts (6*) DNS – Kendall, Tomecek

Wagaman led wire to wire. Hodnett grabbed second from Campbell at the halfway point.

Heat seven (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Dietrich (4*) 2. Glatfelter (1) 3. Trout (3*) 4. Siegel (6*) 5. Montieth (5*) 6. Myers (2) 7. Kata (7) DNS – A. McCarl

Glatfelter led early from Myers and Dietrich. Trout raced by Dietrich for the third spot, but Danny fired back the nexgt lap shooting around two cars to grab second. Trout recaptured third from Myers with two to go. Dietrich completed his run to the front with a pass of Glatfelter coming for the white flag.

Heat eight (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Montieth (6*) 2. Zearfoss 3z (1) 3. Ross (3) 4. T. McCarl (4*) 5. Wolfe (7*) 6. Baughman (2) 7. Forsythe (5)

T. McCarl slid in front of Baughman, who contacted his nerf bar and flipped in turn three, collecting Forsythe. Both were done for the night. Once green, Zearfoss led T. McCarl and Montieth. Montieth dominated grabbing second on lap two, and leading at the halfway point to become the high point man for the night.

Heat nine (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Madsen (3*) 2. McFadden (4*) 3. Kaeding (1) 4. McIntyre (7*) 5. Macri (5*) 6. Dale Blaney (6*) 7. Arnold (2)

Mostly single-file here most of the way, with McIntyre impressing early with passes of Blaney and Macri to move into fourth and secure a front row starting spot in the finale.

Heat ten (started): 1. Grasso (2*) 2. Starks (4*) 3. Dave Blaney (3) 4. Haas (6*) 5. F. Rahmer (7*) 6. Fisher (1) 7. Krimes (5)

Fisher led Grasso and Starks early. Grasso took the lead on lap two and pulled away. Starks followed him into second, with Blaney taking third on lap three. Krimes exited on the first lap.

B main (started): 1. Ross (1) 2. Krimes (3) 3. Zearfoss (5) 4. Campbell (6) / 5. Wagaman (2) 6. Dave Blaney (7) 7. Glatfelter (4) 8. Kaeding (9) 9. Myers (11) 10. Arnold (8) 11. Fisher (10) DNS – Forsythe, Kendall, Tomecek, A. McCarl, Baughman, Kata

Ross led the distance in the 12-lapper. Zearfoss took fourth on lap two. Krimes grabbed second from Wagaman on lap six for second, while Zearfoss followed him into third on lap 9. Campbell shot around Wagaman for the final transfer in the last corner coming to the checkers.

A main (started): 1. Dewease (8) 2. Dietrich (15) 3. Wolfe (3) 4. McIntyre (2) 5. McFadden (11) 6. Grasso (20) 7. Hodnett (14) 8. Trout (10) 9. Madsen (12) 10. Cambpell (24) 11. Dale Blaney (19) 12. Brown (7) 13. Zearfoss (23) 14. Haas (9) 15. Starks (13) 16. Stutts (4) 17. Siegel (5) 18. F. Rahmer (6) 19. Ross (21) 20. Montieth (1) 21. Macri (16) 22. B. Rahmer (18) 23. T. McCarl (17) 24. Krimes (22)

Montieth led early in the 40-lapper ahead of McIntyre, Wolfe, Siegel and Dewease. F. Rahmer got around a low riding Dewease into the top five on lap three. Montieth pulled away and entered lapped traffic on lap 8. On lap 11, he slid in front of some traffic and got into the wall. That let McIntyre get by into the lead. Ross spun with 11 laps down. McIntyre led Montieth, F. Rahmer, who had moved into third, Wolfe and Siegel back to green. Haas spun on lap 15. Dewease had grabbed fifth. Montieth shot back into the lead on the restart. Dewease took third from F. Rahmer on lap 19. Eight laps later, the red flew for Macri who flipped in turn two. He was uninjured. As the field restarted, it was evident that Montieth’s right rear was going flat. As he took off it was evident and he had to turn ot the infield. Dewease worked his way to the pint ahead of McIntyre, Wolfe and F. Rahmer. Dietrich was on the move from lap eight and passed Wolfe for fourth on lap 29. Three laps later, he and F. Rahmer went back and forth for third. The two made contact, with Dietrich in third, and F. Rahmer stopping with a flat left rear. Dewease would lead the final seven laps to take the $20,000 win. Dietrich got by McIntyre for second, while Wolfe made a late pass for third. McIntyre finished fourth with McFadden fifth. Grasso was the hard-charger.

 

 

Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by Open Wheel 101 Sees Four Different Winners!

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(Bill W) September 11, 2017 – A busy Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com weekend saw four different winners in four events. Bret Tripplett became a first time winner with the series in taking the Herb Barlow Memorial in Jacksonville, Illinois on Friday. Also on Friday, Bill Balog picked up the victory with the IRA at Superior Speedway in Wisconsin. While Hunter Schuerenberg was winning Saturday night at Spoon River Speedway’s Tom Knowles Memorial near Canton, Illinois, Ian Madsen was claiming the prestigious Jerry Richert Memorial at Cedar Lake Speedway near New Richmond, Wisconsin. It was Ian’s series leading seventh win.
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The schedule is dominated by three IRA events this week. On Wednesday, the Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Illinois will be paying $4,000 to win and $400 to start. On Friday, the Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa will play host, followed by the Deer Creek Speedway near Spring Valley, Minnesota Saturday.

The Midwest Thunder schedule has seen 25 different winners in the 52 events contested. The top ten (excluding Platinum WoO drivers) in the standings see Kerry Madsen leading over Ian Madsen, Brian Brown, Brooke Tatnell, Tim Kaeding, Mark Dobmeier, Terry McCarl, Austin McCarl and Paul Nienhiser

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Wed, Sept 13 – Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) IRA
Fri, Sept 15 – Clay County Fair Speedway (IA) IRA
Sat, Sept 16 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA

Current Point Standings (Through 9/9/17) (Includes all drivers)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 971 (4)

Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 936 (7)

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 725 (6)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 710 (5)

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 709 (2)

Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 479 (2)

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 469

David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 463 (3)

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 414 (1)

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 397 (1)

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 386 (1)

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 372

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 365 (2)

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 310 (3)

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 301 (1)

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 290 (2)

Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO, 279 (1)

Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 270 (1)

Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA, 244

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 230 (1)

Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 209

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 190 (1)

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 175

Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 175 (2)

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 172

Jason Sides,Bartlett, TN, 166

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 151

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 151

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 148

Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH, 144 (1)

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 142

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 141

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 131

Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 130

Jim Moughan Jr., Springfield, IL, 119

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 113 (1)

Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 110

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 104

Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 103

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 100

Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 98

Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 91

Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 90 (1)

Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 88 (1)

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 84

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 82

Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 78
RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 78

Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 76

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 74

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 72

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 72

Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 72

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 68

Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 68

AJ Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 68

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 67

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 66

Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA, 65

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 65

Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 64 (1)

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 54

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 53

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 50

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 50

Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 46

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 46

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 46

Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 44

Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 43

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 42

Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 41

Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 41

Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 39

Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA, 38

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 34

Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 32

Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 32

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 32

Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 30

Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 28

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 26

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 26

Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 24

Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA, 22

Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA, 22

Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA, 20

James McFadden, Alice Springs, NT, Aust., 20

Scott Bogucki, McLaren, SA, Aust., 18

Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 18

Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 18

Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 18

Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 18

Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 18

Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 18

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 18

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 16

Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA, 16

Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN, 16

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 16

Andrew Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 14

Christopher Bell, Norman, OK, 14

Clyde Knipp, California, MO, 14

Dustin Adams, Crystal City, MO, 14

Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12

Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 12

Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 12

Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 12

Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA, 10

Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 10

CJ Leary, Greenfield, IN, 10

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Eric Schulz, Sioux Falls, SD, 8

Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Caleb Armstrong, New Castle, IN, 6

Bill Boles, Harris, IA, 6

AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 6

Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 6

Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 6

Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 6

George Crawford, Springfield, IL, 6

Michael Decker, Silver Lake, WI, 6

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA, 4

Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA, 4

Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 4

Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 4

Dean Brown, Springfield, MN, 4

Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL, 4

Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH, 4

Dennis Spitz, Lewisburg, KY, 4

Matt Vandervere, Zion, IL, 2

Max Stambaugh, Lima, OH, 2

John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, SD, 2

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 2

Trevor Serbus, Olivia, MN, 2

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 2

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2

Heikkenen Patrick, Eveleth, MN, 2

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

Fri, April 7 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO)
Sat, April 8 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, April 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Sat, April 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, April 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Fri, May 5 – Missouri State Fair Speedway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, May 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, May 12 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, May 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Sun, May 21 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA (Rain)
Fri, May 26 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Thur, June 1 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, June 2 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, June 3 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Thur, June 8 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, June 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sun, June 11 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars (Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH)
Tue, June 13 – Eagle Raceway (NE) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, June 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, June 17 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD)
Sat, June 17 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Rain)
Tue, June 20 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, June 23 – West Liberty (IA) Speedway WoO (Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK)
Fri, June 23 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH)
Sat, June 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO)
Tue, June 27 – The Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Thur, June 29 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO (Rain)
Fri, June 30 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA)
Sat, July 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Thur, July 6 - Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO (Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN)
Fri, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, July 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, July 14 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA)

Sat, July 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND)
Sat, July 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Wed, July 26 – Peoria Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rain)
Thur, July 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rain)
Fri, July 28 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Fri, July 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, July 29 – Macon Speedway (IL) MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Fri, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK)
Sat, Aug 5 – I-55 Raceway “Ironman 55” (MO) WoO (Rain)
Sun, Aug 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Mon, Aug 7 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge (Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK)
Wed, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Thur, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only) (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)
Sat, Aug 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, Aug 18 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, Aug 19 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)

Sat, Aug 19 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Rain)

Sun, Aug 20 – Nodak Speedway (ND) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, Aug 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Thurs, Aug 30 – Peoria Speedway (IL) MOWA (Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL)
Fri, Sept 1 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Rain)

Fri, Sept 1 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Sept 2 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, Sept 8 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, Sept 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL)
Sat, Sept 9 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) Jerry Richert Memorial (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, Sept 9 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) Tom Knowles Memorial (Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO)

Wed, Sept 13 – Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) IRA
Fri, Sept 15 – Clay County Fair Speedway (IA) IRA
Sat, Sept 16 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA

Sun, Sept 24 – LaSalle Speedway (IL) Bill Waite Jr. Memorial IRA/MOWA
Sat, Sept 30 – St. Francois County Raceway (MO) Queen’s Royale
Fri, Oct 6 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA/IRA
Sat, Oct 7 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA/IRA
Fri, Oct 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Oct 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, Oct 20 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 21 – Salina Highbanks Speedway (OK) WoO

Point System

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

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

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9/9/17

Spoon River Speedway

Canton, IL

Tom Knowles Memorial

33 MOWA Sprint Cars

21 POWRi Midgets

If the Tom Knowles Memorial isn’t on your bucket list, it should be! Spoon River is a mini-Eldora that sees sprint cars three-wide and midgets four and five-wide when the track is right. There was great racing again Saturday and that can be expected. The high speeds and close calls at said speeds keep you on the edge of your seat. The midgets don’t see these kinds of speeds this side of Belleville, so it is a must for any open wheel fan. The only slowdown of the night was for track prep, which was needed, but with different equipment. A sheeps-foot is not a tiller. It packs the track harder, which was not needed when the track is bending screwdrivers. A tiller is desperately needed for the open wheel cars at the Spoon, but I don’t know that there is one on the property. No matter, we had some great racing anyway.

MOWA

Spencer Bayston (27th car out to time) set quick time on the 3/8-mile high banks at 11.896 seconds. Bret Tripplett (4th car out) was second quick, followed by Jstin Peck (7th), Jimmy Hurley (23rd), Paul Nienhiser (14th), Brad Loyet (5th), George Crawford (31st), Hunter Schuerenberg (32nd), Bob Weuve (21st) and CJ Leary (6th). Bayston blew through the turn four cushion on his second lap and reeled across the grass towards the fence. Luckily, he saved it and brought it back for his heat. Parker Price-Miller had issues in hot laps and just took one lap at the end of qualifying. The same was true for John Schulz, as he and owner Jimmy Davies were trying to get their 360 tuned.

Heat one (started): 1. Bayston 39 (6) 2. Nienhiser 9 (5) 3. Mike Terry Jr. 85 (2) 4. Jeremy Standridge 10s (1) 5. Jacob Patton 79J (3) / 6. Logan Faucon 52F (7) 7. Bob Weuve 19 (4) 8. Trey Datweiler 23D (8) DNS – John Schulz 99

10 lap heats took the top five to the A. The top six qualifiers making the top four in the heats would constitute the first three rows of the A. Standridge led early, but Bayston was back screaming on the cushion up to third by the time the first lap was completed. Nienhiser followed into fourth on lap two. Bayston took second from Terry on lap three, and the lead from Standridge two circuits late. Nienhiser would also rocket around the top to take second on lap six. Terry worked by Standridge for third with two to go.

Heat two (started): 1. Jordan Goldesberry 65 (1) 2. Jake Blackhurst 25 (3) 3. Jim Moughan Jr. 1m (7) 4. Brad Loyet o5 (5) 5. Tripplett 22 (6) / 6. Tasker Phillips 7w (2) 7. Leary 30 (4) 8. Andy Baugh 6B (8)

Goldesberry led Phillips and Blackhurst early. The first caution of the night flew for Tripplett, who stopped in three on the third lap. Blackhurst used the restart to advance into second and Moughan took fourth from Loyet. Moughan then worked by Phillips for third. Phillips had a rough finish, ending up sixth behind Tripplett, who grabbed the last transfer after restarting at the tail.

Heat three (started): 1. Brinton Marvel 21 (4) 2. Danny Smith 4 (2) 3. Chris Urish 77u (3) 4. Ryan Bunton 6R (1) 5. Dustin Adams 3 (8) / 6. Crawford 57 (5) 7. Justin Standridge 01 (7) 8. Peck 5x (6)

Smith led Bunton and Peck early on. Crawford would spin with three laps in. That negated a Peck pass of Bunton for second. Peck would get it done on the restart, while Marvel took third from Bunton. It would end for Peck when he contacted the turn four wall five laps in, ending his night. Marvel, the fifteen-year-old son of Justin, would work around Smith, and Smith would reciprocate. Marvel moved into the lead in the last corner after a great race.

Heat four (started): 1. Schuerenberg 20 (5) 2. Joey Moughan 29 (3) 3. Parker Price-Miller 2 (2) 4. Josh Schneiderman 49 (1) 5. Blake Nimee 79 (4) / 6. Hurley 47 (6) 7. Aaron Andruskevitch 83 (7) 8. Dylan Tuxhorn 9T (8)

Moughan went around the first row to lead Price-Miller and Schneiderman early. Schuerenberg hugged the bottom picking off the top three until taking the lead on lap five. Price-Miller breathed down Moughan’s neck in the closing stages, but settled for third.

B main (started): 1. Leary (5) 2. Hurley (2) 3. Faucon (5) 4. Baugh (9) / 5. Phillips (6) 6. Datweiler (10) 7. Tuxhorn (11) 8. Weuve (4) 9. Crawford (1) 10. Ju. Standridge (8) 11. Andruskevitch (7) DNS – Peck, Schulz

The 12-lap B took the top four to the A. Hurley led at the outset over Faucon, Crawford and Leary. Leary, in his third night with a wing, caught his groove, grabbing third on lap three. Baugh moved by Crawford as well, and settled into the final transfer spot. Crawford would spin after contact with two laps down. Andruskevitch would stop and exit at the same time. Ju. Standridge was moving up, but stopped and exited on the tow rig on the restart. The second restart saw a spin by Weuve. Leary used the high side to continue his run, grabbing second from Faucon before a second Weuve spin. Leary would run down a low-riding Hurley and pass him coming off turn four on lap seven.

A main (started): 1. Schuerenberg (1) 2. Nienhiser (3) 3. Loyet (2) 4. Bayston (4) 5. Blackhurst (6) 6. Jo. Moughan (13) 7. Marvel (5) 8. Urish (10) 9. Tripplett (7) 10. Nimee (8) 11. Leary (12) 12. Price-Miller (16) 13. Hurley (11) 14. Patton (9) 15. Ji. Moughan (22) 16. Smith (15) 17. Bunton (19) 18. Terry Jr. (14) 19. Adams (24) 20. Schneiderman (20) 21. Faucon (21) 22. Baugh (23) 23. Je. Standridge (17) 24. Goldesberry (18)

Schuerenberg led Loyet and Bayston early in the 25-lapper. Smith did a 360 spin five laps in bringing the only caution. Schuerenberg led Loyet, Bayston, Nienhiser and Blackhurst back to green. The leaders entered lapped traffic on lap 11, and that’s when Nienhiser eased by Baytston for third. Rubber was starting lay hard on the surface. Schuerenberg found it, while Nienhiser snuck around Loyet on the high side for second on lap 16. Schuerenberg was able to add his name to the prestigious list of Tom Knowles Memorial winners for the first time.

POWRi

Heat one (started): 1. Spencer Bayston 97 (2) 2. Tanner Carrick 71K (1) 3. Tanner Thorson 67 (5) 4. Aidan Roosevans 6A (6) 5. Jake Neuman 3N (7) 6. Cody Weisensel 20 (3) 7. AJ Hill D33 (4)

Carrick led his Keith Kunz teammates Bayston and Thorson ealry in the 8-lapper. Bayston used the high side to run down Carrick and pass him for the lead on the sixth circuit. Meanwhile, there was great racing back in the pack between Roosevans and Neuman for fourth.

Heat two (started): 1. Tucker Klaasmeyer 27 (2) 2. Tyler Thomas 91T (6) 3. Holly Shelton 67K (3) 4. Logan Seavey 4A (5) 5. Brayton Lynch 1K (4) 6. Kyle Schuett 9K (7) 7. Jonathan Miller 56 (1)

Klaasmeyer led the distance. Thomas, who was hauling the mail on top, threw a slider on Shelton on lap six to take second.

Heat three (started): 1. Zeb Wise 39 (4) 2. Zach Daum 5D (5) 3. Gage Walker 57 (1) 4. Shelby Bosie 3B (6) 5. Robby McQuinn 09 (3) 6. Broc Hunnell F5 (7) 7. Chris Windom 5 (2)

Walker led Windom and Wise early. On lap two, it was a four-wide battle for the lead coming out of turn four, and the fourteen-year-old Wise emerged with the point. His smooth driving style is very impressive when midget fields are often plush with young carefree drivers. Keep your eyes on this one. Daum would check into second, getting by Windom on lap three. Disaster struck for Windom on the last lap, when he spun in turn four. It relegated him to the back of the feature.

A main (started): 1. Bayston (4) 2. Wise (1) 3. Thorson (6) 4. Seavey (11) 5. Windom (20) 6. Roosevans (8) 7. Thomas (2) 8. Carrick (7) 9. Shelton (10) 10. Klaasmeyer (5) 11. Walker (12) 12. Lynch (14) 13. Weisensel (18) 14. Bosie (9) 15. Daum (3) 16. Miller (19) 17. Hill (17) 18. McQuinn (16) 19. Neuman (13) 20. Hunnell (15) DNS – Schuett

Friday’s Jacksonville Herb Barlow Memorial winner Thomas led the 30-lapper early over Bayston and Wise. Thorson would move by Wise and into the top three on lap two. Bayston and Thorson would battle, with Bayston eventually running down Thomas and taking the lead on lap seven. Thorson would tangle with Thomas. That allowed Wise to shoot by them both into second. With twelve laps in, Neuman would launch over turn three and crash hard. He was o.k. The restart saw Bayston leading Wise, Thorson, Thomas and Seavey. Windom had come from the tail to tenth. Daum was cruising on the low side and slowly moving forward. He was fourth by the time Klaasmeyer suffered a flat left rear and stopped on lap 18. He took third from Thorson on the restart, and by lap 20, had moved under Wise for second. Three laps later, he had also disposed of Bayston in similar fashion. Bayston stayed close and with six laps to go, entered turn three through the middle. He came down on Daum, sending the #5D into a wild series of flips and briefly flames. After emerging, Daum walked to Bayston’s car presumably visiting about the cost of owning his own team and how much it costs when you destroy one. Bayston would lead the rest of the way, while a great race was going on for second. Thorson got by Wise with three to go, but the youngster battled back in some clean racing by both to take the runner-up spot on the last lap. Windom was the hard-charger, going from 20th to fifth. In Victory Lane, I counted tell if the crowd was booing Bayston resoundingly, or chanting “Kuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuunz”! It was another entertaining Tom Knowles Memorial for sure! Be there in 2018!

 

 

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9/8/17

Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, IL

Herb Barlow Memorial

27 MOWA Sprints

28 POWRi Midgets

MOWA

As always plenty of goodies were available to the drivers starting with the drivers’ meeting. The Barlow family always does a great job taking care of the competitors.

Paul Nienhiser (1st car out to time) set the standard in time trials at 10.456 seconds, just one-hundredth of a second better than second quick, Justin Peck (12th car out). Aaron Andruskevitch (21st car out) was third quick, ahead of Bret Tripplett (8th), Parker Price-Miller (6th), Mike Terry Jr. (17th), Spencer Bayston (27th), Bard Loyet (19th), Chris Urish (9th) and AJ Bruns (11th).

Heat one (started): 1. Bayston 39 (4) 2. Terry Babb 88 (2) 3. Nienhiser 9 (6) 4. Ryan Bunton 6R (1) 5. Tripplett 22 (5) / 6. AJ Bruns 15 (3) 7. CJ Leary 30 (7) 8. Jim Moughan Jr. 1m (8) 9. Justin Standridge 01 (9)

Heats were 10 laps and took the top five to the feature. The top six times finishing in the top four were eligible for the first three rows of the feature. Babb led Bayston and Bunton early. Ju. Standridge stopped after a lap was complete. Bayston took the lead and never looked back. Nienhiser grabbed third from Bunton on the restart. Most drivers exclusively hit the cushion in the heats with sliders used for passing.

Heat two (started): 1. Loyet o5 (4) 2. Peck 5x (6) 3. Danny Smith 4 (1) 4. Price-Miller 2 (5) 5. Jeremy Standridge 10s (8) / 6. Jacob Patton 79J (3) 7. Logan Faucon 52F (7) 8. Patrick Budde 90 (9) 9. Cory Bruns 42 (2)

Smith led Loyet and C. Bruns ealry. Peck was able to slide by Bruns into third on lap two. Price-Miller followed him into fourth the next lap. Loyet worked around Smith to lead lap seven. Peck followed him into second on the next circuit. C. Bruns hit the wall and stopped with two to go. Loyet held the lead over Peck, Smith and Price-Miller. Je. Standridge used the restart to take the last transfer spot from Patton.

Heat three (started): 1. Joe B. Miller 51B (2) 2. Urish 77u (4) 3. Andruskevitch 83 (6) 4. Joey Moughan 29 (1) 5. Jake Blackhurst 25 (3) / 6. Terry Jr. 85 (5) 7. Jimmy Hurley 47 (7) 8. George Crawford 57 (8) 9. Dylan Tuxhorn 32 (9)

The outside line was preferred and after the first lap, everyone made a parade around the cushion with no passing.

B main (started): 1. Leary (5) 2. Terry Jr. (1) 3. Hurley (7) 4. Patton (3) 5. Ju. Standridge (6) / 6. Tuxhorn (8) 7. Crawford (9) 8. Faucon (2) 9. Ji. Moughan (4) 10. Budde (10) DNS – AJ Bruns, C. Bruns

The 12-lapper started ugly. After the first start was called back for a Faucon jump, Terry slid up the track on the second, contacting Faucon, and collecting Moughan, Budde and Tuxhorn, who was the only one to continue. Hurley spun on the restart and went to the tail. Terry led Leary and Patton early, while Hurley quickly made it back up to fourth. On lap nine, Hurley got by Patton for third. Leary, making his second wing start ever, looked to gain confidence as the race went on. He passed Terry for the lead coming for the white flag.

A main (started): 1. Tripplett (3) 2. Price-Miller (2) 3. Loyet (7) 4. Nienhiser (6) 5. Andruskevitch (4) 6. Urish (8) 7. Blackhurst (9) 8. Babb (10) 9. Miller (13) 10. Patton (12) 11. Terry Jr. (11) 12. Jo. Moughan (16) 13. Bunton (14) 14. Smith (15) 15. Peck (5) 16. Leary (17) 17. Bayston (1) 18. Ju. Standridge (20) 19. Je. Standridge (19) 20. Hurley (18)

Bayton jumped out to the lead in the 25-lapper over Price-Miller and Tripplett. Loyet had moved into the top five by lap five, as the leaders entered traffic. Peck was running fourth on lap nine when he spun. The restart saw clear track ahead of Bayton, Price-Miller, Tripplett, Loyet and Andruskevitch. At the halfway point, rubber was laid through the middle of the track. Bayston suffered a flat tire, got high in turn three and made hard contact with the wall. As he pulled off, the lead was handed to Price-Miller. He, Tripplett and Loyet were nose to tail approaching traffic. With two to go, Price-Miller entered turn three a little low, giving Tripplett just enough room to pull beside him. Tripplett would carry that momentum around him to lead the last two laps and grab an exciting win. It was his first ever with the MOWA series.

POWRi Midgets

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Nick Knepper 55 (2*) 2. Tyler Thomas 91T (4*) 3. Tucker Klaasmeyer 27 (6*) 4. Jake Neuman 3N (7*) 5. Cody Wiesensel 20 (1) 6. Joey Moughan 29 (3) 7. Robby McQuinn 09 (5)

Eight lap heats took the top sixteen in passing points to the A main. Knepper led Thomas and Klaasmeyer the distance. McQuinn hit the turn one wall and flipped hard on the second lap. Moughan moved into fifth on the restart, but did all but flip his midget in turn two late in the race. He did well to save it, but couldn’t recover his position.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Gage Walker 57 (1*) 2. Kyle Schuett 9K (4) 3. Terry Babb 37x (5*) 4. Tanner Carrick 71K (2) 5. Brayton Lynch 1K (6*) 6. Aidan Roosevans 6A (3) 7. Aaron Schuck 53 (7)

Walker led wire to wire. Behind him, Roosevans and Carrick traded third place as they battled back and forth. Lynch spun at the halfway point, bringing a yellow. Walker led Schuett, Carrick, Babb and Roosevans back to green. Babb would use the restart to snag third from Carrick.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Colten Cottle 5c (1*) 2. Holly Shelton 67K (5*) 3. Spencer Bayston 97 (6*) 4. Zeb Wise 39 (7*) 5. Daniel Robinson 57D (3) 6. Shelby Bosie 3B (4) 7. Jonathan Miller 56 (2)

Cottle led Robinson and Shelton through lap one. Shelton slid in front of Robinson for second on lap two. Bayston was on the move from sixth as well and captured third. Wise was running the Clauson/Marshall #39.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Logan Seavey 4A (3*) 2. Andy Malpocker 22 (2*) 3. Broc Hunnell F5 (4*) 4. Zach Daum 5D (1*) DNS – Eric Johnson 82, Joey Wirth 77w, Andrew Felker 37

Three drivers were unable to start after attempting to do so. Daum shot out to a lead, while Seavey took second from Malpocker at the halfway point. Coming for the white flag, Daum would lose power and pull off while leading.

B main (started): 1. Carrick (1) 2. Roosevans (6) 3. Bosie (4) 4. Robinson (2) 5. Schuck (7) 6. McQuinn (8) / 7. Miller (9) 8. Moughan (5) 9. Wiesensel (3) 10. Johnson (10) 11. Wirth (11) DNS – Felker

Six cars were involved in a first lap pileup in turn three. Johnson and Wirth could not continue. Carrick led the 12-lapper over Bosie and Roosevans. It looked like things may go non-stop, before Moughan spun while in a transfer spot with one lap to go. Roosevans had just passed Bosie for second at that point. Robinson passed Schuck for fourth on the restart, while McQuinn nailed down the final transfer.

A main (started): 1. Thomas (4) 2. Seavey (1) 3. Bayston (8) 4. Wise (14) 5. Roosevans (18) 6. Malpocker (6) …

The 30-lapper was led early by Shelton over Thomas and Seavey. Knepper entered the top three, sliding in front of Seavey on lap three. A return slider by Seavey drew contact, but failed. On lap six, Thomas did a slider on Shelton for the lead. The caution flew on lap 12 for a spun Cottle. Walker and Bayston had been waging a great battle for fourth up to that point. Bayston would grab the spot after the restart, while Knepper and Seavey went at it again as well. Seavey would take that spot on lap 16. Two laps later, Babb flipped in turn one and was none too pleased with Walker when he emerged. The crash also collected Carrick. Thomas still held a lead, but Daum was up to fifth from fifteenth as well. Daum would gain third on lap 20, and second from Seavey on lap 22. At that point, Lynch would tip over. Thomas led Daum, Seavey, Bayston and a charging Wise back to green. It would only last a lap, as Knepper, Walker and Neuman were involved in an incident in turn four. Only Neuman would continue. Under caution, Daum would see his right rear go flat, hading second to Seavey. One last caution saw Bosie and Cottle involved. Thomas would pull away to win after a last ditch slide effort from Seavey. It was his fourth POWRi victory of the year, and tenth in his career.

 

 

9/2/17

Attica Raceway Park

Attica, OH

Attica Ambush Night #2 (Dirt Classic Qualifier)

All Stars

49 All Stars

29 305’s

All Stars

Make-up A main from Ohio Speedweek (started): 1. Tim Shaffer 49x (4) 2. Chad Kemenah 10H (6) 3. Cale Conley 7K (2) 4. Rob Chaney 83-70 (10) 5. Cole Duncan 22c (9) 6. Carson Macedo 3G (16) 7. Lee Jacobs 81 (8) 8. Ryan Smith 59 (7) 9. Max Stambaugh 33m (12) 10. Byron Reed 5 (11) 11. Caleb Helms 17 (20) 12. Travis Philo 5T (1) 13. Cale Thomas 91 (3) 14. Caleb Armstrong 7c (18) 15. Jordan Ryan 9m (17) 16. Craig Mintz 11N (22) 17. Dean Jacobs 8 (19) 18. Stuart Brubaker 9x-35s (23) 19. Brandon Spithaler 22 (5) 20. DJ Foos 23 (15) 21. Chris Andrews 2-16 (21) 22. Andrew Palker 57x (13) 23. Jody Keegan 60 (14) 24. Duane Zablocki 9z (24)

The feature was rained out before the green could fall in June during Ohio Speedweek. The 35-lapper saw Philo leading Conley, Thomas, Shaffer and Kemenah early. The leaders were in lapped traffic by lap six. On the tenth circuit, Shaffer passed Thomas for third, and then moved by Conley into second on the next lap. Duncan and Kemenah traded fifth at that point, with Kemenah eventually grabbing the spot back and moving by Thomas for fourth on lap 19. Four laps later, he was behind Philo and Shaffer in third with a pass of Conley. Mintz had motor issues and stopped to bring the only caution of the event with 29 laps down. Philo led Shaffer, Kemanh, Conley and Thomas back to green. A three-wide battle for the lead ensued after the restart. Kemenah would edge by Shaffer for second, but on lap 31, Shaffer shot from third to the lead. Kemenah followed Shaffer into second on lap 32. On the final lap, disaster struck for Philo, who blew a right rear. Thomas did the same coming out of turn four. He would play Ricky Bobby though, running to the finish line. Shaffer would cash in the $5,000 win, plus a $3,000 bonus for his third win during Speedweek. It was his 60th career All Star win, and his 15th at Attica (his second in a row after Friday’s win). Cody Jacobs spun the winning wrenches. Shaffer stated that motor was done for, and they’d have to change for the rest of the program. Macedo was the hard-charger.

The Dirt Classic format was used for Saturday’s full program. Points were accumulated in time trials and through two sets of heats. The first set of heats was lined heads-up by time, while the second set had an invert of eight, meaning quick-timers started in row four. Byron Reed and TJ Michael were both penalized in hot laps for not getting on the gas soon enough. They were relegated to one lap of qualifying at the end of the 49-car field.

DJ Foos (37th car out to time) set quick time at 12.315 seconds. Jordan Mackison (23rd car out) was second quick), followed by Max Stambaugh (48th), Cole Duncan (40th), Joey Saldana (29th), Travis Philo (9th), Rob C0) haney (24th), Carson Macedo (41st), Sammy Swindell (35th) and Cap Henry (43rd). The damp conditions led to the track coming in as time trials developed. Gary Taylor jumped the cushion and went over the berm in hot laps, actually breaking his frame. He was done for the night. Brandon Spithaler had issues with the motor in hot laps, but returned to qualify.

Heat one (started): 1. Foos 23 (1) 2. Philo 5T (2) 3. Cale Conley 7K (3) 4. Caleb Armstrong 7c (5) 5. Jordan Ryan 9m (4) 6. Broc Martin 97 (7) 7. Hunter Mackison 95 (6) 8. Trevor Baker 45 (9) 9. Roger Campbell 9c (8) DNS – Cale Thomas 91

Heats were eight laps in distance and worth 100 points to the winner. Foos led flag to flag. Armstrong and Ryan put on the best racing in this one, exchanging fourth a few times.

Heat two (started): 1. Caleb Helms 17 (4) 2. Dale Blaney 17B (3) 3. Chaney 70 (2) 4. J. Mackison 1080 (1) 5. Stuart Brubaker 35s (7) 6. Chris Andrews 16 (5) 7. Johnny Garvin Jr. 51 (8) 8. George Hobaugh 40 (9) 9. Gary Kriess 55 (10) 10. Dane Lorenc 00 (6)

Chaney led J. Mackison and Helms early. Helms moved into second on lap two. A bump from Garvin led to Lorenc stopping and bringing out a caution on lap three. Helms slid in front of Chaney on the restart, causing Chaney to almost stop. Blaney tagged him in the rear. While Helms and Blaney went on to the top two spots, Chaney went off the backstretch and came back to recover third.

Heat three (started): 1. Tyler Esh 35 (3) 2. Macedo 3G (2) 3. Lee Jacobs 81 (5) 4. Andrew Palker 57x (6) 5. Dean Jacobs 8 (4) 6. Duane Zablocki 9z (8) 7. Dan McCarron 22m (7) 8. Brent Matus 33 (9) 9. Max Stambaugh 33m (1) DNS – Brandon Spithaler 22

Macedo slid hard into Stambaugh to start the heat. Stambaugh was smacked off the top of turn two and exited after stopping and restarting. The contact relegated Macedo back to third behind Esh and L. Jacobs. He would recover to pass L. Jacobs for second on lap three. Palker also pressured L. Jacobs for third, but fell short.

Heat four (started): 1. Swindell 39 (2) 2. Duncan 22c (1) 3. Brady Bacon 99 (3) 4. Byron Reed 5 (5) 5. Justin Peck 5x (8) 6. Dan Kuriger 08 (9) 7. Brad Lamberson 27 (6) 8. Brandon Hanks 84 (7) 9. Craig Mintz 11N (4) DNS – Gary Taylor 1st

Swindell led the distance. Duncan took second from Mintz on lap two. Mintz would go up in smoke and exit on lap six.

Heat five (started): 1. Saldana 71 (1) 2. Henry 4 (2) 3. Tim Shaffer 49x (4) 4. Shawn Valenti 7 (5) 5. Chad Kemenah 10H (3) 6. Ryan Smith 59 (7) 7. Brandon Matus 13 (6) 8. TJ Michael 8m (8) DNS – Jody Keegan 60

Mostly a single-file affair.

Heat six (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Ryan (1*) 2. Martin (2) 3. Armstrong (4*) 4. Conley 7K (6*) 5. H. Mackison (3) 6. Philo (5*) 7. Baker (7) 8. Foos (8*) 9. Campbell (9) DNS – Thomas

The second set of heats mirrored the first set, with heat six constituting the same cars that were in heat one and so on.

Campbell and Foos came together to start the heat, and Foos took a wild ride down the frontstretch. He was uninjured and would return for the feature. H. Mackison was penalized a row for being late to staging. Ryan assumed the pole and led wire to wire. Philo would bring another caution out with a lap down.

Heat seven (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Brubaker (2) 2. Andrews (4*) 3. Garvin (1) 4. Blaney (6*) 5. Helms (5*) 6. Lorenc (3) 7. J. Mackison (8*) 8. Kriess (10) 9. Hobaugh (9) 10. Chaney (7*)

Chaney flipped on the backstretch on lap one. He would return for the main even.t. Brubaker held off Andrews for the win.

Heat eight (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Palker (2*) 2. Zablocki (1) 3. L. Jacobs (3*) 4. Macedo (6*) 5. D. Jacobs (4) 6. Esh (5*) 7. Stambaugh (7) 8. McCarron (8) 9. Bre. Matus (9) DNS – Spithaler

Palker led throughout. Macedo supplied the most action, passing D. Jacobs for fourth on lap five and pushing L. Jacobs to the checkers.

Heat nine (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Peck (1) 2. Reed (4*) 3. Bacon (6*) 4. Duncan (8*) 5. Swindell (5*) 6. Hanks (2) 7. Lamberson (3) 8. Kuriger (7) DNS – Mintz, Taylor

Peck led flag to flag. Reed snagged second from Hanks on lap two, and Bacon followed into third a lap later. Duncan’s run to fourth gave him high points honors and the pole of the feature.

Heat ten (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Smith (2) 2. Shaffer (3) 3. Henry (6*) 4. Bra. Matus (1) 5. Saldana (7*) 6. Kemenah (5) 7. Valenti (4) 8. Michael (8) DNS – Keegan

Smith led flag to flag. Shaffer shot by Matus into second on lap two. Henry snagged third on lap six.

C main (started): 1. McCarron (1) 2. Hobaugh (2) / 3. Campbell (5) 4. Michael (3) 5. Bre. Matus (4) DNS – Mintz, C. Thomas, Keegan, Spithaler, Taylor

The 8-lapper took the top two to the tail of the B.

B main (started): 1. Kemenah (1) 2. Shaffer (2) 3. Martin (6) 4. Peck (9) / 5. Smith (8) 6. D. Jacobs (4) 7. Zablocki (10) 8. Stambaugh (3) 9. Valenti (7) 10. H. Mackison (13) 11. McCarron (19) 12. Bra. Matus (15) 13. Garvin (11) 14. Hobaugh (18) 15. Baker (17) 16. Lorenc (14) 17. Lamberson (12) 18. Hanks (16) 19. Brubaker (5) DNS – Kuriger

The 12-lap B took the top four to the A main. Kemenah and Shaffer led throughout . Contact between Baker and Bra. Matus started things. Meanwhile, Hanks and Lorenc tangled in turn two. Martin took third from D. Jacobs on lap six and Peck came from ninth to also pass D. Jacobs for the final transfer coming for the white flag.

A main (started): 1. Saldana (2) 2. Duncan (1) 3. Henry (3) 4. Philo (7) 5. Andrews (20) 6. Reed (16) 7. Shaffer (22) 8. Swindell (6) 9. Kemenah (21) 10. Foos (5) 11. Smith (25, prov.) 12. Helms (13) 13. Bacon (10) 14. Armstrong (15) 15. Esh (12) 16. Bra. Matus (26, prov.) 17. Ryan (19) 18. Conley (9) 19. Peck (24) 20. J. Mackison (11) 21. Blaney (8) 22. Macedo (4) 23. Martin (23) 24. L. Jacobs (14) 25. Palker (18) 26. Chaney (17)

After his flip earlier in the night, Chaney took a lap and pulled off. Duncan led the 40-lapper early over Saldana, Henry and Macedo. The leaders hit lapped traffic on lap six, but Armstrong would get over the turn two berm, bringing a caution eight laps in. Duncan pulled away again from the same trio. Macedo’s fourth place run came to an end when his cushion bucking eventually got him upside down with 14 laps counted. He was o.k., and an open red was called. Blaney also changed out a nose wing in Josh Baughman’s machine. Bacon and Philo had been battling hard for fifth, with Bacon prevailing. Foos went over the top while running tenth on the restart. Saldana made a bid on the leader when the green fell, and Bacon worked by Swindell into fourth. On lap 20, Peck flipped over turn one. He was unhurt. Duncan led Saldana, Henry, Bacon and Philo at that point. Andrews had gone from 20th to seventh. Duncan was back in lapped traffic on lap 28, but five laps later, Armstrong got over the berm again, bringing a second yellow. Bacon, who looked like he had a podium car, had worked on diamonding one and two, but his run was cut short on lap 37 when he spun. The restart with three laps to go, saw Saldana slide under Duncan in turn two to take the lead and pull away. Duncan held onto second, ahead of Henry, Philo and the hard-charging Andrews. Saldana’s 73rd career All Star win was worth $10,000 and gave him a golden ticket to the Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway in three weeks.

305’s

Heat one (started): 1. Dustin Stroup 21 (6) 2. Ryan French 26 (2) 3. Luke Griffith 11G (3) 4. Jerry Dahms 75 (7) / 5. Frank Neill 88N (4) 6. Justin Adams 09 (5) 7. Tad Peck 63 (8) 8. Kyle Peters 97 (1)

Eight lap heats took the top four to the feature, with the top three redrawing. French led K. Peters and Griffith early. Stroup was storming the top and grabbed third from Griffith on lap two. Peters would tip over on the backstretch. He was unhurt. French led Stroup, Griffith, Neill and Dahms back to green. Stroup would bang the cushion into the lead on lap 5, while Dahms snagged the final transfer.

Heat two (started): 1. Ricky Peterson 2 (4) 2. Kyle Capodice 12 (2) 3. Chase Dunham 66D (5) 4. Matt Lucius 47 (3) / 5. Seth Schneider 36 (6) 6. Joe Armbruster 73 (1) 7. Ray Moon 18R (7)

Capodice led early, but R. Peterson was persistent and took the point with two to go.

Heat three (started): 1. John Ivy 77i (3) 2. Paul Weaver 1w (4) 3. Kelsey Ivy 20i (1) 4. Cody Bova 20B (2) / 5. Tyler Street 4* (5) 6. James Taddeo 4T (6) 7. Bobby Clark 8 (7)

K. Ivy led her Dad J. Ivy and Weaver early. The three waged an entertaining battle throughout, often going three wide out fo turn four. J. Ivy would emerge with the lead at the halfway point, while Weaver would settle into second coming for the white flag.

Heat four (started): 1. Steve Rando 19R (1) 2. Landon LaLonde 2L (2) 3. Matt Foos 2F (4) 4. Dustin Rall 9R (6) / 5. Jason Keckler 25 (3) 6. Luke Daugherty 14 (5) DNS – Stuart Williams 46AU

LaLonde held off Rando for the lead all the way until the last lap in an exciting finish.

B main (started): 1. Schneider (2) 2. Keckler (4) 3. Street (3) 4. Clark (11) 5. Neill (1) 6. Peters (12) / 7. Adams (5) 8. Taddeo (7) 9. Daugherty (8) 10. Armbruster (6) 11. Peck (9) 12. Moon (10) DNS – Williams

Schneider led Neill, Street and Keckler early in the 10-lapper that took the top six to the main event.. Keckler would move from fourth to second on lap two. Clark tagged Taddeo on lap four in a move into the sixth and final transfer. He would continue his charge up to fourth.

A main (started): 1. Capodice (1) 2 Rando (6) 3. Dunham (2) 4. J. Ivy (9) 5. R. Peterson (12) 6. Schneider (17) 7. Stroup (3) 8. Clark (20) 9. Keckler (18) 10. Bova (15) 11. K. Ivy (8) 12. Foos (10) 13. Lucius (14) 14. Street (19) 15. Neill (21) 16. Rall (16) 17. LaLonde (5) 18. French (4) 19. Griffith (7) 20. Dahms (13) 21. Weaver (11) 22. Peters (22)

Dahms and Peters came together in turn four to start things. Schneider would come to a stop after the second try at green in the 25-lapper. Dunham led Capodice and Stroup in the early going. Rando would move by Stroup into third on lap five. Stroup would drive over the top of turn two on lap eight, but kept it going. Rall wasn’t as lucky when he caught an infield tire and brought a caution. Dunham led Capodice, Rando, LaLonde and Peterson back to green. J. Ivy would enter the top five on the restart, while he Peterson, and LaLonde tangled in a three-way duel for fourth, fifth and sixth. Griffith would break down on lap 16. Now Dunham’s lead came over Capodice, Rando, J. Ivy and Peterson, following LaLonde going over the berm. With five laps to go, the final caution came for Street. Dunham was shaky after the restart, fish-tailing in front of Capodice. He lost his momentum and Capodice struck into the point on the last lap for the exciting win. Rando followed him into second. Clark was the hard-charger.

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9/1/17

Attica Raceway Park

Attica, OH

Attica Ambush Night #1

FAST Series

32 cars

The cars were divided into four heat groups for qualifying. Brady Bacon (12.651), Chris Andrews (12.463), Carson Macedo (quick time overall at 12.128 seconds on the 1/3-mile oval, and Craig Mintz (12.208) were quickest in their respective groups.

Heat one (started): 1. Jody Keegan 60 (2) 2. Cap Henry 4 (5) 3. Justin Peck 5x (7) 4. Bacon 99 (4) 5. Cole Duncan 22 (1) / 6. Dean Jacobs 8 (3) 7. Gary Taylor 1st (6) 8. Ryan Broughton 22B (8)

8 laps heats took the top two to the redraw, and the top five to the feature. Broughton spun before a lap could be completed. Keegan led Henry, who tagged D. Jacobs and Bacon early. While Keegan pulled away, Bacon and Peck exchanged the third spot at least five times. Peck eventually prevailed. Duncan had dropped from the pole to sixth, but got by D. Jacobs for the final transfer on the last lap in an action packed heat.

Heat two (started): 1. Travis Philo 5T (2) 2. Tim Shaffer 49x (3) 3. Chris Andrews 16 (4) 4. Dan McCarron 22m (6) 5. Duane Zablocki 9z (7) / 6. Shawn Valenti 7 (1) 7. Brandon Hanks 84 (5) DNS – Brandon Moore 1m

Philo led the distance. McCarron was second dearly ahead of Shaffer, but Shaffer would charge into the runner-up spot on lap two. Andrews secured third from McCarron at the halfway point.

Heat three (started): 1. Brian Lay 45 (2) 2. Tyler Gunn 68G (1) 3. Dale Blaney 17 (3) 4. Joey Saldana 71 (7) 5. Stuart Brubaker 9x (6) / 6. Macedo 70 (4) 7. Cale Conley 7K (5) 8. Cody Gallogly 27 (8)

Lay led Gunn and Macedo early. On the second lap, Macedo slid into second, while Saldana secured fifth and a transfer spot. With two to go, Macedo faded, slowing to sixth at the checkers. Brubaker just edged him at the line. Blaney was in the Josh Baughman Racing #17. Josh had failed to find a flight out of Texas due to Hurricane Harvey.

Heat four (started): 1. Rob Chaney 83 (2) 2. Broc Martin 97 (1) 3. Mintz 11N (4) 4. Andrew Palker 57x (3) 5. Byron Reed 5 (6) / 6. DJ Foos 23 (5) 7. Lee Jacobs 81 (7) 8. Steve Butler 4B (8)

Chaney led wire to wire. The best battle was for the final transfer. L. Jacobs grabbed it from Reed on lap two, but Reed battled back to regain it two laps later.

B main (started): 1. Foos (4) 2. Macedo (3) 3. D. Jacobs (1) 4. Valenti (2) / 5. L. Jacobs (8) 6. Taylor (5) 7. Conley (7) 8. Broughton (9) 9. Gallogly (11) 10. Moore (10) 11. Butler (12) 12. Hanks (6)

D. Jacobs led Foos, Macedo and Valenti early in the 10-lapper. Valenti worked by Macedo on lap two for third. A caution for a tractor tire on the track came three laps in. D. Jacobs led Foos, Valenti, Macedo, Taylor and L. Jacobs back to green. Foos dove into the lead with an aggressive slider, and Macedo retook third at that point. Macedo would carry his momentum into second. Hanks drove off the track in turn four and retired early.

A main (started): 1. Shaffer (6) 2. Martin (7) 3. Reed (14) 4. Saldana (15) 5. Palker (5) 6. Bacon (13) 7. Mintz (2) 8. Duncan (18) 9. Zablocki (17) 10. Foos (19) 11. McCarron (16) 12. Macedo (20) 13. Andrews (12) 14. Henry (4) 15. Blaney (11) 16. Keegan (10) 17. Gunn (8) 18. Lay (1) 19. Chaney (3) 20. D. Jacobs (21) 21. Philo (23) 22. Valenti (22) 23. Peck (9) DNS – Brubaker

Philo went to the work area and had to start at the tail. Brubaker did the same, but had to scratch. Mintz jumped out to an early lead in the 30-lapper over Henry and Lay. Peck came to a rest and retired with a lap in the books. Henry dove under Mintz to take the point, and Lay followed him into second on lap three. Lay continued his momentum, taking the lead on lap four, right before Mintz suffered a right rear flat that was replaced in the work area. Lay now led Henry, Shaffer, Chaney and Palker back to green. Meanwhile, Reed was up to eighth from 13th, and Saldana was 10th from 15th. Macedo made contact with the turn four wall on lap nine, bringing another caution. Philo’s night would end beyond turn three, bringing another caution on lap 14. Lay was still in command over Henry, Shaffer, Palker and Chaney. War was being waged between Saldana and Reed back in 8th and 9th. Soon Bacon would join them in a three-way battle. Shaffer would overtake Henry for second on lap 22, before Gunn lost a top ten run with a lap 22 spin. Chaney would take third, but went up in smoke with five to go. Lay led yet another restart over Shaffer, Martin, Henry and Reed. Lay would run out of fuel, handing the lead and $5,000 to Shaffer. A check with the crew later revealed that Lay had 25 gallons of fuel to start the feature. Reed and Saldana both moved up 11 spots.

 

 

Ian Madsen Registers Sixth Win with Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by Open Wheel 101/Four Events this Weekend!

Associate Sponsors: Hoseheads.com, TheCushion.com, Buckeye Threads. Front Row Challenge

Product Sponsor: EMi

(Bill W) August 29, 2017 – Ian Madsen topped Season Championship Night Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway and in doing so, registered his sixth win with the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com!

Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota will play host to a pair of events this weekend. The Richard White Memorial will commence Friday night, while the Fall Classic will bring 410 sprint racing to a close for 2017 at Jackson Saturday. The MOWA series has two events as well. Thursday and Friday, they will run events that were postponed from Illinois Sprintweek. On Thursday, they’ll race at Peoria Speedway and Friday, they’ll be at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City.

The Midwest Thunder schedule has seen 23 different winners in the 46 events contested. Kerry Madsen leads the standings over Ian Madsen, Donny Schatz, Brian Brown and Brad Sweet. Shane Stewart, David Gravel, Brooke Tatnell, Tim Kaeding and Daryn Pittman round out the top ten.

Join us in supporting sprint car racing in the Midwest!

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

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

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

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

Next Up!

Thurs, Aug 30 – Peoria Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, Sept 1 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex

Fri, Sept 1 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 2 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex

Current Point Standings (Through 8/26/17)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 921 (3)

Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 834 (6)

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 725 (6)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 710 (5)

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 709 (2)

Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 479 (2)

David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 463 (3)

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 434

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 405 (2)

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 397 (1)

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 384 (1)

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 365 (2)

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 333 (1)

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 322

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 283 (1)

Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 270 (1)

Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA, 234

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 230 (1)

Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 209

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 205 (1)

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 190 (2)

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 190 (1)

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 175

Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 175 (2)

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 172

Jason Sides,Bartlett, TN, 166

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 148

Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO, 144 (1)

Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH, 144 (1)

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 142

Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 130

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 127

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 121

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 119

Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 110

Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 98

Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 91

Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 88 (1)

Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 76

Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 75

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 74

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 74

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 72

Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 70

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 68

Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 68

Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA, 65

Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 64 (1)

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 63

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 61

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 59

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 58

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 54

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 53

Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 46

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 46

AJ Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 43

Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 41

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 40

Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 39

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 35

Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 32

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 32

Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 32

Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 30

Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 28

Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA, 26

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 22

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 22

Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA, 22

Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA, 22

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 20

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 20

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 20

Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA, 20

James McFadden, Alice Springs, NT, Aust., 20

Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 18

Scott Bogucki, McLaren, SA, Aust., 18

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 18

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 18

Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 18

Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 18

Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 18

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 16

Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA, 16

Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN, 16

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 16

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 14

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 14

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 14

Andrew Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 14

Christopher Bell, Norman, OK, 14

Clyde Knipp, California, MO, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 12

Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 12

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA, 10

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Eric Schulz, Sioux Falls, SD, 8

Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 6

Caleb Armstrong, New Castle, IN, 6

Bill Boles, Harris, IA, 6

AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 6

Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 6

Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 6

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA, 4

Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 4

Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA, 4

Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 4

Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 4

Dean Brown, Springfield, MN, 4

Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL, 4

Matt Vandervere, Zion, IL, 2

Max Stambaugh, Lima, OH, 2

John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, SD, 2

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 2

Trevor Serbus, Olivia, MN, 2

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 2

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2

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

Fri, April 7 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO)
Sat, April 8 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, April 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Sat, April 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, April 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Fri, May 5 – Missouri State Fair Speedway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, May 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, May 12 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, May 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Sun, May 21 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA (Rain)
Fri, May 26 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Thur, June 1 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, June 2 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, June 3 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Thur, June 8 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, June 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sun, June 11 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars (Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH)
Tue, June 13 – Eagle Raceway (NE) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, June 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, June 17 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD)
Sat, June 17 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Rain)
Tue, June 20 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, June 23 – West Liberty (IA) Speedway WoO (Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK)
Fri, June 23 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH)
Sat, June 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO)
Tue, June 27 – The Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Thur, June 29 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO (Rain)
Fri, June 30 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA)
Sat, July 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Thur, July 6 - Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO (Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN)
Fri, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, July 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, July 14 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA)

Sat, July 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND)
Sat, July 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Wed, July 26 – Peoria Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rain)
Thur, July 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rain)
Fri, July 28 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Fri, July 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, July 29 – Macon Speedway (IL) MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Fri, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK)
Sat, Aug 5 – I-55 Raceway “Ironman 55” (MO) WoO (Rain)
Sun, Aug 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Mon, Aug 7 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge (Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK)
Wed, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Thur, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only) (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)
Sat, Aug 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, Aug 18 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, Aug 19 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)

Sat, Aug 19 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Rain)

Sun, Aug 20 – Nodak Speedway (ND) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, Aug 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Thurs, Aug 30 – Peoria Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, Sept 1 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex

Fri, Sept 1 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 2 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Fri, Sept 8 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, Sept 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 9 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) Jerry Richert Memorial
Sat, Sept 9 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) Tom Knowles Memorial

Wed, Sept 13 – Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) IRA
Fri, Sept 15 – Clay County Fair Speedway (IA) IRA
Sat, Sept 16 – Deer Creek Sp,keedway (MN) IRA
Sat, Sept 30 – St. Francois County Raceway (MO) Queen’s Royale
Fri, Oct 6 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA/IRA
Sat, Oct 7 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA/IRA
Fri, Oct 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Oct 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, Oct 20 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 21 – Salina Highbanks Speedway (OK) WoO

Point System

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

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

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Front Row Challenge

The Price Chopper Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting and Don Long’s Searsboro Telephone Company will again pay $20,000 to the winner! It will be held Monday, August 7 at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. The 410 sprints will be supported by the IMCA Racesaver sprint cars. For more information, visit www.OskyChallenges.com!

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Product research and development focused on your current and future requirements will continue to position EMI at the forefront of the sprint car industry.

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Ian Madsen Caps 410 Championship with Win at Knoxville!
Sawyer Phillips Wins 360 Feature, Matt Moro Wins Title

Mike Mayberry Wins First 305 Main, Eric Bridger is Rookie Champ

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 26, 2017) – Ian Madsen nailed down his second career Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series 410 sprint car title on Town Crier Season Championship Night at Knoxville Raceway Saturday. The St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia native not only won the championship, but nailed down the 25-lap, $5,000 to win finale. Sawyer Phillips cruised to his third 360 win of the year, as Matt Moro claimed his second title in that class. Mike Mayberry became the first Knoxville winner from Fremont, Iowa since Dick Santee in 1955, as he claimed the 305-main event. Rookie Eric Bridger salted away the track championship in that class.

Tasker Phillips wrestled the early lead away from pole-sitter, Josh Schneiderman as the two raced side by side in the 410 feature. Ian Madsen settled into third. Schneiderman was strong on the low side and raced by Phillips to the point on lap eight.

The leaders entered lapped traffic around the tenth circuit. Slicing and dicing through the back-markers, Schneiderman kept his lead. On lap 14, disaster struck for Phillips when he blew a left rear tire. Meanwhile, eighth place runner Brooke Tatnell was sidelined with an issue on the right front of the car.

Schneiderman led Ian Madsen, Kerry Madsen, Terry McCarl and Brian Brown back to green flag racing. Ian Madsen sized up Schneiderman and used the cushion to squeeze by and take the point on lap 16. Kerry Madsen followed suit, moving into second with five to go.

Ian would lead the rest of the way for his fifth win of the year here, and the twelfth in his career. The championship was also sealed for Ian’s car owner, Bret Nehring. Kerry would chase Ian to the checkers, ahead of Brown, who passed Schneiderman late for third, and McCarl. Davey Heskin, hard-charger Bill Balog, Lynton Jeffrey, Matt Juhl and Justin Henderson rounded out the top ten. Brown set quick time, while Kerry Madsen, Schneiderman and Tatnell won heats. Dakota Hendrickson claimed the B main.

“It was an amazing car to drive tonight in the feature race,” said Ian in Victory Lane. “I can’t thank our crew enough for that. They’ve been working super-hard lately. I’m glad we could bring home a championship and a win for them tonight. That’s pretty cool. We decided after running well in California early this year with the Outlaws that we would bring that to Knoxville and go for another championship. I’m just very thankful we could pull it off. I just can’t thank everyone who is involved with KCP Racing enough.”

The 360 class brought the most drama coming in as far as the point race. Matt Moro led Clint Garner by just 67 points heading into the feature. Sawyer Phillips would stick his family #3P to the bottom in the 20-lapper. With one eye on the leader, fans were also watching Garner and Moro. Garner moved into third behind Jamie Ball by lap two. A caution flew for Troy Manteufel who made contact with the turn two wall three laps in.

At that point, Phillips led Ball, Garner, Christian Bowman and Ryan Giles, while Moro sat in seventh. Phillips shot away and entered lapped traffic on lap eight. Garner followed him into second on that circuit. Meanwhile, Moro was languishing, and found himself ninth when Mike Dapra slowed at the halfway point, bringing out the final caution.

The difference between Garner and Moro was enough to make a difference. But while Phillips was pulling away from the field, Moro would jump from ninth to sixth, sealing his championship.

Phillips was back in lapped traffic with five to go, and got over the turn one cushion. Turning the car sideways, he was able to recover and pull away to win. Garner followed in second, ahead of Ball, Giles and Tyler Groenendyk. Moro, Calvin Landis, Chris Martin, Nate Van Haaften and Bowman completed the top ten. Giles set quick time, while McKenna Haase, Joe Beaver and Chris Morgan won the heats.

“Let’s just say, I was so far sideways, that I looked back to see how close Clint was,” Phillips said about his near spin late in the race. “I got caught behind that lapped car, and luckily got around him. This sport can be awfully humbling, so this is nice.”

As for moving up to the 410 class next year, he said, “We’ll have to see. It depends on how those corn prices go!”

“We were just way too tight,” said Moro of his feature run. This was his second championship. His first came in 2008. “I was trying to be too smooth at first, and too cautious. I had to manhandle it and throw it in, and once I did, it was so much better. It was a wreckers or checkers kind of thing for me on the restart, and it stuck. It paid off to do it. This is awesome. I can’t thank my crew enough…my wife and family for putting up with me. I couldn’t do it without them. We’re just really proud of everything, and winning a championship at Knoxville Raceway.”

Mike Mayberry, who lent a back-up car to competitor Kevin Hetrick, proved that good guys can finish first. The Fremont, Iowa native led from green to checker to claim his first ever feature win in the 18-lap 305 feature.

Matthew Stelzer would prove game early on, as he and Mayberry battled side by side for the first ten laps. Mayberry maintained his advantage by as little as .04 of a second on lap six. Eventually he would pull away with a popular win in the non-stop event that clocked in record time.

Behind Mayberry at the checkers were Stelzer, Ryan Leavitt, Eric Bridger and Kade Higday. Evan Epperson, Kelby Watt, hard-charger Tyler Glass, Joe Simbro and Chris Walraven rounded out the top ten. Bridger set quick time, sealing his 305 championship. Simbro and Epperson won heats.

“We were running good enough,” said Mayberry beside an overheating engine. “We’ve had engine problems and everything else. It’s been pretty miserable, and I told my daughter all I cared about was winning tonight. I was going to blow it up or win. Karma is kind of funny, so maybe this is my reward (for lending his back-up car to Hetrick). He’s been racing a long time, and he took a good hit. Everything worked out.”

“We started off on a bad note,” said Bridger of his winning season. “We just kept on building and building until we got faster and faster. We broke through with a win and capped that off on the final night of the 360 Nationals. I’d like to thank everyone for sticking with us through the years. I’d like to thank Pace Performance for sticking by us with our motor as well.”

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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (4), 14.947; 2. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (20), 15.089; 3. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (1), 15.104; 4. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (11), 15.118; 5. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (14), 15.166; 6. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (21), 15.219; 7. 2, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (5), 15.247; 8. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (10), 15.297; 9. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (15), 15.332; 10. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (16), 15.345; 11. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 15.358; 12. 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (3), 15.362; 13. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 15.384; 14. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (7), 15.401; 15. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (26), 15.403; 16. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (27), 15.405; 17. 97, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (17), 15.472; 18. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (24), 15.516; 19. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (9), 15.564; 20. 5J, Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI (19), 15.688; 21. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (18), 15.723; 22. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (12), 15.754; 23. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (25), 15.783; 24. 17M, Max McGhee, Camby, IN (13), 15.863; 25. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (22), 15.958; 26. 53W, Bill Wirth, Cudahy, WI (23), 15.994; 27. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (6), 16.334.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:03.7: 1. Kerry Madsen (4); 2. Austin McCarl (2); 3. Justin Henderson (1); 4. Brian Brown (6); 5. Rager Phillips (3); 6. Davey Heskin (5); 7. Bobby Mincer (8); 8. AJ Moeller (9); 9. Dakota Hendrickson (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:05.0: 1. Josh Schneiderman (2); 2. Tasker Phillips (3); 3. Ian Madsen (4); 4. Carson McCarl (1); 5. Terry McCarl (5); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 7. Jeremy Schultz (7); 8. Bill Wirth (8) DNS - Chase Wanner

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:05.7: 1. Brooke Tatnell (1); 2. Scott Bogucki (2); 3. Dusty Zomer (6); 4. Matt Juhl (4); 5. Dustin Selvage (3); 6. Bill Balog (5); 7. RJ Johnson (7); 8. Max McGhee (8); 9. Bob Weuve (9)

B main (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.0: 1. Dakota Hendrickson (1); 2. Bobby Mincer (2); 3. Max McGhee (4); 4. AJ Moeller (5) / 5. Bill Wirth (6); 6. Chase Wanner (3); 7. Bob Weuve (7)

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Ian Madsen (4); 2. Kerry Madsen (6); 3. Brian Brown (8); 4. Josh Schneiderman (1); 5. Terry McCarl (3); 6. Davey Heskin (9); 7. Bill Balog (13); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 9. Matt Juhl (10); 10. Justin Henderson (16); 11. Dustin Selvage (17); 12. Dusty Zomer (7); 13. Rager Phillips (15); 14. Austin McCarl (11); 15. Tasker Phillips (2); 16. RJ Johnson (18); 17. Jeremy Schultz (19); 18. Bobby Mincer (20); 19. Max McGhee (23); 20. Scott Bogucki (14); 21. Brooke Tatnell (12); 22. Dakota Hendrickson (21); 23. Carson McCarl (24); 24. AJ Moeller (22). Lap Leaders: T. Phillips 1-7, Schneiderman 8-15, I. Madsen 16-25. Hard-charger: Balog.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (12), 15.938; 2. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (11), 15.958; 3. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (19), 15.974; 4. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (6), 16.014; 5. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (25), 16.020; 6. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (4), 16.039; 7. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (2), 16.068; 8. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (24), 16.220; 9. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (23), 16.272; 10. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (18), 16.307; 11. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (17), 16.359; 12. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.396; 13. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (5), 16.423; 14. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.495; 15. 5MRP, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.504; 16. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (7), 16.517; 17. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (22), 16.522; 18. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (8), 16.542; 19. 38, Mike Dapra, Gillette, WY (1), 16.580; 20. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (20), 16.717; 21. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.729; 22. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (13), 16.928; 23. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (16), 17.170; 24. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (10), NT; 25. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (15), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:55.3: 1. McKenna Haase (2); 2. Nate Van Haaften (1); 3. Christian Bowman (4); 4. Troy Manteufel (3); 5. Tom Lenz (5); 6. Ryan Giles (6); 7. Mike Dapra (7); 8. Stacey Alexander (8) DNS - John Anderson

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:56.0: 1. Joe Beaver (2); 2. Chris Martin (1); 3. Matt Moro (4); 4. Jamie Ball (6); 5. Tyler Groenendyk (5); 6. Cody Wehrle (3); 7. Ricky Montgomery (7); 8. Rob Weuve (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.9: 1. Chris Morgan (1); 2. Devin Kline (2); 3. Sawyer Phillips (6); 4. Clint Garner (5); 5. Calvin Landis (4); 6. Alan Zoutte (3); 7. Mitchell Alexander (7); 8. Dustin Clark (8)

A main, 20 Laps, NT: 1. Sawyer Phillips (1); 2. Clint Garner (6); 3. Jamie Ball (2); 4. Ryan Giles (3); 5. Tyler Groenendyk (8); 6. Matt Moro (7); 7. Calvin Landis (15); 8. Chris Martin (16); 9. Nate Van Haaften (14); 10. Christian Bowman (4); 11. Tom Lenz (5); 12. McKenna Haase (9); 13. Stacey Alexander (22); 14. Devin Kline (13); 15. Cody Wehrle (17); 16. Alan Zoutte (18); 17. Rob Weuve (23); 18. Mitchell Alexander (21); 19. Dustin Clark (24); 20. Joe Beaver (10); 21. Ricky Montgomery (20); 22. Mike Dapra (19); 23. Chris Morgan (11); 24. Troy Manteufel (12) DNS - John Anderson. Lap Leader: S. Phillips 1-20. Hard-charger: S. Alexander. Howard Law $200: Landis, Wehrle, Dapra.

305 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 3 laps: 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (1), 16.901; 2. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (10), 17.031; 3. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.039; 4. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (11), 17.180; 5. 1B, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (16), 17.201; 6. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (5), 17.296; 7. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (12), 17.419; 8. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (13), 17.438; 9. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (15), 17.438; 10. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (4), 17.461; 11. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (3), 17.472; 12. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (14), 17.475; 13. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (9), 17.526; 14. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (8), 17.542; 15. 51, Corey Kautz, Estherville, IA (2), 17.667; 16. 64, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (17), 18.506; 17. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (6), 18.666.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:46.9: 1. Joe Simbro (2); 2. Eric Bridger (6); 3. Ryan Leavitt (4); 4. Brandon Worthington (1); 5. Mike Mayberry (3); 6. Corey Kautz (8); 7. Rob Kubli (7); 8. Chris Walraven (5); 9. Tyler Glass (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:46.1: 1. Evan Epperson (2); 2. Kade Higday (6); 3. Matthew Stelzer (3); 4. Kelby Watt (4); 5. Chris Horton (5); 6. Kevin Hetrick (1) DNS – Jon Hughes, Casey Greubel

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:23.1 (NTR): 1. Mike Mayberry (1); 2. Matthew Stelzer (2); 3. Ryan Leavitt (6); 4. Eric Bridger (8); 5. Kade Higday (7); 6. Evan Epperson (4); 7. Kelby Watt (3); 8. Tyler Glass (15); 9. Joe Simbro (5); 10. Chris Walraven (9); 11. Rob Kubli (14); 12. Chris Horton (11); 13. Brandon Worthington (10); 14. Corey Kautz (13); 15. Kevin Hetrick (12); DNS – Casey Greubel. Lap Leader: Mayberry 1-18. Hard-charger: Glass.

 

 

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Current Point Standings (Through 8/12/17)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 881 (3)

Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 784 (5)

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 725 (6)

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 709 (2)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 675 (5)

Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 479 (2)

David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 463 (3)

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 434

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 405 (2)

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 397 (1)

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 384 (1)

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 365 (2)

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 318

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 308 (1)

Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 270 (1)

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 269 (1)

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 230 (1)

Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA, 218

Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 209

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 190 (2)

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 190 (1)

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 187 (1)

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 175

Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 175 (2)

Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN, 166

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 148

Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO, 144 (1)

Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH, 144 (1)

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 142

Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 130

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 125

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 122

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 121

Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 110

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 107

Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 98

Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 88 (1)

Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 81

Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 75

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 74

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 74

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 72

Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 70

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 68

Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 68

Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 68

Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA, 65

Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 64 (1)

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 63

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 61

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 59

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 58

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 54

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 53

Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 46

AJ Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 43

Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 41

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 40

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 40

Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 39

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 35

Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 32

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 32

Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 32

Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 30

Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 28

Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA, 26

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 22

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 22

Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA, 22

Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA, 22

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 20

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 20

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 20

Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA, 20

James McFadden, Alice Springs, NT, Aust., 20

Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 18

Scott Bogucki, McLaren, SA, Aust., 18

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 18

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 18

Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 18

Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 18

Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 18

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 16

Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA, 16

Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN, 16

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 16

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 14

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 14

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 14

Andrew Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 14

Christopher Bell, Norman, OK, 14

Clyde Knipp, California, MO, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 12

Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 12

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA, 10

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Eric Schulz, Sioux Falls, SD, 8

Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 6

Caleb Armstrong, New Castle, IN, 6

Bill Boles, Harris, IA, 6

AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 6

Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 6

Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 6

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA, 4

Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 4

Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA, 4

Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 4

Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 4

Dean Brown, Springfield, MN, 4

Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL, 4

Matt Vandervere, Zion, IL, 2

Max Stambaugh, Lima, OH, 2

John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, SD, 2

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 2

Trevor Serbus, Olivia, MN, 2

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 2

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2

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

Fri, April 7 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO)
Sat, April 8 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, April 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Sat, April 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, April 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Fri, May 5 – Missouri State Fair Speedway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, May 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, May 12 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, May 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Sun, May 21 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA (Rain)
Fri, May 26 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Thur, June 1 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, June 2 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, June 3 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Thur, June 8 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, June 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sun, June 11 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars (Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH)
Tue, June 13 – Eagle Raceway (NE) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, June 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, June 17 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD)
Sat, June 17 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Rain)
Tue, June 20 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, June 23 – West Liberty (IA) Speedway WoO (Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK)
Fri, June 23 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH)
Sat, June 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO)
Tue, June 27 – The Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Thur, June 29 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO (Rain)
Fri, June 30 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA)
Sat, July 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Thur, July 6 - Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO (Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN)
Fri, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, July 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, July 14 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA)

Sat, July 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND)
Sat, July 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Wed, July 26 – Peoria Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rain)
Thur, July 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rain)
Fri, July 28 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Fri, July 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, July 29 – Macon Speedway (IL) MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Fri, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK)
Sat, Aug 5 – I-55 Raceway “Ironman 55” (MO) WoO (Rain)
Sun, Aug 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Mon, Aug 7 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge (Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK)
Wed, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Thur, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only) (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)
Sat, Aug 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, Aug 18 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, Aug 19 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)

Sat, Aug 19 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Rain)

Sun, Aug 20 – Nodak Speedway (ND) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, Aug 25 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, Aug 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, Sept 1 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, Sept 2 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Fri, Sept 8 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, Sept 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 9 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) Jerry Richert Memorial
Sat, Sept 9 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) Tom Knowles Memorial

Wed, Sept 13 – Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) IRA
Fri, Sept 15 – Clay County Fair Speedway (IA) IRA
Sat, Sept 16 – Deer Creek Sp,keedway (MN) IRA
Sat, Sept 30 – St. Francois County Raceway (MO) Queen’s Royale
Fri, Oct 6 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA/IRA
Sat, Oct 7 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA/IRA
Fri, Oct 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Oct 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, Oct 20 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 21 – Salina Highbanks Speedway (OK) WoO

Point System

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

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

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Front Row Challenge

The Price Chopper Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting and Don Long’s Searsboro Telephone Company will again pay $20,000 to the winner! It will be held Monday, August 7 at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. The 410 sprints will be supported by the IMCA Racesaver sprint cars. For more information, visit www.OskyChallenges.com!

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It goes without saying that the open wheel industry is constantly evolving and ever-changing. Customers often measure a company in two different ways. The first is by the products that are offered, and the second is by the service.

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Product research and development focused on your current and future requirements will continue to position EMI at the forefront of the sprint car industry.

EMI continues to value the relationships built with each and every customer. EMI's reaching dealer network, both domestically and internationally, ensures product and support at a moments notice.

New alignments with Speedway Motors, Schnee Chassis, Stallard Chassis, and Henchcraft Chassis forms a foundation for future success. EMI's team of industry experts is poised to assist you with your every need. Please contact us toll free for sales, service, and technical support for your racing endeavors at 855-525-1941 or 402-438-0392. Visit EMi online at www.EagleMotorsports.com.

 

 

Donny Schatz Wins Knoxville Nationals as Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by Open Wheel 101 Heads North!

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(Bill W) August 15, 2017 – Daryn Pittman and Jason Johnson were new winners with the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com, as the action was hot and heavy over two weeks, culminating with the Knoxville Nationals. Daryn Pittman won the opener of the “Ironman 55” at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri before rains postponed the finale to a later date. Brian Brown won his fifth feature with the series by winning his first Capitani Classic at Knoxville a week ago Sunday. Shane Stewart won his first ever Front Row Challenge at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, before Kyle Larson, David Gravel and Jason Johnson won preliminaries at the Knoxville Nationals. In the end, it was Donny Schatz prevailing for the tenth time in twelve years in the “Granddaddy of the them all”!
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David Gravel is Perfect on Toyota Night #2 at the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Naitonals presented by Casey's General Stores! Thursday, August 10, 2017

Three-point eligible races in North Dakota sanctioned by the World of Outlaws are on the docket for this weekend. On Friday, River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks will play host, followed by Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo Saturday, and Nodak Speedway in Minot Sunday.

The schedule has seen 23 different winners in the 42 events contested. Kerry Madsen leads the standings over Ian Madsen, Brian Brown, Brad Sweet and Donny Schatz. Brooke Tatnell, David Gravel, Shane Stewart, Tim Kaeding and Daryn Pittman round out the top ten.

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David Gravel is Perfect on Toyota Night #2 at the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Naitonals presented by Casey's General Stores! Thursday, August 10, 2017

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

Next Up!

Fri, Aug 18 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 19 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO

Sun, Aug 20 – Nodak Speedway (ND) WoO

Current Point Standings (Through 8/12/17)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 806 (3)

Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 758 (5)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 675 (5)

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 618 (2)

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 610 (5)

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 434

David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 399 (2)

Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 398 (2)

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 387 (2)

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 362 (1)

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 359 (1)

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 318

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 308 (1)

Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 270 (1)

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 269 (1)

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 265 (1)

Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA, 218

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 190 (2)

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 190 (1)

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 187 (1)

Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 179

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 178 (1)

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 175

Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 175 (2)

Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN, 150

Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO, 144 (1)

Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH, 144 (1)

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 142

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 125

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 124

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 122

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 121

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 107

Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 106

Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 104

Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 88 (1)

Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 86

Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 81

Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 75

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 74

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 74

Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 70

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 68

Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 68

Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 68

Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA, 65

Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 64 (1)

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 63

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 61

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 59

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 58

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 54

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 53

Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 46

AJ Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 43

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 40

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 40

Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 39

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 35

Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 35

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 34

Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 32

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 32

Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 32

Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 30

Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 28

Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA, 26

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 22

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 22

Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA, 22

Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA, 22

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 20

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 20

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 20

Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA, 20

James McFadden, Alice Springs, NT, Aust., 20

Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 18

Scott Bogucki, McLaren, SA, Aust., 18

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 18

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 18

Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 18

Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 18

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 16

Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA, 16

Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN, 16

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 16

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 14

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 14

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 14

Andrew Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 14

Christopher Bell, Norman, OK, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 12

Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 12

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA, 10

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Eric Schulz, Sioux Falls, SD, 8

Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 6

Caleb Armstrong, New Castle, IN, 6

Bill Boles, Harris, IA, 6

AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 6

Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 6

Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 6

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA, 4

Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 4

Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA, 4

Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 4

Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 4

Dean Brown, Springfield, MN, 4

Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL, 4

Matt Vandervere, Zion, IL, 2

Max Stambaugh, Lima, OH, 2

John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, SD, 2

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 2

Trevor Serbus, Olivia, MN, 2

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 2

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2

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

Fri, April 7 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO)
Sat, April 8 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, April 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Sat, April 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, April 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Fri, May 5 – Missouri State Fair Speedway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, May 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, May 12 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, May 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Sun, May 21 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA (Rain)
Fri, May 26 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Thur, June 1 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, June 2 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, June 3 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Thur, June 8 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, June 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sun, June 11 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars (Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH)
Tue, June 13 – Eagle Raceway (NE) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, June 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, June 17 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD)
Sat, June 17 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Rain)
Tue, June 20 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, June 23 – West Liberty (IA) Speedway WoO (Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK)
Fri, June 23 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH)
Sat, June 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO)
Tue, June 27 – The Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Thur, June 29 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO (Rain)
Fri, June 30 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA)
Sat, July 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Thur, July 6 - Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO (Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN)
Fri, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, July 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, July 14 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA)

Sat, July 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND)
Sat, July 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Wed, July 26 – Peoria Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rain)
Thur, July 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rain)
Fri, July 28 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Fri, July 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, July 29 – Macon Speedway (IL) MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Fri, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK)
Sat, Aug 5 – I-55 Raceway “Ironman 55” (MO) WoO (Rain)
Sun, Aug 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Mon, Aug 7 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge (Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK)
Wed, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Thur, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only) (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)
Sat, Aug 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, Aug 18 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 19 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO

Sun, Aug 20 – Nodak Speedway (ND) WoO
Fri, Aug 25 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, Aug 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, Sept 1 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, Sept 2 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Fri, Sept 8 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, Sept 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 9 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) Jerry Richert Memorial
Sat, Sept 9 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) Tom Knowles Memorial
Fri, Sept 15 – Clay County Fair Speedway (IA) IRA
Sat, Sept 16 – Deer Creek Sp,keedway (MN) IRA
Sat, Sept 30 – St. Francois County Raceway (MO) Queen’s Royale
Fri, Oct 6 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA/IRA
Sat, Oct 7 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA/IRA
Fri, Oct 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Oct 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, Oct 20 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 21 – Salina Highbanks Speedway (OK) WoO

Point System

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

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

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The Price Chopper Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting and Don Long’s Searsboro Telephone Company will again pay $20,000 to the winner! It will be held Monday, August 7 at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. The 410 sprints will be supported by the IMCA Racesaver sprint cars. For more information, visit www.OskyChallenges.com!

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It goes without saying that the open wheel industry is constantly evolving and ever-changing. Customers often measure a company in two different ways. The first is by the products that are offered, and the second is by the service.

EMI has excelled at both since the beginning. Here at EMI, the goal is to exceed the customer’s expectations with emphasis on quality and safety. Our technical support combined with our ongoing commitment to product safety sets us apart.

Product research and development focused on your current and future requirements will continue to position EMI at the forefront of the sprint car industry.

EMI continues to value the relationships built with each and every customer. EMI's reaching dealer network, both domestically and internationally, ensures product and support at a moments notice.

New alignments with Speedway Motors, Schnee Chassis, Stallard Chassis, and Henchcraft Chassis forms a foundation for future success. EMI's team of industry experts is poised to assist you with your every need. Please contact us toll free for sales, service, and technical support for your racing endeavors at 855-525-1941 or 402-438-0392. Visit EMi online at www.EagleMotorsports.com.

 

 

Brian Brown Tops Greg Hodnett and Brad Sweet in 16th Annual Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Title!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 14, 2017 – Brian Brown was awarded with the 2017 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award Saturday night at the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver had a consistent fortnight that was topped with a win in the Capitani Classic at Knoxville, a second place finish in the Knoxville 360 Nationals and a sixth place finish Saturday night in the Knoxville Nationals finale. Brown also won the “Mr. Sprint Car” title in 2014.

Greg Hodnett remained consistent as well. The Spring Grove, Pennsylvania driver picked up a preliminary win in the 360 Nationals. Grass Valley, California’s Brad Sweet was consistently in the top five in 410 action, and rounded out the top three in the final standings.

The Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award is supported by the Knoxville Raceway, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, and the Front Row Challenge/TMAC Promotions.

Those seeking information on the two participating tracks are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

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Final 2017 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings…

1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 332 points; 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; 6. (tie) Cory Eliason, California, 198 points; 6. (tie) Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 198 points; 8. Thomas Kennedy, Manitoba, 190 points; 9. (tie) Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 182 points; 9. (tie) Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 182 points.

History of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings…

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.

 

 

Donny Schatz Makes It An Even Ten Knoxville Nationals Victories!

by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 12, 2017) – Donny Schatz continues to add to his legendary resume at the Knoxville Raceway, as he took his tenth career championship in the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. It was the tenth win in twelve years for the Fargo, North Dakota driver, and his eighth aboard the Tony Stewart Racing #15. The win was worth $150,000 and added to the stuff of legends for Donny at Knoxville.

David Gravel, who entered on the pole in the 50-lapper with his perfect score from Thursday night, led early over Schatz and Kerry Madsen. By lap six, he was in lapped traffic. Gravel maneuvered it well, but Schatz stayed close. On the sixteenth lap, Schatz would briefly take the point on the backstretch, but Gravel battled back by.

On lap 19, Austin McCarl went up in smoke, bringing the first caution of the event. Gravel led Schatz, Madsen, Brad Sweet and Brian Brown back to green flag racing. Defending champion, Jason Johnson came from 21st into the top ten by lap 20. His momentum was slowed on lap 22, when Gravel would lose a motor while leading.

The disappointment for the Connecticut driver gave the lead to Schatz. Kyle Larson also inherited a top five spot, and drove by Brown and Sweet for third on the restart. A caution for Terry McCarl, who slowed after getting into the turn three wall, slowed things again.

At that point, the mandatory stop was implemented. After the pause, Schatz led Madsen, Larson, Sweet and Shane Stewart back to green. Madsen took a shot at the leader, but a slider in turn two fell short, allowing Larson to cruise by into second. While Schatz led Larson, Madsen and Stewart, Sweet and Brown exchanged the fifth spot several times.

A final yellow flag flew with twelve laps to go for Greg Hodnett, who stopped in turn four. It erased a 2.2 second lead for Schatz. Back in clean air, Schatz was strong up front. With five laps to go, he entered lapped traffic again. With several cars side by side in front of him, Larson would close.

On the white flag lap, Larson would make a sliding attempt in turn three that would fall short. Schatz would win his tenth Nationals ahead of Larson, Madsen, Stewart and Sweet. Brown, Aaron Reutzel, Rico Abreu, Daryn Pittman and Ian Madsen rounded out the top ten. Rager Phillips won the E main, Jamie Veal won the D, James McFadden claimed the C, and Jason Sides emerged victorious in a highly competitive B main.

Schatz’s crew chief Ricky Warner received Crew Chief of the Nationals honors, taking home a Craftsman Tool Box. Reutzel was the Hard-charger, earning a Max Pappis steering wheel. TheCushion.com awarded $500 to Rookie of the Nationals Dominic Scelzi. Ian Madsen’s KCP Racing #18 was awarded “Best Appearing Car”, followed by Terry McCarl and David Gravel. Best Appearing Crew went to Jason Johnson, followed by Ian Madsen and Harli White.

“I did everything I could to get by (in traffic)," said Schatz in Victory Lane. "That's how it works some days. You can't frustrated by it. You have to figure out what to do. I was off the pace, I knew someone would be coming (at the end of the race). Kyle normally finds everything there is in a race car. You got to stay on your toes with him. He's an awesome sprint car driver. It stinks that he has another career to deal with. I'm just glad that he's part of the sport and still comes back. We're glad to get this win. It's incredible. This whole race team is incredible with what they do. We just won the Knoxville Nationals!"

"That was a fun, tough race," said Larson. "We had some good restarts and got to second. We were maintaining pace with him. We were just waiting for lapped traffic. I knew he'd be good in lapped traffic, but I figured there might be a couple times when he wouldn't clear somebody and get tight. The times he got tight, I got tight on the cushion. It was still a heck of a race. I hammered the wall coming off four coming for the white. I feel that if I hadn't done that, I could have gotten a run and maybe cleared him in two. I just made a costly mistake and ended up second. It was still a good race for (car owner/crew chief) Paul (Silva) and I. We still had fun. Thanks to the fans for talking to Chip (Ganassi) and helping us come out."

"I think I had a really good car to contend for the victory," said Kerry Madsen beside the Tod Quiring #2M. "In traffic, I thought I had a better car than the two cars in front. I thought, 'No worries', we usually get to traffic in those deals. Then the caution would come out. I thought I had a shot at him on the restart (after the stoppage). I figured if he left the door open, I was going to go for it. Unfortunately, that cost me second. I was on Kyle's rear the whole way, but I was never close enough to make a move. I just want to thank my team for working so hard."

Join us for Town Crier Season Championship Night, Saturday, August 26! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

(Saturday’s Lineups Below)

410 Results

E main, (started), 10 Laps, 2:42.3: 1. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, (2); 2. 9Z, Jared Goerges, Brainerd, MN, (4); 3. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Norfolk, NE, (3); 4. 19L, Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, (1); 5. 83C, Adam Cruea, Troy, OH, (6); 6. 9X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO, (9); / 7. 12W, Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, (5); 8. 13, Clyde Knipp, California, MO, (7); 9. 1P, Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO (8); DNS: 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA; 71A, R.J. Johnson, Tampa, FL; 17M, Max McGhee, Camby, IN; 67X, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN; 4X, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE; X1, Mason Moore, Chico, CA; 10V, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ; 9C, Roger Campbell, Clyde, OH; 2MM, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA;

D main, (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. 35V, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (3); 2. 81, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH, (1); 3. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, (4); 4. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA, (2); 5. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, (8); / 6. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, (6); 7. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, (5); 8. 99G, Skylar Gee, Leduc, Alb., Can. (9); 9. 5J, Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, (13); 10. 70, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, S.D., (11); 11. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK, (10); 12. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK, (7); 13. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, (12); 14. 9N, Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, (18); 15. 19 Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, (17); 16. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, (14); 17. 9X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO, (24); 18. 8H, Jason Kendrick, Perth, WA, Aust., (16); 19. 9Z, Jared Goerges, Brainerd, MN, (20); 20. 19L, Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, (22); 21. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA, (15); 22. 83C, Adam Cruea, Troy, OH, (23); 23. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Norfolk, NE, (21); 24. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, (19); DNS: 23W, Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN; 26, Taylor Malsam, Seattle, WA;

C main, (started), 15 Laps, 4:12.0: 1. 3, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust. (4); 2. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, (2); 3. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, (1); 4. 17, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, (6); / 5. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, (8); 6. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (7); 7. 12N, Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH, (3); 8. 71, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL, (13); 9. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN, (5); 10. 1Z, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH, (12); 11. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, (16); 12. 35V, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (20); 13. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (10); 14. 3G, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA, (11); 15. 53, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, (14); 16. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, (19); 17. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (17); 18. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, (24); 19. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA, (23); 20. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Maroochydore, QLD, Aust. (18); 21. 1X, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, (15); 22. 81, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH, (21); 23. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, (22); 24. 00, Dane Lorenc, Lancaster, NY, (9); DNS: 1, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can.

B main, (started), 22 Laps, NT: 1. 7s, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN, (3); 2. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, (8); 3. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (14); 4. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, (2); / 5. 24W, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA, (5); 6. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, (11); 7. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, (1); 8. 14B, Christopher Bell, Norman, OK, (6); 9. 29, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, (7); 10. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, (4); 11. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, (15); 12. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, (17); 13. 51, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, (19); 14. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (22); 15. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA, (18); 16. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, (10); 17. 93, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, (13); 18. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, S.D., (9); 19. 17, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, (24); 20. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, (20); 21. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, (23); 22. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, (12); 23. 3, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust., (21); 24. 3S, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (16);

A main, (started), 50 Laps, NT: 1. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. (2); 2. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, (9); 3. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (4); 4. 2, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, (10); 5. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, (3); 6. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, (5); 7. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, (19); 8. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, (14); 9. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, (7); 10. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (15); 11. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, (17); 12. 13JT, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, N.D. (13); 13. 4, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, (12); 14. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (23); 15. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, (6); 16. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN, (21); 17. 5H, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, (20); 18. 44, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, (24); 19. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, CA, (8); 20. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, (18); 21. 5, David Gravel, Watertown, CT, (1); 22. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, (11); 23. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, (16); 24. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, (22); Lap Leaders: Gravel 1-22, Schatz 23-50; Hard Charger: Reutzel

 

 

Brian Brown Clinches 16th Annual Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Title Heading Into Knoxville Nationals Championship Night!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 12, 2017 – A strong week by Grain Valley, Missouri’s Brian Brown has clinched the 16th Annual Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” championship for him. This is the second time Brian has won the title. His first came in 2014. Second place is up for grabs, as Pennsylvania’s Greg Hodnett leads Ian Madsen and Brad Sweet. All three drivers are locked into Saturday night’s 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals championship and are only separated by 37 points!

Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings after seven of nine nights…

1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 241 points; 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 229 points; 3. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 195; 4. Brad Sweet, California, 192; 5. Thomas Kennedy, Manitoba, 190; 6. Trey Starks, Washington, 185; 7. Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 172; 8. Dominic Scelzi, California, 171; 9. Cory Eliason, California, 164; 10. Dusty Zomer, South Dakota, 154.

History of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings…

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 are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

Jason Johnson Wins Feature and World Challenge Friday on FVP Night at the 57th Annual Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s General Stores!

Schuchart, Reutzel, Eliason Also Lock Themselves into Finale!

by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 11, 2017) – Like an Iowa cyclone, Jason Johnson ambushed the competition Friday at Knoxville Raceway on FVP Night at the 57th Annual Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. Not only did the Eunice, Louisiana native claim the feature event over 72 cars to lock himself into Saturday night’s $150,000 finale, but he also claimed the Speed Sport World Challenge worth $10,000. The top four finishers claimed spots 17-20 in Saturday’s championship event. Joining Johnson were Logan Schuchart, Aaron Reutzel and Cory Eliason.

Jacob Allen led early in the 25-lap main event ahead of Johnson and Reutzel early. Johnson would waste little time taking the lead as he showed the way on lap two. Meanwhile, Joey Saldana rolled into the top three on the same circuit. Lynton Jeffrey, who had won the first of two B mains, had climbed to ninth in four laps before tipping over in turn three. He was uninjured.

Johnson pulled away on the restart, as Reutzel shot by Saldana for fourth on lap seven. Schuchart was making gains on the low side of the track and grabbed fourth two laps later. Eliason moved into the top five by lap ten. Schuchart’s mastery of the low groove continued, as he shot from fourth to second on lap 12. His teammate, Allen was running third on lap 17 when he hopped the infield berm allowing Reutzel and Eliason to move into the third and fourth lock-in spots for Saturday.

The top four would remain the same to the checkers. Chad Kemenah, who won the second B main, finished fifth, and Spencer Bayston, Sheldon Haudenschild, Brooke Tatnell, Tim Kaeding and Sammy Swindell rounded out the top ten. Allen and Johnson set quick times in their respective groups, and Sheldon Haudenschild, Tatnell, Saldana, Johnson, Swindell and Kraig Kinser won heats. Aussie Jason Kendrick took the C main. Jake Bubak and Matt Moro were heat flip victims on a rough night for crashes. Five cars turned over in the first B main, including Kendrick, Tayler Malsam, Dustin Selvage, RJ Johnson and Rager Phillips. Fortunately, no one was injured.

“Last night definitely didn’t pan out the way we’d been looking for,” said Johnson in Victory Lane. “It was phenomenal job that David (Gravel) did (Thursday) getting full points. It kind of inspired me really. In our own way, we kind of did the same thing tonight. The guys gave me a fast race car. Hats off to the JJR/Marshall team. How cool would it be if we battled from the back and beat those guys (tomorrow night)?”

Speed Sport World Challenge

James McFadden used a strong low groove to take the early lead in the 20-lap Speed Sport World Challenge. Thomas Kennedy settled into second, ahead of Jason Johnson, Dominic Scelzi and Lynton Jeffrey.

Kennedy’s second place run would come to an end on lap five, when he stopped in turn one. Jason assumed the second spot for a restart that saw a four-wide battle for position behind the leaders. On lap seven, Johnson would shoot by the 2016-17 Australian World Series Sprintcars champion for the lead. A fifth running Brooke Tatnell would exit on lap ten.

Johnson would pull away, but with two laps to go, he was slowed in heavy traffic. McFadden gained within three car lengths, but came up short in his bid to pass the leader. Brad Sweet ened up third, ahead of Scelzi and Brian Brown. Jeffrey, Ian Madsen, Greg Hodnett, Schuchart and Shane Stewart completed the top ten.

Join us tomorrow night as the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores comes to a close! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com! Knoxville Raceway - Sprint Car Capital of the World! www.knoxvilleraceway.com Home to a 1/2 mile dirt, oval race track. Provides information about events, drivers, rules, results, history, tickets, schedule and entry forms.

(Saturday’s Lineups Below)

410 Results

Time Trials, Group 1, (Qualifying Order), 1 lap: 1. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (27), 15.691; 2. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (13), 16.002; 3. 51, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (28), 16.002; 4. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (21), 16.012; 5. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (6), 16.059; 6. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (16), 16.074; 7. 93, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (3), 16.083; 8. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (35), 16.126; 9. 1, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (30), 16.157; 10. 00, Dane Lorenc, Lancaster, NY (23), 16.159; 11. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (31), 16.181; 12. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (2), 16.221; 13. 99G, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (1), 16.233; 14. 81, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH (10), 16.245; 15. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.259; 16. 4X, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (26), 16.264; 17. 3G, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (11), 16.272; 18. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (36), 16.277; 19. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Maroochydore, QLD, Aust. (12), 16.312; 20. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (17), 16.335; 21. 53, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (20), 16.341; 22. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (14), 16.361; 23. 35V, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Au (34), 16.374; 24. 70, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (25), 16.380; 25. 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (29), 16.387; 26. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (32), 16.430; 27. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (33), 16.530; 28. 5J, Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI (15), 16.532; 29. 9X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (9), 16.541; 30. 26, Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA (5), 16.578; 31. 13, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (24), 16.595; 32. 8H, Jason Kendrick, Perth, WA, Aust. (8), 16.597; 33. 9Z, Jared Goerges, Brainerd, MN (4), 16.807; 34. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Norfolk, NE (19), 16.907; 35. 9C, Roger Campbell, Clyde, OH (22), 17.044; 36. 1P, Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO (7), 17.102;

Time Trials Group 2, (Qualifying Order), 1 lap: 1. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (3), 15.872; 2. 17, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (15), 16.002; 3. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (30), 16.085; 4. 71, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (28), 16.156; 5. 2MM, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (14), 16.170; 6. 5H, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (22), 16.196; 7. 12N, Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH (31), 16.206; 8. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (7), 16.232; 9. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (10), 16.250; 10. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (23), 16.271; 11. 3S, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (8), 16.274; 12. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (36), 16.298; 13. 1Z, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH (33), 16.305; 14. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (21), 16.306; 15. 3, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust. (11), 16.317; 16. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (1), 16.324; 17. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (2), 16.393; 18. 1X, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (20), 16.400; 19. 67X, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (24), 16.425; 20. 9N, Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND (4), 16.458; 21. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (25), 16.487; 22. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (17), 16.491; 23. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (5), 16.566; 24. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (13), 16.579; 25. 17M, Max McGhee, Camby, IN (6), 16.580; 26. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (26), 16.627; 27. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (19), 16.701; 28. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (12), 16.827; 29. 19L, Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI (35), 16.862; 30. X1, Mason Moore, Chico, CA (18),

16.931; 31. 12W, Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI (16), 16.938; 32. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (9), 16.974; 33. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (34), 17.317; 34. 23W, Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN (32), 17.388; 35. 10V, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (29), 17.600; 36. 83C, Adam Cruea, Troy, OH (27), 17.667;

Group 1 Heat one, (started), 8 Laps, 2:13.5: 1. Sheldon Haudenschild (2); 2. Dane Lorenc (1); 3. Jacob Allen (4); / 4. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 5. Jordyn Brazier (7); 6. Skylar Gee (5); 7. Jeremy Schultz (10); 8. Seth Brahmer (12); 9. Dustin Selvage (9); 10. RJ Johnson (8); 11. Clyde Knipp (11); 12. Dakota Hendrickson (6);

Group 1 Heat two, (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Brooke Tatnell (1); 2. Logan Schuchart (2); 3. Aaron Reutzel (4); / 4. Jamie Veal (8); 5. Bill Balog (3); 6. Greg Wilson (7); 7. Carson Macedo (6); 8. Sawyer Phillips (9); 9. Lee Jacobs (5); 10. Jason Kendrick (11); 11. Roger Campbell (12); 12. Jake Bubak (10);

Group 1 Heat three, (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.1: 1. Joey Saldana (4); 2. Brady Bacon (1); 3. Spencer Bayston (3); / 4. Thomas Kennedy (2); 5. Scott Bogucki (6); 6. Rager Phillips (5); 7. Jack Dover (7); 8. Clint Garner (8); 9. Tayler Malsam (10); 10. Jared Goerges (11); 11. Chase Wanner (9); 12. Curtis Evans (12);

Group 2 Heat one, (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Jason Johnson (4); 2. Tim Kaeding (1); 3. Cole Duncan (2); / 4. Kevin Thomas Jr. (3); 5. Josh Baughman (6); 6. Dale Blaney (5); 7. Bobby Mincer (10); 8. Chase Johnson (8); 9. Scott Winters (12); 10. Max McGhee (9); 11. Josh Walter (11); 12. Parker Price-Miller (7);

Group 2 Heat two, (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.7: 1. Sammy Swindell (1); 2. Jeff Swindell (2); 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (6); / 4. Jac Haudenschild (4); 5. Wade Nygaard (7); 6. Davey Heskin (9); 7. Danny Lasoski (8); 8. Harli White (5); 9. Todd King (10); 10. Kyle Reinhardt (12); 11. Paige Polyak (11); 12. Matt Moro (3);

Group 2 Heat three, (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.4: 1. Kraig Kinser (1); 2. Brent Marks (2); 3. Cory Eliason (3); / 4. Chad Kemenah (4); 5. James McFadden (5); 6. Josh Schneiderman (7); 7. Don Droud Jr. (6); 8. Tasker Phillips (9); 9. Chris Martin (8); 10. Matt Covington (11); 11. Adam Cruea (12); 12. Mason Moore (10);

C Main, (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Jason Kendrick (3); 2. Paige Polyak (4); 3. Matt Covington (6); 4. Scott Winters (8); / 5. Kyle Reinhardt (10); 6. Seth Brahmer (7); 7. Jared Goerges (5); 8. Josh Walter (2); 9. Adam Cruea (11); 10. Clyde Knipp (1); 11. Curtis Evans (9); 12. Roger Campbell (12); 13. Jake Bubak (13); 14. Matt Moro (14); DNS; Roger Campbell, Jake Bubak, Matt Moro,

B main one, (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 2. Bill Balog (2); 3. Scott Bogucki (7); / 4. Carson Macedo (8); 5. Thomas Kennedy (3); 6. Jack Dover (12); 7. Greg Wilson (9); 8. Jordyn Brazier (10); 9. Lee Jacobs (5); 10. Jamie Veal (14); 11. Sawyer Phillips (15); 12. Matt Covington (21); 13. Skylar Gee (4); 14. Clint Garner (13); 15. Jeremy Schultz (17); 16. Chase Wanner (18); 17. Jason Kendrick (19); 18. Tayler Malsam (20); 19. Dustin Selvage (16); 20. RJ Johnson (11); 21. Rager Phillips (6); 22. Dakota Hendrickson (7); DNS; Dakota Hendrickson,

B main two, (started), 12 Laps, 3:25.3: 1. Chad Kemenah (2); 2. Jac Haudenschild (1); 3. James McFadden (6); / 4. Dale Blaney (4); 5. Kevin Thomas Jr. (3); 6. Don Droud Jr. (8); 7. Josh Baughman (7); 8. Josh Schneiderman (9); 9. Chase Johnson (12); 10. Danny Lasoski (11); 11. Tasker Phillips (15); 12. Davey Heskin (16); 13. Harli White (5); 14. Chris Martin (14); 15. Bobby Mincer (18); 16. Scott Winters (20); 17. Paige Polyak (19); 18. Wade Nygaard (10); 19. Todd King (17); 20. Max McGhee (13); 21. Parker Price-Miller (9); DNS; Parker Price-Miller, Mason Moore

A main, (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Jason Johnson (2); 2. Logan Schuchart (11); 3. Aaron Reutzel (3); 4. Cory Eliason (4); / 5. Chad Kemenah (20); 6. Spencer Bayston (7); 7. Sheldon Haudenschild (9); 8. Brooke Tatnell (15); 9. Tim Kaeding (12); 10. Sammy Swindell (14); 11. Kraig Kinser (16); 12. Jacob Allen (1); 13. Joey Saldana (5); 14. Brent Marks (10); 15. Bill Balog (21); 16. Brady Bacon (17); 17. Cole Duncan (6); 18. James McFadden (24); 19. Jeff Swindell (8); 20. Jac Haudenschild (22); 21. Scott Bogucki (23); 22. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (18); 23. Dane Lorenc (13); 24. Lynton Jeffrey (19); Lap Leaders: Allen 1, Johnson 2-25; Hard Charger: Kemenah

Speed Sport World Challenge, (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Jason Johnson (4); 2. James McFadden (1); 3. Brad Sweet (14); 4. Dominic Scelzi (6); 5. Brian Brown (12); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 7. Ian Madsen (8); 8. Greg Hodnett (10); 9. Logan Schuchart (22); 10. Shane Stewart (9); 11. Kerry Madsen (13); 12. Jamie Veal (23); 13. Carson Macedo (16); 14. Terry McCarl (11); 15. Lucas Wolfe (7); 16. Skylar Gee (20); 17. Harli White (17); 18. Jason Kendrick (19); 19. Brooke Tatnell (5); 20. Jordyn Brazier (15); 21. Thomas Kennedy (2); 22. Scott Bogucki (21); 23. Cory Eliason (18); Lap Leaders: McFadden 1-6, Johnson 7-20. Hard-charger: Schuchart.

57th 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store Feature Tentative Lineups:

A-Main

1. 5 David Gravel

2. 15 Donny Schatz

3. 49 Brad Sweet

4. 2M Kerry Madsen

5. 21 Brian Brown

6. 24 Terry McCarl

7. 9 Daryn Pittman

8. 27 Greg Hodnett

9. 57 Kyle Larson

10. 2 Shane Stewart

11. 2KS Austin McCarl

12. 4 Paul McMahan

13. 13JT Mark Dobmeier

14. 24R Rico Abreu

15. 18 Ian Madsen

16. 2C Wayne Johnson

17. 41 Jason Johnson

18. 1S Logan Schuchart

19. 87 Aaron Reutzel

20. 5H Cory Eliason

B-Main (Top 4 transfer)

1. 83 Justin Henderson

2. 44S Trey Starks

3. 7S Jason Sides

4. 82 Dusty Zomer

5. 24W Lucas Wolfe

6. 14B Christopher Bell

7. 29 Danny Dietrich

8. 49X Tim Shaffer

9. 09 Matt Juhl

10. 41S Dominic Scelzi

11. 10H Chad Kemenah

12. 39 Spencer Bayston

13. 93 Sheldon Haudenschild

14. 55 Brooke Tatnell

15. 3K Tim Kaeding

16. 3S Sammy Swindell

17. 11K Kraig Kinser

18. 1A Jacob Allen

19. 51 Joey Saldana

20. 19 Brent Marks

C-Main (Top 4 transfer)

1. 17B Bill Balog

2. 99 Brady Bacon

3. 12N Cole Duncan

4. 3 James McFadden

5. 94 Jeff Swindell

6. 17 Jac Haudenschild

7. 84 Scott Bogucki

8. 15H Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

9. 00 Dane Lorenc

10. 12 Lynton Jeffrey

11. 3G Carson Macedo

12. 1Z Dale Blaney

13. 1 Thomas Kennedy

14. 71 Kevin Thomas, Jr.

15. 53 Jack Dover

16. 1X Don Droud, Jr.

17. W20 Greg Wilson

18. 17X Josh Baughman

19. 21AU Jordyn Braizer

20. 49J Josh Schneiderman

D-Main (Top 4 transfer)

1. 81 Lee Jacobs

2. 68 Chase Johnson

3. 35V Jamie Veal

4. 1M Danny Lasoski

5. 3P Sawyer Phillips

6. 7W Tasker Phillips

7. 95 Matt Covington

8. 56N Davey Heskin

9. 99G Skylar Gee

10. 17W Harli White

11. 70 Clint Garner

12. 44 Chris Martin

13. 5J Jeremy Schultz

14. 15M Bobby Mincer

15. 85 Chase Wanner

16. 23W Scott Winters

17. 8H Jason Kendrick

18. 19P Paige Polyak

19. 26 Tayler Malsam

20. 9N Wade Nygaard

E-Main (Top 4 transfer)

1. 1B Dustin Selvage

2. 19L Todd King

3. 71A R.J. Johnson

4. 17M Max McGhee

5. 22 Rager Phillips

6. 67X Parker Price-Miller

7. 4X Dakota Hendrickson

8. X1 Mason Moore

9. 10V Kyle Reinhardt

10. 13V Seth Brahmer

11. 9Z Jared Goerges

12. 12W Josh Walter

13. 83C Adam Cruea

14. 13 Clyde Knipp

15. 1P Curtis Evans

16. 9C Roger Campbell

17. 9X Jake Bubak

18. 2MM Matt Moro

 

 

Brian Brown Takes Commanding Lead in 16th Annual Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 10, 2017 – Brian Brown’s second place finish on Thursday at the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores has given him a commanding lead going into the last two nights of competition. Greg Hodnett remains in second place, ahead of Trey Starks, Tim Shaffer and Thomas Kennedy heading into Friday’s FVP Night at the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals.

Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings after seven of nine nights…

1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 241 points; 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 186 points; 3. Trey Starks, Washington, 185; 4. Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 172 points; 5. Thomas Kennedy, 160 Points; 6. Dusty Zomer, South Dakota, 154 points; 7. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 151 points; 8. Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 146 points: 9. Brad Sweet, California, 144 points; 10. Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 140 points.

History of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings…

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 are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

David Gravel is Perfect on Toyota Night #2 at the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores!

by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 10, 2017) – David Gravel swept Toyota Night #2 at the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores Thursday night at Knoxville Raceway. After setting quick time, the Watertown, Connecticut native won his heat and the feature after starting eighth in both events aboard the CJB Motorsports #5. It was the first time for a perfect 500-point score since Steve Kinser did it in 1992. The win was Gravel’s second in his career at Knoxville, paid him $12,000 and set him up on the pole of Saturday’s night’s $150,000 to win championship event.

Disaster befell Knoxville Nationals defending champion, Jason Johnson before a circuit could be completed in the 25-lap main event. After getting sideways, he collected the machine of Dominic Scelzi. Scelzi would restart at the tail after repairs, but Johnson would not be as lucky.

Once the green fell again, pole-sitter, Mark Dobmeier, showed the way, ahead of Brooke Tatnell and Wayne Johnson. Gravel entered the top four on the second lap, and claimed third from Wayne Johnson on lap four. Brian Brown would drive from sixth to fourth on laps six and seven.

Gravel used the low side to shoot by Tatnell for second on lap eight, as Dobmeier entered lapped traffic. Tatnell’s great third place run would derail on lap ten with a blown right rear. The caution negated a Gravel pass of Dobmeier for the lead in turn two.

Dobmeier would pull away in clean air on the restart, while Brown challenged Gravel for the second spot, taking it briefly. The leaders entered lapped traffic again on lap 18, and Gravel slid under Dobmeier in heavy lapped traffic on lap 19 to take the lead for good.

Gravel pulled away to victory, while Brown took second with two laps to go. Dobmeier, Ian Madsen and Daryn Pittman followed. Wayne Johnson, Terry McCarl, Danny Dietrich, Spencer Bayston and hard-charger, Rico Abreu completed the top ten. Joining Gravel as heat winners, were Chris Martin, Thomas Kennedy, Dale Blaney and Josh Baughman. Abreu won the B main, while Lee Jacobs took the C.

Gravel will start Saturday night’s main event alongside Donny Schatz. They will be joined in order by Brad Sweet, Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown, Terry McCarl, Daryn Pittman, Greg Hodnett, Kyle Larson, Shane Stewart, Austin McCarl, Paul McMahan, Mark Dobmeier, Rico Abreu, Ian Madsen and Wayne Johnson.

Tradition dictates that the ten drivers locking into Saturday’s B main will stay put instead of taking the option of starting over with the remaining field on Friday. That was the case again this year. Those drivers included Justin Henderson, who will be on the pole, Trey Starks, Jason Sides, Dusty Zomer, Lucas Wolfe, Christopher Bell, Danny Dietrich, Tim Shaffer, Matt Juhl and Dominic Scelzi.

“I did get the lead (on lap 10), but the yellow came out,” said Gravel in Victory Lane. “I knew Mark would be good in open track. I was just going to run behind him until we hit traffic and run the bottom. I was lucky I got back by Brian. I made the mistake of running down the track, but the top was the fastest way around. I’m in a zone right now. Little holes look big. Like Kyle Larson said, I’ve never driven a sprint car this good. Hopefully, Saturday, we can duke it out. I’m happy to be in the books. Hopefully, we have something for them Saturday.”

“I’m just proud to be standing here,” said Brown. “I could have named you five or six times throughout this night I should be on the hook. From the C main last year to here we are now…we’ve just wanted an opportunity to win the Knoxville Nationals and we’ve put ourselves in position. Congratulations to David and his team. I never thought we’d see a perfect score again in my lifetime. The exciting part is we have the World Challenge tomorrow to work on things.”

“He showed speed all night long,” said Dobmeier of Gravel. “He had it from the word go. The lapped cars held me up a bit. In the end, I think I was a little too patient with them. I needed to try the bottom in one and two. That’s where I lost the race. Tonight it bit me. We’ve only hit two weekly shows here, and we’ve definitely stepped our big track program up.”

Join us tomorrow night for FVP Night at the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!
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(Lineups, Points and Speed Sport World Challenge Starting Grid Below)

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 5, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (8), 15.072; 2. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (2), 15.185; 3. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (6), 15.291; 4. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (13), 15.377; 5. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (1), 15.493; 6. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (18), 15.500; 7. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (23), 15.520; 8. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (12), 15.543; 9. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (37), 15.566; 10. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (19), 15.575; 11. 81, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH (3), 15.589; 12. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (7), 15.606; 13. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (20), 15.626; 14. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (24), 15.638; 15. 13JT, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (30), 15.640; 16. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (29), 15.649; 17. 3S, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (40), 15.667; 18. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (39), 15.721; 19. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (21), 15.722; 20. 3, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust. (36), 15.759; 21. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (14), 15.781; 22. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (35), 15.785; 23. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (32), 15.790; 24. 1X, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (4), 15.791; 25. 29, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (22), 15.795; 26. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (33), 15.808; 27. 10V, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (10), 15.811; 28. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (42), 15.832; 29. 12N, Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH (43), 15.850; 30. 9Z, Jared Goerges, Brainerd, MN (9), 15.894; 31. 53, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (11), 15.906; 32. 17M, Max McGhee, Camby, IN (5), 15.947; 33. 1, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (31), 16.019; 34. 1Z, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH (41), 16.022; 35. X1, Mason Moore, Chico, CA (16), 16.047; 36. 00, Dane Lorenc, Lancaster, NY (28), 16.057; 37. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (26), 16.067; 38. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (50), 16.112; 39. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (46), 16.117; 40. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (15), 16.133; 41. 99G, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (25), 16.215; 42. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Norfolk, NE (44), 16.280; 43. 9N, Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND (34), 16.284; 44. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (17), 16.288; 45. 5J, Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI (49), 16.325; 46. 23W, Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN (38), 16.424; 47. 13, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (48), 16.470; 48. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (51), 16.496; 49. 19L, Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI (47), 16.709; 50. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (53), 17.190; 51. 9C, Roger Campbell, Clyde, OH (52), 17.346; DQ (Nose Wing) 52. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (27), 15.809; 53. 35V, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (45), NT.

Heat one (started), 10 Laps, 2:42.3: 1. David Gravel (8); 2. Jack Dover (2); 3. Ian Madsen (5); 4. Spencer Bayston (3); / 5. Jacob Allen (4); 6. Dane Lorenc (1); 7. Trey Starks (7); 8. Skylar Gee (9); / 9. Lee Jacobs (6); 10. Scott Winters (10);

Heat two (started), 10 Laps, 2:46.7: 1. Chris Martin (1); 2. Dominic Scelzi (4); 3. Daryn Pittman (7); 4. Kyle Reinhardt (3); / 5. Sammy Swindell (5); 6. Justin Henderson (8); 7. Tasker Phillips (6); 8. Seth Brahmer (9); / 9. Max McGhee (2); 10. Clyde Knipp (10);

Heat three (started), 10 Laps, 2:49.7: 1. Thomas Kennedy (2); 2. Tim Kaeding (1); 3. Terry McCarl (8); 4. Wayne Johnson (6); / 5. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4); 6. Jason Sides (7); 7. Chad Kemenah (5); 8. Josh Schneiderman (3); / 9. Greg Wilson (10); 10. Wade Nygaard (9);

Heat four (started), 10 Laps, 2:43.9: 1. Dale Blaney (2); 2. Kraig Kinser (1); 3. Brian Brown (8); 4. Jason Johnson (7); / 5. Don Droud Jr. (4); 6. Cole Duncan (3); 7. Bobby Mincer (9); 8. RJ Johnson (5); / 9. Paige Polyak (6); 10. Todd King (10);

Heat five (started), 10 Laps, 2:45.0: 1. Josh Baughman (1); 2. Danny Dietrich (4); 3. Mark Dobmeier (6); 4. Brooke Tatnell (7); / 5. Rico Abreu (8); 6. Mason Moore (2); 7. James McFadden (5); 8. Jeremy Schultz (9); / 9. Jared Goerges (3); DNS 10. Jeff Swindell (10);

C main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Lee Jacobs (1); 2. Paige Polyak (2); 3. Greg Wilson (6); 4. Wade Nygaard (5); / 5. Todd King (8); 6. Clyde Knipp (7); 7. Jared Goerges (3); 8. Roger Campbell (9); 9. Max McGhee (4); DNS 10. Scott Winters (10); 11. Jeff Swindell (11); 12. Brent Marks (12); 13. Jamie Veal (13);

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Rico Abreu (2); 2. Justin Henderson (1); 3. Trey Starks (3); 4. Jason Sides (4); / 5. James McFadden (9); 6. Chad Kemenah (7); 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (11); 8. Tasker Phillips (5); 9. Don Droud Jr. (12); 10. Josh Schneiderman (13); 11. Cole Duncan (14); 12. Skylar Gee (17); 13. Paige Polyak (22); 14. RJ Johnson (8); 15. Jeremy Schultz (20); 16. Lee Jacobs (21); 17. Mason Moore (15); 18. Greg Wilson (23); 19. Bobby Mincer (19); 20. Wade Nygaard (24); 21. Jacob Allen (10); 22. Seth Brahmer (18); 23. Dane Lorenc (16); 24. Sammy Swindell (6);

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. David Gravel (8); 2. Brian Brown (6); 3. Mark Dobmeier (1); 4. Ian Madsen (9); 5. Daryn Pittman (5); 6. Wayne Johnson (2); 7. Terry McCarl (7); 8. Danny Dietrich (11); 9. Spencer Bayston (12); 10. Rico Abreu (21); 11. Tim Kaeding (18); 12. Josh Baughman (20); 13. Trey Starks (23); 14. Dominic Scelzi (10); 15. Jason Sides (24); 16. Justin Henderson (22); 17. Jack Dover (14); 18. Kyle Reinhardt (13); 19. Thomas Kennedy (15); 20. Kraig Kinser (19); 21. Chris Martin (17); 22. Dale Blaney (16); 23. Brooke Tatnell (3); 24. Jason Johnson (4); Lap Leaders: Dobmeier 1-18, Gravel 19-25; Hard Charger: Abreu

Combined Event Points for the 57th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store

A-Main Lock-ins:

1. 5, David Gravel, 500

2. 15, Donny Schatz, 492

3. 49, Brad Sweet, 489

4. 2M, Kerry Madsen, 487

5. 21, Brian Brown, 486

6. 24, Terry McCarl, 478

7. 9, Daryn Pittman, 474

8. 27, Greg Hodnett, 472

9. 57, Kyle Larson, 469

10. 2, Shane Stewart, 469

11. 2KS, Austin McCarl, 466

12. 4, Paul McMahan, 463

13. 13JT, Mark Dobmeier, 462

14. 24R, Rico Abreu, 462

15. 18, Ian Madsen, 458

16. 2C, Wayne Johnson, 457

B-Main Lock-ins:

17. 83, Justin Henderson, 453

18. 44S, Trey Starks, 448

19. 7X, Jason Sides, 443

20. 82, Dusty Zomer, 438

21. 24W, Lucas Wolfe, 438

22. 14B, Christopher Bell, 437

23. 29, Danny Dietrich, 435

24. 49X, Tim Shaffer, 435

25. 09, Matt Juhl, 429

26. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, 429

Remainder of combined point standings:

27. 55, Brooke Tatnell, 429

28. 41, Jason Johnson, 429

29. 68, Chase Johnson, 427

30. 39, Spencer Bayston, 425

31. 1M, Danny Lasoski, 424

32. 2MM, Matt Moro, 416

33. 17B, Bill Balog, 414

34. 71, Kevin Thomas, Jr., 414

35. 67X, Parker Price-Miller, 413

36. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, 407

37. 53, Jack Dover, 405

38. 10V, Kyle Reinhardt, 405

39. 3K, Tim Kaeding, 403

40. 17X, Josh Baughman, 400

41. 1, Thomas Kennedy, 400

42. 17, Jac Haudenschild, 400

43. 93, Sheldon Haudenschild, 400

44. 7W, Tasker Phillips, 396

45. 1B, Dustin Selvage, 395

46. 1Z, Dale Blaney, 392

47. 44, Chris Martin, 388

48. 10H, Chad Kemenah, 388

49. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, 388

50. 22, Rager Phillips, 388

51. 3G, Carson Macedo, 387

52. 9X, Jake Bubak, 386

53. 3, James McFadden, 386

54. 56N, Davey Heskin, 386

55. 20, AJ Moeller, 385

56. 11K, Kraig Kinser, 383

57. 15H, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 382

58. 17W, Harli White, 380

59. 51, Joey Saldana, 380

60. 1X, Don Droud, Jr., 376

61. 19P, Paige Polyak, 376

62. 81, Lee Jacobs, 376

63. 5H, Cory Eliason, 369

64. 71A, R.J. Johnson, 367

65. 70, Clint Garner, 363

66. 99, Brady Bacon, 363

67. 3S, Sammy Swindell, 360

68. 12N, Cole Duncan, 359

69. 1A, Jacob Allen, 358

70. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, 357

71. 26, Tayler Malsam, 338

72. 8H, Jason Kendrick, 335

73. X1, Mason Moore, 335

74. 95, Matt Covington, 332

75. 4X, Dakota Hendrickson, 330

76. 87, Aaron Reutzel, 328

77. 99G, Skylar Gee, 327

78. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, 326

79. 00, Dane Lorenc, 321

80. 5J, Jeremy Schultz, 313

81. 15M, Bobby Mincer, 310

82. 12W, Josh Walter, 309

83. 84, Scott Bogucki, 309

84. 1P, Curtis Evans, 306

85. 9Z, Jared Goerges, 306

86. 13V, Seth Brahmer, 305

87. 83C, Adam Cruea, 302

88. 9N, Wade Nygaard, 301

89. W20, Greg Wilson, 298

90. 17M, Max McGhee, 298

91. 85, Chase Wanner, 291

92. 13, Clyde Knipp, 271

93. 19L, Todd King, 269

94. 1S, Logan Schuchart, 269

95. 10, Tyler Bear, 265

96. 23W, Scott Winters, 265

97. 94, Jeff Swindell, 255

98. 9C, Roger Campbell, 236

99. 19, Brent Marks, 223

100. 35V, Jamie Veal, 216

SPEED SPORT World Challenge Lineup:

Carson Macedo 387 - Thomas Kennedy 400

Lynton Jeffrey 407 - Brooke Tatnell 429

Jason Johnson 429 - Dominic Scelzi 429

Lucas Wolfe 438 - Ian Madsen 458

Shane Stewart 469 - Greg Hodnett 472

Terry McCarl 478 - Brian Brown 486

Kerry Madsen 487 - Brad Sweet 500

James McFadden 386 - Harli White 380

Corey Eliason 369 - Jason Kendrick 335

Skylar Gee 327 - Scott Bogucki 309

Logan Schuchart 269 - Jamie Veal 216

 

 

Kyle Larson Races to Brandt Professional Agriculture Night #1 of the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores!

Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet Lead in Points

by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 9, 2017) – Kyle Larson led wire to wire on Brandt Professional Agriculture Night #1 of the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores at the Knoxville Raceway Saaturday. The Elk Grove, California native guided Paul Silva’s #57 flawlessly through traffic to claim his third career feature win and $12,000 at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World.” Donny Schatz emerged atop the all-important point standings earning 492. He was followed by Brad Sweet (489), Kerry Madsen (487), Greg Hodnett (472), Larson (469) and Shane Stewart (469).

Larson grabbed the lap one lead from Austin McCarl, who had gotten the jump at the green. Greg Hodnett settled into second in the 25-lapper, ahead of Paul McMahan and Donny Schatz. Schatz used the low side of the track to gain fourth on lap two. Parker Price-Miller came to a stop when his nose wing came askew three laps in.

Larson pulled away again, while Kerry Madsen moved into the top five. Schatz drove by Hodnett to take third on lap five, and Madsen followed him into fourth. The leaders entered lapped traffic on the tenth circuit, and McCarl, Schatz and Madsen battled for several laps in second, third and fourth. Schatz would clear the group on lap 14 and continue his pursuit of the leader. Hodnett would shoot under Madsen for fourth on lap 14, and slid by McCarl for third on lap 17.

Larson would maintain his advantage to the checkers, followed by Schatz, Hodnett, Brad Sweet and McCarl. Madsen, Shane Stewart, Paul McMahan, Christopher Bell and Bill Balog completed the top ten. Madsen set quick time on the night at 14.886. Kevin Thomas Jr., Jac Haudenschild, Matt Moro, Schatz and Bill Balog were heat winners. Lucas Wolfe won the B main.

“I definitely have to have the conversation with him, that’s for sure!” said Larson in Victory Lane as the crowd roared, in reference to his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series owner, Chip Ganassi, and his ability to make it back from practice in Michigan for Saturday’s championship in Knoxville. “I’ve never been this good in a sprint car in my career. To win a prelim night here with Paul Silva is amazing. Our car was really good the whole feature. We were a little loose on the bottom, and I felt we moved up at the right time. I’m super-happy to win! I’m nervous about the phone call. Hopefully, (Chip) is listening and knows how much I appreciate everything he allows me to do racing sprint cars. If we can race Saturday night, that will be a dream come true. To win here Saturday…I feel like we have a great shot. In the Cup stuff, those are the best group of guys to work with. I feel like we have a great shot (at a championship). I feel fast, and I’m having fun. It would be a lot of fun to get done practicing Saturday and know I’m racing here.”

“We tried something there to see if we may be a little better,” said Schatz. “We may have been a little worse. You have to do that. We got ourselves in a good spot in the heat race and qualified o.k. You have to finish good and we did. Kyle was really good there. When the racetrack changed, he got up on it. We were just a little free, but my hat’s off to this race team. They do incredible things together. They work hard together. Racing is one of them games where we argue, enjoy it, and do everything together.”

“I’ve been running the bottom pretty well, but it went away from me there,” said Hodnett. “I had to move back up to the top, and I think I held my own and didn’t lose a whole lot. We’re still trying to figure it out, but the guys are doing a great job on the car. We’ve got a great fan base here, and a great racetrack. There are two lanes here, and you can’t ask for anything better. I appreciate all the effort that Knoxville puts into this. We’re very fortunate to be able to come here.”

Join us tomorrow night for Toyota Night #2 of the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!
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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (1), 14.886; 2. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (18), 14.986; 3. 24W, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA (2), 15.026; 4. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (14), 15.042; 5. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (3), 15.070; 6. 2, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (38), 15.073; 7. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (7), 15.110; 8. 4, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (43), 15.160; 9. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (33), 15.163; 10. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA (40), 15.227; 11. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (17), 15.252; 12. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (22), 15.286; 13. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (4), 15.298; 14. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (16), 15.307; 15. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (37), 15.309; 16. 93, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (29), 15.317; 17. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (46), 15.329; 18. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Maroochydore, QLD, Aust. (10), 15.380; 19. 51, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (31), 15.381; 20. 14B, Christopher Bell, Norman, OK (36), 15.384; 21. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (21), 15.385; 22. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (24), 15.389; 23. 2MM, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (13), 15.403; 24. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (35), 15.408; 25. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (19), 15.410; 26. 70, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (48), 15.413; 27. 5H, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (45), 15.429; 28. 67X, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (30), 15.461; 29. 26, Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA (8), 15.471; 30. 4X, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (26), 15.474; 31. 71, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (27), 15.481; 32. 17, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (39), 15.497; 33. 9X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (6), 15.512; 34. 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (42), 15.521; 35. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (25), 15.532; 36. 8H, Jason Kendrick, Perth, WA, Aust. (12), 15.616; 37. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (20), 15.625; 38. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (23), 15.671; 39. 3G, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (47), 15.674; 40. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (28), 15.754; 41. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (44), 15.801; 42. 1P, Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO (32), 15.878; 43. 83C, Adam Cruea, Troy, OH (9), 16.230; 44. 12W, Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI (41), 16.504; 45. DQ (Light at Scales) 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (5), 14.898; 46. DQ (Light at Scales) 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (15), 15.682; 47. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (11), NT; 48. 10, Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA (34), NT.

Heat one (started), 10 Laps, 2:38.5: 1. Kevin Thomas Jr. (2); 2. Kerry Madsen (8); 3. Austin McCarl (6); 4. Shane Stewart (7); / 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (5); 6. Jason Kendrick (1); 7. Sawyer Phillips (9); 8. Clint Garner (3); / DQ (Muffler) - 9. Aaron Reutzel (4); DNS 10. Chase Wanner (10);

Heat two (started), 10 Laps, 2:36.6: 1. Jac Haudenschild (2); 2. Brad Sweet (8); 3. Harli White (1); 4. Matt Juhl (4); / 5. Davey Heskin (5); 6. Cory Eliason (3); 7. Dusty Zomer (7); 8. Tim Shaffer (6); / 9. Curtis Evans (9); DNS - 10. Logan Schuchart (10);

Heat three (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Matt Moro (4); 2. Parker Price-Miller (3); 3. Jake Bubak (2); 4. Paul McMahan (7); / 5. Lucas Wolfe (8); 6. Chase Johnson (6); 7. Jordyn Brazier (5); 8. Scott Bogucki (1); / DNS - 9. Adam Cruea (9); 10. Tyler Bear (10);

Heat four, (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Donny Schatz (8); 2. Dustin Selvage (2); 3. Danny Lasoski (4); 4. Carson Macedo (1); / 5. Joey Saldana (5); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 7. Rager Phillips (6); 8. Josh Walter (9); / 9. Tayler Malsam (3);

Heat five, (started), 10 Laps, 2:40.4: 1. Bill Balog (2); 2. Kyle Larson (6); 3. Greg Hodnett (7); 4. Christopher Bell (5); / 5. Matt Covington (1); 6. Brady Bacon (4); 7. Dakota Hendrickson (3); 8. AJ Moeller (8); / DNS - 9. Spencer Bayston (9);

C main (not run): 1. Tayler Malsam (2); 2. Curtis Evans (3); 3. Adam Cruea (4); 4. Chase Wanner (6); / DNS - 5. Aaron Reutzel (1); 6. Spencer Bayston (5); 7. Logan Schuchart (7); 8. Tyler Bear (8);

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Lucas Wolfe (1); 2. Dusty Zomer (3); 3. Chase Johnson (6); 4. Tim Shaffer (5); / 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (8); 6. Jordyn Brazier (10); 7. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 8. Cory Eliason (14); 9. Clint Garner (13); 10. Rager Phillips (7); 11. Davey Heskin (9); 12. Joey Saldana (11); 13. Brady Bacon (12); 14. Sawyer Phillips (15); 15. Matt Covington (18); 16. Jason Kendrick (16); 17. Tayler Malsam (17); 18. Josh Walter (20); 19. AJ Moeller (2); 20. Curtis Evans (22); 21. Adam Cruea (21); 22. Chase Wanner (19); DNS - 23. Dakota Hendrickson (23); 24. Scott Bogucki (24)

A main, (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Kyle Larson (1); 2. Donny Schatz (6); 3. Greg Hodnett (3); 4. Brad Sweet (7); 5. Austin McCarl (2); 6. Kerry Madsen (8); 7. Shane Stewart (5); 8. Paul McMahan (4); 9. Christopher Bell (9); 10. Bill Balog (18); 11. Matt Juhl (10); 12. Tim Shaffer (24); 13. Danny Lasoski (12); 14. Kevin Thomas Jr. (14); 15. Carson Macedo (20); 16. Parker Price-Miller (13); 17. Dusty Zomer (22); 18. Chase Johnson (23); 19. Dustin Selvage (17); 20. Jac Haudenschild (15); 21. Matt Moro (11); 22. Harli White (19); 23. Jake Bubak (16); 24. Lucas Wolfe (21); Lap Leader: Larson 1-25; Hard Charger: Tim Shaffer

57th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store Event Points (as of August 9, 2017)

1. 15, Donny Schatz 492

2. 49, Brad Sweet 489

3. 2M, Kerry Madsen 487

4. 27, Greg Hodnett 472

5. 57, Kyle Larson 469

6. 2, Shane Stewart 469

7. 2KS, Austin McCarl 466

8. 4, Paul McMahan 463

9. 82, Dustin Zomer 438

10. 24W, Lucas Wolfe 438

11. 14B, Christopher Bell 437

12. 49X, Tim Shaffer 435

13. 09, Matt Juhl 429

14. 68, Chase Johnson 427

15. 1M, Danny Lasoski 424

16. 2MM, Matt Moro 416

17. 17B, Bill Balog 414

18. 71, Kevin Thomas, Jr. 414

19. 67X, Parker Price-Miller 413

20. 12, Lynton Jeffrey 407

21. 17, Jac Haudenschild 400

22. 93, Sheldon Haudenschild 400

23. 1B, Dustin Selvage 395

24. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier 388

25. 22, Rager Phillips 388

26. 3G, Carson Macedo 387

27. 9X, Jake Bubak 386

28. 56N, Davey Heskin 386

29. 20, A.J. Moeller 385

30. 17W, Harli White 380

31. 51, Joey Saldana 380

32. 5H, Cory Eliason 369

33. 70, Clint Garner 363

34. 99, Brady Bacon 363

35. 26, Tayler Malsam 338

36. 8H, Jason Kendrick 335

37. 95, Matt Covington 332

38. 4X, Dakota Hendrickson 330

39. 87, Aaron Reutzel 328

40. 3P, Sawyer Phillips 326

41. 12W, Josh Walter 309

42. 84, Scott Bogucki 309

43. 1P, Curtis Evans 306

44. 83C, Adam Cruea 302

45. 85, Chase Wanner 291

46. 39, Spencer Bayston 278

47. 1S, Logan Schuchart 269

48. 10, Tyler Bear 265

 

 

Brian Brown Widens Lead in 16th Annual Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 8, 2017 – Brian Brown increased his lead in the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” point standings after Monday night’s Price Chopper Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting and Searsboro Telephone Company at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. Shane Stewart won the $20,000 event. Next up is the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores, Wednesday through Saturday at the Knoxville Raceway!

Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings after five events…

1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 192 points; 2. Trey Starks, Washington, 147 points; 3. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 138 points; 4. Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 133 points; 5. Thomas Kennedy, Manitoba, 128; 6. Cory Eliason, California, 126 points; 7. Chad Kemenah, Ohio, 125 points; 8. Dusty Zomer, South Dakota, 120 points; 9. Tayler Malsam, Washington, 108 points; 10. Clint Garner, South Dakota, 107 points.

History of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings…

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 are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

Electrifying Front Row Challenge Finish Goes to Shane Stewart!

by Bill Wright

Oskaloosa, IA, August 7, 2017 – Shane Stewart topped a three-way battle for the lead with two laps to go to come out on top in the $20,000 to win 22nd Annual Price Chopper Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting and Searsboro Telephone Company. It was the Bixby, Oklahoma driver’s first appearance at the event in six years, and he made it pay off big time in the 30-lap feature aboard the Larson-Marks #2!

Stewart grabbed the early lead in the main event, ahead of Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet. Pittman, a three-time winner of the Front Row Challenge, shot to the point on the second lap, and pulled away a bit, while Stewart’s car was smoking profusely. Sweet would followed into the second spot on lap four.

Fifth running Ian Madsen came to a stop with four laps down, bringing the only caution of the event. Pittman led Sweet, Stewart, Brian Brown and Carson Macedo back to green flag racing. Sweet would dive in front of Pittman in turn one on the restart, and repeat the move a lap later, only to have his Kasey Kahne Racing teammate drive back by him. As the leaders, entered lapped traffic on lap ten, Sweet would gain the lead in turn two, to become the third leader.

At the halfway point, Sweet was pulling away, but all eyes were on Kyle Larson, who was up to sixth. On lap 18, he would take fifth, and a circuit later, would take fourth from Brown. On lap 20, Stewart would gain traction again, passing Pittman for second. Larson would use the low side to gain third from Pittman on lap 24.

Both Stewart and Larson would close on Sweet, who was in heavy lapped traffic. With two laps to go, all three made bids for the lead in turn two, with each holding it if only for a split second. With the crowd on its feet, Stewart would gain the point and pull away, with Sweet and Larson following him to the finish. Pittman finished fourth, while Chad Kemenah earned a KSE steering gear for his hard-charger run into fifth. Carson Macedo, Brown, James McFadden, Tim Kaeding and Jac Haudenschild completed the top ten.

Sweet emerged victorious, taking $1,000 and the pole in the first ever DeBerg Concrete Keith Hutton Memorial “King of the Hill Max”. Sweet topped two four car two-lap showdowns to earn his cash.

Pittman earned $500 from Country Builders Construction for setting quick time. Heat winners Cory Eliason, Kaeding, Stewart and Austin McCarl earned $500 bonuses from Country Builders Construction, Seafoam Motor Treatment, Superflow Dynamometers & Flowbenches and True Value of Oskaloosa. Heat winners also received a wing from HRP, a shovel from TheSnowPlow.com, and “Protein 7” from Nutrishop of Maple Grove, Minnesota.

Stewart’s crew chief, Lee Stauffer, was selected as Mechanic of the Race, accepting a 3/8 Micro Lithium Impact Kit courtesy of Mark Stuchel Snap-On Tools franchisee.

Dusty Ballenger led the 15-lap distance in the Seafoam Motor Treatment IMCA Racesaver Sprint feature. The Harrisburg, South Dakota driver earned $1,000 for his win, thanks to a bonus from Badger Contracting for $250. Nebraskans Tyler Drueke and Jason Martin battled tooth and nail for the second spot, with Martin eventually grabbing the position and $500 and a $500 gift certificate from Hinchman Racewear. Drueke held on for third, $400 and a $500 gift certificate from Hinchman Racewear. Trevor Serbus was fourth, followed by Mike Moore, Mike Houseman Jr., Corey Kautz, Kayla Stoops, Tyler Thompson and Colin Smith. Smith, Ballenger and Martin won heat races. Both Devin Wignall and Ben Woods took scary rides on the frontstretch, but both emerged uninjured.

22nd Annual Price Chopper Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting, Don Long’s Searsboro Telephone Company and Hiland Dairy Results

Front Row Challenge Main Event (started), 30 laps: 1. 2, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (2) 2. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (1) 3. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (13) 4. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (4) 5. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (16) 6. 3G, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (8) 7. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (3) 8. 3H, James McFadden, Alice Springs, NT, Aust. (9) 9. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (20) 10. 17, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (5) 11. 35, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (7) 12. 5H, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (19) 13. 4P, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (14) 14. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (17) 15. 24, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA (12) 16. 44s, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (21) 17. 10, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (18) 18. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (24) 19. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (10) 20. 49x, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (11) 21. 26, Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA (22) 22. 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (15) 23. 1x, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (23) 24. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (6). Lap Leaders: Stewart 1, Pittman 2-9, Sweet 10-28, Stewart 29-30. KSE Hard-charger: Kemenah. $425 “BC Bonus”: Reinhardt. $500 BMRS “Back it Up” Award: Haudenschild.

True Value of Oskaloosa Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. Cory Eliason (1) 2. Daryn Pittman (4) 3. Chad Kemenah (2) 4. Brian Brown (5) 5. Lucas Wolfe (3) 6. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (6) 7. Don Droud Jr. (7) 8. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8) DNS – 1m, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO

Country Builders Construction Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. Tim Kaeding (1) 2. Dustin Selvage (2) 3. Carson Macedo (4) 4. Brad Sweet (6) 5. Ian Madsen (5) 6. Chris Martin (7) 7. 00, Dane Lorenc, Lancaster, NY (3) 8. 7w, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (9) 9. Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (8)

Superflow Dynamometers & Flowbenches Heat three (started), 8 laps: 1. Shane Stewart (6) 2. Kyle Reinhardt (2) 3. Dominic Scelzi (4) 4. Paul McMahan (3) 5. Jamie Veal (5) 6. Trey Starks (7) 7. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (8) 8. 71, Robert Bell, Colfax, IA (9) 9. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (1)

Seafoam Motor Treatment Heat four (started), 8 laps: 1. Austin McCarl (2) 2. Tayler Malsam (1) 3. Kyle Larson (3) 4. Tim Shaffer (4) 5. James McFadden (5) 6. Jac Haudenschild (6) 7. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (7) 8. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (8) DNS – 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA

DeBerg Concrete Keith Hutton Memorial “King of the Hill” Max, 2 laps: Round one: Brad Sweet, Daryn Pittman / Jac Haudenschild, Jamie Veal Round two: Shane Stewart, Brian Brown, / Ian Madsen, Carson Macedo. Final Round: Brad Sweet, Shane Stewart, Brian Brown, Daryn Pittman.

Taso’s Steak House B Main (started), 12 laps: 1. Trey Starks (4) 2. Tayler Malsam (3) 3. Don Droud Jr. (2) 4. Chris Martin (5) / 5. Dane Lorenc (1) 6. RJ Johnson (6) 7. Rager Phillips (10) 8. Tasker Phillips (9) 9. Skylar Gee (8) 10. Bob Weuve (11) 11. Chase Johnson (7) 12. Robert Bell (12) DNS – Thomas Kennedy, Dakota Hendrickson, Chase Wanner, Danny Lasoski

Seafoam Motor Treatment IMCA Racesavers

A main (started), 15 laps: 1. 2D, Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, SD (1) 2. 36, Jason Martin, Lincoln, NE (2) 3. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (4) 4. 10, Trevor Serbus, Olivia, MN (3) 5. 69, Mike Moore, Des Moines, IA (9) 6. 4L, Mike Houseman Jr., Des Moines, IA (6) 7. 51, Corey Kautz, Des Moines, IA (8) 8. 18K, Kayla Stoops, Omaha, NE (7) 9. 48, Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, IA (18) 10. O5, Colin Smith, Sheldon, IA (5) 11. 68, CJ Houseman, Des Moines, IA (16) 12. 11s, Shadrach Sporaa, Boone, IA (10) 13. 12K, Koddy Hildreth, Iowa Falls, IA (12) 14. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (19) 15. 3TJ, Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, IA (11) 16. 11, Frank Rodgers, Lucas, IA (13) 17. 99, Bailey Elliott, California, MO (14) 18. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (17) 19. 53, Greg Black, Des Moines, IA (15) 20. 55KC, Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, IA (20) DNS – 21, Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA, 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA, 51A, Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, SD

Heat one (started), 6 laps: 1. Colin Smith (1) 2. Trevor Serbus (4) 3. Tyler Drueke (6) 4. Joel Thorpe (3) 5. Frank Rodgers (5) 6. Greg Black (7) 7. Mike Johnston (2) DNS – Bob Hildreth

Heat two (started), 6 laps: 1. Dusty Ballenger (6) 2. Mike Houseman Jr. (3) 3. Shadrach Sporaa (1) 4. Koddy Hildreth (2) 5. Bailey Elliott (4) 6. Devin Wignall (7) DQ (spring pressure) – Elliot Amdahl

Heat three (started), 6 laps: 1. Jason Martin (4) 2. Mike Moore (8) 3. Kayla Stoops (5) 4. Corey Kautz (7) 5. Russ Hall (1) 6. Chase Johnson (6) 7. Tyler Thompson (2) 8. Ben Woods (3)

 

 

Brian Brown leading 16th Annual Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Points After First Four Nights!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 6, 2017 – Brian Brown emerged victorious in Sunday night’s 6th Annual Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank at the Knoxville Raceway. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver leads the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” points heading into Monday’s event, the Price Chopper Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting and Searsboro Telephone Company at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. Brown won the title back in 2014.

Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings after four events…

1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 148 points; 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 138 points; 3. Dusty Zomer, South Dakota, 120 points; 4. Thomas Kennedy, Manitoba, 118 points; 5. Trey Starks, Washington, 112 points; 6. Clint Garner, South Dakota, 107 points; 7. (tie) Aaron Reutzel, Texas, 102 points; 7. (tie) Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 102 points; 9. Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 101 points; 10. Josh Baughman, Texas, 99 points.

History of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings…

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 are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

Brian Brown Battles to Win 6th Annual Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank!

by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 6, 2017) – Brian Brown passed Keystone State pilot Greg Hodnett on lap eleven, and held on to win the 6th Annual Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank at Knoxville Raceway Saturday. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver earned $5,000 for his first Capitani Classic win, and his 37th 410 win overall here.

Hodnett led from the outside of row one in the 25-lap feature, besting Greenland Homes Pole Shuffle $5,000 winner, Kerry Madsen. Madsen has won all three Pole Shuffles contested in the Capitani Classic. Madsen dropped into second, ahead of Brad Sweet, Joey Saldana and Brown to start the main event.

Brown was on the move, jetting to third on lap two, and taking second from Madsen on the next go-around. A slowing Lynton Jeffrey brought out the caution three laps in. The restart saw Hodnett ahead of Brown, Madsen, Sweet and Saldana. At that point, Brown began his onslaught of the leader, running on the cushion. Hodnett stayed true to the low groove.

Brown shot by Hodnett to lead lap four, while Austin McCarl moved himself into the top five after starting tenth. Hodnett got a run on the leader, passing him on lap six and pulling away a big. Meanwhile, McCarl and Chad Kemenah battled hard for the fifth spot.

The leaders entered lapped traffic, and Brown took advantage, driving back into the lead on lap eleven. Four circuits later, Madsen worked by Hodnett for second. Brown’s Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 was working well in traffic, but a final caution slowed the event one last time.

With two laps to go, Thursday’s Belleville Midget Nationals winner, Spencer Bayston, blew his right rear tire. Brown would pull away for the green, white, checker finish ahead of Madsen. Sweet captured third from Hodnett, and Austin McCarl finished fifth. Ian Madsen, Saldana, Danny Dietrich, Kemenah and hard-charger Davey Heskin completed the top ten after starting 24th. Kerry Madsen and Tim Shaffer set quick time in their respective groups, while Brown, James McFadden, Dusty Zomer, Ian Madsen, Sweet and Bayston won heat races. Brady Bacon and Daryn Pittman won the B mains.

“My hat goes off to the (track preparers) Dunkin family,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “There was an awesome bottom and an awesome top. They’ve knocked it out of the park the last few days. To win the Capitani Classic is up there on my list. Ralph was hard on me, and then would pat me on the back and tell me I did a good job when things went right. I didn’t really know what my plan was on the start. We started eighth and they kind of left the top open for me, and away we went. Greg’s a heck of a racecar driver and they’ve been running well all week long. Kerry…we know what we get with their team. We got lucky enough to beat them, and it’s really special.”

“We weren’t good enough,” said Kerry Madsen about his second place run. “They were faster. I was doing all I could do to hang onto second. I just wasn’t good enough to run the top and I was running some weird lines. We were gaining on it. I’m not disappointed in second. I’m really proud. Brian was just a better car tonight.”

“If I could have just clipped Kerry there, we might have had something,” said Sweet. “We were running the bottom so well. Kerry was doing everything he could to protect. His car was just off a little. There are some tricks around Knoxville here, and he obviously has a lot of laps. He used every trick in the book to keep us behind him. That was something to learn. Tonight was test and tune, and we put together a nice solid night.”

Wednesday brings night #1 of the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!
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410 Results

Time Trials Group #1 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (4), 15.285; 2. 51, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (3), 15.393; 3. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (8), 15.489; 4. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (24), 15.557; 5. 29, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (2), 15.599; 6. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (6), 15.622; 7. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (29), 15.622; 8. 59H, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (1), 15.626; 9. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (27), 15.635; 10. 71, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (23), 15.735; 11. 3H, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust. (10), 15.742; 12. 1, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (18), 15.760; 13. 1Z, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH (25), 15.768; 14. 81, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH (9), 15.774; 15. 17B, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (14), 15.798; 16. 10, Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA (16), 15.803; 17. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (17), 15.821; 18. 10V, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (21), 15.822; 19. 41, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (13), 15.887; 20. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (20), 15.904; 21. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (30), 15.927; 22. 18H, Jason Kendrick, Perth, WA, Aust. (15), 15.980; 23. 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (26), 15.993; 24. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (34), 16.016; 25. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (19), 16.018; 26. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (11), 16.024; 27. 9N, Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND (35), 16.089; 28. 9Z, Jared Goerges, Brainerd, MN (7), 16.103; 29. 3G, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (28), 16.106; 30. 4P, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (22), 16.115; 31. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (5), 16.171; 32. X1, Mason Moore, Chico, CA (12), 16.224; 33. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (33), 16.301; 34. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (32), 16.675; 35. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (31), 16.719;

Time Trials Group #2 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (4), 15.565; 2. 49S, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (1), 15.581; 3. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (17), 15.650; 4. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (15), 15.680; 5. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA (32), 15.687; 6. 3S, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (6), 15.697; 7. 5H, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (5), 15.702; 8. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 15.725; 9. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (19), 15.735; 10. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust (20), 15.742; 11. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (31), 15.751; 12. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (25), 15.845; 13. 67X, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (7), 15.856; 14. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (21), 15.863; 15. 17, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (29), 15.924; 16. 1X, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (26), 15.931; 17. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (34), 15.949; 18. 35, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Au (28), 15.965; 19. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (22), 15.986; 20. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (10), 15.989; 21. 12N, Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH (27), 16.091; 22. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (3), 16.150; 23. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (11), 16.185; 24. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (16), 16.206; 25. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (30), 16.216; 26. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (14), 16.284; 27. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (13), 16.348; 28. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (18), 16.416; 29. 00, Dane Lorenc, Lancaster, NY (23), 16.441; 30. 1P, Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO (2), 16.629; 31. 26, Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA (33), 16.675; 32. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (12), 16.710; 33. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (24), NT; 34. 70, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (8), NT.

Heat one Group #1, (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (3); 2. Kevin Thomas Jr. (1); 3. Kerry Madsen (4) / 4. Brady Bacon (2); 5. Dominic Scelzi (7); 6. Dale Blaney (5); 7. Tim Kaeding (9); 8. Matt Covington (12); 9. Jason Kendrick (8); 10. Bobby Mincer (11); 11. Jared Goerges (10); 12. Tyler Bear (6);

Heat two Group #1, (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.5: 1. James McFadden (1); 2. Joey Saldana (4); 3. Danny Dietrich (3) / 4. Wayne Johnson (6); 5. Justin Henderson (2); 6. Carson Macedo (8); 7. Sawyer Phillips (7); 8. Dakota Hendrickson (9); 9. Lee Jacobs (5); 10. Mason Moore (11); 11. Chase Wanner (10); DNS 12. Dustin Selvage;

Heat three Group #1, (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.6: 1. Dusty Zomer (2); 2. Thomas Kennedy (1); 3. Chad Kemenah (4) / 4. Trey Starks (3); 5. Paul McMahan (10); 6. Josh Baughman (5); 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (8); 8. Brooke Tatnell (7); 9. Wade Nygaard (9); 10. Kyle Reinhardt (6); 11. Paige Polyak (11)

Heat one Group #2, (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.5: 1. Ian Madsen (1); 2. Cory Eliason (2); 3. Don Droud Jr. (6) / 4. Daryn Pittman (3); 5. Tim Shaffer (4); 6. Parker Price-Miller (5); 7. Matt Juhl (7); 8. Tayler Malsam (9); 9. Rager Phillips (8); DNS - R.J. Johnson; Harli White;

Heat two Group #2, (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.8: 1. Brad Sweet (4); 2. Austin McCarl (2); 3. Greg Hodnett (3) / 4. Davey Heskin (6); 5. Mark Dobmeier (7); 6. Aaron Reutzel (5); 7. AJ Moeller (1); 8. Josh Schneiderman (8); 9. Chris Martin (9); 10. Dane Lorenc (10); DNS - Bob Weuve;

Heat 3 Group #2, (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.2: 1. Spencer Bayston (1); 2. Terry McCarl (2); 3. Sammy Swindell (3) / 4. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 5. Jamie Veal (6); 6. Jac Haudenschild (5); 7. Cole Duncan (7); 8. Tasker Phillips (8); 9. Chase Johnson (9); 10. Curtis Evans (10)

Pole Shuffle 1, (started), 2 Laps, 32.6: 1. Cory Eliason (1); 2. Brian Brown (2);

Pole Shuffle 2, (started), 2 Laps, 34.4: 1. Cory Eliason (1); 2. Sammy Swindell (2);

Pole Shuffle 3, (started), 2 Laps, 33.0: 1. Cory Eliason (1); 2. Chad Kemenah (2);

Pole Shuffle 4, (started), 2 Laps, 32.5: 1. Greg Hodnett (2); 2. Cory Eliason (1);

Pole Shuffle 5, (started), 2 Laps, 33.3: 1. Greg Hodnett (1); 2. Joey Saldana (2);

Pole Shuffle 6, (started) 2 Laps, 32.8: 1. Greg Hodnett (1); 2. Brad Sweet (2);

Pole Shuffle 7, (started), 2 Laps, 32.3: 1. Kerry Madsen (2); 2. Greg Hodnett (1);

B main Group #1, (started), 12 Laps, 3:24.2: 1. Brady Bacon (2); 2. Trey Starks (1); 3. Dominic Scelzi (8) / 4. Josh Baughman (6); 5. Dale Blaney (4); 6. Brooke Tatnell (10); 7. Lee Jacobs (5); 8. Justin Henderson (3); 9. Tim Kaeding (11); 10. Paul McMahan (16); 11. Jason Kendrick (11); 12. Sawyer Phillips (7); 13. Carson Macedo (15); 14. Dakota Hendrickson (12); 15. Matt Covington (19); 16. Wade Nygaard (13); 17. Mason Moore (17); 18. Paige Polyak (18); 19. Chase Wanner (20); 20. Jared Goerges (14); DNS - Tyler Bear; Wayne Johnson; Kyle Reinhardt; Sam Hafertepe, Jr.;

B main Group #2, (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Daryn Pittman (3); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (2); 3. Davey Heskin (8) / 4. Tim Shaffer (1); 5. Parker Price-Miller (5); 6. Mark Dobmeier (11); 7. Jac Haudenschild (7); 8. Jamie Veal (9); 9. Matt Juhl (10); 10. Cole Duncan (12); 11. Rager Phillips (13); 12. Tayler Malsam (20); 13. Tasker Phillips (14); 14. Chris Martin (16); 15. Dane Lorenc (18); 16. Curtis Evans (17); 17. Bob Weuve (19); 18. Chase Johnson (15); 19. Aaron Reutzel (6); 20. AJ Moeller (4); DNS - Josh Schneiderman; Danny Lasoski; Clint Garner; R.J. Johnson; Harli White

A main, (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (8); 2. Kerry Madsen (1); 3. Brad Sweet (3); 4. Greg Hodnett (2); 5. Austin McCarl (10); 6. Ian Madsen (14); 7. Joey Saldana (4); 8. Danny Dietrich (9); 9. Chad Kemenah (6); 10. Davey Heskin (24); 11. Dusty Zomer (11); 12. Cory Eliason (5); 13. Daryn Pittman (20); 14. Sammy Swindell (7); 15. James McFadden (15); 16. Dominic Scelzi (23); 17. Thomas Kennedy (17); 18. Kevin Thomas Jr. (13); 19. Spencer Bayston (16); 20. Brady Bacon (19); 21. Don Droud Jr. (18); 22. Lynton Jeffrey (22); 23. Trey Starks (21); 24. Terry McCarl (12); Lap Leaders: Hodnett 1-3; Brown 4-5; Hodnett 6-10; Brown 11-25; Hard Charger: Heskin.

 

 

Clint Garner Finally on Top at Knoxville 360 Nationals!

Eric Bridger Victorious in 305’s

by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 5, 2017) – One of the greatest 360 sprint pilots ever at the Knoxville Raceway, and indeed, one of the best sprint car drivers at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World”, finally broke through and won the 27th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. Clint Garner, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota held off the field to win the 25-lap $15,000 event at Knoxville Saturday night.

Before a lap could be completed, Friday’s preliminary winner, Greg Hodnett spun in turn one to bring out the caution flag. He would restart at the tail, while up front, Garner took the point ahead of two-time event winner Wayne Johnson and Aaron Reutzel. Jamie Ball maneuvered by Reutzel for third on lap two.

Garner used the low side, as he and Johnson separated themselves from the field and entered lapped traffic on the tenth circuit. A lap later, Brian Brown, who started twelfth, was into the top five. The last caution came with thirteen laps in the books. Calvin Landis slowed to a stop without brakes.

Garner led Johnson, Ball, Reutzel and Brown back to green flag racing. Johnson got a run under Garner at the cone, but was shut down into turn one. That sent him up the track, and Ball got by him for second. Meanwhile, Brown jumped by Reutzel into fourth. Johnson would use the low side to shoot back by Ball.

Brown would slide in front of Ball on lap sixteen to take third. Garner continued his mastery up front on the cushion. Johnson would bobble in the marbles on lap 19, and Brown would reel him in. While Garner sailed away up front, Brown took second with four laps to go.

The win was Garner’s 33rd career triumph here in the 360 class, second on the all-time list only to David Hesmer. Brown came home second as the hard-charger, ahead of Johnson, Reutzel and Ball. Christopher Bell, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Jeff Swindell, Tim Shaffer and Hodnett, who recovered from the tail, rounded out the top ten.

Dusty Zomer led the way in the non-stop 15-lap B main, while Joey Saldana had an impressive drive to win the C. Lee Grosz won the D main. The C main saw the most incidents. Scott Bogucki came to a stop in turn one, and collected Matt Egel, who got upside down. Cody Ledger, who had a minor fire after the D main, was also a flip victim in the C. No one was injured.

“It did get to the point where it was the ‘win it or wear it’ moment,” said an emotional Garner in Victory Lane. “I ran the heck out of it. It’s just a guessing game out front. You have no clue where everyone else is going and what’s happening. I wish I could say it’s easy, but it’s so hard to do. This is definitely the biggest win of my career. I’m so happy, and there are so many people here. A lot of these guys race for a living, and they know how hard I try to keep up with them. They know when I can beat them, it is special. I’m proud to be a working man that races on the weekend. I’m more proud that I just beat a bunch of professionals. I think we were 12th quick in hot laps and there were a lot of questions flying. There was a gear change that we had to make. I’m so proud of my guys.”

“Clint has been coming here a lot of years,” said Brown. “He has a true sprint car family. His brother, his Dad…I’m envious of him. That’s what racing’s all about. If I can’t win it, I’m glad he was able to. He should have won it three times by now. It was a great effort by our team. I was hoping for one more yellow. Twelfth to second is nothing to hang our head about.”

“I suckered (Garner) on the first start. I knew I wouldn’t get another chance at it. Then he got the lead. He started running the top, and I felt like I was better than him on the bottom. The caution came out with twelve to go and took the lapped traffic away. I wasn’t catching him late in the race, so I went to the top. I just opened the door for Brown there to slide me. We’ve struggled quite a bit at times in the last seven or eight months. So we can’t hang our head about finishing third behind the two guys that probably have more laps here than anyone. Congratulations to Clint. Those guys work hard, and they’re good friends of mine.”

Eric Bridger led early in the 15-lap 305 feature. The current point leader set sail, ahead of Matthew Stelzer and Ryan Leavitt. The only caution of the event came on lap nine, when the fourth place car of Joe Simbro slowed.

Bridger would lead the field back to green, dogged by Stelzer. Kade Higday quickly moved into third. Stelzer would use the cushion to work around Bridger and take the lead with two laps to go. When he missed his mark in the middle of the track on the next lap, however, Bridger would retake the point and the rookie would go on to win his second feature of the year here. Stelzer, Higday, Tyler Glass and Leavitt followed. Kelby Watt, Mike Mayberry, Evan Epperson, Chris Walraven and Rob Kubli completed out the top ten. Bridger set quick time, while Glass and Watt were heat winners.

“I about gave that one away,” said Bridger in Victory Lane. “I must have gotten slower. I just got looser and looser. Luckily, we started on the front row and got the job done. That was pretty close. We were able to come out on top. He may have made a mistake in turn three and let me get back to the low side. I just have to thank my crew. I didn’t do that last time.”

The “Capitani Classic” on Sunday night, August 6, gives the 410’s one last tune-up for next week’s 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com! Knoxville Raceway - Sprint Car Capital of the World! www.knoxvilleraceway.com Home to a 1/2 mile dirt, oval race track. Provides information about events, drivers, rules, results, history, tickets, schedule and entry forms.

360 Results

D main (started), 10 Laps, 2:53.0: 1. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (1); 2. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (3); 3. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (2); 4. 1J, Danny Jennings, Norman, OK (5); 5. 9N, Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND (4); 6. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (10); 7. 52, Blake Hahn, Glenpool, OK (8); 8. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (12); 9. 12, James Mosher, Albuquerque, NM (6); 10. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (14); 11. 8M, Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (16); 12. 40H, Howard Moore, Memphis, TN (9); 13. 63, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (18); 14. 93, Dustin Morgan, Owasso, OK (19); 15. 1B, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (7); 16. 27B, Patrick Bourke, Gypsum, CO (17); 17. 22S, Sean McClelland, Owasso, OK (13); 18. X1, Mason Moore, Chico, CA (21); 19. 7M, Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (23); 20. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (22); 21. 07, Michael Bookout, Tulsa, OK (11); 22. 98, Chris Masters, Napa, CA (24); 23. 9N, Jared Goerges, Brainerd, MN (25); DNS - 10C, Jeremy Campbell, Wichita, KS; 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA; 45, Chuck Hebing, Ontario, NY; 16, Justin Clark, Agency, IA; 9L, Hunter Lane, Milo, IA; 38, Mike Dapra, Gillette, WY; 26X, Josh Higday, Runnells, IA; 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE;

C main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. 71, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (3); 2. 3S, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (2); 3. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (5); 4. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (7); 5. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Maroochydore, QLD, Aust. (1); 6. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (6); 7. 14, Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN (4) / 8. 17H, Jared Horstman, Cloverdale, OH (10); 9. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (14); 10. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (17); 11. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (15); 12. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (16); 13. 9N, Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND (20); 14. 25, Dylan Peterson, Sioux Falls, SD (23); 15. 1J, Danny Jennings, Norman, OK (19); 16. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (8); 17. 52, Blake Hahn, Glenpool, OK (22); 18. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (12); 19. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (21); 20. 12N, Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH (9); 21. 12, James Mosher, Albuquerque, NM (24); 22. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (11); 23. 75AUS, Matt Egel, Adelaide, SA, Aust. (13); 24. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (18); DNS - 67X, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN; 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA; 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN; 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD;

B main (started), 15 Laps, 4:27.9: 1. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (2); 2. 36, Jason Martin, Lincoln, NE (6); 3. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (5); 4. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (1); 5. 26, Tayler Malsam, Seattle, WA (8) / 6. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (13); 7. 71, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (19); 8. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (4); 9. 5H, Cory Eliason, Kingsburg, CA (10); 10. 6, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (3); 11. 3S, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (20); 12. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (17); 13. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (9); 14. 41, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (18); 15. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (22); 16. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (11); 17. 14, Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN (25); 18. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (21); 19. 23S, Stu Snyder, Waverly, NE (15); 20. 45X, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (12); 21. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (7); 22. 23D, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (16); 23. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (24); 24. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Maroochydore, QLD, Aust. (23); DNS – 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE, 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO; 35V, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust.

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (1); 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (12); 3. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK (2); 4. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (5); 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (4); 6. 14B, Christopher Bell, Norman, OK (11); 7. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (15); 8. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (14); 9. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (6); 10. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA (7); 11. 17B, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (8); 12. 23, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (10); 13. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (18); 14. 1, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (9); 15. 55S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (16); 16. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (20); 17. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (13); 18. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (3); 19. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (22); 20. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (23); 21. 36, Jason Martin, Lincoln, NE (21); 22. 26, Tayler Malsam, Seattle, WA (24); 23. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Norfolk NE (17); 24. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (19) DNS – 18M, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. Lap Leaders: Garner 1-25; Hard Charger: Brown.

305 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 3 laps: 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (3), 16.923; 2. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (13), 17.074; 3. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (1), 17.135; 4. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (5), 17.177; 5. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (2), 17.222; 6. 1B, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (11), 17.265; 7. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (4), 17.301; 8. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (7), 17.313; 9. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (8), 17.355; 10. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (12), 17.471; 11. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (9), 17.511; 12. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (10), 17.557; 13. 64, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (6), 17.737; 14. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (14), 17.741.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.8: 1. Tyler Glass (1); 2. Joe Simbro (2); 3. Matthew Stelzer (3); 4. Eric Bridger (6); 5. Jon Hughes (4); 6. Brandon Worthington (5) DNS – Casey Greubel

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.2: 1. Kelby Watt (1); 2. Kade Higday (2); 3. Ryan Leavitt (4); 4. Rob Kubli (7); 5. Mike Mayberry (5); 6. Evan Epperson (3); 7. Chris Walraven (6)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Eric Bridger (1); 2. Matthew Stelzer (3); 3. Kade Higday (7); 4. Tyler Glass (5); 5. Ryan Leavitt (2); 6. Kelby Watt (8); 7. Mike Mayberry (6); 8. Evan Epperson (12); 9. Chris Walraven (11); 10. Rob Kubli (13); 11. Joe Simbro (4); 12. Brandon Worthington (9); 13. Jon Hughes (10) DNS – Casey Greubel. Lap Leaders: Bridger 1-12, Stelzer 13, Bridger 14-15. Hard-charger: Higday.

 

 

Greg Hodnett Dominates Night #2 of the 27th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank!

Clint Garner and Wayne Johnson on Front Row for Saturday’s Finale

by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 4, 2017) – Greg Hodnett won a three-way battle for the lead and cruised to his first career 360 win at the Knoxville Raceway on night #2 of the Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. The win, aboard the Heffner Racing #27, was worth $3,000 for the Thomasville, Pennsylvania native. Clint Garner and Wayne Johnson emerged as the two high-point drivers heading into Saturday night’s $15,000 to win finale. They’ll sit on the front row, with Nate Van Haaften and Jamie Ball in row two, and Aaron Reutzel and Tim Shaffer making up the third row.

Trey Starks led Brian Brown and Jeff Swindell to start the 20-lap feature event. Brown would shoot under Starks to lead lap two. Hodnett was up to third by lap four, and shortly after, Sawyer Phillips spun in turn three.

Brown led Starks, Hodnett, Swindell and Wayne Johnson back to green flag racing. Starks shot by Brown back into the lead when the green fell, while Johnson moved into fourth. Hodnett stuck his car to the low side, taking second on lap six. Two laps later, he was by Starks into the lead and checking out.

One final caution for a stopped Parker Price-Miller at the halfway point set up a ten lap Dash. At the time, Hodnett led Starks, Brown, Johnson and Garner. Brown moved into second, while Garner took fourth and Swindell got back into fifth.

No one had anything for Hodnett, who took off from the field like a galloping horse. Brown was second, followed by Starks, Garner and Swindell. Dusty Zomer, Van Haaften, Wayne Johnson, hard-charger Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Christopher Bell completed the top ten. Garner set quick time over the field, while Johnny Herrera, Ryan Giles, Zomer, Scott Bogucki and Tim Kaeding won heats. Ryan Leavitt won the C main in his first ever 360 start, while Hafertepe won the B.

“Mr. Aliquippa himself (Tim Shaffer), the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ got ’er done last night,” said Hodnett in Victory Lane. “We were fortunate enough to take advantage of a pretty decent starting spot. We had a good race car and we came out on top in this one. It’s been a long time since we’ve been up here. I didn’t even know how to get here. I’m just very fortunate and very blessed to have this car, car owner and the guys who work on it. I’m very thankful. This is really important. We come out here one time a year, and get minimal laps here. We don’t get as many as we used to with the Outlaws. This is hard to do. These guys are tough, and it’s hard to do. We’re going to keep working as a team to get better.”

“I’m just a little disappointed in the driver,” said Brown. “You get guys like Greg and Trey Starks, and you give them opportunities…they’re going to make it count. For Greg to come back from Pennsylvania and put it on us says something about how strong his team is. Greg is a true ambassador to our sport. To run second to him isn’t the end of the world. I just feel I didn’t run 20 good laps. I need to make better laps and better decisions as a driver. We’ll come back tomorrow and hopefully, I can do my job.”

“I wish I had more laps around here and knew how to run the bottom,” said Starks. “The bottom was hooked up, and good and fast. I just tried to run the top as hard as I possibly could. That was a fun one with Greg and Brian there. I can’t really complain very much. Hopefully, we’re set up good for tomorrow.”

The 27th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank comes to a close tomorrow night, August 5! The 305 sprint car class will also be in action. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com! Knoxville Raceway - Sprint Car Capital of the World! www.knoxvilleraceway.com Home to a 1/2 mile dirt, oval race track. Provides information about events, drivers, rules, results, history, tickets, schedule and entry forms.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (2), 16.196; 2. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.293; 3. 14B, Christopher Bell, Norman, OK (3), 16.319; 4. 23S, Stu Snyder, Waverly, NE (1), 16.334; 5. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (17), 16.449; 6. 41, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (6), 16.523; 7. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (26), 16.562; 8. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (10), 16.581; 9. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (18), 16.622; 10. 71, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (45), 16.653; 11. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (5), 16.664; 12. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA (39), 16.685; 13. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (23), 16.700; 14. 090, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (29), 16.716; 15. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (7), 16.757; 16. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (19), 16.765; 17. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (15), 16.767; 18. 55S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (46), 16.779; 19. 26, Tayler Malsam, Seattle, WA (13), 16.802; 20. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (27), 16.806; 21. 35V, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Au (4), 16.813; 22. 36, Jason Martin, Lincoln, NE (20), 16.817; 23. 82, Dusty Zomer, Brandon, SD (44), 16.852; 24. 67X, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (25), 16.872; 25. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (47), 16.897; 26. 45X, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (24), 16.919; 27. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (48), 16.923; 28. 17H, Jared Horstman, Cloverdale, OH (11), 16.954; 29. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (37), 16.959; 30. 12N, Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH (34), 16.987; 31. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (30), 17.011; 32. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (36), 17.023; 33. 1B, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.024; 34. 07, Michael Bookout, Tulsa, OK (12), 17.040; 35. 22S, Sean McClelland, Tulsa, OK (32), 17.113; 36. 63, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (42), 17.127; 37. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (33), 17.160; 38. 9N, Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND (28), 17.193; 39. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (40), 17.220; 40. 7M, Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (31), 17.222; 41. 40H, Howard Moore, Memphis, TN (16), 17.259; 42. X1, Mason Moore, Chico, CA (35), 17.459; 43. 10C, Jeremy Campbell, Wichita, KS (41), 17.489; 44. 38, Mike Dapra, Gillette, WY (38), 18.171; 45. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (43), 18.444; 46. 9Z, Jared Goerges, Brainerd, MN (21), NT; 47. 26X, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (22), NT; 48. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (9), NT

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.9: 1. Johnny Herrera (1); 2. Brian Brown (3); 3. Jamie Veal (2); 4. Clint Garner (6); 5. Dominic Scelzi (5); 6. Howard Moore (9); 7. Troy Manteufel (4); 8. Jared Goerges (10); 9. Ricky Montgomery (7); 10. Brooke Tatnell (8);

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.3: 1. Ryan Giles (1); 2. Jason Martin (2); 3. Wayne Johnson (6); 4. Greg Hodnett (4); 5. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 6. Chad Kemenah (3); 7. Stacey Alexander (7); 8. Dustin Clark (8); 9. Mason Moore (9); DNS 10. Josh Higday (10);

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Dusty Zomer (2); 2. Jared Horstman (1); 3. Jeff Swindell (4); 4. Trey Starks (3); 5. Christopher Bell (6); 6. Terry McCarl (5); 7. Wade Nygaard (8); 8. Jeremy Campbell (9); 9. Ryan Leavitt (7); DNS 10. Jack Dover

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Scott Bogucki (1); 2. Parker Price-Miller (2); 3. Sawyer Phillips (8); 4. Tayler Malsam (3); 5. McKenna Haase (5); 6. Stu Snyder (6); 7. Matt Juhl (4); 8. Michael Bookout (7); 9. Mike Dapra (9);

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.2: 1. Tim Kaeding (2); 2. Cole Duncan (1); 3. Nate Van Haaften (6); 4. Chris Martin (4); 5. Joey Saldana (5); 6. Sean McClelland (7); 7. John Anderson (9); 8. Chance Morton (8); 9. Dylan Peterson (3);

C main (started), 8 Laps, 2:24.4: 1. Ryan Leavitt (1); 2. Ricky Montgomery (2); 3. Brooke Tatnell (4); 4. Mason Moore (3); 5. Mike Dapra (5); DNS 6. Dylan Peterson; 7. Josh Higday; 8. Jack Dover;

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4); 2. Christopher Bell (1); 3. Terry McCarl (5); 4. Chad Kemenah (10); 5. Joey Saldana (7); 6. Stu Snyder (2); 7. Dominic Scelzi (3); 8. McKenna Haase (6); 9. Wade Nygaard (15); 10. Stacey Alexander (11); 11. Matt Juhl (9); 12. Howard Moore (17); 13. Troy Manteufel (8); 14. Jeremy Campbell (16); 15. Ryan Leavitt (21); 16. Dustin Clark (14); 17. Michael Bookout (12); 18. John Anderson (19); 19. Mason Moore (22); 20. Brooke Tatnell (23); 21. Sean McClelland (13); 22. Ricky Montgomery (20); 23. Jared Goerges (18); DNS 24. Chance Morton (24);

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Greg Hodnett (5); 2. Brian Brown (2); 3. Trey Starks (1); 4. Clint Garner (8); 5. Jeff Swindell (4); 6. Dusty Zomer (12); 7. Nate Van Haaften (6); 8. Wayne Johnson (7); 9. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (21); 10. Christopher Bell (22); 11. Jason Martin (11); 12. Tayler Malsam (9); 13. Tim Kaeding (14); 14. Johnny Herrera (15); 15. Chris Martin (3); 16. Terry McCarl (23); 17. Ryan Giles (16); 18. Cole Duncan (19); 19. Jamie Veal (10); 20. Jared Horstman (17); 21. Sawyer Phillips (20); 22. Scott Bogucki (18); 23. Parker Price-Miller (13); 24. Chad Kemenah (24); Lap Leaders: Starks 1, Brown 2, Starks 3-7, Hodnett 8-20. Hard Charger: Hafertepe, Jr.

Tentative Lineups for the 27th Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank:

A Main

1. 40, Clint Garner, 485

2. 2C, Wayne Johnson, 478

3. 3, Nate Van Haaften, 474

4. 5J, Jamie Ball, 473

5. 87, Aaron Reutzel, 471

6. 49X, Tim Shaffer, 470

7. 27, Greg Hodnett, 469

8. 17B, Josh Baughman, 467

9. 1, Thomas Kennedy, 467

10. 23, Seth Bergman, 467

11. 14B, Christopher Bell, 466

12. 21, Brian Brown, 465

13. 4, Jon Agan, 465

14. 94, Jeff Swindell, 462

15. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., 460

16. 55S, Trey Starks, 453

17. 13V, Seth Brahmer, 451

18. 18M, Ian Madsen, 451

19. 1M, Danny Lasoski, 450

20. 70, Calvin Landis, 448

B Main (4 transfer)

1. 2M, Matt Moro, 447

2. 82, Dusty Zomer, 446

3. 6, Carson McCarl, 442

4. 22, Rager Phillips, 442

5. 24, Terry McCarl, 441

6. 28, Jonathan Cornell, 441

7. 36, Jason Martin, 435

8. 44, Chris Martin, 435

9. 26, Tayler Malsam, 433

10. 35, Skylar Prochaska, 430

11. 5H, Cory Eliason, 428

12. 3K, Tim Kaeding, 428

13. 45X, Johnny Herrera, 424

14. 56N, Davey Heskin, 423

15. 18, Ryan Roberts, 420

16. 23S, Stu Snyder, 419

17. 35V, Jamie Veal, 418

18. 23D, Devon Dobie, 416

19. 9, Ryan Giles, 416

20. 41, Dominic Scelzi, 416

C Main (4 transfer)

1. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, 414

2. 3S, Sammy Swindell, 412

3. 71, Joey Saldana, 412

4. 14, Tony Stewart, 412

5. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, 409

6. 55, McKenna Haase, 408

7. 67X, Parker Price-Miller, 407

8. 10H, Chad Kemenah, 407

9. 17W, Harli White, 406

10. 12N, Cole Duncan, 405

11. 17H, Jared Horstman, 405

12. 84, Scott Bogucki, 402

13. 53, Joe Beaver, 397

14. 23W, Scott Winters, 397

15. 77X, Alex Hill, 396

16. 5M, Troy Manteufel, 388

17. 75AU, Matt Egel, 387

18. 9, Matt Juhl, 386

19. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, 378

20. 99, Skylar Gee, 353

D Main (4 transfer)

1. 4J, Lee Grosz, 352

2. 71C, Stacey Alexander, 352

3. 95, Matt Covington, 350

4. 9N, Wade Nygaard, 342

5. 1J, Danny Jennings, 342

6. 45, Chuck Hebing, 339

7. 12, James Mosher, 339

8. 1B, Ryan Leavitt, 334

9. 52, Blake Hahn, 334

10. 40H, Howard Moore, 333

11. 35L, Cody Ledger, 332

12. 7, Michael Bookout, 331

13. 25, Dylan Peterson, 328

14. 16, Dustin Clark, 327

15. 22S, Sean McClelland, 327

16. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, 324

17. 10C, Jeremy Campbell, 319

18. 8M, Kade Morton, 319

19. 27B, Patrick Bourke, 316

20. 63, Brooke Tatnell, 315

E Main (4 transfer)

1. 93, Dustin Morgan, 314

2. 1A, John Anderson, 310

3. 9L, Hunter Lane, 310

4. X1, Mason Moore, 308

5. 33, Alan Zoutte, 307

6. 7M, Chance Morton, 305

7. 98, Chris Masters, 300

8. 9Z, Jared Goerges, 295

9. 38, Mike Dapra, 282

10. 26X, Josh Higday, 269

11. 53D, Jack Dover, 265

 

 

Tim Shaffer Tops Night #1 of the 27th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank!

Jamie Ball Leading the Points

by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 3, 2017) – Tim Shaffer led wire to wire to capture night #1 of the 27th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank Thursday night at Knoxville Raceway. The Aliquippa, Pennsylvania driver was paid $3,000 for his win aboard the Demyan/Rudzik Racing #49x. Jamie Ball emerged with the most points at 473, followed by Aaron Reutzel (471), Shaffer (470), Josh Baughman (467), Thomas Kennedy (467) and Seth Bergman (467).

A surreal and ferocious accident started the 20-lap feature event. Jon Agan was tagged from behind, setting off a chain of events that sent Sammy Swindell careening into the frontstretch fence. That collected Alex Hill, Rager Phillips, Harli White and Jordyn Brazier. White and Brazier were able to make repairs under the open red, while Joe Beaver and Aaron Reutzel had to replace top wings as well. Fortunately, no one was hurt.

When the green flew again, Shaffer led Josh Baughman, Thomas Kennedy, Agan and Jamie Ball. A battle ensued for the second spot between Kennedy and Baughman. While Baughman remained true to the low side, Kennedy shot around the cushion. With six laps in the books, Jonathan Cornell’s rear axle broke sending him sideways, collecting Beaver. Both would flip, but were uninjured.

While Shaffer pulled away again on the restart, the battle continued for second. Baughman finally prevailed on lap 12. Agan was reeling in Kennedy as well, as those two exchanged third three times, with Agan grabbing the spot on the white flag lap. Ian Madsen went up in smoke while running tenth with two to go.

Shaffer would enter traffic late, but prevailed at the line. It was the 50th Annual Knoxville Nationals champion’s first career 360 win here. Baughman followed, ahead of Agan, Kennedy and Ball. Aaron Reutzel, Danny Lasoski, Seth Brahmer, hard-charger Seth Bergman and Matt Moro completed the top ten.

Rager Phillips set quick time at 15.826 seconds, a 360 Nationals record. Shaffer, Brazier, Skylar Prochaska, Carson McCarl and Lasoski were heat winners. Bergman claimed the B main.

“It’s awesome,” said Shaffer in Victory Lane. “It’s about learning each other, learning the track, and doing the right things. We’re here to get seat time. I’ve been here a lot, but you’re always learning. (Crew Chief) Cody Jacobs gave me one heck of a race car tonight. At the end of the day, you have to put yourself in position for Saturday. We’re here to have a good time and race.”

“My guys gave me a great car and it took me a few laps to get comfortable with it,” said Bergman. “We were racing with Kennedy there for eight or ten laps. I couldn’t get him cleared, but once I did, we were running Shaff down. We were gaining a little bit. Maybe if we could have got to lapped traffic sooner, or had some more laps, we could have gotten to him. Congrats to him and his team.”

“We were good, but yet again we weren’t,” said Agan. “We tried to make the best of it and do everything we could. We had a new race car here last week. We really didn’t know what we had going in. I didn’t rotate the center real well and Kennedy got past me. He came to the bottom, but we didn’t touch. He opened up his entry a little bit and we were able to take it.”

The 27th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank continues Thursday night, August 4! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com! Knoxville Raceway - Sprint Car Capital of the World! www.knoxvilleraceway.com Home to a 1/2 mile dirt, oval race track. Provides information about events, drivers, rules, results, history, tickets, schedule and entry forms.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (4), 15.826 (New Event Record); 2. 23, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (8), 15.955; 3. 18M, Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. (11), 15.976; 4. 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (14), 15.976; 5. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (10), 16.008; 6. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (7), 16.013; 7. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (20), 16.087; 8. 14, Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN (2), 16.094; 9. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (29), 16.121; 10. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (9), 16.122; 11. 23W, Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN (1), 16.166; 12. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (18), 16.171; 13. 1, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (17), 16.182; 14. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Wisner, NE (36), 16.207; 15. 17B, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (22), 16.241; 16. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (13), 16.279; 17. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (27), 16.284; 18. 75AU, Matt Egel, Adelaide, SA, Aust. (12), 16.286; 19. 6, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (26), 16.291; 20. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (28), 16.303; 21. 3S, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (33), 16.331; 22. 5H, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (25), 16.346; 23. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (15), 16.350; 24. 23D, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (21), 16.432; 25. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (35), 16.455; 26. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (6), 16.466; 27. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Maroochydore, QLD, A (41), 16.499; 28. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (19), 16.510; 29. 12, James Mosher, Albuquerque, NM (3), 16.525; 30. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (16), 16.571; 31. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (42), 16.640; 32. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (34), 16.664; 33. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (40), 16.687; 34. 1J, Danny Jennings, Norman, OK (31), 16.706; 35. 45, Chuck Hebing, Ontario, NY (32), 16.718; 36. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (38), 16.724; 37. 9L, Hunter Lane, Milo, IA (24), 16.798; 38. 8M, Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (30), 16.803; 39. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (39), 16.922; 40. 27B, Patrick Bourke, Gypsum, CO (37), 16.998; 41. 93, Dustin Morgan, Tulsa, OK (23), 17.167; 42. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (43), 17.456; 43. 98, Chris Masters, Napa, CA (5), 18.348

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.7: 1. Tim Shaffer (3); 2. Joe Beaver (7); 3. Sammy Swindell (2); 4. Aaron Reutzel (5); 5. Rager Phillips (6); 6. Scott Winters (4); 7. Blake Hahn (8); 8. Skylar Gee (1); DNS 9. Dustin Morgan (9);

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.1: 1. Jordyn Brazier (1); 2. Matt Moro (3); 3. Cory Eliason (2); 4. Jon Agan (4); 5. Calvin Landis (5); 6. Seth Bergman (6); 7. Matt Covington (7); 8. Alan Zoutte (9); 9. Hunter Lane (8);

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.8: 1. Skylar Prochaska (2); 2. Thomas Kennedy (4); 3. Alex Hill (1); 4. Ian Madsen (6); 5. Tony Stewart (5); 6. Matt Egel (3); 7. Lee Grosz (7); 8. Kade Morton (8); 9. Chris Masters (9);

Heat four, 8 Laps, 2:15.0: 1. Carson McCarl (1); 2. Jamie Ball (3); 3. Devon Dobie (2); 4. Seth Brahmer (4); 5. Danny Jennings (5); 6. Jonathan Cornell (6); 7. Cody Ledger (7); DNS 8. James Mosher (8);

Heat six, 8 Laps, 2:14.8: 1. Danny Lasoski (3); 2. Josh Baughman (4); 3. Harli White (1); 4. Davey Heskin (2); 5. Ryan Roberts (6); 6. Tyler Groenendyk (5); 7. Patrick Bourke (8); 8. Chuck Hebing (7);

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:29.9: 1. Seth Bergman (2); 2. Rager Phillips (1); 3. Calvin Landis (5); 4. Jonathan Cornell (3); 5. Tyler Groenendyk (7); 6. Ryan Roberts (4); 7. Tony Stewart (6); 8. Matt Egel (9); 9. Lee Grosz (13); 10. Scott Winters (8); 11. Matt Covington (12); 12. Chuck Hebing (15); 13. Cody Ledger (17); 14. Skylar Gee (10); 15. Blake Hahn (16); 16. Danny Jennings (14); 17. Dustin Morgan (19); 18. James Mosher (11); 19. Kade Morton (18); 20. Patrick Bourke (20); 21. Alan Zoutte (22); 22. Chris Masters (21); DNS 23. Hunter Lane (23);

A main, 20 Laps, NT: 1. Tim Shaffer (1); 2. Josh Baughman (2); 3. Jon Agan (5); 4. Thomas Kennedy (4); 5. Jamie Ball (6); 6. Aaron Reutzel (7); 7. Danny Lasoski (11); 8. Seth Brahmer (3); 9. Seth Bergman (21); 10. Matt Moro (9); 11. Davey Heskin (16); 12. Carson McCarl (10); 13. Cory Eliason (13); 14. Skylar Prochaska (14); 15. Calvin Landis (23); 16. Harli White (19); 17. Devon Dobie (15); 18. Jordyn Brazier (17); 19. Ian Madsen (8); 20. Jonathan Cornell (24); 21. Joe Beaver (20); 22. Sammy Swindell (12); 23. Alex Hill (18); 24. Rager Phillips (22). Lap Leader: Shaffer 1-20. Hard Charger: Bergman

27th Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank Event Points (as of Thursday, August 3, 2017)

1. 5J Jamie Ball-473

2. 87 Aaron Reutzel-471

3. 49X Tim Shaffer-470

4. 17B Josh Baughman-467

5. 1 Thomas Kennedy-467

6. 23 Seth Bergman-467

7. 4 Jon Agan-465

8. 13V Seth Brahmer-451

9. 18M Ian Madsen-451

10. 1M Danny Lasoski-450

11. 70 Calvin Landis-448

12. 2M Matt Moro-447

13. 6 Carson McCarl-442

14. 22 Rager Phillips-442

15. 28 Jonathan Cornell-441

16. 35 Skylar Prochaska-430

17. 5H Cory Eliason-428

18. 56N Davey Heskin-423

19. 18 Ryan Roberts-420

20. 23D Devon Dobie-416

21. 21AU Jordyn Brazier-414

22. 3S Sammy Swindell-412

23. 14-Tony Stewart-412

24. 17 Tyler Groenendyk-409

25. 17W Harli White-406

26. 53 Joe Beaver-397

27. 23W Scott Winters-397

28. 77X Alex Hill-396

29. 75AU Matt Egel-387

30. 99 Skylar Gee-353

31. 4J Lee Grosz-352

32. 95 Matt Covington-350

33. 1J Danny Jennings-342

34. 45 Chuck Hebing-339

35. 12 James Mosher-339

36. 52 Blake Hahn-334

37. 35L Cody Ledger-332

38. 8M Kade Morton-319

39. 27B Patrick Bourke-316

40. 93 Dustin Morgan-314

41. 9L Hunter Lane-310

42. 33 Alan Zoutte-307

43. 98 Chris Masters-300

 

 

Rico and Nienhiser Illinois Sprintweek Winners with Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by Open Wheel 101!

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(Bill W) July 31, 2017 – Rico Abreu and Paul Nienhiser headlined the winners of last weekend’s Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com action. After the first two nights of Illinois Sprintweek were a wash, Abreu was victorious at Jacksonville Speedway on Friday. Nienhiser picked up his win Saturday at Macon Speedway. It was his second with the Midwest Thunder Sprints. Texas ace Aaron Reutzel picked up a cool $10,000 for winning the Barb Wieskus Classic at Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota Friday, while Terry McCarl won in weekly action at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday.
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The “Month of Money” enters the Midwest, and the next fortnight will be busy for the Midwest Thunder Sprints. This Friday and Saturday, I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri will host the “Ironman 55”. On Sunday, the “Cappy Classic” will commence at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa. Monday, the $20,000 to win Front Row Challenge will be at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. Back at Knoxville, the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals will get underway August 9-12.

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Next Up!

Fri, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO
Sat, Aug 5 – I-55 Raceway “Ironman 55” (MO) WoO
Sun, Aug 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic
Mon, Aug 7 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Thur, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)
Sat, Aug 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Current Point Standings (Through 7/29/17)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 711 (3)

Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 696 (5)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 547 (4)

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 480 (4)

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 463 (2)

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 414

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 349 (2)

David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 341 (1)

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 316 (1)

Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 300 (1)

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 288 (1)

Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 264 (1)

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 264

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 259 (1)

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 237

Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA, 218

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 185

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 173 (1)

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 168 (1)

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 160 (2)

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 151

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 142

Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO, 140 (1)

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 137 (1)

Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN, 136

Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 126

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 125

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 121

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 110

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 107

Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 86

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 82

Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 81

Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH, 80 (1)

Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 75

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 74

Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 72

Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 70

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 68

Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 66

Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 64 (1)

Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 64

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 63

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 61

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 59

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 58

Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 58

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 54

Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 54 (1)

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 53

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

AJ Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 43

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 40

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 40

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 40

Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 39

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 35

Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 32

Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 30

Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 28

Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA, 26

Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 25

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 22

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 22

Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA, 22

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 20

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 20

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 20

Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 18

Scott Bogucki, McLaren, SA, Aust., 18

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 18

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 18

Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 18

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 16

Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA, 16

Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN, 16

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 14

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 14

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 14

Andrew Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 12

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 12

Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 12

Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA, 12

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 10

Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA, 10

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Eric Schulz, Sioux Falls, SD, 8

Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 6

Caleb Armstrong, New Castle, IN, 6

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 6

Bill Boles, Harris, IA, 6

AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 6

Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 6

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA, 4

Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 4

Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA, 4

Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 4

Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 4

Dean Brown, Springfield, MN, 4

Matt Vandervere, Zion, IL, 2

Max Stambaugh, Lima, OH, 2

John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, SD, 2

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 2

Trevor Serbus, Olivia, MN, 2

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 2

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

Fri, April 7 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO)
Sat, April 8 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, April 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Sat, April 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, April 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Fri, May 5 – Missouri State Fair Speedway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, May 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, May 12 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, May 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Sun, May 21 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA (Rain)
Fri, May 26 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Thur, June 1 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, June 2 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, June 3 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Thur, June 8 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, June 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sun, June 11 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars (Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH)
Tue, June 13 – Eagle Raceway (NE) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, June 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, June 17 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD)
Sat, June 17 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Rain)
Tue, June 20 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, June 23 – West Liberty (IA) Speedway WoO (Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK)
Fri, June 23 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH)
Sat, June 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO)
Tue, June 27 – The Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Thur, June 29 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO (Rain)
Fri, June 30 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA)
Sat, July 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Thur, July 6 - Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO (Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN)
Fri, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, July 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, July 14 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA)

Sat, July 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND)
Sat, July 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Wed, July 26 – Peoria Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rain)
Thur, July 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rain)
Fri, July 28 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Fri, July 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, July 29 – Macon Speedway (IL) MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Fri, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO
Sat, Aug 5 – I-55 Raceway “Ironman 55” (MO) WoO
Sun, Aug 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic
Mon, Aug 7 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Thur, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)
Sat, Aug 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 18 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 19 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO
Fri, Aug 25 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sun, Aug 20 – Nodak Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, Aug 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, Sept 1 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, Sept 2 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Fri, Sept 8 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, Sept 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 9 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) Jerry Richert Memorial
Sat, Sept 9 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) Tom Knowles Memorial
Fri, Sept 15 – Clay County Fair Speedway (IA) IRA
Sat, Sept 16 – Deer Creek Sp,keedway (MN) IRA
Sat, Sept 30 – St. Francois County Raceway (MO) Queen’s Royale
Fri, Oct 6 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA/IRA
Sat, Oct 7 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA/IRA
Fri, Oct 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Oct 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, Oct 20 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 21 – Salina Highbanks Speedway (OK) WoO

Point System

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

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

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Terry McCarl Doubles His Fun at Knoxville!

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 29, 2017) – Terry McCarl swept the night in both the 410 sprint car class and with the Lucas Oil ASCS 360 Series Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway on Weiler Night. It was the fourth time that the National Sprint Car Hall of Famer from Altoona, Iowa has pulled off that feat at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World”. Both features paid $4,000 to McCarl, as he claimed his 58th in the 410 class, and his seventh in the 360 division.

A three-wide battle for the lead on the first lap of the 410 feature was won early by Jamie Veal. Terry McCarl, Dustin Selvage, Matt Juhl and Brian Brown followed. Dakota Hendrickson made a strong move from sixth to third on the second lap, while Brown got over the cushion in turn three.

Rico Abreu spun in turn three, bringing out the first caution of the race with three laps down. Veal led McCarl, Hendrickson, Juhl and Kerry Madsen back to green. Madsen threw a slider on Juhl to gain fourth on the restart, while his brother Ian moved into the top five. Hendrickson would spin from his third place spot eight laps in, bringing another caution.

On the restart a fifth running Juhl spun after contacting Ian Madsen, setting up the last green flag run. Great racing ensued at that point, as McCarl tried running down Veal for the lead, while the brothers Madsen duked it out for third. Brown also entered that fray.

Veal would jump the cushion in turn three with four laps to go, as McCarl drove by. Kerry Madsen would claim second a lap later, while Brooke Tatnell would claim third with two laps to go after transferring out of the B and starting 22nd. At the line, McCarl would win over Kerry Madsen, Tatnell, Ian Madsen and Veal. Brown, Austin McCarl, Justin Henderson, Tim Kaeding and Dustin Selvage would complete the top ten. Kerry Madsen would set quick time, while Ian Madsen, Brown, Henderson and RJ Johnson won the heats. Kaeding claimed the B main.

“I’ve got to thank my guys,” said McCarl in Victory Lane. “You guys don’t know how hard it is to get one car going, let alone two. (crew chief) Doug Rankin led the way. It takes a lot to do this. I have to thank my partners. A lot of times it’s better to run second. That was the case for me. Jamie is an incredible driver. I have the chance to race with him in Australia a lot. He’s definitely the best or one of the best over there. He was kind of in the wrong spot and I was able to search.”

The Lucas Oil ASCS 360 class saw 62 cars assembled. The 25-lap feature got off to a slow start. Tyler Groenendyk was battling up front when he spun, collecting Rager Phillips. Both were done. Nate Van Haaften tagged Groenendyk, and did a 360, but kept it going. Brian Brown and Terry McCarl narrowly avoided disaster.

McCarl would lead when the green fell again, ahead of Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sawyer Phillips, Ian Madsen and Brown. Brown would move by Madsen on lap three and then Phillips for third on lap five. McCarl entered lapped traffic on the eighth circuit. Brown continued his charge, passing Hafertepe for second on lap 11.

A lap later, Carson McCarl spun, bringing caution again. McCarl led Brown, Hafertepe, Phillips and Madsen back to green. Phillips would go up in smoke next, bringing a caution when he stalled with eleven laps to go. Tim Kaeding jumped into the top five at that point. Two laps after that green flag fell, it was the second-running Brown who faltered, bringing out another yellow flag.

McCarl led Hafertepe, Madsen, Kaeding and a surging Seth Bergman back to green for the last nine laps. Madsen and Bergman shot into second and third, when Kaeding threw a slider on Hafertepe that saw both get above the cushion. When the caution was thrown with three laps to go for debris, McCarl led Madsen, Bergman, Kaeding and Hafertepe.

McCarl would hold off the challenges of Madsen, ahead of Bergman, Hafertepe and Kaeding. Jamie Ball, hard-charger Wayne Johnson, Clint Garner, Ryan Giles and Jason Martin completed the top ten. Brown and McKenna Haase posted quick time in their respective groups, while Hafertepe, Kaeding, Jason Martin, Rager Phillips, Matt Egel and Calvin Landis won the heats. Dusty Zomer and Carson McCarl were B main winners.

“When you’re leading, it’s tough,” said McCarl. “You have guys like Brian Brown and Ian behind you. It’s hard to change it up on those restarts. We had the nose wing smashed up a bit and I was worried about that. The car was handling awesome though. Ever since Don Long gave me a call and asked me to run one of these Jaymie Moyle engines, I’ve just been having a blast!”

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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (31), 15.601; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (1), 15.748; 3. 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (26), 15.795; 4. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (6), 15.933; 5. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (18), 15.963; 6. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (17), 15.997; 7. 35, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (25), 16.063; 8. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (14), 16.176; 9. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (22), 16.189; 10. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 16.192; 11. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (29), 16.213; 12. 26, Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA (2), 16.231; 13. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (12), 16.258; 14. 70, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (3), 16.264; 15. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (33), 16.285; 16. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (16), 16.291; 17. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (32), 16.350; 18. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (11), 16.368; 19. 59H, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (19), 16.391; 20. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (4), 16.574; 21. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (24), 16.595; 22. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (27), 16.595; 23. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (23), 16.633; 24. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (8), 16.685; 25. 18H, Jason Kendrick, Perth, WA, Aust. (7), 16.702; 26. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (10), 16.721; 27. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (20), 16.761; 28. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (13), 16.928; 29. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (15), 16.946; 30. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (21), 17.033; 31. 1P, Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO (28), 17.479; 32. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (5), NT; 33. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (30), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.5: 1. Ian Madsen (3); 2. Tasker Phillips (1); 3. Rico Abreu (2); 4. Kerry Madsen (6); 5. Josh Schneiderman (4); 6. Thomas Kennedy (8); 7. Chris Martin (9); 8. Jason Kendrick (7); 9. Danny Lasoski (5)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.3: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Jordyn Brazier (1); 3. Austin McCarl (4); 4. Davey Heskin (7); 5. Tim Kaeding (2); 6. Clint Garner (3); 7. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 8. Bob Weuve (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.7: 1. Justin Henderson (2); 2. Dakota Hendrickson (3); 3. Jamie Veal (5); 4. Sawyer Phillips (1); 5. Brooke Tatnell (7); 6. Dustin Selvage (6); 7. AJ Moeller (4); 8. Curtis Evans (8)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.7: 1. RJ Johnson (1); 2. Terry McCarl (5); 3. Trey Starks (3); 4. Matt Juhl (6); 5. Bobby Mincer (2); 6. Tayler Malsam (4); 7. Spencer Bayston (7) DNS – Rager Phillips

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:39.3: 1. Tim Kaeding (1); 2. Brooke Tatnell (6); 3. Davey Heskin (5); 4. Sawyer Phillips (3) / 5. Thomas Kennedy (8); 6. Bobby Mincer (2); 7. Jason Kendrick (4); 8. Spencer Bayston (7); 9. Chris Martin (11); 10. Curtis Evans (10); 11. Bob Weuve (9) DNS – Rager Phillips, Danny Lasoski

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (3); 2. Kerry Madsen (5); 3. Brooke Tatnell (22); 4. Ian Madsen (7); 5. Jamie Veal (2); 6. Brian Brown (6); 7. Austin McCarl (8); 8. Justin Henderson (10); 9. Tim Kaeding (21); 10. Dustin Selvage (1); 11. Lynton Jeffrey (12); 12. Davey Heskin (23); 13. Josh Schneiderman (11); 14. Rico Abreu (15); 15. Matt Juhl (4); 16. Tasker Phillips (16); 17. RJ Johnson (14); 18. Trey Starks (13); 19. Clint Garner (20); 20. Tayler Malsam (18); 21. Dakota Hendrickson (9); 22. Jordyn Brazier (17); 23. Sawyer Phillips (24); 24. AJ Moeller (19). Lap Leaders: Veal 1-15, T. McCarl 16-20. Hard-charger: Tatnell.

360 Results

Time Trial Group #1 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (24), 16.160; 2. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (15), 16.258; 3. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (23), 16.427; 4. 18M, Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. (29), 16.429; 5. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (13), 16.543; 6. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (2), 16.553; 7. 82, Dusty Zomer, Brandon, SD (4), 16.588; 8. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (17), 16.652; 9. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.677; 10. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (28), 16.709; 11. 41, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (12), 16.724; 12. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (26), 16.796; 13. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (10), 16.801; 14. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (20), 16.838; 15. 36, Jason Martin, Lincoln, NE (19), 16.846; 16. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (22), 16.868; 17. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Wisner, NE (18), 16.883; 18. 26X, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (21), 16.908; 19. 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (6), 16.928; 20. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.936; 21. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (5), 16.958; 22. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (16), 16.999; 23. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (8), 17.010; 24. 45X, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (11), 17.029; 25. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (27), 17.048; 26. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (25), 17.108; 27. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (1), 17.165; 28. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (30), 17.259; 29. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (14), 17.304; 30. 40H, Howard Moore, Memphis, TN (9), 17.305; DQ (Light at Scales) 9L, Hunter Lane, Milo, IA (31)

Time Trial Group #2 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (7), 16.745; 2. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (28), 16.768; 3. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (10), 16.859; 4. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (3), 16.860; 5. 23, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (29), 16.878; 6. 5H, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (11), 16.890; 7. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (22), 16.893; 8. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (17), 16.910; 9. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (23), 16.934; 10. 45, Chuck Hebing, Ontario, NY (31), 16.938; 11. 26, Tayler Malsam, Seattle, WA (1), 16.948; 12. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (6), 16.965; 13. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 16.984; 14. 88, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX (5), 17.012; 15. 8M, Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (16), 17.059; 16. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (13), 17.061; 17. 75AU, Matt Egel, Adelaide, SA, Aust. (27), 17.088; 18. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.113; 19. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (30), 17.138; 20. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (12), 17.172; 21. 7M, Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (2), 17.266; 22. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (4), 17.300; 23. 23S, Stu Snyder, Waverly, NE (15), 17.325; 24. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (18), 17.344; 25. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (21), 17.377; 26. 77, John Klabunde, Fort Calhoun, NE (19), 17.453; 27. 17H, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD (9), 17.578; 28. 5MRP, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (25), 17.650; 29. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (20), 17.898; 30. 98, Chris Masters, Napa, CA (24), 17.916; 31. 1, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (26), 18.278.

Heat one Group #1 (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.6: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (3); 2. Joe Beaver (1); 3. Ian Madsen (5); 4. Brian Brown (6); 5. Dusty Zomer (4); 6. Jonathan Cornell (7); 7. Josh Baughman (8); 8. Cody Wehrle (9); 9. Christian Bowman (2); 10. Hunter Lane (11); 11. Dustin Clark (10)

Heat two Group #1 (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.1: 1. Tim Kaeding (2); 2. Terry McCarl (4); 3. Seth Brahmer (1); 4. Nate Van Haaften (6); 5. Ryan Giles (5); 6. Dominic Scelzi (3); 7. Cody Ledger (8); 8. Blake Hahn (9); 9. Mitchell Alexander (7); 10. Alex Hill (10)

Heat three Group #1 (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Jason Martin (2); 2. Jamie Ball (4); 3. Scott Bogucki (3); 4. Josh Higday (1); 5. Johnny Herrera (8); 6. Aaron Reutzel (5); 7. Matt Moro (6); 8. Harli White (7); 9. Howard Moore (10); 10. Ricky Montgomery (9)

Heat one Group #2 (started), 8 Laps, 2:22.6: 1. Rager Phillips (2); 2. Tyler Groenendyk (4); 3. Matt Covington (1); 4. Chuck Hebing (3); 5. Chris Martin (7); 6. McKenna Haase (6); 7. Troy Manteufel (5); 8. Tom Lenz (9); 9. Alan Zoutte (8); 10. Thomas Kennedy (10) DNS – Devin Kline

Heat two Group #2 (started), 8 Laps, 2:19.8: 1. Matt Egel (1); 2. Ryan Roberts (4); 3. Scottie McDonald (2); 4. Seth Bergman (5); 5. Sawyer Phillips (6); 6. Skylar Gee (7); 7. Tayler Malsam (3); 8. Stu Snyder (8); 9. John Klabunde (9); 10. John Anderson (10)

Heat three Group #2 (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.7: 1. Calvin Landis (1); 2. Jon Agan (6); 3. Wayne Johnson (3); 4. Clint Garner (4); 5. Kade Morton (2); 6. Carson McCarl (5); 7. Ryan Bickett (9); 8. Rob Weuve (8); 9. Chris Masters (10); 10. Chance Morton (7)

B main #1 (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Dusty Zomer (2); 2. Josh Baughman (12) / 3. Aaron Reutzel (1); 4. Jonathan Cornell (7); 5. Scott Bogucki (4); 6. Johnny Herrera (14); 7. Dominic Scelzi (3); 8. Cody Ledger (11); 9. Cody Wehrle (13); 10. Harli White (9); 11. Dustin Clark (18); 12. Howard Moore (20); 13. Mitchell Alexander (10); 14. Blake Hahn (16); 15. Hunter Lane (19); 16. Ricky Montgomery (15); 17. Alex Hill (17); 18. Seth Brahmer (5); 19. Josh Higday (8); 20. Joe Beaver (6) DNS – Christian Bowman

B main #2 (started), 12 Laps, 3:55.0: 1. Carson McCarl (2); 2. Wayne Johnson (5); 3. Matt Covington (8); 4. Troy Manteufel (1); 5. Skylar Gee (10); 6. Tayler Malsam (4); 7. Stu Snyder (11); 8. Chris Martin (9); 9. Scottie McDonald (6); 10. Ryan Bickett (15); 11. John Klabunde (16); 12. Tom Lenz (13); 13. Kade Morton (7); 14. John Anderson (17); 15. Chris Masters (18); 16. Alan Zoutte (12); 17. Chuck Hebing (3); 18. Rob Weuve (14); 19. Thomas Kennedy (19) DNS – Chance Morton, Devin Kline

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (5); 2. Ian Madsen (2); 3. Seth Bergman (12); 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (7); 5. Tim Kaeding (13); 6. Jamie Ball (9); 7. Wayne Johnson (24); 8. Clint Garner (16); 9. Ryan Giles (11); 10. Jason Martin (15); 11. Matt Moro (17); 12. Dusty Zomer (19); 13. McKenna Haase (10); 14. Nate Van Haaften (4); 15. Ryan Roberts (8); 16. Calvin Landis (20); 17. Josh Baughman (21); 18. Brian Brown (6); 19. Matt Egel (18); 20. Sawyer Phillips (1); 21. Carson McCarl (22); 22. Jon Agan (23); 23. Tyler Groenendyk (3); 24. Rager Phillips (14). Lap Leaders: T. McCarl 1-25. $200 Speedway Motors Hard-charger: W. Johnson. Howard Law $200: Van Haaften.

 

 

Brown Surges after Absence at Knoxville

By Bob Wilson

Knoxville Raceway, KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 22) – Brian Brown returned to Knoxville after a two-week absence and came away the 410 victor at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. Sawyer Phillips took the 360 feature and Matthew Stelzer was the victor in the 305 division with 3M as the title sponsor for the night.

With the week’s weather as hot as this grizzled scribe has ever seen, the track was in excellent shape for the final event of the evening as the two Madsen brothers sat on the pole of the 20-lap A Feature for 410s. Ian out-dragged Kerry to the first turn at the drop of the green with Brian Brown in tow heading down the back chute. Brown cleared Kerry Madsen on lap four and set up a multi-lap duel with Ian.

With both front-running drivers trading sliders, it looked to be a hotly contested duel and it did not disappoint. Lap 8 saw K. Madsen slow on the backstretch with his night coming to an end with engine problems. Meanwhile, Brown had made a pass of I. Madsen and would be scored for leading that lap. The next circuit would be yellowed as K. Madsen was unable to make his way into the pit area.

The restart saw “Brownie” scoot the bottom on the restart as Madsen then took to the top but was unable to make a challenge. It was at this point that Danny Lasoski came into the picture and on lap 11 he took the runner-up position coming out of turn two. One lap later Madsen took it back and that’s the way it would finish for the top three as Brown pulled away to take his 36th career win here at Knoxville. The victory placed him at seventh all time, just ahead of Knoxville legend Randy Smith.

Brown claimed $4,000 for the win with Ian Madsen, Lasoski, Davey Heskin and Tasker Phillips in that order. Rounding out the top ten were Brooke Tatnell, Dusty Zomer, Justin Henderson, Tim Kaeding and Aaron Reutzel in the 24-car field. Heat races were captured by Ian Madsen, Tim Kaeding and Tasker Phillips. Dakota Hendrickson won the B Main.

The 360 A Feature was a dandy too as close racing at the front of the pack made for exciting viewing. Young Devin Kline grabbed the top spot from his pole position at the outset with “old timer” Tom Lenz in pursuit and Kline’s teammate Jamie Ball in third. A yellow appeared early in the 18-lapper when visiting Aaron Reutzel performed a near spin on the backstretch but kept going. The restart found Kline holding his position and Ball getting by Lenz in turn three. Kline and Ball then roared around Knoxville’s big half mile in close proximity full tilt.

With Ball inching ever closer to the frontrunner, the twosome were nearly side by side at the end of six miles as fifth row starter Sawyer Phillips came into contention. Lap 13 saw Ball take the top spot as a yellow flag showed for a near spin of a car at the scoreboard. Ball was able to hold his position for two additional laps but the surging Phillips took the point away on the 17th go-around and pulled away for the $1,250 win, his second career here. Trailing closely were Ball and Kline as Clint Garner and Ryan Giles completed the top five. Matt Moro, Calvin Landis, Josh Baughman, Aaron Reutzel and Matt Engel rounded out the top ten. Qualifying heat races were won by Baughman, Ball, Reutzel and Stu Snyder. Dustin Clark captured the B Main.

Matthew Stelzer took his fifth career win at Knoxville in the 305 division. It had been three years in coming for the Nebraskan. He led the entire 15-lap distance except for the initial lap which was owned by Kelby Watt. Stelzer, who has suffered from engine difficulties throughout the season pulled away from the field to take the $400 win by using the bottom portion of the track. Two yellows flew during the event with the first being for Ryan Leavitt who broke an axel while running fifth and parked it backwards against the turn two fence. The second yellow happened toward the end of lap 13 when a three-car skirmish took place in turn 4. No injuries were reported from that incident.

Following Stelzer were Watt, Chris Walraven, division leader Eric Bridger and Mike Mayberry. Completing the top ten were Tyler Glass, Evan Epperson, Joe Simbro, Jon Hughes and Brandon Worthington. Heat events were won by Leavitt and Evan Epperson.

A combined total of 79 cars from all three divisions competed on the evening. At intermission a huge candy drop was staged for children ages 1-12 on the front stretch. Join us next week when Wyler Corporation will present the final July show for this season. KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA July 22, 2017

410 RESULTS

Time Trial 1, 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (2), 15.276; 2. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (15), 15.322; 3. 2, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust (20), 15.342; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (16), 15.413; 5. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (22), 15.429; 6. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (3), 15.525; 7. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust (10), 15.559; 8. 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (30), 15.566; 9. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (18), 15.571; 10. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (26), 15.578; 11. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 15.581; 12. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (6), 15.599; 13. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (1), 15.614; 14. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (27), 15.659; 15. 59, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (14), 15.683; 16. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (4), 15.691; 17. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (29), 15.696; 18. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 15.739; 19. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (24), 15.779; 20. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (13), 15.792; 21. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (11), 15.793; 22. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (5), 15.795; 23. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (19), 15.83; 24. 26, Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA (23), 15.857; 25. 4K, Jason Kendrick, Perth, WA, Aust. (25), 15.863; 26. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (28), 15.915; 27. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (21), 16.005; 28. 19L, Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI (17), 16.15; 29. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (7), 16.35; 30. 12W, Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI (9), 17.188; Heat 1, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Ian Madsen (4); 2. Danny Lasoski (2); 3. Brian Brown (6); 4. Dusty Zomer (3); 5. Brooke Tatnell (5); 6. Jordyn Brazier (1); 7. Jason Kendrick (9); 8. Todd King (10); Heat 2, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Tim Kaeding (1); 2. AJ Moeller (2); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 4. Terry McCarl (3); 5. Dustin Selvage (4); 6. Aaron Reutzel (7); 7. Austin McCarl (5); 8. Bobby Mincer (9); 9. Dakota Hendrickson (8); 10. Bob Weuve (10); Heat 3, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Tasker Phillips (1); 2. Justin Henderson (2); 3. Josh Schneiderman (3); 4. Kerry Madsen (6); 5. Matt Juhl (4); 6. Davey Heskin (5); 7. RJ Johnson (9); 8. Josh Baughman (7); 9. Tayler Malsam (8); 10. Josh Walter (10); B Feature 1, 12 Laps, No Time: 1. Dakota Hendrickson (2); 2. Rager Phillips (1); 3. Jason Kendrick (4); 4. Bobby Mincer (5); 5. Tayler Malsam (3); 6. RJ Johnson (6); 7. Todd King (7); 8. Bob Weuve (8); 9. Josh Walter (9); A Feature 1, 20 Laps, No Time: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Ian Madsen (2); 3. Danny Lasoski (6); 4. Davey Heskin (10); 5. Tasker Phillips (9); 6. Brooke Tatnell (5); 7. Dusty Zomer (12); 8. Justin Henderson (14); 9. Tim Kaeding (7); 10. Aaron Reutzel (19); 11. Austin McCarl (15); 12. Terry McCarl (17); 13. Matt Juhl (16); 14. Dustin Selvage (11); 15. AJ Moeller (8); 16. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 17. Dakota Hendrickson (21); 18. Josh Schneiderman (13); 19. Jordyn Brazier (18); 20. Rager Phillips (22); 21. Jason Kendrick (23); 22. Bobby Mincer (24); 23. Josh Baughman (20); 24. Kerry Madsen (1);

360 RESULTS

Time Trial 1, 1. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (1), 16.097; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (26), 16.115; 3. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.121; 4. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (27), 16.146; 5. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (12), 16.216; 6. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (5), 16.239; 7. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (23), 16.261; 8. 5MRP, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (2), 16.381; 9. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (11), 16.479; 10. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.545; 11. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (3), 16.601; 12. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (19), 16.649; 13. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (25), 16.7; 14. 75AU, Matt Egel, Adelaide, SA, Aust. (17), 16.705; 15. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (28), 16.708; 16. 41, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (10), 16.71; 17. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (6), 16.73; 18. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (33), 16.733; 19. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (18), 16.783; 20. 23S, Stu Snyder, Waverly, NE (16), 16.8; 21. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (0), 16.909; 22. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (22), 16.912; 23. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (32), 16.915; 24. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (29), 16.93; 25. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (20), 16.931; 26. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (31), 16.94; 27. 11, Trey Smith, St. Joseph, MI (13), 16.978; 28. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (14), 17.128; 29. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (21), 17.179; 30. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (30), 17.304; 31. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.376; 32. 38, Mike Dapra, Gillette, WY (24), 18.6; 33. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (15), 99.998; 34. 9L, Hunter Lane, Milo, IA (8), 99.999; Heat 1, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Josh Baughman (4); 2. Matt Moro (6); 3. Troy Manteufel (3); 4. McKenna Haase (2); 5. Tom Lenz (5); 6. Stacey Alexander (8); 7. Dylan Peterson (9); 8. Dustin Clark (1); 9. Ricky Montgomery (7); Heat 2, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Jamie Ball (4); 2. Clint Garner (6); 3. Chris Morgan (1); 4. Christian Bowman (2); 5. Matt Egel (3); 6. Tyler Groenendyk (5); 7. Harli White (7); 8. John Anderson (8); 9. Hunter Lane (9); Heat 3, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Aaron Reutzel (2); 2. Joe Beaver (3); 3. Cody Wehrle (1); 4. Chris Martin (4); 5. Ryan Giles (5); 6. Calvin Landis (6); 7. Alan Zoutte (8); 8. Trey Smith (7); Heat 4, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Stu Snyder (2); 2. Sawyer Phillips (4); 3. Nate Van Haaften (6); 4. Devin Kline (5); 5. Mitchell Alexander (1); 6. Rob Weuve (7); 7. Dominic Scelzi (3); B Feature 1, 10 Laps, No Time: 1. Dustin Clark (2); 2. Cody Wehrle (3); 3. Stacey Alexander (9); 4. Ricky Montgomery (5); 5. Harli White (6); 6. Dylan Peterson (13); 7. Mitchell Alexander (4); 8. Rob Weuve (8); 9. John Anderson (10); 10. Alan Zoutte (11); 11. Hunter Lane (14); 12. Trey Smith (7); A Feature 1, 18 Laps, No Time: 1. Sawyer Phillips (9); 2. Jamie Ball (4); 3. Devin Kline (1); 4. Clint Garner (7); 5. Ryan Giles (10); 6. Matt Moro (8); 7. Calvin Landis (3); 8. Josh Baughman (5); 9. Aaron Reutzel (13); 10. Matt Egel (18); 11. Tyler Groenendyk (11); 12. Chris Martin (15); 13. Tom Lenz (2); 14. McKenna Haase (17); 15. Joe Beaver (12); 16. Chris Morgan (20); 17. Stacey Alexander (23); 18. Nate Van Haaften (6); 19. Troy Manteufel (16); 20. Cody Wehrle (22); 21. Stu Snyder (14); 22. Dustin Clark (21); 23. Ricky Montgomery (24); 24. Christian Bowman (19);

305 RESULTS

Time Trial 1, 1. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (7), 16.925; 2. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (4), 17.037; 3. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.159; 4. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (14), 17.24; 5. 1B, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (6), 17.344; 6. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (8), 17.366; 7. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (1), 17.366; 8. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (5), 17.38; 9. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (2), 17.43; 10. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (12), 17.457; 11. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (11), 17.537; 12. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (16), 17.583; 13. 51, Corey Kautz, Estherville, IA (10), 17.583; 14. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (3), 17.654; 15. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (13), 17.693; 16. 64, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (9), 18.952; Heat 1, 6 Laps, No Time: 1. Ryan Leavitt (4); 2. Rob Kubli (1); 3. Matthew Stelzer (3); 4. Brandon Worthington (8); 5. Chris Walraven (5); 6. Corey Kautz (7); 7. Jon Hughes (2); 8. Kade Higday (6); Heat 2, 6 Laps, No Time: 1. Evan Epperson (2); 2. Chris Horton (1); 3. Eric Bridger (6); 4. Mike Mayberry (4); 5. Kelby Watt (5); 6. Joe Simbro (3); 7. Tyler Glass (7); 8. Casey Greubel (8); A Feature 1, 15 Laps, No Time: 1. Matthew Stelzer (2); 2. Kelby Watt (1); 3. Chris Walraven (3); 4. Eric Bridger (5); 5. Mike Mayberry (7); 6. Tyler Glass (15); 7. Evan Epperson (4); 8. Joe Simbro (11); 9. Jon Hughes (13); 10. Brandon Worthington (12); 11. Corey Kautz (14); 12. Rob Kubli (8); 13. Ryan Leavitt (6); 14. Chris Horton (9); 15. Casey Greubel (16);

 

 

Mark Dobmeier Beefs Up at Knoxville Raceway!

Clint Garner Wins 360 Thriller, Rookie Kelby Watt Wins in 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 15, 2017) – Mark Dobmeier will be taking the beef back to Grand Forks, North Dakota after conquering South Central Co-op Night at Knoxville Raceway and the Marion County Fair Saturday. In addition to the $4,000 winner’s share, the driver of the Jimco Racing/Polaris #13 took home a half a beef as well for his 14th career victory here. Clint Garner won an exciting 360 feature that saw four lead changes, while sixteen-year-old Kelby Watt led the distance to score his first career win with the 305 class. Brad Moyer won a special DTRA Dirt Truck main event.

The 20-lap 410 feature got off to a rocky start to say the least. After a false start, Sawyer Phillips spun in turn four on the next try. The third try was not a charm, as Austin McCarl flipped wildly in turn one. Newcomer Jason Kendrick also flipped against the wall in turn one. Both were unhurt.

Terry McCarl had gotten the jump on the first few tries, but Mark Dobmeier would sail out to the lead once it counted ahead of Terry, Lynton Jeffrey, Danny Lasoski and Dustin Selvage. Lasoski would move into third by lap four, and with six laps in, Justin Henderson spun in turn four while running sixth.

Dobmeier pulled away on that restart as well, riding the cushion. Behind him, McCarl and Lasoski went at it like they have over the last four decades for the runner-up spot. One last caution for a spun Sawyer Phillips slowed things one more time, but Dobmeier would pull away and had no peer here tonight.

Terry McCarl was second at the line, ahead of Lasoski, Tim Kaeding and Selvage. Dakota Hendrickson made a last lap pass for sixth, followed by Matt Juhl, Josh Schneiderman, Scott Bogucki and hard-charger Tasker Phillips. Jeffrey crossed the line fourth, but was disqualified for pulling toward his pit stall, and his crew touching the car before going to the scales. Dobmeier set quick time, while Brooke Tatnell, who won his heat, but lost a motor in the process. Schneiderman and Rager Phillips were other heat winners. The three Phillips brothers made a bit of history, as they were the first trio of brothers to compete here in the 410 class since Bob, Mike and Denny Houseman in the 1983 Knoxville Nationals.

“Perfect!” said Dobmeier in Victory Lane next to his prize steer. “We like steak! I appreciated the number of restarts we had. Terry McCarl is the king of restarts when you’re starting side by side. He got me the first couple of times, but it was nice to get an opportunity to get him back. Our crew has been working hard all year long. We’ve had a strong car wherever we’ve gone…short tracks or big tracks. We’re just finally getting some wins to prove it.”

Calvin Landis shot out to an early lead in the 18-lap 360 feature, ahead of Tyler Groenendyk and Clint Garner. Groenendyk would slide in front of Landis to lead lap two, while point leader, Matt Moro snuck into fourth. By lap three, Jamie Ball had entered the top five as well.

As the leaders got into traffic, Groenendyk hesitated on the low side of three, allowing Landis back by on lap seven. The following two laps, a blanket could have been thrown over the top three, as Garner moved into second in heavy lapped traffic. Meanwhile, Ball and Moro were battling for the fourth spot.

Garner reeled in Landis in lapped traffic, reminiscent of their tangle a week ago that took them both out. This time, Garner was able to slide across turn three and take the point on lap 12. Four laps later, Ball moved by Landis in turn two for second. The only caution of the event came with two laps to go, when Devin Kline went up in smoke. Joe Beaver and Sawyer Phillips also piled their mounts together in turn two. No one was hurt.

Garner pulled away from Ball on the restart to win his 32nd career 360 feature here. Ryan Giles, Moro and Landis followed them. Tim Kaeding, Nate Van Haaften, Groenendyk, hard-charger Jason Martin and Chris Martin rounded out the top ten. Moro set quick time, while Landis, Giles and Ball won the heats. Chris Morgan claimed the B.

“We had a long week at the shop,” said Garner, who got upside down with Landis a week ago. “I didn’t spend enough time last winter getting prepared. I’ve got great people behind me. It’s just about putting the time in when it’s cold. To get results like that with a car that we hadn’t been in, and our second engine was really good. I can’t say enough about my guys. We all worked our butts off.”

The 15-lap 305 feature got off to an ugly start. Brandon Worthington spun, collecting Corey Kautz, while Christopher Scank flipped in turn two. No one was injured. Young Kelby Watt was steady from the front row and found the bottom groove to his liking in route to his first career sprint car win. Once back green, the race went non-stop.

The best battles on the track came from point leader Eric Bridger, who moved up to third by lap three, but was challenged and passed with two to go by Kade Higday. Tyler Glass tucked in behind Watt and followed him all the way to the checkers, ahead of Higday, Bridger and Ryan Leavitt. Chris Walraven, Rob Kubli, Evan Epperson, Matthew Stelzer and Chase Rudolf completed the top ten. Bridger set down quick time and won his heat. Chris Horton took the second heat.

“It was a fun race,” said the youngster in Victory Lane. “This is my first season. I’m only sixteen years old. I’m proud of my crew. We work hard on this car every day. I’m just so happy that we could make it here. I can’t thank my sponsors enough.”

Brad Moyer passed Tony Moro on lap two and led the rest of the 12-lap distance to claim the DTRA Dirt Truck feature. It was Moyer’s first win at Knoxville. Bret Moyer was second, followed by Eric Lundstrom, Tony Moro and Lou Sipolt.

Marion County Fair activities continue this week with tomorrow’s Outlaw Caged Kart racing here, as well as the Dynamic Drivelines Dirt Duel for IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour Modifieds and Sport Mods Thursday, July 20. Next Saturday night, July 22 is 3M Night! All three sprint car classes will again be in action! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!
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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (7), 15.433; 2. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (11), 15.556; 3. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (12), 15.579; 4. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (15), 15.579; 5. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (25), 15.647; 6. 59, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (18), 15.668; 7. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (6), 15.713; 8. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (24), 15.718; 9. 17A, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 15.720; 10. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (14), 15.739; 11. 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (8), 15.753; 12. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (4), 15.769; 13. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (13), 15.780; 14. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (22), 15.853; 15. 7X, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (3), 15.883; 16. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (1), 15.907; 17. 4K, Jason Kendrick, Perth, WA, Aust. (23), 15.908; 18. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (5), 15.941; 19. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (20), 15.982; 20. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (26), 15.986; 21. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (16), 16.115; 22. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (2), 16.174; 23. 29, Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL (10), 16.199; 24. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (21), 16.304; 25. 1P, Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO (17), 16.394; 26. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (19), 16.534;

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.0: 1. Brooke Tatnell (3); 2. Tim Kaeding (2); 3. Danny Lasoski (4); 4. Mark Dobmeier (6); 5. Dakota Hendrickson (1); 6. Austin McCarl (5); 7. Bobby Mincer (8); 8. RJ Johnson (7); 9. Curtis Evans (9)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.9: 1. Josh Schneiderman (2); 2. Dustin Selvage (3); 3. Terry McCarl (6); 4. Matt Juhl (4); 5. Jason Kendrick (1); 6. AJ Moeller (5); 7. Tasker Phillips (7); 8. Bob Weuve (9); 9. Joey Moughan (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.6: 1. Rager Phillips (1); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 3. Bronson Maeschen (3); 4. Justin Henderson (5); 5. Sawyer Phillips (2); 6. Scott Bogucki (7); 7. Carson McCarl (4); 8. Davey Heskin (8)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Mark Dobmeier (2); 2. Terry McCarl (1); 3. Danny Lasoski (3); 4. Tim Kaeding (12); 5. Dustin Selvage (5); 6. Dakota Hendrickson (13); 7. Matt Juhl (10); 8. Josh Schneiderman (8); 9. Scott Bogucki (15); 10. Tasker Phillips (20); 11. Bronson Maeschen (14); 12. Rager Phillips (11); 13. RJ Johnson (22); 14. AJ Moeller (9); 15. Bob Weuve (19); 16. Curtis Evans (21); 17. Sawyer Phillips (16); 18. Bobby Mincer (17); 19. Joey Moughan (24); 20. Justin Henderson (6); 21. Carson McCarl (23); 22. Austin McCarl (9); 23. Jason Kendrick (18); 24. Lynton Jeffrey (4). Lap Leader: Dobmeier 1-20. Hard-charger: T. Phillips.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (18), 16.235; 2. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (6), 16.310; 3. 5MRP, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.321; 4. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (7), 16.345; 5. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (4), 16.356; 6. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (23), 16.397; 7. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (1), 16.428; 8. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (22), 16.476; 9. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (15), 16.520; 10. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.545; 11. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (9), 16.569; 12. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (2), 16.619; 13. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (27), 16.634; 14. 75AU, Matt Egel, Adelaide, SA, Aust. (20), 16.652; 15. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (17), 16.703; 16. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (13), 16.719; 17. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (16), 16.832; 18. 36, Jason Martin, Lincoln, NE (14), 16.859; 19. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (25), 16.955; 20. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (11), 17.057; 21. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (26), 17.103; 22. 9S, Kyle Clark, Sapulpa, OK (3), 17.106; 23. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (28), 17.237; 24. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (24), 17.271; 25. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (19), 17.322; 26. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (12), 17.362; 27. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (21), 17.389; DQ (Light at the Scales) 7M, Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (10)

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.3: 1. Calvin Landis (2); 2. Tim Kaeding (1); 3. Matt Moro (6); 4. Tyler Groenendyk (4); 5. Joe Beaver (3); 6. Nate Van Haaften (5); 7. Sawyer Phillips (7); 8. Ricky Montgomery (9); 9. Kyle Clark (8); 10. Chance Morton (10)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.7: 1. Ryan Giles (6); 2. Tom Lenz (4); 3. Matt Egel (2); 4. Chris Martin (3); 5. Clint Garner (5); 6. Skylar Prochaska (1); 7. Chris Morgan (8); 8. Alan Zoutte (7); 9. John Anderson (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.1: 1. Jamie Ball (4); 2. McKenna Haase (2); 3. Jason Martin (1); 4. Devin Kline (6); 5. Christian Bowman (3); 6. Troy Manteufel (5); 7. Mitchell Alexander (7); 8. Stacey Alexander (9); 9. Rob Weuve (8)

B main (started), 8 Laps, 2:22.3: 1. Chris Morgan (3); 2. Rob Weuve (4); 3. John Anderson (6); 4. Alan Zoutte (1) / 5. Ricky Montgomery (5); 6. Stacey Alexander (7) DNS – Kyle Clark, Chance Morton

A main, 18 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (3); 2. Jamie Ball (5); 3. Ryan Giles (8); 4. Matt Moro (7); 5. Calvin Landis (1); 6. Tim Kaeding (12); 7. Nate Van Haaften (9); 8. Tyler Groenendyk (2); 9. Jason Martin (16); 10. Chris Martin (13); 11. Tom Lenz (4); 12. McKenna Haase (11); 13. Skylar Prochaska (18); 14. Christian Bowman (17); 15. Joe Beaver (15); 16. Chris Morgan (21); 17. Matt Egel (14); 18. Troy Manteufel (10); 19. Mitchell Alexander (20); 20. Rob Weuve (22); 21. Alan Zoutte (24); 22. Devin Kline (6); 23. Sawyer Phillips (19); 24. John Anderson (23). Lap Leaders: Landis 1, Groenendyk 2-6, Landis 7-11, Garner 12-18. Hard-charger: J. Martin. Howard Law $200: Kline.

305 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 3 laps: 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (12), 17.142; 2. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (4), 17.143; 3. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (18), 17.170; 4. 1B, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (19), 17.175; 5. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (8), 17.286; 6. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (11), 17.349; 7. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (9), 17.361; 8. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.383; 9. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (3), 17.443; 10. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (5), 17.486; 11. 36, Christopher Scank, Cedar Rapids, IA (17), 17.515; 12. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (2), 17.550; 13. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (6), 17.585; 14. 64, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (1), 17.624; 15. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (10), 17.633; 16. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (13), 17.643; 17. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.757; 18. 8R, Chase Rudolf, Norwalk, IA (15), 17.872; 19. 51, Corey Kautz, Estherville, IA (16), 17.944.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:46.0: 1. Eric Bridger (6); 2. Tyler Glass (2); 3. Kelby Watt (3); 4. Kade Higday (5); 5. Rob Kubli (8); 6. Matthew Stelzer (7); 7. Christopher Scank (1); 8. Corey Kautz (10); 9. Mike Mayberry (4); 10. Jon Hughes (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.3: 1. Chris Horton (2); 2. Brandon Worthington (1); 3. Chris Walraven (3); 4. Ryan Leavitt (5); 5. Joe Simbro (4); 6. Evan Epperson (8); 7. Casey Greubel (7); 8. Chase Rudolf (9); 9. Kevin Hetrick (6)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:38.0: 1. Kelby Watt (2); 2. Tyler Glass (1); 3. Kade Higday (5); 4. Eric Bridger (6); 5. Ryan Leavitt (4); 6. Chris Walraven (7); 7. Rob Kubli (11); 8. Evan Epperson (14); 9. Matthew Stelzer (13); 10. Chase Rudolf (16); 11. Chris Horton (3); 12. Casey Greubel (15); 13. Mike Mayberry (10); 14. Joe Simbro (8); 15. Jon Hughes (18); 16. Brandon Worthington (9); 17. Christopher Scank (12); 18. Corey Kautz (17) DNS = Kevin Hetrick. Lap Leader: Watt 1-15. Hard-charger: Epperson.

DTRA Dirt Trucks Results

Heat one (started), 7 laps, NT: 1. 9, Lou Sipolt, Altoona, IA (2); 2. 98, Bret Moyer, Polk City, IA (6); 3. 7XJR, Andrew Clark, Des Moines, IA (5); 4. 17, Bryan Spangler, Des Moines, IA (4); 5. 2, Del Enos, Des Moines, IA (1); 6. 40J, Justin Schroeder, Coon Rapids, IA (3)

Heat two (started), 7 laps, 2:44.8: 1. 21, Brad Moyer, Alleman, IA (1); 2. 35, Eric Lundstrom, Berwick, IA (2); 3. 2m, Tony Moro, Polk City, IA (3); 4. 23, Steve Jackson, Polk City, IA (5); 5. 28, Anthony Moro, Polk City, IA (6); 6. 79, Shonn Mapes, Ankeny, IA (4)

A main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Brad Moyer (4); 2. Bret Moyer (3); 3. Eric Lundstrom (6); 4. Tony Moro (1); 5. Lou Sipolt (5); 6. Bryan Spangler (7); 7. Shonn Mapes (12); 8. Anthony Moro (10); 9. Del Enos (9); 10. Justin Schroeder (11); 11. Andrew Clark (2); 12. Steve Jackson (8). Lap Leaders: T. Moro 1, Brad Moyer 2-12. Hard-charger: Mapes.

 

 

Ian Madsen Scores Fifth Win with Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by Open Wheel 101!

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(Bill W) July 10, 2017 – Ian Madsen racked up his fourth win at the Knoxville Raceway this season on Saturday night. It was also his fifth win with the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com. On Thursday, Kraig Kinser picked up the World of Outlaws win at the rain-delayed Deer Creek Speedway near Spring Valley, Minnesota. Friday night, it was Kerry Madsen who recorded his third Midwest Thunder win of the year against the WoO at Cedar Lake Speedway near New Richmond, Wisconsin.
 

The schedule has seen sixteen different winners in 28 events. Kerry Madsen still sits atop the point race, ahead of Ian Madsen, Donny Schatz, Brad Sweet and Brian Brown. complete the top ten. David Gravel, Brooke Tatnell, Shane Stewart, Daryn Pittman and Austin McCarl round out the top ten.

With most of the WoO events completed on the schedule, more local racing should see some of the drivers from the Midwest elevating in the standings. This weekend, point eligible events will be run at both Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota on Friday and at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday.

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Current Point Standings (Through 6/17/17)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 653 (3)

Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 612 (5)

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 480 (4)

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 463 (2)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 447 (3)

David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 341 (1)

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 309

Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 300 (1)

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 237

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 236

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 229

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 207 (1)

Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 194 (1)

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 191

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 190

Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA, 188

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 185

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 173 (1)

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 168 (1)

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 151

Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN, 136

Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 126

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA,