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Carson Macedo Sweeps Brownell’s Big Guns Bash with Last Lap Theatrics at Knoxville!

Dylan Westbrook Wins Last Lap Thriller in the 360 Class As Well

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 12, 2021) – Carson Macedo pulled off a sweep of the Brownell’s Big Guns Bash weekend featuring the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway. Saturday night, the Lemoore, California native used a last lap pass of Kerry Madsen to claim the win worth $10,000 aboard the Jason Johnson Racing #41. Dylan Westbrook won the 360 main event in similar fashion, a last lap pass. His win came aboard the Hill’s Racing #47x.

Macedo took off from his pole starting spot ahead of Madsen, Gio Scelzi, Aaron Reutzel and Parker Price-Miller. Sheldon Haudenschild entered the top five on lap three before Brock Zearfoss tumbled hard in turn three. He was uninjured.

Macedo chose the inside line on the double-file restart, and stretched his advantage. Haudenschild used the opportunity to gain fourth. Madsen gained on the leader and circled Macedo on the high side of turn four to take the point on lap six. Four circuits later, he was entering lapped traffic.

Haudenschild gained momentum as well, passing Scelzi for third on lap twelve. On lap 17, he reached Macedo and passed him for the runner-up spot. Macedo would come back, however, capitalizing on a mistake by Haudenschild as the track yielded to rubber-down conditions on the bottom.

Madsen’s line on the bottom seemed to loosen, and Macedo gained on him late. Entering turn two of the final lap, he raced under the leader to snatch the win and a sweep of the weekend. Haudenschild held onto third, ahead of Scelzi and Logan Schuchart. Reutzel, Brent Marks, James McFadden, Parker Price-Miller and Brian Brown rounded out the top ten. Scelzi and Schuchart set quick times in their respective groups, and both were joined by Macedo and Schuchart as heat winners. Macedo won the Dash and Scott Bogucki claimed the B.

“I feel like my racecar was really good the whole event there,” said Macedo in Victory Lane. “I didn’t know where to run at times. I’m thinking I’m plugging pretty good laps around the bottom there, and Kerry got a lane up there working and got by me. In traffic, he was superb. I couldn’t quite get through there as well. There at the end, Sheldon got by me, and I plugged the bottom of three and four really nice trying to get back by him. I realized how much better it was, if I was a little more patient and stayed down a little bit longer. When I got back up to Kerry, I realized he was making the same mistake…he was fading out. I plugged the bottom really well, and was trying to set him up to pass him in three and four. It just worked out that he slid up out of the bottom (in turn two).”

“I kind of got really tight there in dirty air,” said Madsen. “When I made a move on one of the Kahne cars, it was pretty aggressive in the rubber, and I thought we should be ok. I should have brought that home for sure. This car is so fun to drive. I feel like I let the boys and the team down on this one, but I think we can get some.”

“The guys have been working really hard,” said Haudenschild. “They have me feeling really good here. I feel like we had a good half of the race, and we were there at the end. There’s not much more you can ask for. I made a mistake and Carson capitalized. I’ll just learn and keep ripping. I feel like we have a good base, and we’ll move along from there.”

Ryan Giles led early in the 18-lap 360 main event over Carson McCarl, Clint Garner, Dylan Westbrook and Ricky Montgomery. Jamie Ball quickly entered the top five, and when Westbrook bobbled on the bottom of turn two on the third lap, took fourth. Westbrook also surrendered fifth to Josh Higday, but recovered the following lap to regain that spot.

Giles entered lapped traffic on lap six, and slowed a bit on lap seven. McCarl pounced to take the lead and pull away. Meanwhile, Westbrook was regaining his momentum and somehow fit between Ball and the wall above the turn three cushion to recover fourth on lap ten.

Westbrook was a man on a mission on the cushion, and pulled a slider to pass Garner for third on lap 12. He reeled in Giles, getting by him coming for the white flag. McCarl would slow a bit in traffic on lap seventeen, and after crossing the white flag, Westbrook shot through the middle of turns one and two to claim the lead and win the race to the checkers.

Westbrook, from Scotland, Ontario, became the second Canadian to win a 360 main event at Knoxville, joining Thomas Kennedy from Winnipeg, Manitoba. McCarl, Giles, Ball and Garner followed. Roger Crockett, Higday, Kaleb Johnson, Scott Bogucki and Montgomery completed the top ten. Westbrook set quick time, and Ball and Higday won heat races.

“That was really good,” said Westbrook in Victory Lane. “At the end of the race, I found a little rubber in the middle of the track right at the perfect time. It really worked out for us. We’ve been on a pretty good roll lately and have a bunch of podiums. It’s great to finally get a win here. We struggled here a lot…to come here and win is great!”

Join us Friday, June 18 for Town Crier Night! The 360 Sprints and Pace Performance Pro Sprints will be in action. Included will be make-up features for both classes from May 15. The Super Star Racing Experience (SRX) will also be practicing for their event on Saturday, June 19. Admission is just $10. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trial Group One (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (1), 15.809; 2. 14, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (4), 15.935; 3. 2KS, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (6), 16.131; 4. 41, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (17), 16.139; 5. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (5), 16.148; 6. 2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (11), 16.171; 7. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (2), 16.181; 8. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (13), 16.200; 9. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (20), 16.207; 10. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (19), 16.218; 11. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (3), 16.224; 12. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (14), 16.334; 13. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (9), 16.485; 14. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (10), 16.502; 15. 25, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (7), 16.527; 16. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (12), 16.530; 17. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.687; 18. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (8), 17.138; 19. 83A, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (15), 17.161; 20. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (16), NT.

Time Trial Group Two (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (7), 16.021; 2. 5, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (6), 16.296; 3. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (1), 16.480; 4. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (10), 16.528; 5. 83, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (11), 16.530; 6. 9, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (3), 16.581; 7. 3Z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (15), 16.668; 8. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (14), 16.786; 9. 83X, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (9), 16.814; 10. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (13), 16.832; 11. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (4), 16.868; 12. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (12), 16.871; 13. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 16.903; 14. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (17), 16.937; 15. 9T, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (19), 17.026; 16. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (5), 17.302; 17. 5X, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (2), 17.304; 18. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (18), 17.393; 19. 20G, Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (16), 17.744

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.1: 1. Gio Scelzi (1); 2. Matt Juhl (2); 3. Brent Marks (3); 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 5. Kraig Kinser (6) / 6. Scott Bogucki (8); 7. AJ Moeller (4); 8. Josh Schneiderman (7); 9. Tasker Phillips (9); 10. Austin Miller (10)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.0: 1. Carson Macedo (2); 2. Kerry Madsen (1); 3. Brian Brown (5); 4. David Gravel (3); 5. Donny Schatz (4) / 6. Brad Sweet (6); 7. Ayrton Gennetten (8); 8. Joe Simbro (9); 9. Terry McCarl (7) DNS – Carson McCarl

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.8: 1. Logan Schuchart (1); 2. Aaron Reutzel (3); 3. Wayne Johnson (2); 4. Brock Zearfoss (4); 5. Justin Henderson (6) / 6. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 7. Sawyer Phillips (7); 8. Kasey Kahne (8); 9. Presley Truedson (9) DNS – Noah Gass

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Parker Price-Miller (1); 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (5); 3. James McFadden (3); 4. Davey Heskin (7); 5. Chris Martin (6); 6. McKenna Haase (2); 7. Riley Goodno (9); 8. Bobby Mincer (8); 9. Jacob Allen (4)

Dash, 6 Laps, 1:39.0: 1. Carson Macedo (2); 2. Kerry Madsen (1); 3. Aaron Reutzel (3); 4. Gio Scelzi (4); 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (6); 6. Parker Price-Miller (8); 7. Matt Juhl (5); 8. Logan Schuchart (7)

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:33.9: 1. Scott Bogucki (3); 2. Brad Sweet (5); 3. Ayrton Gennetten (7); 4. Kasey Kahne (10); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 6. Sawyer Phillips (6); 7. Tasker Phillips (13); 8. Josh Schneiderman (9); 9. AJ Moeller (1); 10. McKenna Haase (2); 11. Riley Goodno (8); 12. Joe Simbro (11); 13. Presley Truedson (14); 14. Austin Miller (17); 15. Bobby Mincer (12) DNS – Terry McCarl, Jacob Allen, Noah Gass, Carson McCarl

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Carson Macedo (1); 2. Kerry Madsen (2); 3. Sheldon Haudenschild (5); 4. Gio Scelzi (4); 5. Logan Schuchart (8); 6. Aaron Reutzel (3); 7. Brent Marks (9); 8. James McFadden (12); 9. Parker Price-Miller (6); 10. Brian Brown (11); 11. David Gravel (15); 12. Donny Schatz (19); 13. Matt Juhl (7); 14. Kraig Kinser (17); 15. Davey Heskin (16); 16. Brad Sweet (22); 17. Wayne Johnson (10); 18. Kasey Kahne (24); 19. Ayrton Gennetten (23); 20. Justin Henderson (18); 21. Chris Martin (20); 22. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (13); 23. Jacob Allen (25); 24. Scott Bogucki (21); 25. Brock Zearfoss (14). Lap Leaders: Macedo 1-5, Madsen 6-24, Macedo 25. Hard-charger: Schatz.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 47X, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (4), 17.191; 2. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (11), 17.460; 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (2), 17.466; 4. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (14), 17.490; 5. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (6), 17.501; 6. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (3), 17.587; 7. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.631; 8. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (5), 17.666; 9. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (17), 17.682; 10. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (9), 17.728; 11. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (12), 18.006; 12. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (19), 18.009; 13. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanburn, MN (16), 18.011; 14. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (10), 18.016; 15. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (18), 18.228; 16. 15, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (13), 18.261; 17. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (1), 18.302; 18. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (20), 18.381; 19. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (7), 18.795; 20. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (15), 19.341

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Jamie Ball (2); 2. Dylan Westbrook (6); 3. Clint Garner (5); 4. Matt Moro (1); 5. Ricky Montgomery (4); 6. Calvin Landis (3); 7. Riley Goodno (8); 8. John Anderson (9); 9. Christopher Thram (7) DNS – Alan Zoutte

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:08.2: 1. Josh Higday (1); 2. Kaleb Johnson (2); 3. Carson McCarl (4); 4. Ryan Giles (6); 5. Roger Crockett (5); 6. Scott Bogucki (8); 7. Rob Kubli (3); 8. Nathan Mills (10); 9. Ryan Leavitt (7); 10. Mike Johnston (9)

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:45.8: 1. Dylan Westbrook (4); 2. Carson McCarl (1); 3. Ryan Giles (2); 4. Jamie Ball (5); 5. Clint Garner (3); 6. Roger Crockett (6); 7. Josh Higday (9); 8. Kaleb Johnson (8); 9. Scott Bogucki (13); 10. Ricky Montgomery (7); 11. Nathan Mills (16); 12. Riley Goodno (12); 13. Matt Moro (11); 14. Christopher Thram (15); 15. John Anderson (17); 16. Mike Johnston (19); 17. Alan Zoutte (18); 18. Ryan Leavitt (14); 19. Calvin Landis (10) DNS – Rob Kubli. Lap Leaders: Giles 1-6, C. McCarl 7-17, Westbrook 18. Hard-charger: Mills.

 

 

Carson Macedo Fires First Shot in Knoxville’s Brownell’s Big Guns Bash!

Devin Kline Leads Wire to Wire in Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 12, 2021) – Carson Macedo’s first 410 win at the Knoxville Raceway was a big one as he took the $10,000 win on the first night of the Brownell’s Big Guns Bash featuring the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Friday night. The Lemoore, Calfornia native’s win came aboard the Jason Johnson Racing #41. Devin Kline scored his fourteenth career win by leading flag to flag in the main event for the Pace Performance Pro Sprints.

Kerry Madsen, who had won his heat and the Dash, was looking good early in the 25-lap WoO feature. Macedo chased him in second, ahead of Donny Schatz, Brad Sweet and Logan Schuchart. Macedo challenged on lap three, but Madsen maintained his advantage until entering lapped traffic on the seventh circuit.

With Madsen in heavy lapped traffic, Macedo tried a daring move that fell short on lap eleven. Madsen was able to stretch his advantage aboard the Tony Stewart Racing #14. Schuchart put plenty of pressure on Sweet for fourth and made a pass on lap 16 before Scott Bogucki contacted McKenna Haase in turn three with five laps to go, bringing the races only caution.

Madsen led the charge back to green, ahead of Macedo, Schatz, Schuchart and Sweet. After trailing Madsen for a full lap, Macedo shot to the bottom of turn one on the 22nd circuit and slid into the lead. Schuchart passed Schatz for third as well and coming for the white flag flew by Madsen for second. Following Macedo, Schuchart and Madsen at the checkers, were Schatz and Gio Scelzi who claimed fifth on the last lap. Sweet, David Gravel, Brian Brown, Aaron Reutzel and Ayrton Gennetten rounded out the top ten. Kasey Kahne and Schuchart set quick time over their respective groups, while Schatz, Brown, Schuchart and Madsen won heat races. Madsen took the Dash, and Matt Juhl claimed the B main.

“It was just a hard race,” said Macedo in Victory Lane. “Kerry was doing a good job of maneuvering in and out of traffic. A couple times, I thought I’d have a run on him, and lapped cars would zig or zag the wrong way. It just wouldn’t work out for me. When I saw the caution, I thought it was going to be tough to get a good start. I was able to get a good start and hit the bottom. I’m excited! It’s so hard to win here…it’s so technical. You have to hit your marks, and it’s really easy to make mistakes. My car was so good…when I did make a mistake it recovered for me.”

“I could tell (Macedo) didn’t feel comfortable in three and four,” said the late closing Schuchart. “(The bottom) was a place I really thought I could gain some ground on some guys. I just felt some other cars’ tails were wagging in and out there at the end. When they start dancing that way, it’s a sign their tires might be going away. It’s always fun when you can race around this place, Knoxville Raceway. It’s the best in the business. A run like that…passing some heavy hitters like we did…it means a lot. Hopefully, we can build on it, and get a little bit better.”

“This car is fast,” said Madsen of his third place run. “I was feeling really comfortable. We had a yellow, and I thought that would actually help us. I just didn’t make the right adjustments. I feel like I let the boys down, but this is a great racecar. Things change on the yellow, and you have to make the right adjustments, but I learned a lot, and I’m enjoying this car a lot. We’re still glad to get a podium…on to tomorrow night.”

Devin Kline shot out from his pole position in the 15-lap Pace Performance Pro Sprints feature, ahead of Brandon Worthington, Matthew Stelzer, Mike Mayberry and Tyler Barrick. With the track yielding two and three good grooves, the top five did not change until Barrick slowed and exited, ending his top five run with thee laps to go.

Kline held his advantage the last three laps, with Stelzer capturing second on the restart, ahead of Worthington. Tyler Groenendyk shot from seventh to gain fourth at the line after starting eleventh, and Mike Mayberry was fifth. Chase Young, Alex Vande Voort, Cam Martin, Jeff Wilke and Matt Allen completed the top ten. Kline and Barrick won the heat races. Devin Wignall flipped hard down the backstretch in his heat race after contact with another car. When the red light came out, Ryan Navratil rode over the rear of Groenendyk’s car and flipped as well. Both drivers walked away under their own power, but were done for the night.

“That was hands down, the best car we’ve had all year,” said Kline in Victory Lane. “We have to thank Wayne Johnson. We had his shocks on tonight. We want to get a mid-season stride going, and we can’t thank everyone enough.”

Tomorrow, Saturday, June 12, the Brownell’s Big Gun Bash featuring the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws concludes! The Knoxville Raceway 360 class will also be on the card! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials Group One (Qualifying Order), 2 laps:,= 1. 9T, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (3), 15.176; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (5), 15.188; 3. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (10), 15.431; 4. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (2), 15.433; 5. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (20), 15.444; 6. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (1), 15.527; 7. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (8), 15.576; 8. 83X, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (4), 15.606; 9. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (14), 15.611; 10. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (12), 15.626; 11. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (6), 15.645; 12. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (16), 15.668; 13. 9, James McFadden, Alice Springs, NT, Aust. (19), 15.706; 14. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (13), 15.728; 15. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (7), 15.742; 16. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (15), 15.76; 17. 25, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (11), 15.801; 18. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 15.809; 19. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (18), 15.826; 20. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.007

Time Trials Group Two (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (16), 15.440; 2. 14, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (2), 15.555; 3. 2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (9), 15.577; 4. 41, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (5), 15.581; 5. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (15), 15.582; 6. 2KS, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (4), 15.664; 7. 83, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (10), 15.726; 8. 5, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (8), 15.731; 9. 3Z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (11), 15.879; 10. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (6), 15.935; 11. 20G, Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (19), 15.990; 12. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (17), 16.038; 13. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (14), 16.069; 14. 83A, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (12), 16.1; 15. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (1), 16.118; 16. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (7), 16.153; 17. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.267; 18. 5X, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (13), 16.495; 19. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (3), 16.690

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.4: 1. Donny Schatz (2); 2. Brad Sweet (3); 3. Kasey Kahne (1); 4. Brent Marks (6); 5. Scott Bogucki (9); 6. James McFadden (7); 7. McKenna Haase (4); 8. Jacob Allen (8); 9. AJ Moeller (5) DNS – Carson McCarl

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.5: 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. Ayrton Gennetten (2); 3. Terry McCarl (3); 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 6. Justin Henderson (6); 7. Davey Heskin (7); 8. Sawyer Phillips (9); 9. Josh Schneiderman (8); 10. Riley Goodno (10)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.5: 1. Logan Schuchart (1); 2. David Gravel (2); 3. Gio Scelzi (3); 4. Aaron Reutzel (4); 5. Brock Zearfoss (5); 6. Noah Gass (6); 7. Chris Martin (7); 8. Tasker Phillips (9); 9. Bobby Mincer (8); 10. Joe Simbro (10)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.4: 1. Kerry Madsen (1); 2. Carson Macedo (2); 3. Parker Price-Miller (4); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (6); 5. Kraig Kinser (8); 6. Matt Juhl (3); 7. Wayne Johnson (5); 8. Presley Truedson (9); 9. Austin Miller (7)

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:36.4: 1. Kerry Madsen (1); 2. Donny Schatz (3); 3. Carson Macedo (2); 4. Brad Sweet (4); 5. Logan Schuchart (5); 6. Brian Brown (7); 7. David Gravel (8); 8. Ayrton Gennetten (6)

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:23.7: 1. Matt Juhl (2); 2. McKenna Haase (1); 3. James McFadden (3); 4. Wayne Johnson (8); 5. Justin Henderson (5); 6. Noah Gass (4); 7. Davey Heskin (7); 8. Jacob Allen (9); 9. Sawyer Phillips (11); 10. Tasker Phillips (10); 11. Chris Martin (6); 12. Josh Schneiderman (15); 13. AJ Moeller (13); 14. Riley Goodno (18); 15. Bobby Mincer (14); 16. Presley Truedson (12); 17. Austin Miller (16); 18. Joe Simbro (17) DNS – Carson McCarl

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Carson Macedo (3); 2. Logan Schuchart (5); 3. Kerry Madsen (1); 4. Donny Schatz (2); 5. Gio Scelzi (10); 6. Brad Sweet (4); 7. David Gravel (7); 8. Brian Brown (6); 9. Aaron Reutzel (14); 10. Ayrton Gennetten (8); 11. Brent Marks (13); 12. Sheldon Haudenschild (16); 13. Kraig Kinser (20); 14. Parker Price-Miller (12); 15. James McFadden (23); 16. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (15); 17. Kasey Kahne (9); 18. Scott Bogucki (17); 19. Brock Zearfoss (18); 20. Terry McCarl (11); 21. Matt Juhl (21); 22. Lynton Jeffrey (19); 23. McKenna Haase (22); 24. Wayne Johnson (24). Lap Leaders: Madsen 1-21, Macedo 22-25. Hard-charger: McFadden.

Pro Series Results

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Devin Kline (1); 2. Mike Mayberry (2); 3. Jeff Wilke (4); 4. Cam Martin (7); 5. Alex Vande Voort (9); 6. Tyler Groenendyk (6); 7. Scotty Johnson (3); 8. Ryan Navratil (5); 9. Devin Wignall (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:49.8: 1. Tyler Barrick (2); 2. Brandon Worthington (4); 3. Matthew Stelzer (8); 4. Joel Thorpe (1); 5. Chase Young (3); 6. Matt Allen (5); 7. Eric Bridger (7); 8. Jaslyn Jones (6); 9. TJ Massick (9)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Devin Kline (1); 2. Matthew Stelzer (4); 3. Brandon Worthington (2); 4. Tyler Groenendyk (11); 5. Mike Mayberry (6); 6. Chase Young (10); 7. Alex Vande Voort (7); 8. Cam Martin (5); 9. Jeff Wilke (8); 10. Matt Allen (12); 11. Eric Bridger (13); 12. Joel Thorpe (9); 13. Tyler Barrick (3); 14. Jaslyn Jones (15); 15. TJ Massick (16); 16. Scotty Johnson (14) DNS – Ryan Navratil, Devin Wignall. Lap Leader: Kline 1-15. Hard-charger: Groenendyk.

 

 

6/6/21

Angell Park Speedway

Sun Prairie, WI

All Stars/IRA

Badger Midgets (BMARA)

26 Sprints

31 Midgets

All Stars/IRA

Angell Park Speedway has always been a special place to watch a race. In younger days, it was midgets that we flocked for. When sprints were reintroduced, I doubted their success, but I’ve never been disappointed in several trips for them. One thing missing on this trip was friend Bryan Gapinski. I miss bantering with him about the current state of midgets and life in general. New promotion had the place full and buzzing on Sunday.

This was the fourth night in a row of All Stars/IRA action following nights in Fairbury, Wilmot and Plymouth. There was a big of attrition for the local contingent, including Scotty Thiel who crashed hard Saturday at Plymouth.

Ian Madsen (3rd car out to time) set quick time on the 1/3-mile oval at 11.990 seconds. Bill Balog (11th car out) was second quick, followed by Rico Abreu (6th), Scott Neitzel (5th), Jake Blackhurst (1st), Spencer Bayston (9th), Kyle Schuett (4th), Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2nd), Parker Price-Miller (21st) and Cory Eliason (13th).

Heat one (started): 1. Eliason 26 (1) 2. Neitzel 2w (3) 3. Schuett 9K (2) 4. Madsen 11 (4) 5. Hunter Schuerenberg 55 (8) 6. Paul McMahan 5 (5) / 7. Kyle Reinhardt 91 (7) 8. Zeb Wise 10 (6) 9. Kris Spitz 4K (9)

8-lap heats took the top six to the feature. Heat winners and the next four fastest cars finishing in the top six made the Dash. Most sprint car heats at Angell Park are single-file while the track slowly widens as the cushion gives way. Tonight was no different, though Neitzel found his way under Schuett for second in this one. Schuerenberg knocked on Madsen’s door at the checkers for fourth but fell short.

Heat two (started): 1. Jeremy Schultz 5J (1) 2. Balog 17B (4) 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (2) 4. Tyler Courtney 7BC (7) 5. Cap Henry 4 (5) 6. Jordan Goldesberry 65 (8) / 7. Blackhurst 39 (3) 8. TJ Michael 8m (6) 9. Hunter Custer 29 (9)

Schultz led the distance. Henry performed a 360 to bring caution two laps in. Balog used the opportunity to sanch second from Hafertepe, while Courtney who had a disappointing qualifying effort, shot from sixth to fourth. Henry would find his way from the tail to work his way to a top five. Goldesberry was outside looking in until finding his way by Blackhurst coming for the white flag to snatch the final transfer.

Heat three (started): 1. Carson Short 21 (1) 2. Price-Miller 19 (2) 3. Bayston 13 (3) 4. Abreu 24 (4) 5. Skylar Gee 07 (7) 6. Russel Borland 23 (6) / 7. Dave Uttech 68 (5) 8. Rob Pribnow 20R (8)

This one was mostly single-file. Bayston continues to sub for an injured Justin Peck in the Buch 13.

Dash (started): 1. Abreu (1) 2. Balog (3) 3. Neitzel (2) 4. Schultz (5) 5. Madsen (7) 6. Bayston (6) 7. Eliason (8) 8. Short (4)

The 6-lapper determined starting spots in the top four rows of the feature. Abreu and Balog have many laps and wins here in midgets and sprints and it showed.

B main (started): 1. Blackhurst (1) 2. Reinhardt (3) 3. Wise (4) 4. Michael (5) 5. Spitz (7) 6. Uttech (2) / 7. Pribnow (6) 8. Custer (8)

A 26-car A main field may have been interesting, but we decided to trim two, including Pribnow, who won a week ago with the IRA at 141 Speedway. The 12-lapper had Blackhurst leading Reinhardt throughout. Wise cracked Michael on lap two for third. Uttech looked in trouble early, but held down the sixth and final transfer.

A main (started): 1. Balog (2) 2. Madsen (5) 3. Abreu (1) 4. Henry (13) 5. Eliason (7) 6. Courtney (12) 7. Bayston (6) 8. Schuerenberg (15) 9. Neitzel (3) 10. McMahan (16) 11. Schultz (4) 12. Price-Miller (9) 13. Hafertepe Jr. (11) 14. Wise (21) 15. Borland (17) 16. Goldesberry (18) 17. Short (8) 18. Schuett (10) 19. Reinhardt (20) 20. Gee (14) 21. Blackhurst (19) 22. Michael (22) 23. Uttech (24) 24. Spitz (23)

Abreu shot out to the early lead in the 30-lapper paying $6,000 to win. Balog followed, with Madsen taking third from Neitzel on lap four. The bullring succumbed to lapped traffic on lap six. Eliason moved by Neitzel into fourth at that point. Things got exciting up front. Balog slowly reeled in Abreu, first tempting him high and then passing him on the low side on lap 11. Blackhurst slowed on lap 13, bringing the first caution. Balog led Abreu, Madsen, Eliason and Bayston back to green. Eliason took third from Madsen, but Ian came back on lap 15. Henry was on the move, taking a liking to the low side of the track and was in the top five by the halfway mark. On lap 18, Gee suffered a flat right rear and Spitz exited after visiting the work area. Henry shot by Eliason for fourth on that restart. Balog pulled away again, not having to deal with many lappers until there was five to go. The cushion reached the turn two wall, and he was bouncing off it nearly every lap. Abreu faded a bit, and Madsen took second with two to go. It was IRA win #130 for the “North Pole Nightmare” and his second All Star win in as many days.

BMARA

Heat one (started), *qualified for feature): 1. Scott Hatton 1 (5*) 2. Kevin Olson 9K (4*) 3. Lamont Critchett 14 (7*) 4. Harrison Kleven 29 (1) 5. Jeff Zelinski 15z (6*) 6. Jack Dohner 87 (2) 7. Jake Goeglin 8 (8) 8. Kyle Stark 2 (3)

8-lap heats took the top 16 in passing points to the feature. Stark flipped in turn one before a lap could be completed. He was ok. H. Kleven led early over the ageless Olson and Hatton. Hatton took second from Olson on lap two and then the lead a lap later. Olson and Critchett would both work by H. Kleven with three to go. Hatton and Olson have both turned a few laps at Angell Park.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Derek Doerr 20D (3*) 2. Mike Stroik 9s (4*) 3. Zach Boden 51 (7*) 4. Tyler Roth 18 (8*) 5. Denny Smith 10 (5) 6. Aaron Muhle 24 (2) 7. Dan Kleven 92 (1) 8. Jordan Nelson 98 (6)

Doerr would lead the distance in this one. Stroik took second from Muhle on lap three, and was joined by Boden, who was up from row four.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Chase McDermand 40 (6*) 2. Kevin Douglas 5K (1*) 3. Cody Weisensel 20 (2*) 4. Chase Jones 57 (4*) 5. RJ Corson 15c (3) 6. Nick Baran 11T (5) 7. Kurt Mayhew 21K (7) DNS – Jerremy Douglas 6

It was hard to take the eyes of McDermand. K. Douglas led Baran and Corson early. Corson took second on lap two, and Mayhew followed him into third. Mayhew would claim second and then took the lead at the halfway point. Weisensel had a tough start but battled back to third. McDermand was trapped in side by side battles in the back, but once he found his way clear on lap five, he shot from fourth to the lead. Mayhew exited and was done for the night. McDermand rode the high side the rest of the way to win going away.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Andy Baugh 6B (7*) 2. David Budres 31B (4*) 3. Mike Unger 76 (1*) 4. Kyle Koch 71 (2*) 5. Jim Fuerst 28 (5) 6. Todd Kluever 55 (3) 7. Shay Sassano 31 (6)

Unger was your early leader before Budres and Baugh both shot around on lap two. Baugh used the low side to take the lead on lap three. Budres wasn’t going away however as the pair battled side by side to the checkers, with Baugh winning by a narrow margin.

B main (started): 1. Baran (5) 2. H. Kleven (1) 3. Fuerst (3) 4. Smith (2) 5. Corson (4) 6. Dohner (8) / 7. Muhle (7) 8. D. Kleven (10) 9. Sassano (9) 10. Goeglein (6) 11. Nelson (11) DNS – Kluever, Mayhew, J. Douglas, Stark

The 12-lapper took the top six to the feature. H. Kleven led Smith and Corson early. Baran shot from fifth to third on the second lap. Fuerst claimed fourth from Corson on lap four. Muhle spun on lap five bringing caution. On lap seven, Baran worked by Smith for second. The final caution came for a Goeglin spin with thee to go. Baran took advantage by roaring to the lead and the win. Fuerst passed Smith for third with two to go.

A main (started): 1. Budres (1) 2. Baugh (8) 3. Olson (3) 4. Boden (4) 5. Weisensel (12) 6. McDermand (9) 7. Doerr (6) 8. Hatton (7) 9. K. Douglas (11) 10. Koch (16) 11. Stroik (2) 12. Dohner (22) 13. Jones (13) 14. Unger (14) 15. H. Kleven (18) 16. Fuerst (19) 17. Corson (21) 18. Critchett (5) 19. Roth (10) 20. Zelinski (15) 21. Smith (20) 22. Baran (17)

The 25-lapper was the first midget feature at Sun Prairie since 2019. Budres led early over Stroik and Olson. Things leveled out before Baugh took third from Olson on lap eight. Meanwhile, McDermand had been buried in the field by a near accident and was one of the only cars on the high side. It was entertaining watching the Springfield youngster training himself. He was back in the top ten by lap eleven. Stroik worked on Budres before taking the point on lap 13. Baugh worked into second, but on lap 15 gave the leader the chrome horn and spun him. Baugh was penalized three spots, while Stroik restarted at the tail. Budres inherited the lead ahead of Olson, Boden, Baugh and Critchett. Zelinski flipped on lap 17, bringing the red. He was ok. Critchett bowed out at the same time Baugh worked back into third behind Budres and Olson when the green flew again, but one final yellow came for an incident involving Fuerst and Corson with six to go. McDermand was still entertaining, but would peak at sixth. Budres maintained his lead, while Baugh took second on the last lap. Dohner was the hard-charger.

 

 

 

Gio Scelzi Scintillating at Knoxville!

Clint Garner Makes Hodnett/Swindell Tribute Pay Off in 360’s; Matthew Stelzer Scores Again in Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 5, 2021) – Gio Scelzi led wire to wire to garner his third career win at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. The Fresno, California native earned $5,000 for his win aboard the KCP Racing #18. Clint Garner whose car fashioned a tribute to 1990’s Two Winners teammates Jeff Swindell and Greg Hodnett (who were both inducted in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Saturday), won for the 42nd time in the 360 class. Matthew Stelzer scored his third win of the season in the Pace Performance Pro Sprints feature.

Scelzi and Anthony Macri battled for the lead going into turns one and two to begin the 20-lap 410 feature, but it was Scelzi who took command. Kerry Madsen was quickly in the equation and after a good battle with Macri, took the runner-up spot on lap four. Brian Brown also shot by Macri for third on lap five.

Scelzi was in lapped traffic by the sixth circuit, extending his lead over Madsen. Madsen reeled in the leader a bit, but never seriously challenged the quick cushion riding Californian. Brown maintained third, but it was not easy. At the halfway point, Austin McCarl began advancing through the field at a good pace. He challenged Brown in a drag race for the checkers, but settled for fourth. Macri, Lynton Jeffrey, hard-charger Shane Golobic, Davey Heskin, Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Ayrton Gennetten rounded out the top ten.

Madsen set quick time over the 29-car field that saw several visitors, including some paying tribute to Greg Hodnett’s induction into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, including Chase Dietz aboard the John Trone #39 (Hodnett’s former ride), the Heffner #27 (another Hodnett ride) driven by Tim Shaffer, who was inducted as well on Saturday, and Macri. Madsen, Brown and Jeffrey won heats, while Shaffer took the B.

“I feel like I haven’t been here in years,” said Scelzi in Victory Lane. “My car was awesome. I knew Macri was going to go to the bottom of one and two and slide me. He slid me and cleared me (on lap one), but I knew I had to get going on the top. I tried to put a whole race together…that’s definitely what I’ve been struggling with this year. Wins like this get you motivated to win more.”

Clint Garner’s normal #40 sprint car featured a split paint scheme featuring the #7TW and the #8TW of 1990’s Two Winners teammates Jeff Swindell and Greg Hodnett, who were both inducted Saturday into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. He was a man on a mission on Saturday.

Garner didn’t waste his opportunity starting on the pole and shot to the fore immediately. Last week’s winner, Jamie Ball, settled into second, ahead of Dylan Westbrook, Ryan Giles and Calvin Landis. Garner was in lapped traffic by lap six, and continued to extend his lead.

The 18-lapper went non-stop, with Garner working traffic efficiently, and never being challenged. Westbrook made a surge in traffic late, and shot by Ball for second with two laps to go. Ball settled for third, ahead of Giles and JJ Hickle, who made a late move for fifth. Landis, Josh Higday, Lee Grosz, Matt Moro and Ricky Montgomery completed the top ten. New National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee, Jeff Swindell was the hard-charger. Westbrook set quick time over the 28-car field, and Giles, Moro and Ball were heat winners. Christian Bowman won the B.

“Greg (Hodnett) was with me,” said Garner in Victory Lane. “I thought about it earlier today, and I thought I have a guest with me tonight. I’m out there leading the race, and I’m saying, ‘C’mon Greg, let’s do this.’ (Robert) Hubbard’s in town, and he’s the reason I knew Greg Hodnett. He’s been flying into town keeping an eye on us, and he and my brother tag-teamed it…the car was perfect!”

Matthew Stelzer utilized a quick low side of the track to lead early in the 15-lap Pro Sprints feature over Devin Wignall, Matt Allen, Devin Kline and Jeff Wilke. While Stelzer pulled away. Wignall (high side) and Allen (low side) battled for the runner-up spot most of the event. It would prove to be the best battle on the track, as Stelzer was gone.

Stelzer entered lapped traffic and had to move higher on the track. It wouldn’t matter as he went on to win his class-best fifteenth main event. Wignall finally secured second with two to go, followed by Allen, hard-charger Chase Young and Devin Kline, who gained fifth on the last lap. Wilke, Brandon Worthington, Tyler Groenendyk, Mike Mayberry and Alex Vande Voort rounded out the top ten. Eric Bridger and Worthington were heat winners.

“My guys gave me a great car,” said Stelzer in Victory Lane. “They drew an eight pill (for feature inversion) that gave us the luck to start on the front row. We haven’t been good in the heat race. We have to get better there. We’ve got a good car come feature time when it slicks off.”

Next weekend, June 11 and 12 is the Brownell’s Big Gun Bash featuring the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws! The Pace Performance Pro Sprints will compete on Friday, and the 360 class will be on the card Saturday! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

5/31/21

Huset’s Speedway

Brandon, SD

NOSA Ben Nothdurft Memorial

28 cars

Brooke Tatnell (11th car out to time) set quick time in Group A, and overall with a lap of 11.371 seconds. Tim Kaeding (7th car out) was second quick in the first group, followed by Jack Dover (12th), Jody Rosenboom (10th) and Riley Goodno (8th). Austin McCarl (3rd car out) set quick time in the second group at 11.671, followed by Parker Price-Miller (5th), Gio Scelzi (8th), Carson McCarl (2nd) and Zach Omdahl (1st). Scott Winters went up in smoke in hot laps and was done for the night. Tony Rustad shelled a rear-end while qualifying and was also a scratch. Wade Nygaard tipped over and didn’t get a time in. He’d return for his heat.

Heat one (started): 1. Goodno 22 (2) 2. Tatnell 16 (4) 3. Brendan Mullen 11m (1) 4. Dover 81 (3) 5. Tyler Drueke 12 (5) 6. Chuck McGillivray 101 (7) 7. James Broty 33 (6)

10-lap heats took the winner and the top four qualifiers to the redraw for starting spots in the first four rows. A drying track was farmed on the low side for the heats. That became the dominant line. Goodno led the distance. Broty turned over in turn two on lap two. He was o.k., but done for the night.

Heat two (started): 1. Cody Hansen 4 (1) 2. Kaeding 3 (4) 3. Rosenboom 14 (3) 4. Brant O’Banion 47 (2) 5. Colin Smith o5 (5) 6. Alex Schriever 0 (6) DNS – Scott Winters 23w

Hansen led wire to wire. Kaeding was all over O’Banion for second before getting under him on lap six. Rosenboom followed his lead into third two laps later.

Heat three (started): 1. Scelzi 18 (3) 2. Tim Estenson 14T (1) 3. A. McCarl 17A (4) 4. Matt Juhl 2KS (5) 5. Omdahl 17 (2) 6. Elliot Amdahl 86 (6) DNS – Tony Rustad 2x

Estenson led early over Scelzi and A. McCarl. Scelzi took a bit higher line as Estenson clung to the bottom faster groove. Scelzi was able to shoot by for the lead completing the fifth lap. Amdahl exited early.

Heat four (started): 1. Justin Henderson 7 (1) 2. Price-Miller 5 (4) 3. C. McCarl 27 (3) 4. Wade Nygaard 9N (7) 5. Jade Hasting 8H (2) 6. Jordan Adams 20A (5) 7. Jordan Graham 99 (6)

Henderson led flag to flag on the bottom. C. McCarl shot by Hastings for third on lap two. Nygaard came from tail after his time trial turnover to grab fourth with two to go.

A main (started): 1. Price-Miller (4) 2. Kaeding (5) 3. Henderson (2) 4. Tatnell (6) 5. Scelzi (7) 6. Juhl (15) 7. A. McCarl (8) 8. C. McCarl (12) 9. Hansen (3) 10. Goodno (1) 11. Estenson (9) 12. Dover (13) 13. Nygaard (16) 14. O’Banion (14) 15. Drueke (17) 16. Mullen (11) 17. Schriever (21) 18. Rosenboom (10) 19. Adams (23) 20. McGillivray (22) 21. Hastings (20) 22. Graham (24) 23. Smith (18) 24. Omdahl (19) 25. Amdahl (25) DNS – Broty, Rustad, Winters

The 30-lapper saw Henderson led early over Price-Miller, Goodno, Kaeding and Tatnell. Kaeding shot around Goodno for third on lap two. Henderson entered lapped traffic on lap five. Kaeding surged by Price-Miller for second on the same lap. Rosenboom, who had smacked the wall, slowed to a stop to bring a caution on lap seven. Henderson led Kaeding, Price-Miller, Tatnell and Scelzi back to green. Price-Miller used the low side to get back to second. Scelzi took over fourth. The leaders were back in traffic by lap 12. Smith slowed on lap 19 after tagging the turn two wall. Price-Miller dogged Henderson for two laps before passing him on the low side of three and four for the lead. He entered lapped traffic on lap 24 before Schriever and Hastings contacted, but kept it going. The yellow was thrown. Price-Miller pulled away for his first ever win at Huset’s worth $7,500 for track Hall of Famer Guy Forbrook. Tatnell snagged fourth from Scelzi late. Juhl, who was the hard-charger, held fifth briefly, but settled for sixth.

 

 

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA
May 29, 2021

410 RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 71, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (6), 15.202; 2. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (22), 15.247; 3. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (9), 15.378; 4. 49S, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (18), 15.391; 5. 9, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Au (29), 15.413; 6. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (1), 15.424; 7. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (17), 15.447; 8. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (19), 15.456; 9. 41, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (26), 15.463; 10. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (8), 15.469; 11. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (14), 15.493; 12. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (21), 15.528; 13. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (10), 15.56; 14. 5X, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (7), 15.573; 15. 83X, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (28), 15.581; 16. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (11), 15.586; 17. 2KS, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (4), 15.682; 18. 5, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (16), 15.72; 19. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (27), 15.77; 20. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (5), 15.787; 21. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (3), 15.827; 22. 83A, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (15), 15.849; 23. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (13), 15.903; 24. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (30), 15.91; 25. 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (12), 16.006; 26. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (25), 16.069; 27. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (2), 16.233; 28. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (24), 16.28; 29. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 16.287; 30. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (23), 16.4; 31. 20G, Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (31), 16.464;
Heat 1, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Justin Henderson (1); 2. Ayrton Gennetten (4); 3. Davey Heskin (3); 4. Brad Sweet (5); 5. Carson McCarl (2); 6. Spencer Bayston (6); 7. Sawyer Phillips (7); 8. Ryan Roberts (9); 9. Ben Brown (10); 10. Noah Gass (11); 11. Austin Miller (8);
Heat 2, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Matt Juhl (1); 2. Parker Price-Miller (2); 3. Gio Scelzi (6); 4. Austin McCarl (3); 5. James McFadden (5); 6. AJ Moeller (4); 7. Josh Schneiderman (7); 8. Chris Martin (8); 9. Terry McCarl (10); 10. Riley Goodno (9);
Heat 3, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Aaron Reutzel (2); 2. Rico Abreu (3); 3. Carson Macedo (4); 4. Brian Brown (6); 5. Tasker Phillips (8); 6. Presley Truedson (1); 7. Bobby Mincer (7); 8. Joe Simbro (9); 9. Bob Weuve (10); 10. Lynton Jeffrey (5);
B main, 12 Laps, No Time: 1. Josh Schneiderman (1); 2. Chris Martin (4); 3. Bobby Mincer (2); 4. Ryan Roberts (5); 5. Terry McCarl (9); 6. Riley Goodno (6); 7. Bob Weuve (10); 8. Noah Gass (11); 9. Austin Miller (3); 10. Ben Brown (8); 11. Joe Simbro (7);
A main, 25 Laps, No Time: 1. Brad Sweet (4); 2. Carson Macedo (7); 3. James McFadden (6); 4. Brian Brown (2); 5. Rico Abreu (9); 6. Aaron Reutzel (10); 7. Spencer Bayston (3); 8. Austin McCarl (15); 9. Davey Heskin (8); 10. Parker Price-Miller (12); 11. Ayrton Gennetten (5); 12. Gio Scelzi (1); 13. Carson McCarl (16); 14. Terry McCarl (25); 15. Sawyer Phillips (20); 16. Justin Henderson (11); 17. Matt Juhl (13); 18. Josh Schneiderman (21); 19. Chris Martin (22); 20. Bobby Mincer (23); 21. Ryan Roberts (24); 22. Presley Truedson (18); 23. Tasker Phillips (19); 24. AJ Moeller (14);

360 RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (3), 16.081; 2. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (15), 16.165; 3. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.199; 4. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (6), 16.263; 5. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (24), 16.272; 6. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (1), 16.28; 7. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (5), 16.32; 8. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (21), 16.357; 9. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (16), 16.366; 10. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (4), 16.39; 11. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (19), 16.477; 12. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (13), 16.498; 13. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (23), 16.541; 14. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (8), 16.543; 15. 99, Tony Rost, Utica, NE (2), 16.561; 16. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanburn, MN (18), 16.582; 17. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (20), 16.604; 18. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (11), 16.703; 19. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.887; 20. 199, Ryan Bowers, Nowthen, MN (10), 16.993; 21. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (12), 17.072; 22. 2, Jason Billups, Holt, MO (9), 17.694; 23. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (17), 17.706; 24. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (22), No Time;
Heat 1, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Christopher Thram (1); 2. Josh Higday (4); 3. Collin Moyle (2); 4. Kaleb Johnson (5); 5. Kelby Watt (3); 6. Nathan Mills (6); 7. Alan Zoutte (7); 8. Jason Billups (8);
Heat 2, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Jack Dover (2); 2. Rob Kubli (1); 3. Ricky Montgomery (6); 4. Matt Moro (3); 5. Clint Garner (4); 6. Calvin Landis (5); 7. Ryan Bowers (7); 8. Mike Johnston (8);
Heat 3, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Ryan Giles (4); 2. Jamie Ball (6); 3. Riley Goodno (1); 4. Tony Rost (2); 5. Ryan Leavitt (5); 6. Christian Bowman (3); 7. John Anderson (7);
A main, 18 Laps, No Time: 1. Jamie Ball (6); 2. Ryan Giles (1); 3. Clint Garner (10); 4. Kelby Watt (13); 5. Nathan Mills (4); 6. Jack Dover (9); 7. Calvin Landis (8); 8. Matt Moro (12); 9. Josh Higday (2); 10. Christopher Thram (11); 11. Rob Kubli (15); 12. Ryan Leavitt (7); 13. Riley Goodno (17); 14. Christian Bowman (18); 15. Tony Rost (16); 16. Ricky Montgomery (5); 17. Alan Zoutte (19); 18. John Anderson (21); 19. Ryan Bowers (20); 20. Mike Johnston (23); 21. Jason Billups (22); 22. Kaleb Johnson (3); 23. Ben Woods (24); 24. Collin Moyle (14);

Pro Series RESULTS

Heat 1, 6 Laps, No Time: 1. Mike Mayberry (4); 2. Scotty Johnson (1); 3. Jeff Wilke (3); 4. Devin Kline (5); 5. Brandon Worthington (8); 6. Ryan Navratil (2); 7. Matthew Stelzer (6); 8. Jaslyn Jones (7); 9. Cam Martin (9);
Heat 2, 6 Laps, No Time: 1. Eric Bridger (1); 2. Tyler Groenendyk (5); 3. Alex Vande Voort (4); 4. Devin Wignall (7); 5. Chase Young (6); 6. Matt Allen (3); 7. Joel Thorpe (9); 8. JJ Beaver (2); 9. Tyler Barrick (8);
A main, 15 Laps, No Time: 1. Devin Wignall (3); 2. Eric Bridger (4); 3. Tyler Groenendyk (5); 4. Alex Vande Voort (1); 5. Chase Young (10); 6. Matthew Stelzer (14); 7. Mike Mayberry (6); 8. Jeff Wilke (8); 9. Devin Kline (9); 10. JJ Beaver (18); 11. Cam Martin (16); 12. Ryan Navratil (13); 13. Jaslyn Jones (15); 14. Joel Thorpe (11); 15. Scotty Johnson (2); 16. Brandon Worthington (7);

 

 

 

 

Sprint Invaders “Next Level” Season Starts This Weekend in Donnellson and West Burlington! 

 

(Bill W) May 26, 2021 – The twentieth season of the Sprint Invaders is unquestionably the most anticipated in its history, and it gets underway with a doubleheader this weekend!  In addition to all features paying $2,000 to win and $300 to start in 2021, new venues, driver and fan giveaways, a new website and new sponsors have everyone surrounding the series excited. 

 

The thirteen-race season gets underway this Friday night, May 28, at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa.  Defending series champion Chris Martin and Josh Schneiderman claimed victories on the racy 3/8-mile oval in 2020.  This will be the 47th Sprint Invaders event held at Lee County Speedway.  Kaley Gharst leads the all-time win list at the facility with six, followed by John Schulz (5), Matt Sutton and Terry McCarl (4), and Jeff Mitrisin and Randy Martin (3). 

 

On Sunday, May 30, the Sprint Invaders hit the banks of the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.  Four events were run on the 3/8-mile in 2020, won by California’s Kyle Offill, Paul Nienhiser, Josh Schneiderman and the first Canadian winner in series history, Dylan Westbrook, who claimed the $5,000 Fall Haul in September. 

 

This marks the 60th Sprint Invaders event, and 68th feature in the history of the Sprint Invaders at 34 Raceway.  All-time victors include Matt Rogers and Jerrod Hull (5), Dustin Selvage, John Schulz and Josh Schneiderman (4), and Bobby Mincer, Kaley Gharst, Matt Sutton, Ryan Jamison and Jon Agan (3). 

 

Hot laps are scheduled for 6:30 at both tracks with racing to follow.  Adult admission is priced at $15.  Discounts are available for seniors and students. 

 

The sponsor lineup for the Sprint Invaders is also impressive.  Randall’s Performance of Gladstone, Illinois returns as a heat sponsor.  They’ll be joined by Joshua Denning & Associates of Fort Madison, Iowa, Mohrfeld Solar of Fort Madison, and Golden Eagle Distributors of Mount Pleasant, Iowa.  Shottenkirk Automotive Group will enter its first year sponsoring the Shake-up Dash.  Campbell’s Body Shop & Towing will be the Trophy Sponsor.  Reid’s Landscapes and Turf will award $50 to anyone drawing a 50 pill to begin the night.  A hard-charger award will be presented each night in honor of Christine Wahl Levitt.  That is presented by Scott Donlan.   

 

A brand-new Maxim Chassis will be given away at the 2021 banquet following the season.  Car owners participating in 100% of the scheduled races will be eligible for the drawing.  Mark your calendars now, as the banquet will be held on November 6, 2021 at PZAZZ Hotel Resort in Burlington, Iowa. 

 

Win a Green Mountain Daniel Boone Grill! 

 

One lucky winner will take home a Green Mountain Daniel Boone Grill, Bags Green Mountain Pellets, and a whole processed hog thanks to the Mighty Miss Grill Company, Jamison Farms and 34 Raceway!  The package, benefiting the Sprint Invaders Association, is valued at nearly $1,000.  Tickets are just $10 each or three for $20.  Get yours by visiting the beer window at 34 Raceway, a Sprint Invaders volunteer, member or driver!  The drawing will be held Friday, August 20 at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson. 

 

Check out the brand new website for the Sprint Invaders located at www.SprintInvaders.com!  

 

2021 Sprint Invaders Schedule 

 

Friday, May 28 – Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, IA) 

Sunday, May 30 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA) 

Friday, June 25 – Davenport Speedway (Davenport, IA) 

Saturday, June 26 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA) 

Sunday, July 4 – Benton County Speedway (Vinton, IA) 

Friday, July 9 – Randolph County Raceway (Moberly, MO) 

Wednesday, July 21 – East Moline Speedway (East Moline, IL) 

Wednesday, July 28 – Dubuque Speedway (Dubuque, IA) 

Friday, August 20 – Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, IA) 

Saturday, August 21 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA) 

Friday, September 3 – Randolph County Raceway (Moberly, MO) 

Saturday, September 11 – Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, IA) 

Saturday, September 25 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA) 

 

 

 

Brian Brown Sweeps Dual Features, Sets New One-Lap Record at Knoxville!

Devin Kline Wins 360 Thriller; Tyler Groenendyk Tops Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 22, 2021) – Vermeer Night at Knoxville Raceway belonged to Brian Brown Saturday night! The Grain Valley, Missouri native started the evening by besting a fifteen-year-old one-lap track record, and ended it winning not only the scheduled main event, but also the make-up feature from a week ago. Devin Kline made a late restart pass to claim his tenth career main event win in the 360 class, while Tyler Groenendyk won his second Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance feature of the year.

Week and day long showers did not deter the track crew or fans from getting the races in on Saturday. A delay of over one hour did not slow anyone down either. What it did do was make for a lightning-fast half-mile.

It was a unique night in 2006 when Brooke Tatnell set the one-lap track record at 14.407 seconds. Though many have flirted with the mark, none eclipsed it until Saturday, when Brown posted the new mark at 14.351 seconds, an average speed of around 125 miles per hour.

Lining up third in the first 20-lap feature of the night, Brown shot by the front row to lead almost immediately ahead of Sawyer Phillips and AJ Moeller. Justin Henderson soon entered the top three.

Brown entered lapped traffic on the seventh lap, and had built a 2.8 second lead by the halfway point. Henderson worked on Phillips and passed him on the high side with four laps to go to take the second spot.

Brown’s 5.5 second lead was eliminated after he took the white flag when Austin Miller came to a stop in turn two. Brown led Henderson, Phillips, Moeller and Matt Juhl back to green. Phillips used the low side to fly by Henderson for second, but that was negated when his brother Tasker went up in smoke in turn two.

The restart saw Brown take off, Sawyer take second for good, and Carson McCarl charge from seventh to round out the podium in the last two laps. Henderson, Juhl, Moeller, Parker Price-Miller, Lynton Jeffrey, Terry McCarl and Ayrton Gennetten rounded out the top ten. Chris Martin, Juhl and Terry McCarl won the heats.

“I was just trying to keep up the pace,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “Those Outlaw guys run hard. If you’re going to beat them here in a couple of weeks (June 11 and 12), you’ve got to run hard in traffic. It’s something I need to keep working at as a driver. We’ll keep working on that.”

In the make-up feature, Gennetten got the jump from outside of the front row and set a good pace ahead of Carson McCarl, Price-Miller, Brown and Moeller. Price-Miller drove the Forbrook #5x into second on lap two, while Davey Heskin entered the top five.

Brown passed McCarl for third on lap three, while up front, Gennetten was maneuvering lapped traffic by the fifth circuit. At that point, Austin Miller stopped to bring a caution. Gennetten led Price-Miller, Brown, McCarl and Heskin back to green. Heskin used the low side to gain fourth, while Brown and Price-Miller battled hard for the runner-up spot. Brown took that on lap nine.

Gennetten was smooth on the cushion, however and he was back in lapped traffic with four to go. Brown stalked him slowly and then performed a slide job to lead lap nineteen. Gennetten’s impressive run ended in second, ahead of Price-Miller, Heskin and McCarl. Sawyer Phillips, Henderson, Jeffrey, Juhl and hard-charger Terry McCarl completed the top ten. Brown’s wins were number 52 and 53 here.

“Hats off to Ayrton,” said Brown. “He did a really good job there and I didn’t think I was going to get him. I found the bottom in one and two, and I figured I’d have one chance if I didn’t mess it up. I felt like when he got to that lapped car he hesitated just for a second and I got a good run. I was able to cross there. Hat’s off to the Dunkin’s and the track crew for getting it in. Overall, this was just an awesome night.”

Rob Kubli led early in the 18-lap 360 feature ahead of Scott Bogucki and Nate Mills. Mechanical issues plagued Kaleb Johnson, who stopped and then exited one lap in. Stu Snyder slowed and exited on that restart.

Kubli kept a good pace up front, but Bogucki tracked him down when Kubli moved to the low side of turns one and two on lap seven. Shortly after that, Chase Porter came to a stop inside turn four. With 11 laps to go, Bogucki led Kubli, Giles, Mills and Jamie Ball.

Giles quickly shot by Kubli for second, while Mills followed him into third on lap nine. Bogucki was negotiating lapped traffic by lap 13, but two laps later, fifth running Ricky Montgomery spun.

Giles pounced on the restart, sliding in front of Bogucki and holding on to win his tenth career feature here. Bogucki held on for second ahead of Ball, who gained third on the last lap, Mills and Matt Moro. Clint Garner, hard-charger Josh Higday, Kubli, Calvin Landis and Kelby Watt rounded out the top ten. Giles also set quick time about one-tenth off the track record, while Tony Rost, Porter and Collin Moyle won heats.

“We had one rough night this year to get going,” said Giles in Victory Lane. “I can’t thank this team enough for getting us going. Right now, we’re having a lot of fun. That bottom…I was able to hold it down and float it…it was kind of brown coming off. I was just trying to hold it there and make sure (Bogucki) couldn’t get back underneath me. Luckily, we were able to hang on and here we are.”

The Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance saw a familiar leader early in the 15-lap main event. Matthew Stelzer, who had won two in a row was out front, ahead of Alex Vande Voort and Mike Mayberry, who had already charged from outside row four.

Tyler Groenendyk slid Mayberry on lap two. Mayberry shot over the cushion and lost several spots. Devin Wignall worked from fifth to third by lap five, when Ryan Navrital spun and backed into the turn one wall. He was uninjured.

Stelzer led Groenendyk, Wignall, Vande Voort and Mayberry back to green. Mayberry hit the cushion to take fourth in his battle back. On lap seven, Groenendyk, stuck the low side of one and two to pass Stelzer for the point. Wignall and Mayberry battled with Stelzer for the second spot most of the way, while Groenendyk pulled away for his second win this season and in his career.

Wignall passed Stelzer for second with three to go, and Mayberry got him late for third. Chase Young was fifth. Devin Kline, Evan Epperson, Eric Bridger, Brandon Worthington and Vande Voort completed the top ten. Bridger and Scotty Johnson were the heat winners.

“I just had to go where they weren’t,” said Groenendyk of his pass of Stelzer. “There was tons of grip in the racetrack tonight. We’ve been off the last couple weeks, but I have a lot of smart people behind the scenes helping me. They got me going when I needed it.”

Next Saturday, May 29, is Knoxville Hospital and Clinics/Slideways Night! All three sprint car divisions will be in action again! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials, 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (4), 14.351; 2. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (8), 14.678; 3. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (7), 14.781; 4. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (17), 14.817; 5. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 14.857; 6. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 14.933; 7. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (10), 14.941; 8. 5X, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (18), 14.970; 9. 5, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (14), 15.008; 10. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11), 15.043; 11. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (5), 15.051; 12. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (13), 15.122; 13. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (16), 15.129; 14. 2KS, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (19), 15.136; 15. 83A, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (1), 15.187; 16. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (9), 15.251; 17. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (6), 15.384; 18. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (3), 15.505; 19. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (15), 15.819; 20. 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN (20), NT

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:05.2: 1. Chris Martin (1); 2. Davey Heskin (2); 3. Ayrton Gennetten (4); 4. Brian Brown (6); 5. Tasker Phillips (3); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 7. Bobby Mincer (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:04.5: 1. Matt Juhl (2); 2. Parker Price-Miller (4); 3. Riley Goodno (3); 4. Carson McCarl (5); 5. AJ Moeller (6); 6. Bob Weuve (1) DNS – Tori Knutson

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:05.8: 1. Terry McCarl (3); 2. Justin Henderson (6); 3. Sawyer Phillips (5); 4. Joe Simbro (1); 5. Presley Truedson (4); 6. Austin Miller (2)

A main (started), 21 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (3); 2. Sawyer Phillips (1); 3. Carson McCarl (5); 4. Justin Henderson (4); 5. Matt Juhl (10); 6. AJ Moeller (2); 7. Parker Price-Miller (6); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (8); 9. Terry McCarl (9); 10. Ayrton Gennetten (7); 11. Riley Goodno (11); 12. Davey Heskin (12); 13. Chris Martin (13); 14. Presley Truedson (14); 15. Tasker Phillips (15); 16. Austin Miller (17); 17. Bobby Mincer (19); 18. Bob Weuve (18); 19. Joe Simbro (16) DNS – Tori Knutson. Lap Leader: Brown 1-21. Hard-charger: Juhl.

A main (makeup from 5/15) (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Ayrton Gennetten (2); 3. Parker Price-Miller (1); 4. Davey Heskin (8); 5. Carson McCarl (4); 6. Sawyer Phillips (10); 7. Justin Henderson (5); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 9. Matt Juhl (12); 10. Terry McCarl (18); 11. Riley Goodno (13); 12. Chris Martin (15); 13. Bobby Mincer (17); 14. AJ Moeller (3); 15. Presley Truedson (11); 16. Joe Simbro (16); 17. Tasker Phillips (9); 18. Austin Miller (14) DNS – 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA. Lap Leaders: Gennetten 1-18, Brown 19-20. Hard-charger: T. McCarl.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (18), 15.604; 2. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (10), 15.651; 3. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (3), 15.687; 4. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (4), 15.744; 5. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (12), 15.750; 6. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (22), 15.804; 7. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Au (7), 15.829; 8. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (11), 15.834; 9. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanburn, MN (17), 15.854; 10. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (15), 15.877; 11. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (8), 15.942; 12. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (9), 15.959; 13. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (19), 15.965; 14. 2, Chase Porter, St. Joseph, MO (16), 15.983; 15. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.021; 16. 99, Tony Rost, Utica, NE (1), 16.048; 17. 23S, Stu Snyder, Waverly, NE (13), 16.054; 18. 41, Colton Hardy, Phoenix, AZ (6), 16.058; 19. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (2), 16.081; 20. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.099; 21. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (20), 16.252; 22. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (5), 16.407

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:54.4: 1. Tony Rost (1); 2. Kelby Watt (2); 3. Scott Bogucki (4); 4. Jamie Ball (3); 5. Ryan Giles (6); 6. Calvin Landis (5); 7. Josh Higday (7); 8. Mike Johnston (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:55.0: 1. Chase Porter (2); 2. Clint Garner (4); 3. Ricky Montgomery (6); 4. Stu Snyder (1); 5. Ryan Leavitt (3); 6. Riley Goodno (7); 7. Kaleb Johnson (5)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:54.8: 1. Collin Moyle (2); 2. Matt Moro (3); 3. Rob Kubli (5); 4. Colton Hardy (1); 5. Nathan Mills (6); 6. Christopher Thram (4); 7. John Anderson (7)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Ryan Giles (3); 2. Scott Bogucki (6); 3. Jamie Ball (12); 4. Nathan Mills (2); 5. Matt Moro (8); 6. Clint Garner (5); 7. Josh Higday (20); 8. Rob Kubli (1); 9. Calvin Landis (7); 10. Kelby Watt (13); 11. Ryan Leavitt (16); 12. Riley Goodno (19); 13. Christopher Thram (15); 14. Colton Hardy (18); 15. Tony Rost (14); 16. Mike Johnston (22); 17. John Anderson (21); 18. Ricky Montgomery (4); 19. Collin Moyle (11); 20. Chase Porter (9); 21. Stu Snyder (17); 22. Kaleb Johnson (10). Lap Leaders: Kubli 1-6, Bogucki 7-15, Giles 16-18. Hard-charger: Higday.

Pro Series Results

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:43.4: 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (2); 2. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (1); 3. 17x, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (4); 4. 7c, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (3); 5. 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA (5); 6. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (8); 7. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (9); 8. B29, JJ Beaver, Knoxville, IA (6); 9. 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (7); 10. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (10)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:43.6: 1. 44, Scotty Johnson, Melcher-Dallas, IA (2); 2. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (5); 3. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (1); 4. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (4); 5. 21x, Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA (9); 6. 3TJ, Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, IA (3); 7. 20, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (7); 8. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (6); 9. 43J, Jaslyn Jones, Monroe, IA (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Tyler Groenendyk (3); 2. Devin Wignall (5); 3. Mike Mayberry (8); 4. Matthew Stelzer (2); 5. Chase Young (4); 6. Devin Kline (9); 7. Evan Epperson (10); 8. Eric Bridger (7); 9. Brandon Worthington (14); 10. Alex Vande Voort (1); 11. Scotty Johnson (6); 12. Jeff Wilke (19); 13. Matt Allen (11); 14. Cam Martin (16); 15. JJ Beaver (15); 16. Jaslyn Jones (17); 17. Joel Thorpe (13); 18. Ryan Navratil (12); 19. Tyler Barrick (18). Lap Leaders: Stelzer 1-6, Groenendyk 7-15. Hard-charger: Wilke.

 

 

A Few Thoughts on the Weekend!

(Bill W) May 20, 2021, Monroe, IA – Congratulations to Josh Schneiderman for picking up his first career 410 win Friday at Jacksonville! A caution late negated a pass by Joe B. Miller for the lead, so it was nail-biting time for Josh and his family the last several laps. A couple of ruts and some taps of the wall later, and he was standing in Victory Lane with father Bart, brother and crew chief Jarrod, wife Brittany and son Bryar.

Jake Blackhurst got tangled in traffic while running second at Jacksonville, ending his chances to catch Josh. Riley Goodno followed Miller to the podium. The eighteen-year-old was doing double duty with his micro, before attempting Knoxville in both 410 and 360 before rain, and venturing to Huset’s on Sunday, where he tangled with Jack Croaker in a top ten battle.

Brian Brown topped them all at Jackson Motorplex in the $5,000 to win the NOSA Bull Haulers Brawl presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking on Friday. Skylar Prochaska thrilled his home track contingent by getting by Brian on a narrow track, but Brown came back to take back the point on a restart for a much-needed win for his team.

Prochaska came home second, ahead of Matt Juhl, Brooke Tatnell and Justin Henderson. Rainy conditions meant a heavy and fast track in Jackson. The next 410 action at Jackson will come in late June with the Jackson Nationals.

NOSA brought quite a contingent of cars not only to Jackson, but also I-90 Speedway near Hartford, South Dakota, and Huset’s on Sunday. Tim Estenson was the top finisher in sixth for the regulars at Jackson.

Austin Pierce struck for his first win of the year in NOSA action at I-90 on Saturday. Jack Dover charged from twelfth to the runner-up spot in the Bowers #81 after finishing third to winner Jason Martin and Tyler Drueke in I-80 360 action Friday in his own car. Jack added a run from 19th to fourth at Huset’s on Sunday. His first win there seems imminent. Estenson was third at I-90, followed by Brant O’Banion and Jody Rosenboom.

NOSA events saw 30 cars at Jackson, 28 at I-90 and 32 at Huset’s. Henderson was the class of the field Sunday night at Huset’s after returning to the Upper Midwest from a Saturday Knoxville that was a wash after heat races. This Saturday will see duel 410 features to make up.

Carson McCarl was steady in second at Huset’s, followed by Cody Ledger, Dover and Rosenboom. Tempers flared on the heavy, narrow surface where real estate was hard to come by. A number of accidents were the result, but no one was injured. It was also great to see John “Long Hair” Lambertz back in Victory Lane with the Racesavers.

It should be a fun summer at Huset’s with the number of NOSA events scheduled. The Northern Outlaw Sprint Association returns for a two-night event Sunday May 30 and Monday May 31. The finale will pay a cool $7,500 to the winner.

Weather forecasts at Knoxville scared a few teams away to be sure, but Parker Price-Miller looked solid in his first night pairing with Guy Forbrook. They are scheduled for the pole of the make-up feature. Ayrton Gennetten may rethink his plan of four races in Indiana with the All Stars this weekend (at least leaving Saturday open) as he is slated to start outside row one.

The USAC National Sprint Cars invade Lakeside Speedway in Kansas Friday and Saturday. The National Midget event last weekend in Sweet Springs, Missouri has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 11, and will now kick off Mid-America Midget Week.

Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com

The point standings have been shaken up a bit after last weekend’s action, with Josh Schneiderman, Brian Brown, Austin Pierce and Justin Henderson picking up the wins. This week will see Knoxville Raceway’s two features, plus weekly action at Huset’s.

Brian Brown has taken the lead in the point race, ahead of Gio Scelzi, Rico Abreu, Justin Henderson and Ayrton Gennetten. Austin McCarl, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Matt Juhl, Riley Goodno and Kyle Larson round out the current top ten.

We’d like to thank race fan Jim Harris of Omaha, Nebraska, and The Dirt Racing Podcast for coming on as sponsors of the point fund again! If you’d like to help sprint car drivers in the Midwest, drop me a line…

Sponsors are being sought to grow the point fund for the series fifth season! Whether you are a fan like all of us, or a business that would like advertising through the series and OpenWheel101.com, join us!

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Up Next…

Sat, May 22 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) x2

Sun, May 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

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

1. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 239 (1)

2. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 235

3. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 188

4. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 143 (1)

5. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 142 (1)

6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 140 (2)

7. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 120

(tie) Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 120

9. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 111

10. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 110

(tie) Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 110

12. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 107

13. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 103

14. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA 102 (1)

15. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 101 (1)

16. Zach Hampton, Mooresville, IN, 100

17. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 95

18. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 90

(tie) Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 90

20. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 78

21. Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO, 76

22. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 70

23. Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 69

24. Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE, 67

25. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 63

26. Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 61

27. Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 60

28. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 57

29. Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 54

30. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 50

(tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 50

32. Noah Gass, Mounds, OK, 46

33. Garet Williamson, Columbia, MO, 42

(tie) Jacob Patton, Behtalto, IL, 42

35. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 40

(tie) Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 40

37. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 38

38. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 36

(tie) Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 36

40. Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 35

41. Nick Ranten, East Grand Forks, MN, 32

42. Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO, 30

(tie) Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN, 30

(tie) Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 30

(tie) Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 30

(tie) Brant O’Banion, Parker, SD, 30

47. Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO, 28

48. Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA, 26

(tie) Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 26

50. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 25

(tie) Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 25

52. Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 24

(tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 24

(tie) Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 24

55. Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 20

(tie) Ben Brown, Marshall, MO, 20

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 20

(tie) Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 20

(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 20

60. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 18

(tie) Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 18

62. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, SD, 16

(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 16

(tie) Eric Lutz, Sioux Falls, SD, 16

65. Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH, 14

(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

67. McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA, 12

(tie) Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 12

(tie) Blake Egeland, Climax, MN, 12

70. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 10

(tie) Jordan Graham, Grand Forks, ND, 10

72. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 8

(tie) Andy Bishop, Harrisburg, IL, 8

(tie) Gregg Bakker, Sioux Falls, SD, 8

(tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 8

(tie) Zach Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 8

77. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 6

(tie) Terry Babb, Lincoln, IL, 6

(tie) Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 6

(tie) Nick Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 6

(tie) Shane Roemeling, Grand Forks, ND, 6

(tie) Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 6

83. Chuck McGillivray, Madison, SD, 4

(tie) Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN, 4

(tie) Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 4

86. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 2

(tie) Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE, 2

(tie) Austin Miller, Lacona, IA, 2

(tie) James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 2

(tie) Colin Smith, Sheldon, IA, 2

(tie) Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

Platinum WoO Member Wins

6, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA

1, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH

Tentative 2021 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Sat, March 27 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, April 2 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sat, April 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, April 16 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO)

Sat, April 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)

Sat, April 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Thur, April 29 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, April 30 – I-70 Speedway (MO) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sat, May 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA)

Sat, May 1 – I-70 Speedway (MO) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sun, May 9 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Fri, May 14 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Fri, May 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA)

Sat, May 15 – I-90 Speedway (SD) NOSA (Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND)

Sun, May 16 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)

Sat, May 22 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) x2

Sun, May 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, May 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, May 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 30 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Mon, May 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Thur, June 3 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) All Stars/IRA

Fri, June 4 – Lee County Speedway (IA) MOWA

Fri, June 4 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Fri, June 4 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, June 5 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, June 5 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO

Sat, June 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) All Stars/IRA

Sun, June 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, June 6 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Sun, June 6 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO

Fri, June 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO

Sun, June 13 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Thur, June 17 – 34 Raceway (IA) WoO

Fri, June 18 – Dubuque Speedway (IA) WoO

Sat, June 19 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, June 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO

Sun, June 20 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Mon, June 21 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Tue, June 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Thur, June 24 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO

Fri, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO

Sat, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO Jackson Nationals

Sun, June 27 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Thur, July 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Fri, July 2 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 11 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, July 16 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 18 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, July 23 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) All Stars

Fri, July 23 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, July 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 24 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) All Stars

Sun, July 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, July 25 – Humboldt Speedway (KS) All Stars

Tue, July 27 – I-70 Speedway (MO) All Stars

Thur, July 29 – Missouri State Fair Speedway All Stars

Fri, July 30 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, July 30 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 31 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) All Stars

Sun, Aug 1 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, Aug 1 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Aug 6 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sun, Aug 8 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 9 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Thur, Aug 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Fri, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Sat, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Fri, Aug 20 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) IRA

Sat, Aug 21 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO

Sun, Aug 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Sun, Aug 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Aug 27 – I-80 Speedway (NE) WoO

Fri, Aug 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, Aug 29 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Sun, Aug 29 – Route 66 Raceway (IL) IRA/MOWA

Fri, Sept 3 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Fri, Sept 3 – Dodge Co. Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 4 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 10 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Sept 10 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 11 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA Tom Knowles Memorial

Sat, Sept 11 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA Jerry Richert Memorial

Fri, Sept 17 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, Sept 18 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 24 – Dodge Co. Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, Sept 25 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 26 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, Oct 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Oct 22 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 766

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 667 (9)
3. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 587 (3)
5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)

6. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 440
7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419
8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 413

9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 402

10. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 385 (1)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2)

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2)
5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1)
7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1)
8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3)
9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5)

10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7)
3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565

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

6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)

(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398

8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2)
9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)

2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)

3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6)

4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)

5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2)

6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)

7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2)

8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3)

9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)

10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

 

 

Races Rained Out After Preliminary Action is Complete!

410 Feature to be Made Up on May 22

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 1, 2021) – The races at the Knoxville Raceway were washed out as the feature for the Pace Performance Pro Sprints pushed out on the famous half-mile. With preliminary action complete, feature events for all three classes will be made up at a later date, starting with the 410 feature next Saturday, May 22. Parker Price-Miller is scheduled to start on the pole alongside Ayrton Gennetten.

AJ Moeller set quick time in the 410 class, while Lynton Jeffrey and Justin Henderson won heat races. Ryan Giles set the standard in time trials in the 360 class, while Calvin Landis, Jamie Ball and Josh Higday won the heats. Alex Vande Voort and Eric Bridger won heats with the Pace Performance Pro Sprints. Make-up features for the 360 and Pro classes will be announced at a later date.

Next Saturday, May 22, is Vermeer Night! All three sprint car divisions will be in action again, with the make-up 410 feature added! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (1), 14.834; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (5), 14.855; 3. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (11), 14.927; 4. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (2), 15.008; 5. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (4), 15.02; 6. 5X, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (6), 15.050; 7. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (8), 15.084; 8. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (7), 15.236; 9. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (17), 15.260; 10. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (10), 15.303; 11. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (3), 15.332; 12. 5, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (18), 15.355; 13. 83A, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (19), 15.379; 14. 2KS, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (9), 15.399; 15. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (16), 15.547; 16. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (12), 15.621; 17. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (14), 15.673; 18. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (13), 15.703; 19. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (15), 16.229

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.8: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (2); 2. Tasker Phillips (1); 3. Carson McCarl (4); 4. Davey Heskin (3); 5. Ayrton Gennetten (5); 6. AJ Moeller (6); 7. Riley Goodno (8); 8. Austin Miller (7); 9. Joe Simbro (10); 10. Bobby Mincer (9)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Justin Henderson (5); 2. Brian Brown (6); 3. Parker Price-Miller (4); 4. Josh Schneiderman (2); 5. Matt Juhl (7); 6. Presley Truedson (1); 7. Sawyer Phillips (3); 8. Chris Martin (8) DNS – Terry McCarl

A main lineups for May 22, 20 Laps: 1. Parker Price-Miller (1); 2. Ayrton Gennetten (2); 3. AJ Moeller (3); 4. Carson McCarl (4); 5. Justin Henderson (5); 6. Brian Brown (6); 7. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 8. Davey Heskin (8); 9. Tasker Phillips (9); 10. Josh Schneiderman (10); 11. Sawyer Phillips (11); 12. Presley Truedson (12); 13. Matt Juhl (13); 14. Riley Goodno (14); 15. Austin Miller (15); 16. Chris Martin (16); 17. Joe Simbro (17); 18. Bobby Mincer (18); 19. Terry McCarl (19)

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (8), 15.955; 2. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (10), 16.011; 3. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (7), 16.119; 4. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (21), 16.129; 5. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (24), 16.188; 6. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (11), 16.213; 7. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (20), 16.231; 8. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (3), 16.247; 9. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.287; 10. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (18), 16.303; 11. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (17), 16.336; 12. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (15), 16.358; 13. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (23), 16.388; 14. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (16), 16.474; 15. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanburn, MN (13), 16.488; 16. 21, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO (12), 16.491; 17. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (9), 16.647; 18. 99, Tony Rost, Utica, NE (4), 16.685; 19. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.685; 20. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (22), 16.724; 21. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (6), 16.730; 22. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (2), 16.951; 23. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (1), 17.201; 24. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (19), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:54.2: 1. Calvin Landis (3); 2. Kaleb Johnson (4); 3. Gunner Ramey (1); 4. Kelby Watt (2); 5. Clint Garner (5); 6. Ryan Giles (6); 7. Riley Goodno (7); 8. John Anderson (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:54.3: 1. Jamie Ball (2); 2. Matt Moro (4); 3. Ricky Montgomery (6); 4. Tom Lenz (1); 5. Rob Kubli (5); 6. Christian Bowman (3); 7. Collin Moyle (7) DNS – Ben Woods

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:56.3: 1. Josh Higday (3); 2. Tony Rost (1); 3. Carson McCarl (6); 4. Christopher Thram (2); 5. Joe Beaver (4); 6. Ryan Leavitt (5); 7. Mike Johnston (7) DNS – Nathan Mills

A main to be made up (TBD), 18 Laps: 1. Ricky Montgomery (1); 2. Carson McCarl (2); 3. Ryan Giles (3); 4. Kaleb Johnson (4); 5. Matt Moro (5); 6. Clint Garner (6); 7. Calvin Landis (7); 8. Rob Kubli (8); 9. Josh Higday (9); 10. Ryan Leavitt (10); 11. Jamie Ball (11); 12. Joe Beaver (12); 13. Tony Rost (13); 14. Kelby Watt (14); 15. Gunner Ramey (15); 16. Christian Bowman (16); 17. Christopher Thram (17); 18. Tom Lenz (18); 19. Riley Goodno (19); 20. Collin Moyle (20); 21. Mike Johnston (21); 22. John Anderson (22); 23. Nathan Mills (23)

Pro Series Results

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:43.8: 1. Alex Vande Voort (1); 2. Devin Wignall (2); 3. Jeff Wilke (4); 4. Chase Young (6); 5. Scotty Johnson (5); 6. Devin Kline (9); 7. JJ Beaver (3); 8. Ryan Navratil (8); 9. Matt Allen (10); 10. Jaslyn Jones (7)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:45.1: 1. Eric Bridger (2); 2. Mike Mayberry (3); 3. Matthew Stelzer (1); 4. Tyler Groenendyk (6); 5. Evan Epperson (5); 6. Brandon Worthington (8); 7. Joel Thorpe (7); 8. Cam Martin (4); 9. Tyler Barrick (9)

A main to be made up (TBD), 15 Laps: 1. Eric Bridger (1); 2. Alex Vande Voort (2); 3. Mike Mayberry (3); 4. Devin Wignall (4); 5. Jeff Wilke (5); 6. Chase Young (6); 7. Tyler Groenendyk (7); 8. Matthew Stelzer (8); 9. Devin Kline (9); 10. Brandon Worthington (10); 11. Scotty Johnson (11); 12. Evan Epperson (12); 13. Joel Thorpe (13); 14. JJ Beaver (14); 15. Ryan Navratil (15); 16. Matt Allen (16); 17. Cam Martin (17); 18. Tyler Barrick (18); 19. Jaslyn Jones (19)

 

 

Huset’s Opens!

(Bill W) May 12, 2021, Monroe, IA – Mother Nature hasn’t been the biggest sprint car fan in the Upper Midwest this spring, but Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota got underway with their Mother’s Day opener. Austin McCarl prevailed in that one, after leader Justin Henderson got tangled in lapped traffic.

Austin was gaining on Justin, and add Dominic Scelzi to the mix and the race had the makings of a barnburner in traffic. As it was, Austin prevailed for his sixth career win at Huset’s with Scelzi, aboard Dave Lunstra’s #3 (Tim Kaeding was out of town). Matt Juhl was on the podium for the first time this season with TKS Motorsports, while Brooke Tatnell and Carson McCarl rounded out the top five. Austin and Dominic split for California this weekend.

Jack Dover was in his first 410 event of the season in the Rick and Chris Bowers #81 and finished up sixth. Chris Martin, Elliot Amdahl, Riley Goodno and Skylar Prochaska rounded out the top ten. It was great to see Dusty Zomer back at it, and Chuck McGillivray has somewhere to race the #101 weekly again.

The car count of 24 was a pleasant surprise this early (some thought it may take a year or two to get a weekly full field), but with several drivers absent who are expected to compete on a weekly basis, things are going to be just fine on Sunday nights.

The all-time leading feature winner at the track, Terry McCarl, was helping out sons Austin and Carson. He announced before the season that he wouldn’t be running every week at Huset’s.

Mark Dobmeier is making progress and healing his back injury sustained in 2020, but is still not cleared to race. Hopefully, we see him sooner than later.

Jesse Lindberg won the Racesaver portion of the program, followed by Lee Goos Jr., Dusty Ballenger, Casey Abbas and Shane Fick. Bayley Ballenger follows grandpa Steve and father Dusty to the track in 2021. John Lambertz was second in his heat, but scratched from the feature. The class came strong with 23 cars.

The top eleven all-time 410 feature winners at Huset’s (track championships)…

Terry McCarl, 98 (8)
Mark Dobmeier, 67 (6)
Danny Lasoski, 42 (3)
Harold Petree, 35 (2)
Harry Torgerson, 34 (3)
Jim Matthews, 30 (1)
Gerald Bruggeman, 28 (3)
Leland Van Emmerik, 21 (2)

Marlon Jones, 21 (1)

Arnie Nimmerfroh, 20 (3)
Doug Wolfgang, 19

Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com

Austin McCarl’s second win with the series was the only action for the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com. This week is going to be very busy. NOSA hits the upper Midwest with a tripleheader at Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota on Friday, I-90 Speedway in Hartford, South Dakota Saturday, and Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota Sunday. Weekly 410 action will see Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois pushing off Friday night, and Knoxville Raceway in Iowa will be back in action after rain last weekend.

Gio Scelzi leads the current point standings over Brian Brown, Rico Abreu, Ayrton Gennetten and Austin McCarl. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Kyle Larson, Lynton Jeffrey, Zach Hampton and Tim Kaeding round out the early season top ten.

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Up Next…

Fri, May 14 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA

Fri, May 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, May 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, May 15 – I-90 Speedway (SD) NOSA

Sun, May 16 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

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

1. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 235

2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 189

3. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 188

4. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 142 (1)

5. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 140 (2)

6. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 120

7. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 110

8. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 101 (2)

9. Zach Hampton, Mooresville, IN, 100

10. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 95

11. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 90

12. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 80

13. Davey Hesin, St. Michael, MN, 78

14. Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO, 76

(tie) Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 76

16. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 70

17. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 69

18. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 68

19. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 63

(tie) Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 63

21. Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 61

22. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 57

23. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 52

24. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 51

25. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 50

26. Noah Gass, Mounds, OK, 46

27. Garet Williamson, Columbia, MO, 42

28. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 40

(tie) Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 40

30. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 38

31. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 36

32. Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 35

33. Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO, 30

(tie) Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN, 30

(tie) Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 30

36. Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO, 28

37. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 25

38. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 22

39. Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 20

(tie) Ben Brown, Marshall, MO, 20

(tie) Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 20

(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 20

43. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 18

44. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, SD, 16

45. Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 14

(tie) Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH, 14

(tie) Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA, 14

48. McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA, 12

(tie) Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE, 12

(tie) Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 12

51. Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 10

(tie) Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 10

(tie) Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 10

54. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 8

(tie) Andy Bishop, Harrisburg, IL, 8

(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 8

57. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 6

(tie) Terry Babb, Lincoln, IL, 6

(tie) Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 6

60. Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 4

(tie) Chuck McGillivray, Madison, SD, 4

(tie) Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN, 4

63. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 2

(tie) Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE, 2

(tie) Austin Miller, Lacona, IA, 2

Platinum WoO Member Wins

6, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA

1, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH

Tentative 2021 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Sat, March 27 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, April 2 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sat, April 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, April 16 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO)

Sat, April 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)

Sat, April 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Thur, April 29 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, April 30 – I-70 Speedway (MO) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sat, May 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA)

Sat, May 1 – I-70 Speedway (MO) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sun, May 9 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Fri, May 14 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA

Fri, May 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, May 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, May 15 – I-90 Speedway (SD) NOSA

Sun, May 16 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, May 22 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, May 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, May 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 30 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Mon, May 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Thur, June 3 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) All Stars/IRA

Fri, June 4 – Lee County Speedway (IA) MOWA

Fri, June 4 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Fri, June 4 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, June 5 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, June 5 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO

Sat, June 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) All Stars/IRA

Sun, June 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, June 6 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Sun, June 6 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO

Fri, June 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO

Sun, June 13 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Thur, June 17 – 34 Raceway (IA) WoO

Fri, June 18 – Dubuque Speedway (IA) WoO

Sat, June 19 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, June 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO

Sun, June 20 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Mon, June 21 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Tue, June 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Thur, June 24 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO

Fri, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO

Sat, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO Jackson Nationals

Sun, June 27 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Thur, July 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Fri, July 2 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 11 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, July 16 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 18 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, July 23 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) All Stars

Fri, July 23 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, July 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 24 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) All Stars

Sun, July 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, July 25 – Humboldt Speedway (KS) All Stars

Tue, July 27 – I-70 Speedway (MO) All Stars

Thur, July 29 – Missouri State Fair Speedway All Stars

Fri, July 30 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, July 30 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 31 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) All Stars

Sun, Aug 1 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, Aug 1 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Aug 6 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sun, Aug 8 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 9 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Thur, Aug 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Fri, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Sat, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Fri, Aug 20 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) IRA

Sat, Aug 21 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO

Sun, Aug 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Sun, Aug 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Aug 27 – I-80 Speedway (NE) WoO

Fri, Aug 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, Aug 29 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Sun, Aug 29 – Route 66 Raceway (IL) IRA/MOWA

Fri, Sept 3 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Fri, Sept 3 – Dodge Co. Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 4 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 10 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Sept 10 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 11 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA Tom Knowles Memorial

Sat, Sept 11 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA Jerry Richert Memorial

Fri, Sept 17 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, Sept 18 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 24 – Dodge Co. Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, Sept 25 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 26 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, Oct 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Oct 22 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 766

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 667 (9)
3. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 587 (3)
5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)

6. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 440
7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419
8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 413

9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 402

10. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 385 (1)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2)

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2)
5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1)
7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1)
8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3)
9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5)

10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7)
3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565

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

6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)

(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398

8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2)
9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)

2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)

3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6)

4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)

5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2)

6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)

7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2)

8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3)

9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)

10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

 

 

 

 

Lynton Jeffrey Tops Them All at Knoxville! 

Clint Garner Grabs Career Win #41 in 360’s; Matthew Stelzer Wins Again in Pro Sprints 

by Bill Wright 

 

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 1, 2021) – Lynton Jeffrey scored a popular win on Jersey Freeze/Dennison Racing Tees Night Saturday at the Knoxville Raceway.  The Australian now making his home in Prairie City, Iowa took home $4,000 for his win aboard the Ridge and Sons Racing #83.  Clint Garner led wire to wire to record career 360 win #41, and Matthew Stelzer won for the second week in a row in the Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance.  He now sits atop the all-time win list in that class with fourteen. 

 

Sawyer Phillips led the 20-lap 410 feature early on ahead of Jeffrey, Davey Heskin, Don Droud Jr. and Terry McCarl.  AJ Moeller slowed with suspension problems two laps in while running sixth.  Jeffrey slid under Phillips in turn four on the restart, taking the lead.  On lap four, Justin Henderson moved by Terry McCarl to enter the top five. 

 

Austin Miller slowed with a flat left rear tire eight laps in, bringing out another yellow.  Jeffrey led the field back to green, ahead of Phillips, Heskin, Droud and Henderson.  Henderson shot from fifth to third before Carson McCarl tagged the turn one fence.  After changing a tire in the work area, he rejoined the field. 

 

Henderson capped another good restart by taking second from Phillips, while McCarl moved up into the top four.  Jeffrey opened up a 2.3 second lead through traffic, only to have it erased when seventh running Tasker Phillips stopped in turn four.  Eighth running Don Droud Jr. also stopped with mechanical ills. 

 

Jeffrey was able to stretch out for his fifth career 410 win, and first since the World Challenge in 2015.  Henderson nailed down second, followed by Sawyer Phillips, Heskin and McCarl.  Matt Juhl, hard-charger Riley Goodno, Chris Martin, Josh Schneiderman and Cody Ledger rounded out the top ten.  Heskin set quick time over the field, while Jeffrey, Carson McCarl and Goodno won heat races.   

 

It was a difficult night for the McCarl brothers.  After April 24 winner Austin had to change motors after hot laps, Carson lost one in his own car before getting a time trial lap in.  The motor that was being put in Austin’s car remained, but Carson took over the wheel of the #17A.  The number was changed to #27, and since neither car had timed in, Carson was scored in that entry for the night. 

 

“You’re always nervous for a yellow when you’re leading,” said Jeffrey of the late caution.  “The track started taking a little rubber and got slicked off there on the bottom.  I didn’t know that.  I was up on the curb.  I was getting a little reckless up there, and nervous.  The laps were ticking down…I’m sure they were coming on me.  I’m just really happy for these guys and all the effort they put in.” 

 

Clint Garner shot out immediately in the 18-lap 360 feature and was never challenged in the non-stop event.  Kelby Watt settled into second early on, ahead of Nate Mills, Ryan Giles and Christopher Thram.  Garner was already in lapped traffic on the fifth lap, while Calvin Landis and Josh Higday battled for the fifth spot.  Great racing from third through fifth ensued. 

 

Garner had built almost a three second advantage by the halfway point, when Giles took second from Watt.  Joe Beaver entered the battle for fifth in the late stages as well.  In his best career finish, Mills aced third from Watt with three laps to go. 

 

Garner’s final advantage over Giles eclipsed four seconds.  Mills’s career best third place finish came ahead of Watt and Higday.  Beaver, hard-charger Jamie Ball, Rob Kubli, Landis and Gunner Ramey completed the top ten.  Watt shook his bad luck of the first two weeks by setting quick time, and Kaleb Johnson, Matt Moro and Garner were heat race winners. 

 

“The guys that weren’t having any fun were definitely off the pace,” said Garner of his path through lapped traffic.  “The car was great.  Qualifying was off a little bit again tonight.  Hopefully, we can get back up in the top five qualifying, because I want to win the points bad, and in order to do that, I need to qualify well.  (These young guns) have the talent…it’s just going to take some time to get the experience.  The track was perfect tonight for a guy like myself whose been here a hundred times.  Hat’s off to the Dunkins.  This was my kind of track.” 

 

Matt Stelzer shot out from the pole in the 15-lap Pro Sprints feature ahead of Brandon Worthington and Chase Young. Ryan Navratil and Tyler Barrick came together to bring the yellow flag four laps in.  Devin Kline took over third on the restart.   

 

Worthington was good on the cushion and reeled in the leader, taking the point on lap seven.  A great battle for fourth emerged at that time, with Tyler Groenendyk taking that spot from Young with five to go.   

 

A final caution for a stopped JJ Beaver set up a Dash for the checkers.  Stelzer capitalized on a Worthington mistake to take the lead back and claim his second win in a row.  Worthington was second, ahead of Groenendyk, who passed Kline with three to go.  Young, Devin Wignall, Jeff Wilke, Evan Epperson, Matt Allen and Alex Vande Voort rounded out the top ten.  Barrick and Joel Thorpe won heat races. 

 

“Brandon did a good job as a driver, and he deserved to be up here,” said Stelzer in Victory Lane.  “That was his race.  He just made one little mistake there that cost him.  That’s where my experience comes into play there.  I didn’t know if the bottom was working.  When you start up in the front row like that, you just don’t know where the track is.  Brandon showed it to me, and I knew if I could just get by Brandon on that restart, I could take his line on the bottom.” 

 

Next Saturday, May 8, is Busch Light Night!  All three sprint car divisions will be in action again!  For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter. 

 

410 Results 

 

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (2), 15.647; 2. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (13), 15.781; 3. 1M, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (10), 15.785; 4. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (14), 15.826; 5. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (7), 15.88; 6. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (4), 15.883; 7. 2KS, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (12), 15.913; 8. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 15.989; 9. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (20), 15.995; 10. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (19), 16.026; 11. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (9), 16.061; 12. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (17), 16.121; 13. 5, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (3), 16.175; 14. 83A, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (6), 16.208; 15. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (5), 16.226; 16. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (21), 16.467; 17. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (15), 16.474; 18. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (1), 16.548; 19. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (16), 16.627; 20. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (18), 16.655; 21. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (11), NT. 

  

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.4: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 2. Justin Henderson (5); 3. Cody Ledger (1); 4. Matt Juhl (4); 5. Davey Heskin (6); 6. Presley Truedson (2); 7. Joe Simbro (7) 

  

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.8: 1. Carson McCarl (1); 2. Chris Martin (3); 3. Tasker Phillips (4); 4. AJ Moeller (6); 5. Terry McCarl (5); 6. Austin Miller (2); 7. Bob Weuve (7) 

 

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.5: 1. Riley Goodno (1); 2. Sawyer Phillips (4); 3. Don Droud Jr. (6); 4. Bobby Mincer (2); 5. Skylar Prochaska (3); 6. Josh Schneiderman (5) DNS – Austin McCarl 

 

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (2); 2. Justin Henderson (6); 3. Sawyer Phillips (1); 4. Davey Heskin (3); 5. Terry McCarl (7); 6. Matt Juhl (9); 7. Riley Goodno (13); 8. Chris Martin (10); 9. Josh Schneiderman (11); 10. Cody Ledger (14); 11. Carson McCarl (12); 12. Skylar Prochaska (15); 13. Bobby Mincer (16); 14. Presley Truedson (17); 15. Austin Miller (18); 16. Bob Weuve (20); 17. Joe Simbro (19); 18. Don Droud Jr. (5); 19. Tasker Phillips (8); 20. AJ Moeller (4) DNS – Austin McCarl. Lap Leaders: S. Phillips 1-2, Jeffrey 3-20. Hard-charger: Goodno.  

 

360 Results 

 

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (2), 16.411; 2. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanburn, MN (18), 16.418; 3. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (20), 16.432; 4. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (15), 16.433; 5. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.434; 6. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (11), 16.449; 7. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.494; 8. 21, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO (8), 16.533; 9. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (14), 16.557; 10. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (16), 16.563; 11. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (21), 16.604; 12. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (23), 16.651; 13. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (22), 16.654; 14. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (24), 16.684; 15. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.695; 16. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (12), 16.759; 17. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (6), 16.769; 18. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (10), 16.862; 19. 99, Tony Rost, Utica, NE (5), 16.875; 20. 82, Jason Martin, Liberal, KS (19), 16.975; 21. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (13), 17.287; 22. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (1), 17.393; 23. 57B, Boyd Peterson, Ithaca, NE (17), 17.681; DQ (Tire) 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (4). 

  

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.6: 1. Kaleb Johnson (2); 2. Josh Higday (3); 3. Calvin Landis (4); 4. Kelby Watt (6); 5. Nathan Mills (5); 6. Tony Rost (7); 7. Collin Moyle (1); 8. John Anderson (8) 

 

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.9: 1. Matt Moro (2); 2. Jack Dover (1); 3. Gunner Ramey (4); 4. Ricky Montgomery (3); 5. Jason Martin (7); 6. Joe Beaver (5); 7. Christopher Thram (6); 8. Boyd Peterson (8) 

 

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (4); 2. Ryan Giles (6); 3. Riley Goodno (1); 4. Jamie Ball (3); 5. Rob Kubli (5); 6. Mike Johnston (7); 7. Ben Woods (8); 8. Ryan Leavitt (2) 

 

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:44.9: 1. Clint Garner (2); 2. Ryan Giles (4); 3. Nathan Mills (1); 4. Kelby Watt (3); 5. Josh Higday (8); 6. Joe Beaver (10); 7. Jamie Ball (14); 8. Kaleb Johnson (11); 9. Calvin Landis (5); 10. Gunner Ramey (7); 11. Matt Moro (12); 12. Jack Dover (15); 13. Ricky Montgomery (13); 14. Christopher Thram (6); 15. Jason Martin (17); 16. Riley Goodno (16); 17. Rob Kubli (9); 18. Tony Rost (19); 19. Collin Moyle (18); 20. Mike Johnston (21); 21. Ben Woods (22); 22. John Anderson (23); 23. Boyd Peterson (24) DNS – Ryan Leavitt. Lap Leader: Garner 1-18. Hard-charger: Ball. 

 

Pro Series Results 

 

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.9: 1. 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (1); 2. 17x, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (3); 3. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (4); 4. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (6); 5. 21x, Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA (5); 6. 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA (8); 7. 43J, Jaslyn Jones, Monroe, IA (7); 8. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (2) DNS – 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA 

 

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.5: 1. 3TJ, Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, IA (1); 2. 20, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (3); 3. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (2); 4. 7c, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (8); 5. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (6); 6. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (7); 7. B29, JJ Beaver, Knoxville, IA (4); 8. 44, Scotty Johnson, Melcher-Dallas, IA (5) 

 

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Matthew Stelzer (1); 2. Brandon Worthington (4); 3. Tyler Groenendyk (5); 4. Devin Kline (6); 5. Chase Young (3); 6. Devin Wignall (10); 7. Jeff Wilke (9); 8. Evan Epperson (12); 9. Matt Allen (11); 10. Alex Vande Voort (2); 11. Ryan Navratil (15); 12. Joel Thorpe (7); 13. Jaslyn Jones (13); 14. Scotty Johnson (16); 15. JJ Beaver (14); 16. Tyler Barrick (8) DNS – Mike Mayberry. Lap Leaders: Stelzer 1-6, Worthington 7-10, Stelzer 11-15. Hard-charger: Wignall. 


 

 
 
 

 

4/30/2021


 
I-70 Motorsports Park
Odessa, MO

 
WoO and POWRi-WAR Sprints

 
WoO

 
29 cars

 
The reopening of I-70 was highly anticipated with 7,000 tickets presold in a venue that holds 8,000.  The track surface was a concern as some track equipment has not arrived yet (the tiller is due in June), and Friday was the first a water truck had been on it.  In the end, the track was fine and racing was good.

 
The track measures just under a half-mile.  David Gravel (3rd car out to time) set the new standard in time trials at 13.018 seconds.  Kyle Larson (4th car out) was second quick, followed by Carson Macedo (8th), Brian Brown (22nd), Brock Zearfoss (11th), Gio Scelzi (28th), Sheldon Haudenschild (29th), Logan Schuchart (6th), Brad Sweet (16th) and Donny Schatz (9th).

 
Heat one (started): 1. Brown 21 (2) 2. Gravel 2 (1) 3. Schatz 15 (4) 4. Kraig Kinser 11K (5) 5. Haudenschild 17 (3) 6. Jake Bubak 1x (6) / 7. Zach Hampton 35 (7) 8. Ayrton Gennetten 3 (8) 9. Riley Goodno 22 (10) 10. Ben Brown 7B (9)

 
8-lap heats were more like speed parades without the candy and waves.  The top two went to the Dash, and the top six to the feature.

 
Heat two (started): 1. Zearfoss 3z (2) 2. Larson 57 (1) 3. Rico Abreu 24 (4) 4. Schuchart 1s (3) 5. James McFadden 9 (5) 6. Aaron Reutzel 83 (7) / 7. Tim Kaeding 14 (9) 8. Tucker Klaasmeyer 27 (6) 9. Wayne Johnson 2c (8) 10. Noah Gass 20G (10)

 
Heat three (started): 1. Macedo 41 (1) 2. Scelzi 18 (2) 3. Sweet 49 (3) 4. Parker Price-Miller 19 (5) 5. Jason Sides 7s (4) 6. Jacob Allen 1a (6) / 7. Mason Daniel 33m (7) 8. Garet Williamson 24w (8) 9. Joe B. Miller 31 (9)

 
Dash (started): 1. Gravel (1) 2. Zearfoss (2) 3. Macedo (4) 4. Br. Brown (3) 5. Larson (5) 6. Scelzi (6)

 
The six-lap Dash set the first three rows of the feature.

 
B main (started): 1. Kaeding (3) 2. Klaasmeyer (1) 3. Hampton (2) 4. Daniel (4) 5. Johnson (8) 6. Gennetten (5) / 7. Miller (9) 8. Williamson (6) 9. Goodno (7) 10. Be. Brown (10) 11. Gass (11)

 
Klaasmeyer led Hampton, Daniel and Kaeding early in the 12-lapper that took the top six to the feature.  On the second lap, Kaeding passed Daniel for third, and Gennetten passed Johnson for fifth.  Kaeding continued his surge passing Hampton and then shot by Klaasmeyer on lap five to win going away.

 
A main (started): 1. Sweet (9) 2. Br. Brown (4) 3. Gravel (1) 4. Macedo (3) 5. Larson (5) 6. McFadden (14) 7. Haudenschild (13) 8. Scelzi (6) 9. Abreu (8) 10. Schuchart (11) 11. Kaeding (19) 12. Schatz (7) 13. Reutzel (17) 14. Kinser (10) 15. Bubak (16) 16. Price-Miller (12) 17. Gennetten (24) 18. Sides (15) 19. Hampton (21) 20. Allen (18) 21. Zearfoss (2) 22. Klaasmeyer (20) 23. Daniel (22) 24. Johnson (23)

 
The 30-lapper saw Zearfoss blaze out to an early lead over Gravel and Brown.  Scelzi entered the top five on lap five, and on lap six took fourth from Macedo.  Zearfoss entered lapped traffic on lap seven.  Macedo got back by Scelzi in heavy lapped traffic in a good battle for fourth on lap nine.  On lap ten, Larson and Daniel contacted, sending the latter headfirst into the turn four wall.  He was uninjured.  Zearfoss chose the outside line on the double-file restart, ahead of Gravel, Brown, Macedo, Scelzi and Larson.  Gravel shot to the lead at that point, while Sweet moved up two spots to fourth.  Sweet passed Brown for third on lap 14, and tracked down Zearfoss for second with ten to go.  Macedo got around Brown in lapped traffic on lap 21, and on lap 24, Sweet went below the lapped car of Gennetten, and Gravel went above.  The result was Sweet surging into the lead.  Disaster struck for the third running Zearfoss with three laps to go when he broke a front end.  The last restart saw Sweet leading Gravel, Macedo, Brown and Larson.  Brown was on fire, passing Macedo and then Gravel to climb to second.  He came just short of a slide of Sweet, who won for the second night in a row.  

 
POWRi-WAR Sprints

 
24 cars

 
Heat one (started): 1. Mario Clouser 6 (1) 2. Joe B. Miller 31 (2) 3. Kory Schudy 28 (3) 4. Kyle Lewis 2 (5) 5. Sam Wagner 73 (4) 6. Blake Bowers 52 (7) 7. Zac Taylor 86 (6) DNS – Wyatt Siegel 18

 
8-lap heats used passing points to set the feature lineup.  The top 24 in series points were invited.  Clouser led the distance and won going away.  Lewis moved by S. Wagner for fourth on lap two.  Taylor exited early.

 
 Heat two (started): 1. Riley Kreisel 91 (2) 2. Wesley Smith 44 (5) 3. Jack Wagner 77 (7) 4. Mason Moore 9H (1) 5.  Anthony Nicholson 16 (3) 6. Brad Wyatt 41 (4) 7. Zach Clark 26 (8) 8. Xavier Doney 74 (6)

 
Kreisel led wire to wire.  Contact with Moore sent Doney into a hard flip a lap in.  He was uninjured.  Kreisel led Moore, Nicholson, Smith and J. Wagner back to green.  Nicholson quickly took second, but Smith was on a mission, going from fourth to second on lap five.  J. Wagner worked by Moore late for third.

 
Heat three (started): 1. Wyatt Burks 11w (2) 2. Zach Daum 311 (8) 3. Brian Beebe 37 (1) 4. Taylor Walton 93 (5) 5. Lane Stone ST1 (7) 6. JD Black 7R (4) 7. Steve Thomas 27 (6) 8. Christie Thomason 82c (3)

 
Burks led flag to flag.  Daum was the mover, going from sixth to fourth on lap three.  He moved into third on lap four, and took second from Beebe coming for the white flag.

 
A main (started): 1. Smith (2) 2. Daum (1) 3. Clouser (4) 4. J. Wagner (3) 5. Miller (7) 6. Burks (6) 7. Kreisel (5) 8. Walton (10) 9. S. Wagner (13) 10. Moore (14) 11. Beebe (11) 12. Nicholson (15) 13. Stone (12) 14. Black (20) 15. Clark (18) 16. Wyatt (19) 17. Thomason (23) 18. Thomas (21) 19. Lewis (8) 20. Schudy (9) 21. Bowers (16) 22. Siegel (22) 23. Taylor (17) DNS – Doney

 
Smith dominated the 25-lapper with Daum in tow.  Smith was in lapped traffic on lap six.  Schudy eited early.  Kreisel passed Clouser on lap 16 for third and was running down Daum for second at the end when he flipped hard in tandom with Wyatt.  
 
 
 

 

4/29/21

Jacksonville Speedway

WoO

29 cars

Sheldon Haudenschild (19th car out to time) broke the track record by turning the first sub-ten second lap in the history of the quarter-mile at 9.990 seconds. Other tracks that have hosted WoO events to sub-ten second laps are US36 Raceway, Bloomington Speedway, Placerville Speedway, I-55 Raceway, Cottage Grove Speedway and River Cities Speedway. David Gravel (7th car out) was second quick, followed by former track record holder Aaron Reutzel (22nd), Brad Sweet (24th), Rico Abreu (2nd), Kyle Larson (16th), Logan Schuchart (1st), Parker Price-Miller (3rd), Jacob Allen (14th) and Carson Macedo (11th). Brayton Lynch had an issue in hot laps and didn’t get a time in. Joe B. Miller scratched after time trials.

Heat one (started): 1. Haudenschild 17 (1) 2. Sweet 49 (2) 3. Macedo 41 (4) 4. Schuchart 1s (3) 5. Kraig Kinser 11K (5) 6. Robert Ballou 96 (9) / 7. Garet Williamson 24w (6) 8. Zach Daum 5D (8) 9. Andy Bishop 42 (7)

10 lap heats took the top two to the Dash, and top six to the feature. Haudenschild led the distance, with the only shake-up in the event happening after Bishop got upside down in turn one two laps in. He was ok. Macedo snagged third from Schuchart on the restart, while Ballou worked by Williamson for the final transfer.

Heat two (started): 1. Gravel 2 (1) 2. Abreu 24 (2) 3. Donny Schatz 15 (4) 4. Price-Miller 19 (3) 5. Wayne Johnson 2c (6) 6. Jason Sides 7s (7) / 7. Riley Goodno 22 (5) 8. Josh Schneiderman 49J (8) 9. Brayton Lynch 29 (10) 10. Terry Babb 47 (9)

The top five were set from the jump. Sides and Goodno put on a good battle for the final transfer, with Sides’ transfer pass coming on the low side of three and four with two to go.

Heat three (started): 1. Larson 57 (2) 2. Reutzel 83 (1) 3. James McFadden 9 (6) 4. Allen 1a (3) 5. Tim Kaeding 14 (7) 6. Zach Hampton 35 (5) / 7. Brock Zearfoss 3z (4) 8. Jacob Patton 79J (9) 9. Mason Daniel 33m (8)

Larson led the distance. McFadden claimed third from Allen on lap two. Hampton used the high side to get by Zearfoss for the sixth and final transfer on lap three.

Dash (started): 1. Sweet (2) 2. Haudenschild (1) 3. Gravel (4) 4. Larson (6) 5. Abreu (3) 6. Reutzel (5)

The 8-lap Dash set up the first three rows of the feature. Larson shot around Abreu and Reutzel on lap one to claim fourth. Sweet got the jump on Haudenschild and led all the way.

B main (started): 1. Zearfoss (1) 2. Daum (4) 3. Goodno (2) 4. Williamson (3) 5. Schneiderman (5) 6. Daniel (8) / 7. Lynch (7) 8. Patton (6)

The 12-lap B took the top six to the A. The top six stayed unchanged until the final corner, when Daum passed Goodno to claim second by .014 of a second.

A main (started): 1. Sweet (1) 2. Schatz (8) 3. Gravel (3) 4. Macedo (7) 5. Abreu (5) 6. Allen (12) 7. Kaeding (15) 8. Schuchart (10) 9. Haudenschild (2) 10. Reutzel (6) 11. Kinser (13) 12. Zearfoss (19) 13. McFadden (9) 14. Daniel (24) 15. Sides (17) 16. Daum (20) 17. Price-Miller (11) 18. Goodno (21) 19. Hampton (18) 20. Larson (4) 21. Johnson (14) 22. Schneiderman (23) 23. Williamson (22) 24. Ballou (16)

The 40-lap feature saw Haudenschild leading Sweet, Larson and Gravel early. Hampton contacted another car, spun and collected Ballou, who was done two laps in. Price-Miller visited the work area at the same time. Haudenschild chose the inside line over Sweet, Larson, Gravel and Reutzel. Macedo moved into fifth on the restart, Reutzel was into fifth by lap five and McFadden was into sixth. Hampton clipped Williamson on lap eight in a battle for 16th, sending him into the wall and off on a hook. Haudenschild again chose the inside line, but it bit him this time as Sweet took the point, and Gravel moved into third. McFadden shot by Larson for fourth on lap 10. The leaders were into lapped traffic by lap 14. Larson tagged the wall and lost a spot to Macedo on lap 22. On the lap 28, Haudenschild used the low side by Sweet to regain the lead. Macedo moved up to third. Johnson hit a rut in turn two and flipped on lap 29. Reutzel, McFadden and Schuchart, who were running sixth, eighth and ninth were collected. No one was hurt. This time, Haudenschild chose the outside on the double-file restart and he kept the lead until suffering a flat right rear with eight to go. Sweet inherited the lead, ahead of Macedo, Gravel, Larson and Schatz. Macedo shot to the lead, while Larson made a move on his brother-in-law Sweet for second. It was an ill-fate slide job that broadsided Sweet. Sweet kept it going, but Larson retired. Since a lap was not completed by all, Seet again assumed the point. Gravel shot into second when the green fell again, while Macedo faded a few spots. Schatz was on the move as well late, and got by Gravel for second with three to go, only to have it negated by an inadvertent yellow. He would make the pass again coming for the white flag before Hampton spun, setting up a green, white, checker finish. Schatz passed Sweet after the green flag, but Sweet was back in front by the time he took the white flag. He held on to win it. Daniel was the hard-charger.

 

 

Austin McCarl Tops Knoxville with Emotional Win!

Josh Higday Wins for First Time Since 2010 in 360’s; Matthew Stelzer Back Atop All-Time Win List in Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 24, 2021) – Austin McCarl registered his fifth career 410 win at Knoxville Saturday night, but it was his first as a car owner. That made it emotional for the Altoona driver, who cashed in $4,000 aboard his #17A. Des Moines, Iowa’s Josh Higday was no less excited, as he registered his first win since May 15, 2010 in the 360 class. It was the 18th of his career, tying him with Dean Chadd for fifth on the all-time win list. Matthew Stelzer won in the Pace Performance Pro Sprints class, putting him in a tie with Devin Kline for most all-time in that class (13).

When an invert of zero was drawn for the 20-lap 410 feature, most concluded that defending track champion, Brian Brown, would be tough to beat. They were right. He set quick time and won his heat going away. At the start of the main event, he took off, opening a lead over Austin McCarl, Lynton Jeffrey, Ian Madsen and Justin Henderson.

Hunter Schuerenberg entered the top five on lap three, but up front, Brown was roaring through lapped traffic by lap five. On lap six, disaster struck for Brown when his power plant gave way.

McCarl, who charged from the rear of the field to third in last week’s opener, was equally fast and up to the task after inheriting the lead. Behind him, Madsen took second from Jeffrey, and Brooke Tatnell surged from sixth to fourth.

McCarl opened up a big lead, while Madsen nailed down second, followed by Jeffrey. Schuerenberg worked his way up to fourth with eight to go, and Tatnell finished fifth. Terry McCarl was the hard-charger, driving from 16th to sixth. Davey Heskin, Henderson, Cole Duncan and Sawyer Phillips rounded out the top ten. Jeffrey and Moeller joined Brown as heat winners.

“This is a brand new car,” said McCarl in Victory Lane. “I scaled it yesterday. I was actually a little happier with the numbers than the other car. I was confident coming in if thing was close, and it was. I’ve wanted to do this in my own car so bad…nothing against what I’ve done before in winning races…but I did it by myself with great people behind me. I’m so happy! I’m here to win races, and not for points. I knew Ian was coming. That team’s really been clicking.”

Scott Bogucki led the 18-lap 360 feature early ahead of Josh Higday, Lee Grosz, Ryan Giles and Ricky Montgomery. Young Chase Randall entered the top five early before Dylan Westbrook tangled with the turn three wall to bring caution three laps in.

Bogucki led Higday, Grosz, Giles and Randall back to green flag racing. Higday gained momentum on the cushion and shot into the lead on lap six. Grosz followed him into second two laps later. A battle was waging for fourth between Giles and Randall, with the latter securing the spot with eight to go.

Bogucki regained his momentum, and by lap 11 was by Grosz for second. He appeared to be gaining on Higday when something broke on the car and he pulled off on lap 12.

It was clear sailing for Higday in the Hetrick Motorsports #35 as they celebrated an emotional win ahead of Grosz, Randall, Jamie Ball and Giles. Carson McCarl, Clint Garner, JJ Hickle, Matt Moro and Montgomery completed the top ten. Bogucki set quick time over the 37-car field, while Hickle, Rob Kubli, Westbrook and Ball won heat races. Matt Covington claimed the B main.

“I tell you what, it seems like an eternity,” said Higday of his eleven-year drought in Victory Lane. “This was awesome. For a 45-year old man to come out here and do this…I feel great. I was a little tight there at the beginning. I knew we’d probably be good once the fuel burned off. It was a hell of a race. Scott’s a hell of a racer. We’re really happy to get the win tonight.”

The 15-lap Pace Performance Pro Sprints feature got off to a tough start. Ryan Navratil got into the turn one wall bringing caution. Meanwhile, Kade Higday flipped hard in turn three. He exited the car under his own power.

Matthew Stelzer led early over Tyler Groenendyk, Brandon Worthington, Mike Mayberry and Devin Kline. Another yellow flew one lap in for Devin Wignall, who came to a rest in turn four. Evan Epperson found something on the cushion to charge up to third behind Stelzer and Groenendyk before JJ Beaver spun three laps in.

It was Kline’s turn to move up, as he took over fourth when the green flew, and overtook Epperson for third on lap seven. Up front, Stelzer was cruising with Groenendyk trying to stay close enough for a late shot. His opportunity came with another Beaver spin with two to go.

Stelzer would not be headed, however, crossing the finish line ahead of Groenendyk, Epperson (by .023 of a second over Kline) and Worthington. Chase Young, Jeff Wilke, Matt Allen, Alex Vande Voort and Tyler Barrick rounded out the top ten. Higday and Kline were heat race winners.

“Those cautions and red flags kept coming out,” said Stelzer in Victory Lane. “Last week, we ran out of fuel on the last lap and I was just nervous about if we had enough fuel in the car. Tyler G…I love having him in this class, because he’s going to make me better as a driver. I was a little nervous with him starting outside of us. I threw a couple of these away last year with Russ (Hall) and Devin next me, but tonight we were able to capitalize.”

Next Saturday, May 1, is Jersey Freeze/Dennison Racing Tees Night! All three sprint car divisions will be in action again! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (7), 15.385; 2. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 15.755; 3. 11, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (3), 15.825; 4. 27T, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (4), 15.842; 5. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (6), 15.852; 6. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (19), 15.889; 7. 22C, Cole Duncan, Circleville, OH (2), 15.889; 8. 16, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (1), 15.964; 9. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 16.003; 10. 2KS, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (24), 16.009; 11. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (22), 16.046; 12. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (23), 16.048; 13. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (14), 16.120; 14. 21BP, Brinton Marvel, Pittsboro, IN (15), 16.127; 15. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (16), 16.146; 16. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (12), 16.224; 17. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 16.263; 18. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (21), 16.646; 19. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (13), 16.652; 20. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (11), 16.765; 21. 23X, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (5), 17.151; 22. 83A, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (18), 17.256; 23. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (10), 17.389; 24. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (9), 17.933.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Chris Martin (1); 3. Matt Juhl (3); 4. Davey Heskin (2); 5. Sawyer Phillips (7); 6. Cole Duncan (4); 7. Austin Miller (8); 8. Tucker Klaasmeyer (5)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.3: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 2. Tasker Phillips (1); 3. Austin McCarl (6); 4. Justin Henderson (5); 5. Brooke Tatnell (4); 6. Brinton Marvel (2); 7. Riley Goodno (7); 8. Joe Simbro (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:19.6: 1. AJ Moeller (2); 2. Ian Madsen (6); 3. Carson McCarl (4); 4. Hunter Schuerenberg (5); 5. Bobby Mincer (1); 6. Terry McCarl (3); 7. Presley Truedson (7); 8. Ben Brown (8)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Austin McCarl (3); 2. Ian Madsen (2); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 4. Hunter Schuerenberg (5); 5. Brooke Tatnell (9); 6. Terry McCarl (16); 7. Davey Heskin (15); 8. Justin Henderson (4); 9. Cole Duncan (12); 10. Sawyer Phillips (19); 11. Matt Juhl (8); 12. Tasker Phillips (14); 13. Carson McCarl (7); 14. Riley Goodno (20); 15. AJ Moeller (10); 16. Chris Martin (13); 17. Bobby Mincer (18); 18. Brinton Marvel (17); 19. Presley Truedson (21); 20. Austin Miller (22); 21. Ben Brown (24); 22. Joe Simbro (23); 23. Tucker Klaasmeyer (11); 24. Brian Brown (1). Lap Leaders: Br. Brown 1-6, A. McCarl 7-20. Hard-charger: T. McCarl.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (33), 16.303; 2. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (1), 16.472; 3. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (6), 16.487; 4. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (29), 16.513; 5. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.517; 6. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (18), 16.538; 7. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanburn, MN (10), 16.578; 8. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (21), 16.649; 9. 9R, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (2), 16.685; 10. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (36), 16.690; 11. 77X, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (22), 16.693; 12. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (15), 16.697; 13. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (11), 16.723; 14. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (27), 16.790; 15. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (37), 16.798; 16. 82, Jason Martin, Liberal, KS (4), 16.922; 17. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (30), 16.945; 18. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (24), 16.954; 19. 24, Garet Williamson, Columbia, MO (14), 16.956; 20. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (23), 16.969; 21. 63, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (8), 16.970; 22. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (35), 16.980; 23. 47X, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (25), 16.990; 24. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (9), 17.033; 25. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (31), 17.051; 26. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (16), 17.126; 27. 99, Tony Rost, Utica, NE (17), 17.223; 28. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (34), 17.307; 29. 23S, Stu Snyder, Waverly, NE (32), 17.338; 30. 36, Jason Tostenson, Glencoe, MN (13), 17.672; 31. 2, Jason Billups, Holt, MO (26), 17.714; 32. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (20), 17.748; 33. 88, Rowdy Reber, Rapid City, SD (28), 17.763; 34. 57B, Boyd Peterson, Ithaca, NE (3), 18.020; 35. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (12), 18.073; 36. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (7), 18.214; 37. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (19), 20.816.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.1: 1. JJ Hickle (1); 2. Scott Bogucki (6); 3. Chase Randall (4); 4. Joe Beaver (2); 5. Nathan Mills (3); 6. Jack Dover (7); 7. Stu Snyder (8); 8. Ryan Leavitt (5); 9. Rowdy Reber (9); 10. Mike Johnston (10)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.6: 1. Rob Kubli (2); 2. Ryan Giles (4); 3. Clint Garner (3); 4. Josh Higday (6); 5. Calvin Landis (5); 6. Christian Bowman (1); 7. Collin Moyle (7); 8. Boyd Peterson (9); 9. Jason Tostenson (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Dylan Westbrook (1); 2. Garet Williamson (2); 3. Carson McCarl (4); 4. Ricky Montgomery (6); 5. Kaleb Johnson (3); 6. Christopher Thram (5); 7. John Anderson (7); 8. Jason Billups (8); DNS - Tony Rost

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 2:05.1: 1. Jamie Ball (4); 2. Jason Martin (1); 3. Matt Covington (2); 4. Lee Grosz (6); 5. Matt Moro (3); 6. Riley Goodno (5); 7. Brayden Gaylord (8); 8. Ben Woods (7) DNS – Kelby Watt

B main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Matt Covington (2); 2. Kaleb Johnson (1); 3. Jack Dover (5); 4. Stu Snyder (7) / 5. Christian Bowman (3); 6. Jason Billups (9); 7. Collin Moyle (4); 8. Brayden Gaylord (8); 9. Mike Johnston (14); 10. Ben Woods (12); 11. John Anderson (13); 12. Boyd Peterson (10); 13. Riley Goodno (6); 14. Rowdy Reber (11) DNS – Kelby Watt, Tony Rost, Jason Tostenson

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Josh Higday (2); 2. Lee Grosz (4); 3. Chase Randall (7); 4. Jamie Ball (8); 5. Ryan Giles (5); 6. Carson McCarl (10); 7. Clint Garner (15); 8. JJ Hickle (16); 9. Matt Moro (9); 10. Ricky Montgomery (3); 11. Matt Covington (21); 12. Joe Beaver (20); 13. Jack Dover (23); 14. Christopher Thram (11); 15. Garet Williamson (17); 16. Jason Martin (14); 17. Kaleb Johnson (22); 18. Rob Kubli (13); 19. Calvin Landis (6); 20. Nathan Mills (19); 21. Ryan Leavitt (12); 22. Stu Snyder (24); 23. Scott Bogucki (1); 24. Dylan Westbrook (18). Lap Leaders: Bogucki 1-5, Higday 6-18. Hard-charger: Dover.

Pro Series Results

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:49.8: 1. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (2); 2. 20, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (4); 3. 44, Scotty Johnson, Melcher-Dallas, IA (1); 4. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (8); 5. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (6); 6. B29, JJ Beaver, Knoxville, IA (3); 7. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (5); 8. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (7) DNS – 3TJ, Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, IA

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Devin Kline (2); 2. Tyler Groenendyk (4); 3. Evan Epperson (1); 4. Mike Mayberry (9); 5. Jeff Wilke (8); 6. Matt Allen (5); 7. Tyler Barrick (7); 8. Jaslyn Jones (6); 9. Devin Wignall (3)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Matthew Stelzer (1); 2. Tyler Groenendyk (2); 3. Evan Epperson (9); 4. Devin Kline (5); 5. Brandon Worthington (3); 6. Chase Young (10); 7. Jeff Wilke (7); 8. Matt Allen (11); 9. Alex Vande Voort (16); 10. Tyler Barrick (13); 11. Jaslyn Jones (15); 12. Scotty Johnson (8); 13. JJ Beaver (12); 14. Mike Mayberry (4); 15. Devin Wignall (17); 16. Kade Higday (6); 17. Ryan Navratil (14) DNS – Joel Thorpe. Lap Leader: Stelzer 1-15. Hard-charger: Vande Voort.

 

 

Knoxville Thoughts!

(Bill W) April 21, 2021, Monroe, IA – With cool temperatures forecast for last weekend, Knoxville’s opener was a bit of a mystery. In the end, the fans were ready and showed up in force, temperatures weren’t as chilly as expected, and the pits were chockful of racecars.

It started with a Friday practice night that saw 60 cars show up. Austin McCarl (410), Jamie Ball (360) and Devin Wignall (Pros) all registered quick time in their respective classes, and all would see more speed on Saturday night with different outcomes.

Tori Knutson lost a motor on practice night, and couldn’t return for Saturday. Aidan Zoutte, son of Alan was excited in his first night in a sprint car, but that ended with a motor problem of his own. Fortunately, no one turned over.

The “perfect storm” for the 410’s saw a handful of World of Outlaws in attendance after their Texas rainout. The IRA had another week off as well. Add a few travelers who had heard car counts may be light, a higher purse, and teams just ready to race, and you had 37 cars signing in. Six nights will pay $5,000 to win and a purse through the field that was good already will be even better on those nights.

The feature was a thriller that saw Sheldon Haudenschild pass Gio Scelzi late for his first career Knoxville win. Sheldon started fourteenth. It capped a long drive from Texas for the crew. Austin McCarl put on a show of his own. After cinching a leak in the fuel line, he went from the front row to start at the tail. He was the fastest car late in the 20-lapper, and ended up third.

Brian Brown tipped over at the start of the feature. He was able to restart, but the car wasn’t right and he finished mid-pack. Sam Hafertepe Jr. looked fast and finished fourth, and Davey Heskin was fifth in his first action of the year. Brooke Tatnell had a great charge in the DeWall #16, coming from 17th to sixth.

Travelers included North Dakota natives Wade Nygaard and Brendan Mullen. It was Mullen’s first trip to Knoxville, and his fun only lasted for practice on Friday, as he lost a motor early Saturday. They’re both excited about the NOSA series visiting Huset’s often this year. Minnesotan Brandon Halverson’s night ended the way of Mullen.

IRA regulars Scotty Thiel and Jordan Goldesberry were on hand, with both making the feature. Russel Borland was also in the house. Ayrton Gennetten will probably see Knoxville more in 2021. His first 410 win came Friday night in MOWA action in Granite City. He was eleventh at Knoxville. Marshall, Missouri’s Ben Brown has a 410 as well now and should see some improvement as the season goes on.

Other WoO visitors included Carson Macedo, who set quick time, and then suffered a flat tire after banging the fence in the feature. Aaron Reutzel also competed a couple blocks from home, but suffered a DNF. Parker Price-Miller and Mason Daniel were other WoO entries.

Presley Truedson has Bryan Sundby turning wrenches on her rookie campaign at Knoxville. She is new to the 410’s, but has run other divisions in the past, including midgets for Keith Kunz. Austin Miller is another driver committed to Rookie of the Year pursuits.

Twenty-seven 360’s entered Saturday. Jamie Ball was fast from the get-go. He held off early challenges from Lee Grosz and went on to win over Clint Garner, who looked stout.

Three teenagers won heat races. USAC National Midget regular Chase Randall (16) of Waco, Texas, was turned away from the 360 Nationals last year because of age, but used his weekend off to win his heat and notch a top ten. Christopher Thram (17) from Sanborn, Minnesota, is planning on making Knoxville his Saturday night home, and Sedalia’s Gunner Ramey (18) looked fast all weekend in Terry Doogs sprinter.

Other visitors to the 360’s included Jason Martin, who finished fourth, Sprint Invaders regular Brayden Gaylord, and Missouri’s Jason Billups, who previously raced at Knoxville in the Corn Belt Nationals.

Riley Goodno was the only driver performing double duty Saturday. He put both his 410 and 360 sprinters in features instead of heading to Prom. He drove from ninth to grab the final transfer in the 410 B. He later finished seventh in the 360 A main.

Tyler Groenendyk scored an emotional win in the Pro Series. The former modified ace has raced off and on at Knoxville for years in a quest for Victory Lane. It looked like Devin Wignall might be headed towards his second win. After storming up to second from row seven, however, he suffered a sensor issue in the motor that slowed him late. The Pros should be entertaining this year. In addition to Groenendyk, additions include all-time feature winner for the class, Devin Kline, Kade Higday, and in a couple of weeks, two-time champion Eric Bridger.

A shout out goes out to Morton, Illinois’ Ryan Bunton, who suffered a hard crash in Granite City, fracturing some vertebrae. Pictures of the car afterwards were scary. Get well soon Ryan!

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Up Next…

Fri, April 23 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, April 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

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

1. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 165

2. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 120

3. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 104 (1)

4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 99

5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 90

6. Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO, 76

7. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 57

8. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 51

9. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 50

10. Zach Hampton, Mooresville, IN, 45

11. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 40

(tie) Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 40

13. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 36

14. Joe B. Miller, Millerstown, MO, 35

15. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 30

(tie) Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO, 30

(tie) Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN, 30

(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 30

19. Noah Gass, Mounds, OK, 26

20. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 25

(tie) Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 25

22. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 20

(tie) Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 20

24. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 18

(tie) Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 18

26. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 16

27. Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 14

(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 14

29. McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA, 12

30. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, MO, 10

(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 10

(tie) Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 10

33. Ben Brown, Marshall, MO, 8

(tie) Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 8

35. Garret Williamson, Columbia, MO, 6

(tie) Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 6

(tie) Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 6

38. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 4

(tie) Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 4

(tie) Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 4

41. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 2

(tie) Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 2

(tie) Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 2

Platinum WoO Member Wins

3, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA

1, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH

Tentative 2021 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Sat, March 27 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, April 2 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sat, April 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, April 16 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO)

Sat, April 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)

Fri, April 23 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, April 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Thur, April 29 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO

Fri, April 30 – I-70 Speedway (MO) WoO

Sat, May 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, May 1 – I-70 Speedway (MO) WoO

Sat, May 8 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 9 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Fri, May 14 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA

Fri, May 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, May 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 16 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, May 22 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, May 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, May 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 30 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Mon, May 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Thur, June 3 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) All Stars/IRA

Fri, June 4 – Lee County Speedway (IA) MOWA

Fri, June 4 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Fri, June 4 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, June 5 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, June 5 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO

Sat, June 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) All Stars/IRA

Sun, June 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, June 6 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Sun, June 6 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO

Fri, June 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO

Sun, June 13 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Thur, June 17 – 34 Raceway (IA) WoO

Fri, June 18 – Dubuque Speedway (IA) WoO

Sat, June 19 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, June 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO

Sun, June 20 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Mon, June 21 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Tue, June 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Thur, June 24 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO

Fri, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO

Sat, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO Jackson Nationals

Sun, June 27 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Thur, July 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Fri, July 2 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 11 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, July 16 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 18 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, July 23 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) All Stars

Fri, July 23 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, July 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 24 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) All Stars

Sun, July 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, July 25 – Humboldt Speedway (KS) All Stars

Tue, July 27 – I-70 Speedway (MO) All Stars

Thur, July 29 – Missouri State Fair Speedway All Stars

Fri, July 30 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, July 30 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 31 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) All Stars

Sun, Aug 1 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, Aug 1 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Aug 6 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sun, Aug 8 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 9 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Thur, Aug 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Fri, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Sat, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Fri, Aug 20 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) IRA

Sat, Aug 21 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO

Sun, Aug 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Sun, Aug 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Aug 27 – I-80 Speedway (NE) WoO

Fri, Aug 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, Aug 29 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Sun, Aug 29 – Route 66 Raceway (IL) IRA/MOWA

Fri, Sept 3 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Fri, Sept 3 – Dodge Co. Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 4 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 10 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Sept 10 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 11 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA Tom Knowles Memorial

Sat, Sept 11 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA Jerry Richert Memorial

Fri, Sept 17 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, Sept 18 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 24 – Dodge Co. Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, Sept 25 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 26 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, Oct 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Oct 22 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 766

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 667 (9)
3. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 587 (3)
5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)

6. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 440
7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419
8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 413

9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 402

10. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 385 (1)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2)

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2)
5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1)
7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1)
8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3)
9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5)

10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7)
3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565

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

6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)

(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398

8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2)
9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)

2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)

3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6)

4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)

5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2)

6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)

7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2)

8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3)

9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)

10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

 

 

Sheldon Haudenschild Steals One on Last Lap From Scelzi for $5,000 at Knoxville!

Jamie Ball Cruises to 360 Win; Tyler Groenendyk Chalks Up First Ever Win in Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 17, 2021) – A large crowd saw Sheldon Haudenschild join his father Jac as a Knoxville Raceway winner by taking the Pella Motors/Kraig Ford Season Opener at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. Sheldon’s 410 win aboard the Stenhouse/Marshall Racing #17 came with a last lap pass after starting fourteenth, and was worth $5,000 to the Wooster, Ohio native. Jamie Ball led wire to wire to record his seventh career 360 feature win at Knoxville, while Tyler Groenendyk capped a two-year absence from Knoxville Raceway by recording his first career win in the Pace Performance Pro Sprints. Eighty-two cars signed in for opening night.

Austin McCarl lost a row one starting spot in the 20-lap 410 feature before the green flag fell, after a loose fitting detected a fuel leak. He would come back to provide plenty of heroics. On the start, Brian Brown got over the infield berm in turn one and tipped over. Several crews aided his replacement of tires and a top wing to rejoin the field at the tail.

Once the event got underway, Gio Scelzi took command. Aaron Reutzel was an early mover as well, coming from the fourth row to second by the second lap. Meanwhile, Scelzi took off, entering lapped traffic by the fifth circuit and putting 4.6 seconds between himself and Reutzel.

In the middle stages, Carson Macedo and Reutzel battled for second, trading that spot twice. On lap 12, disaster struck for both. Macedo suffered a flat right rear, while Reutzel tangled with Josh Schneiderman just after the ensuing caution was thrown. All three cars were done.

The restart with eight to go, saw Scelzi leading Sam Hafertepe Jr., Haudenschild (from 14th), Spencer Bayston and Terry McCarl back to green. Meanwhile, Austin McCarl had worked his way from the tail back into the top ten. In two laps, he shot from night to fourth, while Haudenschild jumped into second in pursuit of the leader. McCarl passed Hafertepe for the third spot with five to go.

While Scelzi searched low on the dry track for rubber that never came, Haudenschild rode the cushion, tracking him down. In turn two on the final circuit, Haudenschild shot to the point and recorded his first ever win at the historic oval. Scelzi came home second, ahead of Austin McCarl, Hafertepe and Davey Heskin. Brooke Tatnell, Bayston, Terry McCarl, Lynton Jeffrey and Sawyer Phillips rounded out the top ten. Macedo set quick time, while Brown, Phillips, Bayston and Haudenschild won the heats. Matt Juhl claimed the B main.

“We were a little free at the beginning,” said Haudenschild in Victory Lane. “We just kind of had to manage that race a little bit and let it play out. I knew it was a short race, and I was just trying to be there at the end. That caution saved us. I can’t give it up to my guys enough. We trucked it up from down south to do this, and that was our goal…to win a race at Knoxville. We’re just thankful to be up here.”

Jamie Ball took off from outside row one in the 18-lap 360 feature, ahead of Lee Grosz and Ryan Giles. Kaleb Johnson worked by Giles into third early on, and Clint Garner worked his way into the top five. A lap four spin by Ricky Montgomery set up a restart that saw Ball leading Grosz, Johnson, Garner and Giles.

Garner quickly moved into third, and at the halfway point, passed Grosz for second. By lap ten, the leaders were in heavy lapped traffic and it looked like Garner had a shot at the leader. However, a slowing Collin Moyle brought a caution and opened up the track for Ball. The restart saw Joe Beaver slow down the frontstretch. He was tagged hard by Mike Johnston, who walked away but underwent observation.

Ball took off from there, while Garner and Grosz dueled for second. The win was worth $2,000 to the Knoxville native. Garner held on for second, ahead of Grosz, Jason Martin and Johnson. Chase Randall, Riley Goodno, Calvin Landis, Josh Higday and hard-charger Nate Mills completed the top ten. Grosz set quick time over the field, while Randall, Christopher Thram and Gunner Ramey all won heats in their first ever weekly action.

“Things in life change, but God answers a lot of prayers,” said Ball in Victory Lane beside his Jamie Ball Racing #4w. “Things have worked out for the better. Everyone who works on this car…it’s been such a grind. We weren’t even ready until yesterday. I used to worry a lot about what I’d do wrong. I’ve been trying to change my mindset this year about what can go right, instead of what can go wrong. I knew my guys gave me the car to beat. I can’t wait to do this the rest of the year hopefully.”

The 15-lap feature for the Pro Sprints was an entertaining as the rest. Chase Young led from the pole early, but many eyes were on Devin Wignall, who started 14th, and used the high side to drive up to fourth by the completion of the first lap. On lap three, he shot from fourth to second in his attempt to track down Young.

Meanwhile, Tyler Groenendyk, new to the class after a two year absence from Knoxville, had moved into third by lap six. The leaders entered lapped traffic on the seventh circuit and Wignall found his opportunity to take the lead. Scotty Johnson would spin with eight laps completed, bringing the first caution of the race.

Wignall led Young and Groenendyk back to green. While Wignall went low, Young went high and shot back up front. Groenendyk followed him into second on the low side, while Evan Epperson entered the top three on the cushion. A slowing Jaslyn Jones brought yellow with three to go.

On the white flag lap, Groenendyk’s pursuit paid off, but before the checkers could fly, Johnson tipped over in turn two. He was uninjured. The green, white, checker finish added a lap, but Groenendyk was able to stay out front for an emotional win. Epperson used a last corner pass to take second, while Young crossed third, but was light at the scales. Brandon Worthington moved up to the show position, ahead of Devin Kline and Matthew Stelzer. Wignall, Mike Mayberry, Cam Martin, Jeff Wilke and Tyler Barrick rounded out the top ten. Epperson and Young won the heats. A scary incident in the first heat saw contact from another car send Kade Higday into a series of flips. Matt Allen was also involved, but neither driver was injured, and both returned for the feature.

“I’ve been trying to this my whole life,” said an emotional Groenendyk. “There’s so many important and amazing people who’ve let me do this over the years and be in a position to do this. In this race, they didn’t make it easy, but we got it done this time. I haven’t been in the seat of a racecar for two years, but I have incredible marketing partners on this car, including Kraig Chevrolet.”

Next Saturday, April 24, is Farm Bureau Financial Services Night! All three sprint car divisions will be in action again! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 41, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (24), 15.258; 2. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (5), 15.316; 3. 83X, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (2), 15.331; 4. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (10), 15.442; 5. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (23), 15.52; 6. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (1), 15.567; 7. 71, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (17), 15.625; 8. 19, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (37), 15.770; 9. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (15), 15.790; 10. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 15.793; 11. 73, Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI (4), 15.829; 12. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (30), 15.899; 13. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (20), 15.954; 14. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (6), 16.046; 15. 16, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (16), 16.112; 16. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (22), 16.118; 17. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (36), 16.134; 18. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (19), 16.256; 19. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (29), 16.265; 20. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (18), 16.275; 21. 27T, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (7), 16.283; 22. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (3), 16.286; 23. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (31), 16.351; 24. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (33), 16.444; 25. 2KS, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (26), 16.548; 26. 9N, Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND (34), 16.736; 27. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (35), 16.830; 28. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (11), 16.889; 29. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.901; 30. 23X, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (32), 17.066; 31. 83A, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (9), 17.194; 32. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (28), 17.213; 33. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (8), 17.214; 34. 23, Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI (14), 17.572; 35. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (13), 17.785; 36. 11M, Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND (27), NT; 37. 13MJ, Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN (25), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (5); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (2); 3. Carson Macedo (6); 4. Tucker Klaasmeyer (1); 5. Terry McCarl (4); 6. Matt Juhl (7); 7. Riley Goodno (8); 8. AJ Moeller (3); 9. Bobby Mincer (9) DNS – Brandon Halverson

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.2: 1. Sawyer Phillips (2); 2. Austin McCarl (4); 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (6); 4. Carson McCarl (3); 5. Davey Heskin (5); 6. Jordan Goldesberry (1); 7. Wade Nygaard (7); 8. Russel Borland (9); 9. Presley Truedson (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:22.9: 1. Spencer Bayston (5); 2. Aaron Reutzel (6); 3. Tasker Phillips (1); 4. Brooke Tatnell (3); 5. Chris Martin (2); 6. Scotty Thiel (4); 7. Matt Moro (7); 8. Ben Brown (9); 9. Austin Miller (8)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.2: 1. Sheldon Haudenschild (2); 2. Gio Scelzi (6); 3. Ayrton Gennetten (4); 4. Justin Henderson (3); 5. Parker Price-Miller (5); 6. Josh Schneiderman (1); 7. Mason Daniel (7); 8. Joe Simbro (8)

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Matt Juhl (5); 2. Jordan Goldesberry (3); 3. Josh Schneiderman (4); 4. Riley Goodno (9) / 5. Mason Daniel (8); 6. Bobby Mincer (13); 7. Wade Nygaard (6); 8. Austin Miller (11); 9. AJ Moeller (1); 10. Matt Moro (7); 11. Joe Simbro (12); 12. Presley Truedson (10); 13. Russel Borland (14); 14. Chris Martin (2); 15. Ben Brown (15) DNS – Brendan Mullen, Brandon Halverson

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Sheldon Haudenschild (14); 2. Gio Scelzi (4); 3. Austin McCarl (2); 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (6); 5. Davey Heskin (1); 6. Brooke Tatnell (17); 7. Spencer Bayston (3); 8. Terry McCarl (10); 9. Lynton Jeffrey (13); 10. Sawyer Phillips (12); 11. Ayrton Gennetten (11); 12. Carson Macedo (8); 13. Carson McCarl (15); 14. Brian Brown (5); 15. Justin Henderson (18); 16. Parker Price-Miller (9); 17. Matt Juhl (21); 18. Tasker Phillips (19); 19. Scotty Thiel (16); 20. Riley Goodno (24); 21. Tucker Klaasmeyer (20); 22. Jordan Goldesberry (22); 23. Aaron Reutzel (7); 24. Josh Schneiderman (23). Lap Leaders: Scelzi 1-19, Haudenschild 20. Hard-charger: Haudenschild.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (20), 16.232; 2. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (6), 16.299; 3. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (3), 16.431; 4. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (23), 16.446; 5. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (27), 16.517; 6. 82, Jason Martin, Liberal, KS (5), 16.567; 7. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (24), 16.615; 8. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (11), 16.784; 9. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (7), 16.816; 10. 9R, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (21), 16.817; 11. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (18), 16.910; 12. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (19), 16.944; 13. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (22), 16.987; 14. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanburn, MN (1), 16.988; 15. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (25), 17.024; 16. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (10), 17.025; 17. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (16), 17.053; 18. 21, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO (17), 17.162; 19. 99, Tony Rost, Utica, NE (2), 17.455; 20. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (12), 17.587; 21. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (14), 17.600; 22. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (4), 17.638; 23. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.680; 24. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.762; 25. 2, Jason Billups, Holt, MO (13), 18.288; 26. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (26), NT; DQ (No Tech Sticker) 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (9).

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:04.2: 1. Chase Randall (1); 2. Jamie Ball (3); 3. Calvin Landis (4); 4. Lee Grosz (6); 5. Nathan Mills (2); 6. Ben Woods (8); 7. Tony Rost (5); 8. Jason Billups (7) DNS – Rob Kubli

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Christopher Thram (2); 2. Riley Goodno (3); 3. Clint Garner (5); 4. Ryan Giles (6); 5. Kelby Watt (1); 6. Brayden Gaylord (7); 7. Ricky Montgomery (4); 8. Ryan Leavitt (8) DNS – Brad Comegys

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:08.4: 1. Gunner Ramey (1); 2. Josh Higday (3); 3. Joe Beaver (2); 4. Kaleb Johnson (6); 5. Jason Martin (5); 6. Christian Bowman (4); 7. Mike Johnston (7); 8. John Anderson (9); 9. Collin Moyle (8)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Jamie Ball (2); 2. Clint Garner (5); 3. Lee Grosz (1); 4. Jason Martin (8); 5. Kaleb Johnson (4); 6. Chase Randall (7); 7. Riley Goodno (9); 8. Calvin Landis (6); 9. Josh Higday (10); 10. Nathan Mills (16); 11. Ryan Giles (3); 12. Gunner Ramey (12); 13. Christopher Thram (11) 14. Ricky Montgomery (14); 15. Brayden Gaylord (18); 16. Ben Woods (20); 17. Jason Billups (23); 18. Tony Rost (19); 19. Joe Beaver (15); 20. Mike Johnston (21); 21. Collin Moyle (22); 22. Christian Bowman (13); 23. John Anderson (24); 24. Kelby Watt (17) DNS – Ryan Leavitt, Brad Comegys, Rob Kubli. Lap Leader: Ball 1-18. Hard-charger: Mills.

Pro Series Results

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (1); 2. 17x, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (3); 3. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (2); 4. 20, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (4); 5. 44, Scotty Johnson, Melcher-Dallas, IA (5); 6. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (8); 7. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (6); 8. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (7); 9. 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (3); 2. 7c, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (5); 3. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (1); 4. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (8); 5. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (6); 6. 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (2); 7. 3TJ, Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, IA (9); 8. 21x, Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA (7); 9. 43J, Jaslyn Jones, Monroe, IA (4)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Tyler Groenendyk (5); 2. Evan Epperson (3); 3. Brandon Worthington (8); 4. Devin Kline (2); 5. Matthew Stelzer (9); 6. Devin Wignall (14); 7. Mike Mayberry (6); 8. Cam Martin (4); 9. Jeff Wilke (7); 10. Tyler Barrick (13); 11. Matt Allen (17); 12. Alex Vande Voort (10); 13. Joel Thorpe (12); 14. Scotty Johnson (11); 15. Jaslyn Jones (16); 16. Kade Higday (15); 17. Chase Young (1) DNS – Ryan Navratil. Lap Leaders: Young 1-6, Wignall 7-8, Young 9-13, Groenendyk 14-15. Hard-charger: Wignall.

 

 

Sixty Drivers Attend First Night of Practice at Knoxville!

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 16, 2021) – Sixty drivers participated in Thursday’s first night of practice at the Knoxville Raceway. The quickest lap of the night unofficially went to Austin McCarl at 14.958 seconds on the half-mile. Jamie Ball unofficially led the 360’s with a lap of 16.289 seconds. The Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance were led unofficially by Devin Wignall with lap of 17.259 seconds.

Friday’s participants...

410 (23) – 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO; 2KS, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD; 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA; 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA; 23, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN; 83A, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA; 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO; 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA; 9N, Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND; 11m, Brendon Mullen, Grand Forks, ND; 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA; 27, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS; 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA; 71, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN; 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA; 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA; 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN; 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA; 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA; 56N, Dave Heskin, St. Michael, MN; 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA; Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX; 2m, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA.

360 (22) – 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA; 4w, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA; 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND; 5m, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA; 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA; 53/B29, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA; 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX; 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD; 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA; 21, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO; 9m, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO; 82, Jason Martin, Lincoln, NE; 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA; 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA; 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA; 14, Aidan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA; 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanburn, MN; 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA; 8, Devon Borden, Raymond, WA; 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA; 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA; 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA.

Pro Sprints (15) – 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA; 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA; 24, Kade Higday, Des Moines, IA; 21x, Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA; 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA; 7c, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA; 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA; 20, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA; 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA; 44, Scotty Johnson, Melcher-Dallas, IA; 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA; 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA; 6, Kenzie Alexander, Knoxville, IA; 43J, Jaslyn Jones, Monroe, IA; 3TJ, Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, IA.

Tomorrow night, Saturday, April 17 marks the 68th Annual Season Opener presented by Pella Motors/Kraig Ford. The 410, 360 and Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance will all be in action, with hot laps scheduled for 6:00 p.m. For more information on the Knoxville Raceway, visit us online at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

 

 

410 Iowa/Illinois Tripleheader This Weekend for Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com!

(Bill W) April 7, 2021, Monroe, IA – An exciting 410 tripleheader headlines this weekend’s activities for the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com. On Friday, Lee County Speedway near Donnellson, Iowa will host an open 410 show, before the IRA and MOWA combine to invade 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Friday, and LaSalle Speedway in Illinois on Sunday!

Brad Sweet continued his winning ways by sweeping World of Outlaws events at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri last weekend. Gio Scelzi used a strong weekend to come out ahead of the current series’ point race, ahead of Brian Brown, Rico Abreu, Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Scotty Thiel.

OpenWheel101.com will also be sponsoring the first non-qualifiers ($100 apiece) at this weekend’s USAC “T-Town Midget Showdown” at Port City Raceway in Oklahoma.

Sponsors are being sought to grow the point fund for the series fifth season! Whether you are a fan like all of us, or a business that would like advertising through the series and OpenWheel101.com, join us!

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Up Next…

Fri, April 9 – Lee County Speedway (IA)

Sat, April 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA

Sun, April 11 – LaSalle Speedway (IL) IRA/MOWA

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

1. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 115

2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 91

3. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 90

4. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 85

5. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 57

6. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 51

7. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 50

8. Zach Hampton, Mooresville, IN, 45

9. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 42

10. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 40

11. Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO, 36

(tie) Carson Short, Marion, IL, 36

13. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 30

14. Noah Gass, Mounds, OK, 26

15. Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO, 14

16. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, MO, 10

17. Ben Brown, Marshall, MO, 8

18. Garret Williamson, Columbia, MO, 6

19. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 4

20. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 2

Platinum WoO Member Wins

3, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA

Tentative 2021 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Sat, March 27 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, April 2 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sat, April 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, April 9 – Lee County Speedway (IA)

Sat, April 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA

Sun, April 11 – LaSalle Speedway (IL) IRA/MOWA

Fri, April 16 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, April 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Fri, April 23 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, April 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Thur, April 29 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO

Fri, April 30 – I-70 Speedway (MO) WoO

Sat, May 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, May 1 – I-70 Speedway (MO) WoO

Sat, May 8 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 9 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Fri, May 14 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA

Fri, May 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, May 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 16 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, May 22 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, May 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, May 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 30 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Mon, May 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Thur, June 3 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) All Stars/IRA

Fri, June 4 – Lee County Speedway (IA) MOWA

Fri, June 4 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Fri, June 4 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, June 5 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, June 5 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO

Sat, June 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) All Stars/IRA

Sun, June 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, June 6 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Sun, June 6 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO

Fri, June 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO

Sun, June 13 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Thur, June 17 – 34 Raceway (IA) WoO

Fri, June 18 – Dubuque Speedway (IA) WoO

Sat, June 19 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, June 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO

Sun, June 20 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Mon, June 21 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Tue, June 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Thur, June 24 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO

Fri, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO

Sat, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO Jackson Nationals

Sun, June 27 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Thur, July 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Fri, July 2 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 11 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, July 16 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 18 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, July 23 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) All Stars

Fri, July 23 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, July 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 24 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) All Stars

Sun, July 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, July 25 – Humboldt Speedway (KS) All Stars

Tue, July 27 – I-70 Speedway (MO) All Stars

Thur, July 29 – Missouri State Fair Speedway All Stars

Fri, July 30 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, July 30 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 31 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) All Stars

Sun, Aug 1 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, Aug 1 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Aug 6 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sun, Aug 8 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 9 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Thur, Aug 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Fri, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Sat, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Fri, Aug 20 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) IRA

Sat, Aug 21 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO

Sun, Aug 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Sun, Aug 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Aug 27 – I-80 Speedway (NE) WoO

Fri, Aug 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, Aug 29 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Sun, Aug 29 – Route 66 Raceway (IL) IRA/MOWA

Fri, Sept 3 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Fri, Sept 3 – Dodge Co. Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 4 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 10 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Sept 10 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 11 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA Tom Knowles Memorial

Sat, Sept 11 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA Jerry Richert Memorial

Fri, Sept 17 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, Sept 18 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 24 – Dodge Co. Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, Sept 25 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 26 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, Oct 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Oct 22 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 766

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 667 (9)
3. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 587 (3)
5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)

6. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 440
7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419
8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 413

9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 402

10. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 385 (1)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2)

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2)
5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1)
7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1)
8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3)
9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5)

10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7)
3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565

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

6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)

(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398

8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2)
9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)

2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)

3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6)

4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)

5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2)

6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)

7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2)

8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3)

9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)

10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

 

 

 

4/2/21

I-55 Raceway

WoO

27 cars

James McFadden (1st car out to time) set quick time on the 1/4-mile oval at 10.433 seconds. Rico Abreu (8th car out) was second quick, followed by Jacob Allen (10th), Scotty Thiel (6th), Kraig Kinser (5th), Donny Schatz (14th), Wayne Johnson (9th), Brock Zearfoss (17th), Brad Sweet (26th) and Carson Macedo (16th). Ayrton Gennetten chased engine problems all night and didn’t get a time in.

Heat one (started): 1. McFadden 9 (1) 2. Thiel 73 (2) 3. Macedo 41 (4) 4. Johnson 2c (3) 5. Sheldon Haudenschild 17 (5) 6. Logan Schuchart 1s (7) / 7. David Gravel 2 (8) 8. Clinton Boyles 98 (9) 9. Jason Sides 7s (6)

Ten lap heats took the top six to the feature and top two to the Dash. McFadden led the distance. The best battle was for fourth. Haudenschild took the spot from Johnson on the last lap, but it was negated when Sides slowed while running in a transfer spot and the checkers flew for the lead pair only. Schuchart snatched the final transfer after Sides misfortune.

Heat two (started): 1. Kinser 11K (2) 2. Rico Abreu 24 (1) 3. Zearfoss 3z (3) 4. Brian Brown 21 (6) 5. Gio Scelzi 18 (4) 6. Parker Price-Miller 19 (7) / 7. Noah Gass 20G (8) 8. Zach Hampton 35 (5) 9. Brayton Lynch 29 (9)

Kinser led flag to flag. Brown passed Scelzi for fourth on lap two.

Heat three (started): 1. Schatz 15 (2) 2. Allen 1a (1) 3. Sweet 49 (3) 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (5) 5. Aaron Reutzel 83 (7) 6. Carson Short 21s (8) / 7. Tucker Klaasmeyer 27 (4) 8. Mason Daniel 33m (6) DNS - Ayrton Gennetten 3

Contact with Reutzel’s right rear sent Daniel into a series of flips. He was unhurt and made repairs for the B. Schatz led up front while the battle was in the back. Short pressured Reutzel for the final transfer, but couldn’t find a way around. On lap nine, Reutzel snuck by Klaasmeyer, and Short saw his opportunity. He came downhill in turn four and nipped Klaasmeyer at the line by .041 of a second.

Dash (started): 1. McFadden (2) 2. Schatz (3) 3. Kinser (4) 4. Allen (5) 5. Thiel (1) 6. Abreu (6)

McFadden dusted them all in the 8-lapped that set the first three rows of the feature.

B main (started): 1. Gravel (3) 2. Hampton (2) 3. Klaasmeyer (1) 4. Gass (4) 5. Boyles (5) 6. Sides (6) / 7. Daniel (8) 8. Lynch (7) DNS - Gennetten

Klaasmeyer led Hampton and Gravel early. Hampton used the cushion to shoot around Klaasmeyer to the point on lap five. Two laps later, Gravel repeated the move for second. Gravel then utilized a slide job to take the lead with three to go.

A main (started): 1. Sweet (9) 2. Kinser (3) 3. Schuchart (16) 4. Haudenschild (13) 5. Macedo (7) 6. Abreu (6) 7. Reutzel (15) 8. Gravel(19) 9. Brown (11) 10. Hafertepe (12) 11. McFadden (1) 12. Zearfoss (8) 13. Scelzi (14) 14. Price-Miller (17) 15. Allen (4) 16. Sides (22) 17. Hampton (20) 18. Thiel (5) 19. Short (18) 20. Schatz (2) 21. Gass (23) 22. Johnson (10) 23. Boyles (21) DNS - Klaasmeyer

Klaasmeyer lost a brake caliper and did not start. Schatz led McFadden and Kinser early on the 40 lapper. Abreu passed Allen for fourth on lap three and the leaders entered lapped traffic on lap six. At that point, Johnson stopped with ignition problems. Schatz chose the inside lane on the double file restart ahead of McFadden, Kinser, Abreu and Allen. Haudenschild was up to eighth. Sweet moved into the top five and a great battle ensued with Kinser and Allen. Sweet took third from Kinser on lap seven. The leaders were back in lapped traffic on lap eleven. Kinser surged by both Sweet and McFadden to take second on lap 13. Johnson slowed to a stop again on lap 16. The jumble up front saw Schatz leading Sweet, Kinser, McFadden and Allen back to green. Kinser surged to second and Haudenschild to fourth. On lap 18, Schatz saw his shot at his 300th WoO win go away with ignition issues, handing the lead to Kinser. Gass was contacted and sent into the turn one wall on the restart. He was ok. Sweet shot into the lead on the restart. McFadden and Haudenschild battled for third for several laps before McFadden suffered a left front flat with 13 to go. Sweet led Kinser, Haudenschild, Allen and Abreu back to green. Allen would spin on the restart, relinquishing fourth. Sweet wouldn’t be challenged down the stretch, but Kinser and Haudenschild put on a great battle for second. Kinser grabbed the spot for good with seven to go, and Schuchart would come home third late as the hard-charger. The win was Sweet’s third in a row.

 

 

Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com Hits Pevely This Weekend!

(Bill W) March 31, 2021, Monroe, IA – The Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com season took off last weekend. Though the World of Outlaws visit to US36 Raceway near Osborn, Missouri was a wash, the green flag flew at Lake Ozark Speedway near Eldon, Missouri for the Jason Johnson Classic on Saturday.

Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, California picked up the win at Lake Ozark. Brent Marks, Cory Eliason, Gio Scelzi, Ian Madsen and Tucker Klaasmeyer topped out the preliminary point list. The WoO “Show Me State” tour continues this weekend at I-55 Raceway in Pevely Friday and Saturday.

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Up Next…

Fri, April 2 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, April 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

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

1. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 50

2. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 40

3. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 35

4. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 30

5. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 25

6. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 20

7. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 18

8. Brian Brown, Grass Valley, CA, 16

9. Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO, 14

10. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 12

11. Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO, 10

12. Ben Brown, Marshall, MO, 8

13. Garret Williamson, Columbia, MO, 6

14. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 4

15. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 2

Platinum WoO Member Wins

1, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA

Tentative 2021 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Sat, March 27 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, April 2 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, April 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Fri, April 9 – Lee County Speedway (IA)

Sat, April 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA

Sun, April 11 – LaSalle Speedway (IL) IRA/MOWA

Fri, April 16 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, April 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Fri, April 23 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, April 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Thur, April 29 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO

Fri, April 30 – I-70 Speedway (MO) WoO

Sat, May 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, May 1 – I-70 Speedway (MO) WoO

Sat, May 8 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 9 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Fri, May 14 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA

Fri, May 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, May 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 16 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, May 22 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, May 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, May 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 30 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Mon, May 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Thur, June 3 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) All Stars/IRA

Fri, June 4 – Lee County Speedway (IA) MOWA

Fri, June 4 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Fri, June 4 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, June 5 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, June 5 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO

Sat, June 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) All Stars/IRA

Sun, June 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, June 6 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Sun, June 6 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO

Fri, June 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO

Sun, June 13 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Thur, June 17 – 34 Raceway (IA) WoO

Fri, June 18 – Dubuque Speedway (IA) WoO

Sat, June 19 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, June 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO

Sun, June 20 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Mon, June 21 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Tue, June 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Thur, June 24 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO

Fri, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO

Sat, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO Jackson Nationals

Sun, June 27 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Thur, July 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Fri, July 2 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 11 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, July 16 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 18 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, July 23 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) All Stars

Fri, July 23 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, July 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 24 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) All Stars

Sun, July 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, July 25 – Humboldt Speedway (KS) All Stars

Tue, July 27 – I-70 Speedway (MO) All Stars

Thur, July 29 – Missouri State Fair Speedway All Stars

Fri, July 30 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, July 30 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 31 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) All Stars

Sun, Aug 1 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, Aug 1 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Aug 6 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sun, Aug 8 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 9 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Thur, Aug 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Fri, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Sat, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Fri, Aug 20 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) IRA

Sat, Aug 21 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO

Sun, Aug 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Sun, Aug 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Aug 27 – I-80 Speedway (NE) WoO

Fri, Aug 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, Aug 29 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Sun, Aug 29 – Route 66 Raceway (IL) IRA/MOWA

Fri, Sept 3 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Fri, Sept 3 – Dodge Co. Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 4 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 10 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Sept 10 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 11 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA Tom Knowles Memorial

Sat, Sept 11 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA Jerry Richert Memorial

Fri, Sept 17 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, Sept 18 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 24 – Dodge Co. Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, Sept 25 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 26 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, Oct 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Oct 22 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 766

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 667 (9)
3. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 587 (3)
5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)

6. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 440
7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419
8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 413

9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 402

10. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 385 (1)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2)

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2)
5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1)
7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1)
8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3)
9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5)

10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7)
3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565

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

6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)

(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398

8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2)
9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)

2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)

3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6)

4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)

5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2)

6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)

7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2)

8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3)

9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)

10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

 

 

3/27/21

Lake Ozark Speedway

Eldon, MO

Jason Johnson Classic

World of Outlaws

POWRi Racesavers

31 WoO

14 Racesavers

WoO

Brad Sweet (13th car out to time) set quick time on the 3/10-mile oval at 11.497 seconds. Sheldon Haudenschild (19th car out) was second quick, followed by Jacob Allen (3rd), James McFadden (31st), Logan Schuchart (7th), Kraig Kinser (6th), Wayne Johnson (2nd), Cory Eliason (12th), Donny Schatz (25th) and Carson Macedo (28th). Clinton Boyles didn’t get a time in after making heavy contact with the turn two wall in hot laps. He’d return for his heat. A heavy amount of rain on Thursday caused soggy grounds. The track developed ruts that were reworked after qualifying, only to return. It was a pure “cowboy up” night.

Heat one (started): 1. McFadden 9 (2) 2. Sweet 49 (1) 3. Macedo 41 (4) 4. Johnson 2c (3) 5. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (5) 6. Scotty Thiel 73 (8) / 7. Brent Marks 5 (9) 8. Brock Zearfoss 3z (6) 9. Jason Sides 7s (7) 10. Clinton Boyles 98 (11) 11. Chris Martin 44 (10)

10-lap heats took the top two to the Dash and the top six to the feature. McFadden got the jump on his Kasey Kahne Racing teammate and let the distance. Thiel worked by Zearfoss for the sixth and final transfer on lap two. Macedo trailed McFadden early, but Sweet passed him on the last lap for the second Dash spot.

Heat two (started): 1. Haudenschild 17 (1) 2. Schuchart 1s (2) 3. Aaron Reutzel 83 (4) 4. Eliason 26 (3) 5. Gio Scelzi 18 (5) 6. Brian Brown 21 (10) / 7. Ayrton Gennetten 3 (6) 8. Kyle Bellm 14E (8) 9. Riley Goodno 22 (9) 10. Mason Daniel 33m (6)

The rough, heavy track was up Sheldon’s alley in this one, and he pulled away, leading wire to wire. Brown was late enough to staging to have to start at the tail instead of fifth. He claimed the sixth and final transfer during the first lap.

Heat three (started): 1. Kinser 11K (2) 2. Allen 1a (1) 3. David Gravel 2 (4) 4. Schatz 15 (3) 5. Ian Madsen 11 (5) 6. Tucker Klaasmeyer 27 (7) / 7. Parker Price-Miller 19 (6) 8. Garret Williamson 24 (10) 9. Noah Gass 20G (8) 10. Ben Brown 7B (9)

Kinser led green to checker. Klaasmeyer rode fifth most of the way before Madsen shot around on the last lap.

Dash (started): 1. Haudenschild (2) 2. Sweet (1) 3. Schuchart (4) 4. Allen (3) 5. McFadden (5) 6. Kinser (6)

The 8-lap Dash set up starting spots in the first three rows of the feature. Haudenschild found a new line close to the wall to lead the distance.

B main (started): 1. Zearfoss (1) 2. Marks (3) 3. Boyles (10) 4. Gennetten (4) 5. Sides (7) 6. Bellm (5) / 7. Daniel (11) 8. Ben Brown (12) 9. Williamson (6) 10. Martin (13) 11. Goodno (8) 12. Price-Miller (2) 13. Gass (9)

The 12-lap B main took the top six to the back of the feature. Zearfoss led Price-Miller and Marks early. At the halfway point, Boyles had worked his way up from tenth to take the sixth and final transfer from Bellm. Two laps later, Gass topped and Williamson, who was running fourth, headed off with a flat right rear. A red flag after the restart for Price-Miller, who was struck with something in the cockpit, allowed Williamson to rejoin at the tail. Price-Miller attempted to restart, but exited. That left Zearfoss leading Marks, Gennetten, Boyles, Bellm and Sides. Boyles continued his charge by getting by Gennetten for third with two to go. Sides grabbed fifth from Bellm on the last lap.

A main (started): 1. Sweet (2) 2. Haudenschild (1) 3. McFadden (5) 4. Schuchart (3) 5. Macedo (7) 6. Reutzel (8) 7. Gravel (9) 8. Marks (20) 9. Kinser (6) 10. Eliason (11) 11. Schatz (12) 12. Scelzi (14) 13. Madsen (15) 14. Zearfoss (19) 15. Klaasmeyer (18) 16. Hafertepe (13) 17. Gennetten (22) 18. Johnson (10) 19. Sides (21) 20. Brian Brown (17) 21. Bellm (23) 22. Thiel (16) 23. Allen (4) DNS – Boyles

Boyles dropped to the infield before the green. The race was scheduled for 41 laps, but was dropped to 30 because of the rough track conditions. The natives were restless at the announcement. Sweet led Haudenschild and Schuchart early. Allen snagged third from his teammate Schuchart on lap three, but Logan came back into the spot a lap later. The leaders hit lapped traffic on the sixth circuit, and Allen hit a rut sideways in turn one and flipped (this was when the 30-lap announcement was made). There would be no more stoppages. Sweet led Haudenschild, Schuchart, Macedo and McFadden back to green. McFadden quickly took fourth. Two laps later, Kinser moved into the top five by getting by Macedo. Sweet was back in traffic by lap twelve. Haudenschild pulled closer in lapped traffic, as the lead pair distanced themselves from Schuchart. McFadden would run him down to complete the podium. As backmarkers pulled to the infield, Sweet’s path was a bit easier. He made some great moves in traffic to distance himself from Sheldon and went on to the win. Marks was the hard-charger.

POWRi Racesavers

Heat one (started): 1. Jack Potter 15 (6) 2. Austin Crane 02 (1) 3. Justin Welch 23J (4) 4. Josh Poe 4 (5) 5. Kaitlyn Boland 15K (3) 6. Matt Fair 00 (2) DNS – Edmund Bishop 66

8-lap heats used passing points to set up the feature lineup. Crane led J. Potter and Fair early. Welch took third from Fair on lap two. J. Potter used the rough and tumble cushion to get by Crane for the lead on the white flag lap.

Heat two (started): 1. J Kinder 88 (4) 2. Nick Rasa 26B (1) 3. Monty Ferriera 45 (6) 4. Jake Greenwood 43 (2) 5. Dean Hathman 56H (3) 6. Kenny Potter 55 (5) DNS – Alan Cunningham 51

Rasa led early over Kinder and Greenwood. At the halfway point, Kinder used the high side to the point. At the same time, Ferriera shot around Greenwood for third.

A main (started): 1. Ferriera (3) 2. Kinder (2) 3. Welch (6) 4. Crane (4) 5. K. Potter (11) 6. Hathman (10) 7. Poe (7) 8. Boland (9) 9. Greenwood (8) 10. Rasa (5) 11. Fair (12) 12. J. Potter (1) DNS – Cunningham, Bishop

The 20-lap feature saw Crane and Ferriera shoot by front row starters J. Potter and Kinder to the lead. Kinder would take third from J. Potter on lap three, and Ferriera, the California veteran now living in Lincoln, Nebraska took the lead. At that point, J. Potter got into the turn one fence, bringing out the red. He was uninjured. Ferriera took off. On lap eight, Kinder got by Crane for second, but couldn’t run down Ferriera.

 

 

Supporters Sought for 2021 Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by OpenWheel101.com Point Fund; Over 100 410 Sprint Car Events On Schedule!

(Bill W) March 11, 2021, Monroe, IA – The fifth year of the Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by OpenWheel101.com sprint car series is getting near! Over 100 410 sprint car events in the Midwest are part of the schedule in 2021. With the return of competition at Huset’s Speedway in South Dakota, and several series upping their race events in the Midwest, things are definitely going to be busy this season.

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The 2021 season has 109 races on the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com schedule. Point eligible races start with the World of Outlaws visit March 26 and 27 to US36 Raceway near Osborn, Missouri, and Lake Ozark Speedway near Eldon, Missouri. Over 30 tracks are scheduled for events represented by sanctions from the World of Outlaws, All Stars, IRA, MOWA, and NOSA, as well as open events (see schedule below).

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Tentative 2021 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Fri, March 26 – US36 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, March 27 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO

Fri, April 2 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, April 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Fri, April 9 – Lee County Speedway (IA)

Sat, April 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA

Sun, April 11 – LaSalle Speedway (IL) IRA/MOWA

Fri, April 16 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, April 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Fri, April 23 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, April 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Thur, April 29 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO

Fri, April 30 – I-70 Speedway (MO) WoO

Sat, May 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, May 1 – I-70 Speedway (MO) WoO

Sat, May 8 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 9 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Fri, May 14 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA

Fri, May 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, May 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 16 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, May 22 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, May 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, May 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 30 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Mon, May 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Thur, June 3 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) All Stars/IRA

Fri, June 4 – Lee County Speedway (IA) MOWA

Fri, June 4 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Fri, June 4 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, June 5 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, June 5 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO

Sat, June 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) All Stars/IRA

Sun, June 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, June 6 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Sun, June 6 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO

Fri, June 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO

Sun, June 13 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Thur, June 17 – 34 Raceway (IA) WoO

Fri, June 18 – Dubuque Speedway (IA) WoO

Sat, June 19 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, June 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO

Sun, June 20 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Mon, June 21 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Tue, June 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Thur, June 24 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO

Fri, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO

Sat, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO Jackson Nationals

Sun, June 27 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Thur, July 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Fri, July 2 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 11 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, July 16 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 18 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, July 23 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) All Stars

Fri, July 23 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, July 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 24 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) All Stars

Sun, July 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, July 25 – Humboldt Speedway (KS) All Stars

Tue, July 27 – I-70 Speedway (MO) All Stars

Thur, July 29 – Missouri State Fair Speedway All Stars

Fri, July 30 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, July 30 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 31 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) All Stars

Sun, Aug 1 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, Aug 1 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Aug 6 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sun, Aug 8 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 9 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Thur, Aug 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Fri, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Sat, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Fri, Aug 20 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) IRA

Sat, Aug 21 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO

Sun, Aug 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Sun, Aug 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Aug 27 – I-80 Speedway (NE) WoO

Fri, Aug 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, Aug 29 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Sun, Aug 29 – Route 66 Raceway (IL) IRA/MOWA

Fri, Sept 3 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Fri, Sept 3 – Dodge Co. Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 4 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 10 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Sept 10 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 11 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA Tom Knowles Memorial

Sat, Sept 11 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA Jerry Richert Memorial

Fri, Sept 17 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, Sept 18 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 24 – Dodge Co. Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, Sept 25 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 26 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, Oct 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Oct 22 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

Then TBD…

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 766

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 667 (9)
3. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 587 (3)
5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)

6. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 440
7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419
8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 413

9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 402

10. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 385 (1)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2)

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2)
5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1)
7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1)
8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3)
9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5)

10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7)
3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565

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

6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)

(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398

8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2)
9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)

2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)

3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6)

4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)

5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2)

6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)

7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2)

8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3)

9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)

10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

 

 

 

2/4/21

Volusia Speedway Park

Barberville, FL

All Stars

32 cars

David Gravel (22nd car out to time) set quick time on the fast 4/10-mile oval at 13.229 seconds. Brad Sweet (6th car out) was second quick, followed by Brian Brown (21st), Carson Macedo (32nd), Sam Hafertepe Jr. (25th), Jacob Allen (17th), Aaron Reutzel (28th), Brock Zearfoss (1st), Logan Schuchart (4th) and Donny Schatz (31st). Craig Pellegrini failed to get a lap in. Danny Dietrich had a motor issue and change. Sheldon Haudenschild missed the scales. Sweet, Brent Marks, Gravel and Macedo set quick time in their respective heat groups.

Heat one (started): 1. Schuchart 1s (2) 2. Joey Saldana 12N (1) 3. Sweet 49 (4) 4. Kerry Madsen 101 (8) 5. Zearfoss 3z (3) / 6. Parker Price-Miller 19 (5) 7. Cory Eliason 26 (7) 8. Mason Daniel 33m (6)

8-lap heats saw the heat winners and the fastest qualifier finishing in the top five making the Dash. The top five finishers moved on to the A. Saldana led lap one in this one before Schuchart took over. Zearfoss held off a persistent Price-Miller for the final transfer.

Heat two (started): 1. Danny Dietrich 48 (1) 2. Ian Madsen 11 (2) 3. Brent Marks 5 (4) 4. Anthony Macri 39m (6) 5. Wayne Johnson 2c (7) / 6. Cale Conley 3c (3) 7. Justin Peck 13 (5) DNS – Craig Pellegrini 27c

Macri was penalized to the tail for jumping the first start. Dietrich led wire to wire after changing a motor. Macri jumped back into a transfer before a lap was complete. He then took fourth from Conley on lap two. Johnson was riding well in the low groove and gained on Conley for the final transfer before taking the spot with two to go.

Heat three (started): 1. Kasey Kahne 9 (1) 2. Allen 1a (2) 3. Gravel 2 (4) 4. Brown 21 (3) 5. Tim Shaffer 72 (5) / 6. Hunter Schuerenberg 55 (6) 7. Zach Hampton 15B (8) 8. Joe Conway 11c (7)

The first five were set from the first lap. Conway slowed to bring a caution two laps in. Brown passed Gravel for third in a good battle on lap four, but Gravel battled back the net lap.

Heat four (started): 1. Schatz 15 (1) 2. Reutzel 83 (2) 3. Macedo 41 (4) 4. Sheldon Haudenschild 17 (8) 5. Tyler Courtney 7BC (6) / 6. Gio Scelzi 18 (5) 7. Hafertepe 15H (3) 8. Steve Buckwalter 17B (7)

This was by far the stoutest heat from the pole to the tail. Schatz took off and won going away from the solid field. Haudenschild jumped from eighth to fourth right away. Courtney used the low side to track down Scelzi for the final transfer with two to go.

Dash one (started): 1. Sweet (1) 2. Dietrich (3) 3. Schatz (2) 4. Brown (5) 5. Marks (4)

4-lap heats set the inside (dash one) and outside (dash two) starting spots in the first five rows of the feature. Dietrich used a good start to slide by Schatz for second.

Dash two (started): 1. Macedo (2) 2. Schuchart (1) 3. Gravel (3) 4. Allen (5) 5. Kahne (4)

Macedo led the distance. Allen made the only pass, getting by Kahne on lap two.

B main (started): 1. Price-Miller (2) 2. Hafertepe (1) 3. Eliason (6) 4. Scelzi (3) / 5. Daniel (9) 6. Peck (7) 7. Conley (4) 8. Buckwalter (10) 9. Hampton (8) 10. Conway (11) 11. Schuerenberg (5) DNS – Pellegrini

The 12-lap feature took the top four to the back of the A. Schuerenberg tagged the turn two wall and dropped out at the outset. Price-Miller led Hafertepe the distance. Eliason moved up from row three to fourth by lap two before a Hampton spin slowed things. Price-Miller led Hafertepe, Scelzi, Eliason and Conley back to green. Eliason would gain a spot on the restart and finish there.

A main (started): 1. Macedo (2) 2. Schuchart (4) 3. Sweet (1) 4. Gravel (6) 5. Dietrich (3) 6. Allen (8) 7. Schatz (5) 8. Saldana (12) 9. Kahne (10) 10. Haudenschild (16) 11. Zearfoss (17) 12. Marks (9) 13. K. Madsen (14) 14. Shaffer (18) 15. Scelzi (24) 16. Reutzel (11) 17. Courtney (19) 18. Brown (7) 19. I. Madsen (13) 20. Eliason (23) 21. Price-Miller (21) 22. Macri (15) 23. Hafertepe (22) 24. Johnson (20)

The 25-lapper saw a track that yielded a top groove and not much else. Macedo, Schuchart, Sweet and Gravel settled into the top four on the first lap and that’s how things ended. There were some exciting times in traffic in the non-stop event from lap seven on, but Macedo negotiated things every single time in his first win for Jason Johnson Racing. Scelzi was the hard-charger.

 

 

2/3/21

Volusia Speedway Park

Barberville, FL

All Stars

34 cars

Brad Sweet (10th car out to time) set quick time on the 4/10-mile oval at 13.032 seconds. Brent Marks (13th car out) was second quick, followed by Donny Schatz (7th), David Gravel (16th), Jason Sides (5th), Brian Brown (34th), Sheldon Haudenschild (9th), Parker Price-Miller (12th), Danny Dietrich (14th) and Carson Macedo (29th). Justin Peck lost an engine in hot laps and scratched. Craig Pellegrini also scratched after hot laps. Schatz, Sweet, Aaron Reutzel and Brown were the fastest cars in their respective heat groups.

Heat one (started): 1. Haudenschild 17 (2) 2. Ian Madsen 11 (1) 3. Schatz 15 (4) 4. Sides 7s (3) 5. Jacob Allen 1a (7) / 6. Brock Zearfoss 3z (5) 7. Joey Saldana 12N (6) DNS – Craig Pellegrini 27c, Justin Peck 13

8-lap heats took the winner and fastest qualifier finishing in the top five to the Dash. I. Madsen led early over Haudenschild and Sides. Haudenschild slid Madsen in one and two on lap two to take the lead, while Schatz worked by Sides for third. Allen grabbed the final transfer from Zearfoss at the halfway point.

Heat two (started): 1. Gravel 2 (2) 2. Sweet 49 (4) 3. Price-Miller 19 (1) 4. Marks 5 (3) 5. Danny Dietrich 48 (5) / 6. Cory Eliason 26 (7) 7. Mason Daniel 33m (6) 8. Carson Short 21s (8) 9. Joe Conway 11c (9)

Gravel led the distance. Sweet shot by Price-Miller on lap two to nail down second. Conway exited early.

Heat three (started): 1. Gio Scelzi 18 (1) 2. Tyler Courtney 7BC (2) 3. Kasey Kahne 9 (3) 4. Reutzel 83 (4) 5. Anthony Macri 39m (5) / 6. Hunter Schuerenberg 55 (7) 7. Wayne Johnson 2c (6) 8. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (8)

This one was mostly single-file. A good battle for fourth developed between Reutzel and Macri.

Heat four (started): 1. Kraig Kinser 11K (1) 2. Logan Schuchart 1s (2) 3. Brown 21 (4) 4. Macedo 41 (3) 5. Kerry Madsen 101 (6) / 6. Cale Conley 3c (5) 7. Zach Hampton 15B (7) DNS – Steve Buckwalter 17B

Another mostly single-file affair at high-speed.

Dash one (started): 1. Haudenschild (1) 2. Sides (2) 3. Sweet (5) 4. Scelzi (3) 5. Kinser (4)

4-lap dashes set the inside (dash one) and outside (dash two) of the first five rows of the feature. Haudenschild led wire to wire. Sweet worked by Scelzi on lap two for third.

Dash two (started): 1. Brown (2) 2. Schatz (4) 3. Marks (1) 4. Reutzel (5) 5. Gravel (1)

B main (started): 1. Eliason (2) 2. Daniel (1) 3. Saldana (6) 4. Zearfoss (3) / 5. Conley (4) 6. Hafertepe (10) 7. Schuerenberg (5) 8. Short (9) 9. Hampton (8) 10. Johnson (7) 11. Conway (11) DNS – Buckwalter, Pellegrini, Peck

The 12-lap B took the top four to the A. Eliason led Daniel the distance. Saldana shot by Conley for third on lap two. By lap four, Zearfoss moved into fifth. He slowly reeled in Conley before getting by him in turn four on the last lap. The two contacted and bounced across the line at the finish.

A main (started): 1. Schuchart (11) 2. Schatz (4) 3. Sweet (5) 4. Gravel (10) 5. Marks (6) 6. Courtney (12) 7. Macedo (16) 8. Haudenschild (1) 9. Dietrich (17) 10. Eliason (21) 11. K. Madsen (20) 12. Reutzel (8) 13. Kahne (15) 14. Brown (2) 15. Allen (18) 16. Macri (19) 17. Price-Miller (14) 18. Daniel (22) 19. I. Madsen (11) 20. Zearfoss (24) 21. Scelzi (7) 22. Kinser (9) 23. Saldana (23) 24. Sides (3)

The 25-lapper saw Sides get tagged from behind into a spin to start things. He restarted at the tail. Brown led Sweet and Haudenschild early. Schatz worked by Haudenschild for third on lap two. Brown and Sweet rode the rim ahead of the pack, with Sweet getting by to take the point on lap seven. Schatz followed him into second on lap eight. The leaders hit lapped traffic on lap nine. Haudenschild slid by Brown into third on lap 12. Schatz was making the bottom of one and two work, and picked off Sweet, who was working traffic on lap 13 before Kinser came to a stop, bringing caution. The restart saw Schatz leading Sweet, Haudenschild, Brown and Gravel. Gravel tried to take two cars in three and four. Brown got over the cushion in four, got sideways and collected Scelzi, who retired. On the restart, Schuchart moved into the top five, while Gravel briefly took second from Sweet. Schuchart moved into third, battling with Sweet for second. Gravel relegated Haudenschild to fifth as they went back and forth again. Lap 19 saw the final caution for I. Madsen, who got into the turn two wall. Schatz led Sweet, Schuchart, Gravel and Haudenschild back to green. With four to go, Schuchart shot by Sweet for second. His momentum was unstoppable, and he coasted by Schatz with two to go to go on to win from row six.

 

 

2/2/21

East Bay Raceway

Gibsonton, FL

2nd Annual Jean Lynch Classic

All Stars

36 cars

Ian Madsen (24th car out to time) set quick time at 12.680 seconds on the 1/3-mile oval. Tony Stewart (17th car out) was second quick, followed by Terry McCarl (19th), Tim Shaffer (23rd), Cory Eliason (28th), Justin Peck (18th), Anthony Macri (27th), Kyle Reinhardt (8th), Donny Schatz (29th) and Brent Marks (26th). Reinhardt, Stewart, I. Madsen and Eliason were quickest in their respective groups. Sean Rayhall and Danny Smith both had motor troubles. Brad Howard had a fire in hot laps but stamped out his own flames on his leg and returned to qualify.

Heat one (started): 1. Steve Buckwalter 17B (1) 2. RJ Jacobs 18J (2) 3. Tyler Ross 75 (5) 4. Reinhardt 91 (4) 5. Hunter Schuerenberg 55 (6) / 6. Chris Myers 25 (3) 7. Brandon Conkel 08 (7) 8. Billy Boyd Jr. 4B (9) 9. Zach Hampton 15B (8)

8-lap heats took the winner and the quickest driver in the group finishing in the top five to the dashes. Most of the heats were single-file on a heavy track.

Heat two (started): 1. Tyler Courtney 7BC (2) 2. Gio Scelzi 18 (1) 3. Peck 13 (3) 4. Stewart 14 (4) 5. Chris Windom 19 (5) / 6. Carson Short 21 (6) 7. Paulie Colagiovanni 10 (8) 8. Craig Pellegrini 27c (9) 9. Frank Neill 88N (7)

Courtney led the distance. Neill had something break and went into the backstretch wall and turned over. He was unhurt, but done for the night.

Heat three (started): 1. Shaffer 72 (2) 2. Macri 39m (1) 3. I. Madsen 11 (4) 4. Brent Marks 5 (5) 5. Kerry Madsen 101 (7) / 6. Cale Conley 3c (6) 7. T. McCarl 24 (3) 8. Mark Imler 40I (8) DNS – Sean Rayhall 14R

T. McCarl gets sideways on lap two, saves it and comes to a stop. He restarted at the tail, but it was tough to make up ground. Shaffer led the whole way.

Heat four (started): 1. Schatz 15 (3) 2. Jamie Myers 1 (2) 3. Cole Duncan 22 (6) 4. Eliason 26 (4) 5. Scotty Thiel 73 (5) / 6. Brad Howard 49H (7) 7. AJ Maddox 3A (8) 8. Carson McCarl 27 (1) DNS – Danny Smith 4

C. McCarl spun before a lap could be completed, collecting Thiel. Somehow Eliason made it through after heavy contact. Only C. McCarl was done. Schatz led wire to wire in dominating fashion. Maddox was running well in the final transfer at the halfway point, when he went up in smoke.

Dash one (started): 1. I. Madsen (2) 2. Schatz (3) 3. Stewart (1) 4. Buckwalter (4) 5. Reinhardt (5)

4-lap dashes set the inside (dash one) and outside (dash two) starting spots in the first five rows of the feature. I. Madsen led wire to wire. Schatz passed his teammate Stewart for second on lap two.

Dash two (started): 1. Eliason (2) 2. Peck (1) 3. Macri (3) 4. Courtney (5) 5. Shaffer (4)

B main (started): 1. T. McCarl (1) 2. Conley (2) 3. C. Myers (3) 4. Short (5) / 5. Howard (4) 6. Colagiovanni (7) 7. Hampton (11) 8. Imler (8) 9. Conkel (6) 10. Boyd Jr. (10) 11. Pellegrini (9) DNS – Maddox, C. McCarl, Rayhall, Neill, Smith

The 12-lapper took the top four to the A. Pellegrini came to a stop and exited before a lap could be completed. T. McCarl led the distance ahead of Conley. C. Myers and Short swapped third a couple of times, but the four transfers were decided.

A main (started): 1. Schatz (3) 2. I. Madsen (1) 3. K. Madsen (17) 4. Courtney (8) 5. Scelzi (13) 6. Shaffer (10) 7. Peck (4) 8. Stewart (5) 9. Marks (16) 10. Schuerenberg (19) 11. Eliason (2) 12. Macri (6) 13. Buckwalter (7) 14. Short (24) 15. Thiel (18) 16. T. McCarl (21) 17. Ross (14) 18. Jacobs (12) 19. Conley (22) 20. C. Myers (23) 21. Reinhardt (9) 22. J. Myers (11) 23. Duncan (15) 24. Windom (20)

Eliason led the 30-lapper early over Schatz and I. Madsen. Peck shot by I. Madsen for third on lap five. Eliason was into lapped traffic on lap six. Peck continued his surge forward by passing Schatz for second on lap 8 before Windom spun, collecting the leader, Eliason. Eliason restarted at the tail. Thiel replaced a right rear and restarted at the tail. Peck now led on the restart, ahead of Schatz, I Madsen, Macri and Courtney. I. Madsen moved under Schatz for second, but Schatz reclaimed the spot a lap later. Courtney and Shaffer moved by Macri on lap 11 for fourth and fifth. T. McCarl brought a caution on lap 11. K. Madsen was on the move on the restart, checking into the top five after starting 17th. Schatz sized up Peck, who seemed to be fading and passed him for the lead at the halfway point. I. Madsen followed him into second a lap later. Schatz was in lapped traffic on lap seventeen. Courtney moved into the top three with a pass of Peck on lap 17 before someone hit and infield tire, bringing the last caution. K. Madsen took fourth on the restart, and then slid by Courtney for a podium spot with 11 to go. Schatz could not be headed for his second win of the week.

 

 

1/30/21

Screven Motor Speedway

Sylvania, GA

All Stars

38 cars

A meal was provided for everyone pitside to start things off. Boiled shrimp, Shepherd’s Pie, Pork, Mac and cheese, potatoes and much more. A huge thanks to the staff at Screven Motorsports Park.

Donny Schatz (18th car out to time) set quick time for the second night in a row at 12.810 seconds on the 1/3-mile. Tyler Courtney (24th car out) was second quick, followed by Gio Scelzi (16th), Kyle Reinhardt (36th), Scotty Thiel (6th), Sheldon Haudenschild (13th), Kerry Madsen (15th), Sam Hafertepe Jr. (26th), Cory Eliason (19th) and Aaron Reutzel (23rd). Skylar Gee, Ian Madsen and Sean Rayhall had issues in hot laps. Thiel, Schatz, Courtney and Reinhardt set quick time in their respective groups. Gee would scratch for the night, while I. Madsen would as well, though he got a time in.

Heat one (started): 1. Carson Short 21 (1) 2. Anthony Macri 39m (3) 3. Jacob Allen 1a (2) 4. Thiel 73 (4) 5. Cole Duncan 22 (5) / 6. Tony Stewart 14 (6) 7. Mason Daniel 33m (9) 8. Brent Marks 5 (8) 9. Danny Dietrich 48 (7) 10. Mark Imler 40 (10)

8-lap heats took the winner to the Dash and the fastest car of the heat (starting outside row two) as well, if they finished in the top five spots qualifying for the A. Short led Allen and Macri early. Macri shot by Allen for second don the second lap. Stewart tagged the wall while running fifth on lap five and Duncan shot past for the final transfer. Dietrich spun with three to go.

Heat two (started): 1. Haudenschild 17 (2) 2. K. Madsen 101 (1) 3. Scelzi 18 (3) 4. Eliason 26 (5) 5. RJ Jacobs 18J (6) / 6. Jamie Myers 1 (7) 7. Carson McCarl 27 (8) 8. Nick Tucker 70 (9) 9. Sean Rayhall 14R (10) DQ (Scales, Crossed 3rd) Schatz (4)

Haudenschild led the distance. Rayhall spun bringing a caution one laps in. Schatz pressured K. Madsen throughout, and then missed the scales on his way off, bringing a DQ. Jacobs garnered the fifth and final transfer as a result.

Heat three (started): 1. Reutzel 83 (2) 2. Justin Peck 13 (1) 3. Courtney 7BC (4) 4. Hafertepe Jr. 15H (3) 5. Brock Zearfoss 3z (5) / 6. Brad Howard 49H (6) 7. Cale Conley 3c (9) 8. Tyler Ross 75 (7) 9. Danny Smith 4 (8)

Reutzel led wire to wire. Smith tipped over two laps in, but continued. Courtney took third from Hafertepe on the restart. Ross spun after challenging for a transfer with three laps to go.

Heat four (started): 1. Hunter Schuerenberg 55 (2) 2. Kraig Kinser 11K (1) 3. Logan Schuchart 1s (4) 4. Reinhardt 91 (3) 5. Chris Myers 25 (6) / 6. Brandon Conkel 08 (5) 7. Craig Pellegrini 27c (7) DNS – Ian Madsen 11, Skylar Gee 28

Schuerenberg led flag to flag in a mostly single-file event.

Dash one (started): 1. Scelzi (1) 2. Hafertepe (3) 3. Courtney (5) 4. Reinhardt (2) 5. K. Madsen (4)

4-lap dashes set the first five rows (Dash one the inside rows, Dash two the outsides). K. Madsen had help from behind when he spun on the rfirst lap. Scelzi led from there. Courtney shot by Reinhardt for third on lap two.

Dash two (started): 1. Haudenschild (2) 2. Reutzel (1) 3. Short (3) 4. Schuerenberg (5) 5. Thiel (4)

B main (started): 1. Schatz (1) 2. Daniel (7) 3. Marks (10) 4. Conkel (5) / 5. Ross (11) 6. Conley (6) 7. McCarl (9) 8. Tucker (13) 9. C. Myers (4) 10. Rayhall (15) 11. Imler (14) 12. Stewart (3) 13. Pellegrini (8) 14. Howard (2) 15. Smith (12) DNS – I. Madsen, Dietrich, Gee

The 12-lap B took the top four to the feature. Schatz led Stewart, Daniel and Conkel early. Stewart and Schatz put on a nice battle with Tony taking the lead on lap two before a Howard spin. Schatz took the lead back after the restart, and Marks took fifth from McCarl. Howqard spun again. That restart saw Daniel take wnd from Stewart and Marks got by Conkel into the fourth and final transfer. Marks took third from Stewart on the white flag lap. Stewart slowed to a stop on the final circuit and Conkel grabbed fourth.

A main (started): 1. Reutzel (4) 2. Reinhardt (7) 3. Hafertepe Jr. (3) 4. Schatz (21) 5. Peck (12) 6. Scelzi (1) 7. K. Madsen (9) 8. Schuchart (15) 9. Macri (11) 10. Kinser (13) 11. Allen (14) 12. Eliason (16) 13. Haudenschild (2) 14. Courtney (5) 15. Schuerenberg (8) 16. Thiel (10) 17. Marks (23) 18. Zearfoss (17) 19. Jacobs (18) 20. C. Myers (20) 21. Conkel (24) 22. Short (6) 23. Daniel (22) 24. Duncan (19)

Courtney performed a 360 spin before a lap could be completed. It collected Schuerenberg, Daniel and Schatz. All restarted at the tail. Contact from Zearfoss sent Duncan into the wall on the restart. He was unhurt. Haudenschild led Scelzi and Reutzel early in the 35-lapper. Hafertepe worked by Reutzel for third on lap two, but Reutzel slid him to return the favor on the following lap. Haudenschild entered lapped traffic on lap seven. Reutzel pressured Scelzi for second before getting by on lap 18. Hafertepe followed him by for third as Scelzi took a while to regain his momentum. Daniel got into the turn one wall nineteen laps in. Haudenschild led Reutzel, Hafertepe, Scelzi and Reinhardt back to green. Schatz had climbed from the tail to tenth. Peck shot into fifth on the restart, while Schatz climbed to eighth. Peck took fourth from Scelzi on lap 22. Reutzel passed Haudenschild in traffic on lap 24. Three laps later, Sheldon spun in turn one, giving up second. Reutzel led Hafertepe, Peck, Scelzi and Reinhardt back to green. Schatz moved up to sixth on the restart, and then took Scelzi for fifth on lap 29. Meanwhile, Reinhardt was gaining steam, getting by Peck for third. Short shucked a rear end with three laps to go. The final dash saw Reutzel hold them off, while Reinhardt moved into second, and Schatz, the hard-charger, fourth. Reutzel earned $10,000 for his win.

 

 


 

1/29/21

Screven Motor Speedway

Sylvania, GA

All Stars

34 cars

Temperatures that dropped into the 30’s greeted the All Stars in their opener. Screven is a fast third-mile with good eats. I went with BBQ wings and chicken and dumplings.

Donny Schatz (33rd car out to time) set quick time on the Georgia red clay that got faster as qualifying went on with a time of 13.216 seconds. Tyler Courtney (30th car out) was second quick, followed by Sheldon Haudenschild (28th), Gio Scelzi (23rd), Aaron Reutzel (29th), Justin Peck (20th), Sam Hafertepe Jr. (25th), Cory Eliason (12th), Carson Short (16th) and Kyle Reinhardt (31st). Hunter Schuerenberg, Eliason, Scelzi and Schatz were the quickest in their respective groups.

Heat one (started): 1. Anthony Macri 39m (1) 2. Schuerenberg 55 (4) 3. Kerry Madsen 101 (6) 4. Scotty Thiel 73 (2) 5. Mason Daniel 33m (5) / 6. Kraig Kinser 11K (7) 7. Danny Dietrich 48 (9) 8. Chris Myers 25 (3) 9. Bradley Howard 49H (8)

8-lap heats were split into groups and inverted four by time. Winners of the heat and the fastest qualifier left over went to the Dash. The top five went to the A. Macri led Schuerenberg and Thiel early. By lap two K. Madsen was up into the fourth spot. Howard spun on lap six. Macri led Schuerenberg, Thiel, K. Madsen and Daniel back to green. K. Madsen shot his Ohio based ride into third at that point. Kinser challenged Daniel late, but settled for sixth.

Heat two (started): 1. Short 21 (3) 2. Ian Madsen 11 (1) 3. Sean Rayhall 14R (2) 4. Eliason 26 (4) 5. Tony Stewart 14 (6) / 6. Tyler Ross 75 (9) 7. Cole Duncan 22 (8) 8. Jamie Myers 1 (5) 9. Brandon Conkel 08 (7)

Madsen dueled with Rayhall to lead lap one, but Short took advantage of their battle and shot by to lead lap two. He went on to dominate a mostly single-file event.

Heat three (started): 1. Hafertepe 15H (2) 2. Brent Marks 5 (1) 3. Peck 13 (3) 4. Scelzi 18 (4) 5. Skylar Gee 28 (6) / 6. Carson McCarl 27 (5) 7. Danny Smith 4 (8) 8. Nick Tucker 70 (7)

Hafertepe hit the high side near the wall and dominated wire to wire. Scelzi slid by Peck for third on lap two. When Peck returned the favor on lap four, Scelzi appeared to settle into fourth and not risk losing his Dash spot.

Heat four (started): 1. Haudenschild 17 (2) 2. Schatz 15 (4) 3. Reutzel 83 (1) 4. Courtney 7BC (3) 5. Cale Conley 3c (5) / 6. Reinhardt 91 (6) 7. RJ Jacobs 18J (7) 8. Craig Pellegrini 27c (8)

Haudenschild led throughout with Schatz in hot pursuit. Conley passed Reinhardt for the final transfer on lap two.

Dash one (started): 1. Haudenschild (2) 2. Courtney (1) 3. Schuerenberg (4) 4. Reutzel (3) 5. Eliason (5)

Four lap Dashes set up the inside (Dash one) and outside (Dash two) of the first five rows in the feature.

Dash two (started): 1. Hafertepe (1) 2. Schatz (4) 3. Short (2) 4. Scelzi (3) 5. Macri (5)nscjj

B main (started): 1. Reinhardt (1) 2. Jacobs (2) 3. Kinser (4) 4. Dietrich (7) / 5. McCarl (3) 6. C. Myers (9) 7. Ross (5) 8. Duncan (6) 9. Howard (14) 10. Smith (8) 11. Tucker (11) 12. J. Myers (10) 13. Conkel (13) 14. Pellegrini (12)

The 12-lap B took the top four to the feature. Reinhardt led Jacobs and Kinser flag to flag. The battle was for the fourth and final transfer. McCarl slid by Thiel to take the spot on lap three. Dietrich was fifth by lap three as well. He gained on McCarl, but Carson was executing great moves in lapped traffic. Dietrich had momentum in one and two on the last lap and slid by McCarl. When McCarl came back across his bow in turn three, he turned it back down the high banks and both cars did wheelstands across the checkers with Dietrich edging McCarl for the spot.

A main (started): 1. Schatz (4) 2. Reutzel (7) 3. Courtney (3) 4. Short (6) 5. Hafertepe (2) 6. Eliason (9) 7. Scelzi (8) 8. Schuerenberg (5) 9. Peck (13) 10. I. Madsen (11) 11. Marks (12) 12. K. Madsen (15) 13. Stewart (18) 14. Daniel (19) 15. Conley (17) 16. Macri (10) 17. Jacobs (22) 18. Thiel (16) 19. Dietrich (24) 20. Gee (20) 21. Haudenschild (1) 22. Reinhardt (21) 23. Kinser (23) 24. Rayhall (14)

The 30-lapper saw Hafertepe scream to the high side and lead lap one over Haudenschild and Schatz, but that was called back for a Rayhall flip in turn one that necessitated a 20-minute fence repair. After an open red, Hafertepe again shot out to the lead over Haudenschild, Courtney and Schatz. Haudenschild slid by Hafertepe to take the point on lap three and entered lapped traffic on lap six. A tangle involving Reinhardt, Thiel and Stewart collected the leader at that point. Haudenschild restarted at the rear. Dietrich and Kinser, who exited also came to a stop. Hafertepe was back in the lead ahead of Courtney, Schatz, Reutzel and Short. Two laps later, Haudenschild spun, collecting Thiel and Jacobs, ending his night. The leaders stayed the same, with Hafertepe hitting lapped traffic at the halfway point. Courtney turned it on at that point, and got by the leader to the point on lap 15. Schatz was using the low side and also disposed of Hafertepe. He set his sights on Courtney and shot under him on lap 18. He dominated from there on. Reutzel moved by Courtney on lap 24, but Courtney came back to the second spot on lap 26. With three to go, Reutzel took second for good in a great battle, and was the hard-charger. Meanwhile, Schatz had checked out.

 

 

 

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 766

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 667 (9)
3. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 587 (3)
5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)

6. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 440
7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419
8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 413

9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 402

10. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 385 (1)

11. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 348

12. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 347 (4)

13. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 341
14. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 338 (1)

15. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 332 (1)

16. Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 304
17. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 285
(tie) Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 285 (2)

19. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 276 (1)

20. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 259 (2)
21. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 245
22. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 232 (1)
(tie) Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 232
24. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 227

(tie) Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 227
26. Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 214

27. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 209
28. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 181
29. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 164 (1)

(tie) Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 164

31. Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 160

32. Scott Biertzer, West Bend, WI, 157
33. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 139

34. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 129
35. Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 123

36. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 118

37. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 115

(tie) Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 115

39. Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 114
40. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 108

(tie) Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 108

42. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 99

43. Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 95

44. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 91
45. Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 88

46. Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 86

(tie) Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 86
48. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 85

49. Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 83

50. Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 80

51. Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 73

(tie) Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 73
53. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 72
(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 72
55. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70
(tie) Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 70
(tie) Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 70

58. Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 63

59. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 62 (1)
60. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 60
61. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 58

(tie) Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 58

63. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 56
(tie) Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 56
(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 56
66. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 55
67. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52
(tie) Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 52
(tie) Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 52
(tie) Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 52

(tie) Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 52
(tie) Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 52
73. Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 50

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 50

(tie) Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 50

76. Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 48

77. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 45
78. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44

79. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 40
80. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 39

(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 39
82. Brian Bell, Gallaway, TN, 38
(tie) Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 38
(tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 38

(tie) Travis Arenz, Sheboygan, WI, 38
86. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 36

87. Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 35
(tie) Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK, 35
89. Jeff Asher, Park Hills, MO, 34

(tie) Morgan Turpen, Somerville, TN, 34

91. Austin Deblauw, Ventura, CA, 32
92. Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 28
(tie) Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 28

(tie) Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 28
95. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 26
97. Gerard McIntyre Jr., New Oxford, PA, 25
98. Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 24

(tie) Jack Routson, Waterman, IL, 24

(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 24
101. Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 22
102. Matt VanderVere, Zion, IL, 20
(tie) Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 20
(tie) Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 20

(tie) Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 20

(tie) Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, IN, 20

(tie) Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH, 20

(tie) Christopher Bell, Norman, OK, 20
109. Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 18
(tie) Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 18
(tie) Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 18
(tie) Dan McCarron, Britton, MI, 18
(tie) Ryan Ruhl, Coldwater, MI, 18

(tie) Andy Bishop, Harrisburg, IL, 18

(tie) Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 18
116. Zach Hampton, Indianapolis, IN, 16
(tie) Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 16
(tie) Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA, 16
(tie) Blake Egeland, Climax, MN, 16
(tie) Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 16

(tie) Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 16

(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 16
123. Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14
(tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 14
125. Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 12
(tie) Greg Nikitenko, Minot, ND, 12
(tie) Scott Uttech, New Berlin, WI, 12

(tie) Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 12

(tie) Koby Barksdale, Norman, OK, 12

(tie) Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 12
131. Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10
(tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 10
(tie) Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 10
134. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8
(tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8
(tie) Tony Wondra, Campbellsport, WI, 8
(tie) Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 8

(tie) Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 8
139. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6
(tie) Preston Perlmutter, San Antonio, TX, 6
(tie) Tom Egeland, Climax, MN, 6
(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 6
143. Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4
(tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4
(tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4
(tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4
(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 4
(tie) Tyler Shoemaker, Clinton, IL, 4
(tie) Zach Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 4

(tie) Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK, 4
151. Nick Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 2
(tie) Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 2

(tie) Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO, 2

World of Outlaws member wins…

6, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA
3, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH
2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA
2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT
1, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN

2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)
Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 8 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sun, Aug 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Aug 22 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 28 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Paul Nienshier, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Sept 11 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO)
Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial) (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, Sept 18 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL)
Fri, Sept 25 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 26 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, Oct 2 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Fri, Oct 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Carson Short, Marion, IL)
Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO) (Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK)
Sat, Oct 17 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) (WoO) (James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

10/24/20

Kokomo Speedway
Kokomo, IN

WoO and Non-wing

44 WoO cars
34 Non-wing cars

Sorry for the late report, It was chilly, but two divisions of sprint cars at Kokomo is a must-see particularly on one of the last shows of the year. The car count of 78 didn’t disappoint. Five drivers performed double duty including Tyler Courtney, Paul Nienhiser, Justin Grant, Chase Stockon and Clinton Boyles. The crowd turned up despite the temperatures.

WoO

Paige Polyak’s night ended in hot laps with an encounter with the always looming turn two wall. Sammy Swindell’s eight year old track record of 10.950 was challenged by Brad Sweet, who was the third to last car to time, checking in at 10.981 seconds. Jacob Allen (8th car to time) set the standard in the first of two flights with an 11.031 second lap on the quarter mile. Donny Schatz (6th car out) was second quick, followed by Aaron Reutzel (21st), Shane Stewart (11th) and Tim Kaeding (22nd) in Tony Stewart’s #14. Following Sweet in the second flight were Cory Eliason (29th), Parker Price-Miller (35th), Dominic Scelzi (23rd) and Tyler Courtney (28th). Carson Macedo got one lap in the second group after changing an engine.

Heat one (started): 1. Allen 1a (1) 2. Reutzel 87 (2) 3. Logan Schuchart 1s (4) 4. Spencer Bayston 71x (6) 5. Wayne Johnson 2c (5) / 6. Jason Sides 7s (9) 7. Nate Dussel 1 (10) 8. Carson Short 21 (8) 9. Bill Rose 6 (11) 10. Kaeding 14 (3) 11. Kerry Madsen 2m (7)

10-lap heats took the top two to the Dash and top five to the feature. Kaeding tangled with K. Maden before a lap could be completed, with both getting upside down. Kaeding would return to the B, while Madsen loaded up with a busted frame. Allen led the distance from there, with a battle forming for the fifth and final transfer. Bayston, driving one of three Indy Race Parts entries, would snatch it from Sides at the midway point and then set his sights on Johnson, passing him at the white flag for fourth.

Heat two (started): 1. Stewart 71 (2) 2. Schatz 15 (1) 3. Buddy Kofoid 67 (4) 4. Hunter Schuerenberg 55 (5) 5. Paul Nienhiser 5K (6) / 6. Zane DeVault 27z (9) 7. Brinton Marvel 21x (7) 8. Mason Daniel 33m (8) 9. Ryan Ruhl 5R (3) 10. Justin Grant 6m (10) 11. Tyler Rankin 16c (11)

Stewart led wire to wire, beating Schatz to turn one. Schuerenberg bested Nienhiser on lap two for fourth. DeVault moved up nicely from row five and looked like he might challenge for the final transfer before settling for sixth.

Heat three (started): 1. Sheldon Haudenschild 17 (4) 2. Sweet 49 (1) 3. Courtney 7BC (3) 4. James McFadden 9 (7) 5. Price-Miller 71P (2) / 6. DJ Foos 16 (6) 7. Chris Windom 19 (9) 8. Gary Taylor 18 (8) 9. Chase Stockon 5s (10) 10. Frank Rodgers III 6x (11) 11. David Gravel 41 (5)

The most entertaining of the heats started with a Windom spin that negated a McFadden run from row four into the top five. Sweet led PPM and Haudenschild early. Haudenschild worked by PPM for second on lap two before Gravel snapped a rear axle battling with Foos for fifth. McFadden jumped from sixth to fourth on the restart, and Courtney got by PPM for third. The top three were three-wide for the lead for a moment. Haudenschild takes the lead from Sweet on lap five for good.

Heat four (started): 1. Eliason 26 (1) 2. Scelzi 83 (2) 3. Ian Madsen 11 (4) 4. Carson Macedo 2 (8) 5. Kraig Kinser 11K (3) / 6. Daryn Pittman 72 (5) 7. Justin Peck 5x (6) 8. Austin McCarl 101 (7) 9. Clinton Boyles 98 (9) 10. Koby Barksdale 22 (10) DNS – Paige Polyak 19P

Macedo jumps the start a row before the green into a transfer, much to the chagrin of Pittman who lets him know under a caution for a stopped Boyles a lap in. Eliason led the distance with Scelzi and I. Madsen in tow. Macedo was fourth, while Kinser held off Pittman, whose hard night was just beginning.

C main (started): 1. Rose (1) 2. Stockon (2) / 3. Ruhl (3) 4. Boyles (4) 5. Barksdale (7) 6. Grant (5) 7. Rankin (8) 8. Rodgers (6) DNS – K. Madsen, Polyak

The 10-lap C main took two to the B. Rose led throughout. Grant spun four laps in. The best racing was for third between Michigander Ruhl and Boyles.

Dash (started): 1. Haudenschild (4) 2. Schatz (2) 3. Reutzel (3) 4. Sweet (8) 5. Stewart (6) 6. Eliason (7) 7. Allen (5) 8. Scelzi (1)

The 8-lap Dash determined the top eight starting spots for the feature, and proved very entertaining. Schatz led Scelzi and Reutzel early. Haudenschild shot by Reutzel on lap two for third and set his sights on Scelzi. They were a bit too close as Sheldon knocked Scelzi’s rear bumper into a spin. Reutzel worked by Haudenschild back into the second spot, before Haudenschild let it all hang out on the final lap, shooting from third to first to nip Schatz at the line by a tenth of a second.

B main (started): 1. Kaeding (1) 2. Gravel (2) 3. Sides (3) 4. Foos (4) / 5. Peck (10) 6. Windom (8) 7. Dussel (7) 8. Short (11) 9. Marvel (9) 10. Taylor (12) 11. Rose (15) 12. Daniel (13) 13. Stockon (16) 14. McCarl (14) 15. Pittman (6) 16. DeVault (5)

Graven led Sides and Kaeding early. Kaeding rode the cushion around Sides and then took the lead from Gravel on lap three, while Foos nabbed the final transfer spot from Pittman. Foos continued his charge in the Burmeister 16, getting by Sides for third on lap five. A battle ensued that saw Sides get back under for the spot on lap seven. Pittman worked by Foos for fourth on lap eight, but Foos returned the favor in a great battle on the next lap. Contact with Peck sent Pittman into a spin, and he retired. The restart had Kaeding ahead of Gravel, Sides, Foos and Peck. With one to go, McCarl contacted an infield tire and got upside down. Pittman also suffered damage and went pitside. Peck surged into fourth, but Foos battled back on the last circuit to reclaim the final transfer by a tenth.

A main (started): 1. Haudenschild (1) 2. Schatz (2) 3. Schuchart (9) 4. McFadden (14) 5. Macedo (16) 6. Allen (7) 7. Courtney (10) 8. I. Madsen (12) 9. Gravel (22) 10. Reutzel (3) 11. Sweet (4) 12. Sides (23) 13. Price-Miller (18) 14. Foos (24) 15. Kaeding (21) 16. Eliason (6) 17. Bayston (13) 18. Kinser (20) 19. Scelzi (8) 20. Pittman (25, prov.) 21. Schuerenberg (15) 22. Kofoid (11) 23. Nienhiser (19) 24. Stewart (5) 25. Johnson (17)

The 40-lapper saw Haudenschild jump out to a lead ahead of Schatz and Reutzel. Stewart was on the move, and got under Reutzel for third on lap three. The leaders were in lapped traffic on lap seven. Two circuits later, Schatz took advantage of heavy lapped traffic and worked his way to the lead, putting some distance between he and Haudenschild before a caution for a Stewart spin came 11 laps in. Kinser headed to the work area at the same time. Schatz chose the inside groove on the restart and retained the lead until a lap 19 incident. Kaeding contacted Schuerenberg who spun, with Kofoid. Nienhiser couldn’t avoid and flipped. The incident also collected third running Reutzel, who joined Kaeding as the only cars to continue. Schatz led four more laps before Scelzi and Gravel contacted and spun collecting Pittman, who was done for the night, and Sides. Scelzi also retired. Schatz restarted with Haudenschild got on his tail. On lap 25, Haudenschild made his move for the lead and entered lappers with ten to go. He caught clean air when Price-Miller spun on lap 31. Kaeding who won the B, was on the move and into fifth by that restart. On lap 33, Schuchart gained third from Sweet and Gravel brought the caution with four to go, along with fifth running Kaeding, who retired. Sweet, who was running fourth went up in smoke with three to go, losing several spots. Haudenschild pulled away for the win. Gravel was the hard-charger, recovering to a ninth place finish.
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Non-wing

34 cars qualified in four groups during their hot lap sessions. Dave Darland (13.775) was quickest in the first group, while Chase Stockon (13.280), Jake Swanson (13.221) and Justin Grant (13.146) were fastest in theirs. Billy Winsemann, Rich Barngrover and Ben Knight did not get times in.

Heat one (started): 1. Thomas Meseraull 47 (1) 2. Max Adams 5M (3) 3. Darland 32 (4) 4. Jadon Rogers 14J (2) / 5. AJ Hopkins o4 (6) 6. Anthony D’Alessio 01 (7) 7. Ricky Lewis 11 (5) 8. Dustin Smith 77 (8) 9. Billy Winsemann 98 (9)

Eight-lap heats took the top four to the feature and the top two redrew. Meseraull led the distance. Contact with Lewis sent Hopkins into a spin on lap six. He recovered for fifth, one spot out of a transfer, but good for the pole of the B.

Heat two (started): 1. Chase Stockon 5s (4) 2. Tyler Courtney 7BC (3) 3. Matt Goodnight 39 (1) 4. Tyler Mihocko 5 (2) / 5. Brandon Long 02 (5) 6. Braydon Cromwell 4 (8) 7. Zack Pretorius 9z (6) 8. Damon Cooley 19 (7) DNS – Rich Barngrover 41

Stockon led Mihocko and Courtney early. Courtney would slide by Mihocko for second on lap three. Cooley would pull to the infield with one to go and a scary fire ensued. He was unhurt. Goodnight used the restart to snatch third from Mihocko.

Heat three (started): 1. Clinton Boyles 57 (2) 2. Kevin Thomas Jr. 9K (3) 3. Travis Berryhill 77s (1) 4. Jake Swanson 21az (4) / 5. Paul Nienhiser 54 (5) 6. Nate McMillin 24 (6) 7. Keith Sheffer 86 (7) 8. Jack James 99 (8)

Boyles led the distance. KTJ and Swanston battled for third with Thomas grabbing it on lap two. Thomas would takes the high side around Berryhill into second on lap three.

Heat four (started): 1. Shane Cottle 24P (2) 2. Justin Grant 22 (4) 3. Cole Bodine 57B (3) 4. Saban Bibent 46R (5) / 5. David Hair 44 (6) 6. Robert Bell 71 (7) 7. Davey Ray 14 (1) 8. Ben Knight 16K (8)

Cottle led Grant and Ray early. Ray had a run on Grant for second coming down the backstretch on lap three. Ray had the door slammed shut by Grant, taking out Ray’s front end, sending the midget veteran end over end. Ray was o.k., but done for the night. The event went mostly single-file from there.

B main (started): 1. Hopkins (1) 2. Nienhiser (3) 3. Long (2) 4. D’Alessio (5) 5. McMillin (7) 6. Hair (4) / 7. Cromwell (6) 8. Knight (14) 9. Sheffer (11) 10. James (15) 11. Pretorius (10) 12. Cooley (12) 13. Smith (13) 14. Winsemann (16) 15. Bell (8) 16. Lewis (9) DNS – Ray, Barngrover

The 12-lap B took the top six to the feature. Lewis spun on the first lap, collecting Smith. Hopkins led early over Nienhiser and Long. Nienhiser battled back by to lead lap seven. Hopkins persevered and ran Nienhiser back down in the final corner to win by .059 of a second.

A main (started): 1. Courtney (5) 2. Cottle (1) 3. Grant (7) 4. Darland (9) 5. Stockon (2) 6. Thomas Jr. (8) 7. Rogers (13) 8. Boyles (4) 9. Swanson (15) 10. Berryhill (11) 11. Hopkins (17) 12. Adams (6) 13. Bodine (12) 14. Goodnight (10) 15. Mihocko (14) 16. Nienhiser (18) 17. McMillin (21) 18. D’Allesio (20) 19. Bibent (16) 20. Long (19) 21. Hair (22) 22. Meseraull (3)

Stockon led the 25-lapper early over Cottle and Boyles. T-Mez was third by lap two, and Courtney moved into fourth on lap three. T-Mex ducked out on lap four, and Courtney roared by Cottle for second. He set his sights on the leader, getting by Stockon on lap six. He pulled away into lapped traffic by lap 13. The caution came out on lap 17. Courtney led Stockon, Grant, Thomas and Cottle back to green. Courtney pulled away while Grant claimed second from Stockon with five to go. Hair spun on lap 21, setting up another restart. Cottle used the low side to get by Stockon for third, and then did the same to Grant for second with two to go. The win was worth $2,000 for Courtney. Rogers was the hard-charger.

 

 

Notes from the Weekend in PA/Finale for Midwest Thunder Sprints Saturday!

(Bill W) October 15, 2020, Monroe, IA – Pennsylvania is a calling to any sprint car fan, and I’m no different. COVID-19 has put a damper on the traveling this season, but we try to get at least one trip in to central PA every year, and last weekend seemed to fit best in a year of COVID and senior football.

A bonus was fall foliage in a way that can’t be seen during speedweek or even a trip to Port Royal’s Tuscarora 50 or Williams Grove’s National Open. It was a quick trip out and back with wife Ellen and the first stop was the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing (EMMR) near York Springs.

Though legend Lynn Paxton was not around to add his usual stories and give the tour we enjoy, it is always a great trip. Steve Bubb does a great job with an ever growing library there, and they are just plumb out of room for everything. It’s a problem I know well from the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. Thankfully, a building similar to our staging building in Knoxville is under development.

The latest car to grace the museum is “Baby” driven to so many victories by the legendary Ted Horn. “Baby” is part of Ohio’s Bob McConnell’s collection. Don’t miss the museum on your next trip to PA!

Port Royal hosted the World of Outlaws and it was great to see the improvements (yet again) at the “Speed Palace.” What once was almost an embarrassing facility by comparison, has now become the standard for central Pennsylvania. A new tunnel, and wider front stretch are just a couple of this year’s additions. The best may be the towering pit grandstands added. They reach higher than the main grandstand and offer a unique look down the front straightaway (Kyle really keeps it straight).

Steve O’Neal and his team have done a great job at the Port. It helps that Steve has been and is a fan in the stands. A nice touch is seeing Steve thank every single driver as they go past for hot laps at the beginning of the night. A bit of a light crowd Friday was more than made up for on Saturday. It’s no doubt why Steve has won the 410 Promoter of the Year in the North American Sprint Car Poll for four straight years.

On track, as has been the case in much of 2020, it was all Kyle Larson. Win #40 came in dominating fashion on Friday, before he had to work for it a bit on Saturday. Brent Marks caught a bad break after passing Kyle in traffic and the yellow coming out, negating it. Either way, Kyle is on fire again as he heads into late models in Portsmouth and USAC Silver Crown in Springfield this weekend.

It was great to see our pal Van May as well. As he always says, the stories can get embellished over the years! And thanks Van for buying Ellen that hot chocolate. Joe and Jill Stine of The Podium Awards in Newport acted as our hosts. Jill provides the trophies at Port Royal and always does a great job. She also provides the trophy each year for the Midwest Thunder Sprint Series presented by OpenWheel101.com champion.

On track, most of the Silly Season news came after the fact. Kevin Swindell helped Spencer Bayston in the Roth #83, and Dominic Scelzi will finish out the year in that car. Dylan Cisney partnered with Wisconsin’s Scott Cowman for the weekend. The #2 referenced Scott’s own #02 mostly piloted by Mike Reinke over the years. Look for Cisney to find his way to Knoxville for a handful of races in 2021. Two-time PASS champion Zach Newlin has graduated to 410’s and looked like he is on the right track in only his second weekend in the class. Tony Stewart was a surprise entrant and looked fast, making the show both nights.

Congratulations goes out to Korey Weyant, who edged Paul Nienhiser for his first MOWA sprint car championship. Carson Short took the feature win at Jacksonville on Friday. Congratulations also to Aaron Reutzel for another All Star title running out of the Baughman/Reutzel Motorsports shop in Knoxville.

This weekend marks the final one for the Midwest Thunder Sprint Series presented by OpenWheel101.com. WoO races at Lakeside (Kansas) and Lake Ozark Speedway (Missouri) will decide it. The points are coming down to the end again, with the same two drivers in contention. Kerry Madsen leads Bill Balog by 29 points (see below). Last year, Kerry eked it out by just one position in the finale at LOS.

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Remaining Schedule for the Midwest Thunder Sprints…

Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)
Sat, Oct 17 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) (WoO)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 696

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 667 (9)
3. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 556 (3)
5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419
7. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 414
8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 399

9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 347 (4)

10. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 341
11. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 332

(tie) Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 332 (1)
13. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 330
14. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 321
15. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 304 (1)

(tie) Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 304
17. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 285
18. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 256 (2)
19. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 245
20. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 232 (1)
(tie) Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 232
22. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 227

(tie) Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 227
24. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 214 (2)
(tie) Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 214

26. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 209
27. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 191

28. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 181
29. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 164 (1)

30. Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 160
31. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 158

32. Scott Biertzer, West Bend, WI, 157
33. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 139

34. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 129
35. Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 123

36. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 118

37. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 115

38. Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 114
39. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 108

(tie) Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 108

41. Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 95

42. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 91
43. Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 88

44. Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 86

(tie) Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 86
46. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 85

47. Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 83

48. Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 80
49. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 77

50. Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 73

(tie) Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 73
52. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 72
(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 72
54. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 71
55. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70
(tie) Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 70
(tie) Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 70

58. Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 63

59. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 62 (1)
60. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 60
61. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 58

(tie) Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 58

63. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 56
(tie) Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 56
(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 56
66. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 55
67. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52
(tie) Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 52
(tie) Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 52
(tie) Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 52

(tie) Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 52
(tie) Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 52
73. Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 50

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 50

(tie) Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 50

76. Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 48

77. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 45
78. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44

79. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 40
80. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 39

(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 39
82. Brian Bell, Gallaway, TN, 38
(tie) Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 38
(tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 38

(tie) Travis Arenz, Sheboygan, WI, 38
86. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 36

87. Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 35
(tie) Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK, 35
89. Jeff Asher, Park Hills, MO, 34

(tie) Morgan Turpen, Somerville, TN, 34

91. Austin Deblauw, Ventura, CA, 32
92. Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 28
(tie) Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 28

(tie) Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 28
95. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 26
97. Gerard McIntyre Jr., New Oxford, PA, 25
98. Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 24

(tie) Jack Routson, Waterman, IL, 24

(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 24
101. Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 22
102. Matt VanderVere, Zion, IL, 20
(tie) Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 20
(tie) Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 20

(tie) Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 20

(tie) Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, IN, 20

(tie) Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH, 20
108. Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 18
(tie) Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 18
(tie) Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 18
(tie) Dan McCarron, Britton, MI, 18
(tie) Ryan Ruhl, Coldwater, MI, 18

(tie) Andy Bishop, Harrisburg, IL, 18

(tie) Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 18
115. Zach Hampton, Indianapolis, IN, 16
(tie) Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 16
(tie) Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA, 16
(tie) Blake Egeland, Climax, MN, 16
(tie) Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 16

(tie) Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 16

(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 16
122. Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14
(tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 14
124. Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 12
(tie) Greg Nikitenko, Minot, ND, 12
(tie) Scott Uttech, New Berlin, WI, 12

(tie) Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 12

(tie) Koby Barksdale, Norman, OK, 12

(tie) Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 12
130. Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10
(tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 10
(tie) Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 10
133. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8
(tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8
(tie) Tony Wondra, Campbellsport, WI, 8
(tie) Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 8

(tie) Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 8
138. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6
(tie) Preston Perlmutter, San Antonio, TX, 6
(tie) Tom Egeland, Climax, MN, 6
(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 6
142. Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4
(tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4
(tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4
(tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4
(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 4
(tie) Tyler Shoemaker, Clinton, IL, 4
(tie) Zach Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 4

(tie) Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK, 4
150. Nick Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 2
(tie) Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 2

World of Outlaws member wins…

6, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA
3, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH
2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA
2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT
1, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN

2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)
Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 8 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sun, Aug 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Aug 22 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 28 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Paul Nienshier, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Sept 11 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO)
Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial) (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, Sept 18 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL)
Fri, Sept 25 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 26 – Plymouth Dirt Track (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, Oct 2 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Fri, Oct 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Carson Short, Marion, IL)
Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)
Sat, Oct 17 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) (WoO)

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

10/9/2020

Port Royal Speedway
Port Royal, PA

WoO

48 cars

Donny Schatz (9th car out to time) set quick time at 15.190 seconds in the first of two groups. Schatz’s second lap saw a power outage in turns three and four, but he finished it out. Gio Scelzi (5th car out) was second quick, followed by David Gravel (15th), Anthony Macri (18th), Tony Stewart (13th), James McFadden (21st), Brian Brown (17th), Mike Wagner (3rd), Daryn Pittman (16th) and TJ Stutts (19th). The second group was paced by Sheldon Haudenschild’s (7th car out) lap of 15.349 seconds. Danny Dietrich (12th), Kyle Larson (10th), Brock Zearfoss (8th), Kerry Madsen (16th), Lance Dewease (4th), Jacob Allen (24th), Carson Macedo (5th), Logan Schuchart (18th) and Freddie Rahmer (14th) rounded out the top ten. Zach Hampton failed to get a time in.

Heat one (started): 1. Schatz 15 (1) 2. Gravel 41 (2) 3. Stewart 14s (3) 4. Brent Marks 5 (6) 5. Brown 21 (4) / 6. Pittman 72 (5) 7. Kraig Kinser 11K (7) 8. Landon Myers 19m (9) 9. Brent Shearer 12 (11) 10. Dylan Cisney 2x (10) 11. Kody Lehman 47K (12) 12. Lynton Jeffrey 83J (8)

8 lap heats took the top five to the feature, and top two to the dash. Schatz got the jump on Gravel, and held them all off to the checkers. Marks challenged Stewart for third for a while, and Pittman did the same, but couldn’t get by Brown for the final transfer.

Heat two (started): 1. Scelzi 18 (1) 2. Macri 39m (2) 3. McFadden 9 (3) 4. Brad Sweet 49 (6) 5. Stutts 11 (5) / 6. Wagner 55 (4) 7. Steve Buckwalter 17B (8) 8. Logan Wagner 1 (7) 9. Brett Michalski 73B (11) 10. Mason Daniel 33m (9) 11. Jeff Miller 57J (10) 12. Troy Fraker 12w (12)

Contact with Sweet sent Wagner into a spin at the end of the front straight to start things. He restarted at the tail. Scelzi got the jump on the start and won going away. Stutts passed Buckwalter for the final transfer on lap three. McFadden worked by Macri for the second at the halfway point, but the youngster fought back and used the cushion to grab the second dash spot on the last lap.

Heat three (started): 1. Larson 57 (2) 2. Haudenschild 17 (1) 3. Madsen 2m (3) 4. Ryan Smith 10x (6) 5. Allen 1a (4) / 6. Schuchart 1s (5) 7. Kyle Reinhardt 91 (9) 8. Spencer Bayston 83 (7) 9. Kyle Moody 99m (8) 10. Jason Sides 7s (10) 11. Bill Rose 6 (11) 12. Brie Hershey 97 (12)

Larson dominated from the green. The race was on between Smith, Allen and Schuchart for third and fourth, and they finished in that order.

Heat four (started): 1. Dietrich 48 (1) 2. Zearfoss 3z (2) 3. Dewease 69K (3) 4. Macedo 2 (4) 5. Rahmer 51 (5) / 6. Lucas Wolfe 24 (6) 7. Parker Price-Miller 14 (8) 8. Tony Fiore 91F (7) 9. Drew Ritchey 880 (10) 10. Wayne Johnson 2c (11) 11. Zach Newlin 54 (9) DNS – Zach Hampton 15B

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

C main (started): 1. Cisney (1) 2. Johnson (4) / 3. Sides (2) 4. Daniel (3) 5. Newlin (8) 6. Jeffrey (9) 7. Rose (6) 8. Miller (7) 9. Hershey (10) 10. Fraker (11) 11. Lehman (5) DNS – Hampton

The 10-lapper transferred the top two to the back of the B. Cisney led throughout, and the battle for second was on. Sides held the spot until Johnson drove around him on the cushion with two to go after a good battle.

Dash (started): 1. Larson (1) 2. Dietrich (2) 3. Haudenschild (4) 4. Zearfoss (6) 5. Schatz (8) 6. Scelzi (7) 7. Gravel (3) 8. Macri (5)

Larson pulled away from the rest after drawing the pole. The finish set the starting spots in the first four rows of the feature.

B main (started): 1. Schuchart (1) 2. Pittman (2) 3. Wagner (3) 4. Reinhardt (6) / 5. Wolfe (4) 6. Buckwalter (7) 7. Kinser (5) 8. Myers (9) 9. Bayston (10) 10. Price-Miller (8) 11. Fiore (12) 12. Moody (13) 13. Cisney (17) 14. Johnson (18) 15. Michalski (14) 16. Shearer (15) 17. Ritchie (16) 18. Wagner (11)

The 12-lapper took the top four to the feature. Schuchart dominated, ahead of Pittman, who also had some distance between he and Wagner. Wolfe held down the fourth and final transfer, until Reinhardt got by on lap four.

A main (started): 1. Larson (1) 2. Dietrich (2) 3. Haudenschild (3) 4. Scelzi (6) 5. Zearfoss (4) 6. Macri (8) 7. Schatz (5) 8. Gravel (7) 9. Rahmer (20) 10. Madsen (10) 11. Sweet (15) 12. Schuchart (21) 13. Stewart (9) 14. McFadden (11) 15. Marks (13) 16. Stutts (19) 17. Smith (14) 18. Brown (17) 19. Pittman (22) 20. Allen (18) 21. Bayston (26, prov.) 22. Reinhardt (24) 23. Cisney (25, prov.) 24. Macedo (16) 25. Dewease (12) 26. Wagner (23)

The 25-lapper saw Larson take off from the field early. Dietrich chased him ahead of Zearfoss and Haudenschild. Scelzi shot by Schatz for the fifth spot on lap two. Larson entered lapped traffic on lap six and was a knife through hot butter. The only stoppage came for a five-car pileup 15 laps in involving Marks, tenth running McFadden, Sweet, Dewease and Macedo. Dewease and Macedo were done for the night. The single-file restart saw Larson leading Dietrich, Zearfoss, Haudenschild and Scelzi. Larson took off again, leaving no doubt who was going to win this one. Haudenschild slid under Zearfoss in turn four with five to go to claim third. Larson was back in lapped traffic with three to go. Scelzi passed Zearfoss with two to go for fourth. Rahmer was the hard-charger.

 

 

Down to Five Races with Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com!

(Bill W) October 1, 2020, Monroe, IA – Bill Balog won an unprecedented tenth career Interstate Racing Association (IRA) title this year. Balog capped his season off with a pair of wins last weekend. Friday, the win came on the half-mile Dodge County Fairgrounds, while Saturday’s victory came at the quarter-mile Plymouth Dirt Track.

Just five point races remain with the Midwest Thunder Sprints Series presented by OpenWheel101.com. Who will grab the big cash down the stretch? Last year, only one position in the season’s final race at Lake Ozark Speedway separated three-time champion Kerry Madsen and Bill Balog.

Madsen’s lead is just 29 points over Balog. Kyle Larson, Brian Brown and Rico Abreu trail. Austin McCarl, Dominic Scelzi, Ian Madsen, Tim Kaeding and Jake Blackhurst round out the top ten.

Point races this weekend include a two-night MOWA stand at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. The Midget Gold Crown Nationals will also be going on, so check out a great open wheel doubleheader!

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Remaining Schedule for the Midwest Thunder Sprints…

Fri, Oct 2 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA)

Sat, Oct 3 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA)

Fri, Oct 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA)
Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)
Sat, Oct 17 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) (WoO)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 696

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 667 (9)
3. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 556 (3)
5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419
7. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 414
8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 399
9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 332

(tie) Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 332 (1)
11. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 330

12. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 323
13. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 321
14. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 304 (1)

(tie) Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 304

16. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 297 (3)
17. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 285
18. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 256 (2)
19. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 245
20. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 232 (1)
(tie) Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 232
22. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 227

(tie) Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 227
24. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 214 (2)
(tie) Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 214

26. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 209
27. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 191
28. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 164 (1)

29. Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 160
30. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 158

31. Scott Biertzer, West Bend, WI, 157

32. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 146
33. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 139

34. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 129
35. Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 123

36. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 115
37. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 108

(tie) Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 108
39. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 100
40. Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 88

41. Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 86
42. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 85
43. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 77

44. Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 74

45. Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 73
46. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 72
(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 72
48. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 71
49. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70
(tie) Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 70
(tie) Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 70

(tie) Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 70
53. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 66
54. Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 60

(tie) Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 60
56. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 58

(tie) Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 58
58. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 56
(tie) Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 56
(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 56
61. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 55
62. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52
(tie) Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 52
(tie) Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 52
(tie) Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 52

(tie) Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 52
(tie) Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 52
68. Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 50

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 50

70. Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 49
71. Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 48

(tie) Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 48

(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 48
74. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44
75. Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 40
76. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 39

(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 39
78. Brian Bell, Gallaway, TN, 38
(tie) Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 38
(tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 38

(tie) Travis Arenz, Sheboygan, WI, 38
82. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 36
83. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 35
(tie) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 35
(tie) Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK, 35
86. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 32

(tie) Austin Deblauw, Ventura, CA, 32
88. Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 28
(tie) Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 28

(tie) Jeff Asher, Park Hills, MO, 28

91. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 27
92. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 26
94. Gerard McIntyre Jr., New Oxford, PA, 25
95. Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 24

(tie) Jack Routson, Waterman, IL, 24

(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 24
98. Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 22
99. Matt VanderVere, Zion, IL, 20
(tie) Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 20
(tie) Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 20

(tie) Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 20
103. Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 18
(tie) Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 18
(tie) Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 18
(tie) Dan McCarron, Britton, MI, 18
(tie) Ryan Ruhl, Coldwater, MI, 18

(tie) Andy Bishop, Harrisburg, IL, 18
109. Zach Hampton, Indianapolis, IN, 16
(tie) Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 16
(tie) Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA, 16
(tie) Blake Egeland, Climax, MN, 16
(tie) Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 16
114. Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14
(tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 14
116. Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 12
(tie) Carson Short, Marion, IL, 12
(tie) Greg Nikitenko, Minot, ND, 12
(tie) Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 12
(tie) Scott Uttech, New Berlin, WI, 12

(tie) Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 12
122. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10
(tie) Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10
(tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 10
(tie) Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10
(tie) Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 10
(tie) Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 10
128. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8
(tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8
(tie) Tony Wondra, Campbellsport, WI, 8
(tie) Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 8

(tie) Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 8
133. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6
(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 6
(tie) Preston Perlmutter, San Antonio, TX, 6
(tie) Tom Egeland, Climax, MN, 6
(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 6
138. Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4
(tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4
(tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4
(tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4
(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 4
(tie) Tyler Shoemaker, Clinton, IL, 4
(tie) Zach Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 4
145. Nick Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 2
(tie) Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 2

World of Outlaws member wins…

6, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA
3, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH
2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA
2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT
1, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN

Tentative 2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)
Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 8 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sun, Aug 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Aug 22 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 28 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Paul Nienshier, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Sept 11 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO)
Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial) (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, Sept 18 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL)
Fri, Sept 25 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 26 – Plymouth Dirt Track (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, Oct 2 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA)

Sat, Oct 3 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA)

Fri, Oct 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA)
Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)
Sat, Oct 17 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) (WoO)

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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This week, point shows include Wisconsin IRA stops at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam Friday, and the Plymouth Dirt Track Saturday.

Kerry Madsen leads Kyle Larson, Bill Balog, Brian Brown and Rico Abreu in points. Kerry is vying to be a four-time champion with the series. Austin McCarl, Dominic Scelzi, Ian Madsen, Tim Kaeding and Gio Scelzi round out the top ten.

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Up Next for the Midwest Thunder Sprints…

Fri, Sept 25 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 26 – Plymouth Dirt Track (IRA)
Fri, Oct 2 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 696
2. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11)
3. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 567 (7)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 556 (3)
5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419
7. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 414
8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 399
9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 332
10. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 330
11. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 321
12. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 304 (1)
13. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 297 (3)
14. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 285
15. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 277
16. Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 266
17. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 257 (1)
18. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 256 (2)
19. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 245
20. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 232 (1)
(tie) Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 232
22. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 227
23. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 214 (2)
(tie) Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 214
25. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 191
26. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 190
27. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 181
28. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 164 (1)
29. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 158
30. Scott Biertzer, West Bend, WI, 147
31. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 139
32. Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 125
33. Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 123
34. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 116
35. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 109
36. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 108
37. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 100
38. Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 94
39. Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 88
40. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 85
41. Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 84
42. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 77
43. Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 74
44. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 72
(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 72
46. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 71
47. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70
(tie) Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 70
(tie) Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 70
(tie) Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 70
51. Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 69
52. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 66
53. Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 60
(tie) Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 60
55. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 58
56. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 56
(tie) Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 56
(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 56
59. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 55
60. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52
(tie) Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 52
(tie) Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 52
(tie) Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 52
(tie) Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 52
(tie) Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 52
66. Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 50
(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 50
68. Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 49
69. Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 48
(tie) Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 48
(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 48
72. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44
73. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 40
(tie) Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 40
75. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 39
(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 39
77. Brian Bell, Gallaway, TN, 38
(tie) Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 38
(tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 38
80. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 36
81. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 35
(tie) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 35
(tie) Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK, 35
84. Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 34
85. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 32
86. Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 28
(tie) Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 28
(tie) Jeff Asher, Park Hills, MO, 28
89. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 27
90. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26
(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 26
92. Gerard McIntyre Jr., New Oxford, PA, 25
93. Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 24
94. Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 22
(tie) Jack Routson, Waterman, IL, 22
96. Matt VanderVere, Zion, IL, 20
(tie) Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 20
(tie) Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 20
(tie) Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 20
(tie) Travis Arenz, Sheboygan, WI, 20
(tie) Austin Deblauw, Ventura, CA, 20
102. Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 18
(tie) Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 18
(tie) Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 18
(tie) Dan McCarron, Britton, MI, 18
(tie) Ryan Ruhl, Coldwater, MI, 18
(tie) Andy Bishop, Harrisburg, IL, 18
108. Zach Hampton, Indianapolis, IN, 16
(tie) Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 16
(tie) Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA, 16
(tie) Blake Egeland, Climax, MN, 16
(tie) Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 16
113. Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14
(tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 14
(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 14
116. Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 12
(tie) Carson Short, Marion, IL, 12
(tie) Greg Nikitenko, Minot, ND, 12
(tie) Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 12
(tie) Scott Uttech, New Berlin, WI, 12
(tie) Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 12
122. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10
(tie) Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10
(tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 10
(tie) Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10
(tie) Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 10
(tie) Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 10
128. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8
(tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8
(tie) Tony Wondra, Campbellsport, WI, 8
(tie) Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 8
(tie) Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 8
133. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6
(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 6
(tie) Preston Perlmutter, San Antonio, TX, 6
(tie) Tom Egeland, Climax, MN, 6
(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 6
138. Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4
(tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4
(tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4
(tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4
(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 4
(tie) Tyler Shoemaker, Clinton, IL, 4
(tie) Zach Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 4
145. Nick Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 2
(tie) Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 2

World of Outlaws member wins…

6, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA
3, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH
2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA
2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT
1, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN

Tentative 2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)
Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 8 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sun, Aug 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Aug 22 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 28 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Paul Nienshier, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Sept 11 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO)
Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial) (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, Sept 18 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL)
Fri, Sept 25 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 26 – Plymouth Dirt Track (IRA)
Fri, Oct 2 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA)
Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)
Sat, Oct 17 – 34 Raceway (IA)
Sat, Oct 17 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) (WoO)

The Rest TBD…

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rogerson Notches Another Sprint Invaders Season Opener at 34 Raceway!
Saturday, April 19, 2008
(by Bill Wright) April 19, 2008 – Matt Rogerson won his fifth career Ideal Ready Mix Sprint Invaders Association Saturday night at the 34 Raceway near West Burlington, Iowa. Entering the night, his four wins at the facility were already tops with the series. Rogerson survived a mid-race duel with John Schulz and pulled away on an extremely heavy surface to claim his third Sprint Invaders tally in the month of April at 34.

After a sixth place showing in the Rich DeReu Memorial Shake-Up Dash, things didn't look good for Rogerson, until winner Bobby Mincer rolled a three on the dice. That put Matt outside row one. "It was all about track position tonight the way the track was," said Rogerson. "I should thank Bobby Mincer for drawing what he did after the dash. We've got a few laps around this place."

After a lap one flip by Nick Guernsey, who was uninjured, and a lost wheel by Ryan Jamison on the next try, the third start was a charm, and Rogerson shot out to a lead immediately. Schulz tucked into second, and the lead pair separated from the pack. After a caution on lap six, the remaining 20 laps went non-stop. On lap 16, in lapped traffic, Schulz made a pass for the lead at the flagstand before Rogerson returned the favor and led the rest of the way.

"I was trying to get around a lapped car and bicycled badly over in turn two," says Rogerson. "I had to get off it and counter-steer, and he got by me. Then pretty much the same thing happened to him. From then on I was running well. Everyone knows that's where Matt Rogerson's going to end up running anyway, the bottom."

Schulz, who won with the Sprint Invaders here last July, remembered the lead exchange the same way. "Matt was a little better in the open track, and I could reel him in in traffic. We both bicycled up with a lapped car and he ended up getting by us again. I've known him my whole life. It was just a good race. I could make some ground up on top, but you had to watch the lappers sliding up in front of you. You had to just bite the bullet and take what you could get."

Finishing a distant, but solid third, was fourth generation driver, Korey Weyant. "It helped us to start up front," he said. "We've got a new motor this year, so that helped a ton. The track was really tacky. We messed up on the setup a bit, we were spiking on the right rear pretty bad. Maybe if it wasn't, we could have been up there with the top two."

2007 Knoxville Raceway 360 Track Champion, Josh Higday was fourth, and Bobby Mincer was fifth. Jon Agan, Jerrod Hull, Josh Schneiderman, hard-charger Jordan Goldesberry and Justin Newberry rounded out the top ten.

Heats went to Weyant, Rogerson, Schulz and Josh Schneiderman. Mincer won the Shake-Up Dash, and Nick Eastin dominated the 12-lap B main event.

The Ideal Ready Mix Sprint Invaders will be back in action on Friday, May 16 at the Morgan County Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Results Ideal Ready Mix 25-lap A main Finish (started): 1. 29, Matt Rogerson, Burlington, IA (2) 2. 2, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (4) 3. 99w, Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (1) 4. 1, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (5) 5. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (3) 6. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (7) 7. 12, Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO (10) 8. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (6) 9. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (19) 10. 36, Justin Newberry, West Burlington, IA (18) 11. 53H, Matt Harms, Morton, IL (17) 12. 23, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (9) 13. 29x, Russ Hall, Des Moines, IA (15) 14. 4B, Scott Boles, New London, IA (8) 15. 22x, Nick Eastin, West Burlington, IA (16) 16. 3, Matt Sutton, Macomb, IL (11) 17. 99, Jimmy Davies, Oquawka, IL (20) 18. 6, Dustin Whiting, Burlington, IA (12) 19. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (13) 20. 0, Nick Guernsey, Burlington, IA (14) DNS – 1x, Jayson Ditsworth, Gladstone, IL. Lap Leaders: Rogerson 1-15, Schulz 16, Rogerson 17-25.

Staats Heat Race #1 (8 laps, top four to A, top two to Dash): 1. Korey Weyant (4) 2. Bobby Mincer (3) 3. Kevin Hetrick (2) 4. Ryan Jamison (8) / 5. Matt Harms (7) 6. Jordan Goldesberry (1) 7. Justin Newberry (5) 8. 4J, Justin Parrish, Des Moines, IA (6)

Golden Eagle Distributors/Budweiser Heat Race #2 (8 laps, top four to A, top two to Dash): 1. Matt Rogerson (4) 2. Jon Agan (2) 3. Jerrod Hull (5) 4. Nick Guernsey (6) / 5. 18A, Dan Avery, Burlington, IA (7) 6. Nick Eastin (1) 7. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (3) DNS – 16HD, Donnie Steward, West Burlington, IA

Midland Performance Heat Race #3 (8 laps, top four to A, top two to Dash): 1. John Schulz (2) 2. Josh Higday (3) 3. Matt Sutton (4) 4. Russ Hall (5) / 5. 10, Eric Vanderploeg, Altoona, IA (8) 6. 17, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (6) 7. Jimmy Davies (7) 8. 38, Seth Wilke, Burlington, IA (1)

Fastway Fabrication Heat Race #4 (8 laps, top four to A, top two to Dash): 1. Josh Schneiderman (5) 2. Scott Boles (2) 3. Dustin Whiting (1) 4. Jayson Ditsworth (3) / 5. 5MRE, Tim Rose, Burlington, IA (6) 6. 88, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (4) DNS – 35, Brian Hetrick, Stronghurst, IL, 78, Robert Bell, Colfax, IA

Rich DeReu Memorial Shake-Up Dash (6 laps): 1. Bobby Mincer (1) 2. John Schulz (3) 3. Josh Higday (5) 4. Josh Schneiderman (2) 5. Korey Weyant (8) 6. Matt Rogerson (7) 7. Jon Agan (6) 8. Scott Boles (4)

Holtkamp's Trailer Repair B Main (12 laps, top five to A): 1. Nick Eastin (2) 2. Matt Harms (1) 3. Justin Newberry (7) 4. Jordan Goldesberry (3) 5. Jimmy Davies (9) / 6. Austin McCarl (5) 7. Justin Parrish (11) 8. Seth Wilke (6) 9. Dan Avery (8) 10. Jarrod Schneiderman (12) 11. Tim Rose (10) 12. Rager Phillips (4) DNS – Eric Vanderploeg, Brian Hetrick, Donnie Steward, Robert Bell

Contingency Awards:

KSE Products Hard Charger -
The Brake Man – Nick Eastin
Diversified Machine – Korey Weyant
Kinser Air Filters – Josh Higday
M&W Aluminum Products – Russ Hall
Ultra Shield – Jimmy Davies
Saldana Racing Products – John Schulz
Rod End Supply – Justin Newberry, Josh Schneiderman

 

 

What's Bugging You?

(Bill W) September 16, 2020, Monroe, IA – This week, a guest columnist who chooses to be anonymous chimes in on several things that we all may be passionate about (I agree strongly on the PPV speed cameras).

What’s Bugging Me?

Listen, can we be serious here? I want to talk about the near death experiences I’ve had at some tracks. While sitting in the stands. Because the bleachers were literally FALLING APART. If you have been to these tracks you get it. If you have seen your life flash before your eyes as you climb the rickety hot messes some tracks try and pass off as seating, you know what I’m talking about. These are the grandstands that you have to coordinate with your friends who will stand when because your seriously afraid if both of you stand at once you will fall to your death. The bleachers that are wooden and half broken in half. It’s time track owners. Time to put some money into these death traps. I’d gladly pay $5 more for a safe seat, rather than spending hours fearing for my life.

BTW…How in holy heaven do these stands get insured? And if they aren’t insured, if I do fall to my death, what will happen to my kids? These are important questions. I love sprint car racing, and I’m sure I will continue to literally risk my life at some tracks watching the races, but I implore you…if you see me sitting up there on some broke down seat, leave some room between us. Even weight distribution is important in these scenarios.

Here’s the truth, sometimes we don’t know the rules. We have all been in those super awkward social situations when we aren’t exactly sure how to act or what to do. So today, Imma help you out and reduce your anxiety with some simple race etiquette. I want to help you to avoid being inadvertently rude to those around you. I’m a giver like that.

Sit your ass down.

When you’re at a race, I know it’s exciting. I also understand that we all have some important things to do when we are sitting in the stands. We want to capture that perfect cell phone picture so you can tweet your seat or post to social media, or capture the perfect selfie with your friends. (And let’s be honest, that 4 wide shot is something to behold). But please. PLEASE. Sit yourself down. It’s rude to stand when a race is going on. Truth is, we all want to see. All of us paid to see the race and the rules for open wheel racing are that YOU STAY SEATED. And if everyone sits, everyone sees. I don’t know why that’s the rule at dirt track racing, but it is. I like the rule… because I like to see.

On a quick side note, this is one that I still have to remind myself. When you are at a race, generally there is a support class or two that you could give two craps about. When those cars are on the track, it’s easy to forget that people around you are actually watching a race that you have disregarded. BUT, if it’s green flag racing, wait to pee. I get it- you’ve gotta go, we’ve all been there. Or you need a drink, a snack, but PLEASE try to remember that when you stand and try to get in and out of your seat, you are interrupting someone else’s experience.

Wasted time. I go to bed early. I'm broken that way. I have kids and a job that requires me to be up and at it in the morning. Many of the races I attend are at least three hours away from home, so if a track or series wastes time during a show, it's frustrating and rude. And, ultimately... if it's a consistent thing, I won't go back to that track. I understand, some nights are filled with yellows and cautions or waiting on ambulances-which I get. It's the constant delays, long unnecessary down time, getting started late, that do not honor my time and I'm not about it.

We are in a pandemic. Which has motivated me to take in more races on PPV. It's a great option and I'm happy to be able to see racing while safely at home. HOWEVER. Can we just decide from here on out that while it's super neat, the track camera that shows cars passing by but not the race (speed camera) is ridiculous? I get invested in what is happening on the track and all of a sudden I'm staring at wheels and dirt. Super fantastic for when they are pushing off or replays. Have at it. But during a race. Hard pass. In this same vein... a mile track needs more than one camera. It's just the truth. Pay for an extra camera man so I can see the race I'm paying to watch. We finally got rid of the in-car cameras during green flags, taking away our enjoyment of the race, let’s do the same for the camera at the flag stand!

Want to know another thing that I notice and consider before going to tracks? Probably not, but I'm going to tell you. Bathrooms. I need decent restrooms. Not fancy. Just clean and working. I'm not here for nasty ass restrooms that I have to fear for my health entering. Also, food. Weird segway, but when I consider tracks, I remember them mostly for the banking and the food. I will pay good money for unique food options at tracks. Be creative. Everyone has cheeseburgers. You can do better. Oh, and RC is not a proper soda option. It just isn't.

That’s all for now…

As for me, congratulations to Brooke Tatnell and the TKS Motorsports team for their win at the Jerry Richert Memorial! I was able to see some great racing at I-80 Speedway, where Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Roger Crockett traded the lead before Sam took it for good over 41 cars. It was great fun to see Randy Martin win $2,500 with the Sprint Invaders in Moberly on Sunday as well.

Action in the Midwest Thunder Sprint Series presented by OpenWheel101.com commences at Jacksonville Friday and Beaver Dam on Saturday this week. In 360 action, Huset’s has a big doubleheader, the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial commences in Wheatland, and the Sprint Invaders hit Donnellson for a make-up event on Saturday.

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Up Next for the Midwest Thunder Sprints…

Fri, Sept 18 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)
Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA)
Fri, Sept 25 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 26 – Plymouth Dirt Track (IRA)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 696
2. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11)
3. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 567 (7)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 556 (3)
5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419
7. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 414
8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 399
9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 332
10. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 330
11. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 321
12. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 304 (1)
13. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 285
14. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 256 (2)
15. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 247 (2)
16. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 245
17. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 237
18. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 232 (1)
(tie) Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 232
20. Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 231
21. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 227
22. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 214 (2)
(tie) Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 214
24. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 207
25. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 191
26. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 181
27. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 164 (1)
28. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 160
29. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 158
30. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 139
(tie) Scott Biertzer, West Bend, WI, 139
32. Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 123
33. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 116
34. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 109
35. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 108
36. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 100
(tie) Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 100
38. Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 88
39. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 85
40. Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 80
41. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 77
42. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 72
(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 72
44. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 71
45. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70
(tie) Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 70
(tie) Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 70
48. Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 69
49. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 66
(tie) Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 66
51. Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 60
(tie) Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 60
(tie) Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 60
54. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 58
55. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 56
(tie) Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 56
(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 56
58. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 55
59. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52
(tie) Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 52
(tie) Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 52
(tie) Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 52
63. Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 50
(tie) Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 50
65. Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 48
(tie) Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 48
67. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44
(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 44
69. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 40
(tie) Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 40
71. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 39
72. Brian Bell, Gallaway, TN, 38
(tie) Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 38
(tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 38
75. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 36
76. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 35
(tie) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 35
(tie) Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK, 35
79. Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 34
80. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 32
(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 32
82. Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 28
(tie) Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 28
84. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26
85. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 25
(tie) Gerard McIntyre Jr., New Oxford, PA, 25
87. Jeff Asher, Park Hills, MO, 24
88. Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 22
(tie) Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 22
90. Matt VanderVere, Zion, IL, 20
(tie) Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 20
(tie) Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 20
93. Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 18
(tie) Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 18
(tie) Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 18
(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 18
(tie) Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 18
(tie) Dan McCarron, Britton, MI, 18
(tie) Ryan Ruhl, Coldwater, MI, 18
100. Zach Hampton, Indianapolis, IN, 16
(tie) Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 16
(tie) Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA, 16
(tie) Blake Egeland, Climax, MN, 16
(tie) Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 16
105. Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14
(tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 14
(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 14
(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14
(tie) Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 14
110. Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 12
(tie) Carson Short, Marion, IL, 12
(tie) Greg Nikitenko, Minot, ND, 12
(tie) Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 12
(tie) Jack Routson, Waterman, IL, 12
(tie) Scott Uttech, New Berlin, WI, 12
116. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10
(tie) Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10
(tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 10
(tie) Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10
(tie) Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 10
(tie) Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 10
122. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8
(tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8
(tie) Tony Wondra, Campbellsport, WI, 8
(tie) Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 8
(tie) Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 8
127. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6
(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 6
(tie) Preston Perlmutter, San Antonio, TX, 6
(tie) Tom Egeland, Climax, MN, 6
(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 6
132. Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4
(tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4
(tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4
(tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4
(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 4
(tie) Austin Deblauw, Ventura, CA, 4
(tie) Tyler Shoemaker, Clinton, IL, 4
(tie) Zach Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 4
140. Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 2
(tie) Nick Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 2
(tie) Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 2

World of Outlaws member wins…

6, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA
3, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH
2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA
2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT
1, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN

Tentative 2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)
Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 8 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sun, Aug 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Aug 22 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 28 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Paul Nienshier, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Sept 11 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO)
Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial) (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, Sept 18 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)
Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA)
Fri, Sept 25 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 26 – Plymouth Dirt Track (IRA)
Fri, Oct 2 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA)
Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)
Sat, Oct 17 – 34 Raceway (IA)
Sat, Oct 17 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) (WoO)

The Rest TBD…

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

9/12/20

I-80 Speedway

Greenwood, NE

ASCS and Nebraska 360’s

Fall Brawl and Bobby Parker Memorial

41 cars

Plenty of extra cash and contingencies were on the line at the annual Fall Haul. A rainout of Friday’s Bobby Parker Memorial created a co-sanctioned event with ASCS and the Nebraska 360’s. Much kudos to the track staff including Joe and Steve Kosiski for getting the soggy pit area ready and parked with 70 rigs in an hour and a half in time for scheduled hot laps at 6.

Heat one (started): 1. Jordan Mallett 14 (2) 2. Kyle Offill 88K (1) 3. Jesse Love 44 (3) 4. Terry McCarl 81 (5) 5. Shayle Bade 03 (7) 6. Alex Hill 77x (4) 7. Clint Garner 40 (8) 8. Ben Woods 11B (6) DNS – Austin Miller 83A

8-lap heats carried passing points. The top 30 in passing points moved on to three Qualifiers. Miller pulled off and didn’t start with no brakes. Mallett led the distance. T. McCarl had a rough start, but was back in the top five by the halfway point. With two to go, he got by Bade for fourth.

Heat two (started): 1. Dylan Westbrook 47x (7) 2. Blake Hahn 52 (3) 3. Ryan Bickett 17B (1) 4. Danny Sams III 24D (2) 5. Carson McCarl 27 (6) 6. Lynton Jeffrey 83 (8) 7. Rich Cerveny 28x (5) 8. John Anderson 1A (4)

Bickett led Sams and C. McCarl early. Hahn took third from C. McCarl on lap two, while Jeffrey moved into fifth. Jeffrey would spin after tagging Westbrook, who had gotten by him for fifth. Westbrook quickly took fourth on the restart, followed Hahn into third on lap five. The pair passed the leader Bickett with two to go. Westbrook who was running low the whole time, hit the high side of three and four on the last lap, with Hahn blocking low. Westbrook squeezed between the leader and the frontstretch wall to lead by a narrow margin at the checkers.

Heat three (started): 1. Jack Dover 53 (4) 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (8) 3. Scott Bogucki 28 (5) 4. Cody Ledger 35L (6) 5. Joey Danley 24BH (2) 6. Tyler Drueke 1B (3) 7. Nate Mills 24N (1) 8. Trent Roth 14T (7)

Danley spun before a lap was complete. Dover led lap one, but Hafertepe was already hot on his tail after starting scratch. Ledger took third from Bogucki on lap two. The war up front waged, and Hafertepe took the point on lap three, only to have Dover come back to the lead for good at the halfway point. Bogucki snatched third back as well.

Heat four (started): 1. Roger Crockett 11 (3) 2. Harli White 17w (1) 3. Austin McCarl 99 (2) 4. Robbie Price 21P (4) 5. Matt Juhl 09 (6) 6. Jason Martin 82 (8) 7. Chase Randall 9 (5) 8. Kelby Watt 1K (7)

White led A. McCarl and Crockett early. Watt got upside down hard in turn three with a lap completed. He was ok, but done for the night. White led A. McCarl, Crockett, Price and Martin back to green. Juhl moved into fifth on the restart. Crockett took second from A. McCarl on lap three and set his sights on White. He looked high and low, and shot by on the final lap to end another exciting heat race.

Heat five (started): 1. Garret Williamson 24 (6) 2. Matt Covington 95 (1) 3. Stu Snyder 23s (4) 4. John Klabunde 77 (7) 5. Seth Brahmer 13v (3) 6. Devon Borden 8 (8) 7. Colby Thornhill 19 (2) 8. Rowdy Reber 88 (5)

Williamson shot to the lead immediately after starting sixth. Covington didn’t give up without a fight and led lap two in a good battle, while Snyder took third from Thornhill. Brahmer took fourth on lap three. Up front, Williamson again took command. Klabunde used the low side to advance late. He was fifth at the halfway point, and grabbed fourth from Brahmer coming for the white flag. He was right on Snyder’s heels at the checkers.

Qualifier One (started, *qualified for feature): 1. A. McCarl (1*) 2. Dover (5*) 3. Westbrook (6*) 4. Offill (3*) 5. Juhl (8*) 6. Hahn (4*) 7. Martin (9) 8. Bade (7) 9. Snyder (2) 10. Danley (10)

8-lap Qualifiers were inverted six by heat passing points. Qualifier points were added to heat points, locking the top 16 in the A main. A. McCarl led the distance from the pole, ahead of Dover, who was second by the copleteion of the first lap. Westbrook moved by Offill into third on the second lap.

Qualifier Two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. T. McCarl (1*) 2. Bogucki (4*) 3. Crockett (5*) 4. White (3*) 5. Ledger (2) 6. Williamson (6*) 7. Garner (10) 8. Sams (8) 9. Price (7) 10. Borden (9)

T. McCarl led wire to wire. Bogucki took second from Ledger on lap two. Crockett passed Williamson for fifth on lap three, took White on the high side for fourth on lap four, and snatched third from Ledger on lap six. White scooted by Ledger for fourth on the last lap.

Qualifier Three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Hafertepe (6*) 2. Bickett (1*) 3. C. McCarl (7*) 4. Covington (3*) 5. Mallett (5*) 6. Love (2) 7. Klabunde (4) 8. Brahmer (9) 9. Jeffrey (8) 10. Hill (10)

Hill flipped after contact with Jeffrey before a lap was completed. She was ok, but done for the night. Bickett led early over Covington and Hafertepe. C. McCarl got by Love for fourth on the second lap, while Hafertepe was shooting into second. C. McCarl worked by Covington for third on lap five. Hafertepe worked by Bickett for the lead with two to go.

B main one (started): 1. Ledger (1) 2. Garner (3) 3. Sams (4) / 4. Love (2) 5. Randall (9) 6. Jeffrey (6) 7. Drueke (8) 8. Snyder (5) 9. Mills (11) 10. Reber (12) 11. Roth (10) 12. Miller (13) 13. Danley (7)

12-lap B’s took the top three to the feature. Ledger led Love and Garner early. Garner worked by Love for second on lap two. Love returned the favor in a good battle, before Garner repeated on lap four. At the halfway point, Danley got upside down. He was uninjured, but done. Jeffrey restarted fourth, and shot into the last transfer when the green fell. Randall was working the bottom well, and got by Love four fourth with two to go. Miller spun at that point, setting up a green, white, checker finish. Randall jumped the start, getting by Jeffrey at the cone. He finished third, but was penalized two spots afterwards. Sams inherited the spot.

B main two (started): 1. Brahmer (4) 2. Martin (2) 3. Borden (6) / 4. Price (5) 5. Bade (3) 6. Klabunde (1) 7. Thornhill (7) 8. Cerveny (8) 9. Woods (9) 10. Anderson (10) DNS – Hill, Watt

Brahmer led flag to flag. Martin held down second. Klabunde was running third much of the way. On lap eight, Borden made a huge move, shooting from fifth to third into turn one.

A main (started): 1. Hafertepe (1) 2. Crockett (4) 3. A. McCarl (7) 4. Bogucki (5) 5. Covington (14) 6. Dover (3) 7. Westbrook (2) 8. C. McCarl (9) 9. T. McCarl (8) 10. Hahn (16) 11. Ledger (17) 12. Williamson (6) 13. Sams (21) 14. White (13) 15. Garner (19) 16. Mallett (10) 17. Thornhill (26, prov.) 18. Randall (23, prov.) 19. Brahmer (18) 20. Reber (24, prov.) 21. Bickett (11) 22. Cerveny (25, prov.) 23. Offill (12) 24. Juhl (15) 25. Martin (20) 26. Borden (22)

This was a wild 35-lapper, and a good one. Hafertepe led Crockett, Westbrook, Dover and Bogucki early. Crockett worked the low side to take the point from Hafertepe on lap five, and entered lapped traffic on lap seven. Dover was on the move on lap 13, shooting from fourth to second on the high side. Hafertepe battled back by a lap later for second, while Bogucki shot by Westbrook for fourth. On lap 18, Bogucki used the high side to squeak by Dover for third. 21 laps in, Offill stopped while running seventh. The restart saw Crockett leading with two lapped cars between he and Hafertepe, Bogucki, Dover, Westbrook and a charging A. McCarl. A. McCarl shot from 6th to 4th on the restart. Up front, the battle for the lead raged. Hafertepe grabbed it back on lap 26, and entered lapped traffic with five to go. At that point, Crockett got by to retake the lead, and the leaders crisscrossed each other with slide jobs. Hafertepe got back by with three to go, before Bickett slowed to set up a green, white, checker finish. A. McCarl worked under Bogucki for third, but Crockett couldn’t do anything with Hafertepe, who won $4,000 plus lap money. A total of $7,000 in lap money (each lap: 1st - $50, 2nd - $30, 3rd - $20, 5th - $25, 10th - $50, 15th - $25) was spread throughout the field. Covington took a $200 gift certificate from Speedway Motors for the hard-charger, and $500 cash from KnoxVegas Campground. Crockett snagged $300 from Knoxville Raceway for leading the most laps.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Returns to the Top of Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by OpenWheel101.com Standings!

(Bill W) September 2, 2020, Monroe, IA – Kerry Madsen’s good weekend with the World of Outlaws (and Kyle Larson’s absence) set him back atop the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com point standings. The three-time and defending champion currently leads Larson, Brian Brown, Rico Abreu and Bill Balog in the standings. Ian Madsen, Austin McCarl, Dominic Scelzi, Shane Stewart and Tim Kaeding round out the top ten.

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Up Next for the Midwest Thunder Sprints…

Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO)
Sun, Sept 6 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA)
Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO)

Fri, Sept 11 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) (IRA)

Fri, Sept 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA)
Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial)

Sat, Sept 12 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) (Tom Knowles Memorial)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 648

2. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 590 (10)

3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 556 (3)

4. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)

5. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 420 (5)

6. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 399

(tie) Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 399

8. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 349

9. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 321
10. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 312

11. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 269

12. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 260

13. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 256 (2)

14. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 247 (2)

15. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 245

16. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 219

17. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 214 (2)

18. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 198 (1)
19. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 186

20. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 172

21. Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 170

22. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 158

23. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 142

24. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 139

25. Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 131

26. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 117

27. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 116

28. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 114

29. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 112

(tie) Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 112

31. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 109

32. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 101

33. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 100

34. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 88

(tie) Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 88

36. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 85

37. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 77

(tie) Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 77

39. Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 75
40. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 72

(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 72

42. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 71
43. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70

(tie) Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 70

(tie) Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 70

45. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 66

46. Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 63

47. Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 60

(tie) Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 60

49. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 58

50. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 56

(tie) Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 56
52. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 55

53. Scott Biertzer, West Bend, WI, 53
54. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52

(tie) Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 52

56. Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 50
57. Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 48

(tie) Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 48
59. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44

60. Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 40
61. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 39

62. Brian Bell, Gallaway, TN, 38

(tie) Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 38

(tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 38

(tie) Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 38

66. Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 36

(tie) Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 36
68. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 35
(tie) Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 35

(tie) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 35

(tie) Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK, 35

72. Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 34

(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 34

(tie) Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 34

75. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 32

(tie) Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 32

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 32

(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 32

79. Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 28

(tie) Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 28

(tie) Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 28
82. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26
83. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 25

(tie) Gerard McIntyre Jr., New Oxford, PA, 25

85. Jeff Asher, Park Hills, MO, 24
86. Matt VanderVere, Zion, IL, 20

(tie) Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 20

(tie) Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 20
89. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 18
(tie) Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 18
(tie) Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 18

(tie) Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 18

(tie) Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 18

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 18
95. Zach Hampton, Indianapolis, IN, 16

(tie) Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 16

(tie) Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA, 16

(tie) Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 16

(tie) Blake Egeland, Climax, MN, 16

(tie) Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 16
101. Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14
(tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 14

(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 14

(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

(tie) Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 14

106. Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 12

(tie) Carson Short, Marion, IL, 12

(tie) Greg Nikitenko, Minot, ND, 12

(tie) Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 12
110. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10
(tie) Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10
(tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 10

(tie) Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10

(tie) Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 10

(tie) Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 10
116. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8
(tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8

(tie) Tony Wondra, Campbellsport, WI, 8

(tie) Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 8

(tie) Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 8
121. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6
(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 6

(tie) Preston Perlmutter, San Antonio, TX, 6

(tie) Tom Egeland, Climax, MN, 6

(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 6
126. Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4
(tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4
(tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4
(tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4
(tie) Jack Routson, Waterman, IL, 4
(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 4

(tie) Austin Deblauw, Ventura, CA, 4

(tie) Tyler Shoemaker, Clinton, IL, 4

(tie) Zach Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 4
135. Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 2
(tie) Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 2

(tie) Nick Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 2

(tie) Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 2

World of Outlaws member wins…

6, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA
2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA
2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT

2, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH

1, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN

Tentative 2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)
Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Sat, Aug 8 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)

Sun, Aug 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Aug 22 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Fri, Aug 28 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Paul Nienshier, Chapin, IL)

Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO)
Sun, Sept 6 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA)
Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO)

Fri, Sept 11 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) (IRA)

Fri, Sept 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA)
Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial)

Sat, Sept 12 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) (Tom Knowles Memorial)
Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA)

Fri, Sept 25 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA)

Sat, Sept 26 – Plymouth Dirt Track (IRA)

Fri, Oct 2 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA)
Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)

Sat, Oct 17 – 34 Raceway (IA)

Sat, Oct 17 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) (WoO)

The Rest TBD…

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rogerson Notches Another Sprint Invaders Season Opener at 34 Raceway!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

(by Bill Wright) April 19, 2008 – Matt Rogerson won his fifth career Ideal Ready Mix Sprint Invaders Association Saturday night at the 34 Raceway near West Burlington, Iowa. Entering the night, his four wins at the facility were already tops with the series. Rogerson survived a mid-race duel with John Schulz and pulled away on an extremely heavy surface to claim his third Sprint Invaders tally in the month of April at 34.

After a sixth place showing in the Rich DeReu Memorial Shake-Up Dash, things didn't look good for Rogerson, until winner Bobby Mincer rolled a three on the dice. That put Matt outside row one. "It was all about track position tonight the way the track was," said Rogerson. "I should thank Bobby Mincer for drawing what he did after the dash. We've got a few laps around this place."

After a lap one flip by Nick Guernsey, who was uninjured, and a lost wheel by Ryan Jamison on the next try, the third start was a charm, and Rogerson shot out to a lead immediately. Schulz tucked into second, and the lead pair separated from the pack. After a caution on lap six, the remaining 20 laps went non-stop. On lap 16, in lapped traffic, Schulz made a pass for the lead at the flagstand before Rogerson returned the favor and led the rest of the way.

"I was trying to get around a lapped car and bicycled badly over in turn two," says Rogerson. "I had to get off it and counter-steer, and he got by me. Then pretty much the same thing happened to him. From then on I was running well. Everyone knows that's where Matt Rogerson's going to end up running anyway, the bottom."

Schulz, who won with the Sprint Invaders here last July, remembered the lead exchange the same way. "Matt was a little better in the open track, and I could reel him in in traffic. We both bicycled up with a lapped car and he ended up getting by us again. I've known him my whole life. It was just a good race. I could make some ground up on top, but you had to watch the lappers sliding up in front of you. You had to just bite the bullet and take what you could get."

Finishing a distant, but solid third, was fourth generation driver, Korey Weyant. "It helped us to start up front," he said. "We've got a new motor this year, so that helped a ton. The track was really tacky. We messed up on the setup a bit, we were spiking on the right rear pretty bad. Maybe if it wasn't, we could have been up there with the top two."

2007 Knoxville Raceway 360 Track Champion, Josh Higday was fourth, and Bobby Mincer was fifth. Jon Agan, Jerrod Hull, Josh Schneiderman, hard-charger Jordan Goldesberry and Justin Newberry rounded out the top ten.

Heats went to Weyant, Rogerson, Schulz and Josh Schneiderman. Mincer won the Shake-Up Dash, and Nick Eastin dominated the 12-lap B main event.

The Ideal Ready Mix Sprint Invaders will be back in action on Friday, May 16 at the Morgan County Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Results Ideal Ready Mix 25-lap A main Finish (started): 1. 29, Matt Rogerson, Burlington, IA (2) 2. 2, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (4) 3. 99w, Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (1) 4. 1, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (5) 5. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (3) 6. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (7) 7. 12, Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO (10) 8. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (6) 9. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (19) 10. 36, Justin Newberry, West Burlington, IA (18) 11. 53H, Matt Harms, Morton, IL (17) 12. 23, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (9) 13. 29x, Russ Hall, Des Moines, IA (15) 14. 4B, Scott Boles, New London, IA (8) 15. 22x, Nick Eastin, West Burlington, IA (16) 16. 3, Matt Sutton, Macomb, IL (11) 17. 99, Jimmy Davies, Oquawka, IL (20) 18. 6, Dustin Whiting, Burlington, IA (12) 19. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (13) 20. 0, Nick Guernsey, Burlington, IA (14) DNS – 1x, Jayson Ditsworth, Gladstone, IL. Lap Leaders: Rogerson 1-15, Schulz 16, Rogerson 17-25.

Staats Heat Race #1 (8 laps, top four to A, top two to Dash): 1. Korey Weyant (4) 2. Bobby Mincer (3) 3. Kevin Hetrick (2) 4. Ryan Jamison (8) / 5. Matt Harms (7) 6. Jordan Goldesberry (1) 7. Justin Newberry (5) 8. 4J, Justin Parrish, Des Moines, IA (6)

Golden Eagle Distributors/Budweiser Heat Race #2 (8 laps, top four to A, top two to Dash): 1. Matt Rogerson (4) 2. Jon Agan (2) 3. Jerrod Hull (5) 4. Nick Guernsey (6) / 5. 18A, Dan Avery, Burlington, IA (7) 6. Nick Eastin (1) 7. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (3) DNS – 16HD, Donnie Steward, West Burlington, IA

Midland Performance Heat Race #3 (8 laps, top four to A, top two to Dash): 1. John Schulz (2) 2. Josh Higday (3) 3. Matt Sutton (4) 4. Russ Hall (5) / 5. 10, Eric Vanderploeg, Altoona, IA (8) 6. 17, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (6) 7. Jimmy Davies (7) 8. 38, Seth Wilke, Burlington, IA (1)

Fastway Fabrication Heat Race #4 (8 laps, top four to A, top two to Dash): 1. Josh Schneiderman (5) 2. Scott Boles (2) 3. Dustin Whiting (1) 4. Jayson Ditsworth (3) / 5. 5MRE, Tim Rose, Burlington, IA (6) 6. 88, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (4) DNS – 35, Brian Hetrick, Stronghurst, IL, 78, Robert Bell, Colfax, IA

Rich DeReu Memorial Shake-Up Dash (6 laps): 1. Bobby Mincer (1) 2. John Schulz (3) 3. Josh Higday (5) 4. Josh Schneiderman (2) 5. Korey Weyant (8) 6. Matt Rogerson (7) 7. Jon Agan (6) 8. Scott Boles (4)

Holtkamp's Trailer Repair B Main (12 laps, top five to A): 1. Nick Eastin (2) 2. Matt Harms (1) 3. Justin Newberry (7) 4. Jordan Goldesberry (3) 5. Jimmy Davies (9) / 6. Austin McCarl (5) 7. Justin Parrish (11) 8. Seth Wilke (6) 9. Dan Avery (8) 10. Jarrod Schneiderman (12) 11. Tim Rose (10) 12. Rager Phillips (4) DNS – Eric Vanderploeg, Brian Hetrick, Donnie Steward, Robert Bell

Contingency Awards:

KSE Products Hard Charger -
The Brake Man – Nick Eastin
Diversified Machine – Korey Weyant
Kinser Air Filters – Josh Higday
M&W Aluminum Products – Russ Hall
Ultra Shield – Jimmy Davies
Saldana Racing Products – John Schulz
Rod End Supply – Justin Newberry, Josh Schneiderman

 

 

 

8/29/20

US36 Raceway

Osborn, MO

WoO

27 cars

Brad Sweet (27th car out to time) was the last car in qualifying and set quick time at 10.392 seconds. It was significantly drier than Paul McMahan’s record lap of 9.846 in 2016 around the .274-mile oval. Kerry Madsen (25th car out) was second quick, followed by David Gravel (10th), Sheldon Haudenschild (5th), Kraig Kinser (20th), Logan Shuchart (4th), Parker Price-Miller (11th), Jacob Allen (17th), Donny Schatz (21st) and Carson Macedo (6th). Bill Rose did not get a lap in. Time trials were delayed for the sun to go down, and for repairs to Brian Brown’s car, which got run over by a push truck.

Heat one (started): 1. Sweet 49 (1) 2. Haudenschild 17 (2) 3. Macedo 2 (4) 4. Price-Miller 14 (3) 5. Wayne Johnson 2c (6) 6. Jason Sides 7s (9) / 7. Tucker Klaasmeyer 27 (7) 8. Mason Daniel 33m (8) 9. Austin McCarl 17A (5)

Sweet took an early lead over Macedo and Haudenschild in the 10-lap heat that took the top two to the Dash, and top six to the A. McCarl exited early. Klaasmeyer worked up to fifth, but Johnson got by him, as did Sides who started last and claimed the last transfer spot. Haudenschild worked by Macedo with contact for the second spot after a good battle for position.

Heat two (started): 1. Kinser 11K (2) 2. Madsen 2m (1) 3. Allen 1a (3) 4. Daryn Pittman 83 (5) 5. Scott Bogucki 28 (4) 6. Brooke Tatnell 2KS (7) / 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (6) 8. Matt Juhl 09 (8) 9. Tasker Phillips 7TAZ (9)

Kinser led the distance ahead of Madsen and Allen. Four laps in, the backstretch lights went out. It was about a fifteen minute delay before Kinser led Madsen, Allen and Pittman back to green. Phillips exited. With four to go, Tatnell worked by Hafertepe for the sixth and final transfer.

Heat three (started): 1. Gravel 41 (1) 2. Schuchart 1s (2) 3. Schatz 15 (3) 4. Hunter Schuerenberg 55 (5) 5. Ayrton Gennetten 3 (6) 6. Dominic Scelzi 41s (7) / 7. Brian Brown 21 (4) 8. Tim Kaeding 7 (8) 9. Bill Rose 6 (9)

Gravel led wire to wire. Schuerenberg passed Brown for fourth on lap three, and Gennetten followed him into fifth on the next go-around. A three-way battle for the final transfer ensued. You could throw a blanket over them with two to go. Brown, Kaeding and Scelzi battled to the finish, with Scelzi nabbing the spot after contact in the last corner.

Dash (started): 1. Sweet (4) 2. Schuchart (1) 3. Gravel (2) 4. Kinser (6) 5. Haudenschild (3) 6. Madsen (5)

The 8-lap Dash set the first three rows of the feature. Schuchart led Gravel much of the way, but Sweet was on his game in the second half. He made another last corner pass to steal the win from Schuchart.

B main (started): 1. Kaeding (7) 2. Brown (1) 3. Klaasmeyer (3) 4. McCarl (2) 5. Hafertepe (4) 6. Daniel (5) / 7. Juhl (6) 8. Phillips (8) 9. Rose (9)

The 12-lapper took the top six to the feature. Brown led McCarl and Klaasmeyer early. Kaeding was the story. He was fifth by lap two, took fourth on lap three and passed Klaasmeyer for third on lap five. He shot by McCarl for second on the halfway point and shot into the lead with two to go.

A main (started): 1. Haudenschild (5) 2. Sweet (1) 3. Schuchart (2) 4. Gravel (3) 5. Schatz (9) 6. Macedo (7) 7. Madsen (6) 8. Pittman (11) 9. Price-Miller (10) 10. Kinser (4) 11. Kaeding (19) 12. Sides (16) 13. Allen (8) 14. Scelzi (18) 15. Gennetten (15) 16. Johnson (13) 17. Klaasmeyer (21) 18. Schuerenberg (12) 19. Daniel (24) 20. Brown (20) 21. Hafertepe (23) 22. Bogucki (14) 23. Tatnell (17) 24. McCarl (22)

The 35-lapper saw Sweet jet out to an early lead over Schuchart and Haudenschild. By lap six, Gravel was by Haudenschild for the third spot and the leaders entered lapped traffic on the seventh circuit. Haudenschild got in rhythm and shot from fourth to second on the cushion on lap ten. At that point, Tatnell slowed to bring the caution. Sweet chose the inside line on the double-file restart ahead of Haudenschild, Schuchart, Gravel, Macedo and Kinser. Haudenschild took the lead on the restart and Gravel moved up to third before another was complete and Bogucki stopped with a broken front end after contact in turn one. This time, Haudenschild chose the outside line ahead of Sweet, Gravel, Schuchart, Madsen and Macedo. Schuchart moved into third, chasing Sweet and Gravel back into lapped traffic on the 17th circuit. Haudenschild hit the turn two cushion hard on the 18th lap, but saved it from dumping. Sweet pounced into the lead at that point. He weaved through traffic and built a big lead before Haudenschild started slowly reeling him in. With five laps to go, two lapped cars were between the two, and it seemed like Haudenschild would have trouble getting by. With two to go, he cleared the pair, and at the white flag, Sweet had a wall of lappers ahead of him. Haudenschild hit the cushion hard in both one and two, and three and four. Shooting on the top of turn four, he squeezed between the wall and Sweet to take the last corner win by just over a tenth of a second. Schatz grabbed a top five spot in the last five laps. Kaeding was the hard-charger.

 

 

Secret Society of Sprint Invaders!

(Bill W) August 26, 2020, Monroe, IA – The Sprint Invaders, a brainchild of Bart Schneiderman and Rusty Rogerson back before the 2002 season is still alive and well. A 360 regional series was hatched at the time. A number of local drivers were looking for 360 venues closer to home. The 2002 season saw eight events with six different winning drivers, and champion Ryan Jamison.

Names like Rogerson, Schneiderman and Jamison are well known in southeast Iowa. Some who have come to visit, may not have been familiar with them, until they left chasing them across the dark southeast Iowa clay.

The series runs ASCS type rules, but has not had the same hoopla following it over the years. What has been consistent, is great racing on bullrings. What started with mostly Burlington, Iowa area based drivers has expanded into both central Iowa and Illinois over time. Two National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees, Terry McCarl and Jac Haudenschild have been in Victory Lane with the series.

In the early years, “outsiders” were not always as welcomed by some in the group as they would have hoped. That has changed. Knoxville regulars have gone from “visitors” to an integral part of the solid group. The Sprint Invaders purse has always topped the Knoxville weekly 360 purse, so some found that to their liking, as well as a chance to hone their skills on several different quarter-mile to 3/8-mile bullrings.

Of course, some newcomers are surprised by some different rules, such as having no work area. If you are done rolling, you are done with the race. The Shake-up Dash throws off a few as well. Even though you win the Dash, you still have to draw for your position in rows one through three, though the Dash gives out cash and points. If you can live with that, and appreciate some great racing, the Sprint Invaders are for you!

I was privileged when asked to be the series’ announcer and public relations guy to begin the 2008 season. It’s hard to believe, but this marks my thirteenth year with the group…and it is my kind of group! There were a few years where I took a night off here or there to announce with MOWA or the National Sprint League. My good friend, Jeff Broeg filled in. And the last several years, I’ve been able to hold the microphone next to him. It’s hard to find someone more knowledgeable about every form of racing, especially the fenders. To say I know much about the four cylinders or modifieds would be a stretch, but he does so I don’t have to! I feel Jeff and I make a good team, and the club has kept us around, so…

It’s also a series that takes you back in time. Drivers hang around to talk with the fans or have a beer with them afterwards. There is usually a cookout following the series finale. In short, it’s a great atmosphere that is kind of in a bubble in sprint car racing. There are no transponders or split yellows. Passing points bring out the calculator. There is some Old School left.

Ryan Jamison won his first of three Sprint Invaders championships back in its inaugural season. Kaley Gharst is the all-time leading feature winner…

Top Ten Leading Feature Winners with Sprint Invaders (through 8-22-20)

1. 22, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL

2. 18, Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO

3. 15, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA

4. 12, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA

5. 9, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA

(tie) 9, Matt Sutton, Macomb, IL

(tie) 9, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA

8. 7, Jesse Giannetto, Cedar Rapids, IA

(tie) 7, Matt Rogerson, West Burlington, IA

(tie) 7, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA

(tie) 7, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA

There are probably some names there, you’re not familiar with. It adds to the charm of the series. It was a Schneiderman who won last Saturday night at 34 Raceway with the Sprint Invaders. Josh won his seventh with the series. Twenty-nine cars were gathered for another great night of racing. There were veterans and there was a couple of 15 year olds learning the ropes. Josh had them all covered after learning he was driving Jimmy Davies #99 that day.

As I exited the pits and headed to the front stretch before the night’s racing began, a white full-size pickup veered as if to hit me. A big grin came from the driver’s seat. It was Matt Rogerson, who in his mind was reminding me he’s the all-time leading feature winner at 34 Raceway with the Sprint Invaders (tied with Jerrod Hull with 5). He always makes sure I mention him. He’s not retired, just on pause, or so he says.

Matt’s fifth win at 34 was the first I announced for the series back in 2008 (the story is at the bottom of this page).

The series remains in able hands and heads to its last three events this year (September 12 at Lee County Speedway, September 13 at Moberly, and September 26 $5,000 to win at 34) with 2016 series champion Chris Martin leading the standings, ahead of Cody Wehrle, Tanner Gebhardt, John Schulz and Brayden Gaylord.

Kyle Update

I may have wrote my column on Kyle Larson a week too soon. Another weekend sweep with the World of Outlaws in North Dakota commenced. It was dramatic, and if you didn’t see the highlights, check them out on OpenWheel101.com.

If that wasn’t enough, he made his first USAC Silver Crown start since 2012, this one at the Hoosier Hundred on the Indiana State Fairgrounds mile. After setting quick time just short of the track record, his Sean Michael team elected to change to a harder tire. Coming from 23rd, he won that deal as well!

The Midwest Thunder Sprint Series presented by OpenWheel101.com points (see below) lead has also succumbed to Kyle. This week’s point shows include a MOWA event Friday at Granite City (with POWRi/WAR), and World of Outlaws shows in Missouri and Nebraska. With Knoxville and I-70 being the latest cancellations, it’s crunch time! Please consider donating to the point fund.

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Up Next for the Midwest Thunder Sprints…

Fri, Aug 28 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA)

Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO)

Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO)

Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA) Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) Sun, Sept 6 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO)

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

1. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 590 (10)

2. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 548

3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 530 (3)

4. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)

5. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 420 (5)

6. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 399

7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 354

8. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 321 9. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 314

10. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 256 (2)

11. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 249

12. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 245 13. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 232

14. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 230

15. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 214 (2) 16. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 197 (1)

17. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 184 (1) (tie) Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 184

19. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 181

20. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 172

21. Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 170

22. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 158

23. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 142

24. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 139

25. Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 131

26. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 117

27. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 116

28. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 112

29. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 109

30. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 101

31. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 92

32. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 88

(tie) Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 88

34. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 87

35. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 77

(tie) Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 77

37. Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 75 38. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 72 39. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70

(tie) Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 70

41. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 69

42. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 64

43. Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 63

44. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 60

(tie) Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 60

46. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 58

47. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 56

(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 56 49. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 55

50. Scott Biertzer, West Bend, WI, 53 47. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52 48. Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 48

(tie) Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 48 50. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, CA, 44 (tie) Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44 52. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 41

53. Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 40 54. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 39

55. Brian Bell, Gallaway, TN, 38

(tie) Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 38

(tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 38

(tie) Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 38

59. Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 36 60. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 35 (tie) Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 35

(tie) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 35

63. Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 34

(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 34

65. Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 32

(tie) Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 32

(tie) Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 32

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 32

69. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 28

(tie) Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 28

(tie) Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 28

(tie) Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 28 73. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26 74. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 25

(tie) Gerard McIntyre Jr., New Oxford, PA, 25 76. Matt VanderVere, Zion, IL, 20 (tie) Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 20

(tie) Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 20

(tie) Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 20

(tie) Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 20 81. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 18 (tie) Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 18 (tie) Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 18

(tie) Jeff Asher, Park Hills, MO, 18

(tie) Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 18

(tie) Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 18 87. Zach Hampton, Indianapolis, IN, 16

(tie) Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 16

(tie) Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA, 16

(tie) Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 16

(tie) Blake Egeland, Climax, MN, 16 92. Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14 (tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 14

(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 14

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 14

(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 14

(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

98. Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 12

(tie) Carson Short, Marion, IL, 12

(tie) Greg Nikitenko, Minot, ND, 12 101. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10 (tie) Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10 (tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 10

(tie) Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10

(tie) Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 10 106. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8 (tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8

(tie) Tony Wondra, Campbellsport, WI, 8

(tie) Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 8

(tie) Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 8 111. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6 (tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 6

(tie) Preston Perlmutter, San Antonio, TX, 6

(tie) Tom Egeland, Climax, MN, 6

(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 6 116. Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4 (tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4 (tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4 (tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4 (tie) Jack Routson, Waterman, IL, 4 (tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 4

(tie) Austin Deblauw, Ventura, CA, 4

(tie) Tyler Shoemaker, Clinton, IL, 4

(tie) Zach Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 4 125. Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 2 (tie) Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 2

(tie) Nick Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 2

(tie) Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 2

World of Outlaws member wins…

5, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA 2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA 2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT

1, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN

Tentative 2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX) Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA) Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA) Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Fri, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD) Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI) Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN) Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT) Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA) Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA) Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI) Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA) Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX) Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI) Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA) Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH) Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Sat, Aug 8 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)

Sun, Aug 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL) Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT) Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA) Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI) Sat, Aug 22 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Fri, Aug 28 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA)

Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO) Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO)

Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA) Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) Sun, Sept 6 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO)

Fri, Sept 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial)

Sat, Sept 12 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) (Tom Knowles Memorial) Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA)

Fri, Oct 2 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)

Sat, Oct 17 – 34 Raceway (IA)

Sat, Oct 17 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) (WoO)

The Rest TBD…

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Weighing in on Larson!

(Bill W) August 19, 2020, Monroe, IA – I’ve avoided it as best I can. The comparisons of Kyle Larson’s season to some of our legends in the past started about as soon as he left NASCAR and started annihilating the open wheel competition.

I normally avoid these comparisons like the plague and will do so now, with a few caveats. Comparing eras in racing is not different than comparing them in any other walk of life. Times change, technology changes, society changes, people change and they evolve. We are bigger, stronger, faster and supposedly smarter than we were in the past.

What Kyle, and crew chief, Paul Silva, are doing right now is special. Talk to his fellow drivers, car owners, mechanics, media members and fans…no one doubts that. The run he has been on has been incredible.

Back in the summer of 2013, I was tasked to compare Kyle (at the time 21 years old) to Jeff Gordon at the same age by Flat Out Magazine. That article can be found at the bottom of this document. To be fair, I didn’t want to do it, and by reading it, you may be able to tell it was a struggle. And really, with all due respect to Jeff, there was no comparison in their open wheel accomplishments at that age. Kyle was already that good. Don’t get me wrong. Jeff had the same kind of God given ability, and he proved that in an illustrious NASCAR career. Jeff was a USAC midget champion, and headed south immediately at a very early age for the times.

The most common comparison of a single season to Kyle’s in 2020 is Doug Wolfgang. With Doug, you have to ask, which year? He set the single season standard at the time (mostly with Bob Trostle) at 45 wins in 1977. Like Kyle, he had ran where the money was, and he and Bob built their car themselves. With Bob Weikert and the Davey Brown Jr. and Sr., Wolfie notched a mind boggling 53 in 1985 in another independent season (I believe poor Keith Kauffman’s 32 that year with Al Hamilton was largely ingnored). And if you were around in 1989, you remember the dominance he had aboard young Danny Peace’s #8D wrenched by Deuce Turrill. They won 44 times and earned over $500,000. While the rest squabbled amongst the World of Outlaws/USA split, they came in and beat them both whenever they felt like it seemed. Sound familiar? A bit.

Steve Kinser is the modern sprint car king as far as wins go. Sure he had Karl turning the wrenches, but Steve’s determination pulled a so-so car through on more than a few occasions. How about 56 sprint car wins in a season? That’s the current record he set in 1987. He was racing the best every single night, and won a whopping 46 of the 69 World of Outlaws feature events (that included 24 of the last 26)! We haven’t heard Larson’s bounty compared to that season, and rightfully so…not yet anyway! Like Kyle, Steve and Doug did it with and without the wing.

Donny Schatz has been dominating in a time when equipment has been equalized. He is smooth, and races clean. He is a ten-time World of Outlaws champion. Sammy Swindell has been as dominant as anyone in his career.

Others have been on rails in different eras. Hooker Hood wrapped up over 100 feature wins in his super-modified in the mid-south in 1967 and 1968.

In the early 1900’s, races were fewer and careers much shorter. That said, drivers like the “King of the Dirt Tracks,” Gus Schrader, Emory Collins and Jimmie Wilburn stood out. But they racked up the wins as well! Check out this all-time top 20 in sanctioned wins only from 1900-2019 (thanks Bob Mays).

1. Steve Kinser 764

2. Sammy Swindell 481

3. Emory Collins 359

4. Donny Schatz 318

5. Gus Schrader 290

6. Doug Wolfgang 237

7. Gary Wright 230

8. Brent Kaeding 221

9. Mark Kinser 220

10. Danny Lasoski 219

11. Jimmie Wilburn 208

12. Bobby Grim 185

13. Joey Saldana 183

14. Ralph DePalma 179

15. Dale Blaney 151

(tie) Mark Dobmeier 151

17. Dave Blaney 149

18. Jac Haudenschild 128

19. Ron Shuman 127

20. Deb Snyder 124

Pretty cool stuff. As I walk amongst the plaques of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees, one thing sticks out when I see a Hall of Fame driver. Of the ones I’ve been fortunate to see race, when I showed up at a racetrack on a certain night, I knew that in 99% of the cases of the drivers I see in the Hall of Fame (and maybe more), that was the driver everyone was looking to beat on that given night.

It could have been Gary Wright at Devil’s Bowl, Terry McCarl at Huset’s, Lance Dewease or Kauffman at the Port, Doug Wolfgang or Danny Lasoski at Knoxville, Sammy Swindell at Bristol, Brent Kaeding at San Jose, Richard Griffin at Perris or Steve Kinser just about anywhere. I suspect that’s the way it was for Gus Schrader, or Emory Collins, or Wilburn or Deb Snyder.

So you see why I’m reluctant to compare Kyle to others. But Kyle is in that zone right now. I knew when I watched USAC Indiana Midget Week. I knew when I saw him race with the All Stars this season, I knew at PA and OH Speedweeks, and I knew when all the money was on the line last weekend in Knoxville…he’s the one to beat. He is special, and I’m enjoying watching him while I can.

I also enjoy what a good person he is. He takes time for the fans, and there are many. He takes time to come in the Hall of Fame, take his time, and appreciate the history of the sport. He’s going back to NASCAR as soon as that is possible…but he will be back, and he will always be present. And we are all the better for it!

Speaking of Kyle, with all the winning, he’s snuck into second place behind Brian Brown in the Midwest Thunder Sprint Series presented by OpenWheel101.com point standings. That may be more cash headed his way if he sticks around the Midwest a while!

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Up Next for the Midwest Thunder Sprints…

Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO) Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) Sun, Aug 23 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO) Fri, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Sat, Aug 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO) Sun, Aug 30 – Dirt Oval Route 66 (IL) (IRA)

Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO)

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

1. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 530 (3)

2. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 490 (8)

3. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)

4. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 473

5. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 370 (4)

6. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 359

7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 354

8. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 321 9. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 254

10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 249

11. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 245 12. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 232

13. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 230

14. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 210 (2)

15. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 206 (1) 16. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 197 (1)

17. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 184 (1) (tie) Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 184

19. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 172

20. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 158

21. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 146

22. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 139 23. Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 125

24. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 108

25. Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 99

26. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 96

27. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 95

28. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 92

29. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 88

(tie) Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 88 31. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 87

32. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 77 33. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 74

34. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 72 35. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70

(tie) Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 70

37. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 69

38. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 64

39. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 60

(tie) Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 60

41. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 58

42. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 56

(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 56 44. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 55

(tie) Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 55

(tie) Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 55 47. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52 (tie) Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 52 49. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, CA, 44 (tie) Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44

51. Scott Biertzer, West Bend, WI, 43

52. Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 42 53. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 41

54. Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 40 55. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 39

56. Brian Bell, Gallaway, TN, 38

(tie) Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 38

58. Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 36 59. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 35 (tie) Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 35

(tie) Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 35

62. Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 34

63. Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 32

(tie) Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 32

(tie) Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 32

66. Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 30

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 30

68. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 28 69. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26

(tie) Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 26

(tie) Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 26

(tie) James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 26 73. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 25

(tie) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 25 75. Matt VanderVere, Zion, IL, 20 (tie) Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 20

(tie) Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 20

(tie) Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 20 79. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 18 (tie) Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 18 (tie) Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 18

(tie) Jeff Asher, Park Hills, MO, 18

(tie) Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 18 84. Zach Hampton, Indianapolis, IN, 16

(tie) Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 16

(tie) Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 16

(tie) Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA, 16 88. Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14 (tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 14

(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 14

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 14

(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 14

(tie) Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 14

(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

95. Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 12

(tie) Carson Short, Marion, IL, 12 97. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10 (tie) Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10 (tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 10

(tie) Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10 101. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8 (tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8

(tie) Tony Wondra, Campbellsport, WI, 8

(tie) Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 8 105. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6 (tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 6

(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 6

(tie) Preston Perlmutter, San Antonio, TX, 6 109. Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4 (tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4 (tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4 (tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4 (tie) Jack Routson, Waterman, IL, 4 (tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 4

(tie) Austin Deblauw, Ventura, CA, 4

(tie) Tyler Shoemaker, Clinton, IL, 4 117. Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 2 (tie) Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 2

World of Outlaws member wins…

5, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA 2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA 2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT

1, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN

Tentative 2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX) Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA) Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA) Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Fri, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD) Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI) Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN) Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT) Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA) Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA) Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI) Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA) Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX) Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI) Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA) Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH) Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Sat, Aug 8 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)

Sun, Aug 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL) Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT) Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO) Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) Sun, Aug 23 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO) Fri, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Sat, Aug 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO) Sun, Aug 30 – Dirt Oval Route 66 (IL) (IRA)

Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO)

Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA) Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) Sun, Sept 6 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO)

Fri, Sept 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Sept 11 – I-70 Speedway (MO) (WoO) Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial)

Sat, Sept 12 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) (Tom Knowles Memorial)

Sat, Sept 12 – I-70 Speedway (MO) (WoO) Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA) Fri, Sept 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Sat, Sept 26 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)

Sat, Oct 17 – 34 Raceway (IA)

Sat, Oct 17 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) (WoO)

Much TBD…

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Next Kyle Larson?

(From Flatout Magazine Summer 2013)

by Bill Wright - The term prodigy is thrown around in society too often. In open wheel racing, anyone competing under the age of twenty is labeled as such. We always tag these youngsters as “the next Jeff Gordon” or “the next Tony Stewart”. These labels are just this side of impossible to live up to. Jeff and Smoke have become the icons that all open wheel youngsters who crave racing on Sunday seek to attain.

One driver is changing our racing terminology. I remember interviewing Kyle Larson as part of an internet broadcast several years ago. He was tearing up the dirt karts at Red Bluff and other venues in California and was coming to English Creek Speedway in Iowa during the Nationals. He was about twelve years old I’m guessing. He couldn’t have been more modest, something I thought was extraordinary for his age and successes. Nothing has changed there. However, while some were soon to label him “the next Jeff Gordon” from California, I knew the road that many of these youngsters take all too well.

It had become all too common for Mom and Dad to buy all the equipment money could buy to chase USAC, starting at the age of sixteen or so, and chase the ghosts of Jeff and Tony. Many would burn out and some would get a raw deal for a while at the next level. A minute percentage would get a decent shot. I wasn’t a believer in Kyle Larson being the next best thing, but maybe I should have been.

We thought it might be fun to do some comparisons of Gordon and Larson. Comparing individuals may be my least favorite thing to do. Members of the media like to think they know it all. I’m far from one of them. Predicting what will happen in the future is something none of us can do, but we thought it would be fun to do comparison for a current perspective on Larson.

Jeff Gordon has set the standard for young open wheel racers. When Jeff was running sprints and midgets at the ages of 13, 14, 15 and 16 in the mid-80’s, it was quite the novelty. Most started in their late teens, or in the case of the greatest of all-time, Steve Kinser, in their twenties. Some were angry at those responsible for putting Jeff in a sprint car. Times have changed. Kyle turned 21 this summer. That’s hard to imagine, because it seems he’s been around for some time.

In comparing the two, one thing stands out. Both were not born with a silver spoon. What they have accomplished has come by way of talent. No amount of money can make a driver do what they’ve done. When Jeff was traveling and racing sprint cars, he and stepfather John Bickford could be found sleeping in the pickup on occasion. And while it’s been a while since I’ve conversed with Jeff, at last check, these two are as modest as it comes. That can usually be traced to one’s upbringing.

Our comparison of the two covers primarily their open wheel careers prior to age 21. Jeff Gordon is a four-time NASCAR champion since then. It’s apples and oranges to bring Kyle onto that level right now, but he is headed straight for it! There is no denying that.

Jeff had a great open-wheel career, but one look at Kyle Larson’s accomplishments the past two seasons alone will make the most hardcore fan dizzy. Just putting the enormity of the wins together requires a break and a deep breath. It really is mind-numbing. With and without a wing in 410’s, 360’s and midgets, he has won on the biggest stages. What is truly awesome is, like Stewart, you are liable to see him back at your local dirt track any moment!

Early On

By the time Jeff was six years old, he had won 35 karting main events running out of his hometown of Vallejo, California. In 1981, at the age of ten, he was a mind-blowing 25 for 25 in karting. By the time he was thirteen, Jeff was ready to get into the sprint cars.

Kyle started “late” in the karts at age seven, but he won his first race at eight, and by the time he was sixteen and ready to get into the sprint cars, he had twenty-six championships.

Both drivers started in wing sprint car racing. At thirteen, Jeff was racing with the All Stars in Florida, and he won his first sprint car start at the age of fourteen at KC Raceway in Chillicothe, Ohio. Progressing into his teens, and now living in Pittsboro, Indiana, he won the Bloomington Speedway (winged) and Eldora Speedway championships in 1988.

Jeff received a financial break with sponsorship from Aussie John Rae that season and went on to win fourteen of fifteen events in New Zealand and Australia that winter.

In 2007, at the age of sixteen, Kyle started running sprint cars. He was nominated for National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Rookie of the Year honors in both the 410 and 360 classes…the first driver to do so. He became the youngest Civil War Series (360w) feature winner ever, in addition to being the youngest to win features at Placerville Speedway and Petaluma Speedway.

Kyle would finish runner-up in Civil War points in 2008, before grabbing his first 410 win in 2009, capturing Rookie of the Year honors in the Golden State Challenge Series. In 2010, pairing with California legend, Brent Kaeding, he won the Golden State Challenge Championship. Kyle also kept busy by winning the Calistoga Speedway championship and finishing second at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville (360w). Oh yeah, we can’t forget he won the Outlaw kart Tulsa Shootout and finished tenth in the Chili Bowl in a midget to start the season!

Gordon in USAC

Jeff amazed race fans by winning his first ever USAC National midget start at the age of 18 in 1989. Incidentally, he set a one-lap track record at Indianapolis Raceway Park that night. He went on to win the “Night Before the 500” at IRP and was named the USAC midget Rookie of the Year.

In 1990, Jeff became the youngest USAC National Midget Champion at the age of 19. He captured both the “Hut Hundred” and the Belleville Midget Nationals that season, and took his first foray into Busch Grand National racing.

The following year would be his last. He set another age mark, by becoming the youngest USAC Silver Crown Champion. His biggest win that season was his midget win at Eldora Speedway’s 4-crown Nationals. Jeff totaled twenty-two USAC wins in his career and received a lot of notoriety because of his young age and the spotlight that ESPN’s “Thursday Night Thunder” brought.

Kyle’s Insane 2011

Even novice fans had heard of Larson by 2011. He went on to win twenty-two times and was named to the Motor Sports Press Association Open Wheel/Oval track Driver of the Year. Kyle was also the first to ever win the Hall of Fame’s “Wild Card” Award in all three sprint car divisions – Non-wing, 360 and 410.

Kyle took USAC by storm in all three classes, finishing second in the sprints, third in the midgets and third in the Silver Crown series in his first year. The highlights of his USAC season in a nutshell are as follows: sweeping all three divisions at Eldora’s 4-Crown, winning the Silver Crown Ted Horn Memorial 100 on the mile in Duquoin, Illinois, winning the richest non-wing sprint car show, the Ultimate Challenge in Oskaloosa, Iowa, and winning the Belleville Nationals. In addition, in his first pavement starts in USAC’s three divisions, he set quick time.

Proving he could beat the best in the winged business in either 410 or 360 ranks, Kyle became the youngest winner ever of Silver Dollar Speedway’s Gold Cup Race of Champions with the World of Outlaws (Jeff’s best WoO finish ever was a fourth at Bloomington) at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California. He also beat the ASCS (360) National Series in Hanford, California and captured ASCS Northwest Speedweek.

Kyle turns it up in 2012

After a bar set so high the previous season, most expected a letdown for Kyle, especially with a busy schedule with the fenders on pavement in 2012. We couldn’t have been more wrong. Kyle’s win total went from twenty-two to thirty!

Kyle’s first ever stock car/late model race on the pavement at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway in February didn’t go too bad. You guessed it…he won! All Kyle did in the stock cars in 2012 was win the K&N Pro Series East championship. It was a nice warm-up for moving into Nationwide this year.

Kyle Larson may be best explained with an early season run he had at the Tulare Thunderbowl in Tulare, California. Driving Josh Ford’s #73 non-wing 360 sprinter, he won on the preliminary night. He also won the 410 winged portion in Paul Silva’s #57.

On the final night, things appeared grim with a heat crash in Ford’s machine. Never fear! Ryan Bernal’s #73 was made available. Kyle started last in the B before driving to the fourth and final transfer. Starting tail, he would go on to pass everyone again. His perfect four for four went away with four laps to go in the 410 finale with a blown oil filter seal (while leading).

Another double came at Kokomo Speedway with his first sprint car win there, followed by a midget week win on the same night. Strapping the wing on again, he won with the All Stars at Ohio Speedweek the first time he had seen either Cannonball Speedway or Wayne County Speedway.

How about a repeat of the $15,000 Ultimate Challenge at Oskaloosa? Why not? How about winning your prelim night in your first ever Knoxville Nationals? Why not? No problem for the Rookie of the Year at the Nationals.

At Chico in September, Kyle would win both the 360 non-wing feature and the Civil War (360w) race at the Gold Cup. To prove 2011 wasn’t a fluke, he beat Donny Schatz by a half-lap to win his second Gold Cup in a row. Add another midget win at the 4-Crown, some more wins, the $10,000 Gold Crown in Granite City, Illinois and oh yeah, the Turkey Night Grand Prix…and tack on a few wins across the pond last winter.

Summing it Up

Kyle started 2013 out in January, winning his Chili Bowl prelim before challenging for the lead on the final night. The feat itself…to stay with the Swindell’s and compete on the final night…was his alone. The wins keep coming. He’s running Nationwide in South Carolina one night, and passing twenty-nine cars in the B and A mains against the Outlaws at Knoxville the next night. How cool is that?

You see why our perspectives should change. Many will utter “The next Kyle Larson” in the future. I for one will not be one of them. One thing stands out for Jeff Gordon and Kyle Larson…talent. Yes, they both landed in good rides eventually, but they got there with talent. It’s refreshing and encouraging to see that money only goes so far. There is still room for the good ones...the good ones have a passion. And the cream will rise to the top…and in the case of Larson, it’s still rising!

 

 

 

 

Kyle Larson Throttles Them All for $50,000 Capitani Classic Triumph! 

by Bill Wright 

 

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 15, 2020) – Kyle Larson dominated the best in the business Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway, taking home the Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank.  The Elk Grove, California native netted $50,000 for his win aboard the Paul Silva wrenched #57.   

 

Larson earned the pole position for the 30-lap feature event by winning the Dash.  He shot out to the lead immediately, ahead of Aaron Reutzel, Logan Schuchart, David Gravel and Carson Macedo.  Schuchart passed Reutzel for the second spot, just as the Texan slowed with gear issues.  He was done for the event. 

 

Larson shot back out to the lead, with the best racing being a donnybrook between Sweet and Macedo for the fourth spot.  They traded the position three times by lap seven.  On lap 12, Larson was already into lapped traffic.  Schuchart shot by Gravel for second on lap 14, while Macedo moved by Sweet to take fourth on lap 15.   

 

With ten laps to go, Larson was putting the whip to the #57, and had opened up the 3.7 second lead.  With five to go, that lead had built to over six seconds.  Gravel took second back from Schuchart at that point, but Larson was out of sight. 

 

James McFadden got into the turn four wall hard with two to go.  He was uninjured and returned to action after a work area stop.   

 

Though his big lead was erased, Larson was unphased the rest of the way, winning over Gravel, Schuchart, Macedo and Spencer Bayston.  Sweet, Sheldon Haudenschild, Austin McCarl, Rico Abreu and Daryn Pittman rounded out the top ten.  Donny Schatz put on the charge of the night, passing 42 cars.  After winning the C main from 17th, he charged from 18th to fourth in the B, and from 24th to 12th in the feature.  Sweet, Abreu, Macedo and Bayston won the four qualifiers.  Brian Brown won the B after suffering mechanical issues in his qualifier. 

 

“This means a lot,” said Larson in Victory Lane.  “2020 has been a crazy year.  We all wish it was Nationals.  Hats off to the World of Outlaws and Knoxville Raceway and everyone who presented this race.  In the main event, I could get down the straightaways really good.  When I caught traffic, I wanted to be aggressive.  I felt like we set a really good pace.  I didn’t want to see that red flag late.  I was thankful it was a single file restart.  I didn’t really know what to do.  I decided to protect into one.  That’s always nerve-wracking, but my car’s so good.  Paul did a heck of a job.” 

 

“If he ran the top, I was going to send it in on him,” said Gravel of the late restart.  “It just didn’t happen.  It was a good race.  We wouldn’t have had a shot if that red didn’t come out.  He was gone.  We didn’t get going early in the race.  I had to battle Logan quite a bit to get by him.  I think we probably had the second best car.  Maybe if we started on the front row, we could have held with him a little longer.  We just never had a chance.” 

 

“I thought I was going to have a good shot at it rolling the bottom,” said Schuchart.  “I just feel like the top was faster, and Kyle got it from the beginning.  I just got beat by the better experienced drivers and teams tonight.  We’ve gotten better and better since we’ve been coming to Knoxville.  We really hit it right last year.  I just moved my wing back a little too much and got tight on the cushion.  We keep getting better and more comfortable.” 

 

The next action at Knoxville Raceway takes place Friday night, August 28 on Busch Light Night featuring $1 Busch Light!  Saturday, August 29 is Iowa Corn Growers Association District 5 and District 9 Night also featuring $1 Busch Light.  All three sprint car classes (410, 360 and Pro) will be in action both nights!  For more information on the Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter. 

 

Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank Results  

 

Qualifier One (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (2); 2. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (4); 3. 9, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (3); 4. 17w, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (6) / 5. 48, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (7); 6. 49x, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (11); 7. 17x, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (8); 8. 33m, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (10) / 9. 5c, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (9); 10. 42, Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA (14); 11. 27, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (12); 12. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (13); 13. 21, Brian Brown, Grass Valley, CA (1); 14. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (5); 15. 56, Joe Simbro, Swan, IA (15) 

 

Qualifier Two (started), 12 Laps, 3:19.2: 1. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (1); 2. 12N, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (4); 3. 26, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (2); 4. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (5) / 5. 7s, Jason Sides, Memphis, TN (6); 6. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (8); 7. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (3); 8. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (10) / 9. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (9); 10. 83J, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (11); 11. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (12); 12. 9w, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (13); 13. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (7); 14. 6, Bill Rose, Plainfield, IN (14) 

  

Qualifier Three (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. 2, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (1); 2. 1a, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (2); 3. 19, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (3); 4. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (7) / 5. 2m, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (9); 6. 13, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (6); 7. 39, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (5); 8. 44s, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (10) / 9. 2KS, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (4); 10. 5, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (8); 11. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (12); 12. 70, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (13); 13. 41s, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (11); 14. 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN (14) 

 

Qualifier Four (started), 12 Laps, 3:17.6: 1. 71, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (1); 2. 83, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (2); 3. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (3); 4. 3z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (4) / 5. 14, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (7); 6. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (5); 7. 7, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (6); 8. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (9) / 9. 2c, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (10); 10. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (11); 11. 88, Kyle Offill, Tracy, CA (12); 12. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (8); 13. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (14); 14. 35, Zach Hampton, Indianapolis, IN (13) 

 

C main, 14 Laps, NT: 1. Donny Schatz (17); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 3. Ian Madsen (7); 4. Tasker Phillips (11) / 5. Brooke Tatnell (3); 6. Josh Schneiderman (2); 7. Tucker Klaasmeyer (9); 8. Sye Lynch (5); 9. Kyle Offill (12); 10. Tori Knutson (19); 11. Davey Heskin (10); 12. Wayne Johnson (4); 13. Colby Copeland (1); 14. Sawyer Phillips (16); 15. Chris Martin (13); 16. Skylar Gee (8); 17. Cale Thomas (14); 18. Anthony Macri (15); 19. Joe Simbro (20); 20. Kevin Ingle (21); 21. Bill Rose (18) DNS – Zach Hampton, Dominic Scelzi, Ryan Giles  

 

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:42.5: 1. Kyle Larson (2); 2. Aaron Reutzel (1); 3. Logan Schuchart (4); 4. Brad Sweet (6); 5. David Gravel (3); 6. Carson Macedo (7); 7. Rico Abreu (8); 8. Spencer Bayston (5) 

 

B main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. Danny Dietrich (3); 3. Matt Juhl (2); 4. Donny Schatz (18) / 5. Kerry Madsen (5); 6. Tyler Courtney (8); 7. Tim Kaeding (13); 8. Jason Sides (4); 9. Paul McMahan (9); 10. Parker Price-Miller (6); 11. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (10); 12. Kraig Kinser (17); 13. Ayrton Gennetten (15); 14. Tim Shaffer (7); 15. Ian Madsen (20); 16. Trey Starks (16); 17. Mason Daniel (14); 18. Tasker Phillips (21); 19. Lynton Jeffrey (19); 20. Josh Baughman (11); 21. Sammy Swindell (12) 

 

A main, 30 Laps, NT: 1. Kyle Larson (1); 2. David Gravel (5); 3. Logan Schuchart (3); 4. Carson Macedo (6); 5. Spencer Bayston (8); 6. Brad Sweet (4); 7. Sheldon Haudenschild (9); 8. Austin McCarl (19); 9. Rico Abreu (7); 10. Daryn Pittman (12); 11. Cory Eliason (14); 12. Donny Schatz (24); 13. Gio Scelzi (16); 14. Joey Saldana (10); 15. Danny Dietrich (22); 16. Brian Brown (21); 17. Matt Juhl (23); 18. Shane Stewart (15); 19. Brock Zearfoss (20); 20. Jacob Allen (11); 21. James McFadden (13); 22. Shane Golobic (17); 23. Terry McCarl (18); 24. Aaron Reutzel (2). Lap Leader: Larson 1-30. Hard-charger: Schatz. 

 

 

David Gravel Streaks to Victory on Night #2 of Knoxville’s “One and Only!”

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 14, 2020) – David Gravel held off Kyle Larson in another classic feature Friday night at the Knoxville Raceway. Gravel’s win came on Night #2 of the “One and Only” featuring the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws. The Watertown, Connecticut driver bagged $10,000 for his seventh career win at Knoxville aboard the Jason Johnson Racing #41. Gravel and Larson, who won on Night #1 are joined by Aaron Reutzel and Logan Schuchart in locking themselves into the Dash for Saturday night’s $50,000 to win Brownell’s Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank.

David Gravel shot out early from his starting spot on the pole to lead early in the 25-lap main event. Rico Abreu settled into second, followed by Kyle Larson, Brian Brown and Spencer Bayston.

Gravel entered lapped traffic on the seventh circuit, but Brown suffered a flat right rear, bringing a caution. On the double-file restart, Larson hopped the inside berm coming out of turn four and shot across the track, contacting Bayston. The result was fatal left front damage for Bayston, and minor damage to Larson’s top wing.

Gravel shot out again when the green flag fell, while Abreu and Larson battled hard for the second spot. Brad Sweet, who started tenth, moved into fourth. Larson finally found his way by Abreu into second on lap nine, and Sweet followed him into third the next time around.

When Gravel entered lapped traffic again on lap 15, Larson slowly reeled him in the rest of the way. Though none but himself could be on his parallel Thursday night, Larson could not catch the speedy 2019 Knoxville Nationals champion.

Gravel would streak across the line two-tenths of a second ahead of Larson. Sweet held onto third, followed by Abreu and Shane Golobic. Sheldon Haudenschild, Cory Eliason, Shane Stewart, Logan Schuchart and Aaron Reutzel rounded out the top ten. Jacob Allen set quick time over the 63-car field for the second night in a row. Haudenschild, Colby Copeland, Sammy Swindell, Brooke Tatnell, Larson and Sawyer Phillips won heat races. Skylar Gee won the D main, Josh Schneiderman took the C main, and Schuchart claimed the B. Gravel was the Dash winner.

Gravel, Larson, Reutzel and Schuchart lock into Saturday night’s Dash, while the rest will line heads up by points (below) in four Qualifiers. The winners of the 12-lap qualifiers will join the quartet in the Dash, and the top four finishers will transfer to the feature. Fifth through eighth place finishers head to the B, ninth through 12th go to the C, with everyone else heading to the D.

“Paul Silva and Kyle Larson are really good, but when Phillip Dietz and David Gravel are on, we can compete with the best,” said Gravel in Victory Lane. “Tonight it showed. Kyle is a good friend, and he’s making us step up our game. It’s been a struggle this year to get a balance. Tonight we were running well. It was definitely intense. Those lapped cars…who knows where they were going? I know Kyle was close at the end. I know we had a good last lap. I was getting tight on the curb. We’re right where we want to be (for Saturday). We did our job.”

“The racecar was really good,” said Larson. “Especially when I get to traffic, I feel really good. David just did a little better job than me at some points of the early parts when we got to traffic. I couldn’t make enough ground to stay close off of two. It was a good points night for the dash tomorrow. It’s definitely a cool format. I feel like it rewards drivers who move forward when they hit the racetrack. We were able to do that, and it put us in position to go for a big win tomorrow.”

“It feels like a win for us,” said Sweet. “Obviously, we needed a good rebound after last night. This team’s been through a lot. It’s nice to be on the podium. We’ll see where we line up for tomorrow. We changed a lot on the car tonight, and I felt like we were really competitive in the A. We just needed something a little bit better there, so we’ll see what we can do. We need to get through that Qualifier and give these guys a run for their money.”

Tickets are sold out for Saturday’s $50,000 to win Brownell’s Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank! Get live results at KnoxvilleRaceway.com, or view the PPV broadcast at www.DirtVision.com. For more information on the Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws “The One and Only” Night #1 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (2), 15.718; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (42), 15.723; 3. 41, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (46), 15.811; 4. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (28), 15.825; 5. 19, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (47), 15.833; 6. 71, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (55), 15.834; 7. O9, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (39), 15.854; 8. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (48), 15.883; 9. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (33), 15.886; 10. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (57), 15.891; 11. 83, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (37), 15.893; 12. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (3), 15.909; 13. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (29), 15.916; 14. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (6), 15.942; 15. 12N, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (13), 15.952; 16. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (40), 15.979; 17. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (1), 15.987; 18. 26, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (32), 16.005; 19. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (4), 16.007; 20. 48, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (38), 16.009; 21. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (58), 16.013; 22. 83J, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (44), 16.015; 23. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (20), 16.021; 24. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (19), 16.024; 25. 14, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (14), 16.054; 26. 9, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (56), 16.055; 27. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (26), 16.065; 28. 13, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (31), 16.082; 29. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (16), 16.086; 30. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (15), 16.091; 31. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (49), 16.091; 32. 2, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (7), 16.112; 33. 3Z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (23), 16.124; 34. 7, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (12), 16.146; 35. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (59), 16.152; 36. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (30), 16.167; 37. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (25), 16.169; 38. 5C, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (35), 16.172; 39. 88, Kyle Offill, Tracy, CA (17), 16.183; 40. 2KS, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (41), 16.212; 41. 42, Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA (24), 16.231; 42. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (22), 16.242; 43. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (52), 16.259; 44. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (50), 16.265; 45. 39, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (21), 16.266; 46. 5, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (10), 16.293; 47. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (5), 16.311; 48. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 16.350; 49. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (11), 16.364; 50. 27, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (60), 16.394; 51. 70, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (34), 16.408; 52. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (63), 16.436; 53. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (43), 16.439; 54. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (62), 16.469; 55. 9W, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (53), 16.489; 56. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (61), 16.500; 57. 6, Bill Rose, Plainfield, IN (45), 16.505; 58. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (9), 16.507; 59. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (18), 16.553; 60. 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN (36), 16.880; 61. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (27), 17.085; 62. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (54), 17.303; 63. 94, Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN (51), NT.

Heat one (started), 10 Laps, 2:42.7: 1. Sheldon Haudenschild (3) / 2. Jason Sides (1); 3. Parker Price-Miller (4); 4. Dominic Scelzi (2); 5. Josh Baughman (5); 6. Austin McCarl (9); 7. Jacob Allen (8); 8. Matt Juhl (7); 9. Mason Daniel (6); 10. Ryan Giles (10); 11. Joe Simbro (11)

Heat two (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Colby Copeland (2) / 2. James McFadden (4); 3. Carson Macedo (3); 4. Anthony Macri (6); 5. Brian Brown (8); 6. Aaron Reutzel (7); 7. Danny Dietrich (5); 8. Hunter Schuerenberg (1); 9. Tucker Klaasmeyer (9); 10. Zach Hampton (10); 11. Kevin Ingle (11)

Heat three (started), 10 Laps, 2:44.4: 1. Sammy Swindell (1) / 2. Brock Zearfoss (3); 3. David Gravel (8); 4. Logan Schuchart (5); 5. Shane Golobic (7); 6. Josh Schneiderman (4); 7. Joey Saldana (6); 8. Cale Thomas (9); 9. Kyle Offill (2); 10. Bill Rose (10); DNS – Jeff Swindell

Heat four (started), 10 Laps, 2:46.0: 1. Brooke Tatnell (2) / 2. Tim Kaeding (3); 3. Rico Abreu (6); 4. Paul McMahan (4); 5. Brad Sweet (7); 6. Ian Madsen (1); 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (8); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 9. Tasker Phillips (10); 10. Skylar Gee (9)

Heat five (started), 10 Laps, 2:43.9: 1. Kyle Larson (5) / 2. Wayne Johnson (1); 3. Terry McCarl (3); 4. Shane Stewart (8); 5. Daryn Pittman (7); 6. Ayrton Gennetten (4); 7. Gio Scelzi (6); 8. Kraig Kinser (9); 9. Chris Martin (10); 10. Sye Lynch (2)

Heat six (started), 10 Laps, 2:45.9: 1. Sawyer Phillips (1) / 2. Trey Starks (2); 3. Cory Eliason (6); 4. Spencer Bayston (8); 5. Tim Shaffer (3); 6. Kerry Madsen (5); 7. Donny Schatz (7); 8. Davey Heskin (9); 9. Tyler Courtney (4); 10. Tori Knutson (10)

D main (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.0: 1. Skylar Gee (2); 2. Tucker Klaasmeyer (1); 3. Tasker Phillips (3); 4. Chris Martin (4) / 5. Zach Hampton (6); 6. Ryan Giles (5); 7. Tori Knutson (8); 8. Bill Rose (7); 9. Joe Simbro (9) DNS – Kevin Ingle, Jeff Swindell

C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:52.0: 1. Josh Schneiderman (1); 2. Dominic Scelzi (2); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 4. Wayne Johnson (3) / 5. Tim Shaffer (6); 6. Mason Daniel (4); 7. Tyler Courtney (8); 8. Austin McCarl (10); 9. Ayrton Gennetten (5); 10. Ian Madsen (9); 11. Kraig Kinser (15); 12. Davey Heskin (16); 13. Cale Thomas (14); 14. Skylar Gee (17); 15. Tasker Phillips (19); 16. Chris Martin (20); 17. Sye Lynch (13); 18. Kyle Offill (11); 19. Tucker Klaasmeyer (18); 20. Hunter Schuerenberg (12)

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:37.4: 1. David Gravel (1); 2. Rico Abreu (2); 3. Brian Brown (4); 4. Kyle Larson (8); 5. Shane Golobic (3); 6. Cory Eliason (5); 7. Shane Stewart (7); 8. Spencer Bayston (6)

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:22.8: 1. Logan Schuchart (3); 2. Matt Juhl (1); 3. Brock Zearfoss (4); 4. Carson Macedo (8) / 5. Parker Price-Miller (2); 6. Gio Scelzi (12); 7. Tim Kaeding (6); 8. Paul McMahan (9); 9. Joey Saldana (10); 10. Donny Schatz (7); 11. Danny Dietrich (16); 12. Trey Starks (13); 13. Lynton Jeffrey (19); 14. Josh Baughman (5); 15. Terry McCarl (11); 16. Josh Schneiderman (17); 17. Kerry Madsen (15); 18. Jason Sides (14); 19. Dominic Scelzi (18); 20. Wayne Johnson (20)

A main, 25 Laps, NT: 1. David Gravel (1); 2. Kyle Larson (4); 3. Brad Sweet (10); 4. Rico Abreu (2); 5. Shane Golobic (5); 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (14); 7. Cory Eliason (6); 8. Shane Stewart (7); 9. Logan Schuchart (21); 10. Aaron Reutzel (15); 11. Donny Schatz (25, prov.); 12. James McFadden (13); 13. Carson Macedo (24); 14. Matt Juhl (22); 15. Anthony Macri (9); 16. Brian Brown (3); 17. Sammy Swindell (19); 18. Daryn Pittman (12); 19. Jacob Allen (11); 20. Brock Zearfoss (23); 21. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (16); 22. Sawyer Phillips (20); 23. Brooke Tatnell (18); 24. Colby Copeland (17); 25. Spencer Bayston (8). Lap Leader: Gravel 1-25. Hard-charger: Schatz.

Unofficial Points Heading into Saturday’s Capitani Classic

Top Four Locked into Saturday’s Dash…

1 41 David Gravel 849

2 57 Kyle Larson 846

3 87 Aaron Reutzel 821

4 1S Logan Schuchart 812

Drivers Lining Heads up in Four Qualifiers transferring the winner to the Dash, and the top four to the main event…

5 21 Brian Brown 804

6 24 Rico Abreu 783

7 2 Carson Macedo 777

8 71 Spencer Bayston 776

9 49 Brad Sweet 768

10 26 Cory Eliason 768

11 1A Jacob Allen 753

12 83 Daryn Pittman 739

13 9 James McFadden 738

14 O9 Matt Juhl 734

15 19 Shane Stewart 725

16 18 Gio Scelzi 717

17 17 Sheldon Haudenschild 717

18 12N Joey Saldana 713

19 2KS Brooke Tatnell 708

20 3Z Brock Zearfoss 684

21 15 Donny Schatz 679

22 4 Terry McCarl 670

23 39 Sammy Swindell 667

24 15H Sam Hafertepe Jr. 666

25 17W Shane Golobic 660

26 7S Jason Sides 649

27 13 Paul McMahan 648

28 7 Tim Kaeding 646

29 48 Danny Dietrich 636

30 3P Sawyer Phillips 626

31 17A Austin McCarl 617

32 14 Parker Price-Miller 616

33 17X Josh Baughman 614

34 7BC Tyler Courtney 613

35 5 Ian Madsen 608

36 39M Anthony Macri 604

37 5C Colby Copeland 597

38 49J Josh Schneiderman 585

39 2M Kerry Madsen 570

40 11K Kraig Kinser 561

41 33M Mason Daniel 545

42 3 Ayrton Gennetten 532

43 44S Trey Starks 499

44 2C Wayne Johnson 495

45 49X Tim Shaffer 489

46 83J Lynton Jeffrey 486

47 55 Hunter Schuerenberg 470

48 99 Skylar Gee 410

49 27 Tucker Klaasmeyer 410

50 56N Davey Heskin 403

51 7TAZ Tasker Phillips 402

52 41S Dominic Scelzi 392

53 88 Kyle Offill 361

54 44 Chris Martin 352

55 9W Ryan Giles 350

56 35 Zach Hampton 327

57 70 Cale Thomas 306

58 6 Bill Rose 295

59 14K Tori Knutson 294

60 42 Sye Lynch 284

61 94 Jeff Swindell 279

62 56 Joe Simbro 273

63 2K Kevin Ingle 239

64 20 AJ Moeller 235

65 28 Scott Bogucki 120

66 7X Justin Henderson 72

67 64 Scotty Thiel 34

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 14, 2020) – David Gravel held off Kyle Larson in another classic feature Friday night at the Knoxville Raceway. Gravel’s win came on Night #2 of the “One and Only” featuring the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws. The Watertown, Connecticut driver bagged $10,000 for his seventh career win at Knoxville aboard the Jason Johnson Racing #41. Gravel and Larson, who won on Night #1 are joined by Aaron Reutzel and Logan Schuchart in locking themselves into the Dash for Saturday night’s $50,000 to win Brownell’s Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank.

David Gravel shot out early from his starting spot on the pole to lead early in the 25-lap main event. Rico Abreu settled into second, followed by Kyle Larson, Brian Brown and Spencer Bayston.

Gravel entered lapped traffic on the seventh circuit, but Brown suffered a flat right rear, bringing a caution. On the double-file restart, Larson hopped the inside berm coming out of turn four and shot across the track, contacting Bayston. The result was fatal left front damage for Bayston, and minor damage to Larson’s top wing.

Gravel shot out again when the green flag fell, while Abreu and Larson battled hard for the second spot. Brad Sweet, who started tenth, moved into fourth. Larson finally found his way by Abreu into second on lap nine, and Sweet followed him into third the next time around.

When Gravel entered lapped traffic again on lap 15, Larson slowly reeled him in the rest of the way. Though none but himself could be on his parallel Thursday night, Larson could not catch the speedy 2019 Knoxville Nationals champion.

Gravel would streak across the line two-tenths of a second ahead of Larson. Sweet held onto third, followed by Abreu and Shane Golobic. Sheldon Haudenschild, Cory Eliason, Shane Stewart, Logan Schuchart and Aaron Reutzel rounded out the top ten. Jacob Allen set quick time over the 63-car field for the second night in a row. Haudenschild, Colby Copeland, Sammy Swindell, Brooke Tatnell, Larson and Sawyer Phillips won heat races. Skylar Gee won the D main, Josh Schneiderman took the C main, and Schuchart claimed the B. Gravel was the Dash winner.

Gravel, Larson, Reutzel and Schuchart lock into Saturday night’s Dash, while the rest will line heads up by points (below) in four Qualifiers. The winners of the 12-lap qualifiers will join the quartet in the Dash, and the top four finishers will transfer to the feature. Fifth through eighth place finishers head to the B, ninth through 12th go to the C, with everyone else heading to the D.

“Paul Silva and Kyle Larson are really good, but when Phillip Dietz and David Gravel are on, we can compete with the best,” said Gravel in Victory Lane. “Tonight it showed. Kyle is a good friend, and he’s making us step up our game. It’s been a struggle this year to get a balance. Tonight we were running well. It was definitely intense. Those lapped cars…who knows where they were going? I know Kyle was close at the end. I know we had a good last lap. I was getting tight on the curb. We’re right where we want to be (for Saturday). We did our job.”

“The racecar was really good,” said Larson. “Especially when I get to traffic, I feel really good. David just did a little better job than me at some points of the early parts when we got to traffic. I couldn’t make enough ground to stay close off of two. It was a good points night for the dash tomorrow. It’s definitely a cool format. I feel like it rewards drivers who move forward when they hit the racetrack. We were able to do that, and it put us in position to go for a big win tomorrow.”

“It feels like a win for us,” said Sweet. “Obviously, we needed a good rebound after last night. This team’s been through a lot. It’s nice to be on the podium. We’ll see where we line up for tomorrow. We changed a lot on the car tonight, and I felt like we were really competitive in the A. We just needed something a little bit better there, so we’ll see what we can do. We need to get through that Qualifier and give these guys a run for their money.”

Tickets are sold out for Saturday’s $50,000 to win Brownell’s Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank! Get live results at KnoxvilleRaceway.com, or view the PPV broadcast at www.DirtVision.com. For more information on the Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws “The One and Only” Night #1 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (2), 15.718; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (42), 15.723; 3. 41, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (46), 15.811; 4. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (28), 15.825; 5. 19, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (47), 15.833; 6. 71, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (55), 15.834; 7. O9, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (39), 15.854; 8. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (48), 15.883; 9. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (33), 15.886; 10. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (57), 15.891; 11. 83, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (37), 15.893; 12. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (3), 15.909; 13. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (29), 15.916; 14. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (6), 15.942; 15. 12N, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (13), 15.952; 16. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (40), 15.979; 17. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (1), 15.987; 18. 26, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (32), 16.005; 19. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (4), 16.007; 20. 48, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (38), 16.009; 21. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (58), 16.013; 22. 83J, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (44), 16.015; 23. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (20), 16.021; 24. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (19), 16.024; 25. 14, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (14), 16.054; 26. 9, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (56), 16.055; 27. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (26), 16.065; 28. 13, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (31), 16.082; 29. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (16), 16.086; 30. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (15), 16.091; 31. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (49), 16.091; 32. 2, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (7), 16.112; 33. 3Z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (23), 16.124; 34. 7, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (12), 16.146; 35. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (59), 16.152; 36. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (30), 16.167; 37. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (25), 16.169; 38. 5C, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (35), 16.172; 39. 88, Kyle Offill, Tracy, CA (17), 16.183; 40. 2KS, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (41), 16.212; 41. 42, Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA (24), 16.231; 42. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (22), 16.242; 43. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (52), 16.259; 44. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (50), 16.265; 45. 39, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (21), 16.266; 46. 5, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (10), 16.293; 47. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (5), 16.311; 48. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 16.350; 49. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (11), 16.364; 50. 27, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (60), 16.394; 51. 70, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (34), 16.408; 52. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (63), 16.436; 53. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (43), 16.439; 54. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (62), 16.469; 55. 9W, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (53), 16.489; 56. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (61), 16.500; 57. 6, Bill Rose, Plainfield, IN (45), 16.505; 58. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (9), 16.507; 59. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (18), 16.553; 60. 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN (36), 16.880; 61. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (27), 17.085; 62. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (54), 17.303; 63. 94, Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN (51), NT.

Heat one (started), 10 Laps, 2:42.7: 1. Sheldon Haudenschild (3) / 2. Jason Sides (1); 3. Parker Price-Miller (4); 4. Dominic Scelzi (2); 5. Josh Baughman (5); 6. Austin McCarl (9); 7. Jacob Allen (8); 8. Matt Juhl (7); 9. Mason Daniel (6); 10. Ryan Giles (10); 11. Joe Simbro (11)

Heat two (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Colby Copeland (2) / 2. James McFadden (4); 3. Carson Macedo (3); 4. Anthony Macri (6); 5. Brian Brown (8); 6. Aaron Reutzel (7); 7. Danny Dietrich (5); 8. Hunter Schuerenberg (1); 9. Tucker Klaasmeyer (9); 10. Zach Hampton (10); 11. Kevin Ingle (11)

Heat three (started), 10 Laps, 2:44.4: 1. Sammy Swindell (1) / 2. Brock Zearfoss (3); 3. David Gravel (8); 4. Logan Schuchart (5); 5. Shane Golobic (7); 6. Josh Schneiderman (4); 7. Joey Saldana (6); 8. Cale Thomas (9); 9. Kyle Offill (2); 10. Bill Rose (10); DNS – Jeff Swindell

Heat four (started), 10 Laps, 2:46.0: 1. Brooke Tatnell (2) / 2. Tim Kaeding (3); 3. Rico Abreu (6); 4. Paul McMahan (4); 5. Brad Sweet (7); 6. Ian Madsen (1); 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (8); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 9. Tasker Phillips (10); 10. Skylar Gee (9)

Heat five (started), 10 Laps, 2:43.9: 1. Kyle Larson (5) / 2. Wayne Johnson (1); 3. Terry McCarl (3); 4. Shane Stewart (8); 5. Daryn Pittman (7); 6. Ayrton Gennetten (4); 7. Gio Scelzi (6); 8. Kraig Kinser (9); 9. Chris Martin (10); 10. Sye Lynch (2)

Heat six (started), 10 Laps, 2:45.9: 1. Sawyer Phillips (1) / 2. Trey Starks (2); 3. Cory Eliason (6); 4. Spencer Bayston (8); 5. Tim Shaffer (3); 6. Kerry Madsen (5); 7. Donny Schatz (7); 8. Davey Heskin (9); 9. Tyler Courtney (4); 10. Tori Knutson (10)

D main (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.0: 1. Skylar Gee (2); 2. Tucker Klaasmeyer (1); 3. Tasker Phillips (3); 4. Chris Martin (4) / 5. Zach Hampton (6); 6. Ryan Giles (5); 7. Tori Knutson (8); 8. Bill Rose (7); 9. Joe Simbro (9) DNS – Kevin Ingle, Jeff Swindell

C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:52.0: 1. Josh Schneiderman (1); 2. Dominic Scelzi (2); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 4. Wayne Johnson (3) / 5. Tim Shaffer (6); 6. Mason Daniel (4); 7. Tyler Courtney (8); 8. Austin McCarl (10); 9. Ayrton Gennetten (5); 10. Ian Madsen (9); 11. Kraig Kinser (15); 12. Davey Heskin (16); 13. Cale Thomas (14); 14. Skylar Gee (17); 15. Tasker Phillips (19); 16. Chris Martin (20); 17. Sye Lynch (13); 18. Kyle Offill (11); 19. Tucker Klaasmeyer (18); 20. Hunter Schuerenberg (12)

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:37.4: 1. David Gravel (1); 2. Rico Abreu (2); 3. Brian Brown (4); 4. Kyle Larson (8); 5. Shane Golobic (3); 6. Cory Eliason (5); 7. Shane Stewart (7); 8. Spencer Bayston (6)

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:22.8: 1. Logan Schuchart (3); 2. Matt Juhl (1); 3. Brock Zearfoss (4); 4. Carson Macedo (8) / 5. Parker Price-Miller (2); 6. Gio Scelzi (12); 7. Tim Kaeding (6); 8. Paul McMahan (9); 9. Joey Saldana (10); 10. Donny Schatz (7); 11. Danny Dietrich (16); 12. Trey Starks (13); 13. Lynton Jeffrey (19); 14. Josh Baughman (5); 15. Terry McCarl (11); 16. Josh Schneiderman (17); 17. Kerry Madsen (15); 18. Jason Sides (14); 19. Dominic Scelzi (18); 20. Wayne Johnson (20)

A main, 25 Laps, NT: 1. David Gravel (1); 2. Kyle Larson (4); 3. Brad Sweet (10); 4. Rico Abreu (2); 5. Shane Golobic (5); 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (14); 7. Cory Eliason (6); 8. Shane Stewart (7); 9. Logan Schuchart (21); 10. Aaron Reutzel (15); 11. Donny Schatz (25, prov.); 12. James McFadden (13); 13. Carson Macedo (24); 14. Matt Juhl (22); 15. Anthony Macri (9); 16. Brian Brown (3); 17. Sammy Swindell (19); 18. Daryn Pittman (12); 19. Jacob Allen (11); 20. Brock Zearfoss (23); 21. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (16); 22. Sawyer Phillips (20); 23. Brooke Tatnell (18); 24. Colby Copeland (17); 25. Spencer Bayston (8). Lap Leader: Gravel 1-25. Hard-charger: Schatz.

Unofficial Points Heading into Saturday’s Capitani Classic

Top Four Locked into Saturday’s Dash…

1 41 David Gravel 849

2 57 Kyle Larson 846

3 87 Aaron Reutzel 821

4 1S Logan Schuchart 812

Drivers Lining Heads up in Four Qualifiers transferring the winner to the Dash, and the top four to the main event…

5 21 Brian Brown 804

6 24 Rico Abreu 783

7 2 Carson Macedo 777

8 71 Spencer Bayston 776

9 49 Brad Sweet 768

10 26 Cory Eliason 768

11 1A Jacob Allen 753

12 83 Daryn Pittman 739

13 9 James McFadden 738

14 O9 Matt Juhl 734

15 19 Shane Stewart 725

16 18 Gio Scelzi 717

17 17 Sheldon Haudenschild 717

18 12N Joey Saldana 713

19 2KS Brooke Tatnell 708

20 3Z Brock Zearfoss 684

21 15 Donny Schatz 679

22 4 Terry McCarl 670

23 39 Sammy Swindell 667

24 15H Sam Hafertepe Jr. 666

25 17W Shane Golobic 660

26 7S Jason Sides 649

27 13 Paul McMahan 648

28 7 Tim Kaeding 646

29 48 Danny Dietrich 636

30 3P Sawyer Phillips 626

31 17A Austin McCarl 617

32 14 Parker Price-Miller 616

33 17X Josh Baughman 614

34 7BC Tyler Courtney 613

35 5 Ian Madsen 608

36 39M Anthony Macri 604

37 5C Colby Copeland 597

38 49J Josh Schneiderman 585

39 2M Kerry Madsen 570

40 11K Kraig Kinser 561

41 33M Mason Daniel 545

42 3 Ayrton Gennetten 532

43 44S Trey Starks 499

44 2C Wayne Johnson 495

45 49X Tim Shaffer 489

46 83J Lynton Jeffrey 486

47 55 Hunter Schuerenberg 470

48 99 Skylar Gee 410

49 27 Tucker Klaasmeyer 410

50 56N Davey Heskin 403

51 7TAZ Tasker Phillips 402

52 41S Dominic Scelzi 392

53 88 Kyle Offill 361

54 44 Chris Martin 352

55 9W Ryan Giles 350

56 35 Zach Hampton 327

57 70 Cale Thomas 306

58 6 Bill Rose 295

59 14K Tori Knutson 294

60 42 Sye Lynch 284

61 94 Jeff Swindell 279

62 56 Joe Simbro 273

63 2K Kevin Ingle 239

64 20 AJ Moeller 235

65 28 Scott Bogucki 120

66 7X Justin Henderson 72

67 64 Scotty Thiel 34

 

 

Kyle Larson Wins His Fourth in a Row on Night #1 of the “One and Only!”

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 13, 2020) – Kyle Larson’s magical season continued Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway. The Elk Grove, California driver bagged another $10,000 by winning Night #1 of the “One and Only” featuring the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws. The win culminated a wild night of racing that saw drivers giving all they had to garner points towards Saturday night’s $50,000 to win Brownell’s Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank. It was Kyle's fourth straight win this year at Knoxville.

Logan Schuchart led from his pole position early on ahead of Aaron Reutzel and Cory Eliason. David Gravel was fourth, and Brian Brown entered the top five on lap two. Gravel passed Eliason for third two laps later. The first caution flew when Terry McCarl billowed smoke on the fourth lap. After an inspection, he rejoined the field, keeping his spot.

On the restart, Daryn Pittman surged from eighth to third, only to spin in turn four. Another double-file restart saw disaster, as Eliason, took an abrupt left hard turn driving down the straightaway. That collected Donny Schatz, Brad Sweet and James McFadden. Only Schatz would continue, however he would pull in shortly after the green fell again.

With things shaken up, Brown used the cushion to ride into second, while Kyle Larson shot up to fifth. On the sixth lap, Larson shot from fifth to third, passing both Gravel and Reutzel. Schuchart entered lapped traffic on the 14th lap, while Larson pulled a slider to take second from Brown on lap 15. Reutzel followed him into third on lap 17.

On the 18th circuit, Larson clipped Schuchart’s wings (literally) with a tight slide job in turn four that left the Pennsylvanian’s nose wing askew. Reutzel and Brown were at loggerheads battling for the third spot with five to go. Meanwhile, Carson Macedo, who had started 24th, entered the top five with three to go, surging by both Gravel and Brown into the fourth position.

While Larson checked out into his own zip code, and Schuchart and Reutzel had the podium nailed down, Gravel and Macedo traded fourth the last two laps before Macedo secured it on the final circuit.

Larson would win by 4.8 seconds over Schuchart, Reutzel, Macedo and Gravel. Brown, Spencer Bayston, Gio Scelzi, Joey Saldana and Ian Madsen rounded out the top ten. Jacob Allen set quick time over the 67-car field, while Tyler Courtney, Kraig Kinser, Terry McCarl, Brooke Tatnell, Ian Madsen and Jason Sides won heat races. Anthony Macri won the D main, Sammy Swindell claimed the C main and Austin McCarl won the B. Schuchart was victorious in the Dash. Reutzel, Schuchart, Larson, Brown and Bayston were the high point getters (full points at the bottom).

Shane Golobic spun after contact, collecting Cale Thomas in the fourth heat. Both were o.k. Kerry Madsen flipped violently in turn two in the sixth heat. He returned for the B main with a backup car.

“I was nervous early,” said Larson in Victory Lane. “I didn’t get a good start. My car was laid left, and I couldn’t get grip. I think as the fuel burned off, I got really good. I got the top going on the restart, and everybody was worked the middle and the bottom. I was able to get the runs I needed and pass them at the right time. I was trying to track Logan down, and hit the bottom of one and two and got a run on him. I felt like I needed to take advantage of that before we got to heavier traffic. I slid him and felt some contact. I was glad to see him not get into the wall or anything like that. It’s cool to get another win.”

“We were good,” said Schuchart. “We were going pretty good up top. I kind of got tight as the race went on. I just felt I wasn’t hitting my marks as well. It was just hard to roll the top. I was getting a little too upright there at the end of the race. I would have liked to have a little better of a race with Kyle. I wish the slide job was a little bit better. Maybe we’ll get him next time. It’s a good point night overall. We were good every time out. We’ll see how tomorrow goes.”

“I needed to try something different there,” said Reutzel. “I thought I could go to the bottom and at least maintain. I just did a really bad job going down there and running the bottom. I was just too slow. I had a really good racecar tonight, I just didn’t do a great job of driving. We’ll work on that tomorrow, and try to learn from my mistakes. Our car was good at the end. I had a good car, I just didn’t run a very good race. That was on me, and I’ll try to clean up my mistakes tomorrow.”

The “One and Only” continues Thursday, August 14. Saturday marks the $50,000 to win Brownell’s Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank. For tickets and other information, visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com. For more information on the Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws “The One and Only” Night #1 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (13), 15.570; 2. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (31), 15.609; 3. 71, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (46), 15.610; 4. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (19), 15.632; 5. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (20), 15.647; 6. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (10), 15.66; 7. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (37), 15.687; 8. 19, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (64), 15.732; 9. 12N, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (60), 15.735; 10. 83, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (52), 15.763; 11. 13, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (44), 15.795; 12. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (30), 15.836; 13. 41, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (53), 15.852; 14. 9, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (43), 15.865; 15. 26, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (9), 15.872; 16. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (40), 15.880; 17. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (11), 15.891; 18. 39, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (28), 15.899; 19. 3Z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (47), 15.903; 20. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (29), 15.912; 21. 14, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (32), 15.915; 22. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 15.923; 23. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (65), 15.944; 24. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (63), 15.957; 25. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (57), 15.957; 26. 7, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (23), 15.985; 27. 27, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (1), 15.985; 28. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (4), 16.017; 29. 7X, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (3), 16.019; 30. 48, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (12), 16.028; 31. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (45), 16.029; 32. 5C, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (49), 16.036; 33. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (56), 16.044; 34. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (25), 16.053; 35. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (50), 16.056; 36. 2, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (38), 16.060; 37. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (5), 16.070; 38. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (39), 16.086; 39. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (54), 16.093; 40. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (36), 16.094; 41. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (55), 16.100; 42. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (33), 16.111; 43. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (61), 16.120; 44. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (48), 16.120; 45. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (8), 16.124; 46. 2KS, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (14), 16.150; 47. 5, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust (15), 16.159; 48. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (34), 16.160; 49. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (16), 16.168; 50. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (22), 16.177; 51. 88, Kyle Offill, Tracy, CA (35), 16.193; 52. 70, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (6), 16.197; 53. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (66), 16.230; 54. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (27), 16.240; 55. 94, Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN (26), 16.242; 56. 83J, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (21), 16.269; 57. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (17), 16.360; 58. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (7), 16.379; 59. 9W, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (18), 16.404; 60. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (51), 16.421; 61. 6, Bill Rose, Plainfield, IN (41), 16.524; 62. 42, Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA (24), 16.526; 63. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (62), 16.574; 64. 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN (59), 16.646; 65. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (42), 16.754; 66. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (67), 16.791; 67. 64, Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI (58), NT.

Heat one (started), 10 Laps, 2:41.2: 1. Tyler Courtney (1) / 2. Rico Abreu (2); 3. Gio Scelzi (4); 4. David Gravel (6); 5. Donny Schatz (7); 6. Brock Zearfoss (5); 7. Jacob Allen (8); 8. Jeff Swindell (10); 9. Tasker Phillips (9); 10. Bill Rose (11); DQ (Muffler) Scott Bogucki (3) DNS – Scotty Thiel

Heat two (started), 10 Laps, 2:46.0: 1. Kraig Kinser (1) / 2. Josh Baughman (2); 3. Kyle Larson (5); 4. Tim Kaeding (4); 5. James McFadden (6); 6. Logan Schuchart (8); 7. Tim Shaffer (9); 8. Colby Copeland (3); 9. Shane Stewart (7); 10. Lynton Jeffrey (10); 11. Sye Lynch (11)

Heat three (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (3) / 2. Hunter Schuerenberg (1); 3. Cory Eliason (6); 4. Spencer Bayston (8); 5. Joey Saldana (7); 6. Davey Heskin (10); 7. Anthony Macri (11); 8. Tucker Klaasmeyer (4); 9. Kyle Offill (9); 10. Parker Price-Miller (5); 11. Trey Starks (2)

Heat four (started), 10 Laps, 2:44.7: 1. Brooke Tatnell (1) / 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (2); 3. Josh Schneiderman (3); 4. Brian Brown (8); 5. Daryn Pittman (7); 6. Sawyer Phillips (5); 7. AJ Moeller (4); 8. Zach Hampton (10); 9. Tori Knutson (11); 10. Shane Golobic (6); 11. Cale Thomas (9)

Heat five (started), 10 Laps, 2:47.7: 1. Ian Madsen (1) / 2. Mason Daniel (2); 3. Aaron Reutzel (7); 4. Austin McCarl (4); 5. Ayrton Gennetten (3); 6. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 7. Paul McMahan (6); 8. Skylar Gee (8); 9. Ryan Giles (9); 10. Joe Simbro (10)

Heat six (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Jason Sides (1) / 2. Carson Macedo (3); 3. Danny Dietrich (4); 4. Matt Juhl (5); 5. Brad Sweet (7); 6. Wayne Johnson (9); 7. Sammy Swindell (6); 8. Chris Martin (10); 9. Kevin Ingle (11); 10. Dominic Scelzi (2); 11. Kerry Madsen (8)

D main (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Anthony Macri (4); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 3. Jeff Swindell (1); 4. Ryan Giles (6) / 5. Chris Martin (5); 6. Zach Hampton (3); 7. Kevin Ingle (10); 8. Kyle Offill (2); 9. Bill Rose (9); 10. Tori Knutson (8); 11. Joe Simbro (11); DNS - Cale Thomas, Scotty Thiel, Sye Lynch, Justin Henderson

C main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Sammy Swindell (1); 2. Ayrton Gennetten (3); 3. Hunter Schuerenberg (2); 4. Parker Price-Miller (7) / 5. Colby Copeland (8); 6. Anthony Macri (15); 7. Shane Golobic (5); 8. Tim Shaffer (10); 9. Skylar Gee (12); 10. Tasker Phillips (14); 11. Wayne Johnson (9); 12. Lynton Jeffrey (16); 13. AJ Moeller (4); 14. Ryan Giles (18); 15. Tucker Klaasmeyer (6); 16. Trey Starks (13); 17. Jeff Swindell (17); 18. Davey Heskin (11) DNS – Scott Bogucki, Dominic Scelzi

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:39.1: 1. Logan Schuchart (1); 2. Aaron Reutzel (4); 3. Spencer Bayston (3); 4. Cory Eliason (2); 5. Joey Saldana (6); 6. David Gravel (5); 7. Brian Brown (7); 8. Donny Schatz (8)

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Austin McCarl (1); 2. Rico Abreu (8); 3. Matt Juhl (2); 4. Carson Macedo (6) / 5. Danny Dietrich (3); 6. Paul McMahan (4); 7. Brock Zearfoss (10); 8. Shane Stewart (15); 9. Tim Kaeding (5); 10. Sheldon Haudenschild (12); 11. Sammy Swindell (16); 12. Josh Baughman (9); 13. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (7); 14. Parker Price-Miller (19); 15. Josh Schneiderman (11); 16. Kerry Madsen (20); 17. Ayrton Gennetten (17); 18. Sawyer Phillips (14); 19. Mason Daniel (13); 20. Hunter Schuerenberg (18)

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Kyle Larson (10); 2. Logan Schuchart (1); 3. Aaron Reutzel (2); 4. Carson Macedo (24); 5. David Gravel (6); 6. Brian Brown (7); 7. Spencer Bayston (3); 8. Gio Scelzi (15); 9. Joey Saldana (5); 10. Ian Madsen (19); 11. Austin McCarl (21); 12. Jacob Allen (11); 13. Tyler Courtney (16); 14. Jason Sides (20); 15. Rico Abreu (22); 16. Terry McCarl (13); 17. Brooke Tatnell (18); 18. Matt Juhl (23); 19. Sheldon Haudenschild (25, prov.); 20. Daryn Pittman (9); 21. Kraig Kinser (17); 22. Donny Schatz (8); 23. Cory Eliason (4); 24. Brad Sweet (12); 25. James McFadden (14). Lap Leaders: Schuchart 1-17, Larson 18-25. Hard-charger: Macedo.

Unofficial Points After Night #1

Aaron Reutzel 87 430

Logan Schuchart 1S 421

Kyle Larson 57 421

Brian Brown 21 417

Spencer Bayston 71 415

David Gravel 41 411

Carson Macedo 2 401

Joey Saldana 12N 398

Gio Scelzi 18 395

Jacob Allen 1A 387

Austin McCarl 17A 383

Ian Madsen 5 377

Terry McCarl 4 373

Tyler Courtney 7BC 372

Daryn Pittman 83 367

Rico Abreu 24 367

Donny Schatz 15 364

Jason Sides 7S 364

Cory Eliason 26 363

Matt Juhl O9 361

Brooke Tatnell 2KS 357

Brad Sweet 49 353

Kraig Kinser 11K 350

James McFadden 9 348

Danny Dietrich 48 332

Paul McMahan 13 328

Brock Zearfoss 3Z 322

Tim Kaeding 7 319

Shane Stewart 19 315

Sheldon Haudenschild 17 312

Josh Baughman 17X 308

Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H 306

Sammy Swindell 39 306

Josh Schneiderman 49J 298

Sawyer Phillips 3P 286

Mason Daniel 33M 284

Kerry Madsen 2M 283

Ayrton Gennetten 3 281

Parker Price-Miller 14 279

Hunter Schuerenberg 55 277

Shane Golobic 17W 250

Colby Copeland 5C 250

AJ Moeller 20 235

Tim Shaffer 49X 228

Tucker Klaasmeyer 27 225

Anthony Macri 39M 221

Wayne Johnson 2C 220

Skylar Gee 99 217

Tasker Phillips 7TAZ 213

Davey Heskin 56N 196

Trey Starks 44S 195

Lynton Jeffrey 83J 195

Jeff Swindell 94 191

Ryan Giles 9W 191

Chris Martin 44 167

Zach Hampton 35 166

Kyle Offill 88 162

Kevin Ingle 2K 150

Bill Rose 6 144

Tori Knutson 14K 143

Joe Simbro 56 134

Scott Bogucki 28 120

Dominic Scelzi 41S 114

Cale Thomas 70 99

Sye Lynch 42 89

Justin Henderson 7X 72

Scotty Thiel 64 34

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO)
Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO)
Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic) 

Sat, Aug 15 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) (IRA/MOWA)
Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA)
Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO)
Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA)
Sun, Aug 23 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) (IRA)
Sun, Aug 23 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO)
 
2020 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)
 
1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 473 

2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 469 (3)
3. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 397 (3) 

4. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 370 (4) 

5. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 341 

6. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 340 (6) 

7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 303 

8. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 286
9. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 254 

10. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 245
11. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 232
12. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 215
13. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 197 (1) 

14. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 185 

15. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 184 (1)
(tie) Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 184 

17. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 172 

18. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 150 (2) 

19. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 147 (1) 

20. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 146 

(tie) Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 146 

22. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 139
23. Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 115 

24. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 108 

25. Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 99 

26. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 96 

27. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 95 

28. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 88 

(tie) Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 88
30. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 87 

31. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 82
32. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 74 

33. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 72
34. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70 

35. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 69 

36. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 64 

37. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 63 

38. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 60 

(tie) Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 60 

40. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 56
41. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 55 

(tie) Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 55
43. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52
(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 52
(tie) Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 52
46. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 44
(tie) Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44 

48. Scott Biertzer, West Bend, WI, 43 

49. Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 42
50. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 41 

51. Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 40
52. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 39 

53. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 38 

(tie) Brian Bell, Gallaway, TN, 38 

55. Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 36
56. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 35
(tie) Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 35 

(tie) Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 35 

59. Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 34 

60. Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 32 

(tie) Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 32 

(tie) Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 32 

63. Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 30 

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 30 

65. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 28
66. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26 

(tie) Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 26 

(tie) Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 26
69. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 25 

(tie) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 25
71. Matt VanderVere, Zion, IL, 20
(tie) Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 20 

(tie) Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 20 

(tie) Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 20
75. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 18
(tie) Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 18
(tie) Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 18 

(tie) Jeff Asher, Park Hills, MO, 18 

(tie) Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 18
80. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 16 

(tie) Zach Hampton, Indianapolis, IN, 16 

(tie) Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 16
83. Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14
(tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 14 

(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 14 

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 14 

(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 14 

(tie) Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 14 

(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14 

90. Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 12 

(tie) Carson Short, Marion, IL, 12
92. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10
(tie) Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10
(tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 10 

(tie) Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10
96. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8
(tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8 

(tie) Tony Wondra, Campbellsport, WI, 8 

(tie) Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 8
100. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6
(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 6 

(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 6 

(tie) Preston Perlmutter, San Antonio, TX, 6
104. Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4
(tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4
(tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4
(tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4
(tie) Jack Routson, Waterman, IL, 4
(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 4 

(tie) Austin Deblauw, Ventura, CA, 4 

(tie) Tyler Shoemaker, Clinton, IL, 4
112. Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 2
(tie) Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 2
 
World of Outlaws member wins…
 
5, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA
2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA
1, David Gravel, Watertown, CT 

1, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN
 
Tentative 2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com
 
Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)
Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) 

Sat, Aug 8 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI) 

Sun, Aug 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO)
Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO)
Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic) 

Sat, Aug 15 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) (IRA/MOWA)
Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA)
Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO)
Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA)
Sun, Aug 23 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) (IRA)
Sun, Aug 23 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO)
Fri, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sat, Aug 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) 

Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO)
Sun, Aug 30 – Dirt Oval Route 66 (IL) (IRA) 

Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO) 

Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO)
Sun, Sept 6 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA)
Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) 

Fri, Sept 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA 

Fri, Sept 11 – I-70 Speedway (MO) (WoO)
Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial) 

Sat, Sept 12 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) (Tom Knowles Memorial) 

Sat, Sept 12 – I-70 Speedway (MO) (WoO)
Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA)
Fri, Sept 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sat, Sept 26 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)
 
Much TBD…
 
2019 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins)

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

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

 

 

 

Brian Brown and Don Droud Jr. Victorious at 2020 Ultimate Challenge!

by Bill Wright

Oskaloosa, IA, August 9, 2020 – Veterans Brian Brown and Don Droud Jr. took home $4,000 apiece for their respective wins Sunday night at the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. Grain Valley, Missouri’s Brian Brown is a two-time winner of the Front Row Challenge, but this time took the ASCS portion of the Ultimate Challenge. Droud earned his win with the POWRi/WAR non-wing sprint cars.

A four-car pileup marred the start of the 30-lap ASCS main event. When Jamie Ball spun, it caught Roger Crockett, Matt Covington, Kelby Watt and Carson McCarl in the fray. All were o.k., but done for the night. Jordon Mallett was on the scene, exiting his car and pulling Crockett from his before it was engulfed in flames. No one was injured.

Brian Brown streaked out to an early lead, ahead of fellow front row starter, Dominic Scelzi and Brock Zearfoss. Austin McCarl was running fourth when he slowed with rear-end issues seven laps in. It would prove to be the final caution.

Brown shot out to another lead and entered lapped traffic on lap 17. Scelzi slowly but surely cut into Brown’s lead in traffic. On the last lap, he saw his chance and slid in front of Brown in turn three.

Brown was able to power back by and won by a car length over Scelzi, Zearfoss, Shane Golobic and Colby Copeland. Trey Starks, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Tim Kaeding, Scott Bogucki and Sawyer Phillips rounded out the top ten. With a $1,000 bonus from Country Builders Construction, Brown’s check totaled $4,000.

Heat winners Colton Heath, Garret Williamson, Austin McCarl, Harli White and Scelzi received a right rear tire from Hoosier Tire of Knoxville. Blake Hahn received a KSE Power Steering Pump for being the feature’s hard-charger. Other giveaways came from HRP, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, All Star Performance and Wilwood Brakes.

Don Droud Jr. broke out from his pole starting spot to lead early in the 25-lap POWRi/WAR feature over Riley Kreisel and Landon Simon. Chris Morgan slowed to a stop three laps in, while Tyler Graves also had issues that sidelined him.

Droud led the field back to green, ahead of Kreisel, Landon Simon, Chris Simon and Glenn Saville. Wyatt Burks shot from sixth to fourth on the restart.

On lap five, Kreisel slid by Droud for the lead and began pulling away. He was in lapped traffic by the eleventh circuit. Things continued that way before Chris Simon spun into the infield while running fifth, with just seven laps to go. The caution negated a Landon Simon pass of Droud for second.

Three laps after the restart, disaster struck the leader, as Kreisel got over the cushion and made contact with the turn one wall. As he slowly pulled off the track, Droud assumed the lead. He went on to win the $4,000 first place prize in the Mark Burch Motorsports #1m, ahead of Landon Simon, Burks, Morgan and Saville. Jonathan Hughes, Shane Hopkins, Anthony Nicholson, Tommy Rockwell and Neal Matuska completed the top ten.

Heat winners Landon Simon and Kreisel received Chalk Stix torsion bars. Jason Billups earned a KSE Power Steering Pump for being the feature’s hard-charger.

Monday, August 10, will be the 25th Annual Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting. With the Country Builders Construction $1,000 bonus the 410 feature will pay $11,000 and the IMCA Racesaver Sprints will pay $2,000 to the winner.

Sage Fruit Ultimate ASCS Challenge Presented by Searsboro Telephone Company Results

Sage Fruit Ultimate ASCS Challenge Main Event (started), 30 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (1) 2. 41, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (2) 3. 3z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (3) 4. 17wx, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (5) 5. 5c, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (4) 6. 44s, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (12) 7. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (7) 8. 35m, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (10) 9. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (13) 10. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17) 11. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (23, prov.) 12. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (21) 13. 17w, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (14) 14. 24, Garret Williamson, Columbia, MO (16) 15. 63, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (20) 16. 33, Colton Heath, Marysville, WA (8) 17. 47x, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (11) 18. 14, Jordon Mallett, Greenbrier, AR (24, prov.) 19. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (6) 20. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (9) 21. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (15) 22. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (18) 23. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (19) 24. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (22). Lap Leader: Brown 1-30. KSE Hard-charger: Hahn.

Oskaloosa True Value Hardware Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. Colton Heath (1) 2. Brock Zearfoss (4) 3. Dylan Westbrook (2) 4. Shane Golobic (6) 5. Sawyer Phillips (5) 6. JJ Hickle (7) 7. Roger Crockett (9) 8. 88, Travis “Rowdy” Reber, Rapid City, SD (8) 9. 11F, Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA (3)

Taso’s Steak House Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. Garret Williamson (2) 2. 50z, Zach Chappell, Talala, OK (1) 3. Trey Starks (3) 4. Colby Copeland (7) 5. Ayrton Gennetten (5) 6. 24D, Danny Sams III, North Port, FL (4) 7. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (8) 8. 17B, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD (6) DNS – 5H, Michael Faccinto, Hanford, CA

SeaFoam Motor Treatment Heat three (started), 8 laps: 1. Austin McCarl (2) 2. Brian Brown (3) 3. 14B, Bailey Sucich, Granite Falls, WA (1) 4. Jamie Ball (5) 5. 77x, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (6) 6. Matt Covington (7) 7. Blake Hahn (9) 8. 22B, Jesse Baker, Grants, NM (8) 9. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (4)

Searsboro Telephone Company Heat four (started), 8 laps: 1. Harli White (2) 2. Kelby Watt (6) 3. 28F, Davie Franek, Sussex, NJ (4) 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (7) 5. Scott Bogucki (9) 6. 24N, Nate Mills, Bondurant, IA (3) 7. 29w, Wyatt Wilkerson, Morning Sun, IA (8) 8. 75x, JT Imperial, Mesa, AZ (1) 9. 53, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (5)

Heat five (started), 8 laps: 1. Dominic Scelzi (2) 2. 51A, Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, SD (1) 3. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (3) 4. Carson McCarl (5) 5. Tim Kaeding (8) 6. 1B, Chelsea Blevins, Janesville, CA (4) 7. 22x, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (7) 8. 6, Jett Carney, El Paso, TX (6) 9. Jordon Mallett (9)

Qualifier one (started, *qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. Tim Kaeding (1*) 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (3*) 3. Colton Heath (4*) 4. Dylan Westbrook (7*) 5. Kelby Watt (6*) 6. Harli White (5*) 7. Ayrton Gennetten (9) 8. Roger Crockett (10) 9. Bailey Sucich (8) 10. Elliot Amdahl (2)

Qualifier two (started, *qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. Brian Brown (4*) 2. Trey Starks (1*) 3. Dominic Scelzi (5*) 4. Scott Bogucki (3*) 5. Jamie Ball (7*) 6. Davie Franek (2) 7. Garret Williamson (6*) 8. Blake Hahn (10) 9. JJ Hickle (9) 10. Alex Hill (8)

Qualifier three (started, *qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. Shane Golobic (2*) 2. Colby Copeland (4*) 3. Brock Zearfoss (5*) 4. Austin McCarl (6*) 5. Sawyer Phillips (8) 6. Matt Covington (9) 7. Carson McCarl (7) 8. Zach Chappell (3) 9. Chase Randall (1) 10. Chris Martin (10)

B Main one (started), 12 laps: 1. Sawyer Phillips (1) 2. Roger Crockett (4) 3. Ayrton Gennetten (3) / 4. Davie Franek (2) 5. Alex Hill (7) 6. Riley Goodno (8) 7. Bailey Sucich (5) 8. Chelsea Blevins (9) 9. Jett Carney (10) 10. Wyatt Wilkerson (6) 11. Tanner Gebhardt (12) 12. Jesse Baker (11) DNS – Elliot Amdahl, JT Imperial, Michael Faccinto

B Main two (started), 12 laps: 1. Matt Covington (1) 2. JJ Hickle (6) 3. Carson McCarl (2) / 4. Blake Hahn (4) 5. Chase Randall (5) 6. Danny Sams III (8) 7. Ryan Bickett (9) 8. Jordon Mallett (12) 9. Colton Fisher (11) 10. Rowdy Reber (10) 11. Nate Mills (7) 12. Zach Chappell (3) DNS – Chris Martin, Jack Dover

POWRi WAR Non-wing Sprints

A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 1m, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (1) 2. 24, Landon Simon, Indianapolis, IN (4) 3. 77K, Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (7) 4. 9w, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (8) 5. 19, Glenn Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (6) 6. 67, Jonathan Hughes, Knoxville, IA (10) 7. 21R, Shane Hopkins, Placerville, CA (9) 8. 16, Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN (3) 9. 95, Tommy Rockwell, Towanda, IL (11) 10. 48, Neal Matuska, Waukee, IA (13) 11. 2, Jason Billups, Holt, MO (17) 12. 25, Kelly Graham, Hedrick, IA (14) 13. 12, Doug Sylvester, Ottumwa, IA (15) 14. 27, Steve Thomas, Ludlow, IL (12) 15. 91, Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (2) 16. 23s, Kyle Simon, Covington, OH (5) 17. G2, Tyler Graves, Chariton, IA (16). Lap Leaders: Droud 1-4, Kreisel 5-21, Droud 22-25. KSE Hard-charger: Billups.

SeaFoam Motor Treatment/HRP Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. Landon Simon (1) 2. Don Droud Jr. (8) 3. Anthony Nicholson (6) 4. Kyle Simon (9) 5. Tommy Rockwell (2) 6. Steve Thomas (3) 7. Kelly Graham (5) 8. Tyler Graves (4) 9. Jason Billups (7)

Oskaloosa True Value/Taso’s Steak House Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. Riley Kreisel (3) 2. Glenn Saville (1) 3. Wyatt Burks (2) 4. Chris Morgan (4) 5. Shane Hopkins (6) 6. Jonathan Hughes (8) 7. Neal Matuska (7) 8. Doug Sylvester (5)

 

 

Kerry Madsen Reigns as Knoxville 360 Nationals Champion!

Devin Wignall Wins First Ever Pro Sprints Feature

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 8, 2020) – Kerry Madsen became the second straight resident of Australia to claim a MyPlace Hotels Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank championship. The St. Mary’s, New South Wales native led all 25 laps to claim the $15,000 prize aboard Tod Quiring’s #2. The 30th annual running of the event saw 96 competitors representing 23 states and two countries. Devin Wignall won his first ever feature at Knoxville, capturing the Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance tilt.

Things got off to a rough start in the 25-lap main event for Matt Juhl, who flipped violently after contact with Calvin Landis in turn three. He was o.k.

Madsen shot out to the early lead over fellow front row starter, Joey Saldana, Shane Golobic, Tim Shaffer and Brian Brown. Golobic pulled a slider on Saldana for the second spot on lap three. A lap later, Lynton Jeffrey slowed with power steering issues and retired.

Madsen led Golobic, Saldana, Shaffer and Brown back to green. Brown shot from fifth to third quickly. Zearfoss was on the move as well, passing a pair of McCarl’s, Carson and Austin to go from eighth to sixth. He took fifth from Shaffer on lap 11.

Madsen entered lapped traffic on lap 13. Zearfoss picked off Saldana for fourth on lap 14. Cory Eliason was also on a charge from row eight. He entered the top five on lap 16.

Brown reeled in Golobic and got by him for second on lap 19. Madsen’s lead was over four seconds heading to the late stages. Bad luck would strike Brown on the last lap, as he went up in smoke and ducked into the infield.

In the end, Madsen had everyone ferhoodled! Golobic regained second 4.7 seconds behind Madsen. He was followed by the hard-charger Eliason, Zearfoss and Austin McCarl. Saldana, Shaffer, Aaron Reutzel, Dominic Scelzi and Carson McCarl rounded out the top ten.

Carson McCarl earned $1,000 from the Knoxville 360 Booster Club by being the highest finishing Knoxville 360 regular. Zearfoss earned $200 from Jetco as Rookie of the Year. Jeffrey earned $360 from DGRD for the best appearing car.

Lance Norick opened the night with a win in the E main, Jamie Ball took the D main, Harli White claimed the C main and Juhl snagged the B. Garret Williamson flipped hard after the conclusion of the C main. Kyle Offill flipped in turn one during the B. Both walked away.

“Cody Jacobs got me a fantastic racecar there,” said Madsen in Victory Lane. “It was pretty smooth. I made a couple of minor mistakes, but it seemed like everywhere I went, it would respond. It was fun to drive. We’ve been knocking on the door so much this year…it was just great to give this to (the team). We had a different car for next week, but I might tell them to bring that one back. It was good.”

“(Kerry) was awfully fast,” said Golobic of his ride aboard the Elk Grove Ford #17wx. “He just got out and left us. I thought maybe on the restart, I may be able to shoot the bottom. I kind of hung with him for a lap, but once we got rolling, he was on another level. He’s one of the best at this place, and has a lot of laps. For us to compete and have a good battle with Brian Brown before he blew up…I’m proud of this team. We’ve had some struggles at this place in the past, but we’ve tried to get back here as much as we could and it’s begun to pay off. I just have a whole different comfort level and our car is really fast.”

“We just needed a yellow or two,” said Eliason of his drive in the Rudeen #26. “That would have gave us a chance to dice it up with the leaders. I could see Shane and Kerry out in front. It was kind of fortunate that we were able to get to the podium, but we learned something for next weekend. We definitely picked up the pace in the last two weeks.”

The companion 15-lap Pro Sprints feature saw veteran Jeff Wilke lead early from his pole position ahead of Chris Walraven and Devin Kline. A spin by Scotty Johnson a lap in, set up a restart that saw a four-wide battle for the lead.

Wilke still emerged with the advantage, but Devin Wignall was streaking on the high side and took the point on lap three. Matthew Stelzer, who started twelfth saw the advantage of the cushion as well, and used it to jet from sixth to fourth on lap five.

Wignall entered lapped traffic, just before contact between Mike Mayberry and Evan Epperson sent the latter into a spin towards the infield. Mayberry also had a right rear tire to replace. Wignall shot out to the lead again, while Walraven worked the low side to gain second from Wilke with six to go. On lap 11, Kline battled back by Stelzer for fourth, and then claimed the third spot from Wilke with three to go.

Wignall began to lose his power plant with a few laps to go, but he never let off the gas and just held on for his first career win here. Walraven was second, ahead of Kline, Wilke and Stelzer. Matthew Johnson, Chase Young, Brandon Worthington, Joel Thorpe and Matt Allen completed the top ten. Wignall and Young were heat winners.

“That motor’s definitely done for sure,” said Wignall in Victory Lane. “I can’t thank my team enough for putting me in this position. I just never thought this moment would come. With about four to go, I pegged the temperature gauge, but I wasn’t going to let up any!”

The “One and Only” commences August 13-15. Saturday marks the $50,000 to win Capitani Classic. For tickets and other information, visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com. For more information on the Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

MyPlace Hotels Knoxville 360 Nationals Championship Results

E main (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. 90, Lance Norick, Oklahoma City, OK (1); 2. 88R, Rowdy Reber, Oklahoma City, OK (2); 3. 75x, JT Imperial, Mesa, AZ (4); 4. 14M, Jordon Mallett, Greenbrier, AR (3); 5. 1B, Chelsea Blevins, Janesville, CA (6); 6. 6, Jett Carney, El Paso, TX (8); 7. 21R, Shane Hopkins, Placerville, CA (5); 8. 22B, Jesse Baker, Grants, NM (9); 9. 4s, Adam Speckman, Rapid City, SD (12) / 10. 6x, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (11); 11. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (7); 12. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (10) DNS – 23M, Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC; 22M, Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL; 35MM, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.; 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA

D main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (1); 2. 28F, Davie Franek, Sussex, NJ (2); 3. 35s, Jason Shultz, Carlisle, PA (4); 4. 115, Nick Parker, Tucson, AZ (3); 5. 22x, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (6); 6. 4H, Cody Hansen, Nunda, SD (8); 7. 51A, Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, SD (12); 8. 88x, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX (7); 9. 50z, Zach Chappell, Talala, OK (11); 10. 17B, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD (9); 11. JT Imperial (16); 12. 13MJ, Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN (13); 13. Rowdy Reber (15); 14. Jordon Mallett (17); 15. 14B, Bailey Sucich, Granite Falls, WA (10); 16. Chelsea Blevins (18); 17. Shane Hopkins (20); 18. Jett Carney (19); 19. Lance Norick (14); 20. Adam Speckman (22); 21. Jesse Baker (21); 22. Chris Morgan (5). DNS – 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA; 66D, Chase Dunham, Leipsic, OH; 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND; 22P, Jonathan Preston, Romulus, NY; 6R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL; 20F, Casey Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA

C main, 12 Laps, 3:30.1: 1. 17w, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (2); 2. 88, Kyle Offill, Tracy, CA (1); 3. 9, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (18); 4. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (5); 5. 24, Garret Williamson, Columbia, MO (6); 6. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (4); 7. 2m, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (3); 8. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (9); 9. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (7); 10. 5c, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (11); 11. 23, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (8); 12. 5H, Michael Faccinto, Hanford, CA (17); 13. 33H, Colton Heath, Marysville, WA (10); 14. 83, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (13); 15. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (15); 16. Riley Goodno (24); 17. Jason Shultz (22); 18. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (14); 19. Nick Parker (23); 20. Davie Franek (21); 21. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (19); 22. 24D, Danny Sams III, North Port, FL (12); 23. Jamie Ball (20); 24. 37H, Matthew Howard, Topeka, KS (16). DNS – 69, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK

B main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (1); 2. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (2); 3. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (17); 4. 63, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (5); 5. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (4); 6. 44s, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (9); 7. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (7); 8. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (8); 9. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (10); 10. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (18); 11. 66, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (11); 12. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (19); 13. 77x, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (6); 14. James McFadden (23); 15. Kelby Watt (24); 16. 35P, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (12); 17. Harli White (21); 18. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (14); 19. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (16); 20. 15, Christian Bowman, Bondurant, IA (15); 21. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (3); 22. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (20); 23. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (13); 24. Kyle Offill (22)

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. 2, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (1); 2. 17wx, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (3); 3. 26, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (15); 4. 3z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (9); 5. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (6); 6. 12N, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (2); 7. 14, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (4); 8. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (20); 9. 41s, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (12); 10. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (5); 11. 83M, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (17); 12. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (23); 13. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (10); 14. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11); 15. 14T, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (13); 16. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (7); 17. 47x, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (16); 18. Terry McCarl (22); 19. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (18); 20. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (14); 21. 35M, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (19); 22. JJ Hickle (24); 23. 83J, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA (8); 24. Matt Juhl (21). Lap Leader: K. Madsen 1-25. Hard-charger: Eliason. $1,000 Knoxville 360 Booster Club Award: C. McCarl. $200 Jetco Rookie of the Year: Zearfoss. $360 DGRD Best Appearing Car: Jeffrey.

Pro Series Results

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. 21x, Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA (6); 2. 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (1); 3. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (3); 4. 44, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (5); 5. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (7); 6. 44x, Scotty Johnson, Melcher-Dallas, IA (8); 7. B29, JJ Beaver, Knoxville, IA (9); 8. 43J, Jaslyn Jones, Monroe, IA (4); 9. 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA (2)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:49.5: 1. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (1); 2. 2, Matthew Johnson, Melcher-Dallas, IA (2); 3. 17c, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (4); 4. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (5); 5. 20, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (6); 6. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (8); 7. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (3); 8. 3TJ, Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, IA (7)

A main, 15 Laps, NT: 1. Devin Wignall (8); 2. Chris Walraven (2); 3. Devin Kline (4); 4. Jeff Wilke (1); 5. Matthew Stelzer (12); 6. Matthew Johnson (6); 7. Chase Young (7); 8. Brandon Worthington (10); 9. Joel Thorpe (15); 10. Matt Allen (17); 11. Mike Mayberry (3); 12. Scotty Johnson (11); 13. Mike Johnston (9); 14. Tyler Barrick (5); 15. Jaslyn Jones (16); 16. JJ Beaver (13); 17. Evan Epperson (14). Lap Leaders: Wilke 1-2, Wignall 3-15. Hard-charger: Wignall.

 

 

 

Lynton Jeffrey Wires Field on Night #2 of the Knoxville 360 Nationals! 

by Bill Wright 

 

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 7, 2020) – Lynton Jeffrey led from start to finish to claim Night #2 of the 30th Annual MyPlace Hotels Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank Friday night at Knoxville Raceway.  The win was worth $3,000 to the Sydney, New South Wales, Australia native now living in Prairie City, Iowa.  As far as the lineups for Saturday night’s championship?  They’re set.  Kerry Madsen and Joey Saldana will take their place in the front row (see the unofficial lineups below). 

 

Jeffrey started from the pole of the 20-lap main event.  Scott Bogucki trailed in second, followed by Sawyer Phillips, Carson McCarl and Brian Brown.  Brown took the fourth spot from McCarl on lap three.  As soon as that happened, the top four separated themselves a bit from the field. 

 

For much of the race’s distance, a blanket could be thrown over those top four spots.  Jeffrey stayed out front, but Bogucki was right there challenging much of the way.  A big Bogucki bid for the lead came on lap nine and again on lap ten.   

 

Blake Hahn’s race came to an end on lap 12, when he emanated smoke and exited the track.  Sawyer Phillips held third much of the way on the low side, while being pressed by Brown on the high side.  On lap 14, Brown shot by, but Phillips came back and reclaimed the show position with five to go. 

 

Lap 18 brought the only caution when Kelby Watt smacked the wall, flattening his right rear.  Jeffrey sailed away the last two laps, but Phillips and Brown gained second and third from Bogucki on the restart.  Brown would sneak by Phillips to take the runner-up spot. 

 

Jeffrey’s second win of the season and his career in the 360 class came ahead of Brown, Phillips, Bogucki and Joey Saldana.  Carson McCarl, Dylan Westbrook, Brooke Tatnell, Brock Zearfoss and Trey Starks completed the top ten.  Saldana set quick time over the 48-car field, while Davey Heskin, Bogucki, Starks, Christian Bowman and Chris Martin won heat races.  Jordon Mallett won the C main, and Alex Hill took the B. 

 

“I didn’t really know,” said Jeffrey of how close Bogucki was.  “I was just concentrating out front.  I guess he got a couple runs on me.  I was just being a little cautious in lapped traffic.  I think we had a little bit in the tank there, and I was just leaving it a little bit out there.  At the end of the day, I just had to put my foot down and go.” 

 

“Sawyer did a good job,” said Brown of his racelong battle with Phillips.  “I’ve known him for a long time.  These young guys are getting smarter and smarter.  He’s using the right lines and it’s difficult to get by sometimes.  He did a phenomenal job.  Scott did a good job too; I just got a good run off of two.  I feel like I let us down a little qualifying.  It was a C-minus for the driver tonight.” 

 

“We had this car rolling,” said Phillips.  “It felt good to get some clean laps there.  We didn’t have anything for Lynton, but I think we could have stayed ahead of Brown if the right rear didn’t go down under the caution.  Hopefully, we’ll be locked in for tomorrow.” 

 

We crown a champion at the 30th Annual MyPlace Hotels Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank continues on Saturday night!  For tickets and other information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com, and Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter. 

 

MyPlace Hotels Knoxville 360 Nationals Night #2 Results 

 

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 12N, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (4), 16.736; 2. 3Z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (17), 16.754; 3. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 16.783; 4. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (20), 16.833; 5. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (10), 16.838; 6. 14T, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (14), 16.852; 7. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (5), 16.885; 8. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (40), 16.899; 9. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (23), 16.923; 10. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (15), 16.947; 11. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (13), 16.949; 12. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (46), 16.980; 13. 83J, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (35), 17.002; 14. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (39), 17.029; 15. 47X, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (45), 17.053; 16. 5C, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (32), 17.079; 17. 24D, Danny Sams III, North Port, FL (31), 17.081; 18. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (30), 17.084; 19. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (48), 17.099; 20. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (42), 17.100; 21. 37H, Matthew Howard, Lawrence, KS (1), 17.113; 22. 35P, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (43), 17.116; 23. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (47), 17.142; 24. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (26), 17.158; 25. 20F, Casey Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA (7), 17.174; 26. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (3), 17.184; 27. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (33), 17.242; 28. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (36), 17.269; 29. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (29), 17.283; 30. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (38), 17.293; 31. 6R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (24), 17.301; 32. 28F, Davie Franek, Sussex, NJ (19), 17.360; 33. 9, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (37), 17.377; 34. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (21), 17.425; 35. 13MJ, Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN (11), 17.490; 36. 35S, Jason Shultz, Carlisle, PA (41), 17.518; 37. 88X, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX (16), 17.547; 38. 90, Lance Norick, Oklahoma City, OK (27), 17.732; 39. 22P, Jonathan Preston, Romulus, NY (44), 17.739; 40. 17B, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD (18), 17.759; 41. 14M, Jordon Mallett, Greenbrier, AR (2), 17.908; 42. 21R, Shane Hopkins, Placerville, CA (34), 18.151; 43. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (28), 18.245; 44. 22B, Jesse Baker, Grants, NM (25), 18.284; 45. 88R, Rowdy Reber, Rapid City, SD (6), 20.303; 46. DQ (No Report to Scales) 22M, Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL (22), 17.711; 47. 35MM, Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. (9), NT; 48. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (12), NT. 

 

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Davey Heskin (1); 2. Joey Saldana (6); 3. Sawyer Phillips (4); 4. Brooke Tatnell (5) / 5. Jason Shultz (8); 6. Ryan Bunton (7); 7. Colby Copeland (3); 8. Matthew Howard (2) / 9. Jordon Mallett (9); 10. Shawn Murray (10) 

  

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:19.7: 1. Scott Bogucki (4); 2. Josh Baughman (1); 3. Skylar Prochaska (2); 4. Brock Zearfoss (6) / 5. Jeff Swindell (5); 6. Danny Sams III (3); 7. Davie Franek (7); 8. Scottie McDonald (8) / 9. Shane Hopkins (9) DNS - 10. Ian Madsen 

 

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:19.4: 1. Trey Starks (1); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 3. Kelby Watt (2); 4. Carson McCarl (6) / 5. Terry McCarl (5); 6. James McFadden (7); 7. McKenna Haase (3); 8. Lance Norick (8) / 9. Alan Zoutte (9) DNS - 10. Anthony Macri 

 

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:19.7: 1. Christian Bowman (2); 2. Jack Dover (3); 3. Blake Hahn (1); 4. Clint Garner (4) / 5. Matt Juhl (5); 6. Alex Hill (6); 7. Jonathan Preston (8); 8. Chris Morgan (7) / 9. Jesse Baker (9) 

  

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.3: 1. Chris Martin (1); 2. Dylan Westbrook (4); 3. Brian Brown (5); 4. Josh Higday (3) / 5. Ryan Roberts (6); 6. Casey Friedrichsen (2); 7. Ryan Bickett (8); 8. Rowdy Reber (9) / 9. Brandon Halverson (7) 

  

C main (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.5: 1. Jordon Mallett (2); 2. Brandon Halverson (1); 3. Shane Hopkins (3); 4. Jesse Baker (5) / 5. Alan Zoutte (4) DNS - 6. Shawn Murray 7. Ian Madsen 8. Anthony Macri 

 

B main, 12 Laps, 3:38.5: 1. Alex Hill (1); 2. Terry McCarl (4); 3. Matt Juhl (5); 4. Ryan Roberts (2); 5. Jeff Swindell (3); 6. Colby Copeland (6); 7. Danny Sams III (7); 8. James McFadden (11); 9. McKenna Haase (8); 10. Davie Franek (12); 11. Jonathan Preston (18); 12. Matthew Howard (9); 13. Chris Morgan (14); 14. Rowdy Reber (20); 15. Jason Shultz (13); 16. Ryan Bickett (17); 17. Scottie McDonald (16); 18. Jordon Mallett (19); 19. Shane Hopkins (21); 20. Lance Norick (15); 21. Brandon Halverson (22); 22. Jesse Baker (23); 23. Casey Friedrichsen (10) DNS - 24. Ryan Bunton 

 

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 2. Brian Brown (4); 3. Sawyer Phillips (3); 4. Scott Bogucki (2); 5. Joey Saldana (8); 6. Carson McCarl (6); 7. Dylan Westbrook (10); 8. Brooke Tatnell (5); 9. Brock Zearfoss (7); 10. Trey Starks (18); 11. Clint Garner (9); 12. Davey Heskin (16); 13. Matt Juhl (23); 14. Terry McCarl (22); 15. Skylar Prochaska (13); 16. Josh Baughman (17); 17. Josh Higday (12); 18. Chris Martin (20); 19. Christian Bowman (15); 20. Alex Hill (21); 21. Ryan Roberts (24); 22. Kelby Watt (14); 23. Blake Hahn (19); 24. Jack Dover (11). Lap Leader: Jeffrey 1-20. Hard-charger: Juhl. 

 

Saturday’s 30th Annual MyPlace Hotels Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank Lineups 

 

A Main 

 

Kerry Madsen 

492 

2 

12N 

Joey Saldana 

489 

17WX 

Shane Golobic 

486 

4 

14 

Tim Shaffer 

486 

27 

Carson McCarl 

477 

6 

17A 

Austin McCarl 

475 

21 

Brian Brown 

474 

8 

83J 

Lynton Jeffrey 

473 

3Z 

Brock Zearfoss 

473 

10 

28 

Scott Bogucki 

472 

11 

3P 

Sawyer Phillips 

470 

12 

41S 

Dominic Scelzi 

467 

13 

14T 

Brooke Tatnell 

467 

14 

70 

Calvin Landis 

460 

15 

26 

Cory Eliason 

458 

16 

47X 

Dylan Westbrook 

457 

17 

83M 

Justin Henderson 

456 

18 

3 

Ayrton Gennetten 

453 

19 

35M 

Tim Kaeding 

450 

20 

87 

Aaron Reutzel 

449 

 

 

B main 

 

21 

09 

Matt Juhl 

448 

22 

4 

Terry McCarl 

448 

23 

11 

Roger Crockett 

445 

24 

40 

Clint Garner 

445 

25 

63 

JJ Hickle 

443 

26 

77X 

Alex Hill 

441 

27 

53 

Joe Beaver 

440 

28 

18 

Ryan Roberts 

440 

29 

44S 

Trey Starks 

428 

30 

56N 

Davey Heskin 

428 

31 

66 

Ricky Montgomery 

426 

32 

35P 

Skylar Prochaska 

424 

33 

22K 

Kaleb Johnson 

421 

34 

35 

Josh Higday 

421 

35 

15 

Christian Bowman 

418 

36 

94 

Jeff Swindell 

418 

37 

15H 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. 

418 

38 

17 

Josh Baughman 

415 

39 

53D 

Jack Dover 

415 

40 

22 

Ryan Leavitt 

414 

 

 

C Main 

 

41 

88 

Kyle Offill 

413 

42 

17W 

Harli White 

410 

43 

2M 

Matt Moro 

409 

44 

44 

Chris Martin 

408 

45 

1K 

Kelby Watt 

408 

46 

24 

Garret Williamson 

405 

47 

24N 

Nathan Mills 

402 

48 

23 

Devon Dobie 

401 

49 

52 

Blake Hahn 

394 

50 

33H 

Colton Heath 

392 

51 

5C 

Colby Copeland 

392 

52 

24D 

Danny Sams III 

391 

53 

83 

Rob Kubli 

389 

54 

69 

Brady Bacon 

384 

55 

55M 

McKenna Haase 

382 

56 

95 

Matt Covington 

374 

57 

37H 

Matthew Howard 

367 

58 

5H 

Michael Faccinto 

363 

59 

James McFadden 

357 

60 

81E 

Eric Bridger 

353 

 

 

D Main 

 

61 

5J 

Jamie Ball 

352 

62 

28F 

Davie Franek 

352 

63 

115 

Nick Parker 

346 

64 

7TAZ 

Tasker Phillips 

345 

65 

20F 

Casey Friedrichsen 

343 

66 

66D 

Chase Dunham 

342 

67 

35S 

Jason Shultz 

340 

68 

81A 

Chris Morgan 

339 

69 

4J 

Lee Grosz 

338 

70 

22P 

Jonathan Preston 

336 

71 

22X 

Riley Goodno 

332 

72 

6R 

Ryan Bunton 

329 

73 

20 

AJ Moeller 

329 

74 

88X 

Scottie McDonald 

325 

75 

4H 

Cody Hansen 

324 

76 

17B 

Ryan Bickett 

324 

77 

14B 

Bailey Sucich 

324 

78 

50Z 

Zach Chappell 

323 

79 

51A 

Elliot Amdahl 

323 

80 

13MJ 

Brandon Halverson 

318 

 

 

E Main 

 

81 

90 

Lance Norick 

317 

82 

88R 

Rowdy Reber 

315 

83 

14M 

Jordon Mallett 

312 

84 

23M 

Lance Moss 

312 

85 

75X 

JT Imperial 

311 

86 

21R 

Shane Hopkins 

308 

87 

1B 

Chelsea Blevins 

307 

88 

1A 

John Anderson 

305 

89 

Jett Carney 

299 

90 

22B 

Jesse Baker 

298 

91 

33 

Alan Zoutte 

284 

92 

6X 

Frank Rodgers III 

276 

93 

22M 

Shawn Murray 

273 

94 

35MM 

Ian Madsen 

269 

95 

4S 

Adam Speckman 

265 

96 

39M 

Anthony Macri 

265 

 

 

 

Austin McCarl Masters Night #1 of the Knoxville 360 Nationals! 

by Bill Wright 

 

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 6, 2020) – Austin McCarl is two for two in 360 features at Knoxville Raceway this season.  Thursday’s win was definitely his biggest, as it came on Night #1 of the MyPlace Hotels Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.  Kerry Madsen emerged as the high point driver, followed by Shane Golobic, Tim Shaffer and McCarl (full points at the bottom). 

 

Calvin Landis led early from his pole position in the 20-lap main event, ahead of Dominic Scelzi, Austin McCarl, Tim Shaffer and Aaron Reutzel.  McCarl found his way by Scelzi for second, and Reutzel cruised into fourth on lap five.   

 

McCarl shot by Landis on lap six, but that move was negated when Ryan Leavitt slowed in turn two, bringing the only caution of the event.  Landis led McCarl, Scelzi, Reutzel and Shaffer back to green, while Tim Kaeding had climbed from 23rd to 13th

 

McCarl followed Landis for a lap before surging to the point on lap eight.  Meanwhile, Kerry Madsen worked his way into the top five.  At the halfway point, Scelzi and Reutzel moved into second and third.  Madsen was quickly into the fourth spot, and Shane Golobic entered the top five on lap twelve. 

 

A rosy point total was dashed for Reutzel when he slowed and went pitside on lap 13.  Up front, McCarl entered lapped traffic by himself, while Madsen shot by Scelzi for the runner-up spot.   

 

McCarl pulled away to the win by a straightaway ahead of Madsen, Scelzi, Golobic and Shaffer.  Joe Beaver, Roger Crockett, hard-charger Cory Eliason, Landis and Tim Kaeding rounded out the top ten.  Heat winners included Leavitt, Ricky Montgomery, Landis, Shaffer and Nate Mills.  Cody Hansen won the C main and Eliason claimed the B.  There was plenty of mumbling in turn two in the fifth heat, as Tasker Phillips and Lee Grosz tangled and crashed, ending both their nights.  AJ Moeller’s night ended in the turn three wall in heat two.  Brady Bacon could not avoid a lapped car and crashed in the feature.  No one was hurt. 

 

“I just had to stay solid and keep doing what I was doing,” said McCarl of his misfortune with the yellow flag negating his lap six pass for the lead.  “Calvin was kind of moving around there.  I just had to stay patient.  He was setting a good pace.  The bottom was really good and threw up a bunch of juice through the middle.  When I got to those first lap cars, they were running the top.  I didn’t know what to do, so I blew it through the middle and it stuck.  I didn’t know how close those guys were behind him.  Aaron and Kerry…those guys are World of Outlaws winners, and the best in the world.  I guess in the end, I was lucky there wasn’t a yellow.” 

 

“This deal is all about points,” said Madsen.  “It was pretty hectic back there.  They did a good job with the racetrack tonight.  It was fun.  They gave me a great car, and we had to battle to get to second.  By that time, Austin was long gone.  It was a solid day for good points.  I’m not a very experienced 360 driver so these guys gave me that good a car.” 

 

“It’s a good thing to be upset with third,” said Scelzi.  “We’ve had a lot of speed over the last month.  We’ve been knocking on the door of a win.  I felt really good the first six or seven laps.  I felt like we had something for first and second, then we faded a bit.  We’ve got to some work, but all in all, we’re really fast.  We’re in the show for Saturday, but we want to be on top of the podium, not the bottom.” 

 

The 30th Annual MyPlace Hotels Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank continues on Friday night!  For tickets and other information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com, and Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter. 

 

MyPlace Hotels Knoxville 360 Nationals Night #1 Results 

 

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. (2), 16.203; 2. 17WX, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (21), 16.229; 3. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (32), 16.247; 4. 14, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (14), 16.318; 5. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (35), 16.334; 6. 69, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (17), 16.339; 7. 83M, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (5), 16.349; 8. 35M, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (27), 16.436; 9. 26, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (41), 16.447; 10. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (10), 16.450; 11. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (9), 16.486; 12. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (40), 16.497; 13. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (45), 16.534; 14. 63, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (13), 16.551; 15. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (33), 16.560; 16. 83, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (34), 16.572; 17. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (1), 16.594; 18. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (44), 16.607; 19. 88, Kyle Offill, Tracy, CA (6), 16.671; 20. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (4), 16.677; 21. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (16), 16.685; 22. 66, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (36), 16.698; 23. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (12), 16.701; 24. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (15), 16.702; 25. 23, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (19), 16.705; 26. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (8), 16.726; 27. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (7), 16.731; 28. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (3), 16.737; 29. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (25), 16.772; 30. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (29), 16.772; 31. 115, Nick Parker, Tucson, AZ (23), 16.782; 32. 24, Garret Williamson, Columbia, MO (39), 16.799; 33. 5H, Michael Faccinto, Hanford, CA (30), 16.814; 34. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (38), 16.870; 35. 33H, Colton Heath, Marysville, WA (20), 16.883; 36. 14B, Bailey Sucich, Granite Falls, WA (26), 16.926; 37. 66D, Chase Dunham, Leipsic, OH (24), 16.945; 38. 4H, Cody Hansen, Nunda, SD (46), 16.961; 39. 23M, Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC (28), 17.017; 40. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (31), 17.030; 41. 1B, Chelsea Blevins, Janesville, CA (18), 17.046; 42. 51A, Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, SD (37), 17.094; 43. 75X, JT Imperial, Mesa, AZ (22), 17.110; 44. 50Z, Zach Chappell, Talala, OK (43), 17.117; 45. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (42), 17.498; 46. 6, Jett Carney, El Paso, TX (47), 17.566; 47. 6X, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (48), 17.748; 48. 4S, Adam Speckman, Rapid City, SD (11), 18.126. 

 

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.6: 1. Ryan Leavitt (2); 2. Matt Moro (1); 3. Kerry Madsen (6); 4. Dominic Scelzi (4) / 5. Brady Bacon (5); 6. Rob Kubli (3); 7. Nick Parker (7); 8. Jett Carney (10) / 9. Bailey Sucich (8); 10. Chelsea Blevins (9) 

 

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.5: 1. Ricky Montgomery (2); 2. Austin McCarl (4); 3. Shane Golobic (6); 4. Garret Williamson (7) / 5. Justin Henderson (5); 6. Eric Bridger (1); 7. Chase Dunham (8); 8. Elliot Amdahl (9) / 9. Frank Rodgers III (10); 10. AJ Moeller (3) 

 

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.5: 1. Calvin Landis (4); 2. Aaron Reutzel (6); 3. Joe Beaver (2); 4. Roger Crockett (3) / 5. Matt Covington (1); 6. Michael Faccinto (7); 7. Tim Kaeding (5); 8. JT Imperial (9) / 9. Cody Hansen (8) DNS - 10. Adam Speckman 

 

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.9: 1. Tim Shaffer (6); 2. Kaleb Johnson (2); 3. Harli White (1); 4. JJ Hickle (4); 5. Cory Eliason (5); 6. Kyle Offill (3); 7. Jamie Ball (7); 8. Zach Chappell (9); 9. Lance Moss (8) 

 

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.9: 1. Nathan Mills (1); 2. Ayrton Gennetten (5); 3. Colton Heath (7); 4. Devon Dobie (2); 5. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (6); 6. John Anderson (9); 7. Riley Goodno (8); 8. Tasker Phillips (3); 9. Lee Grosz (4) 

  

C main (started), 6 Laps, 1:46.6: 1. Cody Hansen (2); 2. Bailey Sucich (1); 3. Lance Moss (3); 4. Chelsea Blevins (4) / 5. Frank Rodgers III (5) DNS - 6. Lee Grosz; 7. AJ Moeller; 8. Adam Speckman  

 

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Cory Eliason (5); 2. Justin Henderson (3); 3. Tim Kaeding (4); 4. Kyle Offill (7) / 5. Michael Faccinto (10); 6. Matt Covington (8); 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1); 8. Jamie Ball (13); 9. Rob Kubli (6); 10. Chase Dunham (12); 11. Zach Chappell (16); 12. Riley Goodno (15); 13. Elliot Amdahl (14); 14. Nick Parker (11); 15. Cody Hansen (21); 16. Eric Bridger (9); 17. Bailey Sucich (20); 18. JT Imperial (17); 19. Chelsea Blevins (22); 20. Lance Moss (23); 21. Jett Carney (18); 22. John Anderson (19); 23. Brady Bacon (2) DNS - 24. Tasker Phillips 

  

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Austin McCarl (2); 2. Kerry Madsen (8); 3. Dominic Scelzi (3); 4. Shane Golobic (7); 5. Tim Shaffer (5); 6. Joe Beaver (13); 7. Roger Crockett (10); 8. Cory Eliason (21); 9. Calvin Landis (1); 10. Tim Kaeding (23); 11. Justin Henderson (22); 12. JJ Hickle (9); 13. Garret Williamson (19); 14. Ayrton Gennetten (4); 15. Harli White (17); 16. Kaleb Johnson (14); 17. Ricky Montgomery (12); 18. Colton Heath (20); 19. Kyle Offill (24); 20. Matt Moro (16); 21. Nathan Mills (18); 22. Devon Dobie (15); 23. Aaron Reutzel (6); 24. Ryan Leavitt (11). Lap Leaders: Landis 1-7, A. McCarl 8-20. Hard-charger: Eliason. 

 

Point Standings After Night #1 

 

Kerry Madsen 

492 

2 

17WX 

Shane Golobic 

486 

14 

Tim Shaffer 

486 

4 

17A 

Austin McCarl 

475 

41S 

Dominic Scelzi 

467 

6 

70 

Calvin Landis 

460 

26 

Cory Eliason 

458 

8 

83M 

Justin Henderson 

456 

Ayrton Gennetten 

453 

10 

35M 

Tim Kaeding 

450 

11 

87 

Aaron Reutzel 

449 

12 

11 

Roger Crockett 

445 

13 

63 

JJ Hickle 

443 

14 

53 

Joe Beaver 

440 

15 

66 

Ricky Montgomery 

426 

16 

22K 

Kaleb Johnson 

421 

17 

15H 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. 

418 

18 

22 

Ryan Leavitt 

414 

19 

88 

Kyle Offill 

413 

20 

17W 

Harli White 

410 

21 

2M 

Matt Moro 

409 

22 

24 

Garret Williamson 

405 

23 

24N 

Nathan Mills 

402 

24 

23 

Devon Dobie 

401 

25 

33H 

Colton Heath 

392 

26 

83 

Rob Kubli 

389 

27 

69 

Brady Bacon 

384 

28 

95 

Matt Covington 

374 

29 

5H 

Michael Faccinto 

363 

30 

81E 

Eric Bridger 

353 

31 

5J 

Jamie Ball 

352 

32 

115 

Nick Parker 

346 

33 

7TAZ 

Tasker Phillips 

345 

34 

66D 

Chase Dunham 

342 

35 

4J 

Lee Grosz 

338 

36 

22X 

Riley Goodno 

332 

37 

20 

AJ Moeller 

329 

38 

4H 

Cody Hansen 

324 

39 

14B 

Bailey Sucich 

324 

40 

50Z 

Zach Chappell 

323 

41 

51A 

Elliot Amdahl 

323 

42 

23M 

Lance Moss 

312 

43 

75X 

JT Imperial 

311 

44 

1B 

Chelsea Blevins 

307 

45 

1A 

John Anderson 

305 

46 

6 

Jett Carney 

299 

47 

6X 

Frank Rodgers III 

276 

48 

4S 

Adam Speckman 

265 

 

 

 

Huset’s Returns!
 
(Bill W) August 5, 2020, Monroe, IA – In 1954, Til Huset carved out a racetrack in the Split Rock Creek Valley south of Brandon, South Dakota.  Nearby Soo Speedway was booming at the time, and Til tried everything to keep it going.  He tried afternoons, put lights in, tried different nights, and all of it was to no avail.  The track closed after the 1955 season. 

 

When drivers clashed with management at Soo Speedway, they formed the Sioux Falls Stock Car Association.  Drivers bought shares that they used to purchase Til Huset’s speedway in 1958.  They turned the dilapidated grounds into the new “go-to” place for racing in the Sioux Falls area. 

 

The premier class went from stock cars to modified stocks, to supermodifieds and eventually to sprint cars.  Fast forward to the end of 2015, and Huset’s was purchased by Chuck Brennan.  Chuck moved from the traditional Sunday nights to Saturdays and crowds dwindled.  When payday loan laws changed, owning a multi-million dollar racetrack didn’t make sense. 

 

To make a long, frustrating story short, Tod Quiring bought the property this summer.  Sunday was the grand re-opening, welcoming the All Stars. 

 

Driving up, to be honest, I was thinking more about the car count than what the reopening meant to local fans.  When I crested the hill and looked down into the valley and the racetrack, reality hit.  The place was already packed. 

 

Many were in the same boat as announcer Shawn Neistadt, who had written off Huset’s Speedway.  This was a day they thought would never come, and at the same time, it was like they never left.  The place looked great. 

 

The line for the grandstand was backed up all the way until hot laps started.  A live band played to entertain.  Mark Dobmeier, recently injured, was greeting a TV crew when I passed by.  Fans, the track crew, media and drivers had one thing in common.  They were giddy. 

 

Anticipation was in the air.  The crowd rose for late model stock car hot laps…that’s right, late model stock car hot laps!  But it was the first green flag in over three years, and they were ready.  Standing ovation. 

 

They also roared for Doug Clark, who flagged one more time at his hometown track.  He took care of the first sprint car heat, and yielded to his son Justin with back up Nate Peterson.  He descended the flag stand to cheers. 

 

And there was racing too.  Kyle Larson was going for a $57,000 weekend in the #57.  Unfortunately, his birthday didn’t go well, and he ended up crashing hard in turn one, done for the night. 

 

As often happens at Huset’s, California natives take a liking to the quarter-mile bullring.  Cory Eliason took home $20,000 in his first ever visit.  Though he compared it to Warrnambool, it also resembles many of the tracks he cut his teeth on.  Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi followed closely, and declared the track the best prepared he’s seen this year.  Few argued.  Kerry Madsen looked glum, but completed the podium after leading much of the way.  Brother Ian was right behind him, going 12th to fourth in the Forbrook #5. 

 

Pyrotechnics were there all night, and a large fireworks show made waiting in line to get out entertaining.  Racing has returned to Huset’s! 

 

Looking through the archives found a trip to Huset’s in May of 2001 that saw all-time feature winner Terry McCarl setting a new track record and winning the feature.  Butch Hanssen, who sported Holiday Inn sponsorship for many years won the 360’s that night.  Find results and stories at the bottom of this column.  The all-time feature winners at Huset’s… 

 

All-time Huset’s Speedway Supermodified/410 feature winners (top 10) 

 

Name 

Feature Wins 

Track Champs 

Gold Cup/HoS Wins 

1.   Terry McCarl             

98 

2.   Mark Dobmeier 

67 

6* 

 

3.   Danny Lasoski             

42 

4.   Harold Petree 

35 

 

5.   Harry Torgerson         

34 

 

6.   Jim Matthews             

30 

 

7.   Gerald Bruggeman 

28 

 

8.   Leland Van Emmerik 

21 

 

      Marlon Jones 

21 

 

10. Arnie Nimmerfroh 

20 

 

 

It was a very busy weekend in the upper Midwest!  Larson dominated the All Stars in Plymouth, Wisconsin Thursday for $26,000, took 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa for $6,000 and destroyed them all at Knoxville for $5,000. 

 

Seth Bergman towed a long ways to grab the Sprint Invaders feature in Dubuque, Iowa Thursday.  Like Huset’s, Dubuque is a bullring that west coasters take a liking to.  Scelzi has two wins there himself, and Kyle Offill qualified for the Dash.  Washington’s JJ Hickle climbed to the podium before a throttle spring sabotaged him.  Lynton Jeffrey thought he was there for the first time, until we showed him results from a DNF in the VanderEcken #10 in 2004 IRA action.  He won the dash Thursday. 

 

Lynton followed that up with an emotional win at Knoxville Saturday in the 360 class, after holding off Tim Shaffer in Tony Stewart’s #14.  This week’s 360 Nationals should be a barn burner. 

 

Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com features last weekend went to Kyle Larson times three, Eliason and Bill Balog at the Langlade County Fairgrounds in Antigo, Wisconsin Friday night.  Kerry Madsen holds a slim point lead over Brian Brown heading into the weekend.  Both will run the 360 Nationals. 

 

This week’s Midwest Thunder point shows will showcase the “Ironman 55” in Pevely, IRA Founders Night at Wilmot, open 410 action Sunday in Jacksonville, and Monday’s $10,000 to win Front Row Challenge in Oskaloosa.  If you can contribute to the point fund, drop me a line. 

 
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Up Next for the Midwest Thunder Sprints…
 
Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO)
Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55) 

Sat, Aug 8 – Wilmot Raceway (IRA) 

Sun, Aug 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)
Mon, Aug 10 – Southern Iowa Speedway (Front Row Challenge)
Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO)
Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO)
Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic)
 
2020 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)
 
1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 473 

2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 469 (3)
3. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 363 (1) 

4. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 341 

5. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 320 (3) 

6. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 312 (3) 

7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 303
8. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 254 

9. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 250 (5) 

10. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 245
11. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 232
12. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 215
13. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 211 

14. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 185 

15. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 184 (1)
(tie) Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 184 

17. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 150 (2) 

(tie) Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 150 

19. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 147 (1) 

20. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 146 

22. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 139
23. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 133
24. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 112 

25. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 108 

26. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 88
27. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 87 

28. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 82 

29. Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 79
30. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 74
31. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70 

32. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 66 

33. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 63 

34. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 60
35. Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 55 

(tie) Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 55 

(tie) Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 55
38. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52
(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 52
40. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 47
41. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 44
(tie) Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44
43. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 41 

44. Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 40
45. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 39 

46. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 38 

(tie) Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 38
48. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 35
(tie) Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 35 

(tie) Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 35 

51. Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 32 

(tie) Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 32 

(tie) Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 32 

54. Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 28
(tie) Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 28
(tie) Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 28
57. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26
(tie) Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 26 

(tie) Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 26
60. Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 25 

(tie) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 25 

62. Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 22
63. Matt VanderVere, Zion, IL, 20
(tie) Brian Bell, Gallaway, TN, 20 

(tie) Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 20 

(tie) Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 20
67. Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 18
(tie) Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 18
(tie) Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 18
(tie) Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 18 

(tie) Jeff Asher, Park Hills, MO, 18 

(tie) Scott Biertzer, West Bend, WI, 18 

(tie) Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 18
74. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 16 

(tie) Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 16
76. Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14
(tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 14 

(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 14 

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 14 

(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 14 

81. Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 12
82. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10
(tie) Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10
(tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 10
85. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8
(tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8
(tie) Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 8 

(tie) Tony Wondra, Campbellsport, WI, 8
89. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6
(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 6 

(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 6 

(tie) Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 6
93. Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4
(tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4
(tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4
(tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4
(tie) Jack Routson, Waterman, IL, 4
(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 4
90. Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 2
(tie) Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 2
(tie) Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 2
 
Platinum World of Outlaws member wins…
 
5, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA
2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA
1, David Gravel, Watertown, CT
 
Tentative 2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com
 
Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)
Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO)
Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55) 

Sat, Aug 8 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) 

Sun, Aug 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)
Mon, Aug 10 – Southern Iowa Speedway (Front Row Challenge)
Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO)
Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO)
Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic)
Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA)
Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO)
Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA)
Sun, Aug 23 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) (IRA)
Sun, Aug 23 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO)
Fri, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sat, Aug 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) 

Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO)
Sun, Aug 30 – Dirt Oval Route 66 (IL) (IRA) 

Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO) 

Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO)
Sun, Sept 6 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA)
Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) 

Fri, Sept 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA 

Fri, Sept 11 – I-70 Speedway (MO) (WoO)
Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial) 

Sat, Sept 12 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) (Tom Knowles Memorial) 

Sat, Sept 12 – I-70 Speedway (MO) (WoO)
Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA)
Fri, Sept 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sat, Sept 26 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)
 
Much TBD…
 
2019 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins)

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

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

 

 

 

 

8/2/20 

 

Huset’s Speedway Re-open 

Brandon, SD 

 

All Stars 

 

36 cars 

 

Huset’s was busting at the seams in its re-open.  From a live band to entertain long lines, to fireworks at the end, it was well done.  The place has been kept up well in its three-year dormancy, and track staff did a great job getting things ready to go. 

 

Kyle Larson (14th car out to time) set the standard in time trials at 10.843 seconds on the quarter-mile.  The track was in great shape all night.  Justin Henderson (27th car out) was second quick, followed by Lynton Jeffrey (4th), Cory Eliason (13th), Skylar Prochaska (3rd), Paige Polyak (18th), Rico Abreu (21st), Brian Brown (1st), Paul McMahan (26th) and Gio Scelzi (31st).  Cars timed in their heat groups, and Jeffrey, Larson, Henderson and Scelzi were quickest in their respective groups.  The fourth group had issues as Brooke Tatnell and Austin McCarl pulled in right away in hot laps and scratched for the night.  Baughman also did not get a time in the group, but changed a motor and rear-end to start the heat. 

 

Heat one (started): 1. Aaron Reutzel 87 (1) 2. Brown 21 (2) 3. Trey Starks 44s (5) 4. Prochaska 35 (3) 5. Tucker Klaasmeyer 27 (6) / 6. Skylar Gee 99 (8) 7. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 07 (7) 8. Colin Smith o5 (9) 9. Jeffrey 83 (4) 

 

In order to throw one last flag at Huset’s, Doug Clark flagged this one before giving it up for son Justin to handle.  Doug got a big ovation.  10-lap heats took the top five to the feature.  Heat winners, and the fastest remaining qualifiers who finished in a transfer spot made the Dash.  Reutzel led early over Brown and Starks.  McIntyre surged into fifth on lap two, but Jeffrey contacted him in a racing incident, knocking out the fast qualifier (for the group) with a broken front end.  Klaasmeyer was able to take the final transfer from McIntyre on lap four.  With Jeffrey out, Prochaska dashed. 

 

Heat two (started): 1. Dominic Scelzi 41s (1) 2. Ian Madsen 5 (6) 3. Polyak 19 (2) 4. Eliason 26 (3) 5. Tim Kaeding 3 (7) / 6. Hunter Schuerenberg 55 (5) 7. Elliot Amdahl 51A (8) 8. Larson 57 (4) 9. Brandt O’Banion 47 (9) 

 

D. Scelzi led early over Polyak, and I. Madsen up from sixth.  Larson was running fourth, when all hell broke loose.  He hit the front stretch wall, and went to the work area to replace his right rear.  D. Scelzi led Polyak, I. Madsen, and Eliason and Kaeding, who had been battling for the last transfer spot, back to green.  Larson moved up to seventh before O’Banion contacted the turn one wall and retired.  Disaster befell Larson when he got into the turn one wall and flipped violently.  He was ok, but done for the night.  So was his chance for an eighth straight All Star win and a $57,000 weekend.  Schuerenberg took the final transfer from Kaeding in a good battle on lap five, while Madsen took second from Polyak on lap six.  Kaeding battled back and nipped Schuerenberg at the line by less than a tenth of a second for the final transfer. 

 

Heat three (started): 1. Cale Thomas 70 (1) 2. McMahan 13 (2) 3. Abreu 24 (3) 4. Zeb Wise 11 (6) 5. Shane Golobic 17w (5) / 6. Henderson 7 (4) 7. Greg Wilson w20 (7) 8. Cody Hansen 4 (9) 9. Donovan Peterson 11xs (8) 

 

Peterson flipped down the backstretch at the outset.  He walked away but was done for the night.  Thomas pulled away at the outset and never looked back.  Henderson became the third quick heat qualifier to not make the Dash, when Golobic passed him for fifth on lap three. 

 

Heat four (started): 1. Kerry Madsen 2m (3) 2. Terry McCarl 4x (2) 3. G. Scelzi 18 (4) 4. Jody Rosenboom 14 (1) 5. Josh Baughman 17 (7) / 6. Matt Juhl 09 (5) 7. Chuck McGillivray 101 (6) DNS – Austin McCarl 17A, Brooke Tatnell 16 

 

T. McCarl led early over Rosenboom and K. Madsen.  Baughman went from seventh to the final transfer on lap one.  K. Madsen shot around Rosenboom to take second on lap three, and Gio followed a lap later.  K. Madsen tracked T. McCarl down and passed him for the lead on lap nine to take a Dash spot.  Gio was also dashing. 

 

Dash one (started): 1. K. Madsen (1) 2 D. Scelzi (2) 3. Abreu (3) 4. Reutzel (4) 5. Brown (5) 

 

The 4-lap Dash decided the inside of the first five rows of the feature.  K. Madsen led D. Scelzi and Abreu early.  D. Scelzi made a couple of dives at Madsen, who was doing a good job of staying wide up front and earning the pole. 

 

Dash two (started): 1. Eliason (1) 2. Thomas (4) 3. G. Scelzi (3) 4. Prochaska (2) 5. Polyak (5) 

 

Eliason led early, and Thomas jumped up to second from row two. 

 

B main (started): 1. Henderson (1) 2. Schuerenberg (3) 3. Jeffrey (2) 4. Gee (4) / 5. Wilson (7) 6. Juhl (5) 7. McIntyre (6) 8. Hansen (11) 9. Amdahl (9) 10. Smith (8) 11. O’Banion (10) DNS – McGillivray, A. McCarl, Larson, Tatnell, Peterson 

 

The 12-lap B main transferred the top four to the A main and went pretty much without incident.  Jeffrey took third from Gee after surrendering it early.  Wilson fell just one spot short of a transfer in good racing. 

 

A main (started): 1. Eliason (2) 2. D. Scelzi (3) 3. K. Madsen (1) 4. I. Madsen (12) 5. Abreu (5) 6. Reutzel (7) 7. Thomas (4) 8. G. Scelzi (6) 9. Brown (9) 10. McMahan (11) 11. Polyak (10) 12. Wise (15) 13. Prochaska (8) 14. T. McCarl (13) 15. Henderson (21) 16. Golobic (17) 17. Kaeding (18) 18. Rosenboom (16) 19. Jeffrey (23) 20. Starks (14) 21. Gee (24) 22. Baughman (20) 23. Schuerenberg (22) 24. Klaasmeyer (19) 

 

K. Madsen led lap one of the 35-lapper before Klaasmeyer slowed and retired, bringing the only caution of the contest.  The caution negated a lap two pass for the lead from Eliason.  D. Scelzi was third, then Abreu and Thomas.  The leaders entered lapped traffic on lap eight.  Reutzel moved by Thomas into fifth on lap ten.  Eliason gained on the high side in traffic and took the point from Madsen on lap 12.  D. Scelzi followed him into second.  Thomas also battled back into the top five before fading to seventh.  On lap 16, Madsen used the low side to get back by Scelzi for second in heavy lapped traffic.  On lap 17, he’d to the same to Eliason to retake the point.  I. Madsen was now on the move as well, moving into fifth.  While K. Madsen cruised low, Eliason hit the top on both ends.  He roared by Madsen for good with seven to go.  D. Scelzi snatched second from Madsen with five to go.  The win was worth $20,000 for Eliason.   

 

 

 

 

Kyle Larson Makes All Star History at Knoxville! 

Lynton Jeffrey Preps for 360 Nationals with Win 

by Bill Wright 

 

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 1, 2020) – Kyle Larson won his seventh straight All Star Circuit of Champions feature, setting a record with the series.  Saturday’s victory came at the Knoxville Raceway, where the Elk Grove, California native swept the World of Outlaws weekend last June.  Larson earned $5,000 for the win aboard the Paul Silva wrenched #57, and even lost a contact lens along the way.  Lynton Jeffrey led wire to wire over a stout 47-car 360 field in preparations for the MyPlace Hotels Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank this Thursday through Saturday. 

 

The 25-lap feature was slow to get started.  On the first try, Kasey Kahne got above the turn two cushion and slowed near the wall.  Aaron Reutzel did the same on the bottom of turn one.  Both visited the work area and returned to action.   

 

The second try at green was no better.  AJ Moeller broke his front end after contact with another car in turn two and slid down in front of the field.  Fortunately, he didn’t turn over, or collect anyone. 

 

Once green, it was for good, and Gio Scelzi took the early advantage ahead of Lynton Jeffrey and Larson.  Brian Brown passed Kerry Madsen for fourth on lap two.  Larson sized up Jeffrey, and took third on the third circuit. 

 

Rico Abreu, who started thirteenth, shot from seventh to fifth on lap five.  Brown claimed third from Jeffrey on the same lap.  Abreu followed him into fourth a lap later.   

 

Up front, Larson was gaining on Scelzi, and slid across turn four to take the point on lap eight.  He was in lapped traffic a lap later, and by lap 12, had a straightaway lead.  Brown and Scelzi see-sawed back and forth in a battle for second that saw three passes for that position until Brown claimed the spot with ten to go. 

 

Abreu captured third from Scelzi and passed Brown in lapped traffic on lap 16.  Larson’s lead over the three-way battle for second was over seven seconds by lap 19.  Scelzi and Brown would return to battle, this time for the third spot, in the late stages.   

 

Larson won convincingly over Abreu, Scelzi, who gained third on the last lap, Brown and Shane Stewart.  Kerry Madsen, Cory Eliason, Davey Heskin, Ian Madsen and Josh Schneiderman rounded out the top ten.  Larson posted quick time over the 46-car field.  Heskin, Brown, Schneiderman, Hunter Schuerenberg and Moeller were heat winners.  Scelzi and Jeffrey won the Dashes, Ayrton Gennetten won the C main, and Aaron Reutzel claimed the B main. 

 

“It’s really cool,” said Larson of his record breaking seventh win in a row.  It was his sixth career win at Knoxville.  “I did read that earlier today, and it added pressure to tonight. Qualifying well is important in every format you run.  It was a good solid night  You could get that diamond going in one and two a lot.  Even late, I could make time following the top all around.  I lost a contact, so I couldn’t see as well as I needed to, but my car was just good and I had some lines working for me.  I could make runs off of two and then slide them in three and four.  The contact made it difficult.  I hope I have a spare set in my bathroom bag!” 

 

The 18-lap 360 feature went non-stop, with Lynton Jeffrey leading early from the pole over Tim Shaffer and Kelby Watt.  The fast track lent to multiple grooves, and saw several charges.  Garner ran fourth, with Matt Juhl climbing into the top five by lap nine. 

 

The leaders entered lapped traffic on the tenth circuit, and Shaffer pressured Jeffrey.  Juhl used the low side to gain fourth from Garner with five to go.   

 

Shaffer reeled in Jeffrey and slid in front of him on lap fifteen, but Jeffrey shot back by to the flag stand, and pulled away the rest of the way, winning in the Ridge & Sons Racing #83J.  Jeffrey won his first ever 360 feature here over Shaffer, Juhl, who gained third over Watt with two to go, and Garner.  Scott Bogucki, Ayrton Gennetten, Jamie Ball, Josh Higday and hard-charger Carson McCarl completed the top ten.  Higday and Shaffer set quick time over their respective groups, while Ricky Montgomery, Christian Bowman, Dylan Westbrook and AJ Moeller won heats.  Michael Faccinto claimed the C main, and Harli White took the B main. 

 

“He gave me a good run,” said Jeffrey of Shaffer.  “I’ve got to thank Destiny Motorsports for this one.  This is a car they didn’t want.  We were proud to have it.  It’s a winner.  It’s just good to win anything.  I’ve won some decent races here, just not enough of them over the years.  You just gotta be proud when you do it.” 

 

The 30th Annual MyPlace Hotels Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank commence Thursday, August 6 through Saturday, August 8!  For tickets and other information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com, and Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter. 

 

410 Results 

 

Time Trial Group One (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 71, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (2), 15.364; 2. 9, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (6), 15.487; 3. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (9), 15.537; 4. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (7), 15.682; 5. 2KS, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (10), 15.704; 6. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (1), 15.955; 7. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (3), 16.025; 8. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (8), 16.039; 9. 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN (4), 16.622; 10. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (5), 16.712 

  

Time Trial Group Two (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (5), 15.246; 2. 26, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (7), 15.398; 3. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (1), 15.534; 4. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (4), 15.628; 5. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (3), 15.705; 6. 70, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (8), 15.743; 7. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (2), 16.012; 8. O7, Gerard McIntyre Jr., New Oxford, PA (6), 16.189; 9. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (9), 16.595 

  

Time Trial Group Three (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (8), 15.326; 2. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (1), 15.521; 3. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (5), 15.553; 4. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (6), 15.814; 5. 5, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (9), 15.890; 6. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (3), 15.998; 7. 27, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (7), 16.017; 8. 35P, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (2), 16.029; 9. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (4), 16.220 

 

Time Trial Group Four (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (4), 15.548; 2. O9, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (6), 15.608; 3. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (9), 15.722; 4. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (1), 15.767; 5. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (3), 15.784; 6. 13, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (7), 15.846; 7. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (5), 15.862; 8. 3X, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (8), 15.941; 9. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 18.316 

 

Time Trial Group Five (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (3), 15.216; 2. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (2), 15.510; 3. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (1), 15.606; 4. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (6), 15.608; 5. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (5), 15.634; 6. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (7), 15.783; 7. 11, Zeb Wise, Angola, IN (9), 15.966; 8. 9W, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (4), 16.051; 9. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (8), 16.619 

  

Overall Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (40), 15.216; 2. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (15), 15.246; 3. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (27), 15.326; 4. 71, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (2), 15.364; 5. 26, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (17), 15.398; 6. 9, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (6), 15.487; 7. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (39), 15.510; 8. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (20), 15.521; 9. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (11), 15.534; 10. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (9), 15.537; 11. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (32), 15.548; 12. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (24), 15.553; 13. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (38), 15.606; 14. O9, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (34), 15.608; 15. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (43), 15.608; 16. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (14), 15.628; 17. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (42), 15.634; 18. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (7), 15.682; 19. 2KS, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (10), 15.704; 20. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (13), 15.705; 21. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (37), 15.722; 22. 70, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (18), 15.743; 23. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (29), 15.767; 24. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (44), 15.783; 25. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (31), 15.784; 26. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (25), 15.814; 27. 13, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (35), 15.846; 28. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (33), 15.862; 29. 5, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (28), 15.890; 30. 3X, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (36), 15.941; 31. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (1), 15.955; 32. 11, Zeb Wise, Angola, IN (46), 15.966; 33. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (22), 15.998; 34. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (12), 16.012; 35. 27, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (26), 16.018; 36. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (3), 16.025; 37. 35P, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (21), 16.029; 38. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (8), 16.039; 39. 9W, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (41), 16.051; 40. O7, Gerard McIntyre Jr., New Oxford, PA (16), 16.189; 41. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (23), 16.220; 42. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (19), 16.595; 43. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (45), 16.619; 44. 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN (4), 16.622; 45. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (5), 16.712; 46. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (30), 18.316 

 

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, No Time Available: 1. Davey Heskin (1); 2. Shane Stewart (4); 3. Kasey Kahne (3); 4. Josh Baughman (2) / 5. Brooke Tatnell (5); 6. Chris Martin (6); 7. Joe Simbro (8); 8. Zach Hampton (7); 9. Tori Knutson (9) DNS – McKenna Haase 

  

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, No Time Available: 1. Brian Brown (2); 2. Rico Abreu (1); 3. Cory Eliason (3); 4. Shane Golobic (5) / 5. Cale Thomas (6); 6. Skylar Gee (7); 7. Gerard McIntyre Jr. (8); 8. Mike Ayers (9); 9. Aaron Reutzel (4) 

  

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, No Time Available: 1. Josh Schneiderman (3); 2. Kerry Madsen (4); 3. Ian Madsen (5); 4. Trey Starks (1) / 5. Tim Kaeding (6); 6. Tucker Klaasmeyer (7); 7. Sawyer Phillips (9); 8. Greg Wilson (2); 9. Skylar Prochaska (8) 

 

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, No Time Available: 1. Hunter Schuerenberg (1); 2. Dominic Scelzi (2); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 4. Matt Juhl (3) / 5. Justin Henderson (7); 6. Tyler Courtney (5); 7. Paul McMahan (6); 8. Ayrton Gennetten (8); 9. Tasker Phillips (9) 

 

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, No Time Available: 1. AJ Moeller (1); 2. Kyle Larson (4); 3. Gio Scelzi (3); 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2) / 5. Austin McCarl (6); 6. Terry McCarl (5); 7. Zeb Wise (7); 8. Bobby Mincer (9); 9. Ryan Giles (8) 

  

C main (started), 8 Laps, No Time Available: 1. Ayrton Gennetten (1); 2. Tasker Phillips (8) / 3. Skylar Prochaska (5); 4. Ryan Giles (6); 5. Bobby Mincer (4); 6. Zach Hampton (2); 7. Mike Ayers (3); 8. Tori Knutson (7) 

  

Dash one (started), 4 Laps, No Time Available: 1. Gio Scelzi (4); 2. Kyle Larson (5); 3. Kasey Kahne (1); 4. Cory Eliason (6); 5. Hunter Schuerenberg (3); 6. AJ Moeller (2) 

 

Dash two (started), 4 Laps, No Time Available: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 2. Kerry Madsen (3); 3. Brian Brown (5); 4. Josh Schneiderman (2); 5. Shane Stewart (6); 6. Davey Heskin (4) 

 

B main (started), 12 Laps, No Time Available: 1. Aaron Reutzel (1); 2. Brooke Tatnell (3); 3. Justin Henderson (6); 4. Austin McCarl (5) / 5. Tim Kaeding (7); 6. Terry McCarl (8); 7. Paul McMahan (13); 8. Cale Thomas (4); 9. Sawyer Phillips (16); 10. Skylar Gee (11); 11. Tyler Courtney (9); 12. Tasker Phillips (19); 13. Chris Martin (10); 14. Zeb Wise (14); 15. Greg Wilson (2); 16. Gerard McIntyre Jr. (15); 17. Joe Simbro (17); 18. Tucker Klaasmeyer (12); 19. Ayrton Gennetten (18) 

  

A main (started), 25 Laps, No Time Available: 1. Kyle Larson (3); 2. Rico Abreu (13); 3. Gio Scelzi (1); 4. Brian Brown (6); 5. Shane Stewart (10); 6. Kerry Madsen (4); 7. Cory Eliason (7); 8. Davey Heskin (12); 9. Ian Madsen (15); 10. Josh Schneiderman (8); 11. Lynton Jeffrey (2); 12. Aaron Reutzel (21); 13. Hunter Schuerenberg (9); 14. Dominic Scelzi (14); 15. Justin Henderson (23); 16. Matt Juhl (18); 17. Austin McCarl (24); 18. Brooke Tatnell (22); 19. Shane Golobic (19); 20. Paul McMahan (25, prov.); 21. Josh Baughman (16); 22. Kasey Kahne (5); 23. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (17); 24. Trey Starks (20); 25. Zeb Wise (26, prov.); 26. AJ Moeller (11). Lap Leaders: G. Scelzi 1-7, Larson 8-25.  Hard-charger: Abreu. 

 

360 Results 

 

Time Trial Group One (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (4), 16.160; 2. 83J, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (6), 16.242; 3. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (22), 16.248; 4. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (7), 16.311; 5. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (5), 16.335; 6. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (8), 16.339; 7. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (18), 16.375; 8. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.390; 9. 115, Nick Parker, Tucson, AZ (14), 16.454; 10. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (12), 16.471; 11. 66, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (20), 16.502; 12. 1