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Hall of Fame Night Has Danny Lasoski Pocketing $5,000 at Knoxville!
Clint Garner Scores 31st Win in 360s, Kade Higday Takes Third of Season in 305s
by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 24, 2017) “ It was a great day to be Danny Lasoski at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday. In the afternoon, he was inducted with three others into the Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame. At night, he led from green to checker to earn $5,000 and his 112th victory on Marion County Farm Bureau Mid-Season Championship Night! Those joining Lasoski in the 2017 Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame class included official Craig Johnson, official Jim Roush (accepted by son Bob) and owner/mechanic, Jeff Woodruff. Clint Garner won his third feature of the season and the 31st of his career in the 360 class. Kade Higday also won his third main event of the season in the 305 class, and the fifth in his career.

Lasoski shot out to an early lead in a 25-lap feature that would lay rubber early. Lynton Jeffrey and Ian Madsen were in tow, with Brian Brown moving into fourth by the third circuit. Rubber was apparent in turns one and two by lap four. Madsen shot by Jeffrey into second and pursued Lasoski.

The leaders were in lapped traffic by lap ten. When Jeffrey slipped out of the turn two groove on lap 14, Brown pounced into third. At that point, a blanket could be thrown over the fourth, fifth and sixth place cars of Jeffrey, Brooke Tatnell and Austin McCarl. Tatnell was able to move into fourth by the time the first caution of the race came out for Scott Bogucki, who blew his right rear tire.

Jeffrey used the restart to retake fourth, and the race was slowed again when Carson McCarl, who was joining brother Austin and father Terry for his first 410 start at Knoxville, spun on lap 20. Lasoski pulled away the last five laps to take the win ahead of Madsen, Brown, Tatnell, who reclaimed fourth on the final restart, and Jeffrey. Austin McCarl, Terry McCarl, Dakota Hendrickson, Tasker Phillips and Josh Schneiderman completed the top ten. Tatnell set quick time at 15.985 seconds, on a track this scribe has seldom seen slower at that point in the night. Tatnell also won his heat, as did Brown and Hendrickson.

(Car owner Mark Burch) is one hell of a person, one hell of a friend, and a great crew chief, said Lasoski in Victory Lane next to the Burch #1m.He and I are the only crew, and I do the fuel. He does everything else. He works his tail off, and I want to thank his beautiful wife Mary and his kids, because theyd probably rather have him home. The yellows started coming out, and you dont know how much of your tire you need to save, and how much you need to go. The track was shining up and we had to save our tire. It worked out for us.

The 360 feature was an action packed 20-lapper that saw Matt Moro lead early over Clint Garner and Jon Agan. Garner worked by Agan for second on lap two, and then shot under Moro to take the point heading into turn one on lap three. Moro would reel the leader in through the middle stages of the race as traffic thickened.

On lap 14, Moro worked by Garner to take the lead briefly on the backstretch. The two veterans touched wheels but continued on. By the time they reached the flag stand, Garner was back at the point. The top five were within ten car lengths of each other as Garner and Moro were joined by Ryan Giles, Agan and Joe Beaver, who made a slide for life on Agan and tagged the wall on lap 16.

Troy Manteufel spun into turn one 16 laps in to bring the only caution. Garner led Moro, Giles, Agan and Beaver back to green flag racing. Beaver would take over fourth, but Garner would maintain his lead to the checkers ahead of Moro, Giles, Beaver and Agan. Jamie Ball, Chris Martin, hard-charger Jason Martin, Cody Ledger and Nate Van Haaften rounded out the top ten. Moro set quick time over the 29-car field, while Ryan Roberts, Agan and Giles won heat races. Chris Morgan claimed the B main.

œThe track was really slick tonight, said Garner. It was great to get a win there. It wasnt easy. Moro was on me in lapped traffic. Id like to thank J&J for participating in our banquet. This car was the one we won at the banquet last year and it was the second night on it. Ive been running Schnees my whole career and theres not a thing wrong with them. But due to the fact J&J participates in our banquet, I felt the right thing to do was put the car to use. I really wanted to win for them, so that made us happy. (Moro) raced me hard, and thats good. Thats what we have to do when we race in August. We have to race fast and hard. It was a good race. He squeezed through there, and it elbowed me up.

Rookie Brandon Worthington was the early leader in the 17-lap 305 feature, with Chris Walraven and Kade Higday in tow. Kelby Watt did a 360 spin while running fifth, to bring out the first of two cautions. Watt recovered in seventh place, where he would restart. Higday used the cushion to shoot by Walraven for second on the restart.

Laps ten through twelve would see a side by side battle for the lead between Worthington and Higday. Higday would move by on lap 13, before the last slowdown came for a cone thrown on the track by Worthington, who cruised over the berm in turn four.

Higday would hold onto his lead the last four laps, while Ryan Leavitt climbed from fourth to second after the restart. Worthington was third, ahead of Corey Kautz, and Walraven. Watt, Mike Mayberry, Tyler Glass, Eric Bridger and Brad Comegys rounded out the top ten. Higday also set quick time, while Joe Simbro and Leavitt were heat winners.

œThe top was pretty crumbly tonight, said Higday in Victory Lane. œThere wasnt much of a cushion. I knew that Brandon was going to have a good car, but I knew ours was good too. I just stuck to it and kept going.

Next Saturday night, July 1 is Pizza Hut/Knoxville Hospital & Clinics Night! All three sprint car classes will be in action, with the 360 class also hosting the Nebraska 360 Sprint Series and the Upper Midwest Sprint Series (UMSS). For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (3), 15.985; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (6), 16.094; 3. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 16.132; 4. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (11), 16.196; 5. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (20), 16.280; 6. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (5), 16.348; 7. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 16.382; 8. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (1), 16.390; 9. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (15), 16.446; 10. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (4), 16.468; 11. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (21), 16.473; 12. 09, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (22), 16.488; 13. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (18), 16.540; 14. 6, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 16.554; 15. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (14), 16.581; 16. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (12), 16.693; 17. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (10), 16.919; 18. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (23), 16.952; 19. 6R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (16), 16.968; 20. 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (13), 17.024; 21. 81, Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA (24), 17.121; 22. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (19), 17.397; 23. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (17), 17.473; 24. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (7), 17.637.

Heat one (started) 8 Laps, 2:22.0: 1. Brooke Tatnell (6); 2. Rager Phillips (1); 3. Terry McCarl (4); 4. Ian Madsen (5); 5. Chris Martin (3); 6. Ryan Bunton (7); 7. AJ Moeller (8); 8. Paige Polyak (2)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.8: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 3. Scott Bogucki (1); 4. Carson McCarl (2); 5. Bobby Mincer (8); 6. RJ Johnson (4); 7. Dustin Selvage (7); 8. Davey Heskin (5)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.3: 1. Dakota Hendrickson (1); 2. Tasker Phillips (2); 3. Matt Juhl (3); 4. Austin McCarl (6); 5. Josh Schneiderman (4); 6. Danny Lasoski (5); 7. Austin Johnson (7); 8. Bob Weuve (8)

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Danny Lasoski (1); 2. Ian Madsen (5); 3. Brian Brown (7); 4. Brooke Tatnell (8); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 6. Austin McCarl (6); 7. Terry McCarl (4); 8. Dakota Hendrickson (2); 9. Tasker Phillips (10); 10. Josh Schneiderman (12); 11. Rager Phillips (11); 12. Matt Juhl (9); 13. Davey Heskin (15); 14. RJ Johnson (13); 15. Ryan Bunton (18); 16. Chris Martin (14); 17. Austin Johnson (22); 18. Bob Weuve (24); 19. AJ Moeller (23); 20. Carson McCarl (17); 21. Scott Bogucki (16); 22. Dustin Selvage (21); 23. Bobby Mincer (19); 24. Paige Polyak (20). Lap Leader: Lasoski 1-25. Hard-charger: Weuve.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (18), 16.874; 2. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (23), 17.039; 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (10), 17.072; 4. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (29), 17.117; 5. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (4), 17.118; 6. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (20), 17.169; 7. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11), 17.193; 8. 5MRP, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (25), 17.217; 9. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (12), 17.235; 10. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (1), 17.312; 11. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (26), 17.316; 12. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (17), 17.356; 13. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (5), 17.362; 14. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.372; 15. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (2), 17.458; 16. 14, Josh Riggins, Lincoln, NE (28), 17.550; 17. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (21), 17.629; 18. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (16), 17.650; 19. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (15), 17.660; 20. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (24), 17.716; 21. 36, Jason Martin, Lincoln, NE (8), 17.721; 22. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (19), 17.727; 23. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (13), 17.780; 24. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (6), 17.788; 25. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (27), 17.950; 26. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (7), 18.097; 27. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (3), 18.404; 28. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (22), 18.412; 29. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (9), 18.560.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:08.8: 1. Ryan Roberts (2); 2. Chris Martin (3); 3. Nate Van Haaften (5); 4. Matt Moro (6); 5. Josh Riggins (1); 6. Sawyer Phillips (4); 7. Cody Wehrle (7); 8. Stacey Alexander (8); 9. Ben Woods (9); 10. John Anderson (10)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.5: 1. Jon Agan (6); 2. Tom Lenz (1); 3. McKenna Haase (3); 4. Calvin Landis (2); 5. Joe Beaver (5); 6. Devin Kline (4); 7. Chris Morgan (8); 8. Rob Weuve (9); 9. Mitchell Alexander (10); 10. Troy Manteufel (7)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Ryan Giles (4); 2. Cody Ledger (3); 3. Tyler Groenendyk (2); 4. Clint Garner (6); 5. Jamie Ball (5); 6. Jason Martin (7); 7. Ricky Montgomery (8); 8. Alan Zoutte (1); 9. Christian Bowman (9)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 2:28.5: 1. Chris Morgan (3); 2. Stacey Alexander (2); 3. Troy Manteufel (1); 4. Ben Woods (5) / 5. Rob Weuve (6); 6. Christian Bowman (7); 7. Mitchell Alexander (9); 8. John Anderson (8); 9. Ricky Montgomery (4)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (4); 2. Matt Moro (2); 3. Ryan Giles (5); 4. Joe Beaver (7); 5. Jon Agan (1); 6. Jamie Ball (9); 7. Chris Martin (6); 8. Jason Martin (18); 9. Cody Ledger (10); 10. Nate Van Haaften (3); 11. Sawyer Phillips (12); 12. Calvin Landis (16); 13. Ryan Roberts (8); 14. Tom Lenz (13); 15. Devin Kline (14); 16. Stacey Alexander (22); 17. Tyler Groenendyk (15); 18. Josh Riggins (17); 19. Chris Morgan (21); 20. Ben Woods (24); 21. McKenna Haase (11); 22. Cody Wehrle (19); 23. Troy Manteufel (23); 24. Alan Zoutte (20). Lap Leaders: Moro 1-2, Garner 3-20. Hard-charger: J. Martin. Howard Law $200: S. Alexander.

305 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 3 laps: 1. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (2), 17.152; 2. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (4), 17.431; 3. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (3), 17.511; 4. 1B, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.882; 5. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (20), 17.933; 6. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (1), 17.959; 7. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (5), 18.022; 8. 51, Corey Kautz, Estherville, IA (8), 18.140; 9. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (6), 18.164; 10. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (9), 18.316; 11. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (10), 18.344; 12. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (19), 18.382; 13. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (14), 18.548; 14. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (18), 18.553; 15. 55X, Matt Stephenson, Altoona, IA (11), 18.582; 16. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (15), 18.632; 17. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (13), 18.942; 18. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (12), 18.973; 19. 64, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (16), 19.122; 20. 23T, Travis Rewerts, Des Moines, IA (17), 19.588.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:56.9: 1. Joe Simbro (1); 2. Mike Mayberry (3); 3. Chris Walraven (4); 4. Kelby Watt (5); 5. Kade Higday (6); 6. Kevin Hetrick (7); 7. Evan Epperson (9); 8. Matt Stephenson (8); 9. Casey Greubel (10); 10. Chris Horton (2)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:53.0: 1. Ryan Leavitt (3); 2. Corey Kautz (1); 3. Brandon Worthington (4); 4. Eric Bridger (6); 5. Tyler Glass (5); 6. Brad Comegys (8); 7. Josh Jones (2); 8. Jon Hughes (7); 9. Travis Rewerts (9) DNS “ Jeff Wilke

A main (started), 17 Laps, NT: 1. Kade Higday (6); 2. Ryan Leavitt (8); 3. Brandon Worthington (2); 4. Corey Kautz (1); 5. Chris Walraven (4); 6. Kelby Watt (5); 7. Mike Mayberry (3); 8. Tyler Glass (10); 9. Eric Bridger (7); 10. Brad Comegys (13); 11. Kevin Hetrick (12); 12. Joe Simbro (9); 13. Matt Stephenson (15); 14. Casey Greubel (18); 15. Evan Epperson (16); 16. Josh Jones (11); 17. Jon Hughes (14); 18. Travis Rewerts (17) DNS “ Chris Horton, Jeff Wilke. Lap Leaders: Worthington 1-12, Higday 13-17. Hard-charger: Leavitt.

 

 

 

6/23/17

 

West Liberty Raceway

West Liberty, IA

 

WoO

 

27 cars

 

Jac Haudenschild (13th car out to time) set quick time and a new track record on the half-mile at 15.787 seconds.  It was Jac’s first night in the Stenhouse/Wood Racing #17 after Joey Saldana was let go.  Shane Stewart (5th car out) was second quick, followed by Brad Sweet (22nd), Carson McCarl (1st) in his first 410 start, Ian Madsen (10th), Jason Johnson (20th), Daryn Pittman (26th), Brian Brown (9th), Danny Lasoski (27th) and Kraig Kinser (4th).  Clyde Knipp had an oil line come loose and only got one lap in.

 

Heat one (started): 1. J. Haudenschild 17 (1) 2. Pittman 9 (3) 3. C. McCarl 6 (2) 4. Paul McMahan 4 (5) 5. Jason Sides 7s (6) 6. Kinser 11K (4) / 7. Greg Wilson w20 (8) 8. Terry McCarl 24 (7) 9. Bobby Mincer 15m (9)

 

J. Haudenschild led early in the 8-lap heat that would take the top 6 to the A and top two to the Dash.  Pittman and C. McCarl battled for the second spot before Pittman gained it at the halfway point.  C. McCarl would hold onto third after another good duel with McMahan, who gained fourth from Kinser at the halfway point.

 

Heat two (started): 1. Madsen 18 (2) 2. Stewart 2 (1) 3. Donny Schatz 15 (4) 4. Brown 21 (3) 5. David Gravel 5 (5) 6. Jeremy Schultz 5J (6) / 7. Paul Nienhiser 9x (7) 8. RJ Johnson 71A (8) 9. Bob Weuve 19w (9)

 

Madsen led the distance in a mostly single-file race.

 

Heat three (started): 1. Sweet (1) 2. J. Johnson (2) 3. Sheldon Haudenschild 93 (4) 4. Lasoski 1m (3) 5. Brent Marks 19 (5) 6. Logan Schuchart 1s (6) / 7. Jacob Allen 1a (7) 8. Joe B. Miller 51B (8) 9. Clyde Knipp 13 (9)

 

While Sweet pulled away, J. Johnson and S. Haudenschild traded second during the first lap.  Schuchart made a few early bids at Marks for fifth.

 

A problem with the fuel at the track delayed things while teams made sure they did not have fuel that would compromise their motors.  That took about 45 minutes to rectify, and we raced on in front of a packed house.

 

Dash (started): 1. Stewart (2) 2. J. Johnson (1) 3. Pittman (3) 4. Sweet (4) 5. Madsen (5) 6. J. Haudenschild (6)

 

Stewart and J. Johnson battled early for the lead before Stewart wrestled it away and led for the six-lap distance.

 

B main (started): 1. Nienhiser (2) 2. Wilson (4) 3. T. McCarl (1) 4. RJ Johnson (5) 5. Knipp (9) 6. Mincer (7) / 7. Miller (6) 8. Weuve (8) 9. Allen (3)

 

T. McCarl led early in the 12-lapper over Wilson, Nienhiser and Allen.  Nienhiser shot around Wilson for second on lap two.  Allen would come to a stop while running fourth four laps into the race.  He would pull off shortly after a restart that saw T. McCarl leading Nienhiser, Wilson, RJ Johnson, Miller and Knipp.  Knipp and Mincer would cruise under Miller when the green fell again, grabbing the last two transfer spots.  On lap seven, Nienhiser rode the cushion around T. McCarl for the lead.  Wilson and T. McCarl battled for second, exchanging the spot a couple of times.  When T. McCarl slowed coming for the checkers, Wilson would grab the spot.

 

A main (started): 1. Stewart (1) 2. Sweet (4) 3. J. Johnson (2) 4. Pittman (3) 5. Schatz (8) 6. S. Haudenschild (9) 7. Brown (11) 8. Marks (15) 9. McMahan (10) 10. Gravel (14) 11. Lasoski (12) 12. Sides (13) 13. Kinser (16) 14. T. McCarl (21) 15. Wilson (20) 16. J. Haudenschild (6) 17. RJ Johnson (22) 18. Schultz (17) 19. Mincer (24) 20. Nienhiser (19) 21. Knipp (23) 22. Schuchart (18) 23. Madsen (5) 24. C. McCarl (7)

 

Sweet hit the low side of turn one on the start of the 25-lapper and got by both front row starters.  That would be called back, however, when C. McCarl spun.  Stewart took advantage of his second chance, leading J. Johnson and Sweet.  By lap nine, Pittman had moved by S. Haudenschild for fifth.  By lap ten, rubber in the track was evident.  Sweet pounced on J. Johnson, taking second when he slid up the track on lap 12.  A lap later, Madsen had too much momentum and struck J. Johnson, sending him into a 360.  Madsen careened into the wall in turn four.  J. Johnson kept it going and kept his spot.  Officials deemed all restarts single-file due to track conditions.  Stewart would hold the point the rest of the way.  Two more cautions flew.  Schuchart went up in smoke on lap 15.  That gave Schatz a chance to move by S. Haudenschild after a good battle for fifth.  Knipp brought the last yellow flag, when he stopped on lap 18.  Stewart led the rest of the way to record his third win of the year.  Marks was the hard-charger.

 

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Point Standings Heat Up as Mid-Season Championships Loom Saturday!

(Bill W) June 20, 2017 – This Saturday night, June 24, the Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series will be back in action for Marion County Farm Bureau Night Mid-Season Championship Night! There is still plenty to decide in all three sprint car classes at Knoxville Raceway, and the action so far this season has been unprecedented!

In the 410 class, Ian Madsen, of St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Austrlia holds a slim 36-point lead over Grain Valley, Missouri’s Brian Brown. Both drivers have notched two wins and four podium finishes already. Brown had the lead in the standings heading into last Saturday night before a mechanical issue sent him flipping into the turn one wall during the feature.

Austin McCarl’s partnership with the TKS Motorsports #2KS team has gone well, and he sits third in points, followed by former track champions, Kerry Madsen, who leads the class with three quick time awards, and Terry McCarl. Brooke Tatnell, Lynton Jeffrey, last week’s first-time winner Matt Juhl, Josh Schneiderman and Davey Heskin round out the current top ten. Brad Sweet and Donny Schatz were winners during the Brownells “Big Gun Bash” with the World of Outlaws.

Seven-time 360 track champion, Clint Garner, from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has won twice this season and is in a familiar spot on top of the standings. Garner also leads the class with five podium finishes. Matt Moro is second in the standings, followed by Ryan Giles, Calvin Landis and Jamie Ball. Last week’s first-time winner, Sawyer Phillips, Chris Martin, Nate Van Haaften, Joe Beaver and rookie Christian Bowman compete the top ten. Giles, Van Haaften, Wayne Johnson and Ian Madsen join Garner and Phillips as feature winners this season.

Rookies have played a major factor in the 305 class, but veteran, Kevin Hetrick, from Gladstone, Illinois, finds himself on top of the point standings heading into the weekend. Hetrick has garnered three wins already this season. Rookie Eric Bridger is second, followed by two-time winner Kade Higday, Chris Walraven and rookie Ryan Leavitt, who has also won a feature event. Last week’s first-time winner Brad Comegys, Matt Stephenson, rookie Tyler Glass, rookie Kelby Watt and Mike Mayberry round out the top ten in points in the 305 class.

For more information on drivers, point standings, the schedule for Knoxville Raceway and much more, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

 

 

 

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(Bill W) June 19, 2017 – Three new winners checked in last week with the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com! Kyle Larson thrilled the throng gathered at Eagle Raceway with the World of Outlaws last Tuesday. David Gravel endured a rain delay at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota Friday, and Matt Juhl recorded his first career win at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday night.

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Point eligible races with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars this week include Tuesday at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota with the World of Outlaws, Friday at West Liberty Speedway in Iowa with the WoO, Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota, and weekly action at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday.

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Sat, June 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Current Point Standings (Through 6/17/17)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 473 (2)

Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 418 (3)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 345 (3)

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 283 (2)

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 280 (2)

David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 233 (1)

Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 175

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 166

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 160

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 154

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 146

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 139

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 139 (1)

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 139

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 127

Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA, 119

Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 118

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 110 (1)

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 98 (1)

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 92

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 82

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 82

Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH, 80 (1)

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

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 75

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 68

Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN, 63

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 58

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 54

Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 54

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 53

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

Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 48

Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 48

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 44

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 40

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 35

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 34

Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 32

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 30

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 30

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 25

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 22

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 20

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 20

Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA, 20

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 16

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 16

Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 16

Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA, 16

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 14

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 14

Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 14

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 12

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 12

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 12

Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 12

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 10

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 10

Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 10

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 6

Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 6

Caleb Armstrong, New Castle, IN, 6

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 4

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA, 4

Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 4

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 4

Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 4

Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA, 4

Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 4

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

Matt Vandervere, Zion, IL, 2

Max Stambaugh, Lima, OH, 2

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

Fri, April 7 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO)
Sat, April 8 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, April 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Sat, April 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, April 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Fri, May 5 – Missouri State Fair Speedway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, May 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, May 12 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, May 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Sun, May 21 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA (Rain)
Fri, May 26 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Thur, June 1 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, June 2 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, June 3 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Thur, June 8 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, June 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sun, June 11 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars (Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH)
Tue, June 13 – Eagle Raceway (NE) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, June 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, June 17 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD)
Sat, June 17 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Rain)
Tue, June 20 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO
Fri, June 23 – West Liberty (IA) Speedway WoO
Fri, June 23 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, June 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Tue, June 27 – The Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) WoO
Thur, June 29 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO
Fri, June 30 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, July 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO
Sat, July 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, July 14 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, July 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, July 21 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, July 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Wed, July 26 – Peoria Speedway (IL) MOWA
Thur, July 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, July 28 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Fri, July 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, July 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 29 – Macon Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO
Sat, Aug 5 – I-55 Raceway “Ironman 55” (MO) WoO
Sun, Aug 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic
Mon, Aug 7 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Thur, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)
Sat, Aug 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 18 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 19 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO
Fri, Aug 25 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sun, Aug 20 – Nodak Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, Aug 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, Sept 1 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, Sept 2 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Fri, Sept 8 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, Sept 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 9 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) Jerry Richert Memorial
Sat, Sept 9 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) Tom Knowles Memorial
Fri, Sept 15 – Clay County Fair Speedway (IA) IRA
Sat, Sept 16 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA
Sat, Sept 30 – St. Francois County Raceway (MO) Queen’s Royale
Fri, Oct 6 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA/IRA
Sat, Oct 7 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA/IRA
Fri, Oct 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Oct 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, Oct 20 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 21 – Salina Highbanks Speedway (OK) WoO

Point System

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

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

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Matt Juhl Headlines Night of Three First-Time Winners at Knoxville!

Sawyer Phillips Wins in 360’s, Brad Comegys Takes 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 17, 2017) – It was fitting on the first Van Wall Equipment Night and a night Knoxville Raceway hosted its “Future Stars”, three first-time winners graced Victory Lane at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World” Saturday. Matt Juhl, from Sioux Falls, South Dakota persevered in traffic to claim his first ever win here in the 410 sprint car class. Sawyer Phillips held off veteran Clint Garner to finish atop the 360 class, and Brad Comegys led from green to checker in the 305 class.

Before a lap could be completed in the 20-lap 410 feature, Rager Phillips came to a stop in turn two. He would continue with his nose wing askew. Matt Juhl shot out from the pole position when the green flag fell again, with Brian Brown jumping up to second from row two, ahead of Austin McCarl, Brooke Tatnell and Josh Schneiderman.

Two laps were completed when Brown entered turn one, and his left rear wheel exited the car. The two-time track champion flipped into the turn one fence, but was uninjured. Juhl would lead the field back to green ahead of Austin McCarl, Tatnell, Schneiderman and Terry McCarl.

The rest of the event would go non-stop. Terry McCarl rode the cushion to get by Schneiderman on the restart, but Ian Madsen was on the move as well, entering the top five by lap five. Up front, Juhl would enter traffic with nine laps to go. Despite hesitating behind a couple of markers, he maintained his advantage over Austin McCarl, who closed in on him on occasion.

Madsen would get by Terry McCarl for fourth and reel in fellow Aussie, Brooke Tatnell, in the closing stages. Juhl would continue on to his first triumph here ahead of a strong Austin McCarl, Madsen, who nipped Tatnell on the last lap for third, and Terry McCarl. Schneiderman, Danny Lasoski, Dominic Scelzi, Chris Martin and Lynton Jeffrey rounded out the top ten. Jeffrey posted quick time on the night, with Martin, Tasker Phillips and Schneiderman winning heats.

“This is unbelievable,” said Juhl in Victory Lane. “I’m literally in shock right now. We were lucky to be on the front row, and there were a lot of good guys behind us. When we got to lapped traffic, it was unbelievable how much dirty air there was. That was a workout! I was struggling when I got behind cars. I couldn’t get by them as fast as I wanted. I wouldn’t be here without the support of my crew, family and sponsors. I wish we would have run here weekly last year. It was hard for us to pass up a track fifteen miles away from us, but you get treated so well here.”

Nineteen-year-old Sawyer Phillips had a similar journey to the front as Juhl. He out-drug fellow front row starter, Clint Garner, and kept the hammer down. Using the low groove, he led Garner, Ryan Giles, Matt Moro and Jon Agan early in the 18-lapper.

Phillips entered lapped traffic on the sixth circuit, and remained flawless. On one occasion in turn three, he would split a pair of lappers to extend his margin. Disaster struck on lap twelve for the third running Giles, when he slowed on the backstretch and coasted to the infield.

Phillips would bobble a bit the last two laps, but he recorded his first win ahead of Garner, Moro, Agan and Jamie Ball, who would later be disqualified for not reporting to the scales. Calvin Landis, Nate Van Haaften, Chris Martin, Joe Beaver, Troy Manteufel and Tyler Groenendyk would help complete the official top ten. Landis set quick time over the field, while Martin, Garner and Christian Bowman won heat races.

“It’s still settling in,” said Phillips of his first win. “I knew the track was good enough that if I could get the nose on Garner going into turn one, I’d at least lead the first lap. I didn’t know how long I’d hold him off. I split two cars going into three, and I thought, ‘I better get my game face back on.’ Most of the lapped cars were hanging in the middle, so I could sneak under them. I got a little impatient the last couple laps and wasn’t hitting my marks. I knew if I hit the bottom of two and four, that it was going to be tough for Garner to pass me.”

A bit of luck aided Brad Comegys to begin the 15-lap 305 feature. Chris Walraven slowed on the first attempt and restarted at the tail. On the second try, Ryan Leavitt jumped the right rear of Kevin Hetrick and flipped in turn four. The two were starting inside rows two and three. When pole-sitter, Matt Stephenson was penalized for his third false start, Comegys inherited the pole after being scheduled to start seventh.

He would hit the low side of the raceway in the lead. Behind him, Kade Higday shot to the cushion from outside row four and took the runner-up spot, ahead of Joe Simbro, Stephenson and Eric Bridger. Comegys remained out front and entered lapped traffic on lap nine.

A circuit later, he almost turned his car sideways. Dan Henning was being lapped and spun to avoid the leader, backing his car into the turn three wall. He was o.k. Comegys would lead the field back to green. Stephenson would use the restart to shoot by Simbro into third.

Higday would reel in the leader late, but Comegys would hold on for his first Knoxville win ahead of Higday, Stephenson, Bridger and Tyler Glass. Simbro, Kelby Watt, Evan Epperson, hard-charger Mike Mayberry and Corey Kautz rounded out the top ten. Walraven posted quick time, while Stephenson, Higday and Comegys won the heats.

“I noticed that I got Dan (Henning) there a little bit, and I thank him for checking up on me,” said Comegys. “Kurt Carson had the car awesome. He works his butt off. Everyone that helps get us to this point…I can’t say enough.”

Next Saturday night, June 24 is Marion County Farm Bureau Mid-Season Championships Night! The Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame inductions will also be taking place! All three sprint car classes will be in action. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (2), 15.170; 2. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (5), 15.403; 3. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (20), 15.413; 4. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (6), 15.437; 5. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (4), 15.453; 6. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (18), 15.481; 7. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (12), 15.538; 8. 09, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (9), 15.551; 9. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (3), 15.559; 10. 41, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (7), 15.601; 11. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (17), 15.603; 12. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (11), 15.682; 13. 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (14), 15.694; 14. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (19), 15.729; 15. 26, Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA (10), 15.755; 16. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (21), 15.810; 17. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 15.877; 18. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (16), 15.938; 19. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (15), 16.045; 20. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (13), 16.051; 21. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (1), 16.114.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:06.5: 1. Chris Martin (1); 2. Dustin Selvage (2); 3. Dominic Scelzi (3); 4. AJ Moeller (4); 5. Terry McCarl (5); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 7. Bob Weuve (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Tasker Phillips (1); 2. Matt Juhl (4); 3. Danny Lasoski (3); 4. Ian Madsen (5); 5. Austin McCarl (6); 6. RJ Johnson (7); 7. Dakota Hendrickson (2);

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.8: 1. Josh Schneiderman (4); 2. Brian Brown (5); 3. Davey Heskin (3); 4. Rager Phillips (1); 5. Brooke Tatnell (6); 6. Bobby Mincer (7); 7. Tayler Malsam (2);

A main, 20 Laps, NT: 1. Matt Juhl (1); 2. Austin McCarl (2); 3. Ian Madsen (7); 4. Brooke Tatnell (6); 5. Terry McCarl (8); 6. Josh Schneiderman (3); 7. Danny Lasoski (12); 8. Dominic Scelzi (10); 9. Chris Martin (11); 10. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 11. Davey Heskin (15); 12. Dustin Selvage (13); 13. Tasker Phillips (14); 14. Rager Phillips (16); 15. Tayler Malsam (18); 16. RJ Johnson (17); 17. AJ Moeller (9); 18. Bobby Mincer (20); 19. Bob Weuve (19); 20. Brian Brown (4) DNS – Dakota Hendrickson. Lap Leader: Juhl 1-20. Hard-charger: Lasoski.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (10), 16.053; 2. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (15), 16.156; 3. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (4), 16.239; 4. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.311; 5. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 16.349; 6. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (9), 16.350; 7. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.372; 8. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (6), 16.383; 9. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (2), 16.402; 10. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (13), 16.411; 11. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (1), 16.490; 12. 14, Josh Riggins, Lincoln, NE (12), 16.526; 13. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (16), 16.533; 14. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (8), 16.650; 15. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (19), 16.661; 16. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (20), 16.777; 17. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.864; 18. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (22), 16.958; 19. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (11), 17.276; 20. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (18), 17.319; 21. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (14), 17.595; 22. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (3), 17.673.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:56.7: 1. Chris Martin (1); 2. Tyler Groenendyk (2); 3. Jon Agan (4); 4. Joe Beaver (3); 5. Jamie Ball (5); 6. Calvin Landis (6); 7. Rob Weuve (7); 8. Cody Wehrle (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.2: 1. Clint Garner (4); 2. Tom Lenz (2); 3. Sawyer Phillips (5); 4. Ryan Giles (6); 5. Chris Morgan (7); 6. McKenna Haase (3); 7. Mitchell Alexander (1)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:55.5: 1. Christian Bowman (2); 2. Nate Van Haaften (4); 3. Matt Moro (6); 4. Josh Riggins (3); 5. Troy Manteufel (5); 6. John Anderson (7); 7. Ricky Montgomery (1)

A main, 18 Laps, 5:09.2: 1. Sawyer Phillips (1); 2. Clint Garner (2); 3. Matt Moro (4); 4. Jon Agan (6); 5. Calvin Landis (5); 6. Nate Van Haaften (7); 7. Chris Martin (11); 8. Joe Beaver (14); 9. Troy Manteufel (9); 10. Tyler Groenendyk (12); 11. McKenna Haase (16); 12. Chris Morgan (17); 13. Christian Bowman (10); 14. Tom Lenz (13); 15. Josh Riggins (15); 16. Rob Weuve (21); 17. Cody Wehrle (20); 18. Ryan Giles (3); 19. John Anderson (19); 20. Ricky Montgomery (18); DQ (Scales) - Jamie Ball (8) DNS – Mitchell Alexander. Lap Leader: S. Phillips 1-20. Hard-charger: Beaver. Howard Law $200: Moro.

305 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order): 1. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (2), 17.012; 2. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (16), 17.168; 3. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (10), 17.298; 4. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (4), 17.303; 5. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (9), 17.355; 6. 1B, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (20), 17.400; 7. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (8), 17.437; 8. 51, Corey Kautz, Estherville, IA (15), 17.548; 9. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (17), 17.599; 10. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (19), 17.665; 11. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (21), 17.704; 12. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (3), 17.892; 13. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (5), 17.931; 14. 8R, Chase Rudolf, Norwalk, IA (11), 17.995; 15. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (14), 18.067; 16. 55X, Matt Stephenson, Altoona, IA (13), 18.095; 17. 23T, Travis Rewerts, Des Moines, IA (7), 18.140; 18. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (18), 18.440; 19. 64, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (12), 18.469; 20. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (6), 18.974; DQ – (Nose Wing) - 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (1).

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:45.6: 1. Matt Stephenson (1); 2. Brandon Worthington (2); 3. Eric Bridger (5); 4. Evan Epperson (3); 5. Casey Greubel (7); 6. Chris Walraven (6); 7. Rob Kubli (4)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:46.0: 1. Kade Higday (6); 2. Travis Rewerts (1); 3. Tyler Glass (3); 4. Kevin Hetrick (5); 5. Jeff Wilke (7); 6. Corey Kautz (4); 7. Chase Rudolf (2)

Heat three (started), 6 Laps, 1:46.7: 1. Brad Comegys (6); 2. Joe Simbro (1); 3. Ryan Leavitt (3); 4. Dan Henning (2); 5. Mike Mayberry (5); 6. Kelby Watt (4); 7. Jon Hughes (7)

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

 

 

6/16/17

Randolph County Raceway

Moberly, MO

ASCS Speedweek

32 cars

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Tony Bruce Jr. 86 (2*) 2. Ian Madsen 18 (5*) 3. Kyle Bellm 14K (4*) 4. Dustin Morgan 93 (7*) 5. Miles Paulus 21D (3) 6. Corey Nelson 34 (8) 7. Justin Webb 31w (1) DNS – Danny Lasoski 1m

Lasoski had motor issues in hot laps and scratched for the night. Heats were eight laps in distance and took the top 16 in passing points made it to the feature. The high-banked 4/10-mile oval was fast, and Bruce led the distance. Madsen was the mover in this one, going from fifth to third on the first lap, and taking second over Bellm coming for the white flag. Webb tagged the wall on lap three and dropped to the rear.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Matt Covington 95 (2*) 2. Blake Hahn 52 (4*) 3. Seth Bergman 23 (1*) 4. Justin Henderson 1 (8*) 5. Jason Barney 87B (7) 6. Danny Thoman 27 (6) 7. Jake Greider 20G (5*) 8. Dustin Barks 22 (3)

Covington led early over Bergman and Hahn. By the second lap, Henderson shot by Barks for fourth after starting at the tail. Five laps in, Barks would stop and retire for the night. Hahn used the restart to get by Bergman for second.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Brian Brown 21 (1*) 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (4*) 3. Josh Baughman 17 (3*) 4. Jay Russell 76 (5*) 5. Harli White 17w (6) 6. Chance Morton 7m (7) 7. Taylor Walton 93x (2) 8. Cameron Key 12s (8)

Brown shot out to the lead and held it throughout. Hafertepe followed in second, and Baughman third. White took fourth on lap two from Walton, but Russell would best them both in the end. Both Walton and Key exited early.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Wayne Johnson 2c (2*) 2. Aaron Reutzel 87 (4*) 3. Skylar Gee 99 (1*) 4. Jonathan Cornell 28 (6*) 5. Johnny Herrera 45x (5) 6. Scott Bogucki 84 (8) 7. Kade Morton 8m (7) 8. Andee Beierle 41A (3)

Johnson led the distance in the mostly single-file affair.

B main (started): 1. Herrera (4) 2. Bogucki (3) 3. White (2) 4. Paulus (6) 5. Barney (1) 6. C. Morton (5) / 7. K. Morton (9) 8. Greider (10) 9. Walton (12) 10. Key (11) 11. Beierle (14) 12. Nelson (7) 13. Webb (13) 14. Thoman (8) DNS – Barks, Lasoski

Barney led White and Herrera early in the 12-lapper. White would drive under Barney for the lead on lap two. Herrera would follow her a lap later. Webb slowed, bringing a caution four laps in. White led Herrera, Barney, Bogucki, Paulus and C. Morton back to green. Herrera shot to the lead, while Bogucki climbed to third. Paulus shot by Barney on lap 7 for fourth. Bogucki finished his drive by taking second on the same lap.

A main (started): 1. Brown (7) 2. Hafertepe (2) 3. Madsen (5) 4. Johnson (6) 5. Cornell (12) 6. Morgan (10) 7. Covington (1) 8. Bergman (15) 9. Herrera (17) 10. Russell (14) 11. Henderson (9) 12. Gee (16) 13. Bogucki (18) 14. Greider (23, prov.) 15. Reutzel (4) 16. Bellm (11) 17. Key (24, prov.) 18. Barney (21) 19. Bruce (8) 20. Paulus (20) 21. Hahn (3) 22. White (19) 23. Baughman (13) 24. C. Morton (22)

The ASCS is one of the last series/tracks not to use split yellows. As a result, this one saw the leaders actually complete over 30 laps in a 25-lap scheduled race. That said, this was one of the more entertaining features of the year so far. Hafertepe led the first lap over Reutzel and Covington, but Reutzel would get around him to take the point. C. Morton slowed with four laps complete, bringing yellow. At the same time, Baughman exited after blowing his right rear. The caution negated a Brown move by Madsen into fifth that he held for over a lap, but the whole field had not completed the lap. Reutzel led Hafertepe, Covington, Johnson and Madsen back to green. Johnson worked by Covington for third on the restart. Brown moved from sixth to fourth in the next lap and got by the line, but that too was negated by another stoppage. This time, Hahn slowed in two. Bogucki spun to avoid, and White flipped into the top of turn two. She was uninjured. Funniest quote of the night came from ASCS announcer Bryan Hulbert as he proclaimed they were being careful not to damage White’s car as it bounced over and over, pummeling the track from the back of the wrecker as it was being towed back to the infield at the bottom of turn one. Brown did jump to fourth on the restart, and took third from Johnson on lap eight. Around lap 10, Hafertepe jumped by Reutzel for the lead, but Reutzel would come right back a lap later and reclaim it. On the next circuit, Brown would find his way by Hafertepe for second in lapped traffic. Around lap 16, Madsen and Hafertepe would exchange third place. Up front, Brown shot by Reutzel to take the lead himself. Reutzel again would bounce back to reclaim it with five to go in a great race. Bellm went up in smoke with three laps to go, setting up a restart that saw Reutzel ahead of Brown, Hafertepe, Madsen and Johnson. Brown would take the lead on lap 24 in turns one and two. In three and four, Reutzel appeared to break a right rear stop and pulled into the pits, ending a frustrating night. Brown would led the rest of the way in a green, white, checker finish. Herrera was the hard-charger.

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6/13/17

Eagle Raceway

Eagle, NE

WoO + 305’s

32 410’s

38 305’s

WoO

Clint Benson, making his first 410 start, hit the traditional turn one hole and flipped. He was uninjured, but done for the night. The track was in good condition despite 90 degree temps and howling winds. The place was packed with fans.

Kerry Madsen (9th car out to time) posted the quickest time of the night on the 3/10-mile oval at 11.429 seconds. Kyle Larson (5th car out) was second quick, followed by Jason Johnson (28th), Shane Stewart (3rd), Ian Madsen (19th), Brad Sweet (11th), Donny Schatz (1st), Daryn Pittman (18th), Paul McMahan (17th) and Joey Saldana (20th).

Heat one (started): 1. K. Madsen 2m (1) 2. I. Madsen 18 (2) 3. McMahan 4 (3) 4. Sheldon Haudenschild 93 (7) 5. Dominic Scelzi 41s (4) / 6. Brian Brown 21 (6) 7. Greg Wilson w20 (5) 8. Paige Polyak 19P (8)

K. Madsen led the distance. Heats were eight laps in distance. The top five headed to the feature, with the top two heading to the Dash. Haudenschild was the mover in this one, and almost caught McMahan for third. Brown reeled in Scelzi, but was unable to grab the spot.

Heat two (started): 1. Larson 17K (1) 2. Sweet 49 (2) 3. Stewart 17 (3) 4. Brent Marks 19 (5) 5. Danny Lasoski 1m (4) / 6. Logan Schuchart 1s (7) 7. Ryan Bickett 17B (8) 8. Terry McCarl 24 (6)

Larson led the distance in a mostly single-file affair. T. McCarl exited early.

Heat three (started): 1. J. Johnson 41 (1) 2. Schatz 15 (2) 3. Kraig Kinser 11K (3) 4. Cap Henry 82 (5) 5. Daniel Harding 12 (6) / 6. Tayler Malsam 26 (4) 7. Clyde Knipp 13 (2) 8. Stu Snyder 23s (8)

This heat was typical of the others. The top five on lap one carried their positions to the end.

Heat four (started): 1. Stewart 2 (1) 2. Pittman 9 (2) 3. David Gravel 5 (3) 4. Tim Kaeding 3 (7) 5. Austin McCarl 2KS (5) / 6. Jason Sides 7s (4) 7. Jacob Allen 1a (6) DNS – Clint Benson 96

Kaeding was the mover in this heat. He worked up to fourth by lap two. A. McCarl held off Sides for the last transfer.

Dash (started): 1. Pittman (1) 2. Schatz (2) 3. Sweet (3) 4. Stewart (5) 5. I. Madsen (4) 6. Larson (7) 7. K. Madsen (8) 8. J. Johnson (6)

Pittman led Schatz and Sweet for the 6-lap distance. Stewart snagged fourth from I. Madsen on lap two. Good racing back in the pack with Larson, I. Madsen and Stewart.

B main (started): 1. Sides (2) 2. T. McCarl (5) 3. Brown (4) 4. Wilson (3) / 5. Schuchart (7) 6. Malsam (1) 7. Allen (6) 8. Polyak (9) 9. Bickett (10) 10. Knipp (8) 11. Snyder (11) DNS – Benson

Sides led Brown and Malsam early in the 12-lapper. T. McCarl worked under Wilson to grab the fourth and final transfer on lap two. Shortly after, Snyder flipped in turn three. He was o.k. Sides chose the inside line on the double-file restart, ahead of Brown, Malsam, T. McCarl and Wilson. T. McCarl shot to third, and took second from Brown a lap later. On lap five, Wilson would grab fourth from Malsam to lock into the feature.

A main (started): 1. Larson (6) 2. Pittman (1) 3. Stewart (4) 4. Sweet (3) 5. Schatz (2) 6. K. Madsen (7) 7. Gravel (12) 8. Haudenschild (13) 9. Saldana (10) 10. T. McCarl (22) 11. Kinser (11) 12. J. Johnson (8) 13. I. Madsen (5) 14. Marks (14) 15. McMahan (9) 16. Kaeding (16) 17. Sides (21) 18. Wilson (24) 19. Henry (15) 20. Scelzi (17) 21. A. McCarl (20) 22. Harding (19) 23. Brown (23) 24. Lasoski (18)

J. Johnson and McMahan spun in turn four before a lap could be completed. That was a stroke of luck for Schatz, who got off to a slow start. On the next try in the 30-lapper, Pittman led Schatz and Sweet. Stewart got by Sweet for third on lap four. Ten laps in, Harding spun and contacted the infield tire in turn four. He exited with front end damage. Pittman chose the inside line on the restart, ahead of Schatz, Stewart, Sweet and Larson. 12 laps in, Henry veered for the turn three guardrail and struck it, sending him back across the track. That collected A. McCarl. Both were unhurt, but done. The last eighteen laps would go non-stop. Stewart shot around Schatz for second on the restart, while Larson moved into fourth, using the high side of the track. Schatz and Stewart exchanged third, before Stewart and his car owner, Larson, would battle tooth and nail on the high banks. Larson would eventually win the battle and circle around Schatz for second on lap 22. Stewart would follow him three laps later. The last three laps saw Pittman, Larson and Stewart within five car lengths. Larson hit the high side again and snuck by Pittman coming for the white flag. It was anyone’s race the last lap, as all three cars were within two car lengths from first to third in turn two. Larson would power to the unbelievable win, over Pittman and Stewart. This will stand as one of the best races of the year. T. McCarl was the hard-charger, moving up 12 spots.

305’s

Heat one (started): 1. Tyler Drueke 12 (2) 2. Toby Chapman 7KX (7) 3. Nathan Weiler 4w (4) / 4. Ryan King 93 (6) 5. Cody Ledger 47 (3) 6. Chase Weiler 0 (1) 7. Nick Bryan 52 (5) DNS – Joey Danley 14

Drueke led C. Weiler and N. Weiler early in the 8-lapper. Ledger would move into the third and final transfer spot on lap two. C. Weiler would dump his motor and exit early while running third. Ledger also suffered motor ills and pulled in. Chapman shot by N. Weiler for second on lap four.

Heat two (started): 1. Jack Dover 84 (1) 2. Shon Pointer 20P (2) 3. Clint Benson 100 (3) / 4. Trevor Grossenbacher 35 (6) 5. Shayle Bade 03 (8) 6. Blain Petersen 68+1 (4) 7. Jimi Grasso 8G (5) 8. Jason Miller 77 (7)

Dover led the distance. Benson gained the final transfer from Petersen on the second lap.

Heat three (started): 1. Terry Richards 18 (3) 2. Tim Fricke 62 (1) 3. Adam Gullion 91 (4) / 4. Jason Martin 36 (6) 5. Brandon Horton 1B (8) 6. Keith Dragoo 44 (2) 7. Chad Fegby 77D (5) 8. Tom Belsky 28 (7)

Fricke led T. Richards and Gullion early. Gullion would make the move into second on lap two, while Martin shot up to fourth. T. Richards would battle back, making the move of the race, by going from third to the lead on lap four.

Heat four (started): 1. Matt Richards 1R (1) 2. Zach Blurton 2J (4) 3. Jason Danley 4x (5) / 4. Kaleb Johnson 22 (6) 5. Dan Satriano 17 (3) 6. Dwight Carter 4U (2) 7. Mike Boston 51 (7)

M. Richards led Carter and Blurton on lap one. Carter would get into the turn two wall on lap two, while K. Johnson moved into third. With two laps in, Boston hit the hole in one wrong and got upside down. He was unhurt, but done for the night. M. Richards led Blurton, Johnson and Ja. Danley back to green. Ja. Danley would reel Johnson in and pass him for the last transfer coming for the white flag.

Heat five (started): 1. Gene Ackland 14G (1) 2. Neil Nickolite 12N (2) 3. Doug Lovegrove 1 (3) / 4. Stu Snyder 5 (4) 5. Tim Hilfiker 20 (5) 6. Kayla Stoops 18K (7) 7. Boyd Peterson 57B (6)

Not much movement in this one.

B main (started): 1. Grossenbacher (2) 2. Snyder (3) 3. King (1) 4. Johnson (4) 5. Bade (5) / 6. Satriano (7) 7. Horton (6) 8. Grasso (13) 9. Hilfiker (8) 10. Dragoo (9) 11. Bryan (14) 12. Fegby (16) 13. Petersen (10) 14. Felsky (17) 15. Miller (15) 16. Stoops (11) 17. Carter (12) DNS – Maritn, Ledger, C. Weiler, Peterson, Boston, Jo. Danley

King led Johnson and Grossenbacher early in the 12-lapper. Grossenbacher would work by both Johnson and King to lead lap two and pull away. Snyder used the low side to move by Johnson on lap four for third, and then worked by King for second on lap seven.

A main (started): 1. Dover (4) 2. Blurton (3) 3. Chapman (5) 4. Ackland (1) 5. Drueke (9) 6. Gullion (13) 7. T. Richards (8) 8. Ja. Danley (14) 9. Lovegrove (15) 10. M. Richards (7) 11. Johnson (19) 12. Bade (20) 13. Snyder (17) 14. Benson (12) …

Ackland led Pointer and Dover early in the 25-lapper. Benson would spin with a lap down, starting a chain of stoppages that Pointer spin while running second, N. Weiler spin, and Pointer flip with five laps down. The last 20 laps went green. Ackland led Dover, Chapman, Blurton and T. Richards back to green. On lap tten, Blurton was able to move by Chpman into third. Five laps later, Dover took the point from Ackland and pulled away. The battle for second, third and fourth was on late, as Blurton took second from Ackland on lap 22, and Chapman would follow him into third a circuit later.

 

 

Balog and Kemenah New Winners with Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101!

Associate Sponsors: Hoseheads.com, Buckeye Threads, TheCushion.com, Front Row Challenge

Product Sponsor: EMi

(Bill W) June 12, 2017 – Four different winners graced Victory Lane on a hot weekend in the Midwest during Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com! Wisconsin’s Bill Balog drove from seventh to win $5,000 in IRA action at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin Thursday. Brad Sweet and Donny Schatz won at Knoxville Raceway with the World of Outlaws. Chad Kemenah emerged victorious after a great battle with Balog Sunday night with the All Stars at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.

Kerry Madsen still sits atop the season standings, ahead of Ian Madsen, Brian Brown, Sweet and Schatz. David Gravel, Tim Kaeding, Balog, Mark Dobmeier and Brooke Tatnell round out the current top ten.

Point eligible races with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars this week begin on Tuesday at Eagle Raceway in Nebraska with the World of Outlaws, Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota with the WoO, Saturday with the WoO at Red River Valley Speedway in Fargo, North Dakota, and weekly action at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday.

Join us in supporting sprint car racing in the Midwest!

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

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

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

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

Next Up!

Tues, June 13 – Eagle (NE) Raceway WoO
Fri, June 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, June 17 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, June 17 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Current Point Standings (Through 6/11/17)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 413 (2)

Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 377 (3)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 345 (3)

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 223 (2)

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 220 (2)

David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 165

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 139

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 139 (1)

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 132

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 130

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 126

Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 120

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 110 (1)

Pittman, Daryn, Owasso, OK, 108

Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA, 107

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 100

Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 100

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 90

Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH, 80 (1)

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

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 75

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 72

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 68

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 66

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 58

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 54

Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN, 53

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 53

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 48

Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 46

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 44

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 40

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 38

Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 38

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 35

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 34

Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 32

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 30

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 28

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 25

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 20

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 20

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 18

Tayler Malsam, Seattle, WA, 18

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 16

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 16

Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 16

Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA, 16

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 14

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 12

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 12

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 12

Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 12

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 10

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 10

Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 10

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 6

Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 6

Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 6

Caleb Armstrong, New Castle, IN, 6

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 4

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA, 4

Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 4

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 4

Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 4

Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA, 4

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

Matt Vandervere, Zion, IL, 2

Max Stambaugh, Lima, OH, 2

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

Fri, April 7 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO)
Sat, April 8 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, April 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Sat, April 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, April 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Fri, May 5 – Missouri State Fair Speedway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, May 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, May 12 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, May 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Sun, May 21 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA (Rain)
Fri, May 26 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Thur, June 1 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, June 2 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, June 3 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

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

Point System

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

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

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Front Row Challenge

The Front Row Challenge will again pay $20,000 to the winner! It will be held Monday, August 7 at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. The 410 sprints will be supported by the IMCA Racesaver sprint cars. For more information, visit www.FrontRowChallenge.com!

Product Sponsor

EMi

It goes without saying that the open wheel industry is constantly evolving and ever-changing. Customers often measure a company in two different ways. The first is by the products that are offered, and the second is by the service.

EMI has excelled at both since the beginning. Here at EMI, the goal is to exceed the customer’s expectations with emphasis on quality and safety. Our technical support combined with our ongoing commitment to product safety sets us apart.

Product research and development focused on your current and future requirements will continue to position EMI at the forefront of the sprint car industry.

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6/12/17

34 Raceway

West Burlington, IA

All Stars

35 cars

Drivers were separated into four groups that they qualified and ran heats with. Caleb Armstrong (2nd car out to time) posted quick time at 12.792 seconds. Kerry Madsen (10th car out) was second quick, followed by Brian Brown (12th), Brandon Spithaler (5th), Tyler Esh (11th), Dominic Scelzi (20th), Tony Stewart (18th), Chad Kemenah (7th), Ian Madsen (26th) and Danny Lasoski (19th). Harold Pohren scratched before the night started. Johnny Garvin tagged the backstretch wall and limped across the line with one lap.

Heat one (started): 1. Kemenah 10H (2) 2. Ryan Smith 59 (1) 3. Spithaler 22 (3) 4. Armstrong 7c (4) 5. Caleb Helms 17 (6) / 6. TJ Michael 8m (5) 7. Roger Campbell 9c (7) 8. Brent Matus 33 (8) DNS – Harold Pohren 50P

Heats were eight laps in distance, taking the top two to the Dash and top five to the A. The invert for the heats was four, meaning quick time in each group started outside row two. Kemenah led the distance in this mostly single-file affair. Heat and relentless winds left mostly one groove around the top for the heats.

Heat two (started): 1. Stewart 14 (1) 2. Brown 21 (3) 3. K. Madsen 2m (4) 4. Cap Henry 82 (6) 5. Esh 35 (2) / 6. Daniel Harding 12 (8) 7. Tayler Malsam 26 (5) 8. Jordan Goldesberry 65 (7) 9. Ryan Linder 9 (9)

Stewart led early, over Brown, who put a slider on Esh to take second. K. Madsen would follow suit The best racing emerged for fourth between Esh and Henry. The two went wheel to wheel (literally) at the finish, with Esh suffering a flat left rear with the contact.

Heat three (started): 1. Lasoski 1m (2) 2. I. Madsen 18 (3) 3. Scelzi 41x (4) 4. Brandon Matus 13 (1) 5. Jake Blackhurst 25 (6) / 6. Bobby Mincer 15 (5) 7. Hunter Mackison 95 (7) 8. Chris Martin 44 (8) 9. Johnny Garvin 51 (9)

Lasoski led flag to flag. Behind him, I. Madsen took second from Bra. Matus on lap two. Scelzi would follow suit a lap later. Blackhurst would grab the final transfer spot from Mincer at the halfway point. Garvin exited early.

Heat four (started): 1. Bill Balog 17B (1) 2. Paul Nienhiser 9x (2) 3. Brooke Tatnell 55 (3) 4. Max Stambaugh 33m (4) 5. Tim Kaeding 3 (6) / 6. Austin McCarl 2KS (5) 7. Josh Schneiderman 49 (7) 8. Jordan Mackison 1080 (8)

In arguably the stoutest heat of the night front to back, Balog led the distance with not much passing behind him.

Dash one (started): 1. Kemenah (2) 2. Brown (1) 3. Stewart (4) 4. Balog (3) 5. Armstrong (5)

Dash one lined up the inside of the A main’s first five rows. Kemenah got the jump on Brown in the 4-lapper and held him off for the pole.

Dash two (started): 1. I. Madsen (2) 2. Smith (3) 3. Nienhiser (4) 4. K. Madsen (5) 5. Lasoski (1)

Dash two lined up the outside of the A main’s first five rows. The first row was a crazy one, with three different leaders emerging in slide fests back and forth. I. Madsen emerged with the lead. Nienhiser slid in front of Lasoski and Smith, and ended up third.

B main (started): 1. Malsam (1) 2. McCarl (4) 3. Schneiderman (8) 4. Michael (2) / 5. Goldesberry (3) 6. H. Mackison (9) 7. Linder (11) 8. J. Mackison (12) 9. Martin (10) 10. Bre. Matus (13) 11. Garvin (14) 12. Mincer (5) 13. Harding (7) 14. Campbell (6) DNS – Pohren

Malsam led the 12-lap B main early over A. McCarl, Michael and Schneiderman. Schneiderman would get by Michael for third on lap two. Harding would smack the wall and come to a stop in turn two, bringing a caution. Malsam led McCarl, Schneiderman, Michael and Goldeberry back to green. Mincer brought the last caution when he stopped with three laps in. The lead four remained the same the rest of the way, though H. Mackison challenged for the final transfer spot. On the last lap, he attempted a dive on Michael in three, but came up short, and almost got sideway, surrendering fifth to Goldesberry.

A main (started): 1. Kemenah (1) 2. Balog (7) 3. K. Madsen (8) 4. Brown (3) 5. Nienhiser (6) 6. Lasoski (10) 7. Scelzi (12) 8. Smith (4) 9. Stewart (5) 10. Tatnell (13) 11. Henry (15) 12. Kaeding (19) 13. Armstrong (9) 14. Spithaler (11) 15. Stambaugh (14) 16. McCarl (22) 17. I. Madsen (2) 18. Helms (18) 19. Michael (24) 20. Malsam (21) 21. Blackhurst (20) 22. Esh (17) 23. Schneiderman (23) 24. Bra. Matus (16)

The 30-lapper had trouble getting going. Before a lap could be completed, Esh spun, collecting Malsam, Schneiderman and Blackhurst. I. Madsen flipped in turn four. All would rejoin the field after visiting the work area. The second try would go non-stop for 30. The track was reworked before the feature, creating an almost too good bottom groove. Kemenah shot out from the pole, ahead of Smith, Brown and K. Madsen. On lap eight, K. Madsen got by Brown for third. Balog was on the move from row four, however. He chose to try the middle to high groove and it was paying off. Slowly he picked off Brown for fourth on lap 10, third from K. Madsen on lap 14, and zapped Smith for second on lap 15. Suddenly, you could throw a blanket over Balog, Smith and K. Madsen as they tried chasing down the leader. K. Madsen would take third on lap 17. Balog slowly reeled in Kemenah, who was running the low line in lapped traffic. Balog, who won $5,000 in Sun Prairie Thursday, roared by Kemenah for the lead on lap 21. His higher groove would go away a bit, however, and Kemenah would pull up to his bumper. On lap 24, Kemenah took the lead back fo rgood. Balog held second over K. Madsen, Brown and a late charging Nienhiser, who won the IRA show at 34 earlier year, and had a rough start in this feature. Kaeding was the hard-charger.

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6/12/17

34 Raceway

West Burlington, IA

All Stars

35 cars

Drivers were separated into four groups that they qualified and ran heats with. Caleb Armstrong (2nd car out to time) posted quick time at 12.792 seconds. Kerry Madsen (10th car out) was second quick, followed by Brian Brown (12th), Brandon Spithaler (5th), Tyler Esh (11th), Dominic Scelzi (20th), Tony Stewart (18th), Chad Kemenah (7th), Ian Madsen (26th) and Danny Lasoski (19th). Harold Pohren scratched before the night started. Johnny Garvin tagged the backstretch wall and limped across the line with one lap.

Heat one (started): 1. Kemenah 10H (2) 2. Ryan Smith 59 (1) 3. Spithaler 22 (3) 4. Armstrong 7c (4) 5. Caleb Helms 17 (6) / 6. TJ Michael 8m (5) 7. Roger Campbell 9c (7) 8. Brent Matus 33 (8) DNS – Harold Pohren 50P

Heats were eight laps in distance, taking the top two to the Dash and top five to the A. The invert for the heats was four, meaning quick time in each group started outside row two. Kemenah led the distance in this mostly single-file affair. Heat and relentless winds left mostly one groove around the top for the heats.

Heat two (started): 1. Stewart 14 (1) 2. Brown 21 (3) 3. K. Madsen 2m (4) 4. Cap Henry 82 (6) 5. Esh 35 (2) / 6. Daniel Harding 12 (8) 7. Tayler Malsam 26 (5) 8. Jordan Goldesberry 65 (7) 9. Ryan Linder 9 (9)

Stewart led early, over Brown, who put a slider on Esh to take second. K. Madsen would follow suit The best racing emerged for fourth between Esh and Henry. The two went wheel to wheel (literally) at the finish, with Esh suffering a flat left rear with the contact.

Heat three (started): 1. Lasoski 1m (2) 2. I. Madsen 18 (3) 3. Scelzi 41x (4) 4. Brandon Matus 13 (1) 5. Jake Blackhurst 25 (6) / 6. Bobby Mincer 15 (5) 7. Hunter Mackison 95 (7) 8. Chris Martin 44 (8) 9. Johnny Garvin 51 (9)

Lasoski led flag to flag. Behind him, I. Madsen took second from Bra. Matus on lap two. Scelzi would follow suit a lap later. Blackhurst would grab the final transfer spot from Mincer at the halfway point. Garvin exited early.

Heat four (started): 1. Bill Balog 17B (1) 2. Paul Nienhiser 9x (2) 3. Brooke Tatnell 55 (3) 4. Max Stambaugh 33m (4) 5. Tim Kaeding 3 (6) / 6. Austin McCarl 2KS (5) 7. Josh Schneiderman 49 (7) 8. Jordan Mackison 1080 (8)

In arguably the stoutest heat of the night front to back, Balog led the distance with not much passing behind him.

Dash one (started): 1. Kemenah (2) 2. Brown (1) 3. Stewart (4) 4. Balog (3) 5. Armstrong (5)

Dash one lined up the inside of the A main’s first five rows. Kemenah got the jump on Brown in the 4-lapper and held him off for the pole.

Dash two (started): 1. I. Madsen (2) 2. Smith (3) 3. Nienhiser (4) 4. K. Madsen (5) 5. Lasoski (1)

Dash two lined up the outside of the A main’s first five rows. The first row was a crazy one, with three different leaders emerging in slide fests back and forth. I. Madsen emerged with the lead. Nienhiser slid in front of Lasoski and Smith, and ended up third.

B main (started): 1. Malsam (1) 2. McCarl (4) 3. Schneiderman (8) 4. Michael (2) / 5. Goldesberry (3) 6. H. Mackison (9) 7. Linder (11) 8. J. Mackison (12) 9. Martin (10) 10. Bre. Matus (13) 11. Garvin (14) 12. Mincer (5) 13. Harding (7) 14. Campbell (6) DNS – Pohren

Malsam led the 12-lap B main early over A. McCarl, Michael and Schneiderman. Schneiderman would get by Michael for third on lap two. Harding would smack the wall and come to a stop in turn two, bringing a caution. Malsam led McCarl, Schneiderman, Michael and Goldeberry back to green. Mincer brought the last caution when he stopped with three laps in. The lead four remained the same the rest of the way, though H. Mackison challenged for the final transfer spot. On the last lap, he attempted a dive on Michael in three, but came up short, and almost got sideway, surrendering fifth to Goldesberry.

A main (started): 1. Kemenah (1) 2. Balog (7) 3. K. Madsen (8) 4. Brown (3) 5. Nienhiser (6) 6. Lasoski (10) 7. Scelzi (12) 8. Smith (4) 9. Stewart (5) 10. Tatnell (13) 11. Henry (15) 12. Kaeding (19) 13. Armstrong (9) 14. Spithaler (11) 15. Stambaugh (14) 16. McCarl (22) 17. I. Madsen (2) 18. Helms (18) 19. Michael (24) 20. Malsam (21) 21. Blackhurst (20) 22. Esh (17) 23. Schneiderman (23) 24. Bra. Matus (16)

The 30-lapper had trouble getting going. Before a lap could be completed, Esh spun, collecting Malsam, Schneiderman and Blackhurst. I. Madsen flipped in turn four. All would rejoin the field after visiting the work area. The second try would go non-stop for 30. The track was reworked before the feature, creating an almost too good bottom groove. Kemenah shot out from the pole, ahead of Smith, Brown and K. Madsen. On lap eight, K. Madsen got by Brown for third. Balog was on the move from row four, however. He chose to try the middle to high groove and it was paying off. Slowly he picked off Brown for fourth on lap 10, third from K. Madsen on lap 14, and zapped Smith for second on lap 15. Suddenly, you could throw a blanket over Balog, Smith and K. Madsen as they tried chasing down the leader. K. Madsen would take third on lap 17. Balog slowly reeled in Kemenah, who was running the low line in lapped traffic. Balog, who won $5,000 in Sun Prairie Thursday, roared by Kemenah for the lead on lap 21. His higher groove would go away a bit, however, and Kemenah would pull up to his bumper. On lap 24, Kemenah took the lead back fo rgood. Balog held second over K. Madsen, Brown and a late charging Nienhiser, who won the IRA show at 34 earlier year, and had a rough start in this feature. Kaeding was the hard-charger.

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Donny Schatz Brings the Big Guns to Knoxville Saturday!

Nate Van Haaften Triumphant in 360 Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 10, 2017) – Donny Schatz led flag to flag to claim the 25-lap World of Outlaws feature to claim the finale of the Brownells Big Guns Bash at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday. The Fargo, North Dakota driver earned $10,000 for his 25th win at “The Sprint Car Capital of the World”. The victory tied him for tenth on the all-time list at Knoxville with two-time track champion, Skip Jackson. Nate Van Haaften avoided disaster and used a restart to make his winning pass in 360 sprint action.

Schatz would claim the early lead in the World of Outlaws main event ahead of Friday night’s winner, Brad Sweet and David Gravel. The caution flew four laps in for Dakota Hendrickson, who came to a rest in turn four. Schatz led Sweet, Gravel, Daryn Pittman and Logan Schuchart back to green.

Ian Madsen jumped from sixth to fourth at that point, while Sweet and Gravel battled for the second spot. Eight laps were in the books when an eleventh running Jason Sides spun in turn one. Gravel entered turn one low on the restart and came out with the runner-up spot. Sweet was under pressure from Madsen for third, and the two would exchange the spot on consecutive laps.

By lap fifteen, Schatz was back in traffic and had no real challenges the rest of the way. The battle for second, third and fourth was intense, however, with Gravel, Sweet and Madsen all vying for position. Brian Brown entered the top five with three to go. Meanwhile, up front, Schatz would sail to the checkers first ahead of Gravel, Sweet, Madsen and Brown. Hard-charger Shane Stewart grabbed sixth on the last lap, while Schuchart, Pittman, Danny Lasoski and Jason Johnson rounded out the top ten.

Gravel and Schatz set quick time in their respective groups and both won their heats. Lynton Jeffrey and Schuchart were the other heat winners, while Sweet claimed the Dash. Brooke Tatnell won the B main. Despite weather hotter than a key boat stone and wind howling all day long, the track was in impeccable condition, yielding multiple grooves.

“If you’re not leading, you look forward to lapped traffic,” said Schatz in Victory Lane. “If you’re leading, you don’t. It makes it great for the fans. This race team is what won this race. We haven’t been on pace the last couple months and you keep looking for little things. We found three things. That’s why I’m smiling. I got my feel back. I can feel all four corners again, and that’s important. It feels really good to be back in Victory Lane here at Knoxville. They did a great job with this racetrack.”

“Lapped traffic hurt me a little there,” said Gravel. “I tried to go under (Sides) and he slipped up. That was my only chance to get close to Donny. I lost ten car lengths in that corner and never really had a shot at him. We’re really happy with where the car is. The track was super-fast tonight. That was a hell of a workout for 25 laps. These are the best three teams this year, and it’s going to be this way all year long.”

Sawyer Phillips jumped out from his front row outside starting spot to lead early in the 18-lap 360 feature. Joe Beaver and Nate Van Haaften followed. Van Haaften used his patented low side to jet by Beaver for second on lap three. Point leader, Clint Garner, entered the top five on lap four. By lap six, the leaders were in traffic.

The race took a serious turn eight laps in. When Ben Woods flipped on the backstretch, Phillips slowed. Van Haaften barely saw the leader check-up in time, and spun to avoid contact. Garner wasn’t as fortunate. His car ended up sideways above the turn three cushion and went airborne. Although the car didn’t flip, he sustained enough damage to be sidelined.

Phillips would lead Van Haaften, Beaver, Matt Moro and Jon Agan back to green. Van Haaften again used the low side to get by Phillips and take command. Beaver and Moro battled side by side for several laps for third, with Moro prevailing on lap 12. Agan would follow him into fourth on lap 13.

Phillips would mount a late charge at the leader, but settled for second behind Van Haaften, who claimed his sixth career 360 feature here. Moro ended third, ahead of Agan and Beaver. Jamie Ball, Ryan Giles, Calvin Landis, Devin Kline and Chris Martin completed the top ten. Landis set quick time over the field, while Tom Lenz, Phillips and Garner were heat winners.

“I guess I was racing too hard, and wasn’t looking far enough,” said Van Haaften of his near miss before the red flag period. “It’s been a while since we’ve been up front, and I was focusing on how I was going to pass him. I’m glad I didn’t take us both out. I jumped into a different car tonight, and we were at a point where I was questioning myself and everything we were doing. We’ve been struggling, but this is why we do it.”

Next Saturday night, June 17 is Van Wall Equipment and “Future Stars” Night! All three sprint car classes will be in action. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

Knoxville Raceway - Sprint Car Capital of the World! www.knoxvilleraceway.com Knoxville Raceway: 2h: A look at the current Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series #TeamKnoxville point standings coming into this weekend!

410 Results

Time Trial Group one (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 5, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (9), 15.281; 2. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (10), 15.359; 3. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (13), 15.363; 4. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (8), 15.365; 5. 17, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (20), 15.558; 6. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (2), 15.573; 7. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (6), 15.586; 8. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (11), 15.615; 9. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (4), 15.681; 10. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (15), 15.695; 11. 09, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (14), 15.723; 12. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (18), 15.770; 13. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (7), 15.780; 14. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (5), 15.841; 15. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (19), 15.928; 16. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (12), 15.953; 17. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (3), 15.997; 18. 9Z, Jared Goerges, Brainerd, MN (1), 16.292; 19. 13, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (16), 16.683; 20. 19W, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (17), 16.702.

Time Trial Group two (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (18), 15.379; 2. 1s, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (11), 15.491; 3. 4X, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (14), 15.575; 4. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (5), 15.577; 5. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (20), 15.584; 6. 4, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (16), 15.660; 7. 7s, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (15), 15.678; 8. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (4), 15.684; 9. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (8), 15.687; 10. 93, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (6), 15.694; 11. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (19), 15.742; 12. 1a, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (13), 15.789; 13. 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (12), 15.813; 14. 2, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (9), 15.817; 15. 82, Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH (7), 15.943; 16. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (1), 15.962; 17. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (10), 16.030; 18. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (3), 16.099; 19. 15X, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (17), 16.392; 20. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (2), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.4: 1. David Gravel (1); 2. Ian Madsen (2); 3. Joey Saldana (3); 4. Danny Lasoski (5); 5. Rager Phillips (4) / 6. Dominic Scelzi (8); 7. Matt Juhl (6); 8. Josh Schneiderman (7); 9. RJ Johnson (9) DNS – Clyde Knipp

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.2: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 2. Daryn Pittman (2); 3. Jason Johnson (4); 4. Austin McCarl (6); 5. Davey Heskin (3) / 6. Brent Marks (7); 7. Jared Goerges (9); 8. AJ Moeller (5); 9. Tasker Phillips (8); 10. Bob Weuve (10)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Donny Schatz (1); 2. Jason Sides (4); 3. Brian Brown (6); 4. Dakota Hendrickson (2); 5. Kraig Kinser (3) / 6. Cap Henry (8); 7. Dustin Selvage (7); 8. Bobby Mincer (10); 9. Brooke Tatnell (5); 10. Paige Polyak (9)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.1: 1. Logan Schuchart (1); 2. Brad Sweet (2); 3. Paul McMahan (3); 4. Shane Stewart (7); 5. Terry McCarl (4) / 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (5); 7. Tim Kaeding (9); 8. Kerry Madsen (10); 9. Jacob Allen (6); 10. Greg Wilson (8)

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:36.7: 1. Brad Sweet (1); 2. Donny Schatz (7); 3. Daryn Pittman (2); 4. David Gravel (8); 5. Ian Madsen (4); 6. Logan Schuchart (5); 7. Jason Sides (3); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (6)

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:20.8: 1. Brooke Tatnell (1); 2. Josh Schneiderman (3); 3. Matt Juhl (2); 4. Brent Marks (5) / 5. Dustin Selvage (6); 6. Jacob Allen (4); 7. Tim Kaeding (14); 8. Greg Wilson (11); 9. Cap Henry (8); 10. Sheldon Haudenschild (17); 11. Paige Polyak (12); 12. Jared Goerges (13); 13. Bobby Mincer (16); 14. Bob Weuve (18); 15. Dominic Scelzi (7); 16. Clyde Knipp (15); 17. RJ Johnson (11); 18. Tasker Phillips (9) DNS – AJ Moeller, Kerry Madsen

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Donny Schatz (2); 2. David Gravel (4); 3. Brad Sweet (1); 4. Ian Madsen (5); 5. Brian Brown (10); 6. Shane Stewart (16); 7. Logan Schuchart (6); 8. Daryn Pittman (3); 9. Danny Lasoski (13); 10. Jason Johnson (11); 11. Joey Saldana (9); 12. Brooke Tatnell (21); 13. Davey Heskin (19); 14. Paul McMahan (12); 15. Kraig Kinser (18); 16. Brent Marks (24); 17. Austin McCarl (15); 18. Rager Phillips (17); 19. Lynton Jeffrey (8); 20. Josh Schneiderman (22); 21. Jason Sides (7); 22. Sheldon Haudenschild (25, prov.); 23. Matt Juhl (23); 24. Dakota Hendrickson (14); 25. Terry McCarl (20). Lap Leader: Schatz 1-25. Hard-charger: Stewart.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (17), 16.200; 2. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (8), 16.229; 3. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (18), 16.252; 4. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.300; 5. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (6), 16.360; 6. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (9), 16.367; 7. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (11), 16.397; 8. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (14), 16.439; 9. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (4), 16.440; 10. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (12), 16.447; 11. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (23), 16.512; 12. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (3), 16.527; 13. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (7), 16.542; 14. 5MRP, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.582; 15. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (13), 16.590; 16. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (20), 16.618; 17. 14, Josh Riggins, Lincoln, NE (1), 16.643; 18. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (15), 16.807; 19. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (2), 16.840; 20. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (19), 16.984; 21. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (16), 17.192; 22. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (24), 17.774; 23. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (25), 17.823; 24. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (10), 17.904; 25. 33B, James Broty, Lonsdale, MN (22), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.1: 1. Tom Lenz (1); 2. Jon Agan (3); 3. Calvin Landis (6); 4. Jamie Ball (4); 5. Joe Beaver (5); 6. McKenna Haase (2); 7. Tyler Groenendyk (7); 8. John Anderson (8) DNS – James Broty

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.6: 1. Sawyer Phillips (3); 2. Devin Kline (2); 3. Matt Moro (5); 4. Josh Riggins (1); 5. Nate Van Haaften (6); 6. Troy Manteufel (4); 7. Chris Morgan (7); 8. Cody Wehrle (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.8: 1. Clint Garner (4); 2. Ryan Giles (5); 3. Lee Grosz (2); 4. Chris Martin (3); 5. Christian Bowman (6); 6. Ben Woods (8); 7. Ricky Montgomery (1); 8. Rob Weuve (7)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Nate Van Haaften (4); 2. Sawyer Phillips (2); 3. Matt Moro (6); 4. Jon Agan (9); 5. Joe Beaver (1); 6. Jamie Ball (10); 7. Ryan Giles (7); 8. Calvin Landis (8); 9. Devin Kline (12); 10. Chris Martin (14); 11. Troy Manteufel (13); 12. Tom Lenz (11); 13. Christian Bowman (3); 14. Josh Riggins (16); 15. Chris Morgan (20); 16. Tyler Groenendyk (19); 17. McKenna Haase (17); 18. John Anderson (23); 19. Rob Weuve (22); 20. Lee Grosz (15); 21. Clint Garner (5); 22. Ben Woods (21); 23. Ricky Montgomery (18); 24. Cody Wehrle (24) DNS – James Broty. Lap Leaders: S. Phillips 1-8, Van Haaften 9-18. Hard-charger: Agan. Howard Law $200: Devin Kline, Lee Grosz.

 

 

6/9/17

Angell Park Speedway

Sun Prairie, WI

IRA

Badger Midgets

30 Sprints

14 Midgets

IRA

Ian Madsen (4th car out to time) set quick time over the field with a lap of 11.913 seconds. Scotty Thiel (6th car out) was second quick, followed by Tayler Malsam (1st), Parker Price-Miller (12th), Tony Stewart (3rd), Danny Lasoski (27th), Bill Balog (10th), Mike Reinke (14th), Steve Meyer (8th) and Austin McCarl (16th). Scott Uttech failed to get a time in, but was back for his heat.

Heat one (started): 1. Balog 17B (2) 2. A. McCarl 17A (1) 3. Madsen 18m (4) 4. Price-Miller 2 (3) 5. Terry McCarl 24 (5) 6. Matt Vandervere 10V (6) / 7. Jereme Schroeder 43 (7) 8. Chris Dodd 01 (9) 9. Mike Decker 12 (10) 10. Dave Uttech 68 (8)

Heats were 10 laps and took the top six to the feature. The heat winners and the next seven quickest qualifiers who made it through their heats redrew for their positions in the first five rows of the feature. A. McCarl led Price-Miller and Balog early in this one. Vandervere would get by Schroeder for the sixth and final transfer. On lap four, Balog drove by Price-Miller for second. Madsen would do the same to move into third on lap 7. A. McCarl appeared to be gone, but a flat right rear allowed Balog to close and take the win on the last lap.

Heat two (started): 1. Stewart 14 (3) 2. Scott Neitzel 2w (1) 3. Thiel 64 (4) 4. Reinke 02 (2) 5. Kyle Marten 99 (5) 6. Russell Borland 23 (7) / 7. Wayne Modjeski 14AJ (6) 8. Ryan Irwin 56 (8) 9. Keith Fellner 18 (9) DNS – Kris Spitz 4K

Neitzel led Stewart and Reinke early. Thiel was on the move, taking third from Reinke on lap three. Thiel closed on Stewart for second and shot under him in turn two to take the spot briefly, showing Tony his line. Stewart shot back by, and used the low groove to run down Neitzel. He would pass him for the win coming for the white flag.

Heat three (started): 1. Daniel Harding 12H (1) 2. Lasoski 1m (3) 3. Meyer 85m (2) 4. Jeremy Schutltz 5J (5) 5. Malsam 26 (4) 6. Scott Uttech 7 (10) / 7. Blake Nimee 79 (7) 8. Josh Walter 12w (6) 9. Dennis Spitz 41 (8) 10. Max McGhee 71 (9)

Harding led Lasoski and Meyer for the duration. S. Uttech moved from the tail into a transfer spot by lap four. Nimee would battle back on the high side and claim it, and the two would trade the spot three times. S. Uttech would nail it down by lap seven.

B main (started): 1. Modjeski (1) 2. Walter (2) 3. Nimee (4) 4. Schroeder (3) 5. Decker (8) 6. Dodd (5) / 7. McGhee (12) 8. D. Uttech (8) 9. D. Spitz (7) 10. Irwin (6) 11. K. Spitz (11) 12. Fellner (9)

Irwin spun before a lap could be completed. Modjeski took command when the green fell and won going away. Decker moved up nicely, as did McGhee, who knocked on Dodd’s door several times for the final transfer, but couldn’t make it stick.

A main (started): 1. Balog (5) 2. Madsen (7) 3. Thiel (2) 4. Price-Miller (9) 5. Lasoski (8) 6. Stewart (1) 7. Malsam (3) 8. Schultz (13) 9. Reinke (10) 10. Marten (15) 11. Neitzel (12) 12. T. McCarl (14) 13. A. McCarl (11) 14. Modjeski (19) 15. Vandervere (16) 16. S. Uttech (18) 17. Schroeder (22) 18. Decker (23) 19. Walter (20) 20. Borland (17) 21. Harding (6) 22. Meyer (4) 23. Nimee (21) 24. Dodd (24)

Stewart led Malsam and Thiel early in the 30-lapper. Meyer shot by Thiel to get into the top three on lap two, but Thiel rode the cushion back by on the next circuit. Stewart started entering traffic by lap six. Thiel started taking off, passing Malsam for second on lap eight and blasting by Stewart for the lead on lap 11. Balog got by Malsam into third on the same lap. Stewart and Balog battled back and forth for second before Balog sealed it on lap 16. Price-Miller and Madsen also went back and forth for fourth. Madsen would slide into the spot and then pass Stewart for third before the only stoppage of the race came with six laps to go. Meyer’s top ten run was ruined when he tangled with the lapped car of Nimee. No one was injured. Meanwhile, Thiel had opened up a straightaway lead over Balog and didn’t need the restart. He led Balog, Madsen, Stewart and Price-Miller back to green. Thiel took the green, but Balog stayed on his tail. On lap 26, he slid in front of him in turn two for the lead. The three-car battle included Madsen, who would also get by Thiel on the same lap. The win was worth $5,000 for Balog.

Badger Midgets

Heat one (started): 1. Buddy Luebke 43 (3) 2. Bryan Stanfill 57 (5) 3. Zach Boden 2 (6) 4. Randy Reed 9 (4) 5. Mike Stroik 9s (2) 6. John Smith 59 (7) 7. Bryce Dunn 12 (1)

Eight lap heats accumulated passing points for the feature. Pole-sitter Dunn launched over the turn four infield tire to start things but kept it going. Luebke led Stanfill and Stroik early. Boden made his move into third on lap two in his first midget start. The race for the lead was on at the halfway point. Stanfill led for two circuits before Luebke took command again.

Heat two (started): 1. Scott Hatton 1 (1) 2. Kurt Mayhew 21 (6) 3. Robbie Ray 3 (4) 4. Kyle Koch 71 (2) 5. Zack Emmons 6 (5) 6. Don Bigelow 04 (7) 7. Denny Smith 66 (3)

Hatton took off and left the rest behind in this one. It was his first start since 2012. Mayhew made a good move on lap one to get to second and held off Ray in good racing for second.

A main (started): 1. Stanfill (2) 2. Hatton (5) 3. Ray (1) 4. Luebke (3) 5. Reed (6) 6. Boden (14) 7. Emmons (9) 8. Koch (7) 9. Mayhew (4) 10. Stroik (10) 11. Dunn (13) 12. J. Smith (8) 13. Bigelow (11) 14. D. Smith (12)

The 20-lap feature was mostly a huggy-poler around the bottom. Ray led Stanfill and Luebke early. Stanfill, from Bakersfield, CA was racing for the first time in six years. He would take the point on lap four, when he snuck under Ray. Hatton would take third from Luebke the same way on the same lap. Mayhew spun while running fifth on lap seven. Stanfill led Ray, Hatton, Luebke and Reed back to green. Hatton would sneak under Ray for second on lap 10. Stanfill was into lapped traffic on 16, and launched over an infield tire of his own on lap 18. He kept it rolling in the lead. A final caution came on lap 18 when Dunn got into the wall in turn one. He would restart. Stanfill would hold on to the win.

Pics included at www.OpenWheel101.com

 

 

Kerry Madsen to the Top of Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101 Standings, Four Race Week Coming Up!

Associate Sponsors: Hoseheads.com, Buckeye Threads, TheCushion.com, Front Row Challenge

Product Sponsor: EMi

(Bill W) June 5, 2017 – A win and two seconds at the Jackson Nationals in Minnesota last weekend has Kerry Madsen buoyed atop the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101 standings heading into a four-race week! Ian Madsen matched Brian Brown’s win total this year in Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars events with his third victory, and Brad Sweet picked up the big $25,000 check in Saturday’s finale at Jackson.

Kerry Madsen is atop the standings, ahead of brother, Ian, Brown, Sweet and Donny Schatz. Mark Dobmeier, Tim Kaeding, Austin McCarl, Brooke Tatnell and Lynton Jeffrey complete the current top ten.

The upcoming schedule will remain heavy with World of Outlaws events while they are in the Midwest. Two of this weekend’s four events will be WoO sanctioned, as the Knoxville regulars take them on both Friday and Saturday.

In other action, the IRA will vie for $5,000 at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin on Thursday. The event is being made up as a result of the rainout there on May 21. The car count should be very strong and will include Tony Stewart. Sunday, Tony’s All Stars will be on hand in what should gather a fantastic field again vying for $5,000 to win at the racy 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.

Join us in supporting sprint car racing in the Midwest!

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

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

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

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

Next Up!

Thur, June 8 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, June 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Sat, June 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Sun, June 11 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Current Point Standings (Through 6/3/17)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 353 (2)

Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 289 (3)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 270 (3)

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 138 (1)

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 135 (1)

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 132

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 129

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 120

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 110

Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA, 107

Pittman, Daryn, Owasso, OK, 86

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 85 (1)

David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 85

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 82

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

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 75

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 72

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 70

Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 70

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 58

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 58

Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN, 53

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 52

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 49

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 48

Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 41

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 40

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 38

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 38

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 38

Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 38

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 35

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH, 30

Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 28

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 25

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 20

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 20

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 18

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 18

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 16

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 16

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 14

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 12

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 12

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 10

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 10

Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 10

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 8

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 6

Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 6

Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 6

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 4

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA, 4

Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 4

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 4

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 2

Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 2

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

Fri, April 7 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO)
Sat, April 8 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, April 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Sat, April 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, April 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Fri, May 5 – Missouri State Fair Speedway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, May 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, May 12 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, May 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Sun, May 21 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA (Rain)
Fri, May 26 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Thur, June 1 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, June 2 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, June 3 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

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

Point System

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

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

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

Front Row Challenge

The Front Row Challenge will again pay $20,000 to the winner! It will be held Monday, August 7 at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. The 410 sprints will be supported by the IMCA Racesaver sprint cars. For more information, visit www.FrontRowChallenge.com!

Product Sponsor

EMi

It goes without saying that the open wheel industry is constantly evolving and ever-changing. Customers often measure a company in two different ways. The first is by the products that are offered, and the second is by the service.

EMI has excelled at both since the beginning. Here at EMI, the goal is to exceed the customer’s expectations with emphasis on quality and safety. Our technical support combined with our ongoing commitment to product safety sets us apart.

Product research and development focused on your current and future requirements will continue to position EMI at the forefront of the sprint car industry.

EMI continues to value the relationships built with each and every customer. EMI's reaching dealer network, both domestically and internationally, ensures product and support at a moments notice.

New alignments with Speedway Motors, Schnee Chassis, Stallard Chassis, and Henchcraft Chassis forms a foundation for future success. EMI's team of industry experts is poised to assist you with your every need. Please contact us toll free for sales, service, and technical support for your racing endeavors at 855-525-1941 or 402-438-0392. Visit EMi online at www.EagleMotorsports.com.

 

 

Justin Grant Cashes $5,000 in USAC’s Return to Knoxville!

Wayne Johnson Cruises to 12th Win in 360’s, Kevin Hetrick Wins 3rd of Season With 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 3, 2017) – Justin Grant led from start to finish to score his first ever triumph at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World” in the crazy 30-lap AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series feature Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. The Ione, California native was the class of the field despite several caution periods throughout the event. The win came aboard the Sam McGhee Motorsports #11 and was worth $5,000. Wayne Johnson was also a wire-to-wire winner in the 360 sprint car class. In the 305 class, Kevin Hetrick made a last corner pass to record his third victory of the season and fourth in his career here. The largest crowd of the season thus far was on hand to enjoy Iowa Corn District 5 and Iowa Corn District 9 Night.

Grant shot out from his pole position to start the USAC main in event with Robert Ballou and Chad Boespflug in tow. Just one lap was recorded when a multi-car accident on the backstretch marred things. Among the crashed cars were veterans Jon Stanbrough and Brady Bacon. Nick Bilbee, Hunter Schuerenberg and Brody Roa were also involved. Stanbrough and Bilbee would retire, while Bacon would make extensive repairs and rejoin the field.

Tyler Courtney, who was running fourth on the restart, slammed the turn one wall when action resumed, but kept it on all fours and kept on trucking. The lead trio remained the same, but action heated up back in the pack. By lap five, Chris Windom had charged from 18th into the top ten. Courtney rebounded and passed Boespflug for third on lap six, but eight circuits later, he would suffer a vicious ground-pounder in turn two. He walked away from his destroyed machine.

Grant led Ballou, Boespflug, Chase Stockon and CJ Leary back to green. A wicked battle for fifth commenced involving Josh Hodges and Windom before Dave Darland, who was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in the afternoon, bicycled in turn two and came to a stop. While the leaders remained the same, Hodges and Windom battled for fifth. Soon, CJ Leary entered the fray, and he and Windom went back and forth a number of times for position.

No one would match Grant in the end, as he sailed under the checkers ahead of Ballou, Boespflug, Stockon and Leary. Hard-charger Windom, Kevin Thomas Jr., Hodges, Shane Cottle and Bacon, back from the tail, rounded out the top ten. Thomas set quick time on the night, while Hodges, Windom, Courtney and Bacon won heat races. Leary took a B main that was marred by a flip involving Joe Bares. He was uninjured.

“Those yellows and reds were killing me,” said Grant in Victory Lane. “You don’t want to sit around and think about things, especially here at Knoxville. The nerves start playing on you. It’s incredible to be standing in front of this crowd on this racetrack. These guys give me a great racecar. This thing was a rocket ship tonight. I can’t put this into words. I wasn’t comfortable at the start of the night, but here we are. It shows how good this team is.”

“We got beat fair and square tonight,” said Ballou. “Justin ran 30 perfect laps. We pretty much (stunk) tonight, compared to where we should be. I’m rusty. We need a jump start. I lost forty pounds over the winter after breaking my neck and we’re trying to find out what makes me comfortable. I’m glad to be second, because it felt like about a tenth place car. To be on the podium…just to race again is a blessing.”

“(Grant’s) been fast all year,” said the third running Boespflug. “They’ve been the one to chase all year. We’ve been struggling the last few races, so to get on the podium tonight…I think we found some things and hopefully, we can carry this momentum on to PA Speedweek. It was my first time here, and hopefully, we can come back next year.”

Wayne Johnson drove around front row starters, Tayler Malsam and Terry McCarl and never looked back to record his twelfth 360 win. McCarl chased him most of the way, while Clint Garner settled into third after passing Ryan Giles on lap three.

The event was slowed only once on lap eleven, when the sixth place car of McKenna Haase and the seventh place machine of Jamie Ball came together in turn one. Haase spun, collecting Matt Moro who crashed into turn two. He was unhurt.

Johnson led the field back to green, ahead of McCarl, Garner, Giles and Malsam. Johnson pulled away the last seven laps to win over McCarl, Garner, Giles and Ball. Malsam, hard-charger Chris Martin, Austin McCarl, Joe Beaver and Christian Bowman completed the top ten. Malsam set quick time, while Haase, Devin Kline and Ball won heat races.

“We’ve been so bad in the last year and a half, and we haven’t known what we’ve been doing,” said Johnson in Victory Lane. “They convinced me we needed to do some stuff different. Old school guys got old school ways. They talked me into some crazy things and they worked. I knew right away our car was good. To drive by those guys early…Terry’s no slouch here. I just knew the car was good on the bottom in one and two.”

Chris Walraven was the pacesetter early in the 15-lap 305 feature ahead of Matt Stephenson and Ryan Leavitt. Casey Greubel slowed to a stop with four laps in the books, and Walraven led the field to green ahead of Stephenson, Leavitt, Kevin Hetrick and Tyler Glass. Hetrick shot into third, and shot around Stephenson for second on lap six.

Kade Higday entered the top five and traded fourth with Stephenson twice. Eric Bridger then entered that battle for position as well. Up front, Walraven was cruising on the bottom, tailed by Hetrick. On the final lap, the leader hesitated behind a lapped car in three. Hetrick made his winning move, sliding across Walraven’s nose and dragging to the finish line for his fourth career win here. Walraven trailed him ahead of Stephenson, Bridger and Higday. Glass, Leavitt, Matthew Stelzer, Brandon Worthington and Brad Comegys rounded out the top ten. Higday posted quick time, and Stephenson, Dan Henning and Leavitt won heats.

“I thought Chris was going to have the win there,” said Hetrick after his victory. “We kept gaining, and thank goodness there was lapped traffic, or he would have been gone. The lapped car worked to my advantage, and we’ll take it. To win three out of five here is unbelievable. There’s still nine races left, and we’ll just take it one race at a time.

Things heat up next Friday and Saturday night, June 9 and 10. The Brownells “Big Gun Bash” will feature the Craftsman World of Outlaws taking on the Knoxville regulars. On Friday night, the 305’s will be in action, while the 360’s will be running Saturday. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 44, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (1), 18.549 (NTR); 2. 32, Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, IN (25), 18.782; 3. 23C, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (9), 18.798; 4. 69, Chad Boespflug, Hanford, CA (4), 18.931; 5. 12, Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA (7), 18.941; 6. 11, Justin Grant, Ione, CA (22), 19.095; 7. 71P, Dave Darland, Lincoln, IN (35), 19.097; 8. 63, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (32), 19.102; 9. 17N, Nick Bilbee, Indianapolis, IN (3), 19.166; 10. 17GP, Stevie Sussex III, Laveen, AZ (5), 19.190; 11. 30, CJ Leary, Greenfield, IN (15), 19.191; 12. 2, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (12), 19.222; 13. 81, Jon Stanbrough, Avon, IN (19), 19.229; 14. 21, Carson Short, Marion, IL (34), 19.240; 15. 91R, Brody Roa, Buena Park, CA (18), 19.266; 16. 52, Isaac Chapple, Willow Branch, IN (30), 19.268; 17. 74X, Josh Hodges, Tijeras, NM (14), 19.372; 18. 5, Chris Windom, Canton, IL (26), 19.522; 19. 17R, Kyle Robbins, New Castle, IN (8), 19.561; 20. 78, Rob Caho Jr., Wyoming, MN (21), 19.612; 21. 15F, Aaron Farney, Brookston, IN (28), 19.653; 22. 66S, Corey Smith, Kokomo, IN (6), 19.675; 23. 71A, RJ Johnson, Phoenix, AZ (23), 19.812; 24. 57, Shane Cottle, Kokomo, IN (33), 19.944; 25. 7K, Bruce St. James, Phoenix, AZ (16), 19.961; 26. 4X, Eric Schulz, Sioux Falls, SD (10), 20.003; 27. 77K, Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (27), 20.427; 28. 0, Alex Schriever, Hartford, SD (11), 20.527; 29. 77, Dustin Smith, Russiaville, IN (13), 20.542; 30. 12G, Kelly Graham, Hedrick, IA (20), 20.688; 31. 21K, Ryan Kitchen, Lincoln, NE (31), 20.865; 32. 19, Joe Bares, Grand Rapids, MI (2), 20.915; 33. 42AU, Gary Rooke, Oak Flats, NSW, Aust. (29), 21.020; 34. 71, Robert Bell, Colfax, IA (17), 21.060; 35. 14S, Rob Sharits, Sioux Falls, SD (24), 21.963.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:41.1: 1. Josh Hodges (2); 2. Robert Ballou (5); 3. Kevin Thomas Jr. (6); 4. Jon Stanbrough (3) / 5. Nick Bilbee (4); 6. Aaron Farney (1); 7. Bruce St. James (7); 8. Gary Rooke (9); 9. Dustin Smith (8)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:41.7: 1. Chris Windom (2); 2. Justin Grant (5); 3. Chase Stockon (6); 4. Carson Short (3) / 5. Stevie Sussex III (4); 6. Corey Smith (1); 7. Eric Schulz (7); 8. Robert Bell (9); 9. Kelly Graham (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:41.8: 1. Tyler Courtney (6); 2. Brody Roa (3); 3. Dave Darland (5); 4. RJ Johnson (1) / 5. CJ Leary (4); 6. Kyle Robbins (2); 7. Ryan Kitchen (8); 8. Katlynn Leer (7); 9. Rob Sharits (9)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:42.3: 1. Brady Bacon (5); 2. Shane Cottle (1); 3. Chad Boespflug (6); 4. Hunter Schuerenberg (4) / 5. Isaac Chapple (3); 6. Joe Bares (8); 7. Rob Caho Jr. (2); 8. Alex Schriever (7)

B main (started), 12 Laps, 4:14.7: 1. CJ Leary (3); 2. Nick Bilbee (1); 3. Stevie Sussex III (2); 4. Isaac Chapple (4); 5. Aaron Farney (7); 6. Dustin Smith (13) / 7. Kyle Robbins (5); 8. Bruce St. James (9); 9. Katlynn Leer (11); 10. Eric Schulz (10); 11. Gary Rooke (17); 12. Alex Schriever (12); 13. Corey Smith (8); 14. Rob Sharits (18); 15. Rob Caho Jr. (6); 16. Kelly Graham (14); 17. Joe Bares (16); 18. Robert Bell (18); 19. Ryan Kitchen (15)

A main (started), 30 Laps, NT: 1. Justin Grant (1); 2. Robert Ballou (2); 3. Chad Boespflug (3); 4. Chase Stockon (5); 5. CJ Leary (11); 6. Chris Windom (18); 7. Kevin Thomas Jr. (6); 8. Josh Hodges (17); 9. Shane Cottle (21); 10. Brady Bacon (8); 11. Isaac Chapple (16); 12. Dave Darland (7); 13. Stevie Sussex III (10); 14. Carson Short (14); 15. Aaron Farney (19); 16. Hunter Schuerenberg (12); 17. Dustin Smith (22); 18. Tyler Courtney (4); 19. RJ Johnson (20); 20. Brody Roa (15); 21. Nick Bilbee (9); 22. Jon Stanbrough (13). Lap Leader: Grant 1-30. Hard-charger: Windom.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 26, Tayler Malsam, Seattle, WA (1), 16.140; 2. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (17), 16.205; 3. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (13), 16.228; 4. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (12), 16.269; 5. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (21), 16.275; 6. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (6), 16.285; 7. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (14), 16.314; 8. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.316; 9. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (26), 16.318; 10. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (18), 16.326; 11. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (25), 16.370; 12. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (7), 16.373; 13. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (3), 16.391; 14. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (2), 16.491; 15. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.513; 16. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (16), 16.553; 17. 5MRP, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.596; 18. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (20), 16.714; 19. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (24), 16.908; 20. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (5), 17.035; 21. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (19), 17.053; 22. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (23), 17.080; 23. 14, Josh Riggins, Lincoln, NE (10), NT; 24. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11), NT; 25. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (15), NT; 26. 26N, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (22), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.2: 1. McKenna Haase (2); 2. Chris Martin (1); 3. Ryan Giles (4); 4. Austin McCarl (3); 5. Matt Moro (5); 6. Tayler Malsam (6); 7. Chris Morgan (7); 8. Ricky Montgomery (8) DNS – Scott Bogucki

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.5: 1. Devin Kline (1); 2. Christian Bowman (2); 3. Clint Garner (5); 4. Rager Phillips (3); 5. Terry McCarl (6); 6. Calvin Landis (4); 7. Rob Weuve (7) DNS – Josh Riggins, Mitchell Alexander

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.2: 1. Jamie Ball (2); 2. Tyler Groenendyk (1); 3. Wayne Johnson (6); 4. Joe Beaver (4); 5. Nate Van Haaften (3); 6. Sawyer Phillips (8); 7. Troy Manteufel (5); 8. Tom Lenz (7)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Wayne Johnson (4); 2. Terry McCarl (2); 3. Clint Garner (3); 4. Ryan Giles (5); 5. Jamie Ball (8); 6. Tayler Malsam (1); 7. Chris Martin (13); 8. Austin McCarl (12); 9. Joe Beaver (9); 10. Christian Bowman (11); 11. Rager Phillips (14); 12. Calvin Landis (17); 13. Nate Van Haaften (18); 14. Devin Kline (10); 15. Sawyer Phillips (21); 16. Tyler Groenendyk (15); 17. McKenna Haase (7); 18. Chris Morgan (19); 19. Tom Lenz (22); 20. Rob Weuve (20); 21. Matt Moro (6); 22. Troy Manteufel (16); 23. Ricky Montgomery (23) DNS – Josh Riggins, Scott Bogucki, Mitchell Alexander. Lap Leader: W. Johnson 1-18. Hard-charger: C. Martin. Howard Law $200: Rob Weuve.

305 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order): 1. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (20), 17.042; 2. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (5), 17.210; 3. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (11), 17.270; 4. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (22), 17.305; 5. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (1), 17.318; 6. 1B, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (6), 17.351; 7. 55X, Matt Stephenson, Altoona, IA (19), 17.386; 8. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (16), 17.525; 9. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (7), 17.552; 10. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (21), 17.571; 11. 64, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (8), 17.582; 12. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (9), 17.607; 13. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (13), 17.801; 14. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (17), 18.083; 15. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (15), 18.156; 16. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (4), 18.161; 17. 1, Clifford Jones, Pleasant Hill, IA (14), 18.223; 18. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (3), 18.498; 19. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (18), 18.549; 20. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (10), NT; 21. 23T, Travis Rewerts, Des Moines, IA (12), NT; DQ (Scales) - 48D, Dallas Mendenhall, Unionville, MO (2)

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Matt Stephenson (4); 2. Matthew Stelzer (3); 3. Eric Bridger (5); 4. Jeff Wilke (2); 5. Evan Epperson (1); 6. Chase Young (7); 7. Dallas Mendenhall (8); 8. Kade Higday (6)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.8: 1. Dan Henning (2); 2. Tyler Glass (4); 3. Brad Comegys (5); 4. Chris Walraven (6); 5. Casey Greubel (3); 6. Clifford Jones (1) DNS – Rob Kubli

Heat three (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.4: 1. Ryan Leavitt (3); 2. Kevin Hetrick (6); 3. Brandon Worthington (2); 4. Kelby Watt (4); 5. Mike Mayberry (1); 6. Jon Hughes (5) DNS – Travis Rewerts

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

 

 

Brown Leads Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101 Standings Heading to Jackson Nationals!

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(Bill W) May 29, 2017 – The summer is starting to heat up on the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by Open Wheel 101 schedule! Last Friday, Brian Brown notched his third win on the series’ calendar by wiring the field at Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota. Ian Madsen claimed his second win at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa on Saturday.

Brown continues to lead the point race ahead of Ian Madsen, Kerry Madsen, Austin McCarl and Tim Kaeding. Brooke Tatnell, Lynton Jeffrey, Mark Dobmeier, Paul Nienhiser and Brad Loyet round out the top ten.

This weekend, the focus shifts to Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota for the Jackson Nationals. The three-day affair will be held Thursday through Saturday, June 1-3 and feature the World of Outlaws.

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Thursday, June 1 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex Nationals (WoO)

Friday, June 2 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex Nationals (WoO)

Saturday, June 3 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex Nationals (WoO)

Current Point Standings (Through 5/27/17)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 260 (3)

Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 225 (2)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 223 (1)

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 120

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 111

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 110

Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA, 107

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 100

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 85 (1)

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

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 75

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 72

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 70

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 58

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 56

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 50 (1)

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 48

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 44

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 41

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 40

Pittman, Daryn, Owasso, OK, 40

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 38

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 38

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 35

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH, 30

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 25

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 20

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 20

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 20

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 18

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 18

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 18

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 16

Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 16

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 16

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 14

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 12

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 12

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 12

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 10

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 10

Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 10

Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 10

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 8

Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 8

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 6

Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN, 6

Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 6

Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 6

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 4

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 4

Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA, 4

Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 4

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 4

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 2

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

Fri, April 7 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO)
Sat, April 8 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, April 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Sat, April 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, April 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Fri, May 5 – Missouri State Fair Speedway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, May 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, May 12 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, May 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Sun, May 21 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA (Rain)
Fri, May 26 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Thur, June 1 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Fri, June 2 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Sat, June 3 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

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

Point System

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

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

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Front Row Challenge

The Front Row Challenge will again pay $20,000 to the winner! It will be held Monday, August 7 at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. The 410 sprints will be supported by the IMCA Racesaver sprint cars. For more information, visit www.FrontRowChallenge.com!

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Product research and development focused on your current and future requirements will continue to position EMI at the forefront of the sprint car industry.

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Ian Madsen Cruises to Second Knoxville Win of Season!

Clint Garner Scores 30th Win in 360’s, Kade Higday Sweeps 305 Class

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 27, 2017) – Ian Madsen drove the KCP Racing #18 to his second win of the season at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday on Slideways Karting Center/Salute the Troops Night. The St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia driver held off fellow countryman, Brooke Tatnell, to claim $4,000 for his ninth career victory here. Clint Garner took the lead on lap seven of the 360 feature to win for the 30th time here, while Kade Higday swept time trials, his heat and the feature, driving from eighth to claim the 305 main event. A crazy night saw several cars upside down in and outside the track, but fortunately, no one was seriously injured.

Ian Madsen shot out from his pole position to lead early in the 20-lap 410 feature. Brooke Tatnell shot by Austin McCarl into second when the green flag flew. Two laps were in the books when Tim Kaeding spun in turn four. Madsen led Tatnell, Austin McCarl, Kerry Madsen and Terry McCarl back to green flag racing.

Kerry Madsen put a slider on Austin McCarl in turn two, to take over third on lap four, but McCarl stayed close. Meanwhile, Brian Brown entered the top five with a pass of Terry McCarl on lap six. Tatnell closed on the leader in traffic as the racing got intense behind them. On lap 16, Tasker Phillips smacked the turn one wall, bringing the final caution right after Brown worked by Austin McCarl for fourth.

Ian led Tatnell, Kerry, Brown and Austin back to green. Brown shot around Kerry to claim third on the restart. Meanwhile, up front, Ian Madsen was in command and flew under the checkers ahead of Tatnell, Brown, Kerry Madsen and Austin McCarl. Terry McCarl claimed sixth from Rager Phillips on the last lap, ahead of Davey Heskin, Matt Juhl and Josh Schneiderman. Brown set quick time for the second time this season and won his heat. Cap Henry and RJ Johnson won the other heat races.

“You always have to expect a yellow late in the race,” said Ian in Victory Lane. “You better hope you make a good decision on the restart. It’s always 50/50. We’re just really thankful we could hang on for the win. The team gave me an awesome racecar tonight. It was a pleasure to drive. You like the front row, but it’s kind of a ‘catch 22’. There’s only one other way to go. You have to capitalize on it when you can. I’d like to thank Knoxville Raceway for getting this in tonight. There was a lot of rain today.”

Sawyer Phillips grabbed the early advantage in the 18-lap 360 main event ahead of Matt Moro and Clint Garner. Ryan Giles entered the top three on the second lap, as he and Garner traded third in some tight racing. Moro pressured the leader as well, and took the point after a good battle on lap four.

John Anderson spun, bringing out the caution at that point, and Moro led Phillips, Garner, Cap Henry and Giles back to green. Garner jumped into second at that point, followed by Henry. Anderson spun a second time six laps in, bringing the yellow flag again. Garner used this restart to shoot into the lead. Chris Martin’s top ten run ended when he stopped with a broken shock at the halfway point.

Garner cruised the final nine laps. The only mystery was who would finish behind him. Henry won a good battle with Moro for second, while Phillips would win the fourth position over Giles. Jamie Ball, hard-charger Matt Juhl, Calvin Landis, Joe Beaver and Nate Van Haaften rounded out the top ten. Giles posted quick time on the night, and Christian Bowman, Chris Martin and Jon Agan were heat winners. Tyler Groenendyk claimed the B.

Mike Dapra flipped wildly in hot laps and was done for the evening. He joined all other flip victims in not being seriously injured. The scariest incident of the night was in the 360 B main. Alex Hill slid her car in front of Alan Zoutte entering turn one. The two made contact. Zoutte’s car launched off the right rear of Hill propelling him through the turn one billboards and nearly onto Highway 14. Hill also destroyed her car.

“The bottom was good,” said Garner in Victory Lane. “We knew it was going to be good all night, so we planned on running the top. Once I got out front, I did some laps down there. The worst part about that race was…Ryan Giles passed me at the beginning, and I was really trying to draft off him. He may have spun his wheels, but I hit him way harder than I wanted to. I didn’t want to go by him that way. We’re friends and teammates and I felt horrible about it. I was happy that we got the races in, and here we stand with a trophy. I can’t say enough about my team.”

Mike Mayberry set the pace ahead of Brad Comegys and Ryan Leavitt early in the 15-lap 305 feature. Kade Higday, who had already set quick time and won his heat, didn’t let an invert of eight slow his progress. He was into the top five by the second lap. When Mayberry nearly spun out in turn four, Comegys assumed the lead with Chris Walraven and Leavitt in tow.

Higday jumped up to third on a restart for a stalled Brandon Worthington on the fourth lap. On lap five, carnage ensued in turn four. Corey Kautz, Joe Simbro and Matt Stephenson all flipped, while Jeff Wilke, Casey Greubel and Chase Young were also involved. Comegys led Leavitt, Higday, Walraven and Eric Bridger back to green flag racing.

Bridger snatched up fourth, and used the bottom to pass Higday and Leavitt to move into second. When Dallas Mendenhall stopped on lap nine, Comegys led Bridger, Higday, Leavitt and Walraven. Higday was a man possessed when the green flew again, shooting by Bridger for second, and then snagging the lead for good from Comegys on lap 11.

Higday would survive on last restart after Greubel flipped in turn two, and win ahead of Comegys, Leavitt, Bridger and Matthew Stelzer. Kelby Watt, Walraven, Kevin Hetrick, Tyler Glass and Mayberry completed the top ten. Higday swept qualifying and his heat as well, before winning for the third time here. Hetrick and Leavitt also won heats.

“This past Wednesday, we lost my great grandma, and it’s pretty cool to sweep the night,” said Higday. “It’s just crazy. The top is kind of like a freeway in this class sometimes. A lot of guys like to run the bottom. The top is kind of my forte, and that’s where I’m going!”

Join us next Saturday night, June 3, for Iowa Corn District 5 and Iowa Corn District 9 Night as the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars invade the Knoxville Raceway for the first time since 2010! The Knoxville Championship Cup Series 360’s and 305’s will also be in action! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (19), 14.988; 2. 2, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (5), 15.133; 3. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (14), 15.200; 4. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 15.258; 5. 09, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (22), 15.320; 6. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 15.334; 7. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (17), 15.355; 8. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (15), 15.363; 9. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (11), 15.442; 10. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (1), 15.550; 11. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (21), 15.550; 12. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (20), 15.566; 13. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (13), 15.593; 14. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (10), 15.605; 15. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (4), 15.651; 16. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (3), 15.698; 17. 82, Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH (6), 15.728; 18. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (2), 15.892; 19. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (7), 16.023; 20. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (9), 16.272; 21. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (18), 16.980; 22. 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (16), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:06.1: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Dakota Hendrickson (1); 3. Josh Schneiderman (2); 4. Rager Phillips (3); 5. Terry McCarl (5); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 7. Dustin Selvage (8); 8. Bobby Mincer (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.7: 1. Cap Henry (1); 2. Kerry Madsen (6); 3. Ian Madsen (4); 4. Tim Kaeding (2); 5. Matt Juhl (5); 6. Tasker Phillips (3); 7. Bob Weuve (7)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.1: 1. RJ Johnson (1); 2. Davey Heskin (2); 3. Brooke Tatnell (6); 4. Austin McCarl (5); 5. AJ Moeller (4); 6. Paige Polyak (3); 7. Chase Wanner (7)

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

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (26), 16.026; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (21), 16.036; 3. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (1), 16.124; 4. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (5), 16.157; 5. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.166; 6. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (6), 16.235; 7. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (9), 16.281; 8. 14, Josh Riggins, Lincoln, NE (30), 16.310; 9. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.321; 10. 5MRP, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (2), 16.353; 11. 82, Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH (31), 16.362; 12. 09, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (15), 16.380; 13. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (22), 16.383; 14. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (23), 16.403; 15. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (19), 16.432; 16. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (32), 16.475; 17. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (18), 16.520; 18. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (27), 16.694; 19. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (29), 16.722; 20. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (17), 16.765; 21. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.775; 22. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (16), 16.888; 23. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (24), 16.944; 24. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (28), 16.995; 25. 9L, Hunter Lane, Milo, IA (4), 16.999; 26. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (10), 17.042; 27. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (8), 17.107; 28. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (11), 17.124; 29. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (13), 17.237; 30. 33B, James Broty, Lonsdale, MN (20), 19.419; 31. 38, Mike Dapra, Gillette, WY (25), NT; 32. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (12), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:53.9: 1. Christian Bowman (2); 2. Sawyer Phillips (4); 3. Troy Manteufel (1); 4. Nate Van Haaften (5); 5. Ryan Giles (6); 6. Tom Lenz (8); 7. Devin Kline (3); 8. Tyler Groenendyk (7); 9. Ricky Montgomery (10); 10. Hunter Lane (9) DNS – James Broty

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:56.2: 1. Chris Martin (2); 2. Cap Henry (3); 3. Clint Garner (6); 4. McKenna Haase (1); 5. Calvin Landis (5); 6. Skylar Prochaska (7); 7. Josh Riggins (4); 8. Alex Hill (9); 9. Mitchell Alexander (8); 10. Rob Weuve (10) DNS – Mike Dapra

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:56.6: 1. Jon Agan (2); 2. Cody Wehrle (1); 3. Jamie Ball (4); 4. Matt Moro (6); 5. Matt Juhl (3); 6. Joe Beaver (5); 7. Chris Morgan (10); 8. Alan Zoutte (7); 9. Stacey Alexander (8); 10. John Anderson (9)

B main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Tyler Groenendyk (1); 2. Chris Morgan (9); 3. Mitchell Alexander (3); 4. John Anderson (5); 5. Rob Weuve (7); 6. Alex Hill (6); 7. Alan Zoutte (2); 8. Ricky Montgomery (8); 9. Stacey Alexander (4) DNS – Hunter Lane, James Broty, Mike Dapra

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (4); 2. Cap Henry (8); 3. Matt Moro (2); 4. Sawyer Phillips (1); 5. Ryan Giles (3); 6. Jamie Ball (7); 7. Matt Juhl (16); 8. Calvin Landis (6); 9. Joe Beaver (12); 10. Nate Van Haaften (5); 11. Jon Agan (11); 12. Devin Kline (18); 13. Skylar Prochaska (19); 14. Troy Manteufel (14); 15. Christian Bowman (9); 16. Chris Martin (10); 17. McKenna Haase (17); 18. Chris Morgan (22); 19. Tom Lenz (20); 20. Cody Wehrle (13); 21. Tyler Groenendyk (21); 22. Josh Riggins (15); 23. John Anderson (24); 24. Mitchell Alexander (23). Lap Leaders: S. Phillips 1-3, Moro 4-6, Garner 7-18. Hard-charger: Juhl. Howard Law $200: Groenendyk.

305 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order): 1. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (7), 16.866; 2. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (5), 16.996; 3. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (18), 17.005; 4. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (12), 17.023; 5. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (1), 17.051; 6. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (8), 17.234; 7. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (9), 17.250; 8. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (16), 17.264; 9. 1B, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (11), 17.314; 10. 51, Corey Kautz, Estherville, IA (10), 17.325; 11. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (6), 17.353; 12. 55X, Matt Stephenson, Altoona, IA (13), 17.411; 13. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (19), 17.669; 14. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (15), 17.723; 15. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (14), 17.755; 16. 1, Clifford Jones, Pleasant Hill, IA (20), 17.759; 17. 8R, Chase Rudolf, Norwalk, IA (3), 17.781; 18. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (21), 17.930; 19. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (2), 17.988; 20. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (22), 18.168; 21. 64, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (17), 18.173; 22. 48D, Dallas Mendenhall, Unionville, MO (4), 19.811.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:44.5: 1. Kade Higday (6); 2. Kelby Watt (4); 3. Clifford Jones (1); 4. Corey Kautz (3); 5. Brandon Worthington (2); 6. Mike Mayberry (5); 7. Chase Young (7); 8. Dallas Mendenhall (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:45.3: 1. Kevin Hetrick (4); 2. Tyler Glass (2); 3. Eric Bridger (6); 4. Evan Epperson (3); 5. Brad Comegys (5); 6. Dan Henning (7); 7. Chase Rudolf (1)

Heat three (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.8: 1. Ryan Leavitt (4); 2. Joe Simbro (1); 3. Jeff Wilke (2); 4. Matt Stephenson (3); 5. Chris Walraven (6); 6. Matthew Stelzer (5); 7. Casey Greubel (7)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Kade Higday (8); 2. Brad Comegys (2); 3. Ryan Leavitt (4); 4. Eric Bridger (7); 5. Matthew Stelzer (10); 6. Kelby Watt (5); 7. Chris Walraven (3); 8. Kevin Hetrick (6); 9. Tyler Glass (9); 10. Mike Mayberry (1); 11. Clifford Jones (16); 12. Evan Epperson (12); 13. Jeff Wilke (15); 14. Dan Henning (18); 15. Chase Rudolf (19); 16. Brandon Worthington (17); 17. Chase Young (20); 18. Casey Greubel (21); 19. Dallas Mendenhall (22); 20. Matt Stephenson (14); 21. Corey Kautz (11); 22. Joe Simbro (13). Lap Leaders: Mayberry 1-2, Comegys 3-10, Higday 11-15. Hard-charger: Higday.

 

 

 

Jackson/Knoxville Loom for Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101 Standings!

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(Bill W) May 22, 2017 – Mother Nature was the big winner last weekend at both Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday and at Angell Park Speedway in Wisconsin on Sunday.

The event at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin drew 53 410 sprint cars, but a persistent mist on an already damp grounds nixed things after time trials. The event will be made up on Thursday, June 8. The IRA will definitely sanction the event, and the All Stars will reassess whether they will return, though owner, Tony Stewart, has committed to competing that night. The All Stars have three events planned that weekend already…two in Illinois and one at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Sunday, June 11.

The Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com schedule has been updated. The makeup event in Sun Prairie has been added, and with Badlands Motor Speedway ceasing operations, two dates have been subtracted. Stay tuned to the website for weekly updates and point standings.


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Point eligible races return this Memorial Day weekend at Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota on Friday, and Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday.

Join us in supporting sprint car racing in the Midwest!

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

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Next Up!

Friday, May 26 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex

Saturday, May 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Current Point Standings (Through 5/13/17)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 175 (2)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 173 (1)

Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 145 (1)

Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA, 99

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 95

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 85 (1)

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 84

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

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 75

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 60

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 60

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 58

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 52

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 50 (1)

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 50

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 44

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 40

Pittman, Daryn, Owasso, OK, 40

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 36

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 32

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH, 30

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 25

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 25

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 22

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 22

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 20

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 20

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 20

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 18

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 18

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 16

Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 16

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 16

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 14

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 12

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 12

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 10

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 10

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 8

Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 6

Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN, 6

Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 6

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 6

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 4

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 4

Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA, 4

Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 4

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 2

Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 2

Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 2

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 2

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

Fri, April 7 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO)
Sat, April 8 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, April 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Sat, April 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, April 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Fri, May 5 – Missouri State Fair Speedway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, May 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, May 12 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, May 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Sun, May 21 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars (Rain)
Fri, May 26 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, May 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Thur, June 1 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Fri, June 2 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Sat, June 3 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

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

Point System

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

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

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

Front Row Challenge

The Front Row Challenge will again pay $20,000 to the winner! It will be held Monday, August 7 at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. The 410 sprints will be supported by the IMCA Racesaver sprint cars. For more information, visit www.FrontRowChallenge.com!

Product Sponsor

EMi

It goes without saying that the open wheel industry is constantly evolving and ever-changing. Customers often measure a company in two different ways. The first is by the products that are offered, and the second is by the service.

EMI has excelled at both since the beginning. Here at EMI, the goal is to exceed the customer’s expectations with emphasis on quality and safety. Our technical support combined with our ongoing commitment to product safety sets us apart.

Product research and development focused on your current and future requirements will continue to position EMI at the forefront of the sprint car industry.

EMI continues to value the relationships built with each and every customer. EMI's reaching dealer network, both domestically and internationally, ensures product and support at a moments notice.

New alignments with Speedway Motors, Schnee Chassis, Stallard Chassis, and Henchcraft Chassis forms a foundation for future success. EMI's team of industry experts is poised to assist you with your every need. Please contact us toll free for sales, service, and technical support for your racing endeavors at 855-525-1941 or 402-438-0392. Visit EMi online at www.EagleMotorsports.com.

 

 

5/21/17

Angell Park Speedway

Sun Prairie, WI

All Stars/IRA

53 cars

Rain outs stink! The weekend in the Midwest started with Knoxville. Virtually every All Star team including Tony Stewart, as well as three IRA cars had been on their way to Knoxville Saturday until the cancelation announcement. Would have/could have been 35-40 410’s there Saturday night after the series were rained out at Wilmot. With everyone looking to race, 53 cars descended on the Prairie for what promised to be a buck ‘em up Cowboy ride on a heavy surface. Hot laps and time trials didn’t disappoint. The ensuing mist afterwards did and we were canceled. Angell Park is an awesome venue that never lets you down, and it would have been a hell of a show!

TJ Michael had issues in hot laps and time trials and failed to get a time in. Ryan Irwin had his issues as well, but got a lap in at the end of time trials.

Eleven cars were under Bill Balog’s 2015 track record of 11.935 seconds, including Bill himself. Young

Brandon Spithaler came out 22nd in the order and holds the new standard for the 1/3-mile oval at 11.706 seconds, besting Balog’s previous mark of 11.935 seconds from the NSL show two years ago. Others under the previous mark were Ian Madsen (6th car out), Kerry Madsen (15th), Tony Stewart (38th), Spencer Bayston (9th), Rico Abreu (10th), Ryan Smith (18th), Chad Kemenah (24th), Caleb Armstrong (34th), Max Stambaugh (3rd) and Balog (12th).

There were five heats planned, and the All Star format calls for cars to qualify in their heat groups. There were five groups and this is how they timed…

Group 1: 1. I. Madsen 18 2. Bayston 39 3. Abreu 24R 4. Stambaugh 33m 5. Steve Meyer 85m 6. Scott Biertzer 4B 7. Johnny Garvin Jr. 51 8. Bill Wirth 53w 9. Ryan Linder 9 10. Rusty Egan 50 11. TJ Michael 8m

Group 2: 1. Spithaler 22 2. K. Madsen 2m 3. Smith 94 4. Balog 17B 5. Parker Price-Miller 2 6. Jake Blackhurst 25 7. Craig Dollansky 14AJ 8. Matt Vandervere 10V 9. Max McGhee 71 10. Kris Spitz 4K 11. Chris Dodd 01

Group 3: 1. Kemenah 10H 2. Tim Kaeding 3 3. Tayler Malsam 26 4. Scott Neitzel 2w 5. Scott Thiel 64 6. Kory Crabtree 60 7. Jeremy Schultz 5J 8. Jordan Mackison 1080 9. Roger Campbell Jr. 9c 10. Ryan Irwin 56 11. Keith Fellner 18F

Group 4: 1. Stewart 14 2. Armstrong 7c 3. Kyle Marten 99 4. Hunter Mackison 95 5. Wayne Modjeski 14AJX 6. Tyler Esh 35 7. Blake Nimee 79 8. Russell Borland 23 9. Dave Uttech 68 10. Brent Matus 33

Group 5: 1. Terry McCarl 24 2. Justin Henderson 59 3. Mike Kertscher 80K 4. Caleb Helms 17 5. Brandon Matus 13 6. Bradley Howard 49H 7. Ben Schmidt 73 8. Mike Decker 12 9. Dennis Spitz 41 10. Scott Uttech 7

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Madsen Within Two Points of Brown in Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101 Standings!

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(Bill W) May 15, 2017 – Kerry Madsen and Brian Brown dominated the weekend in Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com action. Kerry won the Jackson Motorplex Spring Nationals on Friday night. Brown drove to his second win at the Knoxville Raceway this season on Saturday night. Brown’s 35th career win at Knoxville tied him for seventh on the all-time list with Randy Smith.

While Brown finished eleventh in Jackson, Madsen made the race in the point standings tight as he came home fourth at Knoxville. Just two points separate Madsen from Brown, who also is the first repeat winner in the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars. Second and fourth place runs this weekend saw Ian Madsen jump to third in the standings, ahead of Lynton Jeffrey and Austin McCarl.

Two more point eligible events await this weekend. Following another exciting night Saturday at Knoxville, the All Star Circuit of Champions will battle with the IRA at the famous Angell Park Speedway bullring in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin on Sunday night!

Join us in supporting sprint car racing in the Midwest!

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

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

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

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

Next Up!

Saturday, May 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sunday, May 21 – Angell Park Speedway (Sun Prairie, WI) All Stars

Current Point Standings (Through 5/13/17)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 175 (2)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 173 (1)

Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 145 (1)

Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA, 99

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 95

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 85 (1)

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 84

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

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 75

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 60

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 60

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 58

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 52

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 50 (1)

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 50

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 44

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 40

Pittman, Daryn, Owasso, OK, 40

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 36

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 32

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH, 30

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 25

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 25

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 22

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 22

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 20

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 20

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 20

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 18

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 18

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 16

Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 16

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 16

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 14

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 12

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 12

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 10

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 10

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 8

Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 6

Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN, 6

Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 6

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 6

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 4

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 4

Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA, 4

Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 4

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 2

Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 2

Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 2

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 2

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

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

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Brian Brown is a “Rim Rider” with Win #35 at Knoxville!

Ryan Giles and Kevin Hetrick Win Their Third Features in the 360’s and 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 13, 2017) – Brian Brown tied the “Rim Rider” Randy Smith for seventh on the all-time win list at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night by notching his 35th in the 410 class. Smith dominated much of the 1980’s at Knoxville, winning six track championships between 1979 and 1991. Brown emulated Smith in riding the cushion after an exciting pass of Ian Madsen to take victory in his Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21. Ryan Giles passed Calvin Landis with two laps to go to claim his third 360 win here, while Kevin Hetrick also claimed his third career win in the 305 class.

Everyone was on the edge of their seats at the start of the 20-lap 410 feature, as front row starters, Ian Madsen and Austin McCarl joined Brown three-wide in turn two in a battle for the lead. When things settled, Madsen had the advantage over McCarl and Brown. Brown would pass Austin on the second lap and begin his pursuit of the leader.

Great action ensued back in the pack, while up front Madsen maintained his advantage. Things were getting interesting at the halfway point in lapped traffic, as Brown closed on Madsen, but with twelve lap in the books, a smoking Davey Heskin would stop in turn four, bringing the caution flag.

Madsen led Brown, McCarl, Kerry Madsen and Brooke Tatnell back to the green. Brown had momentum coming to the cone and executed a slider that narrowly missed the leader in turn two. From there, he would pull away to victory, “riding the rim”. Ian Madsen was second ahead of a steady Austin McCarl. Kerry Madsen was fourth ahead of hard-charger, Lynton Jeffrey. Tatnell, Josh Schneiderman, Craig Dollansky, Terry McCarl and Wayne Johnson rounded out the top ten. Kerry Madsen posted his second quick time of the year, while RJ Johnson, Brown and Wayne Johnson were heat race winners.

“What a fabulous car my team gave me,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “I missed my daughter’s graduation from the University of Missouri today, so the least I could do was win this one for her. The top four cars that we started with, could win anywhere in the country. I had a good restart on Ian and made it stick. Kerry, Ian…Austin is doing a great job with Troy’s (Renfro) team. I think as a group we’re very strong. Come June 9 and 10 (when the World of Outlaws visit), it wouldn’t surprise me at all to have one of the local cars to pull in Victory Lane here.”

Chaos ensued when the green flag fell on the 18-lap 360 feature. Before a lap could be completed, Chris Morgan, Josh Riggins and Devin Kline were upside down in a chain reaction accident. James Broty was also involved as was Tom Lenz, who was the only one to restart.

The second try would result in a non-stop event. Matt Covington grabbed the lead on lap one using the low groove, but fellow row one starter, Calvin Landis, was up to the challenge. The pair would trade the lead four times, before Landis would take command on lap five, ahead of Covington, Ryan Giles and Carson McCarl.

Giles was utilizing the low side, and when Covington went to the cushion to try and catch the leader, he would shoot under him for second on lap 12. Five laps later, he would repeat the move in turn two to cruise by Landis and take the lead coming to the white flag. Giles would hold on for his third career win, ahead of Landis, Carson McCarl, Covington and Cap Henry. Clint Garner, Matt Moro, Chris Martin, Jamie Ball and Sawyer Phillips completed the top ten.

Moro set quick time over the 33-car field, while Kline, Tyler Groenendyk, Garner and Broty were heat race winners. Morgan claimed the B main. An incident to start the third heat race saw Jon Agan and Cody Wehrle get upside down. Neither were hurt, but they were done for the night.

“This Eagle car has really been hooked up this year,” said Giles in Victory Lane. “It’s a brand-new car, and we kind of took a gamble on it. I have to thank Gary Isom. He really steered me this direction. We worked hard all night. We had a power steering line break in qualifying, and it’s been non-stop. I was almost too tired to start the race. Lapped traffic helped me get by (Covington). Passing cars hasn’t been my strong suit, but this year, we’ve been moving forward. I’m really excited to see what the rest of the year brings.”

Kevin Hetrick and Ryan Leavitt, winners of the first two 305 features of the year, started on the pole of that class’s 15-lap main event, by virtue of an eight invert, that put high-point man, Eric Bridger outside row four. Hetrick would take the lead early over Leavitt and Matt Stephenson.

Chris Walraven was on the move from row three, utilizing the high side to pick off fourth by lap seven. A pass of Stephenson for third was negated, however, when Frank Rodgers spun nine laps in.

The restart saw Hetrick leading Leavitt, Stephenson, Walraven and Matthew Stelzer. Walraven shot around both Stephenson and Leavitt to take second on the restart, but Leavitt shot back under him on lap 12. As the leaders came to the white flag lap, a caution for a slowing Brad Comegys would set up a green, white, checker finish.

Hetrick would hold on to his lead and his second win of the season, but Walraven would retake second at the line. Corey Kautz made a last lap pass for third, ahead of Leavitt and Tyler Glass. Stephenson, Stelzer, Bridger, Brandon Worthington and hard-charger Mike Mayberry rounded out the top ten. Bridger had a perfect score by setting quick time and winning his heat. Leavitt and Kautz also won heat races.

“I kind of wanted to use the lapped traffic to my advantage,” said Hetrick. “But we had the restarts, and I thought maybe the clean air would help. We took the white flag, and I saw the yellow. My heart about broke. I saw Leavitt and Walraven on the scoreboard and they’re tough competition. This Ostrich engine took off on the restarts. The best part about this one is it’s the first victory with my daughter here.”

A fund raising competition saw the University of Iowa and its Stead Family Children’s Hospital and Iowa State University’s general scholarship fund going head to head. Over $800 was raised by Iowa fans and their flag will fly above the Knoxville Raceway for the rest of the season. Over $300 was raised for Iowa State’s charity.

Join us next Saturday night, May 20, for McKay Insurance Agency/Nationwide Night featuring the 410, 360 and 305 sprint car classes! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (19), 15.378; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (16), 15.564; 3. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (6), 15.617; 4. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (11), 15.650; 5. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (9), 15.671; 6. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (21), 15.753; 7. 121, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (7), 15.763; 8. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (12), 15.823; 9. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (13), 15.860; 10. 09, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (5), 15.894; 11. 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (3), 15.895; 12. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (8), 15.914; 13. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (4), 15.926; 14. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (1), 15.946; 15. 82, Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH (14), 15.969; 16. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (10), 16.022; 17. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 16.071; 18. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 16.095; 19. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (20), 16.203; 20. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (22), 16.240; 21. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (15), 16.753; 22. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (18), 16.829

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. RJ Johnson (1); 2. Matt Moro (2); 3. Kerry Madsen (6); 4. Austin McCarl (5); 5. Craig Dollansky (4); 6. Matt Juhl (3); 7. AJ Moeller (7); 8. Bob Weuve (8)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.4: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Tasker Phillips (1); 3. Davey Heskin (2); 4. Brooke Tatnell (5); 5. Josh Schneiderman (4); 6. Dustin Selvage (3); 7. Dakota Hendrickson (7)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.2: 1. Wayne Johnson (3); 2. Ian Madsen (6); 3. Rager Phillips (1); 4. Cap Henry (2); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 6. Terry McCarl (5); 7. Bobby Mincer (7)

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

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (25), 16.446; 2. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (21), 16.522; 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (2), 16.529; 4. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (33), 16.582; 5. 82, Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH (5), 16.599; 6. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (3), 16.661; 7. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (28), 16.686; 8. 6X, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (19), 16.693; 9. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.701; 10. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (6), 16.733; 11. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (4), 16.773; 12. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (31), 16.774; 13. 14, Josh Riggins, Lincoln, NE (30), 16.782; 14. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (16), 16.819; 15. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (20), 16.886; 16. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (11), 16.894; 17. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (18), 16.917; 18. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (10), 16.980; 19. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (9), 17.003; 20. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (12), 17.037; 21. 5MRP, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (22), 17.047; 22. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (8), 17.135; 23. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (17), 17.158; 24. 33B, James Broty, Lonsdale, MN (13), 17.225; 25. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (1), 17.289; 26. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (24), 17.310; 27. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (23), 17.465; 28. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (29), 17.486; 29. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (27), 17.498; 30. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (26), 17.611; 31. 9L, Hunter Lane, Milo, IA (32), 17.744; 32. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (7), 17.830; 33. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (15), 18.365.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.3: 1. Devin Kline (1); 2. Cap Henry (5); 3. Nate Van Haaften (2); 4. Matt Moro (6); 5. Josh Riggins (3); 6. Joe Beaver (4); 7. Stacey Alexander (7); 8. Rob Weuve (8); 9. John Anderson (9)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.6: 1. Tyler Groenendyk (2); 2. Calvin Landis (4); 3. Jamie Ball (3); 4. Ryan Giles (6); 5. Skylar Gee (7); 6. Ryan Roberts (5); 7. Tom Lenz (8); DQ (illegal tire) Ben Woods (1)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.9: 1. Clint Garner (6); 2. Chris Martin (3); 3. Matt Covington (4); 4. Chris Morgan (2); 5. Hunter Lane (8); 6. Mitchell Alexander (7); 7. Cody Wehrle (1); 8. Jon Agan (5)

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.7: 1. James Broty (1); 2. Christian Bowman (3); 3. Carson McCarl (5); 4. Troy Manteufel (2); 5. Sawyer Phillips (6); 6. McKenna Haase (4); 7. Alan Zoutte (7); 8. Ricky Montgomery (8)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 3:00.4: 1. Chris Morgan (1); 2. Stacey Alexander (5); 3. Troy Manteufel (2); 4. Skylar Gee (4); 5. Tom Lenz (8) / 6. Ben Woods (3); 7. Hunter Lane (11); 8. Rob Weuve (9); 9. Mitchell Alexander (7); 10. Alan Zoutte (6); 11. John Anderson (12); 12. Ricky Montgomery (10) DNS – Cody Wehrle

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:28.7: 1. Ryan Giles (5); 2. Calvin Landis (2); 3. Carson McCarl (3); 4. Matt Covington (1); 5. Cap Henry (6); 6. Clint Garner (8); 7. Matt Moro (7); 8. Chris Martin (11); 9. Jamie Ball (14); 10. Sawyer Phillips (4); 11. Joe Beaver (16); 12. Tyler Groenendyk (9); 13. Stacey Alexander (22); 14. Christian Bowman (12); 15. Nate Van Haaften (17); 16. McKenna Haase (20); 17. Troy Manteufel (23); 18. Skylar Gee (24); 19. Tom Lenz (25); 20. Devin Kline (13); 21. James Broty (15); 22. Josh Riggins (19); 23. Chris Morgan (21); 24. Ryan Roberts (10) DNS – Jon Agan. Lap Leaders: Covington 1, Landis 2-3, Covington 4, Landis 5-16, Giles 17-18. Hard-charger: S. Alexander.

305 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (14), 17.339; 2. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (1), 17.363; 3. 51, Corey Kautz, Estherville, IA (3), 17.478; 4. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (15), 17.514; 5. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (20), 17.538; 6. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (10), 17.582; 7. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (19), 17.611; 8. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (17), 17.664; 9. 55X, Matt Stephenson, Altoona, IA (7), 17.721; 10. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (11), 17.734; 11. 1B, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.738; 12. 8R, Chase Rudolf, Norwalk, IA (5), 17.814; 13. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (21), 17.814; 14. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (4), 17.986; 15. 64, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (8), 18.025; 16. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (23), 18.102; 17. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (6), 18.165; 18. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (22), 18.305; 19. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (18), 18.306; 20. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (16), 18.815; 21. 48D, Dallas Mendenhall, Unionville, MO (13), 20.615; 22. 1, Clifford Jones, Pleasant Hill, IA (2), NT; 23. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (12), NT; DQ (Illegal Tire) 11, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (24).

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Eric Bridger (6); 2. Chris Walraven (4); 3. Kelby Watt (1); 4. Tyler Glass (3); 5. Jeff Wilke (7); 6. Kevin Hetrick (5); 7. Joe Simbro (2) DNS – Clifford Jones

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.0: 1. Ryan Leavitt (3); 2. Brandon Worthington (2); 3. Matthew Stelzer (5); 4. Kade Higday (4); 5. Brad Comegys (6); 6. Mike Mayberry (7); 7. Dan Henning (8); 8. Chase Young (1)

Heat three (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Corey Kautz (6); 2. Matt Stephenson (4); 3. Casey Greubel (2); 4. Evan Epperson (1); 5. Chase Rudolf (3); 6. Frank Rodgers III (8); 7. Dallas Mendenhall (7); 8. Rob Kubli (5)

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

 

 

5/11/17

Lakeside Speedway

Kansas City, KS

ASCS – 36 cars

POWRi/WAR – 15 cars

ASCS

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Josh Baughman 17 (2*) 2. Seth Bergman 23 (1*) 3. Tony Stewart 14 (4*) 4. Jonathan Cornell 28 (6*) 5. Brian Brown 21 (8*) 6. Harli White 17w (3) 7. Cody Ledger 35L (5) 8. Ian Madsen 18 (9) 9. Jake Greider 20G (7)

The 2/5-mile oval was prepared well. Though it was fast, there were multiple grooves. 8-lap heats used passing points to lock the top 16 into the feature. The first heat was arguably the stoutest. Baughman led the distance, ahead of Bergman and Stewart. Brown pressured Cornell in a good race. Madsen and Ledger traded seventh in another good battle.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (1*) 2. Johnny Herrera 45x (4*) 3. Jason Martin 36 (2*) 4. Jack Dover 53 (5) 5. Chris Martin 44 (6) 6. Jay Russell 76 (7) 7. Danny Thoman 27 (3) 8. Zach Davis 3z (9) 9. Alex Hill 77x (8)

Hill exited when the green fell. Hafertepe pulled away for a convincing win. Herrera took second from J. Martin on the third lap. Dover and C. Martin had a good battle for fourth.

Heat three (started), *qualified for feature): 1. Aaron Reutzel 87 (2*) 2. Chris Morgan 93 (4*) 3. Justin Henderson 1 (3*) 4. Danny Lasoski 33 (6*) 5. Wayne Johnson 2c (8*) 6. Kyle Bellm 14K (5) 7. Taylor Walton 12s (7) 8. JR Topper 92J (9) 9. Shayle Bade 49x (1)

Reutzel led flag to flag and won in convincing fashion. Lasoski and W. Johnson were the movers. W. Johnson pressured Lasoski in the end and appeared to have the faster car, but settled for fifth.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Matt Covington 95 (8*) 2. Terry McCarl 24 (5*) 3. Skylar Gee (2) 4. Blake Hahn 52 (3) 5. Jamie Ball 5J (9*) 6. Jeremy McCune 0J (6) 7. Andee Beierle 41A (7) 8. Mindy McCord 11 (1) 9. Craig Dollansky 88 (4)

The best heat of the night began with Dollansky jumping to the front, ahead of Gee and Covington, who charged up from eighth. Covington took second, and then McCarl moved into third on lap four. Covington gained on Dollansky and passed him at the white flag. Both leaders hesitated behind the lapper of McCord. Dollansky blew his right rear in three, ending his night. Covington went on to win as high point man.

B main one (started): 1. Hahn (2) 2. Russell (3) 3. Madsen (6) / 4. Gee (1) 5. Bellm (4) 6. Thoman (8) 7. Topper (7) 8. Hill (9) 9. Walton (5) 10. Bade (10)

Hahn led early in the 12-lapper over Gee and Russell. Russell would take second don lap three. Walton made heavy contact with the turn one wall three laps in while battling with Madsen for fifth. The restart saw Hahn leading Russell, Gee, Bellm and Madsen. Madsen moved into fourth when the green flew, and moved by Gee for the third and final transfer two laps later. Russell pressured Hahn in the closing stages, but settled for second.

B main two (started): 1. Dover (1) 2. C. Martin (2) 3. Ledger (7) / 4. White (4) 5. McCune (3) 6. Davis (6) 7. Greider (9) 8. Beierle (5) 9. McCord (8) DNS – Dollansky

Dover led C. Martin and McCune past the halfway point. McCord took a nasty ride in turn one, that saw her top wing shed early. She was o.k. Dover led C. Martin, McCune, White and Ledger back to green. Both White and Ledger moved by McCune for third and fourth on the restart. Ledger pressured White and shot under her for the final transfer with two laps to go.

A main (started): 1. Reutzel (2) 2. Hafertepe (3) 3. Covington (1) 4. Baughman (6) 5. Morgan (4) 6. McCarl (7) 7. Stewart (10) 8. W. Johnson (14) 9. Lasoski (12) 10. Herrera (5) 11. Bergman (9) 12. Brown (13) 13. Dover (18) 14. C. Martin (20) 15. Henderson (15) 16. Hahn (17) 17. Cornell (11) 18. Madsen (21) 19. Russell (19) 20. Ball (8) 21. Gee (24, prov.) 22. J. Martin (16) 23. Bellm (23, prov.) 24. Ledger (22) 25. Thoman (25, prov.)

The track was still fast come feature time and Reutzel led early in the 25-lapper over Covington and Morgan. Hafertepe, who won the first five ASCS events heading into Lakeside, passed Morgan for third on the second lap. Morgan shot back by him on the next lap before Ledger flipped hard in turn one. He was unhurt. Reutzel took the green again, ahead of Covington, Morgan, Hafertepe and Baughman. Hafertepe shot into third on the restart, and set his sights on Covington. Meanwhile, Covington pulled beside Reutzel for the lead on lap ten. Reutzel shut the door heading into turn one, costing Covington momentum. Hafertepe took advantage, moving into second. Eight laps later, he would pass Reutzel at the line for the lead. That would only last until turns one and two, when Reutzel cruised back by on the bottom. Covington was back in the picture as well, taking second back from Hafertepe briefly on lap 21. Hafertepe would recapture the spot with two to go, but fell one spot short of keeping his streak going. W. Johnson moved forward six spots in a tough field to earn hard-charger honors.

POWRi/WAR non-wing sprints

Heat one (started): 1. Korey Weyant 99 (3) 2. Ryan Kitchen 21 (1) 3. Clinton Boyles 77 (7) 4. Quinton Benson 15B (4) 5. Rob Hockett 77H (2) 6. Steve Mahannah 93 (5) 7. Warren Johnson 42 (6) DNS – Dustin Morgan 93M

Kitchen led early over Weyant and Hockett in the 8-lapper. Benson broke the top three on lap two before being overtaken by Boyles at the halfway point. Weyant ran down Kitchen for the lead on lap five.

Heat two (started): 1. Cody Baker 38 (1) 2. Isaac Chapple 52 (2) 3. Wyatt Burks 11w (5) 4. Slater Helt 22s (4) 5. Chris Parkinson 65 (7) 6. Mitchell Moore 51 (3) 7. Vinny Ward 82 (6)

Baker led the distance, holding off Chapple at the line in a good one. Burks cracked the top three by passing Helt on lap three.

A main (started): 1. Boyles (5) 2. Baker (4) 3. Chapple (2) 4. Weyant (6) 5. Benson (8) 6. Helt (9) 7. Parkinson (7) 8. Moore (12) 9. Johnson (13) 10. Hockett (10) 11. Mahannah (11) 12. Ward (14) 13. Kitchen (1) 14. Burks (3) DNS – Morgan

Burks and Kitchen exited early. Baker led Chapple and Boyles out of the gates in the non-stop 20-lapper. Boyles used the low side to cruise by Chapple for second on lap four. The race stayed mostly single-file from there, but Boyles was slowly reeling in the leader. Baker was running the cushion, while Boyles had the left front jacked up on the low side. Finally, on lap 16, he pulled beside Baker and pulled in front at the flagstand. Boyles would go on to take the win at Lakeside for the second year in a row.

Pics included at www.OpenWheel101.com

 

 

Brian Brown Surges into Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101 Point Lead!

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Product Sponsor: EMi

(Bill W) May 8, 2017 – Two top five finishes have Brian Brown at the top of the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com point standings heading into another busy weekend. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver finished fifth Friday night with the World of Outlaws at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, and second at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday night.


 

Kerry Madsen used a third place finish in Sedalia and a seventh place run at Knoxville to move into second in the standings. Donny Schatz was the winner in Sedalia, while Ian Madsen visited Victory Lane at Knoxville. Five different drivers have won the five Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars events contested thus far.

The schedule will see two events this weekend. Friday night, the Jackson Motorplex will host the 410’s for its Spring Nationals. The second race of the weekend will be back at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa.

Join us in supporting sprint car racing in the Midwest!

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

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

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


 

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

Next Up!

Friday, May 12 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Saturday, May 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Current Point Standings (Through 5/6/17)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 115 (1)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 93

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 85 (1)

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

Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 75 (1)

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 70

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 58

Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA, 56

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 52

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 50 (1)

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 44

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 42

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 40

Pittman, Daryn, Owasso, OK, 40

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 36

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 35

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Kemenah, Chad, Arvada, OH, 30

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 25

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 25

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 22

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 20

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 20

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 20

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 18

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 18

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 18

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 16

Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 16

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 16

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 14

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12

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

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 12

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 10

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 10

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 8

Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 6

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 6

Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN, 6

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 4

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 4

Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA, 4

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 2

Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 2

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

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

Point System

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

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

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

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Product research and development focused on your current and future requirements will continue to position EMI at the forefront of the sprint car industry.

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Ian Madsen Holds Them Off in Classic Knoxville Showdown!

Clint Garner Pounces in Traffic in 360’s, Ryan Leavitt Scores Emotional 305 Win

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 6, 2017) – Few tracks put on the thrilling action that the Knoxville Raceway produces week in and week out, but Saturday night’s 410 sprint feature on Budweiser Night was one to remember! St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia native Ian Madsen held off Brian Brown at the line to record his eighth career win here. The 360 main event was no less dramatic. Clint Garner shot by Ryan Roberts in heavy lapped traffic to record his 29th career win here. And last, but not least, rookie and third generation driver, Ryan Leavitt took home top honors in the 305 class.

Madsen led Lynton Jeffrey, Ohio visitor Chad Kemenah, Brooke Tatnell and his brother, Kerry Madsen, early in the 20-lap 410 main event. Only a lap was completed when Rager Phillips spun in turn two, bringing the caution flag. On the restart, Tatnell used the cushion to move into third, while Brian Brown jumped from eighth (where he started as high point man with an invert of the same number) to the top five.

With seven laps in, it looked like Terry McCarl’s night may be over when something went awry in the suspension and he slowed, but simultaneously, Tatnell slowed to a stop in turn four, bringing another yellow flag. McCarl made repairs and joined the tail, while Ian led the field back to green, ahead of Jeffrey, Kemenah, Brown and Tim Kaeding.

Kaeding showed his strength, getting under Brown for fourth, and then passing Kemenah for third on lap nine. Brown followed him into fourth a lap later, while the battle for the lead heated up. Caleb Helms spun in turn two at the halfway point, bringing the final caution of the race.

Jeffrey stormed by Madsen into the lead on the low side, and then set sail on the cushion. Madsen slid him on lap 13 in turn two, sending the leader over the cushion. Madsen drove away, while Kaeding, Brown and Kemenah picked off second, third and fourth. With two to go, Brown threaded the needle between a pair of lapped cars and shot around Kaeding.

Brown reeled in Madsen, who was in heavy lapped traffic on the last circuit. Madsen was able to hold out, winning by four-tenths of a second at the line. Kaeding was third, ahead of Kemenah and Mark Dobmeier. Jeffrey, Kerry Madsen, Austin McCarl, hard-charger Davey Heskin and Tasker Phillips rounded out the top ten. Brown set quick time on the night, while Kaeding, Dobmeier and AJ Moeller won heat races.

“The lapped cars were giving me some trouble the last couple of laps, so I knew someone would be there,” said Madsen in Victory Lane. “I just got lucky that they turned down and kind of blocked both of us. It was an awesome win and an awesome night of racing. Hats off to all my guys and everyone who helps out! Knoxville is such a challenging place, and any time you get on the track is beneficial.”

The 18-lap 360 feature saw Jamie Ball leading early over Ryan Roberts, Clint Garner, Ryan Giles and Canadian Thomas Kennedy. Giles and Kennedy were the show early on, as they exchanged the fourth position twice. On lap four, Roberts, who won Friday night at I-80 Speedway in his native Nebraska, took the lead from Ball. Garner followed him into second a lap later.

While Roberts pulled away a bit, Garner nearly spun in pursuit at the halfway point. Kennedy entered the top three on lap 11, but the race would be decided between Roberts and Garner. Garner moved within a “stone’s throw” of Roberts with three to go.

On the 16th lap, Roberts tried to split the lappers of Josh Riggins and Chris Morgan in turn three. The result saw him almost upset his sprinter, while Garner shot by on the low side into the lead. Both were by the finish line when Alan Zoutte came to a stop. Garner would pull away when the green fell again, and won ahead of Roberts, Ball, Kennedy and Calvin Landis. Giles, Matt Moro, Chris Martin, Devin Kline and Jon Agan completed the top ten. Nate Van Haaften laid down quick time, while Kennedy, Ball and Tyler Groenendyk won heat races. Feature hard-charger, Stacey Alexander, claimed the B.

“I wasn’t sure if I was going to beat him,” said Garner of Roberts. “He just won last night and he is feeling pretty good about things. There was definitely good competition. We had Kennedy back there, and he’s been on a streak too. There’s a couple guys who have their confidence up right now. I can’t thank my guys and Parker engines enough. We had a sniglet before the heat race and had to start in the back of the heat race. These guys worked their butts off.”

The 305 feature took four tries to get things started. On the first attempt, Levi Michener, made heavy contact with the turn one wall, but was uninjured. Once things got underway, Ryan Leavitt took command in the 15-lapper over Tyler Glass and Chris Walraven. Walraven quickly moved into the runner-up spot, and the veteran would pursue the youngster the rest of the way.

The race would see three yellow flags. Five laps in, Brandon Worthington went up in smoke in turn four. Matt Stephenson used that restart to move into third. Nine laps in, Rob Kubli, got tangled and ended up in the frontstretch fence. He was uninjured. On the restart, Cody Ambers spun in turn one.

Leavitt led the final restart, ahead of Walraven, Stephenson, Eric Bridger and Corey Kautz. The popular young driver was steady the final six circuits and was welcomed heartily in Victory Lane by his crew. Both his father Eddie Jr., and grandfather and two-time Knoxville Nationals champion, Eddie Leavitt preceded him at this famous half-mile.

Walraven held on to second, ahead of Stephenson, Kevin Hetrick and Bridger. Kautz, Glass, Kade Higday, Kelby Watt and Brad Comegys rounded out the top ten. Bridger set quick time, while Stephenson, Worthington and Kubli won heats.

“Every time I saw those yellow flags, I let out a sigh,” said the young driver in Victory Lane. “I really wanted to keep those green flag runs going. This car was hooked up. The bottom was definitely the best. I could hook it up down there. If I got off the bottom a little bit, we’d start spinning our tires. I tell you what, this is an unbelievable feeling!”

Join us next Saturday night, May 13, for Hy-Vee Supermarkets Iowa vs. Iowa State Night featuring the 410, 360 and 305 sprint car classes! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (21), 15.402; 2. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (17), 15.410; 3. 2, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (4), 15.511; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (3), 15.670; 5. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (7), 15.707; 6. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (11), 15.731; 7. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (19), 15.753; 8. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 15.881; 9. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (15), 15.900; 10. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (18), 15.940; 11. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (1), 15.941; 12. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (14), 15.962; 13. 09, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (12), 15.985; 14. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (8), 15.992; 15. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (5), 16.007; 16. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (24), 16.073; 17. 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (13), 16.075; 18. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (2), 16.125; 19. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (23), 16.193; 20. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (20), 16.273; 21. 10, Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA (22), 16.338; 22. 17, Caleb Helms, Findlay, OH (16), 16.562; 23. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (6), 17.128; 24. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (10), NT.

Heat one (started) 8 Laps, 2:10.1: 1. Tim Kaeding (1); 2. Brian Brown (6); 3. Matt Juhl (2); 4. Ian Madsen (4); 5. Brooke Tatnell (3); 6. Davey Heskin (5); 7. Caleb Helms (7) DNS – RJ Johnson

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:13.3: 1. Mark Dobmeier (5); 2. Dustin Selvage (1); 3. Chris Martin (3); 4. Josh Schneiderman (2); 5. Terry McCarl (4); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 7. Rager Phillips (7); 8. Bob Weuve (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:13.7: 1. AJ Moeller (1); 2. Chad Kemenah (4); 3. Tasker Phillips (3); 4. Kerry Madsen (6); 5. Austin McCarl (5); 6. Matt Moro (2); 7. Tyler Bear (7) DNS – Dakota Hendrickson

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Ian Madsen (1); 2. Brian Brown (8); 3. Tim Kaeding (5); 4. Chad Kemenah (4); 5. Mark Dobmeier (7); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 7. Kerry Madsen (6); 8. Austin McCarl (9); 9. Davey Heskin (18); 10. Tasker Phillips (13); 11. Josh Schneiderman (16); 12. Matt Juhl (14); 13. Terry McCarl (12); 14. Tyler Bear (20); 15. Dustin Selvage (15); 16. Chris Martin (10); 17. RJ Johnson (23); 18. Rager Phillips (19); 19. Caleb Helms (21); 20. Bob Weuve (22); 21. Brooke Tatnell (2); 22. Matt Moro (17); 23. AJ Moeller (11) DNS – Dakota Hendrickson. Lap Leaders: I. Madsen 1-10, Jeffrey 11-12, I. Madsen 13-20. Hard-charger: Heskin.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (7), 16.263; 2. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (20), 16.564; 3. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (15), 16.576; 4. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (9), 16.611; 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (27), 16.654; 6. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (24), 16.669; 7. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (13), 16.673; 8. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (18), 16.681; 9. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (12), 16.705; 10. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (5), 16.733; 11. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 16.871; 12. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.876; 13. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (19), 16.920; 14. 14, Josh Riggins, Lincoln, NE (11), 16.978; 15. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (26), 17.095; 16. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (21), 17.108; 17. 5MRP, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (22), 17.179; 18. 33B, James Broty, Lonsdale, MN (25), 17.249; 19. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (23), 17.301; 20. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (10), 17.364; 21. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (4), 17.439; 22. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (14), 17.487; 23. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (6), 17.528; 24. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (17), 17.757; 25. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.758; 26. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (28), 17.833; 27. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (1), 18.309; 28. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (16), 18.355.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.3: 1. Thomas Kennedy (2); 2. Chris Martin (3); 3. Matt Moro (5); 4. Troy Manteufel (1); 5. Nate Van Haaften (6); 6. Chris Morgan (7); 7. McKenna Haase (4); 8. Cody Wehrle (8); 9. Mitchell Alexander (9); 10. John Anderson (10)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.0: 1. Jamie Ball (5); 2. Devin Kline (1); 3. Clint Garner (8); 4. Josh Riggins (2); 5. Ryan Giles (4); 6. Sawyer Phillips (3); 7. Tom Lenz (7); 8. Alan Zoutte (6); 9. Ricky Montgomery (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.5: 1. Tyler Groenendyk (2); 2. James Broty (1); 3. Ryan Roberts (6); 4. Jon Agan (4); 5. Calvin Landis (5); 6. Joe Beaver (3); 7. Stacey Alexander (7); 8. Christian Bowman (8); 9. Rob Weuve (9)

B main (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Stacey Alexander (1); 2. Christian Bowman (4); 3. Cody Wehrle (2); 4. Alan Zoutte (3) / 5. John Anderson (8); 6. Ricky Montgomery (6); 7. Rob Weuve (7); 8. Mitchell Alexander (5)

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

305 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (6), 17.247; 2. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.346; 3. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (2), 17.420; 4. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (4), 17.477; 5. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (15), 17.500; 6. 1B, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.605; 7. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (5), 17.695; 8. 51, Corey Kautz, Estherville, IA (9), 17.705; 9. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (13), 17.785; 10. 55X, Matt Stephenson, Altoona, IA (22), 17.824; 11. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (12), 17.827; 12. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (3), 17.922; 13. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (17), 17.923; 14. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (23), 18.019; 15. 8R, Chase Rudolf, Norwalk, IA (14), 18.119; 16. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (25), 18.340; 17. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (21), 18.395; 18. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (11), 18.474; 19. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (10), 18.514; 20. 71G, Cody Ambers, Knoxville, IA (24), 18.547; 21. 64, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (16), 18.688; 22. 1, Clifford Jones, Pleasant Hill, IA (18), 18.737; 23. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (20), 18.931; 24. 48D, Dallas Mendenhall, Unionville, MO (1), 20.273; 25. 1X, Levi Michener, Newton, IA (19), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.1: 1. Matt Stephenson (3); 2. Matthew Stelzer (2); 3. Kelby Watt (4); 4. Tyler Glass (5); 5. Eric Bridger (6); 6. Evan Epperson (1); 7. Clifford Jones (8); 8. Chase Young (7); 9. Levi Michener (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.0: 1. Brandon Worthington (2); 2. Corey Kautz (4); 3. Kade Higday (3); 4. Chris Walraven (6); 5. Kevin Hetrick (5); 6. Cody Ambers (7); 7. Mike Mayberry (1); 8. Dan Henning (8)

Heat three (started), 6 Laps, 1:49.1: 1. Rob Kubli (1); 2. Jeff Wilke (3); 3. Ryan Leavitt (5); 4. Brad Comegys (4); 5. Chase Rudolf (2); 6. Joe Simbro (6); 7. Casey Greubel (7); 8. Dallas Mendenhall (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Ryan Leavitt (1); 2. Chris Walraven (4); 3. Matt Stephenson (6); 4. Kevin Hetrick (9); 5. Eric Bridger (3); 6. Corey Kautz (5); 7. Tyler Glass (2); 8. Kade Higday (13); 9. Kelby Watt (7); 10. Brad Comegys (12); 11. Jeff Wilke (11); 12. Clifford Jones (21); 13. Joe Simbro (8); 14. Evan Epperson (17); 15. Casey Greubel (20); 16. Mike Mayberry (19); 17. Chase Young (22); 18. Chase Rudolf (16); 19. Dallas Mendenhall (24); 20. Matthew Stelzer (14); 21. Dan Henning (23); 22. Cody Ambers (18); 23. Rob Kubli (15); 24. Brandon Worthington (10); 25. Levi Michener (25). Lap Leader: Leavitt 1-15. Hard-charger: Jones.

 

 

5/5/17

Missouri State Fair Speedway

Sedalia, MO

WoO

32 cars

Jason Johnson (5th car out to time) set quick time at 16.154 seconds. Donny Schatz (2nd car out) was second quick, followed by Jason Sides (9th), Kerry Madsen (12th), Daryn Pittman (7th), Brady Bacon (4th), Joey Saldana (31st), Terry McCarl (10th), Logan Schuchart (8th) and Brad Sweet (30th). Early pills were a real advantage on the big half-mile that dried quickly. Josh Baughman suffered issues in hot laps and did not get a time in.

The track was re-watered after qualifying. It took some time to get it run back in. The re-work resulted in a heavy track for the heats.

Heat one (started): 1. J. Johnson 41 (1) 2. Pittman 9 (2) 3. Schuchart 1s (3) 4. Kraig Kinser 11K (4) 5. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (5) / 6. Sheldon Haudenschild 93 (6) 7. Brad Loyet o5 (8) 8. Jacob Allen 1a (7)

Eight lap heats saw no movement in the top five after the first lap was run. The top two finishers went to the Dash, and the top five to the feature. J. Johnson was strong in this one, winning by over a straightaway. Kinser ran down Schuchart late, but settled for fourth. Times in the heats were significantly faster than qualifying, with some of J. Johnson’s laps timing in under the 16-year-old track record of Craig Dollansky (15.670).

Heat two (started): 1. Schatz 15 (1) 2. Bacon 99 (2) 3. Sweet 49 (3) 4. Paul McMahan 4 (5) 5. Ian Madsen 18 (4) / 6. Wayne Johnson 2c (7) 7. Aaron Reutzel 87 (6) 8. Clyde Knipp 13 (8)

Schatz led the distance. McMahan used a low move to shoot from row three up to fourth. Bacon held off Sweet at the line for a Dash spot. W. Johnson challenged I. Madsen elary for the final transfer.

Heat three (started): 1. Saldana 17 (2) 2. Brian Brown 21 (4) 3. Sides 7s (1) 4. David Gravel 5 (3) 5. Shane Stewart 2 (5) / 6. Austin McCarl 17A (6) 7. RJ Johnson 71A (7) 8. Glen Saville 75 (8)

Brown made his night by shooting on the high side of one and two when the green fell, getting by Sides for the second Dash spot. A. McCarl will be back in the TKS Motorsports #2KS at Knoxville Saturday. Saville hopes to take the wing off and compete with the WAR series at Lucas Oil Speedway Saturday.

Heat four (started): 1. K. Madsen 2m (1) 2. T. McCarl 24 (2) 3. Brent Marks 19 (3) 4. Danny Lasoski 33 (4) 5. Greg Wilson w20 (5) / 6. Josh Baughman 17B (8) 7. Tasker Phillips 7w (7) 8. Paul Nienhiser 9x (6)

K. Madsen pulled away from the field in strong fashion in the final heat. He is wrenched by Guy Forbrook, who will join second place and his former driver, T. McCarl in being inducted in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame June 3. Fourth place Lasoski, who won more races with Forbrook than anyone, is already in.

Dash (started): 1. Pittman (2) 2. Saldana (4) 3. Schatz (5) 4. Bacon (1) 5. K. Madsen (3) 6. Brown (7) 7. J. Johnson (6) 8. T. McCarl (8)

An invert of six was drawn for the 6-lapper. The track started widening and there was movement in this one. Pittman was able to lead the distance, but lap two saw Saldana grab second from Bacon, and Schatz move from fifth to fourth as he charged by K. Madsen. Brown would gain a row by passing J. Johnson, and Schatz would make a last lap pass of Bacon for third.

B main (started): 1. Haudenschild (1) 2. W. Johnson (6) 3. Reutzel (2) 4. Nienhiser (4) / 5. A. McCarl (3) 6. Phillips (8) 7. Allen (5) 8. Loyet (9) 9. RJ Johnson (7) 10. Saville (11) 11. Baughman (12) 12. Knipp (10)

Haudenschild took the early lead in the 12-lapper over Reutzel and Nienhiser. W. Johnson shot around A. McCarl, who had a rough start for the fourth and final transfer. The running order would stay that way until the white flag lap, when Saville slowed to bring out a caution. The 12-lap race became thirteen on the restart. Reutzel would slow in turn three on the last lap. Nienhiser checked behind him a bit, allowing W. Johnson to storm around both of them for second. Though he got a little sideways at the finish line, Nienhiser held on to the final transfer spot.

A main (started): 1. Schatz (3) 2. Pittman (1) 3. K. Madsen (5) 4. Saldana (2) 5. Brown (6) 6. J. Johnson (7) 7. Sweet (10) 8. Lasoski (15) 9. Gravel (14) 10. Kinser (12) 11. Stewart (18) 12. Schuchart (9) 13. Sides (11) 14. Haudenschild (20) 15. McMahan (13) 16. Bacon (4) 17. W. Johnson (21) 18. T. McCarl (10) 19. Wilson (19) 20. Nienhiser (23) 21. Hafertepe (16) 22. Reutzel (22) 23. I. Madsen (17) DNS – Marks

Marks could not fire, and did not start. Pittman led early in the 25-lapper over Saldana, Schatz and K. Madsen. Schatz tracked down Saldana and shot by for second on lap eight. Pittman entered lap traffic a lap later. K. Madsen was rolling well, and took third from Saldana on the same circuit. Schatz was working the low side of three and four well, and catching the leader. He would drive by him on lap 12. Five laps later, K. Madsen shot by Pittman for second. Just when it looked like the race would go green to checker, Reutzel blew a left rear tire as the white flag was displayed. Schatz led K. Madsen, Pittman, Saldana, J. Johnson and Brown back to green. While Schatz maintained his lead for his third career win in Sedalia, Pittman regained second from K. Madsen. Brown, who had been strong on the high side, used it to drive around J. Johnson into the top five.

Soapbox Time: Those in charge of Missouri sprint car racing will never learn. I spent much of my life traveling to Missouri for sprint car racing. Those trips have dwindled in the last several years. Tracks have closed down, and there are less sprint cars in the state. Track owners and promoters have eaten their own, and I’ve found Missouri to be the best at this activity. Tonight’s scheduling is one prime example. The World of Outlaws were in Sedalia. That’s been scheduled since early December. The rest of the region needs to take the night off. Instead, an hour away in Grain Valley, the ASCS-Warrior region, WAR sprints and the midgets were in action. I’m sure promoters there would say there really isn’t any crossover as far as drivers. They are probably right, though I’m thinking Jonathan Cornell, his family and friends would have liked to compete with the best in his hometown. True, we are talking about different classes, but again, the fans are forgotten and split. The bottom line at both events was affected. Two sprint car shows, an hour away from each other. The WoO comes to Pevely, this year Sedalia for the first time in five years, and Lakeside (Kansas) late in the year. That’s it. The state needs to rally when the big dogs are in town, not schedule races an hour away. This doesn’t happen in other areas of the country, and is the sole reason Missouri has lost tracks and race teams in the past. Hopefully, the region can work together with Lake Ozark’s return, etc., or the dominoes will continue to fall in the “Show-Me” State.

Pics included at www.OpenWheel101.com

 

 

Sedalia and Knoxville Next for Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101!

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(Bill W) May 1, 2017 – Rain has plagued early season events that are part of the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101 schedule, but this weekend will see two races are planned. Last weekend, most of the Midwest was a wash, and that included Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway.

This weekend’s forecast looks far more inviting! This Friday night, the World of Outlaws visit the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Missouri. On Saturday, Knoxville Raceway will try it again, as we attempt to get two more events in on our schedule.

Join us in supporting sprint car racing in the Midwest!

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

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

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

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

Next Up!

Friday, May 5: Missouri State Fair Speedway, Sedalia, MO (WoO)

Saturday, May 6: Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA

Current Point Standings (Through 4/22/17)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 85 (1)

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

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 58

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

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 40

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

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

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 36

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 35

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 35

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 32

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 30

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 25

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

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 20

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 18

McMahan, Paul, Nashville, TN, 18

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 16

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 14

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12

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

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 10

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 10

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 8

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 6

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 6

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 4

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 4

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 2

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

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

Point System

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

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

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

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

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

Join us in supporting sprint car racing in the Midwest!

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

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

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

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

Next Up!

Saturday, April 29, Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA

Current Point Standings (Through 4/22/17)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 85 (1)

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

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 58

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

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 40

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

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

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 36

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 35

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 35

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 32

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 30

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 25

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

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 20

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 18

McMahan, Paul, Nashville, TN, 18

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 16

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 14

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12

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

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 10

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 10

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 8

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 6

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 6

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 4

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 4

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 2

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

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

Point System

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

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

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

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

by Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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410 Results

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

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

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

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

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

360 Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

305 Results

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

OpenWheel101.com Welcomes The Cushion!

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

T2 Digital, Inc./The Cushion has been involved in LIVE video broadcasting over the internet since early 2007. The Cushion has covered some of the most prestigious events at some of the greatest facilities in racing over the years. They are currently entering their eighth full year in partnership with “The Sprint Car Capital of the World”, Knoxville Raceway. Join them for Pay Per View coverage of Knoxville’s Season Opener this Saturday night, April 15!

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

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

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

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Next Up!

Saturday, April 15, Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA

Current Point Standings (Through 4/8/17)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 85 (1)

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

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 58

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 40

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 35

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 30

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 25

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 20

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

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 18

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 16

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 16

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 14

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 10

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 6

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 4

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 2

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

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

Point System

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4/8/17

34 Raceway

West Burlington, IA

IRA

29 cars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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4/7/17

I-80 Speedway

Greenwood, NE

Bugeaster Bash Night #1

Nebraska 360 Sprints

37 cars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Point System

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

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

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

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

The contingency package was headlined by a giveaway of eight chassis. Each owner in all three sprint car classes was awarded a contingency (see prize list with winners below). The Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) again will provide insurance for all 2016 Knoxville point eligible drivers next season for wherever they may race. The KRCO will also provide each driver a $800 gift certificate to Simpson Racing Products.

After dinner, Promoter John McCoy and new Marketing Director Kendra Jacobs addressed the attendees. In addition to the thanks doled out to those who make Knoxville Raceway what it is, both expressed their excitement for the 2016 season and beyond.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Owner/Team of the Year” Awards went out to the Christian Bowman Racing #15 (305), the Boyd and Glenda Fluth #40 (360) and the Big Game Motorsports #2 (410).

The big hardware went out last to the top five drivers in the Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series point standings. In the 305 class, Mike Mayberry (5th), Chris Walraven (4th), McKenna Haase (3rd), Devin Kline (2nd) and Christian Bowman (champion) were honored.

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

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

Contingency Winners by Draw (presented to owners)…

305 Class:

J&J Chassis: Joe Simbro

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

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

360 Class:

J&J Chassis: Clint Garner

EMI Chassis: John Anderson

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

Winters Rear-end Kit/FSR Radiator: Alan Zoutte

KSE Gen2 Steering Gear: Rob Weuve, Nate Van Haaften

Vortex Wing/10 Free Pit Passes: Sawyer Phillips

Waterman Fuel Pump/VSE Shock Set: Jamie Ball

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

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

Vortex Wing/Schoenfeld Mufflers: Mike Van Haaften

Winters Rear-end: Ryan Giles

410 Class:

EMI Chassis: Bob Weuve

Maxim Chassis: Bronson Maeschen, Kevin Hetrick

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

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

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

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

All Pro Cylinder Heads: Big Game Motorsports #2

 

 

 

11/5/16

I-30 Speedway

Little Rock, AR

Short Track Nationals

63 cars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


11/4/16

I-30 Speedway

Little Rock, AR

Short Track Nationals Night #2

59 cars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

11/3/16

I-30 Speedway

Little Rock, AR

Short Track Nationals Night #1

62 cars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

10/22/16

Salina Highbanks Speedway

Salina, OK

WoO

26 cars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Not much movement in this one after lap one.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

10/21/16

Lakeside Speedway

Kansas City, KS

WoO

26 cars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

10/15/16

Port Royal Speedway

Port Royal, PA

WoO

46 cars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pittman led the distance in another race with minimal passing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

10/15/16

Williams Grove Speedway

Mechanicsburg, PA

Williams Grove Open

WoO

48 cars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

10/1/2016

St. Francois County Raceway

Farmington, MO

21st Annual Queen’s Royale

NSL

38 cars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

9/25/2016

Eldora Speedway

Rossburg, OH

4 Crown Nationals

USAC National Sprint Cars

USAC National Midgets

All Stars

USAC Silver Crown

40 USAC National Sprint Cars

25 USAC National Midgets

37 All Stars

24 USAC Silver Crown Cars

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

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

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

USAC National Sprint Cars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

USAC National Midgets

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All Stars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

USAC Silver Crown

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

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

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

 

 

 

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9/23/2016

Eldora Speedway

Rossburg, OH

WoO

42 cars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Three Champions, Three Winners at Knoxville Raceway!

by Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

410 Results

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

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

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

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

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

360 Results

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

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

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

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

305 Results

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

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

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

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

 

 

8/21/16

Angell Park Speedway

Sun Prairie, WI

WoO/IRA

Badger Midgets

37 sprints

21 midgets

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

WoO/IRA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Badger Midgets

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

McCarl will grid the Saturday lineup tenth.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Drivers Locked into Saturday’s A main

1 9 Daryn Pittman 485

2 41 Jason Johnson 481

3 1AUS Kerry Madsen 479

4 71 Jamie Veal 477

5 15 Donny Schatz 476

6 10H Chad Kemenah 476

7 49 Brad Sweet 474

8 2S Shane Stewart 472

9 3K Tim Kaeding 470

10 7X Terry McCarl 467

11 5 David Gravel 464

12 1 Sammy Swindell 459

13 3H James McFadden 457

14 82 Dusty Zomer 456

15 2KS Craig Dollansky 454

16 47 Jeff Swindell 452

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

17 18 Ian Madsen 449

18 1H Dale Blaney 447

19 57 Kyle Larson 444

20 2C Wayne Johnson 443

21 55 Brooke Tatnell 442

22 1ST Gary Taylor 440

23 19M Brent Marks 436

24 13JT Mark Dobmeier 432

25 12 Lynton Jeffrey 429

26 29 Danny Dietrich 427

Others

27 17B Bill Balog 425

28 83 Joey Saldana 423

29 22 Jac Haudenschild 422

30 09 Matt Juhl 422

31 24 Rico Abreu 420

32 10 Dakota Hendrickson 417

33 70 Danny Holtgraver 416

34 17A Austin McCarl 414

35 27 Greg Hodnett 412

36 1D Justin Henderson 412

37 21H Cap Henry 409

38 21 Brian Brown 409

39 7D Dustin Selvage 408

40 1S Logan Schuchart 405

41 23C Tyler Courtney 399

42 6R Ryan Bunton 398

43 77X Parker Price-Miller 397

44 10V Rager Phillips 396

45 2 Danny Lasoski 394

46 40 Clint Garner 393

47 12H Daniel Harding 393

48 49J Josh Schneiderman 392

49 56N Davey Heskin 391

50 7S Jason Sides 390

51 7 Paul McMahan 390

52 44 Chris Martin 386

53 19P Paige Polyak 386

54 55L Aaron Reutzel 385

55 18JS Jason Solwold 383

56 18W Colby Copeland 383

57 51S Stevie Smith 382

58 71M Dave Blaney 382

59 20 AJ Moeller 381

60 28 Jonathan Cornell 380

61 1Z Lucas Wolfe 378

62 45X Johnny Herrera 377

63 71A RJ Johnson 377

64 84 Scott Bogucki 376

65 99 Brady Bacon 370

66 11K Kraig Kinser 369

67 93 Sheldon Haudenschild 368

68 7W Tasker Phillips 362

69 23S Trey Starks 357

70 26 Willie Croft 349

71 15H Sam Hafertepe Jr. 348

72 1A Jacob Allen 347

73 55W Logan Wagner 345

74 3G Brandon Wimmer 343

75 68 Chase Johnson 342

76 1XX Don Droud Jr. 341

77 2M Matt Moro 331

78 7M Kaley Gharst 323

79 17 Josh Baughman 316

80 W20 Greg Wilson 313

81 4 Jon Agan 312

82 5H Cory Eliason 309

83 49X Tim Shaffer 308

84 88N DJ Netto 308

85 75 Glen Saville 307

86 95 Matt Covington 304

87 11N Randy Hannagan 302

88 1X Chad Trout 298

89 4S Danny Smith 291

90 97 Dean Jacobs 280

91 02 Mike Reinke 275

92 5R Byron Reed 275

93 31B Shane Golobic 265

94 7J Joe Swanson 262

95 20N Hunter Schuerenberg 259

96 00 Dane Lorenc 255

97 3 Billy Alley 246

98 13V Seth Brahmer 229

99 28AM Brian Paulus 228

100 19 Bob Weuve 217

101 21T Ray Allen Kulhanek 214

102 4K Kody Kinser 211

103 23 Jimmy Light 204

104 13 Clyde Knipp 196

105 15B Bobby Mincer 188

106 83C Adam Cruea 187

107 71B Robert Bell 167

 

 

 

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

by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

410 Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday Point Totals

1 9 Daryn Pittman 485

2 71 Jamie Veal 477

3 15 Donny Schatz 476

4 10H Chad Kemenah 476

5 2S Shane Stewart 472

6 1 Sammy Swindell 459

7 82 Dusty Zomer 456

8 2KS Craig Dollansky 454

9 47 Jeff Swindell 452

10 18 Ian Madsen 449

11 2C Wayne Johnson 443

12 12 Lynton Jeffrey 429

13 29 Danny Dietrich 427

14 09 Matt Juhl 422

15 24 Rico Abreu 420

16 10 Dakota Hendrickson 417

17 70 Danny Holtgraver 416

18 17A Austin McCarl 414

19 27 Greg Hodnett 412

20 21 Brian Brown 409

21 1S Logan Schuchart 405

22 12H Daniel Harding 393

23 49J Josh Schneiderman 392

24 56N Davey Heskin 391

25 7S Jason Sides 390

26 7 Paul McMahan 390

27 19P Paige Polyak 386

28 18W Colby Copeland 383

29 20 AJ Moeller 381

30 28 Jonathan Cornell 380

31 45X Johnny Herrera 377

32 84 Scott Bogucki 376

33 93 Sheldon Haudenschild 368

34 7W Tasker Phillips 362

35 26 Willie Croft 349

36 55W Logan Wagner 345

37 3G Brandon Wimmer 343

38 68 Chase Johnson 342

39 2M Matt Moro 331

40 17 Josh Baughman 316

41 75 Glen Saville 307

42 95 Matt Covington 304

43 11N Randy Hannagan 302

44 1X Chad Trout 298

45 4S Danny Smith 291

46 97 Dean Jacobs 280

47 02 Mike Reinke 275

 

 

Daryn Pittman Races to His Third Front Row Challenge Championship!

by Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5th Annual Kustom Concrete Pumping Capitani Classic Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Sammy Swindell Winst the 26th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals!

by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Devin Kline Cops $800 with Ninth Career 305 Win!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

305 Results

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Main

1 40 Clint Garner 492

2 1 Justin Henderson 481

3 3S Sammy Swindell 480

4 22 Tony Shilling 480

5 17X Josh Baughman 479

6 1M Danny Lasoski 476

7 21 Brian Brown 475

8 71 Jamie Veal 472

9 24 Terry McCarl 472

10 82 Dusty Zomer 469

11 6 Carson McCarl 468

12 5J Jamie Ball 467

13 1H Dale Blaney 466

14 7W Tasker Phillips 465

15 18 Ian Madsen 464

16 17WX Bryan Clauson 464

17 25 Brooke Tatnell 462

18 56N Davey Heskin 461

19 9 Ryan Giles 461

20 18R Ryan Roberts 452

B Main (4 transfer)

21 53D Jack Dover 441

22 5H Cory Eliason 440

23 2M Matt Moro 440

24 11X John Carney II 438

25 23 Seth Bergman 437

26 87 Aaron Reutzel 437

27 13V Seth Brahmer 437

28 95 Matt Covington 429

29 45X Johnny Herrera 427

30 3P Sawyer Phillips 425

31 10 Calvin Landis 424

32 9P Rager Phillips 422

33 84 Brandon Hanks 422

34 3A Billy Alley 422

35 34DD Jac Haudenschild 421

36 1X Don Droud Jr. 420

37 29 Russ Hall 419

38 18S Justin Sanders 418

39 2C Wayne Johnson 417

40 23D Devon Dobie 417

C Main (4 transfer)

41 17W Harli White 416

42 75X JT Imperial 414

43 44 Chris Martin 413

44 15H Sam Hafertepe Jr. 413

45 24H Kade Higday 405

46 35L Cody Ledger 404

47 9M Ricky Montgomery 402

48 9JR Derek Hagar 402

49 3 Nate Van Haaften 401

50 12H Daniel Harding 399

51 21T Ray Allen Kulhanek 394

52 94 Jeff Swindell 392

53 17 Tyler Groenendyk 391

54 22H Randy Hannagan 389

55 53 Joe Beaver 381

56 4 Jon Agan 380

57 10H Chad Kemenah 368

58 86 Tony Bruce Jr. 361

59 12 James Mosher 359

60 52 Blake Hahn 355

D main (4 transfer)

61 49X Tim Shaffer 353

62 26 Willie Croft 351

63 71C Stacey Alexander 349

64 31B Sheldon Haudenschild 347

65 1T Billy Butler 347

66 50Z Zach Chappell 346

67 85 Forrest Sutherland 346

68 14J Josh Riggins 345

69 18JS Jason Solwold 342

70 4J Lee Grosz 340

71 O3 Joe Wood Jr. 338

72 9Z Jared Goerges 332

74 O7 Michael Bookout 332

75 98 Chris Masters 329

76 4S Adam Speckman 323

77 20 Casey Friedrichsen 320

78 81A Chris Morgan 317

79 22B Jesse Baker 315

80 14K Kyle Bellm 314

E main (4 transfer)

81 4M Evan Martin 311

82 2L Logan Forler 306

83 2K Kevin Ingle 306

84 99 John Schulz 306

85 55 McKenna Haase 300

86 33 Alan Zoutte 296

87 77X Alex Hill 279

88 5 Phil Walter 273

89 1A John Anderson 269

90 18W Colby Copeland 267

91 11N Ed Neumeister 264

92 88N DJ Netto 237

93 7J Joe Swanson 234

 

 

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

by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday Night Point Totals

1 1 Justin Henderson 481

2 3S Sammy Swindell 480

3 22 Tony Shilling 480

4 17X Josh Baughman 479

5 1M Danny Lasoski 476

6 24 Terry McCarl 472

7 5J Jamie Ball 467

8 18 Ian Madsen 464

9 17WX Bryan Clauson 464

10 9 Ryan Giles 461

11 18R Ryan Roberts 452

12 5H Cory Eliason 440

13 87 Aaron Reutzel 437

14 13V Seth Brahmer 437

15 95 Matt Covington 429

16 3P Sawyer Phillips 425

17 84 Brandon Hanks 422

18 23D Devon Dobie 417

19 75X JT Imperial 414

20 24H Kade Higday 405

21 35L Cody Ledger 404

22 9M Ricky Montgomery 402

23 9JR Derek Hagar 402

24 3 Nate Van Haaften 401

25 12H Daniel Harding 399

26 21T Ray Allen Kulhanek 394

27 94 Jeff Swindell 392

28 17 Tyler Groenendyk 391

29 10H Chad Kemenah 368

30 86 Tony Bruce Jr. 361

31 12 James Mosher 359

32 49X Tim Shaffer 353

33 71C Stacey Alexander 349

34 50Z Zach Chappell 346

35 85 Forrest Sutherland 346

36 9Z Jared Goerges 332

37 O7 Michael Bookout 332

38 98 Chris Masters 329

39 4S Adam Speckman 323

40 22B Jesse Baker 315

41 2K Kevin Ingle 306

 

 

7/31/16

Hancock County Speedway

Britt, IA

NSL

20 cars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

by Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

410 Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

360 Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


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