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Champions and Family Celebrated at 2018 Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup Series Banquet!

(Bill W) November 17, 2018 – In racing, family is what ties it together. At Saturday night’s Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup Series Banquet, the racing family was celebrated as over $250,000 in cash and contingencies were handed out. The event again played host to over 500 guests at the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa, and was emceed by track announcers Tony Bokhoven and Kris Krug.

The contingency package was headlined by a giveaway of seven chassis. Each owner in all three sprint car classes was awarded a contingency (see prize list with winners below). The Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) again will provide insurance for all 2018 Knoxville point eligible drivers and their efforts were applauded several times. Bell Racing USA also provided helmets to all three KCCS champions. Envelopes at each table were provided for donations for the California wildfire victims, including many of our racing friends in the “Golden State”.

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 2019 season and beyond.

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

The “Jr. Fan Club Driver of the Year” was announced. McKenna Haase received her fifth consecutive Award.

Marty Howard was named the honoree of the “Knoxville Raceway Fans of the Year”. Howard of Howard Law has contributed much to Knoxville’s racers the past few years.

The "Lyle Boyd Hard Charger Award" awards the drivers who passed the most cars in A main events this season. Ryan Leavitt received the award in the 305 class, with Sawyer Phillips (360) and Davey Heskin (410) receiving the award in their respective classes. It was Heskin’s third such award.

Brooke Tatnell was named the “Sportsman of the Year” in the 410 class, while Matt Moro (the second in his career) picked up the honor in the 360 class. Evan Epperson, won the award in the 305 class.

Bob Baker, the Executive Director of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, presented the “Ralph Capitani Heritage Award” to Knoxville Raceway videographer, Kris Krohn, who has been shooting high atop Knoxville Raceway for 25 years.

Jayce Jenkins (305), Nate Mills (360), and Carson McCarl (410) were named “Rookie of the Year” in their respective classes.

“Owner/Team of the Year” Awards went out to the Dwight and Eric Bridger #81E (305) for the second straight year, Boyd and Glenda Fluth #40 (360) for the third time and the TKs Motorsports #2KS (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, Jayce Jenkins (5th), Mike Mayberry (4th), Matt Stelzer (3rd), Ryan Leavitt (2nd) and Eric Bridger (champion) were honored.

In the 360 class, Calvin Landis (5th), Sawyer Phillips (4th), Matt Moro (3rd), Ryan Giles (2nd) and Clint Garner (champion) were honored. It was Garner’s eighth 360 track championship.

In the 410 class, Matt Juhl (5th), Davey Heskin (4th), Brooke Tatnell (3rd), Terry McCarl (2nd) and Austin McCarl (champion) were honored. It was Austin’s first title, as he followed in his father Terry’s footsteps (seven career track championships).

Contingency Winners by Draw (presented to owners)…

305 Class:

J&J Chassis: Ryan Leavitt

Weld Wheel: Casey Greubel
Vortex Wings: Ryan Leavitt, Joe Simbro, Jon Hughes, Jayce Jenkins, Matt Stelzer, Casey Greubel
HRP Wing: Dan Henning, Mike Ayers, Chase Young, Evan Epperson
Winters Front End Kit: Mike Mayberry, Eric Bridger

360 Class:

EMi Chassis: Ryan Giles

J&J Chassis: Christian Bowman

Weld Wheel: Matt Moro

Vortex Wing and Ten Pit Passes: Nate Mills, Cody Wehrle, Nate Van Haaften

Winters Rear-end: Calvin Landis, Matt Moro, Joe Beaver, Clint Garner

Winters Front-end, FSR Radiator: Tom Lenz, Mitchell Alexander, Sawyer Phillips

Waterman Fuel Pump, HRP Wing: McKenna Haase

Winters Front-end, Schoenfeld Headers: Brad Comegys

410 Class:

EMi Chassis: Austin McCarl

Maxim Chassis: Chase Wanner, Glen Saville

J&J Chassis: Brooke Tatnell, Terry McCarl

Weld Wheel: Bob Weuve

Winters Rear-end: RJ Johnson, Davey Heskin

Vortex Wing, Ti-64 Bolt Kit: Bob Weuve, Josh Schneiderman

BMRS Line Kit, Kinsler Fuel Pump: Bobby Mincer, AJ Moeller

Waterman Fuel Pump, HRP Wing: Lynton Jeffrey

KSE Steering, Vortex Wing: Matt Juhl, Rager Phillips

All Pro Cylinder Heads: Carson McCarl

Schoenfeld Headers, Vortex Wing: Tasker Phillips

 

 

10/21/18

Wayne County Speedway

Wayne City, IL

Jason Leffler Memorial

USAC National Midgets

41 cars

A cool evening welcomed the throng of fans gathering in rural Wayne County for this year’s version of the Jason Leffler Memorial Race. A good midget race on a small bullring like the 1/5-mile oval here, is always entertaining. The current midget culture is a unique one in dirt track racing. Most of these drivers don’t own their own stuff. Many are between the ages of 14-25. That combination leads to shaky decisions on the track that often lead to excitement, disaster, or both. Mostly, it can be really entertaining to watch.

Heat one (started): 1. Tyler Thomas 91T (2) 2. Christopher Bell 21 (1) 3. Zach Daum 5D (4) 4. Logan Seavey 67 (5) 5. Ethan Mitchell 19M (3) 6. Zeb Wise 39BC (8) 7. Sam Johnson 72 (7) 8. Brian Grogan 7G (6) DNS – Brian Jones 51B

10 lap heats used passing points to line up Qualifiers. The track was dry to start the night. T. Thomas led Bell and Daum for the distance. By the halfway mark, Wise had moved from the tail to fifth. Seavey came on late, from row three to get by Wise and Mitchell for fourth.

Heat two (started): 1. Chad Boat 74 (2) 2. Alex Bright 77 (1) 3. Cole Bodine 39B (4) 4. Spencer Bayston 97 (7) 5. Cannon McIntosh 08 (8) 6. David Budres 23 (6) 7. Karsyn Elledge 83 (5) 8. Ray Seach 31 (3)

Boat led from the start and dominated. On lap six, a third running Seach smacked the turn four infield tire, and was done. McIntosh used the restart to get by Budres for fifth.

Heat three (started): 1. Tyler Courtney 7BC (1) 2. Justin Grant 17BC (2) 3. Ryan Robinson 71 (3) 4. Dave Darland 7D (5) 5. Jonathan Beason 8J (7) 6. Russ Gamester 51 (8) 7. Kevin Thomas Jr. 63 (6) 8. Travis Young 11Y (4)

This was a mostly single-file affair that had two cautions. Young spun with one lap completed, and then K. Thomas got sideways, collecting Young with three down.

Heat four (started): 1. Brady Bacon 76M (3) 2. Jerry Coons Jr. 25 (4) 3. Holley Hollan 35 (1) 4. Holly Shelton 67K (6) 5. Tucker Klaasmeyer 27 (8) 6. Garrett Thomas 56Y (7) 7. Daryn Pittman 21P (5) 8. Chase Jones 33 (2)

Hollan led Petry teammate Coons and Bacon early. Bacon used the high side to shoot around Coons for second on the second lap, and the lead trio went three-wide in turn four on lap three, with Bacon emerging with the lead. Coons took second on lap four. C. Jones spun, collecting Klaasmeyer on lap five. Pittman had worked up to fourth when he slowed with two to go and retired for the night.

Heat five (started): 1. Jake Neuman 3N (1) 2. Jason McDougal 15 (8) 3. Tanner Carrick 71K (3) 4. Daniel Robinson 91 (6) 5. McKenna Haase 85 (5) 6. Kyle O’Gara 67F (4) 7. Brayton Lynch 1K (7) 8. Mark Chisholm 56x (2)

Neuman led the distance, but all eyes were on McDougal, who was a rare resident of the top groove after starting on the tail. He shot into fourth by lap two, took third from D. Robinson on lap five and edged Carrick at the line for second.

Qualifier One (started, *qualified for feature): 1. McDougal (6*) 2. Darland (1*) 3. Bodine (3*) 4. Coons (5*) 5. K. Thomas Jr. (9) 6. Grant (4) 7. Chisholm (11) 8. Young (10) 9. Budres (8) 10. Haase (7) 11. Klaasmeyer (2)

12-lap qualifiers were inverted by six according to heat passing points. The top sixteen in combined points between heats and qualifiers locked into the A. More McDougal in this one. Darland led early over Bodine and Klaasmeyer. Haase spun on lap four. The restart saw Darland leading Bodine, Coons, Klaasmeyer and McDougal. McDougal shot into fourth, and then took third on lap six. He passed Bodine for second on lap eight, and then roared into the lead with three to go. One final caution came out for a spun Haase.

Qualifier Two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Courtney (5*) 2. Bell (4*) 3. Wise (7*) 4. Bacon (6*) 5. Shelton (4) 6. R. Robinson (2) 7. Hollan (1) 8. S. Johnson (8) 9. Elledge (9) 10. B. Jones (10)

Hollan led lap one ahead of Shelton and Courtney. Courtney slid into the lead on lap two. Great racing was happening behind the leaders between Wise and Bacon. They swapped fifth, then fourth, then third as they moved up through the field. They banged wheels and then went three-wide into third and fourth.

Qualifier Three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. T. Thomas (6*) 2. Neuman (5*) 3. Beason (1*) 4. Carrick (2*) 5. Bright (4*) 6. D. Robinson (3) 7. O’Gara (8) 8. Seach (9) 9. G. Thomas (7) DNS – Pittman

D. Robinson led Beason and Neuman, up from fifth, early on. Neuman passed the top two to lead on lap two. At the halfway point, Neuman led Beason, Carrick, and T. Thomas before Seach stopped, bringing caution. T. Thomas had new life, moving into third on the restart, passing Beason for second on lap eight and Neuman for the lead on lap nine.

Qualifier Four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Seavey (2*) 2. Boat (6*) 3. Bayston (5*) 4. Gamester (1) 5. Daum (4) 6. Mitchell (7) 7. Lynch (8) 8. Grogan (9) 9. McIntosh (3) 10. C. Jones (10)

Gamester led Seavey and Daum early. Seavey would take the point and pull away at the halfway point. Gamester contacted an infield tire and slowed on lap eight. Boat shot into second at that point. With a lap to go, C. Jones tipped over. He was uninjured. McIntosh was also involved. Gamester was penalized back to fourth for being out of line on the restart.

C main (started): 1. Budres (2) 2. Haase (4) 3. Klaasmeyer (6) 4. Seach (7) / 5. Grogan (5) 6. Elledge (8) 7. G. Thomas (1) 8. Young (3) DNS – B. Jones, C. Jones, Pittman

Budres led the distance in the 12-lapper that took the top four to the B. Haase passed G. Thomas for second on lap two. Klassmeyer moved up into a transfer by lap four, and passed Seach, who started in row four for third with three to go.

B main (started): 1. Grant (3) 2. K. Thomas Jr. (6) 3. Daum (1) 4. Shelton (2) 5. R. Robinson (7) 6. Klaasmeyer (17) / 7. Gamester (5) 8. Hollan (9) 9. O’Gara (10) 10. McIntosh (11) 11. Seach (18) 12. S. Johnson (14) 13. Budres (15) 14. Chisholm (13) 15. Mitchell (8) 16. Haase (16) 17. D. Robinson (4) 18. Lynch (12)

The 15-lap B took the top six to the A. Daum led Grant and Shelton early. K. Thomas Jr. and D. Robinson moved into third and fourth by lap four.Grant shot into the led on lap seven. K. Thomas Jr. passed Daum for second on lap eight. R. Robinson worked by Gamester for the sixth and final transfer on the same lap. S. Johnson spun with five to go. Grant led K. Thomas Jr., Daum, Shelton, D. Robinson and R. Robinson back to green. Klaasmeyer was up to eighth from row nine. Klaasmeyer continued his charge and looked to be driving around D. Robinson for a transfer. D. Robinson drove all the way to the wall, and directly into Klaasmeyer. Luckily, both continued. Meanwhile, Mitchell and Lynch got together in turn one. The race for the final transfer was on. D. Robinson would spin in the final corner, handing it to Klaasmeyer in a mad scramble that involved four cars. Whether he spun by himself, or with help, most in the crowd though it was justice for D. Robinson’s earlier incident. Confrontations in the pits ensued, but cooler heads prevailed.

A main (started): 1. T. Thomas (2) 2. Boat (4) 3. Courtney (3) 4. Grant (17) 5. Beason (14) 6. Bell (7) 7. Bayston (8) 8. Wise (12) 9. Seavey (9) 10. K. Thomas Jr. (17) 11. R. Robinson (21) 12. Bodine (11) 13. S. Johnson (23, prov.) 14. Bright (14) 15. Coons (10) 16. Bacon (6) 17. Carrick (15) 18. Darland (13) 19. Neuman (5) 20. Shelton (20) 21. Klaasmeyer (22) 22. McDougal (1) 23. Daum (19)

McDougal led the 40-lapper early over T. Thomas and Courtney. T. Thomas would find his way under McDougal to lead lap four, and he was into lapped traffic on lap 13. Bell looked good in traffic, and got by Courtney for third on lap 15. One circuit later, he tangled with the lapped car of Daum, and had to restart at the rear. T. Thomas led McDougal, Courtney, Boat and Bayston back to green. Nineteen laps in, Courtney slid across two and into McDougal in a battle for second. McDougal suffered front end damage and was done. T. Thomas led Courtney, Boat, Seavey and Bayston back to green. Klaasmeyer would tip over on lap 27. He was unhurt. Grant was suddenly into the top five after starting 17th. Bacon stopped, bringing caution with nine to go. T. Thomas led Courtney, Boat, Seavey and Grant back to green. Grant shot by Seavey for fourth on the restart. Beason would come with Grant after starting 14th and grab fifth. Coming for the white flag, Boat would pass Courtney for second. Meanwhile, up front, no one challenged T. Thomas and he cashed in $10,000.

 

 

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10/5/18

I-30 Speedway

Short Track Nationals Night #1

73 cars

Heat one (started): 1. Cody Gardner 88R (2) 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (8) 3. Tyson Hall 5x (1) 4. Cannon McIntosh 08 (3) 5. Zach Pringle 8z (7) 6. Justin Webb 31 (5) 7. Spencer Meredith 21m (9) 8. Gary Floyd 58 (6) 9. Martin Edwards 45 (4)

10-lap heats used passing points to send the top 40 to four Qualifiers. Tonight’s action did not have a bearing on Saturday’s finale other than the top point getters in combined points between Friday and Saturday, who don’t qualify for the feature Saturday will start 19th and 20th. Gardner led the distance in this one. Hall and McIntosh trailed him early. Z. Pringle was up to fifth early on. Hafertepe was on the move from the tail, going from sixth to fourth on lap three. Meredith had a left front tire fly off at the halfway point. Hafertepe shot to third on the restart. He’d pass Hall for second with two to go. Edwards exited emanating smoke while running fourth.

Heat two (started): 1. Dustin Gates 6 (3) 2. Brady Bacon 99B (6) 3. Channin Tankersley 17T (4) 4. Eric Lutz 5 (7) 5. Chase Howard 44c (2) 6. Dakota Gaines D6 (5) 7. Joe Young 12T (8) 8. Kenny Coke 24 (1)

Gates led from flag to flag. C. Howard trailed him early, followed by Tankersley. Bacon was on the move. He was fifth by lap two, then took fourth from Gaines on lap four. Meanwhile, Lutz moved from the back to fifth. On lap seven, Bacon passed Tankersley and C. Howard for second. He and Tankersley put on a good race. Lutz would get by C. Howard on the last lap for fourth.

Heat three (started): 1. Mike Goodman 11G (1) 2. Matt Covington 95 (6) 3. Johnny Herrera 45x (3) 4. Terry Gray 10 (2) 5. Brandon Hanks 84 (5) 6. Kevin Hinkle 21K (7) 7. Dewayne White 10K (4) DNS – Travis Rilat 00

Goodman led throughout. Gray was second early, followed by Herrera. Gray and Goodman put on a great race for the lead. On lap three, Covington had moved from the tail to fourth. He took third from Herrera on lap six, as you could throw a blanket on the top four. Herrera would battle back by Covington, and then made contact with Gray. Both drivers lost spots, and Covington snatched second.

Heat four (started): 1. Marshall Skinner 26 (1) 2. Tim Crawley 1x (4) 3. Joe B. Miller 51B (2) 4. Wayne Johnson 2c (5) 5. Morgan Turpen 10m (6) 6. Jeff Swindell 94 (8) 7. Ernie Ainsworth 91A (3) 8. Chance McCrary 13m (7)

Skinner led the distance in what was clearly the stoutest heat. It included the I-30 track champ (Ainsworth), two-time USCS champ Turpen, four-time STN winner Crawley, and former STN winner Johnson, as well as Skinner, Miller and Swindell. It was a tough draw for McCrary. The battle was on for second most of the race. Miller held off Crawley until the veteran nipped him at the finish line. W. Johnson took fourth from Turpen on lap four.

Heat five (started): 1. Howard Moore 40 (3) 2. Koty Adams 21A (7) 3. Cody Howard 57 (1) 4. Robbie Price 1 (5) 5. Jason Howell 44 (2) 6. Rick Kahler 72K (6) 7. Jake Knight 93 (4) 8. Burt Wilson 10K2 (8)

Moore led the distance, grabbing the lap one lead and pulling away for the win. Adams used the low side to shoot from seventh to third on lap one. He’d take second from C. Howard on lap five, while Price moved into third. With a lap to go, Price would do a 360 spin, but hold fourth.

Heat six (started): 1. Jordon Mallett 14 (3) 2. Seth Bergman 23 (6) 3. Chris Martin 44m (5) 4. Carson Short 21x (7) 5. Dale Howard 47 (2) 6. Brad Bowden 39 (4) 7. Tucker Doughty 2x (8) 8. Dale Wester 12w (1)

Mallett led D. Howard and Wester early. Bowden moved into third on lap three, and C. Martin was fourth by lap four. C. Martin used the high side to pass Bowden for third on lap five. With a lap to go, the battle for second was three-wide. Bergman came from nowhere on the high side to take second, while Short did the same to grab fourth on the last lap.

Heat seven (started): 1. Dylan Westbrook 47x (6) 2. Harli White 17w (2) 3. Wally Henson 2H (3) 4. Blake Jenkins 99J (1) 5. Alex Hill 77x (5) 6. Claud Estes III 74E (3) 7. Scott Smith 12 (8) 8. Adam Miller 32m (7)

White led Jenkins and a charging Westbrook on lap one. Westbrook provided the entertainment, busting the cushion on both end. He claimed second by lap two, and shot around White for the point on lap three. Henson made a pass of Jenkins with two to go to grab third.

Heat eight (started): 1. Tony Bruce Jr. 86 (3) 2. Derek Hagar JR (7) 3. Jamie Ball 5J (4) 4. Jan Howard 121 (1) 5. Joseph Miller 30 (2) 6. Layne Himebaugh 94L (8) 7. Wade Woolsey 29w (5) 8. Sammy Swindell 3 (6)

Bruce got by the row one starters to lead lap one over J. Howard and Jos. Miller. Ball spun with a lap in the books, bringing caution. S. Swindell was on the move from outside row three and grabbed third on the restart with Hagar in tow. Hagar would get by Sammy, before a throttle linkage issue sidelined Swindell. Bruce led J. Howard, Hagar, Jos. Miller and Ball back to green. Hagar grabbed second on the restart. Ball would bounce back from the tail to gain third at the white flag.

Heat nine (started): 1. Blake Hahn 52 (6) 2. Skylar Gee 99 (8) 3. Ryan Bickett 17B (4) 4. Ronny Howard 44H (1) 5. John Carney II J2 (5) 6. Eric Baldaccini 0 (2) 7. Rick Pringle 38 (7) 8. Kyle Clark 9$ (3)

R. Howard led early over Clark and Bickett. Clark lost a steering bolt a lap in, but avoided a serious incident. R. Howard led Bickett, Hahn, Carney and Baldaccini back to green. Bickett would surge to the lead with Hahn in tow. Hahn would shoot by Bickett for the lead on lap four. A lap later, Gee, ripping the cushion, would cruise by R. Howard for third. Gee would continue his charge, gaining second from Bickett with three to go.

Qualifier one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. H. White (1*) 2. Bruce (3*) 3. Skinner (2) 4. Bergman (4*) 5. Adams (5*) 6. Westbrook (6*) 7. McIntosh (9) 8. Price (8) 9. Bickett (7) 10. Himebaugh (10)

White led the 10-lapper throughout. Combined passing points between heats and qualifiers were used to lock the top 14 in the feature. Skinner was second early, but Bruce took the spot on lap three. The best racing was for third between Skinner and Bergman late. The track really slicked off from bottom to top. The first three qualifiers were mostly contested on the bottom half of the track.

Qualifier two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. C. Martin (2*) 2. Hagar (5*) 3. Turpen (9*) 4. Hahn (6*) 5. Herrera (7) 6. Gardner (3) 7. Jenkins (10) 8. Gates (4) 9. Tankersley (1) 10. Hall (8)

Gardner spun before a lap could be completed. On the restart, C. Martin contacted Tankersley sending him around. C. Martin would led wire to wire from there. Hagar moved into second immediately. Turpen was on the move from the tail, and grabbed third by getting by Gates, Hahn and Herrera by the halfway point.

Qualifier three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Hafertepe Jr. (6*) 2. Crawley (3*) 3. Henson (1) 4. Joe B. Miller (7) 5. Bacon (5) 6. Moore (4) 7. Co. Howard (8) 8. Gray (9) 9. Lutz (2) 10. J. Howard (10)

Henson led Lutz and Hafertpe early. Hafertepe disposed of Lutz on lap two and Henson on lap four to take the lead. Crawley worked under Lutz for third on lap four before J. Howard spun. Hafertepe Led Henson, Crawley, Lutz and Joe B. Miller back to green. A three-way battle for fifth saw all three try to hit the same spot. The result was Bacon and Lutz piled up in one. Bacon would restart. Crawley shot to second on the restart.

Qualifier four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Ball (1*) 2. Goodman (3*) 3. Mallett (4*) 4. Short (2) 5. Covington (5) 6. Gee (6) 7. W. Johnson (7) 8. R. Howard (10) 9. Z. Pringle (7) 10. J. Swindell (9)

J. Swindell worked inside W. Johnson in turn one and launched off his left front, getting upside down. He was unhurt and W. Johnson restarted with a twisted nose wing. Ball led Goodman and Short early. Covington would move into third at the halfway point before Z. Pringle lost power on the front stretch and collected W. Johnson, who probably wished he hadn’t pushed off. On the restart, Mallett was able to move by Covington for third.

C main one (started): 1. Carney II (2) 2. Gaines (4) 3. Estes III (6) / 4. Hanks (1) 5. Kahler (3) 6. Woolsey (8) 7. Coke (13) 8. Wilson (10) 9. Knight (7) 10. Meredith (11) 11. Smith (5) 12. Wester (12) 13. McCrary (9) DNS – Ch. Howard, D. Howard, R. Pringle, Rilat

Carney led Hanks and Estes early in the 12-lapper taking three to the B. Knight spun on lap two, collecting Wester. Once green, Hanks was running second when he performed a 360 and kept running. He lost several spots. Meredith spun bringing a caution on the next lap. Carney led Estes, Smith, Kahler and Gaines back to green. Smith moved up to second, while Hanks re-entered the top five on the restart. Gaines and Estes raced hard for the third and final transfer, with Gaines getting the spot with three to go. Hanks had help into another 360 spint with 11 down. Gaines would get over Smith’s left front in a battle for second on the last lap, sending Smith pitside. Estes inherited the final transfer.

C main two (started): 1. Hill (1) 2. S. Swindell (14) 3. Ainsworth (11) / 4. Hinkle (2) 5. Webb (5) 6. Joseph Miller (4) 7. Baldaccini (8) 8. Clark (15) 9. Young (6) 10. Howell (3) 11. Doughty (12) 12. A. Miller (13) 13. D. White (10) 14. Bowden (7) 15. Edwards (16) 16. Floyd (9)

Hill led Hinkle and J. Miller early. A three-way, three-wide battle for third developed as Baldaccini and Bowden joined J. Miller. Baldaccini and J. Miller traded the spot on lap five and six. Bowden would spin, collecting S. Swindell, who somehow kept the car rolling on lap seven. The restart saw Hill leading Hinkle, J. Miller, Baldaccini and S. Swindell. Sammy grabbed fourth on the restart and then took the third and final transfer from J. Miller with three to go. He passed Hinkle for second on lap 10. Ainsworth, coming from the back like S. Swindell captured the third and final transfer from Hinkle on the last lap.

B main one (started): 1. Covington (2) 2. Gee (1) 3. Joe B. Miller (3) / 4. Moore (4) 5. Herrera (5) 6. Carney (12) 7. Gates (6) 8. Lutz (8) 9. Co. Howard (7) 10. Himebaugh (11) 11. Estes III (14) 12. Tankersley (10) 13. Gaines (13) 14. Price (9) DNS – W. Johnson, J. Howard

The 12-lapper took the top three to the A. The top three remained the same throughout with the bottom still the preferred line. The only caution came for a Himebaugh spin.

B main two (started): 1. Bacon (1) 2. Short (4) 3. Skinner (2) / 4. Gardner (5) 5. McIntosh (7) 6. Z. Pringle (10) 7. Henson (3) 8. Ainsworth (14) 9. R. Howard (8) 10. Bickett (11) 11. Jenkins (5) 12. Gray (9) 13. Hill (12) 14. S. Swindell (13) DNS – Hall, J. Swindell

Bacon led Skinner and Jenkins early. Contact between Gray and Hill sent Hill upside down in turn one. Sammy spun at the same time and exited. No one was injured. Bacon led Skinner, Jenkins, Short and Gardner back to green. Gardner surged as the middle cleared off a bit, getting by Short for fourth, then Jenkins for the third and final transfer. Jenkins would spin at the halfway point, surrendering fourth. Bacon now led Skinner, Gardner, Short and McIntosh back to green. Short would move up the track through the middle and shoot by Gardner for third and then Skinner for second.

A main (started): 1. Hafertepe (1) 2. Hagar (2) 3. Crawley (6) 4. Hahn (3) 5. Mallett (7) 6. Bruce (4) 7. Bacon (16) 8. Goodman (8) 9. Turpen (10) 10. Westbrook (14) 11. Bergman (11) 12. Covington (15) 13. Ball (12) 14. C. Martin (5) 15. Gee (17) 16. Joe B. Miller (19) 17. Adams (13) 18. Skinner (20) 19. H. White (9) 20. Short (18)

The feature paid $2,750 and was 27 laps in honor of the late Memphis native, Greg Hodnett. Bobbi and Jaxx Johnson were also present with the former ASCS National champion #41 on display. Hafertepe would lead from start to finish. Hagar pressured at times, and Crawley threw his hat in the ring as well. Bacon, who started 16th was in the top ten by a lap seven spin by H. White. Another caution came for a 360 spin from Short on lap 14. The leader was in lapped traffic with four to go. Crawley passed Hagar briefly on lap 26, but Hagar held him off for second. Baocn was the hard-charger. Hafertepe and Hagar garnered the most points and are guaranteed spots 19 and 20 Saturday night if they aren’t already in. 2018 I-30 track champ Ainsworth has a guaranteed provisional.

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 262 (1)

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 254

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

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

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

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

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

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 122

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 120

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

Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 110

Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 107

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

Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 100

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

Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 87

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

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 70

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

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

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

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

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 54

Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 54

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

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

Brandon McMullen, Plymouth, WI, 45

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

Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 36

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

Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 30

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 30

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

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

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

Phillip Mock, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 18

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

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

Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 14

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

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

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

John Parker, Springfield, IL, 8

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

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

Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 4

Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 4

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

WoO Platinum Driver Feature Wins:

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

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

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

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

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

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9/2/18

Lake Ozark Speedway

Eldon, MO

LOS 360 Nationals

51 ASCS sprint cars

26 POWRi Midgets

ASCS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

POWRi Midgets

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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9/1/18

Lake Ozark Speedway

Eldon, MO

LOS 360 Nationals and POWRi Midgets

51 ASCS Sprints

27 POWRi Midgets

ASCS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

POWRi Midgets

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WoO Platinum Driver Feature Wins:

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

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

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

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Kerry Madsen Wins $5,000 Season Championship Night!

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

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

by Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Flat Track Motorcycles will be here for action on September 8. The 15th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals will commenced September 13-15. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com
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410 Results

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

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

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

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

360 Results

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

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

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

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

305 Results

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

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

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

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

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 382

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 338

Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 337 (1)

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

Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 302

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 223 (3)

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 220 (2)

Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 199

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

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

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

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 140 (1)

Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 137

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

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 129

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 122

Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 121

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 120

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 117

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 114

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 113

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 113

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

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

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

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

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

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 66

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 66

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 66

Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 65

Dave Blaney, Cortland, OH, 65

James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust., 58

Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 56

Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 55

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

Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA 52 (1)

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

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 48

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

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

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 39

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 39

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

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

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30

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

Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 25

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 25

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

Chase Briscoe, Mitchell, IN, 24

Jay Waugh, Canberra, NSW, Aust., 24

Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 24

Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 22

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA, 22

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 20

Paul May, Terre Haute, IN, 20

Brandon McMullen, Plymouth, WI, 20

Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 20

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

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

Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 16

Tommy Barber, Brandon, SD, 16

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

Matt VandeVere, Zion, IL, 14

Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 14

Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 14

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

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

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

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

Willie Croft, Roseville, CA, 8

Jacob Wilson, Crawfordsville, IN, 8

Michael Decker, Silver Lake, WI, 6

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

Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE, 6

Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO, 6

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 6

Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust., 6

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

John Parker, Springfield, IL, 4

Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 4

Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 4

Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 2

Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 2

Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Feature Wins:

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (6)

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (4)

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (2)

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

David Gravel, Watertown, CT (1)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

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

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

Sun, Sept 2 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO

Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

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

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Brad Sweet is Knoxville Nationals Champion!

by Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Redemption for Logan Schuchart on Hard Knox Night at Knoxville!

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

by Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wild World Challenge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A main

Row

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. 41S Dominic Scelzi (Fresno, CA)

B Main

Row

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

C Main

Row

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

D Main

Row

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

E Main

Row

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

by Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Final Combined Points

A main

1 49 Brad Sweet 491

2 10H Chad Kemenah 479

3 57 Kyle Larson 475

4 15 Donny Schatz 474

5 87 Aaron Reutzel 473

6 2M Kerry Madsen 473

7 49X Tim Shaffer 471

8 41 Carson Macedo 469

9 71 Gio Scelzi 468

10 3 Tim Kaeding 467

11 18 Ian Madsen 467

12 1A Jacob Allen 465

13 24R Rico Abreu 463

14 27 Greg Hodnett 462

15 2 Shane Stewart 458

16 24 Terry McCarl 455

B main

17 71P Parker Price-Miller 454

18 24W Lucas Wolfe 453

19 9 Daryn Pittman 452

20 4 Brock Zearfoss 444

21 83 Cory Eliason 440

22 13 Mark Dobmeier 437

23 5 David Gravel 431

24 5H Sammy Walsh 431

25 2KS Austin McCarl 429

26 11K Kraig Kinser 426

Friday Competitors

27 7C John Carney II 425

28 39 Spencer Bayston 424

29 09 Matt Juhl 423

30 11 Roger Crockett 421

31 28 Scott Bogucki 420

32 15H Sam Hafertepe Jr. 416

33 41S Dominic Scelzi 416

34 35 Jamie Veal 415

35 29 Willie Croft 411

36 13X Paul McMahan 405

37 99 Brady Bacon 404

38 0 Lynton Jeffrey 404

39 40 Clint Garner 403

40 4K Kasey Kahne 401

41 1 Sammy Swindell 400

42 3H James McFadden 400

43 1S Logan Schuchart 400

44 2C Wayne Johnson 399

45 71X Kevin Thomas Jr. 398

46 17W Harli White 396

47 91T Cale Thomas 395

48 70 Dave Blaney 394

49 5J Jamie Ball 392

50 44M Chris Martin 390

51 10 Clyde Knipp 390

52 49J Josh Schneiderman 390

53 17X Josh Baughman 390

54 1X Don Droud Jr. 389

55 85 Chase Wanner 388

56 99G Skylar Gee 384

57 48 Danny Dietrich 383

58 19P Paige Polyak 383

59 44 Trey Starks 383

60 15M Bobby Mincer 382

61 17 Sheldon Haudenschild 382

62 G1 Gary Taylor 378

63 7 Carson McCarl 376

64 56N Davey Heskin 371

65 7S Jason Sides 368

66 19 Brent Marks 367

67 55 Brooke Tatnell 367

68 17B Bill Balog 362

69 12N Cole Duncan 361

70 9R Rager Phillips 352

71 3P Sawyer Phillips 351

72 21AU Jordyn Brazier 348

73 97G Hunter Schuerenberg 347

74 26 Joey Saldana 344

75 17WX Shane Golobic 342

76 W20 Greg Wilson 333

77 28P Brian Paulus 319

78 95 Matt Covington 316

79 9X Jake Bubak 314

80 28AU Allan Woods 313

81 68 Chase Johnson 312

82 81 Lee Jacobs 310

83 71A RJ Johnson 310

84 25 Bobby McMahan 304

85 2K Kevin Ingle 302

86 3X Jac Haudenschild 301

87 70S Jeff Swindell 298

88 20 AJ Moeller 294

89 35P Skylar Prochaska 286

90 21 Brian Brown 283

91 21K Thomas Kennedy 281

92 7W Tasker Phillips 280

93 91 Kyle Reinhardt 268

94 84 Tom Harris 265

95 18J Jenna Frazier 259

96 2MM Matt Moro 230

Friday Speed Sport World Challenge Lineup (20 laps)

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

Kyle Larson and Donny Schatz First and Second in Points

by Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday Point Totals

1 57 Kyle Larson 475

2 15 Donny Schatz 474

3 87 Aaron Reutzel 473

4 2M Kerry Madsen 473

5 49X Tim Shaffer 471

6 71 Gio Scelzi 468

7 18 Ian Madsen 467

8 27 Greg Hodnett 462

9 24W Lucas Wolfe 453

10 9 Daryn Pittman 452

11 4 Brock Zearfoss 444

12 5H Sammy Walsh 431

13 2KS Austin McCarl 429

14 09 Matt Juhl 423

15 11 Roger Crockett 421

16 41S Dominic Scelzi 416

17 29 Willie Croft 411

18 13X Paul McMahan 405

19 99 Brady Bacon 404

20 0 Lynton Jeffrey 404

21 40 Clint Garner 403

22 4K Kasey Kahne 401

23 3H James McFadden 400

24 1S Logan Schuchart 400

25 71X Kevin Thomas Jr. 398

26 5J Jamie Ball 392

27 10 Clyde Knipp 390

28 85 Chase Wanner 388

29 15M Bobby Mincer 382

30 17 Sheldon Haudenschild 382

31 56N Davey Heskin 371

32 7S Jason Sides 368

33 19 Brent Marks 367

34 17B Bill Balog 362

35 12N Cole Duncan 361

36 3P Sawyer Phillips 351

37 97G Hunter Schuerenberg 347

38 17WX Shane Golobic 342

39 28P Brian Paulus 319

40 9X Jake Bubak 314

41 68 Chase Johnson 312

42 2K Kevin Ingle 302

43 70S Jeff Swindell 298

44 20 AJ Moeller 294

45 7W Tasker Phillips 280

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Knoxville Raceway’s Capitani Classic is All Brad Sweet!

by Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Terry McCarl Wins His Fifth Knoxville 360 Nationals!

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

by Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Watt Wins With 305’s

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

305 Results

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

by Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A main

1 26 Joey Saldana 487

2 71 Gio Scelzi 485

3 24 Terry McCarl 484

4 21 Brian Brown 484

5 27 Greg Hodnett 482

6 3K Tim Kaeding 480

7 41 Carson Macedo 475

8 21K Thomas Kennedy 473

9 5J Jamie Ball 467

10 33M Mason Daniel 464

11 3S Sammy Swindell 463

12 2C Wayne Johnson 463

13 3 Nate Van Haaften 460

14 53 Joe Beaver 459

15 28 Scott Bogucki 456

16 7 Carson McCarl 456

17 12N Cole Duncan 455

18 83 Cory Eliason 455

19 41S Dominic Scelzi 454

20 44S Trey Starks 454

B main

1 17WX Shane Golobic 451

2 9 Ryan Giles 450

3 14T Brooke Tatnell 450

4 17W Harli White 449

5 45X Johnny Herrera 446

6 7C John Carney II 445

7 14 Tony Stewart 444

8 53D Jack Dover 440

9 23 Seth Bergman 440

10 2 Bill Balog 437

11 7W Tasker Phillips 435

12 09 Matt Juhl 431

13 20 AJ Moeller 429

14 99 Skylar Gee 427

15 4J Lee Grosz 426

16 5H Sammy Walsh 423

17 55 McKenna Haase 418

18 94 Jeff Swindell 417

19 18 Ryan Roberts 417

20 15H Sam Hafertepe Jr. 416

C main

1 28C Jonathan Cornell 412

2 44 Chris Martin 408

3 88 Scottie McDonald 408

4 95 Matt Covington 406

5 13V Seth Brahmer 406

6 2M Matt Moro 405

7 8L Tom Lenz 404

8 23D Devon Dobie 403

9 4 Jon Agan 395

10 22H Randy Hannagan 394

11 35 Skylar Prochaska 393

12 10H Chad Kemenah 385

13 70 Calvin Landis 385

14 76 Brad Comegys 376

15 25 Dylan Peterson 376

16 1B Jac Haudenschild 374

17 02 Don Droud Jr. 366

18 40 Clint Garner 360

19 47X Dylan Westbrook 360

20 7M Chance Morton 354

D main

1 3P Sawyer Phillips 352

2 35L Cody Ledger 352

3 56N Davey Heskin 351

4 75 Tyler Blank 348

5 17H Jared Horstman 346

6 15 Christian Bowman 345

7 11 Roger Crockett 340

8 21AU Jordyn Brazier 336

9 63 Geoff Ensign 335

10 24N Nathan Mills 335

11 98 Chris Masters 332

12 2X Tucker Doughty 331

13 13JM Jordan Martens 331

14 57 Billy Butler 327

15 22M Shawn Murray 325

16 29 Willie Croft 325

17 13 Mark Dobmeier 323

18 17 Mitch Faccinto 320

19 1 Travis Rilat 318

20 2K Kevin Ingle 316

E main

1 86 Tony Bruce Jr. 316

2 13M Josh Higday 316

3 52 Blake Hahn 313

4 57B Bobby Butler 312

5 77X Alex Hill 311

6 07 Michael Bookout 302

7 17X Josh Baughman 298

8 17B Ryan Bickett 297

9 26S Dalton Steed 279

10 1A John Anderson 273

11 49 Scott Kruetter 27

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

 by Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday Point Totals

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

 

 

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

Wednesday, August 8:

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

Thursday, August 9:

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

Friday, August 10:

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

Saturday, August 11:

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

Every Day

When Theater is Available – Previous Knoxville Nationals videos

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

 

34 Raceway

West Burlington, IA

All Stars

32 cars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

by Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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410 Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

360 Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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7/26/18

Angell Park Speedway

Sun Prairie, WI

39 All Stars

23 BMARA Midgets

All Stars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BMARA Midgets

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

by Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Right before the yellow, we had a lapped car almost stop in front of us,” said Saldana in Victory Lane. “When you have a clean race going, you don’t want to do anything stupid. I just tried to be smart, but not give up a spot. Luckily, Tyler and the guys did a great job. The car was fast. We don’t get to do this very often (run the 360), so it’s nice to come here and run this car and this motor. Hopefully, we’ll be a little bit better when we come for the 360 Nationals.”

Kelby Watt shot to the point at the beginning of the 15-lap 305 finale. Matthew Stelzer followed him on lap one, but it was Mike Mayberry who used the cushion to jet into second on lap two. Six laps in, Chris Horton would tip over. He was uninjured. When trying to restart, Ryan Leavitt failed to gain power and also had to retire.

Watt headed for the bottom of turn one when the green fell, but Mayberry proved the high line was best and took the point. A lap later, another red flew when Vance Weber got upside down in a fracas that also involved Jeff Wilke and Joe Simbro, who both restarted.

Mayberry continued his lead, ahead of Watt, Stelzer, Eric Bridger and Chase Young with eight to go. After starting eleventh, Jayce Jenkins was also on the move, and grabbed fifth with four to go. Up front, Watt tracked down Mayberry. When Mayberry slipped above the cushion in turn two on lap 13, Watt was ready with a slide job in turn three and made it stick to grab the point again.

Watt would hold on for the win ahead of Mayberry, Stelzer, the hard-charger Jenkins and Bridger. Chase Young, Brandon Worthington, Evan Epperson, Casey Greubel and Mike Ayers rounded out the top ten. Bridger claimed his tenth quick time award of the year, while Stelzer and Epperson were heat winners.

“I made a mistake on that restart,” said Watt of the first caution flag. “I went to the bottom thinking it would be the best way around, but it wasn’t. Mike got me around the outside. Ever since then, I thought I have nine laps left, or eight laps left, and I’m going to try my hardest. I saw him mess up on the top, and I said I have to go for it on this corner right here. I threw it in there as hard as I could and hoped it would stick.”

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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (13), 15.699; 2. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (3), 15.729; 3. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (4), 15.868; 4. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (33), 15.898; 5. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 15.902; 6. 26, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (12), 15.923; 7. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (30), 16.012; 8. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (14), 16.045; 9. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (27), 16.059; 10. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (18), 16.060; 11. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (26), 16.065; 12. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (25), 16.092; 13. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (32), 16.259; 14. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (24), 16.262; 15. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (28), 16.284; 16. 91, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (1), 16.323; 17. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (15), 16.369; 18. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (8), 16.379; 19. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (22), 16.389; 20. 5H, Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust. (11), 16.397; 21. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (19), 16.400; 22. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (6), 16.433; 23. 10, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (2), 16.502; 24. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (17), 16.507; 25. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (29), 16.586; 26. 35, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (16), 16.588; 27. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (21), 16.637; 28. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (7), 16.691; 29. 28AU, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (10), 16.718; 30. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (23), 17.114; 31. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (31), 17.178; 32. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (9), NT; 33. 1, Travis Rilat, Heath, TX (5), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.6: 1. Spencer Bayston (2); 2. Austin McCarl (3); 3. Brian Brown (6); 4. Josh Schneiderman (1); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 6. Skylar Gee (5); 7. Allan Woods (7) DNS – Sam Hafertepe Jr., Travis Rilat

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Davey Heskin (4); 2. Kerry Madsen (6); 3. Jordyn Brazier (1); 4. Joey Saldana (5); 5. Dominic Scelzi (3); 6. Jamie Veal (7); 7. Chase Wanner (8); 8. Rico Abreu (2)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:19.3: 1. Clyde Knipp (1); 2. Brooke Tatnell (5); 3. Rager Phillips (2); 4. Matt Juhl (4); 5. Carson McCarl (3); 6. Chris Martin (7); 7. Bob Weuve (8); 8. AJ Moeller (6)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Cory Eliason (4); 2. Terry McCarl (6); 3. Sammy Walsh (2); 4. RJ Johnson (5); 5. Cale Thomas (3); 6. Bobby Mincer (7); 7. Glen Saville (1) DNS – Tasker Phillips

B main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Josh Schneiderman (1); 2. Jamie Veal (2); 3. Skylar Gee (3); 4. Chris Martin (5) / 5. Allan Woods (7); 6. Bobby Mincer (4); 7. Chase Wanner (6); 8. Bob Weuve (8) DNS – Glen Saville, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Rico Abreu, Travis Rilat, Tasker Phillips

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (3); 2. Austin McCarl (1); 3. Cory Eliason (8); 4. Davey Heskin (6); 5. Terry McCarl (2); 6. Dominic Scelzi (14); 7. Joey Saldana (7); 8. Spencer Bayston (10); 9. Matt Juhl (13); 10. Carson McCarl (16); 11. Lynton Jeffrey (11); 12. Jordyn Brazier (18); 13. Rager Phillips (15); 14. Cale Thomas (19); 15. Skylar Gee (23); 16. Sammy Walsh (17); 17. Kerry Madsen (4); 18. RJ Johnson (9); 19. Brooke Tatnell (5); 20. Jamie Veal (20); 21. Chris Martin (22); 22. Josh Schneiderman (21); 23. Clyde Knipp (12); 24. AJ Moeller (24). Lap Leaders: Brown 1-6, A. McCarl 7-8, Brown 9, A. McCarl 10-16, Brown 17-20. Hard-charger: Scelzi.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 26, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (33), 16.412; 2. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (18), 16.718; 3. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (25), 16.731; 4. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (13), 16.738; 5. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (29), 16.781; 6. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (20), 16.807; 7. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (28), 16.819; 8. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK (6), 16.855; 9. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (2), 16.855; 10. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (11), 16.875; 11. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (26), 16.885; 12. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (32), 16.898; 13. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (15), 16.916; 14. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (27), 16.920; 15. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (1), 16.956; 16. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (7), 16.964; 17. 13M, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (23), 16.999; 18. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (35), 17.000; 19. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (19), 17.010; 20. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (36), 17.014; 21. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (21), 17.017; 22. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (8), 17.057; 23. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.075; 24. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (5), 17.099; 25. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (34), 17.116; 26. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (30), 17.130; 27. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (3), 17.139; 28. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (17), 17.181; 29. 57, Billy Butler, Sacramento, CA (24), 17.265; 30. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (10), 17.276; 31. 75, Tyler Blank, California, MO (16), 17.417; 32. 5, Ryan Bowers, Ham Lake, MN (31), 17.471; 33. 9X, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (4), 17.476; 34. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (22), 17.523; 35. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (9), 17.660; 36. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (12), 17.715.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Ryan Roberts (1); 2. Clint Garner (3); 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 4. Joey Saldana (6); 5. McKenna Haase (7); 6. Paul Nienhiser (9); 7. Billy Butler (8); 8. Mason Daniel (4); DQ (Scales, crossed 5th) Josh Higday (2)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.6: 1. Thomas Kennedy (3); 2. Lee Grosz (4); 3. Joe Beaver (2); 4. Nate Van Haaften (5); 5. Harli White (1); 6. Nathan Mills (8); 7. Mitchell Alexander (9); 8. Brad Comegys (7); DQ (Illegal Tire, crossed 4th) Christian Bowman (6)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.7: 1. Calvin Landis (1); 2. Matt Moro (4); 3. Jon Agan (5); 4. Matt Covington (3); 5. Cory Eliason (6); 6. Tom Lenz (2); 7. Dylan Peterson (7); 8. Tyler Blank (8); 9. John Anderson (9)

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.9: 1. Jamie Ball (1); 2. Sawyer Phillips (2); 3. Dominic Scelzi (4); 4. Wayne Johnson (5); 5. Ryan Giles (6); 6. Blake Hahn (3); 7. Jeff Swindell (7); 8. Dustin Clark (9); 9. Ryan Bowers (8)

B main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Blake Hahn (1); 2. McKenna Haase (5); 3. Paul Nienhiser (13); 4. Jeff Swindell (8) / 5. Dylan Peterson (7); 6. Tyler Blank (11); 7. Harli White (4); 8. Ryan Bowers (10); 9. Dustin Clark (14); 10. Billy Butler (9); 11. Mitchell Alexander (12); 12. John Anderson (15); 13. Josh Higday (2); 14. Tom Lenz (3); 15. Brad Comegys (6) DNS – Nate Mills

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Joey Saldana (1); 2. Cory Eliason (3); 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 4. Ryan Giles (4); 5. Wayne Johnson (8); 6. Clint Garner (12); 7. Dominic Scelzi (13); 8. Jon Agan (5); 9. Lee Grosz (7); 10. Sawyer Phillips (15); 11. Matt Moro (9); 12. Calvin Landis (16); 13. Nate Van Haaften (6); 14. Paul Nienhiser (23); 15. Joe Beaver (18); 16. McKenna Haase (20); 17. Jamie Ball (19); 18. Blake Hahn (21); 19. Jeff Swindell (22); 20. Christian Bowman (11); 21. Ryan Roberts (14); 22. Matt Covington (17); 23. Thomas Kennedy (10) DNS – Mason Daniel. Lap Leader: Saldana 1-18. Hard-charger: Nienhiser.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying), 3 laps: 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (8), 17.425; 2. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (10), 17.679; 3. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (3), 17.731; 4. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (4), 17.731; 5. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (18), 17.787; 6. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (1), 17.807; 7. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (13), 17.870; 8. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (5), 17.924; 9. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (12), 17.972; 10. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (9), 17.974; 11. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (14), 17.987; 12. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (17), 18.051; 13. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (7), 18.055; 14. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (11), 18.109; 15. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (6), 18.113; 16. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (15), 18.347; 17. 5W, Vance Weber, Lawrence, KS (16), 19.985; DQ (Scales) - 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (2)

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:49.9: 1. Matthew Stelzer (2); 2. Mike Mayberry (4); 3. Jayce Jenkins (1); 4. Eric Bridger (6); 5. Brandon Worthington (8); 6. Ryan Leavitt (3); 7. Joe Simbro (5); 8. Jeff Wilke (7); 9. Vance Weber (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.9: 1. Evan Epperson (1); 2. Chris Horton (2); 3. Casey Greubel (4); 4. Chase Young (6); 5. Mike Ayers (3); 6. Kelby Watt (5); 7. Tyler Glass (8); 8. Dan Henning (7) DNS – Jon Hughes

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Kelby Watt (1); 2. Mike Mayberry (4); 3. Matthew Stelzer (2); 4. Jayce Jenkins (11); 5. Eric Bridger (6); 6. Chase Young (5); 7. Brandon Worthington (13); 8. Evan Epperson (9); 9. Casey Greubel (3); 10. Mike Ayers (10); 11. Tyler Glass (15); 12. Dan Henning (16); 13. Joe Simbro (8); 14. Jeff Wilke (14); 15. Chris Horton (7); 16. Vance Weber (17); 17. Ryan Leavitt (12) DNS – Jon Hughes. Lap Leaders: Watt 1-6, Mayberry 7-12, Watt 13-15. Hard-charger: Jenkins.

 

 

7/20/18

Jackson Motorplex

Jackson, MN

$5,000 to win Barb Wieskus Memorial

47 360’s

22 305’s

11 Non-wing NSL Sprints

360’s

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Seth Brahmer 13v (2*) 2. James Broty 33 (4*) 3. Ryan Bowers 5 (3*) 4. Jason Martin 36 (5) 5. Matt Juhl 09 (9*) 6. Trevor Serbus 32 (6) 7. Lyle Howey III 29 (7) 8. AJ Moeller 20x (8) 9. Bill Balog 2x (1) DNS – Ryan Bickett 17B

Balog led Brahmer and Broty early in the 8-lapper counting passing points. The leader would stop with three laps down and exit. Brahmer assumed the point and pulled away to win. Juhl entered the top five at the halfway point from the tail, but couldn’t advance any farther.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Justin Henderson 64 (1*) 2. Cody Ledger 35L (6*) 3. Brant O’Banion 20 (3*) 4. Bill Boles 2H (4) 5. Tommy Barber 75B (7) 6. Chase Viebrock 50 (8) 7. Brandon Geldner 75 (5) 8. John Klabunde 77x (9) 9. Dylan Opdahl 2OP (10) 10. Brandon Halverson 13MJ (2)

Henderson led O’Banion and Halverson early. The yellow flew for Halverson four laps in when he went up in smoke. Boles assumed third, but Ledger would use the faster low side to cruise by him when the green flew again. Opdahl stopped to bring out the final caution with two to go. Ledger again used the restart to his advantage, getting by O’Banion for second and securing one of the top six passing point cars for the Dash.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Jack Dover 81 (1*) 2. Derrik Lusk 2 (2*) 3. Justin Jacobsma 10J (3*) 4. Scott Winters 23w (8*) 5. Eric Schulz 4x (6) 6. Lee Goos Jr. 17 (4) 7. Chuck McGillivray 101 (9) 8. Brandon Allen 77 (7) 9. Jason Tostenson 36x (5)

Dover led the distance. Winters was fourth by the end of the first lap, but couldn’t advance more. The only caution was for a slowing Allen on lap nine.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Thomas Kennedy 21K (5*) 2. Lee Grosz 4J (6*) 3. Travis Rilat 1 (3) 4. Shayle Bade 03 (9*) 5. Dylan Peterson 25 (1) 6. Kevin Flowers 42 (8) 7. Andee Beirle 41A (4) 8. Taylor Forbes 48 (7) 9. Carson McCarl 7 (2)

McCarl stopped after the green fell. When Beirle elected for the tail, Grosz went from outside row three to outside row one. He would lead early over Peterson and Kennedy. Kennedy moved into second on lap two, and Rilat followed him into third. Bade moved into fourth at the halfway point. Kennedy would slide in front of Grosz to take the win with three to go.

Heat five (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Dominic Scelzi 41s (5*) 2. Eric Lutz 6 (3*) 3. Jody Rosenboom 14 (1) 4. Ryan Roberts 18 (4) 5. Gregg Bakker 11x (6) 6. Mark Toews 5T (2) 7. Skylar Prochaska 35 (9) 8. Logan Domagala Y4 (8) 9. Chris Graf 20G (7)

Rosenboom led early over Scelzi and Toews in arguably the stoutest heat. Lutz passed Towes for third, while Scelzi moved into the lead. Lutz would take second from Rosenboom on lap four. Graf slowed bringing the first of two cautions. The other came when Domagala spun. Scelzi was able to maintain his advantage and head for the Dash.

B main one (started): 1. Rilat (1) 2. Rosenboom (2) 3. Schuz (4) 4. Peterson (7) / 5. Goos Jr. (8) 6. Balog (13) 7. Boles (3) 8. Viebrock (5) 9. Howey III (9) 10. Geldner (10) 11. Moeller (11) 12. McGillivray (6) 13. Tostenson (14) 14. Allen (12) DNS – Opdahl, Bickett

The 12-lap B mains took the top four to the back of the A. Rosenboom would lead early, but Rilat would work by him at the halfway point. The track started coming in on the high side, giving two clear grooves. Balog was the mover in the non-stop event, but needed a caution that never came to gain a transfer.

B main two (started): 1. Martin (1) 2. Roberts (3) 3. Bakker (4) 4. Prochaska (6) / 5. Barber (2) 6. Klabunde (9) 7. Flowers (5) 8. Serbus (7) 9. Toews (8) 10. Beirle (10) 11. McCarl (11) DNS – Domagala, Allen, Graf, Halverson

Martin led Roberts for the distance. Bakker gained third from Barber on lap two, and Prochaska would take the last transfer spot on lap four in another non-stop event.

Dash (started): 1. Scelzi (2) 2. Kennedy (3) 3. Ledger (4) 4. Grosz (5) 5. Brahmer (6) 6. Bade (1)

Scelzi led the 6-lapper early over Bade and Ledger. Kennedy would go from fourth to third, getting by Ledger on lap three. Two laps later, he’d pass Bade for second and a front row starting spot in the A. Bade would slow on the last lap and scratch for the night.

A main (started): 1. Scelzi (1) 2. Kennedy (2) 3. Grosz (4) 4. Ledger (3) 5. Henderson (6) 6. Dover (9) 7. Lusk (10) 8. Lutz (11) 9. Brahmer (5) 10. Broty (7) 11. Bakker (20) 12. Peterson (23) 13. Rosenboom (19) 14. Prochaska (22) 15. Juhl (13) 16. Bowers (12) 17. O’Banion (15) 18. Roberts (18) 19. Martin (16) 20. Winters (8) 21. Schulz (21) 22. Rilat (17) 23. Jacobsma (14) DNS – Bade

Scelzi led the 25-lapper early over Kennedy, Ledger and Grosz. Grosz would claim third on the third lap. Scelzi got into lapped traffic on lap six. Kennedy gained in heavy lapped traffic and made a pass for the lead that would be negated for a caution called for Jacobsma, who brushed the wall, but kept going. Scelzi led Kennedy, Grosz, Ledger and Henderson back to green. Henderson would take fourth when the green fell. Scelzi got back into lapped traffic with ten to go, and Kennedy and Grosz again gained on him. Kennedy and Scelzi were dicing for the lead, when Grosz slid in front of both. Unfortunately, another great race was ruined by a caution. Rilat had seized in turn four. Scelzi again pulled away in clean air. On the final lap, the red flew for Schulz and Winters in turn two. No one was hurt. The green, white, checker saw Kennedy make a great shot at the lead, but Scelzi would hang on for the $5,000 win.

305’s

Heat one (started): 1. Jesse Lindberg 7L (1) 2. Jacob Hughes 8 (4) 3. Brady Forbrook 5 (7) 4. Dusty Ballenger 2D (6) 5. Micah Slendy 8K (2) 6. Jeremy Schultz 33s (3) 7. Brant O’Banion 20 (5) 8. Clayton Christensen 1cc (8)

The 8-lapper saw Lindberg lead the distance. Forbrook was up to fourth on the first lap and took third on the second.

Heat two (started): 1. Brandon Allen 05x (3) 2. Colin Smith o5 (4) 3. Kaleb Johnson 22 (7) 4. Elliott Amdahl 51A (5) 5. Trevor Smith 33 (6) 6. Taylor Ryan 77 (2) 7. Dalyn Cody 11 (1)

Allen led flag to flag. Johnson went from the tail to fourth by the first lap and took third at the halfway point.

Heat three (started): 1. Ryan Voss 1s (1) 2. Nate Eakin 4sn (4) 3. Johnny Sullivan 7 (2) 4. Jason Martin 5x (5) 5. Shane Fick 7x (6) 6. Casey Abbas 17v (3) DNS – Brandon Bosma 23

Voss led the distance, pulling away for the win. Eakin grabbed second from Sullivan at the halfway point.

A main (started): 1. Lindberg (1) 2. Forbrook (10) 3. Allen (4) 4. C. Smith (6) 5. Johnson (11) 6. Ballenger (9) 7. Hughes (5) 8. Bosma (21) 9. Fick (15) 10. Abbas (18) 11. Sullivan (3) 12. Amdahl (8) 13. T. Smith (14) 14. Schultz (16) 15. Ryan (17) 16. Slendy (13) 17. Voss (2) 18. Eakin (7) 19. Cody (20) 20. Martin (12) 21. Christensen (19) DNS – O’Banion

Lindberg led Voss and Allen early in the 20-lapper. A caution for debris came out three laps in. Voss challenged for the lead when the green fell, and a battle for third ensued as well between Forbrook and Allen. Two laps later, another debris caution came out. The top three remained the same. On lap seven, Forbrook worked by Allen for third. Three laps later, he got by Voss for second. T. Smith spun on lap 11, bringing another yellow. Lindberg now led Forbrook, Voss, Allen and C. Smith. Allen would get to third on the restart. C. Smith followed him into fourth on lap 14. Voss slowed while running fifth, bringing the final caution with two to go. Forbrook would take the lead on the green, white, checker finish. On the white flag lap, Lindberg battled back. The two cars had a drag race for the finish with Lindberg topping Forbrook by .01 of a second. Forbrook was the hard-charger.

NSL Non-wing

Heat (started): 1. Alex Schriever 0 (4) 2. Jimmy Kouba 2K (8) 3. Jeremy Kerzman 3K (5) 4. Brandon Halverson 13MJ (10) 5. Brad Anderson 1A (2) 6. Clinton Bruns 7 (3) 7. Jake Kouba 6 (9) 8. Neal Matuska 48 (1) 9. Brandon Stevenson 0x (6) 10. Miles Grein 38 (7) 11. Dave Murphy 7x (11)

The eight-lap heat was a good one. Anderson led early over Matuska and Schriever. Ji. Kouba jumped from sixth to fourth on lap two, and then up to second on lap three. Schriever worked back by him on lap four. The pair would pass the leader on lap six. Kerzman would follow them by Anderson into third on the white flag lap.

A main (started): 1. Ja. Kouba (4) 2. Bruns (2) 3. Kerzman (5) 4. Halverson (6) 5. Schriever (7) 6. Ji. Kouba (8) 7. Stevenson (9) 8. Matuska (1) 9. Anderson (3) 10. Grein (10) 11. Murphy (11)

Ja. Kouba shot from outside row two to lead early in the 15-lapper over Bruns, Matuska and Kerzman early on. Halverson was working forward and slid into Kerzman on lap three. Fortunately, the two kept it going, with Schriever taking over third. Kerzman would get his third place spot back on lap four. Halverson would recover fourth on lap eight. Ja. Kouba would lead the rest of the way for the feature win.

 

 

Austin McCarl Brings Home the Beef at Knoxville!
Ryan Giles Makes Bacon in 360’s; Another Win for Eric Bridger in 305’s; Pat Graham Takes Dirt Truck Win

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 14, 2018) – Austin McCarl came from the fourth row to claim his fourth win of the year at Knoxville Raceway on South Central Coop Night at the Marion County Fair Saturday. The win was worth $4,000, and in addition to the prize money, the TKS Motorsports #2KS team won a half beef. Ryan Giles won half a hog for his third 360 win of the year, and Eric Bridger claimed his seventh feature of the season in the 305 class. The Dirt Trucks made their annual appearance as well, and Pat Graham was the victor of that 15-lap main event.

Before a lap could be completed in the 20-lap 410 feature, Scott Bogucki spun in turn four. AJ Moeller could not avoid him and suffered some front-end damage. Both would restart, but Moeller would retire quickly. Once green, pole-sitter Tasker Phillips took the early lead, while Austin McCarl and last week’s feature winner, Matt Juhl made contact high in turn two. Both would save their machines and continue.

McCarl would jet from fifth to third on lap two before second running Jordyn Brazier slowed to a stop to bring out the caution. Phillips led McCarl, Lynton Jeffrey, Davey Heskin and Carson McCarl back to green. Jamie Ball would tag the wall on that restart and retire.

Phillips had gotten a good start on that attempt, but Austin shot by him this time, and took the point. Carson McCarl nabbed fourth, in a good battle with Davey Heskin, who would use the bottom to go from fifth to third. Austin McCarl was back in traffic by lap seven. Meanwhile, a four-way battle for third ensued between Jefffrey, Heskin and Carson and Terry McCarl.

Bogucki lost a driveline seven laps in, bringing another yellow flag. Austin McCarl led Phillips, Jeffrey, Heskin and Carson McCarl back to green. Austin would pull away unchallenged and spending the last eight laps in traffic. Behind him, his brother Carson and father Terry were in a battle for fourth, with Terry taking the spot with two to go.

At the stripe, Austin captured the half beef ahead of Tasker Phillips, father Terry who passed Jeffery on the last lap, and Carson McCarl. Heskin, Brooke Tatnell, Mark Dobmeier, Juhl and Brazier completed the top ten. Terry McCarl registered quick time on the night, while also taking his heat race. Dobmeier and Juhl claimed the other heats.

“I thought (Tasker) would go to the top and he surprised me there,” said Austin of the races first restart, while standing in Victory Lane. “He went to the bottom and protected the slider, and I would have done the same thing. He caught me totally off guard. I didn’t know what he was going to do on the second restart. We had some close calls, both in the feature and the heat race. We were just fortunate to come out of it. I really wanted that cow man! We have a great racecar on this slick track. Four wins this year…coming in with zero…this has been a hell of a year so far. I hope we can keep it up. August is right around the corner.”

A season-long battle between Ryan Giles and Clint Garner in the 360 class continued on Saturday. Both started up front, ahead of a 31-car field. Giles got the jump when the green dropped ahead of Garner, Jack Dover, Travis Rilat and Mason Daniel. Things slowed for a spun Dylan Peterson on lap four. Rilat used the restart to gain third, and Sawyer Phillips moved into the top five. He would gain fourth from Dover on lap seven, and put on a good duel with Rilat for third.

Giles smacked the turn four wall hard on lap ten but kept his #9 moving as he headed into lapped traffic. One more caution appeared for an incident involving Cody Ledger and McKenna Haase. Ledger would retire. Giles was able to keep his momentum up front and win over Garner, Rilat, Dover and Sam Hafertepe Jr., who gained fifth with two to go. Phillips, Jamie Ball, Daniel, Matt Moro and hard-charger Carson McCarl completed the top ten. Jon Agan set quick time for the 360’s, while Moro, Joe Beaver, Ledger and Haase won heats. Jason Martin took the B main.

“That was a lot of fun,” said Giles, who made his sixth career trip to Victory Lane. “I definitely respect that (Garner) gave me room there. I tagged the wall coming out of turn four earlier in the race. I didn’t know how bad it was. I haven’t hit the wall with one of these before. It was fun. Hat’s off to everybody that makes this possible.”

A zero draw for the feature invert, put 305 point leader, Eric Bridger, on the pole. He would lead wire to wire in the non-stop 15-lap event. The best racing was between rookie Mike Ayers and second-year driver Kelby Watt for the second spot. Watt would finally wrangle the position, and finish there, ahead of Ayers, Jayce Jenkins and Ryan Leavitt. Matthew Stelzer, Evan Epperson, Rob Kubli, Mike Mayberry and Chase Young rounded out the top ten. Bridger also set quick time, while Kubli and Watt won heats.

For Bridger, it was his seventh win of a dominating year. It was the ninth in his career, putting him second on the all-time list here, behind only Devin Kline and his eleven wins.

“We were debating all night about how tight we were going to (make the car),” said Bridger in Victory Lane. “I think we got it right. We had some good opportunities there. I think the front row captured it tonight. It was fun. (Lapped traffic) made it interesting.”

Myles Michehl has been turning in a solid year in the Dirt Trucks in central Iowa this season, and led their 15-lap main event early on with Lou Sipolt and Shonn Mapes in tow. Early on, however, sixth starting Pat Graham was a factor, snatching third on the second lap and second a circuit later.

Graham would track Michehl down and the two would race hard the rest of the way. Michehl still led ten laps in, when the only caution of the race flew for debris. Two laps later, Graham would slide in front to take the lead. He would close out his first career win at Knoxville over Michehl, former Knoxville sprint car regular Jeff Johnson, Rick Clark and Bryan Spangler. Sipolt, Mapes, Jeff Frevert, Lucas Richardson, Del Enos and Justin Schroeder completed the field.

“We’ve had a few battles the last few weekends,” said Graham afterwards. “I thought I had a good run on (Michehl) in one and two, but then he switched lines. I had to rethink my go-in and I think it worked out. This racetrack is a blast. I haven’t been here for a while, but we love coming here. I’ve always loved racing here. It’s an awesome facility.”

Join us next Saturday, July 21 for 3M Night featuring a Kid’s Candy Drop! The 410, 360 and 305 sprint cars will all be in action! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com
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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 15.815; 2. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (15), 15.927; 3. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 15.947; 4. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (2), 16.045; 5. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (1), 16.047; 6. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (19), 16.061; 7. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 16.155; 8. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (6), 16.208; 9. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (16), 16.253; 10. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (4), 16.281; 11. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (7), 16.292; 12. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 16.306; 13. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.334; 14. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (10), 16.385; 15. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (20), 16.452; 16. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (22), 16.549; 17. 10, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (13), 16.594; 18. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (14), 16.624; 19. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (11), 16.676; 20. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (5), 17.331; 21. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (18), 17.348; 22. 97, Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN (21), 17.809.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.5: 1. Terry McCarl (6); 2. Davey Heskin (3); 3. Tasker Phillips (4); 4. Jamie Ball (2); 5. Jordyn Brazier (5); 6. Cody Ledger (7); 7. Glen Saville (1); 8. Alan Gilbertson (8)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.5: 1. Mark Dobmeier (2); 2. Scott Bogucki (4); 3. RJ Johnson (3); 4. Carson McCarl (5); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 6. Clyde Knipp (1); 7. Bob Weuve (7)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.7: 1. Matt Juhl (5); 2. Brooke Tatnell (2); 3. Austin McCarl (6); 4. AJ Moeller (4); 5. Bobby Mincer (1); 6. Chase Wanner (7); 7. Rager Phillips (3)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Austin McCarl (7); 2. Tasker Phillips (1); 3. Terry McCarl (8); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 5. Carson McCarl (4); 6. Davey Heskin (9); 7. Brooke Tatnell (13); 8. Mark Dobmeier (11); 9. Matt Juhl (6); 10. Jordyn Brazier (2); 11. Rager Phillips (15); 12. RJ Johnson (12); 13. Cody Ledger (19); 14. Bobby Mincer (16); 15. Chase Wanner (20); 16. Glen Saville (18); 17. Alan Gilbertson (22); 18. Bob Weuve (21); 19. Clyde Knipp (17); 20. Scott Bogucki (3); 21. Jamie Ball (14); 22. AJ Moeller (10). Lap Leaders: T. Phillips 1-2, A. McCarl 3-20. Hard-charger: A. McCarl.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.674; 2. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (2), 16.697; 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (10), 16.749; 4. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (14), 16.756; 5. 1, Travis Rilat, Heath, TX (16), 16.760; 6. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (23), 16.761; 7. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (27), 16.817; 8. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (17), 16.842; 9. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (29), 16.851; 10. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (5), 16.879; 11. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.901; 12. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (28), 16.902; 13. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (25), 16.909; 14. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (19), 16.944; 15. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (21), 17.003; 16. 36, Jason Martin, Liberal, KS (12), 17.072; 17. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (22), 17.081; 18. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (9), 17.123; 19. 88, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX (18), 17.145; 20. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (20), 17.183; 21. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (13), 17.190; 22. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.217; 23. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (24), 17.301; 24. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (4), 17.345; 25. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (1), 17.406; 26. 57, Billy Butler, Sacramento, CA (26), 17.451; 27. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (11), 17.488; 28. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Ca (6), 17.649; 29. 77, John Klabunde, Fort Calhoun, NE (30), 17.700; 30. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (31), 17.755; 31. 03, Shayle Bade, Lincoln, NE (15), 17.797

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Matt Moro (3); 2. Travis Rilat (5); 3. Jon Agan (6); 4. Brad Comegys (1); 5. Nathan Mills (2); 6. Mitchell Alexander (7); 7. John Klabunde (8); 8. Carson McCarl (4)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.4: 1. Joe Beaver (1); 2. Mason Daniel (6); 3. Dylan Peterson (2); 4. Sawyer Phillips (5); 5. Ryan Roberts (4); 6. Christian Bowman (3); 7. Billy Butler (7); 8. Tanner Gebhardt (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:04.0: 1. Cody Ledger (1); 2. Nate Van Haaften (3); 3. Ryan Giles (5); 4. Jamie Ball (4); 5. Clint Garner (6); 6. Shayle Bade (7); 7. Scottie McDonald (2) DNS – Tom Lenz

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 2:05.2: 1. McKenna Haase (2); 2. Calvin Landis (4); 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 4. Jack Dover (6); 5. John Anderson (1); 6. Alex Hill (7); DQ (Scales) Jason Martin (3)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 3:11.2: 1. Jason Martin (1); 2. Brad Comegys (3); 3. Scottie McDonald (2); 4. Mitchell Alexander (5) / 5. Alex Hill (8); 6. Billy Butler (6); 7. Tanner Gebhardt (10); 8. John Klabunde (7); 9. John Anderson (4); 10. Shayle Bade (9) DNS – Tom Lenz

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Ryan Giles (1); 2. Clint Garner (2); 3. Travis Rilat (4); 4. Jack Dover (3); 5. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (8); 6. Sawyer Phillips (7); 7. Jamie Ball (11); 8. Mason Daniel (6); 9. Matt Moro (9); 10. Carson McCarl (18); 11. Jon Agan (5); 12. Joe Beaver (15); 13. Calvin Landis (10); 14. Ryan Roberts (13); 15. Jason Martin (21); 16. Nate Van Haaften (12); 17. Scottie McDonald (23); 18. McKenna Haase (14); 19. Dylan Peterson (17); 20. Nathan Mills (20); 21. Christian Bowman (19); 22. Mitchell Alexander (24); 23. Brad Comegys (22); 24. Cody Ledger (16). Lap Leader: Giles 1-18. Hard-charger: C. McCarl.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (5), 17.393; 2. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (9), 17.589; 3. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (7), 17.607; 4. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (2), 17.697; 5. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.707; 6. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (15), 17.753; 7. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (8), 17.77; 8. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (6), 17.825; 9. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (3), 17.937; 10. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (1), 17.939; 11. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (13), 17.957; 12. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (17), 18.019; 13. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (4), 18.175; 14. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (14), 18.477; 15. 68, Blain Petersen, Essex, IA (11), 18.74; 16. 11, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (12), 19.346; 17. 5W, Vance Weber, Lawrence, KS (16), 19.532

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.4: 1. Rob Kubli (1); 2. Matthew Stelzer (3); 3. Casey Greubel (2); 4. Ryan Leavitt (4); 5. Eric Bridger (6); 6. Mike Mayberry (5); 7. Dan Henning (7); 8. Blain Petersen (8); 9. Vance Weber (9);

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.2: 1. Kelby Watt (3); 2. Chase Young (1); 3. Evan Epperson (4); 4. Jayce Jenkins (5); 5. Mike Ayers (6); 6. Jeff Wilke (2); 7. Brandon Worthington (7); 8. Frank Rodgers III (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:55.7: 1. Eric Bridger (1); 2. Kelby Watt (3); 3. Mike Ayers (2); 4. Jayce Jenkins (4); 5. Ryan Leavitt (7); 6. Matthew Stelzer (5); 7. Evan Epperson (6); 8. Rob Kubli (9); 9. Mike Mayberry (8); 10. Chase Young (11); 11. Dan Henning (13); 12. Casey Greubel (10); 13. Brandon Worthington (14); 14. Frank Rodgers III (16); 15. Jeff Wilke (12); 16. Vance Weber (17); 17. Blain Petersen (15). Lap Leader: Bridger 1-15. Hard-charger: Leavitt.

Dirt Trucks Results

Heat one (started), 7 Laps: 1. 1G, Pat Graham, Ankeny, IA (4); 2. 2, Del Enos, Des Moines, IA (1); 3. 23J, Jeff Johnson, Indianola, IA (6); 4. 7x, Rick Clark, Des Moines, IA (5); 5. 16, Justin Schroeder, Coon Rapids, IA (2); 6. 40, Lucas Richardson, Coon Rapids, IA (3)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps: 1. 28, Myles Michehl, Fort Dodge, IA (5); 2. 9, Lou Sipolt, Altoona, IA (2); 3. 79, Shonn Mapes, Ankeny, IA (1); 4. 17, Bryan Spangler, Coon Rapids, IA (4); 5. 2x, Jeff Frevert, Fort Dodge, IA (3)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Pat Graham (6); 2. Myles Michehl (2); 3. Jeff Johnson (5); 4. Rick Clark (7); 5. Bryan Spangler (8); 6. Lou Sipolt (1); 7. Shonn Mapes (3); 8. Jeff Frevert (10); 9. Lucas Richardson (11); 10. Del Enos (4); 11. Justin Schroeder (9). Lap Leaders: Michehl 1-11, Graham 12-15. Hard-charger: Graham.

 

 

Matt Juhl, McKenna Haase and Ryan Leavitt Grab Hard Fought Wins!
by Eric Arnold

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 7, 2018) – Matt Juhl grabbed a hard fought win on Dennison Racing Tee’s and Jersey Freeze Night at Knoxville Raceway! The second win of his career at Knoxville the South Dakota driver started on the pole and was able to hold off challenges from Terry McCarl and Davey Heskin in the closing laps. At the halfway point Juhl had a two second lead of Terry McCarl wiped away when the caution came out for a slowing Carson McCarl. On the restart T-Mac was not able to get to Juhl and he once again was pulling away. One last caution on lap 15 the caution flew once again for Lynton Jeffrey who spun down the front stretch after contact with Tasker Phillips. With a five-lap dash to the finish the field was once again lurking to try to steal the win. As the green flag flew Terry McCarl dived to the bottom of turn one and slid up in front of Juhl. Juhl was able to pass back McCarl in turn three but out of nowhere came Davey Heskin who would pass them both on the inside and gar the lead when they came to the line on lap 16. Heskin’s lead was brief as he couldn’t hold off Juhl for long as the #09 came roaring back to lead lap 17 and the rest of the way to meet Hall of Fame flagman Doug Clark in Victory Lane.

“I seen Terry and Heskin were behind me and I knew Terry was going to pull a slider and I was just trying to get the best start I could off the line,” said Juhl in victory lane. “That first caution (restart) worked out for me but then on the second one Terry was able to drive me underneath and it was fun after that with Heskin and Terry. It was quite the race and I hoped you guys liked it! I knew we could do it and it was just getting it done. I’m proud of my guys!”

A big story on this night was Brooke Tatnell who was second in the Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series standing coming into tonight. After a disappointing time trial the team changed engines for their heat race. Tatnell would win his heat easily but stopped immediately after taking the checkered flag with a fire in his car. Tatnell suffered minor burns to his legs and was able to start the feature but elected to park his #55 TK Concrete car after one lap to collect points.

In the 360 class McKenna Haase took advantage of her front row starting spot and beat Ryan Giles to the lead going into turn one. Matt Moro was able to catch Haase midway as they raced through lapped traffic, passing her briefly before Haase made the pass back two corners later and retook the point. From there she had Moro, Giles, and Sawyer Phillips on her heals the rest of the way. Sawyer Phillips made a daring pass going into turn one with four laps remaining, passing both Giles and Moro in one corner. Phillips would turn his fastest lap of the night on final lap but it wasn’t quite enough to catch Haase as she went on to pick up her second career 360 feature win at Knoxville.

When asked about the slider from Moro, “I knew it wasn’t going to clear unless I lifted, so I hit the brakes a little bit and thankfully I was able to duck back underneath of him and get the lead back,” said Haase. “There was much left on the bottom and I was like I don’t know if I can get that, but we did and very grateful and thankful for my crew who gave me such an awesome car and for everyone that makes it possible, just a really great win for our team!”

The 305 feature was barn burner as well on this night. Eric Bridger who has won six times this season took off with the lead early and appeared to have the race in hand. Knoxville’s Ryan Leavitt started fifth and was able to climb to second early but wasn’t catching Bridger. With a handful of laps remaining Leavitt began working the low groove and found something that his car liked and he began reeling in the leader. At the white flag Leavitt was able to pull even with Bridger and make the winning pass entering turn one on the last lap and hold on for his second feature win of the season!

“We have had a lot of speed and had weird things happen to us the past several weeks and I just can’t thank my guys enough,” said Leavitt. “We came from fifth to second right off the bat so I could really kind of focus on what Bridger’s weakness were and figure out how to beat him. I was expecting him to go to the top on the restart and he left it (bottom) open, but he ran perfect two or three laps and got away. But then I could see he was spinning his tires out of turn two and I just kept working my line and finally we got back up to him. I’m glad we were able to do that, this is an awesome win for us!”

Join us next weekend, Saturday, July 14, for South Central Coop Night featuring the Lucas Oil ASCS sprint cars! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (5), 15.893; 2. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (13), 15.954; 3. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (6), 15.978; 4. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (8), 16.012; 5. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (3), 16.155; 6. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (9), 16.165; 7. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (10), 16.192; 8. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (4), 16.254; 9. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (15), 16.298; 10. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (18), 16.308; 11. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (17), 16.317; 12. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (16), 16.432; 13. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (14), 16.537; 14. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (2), 16.558; 15. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (11), 16.619; 16. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (1), 16.76; 17. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (12), 16.998; 18. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (7), 17.453;

Heat 1, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Jordyn Brazier (1); 2. Davey Heskin (3); 3. Josh Schneiderman (2); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 5. Matt Juhl (5); 6. Terry McCarl (6);

Heat 2, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Shane Golobic (4); 2. Austin McCarl (6); 3. Carson McCarl (3); 4. Rager Phillips (5); 5. Chase Wanner (1); 6. Glen Saville (2);

Heat 3, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Brooke Tatnell (4); 2. AJ Moeller (6); 3. RJ Johnson (5); 4. Tasker Phillips (3); 5. Bobby Mincer (2); 6. Bob Weuve (1);

A Feature, 20 Laps, No Time: 1. Matt Juhl (1); 2. Terry McCarl (5); 3. Davey Heskin (10); 4. Austin McCarl (8); 5. RJ Johnson (4); 6. Jordyn Brazier (12); 7. Rager Phillips (2); 8. Tasker Phillips (14); 9. Shane Golobic (6); 10. Carson McCarl (11); 11. Josh Schneiderman (13); 12. Lynton Jeffrey (9); 13. Bobby Mincer (15); 14. AJ Moeller (7); 15. Glen Saville (16); 16. Bob Weuve (18); 17. Brooke Tatnell (3); 18. Chase Wanner (17);

360 RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (9), 16.711; 2. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (15), 16.737; 3. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (12), 16.739; 4. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (6), 16.855; 5. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (5), 16.875; 6. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (18), 16.887; 7. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (3), 16.925; 8. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (17), 16.926; 9. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (13), 16.931; 10. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (4), 16.98; 11. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (2), 16.982; 12. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (7), 17.008; 13. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (16), 17.111; 14. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (14), 17.161; 15. 37H, Matt Howard, Lawrence, KS (1), 17.198; 16. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (11), 17.311; 17. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (10), 17.543; 18. 57, Billy Butler, Sacramento, CA (8), 17.395;

Heat 1, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Jon Agan (1); 2. McKenna Haase (3); 3. Matt Moro (4); 4. Mason Daniel (2); 5. Matt Juhl (5); 6. Ryan Giles (6); 7. Matt Howard (8); 8. Brad Comegys (7); 9. Nathan Mills (9);

Heat 2, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Christian Bowman (2); 2. Calvin Landis (4); 3. Cody Wehrle (1); 4. Clint Garner (3); 5. Sawyer Phillips (5); 6. Nate Van Haaften (6); 7. Mitchell Alexander (8); 8. Tom Lenz (7); 9. Billy Butler (9);

A Feature, 18 Laps, No Time: 1. McKenna Haase (1); 2. Sawyer Phillips (7); 3. Matt Moro (3); 4. Ryan Giles (2); 5. Calvin Landis (4); 6. Matt Juhl (5); 7. Clint Garner (10); 8. Nate Van Haaften (6); 9. Mason Daniel (11); 10. Christian Bowman (8); 11. Matt Howard (13); 12. Jon Agan (9); 13. Tom Lenz (16); 14. Mitchell Alexander (15); 15. Brad Comegys (14); 16. Nathan Mills (17); 17. Billy Butler (18); 18. Cody Wehrle (12);

305 RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (7), 17.693; 2. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (6), 17.79; 3. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (1), 17.82; 4. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.836; 5. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (3), 17.845; 6. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (11), 17.89; 7. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (4), 17.963; 8. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (5), 18.01; 9. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (14), 18.011; 10. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (13), 18.021; 11. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (10), 18.113; 12. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (12), 18.122; 13. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (16), 18.124; 14. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (2), 18.268; 15. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (8), 18.3; 16. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (15), 18.504;

Heat 1, 6 Laps, No Time: 1. Joe Simbro (3); 2. Evan Epperson (4); 3. Tyler Glass (1); 4. Chase Young (2); 5. Eric Bridger (6); 6. Jeff Wilke (8); 7. Kelby Watt (7); 8. Casey Greubel (5);

Heat 2, 6 Laps, No Time: 1. Mike Mayberry (2); 2. Matthew Stelzer (4); 3. Brandon Worthington (1); 4. Ryan Leavitt (5); 5. Chris Horton (3); 6. Jayce Jenkins (6); 7. Dan Henning (7); 8. Mike Ayers (8);

A Feature, 15 Laps, No Time: 1. Ryan Leavitt (5); 2. Eric Bridger (2); 3. Mike Mayberry (7); 4. Matthew Stelzer (4); 5. Evan Epperson (1); 6. Jayce Jenkins (6); 7. Joe Simbro (3); 8. Kelby Watt (14); 9. Chris Horton (10); 10. Chase Young (9); 11. Casey Greubel (8); 12. Dan Henning (15); 13. Mike Ayers (16); 14. Jeff Wilke (13); 15. Tyler Glass (11); 16. Brandon Worthington (12);

Join us next weekend, Saturday, July 14, for South Central Coop Night featuring the Lucas Oil ASCS sprint cars during the Marion County Fair! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

 

 

David Gravel Fires Winning Shot in Brownells Big Guns Bash at Knoxville!
Ryan Giles Wins Weather-Shortened 360 Feature

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 30, 2018) – David Gravel won a thriller Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway in the finale of the weekend’s Brownells Big Guns Bash! The Watertown, Connecticut driver’s win was his third career at Knoxville, and was worth $10,000 aboard the CJB Motorsports #5. The 360 main event was shortened to 11 laps due to inclement weather in the area. Ryan Giles picked up his second win of the season and the fourth in his career here.

Donny Schatz led the 25-lap World of Outlaws main event early on ahead of a battle for second between Brad Sweet and Brian Brown. Logan Schuchart was fourth and Cory Eliason fifth. David Gravel asserted himself on the second go-around, surging from sixth to fourth. Justin Henderson suffered damage to his right rear and came to a stop with three laps in.

The double-file restart had Schatz choosing the inside line ahead of Sweet, Brown, Gravel, Schuchart and Eliason. When the green fell, Gravel fought by Brown for third, and Schuchart used a slider to move into fourth two laps later.

Sweet would reel in Schatz and slid in front of him to lead lap nine. Meanwhile, Schuchart was losing power. Schatz battled back by for the point, but the move was negated when the yellow came out for Schuchart. Sweet would choose the inside line on the restart with Schatz beside him, and Gravel behind.

Gravel would duck under the entire front row heading into turn one and slide up into the lead. Sweet and Schatz put on a furious battle the next few laps for second, while Brown rode in fourth. Schatz would take the runner-up spot on lap 14. As the leaders approached traffic for the first time, with seventeen laps down, Brooke Tatnell brought out the final caution when he stopped in turn three.

On the restart, Gravel held off Schatz, but it wasn’t easy. The two traded the lead briefly, before Gravel began to pull away to end over Schatz, Sweet, Brown and 23rd starting hard-charger Davey Heskin. Ian Madsen, Shane Stewart (from 17th), Eliason, Brent Marks (from 24th) and Kerry Madsen rounded out the top ten. Sweet and Schatz set quick time in their respective groups, while Brown, Eliason, Schatz and Terry McCarl won heats. Schatz won the Dash and Kraig Kinser took the B main.

“Who’s ready for Nationals?” said Gravel in Victory Lane. “We have unfinished business here. We were really good all day yesterday, but for qualifying. We got ourselves in the Dash there. We wanted to start further towards the front, and whoever had the lead there, Donny, me or Brad, I think that’s probably who was going to win the race. Luckily, I was able to get by those guys on the restart. I knew what he (Schatz on the second restart) was going to do. I was thinking I was going to get a good enough start where he couldn’t roll around me. I knew he was going to pick up the crumbles in two about halfway up. I knew I had to hit my line. We just had enough. He gave me room. He’s a first-class racer. I’m happy to race with him most of these nights.”

The 18-lap 360 feature would ultimately be shortened. Before a lap could get in, a tangle involving Brant O’Banion, Shayle Bade and Joe Beaver slowed things. Ryan Giles would take the lead ahead of Nate Van Haaften, Matt Moro, Clint Garner and Calvin Landis early. Both Moro and Garner would get by Van Haaften for second and third. Thomas Kennedy moved into the top five by the third lap.

Kennedy battled with Van Haaften, taking fourth on the sixth lap. Meanwhile, Giles, Moro and Garner were headed for heavy lapped traffic. Garner worked his way by Moro on lap nine. Giles weaved through traffic before a lap eleven crash involving McKenna Haase, who appeared to have something break on the car. The race was deemed complete with inclement weather in the area.

Giles win came over Garner, Moro, Kennedy and Sawyer Phillips. Landis, Van Haaften, Mason Daniel, Cody Ledger and Ryan Bickett completed the top five. Van Haaften set quick time for the 360’s, while Phillips, Landis and Ledger won heats.

Join us next Saturday, July 7 for Dennison Racing Tee’s and Jersey Freeze Night! The 410, 360 (including the Nebraska 360’s) and 305 sprint cars will all be in action! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials Group One (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (11), 15.399; 2. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (14), 15.582; 3. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (12), 15.635; 4. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (3), 15.637; 5. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (1), 15.653; 6. 5, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (5), 15.654; 7. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (9), 15.734; 8. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (2), 15.735; 9. 2, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (13), 15.758; 10. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (6), 15.849; 11. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (15), 15.869; 12. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (17), 15.881; 13. 7S50, Keoni Texeira, Honolulu, HI (4), 15.898; 14. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (7), 15.911; 15. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (8), 15.916; 16. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (18), 16.029; 17. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (10), 16.095; 18. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (16), 16.587; 19. 19W, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (19), 17.094

Time Trials Group Two (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (10), 15.671; 2. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (11), 15.867; 3. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (19), 15.899; 4. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (1), 15.951; 5. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (2), 16.066; 6. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (5), 16.069; 7. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (6), 16.114; 8. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (9), 16.135; 9. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 16.155; 10. 83H, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (16), 16.165; 11. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (8), 16.269; 12. 3, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (13), 16.280; 13. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (3), 16.292; 14. 9P, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (14), 16.331; 15. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (17), 16.410; 16. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (4), 16.446; 17. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (7), 16.468; 18. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.543; 19. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (15), 16.721

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.9: 1. Brian Brown (2); 2. Brad Sweet (1); 3. Kerry Madsen (4); 4. Ian Madsen (3); 5. Shane Stewart (5) / 6. Dominic Scelzi (8); 7. Brent Marks (6); 8. Keoni Texeira (7); 9. Josh Schneiderman (9); 10. Bob Weuve (10)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.1: 1. Cory Eliason (1); 2. David Gravel (3); 3. Sheldon Haudenschild (2); 4. Daryn Pittman (4); 5. Brooke Tatnell (6) / 6. Matt Juhl (7); 7. Kraig Kinser (5); 8. Bobby Mincer (9); 9. AJ Moeller (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:13.3: 1. Donny Schatz (1); 2. Logan Schuchart (2); 3. Austin McCarl (5); 4. Jason Sides (4); 5. Jordyn Brazier (7) / 6. Davey Heskin (8); 7. RJ Johnson (6); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 9. Carson McCarl (9) DNS – Glen Saville

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.7: 1. Terry McCarl (2); 2. Jacob Allen (1); 3. Sammy Swindell (6); 4. Justin Henderson (5); 5. Gio Scelzi (4) / 6. Rager Phillips (7); 7. Tasker Phillips (9); 8. Hunter Schuerenberg (8); 9. Greg Wilson (3)

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:41.8: 1. Donny Schatz (1); 2. Brad Sweet (2); 3. Logan Schuchart (4); 4. Cory Eliason (3); 5. David Gravel (6) / 6. Brian Brown (7); 7. Jacob Allen (5); 8. Terry McCarl (8)

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Kraig Kinser (1); 2. Greg Wilson (3); 3. Davey Heskin (8); 4. Brent Marks (2) / 5. Matt Juhl (6); 6. Dominic Scelzi (7); 7. Josh Schneiderman (16); 8. Tasker Phillips (17); 9. Rager Phillips (15); 10. Hunter Schuerenberg (10); 11. Bobby Mincer (12); 12. Carson McCarl (11); 13. Bob Weuve (13); 14. RJ Johnson (5); 15. Keoni Texeira (4); 16. AJ Moeller (9); 17. Glen Saville (14);

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. David Gravel (5); 2. Donny Schatz (1); 3. Brad Sweet (2); 4. Brian Brown (6); 5. Davey Heskin (23); 6. Ian Madsen (13); 7. Shane Stewart (17); 8. Cory Eliason (4); 9. Brent Marks (24); 10. Kerry Madsen (9); 11. Sheldon Haudenschild (11); 12. Austin McCarl (10); 13. Jason Sides (14); 14. Daryn Pittman (15); 15. Greg Wilson (22); 16. Terry McCarl (8); 17. Gio Scelzi (20); 18. Jordyn Brazier (18); 19. Kraig Kinser (21); 20. Jacob Allen (7); 21. Brooke Tatnell (19); 22. Logan Schuchart (3); 23. Justin Henderson (16); 24. Sammy Swindell (12). Lap Leaders: Schatz 1-8, Sweet 9, Gravel 10-25. Hard-charger: Heskin.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (2), 16.120; 2. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (9), 16.130; 3. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (6), 16.311; 4. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (13), 16.339; 5. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (7), 16.361; 6. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (18), 16.374; 7. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (15), 16.400; 8. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.445; 9. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (12), 16.515; 10. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11), 16.559; 11. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (5), 16.610; 12. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (1), 16.620; 13. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (21), 16.623; 14. 13JM, Jordan Martens, Sioux Falls, SD (3), 16.706; 15. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (24), 16.771; 16. 17B, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD (23), 16.774; 17. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (20), 16.797; 18. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (19), 16.817; 19. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (22), 16.865; 20. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (16), 16.873; 21. 03, Shayle Bade, Lincoln, NE (10), 16.924; 22. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.954; DQ (Scales) 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (8); DQ (Scales) 47, Brant O'Banion, Sioux Falls, SD (17)

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.0: 1. Sawyer Phillips (3); 2. Ryan Bickett (1); 3. Nate Van Haaften (6); 4. Clint Garner (5); 5. McKenna Haase (4); 6. Cody Wehrle (2); 7. Joe Beaver (7); 8. Mitchell Alexander (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.1: 1. Calvin Landis (4); 2. Ryan Giles (6); 3. Christian Bowman (5); 4. Nathan Mills (1); 5. Dylan Peterson (7); 6. Jordan Martens (2); 7. Brad Comegys (8); 8. Troy Manteufel (3)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:05.4: 1. Cody Ledger (1); 2. Tom Lenz (2); 3. Thomas Kennedy (3); 4. Ryan Roberts (4); 5. Matt Moro (6); 6. Mason Daniel (5); 7. Shayle Bade (7); 8. Brant O'Banion (8)

A main (started), 11 Laps, NT: 1. Ryan Giles (1); 2. Clint Garner (5); 3. Matt Moro (6); 4. Thomas Kennedy (11); 5. Sawyer Phillips (7); 6. Calvin Landis (4); 7. Nate Van Haaften (2); 8. Mason Daniel (9); 9. Cody Ledger (13); 10. Ryan Bickett (12); 11. Dylan Peterson (19); 12. Cody Wehrle (14); 13. Christian Bowman (3); 14. McKenna Haase (8); 15. Brad Comegys (22); 16. Nathan Mills (15); 17. Tom Lenz (10); 18. Ryan Roberts (24); 19. Troy Manteufel (16); 20. Jordan Martens (17); 21. Joe Beaver (18); 22. Mitchell Alexander (23); 23. Shayle Bade (21); 24. Brant O'Banion (22). Lap Leaders: Giles 1-11. Hard-charger: Peterson.

 

 

Donny Schatz Dominates Brownells Big Guns Bash Night One at Knoxville!
No One Can Turn Down Kelby Watt in 305’s

by Bill Wright                                                                                               

 

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 29, 2018) – Donny Schatz kicked off the Brownells Big Guns Bash weekend with a dominating win Friday night at Knoxville Raceway.  Though there was little doubt up front, fantastic racing behind the leader kept the large crowd gathered on their feet.  The win, aboard the Tony Stewart Racing #15, was worth $10,000 to the Fargo, North Dakota driver.  Seventeen-year-old Kelby Watt drove a great race late in the going to claim his second career feature win in the 305 class.

 

Schatz earned the pole with a win in the Dash and led the 25-lap feature early, ahead of Lynton Jeffrey, Brooke Tatnell, Logan Schuchart and Brian Brown.  Brown moved by Schuchart for fourth on lap two, but with three laps down, made heavy contact with the turn two wall.  Jordyn Brazier slowed at the same time, bringing out the caution.

 

Brown went to the work area, but the green was dropped with Schatz taking the inside line on Jeffrey on the double-file restart.  Contact between the two sent Jeffrey into a wicked series of flips.  Fortunately, he emerged unscathed.  The lengthy red flag period gave Brown’s crew time to repair his car to restart at the tail.

 

The next restart was single-file, with Schatz leading Tatnell, Schuchart, Ian Madsen and Kerry Madsen.  Schuchart grabbed second from Tatnell on lap eleven, as the leader entered lapped traffic.  Behind him, a furious battle for third involving three Aussies was taking place.  Ian Madsen emerged with the spot on lap 16, as Kerry followed him by Tatnell into fourth a lap later. 

 

David Gravel was also on the move after starting 11th.  He entered the top five with seven laps to go.  Ian Madsen continued his charge, passing Schuchart for second with five to go.  Gravel would gain two more positions as well, garnering third with three to go.

 

Schatz’s win would come by 3.8 seconds over Ian Madsen.  They were followed by Gravel, Kerry Madsen and Schuchart.  Hard-charger Shane Stewart, Tatnell, Austin McCarl, Cory Eliason and Brad Sweet rounded out the top ten.  Kerry Madsen and Jeffrey set quick time in their respective flights.  The were both joined by Schatz and Ian Madsen as heat winners.  Schatz won the Dash and Dominic Scelzi took the B.

 

An emotional tribute to the late Jason Johnson was played during opening ceremonies and there was a forty-one second moment of silence.  In addition, the missing man formation was displayed before the feature.

 

“These guys (Schatz’s crew) are incredible at what they do,” said Schatz in Victory Lane.  “I’m just lucky to drive it.  Tonight, was probably one of the first nights I’ve ever asked myself…when I put the suit on…’Why?’  Once I fired the car, everything made sense.  This is what I love to do and what everyone out here loves to do.  Thank you to all the fans, racetrack, everybody.  It was a very shocking week, but I’m glad to be standing here now.  Words can’t describe it.”

 

“(The crew) gave me a great racecar tonight,” said Ian Madsen.  “It took me a little while to get going, but once we kind of got rolling and could go wide open on the top, we really came alive.  It’s an awesome strong run to come home to Knoxville and get a second place.  I couldn’t be prouder of my team.”

 

“We missed it a little bit qualifying,” said the third place Gravel.  “We finished third in the heat and that put us eleventh in the A main.  I felt we had a really good car in the heat race, but it was a little big too fast.  We had a really good car again.  I was confident that we were good.  I was able to pick off a couple of guys in the last laps.  We’re happy with where we ran tonight.  We’ll take the podium tonight and move on to tomorrow.”

 

The 305 15-lap main event had a rough start when Casey Greubel turned over in turn three.  He was o.k.  Devin Kline shot out to the lead over Joe Simbro, Mike Mayberry, Matthew Stelzer and Eric Bridger.  Mayberry would shoot into second on lap two, before the leader Kline tumbled in turn two.  He was also uninjured.

 

Now, with two laps down, Mayberry led Simbro, Stelzer, Bridger and Kelby Watt back to green. A blanket could have been thrown over the top five for several laps.  Finally Watt was able to use the high side to move by Bridger into fourth.  Stelzer would take second from Simbro on lap five with Watt in tow.

 

A spin by a seventh running Ryan Leavitt slowed things with ten to go.  Mayberry led Stelzer, Watt, Simbro and Bridger back to green.  Bridger would move into fourth on the restart, but little else changed in the top five as they continued to race in tight formation.  Watt was making the high side work and slowly reeled in Stelzer.  With three to go, he was able to get by him as the two made slight contact.  Two laps later, he would ride the high side to take the lead from Mayberry.

 

Watt pulled away for his second career win ahead of Stelzer, who nabbed second on the last lap, Mayberry, Bridger and Simbro.  Evan Epperson, Leavitt, Mike Ayers, Chase Young and Brandon Worthington completed the top ten.  Young set quick time on the night, while Stelzer and Mayberry were heat winners.

 

“I found the top and I was running that thing full throttle,” said Watt in Victory Lane.  “I was bouncing off the wall, and I kept it going.  Sorry to bounce into Stelzer there, but I was coming up the track and it’s been a few months.  This car could literally go anywhere that I wanted to go, thanks to my Dad and grandpa.  That thing was so fast.”

 

Join us tomorrow night for the Brownells Big Guns Bash finale featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars!  The 360 sprints will also be in action Saturday!  For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com


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410 Results

 

Time Trials Group One (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (10), 15.147; 2. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (19), 15.203; 3. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (8), 15.260; 4. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (13), 15.287; 5. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (7), 15.306; 6. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (1), 15.375; 7. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (5), 15.383; 8. 5, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (3), 15.391; 9. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (17), 15.480; 10. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (15), 15.504; 11. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (9), 15.507; 12. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (20), 15.536; 13. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (12), 15.611; 14. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (16), 15.646; 15. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (11), 15.654; 16. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 15.702; 17. 9P, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (14), 15.706; 18. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (4), 16.034; 19. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (18), 16.037; 20. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (6), 16.178

 

Time Trials Group Two (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (20), 15.243; 2. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (18), 15.358; 3. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (6), 15.403; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (2), 15.408; 5. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (16), 15.420; 6. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (7), 15.437; 7. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (1), 15.441; 8. 83H, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (8), 15.533; 9. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (12), 15.55; 10. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (15), 15.554; 11. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (17), 15.582; 12. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (13), 15.584; 13. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (10), 15.590; 14. 2, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (5), 15.654; 15. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (4), 15.668; 16. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (9), 15.695; 17. 7S50, Keoni Texeira, Honolulu, HI (3), 15.749; 18. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (19), 15.876; 19. 19W, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (11), 16.494; 20. 3, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (14), 16.666

 

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.0: 1. Kerry Madsen (1); 2. Terry McCarl (3); 3. Gio Scelzi (4); 4. Jacob Allen (2); 5. Matt Juhl (5) / 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (6); 7. Rager Phillips (9); 8. Greg Wilson (7); 9. Hunter Schuerenberg (8); 10. Chase Wanner (10)

 

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:06.9: 1. Donny Schatz (1); 2. Logan Schuchart (2); 3. David Gravel (4); 4. Brad Sweet (5); 5. Davey Heskin (6) / 6. Dominic Scelzi (3); 7. Kraig Kinser (7); 8. Carson McCarl (8); 9. Bobby Mincer (9) DNS – Glen Saville

 

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.7: 1. Ian Madsen (1); 2. Brian Brown (2); 3. Cory Eliason (3); 4. Jason Sides (6); 5. Daryn Pittman (4) / 6. Sawyer Phillips (7); 7. Jordyn Brazier (5); 8. AJ Moeller (8); 9. Keoni Texeira (9); 10. Bob Weuve (10)

 

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.3: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 2. Brooke Tatnell (2); 3. Austin McCarl (3); 4. Josh Schneiderman (5); 5. Shane Stewart (7); 6. Justin Henderson (4); 7. Brent Marks (6); 8. Tasker Phillips (8) DNS – RJ Johnson, Sammy Swindell

 

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:35.7: 1. Donny Schatz (2); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 3. Brooke Tatnell (3); 4. Logan Schuchart (5); 5. Ian Madsen (6); 6. Brian Brown (7); 7. Kerry Madsen (8); 8. Terry McCarl (4)

 

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:21.0: 1. Dominic Scelzi (1); 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (3); 3. Justin Henderson (2); 4. Jordyn Brazier (4); 5. Brent Marks (6); 6. Kraig Kinser (7); 7. Greg Wilson (5); 8. Sawyer Phillips (8); 9. Rager Phillips (13); 10. Hunter Schuerenberg (9); 11. Tasker Phillips (12); 12. Carson McCarl (11); 13. RJ Johnson (16); 14. Keoni Texeira (14); 15. Chase Wanner (17); 16. Glen Saville (19); 17. AJ Moeller (10); 18. Bob Weuve (18); 19. Bobby Mincer (15) DNS – Sammy Swindell

 

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Donny Schatz (1); 2. Ian Madsen (5); 3. David Gravel (11); 4. Kerry Madsen (7); 5. Logan Schuchart (4); 6. Shane Stewart (20); 7. Brooke Tatnell (3); 8. Austin McCarl (12); 9. Cory Eliason (10); 10. Brad Sweet (15); 11. Justin Henderson (23); 12. Terry McCarl (8); 13. Gio Scelzi (9); 14. Davey Heskin (19); 15. Brian Brown (6); 16. Sheldon Haudenschild (22); 17. Jacob Allen (13); 18. Matt Juhl (17); 19. Daryn Pittman (18); 20. Jason Sides (14); 21. Dominic Scelzi (21); 22. Jordyn Brazier (24); 23. Greg Wilson (25, prov.); 24. Josh Schneiderman (16); 25. Lynton Jeffrey (2). Lap Leader: Schatz 1-25. Hard-charger: Stewart.

 

305 Results

 

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (15), 17.478; 2. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (17), 17.609; 3. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (10), 17.712; 4. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.883; 5. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (12), 17.894; 6. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (6), 17.904; 7. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (7), 17.908; 8. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (1), 17.987; 9. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (5), 17.997; 10. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (13), 18.053; 11. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (11), 18.137; 12. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (16), 18.145; 13. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (9), 18.181; 14. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (14), 18.245; 15. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (3), 18.277; 16. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (4), 18.375; 17. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (2), 18.838

 

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.4: 1. Matthew Stelzer (2); 2. Mike Ayers (1); 3. Chris Horton (4); 4. Chase Young (6); 5. Kelby Watt (5); 6. Evan Epperson (3); 7. Dan Henning (8); 8. Brandon Worthington (7); 9. Jon Hughes (9)

 

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.8: 1. Mike Mayberry (2); 2. Jeff Wilke (1); 3. Devin Kline (3); 4. Eric Bridger (6); 5. Joe Simbro (4); 6. Jayce Jenkins (7); 7. Ryan Leavitt (5); 8. Casey Greubel (8)

 

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Kelby Watt (5); 2. Matthew Stelzer (4); 3. Mike Mayberry (3); 4. Eric Bridger (7); 5. Joe Simbro (1); 6. Evan Epperson (12); 7. Ryan Leavitt (10); 8. Mike Ayers (9); 9. Chase Young (8); 10. Brandon Worthington (15); 11. Jeff Wilke (11); 12. Jon Hughes (17); 13. Dan Henning (14); 14. Jayce Jenkins (13); 15. Chris Horton (6); 16. Devin Kline (2); 17. Casey Greubel (16).  Lap Leaders: Kline 1-2, Mayberry 3-13, Watt 14-15. Hard-charger: Epperson.

 

 

Brian Brown Ties Earl Wagner With 43 Knoxville Wins! Clint Garner Back on Top in 360’s; Eric Bridger Keeps Cruising in 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 23, 2018) – Brian Brown notched a historic win in Saturday’s Farm Bureau Mid-Season Championship Night when he tied legend and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee, Earl Wagner, with 43 career wins in Knoxville Raceway’s premier class. The win was the sixth of the season for Brown here, and paid him $5,000. Clint Garner took the lead on a restart from sprint car rookie Mason Daniel and held on for his 37th career win here, while Eric Bridger won again, claiming his sixth feature of the year in the 305 class.

The 25-lap 410 feature was a wild one, and saw Kerry Madsen leading Austin McCarl, Brian Brown, Terry McCarl and Matt Juhl early on. With just one lap in the books, Carson McCarl stopped in turn two bringing the caution. Sixteen-year-old Gio Scelzi, making his first Knoxville appearance, was running sixth on the restart when he did a series of cartwheels into turn two. He was uninjured.

Brown shot into second on the restart, and Juhl used the low side to gain fourth. A battle ensued for third, as Austin McCarl and Juhl traded the spot several times. A spin by Chase Wanner slowed things again with six laps down. Madsen led Brown, Austin McCarl, Juhl and Terry McCarl back to green. Juhl would get a good restart again, gaining third from Austin McCarl.

Madsen was in traffic by lap eleven with Brown in pursuit. Behind them, Austin McCarl again shot by Juhl in traffic for the show position. Brown started reeling in Madsen in traffic. Madsen made several good moves in traffic splitting lappers, but Brown was not going away.

With five laps to go, Brown shot under Madsen heading into turn one. When Madsen got off the gas to avoid the slider, he got above the cushion and upside down. He was uninjured. Brown led the field on the restart, ahead of Austin McCarl, Juhl, Terry McCarl and Brooke Tatnell. Juhl again worked by Austin McCarl, this time for second, before Carson McCarl spun with two laps to go.

Brown would pull away the final two laps, while Juhl and Austin McCarl battled furiously for second. Terry McCarl would enter the fray in the end. Brown would win ahead of Austin McCarl, Terry McCarl, who gained third on the last lap, Juhl and Tatnell. Hard-charger Tasker Phillips, Davey Heskin, Lynton Jeffrey, Rager Phillips and Sawyer Phillips rounded out the top ten. Brown set quick time, while Jeffrey, Jordyn Brazier and Terry McCarl won heats.

“It wasn’t easy,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “Kerry was setting a good pace there. I got to him a couple times. I just made a couple of mistakes and lost ground. I apologize if I got into him. I don’t think I did. There was plenty of room. On the video, it looked like he got tight above the cushion. It is what it is though. Some of you guys are booing now, but if we beat (Donny) Schatz next week, you’ll be cheering!”

Mason Daniel, who won his first career feature in a sprint car here on June 16, led the 20-lap 360 main event early over Christian Bowman, Clint Garner, Ryan Giles and Calvin Landis. Only two laps were in when Sawyer Phillips lost control and slid up the track. Jon Agan tried to sneak between his car and the wall but didn’t make it. He flipped into turn two. He was uninjured.

Garner shot into second on the restart, before McKenna Haase spun with six laps down. Coming for the green, Daniel led Garner, Bowman, Giles and Landis. Visitor Randy Hannagan had quietly moved from fourteenth up to eighth. While Daniel took the low line in turn one on the restart, Garner saw a door open on the cushion. The seven-time track champ pounced into the lead and took Giles with him.

Garner was back in lapped traffic by the twelfth circuit. Hannagan continued his charge as well, but it would halt with four laps to go. Nate Mills got sideways. When Hannagan swerved to avoid, he made contact with Bowman, who he had just passed. The two were done for the night.

Up front, Garner pulled away for the $1,750 score, ahead of Giles, Daniel, Phillips, who came back from the tail, and Landis. Matt Moro, Nate Van Haaften, Dylan Peterson, Devon Dobie and Haase completed the top ten. Daniel set quick time, while Phillips and Bowman won heats.

“I have to give thanks to the track crew,” said Garner in Victory Lane. “To me it seems like it’d be easy to make it follow the leader. But to leave just the right moisture and pack it in just right, and make it wide. I was lapping a lot of cars out there and having a blast. I was a little nervous for a minute. I thought (Daniel) was going to get two in a row. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do on the restart, but it worked out.”

Unlike both the 410 and 360 classes, the 305’s spent the night racing clean and green without much incident. Eric Bridger took off from outside row one ahead of Matthew Stelzer, Jayce Jenkins, Devin Kline and Evan Epperson. The battle early was for seconde. Jenkins, who ran the top, and Stelzer, who ran the low side, traded the spot four times before Jenkins claimed it for good on lap five.

This win wasn’t easy for Bridger by any stretch. He entered lapped traffic with six to go, and the rookie Jenkins closed on him. Using a lower line, Jenkins actually pulled beside the leader in turn two on the final lap, but Bridger was able to hold him off at the line.

Following Bridger and Jenkins at the stripe were Stelzer, Kline and Mike Mayberry. Mike Ayers, Ryan Leavitt, Kelby Watt, Evan Epperson and Brandon Worthington rounded out the top ten. Bridger set quick time for the eighth time in ten events, while Tyler Glass and Kline won heats. Leavitt was caught up in a heat race mishap and underwent serious repairs to run the main event.

“I think I saw (Jenkins) on the video board with a couple laps to go,” said Bridger in Victory Lane. “I saw him in one and two (on the last lap), but luckily three and four was my fastest corner. I struggled down in one and two. I just feel lucky to race here, let alone win a championship (in 2017). I’m just trying to keep the momentum going, keep winning races and see what’s next.”

It was also Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame inductions weekend. Roger Arndt, Bob Brooks, Larry Cahill, Noel, Dean and Mike Chadd, Mike Fisher and Terry McCarl were all inducted at intermission ceremonies.

Join us next weekend, Friday, June 29, and Saturday, June 30, for the Brownells Big Guns Bash featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars! The 305 sprints will also be in action Friday, while the 360’s will run Saturday. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com Knoxville Raceway - Sprint Car Capital of the World! www.knoxvilleraceway.com Father’s Day Perspective with Henderson, Beaver, and Kline! 6/15/2018 - Joanne Cram discussed fatherhood with three different drivers recently, as we recognize Father's Day Weekend at Knoxville Raceway!

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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (2), 15.765; 2. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (16), 15.775; 3. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (4), 15.792; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (5), 15.816; 5. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 15.857; 6. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (10), 15.946; 7. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (8), 15.999; 8. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (14), 16.022; 9. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (7), 16.051; 10. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (20), 16.059; 11. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (13), 16.082; 12. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.085; 13. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (21), 16.089; 14. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (6), 16.109; 15. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (3), 16.191; 16. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 16.289; 17. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (22), 16.292; 18. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (9), 16.492; 19. 10, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (15), 16.598; 20. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (23), 16.640; 21. 9Z, Jared Goerges, Brainerd, MN (1), 16.921; 22. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (19), 17.239; 23. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (11), 17.618;

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.3: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 2. Brian Brown (6); 3. Rager Phillips (2); 4. Davey Heskin (4); 5. Brooke Tatnell (5); 6. Tasker Phillips (1); 7. Bob Weuve (8); 8. Don Droud Jr. (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.6: 1. Jordyn Brazier (1); 2. Kerry Madsen (6); 3. Austin McCarl (5); 4. AJ Moeller (2); 5. Carson McCarl (4); 6. RJ Johnson (3); 7. Glen Saville (7); 8. Chase Wanner (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (6); 2. Gio Scelzi (4); 3. Matt Juhl (5); 4. Josh Schneiderman (2); 5. Bobby Mincer (1); 6. Jared Goerges (7); 7. Sawyer Phillips (3)

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Austin McCarl (1); 3. Terry McCarl (3); 4. Matt Juhl (5); 5. Brooke Tatnell (6); 6. Tasker Phillips (18); 7. Davey Heskin (9); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 9. Rager Phillips (12); 10. Sawyer Phillips (16); 11. AJ Moeller (13); 12. Bobby Mincer (17); 13. RJ Johnson (14); 14. Josh Schneiderman (15); 15. Jordyn Brazier (11); 16. Don Droud Jr. (21); 17. Chase Wanner (23); 18. Bob Weuve (22); 19. Jared Goerges (19); 20. Carson McCarl (10); 21. Kerry Madsen (2); 22. Glen Saville (20); 23. Gio Scelzi (8). Lap Leaders: Madsen 1-20, Brown 21-25. Hard-charger: T. Phillips.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (9), 16.600; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (10), 16.651; 3. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (7), 16.691; 4. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (14), 16.745; 5. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.785; 6. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (3), 16.847; 7. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (16), 16.853; 8. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (5), 16.888; 9. 23, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (19), 16.965; 10. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (2), 16.992; 11. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 17.006; 12. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (6), 17.045; 13. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (13), 17.145; 14. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (18), 17.224; 15. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.231; 16. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (8), 17.273; 17. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (11), 17.286; 18. 22H, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (12), 17.304; 19. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (1), 17.412

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Sawyer Phillips (1); 2. Devon Dobie (2); 3. Calvin Landis (4); 4. Jon Agan (3); 5. Dylan Peterson (7); 6. Mason Daniel (6); 7. Nate Van Haaften (5); 8. Nathan Mills (10); 9. Brad Comegys (9); 10. Joe Beaver (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:05.1: 1. Christian Bowman (3); 2. McKenna Haase (2); 3. Clint Garner (6); 4. Ryan Giles (4); 5. Matt Moro (5); 6. Randy Hannagan (9); 7. Cody Wehrle (1); 8. Tom Lenz (8); 9. Mitchell Alexander (7)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (4); 2. Ryan Giles (6); 3. Mason Daniel (1); 4. Sawyer Phillips (8); 5. Calvin Landis (3); 6. Matt Moro (5); 7. Nate Van Haaften (11); 8. Dylan Peterson (12); 9. Devon Dobie (7); 10. McKenna Haase (10); 11. Cody Wehrle (13); 12. Tom Lenz (15); 13. Mitchell Alexander (16); 14. Brad Comegys (18); 15. Nathan Mills (17); 16. Christian Bowman (2); 17. Randy Hannagan (14); 18. Jon Agan (9) DNS – Joe Beaver. Lap Leaders: Daniel 1-6, Garner 7-20. Hard-charger: Giles.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (12), 17.770; 2. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.814; 3. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (10), 17.852; 4. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (2), 17.857; 5. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (6), 17.962; 6. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (15), 18.062; 7. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (8), 18.222; 8. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (9), 18.232; 9. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (13), 18.292; 10. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (11), 18.313; 11. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (17), 18.329; 12. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (16), 18.343; 13. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (14), 18.377; 14. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (18), 18.501; 15. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (4), 18.522; 16. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (5), 19.111; 17. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (1), NT; 18. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (3), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.7: 1. Tyler Glass (1); 2. Matthew Stelzer (3); 3. Jayce Jenkins (5); 4. Evan Epperson (4); 5. Chris Horton (2); 6. Eric Bridger (6); 7. Kelby Watt (7); 8. Dan Henning (8); 9. Casey Greubel (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.1: 1. Devin Kline (4); 2. Mike Mayberry (1); 3. Mike Ayers (3); 4. Joe Simbro (7); 5. Jeff Wilke (2); 6. Brandon Worthington (5); 7. Jon Hughes (8); 8. Ryan Leavitt (6) DNS – Chase Young

A main (started), 17 Laps, 5:31.3 (NTR): 1. Eric Bridger (2); 2. Jayce Jenkins (4); 3. Matthew Stelzer (1); 4. Devin Kline (3); 5. Mike Mayberry (10); 6. Mike Ayers (6); 7. Ryan Leavitt (9); 8. Kelby Watt (14); 9. Evan Epperson (5); 10. Brandon Worthington (8); 11. Tyler Glass (7); 12. Casey Greubel (17); 13. Chris Horton (11); 14. Dan Henning (16); 15. Jeff Wilke (12); 16. Jon Hughes (15); 17. Joe Simbro (13) DNS – Chasey Young. Lap Leader: Bridger 1-17. Hard-charger: Watt.

 

 

Scotty Thiel Picks Up Second Win with Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101!

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(Bill W) June 4, 2018, Monroe, IA – Donny Schatz (3), Brian Brown (5) and Scotty Thiel (2) were all repeat winners last week in Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com action! Schatz picked up the win with the World of Outlaws Friday night at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Brian Brown nailed down win number five at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday night, while Scotty Thiel took the IRA stop at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin Sunday.

This week will see the WoO in action at Farley Speedway in Iowa for the first time since the 1990’s. Weekly action at Knoxville Raceway will resume again Saturday as well.

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TKS Motorsports - Turning Laps and Gaining Experience Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Des Moines, IA (June 13, 2018) – A full weekend at the Jackson Motorplex for the Jackson Nationals provided the opportunity for Austin McCarl and the TKS Motorsports team to turn a lot of laps with the best sprint car competition in the country.

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TKS Motorsports - Turning Laps and Gaining Experience Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Des Moines, IA (June 13, 2018) – A full weekend at the Jackson Motorplex for the Jackson Nationals provided the opportunity for Austin McCarl and the TKS Motorsports team to turn a lot of laps with the best sprint car competition in the country.

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Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO

Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)
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TKS Motorsports - Turning Laps and Gaining Experience Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Des Moines, IA (June 13, 2018) – A full weekend at the Jackson Motorplex for the Jackson Nationals provided the opportunity for Austin McCarl and the TKS Motorsports team to turn a lot of laps with the best sprint car competition in the country.

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 402 (5)
Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 294 (3)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 267
Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 235
Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 190

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 172

Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 152
Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 150 (1)
Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 144
Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 136 (1)

Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 117

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 113
Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 105
Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 104 (2)
Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 100 (2)
Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 74

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 74
Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 72
Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 66

Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 60
Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 60
Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 56
Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 55
Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 54
Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 48
Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 48
Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 46
Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 43
Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 40

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 40

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 38

Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 38
Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 36

Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 36
Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 35
Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 35
Ryan Robinson, Foresthill, CA, 35

Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 35
AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 32
Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 30

Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 30
Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 30
Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 28
Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 26
Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25
Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 25

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 24
Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 22
Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 18
Nathan Charron, Hartsburg, IL, 18
Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 18
Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 18
Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16
Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 16

Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 16
Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 16
Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 16

Scott Uttech, New Berlin, IL, 16
Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 14
Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 14
Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 14

Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 14

Matt VandeVere, Zion, IL, 14
Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 12

Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI, 12
Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 12
Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 12

Chase Briscoe, Mitchell, IN, 10
Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 10

Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust., 8

Brandon McMullen, Plymouth, WI, 8
Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 8

Michael Decker, Silver Lake, WI, 6

Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6
Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6
Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6
Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN, 6
Jay Waugh, Canberra, NSW, Aust., 6
Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4
Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 4
Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL, 4

Chase Wanner, Agency, IA, 4

Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 2

WoO Platinum Driver Feature Wins:

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (3)

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (2)
Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (1)

Tentative 2018 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com
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TKS Motorsports - Turning Laps and Gaining Experience Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Des Moines, IA (June 13, 2018) – A full weekend at the Jackson Motorplex for the Jackson Nationals provided the opportunity for Austin McCarl and the TKS Motorsports team to turn a lot of laps with the best sprint car competition in the country.

Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold)

Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder)

Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Rain)

Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)

Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)

Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Fri, May 18 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA (Cory Eliason, Selma, CA)

Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA (Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL)

Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Tue, June 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)

Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)

Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)

Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)

Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO

Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Wed, June 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO

Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, July 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Thurs, July 26 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars

Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars

Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”

Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)

Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover”

Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO

Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest”

Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Sept 1 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Sun, Sept 2 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial”

Sat, Sept 8 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial”

Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA

Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA

Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”

Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Fri, Oct 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA

Sat, Oct 6 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA

Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

Sat, Oct 20 – Dodge City (KS) Speedway WoO

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Brian Brown Earns Fifth Win of Season at Knoxville! Mason Daniel Pulls Off Shocker in 360’s; Eric Bridger Dominates 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 16, 2018) – Brian Brown raced past Lynton Jeffrey to win his fifth feature of the season at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver picked up $4,000 for his 42nd career victory at Knoxville aboard his Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21. Sprint car rookie Mason Daniel drove his way through traffic to a win in the 360 class. The Californian picked up $1,500 for his win. Eric Bridger dominated again in the 305 class, leading wire to wire, and matching Brown by winning for the fifth time in 2018.

Lynton Jeffrey led from the pole in the 20-lap 410 feature over AJ Moeller, Brian Brown, Kerry Madsen and Terry McCarl. Moeller broke in turn two on the second lap halting things. On the restart, Brown shot under Jeffrey for the lead, but the start was called back when the restart cone was hit. Jeffrey would maintain his lead until Rager Phillips slowed with a flat tire on lap five.

Jeffrey led Brown, Madsen, Terry McCarl and Brooke Tatnell back to green. McCarl quickly took third, while Brown hounded the leader. On lap seven, he nipped Jeffrey at the flag stand by .009 of a second. From there, he pulled away. McCarl would follow him into second. Davey Heskin was also on the move on the bottom, gaining the top five, and then passing Madsen and Jeffrey on laps twelve and thirteen to gain third place.

Brown was into heavy lapped traffic, when the second place car of McCarl locked up on the frontstretch, ending his second place run. A five lap Dash saw Brown pull away for the win over Heskin, Madsen, Tatnell and Jeffrey. Matt Juhl, hard-charger Austin McCarl, Shane Golobic, Josh Schneiderman and Carson McCarl rounded out the top ten. Jeffrey set quick time on the night, while Tasker Phillips, Jordyn Brazier and Carson McCarl won heats.

“Lynton’s a heck of a racecar driver, and he was racing a good race,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “He was kind of moving around. What was good about that was that my car would go anywhere. This is a new Maxim tonight and it worked flawless. Hats off to all my guys. It’s been a pretty good season to start. We’re looking forward to next week and two weeks from now, especially (when the World of Outlaws visit). That was a workout!”

The 18-lap 360 main event went non-stop. Nate Van Haaften used his familiar low groove to pace Mason Daniel, Jon Agan, Christian Bowman and Matt Moro early on. Early, the race for fourth was the best one on the track, with Moro taking the spot on lap three.

Up front, Daniel was gaining on Van Haaften, using the high line around the half-mile. The two raced side by side for a couple of laps before Daniel took a narrow .013 of a second lead on lap eight. Around the same time, Clint Garner moved into the top five.

Daniel entered heavier traffic with six laps to go, but maneuvered it well and extended his lead. In the end, the Californian, who is racing sprint cars for the first time this year, won his first race at Knoxville. Van Haaften would follow, ahead of Agan, Moro and Garner. Ryan Giles, McKenna Haase, Sawyer Phillips, Bowman and Calvin Landis would complete the top ten. Moro set quick time, while Agan and Van Haaften were heat winners.

“This is something else,” said an emotional Daniel in Victory Lane. “We struggled the past couple of times we’ve been here. To come out and get the win tonight was amazing. The car was great. Garrett, Landon and Danny (Lasoski) did a great job and I can’t thank them enough. We actually lost the brakes, so we had to be on the top with the throttle wide open. With (Lasoski’s) knowledge and helping me out with the track one where is fast and where it’s not and what to do…it’s really helpful.”

Eric Bridger left little doubt again in the 305 class, as he led from start to finish in the non-stop 15-lap feature. For the second week in a row, Ryan Leavitt cruised in the second spot, while Jayce Jenkins nailed down third.

The best race was for fourth fifth and sixth. Kelby Watt, Mike Mayberry and Matthew Stelzer raced hard through the middle stages. In the end, it would be Watt taking fourth, ahead of Stelzer. Hard-charger Devin Kline would recover from qualifying issues to drive from row seven to sixth, ahead of Mayberry, Rob Kubli, Jeff Wilke and Casey Greubel. Bridger set quick time for the seventh time this season, while Kubli and Wilke were heat winners.

“This is awesome,” said Bridger. “Starting on the front row helps. You’ve got to get a start there, and I knew the way the racetrack was…I was happy to get through lapped traffic and see that checkered flag. I had trouble with the first (lapped) car there but after that, I got my rhythm going.”

Join us next week, Saturday, June 23, for Marion County Farm Bureau and Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame Mid-Season Championship Night featuring the 410, 360 and 305 sprint cars! It’s also $1 Busch Light night. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com !

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (2), 15.547; 2. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (9), 15.600; 3. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (7), 15.661; 4. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (4), 15.680; 5. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (11), 15.744; 6. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (5), 15.754; 7. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (21), 15.761; 8. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (8), 15.764; 9. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (22), 15.788; 10. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (15), 15.844; 11. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (3), 15.866; 12. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (6), 15.987; 13. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (1), 16.031; 14. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (17), 16.079; 15. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 16.098; 16. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (19), 16.229; 17. 10, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (14), 16.256; 18. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (13), 16.317; 19. 3, Dakota Jackson, Elizabethtown, IN (16), 16.447; 20. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (12), 16.448; 21. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (23), 16.474; 22. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (18), 16.505; 23. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (10), 17.325.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.4: 1. Tasker Phillips (2); 2. Rager Phillips (1); 3. Brian Brown (5); 4. Austin McCarl (3); 5. Shane Golobic (4); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 7. Bobby Mincer (8); 8. Dakota Jackson (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.0: 1. Jordyn Brazier (2); 2. Davey Heskin (4); 3. Don Droud Jr. (1); 4. Kerry Madsen (6); 5. Josh Schneiderman (3); 6. Matt Juhl (5); 7. Chase Wanner (7); 8. Rob Weuve (8);

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.8: 1. Carson McCarl (2); 2. Brooke Tatnell (4); 3. Terry McCarl (5); 4. Dakota Hendrickson (1) 5. AJ Moeller (6); 6. RJ Johnson (3); 7. Glen Saville (7)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (3); 2. Davey Heskin (6); 3. Kerry Madsen (4); 4. Brooke Tatnell (7); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 6. Matt Juhl (8); 7. Austin McCarl (13); 8. Shane Golobic (9); 9. Josh Schneiderman (15); 10. Carson McCarl (10); 11. RJ Johnson (14); 12. Jordyn Brazier (11); 13. Glen Saville (19); 14. Chase Wanner (18); 15. Bobby Mincer (20); 16. Terry McCarl (5); 17. Don Droud Jr. (17); 18. Dakota Hendrickson (16); 19. Rager Phillips (12); 20. Rob Weuve (21); 21. AJ Moeller (2); 22. Tasker Phillips (22); 23. Dakota Jackson (23). Lap Leaders: Jeffrey 1-6, Brown 7-20. Hard-charger: A. McCarl.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (3), 16.395; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (1), 16.431; 3. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (16), 16.521; 4. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (5), 16.553; 5. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (13), 16.657; 6. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (10), 16.716; 7. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (15), 16.837; 8. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.846; 9. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (6), 16.889; 10. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (11), 16.896; 11. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (2), 16.941; 12. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (8), 16.949; 13. 03, Shayle Bade, Lincoln, NE (9), 16.959; 14. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (7), 17.059; 15. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (12), 17.229; 16. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (14), 17.302;

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.2: 1. Jon Agan (3); 2. Cody Wehrle (1); 3. Sawyer Phillips (2); 4. Matt Moro (6); 5. McKenna Haase (4); 6. Ryan Giles (5); 7. Mitchell Alexander (8); 8. Shayle Bade (7)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.8: 1. Nate Van Haaften (2); 2. Christian Bowman (4); 3. Clint Garner (6); 4. Calvin Landis (3); 5. Mason Daniel (5); 6. Nathan Mills (1); 7. Tom Lenz (8); 8. Brad Comegys (7)

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:13.3: 1. Mason Daniel (2); 2. Nate Van Haaften (1); 3. Jon Agan (4); 4. Matt Moro (5); 5. Clint Garner (6); 6. Ryan Giles (7); 7. McKenna Haase (8); 8. Sawyer Phillips (9); 9. Christian Bowman (3); 10. Calvin Landis (10); 11. Shayle Bade (14); 12. Cody Wehrle (11); 13. Nathan Mills (12); 14. Tom Lenz (15); 15. Mitchell Alexander (13); 16. Brad Comegys (16). Lap Leaders: Van Haaften 1-7, Daniel 8-18. Hard-charger: Bade.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (4), 17.283; 2. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (6), 17.455; 3. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (7), 17.529; 4. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (10), 17.564; 5. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (16), 17.646; 6. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (11), 17.756; 7. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (8), 17.78; 8. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (13), 17.782; 9. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (17), 17.839; 10. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (12), 17.867; 11. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (5), 17.947; 12. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (3), 17.998; 13. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (9), 18.105; 14. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (14), 18.143; 15. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (1), 18.29; 16. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (15), 20.011; 17. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (2), 19.279.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.4: 1. Rob Kubli (1); 2. Ryan Leavitt (4); 3. Evan Epperson (2); 4. Devin Kline (9); 5. Eric Bridger (6); 6. Mike Ayers (3); 7. Matthew Stelzer (5); 8. Dan Henning (7); 9. Jon Hughes (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.1: 1. Jeff Wilke (1); 2. Jayce Jenkins (3); 3. Casey Greubel (2); 4. Mike Mayberry (6); 5. Kelby Watt (5); 6. Joe Simbro (4); 7. Brandon Worthington (7); 8. Chase Young (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:33.5: 1. Eric Bridger (2); 2. Ryan Leavitt (3); 3. Jayce Jenkins (1); 4. Kelby Watt (5); 5. Matthew Stelzer (7); 6. Devin Kline (13); 7. Mike Mayberry (4); 8. Rob Kubli (6); 9. Jeff Wilke (9); 10. Casey Greubel (10); 11. Chase Young (16); 12. Evan Epperson (8); 13. Joe Simbro (11); 14. Brandon Worthington (14); 15. Jon Hughes (16); 16. Mike Ayers (12) DNS – Dan Henning. Lap Leader: Bridger 1-15. Hard-charger: Kline.

 

 

Brown Builds Lead in Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by Open Wheel 101!
Monday, June 11, 20

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(Bill W) June 11, 2018, Monroe, IA – Brian Brown had a strong Jackson Nationals at the Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota last weekend, and built his lead a bit in the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com! The World of Outlaws invaded the Midwest last weekend. Sheldon Haudenschild picked up the rain date win Tuesday at the Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway. Rain postponed things in Jackson Thursday, but Jason Johnson picked up both preliminary wins there (Friday and Saturday afternoon). Donny Schatz took home $40,000 for the win in the finale.

Three point eligible races will be contested this weekend. On Friday, the WoO heads to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Weekly racing will be back in action at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday. On Sunday, the IRA will gather at the beautiful Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

Brown now holds a 76-point lead over Austin McCarl in the point standings. Brooke Tatnell is third, ahead of Kerry Madsen, Davey Heskin and Jacob Patten (tie), Justin Henderson, Terry McCarl, Matt Juhl and Cory Eliason.

So far, there have been nine winners in the fourteen races contested with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101!

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Up Next!

Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 352 (3)
Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 276 (3)
Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 205
Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 197
Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 150
Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 150 (1)
Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 147
Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 144
Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 132
Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 126 (1)
Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 105
Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 104 (2)
Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 99
Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 92
Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 74
Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 72
Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 66
RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 64
Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 60
Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 56
Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 55
Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 54
Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 50 (1)
Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 48
Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 48
Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 48
Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 46
Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 43
Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 40
Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 36
Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 36
Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 35
Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 35
Ryan Robinson, Foresthill, CA, 35
AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 32
Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30
Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 30
Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 28
Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 28
Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 26
Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25
Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 25
Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 24
Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 18
Nathan Charron, Hartsburg, IL, 18
Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 18
Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 18
Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16
Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 16
Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 16
Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 16
Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 16
Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 14
Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 14
Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 14
Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 12
Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 12
Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 12
Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 12
Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 10
Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 8
Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6
Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6
Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN, 6
Jay Waugh, Canberra, NSW, Aust., 6
Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 4
Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4
Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 4
Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL, 4
Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Feature Wins:

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (2)
Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (2)
Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (1)

Tentative 2018 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com

Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold)
Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder)
Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Rain)
Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)
Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, May 18 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA (Cory Eliason, Selma, CA)
Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA (Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL)
Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Tue, June 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)
Sat, June 9 (afternoon) – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)
Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO
Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Wed, June 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO
Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO
Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO
Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, July 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA
Thurs, July 26 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA
Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars
Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA
Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars
Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars
Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO
Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”
Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic
Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)
Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover”
Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO
Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest”
Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA
Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 1 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)
Sun, Sept 2 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)
Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial”
Sat, Sept 8 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial”
Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA
Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA
Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA
Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”
Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA
Fri, Oct 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Sat, Oct 6 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 20 – Dodge City (KS) Speedway WoO

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“Sunshine” at Knoxville as Tyler Courtney Takes USAC Cash!
Jon Agan Wins First in Three Years with 360’s; Eric Bridger Wins Again in 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 9, 2018) – Tyler “Sunshine” Courtney swept the night as the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series invaded the Knoxville Raceway here Saturday on Hy-Vee Night! The Indianapolis, Indiana native took home $5,000 for his win aboard the Clauson-Marshall Racing #7BC. It was also announced during the day that the Corn Belt Nationals will take place July 5 and 6, 2019, and pay $20,000 to the USAC winner, and $1,000 to start!

Jon Agan overcame some tough luck, taking his eleventh career win at Knoxville in the 360 class, but his first since July 4, 2015. Eric Bridger led wire to wire for his fourth win of the season in the 305 class.

Brady Bacon led from the pole early in the 30-lap USAC feature, ahead of CJ Leary and Chad Boespflug. Last year’s winner here, Justin Grant, and Tyler Courtney battled for the fifth spot, before Courtney took it for good on lap three. The next circuit would see “Sunshine” surge from fifth to third.

Bacon entered traffic on lap six, and by lap ten, led Leary, Courtney, Chase Stockon and Grant. Courtney reeled in Leary in traffic and made a pass for second on lap 19. On the 20th lap, he would slide in front of Bacon for the point. Leary would follow him into second a lap later. While Courtney pulled away, the only other move late in the race was a Grant pass of Stockon for fourth.

Courtney’s first career win at Knoxville came ahead of Leary, Bacon, a closing Grant, and Brody Roa, who took fifth on the last lap. Stockon, Robert Ballou, hard-charger Dave Darland, Chris Windom and Kevin Thomas Jr. rounded out the top ten. Courtney started his sweep with quick time and a heat win. Other heat winners were Grant and Windom. Darland flipped in turn three during his heat race, but his team was able to make repairs before the feature.

“I knew lapped cars were going to be tough to get around, because they were going to continue to run the top,” said Courtney after his win. “I knew I’d have to do something drastically different to get around those guys. I knew if I could stick the bottom, there was enough to get off the corner. We were able to get by (Leary) and then we slid Brady for the lead. This is really cool guys. I think I showed how bad I wanted it last year here and I put myself in a bad position (and crashed) and that cost me a race. Thank you, Knoxville, for having us, and I’m already looking forward to next year.”

“This is a big comeback from last night at I-80 (Speedway),” said the second place Leary. “We struggled really bad. I’m really glad our team found some speed. It feels good to get some momentum going again. I thought I might have something for the win there. Tyler just got the lapped cars better than me. I feel really good for this team.”

“I felt (the car) fading away a little bit,” said the third place Bacon. “We had some sort of bleeder malfunction. I don’t know if it was self-induced or mechanical. We had a good run going. It was our kind of track. I didn’t think we had a great car at the beginning, but we found out we had a problem. It would have been good to get another win at Knoxville, but it looks like next year we’ll have two days to do it.”

Jon Agan led from his pole position early in the 18-lap 360 main event over AJ Moeller and Matt Moro. Ryan Giles was the man on the move early, taking third from Moro on lap two and second from Moeller on lap three. Using the low side, Giles tried to keep pace with the leader. Clint Garner was fast as well, grabbing third on lap seven, before Joe Beaver and Mason Daniel contacted, ending top ten runs.

The only restart of the race saw Agan lead Giles, Garner, Moeller and Moro back to green. Moro and Garner would put on a great duel for third, with Garner eventually prevailing. Up front, Agan hit lapped traffic with three to go and slowed a bit. Giles gained on him, but in the last corner, Agan snuck below the lapped car of Brad Comegys to take the win.

Agan was followed by Giles, Garner, Moro and Christian Bowman. McKenna Haase, Calvin Landis, Moeller, hard-charger Sawyer Phillips and Cody Wehrle rounded out the top ten. Moeller set quick time, while Bowman and Haase were heat race winners.

“The race car was off a little bit and so was the driver,” said Agan in Victory Lane. “We haven’t raced every week and don’t have a real strong base. We checked out in the first feature here of the year and broke a piston. We’ve been running an older motor that just doesn’t have Knoxville ‘smoke’. This was our first night out with one of our good motors. We needed this win. We’ll take it. It’s been a couple years since we’ve been up here. It definitely hasn’t been for a lack of effort on our team’s part.”

Eric Bridger had another great night, leading all 15 laps of the 305 feature for his fourth win of the season, and sixth in his career. Devin Kline chased him the distance, closing in the late stages in traffic. Tyler Glass claimed third on the second lap and held on to that spot, ahead of Ryan Leavitt and Kelby Watt, who passed Rob Kubli for fifth on the last go-around. Matthew Stelzer, Joe Simbro, Mike Ayers and Casey Greubel rounded out the top ten. Bridger set quick time for the seventh time in eight nights, while Watt and Stelzer won heats.

“When you race against Devin and Ryan, that’s tough competition there,” said Bridger in Victory Lane. “We had a good race car. We’re definitely on the momentum train, and we want to keep setting those quick times. Winning features helps a lot too.”

Join us next week, Saturday, June 16, for Van Wall Equipment and “Future Stars” Night featuring the 410, 360 and 305 sprint cars! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com
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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (24), 18.948; 2. 4, Justin Grant, Ione, CA (14), 18.962; 3. 32, Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, IN (6), 18.976; 4. 30, CJ Leary, Greenfield, IN (10), 19.028; 5. 98, Chad Boespflug, Hanford, CA (5), 19.098; 6. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (4), 19.100; 7. 69, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (11), 19.129; 8. 17, Nick Bilbee, Indianapolis, IN (15), 19.226; 9. 91, Brody Roa, Garden Grove, CA (23), 19.280; 10. 12, Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA (1), 19.381; 11. 18, Jarett Andretti, Mooresville, NC (22), 19.384; 12. 5, Chris Windom, Canton, IL (19), 19.437; 13. 36D, Dave Darland, Lincoln, IN (7), 19.487; 14. 0, Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, IA (3), 19.640; 15. 5E, Tom Harris, Banbury, OXFD, UK (2), 19.697; 16. 74X, Josh Hodges, Tijeras, NM (17), 19.720; 17. 52, Isaac Chapple, Willow Branch, IN (21), 19.804; 18. 77K, Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (8), 19.881; 19. 78, Rob Caho Jr., Wyoming, MN (18), 19.908; 20. 11W, Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (9), 20.080; 21. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (16), 20.091; 22. 71, Robert Bell, Colfax, IA (12), 20.943; 23. 11X, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (13), 21.196; 24. 12G, Kelly Graham, Hedrick, IA (20), 21.573.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Tyler Courtney (6); 2. CJ Leary (5); 3. Kevin Thomas Jr. (4); 4. Josh Hodges (1); 5. Robert Ballou (3); 6. Rob Caho Jr. (7); 7. Robert Bell (8); 8. Dave Darland (2)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:45.8: 1. Justin Grant (6); 2. Nick Bilbee (4); 3. Isaac Chapple (1); 4. Chad Boespflug (5); 5. Jarett Andretti (3); 6. Wyatt Burks (7); 7. Brandon Stevenson (2); 8. Frank Rodgers III (8);

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Chris Windom (3); 2. Brady Bacon (5); 3. Chase Stockon (6); 4. Brody Roa (4); 5. Tom Harris (2); 6. Glen Saville (7); 7. Katlynn Leer (1); 8. Kelly Graham (8);

A main (started), 25 Laps, 10:45.6: 1. Tyler Courtney (6); 2. CJ Leary (3); 3. Brady Bacon (1); 4. Justin Grant (5); 5. Brody Roa (9); 6. Chase Stockon (4); 7. Robert Ballou (10); 8. Dave Darland (17); 9. Chris Windom (12); 10. Kevin Thomas Jr. (7); 11. Jarett Andretti (11); 12. Chad Boespflug (2); 13. Josh Hodges (16); 14. Tom Harris (13); 15. Nick Bilbee (8); 16. Glen Saville (21); 17. Wyatt Burks (20); 18. Brandon Stevenson (14); 19. Robert Bell (22); 20. Rob Caho Jr. (19); 21. Frank Rodgers III (23); 22. Kelly Graham (24); 23. Isaac Chapple (15); 24. Katlynn Leer (18). Lap Leaders: Bacon 1-19, Courtney 20-30. Hard-charger: Darland.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (12), 16.044; 2. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (16), 16.053; 3. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (17), 16.074; 4. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (3), 16.095; 5. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (13), 16.157; 6. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (2), 16.211; 7. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.256; 8. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (6), 16.266; 9. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (15), 16.294; 10. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (5), 16.434; 11. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (7), 16.435; 12. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (9), 16.440; 13. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (10), 16.449; 14. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (14), 16.593; 15. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (18), 16.633; 16. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (8), 16.712; 17. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (1), 16.712; 18. 28AU, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (11), 17.072.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:56.9: 1. Christian Bowman (1); 2. Jon Agan (3); 3. Matt Moro (4); 4. Sawyer Phillips (7); 5. Joe Beaver (2); 6. AJ Moeller (6); 7. Mitchell Alexander (8); 8. Mason Daniel (5) DNS – Nathan Mills

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. McKenna Haase (1); 2. Clint Garner (4); 3. Tom Lenz (2); 4. Calvin Landis (3); 5. Cody Wehrle (8); 6. Ryan Giles (6); 7. Allan Woods (9); 8. Brad Comegys (7); 9. Nate Van Haaften (5)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Jon Agan (1); 2. Ryan Giles (5); 3. Clint Garner (4); 4. Matt Moro (3); 5. Christian Bowman (6); 6. McKenna Haase (7); 7. Calvin Landis (8); 8. AJ Moeller (2); 9. Sawyer Phillips (13); 10. Cody Wehrle (14); 11. Nate Van Haaften (12); 12. Tom Lenz (9); 13. Mitchell Alexander (16); 14. Allan Woods (17); 15. Brad Comegys (15); 16. Nathan Mills (18); 17. Mason Daniel (10); 18. Joe Beaver (11). Lap Leader: Agan 1-18. Hard-charger: Phillips.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (11), 17.127; 2. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (19), 17.136; 3. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.288; 4. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (10), 17.290; 5. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (13), 17.324; 6. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (6), 17.424; 7. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (9), 17.427; 8. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (14), 17.429; 9. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (16), 17.430; 10. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (5), 17.512; 11. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (2), 17.532; 12. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (3), 17.645; 13. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.673; 14. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (18), 17.808; 15. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (17), 17.862; 16. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (12), 17.874; 17. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (7), 17.980; 18. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (1), 18.115; 19. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (4), 19.399.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.2: 1. Kelby Watt (1); 2. Rob Kubli (3); 3. Devin Kline (5); 4. Eric Bridger (6); 5. Jayce Jenkins (2); 6. Josh Jones (7); 7. Mike Ayers (4); 8. Jeff Wilke (8); 9. Chase Young (10); 10. Dan Henning (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:45.2: 1. Matthew Stelzer (1); 2. Chris Horton (2); 3. Tyler Glass (3); 4. Ryan Leavitt (6); 5. Joe Simbro (7); 6. Evan Epperson (4); 7. Casey Greubel (8); 8. Mike Mayberry (5); 9. Jon Hughes (9)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:36.6: 1. Eric Bridger (1); 2. Devin Kline (2); 3. Tyler Glass (5); 4. Ryan Leavitt (3); 5. Kelby Watt (6); 6. Rob Kubli (4); 7. Matthew Stelzer (8); 8. Joe Simbro (11); 9. Mike Ayers (10); 10. Casey Greubel (13); 11. Dan Henning (17); 12. Mike Mayberry (9); 13. Chris Horton (7); 14. Jeff Wilke (16); 15. Josh Jones (14); 16. Jon Hughes (15); 17. Jayce Jenkins (12); 18. Chase Young (18) DNS – Evan Epperson. Lap Leader: Bridger 1-15. Hard-charger: Henning.

 

 

 

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6/8/18

I-80 Speedway

Greenwood, NE

USAC

25 cars

Kevin Thomas Jr. (3rd car out to time) set a new track record at 16.423 seconds on the 4/10-mile oval, breaking the year old mark of Stevie Sussex (16.808). Justin Grant (8th car out) was also under the old mark and second quick, followed by CJ Leary (10th), Chad Boespflug (9th), Brady Bacon (17th), Chase Stockon (13th), Chris Windom (16th), Dave Darland (6th), Nick Bilbee (18th) and Robert Ballou (4th). Mike Dapra failed to get a time in and scratched for the night.

Heat one (started): 1. Windom 5 (4) 2. Ballou 12 (3) 3. Thomas 69 (6) 4. Boespflug (5) 5. Isaac Chapple 52 (2) / 6. Don Droud Jr. 1m (1) 7. Cody Ledger 35L (7) 8. TJ Artz 57 (8)

Droud led the 8-lapper early over Ballou and Windom. Windom would get by Ballou on lap three for second. Two laps later, he would take the lead from Droud. Ballou followed him into second as Droud began fading. Thomas would grab third with two to go, and Boespflug and Chapple would get by for the last two feature transfers late.

Heat two (started): 1. Darland 36D (4) 2. Jarett Andretti 18 (2) 3. Bacon 99 (5) 4. Grant 4 (6) 5. Brody Roa 91 (3) / 6. Ryan Kitchen 21 (1) 7. Brandon Stevenson 0 (7) 8. Glen Saville 75 (8)

Plenty of action in this one. Roa led Kitchen and Bacon early. On lap two, Kitchen would pass Roa with his 360 power plant to take the lead, while Andretti took third from Bacon. Andretti would move into second on lap three, while Darland surged from fourth to second on lap five. Darland would grab the lead and pull away on lap five. Andretti would follow him into second with two to go. Bacon would grab third coming to the white flag, while Roa would get back by Kitchen for the last transfer late.

Heat three (started): 1. Tyler Courtney 7BC (3) 2. Stockon 32 (5) 3. Bilbee 17 (4) 4. Leary 30 (6) 5. Tom Harris 5E (2) / 6. Wyatt Burks 11w (1) 7. Terry Richards 18T (7) 8. Robert Bell 71 (8)

Courtney would surge from row two to the lead immediately and win going away. Behind him, Stockon would go from fourth to second on lap four, and Bilbee would grab third from Harris on lap seven.

B main (started): 1. Droud (1) 2. Ledger (4) 3. Kitchen (2) 4. Burks (3) 5. Artz (7) 6. Richards (6) 7. Stevenson (5) / 8. Saville (8) 9. Bell (9) DNS – Dapra

The 12-lapper took the top seven to the feature. Droud led wire to wire. Kitchen got by Burks for second on lap four, but it was Ledger, in his first night in a non-wing sprint, that was on the move. He passed Burks on lap six for third, and then got Kitchen for second with three to go.

A main (started): 1. Thomas (6) 2. Courtney (12) 3. Stockon (1) 4. Bacon (2) 5. Darland (8) 6. Ballou (10) 7. Bilbee (9) 8. Grant (5) 9. Boespflug (3) 10. Windom (7) 11. Droud (16) 12. Andretti (14) 13. Chapple (13) 14. Roa (11) 15. Harris (15) 16. Leary (4) 17. Ledger (19) 18. Artz (22) 19. Kitchen (17) 20. Richards (21) 21. Burks (18) 22. Stevenson (20)

The 30-lapper went non-stop. Early, Stockon and Bacon slid back and forth for the lead. Stockon led lap one, and Bacon laps two and three. When Bacon slid a bit high in two on lap four, Stockon took the lead and Thomas went into second. Meanwhile, Courtney had climbed into the top five by lap five. Thomas would ride by Stockon on lap seven, and Courtney moved into fourth. While Thomas started pulling away, Courtney continued his charge, grabbed third on lap ten from Bacon. Thomas started dicing through traffic non lap twelve. By the time Courtney cleared Stockon on lap 17, Thomas was a straightaway ahead. He would grab his third USAC sprint win of the season after struggling a year ago here. Courntey was the hard-charger in second.

 

 

6/6/18

Fairbury American Legion Speedway
Fairbury, IL

WoO & WAR

27 WoO cars
17 WAR cars

WoO

Jacob Allen (23rd car out to time) broke the track record in qualifying, and in so doing, became the only driver to register a lap under the 11-second bracket on the -mile oval at 10.893 seconds. The old mark was set by Carson Macedo in 2017 at 11.219. Kyle Larson (15th car out) was second quick, followed by Logan Schuchart (19th), Parker Price-Miller (16th), Brian Brown (18th), Tanner Thorson (21st), Daryn Pittman (3rd), Paul Nienhiser (26th), Carson Short (4th) and Jake Blackhurst (12th). Clyde Knipp tagged the wall in qualifying, slowing his progress. As is the case at many quarter-miles, results were unpredictable, leaving many of the WoO regulars looking up in the standings at some of the local drivers who had some laps here. Things started out tacky.

Heat one (started): 1. Allen 1a (1) 2. Price-Miller 4 (2) 3. Pittman 9 (3) 4. Gio Scelzi 71 (6) 5. Donny Schatz 15 (5) 6. Blackhurst 25 (4) / 7. David Gravel 5 (7) 8. Ian Madsen 18 (8) 9. Greg Wilson w20 (9)

The heats saw much more action than they typically do with the WoO. 10-lap heats are lined up by qualifying time, taking the top two to the Dash, and the top two to the feature. Allen led Price-Miller and Pittman the distance. Behind them, Scelzi moved up to fourth by lap two, with Schatz fading early, but coming back to fifth by lap three. Gravel was mired in the back before getting by Madsen for seventh with three to go. A last ditch slide attempt at Blackhurst and the last transfer fell short at the checkers.

Heat two (started): 1. Larson 57 (1) 2. Hunter Schuerenberg 20 (4) 3. Cory Eliason 83 (6) 4. Nienhiser 9x (3) 5. Brent Marks 19 (5) 6. Shane Stewart 2 (7) / 7. Kraig Kinser 11K (8) 8. Clinton Boyles 98 (9) 9. Brown 21 (2)

Larson led Brown and Schuerenberg early. Eliason and Nienhiser battled hard for fifth behind Marks. Brown was cruising in second before tagging the turn three wall and breaking the front end at the halfway point. Larson chose the inside line over Schuerenberg, Marks, Nienhiser, Eliason and Kinser on the restart. Eliason jumped up two spots to nail down third on the restart. Stewart struggled mightily before getting by Kinser with two to go for the final transfer. Boyles would blow an engine that scratched him for the night in both WoO and WAR.

Heat three (started): 1. Schuchart 1s (1) 2. Sheldon Haudenschild 17 (7) 3. Brad Sweet 49 (4) 4. Jason Johnson 41 (6) 5. Jason Sides 7s (8) 6. Matt Vandervere 10V (5) / 7. Clyde Knipp 13 (9) 8. Thorson 3c (2) 9. Short 21x (3)

Vandervere spun before a lap could be completed. Schuchart led early over Thorson and Sweet. Sweet worked by Thorson to take over second on lap two. Thorson came back with a slider, but bicycled and faded, losing several spots. Haudenschild surged through the pack to third before Short stopped and exited on lap three. Schuchart chose the inside line over Sweet, Haudenschild, Johnson, Sides and Thorson. Haudenschild ripped by Sweet for second, before Thorson would come to a stop an exit on lap four. Sides went by Johnson on that restart. Vandervere would get above the turn four cushion on lap seven and recover. Knipp could not avoid him and climbed his left rear, before turning over. He was uninjured. Vandervere was out with a flat left rear, but retained the sixth and final transfer to the feature without finishing. Haudenschild went from the fourth row of the heat to draw the pole for the Dash.

Dash (started): 1. Haudenschild (1) 2. Schuerenberg (4) 3. Schuchart (2) 4. Allen (6) 5. Price-Miller (3) 6. Larson (5)

The track was reworked before the Dash. Haudenschild led the 8-lap distance over Schuerenberg and Schuchart. Allen grabbed fourth on the fifth lap and made a late play on his teammate for third, but settled for fourth.

B main (started): 1. Thorson (2) 2. Wilson (7) 3. Short (3) 4. Gravel (4) 5. Kinser (6) 6. Madsen (5) / 7. Brown (1) 8. Knipp (8) DNS – Boyles

The 12-lapper saw Brown lead the first lap over Short and Thorson. The bottom was the place to be, and Wilson used it to go from seventh to fourth by lap two. Short took the lead on lap two as well. Thorson moved by Brown for second on lap three, and Wilson followed him into third the next time around. Gravel, Madsen and Brown were three wide for fifth and sixth with five to go and sorted out in that order (Kinser would later grab fifth from Madsen). Thorson would move by Short with three to go for the win. Wilson would grab second to end his good run with two to go.

A main (started): 1. Haudenschild (1) 2. Allen (4) 3. Larson (6) 4. Eliason (8) 5. Marks (14) 6. Pittman (7) 7. Price-Miller (5) 8. Schatz (13) 9. Sweet (9) 10. Gravel (22) 11. Johnson (12) 12. Scelzi (10) 13. Schuerenberg (2) 14. Nienhiser (11) 15. Kinser (23) 16. Vandervere (18) 17. Stewart (17) 18. Sides (15) 19. Schuchart (3) 20. Short (21) 21. Wilson (20) 22. Blackhurst (16) 23. Madsen (24) 24. Thorson (19)

The track was again reworked immediately before the feature. It would only hold on so long. The 40-lapper saw Schuerenberg takes command over Haudenschild and Schuchart early. The complexion of the race changed when the caution flew for Stewart, who spun three laps in. Schuerenberg chose the outside in the double-file restart and stumbled. Larson restarted eleventh after falling back. Haudenschild pounced into the lead ahead of Allen and Schuchart. Schuerenberg was shuffled back before Thorson flipped in turn three with five laps down. He was ok. Schuerenberg went pitside to replace a flat right rear. Wilson also went to the work area. Haudenschild chose the inside line ahead of Allen, Schuchart, Pittman and the 14th starting Marks. Marks would grab fourth when the green flew. A good battle with Eliason, would see the latter get by into fourth on lap eight. Haudenschild was back in traffic on lap ten. By lap 19, Larson had fought his way back to the top five. The track was blowing off greatly by the halfway point. On lap 23, contact between Larson and Marks caused both to do 360 spins in turn two and keep going. Wilson was trying to avoid and got upside down in a crash that also involved Scelzi and Nienhiser. When the green flew again, rubber was prevalent. Haudenschild approached lapped traffic again with ten to go. Schuchart was letting it rip, and got by Allen for second with eight to go. His right rear would blow five laps later. Eliason inherited third, but Larson was able to work by him at the white flag. Haudenschild had some hairy moments throughout, but held on for the win. Gravel was the hard-charger.
WAR

Heat one (started): 1. Korey Weyant 99 (2) 2. Landon Simon 24 (7) 3. Nic Harris N2 (3) 4. Brent Moore 114 (1) 5. Katlynn Leer 77K (4) 6. Steve Thomas 20 (6) 7. Austin Sears 31 (5) DNS – Carson Short 21, Kyle Simon 24x

8-lap heats used passing points to line up the feature. Before a lap could be completed, Sears and Thomas spun. Moore also came to a stop in turn four. That shuffled the lineup and Weyant led over Leer and Harris. Harris used the low side on lap two to duck under Leer for second. Leer would brush the wall on lap three allowing Simon by for third. Simon would grab second from Harris with three to go.

Heat two (started): 1. Mario Clouser 6 (2) 2. Thomas Meseraull 00 (3) 3. Mitch Wissmiller 1 (4) 4. Mitchell Davis 56 (1) 5. Terry Babb 88 (5) 6. Slater Helt 22s (7) 7. Mark Brucker 11 (6) DNS – Clinton Boyles 98

Wissmiller spun before a lap could be completed. Clouser led wire to wire. T-mez grabbed second from Davis on lap two. By the third lap, Wissmiller was back up to fourth, and got by Davis on the last lap for third.

A main (started): 1. L. Simon (1) 2. Meseraull (4) 3. Wissmiller (5) 4. Clouser (3) 5. Helt (11) 6. Babb (9) 7. Weyant (2) 8. Thomas (12) 9. Harris (6) 10. Brucker (13) 11. Davis (8) 12. Moore (7) 13. Leer (10) 14. Sears (14) DNS – Short, Boyles, K. Simon

Simon led early in the 25-lapper over Clouser and Wissmiller, but Wissmiller used the low line to shoot into the lead by the conclusion of lap two. Sears would tag the wall on lap three and exit. The restart saw Wissmiller on the low side, ahead of the rim rider Simon, low rider Clouser and Weyant. T-mez had a pass negated for fourth, but hammered the cushion to get it back from Weyant on the restart. He would then ride around Clouser for third on the tenth lap. An incident involving Davis, Harris and Moore and Leer, who were finished, slowed things on lap eleven. Wissmiller continued to lead Simon and T-mez. The top finally came in for Simon, who edged Wissmiller to the line on lap 13. With eight to go, T-mez would follow him into second. Meseraull took a slide attempt on the leader with four to go, but it wasn’t enough.

 

 

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Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Welcome to OpenWheel101.com www.openwheel101.com Christopher Bell Wins Inaugural Bob Hampshire Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park Sunday, May 27, 2018 WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (May 27, 2018) - Norman, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell put fans on their feet on Sunday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park, utilizing the top and bottom grooves around the high-banked, 1/3-mile oval to master traffic ...

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 280 (3)
Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 272 (3)
Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 205
Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 175
Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 150
Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 150 (1)
Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 137
Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 132
Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 130
Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 105
Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 100 (2)
Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 99
Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 80 (1)
Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 74
Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 72
Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 66
RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 64
Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 62
Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 60
Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 56
Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 55
Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 54
Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 50 (1)
Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 48
Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 48
Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 46
Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 43
Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 40
Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 36
Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 35
Ryan Robinson, Foresthill, CA, 35
AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 32
Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30
Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 30
Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 30
Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 28
Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 28
Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 26
Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25
Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 25
Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 18
Nathan Charron, Hartsburg, IL, 18
Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16
Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 16
Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 16
Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 16
Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 16
Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 14
Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 14
Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 14
Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 14
Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 12
Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 12
Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 12
Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 12
Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 10
Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6
Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6
Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN, 6
Jay Waugh, Canberra, NSW, Aust., 6
Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 4
Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4
Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 4
Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL, 4
Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 2

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Tentative 2018 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Welcome to OpenWheel101.com www.openwheel101.com Christopher Bell Wins Inaugural Bob Hampshire Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park Sunday, May 27, 2018 WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (May 27, 2018) - Norman, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell put fans on their feet on Sunday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park, utilizing the top and bottom grooves around the high-banked, 1/3-mile oval to master traffic ...

Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold)
Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder)
Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Rain)
Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)
Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, May 18 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA (Cory Eliason, Selma, CA)
Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA (Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL)
Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Tue, June 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO
Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO
Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Wed, June 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO
Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO
Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO
Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, July 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA
Thurs, July 26 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA
Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars
Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA
Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars
Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars
Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO
Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”
Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic
Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)
Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover”
Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO
Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest”
Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA
Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 1 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)
Sun, Sept 2 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)
Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial”
Sat, Sept 8 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial”
Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA
Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA
Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA
Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”
Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA
Fri, Oct 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Sat, Oct 6 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 20 – Dodge City (KS) Speedway WoO

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Brian Brown Wins Fourth of Year at Knoxville!
Clint Garner Dominates in 360 Feature Win; Eric Bridger Wire to Wire in 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 2, 2018) – Brian Brown survived lapped traffic and several cautions to win another thriller at Knoxville Raceway Saturday on McKay Insurance Agency/Nationwide Night. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver earned $4,000 for his win aboard the FVP/Casey’s General Stores #21. Daytime activities also saw the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction activities. Clint Garner earned his 36th career win and $2,000 in the 360 class, and Eric Bridger led wire to wire for his third 305 main event win of the season, and fifth in his career.

Before a lap could be completed in the 20-lap 410 feature, Allan Woods and Bob Weuve contacted at the end of the front straight. Woods was done, but no one was injured. Lynton Jeffrey led at the drop of the green, ahead of Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown, Austin McCarl and Terry McCarl.

Brown threw a slider and took second from Madsen on lap two. When Jeffrey approached lapped traffic on lap six, Brown shot by for the lead. Austin McCarl started to advance, grabbing third from Madsen on lap seven, and second from Jeffrey on lap nine. Justin Henderson entered the top five at that point and took fourth from Madsen at the halfway point.

Brown had a 2.1 second lead at that point, while a hectic battle took place for third between Jeffrey, Madsen, Henderson and Terry McCarl. Contact between Carson McCarl and Bob Weuve collected RJ Johnson, who got upside down at the flagstand with eight laps to go. He was uninjured. Henderson went to the work area at that point, surrendering fifth with issues with the right rear of the car.

Brown led Austin McCarl, Jeffrey, Madsen and Terry McCarl back to green. Madsen would jump from fourth to second, while Terry McCarl would move into fourth. A final caution for Rager Phillips didn’t change things up front. Brown won his 41st career feature here, ahead of Madsen, Austin McCarl, Terry McCarl and Brooke Tatnell. Tasker Phillips, Jeffrey, Matt Juhl, hard-charger Josh Schneiderman and Jamie Ball rounded out the top ten. Austin McCarl set quick time over the field, while Ball, Chris Martin and Brown won heats.

“Hat’s off to my whole crew, but Chad (Morgan), especially,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “We’ve been pretty good the last three or four weeks, so we tried something completely different from what we normally do. I wouldn’t say it’s better, but I wouldn’t say it’s worse. I was having a heck of a time late. I think a power steering line busted or something. I was going through tear-offs like they were going out of style and I could hardly hold the wheel. There’s some cowboys up in front. We needed to get our elbows up and get going. Tonight is a special night with the (National Sprint Car) Hall of Fame inductions. Those guys that went in today…if it’s not the stoutest class I’ve seen in some time, I don’t know what is.”

An incident slowed the start of the 18-lap 360 feature. Dylan Peterson got sideways in turn two and collected both Joe Beaver, who ended upside down, and Cody Ledger. Everyone was o.k., but only Ledger returned.

When the green fell, Ryan Giles led over Clint Garner, Matt Moro, Nate Van Haaften and Ryan Bickett. Giles would catch the inside berm in turn two on the second circuit and pull a wheelie. Garner would pounce on the opportunity and take the lead. Garner shot into lapped traffic on lap six and had a 2.1 second lead.

Skylar Gee moved into fourth on lap eight, while the leader had a 4.4 second lead with six to go. Gee would gain a podium spot by getting by Giles with six to go, but Garner had no peer up front. Moro would run second, ahead of Gee, Giles and Van Haaften. Hard-charger Sawyer Phillips, Bickett, Jason Martin, Ryan Roberts and Calvin Landis completed the top ten. Moro set quick time, while heat races were won by Tom Lenz, Gee and Martin.

“With 36 wins, you’d think you’d sit back in the trailer and know what to do,” said Garner in Victory Lane. “We were back there kicking around what gear to run and what tire pressure. I was pretty sure the top was going to win that race. It was definitely treacherous up there. The car was great and the engine was awesome. It’s a lot of fun to be up here and I’d like to thank everyone for coming out.”

Eric Bridger used a “0” point invert to lead wire to wire from the pole in the 15-lap 305 main event. Ryan Leavitt settled in behind him early, ahead of Devin Kline, Kelby Watt and Rob Kubli. Kubli took fourth early and battled with Kline for third, taking the spot in the middle stages of the race.

Bridger entered lapped traffic on lap ten and slowed a bit, allowing Leavitt to close in, but he found clean air again and pull away. Kline may have had the fastest car late. He used the low groove to move by Kubli for third with three to go, and threaded the needle to get under Leavitt for second coming to the checkers.

Bridger’s win came ahead of Kline, Leavitt, Kubli and Watt. Chasey Young, hard-charger Mike Mayberry, Matthew Stelzer, Joe Simbro and Evan Epperson rounded out the top ten. Bridger posted his sixth quick time of the year, while Jon Hughes and Epperson were heat race winners.

“(Lapped traffic) was horrible there,” said Bridger in Victory Lane. “I was just trying to hold on there. I had a pretty loose car. I didn’t screw up too bad. I thought I heard someone the whole time, but I was just hoping to see checkers there. It was a handful.”

Join us next week, Saturday, June 9, for Hy-Vee Night featuring the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Cars! The 360 and 305 sprint cars will also be in action! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com
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Knoxville Raceway: 32m: Ryan Leavitt wins his second career 305 feature at Knoxville Raceway! more: Knoxville Raceway: 2h: Brian Brown earned his 16th career victory in the 360 class at Knoxville by starting from the fouth row and clawng his way to the front in an impressive victory!

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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 15.966; 2. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (5), 15.968; 3. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (20), 16.015; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (6), 16.070; 5. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.111; 6. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (25), 16.232; 7. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (8), 16.239; 8. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (11), 16.244; 9. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (15), 16.266; 10. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (24), 16.353; 11. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (7), 16.371; 12. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (21), 16.382; 13. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 16.466; 14. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (17), 16.487; 15. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (23), 16.552; 16. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.607; 17. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (9), 16.681; 18. 5T, Travis Philo, Waterville, OH (1), 16.685; 19. 28AU, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (10), 16.717; 20. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (22), 16.755; 21. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (16), 16.9; 22. 10, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (4), 16.952; 23. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (3), 16.960; 24. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (13), 17.842; 25. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (19), 18.392.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:23.2: 1. Jamie Ball (1); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 3. Austin McCarl (6); 4. Carson McCarl (2); 5. Brooke Tatnell (5); 6. Don Droud Jr. (8); 7. RJ Johnson (3); 8. Chase Wanner (9); 9. Allan Woods (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:23.1: 1. Chris Martin (1); 2. Kerry Madsen (6); 3. AJ Moeller (3); 4. Matt Juhl (4); 5. Josh Schneiderman (2); 6. Rager Phillips (5); 7. Bobby Mincer (8); 8. Dakota Hendrickson (7);

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.4: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Justin Henderson (4); 3. Tasker Phillips (2); 4. Terry McCarl (5); 5. Travis Philo (1); 6. Davey Heskin (3); 7. Glen Saville (7); 8. Bob Weuve (8)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Kerry Madsen (3); 3. Austin McCarl (2); 4. Terry McCarl (6); 5. Brooke Tatnell (5); 6. Tasker Phillips (13); 7. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 8. Matt Juhl (9); 9. Josh Schneiderman (17); 10. Jamie Ball (11); 11. Don Droud Jr. (19); 12. Chris Martin (12); 13. Glen Saville (20); 14. Davey Heskin (16); 15. Bobby Mincer (22); 16. Bob Weuve (24); 17. Travis Philo (18); 18. Chase Wanner (25); 19. Rager Phillips (8); 20. Justin Henderson (7); 21. AJ Moeller (10); 22. Carson McCarl (14); 23. RJ Johnson (15); 24. Dakota Hendrickson (21); 25. Allan Woods (23). Lap Leaders: Jeffrey 1-5, Brown 6-20. Hard-charger: Schneiderman.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (13), 16.966; 2. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (15), 16.972; 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (1), 17.002; 4. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (3), 17.029; 5. 17B, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD (12), 17.203; 6. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (9), 17.229; 7. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (16), 17.233; 8. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 17.258; 9. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (14), 17.261; 10. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (17), 17.281; 11. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (4), 17.296; 12. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (7), 17.364; 13. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (18), 17.385; 14. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (23), 17.398; 15. 36, Jason Martin, Liberal, KS (8), 17.418; 16. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (19), 17.431; 17. 03, Shayle Bade, Lincoln, NE (11), 17.44; 18. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (6), 17.466; 19. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (5), 17.466; 20. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (20), 17.58; 21. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (22), 17.651; 22. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (21), 17.677; 23. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (10), 18.008; 24. 12, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (24), 18.204; 25. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (25), 18.275

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:08.2: 1. Tom Lenz (1); 2. Ryan Roberts (4); 3. Matt Moro (6); 4. Ryan Giles (5); 5. McKenna Haase (3); 6. Joe Beaver (2); 7. Sawyer Phillips (7); 8. Brad Comegys (8); 9. Mitchell Alexander (9)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Skylar Gee (3); 2. Nate Van Haaften (6); 3. Shayle Bade (1); 4. Jack Dover (7); 5. Carson McCarl (4); 6. Ryan Bickett (5); 7. Calvin Landis (2); 8. Nathan Mills (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:07.2: 1. Jason Martin (2); 2. Clint Garner (6); 3. Dylan Peterson (3); 4. Mason Daniel (1); 5. Cody Ledger (7); 6. Cody Wehrle (4); 7. Christian Bowman (5); 8. Allan Woods (8)

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:47.3: 1. Clint Garner (2); 2. Matt Moro (3); 3. Skylar Gee (6); 4. Ryan Giles (1); 5. Nate Van Haaften (4); 6. Sawyer Phillips (21); 7. Ryan Bickett (7); 8. Jason Martin (9); 9. Ryan Roberts (5); 10. Calvin Landis (19); 11. Shayle Bade (15); 12. Cody Ledger (20); 13. Mason Daniel (16); 14. Cody Wehrle (14); 15. Christian Bowman (11); 16. McKenna Haase (13); 17. Jack Dover (18); 18. Allan Woods (24); 19. Tom Lenz (10); 20. Nathan Mills (23); 21. Mitchell Alexander (25); 22. Brad Comegys (22); 23. Carson McCarl (8); 24. Dylan Peterson (12); 25. Joe Beaver (17). Lap Leaders: Giles 1, Garner 2-18. Hard-charger: S. Phillips.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (5), 17.066; 2. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.451; 3. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (12), 17.674; 4. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (2), 17.799; 5. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (11), 17.816; 6. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (8), 17.861; 7. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.934; 8. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (16), 17.975; 9. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (3), 18.113; 10. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (1), 18.128; 11. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (4), 18.173; 12. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (17), 18.206; 13. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (10), 18.344; 14. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (13), 18.484; 15. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (7), 18.560; 16. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (6), 18.599; 17. 11, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (14), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:56.1: 1. Jon Hughes (1); 2. Ryan Leavitt (3); 3. Eric Bridger (6); 4. Joe Simbro (2); 5. Jayce Jenkins (4); 6. Chase Young (5); 7. Mike Mayberry (7); 8. Dan Henning (8); 9. Frank Rodgers III (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:55.7: 1. Evan Epperson (1); 2. Rob Kubli (2); 3. Kelby Watt (4); 4. Matthew Stelzer (7); 5. Devin Kline (6); 6. Josh Jones (3); 7. Mike Ayers (5); 8. Casey Greubel (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:59.1: 1. Eric Bridger (1); 2. Devin Kline (2); 3. Ryan Leavitt (3); 4. Rob Kubli (8); 5. Kelby Watt (4); 6. Chase Young (5); 7. Mike Mayberry (14); 8. Matthew Stelzer (13); 9. Joe Simbro (11); 10. Evan Epperson (9); 11. Jayce Jenkins (6); 12. Josh Jones (12); 13. Jon Hughes (7); 14. Casey Greubel (16); 15. Mike Ayers (10); 16. Dan Henning (15); 17. Frank Rodgers III (17). Lap Leader: Bridger 1-15. Hard-charger: Mayberry.

 

 

Busy Week Ahead for Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101!

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(Bill W) May 28, 2018, Monroe, IA – Four point eligible events are on the docket this week for the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101! On Wednesday, the World of Outlaws make their first ever appearance at the Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Illinois. Illinois Sprintweek is in full swing for MOWA as well, as they will hit Macon Speedway on Thursday and Lincoln Speedway Friday. Saturday, Knoxville Raceway will be back in action.

Austin McCarl and Brian Brown have owned Knoxville Raceway thus far. Last Saturday night, Austin equaled Brown by winning his third feature of the year at “The Sprint Car Capital of the World.” Paul Nienhiser grabbed his first win of the season in the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Sunday night at Jacksonville Speedway in an Illinois Sprintweek MOWA stop.

McCarl’s victory saw him leap frog Brown in the standings. The rest of the top ten includes Brooke Tatnell, Davey Heskin, Justin Henderson, Kerry Madsen, Matt Juhl, Terry McCarl, Josh Schneiderman and Cory Eliason.

So far, there have been six winners in the ten races contested with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101!

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Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 237 (3)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 230 (3)

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 180

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 146

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 137

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 135

Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 116

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 100

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 85

Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 80 (1)

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 70

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 66

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 64

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 56

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 52

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 50 (1)

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 50 (1)

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 49

Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 48

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 46

Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 44

Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 35

Ryan Robinson, Foresthill, CA, 35

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 34

AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 32

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30

Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 30

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 30

Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 30

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 26

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25

Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 25

Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 24

Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 18

Nathan Charron, Hartsburg, IL, 18

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 18

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 16

Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 14

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 14

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 14

Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 12

Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 12

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 12

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 10

Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 10

Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 8

Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6

Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 4

Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 2

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 2

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Feature Wins:

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota (1)

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Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold)

Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder)

Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Rain)

Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)

Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)

Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Fri, May 18 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA (Cory Eliason, Selma, CA)

Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Wed, May 30 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO

Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO

Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Wed, June 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO

Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, July 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Thurs, July 26 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars

Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars

Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”

Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)

Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover”

Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO

Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest”

Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Sept 1 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Sun, Sept 2 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial”

Sat, Sept 8 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial”

Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA

Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA

Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”

Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Fri, Oct 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA

Sat, Oct 6 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA

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Austin McCarl Breaks Brian Brown’s Streak at Knoxville!
Brown Charges to 360 Feature Win; Ryan Leavitt Wins in 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 26, 2018) – Austin McCarl won for the third time this season Saturday night, and broke Brian Brown’s bid for four consecutive victories here at the Knoxville Raceway. Brown made a late charge, but McCarl maneuvered through traffic to win $4,000 for the TKS Motorsports #2KS team. Brown recovered from a rough start to win an exciting 360 feature from his eighth starting spot. Ryan Leavitt used a good start to win his second career 305 main event.

Davey Heskin won the early battle with McCarl to take the early lead in the 20-lap 410 A main. Brooke Tatnell moved into the third spot on the second lap, and Brown followed him into fourth on lap three. Heskin used the low side, but missed his spot a bit on lap four, and McCarl cruised by into the lead.

Five laps in, Scott Bogucki spun to the inside of turn two to bring out the caution. McCarl led Heskin, Tatnell, Brown and Kerry Madsen back to the green. On lap seven, Heskin and Tatnell made contact in turn two, opening the door for Brown and Madsen to move into third and fourth. On lap eight, Brown would ride around Heskin for the second spot.

McCarl entered lapped traffic on lap eleven. Kerry Madsen won a fierce battle with Heskin for third on lap thirteen. Meanwhile, Brown seemed determined to take his fourth win in a row here as he slowly reeled McCarl in. McCarl maneuvered well, but on the white flag lap, a lapped car almost got sideways in front of him, slowing his progress.

He was able to hold his lead, winning by six-tenths of a second over Brown, Kerry Madsen, Ian Madsen and Tatnell. Heskin, Justin Henderson, Matt Juhl, Mark Dobmeier and Hard-charger Josh Schneiderman. Ian Madsen set quick time over the 29-car field and also won his heat race. Brown and Heskin were also heat winners.

“(Brown) is obviously one of the baddest hombres here and one of the best to ever drive here,” said McCarl in Victory Lane. “I definitely saw him (late), but traffic was so hairy. That was by far the most treacherous cushion I have run by far here. Traffic got insane, and I saw the white flag and traffic really got insane in one and two. My hat goes off to my team. Troy (Renfro) and I are really clicking now, and hopefully, come August, we’ll have something for these guys.”

Matt Juhl led early in an 18-lap 360 thriller. Robbie Price, Matt Moro, Clint Garner and Jon Agan settled in behind him, while a trip over the cushion and almost into the wall saw Brian Brown lose several spots from his eighth place starting position.

Garner jetted from fourth to second on the second lap, while Brown rebounded to get back into the top five. Brown would take fourth on lap four, before Christian Bowman spun in turn one while running seventh. Juhl led Garner, Moro, Brown and Agan back to green on the race’s only restart.

Brown worked by Moro to take third on lap six, and did the same to take second from Garner on lap eight. Juhl entered lapped traffic on lap ten with Brown in hot pursuit. Brown was gaining, but Juhl had other issues when his car slowed on the back chute on lap 13.

Brown would go on to pull away for his sixteenth career 360 win here worth $1,500. Garner was second, ahead of Moro, Nate Van Haaften and hard-charger Sawyer Phillips. Agan, Price, Thomas Kennedy, Dylan Peterson and Joe Beaver completed the top ten. Van Haaften posted quick time, while Ball, Brown and Agan were heat race winners.

“It was a taller cushion and I got off the gas (on the start in turn one),” said Brown in Victory Lane. “It made it a little bit harder. This 360 class at Knoxville…there are no slouches here. We’ve had an issue with our (360) car the last month or so, so we decided to run it here tonight and it did well. It’s Memorial Day weekend, and without the soldiers past and present that have given…we wouldn’t be here now.”

Ryan Leavitt got a good start from outside row two to lead the 15-lap 305 feature early over Josh Jones, Matthew Stelzer, Eric Bridger and Devin Kline. Stelzer passed Jones for second on lap three, while Kline moved into fourth. Kline would then take third on lap four, while Bridger passed for fourth on lap six.

Meanwhile, up front, Leavitt was cruising into lapped traffic by lap eight with a four and a half second lead. Kline was the driver on the move the last half of the race after starting in row four. He used the low side to pass Stelzer with six to go. Dan Henning stopped in turn four to bring the yellow flag on lap ten.

Leavitt led Kline, Stelzer, Bridger and Kevin Hetrick back to green. Leavitt entered turn one high with two to go, and Kline shot under him to take the lead on the backstretch. However, Dallas Mendenhall came to a stop in turn four at the same time, negating the pass.

Leavitt learned his lesson and kept it low the final two laps to win his second career feature here ahead of Kline, Stelzer, Bridger and Mike Mayberry. Mike Ayers, Jones, Hetrick, Chase Young and Casey Greubel rounded out the top ten. Bridger set quick time for the fourth time this season, while Rob Kubli and Kline won heats.

“I saw Devin there,” said Leavitt in Victory Lane. “I know he’s a tough competitor. He kind of showed me that bottom line down in one and two (before the last caution). I wanted to make sure I blocked him down there. I want to thank everyone who makes this possible for us, and thank you fans for coming out and supporting us.”

Join us next week, Saturday, June 2, for McKay Insurance Agency/Nationwide Night for the Knoxville Championship Cup Series 410, 360 (also including the Nebraska 360 Series) and 305 sprint cars! It will also be National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction weekend. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com
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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (14), 15.869; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (3), 15.905; 3. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (1), 15.940; 4. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (25), 16.084; 5. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (24), 16.138; 6. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (8), 16.141; 7. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (19), 16.188; 8. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (5), 16.204; 9. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 16.212; 10. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (11), 16.237; 11. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (13), 16.242; 12. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (27), 16.287; 13. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (28), 16.297; 14. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (21), 16.322; 15. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (4), 16.352; 16. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (12), 16.450; 17. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.478; 18. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (7), 16.534; 19. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 16.575; 20. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (15), 16.765; 21. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (23), 16.778; 22. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (10), 16.916; 23. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (6), 17.013; 24. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (17), 17.077; 25. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (29), 17.090; 26. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (16), 17.424; 27. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (9), NT; 28. 10, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (22), NT; 29. 66M, Max Grogan, Basehor, KS (26), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:19.4: 1. Ian Madsen (4); 2. Mark Dobmeier (1); 3. Kerry Madsen (5); 4. Scott Bogucki (6); 5. Tasker Phillips (7); 6. AJ Moeller (2); 7. Bobby Mincer (8); 8. Josh Schneiderman (3) DNS – RJ Johnson, Chris Walraven

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.0: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Terry McCarl (2); 3. Justin Henderson (4); 4. Matt Juhl (5); 5. Jamie Ball (3); 6. Rager Phillips (1); 7. Glen Saville (8); 8. Dakota Hendrickson (7); 9. Chase Wanner (9) DNS – Max Grogan

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:21.1: 1. Davey Heskin (3); 2. Austin McCarl (4); 3. Carson McCarl (1); 4. Brooke Tatnell (6); 5. Hunter Schuerenberg (2); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 7. Chris Martin (7); 8. Bob Weuve (8) DNS – Skylar Prochaska

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Austin McCarl (3); 2. Brian Brown (7); 3. Kerry Madsen (6); 4. Ian Madsen (8); 5. Brooke Tatnell (5); 6. Davey Heskin (1); 7. Justin Henderson (2); 8. Matt Juhl (4); 9. Mark Dobmeier (12); 10. Josh Schneiderman (16); 11. Terry McCarl (11); 12. Lynton Jeffrey (9); 13. AJ Moeller (10); 14. Jamie Ball (13); 15. Tasker Phillips (17); 16. Carson McCarl (14); 17. Chris Martin (20); 18. Hunter Schuerenberg (15); 19. Glen Saville (22); 20. Rager Phillips (19); 21. Bobby Mincer (23); 22. Chase Wanner (25); 23. Bob Weuve (24); 24. Scott Bogucki (18); 25. Dakota Hendrickson (21) DNS – RJ Johnson, Skylar Prochaska, Chris Walraven, Max Grogan. Lap Leaders: Heskin 1-3, A. McCarl 4-20. Hard-charger: Schneiderman.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (8), 16.804; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (5), 16.853; 3. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (21), 16.855; 4. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (15), 16.871; 5. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (16), 16.881; 6. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (18), 16.939; 7. 21P, Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, BC, Can. (10), 16.950; 8. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (27), 17.044; 9. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (26), 17.052; 10. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (2), 17.059; 11. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (22), 17.068; 12. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (3), 17.079; 13. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (24), 17.084; 14. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (7), 17.188; 15. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (6), 17.192; 16. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (17), 17.245; 17. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (23), 17.258; 18. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (13), 17.292; 19. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (9), 17.310; 20. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (20), 17.329; 21. 6, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (4), 17.354; 22. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (25), 17.390; 23. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (14), 17.437; 24. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (19), 17.491; 25. 28AU, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (11), 18.002; 26. 81, Tanner Gebhart, Burlington, IA (12), 18.293; 27. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (1), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.7: 1. Jamie Ball (2); 2. Nate Van Haaften (4); 3. Ryan Roberts (3); 4. Clint Garner (5); 5. Robbie Price (6); 6. Dylan Peterson (7); 7. Brad Comegys (1); 8. Allan Woods (9); 9. Nathan Mills (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:04.1: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Matt Juhl (3); 3. Cody Wehrle (1); 4. Sawyer Phillips (2); 5. Ryan Giles (4); 6. Matt Moro (5); 7. Mason Daniel (7); 8. Tom Lenz (8); 9. Tanner Gebhart (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:05.1: 1. Jon Agan (5); 2. Skylar Gee (1); 3. Thomas Kennedy (3); 4. Joe Beaver (2); 5. Calvin Landis (4); 6. Tony Shilling (7); 7. Christian Bowman (6); 8. McKenna Haase (8) DNS – Tyler Groenendyk

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (8); 2. Clint Garner (5); 3. Matt Moro (3); 4. Nate Van Haaften (7); 5. Sawyer Phillips (15); 6. Jon Agan (6); 7. Robbie Price (1); 8. Thomas Kennedy (13); 9. Dylan Peterson (19); 10. Joe Beaver (17); 11. Skylar Gee (14); 12. Ryan Giles (11); 13. Cody Wehrle (16); 14. Ryan Roberts (9); 15. Jamie Ball (10); 16. Calvin Landis (12); 17. McKenna Haase (23); 18. Mason Daniel (21); 19. Christian Bowman (4); 20. Nathan Mills (24); 21. Allan Woods (25); 22. Tanner Gebhart (26); 23. Brad Comegys (18); 24. Tom Lenz (22); 25. Tony Shilling (20); 26. Matt Juhl (2) DNS – Tyler Groenendyk. Lap Leaders: Juhl 1-12, Brown 13-18. Hard-charger: Phillips.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (9), 17.710; 2. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (1), 17.785; 3. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.796; 4. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (13), 17.842; 5. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (4), 17.897; 6. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (2), 17.903; 7. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (12), 18.011; 8. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (17), 18.044; 9. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (11), 18.083; 10. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (6), 18.158; 11. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (7), 18.288; 12. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (16), 18.295; 13. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (18), 18.307; 14. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (15), 18.322; 15. 48D, Dallas Mendenhall, Unionville, MO (3), 18.409; 16. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (5), 18.762; 17. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (14), 18.765; 18. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (8), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.8: 1. Rob Kubli (1); 2. Mike Mayberry (3); 3. Jayce Jenkins (2); 4. Josh Jones (5); 5. Eric Bridger (6); 6. Chase Young (4); 7. Mike Ayers (7); 8. Jon Hughes (9); 9. Dallas Mendenhall (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.3: 1. Devin Kline (1); 2. Matthew Stelzer (3); 3. Evan Epperson (2); 4. Ryan Leavitt (5); 5. Kevin Hetrick (6); 6. Joe Simbro (4); 7. Chris Horton (7); 8. Casey Greubel (9); 9. Dan Henning (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Ryan Leavitt (4); 2. Devin Kline (7); 3. Matthew Stelzer (6); 4. Eric Bridger (1); 5. Mike Mayberry (5); 6. Mike Ayers (11); 7. Josh Jones (2); 8. Kevin Hetrick (3); 9. Chase Young (10); 10. Casey Greubel (15); 11. Joe Simbro (12); 12. Jon Hughes (13); 13. Evan Epperson (9); 14. Dallas Mendenhall (16); 15. Jayce Jenkins (8); 16. Chris Horton (14); 17. Dan Henning (17) DNS – Rob Kubli. Lap Leader: Leavitt 1-15. Hard-charger: Kline.

 

 

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(Bill W) May 22, 2018, Monroe, IA – Cory Eliason put himself in the winners’ column with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101 last Friday night with his $5,000 score at the Great Lakes Shootout at Minnesota’s Jackson Motorplex. Brian Brown made is three wins in a row Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway. Brian also finished second on Friday at Jackson, putting him a slim three points ahead of Austin McCarl in the point standings.

The All Star/IRA showdown at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin scheduled for Sunday was postponed until July’s now four-race All Star Midwestern swing that will now include Angell Park, Jackson, Knoxville and 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.

This weekend, point eligible races include Knoxville Raceway in Iowa on Saturday and the MOWA event Sunday night at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois!

Brown leads the current top ten in the standings ahead of Austin McCarl, Brooke Tatnell, Davey Heskin, Justin Henderson, Matt Juhl, Kerry Madsen, Terry McCarl, Cory Eliason and Josh Schneiderman.

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Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 190 (3)

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 187 (2)

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 155

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 126

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 119

Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 100

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 100

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 90

Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 80 (1)

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 73

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 66

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 64

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 56

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 50 (1)

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 50

Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 48

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 46

Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 36

Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 35

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 35

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 30

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 26

AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 26

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25

Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 20

Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 20

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 18

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16

Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 14

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 14

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 14

Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 12

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 12

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 10

Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 10

Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 8

Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6

Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 4

Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 2

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Feature Wins:

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota (1)

Tentative 2018 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com

Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold)

Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder)

Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Rain)

Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)

Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)

Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Fri, May 18 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA (Cory Eliason, Selma, CA)

Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Wed, May 30 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO

Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO

Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Wed, June 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO

Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, July 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Thurs, July 26 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars

Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars

Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”

Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)

Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover”

Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO

Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest”

Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Sept 1 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Sun, Sept 2 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial”

Sat, Sept 8 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial”

Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA

Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA

Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”

Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Fri, Oct 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA

Sat, Oct 6 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA

Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

Sat, Oct 20 – Dodge City (KS) Speedway WoO

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Brian Brown Three-Peats at Knoxville Raceway!
Clint Garner Wins Another 360 Feature; Matthew Stelzer Dominates in 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 19, 2018) – Brian Brown won his third straight 410 feature Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. Brian was the last driver to claim three straight features at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World” (2014) and will attempt to become the first driver to win four straight since 1996 (Danny Lasoski) next weekend. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver earned $4,000 for his 40th win at Knoxville aboard his Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21. Clint Garner gained his 35th win in the 360 class, while Matthew Stelzer earned his seventh career victory in the 305 class.

Before a lap could be completed in the 410 feature, Lynton Jeffrey spun. Once green, Brian Brown led Kerry Madsen, AJ Moeller, Matt Juhl and Cory Eliason. The ninth place car of Carson McCarl would spin at the bottom of turn four bringing caution.

Juhl gained third from Moeller on lap four, while Austin McCarl climbed into the top five on the same circuit. Austin continued his climb to fourth on the next lap. Brown entered lapped traffic on lap nine with Madsen in tow. At the halfway point, the point leader heading into the night, Brooke Tatnell, pulled off with mechanical issues, ending a top ten charge.

Brown carved through traffic with Madsen in pursuit. Juhl ran a strong third until his mount went up in smoke with two to go. Brown went on to the wire to wire win ahead of Madsen, Austin McCarl, Eliason and hard-charger Davey Heskin. Moeller, Josh Schneiderman, Hunter Schuerenberg, Scott Bogucki and Rager Phillips rounded out the top ten. Brown set quick time over the field, while Carson McCarl, Schneiderman and Juhl won heat races. Tasker Phillips and Justin Henderson tangled in their heat race, and both were done for the night, but uninjured.

“I knew with Kerry starting there (outside row one), it was going to be tough,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “He’s a world class racecar driver…probably top five in the world. When you’re next to him, you know you better go all you can go. I didn’t really know where I should be on the track. I watched Clint (Garner) in his A and he was running the bottom pretty good. I wasn’t really comfortable down there…I like to run the fence, but you’re not going to win (Knoxville) Nationals that way. You’ve got to be able to move around and I need to do a better job of searching. When you have Kerry chasing you, you have to run as hard as you can.”

Clint Garner, like Brown, benefited from an invert pill draw of “0”, and led start to finish from the pole. Ryan Giles chased him early ahead of Calvin Landis, Jamie Ball and Sawyer Phillips. Nate Van Haaften would move into the top five by lap six. On lap seven, Joe Beaver would make contact with the turn four wall and slow, bringing the caution flag.

Garner led Giles, Landis, Ball and Van Haaften back to green. Ball would gain third on the restart, and only the top three would pass the flagstand before the yellow came again for Tom Lenz and Cody Wehrle.

Garner took off again. Behind him Phillips moved from sixth to fourth by lap eleven. Garner was into lapped traffic with two to go, but there was no stopping him. Ball would get upside down on the final lap, erasing a strong third place run. Garner was followed by Giles, Phillips, Landis and Lee Grosz. Van Haaften, Jon Agan, Matt Moro, McKenna Haase and Paul Nienhiser completed the top ten. Giles set quick time, while Van Haaften, Nienhiser and Garner won heats.

“The track was really nice,” said Garner in Victory Lane. “For a little rain coming through this afternoon, we were wondering if we’d even race. The track and everybody here did a great job to push through.”

Rookie 305 driver Jayce Jenkins got upside down to start the 15-lap 305 main event. He was uninjured. When the green fell, the feature went non-stop and Matthew Stelzer had no peer. Mike Mayberry was the prime mover behind him, climbing from eighth to fourth by lap five. Stelzer’s lead at the halfway point was 3.2 seconds. He entered lapped traffic on the tenth circuit, but would pull away to a 5.4 second win.

Following Stelzer were Chris Horton, who finished a career-best second, Kevin Hetrick, who won the battle for third over Mayberry, and Josh Jones. Ryan Leavitt, Eric Bridger, Rob Kubli, Devin Kline and Evan Epperson rounded out the top ten. Bridger set quick time, while Stelzer and Joe Simbro won heats.

“We have this thing dialed in in heats and features, but we need to come a long ways in time trials,” said Stelzer in Victory Lane. “You usually start in the front row if you qualify badly and they pull a (six) invert. When you start up front, you can’t let it slip away, and we didn’t tonight. The guys work their tails off.”

A $100 gift certificate to Jocko’s Auto Parts was awarded by the Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) to a driver in each class by draw: Josh Schneiderman in the 410’s, Scottie McDonald in the 360’s, and Matthew Stelzer in the 305’s.

A two-week contest honoring area colleges charities went to the University of Missouri and “Rally for Rhyan.” As a result, the Missouri flag will fly at Knoxville the rest of the year. Over $3,300 was raised for charities of Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, Drake University and Missouri.

Join us next week, Saturday, May 26, for Slideways Karting Center Night featuring the 410, 360 and 305 sprint cars! Military Personnel (Active and Retired) receive FREE admission with Military ID! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!
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Knoxville Raceway: 10h: Brian Brown wins his 39th career feature at Knoxville Raceway on Vermeer Corporation Night! Also a scary crash at the start but all drivers were OK!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (11), 15.559; 2. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (6), 15.639; 3. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (15), 15.657; 4. 83X, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (23), 15.769; 5. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (12), 15.775; 6. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (7), 15.848; 7. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (10), 15.850; 8. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 15.859; 9. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (17), 15.899; 10. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (24), 15.912; 11. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 15.982; 12. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (4), 16.010; 13. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (13), 16.016; 14. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (22), 16.037; 15. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (3), 16.107; 16. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (19), 16.141; 17. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (1), 16.236; 18. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.250; 19. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (2), 16.253; 20. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (14), 16.254; 21. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (25), 16.306; 22. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (5), 16.507; 23. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (8), 16.860; 24. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (21), 16.899; 25. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (16), 17.240.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.3: 1. Carson McCarl (1); 2. Davey Heskin (2); 3. Brian Brown (6); 4. Brooke Tatnell (3); 5. Cory Eliason (5); 6. Hunter Schuerenberg (4); 7. Dakota Hendrickson (7); 8. Glen Saville (8); 9. Bob Weuve (9)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.9: 1. Josh Schneiderman (2); 2. Bobby Mincer (1); 3. Austin McCarl (4); 4. Rager Phillips (3); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 6. AJ Moeller (6); 7. RJ Johnson (7); 8. Chase Wanner (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Matt Juhl (4); 2. Kerry Madsen (6); 3. Scott Bogucki (2); 4. Jamie Ball (1); 5. Chris Martin (7); 6. Terry McCarl (8); 7. Tasker Phillips (3); 8. Justin Henderson (5)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. Kerry Madsen (2); 3. Austin McCarl (7); 4. Cory Eliason (5); 5. Davey Heskin (11); 6. AJ Moeller (4); 7. Josh Schneiderman (8); 8. Hunter Schuerenberg (9); 9. Scott Bogucki (15); 10. Rager Phillips (13); 11. Bobby Mincer (14); 12. RJ Johnson (18); 13. Carson McCarl (12); 14. Glen Saville (19); 15. Dakota Hendrickson (17); 16. Chase Wanner (20); 17. Bob Weuve (21); 18. Matt Juhl (3); 19. Chris Martin (16); 20. Brooke Tatnell (10); 21. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 22. Terry McCarl (22); 23. Jamie Ball (23) DNS – Justin Henderson, Tasker Phillips. Lap Leader: Brown 1-20. Hard-charger: Heskin. KRCO $100 Gift Certificate to Jocko’s: Schneiderman.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (11), 16.589; 2. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.598; 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (21), 16.612; 4. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (13), 16.656; 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.683; 6. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (20), 16.823; 7. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (1), 16.849; 8. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (16), 16.870; 9. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (19), 16.886; 10. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (8), 16.902; 11. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (3), 16.913; 12. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (5), 16.915; 13. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (15), 16.922; 14. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (22), 17.021; 15. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (6), 17.046; 16. 33M, Mason Daniel, Visalia, CA (18), 17.075; 17. 19X, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (12), 17.120; 18. 88, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX (10), 17.132; 19. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (2), 17.196; 20. 1B, Jason Martin, Liberal, KS (7), 17.213; 21. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (17), 17.238; 22. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.260.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.2: 1. Nate Van Haaften (2); 2. Mason Daniel (1); 3. Ryan Giles (6); 4. Christian Bowman (4); 5. Sawyer Phillips (5); 6. Cody Wehrle (3); 7. Joe Beaver (8); 8. Mitchell Alexander (7)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.9: 1. Paul Nienhiser (1); 2. Jon Agan (2); 3. Lee Grosz (4); 4. Matt Moro (3); 5. Jamie Ball (5); 6. Calvin Landis (6); 7. Jason Martin (7)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (6); 2. Scottie McDonald (1); 3. Tyler Groenendyk (2); 4. McKenna Haase (3); 5. Tom Lenz (5); 6. Nathan Mills (4); 7. Brad Comegys (7)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (1); 2. Ryan Giles (2); 3. Sawyer Phillips (4); 4. Calvin Landis (3); 5. Lee Grosz (6); 6. Nate Van Haaften (9); 7. Jon Agan (10); 8. Matt Moro (12); 9. McKenna Haase (15); 10. Paul Nienhiser (11); 11. Jason Martin (19); 12. Mason Daniel (13); 13. Jamie Ball (5); 14. Christian Bowman (7); 15. Brad Comegys (20); 16. Scottie McDonald (17); 17. Tom Lenz (8); 18. Cody Wehrle (18); 19. Tyler Groenendyk (16); 20. Joe Beaver (22); 21. Mitchell Alexander (21) DNS – Nathan Mills. Lap Leader: Garner 1-18. Hard-charger: Martin. KRCO $100 Gift Certificate to Jocko’s: McDonald.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (5), 17.323; 2. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.598; 3. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (14), 17.708; 4. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (10), 17.735; 5. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.867; 6. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (16), 17.873; 7. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (8), 17.941; 8. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (11), 17.950; 9. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (6), 17.952; 10. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (3), 18.003; 11. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (13), 18.011; 12. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (12), 18.058; 13. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (2), 18.157; 14. 48D, Dallas Mendenhall, Unionville, MO (17), 18.161; 15. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (15), 18.389; 16. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (4), 18.403; 17. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (1), 18.622

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.5: 1. Matthew Stelzer (1); 2. Josh Jones (4); 3. Evan Epperson (2); 4. Mike Mayberry (3); 5. Kevin Hetrick (5); 6. Eric Bridger (6); 7. Chase Young (7); 8. Jon Hughes (9); 9. Mike Ayers (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.0: 1. Joe Simbro (1); 2. Ryan Leavitt (6); 3. Rob Kubli (2); 4. Chris Horton (4); 5. Devin Kline (3); 6. Jayce Jenkins (5); 7. Dallas Mendenhall (7); 8. Dan Henning (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:33.2: 1. Matthew Stelzer (1); 2. Chris Horton (2); 3. Kevin Hetrick (3); 4. Mike Mayberry (8); 5. Josh Jones (5); 6. Ryan Leavitt (6); 7. Eric Bridger (4); 8. Rob Kubli (11); 9. Devin Kline (12); 10. Evan Epperson (9); 11. Dallas Mendenhall (14); 12. Joe Simbro (10); 13. Chase Young (13); 14. Mike Ayers (17); 15. Dan Henning (15); 16. Jon Hughes (16); 17. Jayce Jenkins (7). Lap Leader: Stelzer 1-15. Hard-charger: Mayberry. KRCO $100 Gift Certificate to Jocko’s: Stelzer.

 

 

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5/18/18

Jackson Motorplex

Jackson, MN

Great Lakes Shootout

23 410’s

5 Non-wing NSL 360’s

21 305’s

410’s

Chad Kemenah (14th car out to time) set the new standard at the newly re-configured 4/10-mile oval at 13.198 seconds. Justin Henderson (16th car out) was second quick, followed by Kerry Madsen (21st), Matt Juhl (4th), Austin McCarl (10th), Lynton Jeffrey (20th), Brian Brown (19th), Parker Price-Miller (5th), Carson McCarl (1st) and Thomas Kennedy (13th). Eric Schulz and Kevin Ingle did not get a time in. The newly shaped track saw turns three and four pulled in. The result is shorter straights and sweeping corners. Tonight, the track was rather heavy to start with, but lent to good racing come feature time, and no intermissions for track prep issues.

Heat one (started): 1. Scott Winters 23w (1) 2. Brown 21 (4) 3. Kemenah 10H (6) 4. Travis Whitney 16 (2) 5. Kennedy 21K (3) 6. Juhl 09 (5) 7. Kevin Ingle 2K (8) 8. Colin Smith o5 (7)

Winters led Whitney, Brown and Kemenah early in the 10-lapper. Brown snagged second using the low side to get by Whiteny on lap two. Kemenah followed a lap later.

Heat two (started): 1. RJ Johnson 19 (1) 2. Price-Miller 4 (4) 3. Tasker Phillips 7w (2) 4. Henderson 83x (6) 5. A. McCarl 2KS (5) 6. Skylar Prochaska 35 (3) 7. Jordan Martens 13JM (7) DNS – Eric Schulz 4x

Johnson led the distance in a mostly single-file affair.

Heat three (started): 1. Cory Eliason 83 (3) 2. Chris Martin 44 (2) 3. Madsen 2 (6) 4. Alan Gilbertson 97 (1) 5. C. McCarl 7 (4) 6. Jeffrey 12 (5) 7. Tori Knutson 14K (7)

Eliason dominated this one. Behind him, Martin passed Gilbertson for second at the halfway point. Madsen followed him a lap later.

A main (started): 1. Eliason (1) 2. Brown (3) 3. Kemenah (6) 4. Henderson (4) 5. Madsen (5) 6. A. McCarl (7) 7. Juhl (8) 8. Phillips (14) 9. Jeffrey (11) 10. Winters (9) 11. Martin (12) 12. C. McCarl (13) 13. RJ Johnson (10) 14. Prochaska (17) 15. Gilbertson (18) 16. Smith (19) 17. Knutson (21) 18. Kennedy (15) 19. Whitney (16) 20. Price-Miller (2) 21. Martens (20) 22. Schulz (22) DNS – Ingle

Eliason led Price-Miller, Brown and Henderson early in the 30-lapper. Two laps in, Price-Miller stopped and was done with expected electrical problems ending his second place run. Eliason led Brown, Henderson, Kemenah and Madsen back to green. The lineup was the same after a lap three Winters spin brought yellow. Kemenah used the low side to gain third from Henderson on the restart. Five laps in, contact between Phillips and Whitney saw the latter get into the wall and off on the hook. Eliason pulled away again, but a great battle developed between Kemenah and Brown for second. Both held the spot, before Brown gained it back for good on lap nine. Eliason entered lapped traffic on lap eleven. Brown was good in traffic and started gaining on the leader. A good race was developing when Kennedy spun with twelve laps to go. Henderson had gained third from Kemenah, but Chad would grab it back on this restart. Eliason was back in traffic with six laps to go, and Brown was gaining again. He briefly took the lead on lap 27, but Eliason shot back by and found clean air the last two laps to pull away for the $5,000 win.

NSL Non-wing 360’s

Heat (started): 1. Clinton Bruns 7 (2) 2. Alex Schriever 0 (1) 3. Brandon Stevenson 0x (3) 4. Andy Anderson 17A (4) DNS – Brandon Halverson 13MJ

Halverson didn’t start after suffering brake issues in hot laps. Bruns led the distance in an entertaining 6-lap heat that saw Stevenson and Schriever exchange second several times, including the last lap. Anderson spun and exited on lap three.

A main (started): 1. Halverson (5) 2. Schriever (2) 3. Stevenson (3) 4. Bruns (1) 5. Anderson (4)

Bruns led the 12-lapper early over Stevenson and Halverson. Halverson grabbed second on lap two. Schriever would gain third on the next lap, but Stevenson would regain the spot in some great racing the next time around. Halverson pounded the cushion to take the lead from Bruns on the fifth lap. Schriever would grab second on lap seven, and Stevenson would take third on lap 9. The lead four were still in the same zip code as Halverson took the checkers.

305’s

Heat one (started): 1. Colin Smith o5 (2) 2. Elliot Amdahl 51A (1) 3. Jacob Hughes 8 (3) 4. Trevor Serbus 10 (6) 5. Brandon Allen 05x (4) 6. Keith Weber 9 (7) 7. Dalyn Cody 11 (5)

Amdahl led the 8-lapper early over Smith and Hughes. The fast track saw Smith shoot by on the low side on lap three.

Heat two (started): 1. Nate Eakin 4sn (3) 2. Bill Johnson 56 (5) 3. Kaleb Johnson 22 (2) 4. Jeremy Schultz 33s (7) 5. Chris Duffy 87 (4) 6. Dave Becker 7 (6) 7. Micah Slendy 8K (1)

Eakin led early over K. Johnson, B. Johnson and Becker. Slendy and Becker would both stop five laps in. Eakin led the restart over K. Johnson, B. Johnson, Schultz and Duffy. B. Johnson got a run on K. Johnson at the cone and took over second. Eakin led the rest of the way.

Heat three (started): 1. Brady Forbrook 5 (2) 2. Brandon Bosma 23 (3) 3. Jesse Lindberg 7L (4) 4. Jared Jansen 81 (6) 5. Shane Fick 7x (7) 6. Mike Stegenga 35 (1) 7. John Sullivan 7s (5)

A three-wide battle for the lead when the green dropped saw Forbrook emerge over Bosma and Stegenga. Lindberg would battle his way into third on the second lap.

A main (started): 1. Forbrook (2) 2. Hughes (4) 3. K. Johnson (1) 4. Amdahl (3) 5. Serbus (11) 6. Fick (15) 7. Smith (7) 8. Jansen (5) 9. Allen (13) 10. Bosma (6) 11. Stegenga (17) 12. Sullivan (14) 13. Eakin (9) 14. Schultz (8) 15. Duffy (10) 16. Weber (12) 17. Cody (16) DNS – B. Johnson, Lindberg, Becker, Slendy

Weber spun before a lap could be completed. Forbrook shot out to a lead before Cody flipped hard in turn three two laps in. Forbrook led Hughes, Amdahl, Smith and K. Johnson back to green. K. Johnson would move up to fourth on lap four. Bosma would move into fifth on lap six. Forbrook was into lapped traffic by lap nine, but two laps later, Schultz stopped, bringing the yellow. Eakin pulled off during the caution while running seventh. Bosma would spin out of fifth with seven to go, bringing the final slowdown. Forbrook pulled away each time to grab the win over Hughes. K. Johnson grabbed third with five to go. Fick was the hard-charger.

 

 

Brian Brown Goes Back to Back for $4,000 at Knoxville!
McKenna Haase First Female to Win 360 Feature; Eric Bridger Goes Back to Back in 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 12, 2018) – Brian Brown led from start to finish to claim his 39th career feature and second in a row here at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday. The win was worth $4,000 to the Grain Valley, Missouri driver. McKenna Haase shattered the 18-lap record in the 360 feature and became the first female to win a 360 sprint car feature at Knoxville. Eric Bridger used lapped traffic to take a late lead and win his second 305 main event in a row.

The 20-lap feature got off to a rough start. A chain reaction sent Bill Balog, Terry McCarl and Tasker Phillips into a wicked series of flips. Lynton Jeffrey was also involved, but made repairs during the open red period. McCarl walked away slowly and was taken to the hospital for observation.

Once the green flew, Brian Brown, shot out from the pole, ahead of AJ Moeller, Brooke Tatnell, Austin McCarl and Justin Henderson. Henderson was able to grab fourht on the second lap, while up front, some smoke emanated from Brown’s machine, casting doubt on the leader.

Brown’s mount proved to be fine, however, and he entered lapped traffic at the halfway point. With 14 laps complete, Moeller’s great second place run came to a close in turn three with rear-end issues.

Brown would lead the final six laps for his second straight win here ahead of Tatnell, Henderson, Austin McCarl and Josh Schneiderman. Matt Juhl, RJ Johnson, hard-charger Tony Stewart, Carson McCarl and Rager Phillips rounded out the top ten. Stewart had rebounded from a broken steering arm in his heat race. Brown set quick time, laying down a lap of 14.595 seconds. The lap was the ninth fastest recorded in history here, and the fastest since 2015. Dakota Hendrickson, RJ Johnson and Schneiderman were heat race winners.

“I want to make sure Terry is alright,” began Brown in Victory Lane. “He’s a long-time competitor here, and we go ‘tooth and nail’. Hopefully, he is o.k. first and foremost. I’d also like to wish all the mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day tomorrow. Everybody on the Casey’s General Stores/FVP team does and incredible job. Hat’s off to the Dunkin family for their track preparation and to Knoxville for having this race. They could have thrown in the towel pretty easily. The track’s been good all year long.”

McKenna Haase rocketed out from here pole position start to lead the 18-lap 360 feature early over Calvin Landis and Clint Garner. The fast track would see her hit lapped traffic on the eleventh circuit. She hesitated a bit, but got around the lappers of Cody Wehrle and Mitchell Alexander.

Once by them, she cruised to a win in an 18-lap record of 5:01.3 (breaking the five-year-old 5:09.0 mark of Joe Beaver). Haase, the first female to win a sprint car feature here in the 305’s (three times), has now added a popular 360 win to her resume. Landis was second, ahead of Garner, Ryan Giles and Christian Bowman. Hard-charger Matt Moro, Nate Van Haaften, Nathan Mills, Jon Agan and Sawyer Phillips completed the top ten. Bowman set quick time, while Van Haaften and Agan won the heats.

“I figured I had someone behind me,” said Haase of her bobble in traffic. “Sometimes those guys don’t know it’s the leader coming through and they start protecting a little bit. When you start on the pole, you obviously want to end up here. It’s still hard to believe! I’m still kind of in shock I guess. My goal is to win in all three classes!”

The 15-lap 305 main event was also a non-stop track record affair. It turned into a two-car battle. Kevin Hetrick led early from the pole, but Eric Bridger was there side by side for several laps. Bridger took the lead on lap three, before Hetrick slid under him in turn four and took the high line back.

Hetrick was cruising until he started hitting lapped traffic with four to go. On the fourteenth circuit, he slowed slightly behind a lapped marker and Bridger was able to pounce again for the lead. Ryan Leavitt followed him into second for good. Hetrick finished third, ahead of Matthew Stelzer and Devin Kline. Evan Epperson, Rob Kubli, Mike Mayberry, Jayce Jenkins and Chase Young rounded out the top ten. Bridger’s time of 4:25.0 was a new track record, eclipsing Mike Van Haaften’s six-year-old mark of 4:29.0. Leavitt set quick time, while Stelzer and Bridger were heat winners.

“I got in the lead there briefly, but Kevin cut me off on the racetrack,” said Bridger in Victory Lane. “That was his job. Lapped traffic happened, and we were able to time it perfectly. I saw the white and I knew it was my chance. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there.”

Join us next week, Saturday, May 19, for Pizza Hut/Knoxville Hospital & Clinics Night featuring the 410, 360 and 305 sprint cars! The Iowa vs. Iowa State Night for charity will be repeated one more week as well! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!
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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (5), 14.595; 2. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (12), 14.831; 3. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (8), 14.896; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (18), 14.931; 5. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (14), 14.956; 6. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (1), 14.965; 7. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (6), 14.981; 8. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (17), 15.004; 9. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (11), 15.013; 10. 14, Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN (13), 15.044; 11. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (7), 15.045; 12. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 15.055; 13. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (19), 15.057; 14. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 15.104; 15. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (3), 15.125; 16. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (4), 15.185; 17. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (10), 15.313; 18. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (16), 15.337; 19. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (20), 15.491; 20. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (15), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:03.1: 1. Dakota Hendrickson (1); 2. Matt Juhl (2); 3. Brooke Tatnell (5); 4. Brian Brown (6); 5. Justin Henderson (4); 6. Glen Saville (7); 7. Tony Stewart (3)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:04.0: 1. RJ Johnson (1); 2. Rager Phillips (2); 3. Austin McCarl (4); 4. AJ Moeller (6); 5. Bill Balog (5); 6. Davey Heskin (3)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:03.5: 1. Josh Schneiderman (2); 2. Terry McCarl (4); 3. Bobby Mincer (1); 4. Carson McCarl (3); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 6. Tasker Phillips (5)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. Brooke Tatnell (3); 3. Justin Henderson (8); 4. Austin McCarl (7); 5. Josh Schneiderman (10); 6. Matt Juhl (11); 7. RJ Johnson (14); 8. Tony Stewart (18); 9. Carson McCarl (15); 10. Rager Phillips (13); 11. Davey Heskin (16); 12. Bobby Mincer (17); 13. AJ Moeller (2); 14. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 15. Dakota Hendrickson (12); 16. Terry McCarl (5); 17. Bill Balog (6); 18. Tasker Phillips (9) DNS – Glen Saville, Bob Weuve. Lap Leader: Brown 1-20. Hard-charger: Stewart.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (3), 15.762; 2. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (2), 15.808; 3. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (12), 15.901; 4. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (13), 15.907; 5. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (15), 15.992; 6. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (5), 16.006; 7. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (4), 16.013; 8. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (17), 16.030; 9. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (16), 16.049; 10. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (8), 16.050; 11. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (10), 16.097; 12. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.133; 13. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (1), 16.136; 14. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (11), 16.146; 15. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (7), 16.201; 16. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.289; 17. 22, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (6), 16.435.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:54.7: 1. Nate Van Haaften (1); 2. Sawyer Phillips (2); 3. Ryan Giles (4); 4. Tyler Groenendyk (3); 5. Christian Bowman (6); 6. McKenna Haase (5); 7. Brad Comegys (8); 8. Joe Beaver (7); 9. Kaleb Johnson (9)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:53.5: 1. Jon Agan (1); 2. Tom Lenz (2); 3. Nathan Mills (4); 4. Clint Garner (5); 5. Matt Moro (3); 6. Calvin Landis (6); 7. Cody Wehrle (7); 8. Mitchell Alexander (8)

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:01.3 (NTR): 1. McKenna Haase (1); 2. Calvin Landis (2); 3. Clint Garner (4); 4. Ryan Giles (5); 5. Christian Bowman (6); 6. Matt Moro (12); 7. Nate Van Haaften (8); 8. Nathan Mills (3); 9. Jon Agan (11); 10. Sawyer Phillips (7); 11. Tom Lenz (10); 12. Joe Beaver (15); 13. Kaleb Johnson (17); 14. Brad Comegys (14); 15. Mitchell Alexander (16); 16. Cody Wehrle (13); 17. Tyler Groenendyk (9). Lap Leader: Haase 1-18. Hard-charger: Moro.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (10), 16.819; 2. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (14), 16.825; 3. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (8), 17.033; 4. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (11), 17.050; 5. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (12), 17.136; 6. 50, Mike Ayers, St. Charles, IA (4), 17.140; 7. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (9), 17.167; 8. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (13), 17.196; 9. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (2), 17.213; 10. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (6), 17.217; 11. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (15), 17.453; 12. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (1), 17.642; 13. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (3), 18.239; 14. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (5), 18.945; 15. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (7), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:44.6: 1. Matthew Stelzer (1); 2. Jayce Jenkins (2); 3. Ryan Leavitt (6); 4. Evan Epperson (3); 5. Chase Young (5); 6. Mike Mayberry (4); 7. Jon Hughes (7); 8. Josh Jones (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:44.3: 1. Eric Bridger (6); 2. Dan Henning (1); 3. Rob Kubli (2); 4. Devin Kline (3); 5. Kevin Hetrick (5); 6. Mike Ayers (4); 7. Joe Simbro (7)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:25.0 (NTR): 1. Eric Bridger (4); 2. Ryan Leavitt (3); 3. Kevin Hetrick (1); 4. Matthew Stelzer (6); 5. Devin Kline (9); 6. Evan Epperson (7); 7. Rob Kubli (10); 8. Mike Mayberry (8); 9. Jayce Jenkins (5); 10. Chase Young (2); 11. Mike Ayers (11); 12. Jon Hughes (13); 13. Dan Henning (12); 14. Joe Simbro (14) DNS – Josh Jones. Lap Leaders: Hetrick 1-2, Bridger 3, Hetrick 4-13, Bridger 14-15. Hard-charger: Kline.

 

 

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Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 115

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 102 (2)

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 91

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 90

Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 62

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 54

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 50 (1)

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 50 (1)

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 42

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 40

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 36

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 35

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 35

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 34

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 32

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 30

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25

Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 20

Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 20

Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 20

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 18

Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 18

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 14

Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 14

Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 12

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 10

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 10

Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 8

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 8

Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6

Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 6

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6

Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 2

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Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold)

Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder)

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Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)

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Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

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Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA

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Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”

Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

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Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)

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Lakeside Speedway

Kansas City, KS

ASCS

30 cars

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Mason Daniel 33m (3*) 2. Paul Nienhiser 9 (2*) 3. Wayne Johnson 2c (4*) 4. Jack Dover 81 (7*) 5. Skylar Gee 99 (5) 6. Miles Paulus 21P (8) 7. Matt Covington 95 (6) 8. Alex Hill 77x (1)

Eight lap heats took the top sixteen in passing points to the feature. Contact between Hill and W. Johnson on lap one, deterred both cars progress. Daniel stormed to the front, ahead of Covington and Nienhiser. W. Johnson battled back through the pack and grabbed fourth by the halfway point. Covington suffered driveline/engine issues while running second with two to go and retired. Daniel won going away.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Seth Bergman 23 (1*) 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (6*) 3. Terry McCarl 24 (2*) 4. Kyle Bellm 14K (4) 5. Evan Martin 4 (5) 6. Roger Crockett 11 (7) 7. Jamie Ball 5J (8) 8. Curtis Evans 1P (3)

Bergman won going away. McCarl was running second. Hafertepe passed Bellm for third on lap two, and then nipped McCarl at the line for second. Bellm crossed fourth, but lost his second motor in three nights.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Scott Bogucki 28 (1) 2. Harli White 17w (4*) 3. Chris Martin 44 (2*) 4. Wyatt Burks 11w (5*) 5. Robbie Price 21 (6) 6. JR Topper 92J (7) 7. Aidan Roosevans 6A (3)

Bogucki led flag to flag and pulled away. Burks was second early, ahead of White. White passed Burks for second on lap five. The track started drying out and the top gave way to the bottom for the final two heats.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Tony Stewart 14 (1*) 2. Logan Seavey 1 (3*) 3. Brian Brown 21B (4*) 4. Blake Hahn 52 (6*) 5. Johnny Herrera 45x (7*) 6. Ayrton Gennetten 3 (5) 7. Danny Thoman 27 (2)

Stewart left the rest behind in a mostly single-file affair.

B main (started): 1. Gennetten (8) 2. Gee (4) 3. Paulus (1) 4. E. Martin (3) 5. Ball (7) 6. Price (2) / 7. Crockett (6) 8. Evans (11) 9. Thoman (10) 10. Roosevans (9) 11. Hill (12) 12. Topper (5) DNS – Bellm, Covington

Paulus led early over E. Martin and Gee in the 12-lapper. The top had been watered, and Gennetten picked his way forward on the cushion. By lap three, he was by Gee for third. He too, second from E. Martin on lap seven, with Gee following him. Paulus was caught on the bottom in traffic with two to go, and Gennetten shot around him to win going away in a good race.

A main (started): 1. Bergman (4) 2. Brown (11) 3. Stewart (3) 4. Dover (1) 5. Hafertepe (2) 6. W. Johnson (10) 7. Hahn (12) 8. Bogucki (5) 9. T. McCarl (13) 10. Herrera (16) 11. Seavey (7) 12. Daniel (8) 13. Gee (18) 14. Gennetten (17) 15. Paulus (19) 16. Evans (23, prov.) 17. Ball (21) 18. C. Martin (14) 19. Nienhiser (9) 20. White (6) 21. E. Martin (20) 22. Price (22) 23. Burks (15) 24. Crockett (24, prov.) DNS – Covington (25, prov.)

The 25-lapper was a good one. The tiller came out on the high and low sides. Dover led lap one over Stewart and Hafertepe. Stewart would shoot around Dover on the high side to lead lap two. He entered lapped traffic by lap seven. Two laps later, White slowed, bringing out the caution. Stewart led Dover, Hafertpe, Bergman, Nienhiser and Brown (up from 11th) back to green. One of the few series not to use split yellows cost Bergman a pass of Hafertepe for third when Price (a lapped car still holding his position) spun. Nienhiser was caught in that one, but kept it going and restarted in his fifth spot. The restart saw Brown throw a slider on Nienhsier for fifth. Paul woold fight back, going from sixth to fourth on lap 12. Meanwhile, Bergman gained third from Hafertepe. At the halfway point, something went awry for Nienhiser, who veered into an infield tire and limped to the infield with a broken front end. The red came out with 14 laps down when C. Martin tipped over. Ball was also involved and both went out on the hook. Stewart led Dover, Bergman, Brown and Hafertepe back to green. Bergman worked by Dover for second. On lap 16, Brown followed him into third. Rubber started developing under the cushion, where Stewart was running. Bergman found it first and passed Stewart for the lead heading into turn one with five to go. Brown would follow him two laps later.

 

 

Brian Brown is Back on Top at Knoxville!
Ryan Roberts Passes Late for Win in 360’s, Eric Bridger Graduates, Then Wins with 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 5, 2018) – Grain Valley, Missouri’s Brian Brown made the most of his first appearance of the 2018 season Saturday at the Knoxville Raceway by claiming the $4,000 20-lap 410 sprint car feature event. The entertaining headliner was Brown’s 38th career win here on Budweiser “National Beverage Day”. It was preceded by an exciting win for Nebraskan Ryan Roberts in the 360 class. Defending 305 track champion, Eric Bridger, had an exciting day. First, he graduated from Upper Iowa University, and then he led start to finish in the 15-lap 305 feature.

Justin Henderson was the early leader in the 410 event, ahead of Brown and Terry McCarl. Matt Juhl moved into fourth on the second lap, while Davey Heskin came back from a slow start into the top five by lap four. Heskin continued to climb, moving by Juhl for fourth on lap five, and by McCarl on lap seven for third.

Brown reeled in Henderson with traffic in sight and slid across his bow on lap eight to take the point. Three circuits later, Carson McCarl stopped and retired with no brakes bringing the first caution of the night in any class. Brown led Henderson, Heskin, Terry McCarl and Juhl back to green flag racing.

Heskin stuck the low side of one and two on the restart to shoot by Henderson for second. Point leader and eleventh place starter, Brooke Tatnell, was also on the move, going from eighth to fifth. Austin McCarl, who won the first two features at Knoxville this season was in a battle with Spencer Bayston when he climbed the Indiana native’s right rear in turn three and hit the wall hard. Despite significant damage to the car, he walked away. Bayston, and Lynton Jeffrey, who was collected in the fray were also done.

Brown led the field back to green again, protecting the low side over Heskin, Henderson, Terry McCarl and Tatnell. Tatnell was on the move again, and was up to third with five laps to go. A final caution for a slowing Tasker Phillips did not deter Brown, who won over Heskin, Tatnell, Terry McCarl and Juhl. Henderson, Josh Schneiderman, RJ Johnson, Hunter Schuerenberg and Rager Phillips completed the top ten. Terry McCarl set quick time, while Rager Phillips, RJ Johnson and Schneiderman won heats.

“Hats go off to my guys,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “We haven’t had a great start. We’ve had a fast car…just no results all year long. I’ve messed up a couple of times. But there’s no place like home. It’s great to be here. Justin (Henderson) did a great job. I just knew I had to be aggressive, and it worked out. It just feels good to be back here in front of these great fans.”

The 18-lap 360 main event turned into a non-stop thriller. Nate Van Haaften shook off his early season lull and led early over Ryan Roberts and Matt Moro. Ryan Giles used the cushion to get around Moro for third early on, and on lap six, Clint Garner followed him into fourth.

Van Haaften entered lapped traffic on the eighth circuit and slowed a bit. On lap eleven, it appeared he had cleared things as he escaped several lapped cars. Roberts remained persistent, however, and shot around the leader on the top on lap fourteen. Giles would follow him into second with two to go.

The win was Roberts third here, and came ahead of Giles, Van Haaften, Garner and Sawyer Phillips, who grabbed fifth on the last lap. Jake Bubak, Calvin Landis, Christian Bowman, hard-charger Tyler Groenendyk and Joe Beaver rounded out the top ten. Roberts also set quick tim over the field, while Bowman and Sawyer Phillips won the heats.

“Nate (Van Haaften) took off there early and was getting off the bottom good,” said Roberts in Victory Lane. “I saw it blazing off a bit. I’ve raced here a long time, but I almost forgot where to turn. I still love coming here. The crowd, the track guys…the track’s always good, and everyone always welcomes us back like family.”

It was all Eric Bridger in the 305 class. Another non-stop event saw him lead all fifteen laps utilizing the bottom of the racing surface. It was the third career Knoxville win for the college grad. Following him to the stripe were Ryan Leavitt, Mike Mayberry, Evan Epperson and Devin Kline. Rob Kubli, Kevin Hetrick, Matthew Stelzer, Josh Jones and Jayce Jenkins completed the top ten. Bridger also set quick time, while Jenkins and Kubli were heat winners.

“We were pretty good,” said Bridger. “It was a little rough out there. Today has been good. I just graduated college. It was a busy day. I junked a car two weeks ago, and without those who help me, I wouldn’t be standing here today.”

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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (13), 15.142; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (12), 15.212; 3. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (7), 15.213; 4. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (9), 15.293; 5. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (10), 15.303; 6. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (11), 15.311; 7. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (6), 15.322; 8. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (1), 15.340; 9. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (4), 15.448; 10. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (3), 15.520; 11. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (2), 15.549; 12. 20N, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (14), 15.581; 13. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (21), 15.626; 14. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (8), 15.701; 15. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (18), 15.871; 16. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (16), 15.887; 17. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (19), 15.913; 18. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (5), 16.109; 19. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (20), 16.335; 20. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (17), 17.148; 21. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (15), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.0: 1. Rager Phillips (1); 2. Dakota Hendrickson (2); 3. Tasker Phillips (3); 4. AJ Moeller (4); 5. Justin Henderson (5); 6. Terry McCarl (6); 7. Glen Saville (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.4: 1. RJ Johnson (2); 2. Brian Brown (6); 3. Brooke Tatnell (3); 4. Bobby Mincer (1); 5. Austin McCarl (4); 6. Spencer Bayston (5); 7. Chase Wanner (7)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.1: 1. Josh Schneiderman (2); 2. Hunter Schuerenberg (3); 3. Matt Juhl (4); 4. Davey Heskin (6); 5. Bob Weuve (1); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 7. Carson McCarl (7)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Davey Heskin (3); 3. Brooke Tatnell (11); 4. Terry McCarl (2); 5. Matt Juhl (6); 6. Justin Henderson (1); 7. Josh Schneiderman (14); 8. RJ Johnson (9); 9. Hunter Schuerenberg (10); 10. Rager Phillips (16); 11. Dakota Hendrickson (13); 12. Bobby Mincer (15); 13. Tasker Phillips (8); 14. Bob Weuve (18); 15. Austin McCarl (12); 16. Spencer Bayston (5); 17. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 18. Carson McCarl (19); 19. Chase Wanner (20); 20. Glen Saville (17) DNS – AJ Moeller. Lap Leaders: Henderson 1-7, Brown 8-20. Hard-charger: Tatnell.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (10), 16.238; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (4), 16.240; 3. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (18), 16.285; 4. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (9), 16.300; 5. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (5), 16.332; 6. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (15), 16.366; 7. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (2), 16.380; 8. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (1), 16.412; 9. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (17), 16.412; 10. 9X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (14), 16.413; 11. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (16), 16.471; 12. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 16.514; 13. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.577; 14. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (12), 16.601; 15. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (6), 16.632; 16. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (11), 16.716; 17. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (7), 16.929; 18. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (13), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.0: 1. Christian Bowman (2); 2. Matt Moro (4); 3. Tom Lenz (1); 4. Nate Van Haaften (5); 5. Ryan Roberts (6); 6. Joe Beaver (3); 7. Dylan Peterson (9); 8. Mitchell Alexander (7); 9. Brad Comegys (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:56.1: 1. Sawyer Phillips (1); 2. Jake Bubak (2); 3. Calvin Landis (3); 4. Clint Garner (6); 5. Ryan Giles (5); 6. McKenna Haase (4); 7. Nathan Mills (7); 8. Tyler Groenendyk (9); 9. Cody Wehrle (8)

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:15.8: 1. Ryan Roberts (2); 2. Ryan Giles (6); 3. Nate Van Haaften (1); 4. Clint Garner (4); 5. Sawyer Phillips (9); 6. Jake Bubak (8); 7. Calvin Landis (7); 8. Christian Bowman (5); 9. Tyler Groenendyk (17); 10. Joe Beaver (12); 11. McKenna Haase (10); 12. Cody Wehrle (18); 13. Dylan Peterson (15); 14. Tom Lenz (11); 15. Nathan Mills (13); 16. Brad Comegys (16); 17. Matt Moro (3); 18. Mitchell Alexander (14). Lap Leaders: Van Haaften 1-13, Roberts 14-18. Hard-charger: Groenendyk.

305 Results

Time Trials, 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (15), 17.11; 2. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (6), 17.147; 3. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (3), 17.191; 4. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (9), 17.198; 5. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.265; 6. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (2), 17.294; 7. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (11), 17.335; 8. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (13), 17.48; 9. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (16), 17.509; 10. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (4), 17.57; 11. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (8), 17.596; 12. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (1), 17.664; 13. 50, Mike Ayers, St. Charles, IA (7), 17.815; 14. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (10), 18.421; 15. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (12), 18.179; 16. 48D, Dallas Mendenhall, Unionville, MO (5), 22.661.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:45.7: 1. Jayce Jenkins (3); 2. Ryan Leavitt (4); 3. Mike Mayberry (5); 4. Eric Bridger (6); 5. Josh Jones (2); 6. Mike Ayers (7); 7. Dan Henning (8) DNS – Chris Horton

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:46.5: 1. Rob Kubli (2); 2. Chase Young (1); 3. Evan Epperson (4); 4. Matthew Stelzer (3); 5. Kevin Hetrick (5); 6. Devin Kline (6); 7. Dallas Mendenhall (8); 8. Jon Hughes (7)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:29.2: 1. Eric Bridger (1); 2. Ryan Leavitt (3); 3. Mike Mayberry (2); 4. Evan Epperson (5); 5. Devin Kline (6); 6. Rob Kubli (8); 7. Kevin Hetrick (7); 8. Matthew Stelzer (9); 9. Josh Jones (11); 10. Jayce Jenkins (4); 11. Chase Young (10); 12. Dallas Mendenhall (14); 13. Mike Ayers (12); 14. Jon Hughes (15); 15. Dan Henning (13) DNS – Chris Horton. Lap Leader: Bridger 1-15. Hard-charger: Kubli.

 

 

 

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5/4/18

Lake Ozark Speedway

Eldon, MO

WoO & 305’s

27 WoO

6 305’s

WoO

Spencer Bayston (9th car out to time) led 17 drivers under the old one-lap track record set by Zach Chappell in May of 2007 (11.705). Spencer’s new track record on the -mile oval stands at 11.351. Donny Schatz (6th car out) was second quick, followed by Jacob Allen (18th), Jason Johnson (11th), Daryn Pittman (10th), Logan Schuchart (2nd), David Gravel (3rd), Cory Eliason (8th) and Kerry Madsen (26th). Paul Nienhiser had issues and failed to get a time in. The crowd was near capacity, and kept filing in through the heat races. Kevin Ulmer, making his first ever 410 start, scratched after hot laps.

Heat one (started): 1. Johnson 41 (2) 2. Gravel 5 (3) 3. K. Madsen 2m (4) 4. Bayston 39 (1) 5. Hunter Schuerenberg 20N (6) 6. Sammy Swindell 3 (5) / 7. Austin McCarl 17A (8) 8. Kory Bales 5x (9) 9. Brian Brown 21 (7)

10-lap heats lined heads-up took the top six to the feature. The top two locked into the Dash. J. Johnson led the distance. The best battle was Jackson action…Gravel and K. Madsen dueling for second. Brown exited early with mechanical issues that necessitated an engine change..

Heat two (started): 1. Pittman 9 (2) 2. Schatz 15 (1) 3. Shane Stewart 2 (3) 4. Sheldon Haudenschild 17 (6) 5. Jason Sides 7s (4) 6. Dane Lorenc 00 (8) / 7. Kraig Kinser 11K (5) 8. Brent Marks 19 (7) DNS – Kevin Ulmer 20K

A caution before a lap could be completed saw Kinser and Stewart get together in turn four and collect Sides. Marks was also caught up and got the worst of it, having to go pitside. Pittman coasted, pulling away to win followed by Schatz. Stewart would get by Haudenschild in a good race for third.

Heat three (started): 1. Allen 1a (1) 2. Schuchart 1s (2) 3. Brad Sweet 49 (7) 4. Ian Madsen 18 (4) 5. Terry McCarl 24 (6) 6. Eliason 83 (3) / 7. Clyde Knipp 13 (5) 8. Greg Wilson w20 (8) 9. Paul Nienhiser 9x (9)

Schuchart led his teammate and uncle, Allen, early on. Sweet was on the move from row four and took fourth from Eliason on lap two. Nienhiser’s issues from time trials continued and he came to a stop with eight to go. Schuchart would choose the inside line on the restart, but Allen would shoot by on the outside an dlead the rest of the way. Sweet grabbed third on the restart and T. McCarl moved into the top five.

Dash (started): 1. Allen (1) 2. Schuchart (2) 3. Schatz (4) 4. Gravel (3) 5. Pittman (6) 6. Johnson (5)

The Shark Racing teammates in the front row put on a show, with Schuchart taking several sliders at Allen for the lead. He would fall into second, with Schatz trailing in third. The 8-lapper determined the top six starting spots in the feature.

B main (started): 1. Brown (3) 2. Marks (4) 3. Kinser (1) 4. Wilson (6) 5. Knipp (2) 6. A. McCarl (5) / 7. Bales (7) DNS – Nienhiser, Ulmer

Marks led Kinser and Knipp early in the 12-lapper that would turn into a race of attrition. Brown grabbed third from Knipp on lap two and second from Kinser on lap four. A. McCarl shot under Knipp for fourth on lap five. Bales would lose his left rear tire and flip at the halfway point. He was uninjured. Now the remaining six would transfer, but were racing for position. Marks elected to start outside on the restart, and Brown shot under for the lead. Knipp moved back into fourth before A. McCarl would get over the inside berm in turn two and spin. He exited, but would get the last transfer.

A main (started): 1. Schatz (3) 2. Gravel (4) 3. K. Madsen (7) 4. Stewart (8) 5. Johnson (6) 6. Sweet (9) 7. Pittman (5) 8. Haudenschild (11) 9. I. Madsen (12) 10. Schuchart (2) 11. Allen (1) 12. Kinser (20) 13. Marks (19) 14. Sides (14) 15. Wilson (21) 16. Knipp (22) 17. Lorenc (17) 18. Brown (18) 19. Bayston (10) 20. Schuerenberg (13) 21. Swindell (16) 22. T. McCarl (15) 23. A. McCarl (23) 24. Eliason (24)

The 40-lapper saw Eliason penalized from 16th for being late to staging. Allen led Schuchart and Schatz early. Five laps in, Schatz worked under Schuchart for second. Two laps later, he cruised through the middle of three and four to take the lead from Allen. Schuchart got by Allen for second on lap 14, and reeled in Schatz in traffic. At the midway point, Gravel moved by Allen for third. Bayston really got going mid-race on the cushion. He was by Allen for fourth on lap 24. Two laps later, Brown spun over the cushion. Meanwhile, a fifth running Pittman pulled off the track with a flat right rear. He would restart and climb to a seventh place finish. The restart for Brown, saw Schatz’s 3.1 second lead gone, ahead of Gravel, Schuchart, Bayston and Allen. Schatz pulled away on the restart. K. Madsen had a great run, going from eighth to fifth. Another caution came 28 laps in when Bayston was trying to pass Schuchart when contact came in turn three, breaking his front end. Schuchart’s car was obviously affected as well, the rest of the way. Schatz would lead Gravel the rest of the way home. K. Madsen would finish third. Behind them some great racing saw Stewart move up to fourth, ahead of Johnson, Sweet, Pittman and Haudenschild. The win was worth $10,000 for Schatz.

305’s

Heat (started): 1. Jack Potter 55 (1) 2. J Kinder 88 (4) 3. Nathan Ryun 18x (5) 4. Frank Rodgers 11 (6) 5. PJ Grimes 00 (3) 6. Taylor Walton 93 (2)

305’s are running weekly at Lake Ozark on Saturdays. Racesavers will be mandatory in 2019, but old engines have been grandfathered in for this season. Potter, who won the weekly feature last Saturday led the 8-lap distance in the heat. Rodgers passed Grimes for fourth on lap five. Walton struggled with mechanical gremlins all night and pulled off early.

A main (started): 1. Kinder (1) 2. Potter (2) 3. Rodgers (3) 4. Ryun (4) 5. Grimes (5) 6. Walton (6)

Former Knoxville 305 track champ, Kinser, led all 15 laps in the non-stop feature. Potter provided some pressure early, while Potter and Rodgers had a nice battle for third. Walton exited on lap six, and Grimes on lap eight.

 

 

Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101 Hit Lake Ozark/Knoxville!

(Bill W) April 23, 2018, Monroe, IA – Austin McCarl continued his roll early in the season in Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com points. Austin picked up his second win in a row at the Knoxville Raceway. He leads the early standings over Brooke Tatnell, Terry McCarl, Davey Heskin and Scotty Thiel.

Two point eligible races commence this weekend. On Friday, May 4, the World of Outlaws visit Lake Ozark Speedway near Eldon, Missouri, for the first time in a long time. On Saturday, the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa will be back in action.

So far, there have been two winners in the three races contested with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101!

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Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO

Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)
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TMAC Finishes Third - But Counts It as a Win! Thursday, April 26, 2018 Des Moines, IA (April 26, 2018) – Terry McCarl finished on the podium Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway, but it might be the first time that he was truly proud to not be at the top, as his son Austin took the win.

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 100 (2)

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 80

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 60

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 51

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 50 (1)

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 40

Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 37

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 36

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 35

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 34

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 30

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 28

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25

Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 20

Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 20

Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 20

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 18

Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 18

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 16

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 14

Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 12

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 12

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 10

Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 8

Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6

Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 6

Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 2

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 2

Tentative 2018 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com
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TMAC Finishes Third - But Counts It as a Win! Thursday, April 26, 2018 Des Moines, IA (April 26, 2018) – Terry McCarl finished on the podium Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway, but it might be the first time that he was truly proud to not be at the top, as his son Austin took the win.

Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold)

Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder)

Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Rain)

Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)

Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)

Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO

Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, May 11 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA

Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA

Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, May 20 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Wed, May 30 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO

Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO

Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Wed, June 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO

Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, July 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars

Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars

Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”

Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)

Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover”

Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO

Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest”

Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Sept 1 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Sun, Sept 2 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial”

Sat, Sept 8 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial”

Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA

Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA

Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”

Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Fri, Oct 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA

Sat, Oct 6 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA

Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

Sat, Oct 20 – Dodge City (KS) Speedway WoO

 

 

Austin McCarl Strikes Again for $4,000 at Knoxville!
Ryan Giles Wins Thriller in 360’s, Matthew Stelzer On Top with 305’s

by Bill Wright                                                                                               

 

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 28, 2018) – The 410 sprint car feature at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night took a similar refrain to the Season Opener the week prior.  Austin McCarl shot out to an immediate lead, and led the distance to take home $4,000 here on Town Crier Night.  A pair of driver misfortunes and an unbelievable finish in the 360 class saw Ryan Giles take his fourth career win, and Matthew Stelzer visited Victory Lane for the sixth time in the 305 class.

 

McCarl shot from his starting spot in row two to take command early in the 20-lap feature.  Chris Martin and Josh Schneiderman trailed him.  Tasker Phillips spun with a lap in the books, setting up a restart that saw Aussie Brooke Tatnell drive from fourth to second.  Schneiderman and Martin battled for third, with Martin prevailing on lap five.

 

McCarl entered lapped traffic on lap eight, and had opened up a 3.2 second lead on Tatnell.  Meanwhile, his father Terry had moved into the top four.  On lap twelve, Austin jumped the turn three cushion and nearly faced disaster with the fence, but brought the car back under control.  A lap later, his brother Carson McCarl would bring the last caution of the even twith a turn two spin.

 

Austin McCarl led Tatnell, Martin, Terry McCarl and Jamie Ball back to green.  The man on the move, however, was 13th starter, Davey Heskin.  Restarting seventh, he used the bottom to perfection, moving up to fourth.  He would take third two laps later.

 

McCarl would never be headed for his second consecutive win here.  The Altoona, Iowa driver was followed by Tatnell, Heskin, Martin and Terry McCarl.  Ball, Rager Phillips, Justin Henderson, Lynton Jeffrey and Matt Juhl rounded out the top ten.  Jeffrey set quick time for the second week in a row and won his heat.  Phillips and Terry McCarl were other heat winners.

 

“I was able to get a good start,” said Austin in Victory Lane.  “Chris (Martin) did a good job.  He did exactly what I would have done.  I was just able to get him.  The racetrack got pretty tricky.  I started getting tight.  I thought about my Dad a lot that race.  I had to slow down more than I wanted to be honest.  It got treacherous.  Me not crying tonight doesn’t mean I’m not excited!  It’s great to start two for two, and I have a great car.”

 

Seven-time 360 track champion, Clint Garner, appeared to be on his way to a win in his 18-lap feature event.  Sawyer Phillips ran a strong second, but Garner pulled away when he entered lapped traffic on the seventh circuit.  Garner was on cruise control, until things went up in smoke for him on lap fifteen.

 

Phillips would fly by and assume the lead.  He took the white flag with a 4.5 second lead over Ryan Giles, but it was not to be.  Third running Jamie Ball went up in smoke as well, bringing the caution, and setting up a green, white, checker finish with Phillips now leading Giles, Matt Moro, Skylar Gee and Travis Rilat.

 

While Phillips hit the high side on the restart in turn one, Giles performed a big slider.  Phillips somehow found his way between Giles and the turn two wall to maintain the point heading down the backstretch.  It was anyone’s race coming for the white flag, but when Phillips missed his mark on the low side of one and two, Giles slipped by to take his fourth career win here.

 

Phillips retained second, ahead of Moro, Gee and Rilat.  Hard-charger Robbie Price, Joe Beaver, Calvin Landis, Tyler Groenendyk and McKenna Haase completed the top ten.  Giles also registered quick time on the field, while Beaver, Landis and Ball won heats.

 

“I saw Clint go down, and I saw Jamie go up in smoke,” said an emotional Giles in Victory Lane.  “This is just unbelievable.  It’s my wife’s birthday today and my son turns four on Monday.  We went through a lot of changes this year.  I wasn’t sure I wanted to continue to do this, but that wasn’t an option for my Dad.  I owe this all to him.  I didn’t know if (Phillips) was going to be out there (in turn two on the restart) or not.  He gave me room, and I definitely appreciate that.  Luckily, it worked.”

 

Rob Kubli took the early lead, ahead of Mike Mayberry and Matthew Stelzer in the 15-lap 305 feature.  Stelzer showed he was the car to beat by getting by Mayberry on lap two, and chasing down Kubli and passing him on lap four.  Kevin Hetrick moved into the top three on lap five. 

 

Stelzer would enter traffic on lap eight, but he had a clean track ahead of him after a spin ten laps in by Josh Jones.  The restart had Stelzer leading Kubli, Hetrick, Devin Kline and Eric Bridger.  Hetrick found the low side past Kubli for second, but he had nothing for Stelzer.  Kline would take third with two to go, ahead of Kubli and Bridger.  Ryan Leavitt, Jayce Jenkins, Mayberry, Chris Horton and Evan Epperson rounded out the top ten.  Bridger set quick time, while Kubli and Stelzer were heat winners. 

 

Join us next week, Saturday, May 5, for Budweiser “National Beverage Day” ($1 Busch Light) Night featuring the 410, 360 and 305 sprint cars!  For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!


 

 

410 Results

 

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (9), 15.736; 2. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (20), 15.811; 3. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 15.907; 4. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (11), 15.976; 5. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 16.050; 6. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (19), 16.083; 7. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (5), 16.144; 8. 11, Max McGhee, Camby, IN (4), 16.165; 9. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (24), 16.217; 10. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (3), 16.245; 11. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (18), 16.260; 12. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (23), 16.295; 13. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (10), 16.355; 14. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15), 16.403; 15. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (1), 16.431; 16. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (14), 16.580; 17. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (13), 16.716; 18. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (21), 16.775; 19. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (16), 17.001; 20. 21, Brinton Marvel, Pittsboro, IN (22), 17.053; 21. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (7), 17.282; 22. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (6), 19.140; 23. 91, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (2), NT; 24. 66M, Max Grogan, Basehor, KS (17), NT; 25. 71, Tim St. Arnold, Des Moines, IA (25), NT.

 

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.0: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 2. Justin Henderson (1); 3. Carson McCarl (5); 4. AJ Moeller (2); 5. Dakota Hendrickson (7); 6. Chase Wanner (6); 7. Matt Juhl (3) DNS – RJ Johnson, Tim St. Arnold

 

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.7: 1. Rager Phillips (2); 2. Josh Schneiderman (3); 3. Brooke Tatnell (6); 4. Austin McCarl (5); 5. Max McGhee (4); 6. Bobby Mincer (1); 7. Cale Thomas (8); 8. Brinton Marvel (7)

 

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.8: 1. Terry McCarl (6); 2. Chris Martin (3); 3. Jamie Ball (5); 4. Glen Saville (1); 5. Bob Weuve (7); 6. Tasker Phillips (2); 7. Davey Heskin (4) DNS – Max Grogan

 

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Austin McCarl (3); 2. Brooke Tatnell (6); 3. Davey Heskin (13); 4. Chris Martin (1); 5. Terry McCarl (7); 6. Jamie Ball (4); 7. Rager Phillips (9); 8. Justin Henderson (11); 9. Lynton Jeffrey (8); 10. Matt Juhl (14); 11. Carson McCarl (5); 12. Tasker Phillips (16); 13. Glen Saville (15); 14. Josh Schneiderman (2); 15. RJ Johnson (23); 16. Max McGhee (10); 17. Cale Thomas (22); 18. AJ Moeller (12); 19. Dakota Hendrickson (17); 20. Bobby Mincer (18); 21. Bob Weuve (19); 22. Chase Wanner (20); 23. Brinton Marvel (21); 24. Tim St. Arnold (24) DNS – Max Grogan. Lap Leader: A. McCarl 1-20. Hard-charger: Heskin.

 

360 Results

 

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (13), 16.430; 2. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (2), 16.572; 3. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (15), 16.595; 4. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (4), 16.790; 5. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (18), 16.805; 6. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (8), 16.838; 7. 1, Travis Rilat, Heath, TX (1), 16.870; 8. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (3), 16.915; 9. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (19), 16.915; 10. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (17), 16.937; 11. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.957; 12. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (6), 17.006; 13. 21, Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, BC, Can. (7), 17.053; 14. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (10), 17.119; 15. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (5), 17.172; 16. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.199; 17. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (16), 17.340; 18. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (12), 17.398; 19. 13JM, Jordan Martens, Sioux Falls, SD (21), 17.568; 20. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (11), 17.854; 21. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (20), 17.300.

 

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.8: 1. Joe Beaver (1); 2. Tyler Groenendyk (3); 3. Robbie Price (2); 4. Ryan Giles (6); 5. Travis Rilat (4); 6. McKenna Haase (5); 7. Jordan Martens (7)

 

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.3: 1. Calvin Landis (3); 2. Sawyer Phillips (4); 3. Matt Moro (6); 4. Clint Garner (5); 5. Christian Bowman (2); 6. Mitchell Alexander (1); 7. John Anderson (7)

 

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.8: 1. Jamie Ball (4); 2. Skylar Gee (5); 3. Nathan Mills (1); 4. Cody Wehrle (2); 5. Brad Comegys (3) DNS – Nate Van Haaften, Tom Lenz

 

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Ryan Giles (5); 2. Sawyer Phillips (1); 3. Matt Moro (6); 4. Skylar Gee (4); 5. Travis Rilat (10); 6. Robbie Price (12); 7. Joe Beaver (11); 8. Calvin Landis (7); 9. Tyler Groenendyk (9); 10. McKenna Haase (8); 11. Christian Bowman (16); 12. Brad Comegys (13); 13. Cody Wehrle (14); 14. Mitchell Alexander (17); 15. Nathan Mills (15); 16. Jamie Ball (3); 17. Clint Garner (2); 18. Jordan Martens (18); 19. John Anderson (19) DNS – Nate Van Haaften, Tom Lenz Lap Leaders: Garner 1-14, S. Phillips 15-17, Giles 18.  Hard-charger: Price.

 

305 Results

 

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (7), 17.020; 2. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (2), 17.115; 3. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (11), 17.515; 4. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (3), 17.541; 5. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (13), 17.613; 6. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (17), 17.841; 7. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.892; 8. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (9), 17.903; 9. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (19), 17.928; 10. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (12), 17.973; 11. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (5), 17.995; 12. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (10), 18.152; 13. 8R, Chase Rudolf, Norwalk, IA (4), 18.158; 14. 48D, Dallas Mendenhall, Unionville, MO (18), 18.471; 15. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (15), 18.728; 16. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (6), 18.812; 17. 50, Mike Ayers, St. Charles, IA (16), 18.870; 18. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (1), NT; 19. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (14), NT.

 

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.3: 1. Rob Kubli (1); 2. Mike Mayberry (2); 3. Eric Bridger (6); 4. Josh Jones (3); 5. Devin Kline (5); 6. Chase Young (4); 7. Casey Greubel (8); 8. Chase Rudolf (7); 9. Mike Ayers (9); 10. Jon Hughes (10)

 

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:49.9: 1. Matthew Stelzer (2); 2. Ryan Leavitt (6); 3. Kevin Hetrick (4); 4. Evan Epperson (1); 5. Jayce Jenkins (5); 6. Chris Horton (3); 7. Dallas Mendenhall (7); 8. Dan Henning (8) DNS – Joe Simbro

 

A main, 15 Laps, NT: 1. Matthew Stelzer (3); 2. Kevin Hetrick (5); 3. Devin Kline (6); 4. Rob Kubli (1); 5. Eric Bridger (7); 6. Ryan Leavitt (8); 7. Jayce Jenkins (4); 8. Mike Mayberry (2); 9. Chris Horton (11); 10. Evan Epperson (12); 11. Chase Young (10); 12. Dan Henning (16); 13. Chase Rudolf (15); 14. Mike Ayers (17); 15. Jon Hughes (18); 16. Josh Jones (9); 17. Dallas Mendenhall (13); 18. Casey Greubel (14) DNS – Joe Simbro. Lap Leaders: Kubli 1-3, Stelzer 4-15. Hard-charger: Henning.

 

 

 

Scotty Thiel/Austin McCarl First Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101 Winners in 2018!

(Bill W) April 23, 2018, Monroe, IA – Mother Nature finally gave in and we got some 410 sprint car racing underway in the Midwest. The Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101 schedule kicked off with Sheboygan, Wisconsin’s Scotty Thiel visiting Victory Lane with the MOWA series at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois, and Austin McCarl, grabbing his first career feature win at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa on Saturday.

The next event will be this Saturday, April 28 at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa.

Join us in supporting sprint car racing in the Midwest!

More donations for the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101 point fund were received this week! Stay tuned for some exciting announcements about who is on board and supporting 410 sprint car racing in the Midwest in 2018!

Whether you are just wanting to chip in or become a title sponsor for the series, there are several options for you. Visit www.OpenWheel101.com or e-mail Bill Wright at sprntcar@hotmail.com for more details!

Stay tuned to Open Wheel 101 all season long for point and race updates!

Up Next!

Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (1), 50

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI (1), 50

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 40

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 40

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 35

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 35

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25

Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 25

Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 20

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 20

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 18

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 18

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 16

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 14

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 14

Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 12

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 12

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 10

Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 10

Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 8

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 8

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 6

Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6

Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 4

Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 2

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 2

Tentative 2018 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com

Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold)

Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder)

Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Rain)

Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)

Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)

Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO

Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, May 11 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA

Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA

Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, May 20 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Wed, May 30 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO

Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO

Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Wed, June 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO

Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, July 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars

Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars

Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”

Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)

Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover”

Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO

Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest”

Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Sept 1 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Sun, Sept 2 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial”

Sat, Sept 8 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial”

Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA

Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA

Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”

Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA

Fri, Oct 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA

Sat, Oct 6 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA

Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

Sat, Oct 20 – Dodge City (KS) Speedway WoO

 

 

Austin McCarl Dominates for First Knoxville Triumph in Season Opener!
Clint Garner Grabs Win #34 in 360’s, Devin Kline Tops 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 21, 2018) – Austin McCarl drove the TKS Motorsports #2KS to a dominating win in the PellaMotors.com/Kraig Ford Season Opener at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday night! After several years of trying, it was the Altoona, Iowa native’s first career win at the famous half-mile, and he left no doubt as he collected $4,000 for his win.

McCarl shot out in convincing fashion to start the 20-lap 410 feature event to lead Brooke Tatnell, Jamie Ball, Justin Henderson and RJ Johnson in the early going. McCarl entered lapped traffic on the fifth lap, and had opened up a 2.6 second lead on Tatnell. Two laps later, he had lapped up to twelfth place just past the halfway mark, he was lapping the tenth place car of Davey Heskin, with several lapped cars between himself and Tatnell.

Henderson slide by Ball for third, before Heskin tipped over in turn two, bringing a red flag. The restart saw Austin leading Tatnell, Henderson, Ball and Terry McCarl back to green. Terry would take fourth from Ball, while on lap sixteen, contact between Ball and Tasker Phillips sent the former upside down.

Though Tatnell made slide attempts on both that restart, and one with two to go for AJ Moeller, who suffered a flat right rear tire, they were to no avail. Austin McCarl would pull away and celebrate his first win here. Tatnell followed him to finish a steady second, while Terry McCarl charged up to third, followed by hard-charger, Wayne Johnson and Matt Juhl, who claimed fifth on the last lap. Tasker Phillips, Henderson, Heskin, RJ Johnson and Rager Phillips rounded out the top ten. Lynton Jeffrey would set quick time over the field, before missing his heat to attend his daughter’s prom walk-through. Austin McCarl, Terry McCarl and Moeller won heat races.

“I’ve been so close a couple of times, and I felt like I let one slip away last year,” said an emotional Austin McCarl in Victory Lane. “What a way to start the year! We got to traffic, and things got hairy with a couple of guys. I’ve watched enough races to know they can be won or lost in traffic. I did as well as I could, and the sprint car gods made me earn that one! We had reds and yellows…I just wanted Doug (Clark) to throw the checkers.”

Jon Agan shot from his starting spot in the third row to claim an early lead in the 18-lap 360 feature event over Matt Moro, Clint Garner and Christian Bowman. Jamie Ball would grab fifth from Calvin Landis on lap five. Veteran Tom Lenz would tip over in turn two six laps in to bring the red.

Agan led the field back to green, with Moro taking a shot at him with a slide job. The momentum lost by Moro, allowed Garner to puonce on the second spot. Meanwhile, Ball shot by Bowman into fourth. Agan’s good run came to an end when he slowed and went pitside on lap eight. Lee Grosz would spin on the back chute ten laps in, to bring out the final caution.

Garner would pull away the last eight laps, securing his 34th 360 win here by 5.3 seconds ahead of Ball, who passed Moro late in the going. Moro was third, followed by Landis and hard-charger, Seth Bergman. Bowman, Matt Cov”ington, Ryan Giles, Sawyer Phillips and Skylar Gee completed the top ten. Ball registered quick time over the 26-car field, while Joe Beaver, Tyler Groenendyk and Gee won heat races.

“Maybe I should have took it a little easier in the heat race,” said Garner in Victory Lane of a near crash in his heat. “I’m glad we didn’t crash there. It felt like we were about to go upside down. To come out and win the feature…that’s too cool. This is the only exercise I’ve done this year…I’ve been working and pushing snow.”

Before a lap could be completed in the 15-lap 305 main event, defending track champion, Eric Bridger got over the turn three cushion and ended upside down. He was unhurt. Devin Kline shot to the point from outside row two when the green fell for keeps, followed by rookie Jayce Jenkins and Chase Young.

Kelby Watt made his presence felt, grabbing third on lap two, while Ryan Leavitt followed him into fourth a lap later. Kline had built a three-second lead and was into lapped traffic by the seventh circuit. Watt and Leavitt waged a good battle for third behind him. The only caution would come with three laps to go, when Kevin Hetrick stopped inside turns three and four.

Kline would pull away from the field, winning his 11th career 305 feature, ahead of Watt, who grabbed second, and Leavitt. Jenkins ran a steady race to come home fourth, ahead of Matthew Stelzer. Hard-charger Evan Epperson, Chase Young, Mike Mayberry, Joe Simbro and Mike Ayers rounded out the top ten. Hetrick registered quick time, while Simbro and Bridger won heats.

“These young kids keep coming up and giving everyone a run for their money,” said Kline in Victory Lane. “Last year (in the 360’s) definitely helped, and it’s fun to be racing here no matter the class. I couldn’t have asked for a better night. Things have slowed down for me a little, and I think my reaction time is much better.”

Join us next week, Saturday, April 28, for Town Crier Night featuring the 410, 360 and 305 sprint cars! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!
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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (2), 15.246; 2. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (5), 15.268; 3. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (1), 15.307; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (13), 15.380; 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (6), 15.401; 6. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (9), 15.409; 7. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (3), 15.483; 8. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (17), 15.495; 9. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (20), 15.513; 10. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 15.534; 11. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK (7), 15.545; 12. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (14), 15.609; 13. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (21), 15.646; 14. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (19), 15.908; 15. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (18), 15.917; 16. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (10), 15.943; 17. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (4), 15.945; 18. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (12), 16.317; 19. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (15), 16.715; 20. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (16), 17.893; 21. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (11), 18.375; 22. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (22), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.8: 1. Austin McCarl (2); 2. RJ Johnson (4); 3. Brooke Tatnell (5); 4. Tasker Phillips (3); 5. Dakota Hendrickson (1); 6. Bob Weuve (6) DNS – Lynton Jeffrey, Scott Bogucki

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.0: 1. Terry McCarl (6); 2. Josh Schneiderman (2); 3. Wayne Johnson (3); 4. Rager Phillips (1); 5. Davey Heskin (4); 6. Jamie Ball (5); 7. Bobby Mincer (7);

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.6: 1. AJ Moeller (4); 2. Carson McCarl (1); 3. Matt Juhl (6); 4. Chris Martin (2); 5. Justin Henderson (3); 6. Chase Wanner (5) DNS – Glen Saville

A Main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Austin McCarl (1); 2. Brooke Tatnell (6); 3. Terry McCarl (8); 4. Wayne Johnson (11); 5. Matt Juhl (7); 6. Tasker Phillips (12); 7. Justin Henderson (3); 8. Davey Heskin (10); 9. RJ Johnson (5); 10. Rager Phillips (15); 11. Carson McCarl (9); 12. Josh Schneiderman (13); 13. Chris Martin (14); 14. Lynton Jeffrey (18); 15. Bob Weuve (17); 16. Glen Saville (20); 17. AJ Moeller (4); 18. Jamie Ball (2); 19. Dakota Hendrickson (16); 20. Bobby Mincer (19) DNS – Chase Wanner, Scott Bogucki. Lap Leader: A. McCarl 1-20. Hard-charger: W. Johnson.

360 RESULTS

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (22), 16.206; 2. 21, Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, BC, Can. (8), 16.223; 3. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (7), 16.308; 4. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (10), 16.387; 5. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (6), 16.486; 6. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.544; 7. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (3), 16.546; 8. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (20), 16.549; 9. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (13), 16.558; 10. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.608; 11. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (18), 16.627; 12. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (2), 16.630; 13. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (19), 16.637; 14. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (12), 16.650; 15. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (15), 16.664; 16. 23, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (23), 16.679; 17. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (1), 16.686; 18. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (25), 16.692; 19. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (5), 16.707; 20. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (11), 16.709; 21. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (26), 16.818; 22. 9N, Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND (24), 16.850; 23. 2D, Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, SD (9), 17.079; 24. 47, Brant O'Banion, Sioux Falls, SD (16), 17.121; 25. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (17), 17.292; 26. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (4), 18.943.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.2: 1. Joe Beaver (2); 2. Calvin Landis (3); 3. Seth Bergman (1); 4. Jamie Ball (6); 5. Sawyer Phillips (4); 6. Wade Nygaard (8); 7. Ryan Giles (5); 8. Nate Van Haaften (9); 9. Cody Wehrle (7)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.3: 1. Tyler Groenendyk (1); 2. Matt Covington (2); 3. Clint Garner (4); 4. Robbie Price (6); 5. Tom Lenz (3); 6. Matt Moro (5); 7. Dusty Ballenger (8); 8. Brad Comegys (7); 9. Nathan Mills (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.5: 1. Skylar Gee (2); 2. Dylan Peterson (1); 3. Christian Bowman (4); 4. Jon Agan (5); 5. Lee Grosz (3); 6. McKenna Haase (6); 7. Mitchell Alexander (7); 8. Brant O'Banion (8)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (4); 2. Jamie Ball (8); 3. Matt Moro (1); 4. Calvin Landis (3); 5. Seth Bergman (17); 6. Christian Bowman (2); 7. Matt Covington (13); 8. Ryan Giles (9); 9. Sawyer Phillips (10); 10. Skylar Gee (12); 11. Joe Beaver (11); 12. Robbie Price (7); 13. Dylan Peterson (16); 14. McKenna Haase (6); 15. Tyler Groenendyk (14); 16. Wade Nygaard (19); 17. Mitchell Alexander (20); 18. Nate Van Haaften (25); 19. Dusty Ballenger (22); 20. Brad Comegys (21); 21. Cody Wehrle (23); 22. Nathan Mills (26); 23. Lee Grosz (18); 24. Jon Agan (5); 25. Tom Lenz (15); 26. Brant O'Banion (24). Lap Leaders: Agan 1-7, Garner 8-18. Hard-charger: Bergman.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (3), 17.329; 2. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (1), 17.371; 3. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (2), 17.439; 4. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.536; 5. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (13), 17.700; 6. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (7), 17.787; 7. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (11), 18.000; 8. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (10), 18.318; 9. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (14), 18.513; 10. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (6), 18.802; 11. 50, Mike Ayers, St. Charles, IA (4), 18.860; 12. 48D, Dallas Mendenhall, Unionville, MO (17), 19.130; 13. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (5), 19.628; 14. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (15), 20.171; 15. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (12), NT; 16. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (16), NT; 17. DQ (Light at Scales) - 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (9).

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.3: 1. Joe Simbro (2); 2. Mike Mayberry (3); 3. Kelby Watt (4); 4. Jayce Jenkins (1); 5. Matthew Stelzer (6); 6. Mike Ayers (7); 7. Dan Henning (5) DNS – Kevin Hetrick, Jon Hughes

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.8: 1. Eric Bridger (2); 2. Ryan Leavitt (4); 3. Devin Kline (5); 4. Dallas Mendenhall (1); 5. Chase Young (3); 6. Casey Greubel (7); 7. Evan Epperson (6) DNS – Jeff Wilke

A Main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Devin Kline (4); 2. Kelby Watt (7); 3. Ryan Leavitt (8); 4. Jayce Jenkins (2); 5. Matthew Stelzer (10); 6. Evan Epperson (12); 7. Chase Young (1); 8. Mike Mayberry (5); 9. Joe Simbro (3); 10. Mike Ayers (14); 11. Dallas Mendenhall (9); 12. Casey Greubel (11); 13. Kevin Hetrick (15); 14. Dan Henning (13); 15. Eric Bridger (6) DNS – Jon Hughes, Jeff Wilke. Lap Leader: Kline 1-15. Hard-charger: Epperson.

 

 

Over 45 Cars Participate in Friday’s Practice at Knoxville!

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, April 20, 2018 – Over 45 cars participated in Friday's practice night at Knoxville. Quickest lap of the night unofficially went to Davey Heskin at 14.779 seconds. Calvin Landis led the led the 360's with a lap of 15.734 seconds. The 305’s were led unofficially by Kade Higday’s 16.511 seconds. The night was not without incident, Chase Wanner rolled over in turn one towards the end of the practice session.

Some of the participants...

410 (17) – 20 AJ Moeller, 09 Matt Juhl, 24 Terry McCarl, 85 Chase Wanner, 71A RJ Johnson, 55 Brooke Tatnell, 2KS Austin McCarl, 7w Tasker Phillips, 4 Dakota Hendrickson, 56N Davey Heskin, 7 Dustin Selvage, 9 Rager Phillips, 12 Lynton Jeffrey, 5J Jamie Ball, 49 Josh Schneiderman, 44 Chris Martin, 28 Scott Bogucki

360 (16) – 53 Joe Beaver, 2D Dusty Ballenger, 4 Jon Agan, 4J Lee Grosz, 55 McKenna Haase, 2m Matt Moro, 17 Tyler Groenendyk, 40c Cody Wehrle, 70 Calvin Landis, 24N Nathan Mills, 99 Skylar Gee, 21 Robbie Price, 15 Christian Bowman, 5J Jamie Ball, 76 Brad Comegys, 10 Ryan Leavitt

305 (14) – 33 Jayce Jenkins, 50 Michael Ayers, 67 Jon Hughes, 71 Brandon Worthington, 81E Eric Bridger, 1K Kelby Watt, 0 Mike Mayberry, 64c Casey Greubel, 48D Dallas Mendenhall, 99 Matthew Stelzer, 22 Ryan Leavitt, 5c Devin Kline, 24 Kade Higday, 26 Chase Young

Join us tomorrow night (Saturday, April 21) for the PellaMotors.com/Kraig Ford 65th Annual Season Opener! Hot laps are at 5:30! The 410, 360 and 305 sprint car classes will be featured! For more information on the Knoxville Raceway, visit us online at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

 

 

Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101 Season Nears!
Kerry Madsen took the Benjamins home after the 2017 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101 Season
(Bill W) April 4, 2018, Monroe, IA – One of the goals of the website www.OpenWheel101.com is to give back to drivers. We were able to do that last year, when we launched Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101. The goal was to have a title sponsor...we didn’t accomplish that...but we did have enough funds to pay champion, Kerry Madsen, and second place, Ian Madsen. Mark Dobmeier also received a $500 gift certificate from EMi.

In 2017, Hoseheads.com, The Cushion.com, Buckeye Threads and the Osky Challeges joined EMi as associate sponsors for the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101.

Hopefully, this year, we can raise the bar a little and pay more positions! Every penny of profit from advertising or donations towards this site went back to the drivers last year, and that will continue in 2018, so let’s raise some money! Contact me to find out how you can contribute and benefit sprint car racing here in the Midwest!

The schedule this year will run much the same as last. Knoxville Raceway and Jackson Motorplex will be the focus, with many other 410 shows within driving distance of the two being involved as well.

The first weekend has already been frozen out by Mother Nature! The MOWA event in Granite City, Illinois and the IRA/MOWA clash in West Burlington, Iowa have both been canceled. That makes the Jacksonville, Illinois World of Outlaws event Friday, April 13 the first up!

All non-Platinum World of Outlaws drivers are eligible. Last season, 158 drivers accumulated points, with 29 different winners in 59 events contested. Here was how 2017 wrapped up with feature wins in parentheses.

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)
2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)
4. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)
5. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)
6. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)
7. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 414 (1)
8. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 376
9. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 375 (3)
10. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 357 (3)
11. Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO, 353 (1)
12. Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 301 (1)
13. Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA, 274
14. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 273 (3)
15. Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 270 (1)
16. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 217
17. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 197
18. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 191
19. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 190 (1)
20. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 175 (2)

Tentative 2018 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com

Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO
Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO
Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, May 11 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA
Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA
Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, May 20 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA
Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Wed, May 30 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO
Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA
Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO
Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO
Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO
Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, July 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars
Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA
Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars
Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars
Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO
Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”
Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic
Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)
Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover”
Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO
Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest”
Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA
Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 1 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)
Sun, Sept 2 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)
Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial”
Sat, Sept 8 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial”
Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA
Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA
Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA
Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”
Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA
Fri, Oct 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Sat, Oct 6 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 20 – Dodge City (KS) Speedway WoO

 

 

 

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Shamrock Classic Results and Stories
10/10/18

Southern Illinois Center
DuQuoin, IL

Shamrock Classic

USAC National Midgets

45 cars

The event, promoted by Lauren Stewart, continues to gain momentum. Many efforts were made to involve youth and keep the crowd engaged during necessary down times for track prep. The building was as ventilated as possible with doors on both ends open throughout the night. For those pitting outside, it was decent weather for early March, but we could have done without the cool breeze.

Heat one (started): 1. Terry Babb 37 (1) 2. Tony Roney 1T (3) 3. CJ Leary 11A (2) 4. Justin Grant 17BC (4) 5. Jake Neuman 3N (7) 6. Thomas Meseraull 63 (5) 7. Glen Saville 37T (6) 8. Howard Moore 41 (8)

Heats were ten laps and used passing points to set up four Qualifiers that would follow. Bab led throughout. Meseraull was putting on a show, riding into fourth by lap two. He was collected when a third running Grant got a bit sideways (and kept going). Meseraull restarted at the tail, but it was too much to make up any ground. Leary shot by Grant on the last lap to grab third.

Heat two (started): 1. Kyle O’Gara 67F (1) 2. Zeb Wise 39BC (3) 3. Tyler Nelson 91 (8) 4. Zane Hendricks 27z (2) 5. Mark Chisholm 56x (5) 6. Kyle May 39 (7) 7. Joe B. Miller 51B (4) 8. Andy Bradley 49 (6)

Four car pileups on the first two tries at green slowed things down. O’Gara led the distance after that. Miller ran second with Wise third. Their battle was entertaining. Wise inched by on the white flag lap, and Miller would spin in turn one, ending his shot at a good run. Nelson was in the first tangle, but rebounded for third.

Heat three (started): 1. Brent Beauchamp 11 (1) 2. Gage Walker 7 (5) 3. Harli White 67K (7) 4. Dave Darland 68 (8) 5. Brayton Lynch 1K (2) 6. Josh Hawkins 80 (6) 7. Sam Johnson 72 (3) 8. Colten Cottle 37x (4)

Lynch got over the large infield berm early bringing caution. Beauchamp ran steadily up front for the distance. Walker jumped into second right away. Darland was collected by the Lynch spin, but would climb back to fourth. White ran a steady race in the Kunz midget and grabbed third on the restart for Lynch’s caution. Hawkins would tip over on lap three, and S. Johnson and Hawkins contacted on lap four, but the top four remained the same.

Heat four (started): 1. Ryan Robinson 71 (2) 2. Chad Boat 84 (7) 3. Tucker Klaasmeyer 27 (3) 4. Kevin Thomas Jr. 15 (4) 5. Daniel Robinson 57D (5) 6. Daniel Adler 50 (1) 7. Robert Bell 71.5 (6)

Adler led Klaasmeyer and Carrick early. Bell spun and exited on lap two. Carrick shot around his teammate Klaasmeyer on lap four for second. At that point, Boat emerged into the top four. Carrick would continue his charge, getting around Adler for the lead with three to go. Adler would got pitside, while Boat nipped by Klaasmeyer for second, becoming high-point driver in the heats.

Heat five (started): 1. Logan Seavey 67 (2) 2. Jerry Coons Jr. 25 (4) 3. Tyler Courtney 7BC (6) 4. Chris Andrews 95 (3) 5. Kory Schudy 28 (5) 6. Tony Lawrence 45 (1) DNS – Ryan Greth 4

Seavey led the distance. Coons move by Lawrence into second on lap two, and Courtney followed him into third. Lawrence and Andrews would tangle twice, but nothing changed up front.

Heat six (started): 1. Tyler Thomas 91T (2) 2. Tanner Carrick 71K (4) 3. Wesley Smith 44 (3) 4. Matt Moore 9 (5) 5. Ryan Hall 2 (6) 6. Spencer Bayston 97 (1) 7. Brady Bacon 76M (7)

T. Thomas led early over Bayston and Smith. Smith would use the low side to pass Bayston on lap two, and M. Moore would follow into third on lap three. Bacon was gaining on Bayston as well, when the two tangled and took themselves out of contention at the halfway point. Carrick would make the move of the race on the final lap, shooting from fourth to second.
Qualifier one (started, *Qualified for feature): 1. Beauchamp (3*) 2. Neuman (1) 3. R. Robinson (5*) 4. Carrick (4*) 5. Klaasmeyer (2) 6. Hall (7) 7. Boat (6) 8. Schudy (8) 9. Bayston (10) 10. S. Johnson (11) 11. Meseraull (9) DNS – Greth

12 lap Qualifiers ran the passing point system. Added to heat points, the top twelve drivers locked into the feature. The high-point drivers started sixth in the Qualifiers. Neuman led Beauchamp and R. Robinson early in this one. Meseraull was buried and got a bit sideways on lap four. Bayston spun to avoid and had to go to the rear, continuing his tough night. Meseraull would slow and collect Boat and Bayston, ending his night, and sending two fast cars to the back again. Beauchamp ran a steady race and got by Neuman with four to go to win it. Bayston was involved in yet another caution with S. Johnson late.

Qualifier two (started, *Qualified for feature): 1. Darland (3*) 2. Seavey (5*) 3. Bacon (9) 4. H. Moore (11) 5. Nelson (6*) 6. Courtney (4) 7. Hendricks (7) 8. May (8) 9. Grant (1) 10. Saville (10) 11. Smith (2)

Grant shot out from the pole early, ahead of teammate Courtney and Darland. The lead pair appeared gone until Grant spun, collecting Courtney. Both would have to restart at the tail, while Darland assumed the lead ahead of Seavey, Hendricks and Bacon, from ninth. Grant would tangle with Saville in turn one, while Hendricks had issues in turn three. Hendricks was working on a low side pass of Seavey at the time. Darland would lead the rest of the way and lock himself in the main. Seavey would be high-point man and start on the pole.

Qualifier three (started, *Qualified for feature): 1. Thomas Jr. (1*) 2. Leary (2) 3. T. Thomas (5*) 4. Roney (3) 5. Walker (6*) 6. Babb (4) 7. Miller (9) 8. Chisholm (7) 9. Lynch (8) 10. Bradley (10) DNS – Adler

Thomas Jr. led the distance over Leary. T. Thomas passed Roney for third on lap five. Bradley would flip after the checkers. He was unhurt and back for the B.

Qualifier four (started, *Qualified for feature): 1. M. Moore (2*) 2. Andrews (1) 3. Wise (3*) 4. Coons (5*) 5. D. Robinson (7) 6. Hawkins (8) 7. Bell (10) 8. O’Gara (4) 9. Lawrence (9) 10. White (6) 11. Cottle (11)

Andrews led M. Moore and Wise early. In the only non-stop event of the night, M. Moore would get by Andrews for the led at the halfway point.

B main one (started): 1. Leary (1) 2. Boat (2) 3. Neuman (3) 4. Babb (5) / 5. O’Gara (7) 6. H. Moore (4) 7. White (8) 8. Chisholm (10) 9. S. Johnson (14) 10. Miller (11) 11. Cottle (16) 12. Smith (13) 13. Klaasmeyer (6) 14. Bradley (15) 15. Lynch (12) 16. Bell (9) DNS – Adler

15-lap B’s took the top four to the A. Leary led the distance. Neuman was second until Boat shot by on lap eight. Babb rode in the fourth and final transfer the whole distance.

B main two (started): 1. Roney (1) 2. D. Robinson (5) 3. Bacon (2) 4. Hawkins (7) / 5. Courtney (4) 6. Grant (11) 7. Hall (6) 8. Saville (14) 9. May (10) 10. Bayston (12) 11. Meseraull (15) 12. Lawrence (13) 13. Hendricks (8) 14. Schudy (9) 15. Greth (16) 16. Andrews (3)

Andrews spun from inside row two on the first lap. Everyone missed him. Roney led D. Robinson, Bacon and Hawkins in mostly single-file racing around the bottom. Courtney made a pass for fourth on a restart with three to go, but a second caution negated that move and he ended up one spot out of a transfer.

A main (started): 1. Seavey (1) 2. Beauchamp (2) 3. Wise (9) 4. R. Robinson (4) 5. Grant (21, prov.) 6. Darland (3) 7. Boat (14) 8. Walker (8) 9. Babb (18) 10. D. Robinson (15) 11. Carrick (10) 12. Neuman (16) 13. M. Moore (5) 14. Bacon (17) 15. Thomas Jr. (11) 16. Bayston (20, prov.) 17. Coons (7) 18. Roney (13) 19. T. Thomas (22) 20. Nelson (6) 21. Hawkins (19) 22. Leary (12)

The $3,900 to win feature was 50 laps. T. Thomas brought a backup car and had to start tail. Bayston and Grant used provisionals to start. Seavey led R. Robinson and Beauchamp early. On lap three, contact from another car sent Neuman sideways, collecting Grant. Both would continue. The leaders entered lapped traffic on lap eight. On lap 15, Hawkins went over the turn three infield berm, bringing the first of what would be many cautions. Wise was soon in the top four, but a lap 22 caution for Leary negated a pass of Beauchamp for third. He would regain that spot on the next restart, but Beauchamp would battle back under him. On lap 28, Beauchamp snuck under R. Robinson for second, with Seavey cruising out front. Wise would follow him into third a lap later. The top four was set from there. Grant was causing a stir after starting on the tail, and grabbed fifth using a middle groove with seven to go. The win was a popular one as Seavey is searching for Rookie of the Year honors with USAC this year. Grant grabbed the $500 Hard-charger Award from Priority Aviation, and the Kevin Thomas Jr./Jerry Coons Jr. cars received “Best Appearing” Awards.

 

 

Over $250,000 in Cash and Contingencies Handed Out at Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup Series Banquet!
by Bill Wright

November 18, 2017 – Over $250,000 in cash and contingencies were handed out Saturday night, November 18 at the 2017 Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup Series Banquet! The event, held at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa played host to over 600 attendees. Tony Bokhoven and Kris Krug presided as Masters of Ceremonies.

The contingency package was headlined by a giveaway of seven chassis. Each owner in all three sprint car classes was awarded a contingency (see prize list with winners below). The Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) again will provide insurance for all 2017 Knoxville point eligible drivers next season for wherever they may race. In addition, each driver qualifying for points will receive a $500,000 STIDA insurance policy, a gift certificate to Simpson Racing Products and a Gary Isom Safety Solutions driveline block.

After dinner, Promoter John McCoy and new Marketing Director Kendra Jacobs addressed the attendees. In addition to the thanks doled out to those who make Knoxville Raceway what it is, both expressed their excitement for the 2017 season and beyond. An emotional video dedicated to late promoter, Ralph Capitani, was played.

They also relayed the excitement generated from a 5% rise in attendance last season, as well as a record crowd at the 27th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. The 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores was the best attended event since the 50th edition in 2010.

Drivers and owners outside of the top five in each of the three respective classes received their accolades.

The “Jr. Fan Club Drivers of the Year” were announced. Josh Schneiderman (410), McKenna Haase (360) and Ryan Leavitt (305) won in each class. Haase’s win was her fourth in a row. The three Allison family children were honored as the “Jr. Fan Club Fan of the Year”.

Mary Doyle and Spud Relsinger were named the honorees of the “Knoxville Raceway Fans of the Year” Award.

The "Lyle Boyd Hard Charger Award" awards the drivers who passed the most cars in A main events this season. Tyler Glass received the award in the 305 class, with Chris Morgan (360) and Davey Heskin (410) receiving the award in their respective classes.

RJ Johnson was named the “Sportsman of the Year” in the 410 class, while Tyler Groenendyk picked up the honor in the 360 class. Chris Walraven, won the award in the 305 class.

Bob Baker, the Executive Director of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, presented the “Heritage Award” to Knoxville Raceway track preparer, Chris Dunkin. Baker also announced the Award will now be presented in honor of Ralph “Cappy” Capitani. The new Bryan Clauson Suite Tower construction was also discussed.

Eric Bridger (305) Devin Kline (360), and Matt Juhl (410) were named “Rookie of the Year” in their respective classes.

“Owner/Team of the Year” Awards went out to the Dwight and Eric Bridger #81E (305), the Matt Moro #2m (360) and the KCP Racing #18 (410).

The big hardware went out last to the top five drivers in the Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series point standings. In the 305 class, Kelby Watt (5th), Ryan Leavitt (4th), Kade Higday (3rd), Chris Walraven (2nd) and Eric Bridger (champion) were honored.

In the 360 class, Calvin Landis (5th), Jamie Ball (4th), Ryan Giles (3rd), Clint Garner (2nd) and Matt Moro (champion) were honored. It was Moro’s second 360 track title. His first came in 2008.

In the 410 class, Terry McCarl (5th), Brooke Tatnell (4th), Austin McCarl (3rd), Brian Brown (2nd) and Ian Madsen (champion) were honored. For Madsen, it was his second championship, with his first title having come in 2014..

Contingency Winners by Draw (presented to owners)…

305 Class:

EMi Chassis: Matthew Stelzer
Vortex Wings: Joe Simbro, Brandon Worthington, Ryan Leavitt, Jon Hughes, Kelby Watt, Tyler Glass, Chris Walraven
HRP Wing: Rob Kubli, Kade Higday, Eric Bridger, Kevin Hetrick, Brad Comegys
Front and Rear Dirt Wheels: Mike Mayberry
Winters Front End Kit: Casey Greubel

360 Class:

Maxim Chassis: Troy Manteufel
J&J Chassis: Alan Zoutte
Vortex Wing: Chris Martin, Ryan Giles, White Lightning Motorsports, Clint Garner, Rob Weuve

Winters Rear-end: Tyler Groenendyk, Chris Morgan, Mitchell Alexander

Waterman Fuel Pump/VSE Shock Kit: John Anderson

Winters Rear-end/FSR Radiator: Tom Lenz

Front and Rear Dirt Wheels: Clint Garner, Sawyer Phillips, Nate Van Haaften

Winters Front-end Kit/FSR Radiator: Christian Bowman, Ricky Montgomery, Calvin Landis

VSE Shock Kit: White Lightning Motorsports, Matt Moro

Sweet Steering: McKenna Haase

Winters Front-end Kit: Joe Beaver

410 Class:

EMi Chassis: Brooke Tatnell
Maxim Chassis: Terry McCarl, AJ Moeller
J&J Chassis: Austin McCarl
Sweet Steering: Lynton Jeffrey

Vortex Wing/BMRS Line Kit: Matt Juhl, Josh Schneiderman

Winters Rear-end: Bobby Mincer, Davey Heskin, Dustin Selvage

Vortex Wing/Swindell Bleeder Kit: RJ Johnson, Dakota Hendrickson, Rager Phillips

Vortex Wing/Waterman Fuel Pump: Bob Weuve

VSE Shock Kit/Astro Titanium Bolt Kit: Brian Brown

All Pro Cylinder Heads: Tasker Phillips

Vortex Wing/Astro Titanium Bolt Kit: Ian Madsen

 

 

10/20/17

Lakeside Speedway

Kansas City, KS

WoO

36 cars

Jason Johnson (27th car out to time) set quick time on the 4/10-mile at 13.966 seconds. Kerry Madsen (22nd car out) was second quick, followed by Brian Brown (18th), Sheldon Haudenschild (28th), Shane Stewart (21st), Jac Haudenschild (12th), Brent Marks (32nd), Daryn Pittman (16th), Brad Sweet (2nd) and Dusty Zomer (35th). Curtis Evans was DQed after not slowing for the caution during his session.

Heat one (started): 1. S. Stewart 2 (2) 2. J. Johnson 41 (1) 3. Sweet 49 (3) 4. Brady Bacon 99 (4) 5. Ian Madsen 18 (5) / 6. Clyde Knipp 13 (6) 7. Hunter Schuerenberg 20N (7) 8. Ryan Bickett 17B (8) 9. Riley Kreisel 90 (9)

8-lap heats took the top five to the feature and the top two to the Dash. S. Stewart slid in front of J. Johnson in turn three on lap one and held on to win a mostly single-file affair. The top groove was dominant and already approaching the wall.

Heat two (started): 1. K. Madsen 2m (1) 2. J. Haudenschild (2) 3. Zomer 82 (3) 4. Tony Stewart 14 (5) 5. Brooke Tatnell 55 (8) / 6. Jeremy Schultz 5J (4) 7. Jordan Goldesberry 65 (7) 8. Wyatt Burks 11w (9) 9. Logan Schuchart 1s (6)

Schuchart slowed to a stop before a lap was complete and retired. A good battle between K. Madsen and J. Haudenschild for the lead went to the Aussie and he cruised to the win. After a disappointing qualifying effort, Tatnell came from outside row four to grab the final transfer from Schultz on lap five.

Heat three (started): 1. Brown 21 (1) 2. Marks 19 (2) 3. David Gravel 5 (3) 4. Kraig Kinser 11K (5) 5. Sammy Swindell 3 (4) / 6. Parker Price-Miller 4 (6) 7. Greg Wilson w20 (7) 8. Taylor Walton 13x (8) DNS – Danny Thoman 27

Thoman lost an engine in qualifying and scratched for the night. Price-Miller was penalized a row for jumping and restarted eighth. Marks led Brown and Gravel early. K. Kinser slowed a bit on the second lap and the caution was thrown. Since he picked it back up, he got his spot back. Marks chose the inside line on the restart over Brown, Gravel, Kinser and Swindell. While Brown surged to the front, Wilson slipped by Swindell into fifth. On lap five, Swindell would surge from seventh to fifth and grab the final transfer. Up front, Brown pulled away for the win.

Heat four (started): 1. S. Haudenschild 93 (1) 2. Pittman 9 (2) 3. Donny Schatz 15 (3) 4. Jason Sides 7s (6) 5. Lynton Jeffrey 12 (4) / 6. Jacob Allen 1a (5) 7. RJ Johnson 71A (7) 8. Curtis Evans 1P (9) 9. Joe B. Miller 51B (8)

S. Haudenschild looked strong in leading the distance. Pittman and Schatz had a good duel for the second Dash spot early in the heat.

Dash (started): 1. Brown (3) 2. S. Stewart (1) 3. S. Haudenschild (4) 4. J. Haudenschild (6) 5. K. Madsen (2) 6. J. Johnson (5) 7. Pittman (8) 8. Marks (7)

A push truck ran over J. Haudesnchild and he was given time to make repairs. Stewart led Brown and J. Haudenschild early. Brown would surge to the front and pull away on the second lap, earning the pole of the feature.

B main (started): 1. Schuchart (4) 2. Schuerenberg (6) 3. Price-Miller (5) 4. Allen (2) / 5. Knipp (3) 6. RJ Johnson (9) 7. Wilson (8) 8. Bickett (10) 9. Goldesberry (7) 10. Kreisel (13) 11. Miller (12) 12. Walton (11) 13. Burks (14) 14. Evans (15) 15. Schultz (1) DNS – Thoman

Schultz led the 12-lapper early over Schuchart, Allen and Knipp. Schuerenberg had things rolling through the middle and worked by Knipp for the fourth and final transfer on lap four. A lap later, the leader, Schultz flipped in turn three. Schuchart assumed the lead and took the outside on the double-file restart ahead of Allen, Schuerenberg, Price-Miller, Knipp and RJ Johnson. Schuerenberg would go around Allen for second when the green fell, with Price-Miller in tow.

A main (started): 1. Brown (1) 2. S. Haudenschild (4) 3. Schatz (12) 4. J. Johnson (6) 5. K. Madsen (5) 6. S. Stewart (2) 7. Gravel (11) 8. Sweet (9) 9. Pittman (7) 10. Schuchart (21) 11. I. Madsen (17) 12. Marks (8) 13. Bacon (13) 14. J. Haudenschild (3) 15. Sides (16) 16. Kinser (15) 17. Schuerenberg (22) 18. Zomer (10) 19. Price-Miller (23) 20. Wilson (25, prov.) 21. Tatnell (18) 22. Swindell (19) 23. T. Stewart (14) 24. Jeffrey (20) 25. Allen (24) 26. Knipp (26, prov.)

Brown led J. Haudenschild and Stewart early in the 30-lapper. K. Madsen was on the prowl and would take third on lap two. The leaders entered lapped traffic on lap seven. K. Madsen took off, grabbing second from J. Haudenschild on lap six, and slid in front of Brown for the lead on lap eight. He would check out on the field, dicing in and out of traffic. Meanwhile, S. Haudenschild battled his Dad for the third spot, taking it on lap ten. He would then trade second with Brown in another good battle that would eventually see Brown prevail. K. Madsen had opened up a half lap lead by lap 14. J. Haudenschild would work back by S. Haudenschild for third, with Brown right there in his sights. Disaster would strike K. Madsen 20 laps in, when he blew his right rear. He had lapped up to eleventh place, and restarted 12th. Brown assumed the lead and kept it the final ten laps. J. Haudenschild restarted second, but went backwards after that. Schatz would surge from fourth to second on the restart, but S. Haudenschild would reclaim second on lap 22. K. Madsen would climb back to finish in the top five. Schuchart was the hard-charger.

 

 

Ten Points Separate Madsen’s with Four Events Remaining for Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by Open Wheel 101!

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(Bill W) October 9, 2017 – Just ten points separate Kerry and Ian Madsen in the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com as the series heads into its final four races. Recent winners with the series have included Bill Balog and Dusty Zomer with the IRA, Brooke Tatnell at the Bill Waite Jr. Memorial in LaSalle, Illinois, Hunter Schuerenberg at the Queen’s Royale in Farmington, Missouri and Carson Macedo with the IRA and MOWA in Fairbury, Illinois.

The MOWA series will be back in action for a two-night event this weekend at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois, while the last two events on the schedule will be World of Outlaws showdowns at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas on October 20 and Salina Highbanks Speedway in Oklahoma on Saturday, October 21.

The Midwest Thunder schedule has seen 28 different winners in the 57 events contested. The top ten (excluding Platinum WoO drivers) in the standings see Kerry Madsen leading over Ian Madsen, Brian Brown, Brooke Tatnell, Terry McCarl, Tim Kaeding, Mark Dobmeier, Austin McCarl, Bill Balog and Brad Loyet.

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Next Up!

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

Current Point Standings (Through 10/7/17) (Includes all drivers)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1011 (4)

Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1001 (7)

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 725 (6)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 710 (5)

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 709 (2)

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)

Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 479 (2)

David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 463 (3)

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 414 (1)

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 397 (1)

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 376

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 375 (3)

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 365 (2)

Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO, 349 (1)

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 316 (3)

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 301 (1)

Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA, 274

Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 270 (1)

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 230 (1)

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 215

Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 209

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 191

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 190 (1)

Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 175 (2)

Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 175 (2)

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 173

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 172

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 169

Jason Sides,Bartlett, TN, 166

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 148

Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH, 144 (1)

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 143

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 142

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 138 (1)

Jim Moughan Jr., Springfield, IL, 137

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 132

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 131

Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 130

Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 126 (1)

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 114

Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 110

Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 103

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 103

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 100

Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 98

Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA, 97 (1)

Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 91

Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 88 (1)

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 88

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 88

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 80

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 80

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 79

Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 78
Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 78

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 74

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 72

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 72

Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 72

AJ Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 70

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 68

Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 68

Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA, 65

Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 64 (1)

Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 63

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 60

Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 56

Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 48

Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 46

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 46

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 46

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 46

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 42

Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 41

Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 41

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 40

Carson Short, Marion, IL, 40

Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 39

Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA, 38

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 36

Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 35

Joey Montgomery, Fredericktown, MO, 35

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 34

Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 32

Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 32

Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 32

Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 30

Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 28

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 26

Jeff Wurst, Bonne Terre, MO, 25

Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 24

Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA, 22

Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA, 20

James McFadden, Alice Springs, NT, Aust., 20

Trey Datweiler, Herscher, IL, 20

Scott Bogucki, McLaren, SA, Aust., 18

Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 18

Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 18

Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 18

Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 18

Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 18

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 18

Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI, 18

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 18

Kory Bales, Fredericktown, MO, 18

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 16

Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA, 16

Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN, 16

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 16

Christopher Bell, Norman, OK, 14

Clyde Knipp, California, MO, 14

Dustin Adams, Crystal City, MO, 14

Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 12

Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 12

Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 12

Max McGhee, Camby, IN, 12

Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA, 10

Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 10

CJ Leary, Greenfield, IN, 10

Dennis Spitz, Lewisburg, KY, 10

Eric Schulz, Sioux Falls, SD, 8

Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 8

John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 8

Patrick Budde, Bartelso, IL, 8

Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Caleb Armstrong, New Castle, IN, 6

Bill Boles, Harris, IA, 6

AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 6

Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 6

Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 6

Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 6

George Crawford, Springfield, IL, 6

Michael Decker, Silver Lake, WI, 6

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA, 4

Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA, 4

Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 4

Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 4

Dean Brown, Springfield, MN, 4

Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL, 4

Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH, 4

Dennis Spitz, Lewisburg, KY, 4

Jim Fifield, Hewitt, IL, 4

Matt Vandervere, Zion, IL, 2

Max Stambaugh, Lima, OH, 2

John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, SD, 2

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 2

Trevor Serbus, Olivia, MN, 2

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 2

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2

Heikkenen Patrick, Eveleth, MN, 2

Tentative Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com (Winners)

Fri, April 7 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO)
Sat, April 8 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, April 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Sat, April 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, April 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Fri, May 5 – Missouri State Fair Speedway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, May 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, May 12 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, May 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Sun, May 21 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA (Rain)
Fri, May 26 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Thur, June 1 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, June 2 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, June 3 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Thur, June 8 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, June 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sun, June 11 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars (Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH)
Tue, June 13 – Eagle Raceway (NE) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, June 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, June 17 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD)
Sat, June 17 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Rain)
Tue, June 20 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, June 23 – West Liberty (IA) Speedway WoO (Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK)
Fri, June 23 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH)
Sat, June 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO)
Tue, June 27 – The Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Thur, June 29 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO (Rain)
Fri, June 30 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA)
Sat, July 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Thur, July 6 - Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO (Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN)
Fri, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, July 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, July 14 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA)

Sat, July 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND)
Sat, July 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Wed, July 26 – Peoria Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rain)
Thur, July 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rain)
Fri, July 28 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Fri, July 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, July 29 – Macon Speedway (IL) MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Fri, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK)
Sat, Aug 5 – I-55 Raceway “Ironman 55” (MO) WoO (Rain)
Sun, Aug 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Mon, Aug 7 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge (Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK)
Wed, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Thur, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only) (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)
Sat, Aug 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, Aug 18 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, Aug 19 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)

Sat, Aug 19 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Rain)

Sun, Aug 20 – Nodak Speedway (ND) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, Aug 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Thurs, Aug 30 – Peoria Speedway (IL) MOWA (Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL)
Fri, Sept 1 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Rain)

Fri, Sept 1 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Sept 2 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, Sept 8 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, Sept 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL)
Sat, Sept 9 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) Jerry Richert Memorial (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, Sept 9 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) Tom Knowles Memorial (Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO)

Wed, Sept 13 – Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, Sept 15 – Clay County Fair Speedway (IA) IRA (Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD)
Sat, Sept 16 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA (Rain)

Sun, Sept 24 – LaSalle Speedway (IL) Bill Waite Jr. Memorial IRA/MOWA (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, Sept 30 – St. Francois County Raceway (MO) Queen’s Royale (Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO)
Fri, Oct 6 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA/IRA (Rain)
Sat, Oct 7 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA/IRA (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA)
Fri, Oct 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Oct 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, Oct 20 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 21 – Salina Highbanks Speedway (OK) WoO

Point System

The top fifteen finishers in the feature event each night receive points:

Winner - 50 2. 40 3. 35 4. 30 5. 25 6. 20 7. 18 8. 16 9. 14 10. 12 11. 10 12. 8 13. 6 14. 4 15. 2

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