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The 2006 Knoxville Showdown for 410 Supremacy!

(Bill W) September 3, 2021, Monroe, IA – It was the most exciting night of racing this year at Knoxville Raceway last Saturday, with track titles in two classes coming down to three drivers. Davey Heskin edged out Brian Brown for 410 honors by a mere 15 points after charging forward from row seven and finishing fourth, while Justin Henderson suffered heartbreak. Ryan Giles was cruising in the 360 class before going up in smoke. Clint Garner entered the night third in points, but emerged victorious for his ninth title, just 17 markers ahead of Jamie Ball.

We don’t have to go back too far to see an even closer battle. Fifteen years ago, Billy Alley and Brian Brown had to wait until October to settle their duel. In the end, the championship was Alley’s, just five points over Brown. The complete story published in FlatOut back in 2006 is below, and may bring back some memories.

Also this past weekend, Jack Dover earned his first ever 410 main event win. That win came at Huset’s. Gio Scelzi leads the Midwest Thunder Sprint Series presented by OpenWheel101.com standings, ahed of Brown, Henderson, Austin McCarl and Kerry Madsen. Ayrton Gennetten, who picked up his third 410 win of the season Friday at Granite City, Parker Price-Miller, Rico Abreu, Carson McCarl and Matt Juhl round out the top ten.

This week’s point races are dominated by the IRA, though Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois will run on Friday as well. The IRA hits Dodge County, Plymouth and 141 Speedway in Wisconsin.

If you haven’t donated to the points’ fund yet, it’s a good time to do so. We’d like to pay down as many spots as we can in the final standings!

If you love 410’s in the Midwest, donate to the point fund today! 100% of contributions go to the drivers, and the more contributions we receive, the more we can pay out.

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Up Next…

Fri, Sept 3 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

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

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

Sun, Sept 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

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

1. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 1229 (1)

2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 1049 (7)

3. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 881 (6)

4. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 803 (6)

5. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 760 (5)

6. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 688 (3)

7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 588 (1)

8. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 563 (1)

9. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 536

10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 511

11. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 489

12. Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 463

13. Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 439 (1)

14. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 430 (4)

15. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 397

16. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 380

17. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 376

18. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 371

19. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 366

20. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 340 (2)

21. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 304

22. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 297

23. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 276 (1)

24. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 272

25. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 269 (1)

26. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 261 (1)

27. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 247

28. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 241

(tie) Noah Gass, Mounds, OK, 241

30. Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 236

31. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 228 (1)

32. Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 224

33. Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL, 222 (1)

34. Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust., 212 (1)

35. Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 207

36. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 205

37. Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 197

38. Cap Henry, Republic, OH, 196 (1)

(tie) Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 196

40. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 190

41. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 189 (1)

42. Joe B. Miller, Millerstown, MO, 163

43. Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN, 161 (1)

44. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 160

45. Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 158

46. Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 152

47. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 148

48. Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 147

49. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 139

50. Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 134

51. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 129

52. Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK, 120

53. Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 117

(tie) Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO, 117

55. Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 116

(tie) Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 116

57. Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 115

58. Andy Bishop, Harrisburg, IL, 113

59. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 112

60. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 109

(tie) Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 109

62. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 106 (1)

63. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 104

(tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 104

65. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 103

66. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE, 101

67. Zach Hampton, Mooresville, IN, 100

(tie) Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 100

(tie) Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 100

70. Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 97

71. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 93

72. Brant O’Banion, Parker, SD, 92

73. Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO, 90

74. Chris Windom, Canton, IL, 88

75. Christopher Bell, Norman, OK, 85 (1)

76. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 81

(tie) Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE, 81

78. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 80

79. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 76

80. Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 75

(tie) Joey Moughan, Sprngfield, IL, 75

82. Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ, 72

83. Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 68

(tie) Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE 68

85. Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA, 66

86. DJ Netto, Hanford, CA, 65

87. Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 64 (1)

88. Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 63

89. Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO, 60

(tie) Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 60

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 60

92. Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 58

93. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 57

94. Gregg Bakker, Sioux Falls, SD, 56

(tie) Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 56

(tie) Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 56

97. Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 54

98. Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 52

99. Cody Hansen, Nunda, SD, 50

(tie) AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 50

(tie) Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 50

102. Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 46

(tie) Colin Smith, Sheldon, IA, 46

104. Garet Williamson, Columbia, MO, 42

(tie) Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 42

106. Reed Allex, St. Cloud, MN, 41

107. Nick Ranten, East Grand Forks, ND, 40

108. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 38

(tie) Jack Berger, Lake Elmo, MN, 38

(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 38

(tie) Chuck McGillivray, Madison, SD, 38

112. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 37

113. Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 34

(tie) Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA, 34

(tie) Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 34

(tie) Zach Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 34

117. Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 33

118. Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 30

119. Greg Nikitenko, Minot, ND, 28

120. Eric Lutz, Sioux Falls, SD, 26

(tie) Caden Englehart, Terre Haute, IN, 26

(tie) Luke Verardi, Taylorville, IL, 26

(tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 26

(tie) Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, SD, 26

125. Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 25

126. Austin Archdale, Brimfield, IL, 24

127. Alex Schriever, Sioux Falls, SD, 22

(tie) Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA, 22

(tie) Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 22

(tie) Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 22

131. Ben Brown, Marshall, MO, 20

(tie) Clyde Knipp, California, MO, 20

(tie) Brinton Marvel, Pittsboro, IN, 20

(tie) Tanner Holmes, Jacksonville, OR, 20

(tie) Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 20

(tie) Nick Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 20

137. Zach Patterson, Yukon, OK, 18

(tie) McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA, 18

(tie) Jordan Paulsen, Trevor, WI, 18

(tie) Ryan Bowers, Nowthen, MN, 18

(tie) John Carney II, El Paso, TX, 18

(tie) Jessie Attard, Landilo, NSW, Aust., 18

143. Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 16

(tie) Jordan Graham, Grand Forks, ND, 16

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 16

(tie) Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16

(tie) Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 16

148. Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH, 14

(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 14

(tie) Lachlan McHugh, Gold Coast, QLD, Aust., 14

(tie) Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 14

(tie) Paul Haley, Springfield, IL, 14

(tie) Sammy Swindell, Lakeland, TN, 14

(tie) Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can., 14

155. Blake Egeland, Climax, MN, 12

(tie) Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 12

(tie) Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD, 12

(tie) Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 12

(tie) Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD, 12

(tie) Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 12

(tie) Will Armitage, Athens, IL, 12

162. Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN, 10

(tie) Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA, 10

(tie) Terry Babb, Lincoln, IL, 10

(tie) Paul May, Terre Haute, IN, 10

(tie) Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 10

(tie) Derek Hagar, Marion, AR, 10

(tie) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 10

(tie) Tim Haddy, Waupun, WI, 10

(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 10

(tie) Aaron Rixmann, Coulterville, IL, 10

(tie) Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 10

173. Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 8

(tie) Noah Samuel, Burlington, IA, 8

(tie) Matt Rechek, Beaver Dam, WI, 8

(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 8

177. Shane Roemeling, Grand Forks, ND, 6

(tie) Danny Schlafer, Gibson, WI, 6

(tie) TJ Stutts, Liverpool, PA, 6

(tie) Brady Parmeley, Cadet, MO, 6

181. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 4

(tie) Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE, 4

(tie) Mike Wagner, Liverpool, PA, 4

(tie) Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 4

(tie) Ty Hanten, West Fargo, ND, 4

(tie) Lincoln Drewis, Tripoli, IA, 4

187. Austin Miller, Lacona, IA, 2

(tie) Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI, 2

(tie) Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA, 2

(tie) Harli White, Lindsay, OK, 2

Platinum WoO Member Wins

11, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA

6, David Gravel, Watertown, CT

4, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH

3, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND

2, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA

1, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA

1, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sat, May 22 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) x2 (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO x2)

Sun, May 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)

Sat, May 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sun, May 30 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Mon, May 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)

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

Fri, June 4 – Lee County Speedway (IA) MOWA (Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO)

Fri, June 4 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) All Stars/IRA (Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN)

Sat, June 5 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA)

Sat, June 5 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)

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

Sun, June 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)

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

Sun, June 6 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Fri, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA)

Fri, June 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK)

Sat, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA)

Sun, June 13 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Thur, June 17 – 34 Raceway (IA) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, June 18 – Dubuque Speedway (IA) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, June 19 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Sat, June 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)

Sun, June 20 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Mon, June 21 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)

Tue, June 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)

Thur, June 24 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Fri, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Sat, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO Jackson Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)

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

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

Fri, July 2 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sat, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)

Sat, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sun, July 11 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)

Sat, July 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)

Sun, July 18 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)

Fri, July 23 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) All Stars (Cap Henry, Republic, OH)

Fri, July 23 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA)

Sat, July 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, July 24 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) All Stars (Christopher Bell, Norman, OK)

Sun, July 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sun, July 25 – Humboldt Speedway (KS) All Stars (Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN)

Tue, July 27 – I-70 Speedway (MO) All Stars (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Thur, July 29 – Missouri State Fair Speedway All Stars (Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN)

Fri, July 30 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Fri, July 30 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN)

Sat, July 31 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) All Stars (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Sun, Aug 1 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl (Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND)

Fri, Aug 6 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)

Sat, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)

Sun, Aug 8 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Capitani Classic (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)

Mon, Aug 9 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Wed, Aug 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)

Thur, Aug 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Fri, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)

Sat, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Sun, Aug 15 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Marcus Dumesny, Sidney, NSW, Aust.)

Fri, Aug 20 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) MOWA (Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL)

Sat, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) IRA (Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL)

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

Sun, Aug 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)

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

Wed, Aug 25 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, Aug 27 – I-80 Speedway (NE) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Fri, Aug 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO)

Sat, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sun, Aug 29 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Jack Dover, Springfield, NE)

Fri, Sept 3 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

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

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

Sun, Sept 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 10 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Sept 10 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) IRA

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

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

Fri, Sept 17 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

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

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

Sat, Sept 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

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

Sun, Sept 26 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, Oct 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Oct 22 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

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

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

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

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

9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 402

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 2006 Knoxville Showdown for 410 Supremacy

by Bill Wright

2006 was a year to remember at Knoxville. Momentum was gaining at the end of 2005 in the form of two young, exciting and talented drivers who had followed similar paths, Billy Alley and Brian Brown. The two had one goal in mind, the track championship, and each had the other in their crosshairs. They had both started with family teams, but were now hired guns. This is the tale of their season-long showdown and the closest season finish in Knoxville 410 history…

The Players

Billy Alley

“Rock and Roll” Billy Alley’s trademark motto “WFO” (Wide *&!$# Open) says it all. Alley has never seen a gas pedal he doesn’t like. The magnetic 23 year old wears his emotions on his sleeve, is not afraid to let fly what is on his mind, and slams the nearest cushion with the same abandon. Working concrete during the week with the family business, Alley dreams of someday doing this for a living. Support comes from wife Aislynne, parents Stewart and Susette, as well as sister Bobbi Jo.

At age 19, Alley exploded on the sprint car scene, winning the Eagle Raceway (NE) 360 track championship and National 360 Rookie of the Year honors in 2002, his first full year in a sprint car. The next year, Knoxville awaited, and another title was won in the 360 ranks, led by a sweep on Twin Features night. The year saw steady improvement for the Lincoln, Nebraska native, and helped to add to his reputation as a hard-charger, with a youthful exuberance welcomed in the sport.

Racing in New Zealand that off-season, Alley registered his first 410 win, finding himself paired with Indy car and sometimes sprint car wildcard, PJ Chesson. What a pair! It was an experience that Alley said, “aged me about five years.” “When I grew up in Nebraska, I wasn’t raised a sheltered kid, but it seemed that way when I met up with PJ Chesson!”

The whirlwind tour also found him on a boat with AC/DC drummer and sprint car fan, Phil Rudd, who took Billy deep-sea fishing in the South Pacific. “Me and PJ were signing autographs…a lot of people had come and gone, and this long haired, hippie guy walks up and tells us he’d like to take us fishin’ in his boat. We looked at each other, and tried to talk our way out of it. And he says, by the way, my name is Phil Rudd, drummer for AC/DC, and our jaws dropped. The next day, he had a cooler of beer, good food and we fished all day on his yacht. We caught all kinds of weird lookin’ fish. Too much beer made me seasick, and it was no fun from there on out! I was lookin’ for land.”

In 2004, the jump to 410 racing was made, with impressive results. Though he finished 7th in the standings, failing to come home with a feature win in that class and landing on his lid on more than one occasion, he was named the National 410 Rookie of the Year, and is joined on the list by Kevin Swindell as the only drivers to garner that honor in both the 360 and 410 ranks. That year also marked the first of two consecutive Knoxville 360 Nationals wins, a feat matched only one other time, by Garry Lee Maier.

Veteran car owner, Court Grandstaff, tabbed the young driver as the pilot of his famous Trop Artic 66 for the 2005 campaign. The marriage was short-lived, and Alley was back in the familiar #22 of parents, Stewart and Susette Alley. “I wish I could do that all over again. Everything was new to me, the tracks we went to, everything was new. It got my confidence down, but it was a great learning experience.”

Although missing a handful of shows at Knoxville, Alley was able to finish 6th in the final point standings and registered his first Knoxville 410 win on Season Championship night. A 360 ASCS Midwest championship was also attained after teaming with Nebraska car owner, Mark Burch. Mixing in 360 shows has kept Alley sharp in his young career.

After another successful season in New Zealand, Alley was primed for a 2006 Knoxville championship, and had hooked up with a new team.

Brian Brown

Grain Valley, Missouri’s, “Blackjack” Brian Brown, has been around racing his entire life and has always dreamed of a Knoxville title. At the age of 27, Brown has made a name for himself, emerging from the shadow of his uncle, seven-time Knoxville track champion, Danny Lasoski. Brown oozes charisma, and wins fans over with his determination on the racetrack and off. Contrary to many opinions of him, nothing has been handed to him, though the advice and help he has received, and all the time he has spent with his grandfather, George Lasoski, whom Brian calls “the only ‘one constant’ figure in his racing life”, has prepared him well. He has tremendous support from his father, and especially his mother and girlfriend Heather, who are there every race, cheering him on.

Being a crewmember on his uncle’s team prepared him both mentally and mechanically for what would come. His career would start in George’s 360 machine, where he garnered both the championship and Rookie of the Year honors in the Winged Outlaw Warriors (WOW) series in 2000. A foreshadowing of things to come came in his first career Knoxville appearance that year. With the best in the 360 business (and some from the 410 ranks as well), Brown came home 4th in the finale.

In 2001, hope sprung eternal, and the 410 class at Knoxville seemed to be a natural transition for the team. Those hopes were shattered on the very first lap of warm-ups on opening night, when the only motor the team had blew sky high. Things were pieced together, and a handful of starts were made with little success. Brown came back in 360 action, winning three times with WOW and garnering a 13th place finish in the 360 Nationals.

The 360 successes, and lack of 410 finances saw Brown tackle Knoxville’s minor class with reckless abandon in 2002. Scoring six wins, including five in a row, he dominated the 360 title at Knoxville in his grandfather’s mount.

2002 successes turned into a call from Lonny Parsons, owner of the Casey’s #6 machine based in Des Moines. Parsons was returning from the road and racing weekly at Knoxville in 2003, and it seemed like a good fit for Brown. The season was an up and down one, but Brown tasted 410 victory at Knoxville for the first time. Despite the tough competition, they were seventh in the Knoxville standings and hit several World of Outlaw stops, including a fourth place finish at Hollywood Hills (NM). The decision was made to hit the road with the WoO in 2004.

A significant shoulder injury early in the season affected him, and despite improving finishes, Brown hit rock bottom when Parsons pulled the plug on him after the Eldora show in June, tabbing Tim Shaffer as his replacement. Brian calls it the best thing that ever happened to him. A couple of days later, he talked to his grandfather George, “He told me I had a couple options, A. I could sit around and feel sorry for myself. B. I could get a real job, or C. I could stick with it and prove that I’m a racer. I chose C. It perked my ears up that everything isn’t ‘for sure’. If anything it made me work harder, and then, I got a second chance.”

In May, Brown had teamed up with Terry, Tim and Gina Doogs in their #21 machine for a WOW show at Sedalia. The team won, and the two entities hit it off. They hooked up again in July for a Sedalia win. After one Knoxville start in the Carnahan #R19 (a 4th place finish), Brian made the trip north with the Doogs team in August. Brown had qualified Bobby Mincer’s car for the 360 Nationals B main, but opted to switch to the Doogs machine, and he won. A charge to 8th in the main event was a sign of things to come. A 410 motor was leased for the Knoxville Nationals, with Brown missing the Championship race by one spot after starting in the seventh row. The team was established.

The 2005 season saw Brown run a strong fourth in the final 410 standings at Knoxville, grabbing two wins along the way. Nine wins were added in regional 360 action, cementing the team as a contender wherever they went.

Brown raced in Australia last off-season for the first time with a legitimate race team, owned by Robin Dawkins. “We won a few, and we were really consistent. It got me prepared mentally and physically for 2006. Coming into the season I felt the best with my sharpness and mental-wise that I ever have coming in, and I think our results have shown that.”

Brown has worked hard, paid his dues and going into 2006 was entering his second full season with a solid team that he gives all the credit for his current successes to. “If not for Tim, Gina and Terry Doogs, I don’t know if I’d be racing right now.”

2006

The Teams

Entering the new season, Alley was hired by Ed and Theresa Gifford, proprietors of Minuteman Copy Center in Marshalltown, Iowa. Also joining up was talented crew chief, Jeff Woodruff, one of the most respected in the business. Having “Woody” aboard was not lost on Alley. It was a ride that Alley had lobbied for, and needed in light of his family trying to fund a race team on their own. In past years, Gifford’s #17G had experienced shoes such as Don Droud Jr., Jeff Mitrisin, Ricky Logan, Randy Anderson, Larry Ball Jr. and Mike Reinke behind the wheel. Despite the talent level assembled and some IRA successes, the car had never visited victory lane at Knoxville.

The Doogs family (Wise Guys Racing) would enter their second full season with Brown in 2006. Terry, Tim and Gina are co-owners of the car, and all work full-time, saving vacation for racing. Tim had raced for over 28 years before hiring Brown, accumulating over 50 sprint wins and over 200 wins in the late models. Brother Terry raced super stocks and served as crew chief for Tim, the role he also fills now. Gina, Tim’s wife is employed as a paralegal. Brown adds, “We make the most of what we have, and if we could get one major sponsor, I think we could do some serious damage. Teaming up with the Doogs has made me a better person and racer.”

A Record Breaking Night

May 6 – A rubber-down track saw Brown and Alley finish 11th and 13th respectively, in the Season Opener on April 22. The April WoO show was a wash, and with the split into two traveling organizations, plenty of outsiders were around. The Knoxville record-books would be rewritten on May 6. Eighteen travelers were in the house, and Aussie Brooke Tatnell destroyed Terry McCarl’s 9 month old one-lap record by a half a second, stopping the clocks at 14.409 seconds. Twenty-six drivers were under the old standard including Alley (14.634) and Brown (14.808). Brown recalls, “I remember going out early with a 14.8 and thinking, we’re really hauling the mail tonight! And then I realized we were 17th quick!”

With Alley’s good time, his heat invert was a bit too much to transfer, relegating him to the B, and ultimately, a 16th place finish. “It was one of those weeks that really killed us early,” says Alley, “It’s not that we weren’t fast, we just had to start towards the back in the races, and it was like a World of Outlaw show on a regular point night!”

A strong run by Brown saw him pass Shane Stewart late to finish where he started, third. Brown adds, “It was a good point night for us. Anytime you can run third when Lasoski, (Craig) Dollansky and Shane Stewart are there, it’s a good night.”

Brown’s lead: 125

Black Flags, Spin Outs and Victory Lane

May 13 – With a heavy contingent of IRA cars in attendance, both drivers timed in the top five. However, Alley’s night took a twist after he drew the wrath of flagman Doug Clark. “It seemed like it was one of those nights where Clark just wanted to let everyone know that he was still the boss. I didn’t jump, but I was out of line for sure. I’ve seen a lot worse starts since then. He sends me to the back behind a guy whose motor wouldn’t start, and that was it.” After another black flag, to the pits he went.

Alley saved himself by winning the B and passing fifteen cars in the A to finish sixth. Brown was consistent all night long, and drove from row five to finish third. “That was a night we could have won, but that’s hindsight. That’s what could make the difference in the points,” Alley says.

May 20 – Brown streaked to a flag to flag win, his first of the season. Alley was running third when he spun, collecting Lynton Jeffrey.

Brown’s win was briefly in doubt when Wayne Johnson pulled a brief slider for the lead after the restart for the Alley spin, but Brown shot by back him down the backstretch and never looked back.

May 27 – Alley repeated Brown’s feat of a week prior leading the duration of the feature event, and providing his owners with their first trip to the front stretch. “That was huge. It was like the first win ‘on my own’. It was cool to be the person that got Ed his first 410 win at Knoxville. It showed that I don’t have to be in family stuff to win races.” The team was coming together and confidence was building.

Brown would finish fourth, and with three strong weeks, was seemingly in the driver’s seat on the young season. Brown says, “Our main goal was to be consistent, consistent, consistent. A lot of nights we may have had a fifth place car, but we would finish third.”

Both drivers were smooth in June weekly action, failing to finish outside of the top five.

Brown’s lead: 325

The WoO Visit

June 23 - The point structure at Knoxville has not changed much since the first Des Moines River gumbo was put on the famous half-mile. To entice attendance of WoO shows, all Knoxville regulars are given 100 points for competing. That is, unless they earn more. In those cases, they keep those extra points. The rule helped out Alley, and when he registered tenth quick and transferred through his heat, he started on the front row of the dash. He dominated, much to the approval of the Knoxville masses. A steady main event saw him lead the first nine laps, but fade to fourth. He gained valuable points on Brown, who finished a respectable 12th after running the B. Brown’s lead was cut to 255. “There was a point in that race where I said, ‘We can win this’! It just shows that if you slip a bit, the Outlaws will blow by you like you’re tied to a fence post! I was thinkin’ too much,” Alley recalls.

July 1 – Alley parlayed the confidence he showed against the travelers by making a late race pass of Jeffrey to garner his second win of the season. “It showed that our first win wasn’t luck. We passed some cars and showed that we were still getting faster,” he said.

Brown’s qualifying struggles (27th quick) would set him back, but he would bounce back well, coming out of the invert to transfer in his heat and then charging from 18th to 3rd in the main. “We’d just got a motor back from our engine builder, and a couple of the linkages were loose. With the throttle down, it would only run half-throttle. We didn’t figure it out until after qualifying. Nights like that are what championship teams are made of…we didn’t give up.”

Brown’s lead: 180

Twin Features

July 8 - Twin Features night has long been a “make or break” night for season championships. In Brown’s words, “That week you don’t get much sleep.” If you don’t make the show, you might as well hang it up. With two features paying full points, the second one is inverted according to the finish of the first. Double the work for the crews, double the tires, etc. await.

After Brown won the first feature with Alley behind him, both would start in rows eight and nine. Alley stormed back for another runner-up finish, held off by Brent Antill, while Brown would surge to fifth. Brown remembers, “Just to pass that many cars at Knoxville is hard…to tell me to start the night we would finish with two top fives, I would have been happy.”

“We got a good start and were really fast. We about got it done, but I was a little too cautious there,” says Alley.

Brown’s lead: 150

The Blown Tire

July 15 – Consistency had been the key for both all season, but it was about to take a cruel twist for Brown. With Skip Jackson leading Alley, Brown was running fifth and coming for the checkers when his right rear tire blew, relegating him to 17th. Brown says, “It was rubber-down before the feature, and we got into the top five pretty quick. Then we broke a rocker arm, so we were running on six cylinders. We were just kind of limping around in line and coming for the white flag…we were just hoping to finish. We took a major, major hit in our points. It was a turning point, everything was going so good, we said ‘maybe we aren’t going to win this deal’. When you’re coasting along and something like that happens, it takes the wind out of your sails.”

Alley maintained second and took the points lead.

Alley’s lead: 20

Summer Classic

July 22 - The Summer Classic brings a rare high dollar event for the locals. Fifty-one competitors, including the IRA contingent raced in the first year it has been a one-night stand. After registering quick time and with a rare draw for starting position, Brown drew a 15 and stormed to the front. He staged a classic duel with Jeffrey, who, after Brian got by briefly in heavy traffic with two to go, won his first career feature event. “The week before I had pulled the guys together and said, let’s forget about this point thing and try to race every race we’re in, and the points will take care of themselves. To start 15th and have a run like that was great!”

Alley who drew a 14 would come home seventh. Brown’s finish gave him the lead again in the see-saw standings.

Brown’s lead: 95

Up in Smoke!

August 5 - After Brown and Alley finished 6th and 7th, respectively on July 29, it was time for the prelude to the Knoxville Nationals. Both would do rare double-duty as the finale of the 360 Nationals would also be run. Both were qualified for the “Big Cahuna” in the 360s. Alley was trying for an unprecedented three-peat in the event, this time behind the wheel of Mark Burch’s #1m. He would have to work for it, starting inside row five. Brown had put himself outside of row four.

Brown recalls, “Entering the night, it was the best situation I’ve probably ever been in, motor-wise, with a good fresh one and one we had just bought from Danny (Lasoski).” His problems began with 410 time trials. A blown engine sent the team outside of the track for another without a qualifying time. With so many cars in the pits, it was necessary to unload the trailers, adding more stress to the situation. Enter 360 driver, John Kearney, who was taking the night off in the suites. “John jumped up as soon as he saw we blew our motor. We didn’t have the tools to change motors, so John jumped in Tony Bokhoven’s golf kart and headed to the North Campground where his trailer and tools were and brought them back for us. If it wasn’t for him, we probably wouldn’t have gotten that motor changed. We put our motor in that were going to use for the Nationals and we didn’t transfer through our heat. We were probably going to transfer through the B from the back, but lost a camshaft in that one. It was just heartbreaking.”

Enter Brown’s cousin, Jon Corbin. A regular in the 360 class, the likeable youth is the grandson of Midwest sprint legend, Tom Corbin. A rare night allowing double-duty saw Corbin preparing for his first 410 Nationals. As luck would have it, he had qualified for the show, and orders were to turn over the wheel to cousin, Brian.

Knoxville rules state that if a qualified car has a substitute driver, that driver will get points afforded him. If Brown were an alternate out of the B, no such points would be awarded. Drivers have taken advantage of this rule for decades, but conspiracy theorists came out of the woodwork. Brown struggled to a 16th place finish, far behind Alley, whose third place run gave him the points lead for the second time.

When the dust settled on the 360 Nationals event, Brown rebounded for a solid podium run in third after a long night, while Alley mustered seventh. Says Brown, “There were times that night when I asked if I was in the right car. What a chaotic mess!”

Alley’s lead: 40

The Nationals

August 9-12 - Though the Nationals carry no track points, both Alley and Brown came in with high expectations. In 2005, Alley came out of qualifying night in the top two in points. A rubber-down day surface when the A Scramble came around, foiled his shot at the front row, but he was in and finished 17th.

Despite coming out 40th in the qualifying order, Alley nailed down quick time on his qualifying night this time. A lightning fast track saw him finish eighth in his heat, sending him to the B, which he won. A nice charge to 13th saw Alley lock himself in Saturday’s Championship for the second year in a row. He would finish 20th, which disappointed him. “I had a lot higher expectations. We would have liked to run on Friday, then we would have found the problem (injection) we had on Saturday. It was a disadvantage for us not to run Friday, and if the points were a little different for us, we could have.” Alley shows his desire to stand atop the sport’s biggest stage. “It changed my attitude on the whole season, and really bummed me out.”

Brown was searching for his first Nationals A main appearance. His qualifying night started well, as he timed in 10th after coming out 63rd in the order. A nice charge from 9th to 5th was great, but it sent him straight to the B. He was able to transfer through the B, and finished 16th in the A. His point total was two tallies behind Sammy Swindell, who was the last to lock himself in to the “Biggie” on Saturday night. Undeterred, Brown stormed from the back of the B Scramble on Friday, going from 10th to 4th and solidifying his pole position starting spot in the B on Saturday.

The Brown/Lasoski B main incident has been played and replayed, but the class shown by Brown on both audio and TV broadcasts were impressive. “My grandpa George is 70 years old, but he has the passion of a 30 year old. I guess people saw that at the Nationals.” What the incident did do was remove all doubt that Brown marches to his own beat on the racetrack, and showed a maturity that had been developed over the last few years. “I wanted to make that race more than anything in the whole wide world. I knew that eventually something would probably happen between us, but the last thing I wanted was it to happen on national TV. It happened, and we’ve moved past it.”

The Postponement

September 2 - After following Clint Garner to the stripe on August 26, Alley and Brown were set for Season Championship night at Knoxville within 30 points. “All we could do was our best, and maybe that wouldn’t be good enough,” says Brown of his views going into the night.

Alley states, “I wasn’t nervous until I got there, but I’m not gonna lie to ya, when we were racing that night, I was.”

They were told the week before that a rainout would mean a cancellation of the finale, but no one mentioned a plan of action if the night’s activities were rained out after everything was run but the main event. Alley says, “Right after time trials, I thought it was gonna rain.” Someone with the team, erroneously told Alley he had dropped to second in points. “That got me all fired up, because they had said, ‘If it rains out, we’re done’! We were second in the heat and ‘back’ in the lead as far as I knew, and when it started rainin’, I said, ‘Let it Rain!’ The week before, Justin Zoch (track announcer) said, if it rains out, it won’t be made up. I don’t remember anyone saying, ‘If we run time trials and heat races and rains out, we’re still gonna do it’!”

A rescheduled WoO date on October 7 supplied an unprecedented opportunity. The feature event would be made up in addition to the night’s activities. Brown added, “I was looking forward to them getting it in that night (Sept. 2), because I thought the track would be narrow (Brown was slated to start 4th and Alley 9th).”

Officially, Brown held a slight advantage in time trial points, but a strong run in his heat (2nd) allowed Alley to increase his lead a bit before five weeks of waiting. “I’ve been doing a lot of (deer) hunting. If we win the thing, that’s great. If we lose it, I’m going to be devastated, because we are so close. I don’t think about it, because I don’t want to think about how cool it would be. It’s going to be tough, but it is big, because if you win it, you know you’ve won races and had a good year.”

Going into the finale Brown seemed calm, “We’ll give it our best shot. If we fall short, we may try again next year.”

Alley’s lead: 45

The Finale

October 7 – Fans and competitors welcomed mild October temperatures on a sunny Autumn evening. The feature would be run after 360 and WoO heats. Both had put themselves in the WoO main event before hitting the track for the race they had waited over a month for. Brown had won his WoO heat in dominating fashion, raising eyebrows, as Alley struggled to the fifth and final transfer in the same event after starting immediately behind the #21.

A pair of scratches saw Alley move up a row, and he now sat inside row four for the 25 lapper. Brown would be tough to beat outside of row two. The math had been made simple. Brown looked dominant earlier. If he would win, Alley would have to charge to at least third. What followed, could not be scripted.

Brown tucked in behind Dusty Zomer, the early leader. Brown dove low and slid up the dry-slick surface to take a lead he would not relinquish on lap 10. Alley had managed sixth and was finding the going difficult. On lap 11, his luck would change. Brent Antill, running fifth, contacted another car and went end over end eight times down the backstretch in a harrowing accident. Fortunately, he was uninjured. Two more laps were in the books, when Zomer, still running second, jumped the cushion in turn one and got upside down. That incident saw Alley assume fourth with Lynton Jeffrey between he and a championship. Alley could make no real move to pass Jeffrey, but he got what he needed on lap 18. Jeffrey’s left rear tire exploded, and Alley had third. A piece of Jeffrey’s tire had lodged in Alley’s mount, causing some serious smoke signals from his mount the last four laps. It was almost too much for everyone to bear, but he brought it home, along with a five-point championship, the closest margin in Knoxville Raceway history.

Brown had indeed given it ‘his best shot’. “He deserves it,” he would say after a warm hug of Alley. “Congratulations to Ed, Jeff Woodruff and the whole team. Five points, wow! I’m just proud of our team and our accomplishments this year.”

Alley called the night a “crazy deal”. “Brian Brown is a bad-ass race car driver, but we got it done baby!” Alley was “WFO” all season long.

Alley wins by 5

Mutual Respect

In the end, there is respect between these two young drivers. Brown says of Alley, “He’s probably one of my better friends in the racing community. He’s a heck of a racer. We’ve had a lot of good races together and I can only remember one instance where we were close to crashing each other. It’s nice to race someone ‘clean and close’ like him.”

Alley says, “He and I both have a good fan base, have had success and have a desire to win. That’s what drives us to be better than a lot of the other guys. It’s not to the level of Danny Lasoski vs. Steve Kinser, but Brian Alley vs. Brian Brown is something that I hope people someday talk about, and it’s just starting right now.”

Wherever their paths take them, Alley and Brown are building a strong foundation in the sport with their rivalry. The 2006 Knoxville Showdown for 410 supremacy was only the beginning.

 

 

Brian Brown Wins Race, Davey Heskin Wins War in Crazy Night at Knoxville!

Scott Bogucki Wins 360 Feature/Clint Garner Pulls Off Ninth Title; Tyler Groenendyk Wins Feature and Championship in Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 28, 2021) – In a wild, crazy night at Knoxville Raceway, two championships came down to the last lap in a night full of drama and excitement on Iowa Corn Growers Districts 5 & 9 Season Championship Night. Brian Brown did what he had to do in winning the 410 feature, but in the end, he fell just 15 points short of a championship, as all eyes were on Minnesota’s Davey Heskin, who ended up having to climb from row seven to finish in the top five. The 360 class saw heartbreak for Ryan Giles, who appeared on his way to a crown before mechanical failure set in. Jamie Ball was in position to take a title, but Clint Garner did what he had to do to advance to his ninth championship. Scott Bogucki would take his second win here. Tyler Groenendyk had it easiest of all as all he had to do was show up to win his Pace Performance Pro Sprints title. He put the icing on the cake with his fourth feature victory of the year.

A pair of incidents happened before the 25-lap 410 feature could fire off. A Ben Brown spin slowed things. Once green, front row starters, Sawyer Phillips and Justin Henderson, who came in second in points, collided in turn three, ending both their nights.

The incident moved pole-sitter Gio Scelzi and Brown to the front row. With Heskin now starting eleventh, Brown needed to beat him by five spots. Scelzi stormed out to the lead, but shortly after entering lapped traffic, he broke a rear axle six laps in.

Brown assumed the lead ahead of Ayrton Gennetten, Don Droud Jr., Matt Juhl and Sam Hafertepe Jr. One eye was on Heskin, who restarted ninth. Juhl moved into third, and Terry McCarl entered the top five on the restart. McCarl continued his climb by grabbing fourth on lap eight.

Brown entered lapped traffic on the thirteenth circuit, and Heskin was moving up. Using the low side of the track, he moved his was up to sixth, just one spot from his goal. On lap 17, the crowd erupted when he shot under Sam Hafertepe Jr. for fifth.

Up front, Brown was flawless before Droud stopped in turn four with four to go. Heskin would gain an insurance spot, driving by Juhl for fourth, and winning his first track championship.

Brown’s 56th win paid him $5,000 and put him just one victory behind Steve Kinser for fourth on the all-time win list at Knoxville. Gennetten ran a strong second, ahead of McCarl, Heskin and Juhl. Roger Crockett, Austin McCarl, Josh Schneiderman, Dylan Westbrook and Tasker Phillips rounded out the top ten. Henderson set quick time, while Schneiderman, Brown and Scelzi won the heats. Dustin Selvage claimed the B main.

“This car was good all night long,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “It’s good to be back home. I was hoping it was going to be pretty exciting there with me and Justin trying to race for a championship. He just got racing hard, and I luckily snuck by there. Congratulations to (Davey) and his team. They did a phenomenal job. They are what sprint car racing is. He, his brother, and grandpa. Anytime you can win at Knoxville, it’s always good. No one can say they won the last one until April again. It’s an honor to race here, and be a part of Knoxville.”

“There’s just no words,” said an emotional Heskin addressing his track championship. “I thought we were goners after the time trial (he entered with a 78-point lead on Henderson and 86 point lead on Brown, who registered quick time and second quick, respectively). I really thought I cut a good lap. When I got up to fifth and got past Sam, I thought ‘Alright, let’s get the wing back and let’s go!’ I can’t thank my family and friends enough. I still don’t know what to say, it’s so special. I just can’t believe it. This is why we travel five hours to race here. We earned that one!”

The 360 class also saw a three-way battle coming in, with Ryan Giles just needing a solid night in the top ten for a title. Austin Miller and Kaleb Johnson contacted on the first try at green in the 20-lap main event, and on the second run, Miller flipped in turn one, collecting Mike Johnston. It was a rough night for Miller, who also had an accident after the checkers of his heat. Collin Moyle spun on the third try at green, before things actually got going.

Joe Beaver led Jamie Ball, Christian Bowman, Giles and Garner early on. Bogucki shot by Garner for fifth on lap two, before Bowman went up in smoke in the third spot.

Ball used the restart to storm to the lead, while Giles also got by Beaver for the second spot on lap five. The leaders hit lapped traffic on lap nine, but with seven to go, Giles, who seemed to be cruising to his first championship, lost power with seven to go.

Ball led the field back to green, ahead of Beaver, Bogucki, Garner and Moro. Beaver retook the lead on lap 14, but Ball slid back by in one and two, to reclaim it. Bogucki was on the move however, getting by Beaver on the low side and then passing Ball high in turn four to take the point with four to go.

Garner shot under Beaver, who had made contact with Ball in his battle for the lead, to claim the third spot, and seal a championship by just 17 points over Ball in the final standings.

Bogucki’s second win paid him $2,000. Ball followed the Aussie across the finish line, ahead of Garner, Josh Higday and Calvin Landis. Riley Goodno, Moro, Ryan Leavitt, Christopher Thram and Gunner Ramey completed the top ten. Garner set quick time over the field, with Bowman, Landis and Higday winning heats.

“I was starting to fade pretty bad getting free,” said Bogucki in Victory Lane. “It actually got slicker than we anticipated. I saw they were getting stuck in traffic, and I’d been pretty committed to the bottom. I thought I’d just stay around the top. I led three of these this year and they got away from me. I wasn’t going to let it happen this time. Jamie is a first class racer, and you can run side by side with him. It was a lot of fun.”

“The older I get, the more I understand you are just along for the ride,” said Garner of his ninth career 360 track title. “Coming in 80 points behind, I told everybody there’s no way. We’ll just do our best and see how it plays out. Ryan had it under control if his engine wouldn’t have let loose on him. I think we’d have ran second to him. We just got lucky, I guess. My age helps. I make sure I don’t put myself in predicaments that take me out of races. You’ve got to finish the race. It takes a lot of stuff to make it all happen.”

It was clear sailing for Tyler Groenendyk in the Pace Performance Pro Sprints 18-lap feature. Chase Young was running second when he flipped after hitting the turn three infield berm on lap two. The rest of the race went uninterrupted, with Groenendyk sailing away to a straightaway lead on lap seven.

Groenendyk navigated traffic well the last five circuits took his fourth win of the season and his first track title. Matthew Stelzer, Jeff Wilke, Mike Mayberry and Eric Bridger followed. Devin Wignall, Tyler Barrick, JJ Beaver, Joel Thorpe and Matt Allen rounded out the top ten. Mayberry and Bridger won the heats.

“This is unbelievable,” said Groenendyk of both the feature and his track title. “To do what we’ve done this year is incredible, and it really has to do with all the people surrounding us and behind us. I’ve got a lot of laps around here, but it had been a couple of years. This is an accumulation of that knowledge I had and having the great racecars we’ve had here. I told the guys before tonight, that we finally had a night with no pressure. Then, the invert put us on the pole, so then we had to win the race. We came out on top so it’s all good.”

The 17th running of the Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals commence September 16-18! For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

Contribute to Midwest Thunder Sprints Point Fund Today, Scelzi Leads!

(Bill W) August 25, 2021, Monroe, IA – A first 410 win for New Berlin, Illinois’ Jake Neuman, the first series wins of the year for Jake Blackhurst and Scotty Thiel, and World of Outlaws tallies in the Dakotas for Donny Schatz and David Gravel highlighted last week’s action with the Midwest Thunder Sprints Series presented by www.OpenWheel101.com!

Gio Scelzi remains on top of the point race, followed by Brian Brown, Justin Henderson, Austin McCarl and Kerry Madsen. Ayrton Gennetten, Parker Price-Miller, Rico Abreu, Cory Eliason and Carson McCarl round out the top ten.

This week’s action will see the WoO in Grand Forks, North Dakota and Greenwood, Nebraska, the MOWA series in Granite City, Illinois and with the IRA in Joliet, Illinois. Weekly action also returns to Knoxville for its Season Championship and to Huset’s.

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Up Next…

Wed, Aug 25 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Fri, Aug 27 – I-80 Speedway (NE) WoO

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

Sat, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

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

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

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

1. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 1179 (1)

2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 964 (6)

3. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 846 (6)

4. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 765

5. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 760 (5)

6. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 598 (2)

7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 588 (1)

8. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 563 (1)

9. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 489

10. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 482

11. Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 463

12. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 448

13. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 430 (4)

14. Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 381

15. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 376

16. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 373 (1)

17. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 371

18. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 366

19. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 350

20. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 340 (2)

21. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 297

22. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 272 (1)

(tie) Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 272

24. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 245 (1)

25. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 241

26. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 228 (1)

27. Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 224

(tie) Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 224

29. Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 220

30. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 212

(tie) Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust., 212 (1)

32. Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 207

33. Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL, 202 (1)

34. Cap Henry, Republic, OH, 196 (1)

35. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 195

36. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 194

(tie) Noah Gass, Mounds, OK, 194

38. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 190

39. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 189 (1)

40. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 179 (1)

(tie) Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 179

42. Joe B. Miller, Millerstown, MO, 163

43. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 160

44. Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 152

45. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 139

46. Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN, 136 (1)

47. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 129

48. Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 128

49. Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 122

50. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 118

51. Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 117

52. Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 116

(tie) Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 116

54. Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 115

55. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 112

56. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 109

57. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 106 (1)

58. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 104

59. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 103

60. Zach Hampton, Mooresville, IN, 100

(tie) Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 100

62. Andy Bishop, Harrisburg, IL, 99

63. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 97

(tie) Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE, 97

(tie) Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 97

66. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 93

67. Brant O’Banion, Parker, SD, 92

68. Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO, 90

69. Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 88

(tie) Chris Windom, Canton, IL, 88

71. Christopher Bell, Norman, OK, 85 (1)

(tie) Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK, 85 (1)

73. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 80

(tie) Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 80

75. Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO, 77

76. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 76

77. Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 75

(tie) Joey Moughan, Sprngfield, IL, 75

79. Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ, 72

80. Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 69

(tie) Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 69

82. Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 68

83. Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE, 67

84. Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA, 66

85. DJ Netto, Hanford, CA, 65

86. Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 63

87. Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO, 60

(tie) Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 60

89. Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 58

90. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 57

91. Gregg Bakker, Sioux Falls, SD, 56

(tie) Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 56

(tie) Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 56

94. Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 54 (1)

95. Cody Hansen, Nunda, SD, 50

(tie) AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 50

97. Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 48

(tie) Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 48

99. Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 46

100. Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 44

101. Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 43

102. Garet Williamson, Columbia, MO, 42

103. Reed Allex, St. Cloud, MN, 41

104. Nick Ranten, East Grand Forks, ND, 40

105. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 38

(tie) Jack Berger, Lake Elmo, MN, 38

(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 38

108. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 37

109. Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 34

(tie) Colin Smith, Sheldon, IA, 34

(tie) Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA, 34

(tie) Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 34

113. Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 33

114. Chuck McGillivray, Madison, SD, 32

115. Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 30

116. Eric Lutz, Sioux Falls, SD, 26

(tie) Caden Englehart, Terre Haute, IN, 26

(tie) Luke Verardi, Taylorville, IL, 26

(tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 26

120. Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 25

121. Austin Archdale, Brimfield, IL, 24

(tie) Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 24

123. Alex Schriever, Sioux Falls, SD, 22

(tie) Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA, 22

(tie) Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 22

(tie) Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 22

127. Ben Brown, Marshall, MO, 20

(tie) Clyde Knipp, California, MO, 20

(tie) Brinton Marvel, Pittsboro, IN, 20

(tie) Tanner Holmes, Jacksonville, OR, 20

(tie) Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 20

(tie) Greg Nikitenko, Minot, ND, 20

133. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, SD, 18

(tie) Zach Patterson, Yukon, OK, 18

(tie) McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA, 18

(tie) Jordan Paulsen, Trevor, WI, 18

(tie) Ryan Bowers, Nowthen, MN, 18

(tie) John Carney II, El Paso, TX, 18

(tie) Jessie Attard, Landilo, NSW, Aust., 18

140. Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 16

(tie) Jordan Graham, Grand Forks, ND, 16

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 16

(tie) Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 16

(tie) Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16

(tie) Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 16

146. Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH, 14

(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 14

(tie) Lachlan McHugh, Gold Coast, QLD, Aust., 14

(tie) Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 14

(tie) Paul Haley, Springfield, IL, 14

(tie) Sammy Swindell, Lakeland, TN, 14

(tie) Zach Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 14

153. Blake Egeland, Climax, MN, 12

(tie) Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 12

(tie) Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD, 12

(tie) Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 12

(tie) Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD, 12

(tie) Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 12

(tie) Will Armitage, Athens, IL, 12

160. Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN, 10

(tie) Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA, 10

(tie) Terry Babb, Lincoln, IL, 10

(tie) Paul May, Terre Haute, IN, 10

(tie) Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 10

(tie) Derek Hagar, Marion, AR, 10

(tie) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 10

(tie) Tim Haddy, Waupun, WI, 10

(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 10

169. Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 8

(tie) Noah Samuel, Burlington, IA, 8

(tie) Matt Rechek, Beaver Dam, WI, 8

172. Shane Roemeling, Grand Forks, ND, 6

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

(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 6

(tie) Danny Schlafer, Gibson, WI, 6

(tie) TJ Stutts, Liverpool, PA, 6

177. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 4

(tie) Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE, 4

(tie) Mike Wagner, Liverpool, PA, 4

(tie) Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 4

(tie) Ty Hanten, West Fargo, ND, 4

182. Austin Miller, Lacona, IA, 2

(tie) Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

(tie) Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI, 2

(tie) Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA, 2

(tie) Harli White, Lindsay, OK, 2

Platinum WoO Member Wins

10, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA

6, David Gravel, Watertown, CT

4, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH

2, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA

2, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND

1, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA

1, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sat, May 22 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) x2 (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO x2)

Sun, May 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)

Sat, May 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sun, May 30 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Mon, May 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)

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

Fri, June 4 – Lee County Speedway (IA) MOWA (Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO)

Fri, June 4 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) All Stars/IRA (Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN)

Sat, June 5 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA)

Sat, June 5 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)

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

Sun, June 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)

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

Sun, June 6 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Fri, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA)

Fri, June 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK)

Sat, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA)

Sun, June 13 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Thur, June 17 – 34 Raceway (IA) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, June 18 – Dubuque Speedway (IA) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, June 19 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Sat, June 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)

Sun, June 20 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Mon, June 21 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)

Tue, June 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)

Thur, June 24 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Fri, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Sat, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO Jackson Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)

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

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

Fri, July 2 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sat, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)

Sat, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sun, July 11 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)

Sat, July 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)

Sun, July 18 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)

Fri, July 23 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) All Stars (Cap Henry, Republic, OH)

Fri, July 23 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA)

Sat, July 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, July 24 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) All Stars (Christopher Bell, Norman, OK)

Sun, July 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sun, July 25 – Humboldt Speedway (KS) All Stars (Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN)

Tue, July 27 – I-70 Speedway (MO) All Stars (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Thur, July 29 – Missouri State Fair Speedway All Stars (Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN)

Fri, July 30 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Fri, July 30 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN)

Sat, July 31 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) All Stars (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Sun, Aug 1 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl (Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND)

Fri, Aug 6 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)

Sat, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)

Sun, Aug 8 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Capitani Classic (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)

Mon, Aug 9 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Wed, Aug 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)

Thur, Aug 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Fri, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)

Sat, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Sun, Aug 15 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Marcus Dumesny, Sidney, NSW, Aust.)

Fri, Aug 20 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) MOWA (Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL)

Sat, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) IRA (Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL)

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

Sun, Aug 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)

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

Wed, Aug 25 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Fri, Aug 27 – I-80 Speedway (NE) WoO

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

Sat, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

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

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

Fri, Sept 3 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

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

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

Sun, Sept 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 10 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Sept 10 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) IRA

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

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

Fri, Sept 17 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

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

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

Sat, Sept 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

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

Sun, Sept 26 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, Oct 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Oct 22 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

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

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

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

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

9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 402

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

410 and 360 Track Titles on the Line This Saturday Night at Knoxville!

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 24, 2021) – The 2021 Knoxville Raceway sprint car season comes down to this Saturday night, August 28, with the Iowa Corn Growers Association Districts 5 and 9 Season Championship Night!

Two classes are going down to the wire, with three drivers in each in contention for a championship. St. Michael, Minnesota’s Davey Heskin is looking for his first title, and has a 78 point lead on South Dakota’s Justin Henderson. Four-time champion, Brian Brown, from Grain Valley, Missouri, also has his hat in the ring, just 86 points back of the leader.

Ryan Giles of Grimes, Iowa hopes to get a first track title as well, in the 360 class. South Dakota’s Clint Garner would like to add a ninth championship to his trophy case, and lies just 80 points back. Knoxville’s Jamie Ball also has a shot of his own, as he sits third, 104 points behind the leader.

Taking away the 100 points competitors receive for participation, 240 points are possible through qualifying, heat races and feature events in both classes.

The math in the Pace Performance Pro Sprints is a lot easier. Oskaloosa’s Tyler Groenendyk just needs to make his way to the track to clinch his title. It will be Groenendyk’s first track title of any kind at Knoxville.

In addition to season awards, additional cash will again be on the line for the drivers. In the 410 class, the A main purse pays the following…

1. $5,000 2. $3,000 3. $2,750 4. $2,500 5. $1,750 6. $1,500 7. $1,400 8. $1,300 9. $1,200 10. $1,000 11. $900 12. $875 13. $850 14. $825 15. $800 16. $775 17. $750 18. $725 19. $700 20. $650 21-24. $600

The 360 purse will be…

1. $2,000 2. $1,700 3. $1,200 4. $1,000 5. $800 6. $700 7. $600 8. $550 9. $525 10. $500 11. $475 12. $450 13. $425 14. $400 15. $375 16. $350 17. $325 18-24. $300

The Pro Sprints will pay $700 to win and $150 to start.

In addition, fans can enjoy $1 Busch Light Night, and cheer on their favorite sprint car drivers for the last time in 2021 at “The Sprint Car Capital of the World!”

For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter or their website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com.

 

 

Gio Scelzi Still On Top of Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com Points Race!

(Bill W) August 17, 2021, Monroe, IA – After a wild fortnight of racing, Gio Scelzi remains on top of the point race for the Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by OpenWheel101.com. Though his 360 Nationals title didn’t count towards the 410 series, Gio’s run earned him the Beaver Drill & Tool Mr. Sprint Car Title during southern Iowa Sprintweek.

Gio leads the current standings over Brian Brown, Justin Henderson, four-time champ Kerry Madsen and Austin McCarl. Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year Ayrton Gennetten, Parker Price-Miller, Rico Abreu, Cory Eliason and Carson McCarl round out the top ten.

The World of Outlaws have three events in the Dakotas this weekend, while the IRA hits Wilmot and Angell Park Speedway in Wisconsin, and MOWA is at Lincoln Speedway in Illinois Friday.

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Up Next…

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

Fri, Aug 20 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) IRA

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

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

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

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

1. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 1094 (1)

2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 964 (6)

3. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 840 (6)

4. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 760 (5)

5. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 715 (6)

6. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 598 (2)

7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 588 (1)

8. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 563 (1)

9. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 489

10. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 466

11. Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 463

12. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 440

13. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 430 (4)

14. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 373 (1)

15. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 366

16. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 362

17. Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 361

18. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 350

19. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 340 (2)

20. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 336 (4)

21. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 297

22. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 272 (1)

(tie) Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 272

24. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 245 (1)

25. Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 224

26. Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 220

27. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 216

28. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 212

29. Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 207

30. Cap Henry, Republic, OH, 196 (1)

31. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 195

32. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 194

33. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 190

34. Joe B. Miller, Millerstown, MO, 163

35. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 154

36. Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 152

37. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 148

38. Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL, 142

39. Noah Gass, Mounds, OK, 137

40. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 129

41. Marcus Dumesny, Sidney, NSW, Aust., 122

42. Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN, 120 (1)

43. Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 116

44. Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 115

45. Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 114

(tie) Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 114 (1)

47. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 112

48. Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 110

(tie) Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 110

50. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 105

(tie) Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 105

52. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 104

53. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 103

54. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 102 (1)

55. Zach Hampton, Mooresville, IN, 100

(tie) Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 100

57. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 99

(tie) Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 99

59. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 97

(tie) Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE, 97

61. Brant O’Banion, Parker, SD, 92

62. Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO, 90

63. Andy Bishop, Harrisburg, IL, 87

64. Christopher Bell, Norman, OK, 85

65. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 84

66. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 80

67. Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 78

68. Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 77

(tie) Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO, 77

70. Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 76

71. Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 75

72. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 74

73. Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ, 72

74. Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 70

75. Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 69

76. Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 68

77. Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE, 67

78. DJ Netto, Hanford, CA, 65

79. Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO, 60

(tie) Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 60

81. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 59

82. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 58

83. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 57

84. Gregg Bakker, Sioux Falls, SD, 56

(tie) Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 56

86. Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 54

87. Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 52

88. Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 51

89. Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK, 50 (1)

(tie) Cody Hansen, Nunda, SD, 50

(tie) AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 50

92. Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 43

93. Garet Williamson, Columbia, MO, 42

(tie) Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 42

95. Reed Allex, St. Cloud, MN, 41

96. Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 40

(tie) Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 40

98. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 38

99. Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 34

(tie) Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 34

(tie) Colin Smith, Sheldon, IA, 34

(tie) Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA, 34

103. Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 33

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

(tie) Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 32

(tie) Jack Berger, Lake Elmo, MN, 32

(tie) Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 32

(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 32

(tie) Chuck McGillivray, Madison, SD, 32

110. Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 30

(tie) Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 30

112. Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA, 26

(tie) Eric Lutz, Sioux Falls, SD, 26

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 26

(tie) Caden Englehart, Terre Haute, IN, 26

116. Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 25

117. Alex Schriever, Sioux Falls, SD, 22

(tie) Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA, 22

119. Ben Brown, Marshall, MO, 20

(tie) Clyde Knipp, California, MO, 20

(tie) Brinton Marvel, Pittsboro, IN, 20

(tie) Tanner Holmes, Jacksonville, OR, 20

(tie) Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 20

124. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, SD, 18

(tie) Zach Patterson, Yukon, OK, 18

(tie) McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA, 18

(tie) Chris Windom, Canton, IL, 18

(tie) Jordan Paulsen, Trevor, WI, 18

(tie) Ryan Bowers, Nowthen, MN, 18

(tie) John Carney II, El Paso, TX, 18

(tie) Jessie Attard, Landilo, NSW, Aust., 18

(tie) Luke Verardi, Taylorsville, IL, 18

133. Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 16

(tie) Jordan Graham, Grand Forks, ND, 16

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 16

(tie) Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 16

137. Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH, 14

(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 14

(tie) Lachlan McHugh, Gold Coast, QLD, Aust., 14

(tie) Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 14

(tie) Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 14

(tie) Paul Haley, Springfield, IL, 14

(tie) Sammy Swindell, Lakeland, TN, 14

144. Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 12

(tie) Blake Egeland, Climax, MN, 12

(tie) Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 12

(tie) Zach Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 12

(tie) Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 12

(tie) Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD, 12

(tie) Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 12

(tie) Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD, 12

(tie) Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 12

153. Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN, 10

(tie) Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA, 10

(tie) Terry Babb, Lincoln, IL, 10

(tie) Paul May, Terre Haute, IN, 10

(tie) Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 10

(tie) Derek Hagar, Marion, AR, 10

(tie) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 10

160. Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 8

(tie) Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 8

(tie) Noah Samuel, Burlington, IA, 8

163. Shane Roemeling, Grand Forks, ND, 6

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

(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 6

(tie) Danny Schlafer, Gibson, WI, 6

(tie) TJ Stutts, Liverpool, PA, 6

168. Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 4

(tie) James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 4

(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 4

(tie) Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE, 4

(tie) Mike Wagner, Liverpool, PA, 4

173. Austin Miller, Lacona, IA, 2

(tie) Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

(tie) Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI, 2

(tie) Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA, 2

(tie) Austin Archdale, Brimfield, IL, 2

(tie) Harli White, Lindsay, OK, 2

Platinum WoO Member Wins

10, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA

5, David Gravel, Watertown, CT

4, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH

2, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA

1, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA

1, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND

1, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sat, May 22 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) x2 (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO x2)

Sun, May 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)

Sat, May 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sun, May 30 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Mon, May 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)

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

Fri, June 4 – Lee County Speedway (IA) MOWA (Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO)

Fri, June 4 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) All Stars/IRA (Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN)

Sat, June 5 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA)

Sat, June 5 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)

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

Sun, June 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)

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

Sun, June 6 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Fri, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA)

Fri, June 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK)

Sat, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA)

Sun, June 13 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Thur, June 17 – 34 Raceway (IA) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, June 18 – Dubuque Speedway (IA) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, June 19 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Sat, June 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)

Sun, June 20 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Mon, June 21 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)

Tue, June 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)

Thur, June 24 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Fri, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Sat, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO Jackson Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)

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

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

Fri, July 2 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sat, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)

Sat, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sun, July 11 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)

Sat, July 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)

Sun, July 18 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)

Fri, July 23 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) All Stars (Cap Henry, Republic, OH)

Fri, July 23 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA)

Sat, July 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, July 24 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) All Stars (Christopher Bell, Norman, OK)

Sun, July 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sun, July 25 – Humboldt Speedway (KS) All Stars (Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN)

Tue, July 27 – I-70 Speedway (MO) All Stars (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Thur, July 29 – Missouri State Fair Speedway All Stars (Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN)

Fri, July 30 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Fri, July 30 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN)

Sat, July 31 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) All Stars (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Sun, Aug 1 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl (Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND)

Fri, Aug 6 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)

Sat, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)

Sun, Aug 8 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Capitani Classic (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)

Mon, Aug 9 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Wed, Aug 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)

Thur, Aug 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Fri, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)

Sat, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Sun, Aug 15 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Marcus Dumesny, Sidney, NSW, Aust.)

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

Fri, Aug 20 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) IRA

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

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

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

Fri, Aug 27 – I-80 Speedway (NE) WoO

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

Sat, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

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

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

Fri, Sept 3 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

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

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

Sun, Sept 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 10 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Sept 10 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) IRA

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

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

Fri, Sept 17 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

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

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

Sat, Sept 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

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

Sun, Sept 26 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, Oct 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Oct 22 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

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

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

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

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

9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 402

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Kyle Larson Achieves His Dream with Knoxville Nationals Win!

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 14, 2021) – Kyle Larson has dreamed of a Knoxville Nationals title his whole life, and that dream was realized in the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s championship Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. Including lap money, the Elk Grove, California native earned $176,000 for his ride aboard the Paul Silva #57.

The 50-lap finale saw pole-sitter, Gio Scelzi, lead early over Donny Schatz, Larson, David Gravel and Brad Sweet. The recently reworked track was very good in the bottom groove, and Scelzi shot into lapped traffic on the seventh circuit.

Larson rode low to pass Schatz for second on the same lap, and Sweet moved by Gravel for fourth on lap nine. Schatz would catch fire at that point, however, getting back by Larson on the low side for second on lap ten and carrying his momentum to take the lead from Scelzi on lap 11.

Larason followed him by celzi to take second on lap 13, as the leaders cruised behind traffic. Nearing the halfway mark, Gravel and Sweet battled for fourth, with Brent Marks close behind.

Up front, Larson rode the cushion around Schatz to lead lap 25. Schatz came right back on the 27th lap and rode the cushion past Schatz in turn two. The pass was negated when the mandatory pit stop yellow flag was thrown.

With 24 laps to go, Larson led the pack ahead of Schatz, Scelzi, Gravel and Marks. Rico Abreu spun when a group of cars in front of him tangled. He pulled in shortly thereafter. On lap 29, Brian Brown jumped the turn one cushion, getting upside down. The incident collected Tyler Courtney and Cory Eliason. Brock Zearfoss suffered damage, and Sheldon Haudenschild flattened a right rear, but both restarted at the tail.

Gravel grabbed third from Scelzi on the restart, and Sweet followed him into fourth on lap 31. At that point, Gravel’s mount went up in smoke and pulled to the infield.

Larson built a lead over Schatz out front as rubber began to develop a car length down from the cushion. Eventually, the groove moved down low on the track, and Schatz reeled in the leader. He appeared to be faster in three, and threw the Tony Stewart Racing #15 a little higher to attempt a pass that fell short. One more try on the white flag lap also failed to work.

Larson’s win came ahead of Schatz, who earned $89,000 counting his lap money. Sweet, Scelzi and Logan Schuchart followed. Marks, James McFadden, Kasey Kahne, Carson Macedo and hard-charger Sheldon Haudenschild rounded out the top ten. Jason Sides won the E main, Jack Dover claimed the D main, Hunter Schuerenberg took the C main and Macedo won the 22-lap B.

Several awards were handed out during the night as well (complete list below).

“Gosh, I’ve always dreamed of winning this race,” said an emotional Larson in Victory Lane. “This atmosphere this week was unbelievable. I think a year off last year made the roof explode! I felt the energy all week, and that kept me pumped up. Honestly, this is as nervous as I’ve been leading up to a race in a couple of years. I had butterflies all day today. During Cup practice (at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway), it was all I could think about. (Owner/Crew Chief) Paul Silva is the best there is. I wanted to get the lead before the halfway point. I looked at the board and I knew we were coming down to the end of it. I decided to blitz it, and I pulled it off. (Schatz) actually got back by me before that caution came out. After the yellows, I just didn’t know what to do. I was watching the big screen and it was taking rubber. I got behind Shane (Stewart) and I kind of settled in. I could see Donny was taking huge chunks out of my lead lap after lap. He was on my rear bumper and I just told myself, ‘I know he’s here, just don’t miss it.’ It was great to beat Donny here for the Nationals. He beat me a few years ago, and he’s the best there is.”

“I gave it everything I had,” said Schatz. “I was kind of surprised when the racetrack changed like that, but it did. We just had to change with it. I seen (Larson) get to the bottom, and I thought there was no way there was rubber down there. Sure enough, it was kind of chalked up. I got closer to him and the laps wound down. I thought the lapped car was going to hold him up so I smoked it up into three. I gave it the old ‘Hail Mary!’ It didn’t quite come out in the spot I wanted. It’s good to come here and have a decent run. Kyle’s been knocking on the door of this forever, and he’s definitely a ‘one-off’ talent. If we ever see anything like that in our lifetime again, I guess it will be pretty rare. It feels good to be back here with all the fans.”

“I gave a little too much track position the first 25 laps,” said Sweet. “I didn’t get a very good start and the track was a little crumbly up top after the track rework. We had to work our way back up there, and once we got to third, I felt we could pace Donny. Kyle was kind of out. We searched the racetrack and found some rubber in spots. Luckily, we brought it home third and we can’t complain. Hat’s off to Kyle and Donny. I felt like we had a really good car. It was just going to be tough driving up by Donny and Kyle.”

The crowd had a chance to say their good-byes to Jac Haudenschild who is retiring from his Hall of Fame career after this season. He was serenaded on both the front and backstretch. His night ended in the B main.

Join us for Iowa Corn Growers Association Districts 5 and 9 Season Championship Night on Saturday, August 28! For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s Championship Results

E main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. 7s, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (1); 2. 2DC, Dylan Cisney, Port Royal, PA (5); 3. 1a, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (6); 4. 7c, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (3); 5. 13s, Tyler Esh, Quarryville, PA (9); 6. 15m, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (8) / 7. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (10); 8. 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN (7); 9. 83A, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (2); 10. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (4) DNS – 1z, Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, PA; 9G, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA; 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA; 35P, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN; 2m, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA; 101, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN; 5x, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN. Trunk Bar $300 First NQ: Ingle.

D main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (2); 2. 73A, Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI (3); 3. 7w, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (4); 4. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (1); 5. 2KS, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (5); 6. 53, Jessie Attard, Landilo, NSW, Aust. (6) / 7. 1x, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (12); 8. 1m, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (15); 9. 9JR, Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (11); 10. 97, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (13); 11. 55K, Robbie Kendall, Catonsville, MD (9); 12. 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (14); 13. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (10); 14. Jacob Allen (21); 15. 10, Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN (16); 16. 21w, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (17); 17. 11T, TJ Stutts, Liverpool, PA (18); 18. Jason Sides (19); 19. Dylan Cisney (20); 20. John Carney II (22); 21. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (7); 22. Tyler Esh (23); 23. Bobby Mincer (24); 24. 20G, Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (8) DNS – 07, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can.; 5w, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA. Trunk Bar $600 First NQ: Bubak.

C main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (2); 2. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (9); 3. 11N, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (3); 4. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11) / 5. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (7); 6. 28, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (4); 7. 11TK, Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA (15); 8. N47, Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (18); 9. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (5); 10. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (10); 11. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (14); 12. Mark Dobmeier (20); 13. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (6); 14. 83T, Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (17); 15. 5V, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (12); 16. Jessie Attard (22); 17. Dustin Selvage (21); 18. 55W, Mike Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (13); 19. Jack Dover (19); 20. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (8); 21. Chad Kemenah (23); 22. 2c, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (1); 23. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (16) DNS - Scotty Thiel; 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD.

B main (started), 22 Laps, 6:47.5: 1. 41, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (2); 2. 14, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (7); 3. 26, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (5); 4. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (8) / 5. 11m, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (4); 6. 17w, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (12); 7. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (6); 8. 25, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (10); 9. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (17); 10. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (9); 11. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (13); 12. 0, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (15); 13. Sawyer Phillips (23); 14. Ayrton Gennetten (21); 15. 42, Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA (3); 16. 39, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (18); 17. Hunter Schuerenberg (20); 18. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (16); 19. 17x, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (1); 20. 70, Sammy Swindell, Lakeland, TN (19); 21. Zeb Wise (24); 22. 91, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (14); 23. Harli White (22); 24. 22, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (11). DNS – 5, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN.

A main (started), 50 Laps, NT: 1. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (3); 2. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (5); 3. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (2); 4. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (1); 5. 1s, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (8); 6. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (4); 7. 9, James McFadden, Alice Springs, NT, Aust. (13); 8. 83, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (7); 9. Carson Macedo (17); 10. Sheldon Haudenschild (20); 11. Kerry Madsen (18); 12. 0, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (11); 13. 73, Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN (15); 14. 71, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (23); 15. 3z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (24); 16. 49x, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (10); 17. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (22); 18. 2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (6); 19. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (14); 20. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (9); 21. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (12); 22. Cory Eliason (19); 23. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (21); 24. 48, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (16). Lap Leaders: G. Scelzi 1-10, Schatz 11-24, Larson 25-50. Hard-charger: S. Haudenschild.

Awards

Horsepower, Inc. Throwback Car of the Nationals – 1. 15m, Bobby Mincer ($2,000) 2. Jac Haudenschild ($1,000) 3. Justin Peck ($500)

Hoseheads Rookie of the Year – Ayrton Gennetten ($1,000)

Best Appearing Car – 1. Cory Eliason ($500) 2. Sye Lynch ($250) 3. Carson Macedo ($150)

Best Appearing Crew – 1. Jason Johnson Racing #41 ($500) 2. Buch Racing #73 ($250) 3. Rudeen Racing #26 ($150)

Calvin and Janna Knapp Best Appearing Helmet – 1. James McFadden ($500) 2. Jac Haudenschild ($300) 3. Brock Zearfoss ($200)

Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award – 1. Gio Scelzi ($6,000) 2. Brian Brown ($2,500) 3. Justin Henderson ($1,000)

SprintCarUnlimited.com Pole Award – Gio Scelzi ($2,000)

 

 

Rico Abreu Wins; Anthony Macri, Shane Stewart and Brock Zearfoss Also Qualify for Knoxville Nationals Finale!

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 13, 2021) – Rico Abreu was the class of the field on FVP “Hard Knox” Night Friday at the 60th NOS Energy Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s. Rico’s third career win at Knoxville Raceway was his second on Friday night of the Nationals. The win gave the St. Helena, California native a starting spot in Saturday night’s championship event. He will be joined by top four finishers Anthony Macri, Shane Stewart (his 20th straight final) and Brock Zearfoss. The top four all also earned $4,000 for their finishes.

Clint Garner’s feature came to a halt before it began with an oil tank issue. Jac Haudenschild was a popular early leader in his last Nationals, while Abreu, Kyle Reinhardt, Macri and Zearfoss chased him. By lap three, Macri was by Reinhardt for third.

Abreu tracked down his teammate and passed him for the lead low in turn four on the sixth lap. Macri followed him into second two laps later. The only caution of the race came eleven laps in, when Ayrton Gennetten stopped with suspension issues while running thirteenth.

Abreu led Macri, Haudenschild, Reinhardt and Zearfoss back to green flag racing. Stewart, who started eleventh shot from sixth to the fourth and final transfer in Saturday’s championship on lap 13, taking that spot from Reinhardt.

Lapped traffic began to factor with six to go, and Stewart continued his climb by taking third from Haudenschild on lap 21. Zearfoss was also on a roll, and passed Jac on the backstretch with just two laps to go to garner the highly important fourth position.

Stewart shot by Macri for second on the white flag lap, but the Dillsburg, Pennsylvania driver gained it back on the final lap. Following Abreu, Macri, Stewart and Zearfoss was Scott Bogucki, who will start 11th in Saturday’s B main. Haudenschild, Shane Golobic, Bill Balog, Reinhardt and Lynton Jeffrey rounded out the top ten. Daryn Pittman and Abreu set quick time in their respective groups atop the 69-car field. Stewart, Balog, Josh Schneiderman, McKenna Haase, Wayne Johnson and Davey Heskin won the heats. Pittman and Sammy Swindell won B mains.

“My guys worked so hard,” said Abreu, who was in Victory Lane for the first time this year. “It’s just a matter of time before things start clicking. As a team owner running two cars with Jac, and seeing all the important memories he’s been creating this year, being on the front row together is pretty special. It’s just great momentum. We’ve been to Knoxville four times this year, and we haven’t been outside the top five.”

“I’m ecstatic!” said Macri of his second place run. “I’m speechless. There before the feature, I could of puked. This is honestly a dream come true. We had to wait until Friday to put it in the show, but we’re in the show. This is unreal.”

“We’re very happy to get this car in the show,” said Stewart. “I was a little worried starting eleventh. I knew I was going to have my work cut out for me, but the car was really good. I gained a few spots on the first lap, which is so crucial with the crowd we’re running with these days. We searched for speed all week. I felt good in my heat race tonight, and we fine-tuned it from there. I felt the yellow came out at the right time for me, and I regained my composure from there.”

“(Starting) last or not, it doesn’t matter,” said Zearfoss. “You’re in the show. The only way to go is forward now. That track was technical. There was a big hole in the middle of three. You just had to drive through it if you were up there, and the bottom was super-thin. I had three tires up on the berm there in the middle of the race just trying to make traction. Shane got by us, and that made my job a little tougher. I don’t know, I just got up in the seat a little more and this is awesome. Two Knoxville Nationals in three attempts is pretty cool.”

The 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s continues Saturday, August 13 with championship night! For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s FVP “Hard Knox” Night Results

Time Trials Group A (started), 2 laps: 1. 39, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (12), 15.583; 2. 22, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (3), 15.686; 3. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (25), 15.700; 4. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (29), 15.706; 5. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (31), 15.732; 6. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (5), 15.736; 7. 3Z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (17), 15.757; 8. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (18), 15.765; 9. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (32), 15.767; 10. 71, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (8), 15.787; 11. 25, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (19), 15.832; 12. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (15), 15.869; 13. 55K, Robbie Kendall, Catonsville, MD (16), 15.877; 14. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (7), 15.890; 15. 5V, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (9), 15.899; 16. 1Z, Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (26), 15.920; 17. 73A, Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI (13), 15.927; 18. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (4), 15.946; 19. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (33), 15.970; 20. N47, Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (10), 15.977; 21. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (27), 15.999; 22. 5W, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA (23), 15.999; 23. 07, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (6), 16.02; 24. 2KS, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (14), 16.022; 25. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (30), 16.022; 26. 2DC, Dylan Cisney, Port Royal, PA (21), 16.030; 27. 1M, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (34), 16.073; 28. 21W, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (28), 16.201; 29. 9JR, Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (20), 16.252; 30. 7C, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (11), 16.268; 31. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (22), 16.278; 32. 97, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (24), 16.298; 33. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (35), 16.322; 34. 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN (2), 16.652; 35. 13S, Tyler Esh, Lancaster, PA (1), 16.928

Time Trials Group B (started), 2 laps: 1. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (16), 15.874; 2. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (14), 15.888; 3. 55W, Mike Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (3), 15.918; 4. 28, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (1), 15.937; 5. 91, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (18), 16.031; 6. 83J, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (10), 16.034; 7. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (17), 16.037; 8. 70, Sammy Swindell, Lakeland, TN (6), 16.046; 9. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (11), 16.073; 10. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (8), 16.075; 11. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (19), 16.088; 12. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (31), 16.123; 13. 83T, Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (13), 16.179; 14. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (23), 16.203; 15. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (24), 16.226; 16. 5XX, Zeb Wise, Angola, IN (33), 16.343; 17. 11N, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (5), 16.357; 18. 53, Jessie Attard, Landilo, NSW, Aust. (20), 16.360; 19. 20G, Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (22), 16.362; 20. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (2), 16.403; 21. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (9), 16.433; 22. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (21), 16.477; 23. 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (15), 16.490; 24. 1X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (25), 16.491; 25. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (28), 16.494; 26. 11T, TJ Stutts, Liverpool, PA (30), 16.511; 27. 9G, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (4), 16.523; 28. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (34), 16.558; 29. 10, Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN (12), 16.559; 30. 35P, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (26), 16.615; 31. 11TK, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (32), 16.623; 32. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (27), 16.690; 33. 83A, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (29), 16.942; 34. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (7), 16.998

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Shane Stewart (1); 2. Brock Zearfoss (2); 3. Anthony Macri (3) / 4. Daryn Pittman (4); 5. Robbie Kendall (5); 6. Riley Goodno (10); 7. Lucas Wolfe (8); 8. Tori Knutson (11); 9. Terry McCarl (9); 10. Logan Wagner (6); 11. Austin McCarl (7) DNS - 12. Matt Moro

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.8: 1. Bill Balog (2); 2. Scott Bogucki (1); 3. Jac Haudenschild (4) / 4. Clint Garner (3); 5. Tasker Phillips (5); 6. Skylar Gee (8); 7. Scotty Thiel (6); 8. Derek Hagar (10); 9. Marcus Dumesny (7); 10. Greg Wilson (11); 11. Dylan Cisney (9); 12. Tyler Esh (12)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.9: 1. Josh Schneiderman (1); 2. Ayrton Gennetten (2); 3. AJ Moeller (6) / 4. Roger Crockett (3); 5. Matt Juhl (4); 6. Chad Kemenah (8); 7. Colby Copeland (5); 8. Don Droud Jr. (9); 9. Mark Dobmeier (7); 10. John Carney II (10); 11. Jason Sides (11)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.8: 1. McKenna Haase (1); 2. Hunter Schuerenberg (2); 3. Rico Abreu (4) / 4. Tim Shaffer (3); 5. Jack Dover (8); 6. Tim Kaeding (11); 7. Zeb Wise (6); 8. Tanner Carrick (5); 9. Noah Gass (7); 10. Chris Martin (10); 11. Joe Simbro (12); 12. Kevin Ingle (9)

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:13.5: 1. Wayne Johnson (1); 2. Kyle Reinhardt (3); 3. Carson McCarl (5) / 4. Jacob Allen (4); 5. Sammy Swindell (2); 6. Harli White (6); 7. Jeff Swindell (10); 8. TJ Stutts (9); 9. Jordan Goldesberry (7); 10. Bobby Mincer (11); 11. Ryan Roberts (8)

Heat six (started), 8 Laps, 2:13.5: 1. Davey Heskin (1); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 3. Shane Golobic (2) / 4. Sawyer Phillips (5); 5. Ryan Giles (9); 6. Jake Bubak (8); 7. Mike Wagner (4); 8. Dustin Selvage (7); 9. Jessie Attard (6); 10. Austin Miller (11); 11. Skylar Prochaska (10)

B main #1 (started), 12 Laps, 3:31.6: 1. Daryn Pittman (1); 2. Clint Garner (3); 3. Roger Crockett (4) / 4. Matt Juhl (2); 5. Colby Copeland (7); 6. Tasker Phillips (6); 7. Terry McCarl (14); 8. Marcus Dumesny (9); 9. Mark Dobmeier (10); 10. Scotty Thiel (8); 11. Chad Kemenah (13); 12. Skylar Gee (12); 13. Lucas Wolfe (11); 14. Robbie Kendall (5); 15. Derek Hagar (18); 16. Greg Wilson (21); 17. Don Droud Jr. (16); 18. Riley Goodno (17); 19. Jason Sides (20); 20. John Carney II (19); 21. Dylan Cisney (15); 22. Tori Knutson (23); 23. Tyler Esh (22) DNS - 24. Logan Wagner; 25. Austin McCarl; 26. Matt Moro

B main #2 (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Sammy Swindell (4); 2. Harli White (8); 3. Tim Shaffer (3) / 4. Sawyer Phillips (6); 5. Mike Wagner (2); 6. Tim Kaeding (20); 7. Tanner Carrick (5); 8. Zeb Wise (7); 9. Jack Dover (13); 10. Dustin Selvage (12); 11. Jessie Attard (9); 12. Chris Martin (19); 13. Noah Gass (10); 14. Jordan Goldesberry (11); 15. Jake Bubak (15); 16. Ryan Roberts (14); 17. Jeff Swindell (18); 18. TJ Stutts (17); 19. Austin Miller (22); 20. Joe Simbro (23); 21. Jacob Allen (1); 22. Bobby Mincer (21); 23. Kevin Ingle (16) DNS - 24. Ryan Giles 25. Skylar Prochaska

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Rico Abreu (2); 2. Anthony Macri (3); 3. Shane Stewart (11); 4. Brock Zearfoss (5) / 5. Scott Bogucki (13); 6. Jac Haudenschild (1); 7. Shane Golobic (10); 8. Bill Balog (7); 9. Kyle Reinhardt (4); 10. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 11. Josh Schneiderman (15); 12. Davey Heskin (16); 13. Daryn Pittman (19); 14. Sammy Swindell (20); 15. Wayne Johnson (14); 16. Hunter Schuerenberg (8); 17. Harli White (22); 18. Tim Shaffer (23); 19. Roger Crockett (21); 20. AJ Moeller (17); 21. Carson McCarl (18); 22. McKenna Haase (12); 23. Ayrton Gennetten (9) DNS - 24. Clint Garner. Lap Leaders: J. Haudenschild 1-5, Abreu 6-25. Hard-charger: Stewart.

 

 

Brian Brown On Top On Night Two of the Knoxville Nationals!

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 12, 2021) – Brian Brown survived 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s Wolfe Eye Clinic Qualifying Night, garnering his 55th career win at the Knoxville Raceway. The win aboard the Brian Brown Racing #21 paid the Grain Valley, Missouri driver $12,000. The main event saw a number of cars eliminated early, but Brown persevered for his third career preliminary night win at the Nationals.

Before a lap could be completed, two cars were eliminated. First, Shane Stewart exited with mechanical problems, and on the second try, Parker Price-Miller jumped the right rear tire of TJ Stutts and took a wild ride off the turn one fence. He was not seriously injured. Stutts replaced his tire, and Ian Madsen, who also caught the incident, changed a top wing.

Sam Hafertepe Jr. led lap one from the pole, ahead of Brown, Brent Marks, Sye Lynch and Paul McMahan. Carnage ensued on the second circuit, when Carson Macedo clipped the inside berm in turn three, washed up the track, and collected Paul McMahan. Both cars flipped, with McMahan’s bursting into flames. The driver was quickly out and the safety crew on the scene in good time. McMahan was taken in for observation. The incident also collected Kerry Madsen, Sawyer Phillips, Sammy Swindell and Marcus Dumesny. Only Phillips and Swindell would continue.

Brown shot to the lead on the restart, while Tyler Courtney and Rico Abreu moved into fourth and fifth. Marks shot by Hafertepe for second on lap three. Abreu and Courtney battled for the fourth spot, and Brad Sweet entered the fray as well. Contact between Sweet and Courtney resulted in the latter’s rear bumper being knocked off and causing a caution for debris seven laps in.

Brown led Marks, Hafertepe, Abreu and Courtney back to green. Courtney shot by Abreu on lap eight to reclaim fourth, while Sweet and Larson moved into fifth and sixth. Larson jumped up to fifth on lap 11, before Swindell stopped top bring a caution.

Larson used the restart to move into fourth, and Sweet followed him into fifth. The pair clamed third and fourth on lap 13, when Courtney slowed and exited.

The last twelve laps went smoothly for Brown, who entered lapped traffic with seven to go. Larson was able to get by Marks on lap 15 for second, but never seriously mounted a challenge to the leader.

Following Brown and Larson were Marks, Sweet and Abreu. Kasey Kahne, Austin McCarl, Ian Madsen, Kraig Kinser and Sye Lynch rounded out the top ten. After a rain delay of almost and hour and a half, Brown set quick time over the 48-car field. Swindell, Sawyer Phillips, Greg Wilson, Skylar Prochaska and Dumesny won heat races. Jack Dover won the C main and Larson claimed the B. Cale Thomas had a mechanical break that caused him to crash in his heat. He was unhurt.

Gio Scelzi and Sweet (high point driver on Thursday) will share the front row for Saturday’s championship event (full combined points below).

“The ‘GOAT’ was lurking,” said Brown of Larson’s pursuit. “On the first melee, when I heard he was eleventh, I thought that was a lot of cars in one lap. Then I saw, fifth, third and then second. I was going to run the wheels off this thing. It’s been so long since I’ve been in contention for Saturday night. I wanted to get that race going. I couldn’t get going very well, but I didn’t have to work too hard in traffic.”

“We’ll call it tenth to second,” said Larson, who started 21st, but was aided by some competitors being eliminated in incidents. “I was lucky enough to have some holes to idle through it. The night obviously turned out a lot better than I thought it would. I thought I had the bottom of three and four going well. I made too many mistakes to really challenge Brown. He did a good job and didn’t make any mistakes out there. We salvaged a great point night and I think we’ll be starting in the second row for Saturday.”

“I generally struggle here,” said Marks of his previous Knoxville runs. “I seem to race o.k., but we always seem to start deep in the field. We put a whole night together, and the car was really good. We came here with something totally different than what I usually do, and made a lot of changes after the Cappy on Sunday. I’m proud of what we were able to accomplish.”

The 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s continues Friday, August 12 with FVP “Hard Knox” Night. For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s Wolfe Eye Clinic Qualifying Night Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 83, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (16), 15.142; 2. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (31), 15.144; 3. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (23), 15.166; 4. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (8), 15.167; 5. 49X, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (19), 15.186; 6. 14, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust (45), 15.187; 7. 41, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (25), 15.193; 8. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (46), 15.194; 9. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (3), 15.242; 10. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (4), 15.247; 11. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (26), 15.264; 12. 101, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (11), 15.285; 13. 83J, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (21), 15.303; 14. 3Z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (41), 15.308; 15. 5, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (32), 15.335; 16. 39, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (36), 15.354; 17. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (7), 15.360; 18. 22, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (12), 15.362; 19. 1Z, Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (39), 15.367; 20. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (34), 15.377; 21. 42, Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA (29), 15.404; 22. 73A, Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI (10), 15.409; 23. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (28), 15.427; 24. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (27), 15.448; 25. 11T, TJ Stutts, Liverpool, PA (44), 15.481; 26. 71, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (42), 15.494; 27. 5X, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (37), 15.496; 28. 20G, Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (5), 15.506; 29. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (14), 15.527; 30. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (9), 15.561; 31. 70, Sammy Swindell, Lakeland, TN (2), 15.575; 32. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (40), 15.626; 33. 97, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (35), 15.633; 34. 35P, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (20), 15.667; 35. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (6), 15.679; 36. 5V, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (18), 15.683; 37. 10, Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN (1), 15.695; 38. 2DC, Dylan Cisney, Port Royal, PA (30), 15.709; 39. 55W, Mike Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (43), 15.717; 40. N47, Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (47), 15.755; 41. 11N, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (15), 15.863; 42. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (48), 15.962; 43. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (13), 15.969; 44. 13S, Tyler Esh, Lancaster, PA (17), 15.974; 45. 53, Jessie Attard, Landilo, NSW, Aust. (38), 16.022; 46. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (24), 16.037; 47. 11TK, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (33), 27.854; 48. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (22), NT

Heat one (started), 10 Laps, 2:36.1: 1. Sammy Swindell (2); 2. Shane Stewart (1); 3. Sye Lynch (4); 4. Brian Brown (6) / 5. Daryn Pittman (3); 6. Kasey Kahne (8); 7. Kerry Madsen (5); 8. Harli White (7) / 9. Jack Dover (9) DNS - 10. Colby Copeland

Heat two (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Sawyer Phillips (2); 2. Parker Price-Miller (3); 3. Tyler Courtney (8); 4. Carson Macedo (7) / 5. Matt Juhl (5); 6. Scotty Thiel (4); 7. Bobby Mincer (9); 8. Jeff Swindell (1) / 9. Cale Thomas (6) DNS - 10. Tim Kaeding

Heat three (started), 10 Laps, 2:40.6: 1. Greg Wilson (2); 2. Brent Marks (7); 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4); 4. Brad Sweet (8) / 5. Dylan Cisney (1); 6. Jac Haudenschild (5); 7. Noah Gass (3); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (6) / 9. Dustin Selvage (9); 10. Kevin Ingle (10)

Heat four (started), 10 Laps, 2:38.7: 1. Skylar Prochaska (2); 2. Mike Wagner (1); 3. Kraig Kinser (4); 4. Rico Abreu (3) / 5. Kyle Larson (8); 6. Bill Balog (7); 7. Brock Zearfoss (6); 8. Logan Wagner (5) / 9. Tyler Esh (9)

Heat five (started), 10 Laps, 2:40.4: 1. Marcus Dumesny (1); 2. Austin McCarl (2); 3. Paul McMahan (6); 4. TJ Stutts (4) / 5. Jacob Allen (7); 6. Ian Madsen (8); 7. Shane Golobic (5); 8. Chris Martin (3) / 9. Jessie Attard (9)

C main (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Jack Dover (5); 2. Colby Copeland (2); 3. Dustin Selvage (1); 4. Jessie Attard (3) / 5. Kevin Ingle (6); 6. Tyler Esh (4) DNS - 7. Cale Thomas; 8. Tim Kaeding

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Kyle Larson (2); 2. Kerry Madsen (4); 3. Kasey Kahne (1); 4. Ian Madsen (3) / 5. Brock Zearfoss (8); 6. Bill Balog (5); 7. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 8. Shane Golobic (13); 9. Daryn Pittman (9); 10. Chris Martin (16); 11. Dustin Selvage (23); 12. Noah Gass (15); 13. Harli White (19); 14. Colby Copeland (22); 15. Logan Wagner (12); 16. Jac Haudenschild (11); 17. Jessie Attard (24); 18. Jacob Allen (6); 19. Bobby Mincer (20); 20. Jeff Swindell (17); 21. Jack Dover (21); 22. Dylan Cisney (18); 23. Matt Juhl (10); 24. Scotty Thiel (14)

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Kyle Larson (21); 3. Brent Marks (5); 4. Brad Sweet (7); 5. Rico Abreu (13); 6. Kasey Kahne (23); 7. Austin McCarl (18); 8. Ian Madsen (24); 9. Kraig Kinser (9); 10. Sye Lynch (2); 11. Sawyer Phillips (15); 12. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1); 13. Skylar Prochaska (17); 14. Greg Wilson (16); 15. TJ Stutts (10); 16. Mike Wagner (19); 17. Tyler Courtney (8); 18. Sammy Swindell (14); 19. Paul McMahan (3); 20. Carson Macedo (6); 21. Marcus Dumesny (20); 22. Kerry Madsen (22); 23. Parker Price-Miller (12); 24. Shane Stewart (11). Lap Leaders: Hafertepe 1, Brown 2-25. Hard-charger: Larson.

Locked into Saturday’s A main

1 18 Gio Scelzi 487

2 49 Brad Sweet 481

3 57 Kyle Larson 480

4 19 Brent Marks 479

5 15 Donny Schatz 477

6 2 David Gravel 475

7 83 Kasey Kahne 475

8 1S Logan Schuchart 472

9 21 Brian Brown 471

10 49X Ian Madsen 463

11 0 Brooke Tatnell 460

12 7BC Tyler Courtney 460

13 9 James McFadden 459ac

14 7 Justin Henderson 458

15 73 Justin Peck 458

16 48 Danny Dietrich 449

Locked into Saturday’s B main

17 17X Josh Baughman 447

18 41 Carson Macedo 441

19 42 Sye Lynch 436

20 11M Spencer Bayston 435

21 26 Cory Eliason 433

22 11K Kraig Kinser 432

23 5 Paul McMahan 430

24 14 Kerry Madsen 430

25 17 Sheldon Haudenschild 428

26 15H Sam Hafertepe Jr. 428

Qualified for Friday’s “Hard Knox” Program

27 24R Rico Abreu 427

28 1M Don Droud Jr. 426

29 11 Roger Crockett 422

30 3P Sawyer Phillips 418

31 3 Ayrton Gennetten 418

32 17A Austin McCarl 417

33 11T TJ Stutts 415

34 40 Clint Garner 414

35 35P Skylar Prochaska 410

36 97 Greg Wilson 410

37 5XX Zeb Wise 409

38 17B Bill Balog 409

39 49J Josh Schneiderman 408

40 70 Sammy Swindell 406

41 56N Davey Heskin 405

42 5X Parker Price-Miller 401

43 71 Shane Stewart 401

44 91 Kyle Reinhardt 398

45 3Z Brock Zearfoss 398

46 07 Skylar Gee 394

47 2C Wayne Johnson 394

48 7S Jason Sides 393

49 83J Lynton Jeffrey 393

50 39M Anthony Macri 392

51 39 Daryn Pittman 392

52 55W Mike Wagner 391

53 55M McKenna Haase 387

54 1X Jake Bubak 386

55 24 Terry McCarl 386

56 1A Jacob Allen 386

57 N47 Marcus Dumesny 382

58 21W Riley Goodno 382

59 17W Shane Golobic 380

60 28 Tim Shaffer 379

61 5W Lucas Wolfe 379

62 83T Tanner Carrick 374

63 22 Jac Haudenschild 371

64 25 Scott Bogucki 370

65 27 Carson McCarl 365

66 1Z Logan Wagner 365

67 20 AJ Moeller 364

68 09 Matt Juhl 362

69 13 Mark Dobmeier 359

70 2KS Chad Kemenah 359

71 20G Noah Gass 356

72 44 Chris Martin 353

73 73A Scotty Thiel 347

74 101 Cale Thomas 342

75 5V Colby Copeland 327

76 11N Harli White 325

77 83A Austin Miller 323

78 7W Dustin Selvage 322

79 2DC Dylan Cisney 322

80 18R Ryan Roberts 320

81 10 Jeff Swindell 319

82 7TAZ Tasker Phillips 315

83 55K Robbie Kendall 315

84 15M Bobby Mincer 314

85 65 Jordan Goldesberry 310

86 53 Jessie Attard 306

87 9JR Derek Hagar 303

88 7C John Carney II 298

89 53D Jack Dover 296

90 2M Matt Moro 284

91 14K Tori Knutson 281

92 13S Tyler Esh 280

93 2K Kevin Ingle 271

94 9G Ryan Giles 270

95 56 Joe Simbro 267

96 11TK Tim Kaeding 267

97 55 Hunter Schuerenberg 261

 

 

 

David Gravel Continues Knoxville Roll in Nationals Opener!

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 11, 2021) – David Gravel continued his momentum as he won the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals BRANDT Professional Agriculture Qualifying Night at Knoxville Raceway Wednesday. The Watertown, Connecticut driver made it two in a row at Knoxville after winning Sunday’s Fatheadz Eyewear Capitani Classic Presented by Great Southern Bank. The driver of the Big Game Motorsports #2 earned $12,000 for his tenth career win here. Gio Scelzi emerged as the high point driver on the night (complete points below).

Zeb Wise had the lead on lap one, but by only .008 of a second over Justin Henderson. Henderson moved into the lead on lap two, as Wise, Gravel, Peck and Josh Baughman followed. Gravel used the low side to dispose of Wise for the runner-up spot on lap four, as Scelzi entered the top four. On lap six, Scelzi slid in front of Wise in three and four to take third.

Henderson entered lapped traffic two laps before Wise slowed with a rear-end issue nine laps in. The only restart of the race saw Henderson leading Gravel, Scelzi, Peck and James McFadden.

Donny Schatz entered the top five on lap 13, while Henderson maintained his lead heading back into traffic on lap 17. Schatz gained fourth from Peck with five to go.

Up front, Gravel was gaining on Henderson, who slid in front of a lapper. On lap 22, Gravel cruised on the low side to take the lead with three to go.

Gravel’s win came ahead of Scelzi, who gained second on the white flag lap, Schatz who made a last corner pass for third, Henderson and Peck. Sheldon Haudenschild, hard-charger Logan Schuchart, McFadden, Cory Eliason and Spencer Bayston rounded out the top ten. Brooke Tatnell set quick time over the 49-car field, while Josh Schneiderman, Kyle Reinhardt, Riley Goodno, Jake Bubak and Ayrton Gennetten won heats. Tanner Carrick won the C main, and Schuchart claimed the B.

“This car is bad,” said Gravel in Victory Lane. “I’m ready for Saturday. That was a fast paced race. It was wide open on the top. It was starting to get tricky at the end, and that’s why I kind of pulled the trigger on Justin. It started to curb up, and my wing was starting to go back by itself. It just got a little tight at the end. (Henderson) kind of pulled away from me on the restart, and he slid that lapped car and that broke his momentum. I was able to stick the bottom of one and two.”

“I’m not sure how much I did,” said Scelzi. “This car pretty much drives itself around this racetrack. It was an awesome racetrack. I’ve never seen it not build a cushion like that. These guys have nailed the racetrack through the 360’s and the Cappy.”

“We could have got there,” said Schatz about his pursuit of the win. “Twenty-five laps is a lot shorter than it’s going to be come Saturday. We got rolling at the end. Man, you change one thing and you end up changing ten. You try to make a step in a certain direction and you take a step back. That’s what these prelim nights are for. We’ll have a couple days to let the masterminds come up with a plan. We’ll be there.”

The 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s continues Thursday, August 11 with Wolfe Eye Clinic Qualifying Night. For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s BRANDT Professional Agriculture Qualifying Night Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 0, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (4), 15.208; 2. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (2), 15.209; 3. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (16), 15.249; 4. 48, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (14), 15.353; 5. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (1), 15.365; 6. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (41), 15.403; 7. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (20), 15.420; 8. 1M, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (6), 15.448; 9. 2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (47), 15.470; 10. 9, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (31), 15.472; 11. 83T, Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (3), 15.524; 12. 25, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (8), 15.546; 13. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (33), 15.548; 14. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (9), 15.551; 15. 73, Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN (18), 15.551; 16. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (37), 15.568; 17. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (10), 15.596; 18. 28, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (34), 15.596; 19. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (7), 15.619; 20. 5W, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA (42), 15.624; 21. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (26), 15.659; 22. 5XX, Zeb Wise, Angola, IN (25), 15.663; 23. 11M, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (35), 15.684; 24. 2KS, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (22), 15.690; 25. 26, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (43), 15.703; 26. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (23), 15.715; 27. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (15), 15.716; 28. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (29), 15.728; 29. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (44), 15.815; 30. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (48), 15.816; 31. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (28), 15.828; 32. 91, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (39), 15.846; 33. 07, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (36), 15.863; 34. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (46), 15.865; 35. 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (17), 15.868; 36. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (45), 15.902; 37. 83A, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (24), 15.937; 38. 21W, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (19), 15.942; 39. 1X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (40), 15.973; 40. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (11), 16.007; 41. 55K, Robbie Kendall, Catonsville, MD (30), 16.029; 42. 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN (5), 16.043; 43. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (12), 16.068; 44. 7C, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (38), 16.078; 45. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (32), 16.207; 46. 9JR, Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (49), 16.226; 47. 9G, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (21), 16.300; 48. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (27), 16.394; 49. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (13), NT

Heat one (started), 10 Laps, 2:40.5: 1. Josh Schneiderman (2); 2. Jason Sides (1); 3. Justin Henderson (5); 4. Donny Schatz (7) / 5. AJ Moeller (4); 6. Carson McCarl (3); 7. Brooke Tatnell (8); 8. Derek Hagar (10) / 9. Tanner Carrick (6); 10. Robbie Kendall (9)

Heat two (started), 10 Laps, 2:40.8: 1. Kyle Reinhardt (2); 2. Zeb Wise (4); 3. Clint Garner (3); 4. Gio Scelzi (8) / 5. Scott Bogucki (6); 6. Austin Miller (1); 7. Terry McCarl (5); 8. McKenna Haase (7) / 9. Ryan Giles (10); 10. Tori Knutson (9)

Heat three (started), 10 Laps, 2:40.8: 1. Riley Goodno (1); 2. Spencer Bayston (4); 3. Skylar Gee (2); 4. Josh Baughman (6) / 5. Logan Schuchart (8); 6. Mark Dobmeier (3); 7. Don Droud Jr. (7); 8. Tim Shaffer (5) / 9. Matt Moro (9); 10. Joe Simbro (10)

Heat four (started), 10 Laps, 2:39.7: 1. Jake Bubak (1); 2. Davey Heskin (2); 3. Sheldon Haudenschild (3); 4. David Gravel (7) / 5. Anthony Macri (5); 6. Danny Dietrich (8); 7. Wayne Johnson (6); 8. Chad Kemenah (4) / 9. John Carney II (9) DNS - 10. Hunter Schuerenberg

Heat five (started), 10 Laps, 2:38.9: 1. Ayrton Gennetten (3); 2. Cory Eliason (4); 3. Justin Peck (6); 4. James McFadden (7) / 5. Roger Crockett (8); 6. Lucas Wolfe (5); 7. Jordan Goldesberry (1); 8. Tasker Phillips (9) / 9. Ryan Roberts (2)

C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:45.7: 1. Tanner Carrick (1); 2. John Carney II (6); 3. Robbie Kendall (3); 4. Ryan Roberts (2) / 5. Matt Moro (5); 6. Tori Knutson (4); 7. Joe Simbro (8); 8. Ryan Giles (7) DNS - 9. Hunter Schuerenberg

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Logan Schuchart (2); 2. Brooke Tatnell (1); 3. Danny Dietrich (3); 4. Don Droud Jr. (6) / 5. Roger Crockett (4); 6. Anthony Macri (11); 7. Wayne Johnson (8); 8. Terry McCarl (9); 9. Tim Shaffer (10); 10. Lucas Wolfe (12); 11. Carson McCarl (15); 12. Mark Dobmeier (16); 13. Chad Kemenah (14); 14. Tasker Phillips (19); 15. Robbie Kendall (23); 16. McKenna Haase (5); 17. Tanner Carrick (21); 18. AJ Moeller (13); 19. Derek Hagar (20); 20. Ryan Roberts (24); 21. Austin Miller (17); 22. John Carney II (22); 23. Jordan Goldesberry (18); 24. Scott Bogucki (7)

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. David Gravel (6); 2. Gio Scelzi (8); 3. Donny Schatz (7); 4. Justin Henderson (2) / 5. Justin Peck (3); 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (12); 7. Logan Schuchart (21); 8. James McFadden (5); 9. Cory Eliason (10); 10. Spencer Bayston (9); 11. Josh Baughman (4); 12. Brooke Tatnell (22); 13. Ayrton Gennetten (13); 14. Davey Heskin (17); 15. Clint Garner (11); 16. Danny Dietrich (23); 17. Josh Schneiderman (14); 18. Jason Sides (18); 19. Skylar Gee (16); 20. Jake Bubak (20); 21. Kyle Reinhardt (15); 22. Don Droud Jr. (24); 23. Riley Goodno (19); 24. Zeb Wise (1). Lap Leaders: Wise 1, Henderson 2-21, Grave 22-25. Hard-charger: Schuchart.

Friday Point Totals

1 18 Gio Scelzi 487

2 15 Donny Schatz 477

3 2 David Gravel 475

4 1S Logan Schuchart 472

5 0 Brooke Tatnell 460

6 9 James McFadden 459

7 7 Justin Henderson 458

8 73 Justin Peck 458

9 48 Danny Dietrich 449

10 17X Josh Baughman 447

11 11M Spencer Bayston 435

12 26 Cory Eliason 433

13 17 Sheldon Haudenschild 428

14 1M Don Droud Jr. 426

15 11 Roger Crockett 422

16 3 Ayrton Gennetten 418

17 40 Clint Garner 414

18 5XX Zeb Wise 409

19 49J Josh Schneiderman 408

20 56N Davey Heskin 405

21 91 Kyle Reinhardt 398

22 07 Skylar Gee 394

23 2C Wayne Johnson 394

24 7S Jason Sides 393

25 39M Anthony Macri 392

26 55M McKenna Haase 387

27 1X Jake Bubak 386

28 24 Terry McCarl 386

29 21W Riley Goodno 382

30 28 Tim Shaffer 379

31 5W Lucas Wolfe 379

32 83T Tanner Carrick 374

33 25 Scott Bogucki 370

34 27 Carson McCarl 365

35 20 AJ Moeller 364

36 13 Mark Dobmeier 359

37 2KS Chad Kemenah 359

38 83A Austin Miller 323

39 18R Ryan Roberts 320

40 7TAZ Tasker Phillips 315

41 55K Robbie Kendall 315

42 65 Jordan Goldesberry 310

43 9JR Derek Hagar 303

44 7C John Carney II 298

45 2M Matt Moro 284

46 14K Tori Knutson 281

47 9G Ryan Giles 270

48 56 Joe Simbro 267

49 55 Hunter Schuerenberg 261

 

 

Kyle Larson Wins $21,000 Chess Match with Brian Brown for Second Career Front Row Challenge Win!

Colin Smith Wins with Racesavers

by Bill Wright

Oskaloosa, IA, Monday, August 9, 2021 – Kyle Larson won his second career Front Row Challenge title with a thrilling drive on Monday night at the Southern Iowa Speedway. The win, aboard Paul Silva’s #57, was worth $21,000 for the Elk Grove, California native.

A win in the Keith Hutton Memorial DeBerg Concrete King of the Hill Match Race set Brian Brown up on the pole of the 30-lap main event. Brown led Daryn Pittman, Kasey Kahne, Larson and Carson Macedo in the early going.

The leaders entered lapped traffic on the seventh circuit, and Larson worked his way under Kahne for the second spot on lap ten. Kahne battled back and briefly took the spot back on lap 13, but Larson pulled away and then stayed close as a blanket could be thrown over the lead trio of Brown, Pittman and Larson in traffic.

On lap 15, Larson shot around Pittman in turn two to take second and then rode the cushion around Brown to take the lead. Kahne shot by Pittman on lap 16 for third. A caution flew 18 laps in when Cale Thomas came to a stop.

On the ensuing restart, Larson kept his lead while back in the pack, Macedo gained fourth. Anthony Macri joined the top five with eight laps to go, and two circuits later, the final caution flew for a stopped Riley Goodno.

Brown went for broke on the restart and put a slidejob on Larson. He gained the lead in turn one, but Larson regained it with his momentum down the backstretch. He pulled away to another popular win (his first FRC title was in 2018).

Brown, Macedo, Macri and Kahne followed. Pittman, Shane Stewart, Gio Scelzi, Brock Zearfoss and Shane Golobic rounded out the top ten. Several drivers enjoyed contingencies (full list below). Scelzi set quick time, while Zearfoss, Tim Kaeding and John Carney II won heat races.

In the 15-lap $1,000 to win Badger Steel IMCA Racesaver feature, Monty Ferriera led Colin Smith and Jacob Hughes early. Hughes drove under Smith for second shortly thereafter. On lap seven, Jack Potter came to a stop setting up a restart.

The leaders stayed unchanged through a caution for a stopped Nate Weiler on lap nine. Two laps later, disaster struck the leader, as Ferriera came to a rest with four laps to go.

Hughes inherited the point, but Smith jumped him on the restart and sailed to victory over Mike Moore, who nabbed second with two to go, Hughes, Marcus Thomas and Jake Greenwood. Jack Potter, Katlyn Boland, Steve Hurst, Cam Martin and Ferriera completed the top ten.

26th Annual Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting Results and Contingencies

Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge Main Event (started), 30 laps: 1. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (4) 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (1) 3. 41, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (6) 4. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (8) 5. 83, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (2) 6. 39, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (3) 7. 71, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (7) 8. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (5) 9. 3z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (15) 10. 17w, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (10) 11. 11TK, Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA (16) 12. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (12) 13. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (14) 14. 7, John Carney II, El Paso, OK (11) 15. N47, Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (19) 16. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (23) 17. 11, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (9) 18. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (22) 19. 70, Sammy Swindell, Lakeland, TN (20) 20. 101, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (17) 21. 25, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (13) 22. 07, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (18) 23. 53, Jessie Attard, Landilo, NSW, Aust. (24) 24. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (21) DNS – Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO. Lap Leaders: Brown 1-14, Larson 15-30. KSE Steering Pump/ $500 Jack Housby Hard-charger: Martin. March Stuchel Snap-On Mechanic of the Race: Paul Silva.

Seafoam Motor Treatment $500 Quick Time: Gio Scelzi, 15.392 seconds.

Rayce Rudeen/HRP Heat Races ($1,000 in cash and prizes to win)

Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. Brock Zearfoss (1) 2. Shane Golobic (2) 3. Kasey Kahne (4) 4. Brian Brown (5) 5. Austin McCarl (3) 6. Gio Scelzi (6) 7. Kevin Ingle (8) 8. Jessie Attard (7) DNS – Ayrton Gennetten

Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. Tim Kaeding (1) 2. Scott Bogucki (2) 3. Anthony Macri (4) 4. Brent Marks (3) 5. Shane Stewart (5) 6. Carson Macedo (6) 7. Marcus Dumesny (7) 8. Riley Goodno (8)

Heat three (started), 8 laps: 1. John Carney II (2) 2. Skylar Gee (1) 3. Spencer Bayston (4) 4. Daryn Pittman (5) 5. Kyle Larson (6) 6. Cale Thomas (3) 7. Sammy Swindell (7) 8. Chris Martin (8)

DeBerg Concrete $1,000 Keith Hutton Memorial “King of the Hill,” 2 laps:Round one: 1. Kyle Larson (2) 2. Kasey Kahne (4) / 3. Gio Scelzi (1) 4. Shane Stewart (3) Round two: 1. Brian Brown (1) 2. Daryn Pittman (3) / 3. Carson Macedo (2) 4. Anthony Macri (4) Final Round: 1. Brian Brown (2) 2. Kasey Kahne (3) 3. Daryn Pittman (4) 4. Kyle Larson (1)

$1,200 Wilwood Hard Luck Award: Gennetten

$500 Hoseheads Highest Finishing PA Posse: Macri

Two Hoosier Tires from Premier Speedway for Highest Finishing Aussie: Dumesny

Hoosier Tires from Knoxville Raceway: Brown, A. McCarl, Martin

Other Contingencies: Schoenfeld Headers, HRP, BMRS

Badger Steel IMCA Racesavers

A main (started), 15 laps: 1. O5, Colin Smith, Sheldon, IA (3) 2. 69, Mike Moore, Des Moines, IA (7) 3. 8, Jacob Hughes, Hartford, SD (1) 4. 10G, Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, TX (9) 5. 43, Jake Greenwood, Woodward, IA (4) 6. 15, Jack Potter, Lee’s Summit, MO (8) 7. Katelyn Boland, Columbia, MO (11) 8. 45, Steve Hurst, Fremont, NE (10) 9. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (6) 10. 45x, Monty Ferriera, Lincoln, NE (2) 11. 4w, Nate Weiler, Omaha, NE (5) 12. 4L, Mike Houseman Jr., Des Moines, IA (12) DNS – 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA, 53, Joe Miller, Vail, IA. Lap Leaders: Ferriera 1-11, Smith 12-15. Hard-charger: Moore.

Heat one (started), 6 laps: 1. Colin Smith (1) 2. Jake Greenwood (2) 3. Nate Weiler (4) 4. Mike Moore (6) 5. Jack Potter (7) 6. Ryan Navratil (3) 7. Katelyn Boland (5)

Heat two (started), 6 laps: 1. Monty Ferriera (2) 2. Jacob Hughes (5) 3. Cam Martin (7) 4. Marcus Thomas (3) 5. Steve Hurst (4) 6. Joe Miller (1) DNS – Mike Houseman Jr.

 

 

David Gravel Emerges Victorious For Second Career Capitani Classic Win!

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 8, 2021) – For the second time in his career, David Gravel topped the Fatheadz Eyewear Capitani Classic Presented by Great Southern Bank. The Watertown, Connecticut native earned $8,000 aboard the Big Game Motorsports #2 in the last test before next week’s Knoxville Nationals. Gravel last won the Capitani Classic in 2019 and followed that up with a win at the “Granddaddy of them all” the following week.

Before a lap could be completed in the 25-lap main event, Hunter Schuerenberg slowed with ignition issues. Once green, Cory Eliason led the field ahead of Donny Schatz, Gravel, Justin Henderson and Sheldon Haudenschild.

Schatz reeled in the leader and briefly challenged Eliason for the lead on lap eight, but soon Gravel was in pursuit of the runner-up spot, and took that from Schatz as traffic entered the picture on lap 12.

As the lapped car of Kasey Kahne emerged, Eliason chose the cushion, while Gravel chose the low side. The split of Kahne resulted in Gravel taking the lead to complete lap 13.

Behind the leaders, Schatz and Henderson were in pursuit, with Haudenschild taking the fourth spot with just five laps to go. The race changed greatly back in the pack when Carson Macedo did a 360 spin while running eighth with four laps to go.

Gravel led Eliason, Schatz, Haudenschild and Henderson back to green. Kerry Madsen was a big mover, gaining fifth on the restart, and taking fourth from Haudenschild on the white flag lap.

Gravel was never headed in the bottom groove, and earned his ninth career win here. Eliason, Schatz, Madsen and Haudenschild trailed. Brian Brown, Davey Heskin, Henderson, James McFadden and Macedo rounded out the top ten.

Eliason and Schatz set quick time in their respective groups, and Heskin, Roger Crockett, Brad Sweet, Brown, McFadden and Gio Scelzi won heat races. Spencer Bayston and Parker Price-Miller won B mains.

Eliason was paid $2,000 for topping the T-Mobile Pole Shuffle, a series of seven two-car two-lap match races.

“We felt good here,” said Gravel in Victory Lane. “I feel like I’m pretty good around the bottom, and that was the best groove tonight. I kind of screwed up in that Pole Shuffle, but I knew if I started up front, I was going to have a chance. It felt good passing Donny, and Cory was really fast. Once I was able to get by (lapped car) Paul McMahan there, and kind of get some clear track. I just thought the bottom was the dominant place, and I felt if I went high, I was leaving the door open for someone else.”

The 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s commences Wednesday, August 11 and continues through Saturday, August 14. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

10th Annual Fatheadz Eyewear Capitani Classic Presented by Great Southern Bank Results

Time Trials Group #1 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 26, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (5), 15.368; 2. 11M, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (2), 15.405; 3. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (8), 15.440; 4. 71, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (29), 15.442; 5. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (9), 15.541; 6. 14, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (14), 15.583; 7. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (11), 15.603; 8. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (26), 15.611; 9. 49S, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (23), 15.617; 10. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (30), 15.708; 11. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (19), 15.770; 12. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (15), 15.771; 13. 42, Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA (28), 15.790; 14. 9T, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (32), 15.820; 15. 2KS, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (7), 15.841; 16. 39, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (24), 15.904; 17. 5, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (4), 15.926; 18. 3Z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (13), 15.938; 19. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (18), 15.945; 20. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (25), 15.947; 21. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (16), 15.981; 22. 48, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (31), 16.024; 23. 101, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (22), 16.034; 24. 20G, Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (27), 16.035; 25. 11N, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (1), 16.079; 26. 11TK, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (20), 16.142; 27. 11T, TJ Stutts, Liverpool, PA (10), 16.161; 28. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (12), 16.236; 29. 91, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (17), 16.321; 30. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (6), 16.410; 31. 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN (33), 16.524; 32. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (3), NT; 33. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (21), NT

Time Trials Group #2 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 15X, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (5), 15.426; 2. 2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (16), 15.595; 3. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (28), 15.678; 4. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (18), 15.707; 5. 9J, James McFadden, Alice Springs, NT, Aust. (27), 15.822; 6. 5X, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (17), 15.835; 7. 5M, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (9), 15.866; 8. 55V, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (8), 15.867; 9. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (30), 15.888; 10. 41, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (15), 15.906; 11. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (3), 15.995; 12. 13, Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN (14), 16.031; 13. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (19), 16.049; 14. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (21), 16.070; 15. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (31), 16.075; 16. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (4), 16.079; 17. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (2), 16.097; 18. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (10), 16.121; 19. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (13), 16.165; 20. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (6), 16.238; 21. 25, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (23), 16.242; 22. N47, Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (20), 16.245; 23. 70, Sammy Swindell, Lakeland, TN (26), 16.288; 24. 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (11), 16.292; 25. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (12), 16.315; 26. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (25), 16.456; 27. 07, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (1), 16.469; 28. 83T, Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (24), 16.473; 29. 55K, Robbie Kendall, Catonsville, MD (29), 16.686; 30. 7C, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (7), 16.716; 31. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (22), 16.965; 32. 53, Jessie Attard, Landilo, NSW, Aust. (32), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Davey Heskin (2); 2. Shane Golobic (1); 3. Cory Eliason (4) / 4. Daryn Pittman (6); 5. Shane Stewart (3); 6. Tasker Phillips (10); 7. Danny Dietrich (8); 8. McKenna Haase (5); 9. Tori Knutson (9); 10. Harli White (7) DNS – Sye Lynch

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.7: 1. Roger Crockett (2); 2. Justin Henderson (3); 3. Tyler Courtney (1) / 4. Austin McCarl (7); 5. Spencer Bayston (4); 6. Cale Thomas (8); 7. Kasey Kahne (5); 8. Tim Kaeding (9); 9. Presley Truedson (6); 10. Kyle Reinhardt (10)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.7: 1. Brad Sweet (2); 2. Kerry Madsen (3); 3. Sheldon Haudenschild (4) / 4. Brock Zearfoss (6); 5. Riley Goodno (1); 6. Clint Garner (7); 7. Chad Kemenah (5); 8. Noah Gass (8); 9. TJ Stutts (9) DNS – Bobby Mincer

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.6: 1. Brian Brown (3); 2. Carson Macedo (1); 3. Donny Schatz (4) / 4. Paul McMahan (2); 5. Marcus Dumesny (8); 6. Chris Martin (7); 7. Matt Juhl (5); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 9. Joe Simbro (9); 10. Tanner Carrick (10) DNS – Sawyer Phillips

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. James McFadden (3); 2. David Gravel (4); 3. Hunter Schuerenberg (2) / 4. Brent Marks (6); 5. Sammy Swindell (8); 6. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 7. Dustin Selvage (7); 8. Robbie Kendall (9); 9. Ayrton Gennetten (1) DNS – AJ Moeller

Heat six (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Gio Scelzi (4); 2. Justin Peck (1); 3. Josh Baughman (2) / 4. John Carney II (10); 5. Parker Price-Miller (3); 6. Wayne Johnson (5); 7. Ryan Giles (6); 8. Ryan Roberts (8); 9. Scott Bogucki (7); 10. Skylar Gee (9)

T-Mobile $2,000 Pole Shuffle

Pole Shuffle #1 (started), 2 Laps, :33.5: 1. Brian Brown (2); 2. Kerry Madsen (1)

Pole Shuffle #2 (started), 2 Laps, :32.6: 1. Gio Scelzi (1); 2. Brian Brown (2)

Pole Shuffle #3 (started), 2 Laps, :33.2: 1. Justin Henderson (1); 2. Gio Scelzi (2)

Pole Shuffle #4 (started), 2 Laps, :33.9: 1. Justin Henderson (2); 2. David Gravel (1)

Pole Shuffle #5 (started), 2 Laps, :33.4: 1. Justin Henderson (2); 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (1)

Pole Shuffle #6 (started), 2 Laps, :32.6: 1. Donny Schatz (1); 2. Justin Henderson (2)

Pole Shuffle Final (started), 2 Laps, :33.6: 1. Cory Eliason (1); 2. Donny Schatz (2)

B main #1 (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Spencer Bayston (1); 2. Kasey Kahne (4); 3. Shane Stewart (2) / 4. Daryn Pittman (6); 5. Austin McCarl (8); 6. Chad Kemenah (5); 7. Clint Garner (9); 8. McKenna Haase (7); 9. Riley Goodno (3); 10. Cale Thomas (11); 11. Kyle Reinhardt (17); 12. Tasker Phillips (14); 13. Noah Gass (10); 14. Tori Knutson (16); 15. Tim Kaeding (12); 16. TJ Stutts (15); 17. Harli White (13) DNS – Presley Truedson, Brock Zearfoss, Danny Dietrich, Bobby Mincer, Sye Lynch, Carson McCarl, Terry McCarl

B main #2 (started), 12 Laps, 3:29.7: 1. Parker Price-Miller (1); 2. Paul McMahan (2); 3. Brent Marks (7) / 4. Ayrton Gennetten (3); 5. Scott Bogucki (11); 6. Matt Juhl (4); 7. Marcus Dumesny (10); 8. Ryan Roberts (12); 9. John Carney II (18); 10. Dustin Selvage (14); 11. Ryan Giles (8); 12. Chris Martin (15); 13. Skylar Gee (17); 14. Tanner Carrick (16); 15. Wayne Johnson (5); 16. Sawyer Phillips (9); 17. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 18. Joe Simbro (20); 19. Robbie Kendall (19); 20. Sammy Swindell (13) DNS – Sam Hafertepe Jr., AJ Moeller, Jessie Attard

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. David Gravel (5); 2. Cory Eliason (1); 3. Donny Schatz (2); 4. Kerry Madsen (8); 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (4); 6. Brian Brown (7); 7. Davey Heskin (9); 8. Justin Henderson (3); 9. James McFadden (10); 10. Carson Macedo (16); 11. Brad Sweet (13); 12. Justin Peck (18); 13. Shane Stewart (23); 14. Spencer Bayston (19); 15. Brent Marks (24); 16. Shane Golobic (15); 17. Tyler Courtney (17); 18. Roger Crockett (11); 19. Parker Price-Miller (20); 20. Kasey Kahne (21); 21. Paul McMahan (22); 22. Josh Baughman (14); 23. Gio Scelzi (6); 24. Hunter Schuerenberg (12). Lap Leaders: Eliason 1-12, Gravel 13-25. Hard-charger: Stewart.

 

 

Gio Scelzi Wins Electrifying My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals!

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 7, 2021) – Gio Scelzi put himself on top of the 360 sprint car world Saturday night by winning the 31st Annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank. The Fresno, California native’s win came aboard the KCP Racing #18 and was put $15,000 in his coffers.

Daryn Pittman found the low groove to his liking, as he led the 25-lap main event early over Shane Golobic, Scelzi, Clint Garner and Sam Hafertepe Jr. Scelzi worked by Golobic for the runner-up spot on lap two, and Justin Henderson entered the top five.

Henderson continued his climb, passing Garner for fourth on lap five. The South Dakota pair’s battle was not over, however, as they traded the spot three times in the next four laps, with Henderson eventually nailing down the spot.

Meanwhile, up front, Scelzi briefly moved by Pittman in turn two for the lead, but surrendered the spot by the checkered flag on lap nine. On lap twelve, several cars in the back were in a gaggle and Brian Brown tipped over. He returned to race, but pulled off shortly after.

Pittman led Scelzi, Golobic, Henderson and Garner back to green. Brooke Tatnell jumped from seventh to fifth on the restart. Henderson shot by Golobic to enter the top three on lap 14, and Tatnell followed him into fourth on lap 17.

Pittman was trailed closely by Scelzi and the last five laps really heated up. Scelzi went through the middle of turn four to edge ahead on lap 23. Pittman stormed back on the bottom to lead at the white flag.

Pittman attempted to steal Scelzi’s high groove in one and two. Scelzi went high into turn one, and then turned down to the low side of turn two in what would be a winning diamond move.

Scelzi raced to the checkers ahead of Pittman, Henderson, Golobic and Tatnell. Hafertepe, Garner, Scott Bogucki, Terry McCarl and hard-charger Tyler Courtney rounded out the top ten. Matt Covington started the night out by winning the D main, and Michael Faccinto took the C main. Cory Eliason claimed the B main.

New Jersey’s Kyle Reinhardt was the highest finishing Rookie. The Knoxville 360 Booster Club awarded Clint Garner ($1,000) and Jamie Ball ($500) as the highest finishing Knoxville 360 regulars. The DGRD Best Appearing Car was the #23K of Rob Kubli ($360).

“I was running as hard as I could,” said Scelzi in Victory Lane. “My car was unbelievable. I love Bernie (Stuebgen). I can’t believe it. To win a crown jewel like this is unbelievable. I love this place. Pittman was so good on the bottom, I just never gave up. He’s such a smart racer. He broke my momentum going into one, and luckily I could drive back underneath him.”

“We just got beat,” said Pittman. “Those are hard to take as a driver. I thought we were good. (Gio) has been phenomenal since last week when he won here, and he unloaded and ran really well. To get that close and let it go on the last lap is tough. This team works really hard and we’ve been getting better. I’m having fun driving the car. Congratulations to Gio and the whole KCP team. I’ve got to give it to him. I think the bottom was the preferred line and he drove by me. I fully expected him to come across my nose and he didn’t. He ran his line and flat beat me clean.”

“We started eighth and had a quality racecar,” said the third place Henderson. “The motor was running really well, and it got a little hot under the red and spit out a bunch of water, but this is the 360 Nationals and we wanted to win. Congratulations to Gio, and good job to Daryn Pittman, but if we had started a few rows farther up, we might have had something. Eighth to third is nothing to kick the dirt about, and we’re really proud of this team.”

The 10th Annual Fatheadz Eyewear Capitani Classic Presented by Great Southern Bank commences Sunday, August 8! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

31st Annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank Results

D main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (3); 2. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanborn, MN (1); 3. 11N, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (8); 4. 2F, Casey Friedrichsen, Odebolt, IA (2); 5. 21G, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO (6); 6. 18T, Tanner Holmes, Jacksonville, OR (11) / 7. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (9); 8. 66, Chase Dunham, Leipsic, OH (10); 9. 8M, Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (14); 10. 17B, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD (5); 11. 19, Wes Wofford, Alamogordo, NM (19); 12. 22s, Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO (12); 13. 86, Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, SD (13); 14. 13MJ, Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN (7); 15. 88, Rowdy Reber, Rapid City, SD (23); 16. 55B, Brandon Anderson, Glenpool, OK (20); 17. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (15); 18. 116, Vance Wofford, Alamogordo, NM (18); 19. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (21); 20. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (16); 21. 57B, Boyd Peterson, Ithaca, NE (22); 22. 23, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (17); 23. 2, Chase Porter, St. Joseph, MO (4); 24. 35s, Jason Shultz, Carlisle, PA (24) DNS – 77x, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can.; 75, Tyler Blank, California, MO; 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA; 2c, Whit Gastineau, Moore, OK; 18w, Lorne Wofford, Alamogordo, NM; 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA

C main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. 5H, Michael Faccinto, Hanford, CA (1); 2. 5V, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (2); 3. 91, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (10); 4. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (7) / 5. 7c, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (12); 6. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (11); 7. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (13); 8. Tanner Holmes (24); 9. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (17); 10. 9m, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (8); 11. 22x, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (18); 12. 7M, Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (16); 13. Gunner Ramey (23); 14. 83A, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (5); 15. Casey Friedrichsen (22); 16. 83T, Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (9); 17. 22L, Connor Loeffler, Georgetown, SC (4); 18. Harli White (21); 19. 36, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (6); 20. 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (14); 21. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (3); 22. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (15); 23. Christopher Thram (20); 24. Matt Covington (19) DNS – 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA; 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA

B main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. 26, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (1); 2. 01, Sammy Swindell, Lakeland, TN (2); 3. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (3); 4. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (9) / 5. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (5); 6. 22MM, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (4); 7. 47x, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (6); 8. 63, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (11); 9. 94, Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN (16); 10. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (13); 11. Calvin Landis (24); 12. 97, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (20); 13. Michael Faccinto (21); 14. Colby Copeland (22); 15. Kyle Reinhardt (23); 16. 27B, Jake Martens, Fairview, OK (17); 17. 2m, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (15); 18. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (10); 19. 7, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (18); 20. 9x, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (7); 21. 13v, Seth Brahmer, Wisner, NE (19); 22. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (12); 23. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (8); 24. 9JR, Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (14)

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (4); 2. 39, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (2); 3. 83H, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (8); 4. 17w, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (1); 5. 14, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (12); 6. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (3); 7. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (6); 8. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (11); 9. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (5); 10. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (19); 11. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (9); 12. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (7); 13. Cory Eliason (21); 14. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (13); 15. Austin McCarl (23); 16. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (14); 17. Sammy Swindell (22); 18. 35P, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (10); 19. 69, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (20); 20. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15); 21. 24w, Garet Williamson, Kingdom City, MO (16); 22. 4w, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (17); 23. 64, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (18); 24. Brian Brown (24). Lap Leaders: Pittman 1-22, G. Scelzi 23, Pittman 24, G. Scelzi 25. Hard-charger: Courtney. $1,000 Knoxville 360 Booster Club Award: Garner. $500 Knoxville 360 Booster Club Award: Ball. Rookie of the Year: Reinhardt. $360 DGRD Best Appearing Car: Kubli.

 

 

Late Pass Nets Win for Gio Scelzi on Night #2 of My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank!

Daryn Pittman is Friday’s High Point Getter, and Earns Front Row Starting Spot Beside Shane Golobic

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 6, 2021) – Gio Scelzi emerged victorious on Night #2 of the 31st Annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank. The Fresno, California native netted $3,000 aboard the KCP Racing #18 sprinter. Oklahoma’s Daryn Pittman was the high point getter in Friday’s action and will start beside California’s Shane Golobic in Saturday’s championship event.

Carson McCarl led early in the 20-lap feature event, ahead of Scott Bogucki, Skylar Prochaska, Scelzi and Terry McCarl. Most action early was back in the pack, where B main winner, Sawyer Phillips, had charged up ten spots in the first six laps.

The leaders entered lapped traffic at the halfway point of the non-stop event, and things got interesting. Prochaska, who had started on the pole, shot under Bogucki into the runner-up position on lap 12. Scelzi also took off about that time, and on lap 13, in heavy lapped traffic, he shot from fourth to second, surviving a close call with Prochaska.

Scelzi suddenly pulled up to the rear bumper of the leader. As McCarl cruised on the low side of one and two, Scelzi chose a line through the middle and shot around to lead lap 19. He pulled away for his second career 360 win here (his first came last Saturday, July 31).

Following Scelzi and McCarl across the line were Prochaska, Bogucki and Pittman. Terry McCarl, Brooke Tatnell, Clint Garner, Ian Madsen and Jake Bubak rounded out the top ten. Pittman set quick time over the 47-car field, while Scelzi, Jake Martens, Bubak, Colby Copeland and Seth Brahmer won heats. Sawyer Phillips won the B main. B main flip victims included Boyd Peterson, Whit Gastineau, Tyler Blank and Rowdy Reber. (Tentative Feature Lineups Below)

“I got stuck behind Skylar there for a while,” said Scelzi in Victory Lane. “He was just good enough that I couldn’t clear him on top. Once I got clear of him, I got going. I lost track of where Carson was at, and he was right in front of me. Amazing car, this thing pretty much drove itself. When I could finally get out front and get my own lane running, I felt awesome.”

“The car felt really good,” said McCarl. “My guys gave me a great car. We got to traffic there, and there was so much juice in one and two, I could kind of go through the middle. I just slowed down a little too much. I knew there weren’t too many laps to go, and I just slowed down to make sure I didn’t miss it. Gio was able to stick that middle and get right around me. It was a great night for our team.”

“We were a little off at the beginning,” said Prochaska. “I can’t complain about the car. I made a couple of mistakes. Carson got out there, and I made another mistake and Gio got by me. I can’t complain about much. We’ll do it again tomorrow.”

The 31st Annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank concludes on championship night, Saturday, August 7! The Pace Performance Pro Sprints will also be in action. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

31st Annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank Night #2 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 39, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (1), 16.128; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (3), 16.370; 3. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 16.513; 4. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (7), 16.553; 5. 83A, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (24), 16.576; 6. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (45), 16.622; 7. 47X, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (11), 16.630; 8. 14, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (12), 16.713; 9. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (15), 16.733; 10. 97, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (6), 16.743; 11. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (34), 16.757; 12. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (16), 16.757; 13. 35P, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (5), 16.810; 14. 64, Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. (42), 16.842; 15. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (19), 16.847; 16. 7M, Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (14), 16.877; 17. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (37), 16.889; 18. 7C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (47), 16.920; 19. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (8), 16.927; 20. 22L, Connor Loeffler, Georgetown, SC (4), 16.962; 21. 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (23), 16.966; 22. 27B, Jake Martens, Fairview, OK (28), 16.977; 23. 9X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (32), 16.984; 24. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (17), 17.032; 25. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Wisner, NE (18), 17.049; 26. 7, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (33), 17.073; 27. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (43), 17.086; 28. 83T, Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (27), 17.175; 29. 5V, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (25), 17.207; 30. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (26), 17.214; 31. 13MJ, Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN (21), 17.220; 32. 18T, Tanner Holmes, Jacksonville, OR (30), 17.226; 33. 21G, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO (20), 17.242; 34. 2C, Whit Gastineau, Moore, OK (40), 17.283; 35. 75, Tyler Blank, California, MO (9), 17.317; 36. 17B, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD (36), 17.320; 37. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Ca (46), 17.411; 38. 19, Wes Wofford, Alamogordo, NM (29), 17.426; 39. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (38), 17.506; 40. 11N, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (44), 17.539; 41. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (13), 17.544; 42. 88, Rowdy Reber, Rapid City, SD (39), 17.724; 43. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (31), 17.743; 44. 116, Vance Wofford, Alamogordo, NM (10), 17.797; 45. 57B, Boyd Peterson, Ithaca, NE (35), 17.952; 46. 55B, Brandon Anderson, Glenpool, OK (41), 18.229; 47. 35S, Jason Shultz, Carlisle, PA (22), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.1: 1. Gio Scelzi (4); 2. Terry McCarl (5); 3. John Carney II (1); 4. Daryn Pittman (6) / 5. Chance Morton (3); 6. Ryan Roberts (2); 7. Ryan Bickett (8); 8. Brandon Halverson (7); 9. John Anderson (9) DNS - 10. Brandon Anderson

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.5: 1. Jake Martens (2); 2. Jeff Swindell (1); 3. Carson McCarl (4); 4. Clint Garner (6) / 5. Davey Heskin (3); 6. Dylan Westbrook (5); 7. Alex Hill (8); 8. Tanner Holmes (7) DNS - 9. Rowdy Reber

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.4: 1. Jake Bubak (2); 2. Skylar Prochaska (4); 3. Tanner Carrick (1); 4. Brooke Tatnell (5) / 5. Devin Kline (3); 6. Sawyer Phillips (6); 7. Wes Wofford (8); 8. Gunner Ramey (7); 9. Mike Johnston (9)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.3: 1. Colby Copeland (1); 2. Ian Madsen (4); 3. AJ Moeller (2); 4. Scott Bogucki (5); 5. Chris Martin (3); 6. Matt Covington (8); 7. Tyler Courtney (6); 8. Whit Gastineau (7); 9. Vance Wofford (9)

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:19.8: 1. Seth Brahmer (2); 2. Josh Higday (4); 3. Connor Loeffler (3); 4. Christian Bowman (1); 5. Greg Wilson (5); 6. Austin Miller (6); 7. Harli White (8); 8. Tyler Blank (7); 9. Boyd Peterson (9) DNS - 10. Jason Shultz

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:28.5: 1. Sawyer Phillips (1); 2. Tyler Courtney (2); 3. Dylan Westbrook (4); 4. Davey Heskin (7); 5. Greg Wilson (5); 6. Devin Kline (8); 7. Ryan Roberts (10); 8. Chris Martin (9); 9. Matt Covington (19); 10. Austin Miller (3); 11. Ryan Bickett (16); 12. Harli White (18); 13. Alex Hill (17); 14. Gunner Ramey (13); 15. Brandon Anderson (24); 16. John Anderson (21); 17. Vance Wofford (22); 18. Brandon Halverson (11); 19. Chance Morton (6); 20. Tanner Holmes (12); 21. Tyler Blank (15); 22. Boyd Peterson (25); 23. Mike Johnston (23); 24. Whit Gastineau (14); 25. Rowdy Reber (20) DNS - 26. Wes Wofford; 27. Jason Shultz

A main (started), 20 Laps, 5:57.4: 1. Gio Scelzi (3); 2. Carson McCarl (2); 3. Skylar Prochaska (1); 4. Scott Bogucki (4); 5. Daryn Pittman (8); 6. Terry McCarl (6); 7. Brooke Tatnell (5); 8. Clint Garner (7); 9. Ian Madsen (9); 10. Jake Bubak (13); 11. Sawyer Phillips (21); 12. Tyler Courtney (22); 13. Jeff Swindell (17); 14. John Carney II (16); 15. Davey Heskin (24); 16. Dylan Westbrook (23); 17. Josh Higday (10); 18. Colby Copeland (19); 19. Tanner Carrick (18); 20. Jake Martens (12); 21. Seth Brahmer (15); 22. Christian Bowman (20); 23. AJ Moeller (14); 24. Connor Loeffler (11). Lap Leaders: C. McCarl 1-18, G. Scelzi 19-20. Hard-charger: S. Phillips.

31st Annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank Tentative Championship Lineups

A main (25 laps)

1 17W Shane Golobic 489

2 39 Daryn Pittman 483

3 15H Sam Hafertepe Jr. 480

4 18 Gio Scelzi 480

5 24 Terry McCarl 477

6 40 Clint Garner 475

7 27 Carson McCarl 470

8 83H Justin Henderson 470

9 83 Lynton Jeffrey 469

10 35P Skylar Prochaska 469

11 28 Scott Bogucki 469

12 14 Brooke Tatnell 465

13 09 Matt Juhl 463

14 52 Blake Hahn 462

15 3P Sawyer Phillips 461

16 24W Garet Williamson 460

17 4W Jamie Ball 459

18 64 Ian Madsen 455

19 7BC Tyler Courtney 454

20 69 Brady Bacon 453

B main (15 laps)

21 26 Cory Eliason 448

22 01 Sammy Swindell 448

23 17A Austin McCarl 446

24 22MM Kaleb Johnson 446

25 9 Ryan Giles 445

26 47X Dylan Westbrook 443

27 9X Jake Bubak 438

28 35 Josh Higday 437

29 21 Brian Brown 436

30 11 Roger Crockett 435

31 63 JJ Hickle 433

32 53D Jack Dover 432

33 56N Davey Heskin 428

34 9JR Derek Hagar 428

35 2M Matt Moro 425

36 94 Jeff Swindell 421

37 27B Jake Martens 420

38 7 John Carney II 418

39 13V Seth Brahmer 412

40 97 Greg Wilson 412

C main (12 laps)

41 5H Michael Faccinto 411

42 5V Colby Copeland 410

43 22 Ryan Leavitt 410

44 22L Connor Loeffler 410

45 83A Austin Miller 409

46 36 Josh Baughman 408

47 70 Calvin Landis 407

48 9M Ricky Montgomery 405

49 83T Tanner Carrick 404

50 20 AJ Moeller 404

51 91 Kyle Reinhardt 401

52 53 Joe Beaver 399

53 7C Devin Kline 394

54 15 Christian Bowman 391

55 44 Chris Martin 388

56 18R Ryan Roberts 383

57 24N Nathan Mills 374

58 7M Chance Morton 372

59 35L Cody Ledger 370

60 22X Riley Goodno 363

D Main (10 laps)

61 24T Christopher Thram 346

62 2F Casey Friedrichsen 345

63 95 Matt Covington 343

64 2 Chase Porter 342

65 17B Ryan Bickett 342

66 21G Gunner Ramey 339

67 77X Alex Hill 336

68 13MJ Brandon Halverson 335

69 11N Harli White 332

70 23K Rob Kubli 330

71 66 Chase Dunham 329

72 18T Tanner Holmes 329

73 22S Slater Helt 328

74 86 Elliot Amdahl 321

75 75 Tyler Blank 321

76 8M Kade Morton 320

77 33 Alan Zoutte 320

78 7TAZ Tasker Phillips 319

79 2C Whit Gastineau 317

80 1A John Anderson 316

E main (8 laps)

81 23 Devon Dobie 315

82 116 Vance Wofford 308

83 18W Lorne Wofford 308

84 1K Kelby Watt 308

85 19 Wes Wofford 308

86 55B Brandon Anderson 305

87 14J Mike Johnston 298

88 57B Boyd Peterson 296

89 88 Rowdy Reber 296

90 35S Jason Shultz 279

 

 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. Cruises to First Knoxville Win on Night #1 of My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank!

Shane Golobic is High Point Getter

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 5, 2021) – Sam Hafertepe Jr. couldn’t have chosen his first career win at the Knoxville Raceway any better. The Sunnyvale, Texas native won the 20-lap main event on Night #1 of the 31st Annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank in track record time, earning $3,000 for he and his Hill’s Racing #15 team. Fremont, California’s Shane Golobic was the night’s top point earner heading into Saturday’s championship finale.

Garet Williamson led the feature early on, ahead of Matt Juhl, Hafertepe, Lynton Jeffrey and Blake Hahn. Juhl was all over Williamson and passed him to lead lap two, while Golobic entered the top five from his eight place starting spot.

Hafertepe was in “hot pursuit,” and drove under Williamson for second on lap five. He reeled in Juhl and shot by him low in turn two to lead lap seven.

Jeffrey found his way by Williamson on lap nine for third, and the leaders entered lapped traffic on lap 11. Golobic was gaining speed in the closing laps, grabbing fourth on lap 15.

Juhl slid sideways in turn one on lap 16, saving it but losing three positions. Golobic used a lapped car to pass Jeffrey for second, but Hafertepe was slicing through traffic. His 20-lap run of 5:52.2 broke Justin Henderson’s July 18, 2020 track standard by a full five seconds.

Hafertepe Jr. and Golobic were followed by Jeffrey, Williamson and Juhl. Hahn, Brady Bacon, Jamie Ball, Cory Eliason and Justin Henderson rounded out the top ten. Golobic set quick time over the 43-car field, and Brian Brown, Josh Baughman, Derek Hagar, Ryan Leavitt and Jack Dover were heat race winners. Sammy Swindell claimed the B.

Golobic led the point total with 489, followed by Hafertepe Jr. (480), Henderson (470), Jeffrey (469), Juhl (463), Hahn (462), Williamson (460), Jamie Ball (459) and Bacon (453) (full points below).

“I’ve really got to thank Daryl (Turford) on that one,” said Hafertepe in Victory Lane. “He said this race has been won in the middle, and you might want to try it. We were good, and I tried the middle of one and two one time and ‘Oh my!’ I knew we were going to win this thing. We’ve been close to winning here, and to finally win one…it’s awesome! We’ll be starting (Saturday) a little closer to the front than usual. We just don’t race here enough. We race quite a bit compared to some of the other guys. The (locals) know where they need to be, and we’re playing catchup when we come here. It’s awesome to get a hold on it.”

“It’s all about getting yourself situated for Saturday,” said Golobic, who topped the points. “I think we did our job tonight. It’s a cool little family team out here racing with the big dogs, and we had a lot of speed tonight. I’m really excited to come from eighth to second there on a non-stop deal. It’s something we should be proud of.”

“It’s a good old car,” said Jeffrey of his third place mount. “This is the one we won here last year with. We hadn’t got it out until essentially the last week. I think we were a second place car. We just got hung up on a lapped car, and he didn’t know where he was going. It’s just part of it. You have to choose the right lane, and (Golobic) chose the right lane. We actually made contact, so we were lucky to get here.”

The 31st Annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank continues with Night #2 Friday, August 6! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

31st Annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank Night #1 Results

Time Trials, 1. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (2), 15.802; 2. 01, Sammy Swindell, Lakeland, TN (3), 16.042; 3. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (11), 16.047; 4. 83H, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (21), 16.099; 5. 22MM, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (25), 16.132; 6. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (27), 16.162; 7. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (6), 16.243; 8. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (38), 16.282; 9. 5H, Michael Faccinto, Hanford, CA (31), 16.302; 10. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.312; 11. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (13), 16.319; 12. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (4), 16.324; 13. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (15), 16.327; 14. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (20), 16.327; 15. 24W, Garet Williamson, Kingdom City, MO (33), 16.354; 16. 26, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (19), 16.359; 17. 69, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (24), 16.374; 18. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (28), 16.374; 19. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (12), 16.387; 20. 63, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (42), 16.412; 21. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (32), 16.422; 22. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.440; 23. 9JR, Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (10), 16.445; 24. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (16), 16.459; 25. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (29), 16.474; 26. 91, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (43), 16.552; 27. 36, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (37), 16.564; 28. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (14), 16.584; 29. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (9), 16.630; 30. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (30), 16.709; 31. 2F, Casey Friedrichsen, Odebolt, IA (36), 16.715; 32. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (26), 16.726; 33. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanborn, MN (23), 16.728; 34. 22S, Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO (34), 16.760; 35. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (35), 16.804; 36. 2, Chase Porter, St. Joseph, MO (18), 16.834; 37. 66, Chase Dunham, Leipsic, OH (17), 16.860; 38. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (39), 16.865; 39. 86, Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, SD (22), 16.878; 40. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (41), 17.094; 41. 8M, Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (40), 17.109; DQ (Illegal Tire) 18W, Lorne Wofford, Alamogordo, NM (1); DQ (Illegal Tire) 23, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (8).

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:13.8: 1. Brian Brown (2); 2. Kyle Reinhardt (1); 3. Cory Eliason (3); 4. Shane Golobic (6) / 5. Austin McCarl (5); 6. Joe Beaver (4); 7. Chase Porter (8); 8. Casey Friedrichsen (7); 9. Kade Morton (9)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.0: 1. Josh Baughman (1); 2. Brady Bacon (3); 3. Blake Hahn (4); 4. Calvin Landis (2) / 5. Sammy Swindell (6); 6. Ricky Montgomery (5); 7. Rob Kubli (7); 8. Chase Dunham (8); 9. Lorne Wofford (9)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Derek Hagar (2); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 4. Roger Crockett (3) / 5. Nathan Mills (1); 6. Ryan Giles (6); 7. Christopher Thram (7); 8. Devon Dobie (9); 9. Kelby Watt (8)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.3: 1. Ryan Leavitt (2); 2. Matt Juhl (4); 3. Justin Henderson (6); 4. Matt Moro (3) / 5. Cody Ledger (1); 6. Michael Faccinto (5); 7. Slater Helt (7) DNS - 8. Elliot Amdahl

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.4: 1. Jack Dover (2); 2. JJ Hickle (3); 3. Garet Williamson (4); 4. Jamie Ball (5) / 5. Kaleb Johnson (6); 6. Riley Goodno (1); 7. Alan Zoutte (8); 8. Tasker Phillips (7)

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:25.8: 1. Sammy Swindell (1); 2. Ryan Giles (2); 3. Austin McCarl (4); 4. Kaleb Johnson (3) / 5. Michael Faccinto (6); 6. Nathan Mills (8); 7. Cody Ledger (9); 8. Riley Goodno (10); 9. Joe Beaver (7); 10. Ricky Montgomery (5); 11. Chase Porter (16); 12. Christopher Thram (13); 13. Casey Friedrichsen (11); 14. Kade Morton (21); 15. Chase Dunham (15); 16. Devon Dobie (20); 17. Elliot Amdahl (18); 18. Alan Zoutte (17); 19. Lorne Wofford (23); 20. Slater Helt (14); 21. Rob Kubli (12) DNS - 22. Tasker Phillips; 23. Kelby Watt

A main (started), 20 Laps, 5:52.2 (NTR): 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (6); 2. Shane Golobic (8); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 4. Garet Williamson (1); 5. Matt Juhl (2); 6. Blake Hahn (4); 7. Brady Bacon (10); 8. Jamie Ball (5); 9. Cory Eliason (9); 10. Justin Henderson (7); 11. Jack Dover (18); 12. Roger Crockett (11); 13. Brian Brown (14); 14. JJ Hickle (13); 15. Derek Hagar (16); 16. Matt Moro (12); 17. Austin McCarl (23); 18. Kaleb Johnson (24); 19. Ryan Giles (22); 20. Sammy Swindell (21); 21. Josh Baughman (20); 22. Calvin Landis (15); 23. Ryan Leavitt (17); 24. Kyle Reinhardt (19). Lap Leaders: Williamson 1, Juhl 2-6, Hafertepe Jr. 7-20. Hard-charger: Dover.

Points After Night #1

1 17W Shane Golobic 489

2 15H Sam Hafertepe Jr. 480

3 83H Justin Henderson 470

4 83 Lynton Jeffrey 469

5 09 Matt Juhl 463

6 52 Blake Hahn 462

7 24W Garet Williamson 460

8 4W Jamie Ball 459

9 69 Brady Bacon 453

10 26 Cory Eliason 448

11 01 Sammy Swindell 448

12 17A Austin McCarl 446

13 22MM Kaleb Johnson 446

14 9 Ryan Giles 445

15 21 Brian Brown 436

16 11 Roger Crockett 435

17 63 JJ Hickle 433

18 53D Jack Dover 432

19 9JR Derek Hagar 428

20 2M Matt Moro 425

21 5H Michael Faccinto 411

22 22 Ryan Leavitt 410

23 36 Josh Baughman 408

24 70 Calvin Landis 407

25 9M Ricky Montgomery 405

26 91 Kyle Reinhardt 401

27 53 Joe Beaver 399

28 24N Nathan Mills 374

29 35L Cody Ledger 370

30 22X Riley Goodno 363

31 24T Christopher Thram 346

32 2F Casey Friedrichsen 345

33 2 Chase Porter 342

34 23K Rob Kubli 330

35 66 Chase Dunham 329

36 22S Slater Helt 328

37 86 Elliot Amdahl 321

38 8M Kade Morton 320

39 33 Alan Zoutte 320

40 7TAZ Tasker Phillips 319

41 23 Devon Dobie 315

42 18W Lorne Wofford 308

43 1K Kelby Watt 308

 

 

Kerry Madsen Wins All Star Thriller at Knoxville!

Gio Scelzi is Dominant with 360 Win

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 31, 2021) – Kerry Madsen is hot at the right time. The St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia native tied fellow countryman Skip Jackson on the all-time win list at Knoxville Raceway with his 25th victory Saturday on Weiler Night. The win came in a thrilling All Star Circuit of Champions event amongst a 46-car field, and paid the driver of the Tony Stewart Racing #14 $7,000. Gio Scelzi had a rocket in the 40-car 360 field and topped the main event for his first win here in that class.

Spencer Bayston shot out from the pole to lead Madsen and Gio Scelzi early in the going in the 25-lap All Stars feature. Justin Henderson shot from sixth to fourth to join the lead quartet early on. Brian Brown moved by Paul McMahan to complete the top five by lap six.

The leaders entered lapped traffic on the seventh circuit, and Madsen closed on Bayston. On lap ten, Madsen briefly led, but Bayston regained the spot by the flag stand. Meanwhile, Scelzi was on top of both. He took second from Madsen on lap 12, and then slid in front of Bayston on lap 13 to take the point.

Madsen followed Scelzi into the second spot on the same lap, and set his sights on the new leader. On lap 16, he got a run on the low side of turn two, passing Scelzi and taking the lead. Shortly, thereafter, Scelzi slipped over the turn three cushion and lost the momentum he was building to battle back.

Henderson was running fourth on the seventeenth lap, when he slowed to a stop in turn four, bringing the only caution of the event. Madsen led Scelzi, Bayston, Brown and Austin McCarl back to green.

Up front, Madsen pulled away the final eight laps, while Bayston and Scelzi battled for the second spot. Bayston would nab the spot for good in turn two with four to go.

Following Madsen, Bayston and Scelzi, were Brown and Rico Abreu. Davey Heskin, Austin McCarl, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Tyler Courtney and hard-charger Parker Price-Miller. Abreu set quick time over the field, while Scelzi, Lynton Jeffrey, Ayrton Gennetten, Madsen and Brown won heats. Bayston and Paul McMahan won Dashes. Tasker Phillips claimed the C main, and Bill Balog took the B. A scary incident in the third heat race saw Sawyer Phillips and Sye Lynch get together and take a series of flips into turn two. The incident also collected Kasey Kahne. All three drivers were done for the night. Lynch was taken by ambulance for observation.

“We didn’t really know where the predominant lines were going to be,” said Madsen in Victory Lane. “It was pretty tricky, and you could gain a spot, and lose a spot. I decided to calm down and just hit the bottom, and we were able to get back by a couple cars. From there we just stayed down there. We probably weren’t the best we’ve been tonight, but it doesn’t matter when you get the victory.”

“I felt I was setting a pretty good pace,” said Bayston of the early stages of the race. “I kept hearing them behind me, and when you get to traffic, you never know what’s going to happen. If you make one slipup, these guys pounce. You have to be on your ‘A game,’ but I felt we did everything we needed to do...I just needed to race a little better in the traffic. When the track started going away, I had to get the wing back and that hurt me a little on the bottom. I still felt we were a really good car overall.”

“My car was really good,” said Scelzi. “I had to wait for it to come to me. When I got to the lead…everything was happening so fast, I’m not sure how I got to the lead. Kerry got back underneath me. I didn’t feel really great on the bottom or the top. I just didn’t really know where to go. Kerry drove a better race with a better car and better driver. Spencer was good too.”

The 18-lap 360 feature was the last preparation for next week’s My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals. Ian Madsen jumped out from his pole position to lead early over Clint Garner and Scelzi. Shane Golobic nabbed fourth from Ryan Giles on lap two, but a good battle saw the latter regain the spot in the low groove on lap three.

Scelzi also used the low line to pass Garner for second on lap four. The leaders entered lapped traffic on lap eight. Scelzi gained quickly on Madsen at that point, and passed him for the lead in heavy traffic on lap nine. Giles worked by Garner for third, and Golobic came on late to gain fourth with three to go.

Up front, Scelzi was hitting on all cylinders and put a straightaway between himself and Madsen by the checkers. Giles maintained third, ahead of Golobic and Garner. Jamie Ball, Kaleb Johnson, Skylar Prochaska, Calving Landis and Michael Faccinto completed the top ten. Sammy Swindell and Giles set quick time in their respective groups, while Golobic, Matt Moro, Johnson and Riley Goodno won heat races. Chase Porter claimed a B main that saw Collin Moyle collect Kade Morton and Mike Johnston on the backstretch. Swindell tipped over after the checkers in the feature. All drivers were uninjured.

“My car felt really good,” said Scelzi in Victory Lane. “I haven’t run a 360 in a long time, and I think that helps you. It just slows you down and makes you hit your marks better. It’s cool to get a win for this team.”

Join us Thursday, August 5 through Saturday, August 7 for the My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trial Group #1 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (3), 15.390; 2. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (1), 15.503; 3. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (6), 15.507; 4. 5, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (5), 15.536; 5. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (7), 15.689; 6. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (10), 15.722; 7. 13, Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN (2), 15.784; 8. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 15.932; 9. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.010; 10. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (4), 16.221

Time Trial Group #2 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (1), 15.578; 2. 1M, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (5), 15.611; 3. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (7), 15.647; 4. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (8), 15.681; 5. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (2), 15.683; 6. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (3), 15.712; 7. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (6), 15.880; 8. 47N, Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (9), 16.028; 9. 20G, Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (4), 16.078

Time Trial Group #3 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (4), 15.665; 2. 42, Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA (8), 15.688; 3. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (5), 15.699; 4. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (2), 15.74; 5. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (3), 15.879; 6. 9T, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (6), 15.942; 7. 91, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (7), 15.963; 8. 2KS, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (9), 16.115; 9. 18T, Tanner Holmes, Jacksonville, OR (1), 16.146

Time Trial Group #4 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 11, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (2), 15.452; 2. 14, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust (5), 15.640; 3. 24X, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (7), 15.769; 4. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (4), 15.815; 5. 26, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (6), 15.949; 6. 10, Zeb Wise, Angola, IN (3), 16.029; 7. 4, Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH (8), 16.125; 8. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (9), 16.146; 9. 7C, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (1), 16.330

Time Trial Group #5 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (1), 15.456; 2. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (8), 15.738; 3. 5P, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (5), 15.938; 4. O9, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (4), 16.073; 5. 1X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (6), 16.247; 6. 5T, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (2), 16.359; 7. O7, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (7), 16.383; 8. 9JR, Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (9), 16.497; 9. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (3), 16.741

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Gio Scelzi (2); 2. Paul McMahan (1); 3. Rico Abreu (4); 4. Carson McCarl (3) / 5. Justin Peck (7); 6. Josh Schneiderman (5); 7. AJ Moeller (6) / 8. Tasker Phillips (8); 9. Riley Goodno (9); 10. Dustin Selvage (10)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:21.0: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 3. Austin McCarl (4); 4. Don Droud Jr. (3) / 5. Hunter Schuerenberg (6); 6. Bill Balog (5); 7. McKenna Haase (7) / 8. Marcus Dumesny (8); 9. Noah Gass (9)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Ayrton Gennetten (1); 2. Justin Henderson (2); 3. Shane Golobic (5); 4. Chad Kemenah (8) / 5. Kyle Reinhardt (7); 6. Tanner Holmes (9); 7. Sye Lynch (3) / 8. Sawyer Phillips (4); 9. Kasey Kahne (6)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.0: 1. Kerry Madsen (3); 2. Davey Heskin (1); 3. Spencer Bayston (4); 4. Terry McCarl (2) / 5. Cory Eliason (5); 6. Cap Henry (7); 7. Zeb Wise (6) / 8. John Carney II (9); 9. Chris Martin (8)

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:23.0: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Matt Juhl (1); 3. Tyler Courtney (3); 4. Parker Price-Miller (2) / 5. Jake Bubak (5); 6. Skylar Gee (7); 7. Derek Hagar (8) / 8. Presley Truedson (6); 9. Joe Simbro (9)

C main (started), 8 Laps, 2:26.0: 1. Tasker Phillips (1); 2. John Carney II (3); 3. Riley Goodno (6); 4. Marcus Dumesny (2) / 5. Chris Martin (8); 6. Noah Gass (5); 7. Presley Truedson (4) / 8. Joe Simbro (7) DNS – Kasey Kahne, Dustin Selvage, Sawyer Phillips

Dash one (started), 4 Laps, 1:22.0: 1. Spencer Bayston (2); 2. Kerry Madsen (1); 3. Justin Henderson (4); 4. Brian Brown (6); 5. Austin McCarl (3); 6. Tyler Courtney (5)

Dash two (started), 4 Laps, 1:10.0: 1. Paul McMahan (1); 2. Gio Scelzi (3); 3. Ayrton Gennetten (2); 4. Rico Abreu (6); 5. Carson McCarl (4); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (5)

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Bill Balog (1); 2. Josh Schneiderman (2); 3. Justin Peck (4); 4. Hunter Schuerenberg (3) / 5. Cap Henry (8); 6. Cory Eliason (5); 7. Tanner Holmes (9); 8. Jake Bubak (7); 9. Skylar Gee (10); 10. Kyle Reinhardt (6); 11. McKenna Haase (12); 12. Derek Hagar (14); 13. John Carney II (15); 14. Zeb Wise (11); 15. Tasker Phillips (13) DNS – AJ Moeller, Sye Lynch

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Kerry Madsen (3); 2. Spencer Bayston (1); 3. Gio Scelzi (4); 4. Brian Brown (7); 5. Rico Abreu (8); 6. Davey Heskin (14); 7. Austin McCarl (9); 8. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (13); 9. Tyler Courtney (11); 10. Parker Price-Miller (19); 11. Paul McMahan (2); 12. Carson McCarl (10); 13. Matt Juhl (15); 14. Don Droud Jr. (17); 15. Terry McCarl (18); 16. Shane Golobic (16); 17. Justin Peck (23); 18. Ayrton Gennetten (6); 19. Cory Eliason (25); 20. Cap Henry (26); 21. Chad Kemenah (20); 22. Bill Balog (21); 23. Lynton Jeffrey (12); 24. Justin Henderson (5); 25. Hunter Schuerenberg (24); 26. Josh Schneiderman (22). Lap Leaders: Bayston 1-12, G. Scelzi 13-15, K. Madsen 16-25. Hard-charger: Price-Miller.

360 Results

Time Trial Group #1 (started), 2 laps: 1. 01, Sammy Swindell, Lakeland, TN (4), 16.178; 2. 7M, Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (11), 16.284; 3. 35P, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (5), 16.300; 4. 64, Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aus (1), 16.339; 5. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (14), 16.368; 6. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (13), 16.380; 7. 83, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (6), 16.419; 8. 35S, Jason Shultz, Carlisle, PA (10), 16.423; 9. 5H, Michael Faccinto, Hanford, CA (19), 16.432; 10. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (3), 16.442; 11. 24, Garet Williamson, Columbia, MO (16), 16.552; 12. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (18), 16.591; 13. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.710; 14. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (8), 16.722; 15. 18W, Lorne Wofford, Alamogordo, NM (12), 16.806; 16. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (2), 16.999; 17. 19, Wes Wofford, Alamogordo, NM (15), 17.019; 18. 8M, Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (17), 17.106; 19. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (9), NT; DQ (Did not scale) 2C, Whit Gastineau, Moore, OK (20).

Time Trial Group #2 (started), 2 laps: 1. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (1), 16.236; 2. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.358; 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (18), 16.458; 4. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.461; 5. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (14), 16.471; 6. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanborn, MN (4), 16.516; 7. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (16), 16.520; 8. 22S, Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO (19), 16.534; 9. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (2), 16.608; 10. 36, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (13), 16.764; 11. 2, Chase Porter, St. Joseph, MO (11), 16.794; 12. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (12), 16.796; 13. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.798; 14. 2F, Casey Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA (6), 16.830; 15. J2, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (15), 16.887; 16. 9JR, Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (7), 16.933; 17. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (10), 17.056; 18. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (17), 17.476; 19. 57B, Boyd Peterson, Ithaca, NE (3), 17.606; 20. 42P, Preston Perlmutter, San Antonio, TX (20), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.2: 1. Shane Golobic (4); 2. Michael Faccinto (2); 3. Sammy Swindell (6); 4. Garet Williamson (1); 5. Skylar Prochaska (5); 6. Ryan Leavitt (7); 7. Lorne Wofford (8); 8. Wes Wofford (9); 9. Austin Miller (3); 10. Tasker Phillips (10)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.4: 1. Matt Moro (1); 2. Gio Scelzi (4); 3. Josh Higday (2); 4. Ian Madsen (5); 5. Jason Shultz (3); 6. Cody Ledger (7); 7. Chance Morton (6); 8. Kade Morton (9); 9. Whit Gastineau (10); 10. John Anderson (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.4: 1. Kaleb Johnson (4); 2. Chase Porter (1); 3. Nathan Mills (3); 4. Ryan Giles (6); 5. Clint Garner (5); 6. John Carney II (8); 7. Collin Moyle (7); 8. Mike Johnston (9); 9. Boyd Peterson (10); 10. Rob Kubli (2)

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.6: 1. Riley Goodno (1); 2. Josh Baughman (2); 3. Jamie Ball (6); 4. Slater Helt (3); 5. Christopher Thram (4); 6. Calvin Landis (5); 7. Derek Hagar (8); 8. Casey Friedrichsen (7); 9. Alan Zoutte (9); 10. Preston Perlmutter (10)

B main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Chase Porter (4); 2. Derek Hagar (12); 3. John Carney II (10); 4. Garet Williamson (3) / 5. Ryan Leavitt (5); 6. Cody Ledger (7); 7. Casey Friedrichsen (8); 8. Austin Miller (1); 9. Wes Wofford (13); 10. Boyd Peterson (18); 11. Whit Gastineau (17); 12. John Anderson (11); 13. Mike Johnston (14); 14. Lorne Wofford (9); 15. Alan Zoutte (16); 16. Rob Kubli (2); 17. Collin Moyle (6); 18. Kade Morton (15) DNS – Tasker Phillips, Preston Perlmutter

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:27.1: 1. Gio Scelzi (3); 2. Ian Madsen (1); 3. Ryan Giles (4); 4. Shane Golobic (5); 5. Clint Garner (2); 6. Jamie Ball (8); 7. Kaleb Johnson (6); 8. Skylar Prochaska (9); 9. Calvin Landis (12); 10. Michael Faccinto (11); 11. Nathan Mills (10); 12. Sammy Swindell (7); 13. Chance Morton (13); 14. Derek Hagar (22); 15. Christopher Thram (16); 16. Josh Baughman (14); 17. Matt Moro (15); 18. John Carney II (23); 19. Riley Goodno (18); 20. Chase Porter (21); 21. Jason Shultz (19); 22. Josh Higday (17); 23. Slater Helt (20); 24. Garet Williamson (24). Lap Leaders: I. Madsen 1-8, G. Scelzi 9-18. Hard-charger: Hagar.

 

 

 

7/29/21

Lincoln Park Speedway

Putnamville, IN

Indiana Sprint Week

USAC

47 cars

The cars were split into two flights, with the first comprising heats one and two, and the second heats three and four. Tanner Thorson (8th car out to time) set the standard in the first flight at 12.553 seconds on the banked quarter mile. Jake Swanson (22nd car out) was second quick followed by Chris Windom (24th), Jason McDougal (11th) and Justin Grant (6th). Kevin Thomas Jr. (13th car out) was quickest in the second group, ahead of Logan Seavey (20th), CJ Leary (18th), Cole Bodine (5th) and Brayden Fox (10th). Tye Mihocko went up in smoke in hot laps and was done for the night. Ryan Bond also was a scratch for the night.

Heat one (started): 1. Kyle Cummins 3R (2) 2. Matt Westfall 33m (1) 3. Thorson 19AZ (6) 4. Grant 4 (4) / 5. Chase Stockon 5s (3) 6. Windom 19 (5) 7. Chase Johnson 22 (8) 8. AJ Hopkins 04 (9) 9. Alex Banales 5x (10) 10. Jake Scott 33 (12) 11. Charles Davis Jr. 47D (7) 12. Dickie Gaines 44 (11)

Cummins led the distance. Westfall nailed down second for the duration as well. Thorson got by Stockon for third on lap two, but Stockon got back around on the following circuit in a great battle. Thorson would fight back and root under Stockon forcing him up the track to secure the spot. Grant would add insult to injury for Stockon by passing him on the last lap for fourth.

Heat two (started): 1. Brady Bacon 69 (3) 2. Shane Cottle 74x (2) 3. Jadon Rogers 14 (4) 4. McDougal 5m (5) / 5. J. Swanson 21AZ (6) 6. Anthony D’Alessio 01 (7) 7. Shane Cockrum 17G (9) 8. Braydon Cromwell 4x (8) 9. Brandon Spencer 22s (1) 10. Kyle Edwards 39E (11) 11. Dan Clodfelter 19c (12) 12. Alec Sipes 99 (10)

10-lap heats were action packed, and took the top four to the feature. Cottle led this one early over Spencer, Bacon and Rogers. J. Swanson rode the high side around Rogers for the fourth and final transfer on lap three. Bacon shot by Spencer for second on lap four. Both Rogers and J. Swanson passed Spencer for third and fourth in tight action on lap five. Bacon, who had been running middle to low, hit the far high side of turns three and four and came down the hill to storm into the lead on the final lap to win it. McDougal dug deep and passed J. Swanson for the last transfer, flying by from the high side of turn four at the checkers.

Heat three (started): 1. Thomas Jr. 9K (6) 2. Chris Gansen 4G (1) 3. Brent Beauchamp 34 (2) 4. Leary 77m (5) / 5. Fox 53 (4) 6. Stevie Sussex 77s (8) 7. Colten Cottle 5c (3) 8. Matt McDonald 5MC (7) 9. Thomas Meseraull 2 (9) 10. Jessica Swanson 5T (10) DNS – Evan Mosley 27, Tye Mihocko 47

Gansen led early over Beauchamp, Fox and C. Cottle. By lap two, Leary was into the fop four, and two laps later, Thomas joined him by driving in a pack from fifth to third. By lap five, Gansen still led Thomas, Beauchamp and Leary. Thomas would shot by to win on the white flag lap.

Heat four (started): 1. Brandon Mattox 28 (2) 2. Seavey 5 (6) 3. Robert Ballou 12 (4) 4. Bodine 39BC (5) / 5. Carson Short 2E (3) 6. Max Guilford 79BT (8) 7. Eddie Tafoya Jr. 51T (1) 8. Harley Burns 16 (7) 9. Gabriel Gilbert 10G (9) DNS – Shey Owens 17s, Ryan Bond 7R

Tafoya led Short, Mattox and Ballou on lap one. Mattox found some momentum on the second lap, and led Ballou Short and Seavey at the end of it as Tafoya was shuffled back with a bobble in three and four. Seavey passed Short for third on lap three, and then took the high side around Ballou for second on lap seven. On lap eight, Bodine secured a transfer by passing Short.

C main (started): 1. Cromwell (1) 2. Hopkins (3) 3. Guilford (2) 4. Cockrum (5) / 5. Meseraull (4) 6. Scott (12) 7. Gilbert (8) 8. Edwards (9) 9. Banales (6) 10. Clodfelter (11) 11. Je. Swanson (10) 12. Gaines (7)

The 10-lapper took the top four. Not many notes here as I watched from the ice cream line, a must at Putnamville.

B main (started): 1. Windom (2) 2. Short (6) 3. Ja. Swanson (1) 4. Stockon (4) 5. Spencer (7) 6. Sussex C(14) / 7. Johnson (13) 8. C. Cottle (5) 9. Davis (9) 10. Tafoya (8) 11. Fox (3) 12. Cockrum (18) 13. Hopkins (16) 14. Cromwell (15) 15. Guilford (17) 16. Burns (12) 17. McDonald (10) 18. D’Alessio (11)

The 12-lapper took the top six to the tail of the A. Windom led the distance, but there was action behind him. Sussex had to work from row seven to gain the final transfer riding the cushion on lap four. D’Alessio spun five laps in, setting up a restart that saw Windom leading Ja. Swanson, Short, Stockon, Spencer and Sussex. Short gained second on the restart, while Johnson made a late bid for a transfer, getting by Sussex on lap seven, only to fall just short a lap later and at the finish in a great battle.

A main (started): 1. Thorson (6) 2. Windom (9) 3. Leary (3) 4. Thomas Jr. (5) 5. Seavey (4) 6. McDougal (2) 7. Ja. Swanson (10) 8. Grant (12) 9. Sussex (21) 10. Rogers (11) 11. Bodine (1) 12. Stockon (13) 13. Cummins (8) 14. Beauchamp (15) 15. Ballou (14) 16. Spencer (19) 17. Westfall (17) 18. Mattox (7) 19. Short (16) 20. Gansen (20) 21. S. Cottle (18) DNS – Bacon

The 30-lapper started with a shocker has Bacon had ignition problems and had to surrender his seventh starting spot. Bodine led Leary and Seavey early on. Thomas was on the move taking third from Seavey on lap two. Grant came to a stop after contact with Ballou three laps in. Bodine led Leary, Thomas, Seavey and Thorson back to green. On lap seven, Leary found his way by Bodine for the lead, while Thorson moved up to third. Thorson would get by Bodine for second on lap ten, and Thomas followed him into third a lap later. By lap 14, the leaders were in lapped traffic. Thomas got over the top of turn three on lap 22, kept third, but Windom gained ground on him and passed him on lap 24. With five laps to go a three-car melee involving Bodine, Mattox and Grant brought yellow. S. Cottle was on the move, gaining fourth from Thomas on the restart. Thomas recaptured the spot with three to go, but with 29 laps down, contact from Thomas sidelined Cottle on the frontstretch. A green, white, checker finish ensued. Thorson shot a slidejob that saw Leary go over the turn two berm. Thorson went on to win, while Windom took the second spot. Leary took exception in an emotional Victory Lane scene. Sussex was the hard-charger.

 

 

Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com Points Update!

(Bill W) July 27, 2021, Monroe, IA – A busy weekend saw a lot of movement. Riley Goodno picked up his first career 410 sprint car win. The senior to be from Knoxville, Iowa bested the field Friday in Jacksonville, Illinois. Cap Henry and Christopher Bell won with the All Stars at Lake Ozark Speedway in Missouri, while Tyler Courtney (Humboldt, Kansas) and Brian Brown (I-70 Speedway in Missouri) won with the All Stars as well. Brown also won at Knoxville Raceway Saturday, and Austin McCarl took the win at Huset’s Speedway in South Dakota Sunday.

Gio Scelzi leads the current point race over Brown, Justin Henderson, Austin McCarl and Kerry Madsen. Ayrton Gennetten, Parker Price-Miller, Carson McCarl, Matt Juhl and Riley Goodno round out the top ten. There have been 21 winners in the 59 events contested thus far.

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

1. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 921 (1)

2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 791 (5)

3. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 765 (6)

4. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 633 (6)

5. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 555 (3)

6. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 547 (2)

7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 462 (1)

8. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 454

9. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 409

10. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 371 (1)

11. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 369

12. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 363

13. Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 321

14. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 308 (3)

15. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 289

16. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 283 (4)

17. Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 279

18. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 276

19. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 270

20. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 258

21. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 249

22. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 240

23. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 215 (1)

24. Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 214

25. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 210

(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 210

27. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 202

28. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 200

29. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 191

30. Cap Henry, Republic, OH, 184 (1)

31. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 166

32. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 162

33. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 148

34. Joe B. Miller, Millerstown, MO, 127

35. Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL, 120

36. Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 114

37. Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 106

38. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 105

(tie) Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 105

40. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 104

41. Zach Hampton, Mooresville, IN, 100

42. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 99

(tie) Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 99

(tie) Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 99

45. Brant O’Banion, Parker, SD, 92

46. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 90 (1)

(tie) Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 90

(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 90

49. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 87

(tie) Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE, 87

51. Christopher Bell, Norman, OK, 85

52. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 84

53. Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 80

(tie) Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 80

(tie) Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 80

(tie) Noah Gass, Mounds, OK, 80

57. Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO, 76

(tie) Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 76

59. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 74

60. Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 73

(tie) Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO, 73

62. Andy Bishop, Harrisburg, IL, 71

63. Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN, 70

(tie) Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 70

(tie) Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust., 70

66. Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 69

67. Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 68

68. Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE, 67

69. DJ Netto, Hanford, CA, 65

70. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 64

71. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 63

72. Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 60

73. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 58

74. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 57

75. Gregg Bakker, Sioux Falls, SD, 56

(tie) Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO, 56

77. Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 54

(tie) Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ, 54

79. Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 51

(tie) Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 51

81. Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK, 50 (1)

(tie) Cody Hansen, Nunda, SD, 50

(tie) AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 50

84. Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 49

85. Garet Williamson, Columbia, MO, 42

(tie) Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 42

(tie) Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 42

88. Reed Allex, St. Cloud, MN, 41

89. Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 40

(tie) Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 40

91. Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 39

92. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 38

93. Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 34

(tie) Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 34

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

(tie) Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 32

(tie) Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 32

(tie) Jack Berger, Lake Elmo, MN, 32

(tie) Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 32

(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 32

101. Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 30

(tie) Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 30

103. Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA, 26

(tie) Eric Lutz, Sioux Falls, SD, 26

(tie) Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 26

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 26

107. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 25

108. Alex Schriever, Sioux Falls, SD, 22

109. Ben Brown, Marshall, MO, 20

(tie) Clyde Knipp, California, MO, 20

(tie) Brinton Marvel, Pittsboro, IN, 20

(tie) Colin Smith, Sheldon, IA, 20

(tie) Chuck McGillivray, Madison, SD, 20

(tie) Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 20

(tie) Caleb Englehart, 20

116. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, SD, 18

(tie) Zach Patterson, Yukon, OK, 18

(tie) McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA, 18

(tie) Chris Windom, Canton, IL, 18

(tie) Jordan Paulsen, Trevor, WI, 18

(tie) Ryan Bowers, Nowthen, MN, 18

122. Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 16

(tie) Jordan Graham, Grand Forks, ND, 16

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 16

(tie) Tanner Holmes, Jacksonville, OR, 16

126. Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH, 14

(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 14

(tie) Lachlan McHugh, Gold Coast, QLD, Aust., 14

(tie) Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 14

(tie) Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 14

131. Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 12

(tie) Blake Egeland, Climax, MN, 12

(tie) Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 12

(tie) Zach Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 12

(tie) Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 12

(tie) Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD, 12

(tie) Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 12

(tie) Paul Haley, Springfield, IL, 12

139. Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN, 10

(tie) Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA, 10

(tie) Terry Babb, Lincoln, IL, 10

(tie) Paul May, Terre Haute, IN, 10

(tie) Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 10

(tie) John Carney II, El Paso, TX, 10

(tie) Derek Hagar, Marion, AR, 10

146. Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 8

(tie) Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 8

(tie) Noah Samuel, Burlington, IA, 8

(tie) Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8

(tie) Sammy Swindell, Lakeland, TN, 8

151. Shane Roemeling, Grand Forks, ND, 6

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

(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 6

(tie) Danny Schlafer, Gibson, WI, 6

(tie) Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA, 6

156. Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 4

(tie) James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 4

(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 4

(tie) Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE, 4

160. Austin Miller, Lacona, IA, 2

(tie) Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

(tie) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 2

(tie) Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI, 2

(tie) Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA, 2

(tie) Austin Archdale, Brimfield, IL, 2

Platinum WoO Member Wins

10, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA

3, David Gravel, Watertown, CT

2, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA

2, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH

1, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA

1, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND

1, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sat, May 22 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) x2 (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO x2)

Sun, May 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)

Sat, May 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sun, May 30 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Mon, May 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)

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

Fri, June 4 – Lee County Speedway (IA) MOWA (Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO)

Fri, June 4 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) All Stars/IRA (Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN)

Sat, June 5 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA)

Sat, June 5 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)

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

Sun, June 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)

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

Sun, June 6 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Fri, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA)

Fri, June 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK)

Sat, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA)

Sun, June 13 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Thur, June 17 – 34 Raceway (IA) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, June 18 – Dubuque Speedway (IA) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, June 19 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Sat, June 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)

Sun, June 20 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Mon, June 21 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)

Tue, June 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)

Thur, June 24 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Fri, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Sat, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO Jackson Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)

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

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

Fri, July 2 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sat, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)

Sat, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sun, July 11 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)

Sat, July 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)

Sun, July 18 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)

Fri, July 23 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) All Stars (Cap Henry, Republic, OH)

Fri, July 23 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA)

Sat, July 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, July 24 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) All Stars (Christopher Bell, Norman, OK)

Sun, July 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Sun, July 25 – Humboldt Speedway (KS) All Stars (Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN)

Tue, July 27 – I-70 Speedway (MO) All Stars (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Thur, July 29 – Missouri State Fair Speedway All Stars

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

Fri, July 30 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

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

Sun, Aug 1 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl

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

Fri, Aug 6 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

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

Mon, Aug 9 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Thur, Aug 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Fri, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Sat, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

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

Fri, Aug 20 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) IRA

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

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

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

Fri, Aug 27 – I-80 Speedway (NE) WoO

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

Sat, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

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

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

Fri, Sept 3 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

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

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

Sun, Sept 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 10 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Sept 10 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) IRA

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

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

Fri, Sept 17 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

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

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

Sat, Sept 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

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

Sun, Sept 26 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, Oct 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Oct 22 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

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

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

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

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

9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 402

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Brian Brown Earns $5,000 With Return to Victory Lane at Knoxville!

Clint Garner Paces 360 Field; Joe Beaver Grabs His First in Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 24, 2021) – Brian Brown returned to Knoxville Raceway and led every lap to take home his 54th career win on Saturday night. The Grain Valley, Missouri native earned $5,000 for his victory aboard the Brian Brown Racing #21. Clint Garner held off a stout 31-car 360 field for his 43rd win here. Joe Beaver won his first ever Pace Performance Pro Sprints feature with a late race pass.

The 25-lap 410 feature saw Brown shoot out from his pole position starting spot ahead of Lynton Jeffrey, Tasker Phillips, Justin Henderson and Davey Heskin. Henderson and Heskin moved by Phillips for third and fourth respectively, before the leaders entered lapped traffic on the sixth circuit.

Heskin gained momentum in traffic, disposing of both Henderson and Jeffrey on the low side to take over the second spot. Henderson would follow him into third on lap nine. Sawyer Phillips entered the top four on lap ten.

Brown continued to knife through traffic, while Austin McCarl gained momentum late in the race. He captured fourth from Sawyer Phillips on lap 15, rode the cushion around Henderson for third on lap 17, and passed Heskin in lapped traffic to take over the runner-up spot with six to go.

Brown was gone, winning by over three seconds, but the battle was on for second. Heskin regained his momentum on the low side and cruised back into the second spot by the checkers. McCarl was third, ahead of Henderson and Sawyer Phillips. Tasker Phillips, Matt Juhl, Terry McCarl, Lynton Jeffrey and Carson McCarl rounded out the top ten. Jeffrey set quick time, while Terry McCarl, AJ Moeller and Henderson won heats.

“Obviously, we had a good starting spot and that helps,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “We went to Eldora last week and learned a lot that I think really helped us. My hat’s off to (new crew chief) Danny (Lasoski), he just came on a week and a half ago. It’s crunch time. Every lap is very, very important. I don’t know how far I was ahead. I felt like I was making decent time in traffic, but not great. It doesn’t matter when you go to the bank on Monday.”

Like Brown, Clint Garner took off from the pole in the 18-lap 360 feature, with Josh Higday, Jeffrey, Matt Moro and Ryan Giles in tow. Jeffrey quickly moved into second, while Giles began a move forward, gaining fourth on lap three and moving into the tp three on lap four.

Jack Dover advanced quickly from his starting spot in row six. He was into the top five five laps in, and took fourth a lap later, as the leaders entered lapped traffic.

On lap ten, Giles worked by Jeffrey for second, but Garner was splitting a pair of lappers to extend his advantage. Dover used the low side to move by Jeffrey on lap 13, before Kaleb Johnson spun to bring the only caution.

Garner took off again and was never headed, while Giles finished second. Jeffrey and Dover exchanged third twice in the late stages with Jeffrey grabbing the spot coming out of turn four on the final lap. Jamie Ball was fifth. Higday, Moro, Riley Goodno, Skylar Prochaska and Calvin Landis completed the top ten. Jeffrey also set quick time in the 360’s, and Garner, Dover and Prochaska were heat winners. Rob Kubli claimed the B.

“If (lapped traffic) was hard for me, it was hard for everybody,” said Garner in Victory Lane. “I kind of wanted to see (the caution), just to find out what kind of car we had. There were good cars behind us, and when you take off and run, you don’t really know. I’m happy, happy, happy! (The wins) are really hard to get.”

The 15-lap Pro Sprints feature saw Tyler Groenendyk lead from the pole ahead of Mike Mayberry, Joe Beaver, Devin Wignall and Eric Bridger. Groenendyk’s run would come to an end when his car went up in smoke four laps in.

Mayberry assumed the lead at that point. Cam Martin slowed seven laps in the books to bring the only caution. Mayberry led Beaver, Wignall, Bridger and Chase Young back to green. Wignall quickly pounced, moving into second, while Young moved up to fourth.

While Mayberry led, Beaver kept the pressure on Wignall for second. With three to go, he hit the low side of turn four to claim the second spot. That gave him serious momentum in running down Mayberry, and on the bottom of turns one and two, he made his winning move on lap 13.

Wignall made a last corner pass for the second spot, ahead of Mayberry, young and Alex Vande Voort. Jeff Wilke, Bridger, Brandon Worthington, Tyler Barrick and Scotty Johnson rounded out the top ten. Beaver and Mayberry were heat race winners.

“Unfortunately, we’re down (from the 360’s) with some motor issues,” said Beaver in Victory Lane. “It’s not cherry picking in this class I’ll tell you. They kicked my butt the first couple of times out with them. Every class here is competitive. I tried everything I could to give that race away. I don’t know how many times I jumped the berm. If anybody knows me, they know running the bottom was painful.”

Join us Saturday, July 31 for Weiler Night featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions! The 360 class will also be in action. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (19), 15.914; 2. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (10), 15.957; 3. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (17), 15.982; 4. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (12), 16.009; 5. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (4), 16.011; 6. 42, Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA (3), 16.041; 7. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (1), 16.094; 8. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (15), 16.172; 9. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (8), 16.192; 10. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (22), 16.241; 11. 1M, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (16), 16.254; 12. 7C, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (2), 16.291; 13. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (11), 16.295; 14. 73, Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI (5), 16.357; 15. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (13), 16.420; 16. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 16.488; 17. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (14), 16.518; 18. 2KS, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (21), 16.671; 19. 7J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.729; 20. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (24), 16.822; 21. 5, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (20), 16.932; 22. 83A, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (23), 16.938; 23. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (18), 17.097; 24. 52F, Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL (6), 17.580.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.2: 1. Terry McCarl (1); 2. Sawyer Phillips (4); 3. Riley Goodno (2); 4. Austin McCarl (3); 5. Davey Heskin (5); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 7. Devin Kline (7); 8. Austin Miller (8)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.0: 1. AJ Moeller (1); 2. Don Droud Jr. (3); 3. Tasker Phillips (5); 4. Matt Juhl (4); 5. Scotty Thiel (2); 6. Carson McCarl (6); 7. Bobby Mincer (7); 8. Joe Simbro (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Justin Henderson (4); 2. Brian Brown (6); 3. Chad Kemenah (1); 4. Presley Truedson (7); 5. Sye Lynch (5); 6. John Carney II (3); 7. Chris Martin (2); 8. Logan Faucon (8)

A main (started), 25 Laps, 7:59.2: 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. Davey Heskin (7); 3. Austin McCarl (11); 4. Justin Henderson (5); 5. Sawyer Phillips (4); 6. Tasker Phillips (2); 7. Matt Juhl (9); 8. Terry McCarl (12); 9. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 10. Carson McCarl (6); 11. Riley Goodno (14); 12. Chris Martin (19); 13. Sye Lynch (8); 14. Don Droud Jr. (10); 15. Scotty Thiel (17); 16. Chad Kemenah (15); 17. AJ Moeller (13); 18. Presley Truedson (18); 19. John Carney II (16); 20. Devin Kline (20); 21. Bobby Mincer (21); 22. Joe Simbro (23); 23. Austin Miller (22) DNS – Logan Faucon. Lap Leader: Brown 1-25. Hard-charger: A. McCarl.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 83L, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (11), 16.509; 2. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (4), 16.583; 3. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (2), 16.59; 4. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (7), 16.616; 5. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (10), 16.625; 6. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (1), 16.765; 7. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (12), 16.787; 8. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (8), 16.805; 9. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (20), 16.820; 10. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (15), 16.841; 11. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (29), 16.876; 12. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (9), 16.890; 13. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (18), 16.908; 14. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (28), 16.940; 15. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanborn, MN (14), 16.945; 16. 2F, Casey Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA (5), 17.043; 17. J2, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (13), 17.057; 18. 35P, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (22), 17.075; 19. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (19), 17.092; 20. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (30), 17.152; 21. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (17), 17.199; 22. 7M, Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (21), 17.212; 23. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (31), 17.308; 24. 2C, Whit Gastineau, Moore, OK (24), 17.309; 25. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (27), 17.311; 26. 28V, Luke Verardi, Taylorville, IL (3), 17.402; 27. 27B, Jake Martens, Fairview, OK (25), 17.406; 28. 2, Chase Porter, St. Joseph, MO (23), 17.420; 29. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (16), 17.675; 30. 8M, Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (26), 17.876; DQ (No Report to Scales) 55B, Brandon Anderson, Glenpool, OK (6).

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.7: 1. Clint Garner (4); 2. Josh Higday (5); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 4. Calvin Landis (3); 5. Casey Friedrichsen (1); 6. Cody Ledger (9); 7. Chase Porter (10); 8. Chance Morton (8); 9. Rob Kubli (7); 10. Brandon Anderson (11); 11. Ryan Leavitt (2)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.0: 1. Jack Dover (3); 2. John Carney II (1); 3. Kaleb Johnson (4); 4. Matt Moro (6); 5. Jamie Ball (5); 6. Riley Goodno (7); 7. Collin Moyle (2); 8. Mike Johnston (8); 9. John Anderson (10); 10. Luke Verardi (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:05.7: 1. Skylar Prochaska (1); 2. Ryan Giles (4); 3. Christopher Thram (2); 4. Christian Bowman (3); 5. Nathan Mills (6); 6. Ricky Montgomery (5); 7. Kade Morton (9); 8. Jake Martens (7); 9. Whit Gastineau (8) DNS – Alan Zoutte

B main (started), 10 Laps, 3:03.6: 1. Rob Kubli (1); 2. Chance Morton (3); 3. Whit Gastineau (5); 4. Jake Martens (7) / 5. Mike Johnston (2); 6. Kade Morton (8); 7. Chase Porter (6); 8. Brandon Anderson (10); 9. John Anderson (9); 10. Luke Verardi (4) DNS – Alan Zoutte

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (1); 2. Ryan Giles (6); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 4. Jack Dover (9); 5. Jamie Ball (7); 6. Josh Higday (3); 7. Matt Moro (2); 8. Riley Goodno (18); 9. Skylar Prochaska (12); 10. Calvin Landis (11); 11. Nathan Mills (5); 12. John Carney II (14); 13. Ricky Montgomery (10); 14. Chance Morton (22); 15. Ryan Leavitt (20); 16. Rob Kubli (21); 17. Kaleb Johnson (8); 18. Whit Gastineau (23); 19. Christopher Thram (15); 20. Collin Moyle (17); 21. Cody Ledger (19); 22. Casey Friedrichsen (16); 23. Jake Martens (24); 24. Christian Bowman (13). Lap Leader: Garner 1-18. Hard-charger: Goodno.

Pro Series Results

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Joe Beaver (7); 2. Devin Wignall (3); 3. Alex Vande Voort (4); 4. Tyler Groenendyk (8); 5. Jeff Wilke (6); 6. JJ Beaver (1); 7. Brandon Worthington (2); 8. Kelby Watt (5)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:49.1: 1. Mike Mayberry (2); 2. Eric Bridger (6); 3. Chase Young (4); 4. Joel Thorpe (1); 5. Tyler Barrick (5); 6. Scotty Johnson (7); 7. Jaslyn Jones (3); 8. Cam Martin (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Joe Beaver (4); 2. Devin Wignall (5); 3. Mike Mayberry (2); 4. Chase Young (7); 5. Alex Vande Voort (6); 6. Jeff Wilke (8); 7. Eric Bridger (3); 8. Brandon Worthington (15); 9. Tyler Barrick (10); 10. Scotty Johnson (11); 11. Joel Thorpe (9); 12. JJ Beaver (12); 13. Jaslyn Jones (13); 14. Cam Martin (14); 15. Tyler Groenendyk (1) DNS – Kelby Watt. Lap Leaders: Groenendyk 1-3, Mayberry 4-12, Joe Beaver 13-15. Hard-charger: Worthington.

 

7/23/21

Lake Ozark Speedway

Eldon, MO

30 All Stars

21 POWRi/WAR Sprints

14 POWRi Racesavers

A warm and humid night greeted a great all open wheel field.

All Stars

Gio Scelzi (4th car out to time) set quick time at 11.580 seconds. Kyle Reinhardt (2nd car out) was second quick, followed by Tyler Courtney (6th), Brinton Marvel (1st), Zeb Wise (12th), Ayrton Gennetten (10th), Paul McMahan (3rd), Cap Henry (9th), Cory Eliason (14th) and Joe B. Miller (8th). Obviously, it was advantageous to draw early as the track drying and cushion moving up the track affected the later pill drawers. Justin Peck made one lap and shut it down, while Sam Hafertepe Jr. seemed to be down a cylinder and timed in 30th.

Heat one (started): 1. McMahan 5 (2) 2. Scelzi 18 (4) 3. Cale Thomas 11 (5) 4. Miller 31 (3) 5. Justin Peck 13 (6) 6. Marvel 21BP (3) / 7. Tanner Holmes 18T (7) 8. Kameron Key 21 (9) 9. Jack Wagner (8) DNS – Ben Brown 7B

8-lap heats took the top six to the feature. The winner, and fastest qualifier not to win, made the Dash. The top two remaining qualifiers in the heat made for an eight-car dash. Brown had rear-end issues before the green fell. Peck was penalized a row for jumping. Once underway, McMahan paced every lap. Miller rode second, until Scelzi and Thomas, subbing this weekend for Spencer Bayston, shot by. The PPV drone was killed as a side note. After doing several cartwheels with a crash in turn one under green flag conditions, it was mangled beyond recognition as cars pulverized it lap after lap.

Heat two (started): 1. Henry 4 (2) 2. Noah Gass 20G (1) 3. Wise 10 (3) 4. Bill Balog 17B (5) 5. Reinhardt 91 (4) 6. Skylar Gee 07 (9) / 7. Jake Bubak 1x (8) 8. Samuel Wagner 73 (10) 9. Derek Hagar 9JR (6) 10. Tucker Klaasmeyer 27 (7)

Hagar got sideways high against the wall in turn two and collected Klaasmeyer, who could not avoid him. Hagar took several scary flips. Both drivers were ok, but done for the night. Henry led every lap. Balog earned fourth from Reinhardt on lap two. Gee pressured Reinhardt late, but settled for the final transfer.

Heat three (started): 1. Eliason 26 (2) 2. Courtney 7BC (4) 3. Hunter Schuerenberg 55 (1) 4. Christopher Bell 39 (5) 5. Gennetten 3 (3) 6. Garet Williamson 24 (6) / 7. Kyle Bellm 50K (8) 8. Marcus Dumesny 47N (7) 9. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (10) 10. Slater Helt 22s (9)

Eliason led wire to wire. Williamson snagged the final transfer from Bellm on lap two. Courtney worked on Schuerenberg before grabbing second at the halfway point. Bell passed Gennetten late for fourth.

Dash (started): 1. Henry (1) 2. Scelzi (2) 3. Courtney (4) 4. Eliason (3) 5. Wise (8) 6. McMahan (7) 7. Reinhardt (6) 8. Marvel (5)

The 6-lap Dash determined the starting spots in the first three rows of the feature. There wasn’t much movement, though Wise picked up three spots to improve his starting spot.

B main (started): 1. Holmes (1) 2. Bubak (2) 3. Bellm (3) 4. Dumesny (4) 5. Key (5) 6. Hafertepe Jr. (8) / 7. J. Wagner (7) 8. S. Wagner (6) 9. Brown (9) 10. Helt (10) DNS – Hagar, Klaasmeyer

The 10-lapper took the top six to the A. The top six remained the same throughout other than Hafertepe, who grabbed the final spot from J. Wagner on the fourth lap. J. Wagner had just wrestled that spot from his brother on the prior circuit.

A main (started): 1. Henry (1) 2. Wise (5) 3. Bell (14) 4. Courtney (3) 5. Scelzi (2) 6. Eliason (4) 7. Gennetten (15) 8. McMahan (6) 9. Schuerenberg (10) 10. Reinhardt (7) 11. Holmes (19) 12. Bellm (21) 13. Balog (13) 14. Bubak (20) 15. Gee (18) 16. Key (23) 17. Gass (9) 18. Marvel (8) 19. Hafertepe (22) 20. Thomas (11) 21. Peck (16) 22. Miller (12) 23. Williamson (17) DNS – Dumesny

The entertaining 30-lapper saw Dumesny suffer mechanical issues and retire before the green. Scelzi led Henry and Courtney on lap one, but Henry pulled a slider for the lead on lap two. Courtney followed him into second on lap three, and took the point for his own coming off the low side of turn four on lap four. Scelzi got by Henry for second on lap six, before the leaders entered lapped traffic on the seventh circuit. Wise took a podium spot from Henry on lap eight. The next time in turn two, he caught the wall, but kept it going. Henry jumped his left rear, but amazingly, both kept it going. The first caution came for Williamson, who caught the wall and collected Miller. Both were uninjured. Courtney led Scelzi, Wise, Henry and McMahan back to green. Wise and Henry shot by Scelzi for second and third. The battle for second continued with Henry grabbing the spot again on lap 15. Peck stopped on lap 16 and retired. Two laps after the restart, Henry used the far low reaches of the track to get by a cushion riding Courtney for the lead. Back in the pack, Bell was heating up after starting in row seven. He entered the top five on lap 19 before a flat right rear sidelined Thomas. Wise used the restart to get by Courtney and set his sights back on Henry for the lead. Henry was exiting the bottom and sliding across the track, as Wise was looking for a way to pass. With five to go, Wise climbed the turn three wall, with two wheels above the concrete. He slowed, but kept it going and kept his pursuit. A three-way battle for third, saw Scelzi take the spot with five to go. Lapped traffic came back into the play the last three laps. Courtney took back third, but a hard-charging Bell was on the move, grabbing fourth with two to go and claiming third from Courtney on the last lap. Henry earned $6,000 for his second All Star win of the year.

POWRi/WAR Sprints

Heat one (started): 1. Wesley Smith 44 (1) 2. Mario Clouser 6 (3) 3. Wade Seiler 7s (4) 4. Todd McVay 89 (6) 5. Zach Clark 26 (5) 6. Jack Wagner 77 (7) 7. Blake Bowers 52 (2)

8-lap heats used passing points to determine the feature start. Smith led throughout. Clouser was on his tail as the pair left the rst behind. McVay grabbed fifth from J. Wagner on lap two, and fourth from Clark on lap seven.

Heat two (started): 1. Xavier Doney 74 (1) 2. Kory Schudy 28 (7) 3. Riley Kreisel 91 (6) 4. Andrew Deal 15D (2) 5. Samuel Wagner 73 (3) 6. Brian Beebe 37 (4) 7. Braden Knipmeyer 17K (5)

Doney led Deal and S. Wagner early. Kreisel took third on lap two and nabbed second from Deal on lap three. Deal battled back by on lap four, but Schudy made that battle obsolete, driving from fourth to second with three to go. Kreisel followed him into third to give both good passing points.

Heat three (started): 1. Wyatt Burks 11w (4) 2. Quinton Benson 15B (2) 3. Zach Daum 5D (3) 4. Joe B. Miller 51B (5) 5. Lane Stone ST1 (1) 6. JD Black 7R (7) 7. Brad Wyatt 41 (6)

Benson led Stone and Burks early. Burks used the cushion to take second from Stone, and then shot by Benson for the lead on lap four. Daum claimed third th same lap. Miller passed Stone for fourth with two to go.

A main (started): 1. Schudy (1) 2. Burks (2) 3. Benson (7) 4. Kreisel (3) 5. Daum (10) 6. Smith (4) 7. Miller (11) 8. J. Wagner (14) 9. Doney (5) 10. Clouser (6) 11. Seiler (8) 12. McVay (9) 13. S. Wagner (16) 14. Beebe (18) 15. Knipmeyer (20) 16. Wyatt (19) 17. Stone (17) 18. Clark (13) 19. Bowers (21) 20. Black (15) 21. Deal (12)

The 25-lapper saw most running the bottom, with the cushion pushed to the wall. Schudy led the distance. Smith tried the high side early to no avail. Clark spun on lap eight, setting up a restart with Schudy leading Burks, Kreisel, Doney and Benson. Miller used the high side to briefly gain fifth. Benson tried a middle groove and got by Doney for fourth on lap 12, and Kreisel for third on lap 14. Kreisel battled back under for third on lap 15. Daum ducked under Benson for fourth on lap 19. Bowers spun with possibly some help with two to go. That set up a final dash with Schudy leading Burks, Kreisel, Daum and Benson. Benson was the big winner, using a higher line to claim fourth, and then third around Kreisel on the last lap.

POWRi Racesavers

Heat one (started): 1. Randy Martin 63 (2) 2. J Kinder 88 (3) 3. Mike Trent 14c (5) 4. Jack Potter 15 (4) 5. Greg Murry 1 (1) 6. Alan Cunningham 51 (7) 7. Kevin Foreman 9 (6)

8-lap heats used passing points to set up the feature. MARTIN LED WIRE TO WIRE. J. Potter used the high side to pass Murry for third on lap two. Trent shot by Murry for fourth on lap three and disposed of J. Potter for third with three to go. Cunningham spun on the white flag lap. Foreman spun to avoid.

Heat two (started): 1. Kenny Potter 55 (2) 2. Dean Hathman 56H (3) 3. Kaitlyn Boland 15K (1) 4. Doug Fry 6 (5) 5. Matt Fair 00 (7) 6. Stanley Kreisel 18 (6) 7. Dan Wohnoutka 90 (4)

This was mostly a single-file event with no changes in the top four after the first lap.

A main (started): 1. K. Potter (2) 2. Martin (1) 3. Trent (5) 4. Kinder (3) 5. Hathman (4) 6. J. Potter (9) 7. Cunningham (10) 8. Fry (6) 9. Boland (7) 10. Fair (8) 11. Kreisel (12) 12. Murry (11) 13. Wohnoutka (14) 14. Foreman (13)

The 15-lapper saw K. Potter lead the distance over Martin. Trent passed Fry for fifth on lap three. K. Potter was a rail on the bottom. Martin tried the high side a few times. The real battle was for third. Trent went from fifth at the white flag to claim the spot from Kinder and Hathman at the checkers.

 

Justin Henderson on a Roll with Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com!

(Bill W) July 20, 2021, Monroe, IA – Justin Henderson is on a roll, having won the last four features contested between Knoxville Raceway in Iowa and Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota. The schedule gets busy this week with the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com! The All Stars start their sweep through Missouri, Kansas and Iowa, and local action in Jacksonville, Illinois, Knoxville and at Huset’s will keep teams hopping.

Henderson’s surge has put him second in the current standings behind Gio Scelzi. Brian Brown is third, followed Austin McCarl and Kerry Madsen. Ayrton Gennetten, Parker Price-Miller, Carson McCarl, Matt Juhl and Rico Abreu round out the top ten.

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Up Next…

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

Fri, July 23 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, July 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

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

Sun, July 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

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

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

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

1. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 836 (1)

2. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 710 (6)

3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 691 (3)

4. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 544 (5)

5. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 530 (3)

6. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 505 (2)

7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 462 (1)

8. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 407

9. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 377

10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 363

11. Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 301

12. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 293

13. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 289

14. Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 279

15. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 270

16. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 261

17. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 255 (4)

18. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 249

19. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 244

20. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 240

21. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 236

22. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 215 (1)

23. Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 206

24. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 202

25. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 200

26. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 194

27. Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 185

28. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 183

29. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 166

30. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 163 (2)

31. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 146

32. Joe B. Miller, Millerstown, MO, 127

33. Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 114

34. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 105

(tie) Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 105

36. Zach Hampton, Mooresville, IN, 100

(tie) Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL, 100

38. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 99

39. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 94

40. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 90

(tie) Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 90 (1)

42. Brant O’Banion, Parker, SD, 86

43. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 84

44. Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 80

(tie) Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 80

(tie) Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 80

47.. Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 78

48. Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO, 76

(tie) Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 76

50. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 74

(tie) Noah Gass, Mounds, OK, 74

52. Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 73

53. Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN, 70

(tie) Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 70

55. Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 69

56. Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 68

57. Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE, 67

(tie) Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 67

59. Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO, 65

(tie) DJ Netto, Hanford, CA, 65

61. Cap Henry, Republic, OH, 62

62. Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 60

63. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 58

64. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE, 57

65. Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 54

66. Andy Bishop, Harrisburg, IL, 53

67. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 51

(tie) Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 51

69. Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK, 50 (1)

70. Cody Hansen, Nunda, SD, 48

71. Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 44

(tie) Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 44

(tie) Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust., 44

74. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 43

75. Garet Williamson, Columbia, MO, 42

(tie) Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 42

(tie) Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 42

78. Reed Allex, St. Cloud, MN, 41

79. Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 40

(tie) Gregg Bakker, Sioux Falls, SD, 40

(tie) Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 40

82. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 38

83. Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 35

84. Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 34

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

(tie) Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 32

(tie) Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 32

(tie) Jack Berger, Lake Elmo, MN, 32

(tie) Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 32

90. Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 30

(tie) Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 30

92. Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO, 28

(tie) AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 28

94. Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA, 26

(tie) Eric Lutz, Sioux Falls, SD, 26

(tie) Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ, 26

(tie) Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 26

98. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 25

99. Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 24

(tie) Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 24

101. Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 22

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 22

(tie) Alex Schriever, Sioux Falls, SD, 22

104. Ben Brown, Marshall, MO, 20

(tie) Clyde Knipp, California, MO, 20

(tie) Brinton Marvel, Pittsboro, IN, 20

(tie) Colin Smith, Sheldon, IA, 20

(tie) Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 20

(tie) Chuck McGillivray, Madison, SD, 20

110. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, SD, 18

(tie) Zach Patterson, Yukon, OK, 18

(tie) McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA, 18

(tie) Chris Windom, Canton, IL, 18

(tie) Jordan Paulsen, Trevor, WI, 18

(tie) Ryan Bowers, Nowthen, MN, 18

116. Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 16

(tie) Jordan Graham, Grand Forks, ND, 16

(tie) Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 16

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 16

120. Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH, 14

(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 14

(tie) Lachlan McHugh, Gold Coast, QLD, Aust., 14

(tie) Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 14

124. Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 12

(tie) Blake Egeland, Climax, MN, 12

(tie) Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 12

(tie) Zach Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 12

(tie) Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 12

(tie) Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD, 12

(tie) Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 12

131. Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN, 10

(tie) Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA, 10

(tie) Terry Babb, Lincoln, IL, 10

(tie) Paul May, Terre Haute, IN, 10

(tie) Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 10

136. Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 8

(tie) Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 8

(tie) Noah Samuel, Burlington, IA, 8

(tie) Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8

(tie) Sammy Swindell, Lakeland, TN, 8

141. Shane Roemeling, Grand Forks, ND, 6

(tie) Skylar Gee, Laduc, ALB, Can., 6

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

(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 6

(tie) Danny Schlafer, Gibson, WI, 6

(tie) John Carney II, El Paso, TX, 6

147. Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 4

(tie) James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 4

(tie) Caleb Englehart, 4

(tie) Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 4

(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 4

(tie) Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE, 4

153. Austin Miller, Lacona, IA, 2

(tie) Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

(tie) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 2

(tie) Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI, 2

(tie) Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA, 2

Platinum WoO Member Wins

10, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA

3, David Gravel, Watertown, CT

2, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA

2, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH

1, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA

1, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND

1, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sat, May 22 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) x2 (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO x2)

Sun, May 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)

Sat, May 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sun, May 30 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Mon, May 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)

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

Fri, June 4 – Lee County Speedway (IA) MOWA (Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO)

Fri, June 4 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) All Stars/IRA (Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN)

Sat, June 5 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA)

Sat, June 5 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)

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

Sun, June 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)

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

Sun, June 6 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Fri, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA)

Fri, June 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK)

Sat, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA)

Sun, June 13 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Thur, June 17 – 34 Raceway (IA) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, June 18 – Dubuque Speedway (IA) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, June 19 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Sat, June 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)

Sun, June 20 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Mon, June 21 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)

Tue, June 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)

Thur, June 24 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Fri, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Sat, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO Jackson Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)

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

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

Fri, July 2 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sat, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)

Sat, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sun, July 11 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)

Sat, July 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)

Sun, July 18 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)

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

Fri, July 23 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, July 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

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

Sun, July 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

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

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

Thur, July 29 – Missouri State Fair Speedway All Stars

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

Fri, July 30 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

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

Sun, Aug 1 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

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

Fri, Aug 6 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

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

Mon, Aug 9 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Thur, Aug 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Fri, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Sat, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

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

Fri, Aug 20 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) IRA

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

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

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

Fri, Aug 27 – I-80 Speedway (NE) WoO

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

Sat, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

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

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

Fri, Sept 3 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

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

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

Sun, Sept 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 10 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Sept 10 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) IRA

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

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

Fri, Sept 17 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

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

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

Sat, Sept 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

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

Sun, Sept 26 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, Oct 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Oct 22 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

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

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

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

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

9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 402

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Justin Henderson Brings Home the Beef, the Pork and $7,000 at Knoxville!

Tyler Groenendyk Wins in Pro Sprints from the Tail; Todd Cooney Sweeps DTRA Trucks

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 17, 2021) – For the third time in his career at Knoxville Raceway, Justin Henderson swept both the 410 and 360 features in a single night. The stakes were high Saturday on Van Wall Equipment/Marion County Fair Night as the Tea, South Dakota native not only took home a total of $7,000 for his feat, but also claimed a half beef for winning the 410 feature, and a half a hog for winning the 360 main event. Tyler Groenendyk stormed from the back of the Pace Performance Pro Sprints field to win his third feature of the year in that class, while Todd Cooney swept the two features with the Karl Chevrolet Dirt Truck Racing Association Series.

Ayrton Gennetten stormed out to an early lead in the 20-lap 410 feature, ahead of Carson McCarl and Lynton Jeffrey. Henderson was fourth by the fourth lap. Up front, Gennetten was putting a large margin between himself and the field as he entered lapped traffic on the fifth circuit.

When Riley Goodno contacted the turn one wall at the halfway point, Gennetten and McCarl had put over four seconds between themselves and the third place car of Jeffrey.

The restart saw new life for Henderson, who surged from fourth to second. Another stoppage for a tangle involving Austin Miller and Ben Brown two laps later, set up the restart Henderson really needed.

The driver of the Sandvig Motorsports #7 put a slider on Gennetten in turns three and four after the green fell. Gennetten stayed close, but a Presley Truedson flip with six to go assured Henderson clean air.

Henderson would pull away for his thirteenth 410 win here, followed by Gennetten, a late charging Austin McCarl, Carson McCarl and Davey Heskin. Jeffrey, Matt Juhl, AJ Moeller, Terry McCarl and Sawyer Phillips rounded out the top ten. Jeffrey set quick time, and Phillips, Henderson and Heskin won heats.

“Before we ever went out for the 360 feature, I had a great big smile on my face,” said Henderson in Victory Lane. “I knew we were going to be taking the right after the scales. I could already picture my boy coming up. I just had a big smile on my face. I knew it was a done deal. We did it twice. We’re going to go buy another freezer tomorrow! Ayrton is getting so good here. I was tickled pink to pass him and to beat him. He’s very, very good here. He’s got a lot of wins coming in his future. There’s a lot of good competition here. We’re very happy and proud of this team.”

Ricky Montgomery came to a stop at the beginning of the 20-lap 360 main event. Once underway, Jamie Ball led Christian Bowman and Henderson early. Bowman passed Ball on the high side of turn four to lead lap three, but Ball surged back by on the next circuit. Kaleb Johnson had a fast mount as well, gaining fourth from Ryan Giles on lap four.

Henderson used the low side to pass Bowman for second before Scott Bogucki came to a stop in turn two seven laps in. The caution came just as the leaders were approaching traffic.

Ball led Henderson, Bowman and Johnson back to green. Henderson used the high side of turn four to make his winning move, while Johnson took third after narrowly avoiding disaster and contact with Bowman.

The leaders were back in lapped traffic with five to go, but Johnson, who was challenging Ball for second, got over the turn one cushion and into the wall, ending his night.

Henderson led the group back to green, ahead of Ball, Juhl, Giles and Bowman. Giles took third, but Juhl roared back by a lap later. He would cruise on the low side to pass Ball for second, but had nothing for Henderson at the line.

Following Henderson and Juhl, were Ball, Giles and Clint Garner. Brooke Tatnell, Roger Crockett, Dylan Westbrook, Bowman and Ryan Leavitt completed the top ten. Henderson set quick time over the field, while Leavitt, Giles, Tatnell and Garret Williamson were heat winners. JJ Hickle claimed the B. Alan Zoutte spun in the second heat, collecting Alex Hill. Both were uninjured, but done for the night.C

“I just love this car,” said Henderson of the family #83 in Victory Lane. “It feels so good. We switched out cars at the end of last year, and I was a little worried this car wouldn’t act the same, but I love it. I didn’t get a good restart with five to go there. It jumped to the right and I spun and got back to the left. I thought Jamie…he’s so good at the bottom here, and I didn’t want to leave the bottom open for him. The top just felt better, we never same him and we never looked back.”

Brandon Worthington led the Pro Sprints feature early over Chase Young and Jeff Wilke. Meanwhile, Tyler Groenendyk got a tremendous start from outside row six and was fifth by the end of the first lap.

Young snuck by Worthington to lead lap two. Groenendyk shot from fifth to third on lap three before Scotty Johnson slowed with a flat left rear tire. Groenendyk disposed of Worthington to take second on the restart, while Mike Mayberry climbed to third in a battle with Worthington.

Up front, Young was cruising on the bottom, until he missed his marks with three to go. Groenendyk gained on him for a pair of laps before snatching the lead on the high side coming for the white flag.

Groenendyk’s third win of the year came ahead of Young, Worthington, Mayberry and Devin Wignall. Wilke, Matt Allen, Alex Vande Voort, Eric Bridger and Joel Thorpe rounded out the top ten. Young and Allen won heat races.

“The track was good on the bottom of three and four, and you just had to be there,” said Groenendyk in Victory Lane. “Thankfully, Chase started slowing down a little bit, and that opened the opportunity to start searching around. I think the bottom of one and two was getting narrower, and the top was starting to come in. We only made a half a lap in the heat race, and we had to go fix this thing. It wouldn’t have happened if not for a lot of work behind the scenes.”

Two 12-lap DTRA features were run. In the first, Shawn Cooney took the early advantage before a restart on lap two, saw former Knoxville Harris Clash modified winner, Bill Davis Jr., take over the lead. Former sprint car regular Jeff Johnson entered the top three on lap three, and worked by Todd Cooney for second on lap four.

It would turn into a three-way battle between Davis, Johnson and Todd Cooney for the win. Johnson led lap seven, before Cooney took over for good on lap eight.

Cooney’s win came ahead of Johnson, Davis, Rick Clark and Shonn Mapes.

The former late model ace was even better in the second feature. Bryan Spangler led early, but Cooney had gone from tenth to third by the second lap. Johnson took the lead from Spangler, but it was short-lived. Cooney was in control by lap four.

Cooney’s second victory came in front of Johnson, Davis, Dennis Plain and Spangler.

“We had a lot of fun tonight,” said Cooney of his first two career wins at Knoxville. “We just decided to do this yesterday afternoon. I never thought I’d be making the left turn (into Victory Lane at Knoxville). This is pretty cool.”

Join us tomorrow night, Sunday, July 18 for Twin States Pulling Association Truck and Tractor Pull. Saturday, July 24, will be 3-M Night. All three sprint classes will be in action. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (24), 15.557; 2. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (3), 15.577; 3. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (10), 15.678; 4. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (16), 15.754; 5. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (5), 15.757; 6. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (22), 15.772; 7. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (25), 15.820; 8. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (18), 15.916; 9. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 15.923; 10. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (26), 16.003; 11. 73, Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI (20), 16.066; 12. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (13), 16.078; 13. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (6), 16.103; 14. 7C, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (11), 16.290; 15. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (7), 16.356; 16. 2KS, Sammy Swindell, Lakeland, TN (9), 16.397; 17. 5, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (4), 16.405; 18. 83A, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (14), 16.520; 19. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (23), 16.543; 20. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (19), 16.544; 21. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (1), 16.767; 22. 7J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (12), 16.789; 23. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (15), 17.014; 24. 2B, Brett Becker, Odessa, TX (2), 17.118; 25. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (17), 17.131; 26. 97, Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN (21), 17.251.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.9: 1. Sawyer Phillips (3); 2. Sammy Swindell (1); 3. Chris Martin (2); 4. Austin McCarl (4); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 6. Carson McCarl (5); 7. Bobby Mincer (7); 8. Devin Kline (8); 9. Joe Simbro (9)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.4: 1. Justin Henderson (6); 2. AJ Moeller (4); 3. Matt Juhl (5); 4. Presley Truedson (1); 5. Tasker Phillips (7); 6. Scotty Thiel (3); 7. John Carney II (2); 8. Ben Brown (8); 9. Alan Gilbertson (9)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.5: 1. Davey Heskin (6); 2. Jordan Goldesberry (2); 3. Terry McCarl (4); 4. Ayrton Gennetten (5); 5. Riley Goodno (3); 6. Austin Miller (1); 7. Bob Weuve (7); 8. Brett Becker (8)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Justin Henderson (8); 2. Ayrton Gennetten (2); 3. Austin McCarl (9); 4. Carson McCarl (1); 5. Davey Heskin (7); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 7. Matt Juhl (5); 8. AJ Moeller (4); 9. Terry McCarl (10); 10. Sawyer Phillips (3); 11. Chris Martin (12); 12. Sammy Swindell (13); 13. John Carney II (17); 14. Jordan Goldesberry (11); 15. Devin Kline (22); 16. Scotty Thiel (15); 17. Bobby Mincer (20); 18. Austin Miller (19); 19. Ben Brown (23); 20. Bob Weuve (21); 21. Joe Simbro (25); 22. Brett Becker (24); 23. Alan Gilbertson (26); 24. Presley Truedson (16); 25. Riley Goodno (14); 26. Tasker Phillips (18). Lap Leaders: Gennetten 1-12, Henderson 13-20. Hard-charger: Kline.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (1), 16.010; 2. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (14), 16.189; 3. 14, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (4), 16.254; 4. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (5), 16.380; 5. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (18), 16.401; 6. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (21), 16.406; 7. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (15), 16.424; 8. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (10), 16.448; 9. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (28), 16.454; 10. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (2), 16.460; 11. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (23), 16.543; 12. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (31), 16.544; 13. 47X, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (3), 16.545; 14. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (30), 16.590; 15. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (24), 16.602; 16. 35P, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (12), 16.607; 17. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (25), 16.750; 18. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (20), 16.795; 19. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (32), 16.903; 20. 24, Garet Williamson, Columbia, MO (33), 16.906; 21. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (16), 16.968; 22. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (22), 16.975; 23. 21, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO (7), 17.053; 24. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (6), 17.060; 25. 5H, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (17), 17.084; 26. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (13), 17.108; 27. 11C, Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA (27), 17.208; 28. 22S, Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO (8), 17.227; 29. 2, Chase Porter, St. Joseph, MO (26), 17.265; 30. 55B, Brandon Anderson, Glenpool, OK (11), 17.308; 31. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (19), 17.377; 32. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanborn, MN (29), NT; 33. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (9), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.6: 1. Ryan Leavitt (1); 2. Dylan Westbrook (3); 3. Justin Henderson (6); 4. Matt Moro (2); 5. Calvin Landis (4); 6. Matt Juhl (5); 7. JJ Hickle (7); 8. Chase Porter (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Ryan Giles (6); 2. Kaleb Johnson (5); 3. Ricky Montgomery (4); 4. Josh Higday (3); 5. Brandon Anderson (8); 6. Collin Moyle (7); 7. Alan Zoutte (1); 8. Alex Hill (2)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.1: 1. Brooke Tatnell (6); 2. Clint Garner (4); 3. Jamie Ball (5); 4. Riley Goodno (2); 5. Gunner Ramey (1); 6. Nathan Mills (3); 7. Colton Fisher (7) 8. John Anderson (8)

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.8: 1. Garet Williamson (2); 2. Roger Crockett (4); 3. Scott Bogucki (5); 4. Christian Bowman (6); 5. Skylar Prochaska (3); 6. Mike Johnston (1); 7. Slater Helt (7)

B main (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. JJ Hickle (2); 2. Chase Porter (6); 3. Mike Johnston (1); 4. Slater Helt (5); 5. John Anderson (8); 6. Colton Fisher (4); 7. Collin Moyle (3); 8. Brandon Anderson (7) DNS – Alex Hill, Alan Zoutte

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Justin Henderson (4); 2. Matt Juhl (8); 3. Jamie Ball (1); 4. Ryan Giles (6); 5. Clint Garner (9); 6. Brooke Tatnell (5); 7. Roger Crockett (11); 8. Dylan Westbrook (12); 9. Christian Bowman (2); 10. Ryan Leavitt (15); 11. Garet Williamson (14); 12. Riley Goodno (18); 13. Calvin Landis (13); 14. Josh Higday (16); 15. Nathan Mills (19); 16. Skylar Prochaska (17); 17. JJ Hickle (21); 18. Ricky Montgomery (10); 19. Gunner Ramey (20); 20. Slater Helt (24); 21. Chase Porter (22); 22. Mike Johnston (23); 23. Kaleb Johnson (3); 24. Scott Bogucki (7). Lap Leader: Ball 1-2, Bowman 3, Ball 4-7, Henderson 8-20. Hard-charger: Juhl.

Pro Series Results

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.0: 1. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (2); 2. 20, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (6); 3. 21x, Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA (3); 4. 3TJ, Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, IA (1); 5. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (7); 6. 43J, Jaslyn Jones, Monroe, IA (5); 7. 17x, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (4)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.7: 1. 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA (1); 2. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (4); 3. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (3); 4. 44, Scotty Johnson, Melcher-Dallas, IA (5); 5. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (2); 6. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (6)

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

Dirt Trucks Results

A main one (started), 12 Laps: 1. 2x, Todd Cooney, Des Moines, IA (10); 2. 9, Jeff Johnson, Indianola, IA (5); 3. 23, Bill Davis Jr., Des Moines, IA (6); 4. 7x, Rick Clark, Des Moines, IA (7); 5. 79, Shonn Mapes, Ankeny, IA (4); 6. 16s, Shawn Cooney, Des Moines, IA (2); 7. 17, Bryan Spangler, Coon Rapids, IA (8); 8. 16, Justin Schroeder, Coon Rapids, IA (3); 9. 2, Del Enos, Des Moines, IA (1); 10. 57, Dennis Plain, Fort Dodge, IA (9). Lap Leaders: S. Cooney 1, David Jr. 2-6, Johnson 7, T. Cooney 8-12. Hard-charger: T. Cooney.

A main two (started), 12 Laps: 1. Todd Cooney (8); 2. Jeff Johnson (5); 3. Bill Davis Jr. (2); 4. Dennis Plain (1); 5. Bryan Spangler (2); 6. Shonn Mapes (4); 7. Justin Schroeder (7); 8. Del Enos (9); 9. Shawn Cooney (6) DNS – Rick Clark. Lap Leaders: Spangler 1, Johnson 2, T. Cooney 3-12. Hard-charger: T. Cooney.

 

 

7/16/21

US36 Raceway

Osborn, MO

ASCS

24 cars

Heat one (started): 1. Jay Russell 76 (1) 2. Trevor Grossenbacher 95T (4) 3. Alex Hill 77x (5) 4. Gunnar Ramey 21 (6) 5. Joey Danley 14 (7) 6. Austin O’Neal 11 (2) 7. Scott Bogucki 28 (3) DNS – Colby Thornhill 19

8-lap heats used passing points to set up the feature. Russell led O’Neal and Grossenbacher early. O’Neal’s run came to an end with three to go when he broke a torsion arm. Bogucki also exited and would not return. Russell held them off to win it. Thornhill dealt with mechanical issues all night and never got it going.

Heat two (started): 1. Garret Williamson 24 (4) 2. Brandon Anderson 55B (2) 3. Matt Covington 95 (6) 4. Dylan Westbrook 47x (5) 5. Adam Gullion 91 (1) 6. Chase Porter 2 (8) 7. Colton Fisher 11c (3) 8. Slater Helt 22s (7)

Williamson led the distance. Covington moved up to third with a high side pass of Gullion on lap two. Westbrook dropped back early but got by Gullion for fourth with three to go.

Heat three (started): 1. Jason Martin 82 (2) 2. Ryan Bickett 17B (1) 3. JJ Hickle 63 (5) 4. Miles Paulus 98P (4) 5. Blake Hahn 52 (6) 6. JR Topper 92J (3) 7. Rowdy Reber 88 (7) 8. Zach Davis 3z (8)

Clark was scheduled for the pole but needed a second push. Martin dominated from outside row one. Hickle had a good start and moved by Paulus for third on the second lap.

A main (started): 1. Covington (1) 2. Williamson (2) 3. Hahn (12) 4. Hill (7) 5. Anderson (6) 6. Danley (14) 7. Paulus (11) 8. Hickle (5) 9. Grossenbacher (3) 10. Russell (8) 11. Bickett (9) 12. Helt (22) 13. Porter (15) 14. Topper (17) 15. Martin (4) 16. Westbrook (13) 17. O’Neal (18) 18. Ramey (10) 19. Reber (19) 20. Gullion (16) 21. Davis (20) 22. Fisher (21) DNS – Bogucki, Thornhill

The 25-lapper saw Williamson leading Covington, Anderson and Hill early. Anderson went over the cushion on the high banks on lap two and Hill moved into third. Hickle assumed fourth. Williamson was into lapped traffic on the fifth lap. Three laps later, things were hectic up front, and Covington took the low route to the point in heavy lapped traffic. Hickle got by Hill on lap 12 and it was a three-way battle for the lead at that point. Williamson dove in front of Covington to briefly retake the lead on lap 14, but by the time the field came back to the line, Covington was leading. By lap 18, Hahn was in the mix, and a blanket could be thrown over the top four, as they swapped positions at will. Things came to a quick end when Ramey and O’Neal flipped in turn four. Hickle also tipped over to avoid the two, surrendering his top four run. Covington led Williamson, Hahn, Hill and Martin back to green, while Westbrook exited with mechanical issues. Martin moved by Hill for fourth with four to go, but he would get over the top of the turn three cushion and flip with two to go. Covington led the two lap Dash to the checkers. Helt was the hard-charger.

 

 

7/15/21

Eldora Speedway

Rossburg, OH

38th Annual King’s Royal

61 cars

Brian Brown (8th car out to time) set quick time at 13.326 seconds. Dave Blaney (5th car out) was second quick, followed by Carson Macedo (11th by choice), Logan Schuchart (1st), Tyler Courtney (7th), Ian Madsen (49th), Paul McMahan (28th), Danny Dietrich (10th), Kyle Larson (20th) and Rico Abreu (13th).

Both Trey Jacobs and Ryan Smith contacted the turn one wall hard and helicoptered down the track. Both were ok. Tim Shaffer failed to get a time in. Cole Macedo was disqualified for a nose wing infraction.

Brown rolled the wheel of “misfortune” setting the heat invert at four.

Rain began to fall soon after. The delay was three hours and 45 minutes before pushing off for hot laps.

Heat one (started): 1. Daryn Pittman 39 (1) 2. Cory Eliason 26 (2) 3. Brown 21 (4) / 4. McMahan 5 (3) 5. Brock Zearfoss 3z (7) 6. Hunter Schuerenberg 55 (5) / 7. Cole Macedo 18x (11) 8. Harli White 11N (8) 9. Bryce Schmitt 18s (9) 10. Nate Reeser 83x (10) 11. James McFadden 9 (6)

10-lap heats take the top three to the feature, the next three to the B, and the remaining to the C. Heat winner will start sixth in the feature. The two quickest qualifiers not making it into the top three will also be in the A. McFadden contacts Brown’s right rear and heads into the wall and upside down. He is o.k. The track is fast and narrow after the rains. Pittman leads the distance. Brown is all over Eliason for second, but has no room to pass. Co. Macedo came one spot away from moving up into a B main spot.

Rain begins again at 11:30 p.m. and race postponed until Saturday afternoon.

 

 

7/14/21

Eldora Speedway

Rossburg, OH

Jokers Wild

WoO

57 cars

Two groups of qualifying saw the top 40 qualifiers locked into four heats. The remaining 17 were scheduled for two non-qualifiers with the top four moving on from that to fill in the back row of the heats.

Kerry Madsen (17th car out to time) set quick time in the first group and overall with a lap of 12.757 seconds on the high banks. Aaron Reutzel (25th car out) was second quick, followed by Ian Madsen (3rd), Brian Brown (2nd) and Brad Sweet (13th). Paul McMahan (18th car out) was quickest in the second group, followed by Carson Macedo (27th), Brock Zearfoss (6th), David Gravel (10th) and Sheldon Haudenschild (20th). Bradley Ashford failed to get a time in with the first group.

Non-Qualifier #1 (started): 1. Danny Dietrich 48 (2) 2. Derek Hagar 9JR (1) 3. Shawn Dancer 49D (5) 4. Greg Wilson 97 (4) / 5. Harli White 11N (3) 6. John Carney II 7 (6) 7. Bryce Schmitt 18s (7) 8. Bradley Ashford 4x (8) DNS – Paige Polyak 19P

The 8-lapper took the top four to the back of heats one and two. Dietrick led the distance. On lap seven, Schmitt contacted the turn four wall, bringing the caution. The lead four remained the same, but Wilson had to fend off White for the final transfer.

Non-Qualifier #2 (started): 1. Kyle Reinhardt 91 (1) 2. Henry Malcuit 70m (2) 3. Dan McCarron 22m (3) 4. Carson Short 70 (4) 5. Jordan Ryan 25R (5) 6. Nate Reeser 83x (6) DNS – Marcus Dumesny 47N, Jason Sides 7s

Mostly a single-file affair.

Heat one (started): 1. K. Madsen 14 (1) 2. I. Madsen 49x (2) 3. Sweet 49 (3) 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (4) 5. Cory Eliason 26 (5) / 6. Wayne Johnson 2c (6) 7. Spencer Bayston 11 (7) 8. Joey Saldana 12N (10) 9. CJ Leary 55V (8) 10. Dietrich (11) 11. Hunter Schuerenberg 55 (9) 12. Dancer (12)

8-lap heats took the top five to the A and the top two to the Dash. No one was catching the Madsen brothers in this one. The best racing was back in the pack between Bayston and Saldana. Bayston won the previous night at Attica with the WoO, but would head to the B with Saldana, making his first start since Volusia.

Heat two (started): 1. Brown 21 (2) 2. Reutzel 83 (1) 3. Daryn Pittman 39 (3) 4. Donny Schatz 15 (5) 5. Tyler Courtney 7BC (7) / 6. Logan Schuchart 1s (10) 7. Bill Balog 17B (4) 8. Wilson (12) 9. Ryan Smith 6 (9) 10. Sye Lynch 42 (6) 11. Hagar (11) 12. DJ Foos 29 (8)

Reutzel influenced Brown up the track on the start, but by the time a lap was complete, Brown had returned the favor, and took the lead for good. He took off from there. Courtney was able to move up into a transfer that was held by Balog early. Wilson climbed to eighth, coming from the last transfer in the NQ to qualify for the B.

Heat three (started): 1. McMahan 5 (1) 2. Zearfoss 3z (2) 3. S. Haudenschild 17 (3) 4. Rico Abreu 24 (4) 5. Brent Marks 19m (6) / 6. Gio Scelzi 18 (7) 7. Jac Haudenschild 22 (5) 8. Jacob Allen 1a (9) 9. Parker Price-Miller 19 (8) 10. Tim Shaffer 28 (10) 11. McCarron (12) 12. Reinhardt (11)

McCarron spun before a lap could be completed. Abreu contacted S. Haudenschild from behind in turn two. Sheldon took exception under the yellow. Once green, McMahan took off ahead of Zearfoss, Abreu and S. Haudenschild. McMahan pulled away and won going away. The battle was on for third, however, and S. Haudenschild worked his way back by Abreu for third.

Heat four (started): 1. Macedo 41 (1) 2. Gravel 2 (2) 3. Zeb Wise 10 (6) 4. James McFadden 9 (4) 5. Dave Blaney 10B (5) / 6. Anthony Macri 71 (8) 7. Kraig Kinser 11K (10) 8. Justin Peck 13 (9) 9. Short (11) 10. Kyle Larson 57 (3) 11. Lachlan McHugh 101 (7) DNS – Malcuit

Macedo led Gravel, Larson and McFadden early. Larson would shell a driveline three laps in. The restart saw Macedo ahead of Gravel, McFadden, Wise and Macri in the Indy Race Parts #71. Blaney was persistent and worked over Macri for the final transfer spot on lap five. Wise did the same with McFadden, shooting under him on the last lap to claim third.

C main (started): 1. Shaffer (1) 2. Lynch (2) / 3. Hagar (5) 4. Reinhardt (6) 5. McHugh (4) 6. Dancer (7) 7. Foos (8) 8. McCarron (3) 9. Ryan (9) 10. White (10) 11. Reeser (11) 12. Carney II (12) 13. Ashford (13) DNS – Dietrich, Schuerenberg, Malcuit, Schmitt

The 10-lapper took the top two to the back of the B. The top two remained unchanged, though Hagar applied some pressure for the final transfer.

Dash (started): 1. Brown (4) 2. McMahan (1) 3. Zearfoss (2) 4. K. Madsen (6) 5. Gravel (8) 6. Macedo (3) 7. Reutzel (5) 8. I. Madsen (7)

The 6-lapper set the first eight starting spots in the feature. Brown was impressive in storming by the front row going down the backstretch on lap one. He pulled away for a convincing win. Gravel was the big advancer outside of Brown.

B main (started): 1. Larson (2) 2. Scelzi (6) 3. Schuchart (4) 4. Bayston (7) / 5. Kinser (10) 6. Peck (14) 7. Macri (5) 8. Short (17) 9. Wilson (11) 10. Leary (13) 11. Allen (12) 12. Saldana (9) 13. Shaffer (16) 14. Lynch (18) 15. Balog (1) 16. Johnson (3) 17. J. Haudenschild (8) 18. Smith (15) DNS – Price-Miller

The 12-lapper took the top four the feature. Scelzi was late for staging and docked a row. Larson jumped out to an early lead over Schuchart, Balog and Scelzi before Smith came to a stop after one lap. Scelzi jumped into third on the restart, and Bayston came sixth to fourth. Shaffer spun two laps in. J. Haudenschild retired at the same time. Larson led Schuchart, Scelzi, Bayston and Balog back to green. Scelzi moved up another spot, and Bayston took third from Schuchart on lap four. Balog slowed with a collapsed wing side panel. It would be a problem for a few drivers. On the restart, Schuchart got back by Bayston for third. Kinser made a late charge, but was one spot short, causing him to take a provisional.

A main (started): 1. Macedo (6) 2. Brown (1 ) 3. Gravel (5) 4. K. Madsen (4) 5. Reutzel (7) 6. I. Madsen (8) 7. Abreu (14) 8. Marks (18) 9. McMahan (2) 10. Larson (21) 11. Sweet (9) 12. S. Haudenschild (10) 13. Schatz (15) 14. Scelzi (22) 15. Bayston (24) 16. Pittman (11) 17. Wise (12) 18. Schuchart (23) 19. Zearfoss (3) 20. Kinser (25, prov.) 21. McFadden (16) 22. Courtney (19) 23. Eliason (17) 24. Hafertepe (13) 25. Blaney (20)

The 25-lapper paid $10,000 to win. Macedo had an exceptional start, going from sixth to the lead right away ahead of Brown, K. Madsen, McMahan and Zearfoss. Reutzel moved from sixth to fourth after a caution on lap two. By lap six, he was by K. Madsen for third. Macedo was pulling away and entered lapped traffic on lap ten. At the halfway point, his lead was 2.5 seconds over Brown. On lap 14, K. Madsen worked back by Reutzel for third. McFadden slowed and exited with eight to go. That caution negated passes by K. Madsen for second and Gravel for fourth. McMahan had a wing side panel folding, but he maintained. Gravel shot into fourth again once the green fell. Schuchart had wing problems as well, slowing with three to go. Macedo pulled away the last few laps to win, followed by Brown, and Gravel, who passed K. Madsen on the final go-around. Larson was the hard-charger.

 

 

7/13/21

Attica Raceway Park

Attica, OH

Brad Doty Classic

WoO

48 cars

Harli White was the 49th entry, but the Neumeister #11N team had issues with trailer tires on the way to the track and never made it. There was a threat of rain much of the day, and especially in the evening, but the track somehow avoided anything but a couple of brief showers.

The field was split into two groups. Sheldon Haudenschild (10th car out to time) set quick time in the first group at 12.582 seconds on the dry-slick 3/8-mile. Tyler Courtney (6th car out) was second quick, followed by Logan Schuchart (21st), Spencer Bayston (12th) and Kyle Larson (1st). Aaron Reutzel (15th car out) set the standard in the second group at 12.605 seconds, followed by Cory Eliason (1st), Carson Macedo (18th), James McFadden (4th) and Brad Sweet (22nd).

Heat one (started): 1. Haudenschild 17 (1) 2. Schuchart 1s (2) 3. Larson 57 (3) 4. Zeb Wise 10 (4) 5. Christopher Bell 39 (5) / 6. DJ Foos 16 (7) 7. Hunter Schuerenberg 55 (9) 8. Stuart Brubaker 35 (11) 9. Dean Jacobs 1F (8) 10. Rico Abreu 24 (6) 11. Carson Short 70 (12) 12. Jacob Allen 1a (10)

Humongous 12-car, 10-lap heats saw the top five transfer to the feature, and the top two to the Dash. With heats so stacked, and lined straight up, in this instance, most action was single file with Haudenschild leading the distance with Schuchart in striking range.

Heat two (started): 1. Courtney 7BC (1) 2. Bayston 11 (2) 3. Danny Dietrich 48 (3) 4. Cole Macedo 18 (4) 5. Trey Jacobs 3J (6) / 6. Tyler Gunn 27w (8) 7. Parker Price-Miller 19 (4) 8. Wayne Johnson 2c (5) 9. Greg Wilson 97 (12) 10. CJ Leary 55V (11) 11. Chris Andrews 23 (7) 12. Caleb Griffith 33w (10)

Bayston led early, but Courtney used the low side to cruise by for the win. Jacobs grabbed the fifth and final transfer spot from Ryan on lap two.

Heat three (started): 1. Macedo 41 (2) 2. Sweet 49 (3) 3. David Gravel 2 (4) 4. Cap Henry 4 (6) 5. Marcus Dumesny 47N (5) / 6. Henry Malcuit 70m (8) 7. Jason Sides 7s (12) 8. Jordan Ryan 25R (10) 9. Shawn Dancer 49D (8) 10. Reutzel 83 (1) DNS – Ian Madsen 49x, Lachlan McHugh 101

Madsen stopped in staging and would be a scratch for the night. While the pole-sitter Reutzel got over the turn two berm, Macedo raced to the lead ahead of Sweet and Schatz. Reutzel would go over the back of the backstretch and head to the work area never to return with a lap in the books. The lead five stayed the same, but Dumesny had his hands full with Malcuit, who passed him on lap five for the final transfer. The battle went down to the wire, with Dumesny making a last lap pass for the spot. Gravel worked over Sweet for the Dash spot, but settled for third.

Heat four (started): 1. McFadden 9 (2) 2. Eliason (1) 3. Zearfoss 3z (4) 4. Brandon Spithaler 22 (3) 5. Craig Mintz 09 (5) / 6. Donny Schatz 15 (8) 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (6) 8. Kraig Kinser 11K (9) 9. Tim Shaffer 28 (7) 10. Duane Zablocki 9z (12) 11. Chad Kemenah 14 (10) 12. Travis Philo 5T (11)

This one was mostly a single-file affair, save Spithaler and Zearfoss, who battled for third. Zearfoss would claim the spot after a good battle with two to go.

C main (started): 1. Abreu (1) 2. Leary (3) / 3. Griffith (7) 4. Zablocki (2) 5. Short (4) 6. Andrews (5) 7. Philo (6) DNS – Kemenah, Madsen, Allen, McHugh

The 8-lap C took the top two to the B. Leary got into second behind Abreu right away. Griffith was up from the tail to fourth on lap two. Short was third when he went over the berm with three to go. Griffith claimed third, but Abreu and Leary had left him.

Dash (started): 1. Schuchart (4) 2. Courtney (2) 3. Bayston (1) 4. Sweet (3) 5. Eliason (6) 6. McFadden (5) 7. Macedo (7) 8. Haudenschild (8)

The 8-lap Dash set the starting spots in the first four rows of the feature. McFadden and Eliason were slotted to start in row two, but both were docked a row for being late to staging on a night when things were being moved along quickly. Courtney grabbed the early lead over Schuchart and Bayston. Sweet worked by Eliason for fourth on lap two. Haudenschild got over the turn three berm and came to a stop bringing caution with five to go. In a war of slide jobs, Schuchart took the lead from Courtney coming for the white flag. Courtney surged back in front with a slide job in three and four, but Schuchart crossed back under him to win it.

B main (started): 1. Reutzel (2) 2. Schatz (6) 3. Malcuit (4) 4. Schuerenberg (7) / 5. Sides (8) 6. Foos (3) 7. Price-Miller (9) 8. Hafertepe Jr. (10) 9. D. Jacobs (13) 10. Wilson (15) 11. Ryan (12) 12. Leary (19) 13. Kinser (14) 14. Brubaker (11) 15. Dancer (16) 16. Gunn (5) 17. Abreu (18) 18. Shaffer (17) 19. Johnson (1)

The 12-lapper took the top four to the A. Reutzel led Eliason, Malcuit, Gunn and Schatz early. Malcuit passed Johnson for second on lap two. Schatz took the final transfer from Gunn on lap three, and then got by Johnson for third. Gunn then went over the top of turn four to bring a caution. Schuerenberg used that restart to get by Johnson for the fourth and final transfer. Schatz and Malcuit battled hard for second before Donny took with three to go.

A main (started): 1. Bayston (3) 2. Sweet (4) 3. Ca. Macedo (7) 4. Schatz (22) 5. Schuchart (1) 6. McFadden (6) 7. Courtney (2) 8. Haudenschild (8) 9. Henry (14) 10. Gravel (10) 11. T. Jacobs (19) 12. Wise (13) 13. Dietrich (11) 14. Schuerenberg (24) 15. Bell (17) 16. Eliason (5) 17. Zearfoss (12) 18. Spithaler (16) 19. Reutzel (21) 20. Mintz (20) 21. Co. Macedo (15) 22. Dumesny (18) 23. Malcuit (23) 24. Larson (9)

The 40-lapper saw Schuchart leading Courtney, Sweet and Bayston on lap one. Larson spun, and so did Spithaler one lap in. Bell visited the work area. On the restart, things got bottled up in the back, with Co. Macedo, Zearfoss and Spithaler collected. Larson’s car then died. He retired. Three laps in, Co. Macedo spun. Schuchart picked the inside line on the restart, ahead of Courtney, Sweet, Bayston, Eliason and McFadden. Schatz had moved from 22nd to 16th. Courtney shot into the lead on the restart. Schuchart wasn’t going away. The two cars entered turn one five laps in, with Schuchart tagging Courtney in close action. The latter spun out. Schuchart assumed the lead, ahead of Bayston, who had passed Sweet. Dumesny bounced off the turn four wall and down the track, collecting an unsuspecting Co. Macedo, who took a rough ride. He was uninjured. With seven laps in, Schuchart led Bayston, Sweet, Eliason and McFadden back to green. Schuerenberg was up to 11th from 24th, and Schatz checked in a 15th. The restart was a wild one that saw Bayston take the lead, and Eliason, shot up to third. Eliason would pass Schuchart for second on lap nine, and Sweet followed him into third a lap later. Sweet continued his charge by taking second from Eliason on lap 11, and Schuchart followed him into third on lap 14, while you could throw a blanket over those three cars. Bayston entered lapped traffic on lap 19. Eliason went over the top of turn four on lap 23, bringing the yellow again. Bayston chose the inside line over Sweet, Schuchart, Macedo, Haudenschild and Wise. Macedo shot into third on the restart, but Schuchart fought back. He took a trip over the turn two berm, but his mistake was negated when Reutzel came to a stop in turn four with ten to go. Schatz was up to seventh. Bayston pulled away again to net his first career WoO win. Sweet came home second, followed by Macedo, hard-charger Schatz and Schuchart.

 

 

Justin Henderson Provides the Fireworks for $5,000 at Knoxville!

Cory Eliason Makes Late Pass for Second Career 360 Win; Eric Bridger Wins Second in a Row in Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 3, 2021) – Justin Henderson led wire to wire to claim the $5,000 410 main event at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday on Budweiser Salutes America Night. His win was the first of the season for he and the Sandvig Motorsports #7 team, and the twelfth of his career here. Cory Eliason passed Ryan Giles late in the 360 feature to win his second career win here, and Eric Bridger led the duration of the Pace Performance Pro Sprints for his second victory in a row, and eleventh in his career.

Henderson took advantage of a “zero” draw for the heat inversion and led from the pole early in the 25-lap 410 feature, ahead of Davey Heskin, Lynton Jeffrey, Matt Juhl and Brian Brown. Austin McCarl was an early player as well, jetting from sixth to third on the second lap. Brown tried to slide by Juhl for fifth, and the latter went four wheels above the cushion, spinning to a stop.

McCarl disposed of Heskin for second on the restart, while Brown moved to fourth. Cory Eliason moved into the top five on lap five. Brown’s charge netted third on lap seven in a good battle with Heskin. The leaders hit lapped traffic on the tenth circuit, and McCarl pressured Henderson for the lead. He shot by for the point, but a caution for Jeffrey, who got over the turn one cushion and into the wall negated his pass.

Brown would add to McCarl’s misfortune, jetting by for second on the restart. Contact from another car sent Tasker Phillips into a hard flip on the twelfth lap. Joe Simbro also tipped over. Neither was injured. All Star regulars Eliason and Tyler Courtney moved into fourth and fifth on the restart, with Eliason gaining another spot with a pass of McCarl on lap 14. Heskin followed him into fourth a pair of laps later. A top ten run for Sammy Swindell ended in smoke and he came to a stop with four to go. Ninth running Ian Madsen entered the work area as well.

Up front, Henderson was true to the bottom and never headed. Brown finished second, ahead of Eliason, Heskin and McCarl. Ayrton Gennetten, Courtney, Sawyer Phillips, Terry McCarl and Juhl rounded out the top ten. Henderson set quick time over the field, and Austin McCarl, Riley Goodno and Jeffrey were heat winners.

“I was definitely holding on with the nose wing laying back the way it was,” said Henderson in Victory Lane. “I was really worried, and I figured if I kept nipping the bottom…I didn’t see anyone above me. That was the story of the race. We got a quick lead, and after that it was just hang on to the bottom and try not to miss it. The car would get so tight, and then I would try to have to save it or let it run up the hill. I was hearing cars on either side, so I was just hoping for the best. With 900 horsepower, it was tough to keep the nose down. This team never quits working.”

Ryan Giles shot out from the pole to lead Kaleb Johnson, Jamie Ball, Cory Eliason and Calvin Landis early in the 20-lap 360 main event. Eliason copped third from Ball on lap two, before Giles entered lapped traffic four circuits later.

Eliason’s climb continued when he got by Johnson for second in traffic on lap seven. Shortly after, John Anderson lost his right rear tire bringing the yellow flag. Giles led Eliason, Johnson, Ball and Landis back to the green flag.

The leader was back in the backmarkers by lap 13. Alan Zoutte spun with two laps to go, setting up a final dash for the checkers, and a chance for Eliason to catch Giles.

Eliason would make his winning pass high in turn two after the restart to take the win, his first of the year in the Rudeen Racing #26. Giles held onto second, ahead of Ball, Clint Garner and Johnson. Landis, Brooke Tatnell, Matt Moro, Riley Goodno and Ricky Montgomery completed the top ten. Eliason set quick time over the 25-car field, while Tatnell, Connor Loeffler and Ball took the heats.

“We were close, and when we got in lapped traffic, we kept getting a yellow,” said Eliason. “That’s good if you’re the leader, but as the second place guy, I was getting frustrated. We had a restart (on lap seven) and (Giles) lifted a little early getting to the bottom. So I just had to time my start right with him. I had the run down the straightaway and I was able to use the middle in free air.”

The Pace Performance Pro Sprints 15-lap feature was one of attrition that only saw seven finish the event. Devin Kline and Cam Martin didn’t even make the post after flipping in their heat race. Both were uninjured. Lap one of the main event claimed another five cars. When Brandon Worthington contacted, a chain reaction saw Matt Allen, Tyler Barrick, Alex Vande Voort and Jaslyn Jones get collected. Only Mayberry would continue.

Once green, Eric Bridger led in his patented low groove, ahead of Devin Wignall, Matthew Stelzer, Joe Beaver and Tyler Groenendyk. Groenendyk and Jeff Wilke would move past Beaver into fourth and fifth. Joe would exit on lap eight.

With Bridger appearing to be well on his way to a win, JJ Beaver spun with a lap to go. Wignall, who was running second, could not avoid Beaver’s car and was collected. Both were uninjured.

The green, white, checker finish was anticlimactic as Bridger roared to his second straight win, and the eleventh of his career on the famous half-mile. Stelzer, Groenendyk, Mayberry, Chase Young, Wilke and Scotty Johnson were the remaining cars running. Wilke and Wignall were heat race winners.

“It was perfect for about ten laps, and then got a little loose there,” said Bridger. “We got the caution, I pulled the wing back a bit, and set sail into Victory Lane! Thanks to everyone for being here tonight, first responders and veterans too.”

Join us Thursday, July 8 through Saturday, July 10 for another busy weekend! Thursday will see practice for the Camping World NASCAR Truck Series Corn Belt 150 presented by Premier Chevy Dealers to be held Friday night! On Saturday, July 10, the BRANDT Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Clash will commence and award $20,000 to the winner. The USAC National Sprint Car Series, USAC Midwest Series and POWRi/WAR Sprint Cars will all be on hand going for the big money! The 410’s will also be in action. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (18), 15.902; 2. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (12), 15.915; 3. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (14), 15.919; 4. 26, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (7), 15.932; 5. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (21), 15.940; 6. 25, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (20), 16.011; 7. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (8), 16.065; 8. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (2), 16.082; 9. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (23), 16.099; 10. 2KS, Sammy Swindell, Lakeland, TN (13), 16.162; 11. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (6), 16.167; 12. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (5), 16.233; 13. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (25), 16.278; 14. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.323; 15. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 16.348; 16. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (16), 16.369; 17. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (15), 16.457; 18. 7K, Justin Zimmerman, Athens, TX (11), 16.459; 19. 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (19), 16.519; 20. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (26), 16.527; 21. 5, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (10), 16.539; 22. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (1), 16.591; 23. 83A, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (22), 16.738; 24. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (3), 16.893; 25. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (9), 17.073; 26. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (24), 17.146

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:13.4: 1. Austin McCarl (2); 2. Sawyer Phillips (1); 3. Justin Henderson (6); 4. Sammy Swindell (3); 5. Cory Eliason (5); 6. Tyler Courtney (4); 7. Ryan Roberts (7); 8. Jordan Goldesberry (8); 9. Ben Brown (9)

Heat two (starte), 8 Laps, 2:13.8: 1. Riley Goodno (2); 2. Ayrton Gennetten (4); 3. AJ Moeller (1); 4. Terry McCarl (3); 5. Brian Brown (5); 6. Davey Heskin (6); 7. Chris Martin (7); 8. Joe Simbro (9); 9. Austin Miller (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.0: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 2. Tasker Phillips (2); 3. Carson McCarl (3); 4. Ian Madsen (5); 5. Matt Juhl (6); 6. Presley Truedson (7); 7. Justin Zimmerman (1); 8. Bob Weuve (8)

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Justin Henderson (1); 2. Brian Brown (8); 3. Cory Eliason (6); 4. Davey Heskin (4); 5. Austin McCarl (9); 6. Ayrton Gennetten (5); 7. Tyler Courtney (11); 8. Sawyer Phillips (16); 9. Terry McCarl (14); 10. Matt Juhl (2); 11. Carson McCarl (13); 12. Chris Martin (21); 13. AJ Moeller (17); 14. Ryan Roberts (20); 15. Riley Goodno (10); 16. Presley Truedson (19); 17. Jordan Goldesberry (22); 18. Justin Zimmerman (18); 19. Ben Brown (26); 20. Bob Weuve (23); 21. Ian Madsen (7); 22. Sammy Swindell (12); 23. Tasker Phillips (15); 24. Joe Simbro (25); 25. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 26. Austin Miller (24). Lap Leader: Henderson 1-25. Hard-charger: Martin.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 26, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (5), 16.557; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (2), 16.652; 3. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.728; 4. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (17), 16.729; 5. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (1), 16.743; 6. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (15), 16.759; 7. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (13), 16.872; 8. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (18), 16.942; 9. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (16), 16.953; 10. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (25), 16.955; 11. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (4), 17.021; 12. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.068; 13. 14, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (21), 17.089; 14. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (22), 17.106; 15. 45X, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (9), 17.124; 16. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (3), 17.130; 17. 22L, Connor Loeffler, Georgetown, SC (23), 17.136; 18. 35X, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (7), 17.147; 19. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanborn, MN (6), 17.169; 20. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (20), 17.208; 21. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (12), 17.386; 22. 95, Trevor Grossenbacher, Panama, NE (19), 17.422; 23. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (11), 17.802; 24. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (24), 17.835; 25. 2, Jason Billups, Holt, MO (10), 18.326

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.5: 1. Brooke Tatnell (2); 2. Nathan Mills (1); 3. Ryan Giles (4); 4. Cory Eliason (6); 5. Kaleb Johnson (5); 6. Josh Higday (3); 7. Christopher Thram (7); 8. Trevor Grossenbacher (8); 9. Jason Billups (9)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.4: 1. Connor Loeffler (1); 2. Riley Goodno (2); 3. Clint Garner (6); 4. Ricky Montgomery (4); 5. Matt Moro (5); 6. Ryan Leavitt (3); 7. Christian Bowman (7); 8. John Anderson (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.7: 1. Jamie Ball (3); 2. Collin Moyle (1); 3. Johnny Herrera (2); 4. Calvin Landis (6); 5. Rob Kubli (4); 6. Alan Zoutte (5); 7. Mike Johnston (7) DNS – Kevin Hetrick

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Cory Eliason (5); 2. Ryan Giles (1); 3. Jamie Ball (4); 4. Clint Garner (6); 5. Kaleb Johnson (2); 6. Calvin Landis (3); 7. Brooke Tatnell (9); 8. Matt Moro (7); 9. Riley Goodno (12); 10. Ricky Montgomery (8); 11. Rob Kubli (11); 12. Ryan Leavitt (17); 13. Connor Loeffler (13); 14. Nathan Mills (14); 15. Christian Bowman (20); 16. Johnny Herrera (15); 17. Christopher Thram (19); 18. Josh Higday (16); 19. Trevor Grossenbacher (22); 20. Mike Johnston (21); 21. Alan Zoutte (18); 22. Collin Moyle (10); 23. Jason Billups (24); 24. John Anderson (23); 25. Kevin Hetrick (25). Lap Leaders: Giles 1-18, Eliason 19-20. Hard-charger: Leavitt.

Pro Series Results

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.2: 1. Jeff Wilke (1); 2. Matthew Stelzer (4); 3. Tyler Groenendyk (6); 4. Matt Allen (3); 5. Chase Young (7); 6. Mike Mayberry (9); 7. Tyler Barrick (2); 8. Scotty Johnson (8); 9. Alex Vande Voort (5)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.1: 1. Devin Wignall (2); 2. Eric Bridger (4); 3. Joe Beaver (8); 4. Brandon Worthington (7); 5. JJ Beaver (3); 6. Jaslyn Jones (1); 7. Devin Kline (5); 8. Cam Martin (6)

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

 

 

Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com Update and Points!

(Bill W) July 2, 2021, Monroe, IA – With big events at Huset’s Speedway and Jackson Motorplex in the books, the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com will have a bit of a quieter Fourth of July weekend, with the only action happening at Cedar Lake Speedway in Wisconsin and Knoxville Raceway in Iowa. The World of Outlaws tackle Cedar Lake, while the Knoxville regulars will vie for a larger purse featuring $5,000 to win.

Gio Scelzi leads the current point standings, ahead of Brian Brown, Kerry Madsen, Justin Henderson and Austin McCarl. Ayrton Gennetten, Parker Price-Miller, Rico Abreu, Matt Juhl, and Carson McCarl round out the top ten.

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

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

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

1. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 746 (1)

2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 651 (3)

3. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 530 (3)

4. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 510 (2)

5. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 446 (5)

6. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 445 (2)

7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 377 (1)

8. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 363

9. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 327

10. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 326

11. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 270

12. Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 258

13. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 255 (4)

14. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 249

15. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 240

16. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 236

17. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 226

18. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 224 (1)

19. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 214

20. Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 204

21. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 202

22. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 200

23. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 191 (1)

24. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 181

25. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 166

(tie) Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 166

27. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 159

28. Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 157

29. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 145 (2)

30. Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 136

31. Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 114

32. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 109

33. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 105

34. Zach Hampton, Mooresville, IN, 100

(tie) Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL, 100

36. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 99

37. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 94

38. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 90

(tie) Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 90 (1)

40. Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 80

(tie) Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 80

(tie) Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 80

43. Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 78

44. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 77

45. Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO, 76

(tie) Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 76

47. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 74

(tie) Noah Gass, Mounds, OK, 74

49. Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 73

50. Brant O’Banion, Parker, SD, 72

51. Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN, 70

52. Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 69

53. Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE, 67

(tie) Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 67

55. Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO, 65

(tie) DJ Netto, Hanford, CA, 65

57. Cap Henry, Republic, OH, 62

58. Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 60

59. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 58

60. Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 56

61. Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 54

62. Andy Bishop, Harrisburg, IL, 53

63. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 51

(tie) Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 51

64. Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK, 50 (1)

65. Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 48

66. Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 44

(tie) Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 44

68. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 43

69. Garet Williamson, Columbia, MO, 42

(tie) Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 42

(tie) Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 42

72. Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 40

(tie) Gregg Bakker, Sioux Falls, SD, 40

74. Cody Hansen, Nunda, SD, 36

75. Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 35

76. Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 34

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

(tie) Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 32

(tie) Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 32

80. Jack Berger, Lake Elmo, MN, 30

(tie) Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 30

82. Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO, 28

(tie) AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 28

84. Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA, 26

(tie) Eric Lutz, Sioux Falls, SD, 26

(tie) Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ, 26

(tie) Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 26

88. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 25

(tie) Reed Allex, St. Cloud, MN, 25

90. Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 24

(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 24

92. Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 22

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 22

94. Ben Brown, Marshall, MO, 20

(tie) Clyde Knipp, California, MO, 20

(tie) Brinton Marvel, Pittsboro, IN, 20

(tie) Colin Smith, Sheldon, IA, 20

(tie) Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 20

99. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, SD, 18

(tie) Zach Patterson, Yukon, OK, 18

(tie) McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA, 18

(tie) Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 18

(tie) Chris Windom, Canton, IL, 18

(tie) Jordan Paulsen, Trevor, WI, 18

105. Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 16

(tie) Jordan Graham, Grand Forks, ND, 16

(tie) Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 16

(tie) Chuck McGillivray, Madison, SD, 16

(tie) Alex Schriever, Sioux Falls, SD, 16

(tie) Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE, 16

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 16

112. Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH, 14

(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 14

(tie) Lachlan McHugh, Gold Coast, QLD, Aust., 14

(tie) Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 14

(tie) Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 14

117. Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 12

(tie) Blake Egeland, Climax, MN, 12

(tie) Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 12

(tie) Zach Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 12

(tie) Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 12

(tie) Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD, 12

(tie) Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 12

(tie) Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 12

125. Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN, 10

(tie) Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA, 10

(tie) Terry Babb, Lincoln, IL, 10

(tie) Paul May, Terre Haute, IN, 10

129. Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 8

(tie) Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 8

(tie) Noah Samuel, Burlington, IA, 8

(tie) Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8

133. Shane Roemeling, Grand Forks, ND, 6

(tie) Skylar Gee, Laduc, ALB, Can., 6

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

(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 6

(tie) Danny Schlafer, Gibson, WI, 6

138. Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 4

(tie) James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 4

(tie) Caleb Englehart, 4

(tie) Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 4

(tie) Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 4

(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 4

144. Austin Miller, Lacona, IA, 2

(tie) Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

(tie) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 2

(tie) Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI, 2

Platinum WoO Member Wins

8, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA

3, David Gravel, Watertown, CT

2, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA

2, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH

1, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA

1, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND

1, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sat, May 22 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) x2 (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO x2)

Sun, May 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)

Sat, May 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sun, May 30 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Mon, May 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)

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

Fri, June 4 – Lee County Speedway (IA) MOWA (Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO)

Fri, June 4 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) All Stars/IRA (Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN)

Sat, June 5 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA)

Sat, June 5 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)

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

Sun, June 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)

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

Sun, June 6 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Fri, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA)

Fri, June 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK)

Sat, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA)

Sun, June 13 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Thur, June 17 – 34 Raceway (IA) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, June 18 – Dubuque Speedway (IA) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, June 19 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Sat, June 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)

Sun, June 20 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Mon, June 21 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)

Tue, June 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)

Thur, June 24 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Fri, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Sat, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO Jackson Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)

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

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

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

Sat, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

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

Sat, July 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 11 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, July 16 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 18 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

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

Fri, July 23 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, July 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

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

Sun, July 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

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

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

Thur, July 29 – Missouri State Fair Speedway All Stars

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

Fri, July 30 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

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

Sun, Aug 1 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

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

Fri, Aug 6 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

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

Mon, Aug 9 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Thur, Aug 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Fri, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Sat, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

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

Sat, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) IRA

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

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

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

Fri, Aug 27 – I-80 Speedway (NE) WoO

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

Sat, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

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

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

Fri, Sept 3 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

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

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

Sun, Sept 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 10 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Sept 10 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) IRA

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

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

Fri, Sept 17 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

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

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

Sat, Sept 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

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

Sun, Sept 26 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, Oct 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Oct 22 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

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

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

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

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

9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 402

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Kerry Madsen Joins Boss in Roaring to Knoxville Win!

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 19, 2021) – Kerry Madsen followed his car owner, Tony Stewart, as a winner Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. Stewart had won the Camping World Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) presented by Xtream powered by Mediacom main event earlier in the night. The St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia native’s win aboard the Tony Stewart Racing #14 was worth $4,000.

Brian Brown shot out to the lead on lap one of the 20-lap main event, but Madsen was hot on his heels, sliding in front to lead lap two. Don Droud Jr. was third, ahead of Lynton Jeffrey and Ayrton Gennetten.

By lap five, Madsen was in lapped traffic and his lead had grown to 2.7 seconds over Brown. Gennetten shot by Jeffrey into fourth on lap six. Things went clean and green, and Madsen’s lead had swelled to 3.7 second at the halfway point.

At that stage, the track began to change, taking some rubber. Brown found it first and reeled in the leader, closing to a 1.4 second gap with five to go.

It would not matter as Madsen would score his 24th career victory (12th on the all-time list) ahead of Brown, Droud, Gennetten and Jeffrey. Austin McCarl, Justin Henderson, Tasker Phillips, Chris Martin and Matt Juhl rounded out the top ten. Madsen set quick time over the 27-car field, and Austin McCarl, Tasker Phillips and Sawyer Phillips won the heats.

“The Knoxville track crew guys did a good job of getting the track turned around (after the SRX) and giving us a good track to race on,” said Madsen in Victory Lane. “I love these Ford engines. I’m just having a great time. This car with Ricky Warner wrenching it is such a fun car to drive. (Stewart) did remind me that a win was expected. When you have a car that good, you don’t have much pressure…you just drive it hard and see what it’s got.”

Join us Saturday, July 3 for a busy night! It’s “Budweiser Salutes America” Night featuring FREE admission for all military past and present as well as first responders with valid id. It is also Knoxville Hall of Fame weekend, and a Junior Fan Club Party. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 14, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (9), 17.006; 2. 1M, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (23), 17.091; 3. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (1), 17.243; 4. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (16), 17.277; 5. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (19), 17.516; 6. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (18), 17.550; 7. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (12), 17.573; 8. 2KS, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (14), 17.593; 9. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (22), 17.629; 10. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (7), 17.650; 11. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (26), 17.780; 12. 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (5), 17.797; 13. 83A, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (17), 17.822; 14. 5, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (13), 17.831; 15. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (21), 17.858; 16. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (3), 17.873; 17. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (24), 17.914; 18. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11), 18.014; 19. 24W, Garet Williamson, Columbia, MO (10), 18.052; 20. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (15), 18.184; 21. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (2), 18.225; 22. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (6), 18.502; 23. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (27), 18.533; 24. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (25), 18.738; 25. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (20), NT; 26. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (4), NT; 27. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.2: 1. Austin McCarl (1); 2. Justin Henderson (3); 3. Kerry Madsen (6); 4. Brian Brown (5); 5. Riley Goodno (9); 6. Austin Miller (2); 7. AJ Moeller (4); 8. Garet Williamson (7); 9. Cody Ledger (8)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.7: 1. Tasker Phillips (1); 2. Terry McCarl (3); 3. Presley Truedson (2); 4. Matt Juhl (4); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 6. Don Droud Jr. (6); 7. Ben Brown (8); 8. Joe Simbro (7) DNS – Carson McCarl

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.2: 1. Sawyer Phillips (1); 2. Ayrton Gennetten (6); 3. Davey Heskin (7); 4. Clint Garner (2); 5. Roger Crockett (4); 6. Chris Martin (5); 7. Ryan Roberts (3); 8. Bobby Mincer (8) DNS – McKenna Haase

A main (started), 20 Laps, 6:01.5: 1. Kerry Madsen (4); 2. Brian Brown (2); 3. Don Droud Jr. (1); 4. Ayrton Gennetten (3); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 6. Austin McCarl (10); 7. Justin Henderson (6); 8. Tasker Phillips (12); 9. Chris Martin (9); 10. Matt Juhl (7); 11. Terry McCarl (8); 12. Roger Crockett (11); 13. Davey Heskin (17); 14. Sawyer Phillips (13); 15. AJ Moeller (14); 16. Riley Goodno (20); 17. Ryan Roberts (19); 18. Presley Truedson (15); 19. Clint Garner (16); 20. Austin Miller (18); 21. Ben Brown (22); 22. Joe Simbro (21); 23. Bobby Mincer (23); 24. Cody Ledger (24) DNS – Garet Williamson, Carson McCarl, McKenna Haase. Lap Leaders: Brown 1, K. Madsen 2-20. Hard-charger: A. McCarl.

 

 

Tony Stewart Wins First Feature Ever at Knoxville by Topping Camping World Superstar Racing Experience Feature!

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 19, 2021) – Tony Stewart has spent more time than most car owners in Victory Lane at Knoxville Raceway, but Saturday night it was his turn to visit as a driver. The Columbus, Indiana native won against a star-studded Camping World Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) field. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee, Guy Forbrook, was Tony’s crew chief tonight. He added a win to his 89 career sprint car tallies with his wrench at the famed half-mile.

Stewart led the 50-lap feature to green early over Ernie Francis Jr. and former Knoxville Late Model Nationals winner Scott Bloomquist. Bloomquist passed Francis for second on lap four before the first caution of the race flew for debris. Unfortunately, for former Indy car pilot Paul Tracy, his night ended at that point with an overheating engine.

The restart saw Bloomquist take second on the restart and set his sights on Stewart. The next caution flew for a spun Brian Brown, who collected four-time Indy 500 winner, Helio Castroneves. Both would restart.

Michael Waltrip used the double-file restart to go from fifth to third, while Hailie Deegan shot up to fourth. A Brown spin eight laps in set up another restart that saw Deegan got from fourth to second. Waltrip would work back by Deegan for second on lap ten, and he started gaining on Stewart.

Using the low side of turn four, Waltrip would take the point on lap 14. While Waltrip rode the low side, Stewart maintained a groove in the middle of the track to retake the lead on lap 21. Francis returned to the top three on lap 24 with a pass of Deegan.

Bloomquist was working his way back up through the field after getting four wheels above the cushion earlier, but a top five run ended when Castroneves tapped his rear-end, causing him to spin. It would prove to be the last caution.

Francis got under Waltrip for second, and Castroneves moved into third. Deegan moved by Waltrip for fourth on lap 34. Deegan’s charge continued as she came on late, passing Castroneves for third with seven to go and working by Francis on the last lap for second.

Stewart cruised the last 20 laps to win ahead of Deegan, Francis, hard-charger Castroneves and Waltrip. Bobby Labonte, Marco Andretti, Brown, Bloomquist and Willy T. Ribbs rounded out the top ten. Stewart and Bloomquist won heat races.

“It’s the first time I’ve been in Victory Lane at Knoxville (as a driver),” said Stewart. “This is where I’ve watched Donny Schatz and Steve Kinser, and the greatest of the greats in sprint car racing. This is the place I’ve always wanted to be, so that’s pretty cool. This is the ‘Sprint Car Capital of the World.’ We’ve been to two different surfaces in two weeks, and Ray Evernham built one hell of a racecar. I think we saw that tonight. This place is challenging and it’s tough. I thought if Michael Waltrip beats me on a dirt track, I’m going to have to go through therapy for three straight weeks. Michael ran a hell of a race and so did Ernie Francis…two guys that don’t have a lot of dirt experience.”

“Honestly, that was so much fun,” said Deegan. “My goal coming into this race was proving to everyone that I deserved to be here. I feel like we did that tonight. Running second to Tony Stewart is a huge accomplishment. These cars are so much fun. I felt like I ran a clean race, got around the bottom, stayed consistent and ran my line.”

“It wasn’t too bad for my second ever dirt race,” said Francis. “We were just kind of riding around there and saving our tires as much as we could. The car wasn’t as good in the feature as it was in the heat races. I was trying to keep the back end underneath me. I was trying to get to Tony’s bumper to get by him, and it was fun battling with Hailie. I was happy with that one. I can’t wait to get to the next race.”

For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

Camping World Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) Results

Heat one (started), 12 minutes: 1. Tony Stewart (1); 2. Marco Andretti (2); 3. Hailie Deegan (4); 4. Ernie Francis Jr. (6); 5. Paul Tracy (11); 6. Bill Elliott (5); 7. Brian Brown (3); 8. Bobby Labonte (10); 9. Helio Castroneves (9); 10. Scott Bloomquist (12); 11. Willy T. Ribbs (7); 12. Michael Waltrip (8)

Heat two (started), 12 minutes: 1. Scott Bloomquist (3); 2. Ernie Francis Jr. (9); 3. Michael Waltrip (1); 4. Tony Stewart (12); 5. Hailie Deegan (10); 6. Bill Elliott (7); 7. Helio Castroneves (4); 8. Brian Brown (6); 9. Bobby Labonte (5); 10. Marco Andretti (11); 11. Willy T. Ribbs (2); 12. Paul Tracy (8)

A main (started), 50 Laps: 1. Tony Stewart (1); 2. Hailie Deegan (3); 3. Ernie Francis Jr. (2); 4. Helio Castroneves (9); 5. Michael Waltrip (7); 6. Bobby Labonte (10); 7. Marco Andretti (6); 8. Brian Brown (8); 9. Scott Bloomquist (4); 10. Willy T. Ribbs (12); 11. Bill Elliott (5); 12. Paul Tracy (11). Lap Leaders: Stewart 1-13, Waltrip 14-20, Stewart 21-50. Hard-charger: Castroneves.

 

 

Jamie Ball and Carson McCarl Win 360 Barnburners at Knoxville!

Devin Kline and Eric Bridger Add to Their Win Totals in the Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 18, 2021) – A thrilling quartet of races greeted Knoxville Raceway fans Friday night as four different drivers celebrated victory! Jamie Ball won is ninth career feature in the 360 class after starting tenth, and executing a late race pass. In a make-up feature from May 15, Carson McCarl made an electrifying last lap pass to gain his fifth career win. In the Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance class, Devin Kline notched career win number 15, while Eric Bridger won his tenth career main event in the make-up feature.

Pole-sitter Calvin Landis shot out to the early lead in the first 18-lap 360 main event ahead of Sawyer Phillips and Austin McCarl. Christian Bowman would slow to a stop after contact with Cody Ledger. Bowman would exit with damage to the left front of the car. At the same time, Chris Martin suffered motor ills while running seventh and retired.

Landis led Phillips, Austin McCarl, Riley Goodno and Carson McCarl back to green. Clint Garner quickly entered the top five and then took fourth from Goodno on lap three.

Up front, Phillips was gaining on the leader and took the point with a pass of Landis on the high side of turn four on lap five. Meanwhile, Jamie Ball had advanced from his starting spot outside row five into the top five. Ball would go by Garner on the high side on lap six for fourth.

On lap ten, Phillips was caught behind a lapper and Landis pounced to retake the lead. Two laps later, Phillips would pull to the infield with mechanical issues. Ball worked his way by Austin McCarl and set his sights on the leader as the laps dwindled down. With three to go, he made his winning pass on the high side of turn four. Austin McCarl claimed the second spot coming for the white flag.

Ball’s ninth career win came ahead of Austin McCarl, Landis, hard-charger Roger Crockett and Garner. Carson McCarl, Ryan Giles, Goodno, AJ Moeller and Kaleb Johnson rounded out the top ten. Garner set quick time over the 31-car field, while Austin McCarl, Giles and Josh Higday were heat race winners. Ryan Leavitt claimed the B main.

“We struggled a little bit in the heat race and the boys went to work,” said Ball in Victory Lane. “We changed things two or three different times depending on how the track looked. We worked through adversity tonight, and tenth to first…that was awesome!”

The 18-lap make-up feature for the 360’s got off to a rough start when Rob Kubli contacted the turn two wall, and was done. From there though, the race went clean and green.

Ryan Giles came from row two to lead early over Ricky Montgomery, Carson McCarl, Johnson and Garner. On lap four, McCarl and Johnson found their way by Montgomery for second and third, while Garner would follow them into fourth a lap later.

The leaders were into lapped traffic by the eighth circuit, and Ball had entered the top five after starting in row six on lap nine. McCarl slowly reeled in Giles as traffic developed and briefly took the lead on the 17th lap. Giles would reclaim it by the start/finish line.

Heading into the final lap, McCarl shot low into turn one and slid in front of Giles to take the lead for good and claim his fifth career 360 feature win. Johnson, Garner and Ball followed Giles to the line. Leavitt, Matt Moro, Montgomery, Landis and Goodno completed the top ten.

“I just let one get away from me last week,” said McCarl in Victory Lane. “I felt really good up on the top, and the few times I went to the bottom, I felt good as well. I knew I was catching (Giles) on the top and I had a big run off of four. I didn’t want to show my nose too soon. My car felt so good, but I don’t know if we were as good as he was. To get a win at Knoxville is awesome, especially in a fashion like that.”

The first feature for the Pro Sprints saw JJ Beaver get into the turn one wall right after the green. He was done for the night. Devin Kline took off from his pole spot once the green replaced the yellow as Joe Beaver moved from the third row to second, ahead of Devin Wignall.

Jaclyn Jones spun with six laps down, setting up a restart that saw Kline ahead of Beaver, Wignall, Tyler Groenendyk and Matt Allen. Matthew Stelzer, who led the point race heading into the night, came to a stop one lap later. Wignall used that restart to gain second in a quest to catch the leader.

One final caution flew for a slowing Jeff Wilke with two to go. Kline was able to maintain his advantage and match Stelzer’s 15-win mark that sits on the top of the class’s all-time victory list. Groenendyk shot by Beaver and Wignall to grab second, followed by Wignall, Beaver and Mike Mayberry. Allen, Chase Young, Eric Bridger, Brandon Worthington and Cam Martin rounded out the top ten. Young and Wignall won heat races.

“I was getting worried on all the restarts,” said Kline in Victory Lane. “On the second one, I saw Joe Beaver get beside me. It was a lot of fun getting to race with him. The (second to last) restart, I saw Wignall was up there on the top and I got worried. Nonetheless, this car has been on rails the last two weeks in a row. I’m having a blast!”

Bridger shot out to the early lead in the 18-lap make-up feature, ahead of Alex Vande Voort and Wignall. Groenendyk made a move from sixth to fourth, but it was negated when Stelzer came to stop a lap in. He would take fifth on the restart, and then move into fourth on lap four.

On lap six, Wignall rode the high side to second ahead of Vande Voort. Wignall reeled in Bridger, who was using the low side of the track and passed him high in turn four on lap ten. Meanwhile, Groenendyk took third from Vande Voort.

Wignall was cruising, but a caution for a spun Wilke set up a two lap dash for the checkers. Bridger took advantage, getting a great restart on the bottom to move by Wignall and take his tenth career win at Knoxville. Wignall, Groenendyk, Vande Voort and Mayberry followed. Worthington, Young, Allen and Martin completed the top ten.

“It’s been a couple years since we’ve been up front, but I’ll take it,” said Bridger in Victory Lane. “I saw (Wignall) closing down on me on the video board. So I tried to get higher and that screwed me up. With the caution, I thought I needed five more laps, but it actually worked out. I was able to pull the wing back and drive off.”

Join us Saturday for the Camping World Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) presented by Xtream powered by Mediacom! The 410 sprint car class will also be in action! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (4), 16.371; 2. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.478; 3. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (2), 16.481; 4. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (15), 16.484; 5. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (6), 16.576; 6. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 16.598; 7. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (11), 16.668; 8. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.668; 9. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (14), 16.682; 10. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (22), 16.708; 11. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (8), 16.740; 12. 83, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (10), 16.781; 13. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (23), 16.788; 14. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (29), 16.913; 15. 99, Tony Rost, Utica, NE (1), 16.925; 16. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (31), 16.929; 17. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (20), 16.981; 18. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (18), 16.992; 19. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (25), 17.011; 20. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (27), 17.019; 21. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (5), 17.083; 22. 21, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO (13), 17.120; 23. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (26), 17.135; 24. 35X, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (17), 17.207; 25. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (9), 17.249; 26. 11A, Austin O'Neal, Kearney, MO (24), 17.277; 27. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanborn, MN (28), 17.329; 28. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (30), 17.343; 29. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (19), 17.492; 30. 8M, Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (16), 17.546; 31. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (21), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.4: 1. Austin McCarl (3); 2. Cody Ledger (1); 3. Roger Crockett (2); 4. Clint Garner (6); 5. Jamie Ball (4); 6. Gunner Ramey (8); 7. AJ Moeller (5); 8. Rob Kubli (7); 9. Nathan Mills (11); 10. Tom Lenz (9); 11. Alan Zoutte (10)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.0: 1. Ryan Giles (1); 2. Christian Bowman (2); 3. Calvin Landis (4); 4. Matt Moro (3); 5. Sawyer Phillips (5); 6. Kaleb Johnson (7); 7. Riley Goodno (6); 8. Ryan Leavitt (8); 9. John Anderson (9) DNS – Austin O’Neal

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.7: 1. Josh Higday (1); 2. Chris Martin (4); 3. Carson McCarl (5); 4. Ricky Montgomery (6); 5. Austin Miller (3); 6. Christopher Thram (9); 7. Kade Morton (10); 8. Kevin Hetrick (8); 9. Mike Johnston (7); 10. Tony Rost (2)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 3:09.6: 1. Ryan Leavitt (3); 2. Tony Rost (1); 3. Nathan Mills (10); 4. Christopher Thram (6); 5. Kevin Hetrick (4); 6. Kade Morton (9); 7. Alan Zoutte (7); 8. John Anderson (8); 9. Mike Johnston (2); 10. Tom Lenz (5)

A main, 18 Laps, NT: 1. Jamie Ball (10); 2. Austin McCarl (5); 3. Calvin Landis (1); 4. Roger Crockett (15); 5. Clint Garner (8); 6. Carson McCarl (6); 7. Ryan Giles (12); 8. Riley Goodno (3); 9. AJ Moeller (9); 10. Kaleb Johnson (18); 11. Ricky Montgomery (7); 12. Josh Higday (14); 13. Matt Moro (13); 14. Ryan Leavitt (21); 15. Nathan Mills (23); 16. Rob Kubli (20); 17. Cody Ledger (16); 18. Gunner Ramey (19); 19. Tony Rost (22); 20. Christopher Thram (24); 21. Austin Miller (17); 22. Sawyer Phillips (2); 23. Chris Martin (4); 24. Christian Bowman (11). Lap Leaders: Landis 1-4, S. Phillips 5-9, Landis 10-14, Ball 15-18. Hard-charger: Crockett.

Make-up A main from 5/15 (started), 18 Laps, 5:52.0: 1. Carson McCarl (2); 2. Ryan Giles (3); 3. Kaleb Johnson (4); 4. Clint Garner (6); 5. Jamie Ball (11); 6. Ryan Leavitt (10); 7. Matt Moro (5); 8. Ricky Montgomery (1); 9. Calvin Landis (7); 10. Riley Goodno (16); 11. Josh Higday (9); 12. Nathan Mills (19); 13. Gunner Ramey (12); 14. Christopher Thram (14); 15. Tom Lenz (15); 16. John Anderson (18); 17. Tony Rost (13); 18. Mike Johnston (17); 19. Joe Beaver (20); 20. Rob Kubli (8) DNS – Christian Bowman. Lap Leaders: Giles 1-17, C. McCarl 18. Hard-charger: Mills.

Pro Series Results

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.2: 1. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (1); 2. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (2); 3. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (8); 4. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (7); 5. 44, Scotty Johnson, Melcher-Dallas, IA (3); 6. 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA (5); 7. 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (4); 8. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (9); 9. 20, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (6)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.2: 1. 21x, Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA (2); 2. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (1); 3. 7c, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (5); 4. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (3); 5. 17x, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (6); 6. B29, JJ Beaver, Knoxville, IA (7); 7. 3TJ, Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, IA (4); 8. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (9); 9. 43J, Jaslyn Jones, Monroe, IA (8)

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

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

 

 

 

Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com Update!  

 

(Bill W) June 16, 2021, Monroe, IA – A busy fortnight ahead looms for the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com point race.  Fourteen year old Ryan Timms, Austin McCarl and Carson Macedo were the big winners last weekend with the series.  Timms (Jacksonville Speedway) and Macedo (Knoxville Raceway x2) became the fifteenth and sixteenth different winners in the series’ 34 events contested thus far.  Austin McCarl’s win (at Huset’s Speedway) marked his fourth of the season. 

 

Brian Brown leads the current point standings, ahead of Gio Scelzi, Justin Henderson, Rico Abreu and McCarl.  Ayrton Gennetten, Matt Juhl, Carson McCarl, Parker Price-Miller and Jack Dover round out the top ten.   

 

The next two weeks will see the World of Outlaws in the area for point eligible races including 34 Raceway in Iowa (June 17), Dubuque Speedway in Iowa (June 18), Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin (June 19), Huset’s Speedway in South Dakota (June 20-22) and Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota for the Jackson Nationals (June 24-26).  Other events will see weekly action at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa (June 19) and at Huset’s (June 20).  The IRA will visit Angell Park Speedway on June 27. 

 

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Up Next… 

 

Thur, June 17 – 34 Raceway (IA) WoO 

Fri, June 18 – Dubuque Speedway (IA) WoO 

Sat, June 19 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) 

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

Sun, June 20 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) 

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

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

Thur, June 24 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO 

Fri, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO 

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

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

 

2021 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)
 
1. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 484 (3) 

2. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 461 (1) 

3. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 369 (2) 

4. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 363 

5. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 358 (4) 

6. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 318 (2) 

7. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 299 

8. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 281 

9. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 227 (1) 

10. Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 224 

11. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 220 

12. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 216 

13. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 214 

14. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 175 

15. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 167 (1) 

16. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 166 

17. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 160 

18. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 156 

19. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 155 (2) 

20. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 145 (2) 

21. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 140 

22. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 135 

(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 135 

24. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 129 

25. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 128 

26. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 127 

27. Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 122 

28. Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 117 

29, Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 114 

30. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 110 

31. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA 106 (1) 

32. Zach Hampton, Mooresville, IN, 100 

(tie) Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL, 100 

34. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 94 

35. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 91 

36. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 90 

(tie) Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 90 (1) 

38. Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 80 

39. Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 78 

40. Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO, 76 

41. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 74 

42. Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 73 

43. Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN, 70 

44. Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 69 

45. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 68 

(tie) Brant O’Banion, Parker, SD, 68 

47. Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE, 67 

48. Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO, 65 

49. Cap Henry, Republic, OH, 62 

50. Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 60 

51. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 58 

52. Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 56 

53. Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 54 

54. Andy Bishop, Harrisburg, IL, 53 

55. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 51 

56. Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK, 50 (1) 

57. Noah Gass, Mounds, OK, 48 

58. Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 44 

(tie) Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 44 

60. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 43 

61. Garet Williamson, Columbia, MO, 42 

(tie) Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 42 

(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 42 

64. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 40 

(tie) Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 40 

66. Gregg Bakker, Sioux Falls, SD, 38 

67. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 37 

68. Cody Hansen, Nunda, SD, 36 

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

(tie) Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 32 

71. Jack Berger, Lake Elmo, MN, 30 

72. Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO, 28 

73. Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA, 26 

(tie) AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 26 

(tie) Eric Lutz, Sioux Falls, SD, 26 

(tie) Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 26 

(tie) Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ, 26 

(tie) Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 26 

79. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 25 

(tie) Reed Allex, St. Cloud, MN, 25 

81. Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 24 

(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 24 

83. Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 22 

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 22 

85. Ben Brown, Marshall, MO, 20 

(tie) Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 20 

(tie) Clyde Knipp, California, MO, 20 

(tie) Brinton Marvel, Pittsboro, IN, 20 

(tie) Colin Smith, Sheldon, IA, 20 

90. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, SD, 18 

(tie) Zach Patterson, Yukon, OK, 18 

(tie) McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA, 18 

93. Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 16 

(tie) Jordan Graham, Grand Forks, ND, 16 

(tie) Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 16 

(tie) Chuck McGillivray, Madison, SD, 16 

(tie) Alex Schriever, Sioux Falls, SD, 16 

98. Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH, 14 

(tie) Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 14 

(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 14 

101. Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 12 

(tie) Blake Egeland, Climax, MN, 12 

(tie) Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 12 

(tie) Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 12 

(tie) Zach Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 12 

106. Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN, 10 

(tie) Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA, 10 

(tie) Terry Babb, Lincoln, IL, 10 

(tie) Paul May, Terre Haute, IN, 10 

110. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 8 

(tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 8 

(tie) Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 8 

(tie) Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE, 8 

(tie) Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 8 

(tie) Noah Samuel, Burlington, IA, 8 

116. Shane Roemeling, Grand Forks, ND, 6 

(tie) Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 6 

(tie) Skylar Gee, Laduc, ALB, Can., 6 

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

(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 6 

121. Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 4 

(tie) James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 4 

(tie) Caleb Englehart, 4 

(tie) Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 4 

125. Austin Miller, Lacona, IA, 2 

(tie) Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2 

(tie) Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 2 

(tie) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH 

 

Platinum WoO Member Wins 

 

7, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA 

2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT 

2, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA 

1, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sat, May 22 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) x2 (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO x2) 

Sun, May 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD) 

Sat, May 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) 

Sun, May 30 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA) 

Mon, May 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN) 

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

Fri, June 4 – Lee County Speedway (IA) MOWA (Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO) 

Fri, June 4 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) All Stars/IRA (Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN) 

Sat, June 5 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA) 

Sat, June 5 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT) 

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

Sun, June 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT) 

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

Sun, June 6 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL) 

Fri, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA) 

Fri, June 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK) 

Sat, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA) 

Sun, June 13 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA) 

Thur, June 17 – 34 Raceway (IA) WoO 

Fri, June 18 – Dubuque Speedway (IA) WoO 

Sat, June 19 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) 

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

Sun, June 20 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) 

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

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

Thur, June 24 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO 

Fri, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO 

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

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

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

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

Sat, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) 

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

Sat, July 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) 

Sun, July 11 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) 

Fri, July 16 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) MOWA 

Sat, July 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) 

Sun, July 18 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) 

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

Fri, July 23 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) 

Sat, July 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) 

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

Sun, July 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) 

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

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

Thur, July 29 – Missouri State Fair Speedway All Stars 

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

Fri, July 30 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA 

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

Sun, Aug 1 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) 

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

Fri, Aug 6 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO 

Sat, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO 

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

Mon, Aug 9 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge 

Wed, Aug 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals 

Thur, Aug 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals 

Fri, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals 

Sat, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals 

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

Sat, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) IRA 

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

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

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

Fri, Aug 27 – I-80 Speedway (NE) WoO 

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

Sat, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) 

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

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

Fri, Sept 3 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) 

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

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

Sun, Sept 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA 

Fri, Sept 10 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA 

Fri, Sept 10 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) IRA 

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

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

Fri, Sept 17 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) 

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

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

Sat, Sept 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) 

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

Sun, Sept 26 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) 

Fri, Oct 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA 

Fri, Oct 22 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO 

 

2020 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)
 
1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 766 

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

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

9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 402 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6) 

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

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

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

7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2) 

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

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

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

 

 
 

 

6/17/21

34 Raceway

West Burlington, IA

WoO

305’s

24 WoO

20 305’s

WoO

Kerry Madsen (6th car out) set quick time on the 3/8-mile banked oval at 12.888 seconds. David Gravel (13th car out) was second quick, followed by Carson Macedo (23rd), Brad Sweet (7th), Sheldon Haudenschild (15th), Ayrton Gennetten (9th), Gio Scelzi (16th), James McFadden (17th), Aaron Reutzel (2nd) and Donny Schatz (18th). Logan Schuchart suffered ignition issues in hot laps and had to make a motor change. He did not get a time in, nor did Noah Gass.

Heat one (started): 1. Madsen 14 (1) 2. Sweet 49 (2) 3. Scelzi 18 (3) 4. Kraig Kinser 11K (5) 5. Schatz 15 (4) 6. Riley Goodno 22 (8) 7. Josh Schneiderman 49J (7) 8. Tasker Phillips 7TAZ (6)

8 laps was the distance in the heats, taking the top two to the Dash (all transferred to the feature, lining up by heat finish). Phillips exited early. Madsen led the distance, while Sweet and Scelzi had a good battle for second. Kinser and Schatz also had a good race for fourth.

Heat two (started): 1. Gravel 2 (1) 2. Haudenschild 17 (2) 3. McFadden 9 (3) 4. Jacob Allen 1a (4) 5. Jason Sides 7s (6) 6. Wayne Johnson 2c (5) 7. Chris Martin 44 (7) DNS – Noah Gass 20G

This one was mostly a single-file affair.

Heat three (started): 1. Macedo 41 (1) 2. Gennetten 3 (2) 3. Reutzel 83 (3) 4. Brian Brown 21 (4) 5. Logan Schuchart 1s (8) 6. Brent Marks 19 (5) 7. Bobby Mincer 15M (7) 8. Brock Zearfoss 3z (6)

Macedo led throughout. Zearfoss came to a stop at the halfway point and was done. Brown took fourth from Marks on the restart, while Schuchart came from the tail to pass Marks for fifth with two to go.

A rain delay of about an hour ensued before the 305 heats commenced.

Dash (started): 1. Macedo (1) 2. Haudenschild (2) 3. Sweet (4) 4. Gravel (5) 5. Madsen (6) 6. Gennetten (3)

Macedo led Haudenschild flag to flag. Gennetten was running fourth on the second lap when he got crossed up in turn one, but saved it, only to lose two spots.

A main (started): 1. Sweet (3) 2. Macedo (1) 3. Gravel (4) 4. Madsen (5) 5. Scelzi (7) 6. Reutzel (9) 7. McFadden (8) 8. Haudenschild (2) 9. Schatz (13) 10. Brown (12) 11. Schuchart (15) 12. Marks (18) 13. Allen (11) 14. Kinser (10) 15. Gennetten (6) 16. Johnson (17) 17. Sides (14) 18. Goodno (16) 19. Zearfoss (24) 20. Mincer (21) 21. Martin (20) 22. Phillips (22) 23. Schneiderman (19) 24. Gass (23)

The 30-lapper saw Macedo leading Haudenschild and Sweet early. The leaders hit lapped traffic on the fourth circuit, and on lap six, Sweet shot by Haudenschild for the second spot. Schneiderman spun ten laps in for the only caution of the event. Mincer also spun to avoid. Macedo took the inside line on the double-file restart over Sweet, Haudenschild, Gravel, Madsen and McFadden. On lap 14, Gravel was able to drive under Haudenschild for the third spot. Sweet worked by Macedo in turn four on the 17th lap, but his lead would only be one circuit when Macedo stormed back by coming out of two. Four laps later turn two belonged to Sweet again and he took the point for good. Meanwhile, Haudenschild reclaimed third from Gravel in a great battle, but David would ride back by on lap 24. On lap 29, Haudenschild’s top five run came to an end with a 360 spin in turn four. Things stayed green and Sweet beat everyone for his tenth WoO win of the season. Marks was the hard-charger.

305’s

Heat one (started): 1. Jeff Wilke 41x (1) 2. Kurt Mueller 83 (2) 3. Devon Rouse 16 (3) 4. Dugan Thye 78 (4) 5. Noah Samuel 41 (9) 6. Travis Pence 01 (6) 7. Daniel Bergquist 9 (7) 8. Joey Laue 17J (8) 9. Tyler Shoemaker 1T (5)

Wilke led the 8-lapper all the way. The track was heavy after a rain delay. Samuel grabbed fifth from the tail on the white flag lap.

Heat two (started): 1. Cody Wehrle 27 (1) 2. Dan Keltner 29K (4) 3. Wyatt Wilkerson 29w (2) 4. Brayden Gaylord 51 (6) 5. Nick Guernsey 7B (3) 6. Jarrod Schneiderman 22P (7) 7. Bob Uppinghouse 16U (5) DNS - Andy Krieger 58

Wehrle led wire to wire. Keltner snagged second from Wilkerson on lap three. Gaylord picked up fourth from Guernsey on the same lap.

A main (started): 1. Wilkerson (1) 2. Gaylord (4) 3. Wehrle (8) 4. Keltner (5) 5. Rouse (6) 6. Guernsey (10) 7. Wilke (7) 8. Schneiderman (11) 9. Samuel (9) 10. Mueller (2) 11. Bergquist (12) 12. Uppinghouse (13) 13. Thye (10) 14. Laue (14) 15. Shoemaker (15) DNS – Krieger, Pence

The 20-lapper saw Wilkerson leading Gaylord, Thye and Rouse early. Wehrle entered the top five by lap three. Rouse shot by Thye on the same lap for third. The leaders were in lapped traffic by lap nine. Wehrle and Thye battled hard before Wehrle took fourth on lap 12. Thye went over the turn two berm shortly after and retired. Wilkerson led Gaylord, Rouse, Wehrle and Mueller back to green. Uppinghouse suffered the same fate as Thye on the restart, and took it pitside. Wehrle used the restart to get by Rouse for the show position when the green fell again. Keltner would follow him into fourth on the white flag lap. Wilkerson cruised to the win, while Gaylord held off Wehrle for second.

 

 

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

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

by Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

410 Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

360 Results

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

Devin Kline Leads Wire to Wire in Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

410 Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pro Series Results

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

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

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

 

 

6/6/21

Angell Park Speedway

Sun Prairie, WI

All Stars/IRA

Badger Midgets (BMARA)

26 Sprints

31 Midgets

All Stars/IRA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BMARA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Gio Scelzi Scintillating at Knoxville!

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

by Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

5/31/21

Huset’s Speedway

Brandon, SD

NOSA Ben Nothdurft Memorial

28 cars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA
May 29, 2021

410 RESULTS

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

360 RESULTS

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

Pro Series RESULTS

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Win a Green Mountain Daniel Boone Grill! 

 

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

 

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

 

2021 Sprint Invaders Schedule 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

Devin Kline Wins 360 Thriller; Tyler Groenendyk Tops Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

410 Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

360 Results

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

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

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

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

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

Pro Series Results

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

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

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

 

 

A Few Thoughts on the Weekend!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com

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

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

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Up Next…

Sat, May 22 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) x2

Sun, May 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

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

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

2. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 235

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

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

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

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

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

(tie) Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 120

9. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 111

10. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 110

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

12. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 107

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

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

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

16. Zach Hampton, Mooresville, IN, 100

17. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 95

18. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 90

(tie) Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 90

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

21. Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO, 76

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

23. Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 69

24. Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE, 67

25. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 63

26. Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 61

27. Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 60

28. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 57

29. Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 54

30. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 50

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

32. Noah Gass, Mounds, OK, 46

33. Garet Williamson, Columbia, MO, 42

(tie) Jacob Patton, Behtalto, IL, 42

35. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 40

(tie) Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 40

37. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 38

38. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 36

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

40. Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 35

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

42. Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO, 30

(tie) Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN, 30

(tie) Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 30

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

(tie) Brant O’Banion, Parker, SD, 30

47. Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO, 28

48. Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA, 26

(tie) Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 26

50. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 25

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

52. Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 24

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

(tie) Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 24

55. Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 20

(tie) Ben Brown, Marshall, MO, 20

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 20

(tie) Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 20

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

60. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 18

(tie) Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 18

62. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, SD, 16

(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 16

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

65. Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH, 14

(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

67. McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA, 12

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

(tie) Blake Egeland, Climax, MN, 12

70. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 10

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

72. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 8

(tie) Andy Bishop, Harrisburg, IL, 8

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

(tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 8

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

77. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 6

(tie) Terry Babb, Lincoln, IL, 6

(tie) Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 6

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

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

(tie) Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 6

83. Chuck McGillivray, Madison, SD, 4

(tie) Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN, 4

(tie) Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 4

86. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 2

(tie) Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE, 2

(tie) Austin Miller, Lacona, IA, 2

(tie) James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 2

(tie) Colin Smith, Sheldon, IA, 2

(tie) Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

Platinum WoO Member Wins

6, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA

1, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sat, May 22 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) x2

Sun, May 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, May 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, May 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sat, June 5 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

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

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

Sun, June 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

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

Sun, June 6 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO

Fri, June 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO

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

Thur, June 17 – 34 Raceway (IA) WoO

Fri, June 18 – Dubuque Speedway (IA) WoO

Sat, June 19 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

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

Sun, June 20 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

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

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

Thur, June 24 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO

Fri, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO

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

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

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

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

Sat, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

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

Sat, July 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 11 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, July 16 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 18 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

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

Fri, July 23 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, July 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

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

Sun, July 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

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

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

Thur, July 29 – Missouri State Fair Speedway All Stars

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

Fri, July 30 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

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

Sun, Aug 1 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

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

Fri, Aug 6 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

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

Mon, Aug 9 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Thur, Aug 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Fri, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Sat, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

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

Sat, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) IRA

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

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

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

Fri, Aug 27 – I-80 Speedway (NE) WoO

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

Sat, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

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

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

Fri, Sept 3 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

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

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

Sun, Sept 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 10 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Sept 10 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) IRA

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

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

Fri, Sept 17 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

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

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

Sat, Sept 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

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

Sun, Sept 26 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, Oct 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Oct 22 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

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

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

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

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

9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 402

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Races Rained Out After Preliminary Action is Complete!

410 Feature to be Made Up on May 22

by Bill Wright

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

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

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

410 Results

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

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

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

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

360 Results

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

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

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

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

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

Pro Series Results

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

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

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

 

 

Huset’s Opens!

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

Austin was gaining on Justin, and add Dominic Scelzi to the mix and the race had the makings of a barnburner in traffic. As it was, Austin prevailed for his sixth career win at Huset’s with Scelzi, aboard Dave Lunstra’s #3 (Tim Kaeding was out of town). Matt Juhl was on the podium for the first time this season with TKS Motorsports, while Brooke Tatnell and Carson McCarl rounded out the top five. Austin and Dominic split for California this weekend.

Jack Dover was in his first 410 event of the season in the Rick and Chris Bowers #81 and finished up sixth. Chris Martin, Elliot Amdahl, Riley Goodno and Skylar Prochaska rounded out the top ten. It was great to see Dusty Zomer back at it, and Chuck McGillivray has somewhere to race the #101 weekly again.

The car count of 24 was a pleasant surprise this early (some thought it may take a year or two to get a weekly full field), but with several drivers absent who are expected to compete on a weekly basis, things are going to be just fine on Sunday nights.

The all-time leading feature winner at the track, Terry McCarl, was helping out sons Austin and Carson. He announced before the season that he wouldn’t be running every week at Huset’s.

Mark Dobmeier is making progress and healing his back injury sustained in 2020, but is still not cleared to race. Hopefully, we see him sooner than later.

Jesse Lindberg won the Racesaver portion of the program, followed by Lee Goos Jr., Dusty Ballenger, Casey Abbas and Shane Fick. Bayley Ballenger follows grandpa Steve and father Dusty to the track in 2021. John Lambertz was second in his heat, but scratched from the feature. The class came strong with 23 cars.

The top eleven all-time 410 feature winners at Huset’s (track championships)…

Terry McCarl, 98 (8)
Mark Dobmeier, 67 (6)
Danny Lasoski, 42 (3)
Harold Petree, 35 (2)
Harry Torgerson, 34 (3)
Jim Matthews, 30 (1)
Gerald Bruggeman, 28 (3)
Leland Van Emmerik, 21 (2)

Marlon Jones, 21 (1)

Arnie Nimmerfroh, 20 (3)
Doug Wolfgang, 19

Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com

Austin McCarl’s second win with the series was the only action for the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com. This week is going to be very busy. NOSA hits the upper Midwest with a tripleheader at Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota on Friday, I-90 Speedway in Hartford, South Dakota Saturday, and Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota Sunday. Weekly 410 action will see Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois pushing off Friday night, and Knoxville Raceway in Iowa will be back in action after rain last weekend.

Gio Scelzi leads the current point standings over Brian Brown, Rico Abreu, Ayrton Gennetten and Austin McCarl. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Kyle Larson, Lynton Jeffrey, Zach Hampton and Tim Kaeding round out the early season top ten.

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Up Next…

Fri, May 14 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA

Fri, May 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, May 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, May 15 – I-90 Speedway (SD) NOSA

Sun, May 16 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

2021 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 235

2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 189

3. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 188

4. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 142 (1)

5. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 140 (2)

6. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 120

7. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 110

8. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 101 (2)

9. Zach Hampton, Mooresville, IN, 100

10. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 95

11. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 90

12. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 80

13. Davey Hesin, St. Michael, MN, 78

14. Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO, 76

(tie) Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 76

16. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 70

17. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 69

18. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 68

19. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 63

(tie) Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 63

21. Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 61

22. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 57

23. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 52

24. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 51

25. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 50

26. Noah Gass, Mounds, OK, 46

27. Garet Williamson, Columbia, MO, 42

28. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 40

(tie) Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 40

30. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 38

31. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 36

32. Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 35

33. Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO, 30

(tie) Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN, 30

(tie) Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 30

36. Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO, 28

37. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 25

38. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 22

39. Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 20

(tie) Ben Brown, Marshall, MO, 20

(tie) Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 20

(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 20

43. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 18

44. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, SD, 16

45. Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 14

(tie) Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH, 14

(tie) Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA, 14

48. McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA, 12

(tie) Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE, 12

(tie) Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 12

51. Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 10

(tie) Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 10

(tie) Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 10

54. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 8

(tie) Andy Bishop, Harrisburg, IL, 8

(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 8

57. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 6

(tie) Terry Babb, Lincoln, IL, 6

(tie) Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 6

60. Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 4

(tie) Chuck McGillivray, Madison, SD, 4

(tie) Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN, 4

63. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 2

(tie) Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE, 2

(tie) Austin Miller, Lacona, IA, 2

Platinum WoO Member Wins

6, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA

1, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH

Tentative 2021 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Sat, March 27 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, April 2 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sat, April 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, April 16 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO)

Sat, April 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)

Sat, April 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Thur, April 29 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, April 30 – I-70 Speedway (MO) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sat, May 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA)

Sat, May 1 – I-70 Speedway (MO) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sun, May 9 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Fri, May 14 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA

Fri, May 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, May 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, May 15 – I-90 Speedway (SD) NOSA

Sun, May 16 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, May 22 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, May 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, May 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 30 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Mon, May 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Thur, June 3 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) All Stars/IRA

Fri, June 4 – Lee County Speedway (IA) MOWA

Fri, June 4 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Fri, June 4 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, June 5 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, June 5 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO

Sat, June 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) All Stars/IRA

Sun, June 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, June 6 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Sun, June 6 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO

Fri, June 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO

Sun, June 13 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Thur, June 17 – 34 Raceway (IA) WoO

Fri, June 18 – Dubuque Speedway (IA) WoO

Sat, June 19 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, June 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO

Sun, June 20 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Mon, June 21 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Tue, June 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Thur, June 24 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO

Fri, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO

Sat, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO Jackson Nationals

Sun, June 27 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Thur, July 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Fri, July 2 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 11 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, July 16 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 18 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, July 23 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) All Stars

Fri, July 23 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, July 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 24 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) All Stars

Sun, July 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, July 25 – Humboldt Speedway (KS) All Stars

Tue, July 27 – I-70 Speedway (MO) All Stars

Thur, July 29 – Missouri State Fair Speedway All Stars

Fri, July 30 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, July 30 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 31 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) All Stars

Sun, Aug 1 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, Aug 1 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Aug 6 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sun, Aug 8 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 9 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Thur, Aug 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Fri, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Sat, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Fri, Aug 20 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) IRA

Sat, Aug 21 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO

Sun, Aug 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Sun, Aug 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Aug 27 – I-80 Speedway (NE) WoO

Fri, Aug 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, Aug 29 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Sun, Aug 29 – Route 66 Raceway (IL) IRA/MOWA

Fri, Sept 3 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Fri, Sept 3 – Dodge Co. Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 4 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 10 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Sept 10 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 11 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA Tom Knowles Memorial

Sat, Sept 11 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA Jerry Richert Memorial

Fri, Sept 17 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, Sept 18 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 24 – Dodge Co. Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, Sept 25 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 26 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, Oct 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Oct 22 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

2020 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 766

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 667 (9)
3. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 587 (3)
5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)

6. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 440
7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419
8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 413

9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 402

10. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 385 (1)

2019 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2)

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2)
5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1)
7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1)
8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3)
9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5)

10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7)
3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565

5. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1)

6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)

(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398

8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2)
9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

2017 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)

2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)

3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6)

4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)

5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2)

6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)

7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2)

8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3)

9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)

10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

 

 

 

 

Lynton Jeffrey Tops Them All at Knoxville! 

Clint Garner Grabs Career Win #41 in 360’s; Matthew Stelzer Wins Again in Pro Sprints 

by Bill Wright 

 

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 1, 2021) – Lynton Jeffrey scored a popular win on Jersey Freeze/Dennison Racing Tees Night Saturday at the Knoxville Raceway.  The Australian now making his home in Prairie City, Iowa took home $4,000 for his win aboard the Ridge and Sons Racing #83.  Clint Garner led wire to wire to record career 360 win #41, and Matthew Stelzer won for the second week in a row in the Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance.  He now sits atop the all-time win list in that class with fourteen. 

 

Sawyer Phillips led the 20-lap 410 feature early on ahead of Jeffrey, Davey Heskin, Don Droud Jr. and Terry McCarl.  AJ Moeller slowed with suspension problems two laps in while running sixth.  Jeffrey slid under Phillips in turn four on the restart, taking the lead.  On lap four, Justin Henderson moved by Terry McCarl to enter the top five. 

 

Austin Miller slowed with a flat left rear tire eight laps in, bringing out another yellow.  Jeffrey led the field back to green, ahead of Phillips, Heskin, Droud and Henderson.  Henderson shot from fifth to third before Carson McCarl tagged the turn one fence.  After changing a tire in the work area, he rejoined the field. 

 

Henderson capped another good restart by taking second from Phillips, while McCarl moved up into the top four.  Jeffrey opened up a 2.3 second lead through traffic, only to have it erased when seventh running Tasker Phillips stopped in turn four.  Eighth running Don Droud Jr. also stopped with mechanical ills. 

 

Jeffrey was able to stretch out for his fifth career 410 win, and first since the World Challenge in 2015.  Henderson nailed down second, followed by Sawyer Phillips, Heskin and McCarl.  Matt Juhl, hard-charger Riley Goodno, Chris Martin, Josh Schneiderman and Cody Ledger rounded out the top ten.  Heskin set quick time over the field, while Jeffrey, Carson McCarl and Goodno won heat races.   

 

It was a difficult night for the McCarl brothers.  After April 24 winner Austin had to change motors after hot laps, Carson lost one in his own car before getting a time trial lap in.  The motor that was being put in Austin’s car remained, but Carson took over the wheel of the #17A.  The number was changed to #27, and since neither car had timed in, Carson was scored in that entry for the night. 

 

“You’re always nervous for a yellow when you’re leading,” said Jeffrey of the late caution.  “The track started taking a little rubber and got slicked off there on the bottom.  I didn’t know that.  I was up on the curb.  I was getting a little reckless up there, and nervous.  The laps were ticking down…I’m sure they were coming on me.  I’m just really happy for these guys and all the effort they put in.” 

 

Clint Garner shot out immediately in the 18-lap 360 feature and was never challenged in the non-stop event.  Kelby Watt settled into second early on, ahead of Nate Mills, Ryan Giles and Christopher Thram.  Garner was already in lapped traffic on the fifth lap, while Calvin Landis and Josh Higday battled for the fifth spot.  Great racing from third through fifth ensued. 

 

Garner had built almost a three second advantage by the halfway point, when Giles took second from Watt.  Joe Beaver entered the battle for fifth in the late stages as well.  In his best career finish, Mills aced third from Watt with three laps to go. 

 

Garner’s final advantage over Giles eclipsed four seconds.  Mills’s career best third place finish came ahead of Watt and Higday.  Beaver, hard-charger Jamie Ball, Rob Kubli, Landis and Gunner Ramey completed the top ten.  Watt shook his bad luck of the first two weeks by setting quick time, and Kaleb Johnson, Matt Moro and Garner were heat race winners. 

 

“The guys that weren’t having any fun were definitely off the pace,” said Garner of his path through lapped traffic.  “The car was great.  Qualifying was off a little bit again tonight.  Hopefully, we can get back up in the top five qualifying, because I want to win the points bad, and in order to do that, I need to qualify well.  (These young guns) have the talent…it’s just going to take some time to get the experience.  The track was perfect tonight for a guy like myself whose been here a hundred times.  Hat’s off to the Dunkins.  This was my kind of track.” 

 

Matt Stelzer shot out from the pole in the 15-lap Pro Sprints feature ahead of Brandon Worthington and Chase Young. Ryan Navratil and Tyler Barrick came together to bring the yellow flag four laps in.  Devin Kline took over third on the restart.   

 

Worthington was good on the cushion and reeled in the leader, taking the point on lap seven.  A great battle for fourth emerged at that time, with Tyler Groenendyk taking that spot from Young with five to go.   

 

A final caution for a stopped JJ Beaver set up a Dash for the checkers.  Stelzer capitalized on a Worthington mistake to take the lead back and claim his second win in a row.  Worthington was second, ahead of Groenendyk, who passed Kline with three to go.  Young, Devin Wignall, Jeff Wilke, Evan Epperson, Matt Allen and Alex Vande Voort rounded out the top ten.  Barrick and Joel Thorpe won heat races. 

 

“Brandon did a good job as a driver, and he deserved to be up here,” said Stelzer in Victory Lane.  “That was his race.  He just made one little mistake there that cost him.  That’s where my experience comes into play there.  I didn’t know if the bottom was working.  When you start up in the front row like that, you just don’t know where the track is.  Brandon showed it to me, and I knew if I could just get by Brandon on that restart, I could take his line on the bottom.” 

 

Next Saturday, May 8, is Busch Light Night!  All three sprint car divisions will be in action again!  For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter. 

 

410 Results 

 

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (2), 15.647; 2. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (13), 15.781; 3. 1M, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (10), 15.785; 4. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (14), 15.826; 5. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (7), 15.88; 6. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (4), 15.883; 7. 2KS, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (12), 15.913; 8. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 15.989; 9. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (20), 15.995; 10. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (19), 16.026; 11. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (9), 16.061; 12. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (17), 16.121; 13. 5, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (3), 16.175; 14. 83A, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (6), 16.208; 15. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (5), 16.226; 16. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (21), 16.467; 17. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (15), 16.474; 18. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (1), 16.548; 19. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (16), 16.627; 20. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (18), 16.655; 21. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (11), NT. 

  

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.4: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 2. Justin Henderson (5); 3. Cody Ledger (1); 4. Matt Juhl (4); 5. Davey Heskin (6); 6. Presley Truedson (2); 7. Joe Simbro (7) 

  

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.8: 1. Carson McCarl (1); 2. Chris Martin (3); 3. Tasker Phillips (4); 4. AJ Moeller (6); 5. Terry McCarl (5); 6. Austin Miller (2); 7. Bob Weuve (7) 

 

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.5: 1. Riley Goodno (1); 2. Sawyer Phillips (4); 3. Don Droud Jr. (6); 4. Bobby Mincer (2); 5. Skylar Prochaska (3); 6. Josh Schneiderman (5) DNS – Austin McCarl 

 

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (2); 2. Justin Henderson (6); 3. Sawyer Phillips (1); 4. Davey Heskin (3); 5. Terry McCarl (7); 6. Matt Juhl (9); 7. Riley Goodno (13); 8. Chris Martin (10); 9. Josh Schneiderman (11); 10. Cody Ledger (14); 11. Carson McCarl (12); 12. Skylar Prochaska (15); 13. Bobby Mincer (16); 14. Presley Truedson (17); 15. Austin Miller (18); 16. Bob Weuve (20); 17. Joe Simbro (19); 18. Don Droud Jr. (5); 19. Tasker Phillips (8); 20. AJ Moeller (4) DNS – Austin McCarl. Lap Leaders: S. Phillips 1-2, Jeffrey 3-20. Hard-charger: Goodno.  

 

360 Results 

 

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (2), 16.411; 2. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanburn, MN (18), 16.418; 3. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (20), 16.432; 4. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (15), 16.433; 5. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.434; 6. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (11), 16.449; 7. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.494; 8. 21, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO (8), 16.533; 9. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (14), 16.557; 10. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (16), 16.563; 11. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (21), 16.604; 12. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (23), 16.651; 13. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (22), 16.654; 14. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (24), 16.684; 15. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.695; 16. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (12), 16.759; 17. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (6), 16.769; 18. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (10), 16.862; 19. 99, Tony Rost, Utica, NE (5), 16.875; 20. 82, Jason Martin, Liberal, KS (19), 16.975; 21. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (13), 17.287; 22. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (1), 17.393; 23. 57B, Boyd Peterson, Ithaca, NE (17), 17.681; DQ (Tire) 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (4). 

  

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.6: 1. Kaleb Johnson (2); 2. Josh Higday (3); 3. Calvin Landis (4); 4. Kelby Watt (6); 5. Nathan Mills (5); 6. Tony Rost (7); 7. Collin Moyle (1); 8. John Anderson (8) 

 

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.9: 1. Matt Moro (2); 2. Jack Dover (1); 3. Gunner Ramey (4); 4. Ricky Montgomery (3); 5. Jason Martin (7); 6. Joe Beaver (5); 7. Christopher Thram (6); 8. Boyd Peterson (8) 

 

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (4); 2. Ryan Giles (6); 3. Riley Goodno (1); 4. Jamie Ball (3); 5. Rob Kubli (5); 6. Mike Johnston (7); 7. Ben Woods (8); 8. Ryan Leavitt (2) 

 

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:44.9: 1. Clint Garner (2); 2. Ryan Giles (4); 3. Nathan Mills (1); 4. Kelby Watt (3); 5. Josh Higday (8); 6. Joe Beaver (10); 7. Jamie Ball (14); 8. Kaleb Johnson (11); 9. Calvin Landis (5); 10. Gunner Ramey (7); 11. Matt Moro (12); 12. Jack Dover (15); 13. Ricky Montgomery (13); 14. Christopher Thram (6); 15. Jason Martin (17); 16. Riley Goodno (16); 17. Rob Kubli (9); 18. Tony Rost (19); 19. Collin Moyle (18); 20. Mike Johnston (21); 21. Ben Woods (22); 22. John Anderson (23); 23. Boyd Peterson (24) DNS – Ryan Leavitt. Lap Leader: Garner 1-18. Hard-charger: Ball. 

 

Pro Series Results 

 

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.9: 1. 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (1); 2. 17x, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (3); 3. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (4); 4. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (6); 5. 21x, Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA (5); 6. 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA (8); 7. 43J, Jaslyn Jones, Monroe, IA (7); 8. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (2) DNS – 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA 

 

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.5: 1. 3TJ, Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, IA (1); 2. 20, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (3); 3. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (2); 4. 7c, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (8); 5. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (6); 6. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (7); 7. B29, JJ Beaver, Knoxville, IA (4); 8. 44, Scotty Johnson, Melcher-Dallas, IA (5) 

 

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Matthew Stelzer (1); 2. Brandon Worthington (4); 3. Tyler Groenendyk (5); 4. Devin Kline (6); 5. Chase Young (3); 6. Devin Wignall (10); 7. Jeff Wilke (9); 8. Evan Epperson (12); 9. Matt Allen (11); 10. Alex Vande Voort (2); 11. Ryan Navratil (15); 12. Joel Thorpe (7); 13. Jaslyn Jones (13); 14. Scotty Johnson (16); 15. JJ Beaver (14); 16. Tyler Barrick (8) DNS – Mike Mayberry. Lap Leaders: Stelzer 1-6, Worthington 7-10, Stelzer 11-15. Hard-charger: Wignall. 


 

 
 
 

 

4/30/2021


 
I-70 Motorsports Park
Odessa, MO

 
WoO and POWRi-WAR Sprints

 
WoO

 
29 cars

 
The reopening of I-70 was highly anticipated with 7,000 tickets presold in a venue that holds 8,000.  The track surface was a concern as some track equipment has not arrived yet (the tiller is due in June), and Friday was the first a water truck had been on it.  In the end, the track was fine and racing was good.

 
The track measures just under a half-mile.  David Gravel (3rd car out to time) set the new standard in time trials at 13.018 seconds.  Kyle Larson (4th car out) was second quick, followed by Carson Macedo (8th), Brian Brown (22nd), Brock Zearfoss (11th), Gio Scelzi (28th), Sheldon Haudenschild (29th), Logan Schuchart (6th), Brad Sweet (16th) and Donny Schatz (9th).

 
Heat one (started): 1. Brown 21 (2) 2. Gravel 2 (1) 3. Schatz 15 (4) 4. Kraig Kinser 11K (5) 5. Haudenschild 17 (3) 6. Jake Bubak 1x (6) / 7. Zach Hampton 35 (7) 8. Ayrton Gennetten 3 (8) 9. Riley Goodno 22 (10) 10. Ben Brown 7B (9)

 
8-lap heats were more like speed parades without the candy and waves.  The top two went to the Dash, and the top six to the feature.

 
Heat two (started): 1. Zearfoss 3z (2) 2. Larson 57 (1) 3. Rico Abreu 24 (4) 4. Schuchart 1s (3) 5. James McFadden 9 (5) 6. Aaron Reutzel 83 (7) / 7. Tim Kaeding 14 (9) 8. Tucker Klaasmeyer 27 (6) 9. Wayne Johnson 2c (8) 10. Noah Gass 20G (10)

 
Heat three (started): 1. Macedo 41 (1) 2. Scelzi 18 (2) 3. Sweet 49 (3) 4. Parker Price-Miller 19 (5) 5. Jason Sides 7s (4) 6. Jacob Allen 1a (6) / 7. Mason Daniel 33m (7) 8. Garet Williamson 24w (8) 9. Joe B. Miller 31 (9)

 
Dash (started): 1. Gravel (1) 2. Zearfoss (2) 3. Macedo (4) 4. Br. Brown (3) 5. Larson (5) 6. Scelzi (6)

 
The six-lap Dash set the first three rows of the feature.

 
B main (started): 1. Kaeding (3) 2. Klaasmeyer (1) 3. Hampton (2) 4. Daniel (4) 5. Johnson (8) 6. Gennetten (5) / 7. Miller (9) 8. Williamson (6) 9. Goodno (7) 10. Be. Brown (10) 11. Gass (11)

 
Klaasmeyer led Hampton, Daniel and Kaeding early in the 12-lapper that took the top six to the feature.  On the second lap, Kaeding passed Daniel for third, and Gennetten passed Johnson for fifth.  Kaeding continued his surge passing Hampton and then shot by Klaasmeyer on lap five to win going away.

 
A main (started): 1. Sweet (9) 2. Br. Brown (4) 3. Gravel (1) 4. Macedo (3) 5. Larson (5) 6. McFadden (14) 7. Haudenschild (13) 8. Scelzi (6) 9. Abreu (8) 10. Schuchart (11) 11. Kaeding (19) 12. Schatz (7) 13. Reutzel (17) 14. Kinser (10) 15. Bubak (16) 16. Price-Miller (12) 17. Gennetten (24) 18. Sides (15) 19. Hampton (21) 20. Allen (18) 21. Zearfoss (2) 22. Klaasmeyer (20) 23. Daniel (22) 24. Johnson (23)

 
The 30-lapper saw Zearfoss blaze out to an early lead over Gravel and Brown.  Scelzi entered the top five on lap five, and on lap six took fourth from Macedo.  Zearfoss entered lapped traffic on lap seven.  Macedo got back by Scelzi in heavy lapped traffic in a good battle for fourth on lap nine.  On lap ten, Larson and Daniel contacted, sending the latter headfirst into the turn four wall.  He was uninjured.  Zearfoss chose the outside line on the double-file restart, ahead of Gravel, Brown, Macedo, Scelzi and Larson.  Gravel shot to the lead at that point, while Sweet moved up two spots to fourth.  Sweet passed Brown for third on lap 14, and tracked down Zearfoss for second with ten to go.  Macedo got around Brown in lapped traffic on lap 21, and on lap 24, Sweet went below the lapped car of Gennetten, and Gravel went above.  The result was Sweet surging into the lead.  Disaster struck for the third running Zearfoss with three laps to go when he broke a front end.  The last restart saw Sweet leading Gravel, Macedo, Brown and Larson.  Brown was on fire, passing Macedo and then Gravel to climb to second.  He came just short of a slide of Sweet, who won for the second night in a row.  

 
POWRi-WAR Sprints

 
24 cars

 
Heat one (started): 1. Mario Clouser 6 (1) 2. Joe B. Miller 31 (2) 3. Kory Schudy 28 (3) 4. Kyle Lewis 2 (5) 5. Sam Wagner 73 (4) 6. Blake Bowers 52 (7) 7. Zac Taylor 86 (6) DNS – Wyatt Siegel 18

 
8-lap heats used passing points to set the feature lineup.  The top 24 in series points were invited.  Clouser led the distance and won going away.  Lewis moved by S. Wagner for fourth on lap two.  Taylor exited early.

 
 Heat two (started): 1. Riley Kreisel 91 (2) 2. Wesley Smith 44 (5) 3. Jack Wagner 77 (7) 4. Mason Moore 9H (1) 5.  Anthony Nicholson 16 (3) 6. Brad Wyatt 41 (4) 7. Zach Clark 26 (8) 8. Xavier Doney 74 (6)

 
Kreisel led wire to wire.  Contact with Moore sent Doney into a hard flip a lap in.  He was uninjured.  Kreisel led Moore, Nicholson, Smith and J. Wagner back to green.  Nicholson quickly took second, but Smith was on a mission, going from fourth to second on lap five.  J. Wagner worked by Moore late for third.

 
Heat three (started): 1. Wyatt Burks 11w (2) 2. Zach Daum 311 (8) 3. Brian Beebe 37 (1) 4. Taylor Walton 93 (5) 5. Lane Stone ST1 (7) 6. JD Black 7R (4) 7. Steve Thomas 27 (6) 8. Christie Thomason 82c (3)

 
Burks led flag to flag.  Daum was the mover, going from sixth to fourth on lap three.  He moved into third on lap four, and took second from Beebe coming for the white flag.

 
A main (started): 1. Smith (2) 2. Daum (1) 3. Clouser (4) 4. J. Wagner (3) 5. Miller (7) 6. Burks (6) 7. Kreisel (5) 8. Walton (10) 9. S. Wagner (13) 10. Moore (14) 11. Beebe (11) 12. Nicholson (15) 13. Stone (12) 14. Black (20) 15. Clark (18) 16. Wyatt (19) 17. Thomason (23) 18. Thomas (21) 19. Lewis (8) 20. Schudy (9) 21. Bowers (16) 22. Siegel (22) 23. Taylor (17) DNS – Doney

 
Smith dominated the 25-lapper with Daum in tow.  Smith was in lapped traffic on lap six.  Schudy eited early.  Kreisel passed Clouser on lap 16 for third and was running down Daum for second at the end when he flipped hard in tandom with Wyatt.  
 
 
 

 

4/29/21

Jacksonville Speedway

WoO

29 cars

Sheldon Haudenschild (19th car out to time) broke the track record by turning the first sub-ten second lap in the history of the quarter-mile at 9.990 seconds. Other tracks that have hosted WoO events to sub-ten second laps are US36 Raceway, Bloomington Speedway, Placerville Speedway, I-55 Raceway, Cottage Grove Speedway and River Cities Speedway. David Gravel (7th car out) was second quick, followed by former track record holder Aaron Reutzel (22nd), Brad Sweet (24th), Rico Abreu (2nd), Kyle Larson (16th), Logan Schuchart (1st), Parker Price-Miller (3rd), Jacob Allen (14th) and Carson Macedo (11th). Brayton Lynch had an issue in hot laps and didn’t get a time in. Joe B. Miller scratched after time trials.

Heat one (started): 1. Haudenschild 17 (1) 2. Sweet 49 (2) 3. Macedo 41 (4) 4. Schuchart 1s (3) 5. Kraig Kinser 11K (5) 6. Robert Ballou 96 (9) / 7. Garet Williamson 24w (6) 8. Zach Daum 5D (8) 9. Andy Bishop 42 (7)

10 lap heats took the top two to the Dash, and top six to the feature. Haudenschild led the distance, with the only shake-up in the event happening after Bishop got upside down in turn one two laps in. He was ok. Macedo snagged third from Schuchart on the restart, while Ballou worked by Williamson for the final transfer.

Heat two (started): 1. Gravel 2 (1) 2. Abreu 24 (2) 3. Donny Schatz 15 (4) 4. Price-Miller 19 (3) 5. Wayne Johnson 2c (6) 6. Jason Sides 7s (7) / 7. Riley Goodno 22 (5) 8. Josh Schneiderman 49J (8) 9. Brayton Lynch 29 (10) 10. Terry Babb 47 (9)

The top five were set from the jump. Sides and Goodno put on a good battle for the final transfer, with Sides’ transfer pass coming on the low side of three and four with two to go.

Heat three (started): 1. Larson 57 (2) 2. Reutzel 83 (1) 3. James McFadden 9 (6) 4. Allen 1a (3) 5. Tim Kaeding 14 (7) 6. Zach Hampton 35 (5) / 7. Brock Zearfoss 3z (4) 8. Jacob Patton 79J (9) 9. Mason Daniel 33m (8)

Larson led the distance. McFadden claimed third from Allen on lap two. Hampton used the high side to get by Zearfoss for the sixth and final transfer on lap three.

Dash (started): 1. Sweet (2) 2. Haudenschild (1) 3. Gravel (4) 4. Larson (6) 5. Abreu (3) 6. Reutzel (5)

The 8-lap Dash set up the first three rows of the feature. Larson shot around Abreu and Reutzel on lap one to claim fourth. Sweet got the jump on Haudenschild and led all the way.

B main (started): 1. Zearfoss (1) 2. Daum (4) 3. Goodno (2) 4. Williamson (3) 5. Schneiderman (5) 6. Daniel (8) / 7. Lynch (7) 8. Patton (6)

The 12-lap B took the top six to the A. The top six stayed unchanged until the final corner, when Daum passed Goodno to claim second by .014 of a second.

A main (started): 1. Sweet (1) 2. Schatz (8) 3. Gravel (3) 4. Macedo (7) 5. Abreu (5) 6. Allen (12) 7. Kaeding (15) 8. Schuchart (10) 9. Haudenschild (2) 10. Reutzel (6) 11. Kinser (13) 12. Zearfoss (19) 13. McFadden (9) 14. Daniel (24) 15. Sides (17) 16. Daum (20) 17. Price-Miller (11) 18. Goodno (21) 19. Hampton (18) 20. Larson (4) 21. Johnson (14) 22. Schneiderman (23) 23. Williamson (22) 24. Ballou (16)

The 40-lap feature saw Haudenschild leading Sweet, Larson and Gravel early. Hampton contacted another car, spun and collected Ballou, who was done two laps in. Price-Miller visited the work area at the same time. Haudenschild chose the inside line over Sweet, Larson, Gravel and Reutzel. Macedo moved into fifth on the restart, Reutzel was into fifth by lap five and McFadden was into sixth. Hampton clipped Williamson on lap eight in a battle for 16th, sending him into the wall and off on a hook. Haudenschild again chose the inside line, but it bit him this time as Sweet took the point, and Gravel moved into third. McFadden shot by Larson for fourth on lap 10. The leaders were into lapped traffic by lap 14. Larson tagged the wall and lost a spot to Macedo on lap 22. On the lap 28, Haudenschild used the low side by Sweet to regain the lead. Macedo moved up to third. Johnson hit a rut in turn two and flipped on lap 29. Reutzel, McFadden and Schuchart, who were running sixth, eighth and ninth were collected. No one was hurt. This time, Haudenschild chose the outside on the double-file restart and he kept the lead until suffering a flat right rear with eight to go. Sweet inherited the lead, ahead of Macedo, Gravel, Larson and Schatz. Macedo shot to the lead, while Larson made a move on his brother-in-law Sweet for second. It was an ill-fate slide job that broadsided Sweet. Sweet kept it going, but Larson retired. Since a lap was not completed by all, Seet again assumed the point. Gravel shot into second when the green fell again, while Macedo faded a few spots. Schatz was on the move as well late, and got by Gravel for second with three to go, only to have it negated by an inadvertent yellow. He would make the pass again coming for the white flag before Hampton spun, setting up a green, white, checker finish. Schatz passed Sweet after the green flag, but Sweet was back in front by the time he took the white flag. He held on to win it. Daniel was the hard-charger.

 

 

Austin McCarl Tops Knoxville with Emotional Win!

Josh Higday Wins for First Time Since 2010 in 360’s; Matthew Stelzer Back Atop All-Time Win List in Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 24, 2021) – Austin McCarl registered his fifth career 410 win at Knoxville Saturday night, but it was his first as a car owner. That made it emotional for the Altoona driver, who cashed in $4,000 aboard his #17A. Des Moines, Iowa’s Josh Higday was no less excited, as he registered his first win since May 15, 2010 in the 360 class. It was the 18th of his career, tying him with Dean Chadd for fifth on the all-time win list. Matthew Stelzer won in the Pace Performance Pro Sprints class, putting him in a tie with Devin Kline for most all-time in that class (13).

When an invert of zero was drawn for the 20-lap 410 feature, most concluded that defending track champion, Brian Brown, would be tough to beat. They were right. He set quick time and won his heat going away. At the start of the main event, he took off, opening a lead over Austin McCarl, Lynton Jeffrey, Ian Madsen and Justin Henderson.

Hunter Schuerenberg entered the top five on lap three, but up front, Brown was roaring through lapped traffic by lap five. On lap six, disaster struck for Brown when his power plant gave way.

McCarl, who charged from the rear of the field to third in last week’s opener, was equally fast and up to the task after inheriting the lead. Behind him, Madsen took second from Jeffrey, and Brooke Tatnell surged from sixth to fourth.

McCarl opened up a big lead, while Madsen nailed down second, followed by Jeffrey. Schuerenberg worked his way up to fourth with eight to go, and Tatnell finished fifth. Terry McCarl was the hard-charger, driving from 16th to sixth. Davey Heskin, Henderson, Cole Duncan and Sawyer Phillips rounded out the top ten. Jeffrey and Moeller joined Brown as heat winners.

“This is a brand new car,” said McCarl in Victory Lane. “I scaled it yesterday. I was actually a little happier with the numbers than the other car. I was confident coming in if thing was close, and it was. I’ve wanted to do this in my own car so bad…nothing against what I’ve done before in winning races…but I did it by myself with great people behind me. I’m so happy! I’m here to win races, and not for points. I knew Ian was coming. That team’s really been clicking.”

Scott Bogucki led the 18-lap 360 feature early ahead of Josh Higday, Lee Grosz, Ryan Giles and Ricky Montgomery. Young Chase Randall entered the top five early before Dylan Westbrook tangled with the turn three wall to bring caution three laps in.

Bogucki led Higday, Grosz, Giles and Randall back to green flag racing. Higday gained momentum on the cushion and shot into the lead on lap six. Grosz followed him into second two laps later. A battle was waging for fourth between Giles and Randall, with the latter securing the spot with eight to go.

Bogucki regained his momentum, and by lap 11 was by Grosz for second. He appeared to be gaining on Higday when something broke on the car and he pulled off on lap 12.

It was clear sailing for Higday in the Hetrick Motorsports #35 as they celebrated an emotional win ahead of Grosz, Randall, Jamie Ball and Giles. Carson McCarl, Clint Garner, JJ Hickle, Matt Moro and Montgomery completed the top ten. Bogucki set quick time over the 37-car field, while Hickle, Rob Kubli, Westbrook and Ball won heat races. Matt Covington claimed the B main.

“I tell you what, it seems like an eternity,” said Higday of his eleven-year drought in Victory Lane. “This was awesome. For a 45-year old man to come out here and do this…I feel great. I was a little tight there at the beginning. I knew we’d probably be good once the fuel burned off. It was a hell of a race. Scott’s a hell of a racer. We’re really happy to get the win tonight.”

The 15-lap Pace Performance Pro Sprints feature got off to a tough start. Ryan Navratil got into the turn one wall bringing caution. Meanwhile, Kade Higday flipped hard in turn three. He exited the car under his own power.

Matthew Stelzer led early over Tyler Groenendyk, Brandon Worthington, Mike Mayberry and Devin Kline. Another yellow flew one lap in for Devin Wignall, who came to a rest in turn four. Evan Epperson found something on the cushion to charge up to third behind Stelzer and Groenendyk before JJ Beaver spun three laps in.

It was Kline’s turn to move up, as he took over fourth when the green flew, and overtook Epperson for third on lap seven. Up front, Stelzer was cruising with Groenendyk trying to stay close enough for a late shot. His opportunity came with another Beaver spin with two to go.

Stelzer would not be headed, however, crossing the finish line ahead of Groenendyk, Epperson (by .023 of a second over Kline) and Worthington. Chase Young, Jeff Wilke, Matt Allen, Alex Vande Voort and Tyler Barrick rounded out the top ten. Higday and Kline were heat race winners.

“Those cautions and red flags kept coming out,” said Stelzer in Victory Lane. “Last week, we ran out of fuel on the last lap and I was just nervous about if we had enough fuel in the car. Tyler G…I love having him in this class, because he’s going to make me better as a driver. I was a little nervous with him starting outside of us. I threw a couple of these away last year with Russ (Hall) and Devin next me, but tonight we were able to capitalize.”

Next Saturday, May 1, is Jersey Freeze/Dennison Racing Tees Night! All three sprint car divisions will be in action again! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (7), 15.385; 2. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 15.755; 3. 11, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (3), 15.825; 4. 27T, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (4), 15.842; 5. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (6), 15.852; 6. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (19), 15.889; 7. 22C, Cole Duncan, Circleville, OH (2), 15.889; 8. 16, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (1), 15.964; 9. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 16.003; 10. 2KS, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (24), 16.009; 11. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (22), 16.046; 12. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (23), 16.048; 13. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (14), 16.120; 14. 21BP, Brinton Marvel, Pittsboro, IN (15), 16.127; 15. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (16), 16.146; 16. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (12), 16.224; 17. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 16.263; 18. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (21), 16.646; 19. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (13), 16.652; 20. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (11), 16.765; 21. 23X, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (5), 17.151; 22. 83A, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (18), 17.256; 23. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (10), 17.389; 24. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (9), 17.933.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Chris Martin (1); 3. Matt Juhl (3); 4. Davey Heskin (2); 5. Sawyer Phillips (7); 6. Cole Duncan (4); 7. Austin Miller (8); 8. Tucker Klaasmeyer (5)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.3: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 2. Tasker Phillips (1); 3. Austin McCarl (6); 4. Justin Henderson (5); 5. Brooke Tatnell (4); 6. Brinton Marvel (2); 7. Riley Goodno (7); 8. Joe Simbro (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:19.6: 1. AJ Moeller (2); 2. Ian Madsen (6); 3. Carson McCarl (4); 4. Hunter Schuerenberg (5); 5. Bobby Mincer (1); 6. Terry McCarl (3); 7. Presley Truedson (7); 8. Ben Brown (8)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Austin McCarl (3); 2. Ian Madsen (2); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 4. Hunter Schuerenberg (5); 5. Brooke Tatnell (9); 6. Terry McCarl (16); 7. Davey Heskin (15); 8. Justin Henderson (4); 9. Cole Duncan (12); 10. Sawyer Phillips (19); 11. Matt Juhl (8); 12. Tasker Phillips (14); 13. Carson McCarl (7); 14. Riley Goodno (20); 15. AJ Moeller (10); 16. Chris Martin (13); 17. Bobby Mincer (18); 18. Brinton Marvel (17); 19. Presley Truedson (21); 20. Austin Miller (22); 21. Ben Brown (24); 22. Joe Simbro (23); 23. Tucker Klaasmeyer (11); 24. Brian Brown (1). Lap Leaders: Br. Brown 1-6, A. McCarl 7-20. Hard-charger: T. McCarl.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (33), 16.303; 2. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (1), 16.472; 3. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (6), 16.487; 4. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (29), 16.513; 5. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.517; 6. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (18), 16.538; 7. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanburn, MN (10), 16.578; 8. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (21), 16.649; 9. 9R, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (2), 16.685; 10. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (36), 16.690; 11. 77X, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (22), 16.693; 12. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (15), 16.697; 13. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (11), 16.723; 14. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (27), 16.790; 15. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (37), 16.798; 16. 82, Jason Martin, Liberal, KS (4), 16.922; 17. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (30), 16.945; 18. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (24), 16.954; 19. 24, Garet Williamson, Columbia, MO (14), 16.956; 20. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (23), 16.969; 21. 63, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (8), 16.970; 22. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (35), 16.980; 23. 47X, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (25), 16.990; 24. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (9), 17.033; 25. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (31), 17.051; 26. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (16), 17.126; 27. 99, Tony Rost, Utica, NE (17), 17.223; 28. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (34), 17.307; 29. 23S, Stu Snyder, Waverly, NE (32), 17.338; 30. 36, Jason Tostenson, Glencoe, MN (13), 17.672; 31. 2, Jason Billups, Holt, MO (26), 17.714; 32. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (20), 17.748; 33. 88, Rowdy Reber, Rapid City, SD (28), 17.763; 34. 57B, Boyd Peterson, Ithaca, NE (3), 18.020; 35. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (12), 18.073; 36. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (7), 18.214; 37. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (19), 20.816.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.1: 1. JJ Hickle (1); 2. Scott Bogucki (6); 3. Chase Randall (4); 4. Joe Beaver (2); 5. Nathan Mills (3); 6. Jack Dover (7); 7. Stu Snyder (8); 8. Ryan Leavitt (5); 9. Rowdy Reber (9); 10. Mike Johnston (10)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.6: 1. Rob Kubli (2); 2. Ryan Giles (4); 3. Clint Garner (3); 4. Josh Higday (6); 5. Calvin Landis (5); 6. Christian Bowman (1); 7. Collin Moyle (7); 8. Boyd Peterson (9); 9. Jason Tostenson (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Dylan Westbrook (1); 2. Garet Williamson (2); 3. Carson McCarl (4); 4. Ricky Montgomery (6); 5. Kaleb Johnson (3); 6. Christopher Thram (5); 7. John Anderson (7); 8. Jason Billups (8); DNS - Tony Rost

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 2:05.1: 1. Jamie Ball (4); 2. Jason Martin (1); 3. Matt Covington (2); 4. Lee Grosz (6); 5. Matt Moro (3); 6. Riley Goodno (5); 7. Brayden Gaylord (8); 8. Ben Woods (7) DNS – Kelby Watt

B main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Matt Covington (2); 2. Kaleb Johnson (1); 3. Jack Dover (5); 4. Stu Snyder (7) / 5. Christian Bowman (3); 6. Jason Billups (9); 7. Collin Moyle (4); 8. Brayden Gaylord (8); 9. Mike Johnston (14); 10. Ben Woods (12); 11. John Anderson (13); 12. Boyd Peterson (10); 13. Riley Goodno (6); 14. Rowdy Reber (11) DNS – Kelby Watt, Tony Rost, Jason Tostenson

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Josh Higday (2); 2. Lee Grosz (4); 3. Chase Randall (7); 4. Jamie Ball (8); 5. Ryan Giles (5); 6. Carson McCarl (10); 7. Clint Garner (15); 8. JJ Hickle (16); 9. Matt Moro (9); 10. Ricky Montgomery (3); 11. Matt Covington (21); 12. Joe Beaver (20); 13. Jack Dover (23); 14. Christopher Thram (11); 15. Garet Williamson (17); 16. Jason Martin (14); 17. Kaleb Johnson (22); 18. Rob Kubli (13); 19. Calvin Landis (6); 20. Nathan Mills (19); 21. Ryan Leavitt (12); 22. Stu Snyder (24); 23. Scott Bogucki (1); 24. Dylan Westbrook (18). Lap Leaders: Bogucki 1-5, Higday 6-18. Hard-charger: Dover.

Pro Series Results

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:49.8: 1. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (2); 2. 20, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (4); 3. 44, Scotty Johnson, Melcher-Dallas, IA (1); 4. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (8); 5. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (6); 6. B29, JJ Beaver, Knoxville, IA (3); 7. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (5); 8. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (7) DNS – 3TJ, Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, IA

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Devin Kline (2); 2. Tyler Groenendyk (4); 3. Evan Epperson (1); 4. Mike Mayberry (9); 5. Jeff Wilke (8); 6. Matt Allen (5); 7. Tyler Barrick (7); 8. Jaslyn Jones (6); 9. Devin Wignall (3)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Matthew Stelzer (1); 2. Tyler Groenendyk (2); 3. Evan Epperson (9); 4. Devin Kline (5); 5. Brandon Worthington (3); 6. Chase Young (10); 7. Jeff Wilke (7); 8. Matt Allen (11); 9. Alex Vande Voort (16); 10. Tyler Barrick (13); 11. Jaslyn Jones (15); 12. Scotty Johnson (8); 13. JJ Beaver (12); 14. Mike Mayberry (4); 15. Devin Wignall (17); 16. Kade Higday (6); 17. Ryan Navratil (14) DNS – Joel Thorpe. Lap Leader: Stelzer 1-15. Hard-charger: Vande Voort.

 

 

Knoxville Thoughts!

(Bill W) April 21, 2021, Monroe, IA – With cool temperatures forecast for last weekend, Knoxville’s opener was a bit of a mystery. In the end, the fans were ready and showed up in force, temperatures weren’t as chilly as expected, and the pits were chockful of racecars.

It started with a Friday practice night that saw 60 cars show up. Austin McCarl (410), Jamie Ball (360) and Devin Wignall (Pros) all registered quick time in their respective classes, and all would see more speed on Saturday night with different outcomes.

Tori Knutson lost a motor on practice night, and couldn’t return for Saturday. Aidan Zoutte, son of Alan was excited in his first night in a sprint car, but that ended with a motor problem of his own. Fortunately, no one turned over.

The “perfect storm” for the 410’s saw a handful of World of Outlaws in attendance after their Texas rainout. The IRA had another week off as well. Add a few travelers who had heard car counts may be light, a higher purse, and teams just ready to race, and you had 37 cars signing in. Six nights will pay $5,000 to win and a purse through the field that was good already will be even better on those nights.

The feature was a thriller that saw Sheldon Haudenschild pass Gio Scelzi late for his first career Knoxville win. Sheldon started fourteenth. It capped a long drive from Texas for the crew. Austin McCarl put on a show of his own. After cinching a leak in the fuel line, he went from the front row to start at the tail. He was the fastest car late in the 20-lapper, and ended up third.

Brian Brown tipped over at the start of the feature. He was able to restart, but the car wasn’t right and he finished mid-pack. Sam Hafertepe Jr. looked fast and finished fourth, and Davey Heskin was fifth in his first action of the year. Brooke Tatnell had a great charge in the DeWall #16, coming from 17th to sixth.

Travelers included North Dakota natives Wade Nygaard and Brendan Mullen. It was Mullen’s first trip to Knoxville, and his fun only lasted for practice on Friday, as he lost a motor early Saturday. They’re both excited about the NOSA series visiting Huset’s often this year. Minnesotan Brandon Halverson’s night ended the way of Mullen.

IRA regulars Scotty Thiel and Jordan Goldesberry were on hand, with both making the feature. Russel Borland was also in the house. Ayrton Gennetten will probably see Knoxville more in 2021. His first 410 win came Friday night in MOWA action in Granite City. He was eleventh at Knoxville. Marshall, Missouri’s Ben Brown has a 410 as well now and should see some improvement as the season goes on.

Other WoO visitors included Carson Macedo, who set quick time, and then suffered a flat tire after banging the fence in the feature. Aaron Reutzel also competed a couple blocks from home, but suffered a DNF. Parker Price-Miller and Mason Daniel were other WoO entries.

Presley Truedson has Bryan Sundby turning wrenches on her rookie campaign at Knoxville. She is new to the 410’s, but has run other divisions in the past, including midgets for Keith Kunz. Austin Miller is another driver committed to Rookie of the Year pursuits.

Twenty-seven 360’s entered Saturday. Jamie Ball was fast from the get-go. He held off early challenges from Lee Grosz and went on to win over Clint Garner, who looked stout.

Three teenagers won heat races. USAC National Midget regular Chase Randall (16) of Waco, Texas, was turned away from the 360 Nationals last year because of age, but used his weekend off to win his heat and notch a top ten. Christopher Thram (17) from Sanborn, Minnesota, is planning on making Knoxville his Saturday night home, and Sedalia’s Gunner Ramey (18) looked fast all weekend in Terry Doogs sprinter.

Other visitors to the 360’s included Jason Martin, who finished fourth, Sprint Invaders regular Brayden Gaylord, and Missouri’s Jason Billups, who previously raced at Knoxville in the Corn Belt Nationals.

Riley Goodno was the only driver performing double duty Saturday. He put both his 410 and 360 sprinters in features instead of heading to Prom. He drove from ninth to grab the final transfer in the 410 B. He later finished seventh in the 360 A main.

Tyler Groenendyk scored an emotional win in the Pro Series. The former modified ace has raced off and on at Knoxville for years in a quest for Victory Lane. It looked like Devin Wignall might be headed towards his second win. After storming up to second from row seven, however, he suffered a sensor issue in the motor that slowed him late. The Pros should be entertaining this year. In addition to Groenendyk, additions include all-time feature winner for the class, Devin Kline, Kade Higday, and in a couple of weeks, two-time champion Eric Bridger.

A shout out goes out to Morton, Illinois’ Ryan Bunton, who suffered a hard crash in Granite City, fracturing some vertebrae. Pictures of the car afterwards were scary. Get well soon Ryan!

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Up Next…

Fri, April 23 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, April 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

2021 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 165

2. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 120

3. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 104 (1)

4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 99

5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 90

6. Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO, 76

7. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 57

8. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 51

9. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 50

10. Zach Hampton, Mooresville, IN, 45

11. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 40

(tie) Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 40

13. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 36

14. Joe B. Miller, Millerstown, MO, 35

15. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 30

(tie) Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO, 30

(tie) Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN, 30

(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 30

19. Noah Gass, Mounds, OK, 26

20. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 25

(tie) Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 25

22. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 20

(tie) Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 20

24. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 18

(tie) Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 18

26. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 16

27. Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 14

(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 14

29. McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA, 12

30. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, MO, 10

(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 10

(tie) Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 10

33. Ben Brown, Marshall, MO, 8

(tie) Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 8

35. Garret Williamson, Columbia, MO, 6

(tie) Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 6

(tie) Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 6

38. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 4

(tie) Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 4

(tie) Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 4

41. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 2

(tie) Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 2

(tie) Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 2

Platinum WoO Member Wins

3, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA

1, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH

Tentative 2021 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Sat, March 27 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, April 2 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sat, April 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, April 16 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO)

Sat, April 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)

Fri, April 23 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, April 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Thur, April 29 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO

Fri, April 30 – I-70 Speedway (MO) WoO

Sat, May 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, May 1 – I-70 Speedway (MO) WoO

Sat, May 8 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 9 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Fri, May 14 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA

Fri, May 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, May 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 16 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, May 22 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, May 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, May 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 30 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Mon, May 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Thur, June 3 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) All Stars/IRA

Fri, June 4 – Lee County Speedway (IA) MOWA

Fri, June 4 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Fri, June 4 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, June 5 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, June 5 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO

Sat, June 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) All Stars/IRA

Sun, June 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, June 6 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Sun, June 6 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO

Fri, June 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO

Sun, June 13 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Thur, June 17 – 34 Raceway (IA) WoO

Fri, June 18 – Dubuque Speedway (IA) WoO

Sat, June 19 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, June 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO

Sun, June 20 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Mon, June 21 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Tue, June 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Thur, June 24 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO

Fri, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO

Sat, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO Jackson Nationals

Sun, June 27 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Thur, July 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Fri, July 2 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 11 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, July 16 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 18 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, July 23 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) All Stars

Fri, July 23 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, July 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 24 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) All Stars

Sun, July 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, July 25 – Humboldt Speedway (KS) All Stars

Tue, July 27 – I-70 Speedway (MO) All Stars

Thur, July 29 – Missouri State Fair Speedway All Stars

Fri, July 30 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, July 30 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 31 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) All Stars

Sun, Aug 1 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, Aug 1 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Aug 6 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sun, Aug 8 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 9 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Thur, Aug 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Fri, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Sat, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Fri, Aug 20 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) IRA

Sat, Aug 21 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO

Sun, Aug 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Sun, Aug 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Aug 27 – I-80 Speedway (NE) WoO

Fri, Aug 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, Aug 29 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Sun, Aug 29 – Route 66 Raceway (IL) IRA/MOWA

Fri, Sept 3 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Fri, Sept 3 – Dodge Co. Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 4 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 10 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Sept 10 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 11 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA Tom Knowles Memorial

Sat, Sept 11 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA Jerry Richert Memorial

Fri, Sept 17 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, Sept 18 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 24 – Dodge Co. Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, Sept 25 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 26 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, Oct 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Oct 22 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

2020 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 766

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 667 (9)
3. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 587 (3)
5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)

6. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 440
7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419
8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 413

9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 402

10. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 385 (1)

2019 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2)

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2)
5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1)
7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1)
8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3)
9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5)

10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7)
3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565

5. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1)

6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)

(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398

8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2)
9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

2017 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)

2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)

3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6)

4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)

5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2)

6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)

7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2)

8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3)

9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)

10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

 

 

Sheldon Haudenschild Steals One on Last Lap From Scelzi for $5,000 at Knoxville!

Jamie Ball Cruises to 360 Win; Tyler Groenendyk Chalks Up First Ever Win in Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 17, 2021) – A large crowd saw Sheldon Haudenschild join his father Jac as a Knoxville Raceway winner by taking the Pella Motors/Kraig Ford Season Opener at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. Sheldon’s 410 win aboard the Stenhouse/Marshall Racing #17 came with a last lap pass after starting fourteenth, and was worth $5,000 to the Wooster, Ohio native. Jamie Ball led wire to wire to record his seventh career 360 feature win at Knoxville, while Tyler Groenendyk capped a two-year absence from Knoxville Raceway by recording his first career win in the Pace Performance Pro Sprints. Eighty-two cars signed in for opening night.

Austin McCarl lost a row one starting spot in the 20-lap 410 feature before the green flag fell, after a loose fitting detected a fuel leak. He would come back to provide plenty of heroics. On the start, Brian Brown got over the infield berm in turn one and tipped over. Several crews aided his replacement of tires and a top wing to rejoin the field at the tail.

Once the event got underway, Gio Scelzi took command. Aaron Reutzel was an early mover as well, coming from the fourth row to second by the second lap. Meanwhile, Scelzi took off, entering lapped traffic by the fifth circuit and putting 4.6 seconds between himself and Reutzel.

In the middle stages, Carson Macedo and Reutzel battled for second, trading that spot twice. On lap 12, disaster struck for both. Macedo suffered a flat right rear, while Reutzel tangled with Josh Schneiderman just after the ensuing caution was thrown. All three cars were done.

The restart with eight to go, saw Scelzi leading Sam Hafertepe Jr., Haudenschild (from 14th), Spencer Bayston and Terry McCarl back to green. Meanwhile, Austin McCarl had worked his way from the tail back into the top ten. In two laps, he shot from night to fourth, while Haudenschild jumped into second in pursuit of the leader. McCarl passed Hafertepe for the third spot with five to go.

While Scelzi searched low on the dry track for rubber that never came, Haudenschild rode the cushion, tracking him down. In turn two on the final circuit, Haudenschild shot to the point and recorded his first ever win at the historic oval. Scelzi came home second, ahead of Austin McCarl, Hafertepe and Davey Heskin. Brooke Tatnell, Bayston, Terry McCarl, Lynton Jeffrey and Sawyer Phillips rounded out the top ten. Macedo set quick time, while Brown, Phillips, Bayston and Haudenschild won the heats. Matt Juhl claimed the B main.

“We were a little free at the beginning,” said Haudenschild in Victory Lane. “We just kind of had to manage that race a little bit and let it play out. I knew it was a short race, and I was just trying to be there at the end. That caution saved us. I can’t give it up to my guys enough. We trucked it up from down south to do this, and that was our goal…to win a race at Knoxville. We’re just thankful to be up here.”

Jamie Ball took off from outside row one in the 18-lap 360 feature, ahead of Lee Grosz and Ryan Giles. Kaleb Johnson worked by Giles into third early on, and Clint Garner worked his way into the top five. A lap four spin by Ricky Montgomery set up a restart that saw Ball leading Grosz, Johnson, Garner and Giles.

Garner quickly moved into third, and at the halfway point, passed Grosz for second. By lap ten, the leaders were in heavy lapped traffic and it looked like Garner had a shot at the leader. However, a slowing Collin Moyle brought a caution and opened up the track for Ball. The restart saw Joe Beaver slow down the frontstretch. He was tagged hard by Mike Johnston, who walked away but underwent observation.

Ball took off from there, while Garner and Grosz dueled for second. The win was worth $2,000 to the Knoxville native. Garner held on for second, ahead of Grosz, Jason Martin and Johnson. Chase Randall, Riley Goodno, Calvin Landis, Josh Higday and hard-charger Nate Mills completed the top ten. Grosz set quick time over the field, while Randall, Christopher Thram and Gunner Ramey all won heats in their first ever weekly action.

“Things in life change, but God answers a lot of prayers,” said Ball in Victory Lane beside his Jamie Ball Racing #4w. “Things have worked out for the better. Everyone who works on this car…it’s been such a grind. We weren’t even ready until yesterday. I used to worry a lot about what I’d do wrong. I’ve been trying to change my mindset this year about what can go right, instead of what can go wrong. I knew my guys gave me the car to beat. I can’t wait to do this the rest of the year hopefully.”

The 15-lap feature for the Pro Sprints was an entertaining as the rest. Chase Young led from the pole early, but many eyes were on Devin Wignall, who started 14th, and used the high side to drive up to fourth by the completion of the first lap. On lap three, he shot from fourth to second in his attempt to track down Young.

Meanwhile, Tyler Groenendyk, new to the class after a two year absence from Knoxville, had moved into third by lap six. The leaders entered lapped traffic on the seventh circuit and Wignall found his opportunity to take the lead. Scotty Johnson would spin with eight laps completed, bringing the first caution of the race.

Wignall led Young and Groenendyk back to green. While Wignall went low, Young went high and shot back up front. Groenendyk followed him into second on the low side, while Evan Epperson entered the top three on the cushion. A slowing Jaslyn Jones brought yellow with three to go.

On the white flag lap, Groenendyk’s pursuit paid off, but before the checkers could fly, Johnson tipped over in turn two. He was uninjured. The green, white, checker finish added a lap, but Groenendyk was able to stay out front for an emotional win. Epperson used a last corner pass to take second, while Young crossed third, but was light at the scales. Brandon Worthington moved up to the show position, ahead of Devin Kline and Matthew Stelzer. Wignall, Mike Mayberry, Cam Martin, Jeff Wilke and Tyler Barrick rounded out the top ten. Epperson and Young won the heats. A scary incident in the first heat saw contact from another car send Kade Higday into a series of flips. Matt Allen was also involved, but neither driver was injured, and both returned for the feature.

“I’ve been trying to this my whole life,” said an emotional Groenendyk. “There’s so many important and amazing people who’ve let me do this over the years and be in a position to do this. In this race, they didn’t make it easy, but we got it done this time. I haven’t been in the seat of a racecar for two years, but I have incredible marketing partners on this car, including Kraig Chevrolet.”

Next Saturday, April 24, is Farm Bureau Financial Services Night! All three sprint car divisions will be in action again! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 41, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (24), 15.258; 2. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (5), 15.316; 3. 83X, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (2), 15.331; 4. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (10), 15.442; 5. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (23), 15.52; 6. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (1), 15.567; 7. 71, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (17), 15.625; 8. 19, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (37), 15.770; 9. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (15), 15.790; 10. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 15.793; 11. 73, Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI (4), 15.829; 12. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (30), 15.899; 13. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (20), 15.954; 14. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (6), 16.046; 15. 16, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (16), 16.112; 16. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (22), 16.118; 17. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (36), 16.134; 18. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (19), 16.256; 19. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (29), 16.265; 20. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (18), 16.275; 21. 27T, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (7), 16.283; 22. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (3), 16.286; 23. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (31), 16.351; 24. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (33), 16.444; 25. 2KS, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (26), 16.548; 26. 9N, Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND (34), 16.736; 27. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (35), 16.830; 28. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (11), 16.889; 29. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.901; 30. 23X, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (32), 17.066; 31. 83A, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (9), 17.194; 32. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (28), 17.213; 33. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (8), 17.214; 34. 23, Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI (14), 17.572; 35. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (13), 17.785; 36. 11M, Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND (27), NT; 37. 13MJ, Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN (25), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (5); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (2); 3. Carson Macedo (6); 4. Tucker Klaasmeyer (1); 5. Terry McCarl (4); 6. Matt Juhl (7); 7. Riley Goodno (8); 8. AJ Moeller (3); 9. Bobby Mincer (9) DNS – Brandon Halverson

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.2: 1. Sawyer Phillips (2); 2. Austin McCarl (4); 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (6); 4. Carson McCarl (3); 5. Davey Heskin (5); 6. Jordan Goldesberry (1); 7. Wade Nygaard (7); 8. Russel Borland (9); 9. Presley Truedson (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:22.9: 1. Spencer Bayston (5); 2. Aaron Reutzel (6); 3. Tasker Phillips (1); 4. Brooke Tatnell (3); 5. Chris Martin (2); 6. Scotty Thiel (4); 7. Matt Moro (7); 8. Ben Brown (9); 9. Austin Miller (8)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.2: 1. Sheldon Haudenschild (2); 2. Gio Scelzi (6); 3. Ayrton Gennetten (4); 4. Justin Henderson (3); 5. Parker Price-Miller (5); 6. Josh Schneiderman (1); 7. Mason Daniel (7); 8. Joe Simbro (8)

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Matt Juhl (5); 2. Jordan Goldesberry (3); 3. Josh Schneiderman (4); 4. Riley Goodno (9) / 5. Mason Daniel (8); 6. Bobby Mincer (13); 7. Wade Nygaard (6); 8. Austin Miller (11); 9. AJ Moeller (1); 10. Matt Moro (7); 11. Joe Simbro (12); 12. Presley Truedson (10); 13. Russel Borland (14); 14. Chris Martin (2); 15. Ben Brown (15) DNS – Brendan Mullen, Brandon Halverson

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Sheldon Haudenschild (14); 2. Gio Scelzi (4); 3. Austin McCarl (2); 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (6); 5. Davey Heskin (1); 6. Brooke Tatnell (17); 7. Spencer Bayston (3); 8. Terry McCarl (10); 9. Lynton Jeffrey (13); 10. Sawyer Phillips (12); 11. Ayrton Gennetten (11); 12. Carson Macedo (8); 13. Carson McCarl (15); 14. Brian Brown (5); 15. Justin Henderson (18); 16. Parker Price-Miller (9); 17. Matt Juhl (21); 18. Tasker Phillips (19); 19. Scotty Thiel (16); 20. Riley Goodno (24); 21. Tucker Klaasmeyer (20); 22. Jordan Goldesberry (22); 23. Aaron Reutzel (7); 24. Josh Schneiderman (23). Lap Leaders: Scelzi 1-19, Haudenschild 20. Hard-charger: Haudenschild.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (20), 16.232; 2. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (6), 16.299; 3. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (3), 16.431; 4. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (23), 16.446; 5. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (27), 16.517; 6. 82, Jason Martin, Liberal, KS (5), 16.567; 7. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (24), 16.615; 8. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (11), 16.784; 9. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (7), 16.816; 10. 9R, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (21), 16.817; 11. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (18), 16.910; 12. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (19), 16.944; 13. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (22), 16.987; 14. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanburn, MN (1), 16.988; 15. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (25), 17.024; 16. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (10), 17.025; 17. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (16), 17.053; 18. 21, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO (17), 17.162; 19. 99, Tony Rost, Utica, NE (2), 17.455; 20. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (12), 17.587; 21. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (14), 17.600; 22. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (4), 17.638; 23. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.680; 24. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.762; 25. 2, Jason Billups, Holt, MO (13), 18.288; 26. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (26), NT; DQ (No Tech Sticker) 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (9).

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:04.2: 1. Chase Randall (1); 2. Jamie Ball (3); 3. Calvin Landis (4); 4. Lee Grosz (6); 5. Nathan Mills (2); 6. Ben Woods (8); 7. Tony Rost (5); 8. Jason Billups (7) DNS – Rob Kubli

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Christopher Thram (2); 2. Riley Goodno (3); 3. Clint Garner (5); 4. Ryan Giles (6); 5. Kelby Watt (1); 6. Brayden Gaylord (7); 7. Ricky Montgomery (4); 8. Ryan Leavitt (8) DNS – Brad Comegys

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:08.4: 1. Gunner Ramey (1); 2. Josh Higday (3); 3. Joe Beaver (2); 4. Kaleb Johnson (6); 5. Jason Martin (5); 6. Christian Bowman (4); 7. Mike Johnston (7); 8. John Anderson (9); 9. Collin Moyle (8)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Jamie Ball (2); 2. Clint Garner (5); 3. Lee Grosz (1); 4. Jason Martin (8); 5. Kaleb Johnson (4); 6. Chase Randall (7); 7. Riley Goodno (9); 8. Calvin Landis (6); 9. Josh Higday (10); 10. Nathan Mills (16); 11. Ryan Giles (3); 12. Gunner Ramey (12); 13. Christopher Thram (11) 14. Ricky Montgomery (14); 15. Brayden Gaylord (18); 16. Ben Woods (20); 17. Jason Billups (23); 18. Tony Rost (19); 19. Joe Beaver (15); 20. Mike Johnston (21); 21. Collin Moyle (22); 22. Christian Bowman (13); 23. John Anderson (24); 24. Kelby Watt (17) DNS – Ryan Leavitt, Brad Comegys, Rob Kubli. Lap Leader: Ball 1-18. Hard-charger: Mills.

Pro Series Results

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (1); 2. 17x, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (3); 3. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (2); 4. 20, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (4); 5. 44, Scotty Johnson, Melcher-Dallas, IA (5); 6. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (8); 7. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (6); 8. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (7); 9. 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (3); 2. 7c, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (5); 3. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (1); 4. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (8); 5. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (6); 6. 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (2); 7. 3TJ, Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, IA (9); 8. 21x, Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA (7); 9. 43J, Jaslyn Jones, Monroe, IA (4)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Tyler Groenendyk (5); 2. Evan Epperson (3); 3. Brandon Worthington (8); 4. Devin Kline (2); 5. Matthew Stelzer (9); 6. Devin Wignall (14); 7. Mike Mayberry (6); 8. Cam Martin (4); 9. Jeff Wilke (7); 10. Tyler Barrick (13); 11. Matt Allen (17); 12. Alex Vande Voort (10); 13. Joel Thorpe (12); 14. Scotty Johnson (11); 15. Jaslyn Jones (16); 16. Kade Higday (15); 17. Chase Young (1) DNS – Ryan Navratil. Lap Leaders: Young 1-6, Wignall 7-8, Young 9-13, Groenendyk 14-15. Hard-charger: Wignall.

 

 

Sixty Drivers Attend First Night of Practice at Knoxville!

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 16, 2021) – Sixty drivers participated in Thursday’s first night of practice at the Knoxville Raceway. The quickest lap of the night unofficially went to Austin McCarl at 14.958 seconds on the half-mile. Jamie Ball unofficially led the 360’s with a lap of 16.289 seconds. The Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance were led unofficially by Devin Wignall with lap of 17.259 seconds.

Friday’s participants...

410 (23) – 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO; 2KS, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD; 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA; 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA; 23, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN; 83A, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA; 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO; 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA; 9N, Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND; 11m, Brendon Mullen, Grand Forks, ND; 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA; 27, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS; 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA; 71, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN; 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA; 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA; 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN; 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA; 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA; 56N, Dave Heskin, St. Michael, MN; 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA; Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX; 2m, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA.

360 (22) – 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA; 4w, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA; 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND; 5m, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA; 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA; 53/B29, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA; 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX; 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD; 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA; 21, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO; 9m, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO; 82, Jason Martin, Lincoln, NE; 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA; 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA; 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA; 14, Aidan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA; 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanburn, MN; 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA; 8, Devon Borden, Raymond, WA; 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA; 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA; 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA.

Pro Sprints (15) – 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA; 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA; 24, Kade Higday, Des Moines, IA; 21x, Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA; 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA; 7c, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA; 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA; 20, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA; 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA; 44, Scotty Johnson, Melcher-Dallas, IA; 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA; 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA; 6, Kenzie Alexander, Knoxville, IA; 43J, Jaslyn Jones, Monroe, IA; 3TJ, Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, IA.

Tomorrow night, Saturday, April 17 marks the 68th Annual Season Opener presented by Pella Motors/Kraig Ford. The 410, 360 and Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance will all be in action, with hot laps scheduled for 6:00 p.m. For more information on the Knoxville Raceway, visit us online at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

 

 

410 Iowa/Illinois Tripleheader This Weekend for Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com!

(Bill W) April 7, 2021, Monroe, IA – An exciting 410 tripleheader headlines this weekend’s activities for the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com. On Friday, Lee County Speedway near Donnellson, Iowa will host an open 410 show, before the IRA and MOWA combine to invade 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Friday, and LaSalle Speedway in Illinois on Sunday!

Brad Sweet continued his winning ways by sweeping World of Outlaws events at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri last weekend. Gio Scelzi used a strong weekend to come out ahead of the current series’ point race, ahead of Brian Brown, Rico Abreu, Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Scotty Thiel.

OpenWheel101.com will also be sponsoring the first non-qualifiers ($100 apiece) at this weekend’s USAC “T-Town Midget Showdown” at Port City Raceway in Oklahoma.

Sponsors are being sought to grow the point fund for the series fifth season! Whether you are a fan like all of us, or a business that would like advertising through the series and OpenWheel101.com, join us!

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Up Next…

Fri, April 9 – Lee County Speedway (IA)

Sat, April 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA

Sun, April 11 – LaSalle Speedway (IL) IRA/MOWA

2021 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 115

2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 91

3. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 90

4. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 85

5. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 57

6. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 51

7. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 50

8. Zach Hampton, Mooresville, IN, 45

9. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 42

10. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 40

11. Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO, 36

(tie) Carson Short, Marion, IL, 36

13. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 30

14. Noah Gass, Mounds, OK, 26

15. Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO, 14

16. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, MO, 10

17. Ben Brown, Marshall, MO, 8

18. Garret Williamson, Columbia, MO, 6

19. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 4

20. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 2

Platinum WoO Member Wins

3, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA

Tentative 2021 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Sat, March 27 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, April 2 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sat, April 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, April 9 – Lee County Speedway (IA)

Sat, April 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA

Sun, April 11 – LaSalle Speedway (IL) IRA/MOWA

Fri, April 16 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, April 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Fri, April 23 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, April 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Thur, April 29 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO

Fri, April 30 – I-70 Speedway (MO) WoO

Sat, May 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, May 1 – I-70 Speedway (MO) WoO

Sat, May 8 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 9 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Fri, May 14 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA

Fri, May 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, May 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 16 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, May 22 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, May 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, May 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 30 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Mon, May 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Thur, June 3 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) All Stars/IRA

Fri, June 4 – Lee County Speedway (IA) MOWA

Fri, June 4 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Fri, June 4 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, June 5 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, June 5 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO

Sat, June 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) All Stars/IRA

Sun, June 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, June 6 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Sun, June 6 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO

Fri, June 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO

Sun, June 13 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Thur, June 17 – 34 Raceway (IA) WoO

Fri, June 18 – Dubuque Speedway (IA) WoO

Sat, June 19 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, June 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO

Sun, June 20 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Mon, June 21 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Tue, June 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Thur, June 24 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO

Fri, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO

Sat, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO Jackson Nationals

Sun, June 27 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Thur, July 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Fri, July 2 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 11 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, July 16 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 18 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, July 23 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) All Stars

Fri, July 23 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, July 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 24 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) All Stars

Sun, July 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, July 25 – Humboldt Speedway (KS) All Stars

Tue, July 27 – I-70 Speedway (MO) All Stars

Thur, July 29 – Missouri State Fair Speedway All Stars

Fri, July 30 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, July 30 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 31 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) All Stars

Sun, Aug 1 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, Aug 1 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Aug 6 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sun, Aug 8 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 9 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Thur, Aug 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Fri, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Sat, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Fri, Aug 20 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) IRA

Sat, Aug 21 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO

Sun, Aug 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Sun, Aug 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Aug 27 – I-80 Speedway (NE) WoO

Fri, Aug 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, Aug 29 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Sun, Aug 29 – Route 66 Raceway (IL) IRA/MOWA

Fri, Sept 3 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Fri, Sept 3 – Dodge Co. Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 4 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 10 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Sept 10 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 11 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA Tom Knowles Memorial

Sat, Sept 11 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA Jerry Richert Memorial

Fri, Sept 17 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, Sept 18 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 24 – Dodge Co. Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, Sept 25 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 26 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, Oct 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Oct 22 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

2020 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 766

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 667 (9)
3. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 587 (3)
5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)

6. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 440
7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419
8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 413

9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 402

10. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 385 (1)

2019 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2)

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2)
5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1)
7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1)
8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3)
9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5)

10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7)
3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565

5. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1)

6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)

(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398

8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2)
9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

2017 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)

2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)

3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6)

4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)

5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2)

6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)

7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2)

8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3)

9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)

10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

 

 

 

4/2/21

I-55 Raceway

WoO

27 cars

James McFadden (1st car out to time) set quick time on the 1/4-mile oval at 10.433 seconds. Rico Abreu (8th car out) was second quick, followed by Jacob Allen (10th), Scotty Thiel (6th), Kraig Kinser (5th), Donny Schatz (14th), Wayne Johnson (9th), Brock Zearfoss (17th), Brad Sweet (26th) and Carson Macedo (16th). Ayrton Gennetten chased engine problems all night and didn’t get a time in.

Heat one (started): 1. McFadden 9 (1) 2. Thiel 73 (2) 3. Macedo 41 (4) 4. Johnson 2c (3) 5. Sheldon Haudenschild 17 (5) 6. Logan Schuchart 1s (7) / 7. David Gravel 2 (8) 8. Clinton Boyles 98 (9) 9. Jason Sides 7s (6)

Ten lap heats took the top six to the feature and top two to the Dash. McFadden led the distance. The best battle was for fourth. Haudenschild took the spot from Johnson on the last lap, but it was negated when Sides slowed while running in a transfer spot and the checkers flew for the lead pair only. Schuchart snatched the final transfer after Sides misfortune.

Heat two (started): 1. Kinser 11K (2) 2. Rico Abreu 24 (1) 3. Zearfoss 3z (3) 4. Brian Brown 21 (6) 5. Gio Scelzi 18 (4) 6. Parker Price-Miller 19 (7) / 7. Noah Gass 20G (8) 8. Zach Hampton 35 (5) 9. Brayton Lynch 29 (9)

Kinser led flag to flag. Brown passed Scelzi for fourth on lap two.

Heat three (started): 1. Schatz 15 (2) 2. Allen 1a (1) 3. Sweet 49 (3) 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (5) 5. Aaron Reutzel 83 (7) 6. Carson Short 21s (8) / 7. Tucker Klaasmeyer 27 (4) 8. Mason Daniel 33m (6) DNS - Ayrton Gennetten 3

Contact with Reutzel’s right rear sent Daniel into a series of flips. He was unhurt and made repairs for the B. Schatz led up front while the battle was in the back. Short pressured Reutzel for the final transfer, but couldn’t find a way around. On lap nine, Reutzel snuck by Klaasmeyer, and Short saw his opportunity. He came downhill in turn four and nipped Klaasmeyer at the line by .041 of a second.

Dash (started): 1. McFadden (2) 2. Schatz (3) 3. Kinser (4) 4. Allen (5) 5. Thiel (1) 6. Abreu (6)

McFadden dusted them all in the 8-lapped that set the first three rows of the feature.

B main (started): 1. Gravel (3) 2. Hampton (2) 3. Klaasmeyer (1) 4. Gass (4) 5. Boyles (5) 6. Sides (6) / 7. Daniel (8) 8. Lynch (7) DNS - Gennetten

Klaasmeyer led Hampton and Gravel early. Hampton used the cushion to shoot around Klaasmeyer to the point on lap five. Two laps later, Gravel repeated the move for second. Gravel then utilized a slide job to take the lead with three to go.

A main (started): 1. Sweet (9) 2. Kinser (3) 3. Schuchart (16) 4. Haudenschild (13) 5. Macedo (7) 6. Abreu (6) 7. Reutzel (15) 8. Gravel(19) 9. Brown (11) 10. Hafertepe (12) 11. McFadden (1) 12. Zearfoss (8) 13. Scelzi (14) 14. Price-Miller (17) 15. Allen (4) 16. Sides (22) 17. Hampton (20) 18. Thiel (5) 19. Short (18) 20. Schatz (2) 21. Gass (23) 22. Johnson (10) 23. Boyles (21) DNS - Klaasmeyer

Klaasmeyer lost a brake caliper and did not start. Schatz led McFadden and Kinser early on the 40 lapper. Abreu passed Allen for fourth on lap three and the leaders entered lapped traffic on lap six. At that point, Johnson stopped with ignition problems. Schatz chose the inside lane on the double file restart ahead of McFadden, Kinser, Abreu and Allen. Haudenschild was up to eighth. Sweet moved into the top five and a great battle ensued with Kinser and Allen. Sweet took third from Kinser on lap seven. The leaders were back in lapped traffic on lap eleven. Kinser surged by both Sweet and McFadden to take second on lap 13. Johnson slowed to a stop again on lap 16. The jumble up front saw Schatz leading Sweet, Kinser, McFadden and Allen back to green. Kinser surged to second and Haudenschild to fourth. On lap 18, Schatz saw his shot at his 300th WoO win go away with ignition issues, handing the lead to Kinser. Gass was contacted and sent into the turn one wall on the restart. He was ok. Sweet shot into the lead on the restart. McFadden and Haudenschild battled for third for several laps before McFadden suffered a left front flat with 13 to go. Sweet led Kinser, Haudenschild, Allen and Abreu back to green. Allen would spin on the restart, relinquishing fourth. Sweet wouldn’t be challenged down the stretch, but Kinser and Haudenschild put on a great battle for second. Kinser grabbed the spot for good with seven to go, and Schuchart would come home third late as the hard-charger. The win was Sweet’s third in a row.

 

 

Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com Hits Pevely This Weekend!

(Bill W) March 31, 2021, Monroe, IA – The Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com season took off last weekend. Though the World of Outlaws visit to US36 Raceway near Osborn, Missouri was a wash, the green flag flew at Lake Ozark Speedway near Eldon, Missouri for the Jason Johnson Classic on Saturday.

Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, California picked up the win at Lake Ozark. Brent Marks, Cory Eliason, Gio Scelzi, Ian Madsen and Tucker Klaasmeyer topped out the preliminary point list. The WoO “Show Me State” tour continues this weekend at I-55 Raceway in Pevely Friday and Saturday.

Sponsors are being sought to grow the point fund for the series fifth season! Whether you are a fan like all of us, or a business that would like advertising through the series and OpenWheel101.com, join us!

Thousands of fans visit OpenWheel101.com each week to get the latest results, stories, video highlights, interviews and more. You can also search there for old results and stories. It’s a great place to advertise, and know that your contributions go straight to the drivers! E-mail Bill Wright at sprntcar@hotmail.com to set up your deal! Any amount is welcome!

Up Next…

Fri, April 2 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, April 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

2021 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 50

2. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 40

3. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 35

4. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 30

5. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 25

6. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 20

7. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 18

8. Brian Brown, Grass Valley, CA, 16

9. Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO, 14

10. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 12

11. Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO, 10

12. Ben Brown, Marshall, MO, 8

13. Garret Williamson, Columbia, MO, 6

14. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 4

15. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 2

Platinum WoO Member Wins

1, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA

Tentative 2021 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Sat, March 27 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, April 2 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, April 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Fri, April 9 – Lee County Speedway (IA)

Sat, April 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA

Sun, April 11 – LaSalle Speedway (IL) IRA/MOWA

Fri, April 16 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, April 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Fri, April 23 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, April 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Thur, April 29 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO

Fri, April 30 – I-70 Speedway (MO) WoO

Sat, May 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, May 1 – I-70 Speedway (MO) WoO

Sat, May 8 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 9 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Fri, May 14 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA

Fri, May 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, May 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 16 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, May 22 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, May 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, May 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 30 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Mon, May 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Thur, June 3 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) All Stars/IRA

Fri, June 4 – Lee County Speedway (IA) MOWA

Fri, June 4 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Fri, June 4 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, June 5 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, June 5 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO

Sat, June 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) All Stars/IRA

Sun, June 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, June 6 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Sun, June 6 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO

Fri, June 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO

Sun, June 13 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Thur, June 17 – 34 Raceway (IA) WoO

Fri, June 18 – Dubuque Speedway (IA) WoO

Sat, June 19 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, June 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO

Sun, June 20 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Mon, June 21 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Tue, June 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Thur, June 24 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO

Fri, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO

Sat, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO Jackson Nationals

Sun, June 27 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Thur, July 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Fri, July 2 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 11 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, July 16 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 18 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, July 23 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) All Stars

Fri, July 23 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, July 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 24 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) All Stars

Sun, July 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, July 25 – Humboldt Speedway (KS) All Stars

Tue, July 27 – I-70 Speedway (MO) All Stars

Thur, July 29 – Missouri State Fair Speedway All Stars

Fri, July 30 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, July 30 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 31 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) All Stars

Sun, Aug 1 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, Aug 1 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Aug 6 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sun, Aug 8 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 9 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Thur, Aug 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Fri, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Sat, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Fri, Aug 20 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) IRA

Sat, Aug 21 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO

Sun, Aug 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Sun, Aug 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Aug 27 – I-80 Speedway (NE) WoO

Fri, Aug 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, Aug 29 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Sun, Aug 29 – Route 66 Raceway (IL) IRA/MOWA

Fri, Sept 3 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Fri, Sept 3 – Dodge Co. Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 4 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 10 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Sept 10 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 11 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA Tom Knowles Memorial

Sat, Sept 11 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA Jerry Richert Memorial

Fri, Sept 17 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, Sept 18 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 24 – Dodge Co. Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, Sept 25 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 26 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, Oct 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Oct 22 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

2020 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 766

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 667 (9)
3. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 587 (3)
5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)

6. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 440
7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419
8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 413

9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 402

10. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 385 (1)

2019 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2)

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2)
5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1)
7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1)
8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3)
9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5)

10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7)
3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565

5. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1)

6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)

(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398

8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2)
9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

2017 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)

2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)

3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6)

4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)

5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2)

6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)

7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2)

8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3)

9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)

10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

 

 

3/27/21

Lake Ozark Speedway

Eldon, MO

Jason Johnson Classic

World of Outlaws

POWRi Racesavers

31 WoO

14 Racesavers

WoO

Brad Sweet (13th car out to time) set quick time on the 3/10-mile oval at 11.497 seconds. Sheldon Haudenschild (19th car out) was second quick, followed by Jacob Allen (3rd), James McFadden (31st), Logan Schuchart (7th), Kraig Kinser (6th), Wayne Johnson (2nd), Cory Eliason (12th), Donny Schatz (25th) and Carson Macedo (28th). Clinton Boyles didn’t get a time in after making heavy contact with the turn two wall in hot laps. He’d return for his heat. A heavy amount of rain on Thursday caused soggy grounds. The track developed ruts that were reworked after qualifying, only to return. It was a pure “cowboy up” night.

Heat one (started): 1. McFadden 9 (2) 2. Sweet 49 (1) 3. Macedo 41 (4) 4. Johnson 2c (3) 5. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (5) 6. Scotty Thiel 73 (8) / 7. Brent Marks 5 (9) 8. Brock Zearfoss 3z (6) 9. Jason Sides 7s (7) 10. Clinton Boyles 98 (11) 11. Chris Martin 44 (10)

10-lap heats took the top two to the Dash and the top six to the feature. McFadden got the jump on his Kasey Kahne Racing teammate and let the distance. Thiel worked by Zearfoss for the sixth and final transfer on lap two. Macedo trailed McFadden early, but Sweet passed him on the last lap for the second Dash spot.

Heat two (started): 1. Haudenschild 17 (1) 2. Schuchart 1s (2) 3. Aaron Reutzel 83 (4) 4. Eliason 26 (3) 5. Gio Scelzi 18 (5) 6. Brian Brown 21 (10) / 7. Ayrton Gennetten 3 (6) 8. Kyle Bellm 14E (8) 9. Riley Goodno 22 (9) 10. Mason Daniel 33m (6)

The rough, heavy track was up Sheldon’s alley in this one, and he pulled away, leading wire to wire. Brown was late enough to staging to have to start at the tail instead of fifth. He claimed the sixth and final transfer during the first lap.

Heat three (started): 1. Kinser 11K (2) 2. Allen 1a (1) 3. David Gravel 2 (4) 4. Schatz 15 (3) 5. Ian Madsen 11 (5) 6. Tucker Klaasmeyer 27 (7) / 7. Parker Price-Miller 19 (6) 8. Garret Williamson 24 (10) 9. Noah Gass 20G (8) 10. Ben Brown 7B (9)

Kinser led green to checker. Klaasmeyer rode fifth most of the way before Madsen shot around on the last lap.

Dash (started): 1. Haudenschild (2) 2. Sweet (1) 3. Schuchart (4) 4. Allen (3) 5. McFadden (5) 6. Kinser (6)

The 8-lap Dash set up starting spots in the first three rows of the feature. Haudenschild found a new line close to the wall to lead the distance.

B main (started): 1. Zearfoss (1) 2. Marks (3) 3. Boyles (10) 4. Gennetten (4) 5. Sides (7) 6. Bellm (5) / 7. Daniel (11) 8. Ben Brown (12) 9. Williamson (6) 10. Martin (13) 11. Goodno (8) 12. Price-Miller (2) 13. Gass (9)

The 12-lap B main took the top six to the back of the feature. Zearfoss led Price-Miller and Marks early. At the halfway point, Boyles had worked his way up from tenth to take the sixth and final transfer from Bellm. Two laps later, Gass topped and Williamson, who was running fourth, headed off with a flat right rear. A red flag after the restart for Price-Miller, who was struck with something in the cockpit, allowed Williamson to rejoin at the tail. Price-Miller attempted to restart, but exited. That left Zearfoss leading Marks, Gennetten, Boyles, Bellm and Sides. Boyles continued his charge by getting by Gennetten for third with two to go. Sides grabbed fifth from Bellm on the last lap.

A main (started): 1. Sweet (2) 2. Haudenschild (1) 3. McFadden (5) 4. Schuchart (3) 5. Macedo (7) 6. Reutzel (8) 7. Gravel (9) 8. Marks (20) 9. Kinser (6) 10. Eliason (11) 11. Schatz (12) 12. Scelzi (14) 13. Madsen (15) 14. Zearfoss (19) 15. Klaasmeyer (18) 16. Hafertepe (13) 17. Gennetten (22) 18. Johnson (10) 19. Sides (21) 20. Brian Brown (17) 21. Bellm (23) 22. Thiel (16) 23. Allen (4) DNS – Boyles

Boyles dropped to the infield before the green. The race was scheduled for 41 laps, but was dropped to 30 because of the rough track conditions. The natives were restless at the announcement. Sweet led Haudenschild and Schuchart early. Allen snagged third from his teammate Schuchart on lap three, but Logan came back into the spot a lap later. The leaders hit lapped traffic on the sixth circuit, and Allen hit a rut sideways in turn one and flipped (this was when the 30-lap announcement was made). There would be no more stoppages. Sweet led Haudenschild, Schuchart, Macedo and McFadden back to green. McFadden quickly took fourth. Two laps later, Kinser moved into the top five by getting by Macedo. Sweet was back in traffic by lap twelve. Haudenschild pulled closer in lapped traffic, as the lead pair distanced themselves from Schuchart. McFadden would run him down to complete the podium. As backmarkers pulled to the infield, Sweet’s path was a bit easier. He made some great moves in traffic to distance himself from Sheldon and went on to the win. Marks was the hard-charger.

POWRi Racesavers

Heat one (started): 1. Jack Potter 15 (6) 2. Austin Crane 02 (1) 3. Justin Welch 23J (4) 4. Josh Poe 4 (5) 5. Kaitlyn Boland 15K (3) 6. Matt Fair 00 (2) DNS – Edmund Bishop 66

8-lap heats used passing points to set up the feature lineup. Crane led J. Potter and Fair early. Welch took third from Fair on lap two. J. Potter used the rough and tumble cushion to get by Crane for the lead on the white flag lap.

Heat two (started): 1. J Kinder 88 (4) 2. Nick Rasa 26B (1) 3. Monty Ferriera 45 (6) 4. Jake Greenwood 43 (2) 5. Dean Hathman 56H (3) 6. Kenny Potter 55 (5) DNS – Alan Cunningham 51

Rasa led early over Kinder and Greenwood. At the halfway point, Kinder used the high side to the point. At the same time, Ferriera shot around Greenwood for third.

A main (started): 1. Ferriera (3) 2. Kinder (2) 3. Welch (6) 4. Crane (4) 5. K. Potter (11) 6. Hathman (10) 7. Poe (7) 8. Boland (9) 9. Greenwood (8) 10. Rasa (5) 11. Fair (12) 12. J. Potter (1) DNS – Cunningham, Bishop

The 20-lap feature saw Crane and Ferriera shoot by front row starters J. Potter and Kinder to the lead. Kinder would take third from J. Potter on lap three, and Ferriera, the California veteran now living in Lincoln, Nebraska took the lead. At that point, J. Potter got into the turn one fence, bringing out the red. He was uninjured. Ferriera took off. On lap eight, Kinder got by Crane for second, but couldn’t run down Ferriera.

 

 

Supporters Sought for 2021 Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by OpenWheel101.com Point Fund; Over 100 410 Sprint Car Events On Schedule!

(Bill W) March 11, 2021, Monroe, IA – The fifth year of the Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by OpenWheel101.com sprint car series is getting near! Over 100 410 sprint car events in the Midwest are part of the schedule in 2021. With the return of competition at Huset’s Speedway in South Dakota, and several series upping their race events in the Midwest, things are definitely going to be busy this season.

The series accumulates points across all events and pays a point fund to drivers at the season’s conclusion. 100% of all donations to the series go towards the point fund. In addition, if they choose, donors receive a FREE ad on www.OpenWheel101.com based on their donation. To learn more, visit the site.

“Open Wheel 101 has three missions in mind,” says website proprietor, Bill Wright. “The support of our open wheel drivers remains the top priority. Any donations go straight to the drivers heading up and down the road, and we provide a place to advertise free of charge if those donors so choose. We don’t make a dime on the website. We also provide stories, results and video highlights for the World of Outlaws, USAC, All Stars, ASCS, World Series Sprintcars and other major open wheel events. Third, the site is a good source for research of past events with our Search function. Open Wheel 101 is a great place to store that history. Thousands of visitors visit the site every week.”

“We encourage anyone who wants to help our local 410 racers to chip in towards the point fund. Whether you are a company or entity who supports sprint car racing, or you are just a fan who wants to chip in a few dollars, every bit is appreciated. The series has been a big success, and the drivers who get that welcome cash at the end of the year really appreciate our efforts! The reopening of Huset’s Speedway on Sundays, Jacksonville Speedway adding thirteen 410 programs to their schedule, sandwiching Knoxville Raceway’s regular Saturday night program should be right up a sprint car fans’ alley!”

100% of contributions go towards the drivers and if you wish, you get FREE advertising at www.OpenWheel101.com! Contact Bill Wright at sprntcar@hotmail.com if you’d like to contribute!

All non-Platinum WoO members are eligible for the point fund set up at OpenWheel101.com! Four-time and defending champion, Kerry Madsen, edged Bill Balog for the 2020 championship for the second year in a row. Despite a season shortened about two months in the Midwest, over 150 drivers earned points in 2020, and there were 14 different winners in the 55 features contested.

The 2021 season has 109 races on the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com schedule. Point eligible races start with the World of Outlaws visit March 26 and 27 to US36 Raceway near Osborn, Missouri, and Lake Ozark Speedway near Eldon, Missouri. Over 30 tracks are scheduled for events represented by sanctions from the World of Outlaws, All Stars, IRA, MOWA, and NOSA, as well as open events (see schedule below).

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Tentative 2021 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Fri, March 26 – US36 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, March 27 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO

Fri, April 2 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, April 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Fri, April 9 – Lee County Speedway (IA)

Sat, April 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA

Sun, April 11 – LaSalle Speedway (IL) IRA/MOWA

Fri, April 16 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, April 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Fri, April 23 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, April 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Thur, April 29 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO

Fri, April 30 – I-70 Speedway (MO) WoO

Sat, May 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, May 1 – I-70 Speedway (MO) WoO

Sat, May 8 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 9 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Fri, May 14 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA

Fri, May 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, May 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 16 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, May 22 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, May 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, May 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 30 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Mon, May 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Thur, June 3 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) All Stars/IRA

Fri, June 4 – Lee County Speedway (IA) MOWA

Fri, June 4 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Fri, June 4 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, June 5 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, June 5 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO

Sat, June 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) All Stars/IRA

Sun, June 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, June 6 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Sun, June 6 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO

Fri, June 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO

Sun, June 13 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Thur, June 17 – 34 Raceway (IA) WoO

Fri, June 18 – Dubuque Speedway (IA) WoO

Sat, June 19 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, June 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO

Sun, June 20 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Mon, June 21 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Tue, June 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Thur, June 24 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO

Fri, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO

Sat, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) WoO Jackson Nationals

Sun, June 27 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Thur, July 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Fri, July 2 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 11 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, July 16 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 17 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 18 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, July 23 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) All Stars

Fri, July 23 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, July 24 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 24 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) All Stars

Sun, July 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, July 25 – Humboldt Speedway (KS) All Stars

Tue, July 27 – I-70 Speedway (MO) All Stars

Thur, July 29 – Missouri State Fair Speedway All Stars

Fri, July 30 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, July 30 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 31 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) All Stars

Sun, Aug 1 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, Aug 1 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Aug 6 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sun, Aug 8 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 9 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Thur, Aug 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Fri, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Sat, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Nationals

Fri, Aug 20 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) IRA

Sat, Aug 21 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO

Sun, Aug 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Sun, Aug 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Aug 27 – I-80 Speedway (NE) WoO

Fri, Aug 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA

Sat, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, Aug 29 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Sun, Aug 29 – Route 66 Raceway (IL) IRA/MOWA

Fri, Sept 3 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Fri, Sept 3 – Dodge Co. Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 4 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 10 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Sept 10 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 11 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA Tom Knowles Memorial

Sat, Sept 11 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA Jerry Richert Memorial

Fri, Sept 17 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)

Sat, Sept 18 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 24 – Dodge Co. Fairgrounds (WI) IRA

Sat, Sept 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, Sept 25 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA

Sun, Sept 26 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, Oct 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Oct 22 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

Then TBD…

2020 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 766

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 667 (9)
3. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 587 (3)
5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)

6. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 440
7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419
8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 413

9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 402

10. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 385 (1)

2019 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2)

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2)
5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1)
7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1)
8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3)
9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5)

10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7)
3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565

5. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1)

6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)

(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398

8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2)
9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

2017 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)

2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)

3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6)

4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)

5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2)

6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)

7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2)

8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3)

9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)

10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

 

 

 

2/4/21

Volusia Speedway Park

Barberville, FL

All Stars

32 cars

David Gravel (22nd car out to time) set quick time on the fast 4/10-mile oval at 13.229 seconds. Brad Sweet (6th car out) was second quick, followed by Brian Brown (21st), Carson Macedo (32nd), Sam Hafertepe Jr. (25th), Jacob Allen (17th), Aaron Reutzel (28th), Brock Zearfoss (1st), Logan Schuchart (4th) and Donny Schatz (31st). Craig Pellegrini failed to get a lap in. Danny Dietrich had a motor issue and change. Sheldon Haudenschild missed the scales. Sweet, Brent Marks, Gravel and Macedo set quick time in their respective heat groups.

Heat one (started): 1. Schuchart 1s (2) 2. Joey Saldana 12N (1) 3. Sweet 49 (4) 4. Kerry Madsen 101 (8) 5. Zearfoss 3z (3) / 6. Parker Price-Miller 19 (5) 7. Cory Eliason 26 (7) 8. Mason Daniel 33m (6)

8-lap heats saw the heat winners and the fastest qualifier finishing in the top five making the Dash. The top five finishers moved on to the A. Saldana led lap one in this one before Schuchart took over. Zearfoss held off a persistent Price-Miller for the final transfer.

Heat two (started): 1. Danny Dietrich 48 (1) 2. Ian Madsen 11 (2) 3. Brent Marks 5 (4) 4. Anthony Macri 39m (6) 5. Wayne Johnson 2c (7) / 6. Cale Conley 3c (3) 7. Justin Peck 13 (5) DNS – Craig Pellegrini 27c

Macri was penalized to the tail for jumping the first start. Dietrich led wire to wire after changing a motor. Macri jumped back into a transfer before a lap was complete. He then took fourth from Conley on lap two. Johnson was riding well in the low groove and gained on Conley for the final transfer before taking the spot with two to go.

Heat three (started): 1. Kasey Kahne 9 (1) 2. Allen 1a (2) 3. Gravel 2 (4) 4. Brown 21 (3) 5. Tim Shaffer 72 (5) / 6. Hunter Schuerenberg 55 (6) 7. Zach Hampton 15B (8) 8. Joe Conway 11c (7)

The first five were set from the first lap. Conway slowed to bring a caution two laps in. Brown passed Gravel for third in a good battle on lap four, but Gravel battled back the net lap.

Heat four (started): 1. Schatz 15 (1) 2. Reutzel 83 (2) 3. Macedo 41 (4) 4. Sheldon Haudenschild 17 (8) 5. Tyler Courtney 7BC (6) / 6. Gio Scelzi 18 (5) 7. Hafertepe 15H (3) 8. Steve Buckwalter 17B (7)

This was by far the stoutest heat from the pole to the tail. Schatz took off and won going away from the solid field. Haudenschild jumped from eighth to fourth right away. Courtney used the low side to track down Scelzi for the final transfer with two to go.

Dash one (started): 1. Sweet (1) 2. Dietrich (3) 3. Schatz (2) 4. Brown (5) 5. Marks (4)

4-lap heats set the inside (dash one) and outside (dash two) starting spots in the first five rows of the feature. Dietrich used a good start to slide by Schatz for second.

Dash two (started): 1. Macedo (2) 2. Schuchart (1) 3. Gravel (3) 4. Allen (5) 5. Kahne (4)

Macedo led the distance. Allen made the only pass, getting by Kahne on lap two.

B main (started): 1. Price-Miller (2) 2. Hafertepe (1) 3. Eliason (6) 4. Scelzi (3) / 5. Daniel (9) 6. Peck (7) 7. Conley (4) 8. Buckwalter (10) 9. Hampton (8) 10. Conway (11) 11. Schuerenberg (5) DNS – Pellegrini

The 12-lap feature took the top four to the back of the A. Schuerenberg tagged the turn two wall and dropped out at the outset. Price-Miller led Hafertepe the distance. Eliason moved up from row three to fourth by lap two before a Hampton spin slowed things. Price-Miller led Hafertepe, Scelzi, Eliason and Conley back to green. Eliason would gain a spot on the restart and finish there.

A main (started): 1. Macedo (2) 2. Schuchart (4) 3. Sweet (1) 4. Gravel (6) 5. Dietrich (3) 6. Allen (8) 7. Schatz (5) 8. Saldana (12) 9. Kahne (10) 10. Haudenschild (16) 11. Zearfoss (17) 12. Marks (9) 13. K. Madsen (14) 14. Shaffer (18) 15. Scelzi (24) 16. Reutzel (11) 17. Courtney (19) 18. Brown (7) 19. I. Madsen (13) 20. Eliason (23) 21. Price-Miller (21) 22. Macri (15) 23. Hafertepe (22) 24. Johnson (20)

The 25-lapper saw a track that yielded a top groove and not much else. Macedo, Schuchart, Sweet and Gravel settled into the top four on the first lap and that’s how things ended. There were some exciting times in traffic in the non-stop event from lap seven on, but Macedo negotiated things every single time in his first win for Jason Johnson Racing. Scelzi was the hard-charger.

 

 

2/3/21

Volusia Speedway Park

Barberville, FL

All Stars

34 cars

Brad Sweet (10th car out to time) set quick time on the 4/10-mile oval at 13.032 seconds. Brent Marks (13th car out) was second quick, followed by Donny Schatz (7th), David Gravel (16th), Jason Sides (5th), Brian Brown (34th), Sheldon Haudenschild (9th), Parker Price-Miller (12th), Danny Dietrich (14th) and Carson Macedo (29th). Justin Peck lost an engine in hot laps and scratched. Craig Pellegrini also scratched after hot laps. Schatz, Sweet, Aaron Reutzel and Brown were the fastest cars in their respective heat groups.

Heat one (started): 1. Haudenschild 17 (2) 2. Ian Madsen 11 (1) 3. Schatz 15 (4) 4. Sides 7s (3) 5. Jacob Allen 1a (7) / 6. Brock Zearfoss 3z (5) 7. Joey Saldana 12N (6) DNS – Craig Pellegrini 27c, Justin Peck 13

8-lap heats took the winner and fastest qualifier finishing in the top five to the Dash. I. Madsen led early over Haudenschild and Sides. Haudenschild slid Madsen in one and two on lap two to take the lead, while Schatz worked by Sides for third. Allen grabbed the final transfer from Zearfoss at the halfway point.

Heat two (started): 1. Gravel 2 (2) 2. Sweet 49 (4) 3. Price-Miller 19 (1) 4. Marks 5 (3) 5. Danny Dietrich 48 (5) / 6. Cory Eliason 26 (7) 7. Mason Daniel 33m (6) 8. Carson Short 21s (8) 9. Joe Conway 11c (9)

Gravel led the distance. Sweet shot by Price-Miller on lap two to nail down second. Conway exited early.

Heat three (started): 1. Gio Scelzi 18 (1) 2. Tyler Courtney 7BC (2) 3. Kasey Kahne 9 (3) 4. Reutzel 83 (4) 5. Anthony Macri 39m (5) / 6. Hunter Schuerenberg 55 (7) 7. Wayne Johnson 2c (6) 8. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (8)

This one was mostly single-file. A good battle for fourth developed between Reutzel and Macri.

Heat four (started): 1. Kraig Kinser 11K (1) 2. Logan Schuchart 1s (2) 3. Brown 21 (4) 4. Macedo 41 (3) 5. Kerry Madsen 101 (6) / 6. Cale Conley 3c (5) 7. Zach Hampton 15B (7) DNS – Steve Buckwalter 17B

Another mostly single-file affair at high-speed.

Dash one (started): 1. Haudenschild (1) 2. Sides (2) 3. Sweet (5) 4. Scelzi (3) 5. Kinser (4)

4-lap dashes set the inside (dash one) and outside (dash two) of the first five rows of the feature. Haudenschild led wire to wire. Sweet worked by Scelzi on lap two for third.

Dash two (started): 1. Brown (2) 2. Schatz (4) 3. Marks (1) 4. Reutzel (5) 5. Gravel (1)

B main (started): 1. Eliason (2) 2. Daniel (1) 3. Saldana (6) 4. Zearfoss (3) / 5. Conley (4) 6. Hafertepe (10) 7. Schuerenberg (5) 8. Short (9) 9. Hampton (8) 10. Johnson (7) 11. Conway (11) DNS – Buckwalter, Pellegrini, Peck

The 12-lap B took the top four to the A. Eliason led Daniel the distance. Saldana shot by Conley for third on lap two. By lap four, Zearfoss moved into fifth. He slowly reeled in Conley before getting by him in turn four on the last lap. The two contacted and bounced across the line at the finish.

A main (started): 1. Schuchart (11) 2. Schatz (4) 3. Sweet (5) 4. Gravel (10) 5. Marks (6) 6. Courtney (12) 7. Macedo (16) 8. Haudenschild (1) 9. Dietrich (17) 10. Eliason (21) 11. K. Madsen (20) 12. Reutzel (8) 13. Kahne (15) 14. Brown (2) 15. Allen (18) 16. Macri (19) 17. Price-Miller (14) 18. Daniel (22) 19. I. Madsen (11) 20. Zearfoss (24) 21. Scelzi (7) 22. Kinser (9) 23. Saldana (23) 24. Sides (3)

The 25-lapper saw Sides get tagged from behind into a spin to start things. He restarted at the tail. Brown led Sweet and Haudenschild early. Schatz worked by Haudenschild for third on lap two. Brown and Sweet rode the rim ahead of the pack, with Sweet getting by to take the point on lap seven. Schatz followed him into second on lap eight. The leaders hit lapped traffic on lap nine. Haudenschild slid by Brown into third on lap 12. Schatz was making the bottom of one and two work, and picked off Sweet, who was working traffic on lap 13 before Kinser came to a stop, bringing caution. The restart saw Schatz leading Sweet, Haudenschild, Brown and Gravel. Gravel tried to take two cars in three and four. Brown got over the cushion in four, got sideways and collected Scelzi, who retired. On the restart, Schuchart moved into the top five, while Gravel briefly took second from Sweet. Schuchart moved into third, battling with Sweet for second. Gravel relegated Haudenschild to fifth as they went back and forth again. Lap 19 saw the final caution for I. Madsen, who got into the turn two wall. Schatz led Sweet, Schuchart, Gravel and Haudenschild back to green. With four to go, Schuchart shot by Sweet for second. His momentum was unstoppable, and he coasted by Schatz with two to go to go on to win from row six.

 

 

2/2/21

East Bay Raceway

Gibsonton, FL

2nd Annual Jean Lynch Classic

All Stars

36 cars

Ian Madsen (24th car out to time) set quick time at 12.680 seconds on the 1/3-mile oval. Tony Stewart (17th car out) was second quick, followed by Terry McCarl (19th), Tim Shaffer (23rd), Cory Eliason (28th), Justin Peck (18th), Anthony Macri (27th), Kyle Reinhardt (8th), Donny Schatz (29th) and Brent Marks (26th). Reinhardt, Stewart, I. Madsen and Eliason were quickest in their respective groups. Sean Rayhall and Danny Smith both had motor troubles. Brad Howard had a fire in hot laps but stamped out his own flames on his leg and returned to qualify.

Heat one (started): 1. Steve Buckwalter 17B (1) 2. RJ Jacobs 18J (2) 3. Tyler Ross 75 (5) 4. Reinhardt 91 (4) 5. Hunter Schuerenberg 55 (6) / 6. Chris Myers 25 (3) 7. Brandon Conkel 08 (7) 8. Billy Boyd Jr. 4B (9) 9. Zach Hampton 15B (8)

8-lap heats took the winner and the quickest driver in the group finishing in the top five to the dashes. Most of the heats were single-file on a heavy track.

Heat two (started): 1. Tyler Courtney 7BC (2) 2. Gio Scelzi 18 (1) 3. Peck 13 (3) 4. Stewart 14 (4) 5. Chris Windom 19 (5) / 6. Carson Short 21 (6) 7. Paulie Colagiovanni 10 (8) 8. Craig Pellegrini 27c (9) 9. Frank Neill 88N (7)

Courtney led the distance. Neill had something break and went into the backstretch wall and turned over. He was unhurt, but done for the night.

Heat three (started): 1. Shaffer 72 (2) 2. Macri 39m (1) 3. I. Madsen 11 (4) 4. Brent Marks 5 (5) 5. Kerry Madsen 101 (7) / 6. Cale Conley 3c (6) 7. T. McCarl 24 (3) 8. Mark Imler 40I (8) DNS – Sean Rayhall 14R

T. McCarl gets sideways on lap two, saves it and comes to a stop. He restarted at the tail, but it was tough to make up ground. Shaffer led the whole way.

Heat four (started): 1. Schatz 15 (3) 2. Jamie Myers 1 (2) 3. Cole Duncan 22 (6) 4. Eliason 26 (4) 5. Scotty Thiel 73 (5) / 6. Brad Howard 49H (7) 7. AJ Maddox 3A (8) 8. Carson McCarl 27 (1) DNS – Danny Smith 4

C. McCarl spun before a lap could be completed, collecting Thiel. Somehow Eliason made it through after heavy contact. Only C. McCarl was done. Schatz led wire to wire in dominating fashion. Maddox was running well in the final transfer at the halfway point, when he went up in smoke.

Dash one (started): 1. I. Madsen (2) 2. Schatz (3) 3. Stewart (1) 4. Buckwalter (4) 5. Reinhardt (5)

4-lap dashes set the inside (dash one) and outside (dash two) starting spots in the first five rows of the feature. I. Madsen led wire to wire. Schatz passed his teammate Stewart for second on lap two.

Dash two (started): 1. Eliason (2) 2. Peck (1) 3. Macri (3) 4. Courtney (5) 5. Shaffer (4)

B main (started): 1. T. McCarl (1) 2. Conley (2) 3. C. Myers (3) 4. Short (5) / 5. Howard (4) 6. Colagiovanni (7) 7. Hampton (11) 8. Imler (8) 9. Conkel (6) 10. Boyd Jr. (10) 11. Pellegrini (9) DNS – Maddox, C. McCarl, Rayhall, Neill, Smith

The 12-lapper took the top four to the A. Pellegrini came to a stop and exited before a lap could be completed. T. McCarl led the distance ahead of Conley. C. Myers and Short swapped third a couple of times, but the four transfers were decided.

A main (started): 1. Schatz (3) 2. I. Madsen (1) 3. K. Madsen (17) 4. Courtney (8) 5. Scelzi (13) 6. Shaffer (10) 7. Peck (4) 8. Stewart (5) 9. Marks (16) 10. Schuerenberg (19) 11. Eliason (2) 12. Macri (6) 13. Buckwalter (7) 14. Short (24) 15. Thiel (18) 16. T. McCarl (21) 17. Ross (14) 18. Jacobs (12) 19. Conley (22) 20. C. Myers (23) 21. Reinhardt (9) 22. J. Myers (11) 23. Duncan (15) 24. Windom (20)

Eliason led the 30-lapper early over Schatz and I. Madsen. Peck shot by I. Madsen for third on lap five. Eliason was into lapped traffic on lap six. Peck continued his surge forward by passing Schatz for second on lap 8 before Windom spun, collecting the leader, Eliason. Eliason restarted at the tail. Thiel replaced a right rear and restarted at the tail. Peck now led on the restart, ahead of Schatz, I Madsen, Macri and Courtney. I. Madsen moved under Schatz for second, but Schatz reclaimed the spot a lap later. Courtney and Shaffer moved by Macri on lap 11 for fourth and fifth. T. McCarl brought a caution on lap 11. K. Madsen was on the move on the restart, checking into the top five after starting 17th. Schatz sized up Peck, who seemed to be fading and passed him for the lead at the halfway point. I. Madsen followed him into second a lap later. Schatz was in lapped traffic on lap seventeen. Courtney moved into the top three with a pass of Peck on lap 17 before someone hit and infield tire, bringing the last caution. K. Madsen took fourth on the restart, and then slid by Courtney for a podium spot with 11 to go. Schatz could not be headed for his second win of the week.

 

 

1/30/21

Screven Motor Speedway

Sylvania, GA

All Stars

38 cars

A meal was provided for everyone pitside to start things off. Boiled shrimp, Shepherd’s Pie, Pork, Mac and cheese, potatoes and much more. A huge thanks to the staff at Screven Motorsports Park.

Donny Schatz (18th car out to time) set quick time for the second night in a row at 12.810 seconds on the 1/3-mile. Tyler Courtney (24th car out) was second quick, followed by Gio Scelzi (16th), Kyle Reinhardt (36th), Scotty Thiel (6th), Sheldon Haudenschild (13th), Kerry Madsen (15th), Sam Hafertepe Jr. (26th), Cory Eliason (19th) and Aaron Reutzel (23rd). Skylar Gee, Ian Madsen and Sean Rayhall had issues in hot laps. Thiel, Schatz, Courtney and Reinhardt set quick time in their respective groups. Gee would scratch for the night, while I. Madsen would as well, though he got a time in.

Heat one (started): 1. Carson Short 21 (1) 2. Anthony Macri 39m (3) 3. Jacob Allen 1a (2) 4. Thiel 73 (4) 5. Cole Duncan 22 (5) / 6. Tony Stewart 14 (6) 7. Mason Daniel 33m (9) 8. Brent Marks 5 (8) 9. Danny Dietrich 48 (7) 10. Mark Imler 40 (10)

8-lap heats took the winner to the Dash and the fastest car of the heat (starting outside row two) as well, if they finished in the top five spots qualifying for the A. Short led Allen and Macri early. Macri shot by Allen for second don the second lap. Stewart tagged the wall while running fifth on lap five and Duncan shot past for the final transfer. Dietrich spun with three to go.

Heat two (started): 1. Haudenschild 17 (2) 2. K. Madsen 101 (1) 3. Scelzi 18 (3) 4. Eliason 26 (5) 5. RJ Jacobs 18J (6) / 6. Jamie Myers 1 (7) 7. Carson McCarl 27 (8) 8. Nick Tucker 70 (9) 9. Sean Rayhall 14R (10) DQ (Scales, Crossed 3rd) Schatz (4)

Haudenschild led the distance. Rayhall spun bringing a caution one laps in. Schatz pressured K. Madsen throughout, and then missed the scales on his way off, bringing a DQ. Jacobs garnered the fifth and final transfer as a result.

Heat three (started): 1. Reutzel 83 (2) 2. Justin Peck 13 (1) 3. Courtney 7BC (4) 4. Hafertepe Jr. 15H (3) 5. Brock Zearfoss 3z (5) / 6. Brad Howard 49H (6) 7. Cale Conley 3c (9) 8. Tyler Ross 75 (7) 9. Danny Smith 4 (8)

Reutzel led wire to wire. Smith tipped over two laps in, but continued. Courtney took third from Hafertepe on the restart. Ross spun after challenging for a transfer with three laps to go.

Heat four (started): 1. Hunter Schuerenberg 55 (2) 2. Kraig Kinser 11K (1) 3. Logan Schuchart 1s (4) 4. Reinhardt 91 (3) 5. Chris Myers 25 (6) / 6. Brandon Conkel 08 (5) 7. Craig Pellegrini 27c (7) DNS – Ian Madsen 11, Skylar Gee 28

Schuerenberg led flag to flag in a mostly single-file event.

Dash one (started): 1. Scelzi (1) 2. Hafertepe (3) 3. Courtney (5) 4. Reinhardt (2) 5. K. Madsen (4)

4-lap dashes set the first five rows (Dash one the inside rows, Dash two the outsides). K. Madsen had help from behind when he spun on the rfirst lap. Scelzi led from there. Courtney shot by Reinhardt for third on lap two.

Dash two (started): 1. Haudenschild (2) 2. Reutzel (1) 3. Short (3) 4. Schuerenberg (5) 5. Thiel (4)

B main (started): 1. Schatz (1) 2. Daniel (7) 3. Marks (10) 4. Conkel (5) / 5. Ross (11) 6. Conley (6) 7. McCarl (9) 8. Tucker (13) 9. C. Myers (4) 10. Rayhall (15) 11. Imler (14) 12. Stewart (3) 13. Pellegrini (8) 14. Howard (2) 15. Smith (12) DNS – I. Madsen, Dietrich, Gee

The 12-lap B took the top four to the feature. Schatz led Stewart, Daniel and Conkel early. Stewart and Schatz put on a nice battle with Tony taking the lead on lap two before a Howard spin. Schatz took the lead back after the restart, and Marks took fifth from McCarl. Howqard spun again. That restart saw Daniel take wnd from Stewart and Marks got by Conkel into the fourth and final transfer. Marks took third from Stewart on the white flag lap. Stewart slowed to a stop on the final circuit and Conkel grabbed fourth.

A main (started): 1. Reutzel (4) 2. Reinhardt (7) 3. Hafertepe Jr. (3) 4. Schatz (21) 5. Peck (12) 6. Scelzi (1) 7. K. Madsen (9) 8. Schuchart (15) 9. Macri (11) 10. Kinser (13) 11. Allen (14) 12. Eliason (16) 13. Haudenschild (2) 14. Courtney (5) 15. Schuerenberg (8) 16. Thiel (10) 17. Marks (23) 18. Zearfoss (17) 19. Jacobs (18) 20. C. Myers (20) 21. Conkel (24) 22. Short (6) 23. Daniel (22) 24. Duncan (19)

Courtney performed a 360 spin before a lap could be completed. It collected Schuerenberg, Daniel and Schatz. All restarted at the tail. Contact from Zearfoss sent Duncan into the wall on the restart. He was unhurt. Haudenschild led Scelzi and Reutzel early in the 35-lapper. Hafertepe worked by Reutzel for third on lap two, but Reutzel slid him to return the favor on the following lap. Haudenschild entered lapped traffic on lap seven. Reutzel pressured Scelzi for second before getting by on lap 18. Hafertepe followed him by for third as Scelzi took a while to regain his momentum. Daniel got into the turn one wall nineteen laps in. Haudenschild led Reutzel, Hafertepe, Scelzi and Reinhardt back to green. Schatz had climbed from the tail to tenth. Peck shot into fifth on the restart, while Schatz climbed to eighth. Peck took fourth from Scelzi on lap 22. Reutzel passed Haudenschild in traffic on lap 24. Three laps later, Sheldon spun in turn one, giving up second. Reutzel led Hafertepe, Peck, Scelzi and Reinhardt back to green. Schatz moved up to sixth on the restart, and then took Scelzi for fifth on lap 29. Meanwhile, Reinhardt was gaining steam, getting by Peck for third. Short shucked a rear end with three laps to go. The final dash saw Reutzel hold them off, while Reinhardt moved into second, and Schatz, the hard-charger, fourth. Reutzel earned $10,000 for his win.

 

 


 

1/29/21

Screven Motor Speedway

Sylvania, GA

All Stars

34 cars

Temperatures that dropped into the 30’s greeted the All Stars in their opener. Screven is a fast third-mile with good eats. I went with BBQ wings and chicken and dumplings.

Donny Schatz (33rd car out to time) set quick time on the Georgia red clay that got faster as qualifying went on with a time of 13.216 seconds. Tyler Courtney (30th car out) was second quick, followed by Sheldon Haudenschild (28th), Gio Scelzi (23rd), Aaron Reutzel (29th), Justin Peck (20th), Sam Hafertepe Jr. (25th), Cory Eliason (12th), Carson Short (16th) and Kyle Reinhardt (31st). Hunter Schuerenberg, Eliason, Scelzi and Schatz were the quickest in their respective groups.

Heat one (started): 1. Anthony Macri 39m (1) 2. Schuerenberg 55 (4) 3. Kerry Madsen 101 (6) 4. Scotty Thiel 73 (2) 5. Mason Daniel 33m (5) / 6. Kraig Kinser 11K (7) 7. Danny Dietrich 48 (9) 8. Chris Myers 25 (3) 9. Bradley Howard 49H (8)

8-lap heats were split into groups and inverted four by time. Winners of the heat and the fastest qualifier left over went to the Dash. The top five went to the A. Macri led Schuerenberg and Thiel early. By lap two K. Madsen was up into the fourth spot. Howard spun on lap six. Macri led Schuerenberg, Thiel, K. Madsen and Daniel back to green. K. Madsen shot his Ohio based ride into third at that point. Kinser challenged Daniel late, but settled for sixth.

Heat two (started): 1. Short 21 (3) 2. Ian Madsen 11 (1) 3. Sean Rayhall 14R (2) 4. Eliason 26 (4) 5. Tony Stewart 14 (6) / 6. Tyler Ross 75 (9) 7. Cole Duncan 22 (8) 8. Jamie Myers 1 (5) 9. Brandon Conkel 08 (7)

Madsen dueled with Rayhall to lead lap one, but Short took advantage of their battle and shot by to lead lap two. He went on to dominate a mostly single-file event.

Heat three (started): 1. Hafertepe 15H (2) 2. Brent Marks 5 (1) 3. Peck 13 (3) 4. Scelzi 18 (4) 5. Skylar Gee 28 (6) / 6. Carson McCarl 27 (5) 7. Danny Smith 4 (8) 8. Nick Tucker 70 (7)

Hafertepe hit the high side near the wall and dominated wire to wire. Scelzi slid by Peck for third on lap two. When Peck returned the favor on lap four, Scelzi appeared to settle into fourth and not risk losing his Dash spot.

Heat four (started): 1. Haudenschild 17 (2) 2. Schatz 15 (4) 3. Reutzel 83 (1) 4. Courtney 7BC (3) 5. Cale Conley 3c (5) / 6. Reinhardt 91 (6) 7. RJ Jacobs 18J (7) 8. Craig Pellegrini 27c (8)

Haudenschild led throughout with Schatz in hot pursuit. Conley passed Reinhardt for the final transfer on lap two.

Dash one (started): 1. Haudenschild (2) 2. Courtney (1) 3. Schuerenberg (4) 4. Reutzel (3) 5. Eliason (5)

Four lap Dashes set up the inside (Dash one) and outside (Dash two) of the first five rows in the feature.

Dash two (started): 1. Hafertepe (1) 2. Schatz (4) 3. Short (2) 4. Scelzi (3) 5. Macri (5)nscjj

B main (started): 1. Reinhardt (1) 2. Jacobs (2) 3. Kinser (4) 4. Dietrich (7) / 5. McCarl (3) 6. C. Myers (9) 7. Ross (5) 8. Duncan (6) 9. Howard (14) 10. Smith (8) 11. Tucker (11) 12. J. Myers (10) 13. Conkel (13) 14. Pellegrini (12)

The 12-lap B took the top four to the feature. Reinhardt led Jacobs and Kinser flag to flag. The battle was for the fourth and final transfer. McCarl slid by Thiel to take the spot on lap three. Dietrich was fifth by lap three as well. He gained on McCarl, but Carson was executing great moves in lapped traffic. Dietrich had momentum in one and two on the last lap and slid by McCarl. When McCarl came back across his bow in turn three, he turned it back down the high banks and both cars did wheelstands across the checkers with Dietrich edging McCarl for the spot.

A main (started): 1. Schatz (4) 2. Reutzel (7) 3. Courtney (3) 4. Short (6) 5. Hafertepe (2) 6. Eliason (9) 7. Scelzi (8) 8. Schuerenberg (5) 9. Peck (13) 10. I. Madsen (11) 11. Marks (12) 12. K. Madsen (15) 13. Stewart (18) 14. Daniel (19) 15. Conley (17) 16. Macri (10) 17. Jacobs (22) 18. Thiel (16) 19. Dietrich (24) 20. Gee (20) 21. Haudenschild (1) 22. Reinhardt (21) 23. Kinser (23) 24. Rayhall (14)

The 30-lapper saw Hafertepe scream to the high side and lead lap one over Haudenschild and Schatz, but that was called back for a Rayhall flip in turn one that necessitated a 20-minute fence repair. After an open red, Hafertepe again shot out to the lead over Haudenschild, Courtney and Schatz. Haudenschild slid by Hafertepe to take the point on lap three and entered lapped traffic on lap six. A tangle involving Reinhardt, Thiel and Stewart collected the leader at that point. Haudenschild restarted at the rear. Dietrich and Kinser, who exited also came to a stop. Hafertepe was back in the lead ahead of Courtney, Schatz, Reutzel and Short. Two laps later, Haudenschild spun, collecting Thiel and Jacobs, ending his night. The leaders stayed the same, with Hafertepe hitting lapped traffic at the halfway point. Courtney turned it on at that point, and got by the leader to the point on lap 15. Schatz was using the low side and also disposed of Hafertepe. He set his sights on Courtney and shot under him on lap 18. He dominated from there on. Reutzel moved by Courtney on lap 24, but Courtney came back to the second spot on lap 26. With three to go, Reutzel took second for good in a great battle, and was the hard-charger. Meanwhile, Schatz had checked out.

 

 

 

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2020 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 766

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 667 (9)
3. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 587 (3)
5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)

6. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 440
7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419
8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 413

9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 402

10. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 385 (1)

11. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 348

12. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 347 (4)

13. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 341
14. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 338 (1)

15. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 332 (1)

16. Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 304
17. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 285
(tie) Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 285 (2)

19. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 276 (1)

20. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 259 (2)
21. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 245
22. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 232 (1)
(tie) Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 232
24. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 227

(tie) Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 227
26. Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 214

27. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 209
28. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 181
29. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 164 (1)

(tie) Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 164

31. Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 160

32. Scott Biertzer, West Bend, WI, 157
33. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 139

34. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 129
35. Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 123

36. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 118

37. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 115

(tie) Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 115

39. Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 114
40. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 108

(tie) Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 108

42. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 99

43. Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 95

44. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 91
45. Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 88

46. Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 86

(tie) Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 86
48. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 85

49. Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 83

50. Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 80

51. Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 73

(tie) Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 73
53. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 72
(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 72
55. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70
(tie) Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 70
(tie) Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 70

58. Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 63

59. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 62 (1)
60. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 60
61. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 58

(tie) Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 58

63. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 56
(tie) Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 56
(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 56
66. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 55
67. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52
(tie) Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 52
(tie) Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 52
(tie) Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 52

(tie) Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 52
(tie) Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 52
73. Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 50

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 50

(tie) Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 50

76. Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 48

77. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 45
78. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44

79. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 40
80. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 39

(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 39
82. Brian Bell, Gallaway, TN, 38
(tie) Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 38
(tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 38

(tie) Travis Arenz, Sheboygan, WI, 38
86. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 36

87. Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 35
(tie) Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK, 35
89. Jeff Asher, Park Hills, MO, 34

(tie) Morgan Turpen, Somerville, TN, 34

91. Austin Deblauw, Ventura, CA, 32
92. Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 28
(tie) Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 28

(tie) Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 28
95. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 26
97. Gerard McIntyre Jr., New Oxford, PA, 25
98. Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 24

(tie) Jack Routson, Waterman, IL, 24

(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 24
101. Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 22
102. Matt VanderVere, Zion, IL, 20
(tie) Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 20
(tie) Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 20

(tie) Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 20

(tie) Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, IN, 20

(tie) Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH, 20

(tie) Christopher Bell, Norman, OK, 20
109. Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 18
(tie) Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 18
(tie) Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 18
(tie) Dan McCarron, Britton, MI, 18
(tie) Ryan Ruhl, Coldwater, MI, 18

(tie) Andy Bishop, Harrisburg, IL, 18

(tie) Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 18
116. Zach Hampton, Indianapolis, IN, 16
(tie) Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 16
(tie) Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA, 16
(tie) Blake Egeland, Climax, MN, 16
(tie) Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 16

(tie) Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 16

(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 16
123. Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14
(tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 14
125. Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 12
(tie) Greg Nikitenko, Minot, ND, 12
(tie) Scott Uttech, New Berlin, WI, 12

(tie) Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 12

(tie) Koby Barksdale, Norman, OK, 12

(tie) Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 12
131. Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10
(tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 10
(tie) Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 10
134. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8
(tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8
(tie) Tony Wondra, Campbellsport, WI, 8
(tie) Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 8

(tie) Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 8
139. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6
(tie) Preston Perlmutter, San Antonio, TX, 6
(tie) Tom Egeland, Climax, MN, 6
(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 6
143. Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4
(tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4
(tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4
(tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4
(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 4
(tie) Tyler Shoemaker, Clinton, IL, 4
(tie) Zach Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 4

(tie) Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK, 4
151. Nick Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 2
(tie) Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 2

(tie) Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO, 2

World of Outlaws member wins…

6, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA
3, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH
2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA
2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT
1, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN

2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)
Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 8 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sun, Aug 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Aug 22 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 28 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Paul Nienshier, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Sept 11 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO)
Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial) (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, Sept 18 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL)
Fri, Sept 25 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 26 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, Oct 2 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Fri, Oct 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Carson Short, Marion, IL)
Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO) (Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK)
Sat, Oct 17 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) (WoO) (James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust.)

2019 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2)
2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2)
5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1)
7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1)
8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3)
9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5)
10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7)
3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565
5. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1)
6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)
(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398
8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2)
9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

2017 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)
2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)
3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)
5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2)
6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)
7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2)
8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3)
9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)
10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

 

 

10/24/20

Kokomo Speedway
Kokomo, IN

WoO and Non-wing

44 WoO cars
34 Non-wing cars

Sorry for the late report, It was chilly, but two divisions of sprint cars at Kokomo is a must-see particularly on one of the last shows of the year. The car count of 78 didn’t disappoint. Five drivers performed double duty including Tyler Courtney, Paul Nienhiser, Justin Grant, Chase Stockon and Clinton Boyles. The crowd turned up despite the temperatures.

WoO

Paige Polyak’s night ended in hot laps with an encounter with the always looming turn two wall. Sammy Swindell’s eight year old track record of 10.950 was challenged by Brad Sweet, who was the third to last car to time, checking in at 10.981 seconds. Jacob Allen (8th car to time) set the standard in the first of two flights with an 11.031 second lap on the quarter mile. Donny Schatz (6th car out) was second quick, followed by Aaron Reutzel (21st), Shane Stewart (11th) and Tim Kaeding (22nd) in Tony Stewart’s #14. Following Sweet in the second flight were Cory Eliason (29th), Parker Price-Miller (35th), Dominic Scelzi (23rd) and Tyler Courtney (28th). Carson Macedo got one lap in the second group after changing an engine.

Heat one (started): 1. Allen 1a (1) 2. Reutzel 87 (2) 3. Logan Schuchart 1s (4) 4. Spencer Bayston 71x (6) 5. Wayne Johnson 2c (5) / 6. Jason Sides 7s (9) 7. Nate Dussel 1 (10) 8. Carson Short 21 (8) 9. Bill Rose 6 (11) 10. Kaeding 14 (3) 11. Kerry Madsen 2m (7)

10-lap heats took the top two to the Dash and top five to the feature. Kaeding tangled with K. Maden before a lap could be completed, with both getting upside down. Kaeding would return to the B, while Madsen loaded up with a busted frame. Allen led the distance from there, with a battle forming for the fifth and final transfer. Bayston, driving one of three Indy Race Parts entries, would snatch it from Sides at the midway point and then set his sights on Johnson, passing him at the white flag for fourth.

Heat two (started): 1. Stewart 71 (2) 2. Schatz 15 (1) 3. Buddy Kofoid 67 (4) 4. Hunter Schuerenberg 55 (5) 5. Paul Nienhiser 5K (6) / 6. Zane DeVault 27z (9) 7. Brinton Marvel 21x (7) 8. Mason Daniel 33m (8) 9. Ryan Ruhl 5R (3) 10. Justin Grant 6m (10) 11. Tyler Rankin 16c (11)

Stewart led wire to wire, beating Schatz to turn one. Schuerenberg bested Nienhiser on lap two for fourth. DeVault moved up nicely from row five and looked like he might challenge for the final transfer before settling for sixth.

Heat three (started): 1. Sheldon Haudenschild 17 (4) 2. Sweet 49 (1) 3. Courtney 7BC (3) 4. James McFadden 9 (7) 5. Price-Miller 71P (2) / 6. DJ Foos 16 (6) 7. Chris Windom 19 (9) 8. Gary Taylor 18 (8) 9. Chase Stockon 5s (10) 10. Frank Rodgers III 6x (11) 11. David Gravel 41 (5)

The most entertaining of the heats started with a Windom spin that negated a McFadden run from row four into the top five. Sweet led PPM and Haudenschild early. Haudenschild worked by PPM for second on lap two before Gravel snapped a rear axle battling with Foos for fifth. McFadden jumped from sixth to fourth on the restart, and Courtney got by PPM for third. The top three were three-wide for the lead for a moment. Haudenschild takes the lead from Sweet on lap five for good.

Heat four (started): 1. Eliason 26 (1) 2. Scelzi 83 (2) 3. Ian Madsen 11 (4) 4. Carson Macedo 2 (8) 5. Kraig Kinser 11K (3) / 6. Daryn Pittman 72 (5) 7. Justin Peck 5x (6) 8. Austin McCarl 101 (7) 9. Clinton Boyles 98 (9) 10. Koby Barksdale 22 (10) DNS – Paige Polyak 19P

Macedo jumps the start a row before the green into a transfer, much to the chagrin of Pittman who lets him know under a caution for a stopped Boyles a lap in. Eliason led the distance with Scelzi and I. Madsen in tow. Macedo was fourth, while Kinser held off Pittman, whose hard night was just beginning.

C main (started): 1. Rose (1) 2. Stockon (2) / 3. Ruhl (3) 4. Boyles (4) 5. Barksdale (7) 6. Grant (5) 7. Rankin (8) 8. Rodgers (6) DNS – K. Madsen, Polyak

The 10-lap C main took two to the B. Rose led throughout. Grant spun four laps in. The best racing was for third between Michigander Ruhl and Boyles.

Dash (started): 1. Haudenschild (4) 2. Schatz (2) 3. Reutzel (3) 4. Sweet (8) 5. Stewart (6) 6. Eliason (7) 7. Allen (5) 8. Scelzi (1)

The 8-lap Dash determined the top eight starting spots for the feature, and proved very entertaining. Schatz led Scelzi and Reutzel early. Haudenschild shot by Reutzel on lap two for third and set his sights on Scelzi. They were a bit too close as Sheldon knocked Scelzi’s rear bumper into a spin. Reutzel worked by Haudenschild back into the second spot, before Haudenschild let it all hang out on the final lap, shooting from third to first to nip Schatz at the line by a tenth of a second.

B main (started): 1. Kaeding (1) 2. Gravel (2) 3. Sides (3) 4. Foos (4) / 5. Peck (10) 6. Windom (8) 7. Dussel (7) 8. Short (11) 9. Marvel (9) 10. Taylor (12) 11. Rose (15) 12. Daniel (13) 13. Stockon (16) 14. McCarl (14) 15. Pittman (6) 16. DeVault (5)

Graven led Sides and Kaeding early. Kaeding rode the cushion around Sides and then took the lead from Gravel on lap three, while Foos nabbed the final transfer spot from Pittman. Foos continued his charge in the Burmeister 16, getting by Sides for third on lap five. A battle ensued that saw Sides get back under for the spot on lap seven. Pittman worked by Foos for fourth on lap eight, but Foos returned the favor in a great battle on the next lap. Contact with Peck sent Pittman into a spin, and he retired. The restart had Kaeding ahead of Gravel, Sides, Foos and Peck. With one to go, McCarl contacted an infield tire and got upside down. Pittman also suffered damage and went pitside. Peck surged into fourth, but Foos battled back on the last circuit to reclaim the final transfer by a tenth.

A main (started): 1. Haudenschild (1) 2. Schatz (2) 3. Schuchart (9) 4. McFadden (14) 5. Macedo (16) 6. Allen (7) 7. Courtney (10) 8. I. Madsen (12) 9. Gravel (22) 10. Reutzel (3) 11. Sweet (4) 12. Sides (23) 13. Price-Miller (18) 14. Foos (24) 15. Kaeding (21) 16. Eliason (6) 17. Bayston (13) 18. Kinser (20) 19. Scelzi (8) 20. Pittman (25, prov.) 21. Schuerenberg (15) 22. Kofoid (11) 23. Nienhiser (19) 24. Stewart (5) 25. Johnson (17)

The 40-lapper saw Haudenschild jump out to a lead ahead of Schatz and Reutzel. Stewart was on the move, and got under Reutzel for third on lap three. The leaders were in lapped traffic on lap seven. Two circuits later, Schatz took advantage of heavy lapped traffic and worked his way to the lead, putting some distance between he and Haudenschild before a caution for a Stewart spin came 11 laps in. Kinser headed to the work area at the same time. Schatz chose the inside groove on the restart and retained the lead until a lap 19 incident. Kaeding contacted Schuerenberg who spun, with Kofoid. Nienhiser couldn’t avoid and flipped. The incident also collected third running Reutzel, who joined Kaeding as the only cars to continue. Schatz led four more laps before Scelzi and Gravel contacted and spun collecting Pittman, who was done for the night, and Sides. Scelzi also retired. Schatz restarted with Haudenschild got on his tail. On lap 25, Haudenschild made his move for the lead and entered lappers with ten to go. He caught clean air when Price-Miller spun on lap 31. Kaeding who won the B, was on the move and into fifth by that restart. On lap 33, Schuchart gained third from Sweet and Gravel brought the caution with four to go, along with fifth running Kaeding, who retired. Sweet, who was running fourth went up in smoke with three to go, losing several spots. Haudenschild pulled away for the win. Gravel was the hard-charger, recovering to a ninth place finish.
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Non-wing

34 cars qualified in four groups during their hot lap sessions. Dave Darland (13.775) was quickest in the first group, while Chase Stockon (13.280), Jake Swanson (13.221) and Justin Grant (13.146) were fastest in theirs. Billy Winsemann, Rich Barngrover and Ben Knight did not get times in.

Heat one (started): 1. Thomas Meseraull 47 (1) 2. Max Adams 5M (3) 3. Darland 32 (4) 4. Jadon Rogers 14J (2) / 5. AJ Hopkins o4 (6) 6. Anthony D’Alessio 01 (7) 7. Ricky Lewis 11 (5) 8. Dustin Smith 77 (8) 9. Billy Winsemann 98 (9)

Eight-lap heats took the top four to the feature and the top two redrew. Meseraull led the distance. Contact with Lewis sent Hopkins into a spin on lap six. He recovered for fifth, one spot out of a transfer, but good for the pole of the B.

Heat two (started): 1. Chase Stockon 5s (4) 2. Tyler Courtney 7BC (3) 3. Matt Goodnight 39 (1) 4. Tyler Mihocko 5 (2) / 5. Brandon Long 02 (5) 6. Braydon Cromwell 4 (8) 7. Zack Pretorius 9z (6) 8. Damon Cooley 19 (7) DNS – Rich Barngrover 41

Stockon led Mihocko and Courtney early. Courtney would slide by Mihocko for second on lap three. Cooley would pull to the infield with one to go and a scary fire ensued. He was unhurt. Goodnight used the restart to snatch third from Mihocko.

Heat three (started): 1. Clinton Boyles 57 (2) 2. Kevin Thomas Jr. 9K (3) 3. Travis Berryhill 77s (1) 4. Jake Swanson 21az (4) / 5. Paul Nienhiser 54 (5) 6. Nate McMillin 24 (6) 7. Keith Sheffer 86 (7) 8. Jack James 99 (8)

Boyles led the distance. KTJ and Swanston battled for third with Thomas grabbing it on lap two. Thomas would takes the high side around Berryhill into second on lap three.

Heat four (started): 1. Shane Cottle 24P (2) 2. Justin Grant 22 (4) 3. Cole Bodine 57B (3) 4. Saban Bibent 46R (5) / 5. David Hair 44 (6) 6. Robert Bell 71 (7) 7. Davey Ray 14 (1) 8. Ben Knight 16K (8)

Cottle led Grant and Ray early. Ray had a run on Grant for second coming down the backstretch on lap three. Ray had the door slammed shut by Grant, taking out Ray’s front end, sending the midget veteran end over end. Ray was o.k., but done for the night. The event went mostly single-file from there.

B main (started): 1. Hopkins (1) 2. Nienhiser (3) 3. Long (2) 4. D’Alessio (5) 5. McMillin (7) 6. Hair (4) / 7. Cromwell (6) 8. Knight (14) 9. Sheffer (11) 10. James (15) 11. Pretorius (10) 12. Cooley (12) 13. Smith (13) 14. Winsemann (16) 15. Bell (8) 16. Lewis (9) DNS – Ray, Barngrover

The 12-lap B took the top six to the feature. Lewis spun on the first lap, collecting Smith. Hopkins led early over Nienhiser and Long. Nienhiser battled back by to lead lap seven. Hopkins persevered and ran Nienhiser back down in the final corner to win by .059 of a second.

A main (started): 1. Courtney (5) 2. Cottle (1) 3. Grant (7) 4. Darland (9) 5. Stockon (2) 6. Thomas Jr. (8) 7. Rogers (13) 8. Boyles (4) 9. Swanson (15) 10. Berryhill (11) 11. Hopkins (17) 12. Adams (6) 13. Bodine (12) 14. Goodnight (10) 15. Mihocko (14) 16. Nienhiser (18) 17. McMillin (21) 18. D’Allesio (20) 19. Bibent (16) 20. Long (19) 21. Hair (22) 22. Meseraull (3)

Stockon led the 25-lapper early over Cottle and Boyles. T-Mez was third by lap two, and Courtney moved into fourth on lap three. T-Mex ducked out on lap four, and Courtney roared by Cottle for second. He set his sights on the leader, getting by Stockon on lap six. He pulled away into lapped traffic by lap 13. The caution came out on lap 17. Courtney led Stockon, Grant, Thomas and Cottle back to green. Courtney pulled away while Grant claimed second from Stockon with five to go. Hair spun on lap 21, setting up another restart. Cottle used the low side to get by Stockon for third, and then did the same to Grant for second with two to go. The win was worth $2,000 for Courtney. Rogers was the hard-charger.

 

 

Notes from the Weekend in PA/Finale for Midwest Thunder Sprints Saturday!

(Bill W) October 15, 2020, Monroe, IA – Pennsylvania is a calling to any sprint car fan, and I’m no different. COVID-19 has put a damper on the traveling this season, but we try to get at least one trip in to central PA every year, and last weekend seemed to fit best in a year of COVID and senior football.

A bonus was fall foliage in a way that can’t be seen during speedweek or even a trip to Port Royal’s Tuscarora 50 or Williams Grove’s National Open. It was a quick trip out and back with wife Ellen and the first stop was the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing (EMMR) near York Springs.

Though legend Lynn Paxton was not around to add his usual stories and give the tour we enjoy, it is always a great trip. Steve Bubb does a great job with an ever growing library there, and they are just plumb out of room for everything. It’s a problem I know well from the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. Thankfully, a building similar to our staging building in Knoxville is under development.

The latest car to grace the museum is “Baby” driven to so many victories by the legendary Ted Horn. “Baby” is part of Ohio’s Bob McConnell’s collection. Don’t miss the museum on your next trip to PA!

Port Royal hosted the World of Outlaws and it was great to see the improvements (yet again) at the “Speed Palace.” What once was almost an embarrassing facility by comparison, has now become the standard for central Pennsylvania. A new tunnel, and wider front stretch are just a couple of this year’s additions. The best may be the towering pit grandstands added. They reach higher than the main grandstand and offer a unique look down the front straightaway (Kyle really keeps it straight).

Steve O’Neal and his team have done a great job at the Port. It helps that Steve has been and is a fan in the stands. A nice touch is seeing Steve thank every single driver as they go past for hot laps at the beginning of the night. A bit of a light crowd Friday was more than made up for on Saturday. It’s no doubt why Steve has won the 410 Promoter of the Year in the North American Sprint Car Poll for four straight years.

On track, as has been the case in much of 2020, it was all Kyle Larson. Win #40 came in dominating fashion on Friday, before he had to work for it a bit on Saturday. Brent Marks caught a bad break after passing Kyle in traffic and the yellow coming out, negating it. Either way, Kyle is on fire again as he heads into late models in Portsmouth and USAC Silver Crown in Springfield this weekend.

It was great to see our pal Van May as well. As he always says, the stories can get embellished over the years! And thanks Van for buying Ellen that hot chocolate. Joe and Jill Stine of The Podium Awards in Newport acted as our hosts. Jill provides the trophies at Port Royal and always does a great job. She also provides the trophy each year for the Midwest Thunder Sprint Series presented by OpenWheel101.com champion.

On track, most of the Silly Season news came after the fact. Kevin Swindell helped Spencer Bayston in the Roth #83, and Dominic Scelzi will finish out the year in that car. Dylan Cisney partnered with Wisconsin’s Scott Cowman for the weekend. The #2 referenced Scott’s own #02 mostly piloted by Mike Reinke over the years. Look for Cisney to find his way to Knoxville for a handful of races in 2021. Two-time PASS champion Zach Newlin has graduated to 410’s and looked like he is on the right track in only his second weekend in the class. Tony Stewart was a surprise entrant and looked fast, making the show both nights.

Congratulations goes out to Korey Weyant, who edged Paul Nienhiser for his first MOWA sprint car championship. Carson Short took the feature win at Jacksonville on Friday. Congratulations also to Aaron Reutzel for another All Star title running out of the Baughman/Reutzel Motorsports shop in Knoxville.

This weekend marks the final one for the Midwest Thunder Sprint Series presented by OpenWheel101.com. WoO races at Lakeside (Kansas) and Lake Ozark Speedway (Missouri) will decide it. The points are coming down to the end again, with the same two drivers in contention. Kerry Madsen leads Bill Balog by 29 points (see below). Last year, Kerry eked it out by just one position in the finale at LOS.

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Remaining Schedule for the Midwest Thunder Sprints…

Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)
Sat, Oct 17 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) (WoO)

2020 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 696

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 667 (9)
3. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 556 (3)
5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419
7. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 414
8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 399

9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 347 (4)

10. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 341
11. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 332

(tie) Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 332 (1)
13. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 330
14. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 321
15. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 304 (1)

(tie) Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 304
17. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 285
18. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 256 (2)
19. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 245
20. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 232 (1)
(tie) Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 232
22. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 227

(tie) Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 227
24. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 214 (2)
(tie) Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 214

26. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 209
27. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 191

28. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 181
29. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 164 (1)

30. Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 160
31. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 158

32. Scott Biertzer, West Bend, WI, 157
33. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 139

34. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 129
35. Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 123

36. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 118

37. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 115

38. Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 114
39. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 108

(tie) Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 108

41. Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 95

42. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 91
43. Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 88

44. Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 86

(tie) Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 86
46. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 85

47. Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 83

48. Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 80
49. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 77

50. Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 73

(tie) Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 73
52. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 72
(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 72
54. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 71
55. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70
(tie) Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 70
(tie) Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 70

58. Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 63

59. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 62 (1)
60. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 60
61. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 58

(tie) Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 58

63. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 56
(tie) Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 56
(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 56
66. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 55
67. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52
(tie) Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 52
(tie) Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 52
(tie) Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 52

(tie) Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 52
(tie) Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 52
73. Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 50

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 50

(tie) Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 50

76. Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 48

77. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 45
78. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44

79. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 40
80. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 39

(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 39
82. Brian Bell, Gallaway, TN, 38
(tie) Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 38
(tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 38

(tie) Travis Arenz, Sheboygan, WI, 38
86. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 36

87. Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 35
(tie) Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK, 35
89. Jeff Asher, Park Hills, MO, 34

(tie) Morgan Turpen, Somerville, TN, 34

91. Austin Deblauw, Ventura, CA, 32
92. Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 28
(tie) Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 28

(tie) Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 28
95. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 26
97. Gerard McIntyre Jr., New Oxford, PA, 25
98. Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 24

(tie) Jack Routson, Waterman, IL, 24

(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 24
101. Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 22
102. Matt VanderVere, Zion, IL, 20
(tie) Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 20
(tie) Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 20

(tie) Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 20

(tie) Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, IN, 20

(tie) Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH, 20
108. Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 18
(tie) Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 18
(tie) Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 18
(tie) Dan McCarron, Britton, MI, 18
(tie) Ryan Ruhl, Coldwater, MI, 18

(tie) Andy Bishop, Harrisburg, IL, 18

(tie) Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 18
115. Zach Hampton, Indianapolis, IN, 16
(tie) Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 16
(tie) Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA, 16
(tie) Blake Egeland, Climax, MN, 16
(tie) Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 16

(tie) Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 16

(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 16
122. Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14
(tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 14
124. Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 12
(tie) Greg Nikitenko, Minot, ND, 12
(tie) Scott Uttech, New Berlin, WI, 12

(tie) Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 12

(tie) Koby Barksdale, Norman, OK, 12

(tie) Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 12
130. Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10
(tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 10
(tie) Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 10
133. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8
(tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8
(tie) Tony Wondra, Campbellsport, WI, 8
(tie) Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 8

(tie) Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 8
138. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6
(tie) Preston Perlmutter, San Antonio, TX, 6
(tie) Tom Egeland, Climax, MN, 6
(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 6
142. Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4
(tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4
(tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4
(tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4
(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 4
(tie) Tyler Shoemaker, Clinton, IL, 4
(tie) Zach Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 4

(tie) Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK, 4
150. Nick Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 2
(tie) Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 2

World of Outlaws member wins…

6, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA
3, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH
2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA
2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT
1, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN

2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)
Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 8 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sun, Aug 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Aug 22 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 28 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Paul Nienshier, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Sept 11 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO)
Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial) (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, Sept 18 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL)
Fri, Sept 25 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 26 – Plymouth Dirt Track (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, Oct 2 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Fri, Oct 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Carson Short, Marion, IL)
Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)
Sat, Oct 17 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) (WoO)

2019 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2)
2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2)
5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1)
7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1)
8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3)
9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5)
10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7)
3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565
5. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1)
6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)
(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398
8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2)
9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

2017 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)
2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)
3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)
5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2)
6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)
7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2)
8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3)
9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)
10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

 

 

10/9/2020

Port Royal Speedway
Port Royal, PA

WoO

48 cars

Donny Schatz (9th car out to time) set quick time at 15.190 seconds in the first of two groups. Schatz’s second lap saw a power outage in turns three and four, but he finished it out. Gio Scelzi (5th car out) was second quick, followed by David Gravel (15th), Anthony Macri (18th), Tony Stewart (13th), James McFadden (21st), Brian Brown (17th), Mike Wagner (3rd), Daryn Pittman (16th) and TJ Stutts (19th). The second group was paced by Sheldon Haudenschild’s (7th car out) lap of 15.349 seconds. Danny Dietrich (12th), Kyle Larson (10th), Brock Zearfoss (8th), Kerry Madsen (16th), Lance Dewease (4th), Jacob Allen (24th), Carson Macedo (5th), Logan Schuchart (18th) and Freddie Rahmer (14th) rounded out the top ten. Zach Hampton failed to get a time in.

Heat one (started): 1. Schatz 15 (1) 2. Gravel 41 (2) 3. Stewart 14s (3) 4. Brent Marks 5 (6) 5. Brown 21 (4) / 6. Pittman 72 (5) 7. Kraig Kinser 11K (7) 8. Landon Myers 19m (9) 9. Brent Shearer 12 (11) 10. Dylan Cisney 2x (10) 11. Kody Lehman 47K (12) 12. Lynton Jeffrey 83J (8)

8 lap heats took the top five to the feature, and top two to the dash. Schatz got the jump on Gravel, and held them all off to the checkers. Marks challenged Stewart for third for a while, and Pittman did the same, but couldn’t get by Brown for the final transfer.

Heat two (started): 1. Scelzi 18 (1) 2. Macri 39m (2) 3. McFadden 9 (3) 4. Brad Sweet 49 (6) 5. Stutts 11 (5) / 6. Wagner 55 (4) 7. Steve Buckwalter 17B (8) 8. Logan Wagner 1 (7) 9. Brett Michalski 73B (11) 10. Mason Daniel 33m (9) 11. Jeff Miller 57J (10) 12. Troy Fraker 12w (12)

Contact with Sweet sent Wagner into a spin at the end of the front straight to start things. He restarted at the tail. Scelzi got the jump on the start and won going away. Stutts passed Buckwalter for the final transfer on lap three. McFadden worked by Macri for the second at the halfway point, but the youngster fought back and used the cushion to grab the second dash spot on the last lap.

Heat three (started): 1. Larson 57 (2) 2. Haudenschild 17 (1) 3. Madsen 2m (3) 4. Ryan Smith 10x (6) 5. Allen 1a (4) / 6. Schuchart 1s (5) 7. Kyle Reinhardt 91 (9) 8. Spencer Bayston 83 (7) 9. Kyle Moody 99m (8) 10. Jason Sides 7s (10) 11. Bill Rose 6 (11) 12. Brie Hershey 97 (12)

Larson dominated from the green. The race was on between Smith, Allen and Schuchart for third and fourth, and they finished in that order.

Heat four (started): 1. Dietrich 48 (1) 2. Zearfoss 3z (2) 3. Dewease 69K (3) 4. Macedo 2 (4) 5. Rahmer 51 (5) / 6. Lucas Wolfe 24 (6) 7. Parker Price-Miller 14 (8) 8. Tony Fiore 91F (7) 9. Drew Ritchey 880 (10) 10. Wayne Johnson 2c (11) 11. Zach Newlin 54 (9) DNS – Zach Hampton 15B

Dietrich led wire to wire in a mostly single-file affair.

C main (started): 1. Cisney (1) 2. Johnson (4) / 3. Sides (2) 4. Daniel (3) 5. Newlin (8) 6. Jeffrey (9) 7. Rose (6) 8. Miller (7) 9. Hershey (10) 10. Fraker (11) 11. Lehman (5) DNS – Hampton

The 10-lapper transferred the top two to the back of the B. Cisney led throughout, and the battle for second was on. Sides held the spot until Johnson drove around him on the cushion with two to go after a good battle.

Dash (started): 1. Larson (1) 2. Dietrich (2) 3. Haudenschild (4) 4. Zearfoss (6) 5. Schatz (8) 6. Scelzi (7) 7. Gravel (3) 8. Macri (5)

Larson pulled away from the rest after drawing the pole. The finish set the starting spots in the first four rows of the feature.

B main (started): 1. Schuchart (1) 2. Pittman (2) 3. Wagner (3) 4. Reinhardt (6) / 5. Wolfe (4) 6. Buckwalter (7) 7. Kinser (5) 8. Myers (9) 9. Bayston (10) 10. Price-Miller (8) 11. Fiore (12) 12. Moody (13) 13. Cisney (17) 14. Johnson (18) 15. Michalski (14) 16. Shearer (15) 17. Ritchie (16) 18. Wagner (11)

The 12-lapper took the top four to the feature. Schuchart dominated, ahead of Pittman, who also had some distance between he and Wagner. Wolfe held down the fourth and final transfer, until Reinhardt got by on lap four.

A main (started): 1. Larson (1) 2. Dietrich (2) 3. Haudenschild (3) 4. Scelzi (6) 5. Zearfoss (4) 6. Macri (8) 7. Schatz (5) 8. Gravel (7) 9. Rahmer (20) 10. Madsen (10) 11. Sweet (15) 12. Schuchart (21) 13. Stewart (9) 14. McFadden (11) 15. Marks (13) 16. Stutts (19) 17. Smith (14) 18. Brown (17) 19. Pittman (22) 20. Allen (18) 21. Bayston (26, prov.) 22. Reinhardt (24) 23. Cisney (25, prov.) 24. Macedo (16) 25. Dewease (12) 26. Wagner (23)

The 25-lapper saw Larson take off from the field early. Dietrich chased him ahead of Zearfoss and Haudenschild. Scelzi shot by Schatz for the fifth spot on lap two. Larson entered lapped traffic on lap six and was a knife through hot butter. The only stoppage came for a five-car pileup 15 laps in involving Marks, tenth running McFadden, Sweet, Dewease and Macedo. Dewease and Macedo were done for the night. The single-file restart saw Larson leading Dietrich, Zearfoss, Haudenschild and Scelzi. Larson took off again, leaving no doubt who was going to win this one. Haudenschild slid under Zearfoss in turn four with five to go to claim third. Larson was back in lapped traffic with three to go. Scelzi passed Zearfoss with two to go for fourth. Rahmer was the hard-charger.

 

 

Down to Five Races with Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com!

(Bill W) October 1, 2020, Monroe, IA – Bill Balog won an unprecedented tenth career Interstate Racing Association (IRA) title this year. Balog capped his season off with a pair of wins last weekend. Friday, the win came on the half-mile Dodge County Fairgrounds, while Saturday’s victory came at the quarter-mile Plymouth Dirt Track.

Just five point races remain with the Midwest Thunder Sprints Series presented by OpenWheel101.com. Who will grab the big cash down the stretch? Last year, only one position in the season’s final race at Lake Ozark Speedway separated three-time champion Kerry Madsen and Bill Balog.

Madsen’s lead is just 29 points over Balog. Kyle Larson, Brian Brown and Rico Abreu trail. Austin McCarl, Dominic Scelzi, Ian Madsen, Tim Kaeding and Jake Blackhurst round out the top ten.

Point races this weekend include a two-night MOWA stand at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. The Midget Gold Crown Nationals will also be going on, so check out a great open wheel doubleheader!

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Remaining Schedule for the Midwest Thunder Sprints…

Fri, Oct 2 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA)

Sat, Oct 3 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA)

Fri, Oct 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA)
Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)
Sat, Oct 17 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) (WoO)

2020 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 696

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 667 (9)
3. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 556 (3)
5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419
7. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 414
8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 399
9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 332

(tie) Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 332 (1)
11. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 330

12. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 323
13. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 321
14. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 304 (1)

(tie) Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 304

16. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 297 (3)
17. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 285
18. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 256 (2)
19. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 245
20. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 232 (1)
(tie) Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 232
22. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 227

(tie) Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 227
24. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 214 (2)
(tie) Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 214

26. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 209
27. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 191
28. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 164 (1)

29. Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 160
30. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 158

31. Scott Biertzer, West Bend, WI, 157

32. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 146
33. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 139

34. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 129
35. Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 123

36. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 115
37. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 108

(tie) Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 108
39. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 100
40. Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 88

41. Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 86
42. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 85
43. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 77

44. Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 74

45. Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 73
46. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 72
(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 72
48. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 71
49. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70
(tie) Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 70
(tie) Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 70

(tie) Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 70
53. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 66
54. Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 60

(tie) Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 60
56. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 58

(tie) Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 58
58. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 56
(tie) Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 56
(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 56
61. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 55
62. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52
(tie) Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 52
(tie) Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 52
(tie) Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 52

(tie) Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 52
(tie) Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 52
68. Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 50

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 50

70. Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 49
71. Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 48

(tie) Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 48

(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 48
74. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44
75. Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 40
76. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 39

(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 39
78. Brian Bell, Gallaway, TN, 38
(tie) Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 38
(tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 38

(tie) Travis Arenz, Sheboygan, WI, 38
82. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 36
83. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 35
(tie) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 35
(tie) Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK, 35
86. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 32

(tie) Austin Deblauw, Ventura, CA, 32
88. Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 28
(tie) Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 28

(tie) Jeff Asher, Park Hills, MO, 28

91. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 27
92. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 26
94. Gerard McIntyre Jr., New Oxford, PA, 25
95. Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 24

(tie) Jack Routson, Waterman, IL, 24

(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 24
98. Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 22
99. Matt VanderVere, Zion, IL, 20
(tie) Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 20
(tie) Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 20

(tie) Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 20
103. Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 18
(tie) Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 18
(tie) Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 18
(tie) Dan McCarron, Britton, MI, 18
(tie) Ryan Ruhl, Coldwater, MI, 18

(tie) Andy Bishop, Harrisburg, IL, 18
109. Zach Hampton, Indianapolis, IN, 16
(tie) Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 16
(tie) Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA, 16
(tie) Blake Egeland, Climax, MN, 16
(tie) Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 16
114. Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14
(tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 14
116. Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 12
(tie) Carson Short, Marion, IL, 12
(tie) Greg Nikitenko, Minot, ND, 12
(tie) Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 12
(tie) Scott Uttech, New Berlin, WI, 12

(tie) Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 12
122. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10
(tie) Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10
(tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 10
(tie) Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10
(tie) Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 10
(tie) Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 10
128. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8
(tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8
(tie) Tony Wondra, Campbellsport, WI, 8
(tie) Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 8

(tie) Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 8
133. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6
(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 6
(tie) Preston Perlmutter, San Antonio, TX, 6
(tie) Tom Egeland, Climax, MN, 6
(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 6
138. Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4
(tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4
(tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4
(tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4
(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 4
(tie) Tyler Shoemaker, Clinton, IL, 4
(tie) Zach Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 4
145. Nick Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 2
(tie) Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 2

World of Outlaws member wins…

6, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA
3, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH
2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA
2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT
1, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN

Tentative 2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)
Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 8 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sun, Aug 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Aug 22 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 28 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Paul Nienshier, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Sept 11 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO)
Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial) (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, Sept 18 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL)
Fri, Sept 25 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 26 – Plymouth Dirt Track (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, Oct 2 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA)

Sat, Oct 3 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA)

Fri, Oct 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA)
Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)
Sat, Oct 17 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) (WoO)

2019 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2)
2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2)
5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1)
7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1)
8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3)
9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5)
10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7)
3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565
5. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1)
6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)
(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398
8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2)
9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

2017 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)
2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)
3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)
5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2)
6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)
7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2)
8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3)
9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)
10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

 

 

 

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This week, point shows include Wisconsin IRA stops at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam Friday, and the Plymouth Dirt Track Saturday.

Kerry Madsen leads Kyle Larson, Bill Balog, Brian Brown and Rico Abreu in points. Kerry is vying to be a four-time champion with the series. Austin McCarl, Dominic Scelzi, Ian Madsen, Tim Kaeding and Gio Scelzi round out the top ten.

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Up Next for the Midwest Thunder Sprints…

Fri, Sept 25 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 26 – Plymouth Dirt Track (IRA)
Fri, Oct 2 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA)

2020 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 696
2. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11)
3. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 567 (7)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 556 (3)
5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419
7. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 414
8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 399
9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 332
10. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 330
11. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 321
12. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 304 (1)
13. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 297 (3)
14. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 285
15. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 277
16. Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 266
17. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 257 (1)
18. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 256 (2)
19. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 245
20. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 232 (1)
(tie) Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 232
22. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 227
23. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 214 (2)
(tie) Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 214
25. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 191
26. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 190
27. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 181
28. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 164 (1)
29. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 158
30. Scott Biertzer, West Bend, WI, 147
31. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 139
32. Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 125
33. Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 123
34. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 116
35. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 109
36. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 108
37. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 100
38. Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 94
39. Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 88
40. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 85
41. Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 84
42. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 77
43. Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 74
44. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 72
(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 72
46. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 71
47. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70
(tie) Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 70
(tie) Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 70
(tie) Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 70
51. Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 69
52. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 66
53. Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 60
(tie) Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 60
55. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 58
56. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 56
(tie) Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 56
(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 56
59. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 55
60. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52
(tie) Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 52
(tie) Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 52
(tie) Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 52
(tie) Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 52
(tie) Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 52
66. Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 50
(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 50
68. Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 49
69. Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 48
(tie) Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 48
(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 48
72. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44
73. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 40
(tie) Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 40
75. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 39
(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 39
77. Brian Bell, Gallaway, TN, 38
(tie) Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 38
(tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 38
80. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 36
81. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 35
(tie) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 35
(tie) Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK, 35
84. Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 34
85. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 32
86. Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 28
(tie) Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 28
(tie) Jeff Asher, Park Hills, MO, 28
89. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 27
90. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26
(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 26
92. Gerard McIntyre Jr., New Oxford, PA, 25
93. Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 24
94. Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 22
(tie) Jack Routson, Waterman, IL, 22
96. Matt VanderVere, Zion, IL, 20
(tie) Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 20
(tie) Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 20
(tie) Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 20
(tie) Travis Arenz, Sheboygan, WI, 20
(tie) Austin Deblauw, Ventura, CA, 20
102. Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 18
(tie) Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 18
(tie) Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 18
(tie) Dan McCarron, Britton, MI, 18
(tie) Ryan Ruhl, Coldwater, MI, 18
(tie) Andy Bishop, Harrisburg, IL, 18
108. Zach Hampton, Indianapolis, IN, 16
(tie) Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 16
(tie) Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA, 16
(tie) Blake Egeland, Climax, MN, 16
(tie) Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 16
113. Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14
(tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 14
(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 14
116. Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 12
(tie) Carson Short, Marion, IL, 12
(tie) Greg Nikitenko, Minot, ND, 12
(tie) Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 12
(tie) Scott Uttech, New Berlin, WI, 12
(tie) Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 12
122. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10
(tie) Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10
(tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 10
(tie) Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10
(tie) Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 10
(tie) Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 10
128. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8
(tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8
(tie) Tony Wondra, Campbellsport, WI, 8
(tie) Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 8
(tie) Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 8
133. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6
(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 6
(tie) Preston Perlmutter, San Antonio, TX, 6
(tie) Tom Egeland, Climax, MN, 6
(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 6
138. Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4
(tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4
(tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4
(tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4
(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 4
(tie) Tyler Shoemaker, Clinton, IL, 4
(tie) Zach Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 4
145. Nick Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 2
(tie) Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 2

World of Outlaws member wins…

6, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA
3, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH
2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA
2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT
1, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN

Tentative 2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)
Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 8 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sun, Aug 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Aug 22 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 28 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Paul Nienshier, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Sept 11 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO)
Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial) (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, Sept 18 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL)
Fri, Sept 25 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 26 – Plymouth Dirt Track (IRA)
Fri, Oct 2 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA)
Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)
Sat, Oct 17 – 34 Raceway (IA)
Sat, Oct 17 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) (WoO)

The Rest TBD…

2019 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2)
2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2)
5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1)
7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1)
8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3)
9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5)
10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7)
3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565
5. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1)
6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)
(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398
8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2)
9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

2017 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)
2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)
3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)
5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2)
6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)
7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2)
8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3)
9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)
10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

Rogerson Notches Another Sprint Invaders Season Opener at 34 Raceway!
Saturday, April 19, 2008
(by Bill Wright) April 19, 2008 – Matt Rogerson won his fifth career Ideal Ready Mix Sprint Invaders Association Saturday night at the 34 Raceway near West Burlington, Iowa. Entering the night, his four wins at the facility were already tops with the series. Rogerson survived a mid-race duel with John Schulz and pulled away on an extremely heavy surface to claim his third Sprint Invaders tally in the month of April at 34.

After a sixth place showing in the Rich DeReu Memorial Shake-Up Dash, things didn't look good for Rogerson, until winner Bobby Mincer rolled a three on the dice. That put Matt outside row one. "It was all about track position tonight the way the track was," said Rogerson. "I should thank Bobby Mincer for drawing what he did after the dash. We've got a few laps around this place."

After a lap one flip by Nick Guernsey, who was uninjured, and a lost wheel by Ryan Jamison on the next try, the third start was a charm, and Rogerson shot out to a lead immediately. Schulz tucked into second, and the lead pair separated from the pack. After a caution on lap six, the remaining 20 laps went non-stop. On lap 16, in lapped traffic, Schulz made a pass for the lead at the flagstand before Rogerson returned the favor and led the rest of the way.

"I was trying to get around a lapped car and bicycled badly over in turn two," says Rogerson. "I had to get off it and counter-steer, and he got by me. Then pretty much the same thing happened to him. From then on I was running well. Everyone knows that's where Matt Rogerson's going to end up running anyway, the bottom."

Schulz, who won with the Sprint Invaders here last July, remembered the lead exchange the same way. "Matt was a little better in the open track, and I could reel him in in traffic. We both bicycled up with a lapped car and he ended up getting by us again. I've known him my whole life. It was just a good race. I could make some ground up on top, but you had to watch the lappers sliding up in front of you. You had to just bite the bullet and take what you could get."

Finishing a distant, but solid third, was fourth generation driver, Korey Weyant. "It helped us to start up front," he said. "We've got a new motor this year, so that helped a ton. The track was really tacky. We messed up on the setup a bit, we were spiking on the right rear pretty bad. Maybe if it wasn't, we could have been up there with the top two."

2007 Knoxville Raceway 360 Track Champion, Josh Higday was fourth, and Bobby Mincer was fifth. Jon Agan, Jerrod Hull, Josh Schneiderman, hard-charger Jordan Goldesberry and Justin Newberry rounded out the top ten.

Heats went to Weyant, Rogerson, Schulz and Josh Schneiderman. Mincer won the Shake-Up Dash, and Nick Eastin dominated the 12-lap B main event.

The Ideal Ready Mix Sprint Invaders will be back in action on Friday, May 16 at the Morgan County Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Results Ideal Ready Mix 25-lap A main Finish (started): 1. 29, Matt Rogerson, Burlington, IA (2) 2. 2, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (4) 3. 99w, Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (1) 4. 1, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (5) 5. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (3) 6. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (7) 7. 12, Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO (10) 8. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (6) 9. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (19) 10. 36, Justin Newberry, West Burlington, IA (18) 11. 53H, Matt Harms, Morton, IL (17) 12. 23, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (9) 13. 29x, Russ Hall, Des Moines, IA (15) 14. 4B, Scott Boles, New London, IA (8) 15. 22x, Nick Eastin, West Burlington, IA (16) 16. 3, Matt Sutton, Macomb, IL (11) 17. 99, Jimmy Davies, Oquawka, IL (20) 18. 6, Dustin Whiting, Burlington, IA (12) 19. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (13) 20. 0, Nick Guernsey, Burlington, IA (14) DNS – 1x, Jayson Ditsworth, Gladstone, IL. Lap Leaders: Rogerson 1-15, Schulz 16, Rogerson 17-25.

Staats Heat Race #1 (8 laps, top four to A, top two to Dash): 1. Korey Weyant (4) 2. Bobby Mincer (3) 3. Kevin Hetrick (2) 4. Ryan Jamison (8) / 5. Matt Harms (7) 6. Jordan Goldesberry (1) 7. Justin Newberry (5) 8. 4J, Justin Parrish, Des Moines, IA (6)

Golden Eagle Distributors/Budweiser Heat Race #2 (8 laps, top four to A, top two to Dash): 1. Matt Rogerson (4) 2. Jon Agan (2) 3. Jerrod Hull (5) 4. Nick Guernsey (6) / 5. 18A, Dan Avery, Burlington, IA (7) 6. Nick Eastin (1) 7. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (3) DNS – 16HD, Donnie Steward, West Burlington, IA

Midland Performance Heat Race #3 (8 laps, top four to A, top two to Dash): 1. John Schulz (2) 2. Josh Higday (3) 3. Matt Sutton (4) 4. Russ Hall (5) / 5. 10, Eric Vanderploeg, Altoona, IA (8) 6. 17, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (6) 7. Jimmy Davies (7) 8. 38, Seth Wilke, Burlington, IA (1)

Fastway Fabrication Heat Race #4 (8 laps, top four to A, top two to Dash): 1. Josh Schneiderman (5) 2. Scott Boles (2) 3. Dustin Whiting (1) 4. Jayson Ditsworth (3) / 5. 5MRE, Tim Rose, Burlington, IA (6) 6. 88, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (4) DNS – 35, Brian Hetrick, Stronghurst, IL, 78, Robert Bell, Colfax, IA

Rich DeReu Memorial Shake-Up Dash (6 laps): 1. Bobby Mincer (1) 2. John Schulz (3) 3. Josh Higday (5) 4. Josh Schneiderman (2) 5. Korey Weyant (8) 6. Matt Rogerson (7) 7. Jon Agan (6) 8. Scott Boles (4)

Holtkamp's Trailer Repair B Main (12 laps, top five to A): 1. Nick Eastin (2) 2. Matt Harms (1) 3. Justin Newberry (7) 4. Jordan Goldesberry (3) 5. Jimmy Davies (9) / 6. Austin McCarl (5) 7. Justin Parrish (11) 8. Seth Wilke (6) 9. Dan Avery (8) 10. Jarrod Schneiderman (12) 11. Tim Rose (10) 12. Rager Phillips (4) DNS – Eric Vanderploeg, Brian Hetrick, Donnie Steward, Robert Bell

Contingency Awards:

KSE Products Hard Charger -
The Brake Man – Nick Eastin
Diversified Machine – Korey Weyant
Kinser Air Filters – Josh Higday
M&W Aluminum Products – Russ Hall
Ultra Shield – Jimmy Davies
Saldana Racing Products – John Schulz
Rod End Supply – Justin Newberry, Josh Schneiderman

 

 

What's Bugging You?

(Bill W) September 16, 2020, Monroe, IA – This week, a guest columnist who chooses to be anonymous chimes in on several things that we all may be passionate about (I agree strongly on the PPV speed cameras).

What’s Bugging Me?

Listen, can we be serious here? I want to talk about the near death experiences I’ve had at some tracks. While sitting in the stands. Because the bleachers were literally FALLING APART. If you have been to these tracks you get it. If you have seen your life flash before your eyes as you climb the rickety hot messes some tracks try and pass off as seating, you know what I’m talking about. These are the grandstands that you have to coordinate with your friends who will stand when because your seriously afraid if both of you stand at once you will fall to your death. The bleachers that are wooden and half broken in half. It’s time track owners. Time to put some money into these death traps. I’d gladly pay $5 more for a safe seat, rather than spending hours fearing for my life.

BTW…How in holy heaven do these stands get insured? And if they aren’t insured, if I do fall to my death, what will happen to my kids? These are important questions. I love sprint car racing, and I’m sure I will continue to literally risk my life at some tracks watching the races, but I implore you…if you see me sitting up there on some broke down seat, leave some room between us. Even weight distribution is important in these scenarios.

Here’s the truth, sometimes we don’t know the rules. We have all been in those super awkward social situations when we aren’t exactly sure how to act or what to do. So today, Imma help you out and reduce your anxiety with some simple race etiquette. I want to help you to avoid being inadvertently rude to those around you. I’m a giver like that.

Sit your ass down.

When you’re at a race, I know it’s exciting. I also understand that we all have some important things to do when we are sitting in the stands. We want to capture that perfect cell phone picture so you can tweet your seat or post to social media, or capture the perfect selfie with your friends. (And let’s be honest, that 4 wide shot is something to behold). But please. PLEASE. Sit yourself down. It’s rude to stand when a race is going on. Truth is, we all want to see. All of us paid to see the race and the rules for open wheel racing are that YOU STAY SEATED. And if everyone sits, everyone sees. I don’t know why that’s the rule at dirt track racing, but it is. I like the rule… because I like to see.

On a quick side note, this is one that I still have to remind myself. When you are at a race, generally there is a support class or two that you could give two craps about. When those cars are on the track, it’s easy to forget that people around you are actually watching a race that you have disregarded. BUT, if it’s green flag racing, wait to pee. I get it- you’ve gotta go, we’ve all been there. Or you need a drink, a snack, but PLEASE try to remember that when you stand and try to get in and out of your seat, you are interrupting someone else’s experience.

Wasted time. I go to bed early. I'm broken that way. I have kids and a job that requires me to be up and at it in the morning. Many of the races I attend are at least three hours away from home, so if a track or series wastes time during a show, it's frustrating and rude. And, ultimately... if it's a consistent thing, I won't go back to that track. I understand, some nights are filled with yellows and cautions or waiting on ambulances-which I get. It's the constant delays, long unnecessary down time, getting started late, that do not honor my time and I'm not about it.

We are in a pandemic. Which has motivated me to take in more races on PPV. It's a great option and I'm happy to be able to see racing while safely at home. HOWEVER. Can we just decide from here on out that while it's super neat, the track camera that shows cars passing by but not the race (speed camera) is ridiculous? I get invested in what is happening on the track and all of a sudden I'm staring at wheels and dirt. Super fantastic for when they are pushing off or replays. Have at it. But during a race. Hard pass. In this same vein... a mile track needs more than one camera. It's just the truth. Pay for an extra camera man so I can see the race I'm paying to watch. We finally got rid of the in-car cameras during green flags, taking away our enjoyment of the race, let’s do the same for the camera at the flag stand!

Want to know another thing that I notice and consider before going to tracks? Probably not, but I'm going to tell you. Bathrooms. I need decent restrooms. Not fancy. Just clean and working. I'm not here for nasty ass restrooms that I have to fear for my health entering. Also, food. Weird segway, but when I consider tracks, I remember them mostly for the banking and the food. I will pay good money for unique food options at tracks. Be creative. Everyone has cheeseburgers. You can do better. Oh, and RC is not a proper soda option. It just isn't.

That’s all for now…

As for me, congratulations to Brooke Tatnell and the TKS Motorsports team for their win at the Jerry Richert Memorial! I was able to see some great racing at I-80 Speedway, where Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Roger Crockett traded the lead before Sam took it for good over 41 cars. It was great fun to see Randy Martin win $2,500 with the Sprint Invaders in Moberly on Sunday as well.

Action in the Midwest Thunder Sprint Series presented by OpenWheel101.com commences at Jacksonville Friday and Beaver Dam on Saturday this week. In 360 action, Huset’s has a big doubleheader, the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial commences in Wheatland, and the Sprint Invaders hit Donnellson for a make-up event on Saturday.

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Up Next for the Midwest Thunder Sprints…

Fri, Sept 18 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)
Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA)
Fri, Sept 25 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 26 – Plymouth Dirt Track (IRA)

2020 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 696
2. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11)
3. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 567 (7)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 556 (3)
5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419
7. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 414
8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 399
9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 332
10. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 330
11. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 321
12. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 304 (1)
13. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 285
14. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 256 (2)
15. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 247 (2)
16. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 245
17. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 237
18. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 232 (1)
(tie) Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 232
20. Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 231
21. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 227
22. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 214 (2)
(tie) Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 214
24. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 207
25. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 191
26. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 181
27. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 164 (1)
28. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 160
29. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 158
30. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 139
(tie) Scott Biertzer, West Bend, WI, 139
32. Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 123
33. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 116
34. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 109
35. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 108
36. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 100
(tie) Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 100
38. Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 88
39. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 85
40. Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 80
41. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 77
42. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 72
(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 72
44. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 71
45. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70
(tie) Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 70
(tie) Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 70
48. Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 69
49. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 66
(tie) Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 66
51. Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 60
(tie) Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 60
(tie) Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 60
54. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 58
55. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 56
(tie) Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 56
(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 56
58. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 55
59. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52
(tie) Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 52
(tie) Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 52
(tie) Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 52
63. Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 50
(tie) Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 50
65. Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 48
(tie) Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 48
67. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44
(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 44
69. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 40
(tie) Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 40
71. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 39
72. Brian Bell, Gallaway, TN, 38
(tie) Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 38
(tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 38
75. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 36
76. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 35
(tie) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 35
(tie) Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK, 35
79. Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 34
80. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 32
(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 32
82. Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 28
(tie) Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 28
84. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26
85. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 25
(tie) Gerard McIntyre Jr., New Oxford, PA, 25
87. Jeff Asher, Park Hills, MO, 24
88. Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 22
(tie) Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 22
90. Matt VanderVere, Zion, IL, 20
(tie) Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 20
(tie) Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 20
93. Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 18
(tie) Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 18
(tie) Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 18
(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 18
(tie) Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 18
(tie) Dan McCarron, Britton, MI, 18
(tie) Ryan Ruhl, Coldwater, MI, 18
100. Zach Hampton, Indianapolis, IN, 16
(tie) Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 16
(tie) Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA, 16
(tie) Blake Egeland, Climax, MN, 16
(tie) Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 16
105. Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14
(tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 14
(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 14
(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14
(tie) Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 14
110. Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 12
(tie) Carson Short, Marion, IL, 12
(tie) Greg Nikitenko, Minot, ND, 12
(tie) Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 12
(tie) Jack Routson, Waterman, IL, 12
(tie) Scott Uttech, New Berlin, WI, 12
116. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10
(tie) Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10
(tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 10
(tie) Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10
(tie) Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 10
(tie) Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 10
122. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8
(tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8
(tie) Tony Wondra, Campbellsport, WI, 8
(tie) Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 8
(tie) Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 8
127. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6
(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 6
(tie) Preston Perlmutter, San Antonio, TX, 6
(tie) Tom Egeland, Climax, MN, 6
(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 6
132. Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4
(tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4
(tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4
(tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4
(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 4
(tie) Austin Deblauw, Ventura, CA, 4
(tie) Tyler Shoemaker, Clinton, IL, 4
(tie) Zach Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 4
140. Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 2
(tie) Nick Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 2
(tie) Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 2

World of Outlaws member wins…

6, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA
3, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH
2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA
2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT
1, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN

Tentative 2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)
Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 8 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sun, Aug 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Aug 22 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 28 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Paul Nienshier, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Sept 11 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO)
Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial) (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, Sept 18 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)
Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA)
Fri, Sept 25 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 26 – Plymouth Dirt Track (IRA)
Fri, Oct 2 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA)
Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)
Sat, Oct 17 – 34 Raceway (IA)
Sat, Oct 17 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) (WoO)

The Rest TBD…

2019 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2)
2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2)
5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1)
7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1)
8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3)
9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5)
10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7)
3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565
5. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1)
6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)
(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398
8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2)
9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

2017 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)
2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)
3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)
5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2)
6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)
7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2)
8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3)
9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)
10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

 

 

9/12/20

I-80 Speedway

Greenwood, NE

ASCS and Nebraska 360’s

Fall Brawl and Bobby Parker Memorial

41 cars

Plenty of extra cash and contingencies were on the line at the annual Fall Haul. A rainout of Friday’s Bobby Parker Memorial created a co-sanctioned event with ASCS and the Nebraska 360’s. Much kudos to the track staff including Joe and Steve Kosiski for getting the soggy pit area ready and parked with 70 rigs in an hour and a half in time for scheduled hot laps at 6.

Heat one (started): 1. Jordan Mallett 14 (2) 2. Kyle Offill 88K (1) 3. Jesse Love 44 (3) 4. Terry McCarl 81 (5) 5. Shayle Bade 03 (7) 6. Alex Hill 77x (4) 7. Clint Garner 40 (8) 8. Ben Woods 11B (6) DNS – Austin Miller 83A

8-lap heats carried passing points. The top 30 in passing points moved on to three Qualifiers. Miller pulled off and didn’t start with no brakes. Mallett led the distance. T. McCarl had a rough start, but was back in the top five by the halfway point. With two to go, he got by Bade for fourth.

Heat two (started): 1. Dylan Westbrook 47x (7) 2. Blake Hahn 52 (3) 3. Ryan Bickett 17B (1) 4. Danny Sams III 24D (2) 5. Carson McCarl 27 (6) 6. Lynton Jeffrey 83 (8) 7. Rich Cerveny 28x (5) 8. John Anderson 1A (4)

Bickett led Sams and C. McCarl early. Hahn took third from C. McCarl on lap two, while Jeffrey moved into fifth. Jeffrey would spin after tagging Westbrook, who had gotten by him for fifth. Westbrook quickly took fourth on the restart, followed Hahn into third on lap five. The pair passed the leader Bickett with two to go. Westbrook who was running low the whole time, hit the high side of three and four on the last lap, with Hahn blocking low. Westbrook squeezed between the leader and the frontstretch wall to lead by a narrow margin at the checkers.

Heat three (started): 1. Jack Dover 53 (4) 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (8) 3. Scott Bogucki 28 (5) 4. Cody Ledger 35L (6) 5. Joey Danley 24BH (2) 6. Tyler Drueke 1B (3) 7. Nate Mills 24N (1) 8. Trent Roth 14T (7)

Danley spun before a lap was complete. Dover led lap one, but Hafertepe was already hot on his tail after starting scratch. Ledger took third from Bogucki on lap two. The war up front waged, and Hafertepe took the point on lap three, only to have Dover come back to the lead for good at the halfway point. Bogucki snatched third back as well.

Heat four (started): 1. Roger Crockett 11 (3) 2. Harli White 17w (1) 3. Austin McCarl 99 (2) 4. Robbie Price 21P (4) 5. Matt Juhl 09 (6) 6. Jason Martin 82 (8) 7. Chase Randall 9 (5) 8. Kelby Watt 1K (7)

White led A. McCarl and Crockett early. Watt got upside down hard in turn three with a lap completed. He was ok, but done for the night. White led A. McCarl, Crockett, Price and Martin back to green. Juhl moved into fifth on the restart. Crockett took second from A. McCarl on lap three and set his sights on White. He looked high and low, and shot by on the final lap to end another exciting heat race.

Heat five (started): 1. Garret Williamson 24 (6) 2. Matt Covington 95 (1) 3. Stu Snyder 23s (4) 4. John Klabunde 77 (7) 5. Seth Brahmer 13v (3) 6. Devon Borden 8 (8) 7. Colby Thornhill 19 (2) 8. Rowdy Reber 88 (5)

Williamson shot to the lead immediately after starting sixth. Covington didn’t give up without a fight and led lap two in a good battle, while Snyder took third from Thornhill. Brahmer took fourth on lap three. Up front, Williamson again took command. Klabunde used the low side to advance late. He was fifth at the halfway point, and grabbed fourth from Brahmer coming for the white flag. He was right on Snyder’s heels at the checkers.

Qualifier One (started, *qualified for feature): 1. A. McCarl (1*) 2. Dover (5*) 3. Westbrook (6*) 4. Offill (3*) 5. Juhl (8*) 6. Hahn (4*) 7. Martin (9) 8. Bade (7) 9. Snyder (2) 10. Danley (10)

8-lap Qualifiers were inverted six by heat passing points. Qualifier points were added to heat points, locking the top 16 in the A main. A. McCarl led the distance from the pole, ahead of Dover, who was second by the copleteion of the first lap. Westbrook moved by Offill into third on the second lap.

Qualifier Two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. T. McCarl (1*) 2. Bogucki (4*) 3. Crockett (5*) 4. White (3*) 5. Ledger (2) 6. Williamson (6*) 7. Garner (10) 8. Sams (8) 9. Price (7) 10. Borden (9)

T. McCarl led wire to wire. Bogucki took second from Ledger on lap two. Crockett passed Williamson for fifth on lap three, took White on the high side for fourth on lap four, and snatched third from Ledger on lap six. White scooted by Ledger for fourth on the last lap.

Qualifier Three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Hafertepe (6*) 2. Bickett (1*) 3. C. McCarl (7*) 4. Covington (3*) 5. Mallett (5*) 6. Love (2) 7. Klabunde (4) 8. Brahmer (9) 9. Jeffrey (8) 10. Hill (10)

Hill flipped after contact with Jeffrey before a lap was completed. She was ok, but done for the night. Bickett led early over Covington and Hafertepe. C. McCarl got by Love for fourth on the second lap, while Hafertepe was shooting into second. C. McCarl worked by Covington for third on lap five. Hafertepe worked by Bickett for the lead with two to go.

B main one (started): 1. Ledger (1) 2. Garner (3) 3. Sams (4) / 4. Love (2) 5. Randall (9) 6. Jeffrey (6) 7. Drueke (8) 8. Snyder (5) 9. Mills (11) 10. Reber (12) 11. Roth (10) 12. Miller (13) 13. Danley (7)

12-lap B’s took the top three to the feature. Ledger led Love and Garner early. Garner worked by Love for second on lap two. Love returned the favor in a good battle, before Garner repeated on lap four. At the halfway point, Danley got upside down. He was uninjured, but done. Jeffrey restarted fourth, and shot into the last transfer when the green fell. Randall was working the bottom well, and got by Love four fourth with two to go. Miller spun at that point, setting up a green, white, checker finish. Randall jumped the start, getting by Jeffrey at the cone. He finished third, but was penalized two spots afterwards. Sams inherited the spot.

B main two (started): 1. Brahmer (4) 2. Martin (2) 3. Borden (6) / 4. Price (5) 5. Bade (3) 6. Klabunde (1) 7. Thornhill (7) 8. Cerveny (8) 9. Woods (9) 10. Anderson (10) DNS – Hill, Watt

Brahmer led flag to flag. Martin held down second. Klabunde was running third much of the way. On lap eight, Borden made a huge move, shooting from fifth to third into turn one.

A main (started): 1. Hafertepe (1) 2. Crockett (4) 3. A. McCarl (7) 4. Bogucki (5) 5. Covington (14) 6. Dover (3) 7. Westbrook (2) 8. C. McCarl (9) 9. T. McCarl (8) 10. Hahn (16) 11. Ledger (17) 12. Williamson (6) 13. Sams (21) 14. White (13) 15. Garner (19) 16. Mallett (10) 17. Thornhill (26, prov.) 18. Randall (23, prov.) 19. Brahmer (18) 20. Reber (24, prov.) 21. Bickett (11) 22. Cerveny (25, prov.) 23. Offill (12) 24. Juhl (15) 25. Martin (20) 26. Borden (22)

This was a wild 35-lapper, and a good one. Hafertepe led Crockett, Westbrook, Dover and Bogucki early. Crockett worked the low side to take the point from Hafertepe on lap five, and entered lapped traffic on lap seven. Dover was on the move on lap 13, shooting from fourth to second on the high side. Hafertepe battled back by a lap later for second, while Bogucki shot by Westbrook for fourth. On lap 18, Bogucki used the high side to squeak by Dover for third. 21 laps in, Offill stopped while running seventh. The restart saw Crockett leading with two lapped cars between he and Hafertepe, Bogucki, Dover, Westbrook and a charging A. McCarl. A. McCarl shot from 6th to 4th on the restart. Up front, the battle for the lead raged. Hafertepe grabbed it back on lap 26, and entered lapped traffic with five to go. At that point, Crockett got by to retake the lead, and the leaders crisscrossed each other with slide jobs. Hafertepe got back by with three to go, before Bickett slowed to set up a green, white, checker finish. A. McCarl worked under Bogucki for third, but Crockett couldn’t do anything with Hafertepe, who won $4,000 plus lap money. A total of $7,000 in lap money (each lap: 1st - $50, 2nd - $30, 3rd - $20, 5th - $25, 10th - $50, 15th - $25) was spread throughout the field. Covington took a $200 gift certificate from Speedway Motors for the hard-charger, and $500 cash from KnoxVegas Campground. Crockett snagged $300 from Knoxville Raceway for leading the most laps.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Returns to the Top of Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by OpenWheel101.com Standings!

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Up Next for the Midwest Thunder Sprints…

Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO)
Sun, Sept 6 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA)
Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO)

Fri, Sept 11 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) (IRA)

Fri, Sept 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA)
Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial)

Sat, Sept 12 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) (Tom Knowles Memorial)

2020 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 648

2. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 590 (10)

3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 556 (3)

4. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)

5. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 420 (5)

6. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 399

(tie) Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 399

8. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 349

9. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 321
10. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 312

11. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 269

12. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 260

13. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 256 (2)

14. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 247 (2)

15. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 245

16. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 219

17. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 214 (2)

18. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 198 (1)
19. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 186

20. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 172

21. Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 170

22. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 158

23. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 142

24. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 139

25. Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 131

26. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 117

27. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 116

28. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 114

29. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 112

(tie) Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 112

31. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 109

32. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 101

33. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 100

34. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 88

(tie) Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 88

36. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 85

37. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 77

(tie) Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 77

39. Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 75
40. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 72

(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 72

42. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 71
43. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70

(tie) Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 70

(tie) Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 70

45. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 66

46. Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 63

47. Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 60

(tie) Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 60

49. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 58

50. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 56

(tie) Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 56
52. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 55

53. Scott Biertzer, West Bend, WI, 53
54. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52

(tie) Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 52

56. Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 50
57. Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 48

(tie) Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 48
59. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44

60. Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 40
61. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 39

62. Brian Bell, Gallaway, TN, 38

(tie) Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 38

(tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 38

(tie) Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 38

66. Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 36

(tie) Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 36
68. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 35
(tie) Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 35

(tie) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 35

(tie) Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK, 35

72. Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 34

(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 34

(tie) Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 34

75. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 32

(tie) Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 32

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 32

(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 32

79. Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 28

(tie) Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 28

(tie) Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 28
82. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26
83. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 25

(tie) Gerard McIntyre Jr., New Oxford, PA, 25

85. Jeff Asher, Park Hills, MO, 24
86. Matt VanderVere, Zion, IL, 20

(tie) Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 20

(tie) Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 20
89. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 18
(tie) Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 18
(tie) Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 18

(tie) Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 18

(tie) Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 18

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 18
95. Zach Hampton, Indianapolis, IN, 16

(tie) Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 16

(tie) Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA, 16

(tie) Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 16

(tie) Blake Egeland, Climax, MN, 16

(tie) Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 16
101. Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14
(tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 14

(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 14

(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

(tie) Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 14

106. Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 12

(tie) Carson Short, Marion, IL, 12

(tie) Greg Nikitenko, Minot, ND, 12

(tie) Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 12
110. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10
(tie) Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10
(tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 10

(tie) Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10

(tie) Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 10

(tie) Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 10
116. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8
(tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8

(tie) Tony Wondra, Campbellsport, WI, 8

(tie) Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 8

(tie) Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 8
121. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6
(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 6

(tie) Preston Perlmutter, San Antonio, TX, 6

(tie) Tom Egeland, Climax, MN, 6

(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 6
126. Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4
(tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4
(tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4
(tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4
(tie) Jack Routson, Waterman, IL, 4
(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 4

(tie) Austin Deblauw, Ventura, CA, 4

(tie) Tyler Shoemaker, Clinton, IL, 4

(tie) Zach Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 4
135. Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 2
(tie) Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 2

(tie) Nick Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 2

(tie) Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 2

World of Outlaws member wins…

6, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA
2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA
2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT

2, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH

1, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN

Tentative 2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)
Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Sat, Aug 8 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)

Sun, Aug 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Aug 22 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Fri, Aug 28 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Paul Nienshier, Chapin, IL)

Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO)
Sun, Sept 6 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA)
Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO)

Fri, Sept 11 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) (IRA)

Fri, Sept 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA)
Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial)

Sat, Sept 12 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) (Tom Knowles Memorial)
Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA)

Fri, Sept 25 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA)

Sat, Sept 26 – Plymouth Dirt Track (IRA)

Fri, Oct 2 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA)
Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)

Sat, Oct 17 – 34 Raceway (IA)

Sat, Oct 17 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) (WoO)

The Rest TBD…

2019 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2)
2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2)
5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1)
7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1)
8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3)
9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5)
10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7)
3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565
5. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1)
6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)
(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398
8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2)
9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

2017 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)
2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)
3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)
5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2)
6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)
7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2)
8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3)
9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)
10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

Rogerson Notches Another Sprint Invaders Season Opener at 34 Raceway!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

(by Bill Wright) April 19, 2008 – Matt Rogerson won his fifth career Ideal Ready Mix Sprint Invaders Association Saturday night at the 34 Raceway near West Burlington, Iowa. Entering the night, his four wins at the facility were already tops with the series. Rogerson survived a mid-race duel with John Schulz and pulled away on an extremely heavy surface to claim his third Sprint Invaders tally in the month of April at 34.

After a sixth place showing in the Rich DeReu Memorial Shake-Up Dash, things didn't look good for Rogerson, until winner Bobby Mincer rolled a three on the dice. That put Matt outside row one. "It was all about track position tonight the way the track was," said Rogerson. "I should thank Bobby Mincer for drawing what he did after the dash. We've got a few laps around this place."

After a lap one flip by Nick Guernsey, who was uninjured, and a lost wheel by Ryan Jamison on the next try, the third start was a charm, and Rogerson shot out to a lead immediately. Schulz tucked into second, and the lead pair separated from the pack. After a caution on lap six, the remaining 20 laps went non-stop. On lap 16, in lapped traffic, Schulz made a pass for the lead at the flagstand before Rogerson returned the favor and led the rest of the way.

"I was trying to get around a lapped car and bicycled badly over in turn two," says Rogerson. "I had to get off it and counter-steer, and he got by me. Then pretty much the same thing happened to him. From then on I was running well. Everyone knows that's where Matt Rogerson's going to end up running anyway, the bottom."

Schulz, who won with the Sprint Invaders here last July, remembered the lead exchange the same way. "Matt was a little better in the open track, and I could reel him in in traffic. We both bicycled up with a lapped car and he ended up getting by us again. I've known him my whole life. It was just a good race. I could make some ground up on top, but you had to watch the lappers sliding up in front of you. You had to just bite the bullet and take what you could get."

Finishing a distant, but solid third, was fourth generation driver, Korey Weyant. "It helped us to start up front," he said. "We've got a new motor this year, so that helped a ton. The track was really tacky. We messed up on the setup a bit, we were spiking on the right rear pretty bad. Maybe if it wasn't, we could have been up there with the top two."

2007 Knoxville Raceway 360 Track Champion, Josh Higday was fourth, and Bobby Mincer was fifth. Jon Agan, Jerrod Hull, Josh Schneiderman, hard-charger Jordan Goldesberry and Justin Newberry rounded out the top ten.

Heats went to Weyant, Rogerson, Schulz and Josh Schneiderman. Mincer won the Shake-Up Dash, and Nick Eastin dominated the 12-lap B main event.

The Ideal Ready Mix Sprint Invaders will be back in action on Friday, May 16 at the Morgan County Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Results Ideal Ready Mix 25-lap A main Finish (started): 1. 29, Matt Rogerson, Burlington, IA (2) 2. 2, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (4) 3. 99w, Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (1) 4. 1, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (5) 5. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (3) 6. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (7) 7. 12, Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO (10) 8. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (6) 9. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (19) 10. 36, Justin Newberry, West Burlington, IA (18) 11. 53H, Matt Harms, Morton, IL (17) 12. 23, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (9) 13. 29x, Russ Hall, Des Moines, IA (15) 14. 4B, Scott Boles, New London, IA (8) 15. 22x, Nick Eastin, West Burlington, IA (16) 16. 3, Matt Sutton, Macomb, IL (11) 17. 99, Jimmy Davies, Oquawka, IL (20) 18. 6, Dustin Whiting, Burlington, IA (12) 19. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (13) 20. 0, Nick Guernsey, Burlington, IA (14) DNS – 1x, Jayson Ditsworth, Gladstone, IL. Lap Leaders: Rogerson 1-15, Schulz 16, Rogerson 17-25.

Staats Heat Race #1 (8 laps, top four to A, top two to Dash): 1. Korey Weyant (4) 2. Bobby Mincer (3) 3. Kevin Hetrick (2) 4. Ryan Jamison (8) / 5. Matt Harms (7) 6. Jordan Goldesberry (1) 7. Justin Newberry (5) 8. 4J, Justin Parrish, Des Moines, IA (6)

Golden Eagle Distributors/Budweiser Heat Race #2 (8 laps, top four to A, top two to Dash): 1. Matt Rogerson (4) 2. Jon Agan (2) 3. Jerrod Hull (5) 4. Nick Guernsey (6) / 5. 18A, Dan Avery, Burlington, IA (7) 6. Nick Eastin (1) 7. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (3) DNS – 16HD, Donnie Steward, West Burlington, IA

Midland Performance Heat Race #3 (8 laps, top four to A, top two to Dash): 1. John Schulz (2) 2. Josh Higday (3) 3. Matt Sutton (4) 4. Russ Hall (5) / 5. 10, Eric Vanderploeg, Altoona, IA (8) 6. 17, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (6) 7. Jimmy Davies (7) 8. 38, Seth Wilke, Burlington, IA (1)

Fastway Fabrication Heat Race #4 (8 laps, top four to A, top two to Dash): 1. Josh Schneiderman (5) 2. Scott Boles (2) 3. Dustin Whiting (1) 4. Jayson Ditsworth (3) / 5. 5MRE, Tim Rose, Burlington, IA (6) 6. 88, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (4) DNS – 35, Brian Hetrick, Stronghurst, IL, 78, Robert Bell, Colfax, IA

Rich DeReu Memorial Shake-Up Dash (6 laps): 1. Bobby Mincer (1) 2. John Schulz (3) 3. Josh Higday (5) 4. Josh Schneiderman (2) 5. Korey Weyant (8) 6. Matt Rogerson (7) 7. Jon Agan (6) 8. Scott Boles (4)

Holtkamp's Trailer Repair B Main (12 laps, top five to A): 1. Nick Eastin (2) 2. Matt Harms (1) 3. Justin Newberry (7) 4. Jordan Goldesberry (3) 5. Jimmy Davies (9) / 6. Austin McCarl (5) 7. Justin Parrish (11) 8. Seth Wilke (6) 9. Dan Avery (8) 10. Jarrod Schneiderman (12) 11. Tim Rose (10) 12. Rager Phillips (4) DNS – Eric Vanderploeg, Brian Hetrick, Donnie Steward, Robert Bell

Contingency Awards:

KSE Products Hard Charger -
The Brake Man – Nick Eastin
Diversified Machine – Korey Weyant
Kinser Air Filters – Josh Higday
M&W Aluminum Products – Russ Hall
Ultra Shield – Jimmy Davies
Saldana Racing Products – John Schulz
Rod End Supply – Justin Newberry, Josh Schneiderman

 

 

 

8/29/20

US36 Raceway

Osborn, MO

WoO

27 cars

Brad Sweet (27th car out to time) was the last car in qualifying and set quick time at 10.392 seconds. It was significantly drier than Paul McMahan’s record lap of 9.846 in 2016 around the .274-mile oval. Kerry Madsen (25th car out) was second quick, followed by David Gravel (10th), Sheldon Haudenschild (5th), Kraig Kinser (20th), Logan Shuchart (4th), Parker Price-Miller (11th), Jacob Allen (17th), Donny Schatz (21st) and Carson Macedo (6th). Bill Rose did not get a lap in. Time trials were delayed for the sun to go down, and for repairs to Brian Brown’s car, which got run over by a push truck.

Heat one (started): 1. Sweet 49 (1) 2. Haudenschild 17 (2) 3. Macedo 2 (4) 4. Price-Miller 14 (3) 5. Wayne Johnson 2c (6) 6. Jason Sides 7s (9) / 7. Tucker Klaasmeyer 27 (7) 8. Mason Daniel 33m (8) 9. Austin McCarl 17A (5)

Sweet took an early lead over Macedo and Haudenschild in the 10-lap heat that took the top two to the Dash, and top six to the A. McCarl exited early. Klaasmeyer worked up to fifth, but Johnson got by him, as did Sides who started last and claimed the last transfer spot. Haudenschild worked by Macedo with contact for the second spot after a good battle for position.

Heat two (started): 1. Kinser 11K (2) 2. Madsen 2m (1) 3. Allen 1a (3) 4. Daryn Pittman 83 (5) 5. Scott Bogucki 28 (4) 6. Brooke Tatnell 2KS (7) / 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (6) 8. Matt Juhl 09 (8) 9. Tasker Phillips 7TAZ (9)

Kinser led the distance ahead of Madsen and Allen. Four laps in, the backstretch lights went out. It was about a fifteen minute delay before Kinser led Madsen, Allen and Pittman back to green. Phillips exited. With four to go, Tatnell worked by Hafertepe for the sixth and final transfer.

Heat three (started): 1. Gravel 41 (1) 2. Schuchart 1s (2) 3. Schatz 15 (3) 4. Hunter Schuerenberg 55 (5) 5. Ayrton Gennetten 3 (6) 6. Dominic Scelzi 41s (7) / 7. Brian Brown 21 (4) 8. Tim Kaeding 7 (8) 9. Bill Rose 6 (9)

Gravel led wire to wire. Schuerenberg passed Brown for fourth on lap three, and Gennetten followed him into fifth on the next go-around. A three-way battle for the final transfer ensued. You could throw a blanket over them with two to go. Brown, Kaeding and Scelzi battled to the finish, with Scelzi nabbing the spot after contact in the last corner.

Dash (started): 1. Sweet (4) 2. Schuchart (1) 3. Gravel (2) 4. Kinser (6) 5. Haudenschild (3) 6. Madsen (5)

The 8-lap Dash set the first three rows of the feature. Schuchart led Gravel much of the way, but Sweet was on his game in the second half. He made another last corner pass to steal the win from Schuchart.

B main (started): 1. Kaeding (7) 2. Brown (1) 3. Klaasmeyer (3) 4. McCarl (2) 5. Hafertepe (4) 6. Daniel (5) / 7. Juhl (6) 8. Phillips (8) 9. Rose (9)

The 12-lapper took the top six to the feature. Brown led McCarl and Klaasmeyer early. Kaeding was the story. He was fifth by lap two, took fourth on lap three and passed Klaasmeyer for third on lap five. He shot by McCarl for second on the halfway point and shot into the lead with two to go.

A main (started): 1. Haudenschild (5) 2. Sweet (1) 3. Schuchart (2) 4. Gravel (3) 5. Schatz (9) 6. Macedo (7) 7. Madsen (6) 8. Pittman (11) 9. Price-Miller (10) 10. Kinser (4) 11. Kaeding (19) 12. Sides (16) 13. Allen (8) 14. Scelzi (18) 15. Gennetten (15) 16. Johnson (13) 17. Klaasmeyer (21) 18. Schuerenberg (12) 19. Daniel (24) 20. Brown (20) 21. Hafertepe (23) 22. Bogucki (14) 23. Tatnell (17) 24. McCarl (22)

The 35-lapper saw Sweet jet out to an early lead over Schuchart and Haudenschild. By lap six, Gravel was by Haudenschild for the third spot and the leaders entered lapped traffic on the seventh circuit. Haudenschild got in rhythm and shot from fourth to second on the cushion on lap ten. At that point, Tatnell slowed to bring the caution. Sweet chose the inside line on the double-file restart ahead of Haudenschild, Schuchart, Gravel, Macedo and Kinser. Haudenschild took the lead on the restart and Gravel moved up to third before another was complete and Bogucki stopped with a broken front end after contact in turn one. This time, Haudenschild chose the outside line ahead of Sweet, Gravel, Schuchart, Madsen and Macedo. Schuchart moved into third, chasing Sweet and Gravel back into lapped traffic on the 17th circuit. Haudenschild hit the turn two cushion hard on the 18th lap, but saved it from dumping. Sweet pounced into the lead at that point. He weaved through traffic and built a big lead before Haudenschild started slowly reeling him in. With five laps to go, two lapped cars were between the two, and it seemed like Haudenschild would have trouble getting by. With two to go, he cleared the pair, and at the white flag, Sweet had a wall of lappers ahead of him. Haudenschild hit the cushion hard in both one and two, and three and four. Shooting on the top of turn four, he squeezed between the wall and Sweet to take the last corner win by just over a tenth of a second. Schatz grabbed a top five spot in the last five laps. Kaeding was the hard-charger.

 

 

Secret Society of Sprint Invaders!

(Bill W) August 26, 2020, Monroe, IA – The Sprint Invaders, a brainchild of Bart Schneiderman and Rusty Rogerson back before the 2002 season is still alive and well. A 360 regional series was hatched at the time. A number of local drivers were looking for 360 venues closer to home. The 2002 season saw eight events with six different winning drivers, and champion Ryan Jamison.

Names like Rogerson, Schneiderman and Jamison are well known in southeast Iowa. Some who have come to visit, may not have been familiar with them, until they left chasing them across the dark southeast Iowa clay.

The series runs ASCS type rules, but has not had the same hoopla following it over the years. What has been consistent, is great racing on bullrings. What started with mostly Burlington, Iowa area based drivers has expanded into both central Iowa and Illinois over time. Two National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees, Terry McCarl and Jac Haudenschild have been in Victory Lane with the series.

In the early years, “outsiders” were not always as welcomed by some in the group as they would have hoped. That has changed. Knoxville regulars have gone from “visitors” to an integral part of the solid group. The Sprint Invaders purse has always topped the Knoxville weekly 360 purse, so some found that to their liking, as well as a chance to hone their skills on several different quarter-mile to 3/8-mile bullrings.

Of course, some newcomers are surprised by some different rules, such as having no work area. If you are done rolling, you are done with the race. The Shake-up Dash throws off a few as well. Even though you win the Dash, you still have to draw for your position in rows one through three, though the Dash gives out cash and points. If you can live with that, and appreciate some great racing, the Sprint Invaders are for you!

I was privileged when asked to be the series’ announcer and public relations guy to begin the 2008 season. It’s hard to believe, but this marks my thirteenth year with the group…and it is my kind of group! There were a few years where I took a night off here or there to announce with MOWA or the National Sprint League. My good friend, Jeff Broeg filled in. And the last several years, I’ve been able to hold the microphone next to him. It’s hard to find someone more knowledgeable about every form of racing, especially the fenders. To say I know much about the four cylinders or modifieds would be a stretch, but he does so I don’t have to! I feel Jeff and I make a good team, and the club has kept us around, so…

It’s also a series that takes you back in time. Drivers hang around to talk with the fans or have a beer with them afterwards. There is usually a cookout following the series finale. In short, it’s a great atmosphere that is kind of in a bubble in sprint car racing. There are no transponders or split yellows. Passing points bring out the calculator. There is some Old School left.

Ryan Jamison won his first of three Sprint Invaders championships back in its inaugural season. Kaley Gharst is the all-time leading feature winner…

Top Ten Leading Feature Winners with Sprint Invaders (through 8-22-20)

1. 22, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL

2. 18, Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO

3. 15, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA

4. 12, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA

5. 9, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA

(tie) 9, Matt Sutton, Macomb, IL

(tie) 9, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA

8. 7, Jesse Giannetto, Cedar Rapids, IA

(tie) 7, Matt Rogerson, West Burlington, IA

(tie) 7, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA

(tie) 7, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA

There are probably some names there, you’re not familiar with. It adds to the charm of the series. It was a Schneiderman who won last Saturday night at 34 Raceway with the Sprint Invaders. Josh won his seventh with the series. Twenty-nine cars were gathered for another great night of racing. There were veterans and there was a couple of 15 year olds learning the ropes. Josh had them all covered after learning he was driving Jimmy Davies #99 that day.

As I exited the pits and headed to the front stretch before the night’s racing began, a white full-size pickup veered as if to hit me. A big grin came from the driver’s seat. It was Matt Rogerson, who in his mind was reminding me he’s the all-time leading feature winner at 34 Raceway with the Sprint Invaders (tied with Jerrod Hull with 5). He always makes sure I mention him. He’s not retired, just on pause, or so he says.

Matt’s fifth win at 34 was the first I announced for the series back in 2008 (the story is at the bottom of this page).

The series remains in able hands and heads to its last three events this year (September 12 at Lee County Speedway, September 13 at Moberly, and September 26 $5,000 to win at 34) with 2016 series champion Chris Martin leading the standings, ahead of Cody Wehrle, Tanner Gebhardt, John Schulz and Brayden Gaylord.

Kyle Update

I may have wrote my column on Kyle Larson a week too soon. Another weekend sweep with the World of Outlaws in North Dakota commenced. It was dramatic, and if you didn’t see the highlights, check them out on OpenWheel101.com.

If that wasn’t enough, he made his first USAC Silver Crown start since 2012, this one at the Hoosier Hundred on the Indiana State Fairgrounds mile. After setting quick time just short of the track record, his Sean Michael team elected to change to a harder tire. Coming from 23rd, he won that deal as well!

The Midwest Thunder Sprint Series presented by OpenWheel101.com points (see below) lead has also succumbed to Kyle. This week’s point shows include a MOWA event Friday at Granite City (with POWRi/WAR), and World of Outlaws shows in Missouri and Nebraska. With Knoxville and I-70 being the latest cancellations, it’s crunch time! Please consider donating to the point fund.

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Up Next for the Midwest Thunder Sprints…

Fri, Aug 28 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA)

Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO)

Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO)

Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA) Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) Sun, Sept 6 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO)

2020 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 590 (10)

2. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 548

3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 530 (3)

4. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)

5. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 420 (5)

6. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 399

7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 354

8. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 321 9. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 314

10. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 256 (2)

11. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 249

12. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 245 13. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 232

14. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 230

15. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 214 (2) 16. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 197 (1)

17. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 184 (1) (tie) Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 184

19. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 181

20. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 172

21. Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 170

22. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 158

23. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 142

24. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 139

25. Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 131

26. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 117

27. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 116

28. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 112

29. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 109

30. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 101

31. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 92

32. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 88

(tie) Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 88

34. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 87

35. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 77

(tie) Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 77

37. Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 75 38. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 72 39. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70

(tie) Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 70

41. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 69

42. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 64

43. Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 63

44. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 60

(tie) Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 60

46. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 58

47. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 56

(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 56 49. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 55

50. Scott Biertzer, West Bend, WI, 53 47. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52 48. Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 48

(tie) Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 48 50. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, CA, 44 (tie) Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44 52. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 41

53. Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 40 54. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 39

55. Brian Bell, Gallaway, TN, 38

(tie) Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 38

(tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 38

(tie) Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 38

59. Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 36 60. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 35 (tie) Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 35

(tie) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 35

63. Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 34

(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 34

65. Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 32

(tie) Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 32

(tie) Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 32

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 32

69. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 28

(tie) Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 28

(tie) Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 28

(tie) Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 28 73. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26 74. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 25

(tie) Gerard McIntyre Jr., New Oxford, PA, 25 76. Matt VanderVere, Zion, IL, 20 (tie) Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 20

(tie) Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 20

(tie) Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 20

(tie) Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 20 81. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 18 (tie) Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 18 (tie) Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 18

(tie) Jeff Asher, Park Hills, MO, 18

(tie) Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 18

(tie) Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 18 87. Zach Hampton, Indianapolis, IN, 16

(tie) Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 16

(tie) Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA, 16

(tie) Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 16

(tie) Blake Egeland, Climax, MN, 16 92. Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14 (tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 14

(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 14

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 14

(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 14

(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

98. Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 12

(tie) Carson Short, Marion, IL, 12

(tie) Greg Nikitenko, Minot, ND, 12 101. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10 (tie) Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10 (tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 10

(tie) Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10

(tie) Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 10 106. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8 (tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8

(tie) Tony Wondra, Campbellsport, WI, 8

(tie) Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 8

(tie) Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 8 111. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6 (tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 6

(tie) Preston Perlmutter, San Antonio, TX, 6

(tie) Tom Egeland, Climax, MN, 6

(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 6 116. Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4 (tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4 (tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4 (tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4 (tie) Jack Routson, Waterman, IL, 4 (tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 4

(tie) Austin Deblauw, Ventura, CA, 4

(tie) Tyler Shoemaker, Clinton, IL, 4

(tie) Zach Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 4 125. Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 2 (tie) Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 2

(tie) Nick Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 2

(tie) Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 2

World of Outlaws member wins…

5, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA 2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA 2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT

1, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN

Tentative 2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX) Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA) Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA) Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Fri, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD) Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI) Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN) Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT) Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA) Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA) Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI) Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA) Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX) Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI) Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA) Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH) Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Sat, Aug 8 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)

Sun, Aug 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL) Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT) Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA) Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI) Sat, Aug 22 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Fri, Aug 28 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA)

Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO) Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO)

Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA) Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) Sun, Sept 6 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO)

Fri, Sept 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial)

Sat, Sept 12 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) (Tom Knowles Memorial) Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA)

Fri, Oct 2 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)

Sat, Oct 17 – 34 Raceway (IA)

Sat, Oct 17 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) (WoO)

The Rest TBD…

2019 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2) 2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7) 3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5) 4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2) 5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2) 6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1) 7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1) 8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3) 9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5) 10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7) 2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7) 3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5) 4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565 5. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1) 6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4) (tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398 8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2) 9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1) 10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

2017 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5) 2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7) 3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6) 4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6) 5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2) 6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1) 7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2) 8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3) 9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1) 10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

 

 

 

Weighing in on Larson!

(Bill W) August 19, 2020, Monroe, IA – I’ve avoided it as best I can. The comparisons of Kyle Larson’s season to some of our legends in the past started about as soon as he left NASCAR and started annihilating the open wheel competition.

I normally avoid these comparisons like the plague and will do so now, with a few caveats. Comparing eras in racing is not different than comparing them in any other walk of life. Times change, technology changes, society changes, people change and they evolve. We are bigger, stronger, faster and supposedly smarter than we were in the past.

What Kyle, and crew chief, Paul Silva, are doing right now is special. Talk to his fellow drivers, car owners, mechanics, media members and fans…no one doubts that. The run he has been on has been incredible.

Back in the summer of 2013, I was tasked to compare Kyle (at the time 21 years old) to Jeff Gordon at the same age by Flat Out Magazine. That article can be found at the bottom of this document. To be fair, I didn’t want to do it, and by reading it, you may be able to tell it was a struggle. And really, with all due respect to Jeff, there was no comparison in their open wheel accomplishments at that age. Kyle was already that good. Don’t get me wrong. Jeff had the same kind of God given ability, and he proved that in an illustrious NASCAR career. Jeff was a USAC midget champion, and headed south immediately at a very early age for the times.

The most common comparison of a single season to Kyle’s in 2020 is Doug Wolfgang. With Doug, you have to ask, which year? He set the single season standard at the time (mostly with Bob Trostle) at 45 wins in 1977. Like Kyle, he had ran where the money was, and he and Bob built their car themselves. With Bob Weikert and the Davey Brown Jr. and Sr., Wolfie notched a mind boggling 53 in 1985 in another independent season (I believe poor Keith Kauffman’s 32 that year with Al Hamilton was largely ingnored). And if you were around in 1989, you remember the dominance he had aboard young Danny Peace’s #8D wrenched by Deuce Turrill. They won 44 times and earned over $500,000. While the rest squabbled amongst the World of Outlaws/USA split, they came in and beat them both whenever they felt like it seemed. Sound familiar? A bit.

Steve Kinser is the modern sprint car king as far as wins go. Sure he had Karl turning the wrenches, but Steve’s determination pulled a so-so car through on more than a few occasions. How about 56 sprint car wins in a season? That’s the current record he set in 1987. He was racing the best every single night, and won a whopping 46 of the 69 World of Outlaws feature events (that included 24 of the last 26)! We haven’t heard Larson’s bounty compared to that season, and rightfully so…not yet anyway! Like Kyle, Steve and Doug did it with and without the wing.

Donny Schatz has been dominating in a time when equipment has been equalized. He is smooth, and races clean. He is a ten-time World of Outlaws champion. Sammy Swindell has been as dominant as anyone in his career.

Others have been on rails in different eras. Hooker Hood wrapped up over 100 feature wins in his super-modified in the mid-south in 1967 and 1968.

In the early 1900’s, races were fewer and careers much shorter. That said, drivers like the “King of the Dirt Tracks,” Gus Schrader, Emory Collins and Jimmie Wilburn stood out. But they racked up the wins as well! Check out this all-time top 20 in sanctioned wins only from 1900-2019 (thanks Bob Mays).

1. Steve Kinser 764

2. Sammy Swindell 481

3. Emory Collins 359

4. Donny Schatz 318

5. Gus Schrader 290

6. Doug Wolfgang 237

7. Gary Wright 230

8. Brent Kaeding 221

9. Mark Kinser 220

10. Danny Lasoski 219

11. Jimmie Wilburn 208

12. Bobby Grim 185

13. Joey Saldana 183

14. Ralph DePalma 179

15. Dale Blaney 151

(tie) Mark Dobmeier 151

17. Dave Blaney 149

18. Jac Haudenschild 128

19. Ron Shuman 127

20. Deb Snyder 124

Pretty cool stuff. As I walk amongst the plaques of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees, one thing sticks out when I see a Hall of Fame driver. Of the ones I’ve been fortunate to see race, when I showed up at a racetrack on a certain night, I knew that in 99% of the cases of the drivers I see in the Hall of Fame (and maybe more), that was the driver everyone was looking to beat on that given night.

It could have been Gary Wright at Devil’s Bowl, Terry McCarl at Huset’s, Lance Dewease or Kauffman at the Port, Doug Wolfgang or Danny Lasoski at Knoxville, Sammy Swindell at Bristol, Brent Kaeding at San Jose, Richard Griffin at Perris or Steve Kinser just about anywhere. I suspect that’s the way it was for Gus Schrader, or Emory Collins, or Wilburn or Deb Snyder.

So you see why I’m reluctant to compare Kyle to others. But Kyle is in that zone right now. I knew when I watched USAC Indiana Midget Week. I knew when I saw him race with the All Stars this season, I knew at PA and OH Speedweeks, and I knew when all the money was on the line last weekend in Knoxville…he’s the one to beat. He is special, and I’m enjoying watching him while I can.

I also enjoy what a good person he is. He takes time for the fans, and there are many. He takes time to come in the Hall of Fame, take his time, and appreciate the history of the sport. He’s going back to NASCAR as soon as that is possible…but he will be back, and he will always be present. And we are all the better for it!

Speaking of Kyle, with all the winning, he’s snuck into second place behind Brian Brown in the Midwest Thunder Sprint Series presented by OpenWheel101.com point standings. That may be more cash headed his way if he sticks around the Midwest a while!

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Up Next for the Midwest Thunder Sprints…

Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO) Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) Sun, Aug 23 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO) Fri, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Sat, Aug 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO) Sun, Aug 30 – Dirt Oval Route 66 (IL) (IRA)

Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO)

2020 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 530 (3)

2. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 490 (8)

3. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)

4. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 473

5. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 370 (4)

6. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 359

7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 354

8. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 321 9. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 254

10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 249

11. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 245 12. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 232

13. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 230

14. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 210 (2)

15. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 206 (1) 16. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 197 (1)

17. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 184 (1) (tie) Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 184

19. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 172

20. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 158

21. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 146

22. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 139 23. Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 125

24. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 108

25. Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 99

26. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 96

27. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 95

28. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 92

29. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 88

(tie) Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 88 31. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 87

32. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 77 33. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 74

34. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 72 35. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70

(tie) Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 70

37. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 69

38. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 64

39. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 60

(tie) Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 60

41. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 58

42. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 56

(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 56 44. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 55

(tie) Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 55

(tie) Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 55 47. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52 (tie) Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 52 49. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, CA, 44 (tie) Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44

51. Scott Biertzer, West Bend, WI, 43

52. Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 42 53. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 41

54. Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 40 55. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 39

56. Brian Bell, Gallaway, TN, 38

(tie) Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 38

58. Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 36 59. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 35 (tie) Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 35

(tie) Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 35

62. Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 34

63. Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 32

(tie) Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 32

(tie) Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 32

66. Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 30

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 30

68. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 28 69. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26

(tie) Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 26

(tie) Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 26

(tie) James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 26 73. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 25

(tie) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 25 75. Matt VanderVere, Zion, IL, 20 (tie) Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 20

(tie) Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 20

(tie) Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 20 79. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 18 (tie) Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 18 (tie) Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 18

(tie) Jeff Asher, Park Hills, MO, 18

(tie) Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 18 84. Zach Hampton, Indianapolis, IN, 16

(tie) Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 16

(tie) Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 16

(tie) Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA, 16 88. Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14 (tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 14

(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 14

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 14

(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 14

(tie) Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 14

(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

95. Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 12

(tie) Carson Short, Marion, IL, 12 97. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10 (tie) Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10 (tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 10

(tie) Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10 101. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8 (tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8

(tie) Tony Wondra, Campbellsport, WI, 8

(tie) Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 8 105. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6 (tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 6

(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 6

(tie) Preston Perlmutter, San Antonio, TX, 6 109. Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4 (tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4 (tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4 (tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4 (tie) Jack Routson, Waterman, IL, 4 (tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 4

(tie) Austin Deblauw, Ventura, CA, 4

(tie) Tyler Shoemaker, Clinton, IL, 4 117. Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 2 (tie) Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 2

World of Outlaws member wins…

5, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA 2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA 2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT

1, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN

Tentative 2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX) Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA) Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA) Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Fri, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD) Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI) Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN) Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT) Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA) Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA) Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI) Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA) Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX) Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI) Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA) Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH) Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Sat, Aug 8 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)

Sun, Aug 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL) Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT) Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO) Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) Sun, Aug 23 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO) Fri, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Sat, Aug 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO) Sun, Aug 30 – Dirt Oval Route 66 (IL) (IRA)

Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO)

Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA) Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) Sun, Sept 6 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO)

Fri, Sept 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Sept 11 – I-70 Speedway (MO) (WoO) Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial)

Sat, Sept 12 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) (Tom Knowles Memorial)

Sat, Sept 12 – I-70 Speedway (MO) (WoO) Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA) Fri, Sept 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Sat, Sept 26 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)

Sat, Oct 17 – 34 Raceway (IA)

Sat, Oct 17 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) (WoO)

Much TBD…

2019 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2) 2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7) 3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5) 4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2) 5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2) 6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1) 7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1) 8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3) 9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5) 10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7) 2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7) 3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5) 4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565 5. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1) 6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4) (tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398 8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2) 9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1) 10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

2017 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5) 2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7) 3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6) 4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6) 5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2) 6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1) 7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2) 8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3) 9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1) 10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

The Next Kyle Larson?

(From Flatout Magazine Summer 2013)

by Bill Wright - The term prodigy is thrown around in society too often. In open wheel racing, anyone competing under the age of twenty is labeled as such. We always tag these youngsters as “the next Jeff Gordon” or “the next Tony Stewart”. These labels are just this side of impossible to live up to. Jeff and Smoke have become the icons that all open wheel youngsters who crave racing on Sunday seek to attain.

One driver is changing our racing terminology. I remember interviewing Kyle Larson as part of an internet broadcast several years ago. He was tearing up the dirt karts at Red Bluff and other venues in California and was coming to English Creek Speedway in Iowa during the Nationals. He was about twelve years old I’m guessing. He couldn’t have been more modest, something I thought was extraordinary for his age and successes. Nothing has changed there. However, while some were soon to label him “the next Jeff Gordon” from California, I knew the road that many of these youngsters take all too well.

It had become all too common for Mom and Dad to buy all the equipment money could buy to chase USAC, starting at the age of sixteen or so, and chase the ghosts of Jeff and Tony. Many would burn out and some would get a raw deal for a while at the next level. A minute percentage would get a decent shot. I wasn’t a believer in Kyle Larson being the next best thing, but maybe I should have been.

We thought it might be fun to do some comparisons of Gordon and Larson. Comparing individuals may be my least favorite thing to do. Members of the media like to think they know it all. I’m far from one of them. Predicting what will happen in the future is something none of us can do, but we thought it would be fun to do comparison for a current perspective on Larson.

Jeff Gordon has set the standard for young open wheel racers. When Jeff was running sprints and midgets at the ages of 13, 14, 15 and 16 in the mid-80’s, it was quite the novelty. Most started in their late teens, or in the case of the greatest of all-time, Steve Kinser, in their twenties. Some were angry at those responsible for putting Jeff in a sprint car. Times have changed. Kyle turned 21 this summer. That’s hard to imagine, because it seems he’s been around for some time.

In comparing the two, one thing stands out. Both were not born with a silver spoon. What they have accomplished has come by way of talent. No amount of money can make a driver do what they’ve done. When Jeff was traveling and racing sprint cars, he and stepfather John Bickford could be found sleeping in the pickup on occasion. And while it’s been a while since I’ve conversed with Jeff, at last check, these two are as modest as it comes. That can usually be traced to one’s upbringing.

Our comparison of the two covers primarily their open wheel careers prior to age 21. Jeff Gordon is a four-time NASCAR champion since then. It’s apples and oranges to bring Kyle onto that level right now, but he is headed straight for it! There is no denying that.

Jeff had a great open-wheel career, but one look at Kyle Larson’s accomplishments the past two seasons alone will make the most hardcore fan dizzy. Just putting the enormity of the wins together requires a break and a deep breath. It really is mind-numbing. With and without a wing in 410’s, 360’s and midgets, he has won on the biggest stages. What is truly awesome is, like Stewart, you are liable to see him back at your local dirt track any moment!

Early On

By the time Jeff was six years old, he had won 35 karting main events running out of his hometown of Vallejo, California. In 1981, at the age of ten, he was a mind-blowing 25 for 25 in karting. By the time he was thirteen, Jeff was ready to get into the sprint cars.

Kyle started “late” in the karts at age seven, but he won his first race at eight, and by the time he was sixteen and ready to get into the sprint cars, he had twenty-six championships.

Both drivers started in wing sprint car racing. At thirteen, Jeff was racing with the All Stars in Florida, and he won his first sprint car start at the age of fourteen at KC Raceway in Chillicothe, Ohio. Progressing into his teens, and now living in Pittsboro, Indiana, he won the Bloomington Speedway (winged) and Eldora Speedway championships in 1988.

Jeff received a financial break with sponsorship from Aussie John Rae that season and went on to win fourteen of fifteen events in New Zealand and Australia that winter.

In 2007, at the age of sixteen, Kyle started running sprint cars. He was nominated for National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Rookie of the Year honors in both the 410 and 360 classes…the first driver to do so. He became the youngest Civil War Series (360w) feature winner ever, in addition to being the youngest to win features at Placerville Speedway and Petaluma Speedway.

Kyle would finish runner-up in Civil War points in 2008, before grabbing his first 410 win in 2009, capturing Rookie of the Year honors in the Golden State Challenge Series. In 2010, pairing with California legend, Brent Kaeding, he won the Golden State Challenge Championship. Kyle also kept busy by winning the Calistoga Speedway championship and finishing second at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville (360w). Oh yeah, we can’t forget he won the Outlaw kart Tulsa Shootout and finished tenth in the Chili Bowl in a midget to start the season!

Gordon in USAC

Jeff amazed race fans by winning his first ever USAC National midget start at the age of 18 in 1989. Incidentally, he set a one-lap track record at Indianapolis Raceway Park that night. He went on to win the “Night Before the 500” at IRP and was named the USAC midget Rookie of the Year.

In 1990, Jeff became the youngest USAC National Midget Champion at the age of 19. He captured both the “Hut Hundred” and the Belleville Midget Nationals that season, and took his first foray into Busch Grand National racing.

The following year would be his last. He set another age mark, by becoming the youngest USAC Silver Crown Champion. His biggest win that season was his midget win at Eldora Speedway’s 4-crown Nationals. Jeff totaled twenty-two USAC wins in his career and received a lot of notoriety because of his young age and the spotlight that ESPN’s “Thursday Night Thunder” brought.

Kyle’s Insane 2011

Even novice fans had heard of Larson by 2011. He went on to win twenty-two times and was named to the Motor Sports Press Association Open Wheel/Oval track Driver of the Year. Kyle was also the first to ever win the Hall of Fame’s “Wild Card” Award in all three sprint car divisions – Non-wing, 360 and 410.

Kyle took USAC by storm in all three classes, finishing second in the sprints, third in the midgets and third in the Silver Crown series in his first year. The highlights of his USAC season in a nutshell are as follows: sweeping all three divisions at Eldora’s 4-Crown, winning the Silver Crown Ted Horn Memorial 100 on the mile in Duquoin, Illinois, winning the richest non-wing sprint car show, the Ultimate Challenge in Oskaloosa, Iowa, and winning the Belleville Nationals. In addition, in his first pavement starts in USAC’s three divisions, he set quick time.

Proving he could beat the best in the winged business in either 410 or 360 ranks, Kyle became the youngest winner ever of Silver Dollar Speedway’s Gold Cup Race of Champions with the World of Outlaws (Jeff’s best WoO finish ever was a fourth at Bloomington) at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California. He also beat the ASCS (360) National Series in Hanford, California and captured ASCS Northwest Speedweek.

Kyle turns it up in 2012

After a bar set so high the previous season, most expected a letdown for Kyle, especially with a busy schedule with the fenders on pavement in 2012. We couldn’t have been more wrong. Kyle’s win total went from twenty-two to thirty!

Kyle’s first ever stock car/late model race on the pavement at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway in February didn’t go too bad. You guessed it…he won! All Kyle did in the stock cars in 2012 was win the K&N Pro Series East championship. It was a nice warm-up for moving into Nationwide this year.

Kyle Larson may be best explained with an early season run he had at the Tulare Thunderbowl in Tulare, California. Driving Josh Ford’s #73 non-wing 360 sprinter, he won on the preliminary night. He also won the 410 winged portion in Paul Silva’s #57.

On the final night, things appeared grim with a heat crash in Ford’s machine. Never fear! Ryan Bernal’s #73 was made available. Kyle started last in the B before driving to the fourth and final transfer. Starting tail, he would go on to pass everyone again. His perfect four for four went away with four laps to go in the 410 finale with a blown oil filter seal (while leading).

Another double came at Kokomo Speedway with his first sprint car win there, followed by a midget week win on the same night. Strapping the wing on again, he won with the All Stars at Ohio Speedweek the first time he had seen either Cannonball Speedway or Wayne County Speedway.

How about a repeat of the $15,000 Ultimate Challenge at Oskaloosa? Why not? How about winning your prelim night in your first ever Knoxville Nationals? Why not? No problem for the Rookie of the Year at the Nationals.

At Chico in September, Kyle would win both the 360 non-wing feature and the Civil War (360w) race at the Gold Cup. To prove 2011 wasn’t a fluke, he beat Donny Schatz by a half-lap to win his second Gold Cup in a row. Add another midget win at the 4-Crown, some more wins, the $10,000 Gold Crown in Granite City, Illinois and oh yeah, the Turkey Night Grand Prix…and tack on a few wins across the pond last winter.

Summing it Up

Kyle started 2013 out in January, winning his Chili Bowl prelim before challenging for the lead on the final night. The feat itself…to stay with the Swindell’s and compete on the final night…was his alone. The wins keep coming. He’s running Nationwide in South Carolina one night, and passing twenty-nine cars in the B and A mains against the Outlaws at Knoxville the next night. How cool is that?

You see why our perspectives should change. Many will utter “The next Kyle Larson” in the future. I for one will not be one of them. One thing stands out for Jeff Gordon and Kyle Larson…talent. Yes, they both landed in good rides eventually, but they got there with talent. It’s refreshing and encouraging to see that money only goes so far. There is still room for the good ones...the good ones have a passion. And the cream will rise to the top…and in the case of Larson, it’s still rising!

 

 

 

 

Kyle Larson Throttles Them All for $50,000 Capitani Classic Triumph! 

by Bill Wright 

 

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 15, 2020) – Kyle Larson dominated the best in the business Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway, taking home the Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank.  The Elk Grove, California native netted $50,000 for his win aboard the Paul Silva wrenched #57.   

 

Larson earned the pole position for the 30-lap feature event by winning the Dash.  He shot out to the lead immediately, ahead of Aaron Reutzel, Logan Schuchart, David Gravel and Carson Macedo.  Schuchart passed Reutzel for the second spot, just as the Texan slowed with gear issues.  He was done for the event. 

 

Larson shot back out to the lead, with the best racing being a donnybrook between Sweet and Macedo for the fourth spot.  They traded the position three times by lap seven.  On lap 12, Larson was already into lapped traffic.  Schuchart shot by Gravel for second on lap 14, while Macedo moved by Sweet to take fourth on lap 15.   

 

With ten laps to go, Larson was putting the whip to the #57, and had opened up the 3.7 second lead.  With five to go, that lead had built to over six seconds.  Gravel took second back from Schuchart at that point, but Larson was out of sight. 

 

James McFadden got into the turn four wall hard with two to go.  He was uninjured and returned to action after a work area stop.   

 

Though his big lead was erased, Larson was unphased the rest of the way, winning over Gravel, Schuchart, Macedo and Spencer Bayston.  Sweet, Sheldon Haudenschild, Austin McCarl, Rico Abreu and Daryn Pittman rounded out the top ten.  Donny Schatz put on the charge of the night, passing 42 cars.  After winning the C main from 17th, he charged from 18th to fourth in the B, and from 24th to 12th in the feature.  Sweet, Abreu, Macedo and Bayston won the four qualifiers.  Brian Brown won the B after suffering mechanical issues in his qualifier. 

 

“This means a lot,” said Larson in Victory Lane.  “2020 has been a crazy year.  We all wish it was Nationals.  Hats off to the World of Outlaws and Knoxville Raceway and everyone who presented this race.  In the main event, I could get down the straightaways really good.  When I caught traffic, I wanted to be aggressive.  I felt like we set a really good pace.  I didn’t want to see that red flag late.  I was thankful it was a single file restart.  I didn’t really know what to do.  I decided to protect into one.  That’s always nerve-wracking, but my car’s so good.  Paul did a heck of a job.” 

 

“If he ran the top, I was going to send it in on him,” said Gravel of the late restart.  “It just didn’t happen.  It was a good race.  We wouldn’t have had a shot if that red didn’t come out.  He was gone.  We didn’t get going early in the race.  I had to battle Logan quite a bit to get by him.  I think we probably had the second best car.  Maybe if we started on the front row, we could have held with him a little longer.  We just never had a chance.” 

 

“I thought I was going to have a good shot at it rolling the bottom,” said Schuchart.  “I just feel like the top was faster, and Kyle got it from the beginning.  I just got beat by the better experienced drivers and teams tonight.  We’ve gotten better and better since we’ve been coming to Knoxville.  We really hit it right last year.  I just moved my wing back a little too much and got tight on the cushion.  We keep getting better and more comfortable.” 

 

The next action at Knoxville Raceway takes place Friday night, August 28 on Busch Light Night featuring $1 Busch Light!  Saturday, August 29 is Iowa Corn Growers Association District 5 and District 9 Night also featuring $1 Busch Light.  All three sprint car classes (410, 360 and Pro) will be in action both nights!  For more information on the Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter. 

 

Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank Results  

 

Qualifier One (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (2); 2. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (4); 3. 9, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (3); 4. 17w, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (6) / 5. 48, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (7); 6. 49x, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (11); 7. 17x, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (8); 8. 33m, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (10) / 9. 5c, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (9); 10. 42, Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA (14); 11. 27, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (12); 12. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (13); 13. 21, Brian Brown, Grass Valley, CA (1); 14. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (5); 15. 56, Joe Simbro, Swan, IA (15) 

 

Qualifier Two (started), 12 Laps, 3:19.2: 1. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (1); 2. 12N, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (4); 3. 26, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (2); 4. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (5) / 5. 7s, Jason Sides, Memphis, TN (6); 6. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (8); 7. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (3); 8. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (10) / 9. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (9); 10. 83J, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (11); 11. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (12); 12. 9w, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (13); 13. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (7); 14. 6, Bill Rose, Plainfield, IN (14) 

  

Qualifier Three (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. 2, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (1); 2. 1a, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (2); 3. 19, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (3); 4. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (7) / 5. 2m, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (9); 6. 13, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (6); 7. 39, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (5); 8. 44s, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (10) / 9. 2KS, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (4); 10. 5, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (8); 11. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (12); 12. 70, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (13); 13. 41s, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (11); 14. 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN (14) 

 

Qualifier Four (started), 12 Laps, 3:17.6: 1. 71, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (1); 2. 83, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (2); 3. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (3); 4. 3z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (4) / 5. 14, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (7); 6. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (5); 7. 7, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (6); 8. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (9) / 9. 2c, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (10); 10. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (11); 11. 88, Kyle Offill, Tracy, CA (12); 12. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (8); 13. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (14); 14. 35, Zach Hampton, Indianapolis, IN (13) 

 

C main, 14 Laps, NT: 1. Donny Schatz (17); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 3. Ian Madsen (7); 4. Tasker Phillips (11) / 5. Brooke Tatnell (3); 6. Josh Schneiderman (2); 7. Tucker Klaasmeyer (9); 8. Sye Lynch (5); 9. Kyle Offill (12); 10. Tori Knutson (19); 11. Davey Heskin (10); 12. Wayne Johnson (4); 13. Colby Copeland (1); 14. Sawyer Phillips (16); 15. Chris Martin (13); 16. Skylar Gee (8); 17. Cale Thomas (14); 18. Anthony Macri (15); 19. Joe Simbro (20); 20. Kevin Ingle (21); 21. Bill Rose (18) DNS – Zach Hampton, Dominic Scelzi, Ryan Giles  

 

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:42.5: 1. Kyle Larson (2); 2. Aaron Reutzel (1); 3. Logan Schuchart (4); 4. Brad Sweet (6); 5. David Gravel (3); 6. Carson Macedo (7); 7. Rico Abreu (8); 8. Spencer Bayston (5) 

 

B main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. Danny Dietrich (3); 3. Matt Juhl (2); 4. Donny Schatz (18) / 5. Kerry Madsen (5); 6. Tyler Courtney (8); 7. Tim Kaeding (13); 8. Jason Sides (4); 9. Paul McMahan (9); 10. Parker Price-Miller (6); 11. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (10); 12. Kraig Kinser (17); 13. Ayrton Gennetten (15); 14. Tim Shaffer (7); 15. Ian Madsen (20); 16. Trey Starks (16); 17. Mason Daniel (14); 18. Tasker Phillips (21); 19. Lynton Jeffrey (19); 20. Josh Baughman (11); 21. Sammy Swindell (12) 

 

A main, 30 Laps, NT: 1. Kyle Larson (1); 2. David Gravel (5); 3. Logan Schuchart (3); 4. Carson Macedo (6); 5. Spencer Bayston (8); 6. Brad Sweet (4); 7. Sheldon Haudenschild (9); 8. Austin McCarl (19); 9. Rico Abreu (7); 10. Daryn Pittman (12); 11. Cory Eliason (14); 12. Donny Schatz (24); 13. Gio Scelzi (16); 14. Joey Saldana (10); 15. Danny Dietrich (22); 16. Brian Brown (21); 17. Matt Juhl (23); 18. Shane Stewart (15); 19. Brock Zearfoss (20); 20. Jacob Allen (11); 21. James McFadden (13); 22. Shane Golobic (17); 23. Terry McCarl (18); 24. Aaron Reutzel (2). Lap Leader: Larson 1-30. Hard-charger: Schatz. 

 

 

David Gravel Streaks to Victory on Night #2 of Knoxville’s “One and Only!”

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 14, 2020) – David Gravel held off Kyle Larson in another classic feature Friday night at the Knoxville Raceway. Gravel’s win came on Night #2 of the “One and Only” featuring the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws. The Watertown, Connecticut driver bagged $10,000 for his seventh career win at Knoxville aboard the Jason Johnson Racing #41. Gravel and Larson, who won on Night #1 are joined by Aaron Reutzel and Logan Schuchart in locking themselves into the Dash for Saturday night’s $50,000 to win Brownell’s Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank.

David Gravel shot out early from his starting spot on the pole to lead early in the 25-lap main event. Rico Abreu settled into second, followed by Kyle Larson, Brian Brown and Spencer Bayston.

Gravel entered lapped traffic on the seventh circuit, but Brown suffered a flat right rear, bringing a caution. On the double-file restart, Larson hopped the inside berm coming out of turn four and shot across the track, contacting Bayston. The result was fatal left front damage for Bayston, and minor damage to Larson’s top wing.

Gravel shot out again when the green flag fell, while Abreu and Larson battled hard for the second spot. Brad Sweet, who started tenth, moved into fourth. Larson finally found his way by Abreu into second on lap nine, and Sweet followed him into third the next time around.

When Gravel entered lapped traffic again on lap 15, Larson slowly reeled him in the rest of the way. Though none but himself could be on his parallel Thursday night, Larson could not catch the speedy 2019 Knoxville Nationals champion.

Gravel would streak across the line two-tenths of a second ahead of Larson. Sweet held onto third, followed by Abreu and Shane Golobic. Sheldon Haudenschild, Cory Eliason, Shane Stewart, Logan Schuchart and Aaron Reutzel rounded out the top ten. Jacob Allen set quick time over the 63-car field for the second night in a row. Haudenschild, Colby Copeland, Sammy Swindell, Brooke Tatnell, Larson and Sawyer Phillips won heat races. Skylar Gee won the D main, Josh Schneiderman took the C main, and Schuchart claimed the B. Gravel was the Dash winner.

Gravel, Larson, Reutzel and Schuchart lock into Saturday night’s Dash, while the rest will line heads up by points (below) in four Qualifiers. The winners of the 12-lap qualifiers will join the quartet in the Dash, and the top four finishers will transfer to the feature. Fifth through eighth place finishers head to the B, ninth through 12th go to the C, with everyone else heading to the D.

“Paul Silva and Kyle Larson are really good, but when Phillip Dietz and David Gravel are on, we can compete with the best,” said Gravel in Victory Lane. “Tonight it showed. Kyle is a good friend, and he’s making us step up our game. It’s been a struggle this year to get a balance. Tonight we were running well. It was definitely intense. Those lapped cars…who knows where they were going? I know Kyle was close at the end. I know we had a good last lap. I was getting tight on the curb. We’re right where we want to be (for Saturday). We did our job.”

“The racecar was really good,” said Larson. “Especially when I get to traffic, I feel really good. David just did a little better job than me at some points of the early parts when we got to traffic. I couldn’t make enough ground to stay close off of two. It was a good points night for the dash tomorrow. It’s definitely a cool format. I feel like it rewards drivers who move forward when they hit the racetrack. We were able to do that, and it put us in position to go for a big win tomorrow.”

“It feels like a win for us,” said Sweet. “Obviously, we needed a good rebound after last night. This team’s been through a lot. It’s nice to be on the podium. We’ll see where we line up for tomorrow. We changed a lot on the car tonight, and I felt like we were really competitive in the A. We just needed something a little bit better there, so we’ll see what we can do. We need to get through that Qualifier and give these guys a run for their money.”

Tickets are sold out for Saturday’s $50,000 to win Brownell’s Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank! Get live results at KnoxvilleRaceway.com, or view the PPV broadcast at www.DirtVision.com. For more information on the Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws “The One and Only” Night #1 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (2), 15.718; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (42), 15.723; 3. 41, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (46), 15.811; 4. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (28), 15.825; 5. 19, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (47), 15.833; 6. 71, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (55), 15.834; 7. O9, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (39), 15.854; 8. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (48), 15.883; 9. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (33), 15.886; 10. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (57), 15.891; 11. 83, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (37), 15.893; 12. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (3), 15.909; 13. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (29), 15.916; 14. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (6), 15.942; 15. 12N, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (13), 15.952; 16. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (40), 15.979; 17. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (1), 15.987; 18. 26, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (32), 16.005; 19. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (4), 16.007; 20. 48, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (38), 16.009; 21. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (58), 16.013; 22. 83J, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (44), 16.015; 23. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (20), 16.021; 24. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (19), 16.024; 25. 14, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (14), 16.054; 26. 9, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (56), 16.055; 27. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (26), 16.065; 28. 13, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (31), 16.082; 29. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (16), 16.086; 30. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (15), 16.091; 31. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (49), 16.091; 32. 2, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (7), 16.112; 33. 3Z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (23), 16.124; 34. 7, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (12), 16.146; 35. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (59), 16.152; 36. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (30), 16.167; 37. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (25), 16.169; 38. 5C, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (35), 16.172; 39. 88, Kyle Offill, Tracy, CA (17), 16.183; 40. 2KS, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (41), 16.212; 41. 42, Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA (24), 16.231; 42. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (22), 16.242; 43. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (52), 16.259; 44. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (50), 16.265; 45. 39, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (21), 16.266; 46. 5, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (10), 16.293; 47. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (5), 16.311; 48. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 16.350; 49. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (11), 16.364; 50. 27, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (60), 16.394; 51. 70, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (34), 16.408; 52. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (63), 16.436; 53. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (43), 16.439; 54. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (62), 16.469; 55. 9W, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (53), 16.489; 56. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (61), 16.500; 57. 6, Bill Rose, Plainfield, IN (45), 16.505; 58. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (9), 16.507; 59. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (18), 16.553; 60. 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN (36), 16.880; 61. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (27), 17.085; 62. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (54), 17.303; 63. 94, Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN (51), NT.

Heat one (started), 10 Laps, 2:42.7: 1. Sheldon Haudenschild (3) / 2. Jason Sides (1); 3. Parker Price-Miller (4); 4. Dominic Scelzi (2); 5. Josh Baughman (5); 6. Austin McCarl (9); 7. Jacob Allen (8); 8. Matt Juhl (7); 9. Mason Daniel (6); 10. Ryan Giles (10); 11. Joe Simbro (11)

Heat two (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Colby Copeland (2) / 2. James McFadden (4); 3. Carson Macedo (3); 4. Anthony Macri (6); 5. Brian Brown (8); 6. Aaron Reutzel (7); 7. Danny Dietrich (5); 8. Hunter Schuerenberg (1); 9. Tucker Klaasmeyer (9); 10. Zach Hampton (10); 11. Kevin Ingle (11)

Heat three (started), 10 Laps, 2:44.4: 1. Sammy Swindell (1) / 2. Brock Zearfoss (3); 3. David Gravel (8); 4. Logan Schuchart (5); 5. Shane Golobic (7); 6. Josh Schneiderman (4); 7. Joey Saldana (6); 8. Cale Thomas (9); 9. Kyle Offill (2); 10. Bill Rose (10); DNS – Jeff Swindell

Heat four (started), 10 Laps, 2:46.0: 1. Brooke Tatnell (2) / 2. Tim Kaeding (3); 3. Rico Abreu (6); 4. Paul McMahan (4); 5. Brad Sweet (7); 6. Ian Madsen (1); 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (8); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 9. Tasker Phillips (10); 10. Skylar Gee (9)

Heat five (started), 10 Laps, 2:43.9: 1. Kyle Larson (5) / 2. Wayne Johnson (1); 3. Terry McCarl (3); 4. Shane Stewart (8); 5. Daryn Pittman (7); 6. Ayrton Gennetten (4); 7. Gio Scelzi (6); 8. Kraig Kinser (9); 9. Chris Martin (10); 10. Sye Lynch (2)

Heat six (started), 10 Laps, 2:45.9: 1. Sawyer Phillips (1) / 2. Trey Starks (2); 3. Cory Eliason (6); 4. Spencer Bayston (8); 5. Tim Shaffer (3); 6. Kerry Madsen (5); 7. Donny Schatz (7); 8. Davey Heskin (9); 9. Tyler Courtney (4); 10. Tori Knutson (10)

D main (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.0: 1. Skylar Gee (2); 2. Tucker Klaasmeyer (1); 3. Tasker Phillips (3); 4. Chris Martin (4) / 5. Zach Hampton (6); 6. Ryan Giles (5); 7. Tori Knutson (8); 8. Bill Rose (7); 9. Joe Simbro (9) DNS – Kevin Ingle, Jeff Swindell

C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:52.0: 1. Josh Schneiderman (1); 2. Dominic Scelzi (2); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 4. Wayne Johnson (3) / 5. Tim Shaffer (6); 6. Mason Daniel (4); 7. Tyler Courtney (8); 8. Austin McCarl (10); 9. Ayrton Gennetten (5); 10. Ian Madsen (9); 11. Kraig Kinser (15); 12. Davey Heskin (16); 13. Cale Thomas (14); 14. Skylar Gee (17); 15. Tasker Phillips (19); 16. Chris Martin (20); 17. Sye Lynch (13); 18. Kyle Offill (11); 19. Tucker Klaasmeyer (18); 20. Hunter Schuerenberg (12)

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:37.4: 1. David Gravel (1); 2. Rico Abreu (2); 3. Brian Brown (4); 4. Kyle Larson (8); 5. Shane Golobic (3); 6. Cory Eliason (5); 7. Shane Stewart (7); 8. Spencer Bayston (6)

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:22.8: 1. Logan Schuchart (3); 2. Matt Juhl (1); 3. Brock Zearfoss (4); 4. Carson Macedo (8) / 5. Parker Price-Miller (2); 6. Gio Scelzi (12); 7. Tim Kaeding (6); 8. Paul McMahan (9); 9. Joey Saldana (10); 10. Donny Schatz (7); 11. Danny Dietrich (16); 12. Trey Starks (13); 13. Lynton Jeffrey (19); 14. Josh Baughman (5); 15. Terry McCarl (11); 16. Josh Schneiderman (17); 17. Kerry Madsen (15); 18. Jason Sides (14); 19. Dominic Scelzi (18); 20. Wayne Johnson (20)

A main, 25 Laps, NT: 1. David Gravel (1); 2. Kyle Larson (4); 3. Brad Sweet (10); 4. Rico Abreu (2); 5. Shane Golobic (5); 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (14); 7. Cory Eliason (6); 8. Shane Stewart (7); 9. Logan Schuchart (21); 10. Aaron Reutzel (15); 11. Donny Schatz (25, prov.); 12. James McFadden (13); 13. Carson Macedo (24); 14. Matt Juhl (22); 15. Anthony Macri (9); 16. Brian Brown (3); 17. Sammy Swindell (19); 18. Daryn Pittman (12); 19. Jacob Allen (11); 20. Brock Zearfoss (23); 21. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (16); 22. Sawyer Phillips (20); 23. Brooke Tatnell (18); 24. Colby Copeland (17); 25. Spencer Bayston (8). Lap Leader: Gravel 1-25. Hard-charger: Schatz.

Unofficial Points Heading into Saturday’s Capitani Classic

Top Four Locked into Saturday’s Dash…

1 41 David Gravel 849

2 57 Kyle Larson 846

3 87 Aaron Reutzel 821

4 1S Logan Schuchart 812

Drivers Lining Heads up in Four Qualifiers transferring the winner to the Dash, and the top four to the main event…

5 21 Brian Brown 804

6 24 Rico Abreu 783

7 2 Carson Macedo 777

8 71 Spencer Bayston 776

9 49 Brad Sweet 768

10 26 Cory Eliason 768

11 1A Jacob Allen 753

12 83 Daryn Pittman 739

13 9 James McFadden 738

14 O9 Matt Juhl 734

15 19 Shane Stewart 725

16 18 Gio Scelzi 717

17 17 Sheldon Haudenschild 717

18 12N Joey Saldana 713

19 2KS Brooke Tatnell 708

20 3Z Brock Zearfoss 684

21 15 Donny Schatz 679

22 4 Terry McCarl 670

23 39 Sammy Swindell 667

24 15H Sam Hafertepe Jr. 666

25 17W Shane Golobic 660

26 7S Jason Sides 649

27 13 Paul McMahan 648

28 7 Tim Kaeding 646

29 48 Danny Dietrich 636

30 3P Sawyer Phillips 626

31 17A Austin McCarl 617

32 14 Parker Price-Miller 616

33 17X Josh Baughman 614

34 7BC Tyler Courtney 613

35 5 Ian Madsen 608

36 39M Anthony Macri 604

37 5C Colby Copeland 597

38 49J Josh Schneiderman 585

39 2M Kerry Madsen 570

40 11K Kraig Kinser 561

41 33M Mason Daniel 545

42 3 Ayrton Gennetten 532

43 44S Trey Starks 499

44 2C Wayne Johnson 495

45 49X Tim Shaffer 489

46 83J Lynton Jeffrey 486

47 55 Hunter Schuerenberg 470

48 99 Skylar Gee 410

49 27 Tucker Klaasmeyer 410

50 56N Davey Heskin 403

51 7TAZ Tasker Phillips 402

52 41S