9/30/22 

 

I-30 Speedway 

Benton, AR 

 

Short Track Nationals Night #1 

 

ASCS 

 

84 cars 

 

Group A 

 

The field was split into two groups, with two separate programs run.  Each group had four heats, two B’s and a feature.  Drivers qualified in their heat groups.  Aaron Reutzel set a new track record (11.812) on the quarter-mile, besting Sammy Swindell’s mark with the WoO there in 2016 (11.835).  Garet Williamson was best in the second heat group (11.949), Colton Heath in the third group (11.986) and Dylan Westbrook in the fourth (12.073). 

 

Heat one (started): 1. Mark Smith 43M (1) 2. Aaron Reutzel 8 (4) 3. Justin Sanders 39 (3) 4. Tony Bruce Jr. 12H (2) / 5. Matt Covington 95 (5) 6. Eric Baldaccini 0 (6) 7. Tucker Boulton 74 (7) 8. Dusty Young 5L (8) 9. Joseph Poe Jr. 27J (10) 10. Wade Buttrey 48 (9) 11. Jamie Manley 132 (11) 

 

8-lap heats had an invert of four, and took the top four to the feature.  Heat winners and the fastest qualifier in the top four redrew for their feature starting spot.  Smith led the distance, holding off Reutzel.  Bruce was third, until overtaken by Sanderson on lap three. 

 

Heat two (started): 1. Jeremy Middleton 15J (1) 2. Jason Martin 36 (3) 3. Josh McCord 85 (7) 4. Carson Short 21x (5) / 5. Joseph Miller 30 (8) 6. Michael Day 91 (6) 7. Ayden Gatewood 37 (11) 8. Ryan Bickett 17B (9) 9. Alex Lyles 17A (10) 10. Garet Williamson 24w (4) 11. Hayden Martin 67 (2) 

 

Middleton led early over H. Martin, J. Martin and McCord.  Williamson came to a stop a lap in, bringing caution.  H. Martin flipped out of second on the restart.  He was uninjured.  Williamson exited.  Short nabbed third on that restart, and then went over the top of the cushion on lap four.  He rebounded to hold the final transfer. 

 

Heat three (started): 1. Alex Sewell 17 (1) 2. Dylan Postier 10P (6) 3. Lewis Jenkins Jr. 99L (7) 4. Colton Hardy 41 (4) / 5. Sam Wagner 73 (8) 6. Marshall Skinner 26 (2) 7. Chance McCrary 13M (9) 8. Rick Pringle 38 (10) 9. Chase Porter 2 (3) 10. Blake Jenkins 99 (5) 

 

Contact from another car saw Skinner tip over at the outset.  That collected B. Jenkins who got upside down, Porter and Hardy.  Only Hardy would return.  Sewell led early over Postier, L. Jenkins and S. Wagner.  Skinner spun a lap in and went back to the tail.  Sewell led Postier, L. Jenkins, S. Wagner and McCrary.  Hardy claimed fifth on the restart, and took the fourth and final transfer from S. Wagner coming to the white flag. 

 

Heat four (started): 1. Dylan Westbrook 47x (4) 2. Ernie Ainsworth 91A (2) 3. Brad Bowden 4x (1) 4. Chase Howard 13 (7) / 5. Slater Helt 22s (3) 6. Jerry Brey 17J (6) 7. Ronny Howard 44 (9) 8. Spencer Meredith 21 (8) 9. Jamey Mooney 69 (10) 10. Kevin Hinkle 21K (5) 

 

Brey and Helt came together on the first lap, with Helt tipping over.  He was ok and continued.  It collected Hinkle and Mooney.  Ainsworth led Westbrook, Bowden and C. Howard early.  Westbrook closed on Ainsworth, and passed him for the lead with three to go. 

 

B main one (started): 1. Covington (2) 2. Williamson (1) / 3. Skinner (4) 4. Bickett (8) 5. Miller (3) 6. Day (5) 7. Lyles (10) 8. H. Martin (13) 9. Meredith (9) 10. Boulton (6) 11. Mooney (11) 12. McCrary (7) 13. Hinkle (12) 

 

The 12-lap B took the top two to the feature.  Covington led Williamson the entire distance.  Skinner and Miller had a spirited duel for third, with Skinner grabbing it for the last time with four to go.  Bickett took fourth on the white flag lap. 

 

B main two (started): 1. Porter (1) 2. Helt (2) / 3. Brey (5) 4. Baldaccini (4) 5. S. Wagner (3) 6. Young (8) 7. Gatewood (7) 8. R. Howard (6) 9. B. Jenkins (11) 10. R. Pringle (9) 11. Manley (13) 12. Poe (10) 13. Buttrey (12) 

 

Porter and Helt were the class of this one.  Brey steadily moved forward, grabbing fourth on lap three, and third on lap five, but it was one spot short. 

 

A main (started): 1. Reutzel (4) 2. J. Martin (1) / 3. Sanders (8) 4. Heath (5) 5. Westbrook (7) 6. Postier (10) 7. Bruce (9) 8. Middleton (6) 9. Williamson (19) 10. Covington (17) 11. Short (15) 12. Sewell (3) 13. Helt (20) 14. Porter (18) 15. Bowden (13) 16. C. Howard (16) 17. L. Jenkins (14) 18. McCord (12) 19. Smith (2) 20. Ainsworth (11) 

 

20-lap features locked the top two into Saturday’s Dash and championship feature.  Reutzel was the class of the field.  J. Martin trailed him the distance, though he was pressured by Smith early.  Bowden would stop five laps in.  Three laps after the restart, Smith slowed and exited while running third.  The restart saw Reutzel leading J. Martin, Hardy, Sanders and Westbrook.  Sanders snagged third when the green flew.  Reutzel shot away again, hitting lapped traffic by lap 16.  His win came 3.2 seconds over J. Martin, who also locked himself into Saturday’s main event.  Williamson was a hard-charger for the second night in a row.  Everyone outside the top two earned points, that they will add to their Saturday total. 

 

Group B 

 

Seth Bergman (12.214), Ryan Timms (11.971), Sam Hafertepe Jr. (11.932) and Steven Russell (12.268) set quick time in their respective heat groups. 

 

Heat one (started): 1. Bergman 23 (4) 2. Kyler Johnson 45x (2) 3. Jack Wagner 77 (3) 4. Bradyn Baker 71 (6) / 5. Kobe Simpson 21s (9) 6. Chad Frewaldt 17F (8) 7. Bradley Fezard 938 (10) 8. Kade Morton 8M (1) 9. Gary Floyd 72P (7) 10. Brandon Anderson 55B (5) DNS – Zach Pringle 91z 

 

K. Johnson led Bergman, Morton and J. Wagner early.  Frewaldt spun two laps in, slowing things.  J. Wagner moved into third, and Baker into fourth on the restart.  Bergman slammed the cushion and went around K. Johnson on lap four.  Contact soon after saw Morton collide with Anderson, who folded his front end.  Morton was challenging for the final transfer when he spun with two to go.  J. Wagner stole third from Baker in the last corner. 

 

Heat two (started): 1. Howard Moore 3 (2) 2. Ryan Timms 5T (4) 3. Riley Goodno 22 (1) 4. Blake Hahn 52 (3) / 5. Landon Britt 10 (6) 6. Landon Crawley 187 (5) 7. Jordon Mallett 14 (7) 8. Christopher Townsend 6 (10) 9. Joey Schmidt 1s (9) 10. Scotty Milan 97 (8) 11. Jason Long 19 (11) 

 

Moore led Goodno, Timms and Hahn early.  Timms was exciting on the top side, but Goodno had it running well low to middle.  Timms persistence paid off with a high side pass coming for the white flag. 

 

Heat three (started): 1. Tim Crawley 87 (1) 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (3) 3. Wayne Johnson 2c (2) 4. Derek Hagar 9JR (4) / 5. Donny Howard 55 (5) 6. Todd Bradford 2T (7) 7. Chris Sweeney 93 (9) 8. Chris Williams 63 (8) 9. Dewayne White 10K (6) DNS – Jace Park 87J 

 

Park had issues in hot laps.  He was slated for the pole, which helped Hagar, who was outside the first two rows initially.  This was by far the stoutest heat of the night.  Crawley led Hafertepe, W. Johnson and Hagar the entire way.  Sweeney spun one lap in, and White came to a stop with thee to go.  Hafertepe did apply plenty of pressure in the middle stages, but he was destined for the redraw either way. 

 

Heat four (started): 1. Cody Gardner G6 (1) 2. Dale Howard 47 (2) 3. Joe B. Miller 51B (3) 4. Steven Russell JR1 (4) / 5. Brandon Hanks 84 (5) 6. Chad Jones 29 (8) 7. Gunner Ramey 21R (6) 8. Jeffrey West Jr. 24 (7) 9. Greg Merritt 12m (9) 10. Steven Howell 16 (10) 

 

Gardner dominated a mostly single-file affair. 

 

B main one (started): 1. L. Crawley (1) 2. Mallett (5) / 3. Hanks (2) 4. Ramey (6) 5. Jones (4) 6. Simpson (3) 7. Anderson (9) 8. Merritt (10) 9. Schmidt (7) 10. Fezard (8) DNS – West, Howell, Long 

 

L. Crawley led Hans, Jones and Mallett early.  Fezard spun a lap in, bringing the only caution.  Jones grabbed second from Hanks on lap two, but it was short-lived, as Mallett used the low side on lap three to shoot from fourth to second in impressive fashion. 

 

B main two (started): 1. Britt (1) 2. Morton (3) / 3. Bradford (4) 4. Milan (11) 5. Townsend (7) 6. Frewaldt (5) 7. Sweeney (6) 8. D. Howard (2) 9. Floyd (9) 10. Williams (8) 11. White (10) 12. Z. Pringle (12) DNS – Park 

 

Contact with something sent Frewaldt sideways on the backstretch, contacting Z. Pringle, who tipped over.  He was ok, and returned to the back of the pack.  Britt led Morton the entire way.  Floyd spun at the halfway point, when Z. Pringle exited.   

 

A main (started): 1. Hafertepe (2) 2. Bergman (4) / 3. Timms (1) 4. T. Crawley (6) 5. Hahn (8) 6. W. Johnson (7) 7. Hagar (13) 8. Moore (3) 9. Joe B. Miller (11) 10. Russell (5) 11. D. Howard (9) 12. Mallett (17) 13. K. Johnson (10) 14. Goodno (12) 15. J. Wagner (14) 16. Britt (18) 17. L. Crawley (15) 18. Baker (16) 19. Morton (19) DNS – Gardner 

 

Gardner pulled off just before the parade lap.  Hafertepe Led Bergman, Timms and Moore early.  Moore passed Timms on the low side on lap two for third, but Timms zoomed back by a lap later to reclaim the spot.  T. Crawley threw a slider on Moore in turn four to take fourth on lap five.  Hafertepe was into lapped traffic on lap nine, with Bergman on his tail.  Timms performed a 360 spin with five to go, but retained third.  That followed a bid by Bergman to pressure Hafertepe.  In the end, Sam had them covered, and he and Bergman move onto the Dash Saturday.   

 
 

 

 

 

9/29/22 

 

I-30 Speedway 

Benton, AR 

 

Ralph Henson Memorial 

 

ASCS-Mid South 

 

74 cars 

 

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Chad Jones 29 (1*) 2. Landon Britt 10 (2) 3. Seth Bergman 23 (3) 4. Cody Gardner G6 (6) 5. Chase Porter 2 (5) 6. Justin Sanderson 39 (8) 7. Todd Bradford 2T (7) 8. Dusty Young 5L (9) 9. Chad Frewaldt 17F (10) 10. Gary Floyd 72P (4) 

 

8-lap heats took the winner and the top four in passing points over the eight heats, locking 12 cars into the feature.  Jones led the distance in a mostly single-file affair.  The track was juiced early. 

 

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Michael Day 91 (2*) 2. Riley Goodno 22 (4*) 3. Aaron Reutzel 8 (7*) 4. Brandon Anderson 55B (5) 5. Ryan Timms 5T (8) 6. Steven Howell 16 (3) 7. Preston Perlmutter 42P (9) 8. Rick Pringle 38 (5) 9. Josh McCord 85 (10) 10. Jamie Manley 132 (1) 

 

Day led throughout.  Goodno took second early.  Anderson claimed third from Howell on lap three, while Reutzel moved up to fourth from the fourth row.  Timms was fifth by lap four.  Reutzel passed Anderson for third low in turn two on lap six.  That would be enough to lock him in the feature. 

 

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Jordon Mallett 14 (2*) 2. Blake Hahn 52 (4) 3. Tucker Boulton 74 (1) 4. Matt Covington 95 (8) 5. Lewis Jenkins Jr. 99L (3) 6. Mark Smith 43M (9) 7. Ronny Howard 44 (6) 8. Kade Morton 8M (7) 9. Bradley Fezard 938 (5) 

 

Mallett led flag to flag. 

 

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Ryan Bickett 17B (1*) 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (6*) 3. Dylan Postier 10P (1) 4. Tylar Rankin 16c (5) 5. Jack Wagner 77 (4) 6. Slater Helt 22s (7) 7. Zach Pringle 91z (9) 8. Dewayne White 10K (3) 9. Chase Howard 13 (8) 

 

Bickett led Postier and J. Wagner early.  Hafertepe was on the move, taking third from Wagner with a move on the low side of two on lap two.  On lap three, he slid in front of Postier in turn four to take second.  He ran down Bickett, but fell just short of getting by for the win.  Still, it was enough to start up front in the feature. 

 

Heat five (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Jace Park 87J (2*) 2. Colton Hardy 41 (3) 3. Jeffrey West Jr. 24 (1) 4. Greg Merritt 12M (4) 5. Joey Schmidt 1s (6) 6. Jason Long 19 (5) 7. Scotty Milan 97 (7) 8. Kevin Hinkle 21K (8) DNS – Gunner Ramey 21R 

 

Milan spun before a lap was completed.  Park led the distance after beating West to the punch.  Hardy quickly moved into second.   

 

Heat six (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Kyler Johnson 45x (2*) 2. Garet Williamson 24w (3) 3. Dylan Westbrook 47x (6) 4. Tony Bruce Jr. 12H (4) 5. Marshall Skinner 26 (1) 6. Joseph Miller 30 (5) 7. Blake Jenkins 99 (8) 8. Sam Wagner 73 (9) 9. Bradyn Baker 71 (7) 

 

K. Johnson led the distance.  Williamson nabbed third early ahead of Skinner.  Westbrook used the low side of turn four to move past Skinner for third on lap two.  Baker exited after damage from contact with what looked like Skinner. 

 

Heat seven (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Wayne Johnson 2c (3*) 2. Derek Hagar 9JR (5*) 3. Steven Russell JR1 (1) 4. Tim Crawley 87 (7) 5. Jason Martin 36 (4) 6. Ernie Ainsworth 91A (9) 7. Alex Lyles 17A (2) 8. Chance McCrary 13M (8) 9. Wade Buttrey 48 (6) 

 

This was undoubtedly the stoutest heat of the night.  Russell led early over W. Johnson, Hagar and Lyles.  Martin claimed fourth on lap two and Crawley worked up to fifth.  W. Johnson passed Russell for the lead on lap three.  Crawley shot low in turn two to passe Martin for fourth on lap four.  Buttrey broke his front end with three to go, bringing a caution.  Hagar was able to get by Russell on the restart for second, while Crawley was held off by Russell for third. 

 

Heat eight (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Brad Bowden 4x (2*) 2. Dale Howard 47 (3) 3. Howard Moore 3 (6) 4. Hayden Martin 67 (1) 5. Joe B. Miller 51B (9) 6. Landon Crawley 187 (8) 7. Brandon Hanks 84 (5) 8. Jeremy Middleton 15J (7) 9. Joseph Poe Jr. 27J (4) 

 

Bowden led throughout.  Moore was fourth by lap two, and passed H. Martin for third on lap five.  D. Howard was all over Bowden, but couldn’t make a winning pass. 

 

B main #1 (started): 1. Timms (4) 2. Sanders (7) / 3. J. Wagner (8) 4. Hahn (1) 5. Hardy (2) 6. Britt (3) 7. Morton (13) 8. Milan (11) 9. Buttrey (15) 10. Manley (16) 11. Hanks (12) 12. Miller (10) 13. Ainsworth (6) 14. R. Pringle (14) 15. Boulton (5) 16. Perlmutter (9) 

 

12-lap heats took the top two to the feature.  A four-car incident at the start eliminated Boulton and Perlmutter, with Milan and Morton restarting at the tail.  On the restart, Hahn and Hardy got together, flattening Hahn’s left rear, and ripping off Hardy’s nose wing.  Hahn would restart at the tail, while Hardy kept his spot.  Once green, Timms led Sanders and Hardy.  R. Pringle would slow and exit with a flat of his own.  Ainsworth snatched third on the restart, but would retire after stopping himself at the halfway point. 

 

B main #2 (started): 1. Westbrook (1) 2. Williamson (2) / 3. Joe B. Miller (3) 4. West (5) 5. J. Martin (6) 6. L. Crawley (7) 7. Z. Pringle (9) 8. B. Jenkins (8) 9. Middleton (13) 10. Merritt (4) 11. Fezard (15) 12. Hinkle (10) 13. R. Howard (11) 14. White (12) 15. Ramey (14) DNS – Bergman 

 

R. Howard tangled with another car and flipped at the outset.  It collected Fezard and Ramey, who was done.  Westbrook and Williamson ran one, two, but Joe B. was right there the whole way. 

 

B main #3 (started): 1. Moore (1) 2. D. Howard (2) / 3. Russell (5) 4. Postier (4) 5. Skinner (7) 6. Frewaldt (11) 7. McCrary (12) 8. Bruce (6) 9. Young (9) 10. C. Howard (14) 11. Howell (10) 12. Poe (13) 13. Gardner (3) 14. Helt (8) DNS – H. Martin 

 

Moore led early over D. Howard and Gardner.  On lap three, Gardner, who was fighting for another I-30 track title, flipped hard on the cushion in turn two.  He was ok.  A fifth running Bruce spun after tangling with another car four laps in. 

 

B main #4 (started): 1. T. Crawley (2) 2. Smith (5) / 3. Porter (7) 4. Baker (14) 5. Bradford (10) 6. S. Wagner (11) 7. Lyles (12) 8. Long (9) 9. L. Jenkins (8) 10. Covington (1) 11. Anderson (3) 12. McCord (13) 13. Rankin (4) 14. Schmidt (6) DNS – Floyd 

 

Covington led T. Crawley and Anderson early.  A lap in, Rankin flipped hard down the banking over the top of turn two.  He was ok.  Long got over the top of turn three on lap three to bring another caution.  At the halfway point, Covington spun while leading and collected the third running Anderson.  T. Crawley assumed the lead, and Smith chased him home for the second transfer. 

 

A main (started): 1. Reutzel (2) 2. Hafertepe (3) 3. Mallett (6) 4. W. Johnson (1) 5. Timms (13) 6. Hagar (4) 7. Bowden (9) 8. Williamson (18) 9. K. Johnson (7) 10. Westbrook (14) 11. Goodno (10) 12. Jones (11) 13. Park (8) 14. Bickett (12) 15. Day (5) 16. D. Howard (19) 17. T. Crawley (16) 18. Moore (15) 19. Sanders (17) 20. Smith (20) 

 

Sanders and Smith tipped over and were done before a lap could be completed.  They were both uninjured.  Moore retired as well.  Reutzel led from the outset of the 25-lapper, ahead of W. Johnson and Hafertepe.  Reutzel was in traffic by lap eight.  Timms was up to fifth by lap 10.  Hafertepe slid by W. Johnson for second on lap 14, before Day came to a stop a lap later.  Reutzel restarted with three lapped cars between himself and Hafertepe and W. Johnson.  Mallett restarted sixth, but entered the top five on the restart, getting by Timms.  He would grab fourth from Hagar on lap 18.  While Reutzel cruised up front, ahead of Hafertepe, Timms grabbed fifth from Hagar late.  Mallet dropped to fifth at the white flag, but rallied back past Timms and W. Johnson to land on the podium.  Williamson was the hard-charger.  Reutzel earned $5,646 for his win. 

 

 

 

9/9/22

Port Royal Speedway

Port Royal, PA

Night Before the 50

All Stars

52 cars

Tyler Courtney set quick time overall for the second night in a row on the half-mile at 16.225 seconds. He was in the first heat group. Justin Peck set quick time in the second group, Brent Marks in the third, Brian Brown in the fourth and Gio Scelzi in the fifth. Problems emerged with the turn one and two wall. Steve Buckwalter clipped it on his second lap, flattening his right rear tire, as did Mike Walter. Gerard McIntyre hammered it was well, and then Ayrton Gennetten followed him and caught it as well. A lengthy delay for fence repair occurred with the latter two drivers getting another crack at qualifying.

Heat one (started): 1. Cory Eliason 11 (1) 2. Courtney 7BC (4) 3. Mike Wagner 55w (3) 4. Cap Henry 4 (8) / 5. Tyler Reeser 17 (6) 6. Justin Whittall 67 (7) 7. Logan Wagner 1 (5) 8. Zach Hampton 35 (10) 9. Chase Dietz 39 (9) 10. Troy Fraker 12w (11) 11. Jeff Halligan 45 (2)

8-lap heats took the top four to the feature, and the winner and fastest qualifier who finished in the top four to the Dash. Eliason led Courtney, M. Wagner and Halligan early. That was the status quo until Halligan tagged the turn two wall on lap six and was done for the night. Henry snatched the final transfer from Reeser on the restart.

Heat two (started): 1. Kasey Kahne 9 (3) 2. Austin Bishop 11A (1) 3. Peck 13 (4) 4. TJ Stutts 11T (2) / 5. Steve Buckwalter 17x (7) 6. Tyler Bear 98 (6) 7. Brent Shearer 12s (9) 8. Devin Brenneman 36D (10) 9. Brie Hershey 97 (8) 10. Devon Borden 23 (5) DNS – Derek Hauck 33

Bishop led Kahne, Stutts and Peck early. On lap four, Borden became the latest to catch the wall in turn two. He was also done for the night. Brenneman came to a stop on the restart, and Hershey also exited with a flat right front. When Brenneman stopped again (after running out of fuel), he was done. Kahne surged into the lead past bishop, while Peck captured third. Stutts held off Buckwalter for the final transfer.

Heat three (started): 1. Lance Dewease 69K (1) 2. Sye Lynch 42 (2) 3. Marks 19M (4) 4. Dylan Cisney 5 (3) / 5. Cale Thomas 49x (6) 6. Scotty Thiel 73 (9) 7. Chris Windom 19 (8) 8. Mike Walter 33w (7) 9. Ryan Smith 6 (5) 10. McKenna Haase 55T (10)

Dewease led the distance and left the rest in the dusty. Lynch and Marks had a good duel for second. Thomas never left the rear bumper of Cisney, but fell short at the checkers.

Heat four (started): 1. Danny Dietrich 48 (1) 2. Brown 21 (4) 3. Ayrton Gennetten 3 (2) 4. Freddie Rahmer 8 (6) / 5. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 33M (7) 6. Bill Balog 17B (5) 7. AJ Flick 2 (9) 8. Kyle Reinhardt 91 (8) 9. Landon Myers 1m (10) 10. Lucas Wolfe 5w (3)

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

Heat five (started): 1. Rico Abreu 24 (2) 2. Scelzi 18 (4) 3. Zeb Wise 26 (3) 4. Blane Heimbach 12 (6) / 5. Hunter Schuerenberg 55 (5) 6. Tyler Walton 14T (7) 7. Ryan Taylor 77 (9) 8. Kyle Moody 99 (8) 9. Cory Thornton 2c (10) 10. Anthony Macri 39M (1)

Abreu slid Macri to lead early with Scelzi and Wise in tow. On lap two, Macri helicoptered and slammed into the turn two wall. He kept driving, but the car sustained enough damage to be done. Abreu sailed the rest of the way, while Heimbach held off Schuerenberg for the final transfer.

C main (started): 1. Hampton (1) 2. Moody (3) / 3. Reinhardt (2) 4. Dietz (5) 5. Wolfe (8) 6. Brenneman (4) 7. Haase (9) 8. Thornton (7) 9. Fraker (11) 10. Myers (6) 11. Hershey (10) DNS – Walter, Borden, Smith, Hauck

The 10-lapper saw the top two transfer to the B. Hampston led throughout, but a good battle developed early for second between Reinhardt and Moody. Moody slid by for the spot on lap three.

Dash (started): 1. Brown (2) 2. Scelzi (3) 3. Eliason (1) 4. Kahne (5) 5. Dietrich (8) 6. Courtney (5) 7. Marks (9) 8. Dewease (10) 9. Peck (4) 10. Abreu (7)

The 6-lapper set up the first five rows of the feature. Eliason led early but got into a good battle with Brown, who passed him with a slider on lap two. Scelzi followed suit to finish second.

B main (started): 1. Macri (1) 2. McIntyre (4) 3. Schuerenberg (3) 4. Whittall (7) / 5. Reeser (2) 6. Buckwalter (6) 7. Thomas (5) 8. Balog (8) 9. Windom (12) 10. Bear (9) 11. Thiel (10) 12. Flick (13) 13. Walton (11) 14. Hampton (16) 15. Moody (17) 16. Taylor (14) 17. Shearer (15) DNS – L. Wagner, Halligan

The 12-lapper took the top four to the feature. Macri led wire to wire, ahead of McIntyre and Schuerenberg. Hampton came to a stop on lap two to ring caution. Reeser was running fourth, and Thomas won a three-wide battle for fifth. Thomas used the same line to move into the final transfer spot on the restart. On lap six, Whittall put a dangerous slider on Thomas in turn two to gain the spot. If not for some masterful avoidance by Thomas, both would have been in serious trouble.

A main (started): 1. Dewease (8) 2. Brown (1) 3. Scelzi (2) 4. Peck (9) 5. Marks (7) 6. Courtney (6) 7. Cisney (18) 8. Whittall (24) 9. Macri (21) 10. Eliason (3) 11. Abreu (10) 12. Reeser (28, prov.) 13. Windom (27, prov.) 14. Rahmer (20) 15. McIntyre Jr. (22) 16. Henry (17) 17. Heimbach (19) 18. Balog (25, prov.) 19. Schuerenberg (23) 20. Wise (14) 21. Dietrich (5) 22. Kahne (4) 23. Stutts (16) 24. Lynch (12) 25. M. Wagner (13) 26. Bishop (11) 27. Gennetten (15) 28. L. Wagner (26, prov.)

The 30-lapper had Brown leading early over Scelzi and Courtney. Dietrich grabbed third on lap two, while Marks moved into fifth. Wise stopped with a flat right rear five laps in. On lap eight, Dewease started moving, going from sixth to fourth. On lap ten, he used the low side of turn four to pass Dietrich for third. Balog suffered yet another flat right rear 11 laps in. On that restart, disaster struck when Lynch lost a left front wheel, and M. Wagner launched on it, flipping into the turn two fence. Bishop and Gennetten were also caught in it, and Macri and Balog both visited the work area. Once back under green, Dewease went to work on Scelzi and passed him on the low side of four on lap 13 to take second. Dietrich performed the same move at the halfway point to move into third. On lap 16, Dewease kept it going, passing Brown for the lead low in turn three. Dietrich followed with the same move a lap later. On lap 22, Dietrich was gaining on Dewease when something broke on the car. Now Dewease led Brown, Scelzi, Marks and Peck back to green. Peck would get Marks for fourth with four to go, but Dewease just pulled away from the pack to win by a health margin. It was his 121st career win at Port. Whittall was the hard-charger.

 

 

9/8/22

Port Royal Speedway

Port Royal, PA

All Stars, PASS 305s

49 410’s

46 305’s

410’s

Tyler Courtney set quick time in the second heat group, and quick time overall on the half-mile at 16.371 seconds. Gio Scelzi was quickest in the first group, Logan Wagner in the third, Justin Peck in the fourth and Mike Wagner in the fifth. Tim Buckwalter struggled with engine issues and didn’t get a time in. Devin Brenneman made heavy contact with the wall on his second lap and was done for the night.

Heat one (started): 1. Bill Balog 17B (1) 2. Justin Whittal 67 (2) 3. Scelzi 18 (4) 4. Ayrton Gennetten 3 (3) / 5. AJ Flick 2 (5) 6. Chris Windom 19 (6) 7. Austin Bishop 11A (7) 8. Scotty Thiel 73 (8) 9. Troy Fraker 12w (9) DNS – Tim Buckwalter 7

8-lap heats took the top four to the feature. Heat winners and the fastest qualifier who finished in the top four qualified for the Dash. Balog led the distance and looked good. Things were pretty single-file up front. Flick and Windom had the best racing in the battle for fifth.

Heat two (started): 1. Cory Eliason 11 (1) 2. Anthony Macri 39M (2) 3. Brent Marks 19M (3) 4. Lance Dewease 69K (6) / 5. Courtney 7BC (4) 6. Dylan Cisney 5 (5) 7. Landon Myers 1m (9) 8. Derek Hauck 33 (7) 9. Kyle Moody 99 (8) DNS – Tyler Walton 14T

This was the stoutest group of the night by far, and the most entertaining heat. Eliason and Macri led the field the distance, but there was a lot of action behind them. Cisney was battling Marks for the final transfer on lap three when he got sideways into the frontstretch wall and spun. Amazingly, he restarted at the tail. Marks jumped up to third on the restart, but Dewease was right there in the mix for a transfer as well. Courtney was third at one point, with Marks getting passed by Dewease for the final transfer. Marks would rebound to third, while a green, white, checker finish for a caution brought out for Moody gave Dewease a shot. He just stole the final transfer from Courtney coming out on the low side of turn four.

Heat three (started): 1. Lucas Wolfe 5w (2) 2. Logan Wagner 1 (4) 3. Devon Borden 23 (1) 4. Rico Abreu 24 (3) / 5. Zeb Wise 26 (7) 6. Ryan Taylor 77 (6) 7. Hunter Schuerenberg 55 (5) 8. Tyler Reeser 17 (10) 9. Mark Smith M1 (8) 10. Kasey Kahne 9 (9)

Wolfe led wire to wire in a mostly single-file affair.

Heat four (started): 1. Danny Dietrich 48 (1) 2. Freddie Rahmer 8 (2) 3. Sye Lynch 42 (3) 4. Justin Peck 13 (4) / 5. Kyle Reinhardt 91 (6) 6. Chase Dietz 39 (9) 7. Cap Henry 4 (8) 8. Zach Hampton 35 (7) 9. Tyler Bear 98 (5) 10. Riley Emig 33R (10)

Dietrich led flag to flag.

Heat five (started): 1. Jeff Halligan 45 (1) 2. Brian Brown 21 (2) 3. Mike Wagner 55W (4) 4. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 33m (6) / 5. Mike Walter 33w (3) 6. TJ Stutts 11T (5) 7. Ryan Smith 6 (7) 8. Blane Heimbach 12 (8) DNS – Devin Brenneman 36D

Halligan led the distance. McIntyre snatched the last transfer from Walter with a move on the low side of turn four with two to go.

C main (started): 1. Hampton (2) 2. Reeser (4) / 3. Hauck (1) 4. Thiel (3) 5. Heimbach 12 (5) 6. Kahne (8) 7. Emig (9) 8. Bear (6) 9. Buckwalter (10) 10. Fraker (7) DNS – Smith, Moody, Brenneman, Walton

The 10-lapper took two to the B. Hampton led Hauck, Reeser and Thiel early. Reeser would take the final transfer from Hauck on lap three.

Dash (started): 1. Balog (1) 2. Macri (3) 3. Peck (4) 4. Dietrich (7) 5. Scelzi (2) 6. M. Wagner (9) 7. Halligan (6) 8. L. Wagner (5) 9. Wolfe (8) 10. Eliason (10)

The 6-lapper set the first five rows of the feature event. Balog led the distance, continuing his strong night. Dietrich cruised by Scelzi on the backstretch to gain fourth on lap two. Macri took second from Peck on lap four with slider in turn four.

B main (started): 1. Courtney (1) 2. Cisney (2) 3. Walter (3) 4. Reinhardt (6) / 5. Wise (5) 6. Windom (7) 7. Stutts (8) 8. Taylor (9) 9. Dietz (10) 10. Myers (15) 11. Bishop (12) 12. Smith (13) 13. Reeser (17) 14. Hampton (16) 15. Henry (14) 16. Flick (4) 17. Schuerenberg (11)

The 12-lapper took four to the feature. Cisney led Courtney, Walter and Flick early on. Schuerenberg spun a lap in setting up a restart that saw Flick capture third from Walter with a slider in one. Courtney slid Cisney for the lead with two to go before Flick made heavy contact with the wall causing suspension damage and surrendering his transfer spot to Reinhardt.

A main (started): 1. Macri (2) 2. Dietrich (4) 3. L. Wagner (7) 4. Peck (3) 5. M. Wagner (6) 6. Whittal (10) 7. Scelzi (5) 8. Abreu (18) 9. Dewease (17) 10. Marks (13) 11. Balog (1) 12. Cisney (19) 13. Courtney (18) 14. Brown (11) 15. Wolfe (8) 16. Rahmer (12) 17. Eliason (9) 18. Borden (14) 19. McIntyre Jr. (19) 20. Gennetten (16) 21. Heimbach (25, prov.) 22. Walter (22) 23. Lynch (15) 24. Reinhardt (23) 25. Henry (24, prov.) 26. Schuerenberg (26, prov.) 27. 77, Halligan (27)

The 30-lapper paid $8,000 to win. Halligan had issues in the Dash and went to the 77 car for the feature, started at the tail and pulled off. Balog led Macri, Dietrich and Peck early. Dietrich passed Macri for second on lap two, but the Concrete Kid came back with a slider in three on lap five and retook the spot. Macri reeled in Balog and got him for the lead on the low side of turn two on lap eight. Dietrich would follow him into second on lap ten. On lap eleven, Peck got by Balog for third, and on the next lap M. Wagner did the same to take over fourth. Macri was into lapped traffic by lap 14. L. Wagner was a late charger, taking fourth from his Dad on lap 19, and third from Peck with a move on the bottom of turn two on lap 22. Macri would never seriously be challenged in getting the win. Abreu was the hard-charger.

305’s

Heat one (started): 1. Garrett Bard 95 (1) 2. Mike Melair 54 (4) 3. Jeff Weaver 52 (2) 4. Tyler Snook 56 (3) 5. Nolan Groves 25G (10) / 6. Doug Dodson 20 (6) 7. Kenny Heffner 97 (5) 8. Owen Dimm 17 (11) 9. Austin Reed 34 (8) 10. Dylan Smith 11 (9) 11. Logan Spahr 5 (7) DNS – Jarett Cavalet 21c

8-lap heats took the top five to the feature, and the top three to the redraw. Bard led the distance and won going away. Snook took third from Melair on lap two in a good battle, but Melair fought back, not only gaining that spot, but second from Weaver with two to go. Groves came from row five to grabe the final transfer at the halfway point from Dodson with a diamond move coming off turn four.

Heat two (started): 1. Zach Rhodes 31 (1) 2. Dustin Young 25 (2) 3. Ken Duke 67 (3) 4. Reed Thompson 6R (4) 5. Josh Bricker X (9) / 6. Todd Lynn 54M (6) 7. Ian Detweiler 18 (11) 8. Erin Statler 2 (5) 9. Austin Greenland 32A (10) 10. Derrek Treece 15T (8) 11. Cassandra Minium 21M (7)

Rhodes led flag to flag. Bricker snared the final transfer from Lynn on lap three with a slider in turn three. Duke passed Thompson for third with two to go with a low move in turn four.

Heat three (started): 1. Justin Mills JM1 (2) 2. Dave Wickham 80 (1) 3. Drew Young 7 (5) 4. Josh Spicer 71 (8) 5. Ryan Lynn 26 (3) / 6. Chad Phillips 98x (6) 7. Mike Alleman 46 (9) 8. Nathan Emig 58 (7) 9. Matt Rader 15 (11) 10. Jason Roush 28R (10) 11. Paul Moyer 1M (4)

Moyer slowed a lap in to bring caution. He was done for the night. Mills led early over Wickham, R. Lynn, Young and Spicer. Spicer jumped to third on the restart, while Young took third from R. Lynn on lap three. Young would also get back by Spicer at the halfway point for third.

Heat four (started): 1. Scott Frack 39x (1) 2. Logan Jones 5J (2) 3. Jimmy White 53W (4) 4. Mikell McGee 11M (6) 5. Jake Waters 10 (8) / 6. Croix Beasom 98 (3) 7. Fred Arnold 88 (10) 8. Stevie Kenawell 17K (9) 9. Seth Schnoke 29R (5) 10. Jeff Paulson 16 (11) 11. Mariah Romig 9R (12) 12. Branston Shue 03 (7)

Shue brought out the caution when he stopped before a lap could be completed. Frack led a mostly single-file event from there. Waters did well to move up into the final transfer.

B main #1 (started): 1. Heffner (3) 2. Dodson (1) 3. T. Lynn (2) / 4. Detweiler (4) 5. Dimm (5) 6. Reed (7) 7. Statler (6) 8. Spahr (11) 9. Greenland (8) 10. Treece (10) 11. D. Smith (9) 12. Minium (12) DNS – Cavalet

8-lap B’s took the top three to the tail of the feature. Dodson led early over Heffner, Lynn and Detweiler. Heffner stayed on the leader’s tail in a good battle until he took the lead in turn two on lap five.

B main #2 (started): 1. Phillips (1) 2. Schnoke (8) 3. Beasom (2) / 4. Shue (12) 5. Paulson (10) 6. Enig (5) 7. Roush (9) 8. Rader (8) 9. Romig (12) 10. Alleman (3) 11. Arnold (4) 12. Kenawell (6) DNS – Moyer

On the start, things went haywire and cars flipped everywhere. Alleman and Kenawell got upside down hard, and Arnold was involved too. Once underway, Phillips led Beasom, Schnoke and Emig back to green. Schnoke moved into second place by passing Beasom with a low move in turn four on lap five.

A main (started): 1. Bard (8) 2. Rhodes (3) 3. Melair (4) 4. Duke (11) 5. Weaver (2) 6. Mills (5) 7. Frack (10) 8. White (7) 9. Snook (13) 10. Spicer (15) 11. Bricker (18) 12. Heffner (21) 13. Groves (17) 14. Dodson (23) 15. Young (6) 16. Thompson (14) 17. T. Lynn (25) 18. McGee (16) 19. Wickham (12) 20. Schnoke (24) 21. Jones (9) 22. R. Lynn (19) 23. Beasom (26) 24. Young (1) 25. Waters (20) 26. Phillips (22)

Young led Weaver, Rhodes and Melair early in the 20-lapper. Phillips hopped Jones’ right rear and flipped with two laps in. Jones replaced his right rear. No one was hurt. On lap nine, Rhodes used a low move to take second from Weaver. A lap later, Melair also passed Weaver. On lap 11, certain victory was snatched from Young when he pulled off the track. Rhodes assumed the lead , ahead of Bard, Melair, Weaver and Frack. The race continued with Rhodes in front. Bard moved up to second and was ready to pounce when Rhodes bobbled on lap 16. Bard cruised by and went on to victory.

 

 

 

 

Austin McCarl is 2022 Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by OpenWheel101.com Champion!  

 

(Bill W) September 7, 2022, Monroe, IA – Austin McCarl received $2,000 as the 2022 Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by OpenWheel101.com champion!  Austin joins Gio Scelzi (2021) and Kerry Madsen (four times) as a titlist with the series.  This year’s point fund included races at Knoxville, Huset’s, Jackson and Oskaloosa. 

 

Brian Brown finished second in points, followed by Aaron Reutzel, Gio Scelzi and Justin Henderson.  Matt Juhl, Brooke Tatnell, Ayrton Gennetten, Kerry Madsen and Ryan Timms rounded out the top ten. 

 

The 2022 season encompassed 42 features, that saw 20 different winners.  Reutzel and Timms led the series in feature wins with five apiece. 

 

We’d like to thank all the sponsors, but especially gold level sponsors Jim Harris of Omaha, and Quality Traffic Control.  The Podium Awards of Newport, Pennsylvania provides the trophy. 

 

$100 OpenWheel101.com Quick Time Winners

4/23 – Justin Henderson (Knoxville)
4/30 – AJ Moeller (Knoxville)
5/7 - Brian Brown (Knoxville)
5/14 - Brian Brown (Knoxville)
5/21 - Gio Scelzi (Knoxville)
5/28 - Justin Henderson (Knoxville)
6/4 - Aaron Reutzel (Knoxville)
7/2 - Ayrton Gennetten (Knoxville)
7/9 - Sawyer Phillips (Knoxville)
7/16 - AJ Moeller (Knoxville)
7/23 - Brian Brown (Knoxville)
8/27 - Ayrton Gennetten (Knoxville) 

 

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2022 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins)
 
1. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 830 (1)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 721 (4)
3. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 712 (5)
4. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 573 (2)
5. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 525
6. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 475
7. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (2)
8. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 397 (1)
9. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust., 383
10. Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK, 366 (5)
11. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 362 (2)
12. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 327 (2)
13. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 318
14. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 301
15. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 284 (2)
16. Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 264
17. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 260
18. Buddy Kofoid, Penngrove, CA, 259 (1)
19. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD, 250
20. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 246
21. JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA, 234
22. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 229
23. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 225
24. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 175
25. Corey Day, Clovis, CA, 167 (1)
26. Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 138
27. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 130 (1)
(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 130
29. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 128
30. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 127 (1)
(tie) Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 127
32. Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust., 110
33. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 98
34. Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 92
35. Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 82
36. Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 79
37. Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust., 76
(tie) Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 76
39. Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 72
40. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 58
41. Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 57
42. Josh Higday, Knoxville, IA 56
43. Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 52
(tie) Christopher Thram, Sanborn, MN, 52
45. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 47
46. Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 44
(tie) Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 44
48. Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK, 43
49. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 40
50. Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 35
51. Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 34
(tie) Cody Hansen, Nunda, SD, 34
(tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 34
54. Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO, 30
55. Dylan Cisney, Port Royal, PA, 28
56. Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 26
57. Rusty Hickman, Bendigo, VIC, Aust., 24
(tie) Brant O'Banion, Norfolk, NE, 24
(tie) Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 24
60. Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL, 22
61. Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 20
62. Brady Forbrook, Morgan, MN, 18
(tie) Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ, 18
(tie) Justin Sanders, Aromas, CA, 18
65. Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA, 14
(tie) Chuck McGillivray, Madison, SD, 14
(tie) Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, SD, 14
(tie) Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA, 14
(tie) Chris Windom, Canton, IL, 14
70. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 12
(tie) Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL, 12
72. Alex Schriever, Hartford, SD, 10
(tie) Mitchel Moles, Raisin City, CA, 10
(tie) Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN, 10
(tie) Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 10
(tie) Carson Short, Marion, IL, 10
(tie) Wade Nygaard, Fargo, ND, 10
78. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 8
(tie) Lee Goos Jr., Hartford, SD, 8
80. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6
(tie) Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 6
(tie) Cody Ihlen, Pipestone, MN, 6
(tie) Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE, 6
(tie) Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 6
(tie) McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA, 6
86. Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 4
(tie) Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 4
(tie) Ben Brown, Marshall, MO, 4
(tie) Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA, 4
(tie) Mike Wagner, Harrisonville, PA, 4
(tie) Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN, 4
92. Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 2
(tie) Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 2
(tie) Lachlan McHugh, Gold Coast, QLD, Aust., 2
(tie) Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 2
(tie) Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, PA, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Winners

3, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA
3, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA
1, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN
1, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH
1, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA
1, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND


2022 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com Schedule

Sat, April 16 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Mother Nature)
Sat, April 23 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Postponed to 6/4)
Sat, April 30 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 7 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA)
Sun, May 8 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Sat, May 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sun, May 15 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA)
Sat, May 21 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Sun, May 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA)
Sat, May 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sun, May 29 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK)
Sat, June 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA)
Sat, June 4 - Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Make-up) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Sun, June 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (Rain)
Fri, June 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA)
Sat, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sun, June 12 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, June 17 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK)
Sat, June 18 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK)
Sun, June 19 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK)
Wed, June 22 - Huset's Speedway (SD) WoO (Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN)
Thu, June 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (Buddy Kofoid, Penngrove, CA)
Fri, June 24 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA)
Sat, June 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sat, July 2 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Sat, July 9 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA)
Sat, July 16 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Sun, July 17 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND)
Sat, July 23 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rain)
Sun, July 24 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, July 30 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) All Stars (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sun, July 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK)
Sun, August 7 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Capitani Classic (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Mon, August 8 - Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Wed, August 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Thu, August 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals (Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA)
Fri, August 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, August 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, August 20 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sat, August 20 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA)
Sat, August 27 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO)
Sat, August 27 - Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sun, August 28 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Corey Day, Clovis, CA)
Sat, September 3 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Sun, September 4 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl (Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND)

2021 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)
 
1. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 1279 (2)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 1061 (7)
3. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 1036 (7)
4. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 829 (5)
5. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 803 (6)
6. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 800 (5)
7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 608 (1)
8. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 572
9. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 571
10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 563 (1)

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) 

 

 

 

 

9/4/22.  

 

Huset’s Speedway 

Brandon, SD 

 

Folkens Bros. Trucking Bull Hauler Brawl 

 

NOSA 410’s 

MSTS/Midwest Power Series 360’s 

 

25 410’s 

31 360’s 

 

410’s 

 

Austin McCarl (6th car out) set quick time over the 25-car field on the quarter-mile at 11.031 seconds.  Aaron Reutzel (13th car out) was second quick, followed by Brendan Mullen (22nd), Lee Goos Jr. (17th), Brooke Tatnell (18th), Tim Estenson (9th), Kaleb Johnson (8th), Mark Dobmeier (23rd), Carson McCarl (15th) and Justin Henderson (3rd).  A. McCarl and Tatnell entered the night tied for points in the chase for track champion. 

 

Heat one (started): 1. Henderson 7 (1) 2. Johnson 22K (2) 3. A. McCarl 88 (4) 4. Goos Jr. 17 (3) 5. Dustin Selvage 7w (7) 6. Cody Hansen 4 (8) 7. Skylar Prochaska 35 (6) 8. Brandon Halverson 86 (9) 9. Jade Hastings 8H (5) 

 

Henderson led the 10-lapper throughout.  Things stayed status quo until Hastings came to a stop at the halfway point with a possible fire issue.  He returned for the feature.  Selvage was really the only mover after the restart, going from seventh to fifth. 

 

Heat two (started): 1. Ian Madsen 2KS (1) 2. Reutzel 8 (4) 3. Dobmeier 13 (2) 4. Tatnell 16 (3) 5. Jack Dover 81 (5) 6. Wade Nygaard 9N (6) 7. Elliot Amdahl 51A (7) 8. Justin Jacobsma 10J (8) 

 

Madsen led the distance.  Dobmeier ran second until Reutzel got by him on the low side of two with three to go. 

 

Heat three (started): 1. C. McCarl 27 (2) 2. Mullen 11m (4) 3. Riley Goodno 22 (1) 4. Estenson 14T (3) 5. Matt Juhl 09 (5) 6. Jody Rosenboom 14 (7) 7. Sawyer Phillips 3P (6) 8. Chuck McGillivray 101 (8) 

 

C. McCarl dominated, but things were really interesting behind him as the track started widening out considerably.  Estenson and Juhl traded fourth three times, and Mullen and Goodno also had a great race for second, with Mullen snagging the spot on lap three and holding onto it. 

 

A main (started): 1. Dobmeier (10) 2. Henderson (3) 3. Tatnell (5) 4. Dover (13) 5. Johnson (7) 6. Madsen (11) 7. Estenson (9) 8. Goodno (12) 9. Juhl (14) 10. Hastings (20) 11. Nygaard (16) 12. Goos Jr. (8) 13. Hansen (21) 14. Phillips (18) 15. Reutzel (6) 16. Jacobsma (23) 17. Selvage (15) 18. Amdahl (22) 19. Halverson (25) 20. McGillivray (23) 21. A. McCarl (2) 22. Mullen (1) 23. C. McCarl (4) 24. Rosenboom (19) 25. Prochaska (17) 

 

The 30-lapper saw A. McCarl with a ten point lead for the championship and an early lead over Mullen and Henderson.  He was in lapped traffic by lap six.  On lap ten, Tatnell and Reutzel snuck by Henderson for third and fourth just before the yellow flew for Prochaska, who spun on the frontstretch to bring the first caution.  The restart saw A. McCarl leading Mullen, Tatnell, Reutzel and Henderson back to green.  On lap twelve, Reutzel moved by Tatnell for third.  On lap 14, C. McCarl performed a 360 spin in turn two.  The caution was not thrown, and he appeared to be trying to get things righted and back up to speed in turn three when Rosenboom made contact with him and got upside down.  Halverson and McGillivray spun trying to avoid the pair that were done for the night.  No one was hurt.  Now A. McCarl led Mullen, Reutzel, Tatnell, Henderson and Dobmeier.  Henderson rabbed fourth on the restart.  Reutzel slid in front of Mullen in turn three for second on lap 17.  A. McCarl was back in traffic the next time around.  On lap 19, Tatnell tried sliding Mullen, who got above the cushion and into the turn four wall, ending his top five run.  Dobmeier slid by Henderson for third on that restart, and the leaders were back in traffic with seven to go.  On that lap, Reutzel tried sliding a lapped car and A. McCarl, sending his right rear into McCarl’s left rear.  A. McCarl’s hopes of a championship were all but done and off on the hook.  Reutzel flattened his right rear and restarted at the tail.  The third running Dobmeier assumed the lead on the restart, ahead of Henderson, Tatnell, Dover and Estenson.  Johnson made a late run for fifth.  Dobmeier held on to win the $7,500 top prize.  Tatnell was crowned track champ. 

 

360’s 

 

Heat one (started): 1. Brandon Halverson 13MJ (1) 2. James Broty 33 (2) 3. Ryan Leavitt 22 (3) 4. Matt Juhl 09 (8) 5. Sam Henderson 83H (4) / 6. Aaron Werner 22w (7) 7. Alex Schriever 0 (6) 8. Bill Wiese 5w (5) 

 

8-lap heats took the top five to the feature.  The top eight in passing points redrew for starting spots in the A.  Halverson led wire to wire on a pretty narrow, fast surface.  Wiese spun on lap seven to bring the only caution. 

 

Heat two (started): 1. Justin Henderson 83 (1) 2. Kaleb Johnson 22K (4) 3. Troy Schreurs 12 (2) 4. Javen Ostermann 5J (3) 5. Brooke Tatnell 14T (7) / 6. Clint Garner 40 (5) 7. Jack Dover 53 (6) 8. Dalton Domagala 18D (8) 

 

Henderson paced this one wire to wire.  Ostermann got a slow start, but was back in fourth by lap two.  Tatnell passed Garner for the fifth and final transfer on lap three. 

 

Heat three (started): 1. Micah Slendy 8 (2) 2. Lincoln Drewis 10 (3) 3. Nate Mills 24N (5) 4. Cody Ihlen 105 (8) / 5. Bobby Rawson 16 (1) 6. Scott Broty 33B (4) 7. Brant O’Banion 20 (7) 8. Tyler Rabenberg 18 (6) 

 

Rabenberg got into the frontstretch wall at the outset and broke his front end.  He was done for the night.  Slendy led early over Rawson and S. Broty.  Broty got into Rawson’s tail, spinning him which collected O’Banion. All were done. O’Banion entered the night hoping for a MSTS championship, as he led the points coming in.  Since only four cars finished, only four were taken to the feature. 

 

Heat four (started): 1. Christopher Thram 24T (1) 2. Jacob Hughes 8H (2) 3. Chase Porter 2 (3) 4. Riley Goodno 22x (7) 5. Brady Forbrook 5F (4) / 6. Eric Lutz 5 (5) 7. Cody Hansen 4 (6) 

 

Thram led Hughes the whole way.  Porter snatched third from Forbrook on lap two, while Goodno took fourth from Forbrook the following circuit. 

 

B main (started): 1. Garner (2) 2. Werner (1) 3. Dover (4) 4. Hansen (6) 5. Schriever (5) / 6. S. Broty (9) 7. Domagala (8) 8. Rawson (10) 9. O’Banion (7) 10. Lutz (3) DNS – Wiese, Rabenberg 

 

The 12-lapper took five cars to the feature.  Lutz shot under the pole-sitter at the start, made contact and headed straight into the frontstretch wall.  He made heavy contact and then flipped several times into turn one.  He walked away.  Dover’s top wing was taken off in the incident.  Several teams helped him put on a new one under the red.  Garner led early over Werner, Hansen and Schriever.  On lap two, Schriever took third from Hansen, while Dover came from the tail to take the fifth and final transfer from O’Banion.  Dover took fourth from Hansen on lap five, and third from Schriever with four to go.  O’Banion would exit late smoking and ending his chance at a MSCS title.  Hansen passed Schriever late for fourth. 

 

A main (started): 1. J. Henderson (2) 2. Juhl (4) 3. Goodno (10) 4. Tatnell (13) 5. Dover (22) 6. Thram (7) 7. Johnson (3) 8. J. Broty (11) 9. Hansen (23) 10. Mills (9) 11. Drewis (1) 12. Ostermann (17) 13. Slendy (6) 14 Werner (21) 15. Forbrook (19) 16. Schriever (24) 17. Schreurs (16) 18. S. Henderson (18) 19. Ihlen (5) 20. Garner (20) 21. Leavitt (14) 22. Halverson (8) 23. Porter (15) 24. Hughes (12) 

 

The 25-lapper paid $3,000 to the winner.  J. Henderson led early over Drewis, Johnson and Juhl.  On lap two, Johnson used a low move in turn four to take second from Drewis.  J. Henderson was into the lappers by lap five.  Juhl passed Drewis for third on lap nine.  By lap 17, J. Henderson and Johnson had put five seconds between themselves and Juhl in third…and then all heck broke loose.  Porter tangled with another car and flipped in turn two.  When Johnson slowed the lapped car of Garner got into the back of him.  That sent Johnson into the wall with a flat right rear.  Hughes and Halverson were also involved.  J. Henderson now led Juhl, Thram, Goodno and Tatnell back to green.  With seven to go, Ihlen spun, collecting Leavitt to bring another yellow.  Goodno would get by Thram for third with four to go, and Tatnell would follow.  Dover made a charge late to finish in the top five as a hard-charger.  Up front, J. Henderson cruised to the win. 

 
 

 


 

Mother Nature Foils Sprint Invaders Again at 34 Raceway!

(Bill W) West Burlington, IA, September 3, 2022 – It has been tough to get an event in at the 34 Raceway for the Sprint Invaders this season. For the third time, weather intervened when the series visited West Burlington, Iowa. Saturday, rain fell after heats were complete. The event will not be made up.

Fans in attendance can use their tickets plus $5 for the annual “Fall Haul” event to be held on Saturday, September 24. The event is part of a big tripleheader weekend at the end of September for the Sprint Invaders.

On Friday, September 23, the series will visit the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa. Saturday, September 24, the series returns to 34 Raceway for the $5,000 to win “Fall Haul.” The season finale will occur Sunday, September 25 at the Adams County Illinois Speedway in Quincy. Sprint Invaders Results Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. 50, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (3) 2. 40, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (5) 3. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (2) 4. 99, Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL (6) 5. 2A, Austin Archdale, Brimfield, IL (1) 6. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (7) 7. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (4) Joshua Denning & Associates Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. 35, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (2) 2. 78, Dugan Thye, Burlington, IA (3) 3. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (1) 4. 7, Tyler Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA (4) 5. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (6) 6. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (7) 7. 31, McCain Richards, Burlington, IA (5)

Mohrfeld Solar Heat three (started), 8 laps: 1. 29w, Wyatt Wilkerson, Morning Sun, IA (2) 2. 4x, Chase Richards, Burlington, IA (1) 3. 11, Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA (5) 4. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (4) 5. 21, Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA (6) 6. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (3) DNS – 14, Aidan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA

Reid’s Landscaping & Turf $50 Draw Award: Colton Fisher

Trophy Sponsor: Campbell’s Body Shop & Towing

 

 

Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by OpenWheel101.com Wraps Up This Weekend at Huset’s; Not Too Late to Contribute to Point Fund!

(Bill W) September 1, 2022, Monroe, IA – It’s hard to believe, but the Midwest Thunder Sprints Series and Point fund presented by www.OpenWheel101.com will be concluding this Saturday and Sunday with the Bull Haulers Brawl Presented by Folken Bros. Trucking. The NOSA series will join the weekly 410’s, and MSTS 360’s will be in action both nights as well, so hopefully, you can head up.

Austin McCarl is in the driver’s seat in the standings right now, followed by Brian Brown, Aaron Reutzel, Gio Scelzi and Justin Henderson. We’d like to pay off as many spots as we can in the point standings, and you can still get in on the point fund, whether it’s $5 or $5,000! Quality Traffic Control (QTC) is the latest contributor!

Ayrton Gennetten picked up his second $100 bill from OpenWheel101.com at Knoxville Saturday for setting quick time over the 29-car field there. 2022 saw seven different drivers in the twelve weekly races benefit from the quick time program at Knoxville. Ayrton also won his first ever feature at Knoxville, while Brown took the other feature and the track championship. Corey Day won on Sunday at Huset’s, the first time he’s ever seen the joint! Henderson leads McCarl by eight points and Matt Juhl by eleven points in the title race at Huset’s heading into this weekend.

It’s not too late to help out your drivers in the Midwest. Contact Bill Wright today to donate. 100% of your contribution goes to the drivers, and you’ll receive FREE advertising on OpenWheel101.com for a year. Keep up to date with current points and schedule at www.OpenWheel101.com!

$100 OpenWheel101.com Quick Time Winners

4/23 – Justin Henderson (Knoxville) 4/30 – AJ Moeller (Knoxville) 5/7 - Brian Brown (Knoxville) 5/14 - Brian Brown (Knoxville) 5/21 - Gio Scelzi (Knoxville) 5/28 - Justin Henderson (Knoxville) 6/4 - Aaron Reutzel (Knoxville) 7/2 - Ayrton Gennetten (Knoxville) 7/9 - Sawyer Phillips (Knoxville) 7/16 - AJ Moeller (Knoxville) 7/23 - Brian Brown (Knoxville) 8/27 - Ayrton Gennetten (Knoxville)

Change in Focus

The Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com is shifting its focus a bit this season to the weekly racers at the Knoxville Raceway and Huset’s Speedway. In the past, 70-80 races have been traditionally scored in a nine-state region. In 2022, the series point races will be 410 sprint car events at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa, Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota and Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota.

In addition, OpenWheel101.com will be awarding $100 to the 410 quick qualifier at each weekly racing event (excluding special shows) at Knoxville.

“OpenWheel101.com is all about giving back to the racer,” says Bill Wright of OpenWheel101.com. “With the travel, tire costs and just the plain cost of running up and down the road, this supplementary point fund could be big for the local drivers. We also like to recognize those that give to the point fund with free advertising on the site. Of course, OpenWheel101.com is a great way to check out past race results, stories and video highlights from the World of Outlaws, USAC, All Stars, the ASCS and more. So, if you want to give to our traveling racers, and get some advertising out of it, this is the best way to do it!”

Sponsors are being sought to grow the point fund for the series sixth 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!

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Sat, September 3 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl

Sun, September 4 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl

2022 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Through 8/28/22

1. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 814 (1) 2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 721 (4) 3. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 660 (4) 4. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 573 (2) 5. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 473 6. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 459 7. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 397 (1) 8. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust., 383 9. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 367 (2) 10. Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK, 366 (5) 11. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 362 (2) 12. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 327 (2) 13. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 281 14. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 277 15. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 260 16. Buddy Kofoid, Penngrove, CA, 259 (1) 17. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 246 18. JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA, 234 19. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 229 20. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 225 21. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD, 219 22. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 204 (1) 23. Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 199 24. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 175 25. Corey Day, Clovis, CA, 167 (1) 26. Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 134 27. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 130 (1) 28. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 128 29. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 127 (1) (tie) Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 127 31. Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 120 32. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 98 33. Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 92 34. Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 82 35. Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 79 36. Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust., 76 (tie) Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 76 38. Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 72 39. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 58 40. Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 57 41. Josh Higday, Knoxville, IA 56 42. Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 52 (tie) Christopher Thram, Sanborn, MN, 52 44. Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust., 50 45. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 47 46. Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 44 (tie) Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 44 48. Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK, 43 49. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 40 50. Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 35 51. Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO, 30 52. Dylan Cisney, Port Royal, PA, 28 53. Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 26 54. Cody Hansen, Nunda, SD, 24 (tie) Rusty Hickman, Bendigo, VIC, Aust., 24 (tie) Brant O'Banion, Norfolk, NE, 24 (tie) Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 24 58. Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL, 22 59. Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 20 60. Brady Forbrook, Morgan, MN, 18 (tie) Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ, 18 (tie) Justin Sanders, Aromas, CA, 18 63. Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA, 14 (tie) Chuck McGillivray, Madison, SD, 14 (tie) Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, SD, 14 (tie) Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA, 14 (tie) Chris Windom, Canton, IL, 14 68. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 12 (tie) Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL, 12 70. Alex Schriever, Hartford, SD, 10 (tie) Mitchel Moles, Raisin City, CA, 10 (tie) Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN, 10 (tie) Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 10 (tie) Carson Short, Marion, IL, 10 75. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 8 (tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 8 (tie) Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 8 78. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6 (tie) Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 6 (tie) Cody Ihlen, Pipestone, MN, 6 (tie) Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE, 6 (tie) Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 6 (tie) McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA, 6 84. Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 4 (tie) Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 4 (tie) Ben Brown, Marshall, MO, 4 (tie) Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA, 4 (tie) Mike Wagner, Harrisonville, PA, 4 (tie) Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN, 4 90. Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 2 (tie) Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 2 (tie) Lachlan McHugh, Gold Coast, QLD, Aust., 2 (tie) Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 2 (tie) Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, PA, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Winners

3, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA 3, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA 1, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN 1, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH 1, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA 1, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND

2022 Tentative Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com (tentative)

Sat, April 16 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Mother Nature) Sat, April 23 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Postponed to 6/4) Sat, April 30 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Sat, May 7 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA) Sun, May 8 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN) Sat, May 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Sun, May 15 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA) Sat, May 21 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX) Sun, May 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA) Sat, May 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA) Sun, May 29 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK) Sat, June 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA) Sat, June 4 - Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Make-up) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX) Sun, June 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (Rain) Fri, June 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA) Sat, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Sun, June 12 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.) Fri, June 17 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK) Sat, June 18 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK) Sun, June 19 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK) Wed, June 22 - Huset's Speedway (SD) WoO (Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN) Thu, June 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (Buddy Kofoid, Penngrove, CA) Fri, June 24 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA) Sat, June 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH) Sat, July 2 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX) Sat, July 9 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA) Sat, July 16 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX) Sun, July 17 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND) Sat, July 23 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rain) Sun, July 24 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.) Sat, July 30 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) All Stars (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA) Sun, July 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK) Sun, August 7 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Capitani Classic (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA) Mon, August 8 - Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Wed, August 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA) Thu, August 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals (Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA) Fri, August 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA) Sat, August 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND) Sat, August 20 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA) Sat, August 20 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA) Sat, August 27 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO) Sat, August 27 - Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Sun, August 28 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Corey Day, Clovis, CA) Sat, September 3 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl Sun, September 4 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl

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

1. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 1279 (2) 2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 1061 (7) 3. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 1036 (7) 4. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 829 (5) 5. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 803 (6) 6. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 800 (5) 7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 608 (1) 8. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 572 9. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 571 10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 563 (1)

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)

 

 

Brian Brown Wins Feature, Fifth Championship; Ayrton Gennetten Wins His First!

Terry McCarl Wins First Career 360 Title and Main Event; Eric Bridger Wins Pro Sprints A Main; Mike Mayberry is Champ

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 27, 2022) – A large crowd witnessed a historic night Saturday at the Knoxville Raceway on Knoxville Hospital and Clinics. Grain Valley, Missouri’s Brian Brown came into Saturday trailing Aaron Reutzel by 85 points in his quest for a fifth Knoxville Raceway 410 track championship. When the clay settled, he not only won the championship, but earned his 60th career win at Knoxville in a make-up feature, tying him for second on the all-time win list with Doug Wolfgang at the famed half-mile. Ayrton Gennetten, a third generation racer also from Missouri, was jubilant after winning his first career 410 feature here in the regularly scheduled main event.

In the 360 class, Terry McCarl came in with a narrow margin in his first quest for a track title in that class. He sealed the deal with a win in that main event. Eric Bridger dominated the Pro Sprints main event, with Mike Mayberry in tow. Mayberry won his first track title here by a narrow margin over defending champion, Tyler Groenendyk.

The regularly scheduled 410 main event saw pole-sitter Lynton Jeffrey ahead of Sam Hafertepe Jr., Gennetten, Brown and Austin McCarl early. A lap in, Zach Hampton tipped over, bringing the only stoppage of the event. Zach was o.k.

On the restart, Gennetten used the low side to shoot by both Hafertepe and Jeffrey to the point. A lap later, Hafertepe would claim second from Jeffrey. Brown was also on the move, overtaking Jeffrey for third on lap eight.

Gennetten had set sail, however, and entered the lappers by lap nine. He navigated traffic with perfection, finishing more than three seconds ahead of Hafertepe, and a $1,000 bonus earned him $6,000. Brown ($500 bonus), Jeffrey ($250 bonus) and Corey Day rounded out the top five. Day was especially impressive after starting in the sixth row. Austin McCarl, Carson McCarl, Roger Crockett, Kerry Madsen and Ian Madsen rounded out the top ten. Gennetten set quick time over the 29-car field, while Jeffrey, Crockett and Justin Henderson won heats. Tasker Phillips won the B.

“I told Chad (Morgan) and my Dad (Steve), we were going to go quick time, and we were going to win the feature tonight,” said Gennetten in Victory Lane. “I already knew, I just had a feeling. I just have to thank my team and my sponsors. This is awesome!”

The Make-up Feature from July 23 for the 410’s began with Ian Madsen cruising up front, ahead of Henderson, Hampton, Brown and Austin McCarl. Hampton slowed and exited on lap two, allowing Carson McCarl to enter the top five.

Brown passed Henderson for second on lap three. On the fifth lap, Madsen’s run up front came to an end with suspension issues. The restart saw Brown inherit the lead ahead of Henderson, Austin McCarl, Carson McCarl and Jeffrey. Jeffrey moved up to fourth, and Aaron Reutzel entered the top five.

Henderson was the next to have issues, and he bowed out of the second spot on lap nine. Jeffrey disposed of Austin McCarl at the halfway point to claim second. Brown entered lapped traffic on lap 12, but Jeffrey was closing rapidly before the caution flew with nine to go for a spun Chris Martin.

The lead five stayed the same, but many eyes were drawn to Day, who was making another charge. The youngster from California climbed from row nine to fifth by lap 13. Austin McCarl moved back by Jeffrey for second with six to go, while Reutzel also challenged the veteran, passing him for third on lap 15.

Brown would go on for his historic win worth $5,000. Austin McCarl claimed second, ahead of Reutzel, Jeffrey, and the hard-charger Day. Sawyer Phillips, Carson McCarl, Matt Juhl, Davey Heskin and Riley Goodno completed the top ten.

“That guy was my hero,” said Brown of tying Doug Wolfgang on the all-time win list. “All of those guys…it really probably hasn’t sunk in who we’ve passed the last couple of years. I dreamed of racing here one day and just wanted to be a part of (uncle) Danny’s (Lasoski) wins. To be second all-time for now to him, is pretty special. Danny was quick to remind me, I’m only (52) wins behind him. I know this probably means a lot to my grandpa (George). Being second to Danny is an honor. I’m proud of this team. We didn’t plan to run for the point championship. We missed two races, but we ran good enough the other times to put us in a good spot. We had the point lead going into the Capitani Classic. I just messed up and screwed things up for our team. We knew we had a good opportunity tonight, and we were good enough to win.”

Terry McCarl came into the 360 main event just 21 points ahead of Clint Garner in the title race, but he left little doubt as he took off from the pole position in the 20-lapper ahead of Ryan Giles, Scott Bogucki, Jamie Ball and Kaleb Johnson.

Bogucki passed Giles for second on lap three, but Giles returned the favor the following lap. The battle allowed McCarl to increase his advantage, and he was into lapped traffic by the seventh circuit.

Chase Randall was on the move as well, taking fourth from Ball on lap nine, and riding the cushion by Giles for third on lap 11. Austin Miller spun with eight to go, bunching the field. Giles reclaimed the show position when green fell again, but Randall proved tough, shooting from fourth to second.

Unfortunately, the move was negated when Ball and Garner got together, sending the former upside down, and the latter pitside with a broken front end. No one was injured. McCarl had sealed his title at that point, and led Bogucki, Giles, Randall and Johnson back to green.

Giles again made a solid move on the low side to gain second before Alan Zoutte spun with six laps to go. That negated another pass that Randall had made. When Timothy Smith stopped with four to go, it marked the final caution of the race.

McCarl pulled away for his 13th career 360 win here, and with a $750 bonus, took home $2,750 with his championship. Randall claimed third on the restart and then took second from Giles coming for the white flag. His bid for the win came about a car length short, but he earned a bonus $375 to add to his earnings. Giles ($190 bonus) followed in third, Bogucki was fourth, and Johnson fifth. Brandon Wimmer, hard-charger Ryan Leavitt, Calvin Landis, Cam Martin and Alex Vande Voort rounded out the top ten. Randall set quick time on the night, while Brady Forbrook, Martin and Garner won heats.

“I wanted this for Don Long and (engine builder) Jaymie Moyle,” said McCarl of his championship. “Clint (Garner) and Matt and his Dad are in the top four or five teams in the pits regardless of class. We look like a big money team, but we’re not. We just work our tails off at this thing.”

Eric Bridger never wavered after starting on the pole of the 18-lap Pro Sprints main event. Mike Mayberry was in tow, and entered the feature with just a ten point lead on Tyler Groenendyk. Josh Jones grabbed third early from Brandon Worthington, and Kade Higday had moved into fourth by lap three.

Groenendyk started outside row four when the point invert of eight was drawn. He gained fifth by lap seven, fourth by lap eight, and moved into third at the halfway point. Bridger and Mayberry were in their own zip code by lap twelve when lapped traffic became a factor. All of that changed when Ryan Navritil spun with six to go. Scotty Johnson’s seventh place run also came to a close at this point.

Bridger was never seriously challenged down the stretch (earning a $500 bonus and $1,150 total), and Mayberry sealed his title with a second place run ($250 bonus). Higday ($125 bonus) moved into third late, ahead of Worthington and Groenendyk. Jones, Chase young, Navritil, Mike Johnston and Jeff Wilke completed the top ten. Johnson established quick time, while Matthew Stelzer and Worthington won heats.

“This is a dream come true,” said Mayberry of his first career track championship here.

Join us for the 18th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals September 15-17! For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (21), 16.149; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (25), 16.315; 3. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (10), 16.452; 4. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (11), 16.514; 5. 2KS, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (1), 16.551; 6. 83JR, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (13), 16.567; 7. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (14), 16.577; 8. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (16), 16.612; 9. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 16.656; 10. 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (20), 16.669; 11. 14D, Corey Day, Clovis, CA (19), 16.671; 12. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.690; 13. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (7), 16.756; 14. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (15), 16.774; 15. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (28), 16.807; 16. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (17), 16.836; 17. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (23), 16.896; 18. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (29), 16.901; 19. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (12), 16.941; 20. 14, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (22), 16.962; 21. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (8), 16.995; 22. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (4), 17.027; 23. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (27), 17.061; 24. 76, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (24), 17.137; 25. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (9), 17.176; 26. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (26), 17.207; 27. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (6), 17.222; 28. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (5), 17.346; 29. 9H, Landon Hansen, Newton, IA (3), 18.551

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 2. Matt Juhl (1); 3. Ayrton Gennetten (6); 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 5. Davey Heskin (9); 6. Aaron Reutzel (4); 7. Zach Hampton (7); 8. Bobby Mincer (8); 9. Ben Brown (10); 10. Tasker Phillips (2)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:24.4: 1. Roger Crockett (2); 2. Brian Brown (6); 3. Corey Day (3); 4. Chris Martin (1); 5. JJ Hickle (4); 6. Ian Madsen (5); 7. Josh Schneiderman (8); 8. AJ Moeller (9); 9. Landon Hansen (10); 10. Josh Higday (7)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:22.9: 1. Justin Henderson (2); 2. Carson McCarl (4); 3. Sawyer Phillips (3); 4. Kerry Madsen (5); 5. Riley Goodno (1); 6. Austin McCarl (6); 7. Dustin Selvage (7); 8. Tyler Drueke (9)

B main (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.3: 1. Tasker Phillips (1); 2. Josh Schneiderman (2); 3. Tyler Drueke (5); 4. AJ Moeller (4) / 5. Bobby Mincer (3); 6. Landon Hansen (7); 7. Ben Brown (6) DNS – Josh Higday, Nate Mills

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Ayrton Gennetten (3); 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 3. Brian Brown (4); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 5. Corey Day (11); 6. Austin McCarl (5); 7. Carson McCarl (7); 8. Roger Crockett (9); 9. Kerry Madsen (6); 10. Ian Madsen (8); 11. JJ Hickle (10); 12. Aaron Reutzel (13); 13. Sawyer Phillips (14); 14. Justin Henderson (12); 15. Davey Heskin (19); 16. Matt Juhl (15); 17. Tasker Phillips (21); 18. Dustin Selvage (20); 19. Riley Goodno (17); 20. Tyler Drueke (23); 21. Chris Martin (16); 22. Josh Schneiderman (22); 23. AJ Moeller (24); 24. Zach Hampton (18). Lap Leaders: Jeffrey 1, Gennetten 2-20. Hard-charger: Day.

Make-up A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Austin McCarl (8); 3. Aaron Reutzel (5); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 5. Corey Day (17); 6. Sawyer Phillips (9); 7. Carson McCarl (3); 8. Matt Juhl (12); 9. Davey Heskin (11); 10. Riley Goodno (14); 11. JJ Hickle (23, alt.); 12. Tasker Phillips (16); 13. Josh Schneiderman (10); 14. Ben Brown (21, alt.); 15. Chris Martin (15); 16. Dustin Selvage (18); 17. Bobby Mincer (20); 18. Landon Hansen (22, alt.); 19. AJ Moeller (13); 20. Justin Henderson (4); 21. Tyler Drueke (19); 22. Ian Madsen (2); 23. Zach Hampton (1); 24. Brady Forbrook (24) DNS – 1m, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE; 14T, Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND; 14, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA; 76, Nate Mills, Bondurant, IA. Lap Leaders: I. Madsen 1-4, Br. Brown 5-20. Hard-charger: Day.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (7), 16.879; 2. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (9), 16.989; 3. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (18), 17.015; 4. 9G, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (24), 17.167; 5. 6, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (17), 17.171; 6. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (21), 17.260; 7. 5, Brady Forbrook, Morgan, MN (19), 17.328; 8. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (16), 17.328; 9. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.413; 10. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.451; 11. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (11), 17.462; 12. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (1), 17.517; 13. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (13), 17.570; 14. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (14), 17.580; 15. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (4), 17.681; 16. 83, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (5), 17.804; 17. 1CC, Clayton Christensen, Spencer, IA (12), 17.826; 18. 86, Timothy Smith, Rocheport, MO (23), 17.932; 19. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (20), 18.052; 20. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (22), 19.006; 21. 14, Aidan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (2), 19.011; 22. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (6), NT; 23. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (3), NT; DQ (Illegal Tire) 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (15)

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Brady Forbrook (4); 2. Alex Vande Voort (2); 3. Ryan Giles (5); 4. Collin Moyle (3); 5. Austin Miller (1); 6. Alan Zoutte (7); 7. Chase Randall (6) DNS – Davey Heskin

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:10.4: 1. Cam Martin (2); 2. Terry McCarl (4); 3. Clayton Christensen (1); 4. Kaleb Johnson (6); 5. Tony Rost (3); 6. Brandon Wimmer (5); 7. Nathan Mills (8); 8. Dan Henning (7)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:08.5: 1. Clint Garner (2); 2. Scott Bogucki (5); 3. Jamie Ball (6); 4. Timothy Smith (1); 5. Calvin Landis (4); 6. Ryan Leavitt (3); 7. Aidan Zoutte (7)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (1); 2. Chase Randall (7); 3. Ryan Giles (4); 4. Scott Bogucki (2); 5. Kaleb Johnson (5); 6. Brandon Wimmer (8); 7. Ryan Leavitt (16); 8. Calvin Landis (13); 9. Cam Martin (9); 10. Alex Vande Voort (12); 11. Brady Forbrook (3); 12. Collin Moyle (11); 13. Tony Rost (14); 14. Clayton Christensen (15); 15. Timothy Smith (17); 16. Aidan Zoutte (20); 17. Dan Henning (21); 18. Clint Garner (10); 19. Jamie Ball (6); 20. Alan Zoutte (19); 21. Austin Miller (18); 22. Nathan Mills (22); 23. Davey Heskin (23) DNS – John Anderson. Lap Leader: T. McCarl 1-20. Hard-charger: Leavitt.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 44, Scotty Johnson, Dallas, IA (8), 17.731; 2. 26M, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (10), 17.732; 3. 17X, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (1), 17.929; 4. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (3), 17.942; 5. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (7), 17.956; 6. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (5), 17.958; 7. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (12), 17.978; 8. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (13), 18.022; 9. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (6), 18.030; 10. 42J, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (11), 18.335; 11. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (9), 18.620; 12. 55, Toby Mosher, Osceola, IA (4), 20.741; DQ (Light at the Scales) 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (2)

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:54.8: 1. Matthew Stelzer (4); 2. Tyler Groenendyk (5); 3. Mike Mayberry (3); 4. Mike Johnston (1); 5. Scotty Johnson (6); 6. Jeff Wilke (2); 7. Ryan Navratil (7)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.7: 1. Brandon Worthington (3); 2. Kade Higday (2); 3. Chase Young (6); 4. Eric Bridger (4); 5. Josh Jones (5); 6. Toby Mosher (1)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Eric Bridger (1); 2. Mike Mayberry (2); 3. Kade Higday (9); 4. Brandon Worthington (4); 5. Tyler Groenendyk (8); 6. Josh Jones (3); 7. Chase Young (7); 8. Ryan Navratil (13); 9. Mike Johnston (10); 10. Jeff Wilke (11); 11. Scotty Johnson (5); 12. Toby Mosher (12); 13. Matthew Stelzer (6) Lap Leader: Bridger 1-18. Hard-charger: Higday.

 

 

8/26/22

Davenport Speedway
Davenport, IA

Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series

27 cars

Cars qualified in three heat groups.  Cannon McIntosh went out in the first group and set quick time overall at 14.229 seconds.  Jace Park set the quick mark in the second group on the quarter-mile at 14.379 seconds and Jade Avedisian paced the third heat group at 14.373.  Several drivers had issues and didn’t get a time in, including Adam Taylor, Sam Johnson, Emilio Hoover and Andy Baugh.

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Jesse Love 84x (2*) 2. Bryant Wiedeman 01 (3*) 3. Chance Crum 26 (1*) 4. Jacob Denney 61 (7*) 5. Zach Daum 9m (6*) 6. Kyle Jones 7U (5) 7. Ethan Mitchell 19m (8) 8. Adam Taylor 3 (9) 9. McIntosh 08 (4)

8-lap heats inverted four and took the top 16 in combined qualifying and passing points to the feature.  Love led McIntosh and Crum early.  McIntosh hit the high side of turn two to shoot by Love for the lead on lap two.  On lap five, Wiedeman threw a slider in two on Crum to grab third.  McIntosh was cruising to victory coming for the white flag, when his car went up in smoke.  He was done for the night.  Love inherited the lead and went on to win.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Brenham Crouch 97 (3*) 2. Chase McDermand 40 (1*) 3. Karter Sarff 21K (6*) 4. Park 87 (4*) 5. Hayden Reinbold 19AZ (2*) 6. Mitchell Davis 56 (5) 7. Mariah Ede 71E (7) 8. Sam Johnson 72J (8) 9. Emilio Hoover 21E (9)

McDermand shot out to a lead over Crouch and Reinbold.  Park and Sarff duked it out for fourth in the mid-stages before Sarff took control and then grabbed third from Reinbold at the halfway point.  McDermand led the distance, until Crouch closed on the final lap and hit the high side of three to take the win on the last lap.

Heat three (started): 1. Daison Pursley 71 (1*) 2. Dominic Gorden 71K (2*) 3. Avedisian 84 (4*) 4. Gavin Miller 71M (8*) 5. Maria Cofer 57 (5*) 6. Taylor Reimer 25K (3*) 7. Daniel Adler 50 (6) 8. Kyle Bellman 31 (7) DNS – Andy Baugh 6B

Pursley led the distance in his first action in nine months after serious injuries that occurred on the west coast.  Bellman got over the top of turn one to bring a caution just one lap in.  Reimer and Avedisian traded third back and forth after a good duel for third.  Avedisian would advance using the low side of turn four, taking third from Reimer for good o lap four.

B main (started): 1. Mitchell (3) 2. Davis (2) 3. Ede (6) 4. Adler (4) / 5. Hoover (10) 6. Jones (1) 7. Bellman (5) 8. Johnson (7) 9. Taylor (8) DNS- McIntosh, Baugh


The 10-lapper took the top four to the feature.  Mitchell led early over Davis, Jones and Ede.  Ede swiped third from Jones on lap two.  Adler followed Ede into the final transfer on the next circuit.  The only caution came for a slowed Johnson on lap six.

Chase McDermand (Video Highlights from DirtVision.com)
 
Chase McDermand (Video Highlights from DirtVision.com)
A main (started): 1. McDermand (7) 2. Gorden (6) 3. Denney (11) 4. Pursley (5) 5. Miller (12) 6. Reimer (14) 7. Wiedeman (2) 8. Crum (10) 9. Daum (15) 10. Jones (21, prov.) 11. Park (8) 12. Avedisian (1) 13. Sarff (9) 14. Mitchell (17) 15. Cofer (16) 16. Crouch (4) 17. Davis (18) 18. Ede (19) 19. Adler (20) 20. Reinbold (13) 21. Hoover (22, prov.) 22. Love (3)

The 30-lapper saw seven lead changes in the first fifteen laps, and had fans on the edge of their seats.  Avedisian led lap one, but Love had the steam on the low side and went from third to first on lap two.  It was Wiedeman’s turn to do the same thing on lap three, though he rocketed to the point around the high side of turn four.  Between laps seven and nine, the lead was exchanged three times between the low riding Love and the cushion busting Wiedeman.  Denney came from row six by lap eleven and passed the top two to take a lead of his own with a masterful move.  McDermand was also on the move and claimed second from Love.  Wiedeman moved into third at that point.  Unfortunately, things were really cooking at that point, but Hoover came to a stop at the halfway point.  The restart saw McDermand struggle to take off.  That stacked up the fourth running Crouch, and the fifth running Love, who was done.  Daum, who came in as the point leader also went to the work area with a flat, as did Crum.  The restart saw Crouch top again and restart at the tail.  Denney led McDermand, Wiedeman, Sarff and Reinbold back to green.  Avedisian shot into the top four at that point, and then took third from Wiedeman on lap 17.  Surges from back in the pack continued, when Gorden passed Avedisian for third on lap 22.  Wiedeman’s top five run was ruined when he got over the top of turn one, losing several spots with six to go.  Pursley moved up to fourth with five to go.  McDermand slowly reeled in Denney and made his winning pass on the low side of four with three to go.  He held it despite one more caution for Hoover with two to go.  Gorden would throw a haymaker in the last corner to take second from Denney.  McDermand’s first Xtreme win was worth $4,000.  Jones was the hard-charger.

 

 

Donny Schatz Wins Emotional Eleventh Knoxville Nationals Crown!

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 13, 2022) – Donny Schatz made a late charge to record his eleventh Knoxville Nationals championship Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. The Fargo, North Dakota native recently lost his father Danny, so the $175,000 triumph was an emotional one to say the least. The winning ride came aboard the Tony Stewart Racing #15. It marks the twelfth owner championship for Stewart, who is second on the all-time list behind Karl Kinser’s 14 triumphs. Donny’s eleventh title also ranks second, just behind Steve Kinser’s twelve.

The 50-lap championship event got off to a rocky start. JJ Hickle flipped wildly in turn one after the green flag fell, and collected Parker Price-Miller, who was transported by ambulance for observation.

Once things went green, pole-sitter Austin McCarl led lap one, but Tyler Courtney showed his strength on lap two, taking the lead and driving away. David Gravel worked by Donny Schatz into the third spot early on, and Carson Macedo would move into the top four on lap three.

Kyle Larson entered the top five on lap six, before Courtney entered lapped traffic on the eleventh circuit. Larson was running fifth when he blew his right rear tire on lap 12. Courtney led McCarl, Gravel, Macedo and Brad Sweet. Scelzi got into the wall on the restart, slowing things yet again.

Gravel captured second on the restart, but things slowed again four laps later when Justin Sanders came to a rest on the front stretch. It was Brent Marks turn to roll when green fell again, as he jumped from seventh to fifth, took fourth from Macedo on lap 19, and has a pass for third negated when the mandatory pit stop came at the halfway mark.

Courtney had built a 2.1 second lead before the break, but the restart put Gravel on his tail. Gravel made a bid for the lead immediately, but Courtney fought back. A slider in turn three on lap 27 gave him the point. Schatz gained fifth, took fourth from Macedo with 20 to go, and two laps later, passed McCarl for third on the low side. McCarl would suffer a flat of his own shortly after, surrendering his fourth place run.

Gravel led Courtney, Schatz, Macedo and a charging Logan Schuchart back to green flag racing. Schatz worked under Courtney to gain second before Macedo suffered a flat right rear on lap 39. Gravel took off again, but Schatz closed late, while Shark Racing teammates, Schuchart and Jacob Allen battled each other for the fourth spot.

Schatz gained momentum low and caught Gravel with four to go. He slid across turn three to take the point and never looked back. Gravel held on for an $80,000 score in third, while Schuchart took third and $40,000 with two to go. Courtney was fourth and Allen was fifth. Larson, Marks, hard-charger Sheldon Haudenschild, Sweet and Daryn Pittman rounded out the top ten. Schuchart won the B main, Kyle Reinhardt took the C, Blake Hahn claimed the D, and Dylan Westbrook won the E main.

Aaron Reutzel won the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprintcar” title and the $6,500 that went with it. Buddy Kofoid was the $1,000 Jetco Rookie of the Year.

The Swindell Speed Lab #39 driven by Justin Sanders won the Team BGRD Best Appearing Car ($1500), followed by the Jason Johnson Racing #41 ($750) and Sheldon Haudenschild’s #17 ($400). The KCP Racing #18 team won the Best Appearing Crew ($500), followed by the Jason Johnson Racing #41 team ($250) and the Phil Dietz #14J team ($150). McKenna Haase won the Calvin and Janna Knapp Best Appearing Helmet ($500), followed by Kyle Larson ($300) and Sheldon Haudenschild ($200). The “Trunk Bar” paid an addition $1,112.69 to Chris Martin, who was the first non-qualifier in the D main.

“I didn’t drive like I should have at the beginning,” said Schatz in Victory Lane. “We’ve been working so hard on getting the tires caught up. I could hear him (his father) telling me to ‘gather it up and settle down.’ It worked. Hat’s off to my guys and all our partners. I didn’t know if we were going to get there. We fell back to seventh early. I just couldn’t control the wheel spin. It was do or die on the bottom. As the race went on, I kept getting better and better there. It’s pretty surreal. It feels like the first one, really. I had a couple good runs (at Gravel), and I knew if he saw me, he might change his race. I was really getting off the bottom of turn four pretty decent.”

“We had a great car,” said Gravel. “I was a little aggressive early, but I wanted to put a couple guys behind us. Sometimes, it’s better running second. I felt so good on the top and didn’t want to get off it, and didn’t have to all race. The last couple laps I was spinning a little bit down the straightaways. I heard Donny going into three and I figured he was coming. In hindsight, I should have tried running low in one and two, but when you’re leading and feeling pretty good, you don’t want to change it up.”

“How can’t you be thrilled at what this team accomplished this week?” asked Schuchart after his run from 17th to third. “Not just this team, but the #1a too. I’m very proud of Shark Racing as a whole. We just made some small changes (at the break). I felt I could do what I needed to do with the wing. I didn’t want to make too many changes, because I was scared of going a little bit too far. The last five or ten laps, I felt like I had nothing to lose and I just went for it. I could just run the bottom wide open. In hindsight, you wish you could do things better or differently, but to start 17th and get up to third was great.”

Join us Saturday, August 27 for Knoxville Hospital & Clinics Season Championship Night! All three sprint classes will be in action. With point races tight, it should be action packed! Two 410 features will be on the card! For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s Results

E main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. 47x, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (2); 2. 1x, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (5); 3. 15m, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (1); 4. 97, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (4); 5. 11N, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (6); 6. 19w, Chris Windom, Canton, IL (12); 7. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (8); 8. 17c, Carson Short, Marion, IL (9); 9. 9JR, Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (3); 10. 6, Bill Rose, Plainfield, IN (15); 11. 4w, Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN (7); 12. 7w, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (17); 13. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (10); 14. 2KK, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (14); 15. 97G, Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN (16); 16. 11T, TJ Stutts, Liverpool, PA (11); 17. 10, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (13) DNS – 14H, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA; 53, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE; 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA; 6A, Adam Cruea, Troy OH

D main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (4); 2. 2m, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (2); 3. 45, Rusty Hickman, Bendigo, VIC, Aust. (9); 4. 101, Lachlan McHugh, Gold Coast, QLD, Aust. (1); 5. 17s, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (3) / 6. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (6); 7. 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (8); 8. 7s, Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, BC, Can. (12); 9. Jake Bubak (18); 10. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (11); 11. Chris Windom (22); 12. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (15); 13. 83T, Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (13); 14. Bobby Mincer (19); 15. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (16); 16. Jordan Goldesberry (23); 17. Greg Wilson (20); 18. 35K, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (7); 19. Harli White (21); 20. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (5); 21. 16A, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (14); 22. Dylan Westbrook (17); 23. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (10) DNS – 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD; 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK

C main (started), 15 Laps, 4:24.4: 1. 91, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (1); 2. 71, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (6); 3. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (9); 4. 55T, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (2) / 5. 1AU, Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (7); 6. 1, Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (4); 7. 17w, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (14); 8. 42, Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA (3); 9. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (11); 10. 6B, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (8); 11. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxivlle, IA (12); 12. 49x, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (5); 13. 13JT, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (18); 14. Rusty Hickman (22); 15. Blake Hahn (20); 16. Davey Heskin (21); 17. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (15); 18. Lachlan McHugh (23); 19. 1m, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (16); 20. 55W, Mike Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (19); 21. 73, Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI (13); 22. Sammy Swindell (24); 23. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (10); 24. 20G, Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (17) DNS – 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD

B main (started), 22 Laps, NT: 1. 1s, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (2); 2. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (1); 3. 13, Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN (6); 4. 83, James McFadden, Alice Springs, NT, Aust. (5) / 5. 2K, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (3); 6. 3TK, Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA (10); 7. 14J, Cole Macedo, Lemoore, CA (7); 8. 26, Zeb Wise, Angola, IN (4); 9. 9, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (9); 10. 21H, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (15); 11. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (11); 12. 3z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (20); 13. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (14); 14. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (19); 15. Cory Eliason (22); 16. 2KS, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (8); 17. 16, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (17); 18. Hunter Schuerenberg (23); 19. 5, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (12); 20. Kyle Reinhardt (21); 21. McKenna Haase (24); 22. 5c, Dylan Cisney, Port Royal, PA (16); 23. 14, Corey Day, Clovis, CA (13); 24. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18)

A main (started), 50 Laps, NT: 1. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (3); 2. 2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (4); 3. Logan Schuchart (17); 4. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (2); 5. 1a, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (11); 6. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (6); 7. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (7); 8. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (23); 9. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (9); 10. 27H, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (8); 11. 11x, Buddy Kofoid, Penngrove, CA (14); 12. Justin Peck (19) 13. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (21); 14. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (16); 15. 83JR, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (22); 16. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (1); 17. 41, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (5); 18. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15); 19. James McFadden (20); 20. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (24); 21. 39, Justin Sanders, Aromas, CA (13); 22. Gio Scelzi (18); 23. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (10); 23. 11M, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (12); 24. Justin Peck (19). Lap Leaders: A. McCarl 1, Courtney 2-26, Gravel 27-45, Schatz 46-50. MPI Hard-charger: Haudenschild.

 

 

Rico Abreu Dominates FVP “Hard Knox” Night for the Third Time!

Kerry Madsen, Sheldon Haudenschild and Brian Brown Also Transfer to Saturday’s Finale

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 12, 2022) – Rico Abreu won on FVP “Hard Knox” Night for the third time in his career Friday at the Knoxville Raceway. The event locked Abreu, second place Kerry Madsen, Sheldon Haudenschild and Brian Brown into Saturday night’s $175,000 to win finale at the 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s. All drivers earned $4,000 and their starting spot in tomorrow’s championship. Abreu’s fifth career win here came aboard the Rico Abreu Racing #24R.

Abreu took off immediately from his outside row one starting spot in the 25-lap main event. Madsen followed, with Spencer Bayston, Corey Day and Haudenschild in tow. By lap two, Haudenschild had passed Day for fourth. Shortly after, Day jumped the berm inside turn three and backed hard into the wall, tipping over. He was unhurt, and returned to action after a visit to the work area.

Abreu led Madsen, Bayston, Haudenschild and Ayrton Gennetten back to green. Marcus Dumesny and Genetten exchanged the fifth spot three times in four laps at that point, while the leaders approached lapped traffic. Haudenschild got by Bayston, but the move was negated when Brock Zearfoss got into the back bumper of Gennetten, turning him into the backstretch wall. Zearfoss helicoptered down the track, but amazingly did not turn over. He would return to action, but Gennetten was done.

Brown was advancing from his row six starting spot, and went from eighth to sixth on the restart. Justin Henderson was another driver on the move, having come from 24th to ninth by the halfway point. Day also put on a charge, coming back from the tail to enter the top ten with nine to go.

The final caution came out for the fifth place car of Dumesny when he came to a stop in turn four with eight laps to go. Brown restarted fifth and put a slide job up to third. The result was Haudenschild actually diving back under to reclaim the spot, and Bayston regaining fourth. Lap 19 would see Brown get under Bayston for the final transfer spot, however. Shortly after, Bayston made heavy contact with the turn one wall, but kept it going. Anthony Macri claimed fifth from him at that point.

Abreu cruised to the win with Madsen, Haudenschild and Brown in tow. Macri, Bayston, Day, Henderson, Brady Bacon and Dylan Cisney rounded out the top ten. Brandon Wimmer and Henderson set quick time over their respective groups. Cisney, Logan Wagner, Gennetten, Macri, Brown and Haudenschild won heat races. Jake Bubak won the C main, and Cory Eliason and Kyle Reinhardt took B mains. Eliason’s trip to the B happened when he finished in a transfer spot in his heat, but lost a muffler.

“It was a solid performance for my team,” said Abreu in Victory Lane. “I felt like I kind of let the down last night with some poor decisions. Hat’s off to them. I’m just thankful to be a part of a great race team. These races are difficult to win. Track position is so key, and it all comes down to qualifying. It comes down to two laps before we even start racing.”

“I had one chance to send it there after the first restart,” said Madsen. “The top four was more important than heroics at that moment. The guys worked really hard on the racecar, and we had a really good racecar at the end. It was really comfortable to drive that 25 laps. We’ll see if we can make a charge tomorrow.”

“I didn’t want to see those restarts,” said Haudenschild. “I got past (Bayston) there once we got to lapped traffic, and the yellow came out right away. I had to figure out how to get going on the starts. I threw a bomb at the #5 and he was able to get back under me. I knew on that next restart, I’d have to do something different. I’m glad I was able to run the top of one and turn down and get that run.”

“(Stuff) was going on out there, I can guarantee you that,” said Brown. “Just chaos. Everybody knows how important this race is to our race team, and this has not been a great week. It just seems like we can’t get anything going. It’s just been a long week, but we don’t give up. Until that last checkered flag flies, we’re going to keep driving our butt off. I’d like thank the crowd for their support!”

The 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s concludes Saturday night with the championship $175,000 to win finale! For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

(Tomorrow’s Lineups Below Results)

61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s “Hard Knox” Night Results

Time Trial Group #1 (started), 2 laps: 1. 6B, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (1), 15.832; 2. 14, Corey Day, Clovis, CA (6), 15.856; 3. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (13), 15.880; 4. 1AU, Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (19), 15.923; 5. 73, Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI (2), 15.966; 6. 71, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (11), 15.970; 7. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 15.987; 8. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (32), 16.007; 9. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.014; 10. 5C, Dylan Cisney, Port Royal, PA (28), 16.018; 11. 1, Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (25), 16.028; 12. 49X, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (27), 16.036; 13. 7S, Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, BC, Can. (23), 16.064; 14. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (10), 16.071; 15. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (4), 16.073; 16. 55T, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (14), 16.084; 17. 17S, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (12), 16.104; 18. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (36), 16.203; 19. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (9), 16.204; 20. 16A, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (26), 16.246; 21. 13JT, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (21), 16.261; 22. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (31), 16.262; 23. 101, Lachlan McHugh, Gold Coast, QLD, Aus (16), 16.284; 24. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (17), 16.301; 25. 17C, Carson Short, Marion, IL (15), 16.329; 26. 11T, TJ Stutts, Liverpool, PA (5), 16.358; 27. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (29), 16.398; 28. 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (30), 16.431; 29. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (22), 16.456; 30. 1X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (33), 16.496; 31. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (7), 16.549; 32. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (35), 16.586; 33. 6, Bill Rose, Plainfield, IN (3), 16.639; 34. 97, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (8), 16.652; 35. 2KK, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (24), 16.896; 36. 14H, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (34), NT

Time Trial Group #2 (started), 2 laps: 1. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (17), 16.286; 2. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (21), 16.297; 3. 83JR, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (5), 16.309; 4. 5, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (2), 16.318; 5. 42, Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA (10), 16.328; 6. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (33), 16.332; 7. 3Z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (15), 16.347; 8. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (26), 16.383; 9. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (1), 16.398; 10. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (28), 16.413; 11. 20G, Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (36), 16.489; 12. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (4), 16.503; 13. 91, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (18), 16.525; 14. 55W, Mike Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (3), 16.549; 15. 16, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (35), 16.555; 16. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (6), 16.567; 17. 21H, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (27), 16.569; 18. 1M, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (8), 16.588; 19. 47X, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (9), 16.637; 20. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (22), 16.639; 21. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (25), 16.664; 22. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (30), 16.669; 23. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (13), 16.691; 24. 19W, Chris Windom, Canton, IL (34), 16.694; 25. 35K, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (20), 16.705; 26. 83T, Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (31), 16.751; 27. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (19), 16.759; 28. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (12), 16.802; 29. 11N, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (14), 16.991; 30. 45, Rusty Hickman, Bendigo, VIC, Aust. (11), 17.009; 31. 9JR, Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (32), 17.074; 32. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (16), 17.101; 33. 10, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (29), 17.188; 34. 4W, Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN (23), 17.366; 35. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (7), 17.458; 36. 97G, Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN (24), 17.538

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.8: 1. Dylan Cisney (1); 2. Terry McCarl (2); 3. Marcus Dumesny (3) / 4. Brandon Wimmer (4); 5. Robbie Price (5); 6. Carson Short (9); 7. McKenna Haase (6); 8. Zach Hampton (8); 9. Thomas Kennedy (7); 10. Ryan Roberts (10); 11. Greg Wilson (12); 12. Tyler Drueke (11)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.6: 1. Logan Wagner (1); 2. Hunter Schuerenberg (2); 3. Corey Day (4) / 4. Sammy Swindell (6); 5. Scotty Thiel (3); 6. Colby Copeland (7); 7. Lachlan McHugh (8); 8. Roger Crockett (11); 9. Bill Balog (5); 10. Bobby Mincer (10); 11. TJ Stutts (9); 12. Kevin Ingle (12)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.4: 1. Ayrton Gennetten (4); 2. Cale Thomas (1); 3. Sawyer Phillips (2) / 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (6); 5. Clint Garner (8); 6. Carson McCarl (9); 7. Matt Juhl (5); 8. Jake Bubak (10); 9. Mark Dobmeier (7); 10. Bill Rose (11); DQ (crossed 3rd, muffler) Cory Eliason (3) DNS – Josh Higday

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.5: 1. Anthony Macri (1); 2. Brock Zearfoss (2); 3. Spencer Bayston (3) / 4. Justin Henderson (4); 5. Kyle Reinhardt (5); 6. Blake Hahn (8); 7. Dylan Westbrook (7); 8. Skylar Gee (10); 9. Chad Kemenah (9); 10. Derek Hagar (11); 11. Kraig Kinser (6); 12. Matt Wasmund (12)

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.6: 1. Brian Brown (2); 2. Rico Abreu (4); 3. Brady Bacon (6) / 4. Noah Gass (1); 5. Sye Lynch (3); 6. Josh Schneiderman (8); 7. Mike Wagner (5); 8. Shane Golobic (7); 9. Jordan Goldesberry (11); 10. Dustin Selvage (12); 11. Harli White (10); 12. Tanner Carrick (9)

Heat six (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.5: 1. Sheldon Haudenschild (3); 2. Brooke Tatnell (5); 3. Kerry Madsen (4) / 4. Chris Martin (1); 5. Riley Goodno (2); 6. Chris Windom (8); 7. Don Droud Jr. (6); 8. Rusty Hickman (10); 9. Scott Bogucki (9); 10. Skylar Prochaska (11); 11. Alan Gilbertson (12); 12. Davey Heskin (7)

C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:59.8: 1. Jake Bubak (1); 2. Rusty Hickman (2); 3. Roger Crockett (5); 4. Tyler Drueke (3); 5. Derek Hagar (4); 6. Jordan Goldesberry (6); 7. Matt Wasmund (10); 8. Greg Wilson (9); 9. Skylar Prochaska (8); 10. Kevin Ingle (11); 11. Bill Rose (7); 12. Alan Gilbertson (13); DQ (crossed 6th, No Scale) Dustin Selvage (12)

B main one (started), 12 Laps, 3:40.6: 1. Cory Eliason (3); 2. Brandon Wimmer (1); 3. McKenna Haase (7) / 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (9); 5. Scotty Thiel (2); 6. Bill Balog (5); 7. Matt Juhl (6); 8. Mark Dobmeier (12); 9. Lachlan McHugh (14); 10. Sammy Swindell (8); 11. Thomas Kennedy (10); 12. Zach Hampton (13); 13. Clint Garner (15); 14. Ryan Roberts (19); 15. Carson McCarl (18); 16. Robbie Price (4); 17. Colby Copeland (11); 18. Roger Crockett (22); 19. Bobby Mincer (20); 20. Derek Hagar (23); 21. Jake Bubak (21); 22. Matt Wasmund (24); 23. Carson Short (16); 24. TJ Stutts (17)

B main two (started), 12 Laps, 3:44.1: 1. Kyle Reinhardt (6); 2. Sye Lynch (2); 3. Justin Henderson (1) / 4. Riley Goodno (3); 5. Shane Golobic (11); 6. Don Droud Jr. (9); 7. Noah Gass (4); 8. Mike Wagner (7); 9. Davey Heskin (12); 10. Blake Hahn (13); 11. Scott Bogucki (18); 12. Chris Martin (5); 13. Chad Kemenah (16); 14. Rusty Hickman (19); 15. Kraig Kinser (8); 16. Tanner Carrick (15); 17. Josh Schneiderman (14); 18. Skylar Gee (17); 19. Dylan Westbrook (10); 20. Greg Wilson (23); 21. Harli White (20); 22. Jordan Goldesberry (21); 23. Tyler Drueke (22) DNS - Chris Windom

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Rico Abreu (2); 2. Kerry Madsen (4); 3. Sheldon Haudenschild (8); 4. Brian Brown (12) / 5. Anthony Macri (14); 6. Spencer Bayston (6); 7. Corey Day (1); 8. Justin Henderson (24); 9. Brady Bacon (18); 10. Dylan Cisney (13); 11. Brooke Tatnell (16); 12. Sawyer Phillips (11); 13. Terry McCarl (7); 14. Brock Zearfoss (10); 15. Kyle Reinhardt (20); 16. McKenna Haase (23); 17. Sye Lynch (22); 18. Logan Wagner (15); 19. Cale Thomas (17); 20. Cory Eliason (19); 21. Marcus Dumesny (5); 22. Brandon Wimmer (21); 23. Hunter Schuerenberg (9); 24. Ayrton Gennetten (3). Lap Leader: Abreu 1-25. Hard-charger: Henderson.

Saturday’s Lineups

A MAIN

1. 88 Austin McCarl (477) 7BC Tyler Courtney (473)

2. 15 Donny Schatz (469) 2 David Gravel (469)

3. 41 Carson Macedo (467) 57 Kyle Larson (462)

4. 19 Brent Marks (462) 27H Daryn Pittman (459)

5. 49 Brad Sweet (458) 25 JJ Hickle (458)

6. 1A Jacob Allen (457) 11M Parker Price-Miller (457)

7. 39 Justin Sanders (456) 11X Buddy Kofoid (453)

8. 7TAZ Tasker Phillips (451) 8 Aaron Reutzel (447)

9. B Transfer #1 B Transfer #2

10. B Transfer #3 B Transfer #4

11. 24R Rico Abreu (St. Helena, CA) 83JR Kerry Madsen (St. Marys, NSW, Aust)

12. 17 Sheldon Haudenschild (Wooster, OH) 21 Brian Brown (Grain Valley, MO)

** Subject to Change **

B MAIN

1. 18 Gio Scelzi (445) 1S Logan Schuchart (444)

2. 2K Lynton Jeffrey (443) 26 Zeb Wise (442)

3. 83 James McFadden (441) 13 Justin Peck (441)

4. 14J Cole Macedo (435) 2KS Ian Madsen (434)

5. 9 Kasey Kahne (431) 3TK Tim Kaeding (431)

6. 39M Anthony Macri (Dillsburg, PA) 5 Spencer Bayston (Lebanon, IN)

7. 14 Corey Day (Clovis, CA) 7 Justin Henderson (Tea, SD)

8. 21H Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, OK) 5C Dylan Cisney (Port Royal, PA)

9. 16 Brooke Tatnell (Sans Souci, NSW, Aust) 3P Sawyer Phillips (Pleasantville, IA)

10. 24 Terry McCarl (Altoona, IA) 3Z Brock Zearfoss (Jonestown, PA)

** Subject to Change **

C MAIN

1. 91 Kyle Reinhardt (Neptune City, NJ) 55T McKenna Haase (Des Moines, IA)

2. 42 Sye Lynch (Apollo, PA) 1 Logan Wagner (Harrisonville, PA)

3. 49X Cale Thomas (Fairland, IN) 71 Cory Eliason (Visalia, CA)

4. 1AU Marcus Dumesny (Sydney, NSW, Aust) 6B Brandon Wimmer (Fairmount, IN)

5. 55 Hunter Schuerenberg (Sikeston, MO) 3 Ayrton Gennetten (Gravois Mills, MO)

6. 15H Sam Hafertepe Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX) 22 Riley Goodno (Knoxville, IA)

7. 73 Scotty Thiel (Sheboygan, WI) 17W Shane Golobic (Fremont, CA)

8. 17B Bill Balog (Hartland, WI) 1M Don Droud Jr. (Lincoln, NE)

9. 09 Matt Juhl (Tea, SD) 20G Noah Gass (Mounds, OK)

10. 13JT Mark Dobmeier (Grand Forks, ND) 55W Mike Wagner (Harrisonville, PA)

** Subject to Change **

D MAIN

1. 101 Lachlan McHugh (Gold Coast, QLD, Aust) 2M Davey Heskin (St. Michael, MN)

2. 17S Sammy Swindell (Lakeland, TN) 52 Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, OK)

3. 21K Thomas Kennedy (Winnipeg, MB, Can) 84 Scott Bogucki (McLaren Vale, SA, Aust)

4. 35 Zach Hampton (Plainfield, IN) 44 Chris Martin (Ankeny, IA)

5. 40 Clint Garner (Sioux Falls, SD) 35K Chad Kemenah (Alvada, OH)

6. 18R Ryan Roberts (Aurora, NE) 45 Rusty Hickman (Bendigo, VIC, Aust)

7. 27 Carson McCarl (Altoona, IA) 11K Kraig Kinser (Bloomington, IN)

8. 7S Robbie Price (Cobble Hill, BC, Can) 83T Tanner Carrick (Lincoln, CA)

9. 16A Colby Copeland (Roseville, CA) 49J Josh Schneiderman (West Burlington, IA)

10. 11 Roger Crockett (Broken Arrow, OK) 99 Skylar Gee (Leduc, ALB, Can)

** Subject to Change **

E MAIN

1. 15M Bobby Mincer (Burlington, IA) 47X Dylan Westbrook (Scotland, ONT, Can)

2. 9JR Derek Hagar (Marion, AR) 97 Greg Wilson (Benton Ridge, OH)

3. 1X Jake Bubak (Arvada, CO) 11N Harli White (Lindsay, OK)

4. 4W Matt Wasmund (Jackson, MN) 65 Jordan Goldesberry (Springfield, IL)

5. 17C Carson Short (Marion, IL) 12 Tyler Drueke (Eagle, NE)

6. 11T TJ Stutts (Liverpool, PA) 19W Chris Windom (Canton, IL)

7. 10 Skylar Prochaska (Lakefield, MN) 2KK Kevin Ingle (Huron, SD)

8. 6 Bill Rose (Plainfield, IN) 97G Alan Gilbertson (Kasson, MN)

9. 7W Dustin Selvage (Indianola, IA) 14H Josh Higday (Des Moines, IA)

** Subject to Change **

 

 

Jacob Allen Wins First Ever at Knoxville on Night #2 of the Nationals!
Austin McCarl Earns the Pole for Saturday Night
by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 11, 2022) ‚€“ Jacob Allen realized a dream by adding his name to the winner‚€™s list at Knoxville Raceway Thursday on Night #2 of the 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey‚€™s. The win was worth $12,000 to the Hanover, Pennsylvania resident and came aboard the Shark Racing #1a. Jacob joined his teammate Logan Schuchart, who won Wednesday, and his father Bobby as a Knoxville winner. Austin McCarl emerged as the high point man, and earned $2,000 from SprintCarUnlimited.com as the pole-sitter for Saturday‚€™s $175,000 to win finale.

Allen shot by pole-sitter Zeb Wise to lead early in the 25-lap main event, ahead of Brad Sweet, Lynton Jeffrey and Austin McCarl. McCarl used the low side to get by Jeffrey for fourth on lap three. Kyle Larson, who had to transfer through the B, made quick work of the backside of the feature lineup, and was tenth by lap six.

Sweet passed Wise for second, and started his pursuit of Allen on lap seven. Carson Macedo entered the top five by lap eight. He passed McCarl for fourth on lap 14, and two circuits later, disposed of Wise for the third spot. McCarl would work by Wise himself with seven laps to go and secure fourth.

Sweet reeled in Allen in traffic and passed him briefly on the 21st lap. Allen was back in front at the line, however and continued his pace. Macedo entered the battle late, but Allen was too strong, and raced across the line for his first victory here.

Sweet held down second, ahead of Macedo, high point-getter McCarl and hard-charger Larson. Wise, Tyler Courtney, Kasey Kahne, Jeffrey and JJ Hickle completed the top ten. Tasker Phillips registered quick time over the 50-car field and earned enough points to nail down his first Knoxville Nationals berth. Dylan Cisney, Zach Hampton, Hhickle, Brian Brown and Jack Dover won heat races. Daryn Pittman won the B main and Skylar Gee took the C.

‚€œThis is so amazing!‚€Ě said Allen in Victory Lane. ‚€œTo get my Dad‚€™s #1a car‚€¶looks like it did when he won the Nationals (1990). What else can you really say? I had to hold off Brad Sweet, who‚€™s a champ here. I‚€™m just so blessed and thankful. A Knoxville victory just tops it off! Let‚€™s go! I was telling Logan I could throw up before this feature starts. You put the pressure on me (after winning) Wednesday. What would it be like if Shark Racing swept the wins on the prelim nights. What an amazing night! When Shark Racing first came out on the road, they wouldn‚€™t think that we were capable of doing this. To be able to accomplish this, it just shows you that no matter how hard you work at something‚€¶if you believe it and you want it, it can happen. It felt like a game of cat and mouse with the ‚€˜Big Cat.‚€™ Brad‚€™s the man. He was the one I was worried about. He‚€™s a great competitor and one of my friends. If it wasn‚€™t for talking to Brad many times throughout these years, I probably wouldn‚€™t be here either. Brad‚€™s been very good to me.‚€Ě

‚€œI‚€™m happy for Jake,‚€Ě said Sweet. ‚€œThat was cool to see the 1a get back to Victory Lane here at Knoxville. I‚€™ve been friends with Scruffy and those guys. I‚€™m a little disappointed. I thought we had a shot there. I just didn‚€™t make the right moves. When I slid him over there, I wonder what would have happened if I just hit the bottom and stuck it. I think I would have been better off. I never could get the same run. But he did a great job. He weaved his way through all that (traffic), and it‚€™s hard to get a win at Knoxville. We‚€™ll take a second. I think we‚€™re locked in the A. We‚€™ve got our work to do Saturday.‚€Ě

‚€œI actually got a little bit of a bad start there and had to just reel it back in,‚€Ě said Macedo. ‚€œI felt like I got to the top and was really making momentum and speed, and then got by a few cars. All of a sudden, I could see Brad and Jacob. I looked at the board and saw they were running one and two. I reeled them in fairly fast, but kind of faded at the end. I started getting tight in dirty air. I thought Jacob did a really good job. I think we‚€™re sitting nice in points and locked into Saturday night, so you can‚€™t ask for much more than that.‚€Ě

The 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey‚€™s continues Thursday, August 8 with Qualifying Night #2! For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway‚€™s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

(Points Below Results)

61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey‚€™s Qualifying Night #2 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (3), 15.407; 2. 11X, Buddy Kofoid, Penngrove, CA (21), 15.419; 3. 27H, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (17), 15.427; 4. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (14), 15.443; 5. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (4), 15.452; 6. 5, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (18), 15.485; 7. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (35), 15.506; 8. 16, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (5), 15.529; 9. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (13), 15.550; 10. 42, Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA (12), 15.552; 11. 41, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (19), 15.623; 12. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (10), 15.646; 13. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (27), 15.650; 14. 17S, Sammy Swindell, Lakeland, TN (29), 15.656; 15. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (6), 15.711; 16. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (30), 15.732; 17. 2K, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (8), 15.736; 18. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (32), 15.753; 19. 11N, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (2), 15.756; 20. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (31), 15.769; 21. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (28), 15.785; 22. 26, Zeb Wise, Angola, IN (20), 15.815; 23. 19W, Chris Windom, Canton, IL (25), 15.822; 24. 3TK, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (42), 15.830; 25. 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (22), 15.837; 26. 49X, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (43), 15.840; 27. 9, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (40), 15.841; 28. 11T, TJ Stutts, Liverpool, PA (11), 15.845; 29. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (7), 15.855; 30. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (37), 15.868; 31. 5C, Dylan Cisney, Port Royal, PA (26), 15.886; 32. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (1), 15.905; 33. 1, Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (24), 15.911; 34. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (46), 15.919; 35. 20G, Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (16), 15.928; 36. 83T, Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (23), 15.929; 37. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (44), 16.009; 38. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (33), 16.048; 39. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (39), 16.048; 40. 53, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (41), 16.091; 41. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (15), 16.12; 42. 83JR, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (48), 16.158; 43. 14H, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (45), 16.202; 44. 6, Bill Rose, Plainfield, IN (36), 16.226; 45. 97, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (38), 16.299; 46. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (34), 16.337; 47. 35K, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (49), 16.404; 48. 4W, Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN (50), 16.537; 49. 97G, Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN (47), 16.677; 50. 6A, Adam Cruea, Troy, OH (9), NT

Heat one (started), 10 Laps, 2:43.3: 1. Dylan Cisney (2); 2. Jacob Allen (4); 3. Cale Thomas (3); 4. Carson Macedo (6) / 5. Tanner Carrick (1); 6. Tasker Phillips (8); 7. Carson McCarl (5); 8. Spencer Bayston (7) / 9. Skylar Gee (9); 10. Tyler Drueke (10)

Heat two (started), 10 Laps, 2:45.0: 1. Zach Hampton (1); 2. Kasey Kahne (3); 3. Zeb Wise (4); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (5) / 5. Matt Juhl (6); 6. Buddy Kofoid (8); 7. Kyle Larson (7); 8. Bobby Mincer (2) / 9. Chad Kemenah (9) DNS - 10. Kerry Madsen

Heat three (started), 10 Laps, 2:44.0: 1. JJ Hickle (6); 2. Logan Wagner (2); 3. Brad Sweet (5); 4. Chris Windom (4) / 5. Brooke Tatnell (7); 6. Daryn Pittman (8); 7. TJ Stutts (3); 8. Chris Martin (1) / 9. Josh Higday (9); 10. Matt Wasmund (10)

Heat four (started), 10 Laps, 2:44.7: 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. Tim Kaeding (4); 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 4. Tyler Courtney (8) / 5. Anthony Macri (7); 6. Kraig Kinser (3); 7. Harli White (5); 8. Sammy Swindell (6) / 9. Bill Rose (9); 10. Alan Gilbertson (10)

Heat five (started), 10 Laps, 2:47.9: 1. Jack Dover (1); 2. Noah Gass (2); 3. Bill Balog (3); 4. Austin McCarl (8) / 5. Rico Abreu (5); 6. Ryan Roberts (4); 7. Sye Lynch (7); 8. Thomas Kennedy (6) / 9. Greg Wilson (9); 10. Adam Cruea (10)

C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:50.3: 1. Skylar Gee (1); 2. Josh Higday (3); 3. Greg Wilson (5); 4. Chad Kemenah (7) / 5. Bill Rose (2); 6. Tyler Drueke (4); 7. Matt Wasmund (6); 8. Alan Gilbertson (8) DNS - 9. Kerry Madsen; 10. Adam Cruea

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Daryn Pittman (3); 2. Kyle Larson (5); 3. Tasker Phillips (1); 4. Buddy Kofoid (2) / 5. Anthony Macri (7); 6. Sye Lynch (8); 7. Rico Abreu (14); 8. Sammy Swindell (10); 9. Harli White (13); 10. Matt Juhl (9); 11. Carson McCarl (12); 12. Chris Martin (20); 13. Thomas Kennedy (11); 14. Chad Kemenah (24); 15. Skylar Gee (21); 16. Josh Higday (22); 17. Tanner Carrick (19); 18. Ryan Roberts (15); 19. Greg Wilson (23); 20. Kraig Kinser (17); 21. Spencer Bayston (4); 22. TJ Stutts (16); 23. Bobby Mincer (18); 24. Brooke Tatnell (6)

A main (started), 25 Laps, 7:27.6: 1. Jacob Allen (2); 2. Brad Sweet (3); 3. Carson Macedo (6); 4. Austin McCarl (7); 5. Kyle Larson (22); 6. Zeb Wise (1); 7. Tyler Courtney (8); 8. Kasey Kahne (12); 9. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 10. JJ Hickle (5); 11. Tim Kaeding (10); 12. Daryn Pittman (21); 13. Chris Windom (9); 14. Dylan Cisney (14); 15. Brian Brown (19); 16. Buddy Kofoid (24); 17. Noah Gass (17); 18. Tasker Phillips (23); 19. Bill Balog (13); 20. Cale Thomas (11); 21. Zach Hampton (18); 22. Logan Wagner (15); 23. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (16); 24. Jack Dover (20). Lap Leader: Allen 1-25. Hard-charger: Larson.

Combined Point Totals

Drivers Locked into Saturday‚€™s A

1 88 Austin McCarl 477
2 7BC Tyler Courtney 473
3 15 Donny Schatz 469
4 2 David Gravel 469
5 41 Carson Macedo 467
6 57 Kyle Larson 462
7 19 Brent Marks 462
8 27H Daryn Pittman 459
9 49 Brad Sweet 458
10 25 JJ Hickle 458
11 1A Jacob Allen 457
12 11M Parker Price-Miller 457
13 39 Justin Sanders 456
14 11X Buddy Kofoid 453
15 7TAZ Tasker Phillips 451
16 8 Aaron Reutzel 447

Drivers Locked into Saturday‚€™s B

17 18 Gio Scelzi 445
18 1S Logan Schuchart 444
19 2K Lynton Jeffrey 443
20 26 Zeb Wise 442
21 83 James McFadden 441
22 13 Justin Peck 441
23 14J Cole Macedo 435
24 2KS Ian Madsen 434
25 9 Kasey Kahne 431
26 3TK Tim Kaeding 431

Drivers eligible to compete in Friday‚€™s FVP Hard Knox Night

27 19W Chris Windom 423
28 14 Corey Day 422
29 11 Roger Crockett 417
30 16A Colby Copeland 416
31 5C Dylan Cisney 414
32 3 Ayrton Gennetten 414
33 39M Anthony Macri 414
34 55 Hunter Schuerenberg 410
35 17W Shane Golobic 407
36 49X Cale Thomas 406
37 17 Sheldon Haudenschild 405
38 42 Sye Lynch 404
39 49J Josh Schneiderman 401
40 17B Bill Balog 400
41 101 Lachlan McHugh 399
42 17C Carson Short 398
43 09 Matt Juhl 398
44 20G Noah Gass 397
45 21 Brian Brown 396
46 7 Justin Henderson 396
47 91 Kyle Reinhardt 395
48 21H Brady Bacon 395
49 55T McKenna Haase 392
50 1 Logan Wagner 391
51 73 Scotty Thiel 390
52 55W Mike Wagner 390
53 17S Sammy Swindell 389
54 35 Zach Hampton 388
55 24R Rico Abreu 388
56 7S Robbie Price 386
57 3P Sawyer Phillips 385
58 15H Sam Hafertepe Jr. 384
59 2M Davey Heskin 384
60 13JT Mark Dobmeier 382
61 27 Carson McCarl 382
62 71 Cory Eliason 381
63 6B Brandon Wimmer 380
64 11N Harli White 380
65 5 Spencer Bayston 379
66 16 Brooke Tatnell 378
67 21K Thomas Kennedy 377
68 53 Jack Dover 376
69 7W Dustin Selvage 376
70 24 Terry McCarl 373
71 1AU Marcus Dumesny 360
72 18R Ryan Roberts 353
73 11K Kraig Kinser 341
74 83T Tanner Carrick 336
75 11T TJ Stutts 336
76 44 Chris Martin 333
77 84 Scott Bogucki 333
78 20 AJ Moeller 332
79 15M Bobby Mincer 323
80 40 Clint Garner 323
81 99 Skylar Gee 318
82 3Z Brock Zearfoss 318
83 14H Josh Higday 312
84 35K Chad Kemenah 308
85 47X Dylan Westbrook 306
86 97 Greg Wilson 302
87 65 Jordan Goldesberry 302
88 2KK Kevin Ingle 301
89 22 Riley Goodno 293
90 6 Bill Rose 282
91 10 Skylar Prochaska 278
92 83JR Kerry Madsen 275
93 12 Tyler Drueke 273
94 9JR Derek Hagar 272
95 1X Jake Bubak 271
96 4W Matt Wasmund 267
97 1M Don Droud Jr. 265
98 97G Alan Gilbertson 263
99 45 Rusty Hickman 257
100 6A Adam Cruea 257
101 52 Blake Hahn 230


 

 

Logan Schuchart Jets to Victory on Night #1 of Knoxville Nationals!
Donny Schatz and David Gravel Share Highest Point Totals

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 10, 2022)  In almost a replay of Sunday Capitani Classic at the Knoxville Raceway, Logan Schuchart outlasted Donny Schatz to win Night #1 of the 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Caseys on BRANDs Professional Agriculture Qualifying Night. The win was worth $12,000 to the Hanover, Pennsylvania, and came aboard the Shark Racing #1s. Before a lap could be completed, Brandon Wimmer came to a stop and retired. Schuchart led at the outset of the 25-lap main event from the pole position, ahead of Gio Scelzi, James McFadden, Cole Macedo and Justin Peck. Peck hit the low side of four to get by Macedo for fourth.

Davey Heskin slowed six laps in to bring the second cushion. On the restart, McFadden gained second from Scelzi, while Macedo retook fourth from McFadden. Donny Schatz also entered the top five at that point. Macedo‚€™s momentum continued when he gained third from Scelzi on lap eight. Aaron Reutzel went by Schatz for fifth at that point.

Ian Madsen slowed to a stop to bring the final caution on lap nine. Schuchart led McFadden, Macedo, Scelzi, Reutzel and Schatz back to green. The track really got racy at that point, with Scelzi regaining third, and then moving by McFadden for second on lap 11. Schatz was regaining momentum as well and was up to fourth.

On lap 13, Schatz worked by McFadden for third. He took second from Scelzi four laps later, and set his sights on the leader. They hit lapped traffic with seven to go, and Schatz gained ground. On lap 22, he appeared to be gaining on Schuchart, but a lapper on the bottom of turn three, slowed his progress.

In the end, Schuchart beat Schatz, a late charging David Gravel, Scelzi and McFadden to the line. Reutzel, Peck, Macedo, Corey Day and Roger Crockett rounded out the top ten. Parker Price-Miller set quick time over the 51-car field and won the B main. Carson Short, Day, Brandon Wimmer, Scotty Thiel and Mark Dobmeier won the heats. Brock Zearfoss claimed the C main.

‚€œI think we‚€™re good when we get the racetrack like this and get to racing around,‚€Ě said Schuchart in Victory Lane. ‚€œWe still have to work on qualifying. The last restart, I really stuttered before it took off. It was really racy for a Wednesday night. I couldn‚€™t get the quite the run I wanted to, especially when I ran the top. It pulled on the left side really hard. I wanted to diamond the corner. The middle had so much meat, but I didn‚€™t feel like I could do it. I kind of felt like a sitting duck. I thought I‚€™d see Donny there at the end, but we were able to hold on for the win.‚€Ě

‚€œI didn‚€™t know if that was a lapped car or if he was stopping there,‚€Ě said Schatz of his late momentum killer. ‚€œIt kind of killed our momentum. I needed to get there, and the only way was in three and four, just driving across the bottom. We got there. It wasn‚€™t easy by any means, but it gave us an opportunity from Sunday night to try a little something and we were a little freer there. We should be sitting good. We passed some cars and finished second. Points are important on a night like tonight.‚€Ě

‚€œI was fourth going into one and I don‚€™t know what happened,‚€Ě said Gravel. ‚€œI lost my map for a few laps and went back to eighth. I struggled and then the last ten laps I kind of got my stuff together there. The last lap was probably the best lap of my race. I was able to get by Gio. We just battled. The car just wasn‚€™t quite there in the A. Tonight was a stressful night after seeing everyone else not make it out of the fourth row in the heat. If I hadn‚€™t have done that, we would be in the A main tonight.‚€Ě

The 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey‚€™s continues Thursday, August 8 with Qualifying Night #2! For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway‚€™s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

(Points Below Results)

61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey‚€™s ‚€“ BRANDT Professional Agriculture Qualifying Night #1

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 11M, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (10), 15.362; 2. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (3), 15.543; 3. 39, Justin Sanders, Aromas, CA (17), 15.544; 4. 2KS, Ian Madsen, St. Mary‚€™s, NSW, Aust. (6), 15.577; 5. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (9), 15.584; 6. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (24), 15.606; 7. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 15.628; 8. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (12), 15.632; 9. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (11), 15.664; 10. 2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (20), 15.664; 11. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (32), 15.691; 12. 55T, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (30), 15.700; 13. 21H, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (7), 15.700; 14. 7S, Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, BC, Can. (13), 15.717; 15. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (29), 15.751; 16. 71, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (46), 15.764; 17. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (16), 15.780; 18. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (5), 15.791; 19. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (1), 15.792; 20. 1AU, Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (31), 15.798; 21. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (49), 15.802; 22. 14J, Cole Macedo, Lemoore, CA (14), 15.803; 23. 13, Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN (34), 15.807; 24. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (47), 15.831; 25. 83, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (36), 15.869; 26. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (33), 15.871; 27. 16A, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (28), 15.896; 28. 101, Lachlan McHugh, Gold Coast, QLD, Aust. (51), 15.909; 29. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (22), 15.917; 30. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (25), 15.923; 31. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (40), 15.937; 32. 14, Corey Day, Clovis, CA (42), 15.944; 33. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (27), 15.958; 34. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (48), 15.963; 35. 55W, Mike Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (18), 15.966; 36. 17C, Carson Short, Marion, IL (15), 15.979; 37. 91, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (44), 15.983; 38. 6B, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (41), 16.003; 39. 73, Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI (38), 16.006; 40. 13JT, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (37), 16.029; 41. 3Z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (35), 16.032; 42. 47X, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (26), 16.138; 43. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (19), 16.151; 44. 2KK, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (4), 16.174; 45. 10, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (21), 16.225; 46. 1X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (45), 16.283; 47. 1M, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (50), 16.286; 48. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (39), 16.314; 49. 9JR, Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (43), 16.388; 50. 45, Rusty Hickman, Bendigo, VIC, Aust. (8), 16.612; 51. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (23), NT

Heat one (started), 10 Laps, 2:43.0: 1. Carson Short (1); 2. Aaron Reutzel (4); 3. Logan Schuchart (3); 4. Donny Schatz (6) / 5. AJ Moeller (2); 6. Cory Eliason (5); 7. Ayrton Gennetten (7); 8. Parker Price-Miller (8) / 9. Brock Zearfoss (9); 10. Jake Bubak (10)

Heat two (started), 10 Laps, 2:42.3: 1. Corey Day (2); 2. Kyle Reinhardt (1); 3. Colby Copeland (3); 4. Cole Macedo (4) / 5. Brent Marks (8); 6. Terry McCarl (5); 7. McKenna Haase (6); 8. Sawyer Phillips (7) / 9. Dylan Westbrook (9) DNS - 10. Don Droud Jr.

Heat three (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Brandon Wimmer (1); 2. Justin Peck (4); 3. Hunter Schuerenberg (2); 4. Lachlan McHugh (3) / 5. Justin Sanders (8); 6. Brady Bacon (6); 7. Dustin Selvage (5); 8. Sheldon Haudenschild (7) / 9. Jordan Goldesberry (9); 10. Riley Goodno (10)

Heat four (started), 10 Laps, 2:44.6: 1. Scotty Thiel (1); 2. Gio Scelzi (4); 3. Davey Heskin (2); 4. Roger Crockett (3) / 5. Robbie Price (6); 6. Shane Golobic (7); 7. Ian Madsen (8); 8. Kevin Ingle (9) / 9. Derek Hagar (10); 10. Clint Garner (5)

Heat five (started), 10 Laps, 2:44.0: 1. Mark Dobmeier (1); 2. James McFadden (4); 3. Mike Wagner (2); 4. David Gravel (7) / 5. Justin Henderson (6); 6. Scott Bogucki (3); 7. Marcus Dumesny (5); 8. Josh Schneiderman (8) / 9. Skylar Prochaska (9) DNS - 10. Rusty Hickman

C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:42.4: 1. Brock Zearfoss (2); 2. Dylan Westbrook (3); 3. Riley Goodno (8); 4. Jordan Goldesberry (4) / 5. Derek Hagar (7); 6. Skylar Prochaska (5); 7. Jake Bubak (6); 8. Clint Garner (1) DNS - 9. Don Droud Jr., 10. Rusty Hickman 11. Blake Hahn

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:23.6: 1. Parker Price-Miller (1); 2. Brent Marks (2); 3. Ian Madsen (4); 4. Justin Sanders (3) / 5. Ayrton Gennetten (6); 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (8); 7. Shane Golobic (9); 8. Justin Henderson (13); 9. Brady Bacon (11); 10. McKenna Haase (10); 11. Josh Schneiderman (5); 12. Dustin Selvage (16); 13. Cory Eliason (14); 14. Robbie Price (12); 15. Brock Zearfoss (19); 16. Terry McCarl (15); 17. Sawyer Phillips (7); 18. Marcus Dumesny (17); 19. Riley Goodno (21); 20. Dylan Westbrook (22); 21. Jordan Goldesberry (23); 22. Kevin Ingle (20); 23. Scott Bogucki (18) DNS - 24. AJ Moeller

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Logan Schuchart (1); 2. Donny Schatz (7); 3. David Gravel (8); 4. Gio Scelzi (3); 5. James McFadden (2); 6. Aaron Reutzel (6); 7. Justin Peck (4); 8. Cole Macedo (5); 9. Corey Day (12); 10. Roger Crockett (11); 11. Hunter Schuerenberg (13); 12. Parker Price-Miller (21); 13. Brent Marks (22); 14. Colby Copeland (9); 15. Justin Sanders (24); 16. Kyle Reinhardt (17); 17. Carson Short (16); 18. Scotty Thiel (19); 19. Mike Wagner (15); 20. Lachlan McHugh (10); 21. Mark Dobmeier (20); 22. Ian Madsen (23); 23. Davey Heskin (14); 24. Brandon Wimmer (18). Lap Leader: Schuchart 1-25. Hard-charger: Price-Miller.

Wednesday Points

1 15 Donny Schatz 469
2 2 David Gravel 469
3 19 Brent Marks 462
4 11M Parker Price-Miller 457
5 39 Justin Sanders 456
6 8 Aaron Reutzel 447
7 18 Gio Scelzi 445
8 1S Logan Schuchart 444
9 83 James McFadden 441
10 13 Justin Peck 441
11 14J Cole Macedo 435
12 2KS Ian Madsen 434
13 14 Corey Day 422
14 11 Roger Crockett 417
15 16A Colby Copeland 416
16 3 Ayrton Gennetten 414
17 55 Hunter Schuerenberg 410
18 17W Shane Golobic 407
19 17 Sheldon Haudenschild 405
20 49J Josh Schneiderman 401
21 101 Lachlan McHugh 399
22 17C Carson Short 398
23 7 Justin Henderson 396
24 91 Kyle Reinhardt 395
25 21H Brady Bacon 395
26 55T McKenna Haase 392
27 73 Scotty Thiel 390
28 55W Mike Wagner 390
29 7S Robbie Price 386
30 3P Sawyer Phillips 385
31 2M Davey Heskin 384
32 13JT Mark Dobmeier 382
33 71 Cory Eliason 381
34 6B Brandon Wimmer 380
35 7W Dustin Selvage 376
36 24 Terry McCarl 373
37 1AU Marcus Dumesny 360
38 84 Scott Bogucki 333
39 20 AJ Moeller 332
40 40 Clint Garner 323
41 3Z Brock Zearfoss 318
42 47X Dylan Westbrook 306
43 65 Jordan Goldesberry 302
44 2KK Kevin Ingle 301
45 22 Riley Goodno 293
46 10 Skylar Prochaska 278
47 9JR Derek Hagar 272
48 1X Jake Bubak 271
49 1M Don Droud Jr. 265
50 45 Rusty Hickman 257
51 52 Blake Hahn 230

 

 

 

Logan Schuchart Survives a Thriller to Win Capitani Classic!

Scotty Johnson Wins Fifth of the Season in Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 7, 2022) – Logan Schuchart won a late duel with Donny Schatz and escaped disaster with a well-timed caution to conquer the 11th Annual Xtream Powered by Mediacom Capitani Classic Sunday night at Knoxville Raceway. The win was worth $9,000 for the driver of the Shark Racing #1s. Scotty Johnson made a mid-race pass to claim his fifth victory of the season in the Pro Sprints class.

Schuchart started outside row one for the 25-lap main event and led early over pole-sitter Sye Lynch, Aaron Reutzel, Tyler Courtney and Gio Scelzi. Courtney was an early mover, taking third from Reutzel on lap three before a spin by Tasker Phillips slowed things.

Courtney moved into second on the restart, with Reutzel and Scelzi in tow. By lap five, Reutzel had claimed the runner-up spot from Courtney, while Donny Schatz moved into the top five.

Schatz was on a roll, blowing by Scelzi for fourth on lap six, shooting by Courtney for third on lap eight, and cruising by Reutzel for second on lap ten, as Schuchart began entering lapped traffic.

Schatz gained quickly on Schuchart and took the point in turns three and four with eight to go. Schatz momentum was affected a lap later in the same spot, and Schuchart used the low groove to roar back to the point.

Going down the backstretch on lap 20, Schuchart encountered the slowed car of Brady Bacon, got hard on the brakes and made some contact with the limping sprinter. Somehow, he kept it going, and though Schatz roared by the pair, the yellow lights came on for Bacon, and put Schuchart back at the fore.

The last five laps saw Schatz all over the leader, but unable to get by. Schuchart’s win was the second in his career here, and the first at the Capitani Classic. Schatz finished just .391 of a second behind, followed by Reutzel, Brad Sweet and Parker Price-Miller. Courtney, David Gravel, Scelzi, Anthony Macri and Davey Heskin rounded out the top ten.

Aussies James McFadden and Lynton Jeffrey set quick time over their respective groups. Heskin, Buddy Kofoid, Daryn Pittman, Justi Peck, Macri and Scelzi were heat winners. The B mains were won by McFadden and Brian Brown. The normal Pole Shuffle was canceled because of impending weather. Jeffrey and Brown were both flip victims in their heats, but were uninjured. Brown returned for his B main.

“It’s nice to get back in Victory Lane,” said Schuchart. “We’ve been working so hard. Anytime the 15 car goes by you here, you know he’s going to be good. It’s always tough. I felt so good, I thought there’s no way someone’s going to pass me. I saw a car to the inside of me and I knew exactly who it was before I ever even saw the car. He just rolled around there good, and the lapped cars helped me a little in getting back by him…but they about bit me too. We were able to make it through that, which felt really good. Hopefully, we got some good notes for Saturday. Capitani winners have a good record on Saturday night, and we want to keep that going.”

“That’s what we’re here for…the excitement,” said Schatz. “(Schuchart) was going for it, and we were going for it. He got the better end of it. He’s lucky he didn’t end up crashed (in the caution incident). We don’t want to see anybody tearing stuff up. Everyone’s bringing their good stuff here tonight and seeing what you got. I saw it coming, I tried to just get out of the way. I felt we were a little better, we just couldn’t find a way around. He moved around the racetrack and hustled it hard. We just couldn’t get it done. It’s good to get the week started good. The guys will go try to make things better, and they’ve been doing a good job of that. I can’t wait for Wednesday.”

“It’s a great night,” said Reutzel. “The field of cars that are in this race…it’s hard enough just to make it. To run third…we’re really proud of that. We tried some things tonight, because we felt like it would be a good time to test leading into Nationals. I think there’s a few things we’ll change to make ourselves a little better.”

The Pro Sprints 15-lap feature got off to a rough start when pole-sitter Mike Johnston was slow to take off, setting a chain reaction that saw Brandon Worthington get upside down. He was not injured. The second try at green saw Scotty Johnson, who was starting outside row one, jump and get penalized a row.

Things were all green from there. Johnston shot out and set a good pace in the lead, while Johnson settled into second, ahead of Jeff Wilke and Kade Higday, up from row four. Higday shot by Wilke for third on the second lap.

Johnston’s run was a good one on the low side, but a minor slip up on the tenth circuit, gave Johnson an opportunity, and he took it. Johnson roared by into the point with just five laps remaining.

Higday continued his good run, snatching second from Johnston on the white flag lap. Johnson’s fifth win of the season came ahead of Higday, Johnston, Tyler Groenendyk and Wilke. Chase Young, Mike Mayberry, Eric Bridger, Ryan Navritil and Josh Jones completed the top ten. Higday set quick time, and Groenendyk and Mayberry were heat winners.

“That was probably one of the best races I ever ran,” said Johnson in Victory Lane. “(Johnston) and I were at it the whole time. He was right there and I was right there. I was just hoping he’d mess up off the bottom. When he did, I was able to take advantage. We had some last minute adjustments. The track changed completely after the rain (a short delay prior to the feature).”

The 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s opens up Wednesday, August 7 with BRANDT Professional Agriculture Night! For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

(Points/Saturday Lineups Below Results)

11th Annual Xtream Powered by Mediacom Capitani Classic Presented by Great Southern Bank

Time Trial Group #1 (started), 2 laps: 1. 83, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (5), 15.737; 2. 15X, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (33), 15.786; 3. 11, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (13), 15.846; 4. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (29), 15.863; 5. 71, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (28), 15.869; 6. 21H, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (4), 15.874; 7. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (12), 15.874; 8. 2X, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (27), 15.902; 9. 27H, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (9), 15.903; 10. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (1), 15.917; 11. 11M, Buddy Kofoid, Penngrove, CA (10), 15.932; 12. 83JR, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (14), 15.951; 13. 39, Justin Sanders, Aromas, CA (3), 16.006; 14. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (15), 16.013; 15. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 16.021; 16. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (21), 16.044; 17. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (30), 16.075; 18. 26, Zeb Wise, Angola, IN (7), 16.089; 19. 2KS, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (8), 16.136; 20. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (6), 16.171; 21. 14J, Cole Macedo, Lemoore, CA (23), 16.269; 22. 101, Lachlan McHugh, Gold Coast, QLD, Aust. (35), 16.324; 23. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (36), 16.357; 24. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (24), 16.370; 25. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (18), 16.385; 26. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (34), 16.416; 27. 47X, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (16), 16.423; 28. 14M, Corey Day, Clovis, CA (31), 16.440; 29. 91, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (32), 16.494; 30. 7S, Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, BC, Can. (25), 16.499; 31. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (11), 16.518; 32. 20G, Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (19), 16.620; 33. 35, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (26), 16.714; 34. 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (17), 16.744; 35. 10, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (20), 17.017

Time Trial Group #2 (started), 2 laps: 1. 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (28), 16.081; 2. 49S, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (21), 16.118; 3. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (5), 16.126; 4. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (4), 16.154; 5. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (18), 16.201; 6. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (13), 16.209; 7. 42, Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA (2), 16.211; 8. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (12), 16.228; 9. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (31), 16.233; 10. 13, Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN (15), 16.235; 11. 9K, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (24), 16.238; 12. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (7), 16.323; 13. 41, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (6), 16.342; 14. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (1), 16.342; 15. 6, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (3), 16.431; 16. 16A, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (10), 16.479; 17. 45, Rusty Hickman, Bendigo, VIC, Aust. (17), 16.485; 18. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (19), 16.488; 19. 1AU, Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (30), 16.490; 20. 14, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (11), 16.522; 21. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (9), 16.531; 22. 3TK, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (23), 16.572; 23. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (33), 16.584; 24. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (25), 16.659; 25. 11N, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (16), 16.681; 26. 11T, TJ Stutts, Liverpool, PA (14), 16.684; 27. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (34), 16.701; 28. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (26), 16.707; 29. 19, Chris Windom, Canton, IL (29), 16.716; 30. 83T, Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (32), 16.758; 31. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (27), 16.846; 32. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (20), 16.963; 33. 9H, Landon Hansen, Newton, IA (22), 17.708; 34. 3Z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (8), NT

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.0: 1. Davey Heskin (1); 2. Logan Schuchart (2); 3. Tyler Courtney (3) / 4. James McFadden (4); 5. Justin Sanders (5); 6. Ayrton Gennetten (6); 7. Lachlan McHugh (8); 8. Thomas Kennedy (9); 9. Ian Madsen (7); 10. Corey Day (10); 11. Ryan Roberts (11) DNS- Josh Schneiderman

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:13.5: 1. Buddy Kofoid (1); 2. David Gravel (2); 3. Donny Schatz (4) / 4. Cory Eliason (3); 5. Austin McCarl (6); 6. JJ Hickle (5); 7. Kyle Reinhardt (10); 8. Matt Juhl (7); 9. Skylar Prochaska (12); 10. Noah Gass (11) DNS – AJ Moeller, Terry McCarl

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.9: 1. Daryn Pittman (2); 2. Kerry Madsen (1); 3. Parker Price-Miller (4) / 4. Zeb Wise (6); 5. Brady Bacon (3); 6. Carson McCarl (5); 7. Cole Macedo (7); 8. Robbie Price (10); 9. Dylan Westbrook (9); 10. Sawyer Phillips (8); 11. Chad Kemenah (11)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.3: 1. Justin Peck (1); 2. Carson Macedo (5); 3. Sye Lynch (2) / 4. Tim Kaeding (8); 5. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (3); 6. Harli White (9); 7. Marcus Dumesny (7); 8. Clint Garner (10); 9. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 10. Colby Copeland (6) DNS – Bobby Mincer

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.1: 1. Anthony Macri (2); 2. Brad Sweet (4); 3. Kasey Kahne (1) / 4. Shane Golobic (5); 5. Josh Higday (7); 6. Rusty Hickman (6); 7. Chris Windom (8); 8. Dustin Selvage (10); 9. TJ Stutts (9); 10. Brian Brown (3) DNS – Justin Henderson

Heat six (started), 8 Laps, 2:19.0: 1. Gio Scelzi (4); 2. Tasker Phillips (2); 3. Aaron Reutzel (3) / 4. Blake Hahn (1); 5. Scott Bogucki (6); 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (7); 7. Riley Goodno (9); 8. Brandon Wimmer (5); 9. Tanner Carrick (10); 10. Chris Martin (8); 11. Landon Hansen (11)

B main #1 (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. James McFadden (1); 2. Brady Bacon (3); 3. JJ Hickle (5) / 4. Ayrton Gennetten (7); 5. Justin Sanders (4); 6. Cole Macedo (12); 7. Carson McCarl (6); 8. Austin McCarl (8); 9. Ian Madsen (10); 10. Zeb Wise (9); 11. Corey Day (16); 12. Thomas Kennedy (17); 13. Kyle Reinhardt (15); 14. Chad Kemenah (19); 15. Dylan Westbrook (13); 16. Robbie Price (18); 17. Noah Gass (20); 18. Lachlan McHugh (11); 19. Sawyer Phillips (14); 20. Skylar Prochaska (21); 21. Ryan Roberts (22); 22. Cory Eliason (2) DNS – Matt Juhl, Josh Schneiderman, AJ Moeller, Terry McCarl

B main #2 (started), 12 Laps, 3:35.9: 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. Blake Hahn (4); 3. Shane Golobic (3) / 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 5. Scott Bogucki (7); 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (12); 7. Marcus Dumesny (10); 8. Harli White (11); 9. Tim Kaeding (9); 10. Riley Goodno (13); 11. Rusty Hickman (8); 12. Clint Garner (19); 13. Brandon Wimmer (6); 14. Tanner Carrick (15); 15. Chris Martin (14); 16. Dustin Selvage (17); 17. TJ Stutts (16); 18. Chris Windom (18); 19. Colby Copeland (5) DNS – Lynton Jeffrey, Josh Higday, Landon Hansen, Bobby Mincer, Justin Henderson

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Logan Schuchart (2); 2. Donny Schatz (8); 3. Aaron Reutzel (3); 4. Brad Sweet (7); 5. Parker Price-Miller (6); 6. Tyler Courtney (4); 7. David Gravel (9); 8. Gio Scelzi (5); 9. Anthony Macri (10); 10. Davey Heskin (13); 11. Carson Macedo (18); 12. Kasey Kahne (16); 13. Kerry Madsen (17); 14. Daryn Pittman (11); 15. Justin Peck (14); 16. James McFadden (19); 17. JJ Hickle (23); 18. Buddy Kofoid (15); 19. Blake Hahn (22); 20. Shane Golobic (24); 21. Tasker Phillips (12); 22. Brady Bacon (21); 23. Sye Lynch (1); 24. Brian Brown (20). Lap Leaders: Schuchart 1-16, Schatz 17, Schuchart 18-25. Hard-charger: Ca. Macedo.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 42J, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (1), 18.123; 2. 44, Scotty Johnson, Dallas, IA (4), 18.189; 3. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (6), 18.32; 4. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (2), 18.47; 5. 26M, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (8), 18.516; 6. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (7), 18.59; 7. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (5), 18.625; 8. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (3), 18.626; 9. 17X, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (11), 18.632; 10. 3TJ, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (12), 18.682; 11. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (10), 18.818; 12. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (9), 18.902

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.9: 1. Tyler Groenendyk (2); 2. Chase Young (4); 3. Josh Jones (1); 4. Kade Higday (6); 5. Jeff Wilke (5); 6. Brandon Worthington (3)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.1: 1. Mike Mayberry (4); 2. Nathan Mills (2); 3. Mike Johnston (3); 4. Eric Bridger (5); 5. Ryan Navratil (1); 6. Scotty Johnson (6)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:40.6: 1. Scotty Johnson (2); 2. Kade Higday (8); 3. Mike Johnston (1); 4. Tyler Groenendyk (3); 5. Jeff Wilke (4); 6. Chase Young (6); 7. Mike Mayberry (7); 8. Eric Bridger (5); 9. Ryan Navratil (12); 10. Josh Jones (10); 11. Nathan Mills (9); 12. Brandon Worthington (11). Lap Leaders: Johnston 1-9, Johnson 10-15. Hard-charger: Higday.

 

 

 

 

 

Aaron Reutzel Leads Texas Two-Step for $30,000 as 360 Knoxville Nationals Champion! 

by Bill Wright 

 

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 6, 2022) – Aaron Reutzel wired the field top capture the 32nd Annual 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank Saturday night at Knoxville.  With a $15,000 prize, and an equal amount of lap money, the Clute, Texas native now living in Knoxville took home $30,000 for his drive aboard the Ridge & Sons Racing #8. Reutzel bested fellow Texas native, Sam Hafertepe Jr., who closed late. 

 

Reutzel started outside row one and stormed away early to lead Lynton Jeffrey, Clint Garner, Brian Brown and Terry McCarl in the 30-lapper.  Hafertepe had moved from his seventh starting spot into the top five by the fifth lap. 

 

Reutzel built his lead over Jeffrey as the laps ticked on.  Meanwhile, Hafertepe was also finding his stride.  A slide job by Brown gained fourth on lap 13, and a similar move in the same spot on the next circuit saw contact between Hafertepe and Garner.  Both veteran drivers managed to soldier on, with Hafertepe gaining third. 

 

Reutzel was into lapped traffic at the halfway point, and Hafertepe worked by Jeffrey to move into second.  The last ten laps saw furious racing between Jeffrey and Garner for the last podium spot.  They traded the position five times in the last ten laps.   

 

Meanwhile, Hafertepe cut a 2.5 second disadvantage to under a second in the late stages.  Reutzel would win in track record time (9:03.9) over the 30 laps.  Hafertepe settled for second, ahead of Garner, Jeffrey and McCarl.  Brown, Cory Eliason, Ayrton Gennetten, hard-charger Chase Randall and Gio Scelzi rounded out the top ten.   

 

Tyler Courtney won the 18-lap B main, and Kaleb Johnson claimed the C main.  The D main saw much attrition and carnage.  Seth Brahmer and Ryan Bowers were involved in a scary accident on the front stretch that required fence repair.  On the restart, a six-car pileup brought things to a stop again, with Rusty Hickman, Randy Miller, Tony Rost, Ben Brown, Clayton Christensen and Sam Henderson involved.  No one was seriously injured.  Justin Sanders emerged victorious in the D, while Jett Carney won the E main. 

 

Randall secured $500 from Jetco as Rookie of the Year, while Cody Hansen took $500 from DGRD for “Best Appearing Car.” 

 

“We were struggling at the end,” said Reutzel in Victory Lane.  “I knew probably someone was coming, but that’s how I wanted the race to play out.  I wanted to go green to checker, so I could run in lapped traffic and try to hide a little bit.  We were able to get up front and make the best of it.  It all worked out good.  By the time you get to the A main, there’s a good field of drivers, and no yellows.  That was great.  It’s been a fun year (staying close to home) and race the schedule I want to race.  It’s huge for our team to win this!” 

 

“We could have used a caution or anything,” said Hafertepe of his second place run.  “(Reutzel) drove a pretty good race and got through lapped traffic really well.  When you get out front at this place…sometimes clean air is the best place to be.  We had a really good racecar.  We passed a lot of good cars to get there.  I got into Clint, which I didn’t mean to.  I was hitting a little patch of moisture and I missed it and got up into him.  I didn’t want to race him like that.  Hat's off to my guys.  They gave me a really good racecar to drive.” 

 

“The car was fast you know,” said Garner.  “I did my best to do what I could there.  I definitely felt like the underdog again here.  When I stood in the lineup to do introductions, there were a lot of great racecar drivers.  Most of them could be the best or one of the best in the country.  I’m privileged to be here, and I can’t thank everybody that helps me out enough.  The crowd was great and I’m glad to be up here talking to you guys.  (The incident with Sam)…the good thing is, is he’s badass.  Good drivers know what they’re doing and I knew what I was doing.  We both kept them under control.  Sammy (Swindell) told me one time a long time ago, if your right rear is spinning when you hit them, you did nothing wrong.  So he did nothing wrong.” 

 

The Xtreme powered by Mediacom Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank on Sunday provides the last tune-up for the 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s!  For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or on Facebook and Twitter. 

 

32nd Annual 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank Championship Results 

 

E main (started), 8 Laps, No Time: 1. 6J, Jett Carney, El Paso, TX (2); 2. 1cc, Clayton Christensen, Spencer, IA (1); 3. 42, Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA (4); 4. 5T, Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK (6); 5. 19, Wes Wofford, Alamogordo, NM (5); 6. 83JR, Sam Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (10); 7. 6c, Logan Calderwood, Goodyear, AZ (3); 8. 199, Ryan Bowers, Nowthen, MN (8); 9. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (7) / 10. 4D, Charles Davis Jr., Buckeye, AZ (9); 11. 3M, Michael Pinnel, Rapid City, SD (13); 12. 4s, Adam Speckman, Sioux Falls, SD (12); 13. 4H Cody Hansen, Nunda, SD (11) DNS – 8H, Jacob Hughes, Hartford, SD; 17B, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD; 24N, Nate Mills, Bondurant, IA; 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA; 2, Alex Pettas, Tempe, AZ; 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA; 9m, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO; 10, Landon Britt, Memphis, TN; 41, Chase Moran, Fultonville, NY 

 

D main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. 16A, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (1); 2. 26H, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (8); 3. 5m, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (4); 4. 21G, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO (2); 5. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (14); 6. 50z, Zach Chappell, Talala, OK (12); 7. 55B, Brandon Anderson, Glenpool, OK (10); 8. Sye Lynch (18); 9. 28, Luke Verardi, Taylorville, IL (13) / 10. Ryan Timms (19); 11. John Anderson (24); 12. Logan Calderwood (22); 13. 22w, Aaron Werner, Colman, SD (15); 14. Jett Carney (16); 15. Wes Wofford (20); 16. 45, Rusty Hickman, Bendigo, VIC, Aust. (3); 17. 2JR, Kelly Miller, Coaldale, ALB, Can. (5); 18. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (6); 19. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (9); 20. Clayton Christensen (17); 21. Sam Henderson (21); 22. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (11); 23. 13v, Seth Brahmer, Wisner, NE (7); 24. Ryan Bowers (23) DNS – 1x, Tim Crawley, Benton, AR; 9G, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA; 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA; 27H, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK; 9MB, JJ Beaver, Knoxville, IA 

 

C main (started), 12 Laps, 3:33.3: 1. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (1); 2. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (2); 3. 91, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (4); 4. 55T, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (3) / 5. 27B, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (8); 6. 14T, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (10); 7. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (15); 8. Colby Copeland (16); 9. 7M, Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (13); 10. Scott Bogucki (17); 11. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (6); 12. Joe Beaver (20); 13. 45x, Kyler Johnson, Quinter, KS (9); 14. Zach Chappell (21); 15. 10P, Dylan Postier, Stillwater, OK (14); 16. Sye Lynch (23); 17. Brandon Anderson (22); 18. 23, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (12); 19. Gunner Ramey (19); 20. Luke Verardi (24); 21. Collin Moyle (18); 22. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (7); 23. 83, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (5); 24. 8M, Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (11) DNS – 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE; 7c, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA; 4w, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA; 17w, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA; 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA 

 

B main (started), 18 Laps, 5:22.8: 1. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (1); 2. 11M, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (8); 3. 5, Brady Forbrook, Morgan, MN (2); 4. 49x, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (5) / 5. 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (3); 6. 20, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (13); 7. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (4); 8. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (6); 9. 14, Corey Day, Clovis, CA (10); 10. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (7); 11. 39, Justin Sanders, Aromas, CA (9); 12. 64, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (16); 13. 26, Zeb Wise, Angola, IN (14); 14. 21H, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (15); 15. 2m, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (19); 16. 36, Jason Martin, Lincoln, NE (11); 17. Kaleb Johnson (21); 18. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (20); 19. 11N, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (17); 20. Cam Martin (22); 21. Kyle Reinhardt (23); 22. 75AU, Tyler Blank, California, MO (18); 23. 22x, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (12); 24. McKenna Haase (24) 

 

A main, 30 Laps, 9:03.9 (NTR): 1. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (2); 2. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (7); 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (3); 4. 2K, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (1); 5. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (4); 6. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (5); 7. 71, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (12); 8. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (6); 9. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (18); 10. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (8); 11. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (16); 12. 83H, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (14); 13. Parker Price-Miller (22); 14. 24w, Garet Williamson, Kingdom City, MO (13); 15. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (19); 16. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (11); 17. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15); 18. Cale Thomas (24); 19. Brady Forbrook (23); 20. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (17); 21. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanborn, MN (9); 22. 6, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (20); 23. 2c, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (10); 24. Tyler Courtney (21). Lap Leader: Reutzel 1-30. Hard-charger: Randall. $500 Jetco Rookie of the Year: Randall.  $500 DGRD Best Appearing Car: Hansen. 

 

 

 

 

Brian Brown Rides to Victory on Night #2 of 360 Knoxville Nationals Friday! 

Lynton Jeffrey Nails Down the Pole for Saturday’s Championship 

by Bill Wright 

 

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 4, 2022) – Brian Brown led wire to wire to victory on Mid-Am Building Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank Night #2 at the Knoxville Raceway Friday.  Lynton Jeffrey emerged as the high point man for both qualifying nights and will sit on the pole for Saturday’s championship $15,000 to win event.  Jeffrey was using a borrowed motor.   

 

Brown started third and quickly shot by front row starters, Christopher Thram and Blake Hahn to take the early lead, ahead of Thram, Wayne Johnson, Terry McCarl and Hahn.  Jeffrey worked into the top five by lap four. 

 

McCarl used the low side to gain third from Johnson on lap five.  Brown hit lapped traffic on the eighth circuit, but and incident involving Kelby Watt, collected Davey Heskin, who got upside down, and Kaleb Johnson.  No one was injured. 

 

The restart saw Brown leading Thram, McCarl, Johnson and Jeffrey.  Jeffrey worked by Johnson for fourth, and Clint Garner followed him into fifth at the halfway point.  McCarl used the high side to get by Thram for second with six to go. 

 

Brown was in lapped traffic with three to go, and pulled away to win by over four seconds.  McCarl was second, Jeffrey gained third with two to go and was followed by Thram and Garner.  Johnson, Cale Thomas, hard-charger Kyle Larson, Tasker Phillips and Hahn rounded out the top ten.  Watt set quick time over the 56-car field, while Heskin, Phillips, Austin Miller, Johnson and Ian Madsen won heats.  Clayton Christensen won the C main and Larson claimed the B.  New York’s Chase Moran was a flip victim in his heat.  He was uninjured. 

 

“It’s good to be here,” said Brown in Victory Lane.  “The 360 Nationals…the final night’s been good to us, but the qualifying night...we don’t seem to qualify well.  We dig a hole and start deep.  We should be in the first three rows (inside row three).  I feel like if our car’s like this, if we do our job we can beat anyone in the world.” 

 

“(Thram) did a great job,” said McCarl.  “I started finding the bottom there, and got up beside him.  We didn’t quite get there, and he took my line away from me.  That’s exactly what I would have done with him.  It took a bit to get going.  After that yellow, my tire didn’t want to take off and didn’t feel near as good as I did before the yellow.” 

 

“It’s good news (being the high point driver),” said Jeffrey.  “I can’t believe it.  I didn’t even have a motor this morning.  I didn’t know, but Jody Hegwood loaned us one (driven by Devin Kline).  They were kind enough to take it out of his car and put it in mine for the night.  It’s a really good motor.  I’m pretty excited.  Sitting on the pole of the 360 Nationals is definitely a feather in the cap.  We’ll just try and get it finished off.” 

 

The 32nd Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank concludes Saturday night, August 6!  For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or on Facebook and Twitter. 

 

(Points/Saturday Lineups Below Results) 

 

32nd Annual 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank Mid-Am Building Supply Night #2 Results 

 

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 6, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (1), 16.422; 2. 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (8), 16.485; 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (4), 16.502; 4. 2K, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (33), 16.560; 5. 5, Brady Forbrook, Morgan, MN (40), 16.591; 6. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (26), 16.599; 7. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (24), 16.599; 8. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (20), 16.650; 9. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (37), 16.650; 10. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (16), 16.687; 11. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanborn, MN (18), 16.700; 12. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (29), 16.717; 13. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (10), 16.721; 14. 39, Justin Sanders, Aromas, CA (38), 16.759; 15. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (30), 16.784; 16. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (5), 16.842; 17. 27H, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (49), 16.871; 18. 1X, Tim Crawley, Benton, AR (6), 16.875; 19. 21H, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (22), 16.877; 20. 49X, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (23), 16.897; 21. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (43), 16.923; 22. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (52), 16.940; 23. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (14), 16.959; 24. 11N, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (27), 16.962; 25. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (15), 16.962; 26. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (12), 16.983; 27. 8M, Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (54), 17.012; 28. 83, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (13), 17.020; 29. 199, Ryan Bowers, Nowthen, MN (7), 17.047; 30. 64, Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. (21), 17.079; 31. 14T, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (32), 17.079; 32. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (48), 17.079; 33. 8H, Jacob Hughes, Hartford, SD (28), 17.081; 34. 9MB, JJ Beaver, Knoxville, IA (19), 17.110; 35. 16A, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (31), 17.112; 36. 50Z, Zach Chappell, Talala, OK (9), 17.116; 37. 27B, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (55), 17.127; 38. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (56), 17.131; 39. 21G, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO (42), 17.164; 40. 2JR, Kelly Miller, Coaldale, ALB, Can. (50), 17.193; 41. 6J, Jett Carney, El Paso, TX (3), 17.211; 42. 1CC, Clayton Christensen, Spencer, IA (41), 17.222; 43. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (36), 17.269; 44. 28, Luke Verardi, Taylorville, IL (25), 17.271; 45. 17B, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD (47), 17.379; 46. 41, Chase Moran, Fultonville, NY (53), 17.383; 47. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (17), 17.475; 48. 5T, Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK (44), 17.513; 49. 4D, Charles Davis Jr., Buckeye, AZ (11), 17.528; 50. 83JR, Sam Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (46), 17.578; 51. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (51), 17.772; 52. 2D, Dylan Opdahl, Madison, SD (45), 17.971; 53. 3M, Michael Pinnel, Rapid City, SD (39), 18.098; 54. 4S, Adam Speckman, Rapid City, SD (35), 18.443; 55. 7, Tyler Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA (34), NT; DQ (No Report to Scale) 47X, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (2). 

 

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.5: 1. Davey Heskin (2); 2. Christopher Thram (4); 3. Kelby Watt (6); 4. Wayne Johnson (5) / 5. Jeff Swindell (3); 6. Brooke Tatnell (7); 7. Collin Moyle (1); 8. Zach Chappell (8) / 9. Jett Carney (9); 10. Chase Moran (10) 

  

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Tasker Phillips (4); 2. Terry McCarl (5); 3. Cam Martin (2); 4. Jake Bubak (8) / 5. Jamie Ball (7); 6. Kade Morton (1); 7. Ryan Roberts (6); 8. John Anderson (10) / 9. Clayton Christensen (9); 10. Daryn Pittman (3) 

 

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:21.3: 1. Austin Miller (1); 2. Clint Garner (6); 3. Kaleb Johnson (2); 4. Carson McCarl (4) / 5. Kyle Larson (5); 6. Ryan Timms (10); 7. Tim Crawley (3); 8. Tony Rost (8) / 9. Ben Brown (9); 10. Jacob Hughes (7) 

  

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.7: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 2. Brian Brown (5); 3. Harli White (2); 4. Justin Sanders (4) / 5. Brady Bacon (3); 6. Gunner Ramey (8); 7. JJ Beaver (7); 8. Luke Verardi (9) / 9. Ryan Bowers (1); 10. Charles Davis Jr. (10) 

  

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:19.0: 1. Ian Madsen (1); 2. Tyler Courtney (2); 3. Blake Hahn (5); 4. Cale Thomas (3) / 5. Brady Forbrook (4); 6. Kelly Miller (6); 7. Colby Copeland (7); 8. Ryan Bickett (9) / 9. Sam Henderson (8); 10. Bobby Mincer (10) 

  

C main (started), 8 Laps, 2:24.8: 1. Clayton Christensen (2); 2. Jett Carney (1); 3. Ben Brown (3); 4. Charles Davis Jr. (5); 5. Alan Zoutte (7); 6. Sam Henderson (4); 7. Michael Pinnel (8); 8. Adam Speckman (6) DNS - 9. Daryn Pittman; 10. Bobby Mincer; 11. Ryan Bowers; 12. Jacob Hughes; 13. Chase Moran; 14. Dylan Opdahl; 15. Tyler Lee; 16. Dylan Westbrook 

  

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Kyle Larson (3); 2. Brady Bacon (6); 3. Ryan Roberts (1); 4. Brady Forbrook (2); 5. Jeff Swindell (4); 6. Brooke Tatnell (7); 7. Jamie Ball (10); 8. Colby Copeland (12); 9. Ben Brown (21); 10. Kade Morton (8); 11. Gunner Ramey (13); 12. Kelly Miller (16); 13. Tony Rost (14); 14. Luke Verardi (15); 15. Ryan Bickett (18); 16. Charles Davis Jr. (23); 17. Clayton Christensen (19); 18. Jett Carney (22); 19. John Anderson (17); 20. Ryan Timms (20); 21. Zach Chappell (11); 22. Tim Crawley (5); 23. JJ Beaver (9) DNS - 24. Collin Moyle 

 

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (3); 2. Terry McCarl (4); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 4. Christopher Thram (1); 5. Clint Garner (7); 6. Wayne Johnson (5); 7. Cale Thomas (13); 8. Kyle Larson (21); 9. Tasker Phillips (9); 10. Blake Hahn (2); 11. Tyler Courtney (12); 12. Ian Madsen (19); 13. Carson McCarl (10); 14. Brady Bacon (22); 15. Justin Sanders (11); 16. Harli White (17); 17. Jake Bubak (20); 18. Brady Forbrook (24); 19. Ryan Roberts (23); 20. Cam Martin (15); 21. Austin Miller (18); 22. Kelby Watt (8); 23. Davey Heskin (14); 24. Kaleb Johnson (16). Lap Leader: Br. Brown 1-20. Hard-charger: Larson. 

 

Saturday’s Tentative Lineups 

 

A main 

 

2K 

Lynton Jeffrey 

490 

2 

8 

Aaron Reutzel 

487 

40 

Clint Garner 

485 

4 

24 

Terry McCarl 

483 

21 

Brian Brown 

481 

6 

3 

Ayrton Gennetten 

479 

15H 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. 

478 

8 

18 

Gio Scelzi 

478 

24T 

Christopher Thram 

471 

10 

2C 

Wayne Johnson 

471 

11 

21K 

Thomas Kennedy 

465 

12 

71 

Cory Eliason 

464 

13 

24W 

Garet Williamson 

463 

14 

83H 

Justin Henderson 

463 

15 

7TAZ 

Tasker Phillips 

462 

16 

57 

Kyle Larson 

460 

17 

52 

Blake Hahn 

458 

18 

9 

Chase Randall 

456 

19 

09 

Matt Juhl 

450 

20 

6 

Kelby Watt 

450 

 

B main 

 

21 

7BC 

Tyler Courtney 

449 

22 

5 

Brady Forbrook 

446 

23 

18R 

Ryan Roberts 

444 

24 

27 

Carson McCarl 

443 

25 

49X 

Cale Thomas 

441 

26 

88 

Austin McCarl 

440 

27 

95 

Matt Covington 

440 

28 

11M 

Parker Price-Miller 

438 

29 

39 

Justin Sanders 

437 

30 

14 

Corey Day 

436 

31 

36 

Jason Martin 

436 

32 

22X 

Riley Goodno 

435 

33 

20 

Anthony Macri 

433 

34 

26 

Zeb Wise 

429 

35 

21H 

Brady Bacon 

426 

36 

64 

Ian Madsen 

420 

37 

11N 

Harli White 

418 

38 

75AU 

Tyler Blank 

415 

39 

2M 

Davey Heskin 

414 

40 

44 

Chris Martin 

413 

 

C main 

 

41 

22K 

Kaleb Johnson 

412 

42 

4 

Cam Martin 

412 

43 

55T 

McKenna Haase 

409 

44 

53D 

Jack Dover 

407 

45 

91 

Kyle Reinhardt 

404 

46 

83 

Austin Miller 

404 

47 

7C 

Devin Kline 

402 

48 

94 

Jeff Swindell 

400 

49 

5A 

Alex Vande Voort 

399 

50 

27B 

Jake Bubak 

387 

51 

45X 

Kyler Johnson 

372 

52 

14T 

Brooke Tatnell 

365 

53 

8M 

Kade Morton 

365 

54 

4W 

Jamie Ball 

364 

55 

23 

Devon Dobie 

364 

56 

17W 

Shane Golobic 

361 

57 

7M 

Chance Morton 

360 

58 

10P 

Dylan Postier 

357 

59 

3P 

Sawyer Phillips 

357 

60 

35 

Skylar Prochaska 

356 

 

D main 

 

61 

1X 

Tim Crawley 

356 

62 

16A 

Colby Copeland 

350 

63 

21G 

Gunner Ramey 

339 

64 

45 

Rusty Hickman 

338 

65 

5M 

Collin Moyle 

336 

66 

2JR 

Kelly Miller 

335 

67 

99 

Tony Rost 

331 

68 

13V 

Seth Brahmer 

330 

69 

26H 

Scott Bogucki 

330 

70 

7B 

Ben Brown 

326 

71 

9G 

Ryan Giles 

326 

72 

70 

Calvin Landis 

326 

73 

27H 

Daryn Pittman 

325 

74 

9MB 

JJ Beaver 

322 

75 

55B 

Brandon Anderson 

321 

76 

22 

Ryan Leavitt 

320 

77 

50Z 

Zach Chappell 

319 

78 

28 

Luke Verardi 

317 

79 

53 

Joe Beaver 

317 

80 

22W 

Aaron Werner 

314 

 

E main 

 

81 

17B 

Ryan Bickett 

313 

82 

24N 

Nathan Mills 

313 

83 

1CC 

Clayton Christensen 

312 

84 

6J 

Jett Carney 

312 

85 

6C 

Logan Calderwood 

307 

86 

15 

Bobby Mincer 

307 

87 

Alex Pettas 

306 

88 

42 

Sye Lynch 

305 

89 

19 

Wes Wofford 

305 

90 

5T 

Ryan Timms 

303 

91 

1A 

John Anderson 

301 

92 

199 

Ryan Bowers 

300 

93 

4D 

Charles Davis Jr. 

297 

94 

17 

Matt Allen 

293 

95 

8H 

Jacob Hughes 

287 

96 

4H 

Cody Hansen 

277 

97 

9M 

Ricky Montgomery 

272 

98 

83JR 

Sam Henderson 

268 

99 

10 

Landon Britt 

259 

100 

41 

Chase Moran 

259 

 

F main 

 

101 

33 

Alan Zoutte 

242 

102 

2P 

Chase Porter 

230 

103 

3M 

Michael Pinnel 

228 

104 

4S 

Adam Speckman 

221 

105 

2D 

Dylan Opdahl 

219 

106 

7 

Tyler Lee 

202 

107 

47X 

Dylan Westbrook 

195 

 


 

 
 

 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. Has the Early Lead in Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Standings!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 5, 2022 – Thanks to his win in Thursday’s opener of the 32nd Annual 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank, Sam Hafertepe Jr. takes the early lead in the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings heading into tonight’s qualifying event. Points are accrued at racing action at both Knoxville Raceway and Southern Iowa Speedway.

The purse for this year’s award, thanks to Beaver Drill & Tool sees the winner awarded $6,000, second place $2,500 and third $1,000.

Beaver Drill & Tool Company of Kansas City is in their fourth year as title sponsor of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award. The Vielhauer family, well-known in the sprint car racing community are owners of Beaver Drill & Tool Co. The late Bob Vielhauer was inducted in the Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame in 2022.

Current 2022 Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings…

2022 – 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Texas, 50 points; 2. Gio Scelzi, California, 49 points; 3. Aaron Reutzel, Texas, 48 points; 4. Garet Williamson, Missouri, 47 points; 5. Thomas Kennedy, Alberta, Canada, 46 points; 6. Ayrton Gennetten, Missouri, 45 points; 7. Chase Randall, Texas, 44 points; 8. Matt Juhl, South Dakota, 43 points; 9. Cory Eliason, California, 42 points; 10. Parker Price-Miller, Indiana, 41 points.

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

2021 – 1. Gio Scelzi, California, 267 points ($6,000); 2. Brian Brown, Missouri, 240 points ($2,500); 3. Justin Henderson, South Dakota, 211 points ($1,000); 4. Cory Eliason, California, 200 points; 5. Shane Golobic, California, 182 points

2019 - 1. James McFadden, Victoria, Aust., 276 points; 2. Aaron Reutzel, Texas, 257 points; 3. Cory Eliason, California, 234 points; 4. Brian Brown, Missouri, 213 points; 5. Parker Price-Miller, Indiana, 205

2018 - 1. Carson Macedo, California, 330 points ($2,000); 2. Gio Scelzi, California, 287 points ($1,250); 3. Terry McCarl, Iowa, 256 points ($750); 4. Tim Kaeding, California, 240 points; 5. Cory Eliason, California, 233 points

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. Kicks off 360 Knoxville Nationals Winning for Second Year in a Row!

by Bill Wright 

 

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 4, 2022) – Sam Hafertepe Jr. roared to victory for the second year in a row on Night #1 of the 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank!  The Sunnyvale, Texas native earned $3,000 for his drive aboard the Hills Racing #15H.  Another Texas native, Aaron Reutzel secured the highest point total of the night, heading towards Saturday’s finale. 

 

Thomas Kennedy shot out to an early lead from the pole position in the 20-lap main event, ahead of Garet Williamson, Hafertepe, defending 360 Knoxville Nationals champion, Gio Scelzi, and Ayrton Gennetten.  By lap five, Hafertepe was cooking on the low line, passing Williamson for second on lap five. 

 

Hafertepe reeled in Kennedy and shot to the point with a slide job in turn two on lap seven.  At that point, Alex Vande Voort contacted the front stretch wall, spun and came to a stop inside turn one, bringing the only caution of the event. 

 

Hafertepe led Kennedy, Williamson, Scelzi and Gennetten back to green.  Williamson shot into second, while Reutzel moved into the top five by lap nine.  While Hafertepe cruised up front, Scelzi reeled in Williamson and blew by him on the backstretch to claim second.  Reutzel notched fourth on the same lap. 

 

Hafertepe was into traffic with three laps to go, but was never seriously challenged the rest of the way in his third career win here.  Scelzi held onto second, followed by Reutzel, Williamson and Kennedy.  Gennetten, Chase Randall, Matt Juhl, Cory Eliason and Parker Price-Miller rounded out the top ten.  Shane Golobic set quick time over the 51-car field, while Scelzi, Randall, Price-Miller, Corey Day and Devin Kline won heats.  Ryan Leavitt won the C main, and Austin McCarl claimed the B.   

 

Golobic’s night came to an end in his heat race after destroying his car in turn four.  He was uninjured.  Scott Bogucki and Nathan Mills came together on the backstretch in the B main, sending the latter upside down.  No one was hurt. 

 

“Tonight, we had a really good racecar,” said Hafertepe in Victory Lane.  “The guys just kept working all night long.  We weren’t good in time trials, weren’t good in the heat race…then we turned the wick up in the feature and really got it going good.” 

 

“Sam is the Dale Earnhardt of the 360’s,” said Scelzi, complimenting the winner.  “The car felt good, it just took me too long to get going.  I started running the bottom of three and four a little harder and moved to the top of one and two.  It was just a phenomenal racetrack.  I love coming here and the fans are awesome.  This is definitely a home racetrack for me and I want to win this one bad.” 

 

“You almost don’t want to win these prelim nights, because it means you may not have qualified well,” said Reutzel.  “We qualified good, got to second in our heat, and started seventh and ran third.  That’s a really good points night.  That’s what it’s all about for Saturday.  We tried a couple things in the A and we weren’t very good early.  All in all, our car is running around well.  I’m pumped we got through this and we’re looking forward to Saturday.” 

 

The 32nd Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank continues Thursday night, August 5 with Mid-Am Building Supply Qualifying Night #2!  For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or on Facebook and Twitter. 

 

(Points Below Results) 

 

32nd Annual 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank Night #1 Results 

 

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (6), 16.299; 2. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 16.332; 3. 83H, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (11), 16.349; 4. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (20), 16.491; 5. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (14), 16.577; 6. 75AU, Tyler Blank, California, MO (1), 16.657; 7. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (3), 16.658; 8. 71, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (39), 16.700; 9. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (12), 16.733; 10. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.757; 11. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (24), 16.767; 12. 24W, Garet Williamson, Kingdom City, MO (42), 16.774; 13. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (23), 16.778; 14. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (28), 16.786; 15. 36, Jason Martin, Liberal, KS (16), 16.791; 16. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (17), 16.799; 17. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (47), 16.847; 18. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (5), 16.893; 19. 14, Corey Day, Clovis, CA (26), 16.958; 20. 20, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (8), 16.997; 21. 55T, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (32), 16.998; 22. 26, Zeb Wise, Angola, IN (41), 17.010; 23. 11M, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (50), 17.078; 24. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (22), 17.079; 25. 45X, Kyler Johnson, Quinter, KS (4), 17.093; 26. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (19), 17.100; 27. 91, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (27), 17.102; 28. 23, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (10), 17.130; 29. 10P, Dylan Postier, Stillwater, OK (13), 17.147; 30. 7C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (25), 17.165; 31. 7M, Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (36), 17.191; 32. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (37), 17.203; 33. 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA (18), 17.243; 34. 26H, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (48), 17.259; 35. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Wisner, NE (21), 17.274; 36. 9G, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (49), 17.291; 37. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (38), 17.342; 38. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (51), 17.361; 39. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (43), 17.423; 40. 45, Rusty Hickman, Bendigo, VIC, Aust. (29), 17.494; 41. 22W, Aaron Werner, Colman, SD (15), 17.525; 42. 2, Alex Pettas, Tempe, AZ (9), 17.537; 43. 55B, Brandon Anderson, Glenpool, OK (44), 17.570; 44. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (46), 17.842; 45. 4H, Cody Hansen, Nunda, SD (40), 17.862; 46. 19, Wes Wofford, Alamogordo, NM (30), 17.871; 47. 6C, Logan Calderwood, Goodyear, AZ (33), 17.984; 48. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (31), 18.071; 49. 10, Landon Britt, Memphis, TN (35), 18.159; 50. 42, Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA (45), NT / 51. 2P, Chase Porter, St. Joseph, MO (34), NT. 

 

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.8: 1. Gio Scelzi (4); 2. Chris Martin (1); 3. Matt Juhl (3); 4. McKenna Haase (2) / 5. Ryan Giles (8); 6. Tyler Blank (5); 7. Chance Morton (7); 8. Wes Wofford (10) / 9. Aaron Werner (9); 10. Shane Golobic (6) 

  

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Chase Randall (3); 2. Zeb Wise (2); 3. Kyle Reinhardt (1); 4. Garet Williamson (4) / 5. Matt Covington (5); 6. Joe Beaver (8); 7. Calvin Landis (7); 8. Logan Calderwood (10) / 9. Alex Pettas (9); 10. Sawyer Phillips (6) 

  

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.1: 1. Parker Price-Miller (2); 2. Thomas Kennedy (4); 3. Cory Eliason (5); 4. Justin Henderson (6) / 5. Skylar Prochaska (8); 6. Jack Dover (3); 7. Devon Dobie (1); 8. Brandon Anderson (7) / 9. Ricky Montgomery (9) DNS - 10. Matt Allen 

  

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.2: 1. Corey Day (3); 2. Aaron Reutzel (6); 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 4. Alex Vande Voort (2) / 5. Austin McCarl (4); 6. Dylan Postier (1); 7. Scott Bogucki (7); 8. Nathan Mills (8) / 9. Ryan Leavitt (9); 10. Landon Britt (10) 

  

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:23.5: 1. Devin Kline (1); 2. Ayrton Gennetten (6); 3. Jason Martin (4); 4. Anthony Macri (3) / 5. Kyler Johnson (2); 6. Riley Goodno (5); 7. Rusty Hickman (8); 8. Sye Lynch (10) / 9. Seth Brahmer (7); 10. Cody Hansen (9) 

  

C main (started), 8 Laps, 2:25.3: 1. Ryan Leavitt (3); 2. Seth Brahmer (2); 3. Aaron Werner (1); 4. Alex Pettas (4) / 5. Cody Hansen (6); 6. Ricky Montgomery (5) DNS - 7. Shane Golobic; 8. Sawyer Phillips; 9. Matt Allen 10. Landon Britt 11. Chase Porter 

 

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:40.9: 1. Austin McCarl (4); 2. Matt Covington (2); 3. Jack Dover (5); 4. Riley Goodno (3) / 5. Skylar Prochaska (14); 6. Tyler Blank (1); 7. Chance Morton (9); 8. Devon Dobie (7); 9. Rusty Hickman (16); 10. Kyler Johnson (6); 11. Ryan Leavitt (21); 12. Dylan Postier (8); 13. Brandon Anderson (17); 14. Sye Lynch (20); 15. Seth Brahmer (22); 16. Logan Calderwood (19); 17. Aaron Werner (23); 18. Wes Wofford (18); 19. Scott Bogucki (11); 20. Alex Pettas (24); 21. Nathan Mills (15); 22. Ryan Giles (12); 23. Calvin Landis (10); 24. Joe Beaver (13) 

 

A main, 20 Laps, NT: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4); 2. Gio Scelzi (3); 3. Aaron Reutzel (7); 4. Garet Williamson (2); 5. Thomas Kennedy (1); 6. Ayrton Gennetten (6); 7. Chase Randall (11); 8. Matt Juhl (10); 9. Cory Eliason (5); 10. Parker Price-Miller (16); 11. Anthony Macri (13); 12. Austin McCarl (21); 13. Justin Henderson (8); 14. Zeb Wise (15); 15. Corey Day (12); 16. Jason Martin (9); 17. Riley Goodno (24); 18. Chris Martin (18); 19. Matt Covington (22); 20. Kyle Reinhardt (19); 21. Devin Kline (20); 22. McKenna Haase (14); 23. Jack Dover (23); 24. Alex Vande Voort (17). Lap Leaders: Kennedy 1-6, Hafertepe Jr. 7-20. Hard-charger: A. McCarl. 

 

Thursday Points 

 

Aaron Reutzel 

487 

2 

3 

Ayrton Gennetten 

479 

15H 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. 

478 

4 

18 

Gio Scelzi 

478 

21K 

Thomas Kennedy 

465 

6 

71 

Cory Eliason 

464 

24W 

Garet Williamson 

463 

8 

83H 

Justin Henderson 

463 

Chase Randall 

456 

10 

09 

Matt Juhl 

450 

11 

88 

Austin McCarl 

440 

12 

95 

Matt Covington 

440 

13 

11M 

Parker Price-Miller 

438 

14 

14 

Corey Day 

436 

15 

36 

Jason Martin 

436 

16 

22X 

Riley Goodno 

435 

17 

20 

Anthony Macri 

433 

18 

26 

Zeb Wise 

429 

19 

75AU 

Tyler Blank 

415 

20 

44 

Chris Martin 

413 

21 

55T 

McKenna Haase 

409 

22 

53D 

Jack Dover 

407 

23 

91 

Kyle Reinhardt 

404 

24 

7C 

Devin Kline 

402 

25 

5A 

Alex Vande Voort 

399 

26 

45X 

Kyler Johnson 

372 

27 

23 

Devon Dobie 

364 

28 

17W 

Shane Golobic 

361 

29 

7M 

Chance Morton 

360 

30 

10P 

Dylan Postier 

357 

31 

3P 

Sawyer Phillips 

357 

32 

35 

Skylar Prochaska 

356 

33 

45 

Rusty Hickman 

338 

34 

13V 

Seth Brahmer 

330 

35 

26H 

Scott Bogucki 

330 

36 

9G 

Ryan Giles 

326 

37 

70 

Calvin Landis 

326 

38 

55B 

Brandon Anderson 

321 

39 

22 

Ryan Leavitt 

320 

40 

53 

Joe Beaver 

317 

41 

22W 

Aaron Werner 

314 

42 

24N 

Nathan Mills 

313 

43 

6C 

Logan Calderwood 

307 

44 

2 

Alex Pettas 

306 

45 

42 

Sye Lynch 

305 

46 

19 

Wes Wofford 

305 

47 

17 

Matt Allen 

293 

48 

4H 

Cody Hansen 

277 

49 

9M 

Ricky Montgomery 

272 

50 

10 

Landon Britt 

259 

51 

2P 

Chase Porter 

230 

 

 

 

 

8/2/22

Lakeside Speedway

Kansas City, KS

ASCS

20 cars

Cars qualified against their heat groups. Gunner Ramey was the quickest in the first group at 15.147 seconds. That set a new track record, until Blake Hahn bested him, leading group two with a 15.027 second lap. Jason Martin set quick time in the third group at 15.336.

Heat one (started): 1. Brandon Anderson 55B (1) 2. Rusty Hickman 45 (2) 3. Riley Goodno 22 (3) 4. Tim Crawley 1x (6) 5. Ramey 21 (4) 6. Dylan Postier 10P (5) 7. Landon Crawley 187 (7)

8-lap heats had an invert of four and took the top three to the redraw. Anderson led the distance, in a mostly single file affair. Ramey challenged Crawley, but came up short of fourth.

Heat two (started): 1. Matt Covington 95 (2) 2. Ryan Timms 5T (1) 3. Hahn 52 (4) 4. Wayne Johnson 2c (3) 5. Chris Morgan 7c (6) 6. Miles Paulus 98P (5) 7. Ryan Bickett 17B (7)

Covington got the jump here and led wire to wire. Bickett exited early. Another single-file race on a fast track. Paulus appeared to go up in smoke on the last lap.

Heat three (started): 1. Chase Porter 2P (1) 2. Martin 36 (4) 3. Landon Britt 10 (3) 4. Slater Helt 22s (2) 5. Dylan Opdahl 2 (5) DNS – Kyler Johnson 45x

K Johnson pulled off just before the green fell. Porter led the distance, with not much passing. You know what they say, boring heats make for a great feature. That would be the case.

A main (started): 1. Hahn (3) 2. Covington (2) 3. Anderson (4) 4. Martin (1) 5. Timms (9) 6. W. Johnson (11) 7. Goodno (7) 8. Hickman (6) 9. Porter (5) 10. T. Crawley (10) 11. Paulus (17) 12. Britt (8) 13. Bickett (19) 14. L. Crawley (20) 15. Postier (18) 16. Ramey (12) 17. Helt (13) 18. Morgan (14) 19. K. Johnson (16) 20. Opdahl (15)

The 25-lapper saw Covington break away early, ahead of Martin, Anderson and Hahn. Anderson took second from Martin on lap two, before K. Johnson got over the turn one cushion and flipped four laps in. After the restart, Anderson and Martin exchanged the second spot at least four times in a great battle. Meanwhile, Covington was using that opportunity to sail away. Hahn snatched third from Martin before Covington hit lapped traffic on lap 12. Hahn would continue his charge by getting by Anderson for second on lap 14. While Covington seemed gone, great racing ensued back and forth in positions fifth and sixth, between Timms and W. Johnson. Despite being well over a straightaway and 2.5 seconds behind Covington with five to go, Hahn slowly reeled Covington in and would not be denied. He shot by him on the final lap in three and four on the low side to snatch the win from his fellow Oklahoma driver. Paulus was the hard-charger.

 

 

Rico Abreu Wins All Star Thriller with Late Race Pass at Knoxville!

Clint Garner Tunes Up for 360 Nationals with Victory

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 30, 2022) – With 55 cars in the pit area on Weiler Night featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions, one knew someone would have to earn the win Saturday at Knoxville Raceway. Rico Abreu did just that with a late race pass to put his #24 in Victory Lane and collect $8,000. Clint Garner topped the 42-car 360 field assembled for his 47th career victory here. It was the last tune-up before the 32nd Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals commences this Thursday, August 4.

Kerry Madsen jumped out from his pole position starting spot to lead early in the 25-lap All Star main event, followed by Tyler Courtney, Gio Scelzi, Cory Eliason and Brian Brown. Bill Balog had his wing supports come loose to bring a caution just one lap in.

On the restart, Abreu moved by Brown into the fifth spot, and then claimed fourth from Eliason on lap four. Eliason and Brown were locked in a heated battle for a spot inside the top five. Madsen was into lapped traffic on the eighth circuit.

Abreu performed a slider on Scelzi to take third on lap 11, while Courtney made a serious bid to challenge Madsen for the lead. Schuerenberg spun to bring caution again at that point. Madsen led Courtney, Abreu, Scelzi and Eliason back to green.

Before a lap could be completed Aaron Reutzel turned over in turn four, collecting Schuerenberg. When green replaced the red, Brown shot into the top five for good. Madsen entered traffic again with five to go, with Courtney and Abreu hot on his heels.

On lap 21, the trio battled on the backstretch. Abreu took the low side to shoot by both Courtney and Madsen into the lead. Putting a lapper between himself and his pursuers, he managed to keep his advantage, despite an adventurous last lap that saw him get over the cushion twice.

Abreu was followed at the line by Madsen, Courtney, Scelzi and Brown. Davey Heskin, JJ Hickle, Brent Marks, Parker Price-Miller and Eliason rounded out the top ten. Madsen set the overall quick time mark, while Courtney, Brown, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Chris Windom and Eliason won heats. Corey Day claimed the C, and Balog won the B. Madsen also won the Dash. AJ Moeller crashed hard in the B main, but was uninjured.

“I just got tighter and tighter,” said Abreu in Victory Lane. “I just need to really work on hitting my marks. My wing valve keeps coming back. We’ve been having an issue the last few races. Rick Warner has really turned our program around this year. At the end of these races, I just get so excited. The more I get in these positions, the easier it is to calm me down. This is good momentum going into the next couple weeks. Twenty-five laps…you’ve got to go! I could really get in (the corner) and get off, especially in three and four. They got to racing, got away, and then scooped back up to me.”

Contact from another car sent Chase Randall into a spin at the start of the 18-lap B main. Clint Garner led early from the pole over Tony Rost, Terry McCarl, Devin Kline and Ryan Giles. McCarl joined Randall, becoming the second of one of the top three drivers in points heading into the night to have a problem as he had to go to the tail after fixing some ignition issues two laps in.

Zeb Wise spun at that point to bring another caution. Garner led the restart, ahead of Rost, Giles, Sawyer Phillips and Kline. Aaron Reutzel shot from sixth to fourth on that restart, while Giles took second from Rost. Reutzel followed that up with a slider of Rost in turn four to take third, while Gio Scelzi, who started 14th, moved into fourth on lap five. Shane Golobic entered the top five on lap six.

Garner entered lapped traffic on lap eight, while Jamie Ball suffered a flat and Matt Allen spun in turn two. Garner led Giles, Reutzel, Scelzi and Rost back to green. Reutzel quickly took second, with Scelzi in tow. The leaders were back in traffic with three to go.

Nothing would faze Garner, who claimed $2,000 for his win. Reutzel followed, ahead of Scelzi, Grimes and Golobic. Ian Madsen, hard-charger Garet Williamson, Sawyer Phillips, Brooke Tatnell and Terry McCarl completed the top ten. Giles set quick time and won his heat. Collin Moyle, Scelzi and Kelby Watt won heats. Williamson won the B main. Tatnell had to go through the B after an axle broke before his heat and tipped the car over.

“We had a couple off nights, so it’s great to do this in front of an awesome crowd tonight,” said Garner in Victory Lane. “The pressure was on once we got on the pole with good cars in there. The car was great. This is our personal engine that we own. It’s definitely what we wanted to do (heading into 360 Nationals). A lot of cars showed up, and our qualifying wasn’t where we wanted it, but the line-up fell into our hands.”

The 32nd Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank begins on Thursday, August 4! For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trial Heat Group 1 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 83JR, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (3), 15.716; 2. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (9), 15.827; 3. 13, Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN (1), 16.014; 4. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (2), 16.070; 5. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (5), 16.141; 6. 5, Brady Forbrook, Morgan, MN (6), 16.301; 7. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (8), 16.333; 8. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.402; 9. 14, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (11), 16.417; 10. 55T, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (4), 16.918; 11. 44X, Scotty Johnson, Melcher-Dallas, IA (10), 17.515

Time Trial Heat Group 2 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (6), 16.009; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (8), 16.054; 3. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (2), 16.282; 4. 1AU, Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (1), 16.296; 5. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (5), 16.360; 6. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (3), 16.500; 7. 4, Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH (4), 16.588; 8. 91, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (7), 16.675; 9. 101, Lachlan McHugh, Gold Coast, QLD, Aust. (11), 16.791; 10. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (10), 16.982; 11. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (9), 17.679

Time Trial Heat Group 3 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (10), 16.274; 2. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (8), 16.467; 3. 19M, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (7), 16.480; 4. 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (6), 16.524; 5. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (3), 16.554; 6. 2KS, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust (11), 16.630; 7. 45, Rusty Hickman, Bendigo, VIC, Aust. (9), 16.768; 8. 6, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (2), 16.770; 9. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (5), 16.835; 10. 17, Carson Short, Marion, IL (1), 16.941; 11. 1X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (4), 16.958

Time Trial Heat Group 4 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (7), 16.394; 2. 19, Chris Windom, Canton, IL (11), 16.412; 3. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (2), 16.425; 4. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (10), 16.426; 5. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (3), 16.443; 6. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (9), 16.533; 7. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (8), 16.533; 8. 11K, Buddy Kofoid, Penngrove, CA (1), 16.556; 9. 76, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (6), 16.807; 10. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (4), 16.871; 11. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (5), 16.994

Time Trial Heat Group 5 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 11, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (7), 16.117; 2. 71, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (1), 16.457; 3. 1M, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (4), 16.458; 4. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (5), 16.490; 5. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11), 16.500; 6. 73, Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI (6), 16.521; 7. 26, Zeb Wise, Angola, IN (9), 16.525; 8. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (2), 16.765; 9. 14D, Corey Day, Clovis, CA (8), 16.898; 10. 42, Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA (3), 17.139; 11. 9H, Landon Hansen, Newton, IA (10), 18.139

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.7: 1. Tyler Courtney (1); 2. Hunter Schuerenberg (3); 3. Kerry Madsen (4); 4. Justin Peck (2) / 5. Matt Juhl (5); 6. Shane Golobic (7); 7. McKenna Haase (10) / 8. Riley Goodno (8); 9. Josh Higday (9); 10. Brady Forbrook (6); 11. Scotty Johnson (11)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.4: 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. Davey Heskin (2); 3. Gio Scelzi (4); 4. Marcus Dumesny (3) / 5. Bill Balog (6); 6. Cap Henry (7); 7. Anthony Macri (5) / 8. Kyle Reinhardt (8); 9. Lachlan McHugh (9); 10. Ben Brown (11); 11. Bobby Mincer (10)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.9: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1); 2. Rico Abreu (4); 3. Brent Marks (2); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (3) / 5. Ian Madsen (6); 6. Brandon Wimmer (8); 7. AJ Moeller (5) / 8. Dustin Selvage (9); 9. Carson Short (10); 10. Jake Bubak (11); 11. Rusty Hickman (7)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.3: 1. Chris Windom (1); 2. Aaron Reutzel (3); 3. Ayrton Gennetten (2); 4. JJ Hickle (4) / 5. Justin Henderson (6); 6. Austin McCarl (5); 7. Buddy Kofoid (8) / 8. Sawyer Phillips (10); 9. Scott Bogucki (7); 10. Tyler Drueke (11); 11. Nathan Mills (9)

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Cory Eliason (1); 2. Parker Price-Miller (4); 3. Don Droud Jr. (2); 4. Carson McCarl (3) / 5. «Select Driver» (0); 6. Zeb Wise (7); 7. Scotty Thiel (6) / 8. Corey Day (9); 9. Chris Martin (8); 10. Landon Hansen (11)

C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:58.8: 1. Corey Day (3); 2. Kyle Reinhardt (2) / 3. Scott Bogucki (5); 4. Riley Goodno (1); 5. Sawyer Phillips (4); 6. Lachlan McHugh (7); 7. Carson Short (10); 8. Jake Bubak (9); 9. Chris Martin (8); 10. Tyler Drueke (12); 11. Rusty Hickman (13); 12. Bobby Mincer (14); 13. Ben Brown (11); 14. Josh Higday (6) DNS – Dustin Selvage, Landon Hansen, Nate Mills, Scotty Johnson, Sye Lynch

Dash (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Kerry Madsen (1); 2. Tyler Courtney (3); 3. Cory Eliason (5); 4. Gio Scelzi (8); 5. Chris Windom (2); 6. Brian Brown (10); 7. JJ Hickle (9); 8. Rico Abreu (7); 9. Parker Price-Miller (6); 10. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4)

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Bill Balog (3); 2. Justin Henderson (5); 3. Austin McCarl (8); 4. Matt Juhl (1) / 5. Shane Golobic (7); 6. Buddy Kofoid (15); 7. Ian Madsen (6); 8. «Select Driver» (0); 9. Zeb Wise (9); 10. Corey Day (17); 11. Cap Henry (10); 12. Brandon Wimmer (11); 13. Anthony Macri (12); 14. Brady Forbrook (2); 15. Kyle Reinhardt (18); 16. McKenna Haase (16); 17. Scotty Thiel (13); 18. AJ Moeller (14)

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Rico Abreu (8); 2. Kerry Madsen (1); 3. Tyler Courtney (2); 4. Gio Scelzi (4); 5. Brian Brown (6); 6. Davey Heskin (12); 7. JJ Hickle (7); 8. Brent Marks (16); 9. Parker Price-Miller (9); 10. Cory Eliason (3); 11. Justin Peck (17); 12. Justin Henderson (22); 13. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (10); 14. Ayrton Gennetten (14); 15. Austin McCarl (23); 16. Lynton Jeffrey (20); 17. Bill Balog (21); 18. Marcus Dumesny (18); 19. Don Droud Jr. (15); 20. Carson McCarl (19); 21. Chris Windom (5); 22. Matt Juhl (24); 23. Kyle Reinhardt (26, prov.); 24. Cap Henry (25, prov.); 25. Aaron Reutzel (13); 26. Hunter Schuerenberg (11). Lap Leaders: K. Madsen 1-20, Abreu 21-25. Hard-charger: Henderson.

360 Results

Time Trials Group 1 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9G, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (1), 15.786; 2. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (9), 15.821; 3. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (5), 15.934; 4. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (18), 15.986; 5. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (6), 15.994; 6. 7C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (11), 16.032; 7. 14, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (2), 16.047; 8. 26R, Zeb Wise, Angola, IN (3), 16.086; 9. 20, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (4), 16.117; 10. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (17), 16.133; 11. 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA (10), 16.144; 12. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (16), 16.187; 13. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.211; 14. 75AU, Tyler Blank, California, MO (15), 16.337; 15. 2X, Chase Porter, St. Joseph, MO (13), 16.508; 16. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (12), 16.556; 17. 4P, Alex Pettas, Tempe, AZ (8), 16.608; 18. 6J, Jett Carney, El Paso, TX (7), 16.637; 19. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.931; 20. 19X, Wes Wofford, Alamogordo, NM (20), 17.690; DQ (Tire) 26, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (19)

Time Trials Group 2 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (3), 16.062; 2. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (20), 16.100; 3. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.101; 4. 64, Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. (1), 16.149; 5. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (10), 16.156; 6. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (6), 16.170; 7. 24W, Garet Williamson, Kingdom City, MO (12), 16.341; 8. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (13), 16.350; 9. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (19), 16.353; 10. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (15), 16.366; 11. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (17), 16.422; 12. 6K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (8), 16.444; 13. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.457; 14. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (16), 16.470; 15. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (11), 16.586; 16. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (2), 16.596; 17. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.680; 18. 28, Luke Verardi, Taylorville, IL (7), 16.819; 19. 5T, Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK (18), 16.929; 20. 6, Logan Calderwood, Goodyear, AZ (5), 17.260; 21. 2, Jason Billups, Holt, MO (14), NT

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Ryan Giles (4); 2. Tony Rost (3); 3. Scott Bogucki (9); 4. Matt Allen (1); 5. Chase Porter (6); 6. Alex Pettas (7); 7. Joe Beaver (5); 8. Alan Zoutte (8); 9. Kaleb Johnson (2) DNS – AJ Moeller, Brooke Tatnell

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:04.2: 1. Collin Moyle (1); 2. Nathan Mills (2); 3. Chase Randall (6); 4. Devin Kline (4); 5. Zeb Wise (3); 6. Tyler Blank (7); 7. Davey Heskin (5); 8. Wes Wofford (10); 9. John Anderson (8); 10. Jett Carney (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.5: 1. Gio Scelzi (1); 2. Aaron Reutzel (2); 3. Shane Golobic (4); 4. Terry McCarl (6); 5. Garet Williamson (3); 6. Calvin Landis (5); 7. Ryan Leavitt (8); 8. Jamie Ball (7); 9. Riley Goodno (9); 10. Ryan Timms (10); 11. Jason Billups (11)

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 2:05.0: 1. Kelby Watt (1); 2. Clint Garner (4); 3. Thomas Kennedy (2); 4. Tasker Phillips (3); 5. Sawyer Phillips (6); 6. Ian Madsen (5); 7. Alex Vande Voort (8); 8. Cam Martin (7); 9. Logan Calderwood (10); 10. Luke Verardi (9)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 3:10.6: 1. Garet Williamson (2); 2. Brooke Tatnell (1); 3. Thomas Kennedy (4); 4. Jamie Ball (6) / 5. Joe Beaver (3); 6. Alex Vande Voort (12); 7. Ryan Leavitt (10); 8. Riley Goodno (14); 9. Ryan Timms (18); 10. Cam Martin (8); 11. Tyler Blank (5); 12. John Anderson (7); 13. Luke Verardi (16); 14. Wes Wofford (15); 15. Logan Calderwood (19); 16. Alex Pettas (9); 17. Alan Zoutte (13); 18. Jett Carney (11); 19. Jason Billups (20); 20. Scott Bogucki (17) DNS – Anthony Macri, Kaleb Johnson

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (1); 2. Aaron Reutzel (12); 3. Gio Scelzi (14); 4. Ryan Giles (4); 5. Shane Golobic (8); 6. Ian Madsen (16); 7. Garet Williamson (21); 8. Sawyer Phillips (6); 9. Brooke Tatnell (22); 10. Terry McCarl (3); 11. Tony Rost (2); 12. Chase Randall (5); 13. Davey Heskin (13); 14. Nathan Mills (9); 15. Devin Kline (7); 16. Kelby Watt (18); 17. Zeb Wise (15); 18. Chase Porter (19); 19. Calvin Landis (10); 20. Matt Allen (17); 21. Thomas Kennedy (23); 22. Collin Moyle (11); 23. Tasker Phillips (20); 24. Jamie Ball (24). Lap Leader: Garner 1-18. Hard-charger: Williamson.

 

 

 

Mother Nature, Aaron Reutzel, Eric Bridger Big Winners at Knoxville!

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 23, 2022) – Saturday night’s 410 feature was a wash on 3M Night at the Knoxville Raceway, but that didn’t mean there wasn’t plenty of action. Aaron Reutzel drove to his third 360 win of the season here, and Eric Bridger picked up career win number 13 in the Pro Sprints class. An hour rain delay earlier in the night slowed things, and then when it came back with the 410 feature staged, it brought everything to a halt. The 410 feature will be tentatively made up on Season Championship Night, Saturday, August 27.

Terry McCarl shot through the front row of Ryan Leavitt and Reutzel to lead the 18-lap 360 main event early in the going. Reutzel would gain second from Leavitt on lap two and used the low side of turns one and two to shoot by McCarl to lead lap three.

Brian Brown, making his lone 360 start of the season here, moved into third on lap three, while defending track champion, Clint Garner, moved into fourth on lap five. Reutzel was maneuvering through lapped traffic by the seventh circuit.

Chase Randall was also on the move and used the cushion to pass Garner for fourth at the halfway point. At that stage, Reutzel’s lead over McCarl had extended to 2.8 seconds. That was erased when Ricky Montgomery stopped on the front stretch to bring the lone caution of the event.

Reutzel led McCarl, Brown, Randall and Garner back to green flag racing. Brown hit the low side of turn one to take second, while Kaleb Johnson gained momentum and a spot in the top five. Johnson would pass Randall for fourth on lap 13, while Reutzel was already getting back into the lappers.

With four to go, Randall jumped from fifth to third in an impressive move. Up front, it was all Reutzel the rest of the way, and he earned $2,000 ahead of Brown, Randall, McCarl and Johnson. Garner, Ryan Giles, Jamie Ball, Nate Mills and Dustin Selvage rounded out the top ten. Brown set quick time over the 32-car field and won his heat, with other heat winners being Leavitt, Selvage and Calvin Landis. Alex Vande Voort claimed the B. The night was clear of incident save one for newcomer Logan Calderwood, who was the victim of a push truck accident. He was o.k., but a scratch from the B.

Eric Bridger led from the outset of the Pro Sprints feature, leading all 15 laps. The only slowdown came from a Toby Mosher spin two laps in. Bridger led Scotty Johnson, Mike Mayberry, Matthew Stelzer and Ryan Navritil back to green flag racing.

Stelzer took third from Mayberry with a move low in three. On lap seven, Tyler Groenendyk entered the top five with a pass of Navritil on the high side. Mayberry gained momentum late, and took back third with a pass high in turn three on lap 11.

Bridger’s second win of the season came ahead of Johnson, Mayberry, Stelzer and Groenendyk. Navritil, Brandon Worthington, Mike Johnston, Chase Young and Kade Higday completed the top ten. Johnson set quick time, and Young and Johnston were heat winners.

The 410 class had everything run but the feature. Brown set quick time again over the 30-car field. Josh Higday, Zach Hampton and Riley Goodno won heats. Dustin Selvage won the B.

Next Saturday, July 30 will be Weiler Night featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions! The 360 class will also be in action for their last tune-up before the 32nd Annual 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (4), 15.963; 2. 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (21), 15.965; 3. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (10), 16.113; 4. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (16), 16.113; 5. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (18), 16.118; 6. 2KS, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (6), 16.189; 7. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (12), 16.210; 8. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 16.216; 9. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (23), 16.257; 10. 5, Brady Forbrook, Morgan, MN (3), 16.283; 11. 1M, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (20), 16.290; 12. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (25), 16.333; 13. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (2), 16.386; 14. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (11), 16.421; 15. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (26), 16.449; 16. 14, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (1), 16.471; 17. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (30), 16.485; 18. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (27), 16.547; 19. 14X, Corey Day, Clovis, CA (7), 16.560; 20. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (19), 16.589; 21. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (9), 16.614; 22. 76, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (14), 16.779; 23. 14T, Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND (13), 16.816; 24. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (15), 16.963; 25. 45, Rusty Hickman, Bendigo, VIC, Aust. (29), 17.081; 26. 4W, Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN (5), 17.086; 27. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (28), 17.147; 28. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (17), 17.345; 29. 9H, Landon Hansen, Newton, IA (24), 18.591; 30. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (22), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:13.1: 1. Josh Higday (1); 2. Josh Schneiderman (2); 3. Brady Forbrook (3); 4. Justin Henderson (5); 5. Brian Brown (6); 6. Sawyer Phillips (4); 7. Corey Day (7); 8. Rusty Hickman (9); 9. Nathan Mills (8); 10. Ben Brown (10)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:13.0: 1. Zach Hampton (2); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 3. Chris Martin (1); 4. Carson McCarl (5); 5. Austin McCarl (4); 6. Tasker Phillips (7); 7. Tim Estenson (8); 8. Don Droud Jr. (3); 9. Matt Wasmund (9); 10. Landon Hansen (10)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:13.1: 1. Riley Goodno (1); 2. AJ Moeller (2); 3. Matt Juhl (3); 4. Aaron Reutzel (6); 5. Davey Heskin (4); 6. Ian Madsen (5); 7. Tyler Drueke (9); 8. Dustin Selvage (7); 9. Bobby Mincer (8) DNS – JJ Hickle

B main (started), 10 Laps, 2:52.9: 1. Dustin Selvage (1); 2. Tim Estenson (3); 3. Tyler Drueke (7); 4. Bobby Mincer (4) / 5. Nathan Mills (2); 6. Matt Wasmund (6); 7. Rusty Hickman (5); 8. Ben Brown (8); 9. Landon Hansen (9) DNS – JJ Hickle

A main (Starting Lineup to be Made-Up Later): 1. Zach Hampton (1); 2. Ian Madsen (2); 3. Brady Forbrook (3); 4. Carson McCarl (4); 5. Justin Henderson (5); 6. Aaron Reutzel (6); 7. Brian Brown (7); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (8); 9. Austin McCarl (9); 10. Sawyer Phillips (10); 11. Josh Schneiderman (11); 12. Josh Higday (12); 13. Davey Heskin (13); 14. Matt Juhl (14); 15. AJ Moeller (15); 16. Riley Goodno (16); 17. Chris Martin (17); 18. Don Droud Jr. (18); 19. Tasker Phillips (19); 20. Corey Day (20); 21. Dustin Selvage (21); 22. Tim Estenson (22); 23. Tyler Drueke (23); 24. Bobby Mincer (24)

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (5), 16.692; 2. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (1), 16.768; 3. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (25), 16.893; 4. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (2), 16.904; 5. 9G, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (11), 16.922; 6. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (9), 16.938; 7. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.967; 8. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (14), 16.994; 9. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (15), 17.095; 10. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.125; 11. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (22), 17.133; 12. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (13), 17.157; 13. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanborn, MN (17), 17.184; 14. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (12), 17.190; 15. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (26), 17.205; 16. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (30), 17.263; 17. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (16), 17.272; 18. 7C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (29), 17.274; 19. 50, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (3), 17.307; 20. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (32), 17.309; 21. 7M, Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (28), 17.341; 22. 8M, Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (4), 17.367; 23. 83, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (8), 17.420; 24. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (31), 17.498; 25. 2, Chase Porter, St. Joseph, MO (27), 17.547; 26. 75AU, Tyler Blank, California, MO (19), 17.602; 27. 22W, Aaron Werner, Colman, SD (18), 17.634; 28. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (6), 17.715; 29. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (21), 17.760; 30. 7, Tyler Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA (23), 17.853; 31. 6, Logan Calderwood, Goodyear, AZ (20), 17.935; 32. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (24), NT

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.7: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Tony Rost (2); 3. Clint Garner (4); 4. Chance Morton (1); 5. Ryan Giles (5); 6. Christopher Thram (3); 7. Chase Porter (7); 8. Tyler Lee (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:05.0: 1. Ryan Leavitt (4); 2. Terry McCarl (6); 3. Devin Kline (2); 4. Chase Randall (5); 5. Tyler Blank (7); 6. Kade Morton (1); 7. Ricky Montgomery (3); 8. Logan Calderwood (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.5: 1. Dustin Selvage (2); 2. Austin Miller (1); 3. Aaron Reutzel (6); 4. Collin Moyle (4); 5. Jamie Ball (5); 6. Alex Vande Voort (3); 7. Aaron Werner (7) DNS – Alan Zoutte

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.9: 1. Calvin Landis (2); 2. Riley Goodno (1); 3. Kaleb Johnson (4); 4. Nathan Mills (5); 5. Skylar Prochaska (3); 6. Joe Beaver (6); 7. Dustin Clark (8); 8. John Anderson (7)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 2:59.5: 1. Alex Vande Voort (2); 2. Ricky Montgomery (1); 3. Chase Porter (5); 4. Chance Morton (3) / 5. Kade Morton (4); 6. Tyler Lee (10); 7. Tyler Blank (6); 8. John Anderson (9); 9. Dustin Clark (8); 10. Aaron Werner (7)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Aaron Reutzel (2); 2. Brian Brown (4); 3. Chase Randall (5); 4. Terry McCarl (3); 5. Kaleb Johnson (11); 6. Clint Garner (8); 7. Ryan Giles (6); 8. Jamie Ball (10); 9. Nathan Mills (9); 10. Dustin Selvage (13); 11. Tony Rost (14); 12. Ryan Leavitt (1); 13. Skylar Prochaska (20); 14. Riley Goodno (18); 15. Christopher Thram (19); 16. Calvin Landis (15); 17. Chase Porter (23); 18. Collin Moyle (12); 19. Alex Vande Voort (21); 20. Chance Morton (24); 21. Devin Kline (16); 22. Ricky Montgomery (22); 23. Austin Miller (17); 24. Joe Beaver (7). Lap Leaders: T. McCarl 1-2, Reutzel 3-18. Hard-charger: Prochaska.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 44, Scotty Johnson, Dallas, IA (9), 17.488; 2. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (3), 17.672; 3. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (8), 17.762; 4. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (1), 17.779; 5. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (13), 17.823; 6. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (14), 17.936; 7. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (4), 17.961; 8. 17X, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (5), 18.068; 9. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (12), 18.194; 10. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (6), 18.237; 11. 26M, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (11), 18.253; 12. 42J, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (2), 18.371; 13. 55, Toby Mosher, Osceola, IA (7), 18.498; 14. B29, JJ Beaver, Knoxville, IA (10), 18.744

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.7: 1. Chase Young (1); 2. Josh Jones (2); 3. Mike Mayberry (5); 4. Matthew Stelzer (4); 5. Jeff Wilke (3); 6. Scotty Johnson (6); 7. Toby Mosher (7)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.2: 1. Mike Johnston (2); 2. Ryan Navratil (4); 3. Kade Higday (1); 4. Tyler Groenendyk (3); 5. Brandon Worthington (5); 6. Eric Bridger (6); 7. JJ Beaver (7)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Eric Bridger (1); 2. Scotty Johnson (2); 3. Mike Mayberry (4); 4. Matthew Stelzer (5); 5. Tyler Groenendyk (10); 6. Brandon Worthington (6); 7. Mike Johnston (7); 8. Chase Young (9); 9. Kade Higday (12); 10. Jeff Wilke (11); 11. Josh Jones (8); 12. JJ Beaver (14); 13. Toby Mosher (13); 14. Ryan Navratil (3). Lap Leader: Bridger 1-15. Hard-charger: Groenendyk.

 

 

Aaron Reutzel Takes Off Late to Win the Beef at Knoxville!

Ian Madsen Impressive in 360 Victory; Tyler Groenendyk Soars to Win with Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 16, 2022) – Aaron Reutzel and the Ridge and Sons Racing #8 team made good on their decision to return to Knoxville Raceway from Eldora, winning the 410 feature on Van Wall Equipment/Marion County Fair Night Saturday. The win was not only worth $5,500, thanks to a $500 bonus from Pennsylvania’s Mike and Penny Cleck, who contributed to each class tonight, but also included a half a beef courtesy of the Marion County Fairboard. Ian Madsen took home $3,500 and a half a hog for his Midwest Power Series 360 feature win, and Tyler Groenendyk won $1,100 and a quarter hog for his seventh career win with the Pro Sprints. Shawn Cooney and Todd Cooney won features for the DTRA Dirt Trucks.

Before a lap could be completed in the 20-lap 410 feature, Tyler Drueke got into the turn four wall. He was uninjured but done. Things went non-stop from there, with Tasker Phillips shooting out from the pole to lead early over Lynton Jeffrey, Reutzel, Davey Heskin and Austin McCarl.

Reutzel slid into Jeffrey’s left front tire on lap five, taking over second. Though he lost a great deal of momentum, Jeffrey maintained a third place standing. The leader entered traffic on lap six, and maneuvered it well.

Reutzel never lost sight of Phillips, however, and with four laps to go, he slid in front to take the point in turn four. Reutzel pulled away from there to win for the fourth time this year, and the sixth time in his career here. Phillips held onto second, ahead of Heskin, Austin McCarl and Jeffrey. JJ Hickle, Scotty Thiel, Carson McCarl, Justin Henderson and Matt Juhl rounded out the top ten. AJ Moeller set quick time over the 29-car field, while Sawyer Phillips, Josh Higday and Hickle won heats. Nate Mills won the B main.

“Tasker was setting a really good pace,” said Reutzel in Victory Lane. “I’m glad we had that restart (at the beginning) or we would have been in trouble. He was hard to catch in clean air. I’m worn out. The thing was a handful. All in all, it was a good run. It was a good points night, and that’s why we’re back there. We had a plan going to Eldora. We weren’t bad fast unloading, and I think we were a tenth place car there. After the wreck, we decided to come home and finish this deal out. This was a phenomenal racetrack again. That’s why I love coming here every week, and why I love living here. It pays good to run here, and I can’t thank the fans enough for coming out and supporting it…making sure we can race for five or six thousand dollars every week.”

Joe Beaver led early in the 20-lap 360 main event over Ian Madsen, Matt Covington, Skylar Prochaska and Chase Randall. Madsen and Beaver battled side by side, lap after lap, before Madsen gained the advantage in turn two on lap six. The leaders entered lapped traffic on lap seven.

A circuit later, Ricky Montgomery spun, bringing the first caution. Madsen retained his lead ahead of Beaver, and Covington, while Randall and Prochaska traded fourth in good action. Riley Goodno slowed after contacting the frontstretch wall with eight laps to go, to bring the final yellow. Prochaska claimed third from Covington on that restart, while Justin Henderson moved into the top five.

Up front, Madsen was undeterred in winning his third career 360 feature here aboard the Seidenkranz #64. Beaver held onto second, ahead of Covington, Prochaska and Henderson. Randall, Clint Garner, Ryan Giles, Terry McCarl and Ryan Leavitt completed the top ten. Randall set quick time over the 38-car field, while Prochaska, Leavitt, Chase Porter and Madsen won heats. Collin Moyle won the B. James Broty had something break in qualifying and took a scary ride in turn three. He was uninjured but destroyed his car.

“We struggled to take off, and Joe got a really good run on the start,” said Madsen. “He was kind of committed to the top, and I was able to sneak by him on the bottom. From there on out, the car was just awesome. I could go anywhere I wanted. I can’t thank these guys enough. They’re just a small budget operation on an open trailer. It was great to see. This feels like home. We’ve been on the road racing for a couple of years now, so it’s good to find some stability back here.”

Matthew Stelzer led early in the 15-lap Pro Sprints feature ahead of Tyler Groenendyk, Josh Jones, Mike Mayberry and Ryan Navritil. Josh Jones would get sideways on lap two, collecting Chase Young, who got upside down. Young was o.k., but both drivers were done.

The rains began to fall at that juncture, but things got back underway after a brief delay. Groenendyk stormed to the high side of four after the restart to take the point and never looked back. Stelzer retained second, ahead of Mayberry, Scotty Johnson and Navritil. Brandon Worthington, Mike Johnston, Eric Bridger, Kade Higday and Jeff Wilke rounded out the top ten. Johnson set quick time, while Johnston and Stelzer won heats.

“It was definitely a unique night in our class with the rain coming down,” said Groenendyk. “It kind of threw a curveball at us, but thankfully, the red opened up and we were able to make a few adjustments according to what we thought the racetrack was going to be. That ended up being the right decision. We had a restart to give us a shot there to win the race. I honestly think we would have ran second without the rain. The bottom was so good, and Stelzer looked good down there.”

The DTRA Dirt Trucks ran a pair of 12-lap features as well. It was all about the Cooney’s. Shawn Cooney led every lap of the first main event to take his first ever win here. Bill Davis Jr., Todd Cooney, Dave Safill and Dennis Elliott completed the top five.

Todd Cooney won the second main event, giving him four wins here in the last five Dirt Truck features contested. He took the lead from Dennis Plain on the second lap. Rick Clark, Elliott, Jeff Johnson and Davis completed the top five.

On Sunday, join us for the Twin States Pulling Association Truck and Tractor Pull. Next Saturday, July 23 will be 3M Night! All three sprint car classes will be in action. For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (25), 15.448 ($100 from OpenWheel101.com); 2. 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (29), 15.577; 3. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (14), 15.725; 4. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (9), 15.746; 5. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (10), 15.748; 6. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (15), 15.769; 7. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (3), 15.774; 8. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (1), 15.793; 9. 73, Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI (20), 15.811; 10. 6, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (18), 15.837; 11. 2KS, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (8), 15.868; 12. 14T, Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND (16), 15.868; 13. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (28), 15.871; 14. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (12), 15.894; 15. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (7), 15.917; 16. 5, Brady Forbrook, Morgan, MN (21), 15.959; 17. 14, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (5), 15.971; 18. 17, Carson Short, Marion, IL (17), 16.073; 19. 76, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (19), 16.127; 20. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (2), 16.163; 21. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (6), 16.185; 22. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (11), 16.224; 23. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (24), 16.226; 24. 6R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (13), 16.260; 25. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (26), 16.283; 26. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (27), 16.287; 27. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (4), 17.086; 28. 9H, Landon Hansen, Newton, IA (23), 17.352; 29. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (22), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.9: 1. Sawyer Phillips (2); 2. Brady Forbrook (1); 3. AJ Moeller (6); 4. Tasker Phillips (5); 5. Brandon Wimmer (3); 6. Justin Henderson (4); 7. Dustin Selvage (8); 8. Ryan Roberts (9); 9. Nathan Mills (7); 10. Landon Hansen (10)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.7: 1. Josh Higday (1); 2. Matt Juhl (2); 3. Davey Heskin (4); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 5. Ian Madsen (3); 6. Austin McCarl (5); 7. Riley Goodno (9); 8. Tyler Drueke (8); 9. Bobby Mincer (7)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.3: 1. JJ Hickle (2); 2. Carson Short (1); 3. Aaron Reutzel (6); 4. Scotty Thiel (4); 5. Ryan Bunton (8); 6. Tim Estenson (3); 7. Carson McCarl (5); 8. Chris Martin (7); 9. Ben Brown (9)

B main (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.0: 1. Nathan Mills (1); 2. Bobby Mincer (2); 3. Riley Goodno (6); 4. Tyler Drueke (4) / 5. Ryan Roberts (5); 6. Chris Martin (3); 7. Ben Brown (7); 8. Landon Hansen (8)

A main (started), 20 Laps, 5:52.1: 1. Aaron Reutzel (3); 2. Tasker Phillips (1); 3. Davey Heskin (5); 4. Austin McCarl (6); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (2); 6. JJ Hickle (9); 7. Scotty Thiel (8); 8. Carson McCarl (11); 9. Justin Henderson (10); 10. Matt Juhl (12); 11. Sawyer Phillips (7); 12. Dustin Selvage (20); 13. Ian Madsen (16); 14. Tim Estenson (18); 15. Carson Short (17); 16. Brady Forbrook (15); 17. Riley Goodno (23); 18. Brandon Wimmer (14); 19. Ryan Bunton (19); 20. Bobby Mincer (22); 21. Josh Higday (13); 22. Nathan Mills (21); 23. AJ Moeller (4); 24. Tyler Drueke (24). Lap Leaders: T. Phillips 1-15, Reutzel 16-20. Hard-charger: Selvage.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (22), 16.345; 2. 83H, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (13), 16.500; 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (10), 16.529; 4. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (15), 16.586; 5. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (2), 16.649; 6. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (26), 16.655; 7. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (6), 16.662; 8. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (11), 16.698; 9. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (7), 16.708; 10. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.712; 11. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (4), 16.730; 12. 64, Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. (5), 16.736; 13. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (31), 16.741; 14. 83, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (9), 16.776; 15. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (32), 16.824; 16. 7M, Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (3), 16.832; 17. 9G, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (28), 16.833; 18. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (38), 16.843; 19. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (33), 16.860; 20. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (24), 16.863; 21. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (21), 16.882; 22. 86, Timothy Smith, Rocheport, MO (16), 16.883; 23. 2, Chase Porter, St. Joseph, MO (30), 16.889; 24. 6, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (19), 16.977; 25. 33B, Scott Broty, Prior Lake, MN (36), 16.996; 26. 14, Corey Day, Clovis, CA (37), 17.006; 27. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (12), 17.055; 28. 75AU, Tyler Blank, California, MO (23), 17.147; 29. 36, Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI (18), 17.148; 30. 7C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (29), 17.149; 31. 22S, Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO (25), 17.290; 32. 21, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO (14), 17.361; 33. 5, Javen Ostermann, Courtland, MN (1), 17.414; 34. 7CW, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (17), 17.448; 35. 83JR, Sam Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (34), 17.518; 36. 8M, Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (20), 17.714; 37. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (27), 17.958; 38. 33J, James Broty, Lonsdale, MN (35), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.6: 1. Skylar Prochaska (4); 2. Ryan Giles (2); 3. Ricky Montgomery (1); 4. Terry McCarl (3); 5. Chase Randall (6); 6. Riley Goodno (5); 7. Scotty Thiel (8); 8. Javen Ostermann (7); 9. John Anderson (9) DNS – Scott Broty

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.0: 1. Ryan Leavitt (2); 2. Justin Henderson (6); 3. Matt Covington (5); 4. Corey Day (7); 5. Timothy Smith (1); 6. Alex Vande Voort (4); 7. Devin Kline (8); 8. Austin Miller (3); 9. Chris Morgan (9) DNS – James Broty

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.4: 1. Chase Porter (1); 2. Jamie Ball (2); 3. Matt Juhl (4); 4. Kaleb Johnson (3); 5. Clint Garner (6); 6. Tony Rost (5); 7. Slater Helt (8); 8. Sam Henderson (9); 9. Alan Zoutte (7)

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.4: 1. Ian Madsen (4); 2. Joe Beaver (3); 3. Chance Morton (1); 4. Nathan Mills (6); 5. Collin Moyle (2); 6. Tyler Blank (5); 7. Gunner Ramey (8); 8. Kade Morton (7) DNS – Brandon Wimmer

B main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Collin Moyle (2); 2. Scotty Thiel (6); 3. Timothy Smith (3); 4. John Anderson (12) / 5. Tyler Blank (7); 6. Sam Henderson (10); 7. Kade Morton (13); 8. Alan Zoutte (4); 9. Devin Kline (9); 10. Javen Ostermann (8); 11. Austin Miller (1); 12. Corey Day (5); 13. Gunner Ramey (11) DNS – Scott Broty, Slater Helt, Chris Morgan, James Broty

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Ian Madsen (1); 2. Joe Beaver (2); 3. Matt Covington (4); 4. Skylar Prochaska (3); 5. Justin Henderson (8); 6. Chase Randall (7); 7. Clint Garner (5); 8. Ryan Giles (13); 9. Terry McCarl (15); 10. Ryan Leavitt (12); 11. Matt Juhl (10); 12. Kaleb Johnson (19); 13. Tony Rost (11); 14. Nathan Mills (6); 15. Jamie Ball (17); 16. Chase Porter (18); 17. Chance Morton (16); 18. Alex Vande Voort (14); 19. Ricky Montgomery (20); 20. Scotty Thiel (22); 21. Collin Moyle (21); 22. Timothy Smith (23); 23. John Anderson (24); 24. Riley Goodno (9). Lap Leaders: Beaver 1-5, I. Madsen 6-20. Hard-charger: Johnson.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 44, Scotty Johnson, Dallas, IA (11), 17.225; 2. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (7), 17.530; 3. 26M, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (5), 17.630; 4. 17X, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (10), 17.635; 5. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (12), 17.750; 6. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (13), 17.762; 7. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (9), 17.771; 8. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (6), 17.921; 9. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (2), 18.104; 10. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (1), 18.184; 11. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (3), 18.399; 12. 42J, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (4), 18.481; 13. 55, Toby Mosher, Osceola, IA (8), 18.694

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.7: 1. Mike Johnston (1); 2. Josh Jones (2); 3. Mike Mayberry (3); 4. Chase Young (5); 5. Brandon Worthington (4); 6. Scotty Johnson (6); 7. Toby Mosher (7)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.6: 1. Matthew Stelzer (2); 2. Kade Higday (1); 3. Jeff Wilke (4); 4. Ryan Navratil (6); 5. Tyler Groenendyk (5); 6. Eric Bridger (3)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Tyler Groenendyk (4); 2. Matthew Stelzer (2); 3. Mike Mayberry (3); 4. Scotty Johnson (6); 5. Ryan Navratil (8); 6. Brandon Worthington (9); 7. Mike Johnston (10); 8. Eric Bridger (12); 9. Kade Higday (11); 10. Jeff Wilke (5); 11. Toby Mosher (13); 12. Josh Jones (1); 13. Chase Young (7). Lap Leaders: Stelzer 1, Groenendyk 2-15. Hard-charger: Bridger.

Dirt Trucks Results

A main #1 (started), 12 Laps, 4:48.5: 1. 30, Shawn Cooney, Des Moines, IA (2); 2. 10G, Bill Davis Jr., Des Moines, IA (3); 3. 17, Todd Cooney, Des Moines, IA (8); 4. 40, David Safill, Des Moines, IA (10); 5. 79x, Dennis Elliott, Mt. Ayr, IA (11); 6. 9, Jeff Johnson, Indianola, IA (1); 7. 7x, Rick Clark, Des Moines, IA (4); 8. 43, Shaun Clinger, Waukee, IA (6); 9. 57, Dennis Plain, Fort Dodge, IA (5); 10. 5, Brandon Bach, Des Moines, IA (9); 11. 2, Del Enos, Des Moines, IA (7). Lap Leader: S. Cooney 1-12. Hard-charger: Saffill.

A main #2 (started), 12 Laps, 4:53.2: 1. Todd Cooney (6); 2. Rick Clark (4); 3. Dennis Elliott (10); 4. Jeff Johnson (5); 5. Bill Davis Jr. (7); 6. David Safill (9); 7. Shawn Cooney (8); 8. Dennis Plain (2); 9. Del Enos (1); 10. Brandon Bach (11); 11. Shaun Clinger (3). Lap Leaders: Plain 1, T. Cooney 2-12. Hard-charger: Elliott.

 

 

7/13/22

Eldora Speedway

Rossburg, OH

WoO Joker’s Wild

55 cars

After late afternoon rains, things were delayed in getting started, and a fast track greeted the solid group of cars assembled. Cars were split into two groups, with the top 20 in each group locking into heats. The first group comprised heats one and two, and the second group made up heats three and four. David Gravel (26th car to time in the first group) set quick time at 12.869 seconds. Brian Brown (23rd car out) was second quick, followed by Ayrton Gennetten (7th), Gio Scelzi (15th) and Logan Schuchart (28th). Justin Peck (24th car out) set quick time in the second group at 12.967 seconds. He was followed by Rico Abreu (6th), Danny Dietrich (23rd), Carson Macedo (10th) and Donny Schatz (25th). Logan Wagner did not get a time in.

Non-Qualifier (started): 1. Lachlan McHugh 101 (1) 2. Zach Hampton 35 (3) 3. Brady Bacon 21H (4) 4. Henry Malcuit 70 (2) 5. Cole Macedo 18x (10) / 6. Skylar Gee 99 (6) 7. Bill Rose 6 (5) 8. Greg Wilson 97 (7) 9. McKenna Haase 55T (12) 10. Zeth Sabo 29 (9) 11. Bradley Ashford 4x (10) 12. Logan Fenton 40 (11) DNS – Robbie Price 7s, Dylan Westbrook 47x, Logan Wagner 1

The 8-lapper took the top four to the tail of each of the four heats. McHugh led the distance with Hampton in tow. Malcuit took third from Bacon on lap two, but Brady got back around and couple of laps later. Malcuit would scratch from the fourth heat, giving that spot to Co. Macedo, the first alternate.

Heat one (started): 1. Gravel 2 (1) 2. Gennetten 3 (2) 3. Schuchart 1s (3) 4. Brent Marks 19 (6) 5. Tanner Thorson 49x (7) / 6. Kerry Madsen 83JR (5) 7. Anthony Macri 39M (4) 8. Sheldon Haudenschild 17 (9) 9. McHugh (11) 10. Noah Gass 20G (8) 11. Lee Jacobs 81 (10)

Heats were 8 laps and took the top five to the feature, and the top two to the Dash. There was not much passing save the opening lap in most, but Macri held the last transfer in this one, until Thorson stormed by him on the low side to claim it on lap two. It was the only pass in the top five in any heat after the first lap.

Heat two (started): 1. Brown 21 (1) 2. Scelzi 18 (2) 3. Brad Sweet 49 (4) 4. Kyle Larson 57 (6) 5. Spencer Bayston 5 (3) / 6. Tyler Courtney 7BC (5) 7. Zeb Wise 26 (9) 8. Alex Bowman 55 (7) 9. Hunter Schuerenberg 55w (10) 10. Dave Blaney 10 (8) 11. Hampton (11)

Heat three (started): 1. Peck 13 (1) 2. Dietrich 48 (2) 3. Schatz 15 (3) 4. Jacob Allen 1a (5) 5. Parker Price-Miller 11 (4) / 6. James McFadden 83 (6) 7. Bill Balog 17B (8) 8. Sye Lynch 42 (7) 9. Chris Windom 19w (10) 10. Bacon (11) 11. Marcus Dumesny 1AU (9)

Heat four (started): 1. Ca. Macedo 41 (2) 2. Kasey Kahne 9 (4) 3. Abreu 24 (1) 4. Brock Zearfoss 3z (6) 5. Aaron Reutzel 8 (3) / 6. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (7) 7. Cap Henry 4 (5) 8. Kraig Kinser 11K (8) 9. Cale Thomas 91 (9) 10. Co. Macedo (11) 11. TJ Stutts 11T (10) DNS – Malcuit

C main (started): 1. Bacon (2) 2. Dumesny (4) / 3. Gass (1) 4. Jacobs (3) 5. Westbrook (9) 6. Stutts (5) 7. Gee (6) 8. Ashford (8) 9. Sabo (7) DNS – Blaney, Co. Macedo, Hampton, Malcuit, Rose, Wilson, Haase, Fenton, Price, Wagner

The track started widening a bit for the 8-lap C that took two to the back of the B. Gass led Bacon, Dumesny and Jacobs early. Bacon was all over Gass and took the point from him on lap three. Sabo stopped and exited on lap four. The restart stopped the momentum of Dumesny, who was gaining on Gass, but after the green fell again, he was able to pull off a slider in one and two to take the final transfer.

Dash (started): 1. Peck (2) 2. Gravel (4) 3. Brown (6) 4. Kahne (1) 5. Ca. Macedo (3) 6. Dietrich (7) 7. Scelzi (5) 8. Gennetten (8)

The 6-lap Dash set the starting spots in the first four rows of the feature. Peck led Gravel for the distance. Brown passed Kahne for third on lap two.

B main (started): 1. Macri (1) 2. Madsen (3) 3. McFadden (4) 4. Henry (2) / 5. Balog (8) 6. Courtney (5) 7. Hafertepe (6) 8. Haudenschild (9) 9. Bowman (11) 10. Kinser (12) 11. Wise (7) 12. McHugh (13) 13. Windom (14) 14. Bacon (17) 15. Dumesny (18) 16. Thomas (16) 17. Lynch (10) 18. Schuerenberg (15)

The 12-lapper took the top four to the A. Macri, Madsen, McFadden and Henry held serve up front all 12 laps. The good battle was behind them for fifth. Hafertepe held the spot most of the way, before Balog disposed of Courtney and then shot into the fifth spot with three to go. Courtney would follow him into sixth, but all would take their cars to the trailer.

A main (started): 1. Gravel (2) 2. Ca. Macedo (5) 3. Brown (3) 4. Peck (1) 5. Kahne (4) 6. Abreu (12) 7. Schatz (10) 8. Sweet (11) 9. Scelzi (7) 10. Gennetten (8) 11. Larson (15) 12. Haudenschild (25, prov.) 13. Schuchart (9) 14. Madsen (22) 15. Bayston (19) 16. Marks (13) 17. Reutzel (20) 18. Zearfoss (16) 19. Thorson (17) 20. McFadden (23) 21. Henry (24) 22. Dietrich (6) 23. Allen (14) 24. Price-Miller (18) 25. Macri (21)

The 25-lap feature began with Madsen getting into the wall. He’d restart at the tail. Gravel led early over Brown, Peck, Ca. Macedo and Kahne. Gravel was into lapped traffic by lap eight. Macedo, who won twice this week a year ago, passed Peck for third, as he began to make the low side work on lap 10. Scelzi and Kahne had a nice battle for fifth, as they exchanged that spot twice. On lap 17, Macedo sized up Brown and passed him for the runner-up spot. With five laps to go, Allen stopped, slowing things. Kahne was able to take fourth from Peck on the restart low in turn four. The final caution came with two to go, when Dietrich went up in smoke. Gravel would go on to win, with Ca. Macedo and Brown in tow. Peck took back fourth from Kahne. The hard-charger was Haudenschild, who needed to use a provisional to make the field.

 

 

7/12/22

Attica Raceway Park

Attica, OH

Brad Doty Classic

WoO

44 cars

Cars were split into two flights of qualifying, with the first group comprising heats one and two, and the second group making up heats three and four. Kerry Madsen (5th car out to time) set quick time with the first group on the 1/3-mile oval with 12.837 seconds. David Gravel (17th car out) was second quick, followed by Zeb Wise (9th), Logan Schuchart (21st) and Donny Schatz (20th). Kyle Larson (1st car out in the second group) set quick time in his flight at 12.926 seconds. Gio Scelzi (5th car out) was second quick, followed by Sheldon Haudenschild (9th), James McFadden (6th) and Trey Jacobs (2nd). Ten of the 22 qualifiers in the second flight got over the turn two cushion and went off the track.

Heat one (started): 1. Madsen 83JR (1) 2. Wise 26 (2) 3. Schatz 15 (3) 4. Kasey Kahne 9 (4) 5. Travis Philo 5T (5) / 6. Rico Abreu 24 (7) 7. Chris Andrews 23 (9) 8. Alex Bowman 55 (8) 9. Zeth Sabo 29 (10) 10. Conner Morrell 28M (6) 11. Bill Rose 6 (11)

8-lap heats took the top five to the feature, and the top two to the Dash. This one was mostly single-file with no changes in the top five after the first lap.

Heat two (started): 1. Gravel 2 (1) 2. Schuchart 1s (2) 3. Greg Wilson 97 (5) 4. Hunter Schuerenberg 55w (4) 5. Jacob Allen 1a (6) / 6. Tim Shaffer 28 (7) 7. Brandon Spithaler 22 (3) 8. TJ Michael 8m (9) 9. Sean Rayhall 14 (8) 10. Zach Hampton 35 (10) 11. Chad Kemenah 15K (11)

Schuchart led Gravel, Wilson, Spithaler and Schuerenberg early. Gravel took the lead on lap two. Spithaler and Schuerenberg both got by Wilson in a battle for third on lap two. Schuerenberg then drove Spithaler off the top of turn three and brought a caution. Spithaler showed his displeasure with Schuerenberg after the checkers, after climbing to seventh from the tail. After the lap two caution, Wilson took the third spot back.

Heat three (started): 1. Larson 57 (1) 2. Haudenschild 17 (2) 3. Carson Macedo 41 (4) 4. Tyler Courtney 7BC (6) 5. Jacobs 3J (3) / 6. Cole Macedo 18x (9) 7. Tanner Thorson 49x (7) 8. DJ Foos 16 (11) 9. Robbie Price 7s (8) 10. Marcus Dumesny 1AU (10) 11. Parker Price-Miller 11 (5)

Larson led the distance. Jacobs held a narrow advantage in the last transfer throughout the race. Great racing ensued between Co. Macedo and Price-Miller. Price-Miller used the high side to get momentum, but spun out of contention on the last lap.

Heat four (started): 1. McFadden 83 (2) 2. Brad Sweet 49 (6) 3. Brock Zearfoss 3z (3) 4. Gio Scelzi 18 (1) 5. Cap Henry 4 (5) / 6. Spencer Bayston 5 (4) 7. Noah Gass 20G (8) 8. Craig Mintz 09 (7) 9. Lachlan McHugh 101 (9) 10. Stuart Brubaker 2x (11) 11. Kraig Kinser 11K (10)

Scelzi led early over McFadden, Bayston, Sweet and Zearfoss. McFadden shot by Scelzi to take the lead on lap two, while Sweet took third, and Zearfoss fourth from Bayston. Sweet cinched into a Dash spot from row three by passing Scelzi on lap three. Zearfoss was third by the halfway point. Henry snatched the last transfer spot from Bayston on lap three, but Bayston stayed close. Henry made himself “wide” in holding onto the spot, with Bayston coming just two-hundredths of a second short at the checkers.

C main (started): 1. Sabo (1) 2. McHugh (4) / 3. Morrell (5) 4. Price (2) 5. Rose (7) 6. Kemenah (8) 7. Brubaker (6) 8. Kinser (9) 9. Rayhall (3) DNS – Dumesny, Hampton, Price-Miller

The 10-lapper took the top two to the back of the B. Sabo led Price and Rayhall on lap one. Morrell surged from fourth to second on lap two in his chase for Sabo. McHugh used the low side to snatch third from Price with three to go and reeled in Morrell. He passed him for the final transfer in the very last corner.

Dash (started): 1. Gravel (2) 2. Sweet (3) 3. Madsen (1) 4. Larson (5) 5. Haudenschild (4) 6. Wise (8) 7. Schuchart (6) 8. McFadden (7)

The 6-lapper set the first four rows for the feature. Schuchart was docked a row for being late to staging. Gravel led the distance. Sweet took second from Madsen on lap three.

B main (started): 1. Abreu (3) 2. Bayston (2) 3. Co. Macedo (4) 4. Thorson (6) / 5. Spithaler (1) 6. Shaffer (5) 7. McHugh (14) 8. Gass (8) 9. Mintz (12) 10. Foos (10) 11. Michael (11) 12. Andrews (7) 13. Sabo (13) 14. Bowman (9)

Spithaler led Bayston, Co. Macedo and Abreu early. Abreu took third from Co. Macedo on lap two before Andrews spun to bring caution. Spithaler picked the inside line ahead of Bayston, Abreu, Co. Macedo, Thorson and Shaffer. Abreu got a mega-jump that had my section scratching their heads. Anyway, he was leading by the flagstand ahead of Bayston, Spithall and Co. Macedo. By lap four, Thorson had shot from fifth up to third. On lap six, Spithaler got back by Co. Macedo for the final transfer, but Co. Macedo used a good ninth lap to shoot from fifth back up to third. Abreu, Bayston, Co. Macedo and Thorson moved on. Sabo flipped in three and four after the checkers flew. He was not injured.

A main (started): 1. Larson (4) 2. Schatz (9) 3. Sweet (2) 4. Schuchart (7) 5. Gravel (1) 6. Madsen (3) 7. Wise (6) 8. Courtney (14) 9. McFadden (8) 10. Haudenschild (5) 11. Ca. Macedo (10) 12. Zearfoss (12) 13. Wilson (11) 14. Abreu (21) 15. Scelzi (16) 16. Allen (19) 17. Jacobs (18) 18. Henry (20) 19. Kahne (13) 20. Schuerenberg (15) 21. Thorson (24) 22. Co. Macedo (23) 23. Bayston (22) 24. Philo (17)

The 40-lapper took a while to get a rhythm. Sweet shot out to the early lead over Madsen and Larson. Haudenschild took fourth from Gravel on lap two. Larson worked by Madsen for second on lap three. A Thorson spin on lap eight slowed things. Sweet chose the inside line ahead of Larson, Madsen, Haudenschild, Wise and Gravel. Haudenschild took third, while Gravel moved into the top five. Only two more laps counted before Bayston spun while running 13th. Philo exited with a broken shock. Schuerenberg spun on that restart, setting up single-file. Madsen passed Haudenschild with a slider in turn two to take third. On lap 12, Haudenschild would run into Madsen in turn four, then proceed to do a 360. He kept it going, but the caution came out. He was placed in 12th on the restart. Sweet took the inside line again, but this time, Larson shot by him to take the point. Gravel moved into fourth, and Schatz started coming on in fifth. By lap 14, Schatz passed Gravel for fourth. Henry spun while running 13th on lap 16 to bring the final yellow. Larson chose the outside line, ahead of Sweet, Madsen, Schatz, Gravel and Wise. Schatz continued a low to middle line and passed Madsen for third on lap 21. The leaders finally entered traffic for the first time with 12 to go. Schatz would go low in four to take second from Sweet on lap 29. For the final ten laps, he was on Larson’s tail, pulling beside him on a couple of occasions. Kyle held on to win the Doty Classic for the second time, with his first having come in 2020. Schatz was the hard-charger.

 

 

7/10/22

Lee County Speedway

POWRi 410 Wing League

18 cars

Ayrton Gennetten (12th car out to time) set quick time on the 3/8-mile oval at 14.833 seconds. Austin McCarl (8th car out) was second quick, followed by Roger Crockett (16th), Chris Martin (17th), Josh Schneiderman (9th), Terry McCarl (18th), Garet Williamson (4th), Riley Goodno (15th), Ian Madsen (11th) and Slater Helt (13th). Bobby Mincer was late to the track, and got one lap at the end of hot laps.

Heat one (started): 1. Williamson 24 (1) 2. Crockett 11 (3) 3. Madsen 2KS (5) 4. Schneiderman 49 (2) 5. Gennetten 3 (4) 6. Kyle Bellm 50K (6) 7. Tasker Phillips 7TAZ (7) 8. Tyler Duff 9 (8) 9. Bobby Mincer 15 (9)

8-lap heats inverted four by time, and used the passing points system, added with qualifying points to set up the feature lineup. Williamson led Schneiderman, Crockett and Gennetten early. Madsen used the low side of two to pass Gennetten for fourth on lap three. The next lap, Crockett used the same spot to get by Schndierman for second. Madsen would move into third on lap five.

Heat two (started): 1. T. McCarl 24x (2) 2. A. McCarl 88 (4) 3. Goodno 22 (1) 4. Martin 44 (3) 5. Jake Neuman 3N (7) 6. Shelby Bosie 3B (6) 7. Helt 22s (5) 8. Andy Bishop 42 (8) 9. Will Armitage 7A (9)

Goodno led T. McCarl, A. McCarl, Martin and Bosie early. Things were working for Goodno until Armitage stopped five laps in to bring caution. T. McCarl worked the low side of turn two on the restart to take the lead, while Neuman worked into the top five. A. McCarl hit the high side of three and four on the final lap to snatch second.

A main (started): 1. A. McCarl (1) 2. Crockett (2) 3. Williamson (4) 4. Gennetten (5) 5. Martin (7) 6. T. McCarl (3) 7. Madsen (6) 8. Neuman (10) 9. Goodno (9) 10. Schneiderman (8) 11. Phillips (14) 12. Helt (13) 13. Bellm (11) 14. Duff (15) 15. Bishop (16) 16. Bosie (12) 17. Armitage (17) DNS – Mincer

The 30-lapper went non-stop. A. McCarl shot out to the early lead, while T. McCarl followed him, with Crockett, Williamson and Gennetten in tow. The leader hit lapped traffic on lap seven. Gennetten took fourth from Williamson on lap 12, while Crockett was reeling in T. McCarl for the runner-up spot. A slider in three and four on lap 14 got him that spot. Gennetten followed Crockett into third on lap 17 on the high side of two. As the laps ripped off, A. McCarl diced through traffic, while Crockett gained momentum as well. A slider in two got Williamson third from Gennetten on lap 28. Crockett was rapidly reeling in the leader, but coming .267 of a second short at the checkers. A. McCarl took home $5,000 for his win.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Tops Wild Night at Knoxville!

Terry McCarl Wins Again in 360’s; Mike Mayberry Wins Three-Way Battle in Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 9, 2022) – Gio Scelzi stood atop the podium on a night that saw hard luck, hard crashes and plenty of action Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. The Fresno, California driver earned $5,000 for his 410 win on Farm Bureau Financial Night aboard the KCP Racing #18. Terry McCarl held off Aaron Reutzel to win the 360 main event for the second consecutive week, and Mike Mayberry topped a thriller in the Pro Sprints.

Scelzi shot out from his starting spot outside row one to lead early in the 20-lap 410 feature over Ian Madsen, a charging Reutzel, Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Sawyer Phillips. Reutzel quickly took second on lap two, before a seventh running Justin Henderson got into the turn four wall, breaking his front end.

On the restart, Reutzel slid in front of Scelzi in turn one, taking the lead. Scelzi kept the pressure on, however, and when Reutzel got against the wall in turn four, he retook the point on lap four. The contact with the wall may have plagued Reutzel, who blew his right rear tire eighth laps in.

That set up a restart that saw Scelzi leading Hafertepe, Brian Brown, Ayrton Gennetten and Sawyer Phillips back to green. Brown quickly moved into second before Tasker Phillips spun with 11 laps to go. That restart saw Reutzel, who had restarted at the tail, get upside down in turn one. He was unhurt. Ian Madsen also headed to the work area at that point, surrendering his sixth place running spot.

Brown made a bid on the restart, but Scelzi held off the challenge and went away to his fourth career win here. Brown held onto second, and Gennetten grabbed third with four laps to go, followed by Hafertepe and Austin McCarl. Sawyer Phillips, JJ Hickle, Davey Heskin, Lynton Jeffrey and Kerry Madsen rounded out the top ten. Sawyer Phillips set quick time over the 32-car field, while Austin McCarl, Hafertepe, Heskin and Brandon Wimmer won heats. Scott Bogucki claimed the B. Sawyer Phillips and Jeffrey both flipped in separate incidents in heat one, but returned for the feature.

“I was really good early,” said Scelzi in Victory Lane. “The car kind of got away from me at the end, and I just had to drive it harder and harder. The harder I drove it, the more it seemed to like it. I had to work for that one. I know it was only 20 laps, but it felt like a hundred. Caution after caution, I couldn’t take off from the bottom, so I tried the top and it was a little bit better. Brownie and Reutzel and really good and will race you hard. The car’s getting better. We have some balance back in this thing.”

Joe Beaver shot out from the pole in the 18-lap 360 main event, ahead of Terry McCarl, Reutzel, Kaleb Johnson and Garet Williamson. Clint Garner, who entered the night as the point leader, was unable to get a qualifying time in, so had to come through the B. By the time lap one was over, he had driver from twenty-first to thirteenth.

While Beaver was fast on the bottom, McCarl picked a line in the middle of track and carried his momentum to the lead in turn two on lap five. Nate Mills spun a lap later, bringing the only caution of the event. McCarl led Beaver, Reutzel, Johnson and Williamson back to green.

Williamson grabbed fourth on the restart, but McCarl pulled away up front. By lap ten, Garner was into the top ten himself. McCarl entered lapped traffic on the thirteenth circuit, while Reutzel was gaining speed, and snagged the second spot from Beaver with four to go.

The closing laps saw Reutzel edge closer to the leader. McCarl struggled with the lapped car of Mills in the late stages, but held off Reutzel for his twelfth career 360 win here. Beaver was third, followed by Williamson and Johnson. Chase Randall, Ryan Grimes, Carson McCarl, hard-charger Garner and Jamie Ball completed the top ten. Ball set quick time over the 31-car field, while Williamson, Alex Vande Voort and Timothy Smith won the heats. Gunner Ramey won the B main. Tyler Barrick took a hard ride in the B main, and Ben Brown tumbled after contact with Tyler Lee in a battle for the final transfer spot. Neither driver was injured.

“In our family, we consider Aaron Reutzel one of the top five drivers in the world,” said McCarl in Victory Lane. “Clint and Jamie, everyone else in this thing, are great competitors. What a racetrack, but when he’s back there, you know Aaron is coming. I had to do what I did. I had to give up the bottom (for the lapped car). When you have Aaron behind you, I was going to win or wad it there.”

Before the 15-lap Pro Sprints feature could get a lap in, Brandon Worthington got upside down in turn three. He was unhurt. Mike Johnston got off to a fast start from the pole once the race turned green, followed by Scotty Johnson and Ryan Navritil.

On lap two, Mike Mayberry shot from fourth to second, but Johnson suck back by him a lap later. By the halfway point, Johnson was reeling in Johnston, and with four to go got below him and just above the turn four berm to lead.

Johnston slammed low into turn one and took the point back. Mayberry pulled to the high side, as the top three drivers were three-wide entering turn three on lap 13.

Mayberry emerged with the lead and went on to his fifth career win here, ahead of Johnston, Johnson, Chase Young and Tyler Groenendyk. Kade Higday, Eric Bridger, Matthew Stelzer, Navritil and Josh Jones rounded out the top ten. Groenendyk set quick time, while Johnston and Higday won heat races.

“(Johnston and Johnson) just got to battling and slowed each other down a little bit,” said Mayberry of his late pass for the win. “We were able to get around them. We had to do some redemption from last week. This is the exact same setup. We found a right rear torsion bar failed last week. It’s good that we’re here.”

On Friday, Martina McBride will be performing at the Knoxville Raceway in conjunction with the Marion County Fair! Contact the ticket office for admission. On Saturday, July 16, it will be Van Wall Equipment Night. All three sprint car classes will be in action. The 360’s will include the second visit of the year for the Midwest Power Series, featuring a $3,000 to win main event, and a $3,000 bonus for sweeping Jackson’s feature Friday and Saturday at Knoxville. The DTRA Trucks will also be in competition, and it will also be Future Stars Night. On Sunday, join us for the Twin States Pulling Association Truck and Tractor Pull. For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (9), 15.698 ($100 from OpenWheel101.com); 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (18), 15.707; 3. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (26), 15.728; 4. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (28), 15.799; 5. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (8), 15.837; 6. 2KS, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (13), 15.857; 7. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (15), 15.887; 8. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 15.924; 9. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (24), 15.957; 10. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (10), 15.964; 11. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (11), 15.993; 12. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (32), 16.008; 13. 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (20), 16.022; 14. 5, Brady Forbrook, Morgan, MN (27), 16.030; 15. 83JR, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (7), 16.064; 16. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (12), 16.075; 17. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (4), 16.076; 18. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (23), 16.133; 19. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (31), 16.152; 20. 6, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (22), 16.193; 21. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (3), 16.239; 22. 14T, Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND (21), 16.243; 23. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (2), 16.263; 24. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (5), 16.275; 25. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (16), 16.294; 26. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (1), 16.297; 27. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (6), 16.435; 28. 14, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (30), 16.450; 29. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (29), 16.560; 30. 76, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (14), 16.663; 31. 36A, Eddie Lumbar, Denilquin, VIC, Aust (25), 17.599; 32. 9H, Landon Hansen, Newton, IA (19), 17.982

Heat one (started), 9 Laps, NT: 1. Austin McCarl (2); 2. Dustin Selvage (1); 3. JJ Hickle (4); 4. Justin Henderson (5); 5. Scott Bogucki (7); 6. Tyler Drueke (8); 7. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 8. Sawyer Phillips (6)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.5: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4); 2. Riley Goodno (2); 3. Brian Brown (6); 4. Tim Estenson (1); 5. Ian Madsen (5); 6. Brady Forbrook (3); 7. Chris Martin (7); 8. Nathan Mills (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.3: 1. Davey Heskin (2); 2. Aaron Reutzel (4); 3. Kerry Madsen (3); 4. Gio Scelzi (5); 5. Zach Hampton (1); 6. Carson McCarl (7); 7. Eddie Lumbar (6) DNS – Matt Juhl

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.1: 1. Brandon Wimmer (2); 2. Roger Crockett (4); 3. Ayrton Gennetten (6); 4. Tasker Phillips (5); 5. AJ Moeller (3); 6. Jordan Goldesberry (1); 7. Josh Higday (7); 8. Landon Hansen (8)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 2:48.8: 1. Scott Bogucki (3); 2. Zach Hampton (1); 3. Carson McCarl (5); 4. Tim Estenson (2) 5. Jordan Goldesberry (4) / 6. Tyler Drueke (7); 7. Chris Martin (6); 8. Nathan Mills (8); 9. Eddie Lumbar (9); 10. Landon Hansen (10) DNS – Matt Juhl, Josh Higday

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Gio Scelzi (2); 2. Brian Brown (7); 3. Ayrton Gennetten (6); 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4); 5. Austin McCarl (12); 6. Sawyer Phillips (3); 7. JJ Hickle (9); 8. Davey Heskin (13); 9. Lynton Jeffrey (18); 10. Kerry Madsen (15); 11. Dustin Selvage (17); 12. Carson McCarl (23); 13. Tasker Phillips (10); 14. Scott Bogucki (21); 15. Brandon Wimmer (14); 16. Tim Estenson (20); 17. AJ Moeller (16); 18. Jordan Goldesberry (22); 19. Ian Madsen (1); 20. Roger Crockett (11); 21. Aaron Reutzel (8); 22. Brady Forbrook (19); 23. Justin Henderson (5) DNS – Zach Hampton, Riley Goodno. Lap Leaders: Scelzi 1-2, Reutzel 3, Scelzi 4-20. Hard-charger: C. McCarl.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (1), 16.514; 2. 9G, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (17), 16.521; 3. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (2), 16.577; 4. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (30), 16.692; 5. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (22), 16.829; 6. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (12), 16.841; 7. 24W, Garet Williamson, Kingdom City, MO (19), 16.867; 8. 83, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (21), 16.873; 9. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 16.890; 10. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.933; 11. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (27), 16.968; 12. 7C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (26), 16.990; 13. 4, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (31), 16.991; 14. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (10), 17.036; 15. 86, Timothy Smith, Rocheport, MO (11), 17.096; 16. 22S, Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO (6), 17.099; 17. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.100; 18. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.114; 19. 21, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO (24), 17.115; 20. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (28), 17.118; 21. 2, Chase Porter, St. Joseph, MO (13), 17.147; 22. 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA (29), 17.269; 23. 7, Tyler Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA (7), 17.286; 24. 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (16), 17.304; 25. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (25), 17.495; 26. 22W, Aaron Werner, Colman, SD (4), 17.510; 27. 11X, Austin O'Neal, Kearney, MO (23), 17.547; 28. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (18), 17.659; 29. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (20), 17.661; 30. 28, Luke Verardi, Taylorville, IL (14), 18.475; 31. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (5), NT

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.7: 1. Garet Williamson (4); 2. Chris Martin (2); 3. Jamie Ball (6); 4. Clint Garner (11); 5. Terry McCarl (5); 6. Riley Goodno (3); 7. Slater Helt (1); 8. Ben Brown (9); 9. Matt Allen (8); 10. Gunner Ramey (7); 11. John Anderson (10)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.1: 1. Alex Vande Voort (1); 2. Aaron Reutzel (4); 3. Ryan Giles (6); 4. Kaleb Johnson (5); 5. Nathan Mills (2); 6. Tony Rost (3); 7. Ryan Leavitt (7); 8. Tyler Lee (8); 9. Alan Zoutte (10); 10. Aaron Werner (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Timothy Smith (2); 2. Collin Moyle (1); 3. Carson McCarl (4); 4. Joe Beaver (5); 5. Chase Randall (6); 6. Chase Porter (7); 7. Austin O'Neal (9); 8. Tyler Barrick (8); 9. Luke Verardi (10); 10. Devin Kline (3)

B main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Gunner Ramey (1); 2. Clint Garner (10); 3. Austin O'Neal (7); 4. Tyler Lee (3) / 5. Alan Zoutte (9); 6. Aaron Werner (6); 7. John Anderson (8); 8. Ben Brown (5); 9. Matt Allen (2); 10. Tyler Barrick (4) DNS – Luke Verardi

A main, 18 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (2); 2. Aaron Reutzel (3); 3. Joe Beaver (1); 4. Garet Williamson (6); 5. Kaleb Johnson (4); 6. Chase Randall (5); 7. Ryan Giles (7); 8. Carson McCarl (9); 9. Clint Garner (22); 10. Jamie Ball (8); 11. Chris Martin (11); 12. Riley Goodno (14); 13. Tony Rost (15); 14. Timothy Smith (10); 15. Gunner Ramey (21); 16. Austin O'Neal (23); 17. Ryan Leavitt (20); 18. Nathan Mills (16); 19. Alex Vande Voort (12); 20. Devin Kline (19); 21. Chase Porter (18); 22. Collin Moyle (13); 23. Tyler Lee (24); 24. Slater Helt (17). Lap Leaders: Beaver 1-4, T. McCarl 5-18. Hard-charger: Garner.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 17X, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (8), 17.384; 2. 44, Scotty Johnson, Dallas, IA (13), 17.469; 3. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (1), 17.504; 4. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (3), 17.545; 5. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (6), 17.584; 6. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.664; 7. 26M, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (4), 17.693; 8. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (7), 17.704; 9. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (2), 17.853; 10. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.991; 11. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (5), 18.038; 12. 42J, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (11), 18.311; 13. 4, Josh Poe, Peculiar, MO (12), 19.044

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:49.6: 1. Mike Johnston (1); 2. Ryan Navratil (2); 3. Chase Young (3); 4. Mike Mayberry (5); 5. Tyler Groenendyk (6); 6. Brandon Worthington (4); 7. Josh Poe (7)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.9: 1. Kade Higday (1); 2. Matthew Stelzer (5); 3. Jeff Wilke (4); 4. Eric Bridger (3); 5. Josh Jones (2); 6. Scotty Johnson (6)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:41.9: 1. Mike Mayberry (6); 2. Mike Johnston (1); 3. Scotty Johnson (4); 4. Chase Young (3); 5. Tyler Groenendyk (7); 6. Kade Higday (9); 7. Eric Bridger (11); 8. Matthew Stelzer (8); 9. Ryan Navratil (2); 10. Josh Jones (12); 11. Jeff Wilke (5); 12. Josh Poe (13); 13. Brandon Worthington (10). Lap Leaders: Johnston 1-10, Johnson 11, Johnston 12, Mayberry 13-15. Hard-charger: Mayberry.

 

 

2022 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Through 7/2/22

1. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 494 (1)
2. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 457 (3)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 423 (3)
4. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 315
5. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 295
6. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 284 (1)
7. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 263
8. Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK, 256 (4)
9. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 247 (1)
10. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust., 207
(tie) Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 207
12. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 203 (2)
13. Buddy Kofoid, Penngrove, CA, 198 (1)
14. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 184
(tie) Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 184
16. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 168
17. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 160 (1)
18. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD, 136
19. Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 128
20. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 118
21. JJ Hickle, Quilcene, Wa, 116
22. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 107
23. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 100
24. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 86
25. Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 82
26. Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 77
27. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 60 (1)
(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 60
29. Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 57
30. Josh Higday, Knoxville, IA 56
31. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 54
(tie) Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 54
(tie) Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 54
34. Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 50
35. Thomas Kennedy, Winnigpeg, MB, Can., 40
36. Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK, 35
37. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 32
38. Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO, 30
(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 30
40. Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 26
(tie) Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 26
42. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 25
43. Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust., 24
44. Christopher Thram, Sanborn, MN 22
45. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 16
(tie) Cody Hansen, Nunda, SD, 16
47. Brant O'Banion, Norfolk, NE, 14
(tie) Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA, 14
(tie) Chuck McGillivray, Madison, SD, 14
50. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 12
51. Alex Schriever, Hartford, SD, 10
(tie) Mitchel Moles, Raisin City, CA, 10
53. Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN, 8
(tie) Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 8
(tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 8
56. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 6
(tie) Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6
58. Tim Estenson, Grand Forks, ND, 4
59. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE, 2
(tie) Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Winners

2, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA
1, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN
1, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH

$100 OpenWheel101.com Quick Time Winners

4/23 – Justin Henderson (Knoxville)
4/30 – AJ Moeller (Knoxville)
5/7 - Brian Brown (Knoxville)
5/14 - Brian Brown (Knoxville)
5/21 - Gio Scelzi (Knoxville)
5/28 - Justin Henderson (Knoxville)
6/4 - Aaron Reutzel (Knoxville)
7/2 - Ayrton Gennetten (Knoxville)

2022 Tentative Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com (tentative)

Sat, April 16 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Mother Nature)
Sat, April 23 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Postponed to 6/4)
Sat, April 30 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 7 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA)
Sun, May 8 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Sat, May 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sun, May 15 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA)
Sat, May 21 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Sun, May 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA)
Sat, May 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sun, May 29 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK)
Sat, June 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA)
Sat, June 4 - Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Make-up) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Sun, June 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (Rain)
Fri, June 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA)
Sat, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sun, June 12 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, June 17 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK)
Sat, June 18 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK)
Sun, June 19 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK)
Wed, June 22 - Huset's Speedway (SD) WoO (Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN)
Thu, June 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (Buddy Kofoid, Penngrove, CA)
Fri, June 24 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA)
Sat, June 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sat, July 2 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Sat, July 9 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sat, July 16 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, July 17 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sat, July 23 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, July 24 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sat, July 30 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) All Stars
Sun, July 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sun, August 7 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Capitani Classic
Mon, August 8 - Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, August 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Thu, August 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Fri, August 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Sat, August 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Thu, August 18 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals
Fri, August 19 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals
Sat, August 20 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals
Sat, August 27 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, August 28 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sat, September 3 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl
Sun, September 4 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl

 

 

 

Aaron Reutzel Dominates at Knoxville to the Tune of $6,000!

Terry McCarl Roars to 360 Win; Tyler Groenendyk Scores in Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 2, 2022) – Racers and fans alike were eager to get back to racing Saturday at Knoxville Raceway for Mid-Season Championship Night and the Nolan Wren Memorial presented by Higher View Enterprises, Inc. With bonus laps and money on the line, the action matched the fireworks after the feature event! Aaron Reutzel cruised to a solid win in the 410 class. Terry McCarl held off Reutzel to win in the 360’s, and Tyler Groenendyk went wire to wire with the Pro Sprints.

Reutzel shot out from his pole position in the non-stop 25-lap 410 main event with Cory Eliason, Austin McCarl, Brian Brown and Matt Juhl in tow. Tyler Courtney would get by Juhl to round out the top five by lap three.

Reutzel advanced into lapped traffic on lap seven and never missed a beat despite some smoke emanating from the Ridge & Sons Racing #8. By lap 13, his margin was up to 3.8 seconds over Eliason.

With five laps to go, his lead had shrunk to under three seconds, but the Clute, Texas native would lap up to tenth place, taking his third 410 feature this season and the fifth in his career. Reutzel received a $1,000 bonus for being the highest finisher in the point standings bringing his winning total to $6,000.

Eliason was second, followed by Austin McCarl ($500 bonus), Brown ($250 bonus) and Courtney. Davey Heskin, Buddy Kofoid, Ayrton Gennetten, JJ Hickle and Juhl completed the top ten. Gennetten set quick time over the 32-car field, while Brown, Justin Henderson, Austin McCarl and Tasker Phillips won heats. Riley Goodno claimed the B.

“I may be the only drive in the field to have known Nolan Wren, so it’s really cool to win this race,” said Reutzel in Victory Lane. “I think I won the first three they had, and I’m really happy to win it. We’ve known the Wrens for a long time. He’s still greatly missed today. This one’s for him. The car was phenomenal. We put a different one together, and I think it made all the difference.”

Devin Kline darted out from the pole position to lead early in the 20-lap 360 feature, trailed by Jamie Ball, Terry McCarl, Kaleb Johnson and Tony Rost. Ball took over the lead on lap two with a pass high in turn two, while Ryan Giles entered the top five.

McCarl used the low side to take second from Kline on lap three and set his sights on the leader On lap five, he stuck the bottom of turns one and two to take the point from Ball. At the same time, Johnston claimed third from Kline.

Giles entered the top four on lap seven, and Reutzel followed him into the top five. McCarl was into lapped traffic with 12 to go. Reutzel was gaining momentum, passing Giles for fourth and then claiming third from Johnson on lap 11.

Alex Vande Voort spun with a flat left rear tire with eight laps to go, bringing the only caution of the race. McCarl shot out again over Ball, Reutzel, Johnson and Giles. On lap 14, Reutzel passed Ball for second. On the next circuit, he briefly passed McCarl in turn two, but McCarl came back to the line with the point.

From there, McCarl protected the low groove to win his third feature here this year, and claimed his eleventh career 360 victory. He earned $2,750 for his win including his bonus. Reutzel settled for second, ahead of Ball ($375 bonus), Johnson ($190 bonus) and Giles. Clint Garner, Chase Randall, Ryan Roberts, Joe Beaver and Rost rounded out the top ten. Randall set quick time over the 32-car field, while Reutzel, Johnson, Rost and Riley Goodno were heat winners. Ryan Leavitt won the B main.

“Jamie is such a good driver, and you don’t know where to go,” said McCarl. “We felt good on the top and the bottom. I thought I’d play my own game. I wanted to have fun doing this, and I had a lot of fun. I appreciate Jamie…we raced each other clean. That one was for the fans.”

Tyler Groenendyk had little resistance in leading all 15 laps of the Pro Sprints feature. Chase Young chased him in second early, follwoed by Brandon Worthington, Kade Higday and Eric Bridger. Bridger gained fourth on lap two, and Matthew Stelzer followed him into fifth by lap three.

Six laps in, Josh Jones spun, bringing caution. Stelzer, who was running fifth suffered from a stuck throttle and pitched his car sideways on the frontstretch backing it into the guardrail. He was done for the night, but uninjured.

While Higday and Worthington traded third behind him, Groenendyk cruised the last nine laps to victory and a $500 bonus, making his winning haul $1,150. Young ($250 bonus) was second, followed by Worthington ($125 bonus), Higday and Bridger. Jeff Wilke, Mike Mayberry, Scotty Johnson, Ryan Navritil and Jones completed the top ten. Stelzer set quick time, while Johnson and Groenendyk won their heats.

“I have to thank my guys first and foremost,” said Groenendyk. “We’ve had a lot of marginal and decent results, but man have we struggled behind the scenes. It’s taken a tremendous amount of work. It feels like we’re finally getting on the right side of things again. It’s been a tough year, but it feels good to be back on top here.”

Join us next weekend, for the Clean Harbors 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series presented by Premier Chevy Dealers! Friday, June 17 will be practice, with the main event on Saturday. For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (8), 16.139 ($100 from OpenWheel101.com); 2. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (25), 16.223; 3. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 16.271; 4. 71, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (20), 16.287; 5. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (1), 16.302; 6. 11, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (5), 16.312; 7. 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (22), 16.373; 8. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (16), 16.381; 9. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (27), 16.390; 10. 11X, Buddy Kofoid, Penngrove, CA (7), 16.447; 11. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (13), 16.511; 12. 17, Carson Short, Marion, IL (4), 16.548; 13. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11), 16.550; 14. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.551; 15. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (9), 16.566; 16. 2KS, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (15), 16.583; 17. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (32), 16.592; 18. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (29), 16.691; 19. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (6), 16.720; 20. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (31), 16.727; 21. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (23), 16.781; 22. 55T, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (19), 16.800; 23. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (17), 16.845; 24. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.887; 25. 14T, Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND (30), 16.929; 26. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (28), 16.941; 27. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (12), 16.949; 28. 6, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (14), 16.958; 29. 3N, Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (10), 17.086; 30. 5, Brady Forbrook, Morgan, MN (26), 17.231; 31. 76, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (24), 17.381; 32. 9H, Landon Hansen, Newton, IA (3), 18.764

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.0: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Sawyer Phillips (3); 3. Carson McCarl (2); 4. Ayrton Gennetten (6); 5. Matt Juhl (5); 6. Chris Martin (1); 7. Jake Neuman (8); 8. Tim Estenson (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.4: 1. Justin Henderson (2); 2. Buddy Kofoid (4); 3. McKenna Haase (1); 4. Parker Price-Miller (5); 5. Aaron Reutzel (6); 6. Riley Goodno (3); 7. Tyler Drueke (7); 8. Brady Forbrook (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Austin McCarl (6); 2. Dustin Selvage (1); 3. Davey Heskin (4); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 5. JJ Hickle (3); 6. Nathan Mills (8); 7. Jordan Goldesberry (7); 8. Bobby Mincer (2)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.7: 1. Tasker Phillips (1); 2. AJ Moeller (2); 3. Cory Eliason (6); 4. Ian Madsen (3); 5. Tyler Courtney (5); 6. Carson Short (4); 7. Brandon Wimmer (7); 8. Landon Hansen (8)

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:31.4: 1. Riley Goodno (1); 2. McKenna Haase (2); 3. Chris Martin (3); 4. Tyler Drueke (4) / 5. Tim Estenson (5); 6. Jordan Goldesberry (7); 7. Nathan Mills (11); 8. Brandon Wimmer (6); 9. Jake Neuman (9); 10. Brady Forbrook (8); 11. Landon Hansen (10) DNS – Bobby Mincer

A main (started), 25 Laps, 7:42.3: 1. Aaron Reutzel (1) ($1,000 bonus); 2. Cory Eliason (2); 3. Austin McCarl (4) ($500 bonus); 4. Brian Brown (5) ($250 bonus); 5. Tyler Courtney (10); 6. Davey Heskin (11); 7. Buddy Kofoid (9); 8. Ayrton Gennetten (3); 9. JJ Hickle (20); 10. Matt Juhl (7); 11. Parker Price-Miller (6); 12. Justin Henderson (13); 13. Carson McCarl (14); 14. Sawyer Phillips (12); 15. Tasker Phillips (16); 16. Chris Martin (23); 17. Ian Madsen (17); 18. AJ Moeller (15); 19. Riley Goodno (21); 20. Dustin Selvage (19); 21. McKenna Haase (22); 22. Carson Short (18); 23. Tyler Drueke (24); 24. Lynton Jeffrey (8). Lap Leader: Reutzel 1-25. Hard-charger: Hickle.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (2), 16.633; 2. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 16.700; 3. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (1), 16.968; 4. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (6), 16.985; 5. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (22), 16.992; 6. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (25), 17.003; 7. 9G, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (24), 17.045; 8. 7C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (3), 17.050; 9. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (19), 17.063; 10. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (13), 17.118; 11. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (18), 17.178; 12. 1, Brenham Crouch, Lubbock, TX (23), 17.199; 13. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (31), 17.203; 14. 4, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (14), 17.233; 15. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (30), 17.309; 16. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (5), 17.351; 17. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (16), 17.353; 18. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (21), 17.357; 19. 86, Timothy Smith, Rocheport, MO (7), 17.379; 20. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (28), 17.380; 21. 83, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (26), 17.395; 22. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (17), 17.395; 23. 1CC, Clayton Christensen, Spencer, IA (11), 17.490; 24. 2P, Chase Porter, St. Joseph, MO (20), 17.563; 25. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (12), 17.573; 26. 22S, Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO (8), 17.616; 27. 22W, Aaron Werner, Colman, SD (15), 18.197; 28. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (10), 18.290; 29. 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA (27), 18.336; 30. 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (32), 18.449; 31. 2, Jason Billups, Holt, MO (29), 18.573; DQ (Tire) - 17B, Kyle Jones, Kennedale, TX (4).

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Aaron Reutzel (1); 2. Clint Garner (3); 3. Chase Randall (6); 4. Jamie Ball (5); 5. Joe Beaver (4); 6. Collin Moyle (7); 7. Ricky Montgomery (2); 8. Matt Allen (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:06.2: 1. Kaleb Johnson (5); 2. Ryan Roberts (4); 3. Terry McCarl (6); 4. Chris Martin (3); 5. Ben Brown (1); 6. Slater Helt (7); 7. Tyler Barrick (8); 8. Ryan Leavitt (2)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:06.8: 1. Tony Rost (6); 2. Alex Vande Voort (4); 3. Ryan Giles (5); 4. Timothy Smith (2); 5. Clayton Christensen (1); 6. Calvin Landis (3); 7. Aaron Werner (7) DNS – Jason Billups

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 2:07.0: 1. Riley Goodno (2); 2. Devin Kline (5); 3. Chase Porter (1); 4. Brenham Crouch (4); 5. Nathan Mills (6); 6. Alan Zoutte (3); 7. Kyle Jones (8); 8. John Anderson (7)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 3:03.3: 1. Ryan Leavitt (2); 2. Ben Brown (3); 3. Ricky Montgomery (1); 4. Slater Helt (6) / 5. Matt Allen (9); 6. Kyle Jones (11); 7. Collin Moyle (5); 8. Clayton Christensen (4); 9. Tyler Barrick (10); 10. Aaron Werner (7); 11. John Anderson (8) DNS – Jason Billups

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (4) ($750 bonus); 2. Aaron Reutzel (15); 3. Jamie Ball (2) ($375 bonus); 4. Kaleb Johnson (3) ($190 bonus); 5. Ryan Giles (8); 6. Clint Garner (11); 7. Chase Randall (5); 8. Ryan Roberts (9); 9. Joe Beaver (12); 10. Tony Rost (6); 11. Devin Kline (1); 12. Ryan Leavitt (21); 13. Nathan Mills (7); 14. Riley Goodno (14); 15. Ben Brown (22); 16. Brenham Crouch (13); 17. Timothy Smith (17); 18. Alan Zoutte (20); 19. Slater Helt (24); 20. Chase Porter (19); 21. Alex Vande Voort (10); 22. Ricky Montgomery (23); 23. Chris Martin (16); 24. Calvin Landis (18). Lap Leaders: Kline 1, Ball 2-4, T. McCarl 5-20. Hard-charger: Reutzel.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (7), 17.672; 2. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (3), 17.902; 3. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (5), 18.011; 4. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (10), 18.056; 5. 42J, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (4), 18.058; 6. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (8), 18.074; 7. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (1), 18.128; 8. 17X, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (9), 18.13; 9. 44, Scotty Johnson, Dallas, IA (12), 18.209; 10. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (6), 18.236; 11. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (11), 18.277; 12. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (2), NT

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.6: 1. Scotty Johnson (2); 2. Mike Mayberry (3); 3. Jeff Wilke (1); 4. Brandon Worthington (5); 5. Kade Higday (4); 6. Matthew Stelzer (6)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.3: 1. Tyler Groenendyk (2); 2. Chase Young (4); 3. Mike Johnston (1); 4. Eric Bridger (5); 5. Josh Jones (6); 6. Ryan Navratil (3)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Tyler Groenendyk (1) ($500 bonus); 2. Chase Young (4) ($250 bonus); 3. Brandon Worthington (2) ($125 bonus); 4. Kade Higday (8); 5. Eric Bridger (3); 6. Jeff Wilke (11); 7. Mike Mayberry (6); 8. Scotty Johnson (7); 9. Ryan Navratil (10); 10. Josh Jones (12); 11. Mike Johnston (9); 12. Matthew Stelzer (5). Lap Leader: Groenendyk 1-15. Hard-charger: Wilke.

 

 

7/1/22

Lincoln Park Speedway

Putnamville, IN

Bill Gardner Sprintacular Night #1

MSCS/USAC

58 cars

Cars qualified in their heat groups all at once. Chase Stockon set quick time in the first heat at 12.622 seconds. Ryan Thomas set overall quick time with 12.439 on the 5/16-mile oval for heat two. Other heat quick timers were Kyle Cummins with 12.577, Justin Grant with 12.635, Robert Ballou with 12.771 and Shane Cottle with 12.633. It was a full point show for MSCS and show-up points for USAC. It will be the reverse Saturday night.

Heat one (started): 1. Stockon 5s (4) 2. Logan Seavey 5L (1) 3. Jason McDougal 5m (5) / 4. Brent Beauchamp 34B (2) 5. Emerson Axsom 47BC (3) 6. Donny Brackett 4B (10) 7. Geoff Ensign 04 (9) 8. Seth Parker 38P (7) 9. Austin Graby 7 (8) 10. Jake Scott 33 (6)

10-lap heats were inverted by four by time, and took the top three to the feature, fourth and fifth to the B, sixth and seventh to the C, and the rest to the D. Beauchamp led Seavey, Axsom and Stockon early. A spin by Scott slowed things a lap in, and he exited. On the restart, Stockon took third from Axsom. McDougal also got by Axsom for fourth, and then took the final transfer spot from his teammate on lap five. At that point, Graby came to a stop bringing another caution. With two laps to go, Stockon performed a slide job on McDougal to take back third. Stockon would pass Beauchamp for the lead coming for the white flag and bring Seavey with him. McDougal would drive hard into turn four on the final lap. Beauchamp would drive over the cushion and surrender the last transfer.

Heat two (started): 1 .CJ Leary 77m (3) 2. Matt Westfall 33m (1) 3. Jadon Rogers 14 (2) / 4. Brandon Mattox 28 (5) 5. Chase Johnson 2 (10) 6. Blake Vermillion 73 (7) 7. R. Thomas 77FR (4) 8. Ivan Glotzbach I1 (6) 9. Collin Ambrose 36 (8) 10. Aric Gentry 10 (9)

Leary led from the start and pulled away for the win. Gentry went over the top of turn one and stopped, bringing the caution one lap in. Leary led Westfall, Rogers, B. Mattox and Thomas back to green. Rogers would stay with Westfall riding a higher line. He’d take second on the white flag lap, only to have Westfall drive back under him at the checkers.

Heat three (started): 1. Brayden Fox (3) 2. Cummins 3R (4) 3. Carson Garrett 15 (1) / 4. Mitchel Moles 19AZ (5) 5. AJ Hopkins 77 (2) 6. Cody Trammell 27T (6) 7. Todd Hobson 77AU (7) 8. Tony Helton 87 (9) 9. Michael Clark 8 (8) DNS – Travis Berryhill 77s

Garrett led early over Fox and Cummins. Moles passed Hopkins for fourth on lap two, and they went back and forth a couple of times in a good battle. On lap seven, Fox hit the low side to get by Garrett for the point. Cummins moved into second coming for the white flag.

Heat four (started): 1. Kevin Thomas Jr. 15K (2) 2. Tye Mihocko 2E (5) 3. Grant 4 (4) / 4. Kyle Shipley 17GP (7) 5. Zack Pretorius 9z (1) 6. Cole Bodine 57B (6) 7. Tres Mehler 5A (10) 8. Jesse Vermillion 5V (9) 9. Max Adams 17 (8) 10. Evan Mosley 27 (3)

Thomas Jr. led the distance. Pretorius was second until Mihocko and Grant both shot by on lap two to gain second and third. Grant would go over the top of turn one and lose a spot on lap six. Shipley moved into the final transfer, but Grant clawed back and gained third in the final corner.

Heat five (started): 1. Ballou 12 (4) 2. Dave Darland 36D (2) 3. Sterling Cling 34 (3) / 4. Koby Barksdale 16K (6) 5. Gabriel Gilbert 10G (5) 6. Cindy Chambers 18c (7) 7. Brandon Smith 11 (9) 8. Derek Crane 19WI (8) 9. Brian Hayden 2H (1)

Hayden led Darland, Ballou and Cling in the early going. Barksdale passed Cling for fourth on lap two. Ballou shot by Darland for second on lap three, and took the lead from Hayden high in turn four on lap five. Hayden dropped out of second on lap seven, handing the final transfer to Cling, who battled back by Barksdale.

Heat six (started): 1. Brady Bacon 69 (3) 2. S. Cottle 74x (4) 3. Jake Swanson 5T (2) / 4. Harley Burns 16 (1) 5. Alex Banales 5x (7) 6. Matt McDonald 5MC (6) 7. Alec Sipes 99 (5) 8. Ryan Bond 7R (8) DNS – Hunter Maddox 24M

Burns led Swanson and Bacon early. Bacon quickly moved into second on lap two, while Cottle used the low side to get by Swanson for third a lap later. Bacon used the low side of four to pass Burns for the lead on lap five. Cottle followed him into second on lap six. Burns slipped into the infield on lap seven, handing Swanson a transfer spot.

D main (started): 1. Parker (1) 2. Adams (10) 3. Helton (3) 4. Scott (11) / 5. Bond (6) 6. Berryhill (12) 7. Glotzbach (2) 8. Ambrose (8) 9. Crane (5) 10. Graby (7) 11. Clark (9) 12. J. Vermillion (4) DNS – Hayden, H. Maddox, Gentry, Mosley

The 10-lap D took the top four to the back of the C. Parker led throughout. One lap in, Bond climbed the right rear of Glotzbach and veered into J. Vermillion, who flipped. He was uninjured. Parker led Helton, Glotzbach, Bond and Ambrose back to green. Bond and Glotzbach battled hard for third, but Adams was on the move, gaining fourth from Glotzbach on lap five and third from Bond on lap eight. Scott, who started in row six, shot by Bond for the final transfer coming for the white flag.

C main (started): 1. Ensign (7) 2. Trammell (3) 3. Bodine (4) 4. B. Vermillion (2) / 5. Mehler (10) 6. R. Thomas (8) 7. Brackett (1) 8. Adams (14) 9. Smith (11) 10. Sipes (12) 11. Chambers (5) 12. Parker (13) 13. McDonald (6) 14. Scott (16) 15. Hobson (9) 16. Helton (15)

The 10-lapper send the top four to the back of the B. Brackett led Trammell, B. Vermillion and Bodine on lap one. One lap in, Parker climbed the tail tank of Mehler. Helton was also involved. Trammell took the lead o the restart, while Ensign went on the high side to jump from sixth to a transfer. Ensign was one of the few to brave the top, and he gained fourth from Bodine on lap three. Bodine would advance ack up to third by lap six. Ensign kept his momentum high and took the lead from Trammell with two to go. It looked to be over before McDonald roughed his car up on the turn one cushion. The restart didn’t affect the transfers.

B main (started): 1. Moles (3) 2. B. Mattox (2) 3. Axsom (7) 4. Barksdale (5) / 5. Hopkins (9) 6. Burns (6) 7. Trammell (14) 8. Ensign (13) 9. Johnson (8) 10. Bodine (15) 11. Banales (12) 12. Gilbert (13) 13. Beauchamp (1) 14. B. Vermillion (16) 15. Pretorius (10) 16. Shipley (4)

The 12-lapper took four to the feature. Shipley had a flat in staging. He was able to rejoin when Johnson spun and collected Banales on the restart. On the second attempt, Banales spun in turn two. Shipley exited for good this time with his tire issue. Beauchamp led B. Mattox, Moles and Barksdale early on. On lap two, Moles passed B. Mattox for second and then took the lead from Beauchamp on the high side on lap four. Beauchamp exited shortly after. B. Mattox took second, and Axsom was working his way up through the top five, grabbing third by the checkers. Hopkins made a late run at the final transfer, but found the back of Barksdale’s tail tank at the finish.

A main (started): 1. Leary (3) 2. Bacon (6) 3. Cummins (9) 4. Thomas Jr. (1) 5. Stockon (4) 6. Cottle (12) 7. Mihocko (10) 8. Swanson (20) 9. Grant (16) 10. Seavey (7) 11. Rogers (14) 12. Westfall (8) 13. Axsom (21) 14. Cling (17) 15. B. Mattox (20) 16. Moles (19) 17. Darland (11) 18. Fox (2) 19. Ambrose (23, prov.) 20. Garrett (15) 21. Ballou (5) 22. McDougal (13) 23. Barksdale (22)

The 30-lapper saw Leary get right to the point, ahead of Ballou, Stockon and Thomas Jr. On lap two, Ballou got by Leary for second, while Thomas Jr. moved into third. Stockon tagged Thomas Jr. in the rear on lap four, taking over that spot. A spin by Cottle negated a Bacon pass from sixth to fourth. Following the restart, Thomas Jr. got back by Stockon, while Bacon moved into the top five. On lap 11, Bacon used the high side to pass Stockon for fourth. On lap 13, Thomas J. and Stockon continued their battle, until Moles spun on lap 14. That erased a four-second lead for Ballou. Learry pounced on therestart taking the point and never really being challenged. Leary got by Ballou for second on lap 16. Bacon came on late and got Thomas Jr. for third on lap 18. Cummins followed him to take fourth on lap 19, a spot the two would trade the rest of the way. Bacon was gaining on Ballou for second, when the latter spun on the last lap low in tour four. Swanson was the hard-charger.

 

 

6/30/22

Hagerstown Speedway

Hagerstown, MD

PA Speedweek Night #6

36 cars

Ryan Smith (9th car out to time) set quick time on the half-mile at 15.824 seconds on a quickly drying track. Justin Peck (8th car out) was second quick, followed by Brent Marks (10th), Dylan Cisney (4th), Kyle Reinhardt (2nd), TJ Stutts (5th), Danny Dietrich (14th), Devon Borden (3rd), Freddie Rahmer (20th) and Kyle Larson (6th).

Heat one (started): 1. Tanner Thorson 19T (6) 2. Rahmer 51 (2) 3. R. Smith 6 (4) 4. Anthony Macri 39m (3) 5. Reinhardt 1w (1) / 6. Dylan Norris 44 (8) 7. Dave Blaney 10 (7) 8. Ryan Timms 5T (5) 9. Anthony Fiore 91 (9)

8-lap heats took the top five to the feature. The heat winners and the fastest qualifier in each heat who finished in the top five made the feature redraw. Rahmer led Reinhardt, Smith, Thorson and Macri on lap one, but things got scrambled from there in a great heat. Smith went from third to first on the second lap. Rahmer got by Smith for the lead on lap three. Thorson passed Smith for second on lap four as he started making the low side work. He caught Rahmer and passed him for the lead in turn two on the white flag lap.

Heat two (started): 1. Larson 57 (2) 2. Stutts 11 (1) 3. Peck 13 (4) 4. Lucas Wolfe 5w (5) 5. Tyler Reeser 35 (3) / 6. Tim Glatfelter 69 (8) 7. Cody Fletcher 66a (9) 8. Eddie Lumbar 36A (7) 9. Billy Dietrich 8 (6)

Larson led Stutts for the distance. Peck passed Reeser for third on lap two and Wolfe followed him a lap later for fourth.

Heat three (started): 1. Rico Abreu 24 (3) 2. Dietrich 48 (1) 3. Marks 19 (4) 4. Chase Dietz 39 (2) 5. Robbie Kendall 55K (7) / 6. Mike Wagner 55 (5) 7. Trey Hivner 7 (9) 8. Kyle Moody 99m (6) 9. Tyler Ross 75 (8)

Dietrich led Dietz, Abreu, Marks and Kendall early. The caution came out after a lap for a 360 spin by Hivner. Abreu took second from Dietz on the restart, and he got the top of three and four really working. On lap five, he passed Dietrich on the high side of turn four to win the heat.

Heat four (started): 1. Borden 27 (1) 2. Sye Lynch 42 (2) 3. Cisney 5 (4) 4. Mike Walter II 33w (6) 5. Alan Krimes 27s (5) / 6. Justin Whittal 67 (3) 7. Chad Trout 1x (8) 8. Brad Howard 49H (7) 9. Austin Burke 54 (9)

Borden led Lynch the distance. Whittal claimed third from Walter on lap four. Howard spun at the halfway point. Walter and Cisney roared by Whittal for third and fourth after the restart, and Cisney kept his momentum by passing Walter for third in the last corner.

B main (started): 1. Timms (2) 2. Norris (3) 3. Blaney (6) 4. Wagner (5) / 5. Glatfelter (4) 6. Fletcher (7) 7. Trout (9) 8. Fiore (13) 9. Moody (11) 10. Hivner (8) 11. Howard (12) 12. Burke (14) 13. Lumbar (10) 14. Whittal (1) DNS – B. Dietrich, Ross

The 12-lapper took the top four to the A. Contact from Timms sent Whittal high into the turn four wall. He retired. Norris led lap one over Timms, Glatfelter, Blaney and Wagner. Timms went low in four to take the lead on lap two. Blaney worked the high side to get by Glatfelter for third on lap three. Wagner secured the final transfer low in four as he got by Glatfelter. Blaney reeled in Norris, passing him for second on lap eight, but Norris got back by in a good battle with two laps to go.

A main (started): 1. Marks (3) 2. Larson (2) 3. Macri (13) 4. Dietrich (11) 5. Smith (7) 6. Abreu (4) 7. Borden (5) 8. Wolfe (14) 9. Dietz (15) 10. Rahmer (9) 11. Cisney (8) 12. Lynch (12) 13. Kendall (19) 14. Timms (21) 15. Walter II (16) 16. Peck (6) 17. Stutts (10) 18. Reinhardt (17) 19. Thorson (1) 20. Krimes (20) 21. Wagner (24) 22. Norris (22) 23. Blaney (23) 24. Reeser (18)

Larson led Marks, Smith, Thorson and Abreu early in the 30-lapper. He was into lapped traffic by the sixth circuit, and he and Marks just left the rest of the field behind. When Abreu passed Thorson for fourth on lap ten, and then Peck for third on lap eleven, the pair had a half a lap lead on him. Macri was also on the move from his starting spot in row seven. He would pass Peck for fourth and then shot by Abreu for third. On lap 22, Larson was attempting to lap the tenth place car of Rahmer and came up short. Marks had the momentum to slide him in one and two and take the lead on lap 23. Marks looked to be on his way to a sure win before Reinhardt stopped on the front stretch with just two to go. By that time, the lead pair had lapped up to seventh place. Marks pulled away to the win, followed by Larson, Macri and a late charging Dietrich. The win paid Marks $8,000 and padded his PA Speedweek point lead. Macri was the hard-charger.

 

 

 

6/29/22

Port Royal Speedway

Port Royal, PA

PA Speedweek Night #5 and URC

39 cars

30 URC

410’s

Cars were split into two flights of qualifying. The first group constituted heats one and two, and the second heats three and four. Logan Wagner (6th car out to time) set the standard in group one at 15.945 seconds on the half-mile. Dylan Cisney (7th car out) was second quick, followed by Mike Wagner (14th), Brent Marks (15th) and Christopher Bell (13th). Kyle Larson (5th car out) set quick time in group two at 16.260 seconds. Lance Dewease (7th) was second quick, followed by Anthony Macri (17th), Sye Lynch (8th) and Michael Walter II (10th).

Heat one (started): 1. M. Wagner 55 (1) 2. Bell 39B (2) 3. L. Wagner 1 (4) 4. Danny Dietrich 48 (6) 5. Chase Dietz 39 (5) / 6. Zach Hampton 35 (3) 7. TJ Stutts 11 (10) 8. Dylan Norris 44 (7) 9. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 33 (8) 10. Derek Hauck 33H (9)

8-lap heats took the top five to the feature. Heat winners, and the quickest qualifier (starting fourth) in the heat made the Dash. M. Wagner led the distance in this one, going away, with Bell and L. Wagner in tow. Dietrich threw a slider on Hampton to take over fourth on lap two. Dietz would also get by Hampton on lap three to gain the final transfer.

Heat two (started): 1. Marks 19 (1) 2. Justin Peck 13 (2) 3. Rico Abreu 24 (8) 4. Cisney 5 (4) 5. Jeff Halligan 45 (5) / 6. Justin Whittal 67 (3) 7. Skylar Gee 99 (9) 8. Chris Windom 19w (6) 9. Eddie Lumbar 36A (10) 10. Brent Shearer 12s (7)

Marks led Peck wire to wire. Abreu jumped the initial start, but made good on his second try, going from eighth to fourth in the first lap. He passed Cisney for third on lap two. Shearer slowed on lap seven, setting up a one lap dash. Halligan and Whittal had been fighting for the final transfer. Halligan shot by on the restart to take that spot.

Heat three (started): 1. Larson 57 (4) 2. Dewease 69K (1) 3. Blane Heimbach 12 (3) 4. Lucas Wolfe 5w (5) 5. Walter II 33w (2) / 6. Devon Borden 27 (6) 7. Brock Zearfoss 19T (8) 8. Steve Buckwalter 17B (9) 9. Tyler Bear 98 (7) 10. Austin Burke 54 (10)

Walter led early over Larson, Dewease, Heimbach and Wolfe. On lap two, both Larson and Dewease passed Walter for the top two spots. On lap three, Heimbach gained third, and Wolfe grabbed fourth from Walter on lap five. Larson’s win gave him a Lelands.com Knockout for eliminating a second dash participant.

Heat four (started): 1. Macri 39m (4) 2. Ryan Timms 5T (2) 3. Dave Blaney 10 (3) 4. Freddie Rahmer 51 (7) 5. Tyler Reeser 35R (9) / 6. Lynch 42 (1) 7. Kyle Moody 99m (6) 8. Kody Lehman 47K (8) 9. Ryan Smith 6 (5)

Macri led Timms and Lynch early. A caution for debris a lap in slowed things. Rahmer jumped into the top five on the restart. Blaney took third from Lynch on lap three, using the low side, and Rahmer hMacri also registered a Lelands.com Knockout and split $500 with Larson.

B main (started): 1. Whittal (4) 2. Lynch (2) 3. Stutts (5) 4. Zearfoss (6) / 5. Hampton (1) 6. Moody (8) 7. Norris (9) 8. R. Smith (16) 9. Lehman (12) 10. Hauck (17) 11. Windom (11) 12. Gee (7) 13. Burke (18) 14. Shearer (19) 15. Bear (14) 16. Buckwalter (10) 17. Borden (3) 18. McIntyre Jr. (13) 19. Lumbar (15)

The 12-lap B transferred the top four to the A. Lynch led Whittal, Zearfoss and Hampton. Stutts took over fifth from Borden on lap two. Lynch started hitting lappers on lap eight. Borden and Buckwalter were battling for sixth, when they made contact and came to a stop on the track. Lynch led Whittal, Zearfoss, Hampton, Stutts and Moody. Stutts had a great restart, getting past Hampton for the final transfer. With threeto go, Stutts also passed Zearfoss for third with three to go. Bear brought the final slowdown when he hit the wall. Whittal supplied the late fireworks, getting around Lynch in the last corner to take the win.

A main (started): 1. Marks (2) 2. M. Wagner (3) 3. L. Wagner (4) 4. Dewease (8) 5. Peck (9) 6. Cisney (6) 7. Wolfe (15) 8. Stutts (23) 9. Abreu (12) 10. Rahmer (16) 11. Blaney (13) 12. Halligan (19) 13. Dietrich (14) 14. Zearfoss (24) 15. Bell (7) 16. Dietz (17) 17. Timms (10) 18. Larson (5) 19. Macri (1) 20. Whittal (21) 21. Heimbach (11) 22. Lynch (22) 23. Reeser (20) 24. Walter II (18)

The 30-lapper saw Marks leading Macri, L. Wagner, Cisney and Larson early. L. Wagner used the low side of four to take second from Macri on lap three. Whittal came to a stop seven laps in. Larson used the restart to get by Cisney for fourth with a move high in four. Two laps later, he would take third from Macri. Marks was into lapped traffic by lap 11, leading L. Wagner and Larson, as the lead three pulled away. Larson passed L. Wagner on the high side of four, using lapped cars to his advantage, taking over second on lap 18. Macri followed him into third on lap 19. Macri looked strong, but went up in smoke with nine laps to go. Whittal also broke a front end. It was evident under the yellow that Larson’s tire was going flat. Cisney grabbed fourth on the restart, and L. Wagner passed Larson for second on lap 23. M. Wagner was also on the move, grabbing fourth from Cisney on the same lap. M. Wagner moved by the slowing Larson on lap 24, while Dewease nailed fifth. Larson’s right rear exploded with five to go. Marks would never be seriously challenged as the Wagner’s Mike and son Logan battled for second. Father beat son in this one, grabbing second coming for the white flag. Marks earned $7,000 for the win. Stutts was the hard-charger.

URC

Heat one (started): 1. Dallas Schott 55 (2) 2. Ryan Stillwaggon 11 (6) 3. Frankie Herr 70D (5) 4. Ken Meisner 4 (1) 5. Devin Adams 99A (3) 6. Kyle Keen 17K (4) 7. John Stehman 23x (7) 8. Brandon McGough 669 (9) 9. Craig Pellegrini 27c (8) DNS – Bob Lillick Jr. 53

10-lap heats originally took the top six to the feature, but with scratches, everyone would qualify. The top three finishers made the redraw. Schott led wire to wire. Stillwaggon took second from Meisner on lap two, Herr moved into fourth on lap three. Adams passed Keen for fifth on lap six, Keen whizzed back by, and Adams came around again to claim the spot in the last corner.

Heat two (started): 1. Mark Smith M1 (4) 2. Mike Thompson 11T (1) 3. Adam Carberry 47 (6) 4. Nash Ely 22 (3) 5. Andy Best 7 (5) 6. Steve Wilbur 59 (2) 7. Cody Fletcher 66a (7) 8. Jacob Galloway 27 (8) 9. Anthony Macri 20 (9) DNS – Kruz Kepner 19

Kepner flipped in hot laps. He was unhurt. Thompson, the son of Len and grandson of Bruce, led early over M. Smith, Carberry and Ely. Macri had worked from the tail to fifth by lap two, and took fourth from Ely on lap three. Up front, a slider in three gave M. Smith the lead from Thompson. On lap five, Macri went up in smoke, ruining his good run. Best grabbed fifth from Wilbur on the restart.

Heat three (started): 1. Mike Kiser 99 (2) 2. Josh Weller 63 (7) 3. Derek Locke 77 (4) 4. Jason Shultz 35 (9) 5. Tyler Denochick 6 (3) 6. Jake Karklin 5K (5) 7. Jason Wagner 17 (8) 8. Tyler Templin 15 (6) 9. Hayden Miller 11H (1) DNS – Cameron Merriman 8x

Kiser led wire to wire despite several setbacks. Miller brought on the caution when he stopped two laps in. Kiser chose the inside line on a double-file restart that saw the leader take the inside groove. Templin spun on the restart and Karklin spun after getting into the back of Locke. Kiser led Locke, Denochick, Weller and Shultz back to green. Weller took third from Denochick on the restart, and then passed Locke for second.

A main (started): 1. M. Smith (5) 2. Shultz (12) 3. Locke (9) 4. Schott (7) 5. Herr (2) 6. Thompson (4) 7. Kiser (6) 8. Adams (13) 9. Fletcher (20) 10. Denochick (15) 11. Wilbur (17) 12. Stillwaggon (8) 13. Stehman (19) 14. Meisner (10) 15. McGough (22) 16. Keen (16) 17. Templin (24) 18. Galloway (23) 19. Weller (3) 20. Wagner (21) 21. Pellegrini (25) 22. Best (14) 23. Merriman (26) 24. Carberry (1) 25. Ely (11) 26. Karklin (18) DNS – Macri, Kepner, Miller, Lillick Jr.

By the end of the 25-lapper, not many fans were left, and those of us who were, did not wait in line to get out. Lots of yellows and reds. Herr led initially, but Weller got by him on lap two. Four laps in, Ely crashed hard, and collected Karklin. M. Smith moved from third into second on the restart, and Schott claimed third. Another yellow, this one for debris on the track sixth laps in, gave M. Smith a nice opportunity to passe for the lead on the double-file restart. He took advantage. Despite four more cautions, M. Smith held on for the win. Shultz was fourth by lap 12, took third on a lap 17 restart, and assumed second when Weller lost a left rear tire with one lap to go. The race was called for curfew at Midnight at that point.

 

 

6/28/22

Grandview Speedway

Bechtelsville, PA

PA Speedweek Night #4

Greg Hodnett Cup

31 cars

Anthony Macri (7th car out to time) laid down quick time on the 3/8-mile oval at 12.025 seconds. Danny Dietrich (5th car out) was second quick, followed by Christopher Bell (2nd), Brent Marks (4th), Rico Abreu (17th), Justin Peck (15th), Tanner Thorson (22nd), Kyle Larson (12th), Ryan Smith (8th) and Kyle Moody (1st).

Heat one (started): 1. Abreu 24 (1) 2. Macri 39m (4) 3. R. Smith 6 (2) 4. Tyler Ross 5 (5) 5. Ryan Taylor 20 (7) / 6. Zach Hampton 35H (3) 7. Dave Brown 44B (8) 8. Jeff Halligan 45 (6)

10-lap heats took the winner to the feature redraw, as well as the quick qualifier (who started fourth), if they finished in the top five. The top five moved on to the A. Abreu led the distance from the pole. Halligan backed his car into the turn one wall and exited a lap in. Heats were mostly single-file around the top. Hampton did close late on Taylor for the final transfer, but came up short.

Heat two (started): 1. Peck 13 (1) 2. Austin Bishop 11A (3) 3. Moody 99m (2) 4. Dietrich 48 (4) 5. Devon Borden 27 (5) / 6. Chad Trout 1x (6) 7. Tyler Reeser 35 (7) 8. Jordan Givler 90 (8)

Not much movement here after lap one.

Heat three (started): 1. Thorson 19T (1) 2. Bell 39B (4) 3. Freddie Rahmer 51 (2) 4. TJ Stutts 11 (3) 5. Dylan Norris 44 (5) / 6. Devin Adams 99A (7) 7. Eddie Lumbar 36A (6) DNS – Chase Dietz 39

Things in the top five stayed status quo, until Bell passed Rahmer for second coming for the white flag.

Heat four (started): 1. Larson 57 (1) 2. Lucas Wolfe 5w (3) 3. Skylar Gee 99 (2) 4. Brandon Rahmer 5E (5) 5. Marks 19 (4) / 6. Mark Smith M1 (6) 7. Jon Stewart 13s (7)

The most racy heat saw Larson run away and hide. Wolfe was all alone in second, ahead of Gee. B. Rahmer was very impressive on the low side when everyone else was on the cushion. He nabbed fourth from M. Smith on lap three. Marks would follow him a lap later with a slider for the final transfer spot. Marks hung with B. Rahmer, but could not best him.

B main (started): 1. Halligan (2) 2. Hampton (1) 3. Trout (3) 4. M. Smith (5) / 5. Brown (6) 6. Reeser (7) 7. Givler (10) 8. Adams (4) 9. Lumbar (8) 10. Stewart (9) DNS – Dietz

The 12-lapper saw Halligan lead wire to wire over Hampton. Trout passed Adams for third on lap three, but that was negated by a Stewart stoppage. Trout repeated the pass of Adams on the restart and M. Smith followed him into the final transfer on lap four. Brown moved up well to fifth, but never seriously challenged for a transfer spot.

A main (started): 1. Abreu (1) 2. Macri (2) 3. Marks (4) 4. Dietrich (6) 5. Bell (3) 6. Thorson (7) 7. Peck (8) 8. R. Smith (11) 9. Wolfe (10) 10. F. Rahmer (13) 11. Moody (12) 12. Bishop (9) 13. Ross (15) 14. B. Rahmer (17) 15. Stutts (16) 16. Gee (14) 17. Halligan (21) 18. Taylor (18) 19. M. Smith (24) 20. Norris (20) 21. Trout (23) 22. Borden (19) 23. Hampton (22) 24. Larson (5)

The 35-lapper saw Abreu leading Bell, Marks, Macri and Larson early. Larson quickly took fourth from Macri, as the track dried out considerably. On lap seven, Marks wrestled second from Bell before Norris spun bringing the first caution. On the restart, Dietrich passed Larson to move into the top five. On lap 14, Larson lost his left rear wheel and flipped in turn three. He was uninjured. The restart saw Abreu leading Marks, Bell, Macri and Dietrich back to green On lap seventeen, Macri passed Bell for third, in a great battle back and forth for position. Five laps later, Dietrich passed Bell for fourth. Marks gained on Abreu and got beside him for the lead in turn three on lap 23 when Hampton spun bringing caution. Macri made a move up high on the restart to gain second from Marks, but from there on, it was a race around the bottom in the rubber. Abreu caught lapped traffic late, but no one wanted to leave the low groove. He collected $10,000 for his efforts and will have his name etched on the Greg Hodnett Cup which is displayed at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing in York Springs.

 

 

 

6/27/22

Lincoln Speedway

Abbottstown, PA

PA Speedweek Night #3

42 cars

The cars were split into two qualifying groups, with group one making up heats one and two, and group in his first night at Speedweek on the 1/3-mile at 13.823 seconds. Christopher Bell (11th car out) was second quick, followed by Austin Bishop (4th), Jeff Halligan (10th) and Zach Hampton (5th). The second group was topped by Kyle Larson (16th car out in that group) at 13.860 seconds, Justin Peck (2nd car out), Troy Wagaman (17th), Anthony Macri (15th), and Lucas Wolfe (14th).

Heat one (started): 1. Bishop 11A (1) 2. Chad Trout 1x (3) 3. Hampton 35H (2) 4. Brent Marks 19 (9) 5. Tanner Thorson 19T (7) / 6. Niki Young 11P (5) 7. Chase Dietz 39 (6) 8. Robbie Kendall 55K (8) 9. Gee 99 (4) 10. Glenndon Forsythe 5F (10) 11. Chris Arnold 23A (11)

8-lap heats took the heat winner and top qualifier, who started fourth, if they made the top five to the feature redraw. The top five transferred to the feature. This one had plenty of shakers. Bishop led Trout and Hampton the distance. Marks made up for a poor qualifying effort by jumping up from his fifth row starting spot to fourth by lap two. At the halfway point, Thorson had wrestled the final transfer from both Young and Dietz in good racing. Gee fell back and missed out on the redraw.

Heat two (started): 1. Halligan 45 (1) 2. TJ Stutts 11 (2) 3. Bell 39B (4) 4. Billy Dietrich 8 (3) 5. Brandon Rahmer 5E (5) / 6. Ryan Smith 6 (9) 7. Devon Borden 27 (8) 8. Kyle Moody 99m (7) 9. Trey Hivner 7 (6) 10. Eddie Lumbar 36A (10)

This was a mostly single file affair in the top five spots. One caution came out for a stopped Borden with two to go. 63 year old Eddie Lumbar is a good story from Australia. He’s fulfilling a dream of racing in the states. Look for upcoming trips to 34 Raceway and Knoxville on July 8 and 9.

Heat three (started): 1. Tr. Wagaman 19w (1) 2. Larson 57 (4) 3. Danny Dietrich 48 (6) 4. Wolfe 5w (2) 5. Tim Glatfelter 69 (3) / 6. Jordan Givler 90 (5) 7. Tyler Ross 75 (7) 8. Jim Siegel 59 (10) 9. Tim Wagaman 4R (8) 10. Michael Millard 23 (9) 11. Tyler Reeser 35 (11)

Tr. Wagaman led wire to wire. Wolfe was second early, but Larson gut under him on lap three for second. D. Dietrich followed Larson’s lead, this time on the high side, to take third from Wolfe. The locals were cheering Tr. Wagaman, who towed in on an open trailer, and held off Larson for the win.

Heat four (started): 1. Macri 39m (1) 2. Peck 13 (4) 3. Matt Campbell 19R (3) 4. Dylan Norris 44 (5) 5. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 16 (7) / 6. Freddie Rahmer 8R (6) 7. Paul McMahan 21 (9) 8. John Walp 5J (10) 9. Riley Emig 33 (8) 10. Alan Krimes 87 (2)

Macri led Campbell, Krimes, Peck and Norris early. Krimes used the low side to pick off Campbell for second on lap two. A lap later, contact between the two sent Krimes spinning and he was done. Macri led Campbell, Peck, Norris and McIntyre back to green. Peck was able to nab second from Campbell, while F. Rahmer fell one spot short of a transfer, and flipped after the checkers. He was ok, and would return for the B.

B main (started): 1. Krimes (2) 2. Gee (1) 3. Smith (5) 4. Dietz (7) / 5. Young (3) 6. F. Rahmer (6) 7. Ross (8) 8. Borden (9) 9. Kendall (11) 10. Givler (4) 11. Moody (13) 12. Siegel (12) 13. Hivner (16) 14. McMahan (10) 15. Millard (19) 16. Emig (17) 17. Forsythe (18) 18. Walp (14) 19. Arnold (21) 20. Ti. Wagaman (15) 21. Lumbar (20) 22. Reeser (22)

The 12-lap B took the top four to the A. Gee led Krimes, Young and Smith early. Smith worked by Young for third, while Dietz moved up to fifth by lap two. On lap four, Dietz took the high side around Young for fourth before Arnold spun to bring caution five laps in. Gee led Krimes, Smith, Dietz and Young back to green. Dietz quickly nailed down third, but in a great battle, Smith reclaimed it on lap eight. Up front, Krimes never went away and coming for the white flag, passed Gee to take the win.

A main (started): 1. Marks (13) 2. Larson (1) 3. Macri (3) 4. Tr. Wagaman (2) 5. Peck (4) 6. Halligan (6) 7. Thorson (17) 8. Bell (7) 9. Glatfelter (18) 10. D. Dietrich (11) 11. Bishop (5) 12. Krimes (21) 13. Wolfe (14) 14. McIntyre Jr. (20) 15. Stutts (9) 16. Smith (23) 17. B. Rahmer (19) 18. Hampton (10) 19. Norris (16) 20. Dietz (24) 21. Campbell (12) 22. Gee (22) 23. Trout (8) 24. B. Dietrich (15)

The 30-lapper had trouble getting started. Another car contacted Norris, who spun, and collected B. Dietrich, who got upside down, and McIntyre. D. Dietrich tumbled on the other end of the track, and despite work area work, did not make it back out for green. He was able to make those repairs, and restart again, when contact from another car sent Trout upside down on the fronstretch on the restart. No one was injured. Once the race went green, Larson led Macri, Tr. Wagaman, Peck and Halligan. Tr. Wagaman moved back into second. By lap four, Marks had climbed from 13th to fifth. He passed Peck on the low side for fourth on lap five and then did the same to Macri for third on lap seven. Marks had found a low line that not all the leaders had. He passed Tr. Wagaman for second on lap nine, while Macri moved into third on lap eleven. Larson hit lapped traffic on lap 12, and Marks slowly reeled him in. Marks briefly passed the leader on lap 18, and then crossed him up by hitting the high side of turn four to lead lap 19. Peck and Tr. Wagaman battled back and forth for fourth. Larson was hustling in traffic and got into the back of the lapper Norris with nine laps to go. Norris spun and restarted at the rear. The clean air was all Marks needed to pull away for his $7,000 win. He was also the hard-charger.

 

 

6/23/22

Huset’s Speedway

Brandon, SD

Huset’s High Bank Nationals Night #1

WoO

49 cars

Cars were split into two groups of qualifying. The feature would be set by combined points between qualifying and heats. Total points for the night will be added to night #2 to construct Saturday’s lineups for the $100,000 to win finale. Wednesday night’s winner, Spencer Bayston (1st car out to time), set quick time in Group A on the quarter-mile at 10.882 seconds. David Gravel (6th car out) was second quick, followed by Carson Macedo (23rd), Sheldon Haudenschild (18th) and Matt Juhl (14th). Gio Scelzi (1st car out) set the standard in Group B at 11.006 seconds. Robbie Price (15th car out) was second quick, followed by Buddy Kofoid (4th), James McFadden (14th) and Brock Zearfoss (17th). Group A made up heats 1-3, and Group B 4-6. The track was much drier than the previous night, thanks to hotter weather and more wind.

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Logan Schuchart 1s (1*) 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (3*) 3. JJ Hickle 25 (2*) 4. Brad Sweet 49 (4*) 5. Haudenschild (5) 6. Marcus Dumesny 1AU (7) 7. Bayston 5 (6) 8. Carson McCarl 27 (8) 9. Matt Wasmund 4w (9)

Heats were 10 laps, and had an invert of 6. Finish points were added to qualifying points. The top eight point-getters drew for their feature starting spots, and the top 20 locked into the A. Schuchart led the distance. Hickle and Hafertepe had a good battle for second before Sam took it on lap three. Sweet and Haudenschild also battled for fourth, with Sweet finally getting by with two to go.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Mitchel Moles 19AZ (2*) 2. Kaleb Johnson 22K (1) 3. Juhl 09 (5*) 4. Gravel 2 (6*) 5. Donny Schatz 15 (4) 6. Kasey Kahne 9 (7) 7. Dusty Zomer ACE (3) 8. Tim Shaffer 3K (8)

Johnson led Moles, Juhl and Zomer early. Moles battled with the leader and took the point on lap two, while Zomer took third from Juhl. Juhl returned the favor a lap later in a good duel. On lap six, Gravel passed Zomer for fourth. Schatz didn’t enter the top five after a slow start until lap nine.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Brooke Tatnell 16 (1*) 2. Jacob Allen 1a (4*) 3. Parker Price-Miller 11P (5*) 4. Macedo 41 (6*) 5. Paige Polyak 19 (2) 6. Brian Brown 21 (3) 7. Brendan Mullen 11m (7) 8. Cody Hansen 4 (8)

Tatnell led wire to wire. Polyak trailed in second much of the way. On lap three, Allen, Price-Miller and Brown were three-wide for third, and came out in that order. Macedo entered the top five on lap four. Allen tracked down Polyak and passed her with two to go for second. Paige would hit the infield berm in turn three and lose serious momentum down the stretch, surrendering spots to PPM and Macedo.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Austin McCarl 88 (1*) 2. McFadden 83 (5*) 3. Rico Abreu 24 (3*) 4. Scelzi 18 (6*) 5. Noah Gass 20G (4) 6. Elliot Amdahl 51A (2) 7. Alan Gilbertson 97 (7) 8. Lee Goos Jr. 17G (8)

McCarl led the distance. Gass followed in second. McFadden worked up from fifth to pass Abreu for third on lap two, and then took second from Gass three laps later. Abreu and Gass dueled for third before Rico took it on lap six. Scelzi followed him into fourth.

Heat five (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Hunter Schuerenberg 55 (4*) 2. Jack Dover 81 (1) 3. Zearfoss 3z (5*) 4. Skylar Prochaska 35 (2) 5. Riley Goodno 22 (7) 6. Jack Croaker 8B (3) 7. Chuck McGillivray 101 (6) 8. Price 7s (8)

Price was docked a row for being late to get in the track. Dover set the pace early over Prochaska and Schuerenberg. Schuerenberg gained second from Prochaska on lap two, and Zearfoss followed him into third on lap three. Dover was strong, but Schuerenberg reeled him in and passed him for the lead coming for the white flag.

Heat six (started): 1. Mark Dobmeier 13 (1*) 2. Thomas Kennedy 21K (2*) 3. Kofoid 11 (6*) 4. Ayrton Gennetten 3 (3) 5. Justin Henderson 7 (4) 6. Aaron Reutzel 8 (5) 7. Brant O’Banion 47 (7) 8. Kevin Ingle 2K (8)

Dobmeier led wire to wire with Kennedy in tow. Reutzel spun while running sixth two laps in after Kofoid moved into fifth. Kofoid used a slider to get by Henderson for fourth on lap six, and took third from Gennetten on the last lap.

C main (started): 1. Mullen (1) 2. C. McCarl (4) / 3. O’Banion (2) 4. Shaffer (6) 5. McGillivray (3) 6. Goos Jr. (5) 7. Wasmund (9) 8. Hansen (7) 9. Ingle (8)

The 10-lap C took the top two to the B. C. McCarl jumped into the second and final transfer right away. O’Banion grabbed third from McGillivray on lap two, and Shaffer, who was struggling gained fourth on the last lap.

B main (started): 1. Bayston (1) 2. Price (2) 3. Haudenschild (3) 4. Schatz (8) / 5. K. Johnson (4) 6. Gass (6) 7. Reutzel (11) 8. Dumesny (18) 9. Dover (5) 10. Henderson (9) 11. Goodno (16) 12. Kahne (19) 13. Prochaska (10) 14. Polyak (12) 15. Mullen (21) 16. C. McCarl (22) 17. Brown (14) 18. Gennetten (7) 19. Croaker (13) 20. Amdahl (15) 21. Gilbertson (20) 22. Zomer (17)

The 12-lapper took the top four to the A. Bayston shot out to a lead, ahead of Price, Haudenschild and Johnson. The leaders entered lapped traffic on lap six before Gennetten spun on the backstretch a circuit later. Gass moved by Dover for fifth, while all eyes were on Schatz, who gained sixth on the restart. Haudenschild and Price traded second in good racing. With two to go, Schatz was in fifth and coming for the white flag, he edged in front of Johnson for the final transfer.

A main (started): 1. Kofoid (2) 2. McFadden (5) 3. Price-Miller (6) 4. Zearfoss (1) 5. Schuerenberg (4) 6. Gravel (9) 7. Haudenschild (23) 8. Scelzi (7) 9. Schuchart (13) 10. Macedo (11) 11. Abreu (14) 12. Allen (8) 13. Hafertepe (10) 14. Sweet (16) 15. A. McCarl (15) 16. Juhl (3) 17. Bayston (21) 18. Schatz (24) 19. Tatnell (17) 20. Hickle (20) 21. Moles (12) 22. Dobmeier (19) 23. Kennedy (18) 24. Price (22)

The 35-lapper began with a melee on the backstretch. Sweet was in contact with another car, spun and collected several cars including Kennedy and Schatz who both got upside down. Price, Hickle and Dobmeier were also involved. Only Price and Kennedy retired. Schatz and Sweet made serious rebuilds in the work area to restart at the tail. The rest of the way went non-stop. Zearfoss jumped out to an early lead over Kofoid, Schuerenberg, Juhl and McFadden. McFadden gained fourth from Juhl on lap three, while Kofoid was all over Zearfoss. Buddy would take the point on lap four, was in lapped traffic by lap eight, and was out of sight the rest of the way for his first ever WoO win. Around lap ten, McFadden got by Schuerenberg and Zearfoss to move into second. Price-Miller had the bottom working in a climb to fourth by lap ten. PPM worked by Schuerenberg for fourth with seven to go, and got Zearfoss for third coming to the white flag. Haudenschild passed 16 cars in route to seventh from 23rd.

 

 

6/22/22

Huset’s Speedway

WoO

46 cars

Cars were assigned into two flights of time trials. Logan Schuchart (13th car out to time in group one) set the overall quick time at 10.705 seconds over the quarter-mile. Carson Macedo (11th car out) was second quick in that group, followed by Kasey Kahne (10th), David Gravel (17th) and James McFadden (3rd). Donny Schatz (7th car out in group two) was quick in the second group, followed by Buddy Kofoid (2nd), Spencer Bayston (13th), Brad Sweet (6th) and Sheldon Haudenschild (9th). Jacob Allen was sixth quick in the second group, but was disqualified after being light one pound at the scales.

Heat one (started): 1. Kahne 9 (2) 2. Schuchart 1s (1) 3. McFadden 83 (3) 4. Brooke Tatnell 16 (4) 5. Paige Polyak 19 (6) / 6. Robbie Price 7s (5) 7. Jack Dover 81 (8) 8. Brendan Mullen 11m (7) 9. Thomas Kennedy 21K (10) 10. Jody Rosenboom (9) 11. Jack Croaker 8B (11) 12. Elliot Amdahl 51A (12)

8 lap heats took the top five to the feature, and the top two to the Dash. With a mind towards four straight nights of racing on the track, and trying to restrict tire wear, plenty of water was used. This allowed for a fast track that didn’t see much passing on the night until lapped traffic played a part. Price came the closest to making a pass for the final transfer, but Paige held on.

Heat two (started): 1. Macedo 41 (1) 2. Gravel 2 (2) 3. Gio Scelzi 18 (3) 4. Parker Price-Miller 11P (5) 5. Justin Henderson 7 (4) / 6. Tim Shaffer 3K (7) 7. Cody Hansen 4 (9) 8. Dusty Zomer ACE (6) 9. Kaleb Johnson 22K (8) 10. Brant O’Banion 47 (10) 11. Alan Gilbertson 97 (11)

Most moves in the heats were made in turn one, and that’s where PPM picked up a spot. Macedo led the distance.

Heat three (started): 1. Schatz 15 (1) 2. Bayston 5 (2) 3. Haudenschild 17 (3) 4. Brian Brown 21 (5) 5. Jacob Allen 1a (12) / 6. JJ Hickle 25 (9) 7. Mark Dobmeier 13 (8) 8. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (6) 9. Noah Gass 20G (10) 10. Matt Juhl 09 (7) 11. Brock Zearfoss 3z (4) 12. Chuck McGillivray 101 (11)

Haudenschild drifted up the track on the frontstretch, catching Zearfoss with his right rear and sending the 3z tumbling. Brock was uninjured. Haudenschild would suffer severe right rear shock damage, meaning he would go without. Juhl, McGillivray, Dobmeier and Hafertepe were also involved in the messy accident. Dobmeier, Hafertepe and Haudenschild restarted. Haudenschild restarted at the rear, and from my angle in turn four had a nice jump on the green, getting by several cars, going from ninth to third by turn two, and hanging on the bottom without his right rear shock. The incident was all a blessing for Allen after his DQ. Restarting sixth (instead of his original spot outside row six), he garnered the last transfer after Gass stopped to bring a caution later in the race. All were cheering Haud’s heroics but presumably Zearfoss and the cars passed in turn four on the restart.

Heat four (started): 1. Kofoid 11 (1) 2. Sweet 49 (2) 3. Rico Abreu 24 (3) 4. Aaron Reutzel 8 (4) 5. Ayrton Gennetten 3 (5) / 6. Carson McCarl 27 (8) 7. Marcus Dumesny 1AU (7) 8. Austin McCarl 88 (6) 9. Riley Goodno 22 (9) 10. Lee Goos Jr. 17G (10) 11. Kevin Ingle 2K (11)

Kofoid looked impressive in the Indy Race Parts ride in his first venture at Huset’s with a wing. Goos Jr., who has three career 360 wins and two with a 305 at Huset’s was making his maiden voyage in a 410.

C main (started): 1. Kennedy (1) 2. Johnson (2) / 3. Goodno (3) 4. Rosenboom (4) 5. Goos Jr. (5) 6. Gilbertson (9) 7. Ingle (8) 8. Croaker (7) 9. O’Banion (6) DNS – Gass, Juhl, McGillivray, Amdahl

10 laps was the distance, the top two transferred to the B. The track was widening, but still single-file without the lappers.

Dash (started): 1. Kahne (1) 2. Kofoid (3) 3. Bayston (2) 4. Gravel (6) 5. Schuchart (4) 6. Macedo (5) 7. Schatz (7) 8. Sweet (8)

6 laps, determined the top eight starting spots in the feature. Kofoid used a strong move to get by Bayston on lap one and chased Kahne the rest of the way.

B main (started): 1. Price (1) 2. Shaffer (2) 3. Hickle (3) 4. C. McCarl (5) / 5. Dover (4) 6. Hafertepe (10) 7. Dobmeier (7) 8. Dumesny (8) 9. Zomer (9) 10. Kennedy (12) 11. Zearfoss (11) 12. Hansen (6) 13. Johnson (13) DNS – Mullen, A. McCarl

Price left the rest behind in this one, clearly looking comfortable on the quarter-mile which may have reminded him of Skagit where he was track champ. Shaffer rolled second in his first night in the Lunstra car, Hickle rebounded from a ground pounder in Beaver Dam a week ago, and C. McCarl made a slick move on Dover on lap one to garner the final transfer.

A main (started): 1. Bayston (3) 2. Macedo (6) 3. Kahne (1) 4. Kofoid (2) 5. McFadden (9) 6. Schatz (7) 7. Sweet (8) 8. Schuchart (5) 9. Haudenschild (10) 10. Scelzi (11) 11. Reutzel (15) 12. Abreu (12) 13. Allen (17) 14. Tatnell (13) 15. Price-Miller (14) 16. Gennetten (18) 17. Polyak (16) 18. Price (19) 19. Hicke (21) 20. Gravel (4) 21. Shaffer (20) 22. C. McCarl (22) 23. Brown (23) DNS – Henderson

30 laps, $10,000 to win. The WoO’s new one-tire a night rule escaped Henderson, who was notified after staging on the track that he didn’t have his marked tire from earlier in the night. He was not allowed to start. Brown elected for the tail and pulled off after the green. Kahne stormed out to the early lead over Kofoid, Bayston, Gravel and Schuchart. Kofoid gained on Kahne who saw lapped traffic ahead on lap seven, and then Buddy jumped the turn three cushion on lap eight, allowing Bayston and Gravel by. Gravel passed Bayston for second on lap ten. Macedo shot by Kofoid for fourth on lap 13. Gravel reeled in Kahne and passed him high in turn three for the point on lap 17. A lap later, he would try to squeeze between a lapper and the frontstretch wall and lose. He climbed the wall and tipped over. He was ok, but done after a gallant effort in the work area. Kahne reassumed the lead and chose the inside line on the double-file restart, ahead of Macedo, Bayston Kofoid, Schuchart and McFadden. Bayston worked his way into second, passed Kahne briefly during lap 25, and shot by him for the lead with four to go. Macedo gained second from Kahne with three to go. Bayston was back in lapped traffic on the white flag lap, but held on for his second WoO win of the season.

 

 

 

6/17/22

Jackson Motorplex

Jackson, MN

Border Battle Night #1

NOSA and IMCA Racesavers

35 410s

24 305s

410s

There were two flights of time trials. Lynton Jeffrey (6th car out to time) set quick time in the first group at 13.043 seconds. He was followed by Kaleb Johnson (1st car out), Christopher Thram (2nd), Ayrton Gennetten (12th) and Matt Juhl (18th). Sye Anderson did not get a time and scratched for the night. Skyler Prochaska (1st car out) set quick time in the second group at 13.501. He was followed by Jack Dover (3rd), Tasker Phillips (5th), Wade Nygaard (7th) and Ryan Timms (13th).

Heat one (started): 1. Juhl 09 (2) 2. Brooke Tatnell 16 (1) 3. Jeffrey 2 (4) 4. Jack Croaker 8 (5) 5. Thram 24T (3) / 6. Dusty Zomer ACE (7) 7. Jody Rosenboom 14 (6) 8. Alex Schriever 0x (9) 9. Andrew Sullivan 91 (8)

8 laps was the distance. The invert was 4, with the top 5 going to the feature. The top eight in points from qualifying and the heats would draw the top four rows of starting spots for the feature. Juhl led the distance and won going away. Thram, in his first ever 410 action, was running fourth on lap three when he pulled a wheelie in turn two and lost a couple spots. He recovered to shut the door on Rosenboom going into one, costing Jody momentum. Thram recovered for a transfer spot.

Heat two (started): 1. Austin McCarl 88 (1) 2. Johnson 22K (4) 3. Justin Henderson 7 (2) 4. Jake Bubak 1x (5) 5. Gennetten 3 (3) / 6. Tim Estenson 14T (6) 7. Elliot Amdahl 51A (7) DNS - Sye Anderson 37

McCarl led wire to wire and won by a good distance. The track was fast and rather narrow at this point. Bubak grabbed fourth from Gennetten on lap two in the only real pass.

Heat three (started): 1. Brendan Mullen 11m (1) 2. Timms 5T (2) 3. Prochaska 35 (4) 4. Phillips 2KS (3) 5. Riley Goodno 22x (6) / 6. Mark Dobmeier 13 (5) 7. James Broty 33 (7) 8. Alan Gilbertson 97 (8) 9. Nick Otto 22 (9)

Mullen led the distance in a mostly single-file affair. Timms did gain on the leader in the late stages.

Heat four (started): 1. Dover 81 (4) 2. Chris Martin 44 (1) 3. Jade Hastings 8H (2) 4. Nick Ranten 55 (6) 5. Nygaard 9N (3) / 6. Nick Omdahl 0 (5) 7. Blake Egeland 26 (8) 8. Zach Omdahl 17 (7)

Dover shot to the lead from outside row two on the first lap. Nygaard spun while running in a transfer spot three laps in. It would end up being disaster for both Omdahl brothers. Zach tried to evade the spinning car and tipped over. He was unhurt, but done. Nick would inherit the final transfer spot and hold it until a last corner pass by Nygaard. He would not be able to take the green in the B.

B main (started): 1. Rosenboom (1) 2. Dobmeier (2) 3. Estenson (4) 4. Amdahl (6) / 5. Zomer (3) 6. Broty (5) 7. Gilbertson (9) 8. Egeland (8) 9. Schriever (7) 10. Sullivan (10) 11. Otto (11) 12. Ingle (13) 13. Z. Omdahl (12) DNS – N. Omdahl, Anderson

12 laps, the top four transferred to the A. Rosenboom led the distance over Dobmeier and Estenson, who challenged several times for second. Amdahl worked on Zomer and passed him for the final transfer on lap three.

A main (started): 1. Timms (8) 2. Johnson (1) 3. Jeffrey (6) 4. Dover (4) 5. Juhl (7) 6. McCarl (9) 7. Prochaska (2) 8. Phillips (5) 9. Henderson (12) 10. Thram (11) 11. Dobmeier (22) 12. Martin (14) 13. Bubak (18) 14. Hastings (13) 15. Estenson (23) 16. Rosenboom (21) 17. Gennetten (15) 18. Nygaard (16) 19. Goodno (20) 20. Amdahl (24) 21. Croaker (17) 22. Tatnell (10) 23. Mullen (3) 24. Ranten (19)

Johnson shot out to an early lead in the 25-lapper ahead of Prochaska and Dover. Mullen was running 7th when he spun bringing caution two laps in. Jeffrey jumped into the top five on the restart. Johnson was in lapped traffic by lap 8. On lap ten, Timms slid Dover in turns one and two, and then Prochaska in three and four to go from fourth to second. Another slider on the lapped car of Croaker came up a bit short and Croaker spun bringing the yellow 11 laps in. Dover passed Prochaska for third on that restart, and Jeffrey did the same to take fourth on lap 15. Gennetten spun with nine to go, bringing the final caution. Johnson led Timms, Dover, Jeffrey and Prochaska back to green. Tatnell was running sixth, but coming to the restart, lost top wing bolts and had to pull in. Juhl shot by Prochaska for fifth. Johnson cruised until getting back into traffic with three to go. Timms reeled him in on lap 24, and put a slider on him in turn two. His win was worth $4,000. Dobmeier was the hard-charger. Timms will win a $10,000 bonus with a win Saturday at Jackson.

305s

Heat one (started): 1. John Lambertz 12L (1) 2. Matt Johnson 30 (3) 3. Brandon Halverson 13 (2) 4. Koby Werkmeister 31 (6) 5. Tim Rustad F5 (7) 6. Trevor Smith 33 (4) 7. Dan Gripe 3D (5) DNS – Logan Domagala 18L

8 lap heats used passing points to settle the feature. The fast track lent to little passing, with Lambertz leading the distance.

Heat two (started): 1. Mike Stien 4s (2) 2. Andrew Sullivan 91 (1) 3. Mike Moore 69 (3) 4. Brandon Bosma 23 (7) 5. Jesse Lindberg 7L (4) 6. Monty Ferriera 45 (6) 7. Brandon Buysse 24B (5)

Sullivan led early in his Joel Taylor tribute car over Stien and Moore. Stien was right on Sullivan’s tail and shot under him with two to go for the win. Bosma shot from 7th to 4th on lap one.

Heat three (started): 1. Jacob Hughes 8 (1) 2. Jody Rosenboom 4ss (5) 3. Trevor Serbus 10 (7) 4. Bill Johnson 56 (3) 5. Cody Ihien 105 (2) 6. Brandon Allen 55 (6) 7. Ben Crees 23c (4)

Hughes led early over Rosenboom and Johnson. Serbus grabbed fourth on lap two, and third a lap later.

A main (started): 1. Serbus (7) 2. Halverson (1) 3. Bosma (6) 4. Hughes (2) 5. Stien (9) 6. Sullivan (5) 7. Rosenboom (12) 8. M. Johnson (4) 9. Smith (16) 10. Buysse (20) 11. Werkmeister (3) 12. Ferriera (15) 13. B. Johnson (8) 14. Moore (10) 15. Lambertz (21) 16. Lindberg (14) 17. Ihien (13) 18. Rustad (11) 19. Crees (19) 20. Domagala (22) 21. Griep (17) 22. Allen (18)

This was an entertaining non-stop 20-lap feature. Lambertz was scheduled to start inside row two, but visited the work area before the green fell. He restarted at the tail. Halverson led Hughes, M. Johnson and Serbus up from seventh early. Serbus passed M. Johnson for third on lap two. Bosma was into the top five by lap five. Halverson was into lapped traffic by lap eight. On lap nine, Serbus passed Hughes on the low side in turn four for second. Serbus briefly moved by Halverson for the lead on lap 14, but it would take three more rounds to make the winning pass. Bosma passed Hughes on the high side with three to go for third. Buysse was the hard-charger.

 

 

Brian Brown Beats the Outlaws, Gains 59th Career Win at Knoxville!

Clint Garner Bests 360 Field for 46th Career Knoxville Win

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 11, 2022) – Brian Brown Scored one for the Knoxville Raceway regulars with a win over the World of Outlaws at Saturday’s Brownells Big Guns Bash. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver tied Terry McCarl’s win total of 59 for third all-time at the famed “Sprint Car Capital of the World.” He earned $10,000 for his win. Clint Garner won for the third time this season, and the 46th time in his career at Knoxville in the 360 class.

Brad Sweet jumped out from his pole position in the 25-lap main event, followed by Brock Zearfoss, Brown, Spencer Bayston and Carson Macedo. Brown gained second from Zearfoss on lap two, while Bayston and Macedo traded the fourth spot.

Sweet was in lapped traffic by the seventh circuit, and Zearfoss’s third place run was curtailed when he suffered a flat right rear tire on lap nine. Sweet chose the inside line on the double-file restart, ahead of Brown, Bayston, Macedo, Donny Schatz and Anthony Macri.

Brown stumbled on the restart, losing second briefly to Bayston, but stormed back and tracked the leader. On lap 15, he entered turn one low and slid in front of Sweet to take the point. The next lap, he was into lapped traffic. Schatz’s good run continued when he passed Macedo for fourth on lap 17.

The final stoppage came with seven to go. Rico Abreu’s right rear contacted Kerry Madsen, who flipped violently in turns one and two. He was uninjured. The incident collected Sheldon Haudenschild, who had to replace his front axle in the work area.

The single-file restart saw Brown pull away to the win ahead of Sweet, Bayston, Schuchart and Macedo. Schuchart, David Gravel, Macri, Aaron Reutzel and Abreu rounded out the top ten. Gravel set the overall quick-time in the 47-car field, and won his heat. Macedo, Sweet and Brown were also heat winners. A scary incident marred heat two. Seven cars were involved in a melee that left only five to finish the heat. Carson McCarl, Austin McCarl, Noah Gass, Landon Hansen and Josh Higday all retired for the night, but no one was injured. Sweet won the Dash, and Madsen claimed the B.

“What a race,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “I felt like I had a car that was able to compete with Brad there. I’ve been having a little issue with my motor not taking off, and it didn’t take off well on that one start. I didn’t want to see that double-file, but my car was so good. It makes so much power and ground speed once I get going. Once we got to traffic…that move when I got to Brad I used a couple of weeks ago, so it pays to run here and race (with the Outlaws). We just beat the Outlaws tonight, and that’s pretty special to our team. Chalk that one on the board for Knoxville!”

“I think the track was getting pretty narrow on the bottom, and I was pretty committed to be down there figuring it out,” said Sweet. “My car wasn’t perfect down there, so I was trying to figure out with my hands and my feet what would work. The top got going and got some momentum, and maybe you could go faster on the bottom one lap. I felt like the top got easy and got a good groove. I knew Brian was going to be up there, so I felt I needed to do a better job of covering up that lane and maybe try to drive by me on the bottom. That’s how races go, they’re fun and they’re chess matches. We weren’t perfect tonight. I just have to get a little better. I feel like we have a good balance to come back in August.”

“It’s my first podium in Knoxville,” said Bayston. “It’s such a special place. I’ve been trying make the A main in Knoxville at the Nationals a lot of years in the past, and now I feel like we’ve got such a good package after tonight. We rolled in the first night and kind of got a balance down and hit all angles. The team did a really good job all weekend.”

Jamie Ball shot out to an early lead in the 18-lap 360 feature, followed by Clint Garner, Brooke Tatnell, Riley Goodno and Chase Randall. Randall gained momentum on the high side and was running third by lap three, while Terry McCarl entered the top five on lap four.

Cam Martin suffered a flat right rear five laps in, slowing things. Garner took the lead on the high side of turn two on the restart, but Ball returned the favor with a slider in turn three on lap seven.

The eighth lap spelled disaster for Ball, who slowed with a flat left rear. Garner assumed the lead, ahead of Randall, Tatnell, McCarl and Kaleb Johnson. McCarl shot into third, while the leader tried to put distance between himself and Randall. A final stoppage came for a stopped Martin, who suffered another flat with seven laps remaining.

Garner coasted to his 46th win here, despite a near miss with a lapped car on the final lap. Randall, McCarl, Tatnell and Johnson followed. Riley Goodno, Nate Mills, Joe Beaver, Skylar Prochaska and Alex Vande Voort completed the top ten. Johnson set quick time, while McCarl, Randall and Martin won the heats.

“It’s been a heck of a week for me, I’ve been home sick all week long,” said Garner in Victory Lane. “The car was great; the track is amazing. I’ve won before with the Outlaws in town, and I love winning when they’re in town. Our expectations tonight were just to get in and out of here and have a good points night. To come out of here with a trophy is going to be a story.”

Join us next weekend, for the Clean Harbors 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series presented by Premier Chevy Dealers! Friday, June 17 will be practice, with the main event on Saturday. For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s website at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials Group A (started), 2 laps: 1. 2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (2), 15.451; 2. 41, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (18), 15.493; 3. 9, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (1), 15.527; 4. 3Z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (11), 15.637; 5. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (19), 15.655; 6. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (10), 15.740; 7. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (16), 15.762; 8. 83JR, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (22), 15.788; 9. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (12), 15.794; 10. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (24), 15.879; 11. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (17), 15.881; 12. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (21), 15.959; 13. 2KS, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (9), 16.008; 14. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (20), 16.033; 15. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (3), 16.048; 16. 20G, Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (5), 16.049; 17. 6, Bill Rose, Plainfield, IN (4), 16.080; 18. 14, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (8), 16.093; 19. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (7), 16.103; 20. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (6), 16.116; 21. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (23), 16.221; 22. 76, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (14), 16.223; 23. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (13), 16.398; 24. 09H, Landon Hansen, Newton, IA (15), 16.814

Time Trials Group B (started), 2 laps: 1. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (1), 15.707; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (20), 15.717; 3. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (12), 15.774; 4. 5, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (23), 15.782; 5. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (16), 15.785; 6. 2J, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (6), 15.793; 7. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (21), 15.794; 8. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (19), 15.809; 9. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (8), 15.823; 10. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (10), 15.830; 11. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (14), 15.870; 12. 83, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (17), 15.878; 13. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (2), 15.887; 14. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (22), 15.989; 15. 70, Sammy Swindell, Lakeland, TN (15), 15.994; 16. 55T, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (13), 16.056; 17. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (9), 16.072; 18. 7S, Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, BC, Can. (18), 16.083; 19. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.083; 20. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (5), 16.088; 21. 1AU, Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (4), 16.144; 22. 47X, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (11), 16.160; 23. 5T, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (7), 16.203

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.1: 1. David Gravel (1); 2. Anthony Macri (3); 3. Kasey Kahne (2); 4. Brent Marks (4); 5. Matt Juhl (5) / 6. JJ Hickle (6); 7. Tasker Phillips (7); 8. Josh Schneiderman (11); 9. Tyler Drueke (8); 10. Kraig Kinser (10); 11. Chris Martin (12); 12. Bill Rose (9)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Carson Macedo (1); 2. Brock Zearfoss (2); 3. Aaron Reutzel (3); 4. Dustin Selvage (10); 5. Nathan Mills (11) / 6. Kerry Madsen (4); 7. Austin McCarl (5); 8. Carson McCarl (6); 9. Sawyer Phillips (7); 10. Noah Gass (8); 11. Josh Higday (9); 12. Landon Hansen (12)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.1: 1. Brad Sweet (1); 2. Gio Scelzi (2); 3. Donny Schatz (4); 4. Ayrton Gennetten (3); 5. Rico Abreu (5) / 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (7); 7. Sammy Swindell (8); 8. AJ Moeller (6); 9. Davey Heskin (9); 10. Marcus Dumesny (11); 11. Presley Truedson (12); 12. Riley Goodno (10)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.4: 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. Spencer Bayston (2); 3. Logan Schuchart (4); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 5. James McFadden (6) / 6. Jacob Allen (5); 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (7); 8. Justin Henderson (10); 9. Robbie Price (9); 10. McKenna Haase (8); 11. Dylan Westbrook (11)

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:34.2: 1. Brad Sweet (2); 2. Brock Zearfoss (1); 3. Spencer Bayston (4); 4. Brian Brown (3); 5. Gio Scelzi (5); 6. Carson Macedo (6); 7. David Gravel (8); 8. Anthony Macri (7)

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Kerry Madsen (1); 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (7); 3. Jacob Allen (2); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (4) / 5. JJ Hickle (3); 6. Sammy Swindell (6); 7. Kraig Kinser (15); 8. Robbie Price (14); 9. Josh Schneiderman (8); 10. Tasker Phillips (5); 11. Marcus Dumesny (16); 12. Dylan Westbrook (20); 13. Justin Henderson (10); 14. AJ Moeller (9); 15. Sawyer Phillips (13); 16. Chris Martin (18); 17. Riley Goodno (22); 18. Tyler Drueke (11); 19. McKenna Haase (17); 20. Bill Rose (21); 21. Davey Heskin (12); 22. Presley Truedson (19) DNS – Austin McCarl, Carson McCarl, Landon Hansen, Noah Gass, Josh Higday

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Brad Sweet (1); 3. Spencer Bayston (3); 4. Donny Schatz (10); 5. Carson Macedo (6); 6. Logan Schuchart (12); 7. David Gravel (7); 8. Anthony Macri (8); 9. Aaron Reutzel (11); 10. Rico Abreu (18); 11. Gio Scelzi (5); 12. James McFadden (20); 13. Sheldon Haudenschild (24); 14. Kasey Kahne (9); 15. Brock Zearfoss (2); 16. Ayrton Gennetten (14); 17. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (22); 18. Matt Juhl (17); 19. Robbie Price (25, prov.); 20. Nathan Mills (19); 21. Kerry Madsen (21); 22. Brent Marks (13); 23. Dustin Selvage (15); 24. Lynton Jeffrey (16); 25. Jacob Allen (23). Lap Leaders: Sweet 1-14, Brown 15-25. Hard-charger: Haudenschild.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (2), 16.562; 2. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (12), 16.698; 3. 14, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (7), 16.794; 4. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (3), 16.795; 5. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (5), 16.921; 6. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (10), 16.933; 7. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (6), 16.975; 8. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.061; 9. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.194; 10. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (17), 17.258; 11. 7C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (11), 17.286; 12. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (4), 17.308; 13. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (21), 17.365; 14. 7, Tyler Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA (8), 17.405; 15. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (14), 17.464; 16. 83, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (13), 17.488; 17. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (18), 17.502; 18. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (20), 17.507; 19. 55B, Brandon Anderson, Glenpool, OK (22), 17.894; 20. 2, Jason Billups, Holt, MO (16), 18.183; 21. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (23), 18.226; 22. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (1), 18.270; 23. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (19), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:55.4: 1. Terry McCarl (4); 2. Kaleb Johnson (6); 3. Ryan Leavitt (2); 4. Calvin Landis (3); 5. Nathan Mills (5); 6. Brandon Anderson (7); 7. Austin Miller (1); 8. John Anderson (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.0: 1. Chase Randall (6); 2. Tyler Lee (2); 3. Clint Garner (5); 4. Devin Kline (3); 5. Joe Beaver (4); 6. Alex Vande Voort (1); 7. Tony Rost (8); 8. Jason Billups (7)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.3: 1. Cam Martin (2); 2. Skylar Prochaska (1); 3. Brooke Tatnell (6); 4. Riley Goodno (4); 5. Jamie Ball (5); 6. Ricky Montgomery (3); 7. Alan Zoutte (7)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (4); 2. Chase Randall (8); 3. Terry McCarl (5); 4. Brooke Tatnell (6); 5. Kaleb Johnson (7); 6. Riley Goodno (1); 7. Nathan Mills (3); 8. Joe Beaver (9); 9. Skylar Prochaska (13); 10. Alex Vande Voort (15); 11. Jamie Ball (2); 12. Tony Rost (22); 13. Brandon Anderson (17); 14. Devin Kline (11); 15. Ryan Leavitt (14); 16. Tyler Lee (12); 17. Austin Miller (18); 18. Alan Zoutte (20); 19. Jason Billups (19); 20. Cam Martin (10); 21. Ricky Montgomery (16); 22. John Anderson (21) DNS – Calvin Landis. Lap Leaders: Ball 1-5, Garner 6, Ball 7, Garner 8-18. Hard-charger: Rost.

 

 

Brent Marks Represents the PA Posse With World of Outlaws Win at Knoxville!

Scotty Johnson Jets to Fourth Pro Sprints Win of the Season

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 10, 2022) – Brent Marks chalked up his first ever win at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday night during the Brownells Big Guns Bash featuring the World of Outlaws. The “Myerstown Missile” had to hold off the challenges of first Knoxville regular Brian Brown, and then WoO regular Logan Schuchart to score his $10,000 victory aboard his own #19, and complete a clean sweep of the night. Scotty Johnson led every lap of the Pace Performance Pro Sprints feature to gain his fourth win of the season.

Marks shot out early from his starting spot on the pole in the 25-lap WoO main event over Brown, Sheldon Haudenschild, Schuchart and Brad Sweet. Schuchart quickly moved into the top three, as he and Brown were in hot pursuit of the leader.

By lap nine, you could have thrown a blanket over the lead trio as they began navigating traffic. With a large crowd on the edge of their seat, the leaders maneuvered slower cars with precision as the laps ticked off.

With seven laps to go, Schuchart slid in front of Brown to take over second, but two circuits later, Brown returned the favor when Schuchart got sideways in turn one. Schuchart stormed back to make another pass, but that was negated when Austin McCarl tangled with the lapped car of JJ Hickle and turned over on lap 22. No one was injured.

The three lap Dash saw Marks leading Brown, Schuchart, Haudenschild and Sweet back to green. On lap 24, Brown had momentum on the cushion through one and two, and it appeared he may blast by the leader. However, Marks slid up the track, giving Brown no room to pass between he and the wall. Schuchart pounced when Brown had to get off the throttle, and regained second.

Marks led the last lap and a half for his first ever Knoxville victory. Schuchart, Brown, Haudenschild and Carson Macedo followed. Sweet, David Gravel, Aaron Reutzel, hard-charger Donny Schatz and Spencer Bayston completed the top ten. Bayston posted the quickest time over the 52-car field, and won his heat race and the Dash. Austin McCarl, Brown and Schuchart were also heat race winners. Dylan Westbrook claimed the Non-Qualifiers heat, Dustin Selvage took the C main, and Ayrton Gennetten claimed the B.

“This ranks right up there for me,” said Marks in Victory Lane. “I’ve spent a long time here and struggled a lot. I’ve been working really hard to get a good program here, and I felt we had some strength last year at the Nationals. I’m just thankful to stand on this stage, with so much history at this racetrack. Now we’ve finally won a race here. I really didn’t want to see that red. I felt like I lost too much air pressure, and I was really tight on the restart. I was being as defensive as I could be, because I know how good Brian is here, and also Logan. I originally wanted to go to the top going into one, but I really didn’t get a good restart. I had three laps to try to block their line. I heard Brian there behind me a couple times, and tried my damnedest to stay out front and win it. This is really awesome!”

“We were so close,” said Schuchart. “It seemed like when we did, the red came out. I would get next to Brown and then have a bad corner and he’d get back by me. It just took a while to get my momentum going again. I really didn’t need that restart. I’m really happy with the run after starting eighth in the Dash and getting up there to second. We’ve been really good when we come to Knoxville getting podiums, we just need to get in Victory Lane. I could get around three and four well, but when we ran the bottom in one and two, the right rear stuck a little too hard. I had to fight it, and almost spun out the one time. It was a really good race between Brian, Brent and I, weaving in and out of traffic. I’m just happy for our team.”

“I felt we had a good car all night long,” said Brown. “I got a good run on Brent coming to two to go. He kind of peeled off, and for a split second there, I told myself I’m going around him on the outside. He kept coming up, and I had to get out of the gas. It was choppy up there, and I kind of balled myself up and let Logan get by. I was licking my chops on that red, because I thought I can get around here on restarts as good as anybody. Brent doesn’t get here a lot, so maybe I can use any trick I have in the book. Overall, we could have won and ran third with 52 great cars. I’m proud to represent Knoxville.”

Scotty Johnson shot from outside row one and led the 15-lap Pro Sprints feature wire to wire. Brandon Worthington followed the distance in second. The best racing came from third through sixth. Mike Mayberry claimed the third spot on the fifth lap, but Mike Johnston came back to claim the position on the last lap. Matthew Stelzer was fifth.

Chase Young, Ryan Navritil, Eric Bridger, Jeff Wilke and Josh Jones rounded out the top ten. Tyler Groenendyk, who came in as the point leader, was unable to start the main event. He set quick time, and won a heat. Wilke was also a heat winner.

“It’s all the hard work in the shop,” said Johnson of his fourth win here. “We’ve stepped everything up this year to make sure we do everything right, and everything correct. We make adjustments, and your speed comes from the shop. These guys put a lot of hard work in. It’s really cool to win in front of this crowd and with (the World of Outlaws in attendance).”

Join us tomorrow night, for the Brownells Big Guns Bash featuring the World of Outlaws! The 360’s will also be in action. For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter. For information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com.

410 Results

Time Trials Group A (started), 2 laps: 1. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (5), 15.210; 2. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (4), 15.306; 3. 2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (16), 15.371; 4. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (15), 15.441; 5. 41, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (20), 15.459; 6. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (10), 15.482; 7. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (13), 15.486; 8. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (8), 15.486; 9. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (3), 15.530; 10. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (14), 15.565; 11. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (21), 15.586; 12. 9, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (7), 15.588; 13. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (17), 15.591; 14. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11), 15.603; 15. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (24), 15.668; 16. 14T, Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND (25), 15.729; 17. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (6), 15.747; 18. 2KS, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (19), 15.752; 19. 76, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (22), 15.775; 20. 14, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (23), 15.813; 21. 47X, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (18), 15.854; 22. 24X, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 16.135; 23. 20G, Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (12), 16.246; 24. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (26), 16.491; 25. 6, Bill Rose, Plainfield, IN (1), 16.798; 26. 83JR, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (9), NT.

Time Trials Group B (started), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (19), 15.440; 2. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (22), 15.607; 3. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (5), 15.610; 4. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (20), 15.648; 5. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (13), 15.649; 6. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (3), 15.650; 7. 5, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (12), 15.676; 8. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (23), 15.703; 9. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (16), 15.742; 10. 70, Sammy Swindell, Lakeland, TN (7), 15.811; 11. 55T, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (15), 15.812; 12. 2J, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (18), 15.815; 13. 3Z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (2), 15.858; 14. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (8), 15.863; 15. 83, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (17), 15.871; 16. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (6), 15.901; 17. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (25), 15.973; 18. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (9), 16.023; 19. 5T, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (4), 16.027; 20. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (21), 16.055; 21. 7S, Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, BC, Can. (24), 16.151; 22. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (10), 16.162; 23. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (26), 16.316; 24. 1AU, Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (1), 16.403; 25. 9H, Landon Hansen, Newton, IA (11), 18.222; 26. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (14), NT.

Non-Qualifiers Heat (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.2: 1. Dylan Westbrook (1); 2. Dustin Selvage (3); 3. Robbie Price (2); 4. Chris Martin (5) / 5. Kerry Madsen (10); 6. Marcus Dumesny (7); 7. Ben Brown (6); 8. Landon Hansen (9); 9. Noah Gass (4); 10. Bill Rose (8) DNS – Terry McCarl, Bobby Mincer

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.8: 1. Brent Marks (1); 2. David Gravel (2); 3. Carson Macedo (3); 4. Aaron Reutzel (4); 5. Gio Scelzi (7) / 6. Justin Henderson (8); 7. Roger Crockett (6); 8. Riley Goodno (5); 9. Tyler Drueke (9); 10. Nathan Mills (10)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.6: 1. Austin McCarl (1); 2. Matt Juhl (2); 3. Carson McCarl (3); 4. Anthony Macri (4); 5. Kasey Kahne (6) / 6. Sawyer Phillips (7); 7. Jacob Allen (5); 8. Tasker Phillips (9); 9. Tim Estenson (8); 10. Dustin Selvage (10) DNS – Josh Higday

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.9: 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (2); 3. Spencer Bayston (4); 4. JJ Hickle (3); 5. Donny Schatz (9) / 6. Ayrton Gennetten (5); 7. James McFadden (8); 8. Brock Zearfoss (7); 9. Robbie Price (11); 10. McKenna Haase (6); 11. Presley Truedson (10)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.1: 1. Logan Schuchart (1); 2. Brad Sweet (2); 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4); 4. Rico Abreu (3); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (6) / 6. Kraig Kinser (7); 7. Sammy Swindell (5); 8. AJ Moeller (8); 9. Chris Martin (10); 10. Josh Schneiderman (9) DNS – Matt Moro

C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:52.1: 1. Dustin Selvage (3); 2. Tyler Drueke (1) / 3. Presley Truedson (5); 4. Marcus Dumesny (6); 5. Nathan Mills (4); 6. Noah Gass (9); 7. Ben Brown (7); 8. Bill Rose (10); 9. Landon Hansen (8); 10. McKenna Haase (2) DNS – Josh Schneiderman, Josh Higday, Matt Moro, Kerry Madsen, Terry McCarl, Bobby Mincer

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:37.6: 1. Brent Marks (1); 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (2); 3. Brian Brown (6); 4. Brad Sweet (5); 5. Logan Schuchart (8); 6. Austin McCarl (7); 7. David Gravel (4); 8. Matt Juhl (3)

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:22.4: 1. Ayrton Gennetten (2); 2. James McFadden (6); 3. Riley Goodno (1); 4. Jacob Allen (9) / 5. Sawyer Phillips (5); 6. Kraig Kinser (4); 7. Justin Henderson (3); 8. Roger Crockett (7); 9. Sammy Swindell (8); 10. Brock Zearfoss (10); 11. Robbie Price (14); 12. Dustin Selvage (17); 13. Dylan Westbrook (13); 14. Chris Martin (16); 15. Tim Estenson (15); 16. Tasker Phillips (11); 17. AJ Moeller (12); 18. Tyler Drueke (18)

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Brent Marks (1); 2. Logan Schuchart (5); 3. Brian Brown (3); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (2); 5. Carson Macedo (9); 6. Brad Sweet (4); 7. David Gravel (7); 8. Aaron Reutzel (13); 9. Donny Schatz (18); 10. Spencer Bayston (10); 11. Gio Scelzi (17); 12. Rico Abreu (16); 13. Carson McCarl (11); 14. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (12); 15. Matt Juhl (8); 16. Anthony Macri (15); 17. James McFadden (22); 18. Brock Zearfoss (25, prov.); 19. Kasey Kahne (19); 20. Jacob Allen (24); 21. JJ Hickle (14); 22. Kraig Kinser (26, prov.); 23. Austin McCarl (6); 24. Riley Goodno (23); 25. Ayrton Gennetten (21); 26. Lynton Jeffrey (20). Lap Leader: Marks 1-25. Hard-charger: Schatz.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 17X, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (7), 18.086; 2. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (11), 18.187; 3. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (3), 18.196; 4. 44, Scotty Johnson, Dallas, IA (12), 18.212; 5. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (8), 18.228; 6. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (6), 18.428; 7. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (4), 18.480; 8. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (5), 18.557; 9. 42J, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (2), 18.572; 10. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (13), 18.590; 11. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (9), 18.606; 12. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (1), 18.871; 13. B29, TJ Massick, Knoxville, IA (10), 22.323

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Tyler Groenendyk (4); 2. Matthew Stelzer (3); 3. Eric Bridger (2); 4. Josh Jones (1); 5. Brandon Worthington (5); 6. TJ Massick (6); 7. Kade Higday (2) DNS – Kade Higday

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:49.8: 1. Jeff Wilke (1); 2. Ryan Navratil (2); 3. Mike Johnston (4); 4. Chase Young (6); 5. Mike Mayberry (3); 6. Scotty Johnson (5)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:32.6: 1. Scotty Johnson (2); 2. Brandon Worthington (4); 3. Mike Johnston (3); 4. Mike Mayberry (8); 5. Matthew Stelzer (5); 6. Chase Young (7); 7. Ryan Navratil (1); 8. Eric Bridger (6); 9. Jeff Wilke (9); 10. Josh Jones (11); 11. TJ Massick (12); 12. Kade Higday (10) DNS – Tyler Groenendyk. Lap Leader: Johnson 1-15. Hard-charger: Mayberry.

 

 

 

2022 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Through 6/4/22

1. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 315 (1)
2. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 300 (2)
3. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 239
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 225 (2)
5. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust., 195
6. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 154 (2)
7. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 138
8. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 137
9. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 128
10. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 98
11. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 88
12. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 84 (1)
13. Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK, 76 (1)
14. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 74
15. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 58
(tie) JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA, 58
(tie) Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 58
18. Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 57
19. Josh Higday, Knoxville, IA 56
20. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 54 (1)
(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 54
22. Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 52
23. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 46
24. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 42
25. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 41
26. Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 36
(tie) Tasker Phillips, Knoxville, IA, 36
28. Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK, 35
29. Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 34
(tie) Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 34
31. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD, 32
(tie) Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 32
33. Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 18
(tie) Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 18
35. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 16
36. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 12
(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 12
(tie) Brant O'Banion, Norfolk, NE, 12
39. Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN, 8
(tie) Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 8
(tie) Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO, 8
38. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 6
(tie) Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 6
40. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE, 2
(tie) Tim Estenson, Grand Forks, ND, 2
(tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Winners

1, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA

$100 OpenWheel101.com Quick Time Winners

4/23 – Justin Henderson (Knoxville)
4/30 – AJ Moeller (Knoxville)
5/7 - Brian Brown (Knoxville)
5/14 - Brian Brown (Knoxville)
5/21 - Gio Scelzi (Knoxville)
5/28 - Justin Henderson (Knoxville)
6/4 - Aaron Reutzel (Knoxville)

2022 Tentative Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com (tentative)

Sat, April 16 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Mother Nature)
Sat, April 23 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Postponed to 6/4)
Sat, April 30 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 7 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA)
Sun, May 8 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Sat, May 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sun, May 15 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA)
Sat, May 21 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Sun, May 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA)
Sat, May 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sun, May 29 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK)
Sat, June 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA)
Sat, June 4 - Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Make-up) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Sun, June 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO
Fri, June 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO
Sat, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO
Sun, June 12 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Fri, June 17 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA
Sat, June 18 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA
Sun, June 19 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA
Thu, June 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO
Fri, June 24 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO
Sat, June 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO
Sat, July 2 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sat, July 9 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sat, July 16 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, July 17 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sat, July 23 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, July 24 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sat, July 30 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) All Stars
Sun, July 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sun, August 7 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Capitani Classic
Mon, August 8 - Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, August 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Thu, August 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Fri, August 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Sat, August 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Thu, August 18 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals
Fri, August 19 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals
Sat, August 20 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals
Sat, August 27 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, August 28 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sat, September 3 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl
Sun, September 4 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl

 

 

Lynton Jeffrey Scores Emotional Win; Aaron Reutzel Wins Dogfight with Brian Brown!

Terry McCarl Bests Clint Garner in 360’s; Scotty Johnson Takes Pro Sprints in Record Time

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 4, 2022) – Lynton Jeffrey took an emotional victory Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway on McKay Group/Nationwide Insurance Night. Jeffrey’s win came in record time aboard the JW Motorsports #2 and was worth $5,000. In a 410 make-up feature from April 23, Aaron Reutzel outdueled Brian Brown to the checkers for his second win of the year in the Ridge and Sons Racing #8. The Terry McCarl/Clint Garner duel recorded another chapter in the 360 series, with McCarl emerging victorious, and Scotty Johnson blistered the Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance field in yet another track record time.

After heats were complete, a rain delay lasting over one hour set up a heavy track surface. In the 20-lap 410 feature, Austin McCarl got a bit off kilter in turn four, collecting Justin Henderson. Henderson’s car got into the wall and was unrepairable, while McCarl’s crew was able to make repairs after a second red flag for a flipped Matt Juhl. No one was injured. McCarl and Henderson entered the night one-two in points.

Once underway, pole-sitter Josh Higday led Jeffrey, Brown, Rico Abreu and Kerry Madsen. Jeffrey pressured the leader on the high side in the early stages. The two battled fiercely, with Jeffrey taking the lead on lap three, surrendering it back to Higday on lap four, and claiming it for good on the following circuit.

Meanwhile, Abreu took advantage of a Brown bobble to claim third. The leaders entered traffic on lap eight. On lap twelve, Madsen slid in front of Brown to claim fourth. With five laps to go, Jeffrey had opened up a wide 4.6 second margin.

The Sydney, New South Wales, Australia native now living in Prairie City, Iowa would cover the 20 laps in 5:25.2 setting a new track standard, breaking Henderson’s 14-year-old mark, and claiming his sixth career 410 win here. Higday would finish a strong second, ahead of Abreu, Madsen and Brown. Reutzel, Carson McCarl, Gio Scelzi, Ayrton Gennetten and Josh Schneiderman completed the top ten. Reutzel set quick time, while Davey Heskin, Scelzi, Jeffrey and Riley Goodno won heats. Tim Estenson claimed the B main.

“Everyone held their line (in traffic),” said Jeffrey in Victory Lane. “There are a lot of great drivers here at Knoxville, and that shows. We had an incredibly fast race car. It just shows what this team’s made of. This is for my boys. It’s my son Dakota’s birthday today. It’s also for my son Keenan…he died on this day in 2000. There’s a lot of emotions today. I’m just proud to win for my boys.”

The make-up 410 feature saw Reutzel get an incredible start from outside row two to take the early advantage, ahead of Austin McCarl, Jeffrey, Brown and Madsen. Brown would shoot by Jeffrey for third on lap two and slide in front of McCarl for second on lap three.

Up front, Reutzel was rolling into lapped traffic by the seventh circuit. Jeffrey and Madsen moved into third and fourth at that point. Brown was in hot pursuit of the leader when the eighth place car of JJ Hickle got sideways, but kept it going, bringing the caution. Madsen would move into a podium spot on that restart, but more problems emerged for Hickle, who had climbed back to seventh, when a wing side panel came loose with nine to go. Ryan Giles also pulled in at that point.

Reutzel shot back out front, while Jeffrey and Madsen exchanged the third spot. Reutzel was back in traffic with three to go, and Brown was challenging, when Nathan Mills spun in turn three.

Reutzel held off Brown in a classic duel, keeping his car wide entering and exiting the turns. He held on for his fourth 410 win here, worth $5,000. Brown would chase him to the checkers, ahead of Madsen, Jeffrey and Austin McCarl. Hard-charger Carson McCarl (from 22nd), Matt Juhl, Henderson, Higday and Sawyer Phillips completed the top ten.

“We were great early,” said Reutzel afterwards. “We were really falling apart late. I didn’t want to see those yellows, because I was struggling through the middle at the end. It felt good to race the 21 that way, because that’s the way he’s been racing me. It was good to race each other that way for the win. I’m glad I came out on top this time. This is a big win for our race team.”

Clint Garner led early in the 18-lap 360 main event, but Terry McCarl was a rocket on the start from his eighth place starting position. Kaleb Johnson, Calvin Landis and Jamie Ball rounded out the early top five before Ricky Montgomery came to a stop on lap three.

On the restart, Chase Randall entered the top five from seventh. Garner was into lapped traffic on the ninth lap, with McCarl following closely. Another caution opened up the track for the leader with four to go. Cam Martin’s right rear tire was in shreds.

On the restart, McCarl went to the cushion high in two and shot by Garner to take the point for good. Garet Williamson also took advantage moving up to the third spot.

While McCarl earned $2,000 for his tenth career 360 feature, Garner had his hands full holding off Williamson. Johnson and Joe Beaver followed. Randall, Landis, Ball, Riley Goodno and Nathan Mills rounded out the top ten. Landis set quick time, while McCarl, Devin Kline and Christopher Thram won heats.

“I was just trying to go where he wasn’t,” said McCarl of his winning pass on the restart. “That’s all you can do. We had a couple of starts to see what he was going to do, but we just had a great car.”

Scotty Johnson dominated the Pro Sprints feature, leading wire to wire with a 15-lap track record of 4:19.1, eclipsing a 2018 mark held by Eric Bridger. Jeff Wilke trailed him the distance, followed by Tyler Groenendyk, Bridger and Brandon Worthington, who gained fifth on lap two. Matt Allen, Matthew Stelzer, Ryan Navratil, Mike Mayberry and Chase Young rounded out the top ten. Groenendyk set quick time, while Allen and Wilke won heats.

“I knew this track was going to be ‘locked down,’” said Johnson of his third win here this season. “I was just hoping I could make my corners, knowing someone may be right behind me. The car handled great. The rain kind of threw a wrench in things, but we made our adjustments. This shows the hard work these guys put in during the week.”

Join us next Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11, for the Brownells Big Guns Bash featuring the World of Outlaws! The Pro Sprints will also be in action on Friday, and the 360’s on Saturday. For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter. For information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (13), 15.119; 2. 83JR, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (8), 15.123; 3. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (29), 15.134; 4. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (9), 15.157; 5. 14, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (6), 15.242; 6. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (27), 15.248; 7. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (1), 15.257; 8. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 15.276; 9. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (22), 15.280; 10. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (16), 15.282; 11. 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (35), 15.291; 12. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (12), 15.292; 13. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (21), 15.293; 14. 1M, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (11), 15.293; 15. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (3), 15.295; 16. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (31), 15.322; 17. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (14), 15.343; 18. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (26), 15.351; 19. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (34), 15.393; 20. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (24), 15.396; 21. 14T, Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND (4), 15.400; 22. 73, Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI (28), 15.424; 23. 55T, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (32), 15.456; 24. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (5), 15.498; 25. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (10), 15.558; 26. 1AU, Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (33), 15.567; 27. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (23), 15.632; 28. 5T, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (19), 15.648; 29. 2KS, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (25), 15.697; 30. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (7), 15.723; 31. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (20), 15.792; 32. 76, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (30), 15.881; 33. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (15), 15.891; 34. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (17), 16.045; 35. 9H, Landon Hansen, Newton, IA (18), 17.712

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:05.9: 1. Davey Heskin (2); 2. Justin Henderson (4); 3. Tim Estenson (1); 4. Aaron Reutzel (6); 5. Matt Juhl (3); 6. Josh Higday (5); 7. Dustin Selvage (9); 8. Ryan Giles (8); 9. Zach Hampton (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:06.2: 1. Gio Scelzi (2); 2. Austin McCarl (4); 3. Kerry Madsen (6); 4. Scotty Thiel (1); 5. Don Droud Jr. (3); 6. Ayrton Gennetten (5); 7. Marcus Dumesny (7); 8. Tyler Drueke (8); 9. Ben Brown (9)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:06.4: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 2. Sawyer Phillips (2); 3. Brian Brown (6); 4. AJ Moeller (3); 5. McKenna Haase (1); 6. Josh Schneiderman (5); 7. Bobby Mincer (8); 8. Chris Martin (7); 9. Landon Hansen (9)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.0: 1. Riley Goodno (2); 2. Tasker Phillips (1); 3. Rico Abreu (6); 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (3); 5. JJ Hickle (4); 6. Carson McCarl (5); 7. Nathan Mills (8); 8. Presley Truedson (7)

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Tim Estenson (1); 2. McKenna Haase (3); 3. Scotty Thiel (2); 4. Marcus Dumesny (6) / 5. Chris Martin (7); 6. Zach Hampton (5); 7. Tyler Drueke (10); 8. Ryan Giles (9); 9. Ben Brown (14); 10. Nathan Mills (12); 11. Landon Hansen (15); 12. Dustin Selvage (13); 13. Tasker Phillips (4); 14. Bobby Mincer (11) DNS – Presley Truedson

A main (started), 20 Laps, 5:25.2 (NTR): 1. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 2. Josh Higday (1); 3. Rico Abreu (5); 4. Kerry Madsen (8); 5. Brian Brown (6); 6. Aaron Reutzel (7); 7. Carson McCarl (12); 8. Gio Scelzi (13); 9. Ayrton Gennetten (9); 10. Josh Schneiderman (10); 11. Davey Heskin (11); 12. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (19); 13. Riley Goodno (14); 14. Sawyer Phillips (15); 15. JJ Hickle (16); 16. Don Droud Jr. (20); 17. Marcus Dumesny (24); 18. McKenna Haase (22); 19. Austin McCarl (2); 20. Tim Estenson (21); 21. AJ Moeller (17); 22. Scotty Thiel (23); 23. Matt Juhl (18); 24. Justin Henderson (4). Lap Leaders: Higday 1-2, Jeffrey 3, Higday 4, Jeffrey 5-20. Hard-charger: Hafertepe.

Make-up A main from 4/23 (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Aaron Reutzel (4); 2. Brian Brown (5); 3. Kerry Madsen (8); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 5. Austin McCarl (1); 6. Carson McCarl (22); 7. Matt Juhl (6); 8. Justin Henderson (7); 9. Josh Higday (10); 10. Sawyer Phillips (12); 11. Chris Martin (15); 12. Davey Heskin (11); 13. Riley Goodno (19); 14. Dustin Selvage (16); 15. Tim Estenson (18); 16. Ben Brown (20); 17. Bobby Mincer (13); 18. Nathan Mills (17); 19. JJ Hickle (9); 20. AJ Moeller (2); 21. Ryan Giles (14); 22. Landon Hansen (21) DNS - 23. Tasker Phillips. Lap Leader: Reutzel 1-20. Hard-charger: C. McCarl.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (6), 15.937; 2. 24W, Garet Williamson, Kingdom City, MO (1), 15.950; 3. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (19), 15.964; 4. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (23), 15.981; 5. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (7), 16.005; 6. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (8), 16.070; 7. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (18), 16.095; 8. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (22), 16.105; 9. 83, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (14), 16.131; 10. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (10), 16.136; 11. 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (17), 16.169; 12. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (16), 16.170; 13. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (24), 16.182; 14. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.262; 15. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanborn, MN (12), 16.324; 16. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (13), 16.363; 17. 7C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (20), 16.439; 18. 8H, Jacob Hughes, Hartford, SD (9), 16.461; 19. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (21), 16.468; 20. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (11), 16.488; 21. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (4), 16.591; 22. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (15), 16.666; 23. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.677; 24. 2, Jason Billups, Holt, MO (2), 17.629

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (2); 2. Clint Garner (5); 3. Jamie Ball (4); 4. Riley Goodno (3); 5. Calvin Landis (6); 6. Alex Vande Voort (8); 7. Ricky Montgomery (7); 8. Tony Rost (1)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:56.6: 1. Devin Kline (1); 2. Joe Beaver (4); 3. Garet Williamson (6); 4. Ryan Leavitt (2); 5. Nathan Mills (5); 6. Tyler Barrick (3); 7. Cam Martin (7); 8. Alan Zoutte (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.7: 1. Christopher Thram (2); 2. Kaleb Johnson (6); 3. Jacob Hughes (1); 4. Austin Miller (4); 5. Collin Moyle (3); 6. Chase Randall (5); 7. John Anderson (7); 8. Jason Billups (8)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (8); 2. Clint Garner (2); 3. Garet Williamson (3); 4. Kaleb Johnson (4); 5. Joe Beaver (5); 6. Chase Randall (9); 7. Calvin Landis (1); 8. Jamie Ball (6); 9. Riley Goodno (12); 10. Nathan Mills (7); 11. Christopher Thram (11); 12. Devin Kline (13); 13. Alex Vande Voort (19); 14. Ryan Leavitt (15); 15. Tony Rost (16); 16. Jacob Hughes (17); 17. Alan Zoutte (20); 18. John Anderson (21); 19. Jason Billups (23); 20. Cam Martin (18); 21. Austin Miller (10); 22. Tyler Barrick (14); 23. Ricky Montgomery (22) DNS – Collin Moyle. Lap Leaders: Garner 1-14, T. McCarl 15-18. Hard-charger: T. McCarl.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 17X, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (6), 17.106; 2. 44, Scotty Johnson, Dallas, IA (1), 17.188; 3. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (5), 17.194; 4. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (4), 17.199; 5. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (2), 17.204; 6. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (8), 17.239; 7. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (11), 17.279; 8. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.370; 9. 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA (9), 17.404; 10. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (12), 17.818; DQ (Scales) - 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (7), 17.759; 12. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (3), NT

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:46.2: 1. Matt Allen (1); 2. Eric Bridger (2); 3. Brandon Worthington (3); 4. Tyler Groenendyk (5); 5. Chase Young (4); 6. 14J, Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA (6)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:44.9: 1. Jeff Wilke (2); 2. Mike Mayberry (4); 3. Josh Jones (1); 4. Matthew Stelzer (3); 5. Scotty Johnson (5); 6. Ryan Navratil (6)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:19.1 (NTR): 1. Scotty Johnson (4); 2. Jeff Wilke (2); 3. Tyler Groenendyk (6); 4. Eric Bridger (1); 5. Brandon Worthington (3); 6. Matt Allen (8); 7. Matthew Stelzer (9); 8. Ryan Navratil (12); 9. Mike Mayberry (5); 10. Chase Young (7); 11. Josh Jones (10); 12. Devin Wignall (11) Lap Leader: Johnson 1-15. Hard-charger: Navratil.

 

 

Austin McCarl Masters Traffic to Win Thriller at Knoxville!

Aaron Reutzel Holds Them Off in 360’s; Mike Mayberry Takes Pro Sprints Win

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 28, 2022) – Austin McCarl made a number of thrilling moves in traffic to take a heartstopper Saturday on Vermeer Night at Knoxville Raceway! The win was worth $5,000 for the driver from Altoona, Iowa aboard the Country Builders Construction #88. Aaron Reutzel, who was one of the players in the 410 feature, won his second career 360 feature, and Mike Mayberry won for the second time this year and the fourth time in his career in the Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance.

Kerry Madsen shot out to the early lead in the 20-lap 410 feature from the pole, ahead of McCarl, Reutzel, Ayrton Gennetten and Justin Henderson. On lap four, Reutzel attempted a slider on McCarl in turn four. Neither lifted, as they were mere inches from disaster. McCarl would keep his spot.

Madsen entered lapped traffic on lap seven, and McCarl was able to close at the halfway point. On lap 14, McCarl made a pair of thrilling moves in traffic in turn one to separate himself from a battle for the runner-up spot with Reutzel.

On lap 17, McCarl used the low side to reel in Madsen and use a lapper as a pick. He took the lead, and pulled away to his sixth career 410 win here. Madsen held onto second, ahead of Reutzel, Gennetten and Henderson. Lynton Jeffrey, Carson McCarl, JJ Hickle, hard-charger Sawyer Phillips and Matt Juhl completed the top ten. Henderson set quick time, while Gennetten, Carson McCarl and Jeffrey claimed heat race wins.

“I didn’t want to make mistakes, and put my car where I needed to,” said McCarl of his late race moves. “I want to give a shout out to Aaron Reutzel for not junking me in three and four there early in the race. It got a little hairy there. I wasn’t going to lift, and I knew he wasn’t going to either. That was actually pretty fun with him. Kerry Madsen and Aaron Reutzel are two of the top ten sprint car drivers in the world, and I have a lot of respect for those guys. I just wanted to win so bad. (The track) was three lanes there. Just a big shout out to the Dunkin’s.”

Reutzel was the car to beat, starting outside of row one for the 18-lap 360 main event. He led Terry McCarl, Jamie Ball, Clint Garner and Kaleb Johnson in the early going. McCarl would take a slider at the leader on lap two, but fell a bit short.

The leaders entered lapped traffic on the seventh circuit, before the third running Ball had a tire come apart on him, bringing caution on lap eight. Reutzel led McCarl, Garner, Johnson and Landis back to green. Chase Randall was on the move soon after, climbing to fifth by the time the leaders hit lapped traffic again on lap 13.

Ricky Montgomery tipped over in turn two with four laps to go, negating a Garner pass of McCarl for second. Montgomery was unhurt. Garner repeated his pass low in four, but could not chase down Reutzel, who raced to the checkers ahead of Garner, McCarl, Johnson and hard-charger Randall. Joe Beaver, Landis, Riley Goodno, Ryan Leavitt and Nate Mills completed the top ten. McCarl set quick time over the 360 field, while Johnson, Alex Vande Voort and Leavitt won heat races.

“I felt like the hardest part of the race was turns one and two,” said Reutzel in Victory Lane. “You’ve got Terry behind you, and you’ve got Garner. I guarantee whatever I chose (on the restarts), one chose the other (line) and the other chose something else. There were so many options going into one and two. It was a game of chess on the first lap, and I felt good later in traffic. With four to go, I felt I tried to give it away and jumped over the cushion. This feels good for our team.”

Tyler Groenendyk led the 15-lap Pro Sprints feature early ahead of Mike Mayberry, Scotty Johnson, Mike Johnston and Matthew Stelzer. Stelzer used the low side to gain fourth from Johnston on lap two. Josh Jones spun with two laps down, collecting JJ Beaver. Neither was injured, but Beaver was done.

Groenendyk led Mayberry, Johnson, Stelzer and Johnston back to green. Stelzer shot into the third spot, but the battle was on up front. On lap four, Mayberry used the middle of the track to gain a slim margin at the flag stand.

Mayberry pulled away from there and was never seriously challenged the rest of the way. Groenendyk held down second, ahead of Stelzer, Johnson and Johnston, who emerged in a good battle for fifth. Brandon Worthington, Eric Bridger, Matt Allen, Kade Higday and Jeff Wilke rounded out the top ten. Johnson set quick time, while Johnston and Higday were heat winners.

“Actually, I think I was a little bit better when (Groenendyk) was next to me,” said Mayberry in Victory Lane. “I’ve got to thank everyone on this car. I just kept thinking, ‘Don’t screw up, don’t screw up, don’t screw up. I guess I didn’t.”

Join us next Saturday, June 4, for McKay Group Insurance Night at Knoxville! The Casey’s Candy Dash for the kids, and the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction weekend festivities are all planned. All three sprint car divisions will be back in action, with the 410’s also compet! For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter. For information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (1), 15.627; 2. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (10), 15.700; 3. 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (26), 15.708; 4. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (12), 15.803; 5. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (23), 15.821; 6. 83JR, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (21), 15.860; 7. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (9), 15.861; 8. 2KS, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (6), 15.901; 9. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (3), 15.945; 10. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11), 15.956; 11. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (24), 15.972; 12. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (15), 16.034; 13. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (5), 16.075; 14. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (14), 16.096; 15. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.156; 16. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (17), 16.239; 17. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (2), 16.308; 18. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (27), 16.315; 19. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (19), 16.316; 20. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (7), 16.317; 21. 5T, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (13), 16.408; 22. 14T, Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND (22), 16.474; 23. 76, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (18), 16.507; 24. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (25), 16.631; 25. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (20), 16.749; 26. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (16), 16.815; 27. 9H, Landon Hansen, Newton, IA (4), 17.649

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Ayrton Gennetten (4); 2. Justin Henderson (6); 3. Josh Schneiderman (2); 4. Davey Heskin (1); 5. JJ Hickle (5); 6. Sawyer Phillips (3); 7. Tim Estenson (8); 8. Ben Brown (9); 9. Dustin Selvage (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.5: 1. Carson McCarl (3); 2. Aaron Reutzel (6); 3. Austin McCarl (5); 4. Ryan Giles (4); 5. Thomas Kennedy (7); 6. Tyler Drueke (9); 7. Nathan Mills (8); 8. Chris Martin (2); 9. Joe Simbro (1)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.5: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 2. Matt Juhl (3); 3. Kerry Madsen (5); 4. Tasker Phillips (1); 5. Riley Goodno (2); 6. AJ Moeller (4); 7. Presley Truedson (7); 8. Bobby Mincer (8)

A main, 20 Laps, 5:57.9: 1. Austin McCarl (2); 2. Kerry Madsen (1); 3. Aaron Reutzel (4); 4. Ayrton Gennetten (3); 5. Justin Henderson (6); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 7. Carson McCarl (8); 8. JJ Hickle (7); 9. Sawyer Phillips (13); 10. Matt Juhl (10); 11. Davey Heskin (14); 12. Riley Goodno (15); 13. Josh Schneiderman (11); 14. Thomas Kennedy (17); 15. Tasker Phillips (16); 16. Ryan Giles (9); 17. AJ Moeller (12); 18. Chris Martin (18); 19. Tim Estenson (20); 20. Dustin Selvage (24); 21. Nathan Mills (22); 22. Presley Truedson (19); 23. Tyler Drueke (21); 24. Ben Brown (25); 25. Bobby Mincer (23) DNS – Joe Simbro, Landon Hansen. Lap Leaders: K. Madsen 1-16, A. McCarl 17-20. Hard-charger: S. Phillips.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (3), 16.343; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (6), 16.476; 3. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (10), 16.585; 4. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (11), 16.601; 5. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.617; 6. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (2), 16.626; 7. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (17), 16.672; 8. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (23), 16.773; 9. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (16), 16.778; 10. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (24), 16.798; 11. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (22), 16.807; 12. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (13), 16.821; 13. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (5), 16.870; 14. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.883; 15. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.885; 16. 7C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (18), 16.902; 17. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (1), 17.016; 18. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (12), 17.219; 19. 83, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (19), 17.292; 20. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (14), 17.568; 21. 2, Jason Billups, Holt, MO (20), 18.329; 22. 5D, Jacob Dykstra, Port Colborne, ONT, (8), NT; 23. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (15), NT; DQ (Scales) - 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (21)

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Kaleb Johnson (3); 2. Terry McCarl (6); 3. Devin Kline (1); 4. Jamie Ball (5); 5. Nathan Mills (4); 6. Jacob Dykstra (8); 7. Ricky Montgomery (2); 8. Austin Miller (7)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.6: 1. Alex Vande Voort (1); 2. Clint Garner (6); 3. Ryan Leavitt (4); 4. Collin Moyle (2); 5. Cam Martin (3); 6. Joe Beaver (5); 7. John Anderson (7); 8. Josh Schneiderman (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.0: 1. Riley Goodno (2); 2. Aaron Reutzel (6); 3. Tony Rost (4); 4. Chase Randall (3); 5. Calvin Landis (5); 6. Alan Zoutte (1); 7. Jason Billups (7) DNS – Ben Woods

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Aaron Reutzel (2); 2. Clint Garner (3); 3. Terry McCarl (4); 4. Kaleb Johnson (5); 5. Chase Randall (13); 6. Joe Beaver (9); 7. Calvin Landis (7); 8. Riley Goodno (11); 9. Ryan Leavitt (6); 10. Nathan Mills (10); 11. Tony Rost (8); 12. Jamie Ball (1); 13. Cam Martin (14); 14. Devin Kline (15); 15. Alex Vande Voort (12); 16. Jacob Dykstra (19); 17. Austin Miller (22); 18. Alan Zoutte (18); 19. John Anderson (20); 20. Jason Billups (21); 21. Collin Moyle (16); 22. Ricky Montgomery (17); 23. Josh Schneiderman (23) DNS – Ben Woods. Lap Leader: Reutzel 1-18. Hard-charger: Randall.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 44, Scotty Johnson, Dallas, IA (5), 17.329; 2. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (6), 17.587; 3. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (4), 17.587; 4. 17X, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (11), 17.592; 5. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (8), 17.669; 6. 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA (12), 17.770; 7. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (3), 17.795; 8. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (10), 17.821; 9. B29, JJ Beaver, Knoxville, IA (2), 18.106; 10. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (7), 18.179; 11. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (13), 18.208; 12. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (9), 18.313; 13. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (1), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.6: 1. Mike Johnston (1); 2. Brandon Worthington (4); 3. Matthew Stelzer (3); 4. JJ Beaver (2); 5. Scotty Johnson (6); 6. Jeff Wilke (5) DNS – Ryan Navritil

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.6: 1. Kade Higday (1); 2. Mike Mayberry (6); 3. Eric Bridger (3); 4. Josh Jones (2); 5. Tyler Groenendyk (5); 6. Matt Allen (4)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Mike Mayberry (4); 2. Tyler Groenendyk (1); 3. Matthew Stelzer (5); 4. Scotty Johnson (2); 5. Mike Johnston (8); 6. Brandon Worthington (3); 7. Eric Bridger (7); 8. Matt Allen (10); 9. Kade Higday (9); 10. Jeff Wilke (6); 11. Josh Jones (12); 12. JJ Beaver (11) DNS – Ryan Navritil. Lap Leaders: Groenendyk 1-3, Mayberry 4-15. Hard-charger: Mayberry.

 

 

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2022 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Through 5/22/22

1. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 215
2. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 195 (1)
3. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 178
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 160 (2)
5. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 92
6. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 84
7. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 80
8. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 70
9. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 68 (1)
10. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 67
11. Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 57
12. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 54 (1)
(tie) Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 54 (1)
14. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust., 50
15. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 46
16. Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 40
(tie) Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 40
(tie) JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA, 40
19. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 39
20. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 38
21. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 36
(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 36
23. Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK, 35
24. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 34
25. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD, 32
26. Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK, 26
27. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 24
(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 24
29. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 16
30. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 14
(tie) Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 14
32. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 12
(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 12
34. Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN, 8
(tie) Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 8
(tie) Brant O'Banion, Norfolk, NE, 8
(tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 8
38. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 6
(tie) Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 6
40. Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA, 2
(tie) Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE, 2

 

 

Aaron Reutzel Races to Victory at Knoxville!

Sam Hafertepe Jr. Strikes in 360’s; Eric Bridger Wins in Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 21, 2022) – Aaron Reutzel followed up 360 wins at Knoxville (a week ago) and Jackson, Minnesota (Friday night) with his third career 410 feature win at Knoxville Raceway on Jersey Freeze/Dennison Racing Tees Night Saturday. The $5,000 prize was a nice consolation for the Clute, Texas driver who would have reaped a $3,000 bonus in Midwest Power Series 360 action had he won that feature aboard the Ridge and Sons Racing #8. Sam Hafertepe Jr. won for the second time in his career in the 360 class, giving Texas another victor. In the Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance class, Eric Bridger won for the first time this year, and the twelfth time in his career.

Reutzel paced the 20-lap 410 feature early over Brian Brown, Gio Scelzi, Justin Henderson and Lynton Jeffrey. Scelzi performed a 360 spin, bringing caution just three laps in. He blended in to seventh and restarted there. On the restart, Austin McCarl rode the cushion from sixth to fourth.

Jeffrey surrendered his good run when his left rear went flat and he spun in turn three on lap four. The restart saw Reutzel, Brown, Henderson, Austin McCarl and Scelzi going back to green. Carson McCarl came to a stop with issues on the front end of his car. The caution negated an Austin McCarl pass of Henderson for the third spot.

When green again, Brown was all over the leader in a good battle, until Reutzel hit lapped traffic on lap 11. Austin McCarl worked his way by Henderson with six to go, and in traffic, he, Brown and Henderson went three-wide in exciting fashion for the second spot.

With three to go, Austin McCarl got by Brown for good, but was caught behind a lapper in his pursuit of Reutzel. Reutzel’s win came ahead of Austin McCarl, Brown, Henderson and Ayrton Gennetten. Sawyer Phillips, JJ Hickle, Davey Heskin, Don Droud Jr. and hard-charger Sam Hafertepe Jr. rounded out the top ten. Scelzi set quick time, while Heskin, Brown and Chris Martin were heat winners. Josh Higday claimed the B. Joe Simbro got upside down after contact with another car in the B. He was uninjured.

“I thought I was having a lot of problems (in traffic),” said Reutzel in Victory Lane. “I definitely didn’t get through them clean. There were a couple who raced me back. Our car was really good, until I slowed down, and then it got a little tight. I wanted to go green to checker. The car was really good. It’s great to win the 410 one, that’s the one you always want to win, but we really wanted that 360 bonus. It just didn’t work out for us tonight. We’ve been running really well lately, it’s nice to be able to get a win.”

Sam Hafertepe Jr. shot out from his starting spot outside row one to lead early in the 18-lap 360 main event ahead of Justin Henderson, Clint Garner, Terry McCarl and Wayne Johnson. By lap two, Aaron Reutzel was into the top five.

Hafertepe shot into lapped traffic on lap five in the Hills Racing #15H, with Henderson in pursuit. Henderson was within a car length on lap nine, when the leader mastered a split of two lapped cars heading into turn one, putting some distance between himself and his pursuers, eking out a larger margin.

A 360 spin by Jamie Ball negated Hafertepe’s lead, with Henderson, Garner, McCarl and Reutzel in pursuit. Reutzel and McCarl traded fourth, before Reutzel grabbed it on lap 15. Up front, Hafertepe was back in traffic.

The second running Henderson tangled with the lapped car of Tyler Lee, and got upside down on the front stretch, ending his stellar run. He was uninjured. Hafertepe cruised to the checkers to cash in $3,000, ahead of Garner, McCarl, who regained third, Reutzel and Wayne Johnson. Garet Williamson, Kaleb Johnson, Brooke Tatnell, Ball and hard-charger Joe Beaver completed the top ten. McCarl set quick time, while Hafertepe, Tatnell and Riley Goodno won heats. Beaver won the B main.

“We just had to hit traffic right,” said Hafertepe of his run. “It was kind of plugged up, so I started moving around. I moved around for two laps and (Henderson) didn’t show a nose. I knew we were pretty good, and I kind of found the middle through one and two. I probably could have run that too, but the car was really good. It’s probably the only time we’ll get to run the 360 (before the August 360 Nationals). I feel like we have a really good shot come August.”

Winterset, Iowa’s Eric Bridger won the 15-lap Pro Sprints feature, leading wire to wire. Tyler Groenendyk started sixth and worked his way into the second spot by lap five. Brandon Worthington followed him on the low side to gain third by lap eight.

Bridger would have to wait an extra lap, when Ryan Navritil tipped over on the white flag lap. He was uninjured, and restarted at the tail. At the time, Groenendyk was closing trying to make a move on the leader.

Bridger coasted after the restart and the Winterset, Iowa driver took the checkers ahead of Groenendyk, Worthington, Mike Mayberry and hard-charger Matt Allen. Jeff Wilke, Kade Higday, Matthew Stelzer, Scotty Johnson and Chase Young rounded out the top ten. Mayberry set quick time, and Allen and Young won heats.

“I saw (Groenendyk) coming at me pretty fast,” said Bridger in Victory Lane. “I lapped traffic, I didn’t know if I was going to beat him. I caught my breath (during the red flag) and kept my cool. I concentrated on making two perfect laps. I watched the video board in three and four and saw he was close.”

Join us next Saturday, May 28, for Vermeer Night at Knoxville! All three sprint car divisions will be back in action! For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (23), 15.152; 2. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (6), 15.265; 3. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (11), 15.293; 4. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (14), 15.317; 5. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (17), 15.330; 6. 1M, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (2), 15.366; 7. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (7), 15.371; 8. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (1), 15.377; 9. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (25), 15.434; 10. 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (24), 15.437; 11. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (8), 15.456; 12. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (9), 15.478; 13. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (13), 15.494; 14. 55T, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (12), 15.536; 15. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15), 15.542; 16. 2KS, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (21), 15.585; 17. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (27), 15.637; 18. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (4), 15.665; 19. 14T, Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND (10), 15.681; 20. 14, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (31), 15.682; 21. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (3), 15.693; 22. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (18), 15.755; 23. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (20), 15.862; 24. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (19), 15.909; 25. 5T, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (22), 15.917; 26. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (26), 15.974; 27. 11M, Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND (5), 16.058; 28. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (28), 16.095; 29. 76, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (30), 16.245; 30. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (29), 16.484; 31. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (16), 16.800

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.9: 1. Davey Heskin (2); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 3. Gio Scelzi (6); 4. Ryan Giles (1); 5. Ayrton Gennetten (4); 6. JJ Hickle (5); 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (8); 8. Dustin Selvage (10); 9. Tim Estenson (7); 10. Joe Simbro (11); 11. Presley Truedson (9)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.2: 1. Brian Brown (5); 2. Tasker Phillips (1); 3. Justin Henderson (6); 4. McKenna Haase (2); 5. Carson McCarl (4); 6. AJ Moeller (3); 7. Riley Goodno (8); 8. Zach Hampton (9); 9. Nathan Mills (10); 10. Josh Higday (7)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Chris Martin (1); 2. Sawyer Phillips (2); 3. Aaron Reutzel (6); 4. Austin McCarl (4); 5. Matt Juhl (3); 6. Don Droud Jr. (5); 7. Tyler Drueke (7); 8. Bobby Mincer (8); 9. Brendan Mullen (9); 10. Ben Brown (10)

B main (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Josh Higday (2); 2. Dustin Selvage (8); 3. Riley Goodno (3); 4. Zach Hampton (6) / 5. Bobby Mincer (4); 6. Tim Estenson (1); 7. Presley Truedson (5); 8. Nathan Mills (9); 9. Brendan Mullen (7); 10. Ben Brown (10); 11. Joe Simbro (11)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Aaron Reutzel (1); 2. Austin McCarl (10); 3. Brian Brown (2); 4. Justin Henderson (3); 5. Ayrton Gennetten (7); 6. Sawyer Phillips (12); 7. JJ Hickle (5); 8. Davey Heskin (8); 9. Don Droud Jr. (9); 10. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (24); 11. Chris Martin (13); 12. Dustin Selvage (20); 13. Matt Juhl (15); 14. Riley Goodno (23); 15. Tyler Drueke (19); 16. Zach Hampton (22); 17. Carson McCarl (11); 18. AJ Moeller (17); 19. McKenna Haase (16); 20. Ryan Giles (18); 21. Gio Scelzi (4); 22. Tasker Phillips (14); 23. Josh Higday (21); 24. Lynton Jeffrey (6). Lap Leader: Reutzel 1-20. Hard-charger: Hafertepe.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (17), 16.274; 2. 83H, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (7), 16.274; 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (12), 16.313; 4. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (24), 16.316; 5. 24W, Garet Williamson, Kingdom City, MO (5), 16.369; 6. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (13), 16.385; 7. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (23), 16.386; 8. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (25), 16.413; 9. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (1), 16.422; 10. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (20), 16.433; 11. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (26), 16.436; 12. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (21), 16.547; 13. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (6), 16.559; 14. 11M, Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND (16), 16.560; 15. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.561; 16. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (22), 16.563; 17. 14, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (14), 16.572; 18. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (11), 16.577; 19. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (9), 16.593; 20. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (28), 16.620; 21. 7C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (15), 16.714; 22. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (4), 16.746; 23. 21, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO (19), 16.877; 24. 83, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (27), 16.899; 25. 7, Tyler Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA (10), 17.053; 26. 5, Javen Osterman, Courtland, MN (2), 17.252; 27. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (18), 17.338; 28. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (3), 17.712

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:55.5: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4); 2. Terry McCarl (6); 3. Cam Martin (1); 4. Alex Vande Voort (2); 5. Aaron Reutzel (5); 6. Tony Rost (8); 7. Chase Randall (7); 8. Ryan Leavitt (3); 9. Tyler Lee (9); 10. John Anderson (10)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:56.8: 1. Brooke Tatnell (1); 2. Wayne Johnson (4); 3. Jamie Ball (3); 4. Justin Henderson (6); 5. Brendan Mullen (2); 6. Garet Williamson (5); 7. Gunner Ramey (8); 8. Joe Beaver (7); 9. Javen Osterman (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.5: 1. Riley Goodno (2); 2. Kaleb Johnson (3); 3. Nathan Mills (4); 4. Clint Garner (6); 5. Collin Moyle (1); 6. Devin Kline (7); 7. Calvin Landis (5); 8. Alan Zoutte (9); 9. Austin Miller (8)

B main (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Joe Beaver (1); 2. Tony Rost (2); 3. Gunner Ramey (3); 4. Tyler Lee (5) / 5. Austin Miller (4); 6. Javen Osterman (6); 7. John Anderson (8); 8. Alan Zoutte (7)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 2. Clint Garner (1); 3. Terry McCarl (4); 4. Aaron Reutzel (6); 5. Wayne Johnson (5); 6. Garet Williamson (8); 7. Kaleb Johnson (9); 8. Brooke Tatnell (13); 9. Jamie Ball (10); 10. Joe Beaver (21); 11. Chase Randall (20); 12. Devin Kline (19); 13. Calvin Landis (12); 14. Ryan Leavitt (17); 15. Riley Goodno (11); 16. Brendan Mullen (16); 17. Cam Martin (15); 18. Tony Rost (22); 19. Gunner Ramey (23); 20. Nathan Mills (7); 21. Alex Vande Voort (14); 22. Collin Moyle (18); 23. Justin Henderson (3); 24. Tyler Lee (24). Lap Leader: Hafertepe 1-18. Hard-charger: Beaver.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (1), 17.215; 2. 44, Scotty Johnson, Dallas, IA (11), 17.233; 3. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (12), 17.418; 4. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (5), 17.419; 5. 17X, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (9), 17.438; 6. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (13), 17.446; 7. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (4), 17.469; 8. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (8), 17.555; 9. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (7), 17.606; 10. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (10), 17.62; 11. 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA (6), 17.772; 12. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (3), 18.022; 13. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (2), 18.194

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:45.8: 1. Matt Allen (1); 2. Kade Higday (2); 3. Brandon Worthington (3); 4. Tyler Groenendyk (4); 5. Mike Mayberry (6); 6. Jeff Wilke (5); 7. Josh Jones (7)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:46.8: 1. Chase Young (2); 2. Matthew Stelzer (3); 3. Mike Johnston (1); 4. Eric Bridger (4); 5. Scotty Johnson (6); 6. Ryan Navratil (5)

A main (started), 16 Laps, NT: 1. Eric Bridger (1); 2. Tyler Groenendyk (6); 3. Brandon Worthington (4); 4. Mike Mayberry (8); 5. Matt Allen (10); 6. Jeff Wilke (2); 7. Kade Higday (9); 8. Matthew Stelzer (5); 9. Scotty Johnson (7); 10. Chase Young (3); 11. Mike Johnston (12); 12. Josh Jones (13); 13. Ryan Navratil (11). Lap Leader: Bridger 1-15. Hard-charger: Allen.

 

 

Aaron Reutzel Leads Knoxville/Huset’s OpenWheel101.com Points; Brown, Jeffrey Win; Donate to Point Fund Today!

(Bill W) May 17, 2022, Monroe, IA – Aaron Reutzel currently leads the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com point standings heading into this weekend. Brian Brown was victorious at Knoxville last Saturday, with Lynton Jeffrey breaking through with a win at Huset’s Speedway on Sunday.

Brown also picked up his second $100 bill from OpenWheel101.com at Knoxville Saturday for setting quick time over the 34-car field.

We’re up to $2,000 in the point fund, let’s keep it going all year long! Contact Bill Wright today to donate. Keep up to date with current points and schedule at www.OpenWheel101.com!

$100 OpenWheel101.com Quick Time Winners

4/23 – Justin Henderson (Knoxville)

4/30 – AJ Moeller (Knoxville)

5/7 – Brian Brown (Knoxville)

5/14 – Brian Brown (Knoxville)

Change in Focus

The Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com is shifting its focus a bit this season to the weekly racers at the Knoxville Raceway and Huset’s Speedway. In the past, 70-80 races have been traditionally scored in a nine-state region. In 2022, the series point races will be 410 sprint car events at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa, Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota and Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota.

In addition, OpenWheel101.com will be awarding $100 to the 410 quick qualifier at each weekly racing event (excluding special shows) at Knoxville.

“OpenWheel101.com is all about giving back to the racer,” says Bill Wright of OpenWheel101.com. “With the travel, tire costs and just the plain cost of running up and down the road, this supplementary point fund could be big for the local drivers. We also like to recognize those that give to the point fund with free advertising on the site. Of course, OpenWheel101.com is a great way to check out past race results, stories and video highlights from the World of Outlaws, USAC, All Stars, the ASCS and more. So, if you want to give to our traveling racers, and get some advertising out of it, this is the best way to do it!”

Sponsors are being sought to grow the point fund for the series sixth 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…

Sat, May 21 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

2022 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Through 5/15/22

1. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 145
2. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 135 (1)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 125 (2)
4. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 123
5. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 68
(tie) Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 68
7. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 55
8. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 54 (1)
(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 54
(tie) Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 54 (1)
11. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust., 50
12. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 47
13. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 46
14. Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 43
15. Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 40
16. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 39
17. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 34
18. Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 26
(tie) Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK, 26
20. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 24
21. JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA, 22
22. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 20
(tie) Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD, 20
24. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 18
25. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 16
26. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 14
(tie) Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 14
28. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 12
29. Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN, 8
(tie) Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 8
31. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 6
(tie) Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 6
(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 6
(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 6
(tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 6
(tie) Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 6
37. Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 4
38. Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Winners

1, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA

$100 OpenWheel101.com Quick Time Winners

4/23 – Justin Henderson (Knoxville)
4/30 – AJ Moeller (Knoxville)
5/7 - Brian Brown (Knoxville)
5/14 - Brian Brown (Knoxville)

2022 Tentative Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com (tentative)

Sat, April 16 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Mother Nature)
Sat, April 23 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Postponed to 6/4)
Sat, April 30 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 7 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA)
Sun, May 8 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Sat, May 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sun, May 15 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA)
Sat, May 21 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, May 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sat, May 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, May 29 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA
Mon, May 30 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA
Sat, June 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, June 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO
Fri, June 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO
Sat, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO
Sun, June 12 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Fri, June 17 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA
Sat, June 18 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA
Sun, June 19 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA
Thu, June 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO
Fri, June 24 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO
Sat, June 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO
Sat, July 2 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sat, July 9 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sat, July 16 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, July 17 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sat, July 23 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, July 24 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sat, July 30 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) All Stars
Sun, July 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sun, August 7 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Capitani Classic
Mon, August 8 - Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, August 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Thu, August 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Fri, August 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Sat, August 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals
Thu, August 18 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals
Fri, August 19 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals
Sat, August 20 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals
Sat, August 27 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sun, August 28 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)
Sat, September 3 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl
Sun, September 4 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl

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

1. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 1279 (2)

2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 1061 (7)

3. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 1036 (7)

4. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 829 (5)

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

6. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 800 (5)

7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 608 (1)

8. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 572

9. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 571

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

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)

 

 

Brian Brown Wins Slugfest with Aaron Reutzel at Knoxville!

Clint Garner Wins Another Thriller in 360’s, Reutzel Dominates Make-up Feature; Scotty Johnson Wins His Second in a Row in Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 14, 2022) – It was an electric evening on Hy-Vee Night at Knoxville Raceway Saturday! Brian Brown and Aaron Reutzel went toe to toe in the 410 feature, with Lynton Jeffrey also in contention. Brown won his 58th career feature here in the end, earning $5,000 aboard the Brian Brown Racing #21. Clint Garner, Terry McCarl and Aaron Reutzel duked it out in the 360 feature, with Garner taking a win for the second week in a row. Reutzel rode roughshod over the make-up 360 feature field from April 23. Garner and Reutzel’s wins were worth $2,000 apiece. Scotty Johnson kept his roll going in the Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance, taking a win back to Melcher-Dallas for the second week in a row.

Reutzel led from the pole of the 410 main event early ahead of Jeffrey, Austin McCarl, Brown and Justin Henderson. Brown found the bottom to his liking, and took Henderson with him by McCarl for third on lap two. Henderson and McCarl would trade fourth on two occasions.

Up front, Reutzel encountered lapped traffic on the seventh circuit. Jeffrey found a groove in the middle of turn two and took the lead on lap nine. Sawyer Phillips was running seventh when he came to a stop along the turn two wall with eight laps to go in the 20-lap event.

The restart saw Jeffrey leading Reutzel, Brown, Henderson and McCarl back to green. Brown put a slider on Reutzel after the restart to take second. The pair made some contact, but kept rolling. On the next lap, Ryan Giles contacted something and spun down the front stretch.

Reutzel and Brown disposed of Jeffrey on that restart with Reutzel sliding in front to lead a lap. Contact was again made between the pair, but Brown would battle back and take the lead on lap 15. Jeffrey recovered to pass Reutzel for second on the white flag lap, but Henderson would come to a stop, surrendering his fourth place run.

The caution added an extra 21st lap to the feature with the green, white, checker finish. Appropriately, Brown would take advantage in the #21. Jeffrey would lose power on the restart, and the Grain Valley, Missouri driver took off to the checkers. Reutzel would take second, ahead of Austin McCarl, Davey Heskin and Carson McCarl. Tasker Phillips, hard-charger Don Droud Jr., Matt Juhl, Riley Goodno and JJ Hickle rounded out the top ten. Brown set quick time over the 34-car field, while Goodno, Sawyer Phillips, Zach Hampton and Dustin Selvage won heats. Chris Martin claimed the B.

“I didn’t feel like we were really great that whole feature,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “I got working with my wing. We had a motto this week, ‘Whatever it takes.’ Lynton and Aaron did a phenomenal job. I had to slide them there and just try to block the line. They’re probably upset with me, but we’re here to win. It’s an honor to drive this car.”

The 360 feature followed up on the one a week ago. Another barnburner was in store, but before a lap could be completed in the 18-lapper, Christopher Thram got sideways, collecting Riley Goodno, who got upside down. He was ok, and returned for the 410 feature and the make-up 360 event.

Once underway, Davey Heskin led Reutzel, Terry McCarl, Kaley Johnson and Clint Garner early. Reutzel took the point from Heskin on lap two in good racing, but Heskin clipped the backstretch wall soon after, and flipped. He walked away.

Reutzel now led McCarl, Johnson, Garner and Jamie Ball back to green. McCarl shot to the lead on the restart, while Garner moved into the top three. The leaders entered lapped traffic by lap seven, and Garner tracked down Reutzel to take over the runner up spot in lapped traffic. When McCarl went to the cushion on lap 11, Garner stuck the bottom of turn four to become the fourth different leader in the race.

Reutzel would find his way by McCarl for second with two to go, but McCarl would recover on the very last lap. Meanwhile, Garner notched his 45th career 360 win here. McCarl and Reutzel trailed, ahead of Ball and Goodno. Calvin Landis, Brady Forbrook, Chase Randall, Ryan Leavitt and Joe Beaver completed the top ten. Forbrook set quick time, while Kaleb Johnson, Garner and Tony Rost won heats.

“I was concerned that my pass (of McCarl) was too early,” said Garner. “Doug Wolfgang called me last week, and said I had it figured out. If you win on the last lap, they can’t come back and get you. Terry’s great and he’s going to be real tough to beat all year. Reutzel was on the front row, and I thought for sure it was his race to be had. The car is amazing. The traffic definitely plays a part here. The Dunkin’s do such a great job with this track.”

The make-up feature went non-stop, with Kaleb Johnson jetting ahead of McCarl, Reutzel, Garner and Beaver early. Young Chase Randall was also good in this one, securing himself in the top five by the second lap. While Johnson set a steady pace, Reutzel seemed to have another gear, blowing around McCarl on the high side for second on lap five, and doing the same to Johnson on lap six.

The Clute, Texas driver now residing in Knoxville, took off from there in the Ridge & Sons Racing #8. Behind the leader, Randall tried a slider on Garner for fourth that saw contact, but fortunately, saw both continue on. Garner would pass McCarl with eight to go for third, and Randall would follow hi a lap later.

On lap 13, Garner would gain second from Johnson, but was still 8.3 seconds behind the leader. Randall would move into third with four to go, pass Garner with two to go, but the veteran would pass hi back on the final lap.

Reutzel ended 11.7 seconds ahead of Garner, Randall, McCarl and Johnson. Thram, Landis, hard-charger Ball, Goodno and Leavitt rounded out the top ten.

“This feels good,” said Reutzel of his first 360 win here, following 57 laps of feature racing. “I felt like we were a little behind the eight-ball with the cars. We had a good shot to win all three of them, and were a little behind all night. The track was really good for the 410 A main, and really, really good for the second 360 main. This was a technical track, and hard to run the top. It was treacherous. I about fenced her a couple of times. I just had a blast all night. I love racing here. I’m having more fun this year than I’ve ever had. To stay at home is a lot of fun, and I’m glad to finally get a win for them here.”

Scotty Johnson shot out early in the 15-lap Pro Sprints feature, ahead of Tyler Groenendyk, Mike Mayberry, Ryan Navritil and Eric Bridger. Bridger would claim fourth by lap two, when a caution was thrown for a stopped Josh Jones on the inside of turn two.

While Johnson cruised on the low side out front, Mayberry shot by Groenendyk in a good battle for second. While the two duked it out, Johnson used the opportunity to build his lead. With five laps to go, Joel Thorpe and Navratil came together, sending Thorpe upside down. He was ok.

Johnson would keep his composure, with the battle for second behind him and notch his second win in a row here. Groenendyk recaptured second, ahead of Mayberry, Bridger and Brandon Worthington. Hard-charger Matt Allen, Kade Higday, Matthew Stelzer, Jeff Wilke and Navritil rounded out the top ten. Johnson set quick time, while Wilke and Stelzer were heat winners.

“I was just hoping I could nail that (restart with five to go),” said Johnson in Victory Lane. “I saw Groenendyk was on my butt. I knew he was going to get a good start too, and I knew I had to hit this corner. It feels so good. I’m glad we’ve had good races the last two weeks. Tyler’s an amazing guy.”

Join us next Saturday, May 21, for Jersey Freeze/Dennison Racing Tee’s Night at Knoxville! All three sprint car divisions will be back in action! The 360’s will be racing for $3,000 with the Midwest Power Series part of the show! The make-up feature for 410’s from April 23 is now set for June 4. For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (23), 16.152 ($100 from OpenWheel101.com); 2. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 16.168; 3. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (10), 16.279; 4. 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (27), 16.314; 5. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (19), 16.318; 6. 14, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (5), 16.365; 7. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 16.384; 8. 2KS, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (2), 16.423; 9. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (1), 16.433; 10. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15), 16.475; 11. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (31), 16.513; 12. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (33), 16.529; 13. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (11), 16.543; 14. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (29), 16.571; 15. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (18), 16.577; 16. 1M, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (26), 16.623; 17. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (13), 16.644; 18. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (6), 16.701; 19. 55W, Mike Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (28), 16.802; 20. 11M, Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND (16), 16.879; 21. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (14), 16.893; 22. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (4), 16.928; 23. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (32), 16.933; 24. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (25), 16.964; 25. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (34), 16.968; 26. 14T, Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND (12), 17.005; 27. 5T, Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (22), 17.142; 28. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (20), 17.163; 29. 76, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (30), 17.349; 30. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (21), 17.953; 31. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (17), 18.280; 32. 29, Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI (7), 19.077; 33. 9H, Landon Hansen, Newton, IA (3), NT; 34. 55T, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (24), NT

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.4: 1. Riley Goodno (2); 2. Brian Brown (6); 3. JJ Hickle (3); 4. Justin Henderson (5); 5. Josh Schneiderman (4); 6. Chris Martin (7); 7. Jordan Goldesberry (1); 8. Nathan Mills (8); 9. Landon Hansen (9)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.9: 1. Sawyer Phillips (4); 2. Davey Heskin (3); 3. Austin McCarl (6); 4. Josh Higday (5); 5. Tyler Drueke (2); 6. AJ Moeller (1); 7. Tim Estenson (7); 8. Joe Simbro (8) DNS – McKenna Haase

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.7: 1. Zach Hampton (1); 2. Carson McCarl (3); 3. Mike Wagner (2); 4. Aaron Reutzel (6); 5. Ayrton Gennetten (4); 6. Tasker Phillips (5); 7. Ben Brown (8); 8. Presley Truedson (7)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:21.8: 1. Dustin Selvage (1); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 3. Don Droud Jr. (3); 4. Matt Juhl (4); 5. Bobby Mincer (7); 6. Ryan Giles (5); 7. Brendan Mullen (2); 8. Hunter Custer (8)

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Chris Martin (5); 2. Jordan Goldesberry (3); 3. Tyler Drueke (1); 4. AJ Moeller (4) / 5. Bobby Mincer (8); 6. Nathan Mills (9); 7. Presley Truedson (7); 8. Brendan Mullen (2); 9. Tim Estenson (6); 10. Joe Simbro (10); 11. Hunter Custer (12); 12. Landon Hansen (13); 13. Ben Brown (11) DNS – McKenna Haase

A main, 21 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Aaron Reutzel (1); 3. Austin McCarl (3); 4. Davey Heskin (10); 5. Carson McCarl (13); 6. Tasker Phillips (8); 7. Don Droud Jr. (17); 8. Matt Juhl (15); 9. Riley Goodno (11); 10. JJ Hickle (14); 11. Josh Schneiderman (9); 12. Ayrton Gennetten (16); 13. Dustin Selvage (19); 14. Sawyer Phillips (6); 15. Josh Higday (7); 16. Chris Martin (21); 17. Zach Hampton (18); 18. Tyler Drueke (23); 19. Mike Wagner (20); 20. AJ Moeller (24); 21. Lynton Jeffrey (2); 22. Justin Henderson (5); 23. Ryan Giles (12); 24. Jordan Goldesberry (22). Lap Leaders: Reutzel 1-8, Jeffrey 9-13, Reutzel 14, Brown 15-21. Hard-charger: Droud.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 5, Brady Forbrook, Morgan, MN (16), 16.788; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (14), 16.957; 3. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (3), 16.965; 4. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (10), 16.988; 5. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (7), 17.039; 6. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanborn, MN (24), 17.131; 7. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (26), 17.183; 8. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (2), 17.184; 9. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (1), 17.259; 10. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (18), 17.316; 11. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (5), 17.348; 12. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.390; 13. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (20), 17.461; 14. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (15), 17.468; 15. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (21), 17.475; 16. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (25), 17.480; 17. 7C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (4), 17.553; 18. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (12), 17.580; 19. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (22), 17.588; 20. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (13), 17.701; 21. 83, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (9), 17.807; 22. 7, Tyler Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA (6), 18.174; 23. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (17), 18.389; 24. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (23), 18.756; 25. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (11), 18.990; 26. 717, Garrett Alexander, New Virginia, IA (19), NT

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Kaleb Johnson (5); 2. Ryan Leavitt (1); 3. Davey Heskin (4); 4. Brady Forbrook (6); 5. Cam Martin (3); 6. Ricky Montgomery (7); 7. Tyler Lee (8); 8. John Anderson (9); 9. Alex Vande Voort (2)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.4: 1. Clint Garner (6); 2. Devin Kline (1); 3. Jamie Ball (4); 4. Aaron Reutzel (5); 5. Chase Randall (2); 6. Nathan Mills (3); 7. Ben Woods (8); 8. Collin Moyle (7); 9. Garrett Alexander (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.6: 1. Tony Rost (1); 2. Riley Goodno (2); 3. Calvin Landis (3); 4. Terry McCarl (6); 5. Christopher Thram (5); 6. Joe Beaver (4); 7. Austin Miller (7); 8. Alan Zoutte (8)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (6); 2. Terry McCarl (3); 3. Aaron Reutzel (2); 4. Jamie Ball (7); 5. Kaleb Johnson (5); 6. Calvin Landis (9); 7. Brady Forbrook (4); 8. Chase Randall (17); 9. Ryan Leavitt (13); 10. Joe Beaver (12); 11. Devin Kline (15); 12. Christopher Thram (8); 13. Tony Rost (11); 14. Collin Moyle (20); 15. Nathan Mills (14); 16. Tyler Lee (24); 17. Ricky Montgomery (16); 18. Alex Vande Voort (23); 19. John Anderson (21); 20. Austin Miller (18); 21. Alan Zoutte (22); 22. Davey Heskin (1); 23. Ben Woods (19); 24. Riley Goodno (10) DNS – Cam Martin, Garrett Alexander. Lap Leaders: Heskin 1, Reutzel 2, T. McCarl 3-10, Garner 11-18. Hard-charger: Randall.

A main Make-up from 4/23/22, 18 Laps, 5:57.6: 1. Aaron Reutzel (5); 2. Clint Garner (2); 3. Chase Randall (11); 4. Terry McCarl (1); 5. Kaleb Johnson (3); 6. Christopher Thram (7); 7. Calvin Landis (4); 8. Jamie Ball (20); 9. Riley Goodno (8); 10. Ryan Leavitt (9); 11. Tony Rost (13); 12. Tyler Lee (17); 13. Alex Vande Voort (12); 14. Nathan Mills (14); 15. Collin Moyle (10); 16. John Anderson (18); 17. Austin Miller (19); 18. Alan Zoutte (16); 19. Ben Woods (15); 20. Joe Beaver (6) DNS – 21, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO, Devin Kline, Garrett Alexander, Cam Martin. Lap Leaders: K. Johnson 1-5, Reutzel 6-18. Hard-charger: Ball.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 44, Scotty Johnson, Dallas, IA (1), 17.774; 2. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (4), 17.930; 3. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (9), 18.063; 4. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (7), 18.074; 5. 17X, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (10), 18.132; 6. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (5), 18.150; 7. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (6), 18.188; 8. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (8), 18.296; 9. 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA (3), 18.338; 10. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (11), 18.417; 11. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (15), 18.463; 12. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (14), 18.568; 13. 3TJ, Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, IA (12), 18.773; 14. 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (13), 19.354; 15. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (2), NT

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.7: 1. Jeff Wilke (1); 2. Mike Mayberry (3); 3. Tyler Groenendyk (4); 4. Matt Allen (2); 5. Kade Higday (5); 6. Scotty Johnson (6); 7. Joel Thorpe (7); 8. Josh Jones (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.2: 1. Matthew Stelzer (1); 2. Brandon Worthington (2); 3. Ryan Navratil (4); 4. Eric Bridger (6); 5. Mike Johnston (3); 6. Chase Young (5) DNS – Tyler Barrick

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Scotty Johnson (2); 2. Tyler Groenendyk (3); 3. Mike Mayberry (1); 4. Eric Bridger (4); 5. Brandon Worthington (9); 6. Matt Allen (11); 7. Kade Higday (5); 8. Matthew Stelzer (10); 9. Jeff Wilke (7); 10. Ryan Navratil (6); 11. Mike Johnston (12); 12. Chase Young (8); 13. Joel Thorpe (13); 14. Josh Jones (14) DNS – Tyler Barrick. Lap Leader: S. Johnson 1-15. Hard-charger: Allen.

 

 

Carson Macedo Bests 43-Car Knoxville Field!

Clint Garner Wins Thriller in 360’s; Mike Mayberry/Scotty Johnson Conquer Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 7, 2022) – A beautiful night at Knoxville Raceway saw a great crowd and great racing. Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo emerged victorious amongst a stout field of 43 410 sprint cars. The win was Macedo’s third, was worth $5,000 and came aboard the Jason Johnson Racing #41. Sioux Falls, South Dakota’s Clint Garner passed Terry McCarl late in traffic to take his 44th career 360 win. Mike Mayberry claimed his third career Pace Performance Pro Sprints win, while Scotty Johnson claimed his first ever win at Knoxville in the Pros make-up feature (from April 23).

Sam Hafertepe Jr. shot out from his pole position to lead early in the non-stop 20-lap 410 main event ahead of Tasker Phillips, Justin Henderson, Carson Macedo and Aaron Reutzel. Henderson was a master of the low side early, grabbing second from Phillips. Reutzel used the same line to pass Macedo for fourth, and then Phillips for third on lap three.

Macedo recovered to gain fourth from Phillips on lap four. Up front Henderson stuck the low side of turn one on lap six to take the point. On lap seven, Macedo wended his way past both Reutzel and Hafertepe to move into the second spot low in turn three.

Reutzel got past Hafertepe for third on lap nine, while the leaders got into lapped traffic just past the halfway point. For the second week in a row, Austin McCarl was on a charge, moving from row nine to sixth at one point.

Henderson cruised up front, but Macedo was slowly reeling him in. His winning pass came on the low side of turn one as he shot between Henderson and the berm. He never looked back to claim his third career win here.

Hafertepe recovered to finish second, ahead of Henderson, Reutzel and Kerry Madsen. Brian Brown, Austin McCarl, Gio Scelzi, Cory Eliason and Tasker Phillips rounded out the top ten. Tyler Courtney and Brown (quickest overall) set quick time over their respective groups. Reutzel, Tasker Phillips, Carson McCarl and Hafertepe won heats. Parker Price-Miller claimed the B main.

“It was just really technical there,” Macedo said of the track. “You had to be really patient when you were on the bottom, and really aggressive on the top. It was getting pretty thin and “ledgy.” Hats off to my team, it was a last-minute decision to come here. I’m really happy that we did. Any time you can get laps here at Knoxville is a plus. I got a decent start. I jumped into fourth, and I ended up in the middle one time. I remember Jason Meyers telling me never to be in the middle…be on the top or the bottom. Knoxville is just a really tricky racetrack. It’s all about track position, being in the right spots and connecting that grip at all times.”

Last week’s 360 winner, Terry McCarl, jumped out to a strong advantage early in the 18-lap feature ahead of Brady Forbrook, Joe Beaver, Jamie Ball and Garet Williamson. Beaver grabbed second early, but Clint Garner was on the move, shooting from sixth to third, after starting eighth.

On the day of the Kentucky Derby, this one was a two horse race by lap three, with Garner chasing McCarl. Kaleb Johnson climbed to third before spinning in turn two six laps in. The restart saw McCarl leading Garner, Williamson, Dylan Westbrook and Ball.

A lap later, Christian Bowman took a hard ride in turn one, destroying his sprinter. He was taken in for observation. On the restart, Garner narrowly missed contact with McCarl in turn one, while Ball jetted from fifth to third. On lap nine, Westbrook was running sixth when he slammed into the turn two wall, breaking his front end.

It would prove to be the last caution. McCarl shot out again and reached lapped traffic with two to go. On the white flag lap, a hesitation behind a lapper was all Garner needed to ride the high side around and take the advantage.

Garner would pull away to the checkers ahead of McCarl, Ball, Davey Heskin and hard-charger Chase Randall (from 18th). Beaver, Riley Goodno, Williamson, Ryan Roberts and Calvin Landis completed the top ten. Forbrook set quick time over the 30-car field, while Goodno, Johnson and Garner won heats. Ryan Leavitt took the B.

“It was a tough decision,” said Garner of his winning pass. “I’m here to win a championship. I can run second every night and win a championship. My whole crew was telling me to go for it. The cushion in one and two was scary. I got my tires up to temperature, and I want to win so bad. To beat Terry is very difficult to do. We couldn’t be prouder to beat him. He’s definitely made us step up our game, and he’s got all of our attention. It was a hard-earned battle.”

Mike Johnston led the first of two 15-lap Pro Sprints early over Brandon Worthington, Mike Mayberry, Tyler Groenendyk and Scotty Johnson. Worthington was good on the low groove, and claimed the lead on lap two before a Tyler Barrick spin brought caution.

After the restart, Mayberry rode high around Johnston into second on lap five and continued his momentum past Worthington to take the point on lap six. By lap nine, he was in lapped traffic. With four to go, Kade Higday stopped to set up a final dash.

Mayberry held his ground to win his third here ahead of Worthington, Johnston, Groenendyk and Matthew Stelzer. Johnson, Chase Young, Matt Allen, Jeff Wilke and Eric Bridger rounded out the top ten. Mayberry set quick time, and Johnston and Stelzer won heats.

“I was getting nervous,” said Mayberry of the late restart. “I tried to knock the front stretch wall down once there. It felt good from there, and as the race went on, the car felt better. We got it done.”

In the Pros make-up feature from April 23, Johnson showed the way from outside row one, ahead of Groenendyk, Wilke, Bridger and Worthington. Bridger and Wilke traded the third position on a pair of occasions, with Wilke holding the spot.

Up front, Johnson could not be headed. Groenendyk reeled him in twice, but could not mount a serious threat in the end. Wilke was third, ahead of Bridger and Matt Allen. Worthington, Mayberry, Young, Ryan Navritil and Johnston completed the top ten.

“I was hoping I could sit on the bottom, because last week we were falling back and couldn’t get our tight setup going,” said a jubilant Johnson in Victory Lane. “We made some huge adjustments for this week and it seemed to work out. I was thinking, ‘God, please don’t let me mess up!’ It feels so good! I went through some struggles back in 2019 (burns), and I went through a lot to get to this point. It wouldn’t be possible without these guys!”

Join us next Saturday, May 14, for Hy-Vee Night at Knoxville! All three sprint car divisions will be back in action, with 360’s making up their feature from April 23. For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trial Group A (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (8), 15.777; 2. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (17), 15.824; 3. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (16), 15.853; 4. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (7), 15.903; 5. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (2), 15.955; 6. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11), 15.978; 7. 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (10), 15.984; 8. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (15), 16.000; 9. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (19), 16.018; 10. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (14), 16.025; 11. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (20), 16.031; 12. 2KS, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (6), 16.037; 13. 11, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (3), 16.085; 14. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (22), 16.123; 15. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (5), 16.180; 16. 14, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (9), 16.181; 17. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (21), 16.390; 18. 19, Chris Windom, Canton, IL (4), 16.459; 19. 76, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (13), 16.551; 20. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (12), 16.642; 21. 19AZ, Tanner Thorson, Minden, NV (1), 16.650; 22. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (18), 17.802

Time Trial Group B (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (12), 15.764; 2. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (14), 15.915; 3. 41, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (7), 15.921; 4. 83JR, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (1), 15.988; 5. 26, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (3), 16.054; 6. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (13), 16.071; 7. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (19), 16.198; 8. 47BC, Emerson Axsom, Franklin, IN (5), 16.205; 9. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 16.207; 10. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (11), 16.285; 11. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (20), 16.355; 12. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.418; 13. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (18), 16.475; 14. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (6), 16.554; 15. 9K, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (10), 16.581; 16. 14T, Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND (9), 16.664; 17. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (21), 16.746; 18. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (16), 16.867; 19. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (17), 18.071; 20. 9H, Landon Hansen, Newton, IA (15), 19.763; 21. 6, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (4), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Aaron Reutzel (4); 2. Tyler Courtney (6); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 4. Gio Scelzi (5); 5. Mark Dobmeier (2); 6. Parker Price-Miller (7); 7. Bill Balog (9); 8. Tanner Thorson (11); 9. Josh Schneiderman (8); 10. Nathan Mills (10); 11. JJ Hickle (1)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.0: 1. Tasker Phillips (4); 2. Ayrton Gennetten (2); 3. Ryan Giles (1); 4. Sawyer Phillips (5); 5. Josh Higday (8); 6. Davey Heskin (6); 7. Rico Abreu (7); 8. AJ Moeller (3); 9. Bobby Mincer (10); 10. Chris Windom (9); 11. Joe Simbro (11)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.4: 1. Carson McCarl (2); 2. Carson Macedo (5); 3. Cory Eliason (4); 4. Matt Juhl (1); 5. Austin McCarl (3); 6. Brian Brown (6); 7. Kevin Thomas Jr. (8); 8. Chris Martin (7); 9. Dustin Selvage (9); 10. Ben Brown (10) DNS – Brandon Wimmer

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.5: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4); 2. Hunter Schuerenberg (2); 3. Justin Henderson (6); 4. Kerry Madsen (5); 5. Emerson Axsom (3); 6. Riley Goodno (1); 7. Tim Estenson (8); 8. Tyler Drueke (7); 9. Zach Hampton (9); 10. Landon Hansen (10)

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Parker Price-Miller (5); 2. Matt Juhl (2); 3. Rico Abreu (7); 4. Riley Goodno (4) / 5. JJ Hickle (3); 6. Bill Balog (11); 7. Chris Martin (6); 8. AJ Moeller (1); 9. Dustin Selvage (14); 10. Josh Schneiderman (9); 11. Chris Windom (13); 12. Tanner Thorson (19); 13. Bobby Mincer (17); 14. Tim Estenson (12); 15. Nathan Mills (15); 16. Ben Brown (18); 17. Kevin Thomas Jr. (10); 18. Zach Hampton (16); 19. Tyler Drueke (8); 20. Joe Simbro (21); 21. Landon Hansen (20) DNS – Josh Higday, Brandon Wimmer

A main (started), 20 Laps, 6:13.9: 1. Carson Macedo (5); 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1); 3. Justin Henderson (3); 4. Aaron Reutzel (4); 5. Kerry Madsen (10); 6. Brian Brown (8); 7. Austin McCarl (16); 8. Gio Scelzi (7); 9. Cory Eliason (6); 10. Tasker Phillips (2); 11. Hunter Schuerenberg (14); 12. Ayrton Gennetten (15); 13. Davey Heskin (11); 14. Rico Abreu (23); 15. Parker Price-Miller (21); 16. Lynton Jeffrey (13); 17. Sawyer Phillips (9); 18. Carson McCarl (12); 19. Matt Juhl (20); 20. Mark Dobmeier (17); 21. Riley Goodno (22); 22. Ryan Giles (19); 23. Emerson Axsom (18) DNS – Tyler Courtney. Lap Leaders: Hafertepe 1-5, Henderson 6-14, Macedo 15-20. Hard-charger: A. McCarl.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 5, Brady Forbrook, Morgan, MN (24), 16.620; 2. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.717; 3. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (27), 16.734; 4. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 16.736; 5. 24W, Garet Williamson, Kingdom City, MO (14), 16.783; 6. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (9), 16.846; 7. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.917; 8. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (20), 16.959; 9. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (22), 17.008; 10. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (18), 17.045; 11. 47X, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (30), 17.065; 12. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (1), 17.077; 13. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (16), 17.097; 14. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (19), 17.126; 15. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.134; 16. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (6), 17.156; 17. 7C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (2), 17.248; 18. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (29), 17.267; 19. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (12), 17.275; 20. 21, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO (26), 17.349; 21. 83, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (28), 17.371; 22. 5D, Jacob Dykstra, Port Colborne, ONT, Can. (25), 17.444; 23. 2, Chase Porter, St. Joseph, MO (5), 17.453; 24. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.623; 25. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (13), 17.636; 26. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (4), 17.642; 27. 7, Tyler Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA (23), 18.128; 28. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (17), 18.154; 29. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (10), 18.477; 30. 14, Aidan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (11), 18.828

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:07.0: 1. Riley Goodno (2); 2. Cam Martin (1); 3. Chase Randall (9); 4. Joe Beaver (4); 5. Terry McCarl (5); 6. Brady Forbrook (6); 7. Brady Forbrook (6); 8. Ryan Leavitt (7); 9. Ricky Montgomery (3); 10. John Anderson (10)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:05.5: 1. Kaleb Johnson (4); 2. Dylan Westbrook (3); 3. Christian Bowman (2); 4. Garet Williamson (5); 5. Jamie Ball (6); 6. Devin Kline (1); 7. Gunner Ramey (7); 8. Chase Porter (8); 9. Ben Woods (10); 10. Alan Zoutte (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:04.4: 1. Clint Garner (5); 2. Calvin Landis (2); 3. Nathan Mills (1); 4. Davey Heskin (6); 5. Ryan Roberts (3); 6. Collin Moyle (4); 7. Alex Vande Voort (8); 8. Tyler Lee (9); 9. Austin Miller (7); 10. Aidan Zoutte (10)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 3:10.2: 1. Ryan Leavitt (1); 2. Jacob Dykstra (3); 3. Chase Porter (4); 4. Tyler Lee (7) / 5. John Anderson (8); 6. Austin Miller (2); 7. Alan Zoutte (6); 8. Aidan Zoutte (10); 9. Ben Woods (9); 10. Alex Vande Voort (5)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (8); 2. Terry McCarl (2); 3. Jamie Ball (6); 4. Davey Heskin (7); 5. Chase Randall (18); 6. Joe Beaver (1); 7. Riley Goodno (10); 8. Garet Williamson (3); 9. Ryan Roberts (15); 10. Calvin Landis (11); 11. Collin Moyle (13); 12. Brady Forbrook (4); 13. Kaleb Johnson (5); 14. Ryan Leavitt (21); 15. Nathan Mills (16); 16. Jacob Dykstra (22); 17. Chase Porter (23); 18. Cam Martin (12); 19. Gunner Ramey (20); 20. Tyler Lee (24); 21. Devin Kline (19); 22. Dylan Westbrook (9); 23. Ricky Montgomery (17); 24. Christian Bowman (14). Lap Leaders: T. McCarl 1-16, Garner 17-20. Hard-charger: Randall.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (5), 17.904; 2. 44, Scotty Johnson, Dallas, IA (9), 17.941; 3. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (2), 17.976; 4. 17X, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (7), 18.059; 5. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (14), 18.171; 6. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (11), 18.176; 7. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (8), 18.205; 8. 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA (1), 18.347; 9. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (15), 18.395; 10. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (16), 18.524; 11. 3TJ, Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, IA (17), 18.649; 12. B29, JJ Beaver, Knoxville, IA (12), 18.678; 13. 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (10), 18.838; 14. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (6), 19.598; 15. 42J, Nick Guernsey, Burlington, IA (13), 20.091; 16. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (3), NT; 17. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (4), NT

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:54.7: 1. Mike Johnston (3); 2. Brandon Worthington (4); 3. Mike Mayberry (6); 4. Joel Thorpe (1); 5. Chase Young (2); 6. Eric Bridger (5); 7. Tyler Barrick (7); 8. Nick Guernsey (8); 9. Josh Jones (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.5: 1. Matthew Stelzer (2); 2. Jeff Wilke (4); 3. Scotty Johnson (6); 4. Tyler Groenendyk (5); 5. Matt Allen (3); 6. JJ Beaver (1); 7. Kade Higday (8); 8. Ryan Navratil (7)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Mike Mayberry (4); 2. Brandon Worthington (2); 3. Mike Johnston (1); 4. Tyler Groenendyk (6); 5. Matthew Stelzer (7); 6. Scotty Johnson (3); 7. Chase Young (10); 8. Matt Allen (9); 9. Jeff Wilke (5); 10. Eric Bridger (8); 11. Joel Thorpe (11); 12. JJ Beaver (12); 13. Ryan Navratil (15); 14. Nick Guernsey (16); 15. Tyler Barrick (13); 16. Kade Higday (14); 17. Josh Jones (17). Lap Leaders: Johnston 1, Worthington 2-5, Mayberry 6-15. Hard-charger: Mayberry.

A main April 23 Make-up (started), 15 Laps, 5:02.0: 1. Scotty Johnson (2); 2. Tyler Groenendyk (4); 3. Jeff Wilke (1); 4. Eric Bridger (3); 5. Matt Allen (8); 6. Brandon Worthington (6); 7. Mike Mayberry (5); 8. Chase Young (9); 9. Ryan Navratil (11); 10. Mike Johnston (7); 11. Joel Thorpe (10); 12. JJ Beaver (12) DNS – Tyler Barrick, Kade Higday, Josh Jones. Lap Leader: Johnson 1-15. Hard-charger: Allen.

 

 

Brian Brown Takes Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com Lead Towards Knoxville/Huset’s Weekend!

(Bill W) May 3, 2022, Monroe, IA – Grain Valley, Missouri’s Brian Brown has the early lead in the Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by OpenWheel101.com standings heading into a race weekend featuring both Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday and Huset’s Speedway in South Dakota Sunday.

Brown’s win at Knoxville on Saturday came ahead of Matt Juhl, Austin McCarl, Justin Henderson and Don Droud Jr. AJ Moeller picked up the $100 from OpenWheel101.com for quick time.

We’re up to $2,000 in the point fund, let’s keep it going all year long! Keep up to date with current points and schedule at www.OpenWheel101.com!

$100 OpenWheel101.com Quick Time Winners

4/23 – Justin Henderson (Knoxville)

4/30 – AJ Moeller (Knoxville)

Change in Focus

The Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com is shifting its focus a bit this season to the weekly racers at the Knoxville Raceway and Huset’s Speedway. In the past, 70-80 races have been traditionally scored in a nine-state region. In 2022, the series point races will be 410 sprint car events at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa, Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota and Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota.

In addition, OpenWheel101.com will be awarding $100 to the 410 quick qualifier at each weekly racing event (excluding special shows) at Knoxville.

“OpenWheel101.com is all about giving back to the racer,” says Bill Wright of OpenWheel101.com. “With the travel, tire costs and just the plain cost of running up and down the road, this supplementary point fund could be big for the local drivers. We also like to recognize those that give to the point fund with free advertising on the site. Of course, OpenWheel101.com is a great way to check out past race results, stories and video highlights from the World of Outlaws, USAC, All Stars, the ASCS and more. So, if you want to give to our traveling racers, and get some advertising out of it, this is the best way to do it!”

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Up Next…

Sat, May 7 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 8 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

2022 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)

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

2. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 40

3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 35

4. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 30

5. Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 25

6. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 20

7. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 18

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

9. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 14

10. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 12

11. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 10

12. Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN, 8

13. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 6

14. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 4

15. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 2

Tentative 2022 Races that will be counted for points with the Huset’s/Knoxville Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Sat, April 16 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Weather)

Sat, April 23 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Postponed)

Sat, April 30 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, May 7 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 8 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, May 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 15 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, May 21 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, May 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

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

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

Sat, June 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, June 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Fri, June 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO

Sat, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO

Sun, June 12 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, June 17 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA

Sat, June 18 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA

Sun, June 19 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Thu, June 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Fri, June 24 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Sat, June 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Sat, July 2 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 9 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 16 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 17 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, July 23 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 24 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, July 30 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) All Stars

Sun, July 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, August 7 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Capitani Classic

Wed, August 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals

Thu, August 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals

Fri, August 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals

Sat, August 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals

Thu, August 18 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals

Fri, August 19 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals

Sat, August 20 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals

Sat, August 27 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, August 28 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, September 3 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl

Sun, September 4 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl

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

1. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 1279 (2)

2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 1061 (7)

3. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 1036 (7)

4. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 829 (5)

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

6. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 800 (5)

7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 608 (1)

8. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 572

9. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 571

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

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)

 

 

Brian Brown Ties Steve Kinser On All-Time Feature Win List at Knoxville!

Terry McCarl Debuts in 360’s with Win; Defending Champ Tyler Groenendyk Wins in Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 30, 2022) – Brian Brown won for the 57th time in 410 action at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night matching Steve Kinser’s illustrious win total at the famed half-mile. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver pocketed $5,000 for his win aboard the Brian Brown Racing #21. Terry McCarl, who will run in the 360 class this season, started off things in spectacular fashion with victory, and Tyler Groenendyk picked up his fifth career win with the Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance on a cold, windy night at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World.”

Matt Juhl took off from his starting spot on the pole to lead early in the 20-lap 410 feature. With a lap in the books, AJ Moeller climbed a competitor’s right rear and took a wild ride through turns one and two. He walked away.

Juhl led Brown, Justin Henderson, Davey Heskin and Carson McCarl back to green. McCarl quickly took fourth before Tasker Phillips, who was running in the top ten had an attempted slider end up in the turn two wall. He was o.k.

The restart was Brown’s chance, and he took advantage, sliding in front of Juhl to take the point. Motor issues for Josh Higday slowed things again two laps later. That negated a pass that Don Droud Jr. had made to enter the top five, but it didn’t deter the veteran, as he shot from sixth to fourth when the green fell again.

Jordan Goldesberry was the next to have issues with 11 to go. The next restart saw Carson McCarl obliterate the cone, costing him a spot. Brown then led Juhl, Henderson, Droud and Austin McCarl, who started 17th. Droud took third from Henderson, and Austin McCarl followed into fourth. The good battle also saw Carson McCarl get back in the fray before Lynton Jeffrey ran out of fuel with nine to go.

A fuel only open red flag period was instituted. The last nine laps saw Brown pull away as he got his just deserts in Victory Lane. Juhl held on for second, with hard-charger Austin McCarl completing the podium. Henderson, Droud, Carson McCarl, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Heskin, Chris Martin (from 23rd) and Ayrton Gennetten completed the top ten. AJ Moeller set quick time over the 30-car field, while Brown, Heskin and Hafertepe were heat winners. Tyler Drueke claimed the B.

“One guy doesn’t deserve to be in the same sentence with the other guy, and that’s Steve Kinser,” said Brown about his historic win. “He paved the way for guys like us. He’s one of my heroes. To have my name alongside his, as a feature winner here is pretty awesome. I’m proud of all of my guys. We had probably the roughest week we’ve had. We had some stuff that went on in the shop and we just had to keep working and working. These guys never quit.”

Before a lap could be completed in the 18-lap 360 feature, Ryan Leavitt turned his car over, collecting Shayle Bade and Alan Zoutte. All were o.k. Terry McCarl led from outside row one ahead of Clint Garner and rookie Chase Randall. Two laps in, Tony Rost caught the inside berm in turn three and shot across the track to the wall, flipping. Devin Kline was caught in the melee, with his top wing sheared off. No one was hurt.

Joe Beaver got upside down in turn one on the restart. He too was ok. McCarl led Garner, Randall, Garet Williamson and Brady Forbrook back to green flag racing. Kaleb Johnson shot from sixth to fourth before Calvin Landis came to a stop on the frontstretch, bringing the last caution with seven to go.

After the restart, McCarl and Garner separated themselves from the rest of the pack. The leaders were in traffic by lap eight. Garner reeled in McCarl a pair of times, but it was to no avail. McCarl’s ninth career 360 win at Knoxville came ahead of Garner, Johnson, Randall and Williamson. Forbrook, hard-charger Christian Bowman, Jamie Ball, Nathan Mills and Riley Goodno rounded out the top ten. Garner set quick time over the 24-car field, while Cam Martin, Mills and McCarl won heat races.

“It always feels good to win,” said McCarl in Victory Lane. “With Clint and all these guys…it certainly helped to start on the front row. This wind is doing crazy stuff. I want to thank Don Long for letting me do this (the 360 class). We almost did this last year. I just don’t want to race against my sons. I’m really a competitive person and it throws me off if they’re on the racetrack. I’m always wanting them to do well.”

Brandon Worthington led the 15-lap Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance feature in the early going ahead of Eric Bridger, Mike Mayberry, Tyler Groenendyk and Kade Higday. A caution for Josh Jones on lap two saw a Tyler Barrick tip over on the restart. He was o.k.

Once green, Higday asserted himself on the high side, going from fifth to third, and then capturing second from Bridger on lap four. Meanwhile, Groenendyk took fourth from Mayberry. Eight laps in, disaster would strike for Higday when he slowed and exited, bringing out the caution.

With seven laps to go, Worthington led Bridger, Groenendyk, Mayberry and Jeff Wilke back to green. Groenendyk shot around Bridger on the restart. With four laps to go, he used the cushion to take the point. Worthington made one last charge on the low side and fell just .081 of a second short in his quest for the win.

Following Groenendyk across the line were Worthington, Mayberry, Bridger and hard-charger Matthew Stelzer. Matt Allen, Wilke, Chase Young, Mike Johnston and JJ Beaver completed the top ten. Worthington set quick time, and heats were won by Higday and Stelzer.

“I think I was o.k. (at the end) there, but definitely wasn’t great,” said Groenendyk of the close finish. “I knew he had to be close. I got going really good after that restart, and kind of started getting tight at the end. I knew I had to get my act together. I probably wasn’t going to pull this one off, but thankfully, the last few laps were just enough to get it done.”

Join us next Saturday, May 7, for Busch Light Night at Knoxville! All three sprint car divisions will be back in action. For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (15), 14.917 ($100 from OpenWheel101.com); 2. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (5), 14.918; 3. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (18), 15.009; 4. 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (30), 15.081; 5. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 15.137; 6. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (4), 15.158; 7. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (24), 15.176; 8. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (9), 15.236; 9. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (3), 15.244; 10. 1M, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (22), 15.275; 11. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (7), 15.295; 12. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (10), 15.345; 13. 14, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (27), 15.366; 14. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (29), 15.370; 15. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (14), 15.372; 16. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (17), 15.374; 17. 76, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (8), 15.407; 18. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (16), 15.459; 19. 2KS, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (28), 15.509; 20. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (6), 15.510; 21. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (2), 15.510; 22. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (1), 15.522; 23. 6, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (21), 15.544; 24. 14T, Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND (26), 15.585; 25. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (23), 15.632; 26. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (12), 15.791; 27. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (25), 15.875; 28. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (11), 15.907; 29. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (13), 16.050; 30. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (19), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.3: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Austin McCarl (1); 3. Josh Higday (2); 4. Don Droud Jr. (3); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 6. Ryan Giles (7); 7. AJ Moeller (6); 8. Chris Martin (9); 9. Jordan Goldesberry (8); 10. Ben Brown (10)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.2: 1. Davey Heskin (4); 2. Sawyer Phillips (2); 3. Justin Henderson (6); 4. Tasker Phillips (3); 5. Carson McCarl (5); 6. Brandon Wimmer (8); 7. Nathan Mills (1); 8. Tyler Drueke (7); 9. Bobby Mincer (9); 10. Joe Simbro (10)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.0: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1); 2. Josh Schneiderman (2); 3. Riley Goodno (3); 4. Roger Crockett (4); 5. Matt Juhl (6); 6. Ayrton Gennetten (5); 7. Kaleb Johnson (7); 8. Dustin Selvage (9); 9. Tim Estenson (8) DNS – JJ Hickle

B main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Tyler Drueke (1); 2. Kaleb Johnson (2); 3. Chris Martin (5); 4. Jordan Goldesberry (3) / 5. Tim Estenson (4); 6. JJ Hickle (10); 7. Dustin Selvage (7); 8. Joe Simbro (9); 9. Bobby Mincer (6); 10. Ben Brown (8)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (3); 2. Matt Juhl (1); 3. Austin McCarl (17); 4. Justin Henderson (4); 5. Don Droud Jr. (10); 6. Carson McCarl (7); 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (15); 8. Davey Heskin (2); 9. Chris Martin (23); 10. Ayrton Gennetten (8); 11. Riley Goodno (11); 12. Brandon Wimmer (20); 13. Roger Crockett (9); 14. Josh Schneiderman (14); 15. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 16. Ryan Giles (18); 17. Tyler Drueke (21); 18. Nathan Mills (19); 19. Kaleb Johnson (22); 20. Jordan Goldesberry (24); 21. Josh Higday (16); 22. Sawyer Phillips (12); 23. Tasker Phillips (13); 24. AJ Moeller (5). Lap Leaders: Juhl 1-4, Brown 5-20. Hard-charger: A. McCarl.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (8), 15.790; 2. 5, Brady Forbrook, Morgan, MN (2), 15.864; 3. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (13), 15.919; 4. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (10), 15.920; 5. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (5), 15.964; 6. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (21), 15.968; 7. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (24), 15.980; 8. 24W, Garet Williamson, Kingdom City, MO (6), 15.986; 9. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (15), 16.002; 10. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.068; 11. 21, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO (4), 16.087; 12. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (14), 16.124; 13. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (19), 16.147; 14. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (12), 16.204; 15. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.264; 16. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (22), 16.268; 17. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (11), 16.354; 18. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (1), 16.355; 19. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (16), 16.374; 20. 7C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (20), 16.415; 21. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (23), 16.507; 22. 22W, Aaron Werner, Colman, SD (17), 16.842; 23. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (3), 16.877; 24. 03, Shayle Bade, Lincoln, NE (18), 17.304.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.7: 1. Cam Martin (1); 2. Clint Garner (6); 3. Kaleb Johnson (4); 4. Ryan Leavitt (3); 5. Christian Bowman (7); 6. Jamie Ball (5); 7. Collin Moyle (2); 8. Aaron Werner (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.1: 1. Nathan Mills (1); 2. Garet Williamson (4); 3. Ricky Montgomery (2); 4. Chase Randall (5); 5. Brady Forbrook (6); 6. Gunner Ramey (3); 7. Devin Kline (7); 8. John Anderson (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.3: 1. Terry McCarl (4); 2. Alex Vande Voort (1); 3. Riley Goodno (2); 4. Calvin Landis (5); 5. Tony Rost (3); 6. Joe Beaver (6); 7. Shayle Bade (8); 8. Alan Zoutte (7)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (2); 2. Clint Garner (4); 3. Kaleb Johnson (6); 4. Chase Randall (1); 5. Garet Williamson (5); 6. Brady Forbrook (3); 7. Christian Bowman (19); 8. Jamie Ball (9); 9. Nathan Mills (12); 10. Riley Goodno (14); 11. Calvin Landis (8); 12. Cam Martin (11); 13. Gunner Ramey (17); 14. Collin Moyle (18); 15. Aaron Werner (23); 16. John Anderson (24); 17. Ricky Montgomery (13); 18. Joe Beaver (7); 19. Alex Vande Voort (15); 20. Tony Rost (16); 21. Devin Kline (20); 22. Ryan Leavitt (10); 23. Alan Zoutte (21); 24. Shayle Bade (22). Lap Leader: T. McCarl 1-18. Hard-charger: Bowman.

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (16), 17.058; 2. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (14), 17.196; 3. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.203; 4. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (12), 17.327; 5. 44, Scotty Johnson, Dallas, IA (4), 17.355; 6. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (11), 17.378; 7. 17X, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (10), 17.441; 8. 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA (8), 17.488; 9. 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (5), 17.501; 10. 3TJ, Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, IA (3), 17.549; 11. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (7), 17.560; 12. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (2), 17.625; 13. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (6), 17.711; 14. B29, JJ Beaver, Knoxville, IA (13), 18.093; 15. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (9), 19.006; 16. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (1), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:43.9: 1. Kade Higday (1); 2. Tyler Barrick (2); 3. Tyler Groenendyk (3); 4. Jeff Wilke (5); 5. Scotty Johnson (4); 6. Brandon Worthington (6); 7. Mike Johnston (7); 8. Ryan Navratil (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:46.9: 1. Matthew Stelzer (1); 2. Eric Bridger (4); 3. Mike Mayberry (6); 4. Joel Thorpe (2); 5. Matt Allen (3); 6. Chase Young (5); 7. JJ Beaver (7); 8. Josh Jones (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Tyler Groenendyk (5); 2. Brandon Worthington (1); 3. Mike Mayberry (4); 4. Eric Bridger (2); 5. Matthew Stelzer (10); 6. Matt Allen (11); 7. Jeff Wilke (3); 8. Chase Young (9); 9. Mike Johnston (13); 10. JJ Beaver (14); 11. Scotty Johnson (7); 12. Joel Thorpe (12); 13. Ryan Navratil (15); 14. Kade Higday (8); 15. Tyler Barrick (6); 16. Josh Jones (16). Lap Leaders: Worthington 1-10, Groenendyk 11-15. Hard-charger: Stelzer.

 

 

Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com To Focus on Knoxville/Huset’s/Jackson This Season – Donate to the Point Fund!

(Bill W) April 25, 2022, Monroe, IA – The Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com is shifting its focus a bit this season to the weekly racers at the Knoxville Raceway and Huset’s Speedway. In the past, 70-80 races have been traditionally scored in a nine-state region. In 2022, the series point races will be 410 sprint car events at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa, Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota and Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota.

In addition, OpenWheel101.com will be awarding $100 to the 410 quick qualifier at each weekly racing event (excluding special shows) at Knoxville. Saturday’s first beneficiary was Justin Henderson!

“OpenWheel101.com is all about giving back to the racer,” says Bill Wright of OpenWheel101.com. “With the travel, tire costs and just the plain cost of running up and down the road, this supplementary point fund could be big for the local drivers. We also like to recognize those that give to the point fund with free advertising on the site. Of course, OpenWheel101.com is a great way to check out past race results, stories and video highlights from the World of Outlaws, USAC, All Stars, the ASCS and more. So, if you want to give to our traveling racers, and get some advertising out of it, this is the best way to do it!”

Sponsors are being sought to grow the point fund for the series sixth 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…

Sat, April 30 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Tentative 2022 Races that will be counted for points with the Huset’s/Knoxville Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Sat, April 16 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Weather)

Sat, April 23 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Postponed)

Sat, April 30 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, May 7 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 8 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, May 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 15 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, May 21 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, May 22 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, May 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

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

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

Sat, June 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, June 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Fri, June 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO

Sat, June 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO

Sun, June 12 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Fri, June 17 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA

Sat, June 18 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) NOSA

Sun, June 19 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) NOSA

Thu, June 23 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Fri, June 24 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Sat, June 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) WoO

Sat, July 2 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 9 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 16 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 17 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, July 23 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 24 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, July 30 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) All Stars

Sun, July 31 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sun, August 7 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Capitani Classic

Wed, August 10 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals

Thu, August 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals

Fri, August 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals

Sat, August 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Knoxville Nationals

Thu, August 18 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals

Fri, August 19 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals

Sat, August 20 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Jackson Nationals

Sat, August 27 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, August 28 – Huset’s Speedway (SD)

Sat, September 3 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl

Sun, September 4 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) Bull Haulers Brawl

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

1. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 1279 (2)

2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 1061 (7)

3. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 1036 (7)

4. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 829 (5)

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

6. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 800 (5)

7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 608 (1)

8. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 572

9. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 571

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

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)

 

 

Rain Halts Knoxville After Heats; Features to Be Made Up at a Later Date

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 23, 2022) – The Knoxville Raceway did what it could to thwart Mother Nature’s Spring Iowa onslaught, but the rains arrived after the heat races on Saturday night. The features for the 410, 360 and Pace Performance Pro Sprints will all be made up at a later date.

Before the rains, Justin Henderson set the standard in time trials with the 410’s at 14.887 seconds. Heats were won by defending track champion Davey Heskin, Sawyer Phillips and Austin McCarl. McCarl and AJ Moeller will pace the make-up feature.

In the 360 class, Calvin Landis locked in quick time at 16.020. Clint Garner, Christopher Thram and rookie Chase Randall won heats. Terry McCarl and Garner will start up front in the make-up event at a later date.

In the Pro Sprints, Scotty Johnson was quickest at 17.068 seconds. Eric Bridger and Matt Allen won heats. Jeff Wilke and Tyler Barrick will start up front in the 15-lap make-up.

Join us next Saturday, April 30, for more Knoxville Raceway action! All three divisions will be in competition. It’s a special week for the 360 class, who will battle for $3,000 as part of the double bonus night to win with the Midwest Power Series in conjunction with Jackson Motorplex. For more information, visit or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (12), 14.887 ($100 from OpenWheel101.com); 2. 83JR, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (8), 15.043; 3. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (4), 15.148; 4. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (5), 15.152; 5. 25, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (7), 15.236; 6. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (6), 15.296; 7. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (18), 15.318; 8. 14, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (11), 15.324; 9. 2, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (23), 15.334; 10. 2KS, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (16), 15.378; 11. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 15.411; 12. 88, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (22), 15.451; 13. 2M, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (19), 15.469; 14. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (21), 15.585; 15. 14T, Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND (20), 15.618; 16. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (1), 15.621; 17. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (2), 15.751; 18. 7W, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (9), 16.043; 19. 76, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (13), 16.120; 20. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.226; 21. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (15), 16.451; 22. 9H, Landon Hansen, Newton, IA (10), 18.314; 23. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (3), 19.393

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Davey Heskin (2); 2. Aaron Reutzel (4); 3. Justin Henderson (6); 4. Brian Brown (5); 5. Chris Martin (1); 6. Ryan Giles (3); 7. Nathan Mills (7); 8. Landon Hansen (8)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:06.9: 1. Sawyer Phillips (2); 2. Kerry Madsen (6); 3. Bobby Mincer (1); 4. Josh Higday (4); 5. Tasker Phillips (3); 6. JJ Hickle (5); 7. Carson McCarl (8); 8. Riley Goodno (7)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.0: 1. Austin McCarl (3); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 3. Dustin Selvage (1); 4. Matt Juhl (6); 5. AJ Moeller (5); 6. Tim Estenson (2); 7. Ben Brown (7)

Make-up A main (Lineup), 20 Laps: 1. Austin McCarl; 2. AJ Moeller; 3. Lynton Jeffrey; 4. Aaron Reutzel; 5. Brian Brown; 6. Matt Juhl; 7. Justin Henderson; 8. Kerry Madsen; 9. JJ Hickle; 10. Josh Higday; 11. Davey Heskin; 12. Sawyer Phillips; 13. Tasker Phillips; 14. Ryan Giles; 15. Bobby Mincer; 16. Dustin Selvage; 17. Chris Martin; 18. Tim Estenson; 19. Nathan Mills; 20. Ben Brown; 21. Riley Goodno; 22. Carson McCarl; 23. Landon Hansen

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (13), 16.020; 2. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (11), 16.035; 3. 8, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (15), 16.040; 4. 21, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO (7), 16.059; 5. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (4), 16.099; 6. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (1), 16.11; 7. 7C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.122; 8. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.195; 9. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (22), 16.237; 10. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (3), 16.312; 11. 4W, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.312; 12. 99, Tony Rost, Omaha, NE (6), 16.438; 13. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (10), 16.446; 14. 24T, Christopher Thram, Sanborn, MN (21), 16.470; 15. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (16), 16.493; 16. 83, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (19), 16.511; 17. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (2), 16.523; 18. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (18), 16.626; 19. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (12), 16.665; 20. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (23), 16.856; 21. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (9), 16.930; 22. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (20), 17.298; 23. 717, Garrett Alexander, New Virginia, IA (24), 18.655; 24. 7, Tyler Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA (17), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.3: 1. Clint Garner (3); 2. Riley Goodno (2); 3. Austin Miller (1); 4. Devin Kline (4); 5. Calvin Landis (6); 6. Gunner Ramey (5); 7. Nathan Mills (7); 8. John Anderson (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:56.6: 1. Christopher Thram (2); 2. Joe Beaver (6); 3. Jamie Ball (3); 4. Kaleb Johnson (5); 5. Cam Martin (1); 6. Collin Moyle (4); 7. Garrett Alexander (8); 8. Alan Zoutte (7)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.1: 1. Chase Randall (1); 2. Aaron Reutzel (6); 3. Alex Vande Voort (2); 4. Terry McCarl (5); 5. Ryan Leavitt (4); 6. Tony Rost (3); 7. Ben Woods (7); 8. Tyler Lee (8)

Make-up A main (Lineup), 18 Laps: 1. Terry McCarl; 2. Clint Garner; 3. Kaleb Johnson; 4. Calvin Landis; 5. Joe Beaver; 6. Aaron Reutzel; 7. Devin Kline; 8. Jamie Ball; 9. Ryan Leavitt; 10. Riley Goodno; 11. Chase Randall; 12. Austin Miller; 13. Alex Vande Voort; 14. Tony Rost; 15. Cam Martin; 16. John Anderson; 17. Ben Woods; 18. Alan Zoutte; 19. Garrett Alexander; 20. Nathan Mills; 21. Tyler Lee; 22. Collin Moyle; 23. Christopher Thram; 24. Gunner Ramey

Pro Series Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 44, Scotty Johnson, Dallas, IA (15), 17.068; 2. 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (5), 17.198; 3. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (10), 17.254; 4. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (3), 17.294; 5. 17X, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (8), 17.294; 6. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (4), 17.313; 7. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (2), 17.316; 8. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (9), 17.437; 9. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (14), 17.484; 10. 3TJ, Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, IA (13), 17.537; 11. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (11), 17.655; 12. 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA (7), 17.827; 13. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (1), 18.225; 14. 12P, Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, IA (12), 18.564; 15. B29, JJ Beaver, Knoxville, IA (6), 19.328

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Eric Bridger (3); 2. Chase Young (1); 3. Kade Higday (2); 4. Tyler Groenendyk (4); 5. Scotty Johnson (6); 6. Brandon Worthington (5); 7. JJ Beaver (8); 8. Josh Jones (7)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.3: 1. Matt Allen (1); 2. Mike Johnston (3); 3. Mike Mayberry (4); 4. Jeff Wilke (5); 5. Tyler Barrick (6); 6. Joel Thorpe (2); 7. Ryan Navratil (7)

Make-up A main (Lineup), 15 Laps: 1. Jeff Wilke; 2. Tyler Barrick; 3. Eric Bridger; 4. Scotty Johnson; 5. Mike Mayberry; 6. Tyler Groenendyk; 7. Mike Johnston; 8. Brandon Worthington; 9. Kade Higday; 10. Matt Allen; 11. Chase Young; 12. Joel Thorpe; 13. Ryan Navratil; 14. JJ Beaver; 15. Josh Jones

 

 

4/9/22

Lake Ozark Speedway

Eldon, MO

Jason Johnson Classic

WoO

Xtreme Sprint Car Series

38 WoO/POWRi 410 cars

35 Xtreme/POWRi-WAR cars

WoO/POWRi 410’s

Cars were split into two flights of qualifying. Jacob Allen (16th car out to time) set quick time in the first group and overall on the 3/10-mile oval at 11.464 seconds. Brady Bacon (6th car out) was second quick, followed by Logan Schuchart (19th), David Gravel (15th) and Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5th). Kyle Bellm failed to get a time in. Brad Sweet (1st car out) was quickest in the second group at 11.588 seconds. Brock Zearfoss (2nd) was second quick, followed by Spencer Bayston (6th), Sheldon Haudenschild (10th) and Gio Scelzi (14th).

Heat one (started): 1. Allen 1a (1) 2. Schuchart (2) 3. Brent Marks 19 (4) 4. Brian Brown 21 (5) 5. Aaron Reutzel 8 (7) / 6. Hafertepe Jr. 15H (3) 7. Ayrton Gennetten 3 (6) 8. Riley Goodno 22 (9) 9. Kyle Bellm 50K (10) 10. Jake Neuman 3N (8)

The 10-lap heat took the top two to the Dash and the top five to the feature. Allen led throughout, though Schuchart put on a good battle up front. By the halfway point, Reutzel had moved up from seventh to get by Hafertepe for the fifth and final transfer. He took a late shot at Brown but came up short.

Heat two (started): 1. Gravel 2 (2) 2. Bacon 21H (1) 3. Hunter Schuerenberg 55 (4) 4. Carson Macedo 41 (3) 5. Tyler Courtney 7BC (6) / 6. Kraig Kinser 11K (7) 7. Brian Bell 23B (5) 8. Joe B. Miller 51B (8) 9. Gunner Ramey 21R (9)

Bacon led Gravel, Macedo and Schuerenberg early. Schuerenberg slid by Macedo for third on lap two. On lap four, Kinser used the low side to propel from seventh to fourth. That started a duel for the last two transfer spots between Courtney, who grabbed fourth on lap seven, Kinser and Macedo. A 360 spin by Ramey set up a two lap Dash for the last two spots. A couple of death slides by Macedo gave him fourth, while Courtney came back and snookered the last spot from Kinser on the last lap.

Heat three (started): 1. Sweet 49 (1) 2. Bayston 5 (2) 3. Scelzi 18 (3) 4. Donny Schatz 15 (5) 5. James McFadden 83 (4) / 6. Jason Sides 7s (6) 7. Bill Balog 17B (7) 8. Noah Gass 20G (8) 9. Alan Gilbertson 97 (10) 10. Bill Rose 6 (9)

Sweet led the distance over Bayston. Scelzi moved past McFadden for third on lap two. Schatz calculated in fifth and stole fourth from McFadden in the final corner.

Heat four (started): 1. Zearfoss 3z (1) 2. Haudenschild 17 (2) 3. Rico Abreu 24 (4) 4. JJ Hickle 25 (6) 5. Scotty Thiel 73 (3) / 6. Kevin Thomas Jr. 9K (8) 7. Zach Hampton 35 (5) 8. Garet Williamson 24w (7) DNS – Ben Brown 7B

Zearfoss went wire to wire. Hickle, in his first night in Brandon Ikenberry’s 25, was impressive. He moved from sixth to fourth by the second lap.

Dash (started): 1. Allen (1) 2. Bayston (2) 3. Bacon (4) 4. Gravel (3) 5. Sweet (5) 6. Zearfoss (8) 7. Schuchart (6) 8. Haudenschild (7)

The 10-lapper set the first four rows for the feature. Allen, Bayston and Bacon remained in their spots throughout. Haudenschild got into the turn one wall at the halfway point, and would return for the feature after replacing the front end. Schuchart also exited early.

B main (started): 1. Hafertepe Jr. (1) 2. Kinser (3) 3. Hampton (2) 4. Balog (8) / 5. Thomas Jr. (6) 6. Gennetten (5) 7. Gass (10) 8. Bell (7) 9. Miller (11) 10. Bellm (12) 11. Goodno (9) 12. Neuman (16) 13. Gilbertson (13) 14. Rose (17) 15. Be. Brown (15) 16. Sides (4) 17. Ramey (14) DNS – Williamson

The 12-lapper took the top four to the tail of the feature. Hafertepe Jr., Kinser and Hampton locked down the top three spots early. Sides worked by Gennetten for the final transfer on lap two. Thomas Jr. worked around Sides for the spot on lap three. Balog was slowly moving up from eighth and reeling in Thomas for the final transfer spot. Using momentum on the high side of turn four, he shot by for the spot at the checkers by about a tenth of a second.

A main (started): 1. Allen (1) 2. Bayston (2) 3. Gravel (4) 4. Schuchart (7) 5. Sweet (5) 6. Zearfoss (6) 7. Abreu (12) 8. Marks (9) 9. Scelzi (11) 10. Haudenschild (8) 11. Schuerenberg (10) 12. Schatz (15) 13. McFadden (19) 14. Reutzel (17) 15. Br. Brown (13) 16. Macedo (14) 17. Bacon (3) 18. Courtney (18) 19. Kinser (22) 20. Thiel (20) 21. Hampton (23) 22. Hickle (16) 23. Balog (24) 24. Hafertepe Jr. (21)

The race was scheduled for 41 laps, but reduced to 30 due to deteriorating track conditions. Allen jumped out to lead early over Bayston and Bacon. Bacon used the low side to gain second on lap two. Schuchart advanced into the top five behind Gravel, who rode fourth. The leaders were in lapped traffic by lap eight. In heavy lapped traffic, Bacon worked by Allen to lead lap 12. In good racing, Allen got back by the following lap. By the halfway point, rubber down conditions were evident on the low side. In trying to get by a lapper, the leader slowed, and Bacon shot by to lead lap 20. He held that spot until Allen butted under him, making contact twice to take the lead with two to go. Shortly after, Bacon would blow his right rear. Allen went on to win ahead of Bayston and Gravel. McFadden was the hard-charger.

Xtreme/POWRi-WAR Sprints

Four heat race groups qualified together. Brady Bacon (13.846), Chad Boespflug (14.235), Wesley Smith (13.975) and Kory Schudy (14.583) set quick time for their respective groups.

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. CJ Leary 77m (3*) 2. Carson Short 21s (2*) 3. Brady Bacon 98 (4*) 4. Kyle Shipley 17GP (7*) 5. Jake Swanson 21AZ (6) 6. Wyatt Burks 11w (5) 7. Ricky Lewis 41L (8) 8. Zach Clark 26 (9) DQ (Scales, Crossed 1st) Robert Ballou 12

8-lap heats were inverted four by time and added passing points to determine the top 16 spots locked into the feature. Ballou led the distance, but missed the scales, resulting in a DQ and entertainment on the track the rest o fthe night. Bacon got off to a rough start, backing up to fifth, but was into what would eventually be the third spot after getting by Burks on lap three.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Alex Bright 20 (1*) 2. Isaac Chapple 52 (3*) 3. Chad Boespflug 2B (4*) 4. Dustin Clark 75 (2*) 5. Katlynn Leer 77K (6) 6. Sam Wagner 73 (5) 7. Bryson Smith 33 (9) 8. Zach Daum 31 (8) 9. Steven Russell 91 (7)

Bright towed from PA and led wire to wire. Daum got loose on lap three and collected Russell. Both would exit before another green flag lap was run. The restart saw Bright leading Clark, Chapple, Boespflug and S. Wagner back to green. Chapple would work up to second with two laps to go, and Boespflug would follow him by Clark on lap seven to take third.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Shane Cockrum 66 (1*) 2. Mario Clouser 6 (3*) 3. W. Smith 44 (4) 4. Jason McDougal 67 (2*) 5. Dallas Hewitt 21H (7) 6. Shain Kaiser 40s (8) 7. Landon Simon 24 (6) 8. Cody Baker 38 (5) DNS – Brad Wyatt 41

Cockrum led McDougal early, who drove the Kunz entry with Buddy Kofoid winning in PA at Lincoln in the Indy Race Parts car. W. Smith was running fourth when he contacted Clouser and spun a lap in. It also collected Simon, who spun another lap in. By then, W. Smith was back up to fifth. On that restart, Baker caught the turn one infield tire and took a series of flips. He was ok, but done for the night. W. Smith used the low side to get by Clouser for third on lap four, but Clouser came back by with three to go. The two exchanged the spot while going high and low around McDougal. Clouser would grab second in a great race in the last corner.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Jack Wagner 77 (2*) 2. Matt Westfall 33m (1*) 3. Brandon Mattox 28M (3*) 4. Schudy 28 (4*) 5. Anthony Nicholson 16 (5) 6. Dennis Gile 13 (6) 7. Jadon Rogers 14 (7) 8. Rob Caho Jr. 78 (8)

J. Wagner led the distance, followed by Westfall. Mattox and Schudy battled back and forth for the third spot, exchanging it three times with Mattox taking over for good with three to go.

B main (started): 1. Ballou (12) 2. Swanson (1) 3. Hewitt (3) 4. Nicholson (4) 5. Leer (2) 6. Daum (14) / 7. Simon (8) 8. Rogers (11) 9. Burks (5) 10. Lewis (9) 11. Clark (13) 12. Kaiser (7) 13. S. Wagner (6) 14. B. Smith (10) DNS – Wyatt, Gile, Baker, Caho, Russell

The 12-lapper took the top six to the feature. Simon contacted another car, got loose and collected B. Smith who got upside down on the first lap. Ballou was also caught, but returned after a visit to the work area. He was back into a transfer spot a lap after the restart, went from sixth to fourth on lap two, and was second by lap three. He took the lead on lap four and checked out. Nicholson dropped back before climbing back to third by lap five. Leer passed Hewitt for fourth on lap eight. S. Wagner stopped on lap 11, setting up one final restart. Daum was able to get by Simon for the final transfer at the checkers.

A main (started): 1. Leary (1) 2. Ballou (17) 3. Cockrum (9) 4. Westfall (12) 5. McDougal (15) 6. W. Smith (8) 7. J. Wagner (2) 8. Schudy (13) 9. Swanson (18) 10. Chapple (3) 11. Daum (22) 12. Clouser (4) 13. Leer (21) 14. Bacon (5) 15. D. Clark (14) 16. Burks (23, prov.) 17. Boespflug (6) 18. Nicholson (20) 19. Hewitt (19) 20. Mattox (11) 21. Shipley (16) 22. Bright (7) 23. Short (10) 24. Simon (24, prov.)

The 30-lapper for $5,000 saw Leary leading J. Wagner, Clouser, Chapple and Bacon early. Bacon was by Chapple for fourth on lap two, while Clouser passed J. Wagner for second. On lap seven, Bacon slid in front of J. Wagner for third. Bright moved into fourth on lap nine. Bacon went under Clouser for second on lap 12, as the leader entered lapped traffic. He would pass Leary for the point on lap 13. On lap 16, Clouser blew his right rear tire while running third. The restart saw Bacon leading Leary, Bright and Short, who got upside down when the green fell. He was ok. Once green again, Ballou was on the move, surging from fifth to third. On lap 18, Bright would flip while running fifth. Bacon still led Leary, Ballou, Cockrum and Westfall at that point. Ballou nabbed second from Leary on the restart. Two laps later, Cockrum took third from Leary. Bacon spun out of the lead with seven to go, giving Ballou the lead, while Leary took second from Cockrum. McDougal got by Cockrum for third on lap 25. Up front, Leary was dogging Ballou and got by with three to go. Cockrum reclaimed third from McDougal, who got sideways. Westfall also snuck by for fourth.

 

 

4/2/22

I-80 Speedway

Greenwood, NE

Spring Meltdown

Malvern Bank 360’s

26 cars

Results

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Jake Bubak 27B (6*) 2. Carson McCarl 35L (1*) 3. Kaleb Johnson 22 (9*) 4. Matt Juhl 09 (5*) 5. Christopher Thram 24T (4*) 6. Bryan Gossel 6G (3) 7. Cam Martin 4 (2) 8. Austyn Gossel 16G (7) 9. Joey Danley 14 (8)

Eight lap heats took the top 16 in passing points to the feature. McCarl, filling in for the still injured Cody Ledger, took the early lead ahead of Cam Martin, in his first 360 start, Thram and Bubak. Bubak surged to third on the low side on lap two, and then passed Martin for second on the next circuit. Johnson was working from tail to break the top five by lap three. Danley came to a stop three laps in, bunching the field. Bubak shot into the lead on the restart, and Johnson moved up to fourth and then third, getting by a fading Martin. Martin would get sideways on the last lap, collecting A. Gossel, who was also making his first 360 start. Neither would return for the B. Juhl grabbed fourth from Thram in the last corner.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Chris Martin 44 (2*) 2. Seth Brahmer 13v (3*) 3. Jason Danley 4x (1*) 4. Ryan Roberts 18 (7*) 5. Shayle Bade 03 (5*) 6. Clayton Christensen 1cc (4*) 7. Boyd Peterson 57B (6) 8. Aidan Zoutte 14z (8) DNS – Aaron Werner 22w

Ch. Martin led the distance, ahead of veterans Brahmer and Jason Danley. Roberts grabbed fourth from Bade at the halfway point.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Jason Martin 36 (4*) 2. Terry McCarl 24 (8*) 3. Stu Snyder 23s (2*) 4. Jack Dover 53 (5*) 5. Riley Goodno 22x (7*) 6. Adam Gullion 91 (3) 7. John Klabunde 77 (6) 8. Tony Rost 99 (1)

J. Martin led the distance in this one. Eyes were on T. McCarl who came from the back. He went from sixth to fourth on lap two, before Rost emanated smoke and exited on lap three. Two laps later, Klabunde would lose his power plant and come to a stop. J. Martin led the last three laps, while T. McCarl took second from Snyder on the white flag lap. Dover made a late move to grab fourth.

B main (started): 1. Gullion (2) 2. Jo. Danley (5) 3. Rost (4) 4. Zoutte (6) / 5. Peterson (3) 6. B. Gossel (1) DNS – Klabunde, Ca. Martin, A. Gossel, Werner

The 8-lapper took the top four to the back of the A. B. Gossel led Gullion, Jo. Danley and Rost early. Gullion took the lead on lap two, and Jo. Danley and Rost moved into second and third on lap three. B. Gossel would later surrender his transfer spot when he exited under green. Zoutte spun with two to go to bring caution. He was running in the fifth and final running spot, but Peterson’s wing brackets gave way and he pulled off under caution, giving the final transfer to Zoutte.

A main (started): 1. T. McCarl (4) 2. Brahmer (6) 3. Dover (12) 4. Bubak (5) 5. Snyder (9) 6. Juhl (11) 7. Bade (14) 8. C. McCarl (7) 9. Goodno (13) 10. Thram (15) 11. Ch. Martin (1) 12. Johnson (3) 13. Rost (19) 14. Ja. Danley (10) 15. Zoutte (20) 16. J. Martin (2) 17. Jo. Danley (18) 18. Gullion (17) 19. Christensen (16) 20. Roberts (8)

The 25-lapper paid $3,000 to the winner. J. Martin jumped out to the early lead on the 4/10-mile ahead of T. McCarl, Ch. Martin and Johnson before Ja. Danley spun a lap in. The Delaware restart didn’t see much change in position but Brahmer moved up to five. On lap four, he shot by Bubak for fourth, while Dover was moving forward from row six. By lap five, he was in the top five. By lap eight, rubber was evident just below the cushion as it moved down the track the rest of the way. Dover was able to get by Ch. Martin for fourth on lap 11, and the leader hit lapped traffic on lap 12. Six laps later, J. Martin got a good run off of turn two and couldn’t avoid a lapped car, hitting it and folding his front end in the turn two wall. T. McCarl assumed the lead, ahed of Brahmer, Dover, Chr. Martin and Johnson. The lead trio would remain the same the last seven laps. Unfortunately, Martin and Johnson both blew right rears on the last lap surrendering top five finishes. Dover was the hard-charger.

 

 

Gio Scelzi is 2021 Midwest Thunder Sprint Series Champ!

(Bill W) December 2, 2021, Monroe, IA – A busy and consistent season put Fresno, California’s Gio Scelzi atop the Midwest Thunder Sprint Series presented by www.OpenWheel101.com standings in 2021. He finished up the season in the Midwest with a big victory against the World of Outlaws at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas.

Grain Valley, Missouri’s Brian Brown matched his career best standing with the series by finishing second (he was also second in 2018). South Dakota’s Justin Henderson finished a career-best third in the standings, ahead of Missouri’s Ayrton Gennetten and Iowa’s Austin McCarl. Four-time champ, Kerry Madsen, Parker Price-Miller, Carson McCarl, Matt Juhl and Rico Abreu rounded out the top ten.

Thirty-five different drivers recorded wins over the 97 eligible point races contested. Multi-time feature winners were led by Brown and Henderson (7), Austin McCarl (6), Ayrton Gennetten (5), Tyler Courtney (4), Noah Gass, Scotty Thiel and Paul Nienhiser (3), and Scelzi, Jake Neuman, Jake Blackhurst, Kyle Larson, and Ryan Timms (2). Other feature winners included Price-Miller, Abreu, Brooke Tatnell, Jack Dover, Riley Goodno, Mark Dobmeier, Josh Schneiderman, Lynton Jeffrey, Marcus Dumesny, Cap Henry, Brandon Hanks, Christopher Bell and Austin Pierce.

World of Outlaws Platinum drivers are ineligible for the point fund, but wins were recorded by Brad Sweet (11), David Gravel (6), Sheldon Haudenschild (4), Donny Schatz (3), Carson Macedo (2), Logan Schuchart and Aaron Reutzel.

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

1. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 1279 (2)

2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 1061 (7)

3. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 1036 (7)

4. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 829 (5)

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

6. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 800 (5)

7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 608 (1)

8. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 572

9. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 571

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

11. Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 498

12. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 496 (1)

13. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 489

14. Noah Gass, Mounds, OK, 483 (3)

15. Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 464 (1)

16. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 457 (1)

17. Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL, 434 (2)

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

19. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 393 (3)

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

21. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 371 (4)

22. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 366

23. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 347 (2)

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

25. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 334 (1)

26. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 322

27. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 297

28. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 294

29. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 281 (1)

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

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

32. Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 256

33. Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 254

34. Joe B. Miller, Millerstown, MO, 253

35. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 247

36. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 245

37. Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 244

38. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 243 (3)

39. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 241

40. Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 224

41. Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Aust., 220 (1)

42. Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 209

43. Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 207

(tie) Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 207

45. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 205

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

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

48. Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK, 195 (2)

49. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 190

(tie) Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 190

51. Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN, 173 (1)

52. Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 166

53. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 161

54. Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 160

55. Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 153

56. Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 152

57. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 139

58. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 134

(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 134

60. Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 132

61. Andy Bishop, Harrisburg, IL, 131

(tie) Danny Schlafer, Gibson, WI, 131

63. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 129

64. Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 121

65. Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO, 117

66. Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 115

67. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 112

68. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 111

69. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 109

70. Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 106

71. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 104

72. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 103

(tie) Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 103

74. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE, 101

75. Zach Hampton, Mooresville, IN, 100

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

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 100

78. Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 97

79. Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO, 94

80. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 93

81. Brant O’Banion, Parker, SD, 92

(tie) Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 92

83. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 91

84. Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 90

(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 90

86. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 89

87. Chris Windom, Canton, IL, 88

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

89. Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE, 81

(tie) Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 81

91. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 80

92. Luke Verardi, Taylorville, IL, 77

93. Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 75

94. Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ, 72

95. Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 68

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

(tie) Austin Archdale, Brimfield, IL, 68

98. Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA, 66

99. DJ Netto, Hanford, CA, 65

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

101. Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO, 60

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

(tie) Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 60

(tie) Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 60

(tie) Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 60

106. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 59

107. Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 58

(tie) Colin Smith, Sheldon, IA, 58

109. Gregg Bakker, Sioux Falls, SD, 56

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

(tie) Jack Berger, Lake Elmo, MN, 56

112. Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 55

113. Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 52

114. Cody Hansen, Nunda, SD, 50

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

116. Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 48

117. Terry Babb, Lincoln, IL, 45

118. Garet Williamson, Columbia, MO, 42

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

(tie) Caden Englehart, Terre Haute, IN, 42

(tie) Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 42

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

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

124. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 38

(tie) Chuck McGillivray, Madison, SD, 38

(tie) Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 38

(tie) McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA, 38

128. Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 36

129. Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA, 34

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

131. Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 33

132. Paul Haley, Springfield, IL, 32

133. Johnny Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 30

(tie) Chase Dietz, York, PA, 30

(tie) Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 30

136. Greg Nikitenko, Minot, ND, 28

(tie) Dan McCarron, Britton, MI, 28

138. Eric Lutz, Sioux Falls, SD, 26

(tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 26

(tie) Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, SD, 26

141. Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 25

(tie) Dylan Postier, Stillwater, OK, 25

143. Alex Schriever, Sioux Falls, SD, 24

144. Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA, 22

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

(tie) Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 22

147. 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

(tie) Travis Arenz, Sheboygan, WI, 20

(tie) Jordan Graham, Grand Forks, ND, 20

(tie) Dylan Cisney, Port Royal, PA, 20

156. Zach Patterson, Yukon, OK, 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) Will Armitage, Athens, IL, 18

162. Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 16

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

(tie) Dustin Clary, Marine, IL, 16

(tie) Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 16

166. Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH, 14

(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 14

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

(tie) Sammy Swindell, Lakeland, TN, 14

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

(tie) Scotty Milan, Fort Collins, CO, 14

172. Blake Egeland, Climax, MN, 12

(tie) Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 12

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

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

(tie) Bailey Elliott, California, MO, 12

177. Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN, 10

(tie) Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA, 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) Aaron Rixmann, Coulterville, IL, 10

(tie) Ryan Edwards, Springfield, IL, 10

186. Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 8

(tie) Noah Samuel, Burlington, IA, 8

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

(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 8

190. Shane Roemeling, Grand Forks, ND, 6

(tie) TJ Stutts, Liverpool, PA, 6

(tie) Brady Parmeley, Cadet, MO, 6

(tie) Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 6

(tie) Landon Simon, Indianapolis, IN, 6

195. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 4

(tie) Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE, 4

(tie) Mike Wagner, Liverpool, PA, 4

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

(tie) Lincoln Drewis, Tripoli, IA, 4

(tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 4

(tie) Tyler Shoemaker, Clinton, IL, 4

202. Austin Miller, Lacona, IA, 2

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

(tie) Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA, 2

(tie) Harli White, Lindsay, OK, 2

(tie) Troy Wondra, Lomira, WI, 2

(tie) Reece Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 2

(tie) Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN, 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) (Noah Gass, Mounds, OK)

Sat, Sept 4 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA (Noah Gass, Mounds, OK)

Sun, Sept 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA (Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL)

Fri, Sept 10 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL)

Fri, Sept 10 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) IRA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)

Sat, Sept 11 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA Tom Knowles Memorial (Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO)

Sat, Sept 11 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA Jerry Richert Memorial (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.)

Fri, Sept 17 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Sat, Sept 18 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) IRA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)

Fri, Sept 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienshier, Chapin, IL)

Sat, Sept 25 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)

Sat, Sept 25 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) IRA (Noah Gass, Mounds, OK)

Sun, Sept 26 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK)

Fri, Oct 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO)

Fri, Oct 22 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO (Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA)

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)

 

 

Champions and Drivers Celebrated at Knoxville Raceway Banquet

By Bill Wright

November 20, 2021 (Altoona, IA) -- Knoxville Raceway drivers, owners, officials and fans gathered Saturday night at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa. Over 600 guests witnessed over $250,000 in cash and contingencies handed out in an event emceed by track announcers Tony Bokhoven and Kris Krug.

The contingency package as headlined by a giveaway of ten chassis. Each owner in all three sprint car classes was awarded a contingency (see prize list with winners below). The Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) again will provide insurance for all 2019 Knoxville point eligible drivers. Drivers also received a $1,500 gift certificate from KRCO for safety equipment purchased at Jocko’s Race Parts.

After dinner, Race Director John McCoy addressed the attendees. In addition to the thanks doled out to those who make Knoxville Raceway what it is, he expressed his excitement for the 2022 season.

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

The Josh Hegwood “Jr. Fan Club Driver of the Year” was announced. Brian Brown received his third such Award.

Lynn Donahue, and Deb Dennison and Mo Mulder were co-recipients of the “Knoxville Raceway Fan of the Year” for their involvement and support in the Knoxville Raceway.

Bob Baker, the Executive Director of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, presented the “Ralph Capitani Heritage Award” to longtime Knoxville supporter, Craig Ford, who has been instrumental in recent support of both the Knoxville Raceway and the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum.

The "Lyle Boyd Hard Charger Award" awards the drivers who passed the most cars in A main events this season. Devin Wignall received the award in the Pro Series class, with Jamie Ball (360) and Austin McCarl (410) receiving the award in their respective classes.

AJ Moeller was named the “Sportsman of the Year” in the 410 class, while Nate Mills picked up the honor in the 360 class. Devin Wignall won the award in the Pro Series class.

Alex Van De Voort (Pro Series), Christopher Thram (360), and Ayrton Gennetten (410) were named “Rookie of the Year” in their respective classes.

The big hardware went out last to the top three drivers in the Knoxville Championship Cup Series point standings. In the Pro Series class, Chase Young (3rd), Devin Wingall (2nd) and Tyler Groenendyk (champion) were honored. It was Groenendyk’s first career championship.

In the 360 class, Ryan Giles (3rd), Jamie Ball (2nd) and Clint Ganer (champion) were honored. It was Clint’s ninth career championship in the 360 class (2009-13, 2015-16, 2018, 2021).

In the 410 class, Justin Henderson (3rd), Brian Brown (2nd) and Davey Heskin (champion) were honored. It was Davey’s first championship.

Contingency Winners by Draw (presented to owners)…

Pro Series Class:

GSR Chassis Kit: Dwight Bridger #81E
Vortex Wings: Scott Stelzer #99, Devin Kline #7c, JF2, LLC #44, Matt and Christy Jones #43J, Ryan Navratil #12P, Tyler Groenendyk #17x, Doug Worthington #20, Wilke Brothers #41, Mayberry Motorsports #0, Hube’s Garage #B29
HRP Wing: Tyler Barrick #11, Cam Martin Racing #4, Devin Wignall #21x, Allen Racing #17, Chase and Brittany Young #26

FSR Radiator/Schoenfeld Header: Vande Voort #5A

Winters Front End: Joel Thorpe #3TJ

360 Class:

EMi Chassis: Calvin Landis Motorsports #70

J&J Chassis: Leavitt Motorsports #22, Allen Racing #9
Vortex Wing: Colling Moyle #5m, Ridge and Sons Racing #23K, Kaleb Johnson #22K, Thram Racing #24T
Winters Rear-end: Baja Billy Racing #9m, Mike Johnston #14J, Mills Racing #24N, John Anderson #1A
Winters Front-end Kit: Boyd and Glenda Fluth #40, Goodno Promotions #22x, Christian Bowman Racing #15, Matt Moro #2m

FSR Radiator/Schoenfeld Headers: Hetrick Motorsports #35

Kinsler Fuel Pump: Jamie Ball Racing #4w

410 Class:

EMi Chassis: Chris Martin Racing #44

GSR Chassis Kit: Sandvig Motorsports #7, Goodno Promotion #22, Ridge and Sons Racing #83

Maxim Chassis: Steve Gennetten #3, Moeller Motorsports LLC #20

KSE Steering Gear: Maxwell Racing #56N, Carson McCarl, Inc. #27

Kinsler Fuel Pump, Vortex Wing: TMAC Motorsports #17A

HRP Wing: Presley Truedson #5
Winters Rear-end: Bobby Mincer #15, Kyle and Susan Phillips #3P

Ti64 Bolt Kit/FSR Radiator: Joe Simbro #56, Mania Motorsports #7TAZ

BMRS Line Kit, Kinsler Fuel Pump: Ridge and Sons Racing #83A, TKS Motorsports #2KS

Vortex Wings: Brian Brown Racing #21

All Pro Cylinder Heads: TMAC Motorsports #24

 

 

10/23/21

Thunderbowl Raceway

Tulare, CA

Trophy Cup Finale

75 cars

The top point night from the two prelims was used to line up each driver. The highlight of the night was the announcement of a $250,000 donation to the Make a Wish foundation from proceeds over the weekend.

D main #1 (started): 1. Carson Short 7Y (2) 2. Kurt Nelson 72w (3) 3. Colton Heath 33c (1) 4. Colby Johnson 38 (4) / 5. Danny Faria Jr. 17V (5) 6. Travis Coelho 6c (8) 7. Chris Bullock 17c (7) 8. Connor Danell 5D (6) 9. Cole Danell 5 (9)

10-lap D mains took the top four to the C. Short was the class of this field, in an event that didn’t see much movement after lap one on a fast track.

D main #2 (started): 1. Jared Faria 10F (4) 2. Keith Day Jr. 22 (1) 3. Tucker Worth 33 (2) 4. Dustin Freitas 9 (3) / 5. Tim Estenson 14T (5) 6. Bailey Sucich 14B (7) 7. Nick Larsen 01 (8) 8. Korey Lovell 71L (6) 9. Pat Harvey Jr. 15 (9)

K. Day and Worth were sent back a row for jumping. Faria used the opportunity to lead every lap.

D main #3 (started): 1. Ryan Robinson 56 (1) 2. Max Mittry 2xm (3) 3. Jodie Robinson 4 (6) 4. Brooklyn Holland 2 (8) / 5. Chase Goetz 91 (2) 6. Jeremy Chisum 8x (5) 7. Tyler Driever 33T (4) 8. Michael Pombo 98 (7) DNS – Ryan Lippincott 77

This one had the most action of the D’s. Goetz led R. Robinson, Mittry and J. Robinson early. Things stayed that way until Pombo smacked the turn one wall with two to go. That set up an eventful restart that saw R. Robinson take the lead, Mittry move into second and J. Robinson take third. Goetz’s slide culminated with Holland sliding by him for the final transfer coming to the finish line.

Heat one (started): 1. Craig Stidham 36 (1) 2. Buddy Kofoid 57 (8) 3. Kaleb Montgomery 3 (4) 4. Justin Sanders 4SA (6) 5. Jake Andreotti 7P (3) 6. Dominic Scelzi 41 (7) 7. Devon Borden 8 (5) 8. Nick Parker 115 (2)

10-lap heats had a total invert (eight) of points accumulated and comprised the top 48 drivers in points. Those points were added to heat points (36 for the win, 33 for 2nd and so on). The top twenty after the heats made the feature. Stidham led Parker, Andreotti and Montgomery before Parker got upside down a lap in. Kofoid moved up to fifth and Scelzi sixth on the restart. On lap three, Scelzi moved by Kofoid and those two and Borden were in a dogfight. Borden tried to split Kofoid and Scelzi and tagged the latter. Both cars headed for the wall and out of the race. Scelzi took exception to the move, and was later disqualified for the night, surrendering an A main start. Both were done for the night. Back to green, Montgomery passed Andreotti for second on lap five. Sanders followed him into third. On lap seven, Kofoid shot from fifth to third, and then took second in the last corner, setting himself up as the lead point driver heading into the finale.

Heat two (started): 1. Kalib Henry 5J (2) 2. Ryan Bernal 21 (3) 3. Rico Abreu 24 (8) 4. Mitchel Moles 83JR (1) 5. Tanner Carrick 83T (6) 6. Mitchell Faccinto 88F (7) 7. Bradley Terrell 43 (5) 8. Bud Kaeding 69 (4)

Henry was in command the whole way. Carrick was an early mover, getting by B. Kaeding for third on lap two. Bernal was on the move as well after a slow start, jumping from fifth to third on lap three. Abreu entered the top five on lap four, while Bernal moved up to second. Abreu took fourth with three to go. Carrick was penalized two spots for jumping the initial start.

Heat three (started): 1. Justin Peck x1 (2) 2. Shane Golobic 17w (6) 3. Justyn Cox 7c (4) 4. Colby Copeland 5V (7) 5. Anthony Macri 94 (8) 6. Blake Carrick 38B (3) 7. Michael Faccinto 5H (5) 8. Steven Kent 7 (1)

Peck led the distance. Golobic passed Kent for third on lap two before Kent got into the wall a lap later. Copeland used the restart to go from fifth to fourth. On lap four, Golobic took second from Cox. Macri climbed to fifth by lap seven.

Heat four (started): 1. Ryan Timms 5T (4) 2. Robbie Price 21P (3) 3. Sean Becker 83V (6) 4. Kyle Hirst 0 (7) 5. Joey Ancona 88A (2) 6. Tim Kaeding 42x (5) 7. Colby Thornhill 19 (1) DNS – Brock Lemley 10L

Thornhill led Timms, Price and Ancona early. Timms drove by the leader to take the point on lap two. Hirst was fifth by the fourth lap. T. Kaeding spun four laps in. Becker jumped from fourth to third on the restart. Thornhill rode the wall and exited. Ancona and Becker had a nice battle for third, before Becker took it with three to go. Timms was the class of the field, and Hirst came just short of getting to Becker for third at the checkers.

Heat five (started): 1. Shane Hopkins 21s (2) 2. Cole Macedo 20 (6) 3. Corey Day 14 (7) 4. Willie Croft 29 (3) 5. Cory Eliason 26 (8) 6. Grant Duinkerken 67G (1) 7. Tony Gomes 73 (4) 8. Chase Majdic 2x (5)

Hopkins led Croft and Duinkerken early. Macedo moved into third on lap two before Majdic came to a stop. Eliason used the restart to move into fourth, and C. Day took fifth. Day would shoot by Eliason for fourth with four to go. Macedo got by Croft for second coming for the white flag, and C. Day would follow him into third on the last lap in some good action.

Heat six (started): 1. Tyler Thompson 98H (1) 2. Tyler Courtney 83 (7) 3. Chase Randall 9R (4) 4. Colton Hardy 41c (2) 5. DJ Netto 88N (8) 6. Joel Myers Jr. 46JR (3) 7. Zane Blanchard 7z (6) 8. JJ Ringo 2K (5)

Thompson led flag to flag. Ringo shot by Hardy for fourth on lap two, while Courtney followed him into fifth from row four. Courtney would work by Ringo for fourth on lap four, Hardy for third o lap six , and Randall for second on the white flag lap.

C main (started): 1. Hardy (2) 2. Ancona (1) 3. Moles (4) 4. Heath (7) / 5. Short (12) 6. Thompson (3) 7. Duinkerken (6) 8. R. Robinson (9) 9. Nelson (14) 10. Kent (8) 11. J. Robinson (17) 12. K. Day (10) 13. Mittry (16) 14. Freitas (13) 15. Worth (11) 16. Thornhill (5) 17. Holland (19) 18. J. Faria (18) 19. Colby Johnson (15) DNS – Parker

The 15-lapper took the top four to the B. J. Faria flipped before a lap could be completed. He was unhurt. On the next try at green, Colby Johnson and Holland tangled. Once green, Hardy led the distance over Ancona and Moles. Thompson had the final transfer before Heath got by on lap three. Thornhill slowed, bringing caution on lap six. Short restarted seventh, but had moved up to fifth by lap eight. K. Day got into the wall with four to go, setting up one final restart. The lead four remained the same, despite Heath and Moles trading third in a good battle. Short was coming hard, but fell just short of a transfer.

B main (started): 1. Bernal (2) 2. Cox (4) 3. Randall (3) 4. Andreotti (6) / 5. Peck (14) 6. Henry (12) 7. Michael Faccinto (7) 8. Hardy (20) 9. Heath (21) 10. Ancona (19) 11. Croft (11) 12. Hopkins (17) 13. Stidham (18) 14. Ringo (8) 15. Myers (16) 16. Gomes (10) 17. Blanchard (5) 18. Majdic (9) 19. B. Carrick (15) 20. Moles (22) 21. B. Kaeding (13) 22. Terrell (1) DNS – Borden, Lemley

The 25-lapper took the top four to the finale. Henry spun before a lap got in and was contacted by Ancona. Terrell led Bernal, Randall and Cox early. Bernal shot into the lead on lap two, and Randall followed him into second on lap five. Terrell’s third place run came to an end when he got into the wall. Cox passed Randall for second on that restart, starting a great duel between the two for the runner-up spot. With ten to go, Randall, Andreotti and Majdic were all vying for the last two transfer spots. Gomes stopped with 10 to go, setting up a restart that saw Andreotti grab third from Randall. Majdic slowed to bring a final yellow on lap 17. Cox jumped to the lead on that restart, but Bernal battled back and took an exciting win with a last lap pass. Peck came up just short of the fourth and final transfer.

A main (started): 1. Timms (2) 2. Copeland (12) 3. T. Carrick (4) 4. Kofoid (19) 5. Netto (14) 6. Sanders (5) 7. C. Day (13) 8. Golobic (9) 9. Mitchell Faccinto (10) 10. Macedo (7) 11. Macri (16) 12. Becker (6) 13. Cox (21) 14. Randall (22) 15. Andreotti (23) 16. Courtney (11) 17. Eliason (15) 18. T. Kaeding (8) 19. Bernal (20) 20. Price (3) 21. Montgomery (1) 22. Abreu (18) 23. Hirst (17) DNS – Scelzi

The 50-lapper was all about points for the big money. Montgomery grabbed the early lead over Timms, Price, T. Carrick and Sanderson. Timms stumbled on lap seven, allowing Price to get by. Shortly after, Montgomery checked up behind a lapper, spun and collected Price. Timms assumed the lead over T. Carrick, Sanders, Becker and T. Kaeding. Contact between Abreu and Hirst sidelined both cars after the restart, and opened the door for Kofoid, who came in as the high point driver. Golobic moved into the top five on lap nine, while Timms was cruising out front, entering traffic on lap 13. Golobic put Becker behind him for fourth on lap 20. Cox spun on lap 21 after contact with Price. That set up an open red for fuel. It erased a 2.3 second lead for Timms, who was simply dominating. T. Carrick and Sanders traded second after the restart, while Timms kept pulling away. On lap 24, Golobic shot by Sanders for third, and Mitchell Faccinto entered the top five at the halfway point. Macri and Kofoid traded spots as they entered the top ten. Timms hit lapped traffic again on lap 31. Lap 36 saw Courtney enter to top five. Macri suffered a flat left rear tire with 14 to go, erasing a 2.6 second lead for Timms. Kofoid exploded from eight to sixth on lap 38 before a T. Kaeding spin with ten to go. Macri had climbed back to ninth before suffering another flat and restarting at the tail. T. Carrick used the restart to slide by Timms for the lead, before Courtney spun and collected Eliason with eight to go. Timms reclaimed his lead when the green fell again. Copeland turned it up and got by T. Carrick for second with six to go. Netto followed him into third with five to go, but then faded late. Timms would go onto win in impressive fashion. The 15 year old was the second youngest entry in the field. Kofoid was the high point man and Trophy Cup champion. He was also the hard-charger.

 

 

10/22/21

Tulare Thunderbowl

Tulare, CA

Trophy Cup Night #2

84 cars

Time Trial order from Night #1 was reversed, as group B took the honors first in reverse order, followed by Group A. 150 points were awarded for quick time, 149 for second quick, 148 for third quick and so on.

Buddy Kofoid (38th car out to time) set the standard for Group B on the quarter-mile with a lap of 14.090 seconds. DJ Netto (33rd car out) was second quick, followed by Rico Abreu (10th), Mitchell Faccinto (6th), Joel Myers Jr. (5th), Justin Peck (19th), Corey Day (3rd), Colby Copeland (29th), Tanner Carrick (21st) and Michael Faccinto (12th). It was a tough night for the McCarl brothers. Carson got upside down in qualifying, and Austin suffered a fire incident that left him with minor burns. Both scratched for the night.

Cory Eliason (43rd and last car out) set quick time for the second night in a row for group A at 14.382 seconds. Tim Kaeding (13th) was second quick, followed by Steven Kent (24th), Bud Kaeding (7th), Blake Carrick (38th), Shane Golobic (28th), Devon Borden (18th), Kyle Hirst (20th), Tyler Courtney (15th) and Kaleb Montgomery (29th). Michael Ing was a scratch for the night.

Group B Heat one (started): 1. T. Carrick 83T (4) 2. Kofoid 57 (6) 3. Brock Lemley 10L (2) 4. Ryan Robinson 56 (1) 5. Kalib Henry 5J (3) 6. Myers 46JR (5) 7. Conn Danell 5D (8) 8. Craig Stidham 36 (7) 9. Tanner Holmes 18T (10) 10. Nick Larsen 01 (9)

8-lap heats inverted six by time, and took the winner and the high point driver (combined time trials and heat finish) to the A. 36 points were awarded for the win, 33 points for second, and so on. Carrick led the distance in a mostly single-file affair. Kofoid was the high point getter.

Group A Heat one (started): 1. Courtney 83 (4) 2. Eliason 26 (6) 3. B. Carrick 38B (5) 4. Mitchel Moles 83JR (2) 5. Kurt Nelson 72w (8) 6. Jared Faria 10F (7) 7. Grant Duinkerken 67G (9) 8. Chris Bullock 17c (10) 9. Justin Sanders 4SA (1) 10. Colton Heath 33c (3)

Courtney used a great start to get the jump on his teammate Moles, Sanders and Eliason. Sanders got over the cushion in one and two on lap three, allowing Eliason by for third. Sanders then caught a rut in turn three and dumped it, collecting Heath. Both were done, but unhurt. Eliason jumped to second on the restart, almost tattooing Moles into the turn two wall with a slider. Eliason was the high point getter.

Group B Heat two (started): 1. Sean Becker 83V (2) 2. Chase Johnson 28 (3) 3. Zane Blanchard 7z (1) 4. Mich. Faccinto 5H (4) 5. Netto 88N (6) 6. Max Mittry 2xm (7) 7. Bradley Terrell 43 (8) 8. Bailey Sucich 14B (10) 9. Peck x1 (5) 10. Jodie Robinson 4 (9)

Becker led the distance. Mittry spun, bringing cautioin two laps in. Johnson used the restart to get by Mich. Faccinto for third. J. Robinson got upside down for the second time in two nights at the halfway point. Peck would suffer the same fate in turn one on the restart. Johnson shot by Blanchard for second with two to go. Netto was the high point getter.

Group A Heat two (started): 1. Dominic Scelzi 41 (2) 2. Colton Hardy 41c (1) 3. T. Kaeding 42x (6) 4. Montgomery 3 (4) 5. Golobic 17w (5) 6. Tyler Thompson 98H (3) 7. Dustin Freitas 9 (7) 8. Chase Goetz 91 (8) 9. Tyler Driever 33T (10) 10. Bret Barney 78 (9)

Scelzi pulled away to win easily in a race that didn’t see much passing. T. Kaeding was the high point getter.

Group B Heat three (started): 1. Jake Andreotti 7P (2) 2. Cole Macedo 20 (4) 3. Shane Hopkins 21s (1) 4. Abreu 24 (6) 5. Ryan Timms 5T (3) 6. C. Day 14 (5) 7. Colby Johnson 38 (8) 8. Michael Pombo 98 (7) 9. Ryan Lippincott 77 (9) DNS – Austin McCarl 88

Andreotti led wire to wire. Abreu took fourth from Timms in a great battle on lap two.

Group A Heat three (started): 1. Justyn Cox 7c (2) 2. Willie Croft 29 (1) 3. Robbie Price 21P (4) 4. JJ Ringo 2K (3) 5. Borden 8 (5) 6. Steve Kent 7 (6) 7. Colby Thornhill 19 (7) 8. Danny Faria Jr. 17V (8) 9. Bobby Butler 57B (10) 10. Brooklyn Holland 2 (9)

Cox dominated this one, while Price was the high point getter.

Group B Heat four (started): 1. Anthony Macri 94 (1) 2. Joey Ancona 88A (2) 3. Copeland 5V (5) 4. Nick Parker 115 (4) 5. Mit. Faccinto 88F (6) 6. Tim Estenson 14T (7) 7. Carson Short 7Y (3) 8. Pat Harvey Jr. 15 (9) 9. Grant Champlin 18 (8) DNS – Tony Gomes 73

Champlin exited immediately. Macri shot out to the lead and held it the while way. Mitchell Faccinto grabbed fifth from Short on lap three. Copeland passed Parker for third with 7 to go.

Group A Heat four (started): 1. Chase Randall 9R (3) 2. Hirst 0 (5) 3. Keith Day Jr. 22 (8) 4. Chase Majdic 2x (7) 5. Korey Lovell 71L (10) 6. Tucker Worth 33 (1) 7. Ryan Rocha 5R (2) 8. Travis Coelho 6c (9) 9. Ryan Bernal 21 (4) 10. B. Kaeding 69 (6)

After contact with Worth, Bernal flipped in turn four. B. Kaeding also had issues and took it pitside. Worth led Randall, Hirst and Rocha early. Majdic passed Rocha for fourth on lap two, but on the same lap, Rocha and Coelho connected and took a hard series of flips in turn four. Both drivers were o.k. On the restart, Worth lost a left side panel on the top wing. He continued for a while, but Randall and Hirst cruised by to finish one, two. Majdic spun lap three while running fourth. Randall would go on to win.

C main (started): 1. Colby Johnson (2) 2. Estenson (5) 3. D. Faria (7) 4. Goetz (4) / 5. Pombo (11) 6. Sucich (13) 7. Holmes (10) 8. Larsen (8) 9. Duinkerken (3) 10. Driever (14) 11. Butler (16) 12. Bullock (9) 13. Cole Danell (18) 14. Barney (17) 15. J. Robinson (15) 16. Chisum (21) 17. Lippincott (20) 18. Harvey (12) 19. Holland (19) 20. Lovell (6) 21. Connor Danell (1) DNS – Terrell, Champlin, Coelho

The 10-lapper took the top four to the two B’s. Colby Johnson led the duration. Early on, Goetz followed before Connor Danell had issues in turn four. Estenson jumped into the final transfer on the restart before Danell had issues with a spin. D. Faria shot to second on the restart, while Estenson got by Goetz for third on lap five. Holland and Lovell got together, with the latter getting upside down with four to go. Both were ok, but retired. Estenson gained second behind Colby Johnson on the restart.

B main #1 (started): 1. Montgomery (2) 2. Michael Faccinto (3) 3. Mitchell Faccinto (6) 4. Bernal (16) / 5. B. Carrick (6) 6. Hopkins (12) 7. Parker (1) 8. Blanchard (11) 9. Croft (10) 10. Hardy (9) 11. Heath (13) 12. Colby Johnson (15) 13. Nelson (18) 14. Stidham (17) 15. D. Faria (19) 16. Steven Kent (4) 17. Lemley (7) 18. Short (14) 19. Ringo (8) DNS – Peck, Rocha, Sanders

The 20-lapper took the top four to the A, and had a point invert of six. S. Kent jumped Michael Faccinto’s right rear at the green and came to a stop. Parker led Montgomery and the Faccinto’s early. Montgomery passed Parker before Ringo took a hellacious series of flips through turn three. He crawled out on his own. On lap four, Michael Faccinto grabbed second from Parker. Brother Mitchell followed him into third on lap 11. B. Carrick passed Parker for the final transfer on lap 14 before Lemley spun with five to go. Bernal was on a breakneck pace, grabbing fifth on that restart, and storming around B Carrick coming for the white flag to steal the final transfer after starting in row eight.

B main #2 (started): 1. Golobic (4) 2. C. Day (1) 3. Borden (3) 4. Chase Johnson (5) / 5. Henry (8) 6. Timms (10) 7. Myers (2) 8. Ancona (7) 9. Majdic (14) 10. Moles (9) 11. K. Day (15) 12. Goetz (22) 13. Thompson (12) 14. Thornhill (19) 15. J. Faria (20) 16. Mittry (17) 17. Estenson (21) 18. Freitas (18) 19. Macedo (6) 20. B. Kaeding (11) 21. R. Robinson (13) 22. Worth (16)

Golobic dominated out front, with plenty of action behind him. C. Day sat in second, with Borden hot on his heels. Chase BerJohnson grabbed the fourth and final transfer from Myers on lap two, while Borden took second from C. Day o lap three. Worth spun on lap three in an incident that included J. Faria. Chase Johnson took third from C. Day on the restart, before Worth slowed to bring another caution five laps in. Another caution came when Freitas slowed and exited on lap six. Macedo was running as high as fifth before getting sideways and collecting B. Kaeding, who got upside down. Both were uninjured. Henry was running strong, and battled Chase Johnson for the final transfer, taking it on lap 17. C. Day bested Borden for second with two to go. Chase Johnson worked his way back by Henry in exciting fashion to steal the final transfer in the last corner.

A main (started): 1. Abreu (6) 2. Kofoid (12) 3. Mitchell Faccinto (3) 4. Hirst (7) 5. Copeland (4) 6. Netto (5) 7. Eliason (11) 8. T. Kaeding (10) 9. Becker (14) 10. Golobic (15) 11. Bernal (24) 12. Macri (23) 13. T. Carrick (9) 14. Borden (19) 15. Michael Faccinto (17) 16. C. Day (22) 17. Price (13) 18. Cox (21) 19. Courtney (8) 20. Andreotti (18) 21. Randall (2) 22. Montgomery (20) 23. Scelzi (16) 24. Chase Johnson (1)

The 30-lapper had an invert of 12 by points. Chase Johnson led early, in front of Mitchell Faccinto, Randall, Copeland and Abreu. Courtney surged early, grabbing fifth from Abreu briefly on lap three. Copeland passed Randall for third on lap four. Mitchell Faccinto used the high side by the wall to sling around Chase Johnson and lead lap five. Abreu was back in the top five by lap six and passed Randall for fourth on lap seven. On lap eight, Chase Johnson caught a rut in turn three while running second and flipped. He was uninjured. The restart saw Mitchell Faccinto leading Copeland, Abreu, Hirst, Randall and a charging Kofoid back to green. Abreu quickly took second, while Kofoid moved into the top five on lap ten. It was a rare occasion when the race entered lapped traffic on lap 18, but Scelzi would come to a stop opening up track in front of Faccinto. Kofoid disposed of Hirst on the restart, taking fourth. Borden had worked from 19th to tenth when he spun with nine to go. Kofoid used to restart again, this time to gain third from Copeland. Hirst would follow him into fourth when things really got entertaining for the leaders. Unfortunately, Montgomery dumped in turn one to set up a six lap dash. Abreu dove in front of Faccinto for the lead in turn four after the restart and never looked back. Kofoid followed him into second. Courtney would flip before getting to the checkers. He was not hurt. The win was worth $4,000 for Rico. Bernal was the hard-charger.

The big money on Saturday is based on points. The top ten heading in…

Kofoid, 281
Abreu, 275
Macri, 273
Hirst, 271
Eliason, 271
Netto, 270
Scelzi, 270
Mitchell Faccinto, 267
Copeland, 265
T. Kaeding, 265

 

 

10/21/21

Thunderbowl Raceway

Tulare, CA

Trophy Cup Night #1

85 cars

Drivers were divided into two groups for qualifying and heats. Everything was worth points, and the driver’s higher point night between Thursday and Friday is used for lineups on Saturday. The drivers qualifying draw will be completely inverted for Friday’s program. 150 points were awarded for quick time, 149 for 2nd quick, 148 for 3rd quick and so on. The top 40 times in each group qualified for heats. The remainder went to the D.

Cory Eliason (1st car out to time) set quick time in Group A at 13.644 seconds on the quarter-mile. Kyle Hirst (24th car out) was second quick, followed by Kaleb Montgomery (15th), Dominic Scelzi (35th), Tyler Courtney (29th), Willie Croft (27th), Tucker Worth (36th), Tim Kaeding (31st), Devon Borden (26th) and Shane Golobic (16th). Steven Kent did not get a time in, and scratched for the night. Kurt Nelson had engine woes on his second lap.

Group B was led by DJ Netto (9th car out) at 13.707 seconds. Cole Macedo (1st car out) was second quick, followed by Anthony Macri (12th), Colby Copeland (13th), Rico Abreu (32nd), Tanner Carrick (21st), Austin McCarl (26th), Ryan Robinson (27th), Justin Peck (23rd) and Ryan Timms (14th). Kalib Henry failed to get a time in, and Dylan Bloomfield flipped on his attempt.

Group A Heat one (started): 1. Bud Kaeding 69 (2) 2. Justyn Cox 7c (1) 3. Eliason 26 (6) 4. Borden 8 (4) 5. Colton Heath 33c (8) 6. Courtney 83 (5) 7. Grant Duinkerken 67G (3) 8. Kurt Nelson 72w (10) 9. Michael Ing 21m (7) 10. Brooklyn Holland 2 (9)

8-lap heats took the winners and the high point getter in each group to the A. The invert was six in the heats. Heat wins were worth 36 points, second was 33, third 30 and so on. B. Kaeding led the distance in this one. The best battle was for third between Eliason and Borden. Eliason finally gained the spot for good at the halfway point. Eliason was the high point getter.

Group B Heat one (started): 1. Tony Gomes 73 (1) 2. Carson Short 7Y (2) 3. Peck x1 (4) 4. Shane Hopkins 8. 21s (3) 5. Netto 88N (6) 6. Colby Johnson 38 (7) 7. Max Mittry 2xm (9) 8. Grant Champlin 18 (8) 9. Conner Danell 5D (10) 10. Abreu 24 (5)

Contact with Hopkins left Abreu with a broken front end and a DNF. Gomes led the distance in a mostly single-file affair. Netto was the high point getter.

Group A Heat two (started): 1. Golobic 17w (4) 2. Colby Thornhill 19 (2) 3. Hirst 0 (6) 4. Blake Carrick 38B (3) 5. Croft 29 (5) 6. Ryan Rocha 5R (1) 7. Tyler Driever 33T (7) 8. Bobby Butler 57B (9) 9. Travis Coelho 6c (10) 10. Mitchel Moles 83JR (8)

Moles flipped before a lap was in the books. He was unhurt. Coelho caught a piece of the action and had top wing damage. Thornhill led early over Golobic, Rocha and B. Carrick. On lap two, Hirst jumped from fifth to third. Golobic hounded the leader before getting by for the win on the last lap. Hirst was the high point getter.

Group B Heat two (started): 1. Timms 5T (4) 2. Corey Day 14 (3) 3. Craig Stidham 36 (1) 4. Macedo 20 (6) 5. Joey Ancona 88A (2) 6. T. Carrick 83T (5) 7. Joel Myers Jr. 46JR (7) 8. Michael Faccinto 5H (8) 9. Michael Pombo 98 (9) 10. Ryan Lippincott 77 (10)

Ancona was penalized a row for jumping, handing a front row starting spot to Timms, who never looked back after the green was thrown. Macedo was the high point getter.

Group A Heat three (started): 1. JJ Ringo 2K (1) 2. Chase Majdic 2x (3) 3. Dustin Freitas 9 (2) 4. Colton Hardy 41c (4) 5. Montgomery 3 (6) 6. Ryan Bernal 21 (8) 7. Worth 33 (5) 8. Jeremy Chisum 8x (7) 9. Danny Faria Jr. 17v (9) 10. Bret Barney 78 (10)

Ringo led the distance. Majdic was living up to his name, passing Hardy for third on lap two and taking second from the Hawaiian Freitas with three to go. Montgomery was the high point getter.

Group B Heat three (started): 1. Brock Lemley 10L (1) 2. Buddy Kofoid 57 (4) 3. Jake Andreotti 7P (2) 4. Macri 94 (6) 5. Mitchell Faccinto 88F (3) 6. A. McCarl 88 (5) 7. Carson McCarl 88w (8) 8. Bailey Sucich 14B (9) 9. Pat Harvey Jr. 15 (10) 10. Jodie Robinson 4 (7)

J. Robinson was forced up the track and got upside down in turn two. She was unhurt. Lemley led the distance, while Kofoid took second right away. Macri was the high point getter in his first trip to California aboard the Steven Tiner entry.

Group A Heat four (started): 1. Robbie Price 21P (2) 2. Scelzi 41 (6) 3. Justin Sanderson 4SA (4) 4. T. Kaeding 42x (5) 5. Keith Day 22 (3) 6. Chase Goetz 91 (1) 7. Chase Randall 9R (8) 8. Cole Danell 5 (10) 9. Tyler Thompson 98H (7) 10. Jared Faria 10F (9)

Goetz was penalized from the pole for jumping. Price shot out to the lead an never looked back. Sanders and Scelzi got by K. Day, when the latter got high in turn two, taking over second and third. T. Kaeding would get by Day for fourth on lap three. Scezli slid under Sanderson with two to go to take second and earn high point honors.

Group B Heat four (started): 1. Bradley Terrell 43 (1) 2. Nick Parker 115 (2) 3. Zane Blanchard 7z (3) 4. Copeland 5V (6) 5. Chase Johnson 28 (4) 6. Robinson 56 (5) 7. Sean Becker 83V (7) 8. Tanner Holmes 18T (9) 9. Tim Estenson 14T (10) 10. Nick Larsen 01 (8)

Robinson spun before a lap was counted, restarting at the tail. Terrell led wire to wire. Copeeland grabbed fourth from Johnson on lap two. Estenson spun with a lap to go, setting up a green, white, checker finish. Robinson was able to climb back to sixth, but Copeland was the high point getter.

D main (started): 1. Estenson (2) 2. Bret Barney 78 (4) 3. Korey Lovell 71L (5) 4. Lippincott (3) / 5. Chris Bullock 17c (6) 6. Harvey Jr. (1) DNS – Dylan Bloomfield 33x, Steven Kent 7, Kalib Henry 5J

The 8-lap D took to the top four to the C. NOSA 410 regular Estenson led flag to flag. Bullock wpun bringing caution after one lap. Lovell gained third from Harvey on lap three, and Lippincott followed him into the final transfer a lap later.

C main (started): 1. Randall (2) 2. Holmes (7) 3. C. McCarl (1) 4. Mic. Faccinto (4) / 5. Mittry (3) 6. Moles (10) 7. Faria (20) 8. Coelho (15) 9. Pombo (9) 10. Sucich (5) 11. Nelson (12) 12. Thompson (6) 13. Champlin (23) 14. Butler (8) 15. Con. Danell (18) 16. Larsen (11) 17. Col. Darnell (13) 18. Barney (22) 19. Estenson (17) 20. D. Faria (14) 21. Lovell (19) 22. Lippincott (21) 23. Holland (16) DNS – J. Robinson

The 10-lapper took first and third to the first B, and second and fourth to the second B. Randall led wire to wire. Mittry passed Thompson for the fourth and final transfer on lap two. Holland slowed bringing caution three laps in. Randall led C. McCarl, Mic. Faccinto, Mittry and Thompson back to green. Holmes was on the move, snagging fifth on the restart, and then fourth from Mittry on the white flag lap. He would gain two more spots on the cushion on the last lap.

B main #1 (started): 1. Croft (4) 2. Kofoid (6) 3. Sanders (3) 4. Courtney (2) / 5. T. Kaeding (5) 6. B. Carrick (9) 7. Cox (10) 8. Mit. Faccinto (13) 9. Stidham (14) 10. Randall (21) 11. Duinkerken (15) 12. Hopkins (8) 13. Mic. Faccinto (22) 14. Bernal (19) 15. Thornhill (7) 16. Parker (11) 17. Co. Johnson (17) 18. Rocha (16) 19. Driever (18) 20. Chisum (20) 21. Short (1) 22. Freitas (12)

20-lap B’s took the top four to the A, and had a point invert of six. Courtney spun before a lap was down, setting up an exciting drive. Croft led early over Short, Kofoid and Sanders. Short would shoot back by Croft to lead lap two. T. Kaeding shot by Sanderson for fourth on, lap three. Kofoid claimed second from Croft on lap five, but Willie would battle back the following lap. Short got into the turn four wall and upside down seven laps in. He was unhurt. Croft assumed the lead, ahead of Kofoid, T. Kaeding, and Sanders. Courtney had battled back to ninth. At the halfway mark, Cox wrestled the final transfer from Sanders, and the leaders entered traffic on lap 15. Driever spun, collected Chisum 17 laps in. The last three laps were a free for all that saw a war fro third and fourth. Courtney would complete his journey from the tail, just getting by T. Kaeding for the final transfer on the last lap.

B main #2 (started): 1. C. Day (5) 2. Majdic (3) 3. T. Carrick (1) 4. Blanchard (8) / 5. Johnson (10) 6. Abreu (15) 7. Ancona (14) 8. Becker (19) 9. Heath (17) 10. Holmes (22) 11. Peck (6) 12. Myers Jr. (18) 13. C. McCarl (21) 14. Goetz (16) 15. Ing (20) 16. A. McCarl (7) 17. Hardy (2) 18. K. Day (13) 19. Andreotti (12) 20. R. Robinson (9) 21. Worth (11) 22. Borden (4)

Things started in disaster when Borden spun, collecting Worth, Robinson, Andreotti, K. Day and Peck. Only Peck would restart at the tail. C. Day led early over T. Carrick, Hardy and Majdic. Majdic gained third and then second in two laps. Blanchard snatch fourth from Hardy on lap three, before Hardy flipped five laps in. A. McCarl used the restart to move into fourth, only to get upside down in turn one on lap seven, collecting Goetz. He was unhurt. The battle after the restart was for the fourth transfer. Johnson took the spot on the caution’s restart, but Blanchard’s persistence on the low side won him the spot for good with two to go.

A main (started): 1. Kofoid (3) 2. Macri (6) 3. Netto (5) 4. C. Day (13) 5. Hirst (10) 6. Scelzi (11) 7. Courtney (17) 8. Sanders (15) 9. Eliason (12) 10. Copeland (4) 11. Blanchard (21) 12. Terrell (24) 13. Golobic (9) 14. Macedo (7) 15. Ringo (22) 16. Majdic (16) 17. T. Carrick (19) 18. Montgomery (2) 19. B. Kaeding (1) 20. Gomes (20) 21. Lemley (23) 22. Price (18) 23. Timms (8) 24. Croft (14)

The 30-lapper saw Montgomery leading Kofoid and B. Kaeding on lap one. Kofoid’s pass for the lead was negated when Price spun on lap two. A 360 spin by Lemley slowed things again a lap later, and Eliason exited to fix a flat. On lap four, Macedo claimed fourth from Copeland, but Golobic was on the move as well, and passed Macedo on lap five. Montgomery ran the low side, while Kofoid banged the cushion in a side-by-side battle. Kofoid would take the point on lap 10. Golobic claimed third from B. Kaeding on the same circuit. T. Carrick suffered suspension damage on lap 13 bringing another caution. Kofoid led Montgomery, Golobic, B. Kaeding and Macedo back to green. Macedo would slow, losing his top five run on lap 14. Timms would spin on that restart. Copeland climbed to fifth on the restart, and Golobic took second from Montgomery. Netto and Hirst both moved by Copeland into the top five by the halfway point. Croft’s flat left front brought yet another caution with nine to go, and Timms spun with seven to go, ending his night. Montgomery shelled a driveline with six to go ending his third place run, and Price and Lemley came together in turn four. Kofoid and Golobic battled for the lead on the restart and made contact, sending Golobic into a spin. He would restart at the tail. B. Kaeding stopped as well. With five to go, Kofoid led Netto, Hirst, Scelzi and Macri back to green. Macri hit the cushion, flying into third. C. Day moved into fourth with four to go. Macri shot around Netto for second, with two to go, but ran out of time and settled for the runner-up spot behind Kofoid aboard Paul Silva’s #57. Terrell was the hard-charger.

Top Ten in Points After Thursday:

1. Macri 273
2. Kofoid 273
3. Hirst 271
4. Netton 270
5. Scelzi 270
6. Eliason 264
7. C. Day 264
8. Copeland 256
9. Courtney 255
10. Sanders 255

 

 

 

10/9/21

Port Royal Speedway

Port Royal, PA

WoO

PASS 305’s

38 WoO

24 PASS

Two flights of qualifying were run. Spencer Bayston (3rd car out) set quick time in the first group with a lap of 15.370 seconds. Kerry Madsen (9th car out) was second quick, followed by Logan Wagner (17th), Jacob Allen (11th) and Logan Schuchart (18th). David Gravel (4th car out) set quick time in the second group and overall at 15.324 seconds. Brent Marks (18th) was second quick, followed by Kraig Kinser (15th), Brad Sweet (17th) and Anthony Macri (3rd).

Heat one (started): 1. Bayston 5 (1) 2. L. Wagner 1 (2) 3. Schuchart 1s (3) 4. Lance Dewease 69K (5) 5. Carson Macedo 41 (6) / 6. Lynton Jeffrey 0 (4) 7. Pat Cannon 23 (7) 8. Ryan Taylor 20 (8) 9. Trenton Sheaffer 8s (9) 10. Troy Fraker 12w (10)

8-lap heats took the top five to the feature, and the top two to the dash. Bayston led L. Wagner and Schuchart for the distance. Dewease took fourth from Jeffrey on lap two and Macedo took the final transfer from Jeffrey at the halfway point.

Heat two (started): 1. Madsen 14 (1) 2. Allen 1a (2) 3. Sheldon Haudenschild 17 (4) 4. Brock Zearfoss 3z (3) 5. James McFadden 9 (5) / 6. Dylan Cisney 2DC (6) 7. Lucas Wolfe 5w (7) 8. Freddie Rahmer 51 (9) 9. Curt Stroup 19s (8)

Madsen led flag to flag in a mostly single-fille affair.

Heat three (started): 1. Gravel 2 (1) 2. Kinser 11K (2) 3. Macri 39m (3) 4. Zach Newlin 29 (4) 5. Wayne Johnson 2c (5) / 6. Danny Dietrich 48 (7) 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (6) 8. Devon Borden 27 (9) 9. Zach Hampton 35 (8) 10. Austin Bishop 11A (10)

Another single-file race on a fast track.

Heat four (started): 1. Marks 19 (1) 2. Sweet 49 (2) 3. Donny Schatz 15 (3) 4. Justin Henderson 71 (4) 5. Justin Whittall 67 (5) / 6. Kasey Kahne 83 (6) 7. Mike Wagner 55 (8) 8. TJ Stutts 11 (7) 9. Jason Sides 7s (9)

Marks led Sweet flag to flag. Schatz worked by Henderson for third early on. The best race was for the final transfer. Whittall worked by Kahne in a good battle for the final transfer.

Dash (started): 1. Bayston (1) 2. Allen (2) 3. Marks (3) 4. Kinser (4) 5. Sweet (6) 6. Madsen (5) 7. L. Wagner (8) 8. Gravel (7)

The 6-lap Dash set up the first four rows of the feature. Not much movement in this one.

B main (started): 1. Jeffrey (1) 2. Hafertepe (2) 3. Cisney (3) 4. Dietrich (4) / 5. Wolfe (7) 6. Kahne (6) 7. Cannon (5) 8. Hampton (14) 9. Stutts (12) 10. Borden (10) 11. Rahmer (11) 12. Bishop (16) 13. Stroup (15) 14. Sheaffer (13) 15. Taylor (9) 16. M. Wagner (8) 17. Fraker (17) DNS – Sides

The 12-lapper took the top four to the back o the B. Jeffrey led Cisney, Hafertepe and Dietrich early. With two to go, Taylor slowed, bringing a caution. Hafertepe worked by Cisney for the runner-up spot. Wolfe was catching Dietrich for the final transfer before the caution, but was challenged by Kahne the last two laps.

A main (started): 1. Bayston (1) 2. Gravel (8) 3. Schatz (12) 4. Madsen (6) 5. Allen (2) 6. Dewease (13) 7. Schuchart (9) 8. Marks (3) 9. L. Wagner (7) 10. Haudenschild (11) 11. Whittall (20) 12. Sweet (5) 13. Zearfoss (15) 14. Dietrich (24) 15. McFadden (19) 16. Macedo (17) 17. Macri (10) 18. Wolfe (27, prov.) 19. Hafertepe (22) 20. Kahne (25, prov.) 21. Henderson (16) 22. Jeffrey (21) 23. Kinser (4) 24. M. Wagner (26, prov.) 25. Johnson (18) 26. Cisney (23) 27. Newlin (14)

Bayston was the class of the field in the $15,000 to win 30-lapper. He led Allen, Madsen, Kinser and Marks early. Marks took fourth from Kinser on lap two. Bayston was in lapped traffic by lap seven. Gravel entered the top five a lap later, and on lap nine, Kinser’s top ten run came to a close with possible ignition issues. The only caustion of the event saw Bayston choose the inside line on the double-file restart ahead of Allen, Marks, Madsen and Gravel. The leaders were back in lapped traffic with 12 to go. Madsen got by Marks for third with 10 to go, and Gravel followed him into fourth a lap later. Gravel closed late, grabbing third from Madsen on lap 22 and second from Allen on lap 27. Schatz followed him into third with two to go, and Madsen took fourth on the last lap. Bayston was in a different zip code, however, and won his second WoO show of the year. Dietrich was the hard-charger.

PASS 305’s

Heat one (started): 1. Kassidy Kreitz 69K (1) 2. Dustin Young 25 (2) 3. Dave Grube 3D (7) 4. Erin Statler 2 (3) 5. Mike Melair 54 (6) 6. Andrew Boyer 21 (4) 7. Domenic Melair 36 (5) DNS – Jimmy White 53w

8-lap heats saw the top four redraw for feature position. Kreitz led the distance in this one with Young in tow. D. Melair was running fourth on lap five when he came to a stop. Grube used the restart to get around Statler for third.

Heat two (started): 1. Drew Young 7 (1) 2. Garrett Bard 95 (6) 3. Kenny Heffner 97 (5) 4. Doug Dodson 20 (2) 5. Fred Arnold 88 (4) 6. Devin Adams 99 (7) 7. Jake Waters 10 (8) 8. Will Brunson 8B (3)

Young led throughout. Bard was a rocket on lap one, shooting from outside row three around the cushion in one and two to emerge in second. Brunson came to a stop four lap in. After the restart, Heffner got by Dodson for third with two to go.

Heat three (started): 1. Justin Mills MJ1 (2) 2. Austin Reed 34 (1) 3. Ken Duke Jr. 67 (5) 4. Nick Sweigart 8 (4) 5. Mike Alleman 46 (8) 6. Roger Irvine 12 (7) 7. Branston Shue 03 (3) 8. Rowdy Heffner 1 (6)

Reed led early over Sweigart, Mills and Duke. Mills claimed second from Sweigart at the halfway point, and then took the lead on the low side of turn four with two to go. Duke used the low side to work by Sweigart for third on the same lap.

A main (started): 1. K. Heffner (6) 2. Bard (3) 3. Mills (5) 4. Duke (1) 5. Grube (12) 6. Dodson (4) 7. Adams (17) 8. Statler (2) 9. M. Melair (13) 10. Irvine (18) 11. Reed (9) 12. Kreitz (7) 13. Sweigart (10) 14. Shue (19) 15. Alleman (15) 16. Arnold (14) 17. Du. Young (11) 18. Waters (20) 19. R. Heffner (21) 20. Boyer (16) 21. Dr. Young (8) 22. White (22) DNS – D. Melair, Brunson

Duke led Bard and Statler early in the 20-lapper. A caution for debris slowed things three laps in. Duke led Bard, Statler, K. Heffner and Mills back to green. K. Heffner nared third on the restart, and Mills moved into fourth. On lap eight, Bard worked the high side of turn four to grab the lead from the low riding Duke. Mills got by Statler for fourth. K. Heffner used the cushion to roar around Duke for second on lap 14. The leaders entered lapped traffic with five to go. K. Heffner reeled in Bard in heavy lapped traffic. As Bard went high around a lapper, K. Heffner made it three-wide on the low side and took the point. A caution on the white flag lap for Dr. Young set up a single file restart that saw K. Heffner pull away to win. Mills claimed third on the last lap. Adams was the hard-charger.

 

 

10/8/21

Port Royal Speedway

Port Royal, PA

WoO

38 cars

Two flights of qualifying were used. Brad Sweet came out last (19th) in the first flight at set quick time at 15.891 seconds. Donny Schatz (9th car out) was second quick, followed by Lance Dewease (1st), Kerry Madsen (10th) and Lucas Wolfe (4th). Logan Wagner (4th car out) set quick time in the second group and overall at 15.852 seconds. Sheldon Haudenschild (9th car out) was second quick, followed by Anthony Macri (1st), Logan Schuchart (11th) and Justin Henderson (13th). Macri’s engine went up in smoke after his second lap, so an engine change was in order before the heats.

Heat one (started): 1. Dewease 69K (2) 2. Sweet 49 (1) 3. Wolfe 5w (3) 4. James McFadden 9 (4) 5. Danny Dietrich 48 (7) / 6. Steve Buckwalter 17B (8) 7. Devon Borden 27 (5) 8. Zach Newlin 29 (9) 9. Zach Hampton 35 (6) DNS – Lynton Jeffrey 0

8-lap heats sent the top five to the feature and the top two to the dash. Sweet was penalized for jumping on the initial start, moving hi to the second row. Dewease assumed the pole and took the early lead, while Sweet moved quickly into second, ahead of Wolfe and McFadden. Wolfe battled back by Sweet on lap two for the runner-up spot, but Sweet shot back by the next lap in a good duel.

Heat two (started): 1. Schatz 15 (1) 2. Madsen 14 (2) 3. Spencer Bayston 5 (3) 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (4) 5. Mike Wagner 55 (6) / 6. Brock Zearfoss 3z (5) 7. Curt Stroup 19s (9) 8. Carson Macedo 41 (7) 9. Brent Shearer 12 (8)

Schatz led the distance. Things were mostly single-file up front, but M. Wagner dogged Zearfoss for the final transfer, before snatching the spot on the last lap.

Heat three (started): 1. L. Wagner 1 (1) 2. Macri 39m (2) 3. Kasey Kahne 83 (4) 4. Pat Cannon 23 (5) 5. Henderson 71 (3) / 6. TJ Stutts 11 (8) 7. Jason Sides 8. Dylan Cisney 2DC (7) 9. Wayne Johnson 2c (9) 10. Troy Fraker 12w (10)

Wagner led flag to flag in a mostly single-file affair. Henderson got into the wall on the first lap and got shuffled back.

Heat four (started): 1. Schuchart 1s (2) 2. David Gravel 2 (4) 3. Haudenschild 17 (1) 4. Jacob Allen 1a (7) 5. Brent Marks 19 (3) / 6. Freddie Rahmer 51 (9) 7. Justin Whittall 67 (5) 8. Landon Myers 19m (8) 9. Kraig Kinser 11K (6)

Haudenschild was penalized a row on the initial start for jumping. Schuchart assumed the pole and took the lead over Marks, Haudenschild and Gravel. Kinser spun one lap in, and collected Myers. Kinser was done. Schuchart chose the inside line on the restart, with Haudenschild getting by Marks for second. Gravel and Marks began battling for third and traded the spot twice. On lap six, Allen snatched the final transfer spot from Whittall. Marks suffered a flat right rear with a lap to go, creating a green, white, checker finish that saw Gravel snatch second, and Marks recover from the tail to grab the fifth and final transfer.

Dash (started): 1. Macri (2) 2. Madsen (1) 3. Schuchart (5) 4. Sweet (3) 5. Schatz (4) 6. Dewease (8) 7. L. Wagner (6) 8. Gravel (7)

The 6-lapper set the first four rows for the feature. Macri dominated, winning by 4.7 seconds. Good battles back in the pack saw Schuchart take third from Schatz. That followed a battle with Sweet. Sweet would get by Schatz on the last lap for fourth.

B main (started): 1. Borden (1) 2. Buckwalter (3) 3. Zearfoss (5) 4. Rahmer (6) / 5. Newlin (9) 6. Stroup (7) 7. Macedo (11) 8. Cisney (10) 9. Stutts (4) 10. Myers (12) 11. Shearer (15) 12. Hampton (13) 13. Fraker (17) 14. Sides (7) 15. Whittall (1) 16. Johnson (13) 17. Kinser (15) DNS – Jeffrey

The 12-lapper took the top four the A. Several cars got together at the start after Hampton bounced off the inside barrier. Kinser got the worst of it and was done. Whittall led early over Borden, Buckwalter, Zearfoss and Stutts. Buckwalter shot by Borden for second on lap two, while Rahmer moved into fifth. Whittall got into the turn two wall on lap four, ending his good run. Buckwalter assumed the lead ahead of Borden, Zearfoss and Rahmer, who would gain third briefly before Zearfoss battled back by a lap later. Borden took the lead on lap six in a good battle, while Zearfoss and Rahmer exchanged third twice more.

A main (started): 1. Madsen (2) 2. Dewease (6) 3. Macri (1) 4. Schatz (5) 5. Marks (20) 6. Gravel (8) 7. Wolfe (9) 8. Haudenschild (12) 9. Rahmer (24) 10. Dietrich (17) 11. Zearfoss (23) 12. Allen (16) 13. Kinser (27, prov.) 14. Sweet (4) 15. Kahne (10) 16. Henderson (18) 17. Borden (21) 18. Cisney (26, prov.) 19. Bayston (11) 20. M. Wagner (17) 21. Macedo (25, prov.) 22. McFadden (13) 23. Stroup (28, prov.) 24. Cannon (14) 25. Buckwalter (22) 26. Hafertepe (15) 27. Schuchart (3) 28. L. Wagner (7)

The 25-lapper began with Madsen leading Macri, Sweet, Schatz and Schuchart. L. Wagner would last just one lap, slowing and exiting to bring caution. Madsen chose the outside groove on the restart. Seet and Schuchart oved into second and third, relegating Macro to fourth, and Schatz to fifth. Sweet would get into the wall on lap four, opening the door for Schuchart to move into second. Bayston spun six laps in, bringing another yellow. Schatz shot from fifth to third on the restart, with Macri getting by Sweet for fourth. Schuchart briefly led on lap nine, but Madsen gained it back before the finish and a caution ten laps in for a spun Stroup. Schuchart could not avoid the spun car, and suffered enough damage to end his bid for the win. Sweet also surrendered a top five run for a flat right rear. Madsen led Schatz, Macri, Dewease and Wolfe. On lap 13, Dewease worked by Macri for third. When McFadden’s top wing side panel was lost, another caution came with ten to go. Dewease reeled in the leaders, getting by Schatzfor second with six to go. Buckwalter stopped at that point, to bring the final yellow. Marks got by Gravel for fifth, and Macri got by Schatz for third with four to go. Dewease slowly reeled in Madsen. The two were in a drag race out of the final corner, with Madsen holding off the veteran by .081 of a second for his first win at the Port. It was Madsen’s first action since the Knoxville Nationals. Marks was the hard-charger.

 

 

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.

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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.

Donate to the point fund today! 100% of contributions go to the drivers!

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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, 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