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10/24/20

Kokomo Speedway
Kokomo, IN

WoO and Non-wing

44 WoO cars
34 Non-wing cars

Sorry for the late report, It was chilly, but two divisions of sprint cars at Kokomo is a must-see particularly on one of the last shows of the year. The car count of 78 didn’t disappoint. Five drivers performed double duty including Tyler Courtney, Paul Nienhiser, Justin Grant, Chase Stockon and Clinton Boyles. The crowd turned up despite the temperatures.

WoO

Paige Polyak’s night ended in hot laps with an encounter with the always looming turn two wall. Sammy Swindell’s eight year old track record of 10.950 was challenged by Brad Sweet, who was the third to last car to time, checking in at 10.981 seconds. Jacob Allen (8th car to time) set the standard in the first of two flights with an 11.031 second lap on the quarter mile. Donny Schatz (6th car out) was second quick, followed by Aaron Reutzel (21st), Shane Stewart (11th) and Tim Kaeding (22nd) in Tony Stewart’s #14. Following Sweet in the second flight were Cory Eliason (29th), Parker Price-Miller (35th), Dominic Scelzi (23rd) and Tyler Courtney (28th). Carson Macedo got one lap in the second group after changing an engine.

Heat one (started): 1. Allen 1a (1) 2. Reutzel 87 (2) 3. Logan Schuchart 1s (4) 4. Spencer Bayston 71x (6) 5. Wayne Johnson 2c (5) / 6. Jason Sides 7s (9) 7. Nate Dussel 1 (10) 8. Carson Short 21 (8) 9. Bill Rose 6 (11) 10. Kaeding 14 (3) 11. Kerry Madsen 2m (7)

10-lap heats took the top two to the Dash and top five to the feature. Kaeding tangled with K. Maden before a lap could be completed, with both getting upside down. Kaeding would return to the B, while Madsen loaded up with a busted frame. Allen led the distance from there, with a battle forming for the fifth and final transfer. Bayston, driving one of three Indy Race Parts entries, would snatch it from Sides at the midway point and then set his sights on Johnson, passing him at the white flag for fourth.

Heat two (started): 1. Stewart 71 (2) 2. Schatz 15 (1) 3. Buddy Kofoid 67 (4) 4. Hunter Schuerenberg 55 (5) 5. Paul Nienhiser 5K (6) / 6. Zane DeVault 27z (9) 7. Brinton Marvel 21x (7) 8. Mason Daniel 33m (8) 9. Ryan Ruhl 5R (3) 10. Justin Grant 6m (10) 11. Tyler Rankin 16c (11)

Stewart led wire to wire, beating Schatz to turn one. Schuerenberg bested Nienhiser on lap two for fourth. DeVault moved up nicely from row five and looked like he might challenge for the final transfer before settling for sixth.

Heat three (started): 1. Sheldon Haudenschild 17 (4) 2. Sweet 49 (1) 3. Courtney 7BC (3) 4. James McFadden 9 (7) 5. Price-Miller 71P (2) / 6. DJ Foos 16 (6) 7. Chris Windom 19 (9) 8. Gary Taylor 18 (8) 9. Chase Stockon 5s (10) 10. Frank Rodgers III 6x (11) 11. David Gravel 41 (5)

The most entertaining of the heats started with a Windom spin that negated a McFadden run from row four into the top five. Sweet led PPM and Haudenschild early. Haudenschild worked by PPM for second on lap two before Gravel snapped a rear axle battling with Foos for fifth. McFadden jumped from sixth to fourth on the restart, and Courtney got by PPM for third. The top three were three-wide for the lead for a moment. Haudenschild takes the lead from Sweet on lap five for good.

Heat four (started): 1. Eliason 26 (1) 2. Scelzi 83 (2) 3. Ian Madsen 11 (4) 4. Carson Macedo 2 (8) 5. Kraig Kinser 11K (3) / 6. Daryn Pittman 72 (5) 7. Justin Peck 5x (6) 8. Austin McCarl 101 (7) 9. Clinton Boyles 98 (9) 10. Koby Barksdale 22 (10) DNS – Paige Polyak 19P

Macedo jumps the start a row before the green into a transfer, much to the chagrin of Pittman who lets him know under a caution for a stopped Boyles a lap in. Eliason led the distance with Scelzi and I. Madsen in tow. Macedo was fourth, while Kinser held off Pittman, whose hard night was just beginning.

C main (started): 1. Rose (1) 2. Stockon (2) / 3. Ruhl (3) 4. Boyles (4) 5. Barksdale (7) 6. Grant (5) 7. Rankin (8) 8. Rodgers (6) DNS – K. Madsen, Polyak

The 10-lap C main took two to the B. Rose led throughout. Grant spun four laps in. The best racing was for third between Michigander Ruhl and Boyles.

Dash (started): 1. Haudenschild (4) 2. Schatz (2) 3. Reutzel (3) 4. Sweet (8) 5. Stewart (6) 6. Eliason (7) 7. Allen (5) 8. Scelzi (1)

The 8-lap Dash determined the top eight starting spots for the feature, and proved very entertaining. Schatz led Scelzi and Reutzel early. Haudenschild shot by Reutzel on lap two for third and set his sights on Scelzi. They were a bit too close as Sheldon knocked Scelzi’s rear bumper into a spin. Reutzel worked by Haudenschild back into the second spot, before Haudenschild let it all hang out on the final lap, shooting from third to first to nip Schatz at the line by a tenth of a second.

B main (started): 1. Kaeding (1) 2. Gravel (2) 3. Sides (3) 4. Foos (4) / 5. Peck (10) 6. Windom (8) 7. Dussel (7) 8. Short (11) 9. Marvel (9) 10. Taylor (12) 11. Rose (15) 12. Daniel (13) 13. Stockon (16) 14. McCarl (14) 15. Pittman (6) 16. DeVault (5)

Graven led Sides and Kaeding early. Kaeding rode the cushion around Sides and then took the lead from Gravel on lap three, while Foos nabbed the final transfer spot from Pittman. Foos continued his charge in the Burmeister 16, getting by Sides for third on lap five. A battle ensued that saw Sides get back under for the spot on lap seven. Pittman worked by Foos for fourth on lap eight, but Foos returned the favor in a great battle on the next lap. Contact with Peck sent Pittman into a spin, and he retired. The restart had Kaeding ahead of Gravel, Sides, Foos and Peck. With one to go, McCarl contacted an infield tire and got upside down. Pittman also suffered damage and went pitside. Peck surged into fourth, but Foos battled back on the last circuit to reclaim the final transfer by a tenth.

A main (started): 1. Haudenschild (1) 2. Schatz (2) 3. Schuchart (9) 4. McFadden (14) 5. Macedo (16) 6. Allen (7) 7. Courtney (10) 8. I. Madsen (12) 9. Gravel (22) 10. Reutzel (3) 11. Sweet (4) 12. Sides (23) 13. Price-Miller (18) 14. Foos (24) 15. Kaeding (21) 16. Eliason (6) 17. Bayston (13) 18. Kinser (20) 19. Scelzi (8) 20. Pittman (25, prov.) 21. Schuerenberg (15) 22. Kofoid (11) 23. Nienhiser (19) 24. Stewart (5) 25. Johnson (17)

The 40-lapper saw Haudenschild jump out to a lead ahead of Schatz and Reutzel. Stewart was on the move, and got under Reutzel for third on lap three. The leaders were in lapped traffic on lap seven. Two circuits later, Schatz took advantage of heavy lapped traffic and worked his way to the lead, putting some distance between he and Haudenschild before a caution for a Stewart spin came 11 laps in. Kinser headed to the work area at the same time. Schatz chose the inside groove on the restart and retained the lead until a lap 19 incident. Kaeding contacted Schuerenberg who spun, with Kofoid. Nienhiser couldn’t avoid and flipped. The incident also collected third running Reutzel, who joined Kaeding as the only cars to continue. Schatz led four more laps before Scelzi and Gravel contacted and spun collecting Pittman, who was done for the night, and Sides. Scelzi also retired. Schatz restarted with Haudenschild got on his tail. On lap 25, Haudenschild made his move for the lead and entered lappers with ten to go. He caught clean air when Price-Miller spun on lap 31. Kaeding who won the B, was on the move and into fifth by that restart. On lap 33, Schuchart gained third from Sweet and Gravel brought the caution with four to go, along with fifth running Kaeding, who retired. Sweet, who was running fourth went up in smoke with three to go, losing several spots. Haudenschild pulled away for the win. Gravel was the hard-charger, recovering to a ninth place finish.
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Non-wing

34 cars qualified in four groups during their hot lap sessions. Dave Darland (13.775) was quickest in the first group, while Chase Stockon (13.280), Jake Swanson (13.221) and Justin Grant (13.146) were fastest in theirs. Billy Winsemann, Rich Barngrover and Ben Knight did not get times in.

Heat one (started): 1. Thomas Meseraull 47 (1) 2. Max Adams 5M (3) 3. Darland 32 (4) 4. Jadon Rogers 14J (2) / 5. AJ Hopkins o4 (6) 6. Anthony D’Alessio 01 (7) 7. Ricky Lewis 11 (5) 8. Dustin Smith 77 (8) 9. Billy Winsemann 98 (9)

Eight-lap heats took the top four to the feature and the top two redrew. Meseraull led the distance. Contact with Lewis sent Hopkins into a spin on lap six. He recovered for fifth, one spot out of a transfer, but good for the pole of the B.

Heat two (started): 1. Chase Stockon 5s (4) 2. Tyler Courtney 7BC (3) 3. Matt Goodnight 39 (1) 4. Tyler Mihocko 5 (2) / 5. Brandon Long 02 (5) 6. Braydon Cromwell 4 (8) 7. Zack Pretorius 9z (6) 8. Damon Cooley 19 (7) DNS – Rich Barngrover 41

Stockon led Mihocko and Courtney early. Courtney would slide by Mihocko for second on lap three. Cooley would pull to the infield with one to go and a scary fire ensued. He was unhurt. Goodnight used the restart to snatch third from Mihocko.

Heat three (started): 1. Clinton Boyles 57 (2) 2. Kevin Thomas Jr. 9K (3) 3. Travis Berryhill 77s (1) 4. Jake Swanson 21az (4) / 5. Paul Nienhiser 54 (5) 6. Nate McMillin 24 (6) 7. Keith Sheffer 86 (7) 8. Jack James 99 (8)

Boyles led the distance. KTJ and Swanston battled for third with Thomas grabbing it on lap two. Thomas would takes the high side around Berryhill into second on lap three.

Heat four (started): 1. Shane Cottle 24P (2) 2. Justin Grant 22 (4) 3. Cole Bodine 57B (3) 4. Saban Bibent 46R (5) / 5. David Hair 44 (6) 6. Robert Bell 71 (7) 7. Davey Ray 14 (1) 8. Ben Knight 16K (8)

Cottle led Grant and Ray early. Ray had a run on Grant for second coming down the backstretch on lap three. Ray had the door slammed shut by Grant, taking out Ray’s front end, sending the midget veteran end over end. Ray was o.k., but done for the night. The event went mostly single-file from there.

B main (started): 1. Hopkins (1) 2. Nienhiser (3) 3. Long (2) 4. D’Alessio (5) 5. McMillin (7) 6. Hair (4) / 7. Cromwell (6) 8. Knight (14) 9. Sheffer (11) 10. James (15) 11. Pretorius (10) 12. Cooley (12) 13. Smith (13) 14. Winsemann (16) 15. Bell (8) 16. Lewis (9) DNS – Ray, Barngrover

The 12-lap B took the top six to the feature. Lewis spun on the first lap, collecting Smith. Hopkins led early over Nienhiser and Long. Nienhiser battled back by to lead lap seven. Hopkins persevered and ran Nienhiser back down in the final corner to win by .059 of a second.

A main (started): 1. Courtney (5) 2. Cottle (1) 3. Grant (7) 4. Darland (9) 5. Stockon (2) 6. Thomas Jr. (8) 7. Rogers (13) 8. Boyles (4) 9. Swanson (15) 10. Berryhill (11) 11. Hopkins (17) 12. Adams (6) 13. Bodine (12) 14. Goodnight (10) 15. Mihocko (14) 16. Nienhiser (18) 17. McMillin (21) 18. D’Allesio (20) 19. Bibent (16) 20. Long (19) 21. Hair (22) 22. Meseraull (3)

Stockon led the 25-lapper early over Cottle and Boyles. T-Mez was third by lap two, and Courtney moved into fourth on lap three. T-Mex ducked out on lap four, and Courtney roared by Cottle for second. He set his sights on the leader, getting by Stockon on lap six. He pulled away into lapped traffic by lap 13. The caution came out on lap 17. Courtney led Stockon, Grant, Thomas and Cottle back to green. Courtney pulled away while Grant claimed second from Stockon with five to go. Hair spun on lap 21, setting up another restart. Cottle used the low side to get by Stockon for third, and then did the same to Grant for second with two to go. The win was worth $2,000 for Courtney. Rogers was the hard-charger.

 

 

Notes from the Weekend in PA/Finale for Midwest Thunder Sprints Saturday!

(Bill W) October 15, 2020, Monroe, IA – Pennsylvania is a calling to any sprint car fan, and I’m no different. COVID-19 has put a damper on the traveling this season, but we try to get at least one trip in to central PA every year, and last weekend seemed to fit best in a year of COVID and senior football.

A bonus was fall foliage in a way that can’t be seen during speedweek or even a trip to Port Royal’s Tuscarora 50 or Williams Grove’s National Open. It was a quick trip out and back with wife Ellen and the first stop was the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing (EMMR) near York Springs.

Though legend Lynn Paxton was not around to add his usual stories and give the tour we enjoy, it is always a great trip. Steve Bubb does a great job with an ever growing library there, and they are just plumb out of room for everything. It’s a problem I know well from the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. Thankfully, a building similar to our staging building in Knoxville is under development.

The latest car to grace the museum is “Baby” driven to so many victories by the legendary Ted Horn. “Baby” is part of Ohio’s Bob McConnell’s collection. Don’t miss the museum on your next trip to PA!

Port Royal hosted the World of Outlaws and it was great to see the improvements (yet again) at the “Speed Palace.” What once was almost an embarrassing facility by comparison, has now become the standard for central Pennsylvania. A new tunnel, and wider front stretch are just a couple of this year’s additions. The best may be the towering pit grandstands added. They reach higher than the main grandstand and offer a unique look down the front straightaway (Kyle really keeps it straight).

Steve O’Neal and his team have done a great job at the Port. It helps that Steve has been and is a fan in the stands. A nice touch is seeing Steve thank every single driver as they go past for hot laps at the beginning of the night. A bit of a light crowd Friday was more than made up for on Saturday. It’s no doubt why Steve has won the 410 Promoter of the Year in the North American Sprint Car Poll for four straight years.

On track, as has been the case in much of 2020, it was all Kyle Larson. Win #40 came in dominating fashion on Friday, before he had to work for it a bit on Saturday. Brent Marks caught a bad break after passing Kyle in traffic and the yellow coming out, negating it. Either way, Kyle is on fire again as he heads into late models in Portsmouth and USAC Silver Crown in Springfield this weekend.

It was great to see our pal Van May as well. As he always says, the stories can get embellished over the years! And thanks Van for buying Ellen that hot chocolate. Joe and Jill Stine of The Podium Awards in Newport acted as our hosts. Jill provides the trophies at Port Royal and always does a great job. She also provides the trophy each year for the Midwest Thunder Sprint Series presented by OpenWheel101.com champion.

On track, most of the Silly Season news came after the fact. Kevin Swindell helped Spencer Bayston in the Roth #83, and Dominic Scelzi will finish out the year in that car. Dylan Cisney partnered with Wisconsin’s Scott Cowman for the weekend. The #2 referenced Scott’s own #02 mostly piloted by Mike Reinke over the years. Look for Cisney to find his way to Knoxville for a handful of races in 2021. Two-time PASS champion Zach Newlin has graduated to 410’s and looked like he is on the right track in only his second weekend in the class. Tony Stewart was a surprise entrant and looked fast, making the show both nights.

Congratulations goes out to Korey Weyant, who edged Paul Nienhiser for his first MOWA sprint car championship. Carson Short took the feature win at Jacksonville on Friday. Congratulations also to Aaron Reutzel for another All Star title running out of the Baughman/Reutzel Motorsports shop in Knoxville.

This weekend marks the final one for the Midwest Thunder Sprint Series presented by OpenWheel101.com. WoO races at Lakeside (Kansas) and Lake Ozark Speedway (Missouri) will decide it. The points are coming down to the end again, with the same two drivers in contention. Kerry Madsen leads Bill Balog by 29 points (see below). Last year, Kerry eked it out by just one position in the finale at LOS.

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Remaining Schedule for the Midwest Thunder Sprints…

Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)
Sat, Oct 17 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) (WoO)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 696

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 667 (9)
3. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 556 (3)
5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419
7. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 414
8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 399

9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 347 (4)

10. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 341
11. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 332

(tie) Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 332 (1)
13. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 330
14. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 321
15. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 304 (1)

(tie) Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 304
17. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 285
18. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 256 (2)
19. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 245
20. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 232 (1)
(tie) Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 232
22. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 227

(tie) Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 227
24. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 214 (2)
(tie) Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 214

26. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 209
27. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 191

28. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 181
29. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 164 (1)

30. Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 160
31. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 158

32. Scott Biertzer, West Bend, WI, 157
33. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 139

34. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 129
35. Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 123

36. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 118

37. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 115

38. Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 114
39. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 108

(tie) Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 108

41. Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 95

42. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 91
43. Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 88

44. Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 86

(tie) Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 86
46. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 85

47. Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 83

48. Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 80
49. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 77

50. Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 73

(tie) Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 73
52. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 72
(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 72
54. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 71
55. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70
(tie) Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 70
(tie) Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 70

58. Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 63

59. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 62 (1)
60. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 60
61. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 58

(tie) Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 58

63. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 56
(tie) Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 56
(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 56
66. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 55
67. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52
(tie) Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 52
(tie) Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 52
(tie) Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 52

(tie) Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 52
(tie) Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 52
73. Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 50

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 50

(tie) Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 50

76. Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 48

77. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 45
78. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44

79. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 40
80. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 39

(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 39
82. Brian Bell, Gallaway, TN, 38
(tie) Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 38
(tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 38

(tie) Travis Arenz, Sheboygan, WI, 38
86. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 36

87. Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 35
(tie) Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK, 35
89. Jeff Asher, Park Hills, MO, 34

(tie) Morgan Turpen, Somerville, TN, 34

91. Austin Deblauw, Ventura, CA, 32
92. Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 28
(tie) Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 28

(tie) Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 28
95. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 26
97. Gerard McIntyre Jr., New Oxford, PA, 25
98. Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 24

(tie) Jack Routson, Waterman, IL, 24

(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 24
101. Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 22
102. Matt VanderVere, Zion, IL, 20
(tie) Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 20
(tie) Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 20

(tie) Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 20

(tie) Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, IN, 20

(tie) Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH, 20
108. Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 18
(tie) Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 18
(tie) Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 18
(tie) Dan McCarron, Britton, MI, 18
(tie) Ryan Ruhl, Coldwater, MI, 18

(tie) Andy Bishop, Harrisburg, IL, 18

(tie) Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 18
115. Zach Hampton, Indianapolis, IN, 16
(tie) Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 16
(tie) Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA, 16
(tie) Blake Egeland, Climax, MN, 16
(tie) Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 16

(tie) Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 16

(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 16
122. Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14
(tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 14
124. Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 12
(tie) Greg Nikitenko, Minot, ND, 12
(tie) Scott Uttech, New Berlin, WI, 12

(tie) Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 12

(tie) Koby Barksdale, Norman, OK, 12

(tie) Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 12
130. Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10
(tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 10
(tie) Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 10
133. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8
(tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8
(tie) Tony Wondra, Campbellsport, WI, 8
(tie) Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 8

(tie) Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 8
138. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6
(tie) Preston Perlmutter, San Antonio, TX, 6
(tie) Tom Egeland, Climax, MN, 6
(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 6
142. Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4
(tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4
(tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4
(tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4
(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 4
(tie) Tyler Shoemaker, Clinton, IL, 4
(tie) Zach Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 4

(tie) Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK, 4
150. Nick Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 2
(tie) Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 2

World of Outlaws member wins…

6, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA
3, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH
2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA
2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT
1, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN

2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)
Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 8 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sun, Aug 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Aug 22 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 28 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Paul Nienshier, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Sept 11 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO)
Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial) (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, Sept 18 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL)
Fri, Sept 25 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 26 – Plymouth Dirt Track (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, Oct 2 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)

Fri, Oct 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Carson Short, Marion, IL)
Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)
Sat, Oct 17 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) (WoO)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2)
2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2)
5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1)
7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1)
8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3)
9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5)
10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7)
3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565
5. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1)
6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)
(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398
8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2)
9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)
2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)
3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)
5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2)
6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)
7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2)
8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3)
9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)
10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

 

 

10/9/2020

Port Royal Speedway
Port Royal, PA

WoO

48 cars

Donny Schatz (9th car out to time) set quick time at 15.190 seconds in the first of two groups. Schatz’s second lap saw a power outage in turns three and four, but he finished it out. Gio Scelzi (5th car out) was second quick, followed by David Gravel (15th), Anthony Macri (18th), Tony Stewart (13th), James McFadden (21st), Brian Brown (17th), Mike Wagner (3rd), Daryn Pittman (16th) and TJ Stutts (19th). The second group was paced by Sheldon Haudenschild’s (7th car out) lap of 15.349 seconds. Danny Dietrich (12th), Kyle Larson (10th), Brock Zearfoss (8th), Kerry Madsen (16th), Lance Dewease (4th), Jacob Allen (24th), Carson Macedo (5th), Logan Schuchart (18th) and Freddie Rahmer (14th) rounded out the top ten. Zach Hampton failed to get a time in.

Heat one (started): 1. Schatz 15 (1) 2. Gravel 41 (2) 3. Stewart 14s (3) 4. Brent Marks 5 (6) 5. Brown 21 (4) / 6. Pittman 72 (5) 7. Kraig Kinser 11K (7) 8. Landon Myers 19m (9) 9. Brent Shearer 12 (11) 10. Dylan Cisney 2x (10) 11. Kody Lehman 47K (12) 12. Lynton Jeffrey 83J (8)

8 lap heats took the top five to the feature, and top two to the dash. Schatz got the jump on Gravel, and held them all off to the checkers. Marks challenged Stewart for third for a while, and Pittman did the same, but couldn’t get by Brown for the final transfer.

Heat two (started): 1. Scelzi 18 (1) 2. Macri 39m (2) 3. McFadden 9 (3) 4. Brad Sweet 49 (6) 5. Stutts 11 (5) / 6. Wagner 55 (4) 7. Steve Buckwalter 17B (8) 8. Logan Wagner 1 (7) 9. Brett Michalski 73B (11) 10. Mason Daniel 33m (9) 11. Jeff Miller 57J (10) 12. Troy Fraker 12w (12)

Contact with Sweet sent Wagner into a spin at the end of the front straight to start things. He restarted at the tail. Scelzi got the jump on the start and won going away. Stutts passed Buckwalter for the final transfer on lap three. McFadden worked by Macri for the second at the halfway point, but the youngster fought back and used the cushion to grab the second dash spot on the last lap.

Heat three (started): 1. Larson 57 (2) 2. Haudenschild 17 (1) 3. Madsen 2m (3) 4. Ryan Smith 10x (6) 5. Allen 1a (4) / 6. Schuchart 1s (5) 7. Kyle Reinhardt 91 (9) 8. Spencer Bayston 83 (7) 9. Kyle Moody 99m (8) 10. Jason Sides 7s (10) 11. Bill Rose 6 (11) 12. Brie Hershey 97 (12)

Larson dominated from the green. The race was on between Smith, Allen and Schuchart for third and fourth, and they finished in that order.

Heat four (started): 1. Dietrich 48 (1) 2. Zearfoss 3z (2) 3. Dewease 69K (3) 4. Macedo 2 (4) 5. Rahmer 51 (5) / 6. Lucas Wolfe 24 (6) 7. Parker Price-Miller 14 (8) 8. Tony Fiore 91F (7) 9. Drew Ritchey 880 (10) 10. Wayne Johnson 2c (11) 11. Zach Newlin 54 (9) DNS – Zach Hampton 15B

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

C main (started): 1. Cisney (1) 2. Johnson (4) / 3. Sides (2) 4. Daniel (3) 5. Newlin (8) 6. Jeffrey (9) 7. Rose (6) 8. Miller (7) 9. Hershey (10) 10. Fraker (11) 11. Lehman (5) DNS – Hampton

The 10-lapper transferred the top two to the back of the B. Cisney led throughout, and the battle for second was on. Sides held the spot until Johnson drove around him on the cushion with two to go after a good battle.

Dash (started): 1. Larson (1) 2. Dietrich (2) 3. Haudenschild (4) 4. Zearfoss (6) 5. Schatz (8) 6. Scelzi (7) 7. Gravel (3) 8. Macri (5)

Larson pulled away from the rest after drawing the pole. The finish set the starting spots in the first four rows of the feature.

B main (started): 1. Schuchart (1) 2. Pittman (2) 3. Wagner (3) 4. Reinhardt (6) / 5. Wolfe (4) 6. Buckwalter (7) 7. Kinser (5) 8. Myers (9) 9. Bayston (10) 10. Price-Miller (8) 11. Fiore (12) 12. Moody (13) 13. Cisney (17) 14. Johnson (18) 15. Michalski (14) 16. Shearer (15) 17. Ritchie (16) 18. Wagner (11)

The 12-lapper took the top four to the feature. Schuchart dominated, ahead of Pittman, who also had some distance between he and Wagner. Wolfe held down the fourth and final transfer, until Reinhardt got by on lap four.

A main (started): 1. Larson (1) 2. Dietrich (2) 3. Haudenschild (3) 4. Scelzi (6) 5. Zearfoss (4) 6. Macri (8) 7. Schatz (5) 8. Gravel (7) 9. Rahmer (20) 10. Madsen (10) 11. Sweet (15) 12. Schuchart (21) 13. Stewart (9) 14. McFadden (11) 15. Marks (13) 16. Stutts (19) 17. Smith (14) 18. Brown (17) 19. Pittman (22) 20. Allen (18) 21. Bayston (26, prov.) 22. Reinhardt (24) 23. Cisney (25, prov.) 24. Macedo (16) 25. Dewease (12) 26. Wagner (23)

The 25-lapper saw Larson take off from the field early. Dietrich chased him ahead of Zearfoss and Haudenschild. Scelzi shot by Schatz for the fifth spot on lap two. Larson entered lapped traffic on lap six and was a knife through hot butter. The only stoppage came for a five-car pileup 15 laps in involving Marks, tenth running McFadden, Sweet, Dewease and Macedo. Dewease and Macedo were done for the night. The single-file restart saw Larson leading Dietrich, Zearfoss, Haudenschild and Scelzi. Larson took off again, leaving no doubt who was going to win this one. Haudenschild slid under Zearfoss in turn four with five to go to claim third. Larson was back in lapped traffic with three to go. Scelzi passed Zearfoss with two to go for fourth. Rahmer was the hard-charger.

 

 

Down to Five Races with Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com!

(Bill W) October 1, 2020, Monroe, IA – Bill Balog won an unprecedented tenth career Interstate Racing Association (IRA) title this year. Balog capped his season off with a pair of wins last weekend. Friday, the win came on the half-mile Dodge County Fairgrounds, while Saturday’s victory came at the quarter-mile Plymouth Dirt Track.

Just five point races remain with the Midwest Thunder Sprints Series presented by OpenWheel101.com. Who will grab the big cash down the stretch? Last year, only one position in the season’s final race at Lake Ozark Speedway separated three-time champion Kerry Madsen and Bill Balog.

Madsen’s lead is just 29 points over Balog. Kyle Larson, Brian Brown and Rico Abreu trail. Austin McCarl, Dominic Scelzi, Ian Madsen, Tim Kaeding and Jake Blackhurst round out the top ten.

Point races this weekend include a two-night MOWA stand at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. The Midget Gold Crown Nationals will also be going on, so check out a great open wheel doubleheader!

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Remaining Schedule for the Midwest Thunder Sprints…

Fri, Oct 2 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA)

Sat, Oct 3 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA)

Fri, Oct 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA)
Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)
Sat, Oct 17 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) (WoO)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 696

2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 667 (9)
3. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 556 (3)
5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419
7. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 414
8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 399
9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 332

(tie) Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 332 (1)
11. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 330

12. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 323
13. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 321
14. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 304 (1)

(tie) Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 304

16. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 297 (3)
17. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 285
18. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 256 (2)
19. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 245
20. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 232 (1)
(tie) Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 232
22. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 227

(tie) Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 227
24. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 214 (2)
(tie) Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 214

26. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 209
27. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 191
28. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 164 (1)

29. Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 160
30. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 158

31. Scott Biertzer, West Bend, WI, 157

32. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 146
33. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 139

34. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 129
35. Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 123

36. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 115
37. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 108

(tie) Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 108
39. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 100
40. Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 88

41. Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 86
42. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 85
43. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 77

44. Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 74

45. Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 73
46. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 72
(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 72
48. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 71
49. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70
(tie) Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 70
(tie) Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 70

(tie) Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 70
53. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 66
54. Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 60

(tie) Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 60
56. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 58

(tie) Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 58
58. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 56
(tie) Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 56
(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 56
61. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 55
62. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52
(tie) Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 52
(tie) Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 52
(tie) Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 52

(tie) Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 52
(tie) Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 52
68. Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 50

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 50

70. Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 49
71. Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 48

(tie) Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 48

(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 48
74. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44
75. Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 40
76. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 39

(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 39
78. Brian Bell, Gallaway, TN, 38
(tie) Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 38
(tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 38

(tie) Travis Arenz, Sheboygan, WI, 38
82. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 36
83. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 35
(tie) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 35
(tie) Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK, 35
86. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 32

(tie) Austin Deblauw, Ventura, CA, 32
88. Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 28
(tie) Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 28

(tie) Jeff Asher, Park Hills, MO, 28

91. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 27
92. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 26
94. Gerard McIntyre Jr., New Oxford, PA, 25
95. Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 24

(tie) Jack Routson, Waterman, IL, 24

(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 24
98. Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 22
99. Matt VanderVere, Zion, IL, 20
(tie) Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 20
(tie) Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 20

(tie) Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 20
103. Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 18
(tie) Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 18
(tie) Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 18
(tie) Dan McCarron, Britton, MI, 18
(tie) Ryan Ruhl, Coldwater, MI, 18

(tie) Andy Bishop, Harrisburg, IL, 18
109. Zach Hampton, Indianapolis, IN, 16
(tie) Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 16
(tie) Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA, 16
(tie) Blake Egeland, Climax, MN, 16
(tie) Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 16
114. Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14
(tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 14
116. Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 12
(tie) Carson Short, Marion, IL, 12
(tie) Greg Nikitenko, Minot, ND, 12
(tie) Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 12
(tie) Scott Uttech, New Berlin, WI, 12

(tie) Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 12
122. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10
(tie) Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10
(tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 10
(tie) Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10
(tie) Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 10
(tie) Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 10
128. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8
(tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8
(tie) Tony Wondra, Campbellsport, WI, 8
(tie) Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 8

(tie) Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 8
133. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6
(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 6
(tie) Preston Perlmutter, San Antonio, TX, 6
(tie) Tom Egeland, Climax, MN, 6
(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 6
138. Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4
(tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4
(tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4
(tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4
(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 4
(tie) Tyler Shoemaker, Clinton, IL, 4
(tie) Zach Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 4
145. Nick Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 2
(tie) Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 2

World of Outlaws member wins…

6, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA
3, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH
2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA
2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT
1, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN

Tentative 2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)
Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 8 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sun, Aug 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Aug 22 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 28 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Paul Nienshier, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Sept 11 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO)
Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial) (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, Sept 18 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL)
Fri, Sept 25 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 26 – Plymouth Dirt Track (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, Oct 2 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA)

Sat, Oct 3 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA)

Fri, Oct 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA)
Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)
Sat, Oct 17 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) (WoO)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2)
2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2)
5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1)
7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1)
8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3)
9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5)
10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7)
3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565
5. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1)
6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)
(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398
8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2)
9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)
2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)
3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)
5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2)
6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)
7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2)
8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3)
9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)
10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

 

 

 

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This week, point shows include Wisconsin IRA stops at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam Friday, and the Plymouth Dirt Track Saturday.

Kerry Madsen leads Kyle Larson, Bill Balog, Brian Brown and Rico Abreu in points. Kerry is vying to be a four-time champion with the series. Austin McCarl, Dominic Scelzi, Ian Madsen, Tim Kaeding and Gio Scelzi round out the top ten.

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Up Next for the Midwest Thunder Sprints…

Fri, Sept 25 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 26 – Plymouth Dirt Track (IRA)
Fri, Oct 2 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 696
2. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11)
3. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 567 (7)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 556 (3)
5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419
7. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 414
8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 399
9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 332
10. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 330
11. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 321
12. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 304 (1)
13. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 297 (3)
14. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 285
15. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 277
16. Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 266
17. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 257 (1)
18. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 256 (2)
19. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 245
20. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 232 (1)
(tie) Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 232
22. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 227
23. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 214 (2)
(tie) Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 214
25. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 191
26. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 190
27. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 181
28. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 164 (1)
29. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 158
30. Scott Biertzer, West Bend, WI, 147
31. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 139
32. Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 125
33. Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 123
34. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 116
35. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 109
36. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 108
37. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 100
38. Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 94
39. Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 88
40. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 85
41. Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 84
42. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 77
43. Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 74
44. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 72
(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 72
46. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 71
47. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70
(tie) Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 70
(tie) Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 70
(tie) Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 70
51. Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 69
52. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 66
53. Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 60
(tie) Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 60
55. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 58
56. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 56
(tie) Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 56
(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 56
59. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 55
60. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52
(tie) Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 52
(tie) Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 52
(tie) Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 52
(tie) Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 52
(tie) Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 52
66. Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 50
(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 50
68. Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 49
69. Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 48
(tie) Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 48
(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 48
72. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44
73. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 40
(tie) Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 40
75. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 39
(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 39
77. Brian Bell, Gallaway, TN, 38
(tie) Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 38
(tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 38
80. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 36
81. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 35
(tie) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 35
(tie) Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK, 35
84. Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 34
85. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 32
86. Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 28
(tie) Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 28
(tie) Jeff Asher, Park Hills, MO, 28
89. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 27
90. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26
(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 26
92. Gerard McIntyre Jr., New Oxford, PA, 25
93. Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 24
94. Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 22
(tie) Jack Routson, Waterman, IL, 22
96. Matt VanderVere, Zion, IL, 20
(tie) Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 20
(tie) Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 20
(tie) Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 20
(tie) Travis Arenz, Sheboygan, WI, 20
(tie) Austin Deblauw, Ventura, CA, 20
102. Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 18
(tie) Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 18
(tie) Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 18
(tie) Dan McCarron, Britton, MI, 18
(tie) Ryan Ruhl, Coldwater, MI, 18
(tie) Andy Bishop, Harrisburg, IL, 18
108. Zach Hampton, Indianapolis, IN, 16
(tie) Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 16
(tie) Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA, 16
(tie) Blake Egeland, Climax, MN, 16
(tie) Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 16
113. Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14
(tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 14
(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 14
116. Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 12
(tie) Carson Short, Marion, IL, 12
(tie) Greg Nikitenko, Minot, ND, 12
(tie) Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 12
(tie) Scott Uttech, New Berlin, WI, 12
(tie) Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 12
122. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10
(tie) Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10
(tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 10
(tie) Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10
(tie) Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 10
(tie) Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 10
128. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8
(tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8
(tie) Tony Wondra, Campbellsport, WI, 8
(tie) Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 8
(tie) Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 8
133. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6
(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 6
(tie) Preston Perlmutter, San Antonio, TX, 6
(tie) Tom Egeland, Climax, MN, 6
(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 6
138. Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4
(tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4
(tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4
(tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4
(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 4
(tie) Tyler Shoemaker, Clinton, IL, 4
(tie) Zach Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 4
145. Nick Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 2
(tie) Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 2

World of Outlaws member wins…

6, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA
3, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH
2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA
2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT
1, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN

Tentative 2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)
Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 8 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sun, Aug 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Aug 22 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 28 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Paul Nienshier, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Sept 11 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO)
Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial) (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, Sept 18 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL)
Fri, Sept 25 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 26 – Plymouth Dirt Track (IRA)
Fri, Oct 2 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA)
Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)
Sat, Oct 17 – 34 Raceway (IA)
Sat, Oct 17 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) (WoO)

The Rest TBD…

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2)
2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2)
5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1)
7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1)
8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3)
9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5)
10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7)
3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565
5. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1)
6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)
(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398
8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2)
9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)
2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)
3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)
5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2)
6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)
7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2)
8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3)
9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)
10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

Rogerson Notches Another Sprint Invaders Season Opener at 34 Raceway!
Saturday, April 19, 2008
(by Bill Wright) April 19, 2008 – Matt Rogerson won his fifth career Ideal Ready Mix Sprint Invaders Association Saturday night at the 34 Raceway near West Burlington, Iowa. Entering the night, his four wins at the facility were already tops with the series. Rogerson survived a mid-race duel with John Schulz and pulled away on an extremely heavy surface to claim his third Sprint Invaders tally in the month of April at 34.

After a sixth place showing in the Rich DeReu Memorial Shake-Up Dash, things didn't look good for Rogerson, until winner Bobby Mincer rolled a three on the dice. That put Matt outside row one. "It was all about track position tonight the way the track was," said Rogerson. "I should thank Bobby Mincer for drawing what he did after the dash. We've got a few laps around this place."

After a lap one flip by Nick Guernsey, who was uninjured, and a lost wheel by Ryan Jamison on the next try, the third start was a charm, and Rogerson shot out to a lead immediately. Schulz tucked into second, and the lead pair separated from the pack. After a caution on lap six, the remaining 20 laps went non-stop. On lap 16, in lapped traffic, Schulz made a pass for the lead at the flagstand before Rogerson returned the favor and led the rest of the way.

"I was trying to get around a lapped car and bicycled badly over in turn two," says Rogerson. "I had to get off it and counter-steer, and he got by me. Then pretty much the same thing happened to him. From then on I was running well. Everyone knows that's where Matt Rogerson's going to end up running anyway, the bottom."

Schulz, who won with the Sprint Invaders here last July, remembered the lead exchange the same way. "Matt was a little better in the open track, and I could reel him in in traffic. We both bicycled up with a lapped car and he ended up getting by us again. I've known him my whole life. It was just a good race. I could make some ground up on top, but you had to watch the lappers sliding up in front of you. You had to just bite the bullet and take what you could get."

Finishing a distant, but solid third, was fourth generation driver, Korey Weyant. "It helped us to start up front," he said. "We've got a new motor this year, so that helped a ton. The track was really tacky. We messed up on the setup a bit, we were spiking on the right rear pretty bad. Maybe if it wasn't, we could have been up there with the top two."

2007 Knoxville Raceway 360 Track Champion, Josh Higday was fourth, and Bobby Mincer was fifth. Jon Agan, Jerrod Hull, Josh Schneiderman, hard-charger Jordan Goldesberry and Justin Newberry rounded out the top ten.

Heats went to Weyant, Rogerson, Schulz and Josh Schneiderman. Mincer won the Shake-Up Dash, and Nick Eastin dominated the 12-lap B main event.

The Ideal Ready Mix Sprint Invaders will be back in action on Friday, May 16 at the Morgan County Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Results Ideal Ready Mix 25-lap A main Finish (started): 1. 29, Matt Rogerson, Burlington, IA (2) 2. 2, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (4) 3. 99w, Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (1) 4. 1, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (5) 5. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (3) 6. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (7) 7. 12, Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO (10) 8. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (6) 9. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (19) 10. 36, Justin Newberry, West Burlington, IA (18) 11. 53H, Matt Harms, Morton, IL (17) 12. 23, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (9) 13. 29x, Russ Hall, Des Moines, IA (15) 14. 4B, Scott Boles, New London, IA (8) 15. 22x, Nick Eastin, West Burlington, IA (16) 16. 3, Matt Sutton, Macomb, IL (11) 17. 99, Jimmy Davies, Oquawka, IL (20) 18. 6, Dustin Whiting, Burlington, IA (12) 19. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (13) 20. 0, Nick Guernsey, Burlington, IA (14) DNS – 1x, Jayson Ditsworth, Gladstone, IL. Lap Leaders: Rogerson 1-15, Schulz 16, Rogerson 17-25.

Staats Heat Race #1 (8 laps, top four to A, top two to Dash): 1. Korey Weyant (4) 2. Bobby Mincer (3) 3. Kevin Hetrick (2) 4. Ryan Jamison (8) / 5. Matt Harms (7) 6. Jordan Goldesberry (1) 7. Justin Newberry (5) 8. 4J, Justin Parrish, Des Moines, IA (6)

Golden Eagle Distributors/Budweiser Heat Race #2 (8 laps, top four to A, top two to Dash): 1. Matt Rogerson (4) 2. Jon Agan (2) 3. Jerrod Hull (5) 4. Nick Guernsey (6) / 5. 18A, Dan Avery, Burlington, IA (7) 6. Nick Eastin (1) 7. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (3) DNS – 16HD, Donnie Steward, West Burlington, IA

Midland Performance Heat Race #3 (8 laps, top four to A, top two to Dash): 1. John Schulz (2) 2. Josh Higday (3) 3. Matt Sutton (4) 4. Russ Hall (5) / 5. 10, Eric Vanderploeg, Altoona, IA (8) 6. 17, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (6) 7. Jimmy Davies (7) 8. 38, Seth Wilke, Burlington, IA (1)

Fastway Fabrication Heat Race #4 (8 laps, top four to A, top two to Dash): 1. Josh Schneiderman (5) 2. Scott Boles (2) 3. Dustin Whiting (1) 4. Jayson Ditsworth (3) / 5. 5MRE, Tim Rose, Burlington, IA (6) 6. 88, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (4) DNS – 35, Brian Hetrick, Stronghurst, IL, 78, Robert Bell, Colfax, IA

Rich DeReu Memorial Shake-Up Dash (6 laps): 1. Bobby Mincer (1) 2. John Schulz (3) 3. Josh Higday (5) 4. Josh Schneiderman (2) 5. Korey Weyant (8) 6. Matt Rogerson (7) 7. Jon Agan (6) 8. Scott Boles (4)

Holtkamp's Trailer Repair B Main (12 laps, top five to A): 1. Nick Eastin (2) 2. Matt Harms (1) 3. Justin Newberry (7) 4. Jordan Goldesberry (3) 5. Jimmy Davies (9) / 6. Austin McCarl (5) 7. Justin Parrish (11) 8. Seth Wilke (6) 9. Dan Avery (8) 10. Jarrod Schneiderman (12) 11. Tim Rose (10) 12. Rager Phillips (4) DNS – Eric Vanderploeg, Brian Hetrick, Donnie Steward, Robert Bell

Contingency Awards:

KSE Products Hard Charger -
The Brake Man – Nick Eastin
Diversified Machine – Korey Weyant
Kinser Air Filters – Josh Higday
M&W Aluminum Products – Russ Hall
Ultra Shield – Jimmy Davies
Saldana Racing Products – John Schulz
Rod End Supply – Justin Newberry, Josh Schneiderman

 

 

What's Bugging You?

(Bill W) September 16, 2020, Monroe, IA – This week, a guest columnist who chooses to be anonymous chimes in on several things that we all may be passionate about (I agree strongly on the PPV speed cameras).

What’s Bugging Me?

Listen, can we be serious here? I want to talk about the near death experiences I’ve had at some tracks. While sitting in the stands. Because the bleachers were literally FALLING APART. If you have been to these tracks you get it. If you have seen your life flash before your eyes as you climb the rickety hot messes some tracks try and pass off as seating, you know what I’m talking about. These are the grandstands that you have to coordinate with your friends who will stand when because your seriously afraid if both of you stand at once you will fall to your death. The bleachers that are wooden and half broken in half. It’s time track owners. Time to put some money into these death traps. I’d gladly pay $5 more for a safe seat, rather than spending hours fearing for my life.

BTW…How in holy heaven do these stands get insured? And if they aren’t insured, if I do fall to my death, what will happen to my kids? These are important questions. I love sprint car racing, and I’m sure I will continue to literally risk my life at some tracks watching the races, but I implore you…if you see me sitting up there on some broke down seat, leave some room between us. Even weight distribution is important in these scenarios.

Here’s the truth, sometimes we don’t know the rules. We have all been in those super awkward social situations when we aren’t exactly sure how to act or what to do. So today, Imma help you out and reduce your anxiety with some simple race etiquette. I want to help you to avoid being inadvertently rude to those around you. I’m a giver like that.

Sit your ass down.

When you’re at a race, I know it’s exciting. I also understand that we all have some important things to do when we are sitting in the stands. We want to capture that perfect cell phone picture so you can tweet your seat or post to social media, or capture the perfect selfie with your friends. (And let’s be honest, that 4 wide shot is something to behold). But please. PLEASE. Sit yourself down. It’s rude to stand when a race is going on. Truth is, we all want to see. All of us paid to see the race and the rules for open wheel racing are that YOU STAY SEATED. And if everyone sits, everyone sees. I don’t know why that’s the rule at dirt track racing, but it is. I like the rule… because I like to see.

On a quick side note, this is one that I still have to remind myself. When you are at a race, generally there is a support class or two that you could give two craps about. When those cars are on the track, it’s easy to forget that people around you are actually watching a race that you have disregarded. BUT, if it’s green flag racing, wait to pee. I get it- you’ve gotta go, we’ve all been there. Or you need a drink, a snack, but PLEASE try to remember that when you stand and try to get in and out of your seat, you are interrupting someone else’s experience.

Wasted time. I go to bed early. I'm broken that way. I have kids and a job that requires me to be up and at it in the morning. Many of the races I attend are at least three hours away from home, so if a track or series wastes time during a show, it's frustrating and rude. And, ultimately... if it's a consistent thing, I won't go back to that track. I understand, some nights are filled with yellows and cautions or waiting on ambulances-which I get. It's the constant delays, long unnecessary down time, getting started late, that do not honor my time and I'm not about it.

We are in a pandemic. Which has motivated me to take in more races on PPV. It's a great option and I'm happy to be able to see racing while safely at home. HOWEVER. Can we just decide from here on out that while it's super neat, the track camera that shows cars passing by but not the race (speed camera) is ridiculous? I get invested in what is happening on the track and all of a sudden I'm staring at wheels and dirt. Super fantastic for when they are pushing off or replays. Have at it. But during a race. Hard pass. In this same vein... a mile track needs more than one camera. It's just the truth. Pay for an extra camera man so I can see the race I'm paying to watch. We finally got rid of the in-car cameras during green flags, taking away our enjoyment of the race, let’s do the same for the camera at the flag stand!

Want to know another thing that I notice and consider before going to tracks? Probably not, but I'm going to tell you. Bathrooms. I need decent restrooms. Not fancy. Just clean and working. I'm not here for nasty ass restrooms that I have to fear for my health entering. Also, food. Weird segway, but when I consider tracks, I remember them mostly for the banking and the food. I will pay good money for unique food options at tracks. Be creative. Everyone has cheeseburgers. You can do better. Oh, and RC is not a proper soda option. It just isn't.

That’s all for now…

As for me, congratulations to Brooke Tatnell and the TKS Motorsports team for their win at the Jerry Richert Memorial! I was able to see some great racing at I-80 Speedway, where Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Roger Crockett traded the lead before Sam took it for good over 41 cars. It was great fun to see Randy Martin win $2,500 with the Sprint Invaders in Moberly on Sunday as well.

Action in the Midwest Thunder Sprint Series presented by OpenWheel101.com commences at Jacksonville Friday and Beaver Dam on Saturday this week. In 360 action, Huset’s has a big doubleheader, the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial commences in Wheatland, and the Sprint Invaders hit Donnellson for a make-up event on Saturday.

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Up Next for the Midwest Thunder Sprints…

Fri, Sept 18 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)
Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA)
Fri, Sept 25 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 26 – Plymouth Dirt Track (IRA)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 696
2. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 660 (11)
3. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 567 (7)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 556 (3)
5. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 419
7. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 414
8. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 399
9. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 332
10. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 330
11. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 321
12. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 304 (1)
13. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 285
14. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 256 (2)
15. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 247 (2)
16. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 245
17. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 237
18. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 232 (1)
(tie) Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 232
20. Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 231
21. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 227
22. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 214 (2)
(tie) Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 214
24. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 207
25. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 191
26. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 181
27. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 164 (1)
28. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 160
29. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 158
30. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 139
(tie) Scott Biertzer, West Bend, WI, 139
32. Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 123
33. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 116
34. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 109
35. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 108
36. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 100
(tie) Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 100
38. Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 88
39. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 85
40. Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 80
41. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 77
42. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 72
(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 72
44. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 71
45. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70
(tie) Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 70
(tie) Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 70
48. Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 69
49. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 66
(tie) Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 66
51. Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 60
(tie) Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 60
(tie) Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 60
54. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 58
55. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 56
(tie) Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 56
(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 56
58. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 55
59. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52
(tie) Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 52
(tie) Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 52
(tie) Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 52
63. Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 50
(tie) Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 50
65. Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 48
(tie) Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 48
67. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44
(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 44
69. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 40
(tie) Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 40
71. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 39
72. Brian Bell, Gallaway, TN, 38
(tie) Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 38
(tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 38
75. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 36
76. Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 35
(tie) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 35
(tie) Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK, 35
79. Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 34
80. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 32
(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 32
82. Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 28
(tie) Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 28
84. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26
85. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 25
(tie) Gerard McIntyre Jr., New Oxford, PA, 25
87. Jeff Asher, Park Hills, MO, 24
88. Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 22
(tie) Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 22
90. Matt VanderVere, Zion, IL, 20
(tie) Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 20
(tie) Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 20
93. Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 18
(tie) Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 18
(tie) Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 18
(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 18
(tie) Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 18
(tie) Dan McCarron, Britton, MI, 18
(tie) Ryan Ruhl, Coldwater, MI, 18
100. Zach Hampton, Indianapolis, IN, 16
(tie) Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 16
(tie) Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA, 16
(tie) Blake Egeland, Climax, MN, 16
(tie) Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 16
105. Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14
(tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 14
(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 14
(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14
(tie) Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 14
110. Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 12
(tie) Carson Short, Marion, IL, 12
(tie) Greg Nikitenko, Minot, ND, 12
(tie) Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 12
(tie) Jack Routson, Waterman, IL, 12
(tie) Scott Uttech, New Berlin, WI, 12
116. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10
(tie) Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10
(tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 10
(tie) Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10
(tie) Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 10
(tie) Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 10
122. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8
(tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8
(tie) Tony Wondra, Campbellsport, WI, 8
(tie) Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 8
(tie) Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 8
127. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6
(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 6
(tie) Preston Perlmutter, San Antonio, TX, 6
(tie) Tom Egeland, Climax, MN, 6
(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 6
132. Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4
(tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4
(tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4
(tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4
(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 4
(tie) Austin Deblauw, Ventura, CA, 4
(tie) Tyler Shoemaker, Clinton, IL, 4
(tie) Zach Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 4
140. Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 2
(tie) Nick Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 2
(tie) Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 2

World of Outlaws member wins…

6, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA
3, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH
2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA
2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT
1, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN

Tentative 2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)
Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 8 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sun, Aug 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Aug 22 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 28 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Paul Nienshier, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Sept 11 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO)
Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial) (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, Sept 18 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)
Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA)
Fri, Sept 25 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 26 – Plymouth Dirt Track (IRA)
Fri, Oct 2 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA)
Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)
Sat, Oct 17 – 34 Raceway (IA)
Sat, Oct 17 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) (WoO)

The Rest TBD…

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2)
2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2)
5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1)
7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1)
8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3)
9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5)
10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7)
3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565
5. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1)
6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)
(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398
8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2)
9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)
2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)
3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)
5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2)
6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)
7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2)
8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3)
9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)
10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

 

 

9/12/20

I-80 Speedway

Greenwood, NE

ASCS and Nebraska 360’s

Fall Brawl and Bobby Parker Memorial

41 cars

Plenty of extra cash and contingencies were on the line at the annual Fall Haul. A rainout of Friday’s Bobby Parker Memorial created a co-sanctioned event with ASCS and the Nebraska 360’s. Much kudos to the track staff including Joe and Steve Kosiski for getting the soggy pit area ready and parked with 70 rigs in an hour and a half in time for scheduled hot laps at 6.

Heat one (started): 1. Jordan Mallett 14 (2) 2. Kyle Offill 88K (1) 3. Jesse Love 44 (3) 4. Terry McCarl 81 (5) 5. Shayle Bade 03 (7) 6. Alex Hill 77x (4) 7. Clint Garner 40 (8) 8. Ben Woods 11B (6) DNS – Austin Miller 83A

8-lap heats carried passing points. The top 30 in passing points moved on to three Qualifiers. Miller pulled off and didn’t start with no brakes. Mallett led the distance. T. McCarl had a rough start, but was back in the top five by the halfway point. With two to go, he got by Bade for fourth.

Heat two (started): 1. Dylan Westbrook 47x (7) 2. Blake Hahn 52 (3) 3. Ryan Bickett 17B (1) 4. Danny Sams III 24D (2) 5. Carson McCarl 27 (6) 6. Lynton Jeffrey 83 (8) 7. Rich Cerveny 28x (5) 8. John Anderson 1A (4)

Bickett led Sams and C. McCarl early. Hahn took third from C. McCarl on lap two, while Jeffrey moved into fifth. Jeffrey would spin after tagging Westbrook, who had gotten by him for fifth. Westbrook quickly took fourth on the restart, followed Hahn into third on lap five. The pair passed the leader Bickett with two to go. Westbrook who was running low the whole time, hit the high side of three and four on the last lap, with Hahn blocking low. Westbrook squeezed between the leader and the frontstretch wall to lead by a narrow margin at the checkers.

Heat three (started): 1. Jack Dover 53 (4) 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (8) 3. Scott Bogucki 28 (5) 4. Cody Ledger 35L (6) 5. Joey Danley 24BH (2) 6. Tyler Drueke 1B (3) 7. Nate Mills 24N (1) 8. Trent Roth 14T (7)

Danley spun before a lap was complete. Dover led lap one, but Hafertepe was already hot on his tail after starting scratch. Ledger took third from Bogucki on lap two. The war up front waged, and Hafertepe took the point on lap three, only to have Dover come back to the lead for good at the halfway point. Bogucki snatched third back as well.

Heat four (started): 1. Roger Crockett 11 (3) 2. Harli White 17w (1) 3. Austin McCarl 99 (2) 4. Robbie Price 21P (4) 5. Matt Juhl 09 (6) 6. Jason Martin 82 (8) 7. Chase Randall 9 (5) 8. Kelby Watt 1K (7)

White led A. McCarl and Crockett early. Watt got upside down hard in turn three with a lap completed. He was ok, but done for the night. White led A. McCarl, Crockett, Price and Martin back to green. Juhl moved into fifth on the restart. Crockett took second from A. McCarl on lap three and set his sights on White. He looked high and low, and shot by on the final lap to end another exciting heat race.

Heat five (started): 1. Garret Williamson 24 (6) 2. Matt Covington 95 (1) 3. Stu Snyder 23s (4) 4. John Klabunde 77 (7) 5. Seth Brahmer 13v (3) 6. Devon Borden 8 (8) 7. Colby Thornhill 19 (2) 8. Rowdy Reber 88 (5)

Williamson shot to the lead immediately after starting sixth. Covington didn’t give up without a fight and led lap two in a good battle, while Snyder took third from Thornhill. Brahmer took fourth on lap three. Up front, Williamson again took command. Klabunde used the low side to advance late. He was fifth at the halfway point, and grabbed fourth from Brahmer coming for the white flag. He was right on Snyder’s heels at the checkers.

Qualifier One (started, *qualified for feature): 1. A. McCarl (1*) 2. Dover (5*) 3. Westbrook (6*) 4. Offill (3*) 5. Juhl (8*) 6. Hahn (4*) 7. Martin (9) 8. Bade (7) 9. Snyder (2) 10. Danley (10)

8-lap Qualifiers were inverted six by heat passing points. Qualifier points were added to heat points, locking the top 16 in the A main. A. McCarl led the distance from the pole, ahead of Dover, who was second by the copleteion of the first lap. Westbrook moved by Offill into third on the second lap.

Qualifier Two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. T. McCarl (1*) 2. Bogucki (4*) 3. Crockett (5*) 4. White (3*) 5. Ledger (2) 6. Williamson (6*) 7. Garner (10) 8. Sams (8) 9. Price (7) 10. Borden (9)

T. McCarl led wire to wire. Bogucki took second from Ledger on lap two. Crockett passed Williamson for fifth on lap three, took White on the high side for fourth on lap four, and snatched third from Ledger on lap six. White scooted by Ledger for fourth on the last lap.

Qualifier Three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Hafertepe (6*) 2. Bickett (1*) 3. C. McCarl (7*) 4. Covington (3*) 5. Mallett (5*) 6. Love (2) 7. Klabunde (4) 8. Brahmer (9) 9. Jeffrey (8) 10. Hill (10)

Hill flipped after contact with Jeffrey before a lap was completed. She was ok, but done for the night. Bickett led early over Covington and Hafertepe. C. McCarl got by Love for fourth on the second lap, while Hafertepe was shooting into second. C. McCarl worked by Covington for third on lap five. Hafertepe worked by Bickett for the lead with two to go.

B main one (started): 1. Ledger (1) 2. Garner (3) 3. Sams (4) / 4. Love (2) 5. Randall (9) 6. Jeffrey (6) 7. Drueke (8) 8. Snyder (5) 9. Mills (11) 10. Reber (12) 11. Roth (10) 12. Miller (13) 13. Danley (7)

12-lap B’s took the top three to the feature. Ledger led Love and Garner early. Garner worked by Love for second on lap two. Love returned the favor in a good battle, before Garner repeated on lap four. At the halfway point, Danley got upside down. He was uninjured, but done. Jeffrey restarted fourth, and shot into the last transfer when the green fell. Randall was working the bottom well, and got by Love four fourth with two to go. Miller spun at that point, setting up a green, white, checker finish. Randall jumped the start, getting by Jeffrey at the cone. He finished third, but was penalized two spots afterwards. Sams inherited the spot.

B main two (started): 1. Brahmer (4) 2. Martin (2) 3. Borden (6) / 4. Price (5) 5. Bade (3) 6. Klabunde (1) 7. Thornhill (7) 8. Cerveny (8) 9. Woods (9) 10. Anderson (10) DNS – Hill, Watt

Brahmer led flag to flag. Martin held down second. Klabunde was running third much of the way. On lap eight, Borden made a huge move, shooting from fifth to third into turn one.

A main (started): 1. Hafertepe (1) 2. Crockett (4) 3. A. McCarl (7) 4. Bogucki (5) 5. Covington (14) 6. Dover (3) 7. Westbrook (2) 8. C. McCarl (9) 9. T. McCarl (8) 10. Hahn (16) 11. Ledger (17) 12. Williamson (6) 13. Sams (21) 14. White (13) 15. Garner (19) 16. Mallett (10) 17. Thornhill (26, prov.) 18. Randall (23, prov.) 19. Brahmer (18) 20. Reber (24, prov.) 21. Bickett (11) 22. Cerveny (25, prov.) 23. Offill (12) 24. Juhl (15) 25. Martin (20) 26. Borden (22)

This was a wild 35-lapper, and a good one. Hafertepe led Crockett, Westbrook, Dover and Bogucki early. Crockett worked the low side to take the point from Hafertepe on lap five, and entered lapped traffic on lap seven. Dover was on the move on lap 13, shooting from fourth to second on the high side. Hafertepe battled back by a lap later for second, while Bogucki shot by Westbrook for fourth. On lap 18, Bogucki used the high side to squeak by Dover for third. 21 laps in, Offill stopped while running seventh. The restart saw Crockett leading with two lapped cars between he and Hafertepe, Bogucki, Dover, Westbrook and a charging A. McCarl. A. McCarl shot from 6th to 4th on the restart. Up front, the battle for the lead raged. Hafertepe grabbed it back on lap 26, and entered lapped traffic with five to go. At that point, Crockett got by to retake the lead, and the leaders crisscrossed each other with slide jobs. Hafertepe got back by with three to go, before Bickett slowed to set up a green, white, checker finish. A. McCarl worked under Bogucki for third, but Crockett couldn’t do anything with Hafertepe, who won $4,000 plus lap money. A total of $7,000 in lap money (each lap: 1st - $50, 2nd - $30, 3rd - $20, 5th - $25, 10th - $50, 15th - $25) was spread throughout the field. Covington took a $200 gift certificate from Speedway Motors for the hard-charger, and $500 cash from KnoxVegas Campground. Crockett snagged $300 from Knoxville Raceway for leading the most laps.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Returns to the Top of Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by OpenWheel101.com Standings!

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Up Next for the Midwest Thunder Sprints…

Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO)
Sun, Sept 6 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA)
Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO)

Fri, Sept 11 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) (IRA)

Fri, Sept 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA)
Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial)

Sat, Sept 12 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) (Tom Knowles Memorial)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 648

2. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 590 (10)

3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 556 (3)

4. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)

5. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 420 (5)

6. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 399

(tie) Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 399

8. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 349

9. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 321
10. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 312

11. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 269

12. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 260

13. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 256 (2)

14. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 247 (2)

15. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 245

16. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 219

17. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 214 (2)

18. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 198 (1)
19. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 186

20. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 172

21. Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 170

22. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 158

23. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 142

24. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 139

25. Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 131

26. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 117

27. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 116

28. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 114

29. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 112

(tie) Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 112

31. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 109

32. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 101

33. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 100

34. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 88

(tie) Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 88

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

37. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 77

(tie) Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 77

39. Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 75
40. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 72

(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 72

42. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 71
43. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70

(tie) Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 70

(tie) Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 70

45. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 66

46. Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 63

47. Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 60

(tie) Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 60

49. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 58

50. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 56

(tie) Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 56
52. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 55

53. Scott Biertzer, West Bend, WI, 53
54. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52

(tie) Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 52

56. Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 50
57. Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 48

(tie) Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 48
59. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44

60. Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 40
61. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 39

62. Brian Bell, Gallaway, TN, 38

(tie) Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 38

(tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 38

(tie) Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 38

66. Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 36

(tie) Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 36
68. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 35
(tie) Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 35

(tie) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 35

(tie) Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK, 35

72. Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 34

(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 34

(tie) Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 34

75. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 32

(tie) Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 32

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 32

(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 32

79. Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 28

(tie) Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 28

(tie) Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 28
82. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26
83. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 25

(tie) Gerard McIntyre Jr., New Oxford, PA, 25

85. Jeff Asher, Park Hills, MO, 24
86. Matt VanderVere, Zion, IL, 20

(tie) Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 20

(tie) Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 20
89. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 18
(tie) Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 18
(tie) Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 18

(tie) Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 18

(tie) Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 18

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 18
95. Zach Hampton, Indianapolis, IN, 16

(tie) Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 16

(tie) Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA, 16

(tie) Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 16

(tie) Blake Egeland, Climax, MN, 16

(tie) Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 16
101. Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14
(tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 14

(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 14

(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

(tie) Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL, 14

106. Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 12

(tie) Carson Short, Marion, IL, 12

(tie) Greg Nikitenko, Minot, ND, 12

(tie) Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 12
110. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10
(tie) Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10
(tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 10

(tie) Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10

(tie) Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 10

(tie) Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 10
116. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8
(tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8

(tie) Tony Wondra, Campbellsport, WI, 8

(tie) Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 8

(tie) Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 8
121. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6
(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 6

(tie) Preston Perlmutter, San Antonio, TX, 6

(tie) Tom Egeland, Climax, MN, 6

(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 6
126. Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4
(tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4
(tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4
(tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4
(tie) Jack Routson, Waterman, IL, 4
(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 4

(tie) Austin Deblauw, Ventura, CA, 4

(tie) Tyler Shoemaker, Clinton, IL, 4

(tie) Zach Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 4
135. Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 2
(tie) Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 2

(tie) Nick Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 2

(tie) Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 2

World of Outlaws member wins…

6, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA
2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA
2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT

2, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH

1, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN

Tentative 2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)
Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Sat, Aug 8 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)

Sun, Aug 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Sat, Aug 22 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Fri, Aug 28 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Paul Nienshier, Chapin, IL)

Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO)
Sun, Sept 6 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA)
Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO)

Fri, Sept 11 – Outagamie Speedway (WI) (IRA)

Fri, Sept 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA)
Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial)

Sat, Sept 12 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) (Tom Knowles Memorial)
Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA)

Fri, Sept 25 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA)

Sat, Sept 26 – Plymouth Dirt Track (IRA)

Fri, Oct 2 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA)
Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)

Sat, Oct 17 – 34 Raceway (IA)

Sat, Oct 17 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) (WoO)

The Rest TBD…

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2)
2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2)
5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1)
7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1)
8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3)
9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5)
10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7)
3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565
5. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1)
6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)
(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398
8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2)
9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)
2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)
3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)
5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2)
6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)
7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2)
8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3)
9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)
10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

Rogerson Notches Another Sprint Invaders Season Opener at 34 Raceway!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

(by Bill Wright) April 19, 2008 – Matt Rogerson won his fifth career Ideal Ready Mix Sprint Invaders Association Saturday night at the 34 Raceway near West Burlington, Iowa. Entering the night, his four wins at the facility were already tops with the series. Rogerson survived a mid-race duel with John Schulz and pulled away on an extremely heavy surface to claim his third Sprint Invaders tally in the month of April at 34.

After a sixth place showing in the Rich DeReu Memorial Shake-Up Dash, things didn't look good for Rogerson, until winner Bobby Mincer rolled a three on the dice. That put Matt outside row one. "It was all about track position tonight the way the track was," said Rogerson. "I should thank Bobby Mincer for drawing what he did after the dash. We've got a few laps around this place."

After a lap one flip by Nick Guernsey, who was uninjured, and a lost wheel by Ryan Jamison on the next try, the third start was a charm, and Rogerson shot out to a lead immediately. Schulz tucked into second, and the lead pair separated from the pack. After a caution on lap six, the remaining 20 laps went non-stop. On lap 16, in lapped traffic, Schulz made a pass for the lead at the flagstand before Rogerson returned the favor and led the rest of the way.

"I was trying to get around a lapped car and bicycled badly over in turn two," says Rogerson. "I had to get off it and counter-steer, and he got by me. Then pretty much the same thing happened to him. From then on I was running well. Everyone knows that's where Matt Rogerson's going to end up running anyway, the bottom."

Schulz, who won with the Sprint Invaders here last July, remembered the lead exchange the same way. "Matt was a little better in the open track, and I could reel him in in traffic. We both bicycled up with a lapped car and he ended up getting by us again. I've known him my whole life. It was just a good race. I could make some ground up on top, but you had to watch the lappers sliding up in front of you. You had to just bite the bullet and take what you could get."

Finishing a distant, but solid third, was fourth generation driver, Korey Weyant. "It helped us to start up front," he said. "We've got a new motor this year, so that helped a ton. The track was really tacky. We messed up on the setup a bit, we were spiking on the right rear pretty bad. Maybe if it wasn't, we could have been up there with the top two."

2007 Knoxville Raceway 360 Track Champion, Josh Higday was fourth, and Bobby Mincer was fifth. Jon Agan, Jerrod Hull, Josh Schneiderman, hard-charger Jordan Goldesberry and Justin Newberry rounded out the top ten.

Heats went to Weyant, Rogerson, Schulz and Josh Schneiderman. Mincer won the Shake-Up Dash, and Nick Eastin dominated the 12-lap B main event.

The Ideal Ready Mix Sprint Invaders will be back in action on Friday, May 16 at the Morgan County Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Results Ideal Ready Mix 25-lap A main Finish (started): 1. 29, Matt Rogerson, Burlington, IA (2) 2. 2, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (4) 3. 99w, Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (1) 4. 1, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (5) 5. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (3) 6. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (7) 7. 12, Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO (10) 8. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (6) 9. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (19) 10. 36, Justin Newberry, West Burlington, IA (18) 11. 53H, Matt Harms, Morton, IL (17) 12. 23, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (9) 13. 29x, Russ Hall, Des Moines, IA (15) 14. 4B, Scott Boles, New London, IA (8) 15. 22x, Nick Eastin, West Burlington, IA (16) 16. 3, Matt Sutton, Macomb, IL (11) 17. 99, Jimmy Davies, Oquawka, IL (20) 18. 6, Dustin Whiting, Burlington, IA (12) 19. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (13) 20. 0, Nick Guernsey, Burlington, IA (14) DNS – 1x, Jayson Ditsworth, Gladstone, IL. Lap Leaders: Rogerson 1-15, Schulz 16, Rogerson 17-25.

Staats Heat Race #1 (8 laps, top four to A, top two to Dash): 1. Korey Weyant (4) 2. Bobby Mincer (3) 3. Kevin Hetrick (2) 4. Ryan Jamison (8) / 5. Matt Harms (7) 6. Jordan Goldesberry (1) 7. Justin Newberry (5) 8. 4J, Justin Parrish, Des Moines, IA (6)

Golden Eagle Distributors/Budweiser Heat Race #2 (8 laps, top four to A, top two to Dash): 1. Matt Rogerson (4) 2. Jon Agan (2) 3. Jerrod Hull (5) 4. Nick Guernsey (6) / 5. 18A, Dan Avery, Burlington, IA (7) 6. Nick Eastin (1) 7. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (3) DNS – 16HD, Donnie Steward, West Burlington, IA

Midland Performance Heat Race #3 (8 laps, top four to A, top two to Dash): 1. John Schulz (2) 2. Josh Higday (3) 3. Matt Sutton (4) 4. Russ Hall (5) / 5. 10, Eric Vanderploeg, Altoona, IA (8) 6. 17, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (6) 7. Jimmy Davies (7) 8. 38, Seth Wilke, Burlington, IA (1)

Fastway Fabrication Heat Race #4 (8 laps, top four to A, top two to Dash): 1. Josh Schneiderman (5) 2. Scott Boles (2) 3. Dustin Whiting (1) 4. Jayson Ditsworth (3) / 5. 5MRE, Tim Rose, Burlington, IA (6) 6. 88, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (4) DNS – 35, Brian Hetrick, Stronghurst, IL, 78, Robert Bell, Colfax, IA

Rich DeReu Memorial Shake-Up Dash (6 laps): 1. Bobby Mincer (1) 2. John Schulz (3) 3. Josh Higday (5) 4. Josh Schneiderman (2) 5. Korey Weyant (8) 6. Matt Rogerson (7) 7. Jon Agan (6) 8. Scott Boles (4)

Holtkamp's Trailer Repair B Main (12 laps, top five to A): 1. Nick Eastin (2) 2. Matt Harms (1) 3. Justin Newberry (7) 4. Jordan Goldesberry (3) 5. Jimmy Davies (9) / 6. Austin McCarl (5) 7. Justin Parrish (11) 8. Seth Wilke (6) 9. Dan Avery (8) 10. Jarrod Schneiderman (12) 11. Tim Rose (10) 12. Rager Phillips (4) DNS – Eric Vanderploeg, Brian Hetrick, Donnie Steward, Robert Bell

Contingency Awards:

KSE Products Hard Charger -
The Brake Man – Nick Eastin
Diversified Machine – Korey Weyant
Kinser Air Filters – Josh Higday
M&W Aluminum Products – Russ Hall
Ultra Shield – Jimmy Davies
Saldana Racing Products – John Schulz
Rod End Supply – Justin Newberry, Josh Schneiderman

 

 

 

8/29/20

US36 Raceway

Osborn, MO

WoO

27 cars

Brad Sweet (27th car out to time) was the last car in qualifying and set quick time at 10.392 seconds. It was significantly drier than Paul McMahan’s record lap of 9.846 in 2016 around the .274-mile oval. Kerry Madsen (25th car out) was second quick, followed by David Gravel (10th), Sheldon Haudenschild (5th), Kraig Kinser (20th), Logan Shuchart (4th), Parker Price-Miller (11th), Jacob Allen (17th), Donny Schatz (21st) and Carson Macedo (6th). Bill Rose did not get a lap in. Time trials were delayed for the sun to go down, and for repairs to Brian Brown’s car, which got run over by a push truck.

Heat one (started): 1. Sweet 49 (1) 2. Haudenschild 17 (2) 3. Macedo 2 (4) 4. Price-Miller 14 (3) 5. Wayne Johnson 2c (6) 6. Jason Sides 7s (9) / 7. Tucker Klaasmeyer 27 (7) 8. Mason Daniel 33m (8) 9. Austin McCarl 17A (5)

Sweet took an early lead over Macedo and Haudenschild in the 10-lap heat that took the top two to the Dash, and top six to the A. McCarl exited early. Klaasmeyer worked up to fifth, but Johnson got by him, as did Sides who started last and claimed the last transfer spot. Haudenschild worked by Macedo with contact for the second spot after a good battle for position.

Heat two (started): 1. Kinser 11K (2) 2. Madsen 2m (1) 3. Allen 1a (3) 4. Daryn Pittman 83 (5) 5. Scott Bogucki 28 (4) 6. Brooke Tatnell 2KS (7) / 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (6) 8. Matt Juhl 09 (8) 9. Tasker Phillips 7TAZ (9)

Kinser led the distance ahead of Madsen and Allen. Four laps in, the backstretch lights went out. It was about a fifteen minute delay before Kinser led Madsen, Allen and Pittman back to green. Phillips exited. With four to go, Tatnell worked by Hafertepe for the sixth and final transfer.

Heat three (started): 1. Gravel 41 (1) 2. Schuchart 1s (2) 3. Schatz 15 (3) 4. Hunter Schuerenberg 55 (5) 5. Ayrton Gennetten 3 (6) 6. Dominic Scelzi 41s (7) / 7. Brian Brown 21 (4) 8. Tim Kaeding 7 (8) 9. Bill Rose 6 (9)

Gravel led wire to wire. Schuerenberg passed Brown for fourth on lap three, and Gennetten followed him into fifth on the next go-around. A three-way battle for the final transfer ensued. You could throw a blanket over them with two to go. Brown, Kaeding and Scelzi battled to the finish, with Scelzi nabbing the spot after contact in the last corner.

Dash (started): 1. Sweet (4) 2. Schuchart (1) 3. Gravel (2) 4. Kinser (6) 5. Haudenschild (3) 6. Madsen (5)

The 8-lap Dash set the first three rows of the feature. Schuchart led Gravel much of the way, but Sweet was on his game in the second half. He made another last corner pass to steal the win from Schuchart.

B main (started): 1. Kaeding (7) 2. Brown (1) 3. Klaasmeyer (3) 4. McCarl (2) 5. Hafertepe (4) 6. Daniel (5) / 7. Juhl (6) 8. Phillips (8) 9. Rose (9)

The 12-lapper took the top six to the feature. Brown led McCarl and Klaasmeyer early. Kaeding was the story. He was fifth by lap two, took fourth on lap three and passed Klaasmeyer for third on lap five. He shot by McCarl for second on the halfway point and shot into the lead with two to go.

A main (started): 1. Haudenschild (5) 2. Sweet (1) 3. Schuchart (2) 4. Gravel (3) 5. Schatz (9) 6. Macedo (7) 7. Madsen (6) 8. Pittman (11) 9. Price-Miller (10) 10. Kinser (4) 11. Kaeding (19) 12. Sides (16) 13. Allen (8) 14. Scelzi (18) 15. Gennetten (15) 16. Johnson (13) 17. Klaasmeyer (21) 18. Schuerenberg (12) 19. Daniel (24) 20. Brown (20) 21. Hafertepe (23) 22. Bogucki (14) 23. Tatnell (17) 24. McCarl (22)

The 35-lapper saw Sweet jet out to an early lead over Schuchart and Haudenschild. By lap six, Gravel was by Haudenschild for the third spot and the leaders entered lapped traffic on the seventh circuit. Haudenschild got in rhythm and shot from fourth to second on the cushion on lap ten. At that point, Tatnell slowed to bring the caution. Sweet chose the inside line on the double-file restart ahead of Haudenschild, Schuchart, Gravel, Macedo and Kinser. Haudenschild took the lead on the restart and Gravel moved up to third before another was complete and Bogucki stopped with a broken front end after contact in turn one. This time, Haudenschild chose the outside line ahead of Sweet, Gravel, Schuchart, Madsen and Macedo. Schuchart moved into third, chasing Sweet and Gravel back into lapped traffic on the 17th circuit. Haudenschild hit the turn two cushion hard on the 18th lap, but saved it from dumping. Sweet pounced into the lead at that point. He weaved through traffic and built a big lead before Haudenschild started slowly reeling him in. With five laps to go, two lapped cars were between the two, and it seemed like Haudenschild would have trouble getting by. With two to go, he cleared the pair, and at the white flag, Sweet had a wall of lappers ahead of him. Haudenschild hit the cushion hard in both one and two, and three and four. Shooting on the top of turn four, he squeezed between the wall and Sweet to take the last corner win by just over a tenth of a second. Schatz grabbed a top five spot in the last five laps. Kaeding was the hard-charger.

 

 

Secret Society of Sprint Invaders!

(Bill W) August 26, 2020, Monroe, IA – The Sprint Invaders, a brainchild of Bart Schneiderman and Rusty Rogerson back before the 2002 season is still alive and well. A 360 regional series was hatched at the time. A number of local drivers were looking for 360 venues closer to home. The 2002 season saw eight events with six different winning drivers, and champion Ryan Jamison.

Names like Rogerson, Schneiderman and Jamison are well known in southeast Iowa. Some who have come to visit, may not have been familiar with them, until they left chasing them across the dark southeast Iowa clay.

The series runs ASCS type rules, but has not had the same hoopla following it over the years. What has been consistent, is great racing on bullrings. What started with mostly Burlington, Iowa area based drivers has expanded into both central Iowa and Illinois over time. Two National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees, Terry McCarl and Jac Haudenschild have been in Victory Lane with the series.

In the early years, “outsiders” were not always as welcomed by some in the group as they would have hoped. That has changed. Knoxville regulars have gone from “visitors” to an integral part of the solid group. The Sprint Invaders purse has always topped the Knoxville weekly 360 purse, so some found that to their liking, as well as a chance to hone their skills on several different quarter-mile to 3/8-mile bullrings.

Of course, some newcomers are surprised by some different rules, such as having no work area. If you are done rolling, you are done with the race. The Shake-up Dash throws off a few as well. Even though you win the Dash, you still have to draw for your position in rows one through three, though the Dash gives out cash and points. If you can live with that, and appreciate some great racing, the Sprint Invaders are for you!

I was privileged when asked to be the series’ announcer and public relations guy to begin the 2008 season. It’s hard to believe, but this marks my thirteenth year with the group…and it is my kind of group! There were a few years where I took a night off here or there to announce with MOWA or the National Sprint League. My good friend, Jeff Broeg filled in. And the last several years, I’ve been able to hold the microphone next to him. It’s hard to find someone more knowledgeable about every form of racing, especially the fenders. To say I know much about the four cylinders or modifieds would be a stretch, but he does so I don’t have to! I feel Jeff and I make a good team, and the club has kept us around, so…

It’s also a series that takes you back in time. Drivers hang around to talk with the fans or have a beer with them afterwards. There is usually a cookout following the series finale. In short, it’s a great atmosphere that is kind of in a bubble in sprint car racing. There are no transponders or split yellows. Passing points bring out the calculator. There is some Old School left.

Ryan Jamison won his first of three Sprint Invaders championships back in its inaugural season. Kaley Gharst is the all-time leading feature winner…

Top Ten Leading Feature Winners with Sprint Invaders (through 8-22-20)

1. 22, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL

2. 18, Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO

3. 15, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA

4. 12, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA

5. 9, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA

(tie) 9, Matt Sutton, Macomb, IL

(tie) 9, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA

8. 7, Jesse Giannetto, Cedar Rapids, IA

(tie) 7, Matt Rogerson, West Burlington, IA

(tie) 7, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA

(tie) 7, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA

There are probably some names there, you’re not familiar with. It adds to the charm of the series. It was a Schneiderman who won last Saturday night at 34 Raceway with the Sprint Invaders. Josh won his seventh with the series. Twenty-nine cars were gathered for another great night of racing. There were veterans and there was a couple of 15 year olds learning the ropes. Josh had them all covered after learning he was driving Jimmy Davies #99 that day.

As I exited the pits and headed to the front stretch before the night’s racing began, a white full-size pickup veered as if to hit me. A big grin came from the driver’s seat. It was Matt Rogerson, who in his mind was reminding me he’s the all-time leading feature winner at 34 Raceway with the Sprint Invaders (tied with Jerrod Hull with 5). He always makes sure I mention him. He’s not retired, just on pause, or so he says.

Matt’s fifth win at 34 was the first I announced for the series back in 2008 (the story is at the bottom of this page).

The series remains in able hands and heads to its last three events this year (September 12 at Lee County Speedway, September 13 at Moberly, and September 26 $5,000 to win at 34) with 2016 series champion Chris Martin leading the standings, ahead of Cody Wehrle, Tanner Gebhardt, John Schulz and Brayden Gaylord.

Kyle Update

I may have wrote my column on Kyle Larson a week too soon. Another weekend sweep with the World of Outlaws in North Dakota commenced. It was dramatic, and if you didn’t see the highlights, check them out on OpenWheel101.com.

If that wasn’t enough, he made his first USAC Silver Crown start since 2012, this one at the Hoosier Hundred on the Indiana State Fairgrounds mile. After setting quick time just short of the track record, his Sean Michael team elected to change to a harder tire. Coming from 23rd, he won that deal as well!

The Midwest Thunder Sprint Series presented by OpenWheel101.com points (see below) lead has also succumbed to Kyle. This week’s point shows include a MOWA event Friday at Granite City (with POWRi/WAR), and World of Outlaws shows in Missouri and Nebraska. With Knoxville and I-70 being the latest cancellations, it’s crunch time! Please consider donating to the point fund.

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Up Next for the Midwest Thunder Sprints…

Fri, Aug 28 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA)

Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO)

Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO)

Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA) Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) Sun, Sept 6 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO)

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

1. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 590 (10)

2. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 548

3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 530 (3)

4. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)

5. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 420 (5)

6. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 399

7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 354

8. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 321 9. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 314

10. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 256 (2)

11. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 249

12. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 245 13. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 232

14. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 230

15. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 214 (2) 16. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 197 (1)

17. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 184 (1) (tie) Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 184

19. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 181

20. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 172

21. Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 170

22. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 158

23. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 142

24. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 139

25. Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 131

26. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 117

27. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 116

28. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 112

29. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 109

30. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 101

31. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 92

32. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 88

(tie) Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 88

34. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 87

35. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 77

(tie) Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 77

37. Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 75 38. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 72 39. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70

(tie) Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 70

41. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 69

42. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 64

43. Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 63

44. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 60

(tie) Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 60

46. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 58

47. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 56

(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 56 49. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 55

50. Scott Biertzer, West Bend, WI, 53 47. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52 48. Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 48

(tie) Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 48 50. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, CA, 44 (tie) Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44 52. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 41

53. Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 40 54. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 39

55. Brian Bell, Gallaway, TN, 38

(tie) Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 38

(tie) Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND, 38

(tie) Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 38

59. Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 36 60. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 35 (tie) Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 35

(tie) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 35

63. Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 34

(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 34

65. Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 32

(tie) Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 32

(tie) Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 32

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 32

69. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 28

(tie) Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 28

(tie) Tim Estenson, Fargo, ND, 28

(tie) Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 28 73. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26 74. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 25

(tie) Gerard McIntyre Jr., New Oxford, PA, 25 76. Matt VanderVere, Zion, IL, 20 (tie) Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 20

(tie) Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 20

(tie) Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 20

(tie) Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 20 81. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 18 (tie) Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 18 (tie) Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 18

(tie) Jeff Asher, Park Hills, MO, 18

(tie) Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 18

(tie) Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, 18 87. Zach Hampton, Indianapolis, IN, 16

(tie) Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 16

(tie) Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA, 16

(tie) Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND, 16

(tie) Blake Egeland, Climax, MN, 16 92. Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14 (tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 14

(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 14

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 14

(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 14

(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

98. Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 12

(tie) Carson Short, Marion, IL, 12

(tie) Greg Nikitenko, Minot, ND, 12 101. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10 (tie) Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10 (tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 10

(tie) Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10

(tie) Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 10 106. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8 (tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8

(tie) Tony Wondra, Campbellsport, WI, 8

(tie) Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 8

(tie) Jack Croaker, East Grand Forks, MN, 8 111. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6 (tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 6

(tie) Preston Perlmutter, San Antonio, TX, 6

(tie) Tom Egeland, Climax, MN, 6

(tie) Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, ND, 6 116. Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4 (tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4 (tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4 (tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4 (tie) Jack Routson, Waterman, IL, 4 (tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 4

(tie) Austin Deblauw, Ventura, CA, 4

(tie) Tyler Shoemaker, Clinton, IL, 4

(tie) Zach Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 4 125. Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 2 (tie) Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 2

(tie) Nick Omdahl, East Grand Forks, MN, 2

(tie) Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 2

World of Outlaws member wins…

5, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA 2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA 2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT

1, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN

Tentative 2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX) Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA) Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA) Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Fri, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD) Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI) Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN) Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT) Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA) Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA) Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI) Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA) Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX) Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI) Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA) Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH) Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Sat, Aug 8 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)

Sun, Aug 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL) Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT) Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA) Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI) Sat, Aug 22 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Fri, Aug 28 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) (MOWA)

Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO) Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO)

Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA) Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) Sun, Sept 6 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO)

Fri, Sept 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial)

Sat, Sept 12 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) (Tom Knowles Memorial) Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA)

Fri, Oct 2 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)

Sat, Oct 17 – 34 Raceway (IA)

Sat, Oct 17 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) (WoO)

The Rest TBD…

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2) 2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7) 3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5) 4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2) 5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2) 6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1) 7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1) 8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3) 9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5) 10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7) 2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7) 3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5) 4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565 5. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1) 6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4) (tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398 8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2) 9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1) 10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5) 2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7) 3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6) 4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6) 5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2) 6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1) 7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2) 8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3) 9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1) 10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

 

 

 

Weighing in on Larson!

(Bill W) August 19, 2020, Monroe, IA – I’ve avoided it as best I can. The comparisons of Kyle Larson’s season to some of our legends in the past started about as soon as he left NASCAR and started annihilating the open wheel competition.

I normally avoid these comparisons like the plague and will do so now, with a few caveats. Comparing eras in racing is not different than comparing them in any other walk of life. Times change, technology changes, society changes, people change and they evolve. We are bigger, stronger, faster and supposedly smarter than we were in the past.

What Kyle, and crew chief, Paul Silva, are doing right now is special. Talk to his fellow drivers, car owners, mechanics, media members and fans…no one doubts that. The run he has been on has been incredible.

Back in the summer of 2013, I was tasked to compare Kyle (at the time 21 years old) to Jeff Gordon at the same age by Flat Out Magazine. That article can be found at the bottom of this document. To be fair, I didn’t want to do it, and by reading it, you may be able to tell it was a struggle. And really, with all due respect to Jeff, there was no comparison in their open wheel accomplishments at that age. Kyle was already that good. Don’t get me wrong. Jeff had the same kind of God given ability, and he proved that in an illustrious NASCAR career. Jeff was a USAC midget champion, and headed south immediately at a very early age for the times.

The most common comparison of a single season to Kyle’s in 2020 is Doug Wolfgang. With Doug, you have to ask, which year? He set the single season standard at the time (mostly with Bob Trostle) at 45 wins in 1977. Like Kyle, he had ran where the money was, and he and Bob built their car themselves. With Bob Weikert and the Davey Brown Jr. and Sr., Wolfie notched a mind boggling 53 in 1985 in another independent season (I believe poor Keith Kauffman’s 32 that year with Al Hamilton was largely ingnored). And if you were around in 1989, you remember the dominance he had aboard young Danny Peace’s #8D wrenched by Deuce Turrill. They won 44 times and earned over $500,000. While the rest squabbled amongst the World of Outlaws/USA split, they came in and beat them both whenever they felt like it seemed. Sound familiar? A bit.

Steve Kinser is the modern sprint car king as far as wins go. Sure he had Karl turning the wrenches, but Steve’s determination pulled a so-so car through on more than a few occasions. How about 56 sprint car wins in a season? That’s the current record he set in 1987. He was racing the best every single night, and won a whopping 46 of the 69 World of Outlaws feature events (that included 24 of the last 26)! We haven’t heard Larson’s bounty compared to that season, and rightfully so…not yet anyway! Like Kyle, Steve and Doug did it with and without the wing.

Donny Schatz has been dominating in a time when equipment has been equalized. He is smooth, and races clean. He is a ten-time World of Outlaws champion. Sammy Swindell has been as dominant as anyone in his career.

Others have been on rails in different eras. Hooker Hood wrapped up over 100 feature wins in his super-modified in the mid-south in 1967 and 1968.

In the early 1900’s, races were fewer and careers much shorter. That said, drivers like the “King of the Dirt Tracks,” Gus Schrader, Emory Collins and Jimmie Wilburn stood out. But they racked up the wins as well! Check out this all-time top 20 in sanctioned wins only from 1900-2019 (thanks Bob Mays).

1. Steve Kinser 764

2. Sammy Swindell 481

3. Emory Collins 359

4. Donny Schatz 318

5. Gus Schrader 290

6. Doug Wolfgang 237

7. Gary Wright 230

8. Brent Kaeding 221

9. Mark Kinser 220

10. Danny Lasoski 219

11. Jimmie Wilburn 208

12. Bobby Grim 185

13. Joey Saldana 183

14. Ralph DePalma 179

15. Dale Blaney 151

(tie) Mark Dobmeier 151

17. Dave Blaney 149

18. Jac Haudenschild 128

19. Ron Shuman 127

20. Deb Snyder 124

Pretty cool stuff. As I walk amongst the plaques of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees, one thing sticks out when I see a Hall of Fame driver. Of the ones I’ve been fortunate to see race, when I showed up at a racetrack on a certain night, I knew that in 99% of the cases of the drivers I see in the Hall of Fame (and maybe more), that was the driver everyone was looking to beat on that given night.

It could have been Gary Wright at Devil’s Bowl, Terry McCarl at Huset’s, Lance Dewease or Kauffman at the Port, Doug Wolfgang or Danny Lasoski at Knoxville, Sammy Swindell at Bristol, Brent Kaeding at San Jose, Richard Griffin at Perris or Steve Kinser just about anywhere. I suspect that’s the way it was for Gus Schrader, or Emory Collins, or Wilburn or Deb Snyder.

So you see why I’m reluctant to compare Kyle to others. But Kyle is in that zone right now. I knew when I watched USAC Indiana Midget Week. I knew when I saw him race with the All Stars this season, I knew at PA and OH Speedweeks, and I knew when all the money was on the line last weekend in Knoxville…he’s the one to beat. He is special, and I’m enjoying watching him while I can.

I also enjoy what a good person he is. He takes time for the fans, and there are many. He takes time to come in the Hall of Fame, take his time, and appreciate the history of the sport. He’s going back to NASCAR as soon as that is possible…but he will be back, and he will always be present. And we are all the better for it!

Speaking of Kyle, with all the winning, he’s snuck into second place behind Brian Brown in the Midwest Thunder Sprint Series presented by OpenWheel101.com point standings. That may be more cash headed his way if he sticks around the Midwest a while!

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Up Next for the Midwest Thunder Sprints…

Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO) Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) Sun, Aug 23 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO) Fri, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Sat, Aug 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO) Sun, Aug 30 – Dirt Oval Route 66 (IL) (IRA)

Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO)

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

1. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 530 (3)

2. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 490 (8)

3. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 479 (3)

4. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 473

5. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 370 (4)

6. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 359

7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 354

8. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 321 9. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 254

10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 249

11. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 245 12. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 232

13. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 230

14. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 210 (2)

15. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 206 (1) 16. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 197 (1)

17. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 184 (1) (tie) Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 184

19. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 172

20. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 158

21. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 146

22. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 139 23. Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 125

24. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 108

25. Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 99

26. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 96

27. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 95

28. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 92

29. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 88

(tie) Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 88 31. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 87

32. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 77 33. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 74

34. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 72 35. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70

(tie) Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 70

37. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 69

38. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 64

39. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 60

(tie) Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 60

41. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 58

42. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 56

(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 56 44. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 55

(tie) Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 55

(tie) Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 55 47. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52 (tie) Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 52 49. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, CA, 44 (tie) Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44

51. Scott Biertzer, West Bend, WI, 43

52. Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 42 53. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 41

54. Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 40 55. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 39

56. Brian Bell, Gallaway, TN, 38

(tie) Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 38

58. Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 36 59. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 35 (tie) Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 35

(tie) Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 35

62. Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 34

63. Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 32

(tie) Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 32

(tie) Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 32

66. Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 30

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 30

68. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 28 69. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26

(tie) Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 26

(tie) Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 26

(tie) James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 26 73. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 25

(tie) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 25 75. Matt VanderVere, Zion, IL, 20 (tie) Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 20

(tie) Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 20

(tie) Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 20 79. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 18 (tie) Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 18 (tie) Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 18

(tie) Jeff Asher, Park Hills, MO, 18

(tie) Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 18 84. Zach Hampton, Indianapolis, IN, 16

(tie) Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 16

(tie) Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 16

(tie) Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA, 16 88. Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14 (tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 14

(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 14

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 14

(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 14

(tie) Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 14

(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

95. Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 12

(tie) Carson Short, Marion, IL, 12 97. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10 (tie) Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10 (tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 10

(tie) Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10 101. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8 (tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8

(tie) Tony Wondra, Campbellsport, WI, 8

(tie) Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 8 105. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6 (tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 6

(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 6

(tie) Preston Perlmutter, San Antonio, TX, 6 109. Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4 (tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4 (tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4 (tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4 (tie) Jack Routson, Waterman, IL, 4 (tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 4

(tie) Austin Deblauw, Ventura, CA, 4

(tie) Tyler Shoemaker, Clinton, IL, 4 117. Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 2 (tie) Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 2

World of Outlaws member wins…

5, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA 2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA 2, David Gravel, Watertown, CT

1, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN

Tentative 2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX) Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA) Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA) Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Fri, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD) Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI) Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN) Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT) Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA) Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA) Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI) Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA) Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX) Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI) Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA) Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH) Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Sat, Aug 8 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)

Sun, Aug 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL) Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT) Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO) Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) Sun, Aug 23 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO) Fri, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Sat, Aug 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO) Sun, Aug 30 – Dirt Oval Route 66 (IL) (IRA)

Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO)

Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA) Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA) Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) Sun, Sept 6 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO)

Fri, Sept 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Sept 11 – I-70 Speedway (MO) (WoO) Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial)

Sat, Sept 12 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) (Tom Knowles Memorial)

Sat, Sept 12 – I-70 Speedway (MO) (WoO) Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA) Fri, Sept 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Sat, Sept 26 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)

Sat, Oct 17 – 34 Raceway (IA)

Sat, Oct 17 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) (WoO)

Much TBD…

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2) 2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7) 3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5) 4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2) 5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2) 6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1) 7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1) 8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3) 9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5) 10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7) 2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7) 3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5) 4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565 5. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1) 6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4) (tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398 8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2) 9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1) 10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5) 2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7) 3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6) 4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6) 5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2) 6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1) 7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2) 8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3) 9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1) 10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

The Next Kyle Larson?

(From Flatout Magazine Summer 2013)

by Bill Wright - The term prodigy is thrown around in society too often. In open wheel racing, anyone competing under the age of twenty is labeled as such. We always tag these youngsters as “the next Jeff Gordon” or “the next Tony Stewart”. These labels are just this side of impossible to live up to. Jeff and Smoke have become the icons that all open wheel youngsters who crave racing on Sunday seek to attain.

One driver is changing our racing terminology. I remember interviewing Kyle Larson as part of an internet broadcast several years ago. He was tearing up the dirt karts at Red Bluff and other venues in California and was coming to English Creek Speedway in Iowa during the Nationals. He was about twelve years old I’m guessing. He couldn’t have been more modest, something I thought was extraordinary for his age and successes. Nothing has changed there. However, while some were soon to label him “the next Jeff Gordon” from California, I knew the road that many of these youngsters take all too well.

It had become all too common for Mom and Dad to buy all the equipment money could buy to chase USAC, starting at the age of sixteen or so, and chase the ghosts of Jeff and Tony. Many would burn out and some would get a raw deal for a while at the next level. A minute percentage would get a decent shot. I wasn’t a believer in Kyle Larson being the next best thing, but maybe I should have been.

We thought it might be fun to do some comparisons of Gordon and Larson. Comparing individuals may be my least favorite thing to do. Members of the media like to think they know it all. I’m far from one of them. Predicting what will happen in the future is something none of us can do, but we thought it would be fun to do comparison for a current perspective on Larson.

Jeff Gordon has set the standard for young open wheel racers. When Jeff was running sprints and midgets at the ages of 13, 14, 15 and 16 in the mid-80’s, it was quite the novelty. Most started in their late teens, or in the case of the greatest of all-time, Steve Kinser, in their twenties. Some were angry at those responsible for putting Jeff in a sprint car. Times have changed. Kyle turned 21 this summer. That’s hard to imagine, because it seems he’s been around for some time.

In comparing the two, one thing stands out. Both were not born with a silver spoon. What they have accomplished has come by way of talent. No amount of money can make a driver do what they’ve done. When Jeff was traveling and racing sprint cars, he and stepfather John Bickford could be found sleeping in the pickup on occasion. And while it’s been a while since I’ve conversed with Jeff, at last check, these two are as modest as it comes. That can usually be traced to one’s upbringing.

Our comparison of the two covers primarily their open wheel careers prior to age 21. Jeff Gordon is a four-time NASCAR champion since then. It’s apples and oranges to bring Kyle onto that level right now, but he is headed straight for it! There is no denying that.

Jeff had a great open-wheel career, but one look at Kyle Larson’s accomplishments the past two seasons alone will make the most hardcore fan dizzy. Just putting the enormity of the wins together requires a break and a deep breath. It really is mind-numbing. With and without a wing in 410’s, 360’s and midgets, he has won on the biggest stages. What is truly awesome is, like Stewart, you are liable to see him back at your local dirt track any moment!

Early On

By the time Jeff was six years old, he had won 35 karting main events running out of his hometown of Vallejo, California. In 1981, at the age of ten, he was a mind-blowing 25 for 25 in karting. By the time he was thirteen, Jeff was ready to get into the sprint cars.

Kyle started “late” in the karts at age seven, but he won his first race at eight, and by the time he was sixteen and ready to get into the sprint cars, he had twenty-six championships.

Both drivers started in wing sprint car racing. At thirteen, Jeff was racing with the All Stars in Florida, and he won his first sprint car start at the age of fourteen at KC Raceway in Chillicothe, Ohio. Progressing into his teens, and now living in Pittsboro, Indiana, he won the Bloomington Speedway (winged) and Eldora Speedway championships in 1988.

Jeff received a financial break with sponsorship from Aussie John Rae that season and went on to win fourteen of fifteen events in New Zealand and Australia that winter.

In 2007, at the age of sixteen, Kyle started running sprint cars. He was nominated for National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Rookie of the Year honors in both the 410 and 360 classes…the first driver to do so. He became the youngest Civil War Series (360w) feature winner ever, in addition to being the youngest to win features at Placerville Speedway and Petaluma Speedway.

Kyle would finish runner-up in Civil War points in 2008, before grabbing his first 410 win in 2009, capturing Rookie of the Year honors in the Golden State Challenge Series. In 2010, pairing with California legend, Brent Kaeding, he won the Golden State Challenge Championship. Kyle also kept busy by winning the Calistoga Speedway championship and finishing second at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville (360w). Oh yeah, we can’t forget he won the Outlaw kart Tulsa Shootout and finished tenth in the Chili Bowl in a midget to start the season!

Gordon in USAC

Jeff amazed race fans by winning his first ever USAC National midget start at the age of 18 in 1989. Incidentally, he set a one-lap track record at Indianapolis Raceway Park that night. He went on to win the “Night Before the 500” at IRP and was named the USAC midget Rookie of the Year.

In 1990, Jeff became the youngest USAC National Midget Champion at the age of 19. He captured both the “Hut Hundred” and the Belleville Midget Nationals that season, and took his first foray into Busch Grand National racing.

The following year would be his last. He set another age mark, by becoming the youngest USAC Silver Crown Champion. His biggest win that season was his midget win at Eldora Speedway’s 4-crown Nationals. Jeff totaled twenty-two USAC wins in his career and received a lot of notoriety because of his young age and the spotlight that ESPN’s “Thursday Night Thunder” brought.

Kyle’s Insane 2011

Even novice fans had heard of Larson by 2011. He went on to win twenty-two times and was named to the Motor Sports Press Association Open Wheel/Oval track Driver of the Year. Kyle was also the first to ever win the Hall of Fame’s “Wild Card” Award in all three sprint car divisions – Non-wing, 360 and 410.

Kyle took USAC by storm in all three classes, finishing second in the sprints, third in the midgets and third in the Silver Crown series in his first year. The highlights of his USAC season in a nutshell are as follows: sweeping all three divisions at Eldora’s 4-Crown, winning the Silver Crown Ted Horn Memorial 100 on the mile in Duquoin, Illinois, winning the richest non-wing sprint car show, the Ultimate Challenge in Oskaloosa, Iowa, and winning the Belleville Nationals. In addition, in his first pavement starts in USAC’s three divisions, he set quick time.

Proving he could beat the best in the winged business in either 410 or 360 ranks, Kyle became the youngest winner ever of Silver Dollar Speedway’s Gold Cup Race of Champions with the World of Outlaws (Jeff’s best WoO finish ever was a fourth at Bloomington) at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California. He also beat the ASCS (360) National Series in Hanford, California and captured ASCS Northwest Speedweek.

Kyle turns it up in 2012

After a bar set so high the previous season, most expected a letdown for Kyle, especially with a busy schedule with the fenders on pavement in 2012. We couldn’t have been more wrong. Kyle’s win total went from twenty-two to thirty!

Kyle’s first ever stock car/late model race on the pavement at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway in February didn’t go too bad. You guessed it…he won! All Kyle did in the stock cars in 2012 was win the K&N Pro Series East championship. It was a nice warm-up for moving into Nationwide this year.

Kyle Larson may be best explained with an early season run he had at the Tulare Thunderbowl in Tulare, California. Driving Josh Ford’s #73 non-wing 360 sprinter, he won on the preliminary night. He also won the 410 winged portion in Paul Silva’s #57.

On the final night, things appeared grim with a heat crash in Ford’s machine. Never fear! Ryan Bernal’s #73 was made available. Kyle started last in the B before driving to the fourth and final transfer. Starting tail, he would go on to pass everyone again. His perfect four for four went away with four laps to go in the 410 finale with a blown oil filter seal (while leading).

Another double came at Kokomo Speedway with his first sprint car win there, followed by a midget week win on the same night. Strapping the wing on again, he won with the All Stars at Ohio Speedweek the first time he had seen either Cannonball Speedway or Wayne County Speedway.

How about a repeat of the $15,000 Ultimate Challenge at Oskaloosa? Why not? How about winning your prelim night in your first ever Knoxville Nationals? Why not? No problem for the Rookie of the Year at the Nationals.

At Chico in September, Kyle would win both the 360 non-wing feature and the Civil War (360w) race at the Gold Cup. To prove 2011 wasn’t a fluke, he beat Donny Schatz by a half-lap to win his second Gold Cup in a row. Add another midget win at the 4-Crown, some more wins, the $10,000 Gold Crown in Granite City, Illinois and oh yeah, the Turkey Night Grand Prix…and tack on a few wins across the pond last winter.

Summing it Up

Kyle started 2013 out in January, winning his Chili Bowl prelim before challenging for the lead on the final night. The feat itself…to stay with the Swindell’s and compete on the final night…was his alone. The wins keep coming. He’s running Nationwide in South Carolina one night, and passing twenty-nine cars in the B and A mains against the Outlaws at Knoxville the next night. How cool is that?

You see why our perspectives should change. Many will utter “The next Kyle Larson” in the future. I for one will not be one of them. One thing stands out for Jeff Gordon and Kyle Larson…talent. Yes, they both landed in good rides eventually, but they got there with talent. It’s refreshing and encouraging to see that money only goes so far. There is still room for the good ones...the good ones have a passion. And the cream will rise to the top…and in the case of Larson, it’s still rising!

 

 

 

 

Kyle Larson Throttles Them All for $50,000 Capitani Classic Triumph! 

by Bill Wright 

 

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 15, 2020) – Kyle Larson dominated the best in the business Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway, taking home the Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank.  The Elk Grove, California native netted $50,000 for his win aboard the Paul Silva wrenched #57.   

 

Larson earned the pole position for the 30-lap feature event by winning the Dash.  He shot out to the lead immediately, ahead of Aaron Reutzel, Logan Schuchart, David Gravel and Carson Macedo.  Schuchart passed Reutzel for the second spot, just as the Texan slowed with gear issues.  He was done for the event. 

 

Larson shot back out to the lead, with the best racing being a donnybrook between Sweet and Macedo for the fourth spot.  They traded the position three times by lap seven.  On lap 12, Larson was already into lapped traffic.  Schuchart shot by Gravel for second on lap 14, while Macedo moved by Sweet to take fourth on lap 15.   

 

With ten laps to go, Larson was putting the whip to the #57, and had opened up the 3.7 second lead.  With five to go, that lead had built to over six seconds.  Gravel took second back from Schuchart at that point, but Larson was out of sight. 

 

James McFadden got into the turn four wall hard with two to go.  He was uninjured and returned to action after a work area stop.   

 

Though his big lead was erased, Larson was unphased the rest of the way, winning over Gravel, Schuchart, Macedo and Spencer Bayston.  Sweet, Sheldon Haudenschild, Austin McCarl, Rico Abreu and Daryn Pittman rounded out the top ten.  Donny Schatz put on the charge of the night, passing 42 cars.  After winning the C main from 17th, he charged from 18th to fourth in the B, and from 24th to 12th in the feature.  Sweet, Abreu, Macedo and Bayston won the four qualifiers.  Brian Brown won the B after suffering mechanical issues in his qualifier. 

 

“This means a lot,” said Larson in Victory Lane.  “2020 has been a crazy year.  We all wish it was Nationals.  Hats off to the World of Outlaws and Knoxville Raceway and everyone who presented this race.  In the main event, I could get down the straightaways really good.  When I caught traffic, I wanted to be aggressive.  I felt like we set a really good pace.  I didn’t want to see that red flag late.  I was thankful it was a single file restart.  I didn’t really know what to do.  I decided to protect into one.  That’s always nerve-wracking, but my car’s so good.  Paul did a heck of a job.” 

 

“If he ran the top, I was going to send it in on him,” said Gravel of the late restart.  “It just didn’t happen.  It was a good race.  We wouldn’t have had a shot if that red didn’t come out.  He was gone.  We didn’t get going early in the race.  I had to battle Logan quite a bit to get by him.  I think we probably had the second best car.  Maybe if we started on the front row, we could have held with him a little longer.  We just never had a chance.” 

 

“I thought I was going to have a good shot at it rolling the bottom,” said Schuchart.  “I just feel like the top was faster, and Kyle got it from the beginning.  I just got beat by the better experienced drivers and teams tonight.  We’ve gotten better and better since we’ve been coming to Knoxville.  We really hit it right last year.  I just moved my wing back a little too much and got tight on the cushion.  We keep getting better and more comfortable.” 

 

The next action at Knoxville Raceway takes place Friday night, August 28 on Busch Light Night featuring $1 Busch Light!  Saturday, August 29 is Iowa Corn Growers Association District 5 and District 9 Night also featuring $1 Busch Light.  All three sprint car classes (410, 360 and Pro) will be in action both nights!  For more information on the Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter. 

 

Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank Results  

 

Qualifier One (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (2); 2. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (4); 3. 9, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (3); 4. 17w, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (6) / 5. 48, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (7); 6. 49x, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (11); 7. 17x, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (8); 8. 33m, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (10) / 9. 5c, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (9); 10. 42, Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA (14); 11. 27, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (12); 12. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (13); 13. 21, Brian Brown, Grass Valley, CA (1); 14. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (5); 15. 56, Joe Simbro, Swan, IA (15) 

 

Qualifier Two (started), 12 Laps, 3:19.2: 1. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (1); 2. 12N, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (4); 3. 26, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (2); 4. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (5) / 5. 7s, Jason Sides, Memphis, TN (6); 6. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (8); 7. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (3); 8. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (10) / 9. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (9); 10. 83J, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (11); 11. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (12); 12. 9w, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (13); 13. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (7); 14. 6, Bill Rose, Plainfield, IN (14) 

  

Qualifier Three (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. 2, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (1); 2. 1a, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (2); 3. 19, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (3); 4. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (7) / 5. 2m, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (9); 6. 13, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (6); 7. 39, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (5); 8. 44s, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (10) / 9. 2KS, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (4); 10. 5, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (8); 11. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (12); 12. 70, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (13); 13. 41s, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (11); 14. 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN (14) 

 

Qualifier Four (started), 12 Laps, 3:17.6: 1. 71, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (1); 2. 83, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (2); 3. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (3); 4. 3z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (4) / 5. 14, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (7); 6. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (5); 7. 7, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (6); 8. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (9) / 9. 2c, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (10); 10. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (11); 11. 88, Kyle Offill, Tracy, CA (12); 12. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (8); 13. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (14); 14. 35, Zach Hampton, Indianapolis, IN (13) 

 

C main, 14 Laps, NT: 1. Donny Schatz (17); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 3. Ian Madsen (7); 4. Tasker Phillips (11) / 5. Brooke Tatnell (3); 6. Josh Schneiderman (2); 7. Tucker Klaasmeyer (9); 8. Sye Lynch (5); 9. Kyle Offill (12); 10. Tori Knutson (19); 11. Davey Heskin (10); 12. Wayne Johnson (4); 13. Colby Copeland (1); 14. Sawyer Phillips (16); 15. Chris Martin (13); 16. Skylar Gee (8); 17. Cale Thomas (14); 18. Anthony Macri (15); 19. Joe Simbro (20); 20. Kevin Ingle (21); 21. Bill Rose (18) DNS – Zach Hampton, Dominic Scelzi, Ryan Giles  

 

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:42.5: 1. Kyle Larson (2); 2. Aaron Reutzel (1); 3. Logan Schuchart (4); 4. Brad Sweet (6); 5. David Gravel (3); 6. Carson Macedo (7); 7. Rico Abreu (8); 8. Spencer Bayston (5) 

 

B main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. Danny Dietrich (3); 3. Matt Juhl (2); 4. Donny Schatz (18) / 5. Kerry Madsen (5); 6. Tyler Courtney (8); 7. Tim Kaeding (13); 8. Jason Sides (4); 9. Paul McMahan (9); 10. Parker Price-Miller (6); 11. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (10); 12. Kraig Kinser (17); 13. Ayrton Gennetten (15); 14. Tim Shaffer (7); 15. Ian Madsen (20); 16. Trey Starks (16); 17. Mason Daniel (14); 18. Tasker Phillips (21); 19. Lynton Jeffrey (19); 20. Josh Baughman (11); 21. Sammy Swindell (12) 

 

A main, 30 Laps, NT: 1. Kyle Larson (1); 2. David Gravel (5); 3. Logan Schuchart (3); 4. Carson Macedo (6); 5. Spencer Bayston (8); 6. Brad Sweet (4); 7. Sheldon Haudenschild (9); 8. Austin McCarl (19); 9. Rico Abreu (7); 10. Daryn Pittman (12); 11. Cory Eliason (14); 12. Donny Schatz (24); 13. Gio Scelzi (16); 14. Joey Saldana (10); 15. Danny Dietrich (22); 16. Brian Brown (21); 17. Matt Juhl (23); 18. Shane Stewart (15); 19. Brock Zearfoss (20); 20. Jacob Allen (11); 21. James McFadden (13); 22. Shane Golobic (17); 23. Terry McCarl (18); 24. Aaron Reutzel (2). Lap Leader: Larson 1-30. Hard-charger: Schatz. 

 

 

David Gravel Streaks to Victory on Night #2 of Knoxville’s “One and Only!”

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 14, 2020) – David Gravel held off Kyle Larson in another classic feature Friday night at the Knoxville Raceway. Gravel’s win came on Night #2 of the “One and Only” featuring the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws. The Watertown, Connecticut driver bagged $10,000 for his seventh career win at Knoxville aboard the Jason Johnson Racing #41. Gravel and Larson, who won on Night #1 are joined by Aaron Reutzel and Logan Schuchart in locking themselves into the Dash for Saturday night’s $50,000 to win Brownell’s Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank.

David Gravel shot out early from his starting spot on the pole to lead early in the 25-lap main event. Rico Abreu settled into second, followed by Kyle Larson, Brian Brown and Spencer Bayston.

Gravel entered lapped traffic on the seventh circuit, but Brown suffered a flat right rear, bringing a caution. On the double-file restart, Larson hopped the inside berm coming out of turn four and shot across the track, contacting Bayston. The result was fatal left front damage for Bayston, and minor damage to Larson’s top wing.

Gravel shot out again when the green flag fell, while Abreu and Larson battled hard for the second spot. Brad Sweet, who started tenth, moved into fourth. Larson finally found his way by Abreu into second on lap nine, and Sweet followed him into third the next time around.

When Gravel entered lapped traffic again on lap 15, Larson slowly reeled him in the rest of the way. Though none but himself could be on his parallel Thursday night, Larson could not catch the speedy 2019 Knoxville Nationals champion.

Gravel would streak across the line two-tenths of a second ahead of Larson. Sweet held onto third, followed by Abreu and Shane Golobic. Sheldon Haudenschild, Cory Eliason, Shane Stewart, Logan Schuchart and Aaron Reutzel rounded out the top ten. Jacob Allen set quick time over the 63-car field for the second night in a row. Haudenschild, Colby Copeland, Sammy Swindell, Brooke Tatnell, Larson and Sawyer Phillips won heat races. Skylar Gee won the D main, Josh Schneiderman took the C main, and Schuchart claimed the B. Gravel was the Dash winner.

Gravel, Larson, Reutzel and Schuchart lock into Saturday night’s Dash, while the rest will line heads up by points (below) in four Qualifiers. The winners of the 12-lap qualifiers will join the quartet in the Dash, and the top four finishers will transfer to the feature. Fifth through eighth place finishers head to the B, ninth through 12th go to the C, with everyone else heading to the D.

“Paul Silva and Kyle Larson are really good, but when Phillip Dietz and David Gravel are on, we can compete with the best,” said Gravel in Victory Lane. “Tonight it showed. Kyle is a good friend, and he’s making us step up our game. It’s been a struggle this year to get a balance. Tonight we were running well. It was definitely intense. Those lapped cars…who knows where they were going? I know Kyle was close at the end. I know we had a good last lap. I was getting tight on the curb. We’re right where we want to be (for Saturday). We did our job.”

“The racecar was really good,” said Larson. “Especially when I get to traffic, I feel really good. David just did a little better job than me at some points of the early parts when we got to traffic. I couldn’t make enough ground to stay close off of two. It was a good points night for the dash tomorrow. It’s definitely a cool format. I feel like it rewards drivers who move forward when they hit the racetrack. We were able to do that, and it put us in position to go for a big win tomorrow.”

“It feels like a win for us,” said Sweet. “Obviously, we needed a good rebound after last night. This team’s been through a lot. It’s nice to be on the podium. We’ll see where we line up for tomorrow. We changed a lot on the car tonight, and I felt like we were really competitive in the A. We just needed something a little bit better there, so we’ll see what we can do. We need to get through that Qualifier and give these guys a run for their money.”

Tickets are sold out for Saturday’s $50,000 to win Brownell’s Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank! Get live results at KnoxvilleRaceway.com, or view the PPV broadcast at www.DirtVision.com. For more information on the Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws “The One and Only” Night #1 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (2), 15.718; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (42), 15.723; 3. 41, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (46), 15.811; 4. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (28), 15.825; 5. 19, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (47), 15.833; 6. 71, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (55), 15.834; 7. O9, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (39), 15.854; 8. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (48), 15.883; 9. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (33), 15.886; 10. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (57), 15.891; 11. 83, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (37), 15.893; 12. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (3), 15.909; 13. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (29), 15.916; 14. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (6), 15.942; 15. 12N, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (13), 15.952; 16. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (40), 15.979; 17. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (1), 15.987; 18. 26, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (32), 16.005; 19. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (4), 16.007; 20. 48, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (38), 16.009; 21. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (58), 16.013; 22. 83J, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (44), 16.015; 23. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (20), 16.021; 24. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (19), 16.024; 25. 14, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (14), 16.054; 26. 9, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (56), 16.055; 27. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (26), 16.065; 28. 13, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (31), 16.082; 29. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (16), 16.086; 30. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (15), 16.091; 31. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (49), 16.091; 32. 2, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (7), 16.112; 33. 3Z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (23), 16.124; 34. 7, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (12), 16.146; 35. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (59), 16.152; 36. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (30), 16.167; 37. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (25), 16.169; 38. 5C, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (35), 16.172; 39. 88, Kyle Offill, Tracy, CA (17), 16.183; 40. 2KS, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (41), 16.212; 41. 42, Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA (24), 16.231; 42. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (22), 16.242; 43. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (52), 16.259; 44. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (50), 16.265; 45. 39, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (21), 16.266; 46. 5, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (10), 16.293; 47. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (5), 16.311; 48. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 16.350; 49. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (11), 16.364; 50. 27, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (60), 16.394; 51. 70, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (34), 16.408; 52. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (63), 16.436; 53. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (43), 16.439; 54. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (62), 16.469; 55. 9W, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (53), 16.489; 56. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (61), 16.500; 57. 6, Bill Rose, Plainfield, IN (45), 16.505; 58. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (9), 16.507; 59. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (18), 16.553; 60. 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN (36), 16.880; 61. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (27), 17.085; 62. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (54), 17.303; 63. 94, Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN (51), NT.

Heat one (started), 10 Laps, 2:42.7: 1. Sheldon Haudenschild (3) / 2. Jason Sides (1); 3. Parker Price-Miller (4); 4. Dominic Scelzi (2); 5. Josh Baughman (5); 6. Austin McCarl (9); 7. Jacob Allen (8); 8. Matt Juhl (7); 9. Mason Daniel (6); 10. Ryan Giles (10); 11. Joe Simbro (11)

Heat two (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Colby Copeland (2) / 2. James McFadden (4); 3. Carson Macedo (3); 4. Anthony Macri (6); 5. Brian Brown (8); 6. Aaron Reutzel (7); 7. Danny Dietrich (5); 8. Hunter Schuerenberg (1); 9. Tucker Klaasmeyer (9); 10. Zach Hampton (10); 11. Kevin Ingle (11)

Heat three (started), 10 Laps, 2:44.4: 1. Sammy Swindell (1) / 2. Brock Zearfoss (3); 3. David Gravel (8); 4. Logan Schuchart (5); 5. Shane Golobic (7); 6. Josh Schneiderman (4); 7. Joey Saldana (6); 8. Cale Thomas (9); 9. Kyle Offill (2); 10. Bill Rose (10); DNS – Jeff Swindell

Heat four (started), 10 Laps, 2:46.0: 1. Brooke Tatnell (2) / 2. Tim Kaeding (3); 3. Rico Abreu (6); 4. Paul McMahan (4); 5. Brad Sweet (7); 6. Ian Madsen (1); 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (8); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 9. Tasker Phillips (10); 10. Skylar Gee (9)

Heat five (started), 10 Laps, 2:43.9: 1. Kyle Larson (5) / 2. Wayne Johnson (1); 3. Terry McCarl (3); 4. Shane Stewart (8); 5. Daryn Pittman (7); 6. Ayrton Gennetten (4); 7. Gio Scelzi (6); 8. Kraig Kinser (9); 9. Chris Martin (10); 10. Sye Lynch (2)

Heat six (started), 10 Laps, 2:45.9: 1. Sawyer Phillips (1) / 2. Trey Starks (2); 3. Cory Eliason (6); 4. Spencer Bayston (8); 5. Tim Shaffer (3); 6. Kerry Madsen (5); 7. Donny Schatz (7); 8. Davey Heskin (9); 9. Tyler Courtney (4); 10. Tori Knutson (10)

D main (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.0: 1. Skylar Gee (2); 2. Tucker Klaasmeyer (1); 3. Tasker Phillips (3); 4. Chris Martin (4) / 5. Zach Hampton (6); 6. Ryan Giles (5); 7. Tori Knutson (8); 8. Bill Rose (7); 9. Joe Simbro (9) DNS – Kevin Ingle, Jeff Swindell

C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:52.0: 1. Josh Schneiderman (1); 2. Dominic Scelzi (2); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 4. Wayne Johnson (3) / 5. Tim Shaffer (6); 6. Mason Daniel (4); 7. Tyler Courtney (8); 8. Austin McCarl (10); 9. Ayrton Gennetten (5); 10. Ian Madsen (9); 11. Kraig Kinser (15); 12. Davey Heskin (16); 13. Cale Thomas (14); 14. Skylar Gee (17); 15. Tasker Phillips (19); 16. Chris Martin (20); 17. Sye Lynch (13); 18. Kyle Offill (11); 19. Tucker Klaasmeyer (18); 20. Hunter Schuerenberg (12)

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:37.4: 1. David Gravel (1); 2. Rico Abreu (2); 3. Brian Brown (4); 4. Kyle Larson (8); 5. Shane Golobic (3); 6. Cory Eliason (5); 7. Shane Stewart (7); 8. Spencer Bayston (6)

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:22.8: 1. Logan Schuchart (3); 2. Matt Juhl (1); 3. Brock Zearfoss (4); 4. Carson Macedo (8) / 5. Parker Price-Miller (2); 6. Gio Scelzi (12); 7. Tim Kaeding (6); 8. Paul McMahan (9); 9. Joey Saldana (10); 10. Donny Schatz (7); 11. Danny Dietrich (16); 12. Trey Starks (13); 13. Lynton Jeffrey (19); 14. Josh Baughman (5); 15. Terry McCarl (11); 16. Josh Schneiderman (17); 17. Kerry Madsen (15); 18. Jason Sides (14); 19. Dominic Scelzi (18); 20. Wayne Johnson (20)

A main, 25 Laps, NT: 1. David Gravel (1); 2. Kyle Larson (4); 3. Brad Sweet (10); 4. Rico Abreu (2); 5. Shane Golobic (5); 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (14); 7. Cory Eliason (6); 8. Shane Stewart (7); 9. Logan Schuchart (21); 10. Aaron Reutzel (15); 11. Donny Schatz (25, prov.); 12. James McFadden (13); 13. Carson Macedo (24); 14. Matt Juhl (22); 15. Anthony Macri (9); 16. Brian Brown (3); 17. Sammy Swindell (19); 18. Daryn Pittman (12); 19. Jacob Allen (11); 20. Brock Zearfoss (23); 21. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (16); 22. Sawyer Phillips (20); 23. Brooke Tatnell (18); 24. Colby Copeland (17); 25. Spencer Bayston (8). Lap Leader: Gravel 1-25. Hard-charger: Schatz.

Unofficial Points Heading into Saturday’s Capitani Classic

Top Four Locked into Saturday’s Dash…

1 41 David Gravel 849

2 57 Kyle Larson 846

3 87 Aaron Reutzel 821

4 1S Logan Schuchart 812

Drivers Lining Heads up in Four Qualifiers transferring the winner to the Dash, and the top four to the main event…

5 21 Brian Brown 804

6 24 Rico Abreu 783

7 2 Carson Macedo 777

8 71 Spencer Bayston 776

9 49 Brad Sweet 768

10 26 Cory Eliason 768

11 1A Jacob Allen 753

12 83 Daryn Pittman 739

13 9 James McFadden 738

14 O9 Matt Juhl 734

15 19 Shane Stewart 725

16 18 Gio Scelzi 717

17 17 Sheldon Haudenschild 717

18 12N Joey Saldana 713

19 2KS Brooke Tatnell 708

20 3Z Brock Zearfoss 684

21 15 Donny Schatz 679

22 4 Terry McCarl 670

23 39 Sammy Swindell 667

24 15H Sam Hafertepe Jr. 666

25 17W Shane Golobic 660

26 7S Jason Sides 649

27 13 Paul McMahan 648

28 7 Tim Kaeding 646

29 48 Danny Dietrich 636

30 3P Sawyer Phillips 626

31 17A Austin McCarl 617

32 14 Parker Price-Miller 616

33 17X Josh Baughman 614

34 7BC Tyler Courtney 613

35 5 Ian Madsen 608

36 39M Anthony Macri 604

37 5C Colby Copeland 597

38 49J Josh Schneiderman 585

39 2M Kerry Madsen 570

40 11K Kraig Kinser 561

41 33M Mason Daniel 545

42 3 Ayrton Gennetten 532

43 44S Trey Starks 499

44 2C Wayne Johnson 495

45 49X Tim Shaffer 489

46 83J Lynton Jeffrey 486

47 55 Hunter Schuerenberg 470

48 99 Skylar Gee 410

49 27 Tucker Klaasmeyer 410

50 56N Davey Heskin 403

51 7TAZ Tasker Phillips 402

52 41S Dominic Scelzi 392

53 88 Kyle Offill 361

54 44 Chris Martin 352

55 9W Ryan Giles 350

56 35 Zach Hampton 327

57 70 Cale Thomas 306

58 6 Bill Rose 295

59 14K Tori Knutson 294

60 42 Sye Lynch 284

61 94 Jeff Swindell 279

62 56 Joe Simbro 273

63 2K Kevin Ingle 239

64 20 AJ Moeller 235

65 28 Scott Bogucki 120

66 7X Justin Henderson 72

67 64 Scotty Thiel 34

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 14, 2020) – David Gravel held off Kyle Larson in another classic feature Friday night at the Knoxville Raceway. Gravel’s win came on Night #2 of the “One and Only” featuring the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws. The Watertown, Connecticut driver bagged $10,000 for his seventh career win at Knoxville aboard the Jason Johnson Racing #41. Gravel and Larson, who won on Night #1 are joined by Aaron Reutzel and Logan Schuchart in locking themselves into the Dash for Saturday night’s $50,000 to win Brownell’s Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank.

David Gravel shot out early from his starting spot on the pole to lead early in the 25-lap main event. Rico Abreu settled into second, followed by Kyle Larson, Brian Brown and Spencer Bayston.

Gravel entered lapped traffic on the seventh circuit, but Brown suffered a flat right rear, bringing a caution. On the double-file restart, Larson hopped the inside berm coming out of turn four and shot across the track, contacting Bayston. The result was fatal left front damage for Bayston, and minor damage to Larson’s top wing.

Gravel shot out again when the green flag fell, while Abreu and Larson battled hard for the second spot. Brad Sweet, who started tenth, moved into fourth. Larson finally found his way by Abreu into second on lap nine, and Sweet followed him into third the next time around.

When Gravel entered lapped traffic again on lap 15, Larson slowly reeled him in the rest of the way. Though none but himself could be on his parallel Thursday night, Larson could not catch the speedy 2019 Knoxville Nationals champion.

Gravel would streak across the line two-tenths of a second ahead of Larson. Sweet held onto third, followed by Abreu and Shane Golobic. Sheldon Haudenschild, Cory Eliason, Shane Stewart, Logan Schuchart and Aaron Reutzel rounded out the top ten. Jacob Allen set quick time over the 63-car field for the second night in a row. Haudenschild, Colby Copeland, Sammy Swindell, Brooke Tatnell, Larson and Sawyer Phillips won heat races. Skylar Gee won the D main, Josh Schneiderman took the C main, and Schuchart claimed the B. Gravel was the Dash winner.

Gravel, Larson, Reutzel and Schuchart lock into Saturday night’s Dash, while the rest will line heads up by points (below) in four Qualifiers. The winners of the 12-lap qualifiers will join the quartet in the Dash, and the top four finishers will transfer to the feature. Fifth through eighth place finishers head to the B, ninth through 12th go to the C, with everyone else heading to the D.

“Paul Silva and Kyle Larson are really good, but when Phillip Dietz and David Gravel are on, we can compete with the best,” said Gravel in Victory Lane. “Tonight it showed. Kyle is a good friend, and he’s making us step up our game. It’s been a struggle this year to get a balance. Tonight we were running well. It was definitely intense. Those lapped cars…who knows where they were going? I know Kyle was close at the end. I know we had a good last lap. I was getting tight on the curb. We’re right where we want to be (for Saturday). We did our job.”

“The racecar was really good,” said Larson. “Especially when I get to traffic, I feel really good. David just did a little better job than me at some points of the early parts when we got to traffic. I couldn’t make enough ground to stay close off of two. It was a good points night for the dash tomorrow. It’s definitely a cool format. I feel like it rewards drivers who move forward when they hit the racetrack. We were able to do that, and it put us in position to go for a big win tomorrow.”

“It feels like a win for us,” said Sweet. “Obviously, we needed a good rebound after last night. This team’s been through a lot. It’s nice to be on the podium. We’ll see where we line up for tomorrow. We changed a lot on the car tonight, and I felt like we were really competitive in the A. We just needed something a little bit better there, so we’ll see what we can do. We need to get through that Qualifier and give these guys a run for their money.”

Tickets are sold out for Saturday’s $50,000 to win Brownell’s Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank! Get live results at KnoxvilleRaceway.com, or view the PPV broadcast at www.DirtVision.com. For more information on the Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws “The One and Only” Night #1 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (2), 15.718; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (42), 15.723; 3. 41, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (46), 15.811; 4. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (28), 15.825; 5. 19, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (47), 15.833; 6. 71, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (55), 15.834; 7. O9, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (39), 15.854; 8. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (48), 15.883; 9. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (33), 15.886; 10. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (57), 15.891; 11. 83, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (37), 15.893; 12. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (3), 15.909; 13. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (29), 15.916; 14. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (6), 15.942; 15. 12N, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (13), 15.952; 16. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (40), 15.979; 17. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (1), 15.987; 18. 26, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (32), 16.005; 19. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (4), 16.007; 20. 48, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (38), 16.009; 21. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (58), 16.013; 22. 83J, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (44), 16.015; 23. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (20), 16.021; 24. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (19), 16.024; 25. 14, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (14), 16.054; 26. 9, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (56), 16.055; 27. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (26), 16.065; 28. 13, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (31), 16.082; 29. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (16), 16.086; 30. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (15), 16.091; 31. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (49), 16.091; 32. 2, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (7), 16.112; 33. 3Z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (23), 16.124; 34. 7, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (12), 16.146; 35. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (59), 16.152; 36. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (30), 16.167; 37. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (25), 16.169; 38. 5C, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (35), 16.172; 39. 88, Kyle Offill, Tracy, CA (17), 16.183; 40. 2KS, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (41), 16.212; 41. 42, Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA (24), 16.231; 42. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (22), 16.242; 43. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (52), 16.259; 44. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (50), 16.265; 45. 39, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (21), 16.266; 46. 5, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (10), 16.293; 47. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (5), 16.311; 48. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 16.350; 49. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (11), 16.364; 50. 27, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (60), 16.394; 51. 70, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (34), 16.408; 52. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (63), 16.436; 53. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (43), 16.439; 54. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (62), 16.469; 55. 9W, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (53), 16.489; 56. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (61), 16.500; 57. 6, Bill Rose, Plainfield, IN (45), 16.505; 58. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (9), 16.507; 59. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (18), 16.553; 60. 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN (36), 16.880; 61. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (27), 17.085; 62. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (54), 17.303; 63. 94, Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN (51), NT.

Heat one (started), 10 Laps, 2:42.7: 1. Sheldon Haudenschild (3) / 2. Jason Sides (1); 3. Parker Price-Miller (4); 4. Dominic Scelzi (2); 5. Josh Baughman (5); 6. Austin McCarl (9); 7. Jacob Allen (8); 8. Matt Juhl (7); 9. Mason Daniel (6); 10. Ryan Giles (10); 11. Joe Simbro (11)

Heat two (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Colby Copeland (2) / 2. James McFadden (4); 3. Carson Macedo (3); 4. Anthony Macri (6); 5. Brian Brown (8); 6. Aaron Reutzel (7); 7. Danny Dietrich (5); 8. Hunter Schuerenberg (1); 9. Tucker Klaasmeyer (9); 10. Zach Hampton (10); 11. Kevin Ingle (11)

Heat three (started), 10 Laps, 2:44.4: 1. Sammy Swindell (1) / 2. Brock Zearfoss (3); 3. David Gravel (8); 4. Logan Schuchart (5); 5. Shane Golobic (7); 6. Josh Schneiderman (4); 7. Joey Saldana (6); 8. Cale Thomas (9); 9. Kyle Offill (2); 10. Bill Rose (10); DNS – Jeff Swindell

Heat four (started), 10 Laps, 2:46.0: 1. Brooke Tatnell (2) / 2. Tim Kaeding (3); 3. Rico Abreu (6); 4. Paul McMahan (4); 5. Brad Sweet (7); 6. Ian Madsen (1); 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (8); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 9. Tasker Phillips (10); 10. Skylar Gee (9)

Heat five (started), 10 Laps, 2:43.9: 1. Kyle Larson (5) / 2. Wayne Johnson (1); 3. Terry McCarl (3); 4. Shane Stewart (8); 5. Daryn Pittman (7); 6. Ayrton Gennetten (4); 7. Gio Scelzi (6); 8. Kraig Kinser (9); 9. Chris Martin (10); 10. Sye Lynch (2)

Heat six (started), 10 Laps, 2:45.9: 1. Sawyer Phillips (1) / 2. Trey Starks (2); 3. Cory Eliason (6); 4. Spencer Bayston (8); 5. Tim Shaffer (3); 6. Kerry Madsen (5); 7. Donny Schatz (7); 8. Davey Heskin (9); 9. Tyler Courtney (4); 10. Tori Knutson (10)

D main (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.0: 1. Skylar Gee (2); 2. Tucker Klaasmeyer (1); 3. Tasker Phillips (3); 4. Chris Martin (4) / 5. Zach Hampton (6); 6. Ryan Giles (5); 7. Tori Knutson (8); 8. Bill Rose (7); 9. Joe Simbro (9) DNS – Kevin Ingle, Jeff Swindell

C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:52.0: 1. Josh Schneiderman (1); 2. Dominic Scelzi (2); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 4. Wayne Johnson (3) / 5. Tim Shaffer (6); 6. Mason Daniel (4); 7. Tyler Courtney (8); 8. Austin McCarl (10); 9. Ayrton Gennetten (5); 10. Ian Madsen (9); 11. Kraig Kinser (15); 12. Davey Heskin (16); 13. Cale Thomas (14); 14. Skylar Gee (17); 15. Tasker Phillips (19); 16. Chris Martin (20); 17. Sye Lynch (13); 18. Kyle Offill (11); 19. Tucker Klaasmeyer (18); 20. Hunter Schuerenberg (12)

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:37.4: 1. David Gravel (1); 2. Rico Abreu (2); 3. Brian Brown (4); 4. Kyle Larson (8); 5. Shane Golobic (3); 6. Cory Eliason (5); 7. Shane Stewart (7); 8. Spencer Bayston (6)

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:22.8: 1. Logan Schuchart (3); 2. Matt Juhl (1); 3. Brock Zearfoss (4); 4. Carson Macedo (8) / 5. Parker Price-Miller (2); 6. Gio Scelzi (12); 7. Tim Kaeding (6); 8. Paul McMahan (9); 9. Joey Saldana (10); 10. Donny Schatz (7); 11. Danny Dietrich (16); 12. Trey Starks (13); 13. Lynton Jeffrey (19); 14. Josh Baughman (5); 15. Terry McCarl (11); 16. Josh Schneiderman (17); 17. Kerry Madsen (15); 18. Jason Sides (14); 19. Dominic Scelzi (18); 20. Wayne Johnson (20)

A main, 25 Laps, NT: 1. David Gravel (1); 2. Kyle Larson (4); 3. Brad Sweet (10); 4. Rico Abreu (2); 5. Shane Golobic (5); 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (14); 7. Cory Eliason (6); 8. Shane Stewart (7); 9. Logan Schuchart (21); 10. Aaron Reutzel (15); 11. Donny Schatz (25, prov.); 12. James McFadden (13); 13. Carson Macedo (24); 14. Matt Juhl (22); 15. Anthony Macri (9); 16. Brian Brown (3); 17. Sammy Swindell (19); 18. Daryn Pittman (12); 19. Jacob Allen (11); 20. Brock Zearfoss (23); 21. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (16); 22. Sawyer Phillips (20); 23. Brooke Tatnell (18); 24. Colby Copeland (17); 25. Spencer Bayston (8). Lap Leader: Gravel 1-25. Hard-charger: Schatz.

Unofficial Points Heading into Saturday’s Capitani Classic

Top Four Locked into Saturday’s Dash…

1 41 David Gravel 849

2 57 Kyle Larson 846

3 87 Aaron Reutzel 821

4 1S Logan Schuchart 812

Drivers Lining Heads up in Four Qualifiers transferring the winner to the Dash, and the top four to the main event…

5 21 Brian Brown 804

6 24 Rico Abreu 783

7 2 Carson Macedo 777

8 71 Spencer Bayston 776

9 49 Brad Sweet 768

10 26 Cory Eliason 768

11 1A Jacob Allen 753

12 83 Daryn Pittman 739

13 9 James McFadden 738

14 O9 Matt Juhl 734

15 19 Shane Stewart 725

16 18 Gio Scelzi 717

17 17 Sheldon Haudenschild 717

18 12N Joey Saldana 713

19 2KS Brooke Tatnell 708

20 3Z Brock Zearfoss 684

21 15 Donny Schatz 679

22 4 Terry McCarl 670

23 39 Sammy Swindell 667

24 15H Sam Hafertepe Jr. 666

25 17W Shane Golobic 660

26 7S Jason Sides 649

27 13 Paul McMahan 648

28 7 Tim Kaeding 646

29 48 Danny Dietrich 636

30 3P Sawyer Phillips 626

31 17A Austin McCarl 617

32 14 Parker Price-Miller 616

33 17X Josh Baughman 614

34 7BC Tyler Courtney 613

35 5 Ian Madsen 608

36 39M Anthony Macri 604

37 5C Colby Copeland 597

38 49J Josh Schneiderman 585

39 2M Kerry Madsen 570

40 11K Kraig Kinser 561

41 33M Mason Daniel 545

42 3 Ayrton Gennetten 532

43 44S Trey Starks 499

44 2C Wayne Johnson 495

45 49X Tim Shaffer 489

46 83J Lynton Jeffrey 486

47 55 Hunter Schuerenberg 470

48 99 Skylar Gee 410

49 27 Tucker Klaasmeyer 410

50 56N Davey Heskin 403

51 7TAZ Tasker Phillips 402

52 41S Dominic Scelzi 392

53 88 Kyle Offill 361

54 44 Chris Martin 352

55 9W Ryan Giles 350

56 35 Zach Hampton 327

57 70 Cale Thomas 306

58 6 Bill Rose 295

59 14K Tori Knutson 294

60 42 Sye Lynch 284

61 94 Jeff Swindell 279

62 56 Joe Simbro 273

63 2K Kevin Ingle 239

64 20 AJ Moeller 235

65 28 Scott Bogucki 120

66 7X Justin Henderson 72

67 64 Scotty Thiel 34

 

 

Kyle Larson Wins His Fourth in a Row on Night #1 of the “One and Only!”

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 13, 2020) – Kyle Larson’s magical season continued Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway. The Elk Grove, California driver bagged another $10,000 by winning Night #1 of the “One and Only” featuring the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws. The win culminated a wild night of racing that saw drivers giving all they had to garner points towards Saturday night’s $50,000 to win Brownell’s Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank. It was Kyle's fourth straight win this year at Knoxville.

Logan Schuchart led from his pole position early on ahead of Aaron Reutzel and Cory Eliason. David Gravel was fourth, and Brian Brown entered the top five on lap two. Gravel passed Eliason for third two laps later. The first caution flew when Terry McCarl billowed smoke on the fourth lap. After an inspection, he rejoined the field, keeping his spot.

On the restart, Daryn Pittman surged from eighth to third, only to spin in turn four. Another double-file restart saw disaster, as Eliason, took an abrupt left hard turn driving down the straightaway. That collected Donny Schatz, Brad Sweet and James McFadden. Only Schatz would continue, however he would pull in shortly after the green fell again.

With things shaken up, Brown used the cushion to ride into second, while Kyle Larson shot up to fifth. On the sixth lap, Larson shot from fifth to third, passing both Gravel and Reutzel. Schuchart entered lapped traffic on the 14th lap, while Larson pulled a slider to take second from Brown on lap 15. Reutzel followed him into third on lap 17.

On the 18th circuit, Larson clipped Schuchart’s wings (literally) with a tight slide job in turn four that left the Pennsylvanian’s nose wing askew. Reutzel and Brown were at loggerheads battling for the third spot with five to go. Meanwhile, Carson Macedo, who had started 24th, entered the top five with three to go, surging by both Gravel and Brown into the fourth position.

While Larson checked out into his own zip code, and Schuchart and Reutzel had the podium nailed down, Gravel and Macedo traded fourth the last two laps before Macedo secured it on the final circuit.

Larson would win by 4.8 seconds over Schuchart, Reutzel, Macedo and Gravel. Brown, Spencer Bayston, Gio Scelzi, Joey Saldana and Ian Madsen rounded out the top ten. Jacob Allen set quick time over the 67-car field, while Tyler Courtney, Kraig Kinser, Terry McCarl, Brooke Tatnell, Ian Madsen and Jason Sides won heat races. Anthony Macri won the D main, Sammy Swindell claimed the C main and Austin McCarl won the B. Schuchart was victorious in the Dash. Reutzel, Schuchart, Larson, Brown and Bayston were the high point getters (full points at the bottom).

Shane Golobic spun after contact, collecting Cale Thomas in the fourth heat. Both were o.k. Kerry Madsen flipped violently in turn two in the sixth heat. He returned for the B main with a backup car.

“I was nervous early,” said Larson in Victory Lane. “I didn’t get a good start. My car was laid left, and I couldn’t get grip. I think as the fuel burned off, I got really good. I got the top going on the restart, and everybody was worked the middle and the bottom. I was able to get the runs I needed and pass them at the right time. I was trying to track Logan down, and hit the bottom of one and two and got a run on him. I felt like I needed to take advantage of that before we got to heavier traffic. I slid him and felt some contact. I was glad to see him not get into the wall or anything like that. It’s cool to get another win.”

“We were good,” said Schuchart. “We were going pretty good up top. I kind of got tight as the race went on. I just felt I wasn’t hitting my marks as well. It was just hard to roll the top. I was getting a little too upright there at the end of the race. I would have liked to have a little better of a race with Kyle. I wish the slide job was a little bit better. Maybe we’ll get him next time. It’s a good point night overall. We were good every time out. We’ll see how tomorrow goes.”

“I needed to try something different there,” said Reutzel. “I thought I could go to the bottom and at least maintain. I just did a really bad job going down there and running the bottom. I was just too slow. I had a really good racecar tonight, I just didn’t do a great job of driving. We’ll work on that tomorrow, and try to learn from my mistakes. Our car was good at the end. I had a good car, I just didn’t run a very good race. That was on me, and I’ll try to clean up my mistakes tomorrow.”

The “One and Only” continues Thursday, August 14. Saturday marks the $50,000 to win Brownell’s Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank. For tickets and other information, visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com. For more information on the Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws “The One and Only” Night #1 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (13), 15.570; 2. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (31), 15.609; 3. 71, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (46), 15.610; 4. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (19), 15.632; 5. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (20), 15.647; 6. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (10), 15.66; 7. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (37), 15.687; 8. 19, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (64), 15.732; 9. 12N, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (60), 15.735; 10. 83, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (52), 15.763; 11. 13, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (44), 15.795; 12. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (30), 15.836; 13. 41, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (53), 15.852; 14. 9, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (43), 15.865; 15. 26, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (9), 15.872; 16. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (40), 15.880; 17. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (11), 15.891; 18. 39, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (28), 15.899; 19. 3Z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (47), 15.903; 20. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (29), 15.912; 21. 14, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (32), 15.915; 22. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 15.923; 23. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (65), 15.944; 24. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (63), 15.957; 25. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (57), 15.957; 26. 7, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (23), 15.985; 27. 27, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (1), 15.985; 28. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (4), 16.017; 29. 7X, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (3), 16.019; 30. 48, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (12), 16.028; 31. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (45), 16.029; 32. 5C, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (49), 16.036; 33. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (56), 16.044; 34. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (25), 16.053; 35. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (50), 16.056; 36. 2, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (38), 16.060; 37. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (5), 16.070; 38. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (39), 16.086; 39. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (54), 16.093; 40. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (36), 16.094; 41. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (55), 16.100; 42. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (33), 16.111; 43. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (61), 16.120; 44. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (48), 16.120; 45. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (8), 16.124; 46. 2KS, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (14), 16.150; 47. 5, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust (15), 16.159; 48. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (34), 16.160; 49. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (16), 16.168; 50. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (22), 16.177; 51. 88, Kyle Offill, Tracy, CA (35), 16.193; 52. 70, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (6), 16.197; 53. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (66), 16.230; 54. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (27), 16.240; 55. 94, Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN (26), 16.242; 56. 83J, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (21), 16.269; 57. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (17), 16.360; 58. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (7), 16.379; 59. 9W, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (18), 16.404; 60. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (51), 16.421; 61. 6, Bill Rose, Plainfield, IN (41), 16.524; 62. 42, Sye Lynch, Apollo, PA (24), 16.526; 63. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (62), 16.574; 64. 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN (59), 16.646; 65. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (42), 16.754; 66. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (67), 16.791; 67. 64, Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI (58), NT.

Heat one (started), 10 Laps, 2:41.2: 1. Tyler Courtney (1) / 2. Rico Abreu (2); 3. Gio Scelzi (4); 4. David Gravel (6); 5. Donny Schatz (7); 6. Brock Zearfoss (5); 7. Jacob Allen (8); 8. Jeff Swindell (10); 9. Tasker Phillips (9); 10. Bill Rose (11); DQ (Muffler) Scott Bogucki (3) DNS – Scotty Thiel

Heat two (started), 10 Laps, 2:46.0: 1. Kraig Kinser (1) / 2. Josh Baughman (2); 3. Kyle Larson (5); 4. Tim Kaeding (4); 5. James McFadden (6); 6. Logan Schuchart (8); 7. Tim Shaffer (9); 8. Colby Copeland (3); 9. Shane Stewart (7); 10. Lynton Jeffrey (10); 11. Sye Lynch (11)

Heat three (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (3) / 2. Hunter Schuerenberg (1); 3. Cory Eliason (6); 4. Spencer Bayston (8); 5. Joey Saldana (7); 6. Davey Heskin (10); 7. Anthony Macri (11); 8. Tucker Klaasmeyer (4); 9. Kyle Offill (9); 10. Parker Price-Miller (5); 11. Trey Starks (2)

Heat four (started), 10 Laps, 2:44.7: 1. Brooke Tatnell (1) / 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (2); 3. Josh Schneiderman (3); 4. Brian Brown (8); 5. Daryn Pittman (7); 6. Sawyer Phillips (5); 7. AJ Moeller (4); 8. Zach Hampton (10); 9. Tori Knutson (11); 10. Shane Golobic (6); 11. Cale Thomas (9)

Heat five (started), 10 Laps, 2:47.7: 1. Ian Madsen (1) / 2. Mason Daniel (2); 3. Aaron Reutzel (7); 4. Austin McCarl (4); 5. Ayrton Gennetten (3); 6. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 7. Paul McMahan (6); 8. Skylar Gee (8); 9. Ryan Giles (9); 10. Joe Simbro (10)

Heat six (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Jason Sides (1) / 2. Carson Macedo (3); 3. Danny Dietrich (4); 4. Matt Juhl (5); 5. Brad Sweet (7); 6. Wayne Johnson (9); 7. Sammy Swindell (6); 8. Chris Martin (10); 9. Kevin Ingle (11); 10. Dominic Scelzi (2); 11. Kerry Madsen (8)

D main (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Anthony Macri (4); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 3. Jeff Swindell (1); 4. Ryan Giles (6) / 5. Chris Martin (5); 6. Zach Hampton (3); 7. Kevin Ingle (10); 8. Kyle Offill (2); 9. Bill Rose (9); 10. Tori Knutson (8); 11. Joe Simbro (11); DNS - Cale Thomas, Scotty Thiel, Sye Lynch, Justin Henderson

C main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Sammy Swindell (1); 2. Ayrton Gennetten (3); 3. Hunter Schuerenberg (2); 4. Parker Price-Miller (7) / 5. Colby Copeland (8); 6. Anthony Macri (15); 7. Shane Golobic (5); 8. Tim Shaffer (10); 9. Skylar Gee (12); 10. Tasker Phillips (14); 11. Wayne Johnson (9); 12. Lynton Jeffrey (16); 13. AJ Moeller (4); 14. Ryan Giles (18); 15. Tucker Klaasmeyer (6); 16. Trey Starks (13); 17. Jeff Swindell (17); 18. Davey Heskin (11) DNS – Scott Bogucki, Dominic Scelzi

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:39.1: 1. Logan Schuchart (1); 2. Aaron Reutzel (4); 3. Spencer Bayston (3); 4. Cory Eliason (2); 5. Joey Saldana (6); 6. David Gravel (5); 7. Brian Brown (7); 8. Donny Schatz (8)

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Austin McCarl (1); 2. Rico Abreu (8); 3. Matt Juhl (2); 4. Carson Macedo (6) / 5. Danny Dietrich (3); 6. Paul McMahan (4); 7. Brock Zearfoss (10); 8. Shane Stewart (15); 9. Tim Kaeding (5); 10. Sheldon Haudenschild (12); 11. Sammy Swindell (16); 12. Josh Baughman (9); 13. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (7); 14. Parker Price-Miller (19); 15. Josh Schneiderman (11); 16. Kerry Madsen (20); 17. Ayrton Gennetten (17); 18. Sawyer Phillips (14); 19. Mason Daniel (13); 20. Hunter Schuerenberg (18)

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Kyle Larson (10); 2. Logan Schuchart (1); 3. Aaron Reutzel (2); 4. Carson Macedo (24); 5. David Gravel (6); 6. Brian Brown (7); 7. Spencer Bayston (3); 8. Gio Scelzi (15); 9. Joey Saldana (5); 10. Ian Madsen (19); 11. Austin McCarl (21); 12. Jacob Allen (11); 13. Tyler Courtney (16); 14. Jason Sides (20); 15. Rico Abreu (22); 16. Terry McCarl (13); 17. Brooke Tatnell (18); 18. Matt Juhl (23); 19. Sheldon Haudenschild (25, prov.); 20. Daryn Pittman (9); 21. Kraig Kinser (17); 22. Donny Schatz (8); 23. Cory Eliason (4); 24. Brad Sweet (12); 25. James McFadden (14). Lap Leaders: Schuchart 1-17, Larson 18-25. Hard-charger: Macedo.

Unofficial Points After Night #1

Aaron Reutzel 87 430

Logan Schuchart 1S 421

Kyle Larson 57 421

Brian Brown 21 417

Spencer Bayston 71 415

David Gravel 41 411

Carson Macedo 2 401

Joey Saldana 12N 398

Gio Scelzi 18 395

Jacob Allen 1A 387

Austin McCarl 17A 383

Ian Madsen 5 377

Terry McCarl 4 373

Tyler Courtney 7BC 372

Daryn Pittman 83 367

Rico Abreu 24 367

Donny Schatz 15 364

Jason Sides 7S 364

Cory Eliason 26 363

Matt Juhl O9 361

Brooke Tatnell 2KS 357

Brad Sweet 49 353

Kraig Kinser 11K 350

James McFadden 9 348

Danny Dietrich 48 332

Paul McMahan 13 328

Brock Zearfoss 3Z 322

Tim Kaeding 7 319

Shane Stewart 19 315

Sheldon Haudenschild 17 312

Josh Baughman 17X 308

Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H 306

Sammy Swindell 39 306

Josh Schneiderman 49J 298

Sawyer Phillips 3P 286

Mason Daniel 33M 284

Kerry Madsen 2M 283

Ayrton Gennetten 3 281

Parker Price-Miller 14 279

Hunter Schuerenberg 55 277

Shane Golobic 17W 250

Colby Copeland 5C 250

AJ Moeller 20 235

Tim Shaffer 49X 228

Tucker Klaasmeyer 27 225

Anthony Macri 39M 221

Wayne Johnson 2C 220

Skylar Gee 99 217

Tasker Phillips 7TAZ 213

Davey Heskin 56N 196

Trey Starks 44S 195

Lynton Jeffrey 83J 195

Jeff Swindell 94 191

Ryan Giles 9W 191

Chris Martin 44 167

Zach Hampton 35 166

Kyle Offill 88 162

Kevin Ingle 2K 150

Bill Rose 6 144

Tori Knutson 14K 143

Joe Simbro 56 134

Scott Bogucki 28 120

Dominic Scelzi 41S 114

Cale Thomas 70 99

Sye Lynch 42 89

Justin Henderson 7X 72

Scotty Thiel 64 34

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Up Next for the Midwest Thunder Sprints… 


Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO)
Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO)
Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic) 

Sat, Aug 15 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) (IRA/MOWA)
Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA)
Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO)
Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA)
Sun, Aug 23 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) (IRA)
Sun, Aug 23 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO)
 
2020 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)
 
1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 473 

2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 469 (3)
3. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 397 (3) 

4. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 370 (4) 

5. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 341 

6. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 340 (6) 

7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 303 

8. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 286
9. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 254 

10. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 245
11. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 232
12. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 215
13. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 197 (1) 

14. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 185 

15. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 184 (1)
(tie) Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 184 

17. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 172 

18. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 150 (2) 

19. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 147 (1) 

20. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 146 

(tie) Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 146 

22. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 139
23. Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 115 

24. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 108 

25. Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 99 

26. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 96 

27. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 95 

28. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 88 

(tie) Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 88
30. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 87 

31. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 82
32. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 74 

33. Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 72
34. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70 

35. Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 69 

36. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 64 

37. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 63 

38. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 60 

(tie) Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 60 

40. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 56
41. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 55 

(tie) Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 55
43. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52
(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 52
(tie) Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 52
46. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 44
(tie) Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44 

48. Scott Biertzer, West Bend, WI, 43 

49. Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 42
50. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 41 

51. Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 40
52. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 39 

53. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 38 

(tie) Brian Bell, Gallaway, TN, 38 

55. Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 36
56. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 35
(tie) Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 35 

(tie) Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 35 

59. Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 34 

60. Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 32 

(tie) Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 32 

(tie) Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 32 

63. Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 30 

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 30 

65. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 28
66. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26 

(tie) Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 26 

(tie) Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 26
69. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 25 

(tie) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 25
71. Matt VanderVere, Zion, IL, 20
(tie) Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 20 

(tie) Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 20 

(tie) Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 20
75. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 18
(tie) Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 18
(tie) Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 18 

(tie) Jeff Asher, Park Hills, MO, 18 

(tie) Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 18
80. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 16 

(tie) Zach Hampton, Indianapolis, IN, 16 

(tie) Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 16
83. Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14
(tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 14 

(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 14 

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 14 

(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 14 

(tie) Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 14 

(tie) Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14 

90. Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 12 

(tie) Carson Short, Marion, IL, 12
92. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10
(tie) Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10
(tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 10 

(tie) Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10
96. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8
(tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8 

(tie) Tony Wondra, Campbellsport, WI, 8 

(tie) Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 8
100. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6
(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 6 

(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 6 

(tie) Preston Perlmutter, San Antonio, TX, 6
104. Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4
(tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4
(tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4
(tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4
(tie) Jack Routson, Waterman, IL, 4
(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 4 

(tie) Austin Deblauw, Ventura, CA, 4 

(tie) Tyler Shoemaker, Clinton, IL, 4
112. Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 2
(tie) Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 2
 
World of Outlaws member wins…
 
5, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA
2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA
1, David Gravel, Watertown, CT 

1, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN
 
Tentative 2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com
 
Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)
Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO) (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) 

Sat, Aug 8 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI) 

Sun, Aug 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO)
Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO)
Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic) 

Sat, Aug 15 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) (IRA/MOWA)
Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA)
Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO)
Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA)
Sun, Aug 23 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) (IRA)
Sun, Aug 23 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO)
Fri, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sat, Aug 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) 

Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO)
Sun, Aug 30 – Dirt Oval Route 66 (IL) (IRA) 

Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO) 

Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO)
Sun, Sept 6 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA)
Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) 

Fri, Sept 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA 

Fri, Sept 11 – I-70 Speedway (MO) (WoO)
Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial) 

Sat, Sept 12 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) (Tom Knowles Memorial) 

Sat, Sept 12 – I-70 Speedway (MO) (WoO)
Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA)
Fri, Sept 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sat, Sept 26 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)
 
Much TBD…
 
2019 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1.  Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2)
2.  Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7)
3.  Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5)
4.  Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2)
5.  James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2)
6.  Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1)
7.  Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1)
8.  Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3)
9.  Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5)
10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)
 
2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1.  Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7)
2.  Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7)
3.   Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
4.  Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565
5.  Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1)
6.  Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)
(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398
8.  Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2)
9.  Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)
 
2017 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten
 
1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)
2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)
3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)
5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2)
6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)
7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2)
8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3)
9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)
10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

 

 

 

Brian Brown and Don Droud Jr. Victorious at 2020 Ultimate Challenge!

by Bill Wright

Oskaloosa, IA, August 9, 2020 – Veterans Brian Brown and Don Droud Jr. took home $4,000 apiece for their respective wins Sunday night at the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. Grain Valley, Missouri’s Brian Brown is a two-time winner of the Front Row Challenge, but this time took the ASCS portion of the Ultimate Challenge. Droud earned his win with the POWRi/WAR non-wing sprint cars.

A four-car pileup marred the start of the 30-lap ASCS main event. When Jamie Ball spun, it caught Roger Crockett, Matt Covington, Kelby Watt and Carson McCarl in the fray. All were o.k., but done for the night. Jordon Mallett was on the scene, exiting his car and pulling Crockett from his before it was engulfed in flames. No one was injured.

Brian Brown streaked out to an early lead, ahead of fellow front row starter, Dominic Scelzi and Brock Zearfoss. Austin McCarl was running fourth when he slowed with rear-end issues seven laps in. It would prove to be the final caution.

Brown shot out to another lead and entered lapped traffic on lap 17. Scelzi slowly but surely cut into Brown’s lead in traffic. On the last lap, he saw his chance and slid in front of Brown in turn three.

Brown was able to power back by and won by a car length over Scelzi, Zearfoss, Shane Golobic and Colby Copeland. Trey Starks, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Tim Kaeding, Scott Bogucki and Sawyer Phillips rounded out the top ten. With a $1,000 bonus from Country Builders Construction, Brown’s check totaled $4,000.

Heat winners Colton Heath, Garret Williamson, Austin McCarl, Harli White and Scelzi received a right rear tire from Hoosier Tire of Knoxville. Blake Hahn received a KSE Power Steering Pump for being the feature’s hard-charger. Other giveaways came from HRP, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, All Star Performance and Wilwood Brakes.

Don Droud Jr. broke out from his pole starting spot to lead early in the 25-lap POWRi/WAR feature over Riley Kreisel and Landon Simon. Chris Morgan slowed to a stop three laps in, while Tyler Graves also had issues that sidelined him.

Droud led the field back to green, ahead of Kreisel, Landon Simon, Chris Simon and Glenn Saville. Wyatt Burks shot from sixth to fourth on the restart.

On lap five, Kreisel slid by Droud for the lead and began pulling away. He was in lapped traffic by the eleventh circuit. Things continued that way before Chris Simon spun into the infield while running fifth, with just seven laps to go. The caution negated a Landon Simon pass of Droud for second.

Three laps after the restart, disaster struck the leader, as Kreisel got over the cushion and made contact with the turn one wall. As he slowly pulled off the track, Droud assumed the lead. He went on to win the $4,000 first place prize in the Mark Burch Motorsports #1m, ahead of Landon Simon, Burks, Morgan and Saville. Jonathan Hughes, Shane Hopkins, Anthony Nicholson, Tommy Rockwell and Neal Matuska completed the top ten.

Heat winners Landon Simon and Kreisel received Chalk Stix torsion bars. Jason Billups earned a KSE Power Steering Pump for being the feature’s hard-charger.

Monday, August 10, will be the 25th Annual Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting. With the Country Builders Construction $1,000 bonus the 410 feature will pay $11,000 and the IMCA Racesaver Sprints will pay $2,000 to the winner.

Sage Fruit Ultimate ASCS Challenge Presented by Searsboro Telephone Company Results

Sage Fruit Ultimate ASCS Challenge Main Event (started), 30 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (1) 2. 41, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (2) 3. 3z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (3) 4. 17wx, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (5) 5. 5c, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (4) 6. 44s, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (12) 7. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (7) 8. 35m, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (10) 9. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (13) 10. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17) 11. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (23, prov.) 12. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (21) 13. 17w, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (14) 14. 24, Garret Williamson, Columbia, MO (16) 15. 63, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (20) 16. 33, Colton Heath, Marysville, WA (8) 17. 47x, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (11) 18. 14, Jordon Mallett, Greenbrier, AR (24, prov.) 19. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (6) 20. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (9) 21. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (15) 22. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (18) 23. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (19) 24. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (22). Lap Leader: Brown 1-30. KSE Hard-charger: Hahn.

Oskaloosa True Value Hardware Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. Colton Heath (1) 2. Brock Zearfoss (4) 3. Dylan Westbrook (2) 4. Shane Golobic (6) 5. Sawyer Phillips (5) 6. JJ Hickle (7) 7. Roger Crockett (9) 8. 88, Travis “Rowdy” Reber, Rapid City, SD (8) 9. 11F, Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA (3)

Taso’s Steak House Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. Garret Williamson (2) 2. 50z, Zach Chappell, Talala, OK (1) 3. Trey Starks (3) 4. Colby Copeland (7) 5. Ayrton Gennetten (5) 6. 24D, Danny Sams III, North Port, FL (4) 7. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (8) 8. 17B, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD (6) DNS – 5H, Michael Faccinto, Hanford, CA

SeaFoam Motor Treatment Heat three (started), 8 laps: 1. Austin McCarl (2) 2. Brian Brown (3) 3. 14B, Bailey Sucich, Granite Falls, WA (1) 4. Jamie Ball (5) 5. 77x, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (6) 6. Matt Covington (7) 7. Blake Hahn (9) 8. 22B, Jesse Baker, Grants, NM (8) 9. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (4)

Searsboro Telephone Company Heat four (started), 8 laps: 1. Harli White (2) 2. Kelby Watt (6) 3. 28F, Davie Franek, Sussex, NJ (4) 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (7) 5. Scott Bogucki (9) 6. 24N, Nate Mills, Bondurant, IA (3) 7. 29w, Wyatt Wilkerson, Morning Sun, IA (8) 8. 75x, JT Imperial, Mesa, AZ (1) 9. 53, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (5)

Heat five (started), 8 laps: 1. Dominic Scelzi (2) 2. 51A, Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, SD (1) 3. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (3) 4. Carson McCarl (5) 5. Tim Kaeding (8) 6. 1B, Chelsea Blevins, Janesville, CA (4) 7. 22x, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (7) 8. 6, Jett Carney, El Paso, TX (6) 9. Jordon Mallett (9)

Qualifier one (started, *qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. Tim Kaeding (1*) 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (3*) 3. Colton Heath (4*) 4. Dylan Westbrook (7*) 5. Kelby Watt (6*) 6. Harli White (5*) 7. Ayrton Gennetten (9) 8. Roger Crockett (10) 9. Bailey Sucich (8) 10. Elliot Amdahl (2)

Qualifier two (started, *qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. Brian Brown (4*) 2. Trey Starks (1*) 3. Dominic Scelzi (5*) 4. Scott Bogucki (3*) 5. Jamie Ball (7*) 6. Davie Franek (2) 7. Garret Williamson (6*) 8. Blake Hahn (10) 9. JJ Hickle (9) 10. Alex Hill (8)

Qualifier three (started, *qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. Shane Golobic (2*) 2. Colby Copeland (4*) 3. Brock Zearfoss (5*) 4. Austin McCarl (6*) 5. Sawyer Phillips (8) 6. Matt Covington (9) 7. Carson McCarl (7) 8. Zach Chappell (3) 9. Chase Randall (1) 10. Chris Martin (10)

B Main one (started), 12 laps: 1. Sawyer Phillips (1) 2. Roger Crockett (4) 3. Ayrton Gennetten (3) / 4. Davie Franek (2) 5. Alex Hill (7) 6. Riley Goodno (8) 7. Bailey Sucich (5) 8. Chelsea Blevins (9) 9. Jett Carney (10) 10. Wyatt Wilkerson (6) 11. Tanner Gebhardt (12) 12. Jesse Baker (11) DNS – Elliot Amdahl, JT Imperial, Michael Faccinto

B Main two (started), 12 laps: 1. Matt Covington (1) 2. JJ Hickle (6) 3. Carson McCarl (2) / 4. Blake Hahn (4) 5. Chase Randall (5) 6. Danny Sams III (8) 7. Ryan Bickett (9) 8. Jordon Mallett (12) 9. Colton Fisher (11) 10. Rowdy Reber (10) 11. Nate Mills (7) 12. Zach Chappell (3) DNS – Chris Martin, Jack Dover

POWRi WAR Non-wing Sprints

A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 1m, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (1) 2. 24, Landon Simon, Indianapolis, IN (4) 3. 77K, Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (7) 4. 9w, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (8) 5. 19, Glenn Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (6) 6. 67, Jonathan Hughes, Knoxville, IA (10) 7. 21R, Shane Hopkins, Placerville, CA (9) 8. 16, Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN (3) 9. 95, Tommy Rockwell, Towanda, IL (11) 10. 48, Neal Matuska, Waukee, IA (13) 11. 2, Jason Billups, Holt, MO (17) 12. 25, Kelly Graham, Hedrick, IA (14) 13. 12, Doug Sylvester, Ottumwa, IA (15) 14. 27, Steve Thomas, Ludlow, IL (12) 15. 91, Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (2) 16. 23s, Kyle Simon, Covington, OH (5) 17. G2, Tyler Graves, Chariton, IA (16). Lap Leaders: Droud 1-4, Kreisel 5-21, Droud 22-25. KSE Hard-charger: Billups.

SeaFoam Motor Treatment/HRP Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. Landon Simon (1) 2. Don Droud Jr. (8) 3. Anthony Nicholson (6) 4. Kyle Simon (9) 5. Tommy Rockwell (2) 6. Steve Thomas (3) 7. Kelly Graham (5) 8. Tyler Graves (4) 9. Jason Billups (7)

Oskaloosa True Value/Taso’s Steak House Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. Riley Kreisel (3) 2. Glenn Saville (1) 3. Wyatt Burks (2) 4. Chris Morgan (4) 5. Shane Hopkins (6) 6. Jonathan Hughes (8) 7. Neal Matuska (7) 8. Doug Sylvester (5)

 

 

Kerry Madsen Reigns as Knoxville 360 Nationals Champion!

Devin Wignall Wins First Ever Pro Sprints Feature

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 8, 2020) – Kerry Madsen became the second straight resident of Australia to claim a MyPlace Hotels Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank championship. The St. Mary’s, New South Wales native led all 25 laps to claim the $15,000 prize aboard Tod Quiring’s #2. The 30th annual running of the event saw 96 competitors representing 23 states and two countries. Devin Wignall won his first ever feature at Knoxville, capturing the Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance tilt.

Things got off to a rough start in the 25-lap main event for Matt Juhl, who flipped violently after contact with Calvin Landis in turn three. He was o.k.

Madsen shot out to the early lead over fellow front row starter, Joey Saldana, Shane Golobic, Tim Shaffer and Brian Brown. Golobic pulled a slider on Saldana for the second spot on lap three. A lap later, Lynton Jeffrey slowed with power steering issues and retired.

Madsen led Golobic, Saldana, Shaffer and Brown back to green. Brown shot from fifth to third quickly. Zearfoss was on the move as well, passing a pair of McCarl’s, Carson and Austin to go from eighth to sixth. He took fifth from Shaffer on lap 11.

Madsen entered lapped traffic on lap 13. Zearfoss picked off Saldana for fourth on lap 14. Cory Eliason was also on a charge from row eight. He entered the top five on lap 16.

Brown reeled in Golobic and got by him for second on lap 19. Madsen’s lead was over four seconds heading to the late stages. Bad luck would strike Brown on the last lap, as he went up in smoke and ducked into the infield.

In the end, Madsen had everyone ferhoodled! Golobic regained second 4.7 seconds behind Madsen. He was followed by the hard-charger Eliason, Zearfoss and Austin McCarl. Saldana, Shaffer, Aaron Reutzel, Dominic Scelzi and Carson McCarl rounded out the top ten.

Carson McCarl earned $1,000 from the Knoxville 360 Booster Club by being the highest finishing Knoxville 360 regular. Zearfoss earned $200 from Jetco as Rookie of the Year. Jeffrey earned $360 from DGRD for the best appearing car.

Lance Norick opened the night with a win in the E main, Jamie Ball took the D main, Harli White claimed the C main and Juhl snagged the B. Garret Williamson flipped hard after the conclusion of the C main. Kyle Offill flipped in turn one during the B. Both walked away.

“Cody Jacobs got me a fantastic racecar there,” said Madsen in Victory Lane. “It was pretty smooth. I made a couple of minor mistakes, but it seemed like everywhere I went, it would respond. It was fun to drive. We’ve been knocking on the door so much this year…it was just great to give this to (the team). We had a different car for next week, but I might tell them to bring that one back. It was good.”

“(Kerry) was awfully fast,” said Golobic of his ride aboard the Elk Grove Ford #17wx. “He just got out and left us. I thought maybe on the restart, I may be able to shoot the bottom. I kind of hung with him for a lap, but once we got rolling, he was on another level. He’s one of the best at this place, and has a lot of laps. For us to compete and have a good battle with Brian Brown before he blew up…I’m proud of this team. We’ve had some struggles at this place in the past, but we’ve tried to get back here as much as we could and it’s begun to pay off. I just have a whole different comfort level and our car is really fast.”

“We just needed a yellow or two,” said Eliason of his drive in the Rudeen #26. “That would have gave us a chance to dice it up with the leaders. I could see Shane and Kerry out in front. It was kind of fortunate that we were able to get to the podium, but we learned something for next weekend. We definitely picked up the pace in the last two weeks.”

The companion 15-lap Pro Sprints feature saw veteran Jeff Wilke lead early from his pole position ahead of Chris Walraven and Devin Kline. A spin by Scotty Johnson a lap in, set up a restart that saw a four-wide battle for the lead.

Wilke still emerged with the advantage, but Devin Wignall was streaking on the high side and took the point on lap three. Matthew Stelzer, who started twelfth saw the advantage of the cushion as well, and used it to jet from sixth to fourth on lap five.

Wignall entered lapped traffic, just before contact between Mike Mayberry and Evan Epperson sent the latter into a spin towards the infield. Mayberry also had a right rear tire to replace. Wignall shot out to the lead again, while Walraven worked the low side to gain second from Wilke with six to go. On lap 11, Kline battled back by Stelzer for fourth, and then claimed the third spot from Wilke with three to go.

Wignall began to lose his power plant with a few laps to go, but he never let off the gas and just held on for his first career win here. Walraven was second, ahead of Kline, Wilke and Stelzer. Matthew Johnson, Chase Young, Brandon Worthington, Joel Thorpe and Matt Allen completed the top ten. Wignall and Young were heat winners.

“That motor’s definitely done for sure,” said Wignall in Victory Lane. “I can’t thank my team enough for putting me in this position. I just never thought this moment would come. With about four to go, I pegged the temperature gauge, but I wasn’t going to let up any!”

The “One and Only” commences August 13-15. Saturday marks the $50,000 to win Capitani Classic. For tickets and other information, visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com. For more information on the Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

MyPlace Hotels Knoxville 360 Nationals Championship Results

E main (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. 90, Lance Norick, Oklahoma City, OK (1); 2. 88R, Rowdy Reber, Oklahoma City, OK (2); 3. 75x, JT Imperial, Mesa, AZ (4); 4. 14M, Jordon Mallett, Greenbrier, AR (3); 5. 1B, Chelsea Blevins, Janesville, CA (6); 6. 6, Jett Carney, El Paso, TX (8); 7. 21R, Shane Hopkins, Placerville, CA (5); 8. 22B, Jesse Baker, Grants, NM (9); 9. 4s, Adam Speckman, Rapid City, SD (12) / 10. 6x, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (11); 11. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (7); 12. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (10) DNS – 23M, Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC; 22M, Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL; 35MM, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.; 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA

D main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (1); 2. 28F, Davie Franek, Sussex, NJ (2); 3. 35s, Jason Shultz, Carlisle, PA (4); 4. 115, Nick Parker, Tucson, AZ (3); 5. 22x, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (6); 6. 4H, Cody Hansen, Nunda, SD (8); 7. 51A, Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, SD (12); 8. 88x, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX (7); 9. 50z, Zach Chappell, Talala, OK (11); 10. 17B, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD (9); 11. JT Imperial (16); 12. 13MJ, Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN (13); 13. Rowdy Reber (15); 14. Jordon Mallett (17); 15. 14B, Bailey Sucich, Granite Falls, WA (10); 16. Chelsea Blevins (18); 17. Shane Hopkins (20); 18. Jett Carney (19); 19. Lance Norick (14); 20. Adam Speckman (22); 21. Jesse Baker (21); 22. Chris Morgan (5). DNS – 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA; 66D, Chase Dunham, Leipsic, OH; 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND; 22P, Jonathan Preston, Romulus, NY; 6R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL; 20F, Casey Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA

C main, 12 Laps, 3:30.1: 1. 17w, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (2); 2. 88, Kyle Offill, Tracy, CA (1); 3. 9, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (18); 4. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (5); 5. 24, Garret Williamson, Columbia, MO (6); 6. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (4); 7. 2m, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (3); 8. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (9); 9. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (7); 10. 5c, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (11); 11. 23, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (8); 12. 5H, Michael Faccinto, Hanford, CA (17); 13. 33H, Colton Heath, Marysville, WA (10); 14. 83, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (13); 15. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (15); 16. Riley Goodno (24); 17. Jason Shultz (22); 18. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (14); 19. Nick Parker (23); 20. Davie Franek (21); 21. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (19); 22. 24D, Danny Sams III, North Port, FL (12); 23. Jamie Ball (20); 24. 37H, Matthew Howard, Topeka, KS (16). DNS – 69, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK

B main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (1); 2. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (2); 3. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (17); 4. 63, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (5); 5. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (4); 6. 44s, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (9); 7. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (7); 8. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (8); 9. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (10); 10. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (18); 11. 66, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (11); 12. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (19); 13. 77x, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (6); 14. James McFadden (23); 15. Kelby Watt (24); 16. 35P, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (12); 17. Harli White (21); 18. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (14); 19. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (16); 20. 15, Christian Bowman, Bondurant, IA (15); 21. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (3); 22. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (20); 23. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (13); 24. Kyle Offill (22)

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. 2, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (1); 2. 17wx, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (3); 3. 26, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (15); 4. 3z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (9); 5. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (6); 6. 12N, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (2); 7. 14, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (4); 8. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (20); 9. 41s, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (12); 10. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (5); 11. 83M, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (17); 12. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (23); 13. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (10); 14. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11); 15. 14T, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (13); 16. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (7); 17. 47x, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (16); 18. Terry McCarl (22); 19. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (18); 20. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (14); 21. 35M, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (19); 22. JJ Hickle (24); 23. 83J, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA (8); 24. Matt Juhl (21). Lap Leader: K. Madsen 1-25. Hard-charger: Eliason. $1,000 Knoxville 360 Booster Club Award: C. McCarl. $200 Jetco Rookie of the Year: Zearfoss. $360 DGRD Best Appearing Car: Jeffrey.

Pro Series Results

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. 21x, Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA (6); 2. 11, Tyler Barrick, Slater, IA (1); 3. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (3); 4. 44, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (5); 5. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (7); 6. 44x, Scotty Johnson, Melcher-Dallas, IA (8); 7. B29, JJ Beaver, Knoxville, IA (9); 8. 43J, Jaslyn Jones, Monroe, IA (4); 9. 17, Matt Allen, Adel, IA (2)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:49.5: 1. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (1); 2. 2, Matthew Johnson, Melcher-Dallas, IA (2); 3. 17c, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (4); 4. 41, Jeff Wilke, Knoxville, IA (5); 5. 20, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (6); 6. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (8); 7. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (3); 8. 3TJ, Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, IA (7)

A main, 15 Laps, NT: 1. Devin Wignall (8); 2. Chris Walraven (2); 3. Devin Kline (4); 4. Jeff Wilke (1); 5. Matthew Stelzer (12); 6. Matthew Johnson (6); 7. Chase Young (7); 8. Brandon Worthington (10); 9. Joel Thorpe (15); 10. Matt Allen (17); 11. Mike Mayberry (3); 12. Scotty Johnson (11); 13. Mike Johnston (9); 14. Tyler Barrick (5); 15. Jaslyn Jones (16); 16. JJ Beaver (13); 17. Evan Epperson (14). Lap Leaders: Wilke 1-2, Wignall 3-15. Hard-charger: Wignall.

 

 

 

Lynton Jeffrey Wires Field on Night #2 of the Knoxville 360 Nationals! 

by Bill Wright 

 

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 7, 2020) – Lynton Jeffrey led from start to finish to claim Night #2 of the 30th Annual MyPlace Hotels Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank Friday night at Knoxville Raceway.  The win was worth $3,000 to the Sydney, New South Wales, Australia native now living in Prairie City, Iowa.  As far as the lineups for Saturday night’s championship?  They’re set.  Kerry Madsen and Joey Saldana will take their place in the front row (see the unofficial lineups below). 

 

Jeffrey started from the pole of the 20-lap main event.  Scott Bogucki trailed in second, followed by Sawyer Phillips, Carson McCarl and Brian Brown.  Brown took the fourth spot from McCarl on lap three.  As soon as that happened, the top four separated themselves a bit from the field. 

 

For much of the race’s distance, a blanket could be thrown over those top four spots.  Jeffrey stayed out front, but Bogucki was right there challenging much of the way.  A big Bogucki bid for the lead came on lap nine and again on lap ten.   

 

Blake Hahn’s race came to an end on lap 12, when he emanated smoke and exited the track.  Sawyer Phillips held third much of the way on the low side, while being pressed by Brown on the high side.  On lap 14, Brown shot by, but Phillips came back and reclaimed the show position with five to go. 

 

Lap 18 brought the only caution when Kelby Watt smacked the wall, flattening his right rear.  Jeffrey sailed away the last two laps, but Phillips and Brown gained second and third from Bogucki on the restart.  Brown would sneak by Phillips to take the runner-up spot. 

 

Jeffrey’s second win of the season and his career in the 360 class came ahead of Brown, Phillips, Bogucki and Joey Saldana.  Carson McCarl, Dylan Westbrook, Brooke Tatnell, Brock Zearfoss and Trey Starks completed the top ten.  Saldana set quick time over the 48-car field, while Davey Heskin, Bogucki, Starks, Christian Bowman and Chris Martin won heat races.  Jordon Mallett won the C main, and Alex Hill took the B. 

 

“I didn’t really know,” said Jeffrey of how close Bogucki was.  “I was just concentrating out front.  I guess he got a couple runs on me.  I was just being a little cautious in lapped traffic.  I think we had a little bit in the tank there, and I was just leaving it a little bit out there.  At the end of the day, I just had to put my foot down and go.” 

 

“Sawyer did a good job,” said Brown of his racelong battle with Phillips.  “I’ve known him for a long time.  These young guys are getting smarter and smarter.  He’s using the right lines and it’s difficult to get by sometimes.  He did a phenomenal job.  Scott did a good job too; I just got a good run off of two.  I feel like I let us down a little qualifying.  It was a C-minus for the driver tonight.” 

 

“We had this car rolling,” said Phillips.  “It felt good to get some clean laps there.  We didn’t have anything for Lynton, but I think we could have stayed ahead of Brown if the right rear didn’t go down under the caution.  Hopefully, we’ll be locked in for tomorrow.” 

 

We crown a champion at the 30th Annual MyPlace Hotels Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank continues on Saturday night!  For tickets and other information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com, and Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter. 

 

MyPlace Hotels Knoxville 360 Nationals Night #2 Results 

 

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 12N, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (4), 16.736; 2. 3Z, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (17), 16.754; 3. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 16.783; 4. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (20), 16.833; 5. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (10), 16.838; 6. 14T, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (14), 16.852; 7. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (5), 16.885; 8. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (40), 16.899; 9. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (23), 16.923; 10. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (15), 16.947; 11. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (13), 16.949; 12. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (46), 16.980; 13. 83J, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (35), 17.002; 14. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (39), 17.029; 15. 47X, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (45), 17.053; 16. 5C, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (32), 17.079; 17. 24D, Danny Sams III, North Port, FL (31), 17.081; 18. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (30), 17.084; 19. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (48), 17.099; 20. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (42), 17.100; 21. 37H, Matthew Howard, Lawrence, KS (1), 17.113; 22. 35P, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (43), 17.116; 23. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (47), 17.142; 24. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (26), 17.158; 25. 20F, Casey Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA (7), 17.174; 26. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (3), 17.184; 27. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (33), 17.242; 28. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (36), 17.269; 29. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (29), 17.283; 30. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (38), 17.293; 31. 6R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (24), 17.301; 32. 28F, Davie Franek, Sussex, NJ (19), 17.360; 33. 9, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (37), 17.377; 34. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (21), 17.425; 35. 13MJ, Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN (11), 17.490; 36. 35S, Jason Shultz, Carlisle, PA (41), 17.518; 37. 88X, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX (16), 17.547; 38. 90, Lance Norick, Oklahoma City, OK (27), 17.732; 39. 22P, Jonathan Preston, Romulus, NY (44), 17.739; 40. 17B, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD (18), 17.759; 41. 14M, Jordon Mallett, Greenbrier, AR (2), 17.908; 42. 21R, Shane Hopkins, Placerville, CA (34), 18.151; 43. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (28), 18.245; 44. 22B, Jesse Baker, Grants, NM (25), 18.284; 45. 88R, Rowdy Reber, Rapid City, SD (6), 20.303; 46. DQ (No Report to Scales) 22M, Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL (22), 17.711; 47. 35MM, Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. (9), NT; 48. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (12), NT. 

 

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Davey Heskin (1); 2. Joey Saldana (6); 3. Sawyer Phillips (4); 4. Brooke Tatnell (5) / 5. Jason Shultz (8); 6. Ryan Bunton (7); 7. Colby Copeland (3); 8. Matthew Howard (2) / 9. Jordon Mallett (9); 10. Shawn Murray (10) 

  

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:19.7: 1. Scott Bogucki (4); 2. Josh Baughman (1); 3. Skylar Prochaska (2); 4. Brock Zearfoss (6) / 5. Jeff Swindell (5); 6. Danny Sams III (3); 7. Davie Franek (7); 8. Scottie McDonald (8) / 9. Shane Hopkins (9) DNS - 10. Ian Madsen 

 

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:19.4: 1. Trey Starks (1); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 3. Kelby Watt (2); 4. Carson McCarl (6) / 5. Terry McCarl (5); 6. James McFadden (7); 7. McKenna Haase (3); 8. Lance Norick (8) / 9. Alan Zoutte (9) DNS - 10. Anthony Macri 

 

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:19.7: 1. Christian Bowman (2); 2. Jack Dover (3); 3. Blake Hahn (1); 4. Clint Garner (4) / 5. Matt Juhl (5); 6. Alex Hill (6); 7. Jonathan Preston (8); 8. Chris Morgan (7) / 9. Jesse Baker (9) 

  

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.3: 1. Chris Martin (1); 2. Dylan Westbrook (4); 3. Brian Brown (5); 4. Josh Higday (3) / 5. Ryan Roberts (6); 6. Casey Friedrichsen (2); 7. Ryan Bickett (8); 8. Rowdy Reber (9) / 9. Brandon Halverson (7) 

  

C main (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.5: 1. Jordon Mallett (2); 2. Brandon Halverson (1); 3. Shane Hopkins (3); 4. Jesse Baker (5) / 5. Alan Zoutte (4) DNS - 6. Shawn Murray 7. Ian Madsen 8. Anthony Macri 

 

B main, 12 Laps, 3:38.5: 1. Alex Hill (1); 2. Terry McCarl (4); 3. Matt Juhl (5); 4. Ryan Roberts (2); 5. Jeff Swindell (3); 6. Colby Copeland (6); 7. Danny Sams III (7); 8. James McFadden (11); 9. McKenna Haase (8); 10. Davie Franek (12); 11. Jonathan Preston (18); 12. Matthew Howard (9); 13. Chris Morgan (14); 14. Rowdy Reber (20); 15. Jason Shultz (13); 16. Ryan Bickett (17); 17. Scottie McDonald (16); 18. Jordon Mallett (19); 19. Shane Hopkins (21); 20. Lance Norick (15); 21. Brandon Halverson (22); 22. Jesse Baker (23); 23. Casey Friedrichsen (10) DNS - 24. Ryan Bunton 

 

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 2. Brian Brown (4); 3. Sawyer Phillips (3); 4. Scott Bogucki (2); 5. Joey Saldana (8); 6. Carson McCarl (6); 7. Dylan Westbrook (10); 8. Brooke Tatnell (5); 9. Brock Zearfoss (7); 10. Trey Starks (18); 11. Clint Garner (9); 12. Davey Heskin (16); 13. Matt Juhl (23); 14. Terry McCarl (22); 15. Skylar Prochaska (13); 16. Josh Baughman (17); 17. Josh Higday (12); 18. Chris Martin (20); 19. Christian Bowman (15); 20. Alex Hill (21); 21. Ryan Roberts (24); 22. Kelby Watt (14); 23. Blake Hahn (19); 24. Jack Dover (11). Lap Leader: Jeffrey 1-20. Hard-charger: Juhl. 

 

Saturday’s 30th Annual MyPlace Hotels Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank Lineups 

 

A Main 

 

Kerry Madsen 

492 

2 

12N 

Joey Saldana 

489 

17WX 

Shane Golobic 

486 

4 

14 

Tim Shaffer 

486 

27 

Carson McCarl 

477 

6 

17A 

Austin McCarl 

475 

21 

Brian Brown 

474 

8 

83J 

Lynton Jeffrey 

473 

3Z 

Brock Zearfoss 

473 

10 

28 

Scott Bogucki 

472 

11 

3P 

Sawyer Phillips 

470 

12 

41S 

Dominic Scelzi 

467 

13 

14T 

Brooke Tatnell 

467 

14 

70 

Calvin Landis 

460 

15 

26 

Cory Eliason 

458 

16 

47X 

Dylan Westbrook 

457 

17 

83M 

Justin Henderson 

456 

18 

3 

Ayrton Gennetten 

453 

19 

35M 

Tim Kaeding 

450 

20 

87 

Aaron Reutzel 

449 

 

 

B main 

 

21 

09 

Matt Juhl 

448 

22 

4 

Terry McCarl 

448 

23 

11 

Roger Crockett 

445 

24 

40 

Clint Garner 

445 

25 

63 

JJ Hickle 

443 

26 

77X 

Alex Hill 

441 

27 

53 

Joe Beaver 

440 

28 

18 

Ryan Roberts 

440 

29 

44S 

Trey Starks 

428 

30 

56N 

Davey Heskin 

428 

31 

66 

Ricky Montgomery 

426 

32 

35P 

Skylar Prochaska 

424 

33 

22K 

Kaleb Johnson 

421 

34 

35 

Josh Higday 

421 

35 

15 

Christian Bowman 

418 

36 

94 

Jeff Swindell 

418 

37 

15H 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. 

418 

38 

17 

Josh Baughman 

415 

39 

53D 

Jack Dover 

415 

40 

22 

Ryan Leavitt 

414 

 

 

C Main 

 

41 

88 

Kyle Offill 

413 

42 

17W 

Harli White 

410 

43 

2M 

Matt Moro 

409 

44 

44 

Chris Martin 

408 

45 

1K 

Kelby Watt 

408 

46 

24 

Garret Williamson 

405 

47 

24N 

Nathan Mills 

402 

48 

23 

Devon Dobie 

401 

49 

52 

Blake Hahn 

394 

50 

33H 

Colton Heath 

392 

51 

5C 

Colby Copeland 

392 

52 

24D 

Danny Sams III 

391 

53 

83 

Rob Kubli 

389 

54 

69 

Brady Bacon 

384 

55 

55M 

McKenna Haase 

382 

56 

95 

Matt Covington 

374 

57 

37H 

Matthew Howard 

367 

58 

5H 

Michael Faccinto 

363 

59 

James McFadden 

357 

60 

81E 

Eric Bridger 

353 

 

 

D Main 

 

61 

5J 

Jamie Ball 

352 

62 

28F 

Davie Franek 

352 

63 

115 

Nick Parker 

346 

64 

7TAZ 

Tasker Phillips 

345 

65 

20F 

Casey Friedrichsen 

343 

66 

66D 

Chase Dunham 

342 

67 

35S 

Jason Shultz 

340 

68 

81A 

Chris Morgan 

339 

69 

4J 

Lee Grosz 

338 

70 

22P 

Jonathan Preston 

336 

71 

22X 

Riley Goodno 

332 

72 

6R 

Ryan Bunton 

329 

73 

20 

AJ Moeller 

329 

74 

88X 

Scottie McDonald 

325 

75 

4H 

Cody Hansen 

324 

76 

17B 

Ryan Bickett 

324 

77 

14B 

Bailey Sucich 

324 

78 

50Z 

Zach Chappell 

323 

79 

51A 

Elliot Amdahl 

323 

80 

13MJ 

Brandon Halverson 

318 

 

 

E Main 

 

81 

90 

Lance Norick 

317 

82 

88R 

Rowdy Reber 

315 

83 

14M 

Jordon Mallett 

312 

84 

23M 

Lance Moss 

312 

85 

75X 

JT Imperial 

311 

86 

21R 

Shane Hopkins 

308 

87 

1B 

Chelsea Blevins 

307 

88 

1A 

John Anderson 

305 

89 

Jett Carney 

299 

90 

22B 

Jesse Baker 

298 

91 

33 

Alan Zoutte 

284 

92 

6X 

Frank Rodgers III 

276 

93 

22M 

Shawn Murray 

273 

94 

35MM 

Ian Madsen 

269 

95 

4S 

Adam Speckman 

265 

96 

39M 

Anthony Macri 

265 

 

 

 

Austin McCarl Masters Night #1 of the Knoxville 360 Nationals! 

by Bill Wright 

 

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 6, 2020) – Austin McCarl is two for two in 360 features at Knoxville Raceway this season.  Thursday’s win was definitely his biggest, as it came on Night #1 of the MyPlace Hotels Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.  Kerry Madsen emerged as the high point driver, followed by Shane Golobic, Tim Shaffer and McCarl (full points at the bottom). 

 

Calvin Landis led early from his pole position in the 20-lap main event, ahead of Dominic Scelzi, Austin McCarl, Tim Shaffer and Aaron Reutzel.  McCarl found his way by Scelzi for second, and Reutzel cruised into fourth on lap five.   

 

McCarl shot by Landis on lap six, but that move was negated when Ryan Leavitt slowed in turn two, bringing the only caution of the event.  Landis led McCarl, Scelzi, Reutzel and Shaffer back to green, while Tim Kaeding had climbed from 23rd to 13th

 

McCarl followed Landis for a lap before surging to the point on lap eight.  Meanwhile, Kerry Madsen worked his way into the top five.  At the halfway point, Scelzi and Reutzel moved into second and third.  Madsen was quickly into the fourth spot, and Shane Golobic entered the top five on lap twelve. 

 

A rosy point total was dashed for Reutzel when he slowed and went pitside on lap 13.  Up front, McCarl entered lapped traffic by himself, while Madsen shot by Scelzi for the runner-up spot.   

 

McCarl pulled away to the win by a straightaway ahead of Madsen, Scelzi, Golobic and Shaffer.  Joe Beaver, Roger Crockett, hard-charger Cory Eliason, Landis and Tim Kaeding rounded out the top ten.  Heat winners included Leavitt, Ricky Montgomery, Landis, Shaffer and Nate Mills.  Cody Hansen won the C main and Eliason claimed the B.  There was plenty of mumbling in turn two in the fifth heat, as Tasker Phillips and Lee Grosz tangled and crashed, ending both their nights.  AJ Moeller’s night ended in the turn three wall in heat two.  Brady Bacon could not avoid a lapped car and crashed in the feature.  No one was hurt. 

 

“I just had to stay solid and keep doing what I was doing,” said McCarl of his misfortune with the yellow flag negating his lap six pass for the lead.  “Calvin was kind of moving around there.  I just had to stay patient.  He was setting a good pace.  The bottom was really good and threw up a bunch of juice through the middle.  When I got to those first lap cars, they were running the top.  I didn’t know what to do, so I blew it through the middle and it stuck.  I didn’t know how close those guys were behind him.  Aaron and Kerry…those guys are World of Outlaws winners, and the best in the world.  I guess in the end, I was lucky there wasn’t a yellow.” 

 

“This deal is all about points,” said Madsen.  “It was pretty hectic back there.  They did a good job with the racetrack tonight.  It was fun.  They gave me a great car, and we had to battle to get to second.  By that time, Austin was long gone.  It was a solid day for good points.  I’m not a very experienced 360 driver so these guys gave me that good a car.” 

 

“It’s a good thing to be upset with third,” said Scelzi.  “We’ve had a lot of speed over the last month.  We’ve been knocking on the door of a win.  I felt really good the first six or seven laps.  I felt like we had something for first and second, then we faded a bit.  We’ve got to some work, but all in all, we’re really fast.  We’re in the show for Saturday, but we want to be on top of the podium, not the bottom.” 

 

The 30th Annual MyPlace Hotels Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank continues on Friday night!  For tickets and other information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com, and Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter. 

 

MyPlace Hotels Knoxville 360 Nationals Night #1 Results 

 

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. (2), 16.203; 2. 17WX, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (21), 16.229; 3. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (32), 16.247; 4. 14, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (14), 16.318; 5. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (35), 16.334; 6. 69, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (17), 16.339; 7. 83M, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (5), 16.349; 8. 35M, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (27), 16.436; 9. 26, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (41), 16.447; 10. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (10), 16.450; 11. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (9), 16.486; 12. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (40), 16.497; 13. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (45), 16.534; 14. 63, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (13), 16.551; 15. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (33), 16.560; 16. 83, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (34), 16.572; 17. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (1), 16.594; 18. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (44), 16.607; 19. 88, Kyle Offill, Tracy, CA (6), 16.671; 20. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (4), 16.677; 21. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (16), 16.685; 22. 66, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (36), 16.698; 23. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (12), 16.701; 24. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (15), 16.702; 25. 23, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (19), 16.705; 26. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (8), 16.726; 27. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (7), 16.731; 28. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (3), 16.737; 29. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (25), 16.772; 30. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (29), 16.772; 31. 115, Nick Parker, Tucson, AZ (23), 16.782; 32. 24, Garret Williamson, Columbia, MO (39), 16.799; 33. 5H, Michael Faccinto, Hanford, CA (30), 16.814; 34. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (38), 16.870; 35. 33H, Colton Heath, Marysville, WA (20), 16.883; 36. 14B, Bailey Sucich, Granite Falls, WA (26), 16.926; 37. 66D, Chase Dunham, Leipsic, OH (24), 16.945; 38. 4H, Cody Hansen, Nunda, SD (46), 16.961; 39. 23M, Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC (28), 17.017; 40. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (31), 17.030; 41. 1B, Chelsea Blevins, Janesville, CA (18), 17.046; 42. 51A, Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, SD (37), 17.094; 43. 75X, JT Imperial, Mesa, AZ (22), 17.110; 44. 50Z, Zach Chappell, Talala, OK (43), 17.117; 45. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (42), 17.498; 46. 6, Jett Carney, El Paso, TX (47), 17.566; 47. 6X, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (48), 17.748; 48. 4S, Adam Speckman, Rapid City, SD (11), 18.126. 

 

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.6: 1. Ryan Leavitt (2); 2. Matt Moro (1); 3. Kerry Madsen (6); 4. Dominic Scelzi (4) / 5. Brady Bacon (5); 6. Rob Kubli (3); 7. Nick Parker (7); 8. Jett Carney (10) / 9. Bailey Sucich (8); 10. Chelsea Blevins (9) 

 

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.5: 1. Ricky Montgomery (2); 2. Austin McCarl (4); 3. Shane Golobic (6); 4. Garret Williamson (7) / 5. Justin Henderson (5); 6. Eric Bridger (1); 7. Chase Dunham (8); 8. Elliot Amdahl (9) / 9. Frank Rodgers III (10); 10. AJ Moeller (3) 

 

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.5: 1. Calvin Landis (4); 2. Aaron Reutzel (6); 3. Joe Beaver (2); 4. Roger Crockett (3) / 5. Matt Covington (1); 6. Michael Faccinto (7); 7. Tim Kaeding (5); 8. JT Imperial (9) / 9. Cody Hansen (8) DNS - 10. Adam Speckman 

 

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.9: 1. Tim Shaffer (6); 2. Kaleb Johnson (2); 3. Harli White (1); 4. JJ Hickle (4); 5. Cory Eliason (5); 6. Kyle Offill (3); 7. Jamie Ball (7); 8. Zach Chappell (9); 9. Lance Moss (8) 

 

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.9: 1. Nathan Mills (1); 2. Ayrton Gennetten (5); 3. Colton Heath (7); 4. Devon Dobie (2); 5. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (6); 6. John Anderson (9); 7. Riley Goodno (8); 8. Tasker Phillips (3); 9. Lee Grosz (4) 

  

C main (started), 6 Laps, 1:46.6: 1. Cody Hansen (2); 2. Bailey Sucich (1); 3. Lance Moss (3); 4. Chelsea Blevins (4) / 5. Frank Rodgers III (5) DNS - 6. Lee Grosz; 7. AJ Moeller; 8. Adam Speckman  

 

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Cory Eliason (5); 2. Justin Henderson (3); 3. Tim Kaeding (4); 4. Kyle Offill (7) / 5. Michael Faccinto (10); 6. Matt Covington (8); 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1); 8. Jamie Ball (13); 9. Rob Kubli (6); 10. Chase Dunham (12); 11. Zach Chappell (16); 12. Riley Goodno (15); 13. Elliot Amdahl (14); 14. Nick Parker (11); 15. Cody Hansen (21); 16. Eric Bridger (9); 17. Bailey Sucich (20); 18. JT Imperial (17); 19. Chelsea Blevins (22); 20. Lance Moss (23); 21. Jett Carney (18); 22. John Anderson (19); 23. Brady Bacon (2) DNS - 24. Tasker Phillips 

  

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Austin McCarl (2); 2. Kerry Madsen (8); 3. Dominic Scelzi (3); 4. Shane Golobic (7); 5. Tim Shaffer (5); 6. Joe Beaver (13); 7. Roger Crockett (10); 8. Cory Eliason (21); 9. Calvin Landis (1); 10. Tim Kaeding (23); 11. Justin Henderson (22); 12. JJ Hickle (9); 13. Garret Williamson (19); 14. Ayrton Gennetten (4); 15. Harli White (17); 16. Kaleb Johnson (14); 17. Ricky Montgomery (12); 18. Colton Heath (20); 19. Kyle Offill (24); 20. Matt Moro (16); 21. Nathan Mills (18); 22. Devon Dobie (15); 23. Aaron Reutzel (6); 24. Ryan Leavitt (11). Lap Leaders: Landis 1-7, A. McCarl 8-20. Hard-charger: Eliason. 

 

Point Standings After Night #1 

 

Kerry Madsen 

492 

2 

17WX 

Shane Golobic 

486 

14 

Tim Shaffer 

486 

4 

17A 

Austin McCarl 

475 

41S 

Dominic Scelzi 

467 

6 

70 

Calvin Landis 

460 

26 

Cory Eliason 

458 

8 

83M 

Justin Henderson 

456 

Ayrton Gennetten 

453 

10 

35M 

Tim Kaeding 

450 

11 

87 

Aaron Reutzel 

449 

12 

11 

Roger Crockett 

445 

13 

63 

JJ Hickle 

443 

14 

53 

Joe Beaver 

440 

15 

66 

Ricky Montgomery 

426 

16 

22K 

Kaleb Johnson 

421 

17 

15H 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. 

418 

18 

22 

Ryan Leavitt 

414 

19 

88 

Kyle Offill 

413 

20 

17W 

Harli White 

410 

21 

2M 

Matt Moro 

409 

22 

24 

Garret Williamson 

405 

23 

24N 

Nathan Mills 

402 

24 

23 

Devon Dobie 

401 

25 

33H 

Colton Heath 

392 

26 

83 

Rob Kubli 

389 

27 

69 

Brady Bacon 

384 

28 

95 

Matt Covington 

374 

29 

5H 

Michael Faccinto 

363 

30 

81E 

Eric Bridger 

353 

31 

5J 

Jamie Ball 

352 

32 

115 

Nick Parker 

346 

33 

7TAZ 

Tasker Phillips 

345 

34 

66D 

Chase Dunham 

342 

35 

4J 

Lee Grosz 

338 

36 

22X 

Riley Goodno 

332 

37 

20 

AJ Moeller 

329 

38 

4H 

Cody Hansen 

324 

39 

14B 

Bailey Sucich 

324 

40 

50Z 

Zach Chappell 

323 

41 

51A 

Elliot Amdahl 

323 

42 

23M 

Lance Moss 

312 

43 

75X 

JT Imperial 

311 

44 

1B 

Chelsea Blevins 

307 

45 

1A 

John Anderson 

305 

46 

6 

Jett Carney 

299 

47 

6X 

Frank Rodgers III 

276 

48 

4S 

Adam Speckman 

265 

 

 

 

Huset’s Returns!
 
(Bill W) August 5, 2020, Monroe, IA – In 1954, Til Huset carved out a racetrack in the Split Rock Creek Valley south of Brandon, South Dakota.  Nearby Soo Speedway was booming at the time, and Til tried everything to keep it going.  He tried afternoons, put lights in, tried different nights, and all of it was to no avail.  The track closed after the 1955 season. 

 

When drivers clashed with management at Soo Speedway, they formed the Sioux Falls Stock Car Association.  Drivers bought shares that they used to purchase Til Huset’s speedway in 1958.  They turned the dilapidated grounds into the new “go-to” place for racing in the Sioux Falls area. 

 

The premier class went from stock cars to modified stocks, to supermodifieds and eventually to sprint cars.  Fast forward to the end of 2015, and Huset’s was purchased by Chuck Brennan.  Chuck moved from the traditional Sunday nights to Saturdays and crowds dwindled.  When payday loan laws changed, owning a multi-million dollar racetrack didn’t make sense. 

 

To make a long, frustrating story short, Tod Quiring bought the property this summer.  Sunday was the grand re-opening, welcoming the All Stars. 

 

Driving up, to be honest, I was thinking more about the car count than what the reopening meant to local fans.  When I crested the hill and looked down into the valley and the racetrack, reality hit.  The place was already packed. 

 

Many were in the same boat as announcer Shawn Neistadt, who had written off Huset’s Speedway.  This was a day they thought would never come, and at the same time, it was like they never left.  The place looked great. 

 

The line for the grandstand was backed up all the way until hot laps started.  A live band played to entertain.  Mark Dobmeier, recently injured, was greeting a TV crew when I passed by.  Fans, the track crew, media and drivers had one thing in common.  They were giddy. 

 

Anticipation was in the air.  The crowd rose for late model stock car hot laps…that’s right, late model stock car hot laps!  But it was the first green flag in over three years, and they were ready.  Standing ovation. 

 

They also roared for Doug Clark, who flagged one more time at his hometown track.  He took care of the first sprint car heat, and yielded to his son Justin with back up Nate Peterson.  He descended the flag stand to cheers. 

 

And there was racing too.  Kyle Larson was going for a $57,000 weekend in the #57.  Unfortunately, his birthday didn’t go well, and he ended up crashing hard in turn one, done for the night. 

 

As often happens at Huset’s, California natives take a liking to the quarter-mile bullring.  Cory Eliason took home $20,000 in his first ever visit.  Though he compared it to Warrnambool, it also resembles many of the tracks he cut his teeth on.  Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi followed closely, and declared the track the best prepared he’s seen this year.  Few argued.  Kerry Madsen looked glum, but completed the podium after leading much of the way.  Brother Ian was right behind him, going 12th to fourth in the Forbrook #5. 

 

Pyrotechnics were there all night, and a large fireworks show made waiting in line to get out entertaining.  Racing has returned to Huset’s! 

 

Looking through the archives found a trip to Huset’s in May of 2001 that saw all-time feature winner Terry McCarl setting a new track record and winning the feature.  Butch Hanssen, who sported Holiday Inn sponsorship for many years won the 360’s that night.  Find results and stories at the bottom of this column.  The all-time feature winners at Huset’s… 

 

All-time Huset’s Speedway Supermodified/410 feature winners (top 10) 

 

Name 

Feature Wins 

Track Champs 

Gold Cup/HoS Wins 

1.   Terry McCarl             

98 

2.   Mark Dobmeier 

67 

6* 

 

3.   Danny Lasoski             

42 

4.   Harold Petree 

35 

 

5.   Harry Torgerson         

34 

 

6.   Jim Matthews             

30 

 

7.   Gerald Bruggeman 

28 

 

8.   Leland Van Emmerik 

21 

 

      Marlon Jones 

21 

 

10. Arnie Nimmerfroh 

20 

 

 

It was a very busy weekend in the upper Midwest!  Larson dominated the All Stars in Plymouth, Wisconsin Thursday for $26,000, took 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa for $6,000 and destroyed them all at Knoxville for $5,000. 

 

Seth Bergman towed a long ways to grab the Sprint Invaders feature in Dubuque, Iowa Thursday.  Like Huset’s, Dubuque is a bullring that west coasters take a liking to.  Scelzi has two wins there himself, and Kyle Offill qualified for the Dash.  Washington’s JJ Hickle climbed to the podium before a throttle spring sabotaged him.  Lynton Jeffrey thought he was there for the first time, until we showed him results from a DNF in the VanderEcken #10 in 2004 IRA action.  He won the dash Thursday. 

 

Lynton followed that up with an emotional win at Knoxville Saturday in the 360 class, after holding off Tim Shaffer in Tony Stewart’s #14.  This week’s 360 Nationals should be a barn burner. 

 

Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com features last weekend went to Kyle Larson times three, Eliason and Bill Balog at the Langlade County Fairgrounds in Antigo, Wisconsin Friday night.  Kerry Madsen holds a slim point lead over Brian Brown heading into the weekend.  Both will run the 360 Nationals. 

 

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Up Next for the Midwest Thunder Sprints…
 
Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO)
Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55) 

Sat, Aug 8 – Wilmot Raceway (IRA) 

Sun, Aug 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)
Mon, Aug 10 – Southern Iowa Speedway (Front Row Challenge)
Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO)
Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO)
Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic)
 
2020 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)
 
1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 473 

2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 469 (3)
3. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 363 (1) 

4. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 341 

5. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 320 (3) 

6. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 312 (3) 

7. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 303
8. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 254 

9. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 250 (5) 

10. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 245
11. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 232
12. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 215
13. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 211 

14. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 185 

15. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 184 (1)
(tie) Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 184 

17. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 150 (2) 

(tie) Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 150 

19. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 147 (1) 

20. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 146 

22. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 139
23. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 133
24. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 112 

25. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 108 

26. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 88
27. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 87 

28. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 82 

29. Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 79
30. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 74
31. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70 

32. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 66 

33. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 63 

34. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 60
35. Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 55 

(tie) Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 55 

(tie) Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 55
38. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52
(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 52
40. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 47
41. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 44
(tie) Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44
43. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 41 

44. Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 40
45. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 39 

46. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 38 

(tie) Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 38
48. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 35
(tie) Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 35 

(tie) Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS, 35 

51. Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 32 

(tie) Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 32 

(tie) Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN, 32 

54. Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 28
(tie) Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 28
(tie) Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 28
57. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26
(tie) Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 26 

(tie) Zeb Wise, Angola, IN, 26
60. Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 25 

(tie) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 25 

62. Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 22
63. Matt VanderVere, Zion, IL, 20
(tie) Brian Bell, Gallaway, TN, 20 

(tie) Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 20 

(tie) Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 20
67. Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 18
(tie) Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 18
(tie) Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 18
(tie) Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 18 

(tie) Jeff Asher, Park Hills, MO, 18 

(tie) Scott Biertzer, West Bend, WI, 18 

(tie) Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 18
74. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 16 

(tie) Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 16
76. Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14
(tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 14 

(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 14 

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 14 

(tie) John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 14 

81. Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 12
82. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10
(tie) Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10
(tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 10
85. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8
(tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8
(tie) Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 8 

(tie) Tony Wondra, Campbellsport, WI, 8
89. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6
(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 6 

(tie) Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 6 

(tie) Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL, 6
93. Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4
(tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4
(tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4
(tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4
(tie) Jack Routson, Waterman, IL, 4
(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 4
90. Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 2
(tie) Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 2
(tie) Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 2
 
Platinum World of Outlaws member wins…
 
5, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA
2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA
1, David Gravel, Watertown, CT
 
Tentative 2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com
 
Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)
Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars) (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars) (Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA)
Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO)
Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55) 

Sat, Aug 8 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) 

Sun, Aug 9 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL)
Mon, Aug 10 – Southern Iowa Speedway (Front Row Challenge)
Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO)
Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO)
Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic)
Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA)
Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO)
Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA)
Sun, Aug 23 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) (IRA)
Sun, Aug 23 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO)
Fri, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sat, Aug 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) 

Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO)
Sun, Aug 30 – Dirt Oval Route 66 (IL) (IRA) 

Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO) 

Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO)
Sun, Sept 6 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA)
Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) 

Fri, Sept 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA 

Fri, Sept 11 – I-70 Speedway (MO) (WoO)
Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial) 

Sat, Sept 12 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) (Tom Knowles Memorial) 

Sat, Sept 12 – I-70 Speedway (MO) (WoO)
Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA)
Fri, Sept 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sat, Sept 26 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)
 
Much TBD…
 
2019 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1.  Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2)
2.  Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7)
3.  Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5)
4.  Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2)
5.  James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2)
6.  Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1)
7.  Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1)
8.  Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3)
9.  Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5)
10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)
 
2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten

1.  Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7)
2.  Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7)
3.   Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
4.  Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565
5.  Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1)
6.  Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)
(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398
8.  Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2)
9.  Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)
 
2017 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Final Point Standings (Feature Wins) Top Ten
 
1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)
2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)
3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)
5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2)
6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)
7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2)
8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3)
9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)
10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

 

 

 

 

8/2/20 

 

Huset’s Speedway Re-open 

Brandon, SD 

 

All Stars 

 

36 cars 

 

Huset’s was busting at the seams in its re-open.  From a live band to entertain long lines, to fireworks at the end, it was well done.  The place has been kept up well in its three-year dormancy, and track staff did a great job getting things ready to go. 

 

Kyle Larson (14th car out to time) set the standard in time trials at 10.843 seconds on the quarter-mile.  The track was in great shape all night.  Justin Henderson (27th car out) was second quick, followed by Lynton Jeffrey (4th), Cory Eliason (13th), Skylar Prochaska (3rd), Paige Polyak (18th), Rico Abreu (21st), Brian Brown (1st), Paul McMahan (26th) and Gio Scelzi (31st).  Cars timed in their heat groups, and Jeffrey, Larson, Henderson and Scelzi were quickest in their respective groups.  The fourth group had issues as Brooke Tatnell and Austin McCarl pulled in right away in hot laps and scratched for the night.  Baughman also did not get a time in the group, but changed a motor and rear-end to start the heat. 

 

Heat one (started): 1. Aaron Reutzel 87 (1) 2. Brown 21 (2) 3. Trey Starks 44s (5) 4. Prochaska 35 (3) 5. Tucker Klaasmeyer 27 (6) / 6. Skylar Gee 99 (8) 7. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 07 (7) 8. Colin Smith o5 (9) 9. Jeffrey 83 (4) 

 

In order to throw one last flag at Huset’s, Doug Clark flagged this one before giving it up for son Justin to handle.  Doug got a big ovation.  10-lap heats took the top five to the feature.  Heat winners, and the fastest remaining qualifiers who finished in a transfer spot made the Dash.  Reutzel led early over Brown and Starks.  McIntyre surged into fifth on lap two, but Jeffrey contacted him in a racing incident, knocking out the fast qualifier (for the group) with a broken front end.  Klaasmeyer was able to take the final transfer from McIntyre on lap four.  With Jeffrey out, Prochaska dashed. 

 

Heat two (started): 1. Dominic Scelzi 41s (1) 2. Ian Madsen 5 (6) 3. Polyak 19 (2) 4. Eliason 26 (3) 5. Tim Kaeding 3 (7) / 6. Hunter Schuerenberg 55 (5) 7. Elliot Amdahl 51A (8) 8. Larson 57 (4) 9. Brandt O’Banion 47 (9) 

 

D. Scelzi led early over Polyak, and I. Madsen up from sixth.  Larson was running fourth, when all hell broke loose.  He hit the front stretch wall, and went to the work area to replace his right rear.  D. Scelzi led Polyak, I. Madsen, and Eliason and Kaeding, who had been battling for the last transfer spot, back to green.  Larson moved up to seventh before O’Banion contacted the turn one wall and retired.  Disaster befell Larson when he got into the turn one wall and flipped violently.  He was ok, but done for the night.  So was his chance for an eighth straight All Star win and a $57,000 weekend.  Schuerenberg took the final transfer from Kaeding in a good battle on lap five, while Madsen took second from Polyak on lap six.  Kaeding battled back and nipped Schuerenberg at the line by less than a tenth of a second for the final transfer. 

 

Heat three (started): 1. Cale Thomas 70 (1) 2. McMahan 13 (2) 3. Abreu 24 (3) 4. Zeb Wise 11 (6) 5. Shane Golobic 17w (5) / 6. Henderson 7 (4) 7. Greg Wilson w20 (7) 8. Cody Hansen 4 (9) 9. Donovan Peterson 11xs (8) 

 

Peterson flipped down the backstretch at the outset.  He walked away but was done for the night.  Thomas pulled away at the outset and never looked back.  Henderson became the third quick heat qualifier to not make the Dash, when Golobic passed him for fifth on lap three. 

 

Heat four (started): 1. Kerry Madsen 2m (3) 2. Terry McCarl 4x (2) 3. G. Scelzi 18 (4) 4. Jody Rosenboom 14 (1) 5. Josh Baughman 17 (7) / 6. Matt Juhl 09 (5) 7. Chuck McGillivray 101 (6) DNS – Austin McCarl 17A, Brooke Tatnell 16 

 

T. McCarl led early over Rosenboom and K. Madsen.  Baughman went from seventh to the final transfer on lap one.  K. Madsen shot around Rosenboom to take second on lap three, and Gio followed a lap later.  K. Madsen tracked T. McCarl down and passed him for the lead on lap nine to take a Dash spot.  Gio was also dashing. 

 

Dash one (started): 1. K. Madsen (1) 2 D. Scelzi (2) 3. Abreu (3) 4. Reutzel (4) 5. Brown (5) 

 

The 4-lap Dash decided the inside of the first five rows of the feature.  K. Madsen led D. Scelzi and Abreu early.  D. Scelzi made a couple of dives at Madsen, who was doing a good job of staying wide up front and earning the pole. 

 

Dash two (started): 1. Eliason (1) 2. Thomas (4) 3. G. Scelzi (3) 4. Prochaska (2) 5. Polyak (5) 

 

Eliason led early, and Thomas jumped up to second from row two. 

 

B main (started): 1. Henderson (1) 2. Schuerenberg (3) 3. Jeffrey (2) 4. Gee (4) / 5. Wilson (7) 6. Juhl (5) 7. McIntyre (6) 8. Hansen (11) 9. Amdahl (9) 10. Smith (8) 11. O’Banion (10) DNS – McGillivray, A. McCarl, Larson, Tatnell, Peterson 

 

The 12-lap B main transferred the top four to the A main and went pretty much without incident.  Jeffrey took third from Gee after surrendering it early.  Wilson fell just one spot short of a transfer in good racing. 

 

A main (started): 1. Eliason (2) 2. D. Scelzi (3) 3. K. Madsen (1) 4. I. Madsen (12) 5. Abreu (5) 6. Reutzel (7) 7. Thomas (4) 8. G. Scelzi (6) 9. Brown (9) 10. McMahan (11) 11. Polyak (10) 12. Wise (15) 13. Prochaska (8) 14. T. McCarl (13) 15. Henderson (21) 16. Golobic (17) 17. Kaeding (18) 18. Rosenboom (16) 19. Jeffrey (23) 20. Starks (14) 21. Gee (24) 22. Baughman (20) 23. Schuerenberg (22) 24. Klaasmeyer (19) 

 

K. Madsen led lap one of the 35-lapper before Klaasmeyer slowed and retired, bringing the only caution of the contest.  The caution negated a lap two pass for the lead from Eliason.  D. Scelzi was third, then Abreu and Thomas.  The leaders entered lapped traffic on lap eight.  Reutzel moved by Thomas into fifth on lap ten.  Eliason gained on the high side in traffic and took the point from Madsen on lap 12.  D. Scelzi followed him into second.  Thomas also battled back into the top five before fading to seventh.  On lap 16, Madsen used the low side to get back by Scelzi for second in heavy lapped traffic.  On lap 17, he’d to the same to Eliason to retake the point.  I. Madsen was now on the move as well, moving into fifth.  While K. Madsen cruised low, Eliason hit the top on both ends.  He roared by Madsen for good with seven to go.  D. Scelzi snatched second from Madsen with five to go.  The win was worth $20,000 for Eliason.   

 

 

 

 

Kyle Larson Makes All Star History at Knoxville! 

Lynton Jeffrey Preps for 360 Nationals with Win 

by Bill Wright 

 

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 1, 2020) – Kyle Larson won his seventh straight All Star Circuit of Champions feature, setting a record with the series.  Saturday’s victory came at the Knoxville Raceway, where the Elk Grove, California native swept the World of Outlaws weekend last June.  Larson earned $5,000 for the win aboard the Paul Silva wrenched #57, and even lost a contact lens along the way.  Lynton Jeffrey led wire to wire over a stout 47-car 360 field in preparations for the MyPlace Hotels Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank this Thursday through Saturday. 

 

The 25-lap feature was slow to get started.  On the first try, Kasey Kahne got above the turn two cushion and slowed near the wall.  Aaron Reutzel did the same on the bottom of turn one.  Both visited the work area and returned to action.   

 

The second try at green was no better.  AJ Moeller broke his front end after contact with another car in turn two and slid down in front of the field.  Fortunately, he didn’t turn over, or collect anyone. 

 

Once green, it was for good, and Gio Scelzi took the early advantage ahead of Lynton Jeffrey and Larson.  Brian Brown passed Kerry Madsen for fourth on lap two.  Larson sized up Jeffrey, and took third on the third circuit. 

 

Rico Abreu, who started thirteenth, shot from seventh to fifth on lap five.  Brown claimed third from Jeffrey on the same lap.  Abreu followed him into fourth a lap later.   

 

Up front, Larson was gaining on Scelzi, and slid across turn four to take the point on lap eight.  He was in lapped traffic a lap later, and by lap 12, had a straightaway lead.  Brown and Scelzi see-sawed back and forth in a battle for second that saw three passes for that position until Brown claimed the spot with ten to go. 

 

Abreu captured third from Scelzi and passed Brown in lapped traffic on lap 16.  Larson’s lead over the three-way battle for second was over seven seconds by lap 19.  Scelzi and Brown would return to battle, this time for the third spot, in the late stages.   

 

Larson won convincingly over Abreu, Scelzi, who gained third on the last lap, Brown and Shane Stewart.  Kerry Madsen, Cory Eliason, Davey Heskin, Ian Madsen and Josh Schneiderman rounded out the top ten.  Larson posted quick time over the 46-car field.  Heskin, Brown, Schneiderman, Hunter Schuerenberg and Moeller were heat winners.  Scelzi and Jeffrey won the Dashes, Ayrton Gennetten won the C main, and Aaron Reutzel claimed the B main. 

 

“It’s really cool,” said Larson of his record breaking seventh win in a row.  It was his sixth career win at Knoxville.  “I did read that earlier today, and it added pressure to tonight. Qualifying well is important in every format you run.  It was a good solid night  You could get that diamond going in one and two a lot.  Even late, I could make time following the top all around.  I lost a contact, so I couldn’t see as well as I needed to, but my car was just good and I had some lines working for me.  I could make runs off of two and then slide them in three and four.  The contact made it difficult.  I hope I have a spare set in my bathroom bag!” 

 

The 18-lap 360 feature went non-stop, with Lynton Jeffrey leading early from the pole over Tim Shaffer and Kelby Watt.  The fast track lent to multiple grooves, and saw several charges.  Garner ran fourth, with Matt Juhl climbing into the top five by lap nine. 

 

The leaders entered lapped traffic on the tenth circuit, and Shaffer pressured Jeffrey.  Juhl used the low side to gain fourth from Garner with five to go.   

 

Shaffer reeled in Jeffrey and slid in front of him on lap fifteen, but Jeffrey shot back by to the flag stand, and pulled away the rest of the way, winning in the Ridge & Sons Racing #83J.  Jeffrey won his first ever 360 feature here over Shaffer, Juhl, who gained third over Watt with two to go, and Garner.  Scott Bogucki, Ayrton Gennetten, Jamie Ball, Josh Higday and hard-charger Carson McCarl completed the top ten.  Higday and Shaffer set quick time over their respective groups, while Ricky Montgomery, Christian Bowman, Dylan Westbrook and AJ Moeller won heats.  Michael Faccinto claimed the C main, and Harli White took the B main. 

 

“He gave me a good run,” said Jeffrey of Shaffer.  “I’ve got to thank Destiny Motorsports for this one.  This is a car they didn’t want.  We were proud to have it.  It’s a winner.  It’s just good to win anything.  I’ve won some decent races here, just not enough of them over the years.  You just gotta be proud when you do it.” 

 

The 30th Annual MyPlace Hotels Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank commence Thursday, August 6 through Saturday, August 8!  For tickets and other information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com, and Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter. 

 

410 Results 

 

Time Trial Group One (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 71, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (2), 15.364; 2. 9, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (6), 15.487; 3. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (9), 15.537; 4. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (7), 15.682; 5. 2KS, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (10), 15.704; 6. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (1), 15.955; 7. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (3), 16.025; 8. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (8), 16.039; 9. 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN (4), 16.622; 10. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (5), 16.712 

  

Time Trial Group Two (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (5), 15.246; 2. 26, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (7), 15.398; 3. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (1), 15.534; 4. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (4), 15.628; 5. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (3), 15.705; 6. 70, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (8), 15.743; 7. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (2), 16.012; 8. O7, Gerard McIntyre Jr., New Oxford, PA (6), 16.189; 9. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (9), 16.595 

  

Time Trial Group Three (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (8), 15.326; 2. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (1), 15.521; 3. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (5), 15.553; 4. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (6), 15.814; 5. 5, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (9), 15.890; 6. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (3), 15.998; 7. 27, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (7), 16.017; 8. 35P, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (2), 16.029; 9. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (4), 16.220 

 

Time Trial Group Four (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (4), 15.548; 2. O9, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (6), 15.608; 3. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (9), 15.722; 4. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (1), 15.767; 5. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (3), 15.784; 6. 13, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (7), 15.846; 7. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (5), 15.862; 8. 3X, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (8), 15.941; 9. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 18.316 

 

Time Trial Group Five (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (3), 15.216; 2. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (2), 15.510; 3. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (1), 15.606; 4. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (6), 15.608; 5. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (5), 15.634; 6. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (7), 15.783; 7. 11, Zeb Wise, Angola, IN (9), 15.966; 8. 9W, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (4), 16.051; 9. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (8), 16.619 

  

Overall Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (40), 15.216; 2. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (15), 15.246; 3. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (27), 15.326; 4. 71, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (2), 15.364; 5. 26, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (17), 15.398; 6. 9, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (6), 15.487; 7. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (39), 15.510; 8. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (20), 15.521; 9. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (11), 15.534; 10. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (9), 15.537; 11. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (32), 15.548; 12. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (24), 15.553; 13. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (38), 15.606; 14. O9, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (34), 15.608; 15. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (43), 15.608; 16. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (14), 15.628; 17. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (42), 15.634; 18. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (7), 15.682; 19. 2KS, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (10), 15.704; 20. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (13), 15.705; 21. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (37), 15.722; 22. 70, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (18), 15.743; 23. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (29), 15.767; 24. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (44), 15.783; 25. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (31), 15.784; 26. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (25), 15.814; 27. 13, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (35), 15.846; 28. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (33), 15.862; 29. 5, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (28), 15.890; 30. 3X, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (36), 15.941; 31. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (1), 15.955; 32. 11, Zeb Wise, Angola, IN (46), 15.966; 33. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (22), 15.998; 34. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (12), 16.012; 35. 27, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (26), 16.018; 36. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (3), 16.025; 37. 35P, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (21), 16.029; 38. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (8), 16.039; 39. 9W, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (41), 16.051; 40. O7, Gerard McIntyre Jr., New Oxford, PA (16), 16.189; 41. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (23), 16.220; 42. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (19), 16.595; 43. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (45), 16.619; 44. 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN (4), 16.622; 45. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (5), 16.712; 46. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (30), 18.316 

 

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, No Time Available: 1. Davey Heskin (1); 2. Shane Stewart (4); 3. Kasey Kahne (3); 4. Josh Baughman (2) / 5. Brooke Tatnell (5); 6. Chris Martin (6); 7. Joe Simbro (8); 8. Zach Hampton (7); 9. Tori Knutson (9) DNS – McKenna Haase 

  

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, No Time Available: 1. Brian Brown (2); 2. Rico Abreu (1); 3. Cory Eliason (3); 4. Shane Golobic (5) / 5. Cale Thomas (6); 6. Skylar Gee (7); 7. Gerard McIntyre Jr. (8); 8. Mike Ayers (9); 9. Aaron Reutzel (4) 

  

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, No Time Available: 1. Josh Schneiderman (3); 2. Kerry Madsen (4); 3. Ian Madsen (5); 4. Trey Starks (1) / 5. Tim Kaeding (6); 6. Tucker Klaasmeyer (7); 7. Sawyer Phillips (9); 8. Greg Wilson (2); 9. Skylar Prochaska (8) 

 

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, No Time Available: 1. Hunter Schuerenberg (1); 2. Dominic Scelzi (2); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 4. Matt Juhl (3) / 5. Justin Henderson (7); 6. Tyler Courtney (5); 7. Paul McMahan (6); 8. Ayrton Gennetten (8); 9. Tasker Phillips (9) 

 

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, No Time Available: 1. AJ Moeller (1); 2. Kyle Larson (4); 3. Gio Scelzi (3); 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2) / 5. Austin McCarl (6); 6. Terry McCarl (5); 7. Zeb Wise (7); 8. Bobby Mincer (9); 9. Ryan Giles (8) 

  

C main (started), 8 Laps, No Time Available: 1. Ayrton Gennetten (1); 2. Tasker Phillips (8) / 3. Skylar Prochaska (5); 4. Ryan Giles (6); 5. Bobby Mincer (4); 6. Zach Hampton (2); 7. Mike Ayers (3); 8. Tori Knutson (7) 

  

Dash one (started), 4 Laps, No Time Available: 1. Gio Scelzi (4); 2. Kyle Larson (5); 3. Kasey Kahne (1); 4. Cory Eliason (6); 5. Hunter Schuerenberg (3); 6. AJ Moeller (2) 

 

Dash two (started), 4 Laps, No Time Available: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 2. Kerry Madsen (3); 3. Brian Brown (5); 4. Josh Schneiderman (2); 5. Shane Stewart (6); 6. Davey Heskin (4) 

 

B main (started), 12 Laps, No Time Available: 1. Aaron Reutzel (1); 2. Brooke Tatnell (3); 3. Justin Henderson (6); 4. Austin McCarl (5) / 5. Tim Kaeding (7); 6. Terry McCarl (8); 7. Paul McMahan (13); 8. Cale Thomas (4); 9. Sawyer Phillips (16); 10. Skylar Gee (11); 11. Tyler Courtney (9); 12. Tasker Phillips (19); 13. Chris Martin (10); 14. Zeb Wise (14); 15. Greg Wilson (2); 16. Gerard McIntyre Jr. (15); 17. Joe Simbro (17); 18. Tucker Klaasmeyer (12); 19. Ayrton Gennetten (18) 

  

A main (started), 25 Laps, No Time Available: 1. Kyle Larson (3); 2. Rico Abreu (13); 3. Gio Scelzi (1); 4. Brian Brown (6); 5. Shane Stewart (10); 6. Kerry Madsen (4); 7. Cory Eliason (7); 8. Davey Heskin (12); 9. Ian Madsen (15); 10. Josh Schneiderman (8); 11. Lynton Jeffrey (2); 12. Aaron Reutzel (21); 13. Hunter Schuerenberg (9); 14. Dominic Scelzi (14); 15. Justin Henderson (23); 16. Matt Juhl (18); 17. Austin McCarl (24); 18. Brooke Tatnell (22); 19. Shane Golobic (19); 20. Paul McMahan (25, prov.); 21. Josh Baughman (16); 22. Kasey Kahne (5); 23. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (17); 24. Trey Starks (20); 25. Zeb Wise (26, prov.); 26. AJ Moeller (11). Lap Leaders: G. Scelzi 1-7, Larson 8-25.  Hard-charger: Abreu. 

 

360 Results 

 

Time Trial Group One (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (4), 16.160; 2. 83J, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (6), 16.242; 3. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (22), 16.248; 4. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (7), 16.311; 5. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (5), 16.335; 6. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (8), 16.339; 7. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (18), 16.375; 8. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.390; 9. 115, Nick Parker, Tucson, AZ (14), 16.454; 10. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (12), 16.471; 11. 66, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (20), 16.502; 12. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (16), 16.538; 13. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (17), 16.539; 14. 83, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (11), 16.583; 15. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (21), 16.601; 16. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (13), 16.680; 17. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (1), 16.689; 18. 33H, Colton Heath, Marysville, WA (10), 16.731; 19. 5H, Michael Faccinto, Hanford, CA (2), 16.734; 20. 88X, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX (15), 16.756; 21. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (19), 16.896; 22. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (23), 17.008; 23. 90, Lance Norick, Broken Arrow, OK (3), 17.068; 24. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (24), NT 

 

Time Trial Group Two (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 14, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (8), 16.039; 2. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (14), 16.315; 3. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (20), 16.490; 4. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (2), 16.492; 5. 17WX, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (1), 16.526; 6. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (10), 16.566; 7. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (18), 16.583; 8. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (16), 16.635; 9. 47X, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (7), 16.637; 10. 35S, Jason Shultz, Carlisle, PA (3), 16.709; 11. 24D, Danny Sams III, North Port, FL (9), 16.745; 12. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (4), 16.747; 13. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (17), 16.901; 14. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (19), 16.902; 15. 28F, Davie Franek, Sussex, NJ (22), 16.911; 16. 63, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (13), 16.912; 17. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (6), 16.929; 18. 88, Kyle Offill, Tracy, CA (11), 16.981; 19. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (5), 17.013; 20. 1BX, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (12), 17.038; 21. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (21), 17.055; 22. 1B, Chelsea Blevins, Janesville, CA (15), 17.556; 23. 6, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (23), 17.789 

 

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.7: 1. Ricky Montgomery (1); 2. Nick Parker (2); 3. Clint Garner (3); 4. Kelby Watt (5); 5. Brad Comegys (4); 6. Josh Higday (6); 7. Michael Faccinto (10); 8. Kaleb Johnson (11); 9. Sawyer Phillips (8); 10. Nathan Mills (7); 11. Alex Hill (9); 12. Lance Norick (12) 

  

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.3: 1. Christian Bowman (2); 2. Harli White (1); 3. Calvin Landis (3); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 5. Jeff Swindell (4); 6. Carson McCarl (5); 7. Chase Randall (8); 8. Scottie McDonald (10); 9. Colton Heath (9); 10. Ryan Leavitt (11); 11. John Anderson (12); 12. Rob Kubli (7) 

  

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.1: 1. Dylan Westbrook (2); 2. Scott Bogucki (3); 3. Danny Sams III (1); 4. Tim Shaffer (6); 5. Shane Golobic (4); 6. Jamie Ball (5); 7. Joe Beaver (7); 8. Davie Franek (8); 9. Tom Lenz (11); 10. Alan Zoutte (10); 11. Ben Woods (9) DNS – Frank Rodgers III 

 

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.3: 1. AJ Moeller (3); 2. Blake Hahn (1); 3. Matt Juhl (4); 4. Jason Shultz (2); 5. Ayrton Gennetten (6); 6. Matt Moro (7); 7. JJ Hickle (8); 8. Kyle Offill (9); 9. Eric Bridger (5); 10. Brandon Wimmer (10); 11. Chelsea Blevins (11) 

 

C main (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.8: 1. Michael Faccinto (1); 2. Kaleb Johnson (5); 3. Brandon Wimmer (4); 4. Tom Lenz (6) / 5. Scottie McDonald (3); 6. Ryan Leavitt (7); 7. Frank Rodgers III (10); 8. Chelsea Blevins (8); 9. Lance Norick (9); 10. John Anderson (11); 11. Alan Zoutte (2) 

 

B main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Harli White (3); 2. Jeff Swindell (1); 3. Joe Beaver (6); 4. Jason Shultz (4) 5. Rob Kubli (7) / 6. Nathan Mills (5); 7. JJ Hickle (12); 8. Michael Faccinto (17); 9. Chase Randall (11); 10. Kaleb Johnson (18); 11. Eric Bridger (2); 12. Brandon Wimmer (19); 13. Davie Franek (10); 14. Kyle Offill (16); 15. Colton Heath (15); 16. Matt Moro (8); 17. Ben Woods (14); 18. Alex Hill (13); 19. Sawyer Phillips (9); 20. Tom Lenz (20) 

 

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:31.1: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 2. Tim Shaffer (2); 3. Matt Juhl (10); 4. Kelby Watt (3); 5. Clint Garner (7); 6. Scott Bogucki (8); 7. Ayrton Gennetten (4); 8. Jamie Ball (14); 9. Josh Higday (5); 10. Carson McCarl (19); 11. Shane Golobic (16); 12. Calvin Landis (15); 13. Dylan Westbrook (12); 14. AJ Moeller (6); 15. Jeff Swindell (21); 16. Blake Hahn (18); 17. Harli White (20); 18. Joe Beaver (22); 19. Christian Bowman (9); 20. Rob Kubli (24, alt.); 21. Jason Shultz (23); 22. Nick Parker (11); 23. Ricky Montgomery (17); 24. Brad Comegys (13) DNS – Danny Sams III. Lap Leader: Jeffrey 1-18. Hard-charger: C. McCarl. 

 

 

7/31/20

34 Raceway

All Stars/305’s

27 All Stars

17 305’s

All Stars

Kyle Larson (1st car out to time) set quick time on the 3/8-mile oval at 13.011 seconds. Josh Baughman (8th car out) was second quick, followed by Tucker Klaasmeyer (12th), Dominic Scelzi (4th), Hunter Schuerenberg (3rd), Aaron Reutzel (10th), Cory Eliason (17th), Josh Schneiderman (2nd), Kerry Madsen (22nd) and Cale Thomas (27th).

Heat one (started): 1. Eliason 26 (2) 2. Thomas 70 (1) 3. D. Scelzi 41s (3) 4. Larson 57 (4) 5. Skylar Gee 99 (5) 6. Shane Stewart 71 (6) / 7. Tyler Courtney 7BC (7) 8. Greg Wilson w20 (8) 9. Chris Martin 44 (9)

A heavy, fast track didn’t lend to much passing in the 8-lap heats. The top six qualified for the feature and the winner of the heat and the fastest qualifier not winning the heat made the Dash.

Heat two (started): 1. Austin McCarl 17A (1) 2. Schneiderman 49 (2) 3. Baughman 17 (4) 4. Schuerenberg 55 (3) 5. Paul McMahan 13 (6) 6. Brian Brown 21 (8) / 7. Trey Starks 44s (7) 8. Paul Nienhiser 9x (9) 9. Zeb Wise 11 (5)

Contact between Brown and Wise in turn one sent Wise sideways to a stop. He was done for the heat. A. McCarl led the distance, while Brown gained the final transfer from Nienhiser on lap two.

Heat three (started): 1. Gio Scelzi 18 (1) 2. Madsen 2m (2) 3. Kasey Kahne 9 (5) 4. Reutzel 87 (3) 5. Klaasmeyer 27 (4) 6. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (7) / 7. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 07 (8) 8. Zach Hampton 35 (6) 9. Austin Archdale 2A (9)

Gio led the distance, salvaging a tough qualifying effort to earn a dash spot.

Dash (started): 1. Eliason (2) 2. A. McCarl (1) 3. Klaasmeyer (3) 4. Larson (5) 5. Baughman (4) 6. Schuerenberg (6) 7. D. Scelzi (8) 8. G. Scelzi (7)

Eliason led the distance from outside row one in the 6-lapper. Larson picked up a big spot at the halfway point, grabbing fourth and a second row starting spot from Baughman.

A main (started): 1. Larson (4) 2. Eliason (1) 3. Klaasmeyer (3) 4. A. McCarl (2) 5. G. Scelzi (8) 6. Schneiderman (9) 7. Madsen (10) 8. D. Scelzi (7) 9. Kahne (12) 10. Reutzel (13) 11. Schuerenberg (6) 12. Hafertepe (17) 13. McMahan (15) 14. Gee (14) 15. Stewart (16) 16. Baughman (5) 17. Co. urtney (22) 18. Hampton (19) 19. Martin (24) 20. Wise (21) 21. Brown (18) 22. Wilson (23) 23. Starks (20) 24. Thomas (11)

Eliason led the 30-lapper early over McCarl, Larson, Klaasmeyer and Schuerenberg. Starks flipped in turn three on lap three. He was ok. Two laps after the restart, G. Scelzi cracked the top five, getting by Schuerenberg. Wise was all but sideways, and slowed six laps in, bringing another yellow. It would be the last. Larson took second from McCarl on the restart. Eliason entered lapped traffic on the 12th lap, and Larson shot to the cushion to get around the leader on lap 13. Klaasmeyer shot by McCarl for third on lap 18, and that’s how the podium would finish. The win was worth $6,000 for Larson and his sixth straight All Stars win. Schneiderman challenged late for a bid at the top five. Hafertepe was the hard-charger.

305’s

Heat one (started): 1. Jeff Wilke 41x (1) 2. Daniel Bergquist 9 (3) 3. Noah Samuel 41 (4) 4. Dugan Thye 78 (5) 5. Nathan Murders 71 (6) 6. Dan Keltner 29K (7) 7. Wyatt Wilkerson 29w (2) DNS – Tyler Shoemaker 9T, Kyle Peterson 22P

Wilke led the 8-lap distance. Wilkerson was second when he exited on lap two.

Heat two (started): 1. Mason Campbell 11c (3) 2. Andy Huston 40 (2) 3. Cody Wehrle 27 (8) 4. Dave Getchell 83 (1) 5. Damian Getchell 83x (4) 6. Cam Martin 44m (6) 7. Joey Laue 17J (5) 8. Nick Guernsey 7B (7)

The initial start was called back. When cars slowed on the backstretch, Guernsey got over the right rear of Laue, going airborne. He never got upside down, but landed hard on all fours. He was ok, but done for the night. Getchell was penalized to the second row. Campbell assumed the pole and led wire to wire. Wehrle came from the tail to third by the second lap.

A main (started): 1. Wehrle (9) 2. Huston (3) 3. Keltner (11) 4. Wilke (4) 5. Murders (7) 6. Thye (2) 7. Samuel (8) 8. Laue (14) 9. Martin (12) 10. Bergquist (6) 11. Dave Getchell (1) 12. Campbell (5) 13. Dam. Getchell (10) 14. Shoemaker (15) 15. Wilkerson (13) DNS – Guernsey, Peterson

The 20-lapper saw Dave Getchell get the early lead over Bergquist and Huston. On lap two, Huston, Campbell and Bergquist were three-wide for third. Campbell got up into Bergquist, who stopped in the pit lane outside turn two. Campbell and Bergquist restarted at the tail. Huston shot to the lead on the restart, Wilke moved into third, and Wehrle was up to fourth. Wilke then moved into second. Wehrle gained third on lap four, and he shot around Wilke for second on lap five. Damian Getchell spun seven laps in to bring another yellow. Huston led Wehrle, Wilke, Thye and Keltner back to green. Keltner shot up to third on the restart. Wehrle tracked down Huston on lap 12 and made the winning pass. He was in lapped traffic on the fifteenth circuit, before Bergquist got into the turn four wall. Wehrle would lead the rest of the way.

 

 

MOWA’s Tenth Year/All Stars Invade!

(Bill W) July 29, 2020, Monroe, IA – Among the strange occurrences in 2020 has been the racing schedule. This marks the tenth year of the existence of the Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) 410 sprint car series. In Illinois, racing has been scarce compared to the states it borders, but the MOWA series was able to get their third race in Friday night at Jacksonville.

As many contests go at Jacksonville, unpredictability was in the cards again on Friday. Thirty cars came as a pleasant surprise on entry into the pit gate. Visitors included All Star regulars, Skylar Gee and Greg Wilson. Skylar was on his way to the Midwest for this weekend’s four-race swing for the All Stars. The Jacksonville race was originally planned as an All Star date in partnership with a Saturday stop at Granite City. That was canceled, but Wilson’s promotional stop in St. Louis was not. He chose to race at Jacksonville, where he drove from 14th to fifth and in Farmington, Missouri on Saturday, where he finished second.

Rico Abreu really outlasted them for the win. Paul Nienhiser had it in the bag before reportedly knocking loose a draglink after contacting a lapper. Cory Bruns drove straight through an infield tire, seemingly none the worse for wear, and other tip-overs and shenanigans ensued. I believe Rico has won five in a row at Jacksonville, a tough feat where luck usually plays in as well.

Hunter Schuerenberg was second from fifteenth, and then finished similarly with the IRA at Beaver Dam. Seventeen-year-old Riley Goodno from Knoxville, Iowa, scored his first ever 410 podium in impressive fashion. Chris Walraven, who won the Pro Sprints feature at Knoxville Saturday, doled out the Jacksonville advice pitside for Riley. Josh Schneiderman climbed from 18th to fourth at one of his favorite haunts, ahead of Wilson.

The stands at Jacksonville were limited to 20% capacity, and were sold out at 10:30 a.m. the day of the race. That amounts to around 300 fans. Everyone else headed for the pits. Improvements keep coming on the Morgan County Fairgrounds.

It’s hard to imagine MOWA is in its tenth season. I had the honor of announcing and doing the P.R. for the series in its first couple of seasons. Danny Lasoski beat a 39-car field in its first race (Story and Results of that are at the bottom).

The All Stars invade the Midwest this weekend. Thursday night they head to the Plymouth Dirt Track for the Rudeen Foundation race paying $26,000 to the winner. Friday they head to 34 Raceway in West Burlington, before hitting Knoxville Satruday and the re-opening of Huset’s Speedway Sunday.

Thursday’s Sprint Invaders feature at Dubuque Speedway pays $2,000 to win, and should see some ASCS regulars.

Rico has cracked the top ten in the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com point standings, but Brian Brown still remains on top. The All Star events this weekend are point eligible races, as is the IRA stop Friday at Langlade County Speedway in Antigo. The schedule is ever-evolving as dates are being added for series in August and September. Be a contributor to the points fund!


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Up Next for the Midwest Thunder Sprints…

Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA)
Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA)
Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars)
Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars)
Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars)
Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO)
Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55)
Mon, Aug 10 – Southern Iowa Speedway (Front Row Challenge)
Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO)
Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO)
Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic)

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

1. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 425 (3)
2. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 360
3. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 347 (1)

4. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 297

5. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 273
6. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 270 (2)

7. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 247 (3)
8. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 232
9. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 231
10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 215
11. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 184

12. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 180 (1)
13. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 174
14. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 164

15. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 142
15. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 133
17. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 123

18. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 118
19. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 104
20. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 100 (2)

(tie) Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 100 (2)

22. Hunter Schueremberg, Sikeston, MO, 96

23. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 88
24. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 87

25. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 82
26. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 74

(tie) Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 74
28. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70

29. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 60
30. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 59
(tie) Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 59
32. Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 55
33. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52
(tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 52
35. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 48
36. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 47
37. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 44
(tie) Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44
39. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 41
40. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 39
41. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 35
(tie) Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 35

43. Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 32

(tie) Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 32
45. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 30
46. Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 28
(tie) Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 28
(tie) Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 28
49. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26
(tie) Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 26
51. Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 25

(tie) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 25

53. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 22
54. Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 20
(tie) Matt VanderVere, Zion, IL, 20
(tie) Brian Bell, Gallaway, TN, 20

(tie) Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 20
58. Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 18
(tie) Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 18
(tie) Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 18
(tie) Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 18
(tie) Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 18

(tie) Jeff Asher, Park Hills, MO, 18
64. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 16
65. Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14
(tie) Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 14
(tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 14

(tie) Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 14

(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 14

(tie) Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 14
71. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 10
(tie) Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10
(tie) Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10
(tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 10
75. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8
(tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8
(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 8
(tie) Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 8

(tie) Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 8
80. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6
(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 6
82. John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 4
(tie) Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4
(tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4
(tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4
(tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4
(tie) Jack Routson, Waterman, IL, 4
(tie) Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 4
(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 4
90. Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 2
(tie) Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 2
(tie) Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 2
(tie) Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 2

Platinum World of Outlaws member wins…

5, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA
2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA
1, David Gravel, Watertown, CT

Tentative 2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)
Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)
Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA)
Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA)
Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars)
Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars)
Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars)
Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO)
Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55)
Mon, Aug 10 – Southern Iowa Speedway (Front Row Challenge)
Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO)
Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO)
Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic)
Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA)
Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO)
Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA)
Sun, Aug 23 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) (IRA)
Sun, Aug 23 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO)
Fri, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sat, Aug 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, Aug 29 – US36 Raceway (MO) (WoO)
Sun, Aug 30 – Dirt Oval Route 66 (IL) (IRA)

Sun, Aug 30 – I-80 Speedway (NE) (WoO)

Fri, Sept 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA)
Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO)
Sun, Sept 6 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA)
Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO)

Fri, Sept 11 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA

Fri, Sept 11 – I-70 Speedway (MO) (WoO)
Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial)

Sat, Sept 12 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) (Tom Knowles Memorial)

Sat, Sept 12 – I-70 Speedway (MO) (WoO)
Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA)
Fri, Sept 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Sat, Sept 26 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)
Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)

Much TBD…

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2)
2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2)
5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2)
6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1)
7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1)
8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3)
9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5)
10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7)
2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7)
3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5)
4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565
5. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1)
6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4)
(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398
8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2)
9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1)
10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)
2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)
3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6)
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)
5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2)
6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)
7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2)
8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3)
9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)
10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

Lasoski Takes Inaugural Monster Energy Sprint Series Event at 34 Raceway!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

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(Bill W) April 23, 2011 – Danny Lasoski put his name in the record books when he took home the first Monster Energy™ Sprint Series presented by the Midwest Open Wheel Association feature in history Saturday night at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. The native of Dover, Missouri topped 39 sprinters on a lightning fast racetrack that produced thrill after thrill, taking home the winner's share of $2,500!

Lasoski led the 30-lap main event early on, while Craig Dollansky and Kerry Madsen quickly found themselves in second and third. Madsen looked fast and challenged Dollansky on lap six. The two made contact and Dollansky broke a front end in the melee. Madsen smacked the frontstretch wall, which would disable him later. Robbie Standridge had nowhere to go behind the two and tipped over after contact.

Lasoski led Madsen, Jerrod Hull and a charging Joey Moughan back to green flag racing. Moughan took care of Hull to move into third. Up front, Madsen asserted himself and moved into the lead on lap 10. It would be short-lived, however, as two laps later he would retire with a flat right rear.

Lasoski inherited the lead again, ahead of Joey Moughan, Hull, Brandon Wimmer, and Kaley Gharst, up from his 18th starting spot. The final 18 laps went non-stop. Moughan challenged for the lead briefly, but Gharst was on the move as well. Both were using the high side of turns one and two trying to catch the leader. After Moughan slipped up, Gharst grabbed second with a handful of laps to go. He pulled up on Lasoski's bumper and made a last ditch effort on the final lap, but fell just short.

"My car was working really well tonight," said Lasoski. "My Eagle Chassis and Kistler power were just awesome. I have to thank Asa (South) and the other guys who helped out tonight. Without them, we wouldn't even be racing."

Gharst emerged from his car to hear the cheers from an appreciative crowd that enjoyed his charge from 18th to 2nd. "I have to kick myself in the butt for not qualifying through the heat race and starting more towards the front. If you got way up on the edge, it was pretty smooth. That was a spot we could go and there weren't too many other cars."

Third place driver Joey Moughan talked about his bid at the leader with ten to go. "We were gaining on him and we had our shots. To be honest, we lost our brakes and I fell out of the seat. Not bad for our first sprint car race of the year. We were able to shake the cobwebs off."

He went on to mention what a success this event was. "It was amazing. My hat is off to everyone at 34 Raceway for getting this run despite the weather. Everything that has gone into this event the last two months…it was great with everything that was thrown our way. It was a great way for the Midwest Open Wheel Association to get started."

The night saw two rain delays, but the 34 Raceway staff stepped up each time to get racing going again. The first delay was between the second and third heat race, and the second came between the two B mains.

Lasoski set quick time at 12.548 seconds on the lightning fast 3/8 mile oval. Joey Moughan took the first heat in exciting fashion, while Matt Sutton rode his 360 engine to a popular win in heat two. Dollansky and Madsen took the other two heats.

Josh Schneiderman took B main one and Gharst took the second B to set up his charge in the feature. The Dash was scrapped in favor of moving the event along. Jordan Goldesberry lost his right rear and flipped in the first B, and Brian Rieck tumbled in the second B. Neither driver was injured.

Sutton took home another $500 for winning the "Wheelie Contest" conducted at the end of the night.

The next Monster Energy™ Sprint Series event will take place on Friday, May 13 at the Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Monster Energy™ Sprint Series Main Event (started), 30 laps: 1. 33, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (2) 2. 14P, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (18) 3. 21x, Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL (8) 4. 7TW, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (4) 5. 12H, Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO (1) 6. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (7) 7. 3s, Mark Shirshekan, Farmington, MO (10) 8. 55, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (5) 9. 83, Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (15) 10. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (11) 11. 3, Matt Sutton, Macomb, IL (14) 12. 1m, Jim Moughan Jr., Springfield, IL (9) 13. 81, Austin Johnson, Shakopee, MN (13) 14. 44, AJ Bruns, Lincoln, IL (12) 15. 84, Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL (19) 16. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (17) 17. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (16) 18. 92, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. (3) 19. 7, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (6) 20. 22, Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL (20) 21. 77u, Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL (21, prov.). Lap Leaders: Lasoski 1-10, Madsen 11-12, Lasoski 13-30. Bulldog/DMI Hard Charger: Gharst.

Time Trials: 1. Danny Lasoski, 12.548; 2. Josh Schneiderman, 12.640; 3. Craig Dollansky, 12.648; 4. Kerry Madsen, 12.656; 5. Brandon Wimmer, 12.740; 6. Jerrod Hull, 12.956; 7. Terry McCarl, 12.978; 8. Brian Brown, 13.078; 9. Joey Moughan, 13.196; 10. Jim Moughan Jr., 13.243; 11. Mark Shirshekan, 13.385; 12. Robbie Standridge, 13.433; 13. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 13.441; 14. Kaley Gharst, 13.454; 15. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 13.506; 16. 47, Brett Samonds, Springfield, IL, 13.516; 17. Austin McCarl, 13.579; 18. AJ Bruns, 13.583; 19. 12AU, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 13.659; 20. Austin Johnson, 13.692; 21. 53H, Matt Harms, Lacon, IL, 13.888; 22. Matt Sutton, 13.949; 23. Korey Weyant, 14.008; 24. Ryan Jamison, 14.162; 25. 95, Tommy Rockwell, Towanda, IL, 14.197; 26. Chris Urish, 14.316; 27. 16HD, Donnie Steward, West Burlington, IA, 14.327; 28. 10s, Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 14.365; 29. 35, Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 14.375; 30. 52F, Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 14.385; 31. Ben Wagoner, 14.538; 32. 14, Tony Daniels, Galesburg, IL, 14.565; 33. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 14.650; 34. 10V, Matt Vandervere, Zion, IL, 14.677; 35. 96, Nathan Charron, Lincoln, IL, 14.874; 36. 99, Jimmy Davies, Oquawka, IL, 15.749; 37. 12, Brian Rieck, Troy, MO, 15.758; 38. 28, Justin Springer, Pekin, IL, NT; 39. 42, Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, NT.

Super Shox Heat one (started, top four to A, 8 laps): 1. Joey Moughan (4) 2. Brandon Wimmer (5) 3. Austin McCarl (2) 4. Danny Lasoski (6) / 5. Davey Heskin (3) 6. Matt Harms (1) 7. Jimmy Hurley (8) 8. Bob Weuve (9) 9. Tommy Rockwell (7) 10. Brian Rieck (10)

RaceBumpers Heat two (started, top four to A, 8 laps): 1. Matt Sutton (1) 2. AJ Bruns (2) 3. Jerrod Hull (5) 4. Jim Moughan Jr. (4) / 5. Kaley Gharst (3) 6. Josh Schneiderman (6) 7. Chris Urish (7) 8. Matt Vandervere (9) 9. Justin Springer (10) 10. Logan Faucon (8)

GPC Race Products Heat three (started, top four to A, 8 laps): 1. Craig Dollansky (6) 2. Terry McCarl (5) 3. Mark Shirshekan (4) 4. Korey Weyant (1) / 5. Jordan Goldesberry (3) 6. Ben Wagoner (8) 7. Donnie Steward (7) 8. Lynton Jeffrey (2) 9. Nathan Charron (9) DNS – Cory Bruns

Heat four (started, top four to A, 8 laps): 1. Kerry Madsen (6) 2. Brian Brown (5) 3. Austin Johnson (2) 4. Ryan Jamison (1) / 5. Brett Samonds (3) 6. Jeremy Standridge (7) 7. Jimmy Davies (9) 8. Robbie Standridge (4) 9. Tony Daniels (8)

Kreitz Oval Track Products B Main one (started, top two to A, 15 laps): 1. Josh Schneiderman (1) 2. Ben Wagoner (6) / 3. Donnie Steward (4) 4. Tommy Rockwell (5) 5. Davey Heskin (2) 6. Justin Springer (10) 7. Jimmy Hurley (7) 8. Bob Weuve (9) 9. Jordan Goldesberry (3) 10. Jimmy Davies (8) DNS – Lynton Jeffrey, Nathan Charron

Kreitz Oval Track Products B Main two (started, top two to A, 15 laps): 1. Kaley Gharst (2) 2. Robbie Standridge (1) / 3. Chris Urish (5) 4. Jeremy Standridge (6) 5. Logan Faucon (7) 6. Matt Vandervere (9) 7. Matt Harms (4) 8. Tony Daniels (8) 9. Brett Samonds (3) 10. Brian Rieck (10) DNS – Cory Bruns

Ratewin.com Wheelie Contest Winner: Matt Sutton

 

 

Aaron Reutzel Dominates at Knoxville!

Carson McCarl Wins Eventful 360 Feature; Chris Walraven On Top in Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 25, 2020) – Aaron Reutzel claimed his second feature of the year at Knoxville Raceway Saturday on Jersey Freeze/Dennison Racing Tees Christmas in July Night. The Clute, Texas native dominated most of the way in the feature, nabbing the $4,000 paycheck aboard the Baughman/Reutzel Motorsports #87. Carson McCarl claimed his fourth career 360 feature, and also took the point lead in that class. Chris Walraven’s win with the Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance was also the fourth in his career in that class.

Ian Madsen took Guy Forbrook’s #5 into the early lead in the 20-lap 410 feature with Austin McCarl and Reutzel in tow. McCarl was fast on the cushion, and circled the leader to take the point on lap two. Lynton Jeffrey stopped with ignition issues three laps in, bringing caution.

The restart was a crazy three-wide battle for the lead in turn two. When things washed out, Reutzel led Madsen and McCarl on lap four. McCarl was able to wrestle second from Madsen, but the latter battled back to reclaim the spot a lap later. McCarl would again get by on lap seven, while Brian Brown took fourth from Gio Scelzi. Scelzi was also not done, retaking the spot on lap nine, while Rico Abreu trailed him into fifth at the halfway point.

Meanwhile, Reutzel was pulling away from those who were battling, entering lapped traffic on lap ten, and opening a 3.4 second lead by lap twelve. Scelzi came alive late, passing Madsen for third on lap 14, and rocketing by McCarl for second on the white flag lap.

Reutzel could not be stopped, however, winning by over three seconds, ahead of Scelzi, McCarl, Madsen and Abreu. Brown, Terry McCarl, Trey Starks, hard-charger Cory Eliason and Sam Hafertepe Jr. rounded out the top ten. Reutzel set quick time over the 31-car field, and Hafertepe, Tasker Phillips and Eliason won heat races. Sawyer Phillips won the B main.

“It was another great run for our team here at Knoxville,” said Reutzel in Victory Lane. “We strive on trying to be good here. We try to be good in qualifying, because that’s where it’s at at this place. We just keep coming here trying things, and we keep learning every time here. This place pays a lot of money to be good at, so we’re trying to be really good here. We’ve hit on something.”

With 45 360 sprints in the field, things would prove entertaining again in that class. Pole-sitter Joe Beaver led the 18-lap feature early, over Dylan Westbrook and Carson McCarl. McCarl used the low side to jet by Westbrook for second, and set his sights on the leader. He passed Beaver to lead lap three in the same fashion.

Behind McCarl, Beaver and Westbrook, Kerry Madsen got by Scott Bogucki for the fourth spot. Eight laps in, the first of several cautions came out for Lee Grosz, who suffered a flat left rear tire. On the restart, Madsen shot by Westbrook for third, while Bogucki did the same to take fourth. The caution flag flew again ten laps in.

This time it was Westbrook, who moved into third, while Brooke Tatnell cracked the top five. Aaron Reutzel came to a stop a lap later to bring another yellow. When Beaver got over the turn two cushion on the restart, Westbrook took second. With five laps to go, Ricky Montgomery spun. That negated a move by Madsen that saw him jump from fifth to third.

The restart went well for Tatnell, who gained third. Madsen took fourth, and with three to go, Dominic Scelzi was into the top five. The final yellow flag flew for Chase Randall with three to go. Contact from another car robbed Clint Garner of his top ten run at that point.

Madsen gained second, but McCarl was never phased on his way to victory. Madsen was second, and Westbrook crossed third. Unfortunately, the Canadian was disqualified for an illegal tire, moving Scelzi to third, followed by Tatnell and Bogucki. Jamie Ball, Calvin Landis, Lynton Jeffrey, Josh Higday and Matt Moro completed the top ten. McCarl and Tatnell set quick time in their respective groups, while Garner, Landis, Beaver and Moro were heat winners. Danny Sams III won the C main, and Kelby Watt claimed the B. Brad Comegys and Sams both got upside down at the start of the B, but both walked away.

“The first yellow came out, and we had just started to get to traffic,” said McCarl in Victory Lane. “I thought I wouldn’t have much traffic to deal with, and then it was yellow after yellow after yellow. But my car felt so good on the bottom, especially up in three. I could really honk it as much as I wanted to. I knew if I hit my marks in one and two, and didn’t let Beaver or one of those guys hit their marks I would be fine. There was a lot of tough cars tonight, with Reutzel and Madsen and Dominic here. To get the job done feels even more special tonight.”

Chris Walraven seemed to cruise to his fourth career win with the Pro Sprints. The week prior, he had led much of the way before being overtaken. It didn’t happen this time. Brandon Worthington trailed him much of the way, but lapped traffic would play a factor.

Walraven entered lappers with seven to go, and Worthington followed. Devin Wignall took advantage, getting by Worthington and bringing Devin Kline with him. Walraven was unphased out front, beating Wignall, Kline, Evan Epperson and Worthington. Jeff Wilke, Matt Johnson, Matt Stelzer, Mike Johnston and Mike Mayberry completed the top ten. Wilke and Johnson were heat winners.

“After last week, we led about half the feature, and I was scared to death I’d make another mistake around a lapped car,” said Walraven. “Thank goodness everything worked out alright this week.”

Saturday, August 1, is Weiler Night featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions. The 360’s will also be in action in their last tune-up for the MyPlace Hotels Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank August 6-8. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check out Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (28), 15.873; 2. 18, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (3), 15.911; 3. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (4), 16.217; 4. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (21), 16.238; 5. 5, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (5), 16.246; 6. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (15), 16.278; 7. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (26), 16.335; 8. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (14), 16.347; 9. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (24), 16.407; 10. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (12), 16.454; 11. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (1), 16.454; 12. 2KS, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (10), 16.500; 13. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (8), 16.503; 14. 9, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (20), 16.540; 15. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (25), 16.546; 16. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (19), 16.567; 17. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (16), 16.577; 18. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (17), 16.579; 19. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (6), 16.594; 20. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (29), 16.674; 21. 26, Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA (18), 16.676; 22. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (13), 16.739; 23. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (22), 16.994; 24. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (23), 17.012; 25. 27, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (31), 17.275; 26. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (30), 17.276; 27. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (27), 17.288; 28. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (7), 17.662; 29. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (2), 17.896; 30. 9W, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (11), 18.062; 31. 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN (9), 18.476

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.3: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 2. Austin McCarl (4); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 4. Rico Abreu (3); 5. Aaron Reutzel (6); 6. Brian Brown (5); 7. Skylar Gee (7); 8. Sawyer Phillips (8); 9. Tucker Klaasmeyer (9); 10. Mike Ayers (10); 11. Tori Knutson (11)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.3: 1. Tasker Phillips (1); 2. Kasey Kahne (2); 3. Davey Heskin (3); 4. Gio Scelzi (6); 5. Ian Madsen (5); 6. Kerry Madsen (4); 7. Skylar Prochaska (7); 8. Riley Goodno (9); 9. Joe Simbro (8) DNS – McKenna Haase

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.2: 1. Cory Eliason (7); 2. Josh Schneiderman (1); 3. Matt Juhl (2); 4. Brooke Tatnell (3); 5. Justin Henderson (4); 6. Terry McCarl (5); 7. Bobby Mincer (9); 8. Trey Starks (6); 9. Chris Martin (8); 10. Glen Saville (10)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 2:56.7: 1. Sawyer Phillips (2); 2. Chris Martin (3); 3. Bobby Mincer (6); 4. Skylar Prochaska (1); 5. Tucker Klaasmeyer (4); 6. Riley Goodno (5); 7. Mike Ayers (7); 8. Joe Simbro (8); 9. Tori Knutson (10); 10. Glen Saville (9) DNS – McKenna Haase

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Aaron Reutzel (3); 2. Gio Scelzi (4); 3. Austin McCarl (2); 4. Ian Madsen (1); 5. Rico Abreu (10); 6. Brian Brown (5); 7. Terry McCarl (8); 8. Trey Starks (7); 9. Cory Eliason (18); 10. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (6); 11. Brooke Tatnell (15); 12. Justin Henderson (11); 13. Tasker Phillips (13); 14. Kerry Madsen (14); 15. Josh Schneiderman (17); 16. Matt Juhl (16); 17. Skylar Gee (20); 18. Sawyer Phillips (21); 19. Lynton Jeffrey (19); 20. Davey Heskin (9); 21. Chris Martin (22); 22. Kasey Kahne (12); 23. Skylar Prochaska (24); 24. Bobby Mincer (23). Lap Leaders: I. Madsen 1, A. McCarl 2-3, Reutzel 4-20. Hard-charger: Eliason.

360 Results

Time Trial Group One (started), 2 laps: 1. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (17), 16.885; 2. 2MX, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. (18), 16.905; 3. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (14), 16.935; 4. 83J, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (23), 16.939; 5. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (6), 17.004; 6. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.084; 7. 47X, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (12), 17.098; 8. 66, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (15), 17.122; 9. 24, Garret Williamson, Columbia, MO (9), 17.167; 10. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (21), 17.184; 11. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (13), 17.188; 12. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (7), 17.234; 13. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (1), 17.344; 14. 115, Nick Parker, Tucson, AZ (5), 17.400; 15. 23, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (11), 17.489; 16. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (10), 17.511; 17. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (22), 17.669; 18. 66D, Chase Dunham, Leipsic, OH (4), 17.743; 19. 88, Kyle Offill, Tracy, CA (19), 17.920; 20. 24D, Danny Sams III, North Port, FL (3), 17.933; 21. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (2), 17.958; 22. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (16), 18.185; 23. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (20), 18.719

Time Trial Group Two (started), 2 laps: 1. 14, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (21), 16.839; 2. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (9), 16.996; 3. 83, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (1), 17.126; 4. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (13), 17.128; 5. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (5), 17.181; 6. 5H, Michael Faccinto, Hanford, CA (14), 17.231; 7. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (18), 17.394; 8. 9, Chase Randall, Waco, TX (15), 17.409; 9. 1B, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 17.411; 10. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (2), 17.417; 11. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (12), 17.427; 12. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (4), 17.463; 13. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.480; 14. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (3), 17.549; 15. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (10), 17.601; 16. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (8), 17.610; 17. 75X, JT Imperial, Mesa, AZ (19), 17.633; 18. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (11), 17.731; 19. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (20), 17.923; 20. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (16), 18.476; 21. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (6), 18.743; DQ (Illegal Tire) 6, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (22).

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.5: 1. Clint Garner (1); 2. Dylan Westbrook (3); 3. Aaron Reutzel (5); 4. Dominic Scelzi (4); 5. Carson McCarl (6); 6. Garret Williamson (2); 7. Eric Bridger (9); 8. Devon Dobie (8); 9. Kyle Offill (10); 10. Alan Zoutte (11); 11. John Anderson (12); 12. Alex Hill (7)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.2: 1. Calvin Landis (2); 2. Lee Grosz (1); 3. Jamie Ball (4); 4. Kerry Madsen (6); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 6. Kaleb Johnson (8); 7. Ricky Montgomery (3); 8. Danny Sams III (10); 9. Nick Parker (7); 10. Dan Henning (11); 11. Chase Dunham (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.9: 1. Joe Beaver (3); 2. Brooke Tatnell (4); 3. Sawyer Phillips (2); 4. Rob Kubli (5); 5. Kelby Watt (1); 6. Ryan Leavitt (7); 7. JT Imperial (9); 8. Tom Lenz (6); 9. Collin Moyle (10); 10. Chris Morgan (8) DNS – Blake Hahn

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.7: 1. Matt Moro (1); 2. Scott Bogucki (5); 3. Josh Higday (6); 4. Christian Bowman (2); 5. Michael Faccinto (4); 6. Nathan Mills (7); 7. Chase Randall (3); 8. Matt Covington (8); 9. Brad Comegys (9); 10. Ben Woods (10); 11. Frank Rodgers III (11)

C main (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Danny Sams III (3); 2. Kyle Offill (1); 3. Ben Woods (2); 4. Frank Rodgers III (6) / 5. John Anderson (8); 6. Dan Henning (7); 7. Collin Moyle (4); 8. Alan Zoutte (5) DNS – Blake Hahn

B main (started), 10 Laps, 3:05.5: 1. Kelby Watt (2); 2. Garret Williamson (3); 3. Ricky Montgomery (1); 4. Alex Hill (5); 5. Kaleb Johnson (11); 6. Ryan Leavitt (4); 7. Nick Parker (7); 8. Matt Covington (10); 9. Nathan Mills (6); 10. Tom Lenz (8); 11. Devon Dobie (9); 12. Eric Bridger (13); 13. Kyle Offill (18); 14. Ben Woods (19); 15. JT Imperial (12); 16. Chase Dunham (15); 17. Frank Rodgers III (20); 18. Chris Morgan (16); 19. Brad Comegys (14); 20. Danny Sams III (17)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Carson McCarl (4); 2. Kerry Madsen (6); 3. Dominic Scelzi (11); 4. Brooke Tatnell (7); 5. Scott Bogucki (3); 6. Jamie Ball (9); 7. Calvin Landis (15); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (13); 9. Josh Higday (5); 10. Matt Moro (16); 11. Joe Beaver (1); 12. Kelby Watt (21); 13. Michael Faccinto (12); 14. Sawyer Phillips (14); 15. Lee Grosz (19); 16. Garret Williamson (22); 17. Rob Kubli (10); 18. Alex Hill (24); 19. Christian Bowman (18); 20. Ricky Montgomery (23); 21. Clint Garner (17); 22. Chase Randall (20); 23. Aaron Reutzel (8); DQ (illegal tire, crossed third) Dylan Westbrook (2). Lap Leaders: Beaver 1-2, C. McCarl 3-18. Hard-charger: Watt.

Pro Series Results

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.7: 1. Jeff Wilke (1); 2. Devin Wignall (3); 3. Chris Walraven (4); 4. Joel Thorpe (7); 5. Mike Mayberry (5); 6. Matthew Stelzer (6); 7. Tyler Barrick (2); 8. Jaslyn Jones (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:53.9: 1. Matthew Johnson (1); 2. Brandon Worthington (2); 3. Devin Kline (3); 4. Evan Epperson (4); 5. Mike Johnston (6); 6. Chase Young (5); 7. Matt Allen (7)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:51.2: 1. Chris Walraven (1); 2. Devin Wignall (4); 3. Devin Kline (7); 4. Evan Epperson (8); 5. Brandon Worthington (2); 6. Jeff Wilke (6); 7. Matthew Johnson (5); 8. Matthew Stelzer (11); 9. Mike Johnston (9); 10. Mike Mayberry (10); 11. Chase Young (12); 12. Tyler Barrick (15); 13. Jaslyn Jones (14); 14. Joel Thorpe (3); 15. Matt Allen (13). Lap Leader: Walraven 1-15. Hard-charger: Kline.

 

 

7/24/20

Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, IL

MOWA

30 cars

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Skylar Gee 99G (2*) 2. Jimmy Hurley 83 (1*) 3. Korey Weyant 99w (6*) 4. Colton Fisher 11 (3*) 5. Ryan Bunton 6R (8*) 6. Mason Campbell 11c (7) 7. Drew Marshall 83 (4) 8. George Crawford 57 (5)

10-lap heats took the top 17 in passing points to the feature on the banked -mile. Gee led wrie to wire in this one, pulling away as he went. Behind him, Fisher took third from Marshall on lap two, while Weyant moved up to fourth on lap three. Weyant worked his way by Fisher to finish third with some good passing points.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Kyle Schuett 9K (3*) 2. Riley Goodno 22 (4*) 3. Jeremy Standridge 10s (2*) 4. Greg Wilson w20 (5*) 5. Logan Faucon 52F (6) 6. Jeff Masson 15* (8) 7. Jeff Tuxhorn 32 (1) 8. Terry Babb 47 (7)

Standridge led early over Schuett and Goodno. Schuett took the point on lap two. On lap four, Babb climbed the left rear of J. Tuxhorn ending the heat for both. Goodno worked the high side to get around Standridge for second on the restart.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Paul Nienhiser 9x (1*) 2. Rico Abreu 24 (3*) 3. Jacob Patton 79J (2*) 4. Hunter Schuerenberg 55 (5*) 5. Josh Schneiderman 49 (6) 6. Corbin Gurley 12 (4) 7. Dylan Tuxhorn 9T (7)

In the stoutest heat of the night, Nienhiser led green to checker from the pole. Abreu worked over Patton for second, and got by with three to go.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Jeff Asher 56 (1*) 2. Austin O’Dell 3 (6*) 3. Dustin Barks 22 (7*) 4. Cory Bruns 44 (3*) 5. Justin Standridge 01 (5) 6. Pete Palazzalo 70 (2) 7. Robbie Standridge 17* (4)

R. Standridge got over the rear tire of Bruns and all but tipped over at the first try at green. He was done for the heat. Asher got out to an early lead over Polazzalo and Bruns. On lap four, Bruns and Polazzalo got together in a battle for second, sending Bruns spinning. He restarted at the tail. O’Dell grabbed second from Polazzolo on the restart and Barks followed him into third on lap six. O’Dell made a late bid for the win, but fell a half a car length short.

B main (started): 1. Schneiderman (2) 2. Babb (9) 3. Faucon (1) 4. D. Tuxhorn (8) / 5. Ju. Standridge (4) 6. Campbell (3) 7. Gurley (6) 8. Marshall (7) 9. Crawford (11) 10. Palazzalo (5) 11. R. Standridge (10) DNS – Masson, J. Tuxhorn

The 12-lapper took the top four to the feature. At the first try at green, Campbell and Faucon made contact in a battle for second. Crawford was collected in the Campbell spin. Both restarted. Schneiderman took off early, over Faucon, Palazzalo and Babb, who had moved up from row five into the last transfer. Babb was into third by lap two. Ju. Standridge took the fourth and final transfer spot from Palazzalo on lap six, but it was short-lived, when D. Tuxhorn passed him fr the spot for good a circuit later. Babb and Faucon had some great racing for second, before Babb grabbed the spot with three to go.

A main (started): 1. Abreu (9) 2. Schuerenberg (15) 3. Goodno (4) 4. Schneiderman (18) 5. Wilson (14) 6. O’Dell (6) 7. Asher (2) 8. Babb (19) 9. Barks (8) 10. Patton (13) 11. Je. Standridge (12) 12. Gee (3) 13. Schuett (5) 14. Bruns (17) 15. Nienhiser (1) 16. Hurley (10) 17. D. Tuxhorn (21) 18. Fisher (16) 19. Weyant (7) 20. Bunton (11) 21. Faucon (20)

The 25-lapper saw Nienhiser pull out to an early lead over Gee and Asher. Schuett put Asher behind him, taking third early. By lap eight, Abreu was up from row five to fifth. Nienhiser was in lapped traffic by lap eight. Two laps later, the third running Schuett brought out a caution. Nienhiser led Gee, Asher, Abreu and O’Dell back to green. A herky, jerky restart saw contact between Weyant and Bunton, with both exiting. When the green fell again, Abreu took third from Asher. The leaders were back in traffic on lap 14. On lap 16, Abreu got by Gee for second, when Gee made heavy contact with the lapped car of Fisher, who pulled in the infield. Nienhiser also tangled with the lapped car of D. Tuxhorn, but was able to keep his car going. That caution came with eight to go. Schuerenberg was now on the move, restarting fourth, but picking off O’Dell for third when green fell again. Nienhiser was pulling away and back in lapped traffic with two to go. Bruns would spin, slowing things again. Nienhiser jetted off again, but slowed dramatically, coming for the white flag as if something broke. Abreu assumed the lead and coasted to his second MOWA win in as many weekends. Schuerenberg settled for second from row eight, while Goodno posted an impressive podium finish. Schneiderman was the hard-charger in fourth.

 

 

Return to Hockett’s ATM!

(Bill W) July 22, 2020, Monroe, IA – Last Friday the ASCS visited US36 Raceway near Osborn, Missouri. Personally, the stars aligned to make my first visit there with lovely wife Ellen for the first time in several years for the former and the first time for the latter. Ellen likes a good bullring, and the high banks of US36 fit the bill.

For me, near as I can tell (according to my own website), I hadn’t been there since a Johnny Herrera triumph in 2013. Johnny was back as crew chief for Harli White, who finished fourth. Johnny was also racing when the All Stars thundered through the plains back in July of 2009. I was also there in the stands with notebook. I knew scorers upstairs that night were more than perplexed, when the lapped car of Ryan Bunton led one of the restarts back to green.

My suspicions were verified when Johnny beckoned me to the payout line. Asking me for my notebook, he threw it down in front of the person writing checks. “This is how we finished!” he said without looking at my scribbles. He then organized drivers in order of finish, starting with Randy Hannagan, who won, and the rest followed suit. Fortunately, I may have had it right that time! I did not beat traffic headed out the single gate.

When I crest the hill to the top of the bleachers at US36 and gaze at the track, there is one name that comes to mind…Jesse Hockett. He went where no one had gone before at that place! Back in the day one Mike Franks operated the facility and must have had stock in water, because there was plenty…every single time. Don't get me wrong, the fans loved it, including me. While drivers cowered to the low side, or kept their cars in their shops, the ledge would be built high and proud three-quarters of the way up, and carnage followed. Hockett defied them all, and the cushion!

Jesse would head into turn one above the ledge on the tackiest, muddiest place you’ve seen. When the car would try to veer right, he’d hammer it all the more, picking off car after car. How he had any suspension left defied all odds, but he’d come down the banks out of the cornfield one more time. The most entertaining of them all may have been one of the last nights he was there in June of 2009.

He left the shop without a wing. You see, he was heading east afterwards to run with USAC. Why bring one? You do need fuel if you’re heading east, so no excuse for running out of it on the way to US36…which he did! No matter, Mark Burch chipped in the wing, and Jesse put on a show from row seven (see my results and stories at the bottom of this page).

Last Friday, the track was fast, but smooth. I was surprised that a 30-car field assembled as the disdain and fear of the place still burns in many a driver. It was a great show that saw Sam Hafertepe Jr. win (check OpenWheel101.com) for my rundown. No cautions in seven modified heats. Little problems in the features.

There were two big shockers Friday. Ian Madsen and KCP Racing parted after seven years, and there was only one flip victim at US36 (Shayle Bade). Wayne Johnson, who one night spent a lot on wings in turn one, would most certainly agree the latter was the far bigger surprise. Ellen knew no different, and despite hot laps starting 40 minutes late, and a 20 minute unneeded intermission, we were back on the road at 10:30 p.m. I shared our fortune with her.

Truly two of the races of the year, in a year that has had a lot of great racing, took place over the last four nights. Rico Abreu went from third to first on the last lap at Knoxville, passing none other than Terry McCarl and Brian Brown. Last night, Donny Schatz took the Silver Cup after swapping spots with Brad Sweet and Kyle Larson to take home $25,000. Kyle settled for second after a $25,000 weekend of his own winning the Weikert Memorial at Port Royal. Exactly where are Kyle and Paul Silva keeping all these trophies?

I can attest to the Bob Weikert Memorial trophy. One sits in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum as part of the “Salute to Champion Greg Hodnett” weighing in at about 60 pounds. I believe they are still handed out to both driver and owner…and then there are the rest that they have to find space for!

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Up Next for the Midwest Thunder Sprints…

Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA) Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA) Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars) Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars) Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars)

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

1. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 405 (3) 2. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 356 3. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 347 (1) 4. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 270 (2) 5. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 267 6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 238 7. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 232 8. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 231 9. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 215 10. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 184 11. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 174 12. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 172 (2) (tie) Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 172 (1) 14. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 164 15. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 131 16. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 124 17. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 123 18. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 104 19. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 100 (2) 20. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 87 21. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 86 22. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 74 23. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 72 (tie) Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 72 25. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70 26. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 59 (tie) Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 59 28. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 56 29. Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 55 30. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 54 31. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52 (tie) Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 52 33. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 50 (1) 34. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 48 35. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 47 36. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 44 (tie) Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44 38. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 41 39. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 39 40. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 35 41. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 34 42. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 30 43. Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 28 (tie) Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 28 (tie) Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 28 46. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26 (tie) Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 26 48. Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 25 49. Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 20 (tie) Matt VanderVere, Zion, IL, 20 (tie) Brian Bell, Gallaway, TN, 20 52. Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 18 (tie) Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 18 (tie) Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 18 (tie) Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 18 (tie) Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO, 18 57. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 16 (tie) Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 16 59. Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14 (tie) Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 14 (tie) Corbin Gurley, Hebron, IN, 14 62. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 10 (tie) Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10 (tie) Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10 (tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 10 (tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 10 67. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8 (tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8 (tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 8 (tie) Rob Pribnow, Lomira, WI, 8 71. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6 (tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 6 73. John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 4 (tie) Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4 (tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4 (tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4 (tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4 (tie) Jack Routson, Waterman, IL, 4 (tie) Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls, WI, 4 (tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 4 81. Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 2 (tie) Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 2 (tie) Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 2 (tie) Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 2

Platinum World of Outlaws member wins…

5, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA 2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA 1, David Gravel, Watertown, CT

Tentative 2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA) Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX) Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA) Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA) Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Fri, July 3 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD) Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA) Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI) Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN) Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO) Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT) Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA) Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA) Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI) Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA) Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA) Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA) Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars) Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars) Sun, Aug 2 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (All Stars) Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO) Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55) Mon, Aug 10 – Southern Iowa Speedway (Front Row Challenge) Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO) Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic) Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO) Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA) Sun, Aug 23 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) (IRA) Sun, Aug 23 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO) Fri, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Sat, Aug 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Sun, Aug 30 – Dirt Oval Route 66 (IL) (IRA) Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA) Sat, Sept 5 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) Sun, Sept 6 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) Sun, Sept 6 – Huset’s Speedway (SD) (WoO) Fri, Sept 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial) Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA) Fri, Sept 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Sat, Sept 26 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)

Much TBD…

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 954 (2) 2. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 947 (7) 3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 731 (5) 4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 713 (2) 5. James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 592 (2) 6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 505 (1) 7. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 484 (1) 8. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 471 (3) 9. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 427 (5) 10. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 400 (2)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 866 (7) 2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 686 (7) 3. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 602 (5) 4. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 565 5. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 420 (1) 6. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 398 (4) (tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 398 8. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 390 (2) 9. Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 386 (1) 10. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 365 (1)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5) 2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7) 3. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 800 (6) 4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6) 5. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 760 (2) 6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1) 7. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 529 (2) 8. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 481 (3) 9. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1) 10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)

6/19/09

US36 Raceway Osborn, MO

Bud Shootout

ASCS-M/WOW

34 cars

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Brian Brown 21 (2*) 2. Chad Humston 1m (1*) 3. Josh Fisher 86 (5*) 4. Mike Boston 88 (3) 5. Jesse Hockett 13 (8*) 6. Jack Dover 24A (7) 7. Mitchell Moore 19 (9) 8. Frank Brown 43 (4) 9. Jeff Lowery 2D (6)

Brown led this stacked heat all eight laps with Humston in tow. Fisher worked around Boston. Hockett made early moves forward as the tacky/rough 1/3 mile oval tried to swallow him a couple of times. Dover was caught behind some traffic, but eventually got as far as he could in Gary Swenson's machine.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Jonathan Cornell 28 (1*) 2. Bronson Maeschen 96 (3*) 3. Randy Hibbs 2A (2) 4. Rusty Potter 3P (6*) 5. Jay Russel 76 (9*) 6. Mark Shirshekan 3 (7) 7. Jeff Heffner 14 (8) 8. Tim Newman 18 (5) 9. Terry Hinck 21H (4)

Cornell led flag to flag. Hinck was following him on lap two, when he slowed, then exited. Cornell led Maeschen, Hibbs, Potter, Shirshekan and a surging Russel. Russel gained another spot before a lap three restart for Heffner who came to a stop against the frontstretch wall.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Chris Walker 18w (1*) 2. Jason Danley 82 (2*) 3. Derrik Ortega 35 (3*) 4. Lee Grosz 4J (8*) 5. Cody Forshee 3x (6*) 6. Bobby Becker Jr. 8B (5) 7. Eric Lutz 5 (7) 8. Mallory Armfield 5MA (4)

While Walker led the duration, the entertainment came from row four starters Lutz and Grosz, who battled toward the front. Lutz got the advantage and surged forward to fourth before his motor grenaded on the white flag lap, ending his night.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Trevor Grossenbacher 35ab (1*) 2. Don Droud Jr. 2 (6*) 3. Chris Morgan 7K (3*) 4. Jon Corbin 15 (4) 5. Austin Alumbaugh 33 (7) 6. David Brown 48 (2) 7. Curtis Boyer 72 (5) 8. Tony Crank 9c (8)

Grossenbacher dominated this one, pulling away to almost a half-lap win, despite having a bit of trouble lapping cars. Droud was the prime mover.

B main (started): 1. Boston (4) 2. Alumbaugh (2) 3. Moore (7) 4. Dover (5) / 5. F. Brown (13) 6. D. Brown (10) 7. Becker Jr. (8) 8. Armfield (14) 9. Shirshekan (6) 10. Crank (11) 11. Hibbs (1) 12. Heffner (9) 13. Corbin (3) 14. Boyer (12) 15. Lowery (15) DNS - Lutz, Newman, Hinck

Contact and a tangle occured on the frontstretch following the green flag. Corbin got the worst of it, getting sideways and tipping over. He collected Boyer, who had heavy damage, Lowery, who looked to break a front axle and Dover, who restarted at the tail. Once green, Boston took over teh 12-lapper until a lap five slowdown for Hibbs who was running fourth. Boston led Alumbaugh, Moore, Shirshekan and Dover, who had worked his way back up to fifth from the tail back to green flag racing. Shirshekan, who was passed by Dover for the final transfer, spun in successive laps, ending his night. Dover was able to secure the final transfer.

A main (started): 1. Hockett (13) 2. Humston (10) 3. Boston (17) 4. Brown (1) 5. Fisher (3) 6. Dover (20) 7. Grosz (14) 8. Droud Jr. (2) 9. Grossenbacher (7) 10. Danley (5) 11. Walker (4) 12. Alumbaugh (18) 13. Potter (11) 14. Morgan (16) 15. Russel (9) 16. Cornell (8) 17. Maeschen (6) 18. Moore (19) 19. Ortega (15) 20. Forshee (12)

The high-banked track saw many cars get all four wheels off the ground, and had more bicycles than the Tour de France. Brown led the crazy 25-lapper at the outset, and the first seven laps went green. By the seventh lap, Hockett had surged from 13th to 3rd. Ortega contacted the wall breaking his front axle on the eighth go-around setting up a restart that saw Brown leading Fisher, Hockett, Droud Jr. and a surging Humston. Moore flipped on the restart, and Maeschen exited with mechanical problems as well. Two laps later, Hockett went to the far reaches of turns one and two and came down with second after getting by Fisher. On lap 12, he was all over Brown, and made his winning move. Humston also ran a higher line than most in turns one and two and overtook second on lap 20. Morgan flipped on lap 22, setting up one final dash. Hockett led Humston, B. Brown, Fisher, Droud and Boston back to green flag racing. Boston completed a great run from row nine to third by moving up three spots in the last four laps to grab hard-charger honors, shared with Dover who went from 20th to 6th. Hockett's car looked different after borrowing a wing from the Mark Burch Motorsports #1m (the chocolate bananawagon version). Hockett's transporter also ran out of fuel on the way to the track. It was filled as he is in transit now to Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he will compete with USAC on Saturday.

 

 

Rico Abreu Electrifies Knoxville Crowd and Takes the Beef with Last Lap Heroics!

Justin Henderson Cashes in $9,000 Weekend with 360 Win; Devin Kline Regains All-time Leading Win Mark with Pro Sprints Victory

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 18, 2020) – Rico Abreu thrilled the Knoxville Raceway crowd with a move from third to first on the final lap to grab the $4,000 win in the 410 class Saturday night. The win aboard the Rico Abreu Racing on Marion County Fair/Van Wall Equipment Night also earned the St. Helena, California native a half a beef. Justin Henderson, who won at Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota on Friday night, earned $3,000 for his win in the 360 class, plus a $3,000 bonus for sweeping the weekend. The Tea, South Dakota driver cashed in $9,000 for his weekend exploits. Devin Kline used a mid-race pass in the Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance to garner his thirteenth career win in the class regaining the all-time lead in that category.

Things did not get off to a quick start in the 20-lap 410 main event. Trey Starks spun in turn two at the first try at green, collecting Ryan Giles, who tipped over. No one was injured, but both drivers were done.

Terry McCarl jetted from outside the front row to lead Lynton Jeffrey and Brian Brown early before Hunter Schuerenberg slowed on the backstretch, bringing a caution two laps in. After the restart, Brown used the high side to get around Jeffrey for second, and Abreu followed him into third on lap six.

McCarl entered lapped traffic on lap seven, and set a good pace utilizing the high side of the track. His quandary came when traffic thickened on lap 13. Not only was Brown able to reel the leader in, but Abreu was making quality laps in third as well.

With three laps to go, Brown slid in front of the leader, but McCarl was able to drive back by. Brown set his sights again, and quickly took the point on the 18th lap.

Meanwhile, Abreu was rolling the bottom better than the lead pair. Coming for the white flag, he sat third, and it appeared another status quo win from Brown was in the offing. However, Rico stuck the bottom of one to pass McCarl into second, and pulled up on the rear bumper of Brown down the back stretch. He dove to the low side of turn three and in front of Brown to take the lead and came to the checkers for his second career win here.

Rico was followed to the finish by Brown, Terry McCarl, Austin McCarl and Matt Juhl. Jeffrey, Brooke Tatnell, Gio Scelzi, Dominic Scelzi and Davey Heskin rounded out the top ten. Abreu set quick time, while Gio Scelzi, Brown and Sawyer Phillips were heat race winners.

“My car was just so good on the bottom,” said Abreu after his traditional wing dance in Victory Lane. “I could hunt those guys as the race went on. They caught traffic, and their pace kind of came to me. I came here a couple of months ago and ran second to Brownie. Then we came to the Outlaw show and had our car a lot different. Getting to race through Pennsylvania and Ohio Speedweeks…we kind of fine-tuned our car to make it better for each race on the half-mile stuff. Throughout the race I was patient, kind of letting my car settle down. Once I figured out the bottom I could really hunt those guys. My guys are hungry. I’ve got some big boys to feed!”

The 20-lap 360 feature saw pole-sitter and ASCS National point leader, Sam Hafertepe Jr. lead early over Carson McCarl and Justin Henderson. Henderson used the cushion to pass McCarl for second early on, while Brian Brown worked the low side to pass Clint Garner for fourth on lap five.

Hafertepe entered lapped traffic, and Henderson was able to reel him in. He used a low side pass in lapped traffic to lead the ninth circuit. McCarl found some late speed on the bottom as well, but could not run down the lead pair.

The win was Henderson’s ninth here at Knoxville in the 360 class, and came ahead of Hafertepe, McCarl, Brown and Garner. Brooke Tatnell, Scott Bogucki, Jack Dover, Jamie Ball and Matt Moro completed the top ten. McCarl and Bogucki set quick time over their respective groups in the 46-car field. Rob Kubli, Kelby Watt, Harli White and Seth Brahmer won heats, while Ricky Montgomery won the C main, and Kaleb Johnson took the B.

Greg Parent of GRP posted the $3,000 bonus that Henderson took advantage of by sweeping $3,000 wins at Jackson and Knoxville. Henderson also cashed in a half hog from the Marion County Fair Board.

“We were definitely paying close attention in that race to see what we’d need in the 410,” said Henderson. “The track is a little bit technical, but you can race all over it, and it’s a lot of fun. That car was on rails, and that motor we just bought from Wayne Johnson…thank you Wayne Johnson! Thank you Greg Parent! We couldn’t do it without you.”

Veteran Chris Walraven shot out early in the 15-lap Pro Sprints feature ahead of Devin Kline and Mike Mayberry. Walraven reeled in lapped traffic, and Kline closed. When Walraven was trapped behind a lapper, Kline used the low side to jet by on lap nine.

One caution slowed the event, when Chase Young spun with three laps to go. Kline led Walraven, Devin Wignall, Mayberry and Brandon Worthington back to green. While Kline pulled away, the action was hot and heavy behind him. Wignall used the cushion to drive around Walraven for second, and for a half lap, it was a three-way battle for the position, as Worthington entered the fray.

Worthington shot by Walraven for third on lap 14 and grabbed second from Wignall on the final lap. Walraven settled for fourth, ahead of Mayberry. Matthew Stelzer, Evan Epperson, Matt Allen, Matt Johnston and Joel Thorpe rounded out the top ten. Kline and Worthington were the heat race winners.

Kline’s win, aboard the Allen Racing #17c, was his thirteenth in the class, and moved him into first place alone in that category, breaking a tie with Stelzer.

“(Walraven) set a good pace early on,” said Kline in Victory Lane. “My goal was just to hang with him and then get to lapped traffic. He made a mistake, and I was able to capitalize. We drove away from there. This never gets old!”

Saturday, July 25, is Jersey Freeze/Dennison Racing Tees Night. It is also “Christmas in July!” Santa Claus will be on hand to give gifts to the first 200 kids under the age of 12. Other activities will include Christmas trees, a contest for fan Christmas attire, and Christmas music. All three sprint car divisions will be in action! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check out Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (1), 15.361; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (12), 15.455; 3. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (22), 15.556; 4. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (23), 15.556; 5. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (19), 15.596; 6. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (5), 15.615; 7. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (10), 15.763; 8. 2KS, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (24), 15.765; 9. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (14), 15.790; 10. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (17), 15.864; 11. 9W, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (2), 15.884; 12. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (3), 15.899; 13. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (9), 15.915; 14. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (21), 15.920; 15. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (16), 15.949; 16. 5, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (18), 15.954; 17. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (20), 15.976; 18. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (4), 16.012; 19. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (13), 16.055; 20. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (6), 16.243; 21. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11), 16.370; 22. 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN (7), 16.481; 23. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (15), 16.757; 24. 27, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (8), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Gio Scelzi (1); 2. Josh Schneiderman (2); 3. Trey Starks (3); 4. Rico Abreu (6); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 6. Bobby Mincer (7); 7. Tori Knutson (8); 8. Justin Henderson (4)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.7: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Hunter Schuerenberg (2); 3. Brooke Tatnell (4); 4. Terry McCarl (5); 5. Skylar Prochaska (1); 6. Chris Martin (7); 7. Ryan Giles (3); 8. Mike Ayers (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Sawyer Phillips (1); 2. Dominic Scelzi (3); 3. Davey Heskin (2); 4. Matt Juhl (4); 5. Austin McCarl (5); 6. Tasker Phillips (7); 7. AJ Moeller (6); 8. Tucker Klaasmeyer (8)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Rico Abreu (3); 2. Brian Brown (4); 3. Terry McCarl (2); 4. Austin McCarl (7); 5. Matt Juhl (9); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 7. Brooke Tatnell (5); 8. Gio Scelzi (12); 9. Dominic Scelzi (10); 10. Davey Heskin (15); 11. Justin Henderson (16); 12. Tasker Phillips (21); 13. Josh Schneiderman (11); 14. Sawyer Phillips (14); 15. AJ Moeller (6); 16. Chris Martin (20); 17. Skylar Prochaska (18); 18. Bobby Mincer (19); 19. Tucker Klaasmeyer (24); 20. Tori Knutson (22); 21. Mike Ayers (23); 22. Hunter Schuerenberg (13); 23. Trey Starks (8); 24. Ryan Giles (17). Lap Leaders: T. McCarl 1-17, Brown 18-19, Abreu 20. Hard-charger: T. Phillips.

360 Results

Time Trials Group One (started), 2 laps: 1. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (5), 16.360; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (16), 16.529; 3. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (6), 16.579; 4. 5H, Michael Faccinto, Hanford, CA (4), 16.652; 5. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (22), 16.697; 6. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (10), 16.744; 7. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (20), 16.748; 8. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (3), 16.767; 9. 83, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (17), 16.811; 10. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (8), 16.820; 11. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (14), 16.832; 12. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (12), 16.845; 13. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (15), 16.868; 14. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (23), 16.924; 15. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (7), 17.027; 16. 03, Jamey Ogston, Duluth, MN (9), 17.099; 17. 24, Garret Williamson, Columbia, MO (1), 17.185; 18. 23S, Stu Snyder, Waverly, NE (21), 17.228; 19. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (11), 17.279; 20. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (2), 17.421; 21. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (18), 17.532; 22. 24D, Danny Sams III, North Port, FL (19), 17.563; 23. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (13), 17.673.

Time Trials Group Two (startd), 2 laps: 1. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (11), 16.543; 2. 83M, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (17), 16.569; 3. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (7), 16.590; 4. 14, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (19), 16.667; 5. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (13), 16.721; 6. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (16), 16.73; 7. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (4), 16.818; 8. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (14), 16.825; 9. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (15), 16.848; 10. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Wisner, NE (2), 16.963; 11. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (23), 17.008; 12. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.033; 13. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (6), 17.036; 14. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.108; 15. 37H, Matthew Howard, Lawrence, KS (18), 17.224; 16. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (20), 17.250; 17. 28X, Rich Cerveny, Omaha, NE (22), 17.577; 18. 91A, Reed Allex, St. Cloud, MN (3), 17.644; 19. B29, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (1), 17.919; 20. 5M, Collin Moyle, Knoxville, IA (12), 19.448; 21. 90, Lance Norick, Broken Arrow, OK (8), NT; DQ (Light at Scales) 66, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (5); DQ (No Report to Scales) 45, David Luckie, Lubbock, TX (21).

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.7: 1. Rob Kubli (2); 2. Alex Hill (1); 3. Clint Garner (4); 4. Christian Bowman (3); 5. Matt Moro (5); 6. Carson McCarl (6); 7. Garret Williamson (9); 8. Nathan Mills (7); 9. Tom Lenz (8); 10. Eric Bridger (10); 11. Ben Woods (12); 12. Alan Zoutte (11)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Kelby Watt (1); 2. Josh Higday (3); 3. Brian Brown (6); 4. Chris Morgan (2); 5. Michael Faccinto (5); 6. Brad Comegys (7); 7. Danny Sams III (11); 8. Stu Snyder (9); 9. John Anderson (10); 10. Jamey Ogston (8); 11. Kaleb Johnson (4)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.6: 1. Harli White (1); 2. Jamie Ball (2); 3. Scott Bogucki (6); 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 5. Jack Dover (4); 6. Blake Hahn (7); 7. Matthew Howard (8); 8. Ayrton Gennetten (3); 9. Ricky Montgomery (11); 10. Bobby Mincer (10); 11. Rich Cerveny (9) DNS – Lance Norick

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.9: 1. Seth Brahmer (2); 2. Ryan Leavitt (1); 3. Justin Henderson (6); 4. Calvin Landis (4); 5. Brooke Tatnell (5); 6. Lee Grosz (3); 7. Joe Beaver (7); 8. Matt Covington (8); 9. David Luckie (11); 10. Reed Allex (9); 11. Collin Moyle (10)

C main (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Ricky Montgomery (6); 2. Eric Bridger (1); 3. Danny Sams III (7); 4. Ben Woods (9); 5. John Anderson (3); 6. David Luckie (8); 7. Bobby Mincer (2); 8. Alan Zoutte (5); 9. Collin Moyle (4)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 2:53.5: 1. Kaleb Johnson (1); 2. Chris Morgan (3); 3. Ayrton Gennetten (2); 4. Blake Hahn (6); 5. Lee Grosz (4); 6. Matthew Howard (10); 7. Joe Beaver (8); 8. Matt Covington (12); 9. Nathan Mills (5); 10. Brad Comegys (7); 11. Ricky Montgomery (17); 12. Stu Snyder (15); 13. Danny Sams III (19); 14. Eric Bridger (18); 15. Ben Woods (20); 16. Jamey Ogston (11); 17. Reed Allex (16); 18. Rich Cerveny (14); 19. Garret Williamson (13); 20. Tom Lenz (9)

A main, 20 Laps, 5:57.2 (NTR): 1. Justin Henderson (3); 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1); 3. Carson McCarl (2); 4. Brian Brown (6); 5. Clint Garner (4); 6. Brooke Tatnell (8); 7. Scott Bogucki (5); 8. Jack Dover (16); 9. Jamie Ball (14); 10. Matt Moro (7); 11. Kelby Watt (17); 12. Christian Bowman (15); 13. Josh Higday (11); 14. Harli White (18); 15. Blake Hahn (24); 16. Rob Kubli (9); 17. Kaleb Johnson (21); 18. Ayrton Gennetten (23); 19. Seth Brahmer (10); 20. Michael Faccinto (13); 21. Calvin Landis (12); 22. Chris Morgan (22); 23. Alex Hill (19); 24. Ryan Leavitt (20). Lap Leaders: Hafertepe 1-8, Henderson 9-20. Hard-charger: Hahn.

Pro Series Results

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.8: 1. Devin Kline (2); 2. Mike Mayberry (4); 3. Matthew Johnson (1); 4. Matthew Stelzer (6); 5. Matt Allen (3); 6. Chase Young (8); 7. Mike Johnston (7); 8. Tyler Barrick (5)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.3: 1. Brandon Worthington (1); 2. Devin Wignall (2); 3. Chris Walraven (7); 4. Evan Epperson (6); 5. Joel Thorpe (5); 6. Ryan Navratil (4); 7. Mark Chevalier (8); 8. Jaslyn Jones (3)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Devin Kline (2); 2. Brandon Worthington (4); 3. Devin Wignall (5); 4. Chris Walraven (1); 5. Mike Mayberry (3); 6. Matthew Stelzer (6); 7. Evan Epperson (7); 8. Matt Allen (11); 9. Mike Johnston (14); 10. Joel Thorpe (10); 11. Tyler Barrick (15); 12. Chase Young (9); 13. Ryan Navratil (13); 14. Mark Chevalier (12); 15. Jaslyn Jones (16); 16. Matthew Johnson (8). Lap Leaders: Walraven 1-7, Kline 8-15. Hard-charger: Johnston

 

 

 

7/17/20

US36 Raceway

Osborn, MO

ASCS National

ASCS Warrior

30 cars

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Riley Goodno 22 (2*) 2. Garret Williamson 24 (3*) 3. Austin O’Neal 11A (1*) 4. Matt Covington 95 (6*) 5. Brandon Anderson 55B (4) 6. Slater Helt 22s (5) 7. Miles Paulus 21 (7) 8. Rowdy Reber 88 (8)

Eight lap heats used passing points to lock the top 16 into the feature. What you saw after lap one in most of the heats is what you got on the banked 1/3-mile tacky high banked oval.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Shayle Bade 03 (2*) 2. Ryan Bickett 17B (1*) 3. Ayrton Gennetten 3 (3*) 4. Alex Hill 77x (4*) 5. Roger Crockett 11 (6) 6. Jordon Mallett 14 (5) 7. Vince Franks 73 (7) DNS – Glen Saville 9m

Saville had difficulties in hot laps. Franks drew outside row one but elected for the rear. Bade led the distance with Bickett in tow. Hill challenged Gennetten for third, but settled in fourth.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Jay Russell 76 (1*) 2. Harli White 17w (4*) 3. Mitchell Moore 51 (2*) 4. Monty Ferriera 45F (3*) 5. JR Topper 92J (6) 6. David Luckie 45 (7) 7. Jason Martin 82 (5)

Russell led wire to wire. White got a good jump on th start to get by Moore and Ferriera.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (4*) 2. Blake Hahn 52 (3*) 3. Danny Sams III 24D (2*) 4. Todd McVay 89 (7*) 5. Gunner Ramey 21R (6) 6. Scott Bogucki 28 (1) 7. Chase Randall 9 (5)

Bogucki led Hafetepe, Hahn and Sams early. His car went up in smoke while leading with two to go, ending his night. McVay worked by Ramey to grab fourth on the restart, gaining enough points to lock himself into the A.

B main (started): 1. Crockett (1) 2. Topper (2) 3. Martin (8) 4. Ramey (3) 5. Anderson (4) 6. Paulus (7) / 7. Helt (6) 8. Luckie (5) 9. Reber (10) 10. Randall (9) 11. Saville (11) DNS – Franks, Mallett, Bogucki

Crockett dominated the 12-lapper. Martin went from eighth to third on the first lap, but Anderson got back by him on lap two. Martin worked back by in a good battle a few laps later. Ramey followed him into fourth on the white flag lap, while Paulus held down the final transfer.

A main (started): 1. Hafertepe (4) 2. Hahn (5) 3. Gennetten (11) 4. White (3) 5. Covington (10) 6. Crockett (17) 7. Sams III (13) 8. Bickett (9) 9. Hill (15) 10. Russell (6) 11. Paulus (22) 12. Ramey (20) 13. Mallett (23, prov.) 14. Goodno (2) 15. Reber (24, prov.) 16. O’Neal (14) 17. Anderson (21) 18. Williamson (7) 19. Bade (1) 20. Moore (12) 21. Ferriera (16) 22. Martin (19) 23. McVay (8) 24. Topper (18)

White led the 30-lapper early over Hafertepe and Bade. Hahn was into fourth by lap two. Hahn passed Bade for third on lap five, and the leaders entered lapped traffic on lap six. Hafertepe cut across Whtie to the lead, but it was negated when Topper spun into the infield, bringing the caution. Anderson suffered a flat left rear. White led Hafertepe, Hahn, Bade and Williamson back to green. Hafertepe shot into the lead on the restart. On lap eight, White was back in front, and Hahn crossed second, but Hafertepe surged back from third to lead lap nine as things got exciting. Williamson got by Bade for fourth as well. Hafertepe entered lapped traffic on the thirteenth lap, and Williamson drove under White to third on lap 14. A slowing Ferriera brought the yellow flag at the halfway point. Two laps after the restart, Bade flipped in turn one. She was uninjured. Under caution, after the red, Williamson exited with a flat left rear while running third. Hafertepe led Hahn, White, Gennetten and Covington back to green. He was into lapped traffic again with eight to go. He rode the cushion to beat Hahn to the line for $3,000. Gennetten put up a good battle with White, passing her for third with two to go. B winner Crockett was the hard-charger.

 

 

Le Mans, Daytona, Indianapolis, Knoxville?

(Bill W) July 15, 2020, Monroe, IA – Who has run at Le Mans, Daytona, Indianapolis and Knoxville? USAC stock car fans may come up with co-racer of the 20th century, AJ Foyt. The four-time Indy 500 champion, 1972 Daytona 500 winner, and 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans winner with Dan Gurney, never tasted victory at Knoxville. To be fair, his try was limited to a 1969 USAC Stock Car event at the then “Super-Modified Capital of the World.” He did set quick time, but the feature was won by Iowa Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Don White.

Few fans know we added another name to that list on Friday night, July 3, in a weekly show at Knoxville Raceway. You see Woodstock, Georgia native, Sean Rayhall, is only 25 years old, but has a world of experience in racing behind him. If you ask him, the best times are right now in a sprint car.

He started racing at age seven, winning a Georgia State Kart championship, and added another in Florida. At 14, he won at Road Atlanta in a Reynard R/T 2000. He won six times with the SCCA Pro Formula Enterprises at 15, and won the championship! He won track championships at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Legends.

He moved on to stock cars for two years, and switched to road racing in 2013, winning a championship. He won in Indy Lights at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, before he won the 2017 European Le Mans Series championship.

Something else was happening to the youngster. He was being told how fast and how slow to go. He was told which appearance was important and which one was not…and at age 23, he had enough. He announced his retirement, how else? On Twitter.

Discovering dirt racing has rejuvenated his spirit, and he has found a love for sprint cars. Walking out on the sixth floor of the Bryan Clauson Suite Tower on the afternoon of July 3, goose bumps were clearly visible. “I never had this feeling anywhere else,” he said. “Did Foyt ever win here? I hope to in a couple of years.”

Sprint car racing is not easy, but Sean has based himself in Wisconsin, and is giving it his best shot. He may feel as many do, that Knoxville got the best of him that night. But he will be back. You may see him at a track near you, and if you do, make a point to say hello. You’ll never find a more genuine and humble individual. Good luck Sean!

Congratulations to Brady Bacon, who took his second straight $20,000 Corn Belt Nationals at Knoxville Raceway. The year of the Pandemic isn’t seeing many of those paychecks. Brady is a genuinely great human being, and his preparation and focus are the reason for his success.

Brady was probably the most awake individual at Knoxville, with the checkers falling after 3 a.m. A three and a half hour rain delay cost us many of the diehards, but there were plenty to celebrate the win before the sun started coming up.

Congratulations also goes out to Harli White, who became the first female winner of an ASCS National event. She pulled it off at “The Ditch” in West Memphis, Arkansas, which has humbled plenty a visitor over the years.

Kyle Larson may indeed have a future in the sport! He has really been dominating as of late, and his latest exploit was his Brad Doty Classic win last night at Attica. That follows his PA Speedweek title, and three more victories during Ohio Speedweek.

Huset’s Speedway is back! Thanks to Tod Quiring, who bought the facility and saved it from dormancy, we can see the All Stars reopen it on Sunday, August 2. The World of Outlaws will compete there September 5 and 6.

Brian Brown has taken over the point lead in the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com! Thanks go out to Gregg Anderson, who again donated to the point fund in memory of his father, Glenn. If you’d like to donate, shoot me an e-mail at sprntcar@hotmail.com. Any amount works!

Point races this week include the MOWA season opener at Lincoln (IL) Speedway Friday night, Knoxville Raceway weekly action Saturday, and the IRA visit to Wilmot Raceway on Sunday!

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Up Next for the Midwest Thunder Sprints…

Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA)

Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA)

Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA)

Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

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

1. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 365 (3)

2. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 356

3. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 347 (1)

4. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 267

5. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 232

6. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 231

7. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 220 (1)

8. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 208

9. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 190

10. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 162 (1)

11. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 154

(tie) Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 154

13. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 111

14. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 110

15. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 104

16. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 100 (2)

17. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 96

18. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 89

19. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 80

20. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 72

(tie) Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 72

22. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70

23. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 62

24. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 59

25. Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 55

26. Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW, Aust., 54

27. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52

28. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 50 (1)

29. Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 48

30. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 46

31. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 44

(tie) Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44

(tie) Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 44

34. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 41

35. Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 39

36. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 37

37. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 34

38. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 31

39. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 30

40. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26

(tie) Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 26

42. Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 20

(tie) Matt VanderVere, Zion, IL, 20

44. Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 18

(tie) Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 18

(tie) Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 18

(tie) Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 18

(tie) Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 18

49. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 16

(tie) Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 16

(tie) Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 16

(tie) Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 16

53. Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14

54. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 10

(tie) Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10

(tie) Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

(tie) Chris Klemko, Bristol, WI, 10

58. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8

(tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8

60. Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 6

62. John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 4

(tie) Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4

(tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4

(tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4

(tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4

(tie) Jack Routson, Waterman, IL, 4

68. Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 2

(tie) Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 2

(tie) Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 2

Platinum World of Outlaws member wins…

5, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA

2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA

1, David Gravel, Watertown, CT

Tentative 2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)

Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

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

Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)

Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

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

Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)

Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)

Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO) (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)

Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO) (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)

Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA)

Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA)

Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA)

Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA)

Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA)

Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars)

Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars)

Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO)

Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55)

Mon, Aug 10 – Southern Iowa Speedway (Front Row Challenge)

Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO)

Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO)

Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic)

Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA)

Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO)

Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA)

Sun, Aug 23 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) (IRA)

Sun, Aug 23 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO)

Fri, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, Aug 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, Aug 30 – Dirt Oval Route 66 (IL) (IRA)

Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA)

Sun, Sept 6 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA)

Fri, Sept 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial)

Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA)

Fri, Sept 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, Sept 26 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)

Much TBD…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Brady Bacon Harvests His Second Corn Belt Nationals Championship at Knoxville!

Brian Brown Holds Off Kerry Madsen for Another Win in the 410 Class

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 11, 2020) – Knoxville Raceway fans rode out a lengthy rain delay and though the feature ended after 3 a.m., they were treated to another great night of racing. Brady Bacon took home $20,000 in his second consecutive Corn Belt Nationals championship aboard the Hoffman Racing #69. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native led wire to wire.

Bacon’s road to victory began from the pole. He bested fellow front row starter Justin Grant on lap one. By the second circuit, Chris Windom trailed the pair in third. While Bacon took off a bit, the battles behind him were constant. Carson Short and Friday’s winner, Tyler Courtney, traded fifth, and Leary pressured Windom for the third spot.

Bacon entered lapped traffic on the eleventh circuit. That allowed Grant to close the gap, but Bacon was savvy in traffic and found his way to clean air each time. Grant came closest with about 12 laps to go, but his chase ended short.

Bacon’s win came ahead of Grant, Leary, who grabbed third with four to go, Windom and Courtney. Ryan Bernal, Short, hard-charger Robert Ballou, Chris Windom and Jake Swanson rounded out the top ten. With hot laps commencing around 11 p.m., qualifying was scrapped and Qualifiers were won by Dustin Clark, Matt Westfall, Ballou and Kevin Thomas Jr. Braydon Cromwell won the C, and Ballou took the B main. Ballou set two records on the night. His ten-lap record bested Richard Griffin’s mark from 1991, and his 16-lap win in the B broke Eddie Leavitt’s mark from 1978. Brian VanMeveren and Mitch Wissmiller were flip victims, but both walked away.

“My guys worked hard, and we got to start on the pole, thanks to our work the night before,” said Bacon in Victory Lane. “I really appreciate coming out here and racing for big money with non-wing sprint cars. Thanks to the fans and the track for sticking it out. The Knoxville crew worked really hard. I took it a little easy the first few laps, but I saw (Grant’s) nose on the screen. I said I better pick it up a bit and get a gap heading into lapped traffic. I knew that was going to be tricky. Thankfully, we were able to make some moves in lapped traffic and keep the gap safe.”

“I think we had a couple shots there,” said Grant. “I just couldn’t get it pulled off. I had one real good run at him, and I got into the backstretch wall. It was really tricky off of two. It was 30 qualifying laps out there. You were on the wood as hard as you could. I was driving as hard as I could trying to get to him. Brady was able to get through traffic there a little better than I was later on. That was all it took. They did a great job.”

“The racetrack was really fast,” said Leary. “It was on the hammer. The top three or four guys were about the same speed. I reeled in Chris (Windom) there and had a run on him. I kind of ran through the middle, and actually felt pretty good. Hats off to Brady and Justin. It was a good weekend. It was a good night to be a sprint car driver.”

Brian Brown took off early in the 20-lap 410 main event ahead of pole-sitter AJ Moeller and Kerry Madsen. He entered traffic on lap seven, before Sawyer Phillips backed his car into the turn one wall.

Brown led Moeller, Madsen, Kasey Kahne and Austin McCarl back to green flag racing. Madsen would quickly garner second, and Kahne would take third from Moeller at the halfway point. Brooke Tatnell came to a stop ten laps in, setting up another restart, but Brown was up to task in holding off Madsen.

McKenna Haase made heavy contact with the turn two wall. She walked away with aid from safety personnel. Brown pulled away the last five laps to win over Madsen, Kahne, Austin McCarl and Moeller. Lynton Jeffrey, Trey Starks, Matt Juhl, Justin Henderson and Josh Schneiderman completed the top ten. Madsen set quick time over the 31-car field, and Starks, Sawyer Phillips and Tasker Phillips were heat winners. Ryan Bunton won the B. Cody Ledger took a ride in his heat race. He was o.k., but done for the night.

“Kerry is one of the best race drivers in the world, so I wouldn’t expect anything less,” said Brown in Victory Lane of his challenges from Madsen. “He was going to be good, Kasey was going to be good, Austin’s been good all year. There’s a group of about ten guys that can win on any given night. My hat’s off to not only the fans that stuck around, but the Dunkin’s and the track for doing what they did. It was a great track.”

Saturday, July 18, will be Van Wall Equipment Night. All three sprint car divisions will be in action, with the 360 class hosting the Nebraska 360 Sprints and the Midwest Power Series for a $3,000 to win main event. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check out Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

Corn Belt Nationals Night #2 Results

Qualifier one (started), 10 Laps, 3:12.1 (NTR): 1. 75, Dustin Clark, Washington, IN (2); 2. 5s, Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, IN (4); 3. 74x, Shane Cottle, Kansas, IL (1); 4. 19, Chris Windom, Canton, IL (5); 5. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (6); 6. 36D, Dave Darland, Lincoln, IN (8); 7. 12s, Wesley Smith, Nixa, MO (3); 8. 0s, Steve Irwin, Fenton, MI (7); 9. 18, Terry Richards, Denton, NE (9); 10. 4T, Josh Castro, Peoria, AZ (11); 11. 27, Steve Thomas, Ludlow, IL (13); 12. 0, Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, IA (10); 13. 71, Robert Bell, Colfax, IA (12)

Qualifier two (started), 10 Laps, 3:12.2: 1. 33M, Matt Westfall, Pleasant Hill, OH (2); 2. 17GP, Ryan Bernal, Hollister, CA (4); 3. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (6); 4. 71P, Carson Short, Marion, IL (5); 5. 1m, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (1); 6. 91, Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (3); 7. 19L, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (7); 8. 9w, Justin Zimmerman, Athens, TX (10); 9. 16, Anthony Nicholson, Millington, TN (8); 10. ST1, Lane Stone, Concordia, MO (9); 11. 7, Clinton Bruns, Little Rock, IA (12); 12. 2, Jason Billups, Holt, MO (11)

Qualifier three (started), 10 Laps, 3:09.7 (NTR): 1. 12, Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA (2); 2. 19A, Tanner Thorson, Minden, NV (3); 3. 4, Justin Grant, Ione, CA (6); 4. 11w, Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (4); 5. 17, Nick Bilbee, Indianapolis, IN (5); 6. 28, Brandon Mattox, Terre Haute, IN (8); 7. 77J, Jack Wagner, Lone Jack, MO (1); 8. 87, Paul Dues, Minster, OH (9); 9. 4x, Braydon Cromwell, Lone Jack, MO (11); 10. 2c, Zach Clark, Olathe, KS (10); 11. 29, Mitch Wissmiller, Saybrook, IL (7); DNS - 12. 8D, Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL

Qualifier four (started), 10 Laps, 3:12.1: 1. 9K, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (3); 2. 30, CJ Leary, Greenfield, IN (4); 3. 13, Dennis Gile, Phoenix, AZ (1); 4. 19AZ, Logan Seavey, Sutter, CA (2); 5. 34AZ, Jake Swanson, Anaheim, CA (5); 6. 77, Dustin Smith, Russiaville, IN (7); 7. 90, Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO (6); 8. 73, Samuel Wagner, Lone Jack, MO (9); 9. 48, Neal Matuska, Waukee, IA (8); 10. 66M, Max Grogan, Basehor, KS (10) DNS - 11. 24, Brian VanMeveren, Woodbury, MN; 12. 5, Chuck Alexander, Chariton, IA

C main (started), 10 Laps, 3:25.2: 1. Braydon Cromwell (4); 2. Brandon Stevenson (1); 3. Josh Castro (3); 4. Clinton Bruns (8); 5. Neal Matuska (2); 6. Zach Clark (7); 7. Steve Thomas (11) / 8. Robert Bell (9); 9. Jason Billups (5); 10. Chuck Alexander (10); 11. Max Grogan (6)

B main (started), 16 Laps, 5:25.1 (NTR): 1. Robert Ballou (1); 2. Dennis Gile (4); 3. Shane Cottle (2); 4. Dave Darland (9); 5. Don Droud Jr. (3); 6. Glen Saville (6) / 7. Steve Irwin (7); 8. Dustin Smith (8); 9. Brandon Mattox (10); 10. Jack Wagner (5); 11. Justin Zimmerman (17); 12. Josh Castro (20); 13. Paul Dues (15); 14. Anthony Nicholson (11); 15. Samuel Wagner (16); 16. Brandon Stevenson (19); 17. Braydon Cromwell (18); 18. Clinton Bruns (21); 19. Zach Clark (23); 20. Steve Thomas (24) 21. Neal Matuska (22); 22. Terry Richards (13); 23. Clinton Boyles (12); 24. Lane Stone (14) DNS - Mitch Wissmiller

Second Annual Corn Belt Nationals (started), 30 Laps, 10:19.6: 1. Brady Bacon (1); 2. Justin Grant (2); 3. CJ Leary (3); 4. Chris Windom (5); 5. Tyler Courtney (4); 6. Ryan Bernal (8); 7. Carson Short (6); 8. Robert Ballou (19); 9. Chase Stockon (7); 10. Jake Swanson (10); 11. Tanner Thorson (14); 12. Riley Kreisel (15); 13. Logan Seavey (13); 14. Nick Bilbee (9); 15. Wyatt Burks (11); 16. Kevin Thomas Jr. (12); 17. Don Droud Jr. (23); 18. Shane Cottle (21); 19. Matt Westfall (17); 20. Dennis Gile (20); 21. Dustin Clark (16); 22. Wesley Smith (18); 23. Glen Saville (24); 24. Dave Darland (22). Lap Leader: Bacon 1-30. Hard-charger: Ballou.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (1), 15.263; 2. 9, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (20), 15.362; 3. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (19), 15.371; 4. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (17), 15.397; 5. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (28), 15.429; 6. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (24), 15.436; 7. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (22), 15.455; 8. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (26), 15.490; 9. 2KS, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (4), 15.501; 10. 9W, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (9), 15.518; 11. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (12), 15.539; 12. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (14), 15.559; 13. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (7), 15.578; 14. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (31), 15.597; 15. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (23), 15.663; 16. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (25), 15.667; 17. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (3), 15.686; 18. 19, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (8), 15.725; 19. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (15), 15.731; 20. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (10), 15.738; 21. 27, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (11), 15.766; 22. 96, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (2), 15.814; 23. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (13), 15.859; 24. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (18), 15.971; 25. 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN (27), 16.234; 26. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.264; 27. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (30), 16.265; 28. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (29), 16.314; 29. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (16), 16.550; 30. 83A, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA (6), 16.700; 31. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (5), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:04.8: 1. Trey Starks (2); 2. Davey Heskin (1); 3. Austin McCarl (4); 4. Kerry Madsen (6); 5. AJ Moeller (5); 6. Ryan Giles (3); 7. Ryan Bunton (8); 8. Skylar Prochaska (7); 9. Tori Knutson (9); 10. Cody Ledger (10) DNS – Jordan Goldesberry

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Sawyer Phillips (1); 2. Brian Brown (5); 3. Josh Schneiderman (2); 4. Kasey Kahne (6); 5. Terry McCarl (4); 6. Chris Martin (7); 7. Riley Goodno (9); 8. Joe Simbro (8); 9. Justin Henderson (3) DNS – Jamie Ball

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Tasker Phillips (2); 2. Paige Polyak (1); 3. Brooke Tatnell (4); 4. Ian Madsen (3); 5. Matt Juhl (5); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 7. Tucker Klaasmeyer (7); 8. McKenna Haase (8); 9. Mike Ayers (9); 10. Austin Miller (10)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 2:19.0: 1. Ryan Bunton (2); 2. Skylar Prochaska (1); 3. McKenna Haase (4); 4. Riley Goodno (6) / 5. Mike Ayers (5); 6. Tori Knutson (3); 7. Austin Miller (7) DNS - Jamie Ball, Cody Ledger, Joe Simbro, Jordan Goldesberry

A main, 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (2); 2. Kerry Madsen (4); 3. Kasey Kahne (3); 4. Austin McCarl (5); 5. AJ Moeller (1); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 7. Trey Starks (9); 8. Matt Juhl (7); 9. Justin Henderson (18); 10. Josh Schneiderman (15); 11. Davey Heskin (13); 12. Tasker Phillips (11); 13. Terry McCarl (10); 14. Chris Martin (19); 15. Paige Polyak (16); 16. Skylar Prochaska (22); 17. Ryan Bunton (21); 18. Riley Goodno (24); 19. Ian Madsen (14); 20. Ryan Giles (17); 21. McKenna Haase (23); 22. Tucker Klaasmeyer (20); 23. Brooke Tatnell (8); 24. Sawyer Phillips (12). Lap Leader: Brown 1-20. Hard-charger: Henderson.

 

 

 

Tyler Courtney Victorious on Night #1 of the Corn Belt Nationals!
Austin McCarl Wins His First Ever 360 Feature

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 10, 2020) – “Sunshine” Tyler Courtney grabbed an early lead and went on to win his second career feature at the Knoxville Raceway on Friday night’s Brandt Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Nationals opener. The Indianapolis native nabbed $5,000 for his victory aboard the Clauson-Marshall-Newman #7BC. He also emerged as the top point getter (points below) heading into Saturday’s finale, that will include another full program. Austin McCarl was dominant in winning his first ever 360 feature in support action.

POWRi/WAR regulars Wyatt Burks and Riley Kreisel started on the front row of the 25-lap main event. Courtney, who started third, shot around the front row to lead lap one and began pulling away ahead of Burks and Kreisel.

Kreisel worked his way to second and the lead pair left the rest behind in the early stages before Dennis Gile, who had climbed from 24th to 15th, slowed and brought a caution out on lap seven. Defending Corn Belt Nationals champion, Brady Bacon, shot into third, and USAC National Sprint Car point leader, Justin Grant moved into the top five.

On lap nine, Bacon disposed of Kreisel for the runner-up spot, as Grant moved into fourth. Grant would nab third from Kreisel on lap 13, and the leaders entered lapped traffic three circuits later.

A final caution flew for Don Droud Jr. with four to go. Though Bacon closed on Courtney, he couldn’t make a pass for the point. Courtney would lead Bacon, Grant, Chris Windom and CJ Leary to the finish line. Ryan Bernal, Carson Short, Jake Swanson, hard-charger Logan Seavey and Wesley Smith rounded out the top ten.

Leary and Short set quick time over their respective groups, and Dustin Clark, Windom, Kreisel and Courtney were heat winners. Dave Darland, who was a flip victim in hot laps, won the C main, and Chase Stockon claimed the B. Doug Sylvester and Jon Hughes flipped in the C main. No one was injured.

“Tim (Clauson) and the guys really gave me a great racecar tonight,” said Courtney in Victory Lane. “I love Knoxville Raceway, in a wing car or a non-wing car. If we could run a midget or Silver Crown car here, it would be sweet. When you think about the drivers who have put their name on the list here, is really cool. We came up a little bit short last year, and we put ourself in a good spot for tomorrow. Hopefully, we can get through qualifying and the qualifier tomorrow and put ourselves in the first couple rows for the feature. This place has a big place in our hearts at Clauson-Marshall Racing. It’s been a tough couple months with the midget and the wing car, but to get a win here our second night out in a non-wing car is good for all of us.”

“We needed a little more racetrack,” said Bacon. “I felt we were the same speed on that one long run once I got to second. I just had to work so hard to get there. The bottom just wasn’t there for us. Sometimes, even the middle will be there, and it just wasn’t there. That happens sometimes. Tyler didn’t make any mistakes. It was a good run. We’ll keep going and try to win it tomorrow. Thanks to Knoxville for having this event with everything going on.”

“This car has been awesome all year,” said Grant. “We’re on the podium again. It was really good. Early on, we were o.k., and we had a section in the middle where we were really good. At the end, we just got tight at the curb and couldn’t attack like we needed to. I tried firing a couple things at Brady, but we just didn’t have what we needed to make it stick. Tyler did a great job. This place is fast. It was another good night, and it should be good points for tomorrow.”

Austin McCarl used a similar plan to Courtney’s as he grabbed a lap one lead from the third starting spot ahead of Joe Beaver and his brother, Carson McCarl in the 18-lap 360 feature. Terry McCarl entered the top four on lap two, and was joined by a fifth running Trey Starks.

While Austin opened up a sizable lead, a blanket could be thrown over the battle for positions two through five. Carson McCarl would get by Beaver for second with a slider in heavy lapped traffic on the tenth circuit.

Austin opened up a half lap lead before a late caution for a slowing Kaleb Johnson, who was running ninth. Austin was never challenged in his first career 360 win here ahead of Carson, Beaver, Terry McCarl and Starks. Jamie Ball, Clint Garner, hard-charger Matt Juhl, Sawyer Phillips and Kelby Watt completed the top ten. Terry McCarl set quick time over the 37-car field, while Garner, Skylar Prochaska, Davey Heskin and Juhl won heat races. Calvin Landis won the B main.

“I think I looked up at the scoreboard going down the backstretch and saw four to go,” said Austin of his big lead. “I was lapping some good guys and felt really good about my pace and my car. I was setting the car up like a 410 in qualifying and the heat, and I learned a lot. I’d like to thank Don Long. Without him, I wouldn’t have been able to compete tonight. It was a good test and tune. It was good to be able to run tonight without having to do double duty.”

Tomorrow night the Second Annual Brandt Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Nationals will crown a $20,000 champion! The 410 sprint cars will also be in action! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check out Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

Corn Belt Nationals Night #1 Results

Time Trial Group One (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 30, CJ Leary, Greenfield, IN (2), 19.386; 2. 36D, Dave Darland, Lincoln, IN (1), 19.557; 3. 4, Justin Grant, Ione, CA (17), 19.766; 4. 69, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (21), 19.833; 5. 11W, Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (16), 19.865; 6. 19, Chris Windom, Canton, IL (10), 19.877; 7. 12S, Wesley Smith, Nixa, MO (9), 20.173; 8. 12, Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA (12), 20.372; 9. 75, Dustin Clark, Washington, IN (4), 20.454; 10. 33M, Matt Westfall, Pleasant Hill, OH (23), 20.505; 11. 19L, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (26), 20.642; 12. 29, Mitch Wissmiller, Saybrook, IL (22), 20.694; 13. 74X, Shane Cottle, Kokomo, IN (14), 20.798; 14. 48, Neal Matuska, Waukee, IA (3), 21.112; 15. 77J, Jack Wagner, Lone Jack, MO (19), 21.170; 16. 0S, Steve Irwin, Fenton, MI (5), 21.171; 17. 18, Terry Richards, Denton, NE (6), 21.180; 18. 8D, Justin Standridge, Athens, IL (7), 21.370; 19. 9W, Justin Zimmerman, Athens, TX (27), 21.746; 20. 87, Paul Dues, Minster, OH (25), 21.839; 21. 5, Chuck Alexander, Chariton, IA (13), 22.069; 22. 2, Jason Billups, Holt, MO (18), 22.108; 23. 66M, Max Grogan, Basehor, KS (24), 22.510; 24. 73, Sam Wagner, Lone Jack, MO (11), 22.605; 25. 71, Robert Bell, Colfax, IA (20), 22.754; 26. 27, Steve Thomas, Rantoul, IL (15), 22.955; 27. 6, Mario Clouser, Auburn, IL (8), NT.

Time Trial Group Two (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 71P, Carson Short, Marion, IL (22), 19.631; 2. 5S, Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, IN (7), 19.685; 3. 17, Nick Bilbee, Indianapolis, IN (10), 19.734; 4. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (26), 19.788; 5. 19A, Tanner Thorson, Minden, NV (15), 19.855; 6. 19AZ, Logan Seavey, Sutter, CA (2), 20.033; 7. 91, Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (9), 20.074; 8. 34AZ, Jake Swanson, Anaheim, CA (14), 20.081; 9. 24, Brian VanMeveren, Woodbury, MN (8), 20.116; 10. 17GP, Ryan Bernal, Hollister, CA (4), 20.131; 11. 28, Brandon Mattox, Terre Haute, IN (12), 20.327; 12. 9K, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (16), 20.570; 13. 77, Dustin Smith, Russiaville, IN (13), 20.674; 14. 1M, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (19), 20.682; 15. 13, Dennis Gile, Phoenix, AZ (20), 20.968; 16. 16, Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN (6), 21.159; 17. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (1), 21.306; 18. 90, Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO (11), 21.321; 19. ST1, Lane Stone, Concordia, MO (23), 21.343; 20. 0, Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, IA (5), 21.622; 21. 4T, Josh Castro, Peoria, AZ (17), 21.788; 22. 2C, Zach Clark, Olathe, KS (25), 21.964; 23. 4X, Braydon Cromwell, Lone Jack, MO (21), 22.390; 24. 12X, Doug Sylvester, Ottumwa, IA (3), 22.39; 25. 7, Clinton Bruns, Little Rock, IA (24), 22.464; 26. 13MJ, Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN (18), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Dustin Clark (2); 2. Justin Grant (5); 3. CJ Leary (6); 4. Wyatt Burks (4) / 5. Wesley Smith (3); 6. Jack Wagner (8); 7. Shane Cottle (7); 8. Glen Saville (1) / 9. Terry Richards (9); 10. Robert Bell (11); 11. Max Grogan (10) DNS - 12. Justin Zimmerman; 13. Robert Bell; 14. Mario Clouser

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Chris Windom (4); 2. Brady Bacon (5); 3. Robert Ballou (3); 4. Matt Westfall (2) / 5. Steve Irwin (6); 6. Mitch Wissmiller (1); 7. Sam Wagner (10); 8. Paul Dues (8) / 9. Justin Standridge (9); 10. Neal Matuska (7); 11. Steve Thomas (12); 12. Jason Billups (11) DNS - 13. Dave Darland

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:51.7: 1. Riley Kreisel (3); 2. Nick Bilbee (5); 3. Carson Short (6); 4. Brian VanMeveren (2) / 5. Tanner Thorson (4); 6. Dennis Gile (8); 7. Brandon Mattox (1); 8. Dustin Smith (7) / 9. Jon Hughes (9); 10. Lane Stone (10); 11. Josh Castro (11); 12. Clinton Bruns (13); 13. Braydon Cromwell (12)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:47.8: 1. Tyler Courtney (5); 2. Kevin Thomas Jr. (1); 3. Jake Swanson (3); 4. Ryan Bernal (2) / 5. Chase Stockon (6); 6. Logan Seavey (4); 7. Don Droud Jr. (7); 8. Anthony Nicholson (8) / 9. Brandon Stevenson (10); 10. Zach Clark (11); 11. Doug Sylvester (12); 12. Clinton Boyles (9); 13. Brandon Halverson (13)

C main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Dave Darland (1); 2. Brandon Stevenson (8); 3. Clinton Boyles (4); 4. Terry Richards (5); 5. Lane Stone (6); 6. Justin Zimmerman (17) / 7. Justin Standridge (7); 8. Braydon Cromwell (14); 9. Jason Billups (9); 10. Josh Castro (10); 11. Neal Matuska (3); 12. Clinton Bruns (18); 13. Max Grogan (11); 14. Robert Bell (13); 15. Chuck Alexander (19); 16. Steve Thomas (15); 17. Jon Hughes (2); 18. Zach Clark (12); 19. Doug Sylvester (16) DNS - 20. Brandon Halverson; 21. Mario Clouser

B main (started), 12 Laps, 4:26.1: 1. Chase Stockon (2); 2. Tanner Thorson (4); 3. Wesley Smith (1); 4. Logan Seavey (6); 5. Jack Wagner (9); 6. Shane Cottle (7); 7. Don Droud Jr. (12); 8. Dennis Gile (14) / 9. Steve Irwin (11); 10. Glen Saville (3); 11. Clinton Boyles (19); 12. Dustin Smith (10); 13. Anthony Nicholson (16); 14. Mitch Wissmiller (5); 15. Lane Stone (21); 16. Dave Darland (17); 17. Terry Richards (20); 18. Justin Zimmerman (22); 19. Sam Wagner (15); 20. Brandon Stevenson (18); 21. Paul Dues (13); 22. Brandon Mattox (8)

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Tyler Courtney (3); 2. Brady Bacon (4); 3. Justin Grant (6); 4. Chris Windom (9); 5. CJ Leary (8); 6. Ryan Bernal (14); 7. Carson Short (7); 8. Jake Swanson (10); 9. Logan Seavey (20); 10. Wesley Smith (19); 11. Chase Stockon (17); 12. Wyatt Burks (1); 13. Kevin Thomas Jr. (16); 14. Nick Bilbee (5); 15. Tanner Thorson (18); 16. Riley Kreisel (2); 17. Matt Westfall (15); 18. Shane Cottle (22); 19. Don Droud Jr. (23); 20. Jack Wagner (21); 21. Brian VanMeveren (12); 22. Dustin Clark (13); 23. Robert Ballou (11); 24. Dennis Gile (24). Lap Leader: Courtney 1-25. Hard-charger: Seavey.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 16.515; 2. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (29), 16.530; 3. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (20), 16.564; 4. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (26), 16.573; 5. 66, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (5), 16.578; 6. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 16.621; 7. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (13), 16.651; 8. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.657; 9. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (1), 16.684; 10. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15), 16.697; 11. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (36), 16.701; 12. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (21), 16.744; 13. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (33), 16.770; 14. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (23), 16.775; 15. 83, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (17), 16.801; 16. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (19), 16.814; 17. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (11), 16.851; 18. 35P, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (34), 16.868; 19. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (4), 16.879; 20. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (24), 16.896; 21. 6R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (2), 16.947; 22. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (6), 16.947; 23. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (27), 16.964; 24. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (10), 16.979; 25. 27T, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (32), 17.013; 26. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (3), 17.033; 27. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (28), 17.037; 28. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (18), 17.062; 29. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (14), 17.130; 30. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (30), 17.144; 31. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (35), 17.194; 32. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (22), 17.263; 33. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (12), 17.296; 34. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (16), 17.531; 35. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (31), 17.702; 36. B29, JJ Beaver, Knoxville, IA (37), 18.587; 37. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (25), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.0: 1. Clint Garner (3); 2. Ryan Bunton (1); 3. Josh Higday (2); 4. Kaleb Johnson (4); 5. Terry McCarl (6); 6. Ricky Montgomery (5); 7. Ryan Leavitt (9); 8. Chris Morgan (8); 9. Tucker Klaasmeyer (7); 10. Dan Henning (10)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.4: 1. Skylar Prochaska (2); 2. Carson McCarl (6); 3. Riley Goodno (1); 4. Sawyer Phillips (4); 5. Austin McCarl (5); 6. Calvin Landis (3); 7. Brad Comegys (8); 8. Ben Brown (7); 9. John Anderson (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.1: 1. Davey Heskin (1); 2. Jamie Ball (4); 3. Tasker Phillips (2); 4. Kelby Watt (6); 5. Rob Kubli (3); 6. Matt Moro (5); 7. Eric Bridger (8); 8. AJ Moeller (7); 9. Alan Zoutte (9)

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.4: 1. Matt Juhl (2); 2. Nathan Mills (1); 3. Chris Martin (4); 4. Joe Beaver (5); 5. Christian Bowman (3); 6. Cody Ledger (8); 7. Trey Starks (6); 8. Tom Lenz (7) DNS – JJ Beaver

B main (started), 10 Laps, 3:10.7: 1. Calvin Landis (1); 2. AJ Moeller (5); 3. Cody Ledger (12); 4. Nathan Mills (4) / 5. Tucker Klaasmeyer (3); 6. Eric Bridger (9); 7. Chris Morgan (7); 8. Ryan Leavitt (11); 9. Tom Lenz (8); 10. Brad Comegys (10); 11. Ben Brown (6); 12. Dan Henning (15); 13. Alan Zoutte (13); 14. John Anderson (14); 15. JJ Beaver (16); 16. Christian Bowman (2) DNS – Riley Goodno

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Austin McCarl (3); 2. Carson McCarl (6); 3. Joe Beaver (1); 4. Terry McCarl (5); 5. Trey Starks (8); 6. Jamie Ball (7); 7. Clint Garner (9); 8. Matt Juhl (15); 9. Sawyer Phillips (12); 10. Kelby Watt (4); 11. Kaleb Johnson (10); 12. Davey Heskin (17); 13. Tasker Phillips (19); 14. Ricky Montgomery (2); 15. Chris Martin (13); 16. Cody Ledger (23); 17. Matt Moro (11); 18. Skylar Prochaska (14); 19. Calvin Landis (21); 20. Josh Higday (16); 21. Rob Kubli (20); 22. AJ Moeller (22); 23. Ryan Bunton (18); 24. Nathan Mills (24). Lap Leader: A. McCarl 1-18. Hard-charger: Juhl.

Corn Belt Nationals Points After Night #1

1. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, 494
2. 69, Brady Bacon, 489
3. 4, Justin Grant, 489
4. 30, CJ Leary, 486
5. 19, Chris Windom, 484
6. 71P, Carson Short, 482
7. 17, Nick Bilbee, 467
8. 34AZ Jake Swanson, 466
9. 5s, Chase Stockon, 466
10. 17GP, Ryan Bernal, 463
11. 11w, Wyatt Burks, 461
12. 19AZ, Logan Seavey, 459
13. 12s, Wesley Smith, 458
14. 91, Riley Kreisel, 458
15. 19A, Tanner Thorson, 452
16. 9K, Kevin Thomas, 451
17. 75, Dustin Clark, 442
18. 33M, Matt Westfall, 441
19. 12, Robert Ballou, 436
20. 24, Brian VanMeveren, 435
21. 74x, Shane Cottle, 424
22. 1m, Don Droud Jr., 420
23. 77J, Jack Wagner, 419
24. 13, Dennis Gile, 411
25. 0s, Steve Irwin, 392
26. 19L, Glen Saville, 391
27. 29, Mitch Wissmiller, 387
28. 77, Dustin Smith, 383
29. 36D, Dave Darland, 382
30. 16, Anthony Nicholson, 375
31. 28, Brandon Mattox, 370
32. 90, Clinton Boyles, 363
33. 18, Terry Richards, 362
34. ST1, Lane Stone, 359
35. 87, Paul Dues, 351
36. 73, Sam Wagner, 350
37. 0, Brandon Stevenson, 350
38. 9w, Justin Zimmerman, 347
39. 8D, Justin Standridge, 330
40. 48, Neal Matuska, 327
41. 4T, Josh Castro, 312
42. 67, Jon Hughes, 312
43. 2, Jason Billups, 309
44. 4x, Braydon Cromwell, 306
45. 66M, Max Grogan, 302
46. 71, Robert Bell, 299
47. 7, Clinton Bruns, 297
48. 2c, Zach Clark, 297
49. 5, Chuck Alexander, 296
50. 27, Steve Thomas, 290
51. 12x, Doug Sylvester, 288
52. 13MJ, Brandon Halverson, 276
53. 6, Mario Clouser, 269

 

 

Corny!

(Bill W) June 30, 2020, Monroe, IA – Over fifty entries have come in already for this weekend’s 2nd Annual Corn Belt Nationals. There are many first timers at Knoxville again, which is always interesting. Some take to the track right away, and well…some don’t.

Brady Bacon’s win at Putnamville’s Sprintacular last Saturday night has him poised for Knoxville, where he swept the inaugural running of the Corn Belt last year. Consider visiting the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Saturday at 2 p.m. if you’re in the area. Hall of Famer Pat Sullivan will be hosting Brady and Tyler Courtney on the second floor. I assume “Sunshine” will be doing double duty Saturday as the 410’s are on the card.

Justin Grant, a former Knoxville winner, leads the USAC National Sprint Car points heading into the Corn Belt Nationals, followed by Chris Windom, Bacon, CJ Leary and Chase Stockon. The POWRi/WAR Sprints come in with Riley Kreisel leading their standings, ahead of Jack and Sam Wager, Mario Clouser and Wyatt Burks. Look for Clinton Boyles, who campaigns for Paul Hazen in Indiana and won at Kokomo last weekend, to be a teammate to Kreisel.

The Fourth of July doubleheader last weekend at Knoxville Raceway saw some great racing! Brian Brown swept both the 410 and 360 features on Friday, and Chase Young won in the Pros. Saturday, Justin Henderson racked up his first 410 win at Knoxville since 2015, unknowingly holding off Brown by .066 seconds. Austin McCarl caught a bad break with a caution and battled tough most of the way. Scott Bogucki lost a lead and then passed Jamie Ball on the last lap to win his first at Knoxville. Russ Hall led wire to wire in the Pros.

JJ Hickle had a unique trip out from Quilcene, Washington on the Olympic peninsula. The ten-time ASCS regional winner was trying to get in three nights of racing in his 360. An engine change took him out of time trials and his heat on Friday at Knoxville. He did go 18th to eight in his heat. Saturday went better, as he made the feature, but flipped while running sixth. A Sunday trip to Moberly, Missouri with the Sprint Invaders went better with a fourth place finish.

Ayrton Gennetten won at Moberly for the second time this year, after a five-lead-change battle with Austin Alumbaugh. Ayrton made the show with the 410’s on Friday at Knoxville before being rained out Saturday at Lake Ozark.

Twenty-five year veteran of the fire crew at Knoxville, the late Ruth Graves was inducted into the Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame Saturday. Good buddies Dave Hill, Kris Krohn and Randy Martin were also inducted and well deserving!

Cap Henry is a driver on a roll right now in Ohio. Since teaming up with the Lane Racing #4 team a couple years ago, the wins have been coming. Cap has racked up two wins in four races during Ohio Speedweek (Fremont and Wayne County). He’s been able to capture some big paydays the last couple years, including the Rick Susong Memorial at Wayne County last fall.

Ohio Speedweek picks up again tonight at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex near Peebles. It should be interesting. Muskingum County, Portsmouth and two nights at Sharon will wind up the week for the All Stars.

The WoO canceled their west coast trip later in the year. It should be interesting to see how they fill September in a crazy season.

There’s plenty of action in the Midwest the next couple of weeks between the WoO, Knoxville, IRA and MOWA gets started July 17.

Kerry Madsen and Brian Brown continue to lead the Midwest Thunder Sprints points (see below). The schedule is getting a bit more clear for 410’s in the Midwest so I’ve added to the tentative schedule (also below and subject to change). Donations are down a bit during the pandemic. If you’d like to give towards the point fund, drop me an e-mail at sprntcar@hotmail.com. It can be anonymous, or you can get free advertising with your donation on OpenWheel101.com, your choice!

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Up Next for the Midwest Thunder Sprints…

Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO)

Fri, July 10 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA)

Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO)

Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA)

Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 302

2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 290 (2)

3. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 247

4. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 227

5. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 180 (1)

6. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 178

(tie) Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 178

7. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 177

8. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 174

9. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 154

10. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 148 (1)

11. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 124

12. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 101

13. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 100 (2)

14. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 83

15. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 74

16. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 72

17. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70

18. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 63

19. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 60

20. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 59

21. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 56

22. Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 55

23. Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW, Aust., 54

(tie) Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 54

25. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 52

26. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 50 (1)

(tie) Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 50

28. Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 48

29. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 44

(tie) Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44

31. Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 39

32. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 38

33. Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 30

34. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 28

35. James Broty, Lonsdale, MN, 26

36. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 25

37. Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 20

38. Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 18

(tie) Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 18

(tie) Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 18

(tie) Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 18

42. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 16

(tie) Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA, 16

(tie) Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 16

(tie) Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 16

46. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 14

(tie) Bryce Schmitt, Plymouth, WI, 14

(tie) Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 14

(tie) Matt VandeVere, Zion, IL, 14

50. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 12

51. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 10

(tie) Tony Kaus, Bloomington, MN, 10

(tie) Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

54. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 8

(tie) Adam Miller, Plymouth, WI, 8

56. Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO, 6

(tie) Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6

(tie) Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 6

59. John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 4

(tie) Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4

(tie) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4

(tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4

(tie) Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN, 4

64. Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 2

(tie) Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 2

(tie) Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, 2

Platinum World of Outlaws member wins…

5, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA

2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA

Tentative 2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)

Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

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

Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)

Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

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

Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Justin Henderson, Tea, SD)

Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO) (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA) (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)

Fri, July 10 – 34 Raceway (IA) (WoO)

Fri, July 10 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) (IRA)

Sat, July 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 11 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (WoO)

Fri, July 17 – Lincoln Speedway (IL) (MOWA)

Sat, July 18 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, July 19 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA)

Fri, July 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) (MOWA)

Sat, July 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Thurs, July 30 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (All Stars/IRA)

Fri, July 31 – Langlade County Speedway (WI) (IRA)

Fri, July 31 – 34 Raceway (IA) (All Stars)

Sat, Aug 1 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (All Stars)

Fri, Aug 7 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (WoO)

Sat, Aug 8 – I-55 Raceway (MO) (Ironman 55)

Mon, Aug 10 – Southern Iowa Speedway (Front Row Challenge)

Thurs, Aug 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO)

Fri, Aug 14 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (WoO)

Sat, Aug 15 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Capitani Classic)

Fri, Aug 21 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA)

Fri, Aug 21 – River Cities Speedway (ND) (WoO)

Sat, Aug 22 – Wilmot Raceway (WI) (IRA)

Sun, Aug 23 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) (IRA)

Sun, Aug 23 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) (WoO)

Fri, Aug 28 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, Aug 29 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sun, Aug 30 – Dirt Oval Route 66 (IL) (IRA)

Sat, Sept 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (WI) (IRA)

Sun, Sept 6 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA)

Fri, Sept 11 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, Sept 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (Jerry Richert Memorial)

Sat, Sept 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) (IRA)

Fri, Sept 25 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, Sept 26 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Fri, Oct 16 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) (WoO)

Much TBD…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fireworks Finale Goes to Justin Henderson at Knoxville Saturday!

Scott Bogucki Nabs First Career 360 Win with Last Lap Pass; Russ Hall Wins in Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 4, 2020) – It was the Fourth of July and Town Crier Night at Knoxville Raceway, and the racing definitely brought the fireworks here Saturday night! Justin Henderson held off Brian Brown at the line to win his tenth career 410 feature here, and first since Season Championship Night in 2015 aboard the Sandvig Motorsports #7. Aussie Scott Bogucki lost a lead late in the 360 main event, but made a last lap pass to reclaim it. Russ Hall won for the second time this year, and for the fourth time in his career in the Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance.

Henderson led Kasey Kahne and Austin McCarl from the pole early in the 20-lap 410 feature. Brian Brown entered the top five on the second lap and two laps later got by Trey Starks for fourth.

Henderson entered lapped traffic on lap seven. McCarl worked by Kahne on lap eight, and Brown followed him into third in heavy lapped traffic at the halfway point. As Henderson worked through traffic, Brown was bottled up in traffic and Kahne got back by him into the third spot.

With four laps to go, Starks was running sixth, when he got upside down in turn two. At the time, McCarl was seriously pressuring Henderson for the lead in traffic in three and four. The stoppage gave Henderson a bit of a reprieve, as he led McCarl, Kahne, Brown and Lynton Jeffrey back to green.

Henderson maintained his lead, while Brown went to work on Kahne for third, passing him with two to go. McCarl was putting pressure on the leader again and slid in front of Henderson in one and two. Henderson was able to duck back under his challenger and maintain the lead.

Brown had something left as well. He grabbed second from McCarl in one and two on the last lap, and was gaining on Henderson entering three and four. As Henderson cruised on the high side, Brown hit the low side of four. A drag race ensued, with Henderson just edging Brown by sixty-six thousandths of a second for his tenth career 410 win here and a $4,000 payday.

Brown was second, ahead of Austin McCarl, Kahne and Terry McCarl. Matt Juhl, Jeffrey, Davey Heskin, Josh Schneiderman and hard-charger Tasker Phillips rounded out the top ten. Brown set quick time, while Roger Crockett, Sawyer Phillips and Chris Martin were heat race winners. McKenna Haase won the B main.

“We had a heck of a competitor there champing at the bit,” said Henderson in Victory Lane. “It was a little hairy after the restart. The wing would come back on the straightaway, and come back ahead. I’m so excited! It’s been so long since I’ve been here. I can’t explain how happy I am. I’m sure they were all over me with the way the wing was handling. It was a pivotal moment to have that red. It really helped us win.”

Joe Beaver was the early leader in the 20-lap 360 feature. Scott Bogucki and Harli White trailed him early. Brian Brown was vying for a $2,000 bonus for sweeping the class for the weekend, but that fell by the wayside on lap three when he exited with apparent rear-end problems on his car.

Beaver led Bogucki, White, Jamie Ball and Josh Higday back to green. Bogucki reeled Beaver in, and slid in front of him to lead lap five. A Clint Garner spin added to a frustrating night for the former track champ, and brought the caution flag. On lap seven, Washington state visitor JJ Hickle brought a red flag with a flip in turn two. He walked away.

Bogucki led Beaver, White, Ball and Kaleb Johnson back to the green flag. Ball quickly took third, and then got by Beaver on lap eight. White followed him into third as Beaver had gotten over the turn two cushion and into the wall, losing ground.

On lap 16, Ball really gained on the leader in traffic, and with two laps to go, took the point in heavy lapped traffic. Ball led coming for the white flag, but Bogucki was battling back and got the lead back heading into turn one. He held on for the $2,000 score, his first here at Knoxville.

Bogucki’s won over Ball, White, Jack Dover and Davey Heskin. Johnson, Higday, Matt Covington, Carson McCarl and Kelby Watt completed the top ten. Brown set quick time over the 38-car field, and Dover, Calvin Landis, Beaver and McCarl were heat winners. Chris Morgan claimed the B main.

“I made a dumb mistake in the heat race and ran into the fence,” said Bogucki in Victory Lane. “The boys had to change everything from the motor plate back. I almost pulled the pin, until they said I was starting on the pole. It was a good race. I led one of these before with two to go and got overtaken, and it happened again. I decided that wasn’t going to happen this time. I was looking at the middle there, and I know when it throws dirt at it, you can get a good run. It’s one of those things when you’re leading, you’re a sitting duck. It’s one of those things I didn’t want to have to attempt until I had to. It was great.”

Russ Hall led the distance in the 15-lap Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance feature. The only stoppage came when Tyler Barrick upset his car in turn one, one lap into the event. Unfortunately, it was the second night in a row for Barrick, who walked away from the incident.

Evan Epperson chased Hall the distance, while Jeff Wilke moved up to finish third after starting sixth. Mike Mayberry was fourth and Brandon Worthington was fifth. Hard-charger Matthew Stelzer, Joel Thorpe, Matt Johnson, Chris Walraven and Mike Johnston rounded out the top ten. Johnston and Thorpe won the heat races.

“I have to thank everyone on this team,” said Hall in Victory Lane. “I just want to thank everyone for coming out. This feels great.”

Next Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11 will be the Second Annual Brandt Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Nationals featuring the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Cars and POWRi/WAR non-wing sprints. The 360 sprint class will be in action Friday, and the 410’s will take to the track Saturday. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check out Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (2), 16.193; 2. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (15), 16.601; 3. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (27), 16.617; 4. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (16), 16.687; 5. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (1), 16.714; 6. 9, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (17), 16.727; 7. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (10), 16.730; 8. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (21), 16.732; 9. 2KS, Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN (14), 16.810; 10. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (8), 16.838; 11. 9W, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (22), 16.843; 12. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (25), 16.912; 13. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (13), 16.927; 14. 19, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (4), 16.927; 15. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (24), 16.942; 16. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (26), 16.942; 17. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (6), 16.960; 18. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (7), 17.010; 19. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (11), 17.181; 20. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (12), 17.252; 21. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 17.279; 22. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (9), 17.451; 23. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (5), 17.494; 24. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (23), 17.595; 25. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (20), 17.798; 26. 23, Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI (19), 17.981; 27. 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN (3), 18.460.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Roger Crockett (1); 2. Davey Heskin (2); 3. Brian Brown (6); 4. Terry McCarl (4); 5. Matt Juhl (3); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 7. Bobby Mincer (7); 8. Skylar Prochaska (8); 9. Mike Ayers (9)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.6: 1. Sawyer Phillips (1); 2. Austin McCarl (4); 3. Paige Polyak (2); 4. Ryan Giles (3); 5. Justin Henderson (5); 6. Trey Starks (6); 7. Russel Borland (9); 8. McKenna Haase (7); 9. Joe Simbro (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.6: 1. Chris Martin (1); 2. Josh Schneiderman (2); 3. Jeff Swindell (4); 4. Kasey Kahne (5); 5. Hunter Schuerenberg (6); 6. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (3); 7. Tasker Phillips (7); 8. Jordan Goldesberry (8); 9. Tori Knutson (9)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 2:21.8: 1. McKenna Haase (1); 2. Skylar Prochaska (2); 3. Jordan Goldesberry (4); 4. Russel Borland (6) / 5. Mike Ayers (5); 6. Joe Simbro (3); 7. Tori Knutson (7)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Justin Henderson (1); 2. Brian Brown (6); 3. Austin McCarl (3); 4. Kasey Kahne (2); 5. Terry McCarl (8); 6. Matt Juhl (16); 7. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 8. Davey Heskin (10); 9. Josh Schneiderman (14); 10. Tasker Phillips (20); 11. Hunter Schuerenberg (5); 12. Sawyer Phillips (12); 13. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (18); 14. Chris Martin (15); 15. Jeff Swindell (9); 16. Roger Crockett (11); 17. Ryan Giles (13); 18. Bobby Mincer (19); 19. Skylar Prochaska (22); 20. Paige Polyak (17); 21. McKenna Haase (21); 22. Russel Borland (24); 23. Trey Starks (4); 24. Jordan Goldesberry (23). Lap Leader: Henderson 1-20. $750 Jocko’s Sprint Parts Hard-charger: T. Phillips.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (3), 17.192; 2. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (2), 17.200; 3. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (11), 17.201; 4. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (5), 17.256; 5. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (9), 17.273; 6. 66, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (13), 17.336; 7. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (6), 17.369; 8. 83, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (10), 17.455; 9. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (4), 17.482; 10. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (21), 17.494; 11. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (34), 17.506; 12. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (8), 17.514; 13. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (36), 17.523; 14. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (15), 17.538; 15. 63, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (32), 17.565; 16. 47X, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (29), 17.605; 17. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (24), 17.643; 18. 13MJ, Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN (1), 17.654; 19. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (16), 17.709; 20. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (27), 17.727; 21. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.727; 22. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (30), 17.742; 23. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (12), 17.803; 24. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (37), 17.805; 25. 23, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (25), 17.810; 26. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (26), 17.881; 27. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (18), 17.910; 28. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (17), 17.916; 29. 4, Evan Martin, California, MO (19), 17.926; 30. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (20), 17.977; 31. 4C, Cody Hansen, Nunda, SD (31), 18.162; 32. 05, Colin Smith, Sheldon, IA (35), 18.166; 33. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (14), 18.270; 34. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (23), 19.130; 35. 03, Jamey Ogston, Duluth, MN (22), 19.225; 36. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (33), 19.378; 37. B29, JJ Beaver, Knoxville, IA (38), 21.317; DQ (No Report to Scales) 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (28).

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:05.5: 1. Jack Dover (4); 2. Brian Brown (6); 3. Ryan Leavitt (2); 4. Matt Moro (3); 5. Riley Goodno (1); 6. Scott Bogucki (5); 7. Devon Dobie (7); 8. Evan Martin (8); 9. Alan Zoutte (9) DNS – JJ Beaver

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:05.9: 1. Calvin Landis (1); 2. Matt Covington (3); 3. Alex Hill (4); 4. Ricky Montgomery (5); 5. Jamie Ball (6); 6. Clint Garner (10); 7. Brandon Halverson (2); 8. Nathan Mills (8); 9. Christian Bowman (7); 10. Ben Brown (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Joe Beaver (4); 2. Chris Morgan (1); 3. JJ Hickle (3); 4. Brad Comegys (2); 5. Josh Higday (6); 6. Eric Bridger (7); 7. Kelby Watt (5); 8. Cody Hansen (8); 9. Jamey Ogston (9)

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 2:07.1: 1. Carson McCarl (1); 2. Davey Heskin (2); 3. Kaleb Johnson (4); 4. Dylan Westbrook (3); 5. Harli White (6); 6. Tom Lenz (7); 7. Colin Smith (8); 8. Rob Kubli (5); 9. John Anderson (9)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 3:06.0: 1. Chris Morgan (4); 2. Brad Comegys (2); 3. Riley Goodno (3); 4. Brandon Halverson (1); 5. Clint Garner (18) / 6. Tom Lenz (8); 7. Eric Bridger (7); 8. Devon Dobie (5); 9. Colin Smith (12); 10. Nathan Mills (10); 11. Evan Martin (9); 12. Ben Brown (14); 13. Cody Hansen (11); 14. Alan Zoutte (13); 15. John Anderson (16); 16. Jamey Ogston (15); 17. JJ Beaver (17)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Scott Bogucki (1); 2. Jamie Ball (7); 3. Harli White (4); 4. Jack Dover (5); 5. Davey Heskin (17); 6. Kaleb Johnson (10); 7. Josh Higday (6); 8. Matt Covington (11); 9. Carson McCarl (19); 10. Kelby Watt (12); 11. Dylan Westbrook (20); 12. Clint Garner (24, alt.); 13. Matt Moro (14); 14. Ryan Leavitt (16); 15. Riley Goodno (22); 16. Alex Hill (9); 17. Joe Beaver (2); 18. Rob Kubli (18); 19. Brandon Halverson (23); 20. Brad Comegys (21); 21. Ricky Montgomery (3); 22. JJ Hickle (13); 23. Calvin Landis (15); 24. Brian Brown (8) DNS – Chris Morgan. Lap Leaders: Beaver 1-4, Bogucki 5-17, Ball 18-19, Bogucki 20. $750 Jocko’s Sprint Parts Hard-charger: Garner.

Pro Series Results

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:55.1: 1. Mike Johnston (1); 2. Russ Hall (6); 3. Mike Mayberry (8); 4. Chris Walraven (3); 5. Carter Chevalier (4); 6. Matthew Stelzer (7); 7. Devin Wignall (5); 8. Tyler Barrick (2)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:55.1: 1. Joel Thorpe (2); 2. Evan Epperson (6); 3. Brandon Worthington (4); 4. Jeff Wilke (8); 5. Matthew Johnson (7); 6. Chase Young (5); 7. Jaslyn Jones (1); 8. Matt Allen (3)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Russ Hall (1); 2. Evan Epperson (2); 3. Jeff Wilke (6); 4. Mike Mayberry (3); 5. Brandon Worthington (7); 6. Matthew Stelzer (11); 7. Joel Thorpe (4); 8. Matthew Johnson (8); 9. Chris Walraven (9); 10. Mike Johnston (5); 11. Chase Young (12); 12. Carter Chevalier (10); 13. Devin Wignall (13); 14. Matt Allen (15); 15. Jaslyn Jones (14); 16. Tyler Barrick (16). Lap Leader: Hall 1-15. $750 Jocko’s Auto Parts Hard-charger: Stelzer.

 

 

 

Brian Brown Sweeps Both 410 and 360 Classes at Knoxville!

Chase Young is Victorious for First Time in Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 3, 2020) – For the third time in his career, Brian Brown swept both the 360 and 410 classes at Knoxville Raceway Friday on Vermeer/“Salute the Troops” Night. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver earned $4,000 for his 410 win, and $2,000 for his 360 triumph. Another 360 win Saturday night would give Brown a $2,000 bonus. It was the 51st 410 win in his career here, and the 17th in a 360. Chase Young won his first career feature at the famous half-mile in the Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance.

An invert of “zero” gave Brown the pole for the 20-lap 410 main event. He darted out to an early lead over Terry McCarl and Lynton Jeffrey. Jeffrey tracked McCarl down, and passed him on lap four.

Brown entered lapped traffic on the seventh circuit before fourth running Austin McCarl got over the turn one cushion and packed his right rear with mud, bringing the yellow flag. Despite efforts in the work area, the 2018 Knoxville track champ was not able to continue.

Matt Juhl passed Terry McCarl for third on the restart. Brown entered lapped traffic on lap 14 with Jeffrey in tow. Jeffrey reeled in the leader using a middle groove that was developing from clay being thrown from the low side of the track.

On lap 16, Jeffrey showed his nose to Brown coming down the back stretch. Brown came down the track to block the maneuver, before Ryan Giles had something break on his #9w and flipped on the front stretch. With four to go.

Brown would pull away on the restart, with plenty of action behind him. Heskin took second from Jeffrey, but Terry McCarl was also on the move, taking third from Jeffrey at the white flag. At the checkers, Brown led McCarl, who made a last lap pass for second, Heskin, Jeffrey and Juhl. Kasey Kahne, Tasker Phillips, hard-charger Josh Schneiderman, Justin Henderson and Trey Starks rounded out the top ten.

Brown set quick time over the 29-car field, while Juhl, Roger Crockett and Hunter Schuerenberg won the heats. Joe Simbro drove from sixth to claim the B main.

“First I want to thank all the activity and military that has served,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “I was going to stay up top in three and four, and all of a sudden, there was Lynton. When I moved to the bottom, my car was pretty good. I’m just the type that would rather run (the top) than (the bottom). Running the bottom as much as we did tonight is good for my confidence and my rhythm. I didn’t know what to do on the restart. I heard Lynton hounding me the whole time. I knew I had to get going.”

The 20-lap 360 feature went similarly. Brown started on the pole, and led Jamie Ball and Ricky Montgomery early on. Clint Garner moved into the top three on lap three, followed by Carson McCarl.

While Brown ran the cushion, Ball closed in on the low side. On lap six, Brown saw Ball and changed to the low side entering three. A good run came to a halt for Montgomery, when he spun and tipped over eight laps in. He was uninjured. While Brown led Ball and Garner, Davey Heskin had moved from 22nd to ninth.

Kaleb Johnson also had a career best run, and moved up to fourth on the restart, while Garner challenged Ball for second. The leaders were back in traffic on lap 14, and Brown pulled away for his 17th career win here, and gave himself a chance at a $2,000 bonus if he can win again Saturday. Ball was second, ahead of Garner, McCarl and Johnson. Heskin, Scott Bogucki, Dylan Westbrook, Matt Covington and Matt Moro completed the top ten.

Joe Beaver set quick time over the 41-car field, and Covington, Westbrook, Bogucki and Jack Dover won heats. Rob Kubli claimed the B main. John Anderson tipped over in his heat race. He was not seriously injured.

“I want to apologize to Jamie,” said Brown of his brush with Ball. “I don’t want to race like that. I knew I was going to run a few laps (on the high side) and see where I was. The next thing you know, he was there. He’s been on a tear, and really turned his season around. If this is not the toughest 360 group in the country, I don’t know what is. I’m proud to see them race every single week.”

Chase Young led from the outset in the 15-lap Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance feature, ahead of Devin Wignall and Evan Epperson. Young stuck to the low groove, while Epperson grabbed second from Wignall. By lap four, Jeff Wilke had entered the top five after starting tenth.

Six laps in, Jaslyn Jones spun in turn one to bring the caution. Wignall reclaimed second from Epperson with a move high in one and two on the restart. With four laps to go, Tyler Barrick got upside down after losing a wheel in turn one to bring the final stoppage. He was not hurt.

Young held off a challenge from Wignall and then drove away to win his first career feature here. Wignall settled for second, ahead of Russ Hall, Matthew Stelzer and Epperson. Wilke, Mike Mayberry, Matthew Johnson, Chris Walraven and Mike Johnston completed the top ten. Mayberry and Wignall won heat races.

“I didn’t think this was ever going to come,” said Young in Victory Lane, who vowed to shave his shaggy beard after a win. “We’ve been working our tail off. I tell you what, we had lots of troubles the second half of last year. We needed this right here for sure. I’ll be baby-faced tomorrow. My family is in the crowd every night! We needed this! I’m just happy to be here.”

Join us at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday for Town Crier Night! It is also Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame Night! All three sprint car divisions will again be in action. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check out Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (19), 16.024; 2. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (5), 16.102; 3. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (28), 16.197; 4. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (11), 16.227; 5. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (1), 16.228; 6. 2KS, Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN (7), 16.340; 7. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (6), 16.347; 8. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (25), 16.368; 9. 9W, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (18), 16.401; 10. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (15), 16.403; 11. 9, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (13), 16.404; 12. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 16.409; 13. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (23), 16.410; 14. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK (9), 16.444; 15. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Versailles, MO (14), 16.565; 16. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (29), 16.573; 17. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (21), 16.591; 18. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (10), 16.612; 19. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (17), 16.708; 20. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (27), 16.716; 21. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (4), 16.801; 22. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (2), 16.812; 23. 19, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (24), 16.832; 24. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (12), 16.898; 25. 23, Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI (22), 17.342; 26. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (20), 17.690; 27. 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN (16), 17.693; 28. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (3), 17.782; 29. 14R, Sean Rayhall, Woodstock, GA (26), 18.265.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.3: 1. Matt Juhl (3); 2. Sawyer Phillips (1); 3. Brian Brown (6); 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 5. Davey Heskin (4); 6. Trey Starks (5); 7. Chris Martin (7); 8. Bobby Mincer (8); 9. Russel Borland (9); 10. Mike Ayers (10)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:19.8: 1. Roger Crockett (2); 2. Kasey Kahne (3); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 4. McKenna Haase (1); 5. Justin Henderson (4); 6. Austin McCarl (6); 7. Josh Schneiderman (7); 8. Paige Polyak (8); 9. Sean Rayhall (10); 10. Joe Simbro (9)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.6: 1. Hunter Schuerenberg (1); 2. Tasker Phillips (3); 3. Ayrton Gennetten (2); 4. Terry McCarl (6); 5. Jeff Swindell (5); 6. Ryan Giles (4); 7. Skylar Prochaska (7); 8. Jordan Goldesberry (8); 9. Tori Knutson (9)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 3:13.2: 1. Joe Simbro (6); 2. Bobby Mincer (2); 3. Skylar Prochaska (1); 4. Jordan Goldesberry (4) / 5. Tori Knutson (7); 6. Russel Borland (5); 7. Mike Ayers (8); 8. Sean Rayhall (9); 9. Paige Polyak (3)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. Terry McCarl (2); 3. Davey Heskin (9); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 5. Matt Juhl (5); 6. Kasey Kahne (8); 7. Tasker Phillips (10); 8. Josh Schneiderman (20); 9. Justin Henderson (12); 10. Trey Starks (6); 11. Sawyer Phillips (14); 12. Roger Crockett (11); 13. Ayrton Gennetten (16); 14. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (17); 15. Jeff Swindell (7); 16. Hunter Schuerenberg (13); 17. Chris Martin (19); 18. McKenna Haase (18); 19. Joe Simbro (21); 20. Jordan Goldesberry (24); 21. Skylar Prochaska (23); 22. Ryan Giles (15); 23. Bobby Mincer (22); 24. Austin McCarl (4). Lap Leader: Brown 1-20. Hard-charger: Schneiderman.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (1), 16.809; 2. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.844; 3. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (20), 16.917; 4. 66, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (29), 16.959; 5. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (8), 16.996; 6. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (23), 17.042; 7. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (25), 17.079; 8. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (5), 17.110; 9. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (22), 17.131; 10. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (34), 17.143; 11. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (6), 17.155; 12. 83, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (7), 17.170; 13. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (9), 17.172; 14. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (19), 17.196; 15. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (13), 17.201; 16. 23, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (15), 17.303; 17. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (32), 17.347; 18. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (33), 17.372; 19. 14, Randy Martin, California, MO (21), 17.381; 20. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (16), 17.386; 21. 4C, Cody Hansen, Nunda, SD (2), 17.388; 22. 47X, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. (39), 17.440; 23. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (14), 17.447; 24. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (31), 17.525; 25. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (17), 17.526; 26. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (37), 17.546; 27. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (40), 17.561; 28. 20, Casey Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA (30), 17.572; 29. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (12), 17.577; 30. 4, Evan Martin, California, MO (24), 17.579; 31. 22X, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (26), 17.847; 32. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (18), 17.888; 33. 03, Jamey Ogston, Duluth, MN (11), 17.908; 34. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (35), 18.125; 35. 05, Colin Smith, Sheldon, IA (10), 18.216; 36. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (4), 18.363; 37. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (36), 18.418; 38. 13MJ, Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN (38), 18.453; 39. B29, Eric Mason, Knoxville, IA (41), 23.036; 40. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (27), NT; 41. 63, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (28), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:07.2: 1. Matt Covington (2); 2. Harli White (4); 3. Josh Higday (3); 4. Brian Brown (5); 5. Joe Beaver (6); 6. Alex Hill (8); 7. Cody Hansen (1); 8. Nathan Mills (7); 9. Jamey Ogston (9); 10. Alan Zoutte (10) DNS – JJ Hickle

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Dylan Westbrook (1); 2. Kaleb Johnson (3); 3. Kelby Watt (2); 4. Chris Morgan (7); 5. Carson McCarl (5); 6. Jamie Ball (6); 7. Evan Martin (8); 8. Calvin Landis (4); 9. Brandon Halverson (10); 10. Ben Brown (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:07.8: 1. Scott Bogucki (5); 2. Eric Bridger (1); 3. Matt Moro (6); 4. Randy Martin (2); 5. Davey Heskin (7); 6. Christian Bowman (4); 7. Brad Comegys (3); 8. Riley Goodno (8); 9. Colin Smith (9) DNS – Eric Mason

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 2:04.6: 1. Jack Dover (2); 2. Clint Garner (5); 3. Ricky Montgomery (6); 4. Tom Lenz (1); 5. Devon Dobie (3); 6. Ryan Leavitt (8); 7. Rob Kubli (4); 8. Dan Henning (10); 9. Casey Friedrichsen (7); 10. John Anderson (9)

B main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Rob Kubli (1); 2. Davey Heskin (7); 3. Brad Comegys (2); 4. Ryan Leavitt (10); 5. Chris Morgan (6); 6. Cody Hansen (3); 7. Evan Martin (8); 8. JJ Hickle (18); 9. Alex Hill (9); 10. Riley Goodno (11); 11. Nathan Mills (5); 12. Brandon Halverson (14); 13. Colin Smith (15); 14. Ben Brown (12); 15. Alan Zoutte (17); 16. Dan Henning (16); 17. Tom Lenz (4); 18. Jamey Ogston (13) DNS – Casey Friedrichsen, John Anderson, Eric Mason

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. Jamie Ball (2); 3. Clint Garner (7); 4. Carson McCarl (9); 5. Kaleb Johnson (10); 6. Davey Heskin (22); 7. Scott Bogucki (3); 8. Dylan Westbrook (14); 9. Matt Covington (11); 10. Matt Moro (6); 11. Kelby Watt (16); 12. Jack Dover (13); 13. Joe Beaver (5); 14. Calvin Landis (18); 15. Harli White (8); 16. Ryan Leavitt (24); 17. Eric Bridger (17); 18. Rob Kubli (21); 19. Brad Comegys (23); 20. Josh Higday (12); 21. Devon Dobie (19); 22. Randy Martin (20); 23. Christian Bowman (15); 24. Ricky Montgomery (4). Lap Leader: Brown 1-20. Hard-charger: Heskin.

Pro Series Results

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.7: 1. Mike Mayberry (1); 2. Chase Young (2); 3. Chris Walraven (3); 4. Matthew Stelzer (5); 5. Joel Thorpe (7); 6. Carter Chevalier (4); 7. Tyler Barrick (8); 8. Mike Johnston (6)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.8: 1. Devin Wignall (4); 2. Evan Epperson (2); 3. Matthew Johnson (3); 4. Russ Hall (6); 5. Jeff Wilke (7); 6. Brandon Worthington (5); 7. Matt Allen (1); 8. Jaslyn Jones (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Chase Young (2); 2. Devin Wignall (4); 3. Russ Hall (5); 4. Matthew Stelzer (8); 5. Evan Epperson (1); 6. Jeff Wilke (10); 7. Mike Mayberry (3); 8. Matthew Johnson (7); 9. Chris Walraven (6); 10. Mike Johnston (16); 11. Brandon Worthington (11); 12. Joel Thorpe (9); 13. Matt Allen (15); 14. Carter Chevalier (13); 15. Jaslyn Jones (14); 16. Tyler Barrick (12). Lap Leader: Young 1-15. Hard-charger: Johnston.

 

 

Strange Times!

(Bill W) June 30, 2020, Monroe, IA – As if the year wasn’t surreal enough, race fans received the one-two punch of the King’s Royal at Eldora and the Knoxville Nationals being canceled in consecutive days. July and August will just not be the same. We’ll have to find our racing fixes somehow.

Indiana Midget Week was as advertised again. Of course, the midgets were great, but there were also 40 plus sprints most nights as well. Catching commentary from Pat Sullivan at both Paragon and Putnamville for the sprints was an extra treat. I had heard Pat before, but the light bulb really clicked for me in 2000 at the June 3 USAC Silver Crown Hawkeye 100 at Knoxville.

Pat has a flow and storytelling quality when he announces, and the information came quickly to someone not as familiar with Silver Crown as I should have been. I found myself trying to soak in as much as I could from Pat, and I’ve respected him greatly both on the mike and in print since. The professor can preach!

The feature results from that night…

Silver Crown Hawkeye Hundred Results (started), 100 laps, NT: 1. 6, Jay Drake, Val Verde, CA (11) 2. 9, J.J. Yeley, Phoenix, AZ (5) 3. 67, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, (4) 4. 53, Brad Fox, Avon, IN (2) 5. 23, Jack Hewitt, Troy, OH (12) 6. 51, Russ Gamester, Peru, IN (3) 7. 69, Brian Tyler, Parma, MI (21) 8. 99, John Heydenreich, Bloomsburg, PA (7) 9. 56, Dave Darland, Kokomo, IN (13) 10. 44, Bud Kaeding, Campbell, CA (19) 11. 63, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (14) 12. 20, Tony Elliott, Kokomo, IN (15) 13. 100, Paul White, TX (24) 14. 1, Ryan Newman, South Bend, IN (1) 15. 175, Brett Hearn, Vernon, NJ (23) 16. 37, Tracy Hines, New Castle, IN (17) 17. 80, Robby Flock, Murrieta, CA (18) 18. 41, Eric Gordon, Indianapolis, IN (26) 19. 7, Ed Carpenter, Indianapolis, IN (20) 20. 153, Tom Capie, Trevose, PA (22) 21. 12, Rod Holshouser, Cape Girardeau, MO (25) 22. 40, Brad Noffsinger, Concord, NC (9) 23. 50, Jerry Coons Jr., Tucson, AZ (16) 24. 46, Donnie Lehmann, Springfield, IL (6) 25. 11, Jimmy Sills, Placerville, CA (10) 26. 62, Bill Rose, Plainfield, IN (8). Lap leaders: Newman 1-4, Fox 5-50, Yeley 51-87, Drake 88-100.

Rob Klepper’s flow was in great form as well, as we tracked Kyle Larson’s win streak during Midget Week. It peaked at eight. Three with the All Stars, a two-night WoO sweep at Knoxville, and the first three nights of midget week (the second two from 15th and 14th). He then has gone second, first, second, second, second, second, third and really tanked last night during PA Speedweek at Lincoln, running sixth. I feel a bucket with wheels would be no problem for “Young Money.”

PA Speedweek should be on everyone’s bucket list. Saturday’s feature at Lincoln was top notch, with Danny Dietrich actually passing Larson in the late going. Dietrich again prevailed Sunday night at Selinsgrove. Rico Abreu, who won at Lincoln last night, challenged briefly, but had his hands full in a four-way battle for second with Larson, Anthony Macri and Brock Zearfoss.

My return from North Carolina nuptials, unfortunately missed Bulls Gap, Tennessee by one day. Aaron Reutzel topped the All Stars there, sans Sam Hafertepe Jr. (who swept ASCS shows at Caney Valley and Little Rock), and Dietrich and Zearfoss who elected to stay in PA at Speedweek. Reutzel found his way to second last night at Lincoln.

PA Speedweek continues tonight at Grandview, tomorrow at Port Royal, Thursday at Hagerstown, Friday at Williams Grove and Saturday back at Port. Do yourself a favor and order FloRacing.

Paul Nienhiser broke through with the Sprint Invaders at 34 Raceway Saturday. A fast, heavy track saw McKenna Haase challenging until a late red. She settled for second, but could have ended her 360 season with a last lap blown motor. Jamie Ball, who won at Knoxville June 20 and finished in the top five Saturday at I-80 Speedway, finished third in West Burlington.

Logan Schuchart scored another big win in a rising career with his $30,000 score at the Jackson Nationals in Minnesota. That was also a good one, and it was fun to see Sheldon Haudenschild putting it one the line again alongside Brad Sweet. The WoO heads to Cedar Lake this weekend.

Kerry Madsen leads the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com by just twelve markers over Brian Brown. Parker Price-Miller, Ian Madsen and Tim Kaeding round out the early top five. See below for full points and think about contributing to the point fund.

The series gets busy this weekend with the events at Cedar Lake, as well as a big two-nighter at Knoxville. The IRA caps the weekend on Sunday at 141 Speedway near Francis Creek, Wisconsin…another track you should visit.

Knoxville is upping the July 3 and 4 purses for 360’s this weekend. It will be $2,000 to win both nights, plus a $2,000 bonus for a sweep. Ambitious drivers and Missouri Warriors will hit Moberly Sunday with the Sprint Invaders with another $2,000 top prize to cap Fourth of July weekend.

The Corn Belt Nationals are on the horizon next week.

…until next time…

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Up Next…

Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

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

Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO)

Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA)

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

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 212

2. Brian Brown, Grain Vally, MO, 200 (1)

3. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 157

(tie) Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 157

5. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 147

6. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 143

7. Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 129

8. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 128

9. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 110

10. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 100 (2)

11. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 84

12. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 76

13. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 75

14. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 72

15. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70

16. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 59

17. Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 55

18. Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW, Aust., 54

19. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 50 (1)

(tie) Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 50

(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 50

22. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 44

(tie) Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 44

24. Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 42

25. Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 30

26. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 26

27. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 24

28. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 20

29. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 18

(tie) Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 18

(tie) Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 18

32. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 16

(tie) Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 16

34. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 14

(tie) Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 14

(tie) Matt VandeVere, Zion, IL, 14

37. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 12

38. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 10

39. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 8

(tie) Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 8

41. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 6

42. Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4

(tie) Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 4

(tie) Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA, 4

(tie) Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 4

46. Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 2

(tie) Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 2

Platinum World of Outlaws member wins…

3, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA

2, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA

Tentative 2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)

Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

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

Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals (Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA)

Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

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

Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO)

Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA)

Then TBD…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Aaron Reutzel is a First-time Winner at Knoxville Raceway!

Jamie Ball Wins His Sixth in the 360 Class; Two Years Off No Problem for Devin Kline in Pro Sprints

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 20, 2020) – Two-time and defending All Star Circuit of Champions titlist Aaron Reutzel picked up his first career win at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday night in dominating fashion. The native of Texas who now calls Knoxville his home, used a week off from the All Star schedule to hone his skills on the famous half-mile and it paid off to the tune of $4,000 aboard the Baughman/Reutzel Motorsports #87. Jamie Ball sealed his sixth career win in the 360 class, while Devin Kline returned after a two-year absence to win in the Pace Performance Pro Sprints.

Sawyer Phillips took off from his pole position starting spot to pace the 20-lap 410 feature early ahead of Austin McCarl, and Reutzel, who started sixth. Phillips was in lapped traffic by the fifth circuit, and a minor hesitation in turns three and four cost the lead.

Reutzel shot by both McCarl and Phillips to lead lap five. In turns one and two, McCarl made contact with Phillips while trying to avoid a lapper. The result was moves by McCarl and Brian Brown into second and third, respectively.

While Reutzel had no peer in traffic, Brown stalked McCarl until tehe twelfth lap, when he found his way by for second in heavy lapped traffic. At that point, Reutzel had built a six second lead on his nearest competitors.

Reutzel cruised home in the non-stop affair, followed by Brown, McCarl, Phillips and Matt Juhl. Josh Schneiderman, Terry McCarl, Davey Heskin, Justin Henderson and Trey Starks rounded out the top ten. Brown set quick time and won his heat. Juhl and Starks were other heat winners.

“We’ve just never put a whole race together here,” said a happy Reutzel in Victory Lane. “Luckily, our schedule worked out where we could come out and test. We tried a few things in qualifying and the heat race. We definitely wanted to try and win it. It was a little bit of a handful, but they said we were plenty gone. Maybe that’s what it takes to get around this place is to have a handful. Hats off to my guys. We were glad to have a weekend off to be here.”

Carson McCarl, who won the 360 opener here two weeks ago, led early in the 18-lap 360 feature. Jamie Ball took second from Joe Beaver on lap two before a caution came out for Stu Snyder three laps in. McCarl led Ball, Beaver, Matt Moro and Clint Garner back to green.

A pair of South Dakotans, Garner and Matt Juhl, moved into fourth and fifth on the restart, and put on a battle of their own. Juhl slid on the low side of Garner entering turn three on lap five and took the third spot before Tom Lenz stopped on the high side of turn two to bring out a second caution.

McCarl took off on the cushion, but Ball’s car was working well on the low side of the racy surface. He shot to the lead when the green fell again, as Juhl picked off tird, getting by Beaver. Lap seven saw Juhl use the low side himself to get by McCarl for second and set his sights on Ball.

Juhl, who won at the Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota Friday night, tried to run down the leader, who entered lapped traffic on the thirteenth circuit. The chase was to no avail.

Ball did have some unneeded excitement in the late going. Coming out of turn four for the checkers, the red flag would fly instead. Sixth running Kelby Watt got sideways, collecting Matt Moro. The two took a nasty ride in turn two that saw necessary fence repair. Fortunately, both walked away.

The green, white, checker finish didn’t phase Ball, who pulled away for his sixth 360 win here. Juhl was second, ahead of Garner, McCarl and Beaver. Brooke Tatnell, Calvin Landis, Lee Grosz, hard-charger Cody Ledger and Kaleb Johnson completed the top ten. Landis set quick time, and Garret Williamson, Tatnell, Ryan Leavitt and Tasker Phillips won heat races. Christian Bowman took the B main. Eric Mason and Chris Morgan were both flip victims in the heats, but both walked away.

“Our Charlie Fisher absolutely rip,” said Ball. “I’ve never felt this good at Knoxville. I could go anywhere. Matt Juhl has been on a roll lately, and he’s a really good racecar driver. I knew I had to get off of turn two, and if I got off of two, I had a decent enough line in three and four to hold him off. My hat goes off to these guys. I’m just the lucky one who gets to drive it. I give it all up to God. I’m lucky for all the opportunities I have. This year I said we’re getting back to fun. That was fun.”

Two years off for former track champion, Devin Kline, was no problem with the Pace Performance Pro Sprints. Kline, who was the career leader in feature wins in the class until being passed last season by Matthew Stelzer, led from start to finish in the 15-lap main event aboard Rookie Matt Allen’s #17.

Ironically, Kline and Stelzer started side by side in row one. While Kline led Stelzer the distance and recorded his twelfth career feature win in the class (tying Stelzer atop the list), Russ Hall, who won the season opener, was working his way from his fifth starting spot up to third. Mike Mayberry was fourth, and Evan Epperson finished fifth. Chase Young, Matthew Johnson, Devin Wignall, Chris Walraven and Jeff Wilke rounded out the top ten. Mayberry and Johnson were heat winners. Mike Johnston got upside down in his heat race. He was o.k., but done for the night.

“I’m tired,” said Kline in Victory Lane. “It’s just like riding a bike. I have to thank Matt Allen. He’s going to run the car the rest of the year, but he let me hop in for a night. I really appreciate that. The guys at White Lightning Motorsports help Matt, so it was the same old car I was used to. I lost my brakes there on the end, and that was a little tricky for me. I got up on some lapped traffic, but we pulled through.”

Knoxville Raceway takes the weekend of June 27 off, but join us for a big doubleheader on Fourth of July weekend! Vermeer Night leads things off on Friday July 3, while the Fourth of July will see Town Crier Night that will also be Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame Night! All three sprint car divisions will be in action both nights. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (1), 15.647; 2. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (10), 15.772; 3. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 15.878; 4. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (11), 15.918; 5. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 15.953; 6. 7, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (13), 15.980; 7. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (3), 16.018; 8. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (12), 16.056; 9. 27, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (7), 16.059; 10. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (6), 16.107; 11. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (19), 16.172; 12. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15), 16.218; 13. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (21), 16.271; 14. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (17), 16.273; 15. 16, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (22), 16.283; 16. 9W, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (5), 16.296; 17. 2KS, Chad Boespflug, Hanford, CA (16), 16.332; 18. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (14), 16.488; 19. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (20), 16.541; 20. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.982; 21. 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN (4), 18.326; 22. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (9), 18.424

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.2: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Chris Martin (2); 3. Ryan Giles (1); 4. Sawyer Phillips (4); 5. Davey Heskin (5); 6. Bobby Mincer (7); 7. Mike Ayers (8); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (3)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.3: 1. Matt Juhl (3); 2. Josh Schneiderman (2); 3. Aaron Reutzel (6); 4. Austin McCarl (5); 5. Chad Boespflug (1); 6. McKenna Haase (4); 7. Joe Simbro (7)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Trey Starks (1); 2. Terry McCarl (6); 3. Justin Henderson (5); 4. Tasker Phillips (3); 5. Tucker Klaasmeyer (4); 6. Tori Knutson (7); 7. Brooke Tatnell (2)

A main (started), 20 Laps, 5:57.8: 1. Aaron Reutzel (6); 2. Brian Brown (8); 3. Austin McCarl (4); 4. Sawyer Phillips (1); 5. Matt Juhl (2); 6. Josh Schneiderman (11); 7. Terry McCarl (7); 8. Davey Heskin (3); 9. Justin Henderson (5); 10. Trey Starks (13); 11. Chris Martin (9); 12. Lynton Jeffrey (16); 13. Tasker Phillips (14); 14. Ryan Giles (15); 15. Bobby Mincer (18); 16. McKenna Haase (12); 17. Chad Boespflug (17); 18. Tucker Klaasmeyer (10); 19. Mike Ayers (21); 20. Joe Simbro (20); 21. Tori Knutson (19). Lap Leaders: S. Phillips 1-4, Reutzel 5-20. Hard-charger: Brown.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.762; 2. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (12), 16.788; 3. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (16), 16.798; 4. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (17), 16.847; 5. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (1), 16.860; 6. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (8), 16.902; 7. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (9), 16.924; 8. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (22), 16.928; 9. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (2), 16.934; 10. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (19), 16.950; 11. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (14), 17.016; 12. 66, Ricky Montgomery, Denver, CO (7), 17.028; 13. 83, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (10), 17.099; 14. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (28), 17.115; 15. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (3), 17.160; 16. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (25), 17.170; 17. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (32), 17.215; 18. 14, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (13), 17.220; 19. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (27), 17.228; 20. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (23), 17.255; 21. 24, Garret Williamson, Columbia, MO (18), 17.274; 22. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (21), 17.289; 23. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (30), 17.321; 24. 23S, Stu Snyder, Waverly, NE (24), 17.427; 25. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (26), 17.511; 26. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (15), 17.535; 27. 6R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (6), 17.601; 28. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (20), 17.605; 29. B29, Eric Mason, Knoxville, IA (31), 17.680; 30. 7B, Ben Brown, Marshall, MO (11), 17.849; 31. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (33), 18.634; 32. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (4), NT; DQ (Illegal Tire) 88, Rowdy Reber, Rapid City, SD (29).

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.7: 1. Garret Williamson (1); 2. Matt Moro (4); 3. Nathan Mills (2); 4. Calvin Landis (6); 5. Joe Beaver (5); 6. Rob Kubli (3); 7. Mitchell Alexander (7); 8. Eric Mason (8) DNS – Ben Woods

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.9: 1. Brooke Tatnell (2); 2. Carson McCarl (4); 3. Matt Juhl (6); 4. Kelby Watt (5); 5. Brad Comegys (1); 6. Tom Lenz (3); 7. Ben Brown (8); 8. Chris Morgan (7)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:06.0: 1. Ryan Leavitt (1); 2. Josh Higday (4); 3. Jamie Ball (6); 4. Cody Ledger (3); 5. Eric Bridger (2); 6. Kaleb Johnson (5); 7. Ryan Bunton (7); 8. Dan Henning (8)

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 2:04.3: 1. Tasker Phillips (2); 2. Clint Garner (6); 3. Ricky Montgomery (4); 4. Lee Grosz (5); 5. Stu Snyder (1); 6. Christian Bowman (3); 7. Rowdy Reber (8); 8. Alan Zoutte (7)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 3:00.8: 1. Christian Bowman (1); 2. Eric Bridger (2); 3. Ryan Bunton (7); 4. Brad Comegys (3); 5. Stu Snyder (4) / 6. Rowdy Reber (12); 7. Mitchell Alexander (5); 8. Ben Brown (10); 9. Dan Henning (11); 10. Alan Zoutte (8) DNS – Chris Morgan, Eric Mason, Ben Woods

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Jamie Ball (5); 2. Matt Juhl (8); 3. Clint Garner (6); 4. Carson McCarl (1); 5. Joe Beaver (2); 6. Brooke Tatnell (13); 7. Calvin Landis (7); 8. Lee Grosz (9); 9. Cody Ledger (17); 10. Kaleb Johnson (11); 11. Josh Higday (10); 12. Ricky Montgomery (12); 13. Rob Kubli (18); 14. Garret Williamson (14); 15. Ryan Leavitt (16); 16. Christian Bowman (20); 17. Stu Snyder (24); 18. Nathan Mills (15); 19. Eric Bridger (21); 20. Kelby Watt (4); 21. Matt Moro (3); 22. Ryan Bunton (22); 23. Tom Lenz (19); 24. Brad Comegys (23) DNS – Tasker Phillips. Lap Leaders: C. McCarl 1-5, Ball 6-18. Hard-charger: Ledger.

Pro Series Results

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:49.8: 1. Mike Mayberry (4); 2. Devin Kline (1); 3. Jeff Wilke (2); 4. Devin Wignall (3); 5. Brandon Worthington (7); 6. Chase Young (8); 7. Carter Chevalier (5); 8. Ryan Navratil (6); 9. Jaslyn Jones (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.3: 1. Matthew Johnson (2); 2. Matthew Stelzer (3); 3. Russ Hall (4); 4. Evan Epperson (6); 5. Chris Walraven (5); 6. Joel Thorpe (1); 7. Tyler Barrick (8); 8. Mike Johnston (7)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:45.0: 1. Devin Kline (1); 2. Matthew Stelzer (2); 3. Russ Hall (5); 4. Mike Mayberry (4); 5. Evan Epperson (6); 6. Chase Young (10); 7. Matthew Johnson (3); 8. Chris Walraven (11); 9. Jeff Wilke (7); 10. Tyler Barrick (12); 11. Carter Chevalier (14); 12. Devin Wignall (9); 13. Ryan Navratil (16); 14. Jaslyn Jones (15); 15. Joel Thorpe (13); 16. Brandon Worthington (8) DNS – Mike Johnston. Lap Leader: Kline. Hard-charger: Young.

 

 

My Carona!

(Bill W) June 18 - It certainly has been a strange year to say the least on a number of counts. For those who started in Florida or PA, the wait was not quite as long for racing, but for the rest of us it was close to torture. I’ve never beaten myself up for not attending a race more than I did at my passing of the Shamrock Classic in March…but who knew?

My son Sam and I were enjoying Spring Break in the south when all of this started. We enjoyed our trip, then came home to well, stay home.

I was extremely fortunate to be asked by Terry McCarl to be a scorer for the “Corona Clash” in Park Jefferson April 25, so we were able to get our race fix a little. It was really a great race that many saw on PPV, won by Brock Zearfoss.

Check out the shirt in the picture. It was quickly handed to me by Glen Freeland. Are there more? I don’t know, but mine hangs with mask in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum for historical purposes.

Two weeks later, the World of Outlaws were at Knoxville, with David Gravel winning another thriller. Of course, many saw that as by all accounts it was one of the biggest (if not the biggest) PPV hits in sprint car history.

I was fortunate enough to cover a Jackson event that saw Brad Sweet get by Donny Schatz and Sheldon Haudenschild for the win (without fans)…and the following week found Jeff Broeg and myself on SpeedShiftTV announcing to the folks at home from 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. California’s Kyle Offill bested 40 cars in Sprint Invaders action in the first time he’s ever seen the place.

Thank goodness that was the last race I was in attendance without fans. It is a very strange feeling, and very quiet. Jackson and Knoxville were extremely so. It just doesn’t feel right. We can be thankful that PPV, tracks and series were willing to roll the dice on such events, however.

It was back to Park Jeff at the end of May for the All Stars opener. What an odd occurrence for the series to race their first point events at venues they had never been at, and continue south and west. The IRA was also in attendance (for show-up points I believe). The racing was good on night one when Aaron Reutzel won, but Saturday’s show had the crowd on its feet! Austin McCarl and Reutzel went back and forth in a race that many will remember.

Catching most of the All Stars action through Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and Louisiana on FloRacing, they had some barnburners! Be sure to catch the video highlights on www.OpenWheel101.com!

Of course, Knoxville Raceway got things going with limited fans. They are doing their best to accommodate everyone in tough times. Some assume that 50% capacity actually means you can fit 50%, which is taken out of the equation with social distancing.

Every other row is being used, which is 50%. Now put three seats between yourself and the next group. If you are going solo, that’s three seats on your right, and three on your left. You get the idea. The percentage falls somewhere around 32-34% capacity. You can imagine what that does to those who want reserved tickets. It’s just not possible. The track is getting inundated with calls of complaint…don’t be one of them. Just be happy we have racing. The Nationals decision is said to be coming down on July 1.

Brian Brown, Carson McCarl and Russ Hall had them covered on opening night at Knoxville, and we all know how hot Kyle Larson is right now. He beat them all again last night at Gas City, bringing his win streak to seven (three with the All Stars, two with the WoO at Knoxville, and two during Indiana Midget Week at Paragon and Gas City).

Watching Indiana Midget Week is tough. It makes me wonder why I’m not there more than anything. Over forty midgets and sprints is where it’s at. Dream races. Thank goodness for FloRacing (they just bought SpeedShiftTV), but will keep Darren, Chet, Haley and the gang along for the ride. It’s great to tune in on PPV, but nothing like being at the show, especially when midgets are two and three-wide around a bullring.

Last Sunday, the Sprint Invaders had a great race in Moberly, Missouri. Twenty-seven cars showed up, and the high banks turned out to lend to an electrifying show. Austin McCarl had them covered with an incredible line in one and two, and had lapped up to tenth or so before a caution saw Ayrton Gennetten reel him in for the restart. After trading the lead again, Gennetten slid to the fore and held on for his first ever win with the group. As Gennetten told me afterwards, “It took serious balls for Austin to go up where he did on the banking in turn one.”

Jason Goble has been promoting at Quincy for a while now, and is leasing Moberly from the Claypool’s. He’s getting the bugs worked out in the program, but has had two tremendous shows with great attendance already. With nothing shaking in Illinois, Jason has moved the Sprint Invaders to Moberly again on Sunday, July 5. It’s a good way to cap your holiday weekend.

Speaking of schedules on the fly, which they are right now, you can catch the Sprint Invaders on the quarter-mile in Davenport on Friday, June 26, and at 34 Raceway in West Burlington on Saturday, June 27. That’s the same weekend Knoxville is off, and the Jackson Nationals commence June 25-27. The Sprint Invaders visit to Dubuque Speedway and the fairgrounds there has tentatively been moved back one day to Thursday, July 30.

It was great to see Anthony Macri do so well here at Knoxville, making the show both nights with the WoO and driving strong in the opener as well. He returned to his home state overnight and won Sunday night at Port Royal. The team plans to return to Knoxville for both the 360 and 410 Nationals in August. Certainly, his time racing against competition in the Midwest has paid off for him. Brent Marks also made the 927-mile journey overnight and finished third.

Speaking of Port Royal, it looked like they had great crowds on their first weekend back. Kudos to my friend, Steve O’Neal, who has won National 410 Promoter of the Year four straight times now. A new tunnel and victory lane area are just a couple of the new improvements at the “Speed Palace.” When Port bought those huge grandstands, I wondered how they would ever be filled, but they did just that when they sold out the Tuscarora 50 there last September. It was a great sight!

It was also a late start for my passion, the Midwest Thunder Sprint Series presented by OpenWheel101.com. The Knoxville opener usually marks the beginning and it was so this year as well.

Now things are clicking, but we can always use additions to the point fund. It you’re interested in sponsoring something where 100% of your dollars go to the drivers racing 410 sprint cars, this is it! This is our fourth year, and we’ve increased our point fund every year. We intend to do that again.

Let me know how you can help at www.sprntcar@hotmail.com. Any amount works, and you get free advertising with it, or remain anonymous…you can’t beat that with a stick.

Well, heading to get married this next week to beautiful Ellen in North Carolina with the family. We’re planning on being back in time to call the Sprint Invaders at Burlington (honeymoon delayed until November). Until then, hoping we can get Knoxville in Saturday!

 

 

 

 

Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by OpenWheel101.com Schedule Fills Up!

 

(Bill W) June 16, 2020, Monroe, IA – Five races have been concluded with the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com, and eleven are scheduled over the next three weekends!

 

The last two weeks have seen Brian Brown capture victory at Knoxville Raceway, while with the World of Outlaws, Brad Sweet swept Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin, and Kyle Larson did the same at Knoxville Raceway.

 

Three-time and defending series champion, Kerry Madsen, leads this year’s point race very early on, followed by Brian Brown, Kyle Larson, Shane Stewart and Tim Kaeding.  Parker Price-Miller, Rico Abreu, Brent Marks, Ian Madsen and Tyler Courtney round out the top ten.

 

Point races coming in the next three weekends include weekly action at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa June 20, and July 3 and 4.  The World of Outlaws return to the area June 25-27 for the Jackson Nationals in Minnesota, and to the Cedar Lake Speedway near New Richmond, Wisconsin, July 2-4.  A pair of IRA shows will also be a part of the schedule.  On Friday, July 3, they hit the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, and on Sunday, July 5, they go to the 141 Speedway near Francis Creek, Wisconsin.

 

The schedule for the next three weekends has been set, with the rest of the 2020 season to be determined.  The schedule will again consist of most 410 sprint car shows in the Upper Midwest.

 

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

 

Last year, OpenWheel101.com, Hoseheads.com, race fans Jim Harris and Gregg Anderson, The Podium Awards of Newport, Pennsylvania, and anonymous donors contributed!

 

This year, “The Dirt Racing Podcast” has joined as a sponsor as well!

 

100% of contributions go towards the drivers and if you wish, you get FREE advertising at www.OpenWheel101.com!  Contact Bill Wright at sprntcar@hotmail.com if you’d like to contribute!

 

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, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals

Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals

Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals

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

Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

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

Fri, July 3 – Dodge County (WI) Fairgrounds (IRA)

Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO)

Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA)

 

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

 

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 130

2. Brian Brown, Grain Vally, MO, 106 (1)

3. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 100 (2)

(tie) Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 100

5. Tim Kaeding, Campbell, CA, 87

6. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 76

7. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 72

8. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 70

9. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 65

10. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 59

11. Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 55

12. Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA, 48

13. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 45

14. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 44

15. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 42

16. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 34

(tie) Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 34

18. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 33

19. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 26

20. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 24

21. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 18

(tie) Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 18

23. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 16

(tie) Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 16

(tie) Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 16

26. Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 14

(tie) Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 14

(tie) Matt VandeVere, Zion, IL, 14

29. AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 12

(tie) Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 12

(tie) Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 12

32. Bill Rose, Plainfield, IN, 10

33. Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 8

34. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 6

35. Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh, 4

(tie) Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 4

37. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 2

(tie) Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI, 2

(tie) Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 2

 

Platinum World of Outlaws member wins…

 

2, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA

 

Tentative 2020 Races that will be counted for points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by OpenWheel101.com

 

Fri, June 5 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Sat, June 6 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Sat, June 6 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)

Fri, June 12 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Sat, June 13 – Knoxville Raceway (IA) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)

Sat, June 20 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Thur, June 25 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals

Fri, June 26 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals

Sat, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals

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

Fri, July 3 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

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

Fri, July 3 – Dodge County (WI) Fairgrounds (IRA)

Sat, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (IA)

Sat, July 4 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) (WoO)

Sun, July 5 – 141 Speedway (WI) (IRA)

 

Then TBD…

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Kyle Larson Gets Out the Broom and Sweeps the WoO at Knoxville!

by Bill Wright

 

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 13, 2020) – Kyle Larson is hard to beat right now.  The Elk Grove, California native notched his fifth consecutive sprint car victory and his second straight with the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws in sweeping the Brownells Big Guns Bash weekend at Knoxville Raceway.  Larson earned $10,000 for his fifth career Knoxville win aboard the Kyle Larson Racing #57 wrenched by Paul Silva on Saturday night.

 

Dash winner Daryn Pittman looked strong out front early in the 30-lap feature ahead of Brad Sweet and Parker Price-Miller.  Larson shot from fifth to third on lap two.  Brian Brown passed Price-Miller for the fourth spot on lap three.

 

Larson measured Sweet up and took second on lap four.  Meanwhile, Carson Macedo was working his way forward from 13th to settle into fifth on lap seven.  Brown also gained momentum and got by Sweet for third on lap eight.

 

Pittman had built almost a one second lead on Larson with nine laps down.  Unfortunately, the lapped car of David Gravel drastically slowed in front of him in turn two, and the leader couldn’t avoid him.  Both cars went to the work area to make repairs, while Larson assumed the lead.

 

The restart saw Kerry Madsen surge from tenth to fifth, but that was negated when Price-Miller came to a stop in turn four.  Larson chose the inside line when the green fell again, but Brown was all over him.  Brown would slide in front of Larson in turns one and two on the eleventh lap to take the lead.

 

Larson had lost some momentum, and lost second to Sweet for a lap before regaining his composure the following circuit and retaking the runner-up spot.  Soon it was Brown who felt the heat from Larson, and Kyle took the point for good on lap 14.

 

Great racing continued behind the leaders throughout.  Sweet was able to gain second from Brown at the halfway point, and Logan Schuchart and Sheldon Haudenschild had a heat battle as they entered the top five.

 

Larson won by nearly three seconds over his brother-in-law Sweet, who was followed by Schuchart, who took third with two to go, Macedo and Haudenschild.  Brown, Kerry Madsen, Rico Abreu, Ian Madsen and Sammy Swindell rounded out the top ten.  Macedo and Price-Miller set quick time over their respective groups, while Abreu, Jacob Allen, Price-Miller and Larson won heat races.  Mark Dobmeier won the Non-qualifier heat, Brent Marks claimed the C main and Gravel took the B.

 

A number of incidents slowed the second heat race.  In the first, AJ Moeller and Mason Daniel were victims of cars in front of them getting together.  Both were o.k., but done for the night.  Later, Shane Stewart flipped in turn four after contact with McKenna Haase, who was involved in an accident that collected Matt Juhl.  After the checkers flew for the C, Tasker Phillips tipped over in an incident that also saw Jason Sides involved.

 

“I took a glance on the big screen and saw (Brown) was right on me,” said Larson in Victory Lane.  “I knew he was going to run the top in three and four, and I thought if I was good there he may not be able to slide me, but I didn’t get through there like I needed to.  He got the run and got by me.  I knew my car was really good, so I stayed patient behind him.  Then Brad got to my inside.  Thankfully, I cleared him off of two.  Otherwise, that could have been the deciding factor of the race.  I was able to hit the bottom and get back to Brown and slide him.  From then on, my car just felt really, really good.”

 

“He did a really good job,” said Sweet of Larson.  “He was driving really hard.  He’s a great racecar driver.  He runs the car on the ragged edge and gets by lapped cars.  We’ve just got to pick up our game a little coming back for the Nationals, but we had a good racecar tonight compared to last night.  We have great notes moving forward.  I’m proud of our effort.”

 

“This place is so cool,” said Schuchart.  “It seems like every time you come here, it’s something different.  I believe the Nationals last year, I was running the bottom of turns one and two and the top of three and four.  This race, it was the complete opposite.  You never know what you’re going to get.  They do such a great job at the racetrack.  It’s wide, but the lines can change.  You just have to stay on top of it.  It’s a tough deal, but it’s a lot of fun.”

 

Join us Saturday, June 20 for Hy-Vee Night at Knoxville Raceway!  The 410, 360 and Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance will all be in action.  It is also $1 Busch Light night.  For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

 

410 Results

 

Time Trials Group 1 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (2), 15.090; 2. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (3), 15.097; 3. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (9), 15.260; 4. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (6), 15.310; 5. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (4), 15.392; 6. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (7), 15.414; 7. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (22), 15.505; 8. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (1), 15.625; 9. 83R, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (20), 15.648; 10. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (21), 15.715; 11. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (27), 15.721; 12. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (15), 15.747; 13. 5, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (14), 15.763; 14. 71, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (24), 15.785; 15. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (12), 15.790; 16. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (18), 15.824; 17. 41, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (26), 15.850; 18. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (11), 15.879; 19. 2KS, Chad Boespflug, Hanford, CA (10), 15.921; 20. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (16), 15.929; / 21. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (13), 15.943; 22. 9, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (25), 15.962; 23. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (23), 16.005; 24. 6, Bill Rose, Plainfield, IN (8), 16.027; 25. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (17), 16.052; 26. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (5), 16.075; 27. 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN (19), 17.114

 

Time Trials Group 2 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 14, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (11), 15.679; 2. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (24), 15.734; 3. 5X, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (18), 15.871; 4. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (23), 15.896; 5. 83, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (2), 15.901; 6. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (19), 15.925; 7. 7X, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (6), 15.960; 8. 39, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (7), 15.986; 9. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (3), 16.003; 10. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (5), 16.049; 11. R44, Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN (12), 16.099; 12. 3, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (9), 16.128; 13. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (16), 16.158; 14. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (4), 16.162; 15. 7, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (20), 16.217; 16. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (10), 16.217; 17. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (21), 16.236; 18. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (1), 16.274; 19. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (8), 16.326; 20. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (14), 16.333; / 21. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (26), 16.357; 22. 27, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (22), 16.381; 23. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (15), 16.445; 24. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (25), 16.466; 25. 9W, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (17), 16.543; 26. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (13), 17.228.

 

Non-Qualifier Heat (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Mark Dobmeier (2); 2. Shane Golobic (5); 3. Kasey Kahne (3); 4. Jason Sides (6) / 5. Chris Martin (8); 6. Kraig Kinser (9); 7. Tucker Klaasmeyer (4); 8. Ryan Giles (10); 9. Bill Rose (7); 10. Zach Hampton (1); 11. Joe Simbro (11); 12. Tori Knutson (13); 13. Mike Ayers (12);

 

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.3: 1. Rico Abreu (2); 2. Brian Brown (4); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 4. Carson Macedo (1); 5. Donny Schatz (6) / 6. Anthony Macri (3); 7. David Gravel (9); 8. Trey Starks (8); 9. Mark Dobmeier (11); 10. Brent Marks (7); 11. Chad Boespflug (10)

 

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Jacob Allen (1); 2. Logan Schuchart (5); 3. Ian Madsen (3); 4. Shane Golobic (11); 5. Davey Heskin (4) / 6. Hunter Schuerenberg (9); 7. McKenna Haase (2); 8. Matt Juhl (8); 9. Shane Stewart (7); 10. AJ Moeller (6); 11. Mason Daniel (10)

 

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Parker Price-Miller (1); 2. Daryn Pittman (3); 3. Sheldon Haudenschild (9); 4. Justin Henderson (4); 5. Tim Kaeding (8) / 6. Terry McCarl (7); 7. Kasey Kahne (11); 8. Jeff Swindell (6); 9. Josh Schneiderman (10); 10. Wayne Johnson (5); 11. Gio Scelzi (2)

 

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.8: 1. Kyle Larson (1); 2. Brad Sweet (2); 3. Kerry Madsen (3); 4. Tyler Courtney (7); 5. Sammy Swindell (4) / 6. Austin McCarl (5); 7. Jac Haudenschild (6); 8. Jason Sides (11); 9. Sawyer Phillips (9); 10. Tasker Phillips (10); 11. Bobby Mincer (8)

 

C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:57.8: 1. Brent Marks (1); 2. Tasker Phillips (4); 3. Kraig Kinser (8); 4. Ryan Giles (10); 5. Wayne Johnson (2); 6. Chris Martin (5); 7. Bobby Mincer (6); 8. Chad Boespflug (3); 9. Bill Rose (7); 10. Joe Simbro (9); 11. Zach Hampton (12); 12. Tori Knutson (13); 13. Mike Ayers (11) DNS – AJ Moeller, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Mason Daniel

 

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:43.2: 1. Daryn Pittman (2); 2. Brad Sweet (3); 3. Parker Price-Miller (1); 4. Kyle Larson (5); 5. Rico Abreu (4); 6. Brian Brown (8); 7. Jacob Allen (6); 8. Logan Schuchart (7)

 

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:30.4: 1. David Gravel (6); 2. Anthony Macri (2); 3. Austin McCarl (5); 4. Hunter Schuerenberg (4); 5. Trey Starks (8); 6. Mark Dobmeier (12); 7. Matt Juhl (10); 8. Kasey Kahne (7); 9. Jac Haudenschild (9); 10. Jason Sides (13); 11. Tasker Phillips (18); 12. Brent Marks (17); 13. Josh Schneiderman (15); 14. Sawyer Phillips (16); 15. McKenna Haase (1); 16. Shane Stewart (14); 17. Terry McCarl (3); 18. Jeff Swindell (11) DNS – Gio Scelzi

 

A main (started), 30 Laps, NT: 1. Kyle Larson (4); 2. Brad Sweet (2); 3. Logan Schuchart (8); 4. Carson Macedo (13); 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (10); 6. Brian Brown (6); 7. Kerry Madsen (12); 8. Rico Abreu (5); 9. Ian Madsen (11); 10. Sammy Swindell (20); 11. Donny Schatz (17); 12. Tyler Courtney (16); 13. Shane Golobic (15); 14. Tim Kaeding (18); 15. Anthony Macri (22); 16. Austin McCarl (23); 17. Justin Henderson (14); 18. Daryn Pittman (1); 19. David Gravel (21); 20. Parker Price-Miller (3); 21. Jacob Allen (7); 22. Davey Heskin (19); 23. Hunter Schuerenberg (24); 24. Lynton Jeffrey (9). Lap Leaders: Pittman 1-9, Larson 10, Brown 11-13, Larson 14-30. Hard-charger: S. Swindell.

 

 


 

 

 

Kyle Larson Scores Fourth in a Row with World of Outlaws Win at Knoxville!

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 12, 2020) – Kyle Larson is on a roll and the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws were his latest victim Friday night at the Brownells Big Guns Bash at the Knoxville Raceway. Larson, from Elk Grove, California, won three events in a row with the All Star Circuit of Champions in the last week, and added another here in Knoxville Friday. The win aboard the Kyle Larson Racing #57 was also the fourth in his career at the famous half-mile oval.

David Gravel led Donny Schatz by a narrow margin early in the 25-lap feature event. Larson settled into third, ahead of Ian Madsen and Sammy Swindell, who had not competed in a sprint car since November. Schatz, who had looked strong by winning his heat, and went from eighth to second in the Dash, took the point on the second circuit.

Larson had a run on Gravel and took the second spot on the sixth lap, before Austin McCarl brought out a caution after stopping in turn two. Schatz elected for the low line on the restart, and Larson stormed to the lead in turn one, only to have it negated, when Rico Abreu got upside down in turn one. Rico walked away.

When the green flag fell again, it was Gravel who had a run and took the second spot. A good battle ensued, and Larson reclaimed the spot on the next lap. Larson was gaining momentum and shot by Schatz to lead lap ten.

The leader was in lapped traffic on the thirteenth circuit and worked through masterfully from there. Gravel avoided disaster in third after getting sideways and above the turn one cushion on lap 16. At the same time, Carson Macedo entered the top five after starting eleventh. With five laps to go, he snared fourth from Madsen.

Larson went on to victory ahead of Schatz, Gravel, Macedo and Sheldon Haudenschild, who gained fifth with two to go. Madsen, Swindell, Shane Stewart, Tim Kaeding and Kerry Madsen rounded out the top ten. Gravel and Ian Madsen set quick time over their respective groups. Gravel, Schatz, Abreu and Stewart won heats. Ryan Giles claimed the Non-qualifier heat, Shane Golobic won the C main, and Gio Scelzi took the B. Joe Simbro was a flip victim in the C, but walked away.

Logan Schuchart suffered a tough night that saw him undergo an engine change without getting a time trial in, have trouble in the Non-qualifier heat, and fall short of transferring to the C, before taking a provisional for the main event.

“It’s a pleasure to drive for (crew chief) Paul Silva, and everyone who helps out on this team,” said Larson in Victory Lane. “It makes it a lot of fun to come to Knoxville, one of my favorite tracks. We were terrible at the Knoxville Nationals last year. We were pretty bad here a month ago. To turn around and have a solid night felt good. Before the first caution, I could enter above the holes in (turn) one and diamond and exit low off of two. I felt I could maintain with (Schatz). Once I got to second, Donny was still following the top and I was able to just make that line work and get the run on him in three and pass him. It felt really good in traffic. I got tight. I pulled my wing back, and about the same time, my nose wing fell down. Thankfully, I only had to go one lap with that. I was driving as hard as I could every lap.”

“(Larson) was definitely better than us,” said the second place Schatz. “He kind of surprised me on that restart when he took off so good. I knew his car would drive forward really good. We had that red, and got back in command there. He just found a different line in one and two. He went outside of it and came back down across the racetrack. I didn’t think it would stay that long, so I didn’t try it. You can’t be making a mistake, but if you are, now’s the time to do it. It was a real solid night. It’s been a challenge to get the car balanced, and these guys have done a good job. This week’s thrown us a huge curveball (with the absence of crew chief Steve Swenson). We’ve been smiling a lot more lately at the end of the night, and that’s a good thing.”

“We had a new car tonight,” said Gravel. “We’re working out a couple of bugs. We just got a little stood up in the A main. I’m happy with that. I’d rather start up front and have a chance to win that race. Tomorrow we’ll come back and keep working on that thing. We wanted to win tonight, but we’ll get her better for tomorrow and see what happens.”

Saturday night marks the finale of the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Brownell’s Big Guns Bash! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com or check Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook and Twitter.

410 Results

Time Trials Group 1 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 41, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (6), 15.022; 2. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (13), 15.119; 3. 83R, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (1), 15.121; 4. 39, Sammy Swindell, Lakeland, TN (3), 15.158; 5. 2, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (2), 15.226; 6. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (7), 15.245; 7. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (21), 15.333; 8. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (15), 15.386; 9. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (14), 15.419; 10. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (12), 15.483; 11. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (24), 15.537; 12. 3, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (4), 15.552; 13. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (5), 15.565; 14. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (16), 15.568; 15. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (8), 15.607; 16. 83, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (26), 15.652; 17. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (25), 15.661; 18. 5, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (18), 15.684; 19. 7X, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (20), 15.727; 20. 55, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (11), 15.904; 21. 6, Bill Rose, Plainfield, IN (17), 15.934; 22. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (27), 16.001; 23. 35, Zach Hampton, Plainfield, IN (9), 16.037; 24. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (10), 16.060; 25. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (19), 16.375; 26. 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN (23), 16.994; 27. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (22), NT.

Time Trials Group 2 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (4), 15.572; 2. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (1), 15.663; 3. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (7), 15.752; 4. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (6), 15.804; 5. 5X, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (18), 15.848; 6. 14, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (20), 15.872; 7. 39M, Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA (11), 15.873; 8. 71, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (24), 15.913; 9. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (23), 15.914; 10. 7, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (2), 15.967; 11. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (13), 16.007; 12. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 16.009; 13. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (19), 16.016; 14. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (10), 16.027; 15. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (16), 16.035; 16. 2KS, Chad Boespflug, Hanford, CA (26), 16.145; 17. 9, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (12), 16.197; 18. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (14), 16.226; 19. 27, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (8), 16.290; 20. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (5), 16.294; 21. 9W, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (21), 16.305; 22. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (22), 16.327; 23. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (17), 16.369; 24. R44, Jeff Swindell, Memphis, TN (25), 16.545; 25. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (3), 17.405; 26. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15), NT.

Non-Qualifier Heat (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.0: 1. Ryan Giles (2); 2. Bill Rose (1); 3. Josh Schneiderman (6); 4. Chris Martin (3) / 5. Kraig Kinser (4); 6. Jeff Swindell (8); 7. Bobby Mincer (7); 8. Zach Hampton (5); 9. Joe Simbro (9); 10. Logan Schuchart (12); 11. Mike Ayers (10); 12. Tori Knutson (11) DNS – Sawyer Phillips

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. David Gravel (1); 2. Kyle Larson (4); 3. Carson Macedo (3); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (2); 5. Jacob Allen (6) / 6. Wayne Johnson (5); 7. Davey Heskin (7); 8. Trey Starks (8); 9. Justin Henderson (10); 10. Shane Golobic (9) DNS – Ryan Giles

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.2: 1. Donny Schatz (1); 2. Sammy Swindell (2); 3. Sheldon Haudenschild (4); 4. Brian Brown (3); 5. Daryn Pittman (8) / 6. Tyler Courtney (7); 7. Jac Haudenschild (6); 8. Jason Sides (5); 9. Brent Marks (9); 10. Hunter Schuerenberg (10); 11. Bill Rose (11)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.5: 1. Rico Abreu (2); 2. Ian Madsen (1); 3. Kerry Madsen (5); 4. Anthony Macri (4); 5. Brad Sweet (8) / 6. Gio Scelzi (3); 7. Terry McCarl (6); 8. Kasey Kahne (9); 9. McKenna Haase (7); 10. Josh Schneiderman (11); 11. Tucker Klaasmeyer (10)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.5: 1. Shane Stewart (4); 2. AJ Moeller (1); 3. Matt Juhl (2); 4. Parker Price-Miller (3); 5. Tim Kaeding (5); 6. Austin McCarl (6); 7. Mark Dobmeier (7); 8. Tasker Phillips (9); 9. Chris Martin (11); 10. Mason Daniel (10); 11. Chad Boespflug (8)

C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:53.4: 1. Shane Golobic (1); 2. Hunter Schuerenberg (3) / 3. Ryan Giles (5); 4. Josh Schneiderman (2); 5. Kraig Kinser (9); 6. Mason Daniel (4); 7. Jeff Swindell (10); 8. Bobby Mincer (11); 9. Chad Boespflug (8); 10. Tucker Klaasmeyer (6); 11. Tori Knutson (15); 12. Mike Ayers (14); 13. Logan Schuchart (13); 14. Joe Simbro (12); 15. Bill Rose (7) DNS – Zach Hampton, Sawyer Phillips

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:41.4: 1. David Gravel (1); 2. Donny Schatz (8); 3. Rico Abreu (2); 4. Ian Madsen (6); 5. Shane Stewart (3); 6. Kyle Larson (7); 7. Sammy Swindell (5); 8. AJ Moeller (4)

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:32.7: 1. Gio Scelzi (2); 2. Tyler Courtney (3); 3. Austin McCarl (4); 4. Wayne Johnson (1) / 5. Terry McCarl (6); 6. Davey Heskin (5); 7. Brent Marks (15); 8. Jac Haudenschild (7); 9. Kasey Kahne (10); 10. Justin Henderson (13); 11. Shane Golobic (17); 12. Jason Sides (11); 13. Tasker Phillips (12); 14. Hunter Schuerenberg (18); 15. Trey Starks (9); 16. McKenna Haase (14); 17. Chris Martin (16); 18. Mark Dobmeier (8)

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Kyle Larson (6); 2. Donny Schatz (2); 3. David Gravel (1); 4. Carson Macedo (9); 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (11); 6. Ian Madsen (4); 7. Sammy Swindell (7); 8. Shane Stewart (5); 9. Tim Kaeding (20); 10. Kerry Madsen (10); 11. Matt Juhl (12); 12. Brad Sweet (18); 13. Logan Schuchart (25, prov.); 14. Gio Scelzi (21); 15. Brian Brown (15); 16. Austin McCarl (23); 17. Daryn Pittman (19); 18. Anthony Macri (14); 19. Parker Price-Miller (16); 20. Lynton Jeffrey (13); 21. Kraig Kinser (26, prov.); 22. Tyler Courtney (22); 23. Jacob Allen (17); 24. AJ Moeller (8); 25. Wayne Johnson (24); 26. Rico Abreu (3). Lap Leaders: Gravel 1, Schatz 2-9, Larson 10-25. Hard-charger: Schuchart.

 

 

Brian Brown Ties Sammy Swindell with 50th Career Win at Knoxville!

Carson McCarl Wins in the 360 Class; Russ Hall Takes Pro Sprints Feature

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 6, 2020) – Brian Brown tied Sammy Swindell on the all-time Knoxville Raceway win list Saturday with his 50th career win here, tying him for fifth all-time. The Pella Motors/Kraig Ford Season Opener saw a welcome return to racing for Knoxville Raceway fans and competitors alike. Brown, who won the 2019 410 track title at Knoxville, earned $4,000 for his win aboard th