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Austin McCarl Brings Home the Beef at Knoxville!
Ryan Giles Makes Bacon in 360’s; Another Win for Eric Bridger in 305’s; Pat Graham Takes Dirt Truck Win

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 14, 2018) – Austin McCarl came from the fourth row to claim his fourth win of the year at Knoxville Raceway on South Central Coop Night at the Marion County Fair Saturday. The win was worth $4,000, and in addition to the prize money, the TKS Motorsports #2KS team won a half beef. Ryan Giles won half a hog for his third 360 win of the year, and Eric Bridger claimed his seventh feature of the season in the 305 class. The Dirt Trucks made their annual appearance as well, and Pat Graham was the victor of that 15-lap main event.

Before a lap could be completed in the 20-lap 410 feature, Scott Bogucki spun in turn four. AJ Moeller could not avoid him and suffered some front-end damage. Both would restart, but Moeller would retire quickly. Once green, pole-sitter Tasker Phillips took the early lead, while Austin McCarl and last week’s feature winner, Matt Juhl made contact high in turn two. Both would save their machines and continue.

McCarl would jet from fifth to third on lap two before second running Jordyn Brazier slowed to a stop to bring out the caution. Phillips led McCarl, Lynton Jeffrey, Davey Heskin and Carson McCarl back to green. Jamie Ball would tag the wall on that restart and retire.

Phillips had gotten a good start on that attempt, but Austin shot by him this time, and took the point. Carson McCarl nabbed fourth, in a good battle with Davey Heskin, who would use the bottom to go from fifth to third. Austin McCarl was back in traffic by lap seven. Meanwhile, a four-way battle for third ensued between Jefffrey, Heskin and Carson and Terry McCarl.

Bogucki lost a driveline seven laps in, bringing another yellow flag. Austin McCarl led Phillips, Jeffrey, Heskin and Carson McCarl back to green. Austin would pull away unchallenged and spending the last eight laps in traffic. Behind him, his brother Carson and father Terry were in a battle for fourth, with Terry taking the spot with two to go.

At the stripe, Austin captured the half beef ahead of Tasker Phillips, father Terry who passed Jeffery on the last lap, and Carson McCarl. Heskin, Brooke Tatnell, Mark Dobmeier, Juhl and Brazier completed the top ten. Terry McCarl registered quick time on the night, while also taking his heat race. Dobmeier and Juhl claimed the other heats.

“I thought (Tasker) would go to the top and he surprised me there,” said Austin of the races first restart, while standing in Victory Lane. “He went to the bottom and protected the slider, and I would have done the same thing. He caught me totally off guard. I didn’t know what he was going to do on the second restart. We had some close calls, both in the feature and the heat race. We were just fortunate to come out of it. I really wanted that cow man! We have a great racecar on this slick track. Four wins this year…coming in with zero…this has been a hell of a year so far. I hope we can keep it up. August is right around the corner.”

A season-long battle between Ryan Giles and Clint Garner in the 360 class continued on Saturday. Both started up front, ahead of a 31-car field. Giles got the jump when the green dropped ahead of Garner, Jack Dover, Travis Rilat and Mason Daniel. Things slowed for a spun Dylan Peterson on lap four. Rilat used the restart to gain third, and Sawyer Phillips moved into the top five. He would gain fourth from Dover on lap seven, and put on a good duel with Rilat for third.

Giles smacked the turn four wall hard on lap ten but kept his #9 moving as he headed into lapped traffic. One more caution appeared for an incident involving Cody Ledger and McKenna Haase. Ledger would retire. Giles was able to keep his momentum up front and win over Garner, Rilat, Dover and Sam Hafertepe Jr., who gained fifth with two to go. Phillips, Jamie Ball, Daniel, Matt Moro and hard-charger Carson McCarl completed the top ten. Jon Agan set quick time for the 360’s, while Moro, Joe Beaver, Ledger and Haase won heats. Jason Martin took the B main.

“That was a lot of fun,” said Giles, who made his sixth career trip to Victory Lane. “I definitely respect that (Garner) gave me room there. I tagged the wall coming out of turn four earlier in the race. I didn’t know how bad it was. I haven’t hit the wall with one of these before. It was fun. Hat’s off to everybody that makes this possible.”

A zero draw for the feature invert, put 305 point leader, Eric Bridger, on the pole. He would lead wire to wire in the non-stop 15-lap event. The best racing was between rookie Mike Ayers and second-year driver Kelby Watt for the second spot. Watt would finally wrangle the position, and finish there, ahead of Ayers, Jayce Jenkins and Ryan Leavitt. Matthew Stelzer, Evan Epperson, Rob Kubli, Mike Mayberry and Chase Young rounded out the top ten. Bridger also set quick time, while Kubli and Watt won heats.

For Bridger, it was his seventh win of a dominating year. It was the ninth in his career, putting him second on the all-time list here, behind only Devin Kline and his eleven wins.

“We were debating all night about how tight we were going to (make the car),” said Bridger in Victory Lane. “I think we got it right. We had some good opportunities there. I think the front row captured it tonight. It was fun. (Lapped traffic) made it interesting.”

Myles Michehl has been turning in a solid year in the Dirt Trucks in central Iowa this season, and led their 15-lap main event early on with Lou Sipolt and Shonn Mapes in tow. Early on, however, sixth starting Pat Graham was a factor, snatching third on the second lap and second a circuit later.

Graham would track Michehl down and the two would race hard the rest of the way. Michehl still led ten laps in, when the only caution of the race flew for debris. Two laps later, Graham would slide in front to take the lead. He would close out his first career win at Knoxville over Michehl, former Knoxville sprint car regular Jeff Johnson, Rick Clark and Bryan Spangler. Sipolt, Mapes, Jeff Frevert, Lucas Richardson, Del Enos and Justin Schroeder completed the field.

“We’ve had a few battles the last few weekends,” said Graham afterwards. “I thought I had a good run on (Michehl) in one and two, but then he switched lines. I had to rethink my go-in and I think it worked out. This racetrack is a blast. I haven’t been here for a while, but we love coming here. I’ve always loved racing here. It’s an awesome facility.”

Join us next Saturday, July 21 for 3M Night featuring a Kid’s Candy Drop! The 410, 360 and 305 sprint cars will all be in action! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com
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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 15.815; 2. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (15), 15.927; 3. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 15.947; 4. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (2), 16.045; 5. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (1), 16.047; 6. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (19), 16.061; 7. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 16.155; 8. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (6), 16.208; 9. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (16), 16.253; 10. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (4), 16.281; 11. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (7), 16.292; 12. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 16.306; 13. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.334; 14. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (10), 16.385; 15. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (20), 16.452; 16. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (22), 16.549; 17. 10, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (13), 16.594; 18. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (14), 16.624; 19. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (11), 16.676; 20. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (5), 17.331; 21. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (18), 17.348; 22. 97, Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN (21), 17.809.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.5: 1. Terry McCarl (6); 2. Davey Heskin (3); 3. Tasker Phillips (4); 4. Jamie Ball (2); 5. Jordyn Brazier (5); 6. Cody Ledger (7); 7. Glen Saville (1); 8. Alan Gilbertson (8)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.5: 1. Mark Dobmeier (2); 2. Scott Bogucki (4); 3. RJ Johnson (3); 4. Carson McCarl (5); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 6. Clyde Knipp (1); 7. Bob Weuve (7)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.7: 1. Matt Juhl (5); 2. Brooke Tatnell (2); 3. Austin McCarl (6); 4. AJ Moeller (4); 5. Bobby Mincer (1); 6. Chase Wanner (7); 7. Rager Phillips (3)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Austin McCarl (7); 2. Tasker Phillips (1); 3. Terry McCarl (8); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 5. Carson McCarl (4); 6. Davey Heskin (9); 7. Brooke Tatnell (13); 8. Mark Dobmeier (11); 9. Matt Juhl (6); 10. Jordyn Brazier (2); 11. Rager Phillips (15); 12. RJ Johnson (12); 13. Cody Ledger (19); 14. Bobby Mincer (16); 15. Chase Wanner (20); 16. Glen Saville (18); 17. Alan Gilbertson (22); 18. Bob Weuve (21); 19. Clyde Knipp (17); 20. Scott Bogucki (3); 21. Jamie Ball (14); 22. AJ Moeller (10). Lap Leaders: T. Phillips 1-2, A. McCarl 3-20. Hard-charger: A. McCarl.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.674; 2. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (2), 16.697; 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (10), 16.749; 4. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (14), 16.756; 5. 1, Travis Rilat, Heath, TX (16), 16.760; 6. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (23), 16.761; 7. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (27), 16.817; 8. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (17), 16.842; 9. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (29), 16.851; 10. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (5), 16.879; 11. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.901; 12. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (28), 16.902; 13. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (25), 16.909; 14. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (19), 16.944; 15. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (21), 17.003; 16. 36, Jason Martin, Liberal, KS (12), 17.072; 17. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (22), 17.081; 18. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (9), 17.123; 19. 88, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX (18), 17.145; 20. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (20), 17.183; 21. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (13), 17.190; 22. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.217; 23. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (24), 17.301; 24. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (4), 17.345; 25. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (1), 17.406; 26. 57, Billy Butler, Sacramento, CA (26), 17.451; 27. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (11), 17.488; 28. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Ca (6), 17.649; 29. 77, John Klabunde, Fort Calhoun, NE (30), 17.700; 30. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (31), 17.755; 31. 03, Shayle Bade, Lincoln, NE (15), 17.797

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Matt Moro (3); 2. Travis Rilat (5); 3. Jon Agan (6); 4. Brad Comegys (1); 5. Nathan Mills (2); 6. Mitchell Alexander (7); 7. John Klabunde (8); 8. Carson McCarl (4)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.4: 1. Joe Beaver (1); 2. Mason Daniel (6); 3. Dylan Peterson (2); 4. Sawyer Phillips (5); 5. Ryan Roberts (4); 6. Christian Bowman (3); 7. Billy Butler (7); 8. Tanner Gebhardt (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:04.0: 1. Cody Ledger (1); 2. Nate Van Haaften (3); 3. Ryan Giles (5); 4. Jamie Ball (4); 5. Clint Garner (6); 6. Shayle Bade (7); 7. Scottie McDonald (2) DNS – Tom Lenz

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 2:05.2: 1. McKenna Haase (2); 2. Calvin Landis (4); 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 4. Jack Dover (6); 5. John Anderson (1); 6. Alex Hill (7); DQ (Scales) Jason Martin (3)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 3:11.2: 1. Jason Martin (1); 2. Brad Comegys (3); 3. Scottie McDonald (2); 4. Mitchell Alexander (5) / 5. Alex Hill (8); 6. Billy Butler (6); 7. Tanner Gebhardt (10); 8. John Klabunde (7); 9. John Anderson (4); 10. Shayle Bade (9) DNS – Tom Lenz

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Ryan Giles (1); 2. Clint Garner (2); 3. Travis Rilat (4); 4. Jack Dover (3); 5. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (8); 6. Sawyer Phillips (7); 7. Jamie Ball (11); 8. Mason Daniel (6); 9. Matt Moro (9); 10. Carson McCarl (18); 11. Jon Agan (5); 12. Joe Beaver (15); 13. Calvin Landis (10); 14. Ryan Roberts (13); 15. Jason Martin (21); 16. Nate Van Haaften (12); 17. Scottie McDonald (23); 18. McKenna Haase (14); 19. Dylan Peterson (17); 20. Nathan Mills (20); 21. Christian Bowman (19); 22. Mitchell Alexander (24); 23. Brad Comegys (22); 24. Cody Ledger (16). Lap Leader: Giles 1-18. Hard-charger: C. McCarl.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (5), 17.393; 2. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (9), 17.589; 3. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (7), 17.607; 4. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (2), 17.697; 5. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.707; 6. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (15), 17.753; 7. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (8), 17.77; 8. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (6), 17.825; 9. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (3), 17.937; 10. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (1), 17.939; 11. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (13), 17.957; 12. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (17), 18.019; 13. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (4), 18.175; 14. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (14), 18.477; 15. 68, Blain Petersen, Essex, IA (11), 18.74; 16. 11, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (12), 19.346; 17. 5W, Vance Weber, Lawrence, KS (16), 19.532

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.4: 1. Rob Kubli (1); 2. Matthew Stelzer (3); 3. Casey Greubel (2); 4. Ryan Leavitt (4); 5. Eric Bridger (6); 6. Mike Mayberry (5); 7. Dan Henning (7); 8. Blain Petersen (8); 9. Vance Weber (9);

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.2: 1. Kelby Watt (3); 2. Chase Young (1); 3. Evan Epperson (4); 4. Jayce Jenkins (5); 5. Mike Ayers (6); 6. Jeff Wilke (2); 7. Brandon Worthington (7); 8. Frank Rodgers III (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:55.7: 1. Eric Bridger (1); 2. Kelby Watt (3); 3. Mike Ayers (2); 4. Jayce Jenkins (4); 5. Ryan Leavitt (7); 6. Matthew Stelzer (5); 7. Evan Epperson (6); 8. Rob Kubli (9); 9. Mike Mayberry (8); 10. Chase Young (11); 11. Dan Henning (13); 12. Casey Greubel (10); 13. Brandon Worthington (14); 14. Frank Rodgers III (16); 15. Jeff Wilke (12); 16. Vance Weber (17); 17. Blain Petersen (15). Lap Leader: Bridger 1-15. Hard-charger: Leavitt.

Dirt Trucks Results

Heat one (started), 7 Laps: 1. 1G, Pat Graham, Ankeny, IA (4); 2. 2, Del Enos, Des Moines, IA (1); 3. 23J, Jeff Johnson, Indianola, IA (6); 4. 7x, Rick Clark, Des Moines, IA (5); 5. 16, Justin Schroeder, Coon Rapids, IA (2); 6. 40, Lucas Richardson, Coon Rapids, IA (3)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps: 1. 28, Myles Michehl, Fort Dodge, IA (5); 2. 9, Lou Sipolt, Altoona, IA (2); 3. 79, Shonn Mapes, Ankeny, IA (1); 4. 17, Bryan Spangler, Coon Rapids, IA (4); 5. 2x, Jeff Frevert, Fort Dodge, IA (3)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Pat Graham (6); 2. Myles Michehl (2); 3. Jeff Johnson (5); 4. Rick Clark (7); 5. Bryan Spangler (8); 6. Lou Sipolt (1); 7. Shonn Mapes (3); 8. Jeff Frevert (10); 9. Lucas Richardson (11); 10. Del Enos (4); 11. Justin Schroeder (9). Lap Leaders: Michehl 1-11, Graham 12-15. Hard-charger: Graham.

 

 

Matt Juhl, McKenna Haase and Ryan Leavitt Grab Hard Fought Wins!
by Eric Arnold

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 7, 2018) – Matt Juhl grabbed a hard fought win on Dennison Racing Tee’s and Jersey Freeze Night at Knoxville Raceway! The second win of his career at Knoxville the South Dakota driver started on the pole and was able to hold off challenges from Terry McCarl and Davey Heskin in the closing laps. At the halfway point Juhl had a two second lead of Terry McCarl wiped away when the caution came out for a slowing Carson McCarl. On the restart T-Mac was not able to get to Juhl and he once again was pulling away. One last caution on lap 15 the caution flew once again for Lynton Jeffrey who spun down the front stretch after contact with Tasker Phillips. With a five-lap dash to the finish the field was once again lurking to try to steal the win. As the green flag flew Terry McCarl dived to the bottom of turn one and slid up in front of Juhl. Juhl was able to pass back McCarl in turn three but out of nowhere came Davey Heskin who would pass them both on the inside and gar the lead when they came to the line on lap 16. Heskin’s lead was brief as he couldn’t hold off Juhl for long as the #09 came roaring back to lead lap 17 and the rest of the way to meet Hall of Fame flagman Doug Clark in Victory Lane.

“I seen Terry and Heskin were behind me and I knew Terry was going to pull a slider and I was just trying to get the best start I could off the line,” said Juhl in victory lane. “That first caution (restart) worked out for me but then on the second one Terry was able to drive me underneath and it was fun after that with Heskin and Terry. It was quite the race and I hoped you guys liked it! I knew we could do it and it was just getting it done. I’m proud of my guys!”

A big story on this night was Brooke Tatnell who was second in the Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series standing coming into tonight. After a disappointing time trial the team changed engines for their heat race. Tatnell would win his heat easily but stopped immediately after taking the checkered flag with a fire in his car. Tatnell suffered minor burns to his legs and was able to start the feature but elected to park his #55 TK Concrete car after one lap to collect points.

In the 360 class McKenna Haase took advantage of her front row starting spot and beat Ryan Giles to the lead going into turn one. Matt Moro was able to catch Haase midway as they raced through lapped traffic, passing her briefly before Haase made the pass back two corners later and retook the point. From there she had Moro, Giles, and Sawyer Phillips on her heals the rest of the way. Sawyer Phillips made a daring pass going into turn one with four laps remaining, passing both Giles and Moro in one corner. Phillips would turn his fastest lap of the night on final lap but it wasn’t quite enough to catch Haase as she went on to pick up her second career 360 feature win at Knoxville.

When asked about the slider from Moro, “I knew it wasn’t going to clear unless I lifted, so I hit the brakes a little bit and thankfully I was able to duck back underneath of him and get the lead back,” said Haase. “There was much left on the bottom and I was like I don’t know if I can get that, but we did and very grateful and thankful for my crew who gave me such an awesome car and for everyone that makes it possible, just a really great win for our team!”

The 305 feature was barn burner as well on this night. Eric Bridger who has won six times this season took off with the lead early and appeared to have the race in hand. Knoxville’s Ryan Leavitt started fifth and was able to climb to second early but wasn’t catching Bridger. With a handful of laps remaining Leavitt began working the low groove and found something that his car liked and he began reeling in the leader. At the white flag Leavitt was able to pull even with Bridger and make the winning pass entering turn one on the last lap and hold on for his second feature win of the season!

“We have had a lot of speed and had weird things happen to us the past several weeks and I just can’t thank my guys enough,” said Leavitt. “We came from fifth to second right off the bat so I could really kind of focus on what Bridger’s weakness were and figure out how to beat him. I was expecting him to go to the top on the restart and he left it (bottom) open, but he ran perfect two or three laps and got away. But then I could see he was spinning his tires out of turn two and I just kept working my line and finally we got back up to him. I’m glad we were able to do that, this is an awesome win for us!”

Join us next weekend, Saturday, July 14, for South Central Coop Night featuring the Lucas Oil ASCS sprint cars! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (5), 15.893; 2. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (13), 15.954; 3. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (6), 15.978; 4. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (8), 16.012; 5. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (3), 16.155; 6. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (9), 16.165; 7. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (10), 16.192; 8. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (4), 16.254; 9. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (15), 16.298; 10. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (18), 16.308; 11. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (17), 16.317; 12. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (16), 16.432; 13. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (14), 16.537; 14. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (2), 16.558; 15. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (11), 16.619; 16. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (1), 16.76; 17. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (12), 16.998; 18. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (7), 17.453;

Heat 1, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Jordyn Brazier (1); 2. Davey Heskin (3); 3. Josh Schneiderman (2); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 5. Matt Juhl (5); 6. Terry McCarl (6);

Heat 2, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Shane Golobic (4); 2. Austin McCarl (6); 3. Carson McCarl (3); 4. Rager Phillips (5); 5. Chase Wanner (1); 6. Glen Saville (2);

Heat 3, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Brooke Tatnell (4); 2. AJ Moeller (6); 3. RJ Johnson (5); 4. Tasker Phillips (3); 5. Bobby Mincer (2); 6. Bob Weuve (1);

A Feature, 20 Laps, No Time: 1. Matt Juhl (1); 2. Terry McCarl (5); 3. Davey Heskin (10); 4. Austin McCarl (8); 5. RJ Johnson (4); 6. Jordyn Brazier (12); 7. Rager Phillips (2); 8. Tasker Phillips (14); 9. Shane Golobic (6); 10. Carson McCarl (11); 11. Josh Schneiderman (13); 12. Lynton Jeffrey (9); 13. Bobby Mincer (15); 14. AJ Moeller (7); 15. Glen Saville (16); 16. Bob Weuve (18); 17. Brooke Tatnell (3); 18. Chase Wanner (17);

360 RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (9), 16.711; 2. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (15), 16.737; 3. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (12), 16.739; 4. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (6), 16.855; 5. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (5), 16.875; 6. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (18), 16.887; 7. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (3), 16.925; 8. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (17), 16.926; 9. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (13), 16.931; 10. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (4), 16.98; 11. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (2), 16.982; 12. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (7), 17.008; 13. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (16), 17.111; 14. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (14), 17.161; 15. 37H, Matt Howard, Lawrence, KS (1), 17.198; 16. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (11), 17.311; 17. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (10), 17.543; 18. 57, Billy Butler, Sacramento, CA (8), 17.395;

Heat 1, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Jon Agan (1); 2. McKenna Haase (3); 3. Matt Moro (4); 4. Mason Daniel (2); 5. Matt Juhl (5); 6. Ryan Giles (6); 7. Matt Howard (8); 8. Brad Comegys (7); 9. Nathan Mills (9);

Heat 2, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Christian Bowman (2); 2. Calvin Landis (4); 3. Cody Wehrle (1); 4. Clint Garner (3); 5. Sawyer Phillips (5); 6. Nate Van Haaften (6); 7. Mitchell Alexander (8); 8. Tom Lenz (7); 9. Billy Butler (9);

A Feature, 18 Laps, No Time: 1. McKenna Haase (1); 2. Sawyer Phillips (7); 3. Matt Moro (3); 4. Ryan Giles (2); 5. Calvin Landis (4); 6. Matt Juhl (5); 7. Clint Garner (10); 8. Nate Van Haaften (6); 9. Mason Daniel (11); 10. Christian Bowman (8); 11. Matt Howard (13); 12. Jon Agan (9); 13. Tom Lenz (16); 14. Mitchell Alexander (15); 15. Brad Comegys (14); 16. Nathan Mills (17); 17. Billy Butler (18); 18. Cody Wehrle (12);

305 RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (7), 17.693; 2. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (6), 17.79; 3. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (1), 17.82; 4. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.836; 5. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (3), 17.845; 6. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (11), 17.89; 7. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (4), 17.963; 8. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (5), 18.01; 9. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (14), 18.011; 10. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (13), 18.021; 11. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (10), 18.113; 12. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (12), 18.122; 13. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (16), 18.124; 14. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (2), 18.268; 15. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (8), 18.3; 16. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (15), 18.504;

Heat 1, 6 Laps, No Time: 1. Joe Simbro (3); 2. Evan Epperson (4); 3. Tyler Glass (1); 4. Chase Young (2); 5. Eric Bridger (6); 6. Jeff Wilke (8); 7. Kelby Watt (7); 8. Casey Greubel (5);

Heat 2, 6 Laps, No Time: 1. Mike Mayberry (2); 2. Matthew Stelzer (4); 3. Brandon Worthington (1); 4. Ryan Leavitt (5); 5. Chris Horton (3); 6. Jayce Jenkins (6); 7. Dan Henning (7); 8. Mike Ayers (8);

A Feature, 15 Laps, No Time: 1. Ryan Leavitt (5); 2. Eric Bridger (2); 3. Mike Mayberry (7); 4. Matthew Stelzer (4); 5. Evan Epperson (1); 6. Jayce Jenkins (6); 7. Joe Simbro (3); 8. Kelby Watt (14); 9. Chris Horton (10); 10. Chase Young (9); 11. Casey Greubel (8); 12. Dan Henning (15); 13. Mike Ayers (16); 14. Jeff Wilke (13); 15. Tyler Glass (11); 16. Brandon Worthington (12);

Join us next weekend, Saturday, July 14, for South Central Coop Night featuring the Lucas Oil ASCS sprint cars during the Marion County Fair! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

 

 

David Gravel Fires Winning Shot in Brownells Big Guns Bash at Knoxville!
Ryan Giles Wins Weather-Shortened 360 Feature

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 30, 2018) – David Gravel won a thriller Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway in the finale of the weekend’s Brownells Big Guns Bash! The Watertown, Connecticut driver’s win was his third career at Knoxville, and was worth $10,000 aboard the CJB Motorsports #5. The 360 main event was shortened to 11 laps due to inclement weather in the area. Ryan Giles picked up his second win of the season and the fourth in his career here.

Donny Schatz led the 25-lap World of Outlaws main event early on ahead of a battle for second between Brad Sweet and Brian Brown. Logan Schuchart was fourth and Cory Eliason fifth. David Gravel asserted himself on the second go-around, surging from sixth to fourth. Justin Henderson suffered damage to his right rear and came to a stop with three laps in.

The double-file restart had Schatz choosing the inside line ahead of Sweet, Brown, Gravel, Schuchart and Eliason. When the green fell, Gravel fought by Brown for third, and Schuchart used a slider to move into fourth two laps later.

Sweet would reel in Schatz and slid in front of him to lead lap nine. Meanwhile, Schuchart was losing power. Schatz battled back by for the point, but the move was negated when the yellow came out for Schuchart. Sweet would choose the inside line on the restart with Schatz beside him, and Gravel behind.

Gravel would duck under the entire front row heading into turn one and slide up into the lead. Sweet and Schatz put on a furious battle the next few laps for second, while Brown rode in fourth. Schatz would take the runner-up spot on lap 14. As the leaders approached traffic for the first time, with seventeen laps down, Brooke Tatnell brought out the final caution when he stopped in turn three.

On the restart, Gravel held off Schatz, but it wasn’t easy. The two traded the lead briefly, before Gravel began to pull away to end over Schatz, Sweet, Brown and 23rd starting hard-charger Davey Heskin. Ian Madsen, Shane Stewart (from 17th), Eliason, Brent Marks (from 24th) and Kerry Madsen rounded out the top ten. Sweet and Schatz set quick time in their respective groups, while Brown, Eliason, Schatz and Terry McCarl won heats. Schatz won the Dash and Kraig Kinser took the B main.

“Who’s ready for Nationals?” said Gravel in Victory Lane. “We have unfinished business here. We were really good all day yesterday, but for qualifying. We got ourselves in the Dash there. We wanted to start further towards the front, and whoever had the lead there, Donny, me or Brad, I think that’s probably who was going to win the race. Luckily, I was able to get by those guys on the restart. I knew what he (Schatz on the second restart) was going to do. I was thinking I was going to get a good enough start where he couldn’t roll around me. I knew he was going to pick up the crumbles in two about halfway up. I knew I had to hit my line. We just had enough. He gave me room. He’s a first-class racer. I’m happy to race with him most of these nights.”

The 18-lap 360 feature would ultimately be shortened. Before a lap could get in, a tangle involving Brant O’Banion, Shayle Bade and Joe Beaver slowed things. Ryan Giles would take the lead ahead of Nate Van Haaften, Matt Moro, Clint Garner and Calvin Landis early. Both Moro and Garner would get by Van Haaften for second and third. Thomas Kennedy moved into the top five by the third lap.

Kennedy battled with Van Haaften, taking fourth on the sixth lap. Meanwhile, Giles, Moro and Garner were headed for heavy lapped traffic. Garner worked his way by Moro on lap nine. Giles weaved through traffic before a lap eleven crash involving McKenna Haase, who appeared to have something break on the car. The race was deemed complete with inclement weather in the area.

Giles win came over Garner, Moro, Kennedy and Sawyer Phillips. Landis, Van Haaften, Mason Daniel, Cody Ledger and Ryan Bickett completed the top five. Van Haaften set quick time for the 360’s, while Phillips, Landis and Ledger won heats.

Join us next Saturday, July 7 for Dennison Racing Tee’s and Jersey Freeze Night! The 410, 360 (including the Nebraska 360’s) and 305 sprint cars will all be in action! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials Group One (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (11), 15.399; 2. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (14), 15.582; 3. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (12), 15.635; 4. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (3), 15.637; 5. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (1), 15.653; 6. 5, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (5), 15.654; 7. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (9), 15.734; 8. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (2), 15.735; 9. 2, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (13), 15.758; 10. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (6), 15.849; 11. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (15), 15.869; 12. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (17), 15.881; 13. 7S50, Keoni Texeira, Honolulu, HI (4), 15.898; 14. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (7), 15.911; 15. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (8), 15.916; 16. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (18), 16.029; 17. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (10), 16.095; 18. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (16), 16.587; 19. 19W, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (19), 17.094

Time Trials Group Two (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (10), 15.671; 2. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (11), 15.867; 3. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (19), 15.899; 4. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (1), 15.951; 5. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (2), 16.066; 6. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (5), 16.069; 7. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (6), 16.114; 8. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (9), 16.135; 9. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 16.155; 10. 83H, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (16), 16.165; 11. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (8), 16.269; 12. 3, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (13), 16.280; 13. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (3), 16.292; 14. 9P, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (14), 16.331; 15. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (17), 16.410; 16. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (4), 16.446; 17. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (7), 16.468; 18. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.543; 19. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (15), 16.721

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.9: 1. Brian Brown (2); 2. Brad Sweet (1); 3. Kerry Madsen (4); 4. Ian Madsen (3); 5. Shane Stewart (5) / 6. Dominic Scelzi (8); 7. Brent Marks (6); 8. Keoni Texeira (7); 9. Josh Schneiderman (9); 10. Bob Weuve (10)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.1: 1. Cory Eliason (1); 2. David Gravel (3); 3. Sheldon Haudenschild (2); 4. Daryn Pittman (4); 5. Brooke Tatnell (6) / 6. Matt Juhl (7); 7. Kraig Kinser (5); 8. Bobby Mincer (9); 9. AJ Moeller (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:13.3: 1. Donny Schatz (1); 2. Logan Schuchart (2); 3. Austin McCarl (5); 4. Jason Sides (4); 5. Jordyn Brazier (7) / 6. Davey Heskin (8); 7. RJ Johnson (6); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 9. Carson McCarl (9) DNS – Glen Saville

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.7: 1. Terry McCarl (2); 2. Jacob Allen (1); 3. Sammy Swindell (6); 4. Justin Henderson (5); 5. Gio Scelzi (4) / 6. Rager Phillips (7); 7. Tasker Phillips (9); 8. Hunter Schuerenberg (8); 9. Greg Wilson (3)

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:41.8: 1. Donny Schatz (1); 2. Brad Sweet (2); 3. Logan Schuchart (4); 4. Cory Eliason (3); 5. David Gravel (6) / 6. Brian Brown (7); 7. Jacob Allen (5); 8. Terry McCarl (8)

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Kraig Kinser (1); 2. Greg Wilson (3); 3. Davey Heskin (8); 4. Brent Marks (2) / 5. Matt Juhl (6); 6. Dominic Scelzi (7); 7. Josh Schneiderman (16); 8. Tasker Phillips (17); 9. Rager Phillips (15); 10. Hunter Schuerenberg (10); 11. Bobby Mincer (12); 12. Carson McCarl (11); 13. Bob Weuve (13); 14. RJ Johnson (5); 15. Keoni Texeira (4); 16. AJ Moeller (9); 17. Glen Saville (14);

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. David Gravel (5); 2. Donny Schatz (1); 3. Brad Sweet (2); 4. Brian Brown (6); 5. Davey Heskin (23); 6. Ian Madsen (13); 7. Shane Stewart (17); 8. Cory Eliason (4); 9. Brent Marks (24); 10. Kerry Madsen (9); 11. Sheldon Haudenschild (11); 12. Austin McCarl (10); 13. Jason Sides (14); 14. Daryn Pittman (15); 15. Greg Wilson (22); 16. Terry McCarl (8); 17. Gio Scelzi (20); 18. Jordyn Brazier (18); 19. Kraig Kinser (21); 20. Jacob Allen (7); 21. Brooke Tatnell (19); 22. Logan Schuchart (3); 23. Justin Henderson (16); 24. Sammy Swindell (12). Lap Leaders: Schatz 1-8, Sweet 9, Gravel 10-25. Hard-charger: Heskin.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (2), 16.120; 2. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (9), 16.130; 3. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (6), 16.311; 4. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (13), 16.339; 5. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (7), 16.361; 6. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (18), 16.374; 7. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (15), 16.400; 8. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.445; 9. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (12), 16.515; 10. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11), 16.559; 11. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (5), 16.610; 12. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (1), 16.620; 13. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (21), 16.623; 14. 13JM, Jordan Martens, Sioux Falls, SD (3), 16.706; 15. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (24), 16.771; 16. 17B, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD (23), 16.774; 17. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (20), 16.797; 18. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (19), 16.817; 19. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (22), 16.865; 20. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (16), 16.873; 21. 03, Shayle Bade, Lincoln, NE (10), 16.924; 22. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.954; DQ (Scales) 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (8); DQ (Scales) 47, Brant O'Banion, Sioux Falls, SD (17)

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.0: 1. Sawyer Phillips (3); 2. Ryan Bickett (1); 3. Nate Van Haaften (6); 4. Clint Garner (5); 5. McKenna Haase (4); 6. Cody Wehrle (2); 7. Joe Beaver (7); 8. Mitchell Alexander (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.1: 1. Calvin Landis (4); 2. Ryan Giles (6); 3. Christian Bowman (5); 4. Nathan Mills (1); 5. Dylan Peterson (7); 6. Jordan Martens (2); 7. Brad Comegys (8); 8. Troy Manteufel (3)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:05.4: 1. Cody Ledger (1); 2. Tom Lenz (2); 3. Thomas Kennedy (3); 4. Ryan Roberts (4); 5. Matt Moro (6); 6. Mason Daniel (5); 7. Shayle Bade (7); 8. Brant O'Banion (8)

A main (started), 11 Laps, NT: 1. Ryan Giles (1); 2. Clint Garner (5); 3. Matt Moro (6); 4. Thomas Kennedy (11); 5. Sawyer Phillips (7); 6. Calvin Landis (4); 7. Nate Van Haaften (2); 8. Mason Daniel (9); 9. Cody Ledger (13); 10. Ryan Bickett (12); 11. Dylan Peterson (19); 12. Cody Wehrle (14); 13. Christian Bowman (3); 14. McKenna Haase (8); 15. Brad Comegys (22); 16. Nathan Mills (15); 17. Tom Lenz (10); 18. Ryan Roberts (24); 19. Troy Manteufel (16); 20. Jordan Martens (17); 21. Joe Beaver (18); 22. Mitchell Alexander (23); 23. Shayle Bade (21); 24. Brant O'Banion (22). Lap Leaders: Giles 1-11. Hard-charger: Peterson.

 

 

Donny Schatz Dominates Brownells Big Guns Bash Night One at Knoxville!
No One Can Turn Down Kelby Watt in 305’s

by Bill Wright                                                                                               

 

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 29, 2018) – Donny Schatz kicked off the Brownells Big Guns Bash weekend with a dominating win Friday night at Knoxville Raceway.  Though there was little doubt up front, fantastic racing behind the leader kept the large crowd gathered on their feet.  The win, aboard the Tony Stewart Racing #15, was worth $10,000 to the Fargo, North Dakota driver.  Seventeen-year-old Kelby Watt drove a great race late in the going to claim his second career feature win in the 305 class.

 

Schatz earned the pole with a win in the Dash and led the 25-lap feature early, ahead of Lynton Jeffrey, Brooke Tatnell, Logan Schuchart and Brian Brown.  Brown moved by Schuchart for fourth on lap two, but with three laps down, made heavy contact with the turn two wall.  Jordyn Brazier slowed at the same time, bringing out the caution.

 

Brown went to the work area, but the green was dropped with Schatz taking the inside line on Jeffrey on the double-file restart.  Contact between the two sent Jeffrey into a wicked series of flips.  Fortunately, he emerged unscathed.  The lengthy red flag period gave Brown’s crew time to repair his car to restart at the tail.

 

The next restart was single-file, with Schatz leading Tatnell, Schuchart, Ian Madsen and Kerry Madsen.  Schuchart grabbed second from Tatnell on lap eleven, as the leader entered lapped traffic.  Behind him, a furious battle for third involving three Aussies was taking place.  Ian Madsen emerged with the spot on lap 16, as Kerry followed him by Tatnell into fourth a lap later. 

 

David Gravel was also on the move after starting 11th.  He entered the top five with seven laps to go.  Ian Madsen continued his charge, passing Schuchart for second with five to go.  Gravel would gain two more positions as well, garnering third with three to go.

 

Schatz’s win would come by 3.8 seconds over Ian Madsen.  They were followed by Gravel, Kerry Madsen and Schuchart.  Hard-charger Shane Stewart, Tatnell, Austin McCarl, Cory Eliason and Brad Sweet rounded out the top ten.  Kerry Madsen and Jeffrey set quick time in their respective flights.  The were both joined by Schatz and Ian Madsen as heat winners.  Schatz won the Dash and Dominic Scelzi took the B.

 

An emotional tribute to the late Jason Johnson was played during opening ceremonies and there was a forty-one second moment of silence.  In addition, the missing man formation was displayed before the feature.

 

“These guys (Schatz’s crew) are incredible at what they do,” said Schatz in Victory Lane.  “I’m just lucky to drive it.  Tonight, was probably one of the first nights I’ve ever asked myself…when I put the suit on…’Why?’  Once I fired the car, everything made sense.  This is what I love to do and what everyone out here loves to do.  Thank you to all the fans, racetrack, everybody.  It was a very shocking week, but I’m glad to be standing here now.  Words can’t describe it.”

 

“(The crew) gave me a great racecar tonight,” said Ian Madsen.  “It took me a little while to get going, but once we kind of got rolling and could go wide open on the top, we really came alive.  It’s an awesome strong run to come home to Knoxville and get a second place.  I couldn’t be prouder of my team.”

 

“We missed it a little bit qualifying,” said the third place Gravel.  “We finished third in the heat and that put us eleventh in the A main.  I felt we had a really good car in the heat race, but it was a little big too fast.  We had a really good car again.  I was confident that we were good.  I was able to pick off a couple of guys in the last laps.  We’re happy with where we ran tonight.  We’ll take the podium tonight and move on to tomorrow.”

 

The 305 15-lap main event had a rough start when Casey Greubel turned over in turn three.  He was o.k.  Devin Kline shot out to the lead over Joe Simbro, Mike Mayberry, Matthew Stelzer and Eric Bridger.  Mayberry would shoot into second on lap two, before the leader Kline tumbled in turn two.  He was also uninjured.

 

Now, with two laps down, Mayberry led Simbro, Stelzer, Bridger and Kelby Watt back to green. A blanket could have been thrown over the top five for several laps.  Finally Watt was able to use the high side to move by Bridger into fourth.  Stelzer would take second from Simbro on lap five with Watt in tow.

 

A spin by a seventh running Ryan Leavitt slowed things with ten to go.  Mayberry led Stelzer, Watt, Simbro and Bridger back to green.  Bridger would move into fourth on the restart, but little else changed in the top five as they continued to race in tight formation.  Watt was making the high side work and slowly reeled in Stelzer.  With three to go, he was able to get by him as the two made slight contact.  Two laps later, he would ride the high side to take the lead from Mayberry.

 

Watt pulled away for his second career win ahead of Stelzer, who nabbed second on the last lap, Mayberry, Bridger and Simbro.  Evan Epperson, Leavitt, Mike Ayers, Chase Young and Brandon Worthington completed the top ten.  Young set quick time on the night, while Stelzer and Mayberry were heat winners.

 

“I found the top and I was running that thing full throttle,” said Watt in Victory Lane.  “I was bouncing off the wall, and I kept it going.  Sorry to bounce into Stelzer there, but I was coming up the track and it’s been a few months.  This car could literally go anywhere that I wanted to go, thanks to my Dad and grandpa.  That thing was so fast.”

 

Join us tomorrow night for the Brownells Big Guns Bash finale featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars!  The 360 sprints will also be in action Saturday!  For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com


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410 Results

 

Time Trials Group One (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (10), 15.147; 2. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (19), 15.203; 3. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (8), 15.260; 4. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (13), 15.287; 5. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (7), 15.306; 6. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (1), 15.375; 7. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (5), 15.383; 8. 5, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (3), 15.391; 9. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (17), 15.480; 10. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (15), 15.504; 11. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (9), 15.507; 12. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (20), 15.536; 13. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (12), 15.611; 14. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (16), 15.646; 15. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (11), 15.654; 16. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 15.702; 17. 9P, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (14), 15.706; 18. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (4), 16.034; 19. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (18), 16.037; 20. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (6), 16.178

 

Time Trials Group Two (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (20), 15.243; 2. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (18), 15.358; 3. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (6), 15.403; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (2), 15.408; 5. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (16), 15.420; 6. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (7), 15.437; 7. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (1), 15.441; 8. 83H, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (8), 15.533; 9. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (12), 15.55; 10. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (15), 15.554; 11. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (17), 15.582; 12. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (13), 15.584; 13. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (10), 15.590; 14. 2, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (5), 15.654; 15. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (4), 15.668; 16. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (9), 15.695; 17. 7S50, Keoni Texeira, Honolulu, HI (3), 15.749; 18. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (19), 15.876; 19. 19W, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (11), 16.494; 20. 3, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (14), 16.666

 

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.0: 1. Kerry Madsen (1); 2. Terry McCarl (3); 3. Gio Scelzi (4); 4. Jacob Allen (2); 5. Matt Juhl (5) / 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (6); 7. Rager Phillips (9); 8. Greg Wilson (7); 9. Hunter Schuerenberg (8); 10. Chase Wanner (10)

 

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:06.9: 1. Donny Schatz (1); 2. Logan Schuchart (2); 3. David Gravel (4); 4. Brad Sweet (5); 5. Davey Heskin (6) / 6. Dominic Scelzi (3); 7. Kraig Kinser (7); 8. Carson McCarl (8); 9. Bobby Mincer (9) DNS – Glen Saville

 

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.7: 1. Ian Madsen (1); 2. Brian Brown (2); 3. Cory Eliason (3); 4. Jason Sides (6); 5. Daryn Pittman (4) / 6. Sawyer Phillips (7); 7. Jordyn Brazier (5); 8. AJ Moeller (8); 9. Keoni Texeira (9); 10. Bob Weuve (10)

 

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.3: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 2. Brooke Tatnell (2); 3. Austin McCarl (3); 4. Josh Schneiderman (5); 5. Shane Stewart (7); 6. Justin Henderson (4); 7. Brent Marks (6); 8. Tasker Phillips (8) DNS – RJ Johnson, Sammy Swindell

 

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:35.7: 1. Donny Schatz (2); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 3. Brooke Tatnell (3); 4. Logan Schuchart (5); 5. Ian Madsen (6); 6. Brian Brown (7); 7. Kerry Madsen (8); 8. Terry McCarl (4)

 

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:21.0: 1. Dominic Scelzi (1); 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (3); 3. Justin Henderson (2); 4. Jordyn Brazier (4); 5. Brent Marks (6); 6. Kraig Kinser (7); 7. Greg Wilson (5); 8. Sawyer Phillips (8); 9. Rager Phillips (13); 10. Hunter Schuerenberg (9); 11. Tasker Phillips (12); 12. Carson McCarl (11); 13. RJ Johnson (16); 14. Keoni Texeira (14); 15. Chase Wanner (17); 16. Glen Saville (19); 17. AJ Moeller (10); 18. Bob Weuve (18); 19. Bobby Mincer (15) DNS – Sammy Swindell

 

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Donny Schatz (1); 2. Ian Madsen (5); 3. David Gravel (11); 4. Kerry Madsen (7); 5. Logan Schuchart (4); 6. Shane Stewart (20); 7. Brooke Tatnell (3); 8. Austin McCarl (12); 9. Cory Eliason (10); 10. Brad Sweet (15); 11. Justin Henderson (23); 12. Terry McCarl (8); 13. Gio Scelzi (9); 14. Davey Heskin (19); 15. Brian Brown (6); 16. Sheldon Haudenschild (22); 17. Jacob Allen (13); 18. Matt Juhl (17); 19. Daryn Pittman (18); 20. Jason Sides (14); 21. Dominic Scelzi (21); 22. Jordyn Brazier (24); 23. Greg Wilson (25, prov.); 24. Josh Schneiderman (16); 25. Lynton Jeffrey (2). Lap Leader: Schatz 1-25. Hard-charger: Stewart.

 

305 Results

 

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (15), 17.478; 2. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (17), 17.609; 3. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (10), 17.712; 4. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.883; 5. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (12), 17.894; 6. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (6), 17.904; 7. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (7), 17.908; 8. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (1), 17.987; 9. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (5), 17.997; 10. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (13), 18.053; 11. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (11), 18.137; 12. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (16), 18.145; 13. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (9), 18.181; 14. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (14), 18.245; 15. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (3), 18.277; 16. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (4), 18.375; 17. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (2), 18.838

 

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.4: 1. Matthew Stelzer (2); 2. Mike Ayers (1); 3. Chris Horton (4); 4. Chase Young (6); 5. Kelby Watt (5); 6. Evan Epperson (3); 7. Dan Henning (8); 8. Brandon Worthington (7); 9. Jon Hughes (9)

 

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.8: 1. Mike Mayberry (2); 2. Jeff Wilke (1); 3. Devin Kline (3); 4. Eric Bridger (6); 5. Joe Simbro (4); 6. Jayce Jenkins (7); 7. Ryan Leavitt (5); 8. Casey Greubel (8)

 

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Kelby Watt (5); 2. Matthew Stelzer (4); 3. Mike Mayberry (3); 4. Eric Bridger (7); 5. Joe Simbro (1); 6. Evan Epperson (12); 7. Ryan Leavitt (10); 8. Mike Ayers (9); 9. Chase Young (8); 10. Brandon Worthington (15); 11. Jeff Wilke (11); 12. Jon Hughes (17); 13. Dan Henning (14); 14. Jayce Jenkins (13); 15. Chris Horton (6); 16. Devin Kline (2); 17. Casey Greubel (16).  Lap Leaders: Kline 1-2, Mayberry 3-13, Watt 14-15. Hard-charger: Epperson.

 

 

Brian Brown Ties Earl Wagner With 43 Knoxville Wins! Clint Garner Back on Top in 360’s; Eric Bridger Keeps Cruising in 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 23, 2018) – Brian Brown notched a historic win in Saturday’s Farm Bureau Mid-Season Championship Night when he tied legend and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee, Earl Wagner, with 43 career wins in Knoxville Raceway’s premier class. The win was the sixth of the season for Brown here, and paid him $5,000. Clint Garner took the lead on a restart from sprint car rookie Mason Daniel and held on for his 37th career win here, while Eric Bridger won again, claiming his sixth feature of the year in the 305 class.

The 25-lap 410 feature was a wild one, and saw Kerry Madsen leading Austin McCarl, Brian Brown, Terry McCarl and Matt Juhl early on. With just one lap in the books, Carson McCarl stopped in turn two bringing the caution. Sixteen-year-old Gio Scelzi, making his first Knoxville appearance, was running sixth on the restart when he did a series of cartwheels into turn two. He was uninjured.

Brown shot into second on the restart, and Juhl used the low side to gain fourth. A battle ensued for third, as Austin McCarl and Juhl traded the spot several times. A spin by Chase Wanner slowed things again with six laps down. Madsen led Brown, Austin McCarl, Juhl and Terry McCarl back to green. Juhl would get a good restart again, gaining third from Austin McCarl.

Madsen was in traffic by lap eleven with Brown in pursuit. Behind them, Austin McCarl again shot by Juhl in traffic for the show position. Brown started reeling in Madsen in traffic. Madsen made several good moves in traffic splitting lappers, but Brown was not going away.

With five laps to go, Brown shot under Madsen heading into turn one. When Madsen got off the gas to avoid the slider, he got above the cushion and upside down. He was uninjured. Brown led the field on the restart, ahead of Austin McCarl, Juhl, Terry McCarl and Brooke Tatnell. Juhl again worked by Austin McCarl, this time for second, before Carson McCarl spun with two laps to go.

Brown would pull away the final two laps, while Juhl and Austin McCarl battled furiously for second. Terry McCarl would enter the fray in the end. Brown would win ahead of Austin McCarl, Terry McCarl, who gained third on the last lap, Juhl and Tatnell. Hard-charger Tasker Phillips, Davey Heskin, Lynton Jeffrey, Rager Phillips and Sawyer Phillips rounded out the top ten. Brown set quick time, while Jeffrey, Jordyn Brazier and Terry McCarl won heats.

“It wasn’t easy,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “Kerry was setting a good pace there. I got to him a couple times. I just made a couple of mistakes and lost ground. I apologize if I got into him. I don’t think I did. There was plenty of room. On the video, it looked like he got tight above the cushion. It is what it is though. Some of you guys are booing now, but if we beat (Donny) Schatz next week, you’ll be cheering!”

Mason Daniel, who won his first career feature in a sprint car here on June 16, led the 20-lap 360 main event early over Christian Bowman, Clint Garner, Ryan Giles and Calvin Landis. Only two laps were in when Sawyer Phillips lost control and slid up the track. Jon Agan tried to sneak between his car and the wall but didn’t make it. He flipped into turn two. He was uninjured.

Garner shot into second on the restart, before McKenna Haase spun with six laps down. Coming for the green, Daniel led Garner, Bowman, Giles and Landis. Visitor Randy Hannagan had quietly moved from fourteenth up to eighth. While Daniel took the low line in turn one on the restart, Garner saw a door open on the cushion. The seven-time track champ pounced into the lead and took Giles with him.

Garner was back in lapped traffic by the twelfth circuit. Hannagan continued his charge as well, but it would halt with four laps to go. Nate Mills got sideways. When Hannagan swerved to avoid, he made contact with Bowman, who he had just passed. The two were done for the night.

Up front, Garner pulled away for the $1,750 score, ahead of Giles, Daniel, Phillips, who came back from the tail, and Landis. Matt Moro, Nate Van Haaften, Dylan Peterson, Devon Dobie and Haase completed the top ten. Daniel set quick time, while Phillips and Bowman won heats.

“I have to give thanks to the track crew,” said Garner in Victory Lane. “To me it seems like it’d be easy to make it follow the leader. But to leave just the right moisture and pack it in just right, and make it wide. I was lapping a lot of cars out there and having a blast. I was a little nervous for a minute. I thought (Daniel) was going to get two in a row. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do on the restart, but it worked out.”

Unlike both the 410 and 360 classes, the 305’s spent the night racing clean and green without much incident. Eric Bridger took off from outside row one ahead of Matthew Stelzer, Jayce Jenkins, Devin Kline and Evan Epperson. The battle early was for seconde. Jenkins, who ran the top, and Stelzer, who ran the low side, traded the spot four times before Jenkins claimed it for good on lap five.

This win wasn’t easy for Bridger by any stretch. He entered lapped traffic with six to go, and the rookie Jenkins closed on him. Using a lower line, Jenkins actually pulled beside the leader in turn two on the final lap, but Bridger was able to hold him off at the line.

Following Bridger and Jenkins at the stripe were Stelzer, Kline and Mike Mayberry. Mike Ayers, Ryan Leavitt, Kelby Watt, Evan Epperson and Brandon Worthington rounded out the top ten. Bridger set quick time for the eighth time in ten events, while Tyler Glass and Kline won heats. Leavitt was caught up in a heat race mishap and underwent serious repairs to run the main event.

“I think I saw (Jenkins) on the video board with a couple laps to go,” said Bridger in Victory Lane. “I saw him in one and two (on the last lap), but luckily three and four was my fastest corner. I struggled down in one and two. I just feel lucky to race here, let alone win a championship (in 2017). I’m just trying to keep the momentum going, keep winning races and see what’s next.”

It was also Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame inductions weekend. Roger Arndt, Bob Brooks, Larry Cahill, Noel, Dean and Mike Chadd, Mike Fisher and Terry McCarl were all inducted at intermission ceremonies.

Join us next weekend, Friday, June 29, and Saturday, June 30, for the Brownells Big Guns Bash featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars! The 305 sprints will also be in action Friday, while the 360’s will run Saturday. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com Knoxville Raceway - Sprint Car Capital of the World! www.knoxvilleraceway.com Father’s Day Perspective with Henderson, Beaver, and Kline! 6/15/2018 - Joanne Cram discussed fatherhood with three different drivers recently, as we recognize Father's Day Weekend at Knoxville Raceway!

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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (2), 15.765; 2. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (16), 15.775; 3. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (4), 15.792; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (5), 15.816; 5. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 15.857; 6. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (10), 15.946; 7. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (8), 15.999; 8. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (14), 16.022; 9. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (7), 16.051; 10. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (20), 16.059; 11. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (13), 16.082; 12. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.085; 13. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (21), 16.089; 14. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (6), 16.109; 15. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (3), 16.191; 16. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 16.289; 17. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (22), 16.292; 18. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (9), 16.492; 19. 10, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (15), 16.598; 20. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (23), 16.640; 21. 9Z, Jared Goerges, Brainerd, MN (1), 16.921; 22. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (19), 17.239; 23. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (11), 17.618;

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.3: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 2. Brian Brown (6); 3. Rager Phillips (2); 4. Davey Heskin (4); 5. Brooke Tatnell (5); 6. Tasker Phillips (1); 7. Bob Weuve (8); 8. Don Droud Jr. (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.6: 1. Jordyn Brazier (1); 2. Kerry Madsen (6); 3. Austin McCarl (5); 4. AJ Moeller (2); 5. Carson McCarl (4); 6. RJ Johnson (3); 7. Glen Saville (7); 8. Chase Wanner (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (6); 2. Gio Scelzi (4); 3. Matt Juhl (5); 4. Josh Schneiderman (2); 5. Bobby Mincer (1); 6. Jared Goerges (7); 7. Sawyer Phillips (3)

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Austin McCarl (1); 3. Terry McCarl (3); 4. Matt Juhl (5); 5. Brooke Tatnell (6); 6. Tasker Phillips (18); 7. Davey Heskin (9); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 9. Rager Phillips (12); 10. Sawyer Phillips (16); 11. AJ Moeller (13); 12. Bobby Mincer (17); 13. RJ Johnson (14); 14. Josh Schneiderman (15); 15. Jordyn Brazier (11); 16. Don Droud Jr. (21); 17. Chase Wanner (23); 18. Bob Weuve (22); 19. Jared Goerges (19); 20. Carson McCarl (10); 21. Kerry Madsen (2); 22. Glen Saville (20); 23. Gio Scelzi (8). Lap Leaders: Madsen 1-20, Brown 21-25. Hard-charger: T. Phillips.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (9), 16.600; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (10), 16.651; 3. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (7), 16.691; 4. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (14), 16.745; 5. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.785; 6. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (3), 16.847; 7. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (16), 16.853; 8. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (5), 16.888; 9. 23, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (19), 16.965; 10. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (2), 16.992; 11. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 17.006; 12. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (6), 17.045; 13. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (13), 17.145; 14. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (18), 17.224; 15. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.231; 16. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (8), 17.273; 17. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (11), 17.286; 18. 22H, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (12), 17.304; 19. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (1), 17.412

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Sawyer Phillips (1); 2. Devon Dobie (2); 3. Calvin Landis (4); 4. Jon Agan (3); 5. Dylan Peterson (7); 6. Mason Daniel (6); 7. Nate Van Haaften (5); 8. Nathan Mills (10); 9. Brad Comegys (9); 10. Joe Beaver (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:05.1: 1. Christian Bowman (3); 2. McKenna Haase (2); 3. Clint Garner (6); 4. Ryan Giles (4); 5. Matt Moro (5); 6. Randy Hannagan (9); 7. Cody Wehrle (1); 8. Tom Lenz (8); 9. Mitchell Alexander (7)

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

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (12), 17.770; 2. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.814; 3. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (10), 17.852; 4. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (2), 17.857; 5. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (6), 17.962; 6. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (15), 18.062; 7. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (8), 18.222; 8. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (9), 18.232; 9. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (13), 18.292; 10. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (11), 18.313; 11. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (17), 18.329; 12. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (16), 18.343; 13. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (14), 18.377; 14. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (18), 18.501; 15. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (4), 18.522; 16. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (5), 19.111; 17. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (1), NT; 18. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (3), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.7: 1. Tyler Glass (1); 2. Matthew Stelzer (3); 3. Jayce Jenkins (5); 4. Evan Epperson (4); 5. Chris Horton (2); 6. Eric Bridger (6); 7. Kelby Watt (7); 8. Dan Henning (8); 9. Casey Greubel (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.1: 1. Devin Kline (4); 2. Mike Mayberry (1); 3. Mike Ayers (3); 4. Joe Simbro (7); 5. Jeff Wilke (2); 6. Brandon Worthington (5); 7. Jon Hughes (8); 8. Ryan Leavitt (6) DNS – Chase Young

A main (started), 17 Laps, 5:31.3 (NTR): 1. Eric Bridger (2); 2. Jayce Jenkins (4); 3. Matthew Stelzer (1); 4. Devin Kline (3); 5. Mike Mayberry (10); 6. Mike Ayers (6); 7. Ryan Leavitt (9); 8. Kelby Watt (14); 9. Evan Epperson (5); 10. Brandon Worthington (8); 11. Tyler Glass (7); 12. Casey Greubel (17); 13. Chris Horton (11); 14. Dan Henning (16); 15. Jeff Wilke (12); 16. Jon Hughes (15); 17. Joe Simbro (13) DNS – Chasey Young. Lap Leader: Bridger 1-17. Hard-charger: Watt.

 

 

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(Bill W) June 4, 2018, Monroe, IA – Donny Schatz (3), Brian Brown (5) and Scotty Thiel (2) were all repeat winners last week in Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com action! Schatz picked up the win with the World of Outlaws Friday night at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Brian Brown nailed down win number five at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday night, while Scotty Thiel took the IRA stop at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin Sunday.

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TKS Motorsports - Turning Laps and Gaining Experience Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Des Moines, IA (June 13, 2018) – A full weekend at the Jackson Motorplex for the Jackson Nationals provided the opportunity for Austin McCarl and the TKS Motorsports team to turn a lot of laps with the best sprint car competition in the country.

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TKS Motorsports - Turning Laps and Gaining Experience Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Des Moines, IA (June 13, 2018) – A full weekend at the Jackson Motorplex for the Jackson Nationals provided the opportunity for Austin McCarl and the TKS Motorsports team to turn a lot of laps with the best sprint car competition in the country.

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Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

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TKS Motorsports - Turning Laps and Gaining Experience Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Des Moines, IA (June 13, 2018) – A full weekend at the Jackson Motorplex for the Jackson Nationals provided the opportunity for Austin McCarl and the TKS Motorsports team to turn a lot of laps with the best sprint car competition in the country.

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 402 (5)
Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 294 (3)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 267
Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 235
Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 190

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 172

Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 152
Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 150 (1)
Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 144
Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 136 (1)

Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 117

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 113
Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 105
Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 104 (2)
Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 100 (2)
Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 74

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 74
Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 72
Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 66

Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 60
Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 60
Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 56
Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 55
Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 54
Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 48
Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 48
Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 46
Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 43
Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 40

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 40

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 38

Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 38
Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 36

Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 36
Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 35
Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 35
Ryan Robinson, Foresthill, CA, 35

Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 35
AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 32
Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 30

Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 30
Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 30
Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 28
Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 26
Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25
Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 25

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 24
Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 22
Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 18
Nathan Charron, Hartsburg, IL, 18
Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 18
Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 18
Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16
Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 16

Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 16
Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 16
Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 16

Scott Uttech, New Berlin, IL, 16
Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 14
Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 14
Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 14

Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 14

Matt VandeVere, Zion, IL, 14
Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 12

Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI, 12
Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 12
Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 12

Chase Briscoe, Mitchell, IN, 10
Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 10

Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust., 8

Brandon McMullen, Plymouth, WI, 8
Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 8

Michael Decker, Silver Lake, WI, 6

Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 6
Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6
Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6
Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN, 6
Jay Waugh, Canberra, NSW, Aust., 6
Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4
Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 4
Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL, 4

Chase Wanner, Agency, IA, 4

Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 2

WoO Platinum Driver Feature Wins:

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (3)

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (2)
Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (1)

Tentative 2018 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com
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TKS Motorsports - Turning Laps and Gaining Experience Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Des Moines, IA (June 13, 2018) – A full weekend at the Jackson Motorplex for the Jackson Nationals provided the opportunity for Austin McCarl and the TKS Motorsports team to turn a lot of laps with the best sprint car competition in the country.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO

Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Wed, June 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO

Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

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

Thurs, July 26 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars

Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars

Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”

Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)

Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

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

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

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

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

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

Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

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

Sat, Sept 1 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Sun, Sept 2 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

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

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Brian Brown Earns Fifth Win of Season at Knoxville! Mason Daniel Pulls Off Shocker in 360’s; Eric Bridger Dominates 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 16, 2018) – Brian Brown raced past Lynton Jeffrey to win his fifth feature of the season at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver picked up $4,000 for his 42nd career victory at Knoxville aboard his Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21. Sprint car rookie Mason Daniel drove his way through traffic to a win in the 360 class. The Californian picked up $1,500 for his win. Eric Bridger dominated again in the 305 class, leading wire to wire, and matching Brown by winning for the fifth time in 2018.

Lynton Jeffrey led from the pole in the 20-lap 410 feature over AJ Moeller, Brian Brown, Kerry Madsen and Terry McCarl. Moeller broke in turn two on the second lap halting things. On the restart, Brown shot under Jeffrey for the lead, but the start was called back when the restart cone was hit. Jeffrey would maintain his lead until Rager Phillips slowed with a flat tire on lap five.

Jeffrey led Brown, Madsen, Terry McCarl and Brooke Tatnell back to green. McCarl quickly took third, while Brown hounded the leader. On lap seven, he nipped Jeffrey at the flag stand by .009 of a second. From there, he pulled away. McCarl would follow him into second. Davey Heskin was also on the move on the bottom, gaining the top five, and then passing Madsen and Jeffrey on laps twelve and thirteen to gain third place.

Brown was into heavy lapped traffic, when the second place car of McCarl locked up on the frontstretch, ending his second place run. A five lap Dash saw Brown pull away for the win over Heskin, Madsen, Tatnell and Jeffrey. Matt Juhl, hard-charger Austin McCarl, Shane Golobic, Josh Schneiderman and Carson McCarl rounded out the top ten. Jeffrey set quick time on the night, while Tasker Phillips, Jordyn Brazier and Carson McCarl won heats.

“Lynton’s a heck of a racecar driver, and he was racing a good race,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “He was kind of moving around. What was good about that was that my car would go anywhere. This is a new Maxim tonight and it worked flawless. Hats off to all my guys. It’s been a pretty good season to start. We’re looking forward to next week and two weeks from now, especially (when the World of Outlaws visit). That was a workout!”

The 18-lap 360 main event went non-stop. Nate Van Haaften used his familiar low groove to pace Mason Daniel, Jon Agan, Christian Bowman and Matt Moro early on. Early, the race for fourth was the best one on the track, with Moro taking the spot on lap three.

Up front, Daniel was gaining on Van Haaften, using the high line around the half-mile. The two raced side by side for a couple of laps before Daniel took a narrow .013 of a second lead on lap eight. Around the same time, Clint Garner moved into the top five.

Daniel entered heavier traffic with six laps to go, but maneuvered it well and extended his lead. In the end, the Californian, who is racing sprint cars for the first time this year, won his first race at Knoxville. Van Haaften would follow, ahead of Agan, Moro and Garner. Ryan Giles, McKenna Haase, Sawyer Phillips, Bowman and Calvin Landis would complete the top ten. Moro set quick time, while Agan and Van Haaften were heat winners.

“This is something else,” said an emotional Daniel in Victory Lane. “We struggled the past couple of times we’ve been here. To come out and get the win tonight was amazing. The car was great. Garrett, Landon and Danny (Lasoski) did a great job and I can’t thank them enough. We actually lost the brakes, so we had to be on the top with the throttle wide open. With (Lasoski’s) knowledge and helping me out with the track one where is fast and where it’s not and what to do…it’s really helpful.”

Eric Bridger left little doubt again in the 305 class, as he led from start to finish in the non-stop 15-lap feature. For the second week in a row, Ryan Leavitt cruised in the second spot, while Jayce Jenkins nailed down third.

The best race was for fourth fifth and sixth. Kelby Watt, Mike Mayberry and Matthew Stelzer raced hard through the middle stages. In the end, it would be Watt taking fourth, ahead of Stelzer. Hard-charger Devin Kline would recover from qualifying issues to drive from row seven to sixth, ahead of Mayberry, Rob Kubli, Jeff Wilke and Casey Greubel. Bridger set quick time for the seventh time this season, while Kubli and Wilke were heat winners.

“This is awesome,” said Bridger. “Starting on the front row helps. You’ve got to get a start there, and I knew the way the racetrack was…I was happy to get through lapped traffic and see that checkered flag. I had trouble with the first (lapped) car there but after that, I got my rhythm going.”

Join us next week, Saturday, June 23, for Marion County Farm Bureau and Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame Mid-Season Championship Night featuring the 410, 360 and 305 sprint cars! It’s also $1 Busch Light night. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com !

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (2), 15.547; 2. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (9), 15.600; 3. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (7), 15.661; 4. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (4), 15.680; 5. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (11), 15.744; 6. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (5), 15.754; 7. 17W, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (21), 15.761; 8. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (8), 15.764; 9. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (22), 15.788; 10. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (15), 15.844; 11. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (3), 15.866; 12. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (6), 15.987; 13. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (1), 16.031; 14. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (17), 16.079; 15. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 16.098; 16. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (19), 16.229; 17. 10, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (14), 16.256; 18. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (13), 16.317; 19. 3, Dakota Jackson, Elizabethtown, IN (16), 16.447; 20. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (12), 16.448; 21. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (23), 16.474; 22. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (18), 16.505; 23. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (10), 17.325.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.4: 1. Tasker Phillips (2); 2. Rager Phillips (1); 3. Brian Brown (5); 4. Austin McCarl (3); 5. Shane Golobic (4); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 7. Bobby Mincer (8); 8. Dakota Jackson (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.0: 1. Jordyn Brazier (2); 2. Davey Heskin (4); 3. Don Droud Jr. (1); 4. Kerry Madsen (6); 5. Josh Schneiderman (3); 6. Matt Juhl (5); 7. Chase Wanner (7); 8. Rob Weuve (8);

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.8: 1. Carson McCarl (2); 2. Brooke Tatnell (4); 3. Terry McCarl (5); 4. Dakota Hendrickson (1) 5. AJ Moeller (6); 6. RJ Johnson (3); 7. Glen Saville (7)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (3); 2. Davey Heskin (6); 3. Kerry Madsen (4); 4. Brooke Tatnell (7); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 6. Matt Juhl (8); 7. Austin McCarl (13); 8. Shane Golobic (9); 9. Josh Schneiderman (15); 10. Carson McCarl (10); 11. RJ Johnson (14); 12. Jordyn Brazier (11); 13. Glen Saville (19); 14. Chase Wanner (18); 15. Bobby Mincer (20); 16. Terry McCarl (5); 17. Don Droud Jr. (17); 18. Dakota Hendrickson (16); 19. Rager Phillips (12); 20. Rob Weuve (21); 21. AJ Moeller (2); 22. Tasker Phillips (22); 23. Dakota Jackson (23). Lap Leaders: Jeffrey 1-6, Brown 7-20. Hard-charger: A. McCarl.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (3), 16.395; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (1), 16.431; 3. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (16), 16.521; 4. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (5), 16.553; 5. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (13), 16.657; 6. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (10), 16.716; 7. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (15), 16.837; 8. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.846; 9. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (6), 16.889; 10. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (11), 16.896; 11. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (2), 16.941; 12. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (8), 16.949; 13. 03, Shayle Bade, Lincoln, NE (9), 16.959; 14. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (7), 17.059; 15. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (12), 17.229; 16. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (14), 17.302;

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.2: 1. Jon Agan (3); 2. Cody Wehrle (1); 3. Sawyer Phillips (2); 4. Matt Moro (6); 5. McKenna Haase (4); 6. Ryan Giles (5); 7. Mitchell Alexander (8); 8. Shayle Bade (7)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.8: 1. Nate Van Haaften (2); 2. Christian Bowman (4); 3. Clint Garner (6); 4. Calvin Landis (3); 5. Mason Daniel (5); 6. Nathan Mills (1); 7. Tom Lenz (8); 8. Brad Comegys (7)

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:13.3: 1. Mason Daniel (2); 2. Nate Van Haaften (1); 3. Jon Agan (4); 4. Matt Moro (5); 5. Clint Garner (6); 6. Ryan Giles (7); 7. McKenna Haase (8); 8. Sawyer Phillips (9); 9. Christian Bowman (3); 10. Calvin Landis (10); 11. Shayle Bade (14); 12. Cody Wehrle (11); 13. Nathan Mills (12); 14. Tom Lenz (15); 15. Mitchell Alexander (13); 16. Brad Comegys (16). Lap Leaders: Van Haaften 1-7, Daniel 8-18. Hard-charger: Bade.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (4), 17.283; 2. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (6), 17.455; 3. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (7), 17.529; 4. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (10), 17.564; 5. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (16), 17.646; 6. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (11), 17.756; 7. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (8), 17.78; 8. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (13), 17.782; 9. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (17), 17.839; 10. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (12), 17.867; 11. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (5), 17.947; 12. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (3), 17.998; 13. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (9), 18.105; 14. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (14), 18.143; 15. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (1), 18.29; 16. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (15), 20.011; 17. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (2), 19.279.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.4: 1. Rob Kubli (1); 2. Ryan Leavitt (4); 3. Evan Epperson (2); 4. Devin Kline (9); 5. Eric Bridger (6); 6. Mike Ayers (3); 7. Matthew Stelzer (5); 8. Dan Henning (7); 9. Jon Hughes (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.1: 1. Jeff Wilke (1); 2. Jayce Jenkins (3); 3. Casey Greubel (2); 4. Mike Mayberry (6); 5. Kelby Watt (5); 6. Joe Simbro (4); 7. Brandon Worthington (7); 8. Chase Young (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:33.5: 1. Eric Bridger (2); 2. Ryan Leavitt (3); 3. Jayce Jenkins (1); 4. Kelby Watt (5); 5. Matthew Stelzer (7); 6. Devin Kline (13); 7. Mike Mayberry (4); 8. Rob Kubli (6); 9. Jeff Wilke (9); 10. Casey Greubel (10); 11. Chase Young (16); 12. Evan Epperson (8); 13. Joe Simbro (11); 14. Brandon Worthington (14); 15. Jon Hughes (16); 16. Mike Ayers (12) DNS – Dan Henning. Lap Leader: Bridger 1-15. Hard-charger: Kline.

 

 

Brown Builds Lead in Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by Open Wheel 101!
Monday, June 11, 20

Associate Sponsors: Hoseheads.com, Jim Harris, TheCushion.com

(Bill W) June 11, 2018, Monroe, IA – Brian Brown had a strong Jackson Nationals at the Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota last weekend, and built his lead a bit in the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com! The World of Outlaws invaded the Midwest last weekend. Sheldon Haudenschild picked up the rain date win Tuesday at the Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway. Rain postponed things in Jackson Thursday, but Jason Johnson picked up both preliminary wins there (Friday and Saturday afternoon). Donny Schatz took home $40,000 for the win in the finale.

Three point eligible races will be contested this weekend. On Friday, the WoO heads to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Weekly racing will be back in action at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday. On Sunday, the IRA will gather at the beautiful Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

Brown now holds a 76-point lead over Austin McCarl in the point standings. Brooke Tatnell is third, ahead of Kerry Madsen, Davey Heskin and Jacob Patten (tie), Justin Henderson, Terry McCarl, Matt Juhl and Cory Eliason.

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

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Stay tuned to www.OpenWheel101.com all season long for point and race updates!

Up Next!

Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

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

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 352 (3)
Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 276 (3)
Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 205
Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 197
Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 150
Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 150 (1)
Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 147
Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 144
Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 132
Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 126 (1)
Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 105
Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 104 (2)
Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 99
Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 92
Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 74
Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 72
Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 66
RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 64
Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 60
Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 56
Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 55
Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 54
Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 50 (1)
Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 48
Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 48
Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 48
Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 46
Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 43
Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 40
Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 36
Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 36
Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 35
Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 35
Ryan Robinson, Foresthill, CA, 35
AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 32
Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30
Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 30
Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 28
Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 28
Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 26
Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25
Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 25
Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 24
Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 18
Nathan Charron, Hartsburg, IL, 18
Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 18
Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 18
Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16
Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 16
Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 16
Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 16
Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 16
Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 14
Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 14
Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 14
Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 12
Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 12
Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 12
Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 12
Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 10
Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 8
Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6
Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6
Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN, 6
Jay Waugh, Canberra, NSW, Aust., 6
Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 4
Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4
Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 4
Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL, 4
Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Feature Wins:

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (2)
Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (2)
Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (1)

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

Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold)
Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder)
Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Rain)
Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)
Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, May 18 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA (Cory Eliason, Selma, CA)
Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA (Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL)
Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Tue, June 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)
Sat, June 9 (afternoon) – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)
Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO
Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Wed, June 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO
Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO
Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO
Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, July 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA
Thurs, July 26 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA
Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars
Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA
Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars
Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars
Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO
Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”
Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic
Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)
Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover”
Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO
Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest”
Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA
Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 1 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)
Sun, Sept 2 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)
Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial”
Sat, Sept 8 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial”
Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA
Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA
Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA
Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”
Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA
Fri, Oct 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Sat, Oct 6 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 20 – Dodge City (KS) Speedway WoO

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“Sunshine” at Knoxville as Tyler Courtney Takes USAC Cash!
Jon Agan Wins First in Three Years with 360’s; Eric Bridger Wins Again in 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 9, 2018) – Tyler “Sunshine” Courtney swept the night as the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series invaded the Knoxville Raceway here Saturday on Hy-Vee Night! The Indianapolis, Indiana native took home $5,000 for his win aboard the Clauson-Marshall Racing #7BC. It was also announced during the day that the Corn Belt Nationals will take place July 5 and 6, 2019, and pay $20,000 to the USAC winner, and $1,000 to start!

Jon Agan overcame some tough luck, taking his eleventh career win at Knoxville in the 360 class, but his first since July 4, 2015. Eric Bridger led wire to wire for his fourth win of the season in the 305 class.

Brady Bacon led from the pole early in the 30-lap USAC feature, ahead of CJ Leary and Chad Boespflug. Last year’s winner here, Justin Grant, and Tyler Courtney battled for the fifth spot, before Courtney took it for good on lap three. The next circuit would see “Sunshine” surge from fifth to third.

Bacon entered traffic on lap six, and by lap ten, led Leary, Courtney, Chase Stockon and Grant. Courtney reeled in Leary in traffic and made a pass for second on lap 19. On the 20th lap, he would slide in front of Bacon for the point. Leary would follow him into second a lap later. While Courtney pulled away, the only other move late in the race was a Grant pass of Stockon for fourth.

Courtney’s first career win at Knoxville came ahead of Leary, Bacon, a closing Grant, and Brody Roa, who took fifth on the last lap. Stockon, Robert Ballou, hard-charger Dave Darland, Chris Windom and Kevin Thomas Jr. rounded out the top ten. Courtney started his sweep with quick time and a heat win. Other heat winners were Grant and Windom. Darland flipped in turn three during his heat race, but his team was able to make repairs before the feature.

“I knew lapped cars were going to be tough to get around, because they were going to continue to run the top,” said Courtney after his win. “I knew I’d have to do something drastically different to get around those guys. I knew if I could stick the bottom, there was enough to get off the corner. We were able to get by (Leary) and then we slid Brady for the lead. This is really cool guys. I think I showed how bad I wanted it last year here and I put myself in a bad position (and crashed) and that cost me a race. Thank you, Knoxville, for having us, and I’m already looking forward to next year.”

“This is a big comeback from last night at I-80 (Speedway),” said the second place Leary. “We struggled really bad. I’m really glad our team found some speed. It feels good to get some momentum going again. I thought I might have something for the win there. Tyler just got the lapped cars better than me. I feel really good for this team.”

“I felt (the car) fading away a little bit,” said the third place Bacon. “We had some sort of bleeder malfunction. I don’t know if it was self-induced or mechanical. We had a good run going. It was our kind of track. I didn’t think we had a great car at the beginning, but we found out we had a problem. It would have been good to get another win at Knoxville, but it looks like next year we’ll have two days to do it.”

Jon Agan led from his pole position early in the 18-lap 360 main event over AJ Moeller and Matt Moro. Ryan Giles was the man on the move early, taking third from Moro on lap two and second from Moeller on lap three. Using the low side, Giles tried to keep pace with the leader. Clint Garner was fast as well, grabbing third on lap seven, before Joe Beaver and Mason Daniel contacted, ending top ten runs.

The only restart of the race saw Agan lead Giles, Garner, Moeller and Moro back to green. Moro and Garner would put on a great duel for third, with Garner eventually prevailing. Up front, Agan hit lapped traffic with three to go and slowed a bit. Giles gained on him, but in the last corner, Agan snuck below the lapped car of Brad Comegys to take the win.

Agan was followed by Giles, Garner, Moro and Christian Bowman. McKenna Haase, Calvin Landis, Moeller, hard-charger Sawyer Phillips and Cody Wehrle rounded out the top ten. Moeller set quick time, while Bowman and Haase were heat race winners.

“The race car was off a little bit and so was the driver,” said Agan in Victory Lane. “We haven’t raced every week and don’t have a real strong base. We checked out in the first feature here of the year and broke a piston. We’ve been running an older motor that just doesn’t have Knoxville ‘smoke’. This was our first night out with one of our good motors. We needed this win. We’ll take it. It’s been a couple years since we’ve been up here. It definitely hasn’t been for a lack of effort on our team’s part.”

Eric Bridger had another great night, leading all 15 laps of the 305 feature for his fourth win of the season, and sixth in his career. Devin Kline chased him the distance, closing in the late stages in traffic. Tyler Glass claimed third on the second lap and held on to that spot, ahead of Ryan Leavitt and Kelby Watt, who passed Rob Kubli for fifth on the last go-around. Matthew Stelzer, Joe Simbro, Mike Ayers and Casey Greubel rounded out the top ten. Bridger set quick time for the seventh time in eight nights, while Watt and Stelzer won heats.

“When you race against Devin and Ryan, that’s tough competition there,” said Bridger in Victory Lane. “We had a good race car. We’re definitely on the momentum train, and we want to keep setting those quick times. Winning features helps a lot too.”

Join us next week, Saturday, June 16, for Van Wall Equipment and “Future Stars” Night featuring the 410, 360 and 305 sprint cars! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com
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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (24), 18.948; 2. 4, Justin Grant, Ione, CA (14), 18.962; 3. 32, Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, IN (6), 18.976; 4. 30, CJ Leary, Greenfield, IN (10), 19.028; 5. 98, Chad Boespflug, Hanford, CA (5), 19.098; 6. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (4), 19.100; 7. 69, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (11), 19.129; 8. 17, Nick Bilbee, Indianapolis, IN (15), 19.226; 9. 91, Brody Roa, Garden Grove, CA (23), 19.280; 10. 12, Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA (1), 19.381; 11. 18, Jarett Andretti, Mooresville, NC (22), 19.384; 12. 5, Chris Windom, Canton, IL (19), 19.437; 13. 36D, Dave Darland, Lincoln, IN (7), 19.487; 14. 0, Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, IA (3), 19.640; 15. 5E, Tom Harris, Banbury, OXFD, UK (2), 19.697; 16. 74X, Josh Hodges, Tijeras, NM (17), 19.720; 17. 52, Isaac Chapple, Willow Branch, IN (21), 19.804; 18. 77K, Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (8), 19.881; 19. 78, Rob Caho Jr., Wyoming, MN (18), 19.908; 20. 11W, Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (9), 20.080; 21. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (16), 20.091; 22. 71, Robert Bell, Colfax, IA (12), 20.943; 23. 11X, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (13), 21.196; 24. 12G, Kelly Graham, Hedrick, IA (20), 21.573.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Tyler Courtney (6); 2. CJ Leary (5); 3. Kevin Thomas Jr. (4); 4. Josh Hodges (1); 5. Robert Ballou (3); 6. Rob Caho Jr. (7); 7. Robert Bell (8); 8. Dave Darland (2)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:45.8: 1. Justin Grant (6); 2. Nick Bilbee (4); 3. Isaac Chapple (1); 4. Chad Boespflug (5); 5. Jarett Andretti (3); 6. Wyatt Burks (7); 7. Brandon Stevenson (2); 8. Frank Rodgers III (8);

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Chris Windom (3); 2. Brady Bacon (5); 3. Chase Stockon (6); 4. Brody Roa (4); 5. Tom Harris (2); 6. Glen Saville (7); 7. Katlynn Leer (1); 8. Kelly Graham (8);

A main (started), 25 Laps, 10:45.6: 1. Tyler Courtney (6); 2. CJ Leary (3); 3. Brady Bacon (1); 4. Justin Grant (5); 5. Brody Roa (9); 6. Chase Stockon (4); 7. Robert Ballou (10); 8. Dave Darland (17); 9. Chris Windom (12); 10. Kevin Thomas Jr. (7); 11. Jarett Andretti (11); 12. Chad Boespflug (2); 13. Josh Hodges (16); 14. Tom Harris (13); 15. Nick Bilbee (8); 16. Glen Saville (21); 17. Wyatt Burks (20); 18. Brandon Stevenson (14); 19. Robert Bell (22); 20. Rob Caho Jr. (19); 21. Frank Rodgers III (23); 22. Kelly Graham (24); 23. Isaac Chapple (15); 24. Katlynn Leer (18). Lap Leaders: Bacon 1-19, Courtney 20-30. Hard-charger: Darland.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (12), 16.044; 2. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (16), 16.053; 3. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (17), 16.074; 4. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (3), 16.095; 5. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (13), 16.157; 6. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (2), 16.211; 7. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.256; 8. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (6), 16.266; 9. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (15), 16.294; 10. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (5), 16.434; 11. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (7), 16.435; 12. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (9), 16.440; 13. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (10), 16.449; 14. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (14), 16.593; 15. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (18), 16.633; 16. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (8), 16.712; 17. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (1), 16.712; 18. 28AU, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (11), 17.072.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:56.9: 1. Christian Bowman (1); 2. Jon Agan (3); 3. Matt Moro (4); 4. Sawyer Phillips (7); 5. Joe Beaver (2); 6. AJ Moeller (6); 7. Mitchell Alexander (8); 8. Mason Daniel (5) DNS – Nathan Mills

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. McKenna Haase (1); 2. Clint Garner (4); 3. Tom Lenz (2); 4. Calvin Landis (3); 5. Cody Wehrle (8); 6. Ryan Giles (6); 7. Allan Woods (9); 8. Brad Comegys (7); 9. Nate Van Haaften (5)

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

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (11), 17.127; 2. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (19), 17.136; 3. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.288; 4. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (10), 17.290; 5. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (13), 17.324; 6. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (6), 17.424; 7. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (9), 17.427; 8. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (14), 17.429; 9. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (16), 17.430; 10. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (5), 17.512; 11. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (2), 17.532; 12. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (3), 17.645; 13. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.673; 14. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (18), 17.808; 15. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (17), 17.862; 16. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (12), 17.874; 17. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (7), 17.980; 18. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (1), 18.115; 19. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (4), 19.399.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.2: 1. Kelby Watt (1); 2. Rob Kubli (3); 3. Devin Kline (5); 4. Eric Bridger (6); 5. Jayce Jenkins (2); 6. Josh Jones (7); 7. Mike Ayers (4); 8. Jeff Wilke (8); 9. Chase Young (10); 10. Dan Henning (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:45.2: 1. Matthew Stelzer (1); 2. Chris Horton (2); 3. Tyler Glass (3); 4. Ryan Leavitt (6); 5. Joe Simbro (7); 6. Evan Epperson (4); 7. Casey Greubel (8); 8. Mike Mayberry (5); 9. Jon Hughes (9)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:36.6: 1. Eric Bridger (1); 2. Devin Kline (2); 3. Tyler Glass (5); 4. Ryan Leavitt (3); 5. Kelby Watt (6); 6. Rob Kubli (4); 7. Matthew Stelzer (8); 8. Joe Simbro (11); 9. Mike Ayers (10); 10. Casey Greubel (13); 11. Dan Henning (17); 12. Mike Mayberry (9); 13. Chris Horton (7); 14. Jeff Wilke (16); 15. Josh Jones (14); 16. Jon Hughes (15); 17. Jayce Jenkins (12); 18. Chase Young (18) DNS – Evan Epperson. Lap Leader: Bridger 1-15. Hard-charger: Henning.

 

 

 

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6/8/18

I-80 Speedway

Greenwood, NE

USAC

25 cars

Kevin Thomas Jr. (3rd car out to time) set a new track record at 16.423 seconds on the 4/10-mile oval, breaking the year old mark of Stevie Sussex (16.808). Justin Grant (8th car out) was also under the old mark and second quick, followed by CJ Leary (10th), Chad Boespflug (9th), Brady Bacon (17th), Chase Stockon (13th), Chris Windom (16th), Dave Darland (6th), Nick Bilbee (18th) and Robert Ballou (4th). Mike Dapra failed to get a time in and scratched for the night.

Heat one (started): 1. Windom 5 (4) 2. Ballou 12 (3) 3. Thomas 69 (6) 4. Boespflug (5) 5. Isaac Chapple 52 (2) / 6. Don Droud Jr. 1m (1) 7. Cody Ledger 35L (7) 8. TJ Artz 57 (8)

Droud led the 8-lapper early over Ballou and Windom. Windom would get by Ballou on lap three for second. Two laps later, he would take the lead from Droud. Ballou followed him into second as Droud began fading. Thomas would grab third with two to go, and Boespflug and Chapple would get by for the last two feature transfers late.

Heat two (started): 1. Darland 36D (4) 2. Jarett Andretti 18 (2) 3. Bacon 99 (5) 4. Grant 4 (6) 5. Brody Roa 91 (3) / 6. Ryan Kitchen 21 (1) 7. Brandon Stevenson 0 (7) 8. Glen Saville 75 (8)

Plenty of action in this one. Roa led Kitchen and Bacon early. On lap two, Kitchen would pass Roa with his 360 power plant to take the lead, while Andretti took third from Bacon. Andretti would move into second on lap three, while Darland surged from fourth to second on lap five. Darland would grab the lead and pull away on lap five. Andretti would follow him into second with two to go. Bacon would grab third coming to the white flag, while Roa would get back by Kitchen for the last transfer late.

Heat three (started): 1. Tyler Courtney 7BC (3) 2. Stockon 32 (5) 3. Bilbee 17 (4) 4. Leary 30 (6) 5. Tom Harris 5E (2) / 6. Wyatt Burks 11w (1) 7. Terry Richards 18T (7) 8. Robert Bell 71 (8)

Courtney would surge from row two to the lead immediately and win going away. Behind him, Stockon would go from fourth to second on lap four, and Bilbee would grab third from Harris on lap seven.

B main (started): 1. Droud (1) 2. Ledger (4) 3. Kitchen (2) 4. Burks (3) 5. Artz (7) 6. Richards (6) 7. Stevenson (5) / 8. Saville (8) 9. Bell (9) DNS – Dapra

The 12-lapper took the top seven to the feature. Droud led wire to wire. Kitchen got by Burks for second on lap four, but it was Ledger, in his first night in a non-wing sprint, that was on the move. He passed Burks on lap six for third, and then got Kitchen for second with three to go.

A main (started): 1. Thomas (6) 2. Courtney (12) 3. Stockon (1) 4. Bacon (2) 5. Darland (8) 6. Ballou (10) 7. Bilbee (9) 8. Grant (5) 9. Boespflug (3) 10. Windom (7) 11. Droud (16) 12. Andretti (14) 13. Chapple (13) 14. Roa (11) 15. Harris (15) 16. Leary (4) 17. Ledger (19) 18. Artz (22) 19. Kitchen (17) 20. Richards (21) 21. Burks (18) 22. Stevenson (20)

The 30-lapper went non-stop. Early, Stockon and Bacon slid back and forth for the lead. Stockon led lap one, and Bacon laps two and three. When Bacon slid a bit high in two on lap four, Stockon took the lead and Thomas went into second. Meanwhile, Courtney had climbed into the top five by lap five. Thomas would ride by Stockon on lap seven, and Courtney moved into fourth. While Thomas started pulling away, Courtney continued his charge, grabbed third on lap ten from Bacon. Thomas started dicing through traffic non lap twelve. By the time Courtney cleared Stockon on lap 17, Thomas was a straightaway ahead. He would grab his third USAC sprint win of the season after struggling a year ago here. Courntey was the hard-charger in second.

 

 

6/6/18

Fairbury American Legion Speedway
Fairbury, IL

WoO & WAR

27 WoO cars
17 WAR cars

WoO

Jacob Allen (23rd car out to time) broke the track record in qualifying, and in so doing, became the only driver to register a lap under the 11-second bracket on the -mile oval at 10.893 seconds. The old mark was set by Carson Macedo in 2017 at 11.219. Kyle Larson (15th car out) was second quick, followed by Logan Schuchart (19th), Parker Price-Miller (16th), Brian Brown (18th), Tanner Thorson (21st), Daryn Pittman (3rd), Paul Nienhiser (26th), Carson Short (4th) and Jake Blackhurst (12th). Clyde Knipp tagged the wall in qualifying, slowing his progress. As is the case at many quarter-miles, results were unpredictable, leaving many of the WoO regulars looking up in the standings at some of the local drivers who had some laps here. Things started out tacky.

Heat one (started): 1. Allen 1a (1) 2. Price-Miller 4 (2) 3. Pittman 9 (3) 4. Gio Scelzi 71 (6) 5. Donny Schatz 15 (5) 6. Blackhurst 25 (4) / 7. David Gravel 5 (7) 8. Ian Madsen 18 (8) 9. Greg Wilson w20 (9)

The heats saw much more action than they typically do with the WoO. 10-lap heats are lined up by qualifying time, taking the top two to the Dash, and the top two to the feature. Allen led Price-Miller and Pittman the distance. Behind them, Scelzi moved up to fourth by lap two, with Schatz fading early, but coming back to fifth by lap three. Gravel was mired in the back before getting by Madsen for seventh with three to go. A last ditch slide attempt at Blackhurst and the last transfer fell short at the checkers.

Heat two (started): 1. Larson 57 (1) 2. Hunter Schuerenberg 20 (4) 3. Cory Eliason 83 (6) 4. Nienhiser 9x (3) 5. Brent Marks 19 (5) 6. Shane Stewart 2 (7) / 7. Kraig Kinser 11K (8) 8. Clinton Boyles 98 (9) 9. Brown 21 (2)

Larson led Brown and Schuerenberg early. Eliason and Nienhiser battled hard for fifth behind Marks. Brown was cruising in second before tagging the turn three wall and breaking the front end at the halfway point. Larson chose the inside line over Schuerenberg, Marks, Nienhiser, Eliason and Kinser on the restart. Eliason jumped up two spots to nail down third on the restart. Stewart struggled mightily before getting by Kinser with two to go for the final transfer. Boyles would blow an engine that scratched him for the night in both WoO and WAR.

Heat three (started): 1. Schuchart 1s (1) 2. Sheldon Haudenschild 17 (7) 3. Brad Sweet 49 (4) 4. Jason Johnson 41 (6) 5. Jason Sides 7s (8) 6. Matt Vandervere 10V (5) / 7. Clyde Knipp 13 (9) 8. Thorson 3c (2) 9. Short 21x (3)

Vandervere spun before a lap could be completed. Schuchart led early over Thorson and Sweet. Sweet worked by Thorson to take over second on lap two. Thorson came back with a slider, but bicycled and faded, losing several spots. Haudenschild surged through the pack to third before Short stopped and exited on lap three. Schuchart chose the inside line over Sweet, Haudenschild, Johnson, Sides and Thorson. Haudenschild ripped by Sweet for second, before Thorson would come to a stop an exit on lap four. Sides went by Johnson on that restart. Vandervere would get above the turn four cushion on lap seven and recover. Knipp could not avoid him and climbed his left rear, before turning over. He was uninjured. Vandervere was out with a flat left rear, but retained the sixth and final transfer to the feature without finishing. Haudenschild went from the fourth row of the heat to draw the pole for the Dash.

Dash (started): 1. Haudenschild (1) 2. Schuerenberg (4) 3. Schuchart (2) 4. Allen (6) 5. Price-Miller (3) 6. Larson (5)

The track was reworked before the Dash. Haudenschild led the 8-lap distance over Schuerenberg and Schuchart. Allen grabbed fourth on the fifth lap and made a late play on his teammate for third, but settled for fourth.

B main (started): 1. Thorson (2) 2. Wilson (7) 3. Short (3) 4. Gravel (4) 5. Kinser (6) 6. Madsen (5) / 7. Brown (1) 8. Knipp (8) DNS – Boyles

The 12-lapper saw Brown lead the first lap over Short and Thorson. The bottom was the place to be, and Wilson used it to go from seventh to fourth by lap two. Short took the lead on lap two as well. Thorson moved by Brown for second on lap three, and Wilson followed him into third the next time around. Gravel, Madsen and Brown were three wide for fifth and sixth with five to go and sorted out in that order (Kinser would later grab fifth from Madsen). Thorson would move by Short with three to go for the win. Wilson would grab second to end his good run with two to go.

A main (started): 1. Haudenschild (1) 2. Allen (4) 3. Larson (6) 4. Eliason (8) 5. Marks (14) 6. Pittman (7) 7. Price-Miller (5) 8. Schatz (13) 9. Sweet (9) 10. Gravel (22) 11. Johnson (12) 12. Scelzi (10) 13. Schuerenberg (2) 14. Nienhiser (11) 15. Kinser (23) 16. Vandervere (18) 17. Stewart (17) 18. Sides (15) 19. Schuchart (3) 20. Short (21) 21. Wilson (20) 22. Blackhurst (16) 23. Madsen (24) 24. Thorson (19)

The track was again reworked immediately before the feature. It would only hold on so long. The 40-lapper saw Schuerenberg takes command over Haudenschild and Schuchart early. The complexion of the race changed when the caution flew for Stewart, who spun three laps in. Schuerenberg chose the outside in the double-file restart and stumbled. Larson restarted eleventh after falling back. Haudenschild pounced into the lead ahead of Allen and Schuchart. Schuerenberg was shuffled back before Thorson flipped in turn three with five laps down. He was ok. Schuerenberg went pitside to replace a flat right rear. Wilson also went to the work area. Haudenschild chose the inside line ahead of Allen, Schuchart, Pittman and the 14th starting Marks. Marks would grab fourth when the green flew. A good battle with Eliason, would see the latter get by into fourth on lap eight. Haudenschild was back in traffic on lap ten. By lap 19, Larson had fought his way back to the top five. The track was blowing off greatly by the halfway point. On lap 23, contact between Larson and Marks caused both to do 360 spins in turn two and keep going. Wilson was trying to avoid and got upside down in a crash that also involved Scelzi and Nienhiser. When the green flew again, rubber was prevalent. Haudenschild approached lapped traffic again with ten to go. Schuchart was letting it rip, and got by Allen for second with eight to go. His right rear would blow five laps later. Eliason inherited third, but Larson was able to work by him at the white flag. Haudenschild had some hairy moments throughout, but held on for the win. Gravel was the hard-charger.
WAR

Heat one (started): 1. Korey Weyant 99 (2) 2. Landon Simon 24 (7) 3. Nic Harris N2 (3) 4. Brent Moore 114 (1) 5. Katlynn Leer 77K (4) 6. Steve Thomas 20 (6) 7. Austin Sears 31 (5) DNS – Carson Short 21, Kyle Simon 24x

8-lap heats used passing points to line up the feature. Before a lap could be completed, Sears and Thomas spun. Moore also came to a stop in turn four. That shuffled the lineup and Weyant led over Leer and Harris. Harris used the low side on lap two to duck under Leer for second. Leer would brush the wall on lap three allowing Simon by for third. Simon would grab second from Harris with three to go.

Heat two (started): 1. Mario Clouser 6 (2) 2. Thomas Meseraull 00 (3) 3. Mitch Wissmiller 1 (4) 4. Mitchell Davis 56 (1) 5. Terry Babb 88 (5) 6. Slater Helt 22s (7) 7. Mark Brucker 11 (6) DNS – Clinton Boyles 98

Wissmiller spun before a lap could be completed. Clouser led wire to wire. T-mez grabbed second from Davis on lap two. By the third lap, Wissmiller was back up to fourth, and got by Davis on the last lap for third.

A main (started): 1. L. Simon (1) 2. Meseraull (4) 3. Wissmiller (5) 4. Clouser (3) 5. Helt (11) 6. Babb (9) 7. Weyant (2) 8. Thomas (12) 9. Harris (6) 10. Brucker (13) 11. Davis (8) 12. Moore (7) 13. Leer (10) 14. Sears (14) DNS – Short, Boyles, K. Simon

Simon led early in the 25-lapper over Clouser and Wissmiller, but Wissmiller used the low line to shoot into the lead by the conclusion of lap two. Sears would tag the wall on lap three and exit. The restart saw Wissmiller on the low side, ahead of the rim rider Simon, low rider Clouser and Weyant. T-mez had a pass negated for fourth, but hammered the cushion to get it back from Weyant on the restart. He would then ride around Clouser for third on the tenth lap. An incident involving Davis, Harris and Moore and Leer, who were finished, slowed things on lap eleven. Wissmiller continued to lead Simon and T-mez. The top finally came in for Simon, who edged Wissmiller to the line on lap 13. With eight to go, T-mez would follow him into second. Meseraull took a slide attempt on the leader with four to go, but it wasn’t enough.

 

 

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Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 280 (3)
Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 272 (3)
Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 205
Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 175
Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 150
Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 150 (1)
Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 137
Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 132
Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 130
Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 105
Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 100 (2)
Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 99
Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 80 (1)
Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 74
Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 72
Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 66
RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 64
Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 62
Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 60
Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 56
Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 55
Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 54
Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 50 (1)
Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 48
Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 48
Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 46
Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 43
Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 40
Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 36
Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 35
Ryan Robinson, Foresthill, CA, 35
AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 32
Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30
Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 30
Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 30
Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 28
Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 28
Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 26
Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25
Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 25
Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 18
Nathan Charron, Hartsburg, IL, 18
Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16
Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 16
Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 16
Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 16
Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 16
Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 14
Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 14
Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 14
Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 14
Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 12
Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 12
Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 12
Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 12
Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 10
Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6
Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6
Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN, 6
Jay Waugh, Canberra, NSW, Aust., 6
Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 4
Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4
Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 4
Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL, 4
Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Feature Wins:

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Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold)
Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder)
Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Rain)
Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)
Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, May 18 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA (Cory Eliason, Selma, CA)
Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA (Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL)
Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Tue, June 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO
Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO
Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Wed, June 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO
Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO
Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO
Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, July 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA
Thurs, July 26 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA
Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars
Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA
Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars
Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars
Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO
Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”
Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic
Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)
Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover”
Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO
Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest”
Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA
Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 1 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)
Sun, Sept 2 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)
Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial”
Sat, Sept 8 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial”
Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA
Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA
Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA
Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”
Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA
Fri, Oct 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Sat, Oct 6 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 20 – Dodge City (KS) Speedway WoO

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Brian Brown Wins Fourth of Year at Knoxville!
Clint Garner Dominates in 360 Feature Win; Eric Bridger Wire to Wire in 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 2, 2018) – Brian Brown survived lapped traffic and several cautions to win another thriller at Knoxville Raceway Saturday on McKay Insurance Agency/Nationwide Night. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver earned $4,000 for his win aboard the FVP/Casey’s General Stores #21. Daytime activities also saw the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction activities. Clint Garner earned his 36th career win and $2,000 in the 360 class, and Eric Bridger led wire to wire for his third 305 main event win of the season, and fifth in his career.

Before a lap could be completed in the 20-lap 410 feature, Allan Woods and Bob Weuve contacted at the end of the front straight. Woods was done, but no one was injured. Lynton Jeffrey led at the drop of the green, ahead of Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown, Austin McCarl and Terry McCarl.

Brown threw a slider and took second from Madsen on lap two. When Jeffrey approached lapped traffic on lap six, Brown shot by for the lead. Austin McCarl started to advance, grabbing third from Madsen on lap seven, and second from Jeffrey on lap nine. Justin Henderson entered the top five at that point and took fourth from Madsen at the halfway point.

Brown had a 2.1 second lead at that point, while a hectic battle took place for third between Jeffrey, Madsen, Henderson and Terry McCarl. Contact between Carson McCarl and Bob Weuve collected RJ Johnson, who got upside down at the flagstand with eight laps to go. He was uninjured. Henderson went to the work area at that point, surrendering fifth with issues with the right rear of the car.

Brown led Austin McCarl, Jeffrey, Madsen and Terry McCarl back to green. Madsen would jump from fourth to second, while Terry McCarl would move into fourth. A final caution for Rager Phillips didn’t change things up front. Brown won his 41st career feature here, ahead of Madsen, Austin McCarl, Terry McCarl and Brooke Tatnell. Tasker Phillips, Jeffrey, Matt Juhl, hard-charger Josh Schneiderman and Jamie Ball rounded out the top ten. Austin McCarl set quick time over the field, while Ball, Chris Martin and Brown won heats.

“Hat’s off to my whole crew, but Chad (Morgan), especially,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “We’ve been pretty good the last three or four weeks, so we tried something completely different from what we normally do. I wouldn’t say it’s better, but I wouldn’t say it’s worse. I was having a heck of a time late. I think a power steering line busted or something. I was going through tear-offs like they were going out of style and I could hardly hold the wheel. There’s some cowboys up in front. We needed to get our elbows up and get going. Tonight is a special night with the (National Sprint Car) Hall of Fame inductions. Those guys that went in today…if it’s not the stoutest class I’ve seen in some time, I don’t know what is.”

An incident slowed the start of the 18-lap 360 feature. Dylan Peterson got sideways in turn two and collected both Joe Beaver, who ended upside down, and Cody Ledger. Everyone was o.k., but only Ledger returned.

When the green fell, Ryan Giles led over Clint Garner, Matt Moro, Nate Van Haaften and Ryan Bickett. Giles would catch the inside berm in turn two on the second circuit and pull a wheelie. Garner would pounce on the opportunity and take the lead. Garner shot into lapped traffic on lap six and had a 2.1 second lead.

Skylar Gee moved into fourth on lap eight, while the leader had a 4.4 second lead with six to go. Gee would gain a podium spot by getting by Giles with six to go, but Garner had no peer up front. Moro would run second, ahead of Gee, Giles and Van Haaften. Hard-charger Sawyer Phillips, Bickett, Jason Martin, Ryan Roberts and Calvin Landis completed the top ten. Moro set quick time, while heat races were won by Tom Lenz, Gee and Martin.

“With 36 wins, you’d think you’d sit back in the trailer and know what to do,” said Garner in Victory Lane. “We were back there kicking around what gear to run and what tire pressure. I was pretty sure the top was going to win that race. It was definitely treacherous up there. The car was great and the engine was awesome. It’s a lot of fun to be up here and I’d like to thank everyone for coming out.”

Eric Bridger used a “0” point invert to lead wire to wire from the pole in the 15-lap 305 main event. Ryan Leavitt settled in behind him early, ahead of Devin Kline, Kelby Watt and Rob Kubli. Kubli took fourth early and battled with Kline for third, taking the spot in the middle stages of the race.

Bridger entered lapped traffic on lap ten and slowed a bit, allowing Leavitt to close in, but he found clean air again and pull away. Kline may have had the fastest car late. He used the low groove to move by Kubli for third with three to go, and threaded the needle to get under Leavitt for second coming to the checkers.

Bridger’s win came ahead of Kline, Leavitt, Kubli and Watt. Chasey Young, hard-charger Mike Mayberry, Matthew Stelzer, Joe Simbro and Evan Epperson rounded out the top ten. Bridger posted his sixth quick time of the year, while Jon Hughes and Epperson were heat race winners.

“(Lapped traffic) was horrible there,” said Bridger in Victory Lane. “I was just trying to hold on there. I had a pretty loose car. I didn’t screw up too bad. I thought I heard someone the whole time, but I was just hoping to see checkers there. It was a handful.”

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Knoxville Raceway: 32m: Ryan Leavitt wins his second career 305 feature at Knoxville Raceway! more: Knoxville Raceway: 2h: Brian Brown earned his 16th career victory in the 360 class at Knoxville by starting from the fouth row and clawng his way to the front in an impressive victory!

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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 15.966; 2. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (5), 15.968; 3. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (20), 16.015; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (6), 16.070; 5. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.111; 6. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (25), 16.232; 7. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (8), 16.239; 8. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (11), 16.244; 9. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (15), 16.266; 10. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (24), 16.353; 11. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (7), 16.371; 12. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (21), 16.382; 13. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 16.466; 14. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (17), 16.487; 15. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (23), 16.552; 16. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.607; 17. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (9), 16.681; 18. 5T, Travis Philo, Waterville, OH (1), 16.685; 19. 28AU, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (10), 16.717; 20. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (22), 16.755; 21. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (16), 16.9; 22. 10, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (4), 16.952; 23. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (3), 16.960; 24. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (13), 17.842; 25. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (19), 18.392.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:23.2: 1. Jamie Ball (1); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 3. Austin McCarl (6); 4. Carson McCarl (2); 5. Brooke Tatnell (5); 6. Don Droud Jr. (8); 7. RJ Johnson (3); 8. Chase Wanner (9); 9. Allan Woods (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:23.1: 1. Chris Martin (1); 2. Kerry Madsen (6); 3. AJ Moeller (3); 4. Matt Juhl (4); 5. Josh Schneiderman (2); 6. Rager Phillips (5); 7. Bobby Mincer (8); 8. Dakota Hendrickson (7);

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.4: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Justin Henderson (4); 3. Tasker Phillips (2); 4. Terry McCarl (5); 5. Travis Philo (1); 6. Davey Heskin (3); 7. Glen Saville (7); 8. Bob Weuve (8)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Kerry Madsen (3); 3. Austin McCarl (2); 4. Terry McCarl (6); 5. Brooke Tatnell (5); 6. Tasker Phillips (13); 7. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 8. Matt Juhl (9); 9. Josh Schneiderman (17); 10. Jamie Ball (11); 11. Don Droud Jr. (19); 12. Chris Martin (12); 13. Glen Saville (20); 14. Davey Heskin (16); 15. Bobby Mincer (22); 16. Bob Weuve (24); 17. Travis Philo (18); 18. Chase Wanner (25); 19. Rager Phillips (8); 20. Justin Henderson (7); 21. AJ Moeller (10); 22. Carson McCarl (14); 23. RJ Johnson (15); 24. Dakota Hendrickson (21); 25. Allan Woods (23). Lap Leaders: Jeffrey 1-5, Brown 6-20. Hard-charger: Schneiderman.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (13), 16.966; 2. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (15), 16.972; 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (1), 17.002; 4. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (3), 17.029; 5. 17B, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD (12), 17.203; 6. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (9), 17.229; 7. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (16), 17.233; 8. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 17.258; 9. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (14), 17.261; 10. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (17), 17.281; 11. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (4), 17.296; 12. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (7), 17.364; 13. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (18), 17.385; 14. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (23), 17.398; 15. 36, Jason Martin, Liberal, KS (8), 17.418; 16. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (19), 17.431; 17. 03, Shayle Bade, Lincoln, NE (11), 17.44; 18. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (6), 17.466; 19. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (5), 17.466; 20. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (20), 17.58; 21. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (22), 17.651; 22. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (21), 17.677; 23. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (10), 18.008; 24. 12, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (24), 18.204; 25. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (25), 18.275

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:08.2: 1. Tom Lenz (1); 2. Ryan Roberts (4); 3. Matt Moro (6); 4. Ryan Giles (5); 5. McKenna Haase (3); 6. Joe Beaver (2); 7. Sawyer Phillips (7); 8. Brad Comegys (8); 9. Mitchell Alexander (9)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Skylar Gee (3); 2. Nate Van Haaften (6); 3. Shayle Bade (1); 4. Jack Dover (7); 5. Carson McCarl (4); 6. Ryan Bickett (5); 7. Calvin Landis (2); 8. Nathan Mills (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:07.2: 1. Jason Martin (2); 2. Clint Garner (6); 3. Dylan Peterson (3); 4. Mason Daniel (1); 5. Cody Ledger (7); 6. Cody Wehrle (4); 7. Christian Bowman (5); 8. Allan Woods (8)

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:47.3: 1. Clint Garner (2); 2. Matt Moro (3); 3. Skylar Gee (6); 4. Ryan Giles (1); 5. Nate Van Haaften (4); 6. Sawyer Phillips (21); 7. Ryan Bickett (7); 8. Jason Martin (9); 9. Ryan Roberts (5); 10. Calvin Landis (19); 11. Shayle Bade (15); 12. Cody Ledger (20); 13. Mason Daniel (16); 14. Cody Wehrle (14); 15. Christian Bowman (11); 16. McKenna Haase (13); 17. Jack Dover (18); 18. Allan Woods (24); 19. Tom Lenz (10); 20. Nathan Mills (23); 21. Mitchell Alexander (25); 22. Brad Comegys (22); 23. Carson McCarl (8); 24. Dylan Peterson (12); 25. Joe Beaver (17). Lap Leaders: Giles 1, Garner 2-18. Hard-charger: S. Phillips.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (5), 17.066; 2. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.451; 3. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (12), 17.674; 4. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (2), 17.799; 5. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (11), 17.816; 6. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (8), 17.861; 7. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.934; 8. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (16), 17.975; 9. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (3), 18.113; 10. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (1), 18.128; 11. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (4), 18.173; 12. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (17), 18.206; 13. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (10), 18.344; 14. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (13), 18.484; 15. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (7), 18.560; 16. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (6), 18.599; 17. 11, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (14), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:56.1: 1. Jon Hughes (1); 2. Ryan Leavitt (3); 3. Eric Bridger (6); 4. Joe Simbro (2); 5. Jayce Jenkins (4); 6. Chase Young (5); 7. Mike Mayberry (7); 8. Dan Henning (8); 9. Frank Rodgers III (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:55.7: 1. Evan Epperson (1); 2. Rob Kubli (2); 3. Kelby Watt (4); 4. Matthew Stelzer (7); 5. Devin Kline (6); 6. Josh Jones (3); 7. Mike Ayers (5); 8. Casey Greubel (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:59.1: 1. Eric Bridger (1); 2. Devin Kline (2); 3. Ryan Leavitt (3); 4. Rob Kubli (8); 5. Kelby Watt (4); 6. Chase Young (5); 7. Mike Mayberry (14); 8. Matthew Stelzer (13); 9. Joe Simbro (11); 10. Evan Epperson (9); 11. Jayce Jenkins (6); 12. Josh Jones (12); 13. Jon Hughes (7); 14. Casey Greubel (16); 15. Mike Ayers (10); 16. Dan Henning (15); 17. Frank Rodgers III (17). Lap Leader: Bridger 1-15. Hard-charger: Mayberry.

 

 

Busy Week Ahead for Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101!

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(Bill W) May 28, 2018, Monroe, IA – Four point eligible events are on the docket this week for the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101! On Wednesday, the World of Outlaws make their first ever appearance at the Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Illinois. Illinois Sprintweek is in full swing for MOWA as well, as they will hit Macon Speedway on Thursday and Lincoln Speedway Friday. Saturday, Knoxville Raceway will be back in action.

Austin McCarl and Brian Brown have owned Knoxville Raceway thus far. Last Saturday night, Austin equaled Brown by winning his third feature of the year at “The Sprint Car Capital of the World.” Paul Nienhiser grabbed his first win of the season in the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Sunday night at Jacksonville Speedway in an Illinois Sprintweek MOWA stop.

McCarl’s victory saw him leap frog Brown in the standings. The rest of the top ten includes Brooke Tatnell, Davey Heskin, Justin Henderson, Kerry Madsen, Matt Juhl, Terry McCarl, Josh Schneiderman and Cory Eliason.

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

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Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

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Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 237 (3)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 230 (3)

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 180

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 146

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 137

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 135

Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 116

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 100

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 85

Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 80 (1)

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 70

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 66

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 64

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 56

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 52

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 50 (1)

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 50 (1)

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 49

Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 48

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 46

Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 44

Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 35

Ryan Robinson, Foresthill, CA, 35

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 34

AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 32

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30

Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 30

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 30

Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 30

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 26

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25

Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 25

Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 24

Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 18

Nathan Charron, Hartsburg, IL, 18

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 18

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 16

Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 14

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 14

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 14

Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 12

Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 12

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 12

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 10

Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 10

Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 8

Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6

Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 4

Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 2

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 2

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

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Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota (1)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wed, May 30 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO

Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

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

Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

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

Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO

Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Wed, June 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO

Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

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

Thurs, July 26 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars

Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars

Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”

Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)

Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

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

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

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

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

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

Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

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

Sat, Sept 1 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Sun, Sept 2 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

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

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Austin McCarl Breaks Brian Brown’s Streak at Knoxville!
Brown Charges to 360 Feature Win; Ryan Leavitt Wins in 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 26, 2018) – Austin McCarl won for the third time this season Saturday night, and broke Brian Brown’s bid for four consecutive victories here at the Knoxville Raceway. Brown made a late charge, but McCarl maneuvered through traffic to win $4,000 for the TKS Motorsports #2KS team. Brown recovered from a rough start to win an exciting 360 feature from his eighth starting spot. Ryan Leavitt used a good start to win his second career 305 main event.

Davey Heskin won the early battle with McCarl to take the early lead in the 20-lap 410 A main. Brooke Tatnell moved into the third spot on the second lap, and Brown followed him into fourth on lap three. Heskin used the low side, but missed his spot a bit on lap four, and McCarl cruised by into the lead.

Five laps in, Scott Bogucki spun to the inside of turn two to bring out the caution. McCarl led Heskin, Tatnell, Brown and Kerry Madsen back to the green. On lap seven, Heskin and Tatnell made contact in turn two, opening the door for Brown and Madsen to move into third and fourth. On lap eight, Brown would ride around Heskin for the second spot.

McCarl entered lapped traffic on lap eleven. Kerry Madsen won a fierce battle with Heskin for third on lap thirteen. Meanwhile, Brown seemed determined to take his fourth win in a row here as he slowly reeled McCarl in. McCarl maneuvered well, but on the white flag lap, a lapped car almost got sideways in front of him, slowing his progress.

He was able to hold his lead, winning by six-tenths of a second over Brown, Kerry Madsen, Ian Madsen and Tatnell. Heskin, Justin Henderson, Matt Juhl, Mark Dobmeier and Hard-charger Josh Schneiderman. Ian Madsen set quick time over the 29-car field and also won his heat race. Brown and Heskin were also heat winners.

“(Brown) is obviously one of the baddest hombres here and one of the best to ever drive here,” said McCarl in Victory Lane. “I definitely saw him (late), but traffic was so hairy. That was by far the most treacherous cushion I have run by far here. Traffic got insane, and I saw the white flag and traffic really got insane in one and two. My hat goes off to my team. Troy (Renfro) and I are really clicking now, and hopefully, come August, we’ll have something for these guys.”

Matt Juhl led early in an 18-lap 360 thriller. Robbie Price, Matt Moro, Clint Garner and Jon Agan settled in behind him, while a trip over the cushion and almost into the wall saw Brian Brown lose several spots from his eighth place starting position.

Garner jetted from fourth to second on the second lap, while Brown rebounded to get back into the top five. Brown would take fourth on lap four, before Christian Bowman spun in turn one while running seventh. Juhl led Garner, Moro, Brown and Agan back to green on the race’s only restart.

Brown worked by Moro to take third on lap six, and did the same to take second from Garner on lap eight. Juhl entered lapped traffic on lap ten with Brown in hot pursuit. Brown was gaining, but Juhl had other issues when his car slowed on the back chute on lap 13.

Brown would go on to pull away for his sixteenth career 360 win here worth $1,500. Garner was second, ahead of Moro, Nate Van Haaften and hard-charger Sawyer Phillips. Agan, Price, Thomas Kennedy, Dylan Peterson and Joe Beaver completed the top ten. Van Haaften posted quick time, while Ball, Brown and Agan were heat race winners.

“It was a taller cushion and I got off the gas (on the start in turn one),” said Brown in Victory Lane. “It made it a little bit harder. This 360 class at Knoxville…there are no slouches here. We’ve had an issue with our (360) car the last month or so, so we decided to run it here tonight and it did well. It’s Memorial Day weekend, and without the soldiers past and present that have given…we wouldn’t be here now.”

Ryan Leavitt got a good start from outside row two to lead the 15-lap 305 feature early over Josh Jones, Matthew Stelzer, Eric Bridger and Devin Kline. Stelzer passed Jones for second on lap three, while Kline moved into fourth. Kline would then take third on lap four, while Bridger passed for fourth on lap six.

Meanwhile, up front, Leavitt was cruising into lapped traffic by lap eight with a four and a half second lead. Kline was the driver on the move the last half of the race after starting in row four. He used the low side to pass Stelzer with six to go. Dan Henning stopped in turn four to bring the yellow flag on lap ten.

Leavitt led Kline, Stelzer, Bridger and Kevin Hetrick back to green. Leavitt entered turn one high with two to go, and Kline shot under him to take the lead on the backstretch. However, Dallas Mendenhall came to a stop in turn four at the same time, negating the pass.

Leavitt learned his lesson and kept it low the final two laps to win his second career feature here ahead of Kline, Stelzer, Bridger and Mike Mayberry. Mike Ayers, Jones, Hetrick, Chase Young and Casey Greubel rounded out the top ten. Bridger set quick time for the fourth time this season, while Rob Kubli and Kline won heats.

“I saw Devin there,” said Leavitt in Victory Lane. “I know he’s a tough competitor. He kind of showed me that bottom line down in one and two (before the last caution). I wanted to make sure I blocked him down there. I want to thank everyone who makes this possible for us, and thank you fans for coming out and supporting us.”

Join us next week, Saturday, June 2, for McKay Insurance Agency/Nationwide Night for the Knoxville Championship Cup Series 410, 360 (also including the Nebraska 360 Series) and 305 sprint cars! It will also be National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction weekend. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com
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Knoxville Raceway: 13h: The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 returns to Knoxville Raceway on July 28th! Our friend Tony Stewart also plans to compete on this night!

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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (14), 15.869; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (3), 15.905; 3. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (1), 15.940; 4. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (25), 16.084; 5. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (24), 16.138; 6. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (8), 16.141; 7. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (19), 16.188; 8. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (5), 16.204; 9. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 16.212; 10. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (11), 16.237; 11. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (13), 16.242; 12. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (27), 16.287; 13. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (28), 16.297; 14. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (21), 16.322; 15. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (4), 16.352; 16. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (12), 16.450; 17. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.478; 18. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (7), 16.534; 19. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 16.575; 20. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (15), 16.765; 21. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (23), 16.778; 22. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (10), 16.916; 23. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (6), 17.013; 24. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (17), 17.077; 25. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (29), 17.090; 26. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (16), 17.424; 27. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (9), NT; 28. 10, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (22), NT; 29. 66M, Max Grogan, Basehor, KS (26), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:19.4: 1. Ian Madsen (4); 2. Mark Dobmeier (1); 3. Kerry Madsen (5); 4. Scott Bogucki (6); 5. Tasker Phillips (7); 6. AJ Moeller (2); 7. Bobby Mincer (8); 8. Josh Schneiderman (3) DNS – RJ Johnson, Chris Walraven

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.0: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Terry McCarl (2); 3. Justin Henderson (4); 4. Matt Juhl (5); 5. Jamie Ball (3); 6. Rager Phillips (1); 7. Glen Saville (8); 8. Dakota Hendrickson (7); 9. Chase Wanner (9) DNS – Max Grogan

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:21.1: 1. Davey Heskin (3); 2. Austin McCarl (4); 3. Carson McCarl (1); 4. Brooke Tatnell (6); 5. Hunter Schuerenberg (2); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 7. Chris Martin (7); 8. Bob Weuve (8) DNS – Skylar Prochaska

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Austin McCarl (3); 2. Brian Brown (7); 3. Kerry Madsen (6); 4. Ian Madsen (8); 5. Brooke Tatnell (5); 6. Davey Heskin (1); 7. Justin Henderson (2); 8. Matt Juhl (4); 9. Mark Dobmeier (12); 10. Josh Schneiderman (16); 11. Terry McCarl (11); 12. Lynton Jeffrey (9); 13. AJ Moeller (10); 14. Jamie Ball (13); 15. Tasker Phillips (17); 16. Carson McCarl (14); 17. Chris Martin (20); 18. Hunter Schuerenberg (15); 19. Glen Saville (22); 20. Rager Phillips (19); 21. Bobby Mincer (23); 22. Chase Wanner (25); 23. Bob Weuve (24); 24. Scott Bogucki (18); 25. Dakota Hendrickson (21) DNS – RJ Johnson, Skylar Prochaska, Chris Walraven, Max Grogan. Lap Leaders: Heskin 1-3, A. McCarl 4-20. Hard-charger: Schneiderman.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (8), 16.804; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (5), 16.853; 3. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (21), 16.855; 4. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (15), 16.871; 5. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (16), 16.881; 6. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (18), 16.939; 7. 21P, Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, BC, Can. (10), 16.950; 8. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (27), 17.044; 9. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (26), 17.052; 10. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (2), 17.059; 11. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (22), 17.068; 12. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (3), 17.079; 13. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (24), 17.084; 14. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (7), 17.188; 15. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (6), 17.192; 16. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (17), 17.245; 17. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (23), 17.258; 18. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (13), 17.292; 19. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (9), 17.310; 20. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (20), 17.329; 21. 6, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (4), 17.354; 22. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (25), 17.390; 23. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (14), 17.437; 24. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (19), 17.491; 25. 28AU, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (11), 18.002; 26. 81, Tanner Gebhart, Burlington, IA (12), 18.293; 27. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (1), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.7: 1. Jamie Ball (2); 2. Nate Van Haaften (4); 3. Ryan Roberts (3); 4. Clint Garner (5); 5. Robbie Price (6); 6. Dylan Peterson (7); 7. Brad Comegys (1); 8. Allan Woods (9); 9. Nathan Mills (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:04.1: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Matt Juhl (3); 3. Cody Wehrle (1); 4. Sawyer Phillips (2); 5. Ryan Giles (4); 6. Matt Moro (5); 7. Mason Daniel (7); 8. Tom Lenz (8); 9. Tanner Gebhart (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:05.1: 1. Jon Agan (5); 2. Skylar Gee (1); 3. Thomas Kennedy (3); 4. Joe Beaver (2); 5. Calvin Landis (4); 6. Tony Shilling (7); 7. Christian Bowman (6); 8. McKenna Haase (8) DNS – Tyler Groenendyk

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (8); 2. Clint Garner (5); 3. Matt Moro (3); 4. Nate Van Haaften (7); 5. Sawyer Phillips (15); 6. Jon Agan (6); 7. Robbie Price (1); 8. Thomas Kennedy (13); 9. Dylan Peterson (19); 10. Joe Beaver (17); 11. Skylar Gee (14); 12. Ryan Giles (11); 13. Cody Wehrle (16); 14. Ryan Roberts (9); 15. Jamie Ball (10); 16. Calvin Landis (12); 17. McKenna Haase (23); 18. Mason Daniel (21); 19. Christian Bowman (4); 20. Nathan Mills (24); 21. Allan Woods (25); 22. Tanner Gebhart (26); 23. Brad Comegys (18); 24. Tom Lenz (22); 25. Tony Shilling (20); 26. Matt Juhl (2) DNS – Tyler Groenendyk. Lap Leaders: Juhl 1-12, Brown 13-18. Hard-charger: Phillips.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (9), 17.710; 2. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (1), 17.785; 3. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.796; 4. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (13), 17.842; 5. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (4), 17.897; 6. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (2), 17.903; 7. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (12), 18.011; 8. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (17), 18.044; 9. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (11), 18.083; 10. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (6), 18.158; 11. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (7), 18.288; 12. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (16), 18.295; 13. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (18), 18.307; 14. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (15), 18.322; 15. 48D, Dallas Mendenhall, Unionville, MO (3), 18.409; 16. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (5), 18.762; 17. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (14), 18.765; 18. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (8), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.8: 1. Rob Kubli (1); 2. Mike Mayberry (3); 3. Jayce Jenkins (2); 4. Josh Jones (5); 5. Eric Bridger (6); 6. Chase Young (4); 7. Mike Ayers (7); 8. Jon Hughes (9); 9. Dallas Mendenhall (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.3: 1. Devin Kline (1); 2. Matthew Stelzer (3); 3. Evan Epperson (2); 4. Ryan Leavitt (5); 5. Kevin Hetrick (6); 6. Joe Simbro (4); 7. Chris Horton (7); 8. Casey Greubel (9); 9. Dan Henning (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Ryan Leavitt (4); 2. Devin Kline (7); 3. Matthew Stelzer (6); 4. Eric Bridger (1); 5. Mike Mayberry (5); 6. Mike Ayers (11); 7. Josh Jones (2); 8. Kevin Hetrick (3); 9. Chase Young (10); 10. Casey Greubel (15); 11. Joe Simbro (12); 12. Jon Hughes (13); 13. Evan Epperson (9); 14. Dallas Mendenhall (16); 15. Jayce Jenkins (8); 16. Chris Horton (14); 17. Dan Henning (17) DNS – Rob Kubli. Lap Leader: Leavitt 1-15. Hard-charger: Kline.

 

 

Eliason/Brown Winners with Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101!

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(Bill W) May 22, 2018, Monroe, IA – Cory Eliason put himself in the winners’ column with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101 last Friday night with his $5,000 score at the Great Lakes Shootout at Minnesota’s Jackson Motorplex. Brian Brown made is three wins in a row Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway. Brian also finished second on Friday at Jackson, putting him a slim three points ahead of Austin McCarl in the point standings.

The All Star/IRA showdown at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin scheduled for Sunday was postponed until July’s now four-race All Star Midwestern swing that will now include Angell Park, Jackson, Knoxville and 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.

This weekend, point eligible races include Knoxville Raceway in Iowa on Saturday and the MOWA event Sunday night at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois!

Brown leads the current top ten in the standings ahead of Austin McCarl, Brooke Tatnell, Davey Heskin, Justin Henderson, Matt Juhl, Kerry Madsen, Terry McCarl, Cory Eliason and Josh Schneiderman.

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Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

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

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 190 (3)

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 187 (2)

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 155

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 126

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 119

Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 100

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 100

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 90

Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 80 (1)

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 73

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 66

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 64

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 56

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 50 (1)

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 50

Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 48

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 46

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

Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 35

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 35

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 30

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 26

AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 26

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25

Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 20

Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 20

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 18

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16

Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 14

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 14

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 14

Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 12

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 12

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 10

Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 10

Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 8

Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6

Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 4

Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 2

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Feature Wins:

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota (1)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Wed, May 30 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO

Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

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

Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

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

Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO

Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Wed, June 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO

Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

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

Thurs, July 26 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars

Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars

Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”

Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)

Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

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

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

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

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

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

Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

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

Sat, Sept 1 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Sun, Sept 2 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Brian Brown Three-Peats at Knoxville Raceway!
Clint Garner Wins Another 360 Feature; Matthew Stelzer Dominates in 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 19, 2018) – Brian Brown won his third straight 410 feature Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. Brian was the last driver to claim three straight features at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World” (2014) and will attempt to become the first driver to win four straight since 1996 (Danny Lasoski) next weekend. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver earned $4,000 for his 40th win at Knoxville aboard his Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21. Clint Garner gained his 35th win in the 360 class, while Matthew Stelzer earned his seventh career victory in the 305 class.

Before a lap could be completed in the 410 feature, Lynton Jeffrey spun. Once green, Brian Brown led Kerry Madsen, AJ Moeller, Matt Juhl and Cory Eliason. The ninth place car of Carson McCarl would spin at the bottom of turn four bringing caution.

Juhl gained third from Moeller on lap four, while Austin McCarl climbed into the top five on the same circuit. Austin continued his climb to fourth on the next lap. Brown entered lapped traffic on lap nine with Madsen in tow. At the halfway point, the point leader heading into the night, Brooke Tatnell, pulled off with mechanical issues, ending a top ten charge.

Brown carved through traffic with Madsen in pursuit. Juhl ran a strong third until his mount went up in smoke with two to go. Brown went on to the wire to wire win ahead of Madsen, Austin McCarl, Eliason and hard-charger Davey Heskin. Moeller, Josh Schneiderman, Hunter Schuerenberg, Scott Bogucki and Rager Phillips rounded out the top ten. Brown set quick time over the field, while Carson McCarl, Schneiderman and Juhl won heat races. Tasker Phillips and Justin Henderson tangled in their heat race, and both were done for the night, but uninjured.

“I knew with Kerry starting there (outside row one), it was going to be tough,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “He’s a world class racecar driver…probably top five in the world. When you’re next to him, you know you better go all you can go. I didn’t really know where I should be on the track. I watched Clint (Garner) in his A and he was running the bottom pretty good. I wasn’t really comfortable down there…I like to run the fence, but you’re not going to win (Knoxville) Nationals that way. You’ve got to be able to move around and I need to do a better job of searching. When you have Kerry chasing you, you have to run as hard as you can.”

Clint Garner, like Brown, benefited from an invert pill draw of “0”, and led start to finish from the pole. Ryan Giles chased him early ahead of Calvin Landis, Jamie Ball and Sawyer Phillips. Nate Van Haaften would move into the top five by lap six. On lap seven, Joe Beaver would make contact with the turn four wall and slow, bringing the caution flag.

Garner led Giles, Landis, Ball and Van Haaften back to green. Ball would gain third on the restart, and only the top three would pass the flagstand before the yellow came again for Tom Lenz and Cody Wehrle.

Garner took off again. Behind him Phillips moved from sixth to fourth by lap eleven. Garner was into lapped traffic with two to go, but there was no stopping him. Ball would get upside down on the final lap, erasing a strong third place run. Garner was followed by Giles, Phillips, Landis and Lee Grosz. Van Haaften, Jon Agan, Matt Moro, McKenna Haase and Paul Nienhiser completed the top ten. Giles set quick time, while Van Haaften, Nienhiser and Garner won heats.

“The track was really nice,” said Garner in Victory Lane. “For a little rain coming through this afternoon, we were wondering if we’d even race. The track and everybody here did a great job to push through.”

Rookie 305 driver Jayce Jenkins got upside down to start the 15-lap 305 main event. He was uninjured. When the green fell, the feature went non-stop and Matthew Stelzer had no peer. Mike Mayberry was the prime mover behind him, climbing from eighth to fourth by lap five. Stelzer’s lead at the halfway point was 3.2 seconds. He entered lapped traffic on the tenth circuit, but would pull away to a 5.4 second win.

Following Stelzer were Chris Horton, who finished a career-best second, Kevin Hetrick, who won the battle for third over Mayberry, and Josh Jones. Ryan Leavitt, Eric Bridger, Rob Kubli, Devin Kline and Evan Epperson rounded out the top ten. Bridger set quick time, while Stelzer and Joe Simbro won heats.

“We have this thing dialed in in heats and features, but we need to come a long ways in time trials,” said Stelzer in Victory Lane. “You usually start in the front row if you qualify badly and they pull a (six) invert. When you start up front, you can’t let it slip away, and we didn’t tonight. The guys work their tails off.”

A $100 gift certificate to Jocko’s Auto Parts was awarded by the Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) to a driver in each class by draw: Josh Schneiderman in the 410’s, Scottie McDonald in the 360’s, and Matthew Stelzer in the 305’s.

A two-week contest honoring area colleges charities went to the University of Missouri and “Rally for Rhyan.” As a result, the Missouri flag will fly at Knoxville the rest of the year. Over $3,300 was raised for charities of Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, Drake University and Missouri.

Join us next week, Saturday, May 26, for Slideways Karting Center Night featuring the 410, 360 and 305 sprint cars! Military Personnel (Active and Retired) receive FREE admission with Military ID! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!
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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (11), 15.559; 2. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (6), 15.639; 3. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (15), 15.657; 4. 83X, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (23), 15.769; 5. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (12), 15.775; 6. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (7), 15.848; 7. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (10), 15.850; 8. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 15.859; 9. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (17), 15.899; 10. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (24), 15.912; 11. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 15.982; 12. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (4), 16.010; 13. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (13), 16.016; 14. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (22), 16.037; 15. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (3), 16.107; 16. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (19), 16.141; 17. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (1), 16.236; 18. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.250; 19. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (2), 16.253; 20. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (14), 16.254; 21. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (25), 16.306; 22. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (5), 16.507; 23. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (8), 16.860; 24. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (21), 16.899; 25. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (16), 17.240.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.3: 1. Carson McCarl (1); 2. Davey Heskin (2); 3. Brian Brown (6); 4. Brooke Tatnell (3); 5. Cory Eliason (5); 6. Hunter Schuerenberg (4); 7. Dakota Hendrickson (7); 8. Glen Saville (8); 9. Bob Weuve (9)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.9: 1. Josh Schneiderman (2); 2. Bobby Mincer (1); 3. Austin McCarl (4); 4. Rager Phillips (3); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 6. AJ Moeller (6); 7. RJ Johnson (7); 8. Chase Wanner (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Matt Juhl (4); 2. Kerry Madsen (6); 3. Scott Bogucki (2); 4. Jamie Ball (1); 5. Chris Martin (7); 6. Terry McCarl (8); 7. Tasker Phillips (3); 8. Justin Henderson (5)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. Kerry Madsen (2); 3. Austin McCarl (7); 4. Cory Eliason (5); 5. Davey Heskin (11); 6. AJ Moeller (4); 7. Josh Schneiderman (8); 8. Hunter Schuerenberg (9); 9. Scott Bogucki (15); 10. Rager Phillips (13); 11. Bobby Mincer (14); 12. RJ Johnson (18); 13. Carson McCarl (12); 14. Glen Saville (19); 15. Dakota Hendrickson (17); 16. Chase Wanner (20); 17. Bob Weuve (21); 18. Matt Juhl (3); 19. Chris Martin (16); 20. Brooke Tatnell (10); 21. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 22. Terry McCarl (22); 23. Jamie Ball (23) DNS – Justin Henderson, Tasker Phillips. Lap Leader: Brown 1-20. Hard-charger: Heskin. KRCO $100 Gift Certificate to Jocko’s: Schneiderman.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (11), 16.589; 2. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.598; 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (21), 16.612; 4. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (13), 16.656; 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.683; 6. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (20), 16.823; 7. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (1), 16.849; 8. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (16), 16.870; 9. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (19), 16.886; 10. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (8), 16.902; 11. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (3), 16.913; 12. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (5), 16.915; 13. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (15), 16.922; 14. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (22), 17.021; 15. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (6), 17.046; 16. 33M, Mason Daniel, Visalia, CA (18), 17.075; 17. 19X, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (12), 17.120; 18. 88, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX (10), 17.132; 19. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (2), 17.196; 20. 1B, Jason Martin, Liberal, KS (7), 17.213; 21. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (17), 17.238; 22. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.260.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.2: 1. Nate Van Haaften (2); 2. Mason Daniel (1); 3. Ryan Giles (6); 4. Christian Bowman (4); 5. Sawyer Phillips (5); 6. Cody Wehrle (3); 7. Joe Beaver (8); 8. Mitchell Alexander (7)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.9: 1. Paul Nienhiser (1); 2. Jon Agan (2); 3. Lee Grosz (4); 4. Matt Moro (3); 5. Jamie Ball (5); 6. Calvin Landis (6); 7. Jason Martin (7)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (6); 2. Scottie McDonald (1); 3. Tyler Groenendyk (2); 4. McKenna Haase (3); 5. Tom Lenz (5); 6. Nathan Mills (4); 7. Brad Comegys (7)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (1); 2. Ryan Giles (2); 3. Sawyer Phillips (4); 4. Calvin Landis (3); 5. Lee Grosz (6); 6. Nate Van Haaften (9); 7. Jon Agan (10); 8. Matt Moro (12); 9. McKenna Haase (15); 10. Paul Nienhiser (11); 11. Jason Martin (19); 12. Mason Daniel (13); 13. Jamie Ball (5); 14. Christian Bowman (7); 15. Brad Comegys (20); 16. Scottie McDonald (17); 17. Tom Lenz (8); 18. Cody Wehrle (18); 19. Tyler Groenendyk (16); 20. Joe Beaver (22); 21. Mitchell Alexander (21) DNS – Nathan Mills. Lap Leader: Garner 1-18. Hard-charger: Martin. KRCO $100 Gift Certificate to Jocko’s: McDonald.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (5), 17.323; 2. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.598; 3. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (14), 17.708; 4. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (10), 17.735; 5. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.867; 6. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (16), 17.873; 7. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (8), 17.941; 8. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (11), 17.950; 9. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (6), 17.952; 10. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (3), 18.003; 11. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (13), 18.011; 12. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (12), 18.058; 13. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (2), 18.157; 14. 48D, Dallas Mendenhall, Unionville, MO (17), 18.161; 15. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (15), 18.389; 16. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (4), 18.403; 17. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (1), 18.622

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.5: 1. Matthew Stelzer (1); 2. Josh Jones (4); 3. Evan Epperson (2); 4. Mike Mayberry (3); 5. Kevin Hetrick (5); 6. Eric Bridger (6); 7. Chase Young (7); 8. Jon Hughes (9); 9. Mike Ayers (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.0: 1. Joe Simbro (1); 2. Ryan Leavitt (6); 3. Rob Kubli (2); 4. Chris Horton (4); 5. Devin Kline (3); 6. Jayce Jenkins (5); 7. Dallas Mendenhall (7); 8. Dan Henning (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:33.2: 1. Matthew Stelzer (1); 2. Chris Horton (2); 3. Kevin Hetrick (3); 4. Mike Mayberry (8); 5. Josh Jones (5); 6. Ryan Leavitt (6); 7. Eric Bridger (4); 8. Rob Kubli (11); 9. Devin Kline (12); 10. Evan Epperson (9); 11. Dallas Mendenhall (14); 12. Joe Simbro (10); 13. Chase Young (13); 14. Mike Ayers (17); 15. Dan Henning (15); 16. Jon Hughes (16); 17. Jayce Jenkins (7). Lap Leader: Stelzer 1-15. Hard-charger: Mayberry. KRCO $100 Gift Certificate to Jocko’s: Stelzer.

 

 

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5/18/18

Jackson Motorplex

Jackson, MN

Great Lakes Shootout

23 410’s

5 Non-wing NSL 360’s

21 305’s

410’s

Chad Kemenah (14th car out to time) set the new standard at the newly re-configured 4/10-mile oval at 13.198 seconds. Justin Henderson (16th car out) was second quick, followed by Kerry Madsen (21st), Matt Juhl (4th), Austin McCarl (10th), Lynton Jeffrey (20th), Brian Brown (19th), Parker Price-Miller (5th), Carson McCarl (1st) and Thomas Kennedy (13th). Eric Schulz and Kevin Ingle did not get a time in. The newly shaped track saw turns three and four pulled in. The result is shorter straights and sweeping corners. Tonight, the track was rather heavy to start with, but lent to good racing come feature time, and no intermissions for track prep issues.

Heat one (started): 1. Scott Winters 23w (1) 2. Brown 21 (4) 3. Kemenah 10H (6) 4. Travis Whitney 16 (2) 5. Kennedy 21K (3) 6. Juhl 09 (5) 7. Kevin Ingle 2K (8) 8. Colin Smith o5 (7)

Winters led Whitney, Brown and Kemenah early in the 10-lapper. Brown snagged second using the low side to get by Whiteny on lap two. Kemenah followed a lap later.

Heat two (started): 1. RJ Johnson 19 (1) 2. Price-Miller 4 (4) 3. Tasker Phillips 7w (2) 4. Henderson 83x (6) 5. A. McCarl 2KS (5) 6. Skylar Prochaska 35 (3) 7. Jordan Martens 13JM (7) DNS – Eric Schulz 4x

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

Heat three (started): 1. Cory Eliason 83 (3) 2. Chris Martin 44 (2) 3. Madsen 2 (6) 4. Alan Gilbertson 97 (1) 5. C. McCarl 7 (4) 6. Jeffrey 12 (5) 7. Tori Knutson 14K (7)

Eliason dominated this one. Behind him, Martin passed Gilbertson for second at the halfway point. Madsen followed him a lap later.

A main (started): 1. Eliason (1) 2. Brown (3) 3. Kemenah (6) 4. Henderson (4) 5. Madsen (5) 6. A. McCarl (7) 7. Juhl (8) 8. Phillips (14) 9. Jeffrey (11) 10. Winters (9) 11. Martin (12) 12. C. McCarl (13) 13. RJ Johnson (10) 14. Prochaska (17) 15. Gilbertson (18) 16. Smith (19) 17. Knutson (21) 18. Kennedy (15) 19. Whitney (16) 20. Price-Miller (2) 21. Martens (20) 22. Schulz (22) DNS – Ingle

Eliason led Price-Miller, Brown and Henderson early in the 30-lapper. Two laps in, Price-Miller stopped and was done with expected electrical problems ending his second place run. Eliason led Brown, Henderson, Kemenah and Madsen back to green. The lineup was the same after a lap three Winters spin brought yellow. Kemenah used the low side to gain third from Henderson on the restart. Five laps in, contact between Phillips and Whitney saw the latter get into the wall and off on the hook. Eliason pulled away again, but a great battle developed between Kemenah and Brown for second. Both held the spot, before Brown gained it back for good on lap nine. Eliason entered lapped traffic on lap eleven. Brown was good in traffic and started gaining on the leader. A good race was developing when Kennedy spun with twelve laps to go. Henderson had gained third from Kemenah, but Chad would grab it back on this restart. Eliason was back in traffic with six laps to go, and Brown was gaining again. He briefly took the lead on lap 27, but Eliason shot back by and found clean air the last two laps to pull away for the $5,000 win.

NSL Non-wing 360’s

Heat (started): 1. Clinton Bruns 7 (2) 2. Alex Schriever 0 (1) 3. Brandon Stevenson 0x (3) 4. Andy Anderson 17A (4) DNS – Brandon Halverson 13MJ

Halverson didn’t start after suffering brake issues in hot laps. Bruns led the distance in an entertaining 6-lap heat that saw Stevenson and Schriever exchange second several times, including the last lap. Anderson spun and exited on lap three.

A main (started): 1. Halverson (5) 2. Schriever (2) 3. Stevenson (3) 4. Bruns (1) 5. Anderson (4)

Bruns led the 12-lapper early over Stevenson and Halverson. Halverson grabbed second on lap two. Schriever would gain third on the next lap, but Stevenson would regain the spot in some great racing the next time around. Halverson pounded the cushion to take the lead from Bruns on the fifth lap. Schriever would grab second on lap seven, and Stevenson would take third on lap 9. The lead four were still in the same zip code as Halverson took the checkers.

305’s

Heat one (started): 1. Colin Smith o5 (2) 2. Elliot Amdahl 51A (1) 3. Jacob Hughes 8 (3) 4. Trevor Serbus 10 (6) 5. Brandon Allen 05x (4) 6. Keith Weber 9 (7) 7. Dalyn Cody 11 (5)

Amdahl led the 8-lapper early over Smith and Hughes. The fast track saw Smith shoot by on the low side on lap three.

Heat two (started): 1. Nate Eakin 4sn (3) 2. Bill Johnson 56 (5) 3. Kaleb Johnson 22 (2) 4. Jeremy Schultz 33s (7) 5. Chris Duffy 87 (4) 6. Dave Becker 7 (6) 7. Micah Slendy 8K (1)

Eakin led early over K. Johnson, B. Johnson and Becker. Slendy and Becker would both stop five laps in. Eakin led the restart over K. Johnson, B. Johnson, Schultz and Duffy. B. Johnson got a run on K. Johnson at the cone and took over second. Eakin led the rest of the way.

Heat three (started): 1. Brady Forbrook 5 (2) 2. Brandon Bosma 23 (3) 3. Jesse Lindberg 7L (4) 4. Jared Jansen 81 (6) 5. Shane Fick 7x (7) 6. Mike Stegenga 35 (1) 7. John Sullivan 7s (5)

A three-wide battle for the lead when the green dropped saw Forbrook emerge over Bosma and Stegenga. Lindberg would battle his way into third on the second lap.

A main (started): 1. Forbrook (2) 2. Hughes (4) 3. K. Johnson (1) 4. Amdahl (3) 5. Serbus (11) 6. Fick (15) 7. Smith (7) 8. Jansen (5) 9. Allen (13) 10. Bosma (6) 11. Stegenga (17) 12. Sullivan (14) 13. Eakin (9) 14. Schultz (8) 15. Duffy (10) 16. Weber (12) 17. Cody (16) DNS – B. Johnson, Lindberg, Becker, Slendy

Weber spun before a lap could be completed. Forbrook shot out to a lead before Cody flipped hard in turn three two laps in. Forbrook led Hughes, Amdahl, Smith and K. Johnson back to green. K. Johnson would move up to fourth on lap four. Bosma would move into fifth on lap six. Forbrook was into lapped traffic by lap nine, but two laps later, Schultz stopped, bringing the yellow. Eakin pulled off during the caution while running seventh. Bosma would spin out of fifth with seven to go, bringing the final slowdown. Forbrook pulled away each time to grab the win over Hughes. K. Johnson grabbed third with five to go. Fick was the hard-charger.

 

 

Brian Brown Goes Back to Back for $4,000 at Knoxville!
McKenna Haase First Female to Win 360 Feature; Eric Bridger Goes Back to Back in 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 12, 2018) – Brian Brown led from start to finish to claim his 39th career feature and second in a row here at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday. The win was worth $4,000 to the Grain Valley, Missouri driver. McKenna Haase shattered the 18-lap record in the 360 feature and became the first female to win a 360 sprint car feature at Knoxville. Eric Bridger used lapped traffic to take a late lead and win his second 305 main event in a row.

The 20-lap feature got off to a rough start. A chain reaction sent Bill Balog, Terry McCarl and Tasker Phillips into a wicked series of flips. Lynton Jeffrey was also involved, but made repairs during the open red period. McCarl walked away slowly and was taken to the hospital for observation.

Once the green flew, Brian Brown, shot out from the pole, ahead of AJ Moeller, Brooke Tatnell, Austin McCarl and Justin Henderson. Henderson was able to grab fourht on the second lap, while up front, some smoke emanated from Brown’s machine, casting doubt on the leader.

Brown’s mount proved to be fine, however, and he entered lapped traffic at the halfway point. With 14 laps complete, Moeller’s great second place run came to a close in turn three with rear-end issues.

Brown would lead the final six laps for his second straight win here ahead of Tatnell, Henderson, Austin McCarl and Josh Schneiderman. Matt Juhl, RJ Johnson, hard-charger Tony Stewart, Carson McCarl and Rager Phillips rounded out the top ten. Stewart had rebounded from a broken steering arm in his heat race. Brown set quick time, laying down a lap of 14.595 seconds. The lap was the ninth fastest recorded in history here, and the fastest since 2015. Dakota Hendrickson, RJ Johnson and Schneiderman were heat race winners.

“I want to make sure Terry is alright,” began Brown in Victory Lane. “He’s a long-time competitor here, and we go ‘tooth and nail’. Hopefully, he is o.k. first and foremost. I’d also like to wish all the mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day tomorrow. Everybody on the Casey’s General Stores/FVP team does and incredible job. Hat’s off to the Dunkin family for their track preparation and to Knoxville for having this race. They could have thrown in the towel pretty easily. The track’s been good all year long.”

McKenna Haase rocketed out from here pole position start to lead the 18-lap 360 feature early over Calvin Landis and Clint Garner. The fast track would see her hit lapped traffic on the eleventh circuit. She hesitated a bit, but got around the lappers of Cody Wehrle and Mitchell Alexander.

Once by them, she cruised to a win in an 18-lap record of 5:01.3 (breaking the five-year-old 5:09.0 mark of Joe Beaver). Haase, the first female to win a sprint car feature here in the 305’s (three times), has now added a popular 360 win to her resume. Landis was second, ahead of Garner, Ryan Giles and Christian Bowman. Hard-charger Matt Moro, Nate Van Haaften, Nathan Mills, Jon Agan and Sawyer Phillips completed the top ten. Bowman set quick time, while Van Haaften and Agan won the heats.

“I figured I had someone behind me,” said Haase of her bobble in traffic. “Sometimes those guys don’t know it’s the leader coming through and they start protecting a little bit. When you start on the pole, you obviously want to end up here. It’s still hard to believe! I’m still kind of in shock I guess. My goal is to win in all three classes!”

The 15-lap 305 main event was also a non-stop track record affair. It turned into a two-car battle. Kevin Hetrick led early from the pole, but Eric Bridger was there side by side for several laps. Bridger took the lead on lap three, before Hetrick slid under him in turn four and took the high line back.

Hetrick was cruising until he started hitting lapped traffic with four to go. On the fourteenth circuit, he slowed slightly behind a lapped marker and Bridger was able to pounce again for the lead. Ryan Leavitt followed him into second for good. Hetrick finished third, ahead of Matthew Stelzer and Devin Kline. Evan Epperson, Rob Kubli, Mike Mayberry, Jayce Jenkins and Chase Young rounded out the top ten. Bridger’s time of 4:25.0 was a new track record, eclipsing Mike Van Haaften’s six-year-old mark of 4:29.0. Leavitt set quick time, while Stelzer and Bridger were heat winners.

“I got in the lead there briefly, but Kevin cut me off on the racetrack,” said Bridger in Victory Lane. “That was his job. Lapped traffic happened, and we were able to time it perfectly. I saw the white and I knew it was my chance. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there.”

Join us next week, Saturday, May 19, for Pizza Hut/Knoxville Hospital & Clinics Night featuring the 410, 360 and 305 sprint cars! The Iowa vs. Iowa State Night for charity will be repeated one more week as well! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!
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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (5), 14.595; 2. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (12), 14.831; 3. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (8), 14.896; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (18), 14.931; 5. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (14), 14.956; 6. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (1), 14.965; 7. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (6), 14.981; 8. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (17), 15.004; 9. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (11), 15.013; 10. 14, Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN (13), 15.044; 11. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (7), 15.045; 12. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 15.055; 13. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (19), 15.057; 14. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 15.104; 15. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (3), 15.125; 16. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (4), 15.185; 17. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (10), 15.313; 18. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (16), 15.337; 19. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (20), 15.491; 20. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (15), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:03.1: 1. Dakota Hendrickson (1); 2. Matt Juhl (2); 3. Brooke Tatnell (5); 4. Brian Brown (6); 5. Justin Henderson (4); 6. Glen Saville (7); 7. Tony Stewart (3)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:04.0: 1. RJ Johnson (1); 2. Rager Phillips (2); 3. Austin McCarl (4); 4. AJ Moeller (6); 5. Bill Balog (5); 6. Davey Heskin (3)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:03.5: 1. Josh Schneiderman (2); 2. Terry McCarl (4); 3. Bobby Mincer (1); 4. Carson McCarl (3); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 6. Tasker Phillips (5)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. Brooke Tatnell (3); 3. Justin Henderson (8); 4. Austin McCarl (7); 5. Josh Schneiderman (10); 6. Matt Juhl (11); 7. RJ Johnson (14); 8. Tony Stewart (18); 9. Carson McCarl (15); 10. Rager Phillips (13); 11. Davey Heskin (16); 12. Bobby Mincer (17); 13. AJ Moeller (2); 14. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 15. Dakota Hendrickson (12); 16. Terry McCarl (5); 17. Bill Balog (6); 18. Tasker Phillips (9) DNS – Glen Saville, Bob Weuve. Lap Leader: Brown 1-20. Hard-charger: Stewart.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (3), 15.762; 2. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (2), 15.808; 3. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (12), 15.901; 4. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (13), 15.907; 5. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (15), 15.992; 6. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (5), 16.006; 7. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (4), 16.013; 8. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (17), 16.030; 9. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (16), 16.049; 10. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (8), 16.050; 11. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (10), 16.097; 12. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.133; 13. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (1), 16.136; 14. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (11), 16.146; 15. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (7), 16.201; 16. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.289; 17. 22, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (6), 16.435.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:54.7: 1. Nate Van Haaften (1); 2. Sawyer Phillips (2); 3. Ryan Giles (4); 4. Tyler Groenendyk (3); 5. Christian Bowman (6); 6. McKenna Haase (5); 7. Brad Comegys (8); 8. Joe Beaver (7); 9. Kaleb Johnson (9)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:53.5: 1. Jon Agan (1); 2. Tom Lenz (2); 3. Nathan Mills (4); 4. Clint Garner (5); 5. Matt Moro (3); 6. Calvin Landis (6); 7. Cody Wehrle (7); 8. Mitchell Alexander (8)

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:01.3 (NTR): 1. McKenna Haase (1); 2. Calvin Landis (2); 3. Clint Garner (4); 4. Ryan Giles (5); 5. Christian Bowman (6); 6. Matt Moro (12); 7. Nate Van Haaften (8); 8. Nathan Mills (3); 9. Jon Agan (11); 10. Sawyer Phillips (7); 11. Tom Lenz (10); 12. Joe Beaver (15); 13. Kaleb Johnson (17); 14. Brad Comegys (14); 15. Mitchell Alexander (16); 16. Cody Wehrle (13); 17. Tyler Groenendyk (9). Lap Leader: Haase 1-18. Hard-charger: Moro.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (10), 16.819; 2. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (14), 16.825; 3. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (8), 17.033; 4. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (11), 17.050; 5. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (12), 17.136; 6. 50, Mike Ayers, St. Charles, IA (4), 17.140; 7. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (9), 17.167; 8. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (13), 17.196; 9. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (2), 17.213; 10. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (6), 17.217; 11. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (15), 17.453; 12. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (1), 17.642; 13. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (3), 18.239; 14. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (5), 18.945; 15. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (7), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:44.6: 1. Matthew Stelzer (1); 2. Jayce Jenkins (2); 3. Ryan Leavitt (6); 4. Evan Epperson (3); 5. Chase Young (5); 6. Mike Mayberry (4); 7. Jon Hughes (7); 8. Josh Jones (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:44.3: 1. Eric Bridger (6); 2. Dan Henning (1); 3. Rob Kubli (2); 4. Devin Kline (3); 5. Kevin Hetrick (5); 6. Mike Ayers (4); 7. Joe Simbro (7)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:25.0 (NTR): 1. Eric Bridger (4); 2. Ryan Leavitt (3); 3. Kevin Hetrick (1); 4. Matthew Stelzer (6); 5. Devin Kline (9); 6. Evan Epperson (7); 7. Rob Kubli (10); 8. Mike Mayberry (8); 9. Jayce Jenkins (5); 10. Chase Young (2); 11. Mike Ayers (11); 12. Jon Hughes (13); 13. Dan Henning (12); 14. Joe Simbro (14) DNS – Josh Jones. Lap Leaders: Hetrick 1-2, Bridger 3, Hetrick 4-13, Bridger 14-15. Hard-charger: Kline.

 

 

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Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 115

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 102 (2)

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 91

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 90

Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 62

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 54

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

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 50 (1)

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 42

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 40

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 36

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 35

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 35

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 34

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 32

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 30

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25

Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 20

Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 20

Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 20

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 18

Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 18

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 14

Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 14

Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 12

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 10

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 10

Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 8

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 8

Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6

Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 6

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6

Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fri, May 18 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA

Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, May 20 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA

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Wed, May 30 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO

Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

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

Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

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

Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO

Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Wed, June 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO

Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

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

Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars

Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars

Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”

Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)

Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

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

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

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

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

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

Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

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

Sat, Sept 1 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Sun, Sept 2 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Kansas City, KS

ASCS

30 cars

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Mason Daniel 33m (3*) 2. Paul Nienhiser 9 (2*) 3. Wayne Johnson 2c (4*) 4. Jack Dover 81 (7*) 5. Skylar Gee 99 (5) 6. Miles Paulus 21P (8) 7. Matt Covington 95 (6) 8. Alex Hill 77x (1)

Eight lap heats took the top sixteen in passing points to the feature. Contact between Hill and W. Johnson on lap one, deterred both cars progress. Daniel stormed to the front, ahead of Covington and Nienhiser. W. Johnson battled back through the pack and grabbed fourth by the halfway point. Covington suffered driveline/engine issues while running second with two to go and retired. Daniel won going away.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Seth Bergman 23 (1*) 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (6*) 3. Terry McCarl 24 (2*) 4. Kyle Bellm 14K (4) 5. Evan Martin 4 (5) 6. Roger Crockett 11 (7) 7. Jamie Ball 5J (8) 8. Curtis Evans 1P (3)

Bergman won going away. McCarl was running second. Hafertepe passed Bellm for third on lap two, and then nipped McCarl at the line for second. Bellm crossed fourth, but lost his second motor in three nights.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Scott Bogucki 28 (1) 2. Harli White 17w (4*) 3. Chris Martin 44 (2*) 4. Wyatt Burks 11w (5*) 5. Robbie Price 21 (6) 6. JR Topper 92J (7) 7. Aidan Roosevans 6A (3)

Bogucki led flag to flag and pulled away. Burks was second early, ahead of White. White passed Burks for second on lap five. The track started drying out and the top gave way to the bottom for the final two heats.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Tony Stewart 14 (1*) 2. Logan Seavey 1 (3*) 3. Brian Brown 21B (4*) 4. Blake Hahn 52 (6*) 5. Johnny Herrera 45x (7*) 6. Ayrton Gennetten 3 (5) 7. Danny Thoman 27 (2)

Stewart left the rest behind in a mostly single-file affair.

B main (started): 1. Gennetten (8) 2. Gee (4) 3. Paulus (1) 4. E. Martin (3) 5. Ball (7) 6. Price (2) / 7. Crockett (6) 8. Evans (11) 9. Thoman (10) 10. Roosevans (9) 11. Hill (12) 12. Topper (5) DNS – Bellm, Covington

Paulus led early over E. Martin and Gee in the 12-lapper. The top had been watered, and Gennetten picked his way forward on the cushion. By lap three, he was by Gee for third. He too, second from E. Martin on lap seven, with Gee following him. Paulus was caught on the bottom in traffic with two to go, and Gennetten shot around him to win going away in a good race.

A main (started): 1. Bergman (4) 2. Brown (11) 3. Stewart (3) 4. Dover (1) 5. Hafertepe (2) 6. W. Johnson (10) 7. Hahn (12) 8. Bogucki (5) 9. T. McCarl (13) 10. Herrera (16) 11. Seavey (7) 12. Daniel (8) 13. Gee (18) 14. Gennetten (17) 15. Paulus (19) 16. Evans (23, prov.) 17. Ball (21) 18. C. Martin (14) 19. Nienhiser (9) 20. White (6) 21. E. Martin (20) 22. Price (22) 23. Burks (15) 24. Crockett (24, prov.) DNS – Covington (25, prov.)

The 25-lapper was a good one. The tiller came out on the high and low sides. Dover led lap one over Stewart and Hafertepe. Stewart would shoot around Dover on the high side to lead lap two. He entered lapped traffic by lap seven. Two laps later, White slowed, bringing out the caution. Stewart led Dover, Hafertpe, Bergman, Nienhiser and Brown (up from 11th) back to green. One of the few series not to use split yellows cost Bergman a pass of Hafertepe for third when Price (a lapped car still holding his position) spun. Nienhiser was caught in that one, but kept it going and restarted in his fifth spot. The restart saw Brown throw a slider on Nienhsier for fifth. Paul woold fight back, going from sixth to fourth on lap 12. Meanwhile, Bergman gained third from Hafertepe. At the halfway point, something went awry for Nienhiser, who veered into an infield tire and limped to the infield with a broken front end. The red came out with 14 laps down when C. Martin tipped over. Ball was also involved and both went out on the hook. Stewart led Dover, Bergman, Brown and Hafertepe back to green. Bergman worked by Dover for second. On lap 16, Brown followed him into third. Rubber started developing under the cushion, where Stewart was running. Bergman found it first and passed Stewart for the lead heading into turn one with five to go. Brown would follow him two laps later.

 

 

Brian Brown is Back on Top at Knoxville!
Ryan Roberts Passes Late for Win in 360’s, Eric Bridger Graduates, Then Wins with 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 5, 2018) – Grain Valley, Missouri’s Brian Brown made the most of his first appearance of the 2018 season Saturday at the Knoxville Raceway by claiming the $4,000 20-lap 410 sprint car feature event. The entertaining headliner was Brown’s 38th career win here on Budweiser “National Beverage Day”. It was preceded by an exciting win for Nebraskan Ryan Roberts in the 360 class. Defending 305 track champion, Eric Bridger, had an exciting day. First, he graduated from Upper Iowa University, and then he led start to finish in the 15-lap 305 feature.

Justin Henderson was the early leader in the 410 event, ahead of Brown and Terry McCarl. Matt Juhl moved into fourth on the second lap, while Davey Heskin came back from a slow start into the top five by lap four. Heskin continued to climb, moving by Juhl for fourth on lap five, and by McCarl on lap seven for third.

Brown reeled in Henderson with traffic in sight and slid across his bow on lap eight to take the point. Three circuits later, Carson McCarl stopped and retired with no brakes bringing the first caution of the night in any class. Brown led Henderson, Heskin, Terry McCarl and Juhl back to green flag racing.

Heskin stuck the low side of one and two on the restart to shoot by Henderson for second. Point leader and eleventh place starter, Brooke Tatnell, was also on the move, going from eighth to fifth. Austin McCarl, who won the first two features at Knoxville this season was in a battle with Spencer Bayston when he climbed the Indiana native’s right rear in turn three and hit the wall hard. Despite significant damage to the car, he walked away. Bayston, and Lynton Jeffrey, who was collected in the fray were also done.

Brown led the field back to green again, protecting the low side over Heskin, Henderson, Terry McCarl and Tatnell. Tatnell was on the move again, and was up to third with five laps to go. A final caution for a slowing Tasker Phillips did not deter Brown, who won over Heskin, Tatnell, Terry McCarl and Juhl. Henderson, Josh Schneiderman, RJ Johnson, Hunter Schuerenberg and Rager Phillips completed the top ten. Terry McCarl set quick time, while Rager Phillips, RJ Johnson and Schneiderman won heats.

“Hats go off to my guys,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “We haven’t had a great start. We’ve had a fast car…just no results all year long. I’ve messed up a couple of times. But there’s no place like home. It’s great to be here. Justin (Henderson) did a great job. I just knew I had to be aggressive, and it worked out. It just feels good to be back here in front of these great fans.”

The 18-lap 360 main event turned into a non-stop thriller. Nate Van Haaften shook off his early season lull and led early over Ryan Roberts and Matt Moro. Ryan Giles used the cushion to get around Moro for third early on, and on lap six, Clint Garner followed him into fourth.

Van Haaften entered lapped traffic on the eighth circuit and slowed a bit. On lap eleven, it appeared he had cleared things as he escaped several lapped cars. Roberts remained persistent, however, and shot around the leader on the top on lap fourteen. Giles would follow him into second with two to go.

The win was Roberts third here, and came ahead of Giles, Van Haaften, Garner and Sawyer Phillips, who grabbed fifth on the last lap. Jake Bubak, Calvin Landis, Christian Bowman, hard-charger Tyler Groenendyk and Joe Beaver rounded out the top ten. Roberts also set quick tim over the field, while Bowman and Sawyer Phillips won the heats.

“Nate (Van Haaften) took off there early and was getting off the bottom good,” said Roberts in Victory Lane. “I saw it blazing off a bit. I’ve raced here a long time, but I almost forgot where to turn. I still love coming here. The crowd, the track guys…the track’s always good, and everyone always welcomes us back like family.”

It was all Eric Bridger in the 305 class. Another non-stop event saw him lead all fifteen laps utilizing the bottom of the racing surface. It was the third career Knoxville win for the college grad. Following him to the stripe were Ryan Leavitt, Mike Mayberry, Evan Epperson and Devin Kline. Rob Kubli, Kevin Hetrick, Matthew Stelzer, Josh Jones and Jayce Jenkins completed the top ten. Bridger also set quick time, while Jenkins and Kubli were heat winners.

“We were pretty good,” said Bridger. “It was a little rough out there. Today has been good. I just graduated college. It was a busy day. I junked a car two weeks ago, and without those who help me, I wouldn’t be standing here today.”

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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (13), 15.142; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (12), 15.212; 3. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (7), 15.213; 4. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (9), 15.293; 5. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (10), 15.303; 6. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (11), 15.311; 7. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (6), 15.322; 8. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (1), 15.340; 9. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (4), 15.448; 10. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (3), 15.520; 11. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (2), 15.549; 12. 20N, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (14), 15.581; 13. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (21), 15.626; 14. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (8), 15.701; 15. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (18), 15.871; 16. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (16), 15.887; 17. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (19), 15.913; 18. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (5), 16.109; 19. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (20), 16.335; 20. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (17), 17.148; 21. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (15), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.0: 1. Rager Phillips (1); 2. Dakota Hendrickson (2); 3. Tasker Phillips (3); 4. AJ Moeller (4); 5. Justin Henderson (5); 6. Terry McCarl (6); 7. Glen Saville (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.4: 1. RJ Johnson (2); 2. Brian Brown (6); 3. Brooke Tatnell (3); 4. Bobby Mincer (1); 5. Austin McCarl (4); 6. Spencer Bayston (5); 7. Chase Wanner (7)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.1: 1. Josh Schneiderman (2); 2. Hunter Schuerenberg (3); 3. Matt Juhl (4); 4. Davey Heskin (6); 5. Bob Weuve (1); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 7. Carson McCarl (7)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Davey Heskin (3); 3. Brooke Tatnell (11); 4. Terry McCarl (2); 5. Matt Juhl (6); 6. Justin Henderson (1); 7. Josh Schneiderman (14); 8. RJ Johnson (9); 9. Hunter Schuerenberg (10); 10. Rager Phillips (16); 11. Dakota Hendrickson (13); 12. Bobby Mincer (15); 13. Tasker Phillips (8); 14. Bob Weuve (18); 15. Austin McCarl (12); 16. Spencer Bayston (5); 17. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 18. Carson McCarl (19); 19. Chase Wanner (20); 20. Glen Saville (17) DNS – AJ Moeller. Lap Leaders: Henderson 1-7, Brown 8-20. Hard-charger: Tatnell.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (10), 16.238; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (4), 16.240; 3. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (18), 16.285; 4. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (9), 16.300; 5. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (5), 16.332; 6. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (15), 16.366; 7. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (2), 16.380; 8. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (1), 16.412; 9. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (17), 16.412; 10. 9X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (14), 16.413; 11. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (16), 16.471; 12. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 16.514; 13. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.577; 14. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (12), 16.601; 15. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (6), 16.632; 16. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (11), 16.716; 17. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (7), 16.929; 18. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (13), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.0: 1. Christian Bowman (2); 2. Matt Moro (4); 3. Tom Lenz (1); 4. Nate Van Haaften (5); 5. Ryan Roberts (6); 6. Joe Beaver (3); 7. Dylan Peterson (9); 8. Mitchell Alexander (7); 9. Brad Comegys (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:56.1: 1. Sawyer Phillips (1); 2. Jake Bubak (2); 3. Calvin Landis (3); 4. Clint Garner (6); 5. Ryan Giles (5); 6. McKenna Haase (4); 7. Nathan Mills (7); 8. Tyler Groenendyk (9); 9. Cody Wehrle (8)

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:15.8: 1. Ryan Roberts (2); 2. Ryan Giles (6); 3. Nate Van Haaften (1); 4. Clint Garner (4); 5. Sawyer Phillips (9); 6. Jake Bubak (8); 7. Calvin Landis (7); 8. Christian Bowman (5); 9. Tyler Groenendyk (17); 10. Joe Beaver (12); 11. McKenna Haase (10); 12. Cody Wehrle (18); 13. Dylan Peterson (15); 14. Tom Lenz (11); 15. Nathan Mills (13); 16. Brad Comegys (16); 17. Matt Moro (3); 18. Mitchell Alexander (14). Lap Leaders: Van Haaften 1-13, Roberts 14-18. Hard-charger: Groenendyk.

305 Results

Time Trials, 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (15), 17.11; 2. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (6), 17.147; 3. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (3), 17.191; 4. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (9), 17.198; 5. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.265; 6. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (2), 17.294; 7. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (11), 17.335; 8. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (13), 17.48; 9. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (16), 17.509; 10. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (4), 17.57; 11. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (8), 17.596; 12. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (1), 17.664; 13. 50, Mike Ayers, St. Charles, IA (7), 17.815; 14. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (10), 18.421; 15. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (12), 18.179; 16. 48D, Dallas Mendenhall, Unionville, MO (5), 22.661.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:45.7: 1. Jayce Jenkins (3); 2. Ryan Leavitt (4); 3. Mike Mayberry (5); 4. Eric Bridger (6); 5. Josh Jones (2); 6. Mike Ayers (7); 7. Dan Henning (8) DNS – Chris Horton

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:46.5: 1. Rob Kubli (2); 2. Chase Young (1); 3. Evan Epperson (4); 4. Matthew Stelzer (3); 5. Kevin Hetrick (5); 6. Devin Kline (6); 7. Dallas Mendenhall (8); 8. Jon Hughes (7)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:29.2: 1. Eric Bridger (1); 2. Ryan Leavitt (3); 3. Mike Mayberry (2); 4. Evan Epperson (5); 5. Devin Kline (6); 6. Rob Kubli (8); 7. Kevin Hetrick (7); 8. Matthew Stelzer (9); 9. Josh Jones (11); 10. Jayce Jenkins (4); 11. Chase Young (10); 12. Dallas Mendenhall (14); 13. Mike Ayers (12); 14. Jon Hughes (15); 15. Dan Henning (13) DNS – Chris Horton. Lap Leader: Bridger 1-15. Hard-charger: Kubli.

 

 

 

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5/4/18

Lake Ozark Speedway

Eldon, MO

WoO & 305’s

27 WoO

6 305’s

WoO

Spencer Bayston (9th car out to time) led 17 drivers under the old one-lap track record set by Zach Chappell in May of 2007 (11.705). Spencer’s new track record on the -mile oval stands at 11.351. Donny Schatz (6th car out) was second quick, followed by Jacob Allen (18th), Jason Johnson (11th), Daryn Pittman (10th), Logan Schuchart (2nd), David Gravel (3rd), Cory Eliason (8th) and Kerry Madsen (26th). Paul Nienhiser had issues and failed to get a time in. The crowd was near capacity, and kept filing in through the heat races. Kevin Ulmer, making his first ever 410 start, scratched after hot laps.

Heat one (started): 1. Johnson 41 (2) 2. Gravel 5 (3) 3. K. Madsen 2m (4) 4. Bayston 39 (1) 5. Hunter Schuerenberg 20N (6) 6. Sammy Swindell 3 (5) / 7. Austin McCarl 17A (8) 8. Kory Bales 5x (9) 9. Brian Brown 21 (7)

10-lap heats lined heads-up took the top six to the feature. The top two locked into the Dash. J. Johnson led the distance. The best battle was Jackson action…Gravel and K. Madsen dueling for second. Brown exited early with mechanical issues that necessitated an engine change..

Heat two (started): 1. Pittman 9 (2) 2. Schatz 15 (1) 3. Shane Stewart 2 (3) 4. Sheldon Haudenschild 17 (6) 5. Jason Sides 7s (4) 6. Dane Lorenc 00 (8) / 7. Kraig Kinser 11K (5) 8. Brent Marks 19 (7) DNS – Kevin Ulmer 20K

A caution before a lap could be completed saw Kinser and Stewart get together in turn four and collect Sides. Marks was also caught up and got the worst of it, having to go pitside. Pittman coasted, pulling away to win followed by Schatz. Stewart would get by Haudenschild in a good race for third.

Heat three (started): 1. Allen 1a (1) 2. Schuchart 1s (2) 3. Brad Sweet 49 (7) 4. Ian Madsen 18 (4) 5. Terry McCarl 24 (6) 6. Eliason 83 (3) / 7. Clyde Knipp 13 (5) 8. Greg Wilson w20 (8) 9. Paul Nienhiser 9x (9)

Schuchart led his teammate and uncle, Allen, early on. Sweet was on the move from row four and took fourth from Eliason on lap two. Nienhiser’s issues from time trials continued and he came to a stop with eight to go. Schuchart would choose the inside line on the restart, but Allen would shoot by on the outside an dlead the rest of the way. Sweet grabbed third on the restart and T. McCarl moved into the top five.

Dash (started): 1. Allen (1) 2. Schuchart (2) 3. Schatz (4) 4. Gravel (3) 5. Pittman (6) 6. Johnson (5)

The Shark Racing teammates in the front row put on a show, with Schuchart taking several sliders at Allen for the lead. He would fall into second, with Schatz trailing in third. The 8-lapper determined the top six starting spots in the feature.

B main (started): 1. Brown (3) 2. Marks (4) 3. Kinser (1) 4. Wilson (6) 5. Knipp (2) 6. A. McCarl (5) / 7. Bales (7) DNS – Nienhiser, Ulmer

Marks led Kinser and Knipp early in the 12-lapper that would turn into a race of attrition. Brown grabbed third from Knipp on lap two and second from Kinser on lap four. A. McCarl shot under Knipp for fourth on lap five. Bales would lose his left rear tire and flip at the halfway point. He was uninjured. Now the remaining six would transfer, but were racing for position. Marks elected to start outside on the restart, and Brown shot under for the lead. Knipp moved back into fourth before A. McCarl would get over the inside berm in turn two and spin. He exited, but would get the last transfer.

A main (started): 1. Schatz (3) 2. Gravel (4) 3. K. Madsen (7) 4. Stewart (8) 5. Johnson (6) 6. Sweet (9) 7. Pittman (5) 8. Haudenschild (11) 9. I. Madsen (12) 10. Schuchart (2) 11. Allen (1) 12. Kinser (20) 13. Marks (19) 14. Sides (14) 15. Wilson (21) 16. Knipp (22) 17. Lorenc (17) 18. Brown (18) 19. Bayston (10) 20. Schuerenberg (13) 21. Swindell (16) 22. T. McCarl (15) 23. A. McCarl (23) 24. Eliason (24)

The 40-lapper saw Eliason penalized from 16th for being late to staging. Allen led Schuchart and Schatz early. Five laps in, Schatz worked under Schuchart for second. Two laps later, he cruised through the middle of three and four to take the lead from Allen. Schuchart got by Allen for second on lap 14, and reeled in Schatz in traffic. At the midway point, Gravel moved by Allen for third. Bayston really got going mid-race on the cushion. He was by Allen for fourth on lap 24. Two laps later, Brown spun over the cushion. Meanwhile, a fifth running Pittman pulled off the track with a flat right rear. He would restart and climb to a seventh place finish. The restart for Brown, saw Schatz’s 3.1 second lead gone, ahead of Gravel, Schuchart, Bayston and Allen. Schatz pulled away on the restart. K. Madsen had a great run, going from eighth to fifth. Another caution came 28 laps in when Bayston was trying to pass Schuchart when contact came in turn three, breaking his front end. Schuchart’s car was obviously affected as well, the rest of the way. Schatz would lead Gravel the rest of the way home. K. Madsen would finish third. Behind them some great racing saw Stewart move up to fourth, ahead of Johnson, Sweet, Pittman and Haudenschild. The win was worth $10,000 for Schatz.

305’s

Heat (started): 1. Jack Potter 55 (1) 2. J Kinder 88 (4) 3. Nathan Ryun 18x (5) 4. Frank Rodgers 11 (6) 5. PJ Grimes 00 (3) 6. Taylor Walton 93 (2)

305’s are running weekly at Lake Ozark on Saturdays. Racesavers will be mandatory in 2019, but old engines have been grandfathered in for this season. Potter, who won the weekly feature last Saturday led the 8-lap distance in the heat. Rodgers passed Grimes for fourth on lap five. Walton struggled with mechanical gremlins all night and pulled off early.

A main (started): 1. Kinder (1) 2. Potter (2) 3. Rodgers (3) 4. Ryun (4) 5. Grimes (5) 6. Walton (6)

Former Knoxville 305 track champ, Kinser, led all 15 laps in the non-stop feature. Potter provided some pressure early, while Potter and Rodgers had a nice battle for third. Walton exited on lap six, and Grimes on lap eight.

 

 

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(Bill W) April 23, 2018, Monroe, IA – Austin McCarl continued his roll early in the season in Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com points. Austin picked up his second win in a row at the Knoxville Raceway. He leads the early standings over Brooke Tatnell, Terry McCarl, Davey Heskin and Scotty Thiel.

Two point eligible races commence this weekend. On Friday, May 4, the World of Outlaws visit Lake Ozark Speedway near Eldon, Missouri, for the first time in a long time. On Saturday, the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa will be back in action.

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Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO

Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings (Feature Wins)
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TMAC Finishes Third - But Counts It as a Win! Thursday, April 26, 2018 Des Moines, IA (April 26, 2018) – Terry McCarl finished on the podium Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway, but it might be the first time that he was truly proud to not be at the top, as his son Austin took the win.

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 100 (2)

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 80

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 60

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 51

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 50 (1)

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 40

Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 37

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 36

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 35

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 34

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 30

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 28

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25

Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 20

Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 20

Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 20

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 18

Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 18

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 16

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 14

Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 12

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 12

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 10

Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 8

Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6

Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 6

Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 2

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 2

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TMAC Finishes Third - But Counts It as a Win! Thursday, April 26, 2018 Des Moines, IA (April 26, 2018) – Terry McCarl finished on the podium Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway, but it might be the first time that he was truly proud to not be at the top, as his son Austin took the win.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO

Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, May 11 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA

Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA

Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, May 20 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Wed, May 30 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO

Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

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

Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

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

Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO

Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Wed, June 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO

Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

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

Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars

Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars

Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”

Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)

Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

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

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

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

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

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

Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

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

Sat, Sept 1 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Sun, Sept 2 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

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

 

 

Austin McCarl Strikes Again for $4,000 at Knoxville!
Ryan Giles Wins Thriller in 360’s, Matthew Stelzer On Top with 305’s

by Bill Wright                                                                                               

 

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 28, 2018) – The 410 sprint car feature at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night took a similar refrain to the Season Opener the week prior.  Austin McCarl shot out to an immediate lead, and led the distance to take home $4,000 here on Town Crier Night.  A pair of driver misfortunes and an unbelievable finish in the 360 class saw Ryan Giles take his fourth career win, and Matthew Stelzer visited Victory Lane for the sixth time in the 305 class.

 

McCarl shot from his starting spot in row two to take command early in the 20-lap feature.  Chris Martin and Josh Schneiderman trailed him.  Tasker Phillips spun with a lap in the books, setting up a restart that saw Aussie Brooke Tatnell drive from fourth to second.  Schneiderman and Martin battled for third, with Martin prevailing on lap five.

 

McCarl entered lapped traffic on lap eight, and had opened up a 3.2 second lead on Tatnell.  Meanwhile, his father Terry had moved into the top four.  On lap twelve, Austin jumped the turn three cushion and nearly faced disaster with the fence, but brought the car back under control.  A lap later, his brother Carson McCarl would bring the last caution of the even twith a turn two spin.

 

Austin McCarl led Tatnell, Martin, Terry McCarl and Jamie Ball back to green.  The man on the move, however, was 13th starter, Davey Heskin.  Restarting seventh, he used the bottom to perfection, moving up to fourth.  He would take third two laps later.

 

McCarl would never be headed for his second consecutive win here.  The Altoona, Iowa driver was followed by Tatnell, Heskin, Martin and Terry McCarl.  Ball, Rager Phillips, Justin Henderson, Lynton Jeffrey and Matt Juhl rounded out the top ten.  Jeffrey set quick time for the second week in a row and won his heat.  Phillips and Terry McCarl were other heat winners.

 

“I was able to get a good start,” said Austin in Victory Lane.  “Chris (Martin) did a good job.  He did exactly what I would have done.  I was just able to get him.  The racetrack got pretty tricky.  I started getting tight.  I thought about my Dad a lot that race.  I had to slow down more than I wanted to be honest.  It got treacherous.  Me not crying tonight doesn’t mean I’m not excited!  It’s great to start two for two, and I have a great car.”

 

Seven-time 360 track champion, Clint Garner, appeared to be on his way to a win in his 18-lap feature event.  Sawyer Phillips ran a strong second, but Garner pulled away when he entered lapped traffic on the seventh circuit.  Garner was on cruise control, until things went up in smoke for him on lap fifteen.

 

Phillips would fly by and assume the lead.  He took the white flag with a 4.5 second lead over Ryan Giles, but it was not to be.  Third running Jamie Ball went up in smoke as well, bringing the caution, and setting up a green, white, checker finish with Phillips now leading Giles, Matt Moro, Skylar Gee and Travis Rilat.

 

While Phillips hit the high side on the restart in turn one, Giles performed a big slider.  Phillips somehow found his way between Giles and the turn two wall to maintain the point heading down the backstretch.  It was anyone’s race coming for the white flag, but when Phillips missed his mark on the low side of one and two, Giles slipped by to take his fourth career win here.

 

Phillips retained second, ahead of Moro, Gee and Rilat.  Hard-charger Robbie Price, Joe Beaver, Calvin Landis, Tyler Groenendyk and McKenna Haase completed the top ten.  Giles also registered quick time on the field, while Beaver, Landis and Ball won heats.

 

“I saw Clint go down, and I saw Jamie go up in smoke,” said an emotional Giles in Victory Lane.  “This is just unbelievable.  It’s my wife’s birthday today and my son turns four on Monday.  We went through a lot of changes this year.  I wasn’t sure I wanted to continue to do this, but that wasn’t an option for my Dad.  I owe this all to him.  I didn’t know if (Phillips) was going to be out there (in turn two on the restart) or not.  He gave me room, and I definitely appreciate that.  Luckily, it worked.”

 

Rob Kubli took the early lead, ahead of Mike Mayberry and Matthew Stelzer in the 15-lap 305 feature.  Stelzer showed he was the car to beat by getting by Mayberry on lap two, and chasing down Kubli and passing him on lap four.  Kevin Hetrick moved into the top three on lap five. 

 

Stelzer would enter traffic on lap eight, but he had a clean track ahead of him after a spin ten laps in by Josh Jones.  The restart had Stelzer leading Kubli, Hetrick, Devin Kline and Eric Bridger.  Hetrick found the low side past Kubli for second, but he had nothing for Stelzer.  Kline would take third with two to go, ahead of Kubli and Bridger.  Ryan Leavitt, Jayce Jenkins, Mayberry, Chris Horton and Evan Epperson rounded out the top ten.  Bridger set quick time, while Kubli and Stelzer were heat winners. 

 

Join us next week, Saturday, May 5, for Budweiser “National Beverage Day” ($1 Busch Light) Night featuring the 410, 360 and 305 sprint cars!  For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!


 

 

410 Results

 

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (9), 15.736; 2. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (20), 15.811; 3. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 15.907; 4. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (11), 15.976; 5. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 16.050; 6. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (19), 16.083; 7. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (5), 16.144; 8. 11, Max McGhee, Camby, IN (4), 16.165; 9. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (24), 16.217; 10. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (3), 16.245; 11. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (18), 16.260; 12. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (23), 16.295; 13. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (10), 16.355; 14. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15), 16.403; 15. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (1), 16.431; 16. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (14), 16.580; 17. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (13), 16.716; 18. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (21), 16.775; 19. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (16), 17.001; 20. 21, Brinton Marvel, Pittsboro, IN (22), 17.053; 21. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (7), 17.282; 22. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (6), 19.140; 23. 91, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (2), NT; 24. 66M, Max Grogan, Basehor, KS (17), NT; 25. 71, Tim St. Arnold, Des Moines, IA (25), NT.

 

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.0: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 2. Justin Henderson (1); 3. Carson McCarl (5); 4. AJ Moeller (2); 5. Dakota Hendrickson (7); 6. Chase Wanner (6); 7. Matt Juhl (3) DNS – RJ Johnson, Tim St. Arnold

 

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.7: 1. Rager Phillips (2); 2. Josh Schneiderman (3); 3. Brooke Tatnell (6); 4. Austin McCarl (5); 5. Max McGhee (4); 6. Bobby Mincer (1); 7. Cale Thomas (8); 8. Brinton Marvel (7)

 

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.8: 1. Terry McCarl (6); 2. Chris Martin (3); 3. Jamie Ball (5); 4. Glen Saville (1); 5. Bob Weuve (7); 6. Tasker Phillips (2); 7. Davey Heskin (4) DNS – Max Grogan

 

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Austin McCarl (3); 2. Brooke Tatnell (6); 3. Davey Heskin (13); 4. Chris Martin (1); 5. Terry McCarl (7); 6. Jamie Ball (4); 7. Rager Phillips (9); 8. Justin Henderson (11); 9. Lynton Jeffrey (8); 10. Matt Juhl (14); 11. Carson McCarl (5); 12. Tasker Phillips (16); 13. Glen Saville (15); 14. Josh Schneiderman (2); 15. RJ Johnson (23); 16. Max McGhee (10); 17. Cale Thomas (22); 18. AJ Moeller (12); 19. Dakota Hendrickson (17); 20. Bobby Mincer (18); 21. Bob Weuve (19); 22. Chase Wanner (20); 23. Brinton Marvel (21); 24. Tim St. Arnold (24) DNS – Max Grogan. Lap Leader: A. McCarl 1-20. Hard-charger: Heskin.

 

360 Results

 

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (13), 16.430; 2. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (2), 16.572; 3. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (15), 16.595; 4. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (4), 16.790; 5. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (18), 16.805; 6. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (8), 16.838; 7. 1, Travis Rilat, Heath, TX (1), 16.870; 8. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (3), 16.915; 9. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (19), 16.915; 10. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (17), 16.937; 11. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.957; 12. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (6), 17.006; 13. 21, Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, BC, Can. (7), 17.053; 14. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (10), 17.119; 15. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (5), 17.172; 16. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.199; 17. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (16), 17.340; 18. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (12), 17.398; 19. 13JM, Jordan Martens, Sioux Falls, SD (21), 17.568; 20. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (11), 17.854; 21. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (20), 17.300.

 

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.8: 1. Joe Beaver (1); 2. Tyler Groenendyk (3); 3. Robbie Price (2); 4. Ryan Giles (6); 5. Travis Rilat (4); 6. McKenna Haase (5); 7. Jordan Martens (7)

 

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.3: 1. Calvin Landis (3); 2. Sawyer Phillips (4); 3. Matt Moro (6); 4. Clint Garner (5); 5. Christian Bowman (2); 6. Mitchell Alexander (1); 7. John Anderson (7)

 

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.8: 1. Jamie Ball (4); 2. Skylar Gee (5); 3. Nathan Mills (1); 4. Cody Wehrle (2); 5. Brad Comegys (3) DNS – Nate Van Haaften, Tom Lenz

 

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Ryan Giles (5); 2. Sawyer Phillips (1); 3. Matt Moro (6); 4. Skylar Gee (4); 5. Travis Rilat (10); 6. Robbie Price (12); 7. Joe Beaver (11); 8. Calvin Landis (7); 9. Tyler Groenendyk (9); 10. McKenna Haase (8); 11. Christian Bowman (16); 12. Brad Comegys (13); 13. Cody Wehrle (14); 14. Mitchell Alexander (17); 15. Nathan Mills (15); 16. Jamie Ball (3); 17. Clint Garner (2); 18. Jordan Martens (18); 19. John Anderson (19) DNS – Nate Van Haaften, Tom Lenz Lap Leaders: Garner 1-14, S. Phillips 15-17, Giles 18.  Hard-charger: Price.

 

305 Results

 

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (7), 17.020; 2. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (2), 17.115; 3. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (11), 17.515; 4. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (3), 17.541; 5. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (13), 17.613; 6. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (17), 17.841; 7. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.892; 8. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (9), 17.903; 9. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (19), 17.928; 10. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (12), 17.973; 11. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (5), 17.995; 12. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (10), 18.152; 13. 8R, Chase Rudolf, Norwalk, IA (4), 18.158; 14. 48D, Dallas Mendenhall, Unionville, MO (18), 18.471; 15. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (15), 18.728; 16. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (6), 18.812; 17. 50, Mike Ayers, St. Charles, IA (16), 18.870; 18. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (1), NT; 19. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (14), NT.

 

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.3: 1. Rob Kubli (1); 2. Mike Mayberry (2); 3. Eric Bridger (6); 4. Josh Jones (3); 5. Devin Kline (5); 6. Chase Young (4); 7. Casey Greubel (8); 8. Chase Rudolf (7); 9. Mike Ayers (9); 10. Jon Hughes (10)

 

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:49.9: 1. Matthew Stelzer (2); 2. Ryan Leavitt (6); 3. Kevin Hetrick (4); 4. Evan Epperson (1); 5. Jayce Jenkins (5); 6. Chris Horton (3); 7. Dallas Mendenhall (7); 8. Dan Henning (8) DNS – Joe Simbro

 

A main, 15 Laps, NT: 1. Matthew Stelzer (3); 2. Kevin Hetrick (5); 3. Devin Kline (6); 4. Rob Kubli (1); 5. Eric Bridger (7); 6. Ryan Leavitt (8); 7. Jayce Jenkins (4); 8. Mike Mayberry (2); 9. Chris Horton (11); 10. Evan Epperson (12); 11. Chase Young (10); 12. Dan Henning (16); 13. Chase Rudolf (15); 14. Mike Ayers (17); 15. Jon Hughes (18); 16. Josh Jones (9); 17. Dallas Mendenhall (13); 18. Casey Greubel (14) DNS – Joe Simbro. Lap Leaders: Kubli 1-3, Stelzer 4-15. Hard-charger: Henning.

 

 

 

Scotty Thiel/Austin McCarl First Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101 Winners in 2018!

(Bill W) April 23, 2018, Monroe, IA – Mother Nature finally gave in and we got some 410 sprint car racing underway in the Midwest. The Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101 schedule kicked off with Sheboygan, Wisconsin’s Scotty Thiel visiting Victory Lane with the MOWA series at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois, and Austin McCarl, grabbing his first career feature win at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa on Saturday.

The next event will be this Saturday, April 28 at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa.

Join us in supporting sprint car racing in the Midwest!

More donations for the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101 point fund were received this week! Stay tuned for some exciting announcements about who is on board and supporting 410 sprint car racing in the Midwest in 2018!

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

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

Up Next!

Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com Point Standings

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (1), 50

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI (1), 50

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 40

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 40

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 35

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 35

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25

Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 25

Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 20

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 20

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 18

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 18

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 16

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 14

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 14

Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 12

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 12

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 10

Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 10

Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 8

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 8

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 6

Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6

Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 4

Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 2

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO

Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Fri, May 11 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA

Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA

Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, May 20 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA

Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Wed, May 30 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO

Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO

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

Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

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

Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO

Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Wed, June 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO

Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO

Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO

Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA

Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

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

Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars

Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA

Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars

Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars

Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO

Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”

Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic

Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge

Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)

Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

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

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

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

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

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

Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

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

Sat, Sept 1 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Sun, Sept 2 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)

Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA

Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA

Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO

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

 

 

Austin McCarl Dominates for First Knoxville Triumph in Season Opener!
Clint Garner Grabs Win #34 in 360’s, Devin Kline Tops 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 21, 2018) – Austin McCarl drove the TKS Motorsports #2KS to a dominating win in the PellaMotors.com/Kraig Ford Season Opener at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday night! After several years of trying, it was the Altoona, Iowa native’s first career win at the famous half-mile, and he left no doubt as he collected $4,000 for his win.

McCarl shot out in convincing fashion to start the 20-lap 410 feature event to lead Brooke Tatnell, Jamie Ball, Justin Henderson and RJ Johnson in the early going. McCarl entered lapped traffic on the fifth lap, and had opened up a 2.6 second lead on Tatnell. Two laps later, he had lapped up to twelfth place just past the halfway mark, he was lapping the tenth place car of Davey Heskin, with several lapped cars between himself and Tatnell.

Henderson slide by Ball for third, before Heskin tipped over in turn two, bringing a red flag. The restart saw Austin leading Tatnell, Henderson, Ball and Terry McCarl back to green. Terry would take fourth from Ball, while on lap sixteen, contact between Ball and Tasker Phillips sent the former upside down.

Though Tatnell made slide attempts on both that restart, and one with two to go for AJ Moeller, who suffered a flat right rear tire, they were to no avail. Austin McCarl would pull away and celebrate his first win here. Tatnell followed him to finish a steady second, while Terry McCarl charged up to third, followed by hard-charger, Wayne Johnson and Matt Juhl, who claimed fifth on the last lap. Tasker Phillips, Henderson, Heskin, RJ Johnson and Rager Phillips rounded out the top ten. Lynton Jeffrey would set quick time over the field, before missing his heat to attend his daughter’s prom walk-through. Austin McCarl, Terry McCarl and Moeller won heat races.

“I’ve been so close a couple of times, and I felt like I let one slip away last year,” said an emotional Austin McCarl in Victory Lane. “What a way to start the year! We got to traffic, and things got hairy with a couple of guys. I’ve watched enough races to know they can be won or lost in traffic. I did as well as I could, and the sprint car gods made me earn that one! We had reds and yellows…I just wanted Doug (Clark) to throw the checkers.”

Jon Agan shot from his starting spot in the third row to claim an early lead in the 18-lap 360 feature event over Matt Moro, Clint Garner and Christian Bowman. Jamie Ball would grab fifth from Calvin Landis on lap five. Veteran Tom Lenz would tip over in turn two six laps in to bring the red.

Agan led the field back to green, with Moro taking a shot at him with a slide job. The momentum lost by Moro, allowed Garner to puonce on the second spot. Meanwhile, Ball shot by Bowman into fourth. Agan’s good run came to an end when he slowed and went pitside on lap eight. Lee Grosz would spin on the back chute ten laps in, to bring out the final caution.

Garner would pull away the last eight laps, securing his 34th 360 win here by 5.3 seconds ahead of Ball, who passed Moro late in the going. Moro was third, followed by Landis and hard-charger, Seth Bergman. Bowman, Matt Cov”ington, Ryan Giles, Sawyer Phillips and Skylar Gee completed the top ten. Ball registered quick time over the 26-car field, while Joe Beaver, Tyler Groenendyk and Gee won heat races.

“Maybe I should have took it a little easier in the heat race,” said Garner in Victory Lane of a near crash in his heat. “I’m glad we didn’t crash there. It felt like we were about to go upside down. To come out and win the feature…that’s too cool. This is the only exercise I’ve done this year…I’ve been working and pushing snow.”

Before a lap could be completed in the 15-lap 305 main event, defending track champion, Eric Bridger got over the turn three cushion and ended upside down. He was unhurt. Devin Kline shot to the point from outside row two when the green fell for keeps, followed by rookie Jayce Jenkins and Chase Young.

Kelby Watt made his presence felt, grabbing third on lap two, while Ryan Leavitt followed him into fourth a lap later. Kline had built a three-second lead and was into lapped traffic by the seventh circuit. Watt and Leavitt waged a good battle for third behind him. The only caution would come with three laps to go, when Kevin Hetrick stopped inside turns three and four.

Kline would pull away from the field, winning his 11th career 305 feature, ahead of Watt, who grabbed second, and Leavitt. Jenkins ran a steady race to come home fourth, ahead of Matthew Stelzer. Hard-charger Evan Epperson, Chase Young, Mike Mayberry, Joe Simbro and Mike Ayers rounded out the top ten. Hetrick registered quick time, while Simbro and Bridger won heats.

“These young kids keep coming up and giving everyone a run for their money,” said Kline in Victory Lane. “Last year (in the 360’s) definitely helped, and it’s fun to be racing here no matter the class. I couldn’t have asked for a better night. Things have slowed down for me a little, and I think my reaction time is much better.”

Join us next week, Saturday, April 28, for Town Crier Night featuring the 410, 360 and 305 sprint cars! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!
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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (2), 15.246; 2. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (5), 15.268; 3. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (1), 15.307; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (13), 15.380; 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (6), 15.401; 6. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (9), 15.409; 7. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (3), 15.483; 8. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (17), 15.495; 9. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (20), 15.513; 10. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 15.534; 11. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK (7), 15.545; 12. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (14), 15.609; 13. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (21), 15.646; 14. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (19), 15.908; 15. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (18), 15.917; 16. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (10), 15.943; 17. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (4), 15.945; 18. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (12), 16.317; 19. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (15), 16.715; 20. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (16), 17.893; 21. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (11), 18.375; 22. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (22), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.8: 1. Austin McCarl (2); 2. RJ Johnson (4); 3. Brooke Tatnell (5); 4. Tasker Phillips (3); 5. Dakota Hendrickson (1); 6. Bob Weuve (6) DNS – Lynton Jeffrey, Scott Bogucki

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.0: 1. Terry McCarl (6); 2. Josh Schneiderman (2); 3. Wayne Johnson (3); 4. Rager Phillips (1); 5. Davey Heskin (4); 6. Jamie Ball (5); 7. Bobby Mincer (7);

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.6: 1. AJ Moeller (4); 2. Carson McCarl (1); 3. Matt Juhl (6); 4. Chris Martin (2); 5. Justin Henderson (3); 6. Chase Wanner (5) DNS – Glen Saville

A Main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Austin McCarl (1); 2. Brooke Tatnell (6); 3. Terry McCarl (8); 4. Wayne Johnson (11); 5. Matt Juhl (7); 6. Tasker Phillips (12); 7. Justin Henderson (3); 8. Davey Heskin (10); 9. RJ Johnson (5); 10. Rager Phillips (15); 11. Carson McCarl (9); 12. Josh Schneiderman (13); 13. Chris Martin (14); 14. Lynton Jeffrey (18); 15. Bob Weuve (17); 16. Glen Saville (20); 17. AJ Moeller (4); 18. Jamie Ball (2); 19. Dakota Hendrickson (16); 20. Bobby Mincer (19) DNS – Chase Wanner, Scott Bogucki. Lap Leader: A. McCarl 1-20. Hard-charger: W. Johnson.

360 RESULTS

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (22), 16.206; 2. 21, Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, BC, Can. (8), 16.223; 3. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (7), 16.308; 4. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (10), 16.387; 5. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (6), 16.486; 6. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.544; 7. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (3), 16.546; 8. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (20), 16.549; 9. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (13), 16.558; 10. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.608; 11. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (18), 16.627; 12. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (2), 16.630; 13. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (19), 16.637; 14. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (12), 16.650; 15. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (15), 16.664; 16. 23, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (23), 16.679; 17. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (1), 16.686; 18. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (25), 16.692; 19. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (5), 16.707; 20. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (11), 16.709; 21. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (26), 16.818; 22. 9N, Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND (24), 16.850; 23. 2D, Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, SD (9), 17.079; 24. 47, Brant O'Banion, Sioux Falls, SD (16), 17.121; 25. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (17), 17.292; 26. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (4), 18.943.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.2: 1. Joe Beaver (2); 2. Calvin Landis (3); 3. Seth Bergman (1); 4. Jamie Ball (6); 5. Sawyer Phillips (4); 6. Wade Nygaard (8); 7. Ryan Giles (5); 8. Nate Van Haaften (9); 9. Cody Wehrle (7)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.3: 1. Tyler Groenendyk (1); 2. Matt Covington (2); 3. Clint Garner (4); 4. Robbie Price (6); 5. Tom Lenz (3); 6. Matt Moro (5); 7. Dusty Ballenger (8); 8. Brad Comegys (7); 9. Nathan Mills (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.5: 1. Skylar Gee (2); 2. Dylan Peterson (1); 3. Christian Bowman (4); 4. Jon Agan (5); 5. Lee Grosz (3); 6. McKenna Haase (6); 7. Mitchell Alexander (7); 8. Brant O'Banion (8)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (4); 2. Jamie Ball (8); 3. Matt Moro (1); 4. Calvin Landis (3); 5. Seth Bergman (17); 6. Christian Bowman (2); 7. Matt Covington (13); 8. Ryan Giles (9); 9. Sawyer Phillips (10); 10. Skylar Gee (12); 11. Joe Beaver (11); 12. Robbie Price (7); 13. Dylan Peterson (16); 14. McKenna Haase (6); 15. Tyler Groenendyk (14); 16. Wade Nygaard (19); 17. Mitchell Alexander (20); 18. Nate Van Haaften (25); 19. Dusty Ballenger (22); 20. Brad Comegys (21); 21. Cody Wehrle (23); 22. Nathan Mills (26); 23. Lee Grosz (18); 24. Jon Agan (5); 25. Tom Lenz (15); 26. Brant O'Banion (24). Lap Leaders: Agan 1-7, Garner 8-18. Hard-charger: Bergman.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (3), 17.329; 2. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (1), 17.371; 3. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (2), 17.439; 4. 5C, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.536; 5. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (13), 17.700; 6. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (7), 17.787; 7. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (11), 18.000; 8. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (10), 18.318; 9. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (14), 18.513; 10. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (6), 18.802; 11. 50, Mike Ayers, St. Charles, IA (4), 18.860; 12. 48D, Dallas Mendenhall, Unionville, MO (17), 19.130; 13. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (5), 19.628; 14. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (15), 20.171; 15. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (12), NT; 16. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (16), NT; 17. DQ (Light at Scales) - 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (9).

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.3: 1. Joe Simbro (2); 2. Mike Mayberry (3); 3. Kelby Watt (4); 4. Jayce Jenkins (1); 5. Matthew Stelzer (6); 6. Mike Ayers (7); 7. Dan Henning (5) DNS – Kevin Hetrick, Jon Hughes

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.8: 1. Eric Bridger (2); 2. Ryan Leavitt (4); 3. Devin Kline (5); 4. Dallas Mendenhall (1); 5. Chase Young (3); 6. Casey Greubel (7); 7. Evan Epperson (6) DNS – Jeff Wilke

A Main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Devin Kline (4); 2. Kelby Watt (7); 3. Ryan Leavitt (8); 4. Jayce Jenkins (2); 5. Matthew Stelzer (10); 6. Evan Epperson (12); 7. Chase Young (1); 8. Mike Mayberry (5); 9. Joe Simbro (3); 10. Mike Ayers (14); 11. Dallas Mendenhall (9); 12. Casey Greubel (11); 13. Kevin Hetrick (15); 14. Dan Henning (13); 15. Eric Bridger (6) DNS – Jon Hughes, Jeff Wilke. Lap Leader: Kline 1-15. Hard-charger: Epperson.

 

 

Over 45 Cars Participate in Friday’s Practice at Knoxville!

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, April 20, 2018 – Over 45 cars participated in Friday's practice night at Knoxville. Quickest lap of the night unofficially went to Davey Heskin at 14.779 seconds. Calvin Landis led the led the 360's with a lap of 15.734 seconds. The 305’s were led unofficially by Kade Higday’s 16.511 seconds. The night was not without incident, Chase Wanner rolled over in turn one towards the end of the practice session.

Some of the participants...

410 (17) – 20 AJ Moeller, 09 Matt Juhl, 24 Terry McCarl, 85 Chase Wanner, 71A RJ Johnson, 55 Brooke Tatnell, 2KS Austin McCarl, 7w Tasker Phillips, 4 Dakota Hendrickson, 56N Davey Heskin, 7 Dustin Selvage, 9 Rager Phillips, 12 Lynton Jeffrey, 5J Jamie Ball, 49 Josh Schneiderman, 44 Chris Martin, 28 Scott Bogucki

360 (16) – 53 Joe Beaver, 2D Dusty Ballenger, 4 Jon Agan, 4J Lee Grosz, 55 McKenna Haase, 2m Matt Moro, 17 Tyler Groenendyk, 40c Cody Wehrle, 70 Calvin Landis, 24N Nathan Mills, 99 Skylar Gee, 21 Robbie Price, 15 Christian Bowman, 5J Jamie Ball, 76 Brad Comegys, 10 Ryan Leavitt

305 (14) – 33 Jayce Jenkins, 50 Michael Ayers, 67 Jon Hughes, 71 Brandon Worthington, 81E Eric Bridger, 1K Kelby Watt, 0 Mike Mayberry, 64c Casey Greubel, 48D Dallas Mendenhall, 99 Matthew Stelzer, 22 Ryan Leavitt, 5c Devin Kline, 24 Kade Higday, 26 Chase Young

Join us tomorrow night (Saturday, April 21) for the PellaMotors.com/Kraig Ford 65th Annual Season Opener! Hot laps are at 5:30! The 410, 360 and 305 sprint car classes will be featured! For more information on the Knoxville Raceway, visit us online at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

 

 

Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101 Season Nears!
Kerry Madsen took the Benjamins home after the 2017 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101 Season
(Bill W) April 4, 2018, Monroe, IA – One of the goals of the website www.OpenWheel101.com is to give back to drivers. We were able to do that last year, when we launched Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101. The goal was to have a title sponsor...we didn’t accomplish that...but we did have enough funds to pay champion, Kerry Madsen, and second place, Ian Madsen. Mark Dobmeier also received a $500 gift certificate from EMi.

In 2017, Hoseheads.com, The Cushion.com, Buckeye Threads and the Osky Challeges joined EMi as associate sponsors for the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101.

Hopefully, this year, we can raise the bar a little and pay more positions! Every penny of profit from advertising or donations towards this site went back to the drivers last year, and that will continue in 2018, so let’s raise some money! Contact me to find out how you can contribute and benefit sprint car racing here in the Midwest!

The schedule this year will run much the same as last. Knoxville Raceway and Jackson Motorplex will be the focus, with many other 410 shows within driving distance of the two being involved as well.

The first weekend has already been frozen out by Mother Nature! The MOWA event in Granite City, Illinois and the IRA/MOWA clash in West Burlington, Iowa have both been canceled. That makes the Jacksonville, Illinois World of Outlaws event Friday, April 13 the first up!

All non-Platinum World of Outlaws drivers are eligible. Last season, 158 drivers accumulated points, with 29 different winners in 59 events contested. Here was how 2017 wrapped up with feature wins in parentheses.

1. Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1086 (5)
2. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1031 (7)
3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 760 (6)
4. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 533 (1)
5. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)
6. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 425 (2)
7. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 414 (1)
8. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 376
9. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 375 (3)
10. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 357 (3)
11. Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO, 353 (1)
12. Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 301 (1)
13. Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA, 274
14. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 273 (3)
15. Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 270 (1)
16. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 217
17. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 197
18. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 191
19. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 190 (1)
20. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 175 (2)

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

Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO
Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO
Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, May 11 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA
Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA
Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, May 20 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA
Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Wed, May 30 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO
Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA
Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO
Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO
Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO
Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, July 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars
Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA
Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars
Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars
Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO
Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”
Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic
Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)
Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover”
Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO
Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest”
Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA
Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 1 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)
Sun, Sept 2 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)
Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial”
Sat, Sept 8 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial”
Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA
Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA
Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA
Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”
Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA
Fri, Oct 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Sat, Oct 6 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 20 – Dodge City (KS) Speedway WoO

 

 

 

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Shamrock Classic Results and Stories
10/10/18

Southern Illinois Center
DuQuoin, IL

Shamrock Classic

USAC National Midgets

45 cars

The event, promoted by Lauren Stewart, continues to gain momentum. Many efforts were made to involve youth and keep the crowd engaged during necessary down times for track prep. The building was as ventilated as possible with doors on both ends open throughout the night. For those pitting outside, it was decent weather for early March, but we could have done without the cool breeze.

Heat one (started): 1. Terry Babb 37 (1) 2. Tony Roney 1T (3) 3. CJ Leary 11A (2) 4. Justin Grant 17BC (4) 5. Jake Neuman 3N (7) 6. Thomas Meseraull 63 (5) 7. Glen Saville 37T (6) 8. Howard Moore 41 (8)

Heats were ten laps and used passing points to set up four Qualifiers that would follow. Bab led throughout. Meseraull was putting on a show, riding into fourth by lap two. He was collected when a third running Grant got a bit sideways (and kept going). Meseraull restarted at the tail, but it was too much to make up any ground. Leary shot by Grant on the last lap to grab third.

Heat two (started): 1. Kyle O’Gara 67F (1) 2. Zeb Wise 39BC (3) 3. Tyler Nelson 91 (8) 4. Zane Hendricks 27z (2) 5. Mark Chisholm 56x (5) 6. Kyle May 39 (7) 7. Joe B. Miller 51B (4) 8. Andy Bradley 49 (6)

Four car pileups on the first two tries at green slowed things down. O’Gara led the distance after that. Miller ran second with Wise third. Their battle was entertaining. Wise inched by on the white flag lap, and Miller would spin in turn one, ending his shot at a good run. Nelson was in the first tangle, but rebounded for third.

Heat three (started): 1. Brent Beauchamp 11 (1) 2. Gage Walker 7 (5) 3. Harli White 67K (7) 4. Dave Darland 68 (8) 5. Brayton Lynch 1K (2) 6. Josh Hawkins 80 (6) 7. Sam Johnson 72 (3) 8. Colten Cottle 37x (4)

Lynch got over the large infield berm early bringing caution. Beauchamp ran steadily up front for the distance. Walker jumped into second right away. Darland was collected by the Lynch spin, but would climb back to fourth. White ran a steady race in the Kunz midget and grabbed third on the restart for Lynch’s caution. Hawkins would tip over on lap three, and S. Johnson and Hawkins contacted on lap four, but the top four remained the same.

Heat four (started): 1. Ryan Robinson 71 (2) 2. Chad Boat 84 (7) 3. Tucker Klaasmeyer 27 (3) 4. Kevin Thomas Jr. 15 (4) 5. Daniel Robinson 57D (5) 6. Daniel Adler 50 (1) 7. Robert Bell 71.5 (6)

Adler led Klaasmeyer and Carrick early. Bell spun and exited on lap two. Carrick shot around his teammate Klaasmeyer on lap four for second. At that point, Boat emerged into the top four. Carrick would continue his charge, getting around Adler for the lead with three to go. Adler would got pitside, while Boat nipped by Klaasmeyer for second, becoming high-point driver in the heats.

Heat five (started): 1. Logan Seavey 67 (2) 2. Jerry Coons Jr. 25 (4) 3. Tyler Courtney 7BC (6) 4. Chris Andrews 95 (3) 5. Kory Schudy 28 (5) 6. Tony Lawrence 45 (1) DNS – Ryan Greth 4

Seavey led the distance. Coons move by Lawrence into second on lap two, and Courtney followed him into third. Lawrence and Andrews would tangle twice, but nothing changed up front.

Heat six (started): 1. Tyler Thomas 91T (2) 2. Tanner Carrick 71K (4) 3. Wesley Smith 44 (3) 4. Matt Moore 9 (5) 5. Ryan Hall 2 (6) 6. Spencer Bayston 97 (1) 7. Brady Bacon 76M (7)

T. Thomas led early over Bayston and Smith. Smith would use the low side to pass Bayston on lap two, and M. Moore would follow into third on lap three. Bacon was gaining on Bayston as well, when the two tangled and took themselves out of contention at the halfway point. Carrick would make the move of the race on the final lap, shooting from fourth to second.
Qualifier one (started, *Qualified for feature): 1. Beauchamp (3*) 2. Neuman (1) 3. R. Robinson (5*) 4. Carrick (4*) 5. Klaasmeyer (2) 6. Hall (7) 7. Boat (6) 8. Schudy (8) 9. Bayston (10) 10. S. Johnson (11) 11. Meseraull (9) DNS – Greth

12 lap Qualifiers ran the passing point system. Added to heat points, the top twelve drivers locked into the feature. The high-point drivers started sixth in the Qualifiers. Neuman led Beauchamp and R. Robinson early in this one. Meseraull was buried and got a bit sideways on lap four. Bayston spun to avoid and had to go to the rear, continuing his tough night. Meseraull would slow and collect Boat and Bayston, ending his night, and sending two fast cars to the back again. Beauchamp ran a steady race and got by Neuman with four to go to win it. Bayston was involved in yet another caution with S. Johnson late.

Qualifier two (started, *Qualified for feature): 1. Darland (3*) 2. Seavey (5*) 3. Bacon (9) 4. H. Moore (11) 5. Nelson (6*) 6. Courtney (4) 7. Hendricks (7) 8. May (8) 9. Grant (1) 10. Saville (10) 11. Smith (2)

Grant shot out from the pole early, ahead of teammate Courtney and Darland. The lead pair appeared gone until Grant spun, collecting Courtney. Both would have to restart at the tail, while Darland assumed the lead ahead of Seavey, Hendricks and Bacon, from ninth. Grant would tangle with Saville in turn one, while Hendricks had issues in turn three. Hendricks was working on a low side pass of Seavey at the time. Darland would lead the rest of the way and lock himself in the main. Seavey would be high-point man and start on the pole.

Qualifier three (started, *Qualified for feature): 1. Thomas Jr. (1*) 2. Leary (2) 3. T. Thomas (5*) 4. Roney (3) 5. Walker (6*) 6. Babb (4) 7. Miller (9) 8. Chisholm (7) 9. Lynch (8) 10. Bradley (10) DNS – Adler

Thomas Jr. led the distance over Leary. T. Thomas passed Roney for third on lap five. Bradley would flip after the checkers. He was unhurt and back for the B.

Qualifier four (started, *Qualified for feature): 1. M. Moore (2*) 2. Andrews (1) 3. Wise (3*) 4. Coons (5*) 5. D. Robinson (7) 6. Hawkins (8) 7. Bell (10) 8. O’Gara (4) 9. Lawrence (9) 10. White (6) 11. Cottle (11)

Andrews led M. Moore and Wise early. In the only non-stop event of the night, M. Moore would get by Andrews for the led at the halfway point.

B main one (started): 1. Leary (1) 2. Boat (2) 3. Neuman (3) 4. Babb (5) / 5. O’Gara (7) 6. H. Moore (4) 7. White (8) 8. Chisholm (10) 9. S. Johnson (14) 10. Miller (11) 11. Cottle (16) 12. Smith (13) 13. Klaasmeyer (6) 14. Bradley (15) 15. Lynch (12) 16. Bell (9) DNS – Adler

15-lap B’s took the top four to the A. Leary led the distance. Neuman was second until Boat shot by on lap eight. Babb rode in the fourth and final transfer the whole distance.

B main two (started): 1. Roney (1) 2. D. Robinson (5) 3. Bacon (2) 4. Hawkins (7) / 5. Courtney (4) 6. Grant (11) 7. Hall (6) 8. Saville (14) 9. May (10) 10. Bayston (12) 11. Meseraull (15) 12. Lawrence (13) 13. Hendricks (8) 14. Schudy (9) 15. Greth (16) 16. Andrews (3)

Andrews spun from inside row two on the first lap. Everyone missed him. Roney led D. Robinson, Bacon and Hawkins in mostly single-file racing around the bottom. Courtney made a pass for fourth on a restart with three to go, but a second caution negated that move and he ended up one spot out of a transfer.

A main (started): 1. Seavey (1) 2. Beauchamp (2) 3. Wise (9) 4. R. Robinson (4) 5. Grant (21, prov.) 6. Darland (3) 7. Boat (14) 8. Walker (8) 9. Babb (18) 10. D. Robinson (15) 11. Carrick (10) 12. Neuman (16) 13. M. Moore (5) 14. Bacon (17) 15. Thomas Jr. (11) 16. Bayston (20, prov.) 17. Coons (7) 18. Roney (13) 19. T. Thomas (22) 20. Nelson (6) 21. Hawkins (19) 22. Leary (12)

The $3,900 to win feature was 50 laps. T. Thomas brought a backup car and had to start tail. Bayston and Grant used provisionals to start. Seavey led R. Robinson and Beauchamp early. On lap three, contact from another car sent Neuman sideways, collecting Grant. Both would continue. The leaders entered lapped traffic on lap eight. On lap 15, Hawkins went over the turn three infield berm, bringing the first of what would be many cautions. Wise was soon in the top four, but a lap 22 caution for Leary negated a pass of Beauchamp for third. He would regain that spot on the next restart, but Beauchamp would battle back under him. On lap 28, Beauchamp snuck under R. Robinson for second, with Seavey cruising out front. Wise would follow him into third a lap later. The top four was set from there. Grant was causing a stir after starting on the tail, and grabbed fifth using a middle groove with seven to go. The win was a popular one as Seavey is searching for Rookie of the Year honors with USAC this year. Grant grabbed the $500 Hard-charger Award from Priority Aviation, and the Kevin Thomas Jr./Jerry Coons Jr. cars received “Best Appearing” Awards.

 

 

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

November 18, 2017 – Over $250,000 in cash and contingencies were handed out Saturday night, November 18 at the 2017 Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup Series Banquet! The event, held at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa played host to over 600 attendees. Tony Bokhoven and Kris Krug presided as Masters of Ceremonies.

The contingency package was headlined by a giveaway of seven chassis. Each owner in all three sprint car classes was awarded a contingency (see prize list with winners below). The Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) again will provide insurance for all 2017 Knoxville point eligible drivers next season for wherever they may race. In addition, each driver qualifying for points will receive a $500,000 STIDA insurance policy, a gift certificate to Simpson Racing Products and a Gary Isom Safety Solutions driveline block.

After dinner, Promoter John McCoy and new Marketing Director Kendra Jacobs addressed the attendees. In addition to the thanks doled out to those who make Knoxville Raceway what it is, both expressed their excitement for the 2017 season and beyond. An emotional video dedicated to late promoter, Ralph Capitani, was played.

They also relayed the excitement generated from a 5% rise in attendance last season, as well as a record crowd at the 27th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. The 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores was the best attended event since the 50th edition in 2010.

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

The “Jr. Fan Club Drivers of the Year” were announced. Josh Schneiderman (410), McKenna Haase (360) and Ryan Leavitt (305) won in each class. Haase’s win was her fourth in a row. The three Allison family children were honored as the “Jr. Fan Club Fan of the Year”.

Mary Doyle and Spud Relsinger were named the honorees of the “Knoxville Raceway Fans of the Year” Award.

The "Lyle Boyd Hard Charger Award" awards the drivers who passed the most cars in A main events this season. Tyler Glass received the award in the 305 class, with Chris Morgan (360) and Davey Heskin (410) receiving the award in their respective classes.

RJ Johnson was named the “Sportsman of the Year” in the 410 class, while Tyler Groenendyk picked up the honor in the 360 class. Chris Walraven, won the award in the 305 class.

Bob Baker, the Executive Director of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, presented the “Heritage Award” to Knoxville Raceway track preparer, Chris Dunkin. Baker also announced the Award will now be presented in honor of Ralph “Cappy” Capitani. The new Bryan Clauson Suite Tower construction was also discussed.

Eric Bridger (305) Devin Kline (360), and Matt Juhl (410) were named “Rookie of the Year” in their respective classes.

“Owner/Team of the Year” Awards went out to the Dwight and Eric Bridger #81E (305), the Matt Moro #2m (360) and the KCP Racing #18 (410).

The big hardware went out last to the top five drivers in the Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series point standings. In the 305 class, Kelby Watt (5th), Ryan Leavitt (4th), Kade Higday (3rd), Chris Walraven (2nd) and Eric Bridger (champion) were honored.

In the 360 class, Calvin Landis (5th), Jamie Ball (4th), Ryan Giles (3rd), Clint Garner (2nd) and Matt Moro (champion) were honored. It was Moro’s second 360 track title. His first came in 2008.

In the 410 class, Terry McCarl (5th), Brooke Tatnell (4th), Austin McCarl (3rd), Brian Brown (2nd) and Ian Madsen (champion) were honored. For Madsen, it was his second championship, with his first title having come in 2014..

Contingency Winners by Draw (presented to owners)…

305 Class:

EMi Chassis: Matthew Stelzer
Vortex Wings: Joe Simbro, Brandon Worthington, Ryan Leavitt, Jon Hughes, Kelby Watt, Tyler Glass, Chris Walraven
HRP Wing: Rob Kubli, Kade Higday, Eric Bridger, Kevin Hetrick, Brad Comegys
Front and Rear Dirt Wheels: Mike Mayberry
Winters Front End Kit: Casey Greubel

360 Class:

Maxim Chassis: Troy Manteufel
J&J Chassis: Alan Zoutte
Vortex Wing: Chris Martin, Ryan Giles, White Lightning Motorsports, Clint Garner, Rob Weuve

Winters Rear-end: Tyler Groenendyk, Chris Morgan, Mitchell Alexander

Waterman Fuel Pump/VSE Shock Kit: John Anderson

Winters Rear-end/FSR Radiator: Tom Lenz

Front and Rear Dirt Wheels: Clint Garner, Sawyer Phillips, Nate Van Haaften

Winters Front-end Kit/FSR Radiator: Christian Bowman, Ricky Montgomery, Calvin Landis

VSE Shock Kit: White Lightning Motorsports, Matt Moro

Sweet Steering: McKenna Haase

Winters Front-end Kit: Joe Beaver

410 Class:

EMi Chassis: Brooke Tatnell
Maxim Chassis: Terry McCarl, AJ Moeller
J&J Chassis: Austin McCarl
Sweet Steering: Lynton Jeffrey

Vortex Wing/BMRS Line Kit: Matt Juhl, Josh Schneiderman

Winters Rear-end: Bobby Mincer, Davey Heskin, Dustin Selvage

Vortex Wing/Swindell Bleeder Kit: RJ Johnson, Dakota Hendrickson, Rager Phillips

Vortex Wing/Waterman Fuel Pump: Bob Weuve

VSE Shock Kit/Astro Titanium Bolt Kit: Brian Brown

All Pro Cylinder Heads: Tasker Phillips

Vortex Wing/Astro Titanium Bolt Kit: Ian Madsen

 

 

10/20/17

Lakeside Speedway

Kansas City, KS

WoO

36 cars

Jason Johnson (27th car out to time) set quick time on the 4/10-mile at 13.966 seconds. Kerry Madsen (22nd car out) was second quick, followed by Brian Brown (18th), Sheldon Haudenschild (28th), Shane Stewart (21st), Jac Haudenschild (12th), Brent Marks (32nd), Daryn Pittman (16th), Brad Sweet (2nd) and Dusty Zomer (35th). Curtis Evans was DQed after not slowing for the caution during his session.

Heat one (started): 1. S. Stewart 2 (2) 2. J. Johnson 41 (1) 3. Sweet 49 (3) 4. Brady Bacon 99 (4) 5. Ian Madsen 18 (5) / 6. Clyde Knipp 13 (6) 7. Hunter Schuerenberg 20N (7) 8. Ryan Bickett 17B (8) 9. Riley Kreisel 90 (9)

8-lap heats took the top five to the feature and the top two to the Dash. S. Stewart slid in front of J. Johnson in turn three on lap one and held on to win a mostly single-file affair. The top groove was dominant and already approaching the wall.

Heat two (started): 1. K. Madsen 2m (1) 2. J. Haudenschild (2) 3. Zomer 82 (3) 4. Tony Stewart 14 (5) 5. Brooke Tatnell 55 (8) / 6. Jeremy Schultz 5J (4) 7. Jordan Goldesberry 65 (7) 8. Wyatt Burks 11w (9) 9. Logan Schuchart 1s (6)

Schuchart slowed to a stop before a lap was complete and retired. A good battle between K. Madsen and J. Haudenschild for the lead went to the Aussie and he cruised to the win. After a disappointing qualifying effort, Tatnell came from outside row four to grab the final transfer from Schultz on lap five.

Heat three (started): 1. Brown 21 (1) 2. Marks 19 (2) 3. David Gravel 5 (3) 4. Kraig Kinser 11K (5) 5. Sammy Swindell 3 (4) / 6. Parker Price-Miller 4 (6) 7. Greg Wilson w20 (7) 8. Taylor Walton 13x (8) DNS – Danny Thoman 27

Thoman lost an engine in qualifying and scratched for the night. Price-Miller was penalized a row for jumping and restarted eighth. Marks led Brown and Gravel early. K. Kinser slowed a bit on the second lap and the caution was thrown. Since he picked it back up, he got his spot back. Marks chose the inside line on the restart over Brown, Gravel, Kinser and Swindell. While Brown surged to the front, Wilson slipped by Swindell into fifth. On lap five, Swindell would surge from seventh to fifth and grab the final transfer. Up front, Brown pulled away for the win.

Heat four (started): 1. S. Haudenschild 93 (1) 2. Pittman 9 (2) 3. Donny Schatz 15 (3) 4. Jason Sides 7s (6) 5. Lynton Jeffrey 12 (4) / 6. Jacob Allen 1a (5) 7. RJ Johnson 71A (7) 8. Curtis Evans 1P (9) 9. Joe B. Miller 51B (8)

S. Haudenschild looked strong in leading the distance. Pittman and Schatz had a good duel for the second Dash spot early in the heat.

Dash (started): 1. Brown (3) 2. S. Stewart (1) 3. S. Haudenschild (4) 4. J. Haudenschild (6) 5. K. Madsen (2) 6. J. Johnson (5) 7. Pittman (8) 8. Marks (7)

A push truck ran over J. Haudesnchild and he was given time to make repairs. Stewart led Brown and J. Haudenschild early. Brown would surge to the front and pull away on the second lap, earning the pole of the feature.

B main (started): 1. Schuchart (4) 2. Schuerenberg (6) 3. Price-Miller (5) 4. Allen (2) / 5. Knipp (3) 6. RJ Johnson (9) 7. Wilson (8) 8. Bickett (10) 9. Goldesberry (7) 10. Kreisel (13) 11. Miller (12) 12. Walton (11) 13. Burks (14) 14. Evans (15) 15. Schultz (1) DNS – Thoman

Schultz led the 12-lapper early over Schuchart, Allen and Knipp. Schuerenberg had things rolling through the middle and worked by Knipp for the fourth and final transfer on lap four. A lap later, the leader, Schultz flipped in turn three. Schuchart assumed the lead and took the outside on the double-file restart ahead of Allen, Schuerenberg, Price-Miller, Knipp and RJ Johnson. Schuerenberg would go around Allen for second when the green fell, with Price-Miller in tow.

A main (started): 1. Brown (1) 2. S. Haudenschild (4) 3. Schatz (12) 4. J. Johnson (6) 5. K. Madsen (5) 6. S. Stewart (2) 7. Gravel (11) 8. Sweet (9) 9. Pittman (7) 10. Schuchart (21) 11. I. Madsen (17) 12. Marks (8) 13. Bacon (13) 14. J. Haudenschild (3) 15. Sides (16) 16. Kinser (15) 17. Schuerenberg (22) 18. Zomer (10) 19. Price-Miller (23) 20. Wilson (25, prov.) 21. Tatnell (18) 22. Swindell (19) 23. T. Stewart (14) 24. Jeffrey (20) 25. Allen (24) 26. Knipp (26, prov.)

Brown led J. Haudenschild and Stewart early in the 30-lapper. K. Madsen was on the prowl and would take third on lap two. The leaders entered lapped traffic on lap seven. K. Madsen took off, grabbing second from J. Haudenschild on lap six, and slid in front of Brown for the lead on lap eight. He would check out on the field, dicing in and out of traffic. Meanwhile, S. Haudenschild battled his Dad for the third spot, taking it on lap ten. He would then trade second with Brown in another good battle that would eventually see Brown prevail. K. Madsen had opened up a half lap lead by lap 14. J. Haudenschild would work back by S. Haudenschild for third, with Brown right there in his sights. Disaster would strike K. Madsen 20 laps in, when he blew his right rear. He had lapped up to eleventh place, and restarted 12th. Brown assumed the lead and kept it the final ten laps. J. Haudenschild restarted second, but went backwards after that. Schatz would surge from fourth to second on the restart, but S. Haudenschild would reclaim second on lap 22. K. Madsen would climb back to finish in the top five. Schuchart was the hard-charger.

 

 

Ten Points Separate Madsen’s with Four Events Remaining for Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by Open Wheel 101!

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(Bill W) October 9, 2017 – Just ten points separate Kerry and Ian Madsen in the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com as the series heads into its final four races. Recent winners with the series have included Bill Balog and Dusty Zomer with the IRA, Brooke Tatnell at the Bill Waite Jr. Memorial in LaSalle, Illinois, Hunter Schuerenberg at the Queen’s Royale in Farmington, Missouri and Carson Macedo with the IRA and MOWA in Fairbury, Illinois.

The MOWA series will be back in action for a two-night event this weekend at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois, while the last two events on the schedule will be World of Outlaws showdowns at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas on October 20 and Salina Highbanks Speedway in Oklahoma on Saturday, October 21.

The Midwest Thunder schedule has seen 28 different winners in the 57 events contested. The top ten (excluding Platinum WoO drivers) in the standings see Kerry Madsen leading over Ian Madsen, Brian Brown, Brooke Tatnell, Terry McCarl, Tim Kaeding, Mark Dobmeier, Austin McCarl, Bill Balog and Brad Loyet.

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Next Up!

Fri, Oct 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Oct 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, Oct 20 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 21 – Salina Highbanks Speedway (OK) WoO

Current Point Standings (Through 10/7/17) (Includes all drivers)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1011 (4)

Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 1001 (7)

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 725 (6)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 710 (5)

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 709 (2)

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

Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 479 (2)

David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 463 (3)

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 437 (1)

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

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 414 (1)

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 397 (1)

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 376

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 375 (3)

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 365 (2)

Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO, 349 (1)

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 316 (3)

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 301 (1)

Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA, 274

Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 270 (1)

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 230 (1)

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 215

Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 209

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 191

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 190 (1)

Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 175 (2)

Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 175 (2)

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 173

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 172

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 169

Jason Sides,Bartlett, TN, 166

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 148

Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH, 144 (1)

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 143

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 142

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 138 (1)

Jim Moughan Jr., Springfield, IL, 137

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 132

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 131

Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 130

Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 126 (1)

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 114

Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 110

Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 103

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 103

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 100

Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 98

Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA, 97 (1)

Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 91

Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 88 (1)

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 88

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 88

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 80

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 80

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 79

Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 78
Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 78

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 74

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 72

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 72

Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 72

AJ Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 70

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 68

Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 68

Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA, 65

Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 64 (1)

Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 63

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 60

Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 56

Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 48

Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 46

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 46

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 46

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 46

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 42

Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 41

Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 41

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 40

Carson Short, Marion, IL, 40

Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 39

Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA, 38

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 36

Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 35

Joey Montgomery, Fredericktown, MO, 35

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 34

Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 32

Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 32

Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 32

Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 30

Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 28

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 26

Jeff Wurst, Bonne Terre, MO, 25

Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 24

Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA, 22

Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA, 20

James McFadden, Alice Springs, NT, Aust., 20

Trey Datweiler, Herscher, IL, 20

Scott Bogucki, McLaren, SA, Aust., 18

Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 18

Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 18

Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 18

Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 18

Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 18

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 18

Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI, 18

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 18

Kory Bales, Fredericktown, MO, 18

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 16

Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA, 16

Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN, 16

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 16

Christopher Bell, Norman, OK, 14

Clyde Knipp, California, MO, 14

Dustin Adams, Crystal City, MO, 14

Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 12

Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 12

Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 12

Max McGhee, Camby, IN, 12

Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA, 10

Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 10

CJ Leary, Greenfield, IN, 10

Dennis Spitz, Lewisburg, KY, 10

Eric Schulz, Sioux Falls, SD, 8

Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 8

John Fahl, Brown Deer, WI, 8

Patrick Budde, Bartelso, IL, 8

Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Caleb Armstrong, New Castle, IN, 6

Bill Boles, Harris, IA, 6

AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 6

Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 6

Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 6

Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 6

George Crawford, Springfield, IL, 6

Michael Decker, Silver Lake, WI, 6

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA, 4

Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA, 4

Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 4

Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 4

Dean Brown, Springfield, MN, 4

Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL, 4

Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH, 4

Dennis Spitz, Lewisburg, KY, 4

Jim Fifield, Hewitt, IL, 4

Matt Vandervere, Zion, IL, 2

Max Stambaugh, Lima, OH, 2

John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, SD, 2

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 2

Trevor Serbus, Olivia, MN, 2

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 2

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2

Heikkenen Patrick, Eveleth, MN, 2

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

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

Thur, June 8 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, June 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sun, June 11 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars (Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH)
Tue, June 13 – Eagle Raceway (NE) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, June 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, June 17 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD)
Sat, June 17 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Rain)
Tue, June 20 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, June 23 – West Liberty (IA) Speedway WoO (Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK)
Fri, June 23 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH)
Sat, June 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO)
Tue, June 27 – The Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Thur, June 29 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO (Rain)
Fri, June 30 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA)
Sat, July 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Thur, July 6 - Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO (Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN)
Fri, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, July 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, July 14 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA)

Sat, July 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND)
Sat, July 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Wed, July 26 – Peoria Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rain)
Thur, July 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rain)
Fri, July 28 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Fri, July 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, July 29 – Macon Speedway (IL) MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Fri, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK)
Sat, Aug 5 – I-55 Raceway “Ironman 55” (MO) WoO (Rain)
Sun, Aug 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Mon, Aug 7 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge (Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK)
Wed, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Thur, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only) (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)
Sat, Aug 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, Aug 18 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, Aug 19 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)

Sat, Aug 19 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Rain)

Sun, Aug 20 – Nodak Speedway (ND) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, Aug 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Thurs, Aug 30 – Peoria Speedway (IL) MOWA (Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL)
Fri, Sept 1 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Rain)

Fri, Sept 1 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Sept 2 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, Sept 8 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, Sept 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL)
Sat, Sept 9 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) Jerry Richert Memorial (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, Sept 9 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) Tom Knowles Memorial (Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO)

Wed, Sept 13 – Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, Sept 15 – Clay County Fair Speedway (IA) IRA (Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD)
Sat, Sept 16 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA (Rain)

Sun, Sept 24 – LaSalle Speedway (IL) Bill Waite Jr. Memorial IRA/MOWA (Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, Sept 30 – St. Francois County Raceway (MO) Queen’s Royale (Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO)
Fri, Oct 6 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA/IRA (Rain)
Sat, Oct 7 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA/IRA (Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA)
Fri, Oct 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Oct 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, Oct 20 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 21 – Salina Highbanks Speedway (OK) WoO

Point System

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

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

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9/23/17

Lincoln Speedway

Abbottstown, PA

Kasey Kahne Dirt Classic

37 cars

Lincoln Speedway was in great shape tonight. Constant upgrades to the track are appreciated by fans, and another large throng was on hand.

TJ Stutts (6th car out to time) set quick time at 13.547 seconds. Jim Siegel (1st car out) was second quick, followed by Lucas Wolfe (12th), Gerard McIntyre Jr. (8th), Freddie Rahmer (10th), Lance Dewease (19th), Brian Brown (9th), Brian Montieth (7th), Dale Blaney (2nd) and Cory Haas (5th). Coming out early was a definite plus.

Heat one (started): 1. Stutts 11 (1) 2. Dewease 69K (2) 3. Greg Hodnett 27 (5) 4. Matt Campbell 16c (7) 5. Brandon Rahmer 88 (4) 6. Tim Wagaman 1* (6) 7. Eric Tomecek 1w (3) 8. Robbie Kendall 55K (8)

Two rounds of 8-lap heats were run with the first being lined up heads-up by time. It got off to a bad start for Kendall who broke a front end, and Tomecek who got upside down in turn one. Both were done. Stutts led the distance in a mostly single-file affair.

Heat two (started): 1. Brown 21B (2) 2. Chad Trout 1x (4) 3. Siegel 59 (1) 4. Danny Dietrich 48 (5) 5. Austin McCarl 17A (3) 6. Tim Glatfelter 69 (6) 7. Landon Myers 19m (7) 8. Joe Kata III 10 (8)

Brown lead the distance on the cushion. Dietrich passed A. McCarl for fourth on lap five. A. McCarl shucked a driveline after the checkers and was done for the night.

Heat three (started): 1. Wolfe 24 (1) 2. Montieth 21 (2) 3. Brock Zearfoss 3z (7) 4. Terry McCarl 24T (4) 5. Tyler Ross 5 (5) 6. Glenndon Forsythe 2w (3) 7. Randy Baughman 3B (6)

Wolfe led Montieth and T. McCarl early. Zearfoss shot from the tail to fourth by lap three. Debris on the track caused a caution with two to go. Wolfe led Montieth, T. McCarl, Zearfoss and Forsythe back to green. Zearfoss would pass T. McCarl for third on lap seven, while Ross took fifth from Forsythe.

Heat four (started): 1. McIntyre Jr. 16 (1) 2. Kerry Madsen 2m (5) 3. James McFadden 3 (4) 4. Anthony Macri 39m (3) 5. Tim Kaeding 3K (7) 6. Dale Blaney 1 (2) 7. Chris Arnold 23 (6)

McIntured led Macri and Madsen early. McFadden shot around Blaney for fourth on lap four, while Madsen took second from Macri. McFadden would explode on the low side of turn one to slide in front of Macri on lap seven to take third. Kaeding got by Dale Blaney on the last lap.

Heat five (started): 1. Rahmer 51 (1) 2. Haas 39 (2) 3. Trey Starks 44 (4) 4. JJ Grasso 37 (6) 5. Alan Krimes 87 (3) 6. Dave Blaney 71m (5) 7. Scott Fisher 21T (7)

Mostly single-file here other than a Grasso pass of Krimes for fourth on lap three.

Heat six (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Wagaman (1) 2. Hodnett (4*) 3. Campbell (2) 4. B. Rahmer (3*) 5. Dewease (5*) 6. Stutts (6*) DNS – Kendall, Tomecek

Wagaman led wire to wire. Hodnett grabbed second from Campbell at the halfway point.

Heat seven (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Dietrich (4*) 2. Glatfelter (1) 3. Trout (3*) 4. Siegel (6*) 5. Montieth (5*) 6. Myers (2) 7. Kata (7) DNS – A. McCarl

Glatfelter led early from Myers and Dietrich. Trout raced by Dietrich for the third spot, but Danny fired back the nexgt lap shooting around two cars to grab second. Trout recaptured third from Myers with two to go. Dietrich completed his run to the front with a pass of Glatfelter coming for the white flag.

Heat eight (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Montieth (6*) 2. Zearfoss 3z (1) 3. Ross (3) 4. T. McCarl (4*) 5. Wolfe (7*) 6. Baughman (2) 7. Forsythe (5)

T. McCarl slid in front of Baughman, who contacted his nerf bar and flipped in turn three, collecting Forsythe. Both were done for the night. Once green, Zearfoss led T. McCarl and Montieth. Montieth dominated grabbing second on lap two, and leading at the halfway point to become the high point man for the night.

Heat nine (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Madsen (3*) 2. McFadden (4*) 3. Kaeding (1) 4. McIntyre (7*) 5. Macri (5*) 6. Dale Blaney (6*) 7. Arnold (2)

Mostly single-file here most of the way, with McIntyre impressing early with passes of Blaney and Macri to move into fourth and secure a front row starting spot in the finale.

Heat ten (started): 1. Grasso (2*) 2. Starks (4*) 3. Dave Blaney (3) 4. Haas (6*) 5. F. Rahmer (7*) 6. Fisher (1) 7. Krimes (5)

Fisher led Grasso and Starks early. Grasso took the lead on lap two and pulled away. Starks followed him into second, with Blaney taking third on lap three. Krimes exited on the first lap.

B main (started): 1. Ross (1) 2. Krimes (3) 3. Zearfoss (5) 4. Campbell (6) / 5. Wagaman (2) 6. Dave Blaney (7) 7. Glatfelter (4) 8. Kaeding (9) 9. Myers (11) 10. Arnold (8) 11. Fisher (10) DNS – Forsythe, Kendall, Tomecek, A. McCarl, Baughman, Kata

Ross led the distance in the 12-lapper. Zearfoss took fourth on lap two. Krimes grabbed second from Wagaman on lap six for second, while Zearfoss followed him into third on lap 9. Campbell shot around Wagaman for the final transfer in the last corner coming to the checkers.

A main (started): 1. Dewease (8) 2. Dietrich (15) 3. Wolfe (3) 4. McIntyre (2) 5. McFadden (11) 6. Grasso (20) 7. Hodnett (14) 8. Trout (10) 9. Madsen (12) 10. Cambpell (24) 11. Dale Blaney (19) 12. Brown (7) 13. Zearfoss (23) 14. Haas (9) 15. Starks (13) 16. Stutts (4) 17. Siegel (5) 18. F. Rahmer (6) 19. Ross (21) 20. Montieth (1) 21. Macri (16) 22. B. Rahmer (18) 23. T. McCarl (17) 24. Krimes (22)

Montieth led early in the 40-lapper ahead of McIntyre, Wolfe, Siegel and Dewease. F. Rahmer got around a low riding Dewease into the top five on lap three. Montieth pulled away and entered lapped traffic on lap 8. On lap 11, he slid in front of some traffic and got into the wall. That let McIntyre get by into the lead. Ross spun with 11 laps down. McIntyre led Montieth, F. Rahmer, who had moved into third, Wolfe and Siegel back to green. Haas spun on lap 15. Dewease had grabbed fifth. Montieth shot back into the lead on the restart. Dewease took third from F. Rahmer on lap 19. Eight laps later, the red flew for Macri who flipped in turn two. He was uninjured. As the field restarted, it was evident that Montieth’s right rear was going flat. As he took off it was evident and he had to turn ot the infield. Dewease worked his way to the pint ahead of McIntyre, Wolfe and F. Rahmer. Dietrich was on the move from lap eight and passed Wolfe for fourth on lap 29. Three laps later, he and F. Rahmer went back and forth for third. The two made contact, with Dietrich in third, and F. Rahmer stopping with a flat left rear. Dewease would lead the final seven laps to take the $20,000 win. Dietrich got by McIntyre for second, while Wolfe made a late pass for third. McIntyre finished fourth with McFadden fifth. Grasso was the hard-charger.

 

 

Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by Open Wheel 101 Sees Four Different Winners!

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(Bill W) September 11, 2017 – A busy Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com weekend saw four different winners in four events. Bret Tripplett became a first time winner with the series in taking the Herb Barlow Memorial in Jacksonville, Illinois on Friday. Also on Friday, Bill Balog picked up the victory with the IRA at Superior Speedway in Wisconsin. While Hunter Schuerenberg was winning Saturday night at Spoon River Speedway’s Tom Knowles Memorial near Canton, Illinois, Ian Madsen was claiming the prestigious Jerry Richert Memorial at Cedar Lake Speedway near New Richmond, Wisconsin. It was Ian’s series leading seventh win.
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The schedule is dominated by three IRA events this week. On Wednesday, the Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Illinois will be paying $4,000 to win and $400 to start. On Friday, the Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa will play host, followed by the Deer Creek Speedway near Spring Valley, Minnesota Saturday.

The Midwest Thunder schedule has seen 25 different winners in the 52 events contested. The top ten (excluding Platinum WoO drivers) in the standings see Kerry Madsen leading over Ian Madsen, Brian Brown, Brooke Tatnell, Tim Kaeding, Mark Dobmeier, Terry McCarl, Austin McCarl and Paul Nienhiser

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Next Up!

Wed, Sept 13 – Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) IRA
Fri, Sept 15 – Clay County Fair Speedway (IA) IRA
Sat, Sept 16 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA

Current Point Standings (Through 9/9/17) (Includes all drivers)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 971 (4)

Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 936 (7)

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 725 (6)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 710 (5)

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 709 (2)

Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 479 (2)

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 469

David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 463 (3)

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

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 414 (1)

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 397 (1)

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 386 (1)

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 372

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 365 (2)

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 310 (3)

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 301 (1)

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 290 (2)

Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO, 279 (1)

Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 270 (1)

Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA, 244

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 230 (1)

Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 209

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 190 (1)

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 175

Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 175 (2)

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 172

Jason Sides,Bartlett, TN, 166

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 151

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 151

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 148

Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH, 144 (1)

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 142

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 141

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 131

Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 130

Jim Moughan Jr., Springfield, IL, 119

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 113 (1)

Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 110

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 104

Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 103

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 100

Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 98

Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 91

Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 90 (1)

Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 88 (1)

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 84

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 82

Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 78
RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 78

Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 76

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 74

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 72

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 72

Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 72

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 68

Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 68

AJ Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 68

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 67

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 66

Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA, 65

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 65

Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 64 (1)

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 54

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 53

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 50

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 50

Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 46

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 46

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 46

Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 44

Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 43

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 42

Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 41

Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 41

Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 39

Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA, 38

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 34

Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 32

Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 32

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 32

Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can., 30

Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 28

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 26

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 26

Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 24

Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA, 22

Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA, 22

Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA, 20

James McFadden, Alice Springs, NT, Aust., 20

Scott Bogucki, McLaren, SA, Aust., 18

Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 18

Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 18

Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 18

Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 18

Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 18

Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 18

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 18

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 16

Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA, 16

Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN, 16

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 16

Andrew Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 14

Christopher Bell, Norman, OK, 14

Clyde Knipp, California, MO, 14

Dustin Adams, Crystal City, MO, 14

Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12

Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 12

Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 12

Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI, 12

Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA, 10

Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 10

CJ Leary, Greenfield, IN, 10

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Eric Schulz, Sioux Falls, SD, 8

Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Caleb Armstrong, New Castle, IN, 6

Bill Boles, Harris, IA, 6

AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 6

Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 6

Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 6

Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA, 6

George Crawford, Springfield, IL, 6

Michael Decker, Silver Lake, WI, 6

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA, 4

Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA, 4

Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 4

Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 4

Dean Brown, Springfield, MN, 4

Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL, 4

Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH, 4

Dennis Spitz, Lewisburg, KY, 4

Matt Vandervere, Zion, IL, 2

Max Stambaugh, Lima, OH, 2

John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, SD, 2

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 2

Trevor Serbus, Olivia, MN, 2

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 2

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2

Heikkenen Patrick, Eveleth, MN, 2

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

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

Thur, June 8 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, June 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sun, June 11 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars (Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH)
Tue, June 13 – Eagle Raceway (NE) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, June 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, June 17 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD)
Sat, June 17 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Rain)
Tue, June 20 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, June 23 – West Liberty (IA) Speedway WoO (Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK)
Fri, June 23 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH)
Sat, June 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO)
Tue, June 27 – The Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Thur, June 29 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO (Rain)
Fri, June 30 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA)
Sat, July 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Thur, July 6 - Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO (Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN)
Fri, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, July 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, July 14 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA)

Sat, July 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND)
Sat, July 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Wed, July 26 – Peoria Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rain)
Thur, July 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rain)
Fri, July 28 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Fri, July 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, July 29 – Macon Speedway (IL) MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Fri, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK)
Sat, Aug 5 – I-55 Raceway “Ironman 55” (MO) WoO (Rain)
Sun, Aug 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Mon, Aug 7 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge (Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK)
Wed, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Thur, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only) (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)
Sat, Aug 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, Aug 18 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, Aug 19 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)

Sat, Aug 19 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Rain)

Sun, Aug 20 – Nodak Speedway (ND) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, Aug 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Thurs, Aug 30 – Peoria Speedway (IL) MOWA (Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL)
Fri, Sept 1 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Rain)

Fri, Sept 1 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, Sept 2 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, Sept 8 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, Sept 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL)
Sat, Sept 9 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) Jerry Richert Memorial (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, Sept 9 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) Tom Knowles Memorial (Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO)

Wed, Sept 13 – Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) IRA
Fri, Sept 15 – Clay County Fair Speedway (IA) IRA
Sat, Sept 16 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA

Sun, Sept 24 – LaSalle Speedway (IL) Bill Waite Jr. Memorial IRA/MOWA
Sat, Sept 30 – St. Francois County Raceway (MO) Queen’s Royale
Fri, Oct 6 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA/IRA
Sat, Oct 7 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA/IRA
Fri, Oct 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Oct 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, Oct 20 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 21 – Salina Highbanks Speedway (OK) WoO

Point System

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

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

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9/9/17

Spoon River Speedway

Canton, IL

Tom Knowles Memorial

33 MOWA Sprint Cars

21 POWRi Midgets

If the Tom Knowles Memorial isn’t on your bucket list, it should be! Spoon River is a mini-Eldora that sees sprint cars three-wide and midgets four and five-wide when the track is right. There was great racing again Saturday and that can be expected. The high speeds and close calls at said speeds keep you on the edge of your seat. The midgets don’t see these kinds of speeds this side of Belleville, so it is a must for any open wheel fan. The only slowdown of the night was for track prep, which was needed, but with different equipment. A sheeps-foot is not a tiller. It packs the track harder, which was not needed when the track is bending screwdrivers. A tiller is desperately needed for the open wheel cars at the Spoon, but I don’t know that there is one on the property. No matter, we had some great racing anyway.

MOWA

Spencer Bayston (27th car out to time) set quick time on the 3/8-mile high banks at 11.896 seconds. Bret Tripplett (4th car out) was second quick, followed by Jstin Peck (7th), Jimmy Hurley (23rd), Paul Nienhiser (14th), Brad Loyet (5th), George Crawford (31st), Hunter Schuerenberg (32nd), Bob Weuve (21st) and CJ Leary (6th). Bayston blew through the turn four cushion on his second lap and reeled across the grass towards the fence. Luckily, he saved it and brought it back for his heat. Parker Price-Miller had issues in hot laps and just took one lap at the end of qualifying. The same was true for John Schulz, as he and owner Jimmy Davies were trying to get their 360 tuned.

Heat one (started): 1. Bayston 39 (6) 2. Nienhiser 9 (5) 3. Mike Terry Jr. 85 (2) 4. Jeremy Standridge 10s (1) 5. Jacob Patton 79J (3) / 6. Logan Faucon 52F (7) 7. Bob Weuve 19 (4) 8. Trey Datweiler 23D (8) DNS – John Schulz 99

10 lap heats took the top five to the A. The top six qualifiers making the top four in the heats would constitute the first three rows of the A. Standridge led early, but Bayston was back screaming on the cushion up to third by the time the first lap was completed. Nienhiser followed into fourth on lap two. Bayston took second from Terry on lap three, and the lead from Standridge two circuits late. Nienhiser would also rocket around the top to take second on lap six. Terry worked by Standridge for third with two to go.

Heat two (started): 1. Jordan Goldesberry 65 (1) 2. Jake Blackhurst 25 (3) 3. Jim Moughan Jr. 1m (7) 4. Brad Loyet o5 (5) 5. Tripplett 22 (6) / 6. Tasker Phillips 7w (2) 7. Leary 30 (4) 8. Andy Baugh 6B (8)

Goldesberry led Phillips and Blackhurst early. The first caution of the night flew for Tripplett, who stopped in three on the third lap. Blackhurst used the restart to advance into second and Moughan took fourth from Loyet. Moughan then worked by Phillips for third. Phillips had a rough finish, ending up sixth behind Tripplett, who grabbed the last transfer after restarting at the tail.

Heat three (started): 1. Brinton Marvel 21 (4) 2. Danny Smith 4 (2) 3. Chris Urish 77u (3) 4. Ryan Bunton 6R (1) 5. Dustin Adams 3 (8) / 6. Crawford 57 (5) 7. Justin Standridge 01 (7) 8. Peck 5x (6)

Smith led Bunton and Peck early on. Crawford would spin with three laps in. That negated a Peck pass of Bunton for second. Peck would get it done on the restart, while Marvel took third from Bunton. It would end for Peck when he contacted the turn four wall five laps in, ending his night. Marvel, the fifteen-year-old son of Justin, would work around Smith, and Smith would reciprocate. Marvel moved into the lead in the last corner after a great race.

Heat four (started): 1. Schuerenberg 20 (5) 2. Joey Moughan 29 (3) 3. Parker Price-Miller 2 (2) 4. Josh Schneiderman 49 (1) 5. Blake Nimee 79 (4) / 6. Hurley 47 (6) 7. Aaron Andruskevitch 83 (7) 8. Dylan Tuxhorn 9T (8)

Moughan went around the first row to lead Price-Miller and Schneiderman early. Schuerenberg hugged the bottom picking off the top three until taking the lead on lap five. Price-Miller breathed down Moughan’s neck in the closing stages, but settled for third.

B main (started): 1. Leary (5) 2. Hurley (2) 3. Faucon (5) 4. Baugh (9) / 5. Phillips (6) 6. Datweiler (10) 7. Tuxhorn (11) 8. Weuve (4) 9. Crawford (1) 10. Ju. Standridge (8) 11. Andruskevitch (7) DNS – Peck, Schulz

The 12-lap B took the top four to the A. Hurley led at the outset over Faucon, Crawford and Leary. Leary, in his third night with a wing, caught his groove, grabbing third on lap three. Baugh moved by Crawford as well, and settled into the final transfer spot. Crawford would spin after contact with two laps down. Andruskevitch would stop and exit at the same time. Ju. Standridge was moving up, but stopped and exited on the tow rig on the restart. The second restart saw a spin by Weuve. Leary used the high side to continue his run, grabbing second from Faucon before a second Weuve spin. Leary would run down a low-riding Hurley and pass him coming off turn four on lap seven.

A main (started): 1. Schuerenberg (1) 2. Nienhiser (3) 3. Loyet (2) 4. Bayston (4) 5. Blackhurst (6) 6. Jo. Moughan (13) 7. Marvel (5) 8. Urish (10) 9. Tripplett (7) 10. Nimee (8) 11. Leary (12) 12. Price-Miller (16) 13. Hurley (11) 14. Patton (9) 15. Ji. Moughan (22) 16. Smith (15) 17. Bunton (19) 18. Terry Jr. (14) 19. Adams (24) 20. Schneiderman (20) 21. Faucon (21) 22. Baugh (23) 23. Je. Standridge (17) 24. Goldesberry (18)

Schuerenberg led Loyet and Bayston early in the 25-lapper. Smith did a 360 spin five laps in bringing the only caution. Schuerenberg led Loyet, Bayston, Nienhiser and Blackhurst back to green. The leaders entered lapped traffic on lap 11, and that’s when Nienhiser eased by Baytston for third. Rubber was starting lay hard on the surface. Schuerenberg found it, while Nienhiser snuck around Loyet on the high side for second on lap 16. Schuerenberg was able to add his name to the prestigious list of Tom Knowles Memorial winners for the first time.

POWRi

Heat one (started): 1. Spencer Bayston 97 (2) 2. Tanner Carrick 71K (1) 3. Tanner Thorson 67 (5) 4. Aidan Roosevans 6A (6) 5. Jake Neuman 3N (7) 6. Cody Weisensel 20 (3) 7. AJ Hill D33 (4)

Carrick led his Keith Kunz teammates Bayston and Thorson ealry in the 8-lapper. Bayston used the high side to run down Carrick and pass him for the lead on the sixth circuit. Meanwhile, there was great racing back in the pack between Roosevans and Neuman for fourth.

Heat two (started): 1. Tucker Klaasmeyer 27 (2) 2. Tyler Thomas 91T (6) 3. Holly Shelton 67K (3) 4. Logan Seavey 4A (5) 5. Brayton Lynch 1K (4) 6. Kyle Schuett 9K (7) 7. Jonathan Miller 56 (1)

Klaasmeyer led the distance. Thomas, who was hauling the mail on top, threw a slider on Shelton on lap six to take second.

Heat three (started): 1. Zeb Wise 39 (4) 2. Zach Daum 5D (5) 3. Gage Walker 57 (1) 4. Shelby Bosie 3B (6) 5. Robby McQuinn 09 (3) 6. Broc Hunnell F5 (7) 7. Chris Windom 5 (2)

Walker led Windom and Wise early. On lap two, it was a four-wide battle for the lead coming out of turn four, and the fourteen-year-old Wise emerged with the point. His smooth driving style is very impressive when midget fields are often plush with young carefree drivers. Keep your eyes on this one. Daum would check into second, getting by Windom on lap three. Disaster struck for Windom on the last lap, when he spun in turn four. It relegated him to the back of the feature.

A main (started): 1. Bayston (4) 2. Wise (1) 3. Thorson (6) 4. Seavey (11) 5. Windom (20) 6. Roosevans (8) 7. Thomas (2) 8. Carrick (7) 9. Shelton (10) 10. Klaasmeyer (5) 11. Walker (12) 12. Lynch (14) 13. Weisensel (18) 14. Bosie (9) 15. Daum (3) 16. Miller (19) 17. Hill (17) 18. McQuinn (16) 19. Neuman (13) 20. Hunnell (15) DNS – Schuett

Friday’s Jacksonville Herb Barlow Memorial winner Thomas led the 30-lapper early over Bayston and Wise. Thorson would move by Wise and into the top three on lap two. Bayston and Thorson would battle, with Bayston eventually running down Thomas and taking the lead on lap seven. Thorson would tangle with Thomas. That allowed Wise to shoot by them both into second. With twelve laps in, Neuman would launch over turn three and crash hard. He was o.k. The restart saw Bayston leading Wise, Thorson, Thomas and Seavey. Windom had come from the tail to tenth. Daum was cruising on the low side and slowly moving forward. He was fourth by the time Klaasmeyer suffered a flat left rear and stopped on lap 18. He took third from Thorson on the restart, and by lap 20, had moved under Wise for second. Three laps later, he had also disposed of Bayston in similar fashion. Bayston stayed close and with six laps to go, entered turn three through the middle. He came down on Daum, sending the #5D into a wild series of flips and briefly flames. After emerging, Daum walked to Bayston’s car presumably visiting about the cost of owning his own team and how much it costs when you destroy one. Bayston would lead the rest of the way, while a great race was going on for second. Thorson got by Wise with three to go, but the youngster battled back in some clean racing by both to take the runner-up spot on the last lap. Windom was the hard-charger, going from 20th to fifth. In Victory Lane, I counted tell if the crowd was booing Bayston resoundingly, or chanting “Kuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuunz”! It was another entertaining Tom Knowles Memorial for sure! Be there in 2018!

 

 

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9/8/17

Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, IL

Herb Barlow Memorial

27 MOWA Sprints

28 POWRi Midgets

MOWA

As always plenty of goodies were available to the drivers starting with the drivers’ meeting. The Barlow family always does a great job taking care of the competitors.

Paul Nienhiser (1st car out to time) set the standard in time trials at 10.456 seconds, just one-hundredth of a second better than second quick, Justin Peck (12th car out). Aaron Andruskevitch (21st car out) was third quick, ahead of Bret Tripplett (8th), Parker Price-Miller (6th), Mike Terry Jr. (17th), Spencer Bayston (27th), Bard Loyet (19th), Chris Urish (9th) and AJ Bruns (11th).

Heat one (started): 1. Bayston 39 (4) 2. Terry Babb 88 (2) 3. Nienhiser 9 (6) 4. Ryan Bunton 6R (1) 5. Tripplett 22 (5) / 6. AJ Bruns 15 (3) 7. CJ Leary 30 (7) 8. Jim Moughan Jr. 1m (8) 9. Justin Standridge 01 (9)

Heats were 10 laps and took the top five to the feature. The top six times finishing in the top four were eligible for the first three rows of the feature. Babb led Bayston and Bunton early. Ju. Standridge stopped after a lap was complete. Bayston took the lead and never looked back. Nienhiser grabbed third from Bunton on the restart. Most drivers exclusively hit the cushion in the heats with sliders used for passing.

Heat two (started): 1. Loyet o5 (4) 2. Peck 5x (6) 3. Danny Smith 4 (1) 4. Price-Miller 2 (5) 5. Jeremy Standridge 10s (8) / 6. Jacob Patton 79J (3) 7. Logan Faucon 52F (7) 8. Patrick Budde 90 (9) 9. Cory Bruns 42 (2)

Smith led Loyet and C. Bruns ealry. Peck was able to slide by Bruns into third on lap two. Price-Miller followed him into fourth the next lap. Loyet worked around Smith to lead lap seven. Peck followed him into second on the next circuit. C. Bruns hit the wall and stopped with two to go. Loyet held the lead over Peck, Smith and Price-Miller. Je. Standridge used the restart to take the last transfer spot from Patton.

Heat three (started): 1. Joe B. Miller 51B (2) 2. Urish 77u (4) 3. Andruskevitch 83 (6) 4. Joey Moughan 29 (1) 5. Jake Blackhurst 25 (3) / 6. Terry Jr. 85 (5) 7. Jimmy Hurley 47 (7) 8. George Crawford 57 (8) 9. Dylan Tuxhorn 32 (9)

The outside line was preferred and after the first lap, everyone made a parade around the cushion with no passing.

B main (started): 1. Leary (5) 2. Terry Jr. (1) 3. Hurley (7) 4. Patton (3) 5. Ju. Standridge (6) / 6. Tuxhorn (8) 7. Crawford (9) 8. Faucon (2) 9. Ji. Moughan (4) 10. Budde (10) DNS – AJ Bruns, C. Bruns

The 12-lapper started ugly. After the first start was called back for a Faucon jump, Terry slid up the track on the second, contacting Faucon, and collecting Moughan, Budde and Tuxhorn, who was the only one to continue. Hurley spun on the restart and went to the tail. Terry led Leary and Patton early, while Hurley quickly made it back up to fourth. On lap nine, Hurley got by Patton for third. Leary, making his second wing start ever, looked to gain confidence as the race went on. He passed Terry for the lead coming for the white flag.

A main (started): 1. Tripplett (3) 2. Price-Miller (2) 3. Loyet (7) 4. Nienhiser (6) 5. Andruskevitch (4) 6. Urish (8) 7. Blackhurst (9) 8. Babb (10) 9. Miller (13) 10. Patton (12) 11. Terry Jr. (11) 12. Jo. Moughan (16) 13. Bunton (14) 14. Smith (15) 15. Peck (5) 16. Leary (17) 17. Bayston (1) 18. Ju. Standridge (20) 19. Je. Standridge (19) 20. Hurley (18)

Bayton jumped out to the lead in the 25-lapper over Price-Miller and Tripplett. Loyet had moved into the top five by lap five, as the leaders entered traffic. Peck was running fourth on lap nine when he spun. The restart saw clear track ahead of Bayton, Price-Miller, Tripplett, Loyet and Andruskevitch. At the halfway point, rubber was laid through the middle of the track. Bayston suffered a flat tire, got high in turn three and made hard contact with the wall. As he pulled off, the lead was handed to Price-Miller. He, Tripplett and Loyet were nose to tail approaching traffic. With two to go, Price-Miller entered turn three a little low, giving Tripplett just enough room to pull beside him. Tripplett would carry that momentum around him to lead the last two laps and grab an exciting win. It was his first ever with the MOWA series.

POWRi Midgets

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Nick Knepper 55 (2*) 2. Tyler Thomas 91T (4*) 3. Tucker Klaasmeyer 27 (6*) 4. Jake Neuman 3N (7*) 5. Cody Wiesensel 20 (1) 6. Joey Moughan 29 (3) 7. Robby McQuinn 09 (5)

Eight lap heats took the top sixteen in passing points to the A main. Knepper led Thomas and Klaasmeyer the distance. McQuinn hit the turn one wall and flipped hard on the second lap. Moughan moved into fifth on the restart, but did all but flip his midget in turn two late in the race. He did well to save it, but couldn’t recover his position.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Gage Walker 57 (1*) 2. Kyle Schuett 9K (4) 3. Terry Babb 37x (5*) 4. Tanner Carrick 71K (2) 5. Brayton Lynch 1K (6*) 6. Aidan Roosevans 6A (3) 7. Aaron Schuck 53 (7)

Walker led wire to wire. Behind him, Roosevans and Carrick traded third place as they battled back and forth. Lynch spun at the halfway point, bringing a yellow. Walker led Schuett, Carrick, Babb and Roosevans back to green. Babb would use the restart to snag third from Carrick.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Colten Cottle 5c (1*) 2. Holly Shelton 67K (5*) 3. Spencer Bayston 97 (6*) 4. Zeb Wise 39 (7*) 5. Daniel Robinson 57D (3) 6. Shelby Bosie 3B (4) 7. Jonathan Miller 56 (2)

Cottle led Robinson and Shelton through lap one. Shelton slid in front of Robinson for second on lap two. Bayston was on the move from sixth as well and captured third. Wise was running the Clauson/Marshall #39.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Logan Seavey 4A (3*) 2. Andy Malpocker 22 (2*) 3. Broc Hunnell F5 (4*) 4. Zach Daum 5D (1*) DNS – Eric Johnson 82, Joey Wirth 77w, Andrew Felker 37

Three drivers were unable to start after attempting to do so. Daum shot out to a lead, while Seavey took second from Malpocker at the halfway point. Coming for the white flag, Daum would lose power and pull off while leading.

B main (started): 1. Carrick (1) 2. Roosevans (6) 3. Bosie (4) 4. Robinson (2) 5. Schuck (7) 6. McQuinn (8) / 7. Miller (9) 8. Moughan (5) 9. Wiesensel (3) 10. Johnson (10) 11. Wirth (11) DNS – Felker

Six cars were involved in a first lap pileup in turn three. Johnson and Wirth could not continue. Carrick led the 12-lapper over Bosie and Roosevans. It looked like things may go non-stop, before Moughan spun while in a transfer spot with one lap to go. Roosevans had just passed Bosie for second at that point. Robinson passed Schuck for fourth on the restart, while McQuinn nailed down the final transfer.

A main (started): 1. Thomas (4) 2. Seavey (1) 3. Bayston (8) 4. Wise (14) 5. Roosevans (18) 6. Malpocker (6) …

The 30-lapper was led early by Shelton over Thomas and Seavey. Knepper entered the top three, sliding in front of Seavey on lap three. A return slider by Seavey drew contact, but failed. On lap six, Thomas did a slider on Shelton for the lead. The caution flew on lap 12 for a spun Cottle. Walker and Bayston had been waging a great battle for fourth up to that point. Bayston would grab the spot after the restart, while Knepper and Seavey went at it again as well. Seavey would take that spot on lap 16. Two laps later, Babb flipped in turn one and was none too pleased with Walker when he emerged. The crash also collected Carrick. Thomas still held a lead, but Daum was up to fifth from fifteenth as well. Daum would gain third on lap 20, and second from Seavey on lap 22. At that point, Lynch would tip over. Thomas led Daum, Seavey, Bayston and a charging Wise back to green. It would only last a lap, as Knepper, Walker and Neuman were involved in an incident in turn four. Only Neuman would continue. Under caution, Daum would see his right rear go flat, hading second to Seavey. One last caution saw Bosie and Cottle involved. Thomas would pull away to win after a last ditch slide effort from Seavey. It was his fourth POWRi victory of the year, and tenth in his career.

 

 

9/2/17

Attica Raceway Park

Attica, OH

Attica Ambush Night #2 (Dirt Classic Qualifier)

All Stars

49 All Stars

29 305’s

All Stars

Make-up A main from Ohio Speedweek (started): 1. Tim Shaffer 49x (4) 2. Chad Kemenah 10H (6) 3. Cale Conley 7K (2) 4. Rob Chaney 83-70 (10) 5. Cole Duncan 22c (9) 6. Carson Macedo 3G (16) 7. Lee Jacobs 81 (8) 8. Ryan Smith 59 (7) 9. Max Stambaugh 33m (12) 10. Byron Reed 5 (11) 11. Caleb Helms 17 (20) 12. Travis Philo 5T (1) 13. Cale Thomas 91 (3) 14. Caleb Armstrong 7c (18) 15. Jordan Ryan 9m (17) 16. Craig Mintz 11N (22) 17. Dean Jacobs 8 (19) 18. Stuart Brubaker 9x-35s (23) 19. Brandon Spithaler 22 (5) 20. DJ Foos 23 (15) 21. Chris Andrews 2-16 (21) 22. Andrew Palker 57x (13) 23. Jody Keegan 60 (14) 24. Duane Zablocki 9z (24)

The feature was rained out before the green could fall in June during Ohio Speedweek. The 35-lapper saw Philo leading Conley, Thomas, Shaffer and Kemenah early. The leaders were in lapped traffic by lap six. On the tenth circuit, Shaffer passed Thomas for third, and then moved by Conley into second on the next lap. Duncan and Kemenah traded fifth at that point, with Kemenah eventually grabbing the spot back and moving by Thomas for fourth on lap 19. Four laps later, he was behind Philo and Shaffer in third with a pass of Conley. Mintz had motor issues and stopped to bring the only caution of the event with 29 laps down. Philo led Shaffer, Kemanh, Conley and Thomas back to green. A three-wide battle for the lead ensued after the restart. Kemenah would edge by Shaffer for second, but on lap 31, Shaffer shot from third to the lead. Kemenah followed Shaffer into second on lap 32. On the final lap, disaster struck for Philo, who blew a right rear. Thomas did the same coming out of turn four. He would play Ricky Bobby though, running to the finish line. Shaffer would cash in the $5,000 win, plus a $3,000 bonus for his third win during Speedweek. It was his 60th career All Star win, and his 15th at Attica (his second in a row after Friday’s win). Cody Jacobs spun the winning wrenches. Shaffer stated that motor was done for, and they’d have to change for the rest of the program. Macedo was the hard-charger.

The Dirt Classic format was used for Saturday’s full program. Points were accumulated in time trials and through two sets of heats. The first set of heats was lined heads-up by time, while the second set had an invert of eight, meaning quick-timers started in row four. Byron Reed and TJ Michael were both penalized in hot laps for not getting on the gas soon enough. They were relegated to one lap of qualifying at the end of the 49-car field.

DJ Foos (37th car out to time) set quick time at 12.315 seconds. Jordan Mackison (23rd car out) was second quick), followed by Max Stambaugh (48th), Cole Duncan (40th), Joey Saldana (29th), Travis Philo (9th), Rob C0) haney (24th), Carson Macedo (41st), Sammy Swindell (35th) and Cap Henry (43rd). The damp conditions led to the track coming in as time trials developed. Gary Taylor jumped the cushion and went over the berm in hot laps, actually breaking his frame. He was done for the night. Brandon Spithaler had issues with the motor in hot laps, but returned to qualify.

Heat one (started): 1. Foos 23 (1) 2. Philo 5T (2) 3. Cale Conley 7K (3) 4. Caleb Armstrong 7c (5) 5. Jordan Ryan 9m (4) 6. Broc Martin 97 (7) 7. Hunter Mackison 95 (6) 8. Trevor Baker 45 (9) 9. Roger Campbell 9c (8) DNS – Cale Thomas 91

Heats were eight laps in distance and worth 100 points to the winner. Foos led flag to flag. Armstrong and Ryan put on the best racing in this one, exchanging fourth a few times.

Heat two (started): 1. Caleb Helms 17 (4) 2. Dale Blaney 17B (3) 3. Chaney 70 (2) 4. J. Mackison 1080 (1) 5. Stuart Brubaker 35s (7) 6. Chris Andrews 16 (5) 7. Johnny Garvin Jr. 51 (8) 8. George Hobaugh 40 (9) 9. Gary Kriess 55 (10) 10. Dane Lorenc 00 (6)

Chaney led J. Mackison and Helms early. Helms moved into second on lap two. A bump from Garvin led to Lorenc stopping and bringing out a caution on lap three. Helms slid in front of Chaney on the restart, causing Chaney to almost stop. Blaney tagged him in the rear. While Helms and Blaney went on to the top two spots, Chaney went off the backstretch and came back to recover third.

Heat three (started): 1. Tyler Esh 35 (3) 2. Macedo 3G (2) 3. Lee Jacobs 81 (5) 4. Andrew Palker 57x (6) 5. Dean Jacobs 8 (4) 6. Duane Zablocki 9z (8) 7. Dan McCarron 22m (7) 8. Brent Matus 33 (9) 9. Max Stambaugh 33m (1) DNS – Brandon Spithaler 22

Macedo slid hard into Stambaugh to start the heat. Stambaugh was smacked off the top of turn two and exited after stopping and restarting. The contact relegated Macedo back to third behind Esh and L. Jacobs. He would recover to pass L. Jacobs for second on lap three. Palker also pressured L. Jacobs for third, but fell short.

Heat four (started): 1. Swindell 39 (2) 2. Duncan 22c (1) 3. Brady Bacon 99 (3) 4. Byron Reed 5 (5) 5. Justin Peck 5x (8) 6. Dan Kuriger 08 (9) 7. Brad Lamberson 27 (6) 8. Brandon Hanks 84 (7) 9. Craig Mintz 11N (4) DNS – Gary Taylor 1st

Swindell led the distance. Duncan took second from Mintz on lap two. Mintz would go up in smoke and exit on lap six.

Heat five (started): 1. Saldana 71 (1) 2. Henry 4 (2) 3. Tim Shaffer 49x (4) 4. Shawn Valenti 7 (5) 5. Chad Kemenah 10H (3) 6. Ryan Smith 59 (7) 7. Brandon Matus 13 (6) 8. TJ Michael 8m (8) DNS – Jody Keegan 60

Mostly a single-file affair.

Heat six (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Ryan (1*) 2. Martin (2) 3. Armstrong (4*) 4. Conley 7K (6*) 5. H. Mackison (3) 6. Philo (5*) 7. Baker (7) 8. Foos (8*) 9. Campbell (9) DNS – Thomas

The second set of heats mirrored the first set, with heat six constituting the same cars that were in heat one and so on.

Campbell and Foos came together to start the heat, and Foos took a wild ride down the frontstretch. He was uninjured and would return for the feature. H. Mackison was penalized a row for being late to staging. Ryan assumed the pole and led wire to wire. Philo would bring another caution out with a lap down.

Heat seven (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Brubaker (2) 2. Andrews (4*) 3. Garvin (1) 4. Blaney (6*) 5. Helms (5*) 6. Lorenc (3) 7. J. Mackison (8*) 8. Kriess (10) 9. Hobaugh (9) 10. Chaney (7*)

Chaney flipped on the backstretch on lap one. He would return for the main even.t. Brubaker held off Andrews for the win.

Heat eight (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Palker (2*) 2. Zablocki (1) 3. L. Jacobs (3*) 4. Macedo (6*) 5. D. Jacobs (4) 6. Esh (5*) 7. Stambaugh (7) 8. McCarron (8) 9. Bre. Matus (9) DNS – Spithaler

Palker led throughout. Macedo supplied the most action, passing D. Jacobs for fourth on lap five and pushing L. Jacobs to the checkers.

Heat nine (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Peck (1) 2. Reed (4*) 3. Bacon (6*) 4. Duncan (8*) 5. Swindell (5*) 6. Hanks (2) 7. Lamberson (3) 8. Kuriger (7) DNS – Mintz, Taylor

Peck led flag to flag. Reed snagged second from Hanks on lap two, and Bacon followed into third a lap later. Duncan’s run to fourth gave him high points honors and the pole of the feature.

Heat ten (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Smith (2) 2. Shaffer (3) 3. Henry (6*) 4. Bra. Matus (1) 5. Saldana (7*) 6. Kemenah (5) 7. Valenti (4) 8. Michael (8) DNS – Keegan

Smith led flag to flag. Shaffer shot by Matus into second on lap two. Henry snagged third on lap six.

C main (started): 1. McCarron (1) 2. Hobaugh (2) / 3. Campbell (5) 4. Michael (3) 5. Bre. Matus (4) DNS – Mintz, C. Thomas, Keegan, Spithaler, Taylor

The 8-lapper took the top two to the tail of the B.

B main (started): 1. Kemenah (1) 2. Shaffer (2) 3. Martin (6) 4. Peck (9) / 5. Smith (8) 6. D. Jacobs (4) 7. Zablocki (10) 8. Stambaugh (3) 9. Valenti (7) 10. H. Mackison (13) 11. McCarron (19) 12. Bra. Matus (15) 13. Garvin (11) 14. Hobaugh (18) 15. Baker (17) 16. Lorenc (14) 17. Lamberson (12) 18. Hanks (16) 19. Brubaker (5) DNS – Kuriger

The 12-lap B took the top four to the A main. Kemenah and Shaffer led throughout . Contact between Baker and Bra. Matus started things. Meanwhile, Hanks and Lorenc tangled in turn two. Martin took third from D. Jacobs on lap six and Peck came from ninth to also pass D. Jacobs for the final transfer coming for the white flag.

A main (started): 1. Saldana (2) 2. Duncan (1) 3. Henry (3) 4. Philo (7) 5. Andrews (20) 6. Reed (16) 7. Shaffer (22) 8. Swindell (6) 9. Kemenah (21) 10. Foos (5) 11. Smith (25, prov.) 12. Helms (13) 13. Bacon (10) 14. Armstrong (15) 15. Esh (12) 16. Bra. Matus (26, prov.) 17. Ryan (19) 18. Conley (9) 19. Peck (24) 20. J. Mackison (11) 21. Blaney (8) 22. Macedo (4) 23. Martin (23) 24. L. Jacobs (14) 25. Palker (18) 26. Chaney (17)

After his flip earlier in the night, Chaney took a lap and pulled off. Duncan led the 40-lapper early over Saldana, Henry and Macedo. The leaders hit lapped traffic on lap six, but Armstrong would get over the turn two berm, bringing a caution eight laps in. Duncan pulled away again from the same trio. Macedo’s fourth place run came to an end when his cushion bucking eventually got him upside down with 14 laps counted. He was o.k., and an open red was called. Blaney also changed out a nose wing in Josh Baughman’s machine. Bacon and Philo had been battling hard for fifth, with Bacon prevailing. Foos went over the top while running tenth on the restart. Saldana made a bid on the leader when the green fell, and Bacon worked by Swindell into fourth. On lap 20, Peck flipped over turn one. He was unhurt. Duncan led Saldana, Henry, Bacon and Philo at that point. Andrews had gone from 20th to seventh. Duncan was back in lapped traffic on lap 28, but five laps later, Armstrong got over the berm again, bringing a second yellow. Bacon, who looked like he had a podium car, had worked on diamonding one and two, but his run was cut short on lap 37 when he spun. The restart with three laps to go, saw Saldana slide under Duncan in turn two to take the lead and pull away. Duncan held onto second, ahead of Henry, Philo and the hard-charging Andrews. Saldana’s 73rd career All Star win was worth $10,000 and gave him a golden ticket to the Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway in three weeks.

305’s

Heat one (started): 1. Dustin Stroup 21 (6) 2. Ryan French 26 (2) 3. Luke Griffith 11G (3) 4. Jerry Dahms 75 (7) / 5. Frank Neill 88N (4) 6. Justin Adams 09 (5) 7. Tad Peck 63 (8) 8. Kyle Peters 97 (1)

Eight lap heats took the top four to the feature, with the top three redrawing. French led K. Peters and Griffith early. Stroup was storming the top and grabbed third from Griffith on lap two. Peters would tip over on the backstretch. He was unhurt. French led Stroup, Griffith, Neill and Dahms back to green. Stroup would bang the cushion into the lead on lap 5, while Dahms snagged the final transfer.

Heat two (started): 1. Ricky Peterson 2 (4) 2. Kyle Capodice 12 (2) 3. Chase Dunham 66D (5) 4. Matt Lucius 47 (3) / 5. Seth Schneider 36 (6) 6. Joe Armbruster 73 (1) 7. Ray Moon 18R (7)

Capodice led early, but R. Peterson was persistent and took the point with two to go.

Heat three (started): 1. John Ivy 77i (3) 2. Paul Weaver 1w (4) 3. Kelsey Ivy 20i (1) 4. Cody Bova 20B (2) / 5. Tyler Street 4* (5) 6. James Taddeo 4T (6) 7. Bobby Clark 8 (7)

K. Ivy led her Dad J. Ivy and Weaver early. The three waged an entertaining battle throughout, often going three wide out fo turn four. J. Ivy would emerge with the lead at the halfway point, while Weaver would settle into second coming for the white flag.

Heat four (started): 1. Steve Rando 19R (1) 2. Landon LaLonde 2L (2) 3. Matt Foos 2F (4) 4. Dustin Rall 9R (6) / 5. Jason Keckler 25 (3) 6. Luke Daugherty 14 (5) DNS – Stuart Williams 46AU

LaLonde held off Rando for the lead all the way until the last lap in an exciting finish.

B main (started): 1. Schneider (2) 2. Keckler (4) 3. Street (3) 4. Clark (11) 5. Neill (1) 6. Peters (12) / 7. Adams (5) 8. Taddeo (7) 9. Daugherty (8) 10. Armbruster (6) 11. Peck (9) 12. Moon (10) DNS – Williams

Schneider led Neill, Street and Keckler early in the 10-lapper that took the top six to the main event.. Keckler would move from fourth to second on lap two. Clark tagged Taddeo on lap four in a move into the sixth and final transfer. He would continue his charge up to fourth.

A main (started): 1. Capodice (1) 2 Rando (6) 3. Dunham (2) 4. J. Ivy (9) 5. R. Peterson (12) 6. Schneider (17) 7. Stroup (3) 8. Clark (20) 9. Keckler (18) 10. Bova (15) 11. K. Ivy (8) 12. Foos (10) 13. Lucius (14) 14. Street (19) 15. Neill (21) 16. Rall (16) 17. LaLonde (5) 18. French (4) 19. Griffith (7) 20. Dahms (13) 21. Weaver (11) 22. Peters (22)

Dahms and Peters came together in turn four to start things. Schneider would come to a stop after the second try at green in the 25-lapper. Dunham led Capodice and Stroup in the early going. Rando would move by Stroup into third on lap five. Stroup would drive over the top of turn two on lap eight, but kept it going. Rall wasn’t as lucky when he caught an infield tire and brought a caution. Dunham led Capodice, Rando, LaLonde and Peterson back to green. J. Ivy would enter the top five on the restart, while he Peterson, and LaLonde tangled in a three-way duel for fourth, fifth and sixth. Griffith would break down on lap 16. Now Dunham’s lead came over Capodice, Rando, J. Ivy and Peterson, following LaLonde going over the berm. With five laps to go, the final caution came for Street. Dunham was shaky after the restart, fish-tailing in front of Capodice. He lost his momentum and Capodice struck into the point on the last lap for the exciting win. Rando followed him into second. Clark was the hard-charger.

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9/1/17

Attica Raceway Park

Attica, OH

Attica Ambush Night #1

FAST Series

32 cars

The cars were divided into four heat groups for qualifying. Brady Bacon (12.651), Chris Andrews (12.463), Carson Macedo (quick time overall at 12.128 seconds on the 1/3-mile oval, and Craig Mintz (12.208) were quickest in their respective groups.

Heat one (started): 1. Jody Keegan 60 (2) 2. Cap Henry 4 (5) 3. Justin Peck 5x (7) 4. Bacon 99 (4) 5. Cole Duncan 22 (1) / 6. Dean Jacobs 8 (3) 7. Gary Taylor 1st (6) 8. Ryan Broughton 22B (8)

8 laps heats took the top two to the redraw, and the top five to the feature. Broughton spun before a lap could be completed. Keegan led Henry, who tagged D. Jacobs and Bacon early. While Keegan pulled away, Bacon and Peck exchanged the third spot at least five times. Peck eventually prevailed. Duncan had dropped from the pole to sixth, but got by D. Jacobs for the final transfer on the last lap in an action packed heat.

Heat two (started): 1. Travis Philo 5T (2) 2. Tim Shaffer 49x (3) 3. Chris Andrews 16 (4) 4. Dan McCarron 22m (6) 5. Duane Zablocki 9z (7) / 6. Shawn Valenti 7 (1) 7. Brandon Hanks 84 (5) DNS – Brandon Moore 1m

Philo led the distance. McCarron was second dearly ahead of Shaffer, but Shaffer would charge into the runner-up spot on lap two. Andrews secured third from McCarron at the halfway point.

Heat three (started): 1. Brian Lay 45 (2) 2. Tyler Gunn 68G (1) 3. Dale Blaney 17 (3) 4. Joey Saldana 71 (7) 5. Stuart Brubaker 9x (6) / 6. Macedo 70 (4) 7. Cale Conley 7K (5) 8. Cody Gallogly 27 (8)

Lay led Gunn and Macedo early. On the second lap, Macedo slid into second, while Saldana secured fifth and a transfer spot. With two to go, Macedo faded, slowing to sixth at the checkers. Brubaker just edged him at the line. Blaney was in the Josh Baughman Racing #17. Josh had failed to find a flight out of Texas due to Hurricane Harvey.

Heat four (started): 1. Rob Chaney 83 (2) 2. Broc Martin 97 (1) 3. Mintz 11N (4) 4. Andrew Palker 57x (3) 5. Byron Reed 5 (6) / 6. DJ Foos 23 (5) 7. Lee Jacobs 81 (7) 8. Steve Butler 4B (8)

Chaney led wire to wire. The best battle was for the final transfer. L. Jacobs grabbed it from Reed on lap two, but Reed battled back to regain it two laps later.

B main (started): 1. Foos (4) 2. Macedo (3) 3. D. Jacobs (1) 4. Valenti (2) / 5. L. Jacobs (8) 6. Taylor (5) 7. Conley (7) 8. Broughton (9) 9. Gallogly (11) 10. Moore (10) 11. Butler (12) 12. Hanks (6)

D. Jacobs led Foos, Macedo and Valenti early in the 10-lapper. Valenti worked by Macedo on lap two for third. A caution for a tractor tire on the track came three laps in. D. Jacobs led Foos, Valenti, Macedo, Taylor and L. Jacobs back to green. Foos dove into the lead with an aggressive slider, and Macedo retook third at that point. Macedo would carry his momentum into second. Hanks drove off the track in turn four and retired early.

A main (started): 1. Shaffer (6) 2. Martin (7) 3. Reed (14) 4. Saldana (15) 5. Palker (5) 6. Bacon (13) 7. Mintz (2) 8. Duncan (18) 9. Zablocki (17) 10. Foos (19) 11. McCarron (16) 12. Macedo (20) 13. Andrews (12) 14. Henry (4) 15. Blaney (11) 16. Keegan (10) 17. Gunn (8) 18. Lay (1) 19. Chaney (3) 20. D. Jacobs (21) 21. Philo (23) 22. Valenti (22) 23. Peck (9) DNS – Brubaker

Philo went to the work area and had to start at the tail. Brubaker did the same, but had to scratch. Mintz jumped out to an early lead in the 30-lapper over Henry and Lay. Peck came to a rest and retired with a lap in the books. Henry dove under Mintz to take the point, and Lay followed him into second on lap three. Lay continued his momentum, taking the lead on lap four, right before Mintz suffered a right rear flat that was replaced in the work area. Lay now led Henry, Shaffer, Chaney and Palker back to green. Meanwhile, Reed was up to eighth from 13th, and Saldana was 10th from 15th. Macedo made contact with the turn four wall on lap nine, bringing another caution. Philo’s night would end beyond turn three, bringing another caution on lap 14. Lay was still in command over Henry, Shaffer, Palker and Chaney. War was being waged between Saldana and Reed back in 8th and 9th. Soon Bacon would join them in a three-way battle. Shaffer would overtake Henry for second on lap 22, before Gunn lost a top ten run with a lap 22 spin. Chaney would take third, but went up in smoke with five to go. Lay led yet another restart over Shaffer, Martin, Henry and Reed. Lay would run out of fuel, handing the lead and $5,000 to Shaffer. A check with the crew later revealed that Lay had 25 gallons of fuel to start the feature. Reed and Saldana both moved up 11 spots.

 

 

Ian Madsen Registers Sixth Win with Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by Open Wheel 101/Four Events this Weekend!

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

Product Sponsor: EMi

(Bill W) August 29, 2017 – Ian Madsen topped Season Championship Night Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway and in doing so, registered his sixth win with the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com!

Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota will play host to a pair of events this weekend. The Richard White Memorial will commence Friday night, while the Fall Classic will bring 410 sprint racing to a close for 2017 at Jackson Saturday. The MOWA series has two events as well. Thursday and Friday, they will run events that were postponed from Illinois Sprintweek. On Thursday, they’ll race at Peoria Speedway and Friday, they’ll be at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City.

The Midwest Thunder schedule has seen 23 different winners in the 46 events contested. Kerry Madsen leads the standings over Ian Madsen, Donny Schatz, Brian Brown and Brad Sweet. Shane Stewart, David Gravel, Brooke Tatnell, Tim Kaeding and Daryn Pittman round out the top ten.

Join us in supporting sprint car racing in the Midwest!

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

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

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

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

Next Up!

Thurs, Aug 30 – Peoria Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, Sept 1 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex

Fri, Sept 1 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 2 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex

Current Point Standings (Through 8/26/17)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 921 (3)

Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 834 (6)

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 725 (6)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 710 (5)

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 709 (2)

Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 479 (2)

David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 463 (3)

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 434

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 405 (2)

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 397 (1)

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 384 (1)

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 365 (2)

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 333 (1)

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 322

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 283 (1)

Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 270 (1)

Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA, 234

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 230 (1)

Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 209

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 205 (1)

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 190 (2)

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 190 (1)

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 175

Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 175 (2)

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 172

Jason Sides,Bartlett, TN, 166

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 148

Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO, 144 (1)

Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH, 144 (1)

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 142

Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 130

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 127

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 121

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 119

Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 110

Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 98

Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 91

Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 88 (1)

Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 76

Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 75

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 74

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 74

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 72

Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 70

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 68

Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 68

Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA, 65

Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 64 (1)

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 63

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 61

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 59

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 58

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 54

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 53

Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 46

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 46

AJ Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 43

Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 41

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 40

Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 39

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 35

Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 32

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 32

Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 32

Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 30

Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 28

Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA, 26

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 22

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 22

Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA, 22

Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA, 22

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 20

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 20

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 20

Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA, 20

James McFadden, Alice Springs, NT, Aust., 20

Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 18

Scott Bogucki, McLaren, SA, Aust., 18

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 18

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 18

Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 18

Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 18

Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 18

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 16

Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA, 16

Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN, 16

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 16

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 14

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 14

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 14

Andrew Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 14

Christopher Bell, Norman, OK, 14

Clyde Knipp, California, MO, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 12

Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 12

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA, 10

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Eric Schulz, Sioux Falls, SD, 8

Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 6

Caleb Armstrong, New Castle, IN, 6

Bill Boles, Harris, IA, 6

AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 6

Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 6

Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 6

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA, 4

Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 4

Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA, 4

Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 4

Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 4

Dean Brown, Springfield, MN, 4

Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL, 4

Matt Vandervere, Zion, IL, 2

Max Stambaugh, Lima, OH, 2

John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, SD, 2

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 2

Trevor Serbus, Olivia, MN, 2

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 2

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2

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

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

Thur, June 8 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, June 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sun, June 11 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars (Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH)
Tue, June 13 – Eagle Raceway (NE) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, June 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, June 17 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD)
Sat, June 17 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Rain)
Tue, June 20 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, June 23 – West Liberty (IA) Speedway WoO (Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK)
Fri, June 23 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH)
Sat, June 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO)
Tue, June 27 – The Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Thur, June 29 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO (Rain)
Fri, June 30 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA)
Sat, July 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Thur, July 6 - Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO (Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN)
Fri, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, July 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, July 14 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA)

Sat, July 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND)
Sat, July 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Wed, July 26 – Peoria Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rain)
Thur, July 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rain)
Fri, July 28 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Fri, July 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, July 29 – Macon Speedway (IL) MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Fri, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK)
Sat, Aug 5 – I-55 Raceway “Ironman 55” (MO) WoO (Rain)
Sun, Aug 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Mon, Aug 7 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge (Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK)
Wed, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Thur, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only) (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)
Sat, Aug 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, Aug 18 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, Aug 19 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)

Sat, Aug 19 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Rain)

Sun, Aug 20 – Nodak Speedway (ND) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, Aug 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Thurs, Aug 30 – Peoria Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, Sept 1 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex

Fri, Sept 1 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 2 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Fri, Sept 8 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, Sept 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 9 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) Jerry Richert Memorial
Sat, Sept 9 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) Tom Knowles Memorial

Wed, Sept 13 – Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) IRA
Fri, Sept 15 – Clay County Fair Speedway (IA) IRA
Sat, Sept 16 – Deer Creek Sp,keedway (MN) IRA
Sat, Sept 30 – St. Francois County Raceway (MO) Queen’s Royale
Fri, Oct 6 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA/IRA
Sat, Oct 7 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA/IRA
Fri, Oct 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Oct 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, Oct 20 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 21 – Salina Highbanks Speedway (OK) WoO

Point System

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

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

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Front Row Challenge

The Price Chopper Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting and Don Long’s Searsboro Telephone Company will again pay $20,000 to the winner! It will be held Monday, August 7 at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. The 410 sprints will be supported by the IMCA Racesaver sprint cars. For more information, visit www.OskyChallenges.com!

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

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Ian Madsen Caps 410 Championship with Win at Knoxville!
Sawyer Phillips Wins 360 Feature, Matt Moro Wins Title

Mike Mayberry Wins First 305 Main, Eric Bridger is Rookie Champ

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 26, 2017) – Ian Madsen nailed down his second career Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series 410 sprint car title on Town Crier Season Championship Night at Knoxville Raceway Saturday. The St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia native not only won the championship, but nailed down the 25-lap, $5,000 to win finale. Sawyer Phillips cruised to his third 360 win of the year, as Matt Moro claimed his second title in that class. Mike Mayberry became the first Knoxville winner from Fremont, Iowa since Dick Santee in 1955, as he claimed the 305-main event. Rookie Eric Bridger salted away the track championship in that class.

Tasker Phillips wrestled the early lead away from pole-sitter, Josh Schneiderman as the two raced side by side in the 410 feature. Ian Madsen settled into third. Schneiderman was strong on the low side and raced by Phillips to the point on lap eight.

The leaders entered lapped traffic around the tenth circuit. Slicing and dicing through the back-markers, Schneiderman kept his lead. On lap 14, disaster struck for Phillips when he blew a left rear tire. Meanwhile, eighth place runner Brooke Tatnell was sidelined with an issue on the right front of the car.

Schneiderman led Ian Madsen, Kerry Madsen, Terry McCarl and Brian Brown back to green flag racing. Ian Madsen sized up Schneiderman and used the cushion to squeeze by and take the point on lap 16. Kerry Madsen followed suit, moving into second with five to go.

Ian would lead the rest of the way for his fifth win of the year here, and the twelfth in his career. The championship was also sealed for Ian’s car owner, Bret Nehring. Kerry would chase Ian to the checkers, ahead of Brown, who passed Schneiderman late for third, and McCarl. Davey Heskin, hard-charger Bill Balog, Lynton Jeffrey, Matt Juhl and Justin Henderson rounded out the top ten. Brown set quick time, while Kerry Madsen, Schneiderman and Tatnell won heats. Dakota Hendrickson claimed the B main.

“It was an amazing car to drive tonight in the feature race,” said Ian in Victory Lane. “I can’t thank our crew enough for that. They’ve been working super-hard lately. I’m glad we could bring home a championship and a win for them tonight. That’s pretty cool. We decided after running well in California early this year with the Outlaws that we would bring that to Knoxville and go for another championship. I’m just very thankful we could pull it off. I just can’t thank everyone who is involved with KCP Racing enough.”

The 360 class brought the most drama coming in as far as the point race. Matt Moro led Clint Garner by just 67 points heading into the feature. Sawyer Phillips would stick his family #3P to the bottom in the 20-lapper. With one eye on the leader, fans were also watching Garner and Moro. Garner moved into third behind Jamie Ball by lap two. A caution flew for Troy Manteufel who made contact with the turn two wall three laps in.

At that point, Phillips led Ball, Garner, Christian Bowman and Ryan Giles, while Moro sat in seventh. Phillips shot away and entered lapped traffic on lap eight. Garner followed him into second on that circuit. Meanwhile, Moro was languishing, and found himself ninth when Mike Dapra slowed at the halfway point, bringing out the final caution.

The difference between Garner and Moro was enough to make a difference. But while Phillips was pulling away from the field, Moro would jump from ninth to sixth, sealing his championship.

Phillips was back in lapped traffic with five to go, and got over the turn one cushion. Turning the car sideways, he was able to recover and pull away to win. Garner followed in second, ahead of Ball, Giles and Tyler Groenendyk. Moro, Calvin Landis, Chris Martin, Nate Van Haaften and Bowman completed the top ten. Giles set quick time, while McKenna Haase, Joe Beaver and Chris Morgan won the heats.

“Let’s just say, I was so far sideways, that I looked back to see how close Clint was,” Phillips said about his near spin late in the race. “I got caught behind that lapped car, and luckily got around him. This sport can be awfully humbling, so this is nice.”

As for moving up to the 410 class next year, he said, “We’ll have to see. It depends on how those corn prices go!”

“We were just way too tight,” said Moro of his feature run. This was his second championship. His first came in 2008. “I was trying to be too smooth at first, and too cautious. I had to manhandle it and throw it in, and once I did, it was so much better. It was a wreckers or checkers kind of thing for me on the restart, and it stuck. It paid off to do it. This is awesome. I can’t thank my crew enough…my wife and family for putting up with me. I couldn’t do it without them. We’re just really proud of everything, and winning a championship at Knoxville Raceway.”

Mike Mayberry, who lent a back-up car to competitor Kevin Hetrick, proved that good guys can finish first. The Fremont, Iowa native led from green to checker to claim his first ever feature win in the 18-lap 305 feature.

Matthew Stelzer would prove game early on, as he and Mayberry battled side by side for the first ten laps. Mayberry maintained his advantage by as little as .04 of a second on lap six. Eventually he would pull away with a popular win in the non-stop event that clocked in record time.

Behind Mayberry at the checkers were Stelzer, Ryan Leavitt, Eric Bridger and Kade Higday. Evan Epperson, Kelby Watt, hard-charger Tyler Glass, Joe Simbro and Chris Walraven rounded out the top ten. Bridger set quick time, sealing his 305 championship. Simbro and Epperson won heats.

“We were running good enough,” said Mayberry beside an overheating engine. “We’ve had engine problems and everything else. It’s been pretty miserable, and I told my daughter all I cared about was winning tonight. I was going to blow it up or win. Karma is kind of funny, so maybe this is my reward (for lending his back-up car to Hetrick). He’s been racing a long time, and he took a good hit. Everything worked out.”

“We started off on a bad note,” said Bridger of his winning season. “We just kept on building and building until we got faster and faster. We broke through with a win and capped that off on the final night of the 360 Nationals. I’d like to thank everyone for sticking with us through the years. I’d like to thank Pace Performance for sticking by us with our motor as well.”

The 14th Annual Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores commences September 14 through 16! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!
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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (4), 14.947; 2. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (20), 15.089; 3. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (1), 15.104; 4. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (11), 15.118; 5. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (14), 15.166; 6. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (21), 15.219; 7. 2, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (5), 15.247; 8. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (10), 15.297; 9. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (15), 15.332; 10. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (16), 15.345; 11. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 15.358; 12. 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (3), 15.362; 13. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (2), 15.384; 14. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (7), 15.401; 15. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (26), 15.403; 16. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (27), 15.405; 17. 97, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (17), 15.472; 18. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (24), 15.516; 19. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (9), 15.564; 20. 5J, Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI (19), 15.688; 21. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (18), 15.723; 22. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (12), 15.754; 23. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (25), 15.783; 24. 17M, Max McGhee, Camby, IN (13), 15.863; 25. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (22), 15.958; 26. 53W, Bill Wirth, Cudahy, WI (23), 15.994; 27. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (6), 16.334.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:03.7: 1. Kerry Madsen (4); 2. Austin McCarl (2); 3. Justin Henderson (1); 4. Brian Brown (6); 5. Rager Phillips (3); 6. Davey Heskin (5); 7. Bobby Mincer (8); 8. AJ Moeller (9); 9. Dakota Hendrickson (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:05.0: 1. Josh Schneiderman (2); 2. Tasker Phillips (3); 3. Ian Madsen (4); 4. Carson McCarl (1); 5. Terry McCarl (5); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 7. Jeremy Schultz (7); 8. Bill Wirth (8) DNS - Chase Wanner

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:05.7: 1. Brooke Tatnell (1); 2. Scott Bogucki (2); 3. Dusty Zomer (6); 4. Matt Juhl (4); 5. Dustin Selvage (3); 6. Bill Balog (5); 7. RJ Johnson (7); 8. Max McGhee (8); 9. Bob Weuve (9)

B main (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.0: 1. Dakota Hendrickson (1); 2. Bobby Mincer (2); 3. Max McGhee (4); 4. AJ Moeller (5) / 5. Bill Wirth (6); 6. Chase Wanner (3); 7. Bob Weuve (7)

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Ian Madsen (4); 2. Kerry Madsen (6); 3. Brian Brown (8); 4. Josh Schneiderman (1); 5. Terry McCarl (3); 6. Davey Heskin (9); 7. Bill Balog (13); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 9. Matt Juhl (10); 10. Justin Henderson (16); 11. Dustin Selvage (17); 12. Dusty Zomer (7); 13. Rager Phillips (15); 14. Austin McCarl (11); 15. Tasker Phillips (2); 16. RJ Johnson (18); 17. Jeremy Schultz (19); 18. Bobby Mincer (20); 19. Max McGhee (23); 20. Scott Bogucki (14); 21. Brooke Tatnell (12); 22. Dakota Hendrickson (21); 23. Carson McCarl (24); 24. AJ Moeller (22). Lap Leaders: T. Phillips 1-7, Schneiderman 8-15, I. Madsen 16-25. Hard-charger: Balog.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (12), 15.938; 2. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (11), 15.958; 3. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (19), 15.974; 4. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (6), 16.014; 5. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (25), 16.020; 6. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (4), 16.039; 7. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (2), 16.068; 8. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (24), 16.220; 9. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (23), 16.272; 10. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (18), 16.307; 11. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (17), 16.359; 12. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.396; 13. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (5), 16.423; 14. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.495; 15. 5MRP, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.504; 16. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (7), 16.517; 17. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (22), 16.522; 18. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (8), 16.542; 19. 38, Mike Dapra, Gillette, WY (1), 16.580; 20. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (20), 16.717; 21. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.729; 22. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (13), 16.928; 23. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (16), 17.170; 24. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (10), NT; 25. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (15), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:55.3: 1. McKenna Haase (2); 2. Nate Van Haaften (1); 3. Christian Bowman (4); 4. Troy Manteufel (3); 5. Tom Lenz (5); 6. Ryan Giles (6); 7. Mike Dapra (7); 8. Stacey Alexander (8) DNS - John Anderson

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:56.0: 1. Joe Beaver (2); 2. Chris Martin (1); 3. Matt Moro (4); 4. Jamie Ball (6); 5. Tyler Groenendyk (5); 6. Cody Wehrle (3); 7. Ricky Montgomery (7); 8. Rob Weuve (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.9: 1. Chris Morgan (1); 2. Devin Kline (2); 3. Sawyer Phillips (6); 4. Clint Garner (5); 5. Calvin Landis (4); 6. Alan Zoutte (3); 7. Mitchell Alexander (7); 8. Dustin Clark (8)

A main, 20 Laps, NT: 1. Sawyer Phillips (1); 2. Clint Garner (6); 3. Jamie Ball (2); 4. Ryan Giles (3); 5. Tyler Groenendyk (8); 6. Matt Moro (7); 7. Calvin Landis (15); 8. Chris Martin (16); 9. Nate Van Haaften (14); 10. Christian Bowman (4); 11. Tom Lenz (5); 12. McKenna Haase (9); 13. Stacey Alexander (22); 14. Devin Kline (13); 15. Cody Wehrle (17); 16. Alan Zoutte (18); 17. Rob Weuve (23); 18. Mitchell Alexander (21); 19. Dustin Clark (24); 20. Joe Beaver (10); 21. Ricky Montgomery (20); 22. Mike Dapra (19); 23. Chris Morgan (11); 24. Troy Manteufel (12) DNS - John Anderson. Lap Leader: S. Phillips 1-20. Hard-charger: S. Alexander. Howard Law $200: Landis, Wehrle, Dapra.

305 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 3 laps: 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (1), 16.901; 2. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (10), 17.031; 3. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.039; 4. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (11), 17.180; 5. 1B, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (16), 17.201; 6. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (5), 17.296; 7. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (12), 17.419; 8. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (13), 17.438; 9. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (15), 17.438; 10. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (4), 17.461; 11. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (3), 17.472; 12. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (14), 17.475; 13. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (9), 17.526; 14. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (8), 17.542; 15. 51, Corey Kautz, Estherville, IA (2), 17.667; 16. 64, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (17), 18.506; 17. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (6), 18.666.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:46.9: 1. Joe Simbro (2); 2. Eric Bridger (6); 3. Ryan Leavitt (4); 4. Brandon Worthington (1); 5. Mike Mayberry (3); 6. Corey Kautz (8); 7. Rob Kubli (7); 8. Chris Walraven (5); 9. Tyler Glass (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:46.1: 1. Evan Epperson (2); 2. Kade Higday (6); 3. Matthew Stelzer (3); 4. Kelby Watt (4); 5. Chris Horton (5); 6. Kevin Hetrick (1) DNS – Jon Hughes, Casey Greubel

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:23.1 (NTR): 1. Mike Mayberry (1); 2. Matthew Stelzer (2); 3. Ryan Leavitt (6); 4. Eric Bridger (8); 5. Kade Higday (7); 6. Evan Epperson (4); 7. Kelby Watt (3); 8. Tyler Glass (15); 9. Joe Simbro (5); 10. Chris Walraven (9); 11. Rob Kubli (14); 12. Chris Horton (11); 13. Brandon Worthington (10); 14. Corey Kautz (13); 15. Kevin Hetrick (12); DNS – Casey Greubel. Lap Leader: Mayberry 1-18. Hard-charger: Glass.

 

 

Knoxville Next/Route 66 IRA Added for Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by Open Wheel 101!

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(Bill W) August 21, 2017 – Season Championship Night at the Knoxville Raceway is up next for the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com series this Saturday night. Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota fell to rain last week, but three World of Outlaws events in North Dakota saw Donny Schatz win at River Cities in Grand Forks, Jason Johnson win in West Fargo, and David Gravel take the checkers in Minot.
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The $4,000 to win, $400 to start IRA event scheduled for Wednesday, September 13 at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Illinois has been added to the Midwest Thunder schedule. That adds a race to a week that also sees the IRA at the Clay County Speedway in Spencer, Iowa on Friday, September 14 and the Deer Creek Speedway near Spring Valley, Minnesota on Saturday, September 15.

The Midwest Thunder schedule has seen 23 different winners in the 45 events contested. Kerry Madsen leads the standings over Ian Madsen, Donny Schatz, Brad Sweet and Brian Brown. Shane Stewart, David Gravel, Brooke Tatnell, Tim Kaeding and Daryn Pittman round out the top ten.

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Current Point Standings (Through 8/12/17)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 881 (3)

Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 784 (5)

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 725 (6)

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 709 (2)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 675 (5)

Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 479 (2)

David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 463 (3)

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 434

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 405 (2)

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 397 (1)

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 384 (1)

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 365 (2)

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 318

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 308 (1)

Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 270 (1)

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 269 (1)

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 230 (1)

Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA, 218

Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 209

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 190 (2)

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 190 (1)

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 187 (1)

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 175

Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 175 (2)

Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN, 166

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 148

Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO, 144 (1)

Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH, 144 (1)

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 142

Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 130

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 125

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 122

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 121

Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 110

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 107

Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 98

Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 88 (1)

Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 81

Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 75

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 74

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 74

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 72

Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 70

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 68

Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 68

Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 68

Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA, 65

Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 64 (1)

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 63

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 61

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 59

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 58

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 54

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 53

Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 46

AJ Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 43

Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 41

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 40

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 40

Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 39

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 35

Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 32

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 32

Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 32

Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 30

Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 28

Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA, 26

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 22

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 22

Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA, 22

Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA, 22

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 20

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 20

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 20

Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA, 20

James McFadden, Alice Springs, NT, Aust., 20

Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 18

Scott Bogucki, McLaren, SA, Aust., 18

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 18

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 18

Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 18

Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., 18

Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 18

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 16

Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA, 16

Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN, 16

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 16

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 14

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 14

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 14

Andrew Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 14

Christopher Bell, Norman, OK, 14

Clyde Knipp, California, MO, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 12

Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 12

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA, 10

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Eric Schulz, Sioux Falls, SD, 8

Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 6

Caleb Armstrong, New Castle, IN, 6

Bill Boles, Harris, IA, 6

AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 6

Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 6

Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 6

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA, 4

Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 4

Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA, 4

Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 4

Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 4

Dean Brown, Springfield, MN, 4

Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL, 4

Matt Vandervere, Zion, IL, 2

Max Stambaugh, Lima, OH, 2

John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, SD, 2

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 2

Trevor Serbus, Olivia, MN, 2

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 2

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2

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

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

Thur, June 8 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, June 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sun, June 11 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars (Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH)
Tue, June 13 – Eagle Raceway (NE) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, June 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, June 17 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD)
Sat, June 17 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Rain)
Tue, June 20 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, June 23 – West Liberty (IA) Speedway WoO (Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK)
Fri, June 23 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH)
Sat, June 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO)
Tue, June 27 – The Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Thur, June 29 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO (Rain)
Fri, June 30 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA)
Sat, July 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Thur, July 6 - Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO (Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN)
Fri, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, July 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, July 14 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA)

Sat, July 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND)
Sat, July 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Wed, July 26 – Peoria Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rain)
Thur, July 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rain)
Fri, July 28 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Fri, July 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, July 29 – Macon Speedway (IL) MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Fri, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK)
Sat, Aug 5 – I-55 Raceway “Ironman 55” (MO) WoO (Rain)
Sun, Aug 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Mon, Aug 7 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge (Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK)
Wed, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Thur, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only) (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)
Sat, Aug 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, Aug 18 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)

Sat, Aug 19 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)

Sat, Aug 19 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Rain)

Sun, Aug 20 – Nodak Speedway (ND) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, Aug 25 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, Aug 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, Sept 1 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, Sept 2 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Fri, Sept 8 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, Sept 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 9 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) Jerry Richert Memorial
Sat, Sept 9 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) Tom Knowles Memorial

Wed, Sept 13 – Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) IRA
Fri, Sept 15 – Clay County Fair Speedway (IA) IRA
Sat, Sept 16 – Deer Creek Sp,keedway (MN) IRA
Sat, Sept 30 – St. Francois County Raceway (MO) Queen’s Royale
Fri, Oct 6 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA/IRA
Sat, Oct 7 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA/IRA
Fri, Oct 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Oct 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, Oct 20 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 21 – Salina Highbanks Speedway (OK) WoO

Point System

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

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

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The Price Chopper Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting and Don Long’s Searsboro Telephone Company will again pay $20,000 to the winner! It will be held Monday, August 7 at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. The 410 sprints will be supported by the IMCA Racesaver sprint cars. For more information, visit www.OskyChallenges.com!

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Donny Schatz Wins Knoxville Nationals as Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by Open Wheel 101 Heads North!

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(Bill W) August 15, 2017 – Daryn Pittman and Jason Johnson were new winners with the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com, as the action was hot and heavy over two weeks, culminating with the Knoxville Nationals. Daryn Pittman won the opener of the “Ironman 55” at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri before rains postponed the finale to a later date. Brian Brown won his fifth feature with the series by winning his first Capitani Classic at Knoxville a week ago Sunday. Shane Stewart won his first ever Front Row Challenge at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, before Kyle Larson, David Gravel and Jason Johnson won preliminaries at the Knoxville Nationals. In the end, it was Donny Schatz prevailing for the tenth time in twelve years in the “Granddaddy of the them all”!
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David Gravel is Perfect on Toyota Night #2 at the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Naitonals presented by Casey's General Stores! Thursday, August 10, 2017

Three-point eligible races in North Dakota sanctioned by the World of Outlaws are on the docket for this weekend. On Friday, River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks will play host, followed by Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo Saturday, and Nodak Speedway in Minot Sunday.

The schedule has seen 23 different winners in the 42 events contested. Kerry Madsen leads the standings over Ian Madsen, Brian Brown, Brad Sweet and Donny Schatz. Brooke Tatnell, David Gravel, Shane Stewart, Tim Kaeding and Daryn Pittman round out the top ten.

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David Gravel is Perfect on Toyota Night #2 at the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Naitonals presented by Casey's General Stores! Thursday, August 10, 2017

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

Next Up!

Fri, Aug 18 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 19 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO

Sun, Aug 20 – Nodak Speedway (ND) WoO

Current Point Standings (Through 8/12/17)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 806 (3)

Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 758 (5)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 675 (5)

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 618 (2)

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 610 (5)

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 434

David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 399 (2)

Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 398 (2)

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 387 (2)

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 362 (1)

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 359 (1)

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 318

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 308 (1)

Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 270 (1)

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 269 (1)

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 265 (1)

Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA, 218

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 190 (2)

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 190 (1)

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 187 (1)

Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 179

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 178 (1)

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 175

Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 175 (2)

Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN, 150

Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO, 144 (1)

Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH, 144 (1)

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 142

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 125

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 124

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 122

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 121

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 107

Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 106

Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 104

Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 88 (1)

Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 86

Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 81

Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 75

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 74

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 74

Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 70

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 68

Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 68

Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 68

Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA, 65

Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 64 (1)

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 63

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 61

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 59

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 58

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 54

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 53

Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 46

AJ Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 43

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 40

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 40

Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 39

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 35

Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 35

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 34

Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 32

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 32

Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 32

Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 30

Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 28

Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA, 26

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 22

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 22

Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA, 22

Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA, 22

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 20

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 20

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 20

Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA, 20

James McFadden, Alice Springs, NT, Aust., 20

Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 18

Scott Bogucki, McLaren, SA, Aust., 18

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 18

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 18

Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 18

Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 18

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 16

Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA, 16

Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN, 16

Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN, 16

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 14

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 14

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 14

Andrew Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 14

Christopher Bell, Norman, OK, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 12

Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 12

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA, 10

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Eric Schulz, Sioux Falls, SD, 8

Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 6

Caleb Armstrong, New Castle, IN, 6

Bill Boles, Harris, IA, 6

AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 6

Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 6

Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, 6

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA, 4

Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 4

Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA, 4

Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 4

Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 4

Dean Brown, Springfield, MN, 4

Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL, 4

Matt Vandervere, Zion, IL, 2

Max Stambaugh, Lima, OH, 2

John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, SD, 2

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 2

Trevor Serbus, Olivia, MN, 2

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 2

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2

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

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

Thur, June 8 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, June 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sun, June 11 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars (Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH)
Tue, June 13 – Eagle Raceway (NE) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, June 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, June 17 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD)
Sat, June 17 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Rain)
Tue, June 20 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, June 23 – West Liberty (IA) Speedway WoO (Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK)
Fri, June 23 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH)
Sat, June 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO)
Tue, June 27 – The Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Thur, June 29 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO (Rain)
Fri, June 30 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA)
Sat, July 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Thur, July 6 - Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO (Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN)
Fri, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, July 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, July 14 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA)

Sat, July 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND)
Sat, July 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Wed, July 26 – Peoria Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rain)
Thur, July 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rain)
Fri, July 28 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Fri, July 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, July 29 – Macon Speedway (IL) MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Fri, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO (Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK)
Sat, Aug 5 – I-55 Raceway “Ironman 55” (MO) WoO (Rain)
Sun, Aug 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Mon, Aug 7 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge (Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK)
Wed, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Thur, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Fri, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only) (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)
Sat, Aug 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, Aug 18 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

Sat, Aug 19 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO

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

Point System

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

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Brian Brown Tops Greg Hodnett and Brad Sweet in 16th Annual Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Title!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 14, 2017 – Brian Brown was awarded with the 2017 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award Saturday night at the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver had a consistent fortnight that was topped with a win in the Capitani Classic at Knoxville, a second place finish in the Knoxville 360 Nationals and a sixth place finish Saturday night in the Knoxville Nationals finale. Brown also won the “Mr. Sprint Car” title in 2014.

Greg Hodnett remained consistent as well. The Spring Grove, Pennsylvania driver picked up a preliminary win in the 360 Nationals. Grass Valley, California’s Brad Sweet was consistently in the top five in 410 action, and rounded out the top three in the final standings.

The Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award is supported by the Knoxville Raceway, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, and the Front Row Challenge/TMAC Promotions.

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Final 2017 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings…

1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 332 points; 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 261 points; 3. Brad Sweet, California, 238 points; 4. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 236 points; 5. Trey Starks, Washington, 218 points; 6. (tie) Cory Eliason, California, 198 points; 6. (tie) Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 198 points; 8. Thomas Kennedy, Manitoba, 190 points; 9. (tie) Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 182 points; 9. (tie) Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 182 points.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Donny Schatz Makes It An Even Ten Knoxville Nationals Victories!

by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 12, 2017) – Donny Schatz continues to add to his legendary resume at the Knoxville Raceway, as he took his tenth career championship in the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. It was the tenth win in twelve years for the Fargo, North Dakota driver, and his eighth aboard the Tony Stewart Racing #15. The win was worth $150,000 and added to the stuff of legends for Donny at Knoxville.

David Gravel, who entered on the pole in the 50-lapper with his perfect score from Thursday night, led early over Schatz and Kerry Madsen. By lap six, he was in lapped traffic. Gravel maneuvered it well, but Schatz stayed close. On the sixteenth lap, Schatz would briefly take the point on the backstretch, but Gravel battled back by.

On lap 19, Austin McCarl went up in smoke, bringing the first caution of the event. Gravel led Schatz, Madsen, Brad Sweet and Brian Brown back to green flag racing. Defending champion, Jason Johnson came from 21st into the top ten by lap 20. His momentum was slowed on lap 22, when Gravel would lose a motor while leading.

The disappointment for the Connecticut driver gave the lead to Schatz. Kyle Larson also inherited a top five spot, and drove by Brown and Sweet for third on the restart. A caution for Terry McCarl, who slowed after getting into the turn three wall, slowed things again.

At that point, the mandatory stop was implemented. After the pause, Schatz led Madsen, Larson, Sweet and Shane Stewart back to green. Madsen took a shot at the leader, but a slider in turn two fell short, allowing Larson to cruise by into second. While Schatz led Larson, Madsen and Stewart, Sweet and Brown exchanged the fifth spot several times.

A final yellow flag flew with twelve laps to go for Greg Hodnett, who stopped in turn four. It erased a 2.2 second lead for Schatz. Back in clean air, Schatz was strong up front. With five laps to go, he entered lapped traffic again. With several cars side by side in front of him, Larson would close.

On the white flag lap, Larson would make a sliding attempt in turn three that would fall short. Schatz would win his tenth Nationals ahead of Larson, Madsen, Stewart and Sweet. Brown, Aaron Reutzel, Rico Abreu, Daryn Pittman and Ian Madsen rounded out the top ten. Rager Phillips won the E main, Jamie Veal won the D, James McFadden claimed the C, and Jason Sides emerged victorious in a highly competitive B main.

Schatz’s crew chief Ricky Warner received Crew Chief of the Nationals honors, taking home a Craftsman Tool Box. Reutzel was the Hard-charger, earning a Max Pappis steering wheel. TheCushion.com awarded $500 to Rookie of the Nationals Dominic Scelzi. Ian Madsen’s KCP Racing #18 was awarded “Best Appearing Car”, followed by Terry McCarl and David Gravel. Best Appearing Crew went to Jason Johnson, followed by Ian Madsen and Harli White.

“I did everything I could to get by (in traffic)," said Schatz in Victory Lane. "That's how it works some days. You can't frustrated by it. You have to figure out what to do. I was off the pace, I knew someone would be coming (at the end of the race). Kyle normally finds everything there is in a race car. You got to stay on your toes with him. He's an awesome sprint car driver. It stinks that he has another career to deal with. I'm just glad that he's part of the sport and still comes back. We're glad to get this win. It's incredible. This whole race team is incredible with what they do. We just won the Knoxville Nationals!"

"That was a fun, tough race," said Larson. "We had some good restarts and got to second. We were maintaining pace with him. We were just waiting for lapped traffic. I knew he'd be good in lapped traffic, but I figured there might be a couple times when he wouldn't clear somebody and get tight. The times he got tight, I got tight on the cushion. It was still a heck of a race. I hammered the wall coming off four coming for the white. I feel that if I hadn't done that, I could have gotten a run and maybe cleared him in two. I just made a costly mistake and ended up second. It was still a good race for (car owner/crew chief) Paul (Silva) and I. We still had fun. Thanks to the fans for talking to Chip (Ganassi) and helping us come out."

"I think I had a really good car to contend for the victory," said Kerry Madsen beside the Tod Quiring #2M. "In traffic, I thought I had a better car than the two cars in front. I thought, 'No worries', we usually get to traffic in those deals. Then the caution would come out. I thought I had a shot at him on the restart (after the stoppage). I figured if he left the door open, I was going to go for it. Unfortunately, that cost me second. I was on Kyle's rear the whole way, but I was never close enough to make a move. I just want to thank my team for working so hard."

Join us for Town Crier Season Championship Night, Saturday, August 26! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

(Saturday’s Lineups Below)

410 Results

E main, (started), 10 Laps, 2:42.3: 1. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, (2); 2. 9Z, Jared Goerges, Brainerd, MN, (4); 3. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Norfolk, NE, (3); 4. 19L, Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, (1); 5. 83C, Adam Cruea, Troy, OH, (6); 6. 9X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO, (9); / 7. 12W, Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI, (5); 8. 13, Clyde Knipp, California, MO, (7); 9. 1P, Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO (8); DNS: 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA; 71A, R.J. Johnson, Tampa, FL; 17M, Max McGhee, Camby, IN; 67X, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN; 4X, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE; X1, Mason Moore, Chico, CA; 10V, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ; 9C, Roger Campbell, Clyde, OH; 2MM, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA;

D main, (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. 35V, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (3); 2. 81, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH, (1); 3. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, (4); 4. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA, (2); 5. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, (8); / 6. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, (6); 7. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, (5); 8. 99G, Skylar Gee, Leduc, Alb., Can. (9); 9. 5J, Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, (13); 10. 70, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, S.D., (11); 11. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK, (10); 12. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK, (7); 13. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, (12); 14. 9N, Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND, (18); 15. 19 Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, (17); 16. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, (14); 17. 9X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO, (24); 18. 8H, Jason Kendrick, Perth, WA, Aust., (16); 19. 9Z, Jared Goerges, Brainerd, MN, (20); 20. 19L, Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI, (22); 21. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA, (15); 22. 83C, Adam Cruea, Troy, OH, (23); 23. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Norfolk, NE, (21); 24. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, (19); DNS: 23W, Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN; 26, Taylor Malsam, Seattle, WA;

C main, (started), 15 Laps, 4:12.0: 1. 3, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust. (4); 2. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, (2); 3. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, (1); 4. 17, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, (6); / 5. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, (8); 6. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (7); 7. 12N, Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH, (3); 8. 71, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL, (13); 9. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN, (5); 10. 1Z, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH, (12); 11. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, (16); 12. 35V, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (20); 13. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (10); 14. 3G, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA, (11); 15. 53, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, (14); 16. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, (19); 17. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (17); 18. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, (24); 19. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA, (23); 20. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Maroochydore, QLD, Aust. (18); 21. 1X, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, (15); 22. 81, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH, (21); 23. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, (22); 24. 00, Dane Lorenc, Lancaster, NY, (9); DNS: 1, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can.

B main, (started), 22 Laps, NT: 1. 7s, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN, (3); 2. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, (8); 3. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (14); 4. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, (2); / 5. 24W, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA, (5); 6. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, (11); 7. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, (1); 8. 14B, Christopher Bell, Norman, OK, (6); 9. 29, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, (7); 10. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, (4); 11. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, (15); 12. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, (17); 13. 51, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, (19); 14. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (22); 15. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA, (18); 16. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, (10); 17. 93, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, (13); 18. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, S.D., (9); 19. 17, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, (24); 20. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, (20); 21. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, (23); 22. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, (12); 23. 3, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust., (21); 24. 3S, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (16);

A main, (started), 50 Laps, NT: 1. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. (2); 2. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, (9); 3. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (4); 4. 2, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, (10); 5. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, (3); 6. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, (5); 7. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, (19); 8. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, (14); 9. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, (7); 10. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (15); 11. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, (17); 12. 13JT, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, N.D. (13); 13. 4, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, (12); 14. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (23); 15. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, (6); 16. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN, (21); 17. 5H, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, (20); 18. 44, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, (24); 19. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, CA, (8); 20. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, (18); 21. 5, David Gravel, Watertown, CT, (1); 22. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, (11); 23. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, (16); 24. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, (22); Lap Leaders: Gravel 1-22, Schatz 23-50; Hard Charger: Reutzel

 

 

Brian Brown Clinches 16th Annual Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Title Heading Into Knoxville Nationals Championship Night!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 12, 2017 – A strong week by Grain Valley, Missouri’s Brian Brown has clinched the 16th Annual Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” championship for him. This is the second time Brian has won the title. His first came in 2014. Second place is up for grabs, as Pennsylvania’s Greg Hodnett leads Ian Madsen and Brad Sweet. All three drivers are locked into Saturday night’s 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals championship and are only separated by 37 points!

Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings after seven of nine nights…

1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 241 points; 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 229 points; 3. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 195; 4. Brad Sweet, California, 192; 5. Thomas Kennedy, Manitoba, 190; 6. Trey Starks, Washington, 185; 7. Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 172; 8. Dominic Scelzi, California, 171; 9. Cory Eliason, California, 164; 10. Dusty Zomer, South Dakota, 154.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Those seeking information on the two participating tracks are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

Jason Johnson Wins Feature and World Challenge Friday on FVP Night at the 57th Annual Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s General Stores!

Schuchart, Reutzel, Eliason Also Lock Themselves into Finale!

by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 11, 2017) – Like an Iowa cyclone, Jason Johnson ambushed the competition Friday at Knoxville Raceway on FVP Night at the 57th Annual Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. Not only did the Eunice, Louisiana native claim the feature event over 72 cars to lock himself into Saturday night’s $150,000 finale, but he also claimed the Speed Sport World Challenge worth $10,000. The top four finishers claimed spots 17-20 in Saturday’s championship event. Joining Johnson were Logan Schuchart, Aaron Reutzel and Cory Eliason.

Jacob Allen led early in the 25-lap main event ahead of Johnson and Reutzel early. Johnson would waste little time taking the lead as he showed the way on lap two. Meanwhile, Joey Saldana rolled into the top three on the same circuit. Lynton Jeffrey, who had won the first of two B mains, had climbed to ninth in four laps before tipping over in turn three. He was uninjured.

Johnson pulled away on the restart, as Reutzel shot by Saldana for fourth on lap seven. Schuchart was making gains on the low side of the track and grabbed fourth two laps later. Eliason moved into the top five by lap ten. Schuchart’s mastery of the low groove continued, as he shot from fourth to second on lap 12. His teammate, Allen was running third on lap 17 when he hopped the infield berm allowing Reutzel and Eliason to move into the third and fourth lock-in spots for Saturday.

The top four would remain the same to the checkers. Chad Kemenah, who won the second B main, finished fifth, and Spencer Bayston, Sheldon Haudenschild, Brooke Tatnell, Tim Kaeding and Sammy Swindell rounded out the top ten. Allen and Johnson set quick times in their respective groups, and Sheldon Haudenschild, Tatnell, Saldana, Johnson, Swindell and Kraig Kinser won heats. Aussie Jason Kendrick took the C main. Jake Bubak and Matt Moro were heat flip victims on a rough night for crashes. Five cars turned over in the first B main, including Kendrick, Tayler Malsam, Dustin Selvage, RJ Johnson and Rager Phillips. Fortunately, no one was injured.

“Last night definitely didn’t pan out the way we’d been looking for,” said Johnson in Victory Lane. “It was phenomenal job that David (Gravel) did (Thursday) getting full points. It kind of inspired me really. In our own way, we kind of did the same thing tonight. The guys gave me a fast race car. Hats off to the JJR/Marshall team. How cool would it be if we battled from the back and beat those guys (tomorrow night)?”

Speed Sport World Challenge

James McFadden used a strong low groove to take the early lead in the 20-lap Speed Sport World Challenge. Thomas Kennedy settled into second, ahead of Jason Johnson, Dominic Scelzi and Lynton Jeffrey.

Kennedy’s second place run would come to an end on lap five, when he stopped in turn one. Jason assumed the second spot for a restart that saw a four-wide battle for position behind the leaders. On lap seven, Johnson would shoot by the 2016-17 Australian World Series Sprintcars champion for the lead. A fifth running Brooke Tatnell would exit on lap ten.

Johnson would pull away, but with two laps to go, he was slowed in heavy traffic. McFadden gained within three car lengths, but came up short in his bid to pass the leader. Brad Sweet ened up third, ahead of Scelzi and Brian Brown. Jeffrey, Ian Madsen, Greg Hodnett, Schuchart and Shane Stewart completed the top ten.

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(Saturday’s Lineups Below)

410 Results

Time Trials, Group 1, (Qualifying Order), 1 lap: 1. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (27), 15.691; 2. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (13), 16.002; 3. 51, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (28), 16.002; 4. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (21), 16.012; 5. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (6), 16.059; 6. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (16), 16.074; 7. 93, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (3), 16.083; 8. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (35), 16.126; 9. 1, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (30), 16.157; 10. 00, Dane Lorenc, Lancaster, NY (23), 16.159; 11. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (31), 16.181; 12. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (2), 16.221; 13. 99G, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (1), 16.233; 14. 81, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH (10), 16.245; 15. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.259; 16. 4X, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (26), 16.264; 17. 3G, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (11), 16.272; 18. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (36), 16.277; 19. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Maroochydore, QLD, Aust. (12), 16.312; 20. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (17), 16.335; 21. 53, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (20), 16.341; 22. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (14), 16.361; 23. 35V, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Au (34), 16.374; 24. 70, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (25), 16.380; 25. 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (29), 16.387; 26. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (32), 16.430; 27. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (33), 16.530; 28. 5J, Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI (15), 16.532; 29. 9X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (9), 16.541; 30. 26, Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA (5), 16.578; 31. 13, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (24), 16.595; 32. 8H, Jason Kendrick, Perth, WA, Aust. (8), 16.597; 33. 9Z, Jared Goerges, Brainerd, MN (4), 16.807; 34. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Norfolk, NE (19), 16.907; 35. 9C, Roger Campbell, Clyde, OH (22), 17.044; 36. 1P, Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO (7), 17.102;

Time Trials Group 2, (Qualifying Order), 1 lap: 1. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (3), 15.872; 2. 17, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (15), 16.002; 3. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (30), 16.085; 4. 71, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (28), 16.156; 5. 2MM, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (14), 16.170; 6. 5H, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (22), 16.196; 7. 12N, Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH (31), 16.206; 8. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (7), 16.232; 9. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (10), 16.250; 10. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (23), 16.271; 11. 3S, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (8), 16.274; 12. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (36), 16.298; 13. 1Z, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH (33), 16.305; 14. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (21), 16.306; 15. 3, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust. (11), 16.317; 16. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (1), 16.324; 17. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (2), 16.393; 18. 1X, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (20), 16.400; 19. 67X, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (24), 16.425; 20. 9N, Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND (4), 16.458; 21. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (25), 16.487; 22. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (17), 16.491; 23. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (5), 16.566; 24. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (13), 16.579; 25. 17M, Max McGhee, Camby, IN (6), 16.580; 26. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (26), 16.627; 27. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (19), 16.701; 28. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (12), 16.827; 29. 19L, Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI (35), 16.862; 30. X1, Mason Moore, Chico, CA (18),

16.931; 31. 12W, Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI (16), 16.938; 32. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (9), 16.974; 33. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (34), 17.317; 34. 23W, Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN (32), 17.388; 35. 10V, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (29), 17.600; 36. 83C, Adam Cruea, Troy, OH (27), 17.667;

Group 1 Heat one, (started), 8 Laps, 2:13.5: 1. Sheldon Haudenschild (2); 2. Dane Lorenc (1); 3. Jacob Allen (4); / 4. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 5. Jordyn Brazier (7); 6. Skylar Gee (5); 7. Jeremy Schultz (10); 8. Seth Brahmer (12); 9. Dustin Selvage (9); 10. RJ Johnson (8); 11. Clyde Knipp (11); 12. Dakota Hendrickson (6);

Group 1 Heat two, (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Brooke Tatnell (1); 2. Logan Schuchart (2); 3. Aaron Reutzel (4); / 4. Jamie Veal (8); 5. Bill Balog (3); 6. Greg Wilson (7); 7. Carson Macedo (6); 8. Sawyer Phillips (9); 9. Lee Jacobs (5); 10. Jason Kendrick (11); 11. Roger Campbell (12); 12. Jake Bubak (10);

Group 1 Heat three, (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.1: 1. Joey Saldana (4); 2. Brady Bacon (1); 3. Spencer Bayston (3); / 4. Thomas Kennedy (2); 5. Scott Bogucki (6); 6. Rager Phillips (5); 7. Jack Dover (7); 8. Clint Garner (8); 9. Tayler Malsam (10); 10. Jared Goerges (11); 11. Chase Wanner (9); 12. Curtis Evans (12);

Group 2 Heat one, (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Jason Johnson (4); 2. Tim Kaeding (1); 3. Cole Duncan (2); / 4. Kevin Thomas Jr. (3); 5. Josh Baughman (6); 6. Dale Blaney (5); 7. Bobby Mincer (10); 8. Chase Johnson (8); 9. Scott Winters (12); 10. Max McGhee (9); 11. Josh Walter (11); 12. Parker Price-Miller (7);

Group 2 Heat two, (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.7: 1. Sammy Swindell (1); 2. Jeff Swindell (2); 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (6); / 4. Jac Haudenschild (4); 5. Wade Nygaard (7); 6. Davey Heskin (9); 7. Danny Lasoski (8); 8. Harli White (5); 9. Todd King (10); 10. Kyle Reinhardt (12); 11. Paige Polyak (11); 12. Matt Moro (3);

Group 2 Heat three, (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.4: 1. Kraig Kinser (1); 2. Brent Marks (2); 3. Cory Eliason (3); / 4. Chad Kemenah (4); 5. James McFadden (5); 6. Josh Schneiderman (7); 7. Don Droud Jr. (6); 8. Tasker Phillips (9); 9. Chris Martin (8); 10. Matt Covington (11); 11. Adam Cruea (12); 12. Mason Moore (10);

C Main, (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Jason Kendrick (3); 2. Paige Polyak (4); 3. Matt Covington (6); 4. Scott Winters (8); / 5. Kyle Reinhardt (10); 6. Seth Brahmer (7); 7. Jared Goerges (5); 8. Josh Walter (2); 9. Adam Cruea (11); 10. Clyde Knipp (1); 11. Curtis Evans (9); 12. Roger Campbell (12); 13. Jake Bubak (13); 14. Matt Moro (14); DNS; Roger Campbell, Jake Bubak, Matt Moro,

B main one, (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 2. Bill Balog (2); 3. Scott Bogucki (7); / 4. Carson Macedo (8); 5. Thomas Kennedy (3); 6. Jack Dover (12); 7. Greg Wilson (9); 8. Jordyn Brazier (10); 9. Lee Jacobs (5); 10. Jamie Veal (14); 11. Sawyer Phillips (15); 12. Matt Covington (21); 13. Skylar Gee (4); 14. Clint Garner (13); 15. Jeremy Schultz (17); 16. Chase Wanner (18); 17. Jason Kendrick (19); 18. Tayler Malsam (20); 19. Dustin Selvage (16); 20. RJ Johnson (11); 21. Rager Phillips (6); 22. Dakota Hendrickson (7); DNS; Dakota Hendrickson,

B main two, (started), 12 Laps, 3:25.3: 1. Chad Kemenah (2); 2. Jac Haudenschild (1); 3. James McFadden (6); / 4. Dale Blaney (4); 5. Kevin Thomas Jr. (3); 6. Don Droud Jr. (8); 7. Josh Baughman (7); 8. Josh Schneiderman (9); 9. Chase Johnson (12); 10. Danny Lasoski (11); 11. Tasker Phillips (15); 12. Davey Heskin (16); 13. Harli White (5); 14. Chris Martin (14); 15. Bobby Mincer (18); 16. Scott Winters (20); 17. Paige Polyak (19); 18. Wade Nygaard (10); 19. Todd King (17); 20. Max McGhee (13); 21. Parker Price-Miller (9); DNS; Parker Price-Miller, Mason Moore

A main, (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Jason Johnson (2); 2. Logan Schuchart (11); 3. Aaron Reutzel (3); 4. Cory Eliason (4); / 5. Chad Kemenah (20); 6. Spencer Bayston (7); 7. Sheldon Haudenschild (9); 8. Brooke Tatnell (15); 9. Tim Kaeding (12); 10. Sammy Swindell (14); 11. Kraig Kinser (16); 12. Jacob Allen (1); 13. Joey Saldana (5); 14. Brent Marks (10); 15. Bill Balog (21); 16. Brady Bacon (17); 17. Cole Duncan (6); 18. James McFadden (24); 19. Jeff Swindell (8); 20. Jac Haudenschild (22); 21. Scott Bogucki (23); 22. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (18); 23. Dane Lorenc (13); 24. Lynton Jeffrey (19); Lap Leaders: Allen 1, Johnson 2-25; Hard Charger: Kemenah

Speed Sport World Challenge, (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Jason Johnson (4); 2. James McFadden (1); 3. Brad Sweet (14); 4. Dominic Scelzi (6); 5. Brian Brown (12); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 7. Ian Madsen (8); 8. Greg Hodnett (10); 9. Logan Schuchart (22); 10. Shane Stewart (9); 11. Kerry Madsen (13); 12. Jamie Veal (23); 13. Carson Macedo (16); 14. Terry McCarl (11); 15. Lucas Wolfe (7); 16. Skylar Gee (20); 17. Harli White (17); 18. Jason Kendrick (19); 19. Brooke Tatnell (5); 20. Jordyn Brazier (15); 21. Thomas Kennedy (2); 22. Scott Bogucki (21); 23. Cory Eliason (18); Lap Leaders: McFadden 1-6, Johnson 7-20. Hard-charger: Schuchart.

57th 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store Feature Tentative Lineups:

A-Main

1. 5 David Gravel

2. 15 Donny Schatz

3. 49 Brad Sweet

4. 2M Kerry Madsen

5. 21 Brian Brown

6. 24 Terry McCarl

7. 9 Daryn Pittman

8. 27 Greg Hodnett

9. 57 Kyle Larson

10. 2 Shane Stewart

11. 2KS Austin McCarl

12. 4 Paul McMahan

13. 13JT Mark Dobmeier

14. 24R Rico Abreu

15. 18 Ian Madsen

16. 2C Wayne Johnson

17. 41 Jason Johnson

18. 1S Logan Schuchart

19. 87 Aaron Reutzel

20. 5H Cory Eliason

B-Main (Top 4 transfer)

1. 83 Justin Henderson

2. 44S Trey Starks

3. 7S Jason Sides

4. 82 Dusty Zomer

5. 24W Lucas Wolfe

6. 14B Christopher Bell

7. 29 Danny Dietrich

8. 49X Tim Shaffer

9. 09 Matt Juhl

10. 41S Dominic Scelzi

11. 10H Chad Kemenah

12. 39 Spencer Bayston

13. 93 Sheldon Haudenschild

14. 55 Brooke Tatnell

15. 3K Tim Kaeding

16. 3S Sammy Swindell

17. 11K Kraig Kinser

18. 1A Jacob Allen

19. 51 Joey Saldana

20. 19 Brent Marks

C-Main (Top 4 transfer)

1. 17B Bill Balog

2. 99 Brady Bacon

3. 12N Cole Duncan

4. 3 James McFadden

5. 94 Jeff Swindell

6. 17 Jac Haudenschild

7. 84 Scott Bogucki

8. 15H Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

9. 00 Dane Lorenc

10. 12 Lynton Jeffrey

11. 3G Carson Macedo

12. 1Z Dale Blaney

13. 1 Thomas Kennedy

14. 71 Kevin Thomas, Jr.

15. 53 Jack Dover

16. 1X Don Droud, Jr.

17. W20 Greg Wilson

18. 17X Josh Baughman

19. 21AU Jordyn Braizer

20. 49J Josh Schneiderman

D-Main (Top 4 transfer)

1. 81 Lee Jacobs

2. 68 Chase Johnson

3. 35V Jamie Veal

4. 1M Danny Lasoski

5. 3P Sawyer Phillips

6. 7W Tasker Phillips

7. 95 Matt Covington

8. 56N Davey Heskin

9. 99G Skylar Gee

10. 17W Harli White

11. 70 Clint Garner

12. 44 Chris Martin

13. 5J Jeremy Schultz

14. 15M Bobby Mincer

15. 85 Chase Wanner

16. 23W Scott Winters

17. 8H Jason Kendrick

18. 19P Paige Polyak

19. 26 Tayler Malsam

20. 9N Wade Nygaard

E-Main (Top 4 transfer)

1. 1B Dustin Selvage

2. 19L Todd King

3. 71A R.J. Johnson

4. 17M Max McGhee

5. 22 Rager Phillips

6. 67X Parker Price-Miller

7. 4X Dakota Hendrickson

8. X1 Mason Moore

9. 10V Kyle Reinhardt

10. 13V Seth Brahmer

11. 9Z Jared Goerges

12. 12W Josh Walter

13. 83C Adam Cruea

14. 13 Clyde Knipp

15. 1P Curtis Evans

16. 9C Roger Campbell

17. 9X Jake Bubak

18. 2MM Matt Moro

 

 

Brian Brown Takes Commanding Lead in 16th Annual Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 10, 2017 – Brian Brown’s second place finish on Thursday at the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores has given him a commanding lead going into the last two nights of competition. Greg Hodnett remains in second place, ahead of Trey Starks, Tim Shaffer and Thomas Kennedy heading into Friday’s FVP Night at the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals.

Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings after seven of nine nights…

1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 241 points; 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 186 points; 3. Trey Starks, Washington, 185; 4. Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 172 points; 5. Thomas Kennedy, 160 Points; 6. Dusty Zomer, South Dakota, 154 points; 7. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 151 points; 8. Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 146 points: 9. Brad Sweet, California, 144 points; 10. Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 140 points.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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David Gravel is Perfect on Toyota Night #2 at the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores!

by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 10, 2017) – David Gravel swept Toyota Night #2 at the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores Thursday night at Knoxville Raceway. After setting quick time, the Watertown, Connecticut native won his heat and the feature after starting eighth in both events aboard the CJB Motorsports #5. It was the first time for a perfect 500-point score since Steve Kinser did it in 1992. The win was Gravel’s second in his career at Knoxville, paid him $12,000 and set him up on the pole of Saturday’s night’s $150,000 to win championship event.

Disaster befell Knoxville Nationals defending champion, Jason Johnson before a circuit could be completed in the 25-lap main event. After getting sideways, he collected the machine of Dominic Scelzi. Scelzi would restart at the tail after repairs, but Johnson would not be as lucky.

Once the green fell again, pole-sitter, Mark Dobmeier, showed the way, ahead of Brooke Tatnell and Wayne Johnson. Gravel entered the top four on the second lap, and claimed third from Wayne Johnson on lap four. Brian Brown would drive from sixth to fourth on laps six and seven.

Gravel used the low side to shoot by Tatnell for second on lap eight, as Dobmeier entered lapped traffic. Tatnell’s great third place run would derail on lap ten with a blown right rear. The caution negated a Gravel pass of Dobmeier for the lead in turn two.

Dobmeier would pull away in clean air on the restart, while Brown challenged Gravel for the second spot, taking it briefly. The leaders entered lapped traffic again on lap 18, and Gravel slid under Dobmeier in heavy lapped traffic on lap 19 to take the lead for good.

Gravel pulled away to victory, while Brown took second with two laps to go. Dobmeier, Ian Madsen and Daryn Pittman followed. Wayne Johnson, Terry McCarl, Danny Dietrich, Spencer Bayston and hard-charger, Rico Abreu completed the top ten. Joining Gravel as heat winners, were Chris Martin, Thomas Kennedy, Dale Blaney and Josh Baughman. Abreu won the B main, while Lee Jacobs took the C.

Gravel will start Saturday night’s main event alongside Donny Schatz. They will be joined in order by Brad Sweet, Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown, Terry McCarl, Daryn Pittman, Greg Hodnett, Kyle Larson, Shane Stewart, Austin McCarl, Paul McMahan, Mark Dobmeier, Rico Abreu, Ian Madsen and Wayne Johnson.

Tradition dictates that the ten drivers locking into Saturday’s B main will stay put instead of taking the option of starting over with the remaining field on Friday. That was the case again this year. Those drivers included Justin Henderson, who will be on the pole, Trey Starks, Jason Sides, Dusty Zomer, Lucas Wolfe, Christopher Bell, Danny Dietrich, Tim Shaffer, Matt Juhl and Dominic Scelzi.

“I did get the lead (on lap 10), but the yellow came out,” said Gravel in Victory Lane. “I knew Mark would be good in open track. I was just going to run behind him until we hit traffic and run the bottom. I was lucky I got back by Brian. I made the mistake of running down the track, but the top was the fastest way around. I’m in a zone right now. Little holes look big. Like Kyle Larson said, I’ve never driven a sprint car this good. Hopefully, Saturday, we can duke it out. I’m happy to be in the books. Hopefully, we have something for them Saturday.”

“I’m just proud to be standing here,” said Brown. “I could have named you five or six times throughout this night I should be on the hook. From the C main last year to here we are now…we’ve just wanted an opportunity to win the Knoxville Nationals and we’ve put ourselves in position. Congratulations to David and his team. I never thought we’d see a perfect score again in my lifetime. The exciting part is we have the World Challenge tomorrow to work on things.”

“He showed speed all night long,” said Dobmeier of Gravel. “He had it from the word go. The lapped cars held me up a bit. In the end, I think I was a little too patient with them. I needed to try the bottom in one and two. That’s where I lost the race. Tonight it bit me. We’ve only hit two weekly shows here, and we’ve definitely stepped our big track program up.”

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(Lineups, Points and Speed Sport World Challenge Starting Grid Below)

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 5, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (8), 15.072; 2. 83, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (2), 15.185; 3. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (6), 15.291; 4. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (13), 15.377; 5. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (1), 15.493; 6. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (18), 15.500; 7. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (23), 15.520; 8. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (12), 15.543; 9. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (37), 15.566; 10. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (19), 15.575; 11. 81, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH (3), 15.589; 12. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (7), 15.606; 13. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (20), 15.626; 14. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (24), 15.638; 15. 13JT, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (30), 15.640; 16. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (29), 15.649; 17. 3S, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (40), 15.667; 18. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (39), 15.721; 19. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (21), 15.722; 20. 3, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust. (36), 15.759; 21. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (14), 15.781; 22. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (35), 15.785; 23. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (32), 15.790; 24. 1X, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (4), 15.791; 25. 29, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (22), 15.795; 26. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (33), 15.808; 27. 10V, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (10), 15.811; 28. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (42), 15.832; 29. 12N, Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH (43), 15.850; 30. 9Z, Jared Goerges, Brainerd, MN (9), 15.894; 31. 53, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (11), 15.906; 32. 17M, Max McGhee, Camby, IN (5), 15.947; 33. 1, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (31), 16.019; 34. 1Z, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH (41), 16.022; 35. X1, Mason Moore, Chico, CA (16), 16.047; 36. 00, Dane Lorenc, Lancaster, NY (28), 16.057; 37. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (26), 16.067; 38. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (50), 16.112; 39. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (46), 16.117; 40. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (15), 16.133; 41. 99G, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (25), 16.215; 42. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Norfolk, NE (44), 16.280; 43. 9N, Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND (34), 16.284; 44. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (17), 16.288; 45. 5J, Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI (49), 16.325; 46. 23W, Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN (38), 16.424; 47. 13, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (48), 16.470; 48. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (51), 16.496; 49. 19L, Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI (47), 16.709; 50. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (53), 17.190; 51. 9C, Roger Campbell, Clyde, OH (52), 17.346; DQ (Nose Wing) 52. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (27), 15.809; 53. 35V, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (45), NT.

Heat one (started), 10 Laps, 2:42.3: 1. David Gravel (8); 2. Jack Dover (2); 3. Ian Madsen (5); 4. Spencer Bayston (3); / 5. Jacob Allen (4); 6. Dane Lorenc (1); 7. Trey Starks (7); 8. Skylar Gee (9); / 9. Lee Jacobs (6); 10. Scott Winters (10);

Heat two (started), 10 Laps, 2:46.7: 1. Chris Martin (1); 2. Dominic Scelzi (4); 3. Daryn Pittman (7); 4. Kyle Reinhardt (3); / 5. Sammy Swindell (5); 6. Justin Henderson (8); 7. Tasker Phillips (6); 8. Seth Brahmer (9); / 9. Max McGhee (2); 10. Clyde Knipp (10);

Heat three (started), 10 Laps, 2:49.7: 1. Thomas Kennedy (2); 2. Tim Kaeding (1); 3. Terry McCarl (8); 4. Wayne Johnson (6); / 5. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4); 6. Jason Sides (7); 7. Chad Kemenah (5); 8. Josh Schneiderman (3); / 9. Greg Wilson (10); 10. Wade Nygaard (9);

Heat four (started), 10 Laps, 2:43.9: 1. Dale Blaney (2); 2. Kraig Kinser (1); 3. Brian Brown (8); 4. Jason Johnson (7); / 5. Don Droud Jr. (4); 6. Cole Duncan (3); 7. Bobby Mincer (9); 8. RJ Johnson (5); / 9. Paige Polyak (6); 10. Todd King (10);

Heat five (started), 10 Laps, 2:45.0: 1. Josh Baughman (1); 2. Danny Dietrich (4); 3. Mark Dobmeier (6); 4. Brooke Tatnell (7); / 5. Rico Abreu (8); 6. Mason Moore (2); 7. James McFadden (5); 8. Jeremy Schultz (9); / 9. Jared Goerges (3); DNS 10. Jeff Swindell (10);

C main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Lee Jacobs (1); 2. Paige Polyak (2); 3. Greg Wilson (6); 4. Wade Nygaard (5); / 5. Todd King (8); 6. Clyde Knipp (7); 7. Jared Goerges (3); 8. Roger Campbell (9); 9. Max McGhee (4); DNS 10. Scott Winters (10); 11. Jeff Swindell (11); 12. Brent Marks (12); 13. Jamie Veal (13);

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Rico Abreu (2); 2. Justin Henderson (1); 3. Trey Starks (3); 4. Jason Sides (4); / 5. James McFadden (9); 6. Chad Kemenah (7); 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (11); 8. Tasker Phillips (5); 9. Don Droud Jr. (12); 10. Josh Schneiderman (13); 11. Cole Duncan (14); 12. Skylar Gee (17); 13. Paige Polyak (22); 14. RJ Johnson (8); 15. Jeremy Schultz (20); 16. Lee Jacobs (21); 17. Mason Moore (15); 18. Greg Wilson (23); 19. Bobby Mincer (19); 20. Wade Nygaard (24); 21. Jacob Allen (10); 22. Seth Brahmer (18); 23. Dane Lorenc (16); 24. Sammy Swindell (6);

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. David Gravel (8); 2. Brian Brown (6); 3. Mark Dobmeier (1); 4. Ian Madsen (9); 5. Daryn Pittman (5); 6. Wayne Johnson (2); 7. Terry McCarl (7); 8. Danny Dietrich (11); 9. Spencer Bayston (12); 10. Rico Abreu (21); 11. Tim Kaeding (18); 12. Josh Baughman (20); 13. Trey Starks (23); 14. Dominic Scelzi (10); 15. Jason Sides (24); 16. Justin Henderson (22); 17. Jack Dover (14); 18. Kyle Reinhardt (13); 19. Thomas Kennedy (15); 20. Kraig Kinser (19); 21. Chris Martin (17); 22. Dale Blaney (16); 23. Brooke Tatnell (3); 24. Jason Johnson (4); Lap Leaders: Dobmeier 1-18, Gravel 19-25; Hard Charger: Abreu

Combined Event Points for the 57th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store

A-Main Lock-ins:

1. 5, David Gravel, 500

2. 15, Donny Schatz, 492

3. 49, Brad Sweet, 489

4. 2M, Kerry Madsen, 487

5. 21, Brian Brown, 486

6. 24, Terry McCarl, 478

7. 9, Daryn Pittman, 474

8. 27, Greg Hodnett, 472

9. 57, Kyle Larson, 469

10. 2, Shane Stewart, 469

11. 2KS, Austin McCarl, 466

12. 4, Paul McMahan, 463

13. 13JT, Mark Dobmeier, 462

14. 24R, Rico Abreu, 462

15. 18, Ian Madsen, 458

16. 2C, Wayne Johnson, 457

B-Main Lock-ins:

17. 83, Justin Henderson, 453

18. 44S, Trey Starks, 448

19. 7X, Jason Sides, 443

20. 82, Dusty Zomer, 438

21. 24W, Lucas Wolfe, 438

22. 14B, Christopher Bell, 437

23. 29, Danny Dietrich, 435

24. 49X, Tim Shaffer, 435

25. 09, Matt Juhl, 429

26. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, 429

Remainder of combined point standings:

27. 55, Brooke Tatnell, 429

28. 41, Jason Johnson, 429

29. 68, Chase Johnson, 427

30. 39, Spencer Bayston, 425

31. 1M, Danny Lasoski, 424

32. 2MM, Matt Moro, 416

33. 17B, Bill Balog, 414

34. 71, Kevin Thomas, Jr., 414

35. 67X, Parker Price-Miller, 413

36. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, 407

37. 53, Jack Dover, 405

38. 10V, Kyle Reinhardt, 405

39. 3K, Tim Kaeding, 403

40. 17X, Josh Baughman, 400

41. 1, Thomas Kennedy, 400

42. 17, Jac Haudenschild, 400

43. 93, Sheldon Haudenschild, 400

44. 7W, Tasker Phillips, 396

45. 1B, Dustin Selvage, 395

46. 1Z, Dale Blaney, 392

47. 44, Chris Martin, 388

48. 10H, Chad Kemenah, 388

49. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, 388

50. 22, Rager Phillips, 388

51. 3G, Carson Macedo, 387

52. 9X, Jake Bubak, 386

53. 3, James McFadden, 386

54. 56N, Davey Heskin, 386

55. 20, AJ Moeller, 385

56. 11K, Kraig Kinser, 383

57. 15H, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 382

58. 17W, Harli White, 380

59. 51, Joey Saldana, 380

60. 1X, Don Droud, Jr., 376

61. 19P, Paige Polyak, 376

62. 81, Lee Jacobs, 376

63. 5H, Cory Eliason, 369

64. 71A, R.J. Johnson, 367

65. 70, Clint Garner, 363

66. 99, Brady Bacon, 363

67. 3S, Sammy Swindell, 360

68. 12N, Cole Duncan, 359

69. 1A, Jacob Allen, 358

70. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, 357

71. 26, Tayler Malsam, 338

72. 8H, Jason Kendrick, 335

73. X1, Mason Moore, 335

74. 95, Matt Covington, 332

75. 4X, Dakota Hendrickson, 330

76. 87, Aaron Reutzel, 328

77. 99G, Skylar Gee, 327

78. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, 326

79. 00, Dane Lorenc, 321

80. 5J, Jeremy Schultz, 313

81. 15M, Bobby Mincer, 310

82. 12W, Josh Walter, 309

83. 84, Scott Bogucki, 309

84. 1P, Curtis Evans, 306

85. 9Z, Jared Goerges, 306

86. 13V, Seth Brahmer, 305

87. 83C, Adam Cruea, 302

88. 9N, Wade Nygaard, 301

89. W20, Greg Wilson, 298

90. 17M, Max McGhee, 298

91. 85, Chase Wanner, 291

92. 13, Clyde Knipp, 271

93. 19L, Todd King, 269

94. 1S, Logan Schuchart, 269

95. 10, Tyler Bear, 265

96. 23W, Scott Winters, 265

97. 94, Jeff Swindell, 255

98. 9C, Roger Campbell, 236

99. 19, Brent Marks, 223

100. 35V, Jamie Veal, 216

SPEED SPORT World Challenge Lineup:

Carson Macedo 387 - Thomas Kennedy 400

Lynton Jeffrey 407 - Brooke Tatnell 429

Jason Johnson 429 - Dominic Scelzi 429

Lucas Wolfe 438 - Ian Madsen 458

Shane Stewart 469 - Greg Hodnett 472

Terry McCarl 478 - Brian Brown 486

Kerry Madsen 487 - Brad Sweet 500

James McFadden 386 - Harli White 380

Corey Eliason 369 - Jason Kendrick 335

Skylar Gee 327 - Scott Bogucki 309

Logan Schuchart 269 - Jamie Veal 216

 

 

Kyle Larson Races to Brandt Professional Agriculture Night #1 of the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores!

Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet Lead in Points

by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 9, 2017) – Kyle Larson led wire to wire on Brandt Professional Agriculture Night #1 of the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores at the Knoxville Raceway Saaturday. The Elk Grove, California native guided Paul Silva’s #57 flawlessly through traffic to claim his third career feature win and $12,000 at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World.” Donny Schatz emerged atop the all-important point standings earning 492. He was followed by Brad Sweet (489), Kerry Madsen (487), Greg Hodnett (472), Larson (469) and Shane Stewart (469).

Larson grabbed the lap one lead from Austin McCarl, who had gotten the jump at the green. Greg Hodnett settled into second in the 25-lapper, ahead of Paul McMahan and Donny Schatz. Schatz used the low side of the track to gain fourth on lap two. Parker Price-Miller came to a stop when his nose wing came askew three laps in.

Larson pulled away again, while Kerry Madsen moved into the top five. Schatz drove by Hodnett to take third on lap five, and Madsen followed him into fourth. The leaders entered lapped traffic on the tenth circuit, and McCarl, Schatz and Madsen battled for several laps in second, third and fourth. Schatz would clear the group on lap 14 and continue his pursuit of the leader. Hodnett would shoot under Madsen for fourth on lap 14, and slid by McCarl for third on lap 17.

Larson would maintain his advantage to the checkers, followed by Schatz, Hodnett, Brad Sweet and McCarl. Madsen, Shane Stewart, Paul McMahan, Christopher Bell and Bill Balog completed the top ten. Madsen set quick time on the night at 14.886. Kevin Thomas Jr., Jac Haudenschild, Matt Moro, Schatz and Bill Balog were heat winners. Lucas Wolfe won the B main.

“I definitely have to have the conversation with him, that’s for sure!” said Larson in Victory Lane as the crowd roared, in reference to his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series owner, Chip Ganassi, and his ability to make it back from practice in Michigan for Saturday’s championship in Knoxville. “I’ve never been this good in a sprint car in my career. To win a prelim night here with Paul Silva is amazing. Our car was really good the whole feature. We were a little loose on the bottom, and I felt we moved up at the right time. I’m super-happy to win! I’m nervous about the phone call. Hopefully, (Chip) is listening and knows how much I appreciate everything he allows me to do racing sprint cars. If we can race Saturday night, that will be a dream come true. To win here Saturday…I feel like we have a great shot. In the Cup stuff, those are the best group of guys to work with. I feel like we have a great shot (at a championship). I feel fast, and I’m having fun. It would be a lot of fun to get done practicing Saturday and know I’m racing here.”

“We tried something there to see if we may be a little better,” said Schatz. “We may have been a little worse. You have to do that. We got ourselves in a good spot in the heat race and qualified o.k. You have to finish good and we did. Kyle was really good there. When the racetrack changed, he got up on it. We were just a little free, but my hat’s off to this race team. They do incredible things together. They work hard together. Racing is one of them games where we argue, enjoy it, and do everything together.”

“I’ve been running the bottom pretty well, but it went away from me there,” said Hodnett. “I had to move back up to the top, and I think I held my own and didn’t lose a whole lot. We’re still trying to figure it out, but the guys are doing a great job on the car. We’ve got a great fan base here, and a great racetrack. There are two lanes here, and you can’t ask for anything better. I appreciate all the effort that Knoxville puts into this. We’re very fortunate to be able to come here.”

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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (1), 14.886; 2. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (18), 14.986; 3. 24W, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA (2), 15.026; 4. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (14), 15.042; 5. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (3), 15.070; 6. 2, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (38), 15.073; 7. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (7), 15.110; 8. 4, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (43), 15.160; 9. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (33), 15.163; 10. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA (40), 15.227; 11. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (17), 15.252; 12. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (22), 15.286; 13. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (4), 15.298; 14. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (16), 15.307; 15. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (37), 15.309; 16. 93, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (29), 15.317; 17. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (46), 15.329; 18. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Maroochydore, QLD, Aust. (10), 15.380; 19. 51, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (31), 15.381; 20. 14B, Christopher Bell, Norman, OK (36), 15.384; 21. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (21), 15.385; 22. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (24), 15.389; 23. 2MM, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (13), 15.403; 24. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (35), 15.408; 25. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (19), 15.410; 26. 70, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (48), 15.413; 27. 5H, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (45), 15.429; 28. 67X, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (30), 15.461; 29. 26, Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA (8), 15.471; 30. 4X, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (26), 15.474; 31. 71, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (27), 15.481; 32. 17, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (39), 15.497; 33. 9X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (6), 15.512; 34. 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (42), 15.521; 35. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (25), 15.532; 36. 8H, Jason Kendrick, Perth, WA, Aust. (12), 15.616; 37. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (20), 15.625; 38. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (23), 15.671; 39. 3G, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (47), 15.674; 40. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (28), 15.754; 41. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (44), 15.801; 42. 1P, Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO (32), 15.878; 43. 83C, Adam Cruea, Troy, OH (9), 16.230; 44. 12W, Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI (41), 16.504; 45. DQ (Light at Scales) 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (5), 14.898; 46. DQ (Light at Scales) 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (15), 15.682; 47. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (11), NT; 48. 10, Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA (34), NT.

Heat one (started), 10 Laps, 2:38.5: 1. Kevin Thomas Jr. (2); 2. Kerry Madsen (8); 3. Austin McCarl (6); 4. Shane Stewart (7); / 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (5); 6. Jason Kendrick (1); 7. Sawyer Phillips (9); 8. Clint Garner (3); / DQ (Muffler) - 9. Aaron Reutzel (4); DNS 10. Chase Wanner (10);

Heat two (started), 10 Laps, 2:36.6: 1. Jac Haudenschild (2); 2. Brad Sweet (8); 3. Harli White (1); 4. Matt Juhl (4); / 5. Davey Heskin (5); 6. Cory Eliason (3); 7. Dusty Zomer (7); 8. Tim Shaffer (6); / 9. Curtis Evans (9); DNS - 10. Logan Schuchart (10);

Heat three (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Matt Moro (4); 2. Parker Price-Miller (3); 3. Jake Bubak (2); 4. Paul McMahan (7); / 5. Lucas Wolfe (8); 6. Chase Johnson (6); 7. Jordyn Brazier (5); 8. Scott Bogucki (1); / DNS - 9. Adam Cruea (9); 10. Tyler Bear (10);

Heat four, (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Donny Schatz (8); 2. Dustin Selvage (2); 3. Danny Lasoski (4); 4. Carson Macedo (1); / 5. Joey Saldana (5); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 7. Rager Phillips (6); 8. Josh Walter (9); / 9. Tayler Malsam (3);

Heat five, (started), 10 Laps, 2:40.4: 1. Bill Balog (2); 2. Kyle Larson (6); 3. Greg Hodnett (7); 4. Christopher Bell (5); / 5. Matt Covington (1); 6. Brady Bacon (4); 7. Dakota Hendrickson (3); 8. AJ Moeller (8); / DNS - 9. Spencer Bayston (9);

C main (not run): 1. Tayler Malsam (2); 2. Curtis Evans (3); 3. Adam Cruea (4); 4. Chase Wanner (6); / DNS - 5. Aaron Reutzel (1); 6. Spencer Bayston (5); 7. Logan Schuchart (7); 8. Tyler Bear (8);

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Lucas Wolfe (1); 2. Dusty Zomer (3); 3. Chase Johnson (6); 4. Tim Shaffer (5); / 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (8); 6. Jordyn Brazier (10); 7. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 8. Cory Eliason (14); 9. Clint Garner (13); 10. Rager Phillips (7); 11. Davey Heskin (9); 12. Joey Saldana (11); 13. Brady Bacon (12); 14. Sawyer Phillips (15); 15. Matt Covington (18); 16. Jason Kendrick (16); 17. Tayler Malsam (17); 18. Josh Walter (20); 19. AJ Moeller (2); 20. Curtis Evans (22); 21. Adam Cruea (21); 22. Chase Wanner (19); DNS - 23. Dakota Hendrickson (23); 24. Scott Bogucki (24)

A main, (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Kyle Larson (1); 2. Donny Schatz (6); 3. Greg Hodnett (3); 4. Brad Sweet (7); 5. Austin McCarl (2); 6. Kerry Madsen (8); 7. Shane Stewart (5); 8. Paul McMahan (4); 9. Christopher Bell (9); 10. Bill Balog (18); 11. Matt Juhl (10); 12. Tim Shaffer (24); 13. Danny Lasoski (12); 14. Kevin Thomas Jr. (14); 15. Carson Macedo (20); 16. Parker Price-Miller (13); 17. Dusty Zomer (22); 18. Chase Johnson (23); 19. Dustin Selvage (17); 20. Jac Haudenschild (15); 21. Matt Moro (11); 22. Harli White (19); 23. Jake Bubak (16); 24. Lucas Wolfe (21); Lap Leader: Larson 1-25; Hard Charger: Tim Shaffer

57th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store Event Points (as of August 9, 2017)

1. 15, Donny Schatz 492

2. 49, Brad Sweet 489

3. 2M, Kerry Madsen 487

4. 27, Greg Hodnett 472

5. 57, Kyle Larson 469

6. 2, Shane Stewart 469

7. 2KS, Austin McCarl 466

8. 4, Paul McMahan 463

9. 82, Dustin Zomer 438

10. 24W, Lucas Wolfe 438

11. 14B, Christopher Bell 437

12. 49X, Tim Shaffer 435

13. 09, Matt Juhl 429

14. 68, Chase Johnson 427

15. 1M, Danny Lasoski 424

16. 2MM, Matt Moro 416

17. 17B, Bill Balog 414

18. 71, Kevin Thomas, Jr. 414

19. 67X, Parker Price-Miller 413

20. 12, Lynton Jeffrey 407

21. 17, Jac Haudenschild 400

22. 93, Sheldon Haudenschild 400

23. 1B, Dustin Selvage 395

24. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier 388

25. 22, Rager Phillips 388

26. 3G, Carson Macedo 387

27. 9X, Jake Bubak 386

28. 56N, Davey Heskin 386

29. 20, A.J. Moeller 385

30. 17W, Harli White 380

31. 51, Joey Saldana 380

32. 5H, Cory Eliason 369

33. 70, Clint Garner 363

34. 99, Brady Bacon 363

35. 26, Tayler Malsam 338

36. 8H, Jason Kendrick 335

37. 95, Matt Covington 332

38. 4X, Dakota Hendrickson 330

39. 87, Aaron Reutzel 328

40. 3P, Sawyer Phillips 326

41. 12W, Josh Walter 309

42. 84, Scott Bogucki 309

43. 1P, Curtis Evans 306

44. 83C, Adam Cruea 302

45. 85, Chase Wanner 291

46. 39, Spencer Bayston 278

47. 1S, Logan Schuchart 269

48. 10, Tyler Bear 265

 

 

Brian Brown Widens Lead in 16th Annual Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 8, 2017 – Brian Brown increased his lead in the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” point standings after Monday night’s Price Chopper Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting and Searsboro Telephone Company at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. Shane Stewart won the $20,000 event. Next up is the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores, Wednesday through Saturday at the Knoxville Raceway!

Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings after five events…

1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 192 points; 2. Trey Starks, Washington, 147 points; 3. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 138 points; 4. Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 133 points; 5. Thomas Kennedy, Manitoba, 128; 6. Cory Eliason, California, 126 points; 7. Chad Kemenah, Ohio, 125 points; 8. Dusty Zomer, South Dakota, 120 points; 9. Tayler Malsam, Washington, 108 points; 10. Clint Garner, South Dakota, 107 points.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Those seeking information on the two participating tracks are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

Electrifying Front Row Challenge Finish Goes to Shane Stewart!

by Bill Wright

Oskaloosa, IA, August 7, 2017 – Shane Stewart topped a three-way battle for the lead with two laps to go to come out on top in the $20,000 to win 22nd Annual Price Chopper Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting and Searsboro Telephone Company. It was the Bixby, Oklahoma driver’s first appearance at the event in six years, and he made it pay off big time in the 30-lap feature aboard the Larson-Marks #2!

Stewart grabbed the early lead in the main event, ahead of Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet. Pittman, a three-time winner of the Front Row Challenge, shot to the point on the second lap, and pulled away a bit, while Stewart’s car was smoking profusely. Sweet would followed into the second spot on lap four.

Fifth running Ian Madsen came to a stop with four laps down, bringing the only caution of the event. Pittman led Sweet, Stewart, Brian Brown and Carson Macedo back to green flag racing. Sweet would dive in front of Pittman in turn one on the restart, and repeat the move a lap later, only to have his Kasey Kahne Racing teammate drive back by him. As the leaders, entered lapped traffic on lap ten, Sweet would gain the lead in turn two, to become the third leader.

At the halfway point, Sweet was pulling away, but all eyes were on Kyle Larson, who was up to sixth. On lap 18, he would take fifth, and a circuit later, would take fourth from Brown. On lap 20, Stewart would gain traction again, passing Pittman for second. Larson would use the low side to gain third from Pittman on lap 24.

Both Stewart and Larson would close on Sweet, who was in heavy lapped traffic. With two laps to go, all three made bids for the lead in turn two, with each holding it if only for a split second. With the crowd on its feet, Stewart would gain the point and pull away, with Sweet and Larson following him to the finish. Pittman finished fourth, while Chad Kemenah earned a KSE steering gear for his hard-charger run into fifth. Carson Macedo, Brown, James McFadden, Tim Kaeding and Jac Haudenschild completed the top ten.

Sweet emerged victorious, taking $1,000 and the pole in the first ever DeBerg Concrete Keith Hutton Memorial “King of the Hill Max”. Sweet topped two four car two-lap showdowns to earn his cash.

Pittman earned $500 from Country Builders Construction for setting quick time. Heat winners Cory Eliason, Kaeding, Stewart and Austin McCarl earned $500 bonuses from Country Builders Construction, Seafoam Motor Treatment, Superflow Dynamometers & Flowbenches and True Value of Oskaloosa. Heat winners also received a wing from HRP, a shovel from TheSnowPlow.com, and “Protein 7” from Nutrishop of Maple Grove, Minnesota.

Stewart’s crew chief, Lee Stauffer, was selected as Mechanic of the Race, accepting a 3/8 Micro Lithium Impact Kit courtesy of Mark Stuchel Snap-On Tools franchisee.

Dusty Ballenger led the 15-lap distance in the Seafoam Motor Treatment IMCA Racesaver Sprint feature. The Harrisburg, South Dakota driver earned $1,000 for his win, thanks to a bonus from Badger Contracting for $250. Nebraskans Tyler Drueke and Jason Martin battled tooth and nail for the second spot, with Martin eventually grabbing the position and $500 and a $500 gift certificate from Hinchman Racewear. Drueke held on for third, $400 and a $500 gift certificate from Hinchman Racewear. Trevor Serbus was fourth, followed by Mike Moore, Mike Houseman Jr., Corey Kautz, Kayla Stoops, Tyler Thompson and Colin Smith. Smith, Ballenger and Martin won heat races. Both Devin Wignall and Ben Woods took scary rides on the frontstretch, but both emerged uninjured.

22nd Annual Price Chopper Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting, Don Long’s Searsboro Telephone Company and Hiland Dairy Results

Front Row Challenge Main Event (started), 30 laps: 1. 2, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (2) 2. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (1) 3. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (13) 4. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (4) 5. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (16) 6. 3G, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (8) 7. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (3) 8. 3H, James McFadden, Alice Springs, NT, Aust. (9) 9. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (20) 10. 17, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (5) 11. 35, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (7) 12. 5H, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (19) 13. 4P, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (14) 14. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (17) 15. 24, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA (12) 16. 44s, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (21) 17. 10, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (18) 18. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (24) 19. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (10) 20. 49x, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (11) 21. 26, Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA (22) 22. 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (15) 23. 1x, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (23) 24. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (6). Lap Leaders: Stewart 1, Pittman 2-9, Sweet 10-28, Stewart 29-30. KSE Hard-charger: Kemenah. $425 “BC Bonus”: Reinhardt. $500 BMRS “Back it Up” Award: Haudenschild.

True Value of Oskaloosa Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. Cory Eliason (1) 2. Daryn Pittman (4) 3. Chad Kemenah (2) 4. Brian Brown (5) 5. Lucas Wolfe (3) 6. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (6) 7. Don Droud Jr. (7) 8. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8) DNS – 1m, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO

Country Builders Construction Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. Tim Kaeding (1) 2. Dustin Selvage (2) 3. Carson Macedo (4) 4. Brad Sweet (6) 5. Ian Madsen (5) 6. Chris Martin (7) 7. 00, Dane Lorenc, Lancaster, NY (3) 8. 7w, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (9) 9. Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (8)

Superflow Dynamometers & Flowbenches Heat three (started), 8 laps: 1. Shane Stewart (6) 2. Kyle Reinhardt (2) 3. Dominic Scelzi (4) 4. Paul McMahan (3) 5. Jamie Veal (5) 6. Trey Starks (7) 7. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (8) 8. 71, Robert Bell, Colfax, IA (9) 9. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (1)

Seafoam Motor Treatment Heat four (started), 8 laps: 1. Austin McCarl (2) 2. Tayler Malsam (1) 3. Kyle Larson (3) 4. Tim Shaffer (4) 5. James McFadden (5) 6. Jac Haudenschild (6) 7. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (7) 8. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (8) DNS – 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA

DeBerg Concrete Keith Hutton Memorial “King of the Hill” Max, 2 laps: Round one: Brad Sweet, Daryn Pittman / Jac Haudenschild, Jamie Veal Round two: Shane Stewart, Brian Brown, / Ian Madsen, Carson Macedo. Final Round: Brad Sweet, Shane Stewart, Brian Brown, Daryn Pittman.

Taso’s Steak House B Main (started), 12 laps: 1. Trey Starks (4) 2. Tayler Malsam (3) 3. Don Droud Jr. (2) 4. Chris Martin (5) / 5. Dane Lorenc (1) 6. RJ Johnson (6) 7. Rager Phillips (10) 8. Tasker Phillips (9) 9. Skylar Gee (8) 10. Bob Weuve (11) 11. Chase Johnson (7) 12. Robert Bell (12) DNS – Thomas Kennedy, Dakota Hendrickson, Chase Wanner, Danny Lasoski

Seafoam Motor Treatment IMCA Racesavers

A main (started), 15 laps: 1. 2D, Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, SD (1) 2. 36, Jason Martin, Lincoln, NE (2) 3. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (4) 4. 10, Trevor Serbus, Olivia, MN (3) 5. 69, Mike Moore, Des Moines, IA (9) 6. 4L, Mike Houseman Jr., Des Moines, IA (6) 7. 51, Corey Kautz, Des Moines, IA (8) 8. 18K, Kayla Stoops, Omaha, NE (7) 9. 48, Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, IA (18) 10. O5, Colin Smith, Sheldon, IA (5) 11. 68, CJ Houseman, Des Moines, IA (16) 12. 11s, Shadrach Sporaa, Boone, IA (10) 13. 12K, Koddy Hildreth, Iowa Falls, IA (12) 14. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (19) 15. 3TJ, Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, IA (11) 16. 11, Frank Rodgers, Lucas, IA (13) 17. 99, Bailey Elliott, California, MO (14) 18. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (17) 19. 53, Greg Black, Des Moines, IA (15) 20. 55KC, Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, IA (20) DNS – 21, Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA, 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA, 51A, Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, SD

Heat one (started), 6 laps: 1. Colin Smith (1) 2. Trevor Serbus (4) 3. Tyler Drueke (6) 4. Joel Thorpe (3) 5. Frank Rodgers (5) 6. Greg Black (7) 7. Mike Johnston (2) DNS – Bob Hildreth

Heat two (started), 6 laps: 1. Dusty Ballenger (6) 2. Mike Houseman Jr. (3) 3. Shadrach Sporaa (1) 4. Koddy Hildreth (2) 5. Bailey Elliott (4) 6. Devin Wignall (7) DQ (spring pressure) – Elliot Amdahl

Heat three (started), 6 laps: 1. Jason Martin (4) 2. Mike Moore (8) 3. Kayla Stoops (5) 4. Corey Kautz (7) 5. Russ Hall (1) 6. Chase Johnson (6) 7. Tyler Thompson (2) 8. Ben Woods (3)

 

 

Brian Brown leading 16th Annual Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Points After First Four Nights!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 6, 2017 – Brian Brown emerged victorious in Sunday night’s 6th Annual Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank at the Knoxville Raceway. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver leads the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” points heading into Monday’s event, the Price Chopper Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting and Searsboro Telephone Company at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. Brown won the title back in 2014.

Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings after four events…

1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 148 points; 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 138 points; 3. Dusty Zomer, South Dakota, 120 points; 4. Thomas Kennedy, Manitoba, 118 points; 5. Trey Starks, Washington, 112 points; 6. Clint Garner, South Dakota, 107 points; 7. (tie) Aaron Reutzel, Texas, 102 points; 7. (tie) Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 102 points; 9. Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 101 points; 10. Josh Baughman, Texas, 99 points.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Those seeking information on the two participating tracks are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

Brian Brown Battles to Win 6th Annual Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank!

by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 6, 2017) – Brian Brown passed Keystone State pilot Greg Hodnett on lap eleven, and held on to win the 6th Annual Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank at Knoxville Raceway Saturday. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver earned $5,000 for his first Capitani Classic win, and his 37th 410 win overall here.

Hodnett led from the outside of row one in the 25-lap feature, besting Greenland Homes Pole Shuffle $5,000 winner, Kerry Madsen. Madsen has won all three Pole Shuffles contested in the Capitani Classic. Madsen dropped into second, ahead of Brad Sweet, Joey Saldana and Brown to start the main event.

Brown was on the move, jetting to third on lap two, and taking second from Madsen on the next go-around. A slowing Lynton Jeffrey brought out the caution three laps in. The restart saw Hodnett ahead of Brown, Madsen, Sweet and Saldana. At that point, Brown began his onslaught of the leader, running on the cushion. Hodnett stayed true to the low groove.

Brown shot by Hodnett to lead lap four, while Austin McCarl moved himself into the top five after starting tenth. Hodnett got a run on the leader, passing him on lap six and pulling away a big. Meanwhile, McCarl and Chad Kemenah battled hard for the fifth spot.

The leaders entered lapped traffic, and Brown took advantage, driving back into the lead on lap eleven. Four circuits later, Madsen worked by Hodnett for second. Brown’s Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 was working well in traffic, but a final caution slowed the event one last time.

With two laps to go, Thursday’s Belleville Midget Nationals winner, Spencer Bayston, blew his right rear tire. Brown would pull away for the green, white, checker finish ahead of Madsen. Sweet captured third from Hodnett, and Austin McCarl finished fifth. Ian Madsen, Saldana, Danny Dietrich, Kemenah and hard-charger Davey Heskin completed the top ten after starting 24th. Kerry Madsen and Tim Shaffer set quick time in their respective groups, while Brown, James McFadden, Dusty Zomer, Ian Madsen, Sweet and Bayston won heat races. Brady Bacon and Daryn Pittman won the B mains.

“My hat goes off to the (track preparers) Dunkin family,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “There was an awesome bottom and an awesome top. They’ve knocked it out of the park the last few days. To win the Capitani Classic is up there on my list. Ralph was hard on me, and then would pat me on the back and tell me I did a good job when things went right. I didn’t really know what my plan was on the start. We started eighth and they kind of left the top open for me, and away we went. Greg’s a heck of a racecar driver and they’ve been running well all week long. Kerry…we know what we get with their team. We got lucky enough to beat them, and it’s really special.”

“We weren’t good enough,” said Kerry Madsen about his second place run. “They were faster. I was doing all I could do to hang onto second. I just wasn’t good enough to run the top and I was running some weird lines. We were gaining on it. I’m not disappointed in second. I’m really proud. Brian was just a better car tonight.”

“If I could have just clipped Kerry there, we might have had something,” said Sweet. “We were running the bottom so well. Kerry was doing everything he could to protect. His car was just off a little. There are some tricks around Knoxville here, and he obviously has a lot of laps. He used every trick in the book to keep us behind him. That was something to learn. Tonight was test and tune, and we put together a nice solid night.”

Wednesday brings night #1 of the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!
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410 Results

Time Trials Group #1 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (4), 15.285; 2. 51, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (3), 15.393; 3. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (8), 15.489; 4. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (24), 15.557; 5. 29, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (2), 15.599; 6. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (6), 15.622; 7. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (29), 15.622; 8. 59H, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (1), 15.626; 9. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (27), 15.635; 10. 71, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (23), 15.735; 11. 3H, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust. (10), 15.742; 12. 1, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (18), 15.760; 13. 1Z, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH (25), 15.768; 14. 81, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH (9), 15.774; 15. 17B, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (14), 15.798; 16. 10, Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA (16), 15.803; 17. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (17), 15.821; 18. 10V, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (21), 15.822; 19. 41, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (13), 15.887; 20. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (20), 15.904; 21. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (30), 15.927; 22. 18H, Jason Kendrick, Perth, WA, Aust. (15), 15.980; 23. 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (26), 15.993; 24. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (34), 16.016; 25. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (19), 16.018; 26. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (11), 16.024; 27. 9N, Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND (35), 16.089; 28. 9Z, Jared Goerges, Brainerd, MN (7), 16.103; 29. 3G, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (28), 16.106; 30. 4P, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (22), 16.115; 31. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (5), 16.171; 32. X1, Mason Moore, Chico, CA (12), 16.224; 33. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (33), 16.301; 34. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (32), 16.675; 35. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (31), 16.719;

Time Trials Group #2 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (4), 15.565; 2. 49S, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (1), 15.581; 3. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (17), 15.650; 4. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (15), 15.680; 5. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA (32), 15.687; 6. 3S, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (6), 15.697; 7. 5H, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (5), 15.702; 8. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 15.725; 9. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (19), 15.735; 10. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust (20), 15.742; 11. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (31), 15.751; 12. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (25), 15.845; 13. 67X, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (7), 15.856; 14. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (21), 15.863; 15. 17, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (29), 15.924; 16. 1X, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (26), 15.931; 17. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (34), 15.949; 18. 35, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Au (28), 15.965; 19. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (22), 15.986; 20. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (10), 15.989; 21. 12N, Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH (27), 16.091; 22. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (3), 16.150; 23. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (11), 16.185; 24. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (16), 16.206; 25. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (30), 16.216; 26. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (14), 16.284; 27. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (13), 16.348; 28. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (18), 16.416; 29. 00, Dane Lorenc, Lancaster, NY (23), 16.441; 30. 1P, Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO (2), 16.629; 31. 26, Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA (33), 16.675; 32. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (12), 16.710; 33. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (24), NT; 34. 70, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (8), NT.

Heat one Group #1, (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (3); 2. Kevin Thomas Jr. (1); 3. Kerry Madsen (4) / 4. Brady Bacon (2); 5. Dominic Scelzi (7); 6. Dale Blaney (5); 7. Tim Kaeding (9); 8. Matt Covington (12); 9. Jason Kendrick (8); 10. Bobby Mincer (11); 11. Jared Goerges (10); 12. Tyler Bear (6);

Heat two Group #1, (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.5: 1. James McFadden (1); 2. Joey Saldana (4); 3. Danny Dietrich (3) / 4. Wayne Johnson (6); 5. Justin Henderson (2); 6. Carson Macedo (8); 7. Sawyer Phillips (7); 8. Dakota Hendrickson (9); 9. Lee Jacobs (5); 10. Mason Moore (11); 11. Chase Wanner (10); DNS 12. Dustin Selvage;

Heat three Group #1, (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.6: 1. Dusty Zomer (2); 2. Thomas Kennedy (1); 3. Chad Kemenah (4) / 4. Trey Starks (3); 5. Paul McMahan (10); 6. Josh Baughman (5); 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (8); 8. Brooke Tatnell (7); 9. Wade Nygaard (9); 10. Kyle Reinhardt (6); 11. Paige Polyak (11)

Heat one Group #2, (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.5: 1. Ian Madsen (1); 2. Cory Eliason (2); 3. Don Droud Jr. (6) / 4. Daryn Pittman (3); 5. Tim Shaffer (4); 6. Parker Price-Miller (5); 7. Matt Juhl (7); 8. Tayler Malsam (9); 9. Rager Phillips (8); DNS - R.J. Johnson; Harli White;

Heat two Group #2, (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.8: 1. Brad Sweet (4); 2. Austin McCarl (2); 3. Greg Hodnett (3) / 4. Davey Heskin (6); 5. Mark Dobmeier (7); 6. Aaron Reutzel (5); 7. AJ Moeller (1); 8. Josh Schneiderman (8); 9. Chris Martin (9); 10. Dane Lorenc (10); DNS - Bob Weuve;

Heat 3 Group #2, (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.2: 1. Spencer Bayston (1); 2. Terry McCarl (2); 3. Sammy Swindell (3) / 4. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 5. Jamie Veal (6); 6. Jac Haudenschild (5); 7. Cole Duncan (7); 8. Tasker Phillips (8); 9. Chase Johnson (9); 10. Curtis Evans (10)

Pole Shuffle 1, (started), 2 Laps, 32.6: 1. Cory Eliason (1); 2. Brian Brown (2);

Pole Shuffle 2, (started), 2 Laps, 34.4: 1. Cory Eliason (1); 2. Sammy Swindell (2);

Pole Shuffle 3, (started), 2 Laps, 33.0: 1. Cory Eliason (1); 2. Chad Kemenah (2);

Pole Shuffle 4, (started), 2 Laps, 32.5: 1. Greg Hodnett (2); 2. Cory Eliason (1);

Pole Shuffle 5, (started), 2 Laps, 33.3: 1. Greg Hodnett (1); 2. Joey Saldana (2);

Pole Shuffle 6, (started) 2 Laps, 32.8: 1. Greg Hodnett (1); 2. Brad Sweet (2);

Pole Shuffle 7, (started), 2 Laps, 32.3: 1. Kerry Madsen (2); 2. Greg Hodnett (1);

B main Group #1, (started), 12 Laps, 3:24.2: 1. Brady Bacon (2); 2. Trey Starks (1); 3. Dominic Scelzi (8) / 4. Josh Baughman (6); 5. Dale Blaney (4); 6. Brooke Tatnell (10); 7. Lee Jacobs (5); 8. Justin Henderson (3); 9. Tim Kaeding (11); 10. Paul McMahan (16); 11. Jason Kendrick (11); 12. Sawyer Phillips (7); 13. Carson Macedo (15); 14. Dakota Hendrickson (12); 15. Matt Covington (19); 16. Wade Nygaard (13); 17. Mason Moore (17); 18. Paige Polyak (18); 19. Chase Wanner (20); 20. Jared Goerges (14); DNS - Tyler Bear; Wayne Johnson; Kyle Reinhardt; Sam Hafertepe, Jr.;

B main Group #2, (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Daryn Pittman (3); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (2); 3. Davey Heskin (8) / 4. Tim Shaffer (1); 5. Parker Price-Miller (5); 6. Mark Dobmeier (11); 7. Jac Haudenschild (7); 8. Jamie Veal (9); 9. Matt Juhl (10); 10. Cole Duncan (12); 11. Rager Phillips (13); 12. Tayler Malsam (20); 13. Tasker Phillips (14); 14. Chris Martin (16); 15. Dane Lorenc (18); 16. Curtis Evans (17); 17. Bob Weuve (19); 18. Chase Johnson (15); 19. Aaron Reutzel (6); 20. AJ Moeller (4); DNS - Josh Schneiderman; Danny Lasoski; Clint Garner; R.J. Johnson; Harli White

A main, (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (8); 2. Kerry Madsen (1); 3. Brad Sweet (3); 4. Greg Hodnett (2); 5. Austin McCarl (10); 6. Ian Madsen (14); 7. Joey Saldana (4); 8. Danny Dietrich (9); 9. Chad Kemenah (6); 10. Davey Heskin (24); 11. Dusty Zomer (11); 12. Cory Eliason (5); 13. Daryn Pittman (20); 14. Sammy Swindell (7); 15. James McFadden (15); 16. Dominic Scelzi (23); 17. Thomas Kennedy (17); 18. Kevin Thomas Jr. (13); 19. Spencer Bayston (16); 20. Brady Bacon (19); 21. Don Droud Jr. (18); 22. Lynton Jeffrey (22); 23. Trey Starks (21); 24. Terry McCarl (12); Lap Leaders: Hodnett 1-3; Brown 4-5; Hodnett 6-10; Brown 11-25; Hard Charger: Heskin.

 

 

Clint Garner Finally on Top at Knoxville 360 Nationals!

Eric Bridger Victorious in 305’s

by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 5, 2017) – One of the greatest 360 sprint pilots ever at the Knoxville Raceway, and indeed, one of the best sprint car drivers at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World”, finally broke through and won the 27th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. Clint Garner, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota held off the field to win the 25-lap $15,000 event at Knoxville Saturday night.

Before a lap could be completed, Friday’s preliminary winner, Greg Hodnett spun in turn one to bring out the caution flag. He would restart at the tail, while up front, Garner took the point ahead of two-time event winner Wayne Johnson and Aaron Reutzel. Jamie Ball maneuvered by Reutzel for third on lap two.

Garner used the low side, as he and Johnson separated themselves from the field and entered lapped traffic on the tenth circuit. A lap later, Brian Brown, who started twelfth, was into the top five. The last caution came with thirteen laps in the books. Calvin Landis slowed to a stop without brakes.

Garner led Johnson, Ball, Reutzel and Brown back to green flag racing. Johnson got a run under Garner at the cone, but was shut down into turn one. That sent him up the track, and Ball got by him for second. Meanwhile, Brown jumped by Reutzel into fourth. Johnson would use the low side to shoot back by Ball.

Brown would slide in front of Ball on lap sixteen to take third. Garner continued his mastery up front on the cushion. Johnson would bobble in the marbles on lap 19, and Brown would reel him in. While Garner sailed away up front, Brown took second with four laps to go.

The win was Garner’s 33rd career triumph here in the 360 class, second on the all-time list only to David Hesmer. Brown came home second as the hard-charger, ahead of Johnson, Reutzel and Ball. Christopher Bell, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Jeff Swindell, Tim Shaffer and Hodnett, who recovered from the tail, rounded out the top ten.

Dusty Zomer led the way in the non-stop 15-lap B main, while Joey Saldana had an impressive drive to win the C. Lee Grosz won the D main. The C main saw the most incidents. Scott Bogucki came to a stop in turn one, and collected Matt Egel, who got upside down. Cody Ledger, who had a minor fire after the D main, was also a flip victim in the C. No one was injured.

“It did get to the point where it was the ‘win it or wear it’ moment,” said an emotional Garner in Victory Lane. “I ran the heck out of it. It’s just a guessing game out front. You have no clue where everyone else is going and what’s happening. I wish I could say it’s easy, but it’s so hard to do. This is definitely the biggest win of my career. I’m so happy, and there are so many people here. A lot of these guys race for a living, and they know how hard I try to keep up with them. They know when I can beat them, it is special. I’m proud to be a working man that races on the weekend. I’m more proud that I just beat a bunch of professionals. I think we were 12th quick in hot laps and there were a lot of questions flying. There was a gear change that we had to make. I’m so proud of my guys.”

“Clint has been coming here a lot of years,” said Brown. “He has a true sprint car family. His brother, his Dad…I’m envious of him. That’s what racing’s all about. If I can’t win it, I’m glad he was able to. He should have won it three times by now. It was a great effort by our team. I was hoping for one more yellow. Twelfth to second is nothing to hang our head about.”

“I suckered (Garner) on the first start. I knew I wouldn’t get another chance at it. Then he got the lead. He started running the top, and I felt like I was better than him on the bottom. The caution came out with twelve to go and took the lapped traffic away. I wasn’t catching him late in the race, so I went to the top. I just opened the door for Brown there to slide me. We’ve struggled quite a bit at times in the last seven or eight months. So we can’t hang our head about finishing third behind the two guys that probably have more laps here than anyone. Congratulations to Clint. Those guys work hard, and they’re good friends of mine.”

Eric Bridger led early in the 15-lap 305 feature. The current point leader set sail, ahead of Matthew Stelzer and Ryan Leavitt. The only caution of the event came on lap nine, when the fourth place car of Joe Simbro slowed.

Bridger would lead the field back to green, dogged by Stelzer. Kade Higday quickly moved into third. Stelzer would use the cushion to work around Bridger and take the lead with two laps to go. When he missed his mark in the middle of the track on the next lap, however, Bridger would retake the point and the rookie would go on to win his second feature of the year here. Stelzer, Higday, Tyler Glass and Leavitt followed. Kelby Watt, Mike Mayberry, Evan Epperson, Chris Walraven and Rob Kubli completed out the top ten. Bridger set quick time, while Glass and Watt were heat winners.

“I about gave that one away,” said Bridger in Victory Lane. “I must have gotten slower. I just got looser and looser. Luckily, we started on the front row and got the job done. That was pretty close. We were able to come out on top. He may have made a mistake in turn three and let me get back to the low side. I just have to thank my crew. I didn’t do that last time.”

The “Capitani Classic” on Sunday night, August 6, gives the 410’s one last tune-up for next week’s 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com! Knoxville Raceway - Sprint Car Capital of the World! www.knoxvilleraceway.com Home to a 1/2 mile dirt, oval race track. Provides information about events, drivers, rules, results, history, tickets, schedule and entry forms.

360 Results

D main (started), 10 Laps, 2:53.0: 1. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (1); 2. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (3); 3. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (2); 4. 1J, Danny Jennings, Norman, OK (5); 5. 9N, Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND (4); 6. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (10); 7. 52, Blake Hahn, Glenpool, OK (8); 8. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (12); 9. 12, James Mosher, Albuquerque, NM (6); 10. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (14); 11. 8M, Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (16); 12. 40H, Howard Moore, Memphis, TN (9); 13. 63, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (18); 14. 93, Dustin Morgan, Owasso, OK (19); 15. 1B, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (7); 16. 27B, Patrick Bourke, Gypsum, CO (17); 17. 22S, Sean McClelland, Owasso, OK (13); 18. X1, Mason Moore, Chico, CA (21); 19. 7M, Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (23); 20. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (22); 21. 07, Michael Bookout, Tulsa, OK (11); 22. 98, Chris Masters, Napa, CA (24); 23. 9N, Jared Goerges, Brainerd, MN (25); DNS - 10C, Jeremy Campbell, Wichita, KS; 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA; 45, Chuck Hebing, Ontario, NY; 16, Justin Clark, Agency, IA; 9L, Hunter Lane, Milo, IA; 38, Mike Dapra, Gillette, WY; 26X, Josh Higday, Runnells, IA; 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE;

C main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. 71, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (3); 2. 3S, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (2); 3. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (5); 4. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (7); 5. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Maroochydore, QLD, Aust. (1); 6. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (6); 7. 14, Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN (4) / 8. 17H, Jared Horstman, Cloverdale, OH (10); 9. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (14); 10. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (17); 11. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (15); 12. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (16); 13. 9N, Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND (20); 14. 25, Dylan Peterson, Sioux Falls, SD (23); 15. 1J, Danny Jennings, Norman, OK (19); 16. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (8); 17. 52, Blake Hahn, Glenpool, OK (22); 18. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (12); 19. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (21); 20. 12N, Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH (9); 21. 12, James Mosher, Albuquerque, NM (24); 22. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (11); 23. 75AUS, Matt Egel, Adelaide, SA, Aust. (13); 24. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (18); DNS - 67X, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN; 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA; 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN; 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD;

B main (started), 15 Laps, 4:27.9: 1. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (2); 2. 36, Jason Martin, Lincoln, NE (6); 3. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (5); 4. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (1); 5. 26, Tayler Malsam, Seattle, WA (8) / 6. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (13); 7. 71, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (19); 8. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (4); 9. 5H, Cory Eliason, Kingsburg, CA (10); 10. 6, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (3); 11. 3S, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (20); 12. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (17); 13. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (9); 14. 41, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (18); 15. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (22); 16. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (11); 17. 14, Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN (25); 18. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (21); 19. 23S, Stu Snyder, Waverly, NE (15); 20. 45X, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (12); 21. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (7); 22. 23D, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (16); 23. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (24); 24. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Maroochydore, QLD, Aust. (23); DNS – 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE, 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO; 35V, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust.

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (1); 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (12); 3. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK (2); 4. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (5); 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (4); 6. 14B, Christopher Bell, Norman, OK (11); 7. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (15); 8. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (14); 9. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (6); 10. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA (7); 11. 17B, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (8); 12. 23, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (10); 13. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (18); 14. 1, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (9); 15. 55S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (16); 16. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (20); 17. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (13); 18. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (3); 19. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (22); 20. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (23); 21. 36, Jason Martin, Lincoln, NE (21); 22. 26, Tayler Malsam, Seattle, WA (24); 23. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Norfolk NE (17); 24. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (19) DNS – 18M, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. Lap Leaders: Garner 1-25; Hard Charger: Brown.

305 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 3 laps: 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (3), 16.923; 2. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (13), 17.074; 3. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (1), 17.135; 4. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (5), 17.177; 5. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (2), 17.222; 6. 1B, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (11), 17.265; 7. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (4), 17.301; 8. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (7), 17.313; 9. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (8), 17.355; 10. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (12), 17.471; 11. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (9), 17.511; 12. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (10), 17.557; 13. 64, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (6), 17.737; 14. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (14), 17.741.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.8: 1. Tyler Glass (1); 2. Joe Simbro (2); 3. Matthew Stelzer (3); 4. Eric Bridger (6); 5. Jon Hughes (4); 6. Brandon Worthington (5) DNS – Casey Greubel

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.2: 1. Kelby Watt (1); 2. Kade Higday (2); 3. Ryan Leavitt (4); 4. Rob Kubli (7); 5. Mike Mayberry (5); 6. Evan Epperson (3); 7. Chris Walraven (6)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Eric Bridger (1); 2. Matthew Stelzer (3); 3. Kade Higday (7); 4. Tyler Glass (5); 5. Ryan Leavitt (2); 6. Kelby Watt (8); 7. Mike Mayberry (6); 8. Evan Epperson (12); 9. Chris Walraven (11); 10. Rob Kubli (13); 11. Joe Simbro (4); 12. Brandon Worthington (9); 13. Jon Hughes (10) DNS – Casey Greubel. Lap Leaders: Bridger 1-12, Stelzer 13, Bridger 14-15. Hard-charger: Higday.

 

 

Greg Hodnett Dominates Night #2 of the 27th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank!

Clint Garner and Wayne Johnson on Front Row for Saturday’s Finale

by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 4, 2017) – Greg Hodnett won a three-way battle for the lead and cruised to his first career 360 win at the Knoxville Raceway on night #2 of the Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. The win, aboard the Heffner Racing #27, was worth $3,000 for the Thomasville, Pennsylvania native. Clint Garner and Wayne Johnson emerged as the two high-point drivers heading into Saturday night’s $15,000 to win finale. They’ll sit on the front row, with Nate Van Haaften and Jamie Ball in row two, and Aaron Reutzel and Tim Shaffer making up the third row.

Trey Starks led Brian Brown and Jeff Swindell to start the 20-lap feature event. Brown would shoot under Starks to lead lap two. Hodnett was up to third by lap four, and shortly after, Sawyer Phillips spun in turn three.

Brown led Starks, Hodnett, Swindell and Wayne Johnson back to green flag racing. Starks shot by Brown back into the lead when the green fell, while Johnson moved into fourth. Hodnett stuck his car to the low side, taking second on lap six. Two laps later, he was by Starks into the lead and checking out.

One final caution for a stopped Parker Price-Miller at the halfway point set up a ten lap Dash. At the time, Hodnett led Starks, Brown, Johnson and Garner. Brown moved into second, while Garner took fourth and Swindell got back into fifth.

No one had anything for Hodnett, who took off from the field like a galloping horse. Brown was second, followed by Starks, Garner and Swindell. Dusty Zomer, Van Haaften, Wayne Johnson, hard-charger Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Christopher Bell completed the top ten. Garner set quick time over the field, while Johnny Herrera, Ryan Giles, Zomer, Scott Bogucki and Tim Kaeding won heats. Ryan Leavitt won the C main in his first ever 360 start, while Hafertepe won the B.

“Mr. Aliquippa himself (Tim Shaffer), the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ got ’er done last night,” said Hodnett in Victory Lane. “We were fortunate enough to take advantage of a pretty decent starting spot. We had a good race car and we came out on top in this one. It’s been a long time since we’ve been up here. I didn’t even know how to get here. I’m just very fortunate and very blessed to have this car, car owner and the guys who work on it. I’m very thankful. This is really important. We come out here one time a year, and get minimal laps here. We don’t get as many as we used to with the Outlaws. This is hard to do. These guys are tough, and it’s hard to do. We’re going to keep working as a team to get better.”

“I’m just a little disappointed in the driver,” said Brown. “You get guys like Greg and Trey Starks, and you give them opportunities…they’re going to make it count. For Greg to come back from Pennsylvania and put it on us says something about how strong his team is. Greg is a true ambassador to our sport. To run second to him isn’t the end of the world. I just feel I didn’t run 20 good laps. I need to make better laps and better decisions as a driver. We’ll come back tomorrow and hopefully, I can do my job.”

“I wish I had more laps around here and knew how to run the bottom,” said Starks. “The bottom was hooked up, and good and fast. I just tried to run the top as hard as I possibly could. That was a fun one with Greg and Brian there. I can’t really complain very much. Hopefully, we’re set up good for tomorrow.”

The 27th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank comes to a close tomorrow night, August 5! The 305 sprint car class will also be in action. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com! Knoxville Raceway - Sprint Car Capital of the World! www.knoxvilleraceway.com Home to a 1/2 mile dirt, oval race track. Provides information about events, drivers, rules, results, history, tickets, schedule and entry forms.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (2), 16.196; 2. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.293; 3. 14B, Christopher Bell, Norman, OK (3), 16.319; 4. 23S, Stu Snyder, Waverly, NE (1), 16.334; 5. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (17), 16.449; 6. 41, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (6), 16.523; 7. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (26), 16.562; 8. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (10), 16.581; 9. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (18), 16.622; 10. 71, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (45), 16.653; 11. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (5), 16.664; 12. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA (39), 16.685; 13. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (23), 16.700; 14. 090, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (29), 16.716; 15. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (7), 16.757; 16. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (19), 16.765; 17. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (15), 16.767; 18. 55S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (46), 16.779; 19. 26, Tayler Malsam, Seattle, WA (13), 16.802; 20. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (27), 16.806; 21. 35V, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Au (4), 16.813; 22. 36, Jason Martin, Lincoln, NE (20), 16.817; 23. 82, Dusty Zomer, Brandon, SD (44), 16.852; 24. 67X, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (25), 16.872; 25. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (47), 16.897; 26. 45X, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (24), 16.919; 27. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (48), 16.923; 28. 17H, Jared Horstman, Cloverdale, OH (11), 16.954; 29. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (37), 16.959; 30. 12N, Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH (34), 16.987; 31. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (30), 17.011; 32. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (36), 17.023; 33. 1B, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.024; 34. 07, Michael Bookout, Tulsa, OK (12), 17.040; 35. 22S, Sean McClelland, Tulsa, OK (32), 17.113; 36. 63, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (42), 17.127; 37. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (33), 17.160; 38. 9N, Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND (28), 17.193; 39. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (40), 17.220; 40. 7M, Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (31), 17.222; 41. 40H, Howard Moore, Memphis, TN (16), 17.259; 42. X1, Mason Moore, Chico, CA (35), 17.459; 43. 10C, Jeremy Campbell, Wichita, KS (41), 17.489; 44. 38, Mike Dapra, Gillette, WY (38), 18.171; 45. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (43), 18.444; 46. 9Z, Jared Goerges, Brainerd, MN (21), NT; 47. 26X, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (22), NT; 48. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (9), NT

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.9: 1. Johnny Herrera (1); 2. Brian Brown (3); 3. Jamie Veal (2); 4. Clint Garner (6); 5. Dominic Scelzi (5); 6. Howard Moore (9); 7. Troy Manteufel (4); 8. Jared Goerges (10); 9. Ricky Montgomery (7); 10. Brooke Tatnell (8);

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.3: 1. Ryan Giles (1); 2. Jason Martin (2); 3. Wayne Johnson (6); 4. Greg Hodnett (4); 5. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 6. Chad Kemenah (3); 7. Stacey Alexander (7); 8. Dustin Clark (8); 9. Mason Moore (9); DNS 10. Josh Higday (10);

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Dusty Zomer (2); 2. Jared Horstman (1); 3. Jeff Swindell (4); 4. Trey Starks (3); 5. Christopher Bell (6); 6. Terry McCarl (5); 7. Wade Nygaard (8); 8. Jeremy Campbell (9); 9. Ryan Leavitt (7); DNS 10. Jack Dover

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Scott Bogucki (1); 2. Parker Price-Miller (2); 3. Sawyer Phillips (8); 4. Tayler Malsam (3); 5. McKenna Haase (5); 6. Stu Snyder (6); 7. Matt Juhl (4); 8. Michael Bookout (7); 9. Mike Dapra (9);

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.2: 1. Tim Kaeding (2); 2. Cole Duncan (1); 3. Nate Van Haaften (6); 4. Chris Martin (4); 5. Joey Saldana (5); 6. Sean McClelland (7); 7. John Anderson (9); 8. Chance Morton (8); 9. Dylan Peterson (3);

C main (started), 8 Laps, 2:24.4: 1. Ryan Leavitt (1); 2. Ricky Montgomery (2); 3. Brooke Tatnell (4); 4. Mason Moore (3); 5. Mike Dapra (5); DNS 6. Dylan Peterson; 7. Josh Higday; 8. Jack Dover;

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4); 2. Christopher Bell (1); 3. Terry McCarl (5); 4. Chad Kemenah (10); 5. Joey Saldana (7); 6. Stu Snyder (2); 7. Dominic Scelzi (3); 8. McKenna Haase (6); 9. Wade Nygaard (15); 10. Stacey Alexander (11); 11. Matt Juhl (9); 12. Howard Moore (17); 13. Troy Manteufel (8); 14. Jeremy Campbell (16); 15. Ryan Leavitt (21); 16. Dustin Clark (14); 17. Michael Bookout (12); 18. John Anderson (19); 19. Mason Moore (22); 20. Brooke Tatnell (23); 21. Sean McClelland (13); 22. Ricky Montgomery (20); 23. Jared Goerges (18); DNS 24. Chance Morton (24);

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Greg Hodnett (5); 2. Brian Brown (2); 3. Trey Starks (1); 4. Clint Garner (8); 5. Jeff Swindell (4); 6. Dusty Zomer (12); 7. Nate Van Haaften (6); 8. Wayne Johnson (7); 9. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (21); 10. Christopher Bell (22); 11. Jason Martin (11); 12. Tayler Malsam (9); 13. Tim Kaeding (14); 14. Johnny Herrera (15); 15. Chris Martin (3); 16. Terry McCarl (23); 17. Ryan Giles (16); 18. Cole Duncan (19); 19. Jamie Veal (10); 20. Jared Horstman (17); 21. Sawyer Phillips (20); 22. Scott Bogucki (18); 23. Parker Price-Miller (13); 24. Chad Kemenah (24); Lap Leaders: Starks 1, Brown 2, Starks 3-7, Hodnett 8-20. Hard Charger: Hafertepe, Jr.

Tentative Lineups for the 27th Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank:

A Main

1. 40, Clint Garner, 485

2. 2C, Wayne Johnson, 478

3. 3, Nate Van Haaften, 474

4. 5J, Jamie Ball, 473

5. 87, Aaron Reutzel, 471

6. 49X, Tim Shaffer, 470

7. 27, Greg Hodnett, 469

8. 17B, Josh Baughman, 467

9. 1, Thomas Kennedy, 467

10. 23, Seth Bergman, 467

11. 14B, Christopher Bell, 466

12. 21, Brian Brown, 465

13. 4, Jon Agan, 465

14. 94, Jeff Swindell, 462

15. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., 460

16. 55S, Trey Starks, 453

17. 13V, Seth Brahmer, 451

18. 18M, Ian Madsen, 451

19. 1M, Danny Lasoski, 450

20. 70, Calvin Landis, 448

B Main (4 transfer)

1. 2M, Matt Moro, 447

2. 82, Dusty Zomer, 446

3. 6, Carson McCarl, 442

4. 22, Rager Phillips, 442

5. 24, Terry McCarl, 441

6. 28, Jonathan Cornell, 441

7. 36, Jason Martin, 435

8. 44, Chris Martin, 435

9. 26, Tayler Malsam, 433

10. 35, Skylar Prochaska, 430

11. 5H, Cory Eliason, 428

12. 3K, Tim Kaeding, 428

13. 45X, Johnny Herrera, 424

14. 56N, Davey Heskin, 423

15. 18, Ryan Roberts, 420

16. 23S, Stu Snyder, 419

17. 35V, Jamie Veal, 418

18. 23D, Devon Dobie, 416

19. 9, Ryan Giles, 416

20. 41, Dominic Scelzi, 416

C Main (4 transfer)

1. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, 414

2. 3S, Sammy Swindell, 412

3. 71, Joey Saldana, 412

4. 14, Tony Stewart, 412

5. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, 409

6. 55, McKenna Haase, 408

7. 67X, Parker Price-Miller, 407

8. 10H, Chad Kemenah, 407

9. 17W, Harli White, 406

10. 12N, Cole Duncan, 405

11. 17H, Jared Horstman, 405

12. 84, Scott Bogucki, 402

13. 53, Joe Beaver, 397

14. 23W, Scott Winters, 397

15. 77X, Alex Hill, 396

16. 5M, Troy Manteufel, 388

17. 75AU, Matt Egel, 387

18. 9, Matt Juhl, 386

19. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, 378

20. 99, Skylar Gee, 353

D Main (4 transfer)

1. 4J, Lee Grosz, 352

2. 71C, Stacey Alexander, 352

3. 95, Matt Covington, 350

4. 9N, Wade Nygaard, 342

5. 1J, Danny Jennings, 342

6. 45, Chuck Hebing, 339

7. 12, James Mosher, 339

8. 1B, Ryan Leavitt, 334

9. 52, Blake Hahn, 334

10. 40H, Howard Moore, 333

11. 35L, Cody Ledger, 332

12. 7, Michael Bookout, 331

13. 25, Dylan Peterson, 328

14. 16, Dustin Clark, 327

15. 22S, Sean McClelland, 327

16. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, 324

17. 10C, Jeremy Campbell, 319

18. 8M, Kade Morton, 319

19. 27B, Patrick Bourke, 316

20. 63, Brooke Tatnell, 315

E Main (4 transfer)

1. 93, Dustin Morgan, 314

2. 1A, John Anderson, 310

3. 9L, Hunter Lane, 310

4. X1, Mason Moore, 308

5. 33, Alan Zoutte, 307

6. 7M, Chance Morton, 305

7. 98, Chris Masters, 300

8. 9Z, Jared Goerges, 295

9. 38, Mike Dapra, 282

10. 26X, Josh Higday, 269

11. 53D, Jack Dover, 265

 

 

Tim Shaffer Tops Night #1 of the 27th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank!

Jamie Ball Leading the Points

by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 3, 2017) – Tim Shaffer led wire to wire to capture night #1 of the 27th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank Thursday night at Knoxville Raceway. The Aliquippa, Pennsylvania driver was paid $3,000 for his win aboard the Demyan/Rudzik Racing #49x. Jamie Ball emerged with the most points at 473, followed by Aaron Reutzel (471), Shaffer (470), Josh Baughman (467), Thomas Kennedy (467) and Seth Bergman (467).

A surreal and ferocious accident started the 20-lap feature event. Jon Agan was tagged from behind, setting off a chain of events that sent Sammy Swindell careening into the frontstretch fence. That collected Alex Hill, Rager Phillips, Harli White and Jordyn Brazier. White and Brazier were able to make repairs under the open red, while Joe Beaver and Aaron Reutzel had to replace top wings as well. Fortunately, no one was hurt.

When the green flew again, Shaffer led Josh Baughman, Thomas Kennedy, Agan and Jamie Ball. A battle ensued for the second spot between Kennedy and Baughman. While Baughman remained true to the low side, Kennedy shot around the cushion. With six laps in the books, Jonathan Cornell’s rear axle broke sending him sideways, collecting Beaver. Both would flip, but were uninjured.

While Shaffer pulled away again on the restart, the battle continued for second. Baughman finally prevailed on lap 12. Agan was reeling in Kennedy as well, as those two exchanged third three times, with Agan grabbing the spot on the white flag lap. Ian Madsen went up in smoke while running tenth with two to go.

Shaffer would enter traffic late, but prevailed at the line. It was the 50th Annual Knoxville Nationals champion’s first career 360 win here. Baughman followed, ahead of Agan, Kennedy and Ball. Aaron Reutzel, Danny Lasoski, Seth Brahmer, hard-charger Seth Bergman and Matt Moro completed the top ten.

Rager Phillips set quick time at 15.826 seconds, a 360 Nationals record. Shaffer, Brazier, Skylar Prochaska, Carson McCarl and Lasoski were heat winners. Bergman claimed the B main.

“It’s awesome,” said Shaffer in Victory Lane. “It’s about learning each other, learning the track, and doing the right things. We’re here to get seat time. I’ve been here a lot, but you’re always learning. (Crew Chief) Cody Jacobs gave me one heck of a race car tonight. At the end of the day, you have to put yourself in position for Saturday. We’re here to have a good time and race.”

“My guys gave me a great car and it took me a few laps to get comfortable with it,” said Bergman. “We were racing with Kennedy there for eight or ten laps. I couldn’t get him cleared, but once I did, we were running Shaff down. We were gaining a little bit. Maybe if we could have got to lapped traffic sooner, or had some more laps, we could have gotten to him. Congrats to him and his team.”

“We were good, but yet again we weren’t,” said Agan. “We tried to make the best of it and do everything we could. We had a new race car here last week. We really didn’t know what we had going in. I didn’t rotate the center real well and Kennedy got past me. He came to the bottom, but we didn’t touch. He opened up his entry a little bit and we were able to take it.”

The 27th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank continues Thursday night, August 4! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com! Knoxville Raceway - Sprint Car Capital of the World! www.knoxvilleraceway.com Home to a 1/2 mile dirt, oval race track. Provides information about events, drivers, rules, results, history, tickets, schedule and entry forms.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (4), 15.826 (New Event Record); 2. 23, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (8), 15.955; 3. 18M, Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. (11), 15.976; 4. 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (14), 15.976; 5. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (10), 16.008; 6. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (7), 16.013; 7. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (20), 16.087; 8. 14, Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN (2), 16.094; 9. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (29), 16.121; 10. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (9), 16.122; 11. 23W, Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN (1), 16.166; 12. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (18), 16.171; 13. 1, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (17), 16.182; 14. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Wisner, NE (36), 16.207; 15. 17B, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (22), 16.241; 16. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (13), 16.279; 17. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (27), 16.284; 18. 75AU, Matt Egel, Adelaide, SA, Aust. (12), 16.286; 19. 6, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (26), 16.291; 20. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (28), 16.303; 21. 3S, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (33), 16.331; 22. 5H, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (25), 16.346; 23. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (15), 16.350; 24. 23D, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (21), 16.432; 25. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (35), 16.455; 26. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (6), 16.466; 27. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Maroochydore, QLD, A (41), 16.499; 28. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (19), 16.510; 29. 12, James Mosher, Albuquerque, NM (3), 16.525; 30. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (16), 16.571; 31. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (42), 16.640; 32. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (34), 16.664; 33. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (40), 16.687; 34. 1J, Danny Jennings, Norman, OK (31), 16.706; 35. 45, Chuck Hebing, Ontario, NY (32), 16.718; 36. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (38), 16.724; 37. 9L, Hunter Lane, Milo, IA (24), 16.798; 38. 8M, Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (30), 16.803; 39. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (39), 16.922; 40. 27B, Patrick Bourke, Gypsum, CO (37), 16.998; 41. 93, Dustin Morgan, Tulsa, OK (23), 17.167; 42. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (43), 17.456; 43. 98, Chris Masters, Napa, CA (5), 18.348

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.7: 1. Tim Shaffer (3); 2. Joe Beaver (7); 3. Sammy Swindell (2); 4. Aaron Reutzel (5); 5. Rager Phillips (6); 6. Scott Winters (4); 7. Blake Hahn (8); 8. Skylar Gee (1); DNS 9. Dustin Morgan (9);

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.1: 1. Jordyn Brazier (1); 2. Matt Moro (3); 3. Cory Eliason (2); 4. Jon Agan (4); 5. Calvin Landis (5); 6. Seth Bergman (6); 7. Matt Covington (7); 8. Alan Zoutte (9); 9. Hunter Lane (8);

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.8: 1. Skylar Prochaska (2); 2. Thomas Kennedy (4); 3. Alex Hill (1); 4. Ian Madsen (6); 5. Tony Stewart (5); 6. Matt Egel (3); 7. Lee Grosz (7); 8. Kade Morton (8); 9. Chris Masters (9);

Heat four, 8 Laps, 2:15.0: 1. Carson McCarl (1); 2. Jamie Ball (3); 3. Devon Dobie (2); 4. Seth Brahmer (4); 5. Danny Jennings (5); 6. Jonathan Cornell (6); 7. Cody Ledger (7); DNS 8. James Mosher (8);

Heat six, 8 Laps, 2:14.8: 1. Danny Lasoski (3); 2. Josh Baughman (4); 3. Harli White (1); 4. Davey Heskin (2); 5. Ryan Roberts (6); 6. Tyler Groenendyk (5); 7. Patrick Bourke (8); 8. Chuck Hebing (7);

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:29.9: 1. Seth Bergman (2); 2. Rager Phillips (1); 3. Calvin Landis (5); 4. Jonathan Cornell (3); 5. Tyler Groenendyk (7); 6. Ryan Roberts (4); 7. Tony Stewart (6); 8. Matt Egel (9); 9. Lee Grosz (13); 10. Scott Winters (8); 11. Matt Covington (12); 12. Chuck Hebing (15); 13. Cody Ledger (17); 14. Skylar Gee (10); 15. Blake Hahn (16); 16. Danny Jennings (14); 17. Dustin Morgan (19); 18. James Mosher (11); 19. Kade Morton (18); 20. Patrick Bourke (20); 21. Alan Zoutte (22); 22. Chris Masters (21); DNS 23. Hunter Lane (23);

A main, 20 Laps, NT: 1. Tim Shaffer (1); 2. Josh Baughman (2); 3. Jon Agan (5); 4. Thomas Kennedy (4); 5. Jamie Ball (6); 6. Aaron Reutzel (7); 7. Danny Lasoski (11); 8. Seth Brahmer (3); 9. Seth Bergman (21); 10. Matt Moro (9); 11. Davey Heskin (16); 12. Carson McCarl (10); 13. Cory Eliason (13); 14. Skylar Prochaska (14); 15. Calvin Landis (23); 16. Harli White (19); 17. Devon Dobie (15); 18. Jordyn Brazier (17); 19. Ian Madsen (8); 20. Jonathan Cornell (24); 21. Joe Beaver (20); 22. Sammy Swindell (12); 23. Alex Hill (18); 24. Rager Phillips (22). Lap Leader: Shaffer 1-20. Hard Charger: Bergman

27th Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank Event Points (as of Thursday, August 3, 2017)

1. 5J Jamie Ball-473

2. 87 Aaron Reutzel-471

3. 49X Tim Shaffer-470

4. 17B Josh Baughman-467

5. 1 Thomas Kennedy-467

6. 23 Seth Bergman-467

7. 4 Jon Agan-465

8. 13V Seth Brahmer-451

9. 18M Ian Madsen-451

10. 1M Danny Lasoski-450

11. 70 Calvin Landis-448

12. 2M Matt Moro-447

13. 6 Carson McCarl-442

14. 22 Rager Phillips-442

15. 28 Jonathan Cornell-441

16. 35 Skylar Prochaska-430

17. 5H Cory Eliason-428

18. 56N Davey Heskin-423

19. 18 Ryan Roberts-420

20. 23D Devon Dobie-416

21. 21AU Jordyn Brazier-414

22. 3S Sammy Swindell-412

23. 14-Tony Stewart-412

24. 17 Tyler Groenendyk-409

25. 17W Harli White-406

26. 53 Joe Beaver-397

27. 23W Scott Winters-397

28. 77X Alex Hill-396

29. 75AU Matt Egel-387

30. 99 Skylar Gee-353

31. 4J Lee Grosz-352

32. 95 Matt Covington-350

33. 1J Danny Jennings-342

34. 45 Chuck Hebing-339

35. 12 James Mosher-339

36. 52 Blake Hahn-334

37. 35L Cody Ledger-332

38. 8M Kade Morton-319

39. 27B Patrick Bourke-316

40. 93 Dustin Morgan-314

41. 9L Hunter Lane-310

42. 33 Alan Zoutte-307

43. 98 Chris Masters-300

 

 

Rico and Nienhiser Illinois Sprintweek Winners with Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by Open Wheel 101!

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(Bill W) July 31, 2017 – Rico Abreu and Paul Nienhiser headlined the winners of last weekend’s Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com action. After the first two nights of Illinois Sprintweek were a wash, Abreu was victorious at Jacksonville Speedway on Friday. Nienhiser picked up his win Saturday at Macon Speedway. It was his second with the Midwest Thunder Sprints. Texas ace Aaron Reutzel picked up a cool $10,000 for winning the Barb Wieskus Classic at Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota Friday, while Terry McCarl won in weekly action at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday.
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The “Month of Money” enters the Midwest, and the next fortnight will be busy for the Midwest Thunder Sprints. This Friday and Saturday, I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri will host the “Ironman 55”. On Sunday, the “Cappy Classic” will commence at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa. Monday, the $20,000 to win Front Row Challenge will be at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. Back at Knoxville, the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals will get underway August 9-12.

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Mon, Aug 7 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Thur, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)
Sat, Aug 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals

Current Point Standings (Through 7/29/17)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 711 (3)

Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 696 (5)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 547 (4)

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 480 (4)

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 463 (2)

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 414

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 349 (2)

David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 341 (1)

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 316 (1)

Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 300 (1)

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 288 (1)

Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 264 (1)

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 264

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 259 (1)

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 237

Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA, 218

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 185

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 173 (1)

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 168 (1)

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 160 (2)

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 151

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 142

Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO, 140 (1)

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 137 (1)

Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN, 136

Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 126

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 125

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 121

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 110

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 107

Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 86

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 82

Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 81

Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH, 80 (1)

Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 75

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 74

Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 72

Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 70

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 68

Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 66

Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 64 (1)

Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 64

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 63

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 61

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 59

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 58

Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD, 58

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 54

Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 54 (1)

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 53

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

AJ Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 43

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 40

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 40

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 40

Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 39

Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 35

Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 32

Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 30

Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 28

Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA, 26

Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust., 25

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 22

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 22

Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA, 22

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 20

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 20

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 20

Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 18

Scott Bogucki, McLaren, SA, Aust., 18

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 18

Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 18

Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 18

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 16

Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA, 16

Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN, 16

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 14

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 14

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 14

Andrew Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 12

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 12

Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 12

Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA, 12

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 10

Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA, 10

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Eric Schulz, Sioux Falls, SD, 8

Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 6

Caleb Armstrong, New Castle, IN, 6

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 6

Bill Boles, Harris, IA, 6

AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 6

Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 6

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA, 4

Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 4

Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA, 4

Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 4

Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 4

Dean Brown, Springfield, MN, 4

Matt Vandervere, Zion, IL, 2

Max Stambaugh, Lima, OH, 2

John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, SD, 2

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 2

Trevor Serbus, Olivia, MN, 2

Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 2

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

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

Thur, June 8 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, June 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sun, June 11 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars (Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH)
Tue, June 13 – Eagle Raceway (NE) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, June 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, June 17 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD)
Sat, June 17 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Rain)
Tue, June 20 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, June 23 – West Liberty (IA) Speedway WoO (Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK)
Fri, June 23 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH)
Sat, June 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO)
Tue, June 27 – The Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Thur, June 29 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO (Rain)
Fri, June 30 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA)
Sat, July 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Thur, July 6 - Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO (Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN)
Fri, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, July 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, July 14 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA)

Sat, July 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND)
Sat, July 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Wed, July 26 – Peoria Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rain)
Thur, July 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rain)
Fri, July 28 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX)
Fri, July 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA)
Sat, July 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, July 29 – Macon Speedway (IL) MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Fri, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO
Sat, Aug 5 – I-55 Raceway “Ironman 55” (MO) WoO
Sun, Aug 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic
Mon, Aug 7 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Thur, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)
Sat, Aug 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 18 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

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

Point System

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

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

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Terry McCarl Doubles His Fun at Knoxville!

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 29, 2017) – Terry McCarl swept the night in both the 410 sprint car class and with the Lucas Oil ASCS 360 Series Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway on Weiler Night. It was the fourth time that the National Sprint Car Hall of Famer from Altoona, Iowa has pulled off that feat at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World”. Both features paid $4,000 to McCarl, as he claimed his 58th in the 410 class, and his seventh in the 360 division.

A three-wide battle for the lead on the first lap of the 410 feature was won early by Jamie Veal. Terry McCarl, Dustin Selvage, Matt Juhl and Brian Brown followed. Dakota Hendrickson made a strong move from sixth to third on the second lap, while Brown got over the cushion in turn three.

Rico Abreu spun in turn three, bringing out the first caution of the race with three laps down. Veal led McCarl, Hendrickson, Juhl and Kerry Madsen back to green. Madsen threw a slider on Juhl to gain fourth on the restart, while his brother Ian moved into the top five. Hendrickson would spin from his third place spot eight laps in, bringing another caution.

On the restart a fifth running Juhl spun after contacting Ian Madsen, setting up the last green flag run. Great racing ensued at that point, as McCarl tried running down Veal for the lead, while the brothers Madsen duked it out for third. Brown also entered that fray.

Veal would jump the cushion in turn three with four laps to go, as McCarl drove by. Kerry Madsen would claim second a lap later, while Brooke Tatnell would claim third with two laps to go after transferring out of the B and starting 22nd. At the line, McCarl would win over Kerry Madsen, Tatnell, Ian Madsen and Veal. Brown, Austin McCarl, Justin Henderson, Tim Kaeding and Dustin Selvage would complete the top ten. Kerry Madsen would set quick time, while Ian Madsen, Brown, Henderson and RJ Johnson won the heats. Kaeding claimed the B main.

“I’ve got to thank my guys,” said McCarl in Victory Lane. “You guys don’t know how hard it is to get one car going, let alone two. (crew chief) Doug Rankin led the way. It takes a lot to do this. I have to thank my partners. A lot of times it’s better to run second. That was the case for me. Jamie is an incredible driver. I have the chance to race with him in Australia a lot. He’s definitely the best or one of the best over there. He was kind of in the wrong spot and I was able to search.”

The Lucas Oil ASCS 360 class saw 62 cars assembled. The 25-lap feature got off to a slow start. Tyler Groenendyk was battling up front when he spun, collecting Rager Phillips. Both were done. Nate Van Haaften tagged Groenendyk, and did a 360, but kept it going. Brian Brown and Terry McCarl narrowly avoided disaster.

McCarl would lead when the green fell again, ahead of Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sawyer Phillips, Ian Madsen and Brown. Brown would move by Madsen on lap three and then Phillips for third on lap five. McCarl entered lapped traffic on the eighth circuit. Brown continued his charge, passing Hafertepe for second on lap 11.

A lap later, Carson McCarl spun, bringing caution again. McCarl led Brown, Hafertepe, Phillips and Madsen back to green. Phillips would go up in smoke next, bringing a caution when he stalled with eleven laps to go. Tim Kaeding jumped into the top five at that point. Two laps after that green flag fell, it was the second-running Brown who faltered, bringing out another yellow flag.

McCarl led Hafertepe, Madsen, Kaeding and a surging Seth Bergman back to green for the last nine laps. Madsen and Bergman shot into second and third, when Kaeding threw a slider on Hafertepe that saw both get above the cushion. When the caution was thrown with three laps to go for debris, McCarl led Madsen, Bergman, Kaeding and Hafertepe.

McCarl would hold off the challenges of Madsen, ahead of Bergman, Hafertepe and Kaeding. Jamie Ball, hard-charger Wayne Johnson, Clint Garner, Ryan Giles and Jason Martin completed the top ten. Brown and McKenna Haase posted quick time in their respective groups, while Hafertepe, Kaeding, Jason Martin, Rager Phillips, Matt Egel and Calvin Landis won the heats. Dusty Zomer and Carson McCarl were B main winners.

“When you’re leading, it’s tough,” said McCarl. “You have guys like Brian Brown and Ian behind you. It’s hard to change it up on those restarts. We had the nose wing smashed up a bit and I was worried about that. The car was handling awesome though. Ever since Don Long gave me a call and asked me to run one of these Jaymie Moyle engines, I’ve just been having a blast!”

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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (31), 15.601; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (1), 15.748; 3. 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (26), 15.795; 4. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (6), 15.933; 5. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (18), 15.963; 6. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (17), 15.997; 7. 35, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (25), 16.063; 8. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (14), 16.176; 9. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (22), 16.189; 10. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 16.192; 11. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (29), 16.213; 12. 26, Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA (2), 16.231; 13. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (12), 16.258; 14. 70, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (3), 16.264; 15. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (33), 16.285; 16. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (16), 16.291; 17. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (32), 16.350; 18. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (11), 16.368; 19. 59H, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (19), 16.391; 20. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (4), 16.574; 21. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (24), 16.595; 22. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (27), 16.595; 23. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (23), 16.633; 24. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (8), 16.685; 25. 18H, Jason Kendrick, Perth, WA, Aust. (7), 16.702; 26. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (10), 16.721; 27. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (20), 16.761; 28. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (13), 16.928; 29. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (15), 16.946; 30. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (21), 17.033; 31. 1P, Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO (28), 17.479; 32. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (5), NT; 33. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (30), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.5: 1. Ian Madsen (3); 2. Tasker Phillips (1); 3. Rico Abreu (2); 4. Kerry Madsen (6); 5. Josh Schneiderman (4); 6. Thomas Kennedy (8); 7. Chris Martin (9); 8. Jason Kendrick (7); 9. Danny Lasoski (5)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.3: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Jordyn Brazier (1); 3. Austin McCarl (4); 4. Davey Heskin (7); 5. Tim Kaeding (2); 6. Clint Garner (3); 7. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 8. Bob Weuve (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.7: 1. Justin Henderson (2); 2. Dakota Hendrickson (3); 3. Jamie Veal (5); 4. Sawyer Phillips (1); 5. Brooke Tatnell (7); 6. Dustin Selvage (6); 7. AJ Moeller (4); 8. Curtis Evans (8)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.7: 1. RJ Johnson (1); 2. Terry McCarl (5); 3. Trey Starks (3); 4. Matt Juhl (6); 5. Bobby Mincer (2); 6. Tayler Malsam (4); 7. Spencer Bayston (7) DNS – Rager Phillips

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:39.3: 1. Tim Kaeding (1); 2. Brooke Tatnell (6); 3. Davey Heskin (5); 4. Sawyer Phillips (3) / 5. Thomas Kennedy (8); 6. Bobby Mincer (2); 7. Jason Kendrick (4); 8. Spencer Bayston (7); 9. Chris Martin (11); 10. Curtis Evans (10); 11. Bob Weuve (9) DNS – Rager Phillips, Danny Lasoski

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (3); 2. Kerry Madsen (5); 3. Brooke Tatnell (22); 4. Ian Madsen (7); 5. Jamie Veal (2); 6. Brian Brown (6); 7. Austin McCarl (8); 8. Justin Henderson (10); 9. Tim Kaeding (21); 10. Dustin Selvage (1); 11. Lynton Jeffrey (12); 12. Davey Heskin (23); 13. Josh Schneiderman (11); 14. Rico Abreu (15); 15. Matt Juhl (4); 16. Tasker Phillips (16); 17. RJ Johnson (14); 18. Trey Starks (13); 19. Clint Garner (20); 20. Tayler Malsam (18); 21. Dakota Hendrickson (9); 22. Jordyn Brazier (17); 23. Sawyer Phillips (24); 24. AJ Moeller (19). Lap Leaders: Veal 1-15, T. McCarl 16-20. Hard-charger: Tatnell.

360 Results

Time Trial Group #1 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (24), 16.160; 2. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (15), 16.258; 3. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (23), 16.427; 4. 18M, Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. (29), 16.429; 5. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (13), 16.543; 6. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (2), 16.553; 7. 82, Dusty Zomer, Brandon, SD (4), 16.588; 8. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (17), 16.652; 9. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.677; 10. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (28), 16.709; 11. 41, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (12), 16.724; 12. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (26), 16.796; 13. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (10), 16.801; 14. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (20), 16.838; 15. 36, Jason Martin, Lincoln, NE (19), 16.846; 16. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (22), 16.868; 17. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Wisner, NE (18), 16.883; 18. 26X, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (21), 16.908; 19. 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (6), 16.928; 20. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.936; 21. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (5), 16.958; 22. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (16), 16.999; 23. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (8), 17.010; 24. 45X, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (11), 17.029; 25. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (27), 17.048; 26. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (25), 17.108; 27. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (1), 17.165; 28. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (30), 17.259; 29. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (14), 17.304; 30. 40H, Howard Moore, Memphis, TN (9), 17.305; DQ (Light at Scales) 9L, Hunter Lane, Milo, IA (31)

Time Trial Group #2 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (7), 16.745; 2. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (28), 16.768; 3. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (10), 16.859; 4. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (3), 16.860; 5. 23, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (29), 16.878; 6. 5H, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (11), 16.890; 7. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (22), 16.893; 8. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (17), 16.910; 9. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (23), 16.934; 10. 45, Chuck Hebing, Ontario, NY (31), 16.938; 11. 26, Tayler Malsam, Seattle, WA (1), 16.948; 12. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (6), 16.965; 13. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 16.984; 14. 88, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX (5), 17.012; 15. 8M, Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (16), 17.059; 16. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (13), 17.061; 17. 75AU, Matt Egel, Adelaide, SA, Aust. (27), 17.088; 18. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.113; 19. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (30), 17.138; 20. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (12), 17.172; 21. 7M, Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (2), 17.266; 22. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (4), 17.300; 23. 23S, Stu Snyder, Waverly, NE (15), 17.325; 24. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (18), 17.344; 25. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (21), 17.377; 26. 77, John Klabunde, Fort Calhoun, NE (19), 17.453; 27. 17H, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD (9), 17.578; 28. 5MRP, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (25), 17.650; 29. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (20), 17.898; 30. 98, Chris Masters, Napa, CA (24), 17.916; 31. 1, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (26), 18.278.

Heat one Group #1 (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.6: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (3); 2. Joe Beaver (1); 3. Ian Madsen (5); 4. Brian Brown (6); 5. Dusty Zomer (4); 6. Jonathan Cornell (7); 7. Josh Baughman (8); 8. Cody Wehrle (9); 9. Christian Bowman (2); 10. Hunter Lane (11); 11. Dustin Clark (10)

Heat two Group #1 (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.1: 1. Tim Kaeding (2); 2. Terry McCarl (4); 3. Seth Brahmer (1); 4. Nate Van Haaften (6); 5. Ryan Giles (5); 6. Dominic Scelzi (3); 7. Cody Ledger (8); 8. Blake Hahn (9); 9. Mitchell Alexander (7); 10. Alex Hill (10)

Heat three Group #1 (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Jason Martin (2); 2. Jamie Ball (4); 3. Scott Bogucki (3); 4. Josh Higday (1); 5. Johnny Herrera (8); 6. Aaron Reutzel (5); 7. Matt Moro (6); 8. Harli White (7); 9. Howard Moore (10); 10. Ricky Montgomery (9)

Heat one Group #2 (started), 8 Laps, 2:22.6: 1. Rager Phillips (2); 2. Tyler Groenendyk (4); 3. Matt Covington (1); 4. Chuck Hebing (3); 5. Chris Martin (7); 6. McKenna Haase (6); 7. Troy Manteufel (5); 8. Tom Lenz (9); 9. Alan Zoutte (8); 10. Thomas Kennedy (10) DNS – Devin Kline

Heat two Group #2 (started), 8 Laps, 2:19.8: 1. Matt Egel (1); 2. Ryan Roberts (4); 3. Scottie McDonald (2); 4. Seth Bergman (5); 5. Sawyer Phillips (6); 6. Skylar Gee (7); 7. Tayler Malsam (3); 8. Stu Snyder (8); 9. John Klabunde (9); 10. John Anderson (10)

Heat three Group #2 (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.7: 1. Calvin Landis (1); 2. Jon Agan (6); 3. Wayne Johnson (3); 4. Clint Garner (4); 5. Kade Morton (2); 6. Carson McCarl (5); 7. Ryan Bickett (9); 8. Rob Weuve (8); 9. Chris Masters (10); 10. Chance Morton (7)

B main #1 (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Dusty Zomer (2); 2. Josh Baughman (12) / 3. Aaron Reutzel (1); 4. Jonathan Cornell (7); 5. Scott Bogucki (4); 6. Johnny Herrera (14); 7. Dominic Scelzi (3); 8. Cody Ledger (11); 9. Cody Wehrle (13); 10. Harli White (9); 11. Dustin Clark (18); 12. Howard Moore (20); 13. Mitchell Alexander (10); 14. Blake Hahn (16); 15. Hunter Lane (19); 16. Ricky Montgomery (15); 17. Alex Hill (17); 18. Seth Brahmer (5); 19. Josh Higday (8); 20. Joe Beaver (6) DNS – Christian Bowman

B main #2 (started), 12 Laps, 3:55.0: 1. Carson McCarl (2); 2. Wayne Johnson (5); 3. Matt Covington (8); 4. Troy Manteufel (1); 5. Skylar Gee (10); 6. Tayler Malsam (4); 7. Stu Snyder (11); 8. Chris Martin (9); 9. Scottie McDonald (6); 10. Ryan Bickett (15); 11. John Klabunde (16); 12. Tom Lenz (13); 13. Kade Morton (7); 14. John Anderson (17); 15. Chris Masters (18); 16. Alan Zoutte (12); 17. Chuck Hebing (3); 18. Rob Weuve (14); 19. Thomas Kennedy (19) DNS – Chance Morton, Devin Kline

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (5); 2. Ian Madsen (2); 3. Seth Bergman (12); 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (7); 5. Tim Kaeding (13); 6. Jamie Ball (9); 7. Wayne Johnson (24); 8. Clint Garner (16); 9. Ryan Giles (11); 10. Jason Martin (15); 11. Matt Moro (17); 12. Dusty Zomer (19); 13. McKenna Haase (10); 14. Nate Van Haaften (4); 15. Ryan Roberts (8); 16. Calvin Landis (20); 17. Josh Baughman (21); 18. Brian Brown (6); 19. Matt Egel (18); 20. Sawyer Phillips (1); 21. Carson McCarl (22); 22. Jon Agan (23); 23. Tyler Groenendyk (3); 24. Rager Phillips (14). Lap Leaders: T. McCarl 1-25. $200 Speedway Motors Hard-charger: W. Johnson. Howard Law $200: Van Haaften.

 

 

Brown Surges after Absence at Knoxville

By Bob Wilson

Knoxville Raceway, KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 22) – Brian Brown returned to Knoxville after a two-week absence and came away the 410 victor at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. Sawyer Phillips took the 360 feature and Matthew Stelzer was the victor in the 305 division with 3M as the title sponsor for the night.

With the week’s weather as hot as this grizzled scribe has ever seen, the track was in excellent shape for the final event of the evening as the two Madsen brothers sat on the pole of the 20-lap A Feature for 410s. Ian out-dragged Kerry to the first turn at the drop of the green with Brian Brown in tow heading down the back chute. Brown cleared Kerry Madsen on lap four and set up a multi-lap duel with Ian.

With both front-running drivers trading sliders, it looked to be a hotly contested duel and it did not disappoint. Lap 8 saw K. Madsen slow on the backstretch with his night coming to an end with engine problems. Meanwhile, Brown had made a pass of I. Madsen and would be scored for leading that lap. The next circuit would be yellowed as K. Madsen was unable to make his way into the pit area.

The restart saw “Brownie” scoot the bottom on the restart as Madsen then took to the top but was unable to make a challenge. It was at this point that Danny Lasoski came into the picture and on lap 11 he took the runner-up position coming out of turn two. One lap later Madsen took it back and that’s the way it would finish for the top three as Brown pulled away to take his 36th career win here at Knoxville. The victory placed him at seventh all time, just ahead of Knoxville legend Randy Smith.

Brown claimed $4,000 for the win with Ian Madsen, Lasoski, Davey Heskin and Tasker Phillips in that order. Rounding out the top ten were Brooke Tatnell, Dusty Zomer, Justin Henderson, Tim Kaeding and Aaron Reutzel in the 24-car field. Heat races were captured by Ian Madsen, Tim Kaeding and Tasker Phillips. Dakota Hendrickson won the B Main.

The 360 A Feature was a dandy too as close racing at the front of the pack made for exciting viewing. Young Devin Kline grabbed the top spot from his pole position at the outset with “old timer” Tom Lenz in pursuit and Kline’s teammate Jamie Ball in third. A yellow appeared early in the 18-lapper when visiting Aaron Reutzel performed a near spin on the backstretch but kept going. The restart found Kline holding his position and Ball getting by Lenz in turn three. Kline and Ball then roared around Knoxville’s big half mile in close proximity full tilt.

With Ball inching ever closer to the frontrunner, the twosome were nearly side by side at the end of six miles as fifth row starter Sawyer Phillips came into contention. Lap 13 saw Ball take the top spot as a yellow flag showed for a near spin of a car at the scoreboard. Ball was able to hold his position for two additional laps but the surging Phillips took the point away on the 17th go-around and pulled away for the $1,250 win, his second career here. Trailing closely were Ball and Kline as Clint Garner and Ryan Giles completed the top five. Matt Moro, Calvin Landis, Josh Baughman, Aaron Reutzel and Matt Engel rounded out the top ten. Qualifying heat races were won by Baughman, Ball, Reutzel and Stu Snyder. Dustin Clark captured the B Main.

Matthew Stelzer took his fifth career win at Knoxville in the 305 division. It had been three years in coming for the Nebraskan. He led the entire 15-lap distance except for the initial lap which was owned by Kelby Watt. Stelzer, who has suffered from engine difficulties throughout the season pulled away from the field to take the $400 win by using the bottom portion of the track. Two yellows flew during the event with the first being for Ryan Leavitt who broke an axel while running fifth and parked it backwards against the turn two fence. The second yellow happened toward the end of lap 13 when a three-car skirmish took place in turn 4. No injuries were reported from that incident.

Following Stelzer were Watt, Chris Walraven, division leader Eric Bridger and Mike Mayberry. Completing the top ten were Tyler Glass, Evan Epperson, Joe Simbro, Jon Hughes and Brandon Worthington. Heat events were won by Leavitt and Evan Epperson.

A combined total of 79 cars from all three divisions competed on the evening. At intermission a huge candy drop was staged for children ages 1-12 on the front stretch. Join us next week when Wyler Corporation will present the final July show for this season. KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA July 22, 2017

410 RESULTS

Time Trial 1, 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (2), 15.276; 2. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (15), 15.322; 3. 2, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust (20), 15.342; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (16), 15.413; 5. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (22), 15.429; 6. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (3), 15.525; 7. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust (10), 15.559; 8. 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (30), 15.566; 9. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (18), 15.571; 10. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (26), 15.578; 11. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 15.581; 12. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (6), 15.599; 13. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (1), 15.614; 14. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (27), 15.659; 15. 59, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (14), 15.683; 16. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (4), 15.691; 17. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (29), 15.696; 18. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 15.739; 19. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (24), 15.779; 20. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (13), 15.792; 21. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (11), 15.793; 22. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (5), 15.795; 23. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (19), 15.83; 24. 26, Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA (23), 15.857; 25. 4K, Jason Kendrick, Perth, WA, Aust. (25), 15.863; 26. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (28), 15.915; 27. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (21), 16.005; 28. 19L, Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI (17), 16.15; 29. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (7), 16.35; 30. 12W, Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI (9), 17.188; Heat 1, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Ian Madsen (4); 2. Danny Lasoski (2); 3. Brian Brown (6); 4. Dusty Zomer (3); 5. Brooke Tatnell (5); 6. Jordyn Brazier (1); 7. Jason Kendrick (9); 8. Todd King (10); Heat 2, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Tim Kaeding (1); 2. AJ Moeller (2); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 4. Terry McCarl (3); 5. Dustin Selvage (4); 6. Aaron Reutzel (7); 7. Austin McCarl (5); 8. Bobby Mincer (9); 9. Dakota Hendrickson (8); 10. Bob Weuve (10); Heat 3, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Tasker Phillips (1); 2. Justin Henderson (2); 3. Josh Schneiderman (3); 4. Kerry Madsen (6); 5. Matt Juhl (4); 6. Davey Heskin (5); 7. RJ Johnson (9); 8. Josh Baughman (7); 9. Tayler Malsam (8); 10. Josh Walter (10); B Feature 1, 12 Laps, No Time: 1. Dakota Hendrickson (2); 2. Rager Phillips (1); 3. Jason Kendrick (4); 4. Bobby Mincer (5); 5. Tayler Malsam (3); 6. RJ Johnson (6); 7. Todd King (7); 8. Bob Weuve (8); 9. Josh Walter (9); A Feature 1, 20 Laps, No Time: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Ian Madsen (2); 3. Danny Lasoski (6); 4. Davey Heskin (10); 5. Tasker Phillips (9); 6. Brooke Tatnell (5); 7. Dusty Zomer (12); 8. Justin Henderson (14); 9. Tim Kaeding (7); 10. Aaron Reutzel (19); 11. Austin McCarl (15); 12. Terry McCarl (17); 13. Matt Juhl (16); 14. Dustin Selvage (11); 15. AJ Moeller (8); 16. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 17. Dakota Hendrickson (21); 18. Josh Schneiderman (13); 19. Jordyn Brazier (18); 20. Rager Phillips (22); 21. Jason Kendrick (23); 22. Bobby Mincer (24); 23. Josh Baughman (20); 24. Kerry Madsen (1);

360 RESULTS

Time Trial 1, 1. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (1), 16.097; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (26), 16.115; 3. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.121; 4. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (27), 16.146; 5. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (12), 16.216; 6. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (5), 16.239; 7. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (23), 16.261; 8. 5MRP, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (2), 16.381; 9. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (11), 16.479; 10. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.545; 11. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (3), 16.601; 12. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (19), 16.649; 13. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (25), 16.7; 14. 75AU, Matt Egel, Adelaide, SA, Aust. (17), 16.705; 15. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (28), 16.708; 16. 41, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (10), 16.71; 17. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (6), 16.73; 18. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (33), 16.733; 19. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (18), 16.783; 20. 23S, Stu Snyder, Waverly, NE (16), 16.8; 21. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (0), 16.909; 22. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (22), 16.912; 23. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (32), 16.915; 24. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (29), 16.93; 25. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (20), 16.931; 26. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (31), 16.94; 27. 11, Trey Smith, St. Joseph, MI (13), 16.978; 28. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (14), 17.128; 29. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (21), 17.179; 30. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (30), 17.304; 31. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.376; 32. 38, Mike Dapra, Gillette, WY (24), 18.6; 33. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (15), 99.998; 34. 9L, Hunter Lane, Milo, IA (8), 99.999; Heat 1, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Josh Baughman (4); 2. Matt Moro (6); 3. Troy Manteufel (3); 4. McKenna Haase (2); 5. Tom Lenz (5); 6. Stacey Alexander (8); 7. Dylan Peterson (9); 8. Dustin Clark (1); 9. Ricky Montgomery (7); Heat 2, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Jamie Ball (4); 2. Clint Garner (6); 3. Chris Morgan (1); 4. Christian Bowman (2); 5. Matt Egel (3); 6. Tyler Groenendyk (5); 7. Harli White (7); 8. John Anderson (8); 9. Hunter Lane (9); Heat 3, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Aaron Reutzel (2); 2. Joe Beaver (3); 3. Cody Wehrle (1); 4. Chris Martin (4); 5. Ryan Giles (5); 6. Calvin Landis (6); 7. Alan Zoutte (8); 8. Trey Smith (7); Heat 4, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Stu Snyder (2); 2. Sawyer Phillips (4); 3. Nate Van Haaften (6); 4. Devin Kline (5); 5. Mitchell Alexander (1); 6. Rob Weuve (7); 7. Dominic Scelzi (3); B Feature 1, 10 Laps, No Time: 1. Dustin Clark (2); 2. Cody Wehrle (3); 3. Stacey Alexander (9); 4. Ricky Montgomery (5); 5. Harli White (6); 6. Dylan Peterson (13); 7. Mitchell Alexander (4); 8. Rob Weuve (8); 9. John Anderson (10); 10. Alan Zoutte (11); 11. Hunter Lane (14); 12. Trey Smith (7); A Feature 1, 18 Laps, No Time: 1. Sawyer Phillips (9); 2. Jamie Ball (4); 3. Devin Kline (1); 4. Clint Garner (7); 5. Ryan Giles (10); 6. Matt Moro (8); 7. Calvin Landis (3); 8. Josh Baughman (5); 9. Aaron Reutzel (13); 10. Matt Egel (18); 11. Tyler Groenendyk (11); 12. Chris Martin (15); 13. Tom Lenz (2); 14. McKenna Haase (17); 15. Joe Beaver (12); 16. Chris Morgan (20); 17. Stacey Alexander (23); 18. Nate Van Haaften (6); 19. Troy Manteufel (16); 20. Cody Wehrle (22); 21. Stu Snyder (14); 22. Dustin Clark (21); 23. Ricky Montgomery (24); 24. Christian Bowman (19);

305 RESULTS

Time Trial 1, 1. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (7), 16.925; 2. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (4), 17.037; 3. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.159; 4. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (14), 17.24; 5. 1B, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (6), 17.344; 6. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (8), 17.366; 7. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (1), 17.366; 8. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (5), 17.38; 9. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (2), 17.43; 10. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (12), 17.457; 11. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (11), 17.537; 12. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (16), 17.583; 13. 51, Corey Kautz, Estherville, IA (10), 17.583; 14. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (3), 17.654; 15. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (13), 17.693; 16. 64, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (9), 18.952; Heat 1, 6 Laps, No Time: 1. Ryan Leavitt (4); 2. Rob Kubli (1); 3. Matthew Stelzer (3); 4. Brandon Worthington (8); 5. Chris Walraven (5); 6. Corey Kautz (7); 7. Jon Hughes (2); 8. Kade Higday (6); Heat 2, 6 Laps, No Time: 1. Evan Epperson (2); 2. Chris Horton (1); 3. Eric Bridger (6); 4. Mike Mayberry (4); 5. Kelby Watt (5); 6. Joe Simbro (3); 7. Tyler Glass (7); 8. Casey Greubel (8); A Feature 1, 15 Laps, No Time: 1. Matthew Stelzer (2); 2. Kelby Watt (1); 3. Chris Walraven (3); 4. Eric Bridger (5); 5. Mike Mayberry (7); 6. Tyler Glass (15); 7. Evan Epperson (4); 8. Joe Simbro (11); 9. Jon Hughes (13); 10. Brandon Worthington (12); 11. Corey Kautz (14); 12. Rob Kubli (8); 13. Ryan Leavitt (6); 14. Chris Horton (9); 15. Casey Greubel (16);

 

 

Mark Dobmeier Beefs Up at Knoxville Raceway!

Clint Garner Wins 360 Thriller, Rookie Kelby Watt Wins in 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 15, 2017) – Mark Dobmeier will be taking the beef back to Grand Forks, North Dakota after conquering South Central Co-op Night at Knoxville Raceway and the Marion County Fair Saturday. In addition to the $4,000 winner’s share, the driver of the Jimco Racing/Polaris #13 took home a half a beef as well for his 14th career victory here. Clint Garner won an exciting 360 feature that saw four lead changes, while sixteen-year-old Kelby Watt led the distance to score his first career win with the 305 class. Brad Moyer won a special DTRA Dirt Truck main event.

The 20-lap 410 feature got off to a rocky start to say the least. After a false start, Sawyer Phillips spun in turn four on the next try. The third try was not a charm, as Austin McCarl flipped wildly in turn one. Newcomer Jason Kendrick also flipped against the wall in turn one. Both were unhurt.

Terry McCarl had gotten the jump on the first few tries, but Mark Dobmeier would sail out to the lead once it counted ahead of Terry, Lynton Jeffrey, Danny Lasoski and Dustin Selvage. Lasoski would move into third by lap four, and with six laps in, Justin Henderson spun in turn four while running sixth.

Dobmeier pulled away on that restart as well, riding the cushion. Behind him, McCarl and Lasoski went at it like they have over the last four decades for the runner-up spot. One last caution for a spun Sawyer Phillips slowed things one more time, but Dobmeier would pull away and had no peer here tonight.

Terry McCarl was second at the line, ahead of Lasoski, Tim Kaeding and Selvage. Dakota Hendrickson made a last lap pass for sixth, followed by Matt Juhl, Josh Schneiderman, Scott Bogucki and hard-charger Tasker Phillips. Jeffrey crossed the line fourth, but was disqualified for pulling toward his pit stall, and his crew touching the car before going to the scales. Dobmeier set quick time, while Brooke Tatnell, who won his heat, but lost a motor in the process. Schneiderman and Rager Phillips were other heat winners. The three Phillips brothers made a bit of history, as they were the first trio of brothers to compete here in the 410 class since Bob, Mike and Denny Houseman in the 1983 Knoxville Nationals.

“Perfect!” said Dobmeier in Victory Lane next to his prize steer. “We like steak! I appreciated the number of restarts we had. Terry McCarl is the king of restarts when you’re starting side by side. He got me the first couple of times, but it was nice to get an opportunity to get him back. Our crew has been working hard all year long. We’ve had a strong car wherever we’ve gone…short tracks or big tracks. We’re just finally getting some wins to prove it.”

Calvin Landis shot out to an early lead in the 18-lap 360 feature, ahead of Tyler Groenendyk and Clint Garner. Groenendyk would slide in front of Landis to lead lap two, while point leader, Matt Moro snuck into fourth. By lap three, Jamie Ball had entered the top five as well.

As the leaders got into traffic, Groenendyk hesitated on the low side of three, allowing Landis back by on lap seven. The following two laps, a blanket could have been thrown over the top three, as Garner moved into second in heavy lapped traffic. Meanwhile, Ball and Moro were battling for the fourth spot.

Garner reeled in Landis in lapped traffic, reminiscent of their tangle a week ago that took them both out. This time, Garner was able to slide across turn three and take the point on lap 12. Four laps later, Ball moved by Landis in turn two for second. The only caution of the event came with two laps to go, when Devin Kline went up in smoke. Joe Beaver and Sawyer Phillips also piled their mounts together in turn two. No one was hurt.

Garner pulled away from Ball on the restart to win his 32nd career 360 feature here. Ryan Giles, Moro and Landis followed them. Tim Kaeding, Nate Van Haaften, Groenendyk, hard-charger Jason Martin and Chris Martin rounded out the top ten. Moro set quick time, while Landis, Giles and Ball won the heats. Chris Morgan claimed the B.

“We had a long week at the shop,” said Garner, who got upside down with Landis a week ago. “I didn’t spend enough time last winter getting prepared. I’ve got great people behind me. It’s just about putting the time in when it’s cold. To get results like that with a car that we hadn’t been in, and our second engine was really good. I can’t say enough about my guys. We all worked our butts off.”

The 15-lap 305 feature got off to an ugly start. Brandon Worthington spun, collecting Corey Kautz, while Christopher Scank flipped in turn two. No one was injured. Young Kelby Watt was steady from the front row and found the bottom groove to his liking in route to his first career sprint car win. Once back green, the race went non-stop.

The best battles on the track came from point leader Eric Bridger, who moved up to third by lap three, but was challenged and passed with two to go by Kade Higday. Tyler Glass tucked in behind Watt and followed him all the way to the checkers, ahead of Higday, Bridger and Ryan Leavitt. Chris Walraven, Rob Kubli, Evan Epperson, Matthew Stelzer and Chase Rudolf completed the top ten. Bridger set down quick time and won his heat. Chris Horton took the second heat.

“It was a fun race,” said the youngster in Victory Lane. “This is my first season. I’m only sixteen years old. I’m proud of my crew. We work hard on this car every day. I’m just so happy that we could make it here. I can’t thank my sponsors enough.”

Brad Moyer passed Tony Moro on lap two and led the rest of the 12-lap distance to claim the DTRA Dirt Truck feature. It was Moyer’s first win at Knoxville. Bret Moyer was second, followed by Eric Lundstrom, Tony Moro and Lou Sipolt.

Marion County Fair activities continue this week with tomorrow’s Outlaw Caged Kart racing here, as well as the Dynamic Drivelines Dirt Duel for IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour Modifieds and Sport Mods Thursday, July 20. Next Saturday night, July 22 is 3M Night! All three sprint car classes will again be in action! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!
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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (7), 15.433; 2. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (11), 15.556; 3. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (12), 15.579; 4. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (15), 15.579; 5. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (25), 15.647; 6. 59, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (18), 15.668; 7. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (6), 15.713; 8. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (24), 15.718; 9. 17A, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 15.720; 10. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (14), 15.739; 11. 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (8), 15.753; 12. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (4), 15.769; 13. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (13), 15.780; 14. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (22), 15.853; 15. 7X, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (3), 15.883; 16. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (1), 15.907; 17. 4K, Jason Kendrick, Perth, WA, Aust. (23), 15.908; 18. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (5), 15.941; 19. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (20), 15.982; 20. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (26), 15.986; 21. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (16), 16.115; 22. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (2), 16.174; 23. 29, Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL (10), 16.199; 24. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (21), 16.304; 25. 1P, Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO (17), 16.394; 26. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (19), 16.534;

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.0: 1. Brooke Tatnell (3); 2. Tim Kaeding (2); 3. Danny Lasoski (4); 4. Mark Dobmeier (6); 5. Dakota Hendrickson (1); 6. Austin McCarl (5); 7. Bobby Mincer (8); 8. RJ Johnson (7); 9. Curtis Evans (9)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.9: 1. Josh Schneiderman (2); 2. Dustin Selvage (3); 3. Terry McCarl (6); 4. Matt Juhl (4); 5. Jason Kendrick (1); 6. AJ Moeller (5); 7. Tasker Phillips (7); 8. Bob Weuve (9); 9. Joey Moughan (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.6: 1. Rager Phillips (1); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 3. Bronson Maeschen (3); 4. Justin Henderson (5); 5. Sawyer Phillips (2); 6. Scott Bogucki (7); 7. Carson McCarl (4); 8. Davey Heskin (8)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Mark Dobmeier (2); 2. Terry McCarl (1); 3. Danny Lasoski (3); 4. Tim Kaeding (12); 5. Dustin Selvage (5); 6. Dakota Hendrickson (13); 7. Matt Juhl (10); 8. Josh Schneiderman (8); 9. Scott Bogucki (15); 10. Tasker Phillips (20); 11. Bronson Maeschen (14); 12. Rager Phillips (11); 13. RJ Johnson (22); 14. AJ Moeller (9); 15. Bob Weuve (19); 16. Curtis Evans (21); 17. Sawyer Phillips (16); 18. Bobby Mincer (17); 19. Joey Moughan (24); 20. Justin Henderson (6); 21. Carson McCarl (23); 22. Austin McCarl (9); 23. Jason Kendrick (18); 24. Lynton Jeffrey (4). Lap Leader: Dobmeier 1-20. Hard-charger: T. Phillips.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (18), 16.235; 2. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (6), 16.310; 3. 5MRP, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.321; 4. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (7), 16.345; 5. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (4), 16.356; 6. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (23), 16.397; 7. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (1), 16.428; 8. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (22), 16.476; 9. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (15), 16.520; 10. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.545; 11. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (9), 16.569; 12. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (2), 16.619; 13. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (27), 16.634; 14. 75AU, Matt Egel, Adelaide, SA, Aust. (20), 16.652; 15. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (17), 16.703; 16. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (13), 16.719; 17. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (16), 16.832; 18. 36, Jason Martin, Lincoln, NE (14), 16.859; 19. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (25), 16.955; 20. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (11), 17.057; 21. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (26), 17.103; 22. 9S, Kyle Clark, Sapulpa, OK (3), 17.106; 23. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (28), 17.237; 24. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (24), 17.271; 25. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (19), 17.322; 26. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (12), 17.362; 27. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (21), 17.389; DQ (Light at the Scales) 7M, Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (10)

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.3: 1. Calvin Landis (2); 2. Tim Kaeding (1); 3. Matt Moro (6); 4. Tyler Groenendyk (4); 5. Joe Beaver (3); 6. Nate Van Haaften (5); 7. Sawyer Phillips (7); 8. Ricky Montgomery (9); 9. Kyle Clark (8); 10. Chance Morton (10)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.7: 1. Ryan Giles (6); 2. Tom Lenz (4); 3. Matt Egel (2); 4. Chris Martin (3); 5. Clint Garner (5); 6. Skylar Prochaska (1); 7. Chris Morgan (8); 8. Alan Zoutte (7); 9. John Anderson (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.1: 1. Jamie Ball (4); 2. McKenna Haase (2); 3. Jason Martin (1); 4. Devin Kline (6); 5. Christian Bowman (3); 6. Troy Manteufel (5); 7. Mitchell Alexander (7); 8. Stacey Alexander (9); 9. Rob Weuve (8)

B main (started), 8 Laps, 2:22.3: 1. Chris Morgan (3); 2. Rob Weuve (4); 3. John Anderson (6); 4. Alan Zoutte (1) / 5. Ricky Montgomery (5); 6. Stacey Alexander (7) DNS – Kyle Clark, Chance Morton

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

305 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 3 laps: 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (12), 17.142; 2. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (4), 17.143; 3. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (18), 17.170; 4. 1B, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (19), 17.175; 5. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (8), 17.286; 6. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (11), 17.349; 7. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (9), 17.361; 8. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.383; 9. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (3), 17.443; 10. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (5), 17.486; 11. 36, Christopher Scank, Cedar Rapids, IA (17), 17.515; 12. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (2), 17.550; 13. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (6), 17.585; 14. 64, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (1), 17.624; 15. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (10), 17.633; 16. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (13), 17.643; 17. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.757; 18. 8R, Chase Rudolf, Norwalk, IA (15), 17.872; 19. 51, Corey Kautz, Estherville, IA (16), 17.944.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:46.0: 1. Eric Bridger (6); 2. Tyler Glass (2); 3. Kelby Watt (3); 4. Kade Higday (5); 5. Rob Kubli (8); 6. Matthew Stelzer (7); 7. Christopher Scank (1); 8. Corey Kautz (10); 9. Mike Mayberry (4); 10. Jon Hughes (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.3: 1. Chris Horton (2); 2. Brandon Worthington (1); 3. Chris Walraven (3); 4. Ryan Leavitt (5); 5. Joe Simbro (4); 6. Evan Epperson (8); 7. Casey Greubel (7); 8. Chase Rudolf (9); 9. Kevin Hetrick (6)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:38.0: 1. Kelby Watt (2); 2. Tyler Glass (1); 3. Kade Higday (5); 4. Eric Bridger (6); 5. Ryan Leavitt (4); 6. Chris Walraven (7); 7. Rob Kubli (11); 8. Evan Epperson (14); 9. Matthew Stelzer (13); 10. Chase Rudolf (16); 11. Chris Horton (3); 12. Casey Greubel (15); 13. Mike Mayberry (10); 14. Joe Simbro (8); 15. Jon Hughes (18); 16. Brandon Worthington (9); 17. Christopher Scank (12); 18. Corey Kautz (17) DNS = Kevin Hetrick. Lap Leader: Watt 1-15. Hard-charger: Epperson.

DTRA Dirt Trucks Results

Heat one (started), 7 laps, NT: 1. 9, Lou Sipolt, Altoona, IA (2); 2. 98, Bret Moyer, Polk City, IA (6); 3. 7XJR, Andrew Clark, Des Moines, IA (5); 4. 17, Bryan Spangler, Des Moines, IA (4); 5. 2, Del Enos, Des Moines, IA (1); 6. 40J, Justin Schroeder, Coon Rapids, IA (3)

Heat two (started), 7 laps, 2:44.8: 1. 21, Brad Moyer, Alleman, IA (1); 2. 35, Eric Lundstrom, Berwick, IA (2); 3. 2m, Tony Moro, Polk City, IA (3); 4. 23, Steve Jackson, Polk City, IA (5); 5. 28, Anthony Moro, Polk City, IA (6); 6. 79, Shonn Mapes, Ankeny, IA (4)

A main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Brad Moyer (4); 2. Bret Moyer (3); 3. Eric Lundstrom (6); 4. Tony Moro (1); 5. Lou Sipolt (5); 6. Bryan Spangler (7); 7. Shonn Mapes (12); 8. Anthony Moro (10); 9. Del Enos (9); 10. Justin Schroeder (11); 11. Andrew Clark (2); 12. Steve Jackson (8). Lap Leaders: T. Moro 1, Brad Moyer 2-12. Hard-charger: Mapes.

 

 

Ian Madsen Scores Fifth Win with Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by Open Wheel 101!

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(Bill W) July 10, 2017 – Ian Madsen racked up his fourth win at the Knoxville Raceway this season on Saturday night. It was also his fifth win with the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com. On Thursday, Kraig Kinser picked up the World of Outlaws win at the rain-delayed Deer Creek Speedway near Spring Valley, Minnesota. Friday night, it was Kerry Madsen who recorded his third Midwest Thunder win of the year against the WoO at Cedar Lake Speedway near New Richmond, Wisconsin.
 

The schedule has seen sixteen different winners in 28 events. Kerry Madsen still sits atop the point race, ahead of Ian Madsen, Donny Schatz, Brad Sweet and Brian Brown. complete the top ten. David Gravel, Brooke Tatnell, Shane Stewart, Daryn Pittman and Austin McCarl round out the top ten.

With most of the WoO events completed on the schedule, more local racing should see some of the drivers from the Midwest elevating in the standings. This weekend, point eligible events will be run at both Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota on Friday and at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday.

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

Fri, July 14 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, July 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Current Point Standings (Through 6/17/17)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 653 (3)

Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 612 (5)

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 480 (4)

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 463 (2)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 447 (3)

David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 341 (1)

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 309

Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 300 (1)

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 237

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 236

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 229

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 207 (1)

Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 194 (1)

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 191

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 190

Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA, 188

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 185

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 173 (1)

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 168 (1)

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 151

Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN, 136

Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 126

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 120

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 110 (1)

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 88

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 86

Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 86

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 82

Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH, 80 (1)

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

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 75

Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 72

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 72

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 68

Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 66

Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 65

Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 64 (1)

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 59

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 58

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 54

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 53

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

Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 48

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 40

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 40

Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 40

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 32

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 30

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 25

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 20

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 20

Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA, 20

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 20

Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 18

Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 18

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 16

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 16

Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA, 16

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 16

Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA, 16

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 14

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 12

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 12

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 12

Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 12

Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA, 12

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 10

Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 10

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 6

Caleb Armstrong, New Castle, IN, 6

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 6

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 4

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA, 4

Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 4

Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA, 4

Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 4

Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 4

Scott Bogucki, McLaren, SA, Aust., 4

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

Matt Vandervere, Zion, IL, 2

Max Stambaugh, Lima, OH, 2

John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, SD, 2

Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 2

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

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

Thur, June 8 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, June 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sun, June 11 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars (Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH)
Tue, June 13 – Eagle Raceway (NE) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, June 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, June 17 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD)
Sat, June 17 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Rain)
Tue, June 20 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, June 23 – West Liberty (IA) Speedway WoO (Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK)
Fri, June 23 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH)
Sat, June 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO)
Tue, June 27 – The Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Thur, June 29 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO (Rain)
Fri, June 30 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA)
Sat, July 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)

Thur, July 6 - Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO (Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN)
Fri, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, July 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, July 14 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, July 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, July 21 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, July 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Wed, July 26 – Peoria Speedway (IL) MOWA
Thur, July 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, July 28 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Fri, July 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, July 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 29 – Macon Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO
Sat, Aug 5 – I-55 Raceway “Ironman 55” (MO) WoO
Sun, Aug 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic
Mon, Aug 7 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Thur, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)
Sat, Aug 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 18 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO

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

Point System

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

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

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

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Ian Madsen Scores Fourth of Season at Knoxville!

Jamie Ball Wins Race of Attrition in 360’s, Evan Epperson Wins First of Career in 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 8, 2017) – Ian Madsen increased his lead in the 410 point standings at Knoxville Raceway on Dennison Racing Tees/Jersey Freeze Night Saturday with his fourth win of the season and 11th in his career here. The St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia driver earned $4,000 for his victory aboard the KCP Racing #18. The biggest crowd of the season was in attendance on a beautiful night in Knoxville that saw a visit from Tony Stewart in the 410 class. The 360 feature saw a number of incidents, and in the end, it was Jamie Ball collecting his fourth career victory. The 305 feature resulted in the fourth first-time winner this season at Knoxville in that class when Evan Epperson came home with the checkers.

Before a lap could be completed in the 20-lap 410 feature, Josh Schneiderman and Rager Phillips spun. Carson Macedo, making his first start at Knoxville was collected in the incident and tipped over. The Californian was unhurt.

Brooke Tatnell led the field once the green flag flew, followed by Justin Henderson, Ian Madsen, Austin McCarl and Dustin Selvage. By lap six, the leaders were in lapped traffic. AJ Moeller spun nine laps in, bringing the only caution of the event.

Madsen used the restart to shoot by Henderson for second, while Tony Stewart entered the top five. Madsen ran down Tatnell, taking the lead for good on lap thirteen. He would pull away for the win, ahead of Tatnell, Henderson, Austin McCarl and Stewart. Selvage, Matt Juhl, Dakota Hendrickson, Terry McCarl and Davey Heskin rounded out the top ten. Madsen set quick time on the night, while Moeller, Heskin and Selvage won heat races.

“We’re having an awesome year and I can’t thank my team enough,” said Madsen in Victory Lane. “It’s all about teamwork, and it’s all about them. We’re having a lot of fun this year, and it’s great to be back in Victory Lane. I thought we were conservative at the start. When we had the yellow, I thought it was time to go. I was just thankful we could hold on for the win, and I thank all the fans for coming out tonight.”

Calvin Landis set the pace early in the 18-lap 360 feature over Clint Garner and Nate Van Haaften. Ryan Giles entered the top three, and Matt Moro moved into the top five before Chris Martin flipped hard in turn three. He was uninjured. Giles would spin after the green fell again, and Joe Beaver would spin to avoid him. That collected Matt Juhl, who along with Giles, would go off on the hook.

Landis continued to pace the field, ahead of Garner and Moro, who crossed over Van Haaften in taking the third spot. The leaders got back into traffic. Garner was reeling in Landis thirteen laps in. Landis was stuck on the low side of turn one behind a marker, when Garner got a run on the cushion. When Landis drifted up the racetrack, Garner hooked his left rear on the leader’s right front and crashed. Both drivers were o.k., but done.

Moro inherited the lead over Ball, Van Haaften, Sawyer Phillips and Devin Kline. TJ Artz was the next driver to get upside down, and he would do so on the restart in turn two. He was also o.k. Ball pursued Moro after the green fell before they completed lap 14, he was in the lead. One final caution came for Phillips who spun out of fourth place with two laps to go.

Ball cruised the final two circuits to win over Moro, Van Haaften, Beaver and Josh Baughman. Kline, McKenna Haase, Tom Lenz, hard-charger Chris Morgan and Phillips completed the top five. Giles set quick time over the field, while Haase, Devon Dobie and Moro won heats. Cody Wehrle claimed the B.

“I’m not so sure my motor didn’t have a problem,” said a happy Ball in Victory Lane. “It may have dropped a cylinder. It just all worked out. We had a good car at the end, but we were sitting sixth on lap six. I’ve seen Ian Madsen run the top and come off the bottom to get more speed. That’s what I did to get to fourth. Then I’d rather be lucky than good with those guys crashing out. It stinks for them, but it’s positive for us. We’ve had a heck of a year and my guys deserve this.”

Young Evan Epperson of Muscatine, Iowa led the 15-lap distance in the 305 feature. It appeared last week’s feature winner, Eric Bridger, would be a factor when he took second on lap two, but Matthew Stelzer had his car on the move as well. Stelzer shot into third on lap four, and took second from Bridger using the low side on lap seven.

Brad Comegys had a fourth place run going when he went off the track smoking on lap eight. That would eventually cause the only caution of the race with ten laps down. Stelzer had been pressuring the leader in traffic, but Epperson pulled away the last five laps to win his first career feature here. Stelzer hung onto second, ahead of Bridger, Kelby Watt and Mike Mayberry. Tyler Glass, Corey Kautz, Rob Kubli, Joe Simbro and Ryan Leavitt rounded out the top ten.

“I was just praying that no one was catching up to me towards the end,” said an elated Epperson. “It’s always been a dream for me to win a race at this track. I’ve been coming to the Nationals here every year since I’ve been about two. It’s been a long-time coming.”

Next Saturday night, July 15 is Marion County Co-op Night at the Marion County Fair! All three sprint car classes will again be in action! Also, don’t miss Parmalee in concert this Friday night, July 14! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!
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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (15), 15.364; 2. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (8), 15.514; 3. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (20), 15.737; 4. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (5), 15.747; 5. 59, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (1), 15.748; 6. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (14), 15.785; 7. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (2), 15.819; 8. 14, Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN (10), 15.819; 9. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (12), 15.823; 10. 3G, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (16), 15.888; 11. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 15.901; 12. 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (11), 15.971; 13. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (17), 15.980; 14. 5J, Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI (6), 15.986; 15. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (13), 16.031; 16. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.044; 17. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (3), 16.062; 18. 7w, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (21), 16.205; 19. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (19), 16.371; 20. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (4), 16.414; 21. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (7), 16.611.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.0: 1. AJ Moeller (2); 2. Ian Madsen (6); 3. Rager Phillips (1); 4. Matt Juhl (4); 5. Austin McCarl (5); 6. Carson Macedo (3); 7. Bobby Mincer (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.8: 1. Davey Heskin (1); 2. Terry McCarl (3); 3. Tony Stewart (4); 4. Justin Henderson (5); 5. Jeremy Schultz (2); 6. Brooke Tatnell (6); 7. Bob Weuve (7)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Dustin Selvage (3); 2. Tasker Phillips (1); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 4. Dakota Hendrickson (6); 5. Josh Schneiderman (5); 6. Josh Baughman (7); 7. RJ Johnson (2)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Ian Madsen (4); 2. Brooke Tatnell (1); 3. Justin Henderson (2); 4. Austin McCarl (5); 5. Tony Stewart (6); 6. Dustin Selvage (7); 7. Matt Juhl (8); 8. Dakota Hendrickson (3); 9. Terry McCarl (10); 10. Davey Heskin (13); 11. Lynton Jeffrey (9); 12. Tasker Phillips (14); 13. Josh Schneiderman (12); 14. Josh Baughman (19); 15. Jeremy Schultz (17); 16. AJ Moeller (11); 17. Bobby Mincer (20); 18. RJ Johnson (18); 19. Bob Weuve (21); 20. Rager Phillips (15); 21. Carson Macedo (16). Lap Leaders: Tatnell 1-12, I. Madsen 13-20. Hard-charger: Baughman.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (5), 16.204; 2. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (18), 16.408; 3. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (23), 16.451; 4. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (10), 16.487; 5. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (29), 16.502; 6. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (6), 16.510; 7. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (2), 16.518; 8. 5MRP, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (17), 16.546; 9. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (13), 16.547; 10. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (9), 16.575; 11. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15), 16.647; 12. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (25), 16.667; 13. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (8), 16.722; 14. 23D, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (16), 16.723; 15. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (20), 16.731; 16. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (3), 16.772; 17. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (28), 16.793; 18. 57, TJ Artz, Lincoln, NE (14), 16.822; 19. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (12), 16.837; 20. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.878; 21. 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (27), 16.938; 22. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (24), 16.994; 23. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (1), 17.008; 24. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (22), 17.164; 25. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (26), 17.320; 26. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (19), 17.478; 27. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (7), 17.503; 28. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (11), 17.569; DQ (Tire) - 9L, Hunter Lane, Milo, IA (4)

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. McKenna Haase (2); 2. Jamie Ball (4); 3. Clint Garner (5); 4. Ryan Giles (6); 5. Matt Juhl (3); 6. Tom Lenz (8); 7. Chris Martin (7); 8. Rob Weuve (9); 9. Cody Wehrle (1); 10. Alan Zoutte (10)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.6: 1. Devon Dobie (2); 2. Christian Bowman (1); 3. Devin Kline (4); 4. Calvin Landis (5); 5. Sawyer Phillips (3); 6. Nate Van Haaften (6); 7. Mitchell Alexander (7); 8. Chris Morgan (9); 9. Hunter Lane (10); 10. Ricky Montgomery (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.4: 1. Matt Moro (6); 2. Josh Baughman (2); 3. Tyler Groenendyk (3); 4. TJ Artz (1); 5. Troy Manteufel (4); 6. Joe Beaver (5); 7. Stacey Alexander (8); 8. John Anderson (9)

B main (started), 8 Laps, 2:22.1: 1. Cody Wehrle (1); 2. Chris Morgan (5); 3. Stacey Alexander (3); 4. Hunter Lane (7); 5. Ricky Montgomery (2); 6. Rob Weuve (4); 7. John Anderson (6) DNS – Alan Zoutte, Jonathan Cornell

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

305 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 3 laps: 1. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (6), 17.191; 2. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (18), 17.206; 3. 1B, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (2), 17.238; 4. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (8), 17.251; 5. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (5), 17.290; 6. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (16), 17.333; 7. 51, Corey Kautz, Estherville, IA (1), 17.384; 8. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.385; 9. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (14), 17.385; 10. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (3), 17.510; 11. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (7), 17.581; 12. 36, Christopher Scank, Cedar Rapids, IA (11), 17.636; 13. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (4), 17.650; 14. 64, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (12), 17.689; 15. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (13), 17.701; 16. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (9), 17.743; 17. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (17), 17.772; 18. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (10), 17.832.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.7: 1. Matthew Stelzer (2); 2. Evan Epperson (1); 3. Brad Comegys (4); 4. Corey Kautz (3); 5. Kelby Watt (8); 6. Joe Simbro (6); 7. Ryan Leavitt (5); 8. Rob Kubli (7); 9. Jon Hughes (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.6: 1. Kevin Hetrick (4); 2. Kade Higday (6); 3. Eric Bridger (5); 4. Mike Mayberry (2); 5. Tyler Glass (8); 6. Brandon Worthington (9); 7. Chris Walraven (3); 8. Christopher Scank (1); 9. Casey Greubel (7)

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

 

 

7/3/17

Lake Ozark Speedway

Eldon, MO

Lake Ozark Speedway 360 Nationals

35 cars

Lake Ozark Speedway reopened this year after standing in disarray for many years. The staff has done a tremendous job as the place couldn’t look better. From escorting fans from the parking lot to the gate, to clean and spacious restrooms, to sensible concession prices, to attention to detail and last, but not least, great racing, it is great to have the facility back. From all accounts, weekly sprint car racing has been a hit, and the crowds have been good. The crowd was packed in again tonight for this one. Of course, one of the best features is still the scoreboard showing the top 20.

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Evan Martin 4 (2*) 2. Randy Martin 14 (4*) 3. Chris Morgan 81A (8*) 4. Todd McVay 89 (5*) 5. Paul Solomon 7 (1) 6. Miles Paulus 21 (9) 7. Brian Beebe 37 (6) 8. Curtis Boyer 72 (7) 9. J Kinder 88 (3)

Heats were eight laps in distance, and took the top sixteen in passing points to the feature. E. Martin led P. Solomon and R. Martin early in this one. R. Martin slid by Solomon into second on lap three and tried tracking down his son. Morgan was the mover in this one, taking fourth from Solomon and then third from McVay by an eyelash. R. Martin fell a half car length behind the leader.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Kyle Bellm 14K (3*) 2. Jack Dover 53 (2*) 3. Brad Loyet o5 (9*) 4. Cody Baker 38 (5*) 5. Tyler Blank 75 (1) 6. Ben Brown 49B (8) 7. Lanny Carpenter 24 (4) 8. JR Topper 92J (6) 9. Clinton Boyles 12s (7)

Bellm led Blank, Dover and Baker early. By lap three, Loyet was fifth from the tail, and Baker took third from blank. On the next circuit, Loyet slid in front of Blak for fourth. With two laps to go, Boyles got into the wall, bringing a caution. Loyet used the restart to get by Baker in a good battle for third, completing his high point run.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Howard Moore 40 (1*) 2. Kevin Ulmer 20K (2*) 3. Chris Solomon 83 (4*) 4. Corey Nelson 34 (6*) 5. Danny Thoman 27 (3) 6. Mike Trent 0 (8) 7. Forrest Sutherland 85 (9) 8. Zach Davis 3z (5) 9. Broc Elliott 75E (7)

Moore led Ulmer and Thoman early in another good heat. Elliott got a bit sideways in turn two with a lap completed and was tagged by Sutherland. Both would restart at the tail. Elliott would stop at the halfway point and exit. Moore would lead the restart with four to go, ahead of Ulmer, Thoman, C. Solomon and Nelson. C. Solomon would grab third, while Nelston took fourth on the last lap. Up front, Moore, who towed to LOS after Crowley’s Ridge rained out in Arkansas, pulled away to the checkers.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Tony Bruce Jr. 86 (1*) 2. Dustin Barks 22 (4*) 3. Jonathan Cornell 28 (5*) 4. Austin Alumbaugh 33 (7*) 5. John Schulz 99 (3) 6. Ayrton Gennetten 3 (6) 7. Matt Close 5 (2) DNS – Bradley Ryun 1x

Ryun had issues in hot laps and scratched for the night. Bruce led Barks, Cornell and Gennetten on lap one. Cornell took a shot at a slider and drifted on lap two, giving third to Alumbaugh. Gennetten would stop on lap five, bringing the yellow. Bruce led Barks, Alumbaugh, Cornell and Schulz back to green. Cornell would use the restart to regain third in a good duel with Alumbaugh.

B main one (started): 1. Paulus (1) 2. P. Solomon (4) 3. Trent (2) / 4. Schulz (3) 5. Gennetten (9) 6. Carpenter (6) 7. Boyer (5) 8. Davis (8) 9. Elliott (7) DNS – Ryun

A false start gave Gennetten a chance to compete as he was late to the track. He started at the tail of the 10-lapper. The top three transferred to the A. Paulus led Trent, Schulz and P. Solomon early. The Aussie Solomon slid by Schulz for third on lap two. Gennetten worked his way from the tail to fifth by lap five, but wouldn’t climb any higher. P. Solomon went around Trent for second don lap seven.

B main two (started): 1. Sutherland (3) 2. Blank (4) 3. Thoman (2) / 4. Brown (1) 5. Close (6) 6. Kinder (8) 7. Topper (7) 8. Beebe (5) DNS – Boyles

Sutherland led Brown and Thoman early. Thoman used the low side to shoot by Brown for second on lap two. A Thoman pass for the lead on the next lap was negated when Beebe struck the turn three infield tire, knocking him out. Sutherland led Thoman, Brown, Blank and Close back to green. Blank used the restart to gain the final transfer from Brown, and then took second from Thoman on lap six.

A main (started): 1. Loyet (4) 2. Barks (1) 3. Bruce (7) 4. Bellm (8) 5. Alumbaugh (10) 6. Cornell (9) 7. Morgan (2) 8. E. Martin (5) 9. C. Solomon (13) 10. Blank (20) 11. Baker (16) 12. Paulus (17) 13. Moore (3) 14. P. Solomon (19) 15. Trent (21) 16. Carpenter (24, prov.) 17. Sutherland (18) 18. Davis (23, prov.) 19. Dover (11) 20. Thoman (22) 21. R. Martin (6) 22. Ulmer (12) 23. McVay (15) 24. Nelson (14)

The classic 35-lapper started with Morgan leading Barks, E. Martin and Loyet. Loyet got by E. Martin for third on lap two, and took second from Barks on lap four. Barks was steady on the bottom and moved by Loyet and back into second on lap nine, when Loyet bobbled on the cushion. On lap 12, Loyet rode around Barks and tried to slide Morgan for the lead. Both Morgan and Loyet were slowed, and Barks cruised under both to lead lap 12. Loyet regained himself and shot to the point a lap later, ahead of Barks and Bruce, who got by Morgan for third. Bruce would continue his advance and take second from Barks on lap 19. On lap 20. R. Martin’s tight condition sent him over the turn three cushion and hard into the wall. He was uninjured, but had to be towed off. Loyet led Bruce, Barks, Morgan and E. Martin back to green. Morgan shot around Burks for third, while Bellm entered the top five for the first time. The last caution would be displayed for Dover, who stopped with front end damage with eight to go. Loyet now led Bruce, Morgan, Barks and Bellm. Cornell and Bellm battled hard for fifth at that point. Barks took third from Morgan. Bellm would get by Morgan for fourth on lap 22. Barks would shoot under Bruce for second with six to go. Alumbaugh completed a good run, getting by Bellm for fourth momentarily, but settling for fifth. Loyet looked like he was in cruise control on top to cash in the $4,050 top prize. Blank was the hard-charger.

 

 

7/2/17

Jesse Hockett’s Double X Speedway

ASCS-Warrior Region

26 cars

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. John Schulz 99 (1*) 2. Randy Martin 14 (3*) 3. Bradley Ryun 1x (5*) 4. Ben Brown 49B (4*) 5. Broc Elliott 75E (2) 6. Corey Nelson 34 (6) 7. Chris Solomon 83 (7)

Schulz led the distance in the 8-lapper. The top 14 in passing points in the heats, moved on to the feature. Elliott was riding in third on the bullring before being overtaken by Ryun on lap five after a tight battle. Brown would pass Elliott for fourth on the last lap, a move that got him into the feature. C. Solomon exited early.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Danny Thoman 27 (1*) 2. Jonathan Cornell 28 (2*) 3. Cody Baker 38 (6*) 4. Miles Paulus 21 (3) 5. Tyler Blank 75 (5) 6. Ayrton Gennetten 3 (7) 7. Lanny Carpenter 24c (4)

Thoman led early over Cornell and Paulus. Gennetten had worked up to fifth by lap six, but did a 360 spin, bringing a caution. The restart saw Thoman leading Cornell, Paulus and Baker. Baker shot by Paul for third when the green fell again and made the redraw for the top eight point getters. Carpenter retired early.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Tony Bruce Jr. 86 (1*) 2. Kyle Bellm 14K (2*) 3. Chris Morgan 81A (3*) 4. Kameron Key 12s (5*) 5. Evan Martin 4 (4) 6. Brian Beebe 37 (6)

Bruce jumped a rut that was in turn one, but held the lead early over Bellm, Morgan and Key. The top four would remain the same, despite a caution after lap one for Beebe, who got over the berm and then retired.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Jack Dover 53 (3*) 2. Paul Solomon 7 (2*) 3. Mike Trent 0 (1*) 4. JR Topper 92J (4) 5. Harold Pohren 50P (5) DNS – Todd McVay 89

P. Solomon lead early over Dover, Trent and Topper. P. Solomon held his lead until Dover shot around the high side of one and two to slingshot by on lap five.

B main (started): 1. Paulus (2) 2. Blank (3) 3. Gennetten (6) 4. Topper (1) 5. E. Martin (5) 6. Nelson (8) / 7. Pohren (4) 8. C. Solomon (10) 9. Carpenter (11) 10. Beebe (9) 11. Elliott (7) DNS – McVay

Paul led early in the 12-lapper over Topper, Blank and Pohren. On lap three, E. Martin moved by Pohren into fourth. A lap later, Elliott came to a stop, bringing out the caution. Paulus led Topper, Blank, E. Martin, Gennetten and Pohren back to green. Blank would cruise by Topper into second, while Nelson snagged the sixth and final transfer spot from Pohren. Elliott brought a second yellow out and retired at the halfway point. A lap after the restart, E. Martin slowed on the frontstretch. The yellow was thrown, but he kept the car going. He restarted in the sixth spot, where he crossed the line when continuing. Paulus led the final five laps, ahead of Blank. Gennetten finished off a great drive by passing Topper for third, while E. Martin and Nelson held on to the final transfer spots.

A main (started): 1. R. Martin (2) 2. Cornell (8) 3. Bruce (3) 4. Bellm (9) 5. Morgan (11) 6. Blank (14) 7. Key (10) 8. E. Martin (19) 9. Schulz (7) 10. Gennetten (17) 11. Ryun (5) 12. Paulus (15) 13. Dover (1) 14. Baker (4) 15. Nelson (18) 16. Trent (13) 17. Thoman (6) 18. P. Solomon (20) 19. Brown (12) 20. Topper (16)

The 25-lapper started with R. Martin hitting the high side to lead over Dover, Baker and Bruce. The leader entered lapped traffic by lap five. Bruce worked by Baker for third on lap eight after a good race. The first yellow flag of the event flew nine laps in when Brown spun. The restart saw R. Martin ahead of Dover, Bruce, Baker and Cornell. Cornell shot by Baker for fourth when the green flew. By lap 11, Morgan was in the top five, battling with Baker. Brown slowed around lap 14, and took a hard right in turn one to exit the pits. Dover, who was chasing down R. Martin tagged him with his left rear as he tried to avoid the errant car. Somehow, he was able to correct the car and keep his pursuit of the leader. Dover would take a few shots at R. Martin. Then on lap 22, disaster struck when he tagged the turn four wall and the front end broke at the end of the straightaway sending him hard into the infield wall. Baker pulled off under caution while running fourth. Once restarted, R. Martin led the last three laps, while Cornell got by Bruce for second. Bellm took fourth from Morgan. E. Martin was the hard-charger. On Monday, many of the drivers will descend on Lake Ozark Speedway for a $4,000 to win open 360 show.

Pics included at www.OpenWheel101.com

 

 

Ian Madsen Holds Off Brother Kerry to Win $4,000 at Knoxville!

Calvin Landis Tops 40-car Field in 360’s, Eric Bridger Scores First Win in 305’s

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 1, 2017) – On Pizza Hut/Knoxville Hospitals and Clinics Night, Ian Madsen put on a clinic of his own, leading all 20 laps to record his tenth career feature win at the Knoxville Raceway in the 410 class Saturday. The St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia native earned $4,000 and kept his position on top of a competitive point race. Calvin Landis stormed to his third career 360 win, over a 40-car field that included representatives of the Nebraska 360 Sprint Series and the Upper Midwest Sprint Series (UMSS). Rookie Eric Bridger won an emotional 305 feature, his first here.

Justin Henderson stormed from the pole in the 20-lap 410 feature, but Ian Madsen crossed under him in turn two to take command. Two laps in, contact from another car sent Tasker Phillips into a spin in turn three, bringing the only caution of the event.

Madsen led Henderson, Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown and Terry McCarl back to the green. Kerry quickly picked up second, and began pursuing his brother. Brown shot under Henderson to take over third.

By lap eight, Ian was entering lapped traffic. He guided the KCP Racing #18 high and low, but faltered a bit on the 14th lap. Kerry shot to the low side of turn one on lap 15 to take the lead briefly. Ian would shoot off the bottom of turn two and storm back by.

Ian would pull away to the checkers for his third 410 feature win here this year, ahead of Kerry, Brown, Henderson and Terry McCarl. Austin McCarl gained a few spots late for sixth, and Brooke Tatnell, Danny Lasoski, Dakota Hendrickson and Lynton Jeffrey rounded out the top ten. Brown posted quick time and won his heat race. Terry McCarl and Josh Schneiderman were other heat winners.

“I knew Kerry and Brian were going to be coming,” said Ian in Victory Lane. “It’s tough sometimes when you’re leading in lapped traffic. You don’t get to move around as much. Kerry got by me and I just had to get up on the wheel and run the top as hard as I could. I got some good breaks in lapped traffic and was lucky enough to hold on to win. It’s awesome to get another win here at Knoxville this year, and I can’t thank my team enough.”

With two sanctions joining the 360 regulars at Knoxville the car count swelled to 40. McKenna Haase flipped several times when the main event began after contact with Chris Martin sent her careening into turn one. Fortunately, she was o.k.

Brooke Tatnell started on the pole of the 20-lap feature and led lap one. Calvin Landis was right beside him, however, and had the lead by the first turn of the second lap. Devin Kline followed Landis into second, but spun in turn four with two laps in the books.

Landis led Tatnell, Jon Agan, Matt Moro and Ryan Giles back to green after Joe Beaver was sent into the turn one wall on the initial restart. He was uninjured. Moro and Agan exchanged third, before Agan asserted himself and shot by Tatnell for second on lap five.

At the halfway point, Landis had a 3.4 second lead and was entering lapped traffic. He continued to pull away, with Agan trailing him. Disaster came for Agan on lap 18, however, when he went up in smoke.

A green, white, checker finish saw Landis hold on for his third career 360 win here, ahead of Moro, Tatnell, Giles and Cody Ledger. Clint Garner, Jason Martin, Nebraska 360 Sprint Series Speedway Motors $200 Hard-charger Sawyer Phillips, Jamie Ball and Nate Van Haaften completed the top ten. Giles and Agan set the standard in qualifying over their respective groups, while Josh Riggins, Christian Bowman, Garner and Ledger were heat winners. Sawyer Phillips also won the B.

“Does this feel good!” said Landis in Victory Lane. “Three times in the last year we’ve led the most laps, and somehow, I’ve managed to let it go with two laps to go. This is win #47 in my sprint car career, and it’s taken a long time to get to that. In the 1990’s, the wins came and came, and when you get on a down streak, it’s hard to get back up. My crew stuck with me, and they stuck behind me.”

Brandon Worthington spun at the start of the 15-lap 305 feature. Tyler Glass was the only one to make contact with him, but he continued. Eric Bridger started on the pole. The rookie has suffered some bad luck this season, but he’d turn it around on Saturday.

Bridger shot out to a lead early over Brad Comegys and Mike Mayberry. Chris Walraven moved into the top three on lap two, while Rob Kubli made some moves into fourth. Bridger had built a 3.7 second lead by the eighth circuit. Behind him Kubli had a run, taking third from Walraven on lap nine, and second from Comegys on lap 11.

Ryan Leavitt and Kelby Watt contacted on lap 13, sending Leavitt upside down in turn two. He was unhurt. The red flag erased a 4.7 second lead for Bridger, but it didn’t matter. He would coast the last two laps to victory over Kubli, Walraven, Matthew Stelzer and Kade Higday. Comegys, Kevin Hetrick, hard-charger Glass, Mayberry and Corey Kautz rounded out the top ten. Higday time in quickest, while Stelzer and Kubli won the heats.

“I felt like I was struggling in lapped traffic a lot,” said Bridger afterwards. “But I don’t know. I was driving as hard as I could. We were really good in clean air, and we got the job done. This feels like 200 pounds just got lifted off. This is unbelievable. Some people bash these crate motors, but you know what, we’re standing here in Victory Lane!”

Next Saturday night, July 8 is Dennison Racing Tees/Jersey Freeze Night! All three sprint car classes will again be in action! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

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410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (8), 15.561; 2. 2, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (13), 15.568; 3. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (3), 15.602; 4. 1m, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (1), 15.622; 5. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (9), 15.637; 6. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (10), 15.658; 7. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (19), 15.680; 8. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (5), 15.723; 9. 59, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (11), 15.782; 10. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (17), 15.805; 11. 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (16), 15.816; 12. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 15.844; 13. 09, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (22), 15.930; 14. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (21), 15.936; 15. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (12), 15.941; 16. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (18), 16.050; 17. 1MX, Phillip Mock, Pleasant Prairie, WI (15), 16.056; 18. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (20), 16.079; 19. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (7), 16.081; 20. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (6), 16.227; 21. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (14), 16.258; 22. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (4), 16.622.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.6: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Matt Juhl (2); 3. Danny Lasoski (5); 4. Austin McCarl (3); 5. RJ Johnson (1); 6. Dakota Hendrickson (4); 7. Scott Bogucki (7); 8. Bob Weuve (8)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (4); 2. AJ Moeller (2); 3. Kerry Madsen (6); 4. Dustin Selvage (3); 5. Rager Phillips (7); 6. Phillip Mock (1); 7. Brooke Tatnell (5)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.5: 1. Josh Schneiderman (1); 2. Davey Heskin (2); 3. Justin Henderson (4); 4. Ian Madsen (6); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 6. Bobby Mincer (7); 7. Tasker Phillips (3)

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

360 Results

Time Trials Group one (started), 2 laps: 1. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (14), 16.433; 2. 5MRP, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (15), 16.509; 3. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (9), 16.532; 4. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.610; 5. 63, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (3), 16.624; 6. 23S, Stu Snyder, Waverly, NE (6), 16.636; 7. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (17), 16.648; 8. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (8), 16.682; 9. 8M, Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (4), 16.699; 10. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (10), 16.732; 11. 14, Josh Riggins, Lincoln, NE (13), 16.788; 12. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (19), 16.871; 13. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.903; 14. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (16), 16.986; 15. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (12), 17.291; 16. 14K, Tori Knutson, Monticello, MN (20), 17.865; 17. 91A, Reed Allex, St. Cloud, MN (1), 18.553; 18. 17B, Jason Becker, Seward, NE (11), 18.606; 19. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (2), 20.734; DQ (Scales) - 41P, Tadd Holliman, Murray, NE (5).

Time Trials Group two (started), 2 laps: 1. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (1), 16.431; 2. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (15), 16.486; 3. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (16), 16.486; 4. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (19), 16.499; 5. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (13), 16.505; 6. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (8), 16.670; 7. 36, Jason Martin, Lincoln, NE (4), 16.722; 8. 57, TJ Artz, Lincoln, NE (7), 16.733; 9. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (11), 16.774; 10. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (14), 16.909; 11. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (10), 16.942; 12. 77, John Klabunde, Fort Calhoun, NE (3), 16.955; 13. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Wisner, NE (20), 16.987; 14. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (17), 17.028; 15. 7M, Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (2), 17.066; 16. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (6), 17.385; 17. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (18), 17.781; 18. 8B, Bobby Becker Jr., Denton, NE (5), 18.437; 19. 9Z, Jared Goerges, Brainerd, MN (12), NT; 20. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (9), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.2: 1. Josh Riggins (1); 2. Brooke Tatnell (4); 3. Chris Martin (3); 4. Kade Morton (2); 5. Sawyer Phillips (7); 6. Ryan Giles (6); 7. Tyler Groenendyk (5); 8. Ricky Montgomery (8); 9. Alan Zoutte (10); 10. Reed Allex (9)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Christian Bowman (1); 2. Joe Beaver (2); 3. Stu Snyder (4); 4. Devin Kline (6); 5. Mitchell Alexander (5); 6. Cody Wehrle (7); 7. Tori Knutson (8); 8. Jason Becker (9); 9. Troy Manteufel (3); 10. Tadd Holliman (10)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:56.8: 1. Clint Garner (1); 2. Jamie Ball (2); 3. Jason Martin (3); 4. Nate Van Haaften (4); 5. Jon Agan (6); 6. Ryan Roberts (5); 7. Seth Brahmer (7); 8. Chance Morton (8); 9. John Anderson (9) DNS – Jared Goerges

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.6: 1. Cody Ledger (2); 2. Calvin Landis (6); 3. McKenna Haase (4); 4. Matt Moro (5); 5. TJ Artz (3); 6. John Klabunde (1); 7. Tom Lenz (7); 8. Rob Weuve (8); 9. Bobby Becker Jr. (9) DNS – Skylar Prochaska

B main (started), 10 Laps, 2:53.6: 1. Sawyer Phillips (3); 2. Kade Morton (1); 3. John Klabunde (4); 4. Seth Brahmer (6); 5. Troy Manteufel (7); 6. Cody Wehrle (5); 7. Chance Morton (10); 8. TJ Artz (2); 9. Rob Weuve (12); 10. Tom Lenz (8); 11. Tori Knutson (9); 12. Alan Zoutte (15); 13. John Anderson (14); 14. Ricky Montgomery (11); 15. Bobby Becker Jr. (16); 16. Reed Allex (17); 17. Jason Becker (13); 18. Tadd Holliman (18) DNS - Jared Goerges, Skylar Prochaska

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Calvin Landis (2); 2. Matt Moro (6); 3. Brooke Tatnell (1); 4. Ryan Giles (7); 5. Cody Ledger (10); 6. Clint Garner (18); 7. Jason Martin (14); 8. Sawyer Phillips (21); 9. Jamie Ball (16); 10. Nate Van Haaften (12); 11. Stu Snyder (5); 12. Devin Kline (3); 13. John Klabunde (23); 14. Kade Morton (22); 15. Jon Agan (4); 16. Chris Martin (9); 17. Tyler Groenendyk (19); 18. Josh Riggins (11); 19. Mitchell Alexander (13); 20. Seth Brahmer (24); 21. Christian Bowman (17); 22. Ryan Roberts (20); 23. Joe Beaver (15); 24. McKenna Haase (8). Lap Leaders: Tatnell 1, Landis 2-20. Speedway Motors $200 Hard-charger: S. Phillips. Howard Law $200: Moro, Haase.

305 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 3 laps: 1. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (7), 17.080; 2. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.241; 3. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (2), 17.283; 4. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (13), 17.304; 5. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (12), 17.311; 6. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (9), 17.339; 7. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (4), 17.418; 8. 1B, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (17), 17.447; 9. 51, Corey Kautz, Estherville, IA (3), 17.453; 10. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (5), 17.479; 11. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (8), 17.518; 12. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (19), 17.619; 13. 12T, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (1), 17.690; 14. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (16), 17.794; 15. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.818; 16. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (11), 17.892; 17. 64, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (6), 18.136; 18. 68+1, Blain Petersen, Essex, IA (15), 18.243; 19. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (18), 18.281

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:49.7: 1. Matthew Stelzer (3); 2. Kade Higday (6); 3. Brandon Worthington (1); 4. Corey Kautz (2); 5. Mike Mayberry (4); 6. Brad Comegys (5); 7. Tyler Glass (7); 8. Casey Greubel (9); 9. Jon Hughes (8) DNS – Jeff Wilke

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.4: 1. Rob Kubli (2); 2. Kevin Hetrick (4); 3. Joe Simbro (1); 4. Ryan Leavitt (3); 5. Chris Walraven (6); 6. Eric Bridger (5); 7. Kelby Watt (7); 8. Chris Horton (8); 9. Blain Petersen (9)

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

 

6/29/17

Deer Creek Speedway

Spring Valley, MN

WoO

30 cars

Daryn Pittman (7th car out to time) set quick time on the 3/10-mile oval at 12.161 seconds, about seven-tenths off David Gravel’s 2014 record time of 11.416. Kerry Madsen (28th car out) was second quick, followed by Brad Sweet (1st), Gravel (13th), Jason Johnson (12th), Sheldon Haudenschild (26th), Ian Madsen (27th), Paul McMahan (4th), Kraig Kinser (14th) and Brian Brown (20th).

Heat one (started): 1. Gravel 5 (2) 2. Pittman 9 (1) 3. I. Madsen 18 (3) 4. Shane Stewart 2 (5) 5. Brown 21 (4) 6. Terry McCarl 24 (8) / 7. Jason Sides 7s (10) 8. Scotty Thiel 64 (7) 9. Tasker Phillips 7w (9) 10. Jacob Allen 1a (6)

Heats were ten laps and took the top six to the feature. The top two went to the Dash. The lead swapped hands three times in the first lap and a half, whith Gravel taking control ahead of Pittman and I. Madsen. McCarl moved into a transfer spot using the bottom by lap two. Stewart moved past Brown for fourth on lap three. Stewart then worked over I. Madsen for third, but couldn’t get by. McCarl also challenged Brown on the low side.

Heat two (started): 1. J. Johnson 41 (2) 2. K. Madsen 2m (1) 3. McMahan 4 (3) 4. Donny Schatz 15 (4) 5. Danny Lasoski 1m (5) 6. Scott Bogucki 84 (6) / 7. Logan Schuchart 1s (9) 8. Tim Kaeding 3 (8) 9. Brent Marks 19 (7) 10. Jason Tostenson 85 (10)

K. Madsen led McMahan and J. Johnson early. J. Johnson and McMahan dueled for second, with J. Johnson riding the cushion of turn two to take the spot on lap six. He would do the same to K. Madsen for the lead on lap eight. The best battle, however, was for the transfer. Three-wide action between Bogucki, Schuchart and Kaeding would decide it. Bogucki was able to hold the spot by an eyelash at the checkers.

Heat three (started): 1. Sweet 49 (1) 2. Haudenschild 93 (2) 3. Kinser 11K (3) 4. Brooke Tatnell 55 (6) 5. Greg Wilson w20 (7) 6. Bill Balog 17B (5) / 7. Davey Heskin 56N (8) 8. Paige Polyak 19P (4) 9. Russel Borland 23 (9) DNS – Clyde Knipp 13

Knipp had issues before the heat and did not start. Sweet took the early advantage over Haudenschild and Kinser. Tatnell briefly moved by Kinser for third on lap two, with Kinser getting back by him a lap later. Sweet would hold on for the win, with Haudenschild joining him in the Dash.

Things operated in rain mode at this point.

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

Gravel led J. Johnson and Pittman early in the 8-lapper. Pittman would jump the turn one cushion and flip, ending his night. The team didn’t have enough time to make repairs before the feature. Gravel would hold onto his lead, while Sweet slid in front of J. Johnson on lap five for second after a great duel.

B main (started): 1. Polyak (1) 2. Marks (4) 3. Allen (2) 4. Sides (10) 5. Kaeding (5) 6. Schuchart (8) 7. Phillips (7) / 8. Thiel (3) 9. Heskin (6) 10. Borland (11) 11. Knipp (9) DNS – Tostenson

The 12-lapper ended up taking seven to the back of the feature after Pittman’s scratch. Polyak led early over Allen and Marks. Schuchart had moved up to sixth by time one circuit had completed, and Sides shot by five cars from tenth to fifth. Kaeding had entered the top five by lap three. Thiel pressured Schuchart for what appeared to be the last transfer over the last couple of laps. Thiel dove low in turn three to try a slide job, but fell short. After Thiel lost momentum, Phillips snagged what would be the final transfer on the last lap.

A main (to be made up:

At the start of the 40-lapper, K. Madsen slammed the turn two wall and limped off. Gravel took the lap one lead over Sweet and Kinser. On lap two, Haudenschild shot by Kinser for third. On the next lap, Brown flipped in turn two, and Schuchart was involved as well. The rains fell at that point. The remaining 37 laps of the feature will be made up on Thursday, July 6.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Enters July with Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by Open Wheel 101 Point Lead!

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(Bill W) June 26, 2017 – After Donny Schatz racked up his third win in Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com at I-94 Speedway near Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, three new winners emerged. On Friday, Shane Stewart won the World of Outlaws visit to West Liberty Raceway in Iowa. At Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota, “Lady Lightning” Paige Polyak was victorious. On Saturday, Danny Lasoski won his 112th career feature at the Knoxville Raceway.

The schedule has seen fourteen different winners in 22 events. As the Midwest Thunder Sprints enter July, Kerry Madsen has the lead, followed by Ian Madsen, Brian Brown, Brad Sweet and Donny Schatz. David Gravel, Shane Stewart, Brooke Tatnell, Daryn Pittman and Austin McCarl complete the top ten.

Four point eligible races with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars this week include Tuesday at The Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Illinois with the WoO, Thursday at Deer Creek Speedway near Spring Valley, Minnesota with the WoO, Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa.

Join us in supporting sprint car racing in the Midwest!

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

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

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

Next Up!

Tue, June 27 – The Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) WoO
Thur, June 29 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO
Fri, June 30 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, July 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Current Point Standings (Through 6/17/17)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 523 (2)

Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 458 (3)

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 398 (3)

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 358 (2)

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 355 (3)

David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 270 (1)

Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 241 (1)

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 220

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 192

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 186

Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 178 (1)

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 171

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 157

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 157

Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA, 156

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 151

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 149

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 146 (1)

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 139 (1)

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 110 (1)

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 104

Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 94

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 90

Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN, 89

Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH, 80 (1)

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

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 75

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 70

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 68

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 66

Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 62

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 60

Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 60 (1)

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 58

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 54

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 53

Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 52

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

Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 48

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 40

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 34

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 32

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 30

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 28

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 25

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 24

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 20

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 20

Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA, 20

Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 20

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 16

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 16

Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 16

Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA, 16

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 16

Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA, 16

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 14

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 14

Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 14

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 12

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 12

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 12

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 10

Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 10

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 6

Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 6

Caleb Armstrong, New Castle, IN, 6

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 4

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA, 4

Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 4

Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA, 4

Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 4

Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 4

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

Matt Vandervere, Zion, IL, 2

Max Stambaugh, Lima, OH, 2

John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, SD, 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

410 Results

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

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

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

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

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

360 Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

305 Results

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

6/23/17

 

West Liberty Raceway

West Liberty, IA

 

WoO

 

27 cars

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Three New Winners with Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by Open Wheel 101!

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

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Eleven different winners have visited Victory Lane in eighteen events. Kerry Madsen remains on top of the Midwest Thunder Sprints standings, followed by Ian Madsen, Brian Brown, Brad Sweet and Donny Schatz. David Gravel, Shane Stewart, Austin McCarl, Brooke Tatnell and Daryn Pittman round out the top ten.

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

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Next Up!

Tue, June 20 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO
Fri, June 23 – West Liberty (IA) Speedway WoO
Fri, June 23 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, June 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Current Point Standings (Through 6/17/17)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

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

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

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

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

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 280 (2)

David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 233 (1)

Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 175

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 166

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

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 154

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 146

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 139

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 139 (1)

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 139

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 127

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

Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 118

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 110 (1)

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

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 92

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 82

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 82

Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH, 80 (1)

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

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 75

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 68

Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN, 63

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 58

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 54

Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 54

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 53

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

Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 48

Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 48

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 44

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 40

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 35

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 34

Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 32

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 30

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 30

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 25

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 22

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 20

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 20

Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA, 20

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 16

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 16

Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 16

Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA, 16

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 14

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 14

Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 14

Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 12

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 12

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 12

Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 12

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 10

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 10

Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 10

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 6

Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 6

Caleb Armstrong, New Castle, IN, 6

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 4

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA, 4

Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 4

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 4

Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 4

Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA, 4

Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 4

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

Matt Vandervere, Zion, IL, 2

Max Stambaugh, Lima, OH, 2

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

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

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

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

Point System

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

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

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Front Row Challenge

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

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

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

by Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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410 Results

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

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

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

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

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

360 Results

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

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

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

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

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

305 Results

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

6/16/17

Randolph County Raceway

Moberly, MO

ASCS Speedweek

32 cars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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6/13/17

Eagle Raceway

Eagle, NE

WoO + 305’s

32 410’s

38 305’s

WoO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

305’s

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Not much movement in this one.

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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Next Up!

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

Current Point Standings (Through 6/11/17)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

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

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

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

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

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 220 (2)

David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 165

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 139

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 139 (1)

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 132

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

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 126

Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 120

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 110 (1)

Pittman, Daryn, Owasso, OK, 108

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

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 100

Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 100

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 90

Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH, 80 (1)

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

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 75

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 72

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 68

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 66

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 58

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 54

Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN, 53

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 53

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 48

Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 46

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 44

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 40

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 38

Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 38

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 35

Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 34

Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 32

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 30

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 28

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 25

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 20

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 20

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 18

Tayler Malsam, Seattle, WA, 18

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 16

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 16

Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 16

Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA, 16

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 14

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 12

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 12

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 12

Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 12

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 10

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 10

Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 10

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 6

Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 6

Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 6

Caleb Armstrong, New Castle, IN, 6

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 4

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA, 4

Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 4

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 4

Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 4

Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA, 4

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

Matt Vandervere, Zion, IL, 2

Max Stambaugh, Lima, OH, 2

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

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

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

34 Raceway

West Burlington, IA

All Stars

35 cars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pics included at www.OpenWheel101.com

 

 

6/12/17

34 Raceway

West Burlington, IA

All Stars

35 cars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pics included at www.OpenWheel101.com

 

 

Donny Schatz Brings the Big Guns to Knoxville Saturday!

Nate Van Haaften Triumphant in 360 Sprints

by Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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410 Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

360 Results

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

6/9/17

Angell Park Speedway

Sun Prairie, WI

IRA

Badger Midgets

30 Sprints

14 Midgets

IRA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Badger Midgets

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pics included at www.OpenWheel101.com

 

 

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

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

Product Sponsor: EMi

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

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

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

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

Join us in supporting sprint car racing in the Midwest!

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

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

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

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

Next Up!

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

Current Point Standings (Through 6/3/17)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

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

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

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

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

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 135 (1)

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 132

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 129

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 120

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

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

Pittman, Daryn, Owasso, OK, 86

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 85 (1)

David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 85

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 82

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

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 75

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 72

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 70

Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 70

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 58

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 58

Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN, 53

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 52

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 49

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 48

Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 41

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 40

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 38

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 38

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 38

Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 38

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 35

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH, 30

Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 28

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 25

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 20

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 20

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 18

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 18

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 16

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 16

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 14

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 12

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 12

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 10

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 10

Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 10

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 8

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 6

Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 6

Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 6

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 4

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA, 4

Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 4

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 4

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 2

Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 2

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

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

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

Point System

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

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

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

Front Row Challenge

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

Product Sponsor

EMi

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

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

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

by Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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410 Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

360 Results

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

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

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

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

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

305 Results

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

Product Sponsor: EMi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Current Point Standings (Through 5/27/17)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

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

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

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

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 120

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 111

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

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

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 100

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 85 (1)

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

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 75

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 72

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 70

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 58

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 56

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 50 (1)

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 48

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 44

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 41

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 40

Pittman, Daryn, Owasso, OK, 40

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 38

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 38

Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 35

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH, 30

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 25

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 20

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 20

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 20

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 18

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 18

Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 18

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 16

Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 16

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 16

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 14

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 12

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 12

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 12

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 10

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 10

Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 10

Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 10

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 8

Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 8

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 6

Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN, 6

Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 6

Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 6

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 4

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 4

Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA, 4

Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 4

Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 4

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 2

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

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

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

Point System

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

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

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

Front Row Challenge

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

Product Sponsor

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

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

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Ian Madsen Cruises to Second Knoxville Win of Season!

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

by Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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410 Results

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

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

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

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

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

360 Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

305 Results

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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


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Next Up!

Friday, May 26 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex

Saturday, May 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Current Point Standings (Through 5/13/17)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

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

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

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

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

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 95

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 85 (1)

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 84

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

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 75

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 60

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 60

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 58

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

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 50 (1)

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 50

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 44

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 40

Pittman, Daryn, Owasso, OK, 40

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 36

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 32

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH, 30

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 25

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 25

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 22

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 22

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 20

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 20

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 20

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 18

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 18

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 16

Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 16

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 16

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 14

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 12

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 12

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 10

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 10

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 8

Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 6

Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN, 6

Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 6

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 6

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 4

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 4

Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA, 4

Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 4

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 2

Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 2

Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 2

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 2

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

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

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

Point System

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

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

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Front Row Challenge

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

5/21/17

Angell Park Speedway

Sun Prairie, WI

All Stars/IRA

53 cars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pics included at www.OpenWheel101.com

 

 

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

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Product Sponsor: EMi

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

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

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

Join us in supporting sprint car racing in the Midwest!

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

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

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

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

Next Up!

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

Current Point Standings (Through 5/13/17)

Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

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

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

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

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

Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 95

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 85 (1)

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 84

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

Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 75

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 60

Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 60

Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 58

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

Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 50 (1)

Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 50

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 44

Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 40

Pittman, Daryn, Owasso, OK, 40

Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 36

Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 32

Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30

Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH, 30

Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 25

Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 25

Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 22

Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 22

Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 20

Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 20

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 20

Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 18

Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 18

Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 16

Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 16

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 16

Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 14

Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14

David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 14

Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12

Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 12

Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 12

Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 10

Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10

Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 10

Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8

Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 8

Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 8

Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6

Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 6

Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN, 6

Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 6

RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 6

Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 4

Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4

Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 4

Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA, 4

Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 4

Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2

Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 2

Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 2

Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 2

Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 2

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

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

Point System

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

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

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

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EMi

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

by Bill Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Knoxville Raceway - Sprint Car Capital of the World! www.knoxvilleraceway.com Hall of Fame Nominations Open! 5/3/2017 - Public nominations for the Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame are now being accepted at the ticket office.

410 Results

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

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

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

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

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

360 Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

305 Results

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

5/11/17

Lakeside Speedway

Kansas City, KS

ASCS – 36 cars

POWRi/WAR – 15 cars

ASCS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

POWRi/WAR non-wing sprints

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

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