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7/28/16

Park Jefferson Speedway

Jefferson, SD

ASCS National

18 cars

Very dry conditions would be the story of the night. Billy Alley spit a rod out of the motor during hot laps and was done for the night.

Heat one (started): 1. Ian Madsen 18 (4) 2. Johnny Herrera 45x (3) 3. Seth Bergman 23 (6) 4. Matt Covington 95 (1) 5. Blake Hahn 52 (7) 6. Aaron Reutzel 87 (9) 7. Cory Eliason 5H (2) 8. Logan Forler 2L (5) 9. Carson McCarl 6 (8)

Eliason spun before a lap could be completed in the 8-lapper. On the restart, Madsen assumed the front row starting spot and led Herrera and Bergman the distance. With two to go, McCarl, who was running sixth, went over the turn three berm. Covington, who restarted fourth, grabbed third from Bergman in a good battle. Bergman would grab the spot on the last lap. Eliason would get by Forler on the last lap as well. Madsen’s win made him the high point man on the night.

Heat two (started): 1. Bryan Clauson 17w (2) 2. Wayne Johnson 2c (1) 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (5) 4. Jack Dover 53 (3) 5. Josh Baughman 17 (8) 6. Kyle Bellm 14K (4) 7. Dusty Ballenger 2D (6) 8. Justin Jacobsma 10J (7) DNS – Billy Alley 3

Dover led a three-wide battle at the stripe to lead lap one over Clauson and Johnson. Clauson took command on the second go-around. Johnson would work under Dover to grab second on lap five, and Hafertepe followed suit a lap later.

A main (started): 1. Hahn (2) 2. Baughman (1) 3. Herrera (3) 4. Clauson (5) 5. Hafertepe (7) 6. Reutzel (9) 7. Dover (10) 8. Madsen (4) 9. Bergman (8) 10. Covington (11) 11. Forler (16) 12. Eliason (14) 13. Bellm (12) 14. Jacobsma (15) 15. Ballenger (13) 16. Johnson (6) DNS – McCarl, Alley

Baughman got the jump on Hahn as everyone hit the low side of the track in the 25-lapper. With the top too dirty to run, passing was relegated to someone making a mistake and slipping up the track. Five laps in, Johnson was running 11th when he spun and collected Eliason. He went to the work area to replace a left rear tire, but didn’t make it back out. The restart saw Baughman leading Hahn, Herrera, Clauson and Madsen. Hafertepe moved by Madsen into fifth on the restart. Nine laps later, Baughman attempted to get around the lapped machine of Jacobsma and hesitated. Hahn pounced on the opportunity and shot under the leader to the point. He would lead the final eleven laps to the checkers.

 

 

Brian Brown Brings the Heat at Knoxville!

Ryan Giles Takes 360 Feature, Chris Walraven Wins #3 with 305’s

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, July 23, 2016 – On a hot night, Brian Brown was even hotter! The Grain Valley, Missouri driver wired the field to win the non-stop 25-lap National Sprint League feature Saturday at the Knoxville Raceway on 3M Night. The win was the veteran’s 33rd at the famous half-mile and was worth $5,000. In the 360 class, a move in lapped traffic gave Ryan Giles his second win here in as many years, and Chris Walraven picked up his third win this season in the 305 class.

Events were moved back thirty minutes for the heat, and a large crowd enjoyed a great night of racing. In addition, Casey’s General Stores donated 600 pounds of candy for a Candy Dash during intermission. It didn’t last long, as all the young fans went home with their share!

Ian Madsen looked like he may take the point at the beginning of the NSL main event, but his car shut down coming out of turn four. Fellow front-row starter, Brian Brown assumed the lead with Danny Lasoski right on his tail as Madsen pulled off. High-point man on the night, AJ Moeller settled into third.

Dustin Selvage would throw his hat in the ring too, taking third on the fourth lap. Craig Dollansky, who picked up a $10,000 win at Jackson Friday night, entered the top four early on and tracked down Selvage for third at the halfway mark.

Meanwhile, up front, Brown was dicing through traffic with Lasoski in pursuit. When Lasoski would have him in range, Brown was able to move through traffic seemingly with ease. Lasoski tried to keep pace, but fell seven-tenths of a second short at the line. Brown lapped up to the eighth place finisher in a commanding win. Lasoski finished second, ahead of Dollansky. Sammy Swindell charged from row five to take fourth with a lap to go, ahead of Selvage. Tasker Phillips, Cory Eliason, Josh Schneiderman, Brooke Tatnell and Davey Heskin rounded out the top ten. Lasoski set quick time, while Eliason, Phillips and Swindell won heat races.

“I don’t know how it looked, but that was 25 laps about as hard as I could go right there,” said Brown afterwards. “You know when you see Danny in the corner of your eye, that he’s not going to give up. It takes a lot of people to make this thing go-around and I’m the lucky guy who gets to drive it. If you’re going to get hot, literally, this is the time of year to do it. With a professional like Danny behind you, you have to make every move count. You get yourself in the middle, miss the bottom, or get tight, he’s going to pounce."

“I felt like a couple of times mid-race, I didn’t make very good corners, especially in traffic,” Brown continued. “When I got by them, I knew I had to make four or five really good laps to get some distance. I kind of made a bad move with Brooke there at the end and thought I may have given him a shot. I think what you’re going to see come Knoxville Nationals time, is the caliber of cars we race with every week is top notch. It’s like racing with Donny Schatz and Shane Stewart every week. I think we’ll be ready in a couple weeks.”

Ryan Giles shot out from the pole position to lead Calvin Landis and Ian Madsen early in the 18-lap 360 main event, while Jamie Ball and Joe Beaver put on a battle for fourth. While Landis found the cushion to his liking, Giles remained in the low groove. Landis would reel in the leader and take the point on lap seven.

With two lapped cars side-by-side on the top of the track, Giles used the pick to shoot by Landis in turn two on lap ten. The lone caution of the race came with twelve laps down.

Sawyer Phillips jumped the infield berm in turn four and spun. He rejoined a field that saw Giles leading Landis, Madsen, Ball and Josh Baughman.

While Giles maintained his advantage to the checkers, Madsen used the restart to gain second. Landis finished third, ahead of Ball and Baughman. Tony Shilling, Clint Garner, hard-charger Danny Lasoski, Ryan Roberts and Beaver rounded out the top ten. Giles set quick time over the 34-car field, while Garner, Tyler Groenendyk, Lee Grosz and Baughman won heats. Casey Friedrichsen claimed the B main.

“I just knew that I needed to calm down,” said Giles of getting passed by Landis for the lead early. “I needed to start hitting my marks again. The bottom started to go away a little and I didn’t want to take myself out of it. Luckily, he got into lapped traffic, and I used it as a pick to my advantage. He showed his nose on the top and I thought I may be a sitting duck on that restart. So I went up top and luckily, the car was better up there than it had been on the bottom. I could hear them, but I knew if I hit my marks it would be tough to get by. I’m just glad to have my Dad here. He’s done everything to allow me to be here. We’re still learning this stuff.”

Christian Bowman set the pace over Brad Comegys and Chris Walraven early in the 15-lap 305 feature. Devin Kline worked by both Walraven and Comegys early to move into second, but it was short-lived, as Walraven snuck by on lap five. With the leaders by the start/finish line, the caution flew for a spun Mike Mayberry.

Bowman led Walraven, Kline, Comegys and Chase Wanner back to green. Walraven challenged for the lead, and began to pull beside Bowman coming down the frontstretch. The leader made a sudden move to the top of turn one, causing Walraven to get on the binders and regain his composure. Ten laps in, McKenna Haase slowed to a stop in turn four. Mike Dapra happened on the scene, jumping Haase’s left rear and flipping. No one was hurt.

Walraven used the restart to put a slider of his own on Bowman in turn two and take the lead. Kline would follow him into second. One final caution was displayed for Matthew Stelzer who slowed in turn four. At the same time, Mayberry needed the hook and Dan Henning spun to avoid.

Walraven pulled away on the restart, winning his third feature of the year utilizing the Knoxville CT525 spec engine. Kline was second, ahead of Bowman, Christopher Scank and Comegys. Joe Simbro, hard-charger Tyler Thompson, Wanner, Corey Kautz and Jeff Wilke rounded out the top ten. Bowman set quick time over the field, while Josh Jones and Walraven won heat races.

“It felt like an awful nice slide job from where I was sitting,” said Walraven of his winning pass. “I don’t know what he thought, but I think I had him cleared. We started sixth, and I think we were running third at the end of the first lap. That thing just came forward the whole fifteen laps. I kind of knew (Kline) would get me on the bottom if I didn’t go down there. I just kind of went in protect mode. If he drove around me on the outside, then so be it. He didn’t quite have enough smoke to do that I guess. This is our third win this year, and we’re having a blast.”

Join us next Saturday night, July 30 for Weiler Night at Knoxville! The National Sprint League will again be in action, vying for a $5,000 top prize. The 360 class will also be running, and will be tuning up for the upcoming 360 Nationals. In addition, the huge Fireworks event weathered out over the Fourth of July weekend will conclude the night! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (3), 15.293; 2. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (12), 15.321; 3. 7, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (20), 15.379; 4. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (15), 15.381; 5. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (1), 15.427; 6. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (17), 15.427; 7. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (23), 15.473; 8. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (9), 15.514; 9. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (7), 15.559; 10. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (21), 15.569; 11. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (16), 15.600; 12. 26, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (10), 15.615; 13. 10, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (22), 15.649; 14. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (24), 15.713; 15. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (8), 15.727; 16. 5H, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (11), 15.762; 17. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (5), 15.772; 18. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (13), 15.842; 19. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Norfolk, NE (18), 15.998; 20. 10V, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (6), 16.109; 21. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (14), 16.294; 22. 1B, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (4), 16.318; 23. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (19), 16.437; 24. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (2), 16.545.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.0: 1. Cory Eliason (1); 2. Craig Dollansky (4); 3. Josh Baughman (3); 4. Dakota Hendrickson (2); 5. Ian Madsen (5); 6. Danny Lasoski (6); 7. Seth Brahmer (7); 8. Jake Bubak (8)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.6: 1. Tasker Phillips (1); 2. Josh Schneiderman (2); 3. AJ Moeller (6); 4. Bill Balog (3); 5. Davey Heskin (4); 6. Brooke Tatnell (5); 7. Rager Phillips (7); 8. Bob Weuve (8);

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:06.5: 1. Sammy Swindell (2); 2. Brian Brown (4); 3. RJ Johnson (1); 4. Scott Bogucki (5); 5. Dustin Selvage (6); 6. Willie Croft (3); 7. Bronson Maeschen (7); 8. Kevin Hetrick (8)

A main (started), 25 Laps, 7:14.4: 1. Brian Brown (2); 2. Danny Lasoski (4); 3. Craig Dollansky (5); 4. Sammy Swindell (9); 5. Dustin Selvage (3); 6. Tasker Phillips (12); 7. Cory Eliason (10); 8. Josh Schneiderman (13); 9. Brooke Tatnell (11); 10. Davey Heskin (14); 11. Bronson Maeschen (21); 12. Scott Bogucki (7); 13. Bill Balog (15); 14. Jake Bubak (22); 15. RJ Johnson (17); 16. Willie Croft (18); 17. AJ Moeller (6); 18. Bob Weuve (23); 19. Rager Phillips (20); 20. Dakota Hendrickson (16); 21. Josh Baughman (8); 22. Kevin Hetrick (24); 23. Seth Brahmer (19); 24. Ian Madsen (1). Lap Leader: Brown 1-25. Hard-charger: Maeschen.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (15), 16.144; 2. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (29), 16.378; 3. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (24), 16.381; 4. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (19), 16.406; 5. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. (1), 16.450; 6. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (12), 16.456; 7. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.490; 8. 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (23), 16.501; 9. 20, Casey Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA (7), 16.505; 10. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (34), 16.547; 11. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (6), 16.556; 12. 17x, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (25), 16.584; 13. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (18), 16.599; 14. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (31), 16.642; 15. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (13), 16.650; 16. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (32), 16.663; 17. 1m, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (26), 16.676; 18. 14, Randy Martin, California, MO (5), 16.691; 19. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Wisner, NE (2), 16.714; 20. 24, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (30), 16.722; 21. 33V, Mike Van Haaften, Otley, IA (9), 16.754; 22. 86, Tony Bruce Jr., Owasso, OK (11), 16.759; 23. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (21), 16.776; 24. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.805; 25. 75X, JT Imperial, Mesa, AZ (27), 16.822; 26. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (33), 16.996; 27. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (14), 17.006; 28. 85, Forrest Sutherland, Cherryvale, KS (28), 17.050; 29. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (20), 17.056; 30. 4, Evan Martin, California, MO (10), 17.079; 31. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (16), 17.174; 32. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (22), 17.289; 33. 91, Steven Russell, Springfield, IL (17), 17.322; 34. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (3), 17.502.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.6: 1. Clint Garner (3); 2. Danny Lasoski (2); 3. Ryan Giles (6); 4. Ian Madsen (5); 5. Mike Van Haaften (1) / 6. Casey Friedrichsen (4); 7. JT Imperial (7); 8. Tom Lenz (8); 9. Steven Russell (9)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.7: 1. Tyler Groenendyk (2); 2. Calvin Landis (4); 3. Tony Bruce Jr. (1); 4. Sawyer Phillips (3); 5. Nate Van Haaften (5) / 6. Evan Martin (6); 7. Chris Martin (7); 8. John Anderson (8) DNS – Randy Martin

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.8: 1. Lee Grosz (1); 2. Tony Shilling (4); 3. Jamie Ball (6); 4. Seth Brahmer (2); 5. Joe Beaver (5) / 6. Chris Morgan (7); 7. Ricky Montgomery (3); 8. John Schulz (8)

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 1:56.2: 1. Josh Baughman (4); 2. Josh Higday (2); 3. Matt Moro (3); 4. Ryan Roberts (5); 5. Alan Zoutte (1); 6. Forrest Sutherland (7); 7. Rob Weuve (6) DNS – Brian Brown

B main (started), 10 Laps, 2:51.6: 1. Casey Friedrichsen (1); 2. JT Imperial (3); 3. Chris Morgan (5); 4. Forrest Sutherland (4) / 5. Ricky Montgomery (2); 6. John Schulz (9); 7. Evan Martin (6); 8. Tom Lenz (7); 9. Rob Weuve (8); 10. John Anderson (10) DNS – Steven Russell, Chris Martin, Brian Brown, Randy Martin

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Ryan Giles (1); 2. Ian Madsen (4); 3. Calvin Landis (2); 4. Jamie Ball (3); 5. Josh Baughman (11); 6. Tony Shilling (10); 7. Clint Garner (12); 8. Danny Lasoski (15); 9. Ryan Roberts (7); 10. Joe Beaver (6); 11. Matt Moro (14); 12. Nate Van Haaften (5); 13. Lee Grosz (20); 14. Sawyer Phillips (13); 15. Tony Bruce Jr. (19); 16. Chris Morgan (23); 17. Tyler Groenendyk (8); 18. Mike Van Haaften (18); 19. Josh Higday (17); 20. JT Imperial (22); 21. Forrest Sutherland (24); 22. Alan Zoutte (21); 23. Casey Friedrichsen (9); 24. Seth Brahmer (16). Lap Leaders: Giles 1-6, Landis 7-9, Giles 10-18. Hard-charger: Lasoski.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (3), 17.254; 2. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (19), 17.281; 3. 5J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (18), 17.326; 4. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (5), 17.353; 5. 36, Christopher Scank, Cedar Rapids, IA (4), 17.419; 6. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.419; 7. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (12), 17.581; 8. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (17), 17.597; 9. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (21), 17.627; 10. O, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (10), 17.693; 11. O2S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (16), 17.760; 12. 51, Corey Kautz, Urbandale, IA (20), 17.858; 13. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (14), 17.873; 14. 38, Mike Dapra, Gillette, WY (6), 17.939; 15. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (11), 17.970; 16. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (13), 18.022; 17. 48, Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, IA (15), 18.111; 18. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (2), 18.133; 19. 8J, AJ Johnson, Oskaloosa, IA (9), 18.558; 20. 23T, Travis Rewerts, Des Moines, IA (7), 20.347; 21. 71G, Cody Ambers, Knoxville, IA (1), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:46.7: 1. Josh Jones (1); 2. McKenna Haase (3); 3. Christian Bowman (6); 4. Devin Kline (5); 5. Christopher Scank (4); 6. Jeff Wilke (7); 7. Tyler Thompson (9); 8. Joe Simbro (8); 9. Cody Ambers (11); 10. AJ Johnson (10); 11. Ben Woods (2)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Chris Walraven (4); 2. Corey Kautz (1); 3. Mike Mayberry (2); 4. Brad Comegys (6); 5. Chase Wanner (5); 6. Matthew Stelzer (3); 7. Mike Dapra (7); 8. Mitchell Alexander (9); 9. Dan Henning (8); 10. Travis Rewerts (10)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Chris Walraven (6); 2. Devin Kline (3); 3. Christian Bowman (1); 4. Christopher Scank (5); 5. Brad Comegys (2); 6. Joe Simbro (13); 7. Tyler Thompson (15); 8. Chase Wanner (4); 9. Corey Kautz (11); 10. Dan Henning (16); 11. Jeff Wilke (12); 12. Matthew Stelzer (8); 13. Mike Mayberry (9); 14. Mike Dapra (14); 15. McKenna Haase (7); 16. Cody Ambers (19); 17. Travis Rewerts (18); 18. Josh Jones (10) 19. AJ Johnson (17) DNS – Ben Woods, Mitchell Alexander. Lap Leaders: Bowman 1-10, Walraven 11-15. Hard-charger: Thompson.

 

 

Danny Lasoski Wins Electrifying Non-stop Feature at Knoxville!

Matt Moro Wins 360 Thriller, Devin Kline Becomes All-time 305 Feature Leader

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, July 9, 2016 – Another large throng of Knoxville Raceway fans went away excited here on Titan Machinery Night! Danny Lasoski won a non-stop 20-lap feature that included tight side-by-side racing throughout the field. The win was the Dover, Missouri driver’s 110th at Knoxville, and was worth $4,000. The 360 feature was no less entertaining, and featured five lead changes. Former track champ, Matt Moro won his ninth career feature and his first since 2014. Devin Kline’s ninth career 305 win puts him atop the all-time list at the historic half-mile.

In the main event, Davey Heskin led early over Lasoski and Craig Dollansky. The lead trio raced side-by-side, while Dustin Selvage was also within striking distance. While Heskin rode the cushion, Lasoski snuck by on the low side to complete lap six. Meanwhile, Josh Schneiderman was storming forward from his twelfth starting spot, and he entered the top five on lap seven.

Dollansky soon had his hands full with Ian Madsen in a back and forth battle for third. In the middle stages the two traded blows, while reeling in the second place car of Heskin. Schneiderman joined that trio, as all were within a half-second of each other. Schneiderman would use the low side to shoot by Dollansky for fourth on lap 14. On the next circuit, Madsen, had caught Heskin in heavy lapped traffic to take over second.

Schneiderman would also move by Heskin capturing third with two laps to go. Madsen reeled in Lasoski, who had a nose wing go down with five laps to go, but the “Dude” held him off by seven-tenths of a second at the checkers. Schneiderman was third, ahead of Dollansky and Heskin. Selvage, Billy Alley, Tasker Phillips, Bronson Maeschen and Dakota Hendrickson rounded out the top ten. Lasoski set quick time, while Matt Moro, AJ Moeller and Phillips won heat races.

“I’ll tell you what, when that nose wing fell down, this thing was all over everywhere,” said Lasoski. “I had a heck of a time hanging on. It goes to show that you give (crew chief) Guy Forbrook any opportunity at all to make this car go…I just get the lucky job of driving it.”

Matt Moro led Jon Agan and Joe Beaver early in the 18-lap 360 main event. Agan pressured the leader, and took the point on lap three. Nate Van Haaften roared under Beaver to take third in a good battle on lap five.

On the next go-around, the lapped car of John Anderson got sideways, collecting the leader. Agan would launch end over end in turn four. He was uninjured. Moro would assume the lead on the restart over Van Haaften, Beaver, Ryan Giles and Jamie Ball, but it was short-lived. Van Haaften shot to the point with Moro in tow.

Clint Garner, who started 12th, started making noise when he joined the top five on lap 11. A spin by JT Imperial brought a caution shortly thereafter. Moro returned the favor, passing Van Haaften back, when the green flew again. Garner moved up to fourth and then surged under Beaver for third on lap 15.

One final caution came with three laps to go. Mike Van Haaften spun in turn one. The final Dash saw Moro leading Van Haaften, Garner, Beaver and Giles. Moro would maintain his lead for his ninth career 360 feature win here. Garner took second from Van Haaften who was third, Beaver and Giles. Hard-charger Tony Shilling, who started the night with an engine change, Ball, Randy Martin, Calving Landis and Cody Ledger completed the top ten. Ball set quick time, while heats were won by Moro, Ledger and Garner. Landis won the B main.

“My Dad and Jaymie Moyle both told me to be aware of the bottom,” said Moro in Victory Lane. “I told them I hate the bottom. I was going to be patient on top. Nate gets around the bottom so good, but he just left a lane on the outside and I was able to get him. We did touch each other. I had my right rear against the fence, but that was my only chance. If I couldn’t have got it done there, I wouldn’t have. I felt bad for Jon Agan. He was on the move.”

Before the 15-lap 305 feature could get started, contact from Christopher Scank sent Joe Simbro into a frontstretch ground-pounder. The incident also involved Christian Bowman, Chase Wanner and Jeff Wilke. Only Wilke would make repairs and continue.

Rager Phillips made his first return to Knoxville in several years and led early in the going ahead of Mike Mayberry and Brad Comegys. Comegys would move into second on lap six. That was short-lived, however, as Devin Kline was aboard a rocket ship. In one move, he went from fourth to second on lap seven.

Phillips had built a good lead, but Kline steadily reeled him in. With just two laps to go, he would make the pass for the lead. On the white flag lap, that was put in jeopardy, however, when Wilke spun in turn four. On the restart, Chris Walraven used the cushion to finish second behind Kline. McKenna Haase followed in third, ahead of Phillips and Comegys. Mayberry, Scank, Wilke, Dan Henning and newcomer Travis Remerts rounded out the top ten. Bowman set quick time, while Haase and Kline won the heat races.

“We changed a shock, and I think it’s going to change our season around,” said Kline. “(Phillips) was out there a ways, but I tried to keep my line and stay consistent. Some lapped traffic helped me, and I couldn’t ask for a better car.”

Join us next Saturday night, July 16 for Hy-Vee Night at Knoxville! The 410 class will again be racing for $4,000 to win and $600 to start! All three sprint car divisions will be in action as will the DTRA Dirt Trucks! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (15), 15.496; 2. 7, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (9), 15.669; 3. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (1), 15.725; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (10), 15.810; 5. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (3), 15.833; 6. 3, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE (6), 15.868; 7. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (16), 15.881; 8. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (4), 15.910; 9. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (12), 15.934; 10. 10, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (2), 15.970; 11. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (14), 15.989; 12. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (20), 16.033; 13. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (5), 16.039; 14. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (7), 16.040; 15. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (11), 16.087; 16. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (18), 16.228; 17. 6R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (19), 16.618; 18. 12H, Daniel Harding, Perth, WA, Aust. (8), 16.673; 19. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (17), 16.752; 20. 1B, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (21), 16.881; 21. 17, Shane Quam, Burlington, IA (13), 17.110.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.0: 1. Matt Moro (2); 2. Josh Schneiderman (1); 3. Danny Lasoski (6); 4. Brooke Tatnell (5); 5. Bronson Maeschen (4); 6. Dakota Hendrickson (3); 7. Kevin Hetrick (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.5: 1. AJ Moeller (4); 2. Dustin Selvage (6); 3. Craig Dollansky (5); 4. Ryan Bunton (1); 5. RJ Johnson (3); 6. Bob Weuve (2); 7. Jake Bubak (7)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.9: 1. Tasker Phillips (3); 2. Ian Madsen (4); 3. Davey Heskin (6); 4. Daniel Harding (1); 5. Billy Alley (5); 6. Scott Bogucki (2); 7. Shane Quam (7)

A main (started), 20 Laps, 6:08.3: 1. Danny Lasoski (3); 2. Ian Madsen (7); 3. Josh Schneiderman (12); 4. Craig Dollansky (5); 5. Davey Heskin (2); 6. Dustin Selvage (4); 7. Billy Alley (10); 8. Tasker Phillips (8); 9. Bronson Maeschen (11); 10. Dakota Hendrickson (14); 11. Daniel Harding (16); 12. Brooke Tatnell (6); 13. RJ Johnson (13); 14. Scott Bogucki (18); 15. AJ Moeller (1); 16. Matt Moro (9); 17. Ryan Bunton (15); 18. Bob Weuve (17); 19. Jake Bubak (20); 20. Kevin Hetrick (19); 21. Shane Quam (21). Lap Leaders: Heskin 1-5, Lasoski 6-20. Hard-charger: Schneiderman.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (11), 16.236; 2. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (16), 16.236; 3. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (13), 16.294; 4. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (6), 16.424; 5. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (26), 16.485; 6. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (10), 16.501; 7. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (7), 16.557; 8. 33V, Mike Van Haaften, Otley, IA (24), 16.611; 9. 7H, John Hall, Marion, IA (17), 16.634; 10. 14, Randy Martin, California, MO (2), 16.734; 11. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (19), 16.782; 12. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (25), 16.827; 13. 24, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (18), 17.028; 14. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (21), 17.056; 15. 31P, Travis Porter, Rock Island, IL (4), 17.057; 16. 77, John Klabunde, Fort Calhoun, NE (27), 17.057; 17. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (15), 17.068; 18. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (14), 17.103; 19. 75X, JT Imperial, Mesa, AZ (5), 17.122; 20. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (23), 17.124; 21. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (20), 17.140; 22. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.179; 23. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (3), 17.357; 24. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (8), 17.457; 25. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (22), 17.479; 26. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (12), 17.939; 27. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (1), 18.177

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Matt Moro (4); 2. Josh Higday (2); 3. Jamie Ball (6); 4. Randy Martin (3); 5. John Klabunde (1); 6. Alan Zoutte (8) / 7. Tom Lenz (9); 8. JT Imperial (7); 9. Calvin Landis (5)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.8: 1. Cody Ledger (1); 2. Sawyer Phillips (3); 3. Stacey Alexander (2); 4. Jon Agan (5); 5. Mike Van Haaften (4); 6. Ryan Giles (6) / 7. Tyler Groenendyk (7); 8. John Anderson (8); 9. Rob Weuve (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.2: 1. Clint Garner (3); 2. Nate Van Haaften (6); 3. Joe Beaver (5); 4. Ricky Montgomery (1); 5. Tony Shilling (9); 6. John Hall (4); 7. Chris Morgan (7); 8. Cody Wehrle (8); 9. Travis Porter (2)

B main (started), 8 Laps, 2:19.7: 1. Calvin Landis (1); 2. Tyler Groenendyk (4); 3. Chris Morgan (5); 4. JT Imperial (3); 5. Tom Lenz (8); 6. John Anderson (6) / 7. Cody Wehrle (7); 8. Rob Weuve (9); 9. Travis Porter (2)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Matt Moro (1); 2. Clint Garner (12); 3. Nate Van Haaften (4); 4. Joe Beaver (2); 5. Ryan Giles (5); 6. Tony Shilling (20); 7. Jamie Ball (6); 8. Randy Martin (10); 9. Calvin Landis (9); 10. Cody Ledger (16); 11. Stacey Alexander (14); 12. Sawyer Phillips (11); 13. John Klabunde (15); 14. Tyler Groenendyk (18); 15. Chris Morgan (21); 16. JT Imperial (22); 17. Alan Zoutte (19); 18. Mike Van Haaften (7); 19. Josh Higday (13); 20. John Hall (8); 21. Ricky Montgomery (17); 22. Tom Lenz (23); 23. Jon Agan (3); 24. John Anderson (24). Lap Leaders: Moro 1-2, Agan 3-5, N. Van Haaften 6-11, Moro 12-18. Hard-charger: Shilling.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (15), 17.111; 2. 5J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (11), 17.133; 3. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (1), 17.324; 4. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.363; 5. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (5), 17.365; 6. 66, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (12), 17.460; 7. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (16), 17.514; 8. 51, Corey Kautz, Urbandale, IA (7), 17.534; 9. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (4), 17.563; 10. 36, Christopher Scank, Cedar Rapids, IA (17), 17.719; 11. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (10), 17.899; 12. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (3), 18.159; 13. 38, Mike Dapra, Gillette, WY (2), 18.309; 14. 23T, Travis Rewerts, Des Moines, IA (6), 19.314; 15. 99, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (9), NT; 16. 55KC, Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, IA (14), NT; DQ (Illegal tire) 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (13)

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:49.0: 1. McKenna Haase (3); 2. Joe Simbro (2); 3. Christian Bowman (6); 4. Jeff Wilke (1); 5. Mike Mayberry (4); 6. Brad Comegys (5); 7. Mike Dapra (7); 8. Chase Wanner (8) DNS – Josh Jones

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Devin Kline (6); 2. Christopher Scank (2); 3. Rager Phillips (4); 4. Corey Kautz (3); 5. Chris Walraven (5); 6. Dan Henning (1); 7. Bob Hildreth (8); 8. Travis Rewerts (7)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Devin Kline (5); 2. Chris Walraven (3); 3. McKenna Haase (7); 4. Rager Phillips (1); 5. Brad Comegys (4); 6. Mike Mayberry (2); 7. Christopher Scank (10); 8. Jeff Wilke (11); 9. Dan Henning (12); 10. Travis Rewerts (14); 11. Mike Dapra (13); 12. Corey Kautz (8); 13. Christian Bowman (6); 14. Joe Simbro (9); 15. Chase Wanner (15) DNS – Bob Hildreth, Josh Jones. Lap Leaders: R. Phillips 1-12, Kline 13-15. Hard-charger: Kline.

 

 

 

 

 

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7/8/16

Cedar Lake Speedway

New Richmond, WI

WoO

UMSS

UMSS Traditional

34 WoO

21 UMSS

27 UMSS Traditional

WoO

Rico Abreu (6th car (out to time) set quick time at 11.247 seconds. Daryn Pittman (4th car out) was second quick, followed by Donny Schatz (10th), Joey Saldana (23rd), Shane Stewart (9th), Jacob Allen (15th), Craig Dollansky (8th), Willie Croft (14th), Brian Brown (13th) and Logan Schuchart (7th). Brad Sweet had issues in hot laps and changed his motor. He would miss his qualifying spot and took one lap at the end.

Heat one (started): 1. Abreu 24 (1) 2. Stewart 2 (2) 3. Brown 21 (3) 4. Danny Lasoski 2L (5) 5. Brad Sweet 49 (6) / 6. Travis Whitney 16 (7) 7. Dave Glennon 5G (8) 8. Davey Heskin 56N (4) 9. Clyde Knipp 13 (9)

Heats were 10 laps, takikng the top five to the A, and top two to the Dash. Brown shot by Stewart briefly on the first lap for a Dash spot, but Stewart was able to get him back. Abreu led the distance in a mostly single-file race.

Heat two (started): 1. Pittman 9 (1) 2. Schuchart 1s (2) 3. Jason Sides 7s (4) 4. Allen 1a (3) 5. Greg Wilson w20 (8) / 6. Dominic Scelzi 41x (5) 7. Paige Polyak 19 (7) 8. Dakota Hendrickson 10 (6) 9. Rob Caho Jr. 19L (9)

Pittman led the distance. Schuchart battled his teammate Allen for second on the first lap. Polyak grabbed fifth from Scelzi on lap three. Six laps in, Hendrickson flipped hard in turn two. He was uninjured. Polyak held the final transfer until stopping with two laps to go. Scelzi inherited the spot, but Wilson snuck under him on the restart.

Heat three (started): 1. Schatz 15 (1) 2. Dollansky 2KS (2) 3. Brooke Tatnell 55 (4) 4. David Gravel 5 (5) 5. Paul Nienhiser 9x (3) / 6. Jason Johnson 41 (7) 7. Thomas Kennedy 21K (6) 8. Leigh Thomas 29L (8)

J. Johnson changed a motor after qualifying. Schatz led flag to flag. J. Johnson slid up turn one and had to come from the back. Tatnell used his experience at Cedar Lake to hold off Gravel for third.

Heat four (started): 1. Saldana 83 (1) 2. Kerry Madsen 29 (4) 3. Croft 26 (2) 4. Ian Madsen 18 (6) 5. Bill Balog 17B (3) / 6. Paul McMahan 7 (5) 7. Tasker Phillips 7w (7) 8. Jared Goerges 9z (8)

Saldana led throughout. When Croft jumped the turn three cushion at the halfway point, K. Madsen jumped into the second Dash spot.

Dash (started): 1. Stewart (2) 2. Schuchart (1) 3. Saldana (3) 4. Schatz (4) 5. Pittman (5) 6. Abreu (6) 7. K. Madsen (8) 8. Dollansky (7)

Mostly an 8-lap parade.

B main (started): 1. Heskin (1) 2. Scelzi (2) 3. McMahan (3) 4. Polyak (7) / 5. J. Johnson (6) 6. Kennedy (5) 7. Whitney (4) 8. Caho (12) 9. Thomas (11) 10. Knipp (13) 11. Phillips (9) 12. Goerges (10) 13. Glennon (8) DNS – Hendrickson

Heskin led the 12-lapper early. Polyak and Kennedy traded the last transfer spot twice in the early going before Phillips rode the backstretch wall with three laps down. Knipp and Goerges came together after the restart, with Goerges going off on the hook. Polyak shot by Kennedy when he got sideways on lap seven and held down fourth.

A main (started): 1. Schuchart (2) 2. Schatz (4) 3. Saldana (3) 4. Stewart (1) 5. Abreu (6) 6. Dollansky (8) 7. Pittman (5) 8. Gravel (15) 9. Sweet (17) 10. Brown (9) 11. Croft (12) 12. McMahan (23) 13. I. Madsen (16) 14. Lasoski (13) 15. Tatnell (11) 16. Nienhiser (19) 17. Balog (20) 18. Wilson (18) 19. K. Madsen (7) 20. Polyak (24) 21. Allen (14) 22. Heskin (21) 23. Sides (10) 24. Scelzi (22)

The 35-lapper was staged with a “missing man” formation for Craig Keel. Schuchart led Stewart and Saldana early. On lap four, Saldana slid under Stewart for second. Scelzi slowed bringing out a caution with six laps down. The restart saw Schuchart choose the inside groove ahead of Saldana, Stewart, Schatz and Pittman. Saldana shot to the lead when the green fell, and Schatz moved into third. Schuchart was back all over Saldana for the lead. He finally found his way to the point again on lap 16. You could throw a blanket over the battle for second between Saldana, Schatz and Stewart. Schatz would take the spot on lap 23. Four laps later, K. Madsen was in the wall in turn four. Schuchart chose the inside line and used a good start to pull away from Schatz and score his first ever World of Outlaws win. McMahan was the hard-charger/

 

 

 

Sammy Swindell Wins #50 at 60 in Knoxville!

Christian Bowman Makes Late Race Pass for 305 Win

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, July 1, 2016 – Sammy Swindell added six days to his own record as the oldest 410 feature winner Friday night at Knoxville Raceway. Sammy is 60 years, 8 months and nine days old, and the Germantown, Tennessee driver won his second straight National Sprint League main event in a row at Knoxville aboard the Big Game Motorsports #1. Christian Bowman won a non-stop main event in the 305 class, by making a late race pass of Chris Walraven.

Swindell would start on the pole of the scheduled 20-lap feature and grab the early lead ahead of Dusty Zomer and Rico Abreu. Sammy used the low groove to build his lead until the caution flew six laps in for a stopped Scott Bogucki. One more lap was in the books when Bronson Maeschen and Dominic Scelzi took scary rides upside down in turns one and two. Fortunately, both drivers were uninjured.

When the green finally flew again, Swindell led Zomer, Abreu, Kerry Madsen and Lynton Jeffrey. Madsen quickly moved into third, while Jeffrey took fourth on lap nine. Swindell’s lead stretched to a second and a half over Zomer when Andy Caruana went up in smoke in turn three on the white flag lap. Chris Martin blew a right rear tire at the same time, but made repairs in the work area.

The final green, white, checker finish was halted again on lap 20 when Tasker Phillips flipped down the frontstretch. Bogucki was also involved. The final green white, checker finish had plenty of action awaiting and extended the race to 22 laps. While Sammy maintained his lead ahead of Zomer, Danny Lasoski surged by Kerry Madsen into third on the last lap. Jeffrey followed him into fourth, while Madsen settled for fifth. Abreu, Craig Dollansky, Davey Heskin, Ian Madsen and Josh Schneiderman rounded out the top ten. Heskin set quick time, while Swindell, Phillips and Scelzi won the heat races.

“I’m just so blessed to get to do this with the things that have come my way the last few weeks,” said Swindell in Victory Lane. “It’s all good, and hopefully, we’ll continue here. We had a different motor in tonight, so we had a few things we needed to be different on. The car was pretty awesome in the main. We’ve been able to run pretty much the same setup in the slick, and tonight, when it was heavier. I broke the record again. I’m the oldest guy by a week now!”

Before the 305 feature could get a lap in, Corey Kautz flipped hard in turn one. Tyler Dollison shot into the wall trying to avoid the airborne sprinter as well. No one was hurt. When the 18-lapper resumed, it went the distance.

Ricky Logan returned to Knoxville in a White Lightning Motorsports machine and led Chris Walraven and teammate Devin Kline from the pole. Christian Bowman moved into third on lap four, and reeled in the lead pair of Logan and Walraven.

With Logan stuck behind a pair of lapped cars on the seventh go-around, Walraven rode the cushion in turn two to the point. Bowman followed him into second. Bowman would reel in the leader, and when Walraven bobbled a bit in turn two on lap 13, he would gain on the leader. In turn four, he would take the lead for good, and pull away to his third win of the season. Walraven, Logan, Kline and Christopher Scank followed. Hard-charger Ben Woods, Kade Higday, Mike Mayberry, Joe Simbro and Brad Comegys rounded out the top ten. Bowman set quick time, while Mitchell Alexander and Kautz won the heats.

“It felt awesome,” said Bowman afterwards. “I worked through traffic pretty good. It worked to my advantage. I was able to take the lead, and we never looked back. I had a perfect car. My team works really hard. Everything has really clicked this year. We worked hard in the offseason, and once again, I have to thank my crew.”

Join us tomorrow night for our National Sprint League finale! The 360 class will also be in action! A huge Fireworks show to celebrate our nation’s Independence will cap the festivities! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (4), 14.942; 2. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (3), 15.119; 3. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (5), 15.153; 4. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (6), 15.162; 5. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (2), 15.206; 6. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (8), 15.306; 7. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (22), 15.314; 8. 29, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (20), 15.319; 9. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (1), 15.337; 10. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (12), 15.355; 11. 10, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (11), 15.367; 12. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (15), 15.375; 13. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (16), 15.428; 14. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (9), 15.471; 15. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (7), 15.554; 16. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (14), 15.606; 17. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (10), 15.664; 18. 41, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (25), 15.710; 19. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (24), 15.781; 20. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (23), 15.805; 21. 12H, Daniel Harding, Perth, WA, Aust. (19), 15.933; 22. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (18), 16.269; 23. 96AUS, Andy Caruana, Melbourne, VIC, Aust. (21), 16.333; 24. 1B, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (13), NT; 25. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (17), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:06.5: 1. Sammy Swindell (2); 2. Scott Bogucki (1); 3. Craig Dollansky (3); 4. Brian Brown (5); 5. Bronson Maeschen (4); 6. Davey Heskin (6); 7. Josh Schneiderman (7); 8. Kevin Hetrick (8) DNS – Jake Bubak

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.0: 1. Tasker Phillips (2); 2. Kerry Madsen (4); 3. Danny Lasoski (6); 4. Dakota Hendrickson (3); 5. Rico Abreu (5); 6. RJ Johnson (7); 7. Bob Weuve (1); 8. Andy Caruana (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Dominic Scelzi (1); 2. Brooke Tatnell (3); 3. Dusty Zomer (4); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 5. Ian Madsen (5); 6. Chris Martin (2); 7. Daniel Harding (7) DNS – AJ Moeller

A main (started), 22 Laps, NT: 1. Sammy Swindell (1); 2. Dusty Zomer (2); 3. Danny Lasoski (8); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 5. Kerry Madsen (5); 6. Rico Abreu (3); 7. Craig Dollansky (11); 8. Davey Heskin (4); 9. Ian Madsen (10); 10. Josh Schneiderman (20); 11. Brooke Tatnell (12); 12. Brian Brown (6); 13. RJ Johnson (18); 14. Chris Martin (17); 15. Daniel Harding (21); 16. Kevin Hetrick (22); 17. Bob Weuve (19); 18. Tasker Phillips (9); 19. Scott Bogucki (15); 20. Andy Caruana (23); 21. Dominic Scelzi (14); 22. Bronson Maeschen (13) DNS – Dakota Hendrickson, Jake Bubak, AJ Moeller. Lap Leader: S. Swindell 1-22. Hard-charger: Schneiderman.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (14), 16.943; 2. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (13), 16.969; 3. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (4), 16.999; 4. 5J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (18), 17.107; 5. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (21), 17.197; 6. 56w, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (5), 17.199; 7. 5, Ricky Logan, Little Rock, AR (3), 17.222; 8. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (10), 17.297; 9. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (2), 17.308; 10. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (6), 17.350; 11. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (1), 17.374; 12. 51, Corey Kautz, Urbandale, IA (11), 17.406; 13. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (12), 17.477; 14. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (20), 17.586; 15. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (15), 17.644; 16. 36, Christopher Scank, Cedar Rapids, IA (7), 17.799; 17. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (9), 17.804; 18. 33, Trevor Smith, Sanborn, IA (19), 17.831; 19. 38, Mike Dapra, Gillette, WY (17), 17.901; 20. 3D, Tyler Dollison, Milo, IA (16), 18.400; 21. 17, Billy Bell, Colfax, IA (8), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.2: 1. Mitchell Alexander (2); 2. McKenna Haase (1); 3. Christian Bowman (6); 4. Brad Comegys (4); 5. Ricky Logan (3); 6. Mike Mayberry (5); 7. Kade Higday (8); 8. Matthew Stelzer (7); 9. Mike Dapra (10); 10. Dan Henning (9) DNS – Billy Bell

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.1: 1. Corey Kautz (1); 2. Devin Kline (5); 3. Josh Jones (2); 4. Chris Walraven (4); 5. Joe Simbro (3); 6. Christopher Scank (8); 7. Trevor Smith (9); 8. Chase Wanner (6); 9. Ben Woods (7); 10. Tyler Dollison (10);

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:35.9: 1. Christian Bowman (6); 2. Chris Walraven (2); 3. Ricky Logan (1); 4. Devin Kline (4); 5. Christopher Scank (12); 6. Ben Woods (15); 7. Kade Higday (16); 8. Mike Mayberry (5); 9. Joe Simbro (7); 10. Brad Comegys (3); 11. Matthew Stelzer (14); 12. Josh Jones (9); 13. McKenna Haase (10); 14. Trevor Smith (18); 15. Mike Dapra (19); 16. Dan Henning (17); 17. Chase Wanner (13); 18. Corey Kautz (11); 19. Tyler Dollison (20) DNS – Mitchell Alexander, Billy Bell. Lap Leaders: Logan 1-6, Walraven 7-12, Bowman 13-15. Hard-charger: Woods.

 

 

Sammy Swindell Makes Last Lap Pass in Race of the Season at Knoxville!
Jamie Ball Conquers 360’s, Kade Higday on Top in 305’s

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, June 25, 2016 – Sammy Swindell capped off an electrifying National Sprint League feature at Knoxville Raceway with a last lap pass of Davey Heskin to record his 49th career feature win at Knoxville. The win aboard the CJB/Big Game Motorsports #1 was worth $5,000 to the Germantown, Tennessee native. Jamie Ball grabbed his first 360 win of the year and the second in his career in the 360 class, and Kade Higday won his second career feature in the 305 class.

Heskin led the 25-lap main event early over Josh Schneiderman and Danny Lasoski. Brian Brown entered the top four with a pass of Craig Dollansky on lap four, and Bronson Maeschen moved into the top five on lap five. Hitting the high side of turn four, Brown would sail around Lasoski for third on lap six.

Swindell, who started fourth, lost ground early, but reentered the top five on lap 11. He would grab fourth from Lasoski on lap 13. Brown was tracking down Schneiderman for second on lap 15, when his left front wheel flew off while heading down the back straightaway. Fortunately, he kept the car under him, and further disaster was avoided. There was too much damage for him to continue, however.
Heskin led Schneiderman, Swindell, Lasoski and Maeschen back to green on the restart. Swindell used the low side to move into second, and the battle for the lead was on. Maeschen jumped the infield berm and slid out and hit the wall. The result was a flat right rear, and he coasted to a stop with three laps to go. Heskin led Swindell, Schneiderman, Ian Madsen and Lasoski back to green.

Lasoski would pass Madsen and Schneiderman for third on the restart. Up front, Heskin held Swindell off by running smooth on the cushion. Swindell ran a perfect last lap, pulling even with Heskin and then sliding across the track, to make the winning pass in three and four. Following Swindell and Heskin across the finish line were Lasoski, Madsen and Schneiderman. Dollansky, hard-charger Jake Bubak, Tasker Phillips, Brooke Tatnell and Billy Alley rounded out the top ten. Swindell set quick time, while Schneiderman and Dollansky won heat races.

“It was probably better to run the top, but Davey was there,” said Swindell in Victory Lane. “We were just trying to get our car working down there in the slick. I thought I’d stay with it. I got screwed up on the start. I got in the wrong place and got hung up. Four or five guys passed me. We made it interesting. I’m just so blessed to be here and be able to do this. I’m thankful for everybody that supports me, and God is upstairs looking after me. I won a feature at Knoxville in my sixth decade, and I don’t know that anyone’s done that. That might be a hard record to break.”

Sawyer Phillips was a spin victim before a lap could be completed in the 360 18-lap feature. Ohio visitor Devon Dobie also spun to avoid, causing damage to the left front of the car. Unfortunately, he was done for the night.

Jamie Ball shot out to a healthy lead early over Calvin Landis and Matt Moro. Ryan Giles ientered the top three on lap three, and then took second from Landis on lap seven. At that point, Rob Weuve spun with the leaders just hitting heavy lapped traffic. The restart saw Ball leading Giles, Landis, Moro and Tony Shilling.

Moro shot to third on the restart, while Clint Garner entered the top five. Moro continued his charge, getting by Giles for second two laps later. Meanwhile, Garner moved into fourth on lap nine and got by Giles for third on lap eleven. The leaders entered heavy lapped traffic with three to go, and Garner passed Moro and reeled in Ball for the lead. Ball would hold him off, however, in the White Lightning Motorsports #5J. Following Ball and Garner were Moro, Giles and Shilling. Joe Beaver, Nate Van Haaften, Ryan Roberts, Landis and Phillips rounded out the top ten. Garner set quick time, while Roberts and Ball won the heats.

“Typically, I run high in one and two and low in three and four, but it was the opposite tonight,” said Ball in Victory Lane. “That car was perfect. We’ve been so good lately, but bad luck has really plagued us the whole year. To be sitting here right now is a testament to all the guys and girls that work on this crew. Without them, this wouldn’t be possible.”

Josh Higday was the class of the 305 field, leading all fifteen laps. The race got off to a tough start when Dan Henning lost a left front wheel and spun into the infield. He was uninjured. When the green replaced the yellow, the race went non-stop and Higday had no peer, winning by 3.598 seconds.

There was plent of action behind him, however. Christopher Scank ran second, much of the way, but was overtaken by Corey Kautz on lap 11. Christian Bowman moved into third on lap twelve, and Devin Kline grabbed fourth on lap 14. Scank ended up fifth. Hard-charger McKenna Haase, Matthew Stelzer, Ben Woods, Chase Wanner and Mike Mayberry completed the top ten. Brad Comegys set quick time, while Wanner and Mitchell Alexander won heats.

“(Father Josh Higday) had this thing rolling,” said Kade in Victory Lane. “To come back from what we had this year (injury) is cool. It’s great to get one the right way compared to the last one (won as a results of a disqualification). Our 360 should be done this week, and we hope to be back in it next Saturday.”

Join us next Friday and Saturday, July 1 and 2 for a huge weekend of action! The National Sprint League will be in action both nights. The 305’s join Friday’s program, while the 360’s will be running on Saturday! Saturday is Iowa Corn Districts 5&9/Marion County Cattlemen's Association Night. A Fireworks show to celebrate our nation’s Independence will cap Saturday night’s action as well! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (1), 15.230; 2. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (11), 15.492; 3. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (5), 15.588; 4. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (3), 15.598; 5. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (14), 15.644; 6. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (10), 15.663; 7. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (2), 15.669; 8. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (7), 15.769; 9. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15), 15.779; 10. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (9), 15.814; 11. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (6), 15.891; 12. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (13), 15.916; 13. 3, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE (12), 16.058; 14. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (4), 16.106; 15. 10, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (18), 16.122; 16. 1B, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (17), 16.263; 17. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (16), 16.440; 18. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (8), 16.650.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Josh Schneiderman (1); 2. Ian Madsen (4); 3. Davey Heskin (3); 4. Danny Lasoski (5); 5. Sammy Swindell (6); 6. Billy Alley (7); 7. Dakota Hendrickson (8); 8. Bob Weuve (9); 9. Tasker Phillips (2)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.2: 1. Craig Dollansky (3); 2. Brian Brown (5); 3. Bronson Maeschen (6); 4. Brooke Tatnell (2); 5. AJ Moeller (4); 6. Jake Bubak (8); 7. Kevin Hetrick (9); 8. Jon Agan (1); 9. Scott Bogucki (7)

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Sammy Swindell (4); 2. Davey Heskin (2); 3. Danny Lasoski (3); 4. Ian Madsen (6); 5. Josh Schneiderman (1); 6. Craig Dollansky (5); 7. Jake Bubak (12); 8. Tasker Phillips (13); 9. Brooke Tatnell (10); 10. Billy Alley (11); 11. Dakota Hendrickson (15); 12. AJ Moeller (9); 13. Bob Weuve (17); 14. Kevin Hetrick (16); 15. Bronson Maeschen (8); 16. Brian Brown (7); 17. Scott Bogucki (18) DNS – Jon Agan. Lap Leaders: Heskin 1-24, S. Swindell 25. Hard-charger: Bubak.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (11), 16.304; 2. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.407; 3. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (18), 16.432; 4. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (17), 16.452; 5. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.473; 6. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.481; 7. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (7), 16.596; 8. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (16), 16.635; 9. 23, Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta, OH (4), 16.734; 10. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (19), 16.803; 11. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (2), 16.817; 12. 75x, JT Imperial, Mesa, AZ (8), 16.935; 13. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (10), 17.002; 14. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (12), 17.004; 15. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (5), 17.044; 16. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.073; 17. 33V, Mike Van Haaften, Otley, IA (6), 17.080; 18. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (13), 17.737; 19. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (1), 18.011; 20. 31P, Travis Porter, Rock Island, IL (20), 20.054.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.7: 1. Ryan Roberts (1); 2. Clint Garner (6); 3. Nate Van Haaften (5); 4. Devon Dobie (2); 5. Matt Moro (3); 6. Tony Shilling (4); 7. Tom Lenz (8); 8. Stacey Alexander (7); 9. Mike Van Haaften (9); 10. Rob Weuve (10)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.8: 1. Jamie Ball (4); 2. Calvin Landis (3); 3. Sawyer Phillips (2); 4. Ryan Giles (5); 5. JT Imperial (1); 6. Joe Beaver (6); 7. Chris Morgan (7); 8. Alan Zoutte (8); 9. John Anderson (9); 10. Travis Porter (10)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Jamie Ball (3); 2. Clint Garner (8); 3. Matt Moro (2); 4. Ryan Giles (5); 5. Tony Shilling (4); 6. Joe Beaver (7); 7. Nate Van Haaften (6); 8. Ryan Roberts (11); 9. Calvin Landis (1); 10. Sawyer Phillips (10); 11. Chris Morgan (14); 12. Mike Van Haaften (17); 13. Tom Lenz (15); 14. Alan Zoutte (16); 15. John Anderson (18); 16. JT Imperial (12); 17. Rob Weuve (19); 18. Stacey Alexander (13); 19. Travis Porter (20); 20. Devon Dobie (9). Lap Leader: Ball 1-18. Hard-charger: Garner.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (14), 17.305; 2. 5J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.413; 3. 51, Corey Kautz, Urbandale, IA (2), 17.568; 4. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (6), 17.572; 5. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (4), 17.717; 6. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (3), 17.805; 7. 36, Christopher Scank, Cedar Rapids, IA (8), 17.813; 8. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (12), 17.830; 9. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (5), 17.862; 10. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (17), 17.869; 11. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (1), 18.155; 12. 38, Mike Dapra, Gillette, WY (10), 18.171; 13. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (16), 18.171; 14. 71B, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (15), 18.671; 15. O, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (7), 19.932; 16. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (11), NT; 17. 3D, Tyler Dollison, Milo, IA (13), NT; 18. 17, Billy Bell, Colfax, IA (18), NT; DQ (Scales) 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (19)

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.9: 1. Chase Wanner (2); 2. Matthew Stelzer (4); 3. Christopher Scank (3); 4. Brad Comegys (6); 5. Corey Kautz (5); 6. Ben Woods (7); 7. Dan Henning (1); 8. Mike Mayberry (8) DNS – Chris Walraven, Billy Bell

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.9: 1. Mitchell Alexander (2); 2. Kade Higday (3); 3. Devin Kline (6); 4. Joe Simbro (4); 5. Christian Bowman (5); 6. McKenna Haase (8); 7. Mike Dapra (1); 8. Brandon Worthington (7) DNS – Tyler Dollison

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:47.7: 1. Kade Higday (1); 2. Corey Kautz (6); 3. Christian Bowman (5); 4. Devin Kline (7); 5. Christopher Scank (2); 6. McKenna Haase (12); 7. Matthew Stelzer (4); 8. Ben Woods (11); 9. Chase Wanner (9); 10. Mike Mayberry (16); 11. Joe Simbro (3); 12. Brad Comegys (8); 13. Mitchell Alexander (10); 14. Brandon Worthington (15); 15. Mike Dapra (14); 16. Dan Henning (13) DNS – Chris Walraven, Tyler Dollison, Billy Bell. Lap Leader: Higday 1-15. Hard-charger: Haase.

 

 

6/19/2016

Mason City Motor Speedway

Mason City, IA

NSL

17 cars

A stout 17-car field gathered in Mason City with the NSL Sunday night. The track is a full half-mile with plenty of width. A large crowd applauded when the first hot lap session checkered. Most weren’t sprint car experts, so they enjoyed the change of pace.

Danny Lasoski (3rd car out to time) set quick time at 16.423 seconds. Kerry Madsen (4th car out) was second quick, followed by Brian Brown (9th), Sammy Swindell (14th), Lynton Jeffrey (5th), Terry McCarl (1st), Ian Madsen (7th), Craig Dollansky (16th), Matt Juhl (2nd) and Austin McCarl (8th).

Heat one (started): 1. I. Madsen 18 (2) 2. Lasoski 2 (4) 3. A. McCarl 17A (1) 4. Swindell 1 (3) 5. Dakota Hendrickson 10 (5) 6. Austin Johnson 81 (6)

Eight-lap heats started after sunset. Combined points from qualifying and the heat races set the feature lineup. I. Madsen led the distance. Lasoski snatched second from A. McCarl on the second lap.

Heat two (started): 1. Dollansky 2KS (2) 2. K. Madsen 29 (4) 3. Davey Heskin 56N (1) 4. Tasker Phillips 7w (6) 5. Kaley Gharst 7 (5) 6. Jeffrey 12 (3)

Dollansky led flag to flag. K. Madsen moved by Heskin into second on the first lap. The best racing was between Phillips and Gharst as they went back and forth. They almost tangled with Jeffrey, who slowed and exited on the third lap.

Heat three (started): 1. Juhl 09 (2) 2. Brown 21 (4) 3. T. McCarl 24 (3) 4. Chris Martin 44 (1) 5. Brooke Tatnell 55 (5)

Juhl led the distance. Brown became the third driver to move from fourth to second, taking that spot from Martin on lap two. T. McCarl followed him into third a lap later.

A main (started): 1. Lasoski (4) 2. Swindell (7) 3. I. Madsen (1) 4. T. McCarl (8) 5. Dollansky (5) 6. Brown (2) 7. K. Madsen (3) 8. Juhl (6) 9. A. McCarl (9) 10. Tatnell (14) 11. Phillips (16) 12. Gharst (15) 13. Heskin (11) 14. Hendrickson (13) 15. Martin (12) 16. Johnson (17) 17. Jeffrey (10)

Ian Madsen led the 20-lapper early over K Madsen and Brown. Lasoski shot into the top three on lap two, while T. McCarl followed him on the low side of the track to grab fourth from Brown. K. Madsen nearly spun in turn one on lap 8, allowing Lasoski, a charging Swindell and T. McCarl by. On lap 11, Lasoski tracked down the lead from I. Madsen. Swindell was on the move as well, and a pass of I. Madsen for second was negated when Jeffrey spun in turn two. The restart saw Lasoski ahead of I. Madsen, Swindell, T. McCarl and K. Madsen. When the green flew, Swindell moved quickly into second, while K. Madsen shot by T. McCarl into fourth. In the early stages, drivers stuck to the low side of one and two and the high side of three and four, but both top and bottom seemed to open up as the race went on. Jeffrey spun a second time with four laps to go, setting up a final Dash to the checkers. Lasoski led Swindell, I. Madsen and K. Madsen, who were battling hard for third, and T. McCarl back to green. K. Madsen would bike up the track, allowing T. McCarl to get by. Lasoski would nail down the win ahead of hard-charger, Swindell. T. McCarl pressured I. Madsen late for third, falling just .007 of a second short. Dollansky rounded out the top five. Guy Forbrook recalled bringing Lasoski to Mason City last in 1988. Per his story, Danny didn’t have to pass a car all night to take that win, drawing the pole of the heat and the pole of the feature. Tonight, he definitely earned his win worth $5,000.

 

 

 

Kerry Madsen Sweeps on the Night the Lights Went Out in Knoxville!

Garner Repeats in 360’s, Haase Wins in 305’s

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, June 18, 2016 – A twenty-minute delay after a power surge couldn’t stop Kerry Madsen from sweeping the evening’s festivities, including the non-stop 20-lap National Sprint League feature at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. The St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia native took the lead at about the halfway point from his brother Ian, and took home the $5,000 prize aboard the Keneric Racing #29 for his 19th career main event win here.

A half a lap after the green flag fell in the 20-lap NSL main event, a power surge temporarily knocked out a number of lights around the race track. A 20-minute delay ensued, but it just built the anticipation for what would be another great race at Knoxville.

Ian Madsen shot out from his starting spot outside row one once the lights were restored. Brooke Tatnell and a surging Craig Dollansky gave chase. Brian Brown and Kerry Madsen battled for the fourth spot, and Brown garnered that position on lap four. In great racing action, Kerry battled past Brown and Dollansky to claim third a lap later.

Meanwhile, Tim Kaeding was on the move from his starting spot in row four. He took fifth from Brown on lap six and claimed fourth from Dollansky a lap later. Meanwhile, Kerry was on the move, shooting around Tatnell for second on lap eight. After reeling in Ian, he would power by with a slider to lead lap nine.

A three-way battle for third was on, between Kaeding, Tatnell and Brown in the middle stages. After a heated battle, Brown would wrestle that spot from Kaeding on lap fourteen. With five laps to go, Kerry led Ian, Brown, Kaeding and Tatnell. Brown looked to be gaining on the leaders on the cushion, but when he chose a lower groove, Kaeding would secure the third position behind Kerry and Ian at the checkers. Brown and hard-charger Sammy Swindell would follow. Tatnell, Danny Lasoski, Dollansky, Terry McCarl and Davey Heskin would round out the top ten. Kerry’s sweep also included setting quick time and winning his heat race. Austin McCarl and Dollansky won the other heats, while Tasker Phillips claimed the B main.

“The guys gave me a great race car,” said Kerry Madsen in Victory Lane. “They worked their guts off all day to get that ready. Fortunately, for me, I had to move around. Dollansky came up through there pretty quick, and we had to make some moves to figure out the line. It’s great to be here. We make the effort to come back to Knoxville, because it’s a great place. We enjoy that we’re welcomed here, and we’re glad to be a part of a great track like Knoxville.”

The 18-lap 360 main event would see five lead changes early. Front row starters, Carson McCarl and Ryan Giles, would exchange the point four times in the first four laps. That was halted when Rob Weuve spun in turn four. McCarl would lead Giles, Clint Garner, Joe Beaver and Nate Van Haaften back to the green.

Garner would hit a cushion that was nearing the wall and first grab second and then the lead shortly after the green flag fell. Meanwhile, Van Haaften was on the move, surging into the top three by lap five. While Van Haaften chose the low line, Tony Shilling was reeling him in on the top. He and Van Haaften would exchange third twice before the latter grabbed it for good on lap 11.

While Garner was out front, Van Haaften was gaining speed. He overcame Giles for second coming for the white flag lap. While Garner stumbled behind a lapper, Van Haaften closed in. At the checkers, Garner would claim his 26th career 360 win here by .261 seconds over Van Haaften. Giles, Shilling and Matt Moro followed the lead pair. McCarl, hard-charger Josh Schneiderman, Beaver, Calvin Landis and John Schulz rounded out the top ten. Garner set quick time, while Landis, Shilling and Beaver won heats.

“I didn’t want to push the issue there,” said Garner in Victory Lane. “The track really got slick there, and I was running with my tongue hanging out for most of that. Running that cushion was the highest I’ve been this year for sure. It was a blast running up there. I figured when I caught the lapped cars, I’d make sure the track was covered. It’s hard to pass when there’s nowhere to go.”

Christian Bowman fired out early to lead the 15-lap 305 feature ahead of Mike Mayberry and Devin Kline. Kline would utilize the bottom of the track, surging from third to the lead on the fifth lap. Behind him, McKenna Haase grabbed third from Mayberry and second from Bowman on lap six and seven.

A lap ten caution for a spun Dan Henning tightened the field. Kline led Haase, Bowman, Mayberry and Chris Walraven back to green. Haase would poke the nose of her car under Kline on lap 11 entering turn three. When Kline suddenly cut in front of her, she had to hit the brakes and lost her momentum. She was back, however, two laps later, sticking the bottom of turn four to take the lead on lap 13.

The leaders were past the flag stand when Joe Simbro spun on the backstretch, bringing the final caution. Haase was able to hold off Kline for her third career win. Bowman, Mayberry and Kade Higday followed. Corey Kautz, Chase Wanner, Walraven, Brad Comegys and Cliff Jones competed the top ten. Haase also set quick time, while Wanner and Higday were the heat winners.

“It’s been a rough year for my team and me both off and on the track,” said an excited Haase in Victory Lane. “It’s a blessing to be here and have my team here in good health. I was a little worried, because I lost a lot of ground (after her first bid to get by Kline). I was able to get back underneath him though.”

Join us next Friday night, June 24 for a blast from the past at “Nostalgia at Knoxville”. All three sprint car classes will be back in action Saturday night, June 25 for Marion County Farm Bureau Mid-Season Championship Night featuring $5,000 to win with the National Sprint League! Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame inductions will also be a part of the weekend. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 29, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (21), 15.966; 2. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (4), 16.192; 3. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (12), 16.302; 4. 7, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (9), 16.335; 5. 1D, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (13), 16.383; 6. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (18), 16.384; 7. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (27), 16.435; 8. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (11), 16.458; 9. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (19), 16.460; 10. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (22), 16.513; 11. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (7), 16.543; 12. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (16), 16.558; 13. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (15), 16.609; 14. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (6), 16.668; 15. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (1), 16.725; 16. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (23), 16.765; 17. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (28), 16.787; 18. O9, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (3), 16.789; 19. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.795; 20. 47, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (17), 16.797; 21. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (25), 16.799; 22. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (24), 16.890; 23. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (8), 16.894; 24. 1B, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (2), 16.960; 25. 7w, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (20), 17.152; 26. 10, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (26), 17.179; 27. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (10), 17.620; 28. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (5), 17.820.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Kerry Madsen (6); 2. Terry McCarl (2); 3. Ian Madsen (4); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 5. Tasker Phillips (9); 6. Jon Agan (7); 7. Josh Schneiderman (8); 8. Kevin Hetrick (10); 9. Dustin Selvage (5); 10. AJ Moeller (1)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.8: 1. Austin McCarl (4); 2. Tim Kaeding (3); 3. Davey Heskin (1); 4. Danny Lasoski (6); 5. Jeff Swindell (7); 6. Chris Martin (8); 7. Dakota Hendrickson (9); 8. Justin Henderson (5); 9. Matt Moro (2)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.4: 1. Craig Dollansky (2); 2. Brian Brown (6); 3. Sammy Swindell (3); 4. Brooke Tatnell (5); 5. Bronson Maeschen (4); 6. Matt Juhl (1); 7. Jake Bubak (8); 8. Scott Bogucki (7); 9. Bob Weuve (9)

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:42.9: 1. Tasker Phillips (3); 2. Jake Bubak (5); 3. Josh Schneiderman (6); 4. Matt Juhl (1) / 5. Jon Agan (2); 6. Chris Martin (4); 7. Dakota Hendrickson (7); 8. Scott Bogucki (8); 9. Bob Weuve (11); 10. Kevin Hetrick (9); 11. AJ Moeller (10) DNS – Matt Moro

A main (started), 25 Laps, 6:24.8: 1. Kerry Madsen (6); 2. Ian Madsen (2); 3. Tim Kaeding (7); 4. Brian Brown (5); 5. Sammy Swindell (11); 6. Brooke Tatnell (1); 7. Danny Lasoski (4); 8. Craig Dollansky (8); 9. Terry McCarl (9); 10. Davey Heskin (14); 11. Austin McCarl (3); 12. Lynton Jeffrey (10); 13. Josh Schneiderman (15); 14. Bronson Maeschen (12); 15. Matt Juhl (17); 16. Tasker Phillips (13); 17. Jeff Swindell (18); 18. Jake Bubak (16) DNS – Justin Henderson, Dustin Selvage. Lap Leaders: I. Madsen 1-8, K. Madsen 9-20. Hard-charger: S. Swindell.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (6), 16.539; 2. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.685; 3. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (1), 16.773; 4. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (20), 16.784; 5. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (7), 16.917; 6. 6, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (11), 17.004; 7. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.014; 8. 1A, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (9), 17.037; 9. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.172; 10. 33V, Mike Van Haaften, Otley, IA (12), 17.209; 11. 7H, John Hall, Marion, IA (2), 17.215; 12. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (21), 17.227; 13. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (13), 17.255; 14. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (4), 17.282; 15. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (22), 17.322; 16. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (3), 17.336; 17. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (19), 17.435; 18. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (17), 17.506; 19. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.620; 20. 32, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (16), 17.725; 21. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (15), 17.913; 22. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (18), 18.194.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:07.9: 1. Calvin Landis (4); 2. Clint Garner (6); 3. Nate Van Haaften (5); 4. Ricky Montgomery (1); 5. Tyler Groenendyk (2); 6. Alan Zoutte (7); 7. Mike Van Haaften (3); 8. Rob Weuve (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Tony Shilling (6); 2. Sawyer Phillips (2); 3. Josh Schneiderman (1); 4. Ryan Giles (5); 5. Matt Juhl (7); 6. John Hall (3); 7. Josh Higday (4);

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:06.9: 1. Joe Beaver (2); 2. Matt Moro (3); 3. Jamie Ball (4); 4. John Schulz (1); 5. Carson McCarl (5); 6. Tom Lenz (6) DNS – Russ Hall

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (4); 2. Nate Van Haaften (3); 3. Ryan Giles (2); 4. Tony Shilling (5); 5. Matt Moro (8); 6. Carson McCarl (1); 7. Josh Schneiderman (12); 8. Joe Beaver (6); 9. Calvin Landis (7); 10. John Schulz (15); 11. Tom Lenz (16); 12. Tyler Groenendyk (11); 13. Matt Juhl (17); 14. John Hall (9); 15. Mike Van Haaften (18); 16. Alan Zoutte (14); 17. Rob Weuve (19); 18. Ricky Montgomery (13); 19. Sawyer Phillips (10) DNS – Jamie Ball, Josh Higday, Russ Hall. Lap Leaders: C. McCarl 1, Giles 2, C. McCarl 3, Giles 4, Garner 5-18. Hard-charger: Schneiderman.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (6), 17.495; 2. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (2), 17.525; 3. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (5), 17.563; 4. 5J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.584; 5. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (9), 17.672; 6. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (8), 17.736; 7. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (10), 17.903; 8. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (13), 17.943; 9. 33, Trevor Smith, Sanborn, IA (1), 18.003; 10. 51, Corey Kautz, Urbandale, IA (3), 18.029; 11. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (17), 18.107; 12. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (7), 18.178; 13. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (14), 18.261; 14. 71, Cliff Jones, Pleasant Hill, IA (4), 18.369; 15. 17, Billy Bell, Colfax, IA (12), 18.508; 16. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (11), 18.543; 17. 38, Mike Dapra, Gillette, WY (16), 18.896.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Chase Wanner (1); 2. Christian Bowman (4); 3. Brad Comegys (5); 4. Joe Simbro (7); 5. McKenna Haase (6); 6. Matthew Stelzer (3); 7. Billy Bell (8); 8. Mike Dapra (9); 9. Trevor Smith (2)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:54.5: 1. Kade Higday (3); 2. Devin Kline (5); 3. Mitchell Alexander (1); 4. Corey Kautz (2); 5. Chris Walraven (6); 6. Mike Mayberry (4); 7. Cliff Jones (7); 8. Dan Henning (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. McKenna Haase (6); 2. Devin Kline (3); 3. Christian Bowman (2); 4. Mike Mayberry (1); 5. Kade Higday (8); 6. Corey Kautz (9); 7. Chase Wanner (10); 8. Chris Walraven (5); 9. Brad Comegys (4); 10. Cliff Jones (14); 11. Joe Simbro (12); 12. Dan Henning (16); 13. Matthew Stelzer (7); 14. Mike Dapra (15); 15. Mitchell Alexander (11); 16. Trevor Smith (13) DNS – Billy Bell. Lap Leaders: Bowman 1-4, Kline 5-12, Haase 13-15. Hard-charger: Haase.

 

 

 

Donny Schatz Notches a Wild Win in Knoxville!
Clint Garner Wins 25th in 360’s
by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, June 11, 2016 – Donny Schatz put the Tony Stewart Racing #15 in Victory Lane for the 24th time Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway with the World of Outlaws in the Xtream Shootout powered by Mediacom. It was a wild feature event with several drivers eliminated on a lap five restart. The Fargo, North Dakota driver took the lead from Jamie Veal on the 22nd of 25 laps, and earned $10,000 for his win. Meanwhile, Clint Garner took a late lead as well in the 360 main event and motored to his fourth win of the year here. His 25th career win came in front of a large grandstand crowd.

Jamie Veal shot out to an early lead in the main event ahead of Ian Madsen and Brian Brown. The race was slowed five laps in, when Tasker Phillips lost the left side panel of his top wing.

Veal chose the inside line for the restart. Madsen would come from the high side of the track and cut in front of the field, clipping the right front tire of Shane Stewart. That resulted in a chain reaction that sent Brown sliding sideways in front of the field. In the end, eleven cars were involved and bunched together in turn one in a ball of metal. Brown, Craig Dollansky, Scott Bogucki, Joey Saldana and Greg Wilson got the worst of it, and were eliminated from the race. Stewart, Dusty Zomer, Daryn Pittman, Sammy Swindell, Davey Heskin and Jason Sides were able to make repairs and restart at the tail.

Veal again chose the inside line after the red flag period, ahead of Madsen, Donny Schatz, Brad Sweet, Danny Lasoski and David Gravel. Lasoski moved into fourth on the restart, but the race was slowed again, when Pittman slowed with a throttle linkage issue. He would restart at the tail after repairs.

The last nineteen laps went non-stop. Veal continued to lead the field ahead of Madsen and Schatz. Gravel moved to fourth and then shot by Schatz for third on lap eight. Schatz surged back by in a good battle the next go-around, and ran down Madsen for second on lap 16.

Veal and Schatz battled hard in traffic for four laps, before Schatz took command on lap 22 when the leader spun his tires through the middle of turns three and four. Meanwhile, Lasoski was charging into fourth, and on the 24th lap, surged all the way to second with the top five within a second of each other. A third running Madsen went up in smoke on the white flag lap, eliminating his run. He had already changed a motor after his heat.

Schatz held on for the win ahead of Lasoski, Gravel, Veal and Sweet. Kerry Madsen, Stewart, Logan Schuchart, Jason Johnson and Brooke Tatnell rounded out the top ten. Sweet set quick time and won his heat race. Lasoski, Stewart and Schatz were the other heat winners. Jacob Allen won the B and Veal was triumphant in the Dash.

“This place has been very, very good to me,” said Schatz in Victory Lane. “I’ve been very blessed to get hurt here and have the success. This race team is incredible in what they do. The racecar just got better and better as the race went on. I needed to keep my cool and wait for the end. I think everyone here is as hungry as I am to win. The pace changed a lot at the end of the race. The track started to move around. The top of three and four was really good, but you could even get through the middle at times.”

“I want to thank (crew chief) Guy Forbrook,” said Lasoski. “We’ve been struggling the last month and a half, but we keep working at this thing. He’s definitely got it better and better. I hated to see what happened in that crash. It took a couple of good competitors out. The latter part of the race, we got better and better.”

“We didn’t qualify like we wanted to,” said Gravel. “We got through the heat race. We were really lucky to get through that crash. Obviously, a lot of guys wrecked. We were sixth after the crash and we had a good restart. We were up to third, and kind of fell back a little bit. We had a good car. I’m really happy we made improvements from last night. We’re looking forward to coming back in August.”

Matt Moro shot out to an early lead in the 18-lap 360 feature ahead of Clint Garner and Ryan Giles. Garner and Giles battled for several laps, with Giles taking the runner-up spot briefly on lap four. The lone caution of the event came with eleven laps in the books. Mike Van Haaften contacted the turn one wall and came to a stop.

Moro led Garner, Giles, Nate Van Haaften and Tony Shilling back to green flag racing. Garner had a good restart and slipped under Moro to take the point on lap 13. He would take the Midwest Excavating #40 to Victory Lane for the fourth time this year. Moro finished second, ahead of Giles, Nate Van Haaften and Shilling. Jamie Ball, Joe Beaver, Jon Agan, Calvin Landis and Sawyer Phillips rounded out the top ten. Nate Van Haaften set quick time, while Ball, Shilling and Alan Zoutte won heat races.

“I was keeping up with (Moro) really good, but I was struggling to figure out a way to get by him,” said Garner in Victory Lane. “He was doing a pretty good job. In lapped traffic, coincidentally, he went down to the bottom in turn one, and I thought I would never get him. I was pretty happy to see the restart to see what he would do. I wanted to stay with him for a corner or two and try to make a move.”

Join us next Saturday night, June 18, for Slideways Karting Center Night! All three sprint car classes will be in action! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (21), 15.218; 2. 2L, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (4), 15.220; 3. 2, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (5), 15.335; 4. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (8), 15.372; 5. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (24), 15.415; 6. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (12), 15.422; 7. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (1), 15.429; 8. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (27), 15.446; 9. 83, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (15), 15.510; 10. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (17), 15.533; 11. 71, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (11), 15.540; 12. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (35), 15.584; 13. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (3), 15.594; 14. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (34), 15.631; 15. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (28), 15.638; 16. 5, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (25), 15.650; 17. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (7), 15.656; 18. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (10), 15.669; 19. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (23), 15.725; 20. 29, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (33), 15.731; 21. 41x, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (2), 15.738; 22. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (19), 15.742; 23. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (18), 15.751; 24. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (30), 15.777; 25. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (16), 15.795; 26. 7D, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (32) 15.834; 27. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (13), 15.868; 28. 7, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (22), 15.922; 29. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (31), 16.020; 30. 1B, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (6), 16.032; 31. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (9), 16.189; 32. 10, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (26), 16.192; 33. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (29), 16.551; 34. 13, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (20), 16.566; 35. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (14), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.0: 1. Brad Sweet (1); 2. Brian Brown (2); 3. Joey Saldana (3); 4. AJ Moeller (4); 5. Tasker Phillips (8) / 6. Scott Bogucki (5); 7. Dominic Scelzi (6); 8. Greg Wilson (7); 9. Kevin Hetrick (9)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.3: 1. Danny Lasoski (1); 2. Jason Sides (2); 3. Dusty Zomer (6); 4. Logan Schuchart (4); 5. Craig Dollansky (5) / 6. Dustin Selvage (7); 7. Jacob Allen (3); 8. Jake Bubak (8); 9. Clyde Knipp (9)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.2: 1. Shane Stewart (1); 2. Jamie Veal (3); 3. Davey Heskin (2); 4. Jason Johnson (4); 5. Sammy Swindell (5) / 6. Brooke Tatnell (6); 7. Chris Martin (7); 8. Bob Weuve (8) DNS – RJ Johnson

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.2: 1. Donny Schatz (1); 2. Ian Madsen (3); 3. David Gravel (4); 4. Kerry Madsen (5); 5. Daryn Pittman (2) / 6. Paul McMahan (7); 7. Josh Schneiderman (6); 8. Dakota Hendrickson (8)

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:35.8: 1. Jamie Veal (2); 2. Ian Madsen (1); 3. Brian Brown (4); 4. Shane Stewart (6); 5. Donny Schatz (5); 6. Brad Sweet (8); 7. Jason Sides (3); 8. Danny Lasoski (7);

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:21.5: 1. Jacob Allen (1); 2. Brooke Tatnell (4); 3. Scott Bogucki (2); 4. Greg Wilson (6) / 5. Chris Martin (8); 6. Dustin Selvage (7); 7. Jake Bubak (10); 8. Dominic Scelzi (3); 9. Josh Schneiderman (5); 10. Paul McMahan (9); 11. Dakota Hendrickson (12); 12. Kevin Hetrick (13); 13. Bob Weuve (11); 14. Clyde Knipp (14) DNS – RJ Johnson

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Donny Schatz (5); 2. Danny Lasoski (8); 3. David Gravel (12); 4. Jamie Veal (1); 5. Brad Sweet (6); 6. Kerry Madsen (16); 7. Shane Stewart (4); 8. Logan Schuchart (14); 9. Jason Johnson (15); 10. Brooke Tatnell (22); 11. Paul McMahan (25, prov.); 12. Davey Heskin (11); 13. Jacob Allen (21); 14. Daryn Pittman (20); 15. Dusty Zomer (10); 16. Tasker Phillips (17); 17. Ian Madsen (2); 18. Jason Sides (7); 19. Sammy Swindell (19); 20. AJ Moeller (13); 21. Brian Brown (3); 22. Joey Saldana (9); 23. Craig Dollansky (18); 24. Greg Wilson (24); 25. Scott Bogucki (23). Lap Leaders: Veal 1-21, Schatz 22-25. Hard-charger: McMahan.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (20), 15.937; 2. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (2), 16.082; 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (15), 16.110; 4. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (17), 16.116; 5. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.139; 6. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (22), 16.169; 7. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.208; 8. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.228; 9. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (18), 16.243; 10. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (5), 16.277; 11. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (16), 16.326; 12. 20K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (3), 16.387; 13. 21K, Lou Kennedy Jr., Winnipeg, MB, Can. (19), 16.450; 14. 33V, Mike Van Haaften, Otley, IA (12), 16.495; 15. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Ca (9), 16.552; 16. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (7), 16.586; 17. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (11), 16.588; 18. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (6), 16.605; 19. 75X, JT Imperial, Mesa, AZ (10), 16.730; 20. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (21), 16.859; 21. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (13), 17.101; 22. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (1), 17.567.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.4: 1. Jamie Ball (4); 2. Ricky Montgomery (1); 3. Matt Moro (5); 4. Nate Van Haaften (6); 5. Lou Kennedy Jr. (2); 6. Tyler Groenendyk (3); 7. JT Imperial (7); 8. John Anderson (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.1: 1. Tony Shilling (5); 2. Chris Morgan (1); 3. Jon Agan (3); 4. Ryan Giles (6); 5. Mike Van Haaften (2); 6. Calvin Landis (4); 7. Tom Lenz (7)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.8: 1. Alan Zoutte (1); 2. Alex Hill (2); 3. Clint Garner (6); 4. Joe Beaver (4); 5. Thomas Kennedy (3); 6. Sawyer Phillips (5); 7. Rob Weuve (7)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (2); 2. Matt Moro (1); 3. Ryan Giles (3); 4. Nate Van Haaften (4); 5. Tony Shilling (5); 6. Jamie Ball (7); 7. Joe Beaver (9); 8. Jon Agan (11); 9. Calvin Landis (8); 10. Sawyer Phillips (6); 11. Chris Morgan (15); 12. Thomas Kennedy (12); 13. JT Imperial (17); 14. Tyler Groenendyk (10); 15. Alan Zoutte (18); 16. Ricky Montgomery (16); 17. Alex Hill (13); 18. Tom Lenz (20); 19. Rob Weuve (19); 20. John Anderson (21); 21. Mike Van Haaften (14). Lap Leaders: Moro 1-12, Garner 13-18. Hard-charger: Morgan.

 

 

Terry McCarl Tames Outlaws at Knoxville!

Nate Van Haaften Uses Last Lap Pass to Win 360’s

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, June 10, 2016 – After qualifying, Terry McCarl had his work cut out for him. The Altoona, Iowa veteran did what he had to do, and stood atop the World of Outlaws podium Friday on Budweiser Night with the World of Outlaws. The win aboard the TMAC Motorsports #24 was worth $12,000. In 360 action, Nate Van Haaften picked up his first feature win of the year by surging by race-long leader Calvin Landis on the final circuit.

McCarl timed in 12th quick, but quickly surged from outside row three to finish second in his heat. That gave him a trip to the Dash, and an invert of eight in that event put him on the pole. After winning the Dash, McCarl took off to an early lead in the 25-lap feature event over Donny Schatz and Kerry Madsen.

McCarl utilized the cushion the first half of the race, while Schatz kept pace on the bottom side of the track. At the halfway point, a fourth running Kerry Madsen got sideways behind a lapped car and flipped. Fifth running Brad Sweet was also caught in the melee along with the lapped cars of Bronson Maeschen and Brooke Tatnell. Sweet’s team would make repairs to the front end and continue, and Tatnell would also restart at the tail.

McCarl chose the inside line over Schatz, David Gravel, Brian Brown and Dusty Zomer on the restart. Zomer quickly moved by Brown and Gravel into third. Meanwhile, Schatz’s pursuit of the leader peaked on lap 15. He briefly moved to the point, only to have McCarl reclaim the spot coming to the line.

Behind the leaders, Brown and Gravel traded fourth place in great racing action. Up front, McCarl increased his lead down the stretch in capturing his 57th career feature win at Knoxville. Schatz settled for second, ahead of Brown, who captured third on the last lap, Zomer and Gravel. Fourteenth starting Craig Dollansky, Daryn Pittman, Danny Lasoski, hard-charger Shane Stewart and Justin Henderson rounded out the top ten.

Stewart rebounded from a rough night that saw him crash hard in the heat race. After bringing down the back-up car, he started at the rear of the B, capturing the fourth and final transfer spot. He then drove from 24th to finish ninth. Henderson and Sweet set quick time in their respective groups, while Henderson, Gravel, Sweet and Lynton Jeffrey won heats. RJ Johnson captured the C main, and Ian Madsen won the B main.

“We just beat the best driver and team in the world,” said McCarl in Victory Lane. “They still are the best driver and team in the world. For us to beat them one night is pretty amazing and we’re pretty proud of it. It was a real driver’s track. It was rough and heavy and slick. I just kept telling myself to keep the tires underneath me. Donny is really good at keeping his tires underneath him until traffic. Actually when we got to traffic, I was happy. I moved down a car width and we were really good.”

“He was awful good,” said Schatz of McCarl. “He did a great job. This place is tough to be out front leading. Sometimes, you’re in the catbird’s seat when you are running second. I thought I had the catbird’s seat, but Terry did a good job. He made the right moves at the right times. We learned something from that so that’s good. Things are a little different around here, and we need to adapt to those changes.”

“We had a rough night, but this team keeps digging hard,” said Brown of his rough night that began with an ignition problem early in the night. “They were able to overcome it. I really felt we had something for those guys on that last red. I made a mistake and spun the tires. We had to get back by Dusty and (Gravel) there. To be on the podium with these two guys is nothing to be ashamed of.”

Calvin Landis led the 18-lap 360 feature as soon as the green fell, ahead of Nate Van Haaften, who started sixth, and Tyler Groenendyk. Jamie Ball took third on lap two and climbed one more spot a circuit later. With five laps down, however, his mount went up in smoke, bringing the only caution of the event.

Landis led the restart, ahead of Van Haaften, Groenendyk, Joe Beaver and Clint Garner. Garner shot by Beaver on lap seven for fourth, and rode around Groenendyk for third on lap 12. Landis would slow a bit in traffic down the stretch. As he rode the cushion, Van Haaften was gaining on the low side. Garner and Beaver also reeled in the leaders, setting up an exciting finish.

Van Haaften would take the point, getting under Landis in turn three on the last lap and riding to his fifth career win. Landis would checker second, ahead of Garner and Beaver. The top four were within one second of each other at the finish. Tony Shilling was fifth after starting 15th. Groenendyk, Mike Van Haaften, Sawyer Phillips and hard-charger Chris Morgan completed the top ten. Beaver set quick time, while Phillips and Jon Agan claimed heat races.

“We’ve been behind the ball game this year,” said Van Haaften in Victory Lane. “We got our good motor back last week. We’ve been working really hard and we have it dialed in. This big Maxim is back together. We destroyed it last year when we were trying to take the point lead. Knoxville’s the best, like Johnny Anderson always said!”

Join us tomorrow night for the finale at the Xtream Shootout powered by Mediacom. The 360 sprints will again be in action! In addition to the great racing, featuring our Knoxville regulars against the World of Outlaws, many activities for all ages are planned for Saturday! For a full list of activities, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials Group 1 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1D, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (14), 15.438; 2. 5, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (3), 15.455; 3. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (7), 15.498; 4. 2L, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (20), 15.503; 5. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (17), 15.581; 6. 29, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (18), 15.648; 7. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (2), 15.655; 8. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (5), 15.714; 9. 83, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (21), 15.725; 10. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (12), 15.783; 11. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (11), 15.700; 12. 7w, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (6), 15.833; 13. 1s, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (15), 15.909; 14. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (8), 15.923; 15. 7, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (1), 15.954; 16. 7D, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (4), 15.961; 17. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (9), 16.033; 18. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (13), 16.156; 19. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (10), 16.674; 20. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (16), 16.990; 21. 13, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (19), 17.108.

Time Trials Group 2 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (14), 15.818; 2. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (5), 15.827; 3. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (4), 15.874; 4. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (1), 15.953; 5. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (13), 16.054; 6. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (11), 16.076; 7. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (19), 16.090; 8. 2, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (2), 16.093; 9. 71, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (20), 16.093; 10. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (21), 16.099; 11. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (10), 16.126; 12. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (3), 16.172; 13. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (7), 16.239; 14. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (12), 16.331; 15. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (17), 16.338; 16. 41X, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (15), 16.430; 17. 1B, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (8), 16.453; 18. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (16), 16.459; 19. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (18), 16.533; 20. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (9), 16.622; 21. 10, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (6), 17.029.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.4: 1. Justin Henderson (1); 2. Donny Schatz (2); 3. Brian Brown (6); 4. Daryn Pittman (3); 5. Joey Saldana (5) / 6. Ian Madsen (4); 7. Paul McMahan (8); 8. Logan Schuchart (7); 9. RJ Johnson (9); 10. Clyde Knipp (11); 11. Kevin Hetrick (10)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.1: 1. David Gravel (1); 2. Kerry Madsen (3); 3. Danny Lasoski (2); 4. Tim Kaeding (4); 5. Jason Johnson (5) / 6. Tasker Phillips (6); 7. Dustin Selvage (8); 8. Josh Schneiderman (7); 9. Bob Weuve (10)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.3: 1. Brad Sweet (1); 2. Dusty Zomer (2); 3. Sammy Swindell (4); 4. Craig Dollansky (6); 5. Jamie Veal (5) / 6. Jason Sides (7); 7. Jacob Allen (3); 8. Jake Bubak (9); 9. Paige Polyak (8); 10. Greg Wilson (10); 11. Dakota Hendrickson (11)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 2. Terry McCarl (6); 3. Bronson Maeschen (2); 4. Brooke Tatnell (3); 5. Austin McCarl (5) / 6. Davey Heskin (9); 7. Scott Bogucki (7); 8. AJ Moeller (10); 9. Dominic Scelzi (8); 10. Shane Stewart (4)

C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:53.3: 1. RJ Johnson (1); 2. Chris Martin (3) / 3. Davey Heskin (4); 4. Jake Bubak (2); 5. Greg Wilson (6); 6. AJ Moeller (8); 7. Dakota Hendrickson (10); 8. Kevin Hetrick (5); 9. Bob Weuve (7); 10. Clyde Knipp (9)

Dash (started), 6 Laps, 1:40.9: 1. Terry McCarl (1); 2. Donny Schatz (4); 3. Kerry Madsen (2); 4. Dusty Zomer (3); 5. David Gravel (6); 6. Brad Sweet (7); 7. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 8. Justin Henderson (8)

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Ian Madsen (1); 2. Tasker Phillips (3); 3. Jason Sides (4); 4. Shane Stewart (11) / 5. Paige Polyak (8); 6. Josh Schneiderman (7); 7. Jacob Allen (2); 8. Scott Bogucki (6); 9. Logan Schuchart (5); 10. Chris Martin (12); 11. Dominic Scelzi (10); 12. Paul McMahan (9) DNS – Dustin Selvage, RJ Johnson

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (1); 2. Donny Schatz (2); 3. Brian Brown (9); 4. Dusty Zomer (4); 5. David Gravel (5); 6. Craig Dollansky (14); 7. Daryn Pittman (13); 8. Danny Lasoski (11); 9. Shane Stewart (24); 10. Justin Henderson (8); 11. Ian Madsen (21); 12. Sammy Swindell (10); 13. Jason Johnson (19); 14. Jamie Veal (18); 15. Tim Kaeding (15); 16. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 17. Joey Saldana (17); 18. Brad Sweet (6); 19. Austin McCarl (20); 20. Jason Sides (23); 21. Brooke Tatnell (16); 22. Tasker Phillips (22); 23. Kerry Madsen (3); 24. Bronson Maeschen (12). Lap Leader: T. McCarl 1-25. Hard-charger: Stewart.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (11), 16.124; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (3), 16.142; 3. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (7), 16.159; 4. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (10), 16.202; 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.213; 6. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (19), 16.346; 7. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.369; 8. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (16), 16.380; 9. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (6), 16.384; 10. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (1), 16.389; 11. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 16.446; 12. 33V, Mike Van Haaften, Otley, IA (20), 16.580; 13. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (18), 16.590; 14. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (17), 16.652; 15. 75X, JT Imperial, Mesa, AZ (15), 16.770; 16. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (13), 17.077; 17. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (9), 17.316; 18. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (4), 17.381; 19. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (12), NT; DQ (Light at the Scales) 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (8), 16.965.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.5: 1. Sawyer Phillips (1); 2. Jamie Ball (4); 3. Matt Moro (2); 4. Calvin Landis (3); 5. Joe Beaver (6); 6. Nate Van Haaften (5); 7. Tony Shilling (7); 8. JT Imperial (8); 9. John Anderson (9) DNS – Chris Morgan

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.1: 1. Jon Agan (2); 2. Clint Garner (6); 3. Mike Van Haaften (1); 4. Tyler Groenendyk (3); 5. Ryan Giles (5); 6. Alan Zoutte (4); 7. Tom Lenz (8); 8. Ricky Montgomery (7); 9. Alex Hill (10); 10. Rob Weuve (9);

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Nate Van Haaften (6); 2. Calvin Landis (2); 3. Clint Garner (7); 4. Joe Beaver (8); 5. Tony Shilling (13); 6. Tyler Groenendyk (1); 7. Ryan Giles (5); 8. Matt Moro (9); 9. Mike Van Haaften (12); 10. Sawyer Phillips (11); 11. Chris Morgan (20); 12. Tom Lenz (16); 13. Ricky Montgomery (14); 14. Alan Zoutte (3); 15. Alex Hill (19); 16. John Anderson (17); 17. Rob Weuve (18); 18. JT Imperial (15); 19. Jon Agan (10); 20. Jamie Ball (4). Lap Leaders: Landis 1-17, N. Van Haaften 18. Hard-charger: Morgan.

 

 

 

 

6/8/2016

 

Lincoln Park Speedway

Putnamville, IN

 

WoO

 

30 cars

 

The first trip for the WoO since 1988 started with a sloppy track.  Hot laps took a while to get going, and when they did an extra set for the first two flights probably used up the track too much for a shot at Danny Lasoski’s 2006 record of 11.186 second on the ľ-mile.  As it was, Kyle Larson (8th car out to time) enjoyed a night off of the stock cars to set quick time at 11.291 seconds.  David Gravel (11th car out) was second quick, followed by Shane Stewart (4th), Donny Schatz (7th), Cale Thomas (2nd), Daryn Pittman (15th), Greg Wilson (10th), Jason Sides (12th), Jacob Allen (21st) and Paul McMahan (26th).  The cushion, especially in turn four, became more and more treacherous as qualifying went on.  Aussie Sean Zemunik paid the price, tipping over on his second lap.  He was a scratch for the night.

 

A lengthy delay followed as the track was completely reworked.  It would be weel worth the effort.

 

Heat one (started): 1. Larson 57 (1) 2. Schatz 15 (2) 3. McMahan 7 (4) 4. Jason Johnson 41 (5) 5. Brad Sweet 49 (6) 6. Kraig Kinser 11K (7) / 7. Hunter Schuerenberg 20N (10) 8. G. Wilson w20 (3) 9. Parker Price-Miller 2x (8) 10. Clyde Knipp 13 (9)

 

10-lap heats were lined straight up by time.  The top two finishers made the Dash, while the top 6 make the feature.  Everyone is lined up in the feature by their finishing position in the heat.  Larson led McMahan who slid by Schatz early.  Schatz returned the favor in turn four at the halfway point for the second Dash spot.  Kr. Kinser used the cushion to shoot around Wilson for the last transfer spot with two to go.

 

Heat two (started): 1. Gravel 5 (1) 2. Sides 7s (3) 3. Jamie Veal 71 (5) 4. Kody Kinser 4K (4) 5. Thomas 91 (2) 6. Jimmy Light 23 (7) / 7. Dominic Scelzi 41x (6) 8. Bill Rose 6 (8) 9. Daniel Harding 11 (9) 10. Tyler Courtney 23c (10)

 

Courtney drove over Rose’s left front on the first lap.  He broke something in the rear suspension and retired, while Rose restarted at the tail.  Gravel led the distance with Sides second.  Veal worked his way by Ko. Kinser with two laps to go.  Light grabbed the final transfer early on and just held off Scelzi at the line.

 

Heat three (started): 1. Pittman 9 (2) 2. Stewart 2 (1) 3. Joey Saldana 83 (5) 4. Jacob Allen 1a (3) 5. Logan Schuchart 1s (4) 6. Danny Smith 4 (8) / 7. Jacob Wilson 07 (6) 8. Mike Terry Jr. 85 (7) 9. Critter Malone 7x (9) DNS – Sean Zemunik 27z

 

Stewart led Pittman and Saldana early.  Smith worked under Wilson to take the last transfer on lap four.  Pittman and Stewart battled throughout for the win, with Pittman taking the point on lap nine.

 

Dash (started): 1. Schatz (1) 2. Gravel (3) 3. Pittman (2) 4. Sides (5) 5. Stewart (6) 6. Larson (4)

 

Schatz led Gravel and Pittman throughout the 8-lapper.  Larson hoped to get in the fray but jumped over the turn two berm and retired on lap three.  Gravel made a late bid on the top, while Schatz was down low.  It would be a precursor to the feature.  Schatz’s advantage at the checkers was .062 of a second.

 

B main (started): 1. G. Wilson (1) 2. Scelzi (2) 3. Terry (4) 4. J. Wilson (3) 5. Rose (6) 6. Price-Miller (5) / 7. Schuerenberg (10) 8. Courtney (11) 9. Harding (8) 10. Knipp (7) 11. Malone (9) DNS – Zemunik

 

Wilson and Scelzi pulled away from the rest of the pack in the non-stop 12-lapper.  The best battle was for the sixth and final transfer spot.  Price-Miller held it down, while Malone, Schuerenberg and Courtney took turns at making a bid for it.

 

A main (started): 1. Schatz (1) 2. Gravel (2) 3. Pittman (3) 4. Sides (4) 5. Johnson (10) 6. Stewart (5) 7. Sweet (13) 8. Veal (8) 9. Allen (12) 10. Saldana (9) 11. Schuchart (15) 12. Kr. Kinser (16) 13. Smith (18) 14. Ko. Kinser (11) 15. McMahan (7) 16. Scelzi (20) 17. J. Wilson (22) 18. Terry (21) 19. G. Wilson (19) 20. Larson (6) 21. Price-Miller (24) 22. Thomas (14) 23. Light (17) 24. Rose (23)

 

On paper, this one looks like a snoozer, but in the flesh, it was anything but that!  The first 28 laps of the 40-lapper were scintillating! Schatz led Grave, Sides and Larson early.  By lap four, Larson was riding the cushion by Sides for third.  The lead trio entered lapped traffic on lap seven.  Gravel briefly moved by Schatz on lap eight as the lead three went three-wide down the backstretch.  Schatz maintained his lead, however, and continued through lapped traffic with Gravel and Larson in pursuit.  On lap 15. Pittman moved into fourth.  At the halfway mark, Schatz, Gravel and Larson were all within five car lengths ahead of Pittman and Sides.  Two laps later, Gravel used the cushion to pass Schatz.  Schatz battled back and retook the lead in traffic two laps later, with Larson still ready to pounce on the lead pair.  Everyone was on the edge of their seats, when Larson tagged the turn four wall on lap 28 and tipped over.  He was done for the night, but o.k..  The restart saw Schatz take the inside line ahead of Gravel, Pittman, Sides and Stewart.  One more lap was in the books when G. Wilson contacted the frontstretch wall and broke his front axle.  J. Johnson had a pass for fourth negated with the caution.  Schatz held Gravel at bay.  It looked like turns three and four might be Gravel’s chance on the very last lap, but a tip-over by McMahan, who was running eighth, brought the red and set up a green, white, checker.  Schatz held on for the win ahead of Gravel, Pittman, Sides and J. Johnson.

 

The first 28 laps had everyone on the edge of their seat.  It looked like a lot of fun for the lead three until Larson got upside down.  On a side note, Putnamville has the best ice cream in racing!

 

 

Brian Brown Slices and Dices for $5,000 NSL Win at Knoxville!

Ian Madsen Wins First Career 360 Feature, Devin Kline Ties All-Time Mark with 305’s

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, June 4, 2016 – Brian Brown won a shootout with Bronson Maeschen to take home a National Sprint League feature worth $5,000 on Logan Contractors Night at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday. The win aboard the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 was the Grain Valley, Missouri driver’s 32nd at this famous oval. Outstanding racing on a great track throughout the night thrilled another big crowd at Knoxville. Ian Madsen won his first ever 360 feature at Knoxville in the Logan Contractors/Aspen Aire #18, while Devin Kline won for the eighth time in the 305 class, tying him with Larry Ball Jr. for first on the all-time win list for that class.

Bronson Maeschen shot out early in the 25-lap NSL main event ahead of Brooke Tatnell and Brown. Brown shot under Tatnell on the second lap to take the runner-up spot. There were six laps down, when fourth-running Danny Lasoski shot over the turn two cushion. He would restart at the tail.

Maeschen would lead Brown, Tatnell, Craig Dollansky and Sammy Swindell back to green. Dollansky, who had started eighth, shot into third shortly after the green flag fell. Maeschen rode the cushion out from of the field in the middle stages with Brown in pursuit. Both worked through lapped traffic well.

Brown stalked the leader, and when Maeschen bobbled over the turn four cushion on lap 18, he took the lead. That set off a battle, as Maeschen and Brown went three-wide with the lapped car of Jake Bubak on lap 19, with Maeschen regaining the point. Brown rode the low side of turn two to retake the lead for good on lap 20. He would pull away for his second win of the season at Knoxville.

Maeschen’s right rear was flat after the race, but he held onto second, ahead of Dollansky, Tatnell and Ian Madsen. Sammy Swindell, newcomer Dominic Scelzi, Tasker Phillips, Lasoski and Davey Heskin rounded out the top ten. Lasoski set quick time on the night, while Scelzi, Phillips and Mike Reinke won heat races.

“(Maeschen) did a phenomenal job,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “He’s got a good engine under that hood just like we do. Charlie Garrett does a phenomenal job. It’s called motorsports for a reason. He didn’t make it easy on me, but it was a good night. We still have a long ways to go. We won that race, but I don’t think we’re where we need to be (for the Knoxville Nationals in August). We’re just a little bit off. It’s good to be off and still win. Sometimes you have to dig deep, and that’s what we did. Thanks to the crowd for coming out. That was awesome. Hopefully, you guys come back next week and we can put the Knoxville Raceway flag in the ground and beat the Outlaws!”

Matt Covington led the 18-lap 360 feature in the early stages over Jamie Ball and Clint Garner. Four laps were in the books when Mike Van Haaften spun in turn four bringing the yellow flag out. Covington led Ball, Garner, Ian Madsen and Calvin Landis back to green flag racing. Two laps later, Madsen worked by Garner for third. Meanwhile, up front, Ball was utilizing the low side to reel in Covington, who was on the cushion.

The lead pair battled, with Ball finally seizing the lead on lap eight. One circuit later, Van Haaften spun again, and was sent pitside. A u-joint issue sidelined Wayne Johnson, who had worked his way into the top ten on lap ten. The restart saw Ball leading Covington, Madsen, Garner and Landis back to green again.

Madsen quickly seized second from Covington and set his sights on the leader. One last yellow flew for a stopped Joe Beaver with 12 laps down. Ball was able to hold off Madsen for two laps, but the driver of the Logan Contractors #18 was too much, taking the lead on lap 14 and pulling away for his first ever Knoxville 360 victory. Ball was second, ahead of Covington, hard-charger Tony Shilling and Garner. Landis, Seth Bergman, Aaron Reutzel, Matt Moro and Russ Hall rounded out the top ten. Ryan Giles laid down quick time, while Beaver, Bergman and Wayne Johnson won the heats. Aaron Reutzel took the B main.

“This is awesome,” said Madsen in Victory Lane. “This 360 car has been awesome lately, and we’ve picked up a lot of wins. It’s just good to get a win in front of Logan Contractors. They are a big supporter of ours. I’m glad all the guys could make it tonight.”

Christian Bowman was making a bid for his third win of the season early in the 15-lap 305 feature. Devin Kline chased the leader early, followed by McKenna Haase. The event went non-stop.

Kline, who has struggled this year, worked under Bowman on lap seven, and never looked back to record his eighth career feature, tying car owner Larry Ball Jr. for first on the all-time 305 winners’ list. Bowman, Haase, Chase Wanner and Matthew Stelzer followed Kline across the stripe. Mike Mayberry, Chris Walraven, Christopher Scank, Corey Kautz and Billy Bell rounded out the top ten. Walraven set quick time, while Stacey Alexander and Mayberry won heat races.

“I didn’t know if I’d remember to make that right-hand turn or not,” said Kline in Victory Lane. “This year has been something else. The cars, the motors…it makes you doubt yourself when you aren’t doing as well as you want. This couldn’t have come at a better time. We had a great car. I have to thank my team. It makes all the work in the shop worth it. (Bowman) really gave us a run for the money. It was really fun, and I hope it was fun for the fans!”

Join us next weekend as the World of Outlaws invade Knoxville Raceway for two big nights, Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11! Friday will be Budweiser Night, while Saturday’s finale with be the Xtream Shootout powered by Mediacom. The 360 sprints will be in competition both nights as well! In addition to the great racing, featuring our Knoxville regulars against the World of Outlaws, many activities for all ages are planned for the weekend! For a full list of next weekend’s activities, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (1), 15.231; 2. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (9), 15.256; 3. 1s, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (2), 15.333; 4. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (16), 15.424; 5. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (13), 15.445; 6. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (10), 15.524; 7. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (8), 15.526; 8. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (15), 15.566; 9. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (14), 15.579; 10. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (4), 15.593; 11. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (17), 15.717; 12. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (18), 15.909; 13. 41, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (11), 15.929; 14. 10, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (20), 16.038; 15. 1B, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (3), 16.044; 16. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (21), 16.108; 17. 7w, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (12), 16.131; 18. 02, Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI (7), 16.177; 19. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (22), 16.312; 20. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (19), 16.428; 21. 11, Daniel Harding, Perth, WA, Aust. (5), 16.449; 22. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (6), 16.644.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.4: 1. Dominic Scelzi (2); 2. Ian Madsen (4); 3. Danny Lasoski (6); 4. AJ Moeller (1); 5. Bronson Maeschen (3); 6. Bob Weuve (5); 7. Bobby Mincer (7) DNS – RJ Johnson

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.2: 1. Tasker Phillips (1); 2. Scott Bogucki (3); 3. Davey Heskin (4); 4. Brian Brown (5); 5. Dakota Hendrickson (2); 6. Brooke Tatnell (6); 7. Kevin Hetrick (7)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Mike Reinke (1); 2. Chris Martin (3); 3. Craig Dollansky (4); 4. Jake Bubak (2); 5. Sammy Swindell (6); 6. Daniel Harding (7); 7. Josh Schneiderman (5)

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (3); 2. Bronson Maeschen (1); 3. Craig Dollansky (8); 4. Brooke Tatnell (2); 5. Ian Madsen (5); 6. Sammy Swindell (4); 7. Dominic Scelzi (10); 8. Tasker Phillips (12); 9. Danny Lasoski (6); 10. Davey Heskin (7); 11. Scott Bogucki (9); 12. Mike Reinke (11); 13. RJ Johnson (21); 14. Chris Martin (19); 15. Jake Bubak (16); 16. Dakota Hendrickson (13); 17. Kevin Hetrick (20); 18. Daniel Harding (15); 19. AJ Moeller (14); 20. Bob Weuve (18); 21. Bobby Mincer (17) DNS – Josh Schneiderman. Lap Leaders: Maeschen 1-17, Brown 18, Maeschen 19, Brown 20-25. Hard-charger: RJ Johnson.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (17), 15.989; 2. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. (14), 16.120; 3. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (11), 16.258; 4. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (12), 16.267; 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.275; 6. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (4), 16.285; 7. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (15), 16.317; 8. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (22), 16.421; 9. 6, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (3), 16.437; 10. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (25), 16.450; 11. 23, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (8), 16.459; 12. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (23), 16.459; 13. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (24), 16.518; 14. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.598; 15. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (18), 16.631; 16. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (2), 16.649; 17. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (20), 16.782; 18. 86, Tony Bruce Jr., Owasso, OK (10), 16.802; 19. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (16), 16.947; 20. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (26), 16.979; 21. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (6), 17.016; 22. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (9), 17.120; 23. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (21), 17.242; 24. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (1), 17.902; 25. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (27), 18.174; 26. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (13), NT; 27. 33v, Mike Van Haaften, Otley, IA (19), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Joe Beaver (4); 2. Russ Hall (1); 3. Clint Garner (5); 4. Ryan Giles (6); 5. Matt Moro (3); 6. Cody Ledger (8) / 7. Ricky Montgomery (7); 8. Rob Weuve (9); 9. Aaron Reutzel (2)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.3: 1. Seth Bergman (3); 2. Sawyer Phillips (1); 3. Nate Van Haaften (4); 4. Ian Madsen (6); 5. Alan Zoutte (2); 6. Jamie Ball (5) / 7. Chris Morgan (7); 8. Tom Lenz (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.3: 1. Wayne Johnson (2); 2. Carson McCarl (4); 3. Matt Covington (5); 4. Tony Bruce Jr. (1); 5. Calvin Landis (6); 6. Tony Shilling (3) / 7. Mike Van Haaften (9); 8. John Schulz (7); 9. John Anderson (8)

B main (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Aaron Reutzel (1); 2. Chris Morgan (3); 3. John Schulz (4); 4. Tom Lenz (5); 5. Mike Van Haaften (8); 6. Tyler Groenendyk (9) / 7. John Anderson (6); 8. Rob Weuve (7); 9. Ricky Montgomery (2)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Ian Madsen (5); 2. Jamie Ball (2); 3. Matt Covington (1); 4. Tony Shilling (12); 5. Clint Garner (3); 6. Calvin Landis (4); 7. Seth Bergman (11); 8. Aaron Reutzel (13); 9. Matt Moro (10); 10. Russ Hall (16); 11. Nate Van Haaften (8); 12. Ryan Giles (6); 13. Carson McCarl (9); 14. Joe Beaver (7); 15. Chris Morgan (19); 16. Sawyer Phillips (17); 17. Cody Ledger (20); 18. Tyler Groenendyk (24); 19. Tom Lenz (22); 20. Alan Zoutte (14); 21. Tony Bruce Jr. (18); 22. Wayne Johnson (15); 23. Mike Van Haaften (23); 24. John Schulz (21). Lap Leaders: Covington 1-7, Ball 8-13, Madsen 14-18. Hard-charger: Shilling.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.261; 2. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (12), 17.275; 3. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (2), 17.341; 4. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (11), 17.360; 5. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (15), 17.464; 6. 5J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.492; 7. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (1), 17.568; 8. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (6), 17.638; 9. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (7), 17.658; 10. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (10), 17.680; 11. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (13), 17.850; 12. 51, Corey Kautz, Urbandale, IA (8), 17.877; 13. 71, Cliff Jones, Pleasant Hill, IA (3), 18.097; 14. 17, Billy Bell, Colfax, IA (16), 18.244; 15. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (4), 18.692; 16. 36, Christopher Scank, Cedar Rapids, IA (5), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.3: 1. Stacey Alexander (2); 2. Christian Bowman (4); 3. Mitchell Alexander (1); 4. Joe Simbro (3); 5. Chris Walraven (6); 6. Chase Wanner (5); 7. Cliff Jones (7); 8. Dan Henning (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.5: 1. Mike Mayberry (2); 2. Devin Kline (4); 3. Corey Kautz (1); 4. Brad Comegys (6); 5. McKenna Haase (5); 6. Matthew Stelzer (3); 7. Christopher Scank (8); 8. Billy Bell (7)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:41.3: 1. Devin Kline (1); 2. Christian Bowman (2); 3. McKenna Haase (3); 4. Chase Wanner (4); 5. Matthew Stelzer (8); 6. Mike Mayberry (10); 7. Chris Walraven (6); 8. Christopher Scank (16); 9. Corey Kautz (12); 10. Billy Bell (14); 11. Cliff Jones (13); 12. Dan Henning (15); 13. Mitchell Alexander (11); 14. Joe Simbro (7); 15. Brad Comegys (5). Lap Leaders: Bowman 1-6, Ball 7-15. Hard-charger: Scank.

 

 

 

Kerry Madsen Rolls NSL Field for Win #18 at Knoxville!
Garner Wins Again in 360's, Bowman Awarded 305 Feature

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, May 28, 2016 – Kerry Madsen was the class of the field at Saturday’s Brownell’s Salute to the Troops Night at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. The St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia native earned $5,000 for his National Sprint League win. The 2005 track champ notched win #18 aboard the Keneric Racing #29. Clint Garner kept his momentum going in the 360 class, grabbing his third feature win of the season, and the 24th in his career, second all-time with the 360’s at this historic oval. Chase Wanner led every lap of the 305 feature, but was disqualified at post-race inspection. That win was awarded to Christian Bowman.

The NSL point system saw an invert of six for the 25-lap feature. That put Kerry Madsen on the pole. He shot out to an early lead, but only one lap was recorded when an eighth running Dustin Selvage turned over in turn one. The crash collected Bill Balog, who also tipped over. Both were uninjured.

Another caution would fly three laps in, when a ninth place running AJ Moeller spun to the inside of turn four. Paige Polyak came to a stop with four laps in to bring the final slowdown. On the restart, Madsen led Craig Dollansky, Bronson Maeschen, Dusty Zomer and Danny Lasoski back to green. Zomer, Lasoski and Brian Brown moved into the third through fifth spots shortly after the green fell.

Madsen extended his margin using the low side of a heavy racetrack that saw plenty of rain during the week. Meanwhile, Zomer had advanced from his starting spot outside row four to challenge Dollansky for second. He would slide in front of the veteran on lap ten.

Madsen executed well in lapped traffic, winning over Zomer by almost two and a half seconds. Dollansky maintained third ahead of a dueling Lasoski and Brown. Ian Madsen, Maeschen, Terry McCarl, Davey Heskin and Justin Henderson rounded out the top ten. Heskin set quick time over the field. Moeller, Terry McCarl and Austin McCarl won heat races, while Henderson claimed the B main.

“I ran it as hard as I could wide open,” said Kerry in Victory Lane. “I found the bottom down there, and I was comfortable with that. It was a really quick pace for a 25-lap race. The car was fantastic; I just can’t thank the guys enough. I pushed hard with the cars I had behind me. This is such a tremendous place. I can’t say enough about what it does for sprint car racing. It’s fantastic! I want to thank Brownell’s for stepping up tonight, and it’s great what they do with the vets.”

For the second week in a row, Nate Van Haaften led the 360 field early in their main event. This time, it didn’t take Clint Garner as long to get to the front. He worked by the leader on lap three and pulled away. The race saw two cautions. Matt Moro spun while running seventh with eight laps down, and Rob Weuve spun with eleven laps in the books.

Joe Beaver challenged Van Haaften for the runner-up spot, shooting by on the high side on lap 11. Their battle continued, and Van Haaften stuck the low groove to reclaim the spot with three to go. Following Garner, Van Haaften and Beaver across the stripe were Tony Shilling and Seth Bergman. Ryan Giles, Calvin Landis, Sawyer Phillips, Chris Martin and Moro rounded out the top ten. Garner set quick time in the class, while Giles and Shilling won heats.

“Just think that’s a borrowed engine (Nate Van Haaften’s),” said Garner. “He said he’s getting a new one soon. When I saw he was on the front row, I thought I need to pass him again tonight. I hope that is his good engine and he’s just baffling me. Two weeks in a row prior to this, he’s had the fastest lap on the track. If he can do that on a borrowed engine, I don’t know what he’s going to do with a good one. I can’t thank my motor builder, Al Parker, enough. We’re champions for a reason, and it’s him.”

Chase Wanner led the 15-lap 305 feature from the outset. Chris Walraven and Christian Bowman fought for second in the early going, while Devin Kline and McKenna Haase moved into fourth and fifth in the first five circuits.

When Dan Henning stopped due to a vibration on the sixth lap, Wanner led Walraven, Bowman, Kline and Haase back to green. Bowman surged into second on the restart, while Kline followed him into third with five laps to go. One final slowdown came when Trevor Smith’s mount went up in smoke.

Wanner kept his advantage to the checkers, but his first win was denied when he failed the post-race inspection of his muffler. Bowman was awarded his second career feature win, ahead of Kline, Walraven, Haase and Stacey Alexander. Joe Simbro, Brad Comegys, Mike Mayberry, Mitchell Alexander and Matthew Stelzer rounded out the top ten. Bowman notched another quick time, while Kline and Mitchell Alexander won the heat races.

Join us next week as the National Sprint League returns for Logan Contractors Night! Drivers will again be shooting for a $5,000 win! For more information on Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (2), 15.139; 2. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (5), 15.166; 3. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (24), 15.169; 4. 29, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (15), 15.170; 5. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (3), 15.205; 6. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (7), 15.257; 7. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (12), 15.294; 8. 1s, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (14), 15.302; 9. 17B, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI (10), 15.310; 10. 7, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (25), 15.335; 11. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (11), 15.372; 12. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (22), 15.442; 13. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (1), 15.475; 14. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (23), 15.507; 15. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (26), 15.524; 16. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (16), 15.532; 17. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 15.551; 18. 1B, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (6), 15.606; 19. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (27), 15.615; 20. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (17), 15.620; 21. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (13), 15.744; 22. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (21), 15.763; 23. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (20), 15.764; 24. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (8), 15.815; 25. 10, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (19), 15.951; 26. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (4), 16.014; 27. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (18), 16.756.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:05.9: 1. AJ Moeller (2); 2. Dustin Selvage (3); 3. Craig Dollansky (4); 4. Paige Polyak (1); 5. Kerry Madsen (5); 6. Davey Heskin (6); 7. Tasker Phillips (7); 8. Jon Agan (8); 9. Dakota Hendrickson (9)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:05.1: 1. Terry McCarl (1); 2. Dusty Zomer (3); 3. Brian Brown (5); 4. Sammy Swindell (4); 5. Justin Henderson (2); 6. Bronson Maeschen (6); 7. RJ Johnson (8); 8. Josh Schneiderman (7); 9. Kevin Hetrick (9)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.0: 1. Austin McCarl (2); 2. Ian Madsen (3); 3. Danny Lasoski (6); 4. Jake Bubak (1); 5. Brooke Tatnell (5); 6. Scott Bogucki (8); 7. Bill Balog (4); 8. Chris Martin (7); 9. Bob Weuve (9)

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:14.8: 1. Justin Henderson (1); 2. Scott Bogucki (4); 3. Tasker Phillips (3); 4. Josh Schneiderman (6) / 5. Jake Bubak (2); 6. RJ Johnson (5); 7. Chris Martin (7); 8. Bob Weuve (11); 9. Kevin Hetrick (10); 10. Dakota Hendrickson (9); 11. Jon Agan (8)

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Kerry Madsen (1); 2. Dusty Zomer (8); 3. Craig Dollansky (3); 4. Danny Lasoski (6); 5. Brian Brown (5); 6. Ian Madsen (12); 7. Bronson Maeschen (2); 8. Terry McCarl (14); 9. Davey Heskin (4); 10. Justin Henderson (17); 11. Brooke Tatnell (10); 12. Sammy Swindell (11); 13. Austin McCarl (13); 14. Scott Bogucki (18); 15. Tasker Phillips (19); 16. Josh Schneiderman (20); 17. AJ Moeller (9); 18. Paige Polyak (15); 19. Dustin Selvage (7); 20. Bill Balog (16). Lap Leader: K. Madsen 1-25. Hard-charger: Henderson.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (6), 15.776; 2. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (12), 15.946; 3. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (8), 16.099; 4. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (16), 16.164; 5. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (5), 16.177; 6. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (2), 16.200; 7. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (11), 16.201; 8. 5J, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (3), 16.277; 9. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.383; 10. 14, Randy Martin, California, MO (15), 16.414; 11. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (1), 16.544; 12. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (10), 16.545; 13. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (13), 16.589; 14. 33V, Mike Van Haaften, Otley, IA (7), 16.708; 15. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (14), 17.251; 16. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (4), 17.545.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:55.7: 1. Ryan Giles (3); 2. Clint Garner (6); 3. Calvin Landis (2); 4. Matt Moro (4); 5. Chris Martin (1); 6. Nate Van Haaften (5); 7. Tom Lenz (7); 8. Rob Weuve (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Tony Shilling (4); 2. Randy Martin (2); 3. Seth Bergman (3); 4. Alan Zoutte (1); 5. Joe Beaver (6); 6. Sawyer Phillips (5); 7. Mike Van Haaften (7); 8. John Anderson (8)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (4); 2. Nate Van Haaften (2); 3. Joe Beaver (3); 4. Tony Shilling (6); 5. Seth Bergman (8); 6. Ryan Giles (7); 7. Calvin Landis (9); 8. Sawyer Phillips (1); 9. Chris Martin (11); 10. Matt Moro (5); 11. Mike Van Haaften (14); 12. Alan Zoutte (12); 13. Tom Lenz (13); 14. John Anderson (16); 15. Rob Weuve (15); 16. Randy Martin (10). Lap Leaders: N. Van Haaften 1-2, Garner 3-18. Hard-charger: Garner.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (2), 17.158; 2. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (11), 17.185; 3. O, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (9), 17.211; 4. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.240; 5. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (10), 17.325; 6. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (12), 17.350; 7. 5J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (5), 17.462; 8. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (6), 17.540; 9. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (4), 17.563; 10. 51, Corey Kautz, Urbandale, IA (1), 17.642; 11. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (3), 17.653; 12. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (13), 17.710; 13. 33, Trevor Smith, Sanborn, IA (8), 17.781; 14. 71, Cliff Jones, Pleasant Hill, IA (15), 17.943; 15. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (14), 18.301.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:41.0: 1. Devin Kline (3); 2. Stacey Alexander (2); 3. Joe Simbro (1); 4. Trevor Smith (7); 5. Chase Wanner (4); 6. Christian Bowman (6); 7. Mike Mayberry (5); 8. Dan Henning (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:46.7: 1. Mitchell Alexander (3); 2. Matthew Stelzer (1); 3. Corey Kautz (2); 4. McKenna Haase (4); 5. Chris Walraven (5); 6. Brad Comegys (6); 7. Cliff Jones (7)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Christian Bowman (4); 2. Devin Kline (6); 3. Chris Walraven (2); 4. McKenna Haase (5); 5. Stacey Alexander (8); 6. Joe Simbro (10); 7. Brad Comegys (3); 8. Mike Mayberry (13); 9. Mitchell Alexander (7); 10. Matthew Stelzer (11); 11. Cliff Jones (14); 12. Trevor Smith (12); 13. Dan Henning (15); 14. Corey Kautz (9); 15. Chase Wanner (1). Lap Leader: Wanner 1-15. Hard-charger: Mayberry.

 

 

Lasoski Wins Battle with Brown for NSL Win at Knoxville!

Garner Wins Again in 360’s, Walraven Wins Second of Year in 305’s

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, May 21, 2016 – Danny Lasoski wrestled a late race lead from Brooke Tatnell, and held off his nephew Brian Brown to claim a $5,000 National Sprint League win Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. The win was the Dover, Missouri pilot’s 109th at the famous half-mile in front of a large crowd on Town Crier Night. Clint Garner won the 23rd 360 feature of his career at Knoxville, tying him for second with John Kearney on the all-time winner’s list. Chris Walraven claimed his second 305 feature win of the season.

Craig Dollansky, fresh off of his $10,000 score Friday night at the Folkens Brothers Trucking Spring Nationals in Jackson, Minnesota, led the 25-lap feature in the early going ahead of Brooke Tatnell and Davey Heskin. Danny Lasoski, who was the high point man after setting quick time and winning his heat, was up to fourth by lap two from his eighth starting spot.

By lap six, Brian Brown, who also started in row four advanced into the top five. While Dollansky worked up front, Tatnell was gaining on him, and took the point on lap seven. Behind him, a four-way battle brought fans to the edge of their seat. Positions second through fifth were swapped between Dollansky, Lasoski, Heskin and Brown.

At the halfway juncture, it was Tatnell leading Lasoski, Dollansky, Heskin and Brown. Brown would start to assert himself at that point, cruising on the cushion, and getting by Heskin for fourth on lap 14, and Dollansky for third on the next lap.

Lasoski was true to a thin groove on the low side, and shot by Tatnell with six laps to go. Brown followed him into second on lap 21, and it seemed the winning battle would be decided in lapped traffic. The only caution of the event came out on lap 22, however, when Scott Bogucki spun.

Lasoski was able to take Brown’s high line away and pull away for the win in clean air. Following the lead pair were Tatnell, Dollansky and Ian Madsen. Hard-charger Jeff Swindell made a last lap pass for sixth, and Heskin, Dustin Selvage, Tasker Phillips and RJ Johnson rounded out the top ten. Madsen and Selvage joined Lasoski as heat winners.

“The car was shaking so bad I couldn’t see where I was going,” said Lasoski in Victory Lane. “I guess the wheel was full of mud. I was just trying to keep it between the fences. My hat’s off to (crew chief) Guy Forbrook. The last two weeks we’ve been less than stellar. Tonight, he put this GoMuddy car in Victory Lane. (Brown) does what he has to do. He goes where I’m not. I kept choosing the wrong lines, but once we got through there, I didn’t see him anymore.”

Nate Van Haaften led the 18-lap 360 main event early on over Tony Shilling and Chris Martin. Clint Garner quickly put his hat in the ring however, moving into third on the second lap. With two laps in the books, the caution came out for John Anderson, who came to a stop inside of turn one. The restart saw Van Haaften leading Shilling, Garner, Jon Agan and Martin back to green.

Garner quickly shot into second and battle ensued with he on the high side and Van Haaften down low. The red flag flew with five laps down, when Mike Van Haaften spun and collected Alan Zoutte, who tipped over. He was uninjured.

While the lead duo continued to battle, Calvin Landis was progressing from his starting spot outside row five. The veteran was into the top four by lap nine, and passed Agan for third with eight laps to go.

Garner would make his final move in lapped traffic, sneaking under Van Haaften on lap 13 and cruising to the win. Following the Sioux Falls driver and Van Haaften across the stripe were Landis, Shilling and Agan. Matt Moro, Martin, Seth Bergman, Jamie Ball and Sawyer Phillips rounded out the top ten. Joe Beaver, who set quick time, took a wicked ground pounder at the start of the first heat race. He was o.k., though the car was destroyed. Agan and Nate Van Haaften won the heats.

“I was really happy to see the lapped traffic coming,” said Garner in Victory Lane. “Nate was doing a great job down there on the bottom and I wanted to just drive around him up there in my line. It was a little too far around, and I was probably being a little too hard on the tires. Nate was kind of in the line to be had. We’re happier than heck to get this win. I want to dedicate this win to an employee and good friend of ours Kirby Wiese, who is battling cancer.”

Chris Walraven led the distance of the 15-lap 305 feature. The Knoxville veteran used the low side the entire way to grab his second win of the season. Devin Kline retired early with what was suspected to be an electrical issue on lap four. Christian Bowman used restarts to his advantage, gaining fourth on the caution for Ball with four laps down, and third on a lap eight restart for a 360 spin by Dan Henning.

Last week’s winner, Corey Kautz, battled the leader much of the way utilizing the cushion. He pulled alongside him before one final yellow for a spun Henning with three laps to go. Bowman again used a good restart to capture second, but could not run down Walraven. Behind Walraven and Bowman came Kautz, McKenna Haase and Mike Mayberry. Hard-charger Stacey Alexander, Brad Comegys, Mitchell Alexander, Ben Woods and Matthew Stelzer rounded out the top ten. Bowman set quick time, while Walraven and Haase won the heats. Trevor Smith slammed into the infield fence on the frontstretch at the onset of his heat race and flipped. He was unhurt.

“I could hear them back there, they were coming,” said Walraven. “I was trying not to miss the bottom down here (turn one), because it’s very narrow. It’s a half a left rear wide getting in. If you miss it, you’re in trouble. You’re out in ‘No Man’s Land’. This team came together late, and it’s quite a deal.”

Join us next week as the National Sprint League returns for Brownell’s Salutes the Troops Night! Any active or retired Military personnel will receive FREE admission with their I.D.! Drivers will again be shooting for a $5,000 win! For more information on Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (1), 15.386; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (11), 15.512; 3. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (8), 15.577; 4. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (10), 15.711; 5. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (9), 15.732; 6. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (6), 15.770; 7. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (14), 15.831; 8. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (18), 15.888; 9. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (7), 15.922; 10. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (5), 15.938; 11. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (15), 16.071; 12. 7, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (12), 16.078; 13. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (20), 16.124; 14. 47, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (17), 16.184; 15. 02, Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI (16), 16.190; 16. 1B, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (13), 16.203; 17. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (3), 16.297; 18. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (2), 16.432; 19. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (4), 16.652; 20. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (19), 17.039; 21. 10, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (21), NT.

Heat one (started) 8 Laps, 2:15.7: 1. Danny Lasoski (6); 2. Scott Bogucki (4); 3. Craig Dollansky (5); 4. Jake Bubak (1); 5. Josh Schneiderman (3); 6. AJ Moeller (2); 7. Bobby Mincer (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:05.3: 1. Ian Madsen (3); 2. Brian Brown (6); 3. Brooke Tatnell (4); 4. RJ Johnson (1); 5. Jeff Swindell (2); 6. Bob Weuve (5) DNS – Chris Martin

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.6: 1. Dustin Selvage (3); 2. Bronson Maeschen (6); 3. Davey Heskin (5); 4. Mike Reinke (2); 5. Tasker Phillips (4); 6. Dakota Hendrickson (7); 7. Kevin Hetrick (1)

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Danny Lasoski (8); 2. Brian Brown (7); 3. Brooke Tatnell (1); 4. Craig Dollansky (4); 5. Ian Madsen (5); 6. Jeff Swindell (16); 7. Davey Heskin (2); 8. Dustin Selvage (9); 9. Tasker Phillips (10); 10. RJ Johnson (11); 11. Jake Bubak (14); 12. Scott Bogucki (3); 13. Josh Schneiderman (12); 14. Mike Reinke (13); 15. Dakota Hendrickson (18); 16. AJ Moeller (15); 17. Bobby Mincer (20); 18. Kevin Hetrick (17); 19. Bob Weuve (19); 20. Bronson Maeschen (6) DNS – Chris Martin. Lap Leaders: Dollansky 1-6, Tatnell 7-18, Lasoski 19-25. Hard-charger: J. Swindell.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.435; 2. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (1), 16.460; 3. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (3), 16.482; 4. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (5), 16.536; 5. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (6), 16.612; 6. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (17), 16.624; 7. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.680; 8. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (16), 16.702; 9. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (10), 16.767; 10. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (13), 16.835; 11. 33V, Mike Van Haaften, Otley, IA (2), 16.983; 12. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (11), 17.000; 13. 23, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (9), 17.015; 14. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (12), 17.160; 15. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.264; 16. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (14), 17.634; 17. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (8), 17.858.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Jon Agan (3); 2. Matt Moro (5); 3. Mike Van Haaften (1); 4. Seth Bergman (7); 5. Chris Martin (2); 6. Alan Zoutte (8); 7. John Anderson (9); 8. Sawyer Phillips (4); 9. Joe Beaver (6)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.0: 1. Nate Van Haaften (2); 2. Calvin Landis (1); 3. Clint Garner (5); 4. Tony Shilling (3); 5. Ryan Giles (6); 6. Jamie Ball (4); 7. Tom Lenz (7); 8. Rob Weuve (8)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (6); 2. Nate Van Haaften (1); 3. Calvin Landis (10); 4. Tony Shilling (3); 5. Jon Agan (4); 6. Matt Moro (7); 7. Chris Martin (2); 8. Seth Bergman (11); 9. Jamie Ball (5); 10. Sawyer Phillips (14); 11. Ryan Giles (8); 12. Rob Weuve (16); 13. Tom Lenz (15); 14. Mike Van Haaften (9); 15. Alan Zoutte (12); 16. John Anderson (17) DNS – Joe Beaver. Lap Leaders: N. Van Haaften 1-12, Garner 13-18. Hard-charger: Landis.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (3), 17.147; 2. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (4), 17.324; 3. 5J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (13), 17.356; 4. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (12), 17.451; 5. O, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (8), 17.458; 6. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (14), 17.512; 7. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (5), 17.528; 8. 33, Trevor Smith, Sanborn, IA (2), 17.627; 9. 51, Corey Kautz, Urbandale, IA (7), 17.719; 10. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (11), 17.921; 11. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (1), 18.006; 12. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (17), 18.080; 13. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (6), 18.086; 14. 12, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (9), 18.521; 15. 8J, AJ Johnson, Oskaloosa, IA (15), 18.661; 16. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (16), 19.034; DQ (Tire) - 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (10)

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.3: 1. Chris Walraven (3); 2. Devin Kline (5); 3. Ben Woods (7); 4. Christian Bowman (6); 5. Corey Kautz (2); 6. Mike Mayberry (4); 7. Dan Henning (8); 8. Stacey Alexander (1);

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.7: 1. McKenna Haase (5); 2. Chase Wanner (6); 3. Matthew Stelzer (2); 4. Brad Comegys (4); 5. Mitchell Alexander (8); 6. Joe Simbro (1); 7. Tyler Glass (7); 8. Trevor Smith (3)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Chris Walraven (2); 2. Christian Bowman (8); 3. Corey Kautz (1); 4. McKenna Haase (5); 5. Mike Mayberry (4); 6. Stacey Alexander (14); 7. Brad Comegys (3); 8. Mitchell Alexander (12); 9. Ben Woods (11); 10. Matthew Stelzer (9); 11. Chase Wanner (7); 12. Dan Henning (16); 13. Joe Simbro (10); 14. Devin Kline (6) DNS – Trevor Smith, Tyler Glass, AJ Johnson. Lap Leader: Walraven 1-15. Hard-charger: S. Alexander.

 

 

 

5/20/16

Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln, IL

All Stars

POWRi D2 Midgets

32 All Stars

29 D2 Midgets

All Stars

Parker Price-Miller (9th car out to time) set quick time on the ľ-mile at 11.330 seconds. Sheldon Haudenschild (4th car out) was second quick, followed by Andrew Palker (8th), Cap Henry (2nd), Joey Moughan (32nd), Chad Kemenah (24th), Dale Blaney (26th), Caleb Armstrong (17th), Caleb Helms (28th) and Danny Holtgraver (20th). Though Jo. Moughan was fifth quick, he was a late arrival, so the best he could start in his heat was fifth, one spot out of the invert. The 32 cars were divided into four heat groups. Paul Nienhiser was a scratch for the night after hot laps.

Heat one (started): 1. Henry 21 (2) 2. Palker 57x (3) 3. S. Haudenschild 93 (4) 4. AJ Bruns 44 (5) 5. Cory Bruns 42 (1) / 6. Trey Datweiler 23D (6) DNS – Dustin Homan 10, Paul Nienhiser 9

Heats were ten laps in distance, taking the top two eligible for the Dash, and the top five to the feature. Henry took the early lead while Palker battled and C. Bruns battled for second. S. Haud grabbed third on lap three. AJ Bruns passed his brother for fourth on lap five.

Heat two (started): 1. Joe B. Miller 51B (2) 2. Lee Jacobs 81 (3) 3. Jordan Goldesberry 65 (5) 4. Price-Miller 2 (4) 5. Chris Urish 77u (1) / 6. Bradley Howard 49H (8) 7. Andy Baugh 6B (7) 8. Logan Faucon 52F (6)

Miller led Urish and Jacobs early on. Jacobs shot by Urish for second on lap two. Goldesberry used the low side to shoot by Price-Miller for fourth on lap six. Faucon spun with seven laps in the books. Miller led Jacobs, Urish, Goldesberry and Price-Miller back to green. Faucon flipped on the restart. He was uninjured. Goldesberry shot to third when the race resumed.

Heat three (started): 1. Kemenah 10H (4) 2. Holtgraver 70 (2) 3. Jerrod Hull 12 (1) 4. Bret Tripplett 22 (5) 5. Hunter Mackison 95 (7) / 6. Armstrong 7c (3) 7. Jim Moughan Jr. 1m (6) 8. Jeremy Standridge 10s (8)

Standridge spun on the first try at green. Unfortunately for Hull, he had driven away into the lead and that was negated by a complete restart. Holtgraver took the lead on the next try ahead of Hull and Kemenah, with Tripplett moving up to fourth. Kemenah shot under Hull for second on lap five, while Mackison snagged the final transfer from Armstrong on the last lap. Kemenah continued his strong run by taking the lead from Holtgraver with two to go.

Heat four (started): 1. Kraig Kinser 11K (6) 2. Blaney 1 (4) 3. Kory Crabtree 60 (7) 4. Helms 40 (3) 5. TJ Michael 8m (1) / 6. Kody Kinser 4K (8) 7. Jo. Moughan 29 (5) 8. Hunter Schuerenberg 20N (2)

Schuerenberg flipped in turn two when the green fell. That negated a move by Jo. Moughan all the way up into second. Blaney moved up outside row one and led early over Michael and a charging Kr. Kinser. Kr. Kinser grabbed seocn on the second lap and passed Blaney on lap four, pulling away on the low side for the win. Crabtree came from row four to grab third on the white flag lap.

Dash (started): 1. Price-Miller (2) 2. S. Haudenschild (4) 3. Kemenah (6) 4. Jacobs (1) 5. Holtgraver (5) 6. Palker (7) 7. Henry (3) 8. Blaney (8)

Price-Miller led the 8-lap distance, but had company in the form of Jacobs early on. S. Haudenschild pressured Jacobs, and took second at the halfway point. Kemenah was strong after starting sixth, and used the low side to move into third on the last lap.

B main (started): 1. Armstrong (1) 2. Datweiler (4) 3. Moughan Jr. (2) 4. Ko. Kinser (5) / 5. Jo. Moughan (3) 6. Howard (8) 7. Baugh (7) 8. Standridge (6) 9. Homan (9) DNS – Schuerenberg, Faucon, Nienhiser

Armstrong led throughout the 12-lapper. Datweiler passed Moughan Jr. on lap two for second. Jo. Moughan made a couple of passes at Ko. Kinser for the final transfer late, but fell short.

A main (started): 1. S. Haudenschild (2) 2. Price-Miller (1) 3. Holtgraver (5) 4. Kemenah (3) 5. Hull (12) 6. Blaney (8) 7. Henry (7) 8. Tripplett (15) 9. Kr. Kinser (10) 10. Armstrong (21) 11. Miller (9) 12. Moughan Jr. (23) 13. Crabtree (13) 14. Helms (16) 15. Urish (18) 16. Jacobs (4) 17. Goldesberry (11) 18. Michael (20) 19. C. Bruns (17) 20. Palker (6) 21. AJ Bruns (14) 22. Datweiler (22) 23. Mackison (19) 24. Ko. Kinser (24)

Price-Miller led Kemenah and S. Haud early in the 35-lapper. S. Haud was able cruise by Kemenah and take over second in a side by side battle on lap two. Palker spun and collected AJ Buns on lap 12, bringing the first caution. Price-Miller led S. Haud, Kemenah, Holtgraver and Hull up from twelfth, back to green. Four laps later C. Bruns spun bringing another yellow. The top five remained the same on the restart, but this time, as rubber took over the track, S. Haud took a little higher line and slung by Price-Miller to lead lap 17. Holtgraver used the same move to get by Kemenah for third. C. Bruns spun a second time on lap 19, and went pitside. The lead five would stay the same the rest of the way. On lap 21, Jacobs had a big run on Henry and got into the back of the 21. Jacobs spun, collecting Helms and Goldesberry. Michael retired at the same time. Helms was the only car to continue. Urish hit the inside berm, did a 360 and pulled off under green after the restart. S. Haud picked up the $5,000 win, his second in a row with the All Stars in their first ever visit to Lincoln. Armstrong was the hard-charger, moving up eleven spots.

POWRi D2 Midgets

Heat one (started): 1. Andy Baugh 6B (4) 2. Aaron Schuck 1 (7) 3. Austin Archdale 2 (2) 4. Mitchell Davis 7x (5) 5. Johnny Murdock 0M (8) 6. Scott Koerner 24 (6) 7. Max Pozsgai 10c (9) 8. Shane Morgan 15m (3) 9. Jordan Caskey 3 (1) DNS – Gedd Ross 51R

Archdale led early in the 8-lapper. A. Baugh moved into second on lap three and took the lead two laps later. Schuck shot into second after a lap five restart for a stopped Morgan.

Heat two (started): 1. Patrick Bruns 10B (2) 2. Tyler Vantoll 30T (5) 3. Adam Taylor 7 (6) 4. Dave Baugh 7B (3) 5. Chase McDermand 40 (8) 6. Pete Palazzolo 70 (9) 7. Bob Shreffler 21 (7) 8. Brandon Smith 11 (4) 9. Jack Routson 10R (1) DNS – Brent Burrows 51

Bruns led the distance. Routson brought out the only caution with a spin on lap two. Shreffler flipped on the restart, but restarted. Bruns held the lead ahead of Vantoll. Taylor moved into third on the restart for Shreffler.

Heat three (started): 1. Hunter Lane 0A (3) 2. Travis Pence 01 (2) 3. Beau Burnett 92 (4) 4. Craig Dori 38 (5) 5. John Springer 3s (6) 6. Doug Oseske 0 (1) 7. Mike Cusack C7 (7) DNS – Dennis Warren 13, Joe Rinne 0B

Pence led early before the Milo, Iowa invader Lane shot by on lap three in the non-stop event.

A main (started): 1. A. Baugh (2) 2. Vantoll (5) 3. Archdale (10) 4. Davis (12) 5. D. Baugh (14) 6. Taylor (6) 7. Ross (26) 8. Pozsgai (17) 9. Shreffler (21) 10. Pence (7) 11. Caskey (24) 12. Burrows (27) 13. Orseske (20) 14. Lane (1) 15. Murdock (13) 16. Smith (23) 17. Routson (25) 18. Burnett (9) 19. McDermand (11) 20. Springer (16) 21. Palazzolo (15) 22. Koerner (19) 23. Morgan (22) 24. Cusack (18) 25. Schuck (4) 26. Dori (8) 27. Bruns (3) DNS – Warren, Rinne

When a group of cars came together in the first corner of the 20-lapper, it set the tone for a marathon. A. Baugh led the duration of the race despite a number of cautions throughout. Archdale took second from Taylor on the second lap. Lane spun while running fifth on lap five and collected Schuck, who went pitside. On a restart with five laps down for Cusack, A. Baugh led Archdale, Taylor, Davis and Vantoll. Vantoll moved up to third after an additional caution for Murdock, who spun and collected Morgan, who went off on the hook. Davis spun off the track while running fourth on lap seven. He would come back to eventually reclaim the spot. On lap 12, Palazzolo brought a caution. It was a stroke of luck for Ross, who had surged from the tail to sixth and spun right after the caution came out. Two more white flag cautions stood between A. Baugh and his win, but he persevered. Meanwhile behind him, Vantoll took second on the last lap, while Davis came from sixth to fourth.

 

 

 

5/19/16

Iowa State Fair Speedway

Des Moines, IA

17 305’s

Heat one (started): 1. Matt Moro 2m (3) 2. Tyler Drueke 12 (1) 3. Clint Benson 100 (5) 4. Jason Martin 5x (6) 5. Nathan Mills 24N (4) 6. Mike Dapra 38 (2)

Heats were six laps in distance, with the top four redrawing for their feature starting spot. Drueke led early with Moro in Pursuit. Matt would pass him for the win on lap three. Benson worked his way up to third nicely as well.

Heat two (started): 1. Tyler Thompson 48 (2) 2. Austin Johnson 81 (3) 3. Koddy Hildreth 12K (1) 4. Shayle Bade 03 (4) 5. RJ Johnson 53 (5) 6. Kyle Nelson 39 (6)

Hildreth led early, but Thompson tracked him down by lap two. A. Johnson followed Thompson by Hildreth on lap three to nail down second. Bade held off RJ Johnson for the final redraw spot.

Heat three (started): 1. Mike Houseman Jr. 4L (4) 2. Michael Johnston 14J (3) 3. Bob Hildreth 55KC (2) 4. Joe Miller 78 (5) 5. Brad Fopma 16 (1)

Houseman Jr. moved into the lead quickly and pulled away from the field. Fopma was making his first ever sprint start.

A main (started): 1. Martin (1) 2. Benson (2) 3. Thompson (3) 4. Houseman Jr. (8) 5. A. Johnson (11) 6. Johnston (4) 7. RJ Johnson (14) 8. Bade (10) 9. Miller (7) 10. Mills (13) 11. K. Hildreth (5) 12. Dapra (16) 13. Drueke (9) 14. Nelson (15) 15. Fopma (17) 16. B. Hildreth (6) 17. Moro (12)

Martin shot out to an early lead in the 15-lapper, but Thompson was up to the task and used the low side of one and two to grab the lead on lap two. Martin returned the favor on lap three, but the pass was negated when Moro tangled with B. Hildreth in turn four. Both drivers got upside down, but were o.k. Thompson and Martin battled again on the restart, but just one more lap was in the books when Nelson and Fopma came together and crashed in turn one. Both were uninjured. The restart saw Thompson leading Martin, Benson, Houseman Jr. and Johnston back to green. Thompson would lead five more laps before Martin would take command and behin pulling away. One more caution appeared for Drueke, who came to a stop on the front straight on lap 11 while running sixth. Benson would work by Thompson with two laps to go to claim second. Martin maintained his lead for a win worth $1,000.

 

 

Late Pass Gives Brian Brown Win #31 at Knoxville!
Henderson wins 360 Thriller, Kautz Wins First in 305‚€™s

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, May 14, 2016 ‚€“ Brian Brown heated things up on a cool night with a late pass to net his 31st career 410 feature win on McKay Insurance/Nationwide Night at Knoxville Raceway Saturday. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver snagged $3,000 for his win in the Brian Brown Racing Casey‚€™s General Stores/FVP #21. Justin Henderson grabbed his seventh career win in the 360 class, climbing from a starting spot in row five in the BDS Motorsports #1. Corey Kautz executed a pass in lap traffic to grab his first win in the 15-lap 305 feature in record time.
Brooke Tatnell set the pace early on in the 20-lap 410 main event. The Aussie pulled away from Matt Juhl and Austin McCarl, before McCarl stopped with a broken power steering line with four laps in the books. Brown would pass Juhl for second on the restart, but that was negated when AJ Moeller and Bronson Maeschen crashed hard in turn two. They were uninjured.

One more lap was in the books when RJ Johnson came to a rest against the turn four wall with five laps down. That restart saw Tatnell ahead of Juhl, Brown, Danny Lasoski and Ian Madsen. Juhl surged to a lead down the backstretch when the green flew again, but Tatnell powered back off the bottom of turn four to keep his advantage.

The next eleven laps went non-stop. Madsen and Craig Dollansky moved past Lasoski into fourth and fifth by the eighth lap. Dollansky would continue his charge, moving by Madsen with five laps to go to claim fourth. Brown surged as he and Juhl were in a dead heat on the completion of lap 16. Because his last lap was quicker, he assumed the runner-up position behind Tatnell on the restart.

Tatnell kept his advantage for two more circuits, and then Brown shot around to lead lap 18. Dollansky moved onto the podium, getting by Juhl on the same lap. Following Brown, Tatnell and Dollansky, was hard-charger, Tim Kaeding who drove from 17th to grab fourth on the last lap. Juhl, Madsen, Dusty Zomer, Justin Henderson, Lasoski and Davey Heskin rounded out the top ten. Maeschen set quick time on the night, and Mark Dobmeier, Brown and Moeller won heat races.

‚€œWe‚€™ve ran in the top three the last eight or nine nights,‚€Ě said Brown in Victory Lane. ‚€œThat‚€™s nice, but it‚€™s nice to get wins too. I didn‚€™t know if we‚€™d be able to get it done tonight, but we did. The team‚€™s been here the last five years. I don‚€™t know if the driver has shown up the last couple of years. Sometimes it takes a wintertime to sift through everything to see what‚€™s right and what‚€™s wrong. This team busts their tail and they deserve to win every night. I‚€™d really like to thank this crowd. It was a great crowd on a pretty cold night.‚€Ě

Ian Madsen shot out from his starting spot outside row two of the 360 feature to lead the 18-lapper early on. Chris Martin, Jamie Ball, Joe Beaver and Billy Alley settled in behind him. Beaver suffered a rear-end issue in turn one, and backed into the fence with three laps down. He was uninjured, but surrendered his fourth place run.

Just one more lap was in the books, when a caution was displayed for Derrik Lusk, Dave Getchell and Mike Van Haaften, all of whom retired. Alley shot by Martin into third on the restart, as Ball ran down the leader. Justin Henderson was on the move, however, moving up to fourth on the restart and then tracking down Alley to gain third on lap seven.
The final caution came out for Kade Higday, who made contact with the turn three wall on lap ten. He was taken to the hospital, complaining of a leg injury. With eight laps to go, Madsen led Ball, Henderson, Alley and Dusty Zomer back to green.

Ball would use the low side to shoot by Madsen on lap eleven, while Henderson would use the same move two laps later to take second. Henderson seemed to gain speed as the race went on, and shot by Ball with three laps to go to take the win. Ball held on to second, ahead of Madsen, hard-charger Clint Garner (from 15th) and Alley. Zomer, Martin, Tony Shilling, Nate Van Haaften and Ryan Giles rounded out the top ten. Beaver set quick time for the 360‚€™s, while Zomer, Nate Van Haaften and Sawyer Phillips won heats.

‚€œ(Ball) was doing a really good job when he came up on a lapped car,‚€Ě said Henderson in Victory Lane. ‚€œI didn‚€™t know if I‚€™d have time to get to him before we got to the lapped car. It just worked out for us. I‚€™m really proud of this team. We were fighting hard all night to find something that was going to work.‚€Ě

The 15-lap 305 main event went non-stop in record time at 4:27.2. Mike Mayberry, who crossed first a week ago, but was two pounds light at the scales, pulled away in the early going from Corey Kautz, Chris Walraven and McKenna Haase. Haase would shoot by Walraven on the second lap for third.

At the halfway point, the top five was Mayberry, Kautz, Haase, Walraven and Mitchell Alexander. The tenth lap would see Kautz make his winning move. Mayberry elected to go low behind a lapped car, and Kautz used that as a pick, rocketing on the cushion into the lead. He would guide the Greenland Homes #51 to his first career feature win at Knoxville. Mayberry would maintain second ahead of Haase, Walraven and Mitchell Alexander. Christian Bowman, Matthew Stelzer, Stacey Alexander, Joe Simbro and Chase Wanner completed the top ten. Wanner set quick time, while Mayberry and Simbro won heats.

‚€œWe‚€™ve really struggled,‚€Ě said Kautz in Victory Lane. ‚€œWe‚€™re upside down more than we‚€™re going forward. Tonight‚€™s an awesome night! I‚€™ve gotta thank Steve Gruber, Greg Jensen, David Chase and I have to thank the Ball team. They‚€™ve made us quick and made us consistent. We won one!‚€Ě

Join us next week as the National Sprint League makes its first appearance of 2016! Drivers will be shooting for a $5,000 win! It‚€™s also $1 Busch Light Night! For more information on Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (21), 14.885; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (8), 15.037; 3. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (2), 15.089; 4. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (7), 15.208; 5. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (22), 15.244; 6. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (14), 15.245; 7. 09, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (4), 15.288; 8. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (25), 15.293; 9. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (11), 15.295; 10. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (9), 15.303; 11. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (23), 15.334; 12. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (24), 15.352; 13. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (12), 15.360; 14. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (17), 15.394; 15. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (18), 15.449; 16. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (15), 15.462; 17. 7, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (3), 15.482; 18. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (19), 15.486; 19. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (20), 15.531; 20. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (13), 15.595; 21. 10, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (10), 15.650; 22. 1B, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (1), 15.833; 23. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (16), 15.917; 24. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (5), 16.025; 25. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (6), 16.042.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:06.1: 1. Mark Dobmeier (1); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (2); 3. Matt Juhl (4); 4. Davey Heskin (3); 5. Tim Kaeding (7); 6. Austin McCarl (5); 7. Bronson Maeschen (6); 8. Jake Bubak (8); 9. Bob Weuve (9)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Justin Henderson (2); 3. Dustin Selvage (1); 4. Brooke Tatnell (4); 5. Craig Dollansky (3); 6. RJ Johnson (7); 7. Scott Bogucki (5); 8. Chris Martin (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:04.6: 1. AJ Moeller (2); 2. Dusty Zomer (4); 3. Josh Schneiderman (1); 4. Tasker Phillips (3); 5. Danny Lasoski (5); 6. Ian Madsen (6); 7. Dakota Hendrickson (7); 8. Kevin Hetrick (8)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Brooke Tatnell (1); 3. Craig Dollansky (9); 4. Tim Kaeding (17); 5. Matt Juhl (2); 6. Ian Madsen (5); 7. Dusty Zomer (7); 8. Justin Henderson (12); 9. Danny Lasoski (3); 10. Davey Heskin (8); 11. Dustin Selvage (15); 12. Mark Dobmeier (14); 13. Tasker Phillips (10); 14. Josh Schneiderman (16); 15. Lynton Jeffrey (11); 16. Chris Martin (23); 17. Dakota Hendrickson (21); 18. Scott Bogucki (20); 19. Kevin Hetrick (24); 20. Bob Weuve (25); 21. Jake Bubak (22); 22. RJ Johnson (18); 23. AJ Moeller (13); 24. Bronson Maeschen (19); 25. Austin McCarl (4). Lap Leaders: Tatnell 1-17, Brown 18-20. Hard-charger: Kaeding.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (17), 16.055; 2. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (3), 16.140; 3. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. (18), 16.175; 4. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (12), 16.184; 5. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (6), 16.22; 6. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.311; 7. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (9), 16.324; 8. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.326; 9. 3A, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE (10), 16.354; 10. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (15), 16.357; 11. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (25), 16.361; 12. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (14), 16.365; 13. 82, Dusty Zomer, Brandon, SD (21), 16.391; 14. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (13), 16.409; 15. 33V, Mike Van Haaften, Otley, IA (2), 16.412; 16. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (4), 16.420; 17. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (7), 16.455; 18. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (24), 16.527; 19. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (11), 16.540; 20. 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (22), 16.559; 21. 2, Derrik Lusk, Jackson, MN (1), 16.792; 22. 14J, Josh Riggins, Newton, IA (20), 16.853; 23. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (16), 17.593; 24. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (23), 17.701; 25. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (19), 17.934

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:56.1: 1. Dusty Zomer (2); 2. Clint Garner (1); 3. Chris Martin (4); 4. Justin Henderson (3); 5. Jamie Ball (5); 6. Joe Beaver (6); 7. Josh Riggins (8); 8. Tom Lenz (7); 9. John Anderson (9)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:54.2: 1. Nate Van Haaften (1); 2. Matt Moro (2); 3. Calvin Landis (4); 4. Tony Shilling (3); 5. Ryan Giles (6); 6. Rob Weuve (8); 7. Ryan Roberts (7); 8. Jon Agan (5)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.0: 1. Sawyer Phillips (1); 2. Billy Alley (4); 3. Ian Madsen (6); 4. Kade Higday (3); 5. Mike Van Haaften (2); 6. Alan Zoutte (5); 7. Derrik Lusk (7); 8. Dave Getchell (8)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Justin Henderson (9); 2. Jamie Ball (3); 3. Ian Madsen (4); 4. Clint Garner (15); 5. Billy Alley (8); 6. Dusty Zomer (12); 7. Chris Martin (1); 8. Tony Shilling (10); 9. Nate Van Haaften (16); 10. Ryan Giles (5); 11. Sawyer Phillips (17); 12. Josh Riggins (23); 13. Matt Moro (13); 14. Tom Lenz (20); 15. Calvin Landis (7); 16. John Anderson (25); 17. Rob Weuve (18); 18. Kade Higday (11); 19. Alan Zoutte (2); 20. Mike Van Haaften (14); 21. Derrik Lusk (22); 22. Dave Getchell (24); 23. Joe Beaver (6) DNS ‚€“ Jon Agan, Ryan Roberts. Lap Leaders: Madsen 1-10, Ball 11-14, Henderson 15-18. Hard-charger: Garner.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (1), 16.834; 2. 56w, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (6), 17.091; 3. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (18), 17.121; 4. 5J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.126; 5. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (7), 17.148; 6. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (5), 17.169; 7. O, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (14), 17.268; 8. 51, Corey Kautz, Urbandale, IA (2), 17.315; 9. 33, Trevor Smith, Sanborn, IA (3), 17.324; 10. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (10), 17.328; 11. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (4), 17.410; 12. 92C, Cody Ambers, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.601; 13. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (12), 17.694; 14. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (8), 17.786; 15. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (17), 18.140; 16. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (11), 18.250; 17. 12, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (16), 18.397; 18. O2S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (13), NT

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:50.0: 1. Mike Mayberry (3); 2. Brad Comegys (1); 3. Mitchell Alexander (7); 4. Trevor Smith (2); 5. McKenna Haase (4); 6. Christian Bowman (5); 7. Chase Wanner (6); 8. Dan Henning (8); 9. Tyler Glass (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.0: 1. Joe Simbro (4); 2. Matthew Stelzer (2); 3. Chris Walraven (6); 4. Corey Kautz (3); 5. Stacey Alexander (8); 6. Ben Woods (7); 7. Cody Ambers (1)

A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:27.2 (NTR): 1. Corey Kautz (1); 2. Mike Mayberry (2); 3. McKenna Haase (4); 4. Chris Walraven (6); 5. Mitchell Alexander (10); 6. Christian Bowman (5); 7. Matthew Stelzer (8); 8. Stacey Alexander (12); 9. Joe Simbro (3); 10. Chase Wanner (11); 11. Trevor Smith (7); 12. Ben Woods (9); 13. Tyler Glass (14); 14. Dan Henning (13) DNS ‚€“ Brad Comegys, Cody Ambers, Devin Kline, Josh Jones. Lap Leaders: Mayberry 1-9, Kautz 10-15. Hard-charger: M. Alexander.

 

 

 

Danny Lasoski Holds Them Off for 108th Win at Knoxville!

Clint Garner Wire to Wire in 360’s, Tyler Glass Survives in 305’s

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, May 7, 2016 – Danny Lasoski had plenty of company up front, but in the end, he reigned victorious for the 108th time Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. The Dover, Missouri driver claimed $3,000 for his win aboard the Big Game Motorsports #2 machine. Sioux Falls, South Dakota’s Clint Garner won his 22nd career main event in the 360 class, while rookie Tyler Glass persevered to claim a crazy 305 main event that saw six cars finish, and the apparent winner disqualified.

Lasoski took off from his pole position in the 20-lap 410 feature ahead of Brian Brown and Ian Madsen. While Lasoski rode his traditional low line, Brown pulled beside him on the cushion on several occasions early.

It was evident early that Terry McCarl had one of the fastest cars on the racetrack, however, and after starting 11th, he entered the top five, passing Dale Blaney on the eighth lap. On lap eleven, he shot under Justin Henderson to take fourth, on lap twelve, he passed Madsen for third, and moved up one more spot, getting by Brown on lap thirteen.

With the leaders in heavy lapped traffic, and McCarl gaining on Lasoski, Logan Forler tipped over in turn four to bring out the red flag. He was uninjured. Lasoski led McCarl, Brown, Madsen and Henderson back to green flag racing with five laps to go. Lasoski maintained his advantage with McCarl breathing down his neck when RJ Johnson blew his left rear tire with two laps to go.

The final restart would see Lasoski pull away, while Brown took back second in front of McCarl. Henderson and Madsen rounded out the top five. Davey Heskin, Tim Kaeding, Blaney, Craig Dollansky and Lynton Jeffrey completed the top ten. Heskin registered quick time on the night, while Jeffrey, Dustin Selvage and Scott Bogucki won heat races.

“What a night to be on the pole,” said Lasoski. “The racetrack was really good on the bottom. Even the lapped cars on the bottom were hard to pass on the high side. My hat’s off to (crew chief) Guy Forbrook and (owner) Tod Quiring with the GoMuddy.com car. (McCarl’s) been going good lately. Last night, he put a clinic on (at I-80 Speedway). Tonight, he was right there again. We have to step our game up, and I’ve got the right guy turning wrenches.”

Clint Garner shot to a lead immediately in the non-stop 18-lap 360 main event and he would never relinquish it. He and the second place car of Jamie Ball would separate themselves from the field throughout the race. Meanwhile, Justin Henderson and Sawyer Phillips traded the third spot three times the first half of the race.

While Garner and Ball were taking off, Jon Agan was working his way forward from inside of row five. He would claim the third spot on the podium on lap 13. Henderson finished fourth and Calvin Landis was fifth. Ian Madsen, Phillips, Matt Moro, Ryan Giles and Tony Shilling completed the top ten. Henderson set quick time and was just two-tenths of a second off of Joe Beaver’s three-year old one-lap record for the 360’s. Agan and Giles won heat races.

“There are a lot of good engines starting up front in these races,” said Garner in Victory Lane. “I was nervous before that race. I’m happy as heck though. We had a great, great car. It wasn’t so good early in the night, but we put some new tires on it and that fixed everything.”

Tyler Glass put Cinderella’s story to shame in the 305 class. The rookie was making just his third 305 start at Knoxville, but a crazy feature would see him emerge on top in the end.

Chris Walraven led at the outset of the 15-lap race ahead of Devin Kline and Corey Kautz. April 23 winner Christian Bowman made his presence felt early, however, moving into third on lap two, and second on a lap three restart.

Walraven held off the charging Bowman until a lap seven melee occurred in turn one. When McKenna Haase got sideways, her correction came too late for Kautz, who spun and collected Matthew Stelzer, who flipped. Mitchell Alexander and Ben Woods were also caught in the fray.

The restart was even worse, when Walraven’s machine died at the frontstretch cone, causing a five-car pileup that eliminated the top four drivers including himself, Bowman, Kline and Haase. Fortunately, no one was injured.

Mike Mayberry emerged as the leader, and despite one more restart, held onto the lead through the checkers with six cars remaining in the race. However, at the scales he weighed in two pounds light. That made Glass, who had assumed second after the chaos at the halfway point, a first-time winner. Cody Ambers, Stacey Alexander, Trevor Smith and Woods were the other cars still running.

Bowman set quick time, and Haase and Mitchell Alexander won heat races. Brad Comegys spun, collecting Joe Simbro in their heat race. The two drivers set off a nasty crash in turn two, but fortunately, both walked away uninjured.

“We got real fortunate with the wrecks,” said Glass afterwards. “I hope everyone is alright. We ran right on the bottom. I saw (Mayberry) up top and we kind of stayed with him, so I stayed on the bottom. It was a luck of fate that he was light. I didn’t really want to pick up a win like that. It’s unfortunate for everybody, but I’ll take it any way I can get it. I’m getting a lot more comfortable in the car though. The first two weeks, we were kind of getting a feel for it. Tonight, I was pretty much flatfooting it with a little brake.”

Join us next week for more Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series action on McKay Insurance/Nationwide Night! For more information on Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (1), 15.088; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (21), 15.095; 3. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (4), 15.101; 4. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (20), 15.156; 5. 1H, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH (9), 15.158; 6. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (14), 15.162; 7. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (17), 15.175; 8. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (11), 15.191; 9. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (3), 15.201; 10. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (12), 15.222; 11. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (25), 15.259; 12. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (15), 15.287; 13. O9, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (7), 15.300; 14. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (24), 15.317; 15. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (2), 15.357; 16. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (19), 15.502; 17. 7, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (18), 15.524; 18. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 15.542; 19. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID (16), 15.573; 20. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (23), 15.576; 21. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (26), 15.745; 22. 10, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (13), 15.817; 23. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (6), 15.925; 24. 1B, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (22), 15.975; 25. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (10), 16.007; 26. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (5), 16.071.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.3: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 2. Matt Juhl (2); 3. Tim Kaeding (3); 4. Bronson Maeschen (4); 5. Danny Lasoski (5); 6. Davey Heskin (6); 7. Logan Forler (7); 8. Bob Weuve (9) DNS – Dakota Hendrickson

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.2: 1. Dustin Selvage (1); 2. Craig Dollansky (2); 3. Brian Brown (6); 4. Brooke Tatnell (4); 5. Terry McCarl (3); 6. Dale Blaney (5); 7. Chris Martin (7); 8. RJ Johnson (9); 9. Kevin Hetrick (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.6: 1. Scott Bogucki (2); 2. AJ Moeller (4); 3. Tasker Phillips (1); 4. Ian Madsen (6); 5. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (3); 6. Justin Henderson (5); 7. Josh Schneiderman (7); 8. Jake Bubak (8)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Danny Lasoski (1); 2. Brian Brown (3); 3. Terry McCarl (11); 4. Justin Henderson (6); 5. Ian Madsen (2); 6. Davey Heskin (4); 7. Tim Kaeding (10); 8. Dale Blaney (5); 9. Craig Dollansky (14); 10. Lynton Jeffrey (16); 11. Brooke Tatnell (8); 12. Tasker Phillips (18); 13. Dustin Selvage (17); 14. AJ Moeller (9); 15. Josh Schneiderman (21); 16. Chris Martin (20); 17. Bronson Maeschen (7); 18. Matt Juhl (13); 19. Scott Bogucki (15); 20. Jake Bubak (23); 21. Kevin Hetrick (22); 22. Bob Weuve (24); 23. RJ Johnson (25); 24. Logan Forler (19); 25. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (12) DNS – Dakota Hendrickson. Lap Leader: Lasoski 1-20. Hard-charger: T. McCarl.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (3), 15.540; 2. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (13), 15.847; 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (8), 15.900; 4. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (20), 15.936; 5. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. (14), 15.937; 6. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (19), 15.957; 7. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (9), 15.971; 8. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (18), 15.972; 9. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (10), 16.005; 10. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (1), 16.070; 11. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (6), 16.086; 12. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (11), 16.149; 13. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (5), 16.170; 14. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (7), 16.199; 15. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (4), 16.200; 16. 81, Stu Snyder, Waverly, NE (12), 16.333; 17. 33V, Mike Van Haaften, Otley, IA (17), 16.587; 18. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (15), 16.621; 19. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (2), 16.715; DQ (Scales) 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (16), 16.692.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:55.0: 1. Jon Agan (2); 2. Ian Madsen (4); 3. Matt Moro (3); 4. Justin Henderson (6); 5. Tony Shilling (1); 6. Clint Garner (5); 7. Lee Grosz (7); 8. Nate Van Haaften (8); 9. Mike Van Haaften (9); 10. Rob Weuve (10)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.1: 1. Ryan Giles (2); 2. Calvin Landis (4); 3. Alan Zoutte (1); 4. Joe Beaver (3); 5. Jamie Ball (5); 6. Sawyer Phillips (6); 7. Kade Higday (7); 8. Stu Snyder (8); 9. Tom Lenz (9); 10. John Anderson (10)

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:17.4: 1. Clint Garner (2); 2. Jamie Ball (1); 3. Jon Agan (9); 4. Justin Henderson (4); 5. Calvin Landis (6); 6. Ian Madsen (5); 7. Sawyer Phillips (3); 8. Matt Moro (7); 9. Ryan Giles (10); 10. Tony Shilling (11); 11. Nate Van Haaften (15); 12. Joe Beaver (8); 13. Lee Grosz (13); 14. Stu Snyder (16); 15. Kade Higday (14); 16. Mike Van Haaften (17); 17. Tom Lenz (18); 18. Alan Zoutte (12); 19. Rob Weuve (19); 20. John Anderson (20). Lap Leader: Garner 1-18. Hard-charger: Agan.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (8), 16.736; 2. 5J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (1), 17.081; 3. 51, Corey Kautz, Urbandale, IA (17), 17.144; 4. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (5), 17.152; 5. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (16), 17.158; 6. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (10), 17.179; 7. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (12), 17.196; 8. 33, Trevor Smith, Sanborn, IA (4), 17.277; 9. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (2), 17.449; 10. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (18), 17.471; 11. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (7), 17.736; 12. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (19), 17.789; 13. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (11), 17.796; 14. 12, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (9), 17.855; 15. 71, Cliff Jones, Pleasant Hill, IA (13), 17.973; 16. 92C, Cody Ambers, Knoxville, IA (14), 18.009; 17. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (6), 18.115; DQ (Scales) 8J, AJ Johnson, Oskaloosa, IA (3), 17.726; DQ (Scales) 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (15), 19.551.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. McKenna Haase (4); 2. Christian Bowman (6); 3. Stacey Alexander (1); 4. Corey Kautz (5); 5. Ben Woods (7); 6. Cliff Jones (8); 7. Dan Henning (9); 8. AJ Johnson (10); 9. Brad Comegys (2); 10. Joe Simbro (3)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.4: 1. Mitchell Alexander (1); 2. Matthew Stelzer (2); 3. Devin Kline (6); 4. Trevor Smith (3); 5. Chris Walraven (5); 6. Mike Mayberry (4); 7. Cody Ambers (8); 8. Chase Wanner (9); 9. Tyler Glass (7)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Tyler Glass (13); 2. Cody Ambers (14); 3. Stacey Alexander (9); 4. Trevor Smith (7); 5. Ben Woods (11); 6. Cliff Jones (12); 7. Chris Walraven (1); 8. Christian Bowman (4); 9. Devin Kline (3); 10. McKenna Haase (5); 11. Corey Kautz (2); 12. Matthew Stelzer (8); 13. Mitchell Alexander (10); 14. Chase Wanner (16); 15. Dan Henning (15); DQ (Light at the scales) Mike Mayberry (6) DNS – Joe Simbro, Brad Comegys, AJ Johnson. Lap Leaders: Walraven 1-7, Mayberry 8-15. Hard-charger: Glass.

 

 

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5/6/16

I-80 Speedway

Greenwood, NE

Dirt Classic Qualifier

NSL

20 cars

Danny Lasoski (18th car out to time) set quick time on the 4/10-mile at 14.700 seconds. Davey Heskin (5th car out) was second quick, followed by Ian Madsen (7th), Austin McCarl (12th), Brian Brown (13th), Craig Dollansky (3rd), Dale Blaney (19th), Bill Balog (11th), Lynton Jeffrey (2nd) and Sam Hafertepe Jr. (10th). Kevin Ingle failed to get a time in.

Two sets of 8-lap heats were run. The first heats were lined straight up by time. The second group of heats saw a total invert. Points were earned in time trials and by heat finish, with the feature lined straight up by points.

First group of heats

Heat one (started): 1. A. McCarl 17A (2) 2. Lasoski 2 (1) 3. Blaney 1 (3) 4. Tim Kaeding 3 (6) 5. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (4) 6. Jake Bubak 1B (7) 7. Josh Baughman 17 (5)

Austin led the distance ahead of Lasoski and Blaney. Kaeding won a good battle with Hafertepe for fourth.

Heat two (started): 1. Brown 21 (2) 2. Heskin 56N (1) 3. Terry McCarl (4) 4. Balog 17B (3) 5. Logan Forler 2L (5) 6. Tasker Phillips 7w (6) 7. Kevin Ingle 2K (7)

Brown led a mostly single-file affair for the duration.

Heat three (started): 1. Madsen 18 (1) 2. Dollansky 2KS (2) 3. Jeffrey 12 (3) 4. Matt Juhl 09 (5) 5. Brooke Tatnell 55 (4) 6. Dakota Hendrickson 10 (6)

Madsen led throughout. Juhl was the first driver to really make the bottom work, which influenced a lot of drivers in the second set of heats.

Second group of heats

Heat one (started): 1. Kaeding (2) 2. Bubak (1) 3. Blaney (5) 4. Lasoski (7) 5. Baughman (3) 6. Hafertepe (4) 7. A. McCarl (6)

Kaeding shot out on the high side to an early lead over Bubak and Baughman. Bubak utilized the low line to challenge the leader and briefly took the point for two laps on the fifth go-around while Blaney shot into third. Coming for the white flag, Kaeding would slingshot back into the lead for the win.

Heat two (started): 1. Brown (5) 2. T. McCarl (3) 3. Phillips (1) 4. Balog (4) 5. Forler (2) 6. Heskin (6) 7. Ingle (7)

Phillips led early over Forler and a charging Brown from row three. On lap two, Brown moved into second, followed by T. McCarl. Brown would take the lead a lap later. Phillips would run a strong race before losing second to T. McCarl on the white flag lap.

Heat three (started): 1. Hendrickson (1) 2. Tatnell (3) 3. Madsen (6) 4. Dollansky (5) 5. Juhl (2) 6. Jeffrey (4)

Hendrickson led wire to wire. Dollansky surged to third on the first lap, but Madsen would claim the show position from the tail on lap two.

A main (started): 1. T. McCarl (7) 2. Brown (1) 3. Dollansky (4) 4. Lasoski (3) 5. Blaney (6) 6. A. McCarl (8) 7. Kaeding (10) 8. Jeffrey (12) 9. Tatnell (11) 10. Baughman (19) 11. Juhl (15) 12. Hafertepe (14) 13. Phillips (18) 14. Heskin (5) 15. Hendrickson (13) 16. Bubak (17) 17. Madsen (2) 18. Forler (16) 19. Balog (9) DNS – Ingle

While Heskin did a complete 360 amongst the field in turn two on the first lap, Brown took the lead on the cushion ahead of Madsen and Lasoski. A Baughman spin brought the caution with two laps down. The restart saw Brown leading Madsen, McCarl (who had taken third on the second lap), Dollansky (who had also gotten by Lasoski) and Lasoski. T. McCarl was a rocket and blew by Madsen and Brown on the cushion like they were standing still. Madsen worked his way by Brown for second, while T. McCarl pulled away, entering heavy lap traffic by lap nine. Dollansky slid by Brown for third on lap 13 in some great racing. Behind him, Blaney was on the charge in traffic and worked by both Brown and Dollansky to move into third on lap 14. At that point, Hendrickson slowed to a stop, bringing another caution. A huge lead was erased for T. McCarl over Madsen, Blaney, Dollansky, Brown and Lasoski. Unfortunately, Madsen’s night would come to an end under caution with a flat right rear tire. Another lap got in before an inadvertent red brought cars to a halt. When the green fell again, Brown shot by both Dollansky and Blaney to take second. Dollansky would follow him into third on lap 18. Meanwhile, up front, T. McCarl was decimating everyone. His second win of the week and his fourth of the season earned him $10,000 and guaranteed him a spot in Lincoln (PA) Speedway’s Dirt Classic in September.

 

 

 

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5/5/16

Lakeside Speedway

Kansas City, KS

KC Klassic

ASCS National/Warrior

WAR Non-wing sprints

35 ASCS cars

18 WAR cars

ASCS

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Blake Hahn 52 (3*) 2. Ian Madsen 18 (4*) 3. Johnny Herrera 45x (7*) 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (8*) 5. Chris Morgan 81A (1) 6. Jon Agan 4A (6) 7. Jonathan Cornell 28 (9) 8. JD Johnson 98 (5) 9. Cody Ledger 35L (2)

Ledger was penalized a row at the start for jumping. Hahn led early in the 8-lapper over Morgan, Madsen and Herrera, who shot into fourth on the first lap from seventh. Madsen took second from Morgan on the third lap and Herrera followed him into third on the next circuit.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Matt Covington 95 (3*) 2. Jack Dover 53 (4*) 3. Danny Lasoski 33L (2*) 4. Josh Baughman 17 (7*) 5. Logan Forler 2L (9*) 6. Cody Baker 38 (6) 7. Austin Alumbaugh 33 (8) 8. Zach Clark 3z (1) 9. Dalton Parsons 42 (5)

Covington led the distance. Dover shot under Lasoski on the opening lap and held down second the rest of the way. Baughman gained fourth and a trip to the feature in the last corner. Clark and Parson retired early.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Kyle Bellm 14K (1*) 2. Brian Brown 21 (4*) 3. Seth Bergman 23 (2*) 4. Aaron Reutzel 87 (9*) 5. Brad Loyet o5 (5) 6. Tyler Thomas 86 (6) 7. Chris Parkinson 9m (3) 8. Lee Lengel 7L (7) 9. Broc Elliott 75 (8)

Bellm held off Brown for the win riding a heavy cushion.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Brandon Hanks 84 (1*) 2. Wayne Johnson 2c (6*) 3. Jay Russell 76 (5*) 4. Evan Martin 4 (3) 5. Jake Greider 20G (7) 6. Danny Thoman 27 (4) 7. Steven Russell 91 (2) DNS – JR Topper 92J

Hanks led Martin and Johnson early. Johnson took second on lap three, and Russell followed him into third on the same lap.

B main (started): 1. Loyet (3) 2. Greider (1) 3. Agan (6) 4. Cornell (4) 5. Thomas (8) 6. Morgan (5) / 7. Alumbaugh (7) 8. Ledger (14) 9. Martin (2) 10. JD Johnson (12) 11. Parkinson (9) 12. Thoman (10) 13. Lengel (11) 14. Elliott (13) DNS – Baker, Clark, S. Russell, Parsons, Topper

Greider led the first three laps ahead of Loyet, while Morgan and Agan traded third in the 12-lapper. Loyet shot to the point using the cushion on lap four. Greider was faithful to the bottom on a well prepared track, and held off Agan in traffic. Morgan held onto the last transfer by the skin of his teeth.

A main (started): 1. Brown (2) 2. Hahn (1) 3. Herrera (8) 4. Madsen (3) 5. Lasoski (15) 6. Bergman (16) 7. Reutzel (7) 8. Covington (6) 9. Hafertepe Jr. (11) 10. W. Johnson (4) 11. Forler (14) 12. Hanks (10) 13. Dover (5) 14. Cornell (20) 15. Thomas (21) 16. J. Russell (12) 17. Martin (23, prov.) 18. Greider (18) 19. Morgan (22) 20. Loyet (17) 21. Bellm (9) 22. Baughman (13) 23. Agan (19)

Hahn led the 30-lapper early over Brown and Madsen. The leaders were in lapped traffic by lap six. The cushion was steep and close to the wall, especially in one and two. Reutzel surged and took third from Madsen on lap nine. He ran down Brown and passed him for second on lap 15. Brown got his elbows up and dove back under Reutzel on the next lap. He then reeled in Hahn and passed him, but it was negated when the caution was brought out for Baughman with 17 laps down. Though the leaders passed the finish line, ASCS rules require all cars to complete a lap. It's also one of the last series to include lapped cars in the lineup and J. Russell was placed between Hahn and Brown. Hahn led Brown, Reutzel, Madsen and a charging Herrera back to green. Reutzel’s bid for a slidejob fell short, and Herrera surged from fifth to third. With 21 laps down, Loyet got into the turn two wall and flipped. The accident collected Bellm. Both drivers were o.k. Hahn led Brown, Herrera, Madsen and Reutzel back to green with nine laps to go. Brown hounded the leader before performing a slide job to take the point on lap 24. Hahn held second over Herrera and Madsen. Lasoski claimed fifth on the last lap ahead of Bergman, who joined him as hard-chargers from row eight. The win was Brown’s first ever at Lakeside.

WAR

Heat one (started): 1. Aaron Reutzel 7JR (1) 2. Ryan Kitchen 21 (2) 3. Terry Babb 8D (4) 4. TJ Muths 65M (5) 5. Danny Thoman 12 (7) 6. Warren Johnson 42 (3) 7. Zach Clark 2 (6) 8. Chris Desselle 21c (8) DNS – Wyatt Burks 11R

Burks spun and backed into the wall staging for the heat. He would return for the feature. Reutzel would lead all 8 laps using the low side of the speedway. Babb passed Muths with two to go for third. Reutzel, Thoman, Clark and Chris Parkinson were the drivers doing double duty.

Heat two (started): 1. Riley Kreigel 90 (3) 2. Mitchell Moore 51 (7) 3. Katlynn Leer 8K (1) 4. Zach Daum 75K (8) 5. Clinton Boyles 77 (4) 6. JD Black 7L (6) 7. Kenny Potter 55 (9) 8. Chris Parkinson 65 (5) 9. Michael Ell 99 (2)

Kreigel shot under the front row to the lead the distance. Moore was the prime mover, coming from seventh to second on the first lap.

A main (started): 1. Boyles (10) 2. Kreigel (5) 3. Reutzel (4) 4. Thoman (9) 5. Daum (3) 6. Moore (6) 7. Parkinson (16) 8. Black (12) 9. Clark (14) 10. Potter (11) 11. Ell (17) 12. Leer (8) 13. Desselle (15) 14. Babb (1) 15. Johnson (13) 16. Muths (7) 17. Burks (18) DQ (Weight) Kitchen (2) (crossed third)

Babb led early over Kitchen and Daum in the 25-lapper. Kreigel used the cushon to pass Daum and move into the top three on lap three. Kitchen took the lead from Babb on lap four as the pair fought for the point. Illinois veteran Babb took the lead back on lap six, and Moore moved by Kitchen for second on lap seven in a feature with plenty of close racing. The pair battled for the runner-up spot and Kitchen took it back on lap 13. A lap later, Muths would flip on the front stretch, bringing out the red flag. He was unhurt. The restart saw Babb leading Kitchen, Moore, Boyles and Kreigel. Before another lap could get completed, Burks would come to a stop and exit on the hook. Boyles shot into third when the green fell again. He would then take second from Kitchen on lap 19. Johnson would flip hard in turn three on lap 21. He was uninjured as well. Babb led Boyles, Kitchen, Kreigel and Reutzel back to green. Kreigel passed Kitchen for third on the restart right before disaster struck the leader Babb, who had a right rear wheel break. Boyles assumed the lead and would not relinquish it. Kreigel finished second ahead of Kitchen, who was later DQed for being light at the scales. Reutzel inherited third ahead of Thoman and Daum.

 

 

 

 

 

Ian Madsen Wins Knoxville Tilt!

Dusty Zomer Wins in 360’s and Christian Bowman Wins First in 305’s

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, April 23, 2016 – Ian Madsen scored his sixth career win at the Knoxville Raceway in front of another big crowd on Earth Day Night Saturday. The first 300 fans in attendance received a tree from the Arbor Day Foundation. The St. Mary’s, New South Wales driver hopes using a restart to shoot by Tim Kaeding for the $3,000 score in the KCP Racing #18 plants his own seeds towards a championship. Dusty Zomer led wire to wire to record his sixth career win in the 360 class, while Christian Bowman was a first-time winner at Knoxville in the 305 class.

In the 20-lap 410 main event, Davey Heskin jumped out to an early lead from his starting spot outside of row one ahead of Tim Kaeding, Madsen, Brian Brown and Justin Henderson. The top five remained the same the first half of the race until becoming mired in heavy traffic.

While Heskin was slowing a bit in traffic, Kaeding was gaining. He shot under the leader to take the point on lap eleven. One circuit later, Austin McCarl spun in turns three and four with a shredded left rear tire. Madsen, who had just taken over second from Heskin shot to the low side of turn one on the restart and slid in front of Kaeding to take the lead.

Brown followed Madsen by Heskin to take third on the restart, and then gained second from Kaeding on lap 14. He reeled in Madsen as the two approached traffic, but he was never close enough to make a serious attempt at the win. Kaeding held onto third, ahead of Bryan Clauson and Danny Lasoski, who grabbed fifth in the final corner. Heskin, Henderson, Craig Dollansky, Dusty Zomer and Mark Dobmeier rounded out the top ten. Henderson set quick time, while Zomer, Bronson Maeschen and Dobmeier won heat races. An incident in the first heat saw Josh Schneiderman get upside down. He was uninjured, and returned later in the night.

“(Heskin) was leading and the lapped traffic was pretty heavy,” said Madsen in Victory Lane. “It’s difficult to know where to go. I can of had a plan (on the restart) and I was going for it 100%. I didn’t know if it was going to work, but we were really hungry for a win and it worked. We kind of struggled last week for the opening night and we were banging our heads against the wall all week. It’s awesome to come back, it doesn’t get any better than getting a win.”

The 360 feature went non-stop after an incident marred the first try at green. Ryan Roberts spun into the turn one wall and collected Randy Martin, who flipped towards turn two. Both drivers were o.k.

Once green, Dusty Zomer took off to lead all 18 laps, but there was plenty of action behind him. While John Agan rode second, Ian Madsen and Justin Henderson exchanged the third spot twice. Madsen would win that battle and take second on lap eight, but Clint Garner had plans of his own. The six-time track champ battled with Henderson before shooting from fifth to third on the tenth lap. His next victim was Madsen on lap 13. Though he was running hard, Zomer had checked out to win by a straightaway in the Buffalo Wild Wings #82.

Following Zomer and Garner were Madsen, Henderson and Matt Moro. Nate Van Haaften, Tony Shilling, Agan, Jamie Ball and Joe Beaver rounded out the top ten. Henderson set quick time for the 360’s (tying with Garner), while Beaver, Martin and Lee Grosz won heats. Ricky Montgomery claimed the B main.

“With this 360 deal, our motor and car work really nice,” said Zomer. “The team is really working hard. We’ve been traveling quite a bit and that helps. We had a fast hot rod. It’s hard to judge how fast you really are when you get out front like that. I was just trying to get through traffic as best I could.”

The best battle in the 15-lap 305 feature was up front. Christian Bowman and Mitchell Alexander raced side by side for much of an event that was slowed by two cautions and a red flag incident. Trevor Smith and rookie AJ Johnson brought out the caution periods, while Brad Comegys turned over in turn one. No one was injured.

The 20-year-old Bowman used the low side to his advantage throughout the race in the Christian Bowman Racing #15, while Mitchell Alexander rode the cushion. In the closing stages, Bowman pulled away to win over Alexander, Mike Mayberry, Devin Kline and Chris Walraven. McKenna Haase, Stacey Alexander, Matthew Stelzer, Joe Simbro and Corey Kautz rounded out the top ten. Walraven set quick time for the 305’s, while Haase and Bowman won the heat races. Rookie Tyler Dollison lost a wheel and flipped hard into turn one in his heat race. He was uninjured.

“This is amazing!” said an excited Bowman in Victory Lane. “I have to thank my sponsors, my team and my Dad. What a night! It was fun. I hope the fans like it too!”

Join us next week for more Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series action on Town Crier Night! For more information on Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (7), 15.434; 2. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (21), 15.452; 3. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (17), 15.508; 4. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (8), 15.536; 5. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (15), 15.603; 6. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (1), 15.608; 7. 17W, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN (5), 15.620; 8. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (13), 15.693; 9. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (16), 15.713; 10. O9, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (25), 15.770; 11. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (4), 15.780; 12. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (10), 15.816; 13. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (20), 15.834; 14. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (26), 15.855; 15. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (6), 15.889; 16. 7, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (22), 15.912; 17. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (14), 15.962; 18. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 15.987; 19. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (24), 16.014; 20. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (27), 16.069; 21. 1B, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (2), 16.290; 22. 10, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (9), 16.402; 23. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (3), 16.648; 24. 07, Jacob Wilson, Crawfordsville, IN (12), 16.839; 25. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (11), 17.381; 26. 7T, Trent Stengl, Oslo, MN (19), 17.949; 27. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (23), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.7: 1. Dusty Zomer (2); 2. Brian Brown (5); 3. Bryan Clauson (4); 4. Justin Henderson (6); 5. Matt Juhl (3); 6. Dakota Hendrickson (8); 7. Bob Weuve (9); 8. Dustin Selvage (1); 9. Josh Schneiderman (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.5: 1. Bronson Maeschen (2); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 3. AJ Moeller (1); 4. Davey Heskin (5); 5. Danny Lasoski (6); 6. Austin McCarl (7); 7. Scott Bogucki (3); 8. Kevin Hetrick (8); 9. Trent Stengl (9)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.7: 1. Mark Dobmeier (2); 2. Brooke Tatnell (3); 3. Tasker Phillips (1); 4. Ian Madsen (6); 5. Craig Dollansky (4); 6. Tim Kaeding (5); 7. Jake Bubak (7); 8. Jacob Wilson (8) DNS – RJ Johnson

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Ian Madsen (4); 2. Brian Brown (3); 3. Tim Kaeding (1); 4. Bryan Clauson (7); 5. Danny Lasoski (5); 6. Davey Heskin (2); 7. Justin Henderson (6); 8. Craig Dollansky (9); 9. Dusty Zomer (12); 10. Mark Dobmeier (14); 11. Bronson Maeschen (13); 12. Brooke Tatnell (11); 13. Lynton Jeffrey (8); 14. Dustin Selvage (20); 15. Matt Juhl (10); 16. Tasker Phillips (16); 17. Scott Bogucki (19); 18. Austin McCarl (17); 19. Jake Bubak (22); 20. Dakota Hendrickson (18); 21. Bob Weuve (25); 22. Jacob Wilson (24); 23. Trent Stengl (26); 24. Kevin Hetrick (23); 25. AJ Moeller (15); 26. Josh Schneiderman (21) DNS – RJ Johnson. Lap Leaders: Heskin 1-10, Kaeding 11-12, I. Madsen 13-20. Hard-charger: Selvage.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (3), 16.181; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (23), 16.181; 3. 18M, Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. (20), 16.351; 4. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (5), 16.367; 5. 82, Dusty Zomer, Brandon, SD (13), 16.396; 6. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (15), 16.452; 7. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (7), 16.468; 8. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (26), 16.499; 9. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (16), 16.549; 10. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (9), 16.572; 11. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (12), 16.578; 12. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (14), 16.617; 13. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (17), 16.670; 14. 14, Randy Martin, California, MO (11), 16.709; 15. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.745; 16. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (27), 16.757; 17. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (2), 16.775; 18. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (19), 16.850; 19. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (1), 16.863; 20. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.877; 21. 33V, Mike Van Haaften, Otley, IA (22), 17.171; 22. 14J, Josh Riggins, Newton, IA (24), 17.210; 23. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (18), 17.301; 24. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (6), 17.345; 25. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (8), 17.472; 26. 15, James Sires, Rapid City, SD (25), 17.926; 27. 4X, Adam Speckman, Rapid City, SD (10), 18.799; 28. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (28), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Joe Beaver (2); 2. Justin Henderson (6); 3. Ryan Giles (1); 4. Ryan Roberts (4); 5. Nate Van Haaften (3); 6. Matt Moro (5) / 7. Josh Riggins (8); 8. Ricky Montgomery (7); 9. Rob Weuve (9)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.4: 1. Randy Martin (2); 2. Clint Garner (6); 3. Jamie Ball (4); 4. Dusty Zomer (5); 5. Tony Shilling (3); 6. Tom Lenz (1) / 7. Cody Ledger (8); 8. Alan Zoutte (7); 9. James Sires (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:01.1: 1. Lee Grosz (1); 2. Calvin Landis (2); 3. Ian Madsen (6); 4. Jon Agan (5); 5. Kade Higday (4); 6. Mike Van Haaften (7) / 7. Sawyer Phillips (3); 8. John Anderson (8); 9. Adam Speckman (9)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 2:22.5: 1. Ricky Montgomery (2); 2. Sawyer Phillips (1); 3. Josh Riggins (4); 4. Alan Zoutte (3); 5. John Anderson (6); 6. James Sires (8) / 7. Adam Speckman (9); 8. Rob Weuve (7) DNS – Cody Ledger

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:22.4: 1. Dusty Zomer (2); 2. Clint Garner (5); 3. Ian Madsen (4); 4. Justin Henderson (6); 5. Matt Moro (3); 6. Nate Van Haaften (10); 7. Tony Shilling (11); 8. Jon Agan (1); 9. Jamie Ball (8); 10. Joe Beaver (13); 11. Kade Higday (9); 12. Ryan Giles (16); 13. Lee Grosz (18); 14. Calvin Landis (15); 15. Ricky Montgomery (19); 16. Sawyer Phillips (12); 17. Josh Riggins (21); 18. Mike Van Haaften (20); 19. Tom Lenz (17); 20. James Sires (23); 21. Alan Zoutte (22); 22. Ryan Roberts (7); 23. Randy Martin (14) DNS – John Anderson. Lap Leader: Zomer 1-18. Hard-charger: Grosz.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.215; 2. 5J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (13), 17.304; 3. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (17), 17.369; 4. 51, Corey Kautz, Urbandale, IA (14), 17.378; 5. O, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (7), 17.467; 6. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (5), 17.490; 7. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (1), 17.506; 8. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (15), 17.521; 9. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (2), 17.710; 10. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (6), 17.730; 11. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (9), 17.810; 12. 33, Trevor Smith, Sanborn, IA (18), 17.849; 13. 92C, Cody Ambers, Knoxville, IA (8), 17.889; 14. 71, Cliff Jones, Pleasant Hill, IA (3), 17.895; 15. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (12), 18.311; 16. 3D, Tyler Dollison, Milo, IA (19), 18.616; 17. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (16), 18.931; 18. 12, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (11), 18.953; DQ (Scales) - 8J, AJ Johnson, Oskaloosa, IA (4)

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. McKenna Haase (1); 2. Mitchell Alexander (3); 3. Brad Comegys (2); 4. Chris Walraven (6); 5. Mike Mayberry (4); 6. Stacey Alexander (8); 7. Matthew Stelzer (5); 8. AJ Johnson (10); 9. Cody Ambers (7); 10. Dan Henning (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Christian Bowman (3); 2. Trevor Smith (1); 3. Devin Kline (6); 4. Joe Simbro (2); 5. Corey Kautz (5); 6. Cliff Jones (7); 7. Tyler Glass (9); 8. Chase Wanner (4); 9. Tyler Dollison (8)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Christian Bowman (1); 2. Mitchell Alexander (2); 3. Mike Mayberry (3); 4. Devin Kline (5); 5. Chris Walraven (6); 6. McKenna Haase (9); 7. Stacey Alexander (12); 8. Matthew Stelzer (13); 9. Joe Simbro (8); 10. Corey Kautz (4); 11. Cliff Jones (11); 12. Dan Henning (16); 13. Tyler Glass (17); 14. AJ Johnson (18); 15. Brad Comegys (7); 16. Trevor Smith (10); 17. Cody Ambers (15) DNS – Chase Wanner, Tyler Dollison. Lap Leaders: M. Alexander 1, Bowman 2-15. Hard-charger: S. Alexander.

 

 

OpenWheel101.com coming in May!

(Bill W) April 21, 2016 – I’m excited to announce the launching of a new website, Open Wheel 101. The launch is planned for May. The website will be unique in many ways, and hopefully, will offer hours of both entertainment and resource purposes for all fans of open wheel racing!

Above everything, I’m an open wheel fan. I have compiled a lot of stuff over the last twenty years as a freelance journalist in the sport…columns, stories, race reports, results, audio interviews, etc.! A number of people have been pushing me towards starting a website so fans could access these resources. This spring, Brian Brown finally convinced me for good, and I’m going for it with the help of Kyle McCullough at www.IowaWebGuy.com!

Three things were really important for me in building this site: 1. The site will be FREE for everyone (I will need sponsors); 2. Fan contributions from race events will be a big part of the site; 3. The content will be unique and frequently updated.

I’ve already spent hours upon hours loading content on this site, but I’ve only scratched the surface, so even though the site is going to be released soon, it will perpetually be in a state of update with both current material and material from the past!

Contents of the site will include…

“From the Stands”

Everything started for me contributing my results and opinions from the stands, and this section is dedicated to fan contributions from the racetrack. It will focus on not only results but fan experiences from across the country, and hopefully, around the world! If you’re interested in being a contributor, drop me an e-mail (sprntcar@hotmail.com)! We’re looking for contributors from anywhere the dirt flies, and we hope to cover the open wheel world!

Interviews

Included will be interviews from both the present and the past featuring participants in open wheel racing. Kris Krohn, Knoxville Raceway videographer, and I plan on doing a number of interviews, but there will also be some audio interviews from both the past and present as well. We will be focusing on in depth interviews focusing on some of the unique personalities found in open wheel racing.

Columns

In addition to my columns, look for contributions from Knoxville Raceway Hall of Famer Bob Wilson, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, driver blogs and more in this section!

Bill W Media News and Stories

Stories, Press Releases and News from Bill W Media. Count on weekly driver news from Terry McCarl, Brian Brown, Wayne Johnson, Brady Bacon, Bryan Clauson, Mark Dobmeier, Brad Loyet, Jerrod Hull, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Kaley Gharst, Brandon Wimmer, Josh Schneiderman, TKS Motorsports, Jimmy Davies Racing and more!

Tags

If you’re looking articles for a particular driver, sanction, track, year or event, you’ll like the “Tags” we have set up. Simply choose the items you’re looking for and the site will access them for you!

Hopefully, you’ll enjoy OpenWheel101.com as much as I have putting it together! If you’re interested in being a contributor or sponsor, drop me a line at sprntcar@hotmail.com today!

About Me

My name is Bill Wright, and I’ve been an open wheel fan my entire life. A little over twenty years ago, I began lending my results and stories as a fan in the stands at Knoxville Raceway to various message boards, Allan Holland asked me to be his first correspondent at a little website known as Hoseheads.com.

Things slowly progressed from there and I’ve been blessed to write for many publications including FlatOut Magazine, National Speed Sport News, Dirt Digest and countless others! About ten years ago, Terry McCarl suggested I start doing public relations for his race team. That has resulted in being a correspondent for around two dozen open wheel teams over the years spanning just about every sanctioning body from coast to coast and Australia.

In the early 2000’s, I had the chance to broadcast races locally at Knoxville on KNIA/KRLS, occasionally on the Sprint Car Network (SCN) and finally with my buddy, “Hot Rod” Pattison on the American Dirt Network (ADN) and Hosehead’s Radio. I’ve also had a chance to announce for a number of sanctions including the Sprint Invaders, MOWA, IRA, ASCS, NSL and at a number of venues across the country.

I’ve also been working for Knoxville Raceway for around fifteen years now in various capacities, and it is a blessing to be a small part of what goes on at my home track. One of the big things I wanted to do when taking over for Track Historian and Hall of Famer Bob Wilson several years back was to get as many results as I could on the track’s website. Currently we’ve got results for Knoxville all the way back into the 1970’s and we’re still working backwards. The history section there is extensive and the big thanks goes to Bob’s passion. He saved a lot of the history we have at Knoxville from others who didn’t care if it ended up in the dumpster. It’s a lot of fun going back through that history and transcribing it for all to enjoy.

Hopefully, you find www.OpenWheel101.com useful and entertaining, and stay tuned for more news related to the site, as well as its launch date coming in May!

 

 

Danny Lasoski Notches #107 in Thrilling Knoxville Opener!

Clauson wins First in 360s, Walraven Becomes Fifth Driver to Win in All Three Classes

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, April 16, 2016 – A beautiful spring Iowa evening welcomed the 2016 sprint car season at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday! Pella Motors Night saw action from beginning to end. At the conclusion of the night, Dover, Missouri’s Danny Lasoski was atop the podium in the 410 class. It was the “Dude’s” 107th career feature win at Knoxville aboard the Muddy.com #2, and the seventh time he has graced Victory Lane on opening night at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World”. Bryan Clauson registered his first career 360 sprint feature at Knoxville after winning Friday night without the wing in USAC competition in Bloomington, Indiana. Chris Walraven made some history of his own in the 305 class. He joined Clint Garner, Bronson Maeschen, Randy Smith and Tim St. Arnold as the only drivers to win in the 410, 360 and 305 classes.

The “Missing Man” formation honoring Bob Trostle, Lenard McCarl and others we’ve lost during the offseason preceded the main event. Before a lap could be completed, a jump by Ian Madsen triggered a chain reaction that saw Mike Reinke, Dustin Selvage and Dakota Hendrickson head to the work area. When the green flag fell again, it was Bryan Clauson leading Danny Lasoski and Davey Heskin early in the 20-lapper.

Austin McCarl was blowing heavy smoke and came to a stop in turn two with four laps complete. The oil leak was remedied and he returned to the fray. Clauson led Lasoski, Heskin, Wayne Johnson and Kerry Madsen back to green. Lasoski took advantage, using his patented low groove to gain the point. Meanwhile, Johnson shot by Heskin into third.

On lap nine, Kerry Madsen asserted himself, moving by Heskin and Johnson into third. Four laps later, Bronson Maeschen got over the treacherous turn three cushion, smacked the wall and retired. Mark Dobmeier spun to avoid the incident. The final restart saw Lasoski pull away, but there was plenty of action behind he and the second place car of Clauson.

Heskin, who restarted sixth, shot by Brian Brown and Johnson into fourth. He would pick off Madsen for third on lap seventeen, while Brown followed him into fourth a lap later. Brown and Heskin would battle to the checkers, with Brown earning the show position on the white flag lap. Lasoski, Clauson, Brown and Heskin were followed by Kerry Madsen, Wayne Johnson, hard-charger Tasker Phillips, Sammy Swindell, Tim Kaeding and Brooke Tatnell.

Kerry Madsen set quick time of the night, while Ian Madsen, Brown and Kaeding won heat races. Phillips won the B. Rookie Jake Bubak took a hard tumble in turn two during his heat race, but was uninjured.

“Thanks to everyone for coming out,” said Lasoski in Victory Lane. “This is the best opening night crowd I’ve seen in a long time. We really appreciate it. This race is for my beautiful mother-in-law in Florida. They are having a party for her. Wish I could be there, but glad they could watch me on TV. This is home for us. We just love coming here. This is our second home, and every race here is good practice for August.”

Clint Garner led the 18-lap 360 feature, shooting by Matt Moro on the first lap. Moro returned the favor the next couple of laps in an exciting battle. Garner gained the lead gain on lap four, while Clauson was moving into the top five after starting tenth. On lap six, Josh Baughman moved by Moro for second, but Clauson was on the move, shooting under both drivers on the next go-around to take over the runner-up spot.

With seven laps recorded, Kade Higday jumped the turn one cushion and turned over, bringing out the red flag. He was uninjured. The restart saw Garner pace Clauson, Baughman, Moro and Ryan Giles. Clauson stalked Garner for five more laps, taking the Matt Wood Racing #17w to the cushion. He would make his winning move on lap twelve, just before Brandon Hanks came to rest in turn two.

Clauson would not be denied the final six laps, winning over Garner, Baughman, Moro and Jamie Ball. Ryan Roberts, Matt Covington, Seth Bergman, Justin Henderson and Blake Hahn rounded out the top ten. Garner set quick time over the 33-car field and won his heat race. Randy Martin, Nate Van Haaften and Chris Martin won heats, while Hahn claimed the B main.

“I felt like when we got to clean air, I was good on the top,” said Clauson afterwards. “I was trying to mix it up a little bit. That way if he was right there with me I could keep him guessing. We spent all last year trying to get good in these things, and these guys work their butts off and make me look like I know what I’m doing out here. It’s pretty special to get a win here at Knoxville.”

Chris Walraven led all 15 laps of the 305 main event. Early it was McKenna Haase and Brad Comegys who gave chase. Devin Kline worked his way into the top three by lap five and passed Haase for second with two laps to go.

On the white flag lap, it looked like Kline had a shot at the leader in lapped traffic, but the caution came out for a stopped Mike Mayberry, setting up a green, white, checker finish. While Walraven pulled away to claim his win, Haase surged back by Kline to finish second. Christian Bowman was fourth ahead of Trevor Smith. Hard-charger Matthew Stelzer, Mitchell Alexander, Corey Kautz, Mike Houseman Jr. and Joe Simbro rounded out the top ten. Kline set quick time, while Alexander, Billy Bell and Walraven took heat races.

“This makes the long winter in Iowa worth it when you can win the season opener,” said Walraven. “This is awesome! I was in some serious lapped traffic for five or six laps there at the end. I kind of wanted to see the yellow. I thought I saw Devin poke his nose in there. When the yellow came out, I felt pretty good.”

Join us next week for week #2 of the Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series! The first 300 fans will receive free trees courtesy of the Arbor Day Foundation! For more information on Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 29, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (22), 15.786; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (21), 15.791; 3. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (30), 15.922; 4. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (14), 15.962; 5. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (26), 15.966; 6. 17W, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN (13), 15.983; 7. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK (10), 16.056; 8. 1S, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (8), 16.111; 9. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (27), 16.126; 10. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (23), 16.137; 11. O9, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (4), 16.190; 12. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (25), 16.199; 13. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (2), 16.254; 14. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (24), 16.282; 15. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (3), 16.289; 16. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (12), 16.344; 17. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (28), 16.347; 18. 7, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (7), 16.356; 19. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (15), 16.382; 20. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (31), 16.411; 21. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (1), 16.486; 22. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (29), 16.535; 23. 45X, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (17), 16.551; 24. 1B, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (9), 16.595; 25. 10, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (11), 16.617; 26. O2, Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI (18), 16.951; 27. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (5), 17.212; 28. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (16), 17.400; 29. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (6), 17.612; 30. 7T, Trent Stengl, Oslo, MN (20), 20.201; 31. 47, Brant O'Banion, Norfolk, NE (19), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Ian Madsen (2); 2. Kerry Madsen (6); 3. Wayne Johnson (4); 4. AJ Moeller (1); 5. Austin McCarl (8); 6. Bronson Maeschen (3) / 7. Dakota Hendrickson (7); 8. Scott Bogucki (9); 9. RJ Johnson (5) DNS – Justin Henderson, Brant O’Banion

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:22.9: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Mark Dobmeier (1); 3. Sammy Swindell (4); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (2); 5. Davey Heskin (5); 6. Matt Juhl (3) / 7. Johnny Herrera (8); 8. Tasker Phillips (7); 9. Mike Reinke (9); 10. Kevin Hetrick (10)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.4: 1. Tim Kaeding (2); 2. Brooke Tatnell (4); 3. Craig Dollansky (3); 4. Danny Lasoski (6); 5. Dustin Selvage (1); 6. Bryan Clauson (5) / 7. Josh Schneiderman (7); 8. Bob Weuve (9); 9. Jake Bubak (8); 10. Trent Stengl (10)

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:08.3: 1. Tasker Phillips (2); 2. Johnny Herrera (4); 3. Josh Schneiderman (1); 4. Mike Reinke (3); 5. Dakota Hendrickson (6); 6. Bob Weuve (5) / 7. Trent Stengl (7); 8. Kevin Hetrick (8) DNS – RJ Johnson, Jake Bubak, Scott Bogucki, Brant O’Banion, Justin Henderson

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Danny Lasoski (4); 2. Bryan Clauson (2); 3. Brian Brown (5); 4. Davey Heskin (3); 5. Kerry Madsen (6); 6. Wayne Johnson (1); 7. Tasker Phillips (18); 8. Sammy Swindell (7); 9. Tim Kaeding (14); 10. Brooke Tatnell (8); 11. Johnny Herrera (20); 12. Ian Madsen (12); 13. Austin McCarl (19); 14. Dustin Selvage (17); 15. Matt Juhl (10); 16. Mark Dobmeier (16); 17. Josh Schneiderman (21); 18. AJ Moeller (15); 19. Bob Weuve (24); 20. Craig Dollansky (11); 21. Mike Reinke (22); 22. Bronson Maeschen (9); 23. Lynton Jeffrey (13); 24. Dakota Hendrickson (23). Lap Leaders: Clauson 1-4, Lasoski 5-20. Hard-charger: Phillips.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (2), 16.714; 2. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (26), 16.912; 3. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (16), 16.958; 4. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (11), 16.977; 5. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (5), 17.043; 6. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (10), 17.061; 7. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (13), 17.107; 8. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (20), 17.138; 9. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (3), 17.170; 10. 17W, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN (32), 17.179; 11. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (7), 17.184; 12. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (4), 17.185; 13. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (29), 17.227; 14. 84, Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN (21), 17.250; 15. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (8), 17.254; 16. 23, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (22), 17.263; 17. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (25), 17.337; 18. 14, Randy Martin, California, MO (12), 17.395; 19. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (30), 17.401; 20. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (9), 17.442; 21. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (15), 17.445; 22. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (14), 17.485; 23. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (33), 17.487; 24. 86, Tyler Thomas, Collinsville, OK (6), 17.604; 25. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (24), 17.719; 26. 33V, Mike Van Haaften, Otley, IA (27), 17.909; 27. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (17), 18.170; 28. 14J, Josh Riggins, Newton, IA (1), 18.272; 29. 15, James Sires, Rapid City, SD (23), 20.137; 30. 47, Brant O’Banion, Norfolk, NE (18), NT; 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (19), NT; 31. 4X, Adam Speckman, Rapid City, SD (28), NT; 32. DQ (Tire) - 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (31), 19.132.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:06.6: 1. Clint Garner (6); 2. Jon Agan (4); 3. Joe Beaver (3); 4. Matt Moro (5); 5. Sawyer Phillips (2) / 6. Ricky Montgomery (7); 7. James Sires (8); 8. Chris Morgan (1) DNS – Brant O’Banion

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:05.7: 1. Randy Martin (2); 2. Bryan Clauson (4); 3. Justin Henderson (6); 4. Josh Baughman (5); 5. Brandon Hanks (3) / 6. Tom Lenz (1) DNS – Mike Van Haaften, Rob Weuve

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Nate Van Haaften (3); 2. Tony Shilling (1); 3. Kade Higday (2); 4. Jamie Ball (6); 5. Ryan Roberts (5) / 6. Blake Hahn (4); 7. Alan Zoutte (7); 8. Adam Speckman (8)

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 2:07.1: 1. Chris Martin (2); 2. Seth Bergman (3); 3. Matt Covington (4); 4. Ryan Giles (6); 5. Tyler Thomas (1) / 6. Calvin Landis (5); 7. Josh Riggins (7); 8. John Anderson (8)

B main (started), 8 Laps, 2:30.8: 1. Blake Hahn (2); 2. Calvin Landis (1); 3. Chris Morgan (3); 4. Josh Riggins (7) / 5. John Anderson (8); 6. James Sires (6); 7. Ricky Montgomery (5); 8. Adam Speckman (9); 9. Alan Zoutte (4) DNS – Brant O’Banion, Mike Van Haaften, Rob Weuve, Tom Lenz

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Bryan Clauson (10); 2. Clint Garner (6); 3. Josh Baughman (1); 4. Matt Moro (2); 5. Jamie Ball (4); 6. Ryan Roberts (7); 7. Matt Covington (12); 8. Seth Bergman (16); 9. Justin Henderson (5); 10. Blake Hahn (11); 11. Ryan Giles (3); 12. Jon Agan (8); 13. Joe Beaver (13); 14. Tony Shilling (21); 15. Nate Van Haaften (15); 16. Tyler Thomas (22); 17. Calvin Landis (9); 18. Chris Martin (20); 19. Chris Morgan (23); 20. Sawyer Phillips (17); 21. Brandon Hanks (14); 22. Randy Martin (18); 23. Josh Riggins (24); 24. Kade Higday (19). Lap Leaders: Garner 1, Moro 2-3, Garner 4-11, Clauson 12-18. Hard-charger: Clauson.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying), 4 laps: 1. 5J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (4), 17.579; 2. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (1), 17.799; 3. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (8), 17.969; 4. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (11), 18.187; 5. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (6), 18.232; 6. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (14), 18.321; 7. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (19), 18.336; 8. 51, Corey Kautz, Urbandale, IA (15), 18.350; 9. 33, Trevor Smith, Sanborn, IA (21), 18.549; 10. O2S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (22), 18.568; 11. O, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (17), 18.583; 12. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (23), 18.606; 13. 8J, AJ Johnson, Oskaloosa, IA (9), 18.683; 14. 17, Billy Bell, Colfax, IA (20), 18.849; 15. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (12), 19.018; 16. 92C, Cody Ambers, Knoxville, IA (10), 19.093; 17. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (18), 19.784; 18. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (2), 20.114; 19. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (5), NT; 20. 71, Cliff Jones, Pleasant Hill, IA (3), NT; DQ (Tire) - 4L, Mike Houseman Jr., Des Moines, IA (16), 18.595; DQ (Tire) - 12, Tyler Glass, Cedar Rapids, IA (13), 20.428; 23. DQ (Tire) - 3D, Tyler Dollison, Milo, IA (7), 20.802.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Mitchell Alexander (2); 2. Devin Kline (4); 3. McKenna Haase (5); 4. Cody Ambers (1); 5. Matthew Stelzer (7); 6. Josh Jones (3) DQ (Tire) - Tyler Glass (6) DNS – AJ Johnson

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:59.7: 1. Billy Bell (2); 2. Joe Simbro (1); 3. Mike Mayberry (3); 4. Christian Bowman (6); 5. Brad Comegys (5); 6. Corey Kautz (4) 7. Cliff Jones (7); 8. Tyler Dollison (8)

Heat three (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.7: 1. Chris Walraven (3); 2. Chase Wanner (6); 3. Trevor Smith (4); 4. Jeff Wilke (2); 5. Mike Houseman Jr. (5); 6. Dan Henning (1) DNS – Stacey Alexander

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Chris Walraven (1); 2. McKenna Haase (3); 3. Devin Kline (6); 4. Christian Bowman (5); 5. Trevor Smith (9); 6. Matthew Stelzer (14); 7. Mitchell Alexander (7); 8. Corey Kautz (8); 9. Mike Houseman Jr. (17); 10. Joe Simbro (12); 11. Cliff Jones (18); 12. Mike Mayberry (10); 13. Tyler Glass (16); 14. Billy Bell (11); 15. Tyler Dollison (19); 16. Brad Comegys (2); 17. Cody Ambers (13); 18. Chase Wanner (4); 19. Dan Henning (15) DNS – Jeff Wilke, Stacey Alexander, Josh Jones, AJ Johnson. Lap Leader: Walraven 1-15. Hard-charger: Stelzer.

 

 

Knoxville Practice Night Sees 27 Sprinters

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, April 9, 2016 – Twenty-seven cars representing all three sprint car classes practiced Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. Chilly temps and a stiff wind didn’t slow down the contingent of drivers. Five 410’s, eight 360’s and fourteen 305’s were on hand. A mix of rookies and veterans took their laps on the famous half-mile in anticipation of the season opener next Saturday, April 16.

Newcomers included Jake Bubak in the 410 class. The son of former World of Outlaws regular, Rich Bubak intends on looked smooth in his first 410 outing on the speedway in the Lucas Oil #1B. Jake was joined in 410 practice by Craig Dollansky, Dakota Hendrickson (now in the VanderEcken #10), AJ Moeller and Dustin Selvage. Dollansky was the fastest clocked at 15.3 seconds.

Rob Weuve was the lone rookie in the 360 class. The son of veteran Bob Weuve was joined by veterans Jon Agan, John Anderson, Jamie Ball, Joe Beaver, Calvin Landis, Matt Moro and Tony Shilling. Moro clocked in at 15.905.

AJ Johnson, a former modified driver, competed a few times in the midgets in Illinois last season. He caught the open wheel bug and is ready to take on the 305 class at Knoxville in his #8J. After only competing one night in 2015, Dan Henning returns aboard his #41H. He credits Jeff Woodruff for pointing him in the right direction, and is hoping this year goes and lot different for him. Joining AJ and Dan in the 305’s on Saturday night were Mitchell Alexander, Cody Ambers, Christian Bowman, Brad Comegys, Mike Dapra, McKenna Haase, Josh Jones, Corey Kautz, Devin Kline, Lee Patterson, Trevor Smith and Chris Walraven. Walraven was fastest at 17.600.

Join us next Saturday night, April 16 for the Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series season opener and Pella Motors Night. For more information on the Knoxville Raceway, visit us online at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

 

 

4/2/16

Randolph County Raceway

Moberly, MO

NSL 360’s

23 cars

Breezy and cold conditions didn’t damper the spirit of fans who wanted to get the racing season underway on the high banks in central Missouri. It was a lower car count for a number of reasons. ASCS prohibited national drivers from participating. A couple local drivers I talked to in the pits said they didn’t bring their cars out due to weather or just not being ready yet. The higher car count last weekend in Wichita may also have been a result of the two-night format opposed to tonight’s one-night show. Nonetheless, it was a solid field on hand shooting for the $7,500 and Dave and Janelle Claypoole did a great job of promoting as has become the norm at RCR.

Heat one (started): 1. Tyler Thomas 86 (2) 2. Jeremy Campbell 10c (5) 3. John Schulz 99 (4) 4. Derek Hagar 9JR (8) 5. Jay Russell 76 (1) 6. Jamie Ball 5J (7) 7. Joe Beaver 53 (3) 8. Chris Morgan 81a (6)

Thomas led the 8-lapper early over Campbell and Schulz. Campbell and Schulz swapped the runner-up spot for a few laps before Campbell took command. Hagar was up to fifth by lap two. On lap five, Beaver brushed the turn two wall, slowing his progress. A lap later, Hagar nailed down fourth with a pass of Russell.

Heat two (started): 1. Brian Brown 21 (1) 2. Jonathan Cornell 28 (2) 3. Mitchell Moore 51 (3) 4. Anthony Nicholson 16 (6) 5. Ian Madsen 18 (7) 6. Zach Chappell 75K (4) 7. Jake Greider 20G (8) 8. Bryan Clauson 17w (5)

Brown crowded Cornell on the start and took the lead. Moore shot by into second, but Cornell regained the spot on lap two. Clauson surged into third, passing Moore on lap three. Two laps later, his motor expired, and he pulled to the infield. Madsen was running third on the white flag lap, but slowed, apparently thinking the checkers had flown. He lost two spots.

Heat three (started): 1. Danny Lasoski 33 (2) 2. Sammy Swindell 3 (4) 3. Jordon Mallett 14 (3) 4. Chris Martin 44 (5) 5. Tyler Blank 75 (6) 6. JR Topper 92J (7) 7. Brock Elliott 75E (1)

Lasoski got the jump, as Sammy and Mallett settled into second and third. The lead pair left the rest behind, while Mallett and Martin traded the third spot.

Qualifier one (started): 1. Brown (4) 2. Lasoski (5) 3. Cornell (3) 4. Nicholson (2) 5. Chappell (10) 6. Clauson (12) 7. Madsen (7) 8. Ball (8) 9. Mallett (1) 10. Russell (9) 11. Elliott (11) 12. Campbell (6)

With the high point drivers in the heats starting sixth, after two tries to go green failed, Cornell led this one from row two early over Mallett and Nicholson. Brown used the high line in one and two to shoot by Nicholson into third on lap three of the 10-lapper. With three in the books, Madsen came to a stop on the frontstretch. The restart saw Cornell leading Mallett, Brown, Nicholson and Lasoski. Brown surged into second on the restart and took the lead from Cornell on lap six. Lasoski charged by Nicholson and Mallett to take third on the same circuit. Disaster struck for both Mallett and Campbell on the last lap. Mallett shredded a right rear and faded to ninth, while Campbell lost his right front wheel, which went careening over the turn three wall.

Qualifier two (started): 1. Swindell (5) 2. Moore (2) 3. Martin (1) 4. Hagar (4) 5. Schulz (3) 6. Blank (7) 7. Greider (9) 8. Thomas (6) 9. Morgan (11) 10. Beaver (10) 11. Topper (8)

Moore led Martin and Hagar early in the going. The track yielded to rubber, especially on the bottom of three and four. Swindell used it to sneak by Hagar for third on lap six. He picked off Martin a lap later, and then passed Moore for the lead on lap eight. It was enough to earn high points for the night and a pole position for the feature.

A main (started): 1. Swindell (1) 2. Lasoski (3) 3. Hagar (6) 4. Brown (2) 5. Cornell (4) 6. Madsen (14) 7. Martin (7) 8. Clauson (13) 9. Nicholson (8) 10. Schulz (9) 11. Thomas (11) 12. Greider (15) 13. Moore (5) 14. Beaver (22) 15. Campbell (16) 16. Chappell (10) 17. Blank (12) 18. Elliott (23) 19. Topper (21) 20. Mallett (18) 21. Ball (17) 22. Morgan (19) 23. Russell (20)

With the track submitting to a full day of heavy winds and sun, rubber-down conditions were in store for the 30-lapper. The race to turn one would be critical. Swindell had the line from the pole, driving AG Rains #3. Brown tried a higher line on the banks to try to gain momentum ahead of Lasoski. Both cars chasing Swindell searched several lines the next few laps as the leader reeled in lapped traffic. The search cost Lasoski third when Cornell shot under him in the rubber on lap seven. Ten laps or so later, Lasoski returned the favor in lapped traffic. When Brown was trying to lap Ball, Lasoski shot under him as well, grabbing second. With three laps to go, Hagar completed a steady race, getting under Brown for fourth. The win paid Sammy $7,500. Madsen moved up eight spots from 14th to sixth, as did Beaver (22nd to 14th).

 

 

Champions Crowned at 2015 Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup Series Banquet!

(Bill W) November 21, 2015 – Nearly $300,000 in cash and contingencies were handed out Saturday night, November 21 at the 2015 Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup Series Banquet! The event, held at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa played host to 700 attendees.

The contingency package was headlined by a giveaway of eight 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 2015 Knoxville point eligible drivers next season for wherever they may race. The KRCO will also provide each driver a $600 gift certificate to Simpson Racing Products.

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 2016 season and beyond.

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

The “Jr. Fan Club Drivers of the Year” were announced. Davey Heskin (410), Joe Beaver (360) and McKenna Haase (305) won in each class. Beaver and Haase won their awards for the second year in a row. Young fans, Marquis Bone and Calli Landis were honored as the “Jr. Fan Club Members of the Year”.

Mike Roberts presented the “Fan of the Year Award” to long-time Knoxville Raceway supporters Bruce and Kay Wood.

“Owner of the Year” Awards went out to the Shelton Painting #71c (305), the Van Haaften Motorsports #3 (360) and the Big Game Motorsports #2 (410). “Team of the Year” Awards went to the Shelton Painting #71c (305), the Goodno Promotion #22 (360) and the BDS Motorsports #1 (410).

Bob Baker, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Executive Director, presented the “Heritage Award” to longtime sprint car contributors Alan and Jo Ver Steeg. Alan has served on the Marion County Fair Board for many years.

The "Lyle Boyd Hard Charger Award" awards the drivers who passed the most cars in A main events this season. Stacey Alexander received the award in the 305 class, with Joe Beaver (360), and Dusty Zomer (410) receiving the award in their respective classes.

Lynton Jeffrey was named the “Sportsman of the Year” in the 410 class, while Calvin Landis picked up the honor in the 360 class. Rookie, Trevor Smith, won the award in the 305 class. Christian Bowman (305), Ryan Grimes (360), and Tim Kaedings (410) were named “Rookie of the Year” in their respective classes.

The big hardware went out last to the top five drivers and owners in the point standings. In the 305 class, Brad Comegys (5th), McKenna Haase (4th), Christian Bowman (3rd), Devin Kline (2nd) and Stacey Alexander (champion) were honored in the driver category, while the D&D Motorsports #76 (5th), the Team Haase Racing #55M (4th), the Christian Bowman #15 (3rd), the White Lightning Motorsports #5J (2nd), and the Shelton Painting #71c (champion) received their owner awards.

In the 360 class, Tony Shilling (5th), Matt Moro (4th), Joe Beaver (3rd), Nate Van Haaften (2nd) and Clint Garner (champion) were honored in the driver category, while the Matt Moro #2m (5th), the Beaver Motorsports #53 (4th), the Van Haaften Racing #3 (3rd), the Boyd & Glenda Fluth #40 (2nd), and the BDS Motorsports #1 (champion) received owner awards.

In the 410 class, Brian Brown (5th), Ian Madsen (4th), Terry McCarl (3rd), Justin Henderson (2nd) and Danny Lasoski (champion) were drivers honored, while owner awards went to the Brian Brown Racing #21 (5th), the KCP Racing #18 (4th), the TMAC Motorsports #24 (3rd), the BDS Motorsports #1 (2nd) and the Big Game Motorsports #2 (champion).

Contingencies were handed out as a finale, and for the fourth year in a row, were done by draw in front of the banquet crowd of around 600. Chassis winners included Mike Mayberry (GF1) in the 305 class, Mastell Motorsports #27 (Eagle) and Mike Houseman Jr. (J&J) in the 360 class, and BDS Motorsports #1 (Eagle), Larry Ball Jr. (Maxim), Tasker Phillips (Maxim), Josh Schneiderman (J&J) and Lynton Jeffrey (GF1) in the 410 class.

Contingency Winners by Draw (presented to owners)…

305 Class:

GF1 Chassis: Matthew Stelzer

Vortex Wing: Trevor Smith, Don Dawson III, McKenna Haase, Chris Walraven, Mitchell Alexander, Christian Bowman, Jeff Wilke, Mike Mayberry, Tanner Edwards

HRP Wing: Rob Weuve, Stacey Alexander, Devin Kline, Kevin Hiemstra, Brad Comegys

Winters Front End Kit: Lee Patterson, Josh Jones

FSR Radiator and Schoenfeld Headers: Cody Ambers

VSE Shock Set: Kevin Hetrick

360 Class:

GF1 Chassis: Jamie Ball

Eagle Chassis: Matt Moro

Vortex Wing: Tom Lenz, Jon Agan, Justin Henderson, Alan Zoutte

Winters Front End Kit: Clint Garner, Russ Hall, Tony Shilling, Keoni Texeira

Kinser Fuel Pump and FSR Radiator: Sawyer Phillips

VSE Shock Set: Nate Van Haaften, Ricky Montgomery, John Anderson

Waterman Fuel Pump and Schoenfeld Headers: Joe Beaver

Winters Rear End: Ryan Grimes

410 Class:

Eagle Chassis: Tasker Phillips

Maxim Chassis: Bob Weuve

J&J Chassis: Davey Heskin

J&J Chassis: Ian Madsen

Maxim Chassis: TKS Motorsports #2KS

Winters Rear End: Bruce Williams #7R, Dustin Selvage, Bronson Maeschen, Josh Schneiderman, Lynton Jeffrey

Ti64 Bolt Kit: Justin Henderson, Dusty Zomer, Dakota Hendrickson

Kinser Fuel Pump and BMRS Line Kit: Chris Martin

Gen2 KSE Power Steering Gear: Brooke Tatnell, RJ Johnson

Set of All Pro Cylinder Heads: AJ Moeller

Weld Wheel Set: Terry McCarl

BMRS Line Kit and FSR Radiator: Danny Lasoski

Waterman Fuel Pump and BMRS Line Kit: Austin McCarl

 

 

 

 

10/29/15

I-30 Speedway

Little Rock, AR

67 cars

A main (started): 1. Aaron Reutzel 87 (13) 2. Jac Haudenschild 34DD (12) 3. Blake Hahn 52 (2) 4. Wayne Johnson 77x (1) 5. Tim Crawley 88 (8) 6. Kevin Ramey 1A (16) 7. Zach Pringle 8z (5) 8. AG Rains 3 (7) 9. Fred Mattox 26M (15) 10. Steven Russell 91 (14) 11. Jason Johnson 41 (22) 12. Glenn Styres 0 (18) 13. Jordon Mallett 14m (21) 14. Harli White 17w (24) 15. Derek Hagar 9JR (17) 16. Tim Shaffer 6s (11) 17. Kyle Bellm 14K (9) 18. Travis Rilat 29 (23) 19. Dustin Gates 17T (20) 20. Shane Stewart 88m (4) 21. Howard Moore 40 (19) 22. Seth Bergman 23 (3) 23. Joe B. Miller 51B (10) 24. Brandon Hanks 84 (6)

Eight heats with passing points, followed by five Qualifiers with the same, followed by four B mains preceded the 25-lap feature. Hurricane Patricia left plenty of moisture in the track, resulting in a heavy, rutty surface that saw ten flip victims by the end of the night.

Before a lap could be completed in the feature, Hanks went skyward in turn two. He was uninjured. W. Johnson led early in the going over Hahn. Stewart and Bergman battled for third, before Bergman took control of that spot. On lap eight, W. Johnson slammed the brakes when White slowed and Hahn took the lead as a lap got in before the caution was thrown for White. Hahn led the restart, ahead of W. Johnson, J. Haudenschild, Reutzel and Z. Pringle. A lap later, J. Haudenschild would hit a treacherous high side to circle around W. Johnson. Reutzel would follow into third a lap later. On lap 13, Haud would shoot under Hahn for the lead. Three laps later, Reutzel would move into second. On lap 19, Bellm and Russell would come to a stop, bringing the caution. Haud led Reutzel, Hahn, W. Johnson and Z. Pringle on the restart. A lap after the restart, Reutzel would shoot by Haud for the lead. As the leaders came to the white flag, Hagar would flip hard in three and four. The two lap Dash saw Reutzel hold the lead for $3,000. Reutzel and Haud locked them into the $15,000 feature being held next spring.

 

 

 

10/17/15

Lawrenceburg Speedway

Lawrenceburg, IN

Fall Nationals

USAC

34 cars

CJ Leary (12th car out to time) set quick time on the 3/8-mile high-banked oval at 13.898 seconds earning himself $1,100, thanks to the Lawrenceburg Rescue team. Tony DiMattia (3rd car out) was second quick, ahead of Kyle Robbins (27th), Dave Darland (21st), Kyle Cummins (1st), Chad Boespflug (4th), Thomas Meseraull (19th), Tracy Hines (24th), Kevin Thomas Jr. (31st) and Brady Bacon (20th). Making his first USAC start since 2004 in Memphis, Shane Stewart went into turn three hot and flipped during qualifying. He was a scratch the rest of the night.

Heat one (started): 1. Chris Windom 21x (2) 2. Thomas 17RW (4) 3. Max McGhee 17 (1) 4. Leary 30 (6) / 5. Cummins 3R (5) 6. Kody Swanson 21K (3) 7. Dallas Hewitt 21s (8) 8. Casey Shuman 4J (78) 9. Robert Bell 71 (9)

Windom slid in front of McGhee for the early lead in the 8-lapper. McGhee stormed back on lap two, and Windom got by for good on the third go-around in a good battled. Thomas grabbed second from McGhee on the last lap, while Cummins tracked down Leary for the final transfer, just falling short at the line.

Heat two (started): 1. Bacon 69 (4) 2. Aaron Farney 15F (2) 3. Jerry Coons Jr. 10E (3) 4. Dustin Ingle 2DI (1) / 5. DiMattia 2x (6) 6. Boespflug 20N (5) 7. Garrett Abrams 32A (7) 8. Beau Stewart 99 (8) DNS – Shane Stewart 2

Farney led Bacon and Ingle on lap one. Bacon would shoot by for the lead in turn two on the second lap. Coons would grab third from Ingle on lap seven.

Heat three (started): 1. Logan Jarrett 29 (2) 2. Scotty Weir 18x (4) 3. Meseraull 66 (5) 4. Jarett Andretti 18 (3) / 5. Robbins 17R (6) 6. Lee Dakus 75 (1) 7. Brandon Mattox 04 (7) 8. Cody Gardner 46 (8)

Jarrett led Weir and Dakus early on. On lap three, Meseraull made a move sliding two cars and going from sixth to fourth. He would move by Dakus for third on the next lap. The battle was for the fourth and final transfer. Andretti, Robbins and Dakus went three-wide on lap six, with Andretti emerging witht eh spot.

Heat four (started): 1. Robert Ballou 12 (1) 2. Darland 71P (6) 3. Justin Grant 5 (2) 4. Chase Stockon 32 (4) / 5. Jon Stanbrough 81 (3) 6. Hines 4 (5) 7. Terry Babb 17L (7) 8. Rile VanHise 96 (8)

The first three rows contained six of the top ten in the USAC point standings. Grant took the early lead over Ballou, Stockon and Darland. Darland would slide under Stockon for third on lap three. VanHise came to a stop at the halfway point. Grant led Ballou, Darland, Stockon, Hines and Stanbrough back to green. Ballou would shoot under Grant on lap six for the lead, and Darland would follow suit into second. Stanbrough made a late bid for the final transfer, but fell short of passing Stockon.

B main (started): 1. Swanson (6) 2. Cummins (3) 3. Stanbrough (7) 4. Boespflug (4) 5. Hines (5) 6. Abrams (10) / 7. Shuman (9) 8. VanHise (16) 9. DiMattia (1) 10. B. Stewart (14) 11. Babb (12) 12. Mattox (11) 13. Bell (17) 14. Dakus (8) 15. Gardner (15) 16. Hewitt (13) 17. Robbins (2) DNS – S. Stewart

Robbins led lap one in the 12-lapper, ahead of Swanson and Boespflug. There was a lot of shifting on the second lap. Boespflug and Cummins shot by Swanson into second and third, while Stanbrough and Hines moved into the fifth and sixth transfer spots. On lap six, Cummins worked under Boespflug for second, when the latter got loose in turn four. At the halfway point, Robbins struck the turn three wall while leading, ending his night. Cummins assumed the lead ahead of Boespflug, Swanson, Stanbrough, Hines and Abrams. Two laps later, Swanson and Stanbrough passed Boespflug for second and third. Hewitt stopped on the frontstretch with a damaged racer at that point. Dakus hit the wall and crippled his front end shortly after that restart. DiMattia was also involved. Swanson dove to the lead in two on that restart. Mattox was challenging Abrams for the final transfer with two laps to go, when he spun and collected Babb. The lead six stayed the same.

A main (started): 1. Meseraull (4) 2. Thomas (3) 3. Leary (6) 4. Bacon (2) 5. Windom (15) 6. Swanson (11) 7. Stockon (10) 8. Weir (1) 9. Stanbrough (14) 10. Ballou (21) 11. Hines (9) 12. Boespflug (8) 13. Grant (18) 14. Andretti (13) 15. Darland (5) 16. Farney (16) 17. McGhee (19) 18. Coons (12) 19. Ingle (20) 20. Jarrett (17) 21. Abrams (22) 22. Cummins (7)

The missing man salute was given for the late Tony Elliott. An additional lap was run in the 4-abreast for awareness of breast cancer. Points would promise to be shaken up, with less than 30 points separating Ballou from Stockon and Darland in third. The $10,000 feature was led by Bacon on lap one ahead of Meseraull and Thomas. Darland stopped on the backstraight with a lap in the books. That gave away his starting position in row three, while Ballou started 21st. It also negated a pass for the lead by Meseraull, but he repeated it on the restart and never looked back. T-Mez won his first career USAC feature at Eldora’s 4-Crown a few weeks back, and repeated it here. Thomas shot into second on lap three, and Leary entered the top three on lap 14. While the lead trio pulled away, there was plenty of action back in the pack, watching Windom move from 15th to fifth, and Ballou advance into the top ten. Meseraull lapped up to thirteenth. Bacon took a $1,000 bonus for the highest finisher Saturday and in Friday’s WoO feature.

 

 

10/16/15

Lawrenceburg Speedway

Lawrenceburg, IN

WoO

36 cars

Paul McMahan (15th car out to time) set quick time on the high-banked 3/8-mile at 12.005 seconds. Shane Stewart (35th) was second quick, followed by Daryn Pittman (4th), David Gravel (30th), Kerry Madsen (22nd), Steve Kinser (36th), Cole Duncan (10th), Paul May (18th), Donny Schatz (27th) and Christopher Bell (21st). Brad Sweet set quick time coming out fifth quick, but lost his muffler. He was relegated to one lap at the end, where the best he could be scored was 17th quick. Parker Price-Miller failed to get a time in.

Heat one (started): 1. Madsen 29 (3) 2. Schatz 15 (2) 3. Chad Kemenah 10H (1) 4. McMahan 51 (4) 5. Hunter Schuerenberg 20N (6) / 6. Brad Sweet 49 (5) 7. Logan Forler 2L (9) 8. Danny Smith 4 (8) 9. Scott Thiel 64 (7)

While Schatz and Kemenah grappled for the early lead in the 10-lapper, Madsen slid them both in three and four to take the lead. Sweet quickly moved up to third. Sweet would reel in Schatz and make a low move on him with six laps in the books. He clipped the turn two infield tire and broke his front end. His crew would replace it in the two minutes allotted, and he would restart at the tail. Madsen chose the inside on the restart. Schuerenberg passed Forler for the fifth and final transfer, but Sweet was gaining. With Forler battling low and Schuerenberg up high, he could not find a way by and headed for the B.

Heat two (started): 1. Bell 67 (2) 2. S. Kinser 11 (3) 3. Stewart 2 (4) 4. Dale Blaney 1 (1) 5. Cap Henry 21 (6) / 6. Jason Sides 7s (7) 7. Brad Loyet o5 (8) 8. Jacob Allen 1a (5) 9. Mikey Kuemper 11K (9)

Bell led the distance. S. Kinser worked by Blaney on lap three for second. Henry held off Sides for the final transfer.

Heat three (started): 1. Joey Saldana 71m (2) 2. Bill Balog 17B (1) 3. Duncan 22 (3) 4. Greg Wilson w20 (6) 5. Pittman 9 (4) / 6. Shawn Dancer 49D (9) 7. Lucas Wolfe 5w (5) 8. Ryan Broughton 22B (7) 9. Randy Hannagan 11N (8)

Balog took off from the pole early, pulling away from Saldana and Pittman. Hannagan and Broughton came together on the backstretch two laps in, bringing a caution. Balog chose the inside line on the restart and went side by side with Saldana through one and two down the backstretch. Balog hit the cushion in three and Saldana started to slide. The result was Saldana giving Balog the choice of his right rear or the concrete wall. Balog chose to slam on the brakes to avoid disaster. Saldana held his lead from there. Duncan and Wilson moved up to third and fourth.

Heat four (started): 1. Logan Schuchart 1s (2) 2. Gravel 7 (4) 3. Brady Bacon 99 (5) 4. Gary Taylor 1st (7) 5. Jason Johnson 41 (6) / 6. Kory Crabtree 60 (1) 7. May 71mx (3) 8. AJ Bruns 4K (8) DNS – Parker Price-Miller 2x

Schuchart led the distance. Both Crabtree and May faded from the first two rows. Bacon moved into third on lap three, followed by Taylor. Johnson picked off fifth at the halfway point.

Dash (started): 1. Bell (1) 2. Stewart (5) 3. Madsen (2) 4. Pittman (4) 5. McMahan (6) 6. Gravel (3) 7. Saldana (7) 8. Schuchart (8)

Bell led the 8-lapper flag to flag. There was plenty of movement behind him. On lap two, Pittman took second from Gravel. Stewart was on the move, taking fourth on lap three, third on lap four and moving by Madsen for second on lap six.

B main (started): 1. Sweet (3) 2. Wolfe (5) 3. May (1) 4. Crabtree (2) / 5. Allen (4) 6. Sides (7) 7. Loyet (10) 8. Smith (9) 9. Forler (13) 10. Hannagan (11) 11. Dancer (15) 12. Broughton (8) 13. Kuemper (14) 14. Bruns (12) 15. Thiel (6) DNS – Price-Miller

May led the 12-lapper early over Crabree, Sweet and Allen. On lap three, Wolfe snatched the fourth and final transfer from Allen. Sweet and Wolfe drove around Crabtree for second and third on lap five. Sweet would take the lead from May on lap eight. Allen used the cushion to reel in a low-riding Crabtree the last few laps. He made a last ditch effort on the final lap and came short by four-thousandths of a second.

A main (started): 1. McMahan (5) 2. Stewart (2) 3. Schatz (12) 4. Gravel (6) 5. Pittman (4) 6. Bell (1) 7. Sweet (17) 8. Saldana (7) 9. Blaney (14) 10. Henry (21) 11. Wolfe (18) 12. Madsen (3) 13. Bacon (19) 14. Duncan (10) 15. Wilson (22) 16. Taylor (24) 17. Sides (25, prov.) 18. May (11) 19. Kuemper (26, prov.) 20. Schuchart (8) 21. Johnson (23) 22. Balog (15) 23. Kemenah (13) 24. Schuerenberg (20) 25. S. Kinser (9) 26. Crabtree (16)

Stewart led Bell and Madsen early in the 35-lapper. Madsen slid in front of Bell on lap four to take second. The first caution of the event came with eight laps in the books when Sides spun. The restart saw Stewart choose the inside line on the double-file restart, ahead of Madsen, Bell, McMahan and Pittman. McMahan quickly shot by Bell to third, while Schatz went from ninth to seventh. Kinser spun to bring out the yellow flag a lap later. Stewart again chose the inside line ahead of Madsen and McMahan. McMahan shot under Madsen on the restart to take over second. A lap later, Madsen would perform a 360 spin under green and lose several spots. Bell took over third. Schuerenberg slowed to bring out a caution on lap 19. Stewart had been running low, while McMahan had been finding some rubber through the middle on both ends. McMahan shot around the leader on the restart and pulled away. Meanwhile, Gravel took third form Bell. Schatz was on the move again as well, and took third from Gravel on lap 21. Kemenah brought out the yellow with a spin with ten to go. McMahan chose the outside line, and Stewart seized the opportunity on the restart sliding in front for the lead. His pass was negated when Johnson and Schuchart came together on the backstretch. The next restart was single-file, and McMahan was able to hold off the pack for the win. Henry was the hard-charger.

 

 

 

 

10/9/15

MOWA Sprints

POWRi Midgets

30 Sprints

31 Midgets

Sprints

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Jimmy Hurley 35 (1*) 2. Jim Moughan Jr. 1m (5*) 3. Bret Tripplett 22 (4*) 4. Jake Blackhurst 25 (7*) 5. Jerrod Hull 12 (8*) 6. Korey Weyant (10*) 7. Logan Faucon 52F (9) 8. Kevin Petty 72 (2) 9. Tyler Settlemoir 35T (3) 10. Paul Nienhiser 9 (6)

Entering the night in a point battle with Hull, Nienhiser climbed Settlemoir’s tire on the backstretch and flipped. After the red, Hurley led all ten laps for the win.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Rico Abreu 24 (4*) 2. Cory Bruns 42 (2*) 3. Terry Babb 47 (1*) 4. Aaron Andruskevitch 83 (6*) 5. Steven Russell 20 (7*) 6. Robbie Standridge 22s (5) 7. Jacob Patton 79J (3) 8. Chris Urish 77u (9) 9. Austin Brown 7 (10) 10. Mark Tischer 8T (8)

Babb led early, with C. Bruns and Abreu in tow. In a good battle, Bruns would take the lead on lap eight. Abreu would slide in front of first and second on the final lap for an exciting win.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Parker Price-Miller 2 (2*) 2. Brad Loyet o5 (5*) 3. Joey Moughan 17m (4*) 4. Jimmy Bridgeman 14T (6*) 5. Zach Daum 5D (7*) 6. AJ Bruns 44 (3) 7. Joe B. Miller 51B (9) 8. Jeremy Standridge 10s (8) 9. Travis Howard 63 (10) 10. Cale Thomas 91 (1)

Thomas spun on the first lap after contact with another car and restarted at the tail. Bruns led the distance, while Thomas had a rough ride. Two laps in, he had passed three cars, lost those spots and lost a front end. He was done for the night. Bruns rode second most of the way before flattening his right rear on the last lap and fading to sixth.

Dash (started): 1. Hurley (2) 2. Abreu (6) 3. Price-Miller (3) 4. Jim Moughan (5) 5. Blackhurst (1) 6. Loyet (4)

Hurley took the lead, while Loyet claimed second from Blackhurst on lap two. Abreu was third by lap three. At that point, Loyet blew his right rear tire in turn two. Hurley held on for the win, which put him on the pole.

B main (started): 1. Faucon (1) 2. Miller (2) 3. AJ Bruns (4) 4. R. Standridge (3) / 5. Je. Standridge (5) 6. Nienhiser (9) 7. Petty (10) 8. Patton (6) 9. Brown (8) 10. Tischer (11) 11. Howard (7) DNS – Urish, Settlemoir, Thomas

Faucon led Miller and AJ Bruns early in the 12-lapper. Patton spun two laps in to bring the caution. The race went green until the white flag. At that point, Tischer stopped with a broken front end. Nienhiser had worked from row five into the top four, and looked like he would salvage his night. He shot to second on the restart, but broke in turn three on the final lap and limped across the line in sixth.

A main (started): 1. Abreu (2) 2. Hurley (1) 3. Ji. Moughan (4) 4. Loyet (6) 5. Price-Miller (3) 6. Hull (12) 7. Andruskevitch (10) 8. Jo. Moughan (9) 9. R. Standridge (20) 10. AJ Bruns (19) 11. Blackhurst (5) 12. Tripplett (8) 13. Babb (14) 14. Faucon (17) 15. Daum (16) 16. Miller (18) 17. Weyant (13) 18. Bridgeman (11) 19. Russell (15) 20. C. Bruns (7)

Abreu shot out to the early lead in the 25-lapper as most of the field rode the wall. Hurley tried the low side for a while in second, followed by Ji. Moughan. Hull was the early mover, going from 12th to 7th. The only caution came at the halfway point for C. Bruns and Daum. Abreu took the green with two lapped cars between himself and Hurley, who was followed by Ji. Moughan, Price-Miller and Loyet. Price-Miller and Loyet exchanged several sliders for the fourth spot, with Loyet eventually gaining the spot. Up front, Rico slipped through traffic with ease on his way to his sixth career MOWA feature win.

Midgets

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Justin Peck 5x (2*) 2. Daniel Robinson 57 (1*) 3. Alex Sewell 8 (4*) 4. Terry Babb 88 (3*) 5. Austin Prock 41 (6*) 6. David Budres 31B (5) 7. Devin Camfield 10c (7) DNS – Jay Mounce 12J

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Thomas Meseraull 56 (2*) 2. Zach Daum 5D (1*) 3. Kevin Thomas Jr. 67K (4*) 4. Payton Pierce 39c (5*) 5. Kyle Schuett 9K (3) 6. Ryan Robinson 71 (6) 7. Shaun Shapel 84 (8) 8. Jake Neuman 3N (7)

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Tyler Thomas 91T (2*) 2. Spencer Bayston 39 (4*) 3. Darren Hagen 17 (8*) 4. Keith Rauch 47 (1) 5. Austin Brown 7 (6) 6. Dalton Camfield 86c (3) 7. Brayton Lynch 1K (5) 8. Rico Abreu 97 (7)

Abreu clipped an infield tire in turn one on the first lap and pulled in the infield.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Bryan Clauson 63 (6*) 2. Andrew Felker 11A (1*) 3. Tanner Thorson 67 (4*) 4. Tucker Klaasmeyer 27 (7*) 5. Andy Malpocker 22 (3) 6. Scott Hatton 1 (2) 7. Dave Camfield Jr. 16c (5)

Clauson grabbed the lead from Felker at the halfway point of the 8-lapper.

B main (started): 1. Brown (1) 2. Abreu (13) 3. Malpocker (5) 4. R. Robinson (6) 5. Schuett (4) 6. Rauch (2) / 7. Dalton Camfield (8) 8. Budres (3) 9. Lynch (10) 10. Devin Camfield (12) 11. Shapel (7) 12. Neuman (11) 13. Dave Camfield Jr. (9) DNS – Hatton, Mounce

A main (started): 1. Thorson (13) 2. Hagen (3) 3. Abreu (18) 4. Bayston (6) 5. Daum (10) 6. D. Robinson (8) 7. Malpocker (19) 8. Pierce (16) 9. Brown (17) 10. Felker (11) 11. Klaasmeyer (9) 12. Sewell (7) 13. Schuett (21) 14. Rauch (22) 15. Prock (14) 16. Peck (2) 17. Clauson (1) 18. Meseraull (4) 19. Thomas Jr. (12) 20. T. Thomas (5) 21. Babb (15) 22. R. Robinson (20)

Peck led early in the 30-lapper over Clauson and Hagen. With four laps in the books, Babb and R. Robinson came together, with the latter flipping. Both were done. Peck led Clauson, Meseraull and T. Thomas back to green. Peck and Clauson battled for the lead, and Schuett and Sewell brought the yellow out on lap eight. T. Thomas shot by Hagen for third on lap ten, and Clauson worked by Peck for the lead. A lap later, Peck bounced off the turn one wall, collecting, T. Thomas, who flipped and Daum. Clauson led on the restart, ahead of Hagen, Meseraull, Thorson and Bayston. Clauson slowed shortly after and Meseraull, Klaasmeyer and Thomas Jr. piled into turn one. Only Klaasmeyer would continue. Clauson was also unable to start. Hagen inherited the lead. On lap 15, Abreu advanced into third. Thorson tried a few sliders on Hagen for the lead, before it stuck on lap 20. It was his fifth career POWRi win.

 

 

Justin Henderson Doubles Up as Champions are Crowned at Knoxville!

by Bill Wright

 

Knoxville, IA, August 30, 2015 – Justin Henderson put on the show Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway on Wal-Mart Season Championship Night, but there were plenty of drivers celebrating at night’s end. The Sioux Falls, South Dakota driver swept both the FVP National Sprint League 410 feature and the 360 main event in impressive fashion. Devin Kline won the 305 feature. Danny Lasoski (410), Clint Garner (360), Stacey Alexander (305) and BDS Motorsports (360 owner) were the big winners, taking home Knoxville Championship Cup Series titles for 2015!

Henderson shot out from the pole in the 25-lap NSL main event ahead of Mark Dobmeier and Brian Brown. Danny Lasoski was fourth, and challenged Brown for several laps before a lap eight caution saw Tasker Phillips spin after contact with another car with eight laps in the books.

Henderson led Dobmeier, Brown, Lasoski and Austin McCarl back to green flag racing. Dobmeier briefly challenged the leader using the high side, but Henderson pulled away in the low groove and then went to work in lapped traffic. The battles got entertaining back in the pack, as Bryan Clauson duked it out with Ian Madsen and Austin McCarl.

Dusty Zomer moved into the top five in the late going, while up front, Brown shot by Dobmeier in heavy lapped traffic in the late going for second. Henderson’s win was his fourth 410 victory of the season here, and was worth $5,000. Brown closed late, but checkered second, ahead of Dobmeier, Lasoski and Zomer. Ian Madsen, Clauson, Austin McCarl, Lynton Jeffrey and Bronson Maeschen rounded out the top ten.

Henderson also set quick time over the field, while Ryan Bunton, Jeffrey and Lasoski won heats. Madsen took the B main.

“I just want to talk about Knoxville Raceway and my race team,” said Henderson in Victory Lane. “It’s like a dream come true coming here every Saturday. I know everyone hears that from the drivers, but it’s true. It’s the ‘Sprint Car Capital of the World’ for a reason. BDS Motorsports is proud to race here every week, and I appreciate everything they do.”

The 410 track championship was Lasoski’s tenth, an all-time record.

Henderson also started the 360 20-lap feature on the pole. He led at the outset, but was hounded early by Dusty Zomer. Jamie Zaputil came to a stop in turn two with a lap in the books, bringing the caution flag. Henderson shot back to green, ahead of Zomer, Sawyer Phillips, Jamie Ball and Clint Garner.

Jon Agan spun while running eighth and Keoni Texeira retired shorlty after the restart. Only two more laps were run before a caution for debris slowed things again. Once green again, Dobmeier set sail. Zomer was never out of it, however, but the leader shot through lappers with relative ease. On lap 16 and 17, the second and third place cars of Zomer and Ball retired, with the latter bringing out the yellow, stopping in turn four.

With just three laps remaining, Henderson shot away from Matt Moro, Clint Garner, Ryan Giles and Phillips. Giles would pass Garner for third with two to go, trailing Henderson and Moro, who had been smoking the last half of the race. Garner was fourth, and Phillips, hard-charger Nate Van Haaften, Agan, Tony Shilling, Randy Martin and Bill Balog rounded out the top ten.

Henderson also set quick time in the 360’s, while Agan, Zomer and Joe Beaver won heat races.

“Starting position had a lot to do with it tonight,” said Henderson in Victory Lane. “The track is really fast. It’s still fun. It’s really tricky when you get to lapped traffic, because the track is fast. It’s something I have to watch for and mind. I’m just proud of this team. I’m really happy for the owners of BDS Motorsports, Bryan and Dave (Sunby) and Zeus (for winning the owner’s championship). They not only own this team, but manage this team and everything that goes along with it from the motors to the cars to the day to day activity.”

Clint Garner, like Lasoski, set a record with his sixth 360 track championship.

The 305 main event was a race of attrition and hard crashes. Don Dawson III was the first to tumble before a lap could be completed. On the next try at green, Joe Simbro destroyed his machine between turns one and two. Both were uninjured.

McKenna Haase used the high side to cruise by Christian Bowman and Devin Kline to lead early. Stacey Alexander, who came into the feature needing a top ten finish to with the 305 track championship, got sideways while running sixth, but managed to save it. Three cars were not so lucky on lap four. Mike Johnston, Shawn Deman and Kevin Hiemstra were involved in a turn four tangle.

Haase led Kline, Bowman, Trevor Smith and Jeff Wilke back to green flag racing. Smith shot into third before Cody Ambers came to a stop with seven laps in the books. The race went green for six laps when Kline caught Haase in traffic. When the leader went high in three and four, Kline shot under her low to take the point on lap 13. On the next go-around, Haase was working on the high side around lapped traffic, when she too got into the wall, and flipped violently. Though she was communicating with the safety team, she was taken in for observation.

Kline held on to win ahead of Smith, who took second on the white flag lap. Bowman, Alexander and Chris Walraven finished the top five. Wilke, Matthew Stelzer, Brad Comegys, Mitchell Alexander and Chase Wanner completed the top ten. Stacey Alexander’s fourth place finish secured his first ever track championship. Walraven set quick time and won the B main, while Wanner, Comegys and Simbro won the heat races.

“I hope that was as fun for the fans as it was me,” said Kline. “It was an absolute blast. The track came in as we got into the race, and my car got better. On the restarts, the car takes off like a bullet.”

Join us Sunday night, August 30 for the 30th Annual Enduro! For more information on Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (22), 14.922; 2. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (21), 14.958; 3. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (14), 14.991; 4. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (20), 15.006; 5. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (13), 15.018; 6. 17W, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN (15), 15.052; 7. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (16), 15.060; 8. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (10), 15.068; 9. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (2), 15.074; 10. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (9), 15.109; 11. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (25), 15.128; 12. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (5), 15.150; 13. 6R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (24), 15.180; 14. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (6), 15.187; 15. 17B, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI (11), 15.191; 16. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (26), 15.234; 17. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (17), 15.241; 18. 7, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (23), 15.249; 19. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (19), 15.276; 20. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 15.287; 21. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (3), 15.291; 22. O9, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (4), 15.385; 23. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (12), 15.388; 24. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (1), 15.408; 25. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (7), 15.459; 26. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (18), 15.586.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:02.7: 1. Ryan Bunton (2); 2. Mark Dobmeier (4); 3. RJ Johnson (1); 4. Justin Henderson (6); 5. Bronson Maeschen (5); 6. Craig Dollansky (7) / 7. Chris Martin (9); 8. Matt Juhl (8); 9. AJ Moeller (3)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:02.3: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 2. Dusty Zomer (6); 3. Dakota Hendrickson (1); 4. Austin McCarl (4); 5. Terry McCarl (7); 6. Davey Heskin (2) / 7. Ian Madsen (5); 8. Brooke Tatnell (8); 9. Bob Weuve (9)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:03.1: 1. Danny Lasoski (4); 2. Bill Balog (2); 3. Dustin Selvage (1); 4. Josh Schneiderman (3); 5. Brian Brown (6); 6. Tim Kaeding (7) / 7. Bryan Clauson (5); 8. Tasker Phillips (8)

B main (started), 8 Laps, 2:02.2: 1. Ian Madsen (1); 2. Bryan Clauson (2); 3. Tasker Phillips (6); 4. Brooke Tatnell (5); 5. Matt Juhl (4); 6. AJ Moeller (3) / 7. Chris Martin (7); 8. Bob Weuve (8)

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Justin Henderson (1); 2. Brian Brown (6); 3. Mark Dobmeier (2); 4. Danny Lasoski (3); 5. Dusty Zomer (7); 6. Ian Madsen (9); 7. Bryan Clauson (10); 8. Austin McCarl (4); 9. Lynton Jeffrey (8); 10. Bronson Maeschen (5); 11. Terry McCarl (19); 12. Davey Heskin (13); 13. Tim Kaeding (20); 14. Craig Dollansky (18); 15. Dustin Selvage (17); 16. Bill Balog (14); 17. Brooke Tatnell (22); 18. Ryan Bunton (12); 19. Josh Schneiderman (11); 20. Dakota Hendrickson (16); 21. AJ Moeller (23); 22. Tasker Phillips (21); 23. RJ Johnson (15) DNS – Matt Juhl. Lap Leader: Henderson 1-25. Hard-charger: T. McCarl.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (5), 15.805; 2. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (1), 15.909; 3. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (15), 15.948; 4. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (6), 15.965; 5. 50, Keoni Texeira, Honolulu, HI (11), 15.998; 6. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.091; 7. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (21), 16.134; 8. 82, Dusty Zomer, Brandon, SD (12), 16.149; 9. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (13), 16.217; 10. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.218; 11. 88, J Kinder, Holt’s Summit, MO (7), 16.222; 12. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.283; 13. 34DD, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI (22), 16.319; 14. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (14), 16.397; 15. 14, Randy Martin, California, MO (20), 16.542; 16. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (17), 16.843; 17. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (2), 17.059; 18. 48, Taylor Forbes, Neligh, NE (4), 17.229; 19. 2, Tyler Brooks, Knoxville, IA (23), 17.569; 20. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (8), 21.640; 21. 1J, Jamie Zaputil, Mystic, IA (16), NT; 22. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (19), NT; DQ (Light at the Scales) - 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (10).

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:55.3: 1. Jon Agan (3); 2. Clint Garner (4); 3. Matt Moro (5); 4. Bill Balog (2); 5. Justin Henderson (6); 6. Alan Zoutte (1); 7. Tyler Brooks (7) DNS – Calvin Landis

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:55.2: 1. Dusty Zomer (4); 2. Nate Van Haaften (2); 3. Tom Lenz (1); 4. Ryan Giles (6); 5. J Kinder (3); 6. Ricky Montgomery (8); 7. Keoni Texeira (5); 8. John Anderson (7)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Joe Beaver (3); 2. Randy Martin (2); 3. Tony Shilling (4); 4. Jamie Ball (6); 5. Taylor Forbes (1); 6. Sawyer Phillips (5) DNS – Jamie Zaputil

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Justin Henderson (1); 2. Matt Moro (5); 3. Ryan Giles (7); 4. Clint Garner (4); 5. Sawyer Phillips (2); 6. Nate Van Haaften (13); 7. Jon Agan (9); 8. Tony Shilling (8); 9. Randy Martin (14); 10. Bill Balog (12); 11. Joe Beaver (11); 12. Ricky Montgomery (18); 13. Alan Zoutte (15); 14. Tyler Brooks (20); 15. Dusty Zomer (3); 16. Jamie Ball (6); 17. Taylor Forbes (17); 18. J Kinder (10); 19. Keoni Texeira (21); 20. Tom Lenz (16); 21. Jamie Zaputil (19); 22. John Anderson (22) DNS – Calvin Landis. Lap Leader: Henderson 1-20. Hard-charger: Van Haaften.

305 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order): 1. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (28), 17.026; 2. 5J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (13), 17.101; 3. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (22), 17.151; 4. 33, Trevor Smith, Sanborn, IA (9), 17.178; 5. O, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (2), 17.205; 6. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (21), 17.327; 7. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (25), 17.437; 8. 5, Nick Tucker, Mooresville, NC (14), 17.444; 9. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (10), 17.450; 10. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (4), 17.480; 11. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (1), 17.484; 12. O2S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (24), 17.488; 13. 50K, Kevin Hiemstra, Knoxville, IA (20), 17.521; 14. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (27), 17.529; 15. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (23), 17.584; 16. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (19), 17.634; 17. 51, Corey Kautz, Urbandale, IA (15), 17.636; 18. 71G, Cody Ambers, Knoxville, IA (6), 17.756; 19. 17, Billy Bell, Colfax, IA (11), 17.904; 20. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (30), 17.912; 21. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (29), 17.938; 22. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (17), 18.100; 23. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (12), 18.163; 24. 76D, Don Dawson III, Indianola, IA (18), 18.317; 25. 126, Shawn Deman, Milo, IA (5), 18.365; 26. 68, Blain Petersen, Shenandoah, IA (8), 18.690; 27. 82, Lee Patterson, Des Moines, IA (7), 18.696; 28. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (26), 19.493; 29. 71, Cliff Jones, Pleasant Hill, IA (3), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Chase Wanner (1); 2. McKenna Haase (4); 3. Trevor Smith (5); 4. Kade Higday (3); 5. Billy Bell (7); 6. Kevin Hiemstra (2) / 7. Mike Johnston (8); 8. Ben Woods (10); 9. Chris Walraven (6); 10. Shawn Deman (9)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:45.0: 1. Brad Comegys (2); 2. Corey Kautz (1); 3. Stacey Alexander (3); 4. Devin Kline (6); 5. Nick Tucker (4); 6. Mike Mayberry (5) / 7. Kevin Hetrick (7) DNS – Rob Weuve, Blain Petersen, Cliff Jones

Heat three (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.7: 1. Joe Simbro (2); 2. Jeff Wilke (4); 3. Matthew Stelzer (6); 4. Cody Ambers (1); 5. Mitchell Alexander (7); 6. Christian Bowman (5) / 7. Don Dawson III (8); 8. Josh Jones (3); 9. Lee Patterson (9)

B main (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Chris Walraven (1); 2. Josh Jones (2); 3. Mike Johnston (4); 4. Shawn Deman (6); 5. Don Dawson III (3); 6. Lee Patterson (5) / 7. Ben Woods (7) DNS – Kevin Hetrick, Blain Petersen, Cliff Jones, Rob Weuve

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Devin Kline (1); 2. Trevor Smith (6); 3. Christian Bowman (2); 4. Stacey Alexander (11); 5. Chris Walraven (9); 6. Jeff Wilke (8); 7. Matthew Stelzer (7); 8. Brad Comegys (14); 9. Mitchell Alexander (19); 10. Chase Wanner (16); 11. Billy Bell (24); 12. Kade Higday (10); 13. Corey Kautz (17); 14. Nick Tucker (3); 15. Kevin Hiemstra (13); 16. Cody Ambers (18); 17. Lee Patterson (23); 18. McKenna Haase (4); 19. Mike Mayberry (5); 20. Josh Jones (12); 21. Mike Johnston (20); 22. Shawn Deman (21); 23. Joe Simbro (15); 24. Don Dawson III (22). Lap Leaders: Haase 1-12, Kline 13-15. Hard-charger: Bell.

 

 

 

Donny Schatz Roars to His Ninth FVP Knoxville Nationals Championship!

by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, August 15, 2015 – If anyone had any doubts as to whether or not Donny Schatz was going to earn his ninth Knoxville Nationals title, the North Dakota native made a statement by leading 50 laps flag-to-flag to win the 55th running of the FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store.

Making wholesale moves through traffic in the closing laps, Donny was asked about the very close passes, “It’s not the traffic that was bothering me. It was the restarts. It’s my job to get through traffic. If I can’t then I’m probably going to lose my job. The past couple weeks, seem like people get a run on you and can slide you, so you just had to do something different. One time I’d go to the bottom, one time I’d go to the top and keep mixing it up, but it’s hard to do that without mixing yourself up.”

“The boss was here tonight. Can’t thank him [Tony Stewart] enough for all the support to allow us to be with Bad Boy Buggies, Chevrolet Performance, and all our marketing partners to do what we love to do.”

Taking off from the pole, Donny Schatz jumped to the lead with Kerry Madsen in tow. Working low on the Knoxville Raceway, the Tony Stewart Racing No. 15 was joined by the No. 29 of Kerry Madsen who railed the cushion.

Closing on the lead on the third rotation, Madsen continued to build momentum, pulling to the back bumper Schatz off the fourth turn as the No. 15 swapped lines to the high side down the front stretch to block the run of the American Racing Custom Wheels No. 29.

Keeping Donny within sight as the leaders hit traffic on Lap 10, the Bad Boy Buggies No. 15 found roads blocked, allowing Madsen to close in once again. With a full head of steam on Lap 12, Donny put a pair of slower cars between him and Madsen; leaving the Aussie to contend with Danny Lasoski.

Coming from sixth, the GoMuddy.com No. 2 worked cushion to hub on the Knoxville Raceway, trading second with Madsen as the caution flew on Lap 16 for the No. 41 of Jason Johnson who shredded the left rear tire.

Underway, Madsen kept pace into the first two turns with Lasoski in line. Unable to do anything with the No. 15, the race for second saw Lasoski taking the spot on Lap 25, just as the field came to the mid-point break.

Changing gears on the No. 15 during the five minute break, Schatz took the high line with Danny charging low. Unable to advance to the lead, Donny began pulling away as Danny worked to hold his second position, but would slip to fourth on Lap 32 as Kerry Madsen flew by on the cushion with Brad Sweet taking the low line.

Watching as the No. 15 pulled away with a 2.104 second advantage, the red flag flew on Lap 35 for the No. 51 of Paul McMahan who tripped the cushion in turn four battling for eighth with Bryan Clauson. Quick work by the Pit Crew put the CJB Motorsports No. 51 back on track for the restart.

Splitting lines on the restart, Madsen again could not make work of the No. 15, but again had to contend with Brad Sweet. Working low on Lap 37, Brad Sweet all but had Madsen cleared, only to see the No. 29 squeeze between his Right Rear Tire and the wall.

Going back and forth for the runner-up spot, the pair kept Schatz within seven tenths of a second as the caution waved again on Lap 40.

Again keeping Schatz to under a second advantage, the pair worked to traffic on Lap 48 with Schatz boxed in by back markers. With the center line barely open, Donny threaded the needle, putting the finishing touches on his ninth FVP Knoxville Nationals victory; crossing 1.363 seconds ahead of Kerry Madsen.

“I tried as hard as possible to get it done. I got behind him in dirty air and was just was jumping around on the cushion like an idiot, but I wasn’t going to leave anything on the table,” said Madsen. “I thought it was on there. I thought I had a quicker car and I just apologize for not getting the job done but he didn’t make a mistake the last 15 laps. I was ready to pounce, but it didn’t happen.”

Holding on for third was Brad Sweet after a hard battle with the No. 29.

“I tell you what this is a huge step in the right direction for Kasey Kahne Racing and the Ollie’s Bargain Barn Outlet. The car was really good. We hit on some stuff at the Front Row Challenge and we carried some momentum into here and when the time to hit it right in the A-Main was right, we hit it. I really didn’t want to see those yellows because I really felt like we were more maneuverable than the guys in front of us, but hats off to Donny. He makes it really hard to win this race.”

Coming on strong in the second half of the feature event, Shane Stewart came from 12th to fourth with Joey Saldana completing the top-five. From 14th, Brian Brown crossed sixth with Daryn Pittman going from 15th to seventh. Having battled up front for so many laps, Danny Lasoski slipped to finish eighth with Lucas Wolfe ninth and Greg Hodnett earning hard-charger honros in tenth from the 23rd starting spot.

Wayne Johnson led the distance to win the B-Feature. Running second at the white flag, Bill Balog ended up with the win in the C-Feature as Davey Heskin ran out of fuel on the final lap. D-Feature action was topped by Josh Baughman. Jimmy Light captured the win in the E-Feature, becoming the first driver in the history of the Knoxville Nationals to win the consolation feature twice; Light also won the event in 2014.

Best appearing car for the 55th FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store, worth $500, went to Justin Henderson for the third season running. Lance Moss and Dusty Zomer completed the top three. Best appearing crew was won by Ian Madsen’s team who also won $500. Wayne Johnson and Kraig Kinser’s crews completed the podium.

Aaron Reutzel earned Rookie of the Year in the Roth Motorsports No. 83. The “Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car” Southern Iowa Sprintweek title went to Terry McCarl.

Join us Saturday night, August 29 for Season Championship Night! All three Knoxville Championship Cup Series sprint car classes will be putting it on the line for an increased purse, including $5,000 to the 410 winner. The FVP National Sprint League will ensure a high level of competition in that class! For more information on Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

E main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. 23, Jimmy Light, West Springfield, PA (1); 2. 20N, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (2); 3. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (4); 4. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (17); 5. 25, Dylan Peterson, Sioux Falls, SD (5) / 6. 15m, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (8); 7. 4s, Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH (11); 8. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (12); 9. 69, Mike Moore, Des Moines, IA (7); 10. 81, Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA (9); 11. 93, Glenndon Forsythe, York, PA (13); 12. 23M, Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC (6); 13. 17M, Todd Mickelson, Minot, ND (15); 14. 29c, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (3); 15. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (18); 16. 1P, Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO (14); 17. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (10); 18. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (16) DNS – 17J, Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 55KM, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN, 96AU, Bruce White, Merrylands, NSW, Aust., 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 31c, Justyn Cox, Clarksburg, CA, 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 7R, Roger Crockett, Medford, OR, 56B, Ryan Bernal, Hollister, CA

D main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (2); 2. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (1); 3. 4R, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (3); 4. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (6) / 5. 47, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (9); 6. 0, Bud Kaeding, Campbell, CA (4); 7. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (7); 8. 11N, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (10); 9. 81x, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH (14); 10. 31B, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (12); 11. Dylan Peterson (22); 12. 2LX, Ed Lynch Jr., Apollo, PA (17); 13. 7x, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (15); 14. 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (8); 15. Josh Schneiderman (21); 16. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (11); 17. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (13); 18. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (16); 19. Jimmy Light (18); 20. Bob Weuve (20); 21. 71x, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (5); 22. Hunter Schuerenberg (19); 23. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID (24); 24. 5v, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (23) DNS – 9K, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL

C main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. 17B, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI (5); 2. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (1); 3. 83, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (3); 4. 67H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (4) / 5. 11, Steve Kinser, Bloomington, IN (6); 6. 13x, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (9); 7. 7s, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (12); 8. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (19); 9. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (13); 10. 1a, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (7); 11. 44w, Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens, WA (11); 12. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (18); 13. Brady Bacon (22); 14. 88N, DJ Netto, Hanford, CA (15); 15. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (20); 16. Josh Baughman (21); 17. 9P, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (8); 18. Jon Agan (23); 19. 1x, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (16); 20. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (2); 21. 1s, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (14); 22. 70, Dean Jacobs, Wooster, OH (10); 23. Tony Shilling (24); 24. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (17)

B main (started), 22 Laps, NT: 1. 12x, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (1); 2. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (3); 3. 89, Cody Darrah, Red Lion, PA (2); 4. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA (9) / 5. 45, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (17); 6. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (5); 7. 1D, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (4); 8. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (10); 9. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (11); 10. 19s, Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, OK (7); 11. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (15); 12. 35AU, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (14); 13. 7D, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (19); 14. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (12); 15. Kraig Kinser (22); 16. 01, Christopher Bell, Norman, OK (16); 17. Aaron Reutzel (23); 18. 55W, Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (20); 19. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (13); 20. 3G, James McFadden, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (8); 21. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (6); 22. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (24); 23. Bill Balog (21); 24. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (18)

A main (started), 50 Laps, NT: 1. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (1); 2. 29, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (2); 3. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (5); 4. 16, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (12); 5. 71m, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (4); 6. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (14); 7. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (15); 8. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (6); 9. 1z, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA (13); 10. Greg Hodnett (23); 11. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (8); 12. 17w, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN (16); 13. 7, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (3); 14. 93H, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (10); 15. 29w, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (17); 16. Cody Darrah (22); 17. 19M, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (18); 18. 1B, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH (11); 19. Sammy Swindell (21); 20. 3A, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE (19); 21. 51, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (7); 22. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (9); 23. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (24); 24. Wayne Johnson (20); 25. 24R, Trevor Canales, Roseville, CA (25). Lap Leader: Schatz 1-50. Hard-charger: Hodnett.

 

World Challenge Win Gives Lynton Jeffrey Final Ticket to Nationals Championship!

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, August 14, 2015 – Lynton Jeffrey claimed the Speed Sport World Challenge Friday night, and in turn gained the 25th starting spot for Saturday’s 55th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores! The Sydney, New South Wales, Australia native now residing in Prairie City, Iowa assumed the lead from James McFadden, who saw his power plant go up in smoke with two laps to go.

Randy Hannagan jumped out to the early lead in the 20-lap event over Jeffrey and Kraig Kinser. Jeffrey used a slide job to gain the point from Hannagan on lap two, and took off from the field on the cushion after a lap three restart for a spun Sheldon Haudenschild.

McFadden shot to third on lap four, while Daryn Pittman moved into the top five on lap five. Haudenschild brought out another caution and retired with a blown right rear with nine laps in the books. Jeffrey led Hannagan, McFadden, Pittman and Kinser back to green.

McFadden stormed into second on lap 12 and stalked Jeffrey for five laps. On lap 17, he shot to the bottom of turn three and slid in front of Jeffrey to take the lead. The native of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, pulled away and appeared to be heading for the big show on Saturday night. Unfortunately, his motor went south with two laps to go, handing the win to Jeffrey.

Jeffrey won by a large margin over Hannagan, Pittman, Brooke Tatnell and Brad Sweet. Kinser, Ian Madsen, hard-charger Christopher Bell, Tim Kaeding and Kerry Madsen rounded out the top ten.

“I commiserate for (McFadden), he had a great car,” said Jeffrey in Victory Lane. “He’s had a little bit of bad luck in America this year. That sucked for him. He did a great job and got unlucky. I’ve done that myself. This team’s worked hard this year. I’m really thinking about the Swindell’s right now. I’d like to send some love and some prayers to the family and Kevin. I just hope he gets well, and I dedicate this win to him.”

Join us Saturday night, August 15 for the championship proceedings at the 55th FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores! For more information on Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

Speed Sport World Challenge (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (2); 2. Randy Hannagan (1); 3. Daryn Pittman (9); 4. Brooke Tatnell (6); 5. Brad Sweet (13); 6. Kraig Kinser (3); 7. Ian Madsen (7); 8. Christopher Bell (18); 9. Tim Kaeding (17); 10. Kerry Madsen (14); 11. Terry McCarl (12); 12. Jamie Veal (5); 13. Jordyn Brazier (16); 14. Lucas Wolfe (10); 15. Jason Sides (4); 16. James McFadden (8); 17. Scott Bogucki (15); 18. Sheldon Haudenschild (11); 19. Glen Saville (20); 20. Bruce White (21); 21. Jac Haudenschild (19). Lap Leaders: Hannagan 1, Jeffrey 2-16, McFadden 17-18, Jeffrey 19-20. Hard-charger: Bell.

 

 

 

 

Bryan Clauson Breaks Through for First Win at Knoxville, Trip to Saturday’s A!

by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, August 14, 2015 – For the second year in a row, Indiana’s Bryan Clauson will take the green in the FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store on Saturday night, but this time it comes with a $4,000 check and his first career victory at the Knoxville Raceway in Friday’s National Speed Sport News Qualifying Night. Danny Dietrich, Brent Marks and Billy Alley also punched their tickets into Saturday night’s championship event by finishing second through fourth!

“I told these guys after Wednesday night, I think we had the car to get it done and we honestly felt like if we were in the fourth or fifth row of the ‘B’ we would think about coming back,” commented Clauson when asked about the teams decision to compete in Friday’s last chance event.

“I can’t say enough about my guys, they’ve been busting their butts all year. I’ve been trying to catch up and do my job, and it’s taken all summer but I can’t thank Shane Bowers enough. Him, Adam Clark, Cole Wood, just everyone on this racing team. It feels good to be locked into tomorrow night. We talked about getting a win here, and how special it would be and what better way to do it than here during the Knoxville Nationals. I don’t care what you call it, we just won at Knoxville!”

Taking off third, Clauson moved to the runner-up spot on Lap 4 with the pass on Danny Dietrich. A small bobble on the part of the Matt Wood Racing No. 17 allowed the No. 29w to retake the spot, putting the pair in a multi lap battle with Clauson finally taking the position.

Chasing Billy Alley for the race lead, the pair worked Lap 8 with traffic about to come into play. With a run off the cushion exiting the fourth turn, Clauson broke rank to the bottom, sliding to the cushion with the race lead in the second turn on the following circuit.

With Dietrich in tow to second, the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania shoe closed on Clauson, with the run short lived. Building a comfortable advantage, a few close calls in traffic brought Dietrich and Alley within striking distance, but was quick enough to keep the pair at bay.

As the leader split slower cars, the inadvertent caution waved for the No. 18 of Ian Madsen on Lap 22. The Australian spun while running fourth; doing a pair of donuts. Madsen was placed eighth in the restart order.

Fanning out into the first turn on the restart, Clauson stuck top shelf to hold the lead, pulling to a 0.973 second advantage at the drop of the checkered flag.

Danny Dietrich raced to the runner-up spot, earning 18th and his first feature start on Saturday night, “That was the goal coming into tonight. You know we wanted to win obviously, but Bryan was really fast and we were happy to run second. That caution came out, and I really wasn’t worried about contending and costing ourselves a spot in tomorrow night’s main event.”

Racing for the lead early on, Brent Marks made a late race move around Alley to cross third for the 19th starting spot on Saturday night; his first start in the $150,000 to win event, “That was a really fun race, and I’m just so excited to be in the A-Main here at Knoxville. This is awesome. It’s a dream come true and I didn’t really care about that win tonight, I just wanted to get into the A-Main.”

For the first time since 2008, a fourth place by Nebraska’s Billy Alley will see the Ironwood Builders No. 3 starting 20th on Saturday night.

“That’s something a kid dreams about. I lay in bed and I think about moments like that; racing with these guys,” said an elated Billy Alley. “Joe Steinbach, he gave me an awesome opportunity and the truth is, we didn’t have a motor a week ago, and ours wasn’t going to be done so Greg Nichols and Jack Woods at Speedway Motors bought us a motor and said, go run it.”

Mark Dobmeier from 13th came up to complete the top-five. Chad Kemenah from 12th was sixth with Ian Madsen settling for seventh. Lynton Jeffrey crossed eighth with Jamie Veal and Craig Dollansky making up the top-ten.

Single lap, split qualifying for Friday’s program saw Brent Marks fastest in Group A at 15.586 seconds. One of the few drivers to utilize the low line in his qualifying run, Billy Alley topped Group B with a 15.987 second lap.

Six Heats, split evenly by the group qualifying went to Lynton Jeffrey, Bryan Clauson, Christopher Bell, Jamie Veal, Jac Haudenschild, and Jacob Allen. Going 10 laps in the C-Feature, Bud Kaeding topped the event with twin, 12 lap B-Features, based on Group A and B qualifying went to Steve Kinser and Aaron Reutzel.

Join us Saturday night, August 15 for the championship proceedings at the 55th FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores! For more information on Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials Group A (Qualifying Order), 1 lap: 1. 19M, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (1), 15.586; 2. 17W, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN (19), 15.870; 3. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (31), 15.887; 4. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (28), 16.019; 5. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (10), 16.022; 6. 70, Dean Jacobs, Wooster, OH (4), 16.030; 7. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (8), 16.039; 8. 9P, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (17), 16.040; 9. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (14), 16.054; 10. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (6), 16.056; 11. 55W, Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (2), 16.073; 12. O1, Christopher Bell, Norman, OK (7), 16.153; 13. 11, Steve Kinser, Bloomington, IN (26), 16.171; 14. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (9), 16.195; 15. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (11), 16.197; 16. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (24), 16.214; 17. 9K, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (12), 16.273; 18. 17B, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI (18), 16.357; 19. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.366; 20. 1X, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (30), 16.377; 21. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (22), 16.385; 22. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (37), 16.395; 23. 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (39), 16.433; 24. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (36), 16.473; 25. 11N, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (34), 16.526; 26. 81X, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH (21), 16.544; 27. 2LX, Ed Lynch Jr., Apollo, PA (35), 16.554; 28. 5V, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (32), 16.581; 29. 23M, Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC (20), 16.689; 30. 20N, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (16), 16.737; 31. O, Bud Kaeding, Campbell, CA (38), 16.741; 32. 23, Jimmy Light, West Springfield, PA (27), 16.788; 33. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (33), 16.919; 34. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (23), 16.966; 35. 56B, Ryan Bernal, Hollister, CA (15), 16.968; 36. 69, Mike Moore, Des Moines, IA (40), 17.012; 37. 31B, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (5), 17.047; 38. 93, Glenndon Forsythe, York, PA (25), 17.246; 39. 1P, Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO (29), 17.374; 40. 17M, Todd Mickelson, Minot, ND (13), 19.344.

Time Trials Group B (Qualifying Order), 1 lap: 1. 3A, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE (6), 15.987; 2. 83, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (20), 16.133; 3. 29W, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (27), 16.201; 4. 7D, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (38), 16.205; 5. 45, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (4), 16.223; 6. 31C, Justyn Cox, Clarksburg, CA (18), 16.229; 7. 35AU, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (28), 16.24; 8. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (32), 16.243; 9. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (29), 16.263; 10. 44W, Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens, WA (37), 16.283; 11. 13X, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (39), 16.289; 12. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (36), 16.306; 13. 67H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (16), 16.325; 14. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (3), 16.370; 15. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 16.378; 16. 4R, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (17), 16.398; 17. 88N, DJ Netto, Hanford, CA (1), 16.428; 18. 71X, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (10), 16.491; 19. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (7), 16.514; 20. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (19), 16.517; 21. 47, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (5), 16.519; 22. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID (26), 16.532; 23. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (15), 16.533; 24. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (14), 16.567; 25. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (30), 16.569; 26. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (11), 16.598; 27. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (34), 16.607; 28. 7R, Roger Crockett, Medford, OR (2), 16.619; 29. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (22), 16.626; 30. 17J, Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL (35), 16.671; 31. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (25), 16.715; 32. 29C, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (24), 16.719; 33. 7X, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (40), 16.751; 34. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (23), 16.856; 35. 55XM, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (12), 16.889; 36. 4S, Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH (21), 17.012; 37. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (9), 17.053; 38. 81, Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA (31), 17.384; 39. 96AU, Bruce White, Merrylands West, NSW, Aust. (33), 18.279; 40. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (13), NT.

Group A Heat One (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 2. Mark Dobmeier (1); 3. Brent Marks (4) / 4. Jason Sides (6) 5. Steve Kinser (5); 6. Tony Shilling (7); 7. Randy Hannagan (9); 8. Matt Covington (8); 9. Bobby Mincer (12); 10. Bud Kaeding (11); 11. Colby Copeland (10); 12. AJ Moeller (2)

Group A Heat Two (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Bryan Clauson (4); 2. Parker Price-Miller (2); 3. Kraig Kinser (3) / 4. Logan Wagner (1); 5. Logan Schuchart (5); 6. Kevin Thomas Jr. (6); 7. Jonathan Cornell (8); 8. Lee Jacobs (9); 9. Don Droud Jr. (7); 10. Jimmy Light (11); 11. Lance Moss (10); 12. Ryan Bernal (12)

Group A Heat Three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Christopher Bell (1); 2. Ian Madsen (4); 3. Dusty Zomer (5) / 4. Dean Jacobs (3); 5. Bill Balog (6); 6. Josh Baughman (7); 7. Brooke Tatnell (8); 8. Ed Lynch Jr. (9); 9. Mike Moore (12); 10. Hunter Schuerenberg (10); 11. Scott Bogucki (11); 12. Paige Polyak (2)

Group B Heat One (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.6: 1. Jamie Veal (2); 2. Billy Alley (4); 3. Dustin Selvage (3) / 4. Tim Kaeding (7); 5. Logan Forler (8); 6. Austen Wheatley (1); 7. Jon Agan (6); 8. Dylan Peterson (9); 9. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 10. Bob Weuve (10); 11. Glen Saville (11); DNS - Roger Crockett

Group B Heat Two (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.6: 1. Jac Haudenschild (1); 2. Chad Kemenah (2); 3. Tim Shaffer (3) / 4. Aaron Reutzel (4); 5. DJ Netto (6); 6. Bronson Maeschen (8); 7. Davey Heskin (5); 8. Brady Bacon (7); 9. Willie Croft (11); 10. Jordyn Brazier (9); 11. Chris Martin (10); 12. Brandon Wimmer (12);

Group B Heat Three (started), 8 Laps, 2:13.9: 1. Jacob Allen (1); 2. Craig Dollansky (2); 3. Danny Dietrich (4) / 4. Tyler Courtney (6); 5. Jeff Swindell (7); 6. Austin McCarl (5); 7. Dakota Hendrickson (9); 8. Justyn Cox (3); 9. Kaley Gharst (11); 10. Danny Smith (12); 11. RJ Johnson (8); 12. Joey Moughan (10)

C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:58.6: 1. Bud Kaeding (1); 2. Jimmy Light (3); 3. Bob Weuve (8); 4. Willie Croft (4) / 5. Kaley Gharst (6); 6. Shane Golobic (11); 7. Mike Moore (9); 8. Bobby Mincer (7); 9. Austin Johnson (16); 10. Glen Saville (2); 11. Danny Smith (12); 12. Skylar Prochaska (14); 13. Glenndon Forsythe (13); 14. Curtis Evans (15); 15. Todd Mickelson (17); 16. Brandon Wimmer (10); 17. Bruce White (18); 18. Scott Bogucki (5) DNS – Ryan Bernal, Josh Schneiderman, AJ Moeller, Roger Crockett

Group A - B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:32.0: 1. Steve Kinser (2); 2. Logan Wagner (3); 3. Dean Jacobs (1); 4. Bill Balog (6) / 5. Jason Sides (4); 6. Logan Schuchart (5); 7. Don Droud Jr. (8); 8. Brooke Tatnell (12); 9. Matt Covington (10); 10. Josh Baughman (11); 11. Bud Kaeding (21); 12. Tony Shilling (9); 13. Jonathan Cornell (13); 14. Randy Hannagan (15); 15. Shane Golobic (22); 16. Lee Jacobs (14); 17. Kevin Thomas Jr. (7); 18. Colby Copeland (16); 19. Ed Lynch Jr. (17); 20. Hunter Schuerenberg (18); 21. Bob Weuve (20); 22. Lance Moss (19) DNS – Paige Polyak

Group B - B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:38.1: 1. Aaron Reutzel (1); 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 3. Davey Heskin (5) / 4. Austen Wheatley (3); 5. Tim Kaeding (8); 6. DJ Netto (6); 7. Bronson Maeschen (12); 8. Austin McCarl (4); 9. Brady Bacon (11); 10. Jon Agan (7); 11. Tyler Courtney (9); 12. Chris Martin (19); 13. Jeff Swindell (10); 14. Jordyn Brazier (17); 15. RJ Johnson (15); 16. Kaley Gharst (22); 17. Logan Forler (13); 18. Dakota Hendrickson (16); 19. Jimmy Light (21); 20. Willie Croft (20); 21. Dylan Peterson (14); 22. Joey Moughan (18) DNS – Justyn Cox

A Main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Bryan Clauson (3); 2. Danny Dietrich (4); 3. Brent Marks (1); 4. Billy Alley (2); 5. Mark Dobmeier (13); 6. Chad Kemenah (12); 7. Ian Madsen (5); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 9. Jamie Veal (10); 10. Craig Dollansky (14); 11. Christopher Bell (15); 12. Tim Shaffer (8); 13. Dusty Zomer (17); 14. Dustin Selvage (6); 15. Logan Wagner (21); 16. Kraig Kinser (9); 17. Davey Heskin (24); 18. Aaron Reutzel (20); 19. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (22); 20. Bill Balog (23); 21. Steve Kinser (19); 22. Jacob Allen (18); 23. Parker Price-Miller (11); 24. Jac Haudenschild (16) DNS – Dean Jacobs. Lap Leaders: Alley 1-8, Clauson 9-25. Hard-charger: Dobmeier

Speed Sport World Challenge (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (2); 2. Randy Hannagan (1); 3. Daryn Pittman (9); 4. Brooke Tatnell (6); 5. Brad Sweet (13); 6. Kraig Kinser (3); 7. Ian Madsen (7); 8. Christopher Bell (18); 9. Tim Kaeding (17); 10. Kerry Madsen (14); 11. Terry McCarl (12); 12. Jamie Veal (5); 13. Jordyn Brazier (16); 14. Lucas Wolfe (10); 15. Jason Sides (4); 16. James McFadden (8); 17. Scott Bogucki (15); 18. Sheldon Haudenschild (11); 19. Glen Saville (20); 20. Bruce White (21); 21. Jac Haudenschild (19). Lap Leaders: Hannagan 1, Jeffrey 2-16, McFadden 17-18, Jeffrey 19-20. Hard-charger: Bell.

 

 

 

Terry McCarl Storms from Ninth to Win Thursday Night at the Knoxville Nationals!

by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, August 13, 2015 –
For the 56th time in the history of the Knoxville Raceway, Iowa’s Terry McCarl parked the SnowPlow.com No. 24 in Victory Lane, topping the podium in Thursday’s Lucas Oil Qualifying Night in the 55th running of the FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store.

 

“Man, I’ve got to thank Doug (Rankin) and Austin (McCarl), and everyone on my crew. We were horrible in the Heat and lucky to finish where we did and we just made wholesale changes on the car and wow!” said a nearly breathless Terry McCarl. “What a racecar. This A.R.T. was rolling great out there, and Tommy Rider gives us awesome engines. We did the best we could qualifying, and missed it by one. What a racecar, I could put it anywhere I wanted.”

 

Gridding the field ninth, McCarl began working his way through the field as Danny Lasoski took off into the race lead, advancing into the top five on the sixth round as the race from second back was chaos with drivers three wide at both ends of the track following a caution on Lap 4. Keeping low, tight racing off turn four allowed McCarl to jump from seventh to third in a shot.

 

After a caution on Lap 8 for Dale Blaney, McCarl gave chase as Danny Lasoski was challenged briefly by Jason Johnson who tried to slide the No. 2 in turns three and four, but to no avail.

 

Building momentum, Terry began to close on the Priority Aviation No. 41. On the back bumper of Johnson on Lap 11, McCarl made a move the following lap without success. Losing little momentum, Lap 13 saw the pass for the runner-up spot.

 

The red was shown on Lap 14 for Brooke Tatnell, who was able walk away, and the ensuing restart was called back as Clint Garner tagged the cone.

 

Single file to the green, McCarl tracked high on Lasoski into the first turns, pulling to the hub in turn three. With a full head of steam, Terry let the right rear speak for itself across the racing surface, taking the lead on Lap 15.

 

Asked about the pass for the lead, Terry replied, “Well, I just knew what he was doing on those restarts, and what he did to Jason. He was eating that top up, and I hadn’t been to the top. We had a start, gave me a chance to practice it, and on the other restart I perfected it a little better, and I think he missed it a little bit.”

 

Held up briefly on Lap 21 in slower traffic, it would not be enough to deny McCarl victory, netting enough points to start eighth on Saturday night.

 

Danny Lasoski held on for the runner-up spot, earning the Dover, Mo. shoe the sixth spot in Saturday’s A-Feature. Amid an infamous Terry McCarl kiss, Danny said, “We got good points, just got beat by a good driver, and a good car, that’s all you can say. He had a good pace, and a lot of times, it’s better to be running second. He did what he had to do, and he just got beat.”

 

Earning his third podium with the World of Outlaws in 2015, Jason Johnson earned the bronze step in the Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 41.

 

“I tell you what, these Priority Aviation guys have been working their tails off this week. I just can’t say enough about this race team. Phillip and Cole have done a great job. We have a great group of supporters here, and to be on the podium on a prelim night; we’re pretty pleased,” said Johnson who will start ninth in Saturday’s feature event.

 

Kerry Madsen came up to fourth after starting seventh with Brian Brown coming out of the B-Feature to claw from 23rd to fifth in the Casey’s General Store / FVP No. 21.

 

Joey Saldana was sixth with James McFadden settling for seventh after starting 13th and bouncing around the top-ten most of the race. Lucas Wolfe crossed eighth, Stevie Smith ninth, and Brad Sweet tenth.

 

With 57 drivers drawing in, the weekend total comes to 112 drivers making the trip to the 55th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. Five Heats went to R.J. Johnson, Kerry Madsen, Dusty Zomer, Danny Lasoski, and Sammy Swindell.  Kevin Swindell was involved in a violent crash in the first heat and was taken to the hospital for observation.

 

C-Feature action was topped by Bill Balog with Clint Garner getting the B-Feature win over Greg Wilson by 0.024 seconds. A thrilling race to the end, the top five were separated by only 0.912 seconds.

 

With the points tallied from Wednesday and Thursday, Donny Schatz will lead the field to the green on Saturday night with a ninth Nationals Championship on his mind. This marks the 18th time Donny has made the cut for Saturday’s feature event. Kerry Madsen will start his ninth championship feature from the outside of the front row.

 

Join us tomorrow night, Friday, August 14 for night #3 of the 55th FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores!  For more information on Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

 

410 Results

 

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (12), 15.086; 2. 29, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (11), 15.175; 3. 1B, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH (5), 15.201; 4. 71M, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (8), 15.358; 5. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (24), 15.409; 6. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (16), 15.415; 7. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (14), 15.443; 8. 19M, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (19), 15.452; 9. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (29), 15.485; 10. 1Z, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA (25), 15.513; 11. 1ST, Gary Taylor, Snohomish, WA (17), 15.540; 12. 9K, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (3), 15.577; 13. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (34), 15.618; 14. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (38), 15.627; 15. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (36), 15.645; 16. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (7), 15.648; 17. 19S, Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, OK (37), 15.664; 18. 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (9), 15.665; 19. 45, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (31), 15.676; 20. 9P, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (21), 15.685; 21. 10, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (13), 15.688; 22. 29W, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (30), 15.693; 23. 67H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (10), 15.752; 24. 3G, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust. (20), 15.752; 25. 17B, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI (44), 15.752; 26. 2LX, Ed Lynch Jr., Apollo, PA (15), 15.785; 27. 3A, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE (50), 15.811; 28. 23M, Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC (2), 15.820; 29. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (26), 15.836; 30. 93, Glenndon Forsythe, York, PA (18), 15.839; 31. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (4), 15.861; 32. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (52), 15.873; 33. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (51), 15.882; 34. 70, Dean Jacobs, Wooster, OH (42), 15.896; 35. 7R, Roger Crockett, Medford, OR (27), 15.921; 36. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (32), 15.934; 37. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (57), 15.964; 38. 11N, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (35), 16.000; 39. 1X, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (23), 16.008; 40. 11, Steve Kinser, Bloomington, IN (46), ‘16.009; 41. 71, Kevin Swindell, Bartlett, TN (49), 16.044; 42. O1, Christopher Bell, Norman, OK (28), 16.048; 43. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (33), 16.104; 44. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (54), 16.128; 45. 17J, Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL (47), 16.149; 46. 88N, DJ Netto, Hanford, CA (43), 16.165; 47. 20N, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (39), 16.178; 48. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (53), 16.193; 49. 31B, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (45), 16.224; 50. 44W, Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens, WA (55), 16.308; 51. 47, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (6), 16.331; 52. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (40), 16.417; 53. 55XM, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (22), 16.506; 54. 56B, Ryan Bernal, Hollister, CA (41), 16.511; 55. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (1), 16.581; 56. 1P, Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO (48), 16.909; 57. 23B, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (56), NT.

 

Heat one (started), 10 Laps, 2:43.7: 1. RJ Johnson (1); 2. Ed Lynch Jr. (3); 3. Brad Sweet (8); 4. Brooke Tatnell (5) / 5. Gary Taylor (6); 6. Dylan Peterson (2); 7. DJ Netto (10); 8. Greg Wilson (7) / 9. Matt Moro (4); 10. Kevin Swindell (9)

 

Heat two (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Kerry Madsen (8); 2. Billy Alley (3); 3. Danny Dietrich (4); 4. Stevie Smith (5) / 5. Clint Garner (7); 6. Chris Martin (1); 7. Christopher Bell (9); 8. Hunter Schuerenberg (10) / 9. Kevin Thomas Jr. (6); 10. Chad Kemenah (2)

 

Heat three (started), 10 Laps, 2:41.1: 1. Dusty Zomer (2); 2. Jason Johnson (4); 3. Dale Blaney (6); 4. Randy Hannagan (1) / 5. Logan Schuchart (8); 6. Brent Marks (7); 7. Jonathan Cornell (5); 8. Skylar Prochaska (9) / 9. Lance Moss (3); DNS - Sam Hafertepe Jr.

 

Heat four (started), 10 Laps, 2:41.7: 1. Danny Lasoski (6); 2. James McFadden (4); 3. Joey Saldana (8); 4. Dean Jacobs (2) / 5. Tim Kaeding (3); 6. Tim Shaffer (5); 7. Brian Brown (7); 8. Mark Dobmeier (9) / 9. Don Droud Jr. (1); 10. Shane Golobic (10)

 

Heat five (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Sammy Swindell (6); 2. Terry McCarl (4); 3. Steve Kinser (1); 4. Lucas Wolfe (7) / 5. Roger Crockett (2); 6. Parker Price-Miller (5); 7. Austen Wheatley (8); 8. Joey Moughan (9) / 9. Glenndon Forsythe (3); DNS - Bill Balog

 

C main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Bill Balog (2); 2. Jeff Swindell (7); 3. Ryan Bernal (9); 4. Bobby Mincer (8); 5. Shane Golobic (6); 6. Curtis Evans (10); 7. Lance Moss (3); 8. Kevin Thomas Jr. (1); 9. Don Droud Jr. (5); 10. Glenndon Forsythe (4); DNS – Matt Moro, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Chad Kemenah, Kevin Swindell, Brandon Wimmer, Kevin Ingle, Seth Bergman

 

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:28.8: 1. Clint Garner (2); 2. Greg Wilson (1); 3. Brian Brown (4); 4. Tim Shaffer (7); 5. Brent Marks (3); 6. Roger Crockett (11); 7. Mark Dobmeier (15); 8. Christopher Bell (13); 9. Jonathan Cornell (6); 10. Logan Schuchart (19); 11. Parker Price-Miller (8); 12. Bill Balog (21); 13. Dylan Peterson (10); 14. Jeff Swindell (22); 15. DJ Netto (17); 16. Ryan Bernal (23); 17. Chris Martin (12); 18. Bobby Mincer (24); 19. Austen Wheatley (20); 20. Gary Taylor (5); 21. Hunter Schuerenberg (18); 22. Skylar Prochaska (14); 23. Tim Kaeding (9); 24. Joey Moughan (16)

 

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (9); 2. Danny Lasoski (1); 3. Jason Johnson (2); 4. Kerry Madsen (7); 5. Brian Brown (23); 6. Joey Saldana (5); 7. James McFadden (13); 8. Lucas Wolfe (3); 9. Stevie Smith (11); 10. Brad Sweet (8); 11. Dusty Zomer (16); 12. Danny Dietrich (12); 13. Dean Jacobs (17); 14. Steve Kinser (20); 15. Dale Blaney (6); 16. Greg Wilson (22); 17. Clint Garner (21); 18. Billy Alley (15); 19. Randy Hannagan (19); 20. Ed Lynch Jr. (14); 21. RJ Johnson (18); 22. Brooke Tatnell (10); 23. Sammy Swindell (4); 24. Tim Shaffer (24). Lap Leaders: Lasoski 1-14, T. McCarl 15-25. Hard-charger: Brown.

 

A Main Lineup for Saturday (first 8 rows)

 

1.      15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND

2.      29, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.

3.      7, David Gravel, Watertown, CT

4.      71m, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN

5.      49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA

6.      2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO

7.      51, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN

8.      24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA

9.      41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA

10.  93H, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH

11.  1B, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH

12.  16, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK

13.  1z, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA

14.  21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO

15.  9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK

16.  24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA

 

B Main Lineup for Saturday (first five rows)

 

1.      12x, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA

2.      89, Cody Darrah, Red Lion, PA

3.      1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN

4.      1D, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD

5.      7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA

6.      40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD

7.      19s, Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, OK

8.      3G, James McFadden, Brisbane, QLD, Aust.

9.      27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA

10.  W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH

 

Combined Points for Wednesday and Thursday

 

15 

Donny Schatz 

492 

29 

Kerry Madsen 

492 

David Gravel 

485 

71M 

Joey Saldana 

478 

49 

Brad Sweet 

476 

Danny Lasoski 

472 

51 

Paul McMahan 

471 

24 

Terry McCarl 

469 

41 

Jason Johnson 

469 

10 

93H 

Sheldon Haudenschild 

465 

11 

1B 

Dale Blaney 

462 

12 

16 

Shane Stewart 

460 

13 

1Z 

Lucas Wolfe 

459 

14 

21 

Brian Brown 

458 

15 

Daryn Pittman 

457 

16 

24R 

Rico Abreu 

456 

17 

12X 

Wayne Johnson 

455 

18 

89 

Cody Darrah 

450 

19 

Sammy Swindell 

448 

20 

1D 

Justin Henderson 

445 

21 

7TAZ 

Tasker Phillips 

445 

22 

40 

Clint Garner 

444 

23 

19S 

Stevie Smith 

443 

24 

3G 

James McFadden 

439 

25 

27 

Greg Hodnett 

439 

26 

W20 

Greg Wilson 

439 

27 

17W 

Bryan Clauson 

435 

28 

18 

Ian Madsen 

431 

29 

29W 

Danny Dietrich 

430 

30 

56 

Davey Heskin 

429 

31 

55 

Brooke Tatnell 

419 

32 

82 

Dusty Zomer 

416 

33 

19M 

Brent Marks 

413 

34 

3A 

Billy Alley 

411 

35 

95 

Matt Covington 

410 

36 

2LX 

Ed Lynch Jr. 

409 

37 

35AU 

Jamie Veal 

408 

38 

22 

Tony Shilling 

404 

39 

45 

Tim Shaffer 

403 

40 

7S 

Jason Sides 

403 

41 

71X 

Tyler Courtney 

402 

42 

70 

Dean Jacobs 

401 

43 

29C 

Willie Croft 

398 

44 

11K 

Kraig Kinser 

394 

45 

Bud Kaeding 

393 

46 

11 

Steve Kinser 

390 

47 

81X 

Lee Jacobs 

390 

48 

71A 

RJ Johnson 

390 

49 

19 

Bob Weuve 

389 

50 

12 

Lynton Jeffrey 

385 

51 

Dakota Hendrickson 

384 

52 

83 

Aaron Reutzel 

384 

53 

31C 

Justyn Cox 

384 

54 

28 

Jonathan Cornell 

382 

55 

11N 

Randy Hannagan 

381 

56 

1ST 

Gary Taylor 

380 

57 

84 

Scott Bogucki 

377 

58 

9P 

Parker Price-Miller 

377 

59 

21AU 

Jordyn Brazier 

376 

60 

19P 

Paige Polyak 

370 

61 

69 

Mike Moore 

369 

62 

17A 

Austin McCarl 

365 

63 

49J 

Josh Schneiderman 

362 

64 

7R 

Roger Crockett 

360 

65 

17 

Josh Baughman 

356 

66 

17B 

Bill Balog 

353 

67 

25 

Dylan Peterson 

351 

68 

7D 

Dustin Selvage 

348 

69 

4R 

Jon Agan 

340 

70 

9K 

Kevin Thomas Jr. 

340 

71 

Tim Kaeding 

338 

72 

O1 

Christopher Bell 

336 

73 

13 

Mark Dobmeier 

331 

74 

44 

Chris Martin 

331 

75 

1A 

Jacob Allen 

331 

76 

13X 

Jac Haudenschild 

330 

77 

1S 

Logan Schuchart 

326 

78 

10 

Matt Moro 

316 

79 

88N 

DJ Netto 

314 

80 

5V 

Colby Copeland 

312 

81 

23M 

Lance Moss 

310 

82 

67H 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. 

307 

83 

2KS 

Craig Dollansky 

304 

84 

35 

Skylar Prochaska 

303 

85 

55W 

Logan Wagner 

301 

86 

93 

Glenndon Forsythe 

300 

87 

44W 

Austen Wheatley 

298 

88 

20N 

Hunter Schuerenberg 

297 

89 

17J 

Joey Moughan 

295 

90 

2L 

Logan Forler 

293 

91 

10H 

Chad Kemenah 

287 

92 

1X 

Don Droud Jr. 

284 

93 

99 

Brady Bacon 

281 

94 

75 

Glen Saville 

275 

95 

47 

Jeff Swindell 

274 

96 

81 

Austin Johnson 

272 

97 

23 

Jimmy Light 

270 

98 

31B 

Shane Golobic 

269 

99 

71 

Kevin Swindell 

267 

100 

20 

AJ Moeller 

263 

101 

15M 

Bobby Mincer 

261 

102 

56B 

Ryan Bernal 

255 

103 

7X 

Kaley Gharst 

253 

104 

4S 

Danny Smith 

236 

105 

O5 

Brad Loyet 

219 

106 

96AU 

Bruce White 

217 

107 

1P 

Curtis Evans 

215 

108 

96 

Bronson Maeschen 

212 

109 

55XM 

Brandon Wimmer 

212 

110 

17M 

Todd Mickelson 

210 

111 

2K 

Kevin Ingle 

200 

112 

23B 

Seth Bergman 

188 

 

 

Shane Stewart Tops RacingJunk.com Qualifying Night at the FVP Knoxville Nationals!
by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright


Knoxville, IA, August 12, 2015 –
When Shane Stewart rolled into Knoxville on Sunday for the Capitani Classic, he walked away with a $5,000 payday and the goal of beating Donny Schatz. Fast Forward to Wednesday’s RacingJunk.com Qualifying Night, and the Bixby, Okla. shoe put his Jeff Gordon throwback / Kick-It No. 16 in Victory Lane just ahead of Donny; collecting a cool $12,000 payday in his 14th career Knoxville Raceway victory.

 

“You don’t every let your guard down with him [Schatz]. I’ve been beat a lot this year by him and we’re going to have to be a little better to beat him on Saturday,” said Shane in Victory Lane. “Honestly, I told the guys when we drew No. 71 to just relax, it didn’t make a huge effect on Sunday with twice as many racecars, and I was actually shocked the track slowed down as much as it did but it is what it is. It put us on the front row and we were able to take advantage of it.”

 

Earning the pole for the evening’s 25 lap feature event, Shane was quick to hit the cushion through the first two turns to hold the lead.

 

Keeping ahead of Daryn Pittman as traffic came into play on Lap 8 by 1.908 seconds, Stewart nearly tagged the wall through the third and fourth turns trying to clear a group of slower cars.

 

Losing very little speed, Shane put four slower cars between himself and the race for second involving Daryn Pittman, Wayne Johnson, and Donny Schatz with the trio going three deep on Lap 11 with Johnson taking the runner-up spot.

 

The first caution of the night on Lap 15 for Ian Madsen, who retired to the Pits with damage to the rear suspension, Stewart lined up with Johnson, Schatz, Pittman, and Gravel in tow. Staying high on the restart, Wayne Johnson dove low, but would not have enough steam to complete the pass, allowing Donny Schatz the opportunity to take over second.

 

Giving chase into traffic in the closing laps, Shane banked off the cushion in turn one on the final circuit, but would not be denied, crossing the checkered flag 0.614 seconds ahead of the Bad Boy Buggies No. 15.

 

“This whole team’s phenomenal. Bad Boy Buggies and Chevrolet Performance, without those guys, we wouldn’t be doing this and Tony Stewart himself being here this year, we’re glad to have him here with us. We wanted to get him a win tonight, but we’ll try our damndest on Saturday night,” commented Schatz.

 

Taking advantage of the mid-race restart, David Gravel was able to shoot to the final podium step with a big run down the back straightaway on Lap 16, “It’s been a crazy year testing how much I love this sport and I love it a lot. We’ve been working really hard, just struggling on the balance of the racecar and two days ago, we got a good balance, got a good Al Parker engine now, and were able to qualify well. I’m looking forward to the feature. If we keeping doing this, we’ll be up here more often.”

 

Paul McMahan moved up one spot to finish fourth with Justin Henderson from tenth completing the top-five.

 

Wayne Johnson slipped back to sixth with Daryn Pittman also slipping from second to finish seventh. Advancing from the B-Feature, California’s Rico Abreu charged from 23rd to eighth with Greg Hodnett and Sheldon Haudenschild completing the top-ten.

 

With 55 drivers timing in, drivers were divided into five Heat Races with Jamie Veal, Willie Croft, Tyler Courtney, Tony Shilling, and Dakota Hendrickson earning wins.

 

C-Feature action went to Jac Haudenschild with Tasker Phillips topping the B-Feature.

 

A look at points after the first night of action, and Donny Schatz with quick time, third in his Heat, and runner-up in the feature leads the charge with 492 points. David Gravel is second with 485, followed by Paul McMahan (471), Sheldon Haudenschild (465), and Shane Stewart (460).

 

Join us tomorrow night, Thursday, August 13 for night #2 of the 55th FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores!  For more information on Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

 

410 Results

 

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (14), 14.953; 2. 7, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (10), 15.099; 3. 31C, Justyn Cox, Clarksburg, CA (1), 15.216; 4. 89, Cody Darrah, Red Lion, PA (16), 15.255; 5. 93H, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (2), 15.263; 6. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 15.279; 7. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (4), 15.316; 8. 51, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (46), 15.317; 9. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (5), 15.352; 10. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (41), 15.359; 11. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust (35), 15.378; 12. O, Bud Kaeding, Campbell, CA (8), 15.390; 13. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (25), 15.393; 14. 12X, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (13), 15.410; 15. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (54), 15.413; 16. 17W, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN (40), 15.423; 17. 69, Mike Moore, Des Moines, IA (3), 15.439; 18. 16, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (51), 15.442; 19. 83, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (39), 15.454; 20. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (27), 15.455; 21. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (44), 15.502; 22. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA (31), 15.531; 23. 1D, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (37), 15.542; 24. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (26), 15.586; 25. 4R, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (9), 15.600; 26. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (43), 15.612; 27. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (45), 15.636; 28. 7D, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (21), 15.657; 29. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (22), 15.657; 30. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (29), 15.673; 31. 35AU, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (53), 15.677; 32. 29C, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (24), 15.692; 33. 71X, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (49), 15.697; 34. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (18), 15.698; 35. 81X, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH (19), 15.715; 36. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (6), 15.718; 37. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (34), 15.731; 38. 5V, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (7), 15.739; 39. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (15), 15.742; 40. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (47), 15.758; 41. 13X, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (36), 15.767; 42. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (20), 15.795; 43. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (50), 15.800; 44. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (23), 15.820; 45. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (52), 15.835; 46. 55W, Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (12), 15.849; 47. 81, Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA (32), 15.857; 48. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID (28), 15.899; 49. 23, Jimmy Light, West Springfield, PA (11), 16.000; 50. 7X, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (33), 16.000; 51. 4S, Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH (38), 16.093; 52. O5, Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO (55), 16.424; 53. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (48), 16.999; 54. 96AU, Bruce White, Merrylands West, NSW, Aust. (30), 17.363; 55. 17M, Todd Mickelson, Minot, ND (42), 18.095.

 

Heat one (started), 10 Laps, 2:38.1: 1. Jamie Veal (2); 2. Ian Madsen (6); 3. Donny Schatz (8); 4. Scott Bogucki (1) / 5. Josh Schneiderman (3); 6. Bryan Clauson (5); 7. Paige Polyak (4); 8. Tasker Phillips (7) / 9. Jac Haudenschild (9); 10. Logan Wagner (10)

 

Heat two (started), 10 Laps, 2:41.2: 1. Willie Croft (2); 2. Greg Hodnett (4); 3. Kraig Kinser (1); 4. David Gravel (8) / 5. Josh Baughman (3); 6. Bud Kaeding (6); 7. Matt Covington (7); 8. Mike Moore (5) / 9. Austin Johnson (10); 10. Glen Saville (9)

 

Heat three (started), 10 Laps, 2:40.2: 1. Tyler Courtney (2); 2. Justin Henderson (4); 3. Shane Stewart (5); 4. Paul McMahan (7) / 5. Dustin Selvage (3); 6. Jason Sides (6); 7. Colby Copeland (1); 8. Logan Forler (10) / 9. Justyn Cox (8); 10. Brady Bacon (9)

 

Heat four (started), 10 Laps, 2:39.9: 1. Tony Shilling (2); 2. Davey Heskin (4); 3. Jordyn Brazier (1); 4. Wayne Johnson (6) / 5. Aaron Reutzel (5); 6. Austin McCarl (3); 7. Cody Darrah (8); 8. Bob Weuve (7) / 9. Jimmy Light (10); 10. AJ Moeller (9)

 

Heat five (started), 10 Laps, 2:42.3: 1. Dakota Hendrickson (1); 2. Daryn Pittman (6); 3. Lee Jacobs (2); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (8) / 5. Rico Abreu (7); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 7. Jon Agan (4); 8. Jacob Allen (3) / 9. Craig Dollansky (9); 10. Kaley Gharst (10)

 

C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:45.5: 1. Jac Haudenschild (2); 2. Justyn Cox (1); 3. Logan Wagner (5); 4. Craig Dollansky (6) / 5. Brady Bacon (4); 6. Jimmy Light (7); 7. Austin Johnson (8); 8. Danny Smith (9); 9. Glen Saville (3); 10. Bruce White (12); 11. Todd Mickelson (11); 12. Kaley Gharst (10); DNS - AJ Moeller, Brad Loyet, Bronson Maeschen

 

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:22.2: 1. Tasker Phillips (2); 2. Cody Darrah (1); 3. Rico Abreu (5); 4. Bryan Clauson (8) / 5. Jason Sides (7); 6. Matt Covington (3); 7. Lynton Jeffrey (11); 8. Austin McCarl (17); 9. Jac Haudenschild (21); 10. Aaron Reutzel (10); 11. Bud Kaeding (6); 12. Paige Polyak (12); 13. Bob Weuve (4); 14. Josh Schneiderman (14); 15. Mike Moore (9); 16. Josh Baughman (15); 17. Logan Wagner (23); 18. Craig Dollansky (24); 19. Dustin Selvage (16); 20. Justyn Cox (22); 21. Jacob Allen (18); 22. Logan Forler (20); 23. Jon Agan (13); 24. Colby Copeland (19)

 

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Shane Stewart (1); 2. Donny Schatz (8); 3. David Gravel (7); 4. Paul McMahan (5); 5. Justin Henderson (10); 6. Wayne Johnson (3); 7. Daryn Pittman (2); 8. Rico Abreu (23); 9. Greg Hodnett (9); 10. Sheldon Haudenschild (6); 11. Bryan Clauson (24); 12. Davey Heskin (11); 13. Tasker Phillips (21); 14. Cody Darrah (22); 15. Kraig Kinser (18); 16. Tony Shilling (15); 17. Jamie Veal (12); 18. Tyler Courtney (14); 19. Lee Jacobs (16); 20. Dakota Hendrickson (20); 21. Willie Croft (13); 22. Jordyn Brazier (19); 23. Scott Bogucki (17); 24. Ian Madsen (4). Lap Leader: Stewart 1-25. Hard-charger: Abreu.

 

Points Accumulated Wednesday…

 

1

15

Donny Schatz

492

2

7

David Gravel

485

3

51

Paul McMahan

471

4

93H

Sheldon Haudenschild

465

5

16

Shane Stewart

460

6

9

Daryn Pittman

457

7

24R

Rico Abreu

456

8

12X

Wayne Johnson

455

9

89

Cody Darrah

450

10

1D

Justin Henderson

445

11

7TAZ

Tasker Phillips

445

12

27

Greg Hodnett

439

13

17W

Bryan Clauson

435

14

18

Ian Madsen

431

15

56

Davey Heskin

429

16

95

Matt Covington

410

17

35AU

Jamie Veal

408

18

22

Tony Shilling

404

19

7S

Jason Sides

403

20

71X

Tyler Courtney

402

21

29C

Willie Croft

398

22

11K

Kraig Kinser

394

23

O

Bud Kaeding

393

24

81X

Lee Jacobs

390

25

19

Bob Weuve

389

26

12

Lynton Jeffrey

385

27

4

Dakota Hendrickson

384

28

83

Aaron Reutzel

384

29

31C

Justyn Cox

384

30

84

Scott Bogucki

377

31

21AU

Jordyn Brazier

376

32

19P

Paige Polyak

370

33

69

Mike Moore

369

34

17A

Austin McCarl

365

35

49J

Josh Schneiderman

362

36

17

Josh Baughman

356

37

7D

Dustin Selvage

348

38

4R

Jon Agan

340

39

1A

Jacob Allen

331

40

13X

Jac Haudenschild

330

41

5V

Colby Copeland

312

42

2KS

Craig Dollansky

304

43

55W

Logan Wagner

301

44

2L

Logan Forler

293

45

99

Brady Bacon

281

46

75

Glen Saville

275

47

81

Austin Johnson

272

48

23

Jimmy Light

270

49

20

AJ Moeller

263

50

7X

Kaley Gharst

253

51

4S

Danny Smith

236

52

O5

Brad Loyet

219

53

96AU

Bruce White

217

54

96

Bronson Maeschen

212

55

17M

Todd Mickelson

210

 

 

 

Shane Stewart Slides to Victory in the 4th Annual Capitani Classic!

 by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, August 9, 2015 – If the Slide Job was an Olympic sport, Shane Stewart would have collected the gold medal on Sunday night at the Knoxville Raceway; pulling off a deep Slide Job on Danny Lasoski though turns three and four on Lap 20 to become the fourth winner in as many years in the fourth annual Kustom Concrete Pumping Capitani Classic.

“I knew he was coming so I actually hesitated a little bit there with the two guys in front of me. I wasn’t sure where to go and I know he’s been exceptionally good here on the bottom,” explained Stewart when asked about the setup for the pass. “Lately, our car has been really good the last part of the race, and that’s what we’ve been trying to concentrate on because the No. 15 beats us on a daily basis, his lap times always increase as the race goes on, or at least quicker at the end of the race so we’ve been trying to concentrate on that and so far we’ve been able to achieve that a little bit. It’s just a testament to everyone on this L.M.R. Team.”

With a sigh of relief, Stewart said, “I can’t thank my guys enough. They gave me a really good Hot Rod. We’ve been absolutely terrible here this year so to get a win here going into our Wednesday qualifying night definitely gives this team a boost, and hopefully good things will come for Wednesday and on into Saturday.”

Giving chase early on from sixth, the race of the lead was between Kerry Madsen and Danny Lasoski with the No. 29 on top. Keeping just over a second advantage for the first eight laps, slower traffic began to come into play with Lasoski closing the gap.

Working the center groove through the first two turns, the Big Game Motorsports No. 2 was all over Madsen’s back bumper in a matter of laps. Switching grooves to the usual Lasoski Catfish, the challenge for the lead came on Lap 14 with “The Dude” going to the point off the second turn.

Pulling away by 0.627 seconds before Madsen was able to make back to the line, Lasoski looked to be in control; but traffic was not done writing their story.

Pulling to a pair of lapped cars, Madsen with Shane Stewart in tow since Lap 4 closed fast. With a huge head of steam, Stewart pulled the slide on Madsen for second; trying the same move on Lasoski the following lap without the desired result.

Back into Lasoski’s tire tracks, the slide came again on Lap 21 with the Larson Marks Racing No. 2 clearing Danny entering turn four and quickly pulling away to 1.440 second by the next lap. Finding slower cars in the final two revolutions, it made no difference as Stewart crossed 1.594 seconds ahead of Lasoski.

Kerry Madsen ended his night third with Sammy Swindell pulling off the low line pass on Paul McMahan for fourth on the final lap, who nearly ended his night coming to the checkered with a slap to the front straight-a-way wall.

Joey Saldana was sixth with Daryn Pittman close behind in seventh. Jamie Veal from 14th was eighth with Lynton Jeffrey and Justin Henderson making up the top-ten.

With 80 drivers making the call for the fourth edition of the Capitani Classic, split qualifying saw Kerry Madsen fastest in Group A at 15.050 seconds. Group B was topped by Daryn Pittman with a 15.290 seconds lap.

Six Heats, divided into three for each qualifying group took place. Group A Heats were won by Danny Dietrich, Ian Madsen, and Davey Heskin. Group B Heats went to Brian Brown, Jamie Veal, and Parker Price-Miller.

With the top-three advancing from each Heat, the top four fastest drivers from both qualifying groups who advanced were locked into a seven round, 2 Lap Pole Shuffle with the winner advancing up the ladder. The first round saw Paul McMahan over Lynton Jeffrey. Facing Joey Saldana in the second round, the No. 71m went three straight over McMahan, Stewart, and Swindell before going down in the sixth round to Danny Lasoski who was not able to keep pace with Kerry Madsen taking home an extra $3,000 courtesy of Greenland Homes, and in doing so set a new 2 Lap record at 32.1 seconds.

“I couldn’t be more proud of Greenland Homes, Kustom Concrete Pumping and Nehring Construction,” said Madsen. “It’s fantastic to see new people in the sport. I got lucky and got the inside starting spot on the ‘Dude’. It could have gone either way. We’ll take it!”

A 10 Lap C-Feature was topped by Brandon Wimmer. Going back to A and B groups for the night’s B-Features, Greg Hodnett won the consolation feature for the A Group. Daryn Pittman topped the Group B consolation.

Join us Wednesday through Saturday, August 12-15 for the 55th FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores! For more information on Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Group A Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 29, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (8), 15.050; 2. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (14), 15.189; 3. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA (4), 15.239; 4. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (29), 15.366; 5. 2S, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (6), 15.408; 6. 51, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (35), 15.416; 7. 31C, Justyn Cox, Clarksburg, CA (10), 15.441; 8. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust (25), 15.471; 9. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (9), 15.524; 10. 29W, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (31), 15.551; 11. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (17), 15.587; 12. 4A, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (18), 15.593; 13. 3G, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust. (7), 15.596; 14. 45, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (30), 15.608; 15. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (2), 15.612; 16. 77X, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (26), 15.615; 17. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (11), 15.621; 18. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (24), 15.680; 19. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (37), 15.696; 20. O, Bud Kaeding, Campbell, CA (12), 15.702; 21. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (20), 15.704; 22. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (32), 15.784; 23. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (28), 15.798; 24. 1X, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (40), 15.812; 25. 70, Dean Jacobs, Wooster, OH (1), 15.822; 26. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID (23), 15.861; 27. 4S, Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH (34), 15.882; 28. 83, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (39), 15.890; 29. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (16), 15.897; 30. 31B, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (5), 15.978; 31. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (36), 16.042; 32. 71, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (38), 16.043; 33. 55XM, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (13), 16.161; 34. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (19), 16.206; 35. 23, Jimmy Light, West Springfield, PA (3), 16.227; 36. 5V, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (33), 16.255; 37. 93, Glenndon Forsythe, York, PA (22), 16.312; 38. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (27), 16.396; 39. 49S, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (15), 16.969; 40. 17M, Todd Mickelson, Minot, ND (21), 18.071.

Group B Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (9), 15.290; 2. 67H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (37), 15.349; 3. 1S, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (21), 15.379; 4. 71M, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (15), 15.404; 5. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (13), 15.436; 6. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (22), 15.440; 7. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (4), 15.446; 8. 35AU, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (14), 15.468; 9. 7, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (5), 15.560; 10. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (12), 15.576; 11. 89, Cody Darrah, Red Lion, PA (17), 15.578; 12. 9P, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (11), 15.585; 13. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (32), 15.603; 14. 19M, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (18), 15.611; 15. 1B, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH (33), 15.619; 16. 93H, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (8), 15.621; 17. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (19), 15.636; 18. 1J, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (3), 15.644; 19. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (31), 15.664; 20. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (23), 15.688; 21. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (29), 15.698; 22. 17W, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN (35), 15.702; 23. 7R, Roger Crockett, Medford, OR (25), 15.713; 24. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (24), 15.761; 25. 7G, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (10), 15.782; 26. 11N, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (34), 15.819; 27. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (36), 15.821; 28. 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (26), 15.834; 29. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (30), 15.847; 30. 88N, DJ Netto, Hanford, CA (20), 15.849; 31. 23B, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (16), 15.861; 32. 13X, Kevin Swindell, Bartlett, TN (6), 15.879; 33. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (2), 15.881; 34. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (38), 15.946; 35. 40H, Caleb Helms, Findlay, OH (27), 15.982; 36. 20N, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (28), 16.027; 37. 23M, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (39), 16.048; 38. 47, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (40), 16.080; 39. 7H, JoJo Helberg, Santa Rosa, CA (7), 16.085; 40. 56B, Ryan Bernal, Hollister, CA (1), 16.197.

Group A Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Danny Dietrich (1); 2. Wayne Johnson (6); 3. Kerry Madsen (4) / 4. Justyn Cox (2); 5. Justin Henderson (3); 6. Brooke Tatnell (7); 7. James McFadden (5); 8. Aaron Reutzel (8); 9. Chris Martin (11); 10. Dean Jacobs (9); 11. Bob Weuve (10) DNS – RJ Johnson

Group A Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:05.9: 1. Ian Madsen (2); 2. Danny Lasoski (4); 3. Shane Stewart (3) / 4. Craig Dollansky (1); 5. Greg Wilson (6); 6. Jordyn Brazier (8); 7. Tim Shaffer (5); 8. Logan Forler (9); 9. Bud Kaeding (7); 10. Tony Shilling (10); 11. Tyler Courtney (11); 12. Jimmy Light (12)

Group A Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.8: 1. Davey Heskin (2); 2. Jon Agan (1); 3. Paul McMahan (3) / 4. Greg Hodnett (4); 5. Josh Baughman (6); 6. Tim Kaeding (5); 7. Shane Golobic (8); 8. Dakota Hendrickson (7); 9. Danny Smith (9); 10. Brandon Wimmer (11); 11. Colby Copeland (10) DNS – Don Droud Jr.

Group B Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:05.2: 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (2); 3. Joey Saldana (3) / 4. Daryn Pittman (4); 5. Tasker Phillips (5); 6. Sheldon Haudenschild (6); 7. Bryan Clauson (8); 8. David Gravel (9); 9. Bronson Maeschen (7); 10. Jonathan Cornell (10); 11. Scott Bogucki (12); 12. Seth Bergman (11)

Group B Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.5: 1. Jamie Veal (2); 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4); 3. Chad Kemenah (6) / 4. Terry McCarl (3); 5. Cody Darrah (1); 6. Matt Covington (10); 7. Brent Marks (5); 8. Josh Schneiderman (7); 9. Randy Hannagan (9); 10. Kevin Swindell (11); 11. Roger Crockett (8); 12. Caleb Helms (12)

Group B Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.7: 1. Parker Price-Miller (1); 2. Dale Blaney (5); 3. Sammy Swindell (4) / 4. Dustin Selvage (2); 5. Mark Dobmeier (11); 6. DJ Netto (10); 7. Austin McCarl (9); 8. Dylan Peterson (8); 9. Hunter Schuerenberg (12); 10. Paige Polyak (7); 11. Jac Haudenschild (6); 12. Rico Abreu (3)

C main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Brandon Wimmer (3); 2. Mark Dobmeier (8); 3. DJ Netto (2); 4. Tyler Courtney (1) / 5. Brad Sweet (15); 6. Kevin Swindell (6); 7. Jeff Swindell (18); 8. Colby Copeland (9); 9. Jack Dover (16); 10. Ryan Bernal (20); 11. Bob Weuve (5); 12. Jimmy Light (7); 13. Scott Bogucki (10); 14. Kevin Ingle (13); 15. Glenndon Forsythe (11); 16. Seth Bergman (4); 17. Hunter Schuerenberg (14); 18. Todd Mickelson (17); 19. Caleb Helms (12); 20. JoJo Helberg (19) DNS – RJ Johnson, Don Droud Jr.

Pole Shuffle 1, 2 Laps, 33.9: 1. Paul McMahan 2. Lynton Jeffrey

Pole Shuffle 2, 2 Laps, 32.5: 1. Joey Saldana 2. Paul McMahan

Pole Shuffle 3, 2 Laps, 33.0: 1. Joey Saldana 2. Shane Stewart

Pole Shuffle 4, 2 Laps, 33.2: 1. Joey Saldana 2. Sammy Swindell

Pole Shuffle 5, 2 Laps, 32.2: 1. Danny Lasoski 2. Joey Saldana

Pole Shuffle 6, 2 Laps, 33.0: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 2. Danny Lasoski

Pole Shuffle 7, 2 Laps, 32.1 (NTR): 1. Kerry Madsen 2. Danny Lasoski

Group A - B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Greg Hodnett (1); 2. Justin Henderson (2); 3. Tim Shaffer (6) / 4. Craig Dollansky (4); 5. James McFadden (5); 6. Tim Kaeding (7); 7. Tony Shilling (16); 8. Justyn Cox (3); 9. Bud Kaeding (9); 10. Brooke Tatnell (10); 11. Brandon Wimmer (19); 12. Chris Martin (18); 13. Jordyn Brazier (11); 14. DJ Netto (20); 15. Shane Golobic (17); 16. Aaron Reutzel (15); 17. Dean Jacobs (12); 18. Logan Forler (13); 19. Greg Wilson (8); 20. Danny Smith (14) DNS – Josh Baughman, Dakota Hendrickson

Group B - B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:23.7: 1. Daryn Pittman (1); 2. Terry McCarl (2); 3. Dustin Selvage (4); 4. Cody Darrah (3); 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (8); 6. Tasker Phillips (6); 7. Brent Marks (5); 8. Bronson Maeschen (10); 9. Bryan Clauson (9); 10. David Gravel (16); 11. Josh Schneiderman (7); 12. Austin McCarl (18); 13. Mark Dobmeier (17); 14. Randy Hannagan (13); 15. Tyler Courtney (19); 16. Paige Polyak (12); 17. Jonathan Cornell (15); 18. Dylan Peterson (11); 19. Roger Crockett (14) DNS – Rico Abreu, Jac Haudenschild, Matt Covington

Capitani Classic A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Shane Stewart (6); 2. Danny Lasoski (2); 3. Kerry Madsen (1); 4. Sammy Swindell (5); 5. Paul McMahan (7); 6. Joey Saldana (4); 7. Daryn Pittman (10); 8. Jamie Veal (14); 9. Lynton Jeffrey (8); 10. Greg Hodnett (9); 11. Justin Henderson (11); 12. Terry McCarl (12); 13. Brian Brown (16); 14. Ian Madsen (13); 15. Danny Dietrich (17); 16. Davey Heskin (15); 17. Chad Kemenah (20); 18. Tim Shaffer (21); 19. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (3); 20. Dale Blaney (18); 21. Dustin Selvage (22); 22. Wayne Johnson (19); 23. Parker Price-Miller (24); 24. Jon Agan (23). Lap Leaders: K. Madsen 1-13, Lasoski 14-19, Stewart 20-25. Hard-charger: Veal.

 

 

 

Terry McCarl Goes Flag-to-Flag for his Fourth 360 Nationals Victory!

by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, August 8, 2015 – If a face would appear next to the definition of the domination in the Dictionary, it just might be that of Terry McCarl, as the Altoona, Iowa native added a fourth championship trophy to his shelf in the 25th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.

Jumping to the lead twice as the caution for Justin Henderson and Ryan Roberts brought back the original start back, McCarl’s SnowPlow.com No. 24 buzzed the cushion with ease to lead the full 25 laps for the night’s $10,000 payday.

“Man, I’m use to going left after the scales. It’s been a while since I got to turn right here,” chuckled an elated Terry McCarl following his fifth career Knoxville Raceway victory in a 360cid Sprint Car. “What an honor to win this event for the fourth time. I said earlier, we really hadn’t planned on running this weekend had it not been for Don Long and Searsboro Telephone and Jamie Moyle.”

Asked what was his key to victory, McCarl replied, “Last night because we don’t run 360’s very often so it taught us a lot. We tightened the car more for tonight and when I was out there running, I thought if someone passes us, they must be running really good. I didn’t think the bottom was as good as it was last night. Dusty is so good on the bottom, and I didn’t ever hear anybody so I didn’t think there was enough to try down there.”

As much as four seconds ahead of the No. 82 of Dusty Zomer, a few hold ups in slower traffic allowed the Buffalo Wild Wings entry to close to 2.719 seconds at the drop of the checkered flag.

“The car was close, but I knew Terry was going to be tough to beat coming off the front row like that too. It was going to be a good race, but the top was just wide open. Last night I was running on the bottom, but it was just a little narrow so I never really did give it a shot,” said Zomer. “Hats off to Terry and his entire team. They were fast tonight.”

Marking his best finish in the 360 Nationals, Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour point’s leader, Aaron Reutzel, took the final podium step in the B.C. Fundz No. 87 after pulling off a hard slide job through turns three and four; blocking the charge on the low line entering the first turn on the second lap.

“When you run third to T-Mac and Dusty Zomer, that’s nothing to hang your head over, especially looking at all the people we did beat,” commented the Clute, Texas shoe. “This was a hell of a run by this team. I can’t thank Scottie McDonald enough with Dissolvalloy. If it wasn’t for him, we wouldn’t be standing here tonight but I’ve got a lot of great people here tonight; especially Christy Miller and I know Bob’s looking down smiling right now.”

Able to run down the No. 87 on several occasions, Wayne Johnson came close a few times to retake the third spot, but slower traffic kept the Townline Variety No. 77x fourth with Sammy Swindell taking fifth in the Cooper Motorsports No. 01.

Clint Garner crossed sixth with Brian Brown working from 11th to seventh. Danny Lasoski was eighth with Kevin Swindell making it to ninth from 15th. Bronson Maeschen was the night’s KSE Hard Charger with a 24th to 10th run.

With impending weather removing 305cid competition from the lineup, five features were contested with Jake Bubak winning the E-Feature. Jeff Swindell led the way in the D-Feature with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. taking the win in the C-Feature. The final chance to make the show went to Ryan Roberts.

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360 Results

E main (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Jake Bubak (1); 2. Randy Hannagan (4); 3. Brandon Wimmer (7); 4. Lance Moss (6); 5. James Mosher (8); 6. Kaley Gharst (2); 7. Kris Miller (11) / 8. Danny Smith (5); 9. Jason Schroeder (16); 10. Adam Speckman (13); 11. Darren Smith (12); 12. Blake Hahn (10); 13. Tyler Brooks (14); 14. Jared Goerges (9); 15. Kevin Ingle (15); 16. Mike Dapra (17); 17. Caleb Helms (3) DNS – 64, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA, 25B, Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 8, JD Johnson, Goddard, KS, 14H, Jim Huppunen, Welland, ONT, Can., 2D, Dave Saffell, Pleasantville, IA

D main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Jeff Swindell (2); 2. Danny Jennings (4); 3. Ricky Montgomery (3); 4. Parker Price-Miller (7); 5. Justyn Cox (6); 6. Ryan Bernal (5); 7. Tasker Phillips (8) / 8. Jack Dover (13); 9. DJ Netto (11); 10. Alan Zoutte (1); 11. Phil Dietz (9); 12. Jake Bubak (18); 13. Brooke Tatnell (10); 14. Randy Hannagan (19); 15. Dylan Peterson (16); 16. Michael Lang (17); 17. Brandon Wimmer (20); 18. Colby Copeland (15); 19. Kaley Gharst (21); 20. Rick Ziehl (12); 21. Kris Miller (24); 22. Jordan Weaver (14); 23. James Mosher (23); 24. Lance Moss (22) DNS – 84A, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 1H, Sean McClelland, Tulsa, OK, 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID

C main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4); 2. Ian Madsen (1); 3. Lee Grosz (3); 4. Scottie McDonald (5); 5. Seth Bergman (10) / 6. Jonathan Cornell (6); 7. Chris Martin (8); 8. Johnny Herrera (9); 9. Harli White (12); 10. Matt Covington (11); 11. Brandon Hanks (2); 12. Jeff Swindell (18); 13. Scott Winters (16); 14. Tasker Phillips (24); 15. Ryan Bernal (23); 16. Cody Ledger (7); 17. Ricky Montgomery (20); 18. Sheldon Haudenschild (14); 19. Kyle Bellm (17); 20. Bart Friedrichsen (13); 21. Tom Lenz (15); 22. Danny Jennings (19); 23. Justyn Cox (22); 24. Parker Price-Miller (21) DNS – 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 13v, Seth Brahmer, Wisner, NE, 5H, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE

B main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Ryan Roberts (1); 2. Billy Alley (3); 3. Tony Shilling (6); 4. Bronson Maeschen (2) / 5. Davey Heskin (15); 6. Russ Hall (4); 7. Thomas Kennedy (9); 8. Mark Smith (18); 9. Matt Moro (11); 10. Joe Beaver (14); 11. John Carney II (12); 12. Don Droud Jr. (13); 13. Ian Madsen (21); 14. Seth Bergman (24); 15. Carson McCarl (17); 16. Nate Van Haaften (7); 17. Lee Grosz (22); 18. Curt Michael (8); 19. Scottie McDonald (23); 20. Willie Croft (19); 21. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (20); 22. Josh Baughman (5); 23. Sawyer Phillips (10); 24. Jordyn Brazier (16) DNS – 10H, Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH

A main (started), 25 Laps, 7:31.8: 1. Terry McCarl (1); 2. Dusty Zomer (2); 3. Aaron Reutzel (6); 4. Wayne Johnson (4); 5. Sammy Swindell (5); 6. Clint Garner (3); 7. Brian Brown (11); 8. Danny Lasoski (8); 9. Kevin Swindell (15); 10. Bronson Maeschen (24); 11. Calvin Landis (9); 12. Tony Shilling (23); 13. Tony Bruce Jr. (12); 14. Jon Agan (17); 15. Jamie Ball (18); 16. Ryan Giles (10); 17. Billy Alley (22); 18. Casey Friedrichsen (14); 19. Bryan Clauson (13); 20. Tyler Thomas (20); 21. Jac Haudenschild (16); 22. Justin Henderson (19); 23. Tim Shaffer (7); 24. Ryan Roberts (21). Lap Leader: T. McCarl 1-15. Hard-charger: Maeschen.

 

 

 

 

Dusty Zomer Zooms to Victory Lane on Night #2 of the Knoxville 360 Nationals!
by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright


Knoxville, IA, August 7, 2015 –
A stacked field of drivers made the call for night-two of the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank with Dusty Zomer capturing his fifth career victory in 360cid competition at the famed half-mile.

 

The second time Zomer has stood atop the podium on a 360 Nationals preliminary night, the non-stop, 20 lap A-Feature allowed the Buffalo Wild Wings No. 82 to race to a 5.462 second advantage at the checkered flag.

 

“My Crew Chief gave me a great car tonight. I just has to be patient. I knew Brown was going to be fast, I knew Sammy was going to be fast; everyone was going to be fast, but I just had to be patient, run our race, and run our line,” said Zomer in Victory Lane. “You know it was 20 laps and you don’t have to lead the first five, or the first 10, you just need to lead that last one.”

 

Taking off from the pole, Brian Brown jumped to nearly a second advantage as Dusty Zomer worked past Sammy Swindell for the runner-up spot in the opening laps. Working low at both ends of the track, Zomer pulled even with the Casey General Store No. 21 on Lap 8. Wheel-to-wheel around the half-mile, Zomer shot to the top spot the following lap.

 

Green the remainder of the feature event, Zomer was uncontested; taking the win over Sammy Swindell, and in doing so, secures the second starting spot in Saturday’s $10,000 to win feature event.

 

Asked about the run, Sammy replied, “The first part doesn’t pay, it’s the end. We were off a little, so we need to go back and figure out where we are at. This is the first time to run this car on a half-mile with a 360, so I can’t complain.”

 

Pulling off a close pass on the No. 21 for the second spot on Lap 18, Sammy talked about the pass saying, “He kept changing his mind. One lap he’d be low, the next he’d be high….just make up your mind. I got a good run off of one and slid him, and I guess he didn’t like it, but that’s how it goes.”

 

Working on the No. 21 on the final lap, Terry McCarl put the SnowPlow.com No 24 on the final podium step.

 

“I thought we had a shot there at Sammy and Brian at one point. I looked up and they were just right in front of me, and I thought I had them both, but a lapped car came down and took my spot there, but that’s okay,” said McCarl. “The car was good. I think we could have been a little bit better even, but overall a great night.”

 

McCarl’s third place run puts the three time 360 Nationals Champion on the pole for Saturday night.

 

Making his No. 21 as wide as possible, Brian Brown was able to hold onto a fourth place finish with Kevin Swindell coming from 11th to complete the top-five.

 

As high as third in the latter part of the feature event, Wayne Johnson slipped to a sixth place finish trying to battle through the back markers. Chad Kemenah advanced eight spots to finish seventh with Jac Haudenschild eighth. Tim Shaffer finished ninth with Tony Shilling moving forward six spots to complete the top-ten.

 

Fifty-four drivers on Friday night brings the weekend total to 102 for the 25th Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. Five Heat Races went to Tony Shilling, Dusty Zomer, Don Droud, Jr., Ian Madsen, and Wayne Johnson. The night’s C-Feature was won by Randy Hannagan. B-Feature action went to Josh Baughman.

 

The 25th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank concludes Saturday night with the championship!  Knoxville Championship Cup Series 305 sprint cars will also be in action.  For more information on Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

 

360 Results

 

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (1), 16.152; 2. 45, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (2), 16.300; 3. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (9), 16.412; 4. 86, Tyler Thomas, Collinsville, OK (5), 16.566; 5. 77X, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.572; 6. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (13), 16.579; 7. 82, Dusty Zomer, Brandon, SD (24), 16.591; 8. 20K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (10), 16.708; 9. 5H, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (3), 16.773; 10. 14K, Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO (22), 16.811; 11. O1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (43), 16.828; 12. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (34), 16.835; 13. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (4), 16.842; 14. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (21), 16.917; 15. 34DD, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (12), 16.927; 16. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Wisner, NE (14), 16.938; 17. 21X, Bart Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA (15), 16.944; 18. 1X, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (28), 16.994; 19. 71, Kevin Swindell, Bartlett, TN (54), 17.006; 20. 17H, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (6), 17.038; 21. 74B, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (50), 17.064; 22. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (23), 17.115; 23. 5G, Curt Michael, Ocean View, DE (27), 17.135; 24. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (18), 17.14; 25. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (25), 17.146; 26. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (36), 17.152; 27. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (49), 17.154; 28. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (41), 17.180; 29. 18M, Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. (37), 17.185; 30. 40H, Caleb Helms, Findlay, OH (38), 17.189; 31. 2X, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (26), 17.205; 32. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (42), 17.251; 33. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (29), 17.282; 34. 56B, Ryan Bernal, Hollister, CA (11), 17.328; 35. 45X, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (30), 17.355; 36. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID (20), 17.382; 37. 23W, Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN (51), 17.401; 38. 14T, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (47), 17.441; 39. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (7), 17.449; 40. 1B, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (48), 17.516; 41. 33M, Kris Miller, Woodward, OK (17), 17.528; 42. 55XM, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (33), 17.529; 43. 88N, DJ Netto, Hanford, CA (19), 17.535; 44. 11N, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (45), 17.536; 45. 9X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (39), 17.561; 46. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (44), 17.568; 47. 7, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (32), 17.663; 48. 25B, Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL (53), 17.841; 49. 8, JD Johnson, Goddard, KS (31), 17.877; 50. 14H, Jim Huppunen, Welland, ONT, Can. (16), 18.038; 51. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (52), 18.206; 52. 2D, Dave Saffell, Pleasantville, IA (40), 18.483; 53. 5, Jason Schroeder, Spring Hill, KS (46), 19.048; 54. 38, Mike Dapra, Gillette, WY (35), NT.

 

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.2: 1. Tony Shilling (1); 2. Sammy Swindell (4); 3. Terry McCarl (6); 4. John Carney II (2) / 5. Jack Dover (10); 6. Josh Baughman (5); 7. Seth Brahmer (3); 8. Parker Price-Miller (7) / 9. Logan Forler (8); 10. Kris Miller (9)

 

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.6: 1. Dusty Zomer (5); 2. Davey Heskin (1); 3. Brian Brown (4); 4. Tim Shaffer (6) / 5. Jeff Swindell (2); 6. Tasker Phillips (7); 7. Bart Friedrichsen (3); 8. Scott Winters (8) / 9. Kaley Gharst (10); 10. Brandon Wimmer (9)

 

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:22.8: 1. Don Droud Jr. (3); 2. Curt Michael (2); 3. Ryan Giles (6); 4. Matt Covington (7) / 5. Thomas Kennedy (5); 6. Tom Lenz (4); 7. Brooke Tatnell (8); 8. DJ Netto (9) / 9. Jake Blackhurst (10); 10. Blake Hahn (1)

 

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:20.4: 1. Ian Madsen (1); 2. Kevin Swindell (3); 3. Tim Kaeding (2); 4. Tyler Thomas (6) / 5. Chris Martin (4); 6. Dakota Hendrickson (5); 7. Ryan Bernal (7); 8. Dylan Peterson (8) / 9. Randy Hannagan (9); 10. JD Johnson (10)

 

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Wayne Johnson (6); 2. Chad Kemenah (2); 3. Jac Haudenschild (4); 4. Johnny Herrera (7) / 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (8); 6. Harli White (3); 7. Kyle Bellm (5); 8. Jake Bubak (9) / 9. Jim Huppunen (10); 10. Caleb Helms (1)

 

C main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Randy Hannagan (6); 2. Logan Forler (1); 3. Kaley Gharst (5); 4. Brandon Wimmer (3) / 5. Caleb Helms (2); 6. Jake Blackhurst (8); 7. JD Johnson (7); 8. Kevin Ingle (9); 9. Kris Miller (4); 10. Jason Schroeder (11); 11. Dave Saffell (12); 12. Jim Huppunen (10) DNS - 13. Blake Hahn; 14. Mike Dapra

 

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Josh Baughman (1); 2. Scott Winters (12); 3. Thomas Kennedy (2); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (17); 5. Harli White (9); 6. DJ Netto (16); 7. Seth Brahmer (7); 8. Bart Friedrichsen (8); 9. Jack Dover (18); 10. Chris Martin (6); 11. Ryan Bernal (13); 12. Brooke Tatnell (15); 13. Parker Price-Miller (11); 14. Kaley Gharst (23); 15. Tasker Phillips (10); 16. Tom Lenz (5); 17. Jake Bubak (19); 18. Randy Hannagan (21); 19. Logan Forler (20); 20. Dylan Peterson (14); 21. Brandon Wimmer (22); 22. Dakota Hendrickson (3); 23. Kyle Bellm (4) DNS - 24. Jeff Swindell

 

A main (started), 20 Laps, 6:20.3: 1. Dusty Zomer (3); 2. Sammy Swindell (2); 3. Terry McCarl (8); 4. Brian Brown (1); 5. Kevin Swindell (11); 6. Wayne Johnson (4); 7. Chad Kemenah (15); 8. Jac Haudenschild (9); 9. Tim Shaffer (7); 10. Tony Shilling (14); 11. Ryan Giles (6); 12. Curt Michael (13); 13. Davey Heskin (17); 14. John Carney II (12); 15. Sheldon Haudenschild (22); 16. Johnny Herrera (18); 17. Ian Madsen (16); 18. Scott Winters (20); 19. Tyler Thomas (5); 20. Matt Covington (19); 21. Josh Baughman (21); 22. Don Droud Jr. (10); 23. Thomas Kennedy (23); 24. Tim Kaeding (24). Lap Leaders: Brown 1-8, Zomer 9-20. Hard-charger: Kemenah.

 

25th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank Championship Lineups

 

A Main

1.

24

Terry McCarl (490)

82

Dusty Zomer (488)

2.

40

Clint Garner (483)

77X

Wayne Johnson (482)

3.

O1

Sammy Swindell (475)

87

Aaron Reutzel (473)

4.

45

Tim Shaffer (473)

1M

Danny Lasoski (472)

5.

10

Calvin Landis (471)

9

Ryan Giles (470)

6.

21

Brian Brown (466)

18

Tony Bruce Jr. (461)

7.

17W

Bryan Clauson (461)

20

Casey Friedrichsen (455)

8.

71

Kevin Swindell (453)

34DD

Jac Haudenschild (452)

9.

4

Jon Agan (452)

5J

Jamie Ball (452)

10.

1

Justin Henderson (450)

86

Tyler Thomas (449)

** Subject to Change **


 

 

B Main

1.

18R

Ryan Roberts (448)

96

Bronson Maeschen (445)

2.

3A

Billy Alley (443)

10H

Chad Kemenah (437)

3.

29

Russ Hall (437)

17

Josh Baughman (435)

4.

22

Tony Shilling (432)

3

Nate Van Haaften (432)

5.

5G

Curt Michael (431)

20K

Thomas Kennedy (430)

6.

3P

Sawyer Phillips (430)

2M

Matt Moro (428)

7.

74B

John Carney II (425)

1X

Don Droud Jr. (424)

8.

53

Joe Beaver (422)

56

Davey Heskin (421)

9.

21AU

Jordyn Brazier (419)

5C

Carson McCarl (418)

10.

M1

Mark Smith (417)

29C

Willie Croft (416)

** Subject to Change **


 

 

C Main

1.

18M

Ian Madsen (412)

84

Brandon Hanks (408)

2.

4J

Lee Grosz (407)

67H

Sam Hafertepe Jr. (403)

3.

88

Scottie McDonald (402)

3K

Tim Kaeding (402)

4.

28

Jonathan Cornell (400)

35L

Cody Ledger (396)

5.

44

Chris Martin (394)

45X

Johnny Herrera (393)

6.

23

Seth Bergman (392)

13V

Seth Brahmer (390)

7.

95

Matt Covington (389)

17H

Harli White (389)

8.

21X

Bart Friedrichsen (386)

1B

Sheldon Haudenschild (382)

9.

8L

Tom Lenz (381)

5H

Dakota Hendrickson (377)

10.

23W

Scott Winters (373)

14K

Kyle Bellm (370)

** Subject to Change **


 

 

D Main

1.

33

Alan Zoutte (350)

94

Jeff Swindell (350)

2.

9M

Ricky Montgomery (348)

1J

Danny Jennings (348)

3.

56B

Ryan Bernal (346)

31C

Justyn Cox (345)

4.

2X

Parker Price-Miller (345)

7TAZ

Tasker Phillips (345)

5.

84A

Scott Bogucki (337)

72

Phil Dietz (337)

6.

14T

Brooke Tatnell (336)

88N

DJ Netto (335)

7.

20Z

Rick Ziehl (333)

53D

Jack Dover (332)

8.

92

Jordan Weaver (326)

5V

Colby Copeland (324)

9.

1H

Sean McClelland (321)

2L

Logan Forler (320)

10.

25

Dylan Peterson (315)

14L

Michael Lang (312)

** Subject to Change **


 

 

E Main

1.

9X

Jake Bubak (309)

7

Kaley Gharst (308)

2.

40H

Caleb Helms (307)

11N

Randy Hannagan (306)

3.

4S

Danny Smith (305)

23M

Lance Moss (302)

4.

55XM

Brandon Wimmer (301)

12

James Mosher (300)

5.

64

Rob Kubli (297)

9Z

Jared Goerges (296)

6.

52

Blake Hahn (295)

33M

Kris Miller (277)

7.

81

Darren Smith (273)

4X

Adam Speckman (273)

8.

25B

Jake Blackhurst (272)

2

Tyler Brooks (267)

9.

8

JD Johnson (265)

14H

Jim Huppunen (256)

10.

2K

Kevin Ingle (236)

2D

Dave Saffell (225)

11.

5

Jason Schroeder (219)

38

Mike Dapra (212)

** Subject to Change **

 

 

 

Danny Lasoski Dominates 360 Nationals Opener!
by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright


Knoxville, IA, August 6, 2015 –
The 25th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank opened with Missouri’s Danny Lasoski leading flag-to-flag in Thursday’s preliminary A-Feature aboard the Parker/Mark Burch Motorsports No. 1m.

 

Lasoski’s third career preliminary A-Feature win in the 360 Nationals since 2012, the “Dude from Dover” was never challenged en-route to victory.  

 

“This just goes to show you hard March Burch Works. He’s a one-man-band at home. He builds his own engines, does everything, and I just couldn’t be more proud of him,” said Lasoski when asked about his performance. “We came here just to see if we could measure up, and weren’t even close. In Qualifying, we were even close, but he [Mark] never gave up and just kept working at it and it showed when it counted.”

 

Asked if the run was a simple one, Lasoski replied, “It’s anything but simple. When you get these touring guys that come in, along with anyone else here, you’ve got the best guys in the country.”

 

While Lasoski ran away on the start, the race for the runner-up spot began to take shape as Aaron Reutzel held off the charge of Casey Friedrichsen. Not able to put distance over the No. 20, the pair continued the fight as Lasoski build his advantage until the caution waved on Lap 7 for Nate Van Haaften whose axle sheered, launching the Left Rear down the back straight-a-way.

 

Back to green, Lasoski again pulled away with the red soon flying for a violent crash by Sawyer Phillips. Slow to emerge, the driver of the No. 3p was able to walk away.

 

Re-firing after an open red, the green light would not turn off again as Lasoski crossed 1.454 seconds ahead of the B.C. Funds No. 87 of Aaron Reutzel.

 

Changing gears during the open red, Aaron said the change was good but not enough, “It had to be a whole lot better to catch Danny. He’s just a rocket around here so what can you say running second to that guy. It definitely doesn’t hurt my feelings one bit.”

 

Having to scramble after his Heat Race, Aaron elaborated on what happened, “I just can’t thank my guys enough. They worked their butts off. We had to change a Rear End after the Heat Race and it seemed like anything that could go wrong, did go wrong while we were changing it, plus we hurt our good motor a week ago. We had another motor to run, but it just wasn’t that strong so Scottie McDonald stepped up and loaned us a motor.”

 

Crossing third was Casey Friedrichsen for his first top-five performance in his second career 360 Nationals preliminary A-Feature.

 

“We’re not going to complain one bit about being up here at the end of the night. I would like to be standing on either one of those other two spots, but we haven’t been down here as much as we need to run to get where those two guys are tonight, but we’ll take what we got with momentum and go into Saturday night and hopefully run good again.”

 

Putting on moves in the closing laps, Calvin Landis crossed fourth from seventh with Clint Garner working to fifth from eighth.

 

Tenth starting Bronson Maeschen was sixth, followed by Tony Bruce, Jr. Working the low line, Billy Alley moved from 12th to eighth with Russ Hall and Ryan Roberts making up the top-ten.

 

Thursday night saw 48 drivers checking in. All drivers were able to take time with Clint Garner laying down the fastest lap at 16.301 seconds. Five Heat races went to Matt Moro, Joe Beaver, Ryan Roberts, Brandon Hanks, and Danny Lasoski.

 

The night’s C-Feature was won by Jordan Weaver. Knoxville’s Jamie Ball won the B-feature. The night’s Hard Charger was Bryan Clauson who advanced from 23rd to 12th.

 

The 25th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank continue Friday night, August 7, and Saturday, August 8!  For more information on Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

 

360 Results

 

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (18), 16.301; 2. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (11), 16.361; 3. 17W, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN (21), 16.397; 4. 29C, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (2), 16.436; 5. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (31), 16.443; 6. M1, Mark Smith, Tower City, PA (10), 16.446; 7. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (35), 16.492; 8. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (39), 16.540; 9. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (48), 16.557; 10. 67H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (36), 16.564; 11. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (43), 16.564; 12. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (33), 16.567; 13. 18, Tony Bruce Jr., Owasso, OK (25), 16.570; 14. 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (7), 16.572; 15. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (19), 16.573; 16. 23, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (20), 16.610; 17. 20, Casey Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA (23), 16.647; 18. 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (17), 16.653; 19. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (27), 16.706; 20. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (29), 16.713; 21. 3A, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE (37), 16.740; 22. 5C, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (47), 16.743; 23. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (6), 16.749; 24. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (44), 16.757; 25. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (15), 16.778; 26. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (12), 16.782; 27. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (40), 16.783; 28. 88, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX (34), 16.791; 29. 84, Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN (30), 16.834; 30. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (22), 16.844; 31. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (16), 16.874; 32. 72, Phil Dietz, Laurel, MT (38), 16.888; 33. 1J, Danny Jennings, Norman, OK (5), 16.892; 34. 9Z, Jared Goerges, Baxter, MN (4), 16.993; 35. 20Z, Rick Ziehl, Las Cruces, NM (14), 17.000; 36. 1H, Sean McClelland, Tulsa, OK (45), 17.011; 37. 31C, Justyn Cox, Clarksburg, CA (41), 17.025; 38. 5V, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (3), 17.046; 39. 84A, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Au (13), 17.082; 40. 14L, Michael Lang, Mesquite, TX (1), 17.087; 41. 92, Jordan Weaver, Woodward, OK (8), 17.176; 42. 23M, Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC (46), 17.230; 43. 4S, Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH (28), 17.243; 44. 64, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (42), 17.251; 45. 12, James Mosher, Albuquerque, NM (26), 17.434; 46. 4X, Adam Speckman, Rapid City, SD (9), 17.715; 47. 81, Darren Smith, Curlew, WA (24), 18.791; 48. 2, Tyler Brooks, Knoxville, IA (32), 19.052.

 

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.0: 1. Matt Moro (1); 2. Billy Alley (2); 3. Sawyer Phillips (4); 4. Clint Garner (6) / 5. Seth Bergman (3); 6. Mark Smith (5); 7. Ricky Montgomery (7); 8. Sean McClelland (8) / 9. Jordan Weaver (9); 10. Adam Speckman (10)

 

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.5: 1. Joe Beaver (1); 2. Aaron Reutzel (4); 3. Carson McCarl (2); 4. Casey Friedrichsen (3) / 5. Jon Agan (5); 6. Justyn Cox (8); 7. Jamie Ball (6); 8. Phil Dietz (7) / 9. Lance Moss (9); 10. Darren Smith (10)

 

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:18.3: 1. Ryan Roberts (3); 2. Tony Bruce Jr. (4); 3. Scottie McDonald (1); 4. Calvin Landis (5) / 5. Danny Jennings (7); 6. Bryan Clauson (6); 7. Colby Copeland (8); 8. Danny Smith (9) / 9. Alan Zoutte (2); 10. Tyler Brooks (10)

 

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Brandon Hanks (1); 2. Jordyn Brazier (2); 3. Nate Van Haaften (5); 4. Bronson Maeschen (3) / 5. Jonathan Cornell (4); 6. Scott Bogucki (8); 7. Willie Croft (6); 8. Rob Kubli (9) / 9. Jared Goerges (7)

 

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.1: 1. Danny Lasoski (4); 2. Lee Grosz (2); 3. Cody Ledger (1); 4. Russ Hall (3) / 5. Justin Henderson (6); 6. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 7. James Mosher (9); 8. Rick Ziehl (7) / 9. Michael Lang (8)

 

C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:20.5: 1. Jordan Weaver (2); 2. Lance Moss (5); 3. Alan Zoutte (1); 4. Michael Lang (3) / 5. Darren Smith (7); 6. Adam Speckman (4); 7. Tyler Brooks (6) DNS - 8. Jared Goerges

 

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:33.3: 1. Jamie Ball (1); 2. Justin Henderson (4); 3. Bryan Clauson (2); 4. Jon Agan (6) / 5. Mark Smith (5); 6. Willie Croft (3); 7. Jonathan Cornell (8); 8. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (7); 9. Seth Bergman (9); 10. Justyn Cox (15); 11. Jordan Weaver (19); 12. Scott Bogucki (17); 13. Ricky Montgomery (10); 14. Danny Jennings (12); 15. Rick Ziehl (13); 16. Phil Dietz (11); 17. Alan Zoutte (21); 18. Colby Copeland (16); 19. Michael Lang (23); 20. Sean McClelland (14); 21. Danny Smith (18); 22. Lance Moss (22); 23. James Mosher (20) DNS - 24. Rob Kubli

 

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Danny Lasoski (2); 2. Aaron Reutzel (4); 3. Casey Friedrichsen (1); 4. Calvin Landis (7); 5. Clint Garner (8); 6. Bronson Maeschen (10); 7. Tony Bruce Jr. (3); 8. Billy Alley (12); 9. Russ Hall (11); 10. Ryan Roberts (9); 11. Bryan Clauson (23); 12. Matt Moro (16); 13. Jon Agan (24); 14. Joe Beaver (17); 15. Jamie Ball (21); 16. Justin Henderson (22); 17. Jordyn Brazier (14); 18. Carson McCarl (13); 19. Brandon Hanks (19); 20. Scottie McDonald (18); 21. Cody Ledger (20); 22. Lee Grosz (15); 23. Sawyer Phillips (5); 24. Nate Van Haaften (6). Lap Leader: Lasoski 1-20. Hard-charger: Clauson.

 

Thursday Points 

 

Pos 

Car 

Driver 

Points 

40 

Clint Garner 

483 

87 

Aaron Reutzel 

473 

1M 

Danny Lasoski 

472 

10 

Calvin Landis 

471 

18 

Tony Bruce Jr. 

461 

17W 

Bryan Clauson 

461 

20 

Casey Friedrichsen 

455 

Jon Agan 

452 

5J 

Jamie Ball 

452 

10 

Justin Henderson 

450 

11 

18R 

Ryan Roberts 

448 

12 

96 

Bronson Maeschen 

445 

13 

3A 

Billy Alley 

443 

14 

29 

Russ Hall 

437 

15 

Nate Van Haaften 

432 

16 

3P 

Sawyer Phillips 

430 

17 

2M 

Matt Moro 

428 

18 

53 

Joe Beaver 

422 

19 

21AU 

Jordyn Brazier 

419 

20 

5C 

Carson McCarl 

418 

21 

M1 

Mark Smith 

417 

22 

29C 

Willie Croft 

416 

23 

84 

Brandon Hanks 

408 

24 

4J 

Lee Grosz 

407 

 

Pos 

Car 

Driver 

Points 

25 

67H 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. 

403 

26 

88 

Scottie McDonald 

402 

27 

28 

Jonathan Cornell 

400 

28 

35L 

Cody Ledger 

396 

29 

23 

Seth Bergman 

392 

30 

33 

Alan Zoutte 

350 

31 

9M 

Ricky Montgomery 

348 

32 

1J 

Danny Jennings 

348 

33 

31C 

Justyn Cox 

345 

34 

84A 

Scott Bogucki 

337 

35 

72 

Phil Dietz 

337 

36 

20Z 

Rick Ziehl 

333 

37 

92 

Jordan Weaver 

326 

38 

5V 

Colby Copeland 

324 

39 

1H 

Sean McClelland 

321 

40 

14L 

Michael Lang 

312 

41 

4S 

Danny Smith 

305 

42 

23M 

Lance Moss 

302 

43 

12 

James Mosher 

300 

44 

64 

Rob Kubli 

297 

45 

9Z 

Jared Goerges 

296 

46 

81 

Darren Smith 

273 

47 

4X 

Adam Speckman 

273 

48 

Tyler Brooks 

267 

 

 

 

Henderson Wins Third of Season, Landis Wins 360 Thriller at Knoxville!
by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, August 1, 2015 – Justin Henderson struck for his third win of the season and ninth of his career Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. The Sioux Falls, South Dakota driver’s win came aboard the BDS Motorsports #1. The 360 main event was a tune-up for next week’s 25th Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. The feature saw five lead changes, and Calvin Landis picked up his first career 360 win, and his first at Knoxville since winning in the 410 class in 2007.

Before a lap could be completed in the 20-lap main event, Logan Forler did a series of flips in turn one. He was uninjured. The second try saw Henderson take the early lead from pole-sitter Terry McCarl and Dusty Zomer. Henderson set sail on the bottom groove.

Danny Lasoski, who started fifth, grabbed the fourth spot from Lynton Jeffrey on lap two. It took several laps to get to lapped traffic, and McCarl reeled in Henderson on one occasion. Scott Bogucki hit the turn three berm and flipped with thirteen laps recorded.

The restart opened up the track again for the leaders, and Henderson cruised ahead of McCarl, Zomer and Lasoski. Brian Brown used the restart to shoot from seventh to fifth. Henderson did escape disaster late with a slowing Austin Johnson who got over the inside berm in turn four.

Henderson maintained his advantage to the stripe, ahead of McCarl, Zomer, Lasoski and Brown. Davey Heskin, Jeffrey, hard-charger Brooke Tatnell, Jamie Veal and Bronson Maeschen rounded out the top ten. Madsen set quick time, while Tasker Phillips, Lasoski and Tim Kaeding won heat races. Madsen also won the B main.

“(Austin Johnson) did a good job of saving it there,” said Henderson of his late scare. “I’ve done the same thing. It’s definitely possible to do that when you are trying your best to go fast. This was a really good night for this BDS Motorsports team. The track was really fast. Starting position helped an awful lot. Pretty much every scenario you can imagine has played out this year. We’ve got a lot of good practice and a lot of good testing this year. We’re saving it in that bank of knowledge for the Nationals these next two weeks.”

The race of the night, and quite possibly the season to date came in the 18-lap 360 feature. Calvin Landis came from the second row to take the early lead ahead of Josh Baughman and Tony Bruce Jr. For the first seven laps, Landis rode the cushion, while Baughman stayed within two car lengths on the bottom.

On lap nine, Bruce shot by Baughman for second in a three-way battle for the lead. On the next circuit, Baughman bounced back. He stormed past Bruce and Landis to regain the lead. The leaders were in heavy lapped traffic on lap 14, when it was Bruce’s turn to take the point on the low side over Baughman.

Baughman returned the favor again on the next circuit, while Wayne Johnson came out of nowhere to claim third from Landis. On lap 16, Johnson shot by both Bruce and Baughman who shot over the turn one berm to avoid contact. Johnson took off and looked to be heading to the win!

Disaster struck him, however, in turn three on the last lap, when his left rear tire exploded. Landis and Baughman drag raced for the checkers, banging wheels down the front straight. Landis won by a margin of .065 of a second. Bruce was third, ahead of Justin Henderson and hard-charger Johnny Herrera. Jon Agan, Clint Garner, Johnson (limping home), Nate Van Haaften and Ryan Giles rounded out the top ten.

Henderson set quick time on the night over the 39-car field, while Jamie Ball, Johnson, Garner and Herrera won heat races. John Hall won the B main.

“You don’t get many chances in this world at my age to win a race,” said Landis in Victory Lane beside the Vander Ecken Motor$port$ #10. “When you get an opportunity, you’re going to crash or win that $%&*@! It’s been a long time coming. It’s been a lot of hard roads. This is a real small operation. About six laps in, the car started puking oil or something all over me. I was watching the gauges to see what was ready to go. While I was watching the gauges, I just got a little bit behind. With about three to go, I said, ‘She’s going to hold on, let’s go, pucker down and go!’ I kept pulling tear-off after tear-off down the front straightaway.”

The 25th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank kick off this Thursday night, August 6, and continue Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8! Join us for the kickoff of the 2015 Southern Iowa Sprintweek! For more information on Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (15), 15.504; 2. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (6), 15.574; 3. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (2), 15.599; 4. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (11), 15.613; 5. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (27), 15.680; 6. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (25), 15.699; 7. 35AU, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (10), 15.714; 8. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (7), 15.726; 9. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (18), 15.748; 10. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (9), 15.804; 11. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (20), 15.812; 12. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID (8), 15.924; 13. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (33), 15.931; 14. 29, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (23), 15.941; 15. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (3), 15.965; 16. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (14), 15.976; 17. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (13), 15.994; 18. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (17), 16.003; 19. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (32), 16.042; 20. 81, Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA (29), 16.051; 21. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (1), 16.114; 22. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (5), 16.194; 23. 21AU, Garry Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (24), 16.214; 24. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (30), 16.237; 25. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (22), 16.297; 26. 6G, Bryan Gossel, Windsor, CO (26), 16.546; 27. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (19), 16.719; 28. 17, Shane Quam, Burlington, IA (21), 16.745; 29. 7R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (28), 16.791; 30. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (4), 16.810; 31. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (16), 18.959; 32. 4K, Tom Jeffrey, Kelleyville, NSW, Aust. (31), NT; 33. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.8: 1. Tasker Phillips (2); 2. Brooke Tatnell (1); 3. Davey Heskin (3); 4. Jamie Veal (4); 5. Craig Dollansky (8); 6. Brian Brown (5) / 7. Ian Madsen (6); 8. Scott Bogucki (9); 9. RJ Johnson (7); 10. Shane Quam (10) DNS – Dakota Hendrickson

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.5: 1. Danny Lasoski (6); 2. Brady Bacon (1); 3. Bronson Maeschen (3); 4. Justin Henderson (4); 5. Willie Croft (2) 6. AJ Moeller (5) / 7. Ryan Bunton (10); 8. Austin Johnson (7); 9. Garry Brazier (8); 10. Bryan Gossel (9) DNS – Tom Jeffrey

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.0: 1. Tim Kaeding (2); 2. Paige Polyak (1); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 4. Dusty Zomer (6); 5. Terry McCarl (5); 6. Logan Forler (3) / 7. Josh Schneiderman (7); 8. Tony Shilling (8); 9. Bobby Mincer (10); 10. Bob Weuve (9) DNS – Austin McCarl

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:17.4: 1. Ian Madsen (1); 2. Josh Schneiderman (4); 3. Austin Johnson (3); 4. Scott Bogucki (7); 5. RJ Johnson (2); 6. Garry Brazier (5) / 7. Bobby Mincer (8); 8. Bob Weuve (9); 9. Shane Quam (6); 10. Ryan Bunton (10) DNS – Tony Shilling, Bryan Gossel, Tom Jeffrey

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Justin Henderson (2); 2. Terry McCarl (1); 3. Dusty Zomer (4); 4. Danny Lasoski (5); 5. Brian Brown (6); 6. Davey Heskin (10); 7. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 8. Brooke Tatnell (16); 9. Jamie Veal (8); 10. Bronson Maeschen (11); 11. Ian Madsen (9); 12. Tasker Phillips (13); 13. Craig Dollansky (20); 14. Tim Kaeding (15); 15. Willie Croft (14); 16. AJ Moeller (7); 17. Josh Schneiderman (19); 18. Brady Bacon (17); 19. Austin Johnson (21); 20. Scott Bogucki (22); 21. RJ Johnson (23); 22. Paige Polyak (18); 23. Garry Brazier (24); 24. Logan Forler (12). Lap Leader: Henderson 1-20. Hard-charger: Tatnell.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (9), 16.171; 2. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (17), 16.212; 3. 7H, John Hall, Marion, IA (2), 16.282; 4. 88, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX (12), 16.338; 5. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.344; 6. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (1), 16.374; 7. 18T, Tony Bruce Jr., Owasso, OK (14), 16.417; 8. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (4), 16.449; 9. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (39), 16.489; 10. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (22), 16.498; 11. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.547; 12. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (3), 16.601; 13. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (11), 16.622; 14. 77X, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (30), 16.647; 15. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (23), 16.655; 16. 45X, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (37), 16.689; 17. 34DD, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI (19), 16.694; 18. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (36), 16.724; 19. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (29), 16.731; 20. 21X, Bart Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA (6), 16.735; 21. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (18), 16.736; 22. 199, Ryan Bowers, Ham Lake, MN (5), 16.799; 23. 31C, Justyn Cox, Clarksburg, CA (21), 16.816; 24. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (34), 16.866; 25. 92, Jordan Weaver, Woodward, OK (13), 16.922; 26. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (10), 16.945; 27. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (25), 16.970; 28. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (28), 16.973; 29. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (35), 17.003; 30. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (31), 17.029; 31. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (38), 17.045; 32. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (24), 17.062; 33. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (26), 17.063; 34. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (20), 17.098; 35. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (15), 17.126; 36. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (33), 17.270; 37. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (32), 17.486; 38. 38, Mike Dapra, Gillette, WY (16), 17.982; 39. 33M, Kris Miller, Woodward, OK (27), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.7: 1. Jamie Ball (1); 2. Bill Balog (2); 3. Ryan Giles (4); 4. Justin Henderson (6); 5. Jordyn Brazier (3) / 6. Jordan Weaver (7); 7. Joe Beaver (5); 8. Lee Grosz (8); 9. Blake Hahn (9); 10. John Anderson (10)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Wayne Johnson (3); 2. Calvin Landis (6); 3. Josh Baughman (4); 4. Matt Covington (5); 5. Ryan Roberts (7) / 6. Ryan Bowers (1); 7. Ricky Montgomery (8); 8. Chris Martin (9); 9. Sawyer Phillips (2); 10. Mike Dapra (10)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.8: 1. Clint Garner (2); 2. Justyn Cox (1); 3. Matt Moro (3); 4. Tony Bruce Jr. (5); 5. Jon Agan (4) / 6. John Hall (6); 7. Jeff Swindell (7); 8. Cody Ledger (9); 9. Tony Shilling (8); 10. Kris Miller (10) DNS – Kris Miller

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.6: 1. Johnny Herrera (3); 2. Russ Hall (1); 3. Bart Friedrichsen (2); 4. Nate Van Haaften (4); 5. Scottie McDonald (6) / 6. Alan Zoutte (7); 7. Tom Lenz (8); 8. Aaron Reutzel (5) DNS – Brian Brown

B main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. John Hall (1); 2. Jeff Swindell (6); 3. Joe Beaver (2); 4. Tony Shilling (10) / 5. Ryan Bowers (4); 6. Chris Martin (13); 7. Tom Lenz (11); 8. Blake Hahn (12); 9. Ricky Montgomery (9); 10. Alan Zoutte (15); 11. Cody Ledger (14); 12. Jordan Weaver (5);

A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:18.0: 1. Calvin Landis (4); 2. Josh Baughman (2); 3. Tony Bruce Jr. (1); 4. Justin Henderson (5); 5. Johnny Herrera (14); 6. Jon Agan (3); 7. Clint Garner (16); 8. Wayne Johnson (12); 9. Nate Van Haaften (10); 10. Ryan Giles (8); 11. Scottie McDonald (6); 12. Russ Hall (20); 13. Matt Covington (7); 14. Bill Balog (15); 15. Jamie Ball (18); 16. Jordyn Brazier (11); 17. Bart Friedrichsen (17); 18. Joe Beaver (23); 19. Tony Shilling (24); 20. John Hall (9); 21. Matt Moro (13); 22. Ryan Roberts (21); 23. Justyn Cox (19); 24. Jeff Swindell (22). Lap Leaders: Landis 1-9, Baughman 10-13, Bruce Jr. 14, Baughman 15, W. Johnson 16-19, Landis 20. Hard-charger: Herrera.

 

 

Danny Lasoski Tops Wild Night at Knoxville!

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, July 25, 2015 – Danny Lasoski scored his fifth win and the 106th in his career at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday night, in an evening that saw everything from some strange accidents to a power outage. In the 360 class, Dusty Zomer backed up his 410 win a week ago here, with his fourth career victory in that class. Devin Kline dominated the competition in the 305 class to pick up career win number six.

Before a lap could be completed in the 410 feature, Davey Heskin spun, and so did Logan Forler, who was trying to avoid contact. On the restart, something seemed to break in Dakota Hendrickson’s mount and he shot sideways high into the turn one fence. He walked to the ambulance under his own power after the vicious accident.

Justin Henderson led the 20-lapper once the green flag replaced the red, ahead of Lynton Jeffrey and Lasoski. On lap two, Terry McCarl took fourth from Brian Brown and reeled in the lead trio. Lasoski used his patented low groove to shoot under Jeffrey for second on lap six, before Heskin slowed after contact from another car.

Henderson led Lasoski, Jeffrey, McCarl and Dusty Zomer back to green flag racing in the last slowdown of the event. McCarl worked his way to the podium with a pass of Jeffrey in turn two on lap twelve. As the leaders entered lapped traffic, Lasoski began to reel in Henderson aboard the Big Game Motorsports #2. He made his winning move on the low side on lap sixteen. Lasoski’s win came ahead of Henderson, McCarl, Jeffrey and Zomer. Craig Dollansky, Brown, Bill Balog, Ian Madsen and Bryan Clauson rounded out the top ten.

Lasoski also registered quick time on the night, while Jeffrey, Josh Schneiderman and Tasker Phillips won heat races. Tim Kaeding, who was second quick had nowhere to go in his heat race when Scott Bogucki hit the turn three berm and got sideways. Both were done for the night. Bronson Maeschen was third quick, but a major steering issue caused him to drive into the turn four wall and wreck hard in his heat. He was also done for the night.

“When you have a car as mobile as we do, it really helps,” said Lasoski in Victory Lane. “Again, thanks to Tod Quiring for putting this team together, with Guy Forbrook, Pete, Nate, Brady and Asa. I feel like I’m eighteen old again. The guys you race here on Saturday night are the guys you’re going to race with up front at the Nationals. That’s how good and high class the competition is here every week.”

McCarl pulled double duty and led the first two laps of the 360 feature. Zomer took over from there, as the lead trio of Zomer, McCarl and Henderson separated themselves from the pack. The lone caution came out for a lap three spin by Sawyer Phillips.

Zomer looked impressive in traffic pulling off his second win here in as many weeks. McCarl followed, ahead of Henderson, Nate Van Haaften and Clint Garner. Matt Moro, Ryan Giles, Jamie Ball, Josh Baughman and Tony Shilling rounded out the top ten. McCarl set quick time, while Scottie McDonald, Jon Agan and Henderson won heat races. Jonathan Cornell spun in his heat race, collecting Joe Beaver and ending Cornell’s night. Almost simultaneously, a bank of lights went out, causing a brief power outage delay.

“We were getting ready for the 360 Nationals as well as the 410, just getting ready for the next couple weeks,” said Zomer in Victory Lane. “The car was really good tonight. We had the thing ripping around really well. The caution helped us. I was able to make some adjustments with the wing that really helped. We were just really happy to get another win here and keep it rolling.”

Kline led from start to finish in the 12-lap 305 feature. Matthew Stelzer chased him early, before Kline’s teammate, Jamie Ball moved into the runner-up spot on lap five. It seemed like the race was going to go green to checker before Kevin Hiemstra and Rob Weuve tangled in front of the third place running Stelzer with two laps to go. The result saw a red flag, but no one was injured in the melee.

Kline went on to win in front of Ball, McKenna Haase, Chris Walraven and Brad Comegys. Christian Bowman, hard-charger Mitchell Alexander, Kade Higday, Stacey Alexander and Mike Mayberry rounded out the top ten. Bowman set quick time on the field, while Stacey Alexander, Higday, and Mitchell Alexander won heat races. Rob Edwards, making his first appearance in several years at Knoxville hit a spinning Josh Jones and launched into the wall in his heat race. He was transported with a foot injury.

“It seems like forever, but I’ve been itching to get back,” said Kline of the 305’s long layoff. “The car was perfect tonight. I couldn’t ask for anything else. My hat’s off to my crew tonight. I can’t wait to get back again.”

Join us next Saturday night, August 1, for Candi’s Flowers Night featuring the 410 and 360 Knoxville Championship Cup sprint cars! For more information on Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (17), 15.216; 2. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (5), 15.309; 3. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (6), 15.346; 4. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (22), 15.354; 5. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (14), 15.357; 6. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (4), 15.360; 7. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (18), 15.387; 8. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (10), 15.401; 9. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (1), 15.436; 10. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (23), 15.491; 11. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (26), 15.495; 12. 7R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (9), 15.562; 13. 17B, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI (27), 15.588; 14. 17W, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN (2), 15.600; 15. 67, Christopher Bell, Norman, OK (12), 15.631; 16. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (7), 15.653; 17. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (25), 15.709; 18. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (21), 15.732; 19. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (19), 15.737; 20. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (24), 15.814; 21. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID (11), 15.872; 22. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (16), 15.888; 23. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (15), 15.930; 24. 17, Shane Quam, Burlington, IA (8), 16.823; 25. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (3), 16.914; 26. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (13), 24.283; 27. 4K, Tom Jeffrey, Kelleyville, NSW, Aust. (20), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.2: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 2. Bill Balog (2); 3. Davey Heskin (3); 4. AJ Moeller (1); 5. Dusty Zomer (5); 6. Danny Lasoski (6); 7. Dakota Hendrickson (8); 8. Jordyn Brazier (7); 9. Bob Weuve (9)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Josh Schneiderman (1); 2. Bryan Clauson (2); 3. Justin Henderson (5); 4. Craig Dollansky (4); 5. Ian Madsen (3); 6. Brooke Tatnell (9); 7. RJ Johnson (7); 8. Scott Bogucki (8); 9. Tim Kaeding (6)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.0: 1. Tasker Phillips (1); 2. Christopher Bell (2); 3. Ryan Bunton (3); 4. Terry McCarl (5); 5. Brian Brown (4); 6. Logan Forler (7); 7. Tom Jeffrey (9); 8. Shane Quam (8); 9. Bronson Maeschen (6)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Danny Lasoski (3); 2. Justin Henderson (2); 3. Terry McCarl (5); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 5. Dusty Zomer (7); 6. Craig Dollansky (6); 7. Brian Brown (4); 8. Bill Balog (11); 9. Ian Madsen (9); 10. Bryan Clauson (12); 11. Ryan Bunton (10); 12. Christopher Bell (13); 13. Davey Heskin (8); 14. Brooke Tatnell (18); 15. Logan Forler (17); 16. AJ Moeller (14); 17. Josh Schneiderman (15); 18. Jordyn Brazier (19); 19. Bob Weuve (23); 20. Shane Quam (22); 21. Tom Jeffrey (24); 22. RJ Johnson (20); 23. Tasker Phillips (16); 24. Dakota Hendrickson (21) DNS – Tim Kaeding, Bronson Maeschen, Scott Bogucki. Lap Leaders: Henderson 1-15, Lasoski 16-20. Hard-charger: Tatnell.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (10), 16.076; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (14), 16.110; 3. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (23), 16.136; 4. 82, Dusty Zomer, Brandon, SD (20), 16.246; 5. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (16), 16.285; 6. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.365; 7. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (15), 16.367; 8. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (19), 16.400; 9. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (22), 16.469; 10. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (7), 16.503; 11. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (28), 16.517; 12. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (13), 16.596; 13. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (24), 16.603; 14. 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (4), 16.645; 15. 7H, John Hall, Marion, IA (26), 16.648; 16. 88, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX (12), 16.652; 17. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (11), 16.666; 18. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (1), 16.669; 19. 59KB, Mike Philben, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.716; 20. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (27), 16.732; 21. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (21), 16.786; 22. 20T, Corey Timmerman, Carmen, IL (25), 16.826; 23. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID (6), 16.864; 24. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (29), 16.983; 25. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (3), 17.364; 26. 38, Mike Dapra, Gillette, WY (17), 17.796; 27. 2, Tyler Brooks, Knoxville, IA (18), 19.496; 28. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), NT; 29. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (8), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.4: 1. Scottie McDonald (1); 2. Jamie Ball (2); 3. Josh Baughman (3); 4. Dusty Zomer (5); 5. Nate Van Haaften (4); 6. Terry McCarl (6); 7. Corey Timmerman (8); 8. Mike Philben (7); 9. Cody Ledger (9); 10. Sawyer Phillips (10)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Jon Agan (4); 2. Clint Garner (6); 3. Chris Martin (1); 4. Ryan Giles (5); 5. Logan Forler (8); 6. Ricky Montgomery (7); 7. Jonathan Cornell (2); 8. Joe Beaver (3); 9. Mike Dapra (9) DNS – Calvin Landis

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:56.0: 1. Justin Henderson (6); 2. Tom Lenz (1); 3. Matt Moro (4); 4. Tony Shilling (5); 5. John Hall (2); 6. Alan Zoutte (3); 7. John Anderson (7); 8. Tyler Brooks (9) DNS – Danny Lasoski

A main (started), 18 laps, NT: 1. Dusty Zomer (5); 2. Terry McCarl (3); 3. Justin Henderson (2); 4. Nate Van Haaften (4); 5. Clint Garner (7); 6. Matt Moro (9); 7. Ryan Giles (1); 8. Jamie Ball (12); 9. Josh Baughman (10); 10. Tony Shilling (6); 11. Joe Beaver (19); 12. Jon Agan (8); 13. Logan Forler (18); 14. Chris Martin (15); 15. Cody Ledger (23); 16. Tom Lenz (16); 17. Scottie McDonald (14); 18. Corey Timmerman (22); 19. Alan Zoutte (11); 20. Mike Philben (20); 21. John Hall (13); 22. Ricky Montgomery (17); 23. Sawyer Phillips (26); 24. Mike Dapra (24); 25. Danny Lasoski (25); 26. John Anderson (21) DNS – Jonathan Cornell, Tyler Brooks, Calvin Landis. Lap Leaders: McCarl 1-3, Zomer 4-18. Hard-charger: Beaver.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (14), 17.195; 2. 5, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (11), 17.336; 3. 5J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.349; 4. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.354; 5. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (13), 17.421; 6. O2S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (3), 17.435; 7. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (4), 17.446; 8. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (7), 17.503; 9. 51, Corey Kautz, Urbandale, IA (2), 17.514; 10. O, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (17), 17.633; 11. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (6), 17.664; 12. 7, Rob Edwards, Dubuque, IA (23), 17.713; 13. 33, Trevor Smith, Sanborn, IA (18), 17.743; 14. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (8), 17.771; 15. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (24), 17.783; 16. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (19), 17.846; 17. 50K, Kevin Hiemstra, Knoxville, IA (22), 17.921; 18. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (1), 17.969; 19. 71G, Cody Ambers, Knoxville, IA (5), 18.056; 20. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (21), 18.057; 21. 17, Billy Bell, Colfax, IA (20), 18.147; 22. 76D, Don Dawson III, Indianola, IA (10), 18.364; 23. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (12), 18.418; 24. 82, Lee Patterson, Des Moines, IA (16), 19.107.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.3: 1. Stacey Alexander (1); 2. Trevor Smith (2); 3. Matthew Stelzer (4); 4. Christian Bowman (6); 5. Chris Walraven (5); 6. Cody Ambers (7); 7. Mike Mayberry (3); 8. Don Dawson III (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.9: 1. Kade Higday (2); 2. McKenna Haase (4); 3. Jeff Wilke (3); 4. Brad Comegys (5); 5. Jamie Ball (6); 6. Joe Simbro (7); 7. Kevin Hiemstra (1); 8. Rob Weuve (8);

Heat three (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Mitchell Alexander (1); 2. Devin Kline (6); 3. Kevin Hetrick (2); 4. Billy Bell (7); 5. Corey Kautz (4); 6. Josh Jones (5); 7. Lee Patterson (8); 8. Rob Edwards (3)

A main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Devin Kline (2); 2. Jamie Ball (6); 3. McKenna Haase (7); 4. Chris Walraven (5); 5. Brad Comegys (1); 6. Christian Bowman (3); 7. Mitchell Alexander (14); 8. Kade Higday (11); 9. Stacey Alexander (13); 10. Mike Mayberry (18); 11. Trevor Smith (10); 12. Jeff Wilke (9); 13. Joe Simbro (16); 14. Corey Kautz (8); 15. Cody Ambers (15); 16. Billy Bell (17); 17. Lee Patterson (23); 18. Matthew Stelzer (4); 19. Rob Weuve (22); 20. Kevin Hiemstra (20). DNS – Josh Jones, Kevin Hetrick, Rob Edwards, Don Dawson III. Lap Leader: Kline 1-12. Hard-charger: Mayberry.

 

 

7/19/15

Angell Park Speedway

Sun Prairie, WI

IRA

33 cars

Scott Biertzer (20th car out to time) set quick time at 12.176 seconds on the 1/3-mile oval, just five-thousandths of a second off Ian Madsen’s track record set earlier this year. Bill Rose (16th car out) was second quick, followed by Scott Neitzel (32nd), Parker Price-Miller (4th), Steve Meyer (18th), Jim Moughan Jr. (29th), Jeremy Schultz (12th), Bill Balog (26th), Scotty Thiel (19th) and Phillip Mock (8th). Meyer’s motor shut down on his second lap and he scratched for the night.

Heat one (started): 1. Russell Borland 23 (1) 2. Biertzer 4B (6) 3. Moughan 99m (5) 4. Bill Wirth 53w (7) 5. Donovan Peterson 19 (3) / 6. Mock 1m (4) 7. Rick Kelsey 11K (2) DNS – Mike Decker 12

Mock spun before a lap could be completed. Borland led the 10-lapper early over Kelsey, Biertzer and Moughan. Kelsey would pull to the infield on lap six while running second. Borland won by a straightaway.

Heat two (started): 1. Mike Reinke 02 (3) 2. Blake Nimee 79 (2) 3. Ben Schmidt 35 (4) 4. Wayne Modjeski 14AJ (1) 5. Schultz 5J (6) / 6. Rose 6 (6) 7. Josh Walter 12w (7) DNS – Doc Probst 1

Reinke shot under the front row to take the early lead and was out front the rest of the way. Rose snagged the fifth and final transfer briefly on the first lap, but Schultz was able to drive back by and hold it the rest of the way.

Heat three (started): 1. Kris Spitz 4K (2) 2. Scott Uttech 7 (4) 3. Balog 2 (5) 4. Bryon Walters 5 (1) 5. Jason Johnson 44 (3) / 6. Matt Vandervere 10V (7) 7. Neitzel 2w (6) 8. Allen Hafford 38 (8)

Spitz led S. Uttech and Walters early. Balog passed Neitzel, Johnson and Vandervere in one cushion move in turn four to go from sixth to third. He would move by Walters on lap three for third. Vandervere challenged for the fifth and final transfer, but came up tenths of a second short.

Heat four (started): 1. Jordan Goldesberry 65 (4) 2. Price-Miller 9P (6) 3. Dave Uttech 68 (1) 4. Kyle Marten 99 (3) 5. Thiel 64 (5) / 6. Jereme Schroeder 43 (2) 7. Dennis Spitz 41 (7) 8. John Fahl 0 (8)

Schroeder led early ahead of Goldesberry and D. Uttech. At the halfway point, Price-Miller grabbed third from D. Uttech. On lap six, Goldesberry slid in front of Schroeder for the lead. Price-Miller followed a lap later. By lap nine, D. Uttech, Martin and Thiel all found their way by Schroeder for the transfers. The heats yielded little to hold onto on the bottom of the track.

B main (started): 1. Rose (1) 2. Neitzel (2) 3. Mock (3) 4. Vandervere (6) / 5. Walter (5) 6. Schroeder (4) 7. Hafford (9) 8. Fahl (10) 9. Probst (8) 10. D. Spitz (7) DNS – Kelsey, Decker

Rose led Neitzel and Mock the entire 12-lap distance. Schroeder rode in fourth, until Vandervere found his way by for the final transfer on lap five. One caution came out for D. Spitz, who came to a stop on lap ten. Rose and Neitzel got their time spots back for finishing one-two.

A main (started): 1. Price-Miller (7) 2. Reinke (1) 3. Thiel (3) 4. Neitzel (12) 5. Biertzer (8) 6. Rose (11) 7. Mock (23) 8. Borland (9) 9. Marten (17) 10. S. Uttech (14) 11. Schmidt (13) 12. Schultz (5) 13. Johnson (16) 14. Peterson (15) 15. Wirth (22) 16. Vandervere (24) 17. D. Uttech (21) 18. Modjeski (19) 19. K. Spitz (10) 20. Goldesberry (2) 21. Nimee (18) 22. Moughan (6) 23. Walters (20) 24. Balog (4)

A quick reworking of the track made for great two groove racing in the feature. Heat winners and the six quickest qualifiers making it through their heats made the first five rows. Biertzer drew an eight for the inversion. That gave the pole to Reinke, who took the early lead in the 30-lapper over Goldesberry, Thiel and Balog. On lap two, Balog snatched third from Thiel, while Price-Miller moved into the top five. With three laps in the books, Balog pulled off with a broken rocker arm. Reinke led Goldesberry, Thiel, Price-Miller and Schultz back to green. Price-Miller was working well on the low side of one and two and shot by Thiel for third on the restart. He would take second from Goldesberry on lap seven. Reinke maneuvered well through traffic. Schultz and Moughan were running fifth and sixth when they came together and spun with 17 laps in the books. Reinke led Price-Miller, Goldesberry, Thiel and a surging Neitzel back to green. The leaders were back in lapped traffic quickly. Price-Miller had one shot at the leader and took advantage on lap 25. Three laps later, the lapped car of Nimee got over the cushion when he was pressured by the leader and hit the wall. Goldesberry lost oil pressure and pulled off while running fourth. Price-Miller pulled away for his first IRA win on the green, white, checker finish. He and the crew had about an hour of sleep after running the King’s Royal in Ohio Sunday morning. It was Reinke’s second runner-up finish in a row having gone from 20th to second the previous weekend at the Dodge County Fairgrounds. Mock was the hard-charger, advancing sixteen spots.

It was a tough night for Balog as he also took the lead on lap nine in the midget feature and looked to be headed to victory before mechanical problems surfaced. Brandon Waelti won that feature for the first time in four years after a brief retirement.

 

 

Brown and Zomer Take Twin Feature Thrillers at Knoxville!

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, July 18, 2015 – There was plenty to talk about after a pair of thrilling feature finishes Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway! It was Twin Features Night for the 410 sprint cars, and the action kept coming! In the first non-stop 20-lap feature, California’s Tim Kaeding made a last lap pass to win. Unfortunately, a failed postrace technical inspection handed the win to Brian Brown. In the second, Dusty Zomer claimed his tenth career feature win at Knoxville with a late pass of his own! Billy Alley made it two for two, winning in his second appearance this year at Knoxville in the 360 class. It was his 13th career feature win in a 360.

In the first 410 feature event, Danny Lasoski jumped to the lead, while pole-sitter, Justin Henderson got over the inside berm and threw his front wheels skyward. Brown trailed Lasoski, while Henderson brought things under control in third.

Brown pounced on Lasoski immediately as the two battled at the front. Brown took the spot on lap three. Meanwhile, a battle was being waged for third. Kaeding and Henderson exchanged the spot four times in five laps. Behind them, Ian Madsen and Terry McCarl were battling for fifth, trading that spot at least five times.

The non-stop event got interesting in lapped traffic. Kaeding shot into third in the last five laps. On lap 19, he used the low side to shoot by Lasoski for second. As Brown took the white flag and then slid across the track in turn one, Kaeding stuck his mount to the bottom of the track and shot by for the lead and crossed first at the checkers. He would later be disqualified during technical inspection for a muffler issue. Brown would inherit his 30th career win here, ahead of Lasoski, Henderson, McCarl and Madsen. Dusty Zomer, Bill Balog, Davey Heskin, Tasker Phillips and hard-charger Craig Dollansky rounded out the top ten.

Sixteen cars finished on the lead lap of the first feature, meaning the leaders started in row eight for the second. Pole-sitter Dustin Selvage led the field ahead of Logan Forler and Lynton Jeffrey. Brown stopped with steering issues with a lap in the books. The restart saw Selvage leading Forler, Jeffrey, Dakota Hendrickson and Phillips. Hendrickson and Forler battled back and forth for the second spot, while Selvage pulled away.

Zomer made his way up to fourth by the time Brown brought out his second caution of the race five laps in. Hendrickson shot up to second, while Zomer disposed of Forler for the third spot. On lap 11, Zomer used the cushion to rocket by Hendrickson into second, and a lap later, he claimed the lead on the low side. He would cruise to victory. Heskin was in the top three by lap 13, and would gain second in the late stages. His late charge came up short.

Behind Zomer and Heskin was Lasoski, who gained fourth on lap 16, and the third spot on the last lap. Dollansky made a last lap pass to gain fourth ahead of Selvage. Kaeding, who was later disqualified, finished in the sixth spot, ahead of Hendrickson, Henderson, Forler, McCarl and Phillips. Henderson earned quick time in qualifying, while McCarl, Lasoski and Hendrickson won heat races. Selvage won the B main.

“You always want to get to the front as fast as possible,” said Zomer in Victory Lane. “I made a few mistakes getting through there. I knew those guys were coming, you knew with the invert they would keep coming. It feels really good to turn right into Victory Lane. It’s been a while since we won here. I’m super happy for the team. We’ve been so close lately, and it’s great to get a win!”

Billy Alley shot out from the pole in the 18-lap 360 feature, leading every lap. The Bennet, Nebraska driver was strong on the low side. Behind him, Justin Henderson was on the move from his starting position outside row three. By lap two, he was by Ian Madsen for fourth, and disposed of Calvin Landis for the third spot on lap five. A lap later, he shot by Dakota Hendrickson to claim the second position.

Meanwhile, up front, Alley was dicing through lapped traffic and increasing his lead on the field. On the white flag lap, Tony Shilling got into the turn one wall, bringing out the caution. Alley led Henderson, Madsen, Hendrickson and Clint Garner back to green. The victory seemed to be in Alley’s grasp as he headed into turn three on the final lap. That’s when Cody Ledger came to a stop in turn four.

The last restart was just like the other, and Alley pulled away in open air to claim his 13th career 360 feature win at Knoxville. Henderson was second, ahead of Madsen, Garner and Hendrickson. Nate Van Haaften, Jamie Ball, Joe Beaver, Jon Agan and Landis rounded out the top ten. Henderson posted quick time over the field, while Sawyer Phillips, Agan and Garner won heat races.

“I was to thank the guy who owns this racecar Joe Steinbach,” said Alley in Victory Lane. “We’ve been finishing second to Jack Dover a lot over in Nebraska, and we had a race won at I-80 (Speedway) the other night. I gave it away and spun out by myself. My car owner came and didn’t say one negative thing. He just gives me a great racecar. I just want to say thank you to he and his family. I’m thankful to be here. This is a diamond on dirt…a special place.”

Join us next Saturday night, July 25, for 3M Night! Knoxville Championship Cup Series action will feature all three classes of sprint cars! For more information on Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (18), 15.167; 2. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (3), 15.173; 3. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (7), 15.356; 4. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (24), 15.368; 5. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (28), 15.5; 6. 7, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (9), 15.572; 7. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (13), 15.609; 8. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (26), 15.623; 9. 17B, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI (19), 15.626; 10. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11), 15.752; 11. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (23), 15.857; 12. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (25), 15.902; 13. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (6), 15.927; 14. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (21), 15.938; 15. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID (29), 15.944; 16. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (1), 15.945; 17. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (4), 15.967; 18. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (15), 16.040; 19. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (22), 16.090; 20. 69, Mike Moore, Des Moines, IA (10), 16.091; 21. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (20), 16.141; 22. 7R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (14), 16.195; 23. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (30), 16.235; 24. 05, Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO (12), 16.370; 25. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Au (8), 16.382; 26. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (5), 16.520; 27. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (16), 16.809; 28. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (2), 16.903; 29. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (17), NT; DQ (Right Rear Tire) 5J, Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI (27).

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.4: 1. Terry McCarl (4); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 3. Tasker Phillips (3); 4. Bronson Maeschen (2); 5. Justin Henderson (6); 6. Brian Brown (5) / 7. Ryan Bunton (8); 8. Bobby Mincer (10); 9. Scott Bogucki (9); 10. Chris Martin (7)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Danny Lasoski (6); 2. Dusty Zomer (4); 3. Brooke Tatnell (1); 4. Davey Heskin (3); 5. RJ Johnson (8); 6. Ian Madsen (5) / 7. Mike Moore (7); 8. Bob Weuve (9); 9. Jordyn Brazier (10); 10. AJ Moeller (2)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.5: 1. Dakota Hendrickson (1); 2. Josh Schneiderman (3); 3. Bill Balog (4); 4. Craig Dollansky (7); 5. Tim Kaeding (6); 6. Logan Forler (2); 7. Dustin Selvage (5); 8. Brad Loyet (8); 9. Jeremy Schultz (9) DNS – Austin McCarl

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:20.4: 1. Dustin Selvage (1); 2. Chris Martin (3); 3. AJ Moeller (2); 4. Mike Moore (4); 5. Brad Loyet (6); 6. Jordyn Brazier (10) / 7. Bob Weuve (8); 8. Bobby Mincer (9); 9. Jeremy Schultz (11); 10. Scott Bogucki (7); 11. Ryan Bunton (5) DNS – Austin McCarl

A main #1 (started), 20 Laps, 5:43.9: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Danny Lasoski (2); 3. Justin Henderson (1); 4. Terry McCarl (6); 5. Ian Madsen (5); 6. Dusty Zomer (7); 7. Bill Balog (8); 8. Davey Heskin (11); 9. Tasker Phillips (10); 10. Craig Dollansky (19); 11. Bronson Maeschen (13); 12. Dakota Hendrickson (17); 13. Lynton Jeffrey (15); 14. Logan Forler (14); 15. Dustin Selvage (9); 16. Brad Loyet (23); 17. RJ Johnson (20); 18. Chris Martin (18); 19. Brooke Tatnell (16); 20. AJ Moeller (21); 21. Mike Moore (22); 22. Jordyn Brazier (24); 23. Josh Schneiderman (12); DQ (muffler) - Tim Kaeding (3). Lap Leaders: Lasoski 1-2, Brown 3-19, Kaeding 20. Hard-charger: Dollansky.

A main #2 (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Dusty Zomer (10); 2. Davey Heskin (8); 3. Danny Lasoski (14); 4. Craig Dollansky (6); 5. Dustin Selvage (1); 6. Dakota Hendrickson (4); 7. Justin Henderson (11); 8. Logan Forler (2); 9. Terry McCarl (12); 10. Tasker Phillips (5); 11. Ian Madsen (9); 12. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 13. Brooke Tatnell (20); 14. Brad Loyet (15); 15. Mike Moore (22); 16. Chris Martin (17); 17. Bob Weuve (23); 18. RJ Johnson (18); 19. Bill Balog (7); 20. Brian Brown (13); 21. Josh Schneiderman (24); 22. AJ Moeller (19); 23. Jordyn Brazier (21); DQ (muffler) - Tim Kaeding (16). DNS – Bronson Maeschen. Lap Leaders: Selvage 1-11, Zomer 12-20. Hard-charger: Lasoski.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (13), 16.041; 2. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (11), 16.136; 3. 3A, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE (8), 16.184; 4. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aus (3), 16.207; 5. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (6), 16.233; 6. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (16), 16.365; 7. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.411; 8. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (17), 16.475; 9. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (19), 16.502; 10. 5H, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (14), 16.526; 11. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (25), 16.559; 12. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.595; 13. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.646; 14. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (9), 16.698; 15. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (12), 16.713; 16. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (21), 16.775; 17. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15), 16.800; 18. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (10), 16.931; 19. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (2), 16.956; 20. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID (18), 17.160; 21. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (23), 17.346; 22. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (1), 17.407; 23. 20T, Corey Timmerman, Carmen, IL (20), 17.532; 24. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (22), 17.876; 25. 38, Mike Dapra, Gillette, WY (26), 18.734; 26. 2, Tyler Brooks, Knoxville, IA (24), 24.491.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:41.1 (NTR): 1. Sawyer Phillips (1); 2. Ryan Giles (2); 3. Joe Beaver (4); 4. Justin Henderson (6); 5. Tony Shilling (3); 6. Ian Madsen (5); 7. Corey Timmerman (8); 8. Logan Forler (7) DNS – Tyler Brooks

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:56.2: 1. Jon Agan (3); 2. Russ Hall (2); 3. Jamie Ball (4); 4. Ricky Montgomery (1); 5. Nate Van Haaften (5); 6. Calvin Landis (6); 7. Cody Ledger (7); 8. Chris Walraven (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (5); 2. Matt Moro (2); 3. Billy Alley (6); 4. Dakota Hendrickson (4); 5. Tom Lenz (1); 6. Alan Zoutte (3); 7. John Anderson (7); 8. Mike Dapra (8)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Billy Alley (1); 2. Justin Henderson (6); 3. Ian Madsen (8); 4. Clint Garner (7); 5. Dakota Hendrickson (2); 6. Nate Van Haaften (4); 7. Jamie Ball (9); 8. Joe Beaver (5); 9. Jon Agan (11); 10. Calvin Landis (3); 11. Russ Hall (14); 12. Matt Moro (15); 13. Ricky Montgomery (17); 14. Sawyer Phillips (16); 15. Logan Forler (19); 16. Tom Lenz (18); 17. Ryan Giles (13); 18. Corey Timmerman (22); 19. John Anderson (21); 20. Tony Shilling (10); 21. Cody Ledger (20); 22. Alan Zoutte (12); 23. Chris Walraven (23); 24. Tyler Brooks (25); 25. Mike Dapra (24). Lap Leader: Alley 1-18. Hard-charger: Henderson.

 

 

 

7/16/15

Lincoln Park Speedway

Putnamville, IN

USAC Sprintweek Round 5

47 cars

Kyle Cummins and Lee Dakus scratched before hot laps. Hunter Schuerenberg (15th car out to time) set quick time on the 5/16-mile oval at 12.953 seconds. The track stayed in great shape all night. Kevin Thomas Jr. (28th car out) was second quick, followed by Chad Boespflug (19th), Carson Short (38th), Cole Smith (31st), Jerry Coons Jr. (13th), Jake Swanson (33rd), Brady Bacon (14th), Chase Stockon (25th) and Max McGhee (42nd).

Heat one (started): 1. Dave Darland 71P (1) 2. Brent Beauchamp 34 (2) 3. Schuerenberg 2E (6) 4. Mitch Wissmiller 1w (7) / 5. Stockon 32 (4) 6. Aaron Farney 15F (10) 7. Kyle Robbins 17R (9) 8. Kyle Wissmiller 3x (11) 9. Shelby VanGilder 22V (8) 10. Clyde Knipp 13 (12) 11. Thomas Meseraull 39 (3) 12. Smith 29x (5)

Darland led Beauchamp and Meseraull early in the 10-lapper, as Schuerenberg moved into fourth quickly. Smith dove underneath Stockon in a battle for fifth with two laps in the books. The move in turn three resulted in Smith hitting the tractor tire and taking a wicked ride. He was transported to the hospital for observation. After a lengthy delay, on the restart, Schuerenberg and Stockon moved by Meseraull for third and fourth. Meseraull would exit on lap four. The battle heated up for the fourth and final transfer between Stockon and Terre Haute winner Farney, who shot up from tenth. As everyone watched that pair, M. Wissmiller was hitting the high side and blew by both in the final corner to grab the spot.

Heat two (started): 1. Chris Windom 21x (3) 2. Chris Phillips 6x (1) 3. McGhee 17 (4) 4. Thomas Jr. 17RW (6) / 5. Coons 10E (5) 6. Mike Gass 17G (2) 7. Brady Short 11P (10) 8. Bill Rose 6 (7) 9. Jarett Andretti 18 (9) 10. Cole Ketcham 41K (8) 11. Nathan Moore 48 (11) DNS – Kyle Cummins 3R

Phillips led early over Windom, Gass and Thomas Jr., who moved into fourth. Thomas and McGhee would move into third and fourth on lap two. McGhee would drive under Thomas for third a lap later. Ketcham got over the berm to bring out the yellow three laps in right after Windom took the lead from Phillips. On the restart, Andretti flipped in turn three, but would right the car and return to action. Windom held on for the win.

Heat three (started): 1. Robert Ballou 12 (3) 2. Jon Stanbrough 81 (2) 3. Boespflug 66 (6) 4. Scotty Weir 11 (4) / 5. CJ Leary 30 (1) 6. Chris Babcock 35 (10) 7. Tyler Courtney 4 (7) 8. Landon Simon 24 (8) 9. Casey Shuman 2x (9) 10. Robert Bell 71 (11) 11. Swanson 92 (5) DNS – Lee Dakus 75

Simon slowed, bringing the caution before a lap could be completed. Stanbrough took the early lead over Ballou, Leary and Weir. On lap two, Weir grabbed third from Leary. With that lap completed, Simon stopped again. Boespflug was running seventh at the time, but hit the high side to pass Courtney, Swanson and Leary to grab fourth. Five laps in, contact from Leary sent Swanson over the top of turn one. He was done for the night. Ballou hit the cushion in turn four to pass Stanbrough for the lead on lap eight.

Heat four (started): 1. Bacon 69 (5) 2. Josh Hodges 74x (3) 3. C. Short 21 (6) 4. Shane Cottle 57 (4) / 5. Bryan Clauson 7 (8) 6. Logan Jarrett 29 (1) 7. Austin Prock 77 (9) 8. Kevin Studley 57K (10) 9. Matthew McDonald 5m (11) 10. Tony DiMattia 50 (2) 11. Justin Grant 5 (7)

Jarrett led early over Hodges and DiMattia. On the second lap, DiMattia spun, collecting Grant who tipped over, and Clauson, who would be the only one of the three to restart at the tail. Hodges shot by Jarrett on the restart to lead, while C. Short moved by Cottle into fourth. On lap three, Bacon passed Jarrett for second, and C. Short followed him into third a lap later. Cottle got back into a transfer position, getting by Jarrett on lap five. McDonald stopped with seven laps in the books. Bacon passed Hodges shortly thereafter. Jarrett passed Cottle on lap eight for fourth, only to have Cottle return the favor in a good battle on lap nine.

C main (started): 1. Andretti (1) 2. Farney (4) 3. B. Short (5) 4. Shuman (2) 5. Babcock (6) / 6. Prock (3) 7. Studley (7) 8. K. Wissmiller (8) 9. Bell (10) 10. Knipp (9) DNS – Moore, McDonald, Cummins, Dakus

Shuman led early over Farney and Andretti in the 10-lapper. Andretti shot by Farney for second on lap two, and grabbed the lead from Shuman in a good battle on lap five. Farney moved into second on lap seven. Shuman grabbed the spot back a lap later, as the two exchanged the spot three times. B. Short began his alphabet run on the cushion, shooting by Shuman for third on the last lap.

B main (started): 1. Coons (1) 2. Swanson (2) 3. Leary (7) 4. B. Short (19) 5. Clauson (15) 6. Meseraull (4) / 7. Grant (11) 8. Courtney (8) 9. Babcock (20) 10. Rose (9) 11. Jarrett (6) 12. Shuman (18) 13. VanGilder (10) 14. Andretti (17) 15. Gass (5) 16. Stockon (3) 17. Ketcham (13) 18. Robbins (14) 19. Simon (12) 20. Farney (16) DNS – DiMattia, Smith

Simon stopped before a lap could be completed. On the second try, Farney, Robbins and Ketcham were involved in an incident. They all retired, as did Stockon, who headed to the pits. Coons led early over Meseraull, Swanson and Leary in the 12-lapper. Swanson passed Meseraull for second on lap two. By lap four, Clauson had worked his way up from 15th to the sixth and final transfer. The story of the race was B. Short, who rode the rim and cruised into a transfer spot by lap 9. He would only be stopped in fourth by the checkers coming out, but he completed the C, B, A marathon.

A main (started): 1. Bacon (2) 2. Thomas Jr. (5) 3. Coons (7) 4. Schuerenberg (6) 5. B. Short (22) 6. Ballou (13) 7. Stanbrough (16) 8. Windom (12) 9. Darland (17) 10. Stockon (23, prov.) 11. Weir (9) 12. Farney (24, prov.) 13. McGhee (1) 14. Hodges (14) 15. Clauson (21) 16. Beauchamp (15) 17. Phillips (18) 18. Cottle (10) 19. Meseraull (11) 20. Swanson (8) 21. C. Short (3) 22. Boespflug (4) 23. Leary (19) 24. M. Wissmiller (20)

Bacon led early over McGhee and C. Short. Thomas Jr. rode the rim to third as he got by C. Short on lap three. With seven laps complete, McGhee got sideways and went through the infield losing several spots. He was saved by a caution, when fourth running C. Short spun and collected Boespflug. Clauson visited the work area. Both would be done. The restart saw Bacon leading McGhee, Thoams, Coons and Schuerenberg. On lap eight, Coons would take third, but Thomas would return the favor a lap later. They would both move by McGhee into second and third. On lap 11, Coons would take second again as he cruised low and Thomas was true to the cushion. B. Short entered the top ten by lap 12 when Swanson flipped. He was unhurt. Bacon was son the low side as he led the field back to green ahead of Coons, Thomas, McGhee and Schuerenberg. Coons passed Bacon to lead lap 13, but Bacon roared back under him a lap later. Cottle came to a stop at that point, bringing the final caution. Bacon led Coons, Thomas, Schuerenberg and Weir back to green. B. Short was up to seventh and shot by two more cars into fifth on the restart. On lap 17, Thomas’s momentum carried him by Coons to second. Bacon was too good on the bottom, however, and took his second win of Sprintweek. Thomas settled for second, ahead of Coons, Schuerenberg and B. Short, who passed 34 cars in going from the C to the B to fifth in the A.

 

 

7/15/15

Terre Haute Action Track

Terre Haute, IN

USAC Indiana Sprintweek Night #3Ĺ

37 cars

Nathan Moore shelled a driveshaft in hot laps and was done for the night. Shelby VanGilder also had issues and scratched for the night. Mitch Wissmiller (1st car out to time) was a surprise quick timer clocking in at 21.361 seconds on a dry track that gave way fast. Jerry Coons Jr. (28th car out) was second quick, followed by Jarett Andretti (4th), Dave Darland (32nd), Chad Boespflug (16th), Kevin Thomas Jr. (33rd), Justin Grant (20th), Aaron Farney (35th), Robert Ballou (27th) and Jon Stanbrough (14th).

Heat one (started): 1. Ballou 12 (4) 2. Hunter Schuerenberg 2E (1) 3. Boespflug 66 (5) 4. Landon Simon 24 (2) / 5. M. Wissmiller 1w (6) 6. Thomas Meseraull 39 (9) 7. Shane Cottle 17 (7) 8. Bill Rose 6 (3) 9. Casey Shuman 2x (8)

Schuerenberg led early over Simon and Boespflug in 8-lapper. Ballou was third by lap two, took second from Simon on lap four, and stalked the leader. While Boespflug snatched third from Simon on lap seven, Ballou shot a slider in turn three on the last lap to pass Schuerenberg for the heat win.

Heat two (started): 1. Chase Stockon 32 (2) 2. Stanbrough 81 (4) 3. Thomas Jr. 17RW (5) 4. Coons 10E (6) / 5. Brady Short 11P (3) 6. Lee Dakus 75 (1) 7. Jake Swanson 92 (7) 8. Chris Babcock 35 (8) 9. Robert Bell 71 (9)

Stockon led the distance and checked out. On lap three Stanbrough grabbed second from Dakus, while Coons moved by B. Short into the fourth and final transfer. Thomas shot by both B. Short and Coons on lap four to claim third.

Heat three (started): 1. Carson Short 21 (2) 2. Chris Windom 21x (4) 3. Grant 5 (5) 4. JJ Hughes 76 (3) / 5. Kent Christian 1c (1) 6. Cole Ketcham 41K (7) 7. Kurt Gross 1x (8) 8. Tony DiMattia 50 (9) 9. Andretti 18 (6)

Hughes contact with Andretti ended the heat for the latter. C. Short led early over Windom and Hughes. Grant grabbed the final transfer from Christian on lap two, and third from Hughes on lap three.

Heat four (started): 1. Logan Jarrett 29 (1) 2. Brady Bacon 69 (2) 3. Farney 15F (5) 4. Darland 71P (6) / 5. Josh Hodges 4 (8) 6. Scotty Weir 11 (3) 7. CJ Leary 30 (7) 8. Kyle Wissmiller 3x (4)

Jarrett led early over a good battle between Bacon and Farney. Darland snatched fourth from Weir on lap three. Hodges sported number 4, earning owner points for Tracy Hines, who broke ribs at Lawrenceburg and sat out.

B main (started): 1. Meseraull (17) 2. Cottle (9) 3. Andretti (2) 4. M. Wissmiller (1) 5. B. Short (5) 6. Weir (6) / 7. Swanson (10) 8. Hodges (16) 9. Leary (12) 10. Shuman (13) 11. Ketcham (11) 12. Rose (4) 13. Christian (8) 14. Babcock (14) 15. K. Wissmiller (3) 16. DiMattia (19) 17. Bell (18) 18. Dakus (7) 19. Gross (15) DNS – Nathan Moore 48, Shelby VanGilder 22N

This 12-lapper was a good one! M. Wissmiller led the first lap over Andretti, Rose, B. Short and Weir. Gross spun with a lap in the books. On the restart, Weir jumped up to third. DiMattia spun and collected Bell, who tipped over with five laps in. M. Wissmiller led Andretti, Weir, B. Short, Cottle and Meseraull, up from 17th to the green. B. Short moved into third on the restart, and Cottle followed him into fourth. On lap seven, Cottle took third before Rose spun to bring a caution. M. Wissmiller again led the pack back to green ahead of Andretti, Cottle, B. Short, Meseraull and Weir. Cottle shot on the low side of turn three to go from third to first on the restart, while Meseraull took third. On lap nine, Meseraull grabbed second from Andretti. A lap later, B. Short got by M. Wissmiller. Meseraull went for it on the last lap and passed Cottle for the win after starting 17th.

A main (started): 1. Farney (1) 2. Ballou (9) 3. Darland (5) 4. Boespflug (4) 5. Stockon (16) 6. Stanbrough (10) 7. Bacon (18) 8. Grant (2) 9. Coons (6) 10. Cottle (21) 11. Schuerenberg (19) 12. Thomas Jr. (3) 13. Andretti (8) 14. Wiindom (11) 15. Weir (14) 16. Hughes (13) 17. Simon (15) 18. Jarrett (20) 19. Meseraull (22) 20. C. Short (17) 21. B. Short (12) 22. M. Wissmiller (7)

Farney led Grant, Boespflug and Ballou early in the 30-lapper. Ballou was third by lap two. On lap three, M. Wissmiller came to a stop in turn two. Ballou moved to second on the restart, but it was negated when C. Short stopped with a flat right rear. Ballou was undeterred and shot by Boespflug for second when the green fell again. B. Short came to a stop five laps in and retired. Farney led Ballou, Boespflug, Coons and Thomas Jr. back to green. By lap 17, Darland moved into fifth and Stockon was up to sixth from 16th. A lap later, Meseraull brought out the red flag. He was uninjured. Farney led Ballou, Boespflug, Grant and Darland back to green. Farney pulled away from Ballou in winning his first career USAC feature event. Stockon was the hard-charger, moving up 11 spots. Bacon and Cottle, who will return to the Hazen 57 at Putnamville, also passed 11 cars each.

 

 

Terry McCarl Tops FVP National Sprint League at Knoxville! Agan and Henderson Grab 360 Twins!

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, July 4, 2015 – Terry McCarl and Danny Lasoski have dueled at Knoxville Raceway for four different decades. The rivalry came to life again Saturday night on Aspen Aire Night featuring the FVP National Sprint League. This time, it was McCarl who came out on top on “Heroes Night” on the Fourth of July. The Altoona, Iowa native won his 55th career feature at Knoxville, which is fourth all-time in the track’s storied history. It was also Twin Features Night for the 360 class at Knoxville, and Jon Agan and Justin Henderson picked up wins in that class.

Austin McCarl and Danny Lasoski started in row one of the 25-lap NSL feature event, but it was Terry McCarl, who used the low side of one and two to dispose of Lasoski, and the high side of three and four to pass his son for the lead to complete lap one. Lasoski moved by Austin on lap two for second in pursuit of the leader.

Dustin Selvage stopped with mechanical issues with three laps in the books. McCarl led Lasoski, Austin, Ian Madsen and Justin Henderson back to green flag racing. Madsen moved by Austin for third on lap four, before RJ Johnson slowed to a stop at the top of turn two with six laps complete.

McCarl took off well and held Lasoski at bay. Tasker Phillips who was running twelfth, lost a left front wheel and flipped twelve laps in, bringing out the red flag. McCarl shot out again, ahead of Lasoski, Madsen, Tim Kaeding and Austin. Justin Henderson entered the top five on the restart and took fourth from Kaeding on lap 18. At the same time, Lasoski reeled in McCarl in traffic as the veterans battled for the top spot.

Kaeding and the lapped car of AJ Moeller contacted on lap 20, and Moeller spun to a stop against the frontstretch fence. McCarl was never challenged in clean air the final five laps, picking up his second NSL win of the season. Lasoski trailed him ahead of Madsen, Henderson and Mark Dobmeier. Kaeding, Bill Balog, Dusty Zomer, Austin McCarl and Bryan Clauson rounded out the top ten.

Lynton Jeffrey set quick time over the field, while Moeller, Dakota Hendrickson, Paige Polyak and Henderson picked up heat race wins. Jeffrey also won the B main. Brian Brown suffered a scary incident in his heat race when something entered the cockpit. He was taken to the hospital for inspection of an arm injury.

“You break your back the first night out, then to be able to come back…” said an emotional McCarl in Victory Lane. “Everybody thinks you’re o.k., but…we’ve been having some problems the last few weeks. Doug (Rankin) did a great job figuring out we had a fuel pump going bad. To beat Lasoski and Ian right now…they’re on fire. You get out to a lead and have a good racecar early…you’re afraid late. I didn’t know if I should move around or not.”

“He did a good job,” said Lasoski of McCarl. “He got us on the start, and that was the end of the race. We got beside him, and as any good racecar driver would do, he took our line. I’m really proud of our team. They’ve worked hard.”

Jon Agan utilized his pole position to lead every lap of the first of two 18-lap Twin Features for the 360 class. While Ian Madsen chased Agan in second position, Tony Shilling was on the move, gaining third from Clint Garner on lap three. Bryan Clauson had charged from 11th to sixth by lap four when he pulled pitside.

While Agan set a torried pace up front, Garner and Justin Henderson were battling in heavy lapped traffic. Henderson gained the fourth spot on lap eight. Madsen slowly reeled in Agan in traffic, but could not muster enough to challenge the leader.

For Agan, it was career win number ten in the 360 class. Madsen was second, ahead of Shilling, Henderson and Jamie Ball. Joe Beaver, Calvin Landis, hard-charger Dusty Zomer, Jake Bubak and Nate Van Haaften rounded out the top ten. Garner was involved in an incident in the final corner with Chris Martin. It relegated him to the final running position on the lead lap, which meant he would start on the pole of the second feature. He set quick time over the field, while Beaver, Dakota Hendrickson and Zomer won heat races. Sawyer Phillips won the B.

“We’ve had some bad luck this year,” said Agan in Victory Lane. “Mid-Season Championship was kind of like our first night of the year. It’s been tough. We were really fast in the beginning of the year. We came here the first night after all the rainouts and we got taken out by a lapped car. You’re charging through those guys tonight and what a tricky track. You’re better than them, but you can’t be too tight in areas, or too free in areas.”

Garner shot out from the pole in the second feature ahead of Hendrickson and Matt Moro. Henderson was on the move from his starting spot inside row six and was into fifth by lap four. Moro shot by Hendrickson on lap six for the runner-up spot.

While Garner had a five second lead by lap ten, Henderson moved into fourth on lap seven and then passed Hendrickson for third on lap eight. Garner was maneuvering traffic well, and had a straightaway lead when Henderson moved by Moro for second on lap 12. Agan would suffer a broken piston and retire before Tony Rost came to a stop with 12 laps down.

Garner shot away from Henderson on the restart, but Shilling was unable to exit the track in turn four, bringing a caution out on lap 14. This time, Henderson rocketed by the leader and went on to his third 360 win of the season and sixth in his career at Knoxville. Garner and Zomer rounded out a podium that had all drivers utilizing Parker Racing Engines. Moro was fourth ahead of Beaver. Hard-charger Bryan Clauson drove from 22nd to sixth, and Ball, Van Haaften, Hendrickson and Landis rounded out the top ten.

“What a fantastic racecar, what a fantastic racetrack,” said Henderson. “It was a lot of fun tonight. It was ‘elbows up’ on the cushion. I had a lot of fun racing with Tim (Kaeding in the 410 feature) and I had a lot of fun racing with Clint (Garner). He did a really good job. I think he thought I was going to out-guess him, but he was fine the way he was. It’s never easy whether it’s the 360’s or 410’s. We’re doing our best to do our part.”

Join us next Saturday night, July 11, for Hy-Vee Night at the Marion County Fair! Knoxville Championship Cup Series action will feature all three classes of sprint cars! For more information on Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

The Minnesota Mafia Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (1), 15.236; 2. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (24), 15.35; 3. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (28), 15.42; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (3), 15.474; 5. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (7), 15.487; 6. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (14), 15.493; 7. 7, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (11), 15.500; 8. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (27), 15.503; 9. 17W, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN (25), 15.594; 10. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (4), 15.598; 11. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (23), 15.617; 12. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (31), 15.625; 13. 17B, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI (12), 15.693; 14. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (19), 15.697; 15. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (13), 15.718; 16. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (20), 15.746; 17. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 15.776; 18. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (15), 15.789; 19. 09, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (8), 15.800; 20. 35AU, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Au (10), 15.825; 21. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (2), 15.855; 22. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (26), 15.886; 23. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (30), 15.898; 24. 7R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (18), 16.002; 25. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (5), 16.003; 26. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID (32), 16.017; 27. 9, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (29), 16.024; 28. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (22), 16.046; 29. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (9), 16.258; 30. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (21), 16.258; 31. 1P, Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO (6), 16.464; 32. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (16), 16.469.

Fuel Safe Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. AJ Moeller (1); 2. Tasker Phillips (2); 3. Bill Balog (3); 4. Tim Kaeding (5); 5. Craig Dollansky (8) / 6. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 7. Chris Martin (7); 8. Bryan Clauson (4)

DMI Heat two (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Dakota Hendrickson (1); 2. Bronson Maeschen (3); 3. Mark Dobmeier (4); 4. Ian Madsen (6); 5. Logan Forler (7) / 6. Jordyn Brazier (2); 7. Josh Schneiderman (8); 8. Brian Brown (5)

Kaeding Performance Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.0: 1. Paige Polyak (1); 2. Dusty Zomer (3); 3. Terry McCarl (4); 4. Danny Lasoski (6); 5. Matt Juhl (2) / 6. Dustin Selvage (5); 7. Paul Nienhiser (7); 8. Curtis Evans (8)

Maxim Racing Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.7: 1. Justin Henderson (5); 2. Ryan Bunton (1); 3. Jamie Veal (2); 4. Austin McCarl (4); 5. RJ Johnson (7) / 6. Davey Heskin (3); 7. Bob Weuve (8); 8. Brooke Tatnell (6)

Hooker Harness B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:16.0: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 2. Bryan Clauson (3); 3. Dustin Selvage (4); 4. Davey Heskin (6) / 5. Josh Schneiderman (10); 6. Brooke Tatnell (2); 7. Jordyn Brazier (5); 8. Paul Nienhiser (7); 9. Chris Martin (8); 10. Curtis Evans (9); 11. Bob Weuve (11) DNS – Brian Brown

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (3); 2. Danny Lasoski (2); 3. Ian Madsen (4); 4. Justin Henderson (5); 5. Mark Dobmeier (7); 6. Tim Kaeding (6); 7. Bill Balog (8); 8. Dusty Zomer (12); 9. Austin McCarl (1); 10. Bryan Clauson (10); 11. Bronson Maeschen (11); 12. Jamie Veal (15); 13. Craig Dollansky (22); 14. Lynton Jeffrey (9); 15. Dakota Hendrickson (17); 16. Davey Heskin (24); 17. Ryan Bunton (19); 18. Logan Forler (20); 19. Paige Polyak (18); 20. Matt Juhl (14); 21. AJ Moeller (16); 22. Tasker Phillips (13); 23. RJ Johnson (21); 24. Dustin Selvage (23). Lap Leader: T. McCarl 1-25. KSE Hard-charger: Dollansky.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (2), 15.985; 2. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. (9), 16.022; 3. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (22), 16.094; 4. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (1), 16.223; 5. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (7), 16.236; 6. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (24), 16.244; 7. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (12), 16.266; 8. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (25), 16.293; 9. 17W, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN (18), 16.318; 10. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (6), 16.340; 11. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (4), 16.364; 12. 1B, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (11), 16.423; 13. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 16.452; 14. 5H, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (3), 16.485; 15. 82, Dusty Zomer, Brandon, SD (19), 16.496; 16. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (5), 16.564; 17. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (13), 16.568; 18. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (17), 16.595; 19. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (16), 16.694; 20. 21, Bart Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA (10), 16.777; 21. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (23), 16.948; 22. 99, Tony Rost, Utica, NE (14), 16.958; 23. 126, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (15), 17.027; 24. 20T, Corey Timmerman, Carmen, IL (26), 17.651; 25. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (21), NT; 26. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (20), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.6: 1. Joe Beaver (3); 2. Ryan Giles (1); 3. Jamie Ball (5); 4. Clint Garner (6); 5. Jon Agan (4); 6. Ricky Montgomery (9) / 7. Alan Zoutte (7); 8. Tony Rost (8); 9. Sawyer Phillips (2)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.2: 1. Dakota Hendrickson (2); 2. Matt Moro (3); 3. Ian Madsen (6); 4. Nate Van Haaften (5); 5. Calvin Landis (4); 6. Bart Friedrichsen (7) / 7. Stacey Alexander (8); 8. John Anderson (1); 9. Ben Woods (9)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Dusty Zomer (2); 2. Justin Henderson (6); 3. Tony Shilling (5); 4. Bryan Clauson (4); 5. Jake Bubak (3); 6. Tom Lenz (7) / 7. Corey Timmerman (8); 8. Chris Martin (1)

B main (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Sawyer Phillips (1); 2. Chris Martin (3); 3. John Anderson (2); 4. Tony Rost (5); 5. Alan Zoutte (4); 6. Corey Timmerman (6) DNS – Stacey Alexander, Ben Woods

A Main #1 (started), 18 Laps, 5:14.2: 1. Jon Agan (1); 2. Ian Madsen (2); 3. Tony Shilling (3); 4. Justin Henderson (6); 5. Jamie Ball (5); 6. Joe Beaver (10); 7. Calvin Landis (8); 8. Dusty Zomer (15); 9. Jake Bubak (12); 10. Nate Van Haaften (7); 11. Sawyer Phillips (13); 12. Matt Moro (11); 13. Dakota Hendrickson (14); 14. Clint Garner (4); 15. Ryan Giles (16); 16. Bart Friedrichsen (18); 17. Tom Lenz (19); 18. Ricky Montgomery (20); 19. Tony Rost (22); 20. Chris Martin (17); 21. Corey Timmerman (24); 22. Alan Zoutte (23); 23. John Anderson (21); 24. Bryan Clauson (9). Lap Leader: Agan 1-18. Hard-charger: Zomer.

A Main #2 (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Justin Henderson (11); 2. Clint Garner (1); 3. Dusty Zomer (7); 4. Ian Madsen (13); 5. Matt Moro (3); 6. Joe Beaver (9); 7. Bryan Clauson (22); 8. Jamie Ball (8); 9. Nate Van Haaften (5); 10. Dakota Hendrickson (2); 11. Calvin Landis (6); 12. Ryan Giles (15); 13. Sawyer Phillips (4); 14. Ricky Montgomery (16); 15. Chris Martin (18); 16. Bart Friedrichsen (14); 17. Tom Lenz (17); 18. Corey Timmerman (21); 19. Alan Zoutte (20); 20. Tony Shilling (10); 21. Tony Rost (19); 22. Jon Agan (12); 23. Jake Bubak (24); 24. John Anderson (23). Lap Leaders: Garner 1-14, Henderson 15-20. Hard-charger: Clauson.

 

 

7/1/15

Lakeside Speedway

Kansas City, KS

WoO

21 cars

Jason Sides (7th car out to time) set the standard in qualifying on the 2/5 mile oval at 13.713 seconds. Joey Saldana (16th car out) was second quick, followed by David Gravel (11th), Paul McMahan (21st), Logan Schuchart (9th), Jason Johnson (19th), Donny Schatz (13th), Kraig Kinser (3rd), Danny Lasoski (2nd) and Kerry Madsen (10th).

Heat one (started): 1. K. Madsen 29 (1) 2. Schatz 15 (2) 3. Sides 7s (4) 4. McMahan 51 (3) 5. Brad Sweet 49 (7) 6. Ian Madsen 18 (5) 7. Logan Forler 2L (6)

K. Madsen led the 8-lap distance to earn a starting spot in the Dash. Schatz stayed within striking distance the whole way.

Heat two (started): 1. K. Kinser (2) 2. Saldana 71m (4) 3. Daryn Pittman 9 (1) 4. Brian Brown 21 (6) 5. Schuchart 1s (3) 6. Brad Loyet o5 (7) 7. Jacob Allen 1a (3)

K. Kinser led the duration. Brown made his move into fourth early in a mostly single-file heat.

Heat three (started): 1. Lasoski 33 (2) 2. Bryan Clauson 17w (1) 3. Gravel 7 (4) 4. Johnson 41 (3) 5. Steve Kinser 11 (6) 6. Shane Stewart 2 (5) 7. Curtis Evans 1P (7)

Lasoski shot out to an early lead, and never looked back.

Dash (started): 1. Gravel (2) 2. Saldana (3) 3. McMahan (1) 4. Sides (4) 5. Schuchart (5) 6. K. Madsen (8) 7. Lasoski (7) 8. K. Kinser (6)

Gravel rode his Parker engine to victory to lead all six laps. Saldana shot by McMahan on lap three for second.

A main (started) 1. Schatz (10) 2. Saldana (2) 3. K. Madsen (6) 4. Lasoski (7) 5. McMahan (3) 6. Stewart (15) 7. Pittman (11) 8. Sweet (19) 9. Gravel (1) 10. Schuchart (5) 11. Sides (4) 12. K. Kinser (8) 13. Clauson (12) 14. Johnson (9) 15. Brown (17) 16. Forler (16) 17. Allen (14) 18. Loyet (20) 19. I. Madsen (13) 20. Evans (21) 21. S. Kinser (18)

Saldana led Gravel and K. Madsen (up from sixth) early in the 30-lapper. By lap two, Schatz had gone from tenth to sixth. He was fifth on the next go-around. K. Madsen shot by Gravel into second on lap 11, and McMahan followed him into third. On the next circuit Schatz dove under McMahan to capture third. The caution came out for Brown with 13 laps in the books. He had a vibration in the right rear. The double-file restart saw Saldana take the inside lane ahead of K. Madsen, Schatz, McMahan and Gravel. Schatz rolled into second on the restart, and Lasoski roared to fifth. Stewart was up to sixth from his starting spot in row eight, as a classic unfolded. On lap 28, Saldana struggled to get by the lapped car of Brown when Schatz shot to the low side and made his winning pass. A final caution came when Johnson, in his first night back in action after fracturing vertebrae in California, blew his right rear. Schatz maintained his lead on the single-file restart, ahead of Saldana, K. Madsen, and Lasoski, who edged out McMahan for fourth.

 

 

Danny Lasoski on Top Again in $5,000 Mid-Season Championship at Knoxville!
by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, June 27, 2015 – Danny Lasoski registered win number three of the season at the Knoxville Raceway and #105 in his career at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World” on Saturday night. The victory was also his third FVP National Sprint League win of 2015. The victory allowed him to stay on top of the point standings at both Knoxville and with the NSL, and it was worth $5,000 aboard the Big Game Motorsports #2.

Henderson shot out to an early lead in the 25-lap feature ahead of Ian Madsen and Lasoski. Rubber developed early in turn two, and Lasoski shot by Madsen on lap six. A lap later, Henderson was his victim in the same spot on the track.

Madsen tried to shoot inside Henderson for second in turn three, hit the brakes, and got over the infield berm when the two cars couldn’t fit in one spot. Madsen’s machine veered backwards across the track and struck the turn three wall, putting an end to his night.

Lasoski led the field back to green flag racing ahead of Henderson, Brooke Tatnell, Bronson Maeschen and Brian Brown. The top five would not change the rest of the way as a heavy layer of rubber encircled the half-mile on an uncharacteristic track at Knoxville. The only remaining caution came for Tasker Phillips, who blew his right rear with seven to go.

Lasoski carried out his win ahead of Henderson ($3,500), Tatnell ($3,000), Maeschen and Brown. Terry McCarl, Craig Dollansky, Dusty Zomer, Lynton Jeffrey and Davey Heskin rounded out the top ten. Henderson set quick time, while Bill Balog, Ryan Bunton, Josh Baughman and Dustin Selvage were heat winners. Dollansky won the B main.

“We knew he was going to be tough,” Lasoski said of the pole-sitter Henderson in Victory Lane. “My hat’s off to (crew chief) Guy Forbrook. He had this thing figured out tonight. We have a good racecar, but when August (Knoxville Nationals) comes the big boys are coming to town and we want to be ready.”

The FVP National Sprint League begins a busy month of July this Friday night the 3rd at the Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota. The series will return to the Knoxville Raceway on the 4th of July! For more information on the FVP National Sprint League, visit www.NationalSprintLeague.com!

410 Results

Minnesota Mafia Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (26), 15.793; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (20), 15.817; 3. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (27), 15.854; 4. 17W, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN (8), 15.991; 5. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (2), 16.018; 6. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (23), 16.052; 7. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (15), 16.167; 8. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (24), 16.204; 9. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (28), 16.209; 10. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (22), 16.241; 11. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (12), 16.263; 12. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (3), 16.275; 13. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID (14), 16.284; 14. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (5), 16.287; 15. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (17), 16.304; 16. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (7), 16.331; 17. 17B, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI (9), 16.342; 18. 67, Christopher Bell, Norman, OK (19), 16.408; 19. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (10), 16.418; 20. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (6), 16.436; 21. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (1), 16.457; 22. 7R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (4), 16.468; 23. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (16), 16.553; 24. 7, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (13), 16.595; 25. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.622; 26. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (32), 16.841; 27. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (29), 16.973; 28. 23S, Stu Snyder, Waverly, NE (11), 17.06; 29. O9, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (30), 17.076; 30. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (31), 17.458; 31. 53H, Matt Harms, Chillicothe, IL (25), 18.976; 32. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (21), NT.

Fuel Safe Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.6: 1. Bill Balog (2); 2. Terry McCarl (4); 3. Josh Schneiderman (1); 4. Ian Madsen (5); 5. Justin Henderson (6) / 6. Logan Forler (3); 7. Matt Juhl (8); 8. Tasker Phillips (7)

DMI Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:21.3: 1. Ryan Bunton (1); 2. Christopher Bell (2); 3. Brian Brown (6); 4. Bronson Maeschen (5); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (3) / 6. Craig Dollansky (4); 7. Chris Martin (7); 8. Jordyn Brazier (8)

Kaeding Performance Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:24.1: 1. Josh Baughman (1); 2. Danny Lasoski (6); 3. RJ Johnson (2); 4. Davey Heskin (4); 5. Brooke Tatnell (5) / 6. Tim Kaeding (3); 7. AJ Moeller (7); 8. Matt Harms (8)

Maxim Racing Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:23.2: 1. Dustin Selvage (1); 2. Mark Dobmeier (2); 3. Dusty Zomer (5); 4. Austin McCarl (3); 5. Bryan Clauson (6) / 6. Dakota Hendrickson (4); 7. Stu Snyder (7) DNS – Bob Weuve

Hooker Harness B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:42.7: 1. Craig Dollansky (1); 2. Dakota Hendrickson (2); 3. Tim Kaeding (4); 4. Tasker Phillips (5) / 5. Logan Forler (3); 6. Chris Martin (6); 7. Matt Juhl (9); 8. Stu Snyder (8); 9. Jordyn Brazier (10); 10. AJ Moeller (7); 11. Matt Harms (11) DNS – Bob Weuve

FVP A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Danny Lasoski (3); 2. Justin Henderson (1); 3. Brooke Tatnell (4); 4. Bronson Maeschen (5); 5. Brian Brown (8); 6. Terry McCarl (9); 7. Craig Dollansky (10); 8. Dusty Zomer (7); 9. Lynton Jeffrey (13); 10. Davey Heskin (11); 11. Bill Balog (15); 12. Bryan Clauson (6); 13. Austin McCarl (14); 14. Christopher Bell (16); 15. Tim Kaeding (23); 16. Josh Schneiderman (19); 17. Josh Baughman (21); 18. Mark Dobmeier (18); 19. Ryan Bunton (20); 20. Dustin Selvage (22); 21. Dakota Hendrickson (12); 22. Tasker Phillips (24); 23. RJ Johnson (17); 24. Ian Madsen (2). Lap Leaders: Henderson 1-6, Lasoski 7-25. KSE Hard-charger: Kaeding.

Photo: Danny Lasoski picked up his third NSL win of the season at Knoxville on Saturday (Rob Kocak Photo)

Contingencies

Minnesota Mafia Quick Time – Justin Henderson

Fuel Safe Heat – Bill Balog

DMI Heat – Ryan Bunton

Kaeding Performance Heat – Danny Lasoski

Maxim Racing Heat – Mark Dobmeier

Hooker Harness “Locked In Award” – Craig Dollansky

Speedway Graphics “From the Tail Award” – Tasker Phillips

KSE Hard-charger Award – Tim Kaeding

Bell Helmets “Hard Luck Award” – Ian Madsen

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Danny Lasoski Capitalizes on Henderson’s Misfortune at Knoxville!

 by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, June 20, 2015 – Danny Lasoski chalked up with #104 in his career at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night. Justin Henderson was leading late when a nose piece from his car came up and blocked his vision, causing him to stop. Lasoski assumed the lead and roared to victory in the 410 class. Clint Garner registered his 21st career win in the 360 class, and Devin Kline won his fifth career feature in the 305 class. Heavy rainfall at 5:30 p.m. caused events to be delayed until hot laps at 9 p.m.

Ian Madsen shot out from the pole to lead early in the 20-lap 410 feature with Henderson and Lasoski in tow. Henderson gained on the leader and shot around him in lapped traffic on lap seven. A lap later, Brian Brown, who was running fourth, tangled with a lapped car and turned over. He was o.k., but done for the night.

The restart saw Henderson leading Madsen, Lasoski, Davey Heskin and Lynton Jeffrey. Jeffrey sprung into fourth on the restart. Lasoski shot under Madsen on lap 13 into second. Henderson pulled away, maneuvering through lapped traffic with ease. On lap 18, the nose piece flew up into his vision and caused him to slow to a stop in turn one.

Lasoski assumed the lead on the restart ahead of Madsen, Jeffrey, Heskin and Brooke Tatnell and pulled away to victory. Madsen finished second, ahead of Jeffrey, Tatnell and Heskin. Bronson Maeschen, Terry McCarl, Josh Schneiderman, hard-charger Dustin Selvage and Craig Dollansky completed the top ten. Henderson set quick time, while Christopher Bell, Dakota Hendrickson and Brian Brown won heat races. Glen Saville suffered a wicked crash in the third heat race, but was uninjured.

“He was going good,” said Lasoski in Victory Lane in reference to Henderson. “He drove by us. Tonight it was better to be lucky than good. The track did a phenomenal job of getting this race in. I want to thank the fans for sticking this one out.”

Clint Garner led the 18-lap feature distance from his starting spot outside of row one in the 360 feature. Nate Van Haaften and Justin Henderson completed the top three early. Russ Hall stopped while running tenth with a lap in the books. Two laps later, Jon Agan tipped over in turn four bringing the red flag out.

Garner led Van Haaften, Henderson, Calvin Landis and Joe Beaver back to green flag racing. Henderson quickly moved into second, while Beaver drove by Landis into fourth. The final caution of the race would come out with five laps complete. Jamie Ball came to a stop in turn four.

Garner would lead the final thirteen laps with Henderson and Van Haaften in tow. Beaver finished fourth ahead of Landis. Matt Moro, Dustin Clark, Ryan Giles, Tony Shilling and Sawyer Phillips rounded out the top ten. Henderson set quick time, while Russ Hall, Randy Martin and Phillips won the heats.

“My target is Justin Henderson,” said Garner in Victory Lane in reference to him being the same for his competitors. “In a way we’re teammates. We both have Parker engines, and we’re able to bounce things off each other. You know when we’re racing, it will be clean.”

Before a lap could be completed in the 305 feature, Josh Jones found himself upside down in turn one. He was uninjured. Matthew Stelzer broke out to an early lead in the 12-lapper. He led McKenna Haase, Christian Bowman, Devin Kline and new one-lap track record holder, Trevor Smith back to green after a lap two caution for Kade Higday.

Kline jumped to third, while Stacey Alexander moved up two spots into fourth. Disaster struck for Stelzer when he stopped at the halfway point. Haase assumed the lead, but Kline shot around her quickly when her machine began to falter. On lap eight, Bowman moved into second, followed by Alexander. While Kline separated himself from the field, those two exchanged the runner-up spot twice.

Kline shot out from the field after one final caution for Corey Kautz set up a green, white, checker finish. Bowman would end up second, ahead of Alexander, Smith and Jeff Wilke. Kevin Hetrick, Brad Comegys, Mitchell Alexander, Ben Woods and Joe Simbro completed the top ten. Smith set a new one-lap 305 track record in qualifying at 16.820 seconds. Wilke, Stacey Alexander and Simbro won heat races.

Join us next Saturday night, June 27, for Farm Bureau and Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame Mid-season Championship Night featuring the National Sprint League! All three divisions of Knoxville Championship Cup Series sprint cars will be in action! For more information on Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (13), 14.605; 2. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (5), 14.746; 3. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (1), 14.765; 4. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (3), 14.805; 5. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (26), 14.811; 6. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (4), 14.87; 7. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (7), 14.872; 8. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (11), 14.943; 9. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (23), 15.019; 10. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (16), 15.020; 11. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (14), 15.053; 12. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (21), 15.061; 13. 67, Christopher Bell, Norman, OK (10), 15.113; 14. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (18), 15.140; 15. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (17), 15.186; 16. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (15), 15.207; 17. 7, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (6), 15.291; 18. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (27), 15.297; 19. 7R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (24), 15.304; 20. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (8), 15.306; 21. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (12), 15.360; 22. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (20), 15.484; 23. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (25), 15.509; 24. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (2), 15.558; 25. 45, Mark Johnson, Des Moines, IA (19), 15.642; 26. O7, Jacob Wilson, Crawfordsville, IN (22), 15.690; 27. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (9), 16.011.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:01.9: 1. Christopher Bell (2); 2. Scott Bogucki (1); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 4. Bronson Maeschen (3); 5. Justin Henderson (6); 6. Davey Heskin (5); 7. Tasker Phillips (8); 8. Ryan Bunton (7); 9. Mark Johnson (9)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Dakota Hendrickson (2); 2. Danny Lasoski (6); 3. Dustin Selvage (1); 4. Brooke Tatnell (4); 5. Ian Madsen (5); 6. Josh Schneiderman (3); 7. Chris Martin (7); 8. Jordyn Brazier (8); 9. Jacob Wilson (9)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Austin McCarl (2); 3. Terry McCarl (4); 4. Craig Dollansky (7); 5. RJ Johnson (3); 6. AJ Moeller (5); 7. Bobby Mincer (8); 8. Bob Weuve (9); 9. Glen Saville (1)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Danny Lasoski (2); 2. Ian Madsen (1); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (8); 4. Brooke Tatnell (7); 5. Davey Heskin (3); 6. Bronson Maeschen (10); 7. Terry McCarl (9); 8. Josh Schneiderman (11); 9. Dustin Selvage (17); 10. Craig Dollansky (18); 11. Christopher Bell (13); 12. Justin Henderson (4); 13. RJ Johnson (12); 14. Chris Martin (19); 15. AJ Moeller (6); 16. Bobby Mincer (24); 17. Ryan Bunton (20); 18. Jordyn Brazier (21); 19. Bob Weuve (23); 20. Scott Bogucki (16); 21. Brian Brown (5); 22. Austin McCarl (15); 23. Dakota Hendrickson (14); 24. Tasker Phillips (22) DNS – Glen Saville, Mark Johnson, Jacob Wilson. Lap Leaders: Madsen 1-6, Henderson 7-17, Lasoski 18-20. Hard-charger: Selvage.

360 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (1), 15.613; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (16), 15.622; 3. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (20), 15.713; 4. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (4), 15.875; 5. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (17), 15.932; 6. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (7), 15.941; 7. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (21), 15.951; 8. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (12), 15.975; 9. 5H, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (9), 15.976; 10. 7H, John Hall, Marion, IA (11), 15.979; 11. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (19), 16.018; 12. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (22), 16.097; 13. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (10), 16.120; 14. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (15), 16.122; 15. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.126; 16. 50, Keoni Texeira, Honolulu, HI (2), 16.137; 17. 14, Randy Martin, California, MO (13), 16.271; 18. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (3), 16.413; 19. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.420; 20. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (8), 17.152; 21. 2, Tyler Brooks, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.358; 22. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (6), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:53.7: 1. Russ Hall (2); 2. Justin Henderson (6); 3. Keoni Texeira (1); 4. Tony Shilling (4); 5. Calvin Landis (5); 6. John Hall (3); 7. Jon Agan (7) DNS – Alan Zoutte

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:54.9: 1. Randy Martin (1); 2. Matt Moro (4); 3. Clint Garner (6); 4. Ricky Montgomery (2); 5. Nate Van Haaften (5); 6. Ryan Giles (3); 7. John Anderson (7)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:52.5: 1. Sawyer Phillips (2); 2. Dustin Clark (3); 3. Joe Beaver (5); 4. Jamie Ball (6); 5. Tom Lenz (1); 6. Tyler Brooks (7); 7. Dakota Hendrickson (4)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (2); 2. Justin Henderson (4); 3. Nate Van Haaften (1); 4. Joe Beaver (6); 5. Calvin Landis (3); 6. Matt Moro (7); 7. Dustin Clark (9); 8. Ryan Giles (10); 9. Tony Shilling (8); 10. Sawyer Phillips (14); 11. Ricky Montgomery (11); 12. Dakota Hendrickson (19); 13. Keoni Texeira (13); 14. Randy Martin (16); 15. Tom Lenz (15); 16. John Hall (21); 17. John Anderson (19); 18. Jamie Ball (5); 19. Tyler Brooks (18); 20. Jon Agan (20); 21. Russ Hall (12) DNS – Alan Zoutte. Lap Leader: Garner 1-18. Hard-charger: Hendrickson.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 33, Trevor Smith, Sanborn, IA (15), 16.820; 2. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (1), 16.903; 3. 5J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (13), 16.925; 4. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (22), 17.004; 5. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (9), 17.081; 6. 51, Corey Kautz, Urbandale, IA (7), 17.150; 7. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (8), 17.151; 8. 7, Tanner Edwards, Van Meter, IA (4), 17.157; 9. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (12), 17.184; 10. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (5), 17.248; 11. O2S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (18), 17.256; 12. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (6), 17.351; 13. O, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (20), 17.353; 14. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (23), 17.387; 15. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (2), 17.615; 16. 50K, Kevin Hiemstra, Knoxville, IA (16), 17.762; 17. 71G, Cody Ambers, Knoxville, IA (19), 18.024; 18. 82, Lee Patterson, Des Moines, IA (21), 18.180; 19. 76D, Don Dawson III, Indianola, IA (3), 18.207; 20. 36, Christopher Scank, Cedar Rapids, IA (17), 18.230; 21. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (10), 18.549; 22. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (11), NT; 23. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (14), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:43.8: 1. Jeff Wilke (4); 2. Trevor Smith (6); 3. Ben Woods (3); 4. Christian Bowman (5); 5. Kade Higday (8); 6. Kevin Hiemstra (1); 7. Don Dawson III (7) DNS – Mike Mayberry

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:44.0: 1. Stacey Alexander (2); 2. Tanner Edwards (4); 3. Cody Ambers (1); 4. Matthew Stelzer (5); 5. McKenna Haase (6); 6. Josh Jones (3); 7. Mitchell Alexander (8); 8. Christopher Scank (7)

Heat three (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Joe Simbro (2); 2. Brad Comegys (3); 3. Devin Kline (6); 4. Kevin Hetrick (4); 5. Lee Patterson (1); 6. Rob Weuve (5) DNS – Corey Kautz

A main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Devin Kline (5); 2. Christian Bowman (3); 3. Stacey Alexander (12); 4. Trevor Smith (4); 5. Jeff Wilke (6); 6. Kevin Hetrick (7); 7. Brad Comegys (11); 8. Mitchell Alexander (21); 9. Ben Woods (9); 10. Joe Simbro (13); 11. Christopher Scank (20); 12. Don Dawson III (19); 13. Kevin Hiemstra (14); 14. Rob Weuve (17); 15. Lee Patterson (16); 16. McKenna Haase (2); 17. Corey Kautz (22); 18. Matthew Stelzer (1); 19. Cody Ambers (15); 20. Kade Higday (18); 21. Tanner Edwards (8); 22. Josh Jones (10) DNS – Mike Mayberry. Lap Leaders: Stelzer 1-6, Kline 7-12. Hard-charger: M. Alexander.

 

6/20/15

Salina Speedway

Salina, KS

ASCS

26 cars

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Tony Bruce Jr. 18 (3*) 2. Forrest Sutherland 85 (1*) 3. Brian Brown 21 (6*) 4. Luke Cranston 20 (2*) 5. Matt Covington 95 (5*) 6. CJ Johnson 45 (7) 7. Wayne Johnson 77x (9) 8. Kyle Bellm 14K (4) 9. Chance Morton 7m (8)

Sutherland led early over Cranston and Bruce in the 8-lapper. Bruce moved into second on lap two and passed Sutherland for the lead a lap later. On lap five, Brown passed Cranston for third.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Seth Bergman 23 (4*) 2. Jordan Weaver 92 (1*) 3. Johnny Herrera 45x (3*) 4. Jeremy Campbell 10c (5*) 5. Danny Lasoski 1m (7*) 6. Blake Hahn 52 (8*) 7. Kade Morton 8m (2) 8. Kris Miller 33 (9) 9. Jon Freeman 81 (6)

Weaver led Bergman and Campbell early. Herrera found his way around Campbell for third on lap four after a good battle. Lasoski finished fifth to Campbell by a few feet after a late charge.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Kevin Ramey 1A (2*) 2. Aaron Reutzel 87 (7*) 3. Jeff Swindell 94 (6*) 4. Alex Sewell 8 (3*) 5. Tyler Thomas 86 (5) 6. Logan Forler 2L (8*) 7. Brandon Hanks 84 (4) 8. Andy McElhannon 42 (1)

Ramey led Sewell and McElhannon early. Hanks took third from McElhannon on lap two. Reutzel shot over the edge in turn two losing several spots, but that was negated when McElhannon tipped over in heavy traffic on lap three. The restart saw Ramey leading Sewell, Hanks, Reutzel and Swindell. Reutzel moved to third on the restart. Forler spun a lap later. Hanks spun out of fifth on the restart. Reutzel grabbed second on lap six, and Swindell followed him by Sewell into third on lap seven.

B main (started): 1. Thomas (1) 2. CJ Johnson (2) 3. W. Johnson (3) 4. Miller (4) 5. McElhannon (9) 6. Freeman (10) / 7. Bellm (7) 8. K. Morton (6) 9. Hanks (5) 10. C. Morton (8)

The 12-lapper took to the top six to the feature. Thomas led CJ Johnson and W. Johnson for the distance. McElhannon moved into a transfer spot right away from the tail, but Bellm grabbed it back on lap two. With eight laps in the books, Freeman spun. Thomas led CJ Johnson, W. Johnson, Miller, Bellm and Hanks back to green. McElhannon had another good restart and moved into the transfer spot. C. Morton spun with nine lap sin, setting up another restart. McElhannon slid in front of Miller in turn two. Bellm got into the back of Miller and Hanks tagged him as well, sending Bellm down the backstretch berm. He would return, while Hanks would go pitside and take a provisional for the feature. Bellm fought back from the tail the last three laps, just missing on getting the final transfer from Freeman.

A main (started): 1. Reutzel (7) 2. Bergman (2) 3. Swindell (5) 4. CJ Johnson (18) 5. Ramey (1) 6. Bruce (3) 7. Hahn (14) 8. Brown (6) 9. Thomas (17) 10. W. Johnson (19) 11. Covington (16) 12. Forler (15) 13. Campbell (10) 14. Cranston (13) 15. Hanks (23, prov.) 16. Miller (20) 17. Herrera (9) 18. McElhannon (21) 19. Lasoski (11) 20. Freeman (22) 21. Weaver (8) 22. Sutherland (4) 23. Sewell (12)

Sutherland spun in turn four of the opening lap and collected Weaver, Forler, Covington, Sewell and Miller. Sutherland and Sewell were taken off on the hook, and Weaver retired after another lap. Ramey led early in the 30-lapper over Bruce and Bergman. On lap two, Bergman shot by Bruce for second. Lasoski came to a stop with four laps in the books. He would not return. Ramey led Bergman, Bruce, Reutzel and Swindell back to green flag racing. Reutzel quickl shot into third. Bergman was right on Ramey’s tail and got by him for the lead around lap 12. Reutzel and Ramey traded second three consecutive laps, before Reutzel moved in for good on lap 18. On lap 23, Hahn ran over Herrera on the frontstretch, sending the #45x careening to the infield with a broken front end. Bergman, who had a sizable lead before the caution, lost it to Reutzel who slid under him on the restart. On lap 25, Swindell moved by Ramey to clai third. The last caution of the race came when Cranston spun. Reutzel held on for the win ahead of Bergman and Swindell. CJ Johnson was the hard-charger, coming from 18th to grab fourth on the last lap.

 

 

6/14/15

Huset’s Speedway

Brandon, SD

WoO

31 cars

Donny Schatz (1st car out to time) set quick time at 11.467 seconds on a quickly drying surface. Danny Lasoski (6th car out) was second quick, followed by David Gravel (2nd), Daryn Pittman (8th), Shane Stewart (17th), Joey Saldana (7th), Paul McMahan (11th), Kraig Kinser (3rd), Brad Sweet (10th) and Kerry Madsen (19th). Sammy Swindell had difficulty on his first lap and spun on his second, resulting in the 31st quick time of the night.

Heat one (started): 1. McMahan 51 (2) 2. Tim Kaeding 3 (5) 3. Schatz 15 (4) 4. Pittman 9 (3) 5. Terry McCarl 24 (9) 6. Dusty Zomer 82 (6) / 7. Sammy Swindell 41 (11) 8. K. Madsen 29 (1) 9. Ryan Bickett 17 (7) 10. Dylan Peterson 25 (8) 11. Joe Riedel 15x (10)

K. Madsen led early over Schatz and McMahan. Peterson spun with a lap in the books. Madsen chose the inside on the double-file restart, and McMahan jumped by Schatz to second. Bickett moved into the sixth and final transfer. McMahan came together with the leader, sending Madsen into a spin. McMahan chose the inside line on the restart, ahead of Schatz, Kaeding, Pittman, Bickett, T. McCarl, Swindell and Zomer. The restart saw a lot of movement including Kaeding passing Schatz for second. T. McCarl moved into fifth, with Zomer getting by Swindell and Bickett for the final transfer.

Heat two (started): 1. K. Kinser 11K (2) 2. Jason Sides 7s (5) 3. Dave Glennon 5 (1) 4. Stewart 2 (3) 5. Lasoski 2L (4) 6. Jacob Allen 1a (7) / 7. Logan Schuchart 1s (6) 8. Austin McCarl 17A (8) 9. Andy Anderson 51A (9) 10. Jordan Martens 13JM (10)

The movement seen in heat one was gone by heat two. Glenn took the early lead in a race that saw the cars crawling around the bottom. K. Kinser did shoot around Glennon for the lead on lap six, and Sides followed him into second a lap later.

Heat three (started): 1. Ian Madsen 18 (1) 2. Sweet 49 (2) 3. Gravel 7 (4) 4. Saldana 71m (3) 5. Brent Marks 19m (7) 6. Mark Dobmeier 13 (5) / 7. Chuck McGillivray 101 (10) 8. Eric Schulz 4x (9) 9. Kevin Ingle 2K (8) 10. Brant O’Banion 47 (6)

While I. Madsen shot off to a convincing win, the drama was for the final transfer. O’Banion was the lone car trying the high side and he made it interesting for a lap or two before it gave way and he was shuffled back. Marks was able to work by Dobmeier for fifth in his first Huset’s appearance ever.

Dash (started): 1. McMahan (1) 2. Pittman (3) 3. Stewart (2) 4. Schatz (6) 5. Gravel (4) 6. Lasoski (5) 7. K. Kinser (7) 8. I. Madsen (8)

McMahan led the 6-lap distance. Schatz made the only real move in the race, passing Gravel for fourth by going with a little higher line in one and two and coming with some momentum down the backstretch.

B main (started): 1. Schuchart (2) 2. K. Madsen (1) 3. Bickett (4) 4. A. McCarl (6) 5. Swindell (13) 6. Peterson (5) / 7. McGillivray (12) 8. Ingle (7) 9. Schulz (9) 10. Riedel (10) 11. Anderson (8) 12. Martens (11) 13. O’Banion (3)

K. Madsen led the 12-lapper early over Schuchart and Bickett. By lap five, Sammy was up to the sixth and final transfer from the tail. He would move into fifth on lap nine, and finish on A. McCarl’s bumper. On lap 11, Schuchart found his way around K. Madsen, who was blocked in lapped traffic. Rubber was appearing on the track.

The grader came out on the track during intermission.

A main (started): 1. Schatz (4) 2. Stewart (3) 3. Lasoski (6) 4. Gravel (5) 5. K. Kinser (7) 6. I. Madsen (8) 7. Sweet (10) 8. K. Madsen (11) 9. Zomer (16) 10. Kaeding (13) 11. T. McCarl (22) 12. Dobmeier (15) 13. Marks (20) 14. Sides (14) 15. Saldana (9) 16. Allen (19) 17. McMahan (1) 18. Schuchart (17) 19. Pittman (2) 20. A. McCarl (21) 21. Glennon (12) 22. Peterson (24) 23. Swindell (23) 24. Bickett (18)

McMahan led the 35-lapper early over Pittman and Stewart. There was a bit of a cushion to work with the first handful of laps. Schatz moved by Stewart into third on lap three, and he was by Pittman for second a lap later. Pittman worked back by for second on lap nine, as rubber appeared again around the bottom. Stewart also moved by Schatz for third on lap 15. Disaster struck for the first and second place cars of McMahan and Pittman with 19 laps in. McMahan would tangle with the lapped car of A. McCarl and spin. Pittman took evasive action and spun himself. Stewart and Schatz barely got by the incident, but assumed the lead ahead of Lasoski, Gravel and K. Kinser. On lap 26, Stewart got a bit high in turn four, and Schatz pounced for a lead he would never give up. Swindell brought out the last caution with seven laps to go. Saldana lost a right rear tire on the last lap and lsot a top ten run. T. McCarl was the hard-charger. Schatz’s win was his second in about eighteen hours after winning after 2 a.m. at Knoxville.

 

 

Fog and Rain Can’t Stop Donny Schatz at Knoxville!

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, June 13, 2015 – It was an odd night at the Mediacom Shootout featuring the World of Outlaws Saturday night/Sunday morning at the Knoxville Raceway! A three and a half hour rain delay sent events into Sunday morning, and the feature was fogged out after fifteen laps. Despite all that, Donny Schatz emerged victorious and took home the $10,000 first place money. It was the Fargo, North Dakota driver’s twelfth WoO win of the year, and his 22nd career win at Knoxville. His win came aboard the Tony Stewart Racing #15. In the 360 class, sprint car rookie Ryan Giles took his first career sprint car victory.

Schatz, who won the Dash, wrestled the lead from fellow front row starter Justin Henderson, who held it briefly on lap one. Fog quickly moved in on the Marion County oval. Henderson closed on Schatz in traffic, when Davey Heskin came to a stop in turn four with eight laps in the books. Officials deemed a single-file restart was best with the foggy conditions. Schatz led Henderson, Kerry Madsen, Ian Madsen and Brian Brown back to green flag racing.

Brown would shoot by Ian Madsen for fourth on lap eleven. When Bronson Maeschen slowed on lap 15 due to vision issues, after polling the drivers, the race was called due to the foggy conditions. Henderson held on for second behind Schatz. Kerry Madsen was third, ahead of Brown and Ian Madsen. Joey Saldana, Sammy Swindell, Lynton Jeffrey, Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet rounded out the top ten.

In the new World of Outlaws two-flight qualifying system, Kerry Madsen and Saldana set quick time in their respective groups. Schatz, Brown, Ian Madsen and Terry McCarl won the heat races. After the Dash, rain began to fall, resulting in the lengthy rain delay. A 12-lap track record was set by Logan Schuchart in the first B main, before Saldana broke his mark in the second at 2:56.9. The previous record of 3:09.2 was set by Tim Shaffer in 2008.

“I can’t say enough about what the track crew did,” said Schatz in Victory Lane. “The push truck guys, and all the people who stuck with it. It was a hell of a job getting it in. I don’t know what happened with the fog. It wasn’t bad until we got to turn three. That was a tough call to make. We had every sort of racetrack tonight at Knoxville that we’re going to run. We had two completely different racetracks on the same night, and we had a good car for both of them.”

“I’m proud of this team,” said Henderson. “Donny did a good job of keeping his momentum up. I should have moved up when I got by him. I should have moved up when I got by him (on lap one). I lost that race, and he did a good job of taking it. I’m proud of him for racing clean. He did a good job with the lapped cars. It was hard to see at the end, and he was being very careful with them. I’m proud of the racetrack for getting it in, and thank you fans for sticking around.”

“Thank you to everyone who did a bloody sterling effort of getting the track in,” said Kerry Madsen. “The fans for sticking around…sprint car racing is such a great sport because of the fans. I really wanted to go the last fifteen laps, but I couldn’t even see the cone on the restart.”

Fast, heavy conditions greeted the 360 competitors for their 18-lap feature. Nat Van Haaften held the early lead over Ryan Giles and tony Shilling. On lap three, Shilling shot by Giles for second and set his sights on Van Haaften.

The pair entered traffic, and on lap ten, Van Haaften got a little high in turn four. Shilling saw an opportunity and the two cars came together and flipped violently. Fortunately, no one was injured.

Giles assumed the lead and left the field behind the last eight laps to record his first ever win in a sprint car. Dustin Clark was second, ahead of Matt Moro, Joe Beaver and Justin Henderson. Clint Garner, Jon Agan, Russ Hall, Randy Martin and Calvin Landis rounded out the top ten. Shilling set quick time, while Jamie Ball, Sawyer Phillips and Hall took the heat races.

“It’s surreal to be standing here after just five nights in a sprint car,” said Giles in Victory Lane. “We’ve made three features so far, and to win one…it’s just unbelievable! It’s a little bittersweet. My Dad and my brother are in Europe. I wish they could have seen it, but they’re out there watching. Hopefully, we’ll get another one when they’re able to watch.”

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Results from Knoxville Raceway

410 Results

Time Trials Flight #1 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 29, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (6), 15.388; 2. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (1), 15.499; 3. 2L, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (8), 15.618; 4. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (13), 15.694; 5. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (16), 15.705; 6. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (12), 15.736; 7. 19M, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (9), 15.806; 8. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (7), 15.821; 9. 35AU, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (5), 15.845; 10. 11, Steve Kinser, Bloomington, IN (3), 15.848; 11. 7, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (4), 15.957; 12. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (11), 15.996; 13. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (15), 16.057; 14. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (2), 16.073; 15. 7D, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (18), 16.083; 16. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (17), 16.104; 17. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (19), 16.275; 18. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (21), 16.497; 19. 7R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (20), 16.523; 20. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (14), 16.782; 21. 1P, Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO (10), NT.

Time Trials Flight #2 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 71M, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (16), 15.591; 2. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (2), 15.711; 3. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (5), 15.743; 4. 41, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (13), 15.778; 5. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (6), 15.796; 6. 51, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (15), 15.827; 7. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust (14), 15.864; 8. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 15.928; 9. 2, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (18), 15.929; 10. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (4), 15.964; 11. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (11), 15.978; 12. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (10), 16.010; 13. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (17), 16.029; 14. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (21), 16.148; 15. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (1), 16.260; 16. 2KS, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (9), 16.410; 17. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (7), 16.508; 18. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (12), 17.173; 19. 44D, Andy Snider, Des Moines, IA (3), 17.462; 20. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (19), 17.537; 21. 45, Mark Johnson, Des Moines, IA (8), 18.119.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.5: 1. Donny Schatz (2); 2. Kerry Madsen (4); 3. Danny Lasoski (3); 4. David Gravel (6); 5. Brent Marks (1) / 6. Jamie Veal (5); 7. Dustin Selvage (8); 8. Glen Saville (7); 9. Ryan Bunton (9) DNS – Austin McCarl, Curtis Evans

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.6: 1. Brian Brown (2); 2. Brooke Tatnell (1); 3. Justin Henderson (4); 4. Steve Kinser (5); 5. Josh Schneiderman (6); 6. Kraig Kinser (8); 7. Logan Schuchart (3); 8. AJ Moeller (9); 9. Jacob Allen (7) DNS – RJ Johnson

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.6: 1. Ian Madsen (1); 2. Brad Sweet (2); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 4. Bronson Maeschen (6); 5. Davey Heskin (7); 6. Shane Stewart (5); 7. Joey Saldana (4); 8. Tasker Phillips (8); 9. Dakota Hendrickson (9); 10. Andy Snider (10); 11. Mark Johnson (11)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.3: 1. Terry McCarl (1); 2. Paul McMahan (2); 3. Sammy Swindell (3); 4. Dusty Zomer (5); 5. Jason Sides (6) / 6. Daryn Pittman (4); 7. Tim Kaeding (7); 8. Don Droud Jr. (8); 9. Chris Martin (9); 10. Bob Weuve (10)

Dash (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Donny Schatz (2); 2. Justin Henderson (4); 3. Ian Madsen (1); 4. Kerry Madsen (6); 5. Brian Brown (7); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 7. Sammy Swindell (3); 8. Terry McCarl (8)

B main #1 (started), 12 Laps, 2:58.6 (NTR): 1. Logan Schuchart (1); 2. Jamie Veal (2) / 3. Kraig Kinser (4); 4. Glen Saville (3); 5. Ryan Bunton (5); 6. RJ Johnson (6); DNS - Austin McCarl, AJ Moeller, Dustin Selvage, Jacob Allen, Curtis Evans

B main #2 (started), 12 Laps, 2:56.9 (NTR): 1. Joey Saldana (1); 2. Daryn Pittman (2) / 3. Tim Kaeding (4); 4. Shane Stewart (3); 5. Don Droud Jr. (6); 6. Tasker Phillips (5); 7. Bob Weuve (8); 8. Andy Snider (7) DNS – Dakota Hendrickson, Chris Martin, Mark Johnson

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Donny Schatz (1); 2. Justin Henderson (2); 3. Kerry Madsen (4); 4. Brian Brown (5); 5. Ian Madsen (3); 6. Joey Saldana (10); 7. Sammy Swindell (7); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 9. Daryn Pittman (12); 10. Brad Sweet (14); 11. Terry McCarl (8); 12. Paul McMahan (16); 13. Danny Lasoski (9); 14. Brent Marks (13); 15. Jamie Veal (17); 16. Dusty Zomer (18); 17. Tim Kaeding (26, prov.); 18. Logan Schuchart (11); 19. Jason Sides (22); 20. Shane Stewart (25, prov.); 21. David Gravel (21); 22. Steve Kinser (19); 23. Bronson Maeschen (20); 24. Davey Heskin (24); 25. Brooke Tatnell (15); 26. Josh Schneiderman (23). Lap Leader: Schatz 1-15. Hard-charger: Kaeding.

360 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (6), 15.977; 2. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (16), 16.134; 3. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (10), 16.164; 4. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (11), 16.178; 5. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (22), 16.199; 6. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (4), 16.207; 7. 33A, Austin Alumbaugh, Higginsville, MO (7), 16.227; 8. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (14), 16.234; 9. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (19), 16.308; 10. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (2), 16.320; 11. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (17), 16.344; 12. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (9), 16.354; 13. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (3), 16.446; 14. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (1), 16.526; 15. 14, Randy Martin, California, MO (12), 16.571; 16. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.622; 17. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.877; 18. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (20), 16.880; 19. 5JR, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (13), 17.043; 20. 34, Corey Nelson, Eugene, MO (18), 17.082; 21. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (15), 17.393; 22. 50, Keoni Texeira, Honolulu, HI (8), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Jamie Ball (1); 2. Tony Shilling (6); 3. Nate Van Haaften (5); 4. Jon Agan (3); 5. Tom Lenz (2); 6. Devin Kline (7); 7. Keoni Texeira (8); 8. Austin Alumbaugh (4)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.9: 1. Sawyer Phillips (2); 2. Matt Moro (4); 3. Justin Henderson (6); 4. Clint Garner (5); 5. Calvin Landis (3); 6. Alan Zoutte (1); 7. Corey Nelson (7)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Russ Hall (3); 2. Ryan Giles (6); 3. Ricky Montgomery (1); 4. Dustin Clark (4); 5. Randy Martin (2); 6. Joe Beaver (5); 7. John Anderson (7)

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Ryan Giles (1); 2. Dustin Clark (3); 3. Matt Moro (5); 4. Joe Beaver (6); 5. Justin Henderson (7); 6. Clint Garner (8); 7. Jon Agan (9); 8. Russ Hall (11); 9. Randy Martin (14); 10. Calvin Landis (10); 11. Austin Alumbaugh (19); 12. Jamie Ball (15); 13. Devin Kline (18); 14. Tom Lenz (12); 15. Keoni Texeira (20); 16. Alan Zoutte (16); 17. Sawyer Phillips (13); 18. Nate Van Haaften (2); 19. Tony Shilling (4); 20. Ricky Montgomery (17); 21. John Anderson (21) DNS – Corey Nelson. Lap Leaders: Van Haaften 1-10, Giles 11-18. Hard-charger: Alumbaugh.

 

 

6/12/15

Crawford County Speedway

Denison, IA

WoO

34 cars

For the first time, the Outlaws utilized their new qualifying format, splitting the field into two flights. Joey Saldana (3rd car out to time) set a new track record on the banked 3/8-mile oval at 12.838 seconds. Kerry Madsen (14th car out) was second quick, followed by Danny Lasoski (13th), Logan Schuchart (17th), Daryn Pittman (2nd), Jamie Veal (16th), Steve Kinser (4th) and Jacob Allen (9th). Jason Sides (19th car out) set quick time in the second flight, followed by Sammy Swindell (33rd), Donny Schatz )(31ST), Brian Brown (28th), Paul McMahan (26th), Shane Stewart (25th), Brad Sweet (22nd) and Brent Marks (28th). Dylan Peterson suffered issues and didn’t get a time in. The track was fast and heavy. The track crew did yeoman’s work to get the race in.

Heat one (started): 1. S. Kinser 11 (1) 2. Pittman 9 (2) 3. Lasoski 2L (3) 4. Saldana 71m (4) 5. Tim Kaeding 3 (5) / 6. Dakota Hendrickson 5H (6) 7. Chris Martin 44 (7) 8. Andy Anderson 51A (8) 9. Bob Weuve 19 (9)

The first flight of qualifying made up heats one and two. Kinser led the distance in a freight train, pulling away at the end. Hendrickson grabbed the fifth and final transfer early in the 8-lapper, but Kaeding took command shortly after.

Heat two (started): 1. Veal 35AU (2) 2. Allen 1a (1) 3. K. Madsen 29 (4) 4. Schuchart 1s (3) 5. Kraig Kinser 11K (5) / 6. Matt Juhl 09 (6) 7. Ryan Bunton 7R (7) 8. Kevin Ingle 2K (8)

Veal took off in clean air and won going away. K. Madsen put some pressure on Allen mid-race for second.

Heat three (started): 1. Sweet 49 (1) 2. Schatz 15 (3) 3. Sides 7s (4) 4. Terry McCarl 24 (5) 5. McMahan 51 (2) / 6. Skylar Prochaska 35 (7) 7. RJ Johnson 71A (6) 8. Bronson Maeschen 96 (8) DNS – Dylan Peterson 25

In what John Gibson called the slowest pace coming to the chalk line for a heat of the season, pole-sitter Sweet stacked the field up resulting in Maeschen, RJ Johnson and McCarl contacting. Maeschen was forced to retire. RJ continued with a damaged nose wing. McMahan shot out to a lead ahead of Sweet and Schatz. RJ would come to a stop with two laps in the books. McMahan exited from the lead to make repairs in the work area. Both would tag the tail. Sweet chose the outside as the new leader ahead of Schatz, Sides, McCarl and Prochaska. McMahan would recover the fifth and final transfer.

Heat four (started): 1. Stewart 2 (2) 2. Swindell 41 (4) 3. Marks 19m (1) 4. Brown 21 (3) 5. Ian Madsen 18 (6) / 6. David Gravel 7 (5) 7. Tasker Phillips 7TAZ (7) 8. Brandon Stevenson 0 (8)

Stewart led flag to flag in a mostly single file affair.

A steady drizzle forced a rain delay of close to an hour.

Dash (started): 1. K. Madsen (2) 2. Swindell (1) 3. Saldana (4) 4. Stewart (6) 5. Sides (3) 6. Sweet (8) 7. Veal (5) 8. S. Kinser (7)

The track was lightning fast after the rain. K. Madsen jumped into the lead and never looked back. Stewart did well to move up two spots.

B main (started): 1. Hendrickson (2) 2. Gravel (1) 3. RJ Johnson (4) 4. Prochaska (6) / 5. Bunton (7) 6. Maeschen (11) 7. Anderson (9) 8. Stevenson (10) 9. Weuve (13) 10. Juhl (3) 11. Martin (5) 12. Phillips (8) 13. Peterson (12) DNS – Ingle

Hendrickson led early in the 12-lapper over Gravel, Juhl and RJ Johnson. With nine laps in the books, Phillips ran into a slowing Martin in turn one in a battle for 6th, sending both up the banking and Martin upside down. No one was hurt. The restart saw Hendrickson pick the inside line over Gravel, Juhl, RJ Johnson and Prochaska. At the drop of the green, RJ and Juhl came together sending Juhl upside down. No one was hurt. Prochaska benefited from the accident by grabbing the final transfer.

A main (started): 1. Stewart (4) 2. K Madsen (1) 3. Saldana (3) 4. Schatz (10) 5. Sweet (6) 6. Lasoski (9) 7. Swindell (2) 8. McMahan (14) 9. Sides (5) 10. Pittman (13) 11. Veal (7) 12. Brown (12) 13. Kaeding (17) 14. S. Kinser (8) 15. Marks (16) 16. Gravel (18) 17. Schuchart (11) 18. K. Kinser (19) 19. Prochaska (22) 20. Hendrickson (21) 21. Allen (15) 22. I. Madsen (23) 23. RJ Johnson (20) 24. McCarl (24)

McCarl elected for the tail. K. Madsen shot out to another lead in the 30-lapper. The track was still lightning fast and narrow when the leader entered lapped traffic on lap five. By lap eight, Schatz had found his way around four cars and was running sixth. At the halfway point, K. Madsen led Swindell, Saldana, Stewart, Sweet and Schatz. With the top six nose to tail, Stewart made a big move on lap 21, passing both Saldana and Swindell into the runner-up spot. He reeled in the leader. On Lap 28, he shot inside of Kerry in turn three and assumed the point. He would never look back in winning his fourth Outlaw feature of the year. K. Madsen was second ahead of Saldana, who grabbed third from Swindell on lap 22. Schatz completed his hard-charge in fourth. The National Sprint League visits Denison on Friday, July 24. Hopefully, Mother Nature will be a little more kind to the racing surface at the banked 3/8-mile.

 

 

 

6/5/15

I-80 Speedway

Greenwood, NE

WoO

26 cars

Joey Saldana (20th car out to time) set quick time at 14.277 seconds on the 2/5-mile oval. Jason Sides (2nd car out) was second quick, followed by Kerry Madsen (22nd), Danny Lasoski (4th), Shane Stewart (14th), Paul McMahan (24th), Daryn Pittman (3rd), Kraig Kinser (25th), Brad Sweet (26th) and Logan Schuchart (1st). Donny Schatz lost a fuel pump and came out at the end to time. His time was good enough for 8th quick, but was scored 13th for missing his spot. Terry McCarl underwent an engine change after hot laps and failed to get a time in.

Heat one (started): 1. Lasoski 2L (3) 2. Pittman 9 (2) 3. Saldana 71m (4) 4. Schatz 15 (5) 5. Sammy Swindell 41 (6) 6. Schuchart 1s (1) / 7. Logan Forler 2LX (8) 8. Brad Loyet o5 (7) DNS – Jacob Allen 1a

Schuchart was sent back a row for jumping the original start. Lasoski inherited the pole and took off to lead all eight laps in a mostly single-file heat race.

Heat two (started): 1. Ian Madsen 18 (1) 2. Kinser 11K (2) 3. Stewart 2 (3) 4. Sides 7s (4) 5. Tim Kaeding 3 (6) 6. David Gravel 7 (7) / 7. Seth Brahmer 13v (5) 8. Kevin Ingle 2K (8) DNS – Terry McCarl 24

I Madsen led flag to flag as the bottom was the preferred line. Gravel and Brahmer exchanged the final transfer spot twice before Gravel took over late.

Heat three (started): 1. Brian Brown 21 (1) 2. Sweet 49 (2) 3. K. Madsen 29 (4) 4. McMahan 51 (3) 5. James McFadden 3G (7) 6. Ryan Bunton 7R (5) / 7. Dakota Hendrickson 5H (6) 8. Chris Martin 44 (8)

Brown and Sweet traded the lead on lap one, with Brown winning out for a Dash spot. McFadden surged from row four to a transfer.

Dash (started): 1. Lasoski (1) 2. K. Madsen (2) 3. Saldana (4) 4. Brown (8) 5. Stewart (5) 6. I. Madsen (7) 7. Sides (3) 8. McMahan (6)

Lasoski led out of the gate, while Brown passed four cars in turn one to gain two rows in starting position for the feature.

B main (started): 1. Brahmer (1) 2. Forler (4) 3. McCarl (7) 4. Hendrickson (2) 5. Martin (6) 6. Loyet (3) / 7. Allen (5) DNS – Ingle

Brahmer led the distance, going away int eh 12-lapper. By lap three, McCarl was in third from the tail.

A main (started): 1. Lasoski (1) 2. Schatz (13) 3. Sides (7) 4. Brown (4) 5. Stewart (5) 6. K. Kinser (10) 7. Sweet (11) 8. Pittman (9) 9. K. Madsen (2) 10. Saldana (3) 11. Swindell (16) 12. McCarl (22) 13. I. Madsen (6) 14. Kaeding (17) 15. Gravel (19) 16. McMahan (8) 17. Schuchart (12) 18. Loyet (24) 19. Forler (21) 20. Martin (23) 21. Brahmer (14) 22. Hendrickson (18) 23. Bunton (15) 24. McFadden (20)

McFadden climbed the right rear of Bunton in turn one and flipped wildly as the 30-lapper went green. Both drivers were done, but uninjured. Once the race went green again, K. Madsen led Lasoski and I. Madsen. Martin spun with five laps in, bringing out the yellow. I. Madsen suffered a flat right rear, surrendering third and restarting at the tail. K. Madsen elected the outside line on the double-file restart, and Lasoski surged to the lead from the inside. Brown hit the high side of turn one to go from fifth to second. Sides, who ran strong all night, worked under Brown on lap eight, before Hendrickson spun with nine laps recorded. Lasoski chose the inside line, and on the restart, Brown pressured him immediately, passing him briefly. Five more laps were gone when Brahmer came to a stop on the backstretch. Lasoski led Brown, Sides, Stewart and McMahan back to green. I. Madsen got into McCarl on the restart flattening McCarl’s left rear tire. McCarl would restart at the tail and surrender his spot challenging for a top ten after starting 22nd. Schatz restarted sixth and was on the move. By lap 25, he was by Sides for third, and a lap later, overtook Brown for second. Forler spun with 26 laps in the books, erasing a three second lead for Lasoski. An open red fuel stop was called for setting up a four lap Dash for $10,000. McMahan surrendered 11th when he had to return under caution for a missing fuel cap. Lasoski and Schatz proceeded to go at it when the green fell again. Schatz edged by to lead laps 28 and 29. Lasoski battled back on the final lap, gaining an advantage in turn two. He was able to hold off Schatz for his 90th career World of Outlaws win and score one for the NSL at the same time. Schatz finished second as the hard-charger, while Sides got by Brown late for third in another great race.

 

 

6/3/15

Kokomo Speedway

Kokomo, IN

WoO

39 cars

Rico Abreu (21st car out to time) set quick time on the ľ-mile in 11.096 seconds. Brad Sweet (14th car out) was second quick, followed by Joey Saldana (6th), Shane Stewart (30th), Paul McMahan (34th), Kraig Kinser (9th), Chad Kemenah (1st), Sammy Swindell (5th), Kerry Madsen (31st) and Christopher Bell (28th). Jeremy Schultz flipped in time trials, but made it back out for his heat race.

Heat one (started): 1. Madsen 29 (2) 2. McMahan 51 (3) 3. Abreu 24 (4) 4. Daryn Pittman 9 (5) 5. Gary Taylor 1st (7) / 6. Logan Forler 2L (9) 7. David Gravel 7 (6) 8. Cale Thomas 91 (8) 9. Cody Darrah 89 (1) DNS – Jacob Allen 1a

Darrah got the jump on Madsen at the start of the 10-lapper, but Kerry had the lead when lap one completed. Darrah reeled in the leader and the two battled until Darrah struck the turn four wall and retired. The restart was a break for Taylor who shot by Gravel for the final transfer spot.

Heat two (started): 1. Bell 67 (2) 2. Sweet 49 (4) 3. Jamie Veal 35AU (1) 4. Kr. Kinser 11K (3) 5. Parker Price-Miller 9P (5) / 6. Jason Sides 7s (7) 7. Scotty Thiel 64 (6) 8. Stuart Brubaker 35 (8) 9. Danny Reidy 5 (9) DNS – Critter Malone 7m

Bell led the duration, but he had company at the checkers as Sweet pulled alongside in a bid for the win. Thiel held the final transfer spot early, but Price-Miller shot by on the low side to gain it back.

Heat three (started): 1. Kyle Larson 67K (1) 2. Bryan Clauson 17w (2) 3. Saldana 71m (4) 4. James McFadden 3G (6) 5. Kemenah 10H (3) / 6. Kody Kinser 4K (5) 7. Danny Smith 4 (7) 8. Jimmy Light 23 (9) 9. Tayler Ferns 55F (8) 10. Logan Schuchart 1s (10)

Larson won an early back and forth battle for the lead with Clauson. With two laps in the books, Ferns flipped in turn two. She was uninjured. Larson picked the inside on the restart, ahead of Clauson, and Saldana and McFadden who had a good battle for third. Kemenah held down the final transfer.

Heat four (started): 1. Donny Schatz 15 (1) 2. Stewart 2 (4) 3. Swindell 41 (3) 4. Tyler Courtney 23c (2) 5. Randy Hannagan 11N (5) / 6. Hunter Schuerenberg 20N (8) 7. Jeremy Schultz 5J (9) 8. Brandon Wimmer A97 (7) 9. AJ Bruns 2B (6)

Schatz led the distance. Courtney started second, but Stewart and Swindell worked by him. Stewart and Swindell exchanged big sliders, with Stewart eventually winning out. Bruns turned over after two laps were complete. He would return for the B.

C main (started): 1. Schuerenberg (2) 2. Schultz (1) / 3. Reidy (3) 4. Light (4) 5. Schuchart (5) 6. Forler (6) DNS – Ferns, Malone, Allen

Schuerenberg led the duration of the 10-lapper. The battle was for second with Reidy taking it from Schultz on lap three. Three laps later, Schultz would return the move and hold down the final transfer to the B.

Dash (started): 1. Saldana (2) 2. Stewart (1) 3. Sweet (3) 4. Schatz (8) 5. Abreu (4) 6. Bell (6) 7. Madsen (5) 8. Larson (7)

Larson spun before a lap could be completed. The lead trio remained the same from the drop of the green, but there was plenty of action behind them. Schatz was the main instigator, picking his way forward in the 8-lapper. He grabbed fourth from Abreu on the final lap.

B main (started): 1. Darrah (1) 2. Gravel (3) 3. Ko. Kinser (2) 4. Thiel (4) / 5. Sides (6) 6. Bruns (5) 7. Schuerenberg (11) 8. Brubaker (10) 9. Wimmer (8) 10. Thomas (9) 11. Schultz (12) 12. Smith (7)

Darrah led the distance in the 12-lapper. Sides made a late run, getting by Bruns and setting his sights on Thiel for the final transfer. His bid fell just short.

A main (started): 1. Saldana (1) 2. Schatz (4) 3. Larson (8) 4. Madsen (7) 5. Bell (6) 6. Abreu (5) 7. Swindell (12) 8. McMahan (9) 9. Clauson (13) 10. Veal (16) 11. McFadden (23) 12. Pittman (17) 13. Darrah (15) 14. Kemenah (11) 15. Gravel (21) 16. Price-Miller (18) 17. Schuchart (25, prov.) 18. Hannagan (20) 19. Stewart (2) 20. Sweet (3) 21. Thiel (24) 22. Courtney (14) 23. Kr. Kinser (10) 24. Taylor (22) 25. Ko. Kinser (19)

Stewart led early in the 40-lapper over Saldana and Schatz. It was typical Kokomo great racing action. By lap eight, the leaders were in lapped traffic and going three-wide. The lead was exchanged (although never officially at the line) several times. 17 laps in, Sweet flipped in turn four. His team would make repairs enough for him to limp back out. He was part of a four-way battle for fourth with Abreu, Bell and Larson. The restart saw Stewart choose the outside line ahead of Saldana, Schatz, Bell and Larson. Saldana shot to the lead on the double-file restart, only to have it negated when Kr. Kinser spun, collecting Pittman. Pittman would restart. Despite the next restart going single-file, Saldana still found his way around Stewart for the lead. Schatz followed Saldana into second and put pressure on the leader. Showing his nose under Saldana once, the leader made an adjustment in one and two to hold Schatz at bay. Schatz would shoot by on lap 32, however. When Stewart got over the cushion and into the turn four wall while running third, Saldana was given another chance. Schatz chose the outside line on the double-file restart, and Saldana shot by on the low side, pulling away the final seven laps for his first win of 2015. Schatz followed, ahead of a fierce battle for third that saw Larson best Madsen and Bell. McFadden climbed as high as ninth before settling for 11th as the hard-charger.

 

 

Lasoski Prevails in Inaugural FVP National Sprint League Knoxville Event!

Knoxville, IA, May 8, 2015 – Danny Lasoski scored victory #102 at the Knoxville Raceway, but it still was a historic first. Saturday’s event marked the first ever visit for the FVP National Sprint League at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World”, Knoxville Raceway. Ninety-eight sprint cars were in attendance for what served as a season opener at the Knoxville Raceway after three straight weeks of rainouts. Russ Hall took a popular win in the 360 class, and Devin Kline took the opener with the 305 class in a feature that honored the late Brian Hetrick. In addition, Matt Moro captured the 12-lap Mark Fee Memorial Dirt Truck feature to score his first career win in that class at Knoxville.

The FVP National Sprint League feature got off to a chaotic start. Something broke on the machine of Terry McCarl coming down the front stretch to complete lap one. As he tried to keep his machine straight and slowed, he was clipped by Brian Brown, who suffered some damage. That turned McCarl’s car sideways setting off a chain reaction that collected Brad Loyet and then RJ Johnson. McCarl was taken in for observation, and only Brown returned after several repairs under the open red period.

Bill Balog led the field back to green flag racing, ahead of Wayne Johnson, Danny Lasoski, Tim Keading and Josh Schneiderman. The next 20 laps of the 25-lap event went non-stop. Johnson was able to find his way around Balog on lap six to take the lead. Lasoski was on the move himself. He picked off Balog for third on lap eight.

Johnson maintained his advantage until lap 16, when Lasoski got by in traffic. Two laps later, Kaeding worked by Balog for third. On lap 21, Brown came to a stop on the backstretch, bringing out the caution flag. The four lap Dash saw Lasoski leading Johnson, Kaeding, Balog and Bryan Clauson.

Kaeding surged to second on the restart, and closed the gap a bit in the closing stages. Lasoski kept his lead, however, and powered to win over Kaeding, Johnson, Clauson and KSE Hard-charger, Dusty Zomer. Mark Dobmeier, Justin Henderson, Balog, Brooke Tatnell and Ian Madsen rounded out the top ten.

Lasoski also set quick time in Minnesota Mafia qualifying and earned $200 over a 38-car field. Henderson, RJ Johnson, Madsen and Zomer won heat races. Brown won the B main.

“(Crew Chief) Guy Forbrook is a magician around this place,” said Lasoski in Victory Lane. “He makes my job a lot easier. There’s nothing we’d like more than to be standing here in August.”

Russ Hall led the 18-lap 360 feature at the outset ahead of Matt Moro and Jon Agan. The lead trio remained the same when Cody Ledger came to a stop in turn four on lap three. Justin Henderson was fourth, ahead of Tony Bruce Jr.

Agan and Henderson exchanged third on lap seven, before Agan took off and passed Mooro for second a lap later. Henderson followed him into third. Disaster struck for Agan on lap 14, however, when he tangled with the lapped machine of Bart Friedrichsen. He was sidelined. A fourth running Clint Garner also came to a stop at the same time.

The four-lap Dash to the checkers saw Hall trying to hold off Henderson. The latter got a run to take the lead on lap 16, but Hall shot under him going into turn one and won a classic dogfight for his third career win at Knoxville. Henderson followed ahead of Bruce, Moro and Nate Van Haaften. Joe Beaver, hard-charger Tony Shilling, Garner, Randy Martin and Josh Baughman completed the top ten.

Henderson set quick time, while Blake Hahn, Jordan Weaver, Shilling and Bruce won heat races. Tom Lenz won the B.

“I was trying to hold my line down there on the bottom,” said Hall who donated part of his winnings to “Avery’s Army.” “(Henderson) got a hold of some moisture in the middle of the track and got by me there. I knew if I beat him down here in this corner, he wasn’t going to get by me.”

J Kinder shot out to an early lead in the 15-lap 305 feature ahead of Devin Kline and Trevor Smith. Chris Walraven was into third by lap four, and McKenna Haase moved into fourth on lap six. By lap eight, Stacey Alexander had shot from 16th to fifth.

Cody Ambers came to a stop in turn two on lap nine and was struck by Christopher Scank. No one was injured. On the lap nine restart, Kinder led Kline, Walraven and Haase back to green. Both Kinder and Haase machines fell off the pace (Haase ran out of fuel) when the green fell.

That handed the lead the Kline, who managed to keep the lead through a pair of restarts. Stacey Alexander finished his hard-charger effort in second, ahead of Walraven, Kevin Hetrick and rookie Christian Bowman. Trevor Smith, Kade Higday, Chase Wanner, Jeff Wilke and Mike Mayberry rounded out the top ten. Walraven set quick time, while Alexander, Wilke and Wanner won the heats.

Join us next Saturday night, May 16 for McKay Insurance/Allied Insurance Night! All three divisions of sprint cars will be in action. For more information on the Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

FVP National Sprint League Results from Eagle Raceway

410 RESULTS

Minnesota Mafia Time Trials, 2 laps, (Qualifying Order): 1. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (9), 14.967; 2. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (2), 15.046; 3. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (13), 15.058; 4. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (33), 15.136; 5. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (36), 15.137; 6. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 15.167; 7. 17B, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI (12), 15.189; 8. 77X, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (22), 15.189; 9. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (14), 15.197; 10. 17W, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN (8), 15.204; 11. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (4), 15.24; 12. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (19), 15.248; 13. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (37), 15.249; 14. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (21), 15.293; 15. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust (29), 15.317; 16. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (23), 15.323; 17. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (35), 15.406; 18. 7, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (1), 15.348; 19. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID (3), 15.446; 20. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (26), 15.453; 21. 05, Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO (15), 15.455; 22. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (6), 15.507; 23. 69, Mike Moore, Des Moines, IA (28), 15.577; 24. 7X, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (11), 15.524; 25. 9, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (27), 15.615; 26. 7R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (30), 15.628; 27. O9, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (17), 15.686; 28. 81, Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA (32), 15.759; 29. 25, Dylan Peterson, Sioux Falls, SD (7), 15.699; 30. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (18), 15.769; 31. 2KS, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (25), 15.824; 32. 23S, Stu Snyder, Waverly, NE (38), 16.044; 33. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (24), 15.978; 34. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (34), 16.102; 35. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (31), 16.258; 36. 45, Mark Johnson, Des Moines, IA (16), 17.943; 37. 41A, Andee Beierle, Bismarck, ND (5), NT; 38. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (10), NT.

Fuel Safe Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:05.3: 1. Justin Henderson (2); 2. Brad Loyet (1); 3. Josh Schneiderman (4); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 5. Danny Lasoski (6) / 6. Brian Brown (5); 7. Dylan Peterson (8); 8. Dakota Hendrickson (10); 9. Chris Martin (9); 10. Paul Nienhiser (7)

DMI Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.3: 1. RJ Johnson (1); 2. Bronson Maeschen (3); 3. Terry McCarl (5); 4. Davey Heskin (6); 5. Bryan Clauson (4) / 6. Dustin Selvage (2); 7. Ryan Bunton (7); 8. Glen Saville (8); 9. Kevin Ingle (9) DNS – Andee Beierle

Kaeding Performance Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.9: 1. Ian Madsen (1); 2. Logan Forler (2); 3. Mark Dobmeier (4); 4. Austin McCarl (6); 5. Bill Balog (3) / 6. Tasker Phillips (7); 7. Don Droud Jr. (8); 8. Matt Juhl (5); DNS - Mike Moore

Maxim Chassis Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.6: 1. Dusty Zomer (3); 2. Kaley Gharst (1); 3. Brooke Tatnell (4); 4. Wayne Johnson (5); 5. Tim Kaeding (6); 6. Stu Snyder (8); 7. Austin Johnson (7); 8. Mark Johnson (9); 9. AJ Moeller (2)

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:17.7: 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. Dustin Selvage (2); 3. Ryan Bunton (4); 4. Dylan Peterson (7) / 5. Paul Nienhiser (3); 6. Don Droud Jr. (9); 7. Tasker Phillips (13); 8. Matt Juhl (5); 9. Stu Snyder (10); 10. Chris Martin (11); 11. Austin Johnson (6); 12. Dakota Hendrickson (15); 13. Glen Saville (8); 14. Mark Johnson (14); 15. Kevin Ingle (12); DNS - AJ Moeller, Mike Moore, Andee Beierle

FVP National Sprint League A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Danny Lasoski (6); 2. Tim Kaeding (8); 3. Wayne Johnson (2); 4. Bryan Clauson (10); 5. Dusty Zomer (16); 6. Mark Dobmeier (11); 7. Justin Henderson (18); 8. Bill Balog (1); 9. Brooke Tatnell (12); 10. Ian Madsen (15); 11. Dustin Selvage (17); 12. Davey Heskin (7); 13. Josh Schneiderman (4); 14. Austin McCarl (5); 15. Ryan Bunton (23); 16. Bronson Maeschen (14); 17. Kaley Gharst (22); 18. Lynton Jeffrey (13); 19. Logan Forler (19); 20. Brian Brown (9); 21. Terry McCarl (3); 22. Brad Loyet (20); 23. RJ Johnson (21); 24. Dylan Peterson (24). Lap Leaders: Balog 1-5, W. Johnson 6-15, Lasoski 16-25. KSE Hard-charger: Zomer.

Contingencies

Minnesota Mafia Quick Time – Danny Lasoski
Fuel Safe Heat – Brad Loyet
DMI Heat – Terry McCarl
Kaeding Performance Heat – Ian Madsen
Maxim Heat – Dusty Zomer
Hooker Harness “Locked In Award” – Brian Brown
Speedway Graphics “From the Tail Award” – Dylan Peterson
KSE Hard-charger Award – Dusty Zomer
Bell Helmets “Hard Luck Award” – Terry McCarl
“Good as New with Ti-22 Award” – Brad Loyet

360 Results

Time Trials, (Group Qualifying Order): 1. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (19), 15.941; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (28), 16.001; 3. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (32), 16.006; 4. 18T, Tony Bruce Jr., Owasso, OK (25), 16.007; 5. 14, Randy Martin, California, MO (2), 16.033; 6. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (9), 16.069; 7. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.105; 8. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (7), 16.14; 9. 5H, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (16), 16.147; 10. 20, Casey Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA (14), 16.196; 11. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (24), 16.203; 12. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (12), 16.226; 13. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (22), 16.3; 14. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (31), 16.384; 15. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (11), 16.401; 16. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (18), 16.404; 17. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (3), 16.428; 18. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (27), 16.458; 19. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (13), 16.478; 20. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (20), 16.562; 21. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (6), 16.608; 22. 92, Jordan Weaver, Woodward, OK (4), 16.619; 23. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (5), 16.625; 24. 21, Bart Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA (15), 16.627; 25. 7H, John Hall, Marion, IA (1), 16.751; 26. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (29), 16.797; 27. 9X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (26), 16.825; 28. 33M, Kris Miller, Woodward, OK (17), 16.925; 29. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (30), 16.965; 30. 44X, Andy Snider, Des Moines, IA (23), 22.182; DQ (Tire) - 50, Keoni Texeira, Honolulu, HI (21); 32. 59KB, Mike Philben, Knoxville, IA (10), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:56.2: 1. Blake Hahn (1); 2. Jamie Ball (3); 3. Justin Henderson (6); 4. Randy Martin (5); 5. Dustin Clark (2) / 6. Dakota Hendrickson (4); 7. John Hall (7); 8. Alan Zoutte (8)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.0: 1. Jordan Weaver (1); 2. Sawyer Phillips (2); 3. Matt Moro (5); 4. Clint Garner (6); 5. Casey Friedrichsen (4) / 6. Ryan Giles (3); 7. Cody Ledger (7); 8. Andy Snider (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:54.2: 1. Tony Shilling (2); 2. Nate Van Haaften (4); 3. Jon Agan (5); 4. Joe Beaver (6); 5. Jake Bubak (7) / 6. John Anderson (1); 7. Keoni Texeira (8) DNS – Ricky Montgomery

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.3: 1. Tony Bruce Jr. (6); 2. Josh Baughman (4); 3. Calvin Landis (3); 4. Russ Hall (5); 5. Bart Friedrichsen (1) / 6. Kris Miller (7); 7. Mike Philben (8); DQ (Tire) - Tom Lenz (2);

B main (started), 10 Laps, 2:52.2: 1. Tom Lenz (4); 2. Dakota Hendrickson (1); 3. Cody Ledger (7); 4. Ryan Giles (2) / 5. John Hall (6); 6. Kris Miller (8); 7. Keoni Texeira (11); 8. Alan Zoutte (9); 9. John Anderson (5); 10. Andy Snider (10) DNS – Ricky Montgomery, Mike Philben

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Russ Hall (4); 2. Justin Henderson (6); 3. Tony Bruce Jr. (8); 4. Matt Moro (1); 5. Nate Van Haaften (11); 6. Joe Beaver (5); 7. Tony Shilling (17); 8. Clint Garner (7); 9. Randy Martin (3); 10. Josh Baughman (12); 11. Tom Lenz (18); 12. Jake Bubak (22); 13. Dakota Hendrickson (9); 14. Blake Hahn (19); 15. Jordan Weaver (20); 16. Dustin Clark (15); 17. Sawyer Phillips (16); 18. Ryan Giles (24); 19. Jon Agan (2); 20. Bart Friedrichsen (21); 21. Jamie Ball (13); 22. Calvin Landis (14); 23. Casey Friedrichsen (10); 24. Cody Ledger (23). Lap Leader: R. Hall 1-15, Henderson 16, R. Hall 17-18. Hard-charger: Shilling.

305 Results

Time Trials, (Group Qualifying Order): 1. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.966; 2. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (10), 16.974; 3. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (18), 17.267; 4. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (20), 17.283; 5. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (11), 17.37; 6. 5J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (4), 17.391; 7. 88, J Kinder, Holts Summit, MO (6), 17.455; 8. 33, Trevor Smith, Sanborn, IA (26), 17.528; 9. 71G, Cody Ambers, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.548; 10. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (19), 17.562; 11. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (8), 17.578; 12. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (28), 17.598; 13. 7, Tanner Edwards, Van Meter, IA (24), 17.61; 14. 99, Casey Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA (17), 17.624; 15. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.673; 16. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (2), 17.68; 17. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (25), 17.697; 18. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (22), 17.711; 19. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (1), 17.853; 20. 50K, Kevin Hiemstra, Knoxville, IA (13), 18.406; 21. 51, Corey Kautz, Urbandale, IA (21), 18.422; 22. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (27), 19.458; 23. 76D, Don Dawson III, Indianola, IA (5), 19.596; DQ - 36, Christopher Scank, Cedar Rapids, IA (23); DQ - 71, Cliff Jones, Pleasant Hill, IA (12); DQ - 82, Lee Patterson, Des Moines, IA (3); DQ - 41H, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (15); DQ - O, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (16)

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Stacey Alexander (1); 2. J Kinder (4); 3. Tanner Edwards (2); 4. Chris Walraven (6); 5. Joe Simbro (3); 6. McKenna Haase (5); 7. Mike Mayberry (10); 8. Rob Weuve (8); 9. Cliff Jones (9); 10. Brad Comegys (7)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Jeff Wilke (3); 2. Trevor Smith (2); 3. Christian Bowman (5); 4. Ben Woods (4); 5. Kade Higday (1); 6. Kevin Hiemstra (7); 7. Lee Patterson (8); 8. Don Dawson III (6) DNS – Casey Friedrichsen

Heat three (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Chase Wanner (1); 2. Mitchell Alexander (2); 3. Cody Ambers (4); 4. Devin Kline (5); 5. Kevin Hetrick (6); 6. Christopher Scank (8); 7. Corey Kautz (7) DNS – Dan Henning

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Devin Kline (1); 2. Stacey Alexander (16); 3. Chris Walraven (6); 4. Kevin Hetrick (5); 5. Christian Bowman (3); 6. Trevor Smith (4); 7. Kade Higday (17); 8. Chase Wanner (18); 9. Jeff Wilke (11); 10. Mike Mayberry (28); 11. Tanner Edwards (13); 12. Brad Comegys (22); 13. Don Dawson III (25); 14. Corey Kautz (23); 15. Kevin Hiemstra (19); 16. Lee Patterson (27); 17. Rob Weuve (24); 18. Ben Woods (7); 19. Joe Simbro (10); 20. J Kinder (2); 21. McKenna Haase (8); 22. Josh Jones (12); 23. Cody Ambers (9); 24. Christopher Scank (20); 25. Mitchell Alexander (15); 26. Cliff Jones (26) DNS – Casey Friedrichsen, Dan Henning. Lap Leaders: Kinder 1-9, Kline 10-15. Hard-charger: S. Alexander.

Dirt Trucks Results

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. 17, Bryan Spangler, Des Moines, IA (1); 2. 7XJR, Andrew Clark, Des Moines, IA (2); 3. 98, Bret Moyer, Polk City, IA (3); 4. 2m, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (4); 5. 21, Brad Moyer, Alleman, IA (5); 6. 23, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (6)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. 9, Lou Sipolt, Altoona, IA (4); 2. 3, Kevin Fee, Knoxville, IA (6); 3. 7x, Rick Clark, Des Moines, IA (3); 4. 25, Patrick Fagen, Des Moines, IA (5); 5. 19, Pat Gordin, Oskaloosa, IA (1); 6. 22T, Tony Moro, Polk City, IA (2)

A main (started), 12 Laps, 4:45.7: 1. Matt Moro (3); 2. Bret Moyer (1); 3. Brad Moyer (5); 4. Kevin Fee (6); 5. Lou Sipolt (4); 6. Rick Clark (2); 7. Patrick Fagen (8); 8. Andrew Clark (7); 9. Carson McCarl (9); 10. Tony Moro (12). Lap Leader: M. Moro 1-12.

 

 

4/24/15

Eagle Raceway

Eagle, NE

USAC/WAR & 305’s

28 USAC/WAR sprints

26 305’s

USAC/WAR

Dave Darland (21st car out to time) set quick time at 13.586 seconds. Chase Stockon (27th car out) was second quick, followed by Robert Ballou (26th), Tracy Hines (9th), Chris Windom (10th), Jon Stanbrough (12th), Kevin Thomas Jr. (5th), CJ Leary (15th), Brady Bacon (2nd) and Landon Simon (19th). The track got quicker as time trials went on. John Helm did not get a time in on the 1/3-mile oval.

Heat one (started): 1. Darland 71P (6) 2. Bacon 69 (4) 3. Windom 21x (5) 4. Bret Mellenberndt 97 (3) / 5. Chris Parkinson 65 (2) 6. John Manley 8x (7) 7. Mike Moore 69x (1)

Moore led Darland and Mellenberndt to complete lap one in the 8-lapper. Darland and Mellenberndt made a sandwich of Moore down the backstretch on the second lap. Moore came out with a flat right front tire. Bacon shot by Mellenberndt for second on the third lap, and Windom moved into third with two to go.

Heat two (started): 1. Stockon 32 (6) 2. Stanbrough 81 (5) 3. Jarett Andretti 18 (2) 4. Simon 24 (4) / 5. Tony Rost 99 (3) 6. Billy Alley 75 (1) 7. Scott Comstock 41 (7)

Andretti took the early lead over Simon and Stockon. Stanbrough joined the lead trio in a four-way battle. Stockon would take second from Simon on lap three, and the lead from Andretti on lap five. Stanbrough would make a last lap pass of Andretti for second.

Heat three (started): 1. Aaron Farney F15 (4) 2. Ballou 12 (6) 3. K. Thomas 17RW (5) 4. Kenny Potter 55 (2) / 5. Josh Stephens 09 (1) 6. Steve Thomas 20 (3) 7. Clyde Knipp 13 (7)

Farney led the distance. Potter passed Stephens on a lap three restart for a spun S. Thomas for the final transfer.

Heat four (started): 1. Casey Shuman 2x (4) 2 Hines 4 (6) 3. Leary 30 (5) 4. Robert Bell 71 (1) / 5. Jeff Wingate 8 (2) 6. John Helm 12x (7) 7. Alex Schriever 0 (3)

Bell led the first lap before Shuman took over. Leary moved into second , but gave way to Hines on lap three. Bell would hold onto the final transfer.

B main (started): 1. Parkinson (4) 2. Moore (6) 3. S. Thomas (2) 4. Alley (7) 5. Stephens (8) 6. Schriever (3) / 7. Wingate (5) 8. Knipp (11) 9. Helm (12) 10. Manley (9) 11. Comstock (10) 12. Rost (1)

S. Thomas led Rost and Parkinson early in the 12-lapper. Rost would jump the turn two cushion and flip hard on lap three. He was uninjured. With four laps in, Manley would spin bringing the caution flag. S. Thomas led Parkinson, Moore, Stephens, Schriever and Comstock back to green. Parkinson would take the lead at that point and hold it the rest of the way despite several cautions. Comstock tipped over after contact with Alley eight laps in. Alley, in his first career non-wing start, gained momentum as the night went on and went from seventh to fourth in the late stages.

A main (started): 1. Darland (6) 2. Windom (2) 3. Hines (3) 4. K. Thomas (7) 5. Bacon (9) 6. Stockon (5) 7. Simon (10) 8. Stanbrough (1) 9. Shuman (12) 10. Farney (11) 11. Ballou (4) 12. Andretti (17) 13. Mellenberndt (13) 14. Parkinson (16) 15. Schriever (15) 16. Moore (19) 17. Alley (20) 18. Stephens (21) 19. Potter (18) 20. S. Thomas (14) 21. Bell (22) 22. Leary (8)

Stanbrough led Windom and Ballou early in the 30-lapper. Darland was into third by the second lap. Leary contacted the wall on lap six. The restart saw Stanbrough ahead of Windom, Darland, Stockon and Hines. Stanbrough slid across one and two, and Windom shot past for the lead. He still held the point at the halfway point, ahead of Darland, Stockon, Hines and Bacon. Lap 18 brought the final caution for a stopped Ballou, who changed his right rear and returned. The race groove developed on the bottom for everyone and it was single-file until lapped traffic. Darland, who won here a year ago, repeated when he snuck by Windom on lap 27. K. Thomas and Bacon worked into the top five by Stockon late as well.

305’s

Heat one (started): 1. Clint Benson 100 (1) 2. TJ Artz 57 (2) 3. Jason Martin 5x (8) 4. Brandon Horton 1B (3) 5. Dan Satriano 95 (4) / 6. Jeff Radcliffe 21R (5) 7. Ryan King 93 (6) 8. Kyle Flodman 7K (7) 9. Boyd Peterson 57B (9)

Benson led the distance in the 10-lapper, but Martin was the man on the move, shooting from outside row four to third.

Heat two (started): 1. Adam Gullion 91 (4) 2. Gene Ackland (3) 3. Joey Danley 14 (6) 4. Trevor Grossenbacher 35 (5) 5. Keith Dragoo 77D (1) / 6. Matt Richards 1R (8) 7. Chase Weiler 0 (2) 8. Eric Reichwaldt 13 (7) DNS – Terry Richards 18

Ackland and Gullion shot to the front, while Danley used the high side to move into third on the first lap. The lead pair exchanged the point, with Gullion grabbing the spot with two to go.

Heat three (started): 1. Toby Chapman 1BX (1) 2. Jake Bubak 9x (5) 3. Doug Lovegrove 1 (3) 4. Shon Pointer 20P (6) 5. Dwight Carter 4U (2) / 6. Shayle Bade 03 (7) 7. Blain Petersen 68+1 (4) 8. Tyler Drueke 12 (8)

Chapman led Carter and Bade, who came from the last row on lap one. Bade took second on the next go-around, and Bubak shot up to third on the third lap. The red would come out for Petersen at the halfway point. Chapman led Bade, Bubak, Carter and Lovegrove back to green. Bubak would shoot to second on the restart, while Bade would exit. Chapman would hold off Bubak for the win.

B main (started): 1. M. Richards (2) 2 T. Richards (8) 3. Radcliffe (1) 4. King (4) 5. Bade (3) / 6. Flodman (7) 7. Weiler (5) 8. B. Peterson (6) DNS – B. Petersen, Reichwaldt, Drueke

M. Richards led the 10-lap distance. T. Richards came from the tail to take third by lap two, and second on lap eight in the non-stop event.

A main (started): 1. Grossenbacher (2) 2. Bubak (8) 3. Benson (6) 4. Gullion (10) 5. Horton (1) 6. J. Martin (7) 7. Ackland (5) 8. Danley (12) 9. Chapman (9) 10. M. Richards (16) 11. Lovegrove (4) 12. Bade (20) 13. Pointer (11) 14. T. Richards (17) 15. Satriano (13) 16. King (19) 17. Carter (15) 18. Artz (3) 19. Dragoo (14) 20. Radcliffe (18)

The 25-lapper went non-stop. Horton took the lead early with Grossenbacher and a charging Bubak, who had father Rich turning the wrenches, trailing him. Grossenbacher rode the cushion around Horton to take the point, and Bubak followed on lap four, using the low side. Bubak gave chase, reeling in the leader several times. Benson was into third by lap seven. The lead trio set a blistering pace. Grossenbacher did a good job in traffic in taking the win.

 

 

FVP NSL Notes from 34 Raceway!

Windom, MN (April 14, 2015) – The inaugural FVP National Sprint League event is in the books, and it was all it was built up to be. The historic event saw great racing amongst great competitors at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Saturday. Following are a few notes from the event.

Big Win for Wayne – Winning the first FVP NSL event was huge for Wayne Johnson. It has to rank right up there with his 410 wins at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida, the prelims at the Knoxville Nationals and with the World of Outlaws Gumout series. The two-time ASCS National champion’s last wins came when he took home over $61,000 for sweeping last September’s Fall Brawl at the I-80 Speedway. His last 410 win came in 2012 in weekly competition at the Knoxville Raceway. Wayne likes the 34 Raceway. He has now won not only in a 410 there, but also in a 360 and a 305. His wins came for three different owners as well.

Tough Night for Stevenson – Just getting to the show was a task for Brandon Stevenson. The Holstein, Iowa driver was waiting for his trailer to be delivered…and waiting and waiting. At the last minute he had to borrow an open trailer just to make the five and a half hour tow. His time on the track didn’t last long when his #0 went end over end over the first turn in hot laps earning him the “Ti22 Good as New Award”. Fortunately, Brandon is only reporting some soreness where his belts contained him. He plans to be back in action on Friday, April 24 at the Eagle Raceway when the USAC National Sprint Car series visits. He’ll be back at Eagle for the next FVP NSL event on May 8 as well.

Loyet Shines – Brad Loyet led the point standings with the ASCS National Series for much of 2014. The Loyet Motorsports #o5 team is concentrating on the 410 this year, and his first ever trip to 34 Raceway was a good one. Strong throughout the 25-lap main event, he would bring it home in the third position. The Sunset Hills, Missouri driver plans on competing in the next three events with the NSL, and about 75% of the season. If he remains in the upper echelon of the point standings, it will be interesting to see if he is around for much more.

Hard-charging TK No Surprise – The brand new team partnering “TK” Tim Kaeding and Lunstra Motorsports was a success from the start. The San Jose, California driver showed how tough the heats can be, when he slipped just a little in turn one. That left him on the outside looking in. After winning the B main and the Hooker Harness “Locked in Award”, he proceeded to charge from 15thto fifth in his new ride to earn “KSE Hard-charger Award” honors as well.

Murphy’s Law for Josh – Josh Schneiderman had high hopes coming into the opener at his hometown track. Previously a podium finisher with the World of Outlaws at 34 Raceway, his night started well with the seventh quick time of the night. However, things went downhill after hooking the infield tire in turn two in his heat. Running strong up front in the B, flames and smoke started to billow from the Deuce Motorsports #49. If that weren’t enough, the nose wing collapsed at the same time. Josh was able to massage his mount to the fourth and final transfer spots earning the Speedway Graphics “From the Tail Award”. After limping out of the feature after six laps, he also earned the night’s Bell Helmets “Tough Luck Award” at his home track.

New Team, New Car, New Crew Chief, No Problem for BC – Bryan Clauson drove for the Matt Wood Racing #17w team on the west coast with the World of Outlaws, but it was a fresh start last Saturday night. The Noblesville, Indiana driver teamed with crew chief Shane Bowers for the first time. That wasn’t all. The team implemented a brand new shock package, and switched from ART to GF1 chassis for the night. The transition was seamless, as Clauson timed in fourth quick, had a bit of luck making it through the heat race, and then drew the pole for the main event. He was challenging for the lead when the final caution came out, and would eventually checker fourth in a stellar debut.

A Night of Firsts – Joining Kaeding (who was the first B main winner) and feature winner Wayne Johnson in FVP NSL “firsts”, were Danny Lasoski and Brooke Tatnell. “The Dude” drove theGoMuddy.com #2 to quick time at 12.455 seconds in Minnesota Mafia time trials. Tatnell won the first heat race aboard the Barry and Vivian Lewis/TK Concrete #55.

A 360 for TMAC – Terry McCarl has been strong at 34 Raceway throughout his career, and he commanded the lead on lap two and took off. However, a 360 spin (in which he kept it going in third place) cost him the lead, and eventually the win. Still, it was a strong night for TMAC, who would come back and finish second to Johnson in the feature. He was tenth quick and also picked up a heat win.

Another New Team – After partnering with Lunstra Motorsports for so many years, it was a bit strange to see Mark Dobmeier parked across pit lane. Like Kaeding and Clauson, the five-time Huset’s Speedway champ was aboard a new mount in the Jimco Motorsports #13. The Grand Forks, North Dakota driver would finish up a solid tenth.

Great Weather, Great Crowd – A forecast of sunny weather with 70 degree temperatures brought fans from across the country. Plates in the parking lot were spotted from as far as Pennsylvania, Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Texas and Colorado among other states. The FVP NSL would like to thank all the fans that made the trip and we invite you to our next events on Friday, May 8 at the high-banked 1/3-mile Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Nebraska, and on Saturday, May 9 at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World” Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

2015 FVP National Sprint League Driver Point Standings

Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA 77x 344
Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA 24 310
Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO o5 307
Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO 2 304
Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN 17w 302
Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO 21 279
Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA 3 270
Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND 13 226
Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI 17B 212
Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. 18 211
Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD 82 205
Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL 9 200
Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA 12 193
Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN 56 187
Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. 55 185
Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL 7 178
Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA 81 161
Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA 7TAZ 158
Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA 49 147
Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA 44 124
Bryan Gossel, Windsor, CO 6 120
Stu Snyder, Waverly, NE 23s 118
Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL 7R 114
Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD 09 108
Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO 1P 106
Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA 99 102
Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, IA 0 100

2015 FVP National Sprint League Schedule

Saturday, April 11 – 34 Raceway (Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA)

Friday, May 8 – Eagle Raceway (Eagle, NE)

Saturday, May 9 – Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA) ($20,000 bonus from Durst Motorplex to win Eagle and Knoxville)

Friday, May 15 – Jacksonville Speedway, “Sprints Gone Wild” w/MOWA (Jacksonville, IL)

Friday, May 22 – Jackson Speedway, Folkens Bros. Trucking Spring Nationals (Jackson, MN)

Sunday, May 24 – Huset’s Speedway (Brandon, SD)

Thursday, May 28 – St. Francois County Raceway, “March Through Missouri” (Farmington, MO)

Friday, May 29 – Randolph County Raceway, “March Through Missouri” (Moberly, MO)

Saturday, June 27 – Knoxville Raceway, Mid-Season Championship, $5,000 to win (Knoxville, IA)

Friday, July 3 – Huset’s Speedway, $5,000 to win (Brandon, SD)

Saturday, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)

Friday, July 10 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (Jefferson, SD)

Tuesday, July 21 – Hancock County Speedway (Britt, IA)

Wednesday, July 22 – Iowa State Fair Speedway (Des Moines, IA)

Thursday, July 23 – Jackson Speedway (Jackson, MN)

Friday, July 24 – Crawford County Speedway (Denison, IA)

Sunday, July 26 – Huset’s Speedway (Brandon, SD)

Friday, July 31 – I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, NE)

Monday, August 10 – Southern Iowa Speedway, $20,000 to win Front Row Challenge (Oskaloosa, IA)

Friday, August 21 – Fairmont Raceway (Fairmont, MN)

Saturday, August 22 – Clay County Fair Speedway (Spencer, IA)

Saturday, August 29 – Knoxville Raceway, $5,000 to win (Knoxville, IA)

Sunday, August 30 – Angell Park Speedway, w/IRA (Sun Prairie, WI)

Friday, September 4 – Jackson Speedway, Jackson Nationals (Jackson, MN)

Saturday, September 5 – Jackson Speedway, Jackson Nationals (Jackson, MN)

Sunday, September 6 – Huset’s Speedway (Brandon, SD)

Friday, September 11 – Eagle Raceway, Nebraska Cup (Eagle, NE)

Saturday, September 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway, Jerry Richert Memorial w/IRA (New Richmond, WI)

Friday, October 2 – I-80 Speedway, “Fearless 410 Finale” (Greenwood, NE)

Saturday, October 3 – I-80 Speedway, “Fearless 410 Finale” (Greenwood, NE)

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2014 Knoxville Championship Cup Series Banquet Crowns Champions!

(Bill W) November 15, 2014 - The Knoxville Raceway banquet was held on Saturday, November 15 at the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa. Assorted cash and contingencies totaling over $250,000 for owners and drivers capped off an entertaining evening.

A total of eight chassis giveaways highlighted a contingency package which every driver in the points benefited (see prize list with winners below). In addition, the Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) again provided insurance covering all Knoxville drivers for 2014 anywhere they may race. In addition, the Race Director, John McCoy announced the KRCO will provide driveline restraints for all drivers for 2015.

After dinner, General Manager/Promoter, Brian Stickel, opened the Awards program up with a few remarks concerning the success at Knoxville Raceway in 2014 and the upcoming development plans.

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. Brian Brown (410), Joe Beaver (360) and McKenna Haase (305) won in each class. Young fan, Maddox Jones was honored as the “Jr. Fan Club Member of the Year”.

Brian Stickel presented the “Fan of the Year Award” to long-time Knoxville Raceway supporter Glen Metzger.

Race Director, John McCoy, presented “Owner of the Year” Awards to the Kinder Racing #88 (305), the Beaver Motorsports #53 (360) and the TMAC Motorsports #24 (410). “Team of the Year” Awards went to the Hetrick Motorsports #35 (305), the BDS Motorsports #1 (360) and the Nehring #18 (410).

Bob Baker, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Executive Director, presented the “Heritage Award” to longtime sprint car contributor, Bob Colbert.

The "Lyle Boyd Hard Charger Award" awards the drivers who passed the most cars in A main events this season. Stacey Alexander received the award in the 305 class, with Mike Houseman Jr. (360), and Davey Heskin (410) receiving the award in their respective classes.

The Sonner Racing #47 team was named the “Sportsman of the Year” in the 410 class, while Bryan Sundby and the BDS Motorsports #1 team picked up the honor in the 360 class. The L&J Enterprise #5J team won the award in the 305 class based on their donation of a motor to Kinder on Season Championship night. Kevin Hetrick (305), Dylan Peterson (360), and RJ Johnson (410) were named “Rookie of the Year” in their respective classes.

The big hardware went out last to the top five drivers and owners in the point standings. In the 305 class, Stacey Alexander (5th), Matthew Stelzer (4th), Kevin Hetrick (3rd), Steve Breazeale (2nd) and J Kinder (champion) were honored in the driver category, while the Shelton Painting #71c (5th), the Stelzer #99 (4th), the Hetrick Motorsports #35 (3rd), the Vrban #57 (2nd), and the Kinder Racing #88 (champion) received their owner awards.

In the 360 class, Nate Van Haaften (5th), Russ Hall (4th), Jamie Ball (3rd), Jon Agan (2nd) and Joe Beaver (champion) were honored in the driver category, while the Skillz Motorsports #29 (5th), the L&J Enterprise #5J (4th), the Agan Motorsports #4 (3rd), the Beaver Motorsports #53 (2nd), and the BDS Motorsports #1 (champion) received owner awards.

In the 410 class, Davey Heskin (5th), Brian Brown (4th), Justin Henderson (3rd), Terry McCarl (2nd) and Ian Madsen (champion) were drivers honored, while owner awards went to the Maxwell #56 (5th), the Brian Brown Racing #21 (4th), the BDS Motorsports #1 (3rd), the TMAC Motorsports #24 (2nd) and the Nehring #18 (champion).

Contingencies were handed out as a finale, and for the fourth year in a row, were done by draw in front of the banquet crowd of around 600. Chassis winners included Mike Mayberry (GF1) in the 305 class, Mastell Motorsports #27 (Eagle) and Mike Houseman Jr. (J&J) in the 360 class, and BDS Motorsports #1 (Eagle), Larry Ball Jr. (Maxim), Tasker Phillips (Maxim), Josh Schneiderman (J&J) and Lynton Jeffrey (GF1) in the 410 class.

Contingency Winners in addition to Chassis by Draw (presented to owners)…

Butlerbuilt Seat-FSR Radiator – 305: Matthew Stelzer Butlerbuilt Seat-Gear bag – 305: Kade Higday Vortex Wing-Winters Front End Kit – 305: Chris Walraven

Vortex Wing – Headers – 305: Kustom Racing Team #1K

Vortex Wing – 305: J Kinder, Tanner Edwards, Steve Palmer, Jeff Wilke, Corey Kautz, Steve Breazeale, Lee Patterson, Stacey Alexander, Keoni Texeira, Kevin Hetrick, 360: Sawyer Phillips

HRP Wings – 305: Bob Hildreth, McKenna Haase, 360: VanderEcken #10V, Jamie Ball, Mike Van Haaften

Bell Helmet – 305: Mitchell Alexander

Winters Rear-end – 305: Philben Motorsports, 360: CJ Houseman, 410: Dakota Hendrickson, Mike Moore, Bronson Maeschen, VanderEcken #10

305 Headers/Vortex Wings – 305: Philben Motorsports

FSR Radiator/10 pit passes – 305: Christopher Scank

Kinsler Fuel Pump/Right Rear Tire – 360: Tom Lenz

FSR Radiator/Waterman Fuel Pump – 360: BDS Motorsports #1

Butlerbuilt Seat – 360: Russ Hall, 410: Dusty Zomer

Winters Front End Kit/Speedway Radiator – 360: Nate Van Haaften

Headers/VSC Shock Set – 360: Jon Agan

Vortex Wing/Right Rear Tire – 360: Dylan Peterson

Vortex Wings/Gear Bag – 360: Sebastian #14s

BMRS Complete Carbon Line Kit – 360: Joe Beaver, 410: Ian Madsen

Winters Front End Kit – 360: Goodno Promotion #22, 410: Davey Heskin, Sonner #47

360 Headers/Vortex Wing – 360: Matt Moro

Gear Bag/10 pit passes – 360: Matt Juhl

All Pro Heads – 410: Glen Saville

VSC Shock Set/Winters Front End – 410: Chris Martin

Kinsler Fuel Pump Kit – 410: Clint Garner

Hinchman Uniform – 410: AJ Moeller

Waterman Pump/Vortex Wing – 410: Williams #7K

KSE / 10 pit passes: Lunstra/Dobmeier #13, Big Game Treestands #7

 

 

10/25/14

I-30 Speedway

Little Rock, AR

27th Annual Short Track Nationals

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Morgan Turpen 10m (1) 2. Ray Allen Kulhanek 21T (2*) 3. Charlie Louden X (4) 4. Derek Hagar 9JR (7) 5. Stevie Smith 4 (6) 6. Dale Wester 12w (3) 7. Lance Moss 23m (8) 8. Matthew Bauldwin 43 (5)

Heats were 10 laps in distance and worth double passing points. Points were added to drivers totals on their qualifying nights. Hagar was the mover in this one.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Howard Moore 40 (1) 2. Jerrod Hull 99 (2) 3. Dane Lorenc 00 (4) 4. Sean McClelland 1 (6) 5. Klint Angelette 19 (3) 6. Eric Lutz 5 (5) 7. Brandon Hinkle 21BX (7) DNS – Taylor Tidmore 13

A rough start saw Lutz and Hinkle sidelined. Moore led the distance.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Marshall Skinner 26 (2) 2. Channin Tankersley 17T (1) 3. Anthony Nicholson 16 (6) 4. Tim Crawley 88 (8) 5. Seth Bergman 23 (5) 6. Kyle Bellm 14K (7) 7. Jordon Mallett 14m (3) 8. Zach Chappell 33 (4)

Skinner led flag to flag. Chappell stopped after a lap was complete to bring out a caution.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Brandon Hanks 3H (1) 2. Gary Taylor 4J (3*) 3. Ernie Ainsworth 91A (2) 4. Wayne Johnson 77x (5*) 5. Ryan Bowers 199 (7) 6. Rick Pringle 38 (4) 7. Kevin Hinkle 21 (6) DNS – Blake Hahn 52

Motor issues kept Hahn sidelined all night. Ainsworth led early over Hands and Taylor. On lap two, Hanks would grab the lead, and Taylor would follow him into second on lap four. Taylor applied late pressure for the win, but came up short. Johnson did the same for third.

Heat five (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Glenn Styres 0 (2) 2. Dusty Zomer 82 (1) 3. Alex Sewell 8 (4*) 4. Joe B. Miller 51B (3) 5. Chance Morton 7m (6) 6. Jason Barney 87B (7) 7. Josh Baughman 17 (8) 8. Jeremy Middleton 15J (5)

Styres led the distance In a mostly single-file affair.

Heat six (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Johnny Herrera 45x (1) 2. Jerod Roller 5R (2) 3. Terry Gray 10 (4*) 4. AJ Bruns 44 (7) 5. Harli White 17w (6) 6. Kyle Clark 9$ (3) 7. Ryan Bickett 17B (5)

Bruns was the mover in this one, winning battles with Clark and then White to move up to fourth.

Heat seven (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Tony Bruce Jr. 18 (1*) 2. Shawn Dancer 49 (4*) 3. Claud Estes III 74E (6) 4. Mitch Brown 10B (5) 5. Joe Wood Jr. 03 (7) 6. Gary Floyd 58 (3) 7. Kade Morton 8m (2)

Bruce led the distance. K. Morton spun in turn three with two to go, but the yellow was never thrown and the field passed him twice under green flag conditions to finish the race.

Heat eight (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Kevin Swindell 01 (2*) 2. Jason Johnson 41 (3) 3. Cody Gardner 17G (1) 4. Dustin Morgan 93 (4) 5. Zach Pringle 14z (5) 6. Shane Golobic 91 (6) DNS – Jason Keith 28

K. Swindell led the distance. J. Johnson grabbed second from Gardner on lap two.

C main one (started): 1. Lutz (1) 2. Miller (2) 3. White (4) 4. Morgan (3) / 5. M. Brown (5) 6. Wester (6) 7. Angelette (9) 8. Mallett (10) 9. Chappell (7) 10. B. Hinkle (8)

C mains were 10 laps and took the top four to the B’s. B. Hinkle’s night ended after running into the frontstretch tires. Lutz left the rest of the field behind, while White and Morgan won a three-way battle for the last two transfers with M. Brown.

C main two (started): 1 Estes (1) 2. Moore (2) 3. Nicholson (3) 4. S. Smith (4) / 5. Moss (5) 6. Tidmore (8) 7. Bauldwin (6) 8. Floyd (7) 9. Middleton (9) DNS – Keith

Bauldwin spun with a lap in the books, collecting Middleton, who got upside down. He was unhurt. Estes led the distance.

C main three (started): 1. Hagar (4) 2. C. Morton (2) 3. R. Pringle (1) 4. Lorenc (3) / 5. Clark (5) 6. Bickett (6) 7. K. Morton (8) 8. K. Hinkle (7) DNS – Hahn

Pringle led early, but Hagar took control on lap two. C. Morton shot by for second on lap eight.

Dash (started): 1. Brian Brown 21 (1) 2. AG Rains 3 (2) 3. Aaron Reutzel 87 (4) 4. Matt Covington 95 (3) 5. Christopher Bell 31B (5) 6. Dalton Davis 12 (6)

In a revenge draw, B. Brown offered Reutzel $500 for the pole position. His win gave him that. Good racing with Rains holding off Reutzel and Covington holding off Bell in side by side racing.

B main one (started): 1. Bruns (2) 2. Wood Jr. (1) / 3. Gardner (3) 4. J. Johnson (5) 5. Hull (6) 6. Morgan (12) 7. Bergman (8) 8. Lutz (9) 9. White (11) 10. Miller (10) 11. Bowers (7) 12. Skinner (4)

The B’s were 12 laps, taking the top two to the A. Bruns led flag to flag. Bowers tipped over on lap six after breaking a rear axle. He was unhurt.

B main two (started): 1. Herrera (1) 2. Zomer (2) / 3. Styres (3) 4. Crawley (5) 5. Barney (6) 6. Bellm (8) 7. Moore (10) 8. Golobic (7) 9. Turpen (4) 10. Nicholson (11) 11. Estes (9) 12. S. Smith (12)

B main three (started): 1. Roller (1) 2. Hanks (2) / 3. Ainsworth (4) 4. McClelland (3) 5. Z. Pringle (6) 6. Hagar (9) 7. Baughman (8) 8. Louden (5) 9. Tankersley (7) 10. Lorenc (12) 11. C. Morton (10) 12. R. Pringle (11)

A main (started): 1. Bell (5) 2. Reutzel (3) 3. B. Brown (1) 4. W. Johnson (12) 5. K. Swindell (13) 6. Taylor (10) 7. Zomer (19) 8. S. Smith (22, pr.) 9. Rains (2) 10. Covington (4) 11. Roller (17) 12. Bruce (11) 13. Sewell (8) 14. Wood Jr. (18) 15. Bruns (15) 16. Hanks (20) 17. Kulhanek (9) 18. Dancer (7) 19. Herrera (16) 20. Davis (6) 21. Skinner (22, pr.) 22. Gray (14)

S. Smith was a provisional starter with his feature finish on Wednesday. Skinner had a provisional as track champion. Brown led the 40-lapper early and pulled away before a lap 14 red for Davis who tipped over, while running sixth. He was unhurt. The restart saw Brown leading Rains, Reutzel, Bell and Covington. Brown bicycled badly in turn two on the restart and lost three spots. Rains inherited the lead. On lap 16, Bell passed Reutzel for second. Wood Jr. spun with 19 in the books, bringing another yellow. Rains led a battling Bell and Reutzel, Brown and Taylor back to green. Bell shot into the lead on the restart. Three laps later, Hanks and Kulhanek spun. Reutzel shot by Rains for second on the restart. Two laps later, Brown would get by Rains for third. The final caution came on lap 29 for Bruce, who spun in turn four. Bell led Reutzel, Brown, Rains and W. Johnson back to green. W. Johnson would move into third, while Rains jumped the turn two berm late. K. Swindell rounded out the top five. The win was worth $15,000 for Bell.

 

 

10/24/14

I-30 Speedway

Little Rock, AR

Short Track Nationals Night #2

37 cars

Heat one (started): 1. Joe Wood Jr. 03 (1) 2. Terry Gray 10 (2) 3. Rick Pringle 38 (4) 4. Gary Taylor 4J (5) 5. AJ Bruns 44 (6) 6. Zach Chappell 33 (7) 7. Anthony Nicolson 16 (8) 8. Brandon Hinkle 21BX (3)

Wood led the 10-lap distance on a heavy track. Pringle held off Taylor at the line for third, with Bruns right there as well.

Heat two (started): 1. Jason Johnson 41 (2) 2. Jerod Roller 5R (1) 3. Johnny Herrera 45x (6) 4. Dusty Zomer 82 (8) 5. Jason Keith 28 (3) 6. Broc Elliott 75 (4) 7. Dane Lorenc 00 (7) 8. Derek Hagar 9JR (5)

Elliott contacted Hagar at the drop of the green. Hagar lost control and spun into the tires inside the frontstretch. J. Johnson led throughout, while Herrera shot into the third spot by the time a lap was scored. Zomer moved up nicely from eighth to fourth.

Heat three (started): 1. Glenn Styres 0 (1) 2. Eric Riggins Jr. 47 (4) 3. Harli White 17w (3) 4. Kade Morton 8m (2) 5. Tony Bruce Jr. 18 (6) 6. Howard Moore 40 (5) DNS – Jordon Mallett 14m

Styres led lap one over Riggins and Morton. Moore flipped over turn two with one lap in. He was uninjured. White shot from fourth to third on the restart. Bruce advanced to fourth before coming to a stop with three to go. Styres held on for the win.

Heat four (started): 1. Christopher Bell 31B (2) 2. Wayne Johnson 77x (4) 3. Blake Hahn 52 (3) 4. Joe B. Miller 51B (7) 5. Charlie Louden X (6) 6. Gary Floyd 58 (1) 7. Dale Wester 12w (5)

Bell led W. Johnson and Floyd early. On lap two, Hahn grabbed third. Miller battled with Floyd for fourth much of the way before grabbing it late.

Heat five (started): 1. AG Rains 3 (1) 2. Matt Covington 95 (2) 3. Kyle Bellm 14K (4) 4. Marshall Skinner 26 (3) 5. Shane Golobic 91 (6) 6. Ryan Bickett 17B (5) 7. Johnny Gardner 31 (7)

Rains led the distance. Gardner stopped to bring out the yellow after two laps. Heavy one-lane conditions remained.

Qualifier one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Tony Bruce Jr. (1*) 2. Blake Hahn (2*) 3. Jerod Roller (3*) 4. Dusty Zomer (4*) 5. Johnny Herrera (5) 6. Zach Chappell (7) 7. Jason Johnson (6) 8. Anthony Nicholson (8) 9. Gary Floyd (9) DNS – Jordon Mallett

The track remained heavy for the 10-lapper, and the parade was on.

Qualifier two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Charlie Louden (1*) 2. Gary Taylor (2*) 3. Christopher Bell (6*) 4. Joe Wood Jr. (5*) 5. Rick Pringle (3) 6. Joe B. Miller (4) 7. Dale Wester (9) 8. Jason Keith (7) 9. Broc Elliott (8)

Louden led the distance. Bell stood out in this one, grabbing third on lap three from Pringle.

Qualifier three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Marshall Skinner (2*) 2. Shane Golobic (1) 3. Terry Gray (4*) 4. Kyle Bellm (3) 5. Glenn Styres (5) 6. Eric Riggins Jr. (6) 7. Howard Moore (7) 8. Derek Hagar (9) 9. Dane Lorenc (8)

Heavy conditions meant hammer-down racing. Skinner led flag to flag, but had to hold off Golobic, who was trying to make the low side work.

Qualifier four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. AJ Bruns (2*) 2. Matt Covington (4*) 3. AG Rains (5*) 4. Wayne Johnson (6*) 5. Ryan Bickett (7) 6. Kade Morton (1) 7. Harli White (3) 8. Brandon Hinkle (8) DNS – Johnny Gardner

Bruns led early. White spun in front of W. Johnson who lightly tagged her. Both continued. On the restart, Covington passed Morton for second, and Rains and W. Johnson followed him a lap later.

B main one (started): 1. Johnny Herrera (1) 2. Shane Golobic (2) 3. Dale Wester (7) / 4. Rick Pringle (4) 5. Gary Floyd (10) 6. Harli White (6) 7. Eric Riggins Jr. (3) 8. Broc Elliott (9) 9. Ryan Bickett (5) 10. Jason Keith (8) DNS – Johnny Gardner, Jordon Mallett

Herrera led Golobic and Riggins early in the 12-lapper. Keith got into the back of White and spun with two laps in the books. On lap four, Elliott went over the top of turn three, bringing caution. White passed Riggins for the third and final transfer on the restart. Floyd brought out the caution on the white flag lap with a spin. Herrera led Golobic, White, Riggins and Wester back to green. On the last lap, in three and four, Riggins rode over the back of White, sending both upside down. No one was hurt, and Wester inherited the final transfer.

B main two (started): 1. Glenn Styres (1) 2. Kyle Bellm (2) 3. Jason Johnson (3) / 4. Joe B. Miller (4) 5. Zach Chappell (5) 6. Derek Hagar (9) 7. Howard Moore (7) 8. Dane Lorenc (10) 9. Anthony Nicholson (8) 10. Brandon Hinkle (11) 11. Kade Morton (6)

Styres led Bellm and J. Johnson for the entirety of the non-stop event.

A main (started): 1. Christopher Bell (1) 2. Matt Covington (2) 3. AG Rains (3) 4. Wayne Johnson (4) 5. Joe Wood Jr. (5) 6. Terry Gray (6) 7. Gary Taylor (14) 8. Tony Bruce Jr. (12) 9. Blake Hahn (9) 10. Jerod Roller (11) 11. Dusty Zomer (10) 12. Johnny Herrera (15) 13. AJ Bruns (8) 14. Shane Golobic (17) 15. Jason Johnson (20) 16. Charlie Louden (13) 17. Glenn Styres (16) 18. Kyle Bellm (18) 19. Dale Wester (19) 20. Marshall Skinner (7)

The track stayed fast to the end, and this 25-lapper went non-stop. Covington led Bell and W. Johnson early. Bell briefly led during lap eight in a good battle for the point. On lap 12, Rains got by W. Johnson in heavy traffic for the third and final lock-in position for Saturday night. After hounding Covington for the lead throughout, Bell finally shot around on lap 17 and went on to win. Covington and Rains will join him in the Dash in Saturday’s finale.

 

 

10/23/14

I-30 Speedway

Little Rock, AR

Short Track Nationals Night #1

Heat one (started): 1. Jeff Swindell 94 (1) 2. Jerrod Hull 99 (4) 3. Eric Lutz 5 (6) 4. Aaron Reutzel 87 (8) 5. Dustin Morgan 93 (5) 6. Claud Estes III 74E (2) 7. Josh Baughman 17 (7) 8. Mitch Brown 10B (3)

Swindell led the 10-lapper for the distance. Hull moved into second on lap one, and Lutz shot by Estes for third on lap three. Reutzel charged from eighth to fourth.

Heat two (started): 1. Kevin Swindell 01 (2) 2. Ray Allen Kulhanek 21T (4) 3. Ryan Bowers 199 (3) 4. Ernie Ainsworth 91A (5) 5. Seth Bergman 23 (7) 6. Jeremy Middleton 15J (6) 7. Taylor Tidmore 13 (1) 8. Klint Angelette 19 (8)

K. Swindell led early over Tidmore and Kulhanek. The red came out with two laps in the books when Angelette went out over turn three. He didn’t get upside down, but was done for the night. Kulhanek shot to second on the restart, and Bowers followed him into third on lap six. K. Swindell won going away.

Heat three (started): 1. Matthew Bauldwin 43 (1) 2. Chance Morton 7m (2) 3. Jason Barney 87B (4) 4. Brian Brown 21B (3) 5. Cody Gardner 17G (5) 6. Morgan Turpen 10m (6) 7. Kyle Clark 9$ (7)

Bauldwin led the distance. The track was heavy and narrow, resulting in a single-file affair.

Heat four (started): 1. Channin Tankersley 17T (2) 2. Brandon Hanks 3H (1) 3. Zach Pringle 14z (3) 4. Tim Crawley 88 (6) 5. Sean McClelland 1 (4) 6. Blake Jenkins 99J (5)

Tankersley led flag to flag in another single-file race.

Heat five (started): 1. Lance Moss 23m (1) 2. Dalton Davis 12 (7) 3. Alex Sewell 8 (3) 4. Shawn Dancer 49 (5) 5. Stevie Smith 4 (2) 6. Kevin Hinkle 21 (4) 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (6)

Dancer got into Hafertepe on the start sending Sam into a tip-over. He was uninjured. On the second try, Moss ran across S. Smith’s front end. That also collected Sewell and Hinkle. Stevie would restart at the tail with nose wing damage.

Qualifier one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Alex Sewell (2*) 2. Brian Brown (1*) 3. Dalton Davis (6*) 4. Jason Barney (3) 5. Ray Allen Kulhanek 21T (5*) 6. Stevie Smith (7) 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (9) 8. Lance Moss (4) 9. Kevin Hinkle (8)

Sewell led Brown and Barney early. Hinkle spun twice, once after lap one, and then once after lap two. Davis, the high point earner coming out of the heats, grabbed third from Barney on lap 8 of 10.

Qualifier two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Aaron Reutzel (4*) 2. Ernie Ainsworth (2*) 3. Tim Crawley (3*) 4. Dustin Morgan (1) 5. Kevin Swindell (6*) 6. Eric Lutz (5) 7. Claud Estes III (8) 8. Jeremy Middleton (7) DNS – Klint Angelette

Ainsworth grabbed the early lead, but Reutzel took over on lap three. At the same time, Crawley worked by Morgan for third.

Qualifier three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Cody Gardner (1*) 2. Shawn Dancer (2*) 3. Josh Baughman (8) 4. Morgan Turpen (7) 5. Ryan Bowers (3) 6. Chance Morton (4) 7. Channin Tankersley (6) DQ – Jeff Swindell (5) DNS – Taylor Tidmore

Gardner led early over Dancer and Morton. With two laps in the books, J. Swindell leaned on Bowers, who contacted Tankersley, sending him flipping over turn two. He was uninjured. J. Swindell was DQed for rough driving. In an interview, he cited other cases of rough driving without penalty, and bowed out of the event. Baughman worked his way up to third on the restart.

Qualifier four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Sean McClelland (1*) 2. Seth Bergman (2*) 3. Brandon Hanks (4*) 4. Zach Pringle (3) 5. Jerrod Hull (6*) 6. Matthew Bauldwin (5) 7. Mitch Brown (9) 8. Kyle Clark (8) 9. Blake Jenkins (7)

The track remained heavy, and this one was single-file most of the way.

B main one (started): 1. Eric Lutz (2) 2. Morgan Turpen (4) 3. Josh Baughman (1) / 4. Chance Morton (5) 5. Mitch Brown (9) 6. Stevie Smith (7) 7. Claud Estes III (6) 8. Matthew Bauldwin (3) DNS – Jeff Swindell, Klint Angelette

Lutz shot out to an early lead and held off Turpen in the 12-lapper.

B main two (started): 1. Jason Barney (1) 2. Zach Pringle (2) 3. Ryan Bowers (4) / 4. Dustin Morgan (3) 5. Lance Moss (6) 6. Jeremy Middleton (8) 7. Blake Jenkins (7) 8. Kyle Clark (5) DNS – Channin Tankersley, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Taylor Tidmore

Barney led the distance. The lone caution came out for a stopped Clark on lap three. Jenkins stopped on the restart.

A main (started): 1. Brian Brown (14) 2. Aaron Reutzel (2) 3. Dalton Davis (1) 4. Ray Allen Kulhanek (9) 5. Alex Sewell (3) 6. Cody Gardner (12) 7. Shawn Dancer (8) 8. Jason Barney (16) 9. Sean McClelland (13) 10. Eric Lutz (15) 11. Ernie Ainsworth (7) 12. Kevin Swindell (5) 13. Zach Pringle (18) 14. Morgan Turpen (17) 15. Josh Baughman (19) 16. Ryan Bowers (20) 17. Brandon Hanks (4) 18. Jerrod Hull (6) 19. Tim Crawley (10) 20. Seth Bergman (11)

Reutzel led Davis and Hanks early in the 25-lapper. Bowers went over the top of one and two with nine laps in the books. Reutzel led Davis, Hanks, Hull and Crawley back to green. Four laps later, Hull used the high side to pass Hanks for the third and final locked in position for Saturday night’s main event. Crawley followed him into fourth. With three laps to go, fifth and sixth running Hanks and K. Swindell tangled and stopped. The restart saw Reutzel leading Davis, Hull, Crawley and Brown. Crawley used momentum off of two to pass Hull for third down the backstretch. Hull tried to work back under him in three and four and the two contacted, taking both out. They ended in the dirt in fisticuffs. Reutzel led the field back to a green, white, checker finish ahead of Davis, Brown, Sewell and Gardner. Brown shot around Davis for second and reeled in the leader. Coming out of turn four, heading to the checkers he would ride the cushion around Reutzel for an exciting win. Brown, Reutzel and Davis locked themselves into Saturday night’s finale.

 

 

10/22/14

I-30 Speedway

Little Rock, AR

Short Track Nationals Open

66 cars

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Josh Baughman 17 (1*) 2. Eric Riggins Jr. 47 (7*) 3. Shawn Dancer 49 (9*) 4. Blake Jenkins 99J (4) 5. Ryan Bickett 17B (3) 6. Dane Lorenc 00 (2) 7. Taylor Tidmore 32B (6) 8. Matt Covington 95 (5) DNS – Ryan Bowers 199

Bowers had issues in hot laps and never returned. Heats were eight laps, taking the eight heat winners, and the next eight in passing points to the A main. Baughman led early over Lorenc. Jenkins was third early on before Covington got by on lap three. Jenkins would ride over the top of turn two shortly after, bringing a caution. Baughman led Lorench, Covington, Tidmore and Riggins back to green. Tidmore passed Covington for third on the restart, and on lap five tried to move around Lorenc for second. Coming out of four, the two made contact down the frontstretch. Tidmore flipped, with Covington having nowhere to go and suffering enough damage to retire. Riggins and Dancer benefited by being two highest point gainers of the night.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Jason Johnson 41 (1*) 2. Howard Moore 40 (2) 3. Jerrod Hull 99 (4) 4. Blake Hahn 52 (6) 5. Alex Sewell 8 (5) 6. Dale Wester 12w (7) 7. Lance Moss 23M (8) 8. Kyle Clark 9$ (9) 9. Broc Elliott 75 (3)

J. Johnson led the distance as the lead trio didn’t change. The race was for fourth, with Hahn getting by Sewell with two laps to go.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Dustin Morgan 93 (2*) 2. Morgan Turpen 10m (4*) 3. Brian Brown 21B (5) 4. Jeff Swindell 94 (3) 5. Shane Golobic 91 (1) 6. Channin Tankersley 17T (8) 7. Marshall Skinner 26 (7) 8. Ronny Howard 44R (6)

Morgan led flag to flag over Turpen. Brown worked over Golobic for third, grabbing that spot on lap three.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Zach Pringle 14z (1*) 2. Kevin Swindell 01 (3) 3. Klint Angelette 19 (2) 4. Wayne Johnson 77x (8*) 5. Jason Barney 87B (6) 6. Cody Gardner 17G (7) 7. Kevin Hinkle 21 (5) 8. Brandon Hinkle 21BX (4)

W. Johnson came to a stop shortly after the green fell. Pringle led the distance. K. Hinkle spun on lap two, and B. Hinkle did the same on lap four. K. Swindell shot to second, getting by Angelette on the lap four restart. He would barely miss the win at the end. W. Johnson came back to fourth and a feature spot, narrowly missing third at the line.

Heat five (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Derek Hagar 9JR (1*) 2. Anthony Nicholson 16 (3) 3. AJ Bruns 44 (7*) 4. AG Rains 3A (8*) 5. Christopher Bell 31B (6) 6. Jordon Mallett 14m (4) 7. Kyle Bellm 14K (5) 8. Kade Morton 8m (2)

Hagar led the distance. Mallett and Bruns exchanged third three times before the halfway point, in a good race. Rains came on late for fourth.

Heat six (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Ray Allen Kulhanek 21T (1*) 2. Gary Taylor 4J (2) 3. Dalton Davis 12 (7*) 4. Johnny Herrera 45x (8) 5. Sean McClelland 1 (6) 6. Jeremy Middleton 15J (4) 7. Terry Gray 10 (3) 8. Dusty Zomer 82 (5)

Kulhanek led the distance. Zomer shot up to third before contacting a turn four infield tire on lap three. Without steering or brakes, he slid sideways into the turn one infield tires and flipped. He was unhurt. Gray retired from third after spinning a lap later, and suffering front end issues. Taylor used the high side to make a late bid for the win but came up short.

Heat seven (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Eric Lutz 5 (1*) 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (2) 3. Jerod Roller 5R (3) 4. Brandon Hanks 3H (7) 5. Matthew Bauldwin 43 (4) 6. Harli White 17w (6) 7. Glenn Styres 0 (8) 8. Joe B. Miller 51B (5)

Lutz got the jump on Hafertepe and held on in the mostly single-file affair.

Heat eight (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Stevie Smith 4 (2*) 2. Aaron Reutzel 87 (5*) 3. Tim Crawley 88 (3) 4. Seth Bergman 23 (4) 5. Tony Bruce Jr. 18 (7) 6. Mitch Brown 10B (6) 7. Claud Estes III 74E (8) 8. Chance Morton 7m (1)

C. Morton led early, before S. Smith took the lead on lap three. Crawley moved by C. Morton before the latter went up in smoke and brought out the caution. Reutzel would run down Crawley and pass him with two to go for second and a trip to the feature.

C main one (started): 1. Shane Golobic (2) 2. Cody Gardner (1) 3. Mitch Brown (3) / 4. Glenn Styres (4) 5. Jordon Mallett (5) 6. Dane Lorenc (6) 7. Joe B. Miller (7) 8. Kade Morton (10) 9. Kevin Hinkle (8) 10. Broc Elliott (9) DNS – Taylor Tidmore, Terry Gray, Matt Covington

Golobic led early over Gardner in the 10-lapper. The race was on for the lead, with the two exchanging the point four times before Golobic made one last move on the last lap. Brown won a racelong duel with fellow Canadian Styres for the third and final transfer to the B.

C main two (started): 1. Ryan Bickett (1) 2. Harli White (2) 3. Kyle Bellm (6) / 4. Claud Estes III (4) 5. Lance Moss (3) 6. Chance Morton (8) 7. Brandon Hinkle (10) 8. Jeremy Middleton (5) 9. Ronny Howard (9) 10. Kyle Clark (7) DNS – Marshall Skinner, Dusty Zomer, Ryan Bowers

Bickett led the distance. Bellm charged to third by lap three.

B main one (started): 1. Johnny Herrera (1) 2. Brandon Hanks (3) 3. Gary Taylor (4) / 4. Anthony Nicholson (2) 5. Jerrod Hull (5) 6. Shane Golobic (13) 7. Mitch Brown (15) 8. Jeff Swindell (9) 9. Jerod Roller (6) 10. Blake Jenkins (8) 11. Channin Tankersley (11) 12. Christopher Bell (10) 13. Matthew Bauldwin (12) 14. Cody Gardner (14) 15. Klint Angelette (7)

A number of cars were involved in a lap one incident. Angelette retired with a broken front end. Tankersley and J. Swindell returned. On the second try, Jenkins got loose and Tankersley and Bell, who would retire, were involved. Herrera shot to the point once the race got going. Taylor grabbed third from Nicholson on lap two of 12, and was all over Hanks for second the rest of the way. He grabbed the spot on lap 10, but Hanks came back and grabbed it on the last lap.

B main two (started): 1. K. Swindell (1) 2. Brian Brown (2) 3. Tim Crawley 88 (6) / 4. Seth Bergman (8) 5. Howard Moore (3) 6. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4) 7. Jason Barney (9) 8. Ryan Bickett (13) 9. Alex Sewell (11) 10. Tony Bruce Jr. (7) 11. Sean McClelland (10) 12. Dale Wester (12) 13. Kyle Bellm (15) 14. Harli White (14) 15. Blake Hahn (5)

Hahn spun before a lap could be completed, and retired. K. Swindell led early over Brown and Moore. Crawley came from row three to grab the final transfer from Moore on lap four.

A main (started): 1. Aaron Reutzel (3) 2. Stevie Smith (7) 3. Dalton Davis (5) 4. Derek Hagar (12) 5. Zach Pringle (11) 6. Kevin Swindell (18) 7. AJ Bruns (4) 8. Ray Allen Kulhanek (13) 9. Johnny Herrera (17) 10. Brian Brown (20) 11. AG Rains (16) 12. Wayne Johnson (15) 13. Gary Taylor (21) 14. Dustin Morgan (6) 15. Josh Baughman (9) 16. Tim Crawley (22) 17. Jason Johnson (10) 18. Morgan Turpen (8) 19. Brandon Hanks (19) 20. Eric Lutz (14) 21. Shawn Dancer (2) 22. Eric Riggins Jr. (1)

Riggins led the 25-lapper early over Reutzel and Bruns. On lap three, Riggins shot over the top of turn one, surrendering his lead to Reutzel. The only caution of the event came with 14 laps in the books. Fourth running J. Johnson spun. The restart saw Reutzel leading Bruns, Davis, S. Smith and Hagar. S. Smith shot from fourth to second using the cushion on the restart. Reutzel was never seriously challenged the rest of the way. He will have the first shot at a provisional for Saturday night if he can not qualify by other means. S. Smith will have the next shot, then Davis and Hagar.

 

 

10/11/14

Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, IL

Ron Milton Race of Champions

28 MOWA Sprints

28 POWRi Midgets

Sprints

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Zach Daum 5D (2*) 2. Parker Price-Miller 9P (1*) 3. Joe B. Miller 51B (4*) 4. AJ Bruns 2 (6*) 5. Blake Nimee 79 (5*) 6. Trent Beckinger 75 (3) 7. Korey Weyant 99w (8) 8. Brett Samonds 47 (7) 9. Joey Moughan 17m (9) 10. Bryan Clauson 67 (10)

The track was fairly one-lane around the cushion for the 10-lap heats. Clauson bicycled and stopped before a lap could be completed and then eliminated himself by spinning at the halfway point. Daum led the distance.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Jerrod Hull 12 (2*) 2. Jeremy Standridge 10s (5*) 3. Paul Nienhiser 9 (4*) 4. Robbie Standridge 10K (7*) 5. Bret Tripplett 22 (8*) 6. Seth Motsinger 44 (9*) 7. Travis Howard 63 (6) 8. Kevin Thomas Jr. 9K (1) 9. Hunter Schuerenberg 20N (3)

On the first lap, Thomas hiked the turn three berm, climbed the wall and got upside down. That collected Schuerenberg. Both were done for the heat, but uninjured. Hull led the distance, while Standridge, who inherited the pole after the crash followed.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Brad Loyet o5 (2*) 2. Chris Urish 77u (4*) 3. Jimmy Hurley 35 (7*) 4. Trey Datweiler 23D (1*) 5. Ryan Bunton 7K (9*) 6. Russ Hall 83 (6) 7. Austin Brown 7 (5) 8. Logan Faucon 52F (8) 9. Vinny Ward 82 (3)

Loyet led the distance. Hurley was the driver on the move, grabbing third by lap two.

Dash (started): 1. Jimmy Hurley (2) 2. Jerrod Hull (4) 3. Chris Urish (6) 4. Zach Daum (3) 5. Brad Loyet (5) 6. Jeremy Standridge (1)

Hurley led Hull the entire 6 laps. Daum spun with two laps in the books, but came back to register fourth. Urish moved into third on the restart for Daum.

B main (started): 1. Korey Weyant (2) 2. Joey Moughan (8) 3. Bryan Clauson (10) 4. Kevin Thomas Jr. (7) / 5. Logan Faucon (6) 6. Austin Brown (5) 7. Vinny Ward (9) 8. Travis Howard (4) 9. Trent Beckinger (3) 10. Russ Hall (1) DNS – Brett Samonds, Hunter Schuerenberg

On the first go-around in the 12-lapper, contact from Weyant sent Hall skyward, though he landed on all fours. He would come to a stop after lap one. Beckinger led Weyant, Faucon, Moughan and Brown on the restart. Moughan moved into third before Hall spun and had to exit with two laps in. The leader went up in smoke and exited on lap five. Weyant inherited the lead. With nine laps in, Ward got over the gnarly cushion in three and four and got upside down. Weyant led Moughan, Faucon and a back and forth battle for the final transfer between Thomas and Clauson. Both got by Faucon for the last transfer in a three-way battle for two transfers.

A main (started): 1. Jerrod Hull (2) 2. Jimmy Hurley (1) 3. Paul Nienhiser (11) 4. Joe B. Miller (10) 5. AJ Bruns (12) 6. Robbie Standridge (7) 7. Chris Urish (3) 8. Trey Datweiler (15) 9. Kevin Thomas Jr. (20) 10. Zach Daum (4) 11. Seth Motsinger (14) 12. Korey Weyant (17) 13. Bryan Clauson (19) 14. Bret Tripplett (13) 15. Brad Loyet (5) 16. Jeremy Standridge (6) 17. Blake Nimee (16) 18. Ryan Bunton (8) 19. Parker Price-Miller (9) 20. Joey Moughan (18)

Hurley led early in the 25-lapper. Price-Miller tumbled in turn one with four laps in. A charging Moughan had nowhere to go and was collected. The restart saw Hurley leading Hull, Urish, Daum and Loyet. A lap later, Urish would spin out of third, collecting the fourth place car of Daum. Both would restart at the tail. Nimee slammed the wall and came to a stop with 8 laps in. He would retire. Hurley led Hull, Loyet, Nienhiser and Miller back to green. Hull would slide into the lead at that point, and Loyet would take second on lap 12. Nine laps later, Hull was maneuvering the turn three cushion when Loyet got too hot and into his tail. Loyet would tip over, while Hull would do a complete 360 spin and keep it going. Hurley would inherit second ahead of Nienhiser, Tripplett, Miller and a charging Clauson. Lap 22 would be unlucky for Tripplett who jumped the cushion in four and flipped. That collected Clauson and Weyant, who would continue. Hull was able to hold off Hurley and Nienhiser for the win. He clinched his fourth MOWA title in the process.

Midgets

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Austin Brown 7 (2*) 2. Tanner Thorson 67 (5*) 3. Jake Neuman 3N (1*) 4. Andrew Felker 11A (7*) 5. Ryan Robinson 71 (3) 6. Gage Walker 7x (6) 7. Lance Bennett 58x (4) 8. Dave McKay 3D (8)

Brown led the 8-lap distance. Thorson had a good battle with Robinson, his teammate for the night. It was Robinson’s first midget start after numerous wins in the Outlaw karts in California. Thorson grabbed second from Neuman on the last lap.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Bryan Clauson 63 (2*) 2. Zach Daum 5D (6*) 3. Cole Wood 17w (1*) 4. Keith Rauch 47 (5*) 5. Terry Babb 88 (4) 6. Andy Baugh 6B (7) 7. Dave Camfield 86c (3)

Clauson led Wood and Daum early. On lap three, Daum shot by Wood into second. Clauson was able to hold him off after a good battle.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Seth Motsinger 2 (2*) 2. Daniel Robinson 57D (3*) 3. Andy Malpocker 22 (5*) 4. Parker Price-Miller 9P (7*) 5. Mark Chisholm 56x (1) 6. Dave Camfield Jr. 86s (4) 7. Tyler Robbins 5H (6)

Wyoming’s Chisholm took the early lead, but Motsinger grabbed it on lap two. Robbins flipped hard in turn three at the halfway point. He was unhurt, but done for the night. On the restart, Malpocker shot by Chisholm for third, while Price-Miller took fourth on a last lap that saw chaos in positions two through five.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Darren Hagen 56 (4*) 2. Justin Peck 5x (3*) 3. Ryan Criswell 11R (2*) 4. Spencer Bayston 39 (5*) 5. Dalton Camfield 87 (7) 6. Tyler Roth 0z (1) 7. Brian Rieck 0 (6)

Criswell led Roth and Hagen early. Hagen would grab second on lap two, while Roth would spin. Another spin a lap later by Bayston would slow things again. Criswell and Hagen dueled for the lead, before Hagen took charge on lap five. Peck would slide by Criswell on the last lap.

B main (started): 1. Ryan Robinson (4) 2. Andy Baugh (3) 3. Gage Walker (6) 4. Dave Camfield (10) 5. Mark Chisholm (5) 6. Dalton Camfield (1) / 7. Dave Camfield Jr. (7) 8. Lance Bennett (9) 9. Dave McKay (11) 10. Tyler Roth (8) 11. Terry Babb (2) DNS – Brian Rieck, Tyler Robbins

Babb exited on the first lap of the 12-lapper. Robinson went to the front immediately when the green dropped and never looked back. One caution slowed things when Roth clipped an infield tire with a lap in. Baugh shot from third to second at that point. A good battle ensued for the final transfer with three Camfields in the mix.

A main (started): 1. Bryan Clauson (5) 2. Darren Hagen (1) 3. Andrew Felker (10) 4. Tanner Thorson (3) 5. Justin Peck (8) 6. Zach Daum (2) 7. Daniel Robinson (7) 8. Spencer Bayston (14) 9. Austin Brown (4) 10. Parker Price-Miller (11) 11. Ryan Criswell (12) 12. Keith Rauch (13) 13. Gage Walker (19) 14. Jake Neuman (15) 15. Mark Chisholm (21) 16. Andy Malpocker (9) 17. Andy Baugh (18) 18. Dave Camfield (20) 19. Cole Wood (16) 20. Dalton Camfield (22) 21. Ryan Robinson (17) 22. Seth Motsinger (6)

Motsinger broke a rear-end on the first lap of the 30-lapper. Thorson grabbed the early lead over Hagen and Daum. R. Robinson broke a front end and collected Baugh and Dave Camfield. Robinson retired. Thorson led Hagen, Daum, Clauson and Felker on the restart. Daum would check up and lose power with seven laps in while running third. On lap eight, Wood retired with a broken front end. A three-way duel for first ensued that will be fun to watch on MavTV, but was a nightmare for scorers. Clauson shot to the lead in a three-wide battle on the restart. Baugh spun on lap 15, while Bayston changed a flat right rear. Clauson led Thorson, Hagen, D. Robinson and Felker on the restart. Thorson would surge back to the lead on lap 17, before Clauson would take it back on lap 20 in a fierce three-way battle with Hagen. The final caution flew for Malpocker, who stopped while vying for a top five on lap 22. Clauson held on, ahead of Hagen and the hard-charger, Felker.

 

 

 

9/20/14

 

I-80 Speedway

Greenwood, NE

 

Fall Brawl III

 

ASCS

 

44 cars

 

Two and a half inches of rain left the track with some obstacles, but at the end of the night, it was all worth it, with Wayne Johnson taking home over $59,000 in a great race.

 

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Jason Martin 5x (6*) 2. Dusty Zomer 82x (8*) 3. John Klabunde 77 (1) 4. Josh Baughman 17x (3) 5. Ryan Roberts 18R (5) 6. Jason Danley 82 (4) 7. Justin Henderson 24BH (7) 8. Harli White 17w (2)

 

White took the lead on lap one of the 8-lapper, but lost power completing the lap.  Klabunde inherited the lead and led Martin up from sixth, Baughman, Danley and Zomer back to green flag racing.  Zomer shot to third on the restart, while Martin took the lead on lap four.  Zomer grabbed second on lap five.  Both made the feature redraw.

 

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Jarrod Schneiderman 14s (2*) 2. Thomas Kennedy 20K (4*) 3. Jeff Swindell 94 (3) 4. Brandon Hanks 3H (8*) 5. Tyler Drueke 12 (5) 6. Billy Alley 3 (7) 7. David Kubart 44K (1) 8. Wade Nygaard 9N (6)

 

Schneiderman led the distance.  Hanks was the hard-charger, going from 8th to 4th.

 

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Tony Bruce Jr. 18 (1*) 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (4*) 3. Brian Brown 21 (3) 4. Blake Hahn 17 (5) 5. Clint Garner 40 (8) 6. Stevie Smith 4 (7) 7. Gage Dorr 17G (2) 8. Davey Heskin 99 (6)

 

Bruce led the distance.  The first lap saw a lot of shake-up and side by side action that quickly sorted out.

 

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Seth Brahmer 13v (1*) 2. Johnny Herrera 45x (3*) 3. Tasker Phillips 7TAZ (2) 4. Terry McCarl 6 (4) 5. Lee Grosz 4J (5) 6. Tony Shilling 22 (7) 7. Jack Dover 53 (6) 8. Randy Hibbs 2A (8)

 

Brahmer led the duration in a mostly single-file affair.

 

Heat five (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Danny Lasoski 1m (1*) 2. Matt Covington 95 (2*) 3. Aaron Reutzel 87 (4*) 4. Sheldon Haudenschild 1B (5) 5. Ian Madsen 18M (8) 6. Lou Kennedy Jr. 21K (6) 7. Jonathan Cornell 17wx (3) 8. Stu Snyder 23s (7)

 

Madsen would get a good start and charge to third, but it was too good a start, and he was penalized two spots after the race for jumping.  Covington looked to be leaving everyone behind, but Lasoski made a late charge and passed him on the last lap for the win.

 

B main one (started): 1. Clint Garner (1) 2. Jeff Swindell (2) 3. Terry McCarl (5) / 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (4) 5. Stevie Smith (8) 6. Tasker Phillips (3) 7. Ryan Roberts (6) 8. Lou Kennedy Jr. (9) 9. Lee Grosz (7) 10. Davey Heskin (12) 11. Gage Dorr (10) 12. David Kubart (13) 13. Jonathan Cornell (11) DNS – Justin Henderson

 

Garner and Swindell battled for the early lead in the 12-lapper.  McCarl used the low side of one and two to shoot by Haudenschild for the third and final transfer on lap five.  Swindell stormed to the lead on lap 11, but Garner shot back by on the last lap for the win.

 

B main two (started): 1. Brian Brown (2) 2. Josh Baughman (5) 3. Ian Madsen (1) / 4. Blake Hahn (3) 5. Billy Alley (7) 6. Tony Shilling (6) 7. Jason Danley (9) 8. Jack Dover (8) 9. Harli White (12) 10. John Klabunde 77 (4) 11. Stu Snyder (10) 12. Randy Hibbs (11) DNS – Tyler Drueke, Wade Nygaard

 

Brown led lap one, before Madsen rode by on lap two in a good battle.  Brown stormed back by for good on lap three.  Baughman was making the low side work and passed Madsen for second on lap four.

 

A main (started): 1. Wayne Johnson (6) 2. Danny Lasoski (12) 3. Dusty Zomer (1) 4. Jason Johnson (4) 5. Clint Garner (17) 6. Johnny Herrera (14) 7. Aaron Reutzel (16) 8. Jack Dover (24, pr.) 9. Seth Bergman (7) 10. Terry McCarl (21) 11. Josh Baughman (20) 12. Brandon Hanks (13) 13. Matt Covington (15) 14. Jeff Swindell (19) 15. Jason Martin (5) 16. Seth Brahmer (11) 17. Brian Brown (18) 18. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (9) 19. Jarrod Schneiderman (2) 20. Tony Bruce Jr. (10) 21. Brad Loyet (3) 22. Thomas Kennedy (8) 23. Ian Madsen (22) 24. Blake Hahn (23, pr.)

 

W. Johnson was locked in from Friday night and if he could sweep, he would win a $50,000 bonus.  Lap money saw each lap pay $50 for the leader, $30 for second and $20 for third to add to the purse.  The win was worth $5,000.  W. Johnson drew a six.  Zomer led Shcneiderman and W. Johnson jumped to third on the first lap.  Hahn jumped the cushion, tagged the wall and flipped hard on lap two.  Madsen also got into the wall.  Both retired.  W. Johnson shot by Schneiderman into second on the restart, but was passed by J. Johnson a lap later.  With 8 laps in the books, Loyet and T. Kennedy were running sixth and seventh when they made contact on the frontstretch and suffered too much damage to continue.  Zomer led J. Johnson, W. Johnson, Schneiderman, Bruce and a charging Brown.  Brown slid in front of Bruce on lap nine.  Bruce jumped the turn one cushion and got upside down, bringing another red.  Five laps later, Brown would suffer the same fate while running fourth.  Schneiderman also had issues and went pitside.  An open red was called.  Zomer led J. Johnson, W. Johnson, Lasoski and Herrera back to green.  W. Johnson worked on J. Johnson hitting the high side.  He would shoot by for second on lap 16.  Lasoski worked for third on lap 17.  W. Johnson hit the high side and pulled alongside Zomer on lap 22.  He shot by on lap 24, and held on to win the big cash.  Lasoski got by Zomer late in traffic for second.  Last year’s Fall Brawl sweeper, Dover, was the hard-charger.  Billy Alley won the ASCS-Midwest title.

 

 

9/18/14

 

Terre Haute Action Track

Terre Haute, IN

 

Jim Hurtubise Classic

 

USAC

 

22 cars

 

Jon Stanbrough (3 rd car out to time) set quick time over the field at 20.064 seconds.  Dave Darland (6 th car out) was second quick, followed by Jerry Coons Jr. (8 th), Kevin Thomas Jr. (1 st), Brady Bacon (7 th), Chase Stockon (9 th), Robert Ballou (12 th), Tracy Hines (13 th), Justin Grant (5 th) and Chris Windom (10 th).  The track was fairly parched, especially compared to the previous night with the WoO.  It would have been a much different race for the WoO with this track.  Terry Babb slowed on his second lap and scratched for the night.

 

Heat one (started): 1. Robert Ballou 12 (4) 2. Jon Stanbrough 37RW (6) 3. CJ Leary 30 (2) 4. Chris Windom 11 (3) 5. Logan Jarrett 29 (7) 6. Kevin Thomas Jr. 9K (5) 7. Chad Boespflug 5 (1) DNS – Terry Babb 88

 

Heats ran 8 laps in distance.  The top five were eligible for the feature invert of six.  Leary led Ballou and Boespflug on lap one.  Ballou surged past Leary for the lead on lap two, while Stanbrough moved into third.  Stanbrough would ride the cushion around Leary to finish second.  Thomas missed the top five and a shot at the front row of the feature.

 

Heat two (started): 1. Bryan Clauson 20 (1) 2. Brady Bacon 69 (5) 3. Tracy Hines 4 (4) 4. Dave Darland 71P (6) 5. Brandon Mattox 28 (1) 6. Brady Short 11P (3) 7. Jarett Andretti 18 (7)

 

Mattox led Clauson and Bacon from row three on lap one.  Clauson took the point on the second go-around, while Bacon moved into second on lap three.   Late in the race, Hines and Darland traded third, with Hines taking command on lap six.

 

Heat three (started): 1. Jerry Coons Jr. 10E (6) 2. Shane Cottle 2E (3) 3. Hunter Schuerenberg 20N (1) 4. Chase Stockon 32 (5) 5. Jac Haudenschild 11x (2) 6. Justin Grant 40 (4) 7. Bill Rose 6 (7)

 

Schuerenberg led early over Cottle and Haudenschild.  Cottle used the low side to move to the point on lap two, while Coons followed him into second.  Coons would ride high with Cottle low to take the lead on lap three.  Cottle made a late surge for the lead, but fell short.  Haudenschild seemed a bit rusty without the wing, but grew stronger as the heat went on.

 

A main (started): 1. Brady Bacon (3) 2. Robert Ballou (1) 3. Brady Short (11) 4. Shane Cottle (12) 5. Chase Stockon (2) 6. Dave Darland (5) 7. Bryan Clauson (14) 8. Tracy Hines (8) 9. Jerry Coons Jr. (4) 10. Chris Windom (10) 11. Jon Stanbrough (6) 12. CJ Leary (13) 13. Kevin Thomas Jr. (7) 14. Justin Grant (9) 15. Hunter Schuerenberg (18) 16. Logan Jarrett (19) 17. Jarett Andretti (20) 18. Brandon Mattox (17) 19. Jac Haudenschild (15) 20. Chad Boespflug (16) 21. Bill Rose (21) DNS – Terry Babb.

 

The 30-lapper went non-stop.  Ballou led at the outset with Bacon in tow.  The pair would storm away from the rest of the field using the high side of the track.  Bacon would try the middle and low side of the track several times during the race.  Just past the halfway point, he pulled side by side with Ballou, but he would settle back into second.  Meanwhile, Stockon ran third most of the way.  Short was on the move from row six, as was Cottle.  Short used the low side of the track, while most of the leaders ran the cushion.  With just two laps to go, things started shaking.  Entering turn one, Ballou bobbled a bit, and Bacon shot into a narrow window to take the lead and hit the cushion going into one.  He would hold onto the win.  The lead pair was more than a half lap ahead of Short, who grabbed third on the last lap, followed by Cottle.

 

 

 

9/17/14

Terre Haute Action Track

Terre Haute, IN

WoO

34 cars

Jimmy Light had something break coming out of turn four in hot laps and slammed into the wall, getting upside down. He was done for the night. Bryan Clauson had a sour sounding engine in the Indy Race Parts machine in hot laps and time trials and scratched for the night. It was the WoO’s first appearance since 2006 at Terre Haute. The track had plenty of moisture and was rough, even in qualifying. The blade was brought out no less than three times during the night.

Joey Saldana (5th car out to time) set quick time at 16.777 seconds on the half-mile. Donny Schatz (22nd car out) was second quick, followed by Brad Sweet (31st), Cody Darrah (10th), Shane Stewart (26th), Kerry Madsen (8th), Steve Kinser (15th), Kraig Kinser (21st), David Gravel (14th) and Daryn Pittman (20th).

Heat one (started): 1. David Gravel 83 (2) 2. Rico Abreu 24 (1) 3. Joey Saldana 71m (4) 4. Shane Stewart 2 (3) 5. Derek Hagar 9w (6) / 6. Dave Blaney 3G (7) 7. Logan Schuchart 1s (5) 8. Kody Kinser 4K (8) DNS – Jimmy Light 23

Gravel torched the rest in this 8-lapper to earn a Dash spot. Due to track conditions, the heats played out mostly single-file after the first lap.

Heat two (started): 1. Kerry Madsen 29 (3) 2. Daryn Pittman 9 (2) 3. Donny Schatz 15 (4) 4. Danny Lasoski 33 (1) 5. Lucas Wolfe 5w (5) / 6. Tim Kaeding 59 (6) 7. Brad Greer 3B (8) 8. Danny Smith 4s (7)

Lasoski was penalized a row for jumping. That handed the pole to K. Madsen, who took off from there. Schatz pulled side by side with Pittman for second at one point, but didn’t have enough room to maneuver by. Smith exited early.

Heat three (started): 1. Brian Brown 21 (2) 2. Brad Sweet 49 (4) 3. Christopher Bell 53 (1) 4. Steve Kinser 11 (3) 5. Paul May 71mx (6) / 6. Greg Wilson w20 (5) 7. Jacob Allen 1a (8) 8. Robert Ballou 12 (7) DNS – Bryan Clauson 71

After a lengthy delay to fix the caution lights and another track blading, Brown led the distance in a mostly single-file affair.

Heat four (started): 1. Paul McMahan 51 (2) 2. Cody Darrah 4 (4) 3. Kraig Kinser 11K (3) 4. Jason Sides 7s (1) 5. Ian Madsen 18 (5) / 6. Randy Hannagan 11N (7) 7. Parker Price-Miller 9P (6) 8. Jacob Wilson 07 (8)

McMahan led early, while Darrah rode to the outside of Sides to take second in turns three and four. He was the first car to use a little higher line, and looked to be reeling in the leader for a possible pass when a caution for debris slowed things three laps in. McMahan chose the outside line in a double-file restart ahead of Darrah, Sides, K. Kinser, Madsen and Price-Miller. A late bid by Hannagan for the final transfer fell short.

Dash (started): 1. Donny Schatz (2) 2. Joey Saldana (1) 3. Brad Sweet (3) 4. Cody Darrah (4) 5. David Gravel (6) 6. Paul McMahan (8) 7. Brian Brown (7) 8. Kerry Madsen (5)

Schatz led the six-lap distance in a blur of a race. The track got faster as the night went on. In the feature, Schatz would actually turn laps faster than Mark Kinser’s 15 year old track record.

B main (started): 1. Logan Schuchart (1) 2. Tim Kaeding (3) 3. Danny Smith (6) 4. Greg Wilson (2) / 5. Parker Price-Miller (4) 6. Dave Blaney (5) 7. Randy Hannagan (8) 8. Kody Kinser (7) 9. Jacob Allen (9) 10. Brad Greer (10) DNS – Robert Ballou, Jacob Wilson, Bryan Clauson, Jimmy Light

Schuchart led the 12-lap distance. Smith jumped from fifth to third on the first lap before being over taken by Wilson. On lap four, Smith proved the track was widening, when he circled Wilson for third coming out of turn four.

A main (started): 1. Donny Schatz (1) 2. Joey Saldana (2) 3. Brian Brown (7) 4. Daryn Pittman (12) 5. Kerry Madsen (8) 6. Shane Stewart (9) 7. Steve Kinser (10) 8. Kraig Kinser (11) 9. Brad Sweet (3) 10. Jason Sides (16) 11. Rico Abreu (13) 12. Ian Madsen (20) 13. Christopher Bell (15) 14. Paul McMahan (6) 15. Paul May (23) 16. Derek Hagar (21) 17. Danny Lasoski (14) 18. Cody Darrah (4) 19. David Gravel (5) 20. Logan Schuchart (17) 21. Lucas Wolfe (18) 22. Tim Kaeding (22) 23. Danny Smith (24) 24. Greg Wilson (19)

Before the event, WoO officials decided to shorten the event to 25 laps from its scheduled 30, and to implement no double-file restarts. Before a lap could be completed, Sweet and McMahan tangled. Both made repairs and restarted at the tail. Schatz took off from the start and was really in a league of his own. Darrah followed in third until lap 14, when he suffered motor issues and stopped on the frontstretch. At the same time, Gravel, who had inherited the third spot, went pitside with a flat right rear. Now Schatz led Saldana, Brown, K. Madsen and Pittman up from 12th. Lasoski brought the last caution when he stopped on lap 17. A lap after the restart, Pittman grabbed fourth from K. Madsen. Schatz pulled away again to win for the second night in a row over Saldana and Brown. Brown broke a steering arm just after taking the checkers. A half lap earlier could have meant a destroyed racecar.

 

 

9/16/14

Kokomo Speedway

Kokomo, IN

WoO

38 cars

The track was tacky and rough after rains the previous day. Several wheelstands in hot laps. Kokomo never disappoints.

Cody Darrah (20th car to time) set quick time at 11.050 seconds, exactly one-tenth of a second off Sammy Swindell’s two year old record at the ľ-mile. Joey Saldana (35th car out) was second quick, followed by Brad Sweet (24th), Donny Schatz (7th), Daryn Pittman (13th), Shane Stewart (36th), Jac Haudenschild (25th), Rico Abreu (9th), Lucas Wolfe (19th) and Dale Blaney (34th). Quentin Blonde got up on one wheel and saved it in turn one. When he got back on it, the front rose again and he flipped. He was done for the night.

Heat one (started): 1. Kerry Madsen 29 (1) 2. Cody Darrah 4 (4) 3. Lucas Wolfe 5w (2) 4. Daryn Pittman 9 (3) 5. Steve Kinser 11 (5) / 6. Logan Schuchart 1s (8) 7. Kody Kinser 4K (7) 8. Mike Terry Jr. 85 (9) 9. Dusty Williams 26 (10) 10. Christopher Bell 53 (6)

K. Madsen led Wolfe and Pittman on the first of ten laps. Bell was cruising in sixth behind S. Kinser when the King came up the track to lap Williams. Bell attempted a pass on the high side, but was clipped by Kinser and went pitside. Madsen held onto the win and a Dash spot.

Heat two (started): 1. Dale Blaney 14K (2) 2. Bryan Clauson 71x (1) 3. Shane Stewart 2 (3) 4. Joey Saldana 71m (4) 5. Paul McMahan 51 (5) / 6. Brady Bacon 99 (6) 7. Kraig Kinser 11K (7) 8. Robert Ballou 12 (8) 9. Derek Hagar 9w (9) DNS – Quentin Blonde 5QB

Blaney dominated this one, winning going away. Clauson trailed the distance, while Stewart grabbed third from Saldana on lap five. Bacon appeared faster than McMahan, but couldn’t find a way by on a narrow track.

Heat three (started): 1. David Gravel 83 (1) 2. Tim Kaeding 59 (5) 3. Jac Haudenschild 71 (3) 4. Brad Sweet 49 (4) 5. Cale Thomas 91 (2) / 6. Dave Blaney 3G (6) 7. Wayne Johnson 77x (7) 8. Parker Price-Miller 9P (8) 9. Patrick Haynes 5H (9)

The first lap was a wild one. Sweet bicycled up turn two, dropping back to sixth. Kaeding went from fifth to second. Sweet fought back by W. Johnson who had grabbed fifth and Thomas for fourth by the checkers.

Heat four (started): 1. Donny Schatz 15 (4) 2. Sheldon Haudenschild 93 (2) 3. Rico Abreu 24 (3) 4. Gary Taylor 1st (5) 5. Jason Sides 7s (6) / 6. Danny Smith 4s (7) 7. Greg Wilson w20 (8) 8. Ian Madsen 18 (1) 9. Jacob Allen 1a (9)

Another wild start in this one. I. Madsen outdueled S. Haud side by side to lead lap one. The two hammered each other in turn two, with Madsen breaking a right rear shock. He restarted at the tail, while Allen retired. The restart saw S. Haud leading Schatz, Abreu, Taylor, and Smith. On lap four, Sides worked by Smith for the final transfer. The next lap, Schatz shot under S. Haud in turn four for the win.

C main (started): 1. Parker Price-Miller (1) 2. Greg Wilson (2) / 3. Derek Hagar (4) 4. Mike Terry Jr. (3) 5. Jacob Allen (6) 6. Patrick Haynes (5) DNS – Dusty Williams, Quentin Blonde

Price-Miller led the distance on his hometown track. Hagar passed Terry for third on lap three in his new ride for Destiny Motorsports.

Dash (started): 1. Kerry Madsen (2) 2. David Gravel (1) 3. Dale Blaney (4) 4. Donny Schatz (5) 5. Brad Sweet (6) 6. Daryn Pittman (3) 7. Cody Darrah (8) 8. Joey Saldana (7)

Madsen led the 6-lap distance. Pittman bicycled in turn one at the outset and lost three spots.

B main (started): 1. Christopher Bell (2) 2. Brady Bacon (3) 3. Ian Madsen (1) 4. Dave Blaney (4) / 5. Wayne Johnson (7) 6. Kraig Kinser (6) 7. Danny Smith (8) 8. Greg Wilson (10) 9. Parker Price-Miller (11) 10. Logan Schuchart (9) 11. Kody Kinser (5) DNS – Robert Ballou

Madsen led the 12-lapper early, followed by Bacon, Bell and Blaney. On lap three, Bacon used the low side to take the lead. Bell was on the move as well, moving into second on lap five. Dave Blaney was making his first start at Kokomo since 1996.

A main (started): 1. Donny Schatz (4) 2. Shane Stewart (9) 3. Dale Blaney (3) 4. David Gravel (2) 5. Kerry Madsen (1) 6. Rico Abreu (11) 7. Cody Darrah (7) 8. Paul McMahan (18) 9. Daryn Pittman (6) 10. Joey Saldana (8) 11. Christopher Bell (21) 12. Tim Kaeding (19) 13. Bryan Clauson (15) 14. Jason Sides (24) 15. Gary Taylor (20) 16. Sheldon Haudenschild (14) 17. Kraig Kinser (25, prov.) 18. Brad Sweet (5) 19. Steve Kinser (17) 20. Ian Madsen (16) 21. Jac Haudenschild (10) 22. Brady Bacon (22) 23. Lucas Wolfe (12) 24. Cale Thomas (13) 25. Dave Blaney (23)

K. Madsen led Gravel and Schatz early in the 40-lapper. With two laps in, I. Madsen spun after contact with Thomas. It negated a Schatz pass of Gravel for second. On the restart, Thomas did a 360 spin. Once green, Gravel shot off the rough cushion to pass K. Madsen for the lead. Schatz also took second from Madsen at that point. With four laps in, Bacon got into the turn two wall and slowed. He would change a tire in the work area and return. Gravel took the inside line on the double-file restart, ahead of Schatz, K. Madsen, Sweet and Dale Blaney. One more lap was in the books when Dave Blaney retired with ignition issues. Dale had moved by Sweet for fourth. On the restart, Schatz passed Gravel for the lead. Wolfe came top a stop with 13 laps in to bring another caution. Schatz led Gravel, K. Madsen, Blaney and Sweet at that point. Blaney shot into third on the restart. Three laps later, S. Haud spun. On that restart, J. Haud rode the wall in two and got stuck in the fence. He was done, but not injured in his first night in the Indy Race Parts #71. Teams made adjustments under an open red. On lap 19, Sweet worked by Blaney for third. Five laps later, Sweet would jump the cushion and spin. It would prove to be the final slowdown. Schatz led Gravel, Blaney, Stewart and K. Madsen at the time. Stewart caught fire and grabbed third and then second on laps 31 and 32. He would gain on Schatz, but couldn’t quite get there. Sweet spun in front of the leaders at the checkers with no harm done. Abreu was also a late charger, banging the cushion on the way, while McMahan was the race’s hard-charger.

 

 

9/13/14

Spoon River Speedway

Canton, IL

30th Annual Tom Knowles Memorial

MOWA sprints

POWRi midgets

33 sprints

27 midgets

The Spoon never disappoints when it’s Tom Knowles Memorial time. The high banks again lent to great racing in both classes and crazy high-speed games of chicken for the midgets. Sean Buckley and MavTV are missing out on this one for sure!

Sprints

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Parker Price-Miller 9P (1*) 2. Jim Moughan Jr. 1m (9*) 3. Joey Moughan 21x (6*) 4. AJ Bruns 2 (4) 5. Terry Babb 88 (7*) 6. Andy Baugh 6B (8) 7. Levi Curry 25 (5) 8. Tommy Rockwell 95 (3) 9. Zach Daum 5D (2)

Price-Miller led the 10-lap distance and won going away, but Jim Moughan was on the move from the tail. He’d take third after a lap three restart for Daum, who was suffering mechanical difficulties, and he moved into second coming for the white flag. Bruns was driving Scott Ritchhart’s #2 and you could throw a blanket over he and Joey Moughan most of the way.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Jimmy Hurley 35 (3*) 2. Jerrod Hull 12 (4*) 3. Robbie Standridge 99 (7*) 4. Ryan Bunton 7K (2) 5. Jake Blackhurst 25B (8*) 6. Seth Motsinger 44 (6) 7. Jeremy Standridge 10s (5) 8. Vinny Ward 82 (1)

Motsinger spun before a lap could be completed. On the second try, Ward was tagged from behind and spun as well. Hurley took the early lead and won going away. Hull moved by Bunton for second on lap two, and Standridge came from row four to take over third on lap three.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Rico Abreu 24 (8*) 2. Chris Urish 77u (5*) 3. Korey Weyant 99w (4*) 4. Logan Faucon 52F (6*) 5. Matt Harms 53H (1) 6. Trent Beckinger 75 (2) 7. Austin Brown 7 (7) 8. Russ Hall 83 (3)

Hall broke a rear axle, luckily before he was up to speed, and was done for the night in the Northrop car. Brown also came to a stop before a lap could be completed. Urish took the early lead over Harms and Abreu, who advanced from row three. Abreu moved into second on lap two, and Weyant to third. The caution flew on lap five when Brown got over the top of three and four. Weyant shot under Abreu on the restart, but two laps later, Rico stomred back into second. Coming for the white flag, he would fin his way around Urish for the win.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Danny Lasoski 33 (1*) 2. Paul Nienhiser 9 (6*) 3. Patrick Haynes 5H (7*) 4. Bret Tripplett 22 (8*) 5. Tyler Courtney 23c (5) 6. Rob Kubli 23K (2) 7. Ben Wagoner 84 (3) 8. Cory Bruns 17m (4)

Lasoski led the distance. One caution flew when Cory Bruns, who was in Joey Moughan’s 17m broke a front end on lap three. Nienhiser would restart third, and get by Wagoner for second on lap five. Haynes would surge from sixth to third after the restart.

Dash (started): 1. Rico Abreu (1) 2. Jim Moughan Jr. (2) 3. Jimmy Hurley (4) 4. Paul Nienhiser (3) 5. Danny Lasoski (6) 6. Parker Price-Miller (5)

Rico rode the rim to the 6-lap win. Moughan was cruising low as drivers checked out different parts of the wide high-banked 3/8 for the feature.

B main one (started): 1. AJ Bruns (1) 2. Andy Baugh (2) / 3. Trent Beckinger (4) 4. Zach Daum (7) 5. Matt Harms (3) 6. Austin Brown (5) 7. Jeremy Standridge (6) DNS – Cory Bruns, Russ Hall

Bruns led from start to finish in the 10-lapper. Daum showed some speed late, but his hole was dug too deep.

B main two (started): 1. Ryan Bunton (1) 2. Tyler Courtney (2) / 3. Ben Wagoner (6) 4. Seth Motsinger (3) 5. Tommy Rockwell (7) 6. Rob Kubli (4) 7. Levi Curry (5) DNS – Vinny Ward

Bunton and Courtney pulled away to earn the transfers.

A main (started): 1. Rico Abreu (1) 2. Jimmy Hurley (3) 3. Parker Price-Miller (6) 4. Jake Blackhurst (15) 5. Ryan Bunton (18) 6. Jim Moughan Jr. (2) 7. Danny Lasoski (5) 8. Chris Urish (7) 9. Robbie Standridge (8) 10. Joey Moughan (11) 11. Jerrod Hull (10) 12. Korey Weyant (13) 13. Tyler Courtney (20) 14. Bret Tripplett (12) 15. Andy Baugh (19) 16. Patrick Haynes (9) 17. Terry Babb (16) 18. Logan Faucon (14) 19. Paul Nienhiser (4) 20. AJ Bruns (17)

Haynes and Bruns contacted with Bruns suffering too much damage to continue before a lap could be completed. Abreu led Jim Moughan and Nienhiser on the first lap of the 25-lapper. Jim would take the lead and pull away a bit on lap two, using the middle of the track. Faucon came to a stop with five laps in the books. Nienhiser pulled off from third with motor issues. Jim Moughan led Rico, Price-Miller, Lasoski, and Hurley on the restart. One more lap was in the books before Blackhurst spun. On the ensuing restart, Lasoski shot up to third. Abreu went to work and got by Moughan for the lead on lap ten. Two laps later, Babb slowed and brought a caution. The yellow flag negated a Lasoski pass for second. Unfortunately for him, he did make the pass before the cone on the restart, and was sent to the tail. Hurley assumed third. Contact with another car sent Haynes spinning with 18 laps in bringing the final caution. Abreu led Jim Moughan, Hurley, Price-Miller and Urish on the restart. Using the low side of the track, Hurley worked by Moughan for second on lap 20. Price-Miller was pounding the upper-most confines and shot around Moughan for third on lap 21. Despite being faster than Hurley, who was washing up the track on the straights, he couldn’t grab second. It was Rico’s second MOWA win of the season.

Midgets

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Darren Hagen 56 (4*) 2. Zach Daum 5D (3*) 3. Rico Abreu 97 (7*) 4. Terry Babb 88 (6*) 5. Dave Camfield Jr. 86c (1) 6. Andy Baugh 6B (5) 7. Jay Mounce 12J (2)

The stoutest midget head of the night saw Daum pound the cushion for the early lead in the 8-lapper over Hagen and Camfield Jr. Abreu started tail and was third by the second lap. Hagen and Daum proceeded to go to war, trading sliders and exchanging the lead three times, before Hagen took it for good on lap five.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Justin Peck 5x (1*) 2. Tyler Thomas 91T (2*) 3. Seth Motsinger 2 (4*) 4. Ryan Criswell 11R (5*) 5. Dave McKay 3D (3) 6. Shane Morgan 15m (6) DNS – Dave Camfield III 16c

Peck led the distance. The best race was for third between Motsinger, who grabbed in on lap three from Criswell. Camfield III jumped the ramp that is turn two in hot laps, flipping two full times, but landed on his wheels. He would return for the B.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Andrew Felker 11A (5*) 2. Spencer Bayston 39 (7*) 3. Dalton Camfield 87 (2*) 4. Nick Bailey 89 (4*) 5. Cole Wood 17w (6*) 6. Colten Cottle 5c (1) 7. Robbie Ray 3 (3)

Cottle led early. Ray took second from Bailey on lap two. Wood spun while running fourth with two laps in the books after tapping Bailey. Felker shot from fourth to second on the start. More contact with Bailey sent Wood spinning with five laps in. The restart saw Cottle leading Felker, Ray and Bayston, who moved up a spot on the restart. Yet another caution saw Ray come to a stop on the white flag lap. On the restart, Cottle blew the power plant. Felker assumed the lead and held on.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Tanner Thorson 67 (4*) 2. Austin Brown 7 (1*) 3. Parker Price-Miller 9P (6*) 4. Daniel Robinson 57D (2) 5. Jake Neuman 3N (5) 6. Matt Harms 53H (3)

Brown led Thorson and Robinson early. Price-Miller worked from sixth to third on lap two. Thorson took over the lead on lap three.

B main (started): 1. Daniel Robinson (1) 2. Dave Camfield Jr. (4) 3. Andy Baugh (6) 4. Jake Neuman (3) 5. Dave Camfield III (7) 6. Shane Morgan (5) 7. Dave McKay (2) / DNS – Robbie Ray, Jay Mounce, Colten Cottle, Matt Harms

Robinson led the distance in the 10-lapper. The only slowdown was a Morgan spin.

A main (started): 1. Zach Daum (8) 2. Rico Abreu (6) 3. Tyler Thomas (10) 4. Tanner Thorson (4) 5. Andrew Felker (1) 6. Justin Peck (5) 7. Terry Babb (13) 8. Seth Motsinger (12) 9. Andy Baugh (19) 10. Daniel Robinson (17) 11. Austin Brown (11) 12. Cole Wood (16) 13. Dalton Camfield (14) 14. Shane Morgan (22) 15. Nick Bailey (15) 16. Dave Camfield Jr. (18) 17. Jake Neuman (20) 18. Dave McKay (23) 19. Dave Camfield III (21) 20. Parker Price-Miller (7) 21. Darren Hagen (3) 22. Ryan Criswell (9) 23. Spencer Bayston (2)

Bayston led Thorson and Felker on lap one of the 30-lapper. Coming to the flagstand on the second lap, Thorson made contact with Bayston, flattening his left rear. There was too much damage to continue. The restart saw Thorson leading Felker, Abreu, Hagen and Thomas. Rico would move into second on lap five. Hagen was on the move as well, shooting by Felker into third on lap 9. A lap later, he would get sideways in turn four, and lose four spots. Wood would sping bringing caution. Thorson led Hagen, Felker, Daum, Thomas and Abreu back to green. At the halfway point, Wood would suffer a flat left rear. Thorson was trying to hold off Hagen at the time. Meanwhile, Daum, Felker and Abreu were dicing in small real estate behind them. Rico shot to third on the restart, and then made contact with Hagen, who got over the berm. Both went to the work area, and restarted at the tail, setting up another charge. Up front, Thorson led Daum, Felker, Thomas and Peck. Thomas shot to third on the start using the low side. Up front, Daum would work by Thorson for the lead on lap 21, and Peck moved by Thomas for third. A lap later, Brown spun bringing another caution. Peck continued his charge into second, and it looked like a shootout between he and Daum for the win. With five to go, however, Bailey flipped down the frontstretch. He would race on after landing on all fours. Peck continued to hound the leader, and it looked like the race would end that way again. Courtney spun right before the checkers, however. The two late cautions worked for Abreu, who shot around the rim to grab second. Thomas was running around the infield, grabbing third.

 

 

9/6/14

34 Raceway

West Burlington, IA

MOWA + 305’s

26 410’s

31 305’s

MOWA

Brian Brown (19th car out) set quick time at 13.608 seconds. Dakota Hendrickson (21st) was second quick, followed by Joey Moughan (20th), Dusstin Selvage (11th), Josh Schneiderman (12th), AJ Bruns (9th), Paul Nienhiser (2nd), Ben Wagoner (4th), Jerrod Hull (1st) and Chris Urish (25th). The track was wet enough that the 410’s took three flights of hot laps. Drawing a late number seemed to be an advantage in qualifying.

Heat one (started): 1. Chris Urish 77u (1) 2. Brian Brown 21 (4) 3. Paul Nienhiser 9 (2) 4. Jeremy Standridge 10s (6) 5. Dustin Selvage 99 (3) / 6. Trey Datweiler 23D (8) 7. Ryan Bunton 7K (5) 8. John Dines 31 (7) 9. Tommy Rockwell 95 (9)

Urish led the 10-lap distance with Brown in tow. Heats took the top two to the Dash and the top five to the feature. The heats still saw a fast, narrow track.

Heat two (started): 1. Ben Wagoner 84 (2) 2. Korey Weyant 99w (1) 3. Dakota Hendrickson 4 (4) 4. Josh Schneiderman 49 (3) 5. Russ Hall 83 (6) / 6. Chris Windom 21x (8) 7. Levi Curry 25 (7) 8. Logan Faucon 52F (5) 9. Vinny Ward 82 (9)

Heat three (started): 1. Jerrod Hull 12 (2) 2. Joey Moughan 17m (4) 3. Jake Blackhurst 25B (1) 4. AJ Bruns 44 (3) 5. John Schulz 99d (6) / 6. Bobby Mincer 15 (5) 7. Harold Pohren 50P (7) 8. Trent Beckinger 75 (8)

Hull led the distance. Moughan moved into second on lap six when Blackhurst bobbled. In a duel of 360’s, Schulz held off Mincer for the final transfer.

Dash (started): 1. Ben Wagoner (2) 2. Brian Brown (4) 3. Joey Moughan (3) 4. Korey Weyant (6) 5. Chris Urish (5) 6. Jerrod Hull (1)

Wagoner led the 6-lap distance. Hull was running second on lap two when he shot over the turn two cushion. He came back on the track in sixth.

B main (started): 1. Ryan Bunton (1) 2. Bobby Mincer (3) 3. Logan Faucon (2) 4. Harold Pohren (6) 5. Levi Curry (5) 6. Trent Beckinger (9) / 7. Chris Windom (8) 8. John Dines (4) 9. Vinny Ward (11) 10. Trey Datweiler (7) 11. Tommy Rockwell (10)

Bunton grabbed the early lead in the 12-lapper over Mincer and Faucon. Datweiler would spin with three laps in, bringing the only caution. Bunton led Mincer, Faucon, Curry and Pohren on the restart. Pohren would shoot to third when the green flag fell as the low side came in. Faucon would work back by him on lap five. Beckinger would make the feature field as an alternate after Nienhiser was unable to start. Dines and Datweiler were added as promoter’s provisionals.

A main (started): 1. Brian Brown (2) 2. Joey Moughan (3) 3. Jerrod Hull (6) 4. AJ Bruns (10) 5. Ben Wagoner (1) 6. John Schulz (13) 7. Chris Urish (5) 8. Dustin Selvage (8) 9. Ryan Bunton (16) 10. Russ Hall (14) 11. Dakota Hendrickson (7) 12. Jeremy Standridge (11) 13. Trent Beckinger (21) 14. John Dines (19, prov.) 15. Levi Curry (20) 16. Josh Schneiderman (9) 17. Trey Datweiler (22, prov.) 18. Jake Blackhurst (12) 19. Korey Weyant (4) 20. Logan Faucon (18) 21. Harold Pohren (17) 22. Bobb Mincer (15) DNS – Paul Nienhiser

Pohren spun before a lap was completed after contact from another car. Wagoner led the first two laps of the 30-lapper before Pohren spun again with his front-end knocked out. Faucon also stopped and exited with rear-end issues. The restart saw Wagoner leading Brown, Moughan, Weyant and Urish. On lap four, Schneiderman shot under Urish for fifth from row five. On lap ten, Brown found his way under Wagoner in lapped traffic to take the lead. A lap later, Moughan followed him into second, and Schneiderman moved by Weyant for fourth. Schneiderman’s charge would continue as he took third from Wagoner on lap 14, and second from Moughan on lap 16. Blackhurst hit an infield tire and needed the hook with 16 laps down. Brown had two lapped cars between himself and Schneiderman, Moughan, Hull and Wagoner. The same would be true when Bunton spun shortly after the restart. On the green, Brown took off in clean air, while the lapped car of Datweiler got sideway and collected Schneiderman, who got upside down. The team would piece the car together and have him at the rear on the restart. He made a few laps before retiring. Brown took off again with Moughan and Hull in tow. That’s the way the race would end. Bruns moved up six spots to finish fourth, followed by Wagoner, Schulz with a late charge in his Jimmy Davies’ 360, Urish, Selvage, Bunton and Hall in his first run in the Northrop #83. Brown earned $3,000 for the win.

305’s

Heat one (started): 1. Justin Newberry 36 (2) 2. Jayson Ditsworth 1 (1) 3. Dustin Clark 16 (3) 4. Robbie Standridge 10K (6) 5. Caleb Wankel 5 (3) / 6. Dillan Roth 43 (5) 7. Chase Wanner 85 (7) 8. Cody Wehrle 40 (8)

Newberry led the 8-lap distance on a one-lane track. The top two transferred to the Dash and the top five to the feature through the heats.

Heat two (started): 1. Shane Quam 17 (1) 2. Donnie Steward 16HD (6) 3. Josh Schneiderman 2 (4) 4. John Schulz 73 (5) 5. Jacob Glasgow 59J (3) / 6. Richard Brod 9B (2) 7. McKenna Haase 55M (8) 8. Matt Krieger 59 (7)

Quam led the distance. Steward shot from sixth to second on the first lap. M. Krieger slowed to a stop on lap seven and was a scratch for the night.

Heat three (started): 1. RJ Johnson 71G (1) 2. Ben Wagoner 84 (2) 3. Jeff Wilke 41 (4) 4. Blaine Jamison 51JR (6) 5. Patrick Moore 2x (5) / 6. Dave Getchell 83 (7) 7. Andrew Genkinger 09 (3) 8. Corey Kautz 51 (8)

Johnson led the distance. The lone caution came out for Kautz who slowed to a stop with two laps to go. He was done for the night.

Heat four (started): 1. Andy Krieger 58 (1) 2. Ryan Jamison 51J (6) 3. Keoni Texeira 50 (7) 4. Jarrod Schneiderman 14s (5) 5. Nick Guernsey 7 (4) / 6. George Crawford 57 (2) 7. Mark Ellerfritz 83D (3)

Krieger led throughout ahead of Jamison who shot to second on lap on. Texeira came from the tail to grab third on lap five from George. Schneiderman followed him, and Guernsey snagged the final transfer with two to go.

Dash (started): 1. Donnie Steward (2) 2. RJ Johnson (5) 3. Shane Quam (8) 4. Justin Newberry (6) 5. Ben Wagoner (7) 6. Ryan Jamison (3) 7. Andy Krieger (4) 8. Jayson Ditsworth (1)

Steward led Ditsworth and Johnson who came from the third row to third on lap one of the 6-lapper. Ditsworth went up in smoke and exited on lap three. He would be a scratch in the feature.

B main (started): 1. Dave Getchell (3) 2. Chase Wanner (5) 3. Dillan Roth (1) 4. Mark Ellerfritz (8) 5. Andrew Genkinger (7) 6. Cody Wehrle (9) / 7. Richard Brod (2) 8. George Crawford (4) 9. McKenna Haase 55M (6) DNS – Matt Krieger, Corey Kautz

On the initial start, Haase got over the right rear of the slower Crawford and limped in the pits. Getchell grabbed the early lead over Roth and Wanner. Wanner would grab second from Roth on lap three. Genkinger would work the low side to grab fifth from Crawford with two to go, and Wehrle would grab the final transfer.

A main (started): 1. Josh Schneiderman (9) 2. Donnie Steward (1) 3. RJ Johnson (2) 4. Ben Wagoner (5) 5. Justin Newberry (4) 6. Shane Quam (3) 7. Keoni Texeira (11) 8. Patrick Moore (18) 9. Dustin Clark (8) 10. Nick Guernsey (19) 11. Caleb Wankel (16) 12. Jeff Wilke (10) 13. Cody Wehrle (24) 14. Andy Krieger (7) 15. Robbie Standridge (12) 16. Chase Wanner (21) 17. Mark Ellerfritz (22) 18. John Schulz (13) 19. Blaine Jamison (14) 20. Jacob Glasgow (17) 21. Ryan Jamison (6) 22. Dave Getchell (20) 23. Andrew Genkinger (23) 24. Jarrod Schneiderman (15) DNS – Jayson Ditsworth

Johnson led the 25-lapper early over Steward and R. Jamison. With one lap in, Wilke spun and collected B. Jamison. Both would restart. Steward would ride the cushion to the lead on the restart. Wanner spun to the infield with three laps complete bringing another yellow. Six laps in, Jarrod Schneiderman would flip bringing out the red. Steward led Johnson, R. Jamison, Newberry and Clark back to green. Josh Schneiderman was on the move. He shot into fourth on lap 11 and moved by R. Jamison for third on lap 14. Shortly after, R. Jamison made contact with the lapped car of Genkinger and got into the frontstretch wall. Steward now led Johnson, Josh Schneiderman, Newberry and Schulz. On lap 15, Josh would move into second. Glasgow would come to a stop with 15 laps in. Steward would see open track ahead of him for cautions froma stopped B. Jamison on lap 17 and a fifth running Schulz on lap 19. Josh would finally work by Steward on lap 20 and pull away for the $2,000 win.

 

 

8/30/14

Jackson Speedway

36th Annual Jackson Nationals

ASCS

39 cars

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Tony Bruce Jr. 18 (2*) 2. Ian Madsen 18M (1*) 3. Brooke Tatnell 14T (3*) 4. Gregg Bakker 11x (5) 5. Tasker Phillips 7TAZ (4) 6. Austin Johnson 81 (7) 7. Chris Graf 20G (6) 8. Skylar Prochaska 35 (8)

Bruce slammed the door on Madsen going into one and never looked back. Prochaska came to a stop and exited at the halfway point. Bakker showed speed and won a good battle over Phillips for fourth. Heavy rains on Friday made for very heavy track conditions that saw a ton of speed and little passing all night.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. DJ Brink 75 (1*) 2. Paige Polyak 19 (6*) 3. Kaley Gharst 7 (7*) 4. Brandon Halverson 32 (4) 5. Isaac Schreurs 612 (3) 6. Dusty Ballenger 2D (5) 7. Jeff Swindell 94 (2) DNS – Nick Lusk 29

N. Lusk flipped in hot laps and was a scratch for the night. Swindell led the distance until losing a motor with two to go. Polyak and Gharst were the benefactors, coming from the tail to grab the two highest totals in passing points on the night.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Mark Dobmeier 13 (1*) 2. Dusty Zomer 82 (3*) 3. Jason Johnson 41 (2) 4. Jody Rosenboom 14 (4) 5. Casey Heser 75c (6) 6. Blake Hahn 17 (5) 7. Derek Anderson 07 (7) DNS – Kenny Long 2ck

J. Johnson jumped the first two starts before being relegated to row two. He then jumped the third from the second row, but the race went green and he led the distance. The crowd was not pleased. Dobmeier’s owner, Dave Lunstra paid the tower a visit after the heat, probably reminding officials that his car was penalized two spots at Oskaloosa earlier this month. After some debate after the heats, Johnson was rightly penalized two spots.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Terry McCarl 6 (2*) 2. Johnny Herrera 45x (1*) 3. Seth Bergman 23 (4*) 4. Nate Laugen 18x (5) 5. Matt Juhl 09 (8*) 6. Justin Jacobsma 10 (6) 7. Bruce Anderson 64 (7) 8. Matt Wasmund 4w (3)

Wasmund came to a stop before a lap could be completed and was a scratch for the night. McCarl led the 8-lap distance in a mostly single-file affair.

Heat five (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Mark Toews 5T (2*) 2. Matt Covington 95 (4*) 3. Brian Brown 21 (3*) 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (6*) 5. Brad Loyet o5 (7) 6. Derrik Lusk 93 (5) 7. Troy Manteufel 5m (1)

Toews shot out to an early lead with Covington in tow. Brown followed in third and that’s how they would run.

B main one (Started): 1. J. Johnson (1) 2. Laugen (2) 3. Halverson (3) / 4. A. Johnson (5) 5. Heser (4) 6. Graf (8) 7. Jacobsma (6) 8. Hahn (7) DNS – D. Anderson, J. Swindell, Wasmund, N. Lusk

J. Johnson never looked back and won the 12-lapper by twelve seconds.

B main two (started): 1. Loyet (2) 2. Bakker (1) 3. Phillips (4) / 4. Rosenboom (3) 5. Ballenger (6) 6. D. Lusk (7) 7. B. Anderson (8) 8. Prochaska (9) 9. Schreurs (5) DNS – Matnteufel, Long

Loyet led the distance in a single-file affair.

Dick Valentine Memorial (started): 1. A. Johnson (1) 2. Graf (5) 3. Rosenboom (2) 4. Heser (3) 5. Jacobsma (7) 6. Schreurs (8) 7. Ballenger (4) 8. B. Anderson (6)

The special event honors Valentine and includes the top eight non-qualifiers from the B. A. Johnson led the 8-lap distance and picked up $400. The race was $200 to start. After contact from another car, Ballenger flipped hard down the frontstretch. He was uninjured. B. Anderson also suffered front-end damage in the melee and was done.

A main (started): 1. Covington (2) 2. Gharst (1) 3. McCarl (3) 4. Bruce Jr. (6) 5. Toews (8) 6. Bergman (12) 7. Herrera (12) 8. Zomer (9) 9. Brown (16) 10. Tatnell (15) 11. Juhl (14) 12. J. Johnson (17) 13. Loyet (18) 14. Bakker (20) 15. Polyak (7) 16. Madsen (10) 17. Prochaska (25, prov.) 18. Halverson (21) 19. Brink (4) 20. Phillips (22) 21. Hahn (24, prov.) 22. D. Lusk (23, prov.) 23. Dobmeier (5) 24. Laugen (19) 25. Hafertepe Jr. (13) DNS – J. Swindell (prov.)

Hafertepe came to a stop and retired before a lap could be completed. Covington took an early lead over Gharst, McCarl and Dobmeier in the 30-lapper. With three laps down, Dobmeier looked to break something and go over the turn two berm. At the same time, Laugen came to a stop on the frontstretch, bringing a caution. On the restart, Covington led Gharst, McCarl, Bruce and Brink back to green. Polyak shot under Brink for fifth at that point. With seventeen laps down, however. She would have a wheel center break on the right rear and come to a stop. It appeared she was done, until Brink flipped in three and four before another lap could be completed. She would rejoin the field. Covington pulled away from Gharst on each restart. It looked like the last 13 would go green, before Madsen came to a stop with there to go. Covington would pull away again for his first National win of the year and $5,000.

 

 

Three Winners, Three Champions at Knoxville!

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA, August 23, 2014 – In the end, the point leaders in each division held off the rest of the field, but it wasn’t easy. Ian Madsen drove to a strong fourth place finish in the 410 A main won by Mark Dobmeier to take that championship. Joe Beaver won the 360 driver title with a sixth place finish in a race won by Matt Moro. The BDS Motorsports #1 team claimed the 360 owner’s title. J Kinder needed a motor borrowed from the L&J Automotive #5J team to charge from 19th to fifth to claim the 305 championship. Dustin Clark won that feature.

In the 410 25-lap feature, Brian Brown shot out from the pole ahead of Dobmeier and Brooke Tatnell early on. On lap three, Tatnell got sideways in turn four, and Madsen made the move of the race evading him. Tatnell also recovered.

Brown sliced through traffic as the first nineteen laps went nonstop. Terry McCarl moved into third on lap four as the lead trio pulled away. With nineteen laps in the books, Bronson Maeschen got upside down on the frontstretch. When Glen Saville slowed to avoid him, Brown clipped him, causing front-end damage to his #21.

Dobmeier assumed the lead with McCarl in pursuit. Madsen was passed by Dusty Zomer for third, but held onto fourth with a left wing side panel collapse. He was followed by Craig Dollansky. Justin Henderson, Brown, Tatnell, Davey Heskin and Lynton Jeffrey rounded out the top ten.

Henderson set quick time on the night, and Danny Lasoski, Tasker Phillips and Maeschen won heats. Cole Wood flipped in his heat race, but was unhurt.

“It was a great racetrack,” said Dobmeier, who celebrated his thirteenth win here in Victory Lane. “There was a bottom, a top, and you could cut through the middle too. My hat’s off to the track prep guys. I was following Brian there in lapped traffic, and it’s too bad the red came out, because I think I was just getting in position and he was behind some cars. It was unfortunate he got into the wreck, but I will take the win any way I can get it.”

“It’s just unbelievable,” said Madsen of his championship shared with the Bret Nehring #18 team. “I’m just speechless right now. I haven’t taken a breath all night. It will be nice to take a breath and celebrate with the team. I can’t believe we pulled it off. I have to thank Bret Nehring, Matt Barbara, the whole crew and our partners.”

Before a lap could be completed in the 20-lap 360 feature, Russ Hall and Alan Ambers contacted, sending the latter upside down. Hall also suffered too much damage to continue. Matt Moro shot out to the lead from outside of row one, ahead of Tasker Phillips and Dylan Peterson. Four laps were in the books before Sawyer Phillips flipped on the backstretch. He was uninjured.

When the green flew again, Moro led Tasker Phillips, Peterson, Nate Van Haaften and Carson McCarl. McCarl used a slingshot move under Van Haaften and Peterson to grab third on the restart, while Billy Alley moved into fourth behind him.

Moro was steady out front and captured his eighth career 360 win ahead of Tasker Phillips, McCarl, Alley and Van Haaften. Joe Beaver came home sixth and won his first 360 title, and Peterson, Tony Shilling, Jon Agan and Jarrod Schneiderman rounded out the top ten. Henderson also set quick time in the 360 class, clinching the owner title for the BDS Motorsports #1 team. Shilling, Cody Ledger and Agan won heat races.

“We’ve had a terrible, terrible year,” said Moro in Victory Lane. “The car has been fast, but we’ve had stupid stuff going wrong. We’ve had new parts breaking. Everyone works really hard on this thing. I like lapped traffic. I feel like I’m on my game.”

“I didn’t want to leave any doubt on who the champion was this year,” said Beaver of his championship. “I knew enough cars dropped out that we had a good shot at it, so I went for it. The car was super-tight. We battled it the whole way. This feels great! We were consistent. Once we got the car figured out to go with the motor (Moyle supplied by Don Long). Once we got our qualifying down, we were able to move up in the points.”

Dustin Clark led lap one from his pole position, but it was Kevin Hetrick who took command of the 15-lap 305 feature early on. When Terri O’Connell slowed with three laps in the books, Hetrick led Clark, Mitchell Alexander, Mike Mayberry and Steve Breazeale.

J Kinder’s point lead over Breazeale was tenuous heading in, but he put on a charge in his borrowed power plant, and was already 12th (from 19th) by the third lap. After another caution for debris a lap later, the rest of the event went non-stop.

Kinder was ninth by lap six, and Stacey Alexander moved by Mitchell Alexander for third on lap seven. Clark found his way by Hetrick on lap nine, while Stacey Alexander followed him into second on lap eleven.

Clark would have to hold off Stacey Alexander on the last lap to grab his first ever Knoxville victory. Hetrick was third, followed by Mitchell Alexander and Kinder, who grabbed fifth on lap 13. Breazeale, Mayberry, Jeff Wilke, McKenna Haase and Mike Philben rounded out the top ten. Kinder posted quick time before losing his motor. Philben, Haase and Stacey Alexander were heat race winners.

“(Stacey Alexander) was all over me, wasn’t he?” said Clark in Victory Lane. “I could smell him. Man, we worked so hard to get here tonight. A lot of the crew couldn’t make it here tonight…my Dad and my best friend Pat made it happen. I can’t believe it!”

“I have to thank the Ball crew,” said Kinder of the L&J Automotive #5J team who lent him a motor. “I have to thank all the crews helping me. This motor ran great. We have to figure out what we’re going to do. This feels great! I can’t thank everyone enough. I’m in shock right now.”

Join us Sunday night, August 24 for the Enduro. For more information, log on to www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (27), 15.087; 2. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (25), 15.207; 3. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (24), 15.218; 4. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (26), 15.243; 5. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (21), 15.276; 6. 91, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (4), 15.300; 7. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (18), 15.302; 8. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (1), 15.318; 9. 10, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (8), 15.334; 10. 7, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (14), 15.346; 11. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (20), 15.348; 12. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (23), 15.384; 13. 47, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (19), 15.391; 14. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (13), 15.397; 15. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (10), 15.479; 16. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (7), 15.493; 17. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (22), 15.514; 18. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (17), 15.583; 19. 81, Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA (16), 15.616; 20. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (2), 15.710; 21. 17W, Cole Wood, Auburn, CA (12), 15.720; 22. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (15), 15.747; 23. 7K, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (3), 15.790; 24. 69, Mike Moore, Des Moines, IA (6), 15.846; 25. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (11), 15.855; 26. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (9), 16.173; 27. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (5), NT; 28. 12P, TJ Peterson, Des Moines, IA (28), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:04.5: 1. Danny Lasoski (1); 2. Justin Henderson (6); 3. Don Droud Jr. (2); 4. Brooke Tatnell (4); 5. Craig Dollansky (3); 6. Ian Madsen (5); 7. RJ Johnson (8); 8. Austin Johnson (7); 9. Chris Martin (9)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:04.4: 1. Tasker Phillips (2); 2. Brian Brown (4); 3. Mark Dobmeier (5); 4. Davey Heskin (6); 5. Dakota Hendrickson (1); 6. Josh Schneiderman (7); 7. Ryan Bunton (8); 8. Bob Weuve (9); 9. Clint Garner (3)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Bronson Maeschen (2); 2. Terry McCarl (6); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 4. Glen Saville (1); 5. Dusty Zomer (5); 6. Mike Moore (8); 7. Matt Moro (4); 8. Cole Wood (7)

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Mark Dobmeier (4); 2. Terry McCarl (6); 3. Dusty Zomer (3); 4. Ian Madsen (5); 5. Craig Dollansky (9); 6. Justin Henderson (8); 7. Brian Brown (1); 8. Brooke Tatnell (2); 9. Davey Heskin (7); 10. Lynton Jeffrey (10); 11. Danny Lasoski (14); 12. Tasker Phillips (12); 13. Don Droud Jr. (11); 14. Ryan Bunton (20); 15. Josh Schneiderman (17); 16. Matt Moro (19); 17. RJ Johnson (23); 18. Dakota Hendrickson (15); 19. Mike Moore (18); 20. Chris Martin (24); 21. Glen Saville (16); 22. Austin Johnson (21); 23. Bob Weuve (22); 24. Bronson Maeschen (13) DNS – Clint Garner, Cole Wood, TJ Peterson, Jamie Ball. Lap Leaders: Brown 1-19, Dobmeier 20-25. Hard-charger: Bunton.

360 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 1, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (24), 15.829; 2. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (21), 15.944; 3. 3A, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE (11), 16.117; 4. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (10), 16.175; 5. 10V, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.199; 6. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (1), 16.200; 7. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (15), 16.280; 8. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (23), 16.284; 9. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (5), 16.397; 10. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (6), 16.414; 11. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (25), 16.528; 12. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (20), 16.543; 13. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (18), 16.617; 14. 7H, John Hall, Marion, IA (19), 16.630; 15. 33V, Jesse Giannetto, Cedar Rapids, IA (3), 16.737; 16. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.770; 17. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (22), 16.780; 18. 14S, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (4), 16.796; 19. 68, Mike Houseman Jr., Des Moines, IA (16), 16.796; 20. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (26), 16.809; 21. 10, Alan Ambers, Knoxville, IA (17), 16.864; 22. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (2), 16.932; 23. 14J, Jeff Heffner, Denver, CO (27), 17.017; 24. 27B, Patrick Bourke, Gypsum, CO (13), 17.053; 25. 4E, Evan Martin, Lohman, MO (12), 17.075; 26. 80X, CJ Houseman, Des Moines, IA (7), 17.164; 27. 2, Tyler Brooks, Knoxville, IA (9), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.4: 1. Tony Shilling (1); 2. Tom Lenz (2); 3. Carson McCarl (4); 4. Nate Van Haaften (5); 5. Mike Houseman Jr. (7); 6. CJ Houseman (8); 7. Jeff Heffner (6); 8. Jamie Ball (3) DNS – Justin Henderson

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:57.6: 1. Cody Ledger (1); 2. Dylan Peterson (4); 3. Joe Beaver (6); 4. John Hall (2); 5. Tasker Phillips (3); 6. Russ Hall (7); 7. Calvin Landis (5); 8. Patrick Bourke (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:56.8: 1. Jon Agan (3); 2. Jarrod Schneiderman (1); 3. Jesse Giannetto (2); 4. Matt Moro (4); 5. Billy Alley (6); 6. Sawyer Phillips (5); 7. Alan Ambers (7); 8. Evan Martin (8)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Matt Moro (2); 2. Tasker Phillips (1); 3. Carson McCarl (4); 4. Billy Alley (7); 5. Nate Van Haaften (6); 6. Joe Beaver (8); 7. Dylan Peterson (3); 8. Tony Shilling (13); 9. Jon Agan (9); 10. Jarrod Schneiderman (15); 11. Jesse Giannetto (12); 12. Cody Ledger (14); 13. Mike Houseman Jr. (16); 14. Tom Lenz (10); 15. Calvin Landis (19); 16. Evan Martin (24); 17. John Hall (11); 18. CJ Houseman (18); 19. Patrick Bourke (23); 20. Jamie Ball (20); 21. Jeff Heffner (22); 22. Sawyer Phillips (5); 23. Russ Hall (17); 24. Alan Ambers (21) DNS – Alan Zoutte, Tyler Brooks, Justin Henderson. Lap Leaders: Moro 1-20. Hard-charger: E. Martin.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 88, J Kinder, Holts Summit, MO (2), 17.414; 2. 50, Keoni Texeira, Honolulu, HI (9), 17.561; 3. 57, Steve Breazeale, Trenton, MO (12), 17.577; 4. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (15), 17.614; 5. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (5), 17.708; 6. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (18), 17.760; 7. 5J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (4), 17.766; 8. 1K, Andee Beierle, Bismarck, ND (10), 17.837; 9. O, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (21), 17.839; 10. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (3), 17.858; 11. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (11), 17.863; 12. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (22), 17.877; 13. 59KB, Mike Philben, Grimes, IA (14), 17.912; 14. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (20), 18.022; 15. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (17), 18.051; 16. 7, Tanner Edwards, Van Meter, IA (13), 18.159; 17. 55KC, Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, IA (1), 18.213; 18. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (19), 18.291; 19. 92C, Cody Ambers, Knoxville, IA (25), 18.308; 20. 71G, Terri O'Connell, Corinth, MS (16), 18.378; 21. F1, Michael Fishel, Mason City, IA (23), 18.568; 22. 36W, Christopher Scank, Cedar Rapids, IA (8), 18.852; 23. 82, Lee Patterson, Des Moines, IA (26), 19.052; 24. 28, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (24), 19.246; 25. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (7), NT 26. DQ - (Light at the Scales) 8, Laney Feight, Indianola, IA (6).

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Mike Philben (2); 2. Jeff Wilke (4); 3. Dustin Clark (3); 4. Cody Ambers (5); 5. Tanner Edwards (1); 6. Rob Weuve (6) DNS – Devin Kline, J Kinder, Christopher Scank

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:45.1: 1. McKenna Haase (2); 2. Mitchell Alexander (5); 3. Kade Higday (3); 4. Bob Hildreth (1); 5. Keoni Texeira (6); 6. Andee Beierle (4); 7. Terri O'Connell (7); 8. Lee Patterson (8); 9. Laney Feight (9)

Heat three (started), 6 Laps, 1:45.0: 1. Stacey Alexander (3); 2. Mike Mayberry (4); 3. Kevin Hetrick (5); 4. Steve Breazeale (6); 5. Matthew Stelzer (1); 6. Joe Simbro (2); 7. Chris Walraven (8); 8. Michael Fishel (7)

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Dustin Clark (1); 2. Stacey Alexander (10); 3. Kevin Hetrick (4); 4. Mitchell Alexander (5); 5. J Kinder (19); 6. Steve Breazeale (7); 7. Mike Mayberry (2); 8. Jeff Wilke (6); 9. McKenna Haase (12); 10. Mike Philben (11); 11. Matthew Stelzer (16); 12. Joe Simbro (13); 13. Tanner Edwards (14); 14. Keoni Texeira (8); 15. Laney Feight (23); 16. Kade Higday (9); 17. Cody Ambers (17); 18. Bob Hildreth (15); 19. Lee Patterson (22); 20. Michael Fishel (21); 21. Rob Weuve (18); 22. Andee Beierle (3); 23. Terri O'Connell (20) DNS – Chris Walraven, Devin Kline, Christopher Scank. Lap Leaders: Clark 1, Hetrick 2-8, Clark 9-15. Hard-charger: Kinder.

 

 

 

Donny Schatz Nearly Perfect in Eighth Knoxville Nationals Title!

by Bryan Hulbert/Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA, August 9, 2014 – For the eighth time, Donny Schatz leaves the Knoxville Raceway with the title of "Champion", taking the $150,000 win in the 54th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores.

Taking off from the pole, Schatz led Shane Stewart into the first turns. Slowing on Lap 3, Brian Brown took advantage of the restart to begin his chase for second. Searching the racing surface, Brown took the runner-up spot on Lap 12.

Leading by 2.874 seconds at the Lap 25 break for fuel, the restart saw Schatz stalked by Brown as the green flew. Working the cushion, Brown kept pace, finally taking his shot at the lead on Lap 44. Taking the lead with a high-side pass exiting the second turn; Brown brought the entire crowd of the Knoxville Raceway to their feet with resounding cheers that quickly drowned out the sounds of engines.

Pulling to the bottom groove in turns three and four, Brown swapped his line the following lap, giving Schatz the chance to shoot the berm and retake the lead on Lap 45.

Asked about seeing Brown drive by him, Schatz replied, "Racing is all about making decisions, and I was just getting so slow around the bottom of one and two, I thought well; I could just keep the tires under me maybe no one's going to get that run. I just couldn't get the top going that well then it cleaned off and Brian [Brown] got by...went to the bottom...I tried to stay with him, and when he went to the top at the other end, I was able to get back by him. I know he's going to beat me one of these days. I hope it's no time soon, but he's a hell of a racer."

Finishing runner-up for the third consecutive year, Brown crossed 1.243 seconds behind the STP No. 15.

"I figured I had to go when I could. I kind of rode along as long as I could there and made my move," said Brown. "Once I made my move, I took his line away in the corner and thought okay, that was pretty good but I didn't want to go down there and miss it and went back to the top and gave him another shot but I'll tell you what, at least this year, we kept him honest."

Kerry Madsen took the podium in his eighth A-Feature appearance, posting his best finish in the FVP Knoxville Nationals, "We tried to get the top to work early, but I couldn't do it. The bottom was too good. We were coming there at the end, and when Brian passed Donny I thought, oh well good, then they started battling and started catching them and thought, I got half a shot at this, but then I started screwing up on the cushion and bouncing all over the place like everyone else was, but man, what a great run for us."

Craig Dollansky grabbed the fourth spot with Justin Henderson taking fifth after starting eighth.

Paul McMahan was sixth Terry McCarl seventh. Mark Dobmeier eighth, Joey Saldana ninth, and Kraig Kinser tenth.

Brad Sweet was the night's Hard Charger from twenty-third to thirteenth. Brian Brown's runner up finish clenched the Mr. Sprint Car Title.

Jimmy Light grabbed the win in the E-Feature. D-Feature honors went to Brad Loyet. The night's C-Feature was won by Dale Blaney after a very rough start that saw 11 drivers receiving damage. Thankfully, all drivers were unharmed. The night's B-Feature was won by Brooke Tatnell with Clint Garner making his first A-Feature in the FVP Knoxville Nationals. Brad Sweet from eleventh was third with Lee Jacobs taking the final transfer to the A-Feature.

Rookie of the Year honors went to Andy Gregg. Best Appearing Crew went to Wayne Johnson Racing and Best Appearing Car was given to the No. 1d driven by Justin Henderson.

Brown’s second place finish clinched the Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car Title”, and cemented his strong run during Cox Design

410 RESULTS

E main (started), 10 Laps, 2:45.1: 1. 23, Jimmy Light, West Springfield, PA (2); 2. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (4); 3. 45c, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (1); 4. 4s, Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH (3) / 5. 1s, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (10); 6. 19L, Jason Tostenson, Glencoe, MN (6); 7. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (5); 8. 44w, Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens, WA (16); 9. 1P, Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO (12); 10. 4c, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (11); 11. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (9); 12. 4K, Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN (14); 13. 1a, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (15); 14. 60, Kory Crabtree, West Jefferson, OH (7); 15. 12P, TJ Peterson, Des Moines, IA (13); 16. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (8); DNS – 4x, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN

D main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. O5, Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO (2); 2. 3G, James McFadden, Ormeau, NSW, Aust. (1); 3. 83x, Jason Meyers, Clovis, CA (4); 4. 7s, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (3) / 5. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (10); 6. 5v, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (6); 7. 45x, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (7); 8. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (9); 9. 55x, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (12); 10. 81, Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA (14); 11. 74x, Josh Hodges, Tijeras, NM (5); 12. 69, Mike Moore, Des Moines, IA (20); 13. 7K, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (16); 14. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (18); 15. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (13); 16. Jimmy Light (21); 17. Chris Martin (22); 18. 1K, Chris Shirek, Thompson, ND (19); 19. Dustin Clark (23); 20. 2L, Ed Lynch Jr., Apollo, PA (8); 21. 7G, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (15); 22. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (11); 23. 1x, Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH (17); 24. Danny Smith (24)

C main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. 14K, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH (8); 2. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (6); 3. 33, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (11); 4. 0, Bud Kaeding, Campbell, CA (10); 5. 17w, Cole Wood, Auburn, CA (1) / 6. 24H, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (18); 7. 9w, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (13); 8. 91, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (20); 9. 63, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (17); 10. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (12); 11. 10H, Danny Holtgraver, Pittsburgh, PA (19); 12. James McFadden (22); 13. Jason Sides (24); 14. 13v, Seth Brahmer, Norfolk, NE (15); 15. 53, Andy Gregg, Placerville, CA (7); 16. 11N, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (2); 17. 1st, Gary Taylor, Snohomish, WA (3); 18. 40H, Caleb Helms, Findlay, OH (4); 19. 24R, Rico Abreu, Rutherford, CA (5); 20. 19M, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (9); 21. 11, Steve Kinser, Bloomington, IN (14); 22. 18, Tony Bruce Jr., Owasso, OK (16); 23. Brad Loyet (21); 24. Jason Meyers (23)

B main (started), 22 Laps, NT: 1. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (1); 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (4); 3. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (9); 4. 81x, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH (3) / 5. 27, Greg Hodnett, Thomasville, PA (10); 6. 1z, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA (15); 7. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (8); 8. 55J, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (13); 9. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (5); 10. 47, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (2); 11. Danny Lasoski (21); 12. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (20); 13. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (18); 14. Cole Wood (23); 15. Dale Blaney (19); 16. 29w, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (12); 17. 10, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (7); 18. 17B, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI (14); 19. Greg Wilson (22); 20. Bud Kaeding (24); 21. 4A, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (11); 22. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17); 23. 77x, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (16); 24. 1B, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (6)

A main (started), 50 Laps, NT: 1. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (1); 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (4); 3. 29, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (3); 4. 7, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (7); 5. 1D, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (8); 6. 51, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (5); 7. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (6); 8. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (11); 9. 71m, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (13); 10. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (9); 11. 51s, Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, OK (19); 12. 4, Cody Darrah, Red Lion, PA (18); 13. Brad Sweet (23); 14. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (17); 15. 83, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (10); 16. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (12); 17. 82, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN (14); 18. Clint Garner (22); 19. 59, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (25); 20. Brooke Tatnell (21); 21. Lee Jacobs (24); 22. 2, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (2); 23. 6R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (16); 24. 45, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (20); 25. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (15). Lap Leaders: Schatz 1-43, Brown 44, Schatz 45-50. Hard-charger: Sweet.

 

 

Daryn Pittman Pockets $10,000 in Speed Sport World Challenge!

by Bryan Hulbert/Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA, August 9, 2014 – For the third time, Daryn Pittman found Victory Lane in the Speed Sport World Challenge with a late race pass on Tim Kaeding.

Coming from sixth, Pittman wasted little time getting to the runner-up spot. Chasing Tim Kaeding into traffic, Pittman closed the gap but would nearly see his afternoon end on Lap 7 with a slip exiting Turn 2 that nearly sent the Great Clips No. 9 into the wall. A quick recovery and Pittman was back in the mix as rubber came into play on the Knoxville surface.

"I'm just glad I didn't stuff it into the back straight-a-way fence. The track was tricky, and the sun came out just enough there with that long break that the track just cleaned off a laid rubber," said Pittman. "Hats off to the track crew. They had their work cut out for them all week with the weather, and to have a day show and not lay rubber until the last race; the whole program was a great race."

Tim Kaeding's runner-up finish was enough to guarantee the California driver a starting spot in Saturday's championship A-Feature.

Informed of his twenty-fifth starting spot, Kaeding reply was simply, "Nothing wrong with that....We snuck into the Kings Royal, we just snuck our way into the Nationals, and couldn't be happier."

Brad Sweet completed the podium in the Speed Sport World Challenge.

"Our car was pretty good there. We didn't get locked in but we gave "TK" a run for his money at the end," Said Sweet. "We sure tried hard and the guys have made a lot of improvements so we'll start mid-pack in the "B" this afternoon."

Ian Madsen had his hands full holding onto fourth as Donny Schatz stalked the No. 55 in the closing laps. The defending FVP Knoxville Nationals Champion made up the top-five.

Terry McCarl was sixth, Brooke Tatnell seventh, David Gravel eighth, Paul McMahan ninth, and Dale Blaney tenth.

The finale of the 54th running of the FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store will be Saturday, August 9 with action kicking off at 7:15 P.M. (CT). For complete news, updates, and information log onto http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com .

Speed Sport World Challenge Results

Speed Sport World Challenge (started), 25 laps: 1. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (6) 2. 59, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (4) 3. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (3) 4. 55J, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (2) 5. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (12) 6. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (10) 7. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (5) 8. 83, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (8) 9. 51, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (9) 10. 14K, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH (11) 11. 3G, Ormeau, QLD, Aust. (16) 12. 11N, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (1) 13. 55x, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (13) 14. 0, Bud Kaeding, Campbell, CA (14) 15. 83x, Jason Meyers, Clovis, CA (18) 16. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (22) 17. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (20) 18. 4s, Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH (17) 19. 4c, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (21) 20. 7s, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (15) 21. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (7) 22. 4K, Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN (19) DNS – 1D, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 29, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 2, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 71, Kevin Swindell, Germantown, TN. Lap Leaders: I. Madsen 1-2, T. Kaeding 3-16, Pittman 17-25. Hard-charger: Schatz.

 

 

Engine Woes Cant Stop Danny Lasoski at Knoxville!

by Bryan Hulbert/Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA, August 9, 2014 ‚€“ The Friday Non-Qualifier program finally found its way to the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday afternoon with 48 drivers checking in and Danny Lasoski earning his 101st victory at the famed half-mile.

Suffering engine problems after taking the checkered flag in his Heat Race, the crew for the No. 33 was able to complete repairs to get Lasoski out for the A-Feature, where "The Dude" gridded the field seventh.

"It's a credit to my whole team. Mark Burch leads my team with Cody and Asa and I'm thankful for Paul Kistler for coming over and getting that thing fixed up. That just goes to show, this team never quits," commented Lasoski about overcoming a potential early ending to the 54th FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store.

Moving to third on Lap 6, Lasoski watched as Jack Dover and Steve Kinser traded the top spot. Moving to slower traffic by the sixth round, the top three tightened with the chance for the lead coming on Lap 11. Moving off Turn 2, Lasoski found Dover and Kinser held up by back markers. Taking his familiar low line, Lasoski picked off the pair for the race lead exiting the fourth turn; opening his advantage to a staggering 8.568 seconds at the checkered flag.

Jack Dover had slipped to third, but was able to take second coming to the checkered flag as Jac Haudenschild saw his engine expire in a cloud of smoke.

Commenting on the pass by Lasoski, Dover revealed that he too had problems under the bonnet of the No. 53, "Danny's always good on the bottom. Before the race, I saw him trying to pack the bottom so I figured he'd be there. My car was pretty good anywhere I wanted to go, then there at the end it started overheating, and we lost a little power."

Despite the chokingly thick cloud of smoke from the No. 9w, Haudenschild was able to coast across the line for third, "We lost the motor right there at the end, so that's bad news, but we were a little better there in that feature so hopefully we'll get better in the next one."

After contact with the wall in the mid-point of the race, Steve Kinser was able to hold on for fourth with Seth Brahmer taking fifth.

Tony Bruce, Jr. crossed sixth with Chad Kemenah seventh from eleventh. Brandon Wimmer crossed eighth with Danny Holtgraver ninth. Dusty Zomer moved up two to complete the top-ten and become the last car to lock himself into tonight‚€™s C main. The remainder of the competitor will line up according to their finishes in tonight‚€™s E and D mains.

410 Results

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:05.8: 1. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (1); 2. 13v, Seth Brahmer, Norfolk, NE (3); 3. 63, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (2); 4. 2L, Ed Lynch Jr., Apollo, PA (7) / 5. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (5); 6. 83x, Jason Meyers, Clovis, CA (4); 7. 4s, Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH (6); 8. 23, Jimmy Light, West Springfield, PA (9) / 9. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (8); 10. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (10)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:05.4: 1. 9w, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (1); 2. 33, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (2); 3. 91, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (3); 4. 7s, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (4) / 5. 7G, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (6); 6. 1x, Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH (8); 7. 1s, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (5); 8. 45c, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (9) / 9. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (7); 10. 4c, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (10)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. 18, Tony Bruce Jr., Owasso, OK (1); 2. 5v, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (3); 3. 3G, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust. (2); 4. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (4) / 5. 45x, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (6); 6. 1a, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (5); 7. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (8); 8. 69, Mike Moore, Des Moines, IA (7) / DNS - 4K, Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. 11, Steve Kinser, Bloomington, IN (1); 2. 10H, Danny Holtgraver, Pittsburgh, PA (2); 3. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (4); 4. 55x, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (3) / 5. O5, Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO (5); 6. 7K, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (6); 7. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (7); 8. 1P, Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO (9) / 9. 19L, Jason Tostenson, Glencoe, MN (8)

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.0: 1. 24H, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (1); 2. 74x, Josh Hodges, Tijeras, NM (2); 3. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (6); 4. 81, Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA (3) / 5. 1K, Chris Shirek, Thompson, ND (5); 6. 44w, Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens, WA (7); 7. 12P, TJ Peterson, Des Moines, IA (8); 8. 60, Kory Crabtree, West Jefferson, OH (9) / 9. 4x, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (4)

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Paige Polyak (1); 2. Johnny Herrera (3); 3. Jason Meyers (6); 4. Brad Loyet (4) / 5. Kaley Gharst (2); 6. Dustin Selvage (9); 7. Cap Henry (7); 8. Josh Schneiderman (13); 9. Chris Shirek (5); 10. Mike Moore (18); 11. Dustin Clark (17); 12. Jimmy Light (16); 13. Danny Smith (11); 14. Chris Martin (22); 15. Rob Kubli (14); 16. Jason Tostenson (24); 17. Kory Crabtree (20); 18. Kevin Ingle (26); 19. Bob Weuve (21); 20. Logan Schuchart (12); 21. Tyler Courtney (25); 22. Curtis Evans (19); 23. TJ Peterson (15); 24. Kody Kinser (23); 25. Jacob Allen (8); 26. Austen Wheatley (10); DNS - Dakota Hendrickson, Skylar Prochaska

A main (started), 20 Laps, 5:37.9: 1. Danny Lasoski (7); 2. Jack Dover (1); 3. Jac Haudenschild (2); 4. Steve Kinser (4); 5. Seth Brahmer (6); 6. Tony Bruce Jr. (3); 7. Chad Kemenah (11); 8. Brandon Wimmer (5); 9. Danny Holtgraver (9); 10. Dusty Zomer (12); 11. James McFadden (13); 12. Brad Loyet (24); 13. Jason Sides (17); 14. Jason Meyers (23); 15. Josh Hodges (10); 16. Colby Copeland (8); 17. Johnny Herrera (22); 18. Ed Lynch Jr. (16); 19. Lynton Jeffrey (18); 20. Brady Bacon (14); 21. Paige Polyak (21); 22. Trey Starks (19); 23. Glen Saville (15); 24. Austin Johnson (20). Lap Leaders: Dover 1-4, S. Kinser 5, Dover 6-10, Lasoski 11-20. Hard-charger: Loyet.

 

 

Shane Stewart Edges Kraig Kinser for Knoxville Prelim Victory!

by Bryan Hulbert/Bill Wright


KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA, August 8, 2014 – The long wait by fans for the races originally scheduled for Wednesday night was well worth it as Shane Stewart worked past Kraig Kinser on the final lap to claim the Racingjunk.com Qualifying Night victory on Friday night of the 54th running of the FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores.

"Man, my car was just so good from the get-go," said Stewart of his Larson/Marks No. 2. "These races are pretty short, so you can't really bide your time like you do on Saturday; especially with Dollansky, and of course the No. 15. Everyone knows how darn good he is here."

Pocketing $12,000, the win counts as Stewart's sixth Knoxville Raceway triumph.

Taking the lead from the Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 11k on the white flag lap by 0.005 seconds, Shane opened his advantage to 0.750 seconds at the checkered flag.

"I honestly didn't think he was going to leave the bottom open for me like that. He ran a great race, and sometimes when you're leading, it's just hard to know where to go," said Stewart. "My car, once I got to the bottom, stuck really well so I just can't thank my guys enough."

Working into the top five on the opening lap, Stewart gave chase as Mark Dobmeier and Kraig Kinser battled for the lead with the No. 13 leading the first two rounds before giving up the point to Kinser with a low-line pass exiting turn-four as the caution waved.

Underway, leaders hit slower traffic by the tenth round with Kinser holding just under a second advantage as the race from second through fourth came into focus with Stewart having to hold off Donny Schatz for third before the caution waved on Lap 12 for Jac Haudenschild.

Trying for second, Stewart was quickly joined by Schatz to make it a three way race for the runner up spot. Distancing away from the STP No. 15, the race for second was close as Stewart and Dobmeier banged wheels with the No. 2 taking the runner-up spot.

Slowing on Lap 22 for Joshua Hodges, Shane Stewart was completely focused on Kinser at the green.

Coming to the tip of the green, Stewart swung high into turns one and two. Even for a moment, Kinser powered back to the lead, moving up the track entering three as Stewart seized the chance and stuck the berm to grab the win.

"We have some great poin