Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Weller Parks It Again in Victory Lane

Weller Parks It Again in Victory Lane

Josh Weller is as hot at the August heat right now with the United Racing Club. Fresh off of an 18 to 5 place and hard charger at Williams Grove to winning at Susquehanna Speedway from the 4th position on Saturday night, Weller rolled into Bridgeport Speedway for a Tuesday night special paying $2,000 to win thanks to Valley Forge Inc and GEI Enterprises kicking in an extra $500 for the win.

With a field of 17 cars in the pits for the Tuesday night show, 2 heat races were needed to complete the line up for the 25 lap A-Main. Heat race #1 was won by the Quality Auto Body #89 of Robbie Stillwaggon who was still suffering some physical effects from his crash on Friday night at the Williams Grove Speedway and heat race #2 was won by the 2014 URC Champion and current points leader the Franek Auto Sales #28f of Davie "No Panic" Franek.

After Heat race #1 winner Robbie Stillwaggon drew the "6" invert pill, the front row was set with Weller and the Fall Proof Fall Protection, Bitner Automotive, K&N Filters #15 of Mr. Twister Mark Bitner.

Right from the drop of the green, Bitner out drug Weller going into turn won and was shown the leader of lap #1. Bitner carried the lead until lap 4 saw the first and only caution of the race, unfortunately it was the leader Mark Bitner who rolled to a stop in turns 1 and 2. Bitner later reported motor problems put an early end to his great run. With Weller now in command, the driver of the Victory Auto Glass #63 picked the outside of row 1 heading to the restart. Weller quickly took command of the lead and went and hid for the remaining laps.

Weller parked the #63 in victory lane and completed his traditional wing dance. Following Weller to the line was current points leader Davie Franek, the GEI Enterprises, Valley Forge Inc #5g Curt Michael, the R&S Concrete Paving and Site Contractors #47 of Adam Carberry. Carberry who expired a motor on Saturday night at Susquehanna quickly contacted former 360 driver Eddie Wagner for the purchase of his SEC Racing Engines motor. Carberry had just enough time to pull the old mount from his #47 and place the new motor in before heading to the track on Tuesday afternoon. Rounding out the top 5 was the B&G Auto Glass #22 of Troy Betts.

The Untied Racing Club will now complete a 4 races in 8 days swing when they head north to Middletown NY and the Famed Orange County Fair Speedway on Saturday night. Franek continues to lead the 2016 United Racing Club Points followed by Stillwaggon and 9 Time URC Champion Curt Michael.

Results: 1) #63 Josh Weller 2) #28F Davie Franek 3) #5G Curt Michael 4) #47 Adam Carberry 5) #22 Troy Betts 6) #67w Justin Whittall 7) #39 Nate Snyder 8) #89 Robbie Stillwaggon 9) #56 Chris Coyle 10) #73b Brett Michalski 11) #18 Tim Tanner 12) #5 Stef Palmai 13) #77w Will Eggimann 14) #67 Jason Cherry 15) #15 Mark Bitner 16) #17j Jonathan Swanson

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Schatz wins at Junction Motor Speedway

by Tony Veneziano

MCCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. — August 16, 2016 — Entering the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series event at Junction Motor Speedway on Tuesday night, Donny Schatz had never finished off the podium in five career starts at the 3/8-mile. The seven-time and defending series champion extended that streak, while adding to his win total at the track, as he dominated the 30-lap main event.

Schatz started second and took the lead on the top side of the track from pole sitter Joey Saldana. Schatz would go on to lead all 30 laps aboard the Bad Boy Off-Road J&J for Tony Stewart Racing.

“You definitely had to be up front tonight, because the track was so fast,” said Schatz. “When it started moving it went right to the top. When we got to lapped traffic we had trouble getting by guys, but they were fast cars we were trying to get by. The start is always important and you never really try to push the issue.”

The race was slowed by a pair of cautions, both on the second lap. On the first restart, which was a double file restart, Schatz chose the high side of the track and shot out to a lead. Following the second caution, officials elected to go with single file restarts the remainder of the night. On that restart, Schatz again used a strong run to quickly open a gap on David Gravel, who had moved into second, after Joey Saldana suffered a broken rear end while running second.

Late in the race, Schatz caught lapped traffic, and with how fast the track was it took several laps to get around a couple of cars. That allowed Gravel to close as the leader was not able to get around those machines. With six laps remaining, Schatz was able to get around the two cars he had been trying to lap and pulled away.

“My crew did a great job,” he said. “Tony Stewart Racing has such a good group of guys and they keep doing such a great job with the race car. When the race car is like that, they are fun to drive. It helps when you get yourself in a good position on the front row.”

For Schatz, the win was his 17th of the season and his third triumph at Junction Motor Speedway. He is the only driver that has won more than once at Junction Motor Speedway. The win also helped him extend his lead in the championship standings as he chases his eighth title.

“There is a lot expected out of us, and I expect a lot out of myself as well as my race team at any race track we go to,” noted Schatz. “After 20 years, you’d think you’d be able to figure some stuff out. I think it’s more of that than anything. It’s not a confidence thing. These guys know what they are doing. Some days I may look like I know what I am doing, and some days I actually know what I’m doing. Today we seemed to get everything lined up just right.”

Gravel was able to get side-by-side with Schatz coming off turn-four on lap-23, but was not able to make a pass. Late in the race, Gravel had to fend off several charges by Brad Sweet as the pair battled for the second spot. The runner-up finish for Gravel was his 34th top-five finish of the season.

“I had a shot for one lap and then Donny (Schatz) got by Paul (McMahan) and set sail,” said Gravel. “I think we got a little free at the end and I got the wing back probably too far to roll that fast of a race track. We’re happy with second. We started second in the dash and gained a row there and gained another row in the feature, so I can’t complain with that. I would have liked to have won, but it just wasn’t in the cards tonight, so we’ll move on to Sunday.”

Sweet started third and fell back to fifth early, before making a late-race charge. While the lead duo was negotiating the couple of lapped cars during the last 10 laps, Sweet was able to close in on Gravel, but couldn’t quite get enough of a run to make a pass.

“It was awfully hard to get by the traffic, because there was so much grip there, three-quarters of the way up the track with that cushion,” explained Sweet. “The lapped cars were just fast enough that you couldn’t clear them. I would get a run on David (Gravel), but he covered it up pretty good and he was getting good enough runs off the exit that we weren’t able to get the right run to make the pass.”

The third-place finish for Sweet was his 33rd top-five of the season as he kept pace with Gravel in the point standings. The pair is separated by just three markers.

“You’ll have nights like these and you have to be happy with a podium finish,” Sweet said. “The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet car has been fast and we didn’t get the right draw, but Donny (Schatz) did a great job in traffic clearing those couple guys. It got close for a second. That’s what he does really well and we have to do a little better. We’ll keep working on it and hopefully we can get some wins.”

Daryn Pittman finished fourth, after a side-by-side battle with Shane Stewart, who crossed the line fifth. Logan Schuchart finished sixth, with Jason Sides seventh and Jason Johnson eighth. Ian Madsen, who opened the night by setting a new track record in time trials finished ninth. Paul McMahan rounded out the top-10.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action on Sunday, August 21 at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, along with Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprints.


Junction Motor Speedway Notebook:

RACE REPORT: With Joey Saldana on the pole, Donny Schatz took the lead during the first lap of the Junction Motor Speedway Feature and carried it all the way through the 30 laps for his seventeeth win of the season. While David Gravel and Brad Sweet pushed on him, threatening to make it a three-way race to the finish, they trailed behind for their respective podium spots.

A-Main -  (30 Laps)  1. 15-Donny Schatz [2] [$6,000]; 2. 5-David Gravel [4] [$3,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3] [$2,000]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [6] [$1,800]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [7] [$1,500]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5] [$1,400]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [8] [$1,350]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [16] [$1,300]; 9. 18-Ian Madsen [9] [$1,250]; 10. 7-Paul McMahan [11] [$1,200]; 11. 1M-Danny Lasoski [12] [$900]; 12. W20-Greg Wilson [13] [$800]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [17] [$700]; 14. 53-Jack Dover [15] [$650]; 15. 83-Joey Saldana [1] [$600]; 16. 1X-Don Droud Jr [10] [$550]; 17. 13-Clyde Knipp [14] [$500]. Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 41-Jason Johnson [+8]

Qualifying - 1. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.518; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.561; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.563; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.619; 5. 5-David Gravel, 13.668; 6. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.693; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.706; 8. 83-Joey Saldana, 13.712; 9. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.725; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.756; 11. 1M-Danny Lasoski, 13.781; 12. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.830; 13. 1X-Don Droud Jr, 13.924; 14. 7-Paul McMahan, 14.048; 15. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.061; 16. 13-Clyde Knipp, 14.519; 17. 53-Jack Dover, 15.019.

Heat 1 -  (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4] ; 3. 5-David Gravel [3] ; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [5] ; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [1] ; 6. 1X-Don Droud Jr [7] ; 7. 1M-Danny Lasoski [6] ; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [8] ; 9. 53-Jack Dover [9]

Heat 2 -  (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)  1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2] ; 2. 83-Joey Saldana [4] ; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [1] ; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [3] ; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [6] ; 6. 7-Paul McMahan [7] ; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [5] ; 8. 13-Clyde Knipp [8]

Heat 3 -  (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)  1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2] ; 2. 5-David Gravel [1] ; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [6] ; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [5] ; 6. 1X-Don Droud Jr [7] ; 7. 7-Paul McMahan [8] ; 8. 1M-Danny Lasoski [9]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [11] ; 10. 13-Clyde Knipp [12] ; 11. 53-Jack Dover [13] ; 12. 41-Jason Johnson [4] ; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [10]

Dash -  (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature)  1. 83-Joey Saldana [1] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2] ; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4] ; 4. 5-David Gravel [6] ; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3] ; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]

Monday, August 15, 2016

2016 SPEEDWAY MOTORS/CHAMPION RACING OIL CENTRAL PA SPRINT CARS Presented by HOSEHEADS


with associate sponsors; ButlerBuilt Seats, Conroy “Pneu” Control, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Maxim Chassis, RAACE,
  Eagle Motorsports Inc., Winters Performance Products, Capitol Renegade, Fast Tees and CnB Chubby.

Sunday August 14th
  Arctic Cat All Stars Journey In To Central PA
   The Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars had three shows scheduled for the weekend with one falling to rain. Friday night August 12th Brian Montieth ran his 2016 point series win total up to four by taking the victory at Williams Grove Speedway. Saturday August 13th Lincoln Speedway waited through a rain delay to have JJ Grasso get his first series win of the 2016 season. The show scheduled for Selinsgrove Speedway Saturday night was rained out.
The Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars have four nights of racing action scheduled for the coming weekend. Three of the four nights are with the Arctic Cat All Stars. Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville PA starts the tour off with the All Stars in a Thunder On The Hill show Thursday August 18th. The Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars and Arctic Cat All Stars move to Williams Grove Speedway Friday August 19th. Both series then head to Lincoln Speedway on Saturday August 20th. Also on Saturday August 20th there is a Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars race at Port Royal Speedway. Susquehanna Speedway finishes off the weekend with a race on Sunday August 21st.

Greg Hodnett leads the points with Danny Dietrich in 2nd and Lucas Wolfe in 3rd.

Five of the top 10 in driver points attended the Knoxville Nationals in Iowa last weekend with Greg Hodnett and Lucas Wolfe both making it in to the main event Saturday night. Hodnett finished 8th with Wolfe coming in 19th. Brent Marks, Stevie Smith and Danny Dietrich all competed in the B-Main.
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   Central PA Sprint Cars Presented by Hoseheads at
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2016 SPEEDWAY MOTORS / CHAMPION RACING OIL
   CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA SPRINT CAR SERIES
   PRESENTED BY HOSEHEADS.COM

listing; position, car number driver, point total, series wins

AFTER; 8/13/16

1. 27 Greg Hodnett  1576 15
2. 48 Danny Dietrich 1081 5
3. 1 Lucas Wolfe  811 3
4. 21 Brian Montieth 753 4
5. 19M Brent Marks  705 2
6. 87 Alan Krimes  646 1
7. 69k Lance Dewease 619 9
8. 07 Doug Esh  562 2
9. 51s Stevie Smith  469 1
10. 51 Freddie Rahmer 458 2
11. 25 Aaron Ott  430 1
12. 94 Ryan Smith  413
13. 3z Brock Zearfoss 380 1
14. 11c Cory Haas  352
15 52 Austin Hogue  326 1
16. 17B Steve Buckwalter 266 2
17. 12 Blane Heimbach 230 1
18. 15 Adam Wilt  216
19. M1 Mark Smith  212
20. 55k Robbie Kendall 211
21. 20 Ryan Taylor  208
22. 16 Gerard McIntyre Jr 201
23. 8 Billy Dietrich  197 1
24. 59 Jim Siegel  190
25. 55 Mike Wagner  189


Coming Up

8/18 Grandview Speedway All Stars
8/19 Williams Grove Speedway All Stars
8/20 Port Royal Speedway
8/20 Lincoln Speedway All Stars
8/21 Susquehanna Speedway

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 End of Season Product Sponsors: Shaver Wesmar Gear Drives, Panchos Racing Products, KSE Racing Products, Kreitz
 Oval Track Parts, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Rod End Supply, Zemco Speed Equipment, Triple X Race Co, ATL Fuel Cells,
 My Race Pass, Capitol Renegade, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Caskey Group, Infinity Designs.

Points tabulated by Bryan Householder

JOSH WELLER CAPTURES URC/358 SPRINT CHALLENGE WIN First Time Wins for Dan Zechman in Late Models and Robbie Carroll in Roadwarriors



Josh Weller out-dueled point leader Davie Franek during Saturday night’s 25-lap URC/358 Sprint Challenge at Susquehanna Speedway and went onto score his second URC win of the season.

Franek, the winner in URC action Friday night, started on the pole and led lap one before Mark Smith went out front and led the next two circuits.

Franek regained the lead from Smith on the fourth tour and was leading Smith on the ninth lap when Smith slowed on the speedway to bring out a caution.

Following a caution on an attempted double file restart, a single file restart saw Weller, of Mertztown, PA jump to the outside of Franek and won the race off the second corner to take the lead  with 11 laps down and he would never look back in scoring the win aboard his No. 63 Sprint.

Franek rode home in the runner-up spot ahead of Robbie Stillwaggon with Doug Hammaker coming from his 13th starting spot to finish fourth, the highest finishing 358 sprint car in the field. Derek Locke finished fifth as Eric Tomecek, Curt Michael, Justin Whittall, Steven Drevicki and Dave Betts completing the top ten finishers.

Jordan Givler, Stillwwaggon and Weller won heats for the 27 Sprint cars.
Hanover, PA racer Dan Zechman led flag to flag tto pick up his first win of the year in the 25-lap 358 late model feature.

Zechman started on the pole and would dominate the feature, becoming the fifth different winner this season as he took the checkered flag over Shaun Jones, ninth-starting and point leader Randy Christine, Jr., Steve Billet and 16th starter Chase Billet.

Completing the top ten finishers were Dave Latsha, Mark Billet, Randy Stoudt, Jake Jones and Matt Murphy.

Heats for the 19 late models were won by Shaun Jones and Cameron Benyou.

Robbie Carroll started second in the 15-lap Road Warrior feature and also became that divisions fifth different winner.

Carroll led lap one before Justin Cardasso led the next two laps but Carroll went back out front on lap four and drove to the win over Cardasso, Daryl Sipe, Travis Brown and Lee Redman.

Cardasso and Carroll were heat winners for the 13-car field.

It will be another big two day racing program at Susquehanna Speedway as the Heavy Equipment Loaders & Parts Inc. /Nouse Signs 358 Sprint Summer Series will highlight the Saturday, August 20 racing program. The Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman, Xtreme Stocks and Classic Car Series will share the program with the 358 Sprint cars. Pits open at 4PM, Grandstands at 5PM and Racing at 7PM

Then on Sunday, August 21, the BAPS Coatings & Supplies 410 Sprint Car Series will be back in action as the 410 Sprint cars go in the Justin Snyder Salute to the Troops event. The Sprint cars will be going after the $5,000 top prize. The PASS/IMCA 305 Sprints will also be on the program. Pits open at 4PM, Grandstands at 5PM and Racing at 7PM.

Fans are reminded to check out www.susquehannaspeedway.net for the latest news and results and follow Susquehanna Speedway on Twitter and Facebook.

SUSQUEHANNA SPEEDWAY RACE RESULTS 8/13/16
URC 36/358 SPRINT CHALLENGE (25 LAPS).
1. Josh Weller, 2. Davie Franek, 3. Robbie Stillwaggon, 4. Doug Hammaker, 5. Derek Locke, 6. Eric Tomecek, 7. Curt Michael, 8. Justin Whittall, 9. Steven Drevicki, 10. Dave Betts, 11. Chris Coyle, 12. Jake Eldreth, 13. Ryan Kissinger, 14. Brett Michelski, 15. George Suprick, 16. Chris Frank, 17. Mark Sasso, 18. Jordan Givler, 19. Jimmy Stitzel, 20. Dwight Leppo, 21. Jason Clauss, 22. Mark Smith, 23. Adam Carberry, 24. Ryan Higgins.
Did Not Qualify: Jason Cherry, Jonathon Swanson, JR Berry.

358 LATE MODELS (25 LAPS)
1. Dan Zechman, 2. Shaun Jones, 3. Randy Christine, Jr., 4. Steve Billet, 5. Chase Billet, 6. Dave Latsha, 7. Mark Billet, 8. Randy Stoudt, 9. Jake Jones, 10. Matt Murphy, 11. Jake Moser, 12. Travis Mease, 13. Dave Hertz, 14. Kyle Moser, 15. Carl Leach, 16. Zach Kauffman, 17. Cameron Benyou
Did Not Start: Andrew Stotler

ROAD WARRIORS (15 LAPS)
1. Robbie Carroll, 2. Justin Cardasso, 3. Daryl Sipe, 4. Travis Brown, 5. Lee Redman, 6. Tim O’Sheehan, 7. Brandon Hedstrom, 8. Mike Hedstrom, 9. Jeff Svendsen, 10. Thomas Thompson, 11. Ryan Underkoffler.
Did Not Start: Dennis Dorosz, Robert Wellman.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

J.J. GRASSO EDGES 12TH-STARTING MONTIETH IN FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS NIGHT AT LINCOLN SPEEDWAY Troy Wagaman, Jr. scores first career win in “358” sprints; Fred Cullum makes late-race pass to win All-American Outlaws




ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 8/13/2016 –J.J. Grasso started on the front row and held off 12th-starting Brian Montieth at the end to score his third career Lincoln win in Saturday night’s 33-lap National Fallen Firefighters feature event in memory of Brandon Little.

Grasso dominated most of the race from the pole, leading by as much as a straightaway with five laps to go. But Montieth fought his way through lapped traffic to close onto Grasso’s bumper on the final lap, crossing just 11-hundreths of a second behind the Middletown, DE winner. The two cars nearly touched at the finish line as they crossed with a lapped car.

“I thought Brian was going to get me sooner,” said Grasso after claiming the $5,000 top prize in his family-owned BK Trucking/Betts Garage #37, “I was running as hard as I could and was trying not to get over a lapped car or do anything stupid. That rain delay helped. I had a little problem and was able to fix the front end during that delay. I’m just glad Brian Montieth didn’t get by.”

The event actually began with a first-lap flip by Cory Haas just before the rains came, resulting in an hour and-a-half delay. Haas was able to make repairs during the delay and restart at the rear, coming back through to finish 13th.

“I’m having a little trouble catching my breath and I’m a little emotional,” said Grasso, “This one is for Bryan Clauson and Kramer Williamson. Those guys taught everyone so much, and they were such good racers. It feels so good to be here. I guess I’m a little out of shape after going 33 laps non-stop.”

Montieth made Grasso work hard over the final five laps as he closed the gap dramatically, setting up the final front stretch thriller to the checkered.

Third through fifth were points leader Alan Krimes, Tyler Ross, and Kyle Moody. Rounding out the top ten were Billy Dietrich, Jim Siegel, Austin Hogue, Adam Wilt, and Robbie Kendall.
Heats for the 24 410 Sprints were won by Tim Glatfelter, Dietrich, and Montieth.

Hanover’s Troy Wagaman, Jr. took the lead at the outset and led them all in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature. But the last seven laps were tough, as tenth-starting Jeff Halligan moved into the runner-up spot, closed on Wagaman, and took the lead from Wagaman with a slider in turn two late in the race, only to have Wagaman race back by Halligan down the backstretch.

Halligan settled for second, with 12th-starting Matt Campbell, point leader Chandler Leiby, and Jeff Rohrbaugh completing the top five.

Heats for the 28 358 sprints were won by Nick Palmerino, Adrian Shaffer, and Tyler Walton.

Fred Cullum took the lead from polesitter and race-long leader Randy Doty with two laps to go and scored the win in the 20-lap All-American Outlaw feature.

Doty, Bryan Green, Fred’s son Justin Cullum, and Gary Moreland, Sr. crossed second through fifth.

Heats for the 11 All American Outlaws were won by Fred Cullum and Green.

Lincoln Speedway swings back into action this Wednesday night, August 17th, with a special mid-week show featuring the USAC DIRT MIDGET SERIES (co-sanctioned by ARDC) plus an EMMR Exhibition. Gates will open at 5:30 PM, and time trials getting underway at 7:30 PM.

Then next Saturday night, August 20th, it will be Pepsi Night along with York County Racing Club (YCRC) Night as the ALL-STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS come to Lincoln Speedway to take on the Pennsylvania Posse. Central PA Legends will round out the night’s racing action. Gates will open at 5:30 PM, followed by time trials at 7:30 PM.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night race track - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.
RACE RESULTS
Saturday, August 13, 2016
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
Abbottstown, PA
NATIONAL FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS NIGHT IN MEMORY OF BRANDON LITTLE
LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS:
410 Sprint Feature Finish (33 Laps) – 1. 37-JJ Grasso ($5,000); 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 5-Tyler Ross; 5. 99M-Kyle Moody; 6. 8-Billy Dietrich; 7. 59-Jim Siegel; 8. 52-Austin Hogue; 9. 15-Adam Wilt; 10. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 11. 2Z-Brock Zearfoss; 12. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 13. 11C-Cory Haas; 14. 35-Steve Owings; 15. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 16. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 17. 2D-Chase Dietz; 18. 45-Kevin Nagy; 19. 10K-Joe Kata, III; 20. 3B-Randy Baughman; 21. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 22. 75-Nicole Bower (DNF); DNS – 74-Dwayne Gutshall. Time – 8:59.699

Lap Leaders – JJ Grasso (1-33)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 2. 59-Jim Siegel; 3. 5-Tyler Ross; 4. 52-Austin Hogue; 5. 35-Steve Owings; 6. 10K-Joe Kata, III; 7. 74-Dwayne Gutshall (DNF); 8. 91-David Quackenbush. No Time

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 8D-Billy Dietrich; 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 5. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss; 7. 75-Nicole Bower; 8. 1*-Tim Wagaman. Time – 2:26.930

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 37-JJ Grasso; 3. 11C-Cory Haas; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody; 5. 2D-Chase Dietz; 6. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 3B-Randy Baughman; 8. 45-Kevin Nagy. Time – 2:30.540

KEISER ALUMINUM WHEELS 358 SPRINTS:
358 Sprint Feature Finish (20 Laps) - 1. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 2. 41-Jeff Halligan; 3. 16-Matt Campbell; 4. 119-Chandler Leiby; 5. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 6. 12-Brent Shearer; 7. 35-Tyler Esh; 8. 30-Jared Esh; 9. 5A-Brian Allman; 10. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 11. 23-Chris Arnold; 12. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 13. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 14. 4R-Tyler Walton; 15. 7-Trey Hivner; 16. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 17. 38-Mark Strickler; 18. 28-Matt Findley; 19. 15S-Shai Morris; 20. 21X-Kyle Abrahims; 21. 22-Nathan Prezenicia (DNF); 22. 51N-Nick Palmerino (DNF); 23. 91-Brie Hershey (DNF); DNS – 8-Kenny Kuhn. No Time

Lap Leaders – Troy Wagaman, Jr. (1-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 51N-Nick Palmerino; 2. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3. 12-Brent Shearer; 4. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 5. 30-Jared Esh; 6. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 7. 15S-Shai Morris; 8. 8-Kenny Kuhn (DNF); 9. 28-Matt Findley (DNF); DNS – 11D-Kody Hartlaub. No Time

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 2. 16-Matt Campbell; 3. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 4. 41-Jeff Halligan; 5. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 6. 38-Mark Strickler; 7. 23-Chris Arnold; 8. 66A-Cody Fletcher (DNF); 9. 35-Tyler Esh (DNF). No Time

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 4R-Tyler Walton; 2. 119-Chandler Leiby; 3. 91-Brie Hershey; 4. 5A-Brian Allman; 5. 7-Trey Hivner; 6. 21X-Kyle Abrahims; 7. 22-Nathan Provencia (DNF); 8. 13S-Jon Stewart (DNF); 9. 5-Phil Walter. Time – 2:33.28

ALL AMERICAN OUTLAWS:
All American Outlaw Feature Finish (20 Laps) – 1. 59-Fred Cullum; 2. 6-Randy Doty; 3. 99G-Bryan Green; 4. 95-Justin Cullum; 5. 13-Gary Moreland; 6. 23-Danny Holmes; 7. 100-Tim Fake; 8. 8-Jeff McCaulley; 9. 01-Daryl Winkler; 10. 6S-Shaun Miller; 11. 53-Tony Jorda. No Time

Lap Leaders – Randy Doty (1-18), Fred Cullum (19-20)

All American Outlaw Heat One Finish (6 laps) - 1. 59-Fred Cullum; 2. 6-Randy Doty; 3. 95-Justin Cullum; 4. 100-Tim Fake; 5. 8-Jeff McCaulley; 6. 53-Tony Jorda. Time – 2:01.25


All American Outlaw Heat Two Finish (6 laps) - 1. 99G-Bryan Green; 2. 13M-Gary Moreland, Sr.; 3. 23-Danny Holmes; 4. 01-Daryl Winkler; 5. 6S-Shawn Miller. Time – 2:02.18

Jason Johnson Brings Knoxville to Its Feet with Nationals Win!

Jason Johnson Brings Knoxville to Its Feet with Nationals Win!
by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 13, 2016) – In a race that will go down as one of the best ever run at the Knoxville Raceway, the 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores found a new champion as “The Ragin’ Cajun” Jason Johnson brought a near capacity crowd to their feet with a hair raising battle with Donny Schatz to claim Sprint Car racing’s biggest prize.

“Parked it. B.C.!” screamed the Louisiana native as he immediately dedicated his win to Bryan Clauson.

Asked about his nearly race long battle with the nine-time Knoxville Nationals Champion; Johnson stated, “I wasn’t giving up. I mean, this is the biggest race of the year, and the biggest race of my career. It was a golden opportunity, and I needed to make the most of it and I know he wasn’t happy with me for crowding him but $!&% I wanted to win.”

Bringing up a comment by Jason under the break of needing the second half to go with as few cautions as possible, Johnson explained, “It really made a difference. My guys gave me a great racecar. I was worried about blistering my tires, but I’ve got to thank my fellow competitor, Shane Stewart. I’ve spent a lot of time talking with him about how to race this track, and I was just trying to stay patient and run him [Donny Schatz] down and when I got by him, I stayed patient for a few laps but I just couldn’t stay patient anymore. It was time to go.”

While Jason occupied the outside of the front row, it was Daryn Pittman who took off with the race lead with Jason Johnson in tow. Working to third on the second round, Donny Schatz worked smoothly around the bottom of the Knoxville Raceway with Jason Johnson to his front.

Coming up on the tenth lap, the leaders began closing in on the back of the field. Giving Johnson the advantage to close the gap, the MVT No. 41 worked the cushion as Pittman rolled the bottom side. Completing the ninth circuit, Pittman came very close to a slower car at the bottom of turn four, just as Jason Johnson shot off the fourth turn. Closing more on the tenth round, Johnson made a break for the lead on Lap 11.

Off the fourth turn, the cushion was the line for Jason to grab the point, but it would be short lived as Pittman drove back around the Priority Aviation No. 41 to lead Lap 12. With the Bad Boy Buggies No. 15 taking over the runner-up spot in the mix, Schatz brought a full head of steam behind him to grab the top spot on the Lap 13.

Putting the Great Clips No. 9 to third, Johnson returned to the cushion with Schatz in the crosshairs.

The caution flew on lap 16 for Craig Dollansky, who suffered a failed engine. Johnson rolled the center of the first turn to no avail as Kerry Madsen made his presence known with a high side pass off the second turn to grab third from Pittman in the Keneric Racing No. 1AUS. Struggling to get up to speed, Pittman ended up three wide to hold onto the fourth spot. Finally fighting off the challenge, Pittman went to work to regain lost ground.

Still keeping pace with Schatz for the lead, Johnson began searching around the track, vacating the cushion as the mandatory caution flew on Lap 26.

With adjustments made, the field went back to green with Johnson on a mission…keeping pace with Schatz as Kerry Madsen worked to get around the pair. Going to the cushion, Johnson built his momentum, taking the race lead off the fourth turn of the 27th lap.

Side-by-side for several laps, Donny worked the bottom side as Johnson continued on the cushion. Pulling away slowly from the No. 15, Johnson found traffic on Lap 33. Nearly climbing the wall off the fourth turn on Lap 34, the bobble allowed Schatz to bring the No. 41 back into his grasp.

Under a second behind, Schatz had his hands full as Kerry Madsen powered to by the No. 15 on Lap 38.

Into the final ten rounds, the leaders found themselves in heavy traffic as the race for second heated up again with Schatz retaking the spot on Lap 41. Carrying a huge run into the second spot, the race of the lead was on. On trip No. 44 around Knoxville, the slide jobs came, as Schatz delivered an onslaught of haymaker moves with Johnson returning in kind.

With under five laps to go, the scream of the crowd roared louder than the cars as Johnson ran the right rear of his No. 41 on the ragged edge with traffic about to come into play. With three laps to go, off the fourth turn, Johnson nearly tagged the wall. The bobble was just what Donny needed as the No. 15 was ferocious around the bottom of the Knoxville Raceway.

To the white flag, the stage was set as Johnson entered the final two turns. Powering the bottom side, it was all or nothing as Donny gave it one last run, but it was not to be as Jason Johnson worked to the checkered flag a mere .168 seconds over the nine-time champion. The win is also Johnson’s third at the Knoxville Raceway in 410cid competition.

Donny’s runner-up finish is the 12th time in as many years that Schatz has been on the podium at the Knoxville Nationals. “We did everything we could,” he said. “Jason [Johnson] did a great job. I didn’t think you could run that hard a pace for 50 laps, but he did, and once he got out there, I tried everything to catch him and just couldn’t do it,” commented Schatz from the second podium step.

Running in the top-five just over half the race, Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart worked to the final podium step in the Larson/Marks Racing No. 2s, despite suffering an engine miscue in the latter part of the race. “I actually have to say thanks to Justin (Marks) and Kyle (Larson),” he said. “Justin had a tremendous day today, and we were hoping to carry that through tonight, but my car was really, really, good. We actually lost a cylinder about halfway through the end of the last segment, and just had to try to hang on, but congratulations to Jason, Bobbi, and his whole clan. It’s a huge race to win, and a hard one to win, and he did a great job.”

After leading the opening rounds, Daryn Pittman ended up fourth. Having to race his way in through the B-Feature, Kyle Larson tore a path through the field from 21st to fifth in the Finley Farms Special No. 57.

Jamie Veal crossed as the highest finishing Australian with a sixth place run with Chad Kemenah seventh. Greg Hodnett was eighth with Ian Madsen ninth. The top ten rounded out with David Gravel.

Starting off with the E-Feature, Jon Agan led wire to wire, with the D-Feature won by Austin McCarl. In the C-Feature, the top spot went to Davey Heskin. In the non-stop, 22 lap B-Feature, it was Kyle Larson who grabbed the win.

Best appearing car of this year’s 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores was the Blazin’ Racing No. 82 driven by Dusty Zomer. Best appearing crew was won by the team of the Josh Baughman Racing No. 17. Each team received $500.

Being interviewed prior to the race, Greg McCormick with the Blazin’ Racing Team, let everyone know that the money was to be donated to the family of Bryan Clauson. The night’s 50/50 winner donated their winnings, worth $20,560, to the Clauson family as well.

Rookie of the Year honors went to Matt Juhl in the Octane Ink No. 09. Juhl advanced from the C-Feature to finish 16th in the ‘B’. The Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award presented by Cox Fabrication was awarded to Jamie Veal, who is the first Australian to earn the title since it began in 2002. The 2016 Mechanic of the race was earned by JJR Crew Chief, Phil Dietz.

Join us here at Knoxville Raceway for Studio 92 Photography and Pizza Hut Season Championship Night on Saturday, August 27! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

56th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores

E main (started), 10 Laps, 2:41.5: 1. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (2); 2. 23c, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (1); 3. 5R, Byron Reed, Monclova, OH (6); 4. 4s, Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH (4) / 5. 1x, Chad Trout, Dover, PA (5); 6. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (15); 7. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (3); 8. 02, Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI (11); 9. 28AM, Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN (7); 10. 15B, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (12); 11. 7J, Joe Swanson, Etna Green, IN (8); 12. 13, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (10); 13. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (13); 14. 83c, Adam Cruea, Troy, OH (16); 15. 71B, Robert Bell, Colfax, IA (14); 16. 4K, Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN (9) DNS – 23, Jimmy Light, West Springfield, PA, 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 22, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 31B, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO, 00, Dane Lorenc, Lancaster, NY

D main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (3); 2. 18JS, Jason Solwold, Burlington, WA (10); 3. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (2); 4. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (7); 5. 97, Dean Jacobs, Wooster, OH (6) / 6. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (12); 7. 7M, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (8); 8. 1xx, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (13); 9. 12H, Daniel Harding, Canning Vale, WA, Aust. (11); 10. 45x, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (5); 11. 77x, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (14); 12. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (9); 13. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (15); 14. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (18); 15. Tyler Courtney (22); 16. 21T, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Conroe, TX (20); 17. Byron Reed (23); 18. Jon Agan (21); 19. 70, Danny Holtgraver, Pittsburgh, PA (1); 20. 55w, Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (4); 21. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (19); 22. 20N, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (17); 23. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (16); 24. Danny Smith (24)

C main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (1); 2. 2m, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (2); 3. 10, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (5); 4. 09, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (3) / 5. 71m, Dave Blaney, Concord, NC (4); 6. 11N, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (10); 7. 5H, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (11); 8. 1a, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (6); 9. 7s, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (12); 10. 3G, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (18); 11. 7, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (19); 12. 26, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (7); 13. Jason Solwold (21) 14. Austin McCarl (20) 15. Dean Jacobs (24) 16. 88N, DJ Netto, Hanford, CA (17); 17. Greg Wilson (23) 18. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, CA (8); 19. 10V, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15); 20. 23s, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (9); 21. 18w, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (14); 22. Paige Polyak (22) 23. 3, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE (13); 24. 55L, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (16) DNS – 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD

B main (started), 22 Laps, 6:20.5: 1. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (3); 2. 1H, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH (2); 3. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (1); 4. 1s, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (12) / 5. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (9); 6. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (8); 7. 2c, Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK (4); 8. 51s, Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, OK (14); 9. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (5); 10. 83, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (13); 11. 19M, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (7); 12. 49x, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (11); 13. 1st, Gary Taylor, Snohomish, WA (6); 14. 93, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (15); 15. 7D, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (18); 16. Matt Juhl (24); 17. 21H, Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH (20); 18. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (19); 19. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (16); 20. Matt Moro (22); 21. 7w, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17); 22. Dakota Hendrickson (23); 23. Davey Heskin (21); 24. 29, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (10)

A main (started), 50 Laps, NT: 1. Jason Johnson (2); 2. Donny Schatz (5); 3. Shane Stewart (8); 4. Daryn Pittman (1); 5. Kyle Larson (21); 6. Jamie Veal (4); 7. Chad Kemenah (6); 8. Greg Hodnett (18); 9. Ian Madsen (23); 10. David Gravel (11); 11. Brad Sweet (7); 12. Rico Abreu (17); 13. Danny Lasoski (19); 14. Tim Kaeding (9); 15. Kraig Kinser (25); 16. Logan Schuchart (24); 17. Terry McCarl (10); 18. Sammy Swindell (12); 19. Lucas Wolfe (20); 20. Dusty Zomer (14); 21. Jeff Swindell (16); 22. Kerry Madsen (3); 23. Dale Blaney (22); 24. Craig Dollansky (15); 25. James McFadden (13). Lap Leaders: Pittman 1-10, J. Johnson 11, Pittman 12, Schatz 13-26, J. Johnson 27-43, Schatz 44-45, J. Johnson 46-50. Hard-charger: Larson.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Montieth Scores Second Williams Grove Win Of Season, Franek Scores URC

8/12/16
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Mechanicsburg – Brian Montieth of Phoenixville outraced Fawn Grove’s Matt Campbell to pick up his second Williams Grove Speedway sprint car victory of the season on Friday night.

Campbell led untl the final lap and a half when Montieth got by for the win.

In the URC Sprint main, URC point leader Davie Franek proved victorious, scoring in 360 action for the first time at the track although he already owned a pair of 358 sprint car wins at the oval.

Rodney Westhafer led only the first lap of the 25-lap sprint car main before the red flag unfurled for a flip in the first turn that saw Nicole Bower leave the speedway.

Bower was uninjured.

Westhafer started on the pole of the main and Campbell flanked him and the pair ran one-two until the halfway point when Cambpell was able to slice across the turns for the lead.

But all the while Cambpell was working on Westhafer, 10th starter Montieth was moving forward, up to fifth on the eighth lap and then fourth over Cory Haas on the same lap as Cambpell took the lead.

After getting control, Cambpell at times struggled with lapped cars as Montieth continued his march, taking second from Westhafer with eight laps to go.

Witih four laps to go, Montieth had caught Cambpell for the lead but just then Cambpell made some great moves in traffic that proved to buy him some time and that coupled with a Montieth miscue in the second turn with three to go, again gave Campbell some breathing room.

But with two to go Montieth had made up for his mistake and the then followed Cambpell down the backchute with a run before blasting to the inside in the third and fourth turns to take command for the win, his first since April 22 at the track.

Westhafer was third followed by Brock Zearfoss and Austin Hogue.

Sixth through 10th went to Cory Haas, Alan Krimes, Doug Esh, Tim Glatfelter and Rick Lafferty.

Heats went to Esh, Krimes and Zearfoss.

Montieth walked away with $4,300 for his win including a $500 bonus for winning from the fifth row.  His winning margin was .085 seconds.

Doug Esh won the Jim Campbell Jr. Hard Charger worth $300 while Glenndon Forsythe was the lucky driver picked to win $500 also in honor of Campbell.

The URC main had Justin Whittall leading the first 11 laps before third starter Franek went out front off of turn four.

But Whittall proved tough to pass for Franek as he bolted back into control as the pair hit the first corner but then Franek himself came back after Whittall to make the pass stick in the next set of turns before pulling away.

Fifth starter Chuck Hebing mixed it up throughout the event, eventually ending up second, 1.754 seconds behind at the finish.

Finishing third was Eric Tomecek followed by Jason Schultz and Josh Weller, who completed a whale of a run from the 18th starting spot.

Sixth through 10th went to Derek Locke, Whittall who faded late, Jimmy Stitzel, Curt Michael and Glenndon Forsythe.

Heats went to Robbie Stillwaggon, Hebing and Chris Coyle.

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August 12, 2016
Feature Finishes:

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Brian Montieth, 2. Matt Campbell, 3. Rodney Westhafer, 4. Brock Zearfoss, 5. Austin Hogue, 6. Cory Haas, 7. Alan Krimes, 8. Doug Esh, 9. Tim Glatfelter, 10. Rick Lafferty, 11. Steve Owings, 12. Kody Lehman, 13. Scott Fisher, 14. Troy Fraker, 15. Anthony Fiore, 16. George Streaker Jr., 17. Jay Galloway, 18. Steve Buckwalter, 19. Glenndon Forsythe, 20. Nicole Bower


URC sprints, 25 laps: 1.  Davie Franek, 2. Chuck Hebing, 3. Eric Tomecek, 4. Jason Schultz, 5. Josh Weller, 6. Derek Locke, 7. Justin Whittall, 8. Jimmy Stitzel, 9. Curt Michael. 10. Glenndon Forsythe, 11. Tim Wagaman Jr., 12. Jason Clauss, 13. Chris Arnold, 14. Jared Esh, 15. Chris Coyle, 16. Troy Betts, 17. Adam Carberry, 18. Brent Michalski, 19. Rob Dietrick, 20. Mark Sasso, 21. Jason Chrry, 22. George Suprick III., 23. Robbie Stillwaggon, 24. Mark Smith

DNQ: Jonathan Swanson

Rico Abreu Parks it for B.C. on Friday Night at Knoxville!

Friday, August 12, 2016
Rico Abreu Parks it for B.C. on Friday Night at Knoxville!
Kraig Kinser Earns Saturday A main Starting Spot with World Challenge Win
by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 12, 2016) – Make it 196 different winners at the Knoxville Raceway as California’s Rico Abreu parked the Abreu Vineyards No. 24 in Victory Lane for the first time on FVP/Speed Sport Qualifying Night at the famed half-mile to earn the 17th starting spot in Saturday’s 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores.

“We just parked it for B.C.!” screamed Rico across the Public Addresses System to the thunderous approval of a nearly packed front stretch grandstand.

“I was trying to pick and choose,” commented Rico when asked about having to work slower traffic. Revealing how fortunate he was to win, Rico spent most of the race battling a car that changed handling characteristics with each stab of the throttle, “My Wing Valve actually broke so it would roll back on the straightaways, and then I’d get in the corner, and it’d roll back forward, but Paul Silva builds a great car along with EMI and Speedway Engines. It takes track position, and good decisions to get it all put together to win these races.”

With a start that couldn’t have gone any better for Rico, the bottom line was wide open for the No. 24 to shoot into the race lead through the first two turns with Danny Lasoski also taking advantage to move from sixth to second on the opening lap. Advancing back to the top-four after falling back on the start, Brian Brown raced into the third spot on Lap 2 to begin closing in on Lasoski.

Having fallen back on the initial start, Greg Hodnett had the pedals turning hard in the Hoffman No. 27, taking over third on the eighth round from Brown with Lasoski falling to third on the 10th lap. Closing fast on Abreu as the leader worked into traffic, the chance to pounce didn’t present itself as Rico continued to pull away.

Remaining under green as the leaders picked their way around the back markers, Lap 14 saw a family battle setting up as Brian Brown closed again on Danny Lasoski. Still not able to get the run, “The Shark” was closing fast as Logan Schuchart let traffic play to his advantage.

With Rico still untouched at the front of the field, business continued to pick up to be in the top-four as Schuchart was all over Brian Brown in the closing laps. Swapping back and forth, the slide jobs came to a stop as Brown’s night came to a drastic and sudden stop. Trying to avoid the spun No. 23s of Trey Starks, Brown tried the top, hoping to squeeze between the wall and Starks, but it was all over as Brown slammed into the No. 23s, ending his run into the A-Feature.

The race’s lone caution on Lap 21, Rico had to outrun Greg Hodnett on the restart. Able to keep the No. 27 at bay, Abreu went on to win by 1.536 seconds.

Greg Hodnett was runner-up and will start 18th in Saturday’s A-Feature. Asked about the caution, Hodnett replied, “After the yellow, I thought I lost air in the Bleeders and was really just flopping around too much. I thought if we would have kept running there I may have had a shot, but I don’t know. We were just screwing around on the bottom trying to protect ourselves and get a run off each corner and work towards Saturday night.”

Taking third, and earning the 19th starting spot on Saturday was Danny Lasoski. While “The Dude” is never happy finishing anything less than first, the winningest driver at Knoxville was more than pleased to have made the show. “However you have to get in this race, is how we have to get in this race. I’ve seen the No. 15 win from the back and win, and I’ve come from the back and run fourth so anything is possible.”

Having to make up ground after falling back to sixth from the pole on the start, Lucas Wolfe rebounded to the final transfer and spot No. 20 in Saturday’s A-Main. “I got fortunate on the restart obviously with Brown getting caught up and luckily I was good enough to get a decent run to get by Logan [Schuchart] there but it’s just a big relief to make it in.”

Rolling from 16th, Tim Shaffer came on very strong in the final six laps, coming from 10th to fifth and will now start 11th in Saturday’s B-Main. Logan Schuchart ended up sixth with Joey Saldana seventh. Stevie Smith was eighth with Sheldon Haudenschild and Brady Bacon completing the top-ten.

With split qualifying among 77 drivers, Pennsylvania drivers proved to be the quickest. The fastest time in the first group was run by Lucas Wolfe with a time of 15.096 seconds. The second group was topped by Jacob Allen with a time of 15.294 seconds. Group A Heat Races were won by Sheldon Haudenschild, Bill Balog, and Brady Bacon. Group B Heat Races were headed by Dakota Hendrickson, Willie Croft, and Brian Brown. The C-Feature was taken by Parker Price-Miller. Twin B-Mains were won by Dustin Selvage and Jacob Allen.

Kraig Kinser Cashes in $10,000 and Golden Ticket with World Challenge Victory!

Kraig Kinser will be the 25th starter in the championship event Saturday night after winning the $10,000 Speed Sport World Challenge. It was the fifth win of the Bloomington, Indiana driver’s career at Knoxville, and improved his Saturday night standing from his original starting spot in the C main. A “missing man formation” preceded the World Challenge, honoring the late Shane Krikke, Bob Trostle and Bryan Clauson.

Jason Sides shot out from his starting spot outside the front row at the beginning of the 20-lap event ahead of Kinser and Paul McMahan. Kinser shot around Sides on the second circuit and began pulling away. With three lap sin, Brad Sweet spun, collecting Lynton Jeffrey. Only Sweet would return.

Kinser led Sides, McMahan, Danny Dietrich and James McFadden back to green. McFadden and Dietrich battled hard for the third spot exchanging it twice. By lap eleven, Ian Madsen got into the fray and shot by McFadden for fourth. A wild battle saw four-wide chaos for second, third, fourth and fifth between Madsen, McFadden, Dietrich and Sides.

While Kinser rolled up front, Madsen grabbed second with two to go, and was followed by McFadden, Dietrich and a late charging Jamie Veal at the checkers. Sides, Brooke Tatnell, Terry McCarl, Kerry Madsen and McMahan rounded out the top ten.

“I felt like there was somebody right on me there,” said Kinser in Victory Lane. “I was taking it cautious around the bottom, trying not to screw up and get off that line. I just felt like I kept slowing down more and more. I knew I had to pick it up, and was just waiting for Doug Clark to wave that white flag. We didn’t have the best of weekends starting out, but this is a great ending to our night!”

The 56th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores concludes Saturday night! Who will take the $150,000 check home? To order tickets, or find more information about the Knoxville Nationals, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

Results from Night #3 of the 56th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores – FVP/Speed Sport Night

Group A Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1Z, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA (38), 15.096; 2. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (25), 15.198; 3. 7D, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (8), 15.229; 4. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (24), 15.237; 5. 51S, Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, OK (4), 15.260; 6. 83, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (13), 15.275; 7. 71M, Dave Blaney, Concord, NC (5), 15.288; 8. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (18), 15.334; 9. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (12), 15.435; 10. 93, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (23), 15.438; 11. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (3), 15.465; 12. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 15.470; 13. 55L, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (16), 15.505; 14. 11N, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (15), 15.523; 15. 23S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (22), 15.526; 16. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (20), 15.561; 17. 55W, Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (1), 15.684; 18. 18W, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (32), 15.711; 19. 7M, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (29), 15.730; 20. 3G, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (21), 15.752; 21. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (28), 15.763; 22. 18JS, Jason Solwold, Mount Vernon, WA (33), 15.787; 23. 97, Dean Jacobs, Wooster, OH (14), 15.790; 24. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (35), 15.802; 25. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (39), 15.837; 26. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (6), 15.851; 27. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (27), 15.873; 28. 23, Jimmy Light, West Springfield, PA (9), 15.910; 29. 1X, Chad Trout, Dover, PA (26), 15.932; 30. 4S, Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH (11), 15.991; 31. 77X, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (37), 16.013; 32. 4K, Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN (17), 16.100; 33. 31B, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (19), 16.193; 34. 13, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (7), 16.280; 35. 28AM, Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN (36), 16.362; 36. 15B, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (31), 16.540; 37. 83C, Adam Cruea, Troy, OH (30), 17.002; 38. 71B, Robert Bell, Colfax, IA (34), 17.469; 39. 00, Dane Lorenc, Lancaster, NY (10), 16.410

Group B Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (3), 15.294; 2. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA (5), 15.316; 3. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (38), 15.340; 4. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (12), 15.364; 5. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (29), 15.445; 6. 21H, Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH (19), 15.455; 7. 10, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (1), 15.466; 8. 5H, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (2), 15.506; 9. 09, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (10), 15.573; 10. 10V, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15), 15.629; 11. 26, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (14), 15.653; 12. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (6), 15.686; 13. 70, Danny Holtgraver, Pittsburgh, PA (34), 15.738; 14. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (7), 15.746; 15. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 15.785; 16. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (27), 15.788; 17. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (17), 15.795; 18. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (18), 15.803; 19. 3, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE (11), 15.820; 20. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (30), 15.831; 21. 88N, DJ Netto, Hanford, CA (9), 15.839; 22. 12H, Daniel Harding, Canning Vale, WA, Aust. (4), 15.859; 23. 7, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (22), 15.873; 24. 23C, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (8), 15.927; 25. 20N, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (26), 15.965; 26. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (21), 15.993; 27. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (16), 16.001; 28. 1XX, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (32), 16.025; 29. 45X, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (24), 16.140; 30. 21T, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Magnolia, TX (25), 16.169; 31. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (37), 16.171; 32. 22, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (23), 16.194; 33. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (36), 16.227; 34. 5R, Byron Reed, Monclova, OH (28), 16.229; 35. 7J, Joe Swanson, Etna Green, IN (33), 16.386; 36. 02, Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI (35), 16.422; 37. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (31), 16.467; 38. 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (13), NT.

Group A Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.0: 1. Sheldon Haudenschild (1); 2. Lucas Wolfe (4); 3. Dave Blaney (2) / 4. Jason Solwold (8); 5. Aaron Reutzel (5); 6. Jason Sides (6); 7. Josh Baughman (9); 8. Parker Price-Miller (11); 9. Paige Polyak (3); 10. Kaley Gharst (7); 11. Jimmy Light (10); 12. Clyde Knipp (12)

Group A Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.4: 1. Bill Balog (1); 2. Rico Abreu (4); 3. Stevie Smith (3) / 4. Kraig Kinser (2); 5. Randy Hannagan (5); 6. Brandon Wimmer (7); 7. Dean Jacobs (8); 8. Logan Wagner (6); 9. Glen Saville (9); 10. Kody Kinser (11); 11. Chad Trout (10); 12. Brian Paulus (12)

Group A Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.6: 1. Brady Bacon (2); 2. Tasker Phillips (1); 3. Joey Saldana (3) / 4. Dustin Selvage (4); 5. Trey Starks (5); 6. Clint Garner (7); 7. Chase Johnson (9); 8. Colby Copeland (6); 9. AJ Moeller (8); 10. Danny Smith (10); 11. Shane Golobic (11); 12. Bobby Mincer (12)

Group B Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Dakota Hendrickson (2); 2. Danny Lasoski (3); 3. Matt Moro (6) / 4. Rager Phillips (1); 5. Daniel Harding (8); 6. Hunter Schuerenberg (9); 7. Don Droud Jr. (10); 8. Chris Martin (11); 9. Billy Alley (7); 10. Byron Reed (12); 11. Danny Holtgraver (5); 12. Jacob Allen (4)

Group B Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.2: 1. Willie Croft (1); 2. Greg Hodnett (4); 3. Logan Schuchart (3) / 4. Cory Eliason (2); 5. Davey Heskin (5); 6. Paul McMahan (8); 7. Josh Schneiderman (7); 8. Johnny Herrera (10); 9. Jon Agan (9); 10. Jac Haudenschild (11); 11. Joe Swanson (12); 12. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (6)

Group B Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Tim Shaffer (1); 3. Matt Juhl (2) / 4. Cap Henry (3); 5. Austin McCarl (5); 6. DJ Netto (7); 7. RJ Johnson (9); 8. Greg Wilson (6); 9. Ray Allen Kulhanek (10); 10. Scott Bogucki (11); 11. Mike Reinke (12); 12. Tyler Courtney (8)

C main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Parker Price-Miller (3); 2. Chris Martin (4); 3. Ray Allen Kulhanek (2); 4. Danny Smith (1) / 5. Byron Reed (10); 6. Brian Paulus (9); 7. Joe Swanson (12); 8. Kody Kinser (5); 9. Clyde Knipp (7); 10. Mike Reinke (14); 11. Bobby Mincer (11); 12. Bob Weuve (16); 13. Jac Haudenschild (6); 14. Robert Bell (15); 15. Scott Bogucki (8); 16. Adam Cruea (13); DNS - Shane Golobic; 18. Jonathan Cornell; 19. Dane Lorenc

Group A B Feature (started), 12 Laps, 3:32.0: 1. Dustin Selvage (1); 2. Kraig Kinser (3); 3. Trey Starks (6) / 4. Randy Hannagan (5); 5. Jason Sides (7); 6. Colby Copeland (9); 7. Aaron Reutzel (4); 8. Brandon Wimmer (11); 9. Clint Garner (12); 10. Paige Polyak (2); 11. Logan Wagner (8); 12. Dean Jacobs (14); 13. Kaley Gharst (10); 14. Jason Solwold (13); 15. Josh Baughman (16); 16. Parker Price-Miller (21); 17. AJ Moeller (15); 18. Chase Johnson (18); 19. Ray Allen Kulhanek (22); 20. Jimmy Light (19); 21. Glen Saville (17); 22. Chad Trout (20);

Group B B Feature (started), 12 Laps, 3:32.9: 1. Jacob Allen (1); 2. Cap Henry (2); 3. Davey Heskin (6) / 4. Cory Eliason (3); 5. Billy Alley (8); 6. Rager Phillips (4); 7. DJ Netto (10); 8. Paul McMahan (12); 9. Danny Holtgraver (5); 10. Austin McCarl (7); 11. Johnny Herrera (18); 12. Greg Wilson (9); 13. Josh Schneiderman (11); 14. Daniel Harding (13); 15. Don Droud Jr. (19); 16. Chris Martin (21); 17. Hunter Schuerenberg (14); 18. RJ Johnson (16); 19. Tyler Courtney (15); 20. Jon Agan (17); 21. Danny Smith (20) DNS - 22. Sam Hafertepe Jr.

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Rico Abreu (3); 2. Greg Hodnett (2); 3. Danny Lasoski (6); 4. Lucas Wolfe (1) / 5. Tim Shaffer (16); 6. Logan Schuchart (8); 7. Joey Saldana (7); 8. Stevie Smith (5); 9. Sheldon Haudenschild (13); 10. Brady Bacon (11); 11. Tasker Phillips (17); 12. Dustin Selvage (19); 13. Bill Balog (15); 14. Cap Henry (22); 15. Davey Heskin (24); 16. Matt Moro (18); 17. Kraig Kinser (21); 18. Matt Juhl (12); 19. Dave Blaney (9); 20. Dakota Hendrickson (10); 21. Jacob Allen (20); 22. Willie Croft (14); 23. Brian Brown (4); 24. Trey Starks (23). Lap Leaders: Abreu 1-25. Hard-charger: Shaffer.

Speed Sport World Challenge (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Kraig Kinser (1); 2. Ian Madsen (9); 3. James McFadden (8); 4. Danny Dietrich (4); 5. Jamie Veal (13); 6. Jason Sides (2); 7. Brooke Tatnell (6); 8. Terry McCarl (11); 9. Kerry Madsen (12); 10. Paul McMahan (3); 11. Daniel Harding (5); 12. Brad Sweet (10); 13. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 14. Scott Bogucki (16); 15. Randy Hannagan (14); 16. Danny Smith (17); 17. Glen Saville (15). Lap Leaders: Sides 1, Kr. Kinser 2-20. Hard-charger: Veal.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Tim Kaeding Storms to Victory Lane on Night #2 of the Knoxville Nationals!

Thursday, August 11, 2016
Tim Kaeding Storms to Victory Lane on Night #2 of the Knoxville Nationals!
by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 11, 2016) –Cutting some mean doughnuts in celebration, Tim Kaeding reported to Victory Lane for the third time in preliminary night competition at the Knoxville Raceway, as the Lunstra Motorsports No. 3k rocketed to victory on Toyota Qualifying Night in the 56th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. The San Jose, California driver earned $12,000 for his win and just beat a severe storm that hit the Knoxville area.

Kaeding’s fifth career triumph at the Knoxville Raceway in 410cid competition, Tim dedicated his win to Bryan Clauson, saying, “I’ve got to give this one to B.C. Here’s another one towards your 200. I grew up racing with his Dad. Just a great family and a hell of a racecar driver.”

“This car was a rocket ship. I’ve got to thank Lunstra Motorsports, Dammer Trucking, and Folkens Brothers Trucking. They stuck their neck out for me just like Dave [Lunstra] did and thanks to all you for sticking through this; I’m ready for a Beer. It’s way too hot to be in this thing,” said Kaeding with a chuckle and a fist pump to the roar of an approving crowd.

Taking off from the fourth starting spot, Kaeding ran to second at the drop of the green with Dale Blaney showing the way. Closing steadily on the No. 1h, Kaeding began his assault on the lead working the eighth round. Racing off the fourth turn, the lead was in the hands of Kaeding by only 0.009 seconds at the line. Battling back, but to no avail, traffic looked to be Blaney’s chance to reclaim the top-spot.

With Tim’s path blocked on Lap 14, Dale closed the gap only to have traffic turn its favor and allow Kaeding to pull away. But the run was short lived as the caution flew for Justin Henderson who rolled to a stop off the fourth turn while running third.

Getting a nice jump over the field, the race on the track was from second through fifth as Blaney lost the spot to Louisiana’s Jason Johnson. With Terry McCarl in tow, the Price Chopper No. 7x was on Johnson for the runner-up spot on Lap 22, but would not be able to hold the spot as the pair exchanged slide jobs around the Knoxville Raceway.

While Johnson was able to make up some ground, the checkered flag dropped with Kaeding winning by 2.273 seconds. With the win, Tim will lineup up ninth in Saturday’s $150,000 to win A-Feature event.

With the runner-up finish, Johnson will see his Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 41 on the front row on Saturday night.

“I tell you what, these Priority Aviation, Mesilla Valley Transportation guys have been working their tails off this past month. Just an outstanding job,” said Johnson from his side of the podium. “It was a good run tonight. Definitely good for our confidence. We’ve got a lot of great supporters here, and I can’t thank them enough for making Jason Johnson Racing possible and there’s no doubt we’re racing with heavy hearts for Bryan Clauson. Condolences to the family. We’re definitely thinking of them.”

Taking off sixth in a car dedicated to the memory of his father, Lenard McCarl, Terry had to bounce back from an engine swap after his Heat Race, “Hats off to all my crew. My boys were out there helping Doug and Sunshine and everybody,” said Terry. “This No. 7x is a tribute to my Dad, and I’ve got to thank Octane Ink for making this thing so beautiful.”

McCarl will grid the Saturday lineup tenth.

Kerry Madsen advanced to a fourth place finish in the 1AUS after starting eighth. After leading the first eight rounds, Dale Blaney ended his night fifth. Pennsylvania’s Brent Marks from 11th crossed sixth with James McFadden seventh. Having to advance out of the B-Feature, Brad Sweet rocketed from 21st to eighth. Ninth went to Mark Dobmeier with Cap Henry from 16th crossing tenth.

Brad Sweet was quickest in Qualifying with a time of 15.465 seconds. Brad has been fastest on his qualifying night at the Knoxville Nationals on three occasions. Heat Race wins went to Rager Philips, Ryan Bunton, Brent Marks, Jac Haudenschild, and Brooke Tatnell. C-Main victory went to Jon Agan with the B-Main won by Brad Sweet.

A look at the top-five in points following Thursday night finds Daryn Pittman on the pole of the 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. Jason Johnson is second, followed by Kerry Madsen, Jamie Veal, and Donny Schatz.

The 56th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores continues Friday night! Tickets are still available! To order tickets, or find more information about the Nationals, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

Results from Night #2 of the 56th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores – Toyota Qualifying Night
Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (3), 15.465; 2. 83, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (56), 15.520; 3. 5, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (9), 15.527; 4. 1AUS, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (30), 15.541; 5. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (54), 15.595; 6. 1ST, Gary Taylor, Snohomish, WA (2), 15.626; 7. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (21), 15.654; 8. 77X, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (26), 15.656; 9. 23C, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (1), 15.676; 10. 1Z, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA (29), 15.678; 11. 7X, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (46), 15.680; 12. 3H, James McFadden, Alice Springs, NT, Aust. (59), 15.686; 13. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (28), 15.693; 14. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (33), 15.695; 15. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (19), 15.705; 16. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (7), 15.715; 17. 71M, Dave Blaney, Concord, NC (39), 15.729; 18. 55L, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (24), 15.74; 19. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (31), 15.749; 20. 51S, Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, OK (23), 15.763; 21. 1D, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (11), 15.771; 22. 1H, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH (25), 15.799; 23. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (43), 15.800; 24. 13JT, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (48), 15.800; 25. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (38), 15.811; 26. 1XX, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (45), 15.811; 27. 23S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (12), 15.831; 28. 19M, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (51), 15.841; 29. 22, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (44), 15.853; 30. 7D, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (8), 15.857; 31. 10V, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (5), 15.870; 32. 6R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (27), 15.873; 33. 21H, Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH (17), 15.877; 34. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (10), 15.916; 35. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (47), 15.944; 36. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (41), 15.957; 37. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (15), 15.979; 38. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (37), 15.985; 39. 18JS, Jason Solwold, Mount Vernon, WA (50), 15.991; 40. 7M, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (18), 16.043; 41. 88N, DJ Netto, Hanford, CA (34), 16.080; 42. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (42), 16.114; 43. 20N, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (16), 16.135; 44. 00, Dane Lorenc, Lancaster, NY (4), 16.151; 45. 5H, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (22), 16.176; 46. 5R, Byron Reed, Monclova, OH (35), 16.193; 47. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (52), 16.227; 48. 7J, Joe Swanson, Etna Green, IN (20), 16.280; 49. 3, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE (58), 16.304; 50. 31B, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (53), 16.332; 51. 21T, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Magnolia, TX (36), 16.352; 52. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Norfolk, NE (14), 16.395; 53. 28AM, Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN (40), 16.427; 54. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (55), 16.435; 55. 23, Jimmy Light, West Springfield, PA (57), 16.442; 56. 4K, Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN (32), 16.487; 57. 13, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (60), 16.743; 58. 83C, Adam Cruea, Troy, OH (6), 16.757; 59. 15B, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (49), 16.849; 60. 71B, Robert Bell, Colfax, IA (13), 17.370

Heat one (started), 10 Laps, 2:42.6: 1. Rager Phillips (2); 2. Clint Garner (1); 3. Justin Henderson (4); 4. Terry McCarl (6) / 5. Brad Sweet (8); 6. Don Droud Jr. (3); 7. Gary Taylor (7); 8. Kraig Kinser (5) / 9. DJ Netto (9); 10. Byron Reed (10);

Heat two (started), 10 Laps, 2:43.7: 1. Ryan Bunton (2); 2. Dale Blaney (4); 3. Chris Martin (1); 4. James McFadden (6) / 5. Dave Blaney (5); 6. Joey Saldana (8); 7. Kyle Larson (7); 8. Trey Starks (3) / 9. Tim Shaffer (10); 10. Greg Wilson (9);

Heat three (started), 10 Laps, 2:42.1: 1. Brent Marks (3); 2. RJ Johnson (1); 3. Tim Kaeding (6); 4. Cap Henry (2) / 5. David Gravel (8); 6. Aaron Reutzel (5); 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4); 8. Parker Price-Miller (7) / 9. Joe Swanson (10); 10. Hunter Schuerenberg (9);

Heat four (started), 10 Laps, 2:44.0: 1. Jac Haudenschild (3); 2. Jason Solwold (1); 3. Mark Dobmeier (4); 4. Kerry Madsen (8) / 5. Danny Lasoski (5); 6. Jacob Allen (2); 7. Brady Bacon (6); 8. Tyler Courtney (7) / 9. Billy Alley (10); 10. Dane Lorenc (9);

Heat five (started), 10 Laps, 2:44.3: 1. Brooke Tatnell (4); 2. Bill Balog (2); 3. Dustin Selvage (3); 4. Jason Johnson (6) / 5. Lucas Wolfe (7); 6. Kaley Gharst (1); 7. Stevie Smith (5); 8. Cory Eliason (8) / DNS - 9. Jon Agan 10. Shane Golobic

C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:50.7: 1. Jon Agan (1); 2. Tim Shaffer (5); 3. Greg Wilson (3); 4. DJ Netto (2) / 5. Byron Reed (4); 6. Shane Golobic (8); 7. Brian Paulus (7); 8. Kody Kinser (14); 9. Seth Brahmer (10); 10. Bob Weuve (12); 11. Joe Swanson (6); 12. Bobby Mincer (13); 13. Clyde Knipp (11); 14. Jimmy Light (9); 15. Adam Cruea (15) DNS - 16. Hunter Schuerenberg 17. Dane Lorenc 18. Billy Alley 19. Ray Allen Kulhanek 20. Robert Bell

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Brad Sweet (1); 2. David Gravel (3); 3. Kyle Larson (5); 4. Gary Taylor (4) / 5. Danny Lasoski (13); 6. Joey Saldana (2); 7. Stevie Smith (14); 8. Tyler Courtney (7); 9. Aaron Reutzel (12); 10. Parker Price-Miller (6); 11. Trey Starks (17); 12. Jacob Allen (18); 13. Dave Blaney (11); 14. Tim Shaffer (22); 15. Greg Wilson (23); 16. Kraig Kinser (10); 17. Cory Eliason (20); 18. Kaley Gharst (19); 19. Brady Bacon (9); 20. DJ Netto (24); 21. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (15); 22. Lucas Wolfe (8); 23. Don Droud Jr. (16); 24. Jon Agan (21);

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Tim Kaeding (4); 2. Jason Johnson (7); 3. Terry McCarl (6); 4. Kerry Madsen (8); 5. Dale Blaney (1); 6. Brent Marks (11); 7. James McFadden (5); 8. Brad Sweet (21); 9. Mark Dobmeier (9); 10. Cap Henry (16); 11. David Gravel (22); 12. Jac Haudenschild (12); 13. Bill Balog (10); 14. Kyle Larson (23); 15. Dustin Selvage (13); 16. Brooke Tatnell (3); 17. Gary Taylor (24); 18. Clint Garner (17); 19. Chris Martin (18); 20. Jason Solwold (20); 21. Ryan Bunton (15); 22. Justin Henderson (2); 23. Rager Phillips (14); 24. RJ Johnson (19). Lap Leaders: Dale Blaney 1-7, Kaeding 8-25. Hard-charger: Sweet.

Qualifying Point Totals from Wednesday and Thursday (Top 16 locked into Saturday’s A; Next 10 locked into Saturday’s B)

Drivers Locked into Saturday’s A main

1 9 Daryn Pittman 485
2 41 Jason Johnson 481
3 1AUS Kerry Madsen 479
4 71 Jamie Veal 477
5 15 Donny Schatz 476
6 10H Chad Kemenah 476
7 49 Brad Sweet 474
8 2S Shane Stewart 472
9 3K Tim Kaeding 470
10 7X Terry McCarl 467
11 5 David Gravel 464
12 1 Sammy Swindell 459
13 3H James McFadden 457
14 82 Dusty Zomer 456
15 2KS Craig Dollansky 454
16 47 Jeff Swindell 452

Drivers Locked into the first five rows of Saturday’s B main

17 18 Ian Madsen 449
18 1H Dale Blaney 447
19 57 Kyle Larson 444
20 2C Wayne Johnson 443
21 55 Brooke Tatnell 442
22 1ST Gary Taylor 440
23 19M Brent Marks 436
24 13JT Mark Dobmeier 432
25 12 Lynton Jeffrey 429
26 29 Danny Dietrich 427

Others

27 17B Bill Balog 425
28 83 Joey Saldana 423
29 22 Jac Haudenschild 422
30 09 Matt Juhl 422
31 24 Rico Abreu 420
32 10 Dakota Hendrickson 417
33 70 Danny Holtgraver 416
34 17A Austin McCarl 414
35 27 Greg Hodnett 412
36 1D Justin Henderson 412
37 21H Cap Henry 409
38 21 Brian Brown 409
39 7D Dustin Selvage 408
40 1S Logan Schuchart 405
41 23C Tyler Courtney 399
42 6R Ryan Bunton 398
43 77X Parker Price-Miller 397
44 10V Rager Phillips 396
45 2 Danny Lasoski 394
46 40 Clint Garner 393
47 12H Daniel Harding 393
48 49J Josh Schneiderman 392
49 56N Davey Heskin 391
50 7S Jason Sides 390
51 7 Paul McMahan 390
52 44 Chris Martin 386
53 19P Paige Polyak 386
54 55L Aaron Reutzel 385
55 18JS Jason Solwold 383
56 18W Colby Copeland 383
57 51S Stevie Smith 382
58 71M Dave Blaney 382
59 20 AJ Moeller 381
60 28 Jonathan Cornell 380
61 1Z Lucas Wolfe 378
62 45X Johnny Herrera 377
63 71A RJ Johnson 377
64 84 Scott Bogucki 376
65 99 Brady Bacon 370
66 11K Kraig Kinser 369
67 93 Sheldon Haudenschild 368
68 7W Tasker Phillips 362
69 23S Trey Starks 357
70 26 Willie Croft 349
71 15H Sam Hafertepe Jr. 348
72 1A Jacob Allen 347
73 55W Logan Wagner 345
74 3G Brandon Wimmer 343
75 68 Chase Johnson 342
76 1XX Don Droud Jr. 341
77 2M Matt Moro 331
78 7M Kaley Gharst 323
79 17 Josh Baughman 316
80 W20 Greg Wilson 313
81 4 Jon Agan 312
82 5H Cory Eliason 309
83 49X Tim Shaffer 308
84 88N DJ Netto 308
85 75 Glen Saville 307
86 95 Matt Covington 304
87 11N Randy Hannagan 302
88 1X Chad Trout 298
89 4S Danny Smith 291
90 97 Dean Jacobs 280
91 02 Mike Reinke 275
92 5R Byron Reed 275
93 31B Shane Golobic 265
94 7J Joe Swanson 262
95 20N Hunter Schuerenberg 259
96 00 Dane Lorenc 255
97 3 Billy Alley 246
98 13V Seth Brahmer 229
99 28AM Brian Paulus 228
100 19 Bob Weuve 217
101 21T Ray Allen Kulhanek 214
102 4K Kody Kinser 211
103 23 Jimmy Light 204
104 13 Clyde Knipp 196
105 15B Bobby Mincer 188
106 83C Adam Cruea 187
107 71B Robert Bell 167

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Shane Stewart Holds Off Schatz on Night #1 of the 56th Annual Knoxville Nationals!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Shane Stewart Holds Off Schatz on Night #1 of the 56th Annual Knoxville Nationals!
by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 10, 2016) – For the third year in a row, and fifth time overall in Knoxville Nationals preliminary competition, Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart parked the Jeff Gordon Foundation No. 2s in Victory Lane; winning Wednesday’s Brandt Professional Agriculture Qualifying Night to open up the 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores.

It was Stewart’s second consecutive year topping the Capitani Classic and his Knoxville Nationals prelim night. The $12,000 score is Shane’s tenth overall win at the Knoxville Raceway and win No. 6 on the season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Referencing the words of Ralph Capitani, warning that Shane would be tough to beat, Shane stated, “I hope you’re interviewing me one more time this week. Man, I tell you what, I’ve got a great car right now, but I know that we’re going to have to pick it up just a little bit more to beat that No. 15 (Donny Schatz). He’s just so darn good here on the bottom and I have so many people ask me how he’s so good, but he just…everything just slows down in the racecar for him. He’s so good at changing lanes and not scrubbing off speed, so I’ve got to get better at that if I’m going to beat him”.

Gridding the field fourth, Stewart gave chase the first nine circuits as Jeff Swindell took off with the lead over Wayne Johnson from the front row. Into third on the third round, Stewart carefully closed in on the No. 47. Setting up Swindell for the pass on Lap 9, Stewart made the slide through turns one and two but was denied the top spot.

Regrouping on Lap 10, the slide came again through the first two turns. Leaving almost no room for error, Swindell was forced to roll out of the throttle, taking away enough momentum for Stewart to hold off the turn to take the lead.

Under caution on Lap 12 for Lynton Jeffrey, who lost a wheel on the No. 12 machine, Shane no longer had Swindell to contend with, as Donny Schatz had moved into the runner-up spot on the eleventh round. Charging low on the No. 2c, the No. 15 was kept at bay by 0.012 seconds to complete Lap 13. Taking the lead the following lap, his advantage was short lived as Stewart drove back to the point.

Slowed again with eight laps to run, Stewart got the jump on the restart, but Schatz was quick to pick up the pace, challenging again for the top position on the podium on Lap 19. Now three times denied, the nine-time champion watched as Shane pulled his advantage to 1.390 seconds at the drop of the checkered flag.

“It’ll be a different racetrack on Saturday for sure. We’ve been trying to find speed on the top of this place ever since we’ve been coming here,” said Donny of his runner-up appearance. “It seems like there’s nights you can do it, and nights you can’t, but we know what to do to run the bottom, but right now, we’re just curious of what it’s going to do on Saturday and which way it’s going to go. Right now, that’s the million-dollar question.”

Moving up from fifth, Chad Kemenah brought the Hunter Racing No. 10h to the final podium step. On his finish, Chad stated, “This is good for Saturday, and takes a little bit of pressure off, but, my brother’s had the racecar good all year long and that’s what we’ve been good at is being consistent, so maybe on Saturday, we can be just as consistent, or a little bit better.”

Coming from eighth, Daryn Pittman brought the Great Clips No. 9 to fourth with Jamie Veal from seventh to complete the top-five. Having to start 20th on the field, Greg Hodnett was the highest finishing Pennsylvania driver on the night with a hard charging run to sixth in the Heffner Racing No. 27. After leading early on, Jeff Swindell faded to finish seventh with Wayne Johnson also falling back to eighth. Ninth went to Rico Abreu with Dusty Zomer tenth after running as high as fourth in the opening laps.

With 47 drivers drawing in for Wednesday’s Brandt Professional Agriculture Qualifying night, Heat Race wins went to Chad Kemenah, Paige Polyak, Rico Abreu, Dusty Zomer, and Greg Hodnett. The C-Feature was topped by Josh Baughman with the B-Feature going to Sammy Swindell. The night’s quick time was achieved by Daryn Pittman with a time of 14.791 seconds.

Following Wednesday’s action, Daryn Pittman sits atop the points with 485. Jamie Veal is second with 477, followed by Donny Schatz, Chad Kemenah, and Shane Stewart who rounds out the top-five in standings with 472 markers.

The 56th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores continues Thursday night! Tickets are still available! To order tickets, or find more information about the Nationals, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (20), 14.791; 2. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (30), 14.794; 3. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (6), 14.887; 4. 71, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (21), 14.995; 5. 70, Danny Holtgraver, Pittsburgh, PA (16), 15.013; 6. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (15), 15.048; 7. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (45), 15.061; 8. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (41), 15.085; 9. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (12), 15.090; 10. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (5), 15.137; 11. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (11), 15.138; 12. 2S, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (42), 15.143; 13. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (26), 15.153; 14. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (10), 15.177; 15. 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (3), 15.188; 16. 47, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (24), 15.194; 17. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (4), 15.220; 18. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (1), 15.23; 19. 7, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (31), 15.230; 20. 10, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (23), 15.234; 21. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (22), 15.238; 22. 29, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (34), 15.243; 23. 09, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (2), 15.248; 24. 55W, Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (19), 15.259; 25. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (18), 15.263; 26. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 15.267; 27. 93, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (36), 15.287; 28. 26, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (28), 15.299; 29. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (9), 15.303; 30. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (8), 15.310; 31. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (38), 15.331; 32. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (32), 15.358; 33. 24, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (40), 15.361; 34. 3G, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (7), 15.363; 35. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (29), 15.373; 36. 12H, Daniel Harding, Canning Vale, WA, Aust. (25), 15.415; 37. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (44), 15.415; 38. 18W, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (27), 15.442; 39. 45X, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (13), 15.512; 40. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA (35), 15.519; 41. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (14), 15.524; 42. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (37), 15.615; 43. 1X, Chad Trout, Dover, PA (33), 15.650; 44. 97, Dean Jacobs, Wooster, OH (39), 15.719; 45. 11N, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (47), 15.808; 46. 02, Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI (43), 15.837; 47. 4S, Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH (46), 15.892

Heat one (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Chad Kemenah (6); 2. Daniel Harding (1); 3. Jeff Swindell (5); 4. Daryn Pittman (8) / 5. Scott Bogucki (4); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 7. Tasker Phillips (3); 8. Glen Saville (9) / 9. Matt Covington (2); 10. Mike Reinke (10)

Heat two (started), 10 Laps, 2:38.4: 1. Paige Polyak (1); 2. Logan Schuchart (2); 3. Shane Stewart (6); 4. Danny Dietrich (4) / 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (3); 6. Sammy Swindell (8); 7. Jason Sides (5); 8. Brian Brown (7) / 9. Josh Baughman (9); 10. Danny Smith (10);

Heat three (started), 10 Laps, 2:39.1: 1. Rico Abreu (2); 2. Colby Copeland (1); 3. Matt Juhl (4); 4. Wayne Johnson (5) / 5. Craig Dollansky (7); 6. Willie Croft (3); 7. Josh Schneiderman (6); 8. Ian Madsen (8) / 9. Chad Trout (9);

Heat four (started), 10 Laps, 2:41.7: 1. Dusty Zomer (6); 2. Johnny Herrera (1); 3. Donny Schatz (7); 4. Jamie Veal (8) / 5. Paul McMahan (5); 6. Brandon Wimmer (2); 7. Chase Johnson (3); 8. Logan Wagner (4) / 9. Dean Jacobs (9);

Heat five (started), 10 Laps, 2:39.4: 1. Greg Hodnett (1); 2. Davey Heskin (2); 3. Austin McCarl (4); 4. Dakota Hendrickson (5) / 5. Danny Holtgraver (8); 6. Matt Moro (3); 7. Jonathan Cornell (6); 8. AJ Moeller (7) / 9. Randy Hannagan (9);

C main (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.1: 1. Josh Baughman (2); 2. Randy Hannagan (3); 3. Chad Trout (1); 4. Danny Smith (5) / 5. Mike Reinke (6); DQ (Scales) Dean Jacobs (4); DNS - 7. Matt Covington

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:16.1: 1. Sammy Swindell (1); 2. Ian Madsen (2); 3. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 4. Craig Dollansky (6) / 5. Brian Brown (5); 6. Jason Sides (10); 7. Paul McMahan (11); 8. Danny Holtgraver (3); 9. Josh Schneiderman (8); 10. Sheldon Haudenschild (15); 11. Tasker Phillips (14); 12. Scott Bogucki (12); 13. Jonathan Cornell (9); 14. Brandon Wimmer (19); 15. Josh Baughman (21); 16. AJ Moeller (7); 17. Willie Croft (16); 18. Chase Johnson (17); 19. Randy Hannagan (22); 20. Logan Wagner (13); 21. Danny Smith (24); 22. Glen Saville (20); 23. Chad Trout (23); 24. Matt Moro (18)

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Shane Stewart (4); 2. Donny Schatz (6); 3. Chad Kemenah (5); 4. Daryn Pittman (8); 5. Jamie Veal (7); 6. Greg Hodnett (20); 7. Jeff Swindell (2); 8. Wayne Johnson (1); 9. Rico Abreu (14); 10. Dusty Zomer (3); 11. Craig Dollansky (24); 12. Danny Dietrich (10); 13. Sammy Swindell (21); 14. Ian Madsen (22); 15. Matt Juhl (11); 16. Logan Schuchart (13); 17. Austin McCarl (12); 18. Daniel Harding (16); 19. Dakota Hendrickson (9); 20. Davey Heskin (15); 21. Colby Copeland (18); 22. Paige Polyak (17); 23. Johnny Herrera (19); 24. Lynton Jeffrey (23). Lap Leaders: J. Swindell 1-9, Stewart 10-25. Hard-charger: Hodnett.

Wednesday Point Totals

1 9 Daryn Pittman 485
2 71 Jamie Veal 477
3 15 Donny Schatz 476
4 10H Chad Kemenah 476
5 2S Shane Stewart 472
6 1 Sammy Swindell 459
7 82 Dusty Zomer 456
8 2KS Craig Dollansky 454
9 47 Jeff Swindell 452
10 18 Ian Madsen 449
11 2C Wayne Johnson 443
12 12 Lynton Jeffrey 429
13 29 Danny Dietrich 427
14 09 Matt Juhl 422
15 24 Rico Abreu 420
16 10 Dakota Hendrickson 417
17 70 Danny Holtgraver 416
18 17A Austin McCarl 414
19 27 Greg Hodnett 412
20 21 Brian Brown 409
21 1S Logan Schuchart 405
22 12H Daniel Harding 393
23 49J Josh Schneiderman 392
24 56N Davey Heskin 391
25 7S Jason Sides 390
26 7 Paul McMahan 390
27 19P Paige Polyak 386
28 18W Colby Copeland 383
29 20 AJ Moeller 381
30 28 Jonathan Cornell 380
31 45X Johnny Herrera 377
32 84 Scott Bogucki 376
33 93 Sheldon Haudenschild 368
34 7W Tasker Phillips 362
35 26 Willie Croft 349
36 55W Logan Wagner 345
37 3G Brandon Wimmer 343
38 68 Chase Johnson 342
39 2M Matt Moro 331
40 17 Josh Baughman 316
41 75 Glen Saville 307
42 95 Matt Covington 304
43 11N Randy Hannagan 302
44 1X Chad Trout 298
45 4S Danny Smith 291
46 97 Dean Jacobs 280
47 02 Mike Reinke 275

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

2016 SPEEDWAY MOTORS/CHAMPION RACING OIL CENTRAL PA SPRINT CARS Presented by HOSEHEADS


2016 SPEEDWAY MOTORS/CHAMPION RACING OIL CENTRAL PA SPRINT CARS Presented by HOSEHEADS

 with associate sponsors; ButlerBuilt Seats, Conroy “Pneu” Control, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Maxim Chassis, RAACE,
  Eagle Motorsports Inc., Winters Performance Products, Capitol Renegade, Fast Tees and CnB Chubby.

Sunday August7th
  Wolfe & Dewease Are Repeat Winners

   The Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars fired off a two race weekend with a show at Williams Grove Speedway Friday night. Lucas Wolfe and the Zemco Team were testing out their Knoxville Nationals car and took the victory for their 3rd of the year. Saturday night Port Royal Speedway ran the Dream Race with Lance Dewease in the Kreitz Racing 69k getting their 9th win of the year and the $12,500 that went along with it.
The Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars will be back at Williams Grove Speedway Friday August 12th. Saturday August 13th the series is back to Lincoln Speedway after one weekend away. Also on August 13th Selinsgrove Speedway will host a rare Saturday night 410 sprint car show for the Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars.
Greg Hodnett leads the points with Danny Dietrich in 2nd and Lucas Wolfe in 3rd.
   Watch for news about the 2016 Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil
   Central PA Sprint Cars Presented by Hoseheads at
www.hoseheads.com/speedwaychampion.html


2016 SPEEDWAY MOTORS / CHAMPION RACING OIL
   CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA SPRINT CAR SERIES
   PRESENTED BY HOSEHEADS.COM

listing; position, car number driver, point total, series wins

AFTER; 8/6/16

1. 27 Greg Hodnett  1576 15
2. 48 Danny Dietrich 1081 5
3. 1 Lucas Wolfe  811 3
4. 19M Brent Marks  705 2
5. 21 Brian Montieth 668 3
6. 69k Lance Dewease 619 9
7. 87 Alan Krimes  600 1
8. 07 Doug Esh  548 2
9. 51s Stevie Smith  469 1
10. 51 Freddie Rahmer 458 2
11. 25 Aaron Ott  430 1
12. 94 Ryan Smith  413
13. 3z Brock Zearfoss 355 1
14. 11c Cory Haas  334
15 52 Austin Hogue  292 1
16. 17B Steve Buckwalter 266 2
17. 12 Blane Heimbach 230 1
18. M1 Mark Smith  212
19. 20 Ryan Taylor  208
20. 15 Adam Wilt  204
21. 16 Gerard McIntyre Jr 201
22. 55k Robbie Kendall 201
23. 55 Mike Wagner  189
24. 8 Billy Dietrich  179 1
25. 59 Jim Siegel  174


Coming Up

8/12 Williams Grove Speedway
8/13 Lincoln Speedway
8/13 Selinsgrove Speedway


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  CnB Chubby

 End of Season Product Sponsors: Shaver Wesmar Gear Drives, Panchos Racing Products, KSE Racing Products, Kreitz
 Oval Track Parts, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Rod End Supply, Zemco Speed Equipment, Triple X Race Co, ATL Fuel Cells,
 My Race Pass, Capitol Renegade, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Caskey Group, Infinity Designs.

Points tabulated by Bryan Householder