Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 18, 2020) - A 14 th-place run by Jason Sides last Thursday highlighted the weekend at Knoxville Raceway for Sides Motorsports.
Sides and Tim Kaeding teamed up to run The One and Only and the 9 th annual Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at the half-mile oval, where approximately 70 drivers competed during the event that replaced this year's Knoxville Nationals.
"We didn't qualify real well, but that put us on the front row for a heat race during both preliminary nights," Sides said. "You had to win that to make the feature. If you didn't it went back to your points. The first night we won the heat race."
The heat race victory locked Sides into the main event on Thursday. He then maneuvered from 20th to 14th in the A Main.
"The second night we didn't qualify real well again," he said. "We led the heat race for awhile and then Sheldon (Haudenschild) got by. That put us 14 th in the B Main."
Sides' night ended in the consolation race on Friday. He gained a position in a qualifier on Saturday to place fifth, which was one spot out of locking into the main event. That lined him up fourth in the B Main.
"We had a really good chance at making it," he said. "We raced hard with Kerry Madsen for fourth, especially at the end. That allowed (Donny) Schatz to get by both of us. We slid back after that when we missed the bottom and it let two or three cars go by the very last lap."
Sides was in a torrid battle for the fourth-and-final transfer spot throughout the B Main before he ended eighth.
Kaeding narrowly missed transferring into the main event during all three of the nights. He placed ninth, seventh and seventh, respectively, in the B Mains.
"We didn't really get a handle on it until the last race on Saturday," Sides said. "He went 13th to seventh in that race and was really good."
Sides plans on heading north to race with the World of Outlaws this Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., during the Second Leg of the Northern Tour and Saturday at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., during the Red River Rumble.
QUICK RESULTS -
Aug. 13 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 48; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 14 (20).
Aug. 14 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 43; Heat race: 2 (1); B Main: 18 (14).
Aug. 15 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifier: 5 (6); B Main: 8 (4).
Aug. 13 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 26; Heat race: 4 (4); B Main: 9 (5).
Aug. 14 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 34; Heat race: 2 (3); B Main: 7 (6).
Aug. 15 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifier: 7 (6); B Main: 7 (13).
SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -
50 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 6 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 32 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., for the Second Leg of the Northern Tour and Saturday at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., for the Red River Rumble with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
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"Shawn Dancer of Dancer Logistics has been with us for many years and he's helped us a ton," Sides said. "It's grown to be more of a friendship than a partnership."
Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., BR Motorsports, East Coast Logistics, King Racing Products, VRP Shocks, Jim Schuhknecht, R.E. Enterprises, TORA TORA, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Brad, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.
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