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2004 360 Tourmament of Champions at Knoxville Raceway 8-8-04

Tracy Nichols Toby Brown Travis Rilat
Terry Hinck Zach Chappell A.G. Rains
Jeff Lowery Tony Bruce Jr. Gary Wright
Preston Peebles Randy Martin Manny Rockhold
Kevin Walsh View of the pits Roger Rager
Dave Glennon View of the pits Glen Styres
Tony Crank Gary Lee Maier Cody Geldart
Mike Trent Sean McClelland Roger Rager
Natalie Sather View of the pits Phil Dietz
Dain Naida Dustin Daggett Jerry Brey
Rick Ideus Darren Stewart Chris Roseland
Sean McClelland Brett Mather View of the pits
Mark Broughman Roger Crockett View of the pits
View of the pits Jesse Gianetto Matt Sutton
Brian Hetrick Loren Langerud - 360 TOC Winner Dave Becker
Cody Branchcomb Johnny Anderson Dave Becker
Kramer Williamson Eric Vanderploeg Warren Mahoney
Steve Leiber View of the pits David Hesmer
Stevie Walse Eric Jobe Brad Wright
Larry Ball Jr. Darren Long John Schulz
Jason Danley Ryan Jamison View of the pits
Josh Schneiderman Eric Mason Bret Golic
Bobby Hawks Mitchell Alexander View of the pits
View of the pits Stacey Alexander Seth Brahmer
Overhead view of the pits Overhead view of the pits Drivers Meeting
Victory Lane Stage & Hall of Fame View of the pits View of the pits
View of the pits View of the pits View of the pits
View of turns 1 & 2 360 TOC Event Trophies Drivers Meeting
Diagonal view of TOC infield View of center of infield View of turns 3 & 4
Doug & Justin Clark View of turn 2 & Hall of Fame Roger Rager
Darren Long John Schulz Loren Langerud
Preston Peebles Tony Bruce Jr. Matt Sutton
Natalie Sather Gary Lee Maeir Joe Beaver
Darren Long Natalie Sather Ryan Jamison
Cars ready to push off Donnie Steward Roger Crockett
Zach Chappell & Travis Rilat Bobby Mincer Mike Trent
Jake Peters & Ray Allen Kulhanek Mark Broughman Eric Jobe
Eric Mason Bobby Hawks Cody Branchcomb
Jake Peters Kramer Williamson Chris Roseland
Josh Newberry Gary Wright Jesse Gianetto
David Hesmer Manny Rockhold Glen Styres
Larry Ball Jr. A.G. Rains Johnny Anderson
Gary Wright A very cool sunset at Knoxville A very cool sunset at Knoxville
View of infield with sunset background View of turn 2 & Hall of Fame  

Racing Action Video Clips

Racing Action Racing Action Racing Action

Results Courtesy of Bill Wright

Knoxville Raceway -  360 Tournament of Champions68 cars

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Joe Beaver 53 KNOX (2*) 2. Loren Langerud 56 WISSOTA (4*) 3. Donnie Steward 16s SIA (1) 4. Garry Lee Maier 11x ASCS (8*) 5. Preston Peebles II 11P ASCS-S (6) 6. John Schulz 2s SIA (7) 7. Brett Golik 5G KNOX (9) 8. Tony Crank 9c WOW (12) 9. Phil Dietz 72 MST (5) 10. Brian Hetrick 35 SIA (11) 11. Ryan Jamison 51J SIA (3) 12. Darren Long 7 NRA (10)

Beaver led the distance on a heavy and narrow surface. Long started deep in the pack and found his way by Maier with two to go for fifth. On the white flag lap he tried to dive under Jamison for fourth to no avail. The move sidelined both for the night, with Jamison taking a tumble upside down. He was uninjured. The elimination of the two cars gave Maier enough points to make the A.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Brett Mather 54 KNOX (2*) 2. Dave Glennon 5 WISSOTA (1*) 3. Roger Rager 6R WISSOTA (5*) 4. Tony Bruce Jr. 18 ASCS-S (6) 5. Rick Ideus 5B EAGLE (7) 6. Matt Sutton 3 SIA (3) 7. Seth Brahmer 13 EAGLE (11) 8. Dustin Daggett 85 SOD (12) 9. Natalie Sather 94s ASCS (10) 10. Josh Schneiderman 49 SIA (8) 11. Brad Wright 27 EAGLE (9) 12. Dave Becker 7B WISSOTA (4)

Mather led flag to flag in the ten lapper. Becker went pitside on lap five while running a strong third. Rager moved up nicely, while Bruce managed to hold off Ideus in a good battle for fourth.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Roger Crockett 11 NST (1*) 2. Cody Geldart 6G SOS (3*) 3. Zach Chappell 50z ASCS (6*) 4. Randy Martin 14 WOW (9) 5. Tracy Nichols 19 WOW (5) 6. Bobby Mincer 15 SIA (4) 7. Kramer Williamson URC (11) 8. Jerry Brey MST (8) 9. Matt Harms 53H SIA (7) 10. Mark Broughman 52 SOD (2) DQ - Ray Allen Kulhanek 77 ASCS-GS (10)

Kulhanek was DQed for not staging in time. Crocket led the distance while Martin was the man on the move. Starting towards the rear he charged to fourth, but it still was not good enough to make the A.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Eric Jobe 23 KNOX (1*) 2. Mike Trent 23x KNOX (3*) 3. Eric Mason B29 KNOX (2) 4. Travis Rilat 29 ASCS (8*) 5. Jake Peters 57x KNOX (7) 6. Sean McClelland 1x ASCS-S (4) 7. Bobby Hawks 5H SIA (5) 8. Stevie Walsh 20 SIA (6) 9. Steve Leiber 62B NRA (10) 10. John Kearney 83 KNOX (11) 11. Cody Branchcomb 94 ASCS (9)

Jobe led the distance. Trent and Mason exchanged slide jobs before Trent took the spot for good on the second go-around. Rilat moved up nicely to garner a transfer and came just short of getting by Mason for third at the line. Peters pass for fifth came on the last lap.

Heat five (started, *qualfied for feature): 1. Manny Rockhold 50 SIA (2*) 2. Terry Hinck 21H WOW (3*) 3. Nick Mulheim 38m SOD (1) 4. Stacey Alexander 126 KNOX (8*) 5. Gary Wright 9 ASCS (11) 6. Glenn Styres 0 SOS (6) 7. Chris Roseland 84 EAGLE (5) 8. Kevin Welsh 18w URC (9) 9. A.G. Rains 3R ASCS (10) 10. Mitchell Alexander 6 KNOX (7) 11. Jason Danley 82 EAGLE (4)

Rockhold checked out from the field immediately and never looked back in the non-stop event. Hinck and Mulheim battled throughout for second with Hinck barely holding on at the line. Wright came just short of fourth and a transfer to the A after a fine charge from the tail.

Heat six (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Dave Hesmer 1 KNOX (1*) 2. Darren Stewart 91x ASCS (3*) 3. Larry Ball Jr. 5J SIA (6*) 4. Jeff Lowery 45 EAGLE (2) 5. Jesse Giannetto D1 SIA (11) 6. Eric Vanderploeg 24 KNOX (10) 7. Johnny Anderson 7a KNOX (7) 8. Dain Naida 54N SOD (9) 9. Warren Mahoney 25 SOS (5) 10. Justin Newberry 36 SIA (8) 11. Toby Brown 61a ASCS (4)

Hesmer led a stout field for the duration. Giannetto made a nice charge and came up short on a bid for fourth at the line.

B main one (started): 1. Ideus (3) 2. Daggett (10) / 3. Golik (7) 4. Bruce (2) 5. Schulz (6) 6. Dietz (12) 7. Steward (1) 8. Sutton (9) 9. Peebles (4) 10. Sather (11) 11. Crank (8) 12. Schneiderman (14) 13. Wright (15) 14. Hetrick (13) 15. Brahmer (5) DNS - Jamison, Long, Becker

Schneiderman spun on the initial start. Bruce shot out to the early lead in the 15 lapper before Brahmer lost his driveline and came to a rest on the backstretch on lap three. He was taken to the hospital for observation. The restart saw Bruce leading Schulz, Ideus, Steward and Peebles back to green. Ideus had been good late in races all weekend and took the lead from bruce on lap 11. Daggett had used the high side to move into third before Schneiderman suffered a flat right front tire on lap 13, bunching the field again. Daggett used the opportunity to move by Bruce for the final transfer into the A.

B main two (started): 1. Martin (1) 2. Peters (3) / 3. Kearney (13) 4. Nichols (4) 5. Walsh (10) 6. Brey (9) 7. Branchcomb (15) 8. Kulhanek (16) 9. Leiber (11) 10. McClelland (7) 11. Braughman (14) 12. Harms (12) 13. Mason (2) 14. Mincer (6) 15. Hawks (8) 16. Williamson (5)

Martin jumped out to a big advantage with Peters in tow. The race was slowed by a caution for debris on lap three. Williamson exited at this time while running fifth. Three more circuits passed before Mason slowed while running third and he coasted low in turn three, swerving in front of a charging Mincer. Mincer had nowhere to go and flipped. Both were unhurt. The lap six restart saw Martin leading Peters, Nichols, Walsh and Kearney back to green. Kearney managed two more spots in the final nine laps, but it wasn't enough to overtake the strong lead pair.

B main three (started): 1. Wright (1) 2. Giannetto (2) / 3. Johnny Anderson 7a (8) 4. Welsh (9) 5. Lowery (4) 6. Vanderploeg (5) 7. Roseland (7) 8. Danley (15) 9. Styres (6) 10. M. Alexander (14) 11. Mahoney (12) 12. Naida (10) 13. Newberry (13) 14. Mulheim (3) 15. Rains (11) DNS - Brown

Wright led the distance despite two stoppages. Lap two saw Rains come to a stop and exit. Mulheim and Giannetto put on a good race for second with Mulheim taking the spot after the restart. The youngster dueled with the Bulldogg but lost a cylinder and retired, ending his bid for a transfer. Naida spun on lap nine bringing out the final caution. By this time J. Anderson was charging, but he couldn't find the speed to overtake Giannetto and move on. Welsh was also coming on late, a prelude to his A main run.

A main (started): 1. Langerud (3) 2. Crockett (2) 3. Maier (14) 4. Chappell (9) 5. Rilat (17) 6. Ball (13) 7. Rockhold (4) 8. Jobe (1) 9. Ideus (22) 10. Rager (16) 11. Welsh (26) 12. Geldart (8) 13. Glennon (15) 14. S. Alexander (18) 15. Brey (25) 16. Kulhanek (28) 17. Leiber (29) 18. Mather (5) 19. Trent (10) 20. Wright (20) 21. Daggett (24) 22. Hesmer (7) 23. Peters (23) 24. Beaver (6) 25. Martin (19) 26. Danley (30) 27. McClelland (27) 28. Giannetto (21) 29. Hinck (11) DQ - Stewart (12)

Series provisionals for the event were Brey, Welsh, McClelland, Kulhanek, Leiber and Danley. Mather and McClelland performed spins before the event would complete a lap. Both would restart. Crockett jumped out to a good lead when the green flew on the 30 lapper. Geldart's front bumper fell off, triggering a caution on lap five and sending the 16 year old to the rear of the field. On the restart, Crockett led Jobe, Langerud, Rockhold and Hesmer. By lap 14, Langerud and moved around Jobe and took the point from Crockett. Two laps later, Giannetto, who had surged to 13th from row 11, broke a wheel and came to a rest. Martin who was running just behind him was involved in the fray, but restarted. Now Langerud had Hesmer on his tail, followed by Crockett, Stewart and Beaver. Beaver had a rear end problem on lap 20 and ducked out. An ignition problem sidelined second place Hesmer on lap 25. Stewart moved around Langerud in traffic for the lead on lap 27, but the pass was negated when Daggett, who had moved up to 15th from the 12th row came to a stop in turn three. The three lap dash restart now saw Langerud leading Stewart, Crockett, a surging Wright and Maier. Langerud was able to ride the high side with a clear track ahead to take the win. Wright bowed out on lap 28 while running fourth. Stewart proved to be light at the scales and was DQed giving second to Crockett and third to Maier. Welsh proved to be the hard-charger moving up 15 spots.

Unofficial team scoring: 1. ASCS - 93 2. Knoxville - 89 3. WISSOTA - 69 4. Sprint Invaders - 52 5. NST - 29 6. Eagle - 27 7. URC - 20 8. SOS - 19 9. MST - 16 10. ASCS - GS - 15 11. NRA - 14 12. SOD - 10 13. WOW - 8 14. ASCS - S - 4

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