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World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway April 29-30 2005

Photos by Bill Wright

Friday 4-29-05

Chad Kemenah Kraig Kinser Ryan Coniam
Brian Paulus Brooke Tatnell Kevin Swindell
Jac Haudenschild Jon Agan Randy Hannagan
Daryn Pittman Jeremy Campbell Tim Shaffer
Brandon Wimmer Justin Henderson Brian Brown
Barry Ruble Don Droud Jr. Kerry Madsen
Lynton Jeffrey Ricky Logan Steve Kinser
Wayne Johnson Kaley Gharst Jesse Gianetto
Danny Lasoski Colin Northway Michael Jones
Billey Alley Ryan Anderson Stevie Smith
Mike Reinke Chad Meyer Calvin Landis
Eric Vanderploeg Larry Neighbors Tyler Houseman
Greg Jones Chris Walraven Clint Garner
Matt Moro Skip Jackson Mike Moore
Jerrel Slinkard Jaymie Moyle Brent Antill

Saturday 4-30-05    360 Sprints         Photos by Bill Wright

Jarod Smith Troy Meyer Johnny Anderson
Randy Martin John Kearney Dustin Selvage
Mike Houseman Mike Houseman Bob Schaeffer
Josh Higday Eddie Leavitt Jr. Michael Jones
Rager Phillips Nate Mosher Jon Corbin
DJ Heskin David Hesmer Brett Mather
Eric Jobe Rob Edwards Jaymie Moyle
Frankie Heimbaugh Joe Beaver Dusty Zomer
Nick Eastin Bronson Maeschen Dave Heskin
Pete Crall Bobby Mincer Davey Heskin
Alan Zoutte Larry Ball Jr. Jerry Crabb
Eric Mason Nate Van Haaften Stacey Alexander
David Hall Jake Peters Mike Houseman Jr.
John Hall John Schulz  

Photos by Doug Johnson

Steve Kinser

Steve Kinser won the 25 lap feature at the Knoxville Raceway

Steve Kinser

Steve Kinser won the 25 lap feature at the Knoxville Raceway

Joey Saldana

Joey Saldana set a new New Track Record at the Knoxville Raceway with a time of 14.903

Kinser-Lasoski

Danny Lasoski and Steve Kinser battle for the lead during Sat. night's 25 main event at the Knoxville Raceway

Smith-Sides

Stevie Smith #19 and Jason Sides fight for the final transfer spot into Sat. night's A main at the Knoxville Raceway.

Shaffer-Stewart

Tim Shaffer in the Casey's General Stores #6 and Shane Stewart in the Rudeen #26.

Larry Ball Jr.

Larry Ball Jr. won the 360 feature at the Knoxville Raceway

Zomer-Martin

#1Z Dusty Zomer slides between #14 Randy Martin and Mike Houseman.

4 Wide

4 wide from the Knoxville Raceway.

Results courtesy of  Bill Wright

Friday April 29, 2005

60 410s

Jac Haudenschild (10th car out to time) set quick time at 15.879 seconds. Brooke Tatnell (24th car out) was second quick, followed by Craig Dollansky (9th), Jesse Hockett (6th), Steve Kinser (48th), Danny Lasoski (17th), Don Droud Jr. (2nd), Kraig Kinser (3rd), Chad Kemenah (40th) and Justin Henderson (7th). Randy Hannagan suffered mechanical ills and struggled in one lap on the clock. Tyler Houseman was unable to get a time in. Only the top 48 were eligible for the heats, the rest went to the D main. The track was racy all night, but dried out and got wider as the night went on. All in all a great track for racing.

D main (started): 1. Hannagan 1x (10) 2. Michael Jones 1a (2) / 3. Peter Murphy 35 (1) 4. Chris Walraven 56 (7) 5. Barry Ruble 63 (4) 6. Greg Jones 35x (9) 7. Robert Bell 71 (8) 8. Jaymie Moyle 5m (6) 9. Larry Neighbors F5 (3) 10. Jerrel Slinkard 15s (5) DNS - Brent Antill 1B, Tyler Houseman 50

M. Jones led the 8 lapper until the sixth circuit, when a strong running Hannagan took the lead from him. Slinkard exited on lap four, Neighbors on lap six, and Moyle on lap seven. M. Jones held on to the final transfer to the C main over Murphy.

Heat one (started): 1. Matt Moro 47 (2) 2. Kemenah 15K (4) 3. K. Kinser (5) 4. Haudenschild 22 (6) 5. Paul McMahan 11H (7) / 6. Shane Stewart 26 (12) 7. Tim Shaffer 6 (8) 8. Ricky Logan 10 (9) 9. Billy Alley 22A (3) 10. Mike Reinke 02 (1) 11. Ryan Anderson 71R (11) 12. Kaley Gharst 44G (10)

Moro led flag to flag. Alley was running third on the second lap when he came to a stop in turn two. He restarted at the tail. The restart saw Moro leading Reinke, Kemenah, K. Kinser and Haudenschild. Kemenah used mostly the low groove to move into second, but never seriously challenged a strong running Moro. A fine run by Stewart ended up one spot short of a transfer.

Heat two (started): 1. Wayne Johnson 14AJ (3) 2. Tatnell 8 (6) 3. Terry McCarl 24 (2) 4. Jason Solwold R19 (11) 5. Kevin Swindell 1 (1) / 6. Clint Garner 40 (8) 7. Henderson D11 (4) 8. Stevie Smith 19 (10) 9. Droud 17G (5) 10. Jon Agan 4 (7) 11. Jeremy Campbell 10c (9) DNS - Colin Northway 60

Johnson took the low line around front row starters, K. Swindell and McCarl and never looked back. Tatnell looked particularly strong, battling with McCarl for the runner-up position. Solwold started scratch and outdueled South Dakota natives Henderson and Garner for a transfer spot after a lap eight restart for Agan, who came to a stop.

Heat three (started): 1. Sammy Swindell 5 (2) 2. Tim Kaeding 83 (1) 3. Lasoski 20 (5) 4. Dollansky 7 (6) 5. Brian Paulus 28 (4) / 6. Daryn Pittman 21 (3) 7. Jason Sides 7s (10) 8. Tim St. Arnold 7w (9) 9. Chad Meyer 1w (8) 10. Ryan Coniam 46 (7) 11. Eric Vanderploeg 7x (11) DNS - Lynton Jeffrey 4AU

S. Swindell led Kaeding flag to flag. Lasoski found the low groove to his liking in battling Pittman, Paulus and Dollansky and moving into the show position.

Heat four (started): 1. Calvin Landis 70 (2) 2. Jason Meyers 14 (8) 3. S. Kinser 11 (5) 4. Brian Brown 21B (1) 5. Kerry Madsen 55 (3) / 6. Hockett 9 (6) 7. Donny Schatz 15 (11) 8. Brandon Wimmer 7TW (10) 9. Joey Saldana 2 (7) 10. Skip Jackson 2AU (9) 11. Jesse Giannetto D1 (4) 12. Mike Moore 69 (12)

Landis took the lap one lead from Brown. Brown came back to the point, but the pass was negated when Giannetto, running fifth, spun and restarted at the tail. Landis cruised the rest of the way in a mostly single-file event. Meyers was into third by lap two from his row four starting spot after a questionable start for the entire field.

C main (started): 1. Smith (3) 2. Stewart (9) / 3. Jackson (1) 4. Sides (4) 5. Wimmer (5) 6. Hannagan (13) 7. Vanderploeg (11) 8. Moore (10) 9. Gharst (2) 10. M. Jones (12) 11. Anderson (6) 12. St. Arnold (7) 13. Schatz (8) DNS - Northway

A more star-studded C main you won't find this side of Nationals. Schatz exited on lap two in anticipation of a feature provisional. Jackson took the early advantage and looke to be cruising in the ten lapper before St. Arnold stopped on lap seven. The restart saw Jackson leading Smith, Sides, Wimmer and Stewart. Stewart took full advantage of the restart and captured the final transfer in the last three laps. Smith took the lead from Jackson on lap eight and Stewart followed suit in a nice run.

Dash one (started): 1. Haudenschild (1) 2. Lasoski (3) 3. Madsen (5) 4. Kemenah (4) 5. Dollansky (2) 6. Moro (6)

Haudenschild led throughout. Madsen turned it on the final two laps. In a slingshot move he took to the cushion and passed both Dollansky and Kemenah to come home third.

Dash two (started): 1. Tatnell (1) 2. S. Kinser (2) 3. Paulus (4) 4. K. Kinser (3) 5. Johnson (5) 6. McCarl (6)

Tatnell and S. Kinser's duel for the win was almost as entertaining as the one Johnson and McCarl were putting on for fifth. The computers say Johnson beat McCarl to the line, but that's the only way we knew for sure.

B main (started): 1. Alley (6) 2. Droud (2) 3. Hockett (1) 4. Pittman (5) / 5. Stewart (16) 6. Saldana (10) 7. Giannetto (4) 8. Shaffer (11) 9. Henderson (3) 10. Coniam (9) 11. Logan (14) 12. Garner (12) 13. Reinke (7) 14. Campbell (15) 15. Agan (8) 16. Meyer (13) 17. Smith (17) DNS - Jeffrey

Droud led most of the way, but a strong running Alley, back in the family car, took the point on lap 10 of 12. Stewart and Pittman went at it for the final transfer and traded the spot a couple of times. A magnificent drive by Stewart came up one spot short. The WoO used their allotment of provisionals for the night and there still weren't enough for Stewart, Shaffer, Sides, Wimmer, etc.

A main (started): 1. Lasoski (3) 2. S. Kinser (4) 3. K. Kinser (8) 4. McCarl (12) 5. Haudenschild (1) 6. Kaeding (20) 7. Johnson (10) 8. Dollansky (9) 9. Pittman (15) 10. Kemenah (7) 11. Madsen (5) 12. Schatz (25, pr.) 13. Moro (11) 14. Droud (14) 15. Meyers (23) 16. Brown (19) 17. Alley (16) 18. S. Swindell (17) 19. McMahan (22) 20. Paulus (6) 21. Meyer (28, pr.) 22. Saldana (27, pr.) 23. Tatnell (2) 24. K. Swindell (21) 25. Hockett (13) 26. Solwold (24) 27. Landis (18) 28. Jackson (26, pr.)

WoO provisionals Schatz and Saldana were joined by track provisionals, Jackson and Meyer. Tatnell seized control of the 20 lapper. S. Swindell contacted the turn two berm and spun on lap four. The restart saw Tatnell leading S. Kinser, Lasoski, Haudenschild and K. Kinser. The next seven laps saw a good battle for the runner-up position, with Lasoski seizing it from S. Kinser before a lap 11 spin by Meyer. With nine laps remaining, it took seven of them for Tatnell to hit lapped traffic. He slid by Landis fine, but clipped Hockett on the way by. The result of the contact saw the leader spin towards the turn two wall, thwarting his shot at his first Knoxville win on the white flag lap. Lasoski led the green, white, and checkered laps for his 85th Knoxville tally. Kaeding continued his hot hand at Knoxville, cruising from 20th to sixth. McCarl turned some bad luck around by coming home fourth and locking himself into Saturday's feature.

     Results for Saturday 4-30-05

56 410s - 43 360s

410s

Joey Saldana (37th car out to time) broke the seven year old Knoxville track record set by Don Droud Jr. by topping all times with a lap of 14.908 seconds. Brian Paulus (5th car out) also broke the old record, but was second fast, followed by Sammy Swindell (9th) and Chad Kemenah (52nd), who were both under the 15 second bracket. Jason Meyers (11th) was sixth quick, followed by Brooke Tatnell (43rd), Donny Schatz (19th), Jac Haudenschild (23rd), Craig Dollansky (8th) and Randy Hannagan (15th). Kevin Swindell was light at the scales and was given one lap at the end to time. Why? Danny Lasoski, Steve Kinser, Kraig Kinser and Terry McCarl were locked into the dash based on Friday's finish.

Heat one (started): 1. Saldana 2 (4) 2. Dollansky 7 (2) 3. Haudenschild 22 (3) 4. Tim Kaeding 83 (5) / 5. Justin Henderson D11 (8) 6. Jon Agan 4 (6) 7. Billy Alley 22A (7) 8. Peter Murphy 35 (9) 9. Jaymie Moyle 5m (1) 10. Eric Vanderploeg 7x (11) 11. Ryan Anderson 71R (12) 12. Barry Ruble 63 (10) DNS - Colin Northway 60

Dollansky shot out to the early advantage in the eight lapper, before Ruble and Anderson made contact in turn four on lap three, bringing out a caution for a spun Ruble. Saldana proved his track record was no fluke, as he passed Dollansky on lap three for the point and pulled away to a win by the length of the straightaway.

Heat two (started): 1. Paul McMahan 11H (1) 2. Schatz 15 (3) 3. Hannagan 1x (2) 4. Wayne Johnson 14AJ (8) / 5. Jason Sides 7s (5) 6. Brandon Wimmer 7TW (10) 7. Jason Solwold R19 (9) 8. Daryn Pittman 21 (11) 9. Chris Walraven 56 (6) 10. Greg Jones 35x (13) 11. Mike Moore 69 (12) 12. Paulus 28 (4) 13. Clint Garner 40 (7)

McMahan led flag to flag. Paulus was running strong when he got sideways on lap three and collected a helpless Garner. Both suffered too much damage to continue. Sides and Johnson exchanged sliders in a heated battle for the final transfer spot. Johnson "got wide" coming for the checkered flag and took the transfer spot.

Heat three (started): 1. Tim Shaffer 6 (1) 2. Shane Stewart 26 (2) 3. Tatnell 8 (3) 4. S. Swindell 5 (4) / 5. Ricky Logan 10 (6) 6. Brian Brown 21B (7) 7. Stevie Smith 19 (5) 8. Jesse Hockett 9 (10) 9. Calvin Landis 70 (8) 10. Ryan Coniam 46 (9) 11. Kaley Gharst 44G (11) 12. Michael Jones 1a (12) DNS - Brent Antill 1B

Stewart and Shaffer raced side by side, until Shaffer took command on lap two and led the distance in a mostly single-file affair.

Heat four (started): 1. Don Droud Jr. 17G (1) 2. Kerry Madsen 55 (6) 3. Jeremy Campbell 10c (5) 4. Skip Jackson 2AU (2) / 5. Matt Moro 47 (9) 6. K. Swindell 1 (8) 7. Meyers 14 (3) 8. Chad Meyer (10) 9. Lynton Jeffrey 4AU (11) 10. Robert Bell 71 (12) 11. Kemenah 15K (4) 12. Jesse Giannetto D1 (7)

Meyers wrestled the lead from Droud at the outset. Meyers got sideways in turn four on the second go-around. Kemenah, running fourth, had nowhere to go and bumped Jackson trying to avoid Meyers. The result was a broken front end and a trip to the pits. Giannetto made heavy contact with Meyers and flipped. He was uninjured, but done for the night. Meyers restarted at the tail. The beneficiaries were locals Droud, Madsen and Jackson, who made the show.

C main (started): 1. Solwold (2) 2. Murphy (1) / 3. Moro (4) 4. Pittman (9) 5. Coniam (3) 6. Wimmer (6) 7. Hockett (7) 8. Vanderploeg (8) 9. Moore (11) 10. M. Jones (14) 11. Anderson (12) 12. Ruble (5) 13. Bell (13) 14. Gharst (10) 15. G. Jones (15) DNS - Lynton Jeffrey, Chad Meyer

Solwold led flag to flag. The lone stoppage came for a stopped G. Jones on lap two.

Dash (started): 1. Lasoski (1) 2. S. Kinser (2) 3. McCarl (4) 4. S. Swindell (6) 5. K. Kinser (3) 6. Saldana (5)

Lasoski and S. Kinser put on a side-by-side duel for the win, with the "King" falling just short at the line.

B main (started): 1. Paulus (1) 2. Kemenah (2) 3. Meyers (3) 4. Sides (5) / 5. Smith (6) 6. Alley (10) 7. Garner (11) 8. Agan (7) 9. Solwold (15) 10. Logan (9) 11. Landis (13) 12. Henderson (14) 13. K. Swindell (16) 14. Murphy (17) 15. Walraven (8) 16. Brown (12) 17. Moyle (4) DNS - Giannetto

Paulus led Kemenah and Meyers in mostly single-file action. There was a race-long duel for the final transfer. A couple of wicked slide jobs by Sides, were countered by Smith. One final dusting got Sides the position by half a car length.

A main (started): 1. S. Kinser (2) 2. Lasoski (1) 3. S. Swindell (4) 4. McCarl (3) 5. Paulus (7) 6. Kaeding (20) 7. Saldana (6) 8. Shaffer (18) 9. K. Kinser (5) 10. Meyers (9) 11. Kemenah (8) 12. Dollansky (13) 13. Stewart (15) 14. McMahan (19) 15. Tatnell (10) 16. Sides (21) 17. Pittman (25, pr.) 18. Schatz (11) 19. Johnson (24) 20. Hannagan (14) 21. Brown (26, pr.) 22. Haudenschild (12) 23. Droud (17) 24. Jackson (16) 25. Murphy (27, pr.) 26. Campbell (22) 27. Madsen (23) 28. Meyer (28, pr.)

The first two rows held a total of 222 Knoxville 410 wins, and four of the top six all-time feature winners at Knoxville. Amazing. The WoO needed their full compliment of provisionals again. S. Kinser shot out to an early advantage in the non-stop 25 lapper over Lasoski. The maestros were soon in traffic and Lasoski found a way under S. Kinser on lap eleven. The "King" got his elbows up and was a master at work in traffic, often running through the middle between cars in traffic. He caught Lasoski and passed him on lap 14. He never looked back in scoring his 58th tally at Knoxville Raceway. Another strong performance was turned in by McCarl in fourth. For the second night in a row, Kaeding went from 20th to 6th in the feature.

360s

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Dusty Zomer 1z (2*) 2. Troy Meyer 11m (1*) 3. David Hall 51 (6*) 4. Larry Ball Jr. 5J (8*) 5. Josh Higday 4T (9*) 6. John Schulz 2 (5) 7. Jarod Smith 48 (3) 8. Frankie Heimbaugh 04 (10) 9. Mitchell Alexander 6 (4) 10. Alan Zoutte 33 (7) 11. Nate Van Haaften 3 (11)

Zomer rode the cushion to take the lead from Meyer and the outset and rolled to victory. Ball looked strong from 8th and came just short of getting by Hall at the line.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Jake Peters 57x (2*) 2. Johnny Anderson 7a (3*) 3. Joe Beaver 53 (1*) 4. David Hesmer 1 (6*) 5. Brett Mather 54 (9) 6. Nate Mosher 22N (7) 7. Jerry Crabb 12x (4) 8. Mike Houseman Jr. Y5 (8) 9. Davey Heskin 56x (11) 10. Dan Thornburg 57T (5) 11. Dustin Selvage 7 (10)

Peters led flag to flag. The best race was for second where Anderson held off Beaver by using a tack low side.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Mike Houseman Y2 (2*) 2. Bobby Mincer 10 (1*) 3. John Kearney 83B (9*) 4. Rager Phillips 9 (6*) 5. Pete Crall 11 (4) 6. Rob Edwards 22 (7) 7. Tom Lenz 8L (8) 8. John Hall 7H (5) 9. Bob Schaeffer 12 (10) 10. Stacey Alexander 126 (11) 11. Dave Heskin 84 (3)

Mincer took the early lead. Houseman was strong on the bottom and reeled Mincer in slowly, taking the lead from him on lap four. Lenz started at the tail after spinning on the first try at a start. Kearney used his experience to get around Phillips in the final corner to complete a nice run.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Randy Martin 14 (1*) 2. Bronson Maeschen 96 (7*) 3. Jon Corbin 33c (4*) 4. Eddie Leavitt Jr. F4 (6) 5. Eric Mason B29 (2) 6. DJ Heskin 56 (3) 7. Eric Jobe 23 (9) 8. Ryan Jamison 51J (10) 9. Stevie Walsh 20 (8) 10. Nick Eastin 25 (5)

Martin led the distance. Maeschen went from 7th to 2nd on the first lap, but had nothing for Martin.

C main (started): 1. J. Hall (1) 2. Walsh (4) / 3. Schaeffer (2) 4. M. Alexander (3) 5. Eastin (8) 6. Dave Heskin (11) 7. Thornburg (7) 8. Van Haaften (9) 9. Selvage (10) 10. Zoutte (6) 11. S. Alexander (5)

J. Hall led flag to flag. Schaeffer, on his way home to CO from Memphis, was testing and tuning for the 360 Nationals. Schaeffer held second until Walsh moved around him on the cushion with two to go.

B main (started): 1. Mather (2) 2. Schulz (6) 3. Leavitt (1) 4. Smith (12) / 5. Lenz (11) 6. Heimbaugh (13) 7. Crall (3) 8. Mosher (7) 9. Edwards (5) 10. Mason (4) 11. Crabb (14) 12. Houseman Jr. (15) 13. Davey Heskin (16) 14. J. Hall (17) 15. Walsh (18) 16. DJ Heskin (8) 17. Jobe (9) 18. Jamison (10)

Mather led throughout. Davey Heskin spun on lap two. Mather led Leavitt, Schulz, DJ Heskin and Jamison back to the green flag. Schulz moved into second, and Jobe into the final transfer before DJ Heskin spun on lap six. Jobe and Smith battled for the final transfer. On the white flag lap, both went for the same piece of real estate in turn three, and the result was a violent flip for Jobe. He was uninjured, but the car was toast.

A main (started): 1. Ball (1) 2. Anderson (3) 3. Zomer (8) 4. Kearney (9) 5. Peters (7) 6. Martin (5) 7. D. Hall (4) 8. Schulz (18) 9. Maeschen (10) 10. Meyer (2) 11. Smith (20) 12. Higday (13) 13. Corbin (12) 14. Beaver (14) 15. Mather (17) 16. Mincer (11) 17. Leavitt (19) 18. Houseman (6) 19. Hesmer (15) 20. Phillips (16)

Ball dominated the event. Three stoppages slowed the action. Hesmer spun on lap two, and Phillips tagged the wall on the restart. Both would exit the event. Zomer took advantage on the restart, shooting from fifth to third. That's where he would end up. Beaver brought out the final caution with a fourth lap spin in the 15 lapper. Good charges by Kearney, and Schulz, who earned an extra $100 for being the hard-charger of the event. The win was Ball's second at Knoxville.

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