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16th Annual 2006 Knoxville 360 Nationals August 3-5
|Joe Wood||Tim Gee||Herman Klein|
|Preston Peebles||#9||Jason Johnson|
|Jason Johnson||Natalie Sather||Abe Sherwood|
|Nick Smith||BJ Ray||Gene Lasker|
|Mike Sitzman Jr.||Lee Sowell||Matt Tiffany|
|Larry Neighbors||Jesse Gianetto||Gary Lee Maier|
|Brian Brown||Sean McClelland||TJ Winegardner|
|Travis Rilat||Sean Walden||Dave Glennon|
|Kevin Welsh||Steve King||Chris Schnelzle|
|Troy Meyer||Dale Howard||Luke Hall|
|Don Droud Jr.||Brett Geldner||Seth Brahmer|
|Mike Brecht||Dustin Lindquist||View of the pits|
|Hoosier Tire Vender||Ben Rutan||Ryan Voss|
|Chuck Swenson||Gary Fast||Josh Higday|
|Josh Riggins||Jerry Brey||Jessica Zemken|
|Brett Mather||Matt Harms||Jake Martens|
|Mike Chadd||Billy Alley||View of the pits|
|Danny Martin Jr.||Dusty Zomer||View of the pits|
|Kevin Ramey||Dustin Daggett||Danny Horner|
|Overhead view of the pits||Overhead view of the pits||Justin Zimmerman|
|Eric Lutz||Rager Phillips||Nate Van Haafen|
|Stacey Alexander||Rick Ideus||Josh Schneiderman|
|Ricky Logan||Sye Anderson||view of the pits|
|View of the pits||View of the pits||View of the front straight|
|Victory Lane & Hall of Fame||Front straight & turns 1 & 2||Infield & Hall of Fame|
|View of Infield||View of turns 3 & 4||View of turns 3 & 4 & Scoreboard|
|Front straight & turns 3 & 4||Victory & Infield||View or turns 1 & 2|
|View of turn 2 & Infield||View of Infield||Push Trucks ready to go work!|
|Gene Lasker||#1S||Ryan Voss|
|Dave Glennon||Preston Peebles||Nick Smith|
|Matt Harms||Josh Higday||Rick Ideus|
|Travis Rilat||Robert Ballou||BJ Fay|
|#1S||Travis Rilat||Dale Howard|
|Luke Hall, Mike Houseman Jr. & Rick Ideus||David Hall||Don Droud Jr.|
|Rick Ideus||Larry Neighbors||Sean McClelland|
|Cars ready to push off||Kevin Welsh||Brett Geldner|
|Sean Walden||BJ Fay||Winegardner|
|Robert Ballou||Brett Gelner||Brook Weibley|
|Ryan Voss||Tyler Thompson, Cape Girardeau, MO||Kevin Welsh|
|Bret Geldner||Robert Ballou||Cars ready to push off|
|Josh Schneiderman||Tyler Thompson||Brian Brown|
|Jesse Gianetto & Dustin Selvage||Mike Brecht||Steve King|
|Joe Wood||Dustin Daggett||Danny Martin Jr. & Jesse Gianetto|
|Natalie Sather||Brett Mather||Jesse Gianetto|
|Steve King||Gary Fast||Mike Brecht|
|Eric Lutz||Billy Alley||Seth Brahmer|
|Dustin Lindquist||Ricky Loga||Mike Sitzmann Jr.|
|Billy Alley||Mike Chadd||Josh Riggins|
|Eric Lutz||Lee Sowell||Dustin Lindquist|
|Gary Lee Maier||Seth Brahmer||Dusty Zomer|
|Tim Gee||Nate Van Haaften & Jason Johnson||Chuck Swenson|
|Dustin Selvage||Stacey Alexanger & Nick Smith||Sye Anderson|
|Dave Glennon||Friday Night Event Trophies||Saturday Night Event Trophies|
|Jonathan Allard||Lance Yonge||Bryan Howland|
|Danny Jennings||Jerrod Hull||Curt Michael|
|Randy Martin||Cory Seeling||Toby Brown|
|Luke Cranston||Wade Nygard||Chad Meinholdt|
|Lee Grosz||Chris Morgan||Frankie Heimbaugh|
|Brian Thomas||Cameron McGahan||Danny Horner|
|View of the pits||Brandon Harkness||Nate Mosher|
|JD Johnson||Johnny Anderson||Travis Rilat|
|Jake Peters||View of the pits||Toby Chapman|
|Clint Garner||Jonathan Allard||Jeff Mitrisin|
|Ray Allen||Eric Baldacinni||View of the pits|
|Gary Lee Maier||Mark Pace||Tim Gee|
|Bronson Harkness||Scott Winters||Natalie Sather|
|Eric Jobe||Gary Wright||Victory Lane & Hall of Fame|
|KNIA Radio - Dereck Cardwell & Chuck Beadles||View of the infield||View of the infield|
|View of the infield||Victory Lane & infield||Ryan Jamison|
|Doc Sloan||Cory Seeling||Gary Lee Maier|
|Dustin Selvage||Gary Lee Maier||Randy Martin|
|Brian Brown||Billy Alley||Jon Corbin|
|Trevor Green||Chris Schmelzel||Kyle Hurst|
|Chad Meyer||Calvin Landis||Toni Lutar|
|Rager Phillips||Robert Ballou||Tony Schilling|
|Chad Hillier||Kaley Gharst||View of the pits|
|Ricky Logan||Jonathan Allard||Tyler Walker|
|Bronson Maeschen||Eric Vanderploeg||Matt Wasmund|
|Clint Garner||Ricky Logan||Chris Walraven|
|Dave Saffell||Randy Andeson||Rager Philips|
|Jon Corbin||Brian Brown||Clint Garner|
|Jesse Gianetto||Lynton Jeffrey||Nick Smith|
|Jon Corbin||Tim St. Arnold||Jon Agan|
|Skip Jackson||Matt Wasmund & Billy Alley||Lynton Jeffrey|
|Rager Phillips||Car's ready to push off||Robert Ballou|
|Trevor Green||Natalie Sather||Greg Jones & Mike Moore|
|Tyler Houseman||Tony Schilling||Natalie Sather|
|Chris Schmelzle||Jonathan Allard||Ryan Anderson|
|Ricky Logan||Kevin Mackey||Jonathan Allard|
|Tyler Walker||Ricky Logan||Matt Moro|
|Dusty Zomer||Kaley Gharst||Jonathan Allard|
|Calvin Landis||Tyler Walker||Jeff Mitrisin in Victory Lane|
|Jeff Mitrisin in Victory Lane||Jeff Mitrisin in Victory Lane||Jeff Mitrisin in Victory Lane|
Thursday Results Courtesy of Bill Wright
360 Nationals Night #1
Pete Crall (10th car out to time) set a new 360 one lap record in time trials with a lap of 16.136 seconds. Larry Ball Jr. (15th car out) was second quick, followed by Bryan Howland (18th), Scott Winters (2nd), Eric Jobe (9th), Roger Crockett (27th), Larry Pinegar II (19th), Johnny Anderson (3rd), Tony Bruce Jr. (47th) and Lance Yonge (21st). The track dried off quickly, so an early pill draw was preferred. Only the top 50 qualifiers raced in heat events, sending drivers like Joe Beaver, Jan Howard, Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Darren Stewart to the Last Chance Heat. A fuel line problem sidelined Bronson Maeschen without a time for the night.
Last Chance Heat (started): 1. Jan Howard 46 (4) 2. Ryan Jamison 51J (2) 3. Ken Mackey 25m (6) 4. Joe Beaver 53 (3) 5. Darren Stewart 91 (10) 6. AJ Selenke 43 (5) 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (7) 8. Davey Heskin 56 (8) 9. Jimmy Martin III 17 (1) 10. Nick Mulheim 38m (11) / 11. Ryan Grubaugh 00x (13) 12. Matthew Fox 23F (12) 13. Louie Carufel 47x (13) 14. Bubba Clem 20BG (9) 15. Garry Chippindall (15) DNS - Tim Newman 18, Bronson Maeschen 96
The 8 lapper transferred the top ten finishers to the back of the C main. Jamison took the early advantage before a lap four Chippindall spin brought out the caution. Jamison led Howard, Martin III, Beaver and D. Stewart back to green flag racing. Mackey, who restarted sixth was a man on a mission in the last half of the event storming up to third. Howard made his winning pass on lap five and pulled away.
Heat one (started): 1. Danny Jennings 61J (7) 2. Nate Mosher 22N (2) 3. Jon Carney II 8 (1) 4. Ian Madsen 55 (4) / 5. Curt Michael 99 (9) 6. Toby Brown 61a (3) 7. Luke Cranston 20 (8) 8. Crockett 11c (5) / 9. Foster Landon 11F (10) 10. Crall 11 (6)
Mosher jumped out to a comfortable lead in the 8 lapper, which took the top four to the A, the next four to the B, and the final two to the C. With an invert of six, Jennings found himself on the outside looking in, but not for long. He quickly shot from 7th to third past Crockett and Crall. On the white flag lap, disaster struck for Crall in a hard backstretch flip. When Landon spun on the restart, Crockett, who was running poorly received a break by finishing eighth in the final B main transfer. Mosher's lead over Jennings on the last white, checker, restart was eliminated as Jennings cruised by. Michael made a valiant charge from the back row, but came up one spot short of the A.
Heat two (started): 1. Pinegar 7w (5) 2. Jonathan Allard 0 (3) 3. Ball 5J (6) 4. Ryan Anderson 71R (8) / 5. Chad Meinholdt 69m (10) 6. Chris Morgan 7c (9) 7. Cory Seeling 97 (1) 8. Brian Thomas 67 (7) / 9. Randy Martin 14 (2) 10. Ron Blair 35 (4)
Martin shot out quickly on the initial try at green but Blair flipped hard after contact with Allard in turn three. He was uninjured, but done for the night. Martin jumped out again but slowed with a broken rear end before a lap could be completed. The third try was a charm as Ball led the eight remaining competitors until the white flag lap. Pinegar, who moved up nicely, battled for the lead. When Ball started to spin in turn two, Pinegar tagged him, but kept it going. Ball performed a 360 under green and salvaged a third place run and a transfer in an exciting moment. Thomas exited on lap five.
Heat three (started): 1. Jake Peters 57x (2) 2. Gary Wright 9x (4) 3. Jesse Hockett 75 (1) 4. Johnny Anderson 7a (5) / 5. Matt Moro 2m (3) 6. Chad Hillier 5c (9) 7. Howland 51H (6) 8. Frankie Heimbaugh 04 (8) / 9. Cameron McGahan 33x (7) 10. Danny Heskin 65 (10)
Peters led flag to flag. Danny Heskin hit the wall hard on lap two, ending his night. Peters win was a convincing one over 1998 360 Nationals champ Wright. Moro and Johnny Anderson put on a furious battle for the final A transfer, with the 7a taking command with three laps to go.
Heat four (started): 1. Wade Nygaard 9N (1) 2. Jeff Mitrisin 10 (2) 3. Tyler Thompson 48 (4) 4. Winters R19 (6) / 5. Bruce 18x (5) 6. Ray Allen Kulhanek 41K (3) 7. Jerrod Hull 94 (8) 8. Doc Sloan D12 (9) / 9. Eric Baldacinni B4 (7) 10. Alan Zoutte 33 (10)
Nygaard led the duration. The only stoppage came on lap four when Baldacinni spun. The yellow negated a Bruce pass of Kulhanek for the final transfer. Winters was the beneficiary as he stormed from sixth to pass them both and lock himself in the A.
Heat five (started): 1. Clint Garner 27 (3) 2. John Kearney 83 (4) 3. Jobe 23 (6) 4. Yonge 17J (5) / 5. JD Johnson 98 (2) 6. Brett Golik 5G (10) 7. Brandon Harkness 29x (7) 8. Lee Grosz 4L (9) / 9. Mark Pace 31 (1) 10. John Anderson 4G (8)
JD Johnson held the point until a lap three stoppage for Pace, who exited. The restart saw JD lead Garner, Kearney, Jobe and Yonge back to green. Garner took the lead as he made brief contact with JD on the restart. The contact seemed to affect Johnson's handling as he slipped back to fifth in the final five laps. Jobe and Yonge jumped on transfers to add to their points tally.
C main (started): 1. R. Martin (1) 2. Howard (7) / 3. Landon (6) 4. Jamison (10) 5. Davey Heskin (16) 6. Pace (2) 7. Baldacinni (4) 8. Martin III (13) 9. Zoutte (8) 10. John Anderson (5) 11. McGahan (3) 12. Beaver (12) 13. Selenke (14) 14. D. Stewart (9) 15. Hafertepe (11) 16. Mulheim (15) DNS - Crall, Blair, Danny Heskin, Mackey
On the first try at green, someone looked like they made contact with Hafertepe, sending him into Stewart, as the two spun across traffic collecting Selenke who overturned hard, Mulheim and Beaver, who also tipped. Stewart also got upside down with significant damage as all five retired uninjured. Another try at the 10 lapper saw it go green to checker with R. Martin winning convincingly while smoking, perhaps losing a piston on the way. Howard moved by Landon sharply in grabbing the final transfer to the B.
B main (started): 1. Howland (1) 2. Crockett (2) 3. Cranston (11) 4. Hull (13) / 5. Michael (14) 6. Meinholdt (19) 7. JD Johnson (7) 8. Howard (22) 9. Morgan (15) 10. Hillier (16) 11. Heimbaugh (12) 12. Kulhanek (6) 13. Bruce (3) 14. Grosz (18) 15. Harkness (10) 16. Golik (20) 17. Seeling (8) 18. Sloan (17) 19. Thomas (9) 20. T. Brown (4) 21. R. Martin (21) 22. Moro (5)
Both Moro and Bruce came to a stop on the initial try at green. Moro retired. Howland led all 12 laps once underway. Cranston, Hull and Michael used the bottom in shooting through the field. All but Michael, who gave Hull all he wanted, earned A transfers. Howard completed a run out of the Last Chance Heat to charge to 8th in the B. R. Martin pulled his smoking machine in on lap four, while T. Brown called it quits on lap 10.
A main (started): 1. Johnny Anderson (4) 2. Wright (1) 3. Pinegar (5) 4. Garner (12) 5. Ball (8) 6. Allard (11) 7. I. Madsen (2) 8. Hockett (17) 9. Mitrisin (15) 10. Winters (7) 11. Jennings (19) 12. Yonge (3) 13. Mosher (13) 14. Peters (14) 15. Jobe (6) 16. Howland (21) 17. Crockett (22) 18. Hull (24) 19. Nygaard (18) 20. Cranston (23) 21. Ry. Anderson (20) 22. Carney (16) 23. Kearney (10) 24. Thompson 48 (9)
Wright jumped out early in the 20 lapper. A lap two caution for Thompson who slammed the turn one wall, slowed things on the second go-around. Wright led Johnny Anderson, I. Madsen, Yonge and Ball back to green. Wright was shooting around the low side and led the next 12 laps. On lap 14, he appeared caught behind the lapped machine of Hull. Johnny Anderson made a move high to get around the lapped machine and pinned the Texan low to take the lead for good. The win was Anderson's fourth of the year and sixth career tally. Ball passed Allard in the final corner in a battle for fifth, while Hockett was the hard-charger coming from row nine to eighth.
Friday Results Courtesy of Bill Wright
360 Nationals Night #2
Josh Higday (10th car out to time) became the first 360 driver in history to time in the 15 second bracket, setting the new track record at 15.991 seconds on the famous half. Brian Brown (30th car out) was second quick, followed by Larry Neighbors (5th), Dave Hall (8th), Luke Hall (19th), Sean McClelland (3rd), Jesse Giannetto (31st), Rick Ideus (12th), Dustin Lindquist (45th) and Brett Mather (34th). Again timing early was a big advantage on the quickly drying surface. Sean Walden didn't record a time after suffering torque tube problems. Jerry Brey and Rager Phillips managed one lap at the end after mechanical woes. The 136 cars competing in the event broke last year's record of 118.
Last Chance Heat one (started): 1. Ricky Logan A12 (2) 2. Brook Weibley 56x (3) 3. Tyler Thompson 11A (1) 4. BJ Fay 15x (4) 5. Herman Klein 5H (8) / 6. Sye Anderson 37 (7) 7. Brett Geldner 1B (9) 8. Nate Van Haaften 3 (7) 9. Abe Sherwood 44J (6) DNS - Eric Lutz 5
Those not making the top 50 in qualifications were forced to run the 8 lap LC heats where the top five transferred to the back of the C main. Logan led this one throughout in a mostly uneventful affair.
Last Chance Heat two (started): 1. Nick Smith 15s (1) 2. Tim Gee 4x (2) 3. Gary Fast 26 (5) 4. Robert Ballou 12 (7) 5. Jessica Zemken 1jz (9) / 6. Ryan Voss 2H (4) 7. Mike Sitzmann Jr. 92 (6) 8. Jerry Brey 17Jx (8) 9. Chris Schmelzle 57c (3) 10. Sean Walden 14v (10)
Walden exited after the green flew, and he performed a green light 360 in turn two. Schmelzle exited on lap three. N. Smith, who has led the ASCoT points for much of the season found himself shut out of the heats but led the distance in this one over former World of Outlaws regular, Gee, who was turning his first competitive laps at Knoxville since 1987. Zemken, who recently finished fifth with the National Sprint Tour in her home state of New York in only her second 410 outing, moved up nicely to take the final C main transfer.
Heat one (started): 1. Skip Jackson 2 (2) 2. Steve King 88 (1) 3. Jason Johnson 41 (3) 4. Higday 24 (6) / 5. Justin Zimmerman K9 (4) 6. McClelland 1 (5) 7. TJ Winegardner 11T (8) 8. Josh Schneiderman 49 (7) / 9. Danny Horner 75H (10) 10. Toby Chapman 84 (9)
Jackson led a mostly single-file affair flag to flag. The 8 lap event saw the top three pull away from the pack. An invert of six saw four transfer to the A, with the next four going to the B, and the final two going to the C.
Heat two (started): 1. Rager Phillips 9 (1) 2. Giannetto D1 (3) 3. Travis Rilat 29 (9) 4. Kevin Welsh 2w (5) / 5. Bryan Dobesh 2x (4) 6. Preston Peebles II 11P (2) 7. Kevin Ramey 7m (7) 8. Mike Brecht m20 (10) / 9. Danny Martin Jr. 00m (8) DQ (crossed 2nd, illegal D10 left rear tire) - Brown 21 (6)
Rilat was slated for the pole, but work area repairs relegated him to the rear for the start. Phillips inherited the pole and shot out to the early lead. Martin Jr. spun on lap four bringing caution. Phillips led Giannetto, Brown, Dobesh, Peebles and Rilat back to green. The slowdown was the tonic Rilat needed in his charge from the rear as he quickly disposed of Peebles and Dobesh to garner what he thought was the final transfer. Brown made a pass of Giannetto on the final go-around for second. It was all for naught as he was found to have an illegal left rear (D10) and was DQed. He headed to the C for what would be the charge of the year to date. Welsh snagged the final ticket to the A with the DQ.
Heat three (started): 1. Dustin Daggett 85 (2) 2. Jon Corbin 15 (4) 3. Ideus 5B (5) 4. Don Droud Jr. 2J (3) / 5. Matt Tiffany 19T (8) 6. Jake Martens 1x (9) 7. Troy Meyer 11m (10) 8. Matt Harms 53H (1) / 9. Neighbors 29N (6) 10. Dusty Zomer 1z (7)
Zomer had a good start, but tried to squeeze into too small a hole between Harms and the backstretch wall in a bid for fourth. The result saw him flipping down the chute. He was uninjured, but done for the night. Daggett led throughout when the event went green. Neighbors was running strong in a B main transfer before slowing on the white flag lap and allowing Harms to edge him out at the line. The result sent the third quick qualifier to the C to join Brown.
Heat four (started): 1. Chuck Swenson X (3) 2. Stacey Alexander 00 (2) 3. Billy Alley 1m (4) 4. Lindquist 55L (5) / 5. Garry Lee Maier 11x (9) 6. D. Hall 51 (6) 7. Joe Wood Jr. 03 (7) 8. Dustin Selvage 7 (1) / 9. Natalie Sather 94s (10) 10. Lee Sowell 51s (8)
Swenson jumped out to an early lead as the scramble for second commenced. Sowell was up to battle for fourth on a couple of occasions, before tagging the backstretch wall hard and spinning while running fifth on lap four. The restart saw Swenson leading S. Alexander, Alley, Lindquist and Selvage. Maier entered the party for the final transfer, but didn't have enough for Lindquist.
Heat five (started): 1. Dave Glennon 5x (2) 2. Dale Howard 47 (4) 3. Mike Chadd 4 (7) 4. Mather 54 (5) / 5. Seith Brahmer 13 (9) 6. L. Hall 34 (6) 7. Josh Riggins 14J (8) 8. Gene Lasker 02 (1) / 9. Ben Rutan 23x (10) 10. Mike Houseman Jr. Y5 (3)
Glennon led early and was clearly the fastest machine in this one. On lap five, Houseman spun bringing caution. Glennon led Howard, Lasker, Mather and Chadd back to green. Chad impressed from there on out capturing third after missing the heat invert of six. On lap seven, Rutan and Lasker contacted, sending Rutan upside down and uninjured.
C main (started): 1. B. Brown (1) 2. Neighbors (2) / 3. Sowell (4) 4. Horner (6) 5. N. Smith (8) 6. Gee (10) 7. Chapman (7) 8. Weibley (13) 9. Ballou (14) 10. Fast (12) 11. Houseman (3) 12. Sather (9) 13. Logan (11) 14. Martin Jr. (5) 15. Klein (18) 16. Fay (17) 17. Zemken (16) 18. Thompson (15) DNS - Zomer, Rutan
Brown decimated the field winning by almost 5 seconds over Neighbors in the non-stop ten lapper. Neighbors held off the valiant effforts of Sowell and Horner for the final B main transfer.
B main (started): 1. D. Hall (1) 2. B. Brown (19) 3. L. Hall (2) 4. McClelland (3) / 5. Zimmerman (4) 6. Schneiderman (10) 7. Maier (15) 8. Dobesh (5) 9. Ramey (13) 10. Neighbors (21) 11. Selvage (8) 12. Tiffany (11) 13. T. Meyer (20) 14. Peebles (6) 15. Martens (16) 16. Harms (7) 17. Wood Jr. (9) 18. Brahmer (18) 19. Riggins (14) 20. Brecht (17) 21. Winegardner (12) DNS - Lasker
D. Hall led the 12 lap distance, but the excitement raged behind him as Neighbors, B. Brown, Maier and Ramey were moving forward in the pack. The stakes were high as only the top four tagged the tail of the A. On lap four, Winegardner contacted with Peebles, sending the 11T upside down. He was uninjured. All eyues were on Brown, who restarted in ninth. Using all parts of the tracks he sliced and diced his way forward, until he had a transfer. He did not rest there, grabbing second on the last lap. Brecht bowed out on lap nine.
A main (started): 1. Alley (2) 2. B. Brown (20) 3. Lindquist (5) 4. J. Johnson (9) 5. Giannetto (7) 6. Rilat (16) 7. Higday (8) 8. Howard (1) 9. King (17) 10. Droud (11) 11. Ideus (6) 12. Swenson (12) 13. Glennon (14) 14. Phillips (24) 15. Jackson (13) 16. D. Hall (21) 17. L. Hall (23) 18. S. Alexander (15) 19. Chadd (18) 20. McClelland (22) 21. Welsh (19) 22. Daggett (14) 23. Mather (4) 24. Corbin (3)
Phillips was slated to start 10th but was relegated to the rear after a visit to the work area. Alley shot out to a commanding lead early over Howard, who had his hands full with Lindquist. Corbin flipped in turn one on lap 13 while running sixth, bringing caution. Alley led Lindquist, Howard, Giannetto, J. Johnson and a surging B. Brown back to green flag racing. Two laps later, Howard and Mather contacted, sending the latter upside down and done for the night. B. Brown moved up three spots in those two laps and restarted third behind Alley and Lindquist. On the restart, B. Brown battled with Lindquist and took second. A final caution set the stage for B. Brown, but he had nothing for the two-time and defending 360 Nationals champ. B. Brown's heroics will be remembered for quite a time.
Saturday Results Courtesy of Bill Wright
360 Nationals Finals + 410s
E main (started): 1. Troy Meyer 11m (1) 2. Toby Chapman 84 (8) 3. Danny Martin Jr. 00m (10) 4. Mark Pace 31 (3) 5. Joe Beaver 53 (13) 6. Danny Horner 75H (7) 7. Lee Sowell 51s (6) / 8. Alan Zoutte 33 (9) 9. Tim Gee 4x (11) 10. Cameron McGahan 33x (5) 11. Doc Sloan D12 (2) 12. Mike Brecht m20 (4) 13. Ryan Jamison 51J (12) DNS - Eric Baldacinni B4, Brett Golik 5G, Foster Landon 11F, Jan Howard 46, John Anderson 4G, Pete Crall 11, Dusty Zomer 1z, Ron Blair 35, Ben Rutan 23x, Brook Weibley 56x, Ricky Logan A12
Meyer led flag to flag in the 8 lapper. Brecht exited on lap three. Jamison got upside down on the frontstretch on lap four, stopping the event. He was uninjured. Meyer led Sloan, Pace, Chapman and Sowell back to green flag racing. On lap five, Sloan retired while in a transfer spot. Sowell slowed on the final lap while smoking, giving sixth to Horner. Chapman and Martin Jr. moved up nicely.
D main (started): 1. Randy Martin 14 (3) 2. Garry Lee Maier 11x (5) 3. Chad Meinholdt 69m (8) 4. Chris Morgan 7c (6) 5. Cory Seeling 97 (1) / 6. Kevin Ramey 7m (11) 7. Martin Jr. (19) 8. Frankie Heimbaugh 04 (9) 9. Beaver (21) 10. Chapman (18) 11. Brandon Harkness 29x (7) 12. Horner (20) 13. Matt Tiffany 19T (4) 14. Meyer (17) 15. Matt Harms 53H (2) 16. Josh Riggins 14J (14) 17. Jake Martens 1x (13) 18. Sowell (22) 19. Brian Thomas 67 (12) 20. Lee Grosz 4L (16) 21. Mike Houseman Jr. Y5 (15) 22. Joe Wood Jr. 03 (10) DNS - Pace, Gene Lasker 02, TJ Winegardner 11T, Seth Brahmer 13
R. Martin shot by the front row on the start and never looked back in the 10 lapper. The lone stoppage came when Wood stopped on lap seven. R. Martin led Maier, Meinholdt, Seeling and Morgan back to green flag racing. Those five held down the transfers despite late pressure from Ramey and Martin Jr. who had the tacky bottom figured out in a charge forward. R. Martin and Maier have been a part of 22 360 Nationals A mains combined. Neither is accustomed to the D.
C main (started): 1. Dustin Daggett 85 (1) 2. Justin Zimmerman K9 (2) 3. Tony Bruce Jr. 18x (7) 4. Bryan Dobesh 2x (5) 5. Wade Nygaard 9N (3) / 6. Larry Neighbors 29N (4) 7. Jerrod Hull 94 (10) 8. Ray Allen Kulhanek 41K (8) 9. John Carney II 8 (6) 10. Curt Michael 99 (16) 11. Kevin Welsh 2w (9) 12. Maier (18) 13. JD Johnson 98 (11) 14. Preston Peebles II 11P (12) 15. Luke Cranston 20 (13) 16. R. Martin (19) 17. Morgan (20) 18. Dustin Selvage 7 (17) 19. Meinholdt (21) 20. Seeling (22) 21. Toby Brown 61a (15) 22. Josh Schneiderman 49 (14) DNS - Mike Chadd 4, Ryan Anderson 71R, Matt Moro 2m
Daggett led the non-stop 12 lapper flag to flag. Bruce was fast on the bottom snaking Neighbors, Nygaard and Dobesh for a third place run.
B main (started): 1. Chuck Swenson X (3) 2. Don Droud Jr. 2J (4) 3. Travis Rilat 29 (9) 4. Jake Peters 57x (11) / 5. Jeff Mitrisin 10 (7) 6. Jesse Hockett 75 (14) 7. Rager Phillips 9 (2) 8. Luke Hall 34 (1) 9. Steve King 88 (10) 10. Jon Corbin 15 (13) 11. Roger Crockett 11c (5) 12. Daggett (18) 13. Bruce (20) 14. Sean McClelland 1 (6) 15. Stacey Alexander 00 (17) 16. Dobesh (21) 17. Dave Glennon 5x (12) 18. Tyler Thompson 48 (15) 19. Danny Jennings 61J (16) 20. Nate Mosher 22N (8) 21. Zimmerman (19) 22. Nygaard (22) DNS - Skip Jackson 2, Brett Mather 54, John Kearney 83
Phillips jumped out to a first lap lead, before Droud took over on the second go-around in the 15 lapper. Three laps later, Mosher spun and Zimmerman could not avoid, and got upside down. He was not injured. Droud led Phillips, Swenson, a charging Rilat and L. Hall back to green flag racing. Swenson used the low side to shoot under Phillips and then took the lead from Droud for good on lap eight. The battle was on for the final transfer as Mitrisin and Peters worked their way past Phillips to challenge. Mitrisin cut off Peters on lap nine for the spot, and it took Peters two more laps to grab the position and nail down a trip to the A from row six.
A main (started): 1. Jesse Giannetto D1 (4) 2. Josh Higday 24 (3) 3. Brian Brown 21 (8) 4. Dustin Lindquist 55L (6) 5. Larry Ball Jr. 5J (1) 6. Johnny Anderson 7a (5) 7. Billy Alley 1m (9) 8. Jason Johnson 41 (14) 9. Clint Garner 27 (15) 10. Rilat (23) 11. Jonathan Allard 0 (17) 12. Gary Wright 9x (7) 13. Scott Winters R19 (10) 14. Rick Ideus 5B (11) 15. Peters (24) 16. Droud (22) 17. Dave Hall 51 (19) 18. Dale Howard 47 (16) 19. Swenson (21) 20. Lance Yonge 17J (18) 21. Ian Madsen 55 (12) 22. Bryan Howland 51H (20) 23. Eric Jobe 23 (13) 24. Larry Pinegar II 7w (2)
Pinegar took the early advantage, hitting the cushion ahead of Giannetto who immediately fell into second. The non-stop 25 lap affair saw the leaders hit heavy lapped traffic around lap ten. On lap 12, Giannetto seized an opportunity and drove under Pinegar in turns one and two to take the lead. He then pulled away from the rest of the field and cruised to the biggest win of his young career. He credited his laps in the 410 feature for spurring him to tighten the car up a bit as he won by over 5 seconds. Rilat easily won hard-charger honors passing 13 cars on his way to the top ten. The win paid Giannetto $10,000. Pinegar retired from a fine run on lap 20.
Ricky Logan set quick time with a lap of 15.987 seconds. Group qualifying was used as six cars took to the track at a time. Ryan Anderson was second quick, followed by Lynton Jeffrey, Randy Anderson, Tyler Walker, Bronson Maeschen, Calvin Landis, Billy Alley, Dusty Zomer and Chris Walraven. Brian Brown popped a motor and went outside the raceway to retrieve another before the heats started.
Heat one (started): 1. Clint Garner 40 (2) 2. Matt Moro 47 (1) 3. Zomer 1z (4) 4. Logan 55 (6) 5. Walker 5 (5) / 6. Eric Vanderploeg 86 (3) 7. Nick Smith 15s (8) 8. Chris Schmelzle 57c (10) 9. Robert Bell 71 (11) 10. Matt Wasmund 4w (9) 11. Brent Antill 1 (7)
Moro shot out to the lead, while Antill and Logan shot by Walker to grab fifth and sixth. Antill was up to fourth by lap four when he tipped over by himself in turn two. The stoppage worked to the advantage of both Garner, who grabbed the restart lead from Moro, and Walker who was able to pass Vanderploeg for the final transfer.
Heat two (started): 1. Kaley Gharst 44G (2) 2. Jeff Mitrisin 10J (3) 3. Jon Agan 4 (1) 4. Maeschen 96 (5) 5. Ry. Anderson 71R (6) / 6. Walraven 56 (4) 7. Ken Mackey 25m (9) 8. Jonathan Allard 0 (7) 9. Toni Lutar 4x (8) 10. Dave Saffell 03 (10) DNS - Tony Shilling 47T
Gharst rode the rim in front for the duration of the 8 lapper. Both Ry. Anderson and Allard challenged Walraven for the final transfer. Ry. Anderson was able to grab it late from Walraven. Mackey also issued a brief challenge, but faded with Allard in the end. Maeschen looked fast throughout, while Mitrisin and Agan put up a good fight for second.
Heat three (started): 1. Jesse Giannetto D1 (2) 2. Landis 70 (5) 3. Jon Corbin 33c (4) 4. Chad Hillier 5c (1) 5. Lynton Jeffrey 12 (6) / 6. Rager Phillips 10 (8) 7. Brian Brown 21 (11) 8. Mike Moore 69 (7) 9. Tim St. Arnold 7w (3) 10. Seth Brahmer 13 (9) 11. Greg Jones 3J (10)
Giannetto led the duration. Brown fell two spots short of a transfer. Corbin in his first 410 start at Knoxville, looked good in earning his transfer.
Heat four (started): 1. Skip Jackson 2 (2) 2. Alley 17G (5) 3. Trevor Green 11AU (4) 4. Robert Ballou 12x (1) 5. Chad Meyer 1w (3) / 6. Ra. Anderson 81 (6) 7. Jamie McDonald NZ3 (8) 8. Kyle Hirst 99 (7) 9. Tyler Houseman 50 (10) 10. Natalie Sather 94s (9)
Jackson led the duration. Alley rode the cushion in a battle with Green low to grab second. 17 year old Ballou was steady in his first Knoxville action. Meyer used a nose chopping slidejob on Ra. Anderson to grab the final transfer.
B main (started): 1. Antill (5) 2. St. Arnold (4) 3. Phillips (11) 4. Lutar (10) 5. Brahmer (15) / 6. Sather (16) 7. Schmelzle (17) 8. Wasmund (13) 9. Houseman (20) 10. Bell (21) 11. Ra. Anderson (1) 12. Allard (6) 13. Moore (7) 14. Hirst (8) 15. Jones (19) 16. Saffell (18) 17. Brown (22) 18. Smith (9) 19. McDonald (12) 20. Mackey (14) 21. Vanderploeg (3) 22. Walraven (DQ - Light, crossed 1st) (2)
Ra. Anderson led early before a lap two caution for debris in the 12 lapper. He led Walraven, St. Arnold, Vanderploeg and Allard back to green flag racing. Two more laps were in the books before McDonald flipped in turn two. He was unhurt. Allard had moved into the final transfer at that point with Antill in tow. Brown had moved his way up to 7th by lap seven when his second motor of the night failed, relegating him to the pits. Now Ra. Anderson led Walraven, Allard, Antill and St. Arnold back to green. Ra. Anderson appeared to be home free before tangling with the lapped machine of Jones coming for the checkers. The result put him out of contention, while handing the lead to Walraven ahead of Allard, Antill, St. Arnold and Phillips. Hirst flipped hard on top of the infield guardrail on the frontstretch after a retry at green ending his night uninjured. Vanderploeg also retired while running fourth. Another attempt saw Allard retire while running second, and Moore go pitside as well. Walraven was DQed after crossing 1st for being light at the scales in the wacky event.
A main (started): 1. Gharst (12) 2. Meyer (1) 3. Alley (4) 4. Walker (9) 5. Zomer (5) 6. Garner (13) 7. Logan (10) 8. Giannetto (15) 9. Green (3) 10. Moro (17) 11. Landis (7) 12. Agan (16) 13. Maeschen (6) 14. Ry. Anderson (11) 15. Phillips (20) 16. Brown 33c (22) 17. Lutar (21) 18. Hillier (19) 19. Brahmer (23) 20. Jackson (14) 21. Ballou (24) 22. Jeffrey (8) 23. Antill (18) 24. Mitrisin (DQ, Wing, crossed 1st) (2)
A weird race just got weirder. On the first try at green, Jeffrey contacted Maeschen's right rear and did a series of spins a flips after clipping the wall. The girations collected Agan and Antill, who retired. Brown who jumped in his cousin's 33c for points sake also came to a stop, but continued on with Agan. Ballou shelled a driveline at the same time. Meyer wrestled the lead from Mitrisin when the green flew again and held it until a lap four Jackson stop slowed the 20 lapper for the last time. Meyer led Mitrisin, Alley, Green and Logan back to green flag racing. The two leaders went at it for several laps before Mitrisin took the 10J into the lead for good on lap 12. Meanwhile, Gharst was on a tear, streaking by Walker and then Zomer to move into the top four. On the white flag lap, Meyer and Alley were caught behind lapped traffic when Gharst shot around the turn three and four cushion to move into what he thought was second. He was awarded victory when Mitrisin was DQed for an illegal top wing. The win was Gharst's second of the year and his career at Knoxville.
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