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August 9-12

Take a Virtual Tour of Knoxville Raceway

*Photos from all 4 nights of the Knoxville Nationals are on this page.  Event Results are also included for each day, please keep paging down.  Enjoy!

Wednesday August 9th

Fred Rahmer in Victory Lane - Mike Campbell Photo Luke Cranson Jerry Brey
Toni Lutar Craig Dollansky Dan Shetler
Jerrod Hull Eric Vanderploeg Lucas Wolfe
Jon Corbin Steve King Ty Bartz
Shane Stewart Gordy Vogelaar Jonathan Allard
Ed Lynch Jr. Brandon Wimmer Danny Jennings
Chris Schmelzle Jason Solwold Jake Peters
JD Johnson Kenny Jacobs Billy Alley
Tyler Houseman Trevor Green James Mosher
Jeremy Campbell Calvin Landis Gary Wright
Chad Kemenah Chad Kemenah's Paint graphics PJ Chesson
Fred Rahmer PJ Chesson's Butler Built Seat Doug Day
Chad Layton Lynton Jeffrey Natalie Sather
Steve Kinser View of the pits Becca Anderson
Justin Henderson Craig Dollansky's Hauler Lynton Jeffrey
Clint Garner Donny Schatz Donny Schatz
Jason Sides View of the pits Danny Lasoski
Bronson Maeschen Lance Dewease Ty Bartz
John Lambertz Randy Anderson Skip Jackson
View of the pits Sammy Swindell Travis Rilat
Bob Bennett Ryan Anderson Butler Built Professional Seats on Vender Row
Kear's Speed Shop on Vender Row Hoosier Tires on Vender Row Fuel Sales on Vender Row
Daryn Pittman View of the pits Tech Area
View of the pits Overhead view of the pits Overhead view of the pits
Overhead view of the pits Overhead view of the pits Jan Howard
View of the pits Mark Dobmeier Victory Lane & Hall of Fame
Center of Infield View of front straight & turns 1 & 2 View of front straight turns 3 & 4
View of infield View of infield View of outside turn 1
Flagstand & center of infield Knoxville Flag men Doug & Justin Clark Chad Hillier
Mark Dobmeier Bob Bennett Sammy Swindell & Dan Shelter
Wednesday Night Feature Event Trophy Skip Jackson Travis Rilat
Craig Dollansky Luke Cranston Chad Hillier
Mark Dobmeier Chad Layton Lucas Wolfe
Dan Shetler Sammy Swindell Chad Hillier
Toni Lutar Jerry Brey Jan Howard
Luke Cranston Skip Jackson Jerry Brey
Sammy Swindell Car's ready to push off Jerry Brey & Mark Dobmeier
Lance Dewease Jerrod Hull John Lambertz
Jonathan Allard Gordy Vogelaar Lance Dewease
Becca Anderson Jerrod Hull Randy Anderson
John Lambertz John Lambertz Bronson Maeschen
Matt Moro Danny Jennings JD Johnson
Jake Peters Danny Lasoski Billy Alley
Chris Schmelzle Steve Kinser Steve Kinser
Matt Moro James Mosher & Steve Kinser Matt Moro
Daryn Pittman Tyler Houseman Billy Alley
Trevor Green Natalie Sather Calvin Landis & Jason Sides
Chad Kemenah Gary Wright Clint Garner
Donny Schatz Doug Day Natalie Sather
Fred Rahmer Gary Wright & Clint Garner Donny Schatz
Doug Day Fred Rahmer Fred Rahmer
Jon Agan Clint Garner Bobby Mincer
Ed Lynch Jr. Ryan Anderson Chad Kemenah
Chad Kemenah PJ Chesson Doug Day
Ed Lynch Jr. PJ Chesson Front straight & turns 3 & 4
Fred Rahmer in Victory Lane Fred Rahmer in Victory Lane Fred Rahmer in Victory Lane
Fred Rahmer in Victory Lane Top 3 in Press Room: Fred Rahmer, Daryn Pittman & Donny Schatz Top 3 in Press Room: Fred Rahmer, Daryn Pittman & Donny Schatz
Top 3 in Press Room: Fred Rahmer, Daryn Pittman & Donny Schatz Fred Rahmer in Press Room Donny Schatz in Press Room
Daryn Pittman in Press Room Daryn Pittman in Press Room Fred Rahmer in Press Room
Top 3 in Press Room: Fred Rahmer, Daryn Pittman & Donny Schatz Top 3 in Press Room: Fred Rahmer, Daryn Pittman & Donny Schatz Fred Rahmer & Gary Wright - Mike Campbell Photo

Doug Johnson Photos

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Chad Kemenah Donny Schatz Top 3: Rahmer, Pittman & Schatz
Fred Rahmer in Victory Lane    

Craig Murphy Photos

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The field lines up for the four-wide salute prior to Wednesday's A-main at the Knoxville Nationals. Steve Kinser battles under Gary Wright (9) for position Aug. 9 at Knoxville Raceway Steve Kinser (11) and Fred Rahmer (22) battle during the Aug. 9 opening night main event at the Knoxville
Steve Kinser (11) and Fred Rahmer (22) battle during the Aug. 9 opening night main event at the Knoxville Danny Lasoski looks low on Jason Solwold for position Aug. 9 during the opening night of the 2006 Knoxville Nationals. Danny Lasoski (right) and his crew watch events unfold Aug. 9 during the opening night of the 2006 Knoxville Nationals
Jason Solwold (R19) and Jonathan Allard battle off turn 2 Aug. 9 during the opening night of the 2006 Knoxville Nationals Shane Stewart passes by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum Aug. 9 while qualifying for the 2006 Knoxville Nationals.  

Mike Campbell Photos

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Fred Rahmer passes Gary Wright enroute to his feature win at Knoxville Raceway Fred Rahmer celebrates his feature win  

Wednesday results courtesy of Bill Wright

8/9/06

Knoxville Raceway

Knoxville Nationals Night #1

62 cars

Billy Alley (40th car out to time) set quick time on a heavy surface saturated with rain at 15.151 seconds. Jason Solwold (35th car out) was second quick, followed by Craig Dollansky (11th), Lucas Wolfe (15th), Donny Schatz (59th), Sammy Swindell (12th), Justin Henderson (26th), Shane Stewart (23rd), Lynton Jeffrey (3rd) and Skip Jackson (14th). The track remained in tacky condition throughout the night spurred by two days of rains. JD Johnson suffered rear end problems in hot laps and motor ills in time trials.

Last Chance Heat (started): 1. Natalie Sather 94s (1) 2. Dan Shetler 98 (2) 3. Mike Moore 69 (4) 4. Bobby Mincer 15m (6) 5. Danny Jennings 61J (7) 6. Chris Schmelzle 57c (5) 7. Ty Bartz 75 (9) 8. Tyler Houseman 50 (8) 9. Doug Day (10) 10. Gordy Vogelaar 1A (3) / DNS - JD Johnson 98x, Dave Saffell 03

Sather led a single-file 8 lapper the distance. Vogelaar received the black flag for excessive smoke. The top ten finishers filled in the back of the C main, while the top 50 qualifiers made up the five heat races.

Heat one (started): 1. Steve King 88 (2) 2. Mark Dobmeier 13 (1) 3. Lance Dewease 25 (4) 4. Daryn Pittman 21x (7) / 5. Jon Corbin 33c (6) 6. Jonathan Allard 0 (8) 7. S. Swindell 1s (9) 8. Alley 17G (10) / 9. Toni Lutar 4x (3) 10. Bob Bennett 3 (5)

The heavy track yielded a 10 lap record for King (2:39.0), and hard to pass conditions for the rest. Pittman did his job grabbing the final transfer from Corbin. 5th through eighth made the B, the last two went to the C.

Heat two (started): 1. Chad Layton 12c (2) 2. Steve Kinser 11 (6) 3. Fred Rahmer 22 (8) 4. Gary Wright 9w (4) / 5. Danny Lasoski 83 (7) 6. Chad Hillier 5c (1) 7. Solwold R19 (10) 8. Bronson Maeschen 96 (3) / 9. Henderson D1x (9) 10. Jake Peters 57x (5)

Layton improved with every lap on a track he'd never laid eyes on, leading flag to flag. S. Kinser moved up nicely, as did Rahmer, who had it working high and low.

Heat three (started): 1. PJ Chesson 55K (2) 2. Jan Howard 46 (1) 3. Dollansky 7 (10) 4. Luke Cranston 44x (3) / 5. Stewart 26 (9) 6. Jason Sides 7s (7) 7. Tim St. Arnold 7w (5) 8. James Mosher 12m (4) / 9. Jon Agan 4A (6) 10. Becca Anderson 19x (8)

On the start, a three-way party into turn one between Stewart, Agan and B. Anderson didn't fly. The result saw Agan jumping B. Anderson's left front and flipping. Both were done, and only B. Anderson would start the C. Chesson set sail in his first action since the Indy 500. Dollansky made his move into a transfer early, as Stewart worked on tracking down Cranston, but needed another lap.

Heat four (started): 1. Jeremy Campbell 10c (2) 2. Brandon Wimmer 7TW (3) 3. Chad Kemenah 15K (4) 4. Jerrod Hull 94 (1) / 5. Ryan Anderson 71R (5) 6. Jeffrey 12 (9) 7. Wolfe 5w (10) 8. Calvin Landis 70 (6) / 9. Randy Anderson 81 (7) 10. Kenny Jacobs 8J (8)

Another heat, another win from the front as everyone flat-footed around the big 1/2 mile. The best battle on teh speedway was between Kemenah and Hull for third. Landis grabbed 8th with two laps to go, earning a trip to the B. K. Jacobs looked like he struggled with the handling in the Barry Jackson entry.

Heat five (started): 1. Trevor Green 11AU (2) 2. Travis Rilat 29 (4) 3. Schatz 15 (10) 4. Ed Lynch Jr. 2L (8) / 5. John Lambertz 12L (3) 6. Jackson 2 (9) 7. Matt Moro 47 (6) 8. Clint Garner 40 (7) / 9. Jerry Brey 17J (1) 10. Eric Vanderploeg 86 (5)

Schatz moved forward from the beginning, hitting his marks to cruise into transfer position. He was one of two of the top ten qualifiers to transfer to the A through his heat race. Lynch moved up as well.

C main (started): 1. B. Anderson (2) 2. K. Jacobs (3) / 3. Henderson (1) 4. Ra. Anderson (4) 5. Peters (5) 6. Lutar (7) 7. Vanderploeg (8) 8. Shetler (12) 9. Bennett (6) 10. Jennings (13) 11. Brey (10) 12. Sather (9) 13. Bartz (15) 14. Mincer (14) 15. M. Moore (11) 16. Schmelzle (16) 17. Day (17) 18. Houseman (18) DNS - Agan, Vogelaar

B. Anderson led flag to flag. Henderson trailed her as the duo, along with K. Jacobs separated themselves from the pack in the 10 lapper. Houseman exited on lap five. K. Jacobs continued to reel in the leaders using the high side of the track. He bested Henderson on the final circuit in dramatic fashion, shooting around him in turns three and four to take the final transfer to the B.

B main (started): 1. Alley (1) 2. S. Swindell (4) 3. Solwold (2) 4. Allard (8) / 5. Lasoski (9) 6. Landis (13) 7. Stewart (5) 8. Sides (10) 9. Jackson (7) 10. Garner (11) 11. Corbin (12) 12. Wolfe (3) 13. Moro (14) 14. Ry. Anderson (16) 15. Maeschen (18) 16. Hillier (20) 17. St. Arnold (15) 18. Lambertz (19) 19. B. Anderson (21) 20. K. Jacobs (22) 21. Mosher (17) 22. Jeffrey (6)

Alley would never be denied in the 12 lap star-studded eliminator. Jeffrey rolled into the fourth and final transfer by lap four, but came to a stop on the high side of turn three, bringing a caution. The slowdown saw Alley leading Solwold, S. Swindell, Allard and Stewart back to green. The top four would stay the same, other than a S. Swindell pass of Solwold. Allard and Solwold exchanged third several times, avoiding disaster and the wall a few more. Both ran a nice race and fended off Lasoski for the final transfers.

A main (started): 1. Rahmer (6) 2. Schatz (7) 3. Pittman (4) 4. Rilat (10) 5. Dollansky (8) 6. Wimmer (12) 7. S. Kinser (3) 8. Layton (14) 9. Lynch (5) 10. Kemenah (9) 11. Solwold (23) 12. Wright (1) 13. Alley (21) 14. Chesson (15) 15. Allard (24) 16. S. Swindell (22) 17. Green (17) 18. Dobmeier (18) 19. Campbell (16) 20. Cranston (11) 21. King (13) 22. Dewease (2) 23. J. Howard (19) 24. Hull (20)

Dewease jumped out to a commanding lead in the 25 lapper, with Wright in tow, followed by a battle between S. Kinser and Rahmer. Dewease cruised through traffic, as Rahmer finally assumed the runner-up traffic. Pittman found some speed and looked to be the fastest car on the track, challenging Rahmer for second, when Dewease had his left rear go. The result saw the leader flip hard into the turn one fence. He was shaken up, but uninjured. The result was a break for Rahmer, who assumed the lead ahead of Pittman, S. Kinser, Dollansky and a surging Schatz. With no lapped cars in between, Rahmer shot out from the pack, leaving a battle for second that Pittman would hold down another five laps. With the white flag out, King slammed hard into the turn three fence, destroying his mount. Information on his condition was not released at the track. Rahmer led a green, white, checker finish ahead of Pittman, Schatz, S. Kinser, Dollansky and Rilat. While Schatz circled Pittman for second, Rilat surged by Dollansky and S. Kinser to nail down fourth. Solwold earned hard-charger honors, moving up 12 spots from row 12. The win was Rahmer's second Knoxville tally.

Wednesday night points:

1. Schatz 484
2. Dollansky 482
3. Rahmer 472
4. Solwold 460
5. Pittman 457
6. Alley 455
7. Lynch 447
8. S. Kinser 443
9. S. Swindell 442
10. Allard 437
11. Rilat 423
12. Stewart 412
13. Wimmer 411
14. Kemenah 410
15. Wright 407
16. Wolfe 404
17. Layton 404
18. Jackson 401
19. Lasoski 398
20. Dewease 392
21. Chesson 388
22. Sides 387
23. King 380
24. Campbell 380
25. Green 380
26. Cranston 379
27. Corbin 378
28. Jeffrey 377
29. Garner 373
30. Landis 373
31. Dobmeier 373
32. B. Anderson 363
33. Henderson 360
34. Moro 360
35. K. Jacobs 359
36. J. Howard 359
37. Ry. Anderson 356
38. Hull 349
39. St. Arnold 346
40. Ra. Anderson 334
41. Maeschen 329
42. Lambertz 326
43. Mosher 325
44. Peters 313
45. Hillier 313
46. Bennett 307
47. Vanderploeg 303
48. Agan 296
49. Lutar 296
50. Brey 258
51. Shetler 231
52. Sather 228
53. M. Moore 210
54. Jennings 208
55. Mincer 205
56. Schmelzle 197
57. Bartz 192
58. Vogelaar 181
59. Houseman 181
60. Day 172
61. JD Johnson 102
62. Saffell 97

Thursday August 10th

Jason Johnson Todd Shaffer Brett Mather
Jesse Baker Dion Hindi Cameron McGahan
Kelly Kinser Jesse Gianetto Jason Meyers
Kraig Kinser Brian Ellenberger Tim Kaeding
Kerry Madsen Joey Saldana View of the pits
Chad Meyer Neil Shepherd Kaly Gharst
Tim Hunter Travis Whitney Kim Mock
Jac Haudenschild Jamie McDonald Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Kyle Hurst Brian Brown Terry McCarl
Terry McCarl Danny Smith Greg Wilson
Jeff Sheppard Shawn Sander Randy Hannagan
Rager Phillips Kraig Kinser's Hauler Brian Paulus
View of the pits Ricky Stenhouse Jr.s Butlerbuilt seat Jason Martin
Jason Martin's hood graphics Tony Bruce Jr. Wayne Johnson
Tim Kaeding in Tech Area Brock Mayes Jessica Zempken
Jamie McDonald View of the pits View of th pits
Kevin Swindell View of the pits Stevie Smith Hauler
View of the pits Paul McMahan Dave Enders
Dusty Zomer Stevie Smith Don Droud Jr.
Dale Howard Dennis Moore Jr. View of the pits
Seth Brahmer Kim Mock Brooke Tatnell
View of the pits Tim Kaeding & Paul McMahan Brian Carlson
View of the pits View of the pits Greg Jones
Josh Higday Ricky Logan Ricky Logan's Butlerbuilt seat
Jesse Hockett Overhead view of the pits Overhead view of the pits
Overhead view of the pits Overhead view of the pits Overhead view of the pits
Overhead view of the pits Overhead view of the pits Overhead view of the pits
Overhead view of the pits Overhead view of the pits Overhead view of the pits
Jeff Mitrisin Chris Walraven Brent Antil
Rich Buback View of the pits Center of Infield
Center of Infield Center of Infield View of turn 1
View of turns 1 & 2 Kevin Swindell Jesse Baker
Dale Howard Jesse Hockett Robert Bell
Jason Martin Greg Wilson Todd Shaffer
Jesse Baker Shawn Sander Jason Martin
Rich Bubak Randy Hannagan Brett Mather
Jeff Sheppard Jesse Hockett Jeff Sheppard
Rich Bubak Todd Shaffer Greg Wilson
Car's ready to push off Thursday night event trophy Jason Meyers
Rager Phillips Paul McMahan & Dave Enders Stevie Smith
Josh Higday Rager Phillips & Nick Smith Greg Jones
Cameron McGahan Brian Carlson Tim St. Arnold
Tony Bruce Jr. Dusty Zomer Rager Phillips
Paul McMahan Cameron McGahan Jesse Gianetto
Car's ready to push off Ricky Logan Tyler Walker
Tim Kaeding Kraig Kinser Robert Ballou
Brock Mayes Brian Paulus Tim Hunter
Brooke Tatnell Tim Kaeding Kraig Kinser
Brian Ellenberger Chad Meyer Robert Ballou
Wayne Johnson Neil Shepherd Brian Ellenberger
Joey Saldana Joey Saldana Kraig Kinser
Car's ready to push off Seth Brahmer Brent Antill & Jac Haudenschild
Dan Jacobs Terry McCarl Brian Brown
Tim Hunter Danny Smith Seth Brahmer
Jac Haudenschild & Chris Walraven Brent Antill Dean Jacobs
Jeff Mitrisin Travis Whitney Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Kim Mock Jason Martin Michael Strader
Jac Haudenschild Jessica Zemken Kim Mock
Kyle Hurst Kim Mock Sunset over Knoxville
2nd Place Tim Kaeding in the Press Room 3rd Place Jason Meyers in the Press Room Top 3: Jason Johnson, Tim Kaeding & Jason Meyers
2nd Place Tim Kaeding in the Press Room    

Mike Campbell Photos

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Top 3: Jason Johnson, Tim Kaeding & Jason Meyers Jason Johnson in Victory Lane Joey Saldana

Craig Murphy Photos

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Tim Kaeding & Kraig Kinser Brian Paulus stands with his latest Knoxville Nationals special paint scheme Crew chief Sonny Kratzer, a Marine Corps veteran, stands with the patriotic themed 11H
Thursday's sunset over Knoxville Raceway. Drivers line up four-wide prior to the Thursday Knoxville Nationals qualifying feature at Knoxville Raceway Paul McMahan (20) and Tim Kaeding battle during the Thursday Knoxville Nationals qualifying feature at Knoxville Raceway.
Brian Paulus (28), running a special paint scheme, battles with eventual winner Jason Johnson during the Thursday Knoxville Nationals qualifying feature at Knoxville Raceway. Brian Paulus (28), Paul McMahan (20) and Tim Kaeding battle during the Thursday Knoxville Nationals qualifying feature at Knoxville Raceway.  
     

Doug Johnson Photos

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Ricky Logan Jason Meyers Jason Johnson in victoy lane
Top 3: Jason Johnson, Tim Kaeding & Jason Meyers Tyler Walker crash  

Thursday results courtesy of Bill Wright

8/10/06

Knoxville Raceway

Knoxville Nationals Night #2

66 cars

Don Droud Jr. (5th car out to time) set quick time over the field with a lap of 14.927 seconds. Joey Saldana (43rd car out) was second quick, followed by Dusty Zomer (31st), Randy Hannagan (16th), Todd Shaffer (4th), Wayne Johnson (33rd), Ricky Logan (21st), Rager Phillips (18th), Tony Bruce Jr. (26th) and Brian Brown (63rd). For the second night in a row, the track held up through qualifications, though it would widen for the heats despite being fast. Troy Little found the wall and failed to get a time in. Jesse Giannetto broke a driveline, ending his night. Robert Bell and Mallory Armfield also failed to get times in.

Last Chance Heat (started): 1. Brian Carlson 18x (2) 2. Kim Mock 1m (3) 3. Greg Jones 3J (1) 4. Kyle Hirst 99 (4) 5. Jamie McDonald NZ3 (10) 6. Seth Brahmer 13x (5) 7. Dave Enderson 51e (9) 8. Shawn Sander 48 (8) 9. Cameron McGahan 33 (7) 10. Jesse Baker 22B (11) / 11. Michael Strader 7m (12) 12. Jerrel Slinkard 15s (6) DNS - Robert Bell 71, Troy Little 54, Mallory Armfield 5MA, Jesse Giannetto D1

Carlson led the 8 lapper flag to flag. The best race was for second with Mock prevailing on the low side over a rim riding Jones. Slinkard exited on lap four.

Heat one (started): 1. Jason Johnson 41 (7) 2. Jason Meyers 14 (8) 3. Jesse Hockett 75x (2) 4. W. Johnson 14AJ (9) / 5. Chad Meyer 1w (4) 6. Droud 44 (10) 7. Kraig Kinser 1K (6) 8. Jeff Mitrisin 10J (3) / 9. Jessica Zemken 1JZ (1) 10. Tyler Walker 5 (5)

Mitrisin was sent to the tail after being late to staging. Hockett led early in the completely inverted 10 lapper. On lap two, Walker tried to squeeze between Zemken and the wall, and got into her left rear. The contact sent the Forbrook machine spinning up into the wall. The damage was enough to sideline Walker for the night. The restart saw Hockett leading Zemken, J. Johnson, Meyer and Meyers. One lap after the restart, J. Johnson took the lead and simply left the rest behind. Meyers worked his way by Meye, Zemken and Hockett to take runner-up honors, while W. Johnson was on the move as well, moving into the final transfer late.

Heat two (started): 1. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 40R (3) 2. Kerry Madsen 11H (2) 3. Dennis Moore Jr. 35m (4) 4. Kaley Gharst 44G (8) / 5. Saldana 9 (10) 6. Josh Higday 24 (7) 7. Kelly Kinser 4K (6) 8. Larry Pinegar II 7N (1) / 9. Kevin Swindell 1T (5) 10. Logan 55 (9)

The initial green saw Saldana try to squeeze between Gharst and the wall. Saldana was the loser, getting into Gharst's right rear and breaking some components in the front end. Despite the breakages, Saldana was able to make repairs in the work area and restart at the rear without a nose wing. Madsen led once the green fell again until a lap five slowdown for Logan, who drifted high to avoid a loose Higday. Logan suffered a broken front axle in the contact, sending him to the C. The restart saw Madsen leading Stenhouse, Moore Jr., Pinegar and Gharst. On lap six, Stenhouse slid under Madsen to lead for good. The restart was new life for Gharst who grabbed the final transfer shortly thereafter. Saldana grabbed the spot with two to go, but after taking the white flag, Gharst shot between the 9 car and the inside berm, sliding in front of Saldana in the move of the night to nail down the final A main transfer.

Heat three (started): 1. Travis Whitney 9T (1) 2. Jeff Shepard 4J (5) 3. Paul McMahan 20 (7) 4. Brian Ellenberger 20E (3) / 5. Danny Smith 4 (2) 6. Greg Wilson w20 (8) 7. Zomer 1z (10) 8. Phillips 10 (9) / 9. Neil Shepherd 4N (6) 10. Nick Smith 15NS (4)

Whitney led flag to flag despite late pressure from Shepard. McMahan moved up nicely, using the low side to perfection.

Heat four (started): 1. Terry McCarl 24x (4) 2. Brooke Tatnell 8 (3) 3. Tim Kaeding 11K (7) 4. Bruce 18 (9) / 5. Brent Antill 1 (2) 6. Tim Hunter 2H (1) 7. Hannagan 1x (10) 8. Jac Haudenschild 35 (8) / 9. Brock Mayes 11B (5) 10. Dion Hindi 11D (6)

Antill took the point early, but Tatnell was on the move and took the lead on lap four. McCarl planted the 24 to the bottom of turns three and four to make the winning pass on lap nine. Bruce drove masterfully and grabbed the final transfer from Antill on the last go-around.

Heat five (started): 1. Chris Walraven 56 (2) 2. Stevie Smith 19 (4) 3. Brian Paulus 28 (7) 4. Robert Ballou 12x (1) / 5. Brown 21 (9) 6. Jason Martin 36 (8) 7. Shaffer 77 (10) 8. Dean Jacobs 6 (6) / 9. Rich Bubak 9x (5) 10. Dale Howard 47D (3)

Walraven led the distance. Brown stopped before a lap could be completed, and restarted at the rear. A better start on the second try allowed him to move within one spot of a transfer in the non-stop event. Paulus moved up nicely from row four. Again tonight, only two of the top ten qualifiers transferred to the main event out of the heats.

C main (started): 1. Logan (1) 2. Hindi (3) / 3. Mayes (4) 4. K. Swindell (5) 5. N. Smith (6) 6. Mock (10) 7. Shepherd (2) 8. Hirst (12) 9. Jones (11) 10. D. Howard (9) 11. Bubak (7) 12. Brahmer (16) 13. Enders (15) 14. Zemken (8) 15. McDonald (13) 16. Sander (16) 17. Carlson (19) 18. Baker (18) 19. McGahan (17) DNS - Walker

Carlson started at the tail. Logan jumped out and led all 10 laps. Mayes quickly moved to his nerf bar. Hindi remained within shouting distance of the second and final transfer. When he and Mayes were caught behind Zemken, they split the difference with Hindi on the high side and Mayes on the bottom. A drag race for the checkers saw Hindi gain the spot by .006 of a second. The difference was impossible to judge from the naked eye.

B main (started): 1. Droud (1) 2. Saldana (2) 3. Zomer (3) 4. Brown (7) / 5. Hannagan (4) 6. Wilson (8) 7. Logan (21) 8. Mitrisin (16) 9. Haudenschild (9) 10. Kr. Kinser (12) 11. Phillips (6) 12. Shaffer (5) 13. Ke. Kinser (13) 14. Hunter (20) 15. D. Smith (17) 16. Hindi (22) 17. Antill (18) 18. Meyer (15) 19. Pinegar (19) 20. D. Jacobs (14) 21. J. Martin (10) 22. Higday (11)

Higday got upside down before a lap could be completed. He was uninjured. Droud grabbed a lead, but a lap two incident involving J. Martin. D. Smith and D. Jacobs slowed things again. J. Martin got the worst end of the deal, making heavy contact with the turn four wall and suffering severe damage to his machine. D. Smith somehow got tipped over and balanced on his left rear with his front wheels aiming skyward. Amazingly, the car was tipped back on all fours and continued at the rear along with D. Jacobs. The restart saw Droud leading Saldana, Zomer, Hannagan and Wilson. Brown worked his way from 7th at the restart to the fourth position after a fierce battle with Hannagan in the 12 lapper. The two exchanged the spot at least three times. Logan put on a charge from row eleven to salvage what he could in points. D. Jacobs retired on lap four and Pinegar did the same on lap ten.

A main (started): 1. J. Johnson (4) 2. Kaeding (2) 3. Meyers (6) 4. Gharst (5) 5. Paulus (1) 6. W. Johnson (8) 7. Saldana (22) 8. Madsen (17) 9. McMahan (3) 10. McCarl (11) 11. Shepard (9) 12. S. Smith (12) 13. Tatnell (15) 14. Stenhouse (13) 15. Droud (21) 16. Brown (24) 17. Bruce (7) 18. Zomer (23) 19. Whitney (19) 20. Moore Jr. (10) 21. Hockett (16) 22. Ellenberger (14) 23. Walraven (18) 24. Ballou (20)

Getting this 25 lapper started was like pulling teeth. After a lengthy motor change, Ballou got upside down after the drop of the green. Zomer had failing brakes, but had plenty of time to make repairs when Madsen spun on the restart. Ellenberger retired with no brakes, and Walraven went pitside with ignition problems. Once underway, Paulus took the early advantage, with J. Johnson quickly in tow. On lap six J. Johnson briefly took the advantage, but Paulus rocketed by on the low side of turn four to keep the advantage. On lap eight, Paulus missed his line in turn one, and J. Johnson shot around the high side to take the point. He used a high line in one and two and a low line in three and four to stretch his advantage in traffic before a lap 16 stoppage by Hockett. J. Johnson led the NST quartet of Kaeding, Paulus, McMahan and Meyers back to green flag racing on the restart. Action was fast and furious, but J. Johnson used the open track in the final nine laps to earn his second career 410 win here under Don Ott power. The win was Ott's second in a row in as many nights. Meyers came on late, shooting by McMahan and Paulus to nail down third. Young Gharst was on a mission as well and rocketed around the same pair as he came home fourth. Saldana used hard-charger honors to come out of the night as the high point man.

Points after Thursday:

A Main Qualifiers

1. Donny Schatz 484
2. Craig Dollansky 482
3. Joey Saldana 474
4. Jason Meyers 473
5. Fred Rahmer 472
6. Wayne Johnson 471
7. Jason Johnson 470
8. Kaley Gharst 463
9. Jason Solwold 460
10. Don Droud Jr. 460
11. Daryn Pittman 457
12. Tim Kaeding 456
13. Billy Alley 455
14. Brian Paulus 448
15. Ed Lynch Jr. 447
16. Dusty Zomer 444
17. Paul McMahan 444
18. Tony Bruce Jr. 443
19. Steve Kinser 443
20. Sammy Swindell 442

B Main Qualifiers

21. Brian Brown 440
22. Jonathan Allard 437
23. Jeff Shepard 423
24. Travis Rilat 423
25. Randy Hannagan 418
26. Terry McCarl 416
27. Shane Stewart 412
28. Brandon Wimmer 411
29. Chad Kemenah 410
30. Gary Wright 407
31. Stevie Smith 407
32. Lucas Wolfe 404
33. Chad Layton 404
34. Todd Shaffer 402
35. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 402
36. Greg Wilson 402
37. Skip Jackson 401
38. Kerry Madsen 401
39. Ricky Logan 399
40. Danny Lasoski 398

C Main Qualifiers

41. Brooke Tatnell 397
42. Rager Phillips 395
43. Dennis Moore Jr. 394
44. Lance Dewease 392
45. PJ Chesson 388
46. Jac Haudenschild 387
47. Jason Sides 387
48. Jeremy Campbell 380
49. Trevor Green 380
50. Luke Cranston 379

Non-qualifiers

51. Jon Corbin 378
52. Lynton Jeffrey 377
53. Brian Ellenberger 375
54. Kraig Kinser 374
55. Jesse Hockett 374
56. Clint Garner 373
57. Calvin Landis 373
58. Mark Dobmeier 373
59. Travis Whitney 370
60. Chris Walraven 368
61. Jason Martin 367
62. Kelly Kinser 366
63. Becca Anderson 363
64. Josh Higday 361
65. Justin Henderson 360
66. Matt Moro 360
67. Kenny Jacobs 359
68. Jan Howard 359
69. Ryan Anderson 356
70. Jerrod Hull 349
71. Dion Hindi 347
72. Robert Ballou 347
73. Tim St. Arnold 346
74. Jeff Mitrisin 345
75. Chad Meyer 344
76. Dean Jacobs 343
77. Randy Anderson 334
78. Bronson Maeschen 329
79. John Lambertz 326

80. Danny Smith 326
81. James Mosher 325
82. Neil Shepherd 320
83. Brent Antill 320
84. Kevin Swindell 318
85. Brock Mayes 316
86. Jake Peters 313
87. Chad Hillier 313
88. Tim Hunter 313
89. Bob Bennett 307
90. Eric Vanderploeg 303
91. Nick Smith 301
92. Larry Pinegar II 301
93. Rich Bubak 298
94. Jon Agan 296
95. Toni Lutar 296
96. Tyler Walker 285
97. Dale Howard 277
98. Jessica Zemken 260
99. Jerry Brey 258
100. Kim Mock 233
101. Dan Shetler 231
102. Natalie Sather 228
103. Greg Jones 228
104. Kyle Hirst 221
105. Brian Carlson 216
106. Mike Moore 210
107. Danny Jennings 208
108. Bobby Mincer 205
109. Seth Brahmer 205
110. Chris Schmelzle 197
111. Ty Bartz 192
112. Dave Enders 192
113. Jamie McDonald 192
114. Shawn Sander 185
115. Gordy Vogelaar 181
116. Tyler Houseman 181
117. Cameron McGahan 178
118. Doug Day 172
119. Jesse Baker 169
120. Jerrel Slinkard 107
121. JD Johnson 102
122. Michael Strader 98
123. Dave Saffell 97

Friday August 11th

Friday event trophies View of infield & turn 3 Victory Lane & Hall of Fame
View of turns 1 & 2 Center of infield View of infield
View of infield View of turns 1 & 2 View of front straight & turns 3 & 4
Donny Schatz View of the pits View of the pits
Terry McCarl Jonathan Allard Workin' Woody
Jan Howard Kelly Kinser Dale Howard
Calvin Landis Jan Howard Lynton Jeffrey
Chad Hillier Danny Smith Lynton Jeffrey
Tim St. Arnold Cars ready to push off Brian Carlson
Josh Higday Chad Meyer Jerrod Hull
Becca Anderson James Mosher Josh Higday
Ryan Anderson Bob Bennett Brian Ellenberger
Jerrod Hull Tim Hunter James Mosher
Dean Jacobs Kim Mock Ryan Anderson
Travis Whitney Mike Moore Justin Henderson
Jesse Hockett Robert Ballou Travis Whitney
John Lambertz Brock Mayes Dean Jacobs
Justin Henderson Neil Sheperd Robert Ballou
Ryan Anderson Robert Ballou Travis Whitney
Chris Walraven Greg Jones Matt Moro
Dion Hindi Greg Jones Jason Martin
Toni Lutar Dan Shetler Clint Garner
Jake Peters Dan Shetler Rich Bubak
John Lambertz Travis Whitney Josh Higday
Mike Moore Brock Mayes Jason Martin
Clint Garner Robert Ballou Robert Ballou
Luke Cranston Jason Sides Jon Corbin
Jac Haudenschild Lance Dewease & PJ Chesson Trevor Green
Jac Haudenschild Brook Tatnell Jeff Sheppard
Gary Wright Brian Brown Terry McCarl
Brandon Wimmer Randy Hannagan Terry McCarl
Brian Brown Jonathan Allard Don Droud Jr.
Daryn Pittman Jason Johnson Donny Schatz
Joey Saldana Jason Solwold Jason Meyers
Kaley Gharst Fred Rahmer Jason Johnson
Don Droud Jr. Jason Meyers Wayne Johnson
Craig Dollansky Fred Rahmer Calvin Landis Wing Dance
Calvin Landis Wing Dance Calvin Landis in victory lane Calvin Landis in victory lane
Scramble Winners: Don Droud Jr., Jon Corbin & Gary Wright Calvin Landis was the Non-Qualifiers A Feature Winner Scramble Winners: Don Droud Jr., Jon Corbin & Gary Wright
Brian Brown Brooke Tatnell Donny Schatz
Factory Value Parts winners: Brooke Tatnell, Brian Brown & Donny Schatz Factory Value Parts winners: Brooke Tatnell, Brian Brown & Donny Schatz Factory Value Parts winners: Brooke Tatnell, Brian Brown & Donny Schatz
Brian Brown Brooke Tatnell Donny Schatz

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4 Wide Salute to the fans Calvin Landis Wing Dance Calvin Landis in Victory Lane
Scramble Winners: Don Droud Jr., Jon Corbin & Gary Wright Factory Value Parts World Challenge Winners: Brooke Tatnell, Brian Brown & Donny Schatz Factory Value Parts World Challenge Winners: Brooke Tatnell, Brian Brown & Donny Schatz

Mike Campbell Photos

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Calvin Landis in Victory Lane Scramble Winners: Don Droud Jr., Jon Corbin & Gary Wright Factory Value Parts Winner, Brooke Tatnell

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Dean Jacobs & Mark Dobmeier View of the crowd at Knoxville Kerry Madsen & Crew Chief Sonny Kratzer
Paul McMahan & Donny Schatz Jason Meyers Fans in the Hall of Fame
Donny Schatz & Jason Meyers Jason Solwold

Friday results courtesy of Bill Wright

8/11/06

Knoxville Raceway

Knoxville Nationals Friday Night

Non-qualifiers

Heat one (started): 1. Calvin Landis 70 (2) 2. Jeremy Campbell 10c (1) 3. Jan Howard 46 (4) 4. Kelly Kinser 4K (3) / 5. Danny Smith 4 (6) 6. Kyle Hirst 99 (9) 7. Tim St. Arnold 7w (5) 8. Chad Hillier 5c (7) 9. Dale Howard 47D (8)

Landis led the 8 lapper flag to flag in a mostly single-file event. D. Howard exited on lap two.

Heat two (started): 1. Lynton Jeffrey 12 (1) 2. Mark Dobmeier 13 (2) 3. Ryan Anderson 71R (4) 4. Chad Meyer 1w (5) / 5. James Mosher 12m (6) 6. Becca Anderson 19x (3) 7. Tim Hunter 2H (7) 8. Jerry Brey 17J (8) DNS - Brian Carlson 18x

Jeffrey led the distance in a typical single-file Friday heat race.

Heat three (started): 1. Brian Ellenberger 20E (1) 2. Travis Whitney 9T (2) 3. Dean Jacobs 6 (5) 4. Jerrod Hull 94 (4) / 5. Bob Bennett 3 (7) 6. Neil Shepherd 4N (6) 7. Mike Moore 69 (9) 8. Kim Mock 1m (8) 9. Josh Higday 24 (3)

Ellenberger led throughout. D. Jacobs added some excitement by shooting to the inside of Hull and Shepherd to take third. Higday exited with a smoking motor on lap six.

Heat four (started): 1. Jesse Hockett 75x (1) 2. Dion Hindi 11D (4) 3. Brock Mayes 11B (6) 4. Chris Walraven 56 (2) / 5. Justin Henderson D1x (3) 6. Randy Anderson 81 (5) 7. Rich Bubak 9x (7) 8. Dan Shetler 98 (8)

Henderson grabbed the early lead and checked out on the field. A lap seven stoppage for a stalled Shetler, also saw the leader go to the work area with a flat left rear. Hockett assumed the lead ahead of Hindi, Walraven, Mayes and Ra. Anderson. Henderson had two laps to get back into a transfer, but had the door shut on him by Walraven on the low side of turn one on the white flag lap.

Heat five (started): 1. Jason Martin 36 (2) 2. Clint Garner 40 (1) 3. Robert Ballou 12x (4) 4. Matt Moro 47 (3) / 5. Jake Peters 57x (6) 6. John Lambertz 12L (5) 7. Toni Lutar 4x (7) 8. Greg Jones 3J (8)

J. Martin shot out to an early lead and dusted the field. The best heat racing of the night saw Moro and Peters battled for the last transfer over the course of the event. A side by side drag race to the checkers saw Moro edge Peters by .016 of a second.

B main (started): 1. Henderson (4) 2. D. Smith (1) 3. Hirst (6) 4. Mosher (2) / 5. Shepherd (8) 6. St. Arnold (11) 7. Ra. Anderson (9) 8. Hunter (12) 9. B. Anderson (7) 10. Hillier (16) 11. Lambertz (10) 12. Bennett (3) 13. M. Moore (13) 14. Lutar (15) 15. Jones (20) 16. Mock (18) 17. D. Howard (19) 18. Bubak (14) 19. Peters (5) 20. Carlson (21) 21. Brey (17) DNS - Shetler, Higday

D. Smith led lap one, but was quickly bested by Henderson on lap two. Mosher and Shepherd held down the final transfers until Hirst and Peters entered the fray. Both disposed of Shepherd to battle for the final transfer in the 12 lapper. On lap 10, the two contacted, with Peters breaking his right front in the contact, sending him pitside. Henderson led D. Smith, Mosher, Hirst and Shepherd back to green, white, checker. Hirst made a pass of Mosher, the only move in the top five. Brey exited on lap four.

A main (started): 1. Landis (1) 2. Jeffrey (2) 3. Hockett (4) 4. Ellenberger (3) 5. J. Martin (5) 6. Henderson (21) 7. Campbell (6) 8. Garner (10) 9. Hindi (9) 10. Whitney (8) 11. Mayes (14) 12. D. Jacobs (13) 13. Dobmeier (7) 14. Ballou (15) 15. D. Smith (22) 16. Ry. Anderson (12) 17. Ke. Kinser (16) 18. Hirst (23) 19. J. Howard (11) 20. Walraven (19) 21. Mosher (24) 22. Meyer (17) 23. Hull (18) 24. Moro (20)

Moro flipped on the initial green in the 20 lapper. He was unhurt. Landis jumped out to an early lead on the fast, yet racy surface, with Jeffrey in two. The two approached lap traffic by the eighth go-around and Jeffrey got by for the lead two circuits later. One lap later, Meyer stopped on lap 11. The restart saw Jeffrey leading Landis, Hockett, Ellenberger and J. Martin. After a false start, Landis shot into a lead he would not relinquish. Henderson moved up from 13th on the restart to sixth at the checkers, earning hard-charger honors. The win was Landis's second at Knoxville and paid the Arizona transplant $5000.

C Scramble (started): 1. Jon Corbin 33c (1) 2. Jac Haudenschild 35 (5) 3. PJ Chesson 55K (6) 4. Lance Dewease 25 (7) 5. Jason Sides 7s (4) 6. Brooke Tatnell 8 (10) 7. Trevor Green 11AU (3) 8. Dennis Moore Jr. 35m (8) 9. Rager Phillips 10 (9) 10. Luke Cranston 44x (2)

Corbin led flag to flag in the 12 lapper to earn $3000. Tatnell earned the pole position for Saturday's C, by moving up four spots. He'll be joined in row one by Chesson, who drove a steady race in third. Dewease was also impressive, running the bottom.

B Scramble (started): 1. Gary Wright 9w (1) 2. Chad Kemenah 15K (2) 3. Shane Stewart 26 (4) 4. Brian Brown 21 (10) 5. Terry McCarl 24x (5) 6. Brandon Wimmer 7TW (3) 7. Travis Rilat 29 (7) 8. Jeff Shepard 4J (8) 9. Randy Hannagan 1x (6) 10. Jonathan Allard 0 (9)

Wright led the 12 lap duration tallying $5000. Brown was the man on the move, staging a torrid duel with McCarl for a couple of laps. Brown moved forward six spots assuring himself of the B main pole on Saturday. Despite a 10th place finish, Allard will start beside him.

A Scramble (started): 1. Don Droud Jr. 44 (1) 2. Donny Schatz 15 (10) 3. Jason Solwold R19 (2) 4. Jason Johnson 41 (4) 5. Joey Saldana 9 (8) 6. Jason Meyers 14 (7) 7. Wayne Johnson 14AJ (5) 8. Kaley Gharst 44G (3) 9. Fred Rahmer 22 (6) 10. Craig Dollansky 7 (9)

A lap one fracas between Dollansky and Rahmer resulted in a broken front end and a trip to the pits for Dollansky. Rahmer continued, but was not competitive. Droud took charge in the Pace 44 and dominated for $7000. Schatz was the man on the move, ensuring himself of the pole for the A on Saturday night. He'll be joined by 2006 Kings Royal champ Joey Saldana.

World Challenge (started): 1. Tatnell (1) 2. Brown (3) 3. Schatz (8) 4. Kemenah (2) 5. Paul McMahan 20 (4) 6. J. Johnson (6) 7. Daryn Pittman 21x (5) 8. Kerry Madsen 11H (10) 9. Jeffrey (12) 10. Green (11) 11. Skip Jackson 2 (9) 12. Lutar (13) 13. Jamie McDonald NZ3 (15) 14. Dollansky (7) 15. Chris Schmelzle 57c (14) 16. Troy Little 54 (16)

Little exited early. Tatnell dominated the 16 lapper to become the first foreign driver to earn a World Challenge win since 1998. The win
paid him $10,000. Kemenah trailed him for much of the contest, but Brown passed him with two to go for the runner-up position and Schatz got by on the last lap for third.Schmelzle exited on lap seven. Dollansky went pitside while smoking on lap 11 to end a rough night.

Saturday August 12th

Victory Lane & Hall of Fame View of turns 1 & 2 2006 Knoxville Raceway Fire & Safety Crew
Center of Infield View of Infield 46th Annual Knoxville Nationals Trophies
Toni Lutar Bob Bennett & Greg Jones Rich Bubak
Brian Carlson Greg Jones Kim Mock
John Lambertz Dale Howard Brian Carlson
Mike Moore John Lambertz Jerry Brey
Dan Shetler Dan Shetler Car's ready to push off
Kyle Hurst Danny Smith Neil Shephert
Tim Hunter Kyle Hurst Dean Jacobs
Jerrod Hull Mark Dobmeier Ryan Anderson & Brock Mayes
Tim Hunter Chad Hillier Tim St. Arnold
Tim Hunter Chris Walraven Kelly Kinser
Jerrod Hull Becca Anderson Robert Ballou
Tim St. Arnold Matt Moro Jerrod Hull
Car's ready to push off Lance Dewease Jeremy Campbell
Luke Cranston Jason Sides Justin Henderson
Jac Haudenschild Jason Martin Clint Garner
Trevor Green Rager Phillips Dion Hindi
PJ Chesson & Brooke Tatnell Luke Cranston Dennis Moore Jr.
Justin Henderson Lance Dewease Jeremy Campbell & Jason Martin
Trevor Green Jesse Hockett & Clint Garner John Corbin
Brooke Tatnell & Jason Sides Jesse Hockett Clint Garner
Jeremy Campbell Lynton Jeffrey Jason Martin
PJ Chesson Rager Phillips Dean Jacobs
Neil Shepherd View of Infield & Hall of Fame Brock Mayes & Dean Jacobs
John Lambertz & Tim Hunter Terry McCarl & Ricky Logan Travis Rilat
Stevie Smith Ricky Logan Lucas Wolfe
Jonathan Allard Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Gary Wright
Jon Corbin & Justin Henderson Jesse Hockett & Rager Phillips Jason Martin
Brooke Tatnell & PJ Chesson Jeremy Campbell & Justin Henderson Brooke Tatnell, PJ Chesson & Jac Haudenschild
Jeremy Campbell, Dean Jacobs & Travis Whitney Jac Haudenschild Racing Action
Donny Schatz Brian Paulus Ed Lynch Jr.
Tim Kaeding Fred Rahmer Lucas Wolfe
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Skip Jackson Chad Kemenah's Best Appearing Crew
Shane Stewart Travis Rilat Start of B Main
Jonathan Allard spins in B Main  

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The podium finishers from Sat. night's Knoxville Nationals. From L-R : Tony Bruce Jr. rookie of the Nationals, Jeff Shepard B main winner, Joey Saldana 2nd, Donny Schatz 1st, Jason Johnson 3rd, Brock Mayes C main winner, and John Lambertz E main winner. The top 3 from Sat. night's Knoxville Nationals main event. Donny Schatz 1st, Joey Saldana 2nd and Jason Johnson 3rd. Donny Schatz drag races Joey Saldana off of turn 2 during the 46th Knoxville Nationals on Sat. night.

 

The family rivalry between Danny Lasoski and Brian Brown #21 Donny Schatz earned his first Knoxville Nationals titile on Sat. night Four wide from the 46th Knoxville Nationals on Sat. night. Donny Schatz #15,Jason Johnson #41, Jason Meyers #14 and Joey Saldana
Four wide from the 46th Knoxville Nationals on Sat. night. Donny Schatz #15,Jason Johnson #41, Jason Meyers #14 and Joey Saldana Donny Schatz is not going to let go off his first Knoxville Nationals trophy. Danny Lasoski gets mixed emotions from the crowd during driver introductions
     

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The field lines up four-wide for the Knoxville Nationals Aug. 12 Paul McMahan (20) and Steve Kinser battle during Saturday's Knoxville Nationals. Danny Lasoski (83) and Steve Kinser battle during the Knoxville Nationals Aug. 12
Terry McCarl (24) spins in Saturday's Knoxville Nationals and collects Danny Lasoski in the process. Lasoski recovered to finish fourth. Danny Lasoski (right) and Brian Paulus battle during Saturday's Knoxville Nationals. Danny Lasoski (right) makes contact with Kerry Madsen in the Knoxville Nationals B-main Saturday night. The contact sent Madsen flipping, while Lasoski went on to finish fourth in the Knoxville Nationals.
Kerry Madsen gets airborne Saturday night after being spun by Danny Lasoski in the Knoxville Nationals B-main. Kerry Madsen gets airborne Saturday night after being spun by Danny Lasoski in the Knoxville Nationals B-main.  

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Donny Schatz(15) and Joey Saldana race for the lead in the 46th Knoxville Nationals. Donny Schatz celebrates winning the Knoxville Nationals The top 3 finishers in the 46th Knoxville Nationals: 3rd:Jason Johnson; Winner Donny Schatz; 2nd: Joey Saldana
Jason Martin Flip Sequence #1 Jason Martin Flip Sequence #2 Jason Martin Flip Sequence #3
Jason Martin Flip Sequence #4 Chad Kemenah & Travis Rilat Chad Kemenah's Best Appearing Crew
Danny Lasoski & Terry McCarl Craig Dollansky & Jason Johnson Steve Kinser & Terry McCarl
Donny Schatz & Joey Saldana Brian Paulus & Steve Kinser Jason Meyers & Steve Kinser
Donny Schatz in Victory Lane 2006 Nationals Podium 2006 Nationals Top 3

Saturday results courtesy of Bill Wright

8/12/06

Knoxville Raceway

46th Annual Knoxville Nationals

90 cars

E main (started): 1. John Lambertz 12L (1) 2. Toni Lutar 4x (4) 3. Bob Bennett 3 (2) / 4. Mike Moore 69 (3) 5. Kim Mock 1m (6) 6. Rich Bubak 9x (8) 7. Dan Shetler 98 (11) 8. Dale Howard 47D (7) 9. Brian Carlson 18x (10) 10. Jerry Brey 17J (9) 11. Greg Jones 3J (5) DNS - Jake Peters 57x, Josh Higday 24

Lambertz led the 10 lap distance, hugging the low side of a fairly narrow surface. Lutar battled Bennett until getting by him for second with two to go in the non-stop affair.

D main (started): 1. Brock Mayes 11B (1) 2. Dean Jacobs 6 (2) / 3. Mark Dobmeier 13 (3) 4. Danny Smith 4 (5) 5. Kelly Kinser 4K (7) 6. Robert Ballou 12x (4) 7. Kyle Hirst 99 (8) 8. Ryan Anderson 71R (6) 9. Jan Howard 46 (9) 10. Tim St. Arnold 7w (16) 11. Chad Meyer 1w (12) 12. Lutar (22) 13. Chad Hillier 5c (20) 14. Matt Moro 47 (14) 15. Jerrod Hull 94 (13) 16. James Mosher 12m (11) 17. Becca Anderson 19x (17) 18. Lambertz (19) 19. Bennett (21) 20. Chris Walraven 56 (10) 21. Neil Shepherd 4N (15) 22. Tim Hunter 2H (18) DNS - Randy Anderson 81

Mayes grabbed the early lead ahead of D. Jacobs in the 12 lapper. Hunter pulled his ill-handling machine in on lap four. Two laps later, Shepherd lost his right rear tire and smacked the turn two wall, bringing out a caution. The restart saw Mayes leading D. Jacobs, Ballou, Dobmeier and Ry. Anderson. The two Ohioans battled in close proximity to the finish, with Dobmeier challenging late.

C main (started): 1. Jac Haudenschild 35 (4) 2. Brooke Tatnell 8 (1) / 3. Jaosn Sides 7s (6) 4. Lance Dewease 25 (3) 5. Justin Henderson D1x (16) 6. Trevor Green 11AU (9) 7. Calvin Landis 70 (11) 8. D. Jacobs (22) 9. Jesse Hockett 75x (13) 10. Luke Cranston 44x (10) 11. Dion Hindi 11D (19) 12. Travis Whitney 9T (20) 13. Jon Corbin 33c (8) 14. Clint Garner 40 (18) 15. Mayes (21) 16. Jeremy Campbell 10c (17) 17. Brian Ellenberger 20E (14) 18. Rager Phillips 10 (7) 19. Dennis Moore Jr. 35m (5) 20. Lynton Jeffrey 12 (12) 21. PJ Chesson 55K (2) 22. Jason Martin 36 (15)

Tatnell jumped out to an early lead in the star-studded 15 lap event. A lap two caution for Moore Jr. who did a 360 spin and came to a stop on the frontstretch, slowed things. The restart saw Tatnell leading Haudenschild, Dewease, Chesson and Sides. One more lap was in the books when Chesson got sideways, collecting a surging J. Martin who struck Chesson and got upside down hard. He was uninjured, but done. The incident also collected Garner and Campbell. Chesson went pitside. Jeffrey also retired with a bent drag link. Now Tatnell led Haudenschild, Dewease, Sides and Green on the restart. While the two leaders battled side by side, Dewease and Sides did likewise. 10 laps were in the books when Moore Jr. spun, bringing out another caution. He was sent to the pits after two unassisted yellows. The restart saw Haudenschild get by Tatnell for what would be the winning pass. Sides continued strong and passed Dewease, but ran out of laps before grabbing a transfer to the B. Henderson came late after a nice run, and D. Jacobs got hard-charger honors starting dead last and running eighth.

B main (started): 1. Jeff Shepard 4J (5) 2. Shane Stewart 26 (4) 3. Terry McCarl 24x (7) 4. Danny Lasoski 83 (20) / 5. Travis Rilat 29 (3) 6. Brian Brown 21 (1) 7. Tatnell (22) 8. Randy Hannagan 1x (9) 9. Ricky Logan 55 (19) 10. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 40R (15) 11. Greg Wilson w20 (16) 12. Jonathan Allard 0 (2) 13. Haudenschild (21) 14. Stevie Smith 19 (11) 15. Chad Layton 12c (13) 16. Todd Shaffer 77 (14) 17. Lucas Wolfe 5w (12) 18. Kerry Madsen 11H (18) 19. Chad Kemenah 15K (6) 20. Skip Jackson 2 (17) 21. Brandon Wimmer 7TW (10) 22. Gary Wright 9w (8)

Lasoski jumped the initial start and was sent to the tail. The 22 lap gauntlet saw Brown lead at the outset. Things were slowed on lap six when Allard spun. Brown led Stewart, Shepard, McCarl and Rilat back to green flag racing. Stewart moved by Brown on the next circuit to lead, and the two battled back and forth in the turns, with Brown grabbing the advantage again on lap nine. Wimmer stopped and exited with rear end problems on lap 10. Brown led Stewart, Shepard, McCarl and Rilat back to green. Stewart grabbed the lead on the restart, and one more lap was in the books when Jackson spun into the turn two wall. Now Stewart led Brown, McCarl, Shepard and Kemenah. Madsen and Lasoski were moving up from the rear in fifth and sixth by the halfway mark. On lap 17, Madsen bobbled a bit and was tapped by Lasoski. Lasoski stayed on the gas, upsetting the 11H and its driver, who was uninjured physically, but vowing to even the score in the future while on live TV. The restart saw Stewart lose his lead to Shepard with McCarl and a battle between Brown and Lasoski for the final transfer, behind him. Lasoski edged ahead of Brown briefly on lap 18. On lap 19, Brown got a run down the backstretch and came down to cut off Lasoski's line on the low side of turn three. The result was contact between Brown's left rear and Lasoski's right front. The impact sent Lasoski into a 360 spin. A rare inadvertent caution was thrown, so Lasoski was given his spot back. Under caution, Lasoski attempted to damage the Brown mount in frustration. Brown refused to back down to his uncle and retaliated in kind, as the crowd grew raucous, wanting a black flag thrown for Lasoski. Lasoski was able to gain the final transfer in the final laps while Brown faded to sixth. The incident overshadowed fine runs by Shepard, Stewart and McCarl.

A main (started): 1. Donny Schatz 15 (1) 2. Joey Saldana 9 (2) 3. Jason Johnson 41 (3) 4. Lasoski (24) 5. Jason Meyers 14 (4) 6. Steve Kinser 11 (19) 7. Craig Dollansky 7 (5) 8. Wayne Johnson 14AJ (6) 9. Don Droud Jr. 44 (7) 10. Daryn Pittman 21x (11) 11. Paul McMahan 20 (17) 12. Fred Rahmer 22 (9) 13. Shepard (21) 14. Tim Kaeding 11K (12) 15. Dusty Zomer 1z (16) 16. Ed Lynch Jr. 2L (15) 17. Stewart (22) 18. Sammy Swindell 1s (20) 19. McCarl (23) 20. Billy Alley 17G (13) 21. Kaley Gharst 44G (10) 22. Tony Bruce Jr. 18 (18) 23. Brian Paulus 28 (14) 24. Jason Solwold R19 (8)

The 30 lapper took awhile to get underway. On the initial try, Solwold shelled a driveline and was tagged by Gharst, who started to his rear. Solwold retired, while Gharst made repairs to a nose wing and his brakes. Kaeding spun on the restart, bringing caution again and moving the outside rows up three spots after the trio of cars had problems. Once underway, Saldana took the lead in the 9. Schatz was hooked up and was within striking distance the first third of the event. Schatz would make what would be the winning pass on lap 10 of the event. J. Johnson was never far behind in the Lanny Row machine. McCarl had moved into ninth from the final row in a good run when he spun (with some apparent help) on lap 20. The restart saw Schatz leading Saldana, J. Johnson, Meyers, Dollansky and a surging S. Kinser. One more lap was in the books when Paulus had a top ten run thwarted with a broken rear axle. The incident saw an open red called, presumably chiefly for fuel. After adjustments were made under red, Schatz led Saldana, J. Johnson, Dollansky, Meyers and S.Kinser without any lap cars between (Knoxville rules). S. Kinser made a move for fourth on the restart, but was caught behind a sliding Meyers in turn three fading a bit. Suddenly, Lasoski was in the top five mix, while J. Johnson overtook Saldana for second. Schatz pulled away and won his first Nationals, cashing in on $140,000 and a 6 foot trophy while fighting back tears. Saldana ($70,000) made a $35,000 pass on J. Johnson ($35,000) for second in the final corner. Lasoski completed a fine run, passing 20 cars and earning hard-charger honors. Kemenah's crew was best appearing, while Bruce was the Rookie of the Year.

 

Misc Knoxville Nationals Photos

"Walkin' the Midway"

Pit Shack Helmet Vender outside turn 4 Vender outside turn 4
West end of Midway Pit Shack on West end of Midway Outside Pit Gate
Entrance to Trade Show Pit sign-in windows View of the Midway
View of the Midway View of the Midway Dion Hindi's show car on the Midway
View of the Midway View of the Midway Tim's Racing Simulators
Tim's Racing Simulators View of the Midway View of the Midway
View of the Midway View of the Midway View of the Midway
View of the Midway View of the Midway View of the Midway
View of the Midway View of the Midway Press Room in Dyer Hudson Hall
Ticket Office View of the Midway View of the Midway
Main Entrance to Front straight Grandstands View of the Midway View of the Midway
View of the Midway View of the Midway View of the Midway
View of the Midway View of the Midway View of the Midway
View of the Midway View of the Midway View of the Midway
View of the Midway NST Souvenier Trailer East end of Midway
East end of Midway East end of Midway East end of Midway
East end of Midway Jonathan Allar's show car on the midway NST Souvenier Trailer
East end of Midway Outside main entrance on Highway 14 The Dingus Lounge
Main entrance on Highway 14 Outside main entrance Venders in Hyvee Parking lot
Venders in Hyvee Parking lot Venders on Dingus Lounge corner Marion County Pork Producers consession building
Youngs Park Youngs Park Youngs Park
Youngs Park Highway 14 looking north toward track Food vender sounth of the railroad tracks
Outside front entracne From the looks of this sign, this gas station has been closed for 2 years! Food vender south of the railroad tracks
Motorcyles parked outside front entrance Motorcyles parked outside front entrance Dingus Lounge
Outside front entrance Outside fromt entrance KNIA-KRLS Big Red Radio inside front entrance
Main front entrance Outside front entrance Outside front entrance
Outside front entrance Outside front entrance Outside front entrance
Hy-Vee Parking Lot Hy-Vee Parking Lot Outside of turn 1
Outside front entrance O'Reilly's Auto parts O'Reilly's Auto parts
Venders on Highway 14 Knoxville Sprint Car Wall Hy-Vee Parking Lot
Outside of turn 2 Outside of turn 2 Outside of turn 2
Knoxville Sprint Car Wall Outside of turn 2 Casey's General Store
Hall of Fame Museum Hall of Fame Museum Hall of Fame Museum
Outside of turn 2 Highway 14 looking South Knoxville Wall of Champions
The famous Turkey Leg tent Hall of Fame Museum Hall of Fame Museum
Subway Vender's next to Hall of Fame Mr. C's Steak House
Pizza Hut Racing Simulators Back Straight Grandstands
View of Hall of Fame & turn 2 View of turns 3 & 4 View of back straight & turn 4
Center of track & Main Grand Stands View of back straight and turn 1 View of Hall of Fame & turn 2
View of under back straight grandstands Outlaw Kart View of back entrane to the track
Cars outside of turn 3 Joey Saldana Cars outside of turns 3 & 4
Cars outside of turns 3 & 4 Cars outside of turns 3 & 4 Cars outside of turns 3 & 4
Terry McCarl Billy Alley Rager Phillips
Jason Solwold Jason Meyers Cars outside of turns 3 & 4
Jesse Hockett Wayne Johnson Dennis Moore Jr.
Brian Brown Kerry Madsen Dean Jacobs
Chad Meyers Dean Jacobs Danny Lasoski
Cars outside of turns 3 & 4 Top of Joey Saldana's wing Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Tim Hunter Cars outside of turns 3 & 4 Outside of turn 4
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Inside the Trade Show Phoenix Custom Apparel Inside the Trade Show
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