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IRA v Knoxville Challenge 5-12-07

Tommy Sexton Scotty Neitzel Ian Madsen
Brian Brown Ryan Irwin Andy Hunt
Ty Bartz Travis Whitney John Haeni
Scott Uttech View of the pits Scott Biertzer
Scott Young Toni Lutar Jon Corbin
Calvin Landis Ricky Logan Natalie Sather
Jesse Gianetto Ryan Roberts Mark Dobmeier
Car's in the Tech Area Jack Dover Mike Reinke
Bill Warren Dusty Zomer Dennis Moore Jr.
Dave Uttech Pete Crall Kim Mock
Johnny Anderson Rick Ideus Nate Van Haaften
John Hall View of the pits View of the pits
Josh Higday Josh Schneiderman John Schulz
John Kearney Brett Mather Tyler Thompson
Frankie Heimbaugh Steve Meyer Billy Hafemann
Dustin Lindquist Greg Jones Kaley Gharst
Lynton Jeffrey Billy Alley Bronson Maeschen
Scott Winters View of the pits Brent Antill
Davey Heskin Mike Deavers Ryan Anderson
Russell Borland Bill Balog Todd King
Mike Moore View of the pits View of the pits
View of the pits Overhead view of the pits Overhead view of the pits
Event Trophies Center of Infield & Hall of Fame Push Trucks ready for work
Center of Infield Center of Infield Center of Infield
Front straight & tuens 1 & 2 Turns 3 & 4 Turn 1
Turns 1 & 2 Center of Infield View of the pits
View of the pits Doug Clark setting up the flagstand Drivers Meeting
View of the pits Scott Young John Haeni
Scott Biertzer Bill Balog John Haeni
Jack Potter Billy Alley Mike Reinke
Travis Whitney Mark Dobmeier Scotty Neitzel
Jack Potter Toni Lutar John Haeni
Scott Young Travis Whitney Dennis Moore Jr.
Mark Dobmeier Todd King Dennis Moore Jr.
Bill Warren John Haeni Ian Madsen & Scott Young
Ian Madsen John Haeni 410's ready to push off
Dave Uttech Kim Mock Dave Saffell
Randy Anderson Tony Shilling Billy Hafemann & Clint Garner
Dave Uttech Kim Mock Jordan St. Arnold
Russell Borland Dave Saffell Calvin Landis
Ricky Logan Ty Bartz Ryan Anderson
Ricky Logan & Clint Garner Brent Antill Andy Hunt
Kim Mock 410's ready to push off Scott Winters
Scott Uttech & Rager Phillips Ryan Irwin Dusty Zomer
Brian Brown Kim Mock Scott Uttech & Clint Garner
Greg Young Bob Weauve Jack Dover
Tommy Sexton Rager Phillips Scott Uttech & Dusty Zomer
Mike Deavers Dustin Lindquist Dustin Lindquist
Tyler Thompson Rager Phillips Bryan Dobesh
Jake Peters Tom Lenz Bryan Dobesh
Johnny Anderson Tom Lenz Matt Moro
Tyler Thompson & Pete Crall Tyler Houseman Josh Higday
Larry Pinegar III Natalie Sather Joe Beaver
Nate Mosher Nate Mosher Ryan Roberts
Joe Beaver John Kearney celebrated 360 Feature Win atop his wing. John Kearney is interview by Mike Roberts in Victory Lane
John Kearney in Victory Lane    

Results Courtesy of Bill Wright

IRA vs. Knoxville Challenge 

51 410s

37 360s 

410s 

Travis Whitney (1st car out to time) led the IRA contingent to Knoxville with quick time at 15.155 seconds. Calvin Landis (25th car out) was second quick, followed by Billy Alley (8th), Jack Potter (3rd), Toni Lutar (10th), Randy Anderson (22nd), Mike Reinke (6th), Skip Jackson (51st), Kim Mock (18th) and Scott Young (14th). Bill Warren failed to get a time in and scratched for the night. 

Heat one (started): 1. Ryan Anderson 71R (1) 2. Mark Dobmeier 13 (2) 3. Lynton Jeffrey 12 (3) 4. Mock 1m (4) 5. Whitney 9T (6) / 6. Jon Corbin 15 (9) 7. Lutar 4x (5) 8. Jack Dover 53 (7) 9. Ty Bartz 75 (8) 10. Tommy Sexton Jr. 83D (11) 11. Billy Hafemann 2B (10) 12. Scott Uttech 3K (12) 13. Russel Borland 23 (13) 

Ry. Anderson led flag to flag in the 8 lapper. Corbin was strong and shot by Whitney on the low side for the final transfer with two to go, but was trapped behind the lapped car of Borland and Whitney took advantage by pulling away at the end. 

Heat two (started): 1. Landis 70 (6) 2. Scott Neitzel 2w (2) 3. Young 3 (4) 4. Ra. Anderson 81 (5) 5. Davey Heskin 56 (3) / 6. Tony Shilling 47T (7) 7. Rager Phillips 9 (9) 8. Bill Wirth 53w (12) 9. Steve Meyer 85m (1) 10. Mike Deavers 72 (10) 11. Bob Weuve 19 (11) 12. Robert Bell 71 (13) 13. Brian Brown 21 (8) 

Neitzel took the early lead. After a disappointing time trial (30th), Brown had charged into a transfer spot by lap three, when he coasted to a stop and exited. Neitzel led Landis, Ra. Anderson, Young and Heskin back to green. Landis used the low side of turns one and two to make his winning move on the restart. Shilling was all over Heskin for the final transfer but fell short. Young used the low side to drive by Ra. Anderson for third. 

Heat three (started): 1. Dusty Zomer 1z (4) 2. Ricky Logan 10 (2) 3. Clint Garner 40 (1) 4. Alley 55 (6) 5. Scott Winters R19 (8) / 6. Reinke 02 (5) 7. John Haeni 21J (3) 8. Mike Moore 69 (11) 9. Bronson Maeschen 96 (7) 10. Todd King 97 (9) 11. Greg Jones 3J (12) 12. Andy Hunt 9A (10) DNS - Bill Warren 95 

Zomer shot around Logan in turn two and never looked back, for the win. Zomer's dominance left Logan and Garner to an entertaining battle for second. Garner fell just short of the spot. 

Heat four (started): 1. Kaley Gharst 3* (2) 2. Jackson 2 (5) 3. Dustin Lindquist 5 (4) 4. Brent Antill 1 (3) 5. Dennis Moore Jr. 17G (7) / 6. Billy Balog 17 (1) 7. Scott Biertzer 4B (8) 8. Dave Saffell 03 (11) 9. Ian Madsen 1A (10) 10. Jack Potter 47 (6) 11. Ryan Irwin 49 (12) 12. Dave Uttech 68 (9) 

Gharst checked out on the field after a second lap flip by D. Uttech. On the lap two restart, Balog who was running fourth stuttered, and Antill and Moore Jr. jumped him for fourth and fifth. Jackson was able to shoot by Lindquist on the bottom on the restart for second. 

C main (started): 1. King (1) 2. M. Moore (6) / 3. Deavers (3) 4. Hafemann (2) 5. Weuve (7) 6. Madsen (5) 7. S. Uttech (8) 8. Bell (12) 9. Wirth (11) 10. Hunt (4) 11. Irwin (13) 12. Saffell (9) 13. Borland (10) DNS - Sexton, Jones, D. Uttech, Warren

King led flag to flag in the 10 lapper. He had to hold off the charges of M. Moore who made the bottom work to move into second.

B main (started): 1. Brown (11) 2. Reinke (3) 3. Meyer (5) 4. Maeschen (9) / 5. Lutar (2) 6. Potter (1) 7. Shilling (8) 8. Corbin (13) 9. Dover (7) 10. M. Moore (16) 11. Balog (6) 12. King (15) 13. Haeni (4) 14. Biertzer (12) 15. Phillips (14) 16. Bartz (10) 

Corbin spun over the berm before a lap could be completed and restarted at the tail. Reinke led the pack early in the 12 lapper. Brown was slicing through the pack from row six and by the halfway point, had the lead. Lap seven contact between Phillips and Balog resulted in their spins and a caution. Brown led Reinke, Meyer, Lutar and Potter back to green with five to go. Maeschen restarted in seventh and waited until the final corner to grab the final transfer from Lutar. Brown pulled away. 

A main (started): 1. Zomer (1) 2. Gharst (16) 3. Jeffrey (10) 4. Jackson (4) 5. Lindquist (9) 6. Landis (7) 7. Young (2) 8. Alley (6) 9. Logan (15) 10. Ra. Anderson (5) 11. Garner (18) 12. Dobmeier (13) 13. Reinke (22) 14. Moore Jr. (19) 15. Maeschen (24) 16. Heskin (11) 17. Ry. Anderson (17) 18. Antill (12) 19. Meyer (23) 20. Mock (3) 21. Neitzel (14) 22. Brown (21) 23. Winters (20) 24. Whitney (8) 

Whitney got over the turn one cushion, which had built a large berm, and flipped before a lap could be completed. He was uninjured. Zomer took off from the beginning in the 20 lapper. Meanwhile, Young tracked him while Jeffrey and Gharst made strides toward the front. Jeffrey moved by Young for second around the halfway point, while Gharst picked his way through the top five. B main winner Brown was eighth by lap 17 when his powerplant went up in smoke, slowing the event. Winters also retired with a smoking bullet. Zomer gave up a 9 second lead (half a lap) and led Jeffrey, Gharst, Jackson and Young back to green flag racing. Gharst quickly disposed of Jeffrey, finding a streak of rubber low in turns one and two. Zomer found the advantage on the last lap to pull away for his first 410 win at Knoxville. Gharst continued his hard-charging ways and Jeffrey looked his 2007 best. 

360s 

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Josh Higday 2x (1*) 2. Matt Moro 2m (2*) 3. Nate Van Haaften 3 (3*) 4. Gregg Bakker 11x (6*) 5. Bryan Dobesh 2D (7) 6. John Hall 7H (4) 7. Russ Hall 29 (8) 8. Tom Lenz 8L (5) 9. Jody Rosenboom K9 (9) 

Higday left the field behind in the 7 lapper. Bakker and Dobesh were the men on the move. Bakker came just shy of besting Van Haaften, while Dobesh won a good battle with J. Hall for fifth. Nonetheless, he missed the passing points cut by one spot. 

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. John Kearney 86 (4*) 2. Alan Zoutte 33 (1*) 3. Pete Crall 1 (6*) 4. Dave Hall 51 (8*) 5. Johnny Anderson 7a (5) 6. Jake Peters 57x (7) 7. Tyler Thompson 48 (3) 8. Tyler Houseman 50 (2) 9. Jordan St. Arnold 7s (9) 

Kearney circled the front row on lap one, and destroyed the field. Crall dogged Zoutte late, but fell just short of second, while D. Hall had a nice run including a pass of Peters on the low side. 

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Brett Mather 54 (2*) 2. Rick Ideus 5 (6*) 3. Nate Mosher 22N (1*) 4. Joe Beaver 53 (5*) 5. Frankie Heimbaugh 04 (3) 6. Mike Houseman Jr. Y2 (7) 7. Travis Porter 31P (9) 8. Jeff Mitrisin 10 (4) DNS - Josh Schneiderman 49 (8) 

Mather led lfag to flag. Mitrisin slowed on lap three while running fourth. He exited and was done for the night. Ideus finished a strong run in second, while Beaver used a last lap slingshot of Heimbaugh to nail fourth. 

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Natalie Sather 94s (1*) 2. Ryan Roberts 18R (6*) 3. Mitch Runge 28 (3*) 4. Larry Pinegar II 00 (5*) 5. Jesse Giannetto 86x (8) 6. John Schulz 2 (7) 7. CJ Houseman Y5 (4) DNS - Dustin Selvage 7 (2), Don Dawson II 6D (9) 

Sather looked smooth in a mostly single-file affair. 

B main (started): 1. Dobesh (1) 2. Giannetto (2) 3. J. Anderson (3) 4. Peters (5) 5. Houseman Jr. (6) / 6. Heimbaugh (4) 7. Schulz (7) 8. J. Hall (8) 9. Thompson (11) 10. Schneiderman (17) 11. R. Hall (9) 12. Rosenboom (16) 13. Lenz (13) 14. T. Houseman (14) 15. Porter (10) 16. CJ Houseman (12) 17. St. Arnold (15) DNS - Mitrisin, Selvage 

Dobesh led throughout in the 10 lapper. The mostly single-file affair saw Peters move into fourth on lap two behind the top three runners. 

A main (started): 1. Kearney (8) 2. Moro (1) 3. Roberts (3) 4. Ideus (7) 5. Bakker (12) 6. Giannetto (18) 7. Crall (2) 8. Peters (20) 9. Mather (6) 10. D. Hall (10) 11. Pinegar (16) 12. Houseman Jr. (19) 13. J. Anderson (17) 14. Runge (14) 15. Beaver (15) 16. Zoutte (9) 17. Higday (5) 18. Van Haaften (11) 19. Sather (4) 20. Mosher (13) DNS – Dobesh 

Moro shot out to the early lead from the pole. On lap five, Mosher shot over the right rear of Van Haaften and dumped it hard in turn four. He was unhurt. Van Haaften changed his right rear tire and continued. Moro led Sather, Higday, Roberts and Kearney back to green on the restart. Higday shot under Sather, and the two made contact. Sather slowed and exited with a noticeable vibration in her machine, while Higday lost several spots. The big benefactor was Kearney, who shot into second ahead of Roberts. Four laps later, Beaver spun above the turn two caution bringing the final slowdown. Now Moro led Kearney, Roberts, Bakker and Ideus back to green. Kearney pounced when the green fell, and pulled away for his 21st career 360 Knoxville win. Roberts held on to third for his best career run at Knoxville. Giannetto and Peters earned hard-charger honors by moving forward 12 spots.

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