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2007 360 Knoxville Nationals August 2-4

Lonnie Wheatley Photos

Kaley Gharst

Kaley Gharst posted his first career O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour National series feature win by topping Thursday night's 17th Annual ASCS Knoxville Nationals preliminary main event.

Kaley Gharst Thursday night's 17th Annual ASCS Knoxville Nationals preliminary winner Kaley Gharst is joined on the podium by runner-up Gary Wright (left) and third-place finisher Matt Moro (right).
Shane Stewart

Oklahoma's Shane Stewart reached the top step of the victory podium by topping Friday night's 20-lap preliminary feature at the 17th Annual ASCS Knoxville Nationals.

Shane Stewart

Shane Stewart notched his 13th career O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour National feature win by topping Friday night's 20-lap preliminary feature at the 17th Annual ASCS Knoxville Nationals.

Shane Stewart Shane Stewart captured the $10,000 winner's share by topping Saturday night's 17th Annual ASCS Knoxville Nationals finale.
Podium 17th Annual ASCS Knoxville Nationals champion Shane Stewart of Bixby, OK, is joined on the podium by runner-up Wayne Johnson of Oklahoma City, OK (left) and third-place finisher Gary Wright of Hooks, TX (right).
Stewart Team

Shane Stewart and the entire Doyle's Harley Davidson No. 1hd team enjoy victory lane after topping Saturday night's 17th Annual ASCS Knoxville Nationals $10,000 to win finale in Knoxville, IA.

Doug Johnson Photos - www.dirttrackfury.net

Kaley Gharst Kaley Gharst won the opening night of the 17th Annual 360 Nationals on Thursday night.
Kaley Gharst

Kaley Gharst won the opening night of the 17th Annual 360 Nationals on Thursday night.

Ingalls-Blaney Derek Ingalls #91 battles with Dale Blaney during the 17th Annual 360 Nationals at the Knoxville Raceway.
Winters-Young Scott Winters #R19 slides under Don Young during the Thursday main event at the 360 Nationals.
Shane Stewart Shane Stewart picked up the win on Friday night during the 360 Nationals at the Knoxville Raceway.
Shane Stewart Shane Stewart picked up the win on Friday night during the 360 Nationals at the Knoxville Raceway.
Jonathan Allard Jonathon Allard crashed during the A main on Friday night at the 360 Nationals
Jesse Gianetto Jesse Giannetto took a wild ride on Friday night as well.  Both drivers were OK.
Chuck Hebing Chuck Hebing set quick time in the Cobra car on Friday of the 360 Nationals.

SteveHardin.Com Photos from Friday Night

Knoxville Pace Truck Taylor Malsam's Rudeen Racing Hauler Ben Gregg
Rick Ideus Ryan Roberts Hauler Door Venders
Nick Smith Darren Stewart Skip Jackson
Matt Linder Taylor Malsam Toby Chapman
Shane Stewart Jonathan Allard TJ Winegardner
Josh Fisher Stu Snyder Eric Baldaccini
Chad Meyer Ryan Roberts Jason Danley
Tim Allison Tech Area Josh Higday
Nate Mosher John Hall Forest Sutherland
Mallory Armfield Mike Chadd Nick Mulheim
Tech Area Wayne Johnson Darren Long
Ray Allen Ben Gregg Ryan Yeager
Bryan Dobesh Gary Moyer Brad Sweet
David Hall Dave Glennon Tim Norman
Jan Howard Jason Danley Jason Johnson
Brett Mather Clint Garner Chris Morgan
Jonathan Cornell Gregg Bakker Joe Beaver
Rager Phillips Mitch Runge Ronnie Blair
Kevin Ingle Jordan Martens 360 Nationals banner behind grandstands
Friday Event Trophies Victory Lane & Hall of Fame Front Staight & Turns 1 & 2
Center of track Center of track Center of track & turn 3
Turns 3 & 4 Center of track Drivers Meeting
Taylor Malsam Ron Blair Shane Stewart
Toby Chapman Jordan Martens TJ Winegardner
Shane Stewart Nick Mulheim Chris Morgan
Gary Lee Maier Shane Stewart & Brett Mather Jonathan Allard
Mike Chadd Gary Lee Maier & Jason Johsnon Wayne Johnson
Skip Jackson Justin Barger Nick Mulheim
Matt Linder Shane Stewart Ron Blair
Kevin Ingle Jan Howard Jonathan Allard
Gary Lee Maier Cars ready to push off TJ Winegardner
Jan Howard & Toby Chapman Darren Long Cars ready to push off
Doug & Jusin Clark Matt Linder Nick Mulheim
Jordan St. Arnold Justin Barger Jason Johnson
Skip Jackson Mike Runge Taylor Malsam
Nick Malsam Mike Chadd Cars ready to push off
Dave Glennon Ricky Logan Joe Beaver
Dustin Selvage Tim Allison Nick Smith
Josh Higday Nate Mosher Clint Garner
Tim Allison Chad Meyer Lauren Densley
Stu Snyder Ben Gregg Gary Moyer
Dustin Selvage Lauren Densley Bryan Dobesh
Jesse Gianetto Jonathan Cornell Eric Baldaccini
Doug & Justin Clark    
 

Saturday Night

 
Dale Blaney Brian Brown Foster Landon
Chris Schmelze Derek Hagar Natalie Sather
Johnny Anderson Alan Zoutte Brian Thomas
Robby Vaughn Derek Ingalls Larry Pinegar III
John Kearney JD Johnson Lee Sowell
Pit Board Line Up's Don Young Nate Van Haaften
Lee Grosz Don Droud Jr. Travis Porter
View of the pits View of the pits Kathryne Minter
View of the pits AJ Selenke Darren Stewart
Bryan Holland Gregg Bakker View of the pits
Chuck Swenson Luke Hall Larry Neighbors
View of the pits Frankie Heimbaugh View of the pits
360 Nationals Banner View of the pits Russ Hall
Water Truck incident in turns 1 & 2 Water Truck incident in turns 1 & 2 Water Truck incident in turns 1 & 2
Water Truck incident in turns 1 & 2 View of the pits View of the pits
View of the pits Front Straight Event Trophies
Center of track Victory Lane & Hall of Fame Center of track
Turns 3 & 4 Center of track View of the pits
Infield Turns 3 & 4 View of the crowd
 

410 Sprints

 
Brian Brown Garrett Ishii Danny Smith
Dion Hindi Travis Cram Seth Brahmer
Billy Alley Ricky Logan Tim Kaeding
Davey Heskin Toni Lutar Rager Phillips
View of the pits Tony Schilling Calvin Landis
Bronson Maeschen View of the pits Dusty Zomer
Ray Allen Kulhanek Kaley Gharst in Victory Lane Kaley Gharst in Victory Lane
Billy Alley Mike Deavers Rager Phillips
Brian Brown Ricky Logan Tim Kaeding
Tim Kaeding Mike Deavers Jonathan Allard
Calvin Landis Matt Wasmund Seth Brahmer
Brian Paulus Dion Hindi Skip Jackson
Tim Kaeding Dusty Zomer Jonathan Allard & Brian Brown
Kaley Gharst Travis Cram Clint Garner
Danny Smith & Dusty Zomer Mike Moore Danny Smith
Brian Paulus Toni Lutar Kaley Gharst
Danny Smith Lynton Jeffrey Matt Wasmund
Don Droud Jr. Jeff Mitrisin Bob Weauve
Jack Dover Skip Jackson Cars ready to push off
Wayne Johnson Danny Smith  

Results and Story Courtesy of Bill Wright

8/2/07 

Knoxville Raceway 

360 Nationals Night One 

51 cars 

Jon Corbin (7th car out to time) set quick time on the heavy surface.  Gary Wright (46th car out) registered second quick late followed by John Kearney (6th), Dale Blaney (48th), Bryan Howland (29th), Travis Rilat (15th), Brian Brown (35th), Billy Alley (47th), Kaley Gharst (8th) and Chuck Swenson (42nd).  Brian Thomas was DQed for an illegal tire, and Dave Becker and Korey Weyant failed to get times in. 

Heat one (started): 1. Natalie Sather 94s (2) 2. Rilat 29T (5) 3. Don Young 75 (4) 4. George White 1s (1) / 5. Larry Pinegar II 44 (3) 6. Alan Zoutte 33 (8) 7. AJ Selenke 43 (7) 8. Derek Hagar 9JR (9) / 9. Kathryne Minter 13m (10) 10. Corbin 4c (6) DNS - Korey Weyant 99 

The heats had an invert of six, and transferred the top four to the A, next four to the B and the rest to the C.  Sather shot on the cushion to take the lead early and led the eight lapper flag to flag.  Corbin hammered the front stretch wall hard with his right rear on lap two, ending his night after registering quick time.  Sather led Young, White, Pinegar and Rilat back to green flag racing after the early caution.  Rilat asserted himself on teh low side, surging to second.  White lost the final transfer to the A from Pinegar, but regained it with two to go. 

Heat two (started): 1. Matt Moro 2m (4) 2. Brown 21 (5) 3. Russ Hall 29 (1) 4. Jarod Smith 24 (2) / 5. Wright 9 (6) 6. Nate Van Haaften 3 (7) 7. Foster Landon 11F (9) 8. Robby Vaughn 4R (8) / 9. Chris Schmelzle 57c (3) 10. Travis Porter 31P (10) 

R. Hall took the point early, but Moro surged ahead on the second go-around.  Brown did well moving up to second, while Wright chased J. Smith the last half of the race for the final transfer in vain. 

Heat three (started): 1. Larry Neighbors 29N (2) 2. Joe Ramaker 98R (9) 3. Pete Crall 1 (7) 4. Seth Bergman 23A (1) / 5. Alley 55 (5) 6. Jeff Mitrisin 10 (3) 7. Kearney 86 (6) 8. Fred Cade 12c (4) / 9. Frankie Heimbaugh 04 (8) DNS - Jared Horstman 17 

Horstman had an ill motor in time trials and scratched for the night.  The first try at a start saw a disaster for five cars.  Cade and Mitrisin appeared to tangle in turn two, collecting Alley, Kearney and Heimbaugh.  Mitrisin actually tipped over, but he, Alley and Kearney returned to the fray, while Cade and Heimbaugh were done.  Kearney would only make two laps before stopping and retiring from the event.  Neighbors led the distance, using the low grooove.  Ramaker made several charges on the high side after his fortunate restart in row two.  Alley and Mitrisin never seemed the same after making their repairs, though Alley made a late bid for the final transfer. 

Heat four (started): 1. Scott Winters R19 (2) 2. Gharst 3 (5) 3. Lee Grosz 4J (1) 4. Randy Martin 14 (3) / 5. Lee Sowell 51s (4) 6. Blaney 6B (6) 7. Derek Ingalls 91x (7) 8. Danny Jennings 61J (9) / 9. Brian Thomas 67 (10) 10. Casey Heser 75c (8) 

Grosz grabbed the early lead, but Winters proved himself better by taking the point on lap three.  Gharst slid in front of Martin and Grosz to nail down second, while a late Sowell bid for fourth failed. 

Heat five (started): 1. Luke Hall 34 (2) 2. Johnny Anderson 7A (4) 3. Jack Potter 15 (1) 4. Howland 51H (6) / 5. Don Droud Jr. 27 (3) 6. Swenson X (5) 7. Tyler Thompson 48 (9) 8. Matt Harms 53H (7) / 9. Doc Sloan D12 (8) DNS - Dave Becker 7c  

L. Hall led flag to flag.  Howland held on to the final transfer after holding off pressure from Droud and Swenson. 

C main (started): 1. Heimbaugh (1) 2. Thomas (5) / 3. Porter (3) 4. Schmelzle (2) 5. Heser (4) 6. Minter (6) DNS - Corbin, Sloan, Hortsman, Becker, Weyant 

Heimbaugh dominated the eight lapper, as Thomas won an early exchange with Porter for the final B main ticket. 

B main (started): 1. Wright (1) 2. Blaney (3) 3. Kearney (2) 4. Alley (4) / 5. Swenson (5) 6. Droud (10) 7. Pinegar (8) 8. Sowell (7) 9. Thompson (20) 10. Ingalls (13) 11. Jennings (19) 12. Zoutte (15) 13. Hagar (17) 14. Van Haaften (12) 15. Heimbaugh (21) 16. Harms (14) 17. Landon (18) 18. Vaughn (16) 19. Cade (6) 20. Selenke (11) 21. Mitrisin (9) 22. Thomas (22) 

First lap blues saw Thomas get upside down, a victim to a spun Hagar.  Hagar was able to restart.  Wright jumped out to a nice lead early before Mitrisin stopped bringing out a lap five caution.  Wright led Blaney, Kearney, Alley and Swenson back to green flag racing in the 12 lapper.  The top five stayed the same, but it wasn't without good racing between Blaney and Kearney, and Alley and Swenson for the final A main transfer. 

A main (started): 1. Gharst (5) 2. Wright (21) 3. Moro (3) 4. R. Hall (15) 5. Anderson (2) 6. Blaney (22) 7. Winters (12) 8. Rilat (7) 9. Howland (8) 10. J. Smith (10) 11. Neighbors (11) 12. L. Hall (13) 13. Grosz (17) 14. Young (4) 15. Potter (18) 16. Bergman (16) 17. Sather (9) 18. Crall (19) 19. Martin (1) 20. Brown (6) 21. Ramaker (20) 22. White (14) 23. Alley (24) 24. Kearney (23) 

Martin took the early lead and was approaching lapped traffic in the 20-lapper when White stopped in turns three and four on lap five.  At the time, Martin led Anderson, Moro, Gharst and Rilat.  Gharst and Mroo engaged in a torrid battle for third, exchanging slidejobs and chop jobs.  Moro was able to stay ahead by lap nine, when Alley stopped with mechanical problems.  Martin led Anderson, Moro, Gharst and a surging Brown back to green flag racing.  Brown joined Gharst, Moro and Anderson in a battle for second and third in some of the best racing of the season.  Gharst moved into the runner-up spot with Brown behind him.  On lap 18, Brown slid in front of Gharst for second, and then shot under Martin in turns three and four for the lead.  An ill-fated slidejob ensued, with Brown's right rear launching the Martin machine into the turn four fence and bounding down the track.  Brown's sprinter suffered extensive damage as well.   Fortunately, no one was injured.  Gharst inherited the lead and held off Wright, who had been Hell on wheels the last seven laps or so.  Wright's charge was enough to give him the high point total on the night.  Gharst won $2,000 for his first career 360 win at Knoxville.  R. Hall and Blaney also put on fine charges. 

Night one point totals: 

1. Wright 484

2. Gharst 481

3. Moro 474

4. Rilat 473

5. Blaney 469

6. Howland 467

7. Anderson 461

8. Young 448

9. Brown 445

10. Winters 442

11. Neighbors 436

12. R. Hall 436

13. Kearney 432

14. J. Smith 431

15. Alley 430

16. L. Hall 430

17. Sather 428

18. Martin 417

19. Grosz 414

20. Swenson 409

21. Potter 408

22. Bergman 407

23. White 399

24. Sowell 398

25. Pinegar 396

26. Crall 396

27. Droud 390

28. Ramaker 377

29. Cade 369

30. Mitrisin 361

31. Ingalls 348

32. Van Haaften 347

33. Zoutte 343

34. Schmelzle 338

35. Selenke 334

36. Harms 331

37. Thompson 328

38. Hagar 325

39. Heimbaugh 324

40. Vaughn 323

41. Jennings 323

42. Landon 318

43. Heser 289

44. Thomas 286

45. Porter 277

46. Minter 276

47. Corbin 273

48. Sloan 198

49. Horstman 106

50. Becker 104

51. Weyant 0 

8/3/07

Knoxville Raceway

360 Nationals Night Two

61 cars

"Cobra" Chuck Hebing (2nd car out to time) set quick time over the talented field in his first visit to Knoxville at 16.179 seconds. Josh Higday (34th car out) was second quick, followed by Jason Johnson (20th), Wayne Johnson (12th), Shane Stewart (7th), Justin Barger (21st), Skip Jackson (30th), Darren Long (9th), Mike Chadd (19th) and Tayler Malsam (16th). It was important to get out early as the track dried much quicker than on Thursday. Rager Phillips was DQed for losing part of a muffler, and Mallory Armfield was also DQed. Kulhanek was scheduled to time first, but came out last for one lap after breaking a heim in the rear end.

Heat one (started): 1. Dustin Selvage 7 (1) 2. Darren Stewart 91 (3) 3. Jonathan Allard 0 (4) 4. Chad Meyer 7m (2) / 5. Hebing 45 (6) 6. Barger 32 (5) 7. Nick Smith 15s (10) 8. Forrest Sutherland 85s (8) / 9. Matt Linder 1x (7) 10. Tim Allison 11 (9)

Allison was contacted by another car and slammed into the turn two wall, ending his night before a lap could be completed. Selvage led the 8 lap distance going away at the end. Empire State natives Hebing and Barger could not gain ground on the top four transfer spots to the A. 5th-8th went to the B, with everyone else hitting the C.

Heat two (started): 1. Garry Lee Maier 11xx (1) 2. Higday 2x (6) 3. Jackson 1m (5) 4. Ron Blair 35R (4) / 5. TJ Winegardner Jr. 11T (2) 6. Ryan Roberts 18R (10) 7. Ricky Logan 7I (8) 8. Rick Ideus 5 (3) / 9. Josh Fisher 86J (9) 10. Eric Baldaccini B4 (7)

Maier led flag to flag. Higday shot around the cushion early to gain second, while Jackson made similar progress on the low side.

Heat three (started): 1. Gregg Bakker 11x (2) 2. Joe Beaver 53 (1) 3. J. Johnson 41 (6) 4. Brett Mather 54 (4) / 5. Mike Houseman Jr. Y2 (3) 6. Dave Hall 51 (8) 7. Long 7L (5) 8. Nick Mulheim 38m (9) / 9. Kevin Ingle 2 (7) 10. Jordan St. Arnold 7s (10)

Bakker led the duration. J. Johnson was the early mover grabbing the fourth spot from Houseman Jr. on lap one, and shooting under Mather at the halfway point for third.

Heat four (started): 1. W. Johnson 94 (6) 2. JD Johnson 98 (1) 3. Brett Golik 5G (3) 4. Bryan Dobesh 2D (7) / 5. John Hall 7H (9) 6. Chadd 4 (5) 7. Eric Lutz 5L (10) 8. Toby Chapman 84 (8) / 9. Jordan Martens 13 (2) 10. Chris Morgan 7c (4)

Dobesh had to turn on the manual fuel switch before he could get going, relegating his start to the rear. Morgan jumped the right rear of a slower Martens going into turn one when the green flag fell. The result was a hard crash headfirst into the turn one wall. Morgan was uninjured, but done for the night. W. Johnson inherited a front row starting spot after those two cars were eliminated and led wire to wire. Dobesh was able to get around J. Hall on the last lap for the final transfer after coming from the tail.

Heat five (started): 1. Clint Garner 40 (4) 2. S. Stewart 1HD (6) 3. Jan Howard 4x (1) 4. Brad Sweet 35A (8) / 5. Malsam 26 (5) 6. Nate Mosher 22N (10) 7. Mitch Runge 28 (2) 8. Jonathan Cornell 28x (9) / 9. Jesse Giannetto 86x (3) 10. Tim Norman 3G (7)

Garner shot to the low side of turn one, and grazed the front right tire of Giannetto who commenced to flipping. The wreck collected Norman and both drivers were done. Giannetto was taken in for observation. When the green replaced the red, Garner showed his strength in leading the distance. S. Stewart was impressive as well, but couldn't run down the leader.

C main (started): 1. Baldaccini (1) 2. Fisher (3) / 3. Stu Snyder 57 (12) 4. Linder (2) 5. Ben Gregg 22B (8) 6. Dave Glennon 5x (10) 7. Rager Phillips 14P (16) 8. St. Arnold (6) 9. CJ Houseman Y5 (9) 10. Gary Moyer 46 (7) 11. Mallory Armfield 5MA (15) 12. Jason Danley 82 (11) 13. Ryan Yeager 1A (13) 14. Ray Allen Kulhanek 41K (5) 15. Ingle (4) 16. Lauren Densley 00 (14) DNS - Morgan, Giannetto, Martens, Norman, Allison

Baldaccini jumped out early in the 10 lapper, displaying his dominance in this one. Densley and Armfield spun in turn four on lap three, bringing out a caution. Baldaccini led Fisher, Ingle, Kulhanek and Linder back to green flag racing. Two more laps were in the books when Yeager spun. Kulhanek had moved into third by now, but suffered motor problems a few laps later, leaving the lead pair to transfer to the B.

B main (started): 1. Long (3) 2. Barger (2) 3. Hebing (1) 4. Ideus (6) / 5. Logan (9) 6. Fisher (21) 7. Malsam (5) 8. Mosher (20) 9. Chapman (13) 10. Winegardner (8) 11. Sutherland (10) 12. D. Hall (12) 13. Baldaccini (19) 14. Chadd (4) 15. N. Smith (15) 16. Houseman Jr. (7) 17. Mulheim (14) 18. Cornell (16) 19. J. Hall (13) 20. Lutz (17) 21. Roberts (18) DNS - Runge

This one was a bear to get going. On the first try at green, Roberts smacked the backstretch wall and flipped hard. He was unhurt. The next try saw Sutherland get sideways in turn four, collecting D. Hall, Lutz, J. Hall and Houseman Jr., who tipped over. Cornell and N. Smith also got together on the frontstretch. D. Hall and N. Smith were able to restart. Another red was displayed on the next try when Mosher clipped Lutz, sending him careening into the turn three inside guardrail. Meanwhile, Mulheim hit the wall after taking evasive action. Both were done. Hebing took the point early in the 12 lapper, once the green stayed out. On lap four, Baldaccini spun bringing the last slowdown. Hebing led Barger, Long, Chadd and Ideus back to green flag racing. On lap six, Long showed he was the fastest car by taking the lead and pulling away to a half a lap lead at the end. Ideus snagged the final transfer from Chadd, while 16 year old Fisher fell two spots short of an improbable C to A main scramble.

A main (started): 1. S. Stewart (5) 2. J. Johnson (7) 3. Higday (8) 4. Mather (1) 5. D. Stewart (10) 6. Bakker (13) 7. Meyer (12) 8. Jackson (4) 9. Maier (15) 10. Beaver (16) 11. Sweet (20) 12. Howard (18) 13. Long (21) 14. W. Johnson (6) 15. Dobesh (19) 16. Blair (2) 17. Ideus (24) 18. Barger (22) 19. JD Johnson (17) 20. Selvage (14) 21. Allard (3) 22. Hebing (23) 23. Golik (11) DQ - Garner (9, technical inspection, crossed 2nd)

Golik elected to start at the rear of the 20-lapper and exited early. Allard was the early leader, ahead of Mather. On lap six, Hebing retired. Stewart was moving up quickly and by lap eight took the point for good. On lap 12, W. Johnson had moved into third and tried a slidejob on Allard. Contact between the two, sent Allard upside down and angry at W. Johnson, who went to the work area to repair a nose wing and restart at the rear. The restart saw S. Stewart leading a surging Garner, J. Johnson, Mather and Higday. Shortly after the restart, Higday slid in front of Mather to gain fourth. The lead five stayed in that order to the finish. Sweet was the hard charged moving from 20th to 12th

 

8/4/07

Knoxville Raceway

17th Annual 360 Nationals + 410s

79 360s

37 410s

360s

E main (started): 1. Jonathan Cornell 28x (2) 2. Eric Lutz 5L (1) 3. Kathryne Minter 13m (4) 4. Travis Porter 31P (3) 5. Jordan St. Arnold 7s (6) 6. Gary Moyer 46 (7) 7. Dave Glennon 5x (8) 8. Lauren Densley 00 (9) / 9. Ben Gregg 22B (5) DNS - Brian Thomas 67, Ryan Roberts 18R, Casey Heser 75c, Kevin Ingle 2, Jon Corbin 4c, Chris Morgan 7c, Jesse Giannetto 86x, Mitch Runge 28, Jordan Martens 13, Tim Norman 3G, Doc Sloan D12, Tim Allison 11, Stu Snyder 57

Gregg was tagged from behind on lap one, pitched sideways, bicycled in turn three, but despite getting two wheels off the ground, saved it.  He pulled in shortly after.  Cornell led flag to flag, with everyone running transferring to the back of the D.

D main (started): 1. Eric Baldaccini B4 (3) 2. Forrest Sutherland 85s (2) 3. Cornell (16) 4. AJ Selenke 43 (5) 5. Frankie Heimbaugh 04 (12) 6. Foster Landon 11F (14) / 7. Alan Zoutte 33 (1) 8. Lutz (17) 9. Robby Vaughn 4R (11) 10. St. Arnold (20) 11. Glennon (22) 12. Matt Harms 53H (7) 13. Josh Fisher 86J (8) 14. Chris Schmelzle 57c (4) 15. Tyler Thompson 48 (10) 16. Minter (18) 17. Porter (19) 18. Moyer (21) 19. Toby Chapman 84 (6) 20. Matt Linder 1x (15) 21. Derek Hagar 9JR (9) 22. Nick Smith 15s (13) DNS - Dave Hall 51, Nate Mosher 22N, John Hall 7H, Nick Mulheim 38m, Danny Jennings 61J

Sutherland jumped out to a nice lead early in the 10 lapper.  Thompson used the high side to jump into third behind Zoutte early on.  Baldaccini made a move by Thompson and Zoutte for second at teh midway point.  Hagar came to a stop on lap nine.  After smacking the wall his nerf bar dislodged and rattled around his legs.  He was taken in for treatment.  Sutherland led the pack ahead of Baldacinni, a charging Fisher, Zoutte, Thompson and Cornell, up out of the C.  Thompson shot from fifth to second in one lap, before Moyer and Porter spun in turn two.  On the restart, Thompson made a move for the lead but slowed dramatically, bringing out a final caution.  Sutherland could not hold of Baldaccini in the one lap left.  Fisher also dropped off the pace, losing his transfer after a fine run.  Cornell ran a smooth race to transfer from the E to the C.

C main (started): 1. JD Johnson 98 (4) 2. Lee Sowell 51s (6) 3. Tayler Malsam 26 (1) 4. Jack Potter 15 (2) / 5. Bryan Dobesh 2D (5) 6. Larry Pinegar II 44 (8) 7. Seth Bergman 23A (3) 8. Brad Sweet 35A (9) 9. Pete Crall 1 (7) 10. Joe Ramaker 98R (14) 11. Don Droud Jr. 27 (12) 12. Nate Van Haaften 3 (16) 13. Cornell (19) 14. Baldaccini (17) 15. Derek Ingalls 91x (15) 16. Landon (22) 17. Mike Houseman Jr. Y2 (13) 18. Sutherland (18) 19. Heimbaugh (21) 20. TJ Winegardner Jr. 11T (11) 21. Selenke (20) 22. Mike Chadd 4 (10) DNS - George White 1s, Jeff Mitrisin 10, Fred Cade 12c, Ricky Logan 7I

Chadd dropped out early.  Potter led the first lap, but JD Johnson had the low side working and grabbed the point on lap two of the 12 lapper.  Cornell's charge from the E ended in 13th.

B main (started): 1. Justin Barger 32 (1) 2. Larry Neighbors 29N (4) 3. Garry Lee Maier 11xx (8) 4. Jonathan Allard 0 (6) / 5. Jan Howard 4x (14) 6. Joe Beaver 53 (13) 7. Russ Hall 29 (5) 8. Chad Meyer 7m (3) 9. Rick Ideus 5 (15) 10. Natalie Sather 94s (10) 11. Ron Blair 35R (2) 12. Luke Hall 34 (9) 13. Lee Grosz 4J (17) 14. Potter (22) 15. Sowell (20) 16. Dustin Selvage 7 (18) 17. Malsam (21) 18. JD Johnson (19) 19. Chuck Swenson X (16) 20. Jarod Smith 24 (9) 21. John Kearney 86 (7) 22. Brett Golik 5G (12) DNS - Billy Alley 55, Randy Martin 14

Barger was clearly the best car in this one throughout the 15 lapper.  Golik dropped out on lap two.  Kearney slowed early and exited.  Maier battled with Meyer for the fourth a final transfer.  Soon Swenson had charged through the pack and moved into the top four.  On lap 12, J. Smith slowed, bringing a caution.  The restart saw Barger leading Neighbors, Allard, Swenson, Maier and Meyer.  Swenson slowed shortly thereafter, surrendering hsi transfer spot and brought another yellow.  Allard was able to hold off Howard who made a late charge from row seven.

A main (started): 1. Shane Stewart 1HD (2) 2. Wayne Johnson 94 (9) 3. Gary Wright 9 (4) 4. Jason Johnson 41 (3) 5. Kaley Gharst 3 (5) 6. Josh Higday 2x (1) 7. Travis Rilat 29T (7) 8. Scott Winters R19 (18) 9. Matt Moro 2m (6) 10. Allard (22) 11. Dale Blaney 6B (8) 12. Brett Mather 54 (13) 13. Neighbors (20) 14. Darren Long 7L (19) 15. Gregg Bakker 11x (17) 16. Maier (23) 17. Don Young 75 (15) 18. Brian Brown 21 (16) 19. Chuck Hebing 45 (14) 20. Barger (21) 21. Skip Jackson 1m (10) 22. Johnny Anderson 7a (12) 23. Bryan Howland 51H (11) DNS - Darren Stewart 91

Before a lap could be completed, Howland tagged the turn three wall and flipped violently.  He was unhurt.  J. Anderson also suffered problems and exited.  Stewart beat Higday to an early lead in the 25 lapper.  Wright was quickly in second utilizing the low side for the most part.  The lead pair put on some good racing on a perfect track for it, pulling side by side until lap 8 when lapped traffic was encountered.  On lap 10, Barger came to a stop bringing caution.  S. Stewart led Wright, Higday, Moro, W. Johnson and J. Johnson back to green flag racing on the restart.  One lap later, Wright shot under S. Stewart for a lead that lasted four laps.  On lap 15, S. Stewart grabbed the lead again, and it was one he would not relinquish, despite a white flag caution for Brown, who went up in smoke after having charged into the top five.  W. Johnson had moved into third by then, and used a last corner pass to grab second.  Allard was the hard charger, moving up 12 spots from row 11.

410s

A water truck incident dumped 900 gallons of water in one spot in turns one and two, but by racetime the track was ready to go, though a bit heavy.  Travis Cram (26th car out to time) set quick time at 15.140 seconds.  Billy Alley (25th car out) was second quick, followed by Bronson Maeschen (23rd), Ryan Farrell (11th), Dion Hindi (5th), Don Droud Jr. (6th), Ricky Logan (12th), Kaley Gharst (28th), Davey Heskin (9th) and Skip Jackson (19th). 

Heat one (started): 1. Lynton Jeffrey 12 (2) 2. Brian Brown 21 (1) 3. Heskin 56 (4) 4. Tim Kaeding 10K (3) 5. Cram 17G (6) / 6. Hindi 11D (5) 7. Josh Higday 2x (8) 8. Mark Dobmeier 13L (7) DNS - Danny Smith 4

For eight laps, Jeffrey held off the advances of Brown as the two dueled side by side the first half of the race in a stout heat from front to back.  Kaeding emanated smoke from what appeared to be an oil leak.

Heat two (started): 1. Jack Dover 53 (2) 2. Ben Gregg 22B (1) 3. Alley 55 (6) 4. Droud 81 (5) 5. Brian Paulus 28 (3) / 6. Rager Phillips 9 (7) 7. Tony Shilling 47T (8) 8. Jackson 2 (4) DNS - Bob Weuve 19

Dover led throughout.  On lap three, Jackson had moved into second with a strong move on the bottom.  When his left rear tire assembly dislodged, he slammed hard into the turn two fence.  He was uninjured, but done for the night.  Alley looked strong, and Droud shot under Paulus for fourth on the restart.

 

Heat three (started): 1. Wayne Johnson 14AJ (1) 2. Calvin Landis 70 (2) 3. Logan 10 (5) 4. Seth Brahmer 13 (4) 5. Clint Garner 40 (7) / 6. Mike Deavers 72 (3) 7. Maeschen 96 (6) 8. Matt Wasmund 4w (9) 9. Brent Antill 1 (8)

Johnson held off Landis throughout, despite a good battle.  The only slowdown came when Antill slowed on lap three.  Garner was able to shoot by Deavers on the restart for the final transfer spot.

Heat four (started): 1. Jonathan Allard 0 (1) 2. Jeff Mitrisin 47 (4) 3. Gharst 3 (5) 4. Dusty Zomer 1z (3) 5. Farrell 3s (6) / 6. Mike Moore 69 (8) 7. Ray Allen Kulhanek 41 (9) 8. Gary Isom 12J (7) 9. Garrett Ishii 71G (10) 10. Toni Lutar 4x (2)

Allard wired the field with a strong showing.  Lutar left a transfer spot on lap six when he retired.

B main (started): 1. Maeschen (1) 2. Dobmeier (6) 3. Hindi (2) 4. Phillips (5) / 5. Antill (9) 6. Deavers (4) 7. Isom (8) 8. Higday (9) 9. Moore (12) 10. Kulhanek (14) 11. Lutar (3) 12. Weuve (10) 13. Ishii (13) 14. Wasmund (11) DNS - Jackson, D. Smith, Shilling

Maeschen led flag to flag in teh 12 lapper.  Dobmeier and Hindi waged a battle of sliders for second with Dobmeier pulling away after several laps of good racing.  Lutar elected to start on the tail.

A main (started): 1. Gharst (5) 2. Droud (7) 3. Alley (9) 4. Heskin (4) 5. Logan (6) 6. W. Johnson (18) 7. Landis (15) 8. Dobmeier (22) 9. Zomer (12) 10. Allard (19) 11. Brown (16) 12. Hindi (23) 13. Paulus (11) 14. Farrell (8) 15. Cram (10) 16. Garner (20) 17. Jeffrey (13) 18. Maeschen (21) 19. Phillips (24) 20. Gregg (17) 21. Brahmer (3) 22. Dover (14) 23. Mitrisin (2) 24. Kaeding (1)

Mitrisin made the most of his first opportunity in the Sonner 47, leading early in the 20 lapper with Kaeding in tow.  On lap two, Cram flattened a left rear tire, while Allard spun.  Mitirsin pulled away from Kaeding again on the restart.  Gharst moved into third in front of a surging Droud.  On the 13th go-around.  Mitrisin got sideways in lapped traffic going into turn one.  Kaeding who was following close behind couldn't hit the binders in time and slammed into Mitrisin, sending both ass over tea kettle.  Both were unhurt.  For the second time in three nights, Gharst inherited a lead and held on for the win.  Droud had a nice restart, and Alley looked as strong as he has in awhile.  Dobmeier earned hard-charger honors, and an extra $300, but good charges were also put on by W. Johnson and Allard, who recovered from a last place restart to gain a top ten.

 

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