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                          World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway 5-3-08

                             with the Knoxville 360 Sprints

Main Front Entrance at Knoxville Raceway Rager Phillips Bronson Maeschen
Brandon Wimmer Travis Cram Chad Hillier
Jason Sides Donnie Schatz Kraig Kinser
Sam Hafertep Jr. Tony Bruce Jr. Lucas Wolfe
Steve Kinser Terry McCarl Chad Kemenah
Terry McCarl Joe Saldana Craig Dollansky
Jac Haudenschild Kerry Madsen Toni Lutar
Jason Meyers Justin Henderson Brian Brown
Tim Shaffer Billy Alley Danny Lasoski
Shane Stewart Shane Stewart Calvin Landis
Stevie Smith Daryn Pittman Josh Schneiderman
Jake Peters View of the pits View of the pits
View of the pits Overhead view of the pits Overhead view of the pits
Tech Area Mark Dobmeier Seth Brahmer
Kaylene Verville Hall of Fame Museum Tyler Thompson
Josh Higday Bryan Dobesh Davey Heskins
Danny Heskins Frankie Heimbaugh Eric Jobe
Dustin Selvage John Kearney Chuck Swenson
View of the pits Natalie Sather Ryan Roberts
Justin Henderson Jason Eckard Knoxville Raceway Scoreboard
Ryan Anderson Ricky Logan Knoxville Raceway Pace Truck
View of the pits View of the pits View of the pits
View of the pits Pit Prep Brett Mather
Russ Hall Skip Jackson Lynton Jeffrey
Dusty Zomer View of Victory Lane Infield & Hall of Fame
Center of Infield Turns 3 & 4 View of Infield
Center of Infield Turns 1 & 2 Hall of Fame Museum
Outside of turn 1 Push Trucks ready for work Steve Kinser & Donny Schatz
Donny Schatz Steve Kinser Cars Push Off
Tim Shaffer Brian Brown Donny Schatz
Steve Kinser Cars Push Off Sam Hafertepe Jr.
Chad Kemenah Tim Shaffer Brian Brown
Lucas Wolfe Donny Schatz Steve Kinser
Cars ready for hot laps Steve Kinser Jason Sides
Kerry Madsen Steve Kinser Doug & Justin Clark
Donny Schatz Stevie Smith Brooke Tatnel flip in turn 1
View of turns 3 & 4 Center of Infield View of turns 1 & 2
Center of Infield View of turns 3 & 4  
 

Doug Johnson's Photos

 
4 Wide Gregg Bakker won the 360 sprint car feature Donny Schatz is joined by his father Danny in Knoxville's victory lane
Donny Schatz works his way past Jac Haudenschild during Sat. night's 25 lap main event Tim Shaffer walked away from this wild ride during Saturday night's main event Terry McCarl and Stevie Smith race side-by-side in the 25 lap main
 

Max Dolder Photos

 
Donny Schatz is joined by his father Danny in Knoxville's victory lane    
     

Results & Story Courtesy of Bill Wright

47 410s

34 360s

410s

Donny Schatz (2nd car out to time) set quick time over the field with a time of 14.778 seconds.  One lap of qualifying format was used.  Jason Meyers (33rd car out) was second quick, followed by Danny Lasoski (25th), Steve Kinser (1st), Craig Dollansky (16th), Kerry Madsen (4th), Stevie Smith (23rd), Sam Hafertepe Jr. (9th), Daryn Pittman (34th) and Joey Saldana (47th).  Brooke Tatnell flipped hard in hot laps after something broke and was done for the night.  He was uninjured.  Travis Cram also failed to get a time in and scratched for the night.

Heat one (started): 1. Schatz 15 (4) 2. Pittman 21 (2) 3. Dollansky 2 (3) 4. Lucas Wolfe 5w (1) 5. Brian Brown 21x (6) / 6. Mark Dobmeier 13 (8) 7. Skip Jackson 2x (5) 8. Lynton Jeffrey 12 (7) 9. Seth Brahmer 13v (10) 10. Mike Moore 69 (11) 11. Bob Weuve 19w (12) 12. Rager Phillips 9P (9)

Pittman grabbed the early lead before Phillips flipped in turn four on lap two.  He was uninjured.  Pittman led Schatz, Wolfe, Brown, Dollansky and Jackson back to green flag racing.  The lead pair dueled back and forth before Schatz took over the lead for good on lap six of the eight lapper, with the top two qualifying for the dash.  Jackson and Brown raced past Dollansky on lap one, but he battled back nicely to third.

Heat two (started): 1. Saldana 9 (2) 2. Meyers 14 (4) 3. Madsen 55 (3) 4. Tim Shaffer 6 (1) 5. Jason Sides 7s (8) / 6. Brandon Wimmer 7TW (10) 7. Jeff Mitrisin 47 (6) 8. Justin Henderson D1 (7) 9. Ricky Logan 10 (9) 10. Toni Lutar 4x (11) 11. Clint Garner 40 (5) DNS - Brooke Tatnell 11AU

Saldana led from the beginning.  Meyers quickly moved into second, looking strong on a cushion that was about 3/4 of the way up the track.  Madsen battled early with Mitrisin after falling out of a transfer for a time.  Garner departed on lap five.  Lutar exited on lap seven after coming to a stop.  On the restart, Saldana led Meyers, Shaffer, Sides and Madsen.  Madsen picked off a car in each of the last two laps for third.

Heat three (started): 1. Jac Haudenschild R19 (1) 2. Tony Bruce Jr. 18 (2) 3. Danny Lasoski 5 (4) 4. Stevie Smith 19 (3) 5. Chad Hillier 5c (8) / 6. Kraig Kinser 20 (7) 7. Davey Heskin 56 (6) 8. Tony Shilling 47T (10) 9. Kaylene Verville 01 (9) 10. Terry McCarl 24 (5) DNS - Kaley Gharst 7K, Travis Cram 17G

Haudenschild led the distance looking strong.  The only stoppage came for a lap two Verville spin.  McCarl surged as high as third, but was puking smoke most of the way.  Things gave way for him on lap seven while running fourth.

Heat four (started): 1. Chad Kemenah 8K (1) 2. S. Kinser 11 (4) 3. Dusty Zomer 5z (2) 4. Hafertepe Jr. 15H (3) 5. Shane Stewart 83 (5) / 6. Billy Alley 22 (6) 7. Josh Schneiderman 49 (8) 8. Calvin Landis 70 (9) 9. Jake Peters 57x (10) 10. Bronson Maeschen 96 (7) 11. Ryan Anderson 71R (11)

Kemenah led flag to flag.  Zomer looked like he had something for the leader, and registered 12th quick even after hopping the berm in turn two in time trials, but a plume of smoke appeared around lap three and he looked underpowered in holding onto third the rest of the way. 

C main (started): 1. Wimmer (1) 2. Shilling (2) / 3. Peters (3) 4. Ry. Anderson (7) 5. Weuve (8) 6. Verville (6) 7. Moore (4) 8. Lutar (5) DNS - Gharst, Tatnell, Cram

Wimmer dominated the 8 lapper.  Moore was in tow until lap six when he bowed out, handing the second transfer to the B to Shilling.  Lutar stopped on the track and exited on lap five.

Dash (started): 1. S. Kinser (1) 2. Haudenschild (3) 3. Schatz (4) 4. Saldana (2) 5. Pittman (6) 6. Dollansky (10) 7. Kemenah (8) 8. Meyers (7) 9. Lasoski (9) 10. Bruce Jr. (5)

S. Kinser led the duration in the race determining the starting five rows in the A main.  Haudenschild was impressive in challenging for the lead, and Dollansky improved his stock the most moving up four spots in the 6 lapper.

B main (started): 1. McCarl (3) 2. Jackson (1) 3. Alley (6) 4. Henderson (8) / 5. K. Kinser (9) 6. Garner (2) 7. Logan (14) 8. Jeffrey (7) 9. Wimmer (15) 10. Schneiderman (12) 11. Landis (13) 12. Brahmer (16) 13. Maeschen (10) 14. Heskin (5) 15. Dobmeier (11) 16. Mitrisin (4) 17. Shilling (17) DNS - Phillips

Jackson took the early lead before a lap three caution for Mitrisin who spun out of third and a transfer on lap three.  Jackson led McCarl, Henderson, Alley and Garner back to green flag racing in the 12 lapper.  McCarl challenged Jackson for the lead, but smoke emanated from the 24 again right before a caution for Heskin who broke a stop and came to a rest on lap eight.  Despite the smoking racecar, McCarl got by Jackson with two to go for the win.  Garner and Alley had their own battle going on for the final transfer and exchanged slidejobs.  Alley took over the spot for good with two to go, and then slid into third past Henderson on the last go-around.

A main (started): 1. Schatz (5) 2. Saldana (4) 3. Haudenschild (2) 4. S. Kinser (1) 5. Meyers (8) 6. Dollansky (6) 7. Pittman (5) 8. Madsen (11) 9. Lasoski (9) 10. Smith (12) 11. Kemenah (7) 12. Hafertepe Jr. (13) 13. Stewart (19) 14. K. Kinser (25, pr.) 15. Wolfe (15) 16. Sides (23) 17. Zomer (14) 18. Jackson (17) 19. Bruce Jr. (10) 20. Hillier (24) 21. Alley (21) 22. Henderson (22) 23. Landis (26, pr.) 24. McCarl (18) 25. Shaffer (16) 26. Brown (20)

The initial start in the 25 lapper saw Brown crowded into the turn one wall and break his front axel and other parts, ending his night.  The next try saw Shaffer get over the turn one cushion, and take a hard right into the wall.  He took a hard ride, but was uninjured.  It was clean and green from there on out.  S. Kinser opened up a sizable lead.  The track was good lending to three grooves in turns one and two (bottom, middle, top) and a top and bottom in three and four.  S. Kinser utilized a middle groove that had developed to lap cars.  Schatz succeeded at keeping pace with the legend and pulled up on him in lapped traffic.  He made his winning move around the high side of turns three and four on lap 18, and seemed to be on cruise control from that point on.  His teammate K. Kinser was the hard-charger, moving up 11 spots to 14th after taking a provisional.  McCarl bowed out on lap three with persistent mechanical issues, and Landis and Henderson also exited early.

360s

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. John Kearney 86 (1*) 2. Josh Higday 1GD (3*) 3. Gregg Bakker 11x (5*) 4. John Hall 7H (8*) 5. Brett Mather 54 (7*) 6. Alan Zoutte 33 (9) 7. Danny Heskin 6 (4) 8. Tyler Thompson 48 (6) DNS - Nate Van Haaften 3

Mechanical ills sidelined Van Haaften while in staging.  Kearney raced out to an early lead in the 7 lapper, but Higday got under him on lap two.  The pair battled with Kearney high and Higday low.  Kearney shot around to take the lead for good on lap five in a good race.  Bakker took third from J. Hall with two to go.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Dustin Selvage 7 (1*) 2. Jon Agan 4 (6*) 3. Frankie Heimbaugh 04 (4*) 4. Pete Crall 1 (9*) 5. Jason Eckard 2H (7) 6. Jake Leighty 1HD (5) 7. Dan Thornburg 57T (8) 8. Larry Pinegar II 44 (3) DNS - Eric Jobe 23

Selvage led the distance.  Pinegar II retired early, as did Thornburg and Leighty.  Agan moved up and looked fast.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Chuck Swenson X (8*) 2. Eric Vanderploeg 10 (2*) 3. Ryan Roberts 18 (6*) 4. Dave Hall 51 (3) 5. Matt Moro 2m (7) 6. Natalie Sather 94s (5) 7. CJ Houseman Y5 (4) 8. Mark Pace 31 (1)

Vanderploeg led early in the stout heat.  By lap five, Swenson had worked from last to fourth when Pace came to a stop.  Vanderploeg led D. Hall, Roberts, Swenson and Sather at the time.  Two laps later, Swenson was taking the lead and pulling away.  Roberts moved by D. Hall with two to go for third, while 2007 top five finishers D. Hall and Moro were sent to the B.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Joe Beaver 53 (6*) 2. Mike Houseman Jr. Y2 (2*) 3. Jesse Giannetto D1 (3*) 4. Bryan Dobesh 2D (5*) 5. Tom Lenz 8L (1) 6. Russ Hall 29 (8) 7. RJ Johnson 71 (7) 8. Jordan St. Arnold 7s (4)

Beaver catapulted to the lead by turn three on the first lap from outside row three and cruised to the win.

B main (started): 1. D. Hall (2) 2. R. Hall (6) 3. Moro (3) 4. Sather (8) / 5. Zoutte (4) 6. Thornburg (10) 7. Lenz (5) 8. Heskin (9) 9. Thompson (13) 10. Johnson (12) 11. St. Arnold (14) 12. Eckard (1) 13. Pace (15) 14. Van Haaften (16) 15. CJ Houseman (11) 16. Leighty (7) DNS - Pinegar II

Leighty elected to start at the rear.  D. Hall led throughout the 12 lapper.  The top four finishers had moved into those positions by lap five when CJ Houseman abruptly stopped on teh frontstretch and exited.  The lead pack separated themselves from the rest of the pack, with the best racing between Moro and Sather for third.

A main (started): 1. Bakker (1) 2. Agan (4) 3. Higday (3) 4. Swenson (8) 5. Beaver (7) 6. Selvage (5) 7. Crall (9) 8. Mather (16) 9. Roberts (2) 10. Sather (20) 11. Heimbaugh (13) 12. Giannetto (14) 13. Houseman Jr. (11) 14. Vanderploeg (10) 15. R. Hall (18) 16. D. Hall (17) 17. Moro (19) 18. Dobesh (15) 19. J. Hall (12) 20. Kearney (6)

Kearney got into the wall on lap one and fell out of the 15 lapper.  The event went non-stop, with Bakker maneuvering lapped traffic well.  Agan won a mid-race battle with Higday for second and at one point pulled up on Bakker's bumper, but could not outlast him in traffic.  Sather was the hard-charger, advancing 10 spots.  J. Hall and Dobesh exited on lap 12.

 

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