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       18th Annual

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July 31st - August 2nd

Darren Long Luke Hall Ben Gregg
Tim Crawley Brooke Tatnell Keneth Walker
View of the pits Brad Bowden Matt Covington
Eric Baldaccini Kenny Adams Bryn Gohn
Trey Robb Brian Parker Roger Crockett
Don Droud Jr. Ryan Roberts RJ Johnson
Brian Brown Ronnie Blair Kenneth Walker
Dustin Daggett Troy Little Steven Lines
Curtis Evans Dave Glennon Joe Wood Jr.
View of the pits View of the pits Shawn Van Whye
Jesse Hockett Kathryne Minter Lee Jacobs
Samantha Taylor Jack Dover Brooke Tatnell
Gary Lee Maier AJ Selenke Wayne Johnson
Chad Corken Rod Richards Nick Smith
Gary Wright Natalie Sather Clint Garner
Gregg Bakker Brett Mather Tyler Thompson
Luke Hall RJ Johnson Darren Long
Butch Hanssen Kear's Speedshop Justin Henderson
Jesse Gianetto Overhead view of the pits Overhead view of the pits
View of the pits View of the pits Alan Zoutte
Matt Moro Ryan Anderson Chad Meyer
Victory Lane Stage Center of Infield Front straight & turns 3 & 4
View of the pits View of the pits Victory Lane Stage & the Hall of Hame
View of turns 1 & 2 View of turns 3 & 4 View of turns 1 & 2
View of infield & Hall of Fame    
Friday Event Awards Victory Lane Stage Darren Long
Bryn Gohn Curtis Evans Ryan Anderson
Gary Lee Maier Gregg Bakker Jesse Hockett
Darren Long AJ Selenke Brett Mather
Joe Wood Jr. Kathryne Minter Trey Robb
Ryan Roberts Jack Dover Jesse Hocket
Nate VanHaaften Bryn Gohn Samantha Taylor
Chad Meyer AJ Selenke Jesse Gianetto
Joe Wood Jr. Steve Lines Ryan Roberts
Brad Bowden Joe Wood Jr. Jack Dover
Wayne Johnson Kathryne Minter Chad Meyer
Steven Lines Cars ready to push off Lee Jacobs
Chad Meyer Brian Brown #7
Eric Baldaccini Butch Hanssen Dave Hall
Lee Jacobs Shawn Van Wyhe #7
Matt Covington Eric Baldaccini Rod Richards
Clint Garner Butch Hanssen Gary Wright
Luke Hall Butch Hanssen Matt Moro
Luke Hall RJ Johnson Natalie Sather
Pete Crall Tyler Thompson Dave Glennon
#3 Ronnie Blair Luke Hall & Josh Higday
Kenneth Walker Luke Dollansky Dustin Daggett
Troy Little Tim Crawley Ronnie Blair
Josh Higday Travis Porter  
     

Saturday 8-2-08

410 Sprints

Wayne Johnson Billy Alley Jonathan Allard
Brian Brown Jake Peters Danny Heskin
Danny Lasoski Justin Zimmerman Scott Uttech
Brian Paulus Rager Phillips Dusty Zomer
Dion Hindi Calvin Landis Matt Wasmund
Steve Dyer Seth Brahmer Dean Jacobs
Chad Meyer Justin Henderson Brooke Tatnell
Toni Lutar Ben Gregg Tim Kaeding
Brock Mayes View of 410 pits View of 410 pits
View of 410 pits Tony Schilling Ricky Logan
Josh Scheiderman Mark Dobmeier Tyler Walker
Larry Pinegar II Wayne Johnson Kaley Gharst
John VanDenBerg Wayne Johnson Tyler Walker
Josh Scheiderman Bob Weauve Mark Dobmeier
John VanDenBerg Danny Heskin Rager Phillips
Corey Haigh Cars ready to push off Billy Alley
Calvin Landis Scott Uttech & Lee Jacobs Jake Peters
Ricky Logan Dean Jacobs Calvin Landis
Tim Kaeding Toni Lutar Scott Uttech
Lee Jacobs Don Droud Jr. Ben Gregg
Steve Dyer Dean Jacobs Jonathan Allard
Justin Zimmerman Seth Brahmer Danny Smith
Mike Moore Brian Paulus Danny Lasoski
Dion Hindi Brooke Tatnell Skip Jackson
Seth Brahmer Dusty Zomer Danny Lasoski
Brian Brown Mike Moore Justin Henderson
     

Saturday 8-2-08

360 Sprints

View of the pits Jason Johnson Wayne Johnson
Skip Jackson Kenny Adams Tyler Walker
Gary Taylor Zach Chappell Travis Rilat
Jonathan Allard Lee Sowell Glen Borden
Ricky Montgomery Randy Martin JJ Hickle
Jason Solwold Dustin Selvage Lee Grosz
Garry Lee Maier Brian Brown Jake Peters
Tim Crawley Matt Tiffany Danny Martin Jr.
View of the pits View of the pits View of the pits
View of the pits Roger Crockett Jason Eckard
Tim Sernett Luke Dollansky Brian Parker
Davey Heskin Nate Mosher View of the pits
Joe Ramaker George White Kevin Ingle
DJ Brink Justin Carver Don Young
Jared Peterson View of the pits Natalie Sather
Kyle McCutcheon View of the pits View of the pits
Jonathan Cornell Scott Lehman Bronson Maeschen
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 Dave Hall
Scott Winters Joe Beaver Knoxville Fuel Vender
View of front straight 360 Nationals Trophies Center of infield & Hall of Fame
Center of infield Center of infield Center of infield
Center of infield Victory Lane Stage & Hall of Fame Doug & Justin Clark
Curtis Evans Cody Peterson Kevin Ingle
Butch Hanssen Natalie Sather Jesse Hockett
Alan Zoutte Jason Eckard Justin Carver
Travis Porter Justin Henderson Travis Porter
Eric Baldaccini Joe Ramaker Don Young
Danny Heskin JD Johnson Dan Young
Scott Lehman Eric Baldaccini Cars ready to push off
     

Results & Storys Courtesy of Bill Wright

7/31/08

18th Annual 360 Nationals

Prelim Night #1

50 cars

Bronson Maeschen (46th car out to time) impressed by setting quick time after coming out late in the field on a slowing track at 16.320 seconds. Tyler Walker (4th car out) was second quick, followed by Jonathan Allard (29th), Travis Rilat (8th), Jason Johnson (18th), Gary Taylor (7th), Ricky Montgomery (3rd), Larry Neighbors (13th), George White (47th) and Terry McCarl (19th). Jared Peterson, who towed all the way from Washington lost a side panel on the top wing at speed going into turn three and flipped hard after hitting the wall. He was unhurt, but the car destroyed. Steve Dyer was DQed in time trials because of an illegal tire, as were Kyle McCutcheon and Jason Eckard. All were pitted close together.

Heat one (started): 1. Maeschen 96 (4) 2. Billy Alley 22 (2) 3. Dustin Selvage 7 (1) 4. Randy Martin 14 (3) / 5. Taylor 5* (5) 6. Brock Lemley 4L (9) 7. Derek Ingalls 91 (6) 8. Danny Heskin 6 (7) / 9. Mallory Armfield 5MA (8) DNS - Mike Houseman Jr. Y2

Heats were eight laps, with the top four going to the A, the next four to the B, and the rest to the C. Lemley received a bad break when he had a mechanical issue and needed to pushes to start. A front row starting spot became a start on the tail. Alley took the early lead after inheriting the front row starting position, but Maeschen made a nice move to the point after a lap six restart after a caution for debris.

Heat two (started): 1. Jonathan Cornell 28 (4) 2. Jake Peters 57x (1) 3. Walker 24T (6) 4. Glenn Borden 72 (2) / 5. Scott Winters 23w (3) 6. Joe Ramaker 98R (7) 7. Montgomery 9m (5) 8. Scott Lehman 9s (8) / DNS - DJ Brink 21B, Jared Peterson 9P

Peters took the early lead. Cornell was impressive on the high side however, and quickly dogged the leader. On lap six, he made his winning move. Walker moved into a transfer early, and then grabbed third from Borden at the halfway point.

Heat three (started): 1. Lee Sowell 51s (2) 2. Joe Beaver 53 (4) 3. JJ Hickle 7A (1) 4. Allard 0 (6) / 5. Jon Agan 4 (3) 6. Jeff Mitrisin 10 (8) 7. Nate Mosher 22N (7) 8. Neighbors 29N (5) / 9. Jerry Bell 85 (9) 10. Steve Dyer 9A (10)

Sowell led flag to flag. Allard and Agan waged battle for the final transfer. Allard grabbed it early before Agan held it for most of the event. Allard came back late to snatch it for good in an entertaining heat.

Heat four (started): 1. Rilat 29T (6) 2. Zach Chappell 50z (3) 3. Russ Hall 29 (2) 4. Gordy Vogelaar 99v (8) / 5. White 10x (5) 6. Jason Solwold 39c (4) 7. Tim Sernett K9 (1) 8. Jason Eckard 2H (10) / 9. Kevin Ingle 2K (9) 10. Cody Petersen 16P (7)

Solwold was sent to the tail for getting out of line on the first start. Sernett led the first lap, but Rilat exploded to the front and won going away. Vogelaar, who got to move up a row with Solwold's penalty, made the most of it and held off White for the final transfer.

Heat five (started): 1. J. Johnson 41 (6) 2. Lee Grosz 4J (3) 3. McCarl 1m (5) 4. Matt Tiffany 19T (1) / 5. Jon Corbin 26J (7) 6. Larry Pinegar II 11L (2) 7. Danny Martin Jr. 00m (4) 8. Don Young 75 (8) / 9. Justin Carver 24J (9) 10. Kyle McCutcheon 5K (10)

Grosz shot around the cushion early to grab the lead from row two. By lap four, J. Johnson was all over him and turned laps as fast as 16.4 on his way to the 100 point win. Corbin came late but it wasn't enough to reel in Tiffany.

C main (started): 1. Petersen (2) 2. Ingle (3) / 3. Bell (4) 4. Carver (6) 5. McCutcheon (8) 6. Dyer (7) 7. Armfield (5) 8. Brink (1) DNS - Houseman Jr., Peterson

Petersen was the class of the field, winning by almost a 1/2 lap in the 10-lapper. Ingle came on late to pass Bell for the final transfer to the B. Armfield and Brink retired early.

B main (started): 1. Taylor (1) 2. Solwold (5) 3. Montgomery (2) 4. Winters (7) / 5. Neighbors (3) 6. Martin Jr. (6) 7. Agan (8) 8. Lemley (9) 9. Mitrisin (17) 10. Young (18) 11. Corbin (14) 12. Pinegar II (10) 13. Ingalls (15) 14. Ramaker (12) 15. Heskin (19) 16. Mosher (13) 17. Sernett (11) 18. Lehman (16) 19. Eckard (20) 20. Ingle (22) 21. Petersen (21) 22. White (4)

A fierce battle for the lead over teh first 9 laps in the 12-lapper saw Taylor and Montgomery exchange the point four times. White was keeping pace on lap nine while running third when he smacked the frontstretch wall hard in an attempt to slingshot around Montgomery for second. The result was a damaged racecar as he went off on the hook. The restart saw Taylor leading Montgomery, Solwold, Neighbors and Winters. Solwold nabbed third in the last three laps, while Winters was impressive on the low side of one and two in cruising by Neighbors for the final transfer.

A main (started): 1. J. Johnson (4) 2. Alley (2) 3. Rilat (5) 4. Walker (7) 5. Chappell (11) 6. McCarl (3) 7. Cornell (1) 8. Allard (6) 9. Winters (24) 10. Peters (17) 11. Solwold (22) 12. Martin (10) 13. Taylor (21) 14. Hickle (18) 15. Grosz (12) 16. R. Hall (15) 17. Tiffany (19) 18. Selvage (16) 19. Vogelaar (20) 20. Borden (13) 21. Montgomery (23) 22. Sowell (14) 23. Beaver (9) 24. Maeschen (8)

Alley got the jump on Cornell in row one, but by the time one lap was completed, J. Johnson was in the lead for good. The first 18 of 20 laps went non-stop. Soon Rilat was by Alley into second and in pursuit of the leader through traffic. Cornell was a strong fourth ahead of a battle for fifth with McCarl, Chappell and Walker involved. Maeschen's bid for a perfect score on the night ended when hit right rear wheel broke off while running ninth on lap 18. Beaver was 12th at the same time and retired. The three lap shootout saw J. Johnson leading Rilat, Allley, Cornell and McCarl back to green flag racing. Plenty of dicing occured late but the leader remained the same, and captured his third career 360 win, and second of 2008. Alley passed Rilat in turn four on the last lap for second. Walker shot from sixth to fourth late, and Chappell from seventh to the top five. Winters earned hard-charger honors for his run from 24th to 9th.

 

8/1/08

18th Annual 360 Nationals Night #2

61 cars

Gary Wright (45th car out to time) bucked the odds and laid down the quick time of the night coming out late on a quickly changing track at 16.656 seconds.  Brooke Tatnell (8th car out) was second quick, followed by Gregg Bakker (3rd), Lee Jacobs (29th), Jesse Hockett (2nd), Wayne Johnson (19th), Jesse Giannetto (1st), Roger Crockett (34th), Jack Dover (16th) and Ryan Roberts (13th).  The top 50 qualifiers qualified for the five heats, with the remaining 11 assigned to the C.

Heat one (started): 1. W. Johnson 94 (5) 2. Ron Blair 35 (1) 3. Wright 9w (6) 4. Don Droud Jr. 27 (2) / 5. Brad Bowden 15B (4) 6. Dave Hall 51 (3) 7. Eric Lutz 5L (9) 8. JD Johnson 98 (7) / 9. Chad Corken 11 (8) 10. Luke Hall 34H (10)

Heats had an invert of six, were 8 laps in distance and took the top four to the A, the next four to the B, and the final two to the C.  Blair grabbed the early lead, but W. Johnson used a strong run on the bottom to surge to the point at the halfway point.  Wright worked by a stubborn Bowden and then grabbed third late from Droud Jr.

Heat two (started): 1. Tim Crawley 88 (2) 2. Tatnell 91s (6) 3. Giannetto D1 (5) 4. Garry Lee Maier 11xx (4) / 5. Nate Van Haaften 3 (8) 6. Ryan Anderson 71R (3) 7. Trey Robb 1s (7) 8. Chad Meyer 7m (1) / 9. Samantha Taylor 17 (10) 10. Rod Richards 12 (9)

Crawley led the duration.  Tatnell was the mover, using the low side to grab second from Maier around the halfway point.  The track was racey from start to finish.

Heat three (started): 1. Jared Ridge 12J (1) 2. Matt Moro 2m (4) 3. Crockett 7N (5) 4. Bakker 11x (6) / 5. Nick Smith 15s (2) 6. Justin Henderson 5 (7) 7. Brett Mather 54 (10) 8. Steven Lines 23 (3) / 9. Jack Potter 15 (9) 10. Josh Padellford 34 (8)

Ridge dominated this one in his first Knoxville visit.  The best race was for the final transfer.  Crockett went from fifth to third in one move, and Bakker outdueled N. Smith for fourth.

Heat four (started): 1. Matt Covington 95 (1) 2. Kenny Adams 4A (4) 3. Dover 53D (5) 4. Dustin Daggett 2MX (8) / 5. Jacobs 86 (6) 6. Josh Higday 24 (7) 7. Joe Wood Jr. 03 (3) 8. AJ Selenke 43 (2) / 9. RJ Johnson 71 (10) 10. Butch Hanssen 8K (9)

Covington led falg to flag.  Adams ran strong in second.  Daggett was the only car outside of the six car inversion to transfer to the A through the heats, and did so by running the cushion to perfection around Selenke, Wood Jr. and finally Jacobs.

Heat five (started): 1. Brian Brown 21 (3) 2. Clint Garner 40 (4) 3. Pete Crall 1 (1) 4. Hockett 75J (6) / 5. Roberts 18 (5) 6. Ben Gregg 22B (2) 7. Eric Baldaccini B4 (8) 8. Natalie Sather 94s (10) / 9. Darren Long 7L (9) 10. Shawn Van Wyhe 99 (7)

Brown had the lead by the time a lap was complete.  Long suffered a flat right rear on lap two.  At the time, Brown was leading Crall, Gregg, Garner and Hockett.  Brown finished off the last seven laps.

C main (started): 1. Corken (2) 2. Van Wyhe (1) / 3. RJ Johnson (10) 4. Padellford (3) 5. L. Hall (8) 6. Dave Glennon 5x (17) 7. Troy Little 20AU (11) 8. Butch Hanssen 8K (6) 9. Taylor (9) 10. Tyler Thompson 48 (12) 11. Potter (5) 12. Curtis Evans 1P (16) 13. Alan Zoutte 33 (15) 14. Richards (4) 15. Bryn Gohn 4B (13) 16. Brian Parker 9* (21) 17. Travis Porter 31P (20) 18. Kathryne Minter 13 (18) 19. Kenneth Walker 2w (19) 20. Luke Dollansky 2 (14) 21. Long (7)

Dollansky was black-flagged on the first try at green and sent to the tail.  Padellford wrestled the lead from Corken early in the 10-lapper.  Corken stayed in contention and rod the rim to the point on lap four.  He checked out from that point, leaving the final transfer to the B to a battle between Van Wyhe and Padellford.  Dollansky had a flat left rear on lap eight slowing the action and eliminating Corken's big advantage.  The two lap dash saw Corken restarting ahead of Padellford, Van Wyhe, L. Hall and Potter.  Van Wyhe won the battle for second in the end, while RJ Johnson's valiant charge fell just short of a transfer.

B main (started): 1. N. Smith (8) 2. Henderson (14) 3. Meyer (11) 4. Bowden (3) / 5. Wood Jr. (7) 6. Baldaccini (17) 7. Robb (13) 8. Mather (19) 9. Sather (20) 10. Selenke (9) 11. Lutz (18) 12. JD Johnson (12) 13. Roberts (2) 14. D. Hall (4) 15. Van Wyhe (22) 16. Jacobs (1) 17. Ry. Anderson (5) 18. Lines (6) 19. Corken (21) 20. Higday (15) 21. Van Haaften (16) 22. Gregg (10)

It took four tries to start the 12-lap B.  On the first try, Roberts jumped and was sent to the back.  The next saw a number of cars slow in front of Van Haaften, who got upside down and tangle with Lutz.  Both were unhurt, Van Haaften was done.  The third attempt was not a charm, as Ry. Anderson tangled with Lines, and both flipped wildly.  Also getting upside down hard was Corken, who was joined by Higday.  Sather was also involved, but continued.  Only one lap was in the books before the next caution for the leader, Jacobs, who came to a stop in a cloud of smoke in turn four ending a tough night.  D. Hall inherited the lead and took off.  He found it wasn't good to be in the lead on the white flag lap, when he blew his left rear tire.  N. Smith led Henderson (from 14th), Bowden and Wood Jr. who had been battling for the final transfer, and Meyer.  Meyer shot around Wood Jr. and Bowden into third on the next lap before Roberts stopped bringing the last slowdown.  The white/checker finish saw plenty of action, but no change in the top four.

A main (started): 1. W. Johnson (4) 2. Wright (8) 3. Giannetto (3) 4. Tatnell (7) 5. Hockett (5) 6. Crockett (2) 7. Adams (11) 8. Bakker (6) 9. Brown (13) 10. Garner (12) 11. Crawley (15) 12. Maier (9) 13. Droud Jr. (14) 14. Dover (1) 15. Henderson (22) 16. Moro (10) 17. N. Smith (21) 18. Daggett (20) 19. Ridge (17) 20. Crall (19) 21. Meyer (23) 22. Covington (18) 23. Blair (16) 24. Bowden (24)

Bowden stopped and retired before a lap could be completed.  It would be the only slowdown in a non-stop 20-lap slugfest.  The top four were battling back and forth all the way on a great track for racing.  Giannetto stormed under Dover and Crockett at the outset to take the early lead.  The 2006 360 Nationals Champ had 2000 champ W. Johnson in tow early on.  Wright quickly entered the fray and took second from W. Johnson.  Two laps later, W. Johnson found his way back around in heavy traffic and hit the high side in pursuit of Giannetto.  On lap 12, W. Johnson grabbed the point for good and began putting lapped cars between himself and second.  Wright eventually worked by Giannetto, and both were under pressure from Tatnell.  The win was W. Johnson's 7th career 360 tally at Knoxville and paid him $2000.  Henderson repeated his hard-charger performance in the B in the A as well.

 

8/2/08

18th Annual 360 Nationals and 410s

85 360s

44 410s

360s

E main (started): 1. Natalie Sather 94s (2) 2. Cody Petersen 16P (1) 3. Jason Eckard 2H (4) 4. RJ Johnson 71 (7) 5. Kevin Ingle 2K (3) 6. Jack Potter 15 (9) 7. Josh Padellford 34 (5) 8. Kyle McCutcheon 5K (11) 9. Justin Carver 24J (6) 10. Butch Hanssen 8K (8) 11. Samantha Taylor 17 (10) 12. Kenneth Walker 2w (18) / 13. Bryn Gohn 4B (13) 14. Alan Zoutte 33 (14) 15. Jared Peterson 9P (19) 16. Curtis Evans 1P (15) 17. DJ Brink 21B (12) 18. Travis Porter 31P (16) 19. Brian Parker 9* (19) DNS – Jerry Bell 85, Luke Hall 34H, Mallory Armfield 5MA, Steve Dyer 9A, Rod Richards 12, Darren Long 7L, Mike Houseman Jr. Y2, Troy Little 20AU, Tyler Thompson 48, Dave Glennon 5x, Luke Dollansky 2, Kathryne Minter 13

Petersen jumped out to the lead early in the 8-lapper. Sather was in pursuit until taking the point with two to go. Walker surged late to pick up the final transfer to the D from the tail.

D main (started): 1. Trey Robb 1s (1) 2. Joe Ramaker 98R (2) 3. JD Johnson 98 (3) 4. Don Young 75 (7) 5. Sather (11) 6. Eric Baldaccini B4 (5) / 7. Nate Mosher 22N (6) 8. Tim Sernett K9 (4) 9. Potter (16) 10. Walker (22) 11. Scott Lehman 9s (9) 12. Danny Heskin 6 (10) 13. McCutcheon (18) 14. Eric Lutz 5L (8) 15. RJ Johnson (14) 16. Carver (19) 17. Ingle (15) 18. Eckard (13) 19. Taylor (21) 20. Hanssen (20) 21. Padellford (17) 22. Petersen (12) DNS – Steve Lines 23, Jon Corbin 26J, Jeff Mitrisin 10, Ben Gregg 22B, Derek Ingalls 91, Josh Higday 24, Shawn Van Wyhe 99, Nate Van Haaften 3, Brett Mather 54, Chad Corken 11

Robb led flag to flag in the 10-lapper. The only caution came for debris on lap three. Robb led with Ramaker in tow the rest of the way. Sather was 10th on the restart, but climbed to fifth and a transfer to the C after winning the E.

C main (started): 1. Lee Jacobs 86 (3) 2. Matt Tiffany 19T (1) / 3. Justin Henderson 5 (8) 4. Jon Agan 4 (9) 5. Dustin Daggett 2MX (11) 6. Ryan Roberts 18 (6) 7. Matt Covington 95 (4) 8. Ron Blair 35 (2) 9. Danny Martin Jr. 00m (7) 10. Dave Hall 51 (13) 11. Robb (15) 12. Pete Crall 1 (5) 13. Brock Lemley 4L (12) 14. Joe Wood Jr. 03 (10) 15. Baldaccini (20) 16. Ramaker (16) 17. JD Johnson (17) 18. George White 10x (14) 19. Young (18) 20. Sather (19) DNS – Chad Meyer 7m, AJ Selenke 43, Larry Neighbors 29N, Gordy Vogelaar 99v, Ryan Anderson 71R, Larry Pinegar II 11L

The race was slowed before a lap could be completed as Wood Jr. lost his front wing. He continued without it. On the second try at green, Sather flipped in turn one. She was unhurt. Tiffany led laps one and two, but Jacobs took over from there, and had gained valuable laps in driving double duty with the 410s. Tiffany held onto the final transfer despite impressive charges by Henderson, Agan and Daggett.

B main (started): 1. Brian Brown 21 (2) 2. Garry Lee Maier 11xx (1) 3. Matt Moro 2m (3) 4. Scott Winters 23w (4) / 5. Jason Solwold 39c (5) 6. Russ Hall 29 (14) 7. Randy Martin 14 (6) 8. Tim Crawley 88 (7) 9. Jake Peters 57x (11) 10. Don Droud Jr. 27 (12) 11. Nick Smith 15s (17) 12. Jared Ridge 12J (20) 13. Joe Beaver 53 (9) 14. Jacobs (21) 15. Ricky Montgomery 9m (8) 16. Lee Grosz 4J (10) 17. JJ Hickle 7A (16) 18. Dustin Selvage 7 (19) 19. Glenn Borden 72 (18) 20. Lee Sowell 51s (15) 21. Tiffany (22) 22. Brad Bowden 15B (13)

Maier led early over Moro in the 15-lapper. The two duked it out, and on lap four almost came together entering turn one. Brown took advantage, looping around both of them. He chose the high road on a two-groove track, and cruised the rest of the way in the non-stop event. The top four changed little, but R. Hall climbed eight spots, and with a caution may have been a threat.

18th Annual 360 Nationals (started): 1. Wayne Johnson 94 (4) 2. Brown (20) 3. Billy Alley 22 (8) 4. Brooke Tatnell 91s (5) 5. Tyler Walker 24T (6) 6. Travis Rilat 29T (3) 7. Jesse Hockett 75J (9) 8. Bronson Maeschen 96 (15) 9. Jesse Giannetto D1 (7) 10. Jonathan Allard 0 (10) 11. Skip Jackson 1m (24) 12. Jason Johnson 41 (1) 13. Zach Chappell 50z (17) 14. Clint Garner 40 (19) 15. Maier (21) 16. Roger Crockett 7N (12) 17. Moro (22) 18. Winters (23) 19. Brian Paulus 28 (14) 20. Gary Taylor 5* (16) 21. Gregg Bakker 11x (11) 22. Jack Dover 53D (19) 23. Kenny Adams 4A (14) 24. Gary Wright 9w (2) DNS - Terry McCarl 1m

Jackson started at the tail subbing for McCarl, who qualified the car. Wright wrestled the lead from J. Johnson early on. One lap was in the books when a caution appeared. Wright led J. Johnson, W. Johnson, Alley (from 8th) and Rilat back to green flag racing. The lead pair dueled the next three laps, and J. Johnson took the lead on the fifth go-around. One lap later, Winters would stop with a flat right rear and slow things for the last time in the 25-lapper. Under caution, Wright exited from second with a broken wing bracket. The restart saw J. Johnson ahead of W. Johnson, Alley and Tatnell. W. Johnson used the restart to hit the high side while the leader went low. W. Johnson powered around the top and took the lead with Alley following him by. Meanwhile, Brown was surging from outside of row ten. He was moving by Rilat and Walker into the top five around the halfway point. W. Johnson was separating himself from Alley through dense traffic late in the going. Tatnell challenged Alley for third on a few occasions. With three to go, Brown swept by Tatnell for third, and circled around Alley on the last lap to grab second in an impressive performance. W. Johnson was paid $10,000 for his second 360 Nationals championship (2000), third win of the season here, and eighth 360 tally overall at Knoxville.

410s

Tyler Walker (3rd car out to time) set quick time at 15.236 seconds as one lap of qualifying was used. Danny Lasoski (39th) was second quick, followed by Bronson Maeschen (14th), Davey Heskin (12th), Brooke Tatnell (37th), Dean Jacobs (16th), Dusty Zomer (42nd), Justin Henderson (43rd), Kaley Gharst (1st) and Billy Alley (20th). Skip Jackson didn't register a time and changed motors. Tony Shilling also did not time.

Heat one (started): 1. Ricky Logan 10 (1) 2. Mark Dobmeier 13 (3) 3. Tatnell 11AU (5) 4. Gharst 81 (4) 5. Walker 24T (6) / 6. Tim Kaeding 83JR (8) 7. Brock Mayes 11B (2) 8. Jonathan Allard 0 (7) 9. Larry Pinegar II 11L (9) DNS - Danny Smith 4, Corey Haigh 45

Logan led the 8-lap duration. The heat had a Golden State flavor with three drivers from California. Walker and Kaeding battled for the final transfer. Walker was held up behind Mayes for a time, but used a last lap charge to get around Kaeding for the fifth and final spot.

Heat two (started): 1. Brian Paulus 28 (3) 2. Josh Schneiderman 49 (1) 3. Alley 22 (4) 4. Lasoski 5 (6) 5. Jake Peters 57x (2) / 6. Dion Hindi 11D (8) 7. Bob Weuve 19 (7) 8. Chad Meyer 4H (9) 9. D. Jacobs 17G (5) 10. Ben Gregg 22B (10) 11. Steve Dyer 9A (11)

Schneiderman took the early lead. On lap three, D. Jacobs spun on the front stretch slowing the event. Schneiderman led Paulus, Alley, Peters and Lasoski back to green flag racing. On lap five, Lasoski pulled a slidejob on Alley to take third, but Alley came right back in turns one and two and held third. Paulus made his winning pass coming for the white flag after a good race.

Heat three (started): 1. Don Droud Jr. 47 (3) 2. Calvin Landis 70 (1) 3. Zomer 5z (5) 4. Rager Phillips 9 (2) 5. Maeschen 96 (6) / 6. Jesse Hockett 13x (8) 7. Skip Jackson 2 (11) 8. Justin Zimmerman 7K (4) 9. Seth Brahmer 13v (9) 10. Mike Moore 69 (10) 11. Toni Lutar 4x (7)

Landis led before Droud took the lead on lap three. Hockett moved forward, but needed one more spot for a transfer in the Buch 13x. Zomer grabbed third on the last lap from Phillips.

Heat four (started): 1. Brian Brown 21 (1) 2. Wayne Johnson 14AJ (3) 3. John VanDenBerg 1 (2) 4. Henderson D1 (5) 5. Heskin 56 (6) / 6. Lee Jacobs 59 (7) 7. Ryan Anderson 71R (4) 8. Lynton Jeffrey 12 (8) 9. Matt Wasmund 4w (10) 10. Scott Uttech 3 (9) DNS - Tony Shilling 47T

Brown led flag to flag with W. Johnson in tow. The track was slicking off and wide with a clear top and bottom.

B main (started): 1. Kaeding (9) 2. D. Jacobs (1) 3. Mayes (4) 4. Zimmerman (2) / 5. Hindi (10) 6. Weuve (6) 7. Jeffrey (12) 8. Hockett (11) 9. Allard (5) 10. L. Jacobs (8) 11. Pinegar II (16) 12. Meyer (13) 13. D. Smith (20) 14. Moore (18) 15. Lutar (7) 16. Brahmer (14) 17. Wasmund (19) 18. Uttech (15) 19. Gregg (17) 20. Haigh (21) 21. Ry. Anderson (3) DNS - Dyer, Jackson, Shilling

D. Jacobs shot out to an early lead in the 12-lapper. The show was happening behind him. Kaeding moved up into a battle with Weuve for a final transfer. The two exchanged the spot twice, with Weuve utilizing the low side, and Kaeding the high. Kaeding took off from there gaining third from Zimmerman and second from Mayes. He stole the lead on the last lap from D. Jacobs in an exciting finish.

A main (started): 1. Tatnell (2) 2. Zomer (1) 3. Lasoski (5) 4. Walker (6) 5. Henderson (7) 6. Heskin (3) 7. Alley (9) 8. W. Johnson (13) 9. Gharst (8) 10. Kaeding (24) 11. Dobmeier (10) 12. Maeschen (4) 13. Paulus (11) 14. Peters (14) 15. Brown (20) 16. Zimmerman (23) 17. Mayes (22) 18. Droud Jr. (12) 19. VanDenBerg (16) 20. Schneiderman (18) 21. Logan (17) 22. Landis (19) 23. Phillips (15) 24. D. Jacobs (22)

Kaeding started at the tail, after bolting on a new right rear. D. Jacobs and Landis got together on the backstretch before a lap could be completed. D. Jacobs retired. One underway, the 20-lapper went non-stop. Zomer snuck into the lead at the beginning running the low side. Tatnell ran the cushion and was not farther than five car lengths off the pace before he took the lead himself in lapped traffic on the 8th go-around. He would pull away from there. Zomer had his hands full with Lasoski, but held onto second. The win was Tatnell's second of the season and third overall and was worth $3,000. Kaeding was the hard-charger.

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