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Wednesday

Lee Sowell Tony Bruce Jr's hauler Chad Layton
Greg Hodnett's hauler Ben Gregg Travis Rilat
Natalie Sather Steve Kinser JJ Hinckle
Tony Bruce Jr. Troy Little Jonathan Allard
Doug Esh Cody Darrah Rager Phillips
Carl Wilson Bronson Maeschen Danny Smith
Ed Lynch Jr. Fred Rahmer Bruce White
Greg Hodnett Spud Gustin Danny Lasoski
Ty Bartz Dion Hindi Blake Feese
Kerry Madsen Shane Stewart Jason Johnson
Jac Haudenschild Danny Heskin Wayne Johnson
Randy Hannagan Paul Mcmahan Jason Solwold
Chad Kemenah View of the pits Steve Kinser
Donny Schatz Seth Brahmer View of the pits
Daryn Pittman Matt Wasmund Mark Dobmeier
Danny Heskin Brandon Wimmer Steve Dyer
Chad Hillier Chad Kemenah View of the pits
Brian Paulus Cory Haigh View of the pits
Venders in the pits Justin Henderson John Lambertz
Skip Jackson Kaley Gharst Tim Shaffer
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 Center of infield & Hall of Fame
Center of infield Center of infield Center of infield
View of turns 3 & 4 Center of infield View of turns 3 &4
Center of infield Center of infield Center of infield & turns 1 & 2
Sunset at Knoville Wayne Johnson & Danny Lasoski in the Press Room Top 3: Wayne Johnson, Danny Lasoski & Steve Kinser
48th Annual Knoxville Nationals Trophies Wednesday nights "A" feature trophy Water Truck nearly hits wall.  Notice the tire tracks leading up to the wall before it stopped and slid down the track.
Jason Johnson Donny Schatz Tim Shaffer
Troy Little & Danny Lasoski Bruce White Chad Layton
Tony Bruce Jr. Shane Stewart Jac Haudenschild
Greg Haudnett Donny Schatz Troy Little
Danny Lasoski Lee Sowell Ben Gregg
Shane Stewart Greg Hodnett Donnie Schatz
Cory Haigh Danny Lasoski Mark Dobmeier
Spud Gustin Blake Feese Chad Layton
Shane Stewart Troy Little Brandon Winner
Danny Lasoski Seth Brahmer Ben Gregg
Cory Haigh JJ Hickle Wayne Johnson
Steve Kinser Travis Rilat Chad Kemenah
Randy Hannagan Steve Kinser Robert Bell
Jesse Gianetto Chad Kemenah Steve Dyer
Randy Hannagan Natalie Sather Dion Hindi
Chad Hillier Jesse Gianetto & Ed Lynch Jr. Paul McMahan
Brian Paulus Lee Sowell Matt Wasmund
John Lambertz & Chad Hillier Matt Wasmund Chad Hillier
John VanDenBerg John Droud Jr. Cody Darrah
Daryn Pittman Paul McMahan John VanDenBerg
Doug Esh Cody Darrah Darn Pittman
Ty Bartz Danny Smith Jonathan Allard
Jonathan Allard Jonathan Allard Rager Phillips
Steve Kinser, Wayne Johnson in the Press Room Wayne Johnson in the Press Room Wayne Johnson & Danny Lasoski in the Press Room
Steve Kinser, Wayne Johnson & Danny Lasoski in the Press Room Wayne Johnson & Danny Lasoski in the Press Room Wayne Johnson & Danny Lasoski in the Press Room
Steve Kinser & Wayne Johnson in the Press Room Steve Kinser, Wayne Johnson & Danny Lasoski in the Press Room Steve Kinser in the Press Room
Wayne Johnson in the Press Room Steve Kinser, Wayne Johnson & Danny Lasoski in the Press Room Steve Kinser, Wayne Johnson & Danny Lasoski in the Press Room
Steve Kinser, Wayne Johnson & Danny Lasoski in the Press Room Steve Kinser, Wayne Johnson & Danny Lasoski in the Press Room Steve Kinser, Wayne Johnson & Danny Lasoski in the Press Room
Steve Kinser, Wayne Johnson & Danny Lasoski in the Press Room Steve Kinser, Wayne Johnson & Danny Lasoski in the Press Room Wayne Johnson's wing dance in Victory Lane Mike Campbell Photo
Everyone walked away uninjured from this wild crash at the start of heat race action - Doug Johnson Photo Everyone walked away uninjured from this wild crash at the start of heat race action - Doug Johnson Photo Top 3 on the podium: Wayne Johnson, Danny Lasoski & Steve Kinser Doug Johnson Photo
Wayne Johnson celebrates in Victory Lane with Knoxville Nationals Queen Summer Sistad Doug Johnson Photo    

Thursday

Jason Meyers Sam Hafertepe's Hauler Sean Michael
Chad Meyer Jack Dover Toni Lutar
Garry Lee Maier Bill Balog Joey Saldana
Brian Ellenberger Tyler Walker Lee Jacobs
Craig Dollansky Rob Chaney Calvin Landis
Kim Mock Terry McCarl Caleb Griffith
Ricky Montgomery Brock Mayes Todd King
Billy Alley Jake Peters Eric Baldaccini
Lance Dewease Dusty Zomer View of the pits
Brian Leppo Jeremy Campbell Tim Kaeding
Jeff Shepard Ricky Logan Stevie Smith
Stevie Smith's hauler Greg Wilson View of the pits
Bill Rose Brooke Tatnell Dean Jacobs
Scott Uttech Sammy Swindell Travis Whitney
Sam Hafertepe Jr. Roger Crockett Pastor Mark Amenda
Tech Area Ricky Logan Brian Brown
Kraig Kinser Gary Wright View of the pits
Josh Schneiderman Ryan Anderson Marlon Jones
Sam Hafertepe Jr. 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 View of infield & Hall of Fame View of turns 1 & 2
View of infield View of turns 3 & 4 View of the pits
View of the pits Sunset over turns 3 & 4 View of turns 1 & 2
View of infield & Hall of Fame View of infield Thursday "A" Feature Trophy
Joey Saldana Cars ready to push off Sammy Swindell
Jason Sides Bob Weauve Joey Saldana
Roger Crockett Pastor Mark Amenda Jack Dover
Chad Meyer Travis Whitney Jeremy Campbell
Roger Crockett Marlon Jones Lynton Jeffrey
Sam Hafertepe Jr. Bill Balog Mike Moore
Dusty Zomer Toni Lutar Roger Crockett
Marlon Jones Dusty Zomer Brian Leppo
Stevie Smith Sammy Swindell & Bob Weauve Sam Hafertepe Jr.
Jason Meyers Jack Dover Sean Michael
Sam Hafertepe Jr. Chad Meyer Marlon Jones
Jason Sides Garry Lee Maier Pastor Mark Amenda
Stevie Smith Brian Leppo Pastor Mark Amenda
Bill Rose Jeremy Campbell Bill Balog
Lynton Jeffrey Brian Brown Brian Ellenberger
Ricky Logan Lee Jacobs Jesse Hockett
Tyler Walker Brian Ellenberger Tim Kaeding
Craig Dollansky Ricky Logan Jeff Shepard
Brooke Tatnell Lee Jacobs Tyler Walker
Jeff Shepard Terry McCarl Caleb Griffith
Kim Mock Ricky Montgomery Scott Winters
Rob Chaney Terry McCarl Caleb Griffith
Gary Wright Kraig Kinser Ricky Montgomery
Brock Mayes & Kim Mock Dean Jacobs Todd King & Caleb Griffith
Eric Baldaccini Greg Wilson Jake Peters
Billy Alley Greg Wilson Josh Schneiderman
Todd King Billy Alley Dean Jacobs
Lance Dewease Joey Saldana, Gary Wright & Jason Meyers in the Press Room Jason Meyers in the Press Room
Joey Saldana, Gary Wright & Jason Meyers in the Press Room Gary Wright in the Press Room Gary Wright in the Press Room
Joey Saldana in the Press Room Joey Saldan in the Press Room Joey Saldana, Gary Wright & Jason Meyers in the Press Room
Joey Saldana, Gary Wright & Jason Meyers in the Press Room Joey Saldana, Gary Wright & Jason Meyers in the Press Room Joey Saldana, Gary Wright & Jason Meyers in the Press Room
Joey Saldana, Gary Wright & Jason Meyers in the Press Room Joey Saldana, Gary Wright & Jason Meyers in the Press Room Joey Saldana, Gary Wright & Jason Meyers in the Press Room
Joey Saldana, Gary Wright & Jason Meyers in the Press Room Joey Saldana, Gary Wright & Jason Meyers in the Press Room Tyler Walker and Joey Saldana battle for the lead early in the feature Mike Campbell Photo
Joey Saldana, Jason Meyers and Gary Wright round out the top three finishers Thursday Doug Johnson Photo Joey Saldana in Victory Lane Doug Johnson Photo  
     

Friday

Front straight & turns 3 & 4 Center of infield Center of infield
Center of infield View of turns 1 & 2 View of the pits
View of the pits View of the pits View of the pits
Brian Brown Sammy Swindell Ricky Logan
JJ Hickle Mark Dobmeier Friday event trophies
Brian Paulus Corey Haigh Justin Zimmerman
Brian Brown JJ Hickle Bob Weauve
Corey Haigh Kaley Gharst JJ Hickle
Gregg Bakker Bill Balog Scott Winters
Scott Uttech Greg Nikitanko Marlon Jones
Blake Feese & Bill Balog Brian Leppo & Scott Uttech Justin Zimmerman
Bill Balog Blake FeeseXX Gregg Bakker
Justin Zimmerman Scott Winters Lance Dewease
Bob Weauve John VanDenBerg Kerry Madsen
Corey Haigh Lance Dewease & JJ Hickle Kerry Madsen
Garry Lee Maier Tony Schilling Brian Ellenberger
Cody Darrah Caleb Griffith Seth Brahmer
Robert Bell Toni Lutar Brian Ellenberger
Cody Darrah Jeremy Campbell Cars ready to push off
Ricky Logan & Bill Rose Tim Shaffer Spud Gustin
Calvin Landis Matt Wasmund Greg Wilson
Tim Shaffer Skip Jackson Dion Hindi
Mark Dobmeier Greg Wilson Tim Shaffer
Dean Jacobs Steve Dyer Natalie Sather
Chad Hillier Josh Schneiderman Steve Dyer
Bruce White Chad Hillier Scott Winters
Steve Kinser Tyler Walker Brooke Tatnell
Steve Kinser Tyler Walker Steve Kinser
Donny Schatz Dusty Zomer Brian Brown Non - Qualifiers "A" Feature winner
Chad Kemenah "B" Scramble winner & Kerry Madsen World Challenge winner Kerry Madsen World Challenge winner Chad Kemenah "B" Scramble winner & Kerry Madsen World Challenge winner
Steve Kinser "A" Scramble winner Doug Esh "C" Scramble winner & Brian Brown Non Qualifiers Feature winner Steve Kinser & Brian Brown in the Press Room
Chad Kemenah & Kerry Madsen in the Press Room Doug Esh in the Press Room Brian Brown in the Press Room
Scramble Winners: A-Steve Kinser, B-Chad Kemenah & C-Doug Esh Scramble Winners: A-Steve Kinser, B-Chad Kemenah & C-Doug Esh Brian Brown in the Press Room
Brian Brown in the Press Room Kerry Madsen in the Press Room Brian Brown won the Friday night feature
Knoxville Nationals Scramble winners were: A: Steve Kinser; B: Chad Kemenah; C: Doug Esh Mike Campbell Photo Kerry Madsen won the Raceforlife.com World Challenge at the Knoxville Nationals Mike Campbell Photo Brian Brown "A" Feature winner Doug Johnson Photo
Scramble Winners: Steve Kinser, Chad Kemenah & Doug Esh Doug Johnson Photo World Challenge Top 3: Kerry Madsen, Mark Dobmeier & Craig Dollansky Doug Johnson Photo Brian Brown won the 20 lap Friday night A main over Kerry Madsen (who came from 17th in the B) and Mark Dobmeier. Doug Johnson Photo
Troy Little and Joey Saldana battle in Friday night's World Challenge race Doug Johnson Photo Skip Jackson tries to hold off Mark Dobmeier in action Friday night Doug Johnson Photo Dusty Zomer holds the bottom while Paul McMahan runs the high side during Friday night's A Scramble Doug Johnson Photo
     

Saturday

View of turn 1 Center of infield View of the pits
View of the pits View of the pits View of infied & Hall of Fame
View of infield Saturday Event Trophies View of the infield
Infield and Hall of Fame View of infield view of infield
View of infield Turns 3 & 4 Turns 3 & 4
Turns 1 & 2 Victory Lane Stage & Hall of Fame View of the pits
Greg Hodnett & Jonathan Allard View of the pits View of the pits
Saturday event Trophies Matt Wasmund Rob Chaney
John Lambertz Caleb Griffith Justin Zimmerman
Chad Hillier John Lambertz Greg Nikitenko
Lance Dewease JJ Hickle Robert Bell
Toni Lutar Bill Balog Bill Rose
Ricky Logan Greg Wilson Cody Darrah
Dion Hindi & Scott Uttech JJ Hickle John VanDenBerg
Ty Bartz Gregg Bakker Brian Ellenberger
Calvin Landis Cody Darrah Steve Dyer
Bill Balog Rob Chaney Skip Jackson
Brian Ellenberger Cody Darrah Gregg Bakker
Bill Rose Dion Hindi Paul McMahan & Jac Haudenschild
Brooke Tatnell Danny Lasoski Jason Meyers
Brooke Tatnell Jac Haudenschild Jason Meyers
Tim Shaffer Jason Sides Joey Saldana
Donny Schatz Donny Schatz won his 3rd straight Knoxville Nationals title Doug Johnson Photo Donny Schatz celebrates his 3rd Knoxville Nationals Championship Doug Johnson Photo
     
     

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Misc Walk'n-Round Knoxville Pics

Speedway Motors outside pit gate Pit Shack Late Model simulator outside of Trade Show
Trade Show entrance Weld Racing Display Outside of pit gate
West end of midway Pit Shack windows Pit Pal products on midway
Midway Midway Impact Racing
Impact Racing Simpson products Vermeer equipment on Midway
Midway Midway vendor & Billy's Alley's coloring contest Wing side board Tim's racing simulators
Tim's racing simulators Midway Midway
Midway Midway Dyer-Hudson Hall Press Room
Queens contest winners Kristin Plath 2nd Runner-up & Amy Miller Miss Congeniatlity Chamber of Commerce booth KNIA-KRLS Big Red Radio at the main entrance
Inside front main entrance Front entrance to midway Harley-Davidson raffle bike
East end of midway Midway Midway
Midway Speed Sport News booth Doug Wolfgang signs autographs on midway
Doug Wolfgang signs autographs on midway NOS Energy drink booth Midway
Dennison T-Shirt Trailer Ticket Office Super Clean booth
Brian Brown at the Super Clean booth Brian Brown with Ms. Motorsports Tiffany Skias Main front entrance to grandstands
Myracelife.com booth Chamber of Commerce booth Ticket office
Midway Iowatelecom trailer Midway
Midway Midway Midway
Stevie Smith signs autographs on the midway Stevie Smith Midway
Midway Midway Midway
Midway Midway Steve Kinser
Steve Kinser Midway Outside Pit Shack
Late Model Simulator outside Trade Show Midway Outside Trade Show
Outside pit gate Entrance to Trade Show Hall of Fame Raffle car
Trade Show Trade Show Trade Show
Trade Show Trade Show Trade Show
Trade Show Trade Show Trade Show
Flatout Magazine booth at Trade Show Flatout Magazine booth at Trade Show Trade Show
Flatout Magazine booth at Trade Show Justin Zoch, Editor of Flatout Magazine Flatout Magazine booth at Trade Show
Entrance to Trade Show Impact Racing Simpson products
Midway Midway Midway
Behind main grandstands Hospitality tent Hospitality tent
Bazzar at Youngs Park Bazzar at Youngs Park Inside main front entrance
Inside main front entrance Vendors on midway Dyer-Hudson Hall
Vendors on midway Vendors on midway Can you remember when gas was this cheap?
Ticket Office Midway Midway
Outside main entrance Main front entrance Main front entrance
Midway Midway Midway
Midway Midway Midway
Dennison's T-Shirt trailer Sprintcar & Midget Magazine booth Midway
Midway Sprintcar & Midget Magazine booth Midway
Midway Midway Midway
Dennison's T-Shirt Trailer Midway Midway
Midway John's Rib House consession, BEST BBQ in town! Midway
Midway Midway Midway
KNIA-KRLS Big Red Radio Inside front entrance Midway
Midway Midway Midway
Midway Midway Midway
Midway Midway Midway
Arctic Cat on the midway Arctic Cat on the midway Midway
Midway Arctic Cat on the midway Midway
Midway Midway Midway
Midway Midway Midway
Midway Midway Midway
Midway John's Rib House consession Midway
Midway Under main grandstands Under main grandstands
Under main grandstands Under main grandstands Midway
Midway Tim's Racing Simulators Midway
Midway Midway Midway
Midway Outside of Trade Show Outside pit gate
Outside pit gate Outside turn 4 Outside turn 4
Outside turn 4 Outside turns 3 & 4 Outside turns 3 & 4
Danny Lasoski Danny Lasoski Danny Lasoski
Brian Brown Brian Brown Natalie Sather's Hauler
Outside turn 4 Outside turn 4 Outside turn 4
Outside turn 4 Kenny Roger's Gambler Sprint Car Kenny Roger's Gambler Sprint Care
Travis Rilat Jason Sides Jason Sides & Jason Meyers
Outside turn 3 Outside turn 3 Brian Paulus
Ty Bartz, Dusty Zomer & Dean Jacobs Outside turn 3 Bronson Maeschen
Ty Bartz & Dusty Zomer Dusty Zomer & Dean Jacobs Wayne Johnson's Hauler
Outside turn 3 Outside turn 3 Outside turn 3
Outside turn 3 Outside turn 3 Dion Hindi
Brock Mayes Outside turn 3 Outside turn 3
Ricky Logan's Hauler Side of Logan's Hauler Jac Haudenschilds Hauler
Side of Haud's Hauler Behind back straight grandstands Jac Haudenschild
Track Grader outside turn 2 Behind back straight grandstands North entrance to track
Back straight Back straight looking over to turn 4 Center of infield
Turns 1 & 2 Turn 2 Track Prep equiment in turn 2
Hall of Fame Museum Under back straight grandstands Turns 3 & 4
Center of infield Center of infield Turn 1
Turn 2 & Hall of Fame Turns 1 & 2 Back straight consessions
Under back straight grandstands Under back straight grandstands North entrance to track
Pizza Hut Hall of Fame Museum Chad Kemenah next to Pizza Hut
Chad Kemenah Chad Kemenah Lions Club parking in old Pamida Parking Lot
Chad Kemenah Tim Shaffer Kraig Kinser
Tim Shaffer Teams work on cars in old Pamida Parking Lot Teams work on cars in old Pamida Parking Lot
Teams work on cars in old Pamida Parking Lot Terry McCarl Paul McMahan
Steve Kinser Kerry Madsen Kerry Madsen's spare Maxim Chassis
Kerry Madsen Donny Schatz Kraig Kinser
Teams work on cars in old Pamida Parking Lot Teams work on cars in old Pamida Parking Lot Donny Schatz
Hall of Fame Museum Kim Mock Pizza Hut lot
Highway 14 looking north Venders at Mr. C's Intersection at Hall of Fame
Mr. C's Subway Hall of Fame
Highway 14 looking north Hall of Fame Outside Hall of Fame
Knoxville Wall of Champions Casey's General Store Iowa Speedway Pace Car
Knoxville Wall of Champions Across the street from the Hall of Fame Outside turn 2
Hall of Fame Outside turns 1 & 2 Donny Schatz vender outside turn 2
Knoxville Wall outside turns 1 & 2 Vender's at O'Reilly's Hall of Fame
Highway 14 looking north Venders at O'Reillys Venders at O'Reillys
Venders at O'Reilly's Highway 14 looking south O'Reillys
Outside turn 1 Highway 14 south and Hy-Vee O'Reillys
Outside Hy-Vee Lot Outside turn 1 Main entrance
Hy-Vee Venders Hy-Vee Venders Hy-Vee Venders
Hy-Vee Venders Hy-Vee Venders Hy-Vee Parking Lot Buffet
North Campground Entrance Welcome to Knoxville & North Campground Sprint Car on a pole
Highway 14 North Saldana Team in Devore Chysler Dealership Lot Red Carpet Motel
Fairlane Bowl Camping Helicopter rides Fairlane Bowl
God Father's Pizza Highway 14 South Highway 14 South & Hall of Fame
Outside Hall of Fame Hy-Vee Lot Hy-Vee Lot
Outside turn 1 Outside front entrance Outside front entrance
Outside front entrance Outside front entrance Outside front entrance
Outside front entrance Dingus Lounge  
     

Results & Story Courtesy of Bill Wright

Knoxville Nationals Night #1

54 cars

Donny Schatz (14th car out to time) set quick time on the field with a lap of 14.897 seconds.  Danny Lasoski (6th car out) was second quick, followed by Bronson Maeschen (43rd), Randy Hannagan (26th), Paul McMahan (35th), Shane Stewart (10th), Justin Henderson (31st), Brandon Wimmer (20th), Tony Bruce Jr. (9th) and Lee Sowell (2nd).  The track went away, but backstretch pitters Henderson, McMahan and Maeschen all turned laps in the top ten.  Matt Wasmund failed to get a lap in with motor troubles.

Heat one (started): 1. Daryn Pittman 21T (5) 2. Skip Jackson 2 (1) 3. Ed Lynch Jr. 2L (4) 4. Jac Haudenschild R19 (8) / 5. Brian Paulus 28 (6) 6. Schatz 15 (10) 7. Stewart 83 (9) 8. John VanDenBerg 1 (2) / 9. Don Droud Jr. 47 (7) 10. John Lambertz 12L (3)

Heats were ten laps and took the top four to the A, next four to the B, and last two to the C.  Jackson led using the low side which was the preferred line early on.  Schatz was to sixth by lap two, but had to go back two spots after a caution negated a couple of passes when Lambertz spun.  The restart saw Jackson ahead of VanDenBerg, Pittman, Lynch and Haudenschild.  Lynch and Haud made quick work of VanDenBerg for transfer spots, while Pittman grabbed the point on lap four.  Schatz and Stewart spent much of the race passing each other, and couldn't gain the ground needed for transfer spots.

Heat two (started): 1. Wayne Johnson 14AJ (6) 2. Steve Kinser 11 (8) 3. Henderson D1 (9) 4. Lasoski 33 (10) / 5. Ben Gregg 22B (1) 6. Mark Dobmeier 13 (4) 7. Fred Rahmer 51x (7) 8. Chad Hillier 5c (5) / 9. Cody Darrah 89 (3) 10. Bruce White 96au (2)

Gregg jumped out early with W. Johnson in tow.  White spun on lap four.  Gregg led W. Johnson, S. Kinser, Darrah and Dobmeier back to green flag racing.  While W. Johnson took the lead on the restart, it also rejuvenated Henderson, who quickly moved into the top three, getting by Dobmeier and Darrah.  Lasoski followed him, but didn't grab the last transfer until the last lap.

Heat three (started): 1. Travis Rilat 29 (4) 2. Danny Smith 18s (2) 3. Greg Hodnett 22x (6) 4. Blake Feese 14m (3) / 5. Dion Hindi 11D (5) 6. Chad Kemenah 8K (7) 7. Jason Johnson 19E (8) 8. Maeschen 96 (10) / 9. Wimmer 7TW (9) 10. Tony Shilling 47T (1)

D. Smith was in command until a lap four slowdown for a stopped Shilling on lap four.  D. Smith led Rilat, Hodnett, Hindi and Feese back to the green.  Rilat pounced into the lead, with Feese getting by Hindi and Hodnett for third.  Hodnett would come back on the final corner to snag the spot back in exciting fashion.

Heat four (started): 1. Jason Solwold 39c (7) 2. Natalie Sather 94s (2) 3. Bruce Jr. 18 (9) 4. Doug Esh 30 (3) / 5. Troy Little 20AU (4) 6. Hannagan 1x (10) 7. Carl Wilson 11NZ (1) 8. Kerry Madsen 55 (5) / 9. Chad Layton 25 (6) 10. Tim Shaffer 83A (8)

In his first ever laps at Knoxville, Wilson got sideways and a lot of equipment was destroyed in the process.  Madsen's car was twisted beyond recognition.  Layton's was trash and so was Shaffer's.  Esh was able to replace a front end and two wings to continue.  Hannagan was caught up in the mess as well, and couldn't finish after restarting.  Sather led early, but Solwold would take over and pull away from the field.  After running sixth, Esh benefited from Hannagan's departure, and grabbed the final transfer by slingshotting Little in the last corner.

Heat five (started): 1. Kaley Gharst 81 (3) 2. Jonathan Allard 0 (6) 3. Rager Phillips 9 (4) 4. McMahan 6 (10) / 5. Davey Heskin 56 (8) 6. Sowell 51s (9) 7. Seth Brahmer 13v (7) 8. JJ Hickle 7A (2) / 9. Spud Gustin 80 (5) 10. Corey Haigh 45NZ (1)

Hickle led lap one before Gharst took over on the 2nd lap for the rest of the way.  Heskin and Phillips battled for fourth for several laps before they both got by Hickle.  McMahan came from the tail to enter the fray in the late going, and made yet another last corner pass for the final transfer, capping an always exciting night of heats.

C main (started): 1. Wimmer (1) 2. Droud Jr. (3) 3. Darrah (7) 4. White (4) / 5. Gustin (5) 6. Ty Bartz 46 (8) 7. Haigh (6) 8. Robert Bell 71 (10) 9. Steve Dyer 9A (9) 10. Lambertz (2) DNS - Shaffer, Layton, Shilling, Matt Wasmund 4w

Wimmer led the 8-lap distance.  Darrah challenged Droud early, but settled for third.Lambertz retired on lap two while smoking and running second.

B main (started): 1. Schatz (1) 2. Stewart (4) 3. Maeschen (2) 4. Kemenah (9) / 5. Hannagan (3) 6. J. Johnson (6) 7. Dobmeier (15) 8. Rahmer (8) 9. Droud Jr. (20) 10. Heskin (7) 11. Paulus (11) 12. Hillier (12) 13. Brahmer (10) 14. Wimmer (21) 15. Sowell (5) 16. VanDenBerg (17) 17. White (23) 18. Hindi (13) 19. Little (14) 20. Gregg (19) 21. Hickle (16) 22. Darrah (22) 23. Wilson (20) DNS - 24. Madsen

At the outset, Wilson spun into the infield tires in turn four, while Darrah got upside down after jumping the cushion in turn one.  On lap two, Hickle slammed the turn one wall and came to a stop bringing the final slowdown in the 12-lapper.  The top three remained unchanged with Schatz leading Stewart and Maeschen.  The battle for the fourth and final transfer was furious, with Hannagan and J. Johnson exchanging the spot several times.  Like pulling a rabbit out of a hat, Kemenah appeared out of nowhere on the final lap to snatch it from both.

A main (started): 1. W. Johnson (1) 2. Lasoski (8) 3. S. Kinser (3) 4. Haudenschild (4) 5. Pittman (11) 6. Henderson (6) 7. Stewart (22) 8. Schatz (21) 9. McMahan (7) 10. Solwold (2) 11. Hodnett (9) 12. Kemenah (24) 13. Bruce Jr. (5) 14. Maeschen (23) 15. Allard (10) 16. D. Smith (18) 17. Jackson (20) 18. Lynch Jr. (12) 19. Esh (16) 20. Sather (19) 21. Rilat (13) 22. Gharst (17) 23. Phillips (14) 24. Feese (15)

W. Johnson ran the low side of one and two and the high side of three and four to pull away the first half of the race.  He was entering heavy lapped traffic on the 11th go-around when Lynch Jr. stopped.  Lasoski had run by S. Kinser on the bottom.  Wayne ducked low in one and two on the restart, but when he went high in three and four, Lasoski got a run to pull beside him coming down the frontstretch.  Wayne went back to the bottom, cutting off Lasoski in turn one.  On lap 14, Phillips stopped and retired, Gharst was towed off with rear-end problems and Rilat came in to replace a flat left rear.  W. Johnson would stay on the bottom on the 1/2 mile and pull away to the win.  The top five stayed the same the last half of the race, but Stewart, who was the hard-charger, and Schatz completed good runs to salvage their point nights. 

 

Knoxville Nationals Night #2

56 cars

Jason Meyers (3rd car out to time) set quick time and was the only car under 15 seconds in time trials at 14.990.  Sammy Swindell (1st car out) was second quick on a track that went away quickly, followed by Dusty Zomer (3rd), Jack Dover (11th), Sean Michael (8th), Sam Hafertepe Jr. (9th), Joey Saldana (22nd), Craig Dollansky (33rd), Jason Sides (5th) and Stevie Smith (14th).

Heat one (started): 1. Brooke Tatnell 11AU (6) 2. Meyers 14 (10) 3. Jesse Hockett 13J (2) 4. Lee Jacobs 59 (3) / 5. Lance Dewease 30c (4) 6. Roger Crockett 7N (8) 7. Justin Zimmerman 7K (5) 8. Hafertepe Jr. 15H (9) / 9. Bob Weuve 19 (7) 10. Eric Baldaccini B4 (1)

Hockett led early in the 10-lapper, and Meyers was in fourth with one lap down.  The top four went to the A, the next four to the B, and the last two to the C.  Baldaccini stopped on lap four with oil problems.  Hockett led Tatnell, Meyers, L. Jacobs and Dewease back to green flag racing.  Four laps later, Tatnell would take the point from Hockett, with Meyers also getting by with two to go for second.  L. Jacobs did a nice job of hitting his spots to qualify for the A in his first Knoxville action.

Heat two (started): 1. Brian Brown 21 (2) 2. Gary Wright 9w (4) 3. Scott Winters 23w (1) 4. Saldana 9E (9) / 5. Swindell 5 (10) 6. Brock Mayes 11B (3) 7. Garry Lee Maier 11xx (6) 8. Brian Leppo 71x (8) / 9. Billy Balog 17B (5) 10. Toni Lutar 4x (7)

Brown led throughout on the cushion.  Wright was strong in second, with Saldana the prime mover from the back row to the fourth and final transfer.

Heat three (started): 1. Josh Schneiderman 49 (1) 2. Dollansky 2x (9) 3. Terry McCarl 24 (8) 4. Zomer 5z (10) / 5. Gregg Bakker 11x (2) 6. Jake Peters 57x (4) 7. Calvin Landis 70 (5) 8. Ricky Logan 10 (6) / 9. Jeremy Campbell 0x (7) 10. Greg Wilson w20 (3)

Schneiderman led flag to flag with one slowdown.  On lap four, Landis spun on the frontstretch.  Schneiderman led Bakker, Peters, Dollansky and McCarl back to green flag racing.  Dollansky, McCarl and Zomer blasted into transfer spots in the last few laps, with Zomer's pass of Bakker for fourth coming on the last lap.

Heat four (started): 1. Lynton Jeffrey 12 (2) 2. Travis Whitney 1xx (4) 3. Tyler Walker 24T (7) 4. Sides 7s (9) / 5. Chad Meyer 4H (3) 6. Dover 53 (10) 7. Dean Jacobs 17G (5) 8. Mike Moore 69 (8) / 9. Bill Rose 6R (6) 10. Scott Uttech 3 (1)

Good racing up front with Jeffrey leading and Whitney in tow.  Whitney took the lead with two to go, only to have Jeffrey steal it back on the last lap.  Walker used a low entry into one, drifting high in two to move up well, and Sides primarily used the bottom to move into a transfer.

Heat five (started): 1. Rob Chaney 24H (2) 2. Tim Kaeding 83JR (6) 3. Kraig Kinser 20 (4) 4. Billy Alley 22 (7) / 5. Jeff Shepard 1z (8) 6. Brian Ellenberger 20E (3) 7. S. Smith 19s (9) 8. Michael 6x (10) / 9. Caleb Griffith 12c (1) 10. Marlon Jones 9mx (5)

Chaney led flag to flag.  Shepard challenged Kaeding early for fifth, and TK took off from there, climbing all the wasy to second.  Alley was hooked up on the bottom, and earned the final transfer.

C main (started): 1. Campbell (3) 2. Weuve (1) 3. Lutar (2) 4. Balog (5) / 5. Rose (4) 6. Wilson (7) 7. Uttech (9) 8. Greg Nikitenko 6N (8) 9. Jones (6) 10. Griffith (8) 11. Kim Mock 1m (11) 12. Mark Amenda 4L (12) DNS - Baldaccini, Ryan Anderson 71R, Ricky Montgomery 9m

Weuve led the 10-lapper early, until Campbell took over and dominated on lap seven.  A lap six spin by Griffith was the only caution of the event.  Balog and Rose exchanged fourth a number of times before Rose moved by on the low side late.

B main (started): 1. Swindell (1) 2. Dover (2) 3. Hafertepe Jr. (4) 4. S. Smith (5) / 5. Crockett (6) 6. Moore (8) 7. Mayes (17) 8. Dewease (15) 9. Campbell (21) 10. Logan (11) 11. Michael (3) 12. Maier (10) 13. Landis (13) 14. D. Jacobs (14) 15. Zimmerman (12) 16. Lutar (23) 17. Weuve (20) 18. Ellenberger (19) 19. Bakker (18) 20. Leppo (7) 21. Shepard (9) 22. Meyer (16) 23. Balog (22) 24. DNS - Peters

An ugly wreck marred things right away.  Involved were Leppo, Balog, Meyer, D. Jacobs, Zimmerman, Ellenberger, Mayes and Bakker, with Shepard getting the worst of things.  He was taken to the hospital.  Swindell aced the field once the green flew for good in the 12-lapper. 

A main (started): 1. Saldana (6) 2. Meyers (8) 3. Wright (11) 4. Alley (1) 5. Dollansky (5) 6. Sides (4) 7. Tatnell (9) 8. Walker (2) 9. Swindell (21) 10. Zomer (7) 11. K. Kinser (13) 12. Kaeding (10) 13. Jeffrey (17) 14. S. Smith (24) 15. Hockett (15) 16. L. Jacobs (14) 17. Winters (19) 18. Whitney (12) 19. Dover (22) 20. McCarl (3) 21. Schneiderman (20) 22. Chaney (18) 23. Hafertepe Jr. (23) 24. Brown (16)

Walker shot out to an early lead over Alley.  Saldana charged into second and on lap four, took the lead from Walker, but it didn't count because Winters had stopped on the backstretch.  One lap after a restart featuring Walker ahead of Saldana, Alley, Meyers and McCarl, Saldana would take the lead for good in the 20-lapper.  Alley moved by Walker for second and Meyers into third, while McCarl and Wright battled for the fifth spot.  On lap 17, McCarl suffered a blown right rear tire and would have to restart at the back.  Saldana led Alley, Meyers, Walker and Wright back to green flag racing.  Brown had surged to ninth on the white flag lap when the car burst into flames.  In steering towards safety workers, Brown caught the turn one berm and tipped over.  The workers were on the scene in a hurry, and disaster was avoided.  A two lap shootout saw little change in the top four as Saldana won over high point man Meyers, Wright powered by an eight year old motor, Alley and Dollansky, who moved by Walker for fifth.  Swindell was the hard-charger surging 12 spots, and guaranteeing himself and Guy Forbrook a spot in the A Scramble.

Knoxville Nationals Night #3

Non-qualifiers

Heat one (started): 1. Brian Brown 21 (2) 2. Brian Paulus 28 (1) 3. Justin Zimmerman 7K (5) 4. Bob Weuve 19 (4) / 5. Scott Uttech 3 (6) 6. John VanDenBerg 1 (7) 7. Greg Nikitenko 6N (8) 8. Marlon Jones 9mx (9) 9. Scott Winters 23w (3) DNS - Troy Little 20AU

VanDenBerg got sideways in turn one and came to a stop in turn two.  He restarted, but Winters retired for the night after a visit to the work area.  Brown led the distance in the 8-lapper sending the top four to the A.

Heat two (started): 1. Blake Feese 14m (2) 2. Kaley Gharst 81 (1) 3. Calvin Landis 70 (5) 4. Lance Dewease 30c (4) / 5. Brian Leppo 71x (3) 6. Gregg Bakker 11x (7) 7. Billy Balog 17B (6) 8. Kerry Madsen 55 (10) 9. JJ Hickle 7A (8) 10. Corey Haigh 45NZ (9)

Feese led flag to flag and pulled away from the rest.  Landis used the low side to perfection in moving by Leppo and then outdueling Dewease for third.

Heat three (started): 1. Seth Brahmer 13v (1) 2. Toni Lutar 4x (2) 3. Brock Mayes 11B (3) 4. Cody Darrah 89 (5) / 5. Brian Ellenberger 20E (4) 6. Caleb Griffith 12c (6) 7. Robert Bell 71 (7) 8. Tony Shilling 47T (8) DNS - Jeremy Campbell 0x, Garry Lee Maier 11xx

Brahmer led the duration.  Shilling exited on lap seven.  Darrah turned some solid laps to move by Ellenberger for the final transfer at the midway point.

Heat four (started): 1. Mark Dobmeier 13 (3) 2. Skip Jackson 2 (1) 3. Ricky Logan 10 (2) 4. Dion Hindi 11D (4) / 5. Tim Shaffer 83A (8) 6. Greg Wilson w20 (7) 7. Bill Rose 6R (5) 8. Matt Wasmund 4w (10) 9. Spud Gustin 80 (6) 10. Ty Bartz 46 (9)

Jackson led early, but had constant pressure from Dobmeier.  The two exchanged the lead before Dobmeier took control using the cushion on lap five.  Bartz exited smoking on lap four.  Shaffer was into fifth early, but couldn't quite get around Hindi for the final transfer in the stoutest heat of the five.

Heat five (started): 1. Rob Chaney 24H (2) 2. Dean Jacobs 17G (5) 3. Natalie Sather 94s (1) 4. Josh Schneiderman 49 (3) / 5. Chad Hillier 5c (4) 6. John Lambertz 12L (7) 7. Steve Dyer 9A (8) 8. Bruce White 96au (6)

Chaney led the duration after getting by Sather on lap two.  D. Jacobs made it a 1-2 punch for Wooster, OH when he completed a nice run into second.  Action slowed on lap four for a spun Lambertz.

B main (started): 1. Shaffer (4) 2. Madsen (17) 3. Ellenberger (3) 4. Bakker (7) / 5. Wilson (9) 6. Balog (12) 7. Hillier (5) 8. Leppo (2) 9. Griffith (8) 10. VanDenBerg (6) 11. Rose (14) 12. Hickle (21) 13. Uttech (1) 14. Lambertz (8) 15. Jones (16) 16. Nikitenko (11) 17. Wasmund (19) 18. Bell (13) 19. Haigh (23) 20. Bartz (22) 21. Dyer (19) 22. Shilling (18) 23. Gustin (20) DNS - Winters, Little, White, Campbell, Maier

The first try at green saw Dyer get sideways and then upside down hard.  The incident collected Shilling, who broke a front-end, and Gustin.  No one was injured.  Leppo led lap one, but Shaffer took the point on the second go-around in the 12-lapper.  The race went non-stop and all eyes were on Madsen as he was surging through the pack.  He circled Bakker and Leppo who were battling for the last transfer with four to go to move into third, athen passed Ellenberger on the last lap for fourth.  Bakker held on for the last transfer.

A main (started): 1. Brown (1) 2. Madsen (22) 3. Dobmeier (4) 4. Brahmer (3) 5. Paulus (6) 6. D. Jacobs (10) 7. Gharst (7) 8. Mayes (13) 9. Feese (2) 10. Shaffer (21) 11. Chaney (5) 12. Hindi (19) 13. Dewease (17) 14. Schneiderman (20) 15. Logan (14) 16. Landis (12) 17. Bakker (24) 18. Weuve (16) 19. Ellenberger (23) 20. Darrah (18) 21. Jackson (9) 22. Sather (15) 23. Lutar (8) 24. Zimmerman (11)

Before a lap could be completed, Zimmerman spun in turn one, and was struck by Shaffer, breaking the front-end on the 7K.  Brown led early in the 20-lapper.  Madsen repeated his performance in the B in tearing towards the front.  On lap 15, Brown had over a straightaway lead and several lapped cars between himself and Dobmeier.  Darrah suffered bad luck when he had a left rear go flat on the white flag lap after surging into the top ten.  The two lap dash to the checkers saw Brown leading Dobmeier, Brahmer, a charging Madsen and Paulus back to green flag racing.  Madsen disposed of Brahmer on the restart and then Dobmeier before settling for second in a great run.  The win was Brown's 12th of the 410 variety, paid him $5000 and was his first of 2008.

Scrambles

C Scramble (started): 1. Doug Esh 30 (1) 2. Danny Smith 18s (3) 3. Jesse Hockett 13J (5) 4. Rager Phillips 9 (4) 5. Lee Jacobs 59 (10) 6. Don Droud Jr. 47 (2) 7. Lynton Jeffrey 12 (9) 8. Brandon Wimmer 7TW (7) 9. Lee Sowell 51s (8) 10. Fred Rahmer 51x (6)

Esh did a nice job of running the cushion to the lead the distance in the 12-lapper and earning $3000.  A spin by Wimmer on the white flag lap, set up a three-way battle for second.  Droud Jr. and Phillips led D. Smith for the spot on the restart, but the veteran squeaked between them at the line to gain enough points for a starting spot inside row two on Saturday.

B Scramble (started): 1. Chad Kemenah 8K (4) 2. Greg Hodnett 22x (5) 3. Randy Hannagan 1x (1) 4. Gary Wright 9w (6) 5. Daryn Pittman 21T (9) 6. Tim Kaeding 83JR (3) 7.  Terry McCarl 24 (7) 8. Jack Dover 53 (10) 9. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (2) 10. Stevie Smith 19s (8)

Hannagan led early with Kemenah in tow on the low side.  S. Smith lost a motor with four laps complete, and McCarl's car came out of gear while running fifth.  Hannagan led Kemenah, Kaeding, Hodnett and Pittman at the time.  Two laps later, Kemenah would take the lead with a turn two slider.  Wright moved up steadily past Kaeding and Pittman using the low side.  Kemenah gained a row one starting position on Saturday for his run and $5000.

A Scramble (started): 1. Steve Kinser 11 (4) 2. Donny Schatz 15 (5) 3. Paul McMahan 6 (1) 4. Danny Lasoski 33 (9) 5. Sammy Swindell 5 (3) 6. Craig Dollansky 2x (7) 7. Jason Meyers 14 (10) 8. Dusty Zomer 5z (2) 9. Justin Henderson D1 (6) 10. Joey Saldana 9E (8)

Saldana spun before a lap could be completed, negating a good run for Zomer into the lead.  McMahan took the point on the next try at green, and hold it until S. Kinser took over on lap four.  The winner's run moved him from row four to row two.  Lasoski's charge to fourth earned him the pole on Saturday.

World Challenge (started): 1. Madsen (1) 2. Dobmeier (3) 3. Dollansky (10) 4. Jason Johnson 19E (8) 5. Saldana (9) 6. Wilson (2) 7. Brooke Tatnell 11AU (7) 8. Little (4) 9. Jeffrey (12) 10. Logan (6) 11. Lutar (11) 12. Haigh (13) 13. Jackson (5) DNS - Carl Wilson 11NZ, White, Dyer

Putting Madsen on the front of the 16-lapper seemed unfair after the night he had.  It was, as he pulled away from everyone, and Dobmeier settled for second, holding it from Dollansky and J. Johnson after a late restart for a stopped Jackson.  Madsen earned $10,000 for the win.

Knoxville Nationals Night #4

87 cars

E main (started): 1. JJ Hickle 7A (2) 2. Bill Rose 6R (1) 3. John Lambertz 12L (4) 4. Greg Nikitenko 6N (6) / 5. Scott Uttech 3 (3) 6. Matt Wasmund 4w (7) 7. Marlon Jones 9mx (5) 8. Ty Bartz 46 (10) 9. Steve Dyer 9A (9) 10. Robert Bell 71 (8) DNS - Corey Haigh 45NZ, Tony Shilling 47T, Spud Gustin 80, Scott Winters 23w, Bruce White 96au, Troy Little 20AU, Jeremy Campbell 0x, Garry Lee Maier 11xx

Hickle led the distance in a mostly single-file affair on a typical E main heavy narrow track.

D main (started): 1. Rob Chaney 24H (1) 2. Josh Schneiderman 49 (4) 3. Cody Darrah 89 (8) / 4. Lance Dewease 30c (3) 5. Skip Jackson 2 (11) 6. Calvin Landis 70 (6) 7. Justin Zimmerman 7K (10) 8. Ricky Logan 10 (5) 9. Gregg Bakker 11x (7) 10. Billy Balog 17B (12) 11. Toni Lutar 4x (13) 12. Greg Wilson w20 (15) 13. Caleb Griffith 12c (16) 14. Chad Hillier 5c (17) 15. Lambertz (21) 16. Nikitenko (20) 17. Dion Hindi 11D (2) 18. Hickle (19) 19. Brian Ellenberger 20E (9) 20. John VanDenBerg 1 (14) 21. Rose (18) DNS - Bob Weuve 19, Natalie Sather 94s, Brian Leppo 71x

VanDenBerg flipped hard in turn four before a lap could be completed.  He was unhurt.  Chaney led from the outset under pressure from Hindi in the 12 lapper.  Darrah climbed to fourth, but Schneiderman pulled away in the third and final transfer and then took second from Hindi.  On the white flag lap, disaster struck for Hindi with a motor failure, handing the final transfer to Darrah.

C main (started): 1. Jesse Hockett 13J (2) 2. Lynton Jeffrey 12 (4) / 3. Danny Smith 18s (3) 4. Mark Dobmeier 13 (13) 5. Doug Esh 30 (5) 6. Brian Brown 21 (11) 7. Kerry Madsen 55 (12) 8. Fred Rahmer 51x (10) 9. Brian Paulus 28 (15) 10. Rager Phillips 9 (6) 11. Tim Shaffer 83A (19) 12. Brandon Wimmer 7TW (8) 13. Darrah (22) 14. Brock Mayes 11B (18) 15. Kaley Gharst 81 (17) 16. Dean Jacobs 17G (16) 17. Don Droud Jr. 47 (9) 18. Schneiderman (21) 19. Lee Sowell 51s (7) 20. Seth Brahmer 13v (14) 21. Lee Jacobs 59 (1) 22. Chaney (20) DNS - Blake Feese 14m

Hockett jumped out on the high side into the lead, but L. Jacobs grabbed it using the low side on lap two of 15.  He pulled away from the field, as Hockett separated himself to secure a transfer as well.  Brown was picking his way forward and was into sixth with three to go.  Disaster struck for the leader on the 12th go-around when the motor went up in flames.  He was unhurt, but visibly upset.  Hockett led Jeffrey, D. Smith, Esh and Brown back to green flag racing, holding on for the win.  Dobmeier made a late surge, gained fourth on the last lap, but fell two spots short.  Esh's finish was the highest of any Rookie, giving him the Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year crown.

B main (started): 1. Daryn Pittman 21T (1) 2. Chad Kemenah 8K (2) 3. Terry McCarl 24 (6) 4. Gary Wright 9w (5) / 5. Greg Hodnett 22x (3) 6. Tim Kaeding 83JR (9) 7. Randy Hannagan 1x (8) 8. Jack Dover 53 (4) 9. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (10) 10. Kraig Kinser 20 (13) 11. Jonathan Allard 0 (11) 12. Stevie Smith 19s (7) 13. Ed Lynch Jr. 2L (15) 14. Jason Johnson 19E (16) 15. Hockett (21) 16. Davey Heskin 56 (20) 17. Jeffrey (22) 18. Mike Moore 69 (19) 19. Sean Michael 6x (14) 20. Travis Whitney 1xx (17) 21. Travis Rilat 29 (18) 22. Roger Crockett 7N (12)

Crockett made contact with another car, jumped the cushion, hit the wall and did a series of flips.  He was unhurt.  Rilat suffered wing damage in the process.  The 22-lap record (Doug Wolfgang in 1990 - 6:19.8) was broken by Pittman as he led start to finish in the non-stop event (6:12.5).  Kemenah and McCarl exchanged second several times in a good battle.  Wright used the low side to snooker under Hodnett into the final transfer spot.

A main (started): 1. Donny Schatz 15 (4) 2. Jason Meyers 14 (2) 3. Craig Dollansky 2x (5) 4. Danny Lasoski 33 (1) 5. Steve Kinser 11 (3) 6. Joey Saldana 9E (8) 7. Jac Haudenschild R19 (11) 8. McCarl (23) 9. Dusty Zomer 5z (10) 10. Justin Henderson D1 (9) 11. Sammy Swindell 5 (7) 12. Brooke Tatnell 11AU (17) 13. Paul McMahan 6 (6) 14. Billy Alley 22 (18) 15. Pittman (21) 16. Wayne Johnson 14AJ (14) 17. Jason Sides 7s (12) 18. Kemenah (22) 19. Tony Bruce Jr. 18 (15) 20. Shane Stewart 83 (13) 21. Bronson Maeschen 96 (16) 22. Tyler Walker 24T (20) 23. Jason Solwold 39c (19) 24. Wright (24)

Walker was black-flagged to the back for jumping the initial start.  Meyers shot to the fore in the 30 lapper, and Schatz moved by Lasoski for second on lap three.  Meyers pulled away from Schatz and maneuvered well through traffic.  Walker shot into the top twelve by the halfway point.  Just when the race looked like it would go green to checker, with Meyers well out front, Walker blew a motor on lap 23, and stopped on the track without brakes.  The restart order saw Meyers ahead of Schatz, Dollansky, S. Kinser and Lasoski.  Two laps later, after a couple of attempts and some good racing, Schatz took the point for good.  On lap 27, Stewart brought out the final caution of the night with power steering failure, setting up a three lap dash to the finish.  Schatz would not be denied.  Meyers and Dollansky completed the podium.  McCarl was the hard-charger.  Three Knoxville regulars finished in the top ten (Lasoski, Zomer, Henderson).  Alley's crew won the Best Appearing Crew Award, while Chad Kemenah's was second, and Greg Hodnett's third.  W. Johnson won the "Mr. Sprintcar" Award for the second year in a row.

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