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Wednesday August 12th

Daryn Pittman Billy Balog Lucas Wolfe Hauler
Rob Chaney Lee Sowell Lucas Wolfe
Ed Lynch Jr. Justin Berg Garry Brazier
Sammy Swindell Paul McMahan Brian Ellenberger
Cody Darrah Jonathan Allard View of the pits
Daron Clayton View of the pits Sam Hafertepe Jr.
Matthew Reed Jason Meyers Johnny Herrera
View of the pits Skip Jackson Pit Parts Venders
Danny Smith Tim Shaffer Austin McCarl
Brad Sweet Kevin Ingle Randy Hannagan
Donny Schatz Donny Schatz Donny Schatz
John VanDenBerg Shane Stewart View of the pits
Donny Schatz Donny Schatz Davey Heskin
View of the pits Tech Instpection area Craig Dollansky
Mark Dobmeier Cole Conley View of the pits
Chris Schmelze Danny Lasoski Danny Lasoski
View of the pits John Lambertz Justin Henderson
Greg Hall Chad Kemenah Jack Dover
Danny Smith Tech Inspection View of the pits
Brandon Wimmer Calvin Landis Jason Sides
Greg Wilson Greg Wilson's Hauler Butlerbuilt Seat Display
Ty Bartz View of the pits Pit Parts Venders
View of the pits Kasey Kahne & Brad Sweet View of the pits
Jason Johnson View of the pits Calvin Landis
Seth Brahmer View of the pits Wednesday Event Trophy
View of turn 1 View of front straight 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
Erin Crocker Drivers Meeting Center of infield
Center of infieldX Turns 1 & 2 Center of infield
Center of infield View of the pits Push trucks ready to go to work
Turns 3 & 4 Victory Lane Stage View of turn 1
View of infield Turn 1 Turns 1 & 2
Front Straight Infield Top 3: Tim Shaffer, Jason Johnson & Sam Hafertepe Jr.
Tim Shaffer in the press room Jason Johnson in the press room Sam Hafertep Jr. in the press room
Top 3: Tim Shaffer, Jason Johnson & Sam Hafertepe Jr. Tim Shaffer in the press room Sam Hafertepe Jr. in the press room
Top 3: Tim Shaffer, Jason Johnson & Sam Hafertepe Jr. Top 3: Tim Shaffer, Jason Johnson & Sam Hafertepe Jr. Top 3: Tim Shaffer, Jason Johnson & Sam Hafertepe Jr.
Top 3: Tim Shaffer, Jason Johnson & Sam Hafertepe Jr. Tim Shaffer & Crew in victory lane Mike Campbell Photo Randy Hannagan Mike Campbell Photo
Ed Lynch Jr. Mike Campbell Photo Daron Clayton - Mike Campbell Photo Jason Sides - Mike Campbell Photo
Top 3: Tim Shaffer, Jason Johnson & Sam Hafertepe Jr. - Mike Campbell Photo Tim Shaffer in Victory Lane - Mike Campbell Photo Tim Shaffer & Craig Dollansky - Mike Campbell Photo
Randy Hannagan - Mike Campbell Photo    
 

Doug Johnson Photos

 
Tim Shaffer in victory lane Tim Shaffer in victory lane with trophy Top 3: Tim Shaffer, Sam Hafertepe Jr. & Jason Johnson
     

Thursday August 13th

Kerry Madsen Dale Blaney Lance Dewease Hauler
Steve Kinser Steve Kinser Lance Dewease
Lance Dewease Billy Alley Terry McCarl
Matt Wasmund Eric Baldaccini Jason Solwold
Kerry Madsen Fred Rahmer Fred Rahmer
Mike Benson Dean Jacobs Dean Jacobs
Fred Rahmer's Hauler Bronson Maeschen Side of Matt Wasmund's Hauler
Dennis Moore Jr. Scott Winters Greg Hodnett's Hauler
Ben Gregg Greg Hodnett Joey Saldana
Kenny Jacobs Kenny Jacobs Patrick Bourke
Ricky Logan Caleb Griffith Ryan Bickett
Bill Rose Tony Bruce Jr. Toni Lutar
Dusty Zomer View of the pits View of the pits
Ricky Logan's Hauler Stevie Smith Stevie Smith's Hauler
View of the pits View of ths pits Rager Phillips
Brian Brown Jordan Goldesberry View of the pits
Tim Kaeding Travis Rilat Ricky Montgomery
Ricky Logan Jac Haudenschild View of the pits
View of the pits Pit Dog Garry Lee Maier
Tech Inspections View of the pits Knoxville Announcers Tony Bokhoven & Blake Anderson
Chad Meyer Fuel Venders Butlerbuilt Display area in pits
Scott Uttech Lynton Jeffrey Jeff Dodge
Pete Crall Jesse Hockett View of the pits
View of the pits View of the pits Ryan Anderson
Kraig Kinser Kraig Kinser Kaley Gharst
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 Overhead view of the pits Infield
Center of infield & Hall of Fame Center of infield View of the pits
View of the pits Turns 3 & 4 Turns 1 & 2
Victory Lane Stage & infield Infield Main front entrance
Turns 3 & 4 Turns 2 Top 3: Tim Kaeding, Kraig Kinser & Joey Saldana
Kraig Kinser in the press room Joey Saldana in the press room Top 3: Tim Kaeding, Kraig Kinser & Joey Saldana
Tim Kaeding in the press room Kraig Kinsers in the press room Joey Saldana in the press room
Tim Kaeding in the press room Tim Kaeding in the press room Joey Saldana in the press room
Kraig Kinser in the press room Top 3: Tim Kaeding, Kraig Kinser & Joey Saldana Top 3: Tim Kaeding, Kraig Kinser & Joey Saldana
Top 3: Tim Kaeding, Kraig Kinser & Joey Saldana Top 3: Tim Kaeding, Kraig Kinser & Joey Saldana  
Top 3: Tim Kaeding, Kraig Kinser & Joey Saldana    
 

Mike Campbell Photos

 
Brian Brown at Super Clean booth signing autographs Jesse Hockett in staging area View of front straight
Caleb Griffith Travis Rilat Kraig Kinser
Kerry Madsen Kenny Jacobs Terry McCarl
Terry McCarl & Fred Rahmer Tim Kaeding, Kaley Gharst & Clint Garner 3 Wide Stevie Smith &Tyler Walker & Kraig Kinser
Tyler Walker & Stevie Smith Tim Kaeding & Dusty Zomer Kraig Kinser & Dusty Zomer
Joey Saldana & Stevie Smith Tim Kaeding in celebrating victory lane Top 3: Tim Kaeding, Kraig Kinser & Joey Saldana
Tim Kaeding with trophy 2009 Queen and her court Brad Doty & Steve Kinser
Tyler Walker Dale Blaney & Charlie Fisher  
     
     

Friday August 14th

Tim Kaeding Knoxville Pella Motors Pace Truck Erin Crocker
Jason Johnson Danny Lasoski Jason Sides
Danny Smith Tim Shaffer Jesse Hockett
Chad Kemenah Dean Jacobs Paul McMahan
Rager Phillips Danny Smith Craig Dollansky
Dean Jacobs Center of infield & Hall of Fame Infield
Infield Infield & turn 3 Turns 3 & 4
Turns 1 & 2 Center of infield Infield
Main Entrance to Midway Center of infield Friday event trophies
Erin Crocker Toni Lutar Craig Dollansky
Marlon Jones Sammy Swindell Pete Crall
Ryan Bickett Don Droud Jr. Jessee Hockett
Brad Sweet Chad Meyer Cody Darrah
Cody Darrah & Chad Meyer Jordan Goldesberry Travis Rilat
Ben Gregg Clint Garner Mike Moore
Dennis Moore Jr. Josh Higday Scott Uttech
Work'n Woody Infield & Hall of Fame Doug & Justin Clark
Don Droud Jr. Erin Crocker Kenny Jacobs
Don Droud Jr. Josh Schneiderman Ben Gregg
Patrick Bourne Kenny Jacobs Don Droud Jr.
Jesse Hockett Erin Crocker Clint Garner
Patrick Bourne Daryn Pittman Josh Schneiderman
Jordan Goldesberry Jesse Hockett & Jordan Goldesberry Chad Meyer
Jesse Hockett Caleb Griffith Daryn Pittman
Chris Schmelze Kevin Ingle Caleb Griffith
Don Droud Jr. Kenny Jacobs Rob Chaney
Kevin Ingle Tony Bruce Jr. Billy Balog
Austin McCarl Randy Hannagan Bob Weauve
Tony Bruce Jr. Toni Lutar Toni Lutar
Randy Hannagan Bob Weauve Patrick Bourne
Davey Heskin Ty Bartz Scott Uttech
Marlon Jones Jason Sides Bill Rose
Jason Sides Sammy Swindell & Kaley Gharst Brad Sweet
Friday Crowd Matt Wasmund Sammy Swindell
Cody Darrah Lance Dewease Brad Sweet
Kaley Gharst Sammy Swindell Kaley Gharst
Mike Benson Josh Higday Scott Winters
Ryan Bickett Travis Rilat Mike Benson
Brian Ellenberger Mike Moore Ryan Bickett
Mike Benson Mike Moore Brian Ellenberger
Brian Ellenberger Stevie Smith & Shane Stewart in the Press Room Stevie Smith & Shane Stewart in the Press Room
Sammy Swindell & Kerry Madsen in the Press Room Stevie Smith, Shane Stewart & Lynton Jeffry in the Press Room Lynton Jeffrey in the Press Room
Kerry Madson in the Press Room Kerry Madsen & Sammy Swindell in the Press Room Sammy Swindell in the Press Room
Shane Stewart in the Press Room Top 3 in the World Challenge: Lynton Jeffrey, Shane Stewart & Kerry Madsen Top 3 in the World Challenge: Lynton Jeffrey, Shane Stewart & Kerry Madsen
'A' Main Winner Sammy Swindell 'A' Main Winner Sammy Swindell Stevie Smith will be on the pole Saturday night
Stevie Smith will be on the pole Saturday night    
 

Mike Campbell Photos

 
2009 Ms. Motorsports Alyssa Sharman Sprint Bike Photographer Gene Mardernes with Rookie Photographer Danny Smith
Erin Crocker Crash sequence 1 Erin Crocker Crash sequence 2 Erin Crocker Crash sequence 3
Sammy Swindell & Cody Darrah 'A' Main Top 3: Sammy Swindell, Brad Sweet & Sam Hafertepe Jr. Donny Schatz & Sam Hafertepe Jr.
Jason Solwold, Joey Saldana & Kraig Kinser 'A' Donny Schatz, 'B' Skip Jackson 'C' Ryan Anderson Lynton Jeffrey & Toni Lutar
Kerry Madsen & Garry Brazier Lynton Jeffrey World Challenge Top 3: Lynton Jeffrey, Shane Stewart & Kerry Madsen
Stevie Smith Brian Brown prepares for friday night Race Director Ralph 'Cappi' Capitani
Remote Control slot cars on the midway    

Doug Johnson Photos

Erin Crocker & Travis Rilat crash Lynton Jeffrey celebrates World Challenge victory Lynton Jeffrey in victory lane
     

Saturday August 15th

Center of infield Center of infield Center of infield
View of turns 1 & 2 View of turns 3 & 4 View of the pits
View of the pits View of the pits View of the pits
View of the pits Flagstand & Victory Lane Stage View of the infield
View of main entry to the midway View inside from entrance View of the pits
View of the pits View of the pits View of the pits
View of the pits View of the pits View of the pits
View of the crowd & turn 4 Center of infield View of the pits
View of the pits Knoxville Nationals Queen Meghan Keller and her court interview by Mike Roberts

Mike Campbell Photos

Top 3 Friday: Sammy Swindell, Brad Sweet & Randay Hannagan

Tim Kaeding & Tyler Walker

NOS Girls
Jason Solwold, Joey Saldana & Kraig Kinser

Shane Stewart, Terry McCarl & Jason Johnson

Skip Jackson, Jason Johnson & Shane Stewart
Shane Stewart & Craig Dollansky

World Challenge Top 3: Lynton Jeffrey, Shane Stewart & Kerry Madsen

World Challenge Top 3: Lynton Jeffrey, Shane Stewart & Kerry Madsen
Lynton Jeffrey & Cody Darrah

Skip Jackson & Chad Kemenah

Brooke Tatnell & his wife
Greg Hall

Dale Blaney

Steve Kinser
Greg Hodnett's Team was the Best Dressed Crew of the Nationals

Terry McCarl

Dean Jacobs
Donny Schatz with crew

Cody Darrah

Skip Jackson
Donny Schatz

Tim Shaffer with crew

Garry Brazier
Erin Crocker

Sammy Swindell

Austin McCarl
Jason Johnson

Darren Clayton

Randy Hannagan
Danny Smith

Danny Lasoski

Craig Dollanski with Bonzai Bruns
Cale Conley

Johnny Herrera

Donny Schatz
Skip Jackson

Garry Brazier

Jason Johnson
Randy Hannagan

Donny Schatz & Skip Jackson

Tim Shaffer & Craig Dollansky
Top 3 Wednesday Night: Tim Shaffer, Jason Johnson & Sam Hafertepe Jr.

Misc Walkn' Arround Knoxville

Dingus Lounge Outside front entrance to Midway Main front entrance to Midway
Outside front entrance to Midway Dingus Lounge Entrance to Midway
Skate Pit Venders on Midway Venders on the Midway
Venders on the Midway Dennison Racing Tee's Midway
Nationals "A" Main line up T-shirt vendor Midway Entrance to front straight grandstands
Midway Midway & front entrance to grandstands Main front entrance to grandstands
Midway Ticket Office Main entrance to grandstands
Nationals winners plaques above front entrance Front entrance to grandstands Knoxville Chamber of Commerce booth
Midway Venders on the Midway Midway
Venders on the Midway Entrance to the Trade Show Hall of Fame Raffle Car
Trade Show Trade Show Trade Show
Trade Show Trade Show Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast area at Trade Show
Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast area at Trade Show Trade Show Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast
Trade Show Trade Show Trade Show
Trade Show Pit Shack Midway
Danny Lasoski outside turn 3 Danny Lasoski outside turn 3 Danny Lasoski outside turn 3
Cars outside turn 3 Cars outside turn 3 Jason Sides
Tim Shaffer Terry McCarl Terry McCarl
Terry McCarl Car's & Hauler outside of turn 3 Motor replacement outside of turn 3
Chris Schmelze & Ty Bartz outside of turn 3 #85 Hauler outside of turn 3Misc Jason Johnson
Danny Heskin Jac Haudenschild's Hauler Hall of Fame
Ground level view of back straight View of infield from back straight View of infield
View of infield & turn 1 from back straight View of turn 2 from back straight View of turn 2 & Hall of Fame from back straight
View of turn 3 from back straight View of turn 4 & infield from back straight View of infield from back straight
View of infield from back straight View of infield & turn 1 from back straight View of turn 2 from back straight
View of behind back straight grandstands View of turns 3 & 4 from back straight View of back straight and turn 2
View of infield & main grandstand from back straight View of infield & turns 1 & 2 from back straight View of back straight & turns 1 & 2 from back straight
Haulers parked outside of turn 3 Haulers parked outside of turn 3 Haulers parked outside of tuen 3
View of bottom back straight grandstands Under back straight grandstands Back straight concession stands
Behind back straight grandstands Back straight pit gate North entrance to track
North entrance to track Pizza Hut Cale Conley
Ryan Bickett Devore Parking lot Devore Parking lot
Donny Schatz Donnyy Schatz STP hood cover Donny Schatz
Donny Schatz Donny Schatz Pizza Hut
Venders at Mr. C's Highway 14 looking North Mr. C's
Sprint Car Hall of Fame Museum Highway 14 looking South Venders at Subway
Subway Sprint Car Hall of Fame Museum Sprint Car Hall of Fame Museum
Sprint Car Hall of Fame Museum Rotary Club at Sprint Car Hall of Fame Museum Rotory Club at Sprint Car Hall of Fame Museum
Highway 14 looking South Highway 14 looking North Knoxville Nationals Wall of Champions
Knoxville Nationals Wall of Champions Knoxville Nationals Wall of Champions Knoxville Nationals Wall of Champions
Knoxville Nationals Wall of Champions Knoxville Nationals Wall of Champions Knoxville Nationals Wall of Champions
Knoxville Nationals Wall of Champions Knoxville Nationals Wall of Champions Knoxville Nationals Wall of Champions
Knoxville Nationals Wall of Champions Knoxville Nationals Wall of Champions Knoxville Nationals Wall of Champions
Casey's General Store Venders at O'Reilly's
Donny Schatz T-Shirt concessions near O'Reilly's Sprint Car Brick Mural Wall outside turns 1 & 2 Sprint Car Brick Mural Wall outside turns 1 & 2
Sprint Car Brick Mural Wall outside turns 1 & 2 View of outside of turn 1
Highway 14 looking south near HyVee Sprint Car simulators at O'Reillys Sprint Car simulaorts at O'Reillys
View of outside turn 1 from HyVee parking lot Venders at HyVee Venders at HyVee
Venders at HyVee Venders at HyVee Venders at HyVee
Reserved parking at the HyVee HyVee Beer Tent HyVee Beer Tent
BBQ Vender in the HyVee lot Main front entrance to the Midway Main front entrance to the Midway
BBQ vender next to Dingus Food vender next to Dingus Main front entrance to the Midway
Craig Dollansky T-Shirt concession on the Midway T-Shirt vender on the Midway T-Shirt vender on the Midway
T-Shirt vender on the Midway Venders on the Midway Arctic Cat Tent
Venders on the Midway T-Shirt vender on the Midway National Guard display on the Midway
The Patriot Chopper View of behind main grandstands McCarl-Pittman T-shirt consession trailer
Jason Meyers T-shirt trailer Skate Pit Dennison Racing Tee's
National Guard booth Inside front entrance to Midway Venders on the Midway
Midway Sunglasses vender on the Midway Dr. Smoothie vender on the Midway
T-Shirt vender on the Midway Super Clean booth Knoxville Chamber of Commerce booth
NOS booth T-Shirt vender on the Midway Outside press room at Dyer-Hudson Hall
Ticket office Iowa Telecom trailer Midway
Tim's Sprint Car Simulators Tim's Sprint Car Simulators Decal vender on the midway
Tabletop Sprint Cars Midway Vender tent on the midway
Vender tent on the midway Simpson helmets Impact Racing
Impact Racing Impact Racing Impact Racing helmets
Racing suits Midway Tim's Sprint Car Simulators
Nationals Trophys in the Press Room Nationals Trophys in the Press Room Outside Dyer-Hudson Hall
Outside back of Midway Outside back of Midway 50th Anniversary Knoxville Nationals trailer
Outside East entrance of track Highway 14 looking North at the Dingus East entrance to the track
Ideal Concrete parking lot BBQ Vender next to Ideal Concrete View from East track entrance
From the gas prices posted on this sing, this place has been closed awhile! BBQ Vender next to Ideal Concrete Young's park softball field
Young's park softball field Young's park Randy Hannagan at the Red Carpet Motel
Toni Lutar's Hauler at the Red Carpet Motel Shane Stewart at the Red Carpet Motel Tim Kaeding's Roth Motosports Hauler at the Red Carpet Motel
Tim Kaeding at the Red Carpet Motel garage Tim Kaeding's Roth Motosports Hauler at the Red Carpet Motel Randy Hannagan at the Red Carpet Motel
Kasey Kahne Racing Haulers at Devore's Kasey Kahne Racing Sprint cars at Devore's Kasey Kahne Racing Sprint cars at Devore's
Joey Saldana Brad Sweet Craig Dollansky
Kasey Kahne Racing Sprint cars at Devore's Joey Saldana Kasey Kahne Racing Sprint cars at Devore's
Kasey Kahne Racing Hauler for Joey Saldana Super 8 Motel Sammy Swindell at the Super 8 Motel
Garry Brazier at the Super 8 Motel Garry Brazier at the Super 8 Motel Garry Brazier at the Super 8 Motel
Late Model Simulator outside of Trade Show West end of Midway
Knoxville Raceway Pella Motors Pace Truck Cars outside of turn 3 Jason Meyers
Brian Brown Brian Brown's 360 Sprint Danny Lasoski
Paul McMahan Travis Rilat Jason Sides
Tim Shaffer Brian Ellenberger Terry McCarl
Bronson Maeschen Patrick Bourke Jonathan Alard
Erin Crocker & Mike Bensen Erin Crocker & Mike Bensen Mike Bensen from Calistoga, CA
Outside of turn 3 Outlaw Kart Mini Sprint Brian Brown
Overhead view of front entrance Overhead view of front entrance
Marion County Pork Producers consessions Motor cycyles parked at front entrance Outside main front entrance
Outside main front entrance Skate Pit Inside front entrance
Fast Fredies Lemonage Inside front entrance Midway
Midway vender Nationals Queen Meghan Keller and Ms. Congeniality Kassie Moore Super Clean booth
Super Clean booth Justin Zoch at the FlatOut booth at the Trade Show
Tim Shaffer
Terry McCarl Cars at the old Pamida parking lot Cars at the old Pamida parking lot
Donny Schatz Old Pamida parking lot Old Pamida parking lot
God Fathers Pizza Fairlane Bowl camping Fairlane Bowl camping
Devore lot Red Carpet motel Kasey Kahne Racing cars at Devore lot
Knoxville RV camping lot Knoxville RV camping lot Sprint Car on a pole at RV Camping lot
Sprint Car on a pole at RV Camping lot North Campground North Campground
North Campground North Campground North Campground
North Campground Welcome to Knoxville North Campground
North Campground MLC Outlaw Sprint Karts Sammy Swindell at the the Super 8 Motel
Garry Brazier at the Super 8 Motel Garry Brazier at the Super 8 Motel Highway 14 looking south from the Super 8 Motel
Super 8 Motel North Campground Garry Lee Meier
Garry Lee Meier Welcome to Knoxville Boxing at Devore lot
Boxing at Devore lot Boxing at Devore lot Boxing at Devore lot
Boxing at Devore lot Boxing at Devore lot Kasey Kahne Racing at the Devore lot
Red Carpet Motel Knoxville RV Camping lot Fairlane Bowl Camping
Fairlane Bowl Camping Godfathers Pizza Highway 14 looking north at Fairlane Bowl
Highway 14 looking south Old Pamida lot National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum
Venders at Mr. C's National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum
Venders at the Subway Mr. C's
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Outside turn 2 at the Hall of Fame Outside turn 2 at Casey's General Store
Donny Schatz T-Shirt consessions near Casey's Knoxville Raceway wall outside turns 1 & 2 Steve & Kraig Kinser's T-Shirt consessions
Venders at O'Reilly's Outside turn 1 Edge of HyVee parking at Higway 14 looking south
O'Reilly Auto Parts & Racing Simulators Outside front entrance @ turn 1 HyVee parking lot
Venders at the HyVee Venders at the HyVee Fans relaxing in the shade on the edge of HyVee lot
BBQ Vender at the HyVee lot Marion County Pork Producers consession Main front entrance to the Midway
BBQ & Funnecakes on the corner next to the Dingus Lounge Main front entrance Main front entrance
Main front entrance motor cycle parking KNIA-KRLS Big Red Radio at main front entrance Midway
World of Outlaws trailer on the Midway The Patriot Chopper Kinfolks BBQ Consession
NOS Booth on Midway Hawaian Grill, their chicken was Awesome! T-Shirt vender on Midway
Super Clean Booth Midway Midway
Table Top Speedway Trigger Speedway slot car racing on Midway Trigger Speedway slot car racing on Midway
Trigger Speedway slot car racing on Midway Trigger Speedway slot car racing on Midway US Energy Systems booth on Midway
West end of Midway Late Model simulators outside of Trade Show Erin Crocker & Tim Kaeding
Erin Crocker Brian Brown Tyler Walker's Hauler
Danny Lasoski Hauler's and cars outside of turn 3 Hauler's and cars outside of turn 3
Hauler's and cars outside of turn 3Misc Hauler's and cars outside of turn 3 Dusty Zomer & Ty Bartz outside of turn 3
Greg Wilson's Hauler Hauler's and cars outside of turn 3 Haulers and cars outside of turn 3
Haulers and cars outside of turn 3 Tyler Walker's Hauler & tractor Brian Brown's FVP 360 Sprint Car
Cars & Hauler's outside of turn 4 Joey Saldana Outside of turn 4
Back of Johnny Herrera Hauler Greg Wilson's Hauler enters track in turn 4 Pit Shack outside of turn 4
Main pit gate at turn 4 West end of Midway Pit Shack
HyVee Parking lot Front of HyVee, sure seems they could make more money selling T-Shirt rather than flower during the Nationals HyVee - Budweiser, that's what I'm talkn' bout Willis!
Someones idea of a joke, $10 parking at the Super-8 Motel

Results Courtesy of Bill Wright

Knoxville Nationals Night #1 

50 cars 

Cody Darrah (42nd car out to time) set the standard in time trials at 14.547 seconds.  The track was lightning fast after a lengthy rain delay.  Cale Conley (29th car out) was second quick, followed by Donny Schatz (39th), Paul McMahan (45th), Jonathan Allard (35th), Lee Sowell (48th), Shane Stewart (44th), Erin Crocker (3rd), Danny Lasoski (24th) and Jason Meyers (22nd).  Seth Brahmer failed to get a time in and scratched for the night with motor problems.  Jason Sides stumbled on his lap, but returned stronger in the heat. 

Heat one (started): 1. Garry Brazier 1AU (1) 2. Skip Jackson 2 (2) 3. Danny Smith 4 (3) 4. Greg Wilson w20 (4) / 5. Randy Hannagan 1x (6) 6. Jason Sides 7s (10) 7. Sowell 51s (7) 8. Brian Ellenberger 22N (9) / 9. Davey Heskin 56 (5) 10. Darrah 89 (8) 

Heskin drifted up the track in turn two, and collected Darrah, who was trying to shoot around above the cushion on the tacky one-lane fast track.  Darrah flipped and both cars were done for the night, though no one was injured.  Brazier led a mostly single-file affair the rest of the way. 

Heat two (started): 1. Calvin Landis 70 (2) 2. Brandon Wimmer 7TW (1) 3. Johnny Herrera 2w (4) 4. Matthew Reed v92 (9) / 5. Brad Sweet 91 (5) 6. Ed Lynch Jr. 2L (6) 7. Josh Schneiderman 49 (3) 8. Stewart 57 (7) / 9. Conley 3c (8) DNS - John VanDenBerg K9 

When Lynch tried to shoot outside of Herrera to start the heat, contact was made with Lynch breaking a front axle.  The crew didn't have time to finish the job, but got it after another lap failed to get in.  Conley had hit the bottom berm in turn two and broken something in the front end.  Landis led the 10-lap distance, but Stewart was the mover.  He shot into third, but ran out of fuel on the white flag lap, handing the final transfer to Reed. 

Heat three (started): 1. Daron Clayton 92 (2) 2. Austin McCarl 17A (1) 3. Jason Johnson 41 (3) 4. Tim Shaffer 83x (4) / 5. Mark Dobmeier 13 (6) 6. Ty Bartz 46 (9) 7. Schatz 15 (8) 8. Rob Chaney 7KX (5) / 9. Crocker 59 (7) 10. Justin Berg 67x (10) 

Clayton led flag to flag.  Schatz slapped the wall on the first lap, possibly breaking a Jacob's ladder.   

Heat four (started): 1. Justin Henderson G1 (2) 2. Lucas Wolfe 5w (4) 3. John Lambertz 12L (1) 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (6) / 5. McMahan 71x (8) 6. Don Droud Jr. 47 (5) 7. Lasoski 6 (7) 8. Billy Balog 17B (3) / 9. Chris Schmelzle 57c (9) 10. Kevin Ingle 2K (10) 

Hafertepe Jr. and McMahan gained their final spots on the first lap.  Hafertepe was the quickest qualifier (14th) to make it to the A through the heats. 

Heat five (started): 1. Jack Dover 53 (1) 2. Greg Hall 4wa (2) 3. Craig Dollansky 19E (6) 4. Chad Kemenah 63 (3) / 5. Meyers 14 (7) 6. Sammy Swindell 10s (4) 7. Allard 0 (8) 8. Daryn Pittman 17 (5) / DNS - Marlon Jones 9m, Seth Brahmer 13v 

In what may have been the stoutest heat, Dollansky was the prime mover. 

C main (started): 1. Crocker (1) 2. Conley (2) / 3. Schmelzle (3) 4. Ingle (4) DNS - Darrah, Heskin, Jones, VanDenBerg, Berg, Brahmer 

B main (started): 1. Schatz (1) 2. McMahan (2) 3. Allard (3) 4. Stewart (5) / 5. Meyers (7) 6. Dobmeier (10) 7. Lynch Jr. (9) 8. Lasoski (6) 9. Pittman (14) 10. Droud Jr. (13) 11. Sweet (11) 12. Sides (20) 13. Sowell (4) 14. Conley (22) 15. Balog (17) 16. Swindell (15) 17. Crocker (21) 18. Chaney (12) 19. Bartz (19) 20. Ellenberger (18) 21. Hannagan (8) 22. Schneiderman (16) 

Schneiderman spun, bringing out a caution, and contact was made under the yellow between Hannagan, who retired, and Stewart.  Schatz led until a lap four stoppage for Ellenberger.    Dobmeier and Lynch Jr. battled hard for fifth in probably the best racing of the event.  Schatz was turning 15.1 second laps up front. 

A main (started): 1. Shaffer (4) 2. J. Johnson (1) 3. Hafertepe Jr. (8) 4. Kemenah (9) 5. Wolfe (3) 6. D. Smith (2) 7. Schatz (21) 8. Wilson (6) 9. Dover (19) 10. Landis (11) 11. Jackson (10) 12. Stewart (22) 13. Herrera (5) 14. Allard (23) 15. Henderson (13) 16. Wimmer (16) 17. Clayton (12) 18. McMahan (20) 19. Brazier (15) 20. Reed (18) 21. Dollansky (7) 22. A. McCarl (17) 23. Lambertz (24) 24. Hall (14) 

Lambertz elected to start at the tail of the 25-lapper.  Clayton came to a stop before a lap could be completed.  He rejoined the field and J. Johnson took off ahead of   Wolfe.  Shaffer moved into second on lap ten, and Dollansky picked up third five laps later.  When J. Johnson slipped a bit on lap 18, Shaffer pounced into the lead.  Two laps later, Hall spun at the top of turn three.  Dollansky was collected in the mess and got upside down.  The tream rallied to get him back in the race, after another green was called back for a stalled A. McCarl.  The final five laps saw Shaffer leading J. Johnson, Hafertepe Jr., Wolfe and Kemenah back to green.   Kemenah was able to move past Wolfe for fourth, and Schatz was the hard-charger and high point man for the night.  Shaffer's win was worth $12,000.

 

Knoxville Nationals Night #2 

57 cars 

Dale Blaney (2nd car out to time) set the standard in qualifying at 15.056 seconds.  Joey Saldana (3rd car out) was second quick, followed by Tyler Walker (4th), Stevie Smith (23rd), Kraig Kinser (36th), Josh Higday (7th), Steve Kinser (13th), Greg Hodnett (34th), Tim Kaeding (25th) and Jac Haudenschild (48th).  It was advantageous to go out early as the middle of the track slicked off quite a bit, while the bottom remained greasy.   Brant O'Banion failed to get a time in, and defending USAC sprint champion, Levi Jones, had to take one lap at the end in Wade Nygaard's #9N 

Heat one (started): 1. Brian Brown 21 (4) 2. Jason Solwold 6NX (6) 3. Blaney 2B (8) 4. Garry Lee Maier 11xx (2) / 5. Lance Dewease 30c (3) 6. Jordan Goldesberry 65 (1) 7. Jesse Hockett 13J (5) 8. Higday 81 (7) / 9. Kenny Jacobs 25 (9) 10. Greg Nikitenko 6N (10) 

Brown circled the front row right away and led flag to flag in the 10-lapper.  Solwold and Blaney charged under Maier to charge into second and third. 

Heat two (started): 1. Ricky Logan 10a (2) 2. Terry McCarl 24 (4) 3. Fred Rahmer 51 (3) 4. Saldana 9 (8) / 5. Rager Phillips 10 (6) 6. Kerry Madsen 55 (5) 7. Ricky Montgomery 33 (1) 8. S. Kinser 11 (7) / 9. Dennis Moore Jr. 20 (9) 10. Eric Baldaccini B4 (10) 

Logan led the duration, with McCarl nipping at his heels at the line.  Saldana progressed slowly until grabbing the final transfer from Phillips on the last lap. 

Heat three (started): 1. Chad Meyer 4H (1) 2. Dusty Zomer 17G (6) 3. Walker 24T (8) 4. Ryan Anderson 71R (2) / 5. Jesse Giannetto D1 (4) 6. Bob Weuve 19 (3) 7. Hodnett 22H (7) 8. Travis Rilat 2m (9) / 9. Tony Bruce Jr. 18 (5) 10. Pete Crall 1PC (10) 

Meyer took off, while Zomer impressed by moving into second.  Walker used good moves under Giannetto and Anderson to surge to third. 

Heat four (started): 1. S. Smith 1z (8) 2. Toni Lutar 4x (1) 3. Kaeding 83 (7) 4. Billy Alley 22 (4) / 5. Clint Garner 40 (10) 6. Caleb Griffith 12c (2) 7. Joey Moughan 55B (6) 8. Ben Gregg 22B (5) / 9. Mike Benson 77 (9) 10. Kaley Gharst 7K (3) 

Gharst exited on lap two.  Lutar was the early leader before S. Smith stormed to the front on lap five, and never looked back.  Kaeding passed Alley on the last lap for third. 

Heat five (started): 1. Lynton Jeffrey 12 (1) 2. Dean Jacobs 97 (4) 3. Bronson Maeschen 1 (5) 4. K. Kinser 20K (8) / 5. Haudenschild R19 (7) 6. Mike Moore 69 (2) 7. Wayne Johnson 14AJ (6) 8. Scott Winters 23w (9) / 9. Geoff Dodge 7m (10) 10. Bill Rose 6R (3) 

Jeffrey wired the field, while Maeschen and K. Kinser put on entertaining charges getting by M. Moore. 

C main (started): 1. Bruce Jr. (1) 2. Gharst (2) / 3. K. Jacobs (4) 4. Moore Jr. (3) 5. Nikitenko (5) 6. Crall (8) 7. Dodge (7) 8. Scott Uttech 3K (10) 9. Matt Wasmund 4w (11) 10. Patrick Bourke 27 (12) 11. Ryan Bickett 17RB (9) 12. Benson (6) DNS - Rose, Levi Jones 9N, Robert Bell 71, Baldaccini, Brant O'Banion 30 

Bruce Jr. and Gharst led the distance in the 10-lapper, ahead of K. Jacobs who ended up eight car lengths behind in the non-stop event. 

B main (started): 1. S. Kinser (2) 2. Hodnett (3) 3. Haudenschild (4) 4. Giannetto (11) / 5. W. Johnson (7) 6. Dewease (12) 7. Madsen (9) 8. Hockett (8) 9. Rilat (18) 10. Phillips (5) 11. Weuve (13) 12. Winters (19) 13. Garner (20) 14. Bruce Jr. (21) 15. Gharst (22) 16. Montgomery (17) 17. M. Moore (15) 18. Goldesberry (16) 19. Moughan (6) 20. Higday (1) 21. Gregg (10) 22. Griffith (14) 

Before a lap could be completed in teh 12-lapper, Gregg spun high in turn three, and collected Griffith, who had to retire.  On the second try, Higday edged S. Kinser on lap one, but it was for only one lap.  First Hodnett, and then Haudenschild moved by Higday, before something went awry in the valve train on lap seven, while running fourth.  W. Johnson had just passed Moughan, who stopped on the track a lap later, for the final transfer.  Giannetto was persistent on the bottom, and when W. Johnson slid across turns one a two a couple times in a row, he stuck the bottom and passed him for the final transfer with two to go. 

A main (started): 1. Kaeding (3) 2. K. Kinser (4) 3. Saldana (7) 4. S. Smith (5) 5. Walker (6) 6. T. McCarl (11) 7. Zomer (1) 8. Solwold (2) 9. Blaney (8) 10. Brown (10) 11. Maeschen (9) 12. D. Jacobs (13) 13. Hodnett (22) 14. Logan (16) 15. S. Kinser (21) 16. Rahmer (14) 17. Haudenschild (23) 18. Jeffrey (20) 19. Ry. Anderson (17) 20. Lutar (19) 21. Maier (15) 22. Giannetto (24) 23. Meyer (18) 24. Alley (12) 

Alley chose to start in the rear with some motor woes, and pulled in shortly after the finish.   Haudenschild spun before a lap could be completed, but once underway, the 25-lappe went non-stop.  Zomer jumped out to an early lead, but couldn't shake Kaeding.   In heavy lapped traffic on lap 11, Kaeding snuck under Zomer for the point, and started mastering lapped cars.  His lead was over a straightaway, when K. Kinser and Saldana began to close after battles with S. Smith and Walker.  Kaeding ended up winning by several car lengths to claimed $12,000 and his fourth career Knoxville victory.   T. McCarl's late surge salvaged fifth, while Hodnett was the hard-charger.

 

 

Knoxville Nationals - Friday Night 

Non-qualifiers 

Semi-Feature one (started): 1. Daryn Pittman 17 (2) 2. Don Droud Jr. 47 (4) 3. Erin Crocker 59 (3) 4. Matthew Reed v92 (1) 5. Josh Schneiderman 49 (9) 6. Kenny Jacobs 25 (13) 7. Rob Chaney 7KX (7) 8. Jesse Hockett 13J (6) / 9. Caleb Griffith 12c (11) 10. Ben Gregg 22B (8) 11. Geoff Dodge 7m (16) 12. Greg Hall 4wa (5) 13. Chris Schmelzle 57c (14) 14. Jordan Goldesberry 65 (10) 15. Patrick Bourke 27 (17) 16. Kevin Ingle 2K (15) 17. Clint Garner 40 (12) 

A new Friday format looked like a winner, as three semi-features taking the top eight to the A main were put in place of heats.  The semis were 15 laps in distance and inverted the top six in points.  Pittman led the distance, with only one stoppage.  Garner couldn't get off the track with five laps down when trying to exit.   The restart saw Pittman ahead of Droud Jr., Crocker, Reed, a charging Schneiderman and Hockett.  K. Jacobs was able to get by several cars early to move into a transfer spot. 

Semi-feature two (started): 1. Tony Bruce Jr. 18 (1) 2. Randy Hannagan 1x (3) 3. Lynton Jeffrey 12 (6) 4. Toni Lutar 4x (5) 5. Austin McCarl 17A (4) 6. Jason Sides 7s (11) 7. Bill Balog 17B (8) 8. John Lambertz 12L (2) / 9. Davey Heskin 56 (9) 10. Ricky Montgomery 33 (10) 11. Bill Rose 6R (13) 12. Ty Bartz 46 (12) 13. Bob Weuve 19 (7) 14. Pete Crall 1PC (15) 15. Scott Uttech 3K (16) 16. Matt Wasmund 4w (17) 17. Marlon Jones 9m (14) 

Bartz spun on the backstretch before a lap could be completed.  Bruce Jr. led most of the way before Hannagan stole the lead on lap 11 in traffic.  The non-stop event saw Hannagan blow the bottom out of his engine on the white flag lap.  He was able to limp home second behind Bruce.  Sides was the mover, and advanced several spots late in the going. 

Semi-feature three (started): 1. Brad Sweet 91 (4) 2. Cody Darrah 89 (1) 3. Sammy Swindell 10s (7) 4. Josh Higday 81 (2) 5. Lance Dewease 30c (3) 6. Travis Rilat 2m (8) 7. Kaley Gharst 7K (6) 8. Chad Meyer 4H (5) / 9. Scott Winters 23w (11) 10. Dennis Moore Jr. 20 (13) 11. Mike Moore 69 (9) 12. Brian Ellenberger 22N (10) 13. Mike Benson 77 (14) 14. Greg Nikitenko 6N (12) DNS - Joey Moughan 55B, Ryan Bickett 17RB, Robert Bell 71 

Darrah shot out to an early lead with Higday settling behind him.  Sweet did well to move into second, by lap 13 when Benson came to a stop with a detonated powerplant.   Darrah led Sweet, Higday, Swindell and Dewease back to green flag racing.   Swindell used a slider to move by Higday for third, while Sweet pegged the low side for a winning pass with two to go. 

A main (started): 1. Swindell (9) 2. Sweet (3) 3. Hannagan (5) 4. Pittman (1) 5. Droud Jr. (4)  6. Dewease (15) 7. Darrah (6) 8. Jeffrey (8) 9. Sides (17) 10. Bruce Jr. (2) 11. Gharst (21) 12. Lutar (11) 13. Schneiderman (13) 14. Higday (12) 15. Balog (20) 16. Chaney (19) 17. Lambertz (23) 18. A. McCarl (14) 19. Meyer (24) 20. Hockett (22) 21. K. Jacobs (16) 22. Reed (10) 23. Crocker (7) 24. Rilat (18) 

The first try at green saw Crocker spin in turn one, collecting Rilat.  Both were done.   The 20-lapper saw Pittman lead early before a stoppage for Reed, who went up in smoke in turn two.  The restart saw Pittman ahead of Sweet, Droud Jr., Bruce Jr. and Hannagan.  Sweet tried to run down Pittman and finally did in traffic on lap twelve.   Swindell was now putting on a show, pulling sliders in a drive to the front.   Sweet was his victim on lap 15.  Hannagan got around Pittman on the last lap for third.  Gharst was the hard-charger, while Dewease and Sides were also fun to watch.  The win was Sammy's 42nd at Knoxville, was worth $5,000 and was sixth on the all-time list.  The top ten finishers will fill in the last five rows of Saturday's C. 

C Scramble (started): 1. Ryan Anderson 71R (1) 2. Garry Brazier 1AU (4) 3. Wayne Johnson 14AJ (6) 4. Kerry Madsen 55 (3) 5. Billy Alley 22 (10) 6. Cale Conley 3c (9) 7. Brandon Wimmer 7TW (5) 8. Rager Phillips 10 (7) 9. Lee Sowell 51s (8) 10. Garry Lee Maier 1xx (2) 

Ry. Anderson led the 12-lapper for the duration, earning $3,000.  W. Johnson and Madsen traded blows for third, while Alley gained most of his positions on lap one by snaking the low side.  20 points are given to the leader, 18 to second, 16 to third and so on.   The drivers also get a point for each driver they pass.  Those points are added to their qualifying night points to give them their total for lineups on Saturday. 

B Scramble (started): 1. Skip Jackson 2 (1) 2. Chad Kemenah 63 (5) 3. Jac Haudenschild R19 (9) 4. Dean Jacobs 97 (4) 5. Jason Johnson 41 (10)  6. Johnny Herrera 2w (3) 7. Danny Smith 4 (6) 8. Bronson Maeschen 1 (7) 9. Greg Wilson w20 (8) 10. Calvin Landis 70 (2) 

Jackson led throughout to earn $5,000.  Kemenah was moving well on the bottom to get Herrera and D. Jacobs.  Haudenschild put on the best show from 9th to 3rd. 

A Scramble (started): 1. Donny Schatz 15 (4) 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (2) 3. Dale Blaney 2B (6) 4. Tim Kaeding 83 (5) 5. Joey Saldana 9 (9) 6. Stevie Smith 1z (10) 7. Tyler Walker 24T (8) 8. Kraig Kinser 20K (7) 9. Jason Solwold 6NX (3) 10. Dusty Zomer 17G (1) 

Zomer's scramble was done almost before it began after contact with another competitor bent the Jacob's ladder.  Hafertepe led after lap one, but Schatz got him on the restart for Zomer.  Saldana and S. Smith traded sliders in their moves up to fifth and sixth. 

DDNi World Challenge (started): 1. Jeffrey (3) 2. Shane Stewart 57 (13) 3. Madsen (4) 4. Terry McCarl 24 (12) 5. Brazier (5) 6. Ricky Logan 10a (7) 7. D. Smith (9) 8. W. Johnson (6) 9. Hannagan (17) 10. Paul McMahan 71x (15) 11. J. Johnson (10) 12. Jackson (8) 13. Jonathan Allard 0 (14) 14. Lutar (1) 15. Rose (19) 16. G. Hall (2) 17. Saldana (16) 18. Schmelzle (18) 19. Craig Dollansky 19E (11) 20. Reed 7KX (20) 

Reed did a lap after borrowing the Jessup 7KX and pulled off.  Jeffrey circled the front row and began to pull away early in the 20-lapper. Madsen was sitting in second, with Brazier there as well.  T. McCarl and W. Johnson were moving up too.  The race was slowed four laps from the end when a piece of the turn one billboard fell on the track.  Jeffrey led Madsen, T. McCarl, Brazier and Stewart to a shootout for $10,000.   He was never headed on the dry-slick surface, but the action behind him was too good to describe.  Madsen and T. McCarl began to slide each other for second, while Stewart made quick work of Brazier.  Heading into turn three on the white flag lap, Stewart was fourth, but he shot to the high side and passed both Madsen and T. McCarl for second.  The win was Jeffrey's second career tally at Knoxville.  Stewart was also the hard-charger.

 

Knoxville Nationals Final Night (not really) 

E main (started): 1. Bill Rose 6R (2) 2. Geoff Dodge 7m (1) 3. Mike Moore 69 (3) 4. Bob Weuve 19 (6) 5. Greg Hall 4wa (4) / 6. Jordan Goldesberry 65 (8) 7. Chris Schmelzle 57c (7) 8. Ty Bartz 46 (5) 9. Greg Nikitenko 6N (10) 10. Kevin Ingle 2K (11) 11. Matt Wasmund 4w (14) 12. Scott Uttech 3K (12) 13. Marlon Jones 9m (15) 14. Robert Bell 71 (13) 15. Pete Crall 1PC (9) DNS - Patrick Bourke 27, Brian Ellenberger 22N, Mike Benson 77, Clint Garner 40, Joey Moughan 55B, Ryan Bickett 17RB 

Rose got the jump and led the 10-lapper all the way on an early night narrow track.  Hall dropped back early, but was able to get back by for the fifth and final transfer.   Bourke looked to break a rear-end in hot laps and did not start.  Crall exited early. 

D main (started): 1. Kaley Gharst 7K (1) 2. Toni Lutar 4x (2) 3. Josh Schneiderman 49 (3) / 4. John Lambertz 12L (7) 5. Josh Higday 81 (4) 6. Rob Chaney 7KX (6) 7. Kenny Jacobs 25 (10) 8. Bill Balog 17B (5) 9. Austin McCarl 17A (8) 10. Davey Heskin 56 (14) 11. Chad Meyer 4H (9) 12. Caleb Griffith 12c (13) 13. Rose (16) 14. Scott Winters 23w (15) 15. M. Moore (18) 16. Weuve (21) 17. Dodge (19) 18. Erin Crocker 59 (12) 19. Hall (20) 20. Dwight Snodgrass 20 (22) 21. Travis Rilat 2m (11) 22. Ricky Montgomery 33 (17) 

Gharst led early in the 12-lapper, before something looked to break in the Montgomery machine, sending him straight into the wall.  He complained of leg pain and was taken to the hospital.  Rain fell during the red, resulting in about an hour rain delay.   Once the track was ready for racing, it was narrow and hard to pass.  Gharst led Lutar, Schneiderman, Higday and Lambertz back to green flag racing.  The last seven laps saw only one change in the top five...Lambertz's pass of Higday. 

C main (started): 1. Wayne Johnson 14AJ (2) 2. Billy Alley 22 (1) / 3. Ryan Anderson 71R (4) 4. Garry Brazier 1AU (3) 5. Rager Phillips 10 (7) 6. Kerry Madsen 55 (6) 7. Sammy Swindell 10s (11) 8. Cale Conley 3c (5) 9. Brandon Wimmer 7TW (9) 10. Lee Sowell 51s (8) 11. Daryn Pittman 17 (12) 12. Randy Hannagan 1x (13) 13. Lance Dewease 30c (14) 14. Cody Darrah 89 (17) 15. Don Droud Jr. 47 (15) 16. Jason Sides 7s (19) 17. Gary Lee Maier 1xx (10) 18. Lutar (21) 19. Gharst (20) 20. Tony Bruce Jr. 18 (18) 21. Schneiderman (22) 22. Lynton Jeffrey 12 (16) 

W. Johnson broke the 15-lap track record in the non-stop event.  Alley followed as the lead pari left the rest behind on a fast track that was hard to pass on. 

Another big rain hit and the B and A were postponed to Sunday, starting at 7.

 

 

49th Annual Knoxville Nationals 8-16-09

 

B main (started): 1. Jac Haudenschild R19 (1) 2. Jason Meyers 14 (11) 3. Danny Lasoski 6 (17) 4. Jason Johnson 41 (2) / 5. Bronson Maeschen 1 (5) 6. Johnny Herrera 2w (9) 7. Chad Kemenah 63 (3) 8. Danny Smith 4 (4) 9. Dean Jacobs 97 (6) 10. Skip Jackson 2 (8) 11. Jack Dover 53 (14) 12. Mark Dobmeier 13 (15) 13. Daron Clayton 92 (18) 14. Ed Lynch Jr. 2L (20) 15. Calvin Landis 70 (10) 16. Greg Wilson w20 (7) 17. Jesse Giannetto D1 (19) 18. Justin Henderson G1 (16) 19. Fred Rahmer 51 (12) 20. Wayne Johnson 14AJ (21) 21. Billy Alley 22 (22) 22. Ricky Logan 10a (13)

Haudenschild led early in the 22-lapper on the dry-slick track, but it was Kemenah who slid by for the lap two lead.  Henderson spun by the pit entrance in turn four a lap later, bringing a caution.  Kemenah led Haudenschild, J. Johnson, D. Smith and Maeschen back to green flag racing.  On lap four, Haudenschild slid by Kemenah for the lead again, and pulled away as the rest of the event went non-stop.  Eyes were on Meyers and Lasoski, who were putting on clinics from deep in the pack.  By the time they got to second and third, respectively, Haud was long gone.  J. Johnson held onto the final transfer.  Clayton was the Rookie of the Nationals.

 

A main (started): 1. Donny Schatz 15 (6) 2. Joey Saldana 9 (2) 3. Stevie Smith 1z (1) 4. Tim Kaeding 83 (4) 5. Shane Stewart 57 (14) 6. Kraig Kinser 20K (7) 7. Tim Shaffer 83x (11) 8. Dale Blaney 2B (3) 9. Craig Dollansky 19E (18) 10. Haudenschild (21) 11. Lasoski (23) 12. Steve Kinser 11 (20) 13. Dusty Zomer 17G (10) 14. Tyler Walker 24T (5) 15. Jonathan Allard 0 (13) 16. Greg Hodnett 22H (16) 17. Terry McCarl 24 (15) 18. Lucas Wolfe 5w (17) 19. J. Johnson (24) 20. Paul McMahan 71x (12) 21. Jason Solwold 6NX (9) 22. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (8) 23. Brian Brown 21 (19) 24. Meyers (22)

 

Saldana and S. Smith dueled with Saldana getting the lap one lead.  S. Smith came right back to the point on lap two, but the pass was negated by a caution for Meyers, who flattened a right front tire.  Saldana took back the point ahead of S. Smith, Kaeding, Blaney and Schatz.  Saldana had a good restart, and six laps later, Meyers right rear tire exploded.  The damage was enough to sideline him.  The restart saw the top five unchanged, but S. Kinser had worked into the top ten (from 20th) in the first eight laps.   S. Kinser continued to mark forward and in a duel for seventh on lap ten, he and Walker contacted, sending S. Kinser sideways.  He was able to straighten the car and keep going, and was further aided when Brown came to a stop in turn four.  The restart with ten laps down saw Hafertepe Jr. duck into the work area, as well.  The restart saw Saldana leading S. Smith, Kaeding, Schatz and Blaney.  The next twelve laps wnet uninterrupted.  Saldana entered lapped traffic and had about an eight car length lead, when a slowing Hafertepe Jr. (who retired) gave officials a chance to conduct their fuel stop.  The restart with 18 laps to go saw Saldana still in the lead, ahead of S. Smith, Schatz, Kaeding and Blaney.  The rest of the event went non-stop.   Schatz appeared to bide his time in third, and turned it on with seven laps to go, shooting under S. Smith for second.  He dismissed Saldana, who got a bit loose high in turns three and four on lap 35, and pulled away for his fourth straight Nationals win.   Saldana held off a late S. Smith charge for second.  Stewart completed a solid surge in the top five, while Haudenschild and Lasoski, who ended up with hard-charger honors had late charges.  The win was the 12th in Donny's career at Knoxville and it was worth $150,000.

 

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