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August 11-14 2010

Wednesday August 11th

Mike Cambell Photos

Tony Stewart Racing 50th Annual Knoxville Nationals

Paint Schemes

Steve Kinser & Donny Schatz Steve Kinser Donny Schatz

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Wednesday 8-11-10

Randy Hannagan Joey Saldana Erin Crocker
Kerry Madsen Brad Sweet Goodyear Tires Truck
Lee Sowell David Gravel Ed Lynch Jr.
Gary Wright Chris Schmelze View of the pits
Zach Zimmerly Dave Blaney Phillip Mock
Ron Krysl Austin McCarl Davey Heskin
Jason Johnson Jason Meyers Fred Rahmer
Tony Bruce Jr. Chad Kemenah Johnny Herrera
Lucas Wolfe Ben Gregg Shane Stewart
Mike Reinke Chad Kemenah Trevor Green
View of the pits Brandon Wimmer Kevin Ingle
Craig Dollansky Craig Dollansky View of the pits
Legends Cars & Hall of Fame Mark Dobmeier Tim Shaffer
Jason Sides Kraig Kinser Ty Bartz
Cale Conley Bruce White Jonathan Allard
Jack Dover Jordan Goldesberry View of the pits
View of the pits View of the pits Justin Henderson
Victory Lane & Hall of Fame Turns 3 & 4 View of infield
View of infield View of infield Victory Lane & Hall of Fame
Turns 1 & 2 Hall of Fame & turn 2 Event Trophie
Top 3: Shane Stewart, Craig Dollansky & Chad Kemanah in the Press Room Shane Stewart interviewed in the Press Room Craig Dollansky interviewed in the Press Room
Shane Stewart interviewed in the Press Room Chad Kemenah interviewed in the Press Room Craig Dollansky interviewed in the Press Room
Top 3: Shane Stewart, Craig Dollansky & Chad Kemanah in the Press Room Top 3: Shane Stewart, Craig Dollansky & Chad Kemanah in the Press Room Top 3: Shane Stewart, Craig Dollansky & Chad Kemanah in the Press Room
Shane Stewart & Chad Kemenah interviewed in the Press Room Top 3: Shane Stewart, Craig Dollansky & Chad Kemanah in the Press Room Top 3: Shane Stewart, Craig Dollansky & Chad Kemanah in the Press Room
     

Mike Campbell Wednesday Photos

Shane Stewart & Brandon Wimmer Shane Stewart Celebrates in Victory Lane Top 3: Shane Stewart, Craig Dollansky & Chad Kemanah in the Press Room
Shane Stewart in Victory Lane Jason Meyers Randy Hannagan
Tim Shaffer Dave Blaney Joey Saldana
Lynton Jeffrey Eric Crocker Craig Dollansky
     

Wednesday Results & Story Courtesy Bill Wright

50th Anniversary Knoxville Nationals Night #1

50 cars

Tim Shaffer (5th car out to time) set quick time at 15.372 seconds. Dave Blaney (6th car out) was second quick, followed by Jason Johnson (25th), Cale Conley (36th), Jason Meyers (45th), Randy Hannagan (3rd), Kerry Madsen (24th), Joey Saldana (9th), Erin Crocker (17th) and Jonathan Allard (21st).

Heat one (started): 1. Mike Reinke 02 (3) 2. Lee Sowell 51s (2) 3. Trevor Green 4 (1) 4. David Gravel 89G (4) / 5. Shaffer 83 (8) 6. Hannagan 1x (7) 7. Fred Rahmer 51 (9) 8. Johnny Herrera 2w (5) / 9. Kraig Kinser 11K (6) 10. Colin Entwisle 2T (10)

K. Kinser and Herrera came together to start the heat, with K. Kinser suffering heavy damage to his steering and the top wing. Repairs to the steering were made in the work area, and he restarted at the tail with a detiorating wing. Sowell led early in the 8-lapper. Races formed for the lead between Sowell and Reinke, and for the fourth and final transfer spot between Gravel and Shaffer. Reinke took the win with a last lap pass, and Shaffer took the fourth spot on the last lap before Gravel reclaimed it in a good race. Quick qualifiers not making the A through the heats were a trend, as nine of the top ten did not make a transfer spot. As in all Nationals, the first four finishers went to the A, the next four to the B, and the last two to the C.

Heat two (started): 1. Max Dumesny 5V (2) 2. Lynton Jeffrey 12 (6) 3. Brandon Wimmer 7TW (4) 4. Craig Dollansky 7 (3) / 5. Madsen 3 (7) 6. Blaney 55x (8) 7. Lucas Wolfe 5w (5) 8. Kevin Ingle 2K (10) / 9. Chris Schmelzle 57c (9) 10. Bob Weuve 19 (1)

Weuve jumped out to an early lead, but with two laps completed, jumped the cushion in three, and flipped wildly. He was unhurt. Dumesny assumed the lead ahead of Jeffrey, Wimmer, Dollansky and Madsen. That would be the way they would finish, with Madsen not able to get a faster car past Dollansky, who was effective in his blocking tactics. He would change the motor afterwards.

Heat three (started): 1. Chad Kemenah 63 (4) 2. Austin McCarl 17A (3) 3. Shane Stewart 57 (6) 4. Gary Wright 9x (2) / 5. Johnson 41 (8) 6. Saldana 9 (7) 7. Zach Zimmerly 94 (5) 8. Ty Bartz 46 (10) / 9. Phillip Mock 1m (9) 10. Justin Henderson 35 (1)

Henderson didn't take off at the outset and retired. Kemenah shot into the lead and led flag to flag. Johnson tried a desperate slide on Wright late, but didn't have position on the spot.

Heat four (started): 1. Brad Sweet 49s (1) 2. Ed Lynch Jr. 2L (4) 3. Davey Heskin 56 (5) 4. Crocker 98 (7) / 5. Conley 3c (8) 6. Jordan Goldesberry 65 (9) 7. Domain Ramsay 20AU (2) 8. Bruce White 96AU (10) / 9. Don Droud Jr. 47 (6) 10. Jack Dover 53 (3)

Sweet led lap one before a turn one mishap. Ramsay slowed entering one, with Droud getting into the back of him and collecting Dover. The latter two cars flipped and were done for the night. Conley was also caught up, but changed a top wing and right rear to return and run fifth. Heskin was running fourth on the restart and passed Ramsay for third. Crocker followed for the final transfer.

Heat five (started): 1. Mark Dobmeier 13 (1) 2. Jason Sides 7s (6) 3. Bronson Maeschen 1 (4) 4. Tony Bruce Jr. 18 (2) / 5. Meyers 14 (8) 6. Allard 0 (7) 7. Jamie Veal 35AU (5) 8. Ben Gregg 2BG (3) / 9. Rob Kubli 19L (9) 10. Ron Krysl 20PK (10)

Sides was the mover in this one, as Meyers challenged a couple times, but fell short of Bruce.

C main (started): 1. K. Kinser (1) 2. Henderson (2) / 3. Schmelzle (3) 4. Kubli (5) 5. Mock (4) 6. Entwisle (6) 7. Krysl (7) DNS - Droud Jr., Dover, Weuve

Henderson led the first two laps before K. Kinser took over. The lead pair dominated the 8-lapper.

B main (started): 1. Shaffer (1) 2. Johnson (3) 3. Saldana (8) 4. Madsen (7) / 5. Wolfe (11) 6. Blaney (2) 7. Herrera (10) 8. Hannagan (6) 9. Rahmer (16) 10. Allard (9) 11. Conley (4) 12. Henderson (22) 13. Zimmerly (12) 14. K. Kinser (21) 15. Gregg (14) 16. Veal (13) 17. Goldesberry (17) 18. Bartz (19) 19. Ingle (18) DQ - Meyers (5) (Crossed 4th, Scales) 21. Ramsay (15) 22. White (20)

With nine of the top ten qualifiers going for four spots, it was a wild 12 laps. A lead trio of Shaffer, Johnson, Meyers, Blaney and Saldana led the first half before Ramsay tipped it over in turn four. Saldana restarted well, passing Blaney and Meyers. Madsen also got by Blaney and set his sights on Meyers. The two dueled for the last transfer. When Madsen pulled beside on the low side with two to go, entering three, Meyers took the low line, cutting in front of Madsen and killing his momentum. The move gave him fourth. Madsen took exception to the move afterwards, and apparently affected, Meyers exited the track on the turn one pit entrance and nosed into his pit without going to the scale. He was disqualified, but given 20th place points (lead lap) instead of 22nd?

A main (started): 1. Stewart (6) 2. Dollansky (12) 3. Kemenah (1) 4. Heskin (4) 5. Sides (5) 6. Wimmer (2) 7. Madsen (24) 8. Jeffrey (7) 9. Johnson (22) 10. Shaffer (21) 11. McCarl (13) 12. Sweet (19) 13. Saldana (23) 14. Wright (16) 15. Dobmeier (20) 16. Crocker (8) 17. Green (18) 18. Reinke (11) 19. Bruce Jr. (17) 20. Gravel (3) 21. Sowell (14) 22. Dumesny (15) 23. Lynch Jr. (9) 24. Maeschen (10)

Wimmer nipped Kemenah at the line to lead lap one before a turn one incident slowed things in the 25-lapper. Gravel and Lynch, who were running sixth and seventh, contacted, causing severe damage to both. Maeschen was also collected in the mess. Only Gravel would return. Wimmer led Kemenah, Stewart, Heskin and Jeffrey back to green flag racing. Four laps later, Kemenah would use the low side to move by Wimmer to the point. Kemenah built a sizable advantage until entering traffic. Stewart had put Wimmer away and made up ground. On lap 21, Stewart roared by on the high side in heavy lapped traffic and went on to win his fourth career 410 feature at Knoxville. Dollansky took second from Kemenah on the white flag lap in a run from 12th. Madsen was the hard-charger, advancing 17 spots.

Thursday 8-12-10

Greg Hodnett's hauler Greg Hodnett Paul McMahan
Skip Jackson Chris Shirek Ricky Logan
Mark Shirshekan Ricky Logan's hauler Danny Lasoski
Tim Kaeding Seth Brahmer Jonathan Cornell
Lance Dewease Lee Jacobs Sammy Swindell
Sammy Swindell Knoxville Scoreboard Center of infield
Center of infield Dale Blaney View of the pits
Stevie Smith's Zemco Hauler Stevie Smith Kim Mock
Brian Brown Tyler Walker Donny Schatz
Donny Schatz Knoxville Raceway announcers Tony Bokhoven & Blake Anderson Toni Lutar
Dusty Zomer Matt Wasmund's hauler Dean Jaacobs
View of the pits Steve Kinser Steve Kinser
Chad Meyer View of the pits Jim Moughan
View of the pits Daryn Pittman Kaley Gharst
Todd King Brent Antill Matt Wasmund
View of the pits Brooke Tatnell Greg Wilson's hauler
Justin Wheatley Greg Wilson Greg Wilson
Sam Hafertepe Jr. Dustin Morgan Ian Madsen
View of the pits Tech Area Rager Phillips
Keith Bloom Jac Haudenschild Greg Nikitenko
Scott Winters Mitchell Dumesny Bill Rose
Josh Schneiderman Mike Moore Victory lane stage
Victory Lane stage & Hall of Fame Turns 3 & 4 View of the pits
View of the pits View of the pits Center of infield
Center of infield Hall of Fame Turns 1 & 2 Turns 1 & 2
Center of infield Turns 1 & 2 Turn 1
Sammy Swindell in the press room Skip Jackson in the press room Brian Brown in the pressroom
Sammy Swindell & Brian Brown in the press room Skip Jackson in the press room Top 3: Sammy Swindell, Brian Brown & Skip Jackson
Top 3: Sammy Swindell, Brian Brown & Skip Jackson Top 3: Sammy Swindell, Brian Brown & Skip Jackson Top 3: Sammy Swindell, Brian Brown & Skip Jackson
Top 3: Sammy Swindell, Brian Brown & Skip Jackson Sammy Swindell in the press room Top 3: Sammy Swindell, Brian Brown & Skip Jackson
Top 3: Sammy Swindell, Brian Brown & Skip Jackson Top 3: Sammy Swindell, Brian Brown & Skip Jackson  
     

Mike Campbell Thursday Photos

Sammy Swindell & Donny Schatz Sammy Swindell celebrates in victory lane Top 3: Sammy Swindell, Brian Brown & Skip Jackson
Sammy Swindell in Victory Lane Karl Kinser is back in Knoxville! Steve Kinser
Tyler Walker    
     

Thursday Results & Story Courtesy Bill Wright

50th Anniversary Knoxville Nationals Night #2

50 cars

Steve Kinser (8th car out to time) set quick time at 15.239 seconds on a quickly drying racetrack. Danny Lasoski (19th car out) was second quick, followed by Greg Hodnett (6th), Daryn Pittman (1st), Brian Brown (25th), Dusty Zomer (3rd), Donny Schatz (27th), Ian Madsen (24th), Keith Bloom Jr. (4th) and Sammy Swindell (50th).

Heat one (started): 1. Ricky Logan 10a (2) 2. Stevie Smith 1z (3) 3. Kinser 11 (8) 4. Clint Garner 40 (1) / 5. Scott Winters 23w (5) 6. Jonathan Cornell 28 (9) 7. Brent Antill 81 (4) 8. Zomer 91 (7) / 9. Matt Wasmund 4w (10) 10. Tim Kaeding 83JR (6)

Logan shot out to an early lead in the 8-lapper. The top four finishers went to the A, next four to the B, and last two to the C. Smith and Garner battled over second, while Kinser moved up nicely into the top four. On lap seven, Wasmund came to a stop, bringing out the caution. Logan led Smith, Garner, Kinser and Winters back to green. Kaeding would exit with motor issues the next lap. Kinser powered by Garner on the restart to claim third.

Heat two (started): 1. Dale Blaney 2B (6) 2. Schatz 15 (7) 3. Dean Jacobs 97x (2) 4. Chad Meyer 4H (5) / 5. Jim Moughan Jr. 1mx (1) 6. Toni Lutar 4x (4) 7. Brooke Tatnell 59 (3) 8. Greg Nikitenko 6N (10) / 9. Chris Shirek 1K (9) 10. Lasoski 6 (8)

D. Jacobs led early. Lasoski was moving up, but came to a stop with motor issues with two laps in the books. The restart saw D. Jacobs ahead of Blaney, Schatz, Tatnell and Moughan. Blaney passed D. Jacobs on the restart for the lead, while Moughan moved around Tatnell using the cushion to take the last transfer spot. Meyer was on the move as well, circling Tatnell and then getting by Moughan for fourth while coming to the white flag. Schatz worked his way up well too.

Heat three (started): 1. Lance Dewease 30c (3) 2. Hodnett 22 (8) 3. Rager Phillips 10 (1) 4. Skip Jackson 2 (6) / 5. Robby Wolfgang 7K (2) 6. Madsen 55 (7) 7. Kaley Gharst 44G (5) 8. Mitchell Dumesny 77AU (4) / 9. Lee Jacobs 24H (10) 10. Jared Ridge 12x (9)

Phillips took off in the lead with Dewease in pursuit. The pair exchanged the lead several times. Dewease on lap three, Phillips on lap four, and Dewease took it back for good on lap five. Hodnett was the man on the move, and Jackson won the last spot from Wolfgang in a good race.

Heat four (started): 1. Jac Haudenschild R19 (4) 2. Pittman 13x (8) 3. Mark Shirshekan 3x (1) 4. Mike Moore 69 (3) / 5. Bloom Jr. 27 (7) 6. Todd King 97 (10) 7. Paul Jeffrey 12AU (2) 8. Paul McMahan 91x (6) / 9. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (5) 10. Greg Wilson w20 (9)

Before a lap could be completed, Hafertepe Jr. spun in turn two and collected Wilson. Wilson was done, but Hafertepe went to the welder and made repairs for the C. Haudenschild led early, while McMahan moved up nicely into the top four. Disaster would strike McMahan on lap four when his right rear tire came apart and he flipped wildly in turn four. He was uninjured as the crew went to work rebuilding for the B. The wreck was reminiscent of Bob Weuve the night before when he had something break in turn three. The restart saw Haud leading Shirshekan, PIttman, Moore and Bloom Jr. Pittman slid under Shirshekan to secure second after the green fell.

Heat five (started): 1. Swindell 1s (7) 2. Luke Hall 34 (1) 3. Brown 21 (8) 4. Seth Brahmer 13v (3) / 5. Josh Schneiderman 49 (5) 6. Tyler Walker 17 (6) 7. Dustin Morgan 93 (9) 8. Austen Wheatley 44w (4) / 9. Bill Rose 6x (2) 10. Kim Mock 23 (10)

Hall set the early pace, while Swindell and Brown started moving forward. A lone caution came out with eight in the books when Nikitenko stopped. The restart saw Hall ahead of Swindell, Brown, Brahmer, Schneiderman and Walker. Swindell took the lead and led the last two laps after the restart.

C main (started): 1. Lasoski (1) 2. Kaeding (2) / 3. Hafertepe Jr. (3) 4. L. Jacobs (7) 5. Shirek (5) 6. Rose (4) 7. Ridge (6) 8. Wasmund (8) 9. Mock (9) DNS - Wilson

Lasoski led the first two laps before a Wasmund spin slowed things. He checked out after the restart in the 8-lapper. Kaeding and Hafertepe Jr. went back and forth for second and final transfer before Kaeding took command.

B main (started): 1. Madsen (2) 2. McMahan (4) 3. Zomer (1) 4. Schneiderman (8) / 5. Walker (5) 6. Kaeding (22) 7. Winters (6) 8. Tatnell (13) 9. Cornell (17) 10. Mi. Dumesny (11) 11. Bloom Jr. (3) 12. Lasoski (21) 13. Gharst (7) 14. Lutar (10) 15. Antill (9) 16. Morgan (18) 17. Wheatley (12) 18. King (20) 19. Wolfgang (14) 20. Moughan (16) 21. Nikitenko (19) 22. P. Jeffrey (15)

Zomer shot out to the early lead in the 12-lapper from the pole. Madsen took second, while McMahan rode third ahead of Schneiderman and Bloom Jr. A Wolfgang spin on lap eight closed things up, and Madsen shot under Zomer for the lead. McMahan followed suit. The real race was for the final transfer. Schneiderman and Walker traded the spot until the last corner. Schneiderman rode the cushion to the position, after a failed attempt was made across the track by Walker. Contact was made by the two in the side-by-side battle for the spot.

A main (started): 1. Swindell (3) 2. Brown (5) 3. Jackson (1) 4. Smith (11) 5. Schatz (4) 6. Blaney (2) 7. McMahan (22) 8. Zomer (21) 9. Hodnett (7) 10. Pittman (6) 11. S. Kinser (8) 12. Haudenschild (10) 13. Schneiderman (23) 14. Dewease (12) 15. D. Jacobs (16) 16. Logan (15) 17. Phillips (18) 18. Garner (17) 19. Brahmer (14) 20. Meyer (9) 21. Shirshekan (19) 22. Moore (13) 23. Hall (20) DNS - Madsen

Three tries were needed to get the A main rolling. Shirshekan spun on the first try, and Hall flipped into the turn one fence. No one was hurt. Madsen was credited with 24th for point purposes after motor trouble following the B. Swindell took the early lead from Jackson in the 25-lapper. Action was instense, as Schatz quickly moved into third and then second behind Swindell in traffic. Jackson held down a steady third, while Brown was moving his way into the top five. Another charger was Smith, who had moved up from row six to fifth. The race went non-stop for 24 3/4 laps, when Moore came to a halt. Swindell led Schatz, Jackson, Brown and Smith back to green. Smith was able to get by Brown for fourth, before Moore spun on another white flag lap. Schatz had a right rear tire in second that was noticeably flat. It cost him on the last restart as Jackson zoomed by him, and Brown circled both Smith and Jackson to move into second at the finish. Jackson gave the locals two cars on the podium. The win was Sammy's 45th 410 win at Knoxville and worth $12,000. McMahan was the hard-charger, moving up 15 spots.

Saturday Afternoon Results & Story Courtesy Bill Wright

8/14/10 (afternoon)

Knoxville Raceway

50th Anniversary Knoxville Nationals Friday Night on Saturday Afternoon

Semi-Feature #1 (started): 1. Kraig Kinser 11K (5) 2. Lucas Wolfe 5w (2) 3. Tony Bruce Jr. 18 (4) 4. Rager Phillips 10 (3) 5. Mike Moore 69 (1) 6. Don Droud Jr. 47 (10) 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (13) 8. Jamie Veal 35AU (9) 9. Jonathan Cornell 28 (11) 10. Mitchell Dumesny 77AU (8) / 11. Justin Henderson 35 (12) 12. Dustin Morgan 93 (14) 13. Austen Wheatley 44w (8) 14. Paul Jeffrey 12AU (15) 15. Matt Wasmund 4w (22) 16. Greg Nikitenko 6N (19) 17. Phillip Mock 1m (21) 18. Ron Krysl 20PK (23) 19. Jack Dover 53 (17) 20. Kaley Gharst 44G (7) 21. Ty Bartz 46 (16) 22. Chris Schmelzle 57c (18) 23. Rob Kubli 19L (20) DNS – Luke Hall 34, Lee Jacobs 24H

At the drop of the green, three cars were upside down in turn one: Bartz, Schmelzle and Kubli. Wolfe led early in the 15-lapper, transferring the top ten to the A. After a lap, Morgan brought out the caution with a spin. K. Kinser was in pursuit on the high side and shot around Wolfe on the backstretch on lap six. The lap was completed before Gharst stopped in turn four and exited. The restart saw K. Kinser ahead of Wolfe, Phillips, who was then penalized two spots for jumping, Moore and Bruce. The rest of the race went non-stop. Wolfe gained on the leader in the late stages, but couldn't make the winning pass. Hafertepe's run improved his stock for Saturday night.

Semi-Feature #2 (started): 1. Jason Meyers 14 (1) 2. Johnny Herrera 2w (3) 3. Zach Zimmerly 94 (6) 4. Brooke Tatnell 59 (8) 5. Trevor Green 4 (2) 6. Fred Rahmer 51 (12) 7. Clint Garner 40 (4) 8. Robby Wolfgang 7K (11) 9. Ben Gregg 2BG (10) 10. Mark Shirshekan 3x (5) / 11. Toni Lutar 4x (7) 12. Greg Wilson w20 (24) 13. Bill Rose 6x (18) 14. Jim Moughan Jr. 1mx (13) 15. Todd King 97 (16) 16. Kim Mock 23 (23) 17. Domain Ramsay 20AU (14) 18. Jared Ridge 12x (22) 19. Colin Entwisle 2T (21) 20. Chris Shirek 1K (20) 21. Jordan Goldesberry 65 (15) 22. Brent Antill 81 (9) 23. Kevin Ingle 2K (17) DNS – Bob Weuve 19

Meyers led the distance. One caution was brought out for Antill and Ingle who broke front ends on lap four. Meyers led Green, Herrera, Zimmerly and Garner on that restart. Rahmer was up to eighth at that point and added two more spots. Herrera did well to finish second behind Meyers who won easily.

A main (started): 1. K. Kinser (1) 2. Meyers (2) 3. Wolfe (3) 4. Herrera (4) 5. Bruce Jr. (5) 6. Tatnell (8) 7. Zimmerly (6) 8. Droud Jr. (11) 9. Phillips (7) 10. Veal (15) 11. Green (10) 12. Cornell (17) 13. Moore (9) 14. Rahmer (12) 15. Garner (14) 16. Mi. Dumesny (19) 17. Gregg (18) 18. Hafertepe Jr. (13) 19. Shirshekan (20) 20. Wolfgang (16)

K. Kinser led every lap in a typical one-lane daytime race. The win was worth $5,000 and was Kraig's third in his career at Knoxville. The track was reworked a bit before the World Challenge.

World Challenge (started): 1. Craig Dollansky 7 (7) 2. Wolfe (2) 3. Max Dumesny 5V (3) 4. Green (1) 5. Jonathan Allard 0 (4) 6. Kerry Madsen 3 (13) 7. Paul McMahan 91x (8) 8. Joey Saldana 9 (9) 9. Tatnell (19) 10. Ian Madsen 55 (6) 11. Jason Johnson 41 (14) 12. Lynton Jeffrey 12 (11) 13. Jason Sides 7s (10) 14. Ricky Logan 10a (5) 15. Skip Jackson 2 (12) 16. Mi. Dumesny (16) 17. Toni Lutar 4x (17) 18. Colin Entwisle 2T (25) 19. Veal (18) 20. Ramsay (21) 21. P. Jeffrey (20) 22. White (23) DNS – Sammy Swindell 1s, Schmelzle

Swindell had problems before the race and did not start the 20-lapper. After the track reworking, there was some room on top. Green led early ahead of Wolfe. Dollansky hit the high side and gained several spots. He took the lead on lap ten, but it was negated by a caution for debris. The restart saw Green leading Dollansky, Wolfe, Allard, Max Dumesny and a charging Madsen. Madsen advanced as far as fourth after the restart. Three laps into green, Dollansky circled around Green for the lead. Max Dumesny snaked by Madsen, Allard and Green for a podium finish. Tatnell was the hard-charger. Dollansky's win was his 11th, and worth $10,000.

Saturday 8-14-10

Victory Lane stage & Hall of Fame Victory Lane stage & Hall of Fame Front straight & turns 3 & 4
Center of infield Center of infield Center of infield
Center of infield Turns 1 & 2 Lucas Oil #10 car on display in Victory Lane
View of turn 1 Drivers Meeting Drivers Meeting
Drivers Meeting Nationals Trophies Victory Lane & Hall of Fame
Knoxville Nationals Queen and her court: Brooke Hickman, 1st runner-up Jennifer Nissen, 2nd runner-up Allie Wolfgang, Miss Congeniality Chelsey Greubel KNIA-KRLS Photo 2010 Knoxville Nationals Queens Contest Constestant group photo KNIA-KRLS Photo  

Mike Campbell Saturday Photos

Rookie of the Natioanals: David Gravel Brooke Tatnell crash Brook Tatnell crash
Bronson Maeschen & Tyler Walker Max Dumesny & Danny Lasoski Dale Blaney puts tear offs on helmet
Paul McMahan & Stevie Smith Paul McMahan, Dean Jacobs & Keith Bloom Danny Lasoski & Dean Jacobs
Budweiser Clydesdales 2010 Knoxville Nationals Queen and her court: Brooke Hickman, 1st runner-up Jennifer Nissen, 2nd runner-up Allie Wolfgang & Miss Congeniality Chelsey Greubel 4 Wide Parade lap
Greg Hodnett & Donny Schatz Tim Shaffer & Steve Kinser Steve Kinser
Steve Kinser & Donny Schatz Donny Schatz & Sammy Swindell Davey Heskin & Stevie Smith
Lucas Wolfe & Kraig Kinser Domain Ramsey & Greg Wilson Sam Hafertepe Jr., Trevor Green & Clint Garner
Clint Garner & Fred Rahmer Kraig Kinser, "A" Feature winner Saturday afternoon Kraig Kinser, "A" Feature winner Saturday afternoon
Bruce White & Lynton Jeffrey Skip Jackson & Donny Schatz Motorcyles parked outside front gate
Dingus Lounge Kasey Kahne Steve Kinser interviewed at car unveiling
Donny Schatz and crew Steve Kinser & crew Jason Meyers, Best Dressed Crew award
Rockstar Girls Craig Dollansky, Lucas Wolfe & Max Dumesny  
     

Saturday Results & Story Courtesy Bill Wright

50th Anniversary Knoxville Nationals Final Night

92 cars

E main (started): 1. Greg Nikitenko 6N (1) 2. Phillip Mock 1m (3) / 3. Kim Mock 23 (2) 4. Kaley Gharst 44G (7) 5. Domain Ramsay 20AU (4) 6. Colin Entwisle 2T (6) 7. Chris Shirek 1K (8) 8. Ty Bartz 46 (9) 9. Bruce White 96AU (12) 10. Kevin Ingle (11) 11. Ron Krysl 20PK (5) 12. Jordan Goldesberry 65 (10) DNS - Jared Ridge 12x, Jack Dover 53, Chris Schmelzle 57c, Rob Kubli 19L, Brent Antill 81, Luke Hall 34, Bob Weuve 19, Lee Jacobs 24H

It was a typical, heavy narrow track for this 10-lapper. Nikitenko pulled away from everyone in the non-stop event. P. Mock was knocking on dad's door the whole way, until he got by him for the final transfer in the last corner.

D main (started): 1. Jonathan Cornell 28 (2) 2. Trevor Green 4 (1) / 3. Fred Rahmer 51 (4) 4. Mitchell Dumesny 77AU (6) 5. Clint Garner 40 (5) 6. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15H (8) 7. Mike Moore 69 (3) 8. Toni Lutar 4x (12) 9. Justin Henderson 35 (11) 10. Ben Gregg 2BG (7) 11. Greg Wilson w20 (14) 12. Mark Shirshekan 3x (9) 13. Bill Rose 6x (16) 14. Jim Moughan Jr. 1mx (18) 15. Paul Jeffrey 12AU (17) 16. Austen Wheatley 44w (15) 17. Matt Wasmund 4w (19) 18. Nikitenko (21) 19. Todd King 97 (20) 20. P. Mock (22) 21. Robby Wolfgang 7K (10) 22. Dustin Morgan 93 (13)

Green wrestled the early lead from Cornell in a good race early in the 12-lapper. After Green pulled away a bit, Cornell got a run and took the lead in lapped traffic on lap eight. He held off Green the rest of the wway.

C main (started): 1. Danny Lasoski 6 (2) 2. Tyler Walker 17 (4) / 3. Scott Winters 23w (8) 4. Tim Kaeding 83JR (10) 5. Bronson Maeschen 1 (1) 6. Jonathan Allard 0 (3) 7. Lucas Wolfe 5w (13) 8. Johnny Herrera 2w (14) 9. Jason Meyers 14 (12) 10. Don Droud Jr. 47 (18) 11. Mark Dobmeier 13 (9) 12. Seth Brahmer 13v (6) 13. Lee Sowell 51s (5) 14. Zach Zimmerly 94 (17) 15. Kraig Kinser 11K (11) 16. Cornell (21) 17. Tony Bruce Jr. 18 (15) 18. Green (22) 19. Rager Phillips 10 (19) 20. Max Dumesny 5V (7) 21. Jamie Veal 35AU (20) 22. Brooke Tatnell 59 (16)

Tatnell flipped to start the 15-lapper. Lasoski dominated the non-stop affair. The battle for second was on. Walker held it most of the way, but with three to go, Winters passed him for it. Walker got a good run off of turn four, and took back the spot by inches at the line.

B main (started): 1. Stevie Smith 1z (2) 2. Paul McMahan 91x (1) 3. Josh Schneiderman 49 (5) 4. Craig Dollansky 7 (3) / 5. Jac Haudenschild R19 (4) 6. Brad Sweet 49s (19) 7. Austin McCarl 17A (8) 8. Ian Madsen 55 (6) 9. Chad Meyer 4H (9) 10. Cale Conley 3c (13) 11. David Gravel 89G (12) 12. Lance Dewease 30c (10) 13. Lasoski (21) 14. Ricky Logan 10a (15) 15. Dean Jacobs 97x (17) 16. Ed Lynch Jr. 2L (16) 17. Keith Bloom Jr. 27 (18) 18. Mike Reinke 02 (11) 19. Randy Hannagan 1x (14) 20. Dave Blaney 55x (7) 21. Gary Wright 9x (20) 22. Walker (22)

Walker jumped the initial start. It was going to be called back, but he contacted the wall and broke his rear axle, ending his race. Smith led the 22-lapper early on, and it would roll without a caution. McMahan tucked into second, with Haudenschild and Schneiderman behind him. Schneiderman was cruising on the low side and passed Haudenschild for third. Dollansky came along late in the going to claim the fourth and final transfer. Dave Blaney ended his Nationals on lap seven. It was the first time in 16 tries that he has not made the Nationals A main. Sweet needed a caution, but setttled for a 19th to 6th run. Gravel was named Rookie of the Nationals as the highest finishing Rookie.

A main (started): 1. Tim Shaffer 83 (7) 2. Donny Schatz 15 (4) 3. Shane Stewart 57 (8) 4. Dollansky (24) 5. Kerry Madsen 3 (11) 6. Greg Hodnett 22 (3) 7. McMahan (22) 8. Davey Heskin 56 (16) 9. Jason Johnson 41 (9) 10. Smith (21) 11. Daryn Pittman 13x (6) 12. Jason Sides 7s (14) 13. Schneiderman (23) 14. Brian Brown 21 (1) 15. Chad Kemenah 63 (17) 16. Dusty Zomer 91 (15) 17. Brandon Wimmer 7TW (20) 18. Erin Crocker 98 (19) 19. Sammy Swindell 1s (2) 20. Dale Blaney 2B (10) 21. Lynton Jeffrey 12 (13) 22. Steve Kinser 11 (5) 23. Skip Jackson 2 (12) 24. Joey Saldana 9 (18)

Swindell wrestled the early lead from Brown in the 50-lapper. Brown snuck outside Sammy down the frontstretch but was shut down on lap four. Saldana's motor went up in smoke on lap eight and brought a caution. The restart order was Swindell, Brown, Schatz, Shaffer and S. Kinser. The next 17 laps went green until the mandatory red on lap 25. Schatz took a slide at Swindell late for the lead but hit the break in second. Teams were given five minutes to change anything on the car. The restart saw Swindell ahead of Schatz, S. Kinser, Shaffer and Brown. Brown worked his way past Shaffer and S. Kinser retired with engine woes, but Brown blew a right rear tire on lap 34, and had to restart at the tail after making repairs. Schatz had taken a slider at Sammy, but was headed off. The lap 34 restart saw Swindell leading Schatz, Shaffer, Stewart and Dollansky, up from 24th. Once green again, Schatz and Sammy put on a clinic. Schatz took a couple of shots at the leader. He led lap 45, before Sammy came back in front to take 46. One lap later, Swindell's left rear tire would give way and he got upside down. The restart with three laps to go saw Schatz leading Shaffer, Stewart, Dollansky and Madsen. On lap 48, Shaffer slid in front of Schatz in turn four, but Schatz recovered to lead the lap. The next time around, Shaffer would get the job done and lead the last two laps for $150,000. The win was Shaffer's third career victory at Knoxville. Dollansky earned hard-charger honors and the clock, while Heskin was the highest finishing Knoxville regular.

Before the races, Jason Meyers' crew was awarded "Best Appearing". Jason Johnson's group was second ahead of Daryn Pittman's. Swindell was awarded with the "Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprintcar Title".

Misc Walking Around Knoxville Photos

Youngs Park is now acutally a Lake! Youngs Lake Youngs Lake
Youngs Lake Youngs Lake Youngs Lake
East entrance to track at Ideal Readymix plant East entrance to track Dingus Lounge
Outside front entrance of track Dingus Lounge Outside front entrance of track
Front entrance to track KNIA-KRLS Big Red Radion at front entrance Main entry to the Midway
Outside front entrance Checkered Flag cross walk at main entrance Outside front entrance
Inside front entrance Venders inside front entrance Inside front entrance
Venders inside front entrance Venders on east end of midway Venders on east end of midway
Inside front entrance Venders on east end of midway Venders on east end of midway
#7 Big Game Treestands car on midway Joey Saldana T-Shirt trailer on midway Goodyear Tire display on midway
Venders on east end of midway Miller Taste Zone on east end of midway Bass Pro Shops display on midway
Venders on east end of midway Jason Meyers T-Shirt trailer on midway Venders outside of Skate Pit
Venders on east end of midway Venders on east end of midway View of the walk of Champions on the midway
Venders on east end of midway Sprint Car & Midget Magazine booth A-Main line up T-Shirt trailer
Venders on midway Venders on midway Venders on midway
Track Ticket Office Main front entrance to track Main front entrance to track
Racingjunk.com booth Knoxville Chamber of Commerce booth View of midway
Outside Dyer Hudson Hall - Press Room Knoxville Pace Truck by Pella Motors Windstream.com trailer
Outside Dyer-Hudson Hall Iowa Speedway pace car Knoxville Nationals 50th Anniversary Logo
Midway Walk of Champions Pizza Hut Vender Venders on the midway
Midway Walk of Champions Venders on the midway Sprint Car racing simulators
Sprint Car racing simulators Sprint Car racing simulators Vendeers on the midway
Dish Network on the midway Venders on the midway Midway Walk of Champions
Venders on the midway Venders on the midway Venders on the midway
Venders on the midway Venders on the midway Midway Walk of Champions
Impact Racing on west end of midway Simpson vender on west end of midway Venders on west end of midway
Midway Walk of Champions Fast Frank's Lemonade Sprint Car simulator ride
Sprint Car simulator ride 50th Knoxville Nationals sigh at west end of midway Car on display at west end of midway
Sprint Car simulator ride Pit Shack Pit Shack
Outside of Arizona barn Budwewiser Clydesdales in AZ barn Budwewiser Clydesdales wagon
Budwewiser Clydesdales Budwewiser Clydesdales
Budwewiser Clydesdales Budwewiser Clydesdales Budwewiser Clydesdales Hauler
Budwewiser Clydesdales Hauler Hall of Fame raffle car Trade Show
Trade Show Trade Show Trade Show
Trade Show Trade Show Trade Show
Trade Show lounge area Trade Show
Trade Show Trade Show Trade Show
Trade Show Justin Zoch Editor of FlatOut Magazine at Trade ShowMISC Trade Show
Trade Show Trade Show Trade Show
Trade Show West end of midway West end of midway
Sprint Car Simulator ride Front straight of track Turn 4 & Scoreboard
Center of infield Outside of Pit Shack
David Gravel's Hauler Outside of turn 4 Outside of turn 4
Outside of turn 4 Brian Brown & Jason Meyers outside of turns 3 & 4 Brian Brown
Jason Meyers Danny Lasoski Danny Lasoski
Outside turns 3 & 4 Ben Gregg Brian Brown
Jonathan Allard's Hauler Jonathan Allard Trevor Green
Cars outside turns 3 & 4 Davey Heskin Cars outside turns 3 & 4
Jason Sides Tim Shaffer Cars outside turns 3 & 4
Gary Wright Gary Wright Austin McCarl
Outside turns 3 & 4 Erin Crocker Outside turns 3 & 4
Ty Bartz Hauler Brooke Tatnell Outside turns 3 & 4
Chris Schmelze Legend cars on the midway Past Nationals belt buckles
50th Annual Nationals Trophies in the Press Room Press Room interview area Press Room
Press Room Outside front entrance Outside front entrance on street
Outside front entrance Outside front entrance
Cars in old Pamida parking lott Steve Kinser Steve Kinser
Donny Schatz Donny Schatz Donny Schatz
Donny Schatz Craig Dollansky RV Campground with Sprint car on pole
North Campground Welcome to Knoxville North Campground
Sammy Swindel in Motel parking lot Sammy Swindell in Motel parking lot Rockstar truck
FVP booth on midway East end of midway East end of midway
Midway walk of champions "A" main line up T-Shirt trailer Vender on midway
Vender on midway Knoxville past winners Ricky Logan's Lucas Oil Hauler
Knoxville Pace truck Budweiser Clydesdales Budweiser Clydesdales
Budweiser Clydesdales Budweiser Clydesdales wagon Dean Jacobs
Danny Lasoski Lee Jacobs Outside turns 3 & 4
Zach Zimmerly Jason Sides Brooke Tatnell
Overhead view of the midway on east end Overhead view of the midway on east end Overhead view of he midway on east end
Overhead view of main entrance View facing east of O'Reillys & HyVee Udder's the Meating Place
Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast at Trade Show Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast at Trade Show Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast at Trade Show
Duke the Budweiser Clydesdale Dalmation Duke the Budweiser Clydesdale Dalmation The Budweiser Clydesdale's out for a walk
The Budweiser Clydesdale's out for a walk The Budweiser Clydesdale's out for a walk Toni Lutar
The Budweiser Clydesdale's out for a walk Hall of Fame & turn 2 Turns 1 & 2
View of the Infield from back straight View of the Infield from back straight Infield & turn 4
View of turn 3 View of turn 3 View of turns 1 & 2
Outside turn 3 Outside turns 3 & 4 Outside turns 3 & 4
View of turn 3 View behind backstraight grandstands Under backstraight grandstands
Under backstraight grandstands Under backstraight grandstands North entrance to track
Northe entrance to track Pizza Hut North entrance to track
Sam Hafertepe Jr. Mark Shirskekan Craig Dollansky
Kraig Kinser & Donny Schatz Donny Schatz Kraig Kinser
Jason Johnson's Hauler Jason Johnson Wayne Johnson's apparel tent at Mr. C's
Mr. C's View south from Mr. C's Rib Shack Beer tent
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Rib Shack National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Rotary Club tent at the Hall of Fame Street Legal Sprint Car
Knoxville Nationals Wall of Champions Knoxville Nationals Wall of Champions Knoxville Nationals Wall of Champions
Knoxville Nationals Wall of Champions Casey's General Store Outside turns 1 & 2
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Highway 14 looking North Outside turns 1 & 2
Outside turns 1 & 2 Donny Schatz apparel trailer Sprint Car Brick wall outside turns 1 & 2
Aunt B's Dinky Diner trailer Steve & Kraig Kinser's apparel trailer Sprint Car Mural wall outside turns 1 & 2
Venders outside turns 1 & 2 Outside turns 1 & 2 Outside turns 1 & 2
O'Reilly Auto Parts Outside HyVee parking lot Outside HyVee parking lot
Edora Speedway apparel trailer Outside turn 1 Venders in HyVee parking lot
Kin Folks trailer in HyVee parking lot Vender in HyVee parking Vender in HyVee parking
Vender in HyVee parking Tornados Racing Hauler HyVee
HyVee parking lot Venders in HyVee parking lot Venders in HyVee parking lot
Venders in HyVee parking lot Venders in HyVee parking lot Venders in HyVee parking lot
Marion County Pork Producers concession building Marion County Pork Producers concession building Venders on edge of HyVee parking lot
Main entrance to track Outside front entrance Dingus Lounge
Checkered flag crosswalk at front entrance Outside main entrance KNIA-KRLS Big Red radio at front entrance
Inside front entrance of Miday Goodyear Tires display on midway Goodyear Tires display on midway
Back side of midway Hospitality tent on midway back of main granstands and track office
Dollars for Schollars BBQ tent Overhead view of main entrance Overhead view of east end of midway
Overhead view of east end of midway Overhead view of east end of midway Overhead view of east end of midway
View behing main grandstands I-I80 Reststop, end of another awesome Nationals I-I80 Reststop, end of another awesome Nationals

 

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