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Knoxville Raceway Opening Night

April 27, 2013

Brian Brown's FVP Hauler Brian Brown Cole Wood's Hauler
Cole Wood TJ Muths Dakata Hendrickson
Bronson Maeschen Randy Martin Casey Frierichsen
Hall of Fame Museum Jody Rosenboom Skylar Prochaska
Jordan Goldsberry Ryan Bunton Shane Stewart
Garrett Dollansky Trevor Reynolds Josh Schneiderman
Jarrod Schneiderman Alan Gilbertson Casey Friedrichsen
RJ Johnson Laney Feight Matt Juhl
J Kinder Lee Grosz Mike Houseman
Rager Phillips Ian Madsen Brooke Tatnell
Lou Kennedy Thomas Kennedy Chad Heimbaugh
Tom Lenz Jon Agan 305 Pits
Nate Van Haaften Austin Johnson Tech Inspection Area
JD Johnson Joe Beaver Jake Strayer
Matt Moro Matt Moro's Ostrich Engines Nose Wing Jessie Gianetto
AJ Moeller Glen Saville Terry McCarl
Don Droud Jr. View of the pits Mike Moore
Austin McCarl Front Straight Knoxville Major Events sign outside the Pit Shack
Victory Lane Stage & Hall of Fame Turns 3 & 4 - Center of Infield Center of Infield
Center of Infield Center of Infield & turns 1 & 2 Victory Lane Stage & Hall of Fame
     

Results & Story by Bill Wright

Shane Stewart Paces Knoxville Raceway Opener!

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA, April 27, 2013 – Shane Stewart scored a convincing win in the 2013 opener at Knoxville Raceway's Pella Motors Race for Your School night Saturday. The Bixby, Oklahoma native was running the Indy Race Parts #71x for Bernie Steubgen. Clint Garner scored his 16th career win in the 360 class, while Larry Ball Jr. won the opener for the 305 class.

Pole-sitter Don Droud Jr. led the first circuit in the 20-lapper, while Stewart worked his way by front row starter, Terry McCarl. He then made the move for the lead sliding in front of Droud to complete lap two.

While Stewart pulled away and got into traffic, McCarl pressured Droud for second, taking the spot on lap eight. Dusty Zomer was able to move into third a lap later. With nine laps in the books, Austin McCarl, who had moved up to 13th, went up in smoke. The restart saw Stewart leading, McCarl, Zomer, Droud and Ian Madsen.

A frontstretch tangle involving Jody Rosenboom and Mike Moore slowed the pace on lap 12. It would be the final slowdown. Brian Brown, who suffered mechanical difficulties in his heat and made the feature by winning the B, was on the move from his 19th starting spot. By lap 13, he was into 6th and pressuring Droud for a top five spot.

Madsen worked by Zomer on lap 14 to move into third. Up front, Stewart was unchallenged to the finish for his fifth career 410 win here, with McCarl and Madsen in tow. Zomer held off Brown for fourth. Droud, Mark Dobmeier, Davey Heskin, Bronson Maeschen and Lynton Jeffrey rounded out the top ten.

Madsen set quick time and won his heat. Dustin Selvage and Shane Stewart won heats and Brown took the B. Jarrod Schneiderman was a flip victim in the B. He was uninjured.

"I've been absolutely terrible here at the weekly shows," said Stewart in Victory Lane. "I have to thank all the guys at Indy Race Parts. The car got kind of evil for me. I'd have a couple laps with some good lines…and then, I don't know if I had a steering issue, or maybe a tire getting big on me, but the cautions really saved me."

Tyler Groenendyk paced the field in the 18-lap 360 main event early on. A caution for debris came out with a lap in the books. Clint Garner loomed in second, but stumbled coming out of turn four on the restart, allowing Nate Van Haaften to cruise by. It would take three laps for Garner to move back by him.

With six laps recorded, Lee Grosz took a nasty ride down the backstretch after contact with Jon Agan. He was uninjured. It was the second season opener in a row that Grosz suffered a hard crash here.

Groenendyk led Garner, Van Haaften, Russ Hall and Jamie Ball back to green flag racing. Groenendyk set a good pace and maintained his lead. Garner would make his winning move on lap 12 in heavy lapped traffic. He would pull away after a restart with five laps to go for a stopped TJ Muths, and score the win. Groenendyk held onto second, ahead of Van Haaften, Russ Hall and Agan. Joe Beaver, Matt Moro, Ball, Randy Martin and Lou Kennedy Jr. completed the top ten.

Ball claimed quick time honors, while Martin, Thomas Kennedy and Tony Shilling took heat race wins. Muths won the B.

"I timed the restart wrong, and I don't know if (Van Haaften) hit me or what," said Garner of the early restart that saw him shuffled back. "I was crossed up, spun out and about ready to hit the cone…at least go on the wrong side of the cone. I did my best to fix it and nobody hit me. We were able to chase Tyler down and he did a great job. I can't wait to race with him the rest of the season."

J Kinder held the early advantage in the 12-lap 305 feature. Rookie Jake Strayer and Mike Mayberry were in tow early on before a lap two caution for Denny Dollison. Larry Ball Jr. restarted fifth, and on lap seven, he took the runner-up position from Strayer.

Ball used the low side of the track to reel in the leader, and he made his winning move coming for the white flag. It was his third career 305 win here. Kinder, Strayer, Matthew Stelzer and Matt Stephenson followed him. Mayberry, Alan Ambers, hard-charger, Stacey Alexander, Bob Hildreth and Mark Widmar completed the top ten.

Stephenson set a new track record in qualifying at 16.846 seconds. Stelzer and Ball Jr. won heat races.

"That's what I love about Knoxville…the lapped traffic," said Ball in Victory Lane. "I never would have caught him without that. Everyone is here to have fun in this class. It was a good time, I loved it."

Sunday, April 28 marks the 2nd Annual IMCA Shootout at Knoxville, featuring Modifieds, Sport Mods, Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks. Hot laps get underway at 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order, 1 lap): 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (13), 15.039; 2. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (30), 15.184; 3. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (25), 15.225; 4. 91, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (22), 15.33; 5. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (28), 15.426; 6. 71x, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (8), 15.436; 7. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (9), 15.463; 8. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (18), 15.481; 9. 47, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (4), 15.505; 10. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (32), 15.535; 11. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (5), 15.625; 12. 10, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (29), 15.651; 13. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (24), 15.695; 14. 2, Garrett Dollansky, Elk River, MN (15), 15.698; 15. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (6), 15.736; 16. 7K, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (2), 15.755; 17. 14P, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (1), 15.787; 18. 97G, Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA (19), 15.857; 19. 17M, Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL (14), 15.879; 20. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (7), 15.916; 21. 81, Austin Johnson, Shakopee, MN (21), 15.934; 22. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (31), 16.009; 23. 6R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (20), 16.024; 24. 7m, Geoff Dodge, Colorado Springs, CO (11), 16.049; 25. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (27), 16.088; 26. 69, Mike Moore, Des Moines, IA (10), 16.264; 27. 88, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (12), 16.344; 28. 35, Skyler Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (16), 16.357; 29. 71, Robert Bell, Colfax, IA (26), 16.649; 30. 97, Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN (3), 17.284; 31. 10V, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (17), 17.531; 32. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (33), 19.038; 33. 47AU, Trevor Reynolds, Perth, WA, Aust. (23), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 laps, NT: 1. Dustin Selvage (1); 2. Mark Dobmeier (2); 3. Dusty Zomer (5); 4. Bronson Maeschen (3); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 6. Joey Moughan (7) / 7. Skyler Prochaska (10); 8. Dakota Hendrickson (8); 9. Rob Kubli (9); 10. Brian Brown (6); 11. Glen Saville (11)

Heat two (started), 8 laps, NT: 1. Ian Madsen (6); 2. Terry McCarl (4); 3. Josh Schneiderman (3); 4. Brooke Tatnell (5); 5. Tasker Phillips (7); 6. Austin McCarl (11) / 7. Ryan Bunton (8); 8. Mike Moore (9); 9. Garrett Dollansky (2); 10. Robert Bell (10); 11. Jordan Goldesberry (1)

Heat three (started), 8 laps, NT: 1. Shane Stewart (5); 2. Don Droud Jr. (4); 3. Davey Heskin (6); 4. AJ Moeller (2); 5. Jody Rosenboom (1); 6. Rager Phillips (3) / 7. Jarrod Schneiderman (9); 8. Austin Johnson (7); 9. Alan Gilbertson (10); 10. Geoff Dodge (8); 11. Trevor Reynolds (11)

B main (started), 12 laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (1); 2. Garrett Dollansky (2); 3. Austin Johnson (4); 4. Mike Moore (5); 5. Ryan Bunton (6); 6. Skyler Prochaska (7) / 7. Robert Bell (11); 8. Dakota Hendrickson (3); 9. Alan Gilbertson (9); 10. Rob Kubli (8); 11. Jarrod Schneiderman (10) DNS – Jordan Goldesberry, Geoff Dodge, Glen Saville, Trevor Reynolds

A main (started), NT: 1. Shane Stewart (4); 2. Terry McCarl (2); 3. Ian Madsen (8); 4. Dusty Zomer (6); 5. Brian Brown (19); 6. Don Droud Jr. (1); 7. Mark Dobmeier (12); 8. Davey Heskin (7); 9. Bronson Maeschen (9); 10. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 11. Brooke Tatnell (5); 12. Tasker Phillips (17); 13. Ryan Bunton (23); 14. Rager Phillips (11); 15. Dustin Selvage (14); 16. Josh Schneiderman (10); 17. Skyler Prochaska (24); 18. Garrett Dollansky (20); 19. AJ Moeller (13); 20. Austin Johnson (21); 21. Jody Rosenboom (15); 22. Mike Moore (22); 23. Austin McCarl (18); 24. Joey Moughan (16). Lap Leaders: Droud 1, Stewart 2-20. Hard-charger: Brown.

360 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (12), 16.305; 2. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.415; 3. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (24), 16.455; 4. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (11), 16.484; 5. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (17), 16.484; 6. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (10), 16.556; 7. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (3), 16.586; 8. 45c, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (2), 16.593; 9. 21K, Lou Kennedy Jr., Winnipeg, MB, Can. (19), 16.598; 10. 17w, Cole Wood, Auburn, CA (6), 16.615; 11. 51, David Hall, Des Moines, IA (22), 16.626; 12. 2m, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (13), 16.676; 13. 14, Randy Martin, California, MO (4), 16.744; 14. 20K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (18), 16.747; 15. 98, JD Johnson, Wichita, KS (21), 16.768; 16. 9m, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (16), 16.77; 17. 2J, Zach Blurton, Great Bend, KS (27), 16.779; 18. 47T, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.817; 19. 68, Mike Houseman Jr., Des Moines, IA (28), 16.828; 20. 65, TJ Muths, Sedalia, MO (8), 16.85; 21. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (9), 16.917; 22. 09, Matt Juhl, Estherville, IA (26), 16.958; 23. 04, Chad Heimbaugh, Pleasant Hill, IA (1), 16.962; 24. 71, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (23), 17.003; 25. 10, Jesse Giannetto, Cedar Rapids, IA (25), 17.124; 26. 8, Laney Feight, Indianola, IA (14), 17.282; 27. 20, Casey Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA (15), NT; 28. DQ - 14J, Josh Riggins, Newton, IA (20).

Heat one (started), 7 laps, 1:56.4: 1. Randy Martin (2); 2. Cole Wood (1); 3. Tyler Groenendyk (4); 4. Joe Beaver (3); 5. Jamie Ball (6); 6. Josh Riggins (9) / 7. Mike Houseman Jr. (7); 8. Jesse Giannetto (5); 9. Matt Juhl (8) DNS – Ricky Montgomery

Heat two (started), 7 laps, 1:56.7: 1. Thomas Kennedy (2); 2. Russ Hall (4); 3. Jon Agan (6); 4. Zach Blurton (1); 5. David Hall (3); 6. Clint Garner (5) / 7. Chad Heimbaugh (8); 8. TJ Muths (7); 9. Laney Feight (9)

Heat three (started), 7 laps, 1:56.8: 1. Tony Shilling (1); 2. Lou Kennedy Jr. (4); 3. JD Johnson (2); 4. Matt Moro (3); 5. Lee Grosz (5); 6. Nate Van Haaften (6) / 7. RJ Johnson (8); 8. Tom Lenz (7) DNS – Casey Friedrichsen

B main (started), 8 laps, 2:19.8: 1. TJ Muths (2); 2. Mike Houseman Jr. (1); 3. RJ Johnson (6); 4. Matt Juhl (4); 5. Tom Lenz (3); 6. Ricky Montgomery (9) / 7. Jesse Giannetto (7); 8. Chad Heimbaugh (5); 9. Laney Feight (8) DNS – Casey Friedrichsen

A main (started), 18 laps, NT: 1. Clint Garner (4); 2. Tyler Groenendyk (2); 3. Nate Van Haaften (6); 4. Russ Hall (1); 5. Jon Agan (7); 6. Joe Beaver (5); 7. Matt Moro (12); 8. Jamie Ball (8); 9. Randy Martin (13); 10. Lou Kennedy Jr. (9); 11. David Hall (11); 12. Cole Wood (10); 13. Thomas Kennedy (14); 14. RJ Johnson (21); 15. JD Johnson (15); 16. Ricky Montgomery (24); 17. Mike Houseman Jr. (20); 18. Josh Riggins (18); 19. Matt Juhl (22); 20. Tony Shilling (17); 21. Zach Blurton (16); 22. TJ Muths (19); 23. Lee Grosz (3); 24. Tom Lenz (23). Lap Leaders: Groenendyk 1-11, Garner 12-18. Hard-charger: Montgomery.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 55, Matt Stephenson, Altoona, IA (4), 16.846 (NTR); 2. 5J, Larry Ball Jr., Knoxville, IA (6), 16.869; 3. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (19), 17.215; 4. R99, Nick Ross, Oskaloosa, IA (8), 17.23; 5. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (9), 17.429; 6. 39x, Alan Ambers, Knoxville, IA (16), 17.568; 7. 1K, Jake Strayer, Newton, IA (10), 17.571; 8. 88, J Kinder, Holts Summit, MO (18), 17.586; 9. 55KC, Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, IA (2), 17.701; 10. 29, Dalton Ryder, Webster City, IA (3), 18.069; 11. 7, Tanner Edwards, Van Meter, IA (13), 18.421; 12. 11s, Shadrach Sporaa, Iowa Falls, IA (11), 19.53; 13. 19K, Sarena Paul, Monroe, IA (14), 20.553; 14. 3D, Denny Dollison, Milo, IA (21), 20.757; 15. 126, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (5), 20.879; 16. 82, Lee Patterson, Des Moines, IA (20), 21.512; 17. 7W, Mark Widmar, Ottumwa, IA (1), NT; 18. 21, Bart Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA (7), NT; 19. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (12), NT; 20. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (15), NT; 21. 92c, Cody Ambers, Knoxville, IA (17), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 laps, NT: 1. Matthew Stelzer (5); 2. Mike Mayberry (4); 3. Bob Hildreth (2); 4. Matt Stephenson (6); 5. Jake Strayer (3); 6. Mark Widmar (8); 7. Dalton Ryder (7); 8. Shadrach Sporaa (1) DNS – Stacey Alexander, Kevin Hetrick, Mitchell Alexander

Heat two (started), 6 laps, NT: 1. Larry Ball Jr. (6); 2. J Kinder (3); 3. Alan Ambers (4); 4. Tanner Edwards (2); 5. Cody Ambers (8); 6. Nick Ross (5); 7. Lee Patterson (7); 8. Denny Dollison (9); 9. Sarena Paul (1) DNS – Bart Friedrichsen

A main (started), 12 laps, NT: 1. Larry Ball Jr. (7); 2. J Kinder (1); 3. Jake Strayer (2); 4. Matthew Stelzer (6); 5. Matt Stephenson (8); 6. Mike Mayberry (4); 7. Alan Ambers (3); 8. Stacey Alexander (18); 9. Bob Hildreth (9); 10. Mark Widmar (11); 11. Nick Ross (5); 12. Cody Ambers (12); 13. Tanner Edwards (10); 14. Dalton Ryder (13); 15. Sarena Paul (16); 16. Lee Patterson (15); 17. Shadrach Sporaa (14); 18. Denny Dollison (17) DNS – Mitchell Alexander, Bart Friedrichsen, Kevin Hetrick, Denny Dollison. Lap Leaders: Kinder 1-10, L. Ball 11-12. Hard-charger: S. Alexander.

 

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