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53rd Annual Knoxville Nationals August 7-10 2013

Wednesday 8-7-13

Tim Kaeding Lee Sowell Dale Blaney
David Gravel Paul McMahan Johnny Herrera
Paul McMahan's Hauler Ron Krysl Ian Madsen
Austin McCarl Skylar Prochaska Jeff Swindell
Randy Hannagan Push off area Sammy Swindell
Sammy Swindell Glen Saville Shane Stewart
Brady Bacon Jacob Allen Brandon Wimmer
Cap Henry Ed Lynch Jr. Brad Sweet
Jonathan Allard Daryn Pittman Donnie Schatz
Donnie Schatz Donnie Schatz James McFadden
Greg Hodnett Greg Hodnett Jonathan Allard
Davey Heskin Chad Kemenah View of the pits
Kyle Larson Dustin Selvage Justin Henderson
Justin Henderson Caleb Helms Dustin Morgan
Ed Lynch Jr. in Tech Inspection area View of the pits Kevin Ingle
Bob Weauve View of the pits JT Peterson
Kraig Kinser Kraig Kinser View of the pits
Jason Sides Vender Row Lynton Jeffrey
Side Panel on Lynton Jeffrey's car Danny Dietrich View of the pits
Sammy Swindell's pit Don Droud Jr. Victory Lane Stage & Hall of Fame
Turns 1 & 2 Turns 1 & 2 Victory Lane Stage & Hall of Fame
Center of Infield Center of Infield Center of Infield
Center of Infield Turns 3 & 4 Center of Infield
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Center of Infield Brad Sweet in the Press Room David Gravel in the Press Room
Top 3: Davide Gravel, Brad Sweet & Tim Kaeding David Gravel in the Press Room Tim Kaeding in the Press Room
David Gravel in the Press Room Brad Sweet Top 3: David Gravel, Brad Sweet & Tim Kaeding
Top 3: David Gravel, Brad Sweet & Tim Kaeding Top 3: David Gravel, Brad Sweet & Tim Kaeding
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Sammy Swindell Justin Henderson Kraig Kinser
Donnie Schatz Lynton Jeffrey & Sammy Swindell Kyle Larson & Sammy Swindell
Ian Madsen & Josh Scheiderman David Gravel & Greg Hodnett Ian Madsen & Josh Scheiderman
Shane Stewart & Justin Henderson Kraig Kinser & Paul McMahan Shane Stewart & Brad Sweet
Lynton Jeffrey, Donnie Schatz & Sammy Swindell Shane Stewart & Tim Kaeding Top 3: David Gravel, Brad Sweet & Tim Kaeding
Top 3: David Gravel, Brad Sweet & Tim Kaeding David Gravel w/Trophy David Gravel w/Trophy
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David Gravel David Gravel Kraig Kinser
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Thursday 8-8-13

Bill Balog Scott Winters Hauler Scott Winters
Kerry Madsen Kerry Madsen's Hauler Stevie Smith's Hauler
Roger Crocket Brian Brown Stevie Smith
Treu Gustin Ryan Bunton Joey Saldana
Chris Shirek Lance Dewease Lance Dewease
Brooke Tatnell Kevin Swindell Brad Loyet
View of the pits Danny Smith Thomas Kennedy
Rico Abreu Steve Kinser Steve Kinser
Kaley Gharst Jac Haudenschild Craig Dollansky's Hauler
Terry McCarl Danny Holtgraver Craig Dollansky
Paul Morris Wayne Johnson View of the pits
View of the pits AJ Moeller Brian Paulus
Greg Wilson's Hauler RJ Johnson View of the pits
View of the pits Cody Darrah Tim Shaffer
Bronson Maeschen View of the pits Sam Hafertepe Jr.
Sheldon Haudenschild Car in tech inspection line Mark Dobmeier
Rager Phillips Jimmy Light View of the pits
Jon Agan Bryan Clauson Josh Baugman
Josh Hodges Danny Lasoski Jerrod Schneiderman
Rob Kubli Bill Rose View of the pits
Victory Lane & Hall of Fame Turns 1 & 2 Victory Lane Stage & Hall of Fame
Center of Infield Center of Infield Center of Infield
Center of Infield Turns 3 & 4 Victory Lane Stage & Hall of Fame
Victory Lane Stage & Hall of Fame Top 3: Brian Brown, Kerry Madsen & Kevin Swindell Brian Brown in the Press Room
Kerry Madsen in the Press Room Kerry Madsen & Brian Brown in the Press Room Kevin Swindell in the Press Room
Kevin Swindell in the Press Room Joey Saldana in the Press Room Top 3: Top 3: Brian Brown, Kerry Madsen & Kevin Swindell
Top 3: Brian Brown, Kerry Madsen & Kevin Swindell
Mike Campbell Photos

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Hall of Fame Museum Theater Media gathering Cars in Lobby of Hall of Fame Museum Steve Kinser
Jac Haudenschild and his daughters Paul Morris & Crew Kasey Kahne
Rico Abreu Cody Darrah Bryan Clauson
Terry McCarl Kerry Madsen Kevin Swindell
Cody Darrah & Joey Saldana Kerry Madsen & Jac Haudenschild RJ Johnson & Steve Kinser
Kevin Swindell & Jerrod Schneiderman Robbie Wolfgan & Jon Agan Brian Brown & Kerry Madsen
Joey Saldana & Craig Dolansky Brian Brown celebrates in Victory Lane Top 3: Brian Brown, Kerry Madsen & Kevin Swindell
Brian Brown & Crew in Victory Lane Brian Brown with trophy
Doug Johnson Photos

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Joey Saldana Craig Dollanky, Terry McCarl & Cody Darrah 3 Wide Brian Brown
Top 3: Brian Brown, Kerry Madsen & Kevin Swindell Brian Brown with the trophy

Friday 8-9-13

Victory Lane & Hall of Fame Front straigh & turns 1 & 2 Center of Infield
Center of Infield Center of Infield Center of Infield
Turns 3 & 4 Front straight & turns 3 & 4 Turn 1
Mike Campbell Photos

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Ed Lynch & Crew Kerry & Ian Madsen Randy Hannagan family & crew
Robbie Wolfgang & Logan Schuchart McFadden, Wolfgang, Shaffer & McCarl crash McFadden, Wolfgang, Shaffer & McCarl crash
Kyle Larson & Cap Henry Kyle Larson celebrates in victory lane Kyle Larson in Victory Lane
Top 4: Kyle Larson, Cap Henry, Chad Kemenah & Jac Haudenschild Kyle Larson with his trophy Kyle Larson with the big check
Lyle Larson with the big check Top 3: Brooke Tatnell & Tim Kaeding & Daryn Pittman Topd 3: Brooke Tatnell & Tim Kaeding & Daryn Pittman
Brooke Tatnell & Crew Brooke Tatnell with his trophy
Doug Johnson Photos

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Brooke Tatnell & Danny Dietrich Kyle Larson Brooke Tatnell & Daryn Pittman
Brooke Tatnell
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Kyle Larson in Victory Lane Kyle Larson in Victory Lane Kyle Larson with Crew
Top 3: NSSN World Challenge: Tatnell, Tim Kaeding & Pittman Top 3: NSSN World Challenge: Tatnell, Tim Kaeding & Pittman Brook Tatnel with Crew
Brook Tatnel with Trophy

Saturday 8-10-13

Victory Lane Stage Victory Lane Stage and Hall of Fame Turn 1
Front Straight & Turns 1 & 2 Center of Infield Center of Infield
Center of Infield Center of Infield
Mike Campbell Photos

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Justin Henderson, 2013 Best Appearing Car 2013 Queens Court Cole Wood, 2013 Best Dressed Crew
Kevin Swindell, 2013 Iowa Sprint Week Mr. Sprint Car Award/big> Jeff Swindell with broken nose wing Sam Hafertepe Jr.
Parade Lap Donny Schatz & Kevin Swindell Donny Schatz & Joey Saldana
Donnie Schatz celebrates in Victory Lane Brian Brown, the agony of defeat Top 3: Schatz, Brown & Henderson
Donny Schatz with the Big Check Donny Schatz with the Big Check 2013 Media Members of the Year: Kendra Jacobs & Steve Post
Doug Johnson Photos

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4 Wide Parade Lap Donny Schatz Celebrates in Victory Lane Top 3: Schatz, Brown & Henderson
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Results & Story by Bryan Hulbert & Bill Wright

Gravel Coasts to Victory in Knoxville Opener 

Bryan Hulbert / Bill Wright - KNOXVILLE, Ia. (August 7, 2013) The 53rd running of the FVP Knoxville Nationals kicked off with David Gravel picking up his first Knoxville Raceway triumph on Racingjunk.com qualifying night, crossing under the double checkered flags by 0.929 seconds as the fuel cell ran dry. 

Starting his night timing eleventh quick, the FMR Racing No.6 coasted across the line for third in Heat one with an expired engine.   

"I was nervous there. That was our best motor we blew up and this was our little motor," commented Gravel. 

"With the track slicking off like this, you know it was just perfect.  It ran awesome but with about four to go, it started stumbling and man, I just got past the finish line. I had no fuel left at all, and I was scared to make weight; but we made weight.  It was a stressful night; a very, very, stressful night." 

Working on early leader Greg Hodnett following a caution for Johnny Herrera, the Wright Process Systems No. 6 shot to the cushion to complete the pass on Lap three exiting turn four. 

Restarting following a caution on lap seven, Gravel pulled a ten car length advantage on Hodnett with Josh Schneiderman going after the Eagle Steel No. 39, but ultimately surrendered third to Brad Sweet before the caution flew again on Lap nine for the No. 18 of Ian Madsen. 

Taking the green with 16 laps to go, Sweet jumped to the runner up spot as Josh Schneiderman’s night came to a close, while running fourth, with a broken rear-end assembly. 

Underway for the final time, Gravel went uncontested to the finish. Brad Sweet crossed second, with Tim Kaeding coming from twelfth to complete the podium. Greg Hodnett crossed fourth with Daryn Pittman earning the hard charger of the night, coming from twenty-fourth to complete the top five. 

Shane Stewart settled for sixth with Justin Henderson seventh.  Paul McMahan crossed eighth followed by B-Feature winner Jason Sides. Defending FVP Knoxville Nationals Champion, Donny Schatz, completed the top ten after finishing third in the B-Feature. 

Shane Stewart and Justin Henderson are currently tied in the points after the opening night of the FVP Knoxville Nationals with 481. Brad Sweet (480), Paul McMahan (477), David Gravel (474) complete the top five. 

The 53rd FVP Knoxville Nationals continues on Thursday, August 8 with Hot Laps scheduled for 7:15 P.M. (CDT). News and information can be found at http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com. 

410 Results 

Time Trials (Qualifying Order): 1. 51, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (27), 15.210;  2. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (7), 15.218;  3. 1D, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (19), 15.227;  4. 57, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (38), 15.253;   5. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (1), 15.274;  6. 7s, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (32), 15.289;  7. 49K, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (26), 15.296;   8. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (14), 15.312;  9. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (15), 15.335;  10. 1KL, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (12), 15.388;  11. 6, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (25), 15.420;  12. 2B, Dale Blaney, Fowler, OH (11), 15.432;   13. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (6), 15.444;  14. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (20), 15.462;  15. 39, Greg Hodnett, Thomasville, PA (8), 15.477;  16. 7K, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (9), 15.477;  17. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (17), 15.528;  18. 48, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (4), 15.529;  19. 63, Chad Kemenah, Elvada, OH (35), 15.530;  20. 54, Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH (34), 15.533;  21. 47, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (41), 15.538;   22. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (37), 15.539;  23. 11N, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (48), 15.547;  24. 83JR, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (42), 15.560;   25. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (22), 15.569;  26. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 15.585;  27. 2L, Ed Lynch Jr., Apollo, PA (28), 15.605;   28. 0, Jonathan Allard, Chico, CA (21), 15.617;  29. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (10), 15.632;  30. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (39), 15.649;   31. 19M, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (13), 15.668;  32. 9w, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (36), 15.724;  33. 1a, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (3), 15.731;  34. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (31), 15.759;  35. 45x, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (29), 15.761;  36. 55xm, James McFadden, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (33), 15.766;  37. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (5), 15.770;  38. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (44), 15.806;  39. 10V, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (24), 15.882;   40. 2s, Lee Sowell, Lake Cormorant, MS (40), 15.931;  41. 93, Dustin Morgan, Tulsa, OK (49), 15.966;  42. 17w, Cole Wood, Auburn, CA (2), 16.031;  43. 2m, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (46), 16.047;  44. 40, Caleb Helms, Findlay, OH (23), 16.106;  45. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (16), 16.187;  46. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (45), 16.218;  47. 20PK, Ron Krysl, Atkinson, NE (47), 17.133;  48. 12P, TJ Peterson, Des Moines, IA (43), 17.147; 49. 45J, Mark Johnson, Des Moines, IA (30), NT. 

Heat one (started), 10 laps, 2:37.0: 1. Don Droud Jr. (4);  2. James McFadden (1);  3. David Gravel (6);  4. Paul McMahan (8) / 5. Dustin Selvage (5);  6. Brent Marks (2);  7. Jason Sides (7);  8. Tasker Phillips (3) / 9. Dustin Morgan (9);  10. Dustin Clark (10)

Heat two (started), 10 laps, 2:40.0: 1. Brandon Wimmer (2);  2. Jeff Swindell (4);  3. Brad Sweet (7);  4. Bob Weuve (1) / 5. Ed Lynch Jr. (3);   6. Lynton Jeffrey (8);  7. Sammy Swindell (5);  8. Dale Blaney (6) / 9. Cole Wood (9);  10. Ron Krysl (10)

Heat three (started), 10 laps, 2:41.1: 1. Randy Hannagan (4);  2. Justin Henderson (8);  3. Brady Bacon (1);  4. Ian Madsen (6) / 5. Donny Schatz (7);  6. Jacob Allen (2);  7. Jonathan Allard (3);  8. Danny Dietrich (5) / 9. Matt Moro (9);  10. TJ Peterson (10)

Heat four (started), 10 laps, 2:37.3: 1. Tim Kaeding (4);  2. Shane Stewart (8);  3. Skylar Prochaska (2);  4. Josh Schneiderman (6) / 5. Daryn Pittman (7);  6. Austin McCarl (3);  7. Glen Saville (1);  8. Caleb Helms (9) / 9. Chad Kemenah (5) DNS – Mark Johnson

Heat five (started), 10 laps, 2:40.3: 1. Johnny Herrera (2);  2. Kraig Kinser (3);  3. Jason Johnson (4);  4. Greg Hodnett (6) / 5. Kyle Larson (7);   6. Davey Heskin (8);  7. Cap Henry (5);  8. Lee Sowell (1) / 9. Kevin Ingle (9)

C main (started), 8 laps, 2:10.2: 1. Chad Kemenah (1);  2. Matt Moro (4);  3. Cole Wood (3);  4. Ron Krysl (7);  6. Dustin Morgan (2) DNS - Kevin Ingle, Dustin Clark, Mark Johnson

B main (started), 12 laps, NT: 1. Jason Sides (3);  2. Lynton Jeffrey (1);  3. Donny Schatz (5);  4. Daryn Pittman (4) / 5. Davey Heskin (2);  6. Kyle Larson (6);  7. Sammy Swindell (9);  8. Dustin Selvage (8);  9. Jonathan Allard (14);  10. Tasker Phillips (12);  11. Austin McCarl (15);   12. Cap Henry (11);  13. Danny Dietrich (10);  14. Jacob Allen (17);   15. Cole Wood (23);  16. Caleb Helms (20);  17. Glen Saville (18);   18. Brent Marks (16);  19. Matt Moro (22);  20. Ed Lynch Jr. (13);   21. Ron Krysl (24);  22. Dale Blaney (7);  23. Lee Sowell (19);  24. Chad Kemenah (21)

A main (started), 25 laps, NT: 1. David Gravel (4);  2. Brad Sweet (5);  3. Tim Kaeding (12);  4. Greg Hodnett (1);  5. Daryn Pittman (24);   6. Shane Stewart (6);  7. Justin Henderson (7);  8. Paul McMahan (8);   9. Jason Sides (21);  10. Donny Schatz (23);  11. Jason Johnson (13);   12. Brandon Wimmer (15);  13. Brady Bacon (20);  14. Lynton Jeffrey (22);   15. Randy Hannagan (11);  16. Don Droud Jr. (9);  17. James McFadden (18);  18. Ian Madsen (3);  19. Jeff Swindell (10);  20. Skylar Prochaska (16);  21. Bob Weuve (19);  22. Kraig Kinser (14);  23. Josh Schneiderman (2);  24. Johnny Herrera (17). Lap Leaders: Hodnett 1-2, Gravel 3-25. Hard-charger: Pittman.

Brian Brown Tops Casey’s Qualifying Night at Knoxville 

Bryan Hulbert / Bill Wright - KNOXVILLE, Ia. (August 8, 2013) It didn’t take Brian Brown long to get to the front of the field in Friday’s Casey’s General Stores qualifying night feature, as the Casey’s/FVP No. 21 shot to the point exiting low in turn two on Roger Crockett on a Lap 2 restart. 

"Man I’m so happy," said an elated Brian Brown in Knoxville Victory Lane. "I was so nervous going into tonight. I didn’t want to let all those people down that thought we were supposed to be up here down." 

Pulling Kerry Madsen into the runner up spot, the duo began dicing for the lead as the caution displayed on Lap 3. 

At speed, Madsen put the Keneric Racing No. 29 to the cushion with Brown able to throw the block. Battling back after falling back to fifth, second starting Scott Winters pulled to third on Lap 4 while Brown opened his advantage to 1.332 seconds. 

Slowing again on Lap 8 for the stalled No. 4A of Jon Agan, the restart saw Brown work the hub with Madsen again railing the cushion. Producing a run down the back straight, Madsen dove for the lead through turns three and four; sliding across the nose of Brown’s No. 21. Giving the Grain Valley, Mo. shoe just enough room to drive across the racing surface, Brown reclaimed the lead at the line. 

Closing on slower traffic on Lap 15, the advantage stood at 0.742 seconds with traffic allowing Madsen to make up four-tenths by Lap 19 as the pair began pulling slide jobs on the back markers in a high speed game of cat and mouse. 

Pulling as close as two-tenths on Brown, traffic would finally clear with two laps to run, giving Brian Brown enough room to pull to a 0.812 second advantage at the checkered flag, putting the FVP No. 21 outside the  front row of Saturday’s 50 lap feature event, next to Joey Saldana who place fifth in the night’s feature event. 

Kerry Madsen held onto second and earned the eighth starting spot in Saturday’s feature event. "Obviously disappointed to not get the job done there, but the reality is, I should have good points for Saturday night, and it’s a far cry from where we were at this point," commented Madsen on his runner up finish. 

Kevin Swindell came from sixth to complete the podium; his fifth in as many starts in the Southern Iowa Speedweek. "I really thought I was going to steal one from them in traffic ‘cause I was the only one down on the bottom that was kinda rolling good. Just slipped there once, but we’ve run five nights with five podiums, and a win, so I’m excited to be locked into this deal and go in with a little momentum." 

Swindell will roll from the ninth starting spot in Saturday’s FVP Knoxville Nationals championship feature. 

Roger Crockett held on to fourth with the night’s quick timer, Joey Saldana, advancing from eighth. Coming from the B-Feature, Cody Darrah clawed from twenty-second to sixth. After moving back into the top three early on, Scott Winters faded to seventh with Craig Dollansky, Terry McCarl, and Stevie Smith completing the top ten. 

Friday’s program will again provide drivers a chance to race into Saturday’s feature event, giving the top four in Friday’s A-Main a chance at rows nine and ten in Saturday’s 50 lap feature event. 

Hot Laps Friday, August 9 are scheduled to begin at 7:15 P.M. (CDT). For news, updates, and further information, log onto http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com 

410 Results 

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 71m, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (7), 15.387;  2. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (14), 15.397;  3. 11, Steve Kinser, Bloomington, IN (19), 15.443;  4. 6BR, Bill Rose, Plainfield, IN (4), 15.477;  5. 33, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (10), 15.478;  6. 4, Cody Darrah, Red Lion, PA (11), 15.493;  7. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (27), 15.521;  8. 71s, Kevin Swindell, Bartlett, TN (8), 15.539;  9. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (34), 15.555;  10. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (6), 15.582;  11. 13v, Seth Brahmer, Wisner, NE (15), 15.604;  12. 29, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust (49), 15.616;  13. 19s, Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, OK (32), 15.617;  14. 82, Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN (31), 15.621;  15. 11c, Roger Crockett, Medford, OR (2), 15.625;  16. 7, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (36), 15.641;  17. 91, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (37), 15.665;  18. 45, Danny Holtgraver, Pittsburgh, PA (39), 15.667;  19. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (42), 15.683;  20. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (24), 15.746;  21. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (23), 15.769;  22. 59, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (25), 15.778;  23. 71J, R.J. Johnson, Tampa, FL (47), 15.824;  24. 20K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (18), 15.826;  25. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (45), 15.861;  26. 9P, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (26), 15.874;  27. 4s, Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH (17), 15.898;  28. 6R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (29), 15.914;  29. 80, Trey Gustin, West Union, OH (16), 15.953;  30. 74x, Josh Hodges, Tijeras, NM (5), 15.954;   31. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (22), 16.007;  32. 28, Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN (51), 16.008;  33. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (9), 16.016;  34. 27, Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, PA (44), 16.036;  35. 4A, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (40), 16.056;  36. 17, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (46), 16.065;  37. 14AJ, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (30), 16.086;  38. 88, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (13), 16.093;  40. 1B, Robby Wolfgang, Sioux Falls, SD (53), 16.292;  41. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (52), 16.327;  42. 1K, Chris Shirek, Thompson, ND (50), 16.328;  43. 1s, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (3), 16.346;  44. 44w, Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens, WA (43), 16.353;  45. 23, Jimmy Light, West Springfield, PA (28), 16.388;  46. 7G, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (21), 16.395;  47. 83, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (12), 16.429;  48. 69, Mike Moore, Des Moines, IA (38), 16.586;  49. 21x, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN (41), 16.621;  50. 1x, Tony Bruce Jr., Owasso, OK (48), 16.702;  51. 01, Paul Morris, Gold Coast, QLD, Aus (33), 16.829;  52. 71, Robert Bell, Colfax, IA (1), NT; 53. 93H, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (20), NT.

Heat one (started), 10 laps, NT: 1. Jack Dover (1);  2. Mark Dobmeier (4);  3. Craig Dollansky (5);  4. Joey Saldana (8) / 5. Cody Darrah (7);   6. Rager Phillips (3);  7. Rob Kubli (2);  8. AJ Moeller (9) / 9. Seth Brahmer (6);  10. Kaley Gharst (10)

Heat two (started), 10 laps, NT: 1. Wayne Johnson (1);  2. Kerry Madsen (6);  3. Jac Haudenschild (4);  4. Brian Paulus (2) / 5. Dusty Zomer (5);   6. Tim Shaffer (10);  7. Rico Abreu (7);  8. Chris Shirek (9) / 9. Danny Smith (3);  10. Bronson Maeschen (8) 

Heat three (started), 10 laps, NT: 1. Stevie Smith (6);  2. Steve Kinser (8);  3. Bill Balog (2);  4. Kevin Swindell (7) / 5. Danny Holtgraver (5);  6. R.J. Johnson (4);  7. Logan Schuchart (9);  8. Mike Moore (10) / 9. Jarrod Schneiderman (1);  10. Ryan Bunton (3) 

Heat four (started), 10 laps, 2:45.0: 1. Terry McCarl (5);  2. Brian Brown (7);  3. Scott Winters (6);  4. Brad Loyet (1) / 5. Lance Dewease (2);   6. Thomas Kennedy (4);  7. Austen Wheatley (9);  8. Bryan Clauson (10) / 9. Trey Gustin (3);  10. Bill Rose (8)

Heat five (started), 10 laps, 2:46.9: 1. Robby Wolfgang (1);  2. Jon Agan (2);  3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5);  4. Roger Crockett (6) / 5. Danny Lasoski (8);  6. Brooke Tatnell (7);  7. Josh Hodges (3);  8. Greg Wilson (4) / 9. Tony Bruce Jr. (10);  10. Jimmy Light (9)

C main (started), 8 laps, 2:15.1: 1. Bronson Maeschen (1);  2. Tony Bruce Jr. (7);  3. Bill Rose (2);  4. Kaley Gharst (3) / 5. Danny Smith (4);   6. Jimmy Light (8);  7. Trey Gustin (6);  8. Paul Morris (5);    DNS - Seth Brahmer, Ryan Bunton, Jarrod Schneiderman, Robert Bell, Sheldon Haudenschild

B main (started), 12 laps, 3:27.4: 1. Danny Lasoski (1);  2. Cody Darrah (2);  3. Rico Abreu (3);  4. Dusty Zomer (5) / 5. Brooke Tatnell (4);   6. Danny Holtgraver (6);  7. Rager Phillips (10);  9. R.J. Johnson (7);   10. Greg Wilson (9);  11. Lance Dewease (13);  12. Tony Bruce Jr. (22);   13. Josh Hodges (11);  14. Logan Schuchart (16);  15. Austen Wheatley (17);  16. Bill Rose (23);  17. Bryan Clauson (20);  18. Rob Kubli (12);   19. Kaley Gharst (24);  20. Mike Moore (19);  21. AJ Moeller (14);   22. Chris Shirek (15);  23. Tim Shaffer (18);  24. Bronson Maeschen (21);

A main (started), 25 laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (5);  2. Kerry Madsen (4);  3. Kevin Swindell (6);  4. Roger Crockett (1);  5. Joey Saldana (8);   6. Cody Darrah (22);  7. Scott Winters (2);  8. Craig Dollansky (9);   9. Terry McCarl (10);  10. Stevie Smith (3);  11. Danny Lasoski (21);   12. Wayne Johnson (18);  13. Dusty Zomer (24);  14. Mark Dobmeier (12);   15. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (11);  16. Jack Dover (17);  17. Steve Kinser (7);   18. Jac Haudenschild (13);  19. Bill Balog (15);  20. Brad Loyet (19);   21. Rico Abreu (23);  22. Robby Wolfgang (20);  23. Brian Paulus (14);   24. Jon Agan (16). Lap Leaders: K. Swindell 1-2, Brown 3-25. Hard-charger: Darrah.

Kyle Larson Hustles into Knoxville Victory Lane 

Bryan Hulbert / Bill Wright - KNOXVILLE, Ia. (August 9, 2013) Drama abounded at the Knoxville Raceway Friday night as Kyle Larson raced to victory on National Speed Sport News qualifying night aboard the Abreu Vineyards No. 1KL, earning the seventeenth starting spot in Saturday’s $150,000 to win FVP Knoxville Nationals championship feature. 

The 25 lap A-Feature began with a bang of sorts, as James McFadden spun across the track after tagging the back of Logan Schuchart entering turn one, collecting Austin McCarl, Robby Wolfgang, Tim Shaffer, and Rager Phillips. All drivers emerged unscathed. 

Crossing 5.054 seconds ahead of Cap Henry, a caution with eight laps remaining allowed Larson to build his advantage as leaders were graced with a clear racetrack.   

"I struggle in lapped traffic," admitted Larson after his second career Knoxville victory. "I was really good in clean air, but once I got into dirty air I was pretty tight, and worried. I didn’t know how close second place was. Thankfully that yellow came out because I didn’t think I was ever going to get by that No. 49 car. From there I had clean air, and that was the key to winning." 

Cap Henry crossed second to earn his first career FVP Knoxville Nationals start as slower traffic racing with the leaders played to the advantage of the Champion Brands No. 54 on Lap 14, allowing Henry to work past Chad Kemenah. 

"Me and A.J.  are pretty good at making our cars really tight, and going where other people won’t and it showed tonight," commented Henry on his finish. "I’m pretty excited. My goal was to run in the "B" so I guess we just skipped that and made the "A" Main." 

Kemenah ended up third with Jac Haudenschild taking the final spot into Saturday’s Feature event. Each of the top four finishers earned a $4,000 check for their finish. 

Brandon Wimmer completed the top five with Jason Johnson sixth. Wayne Johnson, who transferred out of the first "B" Feature, clawed from twenty-first to seventh. Randy Hannagan, Jeff Swindell, and Davey Heskin completed the top ten. 

Going back to the first B-Feature, Sammy Swindell crossed under the checkered flag with the car running out of fuel. Barely holding the transfer spot, the scales would deliver the final blow to Swindell’s night as the Platinum Edition No. 1 crossed light; putting Danny Dietrich in the show and placing Swindell in the "E" Feature on Saturday. 

The second consolation feature saw R.J. Johnson lead until the final lap, only to cross fourth after contact with the wall cost the Tampa, Florida native dearly. Tim Shaffer, Austin McCarl, and Don Droud, Jr. moved on. 

The National Speed Sport News World Challenge went to Australia’s Brooke Tatnell. Chasing down Jason Johnson from the start, slower traffic brought the opportunity Tatnell needed; getting the slide job on Johnson on the sixteenth circuit to earn the $10,000 bounty. 

"I was asked at the Queen’s Pageant the other night what we thought our chances were and I said, we had a better chance of winning the Queen’s Pageant than winning the Nationals. Somehow we just got prettier overnight," quipped the jubilant Brooke Tatnell. 

Asked if he would take the "golden ticket" into Saturday’s feature event, Tatnell replied, "Can I have no seconds to think about it? I’m taking it baby. I’m taking it to the big dance." 

Tim Kaeding worked to second on Lap 21 followed quickly by Daryn Pittman. Jason Johnson settled for fourth with Donny Schatz rebounding to fifth after falling as far back as eighth. 

 The 53rd running of the FVP Knoxville Nationals concludes Saturday, August 10 with Hot Laps starting at 7:15 P.M. (CDT). The night will begin with the "E" Feature. Each consolation feature will take the top four drivers further up the ladder. 

With Brooke Tatnell taking the #55 into Saturday’s 50 lap feature event, 25 drivers will now start the biggest Sprint Car race in the world for the first time ever. 

For further information about the Knoxville Raceway, including news, points, and driver profiles log onto http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com   

410 Results 

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 1 lap: 1. 63, Chad Kemenah, Elvada, OH (29), 15.762;  2. 59, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (17), 15.763;  3. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (15), 15.895;  4. 1KL, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (69), 15.901;  5. 71J, R.J. Johnson, Tampa, FL (9), 15.958;  6. 48, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (41), 16.007;  7. 40, Caleb Helms, Findlay, OH (49), 16.042;  8. 54, Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH (11), 16.052;  9. 7K, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (40), 16.053;  10. 11N, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (34), 16.055;  11. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (57), 16.063;  12. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (37), 16.073;  13. 2L, Ed Lynch Jr., Apollo, PA (7), 16.085;  14. 9w, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (14), 16.087;  15. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (61), 16.115;   16. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (42), 16.120;  17. 1s, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (38), 16.122;  18. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (54), 16.132;   19. 55xm, James McFadden, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (13), 16.153;  20. 45, Danny Holtgraver, Pittsburgh, PA (44), 16.153;  21. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (27), 16.159;  22. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (30), 16.177;   23. 1B, Robby Wolfgang, Sioux Falls, SD (5), 16.189;  24. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (28), 16.19;  25. 27, Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, PA (51), 16.204;  26. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (70), 16.211;  27. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (36), 16.220;  28. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (1), 16.221;  29. 0, Jonathan Allard, Chico, CA (46), 16.225;  30. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (62), 16.228;  31. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (4), 16.236;  32. 47, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (23), 16.241;  33. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (25), 16.245;  34. 83, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (45), 16.271;  35. 17w, Cole Wood, Auburn, CA (24), 16.302;  36. 19M, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (56), 16.308;  37. o5L, Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO (18), 16.353;   38. 6R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (31), 16.353;  39. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (22), 16.381;  40. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (59), 16.385;  41. 9P, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (47), 16.387;  42. 1x, Tony Bruce Jr., Owasso, OK (26), 16.403;  43. 17, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (53), 16.437;  44. 14AJ, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (65), 16.449;  45. 6BR, Bill Rose, Plainfield, IN (55), 16.511;  46. 93H, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (10), 16.537;  47. 45x, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (63), 16.575;  48. 4s, Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH (12), 16.584;  49. 2B, Dale Blaney, Fowler, OH (71), 16.606;  50. 20K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (39), 16.614;  51. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (58), 16.622;  52. 69, Mike Moore, Des Moines, IA (3), 16.635;  53. 1K, Chris Shirek, Thompson, ND (2), 16.637;  54. 44w, Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens, WA (50), 16.715;  55. 21x, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN (48), 16.742;  56. 23, Jimmy Light, West Springfield, PA (43), 16.784;  57. 93, Dustin Morgan, Tulsa, OK (66), 16.819;  58. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (33), 16.865;  59. 74x, Josh Hodges, Tijeras, NM (68), 16.875;  60. 88, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (60), 16.898;  61. 1a, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (32), 16.914;  62. 80, Trey Gustin, West Union, OH (6), 16.922;  63. 2s, Lee Sowell, Lake Cormorant, MS (67), 17.011;   64. 10V, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (35), 17.263;  65. 01, Paul Morris, Gold Coast, QLD, Aus (16), 17.302;  66. 12P, TJ Peterson, Des Moines, IA (20), 17.394;  67. 20PK, Ron Krysl, Atkinson, NE (21), 17.640;  68. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (19), 17.907;  69. 7G, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (8), NT;  70. 71, Robert Bell, Colfax, IA (52), NT;  71. 28, Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN (64), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 laps, 2:10.6: 1. James McFadden (1);  2. Ed Lynch Jr. (2);  3. Chad Kemenah (4) / 4. Brad Loyet (7);  5. Bronson Maeschen (6);  6. Caleb Helms (3);  7. Lance Dewease (5);  8. Dale Blaney (9);   9. Jack Dover (8);  10. Jacob Allen (11);  11. Bryan Clauson (10);   12. Ron Krysl (12)

Heat two (started), 8 laps, NT: 1. Jac Haudenschild (4);  2. Brandon Wimmer (2);  3. Cap Henry (3) / 4. Don Droud Jr. (6);  5. Thomas Kennedy (7);   6. Wayne Johnson (8);  7. Trey Gustin (9);  8. Jimmy Light (10);  9. Kevin Ingle (11);  10. Ryan Bunton (5);  11. Danny Holtgraver (1) DNS – Rico Abreu

Heat three (started), 8 laps, 2:09.1: 1. Davey Heskin (2);  2. Josh Schneiderman (1);  3. Dustin Selvage (3) / 4. Sammy Swindell (4);  5. Kraig Kinser (6);  6. Brooke Tatnell (5);  7. Bill Rose (8);  8. Kaley Gharst (10);  9. Skylar Prochaska (9);  10. Lee Sowell (11);  11. Rob Kubli (7) DNS -  Dustin Morgan

Heat four (started), 8 laps, 2:09.3: 1. Randy Hannagan (3);  2. Kyle Larson (4);  3. Tasker Phillips (1) / 4. Austin McCarl (2);  5. Brady Bacon (7);   6. Tim Shaffer (6);  7. Sheldon Haudenschild (8);  8. AJ Moeller (5);   9. Mike Moore (9);  10. Bob Weuve (10);  11. Glen Saville (11);  12. Brian Paulus (12)

Heat five (started), 8 laps, 2:12.1: 1. Robby Wolfgang (1);  2. Logan Schuchart (2);  3. Rager Phillips (7) / 4. Jonathan Allard (5);  5. Johnny Herrera (8);  6. R.J. Johnson (4);  7. Josh Hodges (10);  8. Cole Wood (6);   9. Chris Shirek (9);  10. Paul Morris (11);  11. Greg Wilson (3) DNS - Robert Bell

Heat six (started), 8 laps, 2:17.5: 1. Jeff Swindell (2);  2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1);  3. Jason Johnson (3) / 4. Bill Balog (5);  5. Tony Bruce Jr. (7);  6. Danny Dietrich (4);  7. Brent Marks (6);  8. Austen Wheatley (9);   9. Danny Smith (8);  10. Jarrod Schneiderman (10);  11. TJ Peterson (11)

C main (started), 10 laps, 2:57.7: 1. Rico Abreu (11)  2. Trey Gustin (2);  3. Kaley Gharst (9);  4. Jacob Allen (1) / 5. Kevin Ingle (8);  6. Paul Morris (5);  7. TJ Peterson (6);  8. Lee Sowell (3);  9. Glen Saville (4);  10. Brian Paulus (10);  11. Ron Krysl (7) DNS – Robert Bell

B main #1 (started), 12 laps, NT: 1. Bronson Maeschen (5) 2. Wayne Johnson (11) 3. Danny Dietrich (2) / 4. Cole Wood (7) 5. Brad Loyet (8) 6. Danny Smith (13) 7. Kraig Kinser (6) 8. Jimmy Light (17) 9. Kaley Gharst (18) 10. Sheldon Haudenschild (12) 11. Rob Kubli (9) 12. Mike Moore (15) 13. Tony Bruce Jr. (10) 14. Rico Abreu (19) 15. Brooke Tatnell (3) 16. Josh Hodges (16) 17. Austen Wheatley (14) 18. Jonathan Allard (4) DQ (Light at the Scales, crossed 3rd) Sammy Swindell (1) DNS - Greg Wilson, Danny Holtgraver, Thomas Kennedy

B main #2 (started), 12 laps, 3:36.2: 1. Tim Shaffer (8);  2. Austin McCarl (3);  3. Don Droud Jr. (7) / 4. R.J. Johnson (1);  5. Lance Dewease (4);   6. Johnny Herrera (14);  7. Skylar Prochaska (16);  8. Brent Marks (9);   9. Jack Dover (12);  10. Dale Blaney (15);  11. Caleb Helms (2);   12. Bill Rose (13);  13. Chris Shirek (17);  14. Jarrod Schneiderman (20);  15. Jacob Allen (22);  16. Bob Weuve (19);  17. Trey Gustin (21);   18. Brady Bacon (11);  19. Bryan Clauson (18);  20. AJ Moeller (5);   21. Ryan Bunton (10);  22. Bill Balog (6)

A main (started), 25 laps, NT: 1. Kyle Larson (3);  2. Cap Henry (4);   3. Chad Kemenah (1);  4. Jac Haudenschild (2);  5. Brandon Wimmer (9);   6. Jason Johnson (7) 7. Wayne Johnson (19) 8. Randy Hannagan (6);  9. Jeff Swindell (12);  10. Davey Heskin (10);  11. Don Droud Jr. (23) 12. James McFadden (13); 13. Bronson Maeschen (17) 14. Logan Schuchart (11);  15. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (15);  16. Josh Schneiderman (14);  17. Dustin Selvage (5); 18. Danny Dietrich (21) 19. Ed Lynch Jr. (8);  20. Robby Wolfgang (16);  21. Rager Phillips (18) 22. Tim Shaffer (18) 23. Austin McCarl (22) DNS - Tasker Phillips. Lap Leaders: Kemenah 1, Larson 2-25. Hard-charger: W. Johnson.

Speed Sport World Challenge (started), 25 laps, NT: 1. Brooke Tatnell (1);   2. Tim Kaeding (6);  3. Daryn Pittman (10);  4. Jason Johnson (2);   5. Donny Schatz (7);  6. Rico Abreu (3);  7. Ian Madsen (4);  8. Shane Stewart (14);  9. Wayne Johnson (15);  10. Terry McCarl (5);  11. Kerry Madsen (12);  12. James McFadden (17);  13. Kevin Swindell (11);  14. Jason Sides (8);  15. David Gravel (13);  16. Lynton Jeffrey (9);  17. Danny Dietrich (20);  18. Paul Morris (25);  19. Tim Shaffer (24);  20. Danny Smith (23);  21. Jonathan Allard (21);  22. Bill Rose (18);  23. Glen Saville (22);  24. Jack Dover (16);  25. Thomas Kennedy (19). Lap Leaders: J. Johnson 1-15, Tatnell 16-25. Hard-charger: Pittman.

Schatz is Incredible in Seventh Nationals Title in Eight Years 

Bryan Hulbert / Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Ia. (August 10, 2013) Cash on your birthday is always great, but even better is earning your seventh FVP Knoxville Nationals title and a $150,000 bounty as Donny Schatz raced from the twenty-first starting spot to make history as the deepest starting winner in Nationals history; a record that had stood since 1962 when Jerry Richert accomplished the feat.  It was matched by Steve Kinser in 1995. 

Talking about his mindset prior to the night’s feature event, Schatz was questioned on whether or not he had any doubt he could win, "I didn’t call if doubt, I called it motivation. This race team is unbelievable. I told these guys if we weren’t in the top five on that stoppage, we were going to be in trouble. I did not expect the track to get abrasive and take rubber like that." 

Taking the lead on Lap 41, the North Dakota native worked to 4.093 second advantage at the checkered flag. 

"Man to get through there; I don’t know what the hell else anyone wants me to do," said Schatz whose win defied the odds. "I guess I’m just going to keep doing what I do. That was a lot of fun to be able to start that far back and get up there. I know if it’s that much fun for me, it’s got to be that much fun for everyone here." 

Jumping to the lead from the onset, Brian Brown immediately jumped to a 1.321 second advantage before the first caution on Lap 2 for the spun No. 4 of Cody Darrah. 

After a caution on Lap 4, Brown again starting pulling to a huge advantage, pulling away for a 3.602 second lead by Lap 11. Having cracked the top 10 by Lap 5, Schatz continued to quietly march to the front, pulling to fifth on Lap 20. 

The night’s competition red flew on Lap 24 with Brown leading over Joey Saldana, Justin Henderson, Kevin Swindell, and Donny Schatz making up the top five. 

Working to third on Lap 29 with the track starting to take rubber, the STP No. 15 grabbed second on Lap 32. From there, it was a matter of chasing down Brian Brown who ran amongst the back markers. Almost two seconds behind at Lap 33, Schatz closed to under a half second by Lap 40, taking the lead the following lap, and going uncontested to the finish. 

Brian Brown settled for the runner up spot for the second year running. In victory lane, the Missouri shoe talked about what happened in the second session, "I just got out there a little too early on that second set. Just hats off to Donny.   There’s a reason he’s a seven time champion. Congratulations to his team. " 

Earning his best career finish in the FVP Knoxville Nationals, Justin Henderson completed the podium, only jumping in the American Fabrication No. 1D just over a month ago, "If it wasn’t for Schatz I think, we were close to having something for Brian at the end, but we had a hole in the tire. I was working as hard as I could to keep it up, but if I wouldn’t have pounded the wall trying pass Joey we may have had something, but, it is what it is. We’ll come back next year and try again." 

Paul McMahan crossed fourth with Chad Kemenah completing the top five from the nineteenth starting spot. 

Kyle Larson charged from seventeenth to sixth with Joey Saldana seventh. Danny Lasoski moved from thirteenth to eighth with Steve Kinser and Cap Henry, who raced in via Friday night’s feature event, completing the top ten from eighteenth. 

The finale of the 53rd FVP Knoxville Nationals began in the "E" Feature with Sammy Swindell winning. Dale Blaney topped the night’s "D" Feature with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. moving on via a "C" Feature. The "B" Feature was won by Donny Schatz with a last corner pass on Lynton Jeffrey. 

Kevin Swindell, Roger Crockett, and Cap Henry made their first FVP Knoxville Nationals Championship "A" Feature start. 

Kevin Swindell also earned the 2013 Jesse Hockett "Mr. Sprint Car" Award for his runs during Southern Iowa Sprint Week. 

Danny Dietrich earned the Rookie of the Year honors for the 53rd running of the FVP Knoxville Nationals, advancing out of the "C" Feature and placing sixteenth in the "B" Feature. 

Justin Henderson and the BDS Motorsports team earned the best appearing car of the year. The best appearing crew honor went to Cole Wood Racing.  Crews for Joey Saldana and Jonathan Allard completed the top three best appearing crews. 

The Knoxville Championship Cup Series will conclude 2013 with Season Championship Night on August 24.  All three sprint car divisions will be in action.  For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!  

53rd Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals Results 

E main (started), 10 laps, 2:38.9: 1. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (4);   2. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (2);  3. 20K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (3);  4. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (5);  5. 01, Paul Morris, Gold Coast, QLD, Aust. (7);  6. 10V, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (9);  7. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (6) / 8. 12P, TJ Peterson, Des Moines, IA (8);  9. 20PK, Ron Krysl, Atkinson, NE (10);  10. 28, Brian Paulus, Mechanicsburg, PA (11) DNS – 45, Danny Holtgraver, Pittsburgh, PA, 71, Robert Bell, Colfax, IA, 21x, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN, 6R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 2s, Lee Sowell, Lake Cormorant, MS 

D main (started), 12 laps, 3:22.7: 1. 2B, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH (3);   2. 93H, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (2);  3. Sammy Swindell (18);   4. 7G, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (1);  5. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (4) / 6. 1x, Tony Bruce Jr., Liberal, KS (8);  7. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (10);   8. 6BR, Bill Rose, Plainfield, IN (7);  9. 69, Mike Moore, Des Moines, IA (6);   10. 0, Jonathan Allard, Chico, CA (15);  11. 1K, Chris Shirek, Thompson, ND (9);  12. Bill Balog (21);  13. 40, Caleb Helms, Findlay, OH (5);  14. 74x, Josh Hodges, Tijeras, NM (13);  15. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (17);  16. 88, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (11);  17. 80, Trey Gustin, West Union, OH (16);  18. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (14);  19. 1a, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (12);  20. Paul Morris (22);  21. Kevin Ingle (24);  22. Thomas Kennedy (20);  23. Glen Saville (23);  24. AJ Moeller (19) DNS – 17, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 44w, Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens, WA, w20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH 

C main (started), 15 laps, NT:  1. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (1);  2. 83, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (7);  3. 48, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (4);  4. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (2) / 5. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (16);  6. o5, Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO (12);   7. Sammy Swindell (22);  8. 71J, R.J. Johnson, Tampa, FL (11);  9. 9P, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (6);  10. 19M, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (19);   11. 2L,  Ed Lynch Jr., Apollo, PA (5);  12. 27, Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, PA (13);  13. 17w, Cole Wood, Auburn, CA (10);  14. Sheldon Haudenschild (21);  15. 23, Jimmy Light, West Springfield, PA (18);  16. 45x, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (15);  17. Kaley Gharst (23);  18. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (17);  19. 7K, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (3);  20. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (8);  21. Rob Kubli (24);  22. Dale Blaney (20);   23. 4s, Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH (14);  24. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (9) DNS – 1B, Robby Wolfgang, Sioux Falls, SD  

B main (started), 22 laps, NT: 1. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (4);  2. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (1);  3. 91, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (9);   4. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (8) / 5. 82, Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN (2);  6. 9w, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (11);  7. 14AJ, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (13);  8. 7s, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (3);  9. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (19);  10. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (7);   11. 7, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (6);  12. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (16);  13. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (10);  14. 11N, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (14);  15. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (12);  16. Danny Dietrich (23);  17. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (15);  18. 47, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (17);  19. Josh Schneiderman (24);  20. 1s, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (20);  21. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (21);  22. 83JR, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (5);  23. 55XM, James McFadden, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (18);  24. Tim Shaffer (22) 

A main (started), 50 laps, NT:  1. Donny Schatz (21);  2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (2);  3. 1D, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (4);  4. 51, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (6);  5. 63, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (19);  6. 1KL, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (17);  7. 71M, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (1);   8. 33, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (13);  9. 11, Steve Kinser, Bloomington, IN (12);  10. 54, Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH (18);  11. Dusty Zomer (23);  12. 39, Greg Hodnett, Thomasville, PA (16);  13. 49K, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (5);   14. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (11);  15. 4, Cody Darrah, Red Lion, PA (10);   16. 29, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (8);  17. 57, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (3);  18. 11c, Roger Crockett, Medford, OR (15);  19. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (25);  20. 71s, Kevin Swindell, Germantown, TN (9);   21. Ian Madsen (24);  22. Lynton Jeffrey (22);  23. 6, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (7);  24. 59, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (20);  25. 19s, Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, OK (14). Lap Leaders: Brown 1-40, Schatz 41-50. Hard-charger: Schatz. 

 

 

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