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Knoxville Raceway May 16, 2015

410 & 305 Sprints

Photos Courtesy of Eric Arnold, Knoxville Raceway Track Historian & Digital Media @_ericarnold

Midway area Front Straight Turn 4
Brian Brown Don Droud Jr. Matt Moro
Bill Balog Aaron Reutzel Austin McCarl
Terry McCarl Dakota Hendrickson Dakota Hendrickson
RJ Johnson Brooke Tatnell Logan Forler
Cody Leger Jack Dover Tinker Bell on the hood of McKenna Haase
Randy Martin Center of Infield View of turns 1 & 2 & Hall of Fame Museum

Photos by Derek Cardwell @DerekCardwell14

Danny Lasoski Jack Dover Wayne Johnson
Justin Henderson rolls into Victory Lane McKenna Haase makes Knoxville History! First female to win a Feature Event Wayne Johnson in Victory Lane

Results & Story by Bill Wright

Henderson Cruises, Haase Makes History at Knoxville!
by Bill Wright


Knoxville, IA, May 15, 2015 – Justin Henderson had no peer in driving the BDS Motorsports #1 to victory in 410 action at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday. His seventh career win was worth $3,000. McKenna Haase made history in the 305 class as she became the first female feature winner in a sprint car at the historic Knoxville Raceway. Wayne Johnson scored his 11th career win in the 360 class.

Before a lap could be completed, RJ Johnson got upside down for the second week in a row after contact with another car to start the 20-lap 410 feature. Tasker Phillips was also caught up in the accident with nowhere to go. Dusty Zomer was also involved, but the team made repairs and had him back out to rejoin the tail of the field. Lynton Jeffrey was not as lucky and retired.

Ian Madsen led early over Henderson and Logan Forler. Brooke Tatnell moved into third a lap later, and Brian Brown followed him into fourth on lap three. Henderson shot by Madsen to lead lap four, right before Bronson Maeschen spun in turn three, collecting Dustin Selvage.

Henderson led Madsen, Tatnell, Brown and Danny Lasoski back to green flag racing. Just two more laps were in the books before Aaron Reutzel blew a left rear tire, collecting Tim Kaeding, who got upside down. No one was injured. On the restart, Lasoski and Terry McCarl moved into fourth and fifth. Both moved by Tatnell for third and fourth three laps later.

Brown would spin when trying to get by Tatnell for fith on lap 11 bringing out the final caution. Henderson had no peer, pulling away from Madsen. Lasoski would shoot to second, but couldn’t make up any ground on the Sioux Falls driver. Following Henderson and Lasoski to the checkers, were Madsen, McCarl and Davey Heskin. Don Droud Jr., who had climbed as high as fifth, earned hard-charger honors, going from 19th to sixth. Dusty Zomer recovered seventh from the tail, and Tatnell, Brown and Austin McCarl completed the top ten. Brown registered quick time and also won his heat race. Henderson and Lasoski won the other heats, as all heat winners came from sixth. Austin McCarl won the B main.

“I was really happy with this racecar all night,” said Henderson in Victory Lane. “It was fast from the word ‘go’. Bryan (Sunby) has really done his homework. We switched to EMI chassis this year…and Parker power, you can’t do any better. It’s really fun to drive. I didn’t know if Lasoski was all over me, but I had a feeling he was right there. I made some mistakes, because I was running too hard. It’s a little lesson for next week. Be confident and have patience.”

Wayne Johnson led the entirety of the 18-lap 360 main event. Clint Garner trailed him early on, followed by pole-sitter, Matt Moro. The race saw three caution flags fly. On lap three, Calvin Landis came to a stop in turn two. Keoni Texeira spun on lap eight, and Dakota Hendrickson contacted the infield wall on the front straight on that restart.

When things went green, Garner made a bid at Johnson for the lead, but Wayne drove the #77x between Garner and the turn two wall to shoot down the backstretch. Justin Henderson would come on in the late going, edging Garner in the final corner for second. Nate Van Haaften was fourth, and Tony Shilling fifth. Joe Beaver, Russ Hall, Jack Dover, Jon Agan and Ryan Roberts rounded out the top ten. Garner registered quick time, and Johnson, Roberts and Henderson won heat races.

“I ran up on a couple of those guys (lapped traffic) pretty quick,” said Johnson in Victory Lane. “I wasn’t expecting to get there that quick. John Cooley, back in Australia…he built that frame and sent a couple over for us to try. He said I’d love it, and he was right. That’s a brand new Charlie Fisher power plant. We’re able to run here for a couple of weeks so we want to get ready for the 360 Nationals. I think we’re going to put (the car) away. I wanted to block the slide job (from Garner) on the restart, but I was so good on the top. I saw him there, and I knew he was going to try it. He’s a good racer and he gave me room there on the top.”

Before a lap could get completed in the 15-lap 305 feature, Brad Bowman flipped in turn one. Fellow rookie Trevor Smith was also involved and the pair were uninjured, but done for the night. Another rookie, Chase Wanner, took the early lead, while McKenna Haase’s move into second was negated when the caution flew for debris on the track.

On the restart, Wanner led Tanner Edwards, Haase, Chris Walraven and J Kinder back to green. Just two more laps were in the books before Kevin Hetrick spun. Kinder shot from sixth to third on the restart. On lap four, Ben Woods got into the wall, as the yellow flag flew again.

While Wanner was using the cushion, Haase found the inside groove to her liking, and she shot by the leader on lap six. Two more cautions would come out, one for Rob Weuve on lap seven, and one for Tanner Edwards on lap 11. Haase shot away from the field in clean air to record the first ever sprint car win by a female in Knoxville Raceway history. Wanner, Kinder, Stacey Alexander and Kade Higday followed her to the checkers. Hard-charger, Mitchell Alexander, Chris Walraven, Hetrick, Mike Mayberry and Devin Kline rounded out the top ten. Haase set quick time, while Stacey Alexander, Higday and Mitchell Alexander took the heat races.

“I don’t think it’s sank in yet,” said Haase, who will graduate from Carlisle High School on Sunday. “This was the night I told everyone I wanted to win, because I wanted to be on a podium two days in a row. This is a dream come true!”

Join us next Saturday night, May 23 for Pizza Hut Night! All three divisions of Knoxville Championship Cup Series sprint cars will be back in action. For more information on the Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

Results from Knoxville Raceway

410 Results

Time Trials, 2 laps (Qualifying Order): 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (17), 15.575; 2. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (9), 15.662; 3. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (13), 15.692; 4. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (22), 15.725; 5. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (4), 15.733; 6. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust (28), 15.821; 7. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (14), 15.891; 8. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 15.895; 9. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID (18), 15.930; 10. 7, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (23), 15.987; 11. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (1), 15.988; 12. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (15), 15.997; 13. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (2), 16.015; 14. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (5), 16.015; 15. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (7), 16.016; 16. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (24), 16.016; 17. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (29), 16.018; 18. 2B, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI (8), 16.037; 19. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (16), 16.113; 20. 7R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (3), 16.119; 21. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (27), 16.144; 22. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (26), 16.183; 23. 2KS, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (10), 16.239; 24. 10, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (19), 16.330; 25. O9, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (25), 16.347; 26. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (6), 16.364; 27. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (20), 17.134; 28. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (11), NT; 29. 45, Mark Johnson, Des Moines, IA (30), NT; 30. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (21), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Dusty Zomer (2); 3. Tim Kaeding (8); 4. Bronson Maeschen (4); 5. Terry McCarl (5); 6. Dustin Selvage (3) / 7. Josh Schneiderman (7); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (10); 9. Matt Juhl (9); 10. Tasker Phillips (1)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Justin Henderson (6); 2. Chris Martin (1); 3. Brooke Tatnell (5); 4. Davey Heskin (3); 5. RJ Johnson (2); 6. Dylan Peterson (9) / 7. Ryan Bunton (7); 8. Don Droud Jr. (8); 9. Mark Johnson (10); 10. Austin McCarl (4)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Danny Lasoski (6); 2. Bill Balog (1); 3. Ian Madsen (5); 4. Aaron Reutzel (2); 5. Logan Forler (4); 6. Dakota Hendrickson (3) / 7. Matt Moro (8); 8. Glen Saville (7); 9. Bob Weuve (9) DNS – AJ Moeller

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:33.6: 1. Austin McCarl (1); 2. Don Droud Jr. (6); 3. Josh Schneiderman (3); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (10); 5. Ryan Bunton (4); 6. Tasker Phillips (2) / 7. Matt Juhl (8); 8. Glen Saville (5); 9. Bob Weuve (9); 10. Mark Johnson (11); 11. Matt Moro (7) DNS – AJ Moeller

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Justin Henderson (4); 2. Danny Lasoski (8); 3. Ian Madsen (2); 4. Terry McCarl (5); 5. Davey Heskin (11); 6. Don Droud Jr. (19); 7. Dusty Zomer (13); 8. Brooke Tatnell (6); 9. Brian Brown (3); 10. Austin McCarl (9); 11. Josh Schneiderman (21); 12. Bill Balog (17); 13. Ryan Bunton (23); 14. Chris Martin (16); 15. Dylan Peterson (20); 16. Logan Forler (1); 17. Aaron Reutzel (15); 18. Tim Kaeding (18); 19. Dakota Hendrickson (12); 20. Bronson Maeschen (7); 21. Dustin Selvage (10); 22. Lynton Jeffrey (22); 23. RJ Johnson (14); 24. Tasker Phillips (24). Lap Leaders: Madsen 1-3, Henderson 4-20. Hard-charger: Droud.

360 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (6), 16.449; 2. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (25), 16.661; 3. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (19), 16.684; 4. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.687; 5. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.723; 6. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (20), 16.777; 7. 77X, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.817; 8. 14, Randy Martin, California, MO (9), 16.835; 9. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (27), 16.838; 10. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (5), 16.886; 11. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (15), 16.958; 12. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (26), 16.980; 13. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (16), 17.024; 14. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (4), 17.094; 15. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (13), 17.152; 16. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (23), 17.219; 17. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (17), 17.258; 18. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (18), 17.344; 19. 5H, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (2), 17.353; 20. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (24), 17.435; 21. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (1), 17.442; 22. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (21), 17.534; 23. 59KB, Mike Philben, Knoxville, IA (22), 17.655; 24. 50, Keoni Texeira, Honolulu, HI (11), 18.346; 25. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (12), 19.496; 26. 2, Tyler Brooks, Knoxville, IA (10), 20.068; 27. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.6: 1. Wayne Johnson (4); 2. Jack Dover (2); 3. Russ Hall (3); 4. Dustin Clark (1); 5. Clint Garner (6); 6. Jon Agan (5); 7. Chris Martin (8); 8. Dakota Hendrickson (7) DNS – John Anderson

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.5: 1. Ryan Roberts (1); 2. Nate Van Haaften (6); 3. Randy Martin (4); 4. Tony Shilling (5); 5. Cody Ledger (2); 6. Tyler Brooks (9); 7. Ryan Giles (3); DQ (Did not report to scales) Tom Lenz (7) DNS – Ryan Giles

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.9: 1. Justin Henderson (5); 2. Ricky Montgomery (1); 3. Joe Beaver (3); 4. Matt Moro (4); 5. Calvin Landis (2); 6. Alan Zoutte (7) DQ (Did not report to scales) Keoni Texeira (8) DNS – Jamie Ball, Sawyer Phillips

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Wayne Johnson (2); 2. Justin Henderson (6); 3. Clint Garner (3); 4. Nate Van Haaften (4); 5. Tony Shilling (5); 6. Joe Beaver (10); 7. Russ Hall (9); 8. Jack Dover (11); 9. Jon Agan (8); 10. Ryan Roberts (15); 11. Randy Martin (7); 12. Cody Ledger (12); 13. Jamie Ball (19); 14. Chris Martin (22); 15. Dustin Clark (14); 16. Matt Moro (1); 17. Sawyer Phillips (25); 18. Ricky Montgomery (16); 19. Keoni Texeira (18); 20. Tom Lenz (17); 21. Dakota Hendrickson (20); 22. Alan Zoutte (21); 23. Mike Philben (23); 24. Tyler Brooks (24); 25. Calvin Landis (13) DNS – Ryan Giles, John Anderson. Lap Leader: W. Johnson 1-18. Hard-charger: C. Martin.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (24), 17.727; 2. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (6), 17.745; 3. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (23), 17.836; 4. 33, Trevor Smith, Sanborn, IA (12), 17.862; 5. O, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (3), 17.922; 6. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (19), 17.948; 7. 7, Tanner Edwards, Van Meter, IA (5), 17.981; 8. 88, J Kinder, Holts Summit, MO (22), 18.153; 9. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (16), 18.184; 10. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (21), 18.222; 11. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (11), 18.320; 12. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (7), 18.328; 13. 71G, Cody Ambers, Knoxville, IA (17), 18.344; 14. 50K, Kevin Hiemstra, Knoxville, IA (2), 18.401; 15. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (13), 18.449; 16. 36, Christopher Scank, Cedar Rapids, IA (20), 18.454; 17. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (15), 18.472; 18. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (18), 18.573; 19. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (10), 18.625; 20. 51, Corey Kautz, Urbandale, IA (1), 19.260; 21. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (14), 20.094; 22. 76D, Don Dawson III, Indianola, IA (9), 20.346; 23. 82, Lee Patterson, Des Moines, IA (8), 20.508; 24. 5J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (4), 21.225.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.0: 1. Stacey Alexander (3); 2. Tanner Edwards (4); 3. Trevor Smith (5); 4. McKenna Haase (6); 5. Cody Ambers (2); 6. Christopher Scank (1); 7. Brad Comegys (7); 8. Don Dawson III (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:53.4: 1. Kade Higday (3); 2. J Kinder (4); 3. Ben Woods (1); 4. Christian Bowman (6); 5. Mike Mayberry (5); 6. Kevin Hiemstra (2); 7. Lee Patterson (8); 8. Corey Kautz (7)

Heat three (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Mitchell Alexander (1); 2. Jeff Wilke (3); 3. Chris Walraven (6); 4. Joe Simbro (2); 5. Chase Wanner (4); 6. Devin Kline (8); 7. Kevin Hetrick (5); 8. Rob Weuve (7);

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. McKenna Haase (3); 2. Chase Wanner (1); 3. J Kinder (7); 4. Stacey Alexander (9); 5. Kade Higday (10); 6. Mitchell Alexander (17); 7. Chris Walraven (8); 8. Kevin Hetrick (19); 9. Mike Mayberry (6); 10. Devin Kline (18); 11. Cody Ambers (12); 12. Joe Simbro (14); 13. Brad Comegys (20); 14. Don Dawson III (21); 15. Rob Weuve (22); 16. Lee Patterson (23); 17. Tanner Edwards (2); 18. Christopher Scank (15); 19. Kevin Hiemstra (13); 20. Ben Woods (16); 21. Jeff Wilke (11); 22. Christian Bowman (4); 23. Trevor Smith (5) DNS – Corey Kautz. Lap Leaders: Wanner 1-5, Haase 6-15. Hard-charger: M. Alexander.

 

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