Knoxville

  • ‘Long Road Ahead’ For Kevin Swindell

    ** UPDATED **

    Kevin Swindell, who crashed violently Thursday night at Knoxville Raceway, underwent surgery Friday morning to repair injuries he suffered when his No. 71 flipped into the turn four catchfence.

    While the full extent of his injuries were unknown, Swindell tweeted from the hospital early Friday morning, thanking fans for their support and acknowledging he would have a recovery process ahead of him: “Thanks everyone for the love. Long road ahead. Enjoy every minute you got.”

    MORE: Steve King Foundation accepting donations to help Swindell

    After Swindell was removed from his car and transported by ambulance to the Knoxville airport where he was flown to Des Moines Mercy Hospital for treatment, his father Sammy remained at the track and completed the balance of the program aboard his CJB Motorsports No. 1.

    Sammy and Amy Swindell issued a statement late Thursday night.

    “Our son, Kevin, was racing tonight at Knoxville Raceway when he was involved in an accident at the start of his heat race,” the statement read. “Kevin was airlifted to Des Moines Mercy Hospital following the accident where he is currently undergoing tests and treatment.

    “We want to thank the Knoxville Raceway safety team for their quick response and care. We appreciate the support of the racing community and thank you for your continued prayers. We ask that you please respect our privacy while we focus on his recovery.”

    We will report more details on Kevin Swindell’s condition and recovery as they are available.

    Watch the accident here..... Kevin Swindell's Wreck

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    16/8/2015

    On Friday, Swindell had surgery for his injuries. He is scheduled to have another surgery Monday morning.

    "Our son Kevin has emerged from surgery, and we can confirm he has suffered a significant injury," Sprint Car legend and father Sammy Swindell said via Twitter. "He has another surgery scheduled Monday AM.

    "We pray for his continued recovery. Thank you to the amazing staff at Des Moines Mercy. We will have an update Monday PM."

    The younger Swindell was injured at the start of his heat race. The front of the field got bottled up at the start, and Ed Lynch Jr. hit the inside berm and shot across the speedway. He made contact with Swindell, sending him into a series of flips.

    Track and safety personnel cut Swindell's seat and extracted him from the car. He was later airlifted to Des Moines Mercy Hospital.

  • Brooke Tatnell - Knoxville 2015

  • Bryan Clauson Breaks Through for First Win at Knoxville, Trip to Saturday’s A!

    For the second year in a row, Indiana’s Bryan Clauson will take the green in the FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store on Saturday night, but this time it comes with a $4,000 check and his first career victory at the Knoxville Raceway in Friday’s National Speed Sport News Qualifying Night. Danny Dietrich, Brent Marks and Billy Alley also punched their tickets into Saturday night’s championship event by finishing second through fourth!

    “I told these guys after Wednesday night, I think we had the car to get it done and we honestly felt like if we were in the fourth or fifth row of the ‘B’ we would think about coming back,” commented Clauson when asked about the teams decision to compete in Friday’s last chance event.

    “I can’t say enough about my guys, they’ve been busting their butts all year. I’ve been trying to catch up and do my job, and it’s taken all summer but I can’t thank Shane Bowers enough. Him, Adam Clark, Cole Wood, just everyone on this racing team. It feels good to be locked into tomorrow night. We talked about getting a win here, and how special it would be and what better way to do it than here during the Knoxville Nationals. I don’t care what you call it, we just won at Knoxville!”

    Taking off third, Clauson moved to the runner-up spot on Lap 4 with the pass on Danny Dietrich. A small bobble on the part of the Matt Wood Racing No. 17 allowed the No. 29w to retake the spot, putting the pair in a multi lap battle with Clauson finally taking the position.

    Chasing Billy Alley for the race lead, the pair worked Lap 8 with traffic about to come into play. With a run off the cushion exiting the fourth turn, Clauson broke rank to the bottom, sliding to the cushion with the race lead in the second turn on the following circuit.

    With Dietrich in tow to second, the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania shoe closed on Clauson, with the run short lived. Building a comfortable advantage, a few close calls in traffic brought Dietrich and Alley within striking distance, but was quick enough to keep the pair at bay.

    As the leader split slower cars, the inadvertent caution waved for the No. 18 of Ian Madsen on Lap 22. The Australian spun while running fourth; doing a pair of donuts. Madsen was placed eighth in the restart order.

    Fanning out into the first turn on the restart, Clauson stuck top shelf to hold the lead, pulling to a 0.973 second advantage at the drop of the checkered flag.

    Danny Dietrich raced to the runner-up spot, earning 18th and his first feature start on Saturday night, “That was the goal coming into tonight. You know we wanted to win obviously, but Bryan was really fast and we were happy to run second. That caution came out, and I really wasn’t worried about contending and costing ourselves a spot in tomorrow night’s main event.”

    Racing for the lead early on, Brent Marks made a late race move around Alley to cross third for the 19th starting spot on Saturday night; his first start in the $150,000 to win event, “That was a really fun race, and I’m just so excited to be in the A-Main here at Knoxville. This is awesome. It’s a dream come true and I didn’t really care about that win tonight, I just wanted to get into the A-Main.”

    For the first time since 2008, a fourth place by Nebraska’s Billy Alley will see the Ironwood Builders No. 3 starting 20th on Saturday night.

    “That’s something a kid dreams about. I lay in bed and I think about moments like that; racing with these guys,” said an elated Billy Alley. “Joe Steinbach, he gave me an awesome opportunity and the truth is, we didn’t have a motor a week ago, and ours wasn’t going to be done so Greg Nichols and Jack Woods at Speedway Motors bought us a motor and said, go run it.”

    Mark Dobmeier from 13th came up to complete the top-five. Chad Kemenah from 12th was sixth with Ian Madsen settling for seventh. Lynton Jeffrey crossed eighth with Jamie Veal and Craig Dollansky making up the top-ten.

    Single lap, split qualifying for Friday’s program saw Brent Marks fastest in Group A at 15.586 seconds. One of the few drivers to utilize the low line in his qualifying run, Billy Alley topped Group B with a 15.987 second lap.

    Six Heats, split evenly by the group qualifying went to Lynton Jeffrey, Bryan Clauson, Christopher Bell, Jamie Veal, Jac Haudenschild, and Jacob Allen. Going 10 laps in the C-Feature, Bud Kaeding topped the event with twin, 12 lap B-Features, based on Group A and B qualifying went to Steve Kinser and Aaron Reutzel.

    Join us Saturday night, August 15 for the championship proceedings at the 55th FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores! For more information on Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

    410 Results

    Time Trials Group A (Qualifying Order), 1 lap: 1. 19M, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (1), 15.586; 2. 17W, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN (19), 15.870; 3. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (31), 15.887; 4. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (28), 16.019; 5. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (10), 16.022; 6. 70, Dean Jacobs, Wooster, OH (4), 16.030; 7. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (8), 16.039; 8. 9P, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (17), 16.040; 9. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (14), 16.054; 10. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (6), 16.056; 11. 55W, Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (2), 16.073; 12. O1, Christopher Bell, Norman, OK (7), 16.153; 13. 11, Steve Kinser, Bloomington, IN (26), 16.171; 14. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (9), 16.195; 15. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (11), 16.197; 16. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (24), 16.214; 17. 9K, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (12), 16.273; 18. 17B, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI (18), 16.357; 19. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.366; 20. 1X, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (30), 16.377; 21. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (22), 16.385; 22. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (37), 16.395; 23. 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (39), 16.433; 24. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (36), 16.473; 25. 11N, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (34), 16.526; 26. 81X, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH (21), 16.544; 27. 2LX, Ed Lynch Jr., Apollo, PA (35), 16.554; 28. 5V, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (32), 16.581; 29. 23M, Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC (20), 16.689; 30. 20N, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (16), 16.737; 31. O, Bud Kaeding, Campbell, CA (38), 16.741; 32. 23, Jimmy Light, West Springfield, PA (27), 16.788; 33. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (33), 16.919; 34. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (23), 16.966; 35. 56B, Ryan Bernal, Hollister, CA (15), 16.968; 36. 69, Mike Moore, Des Moines, IA (40), 17.012; 37. 31B, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (5), 17.047; 38. 93, Glenndon Forsythe, York, PA (25), 17.246; 39. 1P, Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO (29), 17.374; 40. 17M, Todd Mickelson, Minot, ND (13), 19.344.

    Time Trials Group B (Qualifying Order), 1 lap: 1. 3A, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE (6), 15.987; 2. 83, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (20), 16.133; 3. 29W, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (27), 16.201; 4. 7D, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (38), 16.205; 5. 45, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (4), 16.223; 6. 31C, Justyn Cox, Clarksburg, CA (18), 16.229; 7. 35AU, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (28), 16.24; 8. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (32), 16.243; 9. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (29), 16.263; 10. 44W, Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens, WA (37), 16.283; 11. 13X, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (39), 16.289; 12. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (36), 16.306; 13. 67H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (16), 16.325; 14. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (3), 16.370; 15. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 16.378; 16. 4R, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (17), 16.398; 17. 88N, DJ Netto, Hanford, CA (1), 16.428; 18. 71X, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (10), 16.491; 19. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (7), 16.514; 20. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (19), 16.517; 21. 47, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (5), 16.519; 22. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID (26), 16.532; 23. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (15), 16.533; 24. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (14), 16.567; 25. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (30), 16.569; 26. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (11), 16.598; 27. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (34), 16.607; 28. 7R, Roger Crockett, Medford, OR (2), 16.619; 29. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (22), 16.626; 30. 17J, Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL (35), 16.671; 31. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (25), 16.715; 32. 29C, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (24), 16.719; 33. 7X, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (40), 16.751; 34. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (23), 16.856; 35. 55XM, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (12), 16.889; 36. 4S, Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH (21), 17.012; 37. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (9), 17.053; 38. 81, Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA (31), 17.384; 39. 96AU, Bruce White, Merrylands West, NSW, Aust. (33), 18.279; 40. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (13), NT.

    Group A Heat One (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 2. Mark Dobmeier (1); 3. Brent Marks (4) / 4. Jason Sides (6) 5. Steve Kinser (5); 6. Tony Shilling (7); 7. Randy Hannagan (9); 8. Matt Covington (8); 9. Bobby Mincer (12); 10. Bud Kaeding (11); 11. Colby Copeland (10); 12. AJ Moeller (2)

    Group A Heat Two (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Bryan Clauson (4); 2. Parker Price-Miller (2); 3. Kraig Kinser (3) / 4. Logan Wagner (1); 5. Logan Schuchart (5); 6. Kevin Thomas Jr. (6); 7. Jonathan Cornell (8); 8. Lee Jacobs (9); 9. Don Droud Jr. (7); 10. Jimmy Light (11); 11. Lance Moss (10); 12. Ryan Bernal (12)

    Group A Heat Three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Christopher Bell (1); 2. Ian Madsen (4); 3. Dusty Zomer (5) / 4. Dean Jacobs (3); 5. Bill Balog (6); 6. Josh Baughman (7); 7. Brooke Tatnell (8); 8. Ed Lynch Jr. (9); 9. Mike Moore (12); 10. Hunter Schuerenberg (10); 11. Scott Bogucki (11); 12. Paige Polyak (2)

    Group B Heat One (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.6: 1. Jamie Veal (2); 2. Billy Alley (4); 3. Dustin Selvage (3) / 4. Tim Kaeding (7); 5. Logan Forler (8); 6. Austen Wheatley (1); 7. Jon Agan (6); 8. Dylan Peterson (9); 9. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 10. Bob Weuve (10); 11. Glen Saville (11); DNS - Roger Crockett

    Group B Heat Two (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.6: 1. Jac Haudenschild (1); 2. Chad Kemenah (2); 3. Tim Shaffer (3) / 4. Aaron Reutzel (4); 5. DJ Netto (6); 6. Bronson Maeschen (8); 7. Davey Heskin (5); 8. Brady Bacon (7); 9. Willie Croft (11); 10. Jordyn Brazier (9); 11. Chris Martin (10); 12. Brandon Wimmer (12);

    Group B Heat Three (started), 8 Laps, 2:13.9: 1. Jacob Allen (1); 2. Craig Dollansky (2); 3. Danny Dietrich (4) / 4. Tyler Courtney (6); 5. Jeff Swindell (7); 6. Austin McCarl (5); 7. Dakota Hendrickson (9); 8. Justyn Cox (3); 9. Kaley Gharst (11); 10. Danny Smith (12); 11. RJ Johnson (8); 12. Joey Moughan (10)

    C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:58.6: 1. Bud Kaeding (1); 2. Jimmy Light (3); 3. Bob Weuve (8); 4. Willie Croft (4) / 5. Kaley Gharst (6); 6. Shane Golobic (11); 7. Mike Moore (9); 8. Bobby Mincer (7); 9. Austin Johnson (16); 10. Glen Saville (2); 11. Danny Smith (12); 12. Skylar Prochaska (14); 13. Glenndon Forsythe (13); 14. Curtis Evans (15); 15. Todd Mickelson (17); 16. Brandon Wimmer (10); 17. Bruce White (18); 18. Scott Bogucki (5) DNS – Ryan Bernal, Josh Schneiderman, AJ Moeller, Roger Crockett

    Group A - B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:32.0: 1. Steve Kinser (2); 2. Logan Wagner (3); 3. Dean Jacobs (1); 4. Bill Balog (6) / 5. Jason Sides (4); 6. Logan Schuchart (5); 7. Don Droud Jr. (8); 8. Brooke Tatnell (12); 9. Matt Covington (10); 10. Josh Baughman (11); 11. Bud Kaeding (21); 12. Tony Shilling (9); 13. Jonathan Cornell (13); 14. Randy Hannagan (15); 15. Shane Golobic (22); 16. Lee Jacobs (14); 17. Kevin Thomas Jr. (7); 18. Colby Copeland (16); 19. Ed Lynch Jr. (17); 20. Hunter Schuerenberg (18); 21. Bob Weuve (20); 22. Lance Moss (19) DNS – Paige Polyak

    Group B - B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:38.1: 1. Aaron Reutzel (1); 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 3. Davey Heskin (5) / 4. Austen Wheatley (3); 5. Tim Kaeding (8); 6. DJ Netto (6); 7. Bronson Maeschen (12); 8. Austin McCarl (4); 9. Brady Bacon (11); 10. Jon Agan (7); 11. Tyler Courtney (9); 12. Chris Martin (19); 13. Jeff Swindell (10); 14. Jordyn Brazier (17); 15. RJ Johnson (15); 16. Kaley Gharst (22); 17. Logan Forler (13); 18. Dakota Hendrickson (16); 19. Jimmy Light (21); 20. Willie Croft (20); 21. Dylan Peterson (14); 22. Joey Moughan (18) DNS – Justyn Cox

    A Main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Bryan Clauson (3); 2. Danny Dietrich (4); 3. Brent Marks (1); 4. Billy Alley (2); 5. Mark Dobmeier (13); 6. Chad Kemenah (12); 7. Ian Madsen (5); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 9. Jamie Veal (10); 10. Craig Dollansky (14); 11. Christopher Bell (15); 12. Tim Shaffer (8); 13. Dusty Zomer (17); 14. Dustin Selvage (6); 15. Logan Wagner (21); 16. Kraig Kinser (9); 17. Davey Heskin (24); 18. Aaron Reutzel (20); 19. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (22); 20. Bill Balog (23); 21. Steve Kinser (19); 22. Jacob Allen (18); 23. Parker Price-Miller (11); 24. Jac Haudenschild (16) DNS – Dean Jacobs. Lap Leaders: Alley 1-8, Clauson 9-25. Hard-charger: Dobmeier

    Speed Sport World Challenge (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (2); 2. Randy Hannagan (1); 3. Daryn Pittman (9); 4. Brooke Tatnell (6); 5. Brad Sweet (13); 6. Kraig Kinser (3); 7. Ian Madsen (7); 8. Christopher Bell (18); 9. Tim Kaeding (17); 10. Kerry Madsen (14); 11. Terry McCarl (12); 12. Jamie Veal (5); 13. Jordyn Brazier (16); 14. Lucas Wolfe (10); 15. Jason Sides (4); 16. James McFadden (8); 17. Scott Bogucki (15); 18. Sheldon Haudenschild (11); 19. Glen Saville (20); 20. Bruce White (21); 21. Jac Haudenschild (19). Lap Leaders: Hannagan 1, Jeffrey 2-16, McFadden 17-18, Jeffrey 19-20. Hard-charger: Bell.

  • Driver Interviews - Knoxville National 2015

    Driver interviews direct from Knoxville by "The Motorsport Channels Kaylene Oliver.

    Brooke Tatnell
    Glen Saville
    Jordyn Brazier
    Lynton Jeffrey
    Shane Golibik
    Terry McCall

    Click on the Audio Podcast Link to listen.

    Lots more to load and more every night.

  • Glen Saville - Knoxville 2015

  • Jordyn Brazier - Knoxville 2015

  • Knoxville Nationals Post Race Media Conference

    Hear what the top three had to say in the post race media conference from the Knoxville Nationals.

    1.     15     Donny Schatz Fargo, ND
    2.     29     Kerry Madsen St. Marys, NSW, Aust
    3.     49     Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA

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  • Lineups for the 55th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals

    A Main (50 laps)

    1. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND
    2. 29, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust.
    3. 7, David Gravel, Watertown, CT
    4. 71m, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN
    5. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA
    6. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO
    7. 51, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN
    8. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA
    9. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA
    10. 93H, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH
    11. 1B, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH
    12. 16, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK
    13. 1z, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA
    14. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO
    15. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK
    16. 17w, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN
    17. 29w, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA
    18. 19M, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA
    19. 3A, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE
    20. B Main Transfer 1
    21. B Main Transfer 2
    22. B Main Transfer 3
    23. B Main Transfer 4
    24. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA
    25. 24R, Trevor Canales, Roseville, CA (subbing for Rico Abreu)

    B Main (22 laps, top four to A)

    1. 12x, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA
    2. 89, Cody Darrah, Red Lion, PA
    3. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN
    4. 1D, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD
    5. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA
    6. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD
    7. 19s, Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, OK
    8. 3G, James McFadden, Brisbane, QLD, Aust.
    9. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA
    10. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH
    11. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND
    12. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH
    13. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust.
    14. 35AU, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust.
    15. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN
    16. 01, Christopher Bell, Norman, OK
    17. 45, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA
    18. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD
    19. 7D, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA
    20. 55W, Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, PA

    C Main (15 laps, top four to B)

    1. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN
    2. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN
    3. 83, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX
    4. 67H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX
    5. 17B, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI
    6. 11, Steve Kinser, Bloomington, IN
    7. 1a, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA
    8. 9P, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN
    9. 13x, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH
    10. 70, Dean Jacobs, Wooster, OH
    11. 44w, Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens, WA
    12. 7s, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN
    13. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA
    14. 1s, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA
    15. 88N, DJ Netto, Hanford, CA
    16. 1x, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE
    17. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA
    18. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.
    19. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA
    20. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK

    D Main (12 laps, top four to C)

    1. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK
    2. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX
    3. 4R, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA
    4. 0, Bud Kaeding, Campbell, CA
    5. 71x, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN
    6. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA
    7. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA
    8. 28, Brian Paulus, Sedalia, MO
    9. 47, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN
    10. 11N, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN
    11. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust.
    12. 31B, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA
    13. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL
    14. 81x, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH
    15. 7x, Kaley Gharst, Decatur,, IL
    16. 9K, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL
    17. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID
    18. 5v, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA
    19. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE
    20. 2LX, Ed Lynch Jr., Apollo, PA

    E Main (10 laps, top four to D)

    1. 23, Jimmy Light, West Springfield, PA
    2. 20N, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO
    3. 29c, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA
    4. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA
    5. 25, Dylan Peterson, Sioux Falls, SD
    6. 23M, Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC
    7. 17J, Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL
    8. 69, Mike Moore, Des Moines, IA
    9. 15m, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA
    10. 81, Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA
    11. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust.
    12. 4s, Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH
    13. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN
    14. 93, Glenndon Forsythe, York, PA
    15. 1P, Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO
    16. 17M, Todd Mickelson, Minot, ND
    17. 55XM, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN
    18. 96AU, Bruce White, Merrylands, NSW, Aust.
    19. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust.
    20. 31c, Justyn Cox, Clarksburg, CA
    21. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell, City, IA
    22. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH
    23. 7R, Roger Crockett, Medford, OR
    24. 56B, Ryan Bernal, Hollister, CA
    25. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA

     

    A total of 10 Aussies racing tonight with 8 trying to make the A through the alphabet.

  • Lynton Jeffrey - Knoxville 2015

  • Press Conference - Knoxville 2015

  • Schatz Wins 9th Knoxville Nationals

    If anyone had any doubts as to whether or not Donny Schatz was going to earn his ninth Knoxville Nationals title, the North Dakota native made a statement by leading 50 laps flag-to-flag to win the 55th running of the FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store.

    Making wholesale moves through traffic in the closing laps, Donny was asked about the very close passes, “It’s not the traffic that was bothering me. It was the restarts. It’s my job to get through traffic. If I can’t then I’m probably going to lose my job. The past couple weeks, seem like people get a run on you and can slide you, so you just had to do something different. One time I’d go to the bottom, one time I’d go to the top and keep mixing it up, but it’s hard to do that without mixing yourself up.”

    “The boss was here tonight. Can’t thank him [Tony Stewart] enough for all the support to allow us to be with Bad Boy Buggies, Chevrolet Performance, and all our marketing partners to do what we love to do.”

    Taking off from the pole, Donny Schatz jumped to the lead with Kerry Madsen in tow. Working low on the Knoxville Raceway, the Tony Stewart Racing No. 15 was joined by the No. 29 of Kerry Madsen who railed the cushion.

    Closing on the lead on the third rotation, Madsen continued to build momentum, pulling to the back bumper Schatz off the fourth turn as the No. 15 swapped lines to the high side down the front stretch to block the run of the American Racing Custom Wheels No. 29.

    Keeping Donny within sight as the leaders hit traffic on Lap 10, the Bad Boy Buggies No. 15 found roads blocked, allowing Madsen to close in once again. With a full head of steam on Lap 12, Donny put a pair of slower cars between him and Madsen; leaving the Aussie to contend with Danny Lasoski.

    Coming from sixth, the GoMuddy.com No. 2 worked cushion to hub on the Knoxville Raceway, trading second with Madsen as the caution flew on Lap 16 for the No. 41 of Jason Johnson who shredded the left rear tire.

    Underway, Madsen kept pace into the first two turns with Lasoski in line. Unable to do anything with the No. 15, the race for second saw Lasoski taking the spot on Lap 25, just as the field came to the mid-point break.

    Changing gears on the No. 15 during the five minute break, Schatz took the high line with Danny charging low. Unable to advance to the lead, Donny began pulling away as Danny worked to hold his second position, but would slip to fourth on Lap 32 as Kerry Madsen flew by on the cushion with Brad Sweet taking the low line.

    Watching as the No. 15 pulled away with a 2.104 second advantage, the red flag flew on Lap 35 for the No. 51 of Paul McMahan who tripped the cushion in turn four battling for eighth with Bryan Clauson. Quick work by the Pit Crew put the CJB Motorsports No. 51 back on track for the restart.

    Splitting lines on the restart, Madsen again could not make work of the No. 15, but again had to contend with Brad Sweet. Working low on Lap 37, Brad Sweet all but had Madsen cleared, only to see the No. 29 squeeze between his Right Rear Tire and the wall.

    Going back and forth for the runner-up spot, the pair kept Schatz within seven tenths of a second as the caution waved again on Lap 40.

    Again keeping Schatz to under a second advantage, the pair worked to traffic on Lap 48 with Schatz boxed in by back markers. With the center line barely open, Donny threaded the needle, putting the finishing touches on his ninth FVP Knoxville Nationals victory; crossing 1.363 seconds ahead of Kerry Madsen.

    “I tried as hard as possible to get it done. I got behind him in dirty air and was just was jumping around on the cushion like an idiot, but I wasn’t going to leave anything on the table,” said Madsen. “I thought it was on there. I thought I had a quicker car and I just apologize for not getting the job done but he didn’t make a mistake the last 15 laps. I was ready to pounce, but it didn’t happen.”

    Holding on for third was Brad Sweet after a hard battle with the No. 29.

    “I tell you what this is a huge step in the right direction for Kasey Kahne Racing and the Ollie’s Bargain Barn Outlet. The car was really good. We hit on some stuff at the Front Row Challenge and we carried some momentum into here and when the time to hit it right in the A-Main was right, we hit it. I really didn’t want to see those yellows because I really felt like we were more maneuverable than the guys in front of us, but hats off to Donny. He makes it really hard to win this race.”

    Coming on strong in the second half of the feature event, Shane Stewart came from 12th to fourth with Joey Saldana completing the top-five. From 14th, Brian Brown crossed sixth with Daryn Pittman going from 15th to seventh. Having battled up front for so many laps, Danny Lasoski slipped to finish eighth with Lucas Wolfe ninth and Greg Hodnett earning hard-charger honros in tenth from the 23rd starting spot.


    Completed     A main         50 Laps     Completed
    Pos.     Car     Name, Hometown     Time     Points
    1.     15     Donny Schatz Fargo, ND
    2.     29     Kerry Madsen St. Marys, NSW, Aust
    3.     49     Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA
    4.     16     Shane Stewart Bixby, OK
    5.     71M     Joey Saldana Brownsburg, IN
    6.     21     Brian Brown Grain Valley, MO
    7.     9     Daryn Pittman Owasso, OK
    8.     2     Danny Lasoski Dover, MO
    9.     1Z     Lucas Wolfe Mechanicsburg, PA
    10.     27     Greg Hodnett Spring Grove, PA
    11.     24     Terry McCarl Altoona, IA
    12.     17W     Bryan Clauson Noblesville, IN
    13.     7     David Gravel Watertown, CT
    14.     93H     Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH
    15.     29W     Danny Dietrich Gettysburg, PA
    16.     89     Cody Darrah Red Lion, PA
    17.     19M     Brent Marks Myerstown, PA
    18.     1B     Dale Blaney Hartford, OH
    19.     1     Sammy Swindell Germantown, TN
    20.     3A     Billy Alley Bennet, NE
    21.     51     Paul McMahan Nashville, TN
    22.     41     Jason Johnson Eunice, LA
    23.     12     Lynton Jeffrey Sydney, NSW, Aust
    24.     12X     Wayne Johnson Knoxville, IA
    25.     24R     Trevor Canales Roseville, CA

    Starting Order: 15, 29, 7, 71M, 49, 2, 51, 24, 41, 93H, 1B, 16, 1Z, 21, 9, 17W, 29W, 19M, 3A, 12X, 1, 89, 27, 12, 24R

    B Main Results

    Completed     B main         22 Laps     Completed
    Pos.     Car     Name, Hometown     Time     Points
    1.     12X     Wayne Johnson Knoxville, IA
    2.     1     Sammy Swindell Germantown, TN
    3.     89     Cody Darrah Red Lion, PA
    4.     27     Greg Hodnett Spring Grove, PA
    5.     45     Tim Shaffer Aliquippa, PA
    6.     7TAZ     Tasker Phillips Pleasantville, IA
    7.     1D     Justin Henderson Sioux Falls, SD
    8.     W20     Greg Wilson Benton Ridge, OH
    9.     13     Mark Dobmeier Grand Forks, ND
    10.     19S     Stevie Smith Broken Arrow, OK
    11.     2KS     Craig Dollansky Elk River, MN
    12.     35AU     Jamie Veal Warrnambool, VIC, Au
    13.     7D     Dustin Selvage Indianola, IA
    14.     10H     Chad Kemenah Alvada, OH
    15.     11K     Kraig Kinser Bloomington, IN
    16.     O1     Christopher Bell Norman, OK
    17.     83     Aaron Reutzel Clute, TX
    18.     55W     Logan Wagner Harrisonville, PA
    19.     18     Ian Madsen St. Marys, NSW, Aust
    20.     3G     James McFadden Ormeau, QLD, Aust
    21.     40     Clint Garner Sioux Falls, SD
    22.     67H     Sam Hafertepe Jr. Sunnyvale, TX
    23.     17B     Bill Balog Brookfield, WI
    24.     82     Dusty Zomer Sioux Falls, SD

    22 laps is the distance, top 4 to the A....False start....Dusty Zomer caught the cushion in turn one, sending the No. 82 into the wall....Sam Hafertepe, Jr. into the work area under caution with no brakes, he will restart....Wayne Johnson takes off into the lead....

    Logan Wagner deep in the field nearly tagged the wall, thankfully able to continue....Working Lap 2, Clint Garner with contact from James McFadden cuts the Left Rear down on the No. 40 while running fifth....One lap complete....Race for fourth, James McFadden to the inside of Sammy Swindell, but the engine let go on the No. 3g....Swindell to second on Lap 4....Pass for fourth on Lap 5, Greg Hodnett takes in from Justin Henderson....

    Bottom is the preferred line as Johnson finds the back of the field on Lap 10....A few drivers starting to head back to the cushion, Swindell is one of them trying to run down Wayne Johnson....Lap 18, Johnson held up by Reutzel trying to put him a lap down, that allows Swindell to close the gap....Cody Darrah trying for the runner up spot in the closing laps....

    Wayne Johnson makes the A-Feature for the seventh time with his B-Feature win. Sammy Swindell, Cody Darrah, and Greg Hodnett move on.


    C Main Results

    Completed     C main         15 Laps     Completed
    Pos.     Car     Name, Hometown     Time     Points
    1.     17B     Bill Balog Brookfield, WI
    2.     11K     Kraig Kinser Bloomington, IN
    3.     83     Aaron Reutzel Clute, TX
    4.     67H     Sam Hafertepe Jr. Sunnyvale, TX
    5.     11     Steve Kinser Bloomington, IN
    6.     13X     Jac Haudenschild Wooster, OH
    7.     7S     Jason Sides Bartlett, TN
    8.     17A     Austin McCarl Altoona, IA
    9.     3     Tim Kaeding San Jose, CA
    10.     1A     Jacob Allen Hanover, PA
    11.     44W     Austen Wheatley Lake Stevens, WA
    12.     55     Brooke Tatnell Sans Souci, NSW, Aust
    13.     99     Brady Bacon Broken Arrow
    14.     88N     DJ Netto Hanford, CA
    15.     95     Matt Covington Glenpool, OK
    16.     17     Josh Baughman Odessa, TX
    17.     9P     Parker Price-Miller Kokomo, IN
    18.     4R     Jon Agan Knoxville, IA
    19.     1X     Don Droud Jr. Lincoln, NE
    20.     56     Davey Heskin St. Michael, MN
    21.     1S     Logan Schuchart Hanover, PA
    22.     70     Dean Jacobs Wooster, OH
    23.     22     Tony Shilling Knoxville, IA
    24.     96     Bronson Maeschen Pleasantville, IA

    15 laps is the distance, top four to the B....Kraig Kinser to the lead with Steve Kinser, from sixth, moving to second, but the caution is out for Matt Covington before the field could complete the lap....

    This time, it's Davey Heskin with the lead on the start....Caution working Lap 3 for Bronson Maeschen who went into the wall in turn one....On the restart, Bill Balog just rolled low to take second after restarting fourth....Lap 3 Kinser coming back after the runner-up spot....Lap 4, side-by-side with no luck as Balog starts to pull away....

    Working Lap 6, race for third between K. Kinser and Aaron Reutzel....Safety Caution while working Lap 7, back to Lap 6 for the restart....Steve Kinser going after the transfer spot on the restart, goes side by side on Lap 8, gets the door slammed in his face by Aaron Reutzel....Lap 10, Kinser makes the pass for fourth in turn one....Race for fifth between Reutzel and Hafertepe with both going after Steve Kinser....Lap 13, Reutzel with a very close pass on the high side exiting turn four....Lap 14, Aaron and Sam going after it for fourth....

    Final lap, Davey Heskin out of fuel while leading, that gives the win to Bill Balog. Kraig Kinser, Aaron Reutzel and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. will move on.

    D Main Results

    Completed     D main         12 Laps     Completed
    Pos.     Car     Name, Hometown     Time     Points
    1.     17     Josh Baughman Odessa, TX
    2.     99     Brady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK
    3.     4R     Jon Agan Knoxville, IA
    4.     22     Tony Shilling Knoxville, IA
    5.     47     Jeff Swindell Bartlett, TN
    6.     O     Bud Kaeding Campbell, CA
    7.     44     Chris Martin Ankeny, IA
    8.     11N     Randy Hannagan Pittsboro, IN
    9.     81X     Lee Jacobs Dalton, OH
    10.     31B     Shane Golobic Fremont, CA
    11.     25     Dylan Peterson Hartford, SD
    12.     2LX     Ed Lynch Jr. Apollo, PA
    13.     7X     Kaley Gharst Decatur, IL
    14.     28     Jonathan Cornell Sedalia, MO
    15.     49J     Josh Schneiderman West Burlington, IA
    16.     21AU     Jordyn Brazier Sydney, NSW, Aust
    17.     71A     RJ Johnson Tampa, FL
    18.     4     Dakota Hendrickson Omaha, NE
    19.     23     Jimmy Light West Springfield, PA
    20.     19     Bob Weuve Newton, IA
    21.     71X     Tyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN
    22.     20N     Hunter Schuerenberg Sikeston, MO
    23.     2L     Logan Forler Boise, ID
    24.     5V     Colby Copeland Roseville, CA

    12 laps is the distance, top four to the C....Bacon and Baughman drag race for the lead with Baughman taking it....Race for the transfer spot on Lap 2, Tony Shilling has it for the time being....Caution working Lap 3 for Hunter Schuerenberg who stopped on the back straightaway....Bacon back after the lead on the restart, working low but can't get the pass on Lap 3....

    Lap 4, the pair are still wheel-to-wheel with Baughman finally taking the line entering the first turn while working Lap 5....Lap 7, Tyler Courtney slowed suddenly, stacking up a few cars, but was able to get to Pits....Lap 11, Baughman nearly into a slower car, Bacon is right there, but will be denied.

    Josh Baughman wins, Bacon, Agan, and Shilling will move on.

    E Main Results

    Completed     E main         10 Laps     Completed
    Pos.     Car     Name, Hometown     Time     Points
    1.     23     Jimmy Light West Springfield, PA
    2.     20N     Hunter Schuerenberg Sikeston
    3.     19     Bob Weuve Newton, IA
    4.     49J     Josh Schneiderman West Burlington, IA
    5.     25     Dylan Peterson Hartford, SD
    6.     15M     Bobby Mincer Burlington, IA
    7.     4S     Danny Smith Chillicothe, OH
    8.     35     Skylar Prochaska Lakefield, MN
    9.     69     Mike Moore Des Moines, IA
    10.     81     Austin Johnson Pleasant Hill, IA
    11.     93     Glenndon Forsythe York, PA
    12.     23M     Lance Moss Cherryville, NC
    13.     17M     Todd Mickelson Minot, ND
    14.     29C     Willie Croft Roseville, CA
    15.     2K     Kevin Ingle Huron, SD
    16.     1P     Curtis Evans Norborne, MO
    17.     75     Glen Saville Razorback, NSW, Aust
    18.     19P     Paige Polyak Tiffin, OH

    10 laps is the distance, top five to the D....Jimmy Light will take the early lead....Working Lap 2, Paige Polyak with a soft roll exiting turn two.....Field is starting to stretch out with Light leading....

    Hunter Schuerenberg closed the gap in traffic on Light to battle for the lead on Lap 6 as the caution waved for Kevin Ingle who rolled to a stop just inside the back stretch....

    Willie Croft, who was running third, pulled in as the caution lights turned off....Josh Schneiderman with a good run on the restart, goes from seventh to fourth through turns one and two....Jimmy Light wins.

    Hunter Schuerenberg, Bob Weuve, Josh Schneiderman, and Dylan Peterson are the drivers moving on to the D-Feature.

  • Shane Golibik - Knoxville 2015

  • World Challenge Win Gives Lynton Jeffrey Final Ticket to Nationals Championship

    Lynton Jeffrey claimed the Speed Sport World Challenge Friday night, and in turn gained the 25th starting spot for Saturday’s 55th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores! The Sydney, New South Wales, Australia native now residing in Prairie City, Iowa assumed the lead from James McFadden, who saw his power plant go up in smoke with two laps to go.

    Randy Hannagan jumped out to the early lead in the 20-lap event over Jeffrey and Kraig Kinser. Jeffrey used a slide job to gain the point from Hannagan on lap two, and took off from the field on the cushion after a lap three restart for a spun Sheldon Haudenschild.

    McFadden shot to third on lap four, while Daryn Pittman moved into the top five on lap five. Haudenschild brought out another caution and retired with a blown right rear with nine laps in the books. Jeffrey led Hannagan, McFadden, Pittman and Kinser back to green.

    McFadden stormed into second on lap 12 and stalked Jeffrey for five laps. On lap 17, he shot to the bottom of turn three and slid in front of Jeffrey to take the lead. The native of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, pulled away and appeared to be heading for the big show on Saturday night. Unfortunately, his motor went south with two laps to go, handing the win to Jeffrey.

    Jeffrey won by a large margin over Hannagan, Pittman, Brooke Tatnell and Brad Sweet. Kinser, Ian Madsen, hard-charger Christopher Bell, Tim Kaeding and Kerry Madsen rounded out the top ten.

    “I commiserate for (McFadden), he had a great car,” said Jeffrey in Victory Lane. “He’s had a little bit of bad luck in America this year. That sucked for him. He did a great job and got unlucky. I’ve done that myself. This team’s worked hard this year. I’m really thinking about the Swindell’s right now. I’d like to send some love and some prayers to the family and Kevin. I just hope he gets well, and I dedicate this win to him.”

    Speed Sport World Challenge (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (2); 2. Randy Hannagan (1); 3. Daryn Pittman (9); 4. Brooke Tatnell (6); 5. Brad Sweet (13); 6. Kraig Kinser (3); 7. Ian Madsen (7); 8. Christopher Bell (18); 9. Tim Kaeding (17); 10. Kerry Madsen (14); 11. Terry McCarl (12); 12. Jamie Veal (5); 13. Jordyn Brazier (16); 14. Lucas Wolfe (10); 15. Jason Sides (4); 16. James McFadden (8); 17. Scott Bogucki (15); 18. Sheldon Haudenschild (11); 19. Glen Saville (20); 20. Bruce White (21); 21. Jac Haudenschild (19). Lap Leaders: Hannagan 1, Jeffrey 2-16, McFadden 17-18, Jeffrey 19-20. Hard-charger: Bell.