8.9.14 Knoxville Raceway Results - Dirt Racing Report

8.9.14 Knoxville Raceway Results

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA, August 9, 2014 – The Friday Non-Qualifier program finally found its way to the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday afternoon with 48 drivers checking in and Danny Lasoski earning his 101st victory at the famed half-mile.

Suffering engine problems after taking the checkered flag in his Heat Race, the crew for the No. 33 was able to complete repairs to get Lasoski out for the A-Feature, where “The Dude” gridded the field seventh.

“It’s a credit to my whole team. Mark Burch leads my team with Cody and Asa and I’m thankful for Paul Kistler for coming over and getting that thing fixed up. That just goes to show, this team never quits,” commented Lasoski about overcoming a potential early ending to the 54th FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store.

Moving to third on Lap 6, Lasoski watched as Jack Dover and Steve Kinser traded the top spot. Moving to slower traffic by the sixth round, the top three tightened with the chance for the lead coming on Lap 11. Moving off Turn 2, Lasoski found Dover and Kinser held up by back markers. Taking his familiar low line, Lasoski picked off the pair for the race lead exiting the fourth turn; opening his advantage to a staggering 8.568 seconds at the checkered flag.

Jack Dover had slipped to third, but was able to take second coming to the checkered flag as Jac Haudenschild saw his engine expire in a cloud of smoke.

Commenting on the pass by Lasoski, Dover revealed that he too had problems under the bonnet of the No. 53, “Danny’s always good on the bottom. Before the race, I saw him trying to pack the bottom so I figured he’d be there. My car was pretty good anywhere I wanted to go, then there at the end it started overheating, and we lost a little power.”

Despite the chokingly thick cloud of smoke from the No. 9w, Haudenschild was able to coast across the line for third, “We lost the motor right there at the end, so that’s bad news, but we were a little better there in that feature so hopefully we’ll get better in the next one.”

After contact with the wall in the mid-point of the race, Steve Kinser was able to hold on for fourth with Seth Brahmer taking fifth.

Tony Bruce, Jr. crossed sixth with Chad Kemenah seventh from eleventh. Brandon Wimmer crossed eighth with Danny Holtgraver ninth. Dusty Zomer moved up two to complete the top-ten and become the last car to lock himself into tonight’s C main. The remainder of the competitor will line up according to their finishes in tonight’s E and D mains.

410 Results

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:05.8: 1. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (1); 2. 13v, Seth Brahmer, Norfolk, NE (3); 3. 63, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (2); 4. 2L, Ed Lynch Jr., Apollo, PA (7) / 5. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (5); 6. 83x, Jason Meyers, Clovis, CA (4); 7. 4s, Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH (6); 8. 23, Jimmy Light, West Springfield, PA (9) / 9. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (8); 10. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (10)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:05.4: 1. 9w, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (1); 2. 33, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (2); 3. 91, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (3); 4. 7s, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (4) / 5. 7G, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (6); 6. 1x, Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH (8); 7. 1s, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (5); 8. 45c, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (9) / 9. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (7); 10. 4c, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (10)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. 18, Tony Bruce Jr., Owasso, OK (1); 2. 5v, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (3); 3. 3G, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust. (2); 4. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (4) / 5. 45x, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (6); 6. 1a, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (5); 7. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (8); 8. 69, Mike Moore, Des Moines, IA (7) / DNS – 4K, Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. 11, Steve Kinser, Bloomington, IN (1); 2. 10H, Danny Holtgraver, Pittsburgh, PA (2); 3. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (4); 4. 55x, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (3) / 5. O5, Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO (5); 6. 7K, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (6); 7. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (7); 8. 1P, Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO (9) / 9. 19L, Jason Tostenson, Glencoe, MN (8)

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.0: 1. 24H, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (1); 2. 74x, Josh Hodges, Tijeras, NM (2); 3. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (6); 4. 81, Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA (3) / 5. 1K, Chris Shirek, Thompson, ND (5); 6. 44w, Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens, WA (7); 7. 12P, TJ Peterson, Des Moines, IA (8); 8. 60, Kory Crabtree, West Jefferson, OH (9) / 9. 4x, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (4)

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Paige Polyak (1); 2. Johnny Herrera (3); 3. Jason Meyers (6); 4. Brad Loyet (4) / 5. Kaley Gharst (2); 6. Dustin Selvage (9); 7. Cap Henry (7); 8. Josh Schneiderman (13); 9. Chris Shirek (5); 10. Mike Moore (18); 11. Dustin Clark (17); 12. Jimmy Light (16); 13. Danny Smith (11); 14. Chris Martin (22); 15. Rob Kubli (14); 16. Jason Tostenson (24); 17. Kory Crabtree (20); 18. Kevin Ingle (26); 19. Bob Weuve (21); 20. Logan Schuchart (12); 21. Tyler Courtney (25); 22. Curtis Evans (19); 23. TJ Peterson (15); 24. Kody Kinser (23); 25. Jacob Allen (8); 26. Austen Wheatley (10); DNS – Dakota Hendrickson, Skylar Prochaska

A main (started), 20 Laps, 5:37.9: 1. Danny Lasoski (7); 2. Jack Dover (1); 3. Jac Haudenschild (2); 4. Steve Kinser (4); 5. Seth Brahmer (6); 6. Tony Bruce Jr. (3); 7. Chad Kemenah (11); 8. Brandon Wimmer (5); 9. Danny Holtgraver (9); 10. Dusty Zomer (12); 11. James McFadden (13); 12. Brad Loyet (24); 13. Jason Sides (17); 14. Jason Meyers (23); 15. Josh Hodges (10); 16. Colby Copeland (8); 17. Johnny Herrera (22); 18. Ed Lynch Jr. (16); 19. Lynton Jeffrey (18); 20. Brady Bacon (14); 21. Paige Polyak (21); 22. Trey Starks (19); 23. Glen Saville (15); 24. Austin Johnson (20). Lap Leaders: Dover 1-4, S. Kinser 5, Dover 6-10, Lasoski 11-20. Hard-charger: Loyet.

Daryn Pittman Pockets $10,000 in Speed Sport World Challenge!
by Bryan Hulbert/Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA, August 9, 2014 – For the third time, Daryn Pittman found Victory Lane in the Speed Sport World Challenge with a late race pass on Tim Kaeding.

Coming from sixth, Pittman wasted little time getting to the runner-up spot. Chasing Tim Kaeding into traffic, Pittman closed the gap but would nearly see his afternoon end on Lap 7 with a slip exiting Turn 2 that nearly sent the Great Clips No. 9 into the wall. A quick recovery and Pittman was back in the mix as rubber came into play on the Knoxville surface.

“I’m just glad I didn’t stuff it into the back straight-a-way fence. The track was tricky, and the sun came out just enough there with that long break that the track just cleaned off a laid rubber,” said Pittman. “Hats off to the track crew. They had their work cut out for them all week with the weather, and to have a day show and not lay rubber until the last race; the whole program was a great race.”

Tim Kaeding’s runner-up finish was enough to guarantee the California driver a starting spot in Saturday’s championship A-Feature.

Informed of his twenty-fifth starting spot, Kaeding reply was simply, “Nothing wrong with that….We snuck into the Kings Royal, we just snuck our way into the Nationals, and couldn’t be happier.”

Brad Sweet completed the podium in the Speed Sport World Challenge.

“Our car was pretty good there. We didn’t get locked in but we gave “TK” a run for his money at the end,” Said Sweet. “We sure tried hard and the guys have made a lot of improvements so we’ll start mid-pack in the “B” this afternoon.”

Ian Madsen had his hands full holding onto fourth as Donny Schatz stalked the No. 55 in the closing laps. The defending FVP Knoxville Nationals Champion made up the top-five.

Terry McCarl was sixth, Brooke Tatnell seventh, David Gravel eighth, Paul McMahan ninth, and Dale Blaney tenth.

The finale of the 54th running of the FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store will be Saturday, August 9 with action kicking off at 7:15 P.M. (CT). For complete news, updates, and information log onto http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com.

Speed Sport World Challenge Results

Speed Sport World Challenge (started), 25 laps: 1. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (6) 2. 59, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (4) 3. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (3) 4. 55J, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (2) 5. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (12) 6. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (10) 7. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (5) 8. 83, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (8) 9. 51, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (9) 10. 14K, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH (11) 11. 3G, Ormeau, QLD, Aust. (16) 12. 11N, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (1) 13. 55x, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (13) 14. 0, Bud Kaeding, Campbell, CA (14) 15. 83x, Jason Meyers, Clovis, CA (18) 16. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (22) 17. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (20) 18. 4s, Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH (17) 19. 4c, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (21) 20. 7s, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (15) 21. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (7) 22. 4K, Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN (19) DNS – 1D, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 29, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 2, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 71, Kevin Swindell, Germantown, TN. Lap Leaders: I. Madsen 1-2, T. Kaeding 3-16, Pittman 17-25. Hard-charger: Schatz.

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