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Swindell Wins Night Two of Knoxville Nationals

Posted: Friday, August 13th, 2010 at 6:03 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Jamie Brockman

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1983 Knoxville Nationals champion Slammin Sammy Swindell continued his hot streak at Knoxville this year, leading all 25 laps of the A Main winning night two of the 50th annual Good Year Knoxville Nationals.

The feature was filled with excitement and certainly didn’t lack drama as it took three attempts to get a clean start, but once they did the Sammy show was on. Swindell started third and didn’t waste any time passing the front row through turns one and two. It appeared he would drive away from the field, however four time defending champion Donny Schatz worked his way to second and eventually raced side by side with Sammy for the lead on lap 10, however lapped traffic got in the mix and Swindell was able to pull away. Schatz challenged again on the white flag lap, but Mike Moore spun in turn three bringing out a caution which would lead to a green white checker finish attempt and one final chance for Schatz to make a pass. On the restart Moore spun again in turn three which then set up a one lap shootout. While under caution Schatz noticeably had a right rear going down, but elected to stay out and on the restart slipped back and settled for a fifth place finish. Knoxville regulars Brian Brown and Skip Jackson earned podium finishes in second and third respectively with Stevie Smith fourth and Schatz completing the top five. [simage=3607,200,y,right]

Other big news from night two saw four time champion Danny Lasoski as well as Tim Kaeding both have motor issues in their heats which placed them in the C main. Lasoski won and Kaeding was second earning both drivers a spot at the tail of the B Main. Lasoski’s struggles continued as he could only muster a 12th place finish while Kaeding charged all the way to sixth but neither driver would transfer to the A main.

After the two qualifying nights Knoxville’s own Brian Brown is the top point gainer with 484 putting him in great position to win his first ever Nationals crown, Swindell is second followed by Greg Hodnett, Schatz and Steve Kinser completes the top five with Daryn Pittman, Tim Shaffer, Shane Stewart, Jason Johnson and Dale Blaney rounding out the top 10.

Tonight will be the non qualifiers races for drivers who are 51st on back in points and the winner of tonight’s A main will start 11th in tomorrow’s C feature. Other races include the pole scrambles which will feature the top 10 in points for the A, B and C features as well as the World Challenge Race to end the night. We’ll have live coverage on KNIA/KRLS and kniakrls.com starting with Live Trackside at 6pm and flag to flag coverage at 7:30pm.

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA
August 12, 2010
410 RESULTS
Time TrialS: 1. Steve Kinser, Bloomington IN, 15.239; 2. Danny Lasoski, Dover MO, 15.391; 3. Greg Hodnett, Thomasville PA, 15.446; 4. Daryn Pittman, Owasso OK, 15.477; 5. Brian Brown, Grain Valley MO, 15.507; 6. Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls SD, 15.545; 7. Donny Schatz, Fargo ND, 15.637; 8. Ian Madsen, (R) St. Marys, NSW, Aust. , 15.754; 9. Keith Bloom Jr., Anderson CA, 15.762; 10. Sammy Swindell, Germantown TN, 15.777; 11. Tim Kaeding, San Jose CA, 15.783; 12. Dale Blaney, Fowler OH, 15.814; 13. Skip Jackson, Sydney, NSW, Aust. , 15.822; 14. Paul McMahan, Nashville TN, 15.829; 15. Tyler Walker, Los Angeles CA, 15.863; 16. Scott Winters, Butterfield MN, 15.878; 17. Chad Meyer, Sioux Falls SD, 15.964; 18. Kaley Gharst, Decatur IL, 16.021; 19. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale TX, 16.028; 20. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington IA, 16.041; 21. Brent Antill, Ankeny IA, 16.095; 22. Toni Lutar, White Rock, BC, Can. , 16.099; 23. Mitchell Dumesny, Nelson, NSW, Aust. , 16.133; 24. Jac Haudenschild, Wooster OH, 16.151; 25. Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens WA, 16.162; 26. Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow OK, 16.17; 27. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. , 16.197; 28. Lance Dewease, Fayetteville PA, 16.207; 29. Mike Moore, Des Moines IA, 16.216; 30. Seth Brahmer, Wisner NE, 16.24; 31. Ricky Logan, Little Rock AR, 16.248; 32. Dean Jacobs, Wooster OH, 16.264; 33. Robby Wolfgang, (R) Sioux Falls SD, 16.274; 34. Paul Jeffrey, Kellyville, NSW, Aust. , 16.294; 35. Bill Rose, Plainfield IN, 16.339; 36. Clint Garner, Sioux Falls SD, 16.367; 37. Jim Moughan Jr., Springfield IL, 16.38; 38. Rager Phillips, Pleasantville IA, 16.41; 39. Mark Shirshekan, Farmington MO, 16.411; 40. Luke Hall, Ludlow Falls OH, 16.415; 41. Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia MO, 16.478; 42. Chris Shirek, Thompson ND, 16.549; 43. Jared Ridge, Snohomish WA, 16.557; 44. Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge OH, 16.569; 45. Dustin Morgan, Tulsa OK, 16.612; 46. Matt Wasmund, Jackson MN, 16.755; 47. Greg Nikitenko, Minot ND, 16.791; 48. Lee Jacobs, Wooster OH, 16.82; 49. Todd King, Sheboygan Falls WI, 17.031; 50. Kim Mock, Kenosha WI, 17.69;

Heat 1, 10 laps: 1. Ricky Logan, Little Rock AR; 2. Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow OK; 3. Steve Kinser, Bloomington IN; 4. Clint Garner, Sioux Falls SD; 5. Scott Winters, Butterfield MN; 6. Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia MO; 7. Brent Antill, Ankeny IA; 8. Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls SD; 9. Matt Wasmund, Jackson MN; 10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose CA;

Heat 2, 10 laps: 1. Dale Blaney, Fowler OH; 2. Donny Schatz, Fargo ND; 3. Dean Jacobs, Wooster OH; 4. Chad Meyer, Sioux Falls SD; 5. Jim Moughan Jr., Springfield IL; 6. Toni Lutar, White Rock, BC, Can. ; 7. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. ; 8. Greg Nikitenko, Minot ND; 9. Chris Shirek, Thompson ND; 10. Danny Lasoski, Dover MO;

Heat 3, 10 laps: 1. Lance Dewease, Fayetteville PA; 2. Greg Hodnett, Thomasville PA; 3. Rager Phillips, Pleasantville IA; 4. Skip Jackson, Sydney, NSW, Aust. ; 5. Robby Wolfgang, (R) Sioux Falls SD; 6. Ian Madsen, (R) St. Marys, NSW, Aust. ; 7. Kaley Gharst, Decatur IL; 8. Mitchell Dumesny, Nelson, NSW, Aust. ; 9. Lee Jacobs, Wooster OH; 10. Jared Ridge, Snohomish WA;

Heat 4, 10 laps: 1. Jac Haudenschild, Wooster OH; 2. Daryn Pittman, Owasso OK; 3. Mark Shirshekan, Farmington MO; 4. Mike Moore, Des Moines IA; 5. Keith Bloom Jr., Anderson CA; 6. Todd King, Sheboygan Falls WI; 7. Paul Jeffrey, Kellyville, NSW, Aust. ; 8. Paul McMahan, Nashville TN; 9. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale TX; 10. Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge OH;

Heat 5, 10 laps: 1. Sammy Swindell, Germantown TN; 2. Luke Hall, Ludlow Falls OH; 3. Brian Brown, Grain Valley MO; 4. Seth Brahmer, Wisner NE; 5. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington IA; 6. Tyler Walker, Los Angeles CA; 7. Dustin Morgan, Tulsa OK; 8. Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens WA; 9. Bill Rose, Plainfield IN; 10. Kim Mock, Kenosha WI;

C Feature, 10 laps, Top 2 Transfer 1. Danny Lasoski, Dover MO; 2. Tim Kaeding, San Jose CA; 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale TX; 4. Lee Jacobs, Wooster OH; 5. Chris Shirek, Thompson ND; 6. Bill Rose, Plainfield IN; 7. Jared Ridge, Snohomish WA; 8. Matt Wasmund, Jackson MN; 9. Kim Mock, Kenosha WI;

B Feature , 12 laps, Top four transfer: 1. Ian Madsen, (R) St. Marys, NSW, Aust. ; 2. Paul McMahan, Nashville TN; 3. Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls SD; 4. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington IA; 5. Tyler Walker, Los Angeles CA; 6. Tim Kaeding, San Jose CA; 7. Scott Winters, Butterfield MN; 8. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. ; 9. Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia MO; 10. Mitchell Dumesny, Nelson, NSW, Aust. ; 11. Keith Bloom Jr., Anderson CA; 12. Danny Lasoski, Dover MO; 13. Kaley Gharst, Decatur IL; 14. Toni Lutar, White Rock, BC, Can. ; 15. Brent Antill, Ankeny IA; 16. Dustin Morgan, Tulsa OK; 17. Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens WA; 18. Todd King, Sheboygan Falls WI; 19. Robby Wolfgang, (R) Sioux Falls SD; 20. Jim Moughan Jr., Springfield IL; 21. Greg Nikitenko, Minot ND; 22. Paul Jeffrey, Kellyville, NSW, Aust. ;

A Feature , 25 laps: 1. Sammy Swindell, Germantown TN; 2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley MO; 3. Skip Jackson, Sydney, NSW, Aust. ; 4. Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow OK; 5. Donny Schatz, Fargo ND; 6. Dale Blaney, Fowler OH; 7. Paul McMahan, Nashville TN; 8. Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls SD; 9. Greg Hodnett, Thomasville PA; 10. Daryn Pittman, Owasso OK; 11. Steve Kinser, Bloomington IN; 12. Jac Haudenschild, Wooster OH; 13. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington IA; 14. Lance Dewease, Fayetteville PA; 15. Dean Jacobs, Wooster OH; 16. Ricky Logan, Little Rock AR; 17. Rager Phillips, Pleasantville IA; 18. Clint Garner, Sioux Falls SD; 19. Seth Brahmer, Wisner NE; 20. Chad Meyer, Sioux Falls SD; 21. Mark Shirshekan, Farmington MO; 22. Mike Moore, Des Moines IA; 23. Luke Hall, Ludlow Falls OH; 24. Ian Madsen, (R) St. Marys, NSW, Aust. Lap Leader: Swindell 1-25