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Weird Night At Knoxville Gives Three Drivers Reason To Celebrate

Posted: Monday, July 16th, 2012 at 5:55 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Derek Cardwell

A long and rather bizarre night last night at the Knoxville Raceway saw three winners…a race stopped because of the wrong line up, and ten total red flag periods during the night. The 305 race started and before a lap could be completed, a yellow came out due to two cars getting together. The red was then displayed when officials realized the lineup was wrong. After re-arranging the starting order the green finally was displayed and Mike Van Haaften led from start to finish becoming the first driver to win three straight 305 A-Mains. The 360 race was just as weird as three reds marred the event with Larry Ball Jr, Casey Freidrichson, Joe Beaver all got upside down. None of the drivers sustained any injuries, however the 360 A-Main lasted nearly an hour with Kaley Gharst winning. The 410 A-Main was the most exciting with Bronson Maeschen taking the win, however he had to fight off a late race charge by Davey Heskin and Dusty Zomer, plus numerous yellows. Unofficially, the point leaders are Heskin in the 410s, Clint Garner in the 360s, and Matthew Stelzer in the 305s.