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Brian Brown Takes Night 2 Of Knoxville Nationals; Saldana On Pole For Saturday’s A-Main

Posted: Friday, August 9th, 2013 at 6:01 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Derek Cardwell

The Casey’s sponsored car of Brian Brown was the winning car of night two of the 53rd Annual F-V-P Knoxville Nationals last night. Brown grabbed the lead from Roger Crockett on lap three and led the rest of the way. Brown sliced his way through lapped traffic and won by just under one second. Kerry Madsen was second, Kevin Swindell was third with Roger Crockett and Joey Saldana completing the top five. With the top five coupled with his quick time last night, Saldana will start on the pole for Saturday’s championship race. Saldana told KNIA/KRLS Sports his owner Dan Motter was the one who believed in him from the beginning. The top 16 in points are now locked in to Saturday A-Main with Saldana on the pole and Brian Brown alongside in the front row. 360 Nationals Winner Shane Stewart will start third with Justin Henderson starting fourth. Ten drivers also chose to line up in the first five rows of the B-Main on Saturday including reigning Knoxville Nationals Winner Donny Schatz, who will start fourth in the B.

A-MAIN RESULTS:
1. Brian Brown
2. Kerry Madsen
3. Kevin Swindell
4. Roger Crockett
5. Joey Saldana
6. Cody Darrah
7. Scott Winters
8. Craig Dollansky
9. Terry McCarl
10. Stevie Smith
11. Danny Lasoski
12. Wayne Johnson
13. Dusty Zomer
14. Mark Dobmeier
15. Sam Hafertepe Jr.
16. Jack Dover
17. Steve Kinser
18. Jac Haudenschild
19. Bill Balog
20. Brad Loyet
21. Rico Abreu
22. Robby Wolfgang
23. Brian Paulus
24. Jon Agan

A-MAIN Starters (top 16 locked in)
1. 71m, Joey Saldana 483
2. 21, Brian Brown 481
3. 57, Shane Stewart 481
4. 1D, Justin Henderson 481
5. 49K, Brad Sweet 480
6. 51, Paul McMahan 477
7. 6, David Gravel 474
8. 29, Kerry Madsen 473
9. 71s, Kevin Swindell 473
10. 4, Cody Darrah 468
11. 9, Daryn Pittman 464
12. 11, Steve Kinser 461
13. 33, Danny Lasoski 460
14. 19s, Stevie Smith 458
15. 11c, Roger Crockett 457
16. 39, Greg Hodnett 457

Drivers who chose to stand on their points and will start in the 1st five rows of Saturday’s B-Main:
1. 12, Lynton Jeffrey 457
2. 82, Scott Winters 456
3. 7s, Jason Sides 456
4. 15, Donny Schatz 456
5. 83JR, Tim Kaeding 450
6. 7, Craig Dollansky 450
7. 24, Terry McCarl 448
8. 18, Ian Madsen 433
9. 91, Dusty Zomer 432
10. 13, Mark Dobmeier 431