James McFadden US race dates released

McFadden and Gaerte ready

McFadden’s US dates in the Gaerte Engines 3G has been released and the multiple Australian and World Series Champion will kick off his third tour with Garete engines at Attica Raceway on Thursday June 27th and will conclude after 34 shows on August 28th .Included in James Schedule will be 17 appearances with the World of Outlaws and the Knoxville Nationals.

Supporting the McFadden and Gaerte Engines 3G campaign in 2016 are returning sponsors Weld Wheels, CP Carrillo, BMRS and thanks to all the returning partners. AllStar Performance, Gaerte Engines, XYZ Machining, Slade Shock Technology, Hill’s Racing, Townline Variety, Elliott’s Heating & Air, Red Line Oil, Astro Titanium, Brodix Blocks, Hoosier Tire, Shepherd’s Chevrolet, Westralian Diamond Drillers, Barnes Oil Pumps, Comp Cams, ARP Bolts.McFadden ready again

With 2 previous campaigns in the 3g under his belt McFadden will be a force and the track knowledge gained during those previous outing will be invaluable .With the engine power of the Garete Engines to call on and the experienced of the Garete crew the black 3G will be in the thick of the action.Stay connected to our Facebook, Twitter feeds for all the updates on James races.

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Davenport digs out late pass on Owens at Nationals

Davenport digs out late pass on Owens at Nationals

Davenport at Knoxville

Davenport at Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, IA -September 24, 2015 Jonathan Davenport digs out late pass on Jimmy Owens to take the win on night one of the Knoxville Nationals for the Late Model.
Sharing the front row with Ricky Weiss Davenport bounced out at the green and lead the race for the first 19 laps .Owens chase hard from his 6th starting position and by the time the pair had reached lapped traffic Owens had managed to find his way into the race lead .Owen could only hold the race lead for 3 laps before Davenport was back into the lead, a lead he would not surrender.

As the Late Models crossed the stripe it was Davenport, Owens and Don O’Neil Earl Pearson Jr and Chris Brown would round out the top five positions.

Driver’s interviews:
Jonathan Davenport “Lapped traffic is so tough here sometimes,” said Davenport, who recorded his 20th overall feature win of the season. I can’t thank Lee Roy Rumley enough for this strong engine. On this big of a track, we need all the horsepower we can get. The track was super-fast tonight. We could run anywhere on it.”

Jonathan Davenport

Jonathan Davenport

Jimmy Owens in the Bryan Rowland, Widow Wax, and Club 29-Ford was pleased with his runner-up position. “Did you see that I passed him [Davenport]? Not a lot of people have been able to pass him this year. We had a really good hot-rod tonight. The crew keeps working really hard. I thought maybe tonight we were going to be able to break through, but it’s a good start to the weekend.”
Don O’Neil “It’s a much better start to the weekend than last year. I want to thank everybody at Clint Bowyer Racing, Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Crawford Supply, Lance and Barry Wright, and a special mention to my crew chief Jeremy Justice, who is backing home recovering from injuries that happened just a few weeks ago.”
Feature Finish (25 Laps):
FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN
1 2 6 Jonathan Davenport Mount Airy, NC
2 6 20k in the Jimmy Owens Newport, TN
3 7 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN
4 5 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL
5 4 21BX Chris Brown Spring, TX
6 9 28e Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL
7 22 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN
8 8 25 Chad Simpson Mt. Vernon, IA
9 10 32 Chris Simpson Oxford, IA
10 21 777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR
11 3 7R Kent Robinson Bloomington, IN
12 20 18b Shannon Babb Mowequa, IL
13 14 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY
14 11 99JR Frank Heckenast, Jr. Frankfort, IL
15 12 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV
16 19 29 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY
17 17 21 Billy Moyer Batesville, AR
18 24 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL
19 18 14m Morgan Bagley Tyler, TX
20 15 21B Rich Bell Sheffield, IL
21 13 40 Joel Callahan Dubuque, iA
22 16 21jr Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR
23 1 7w Ricky Weiss Headingley, MB
24 23 28m Jimmy Mars Menomonie, WI

After night one of the Nationals the top 10 in points is:

Overall Pos CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN Night #1 POINTS
1 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 492
2 6 Jonathan Davenport Mount Airy, NC 487
3 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN 484
4 21BX Chris Brown Spring, TX 484
5 25 Chad Simpson Mt. Vernon, IA 481
6 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 476
7 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 472
8 777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR 470
9 28e Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 462
10 32 Chris Simpson Oxford, IA 460

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Late Models head for the 12th annual Knoxville Nationals

Late Models head for the 12th annual Knoxville NationalsLate Model Knoxville National poster. jpg
September 24th thru to September 26th three nights of fender rubbing Late Model action. The Nationals attract the best field of powerful, aggressive Late Model drivers all wanting a share of the US$271,000.0 purse and the prestige of standing on top of the Knoxville podium.

Two preliminary nights of racing over Thursday and Friday to qualify for the Championship race on Saturday with a pay day of US$40,000 to win in the Lucas Oils/Casey General Stores 12th annual Knoxville national.

Shane Clanton gets inside Chub Frank Pic credit WoO

Shane Clanton gets inside Chub Frank
Pic credit WoO

Boasting 10 wins so far in the World Of Outlaws Late Model Championship Shane Clanton is sure to be one of the fancied drivers .Not far behind in support will be Josh Richards ,Scott Bloomquist and Jonathan Davenport .
The defending Late Model Champion is Brian Birkhofer. Interesting fact, Birkhofer and Bloomquist are the only multiple winners of the Knoxville National .Birkhofer in 2004 and 20014 while Bloomquist won in 2005 and 2009. The field for 2015 is full of past winner *

The current entry list for the 12th annual Late Model Nationals
0 Scott Bloomquist -Mooresburg, TN *
1 Earl Pearson, Jr. – Jacksonville, FL
1M Robert Moss – Iowa City, IA
1R Josh Richards – Shinnston, WI
3 Sterling Perkins – Kellerton, IA
3s Brian Shirley – Chatham, IL *
3x Skip Frey – Swisher, IA
5 Don O’Neal – Martinsville, IN *
B5 Brandon Sheppard – New Berlin, IL
6 Jonathan Davenport – Williamston, SC
7R Kent Robinson – Bloomington, IN
8 Sonny Findling – Kirksville, MO
15 Steve Francis – Ashland, KY *
17m Dale McDowell – Chickamauga, GA
18 Chase Junghans – Manhattan, KS
20 Jimmy Owens – Newport, TN
21 Billy Moyer – Batesville, AR *
21 Chris Brown – Spring, TX
21B Rich Bell – Sheffield, IL
21JR Billy Moyer Jr. – Batesville, AR
22 Gregg Satterlee – Indiana, PA
25 Chad Simpson – Mt. Vernon, IA
25 Jason Feger – Bloomington, IL
28 Dennis Erb Jr. – Carpentersville, IL
28 Eddie Carrier Jr. – Salt Rock, WV
28M Jimmy Mars – Menomonie, WI
31 Jason Utter – Columbus Junction, IA
32 Chris Simpson – Oxford, IA
50 Denny Eckrich – Tiffin, IA
54 Mike Fryer – Freeport, IL
56 Chris Spieker – Massena, IA
58 Ray Guss Jr. – Milan, IL
58 Dave Eckrich – Oxford, IA
91P Jason Papich – Nipomo, CA
99M Devin Moran – Dresden, OH
157 Mike Marlar – Winfield, TN
777 Jared Landers – Batesville, AR

The list of past Late Model Champions at Knoxville:
Year – Driver, Number, Hometown

2014 – Brian Birkhofer, 15B, Muscatine, IA
2013 – Darrell Lanigan, 29x, Union, KY
2012 – Steve Francis, 15, Ashland, KY
2011 – Don O’Neal, 71, Martinsville, IN
2010 – Billy Moyer, 21, Batesville, AR
2009 – Scott Bloomquist, 0, Mooresburg, TN
2008 – Tim McCreadie, 39, Watertown, NY
2007 – Brady Smith, 2, Solon Springs, WI
2006 – Brian Shirley, 3s, Chatham, IL
2005 – Scott Bloomquist, 0, Mooresburg, TN
2004 – Brian Birkhofer, 15B, Muscatine, IA
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Madsen denied as Schatz knocks off his 9th Knoxville National

Madsen denied as Schatz knocks off his 9th Knoxville National

Donny Schatz wins Knoxville for the ninth time  -Knoxville Pic

Donny Schatz wins Knoxville for the ninth time -Knoxville Pic

After 4 gassed up days it all came down to the 50 Lap Final. On the way to the final, some hard luck for Aussie James McFadden when he smoked another engine while contending for a transfer from the B main.
Kevin Swindell is still in hospital after his crash earlier in the week ,Swindell is expected to undergo another operation on Monday after which will be a long road back to full recovery .Takingspeedway.com wishes Kevin all the best for his recovery

But it’s all about the Final and right from the start the question was posed can Donny Schatz taken out his 9th Title in 10 year. From the moment the Knoxville flagman, Doug Green released his grasp on the green flag Schatz was well and truly on the way .Jumping the Aussie Kerry Madsen at the start Schatz started to prepare the foundation for his 9th Knoxville National Title. Madsen chased hard early closing in on the tail of the Bad Boy Buggies #15 but unable to gain the vital pass.

With Schatz wheeling out in front Madsen now had to deal with a fast arriving Lasoski in the Go Muddy.com #2.
The Go Muddy.com no 2 was working the Knoxville cushion over and started to trade second with Madsen. Lap 16 and Jason Johnson’s #41 shredded his left rear tire and the yellow comes out.

The caution offered the chasers their first real opportunity to threaten the reigning Champ but as we have come to expect the Champ from Fargo North Dakota was right up to the challenge leaving Madsen and Lasoski to their personal battle .Lap 25 and the “Dude” made second his as the race reach the half way point and the fuel stop.

Terry McCarl at fuel stop

Terry McCarl at fuel stop

After the 5 minute fuel stop Schatz took on the high side of the track and started to gap Lasoski as Madsen gained momentum forcing Lasoski to defend his 2nd position. Both Madsen and the forth place Sweet worked high on the cushion with the “Dude” stuck on the bottom. By lap 32, both Madsen and Sweet had passed the GO Muddy.com #2, Madsen around the top and Sweet through on the bottom.

After dealing with Lasoski , Madsen now had the threat of Brad Sweet to take his attention from chasing down Schatz. The gap between Schatz and Madsen had squeezed out to 2.204 second before the red came out to cover Pau McMahan who slipped the cushion on lap 35.
Schatz was back on the pace quickly leaving Madsen and Sweet at it for second .It was a hot battle between the two with them disputing second , their pace kept them within striking distance of the #15.

Madsen had to work hard to keep Sweet behind and both were hoping the coming traffic would offer one final chance to jump the #15. Lap 48 and the final chance was opening up with Schatz appearing to be boxed in the lapped traffic.
Not often does Schatz fall in traffic and this was not going to be one of those day , with the finishing line in sight the might of the Bad Boys Buggies/TSR/Chevrolet Performance #15 would not be denied and the World of Outlaws Champion would become a 9 times Knoxville Champion .Kerry Madsen with all the aggression, determination that fans have come to expect crossed the stripe 1.363 sec behind the #15. Brad Sweet in the Kasey Kahne Racing and the Ollie’s Bargain Barn Outlet #49.

The Knoxville Nationals is the Sprintcar Title they all want, the performance of the Tony Stewart/Donny Schatz partnership continually ticks every box, and every race meeting making the task of their competition almost impossible .The constancy of this team is unmatched in modern motor sport. While they have many critics, most with little knowledge their performance speaks loud and clear.
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Donny Schatz

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart

: “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.”
Kerry Madsen :

Kerry Madsen 2nd at Knoxville 2015 Knoxville Pic

Kerry Madsen 2nd at Knoxville 2015
Knoxville Pic

“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.”
Brad Sweet: “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.”

.A main (started), 50 Laps, NT: 1. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (1); 2. 29, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (2); 3. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (5); 4. 16, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (12); 5. 71m, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (4); 6. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (14); 7. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (15); 8. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (6); 9. 1z, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA (13); 10. Greg Hodnett (23); 11. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (8); 12. 17w, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN (16); 13. 7, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (3); 14. 93H, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (10); 15. 29w, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (17); 16. Cody Darrah (22); 17. 19M, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (18); 18. 1B, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH (11); 19. Sammy Swindell (21); 20. 3A, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE (19); 21. 51, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (7); 22. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (9); 23. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (24); 24. Wayne Johnson (20); 25. 24R, Trevor Canales, Roseville, CA (25). Lap Leader: Schatz 1-50. Hard-charger: Hodnett

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B main (started), 22 Laps, NT: 1. 12x, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (1); 2. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (3); 3. 89, Cody Darrah, Red Lion, PA (2); 4. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA (9) / 5. 45, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (17); 6. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (5); 7. 1D, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (4); 8. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (10); 9. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (11); 10. 19s, Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, OK (7); 11. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (15); 12. 35AU, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (14); 13. 7D, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (19); 14. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (12); 15. Kraig Kinser (22); 16. 01, Christopher Bell, Norman, OK (16); 17. Aaron Reutzel (23); 18. 55W, Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (20); 19. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (13); 20. 3G, James McFadden, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (8); 21. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (6); 22. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (24); 23. Bill Balog (21); 24. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (18)

Wayne Johnson B Main winner

Wayne Johnson B Main winner

C main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. 17B, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI (5); 2. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (1); 3. 83, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (3); 4. 67H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (4) / 5. 11, Steve Kinser, Bloomington, IN (6); 6. 13x, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (9); 7. 7s, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (12); 8. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (19); 9. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (13); 10. 1a, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (7); 11. 44w, Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens, WA (11); 12. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (18); 13. Brady Bacon (22); 14. 88N, DJ Netto, Hanford, CA (15); 15. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (20); 16. Josh Baughman (21); 17. 9P, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (8); 18. Jon Agan (23); 19. 1x, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (16); 20. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (2); 21. 1s, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (14); 22. 70, Dean Jacobs, Wooster, OH (10); 23. Tony Shilling (24); 24. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (17)                                  No image of BillBlog

D main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (2); 2. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (1); 3. 4R, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (3); 4. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (6) / 5. 47, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (9); 6. 0, Bud Kaeding, Campbell, CA (4); 7. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (7); 8. 11N, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (10); 9. 81x, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH (14); 10. 31B, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (12); 11. Dylan Peterson (22); 12. 2LX, Ed Lynch Jr., Apollo, PA (17); 13. 7x, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (15); 14. 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (8); 15. Josh Schneiderman (21); 16. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (11); 17. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (13); 18. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (16); 19. Jimmy Light (18); 20. Bob Weuve (20); 21. 71x, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (5); 22. Hunter Schuerenberg (19); 23. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID (24); 24. 5v, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (23) DNS – 9K, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL

Jos Baughman D Main winner

Jos Baughman D Main winner

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

Jimmy Light E Main wunner

Jimmy Light E Main wunner

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Terry McCarl wins Knoxville night two

 Terry McCarl wins Knoxville night two

Terry McCarl claims night two at Knoxville

Terry McCarl claims night two at Knoxville

Two nights into the 55th running of the Knoxville Nationals and some will be happy with their position other have plenty of hard work ahead. McCarl was classy starting out of position nine T Mac started his move forward early and by lap 6 had driven into the top 5.after taking advantage of the bottom of the clay.

Early on it was Lasoski who took the lead and it was left to McCarl to chase Jason Johnson down for thenumber 2 spot .McCarl closed onto the back of the Priority Aviation No. 41 entry but Johnson would hold his ground. McCarl tried to make the pass on laps 11 and 12 but it  lap 13 that saw McCarl pass into the runner up position
A red for Brooke Tatnell on lap 14 and the restart was just what McCarl needed , single file to the to the starters green and McCarl runs high and job done by turn three on lap 15 and McCarl goes into the race lead

.At the post race interview McCarl was asked about his pass on the Dude, McCarl “, “Well, I just knew what he was doing on those restarts, and what he did to Jason. He was eating that top up, and I hadn’t been to the top. We had a start, gave me a chance to practice it, and on the other restart I perfected it a little better, and I think he missed it a little bit.”
Lasoski held his runner up position to the flag with Jason Johnson claiming the final podium. The podium was Johnson’s third World of Outlaw podium since his return from injury.

Lasoski at the press interview “, “We got good points, just got beat by a good driver, and a good car, that’s all you can say. He had a good pace, and a lot of times, it’s better to be running second. He did what he had to do, and he just got beat.”

Jason Johnson at the press interviews “I tell you what; these Priority Aviation guys have been working their tails off this week. I just can’t say enough about this race team. Phillip and Cole have done a great job. We have a great group of supporters here, and to be on the podium on a prelim night; we’re pretty pleased,” said Johnson who will start ninth in Saturday’s feature event.

Night two Podium at Kn

Night two Podium at Kn

Kerry Madsen moved from 7th to finish fourth and in the process gained points that will see him start alongside Donny Schatz in the Saturday feature. James McFadden also had a good run coming from 13th to finish 7th
Early in the night  Kevin Swindell was involved in a nasty crash with Ed Lynch during the first heat .Kevin Swindell flipped hard into the outside wall and came to rest on the clay. There was a delay as the crash crew removed Swindell from the #71 and placed him on a backboard.

Kevin Swindell #71

Kevin Swindell #71

Sammy and Amy Swindell released the following statement.
“Our son Kevin was racing tonight at Knoxville Raceway, when he was involved in an accident at the start of his heat race.”Kevin was airlifted to Des Moines Mercy Hospital following the accident where he is currently undergoing tests and treatment.
A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (9); 2. Danny Lasoski (1); 3. Jason Johnson (2); 4. Kerry Madsen (7); 5. Brian Brown (23); 6. Joey Saldana (5); 7. James McFadden (13); 8. Lucas Wolfe (3); 9. Stevie Smith (11); 10. Brad Sweet (8); 11. Dusty Zomer (16); 12. Danny Dietrich (12); 13. Dean Jacobs (17); 14. Steve Kinser (20); 15. Dale Blaney (6); 16. Greg Wilson (22); 17. Clint Garner (21); 18. Billy Alley (15); 19. Randy Hannagan (19); 20. Ed Lynch Jr. (14); 21. RJ Johnson (18); 22. Brooke Tatnell (10); 23. Sammy Swindell (4); 24. Tim Shaffer (24). Lap Leaders: Lasoski 1-14, T. McCarl 15-25. Hard-charger: Brown.

A Main Lineup for Saturday (first 8 rows)

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. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA

B Main Lineup for Saturday (first five rows)

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

Combined Points for Wednesday and Thursday

1 15 Donny Schatz 492
2 29 Kerry Madsen 492
3 7 David Gravel 485
4 71M Joey Saldana 478
5 49 Brad Sweet 476
6 2 Danny Lasoski 472
7 51 Paul McMahan 471
8 24 Terry McCarl 469
9 41 Jason Johnson 469
10 93H Sheldon Haudenschild 465
11 1B Dale Blaney 462
12 16 Shane Stewart 460
13 1Z Lucas Wolfe 459
14 21 Brian Brown 458
15 9 Daryn Pittman 457
16 24R Rico Abreu 456
17 12X Wayne Johnson 455
18 89 Cody Darrah 450
19 1 Sammy Swindell 448
20 1D Justin Henderson 445
21 7TAZ Tasker Phillips 445
22 40 Clint Garner 444
23 19S Stevie Smith 443
24 3G James McFadden 439
25 27 Greg Hodnett 439
26 W20 Greg Wilson 439
27 17W Bryan Clauson 435
28 18 Ian Madsen 431
29 29W Danny Dietrich 430
30 56 Davey Heskin 429
31 55 Brooke Tatnell 419
32 82 Dusty Zomer 416
33 19M Brent Marks 413
34 3A Billy Alley 411
35 95 Matt Covington 410
36 2LX Ed Lynch Jr. 409
37 35AU Jamie Veal 408
38 22 Tony Shilling 404
39 45 Tim Shaffer 403
40 7S Jason Sides 403
41 71X Tyler Courtney 402
42 70 Dean Jacobs 401
43 29C Willie Croft 398
44 11K Kraig Kinser 394
45 O Bud Kaeding 393
46 11 Steve Kinser 390
47 81X Lee Jacobs 390
48 71A RJ Johnson 390
49 19 Bob Weuve 389
50 12 Lynton Jeffrey 385
51 4 Dakota Hendrickson 384
52 83 Aaron Reutzel 384
53 31C Justyn Cox 384
54 28 Jonathan Cornell 382
55 11N Randy Hannagan 381
56 1ST Gary Taylor 380
57 84 Scott Bogucki 377
58 9P Parker Price-Miller 377
59 21AU Jordyn Brazier 376
60 19P Paige Polyak 370
61 69 Mike Moore 369
62 17A Austin McCarl 365
63 49J Josh Schneiderman 362
64 7R Roger Crockett 360
65 17 Josh Baughman 356
66 17B Bill Balog 353
67 25 Dylan Peterson 351
68 7D Dustin Selvage 348
69 4R Jon Agan 340
70 9K Kevin Thomas Jr. 340
71 3 Tim Kaeding 338
72 O1 Christopher Bell 336
73 13 Mark Dobmeier 331
74 44 Chris Martin 331
75 1A Jacob Allen 331
76 13X Jac Haudenschild 330
77 1S Logan Schuchart 326
78 10 Matt Moro 316
79 88N DJ Netto 314
80 5V Colby Copeland 312
81 23M Lance Moss 310
82 67H Sam Hafertepe Jr. 307
83 2KS Craig Dollansky 304
84 35 Skylar Prochaska 303
85 55W Logan Wagner 301
86 93 Glenndon Forsythe 300
87 44W Austen Wheatley 298
88 20N Hunter Schuerenberg 297
89 17J Joey Moughan 295
90 2L Logan Forler 293
91 10H Chad Kemenah 287
92 1X Don Droud Jr. 284
93 99 Brady Bacon 281
94 75 Glen Saville 275
95 47 Jeff Swindell 274
96 81 Austin Johnson 272
97 23 Jimmy Light 270
98 31B Shane Golobic 269
99 71 Kevin Swindell 267
100 20 AJ Moeller 263
101 15M Bobby Mincer 261
102 56B Ryan Bernal 255
103 7X Kaley Gharst 253
104 4S Danny Smith 236
105 O5 Brad Loyet 219
106 96AU Bruce White 217
107 1P Curtis Evans 215
108 96 Bronson Maeschen 212
109 55XM Brandon Wimmer 212
110 17M Todd Mickelson 210
111 2K Kevin Ingle 200
112 23B Seth Bergman 188

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Schatz tops the points but Stewart takes night one win at Knoxville

Schatz tops the points but Stewart takes night one win at Knoxville

Shane Stewart wins night one at Knoxville

Shane Stewart wins night one at Knoxville

Knoxville National 2015 and the Schatz Stewart battle continues as the first group of 410 drivers take on the hollow clay of the Knoxville track.
Donny Schatz started in a blaze putting down fast time in the qualifying. Heat wins to Jamie Veal, Willie Croft, Tyler Courtney, Tony Shilling and Dakota Henderson

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The night started on a real positive note for the visiting Australians. In front of a excited Knoxville crowd Jamie Veal and Ian Madsen run 1st and second ahead of Donny Schatz and South Australian Scott Boqucki.

Scott Bogucki ready to  challenge Knoxville

Scott Bogucki ready to challenge Knoxville

Young Jordyn Brazier who was a late replacement for his Dad climbed into third in his heat behind Tony Shilling and Davey Heskin.

The 25 lap Feature was wired by Shane Stewart finishing 0.614 seconds ahead of Schatz with david Gravel grabing the final podium position . Jamie veal was best of the Australians finishing 17th.Brazier came across the stripe in 22nd and Bogucki 23rd . Lap 15 saw the end of ian Madsen’s challenge when retired to the Pits with damage to the rear suspension.

Night one , perfect start for Shane Stewart and the Larson Marks Team and at the post race interview Shane had this to say about his win
“You don’t every let your guard down with him [Schatz]. I’ve been beat a lot this year by him and we’re going to have to be a little better to beat him on Saturday,” said Shane in Victory Lane. “Honestly, I told the guys when we drew No. 71 to just relax, it didn’t make a huge effect on Sunday with twice as many racecars, and I was actually shocked the track slowed down as much as it did but it is what it is. It put us on the front row and we were able to take advantage of it.”

Shane Stewart Knoxville

Shane Stewart Knoxville

Donny Schatz
“This whole team’s phenomenal. Bad Boy Buggies and Chevrolet Performance, without those guys, we wouldn’t be doing this and Tony Stewart himself being here this year, we’re glad to have him here with us. We wanted to get him a win tonight, but we’ll try our damndest on Saturday night,” commented Schatz.

David Gravel “It’s been a crazy year testing how much I love this sport and I love it a lot. We’ve been working really hard, just struggling on the balance of the racecar and two days ago, we got a good balance, got a good Al Parker engine now, and were able to qualify well. I’m looking forward to the feature. If we keeping doing this, we’ll be up here more often.”

David Gravel at post race interview

David Gravel at post race interview

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Shane Stewart (1); 2. Donny Schatz (8); 3. David Gravel (7); 4. Paul McMahan (5); 5. Justin Henderson (10); 6. Wayne Johnson (3); 7. Daryn Pittman (2); 8. Rico Abreu (23); 9. Greg Hodnett (9); 10. Sheldon Haudenschild (6); 11. Bryan Clauson (24); 12. Davey Heskin (11); 13. Tasker Phillips (21); 14. Cody Darrah (22); 15. Kraig Kinser (18); 16. Tony Shilling (15); 17. Jamie Veal (12); 18. Tyler Courtney (14); 19. Lee Jacobs (16); 20. Dakota Hendrickson (20); 21. Willie Croft (13); 22. Jordyn Brazier (19); 23. Scott Bogucki (17); 24. Ian Madsen (4). Lap Leader: Stewart 1-25. Hard-charger: Abreu.

Podim night one Knoxville

Podim night one Knoxville

Points Accumulated Wednesday

1 15 Donny Schatz 492
2 7 David Gravel 485
3 51 Paul McMahan 471
4 93H Sheldon Haudenschild 465
5 16 Shane Stewart 460
6 9 Daryn Pittman 457
7 24R Rico Abreu 456
8 12X Wayne Johnson 455
9 89 Cody Darrah 450
10 1D Justin Henderson 445
11 7TAZ Tasker Phillips 445
12 27 Greg Hodnett 439
13 17W Bryan Clauson 435
14 18 Ian Madsen 431
15 56 Davey Heskin 429
16 95 Matt Covington 410
17 35AU Jamie Veal 408
18 22 Tony Shilling 404
19 7S Jason Sides 403
20 71X Tyler Courtney 402
21 29C Willie Croft 398
22 11K Kraig Kinser 394
23 O Bud Kaeding 393
24 81X Lee Jacobs 390
25 19 Bob Weuve 389
26 12 Lynton Jeffrey 385
27 4 Dakota Hendrickson 384
28 83 Aaron Reutzel 384
29 31C Justyn Cox 384
30 84 Scott Bogucki 377
31 21AU Jordyn Brazier 376
32 19P Paige Polyak 370
33 69 Mike Moore 369
34 17A Austin McCarl 365
35 49J Josh Schneiderman 362

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