TICKETS ON SALE THIS SATURDAY FOR ELDORA’S FOUR MAJOR EVENTS
ROSSBURG, OH (Dec. 5) – Continuing a long-standing Eldora Speedway tradition, the first Saturday of December kicks off the annual public sale of event tickets and campsites for the historic facility’s marquee events, Dirt Late Model Dream Weekend (June 5, 6 & 7), Kings Royal Weekend (July 11 & 12), 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic (July 23) and World 100 Weekend (September 4, 5 & 6).
Race fans will be able to secure their seats and/or campsites for these celebrated events beginning at 10 a.m. by going online to www.EldoraSpeedway.com or by calling the speedway office (937) 338-3815.
“Thanks to our proven TicketForce-prepared design, going online to our website to make these purchases is easy and quick. It is a race fan’s best bet due to the volume of orders it can process simultaneously,” stated Eldora Ticket Manager Tess Thwaits. “Additionally, we will have a full staff ready to answer the phones Saturday from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. The box office will also be open for walk-in orders.”
Last season’s debut of expanding the Dirt Late Model Dream and World 100 weekends into three nights of full racing programs resulted in unprecedented action and excitement which will be repeated in 2014. With aggressively competitive racing in Twin 25-lap Feature races on Thursday and Friday nights of each event’s weekend, the new challenges leading up to the traditional Saturday programs were a hit with the fans.
Resulting in rave reviews from the fans and competitors in attendance, as well as the live worldwide television audience, the historic debut of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in the inaugural running of the 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic remains the talk of the motorsports world. An encore performance in 2014 has created an unprecedented demand for ticket renewals and the remaining seats will be at a premium on Saturday.
A new King, in the name of Brad Sweet, sat atop the renowned throne at the completion of the Kings Royal last year and continued the recent trend of exhilarating speed and battle around the treacherous high-banked .500-mile clay oval. The all open-wheel Sprint Car doubleheader weekend has become a ‘must-see’ for Sprint Car fans.
The complete 2014 Eldora Speedway calendar, which will continue to offer diversity of racing competition, will be announced within the upcoming weeks.
Assistance and information regarding ticket and/or camping purchases is outlined on www.EldoraSpeedway.com
Race fans and teams can get the latest news by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, become a fan by hitting ‘Like’ at Facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway or downloading the Eldora Speedway app for iPhone and iPad via iTunes or Android via Google Play.
Sammy Swindell wins qualifier at New Zealand’s WXC Speedway
KNOXVILLE, Iowa — November 26, 2013 — The first of three qualifying races for the 2014 SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge was held on Saturday, November 23 at WXC Speedway in Auckland, New Zealand at the track’s World Sprintcars show.
Sammy Swindell, of Tennessee, won the feature with local driver Dean Brindle taking the runner-up spot. Californian Jonathan Allard finished third despite having spun out early in the race while leading and having to restart at the tail of the field. Seven-time Knoxville Nationals winner Donny Schatz started 14th and raced his way through the field to claim the fourth position to give the American drivers three of the top four finishers.
Australian Jamie Larson rounded out the top five. Twenty sprint cars were entered for the event that was marred by several accidents as nine cars did not finish the race.
After competing in the World Sprintcars event three drivers — Swindell, Allard and Schatz — have become eligible for the SPEED SPORT World Challenge on Friday, Aug. 8, during the FVP Knoxville Nationals.
WSX World Sprintcars Top 10 Feature Finish: 1. 1USA, Sammy Swindell (4); 2. 2NZ, Dean Brindle (3); 3. 0USA, Jonathan Allard; 4. 15USA, Donny Schatz (14); 5. 82A, Jamie Larson; 6. 55A, Daniel Thomas (7); 7. 51M, Rodney Wood (17); 8. 54A, Michael Pickens (15), 9. 18A, Greg Pickerill (10); 10. 5A, Daniel Rogers (16).
The next qualifying race will be held on December 14 at Robertson Holden International Speedway in Palmerston North, New Zealand. The final international qualifier will take place on January 24-26 when Premier Speedway in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia, hosts the 42nd annual Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, which will pay $30,000 to the winner. Combined with twin $10,000-to-win Australia/America Challenge Cup preliminary night mains, both presented by Oval Express.
For more information on the Knoxville Raceway and its 21st annual SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge during the 54th FVP Knoxville Nationals, fans are urged to visit http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com. For information on SPEED SPORT magazine, fans can visit http://www.nationalspeedsportnews.com. For news on the three international qualifiers, they can visit: WXC Speedway - http://springsspeedway.com, Robertson Holden International Speedway – http://www.pnspeedway.co.nz, Premier Speedway - http://www.premierspeedway.com.au.
GALEN FOX IN AVON, INDIANA, TO HOST “REMEMBERING THE SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA RACING ASSOCIATION” ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (November 27, 2013) - The National Sprint Car Museum will be taking its popular “Sprint Car 101” forums on the road as NSCHoF inductee Galen Fox, and his sons Brad and Steve, will host “Remembering the South Central Indiana Racing Association (SCIRA)” on Thursday, December 12.
The free and open-to-the-public panel discussion will take place in the main building of the Foxco Engineering shop at 8775 East U.S. Highway 36 in Avon, Indiana, at 7 p.m. It will be hosted by noted historians Dr. Pat Sullivan and Dave Argabright.
According to museum curator Tom Schmeh today, “Ron Scheffel and his son Derek, and Galen Fox and his boys Brad and Steve, have really stepped up to the plate to make this panel discussion a reality. We plan to have people like Richard ‘Butch’ Wilkerson, Allen Barr, Galen Fox, Danny Smith and others on-hand to tell stories about the good old days of the SCIRA. I hope multi-time SCIRA champion Bob Kinser is up to joining us that night as well. We are also encouraging people to bring their own lawn-chairs to make sure that we will have enough seats for everybody. With Pat Sullivan and Dave Argabright as moderators, you won’t want to miss this special presentation of Sprint Car 101, which is being held in conjunction with the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis.”
Anybody in south central Indiana that would be willing to post flyers of this event in their town are encouraged to contact Tom Schmeh at email@example.com. The flyers have old SCIRA photos on them, courtesy of John Mahoney and Billy Sheppard. Those individuals interested in learning more about the “Sprint Car 101” series of forums, presented by the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, are urged to visit www.sprintcarhof.com.
2013 Celebrated at Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series Banquet
(Bill W) November 16, 2013 - The Knoxville Raceway banquet was held on Saturday, November 16 at the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa. Assorted cash and contingencies totaling over $250,000 for owners and drivers capped off an entertaining evening.
A total of eight chassis giveaways highlighted a contingency package which every driver in the points benefited (see prize list with winners below). In addition, the Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) again provided insurance covering all Knoxville drivers for 2013 anywhere they may race plus a gift certificate from Simpson. In addition, the KRCO will provide mandated front axle tethers for drivers in 2014.
After dinner, and comedian Don Reese, General Manager, Brian Stickel, opened the Awards program up with a few announcements for 2014. Youth up to seniors in high school will be admitted free of charge again for four events. The big announcement included a deal with MavTV to broadcast 16-20 thirty-minute shows featuring Knoxville Raceway events next season. Stickel also showed TV spots that will be used in 2014 that will bring a different message to a broader audience.
Drivers and owners outside of the top five in each of the three respective classes received their accolades.
The “Jr. Fan Club Drivers of the Year” were announced. Dustin Selvage (410), Joe Beaver (36) and Mitchell Alexander (305) won in each class. Young fan, Angel Bingham was honored as the “Jr. Fan Club Member of the Year”.
Marion County Fair Board Member, Grant Rankin, presented the “Fan of the Year Award” to long-time Knoxville Raceway supporters Galen and Sherri Palmer.
On behalf of the safety crew, Mark Worrall presented a “Special Recognition Award” to Randy Brisel who served on the crew for forty years before retiring this season. Brisel received a standing ovation.
Race Director, John McCoy, presented “Owner of the Year” Awards to the Bruce and Matt Stephenson #55 (305), the Boyd and Glenda Fluth #40 (360) and the Brett Nehring #18 (410).
“Team of the Year” Awards went to the L&J Enterprise #5J team (305), the Beaver Motorsports #53 team (360) and the Maeschen Motorsports #96 team (410).
Bob Baker, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Executive Director, presented the “Heritage Award” to longtime sprint car contributor, Bob Dyer.
The "Lyle Boyd Hard Charger Award" awards the drivers who passed the most cars in A main events this season. Larry Ball Jr. received the award in the 305 class, with Russ Hall (360) Tasker Phillips (410).
Bryan Sundby of BDS Motorsports was named the “Sportsman of the Year” in the 410 class, while the Clint Garner team picked up the honor in the 360 class. The Kinder Racing team won the award in the 305 class based on their donations to tornado victims in Oklahoma. Mike Mayberry (305), Zach Blurton (360), and Garrett Dollansky (410) were named “Rookie of the Year” in their respective classes.
The big hardware went out last to the top five drivers and owners in the point standings. In the 305 class, Mike Mayberry (5th), Steve Breazeale (4th), Matt Stephenson (3rd), J Kinder (2nd) and Larry Ball Jr. (champion) were honored in the driver category, while Mayberry (5th), Denny Vrban (4th), Stephenson (3rd), Kinder Racing (2nd), and L&J Enterprise (champion) received their owner awards.
In the 360 class, Jon Agan (5th), Jamie Ball (4th), Nate Van Haaften (3rd), Joe Beaver (2nd) and Clint Garner (champion) were honored in the driver category, while Agan Motorsports (5th), L&J Enterprise (4th), Van Haaften Racing (3rd), Beaver Motorporst (2nd), and Boyd and Glenda Fluth (champion) received owner awards. The championships were the fifth in a row for Garner and the Fluth’s.
In the 410 class, Dusty Zomer (5th), Davey Heskin (4th), Terry McCarl (3rd), Ian Madsen (2nd) and Bronson Maeschen (champion) were drivers honored, while owner awards went to Derek Ingalls/Jeff Woodruff (5th), Conrad Maxwell (4th), TMAC Motorsports (3rd), Brett Nehring (2nd) and Maeschen Motorsports (champion).
“SPRINT CAR 101: AN EVENING WITH ERIC ARNOLD & BOB WILSON” SET FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, AT MUSEUM
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (November 12, 2013) - “An Evening With Eric Arnold & Bob Wilson” is set as the next program in the National Sprint Car Museum’s Sprint Car 101 Third Thursday Series and it will take place on Thursday, November 12. The free and open-to-the-public presentation will take occur on the second floor of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum at 7 p.m. It will feature the two authors of the new sprint car racing book, “Knoxville Nationals: The First Fifty Years.”
According to museum executive director Bob Baker today, “I am looking forward to interviewing both Bob Wilson and Eric Arnold on their long-awaited book on the history of the Knoxville Super-Modified/Sprint Car National Championships, 1961-2010. It has been a good-seller for our museum store since its debut shortly before this year’s Knoxville Nationals. Please join us for a fun and relaxing night talking Nationals history.”
Those individuals interested in learning more about the “Sprint Car 101” Third Thursday Series at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum are urged to visit www.sprintcarhof.com.
Larson Wins Controversial Trophy Cup
by Ron Rodda
Tulare, CA…The most dramatic and controversial finish in the 20 years of Trophy Cup events unfolded at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday when Kyle Larson limped across the line with a battered sprint car to take the checkered flag. Larson started 23rd in the fully inverted main and won the Cup title, but last lap drama overshadowed the accomplishment.
As the race leader, Brad Sweet, and 2nd running Larson were racing the final lap of the 50 lap event, Larson had the cup title already clinched by just finishing the race. A turn 4 collision between Sweet and Larson left the 4 car of Sweet upside down at the top of turn 4 while Larson’s also battered ride limped across the line. The checkered flag was thrown as Larson reached the line and the race was over.
Larson was on the very top of turn 4 while Sweet was a couple of feet lower when they came together on that final turn. Both racers reached the same spot at the same time and the damage followed.
The A main started the top 20 point cars from the six fully inverted heats for the top 48 point cars from Friday. An additional 4 transfers from the B main filled the field, with the B main cars automatically placed in the first two rows due to being the lowest point drivers.
Tim Kaeding led Larson by 2.5 points and with a five point drop per position, whichever driver finished in front of the other had the upper hand. Early in the race Kaeding was ahead, then they traded the honor several times, but Larson eventually put a couple cars between himself and Kaeding to take control.
With about 20 laps left, Jason Meyers became a factor and led the point battle for a few laps. Meyers needed to finish two positions of Larson, but with 12 laps left Larson was right behind Meyers to again lead the point chase. Larson used the topside of turn 2 to take 3rd from Meyers on lap 39 and threw a huge slider on Roger Crockett to take 2nd with 5 laps remaining.
Larson closed on Sweet as the final laps were raced, leading to the wild last lap, last turn action. Sweet had taken the lead from Steven Tiner on lap 19, committing to the high line around the racy 3/8 mile. Following Larson across the line after the collision were Crockett and Shane Golobic.
The final point tally shows Larson with 354.5 to Jason Meyers’ total of 334 while Rico Abreu finished 3rd at 308.
A main---Kyle Larson, Roger Crockett, Shane Golobic, Jason Meyers, Jonathan Allard, Rico Abreu, Kyle Hirst, Mason Moore, Terry McCarl, David Gravel, Cory Eliason, Tim Kaeding, Jason Statler, Brad Sweet, Bud Kaeding, Henry Van Dam, Kevin Swindell, Jonathan Cornell, Willie Croft, Jac Haudenschild, Geoff Ensign, Steven Tiner, Greg DeCaires, Bradley Terrell, Sean Becker
Top 10 in points Kyle Larson 354.5 Jason Meyers 334 Rico Abreu 308 Tim Kaeding 302 Kyle Hirst 302 David Gravel 298 Jonathan Allard 292 Shane Golobic 291.5 Roger Crockett 290.5 Terry McCarl 288
Knoxville Raceway Announces 2014 Schedule
KNOXVILLE, Iowa (October 18, 2013) – Knoxville Raceway announces the official 2014 schedule featuring more than 30 races from April – September at the Sprint Car Capital of the World in Knoxville, Iowa. More than 250,000 racing fans from 47 states, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Great Britain, Sweden and Guam, amassed at Knoxville Raceway during the 2013 season to witness the most exhilarating and intense dirt track racing in the world.
The top drivers in dirt track racing will compete in the 2014 season for prestigious titles throughout the season in events like the 54th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals, the Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series (KCCS), the 11th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store and the 24th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals.
2014 Knoxville Raceway Schedule
12 (Sa) Practice Night
19 (Sa) Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series Season Opener KCCS #1 plus 305’s
26 (Sa) Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series KCCS #2 plus 305’s
3 (Sa) Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series KCCS #3 plus 305’s
10 (Sa) Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series KCCS #4 plus 305’s
17 (Sa) Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series KCCS #5 plus 305’s
24 (Sa) Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series KCCS #6 plus 305’s
31 (Sa) Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series KCCS #7 plus 305’s -National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Induction Banquet
7 (Sa) Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series KCCS #8 plus 305’s
13 (Fr) TBA
14 (Sa) Mediacom Shootout World of Outlaws Sprint Cars plus 360’s KCCS #9
15 (Su) TBA
20 (Fr) Nostalgia at Knoxville
21 (Sa) Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series Mid Season Championships KCCS #10 plus 305’s – Knoxville Raceway HoF Induction Banquet
28 (Sa) Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series KCCS #11 360 Twin Features Night
5 (Sa) Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series KCCS #12 & 13, Town Crier 410 Twin Features – Fill the Stands for Hospice Night
12 (Sa) Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series KCCS #14 plus 305’s, Marion Co. Fair
17 (Th) TBA
19 (Sa) Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series KCCS #15 plus 305’s
26 (Sa) Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series KCCS #16 plus 410’s & 360’s
31 (Th) 24th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals
1 (Fr) 24th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals
2 (Sa) 24th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals plus 305’s
3 (Su) Knoxville Championship Cup Series Capitani Classic 410’s KCCS #17
6 (Wd) 54th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals – RacingJunk.com Qualifying
7 (Th) 54th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals
8 (Fr) 54th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals – SPEED SPORT World Challenge
9 (Sa) 54th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals
23 (Sa) *Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series KCCS #18
25 (Th) 11th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store
26 (Fr) 11th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store
27 (Sa) 11th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store
* August 30 is a Rain Date
All dates are subject to change.
ELDORA SETS 2014 MAJOR EVENT DATES
ROSSBURG, Ohio (October 16) – Eldora Speedway officials today announced the dates for its four Major Events in 2014. The 61st consecutive season of racing at the legendary high-banked clay oval will once again feature dirt racing’s greatest spectacles for Dirt Late Models, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars (WoO) and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS).
The 20th annual Dirt Late Model Dream® is scheduled for Thursday-Friday-Saturday, June 5-6-7, the 31st annual Kings Royal® Weekend on Friday and Saturday, July 11 and 12, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will return Wednesday, July 23 for the second running of the 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic and the 44th annual World 100® will traditionally take place the first weekend after Labor Day on Thursday-Friday-Saturday, September 4-5-6.
Based upon the positive fan and competitor reaction that was received from this past year’s stellar events, won by Scott Bloomquist (Dream), Brad Sweet (Kings Royal), Austin Dillon (NCWTS) and John Blankenship (World 100), Eldora officials also announced no major changes to the race formats.
The two biggest Dirt Late Model races in the World will again see two full nights of competition, including the Twin 25s Features each night, to set the stage for Saturday’s traditional finale for both the Dirt Late Model Dream® and World 100®. A $100,000 payday awaits the Dream victor, while Eldora founder Earl Baltes’ established tradition of adding $1,000 to the World 100 winner’s payoff each season continues raising the winner’s share to $47,000 from a $284,000 purse.
Pomp and pageantry will again be the theme of the Kings Royal® weekend, as the winged warriors of speed chase Saturday’s $50,000 top prize and center stage in motorsports’ most unique victory lane ceremony. Two full nights are on tap for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars with the Knight Before the Kings Royal® kicking off the weekend on Friday night.
After rave reviews from both the capacity crowd on hand and millions watching on television, the 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic will see the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series return to Eldora for the second consecutive year. NASCAR’s return to dirt for the first-time in nearly 43 years produced one of the most celebrated events conducted by the storied sanctioning body.
All Major Event tickets and campsites remain priced at 2013 levels.
Renewal notices for guests with tickets and campsites for the 2013 events will be sent out by both email and mail in the next 10 days. Fans with internet access can complete their transaction in just a few easy steps via Eldora’s online ticket service partner TicketForce. The renewal deadline for 2014 events is Sunday, November 24th.
Fans who complete their renewals by Sunday, November 24th have the exclusive right to participate in the popular “Add & Exchange Days” on December 2-3-4 which offers the ability to add seats or campsites to their order or move to seats and campsites not renewed by deadline.
The public sale date for the 2014 Major Events will be Saturday, December 7 at 10 a.m. Guests may purchase tickets via www.EldoraSpeedway.com, (937) 338-3815 or by visiting the Speedway Box Office. For the third consecutive year, Eldora officials pledge to have ticket orders and camping credentials placed by mid-December in the mail for delivery by Christmas.
Race fans and teams can get the latest news by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, become a fan by hitting ‘Like’ at Facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway or downloading the Eldora Speedway app for iPhone and iPad via iTunes or Android via Google Play.
UNOH SPRINTACULAR CONVERTED TO SPECTACULAR AS 119 SPRINT CARS JAM PIT AREA
Haudenschild (All Stars), Swindell (NRA Sprint Invaders and Bacon (BOSS) Capture Wild Wins
ROSSBURG, OH (October 12) –Jac Haudenschild (All Star Sprints) lived up to his moniker as ‘the wild child’, while Kevin Swindell (NRA Sprint Invaders) threaded a needle that no one else dare try and Brady Bacon (BOSS Sprints)rode the wall for 25 laps Saturday night as 119 Sprint Cars jammed the Eldora Speedway pit area for the UNOH Sprintacular.
After capturing the six-lap dash race, Haudenschild earned himself the pole starting position for the All Stars’ 30-lap season-ending event. With his mastery of the Eldora .500-mile clay oval well chronicled, everyone predicted a yawner.
Haudenschild didn’t let the naysayers down, as he darted into nearly a full straightaway lead over the field.
That lead was minimized when Sam Hafertepe, Jr. and Caleb Helms collided in turn one to bring out the red flag and halt the race. In the melee, Kevin Swindell protected his runner-up positioning by doing a series of spins and narrowly missing the stopped cars. In doing that; however, Swindell suffered some wing damage that virtually took him out of the running.
On the restart, Haudenschild again showed his prowess but lapped traffic soon came into play, and the field inched their way into Haudenschild’s playground. Randy Hannagan was the first to show his cards and narrow the lead. He brought with him Shane Stewart which led to a three-way battle that had the crowd literally on their feet.
With ten laps to go the trio swapped the lead multiple times around the track, pulling the infamous Eldora ‘slide job’ on each other, yet when they would cross the finish line, Haudenschild would manage to inch back out front.
It continued that way right up to the closing laps, as eventual series champion Dale Blaney decided to join the fun; bringing with him Tim Shaffer to set up a wild five car battle to the checkered.
In the waning laps, all five had heavy lapped traffic enter the mix; finding them using the entire 90’ width of Eldora.
Actually tagging the wall coming out of turn four, Haudenschild nosed ahead of Hannagan to take the victory, his ninth career All Star win at Eldora, by .047 seconds over Hannagan. Blaney, who swapped engines after time trials, crossed the line third, followed in close order by Stewart and Shaffer.
Multiple caution periods added to the attrition rate during the NRA night capper, but that didn’t diminish the intensity of the race; particularly up front. Butch Schroeder, who captured the NRA title last month, shot into the early lead and looked to be en route to his fifth career NRA event on the Eldora high banks.
But, enter Kevin Swindell. Fresh from the All Star race, Swindell had insider knowledge on the track conditions, and near the half-way point of the 20-lap chase, reeled in Schroeder.
After Swindell pulled up alongside Schroeder to identify himself as a contender, the defense was on. Schroeder and Swindell slid each other through the turns, and then, with seven laps to go, the pair encroached upon lapped traffic which sent both of them to the low side. Schroeder, in trying to save his lead, went what seemed as low as you could go in turn three. Swindell was convinced there was even more room there and somehow put his car between Schroeder and the inside wall to take the lead he was to hold to the finish.
Schroeder hung on for second, while Chuck Hebing came in as a newcomer and pulled off a strong third place finish. Jared Horstman and Bryan Sebetto completed the top five.
As the winged warriors of speed completed their final laps of the 2013 season at Eldora, the non-winged BOSS (Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series) moved to the track with their 24-car starting field that had been pared down from the 54 entries.
Thinking that the previous two features had set a standard unable to be beat, the non-wingers proved that to be a fallacy. Luke Hall out powered Matt Westfall at the dropping of the green flag on, what was soon to be, a 25-lap non-stop affair.
Westfall never let Hall out of his sight, and waged a wild battle up front that was quickly joined by Bacon. As Westfall and Bacon fought for the runner-up honor, Hall looked to be in clear sailing. However, Westfall and Bacon found themselves getting quicker in their battle and soon perched themselves on Hall’s tail. In a daring, up against the wall move, Bacon swept by both of them on lap nine.
That momentum remained with Bacon as he began to upon up some distance over the field. And, as quick was Bacon became, Chris Windom became even quicker. Buried deep in the field (12th) at the start, Windom had his work cut out for him, but he was relentless in his charge to the front. He disposed of Hall and then challenged Westfall in a battle that he won out with ten laps to go.
He tried to get up to Bacon, but ran out of time and had to settle for runner-up honors, as Westfall hung on to third. Dallas Hewitt and Gary Taylor came on strong in the closing laps to complete the top five.
Date: October 12, 2013
All Star Sprint
TIME TRIALS - 1. 22-Cole Duncan [13.172]; 2. 45H-Danny Holtgraver [13.153]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [13.197]; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney [13.218]; 5. 71-Kevin Swindell [13.246]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [13.369]; 7. 13-Mark Dobmeier [13.334]; 8. 51-Roger Campbell [14.230]; 9. 3G-Shane Stewart [13.305]; 10. 15-Brandon Ferguson [13.884]; 11. 22S-Brandon Spithaler [99.999]; 12. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [13.186]; 13. 57X-Andrew Palker [13.583]; 14. M1-Mark Smith [13.530]; 15. 7K-Justin Henderson [13.391]; 16. 9W-Lucas Wolfe [13.319]; 17. 2-Dale Blaney [13.237]; 18. 11N-Randy Hannagan [13.281]; 19. 71M-Paul May [13.622]; 20. 15MH-Mitch Harble [13.518]; 21. 33-Brent Matus [14.420]; 22. 00-Jim Nier [13.470]; 23. 6N-Cody Gardner [14.706]; 24. 5T-Travis Philo [13.764]; 25. 13M- Brandon Matus [14.092]; 26. 2S-Nathan Skaggs [13.648]; 27. 59J-Kirk Jeffries [14.497]; 28. 80-Trey Gustin [14.935]; 29. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild [13.565]; 30. 35-Ron Blair [13.806]; 31. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [13.390]; 32. 83-Tim Shaffer [13.382]; 33. 97-Dean Jacobs [99.999]; 34. 59-Jac Haudenschild [13.032]; 35. 99-Brady Bacon [13.480]; 36. 55-Trey Starks [13.443]; 37. 40-Caleb Helms [13.569]; 38. 54-Cap Henry [14.135];
HEAT 1 - 1. 59-Jac Haudenschild ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 3. 18-Ian Madsen ; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan ; 5. 55-Trey Starks ; 6. 71M-Paul May ; 7. 22S-Brandon Spithaler [DNF]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [DNF]; 9. M1-Mark Smith [DNS]; 10. 15-Brandon Ferguson [DNS];
HEAT 2 - 1. 83-Tim Shaffer ; 2. 3G-Shane Stewart ; 3. 00-Jim Nier ; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney ; 5. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 6. 45H-Danny Holtgraver ; 7. 2S-Nathan Skaggs ; 8. 13M- Brandon Matus ; 9. 59J-Kirk Jeffries [DNS];
HEAT 3 - 1. 40-Caleb Helms ; 2. 99-Brady Bacon ; 3. 9W-Lucas Wolfe ; 4. 24H-Brandon Wimmer ; 5. 2-Dale Blaney ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan ; 7. 5T-Travis Philo ; 8. 6N-Cody Gardner [DNF]; 9. 54-Cap Henry [DNS];
HEAT 4 - 1. 15MH-Mitch Harble ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker ; 3. 13-Mark Dobmeier ; 4. 71-Kevin Swindell ; 5. 7K-Justin Henderson ; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr ; 7. 80-Trey Gustin ; 8. 51-Roger Campbell ; 9. 35-Ron Blair ;
DASH - 1. 59-Jac Haudenschild ; 2. 71-Kevin Swindell ; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan ; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney ; 5. 18-Ian Madsen ; 6. 2-Dale Blaney [DNF];
B-FEATURE - 1. 22-Cole Duncan ; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr ; 3. 45H-Danny Holtgraver ; 4. M1-Mark Smith ; 5. 71M-Paul May ; 6. 80-Trey Gustin ; 7. 5T-Travis Philo ; 8. 51-Roger Campbell ; 9. 33-Brent Matus ; 10. 6N-Cody Gardner ; 11. 13M- Brandon Matus [DNF]; 12. 2S-Nathan Skaggs [DNF]; 13. 15-Brandon Ferguson [DNS]; 14. 22S-Brandon Spithaler [DNS]; 15. 35-Ron Blair [DNS]; 16. 54-Cap Henry [DNS]; 17. 59J-Kirk Jeffries [DNS];
A FEATURE - 1. 59-Jac Haudenschild ; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan ; 3. 2-Dale Blaney ; 4. 3G-Shane Stewart ; 5. 83-Tim Shaffer ; 6. 9X-Rob Chaney ; 7. 45H-Danny Holtgraver ; 8. 9W-Lucas Wolfe ; 9. 18-Ian Madsen ; 10. 71-Kevin Swindell ; 11. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 12. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 13. 22-Cole Duncan ; 14. 24H-Brandon Wimmer ; 15. 55-Trey Starks ; 16. 99-Brady Bacon ; 17. 13-Mark Dobmeier ; 18. M1-Mark Smith ; 19. 57X-Andrew Palker ; 20. 7K-Justin Henderson ; 21. 00-Jim Nier ; 22. 15MH-Mitch Harble ; 23. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr ; 24. 40-Caleb Helms ;
TIME TRIALS - 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan [14.141]; 2. 22D-Brady Bacon [14.268]; 3. B20-Butch Schroeder [14.278]; 4. 45-Chuck Hebing [14.287]; 5. 49-Shawn Dancer [14.311]; 6. 17-Jared Horstman [14.328]; 7. 71-Kevin Swindell [14.339]; 8. 2MD-Dustin Daggett [14.347]; 9. 16-Ryan Ruhl [14.376]; 10. 11-Tim Allison [14.411]; 11. M1-Mark Smith [14.459]; 12. 29-Shane Stewart [14.470]; 13. 7C-Hud Horton [14.506]; 14. 35-Ron Blair [14.582]; 15. 2MS-Bryan Sebetto [14.583]; 16. 27-Beau Stewart [14.601]; 17. 6S-Max Stambaugh [14.642]; 18. 12R-Nick Roberts [14.658]; 19. 220Z-Aaron Shaffer [14.805]; 20. 6-Tim Shaffer [14.844]; 21. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr [14.863]; 22. 9W-Lucas Wolfe [14.943]; 23. 23-Devon Dobie [15.167]; 24. 23P-Nick Patterson [15.167]; 25. 19-Jimmy Snead [15.213]; 26. 10S-Jay Steinebach [15.591]; 27. 1A-Mark Aldrich [15.687]; 28. 10J-Cj Jones [16.151]; 29. 2W-Chad Mcinturff [99.999];
HEAT 1 - 1. 16-Ryan Ruhl ; 2. 27-Beau Stewart ; 3. 22H-Randy Hannagan ; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer ; 5. 6-Tim Shaffer ; 6. 7C-Hud Horton ; 7. 19-Jimmy Snead ; 8. 2W-Chad Mcinturff ;
HEAT 2 - 1. 11-Tim Allison ; 2. 17-Jared Horstman ; 3. 22D-Brady Bacon ; 4. 6S-Max Stambaugh ; 5. 35-Ron Blair ; 6. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr ; 7. 10S-Jay Steinebach ;
HEAT 3 - 1. 71-Kevin Swindell ; 2. B20-Butch Schroeder ; 3. 12R-Nick Roberts ; 4. 2MS-Bryan Sebetto ; 5. 1A-Mark Aldrich ; 6. M1-Mark Smith [DNF]; 7. 9W-Lucas Wolfe [DNS];
HEAT 4 - 1. 23-Devon Dobie ; 2. 29-Shane Stewart ; 3. 2MD-Dustin Daggett ; 4. 45-Chuck Hebing ; 5. 23P-Nick Patterson ; 6. 10J-Cj Jones ; 7. 220Z-Aaron Shaffer [DNF];
B-FEATURE - 1. M1-Mark Smith ; 2. 7C-Hud Horton ; 3. 35-Ron Blair ; 4. 6-Tim Shaffer ; 5. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr ; 6. 23P-Nick Patterson ; 7. 19-Jimmy Snead ; 8. 10S-Jay Steinebach ; 9. 10J-Cj Jones ; 10. 1A-Mark Aldrich ; 11. 2W-Chad Mcinturff ; 12. 220Z-Aaron Shaffer ; 13. 9W-Lucas Wolfe [DNS];
A FEATURE - 1. 71-Kevin Swindell ; 2. B20-Butch Schroeder ; 3. 45-Chuck Hebing ; 4. 17-Jared Horstman ; 5. 2MS-Bryan Sebetto ; 6. M1-Mark Smith ; 7. 6S-Max Stambaugh ; 8. 7C-Hud Horton ; 9. 35-Ron Blair ; 10. 11-Tim Allison ; 11. 6-Tim Shaffer ; 12. 23-Devon Dobie ; 13. 2MD-Dustin Daggett ; 14. 29-Shane Stewart ; 15. 12R-Nick Roberts ; 16. 49-Shawn Dancer ; 17. 22H-Randy Hannagan ; 18. 16-Ryan Ruhl ; 19. 22D-Brady Bacon ; 20. 27-Beau Stewart ;
BOSS Non-Winged Sprint Cars
HEAT 1 - 1. 04-Drew Abel ; 2. 19-Joe Bares ; 3. 74M-Tony Main ; 4. 15-Brandon Whited ; 5. 11X-David Applegate ; 6. 48-Mike Burkin ; 7. 21-Travis Hery ; 8. 4G-Bill Griffith ; 9. 5-Bob Mcmillin ; 10. 13- Brandon Matus [DNS];
HEAT 2 - 1. 14-Dallas Hewitt ; 2. 27-Justin Grant ; 3. 11-Chris Windom ; 4. 59J-Kirk Jeffries ; 5. 91X-Aaron Middaugh ; 6. 82-Nick Landon ; 7. 3J-Tony Beaber ; 8. 97X-Tyler Hewitt ; 9. 32M-Derek Hastings ; 10. 4-Michael Fischesser ; 11. 9X-Mike Brecht [DNS];
HEAT 3 - 1. 18-Jarett Andretti ; 2. 0-Steve Irwin ; 3. 83-Adam Cruea ; 4. 17B-Brett Burdette ; 5. 2K-Kevin Klatte ; 6. 71C-Barney Craig ; 7. 13D-Jeremy Duposki ; 8. 22W-Mike Weber ; 9. 63-Huston Hewitt [DNF]; 10. 1M-Mike Moore [DNF]; 11. 33-Brent Matus [DNS];
HEAT 4 - 1. 54-Matt Westfall ; 2. 12-Kody Swanson ; 3. 40-Gary Taylor ; 4. 82M-Mike Miller ; 5. 41-Thomas Meseraull ; 6. 48X-Dustin Smith ; 7. 7P-Brandon Moore [DNF]; 8. 5S-Mark Silva [DNF]; 9. 5M-Kent Wolters [DNF]; 10. 20-Steve Thomas [DNF];
HEAT 5 - 1. 9-Brady Bacon ; 2. 9N-Luke Hall ; 3. 31-Chuck Wilson ; 4. 57B-Brandon Spithaler ; 5. 24M-Adam Miller ; 6. 74-Jt Stapp ; 7. 71-Dwayne Spille ; 8. 10S-Roger Shammo ; 9. 8-Lewie Christian ; 10. 32-Garrett Abrams [DNS];
B-FEATURE 1 - 1. 48X-Dustin Smith ; 2. 24M-Adam Miller ; 3. 82-Nick Landon ; 4. 97X-Tyler Hewitt ; 5. 7P-Brandon Moore ; 6. 2K-Kevin Klatte ; 7. 11X-David Applegate ; 8. 21-Travis Hery ; 9. 13D-Jeremy Duposki ; 10. 5-Bob Mcmillin ; 11. 1M-Mike Moore ; 12. 8-Lewie Christian ; 13. 33-Brent Matus ; 14. 71-Dwayne Spille ;
B-FEATURE 2 - 1. 41-Thomas Meseraull ; 2. 3J-Tony Beaber ; 3. 4-Michael Fischesser ; 4. 91X-Aaron Middaugh ; 5. 48-Mike Burkin ; 6. 32M-Derek Hastings ; 7. 74-Jt Stapp ; 8. 10S-Roger Shammo ; 9. 22W-Mike Weber ; 10. 5S-Mark Silva [DNF]; 11. 71C-Barney Craig [DNF]; 12. 13- Brandon Matus [DNF]; 13. 4G-Bill Griffith [DNF];
A FEATURE -1. 9-Brady Bacon(8) 2. 11-Chris Windom ; 3. 54-Matt Westfall ; 4. 14-Dallas Hewitt ; 5. 40-Gary Taylor ; 6. 27-Justin Grant ; 7. 9N-Luke Hall ; 8. 18-Jarett Andretti ; 9. 15-Brandon Whited ; 10. 12-Kody Swanson ; 11. 83-Adam Cruea ; 12. 41-Thomas Meseraull ; 13. 59J-Kirk Jeffries ; 14. 82M-Mike Miller ; 15. 0-Steve Irwin ; 16. 74M-Tony Main ; 17. 3J-Tony Beaber ; 18. 57B-Brandon Spithaler ; 19. 19-Joe Bares ; 20. 31-Chuck Wilson ; 21. 24M-Adam Miller ; 22. 04-Drew Abel ; 23. 17B-Brett Burdette ; 24. 48X-Dustin Smith ;
Knoxville Raceway Closes a Successful 2013 Season
KNOXVILLE, Iowa (October 7, 2013) – More than 250,000 racing fans amassed at the Knoxville Raceway during the 2013 season to witness the most exhilarating and intense dirt track racing in the world. Total payouts for the season reached a whopping $2,148,180.
Visitors hailed from 47 U.S. states, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Great Britain, Sweden and Guam — further establishing the prestigious Knoxville Raceway as a destination venue for all open wheel and dirt track fans.
Knoxville Raceway’s successful 2013 campaign all kicked off April 20 with the Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series (KCCS) Season Opener, which set the tone for the thrilling 2013 season.
In addition to Lucas Oil KCCS events, Knoxville Raceway audiences were riveted by the 53rd Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals, the 23rd Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals Finals, the Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals and the Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam — among many other races, concerts and feature events.
The 2013 Season concluded Sept. 28 with the 10th — and most invigorating edition yet — Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores Finals. Darrell Lanigan of Union, Kentucky, emerged victorious and took home $40,000 in the classic race.
2013 saw the legend of Donny Schatz grow as he captured his seventh Knoxville Nationals title in eight years. He was the deepest starting winner in Nationals history. Danny Lasoski also added to the history books when he won his 100th career race in a Knoxville Raceway feature event.
Bronson Maeschen edged out tough competition from the likes of Ian Madsen and Terry McCarl to take home the 410 Class championship as the overall point leader.
Clint Garner continued his reign as one of the most successful 360 Class drivers in Knoxville Raceway history with his fifth consecutive championship in 2013, overcoming challenges from Joe Beaver and Nate Van Haaften.
Larry Ball, Jr. sailed to victory in the 305 Class with a 316-point cushion as he prepares to move back to the 410 Class in 2014.
With the incredible season in the books, view the full highlight recap and results at http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com/Files/Historical-Results.
Knoxville Raceway General Manager Brian Stickel stated “The 2014 Knoxville Raceway schedule of events will be released by November 5th. After the great success we had in 2013 we look forward to another great season with great racing and action that is the standard here at Knoxville.”