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Swindell Adds to Legendary Career at Knoxville Raceway

He retakes Outlaws points lead, which is swapped for the seventh time this season

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — April 28, 2012 — Simply put, Sammy Swindell’s statistics at Knoxville Raceway are phenomenal.

Swindell claimed the first World of Outlaws feature at the famed half mile in 1979 and he picked up the lone event – not counting the Knoxville Nationals – last season. He’s a former Knoxville Nationals champion and is closing in on 50 career feature victories at the track.

“It’s a track where you’ve really got to carry the corner speed and your momentum, and really hit the marks just right,” he said. “The line gets so narrow on the bottom and the top running it that you have to be almost perfect. I think my experience and the amount of laps help make up for that.”

That was evident Saturday night as Swindell passed Brian Brown for the lead on lap 15 and cruised to his 15th career World of Outlaws victory and 48th overall at Knoxville Raceway.

The win was his third of the season and allowed Swindell to regain the points lead, which has been swapped seven times this season. Swindell holds a seven-point advantage over Donny Schatz as the top five are separated by a mere 58 points.

“I think we’ve had the car that could win the last few races,” Swindell said. “We had one at Haubstadt, but had a part break and still managed a third with a wounded car. If we keep this thing running, we’ve got a chance of winning every night.”

Swindell uncharacteristically qualified 16th quickest, which gave him the final spot in the invert and the pole position for the fourth-and-final heat race. He led all eight laps to pick up his series-best fifth heat win of the season, which locked him into the dash.

Swindell started last – 10th – and drove to seventh in the six-lap race, which aligned him on the inside of the fourth row for the 25-lap feature.

A trio of red flags within the first three laps stalled the race, but allowed Swindell to climb to fourth. He picked up third place on lap three and grabbed the runner-up position on lap five.

Chasing his first career World of Outlaws feature win, polesitter Brian Brown had driven to nearly a half-straightaway advantage when Swindell began to close the gap. As Brown battled through traffic on lap nine, Swindell edged closer.

With 11 laps remaining, Swindell rocketed off the bottom in turn four and passed Brown for the top spot at the finish line. Swindell then negotiated thick lapped traffic and a final caution with six laps remaining.

Brown, who started on the outside of Swindell on the double-file restart with six laps to go, entered turn one side by side only to lose ground as they exited the turn. Craig Dollansky passed Brown for the runner-up position on the backstretch.

“We sure would have liked to have been one spot better, but we definitely learned some things here tonight,” Dollansky said. “Sammy, he had a real good car. He’s been strong here the last couple of years.

“Second with this group of cars that were here tonight is nothing to shake a stick at.”

Joey Saldana slipped past Brown for the final podium spot with a couple laps remaining.

“It was a good, solid feature,” Saldana said. “I was a second-place car at best. We ran third and that’s about where we were. Sammy was definitely the class of the field.”

Brown finished fourth with nine-time Knoxville Raceway track champion and former World of Outlaws champion Danny Lasoski rounding out the top five with a last-lap pass on Schatz.

Knoxville regular Dusty Zomer charged from 21st to seventh and Jason Sides earned the KSE Hard Charger Award after driving from 23rd to eighth. Brad Sweet was ninth and Terry McCarl finished 10th.

In his first career race at Knoxville Raceway, Trey Starks led all eight laps to claim his heat race. Ian Madsen, McCarl and Swindell were the other heat winners. Saldana set fast time in qualifying with a lap of 14.881 seconds and Don Droud Jr. claimed the Last Chance Showdown.

Knoxville Raceway Notebook

NOTES – The 42 cars were a season high for car count. … Twenty-four drivers made their season debut with the World of Outlaws. … Don Droud Jr. was the 12th different driver to win a Last Chance Showdown in 13 events this season. …Brian Brown was the 11th different polesitter in a feature this season. … This race was also the season opener for Knoxville Raceway.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS – MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Sammy Swindell; Comp Cams ($50 certificate): Sammy Swindell; Armor All (case of product): Dusty Zomer; STP ($50 cash): Craig Dollansky; UNOH ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Gravely Tractors ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; VP Racing Fuel ($50 cash): Terry McCarl; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Terry McCarl; JE Pistons (set of rings): Steve Kinser; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Wix Filters ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Superflow ($50 cash): Lucas Wolfe; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Chad Kemenah.

WINNERS – Donny Schatz – 3 (Farmer City Raceway on April 25, Silver Dollar Speedway on March 23 and Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19); Sammy Swindell – 3 (Knoxville Raceway on April 28, Missouri State Fair Speedway on April 20 and Merced Speedway on March 30); Craig Dollansky – 2 (Tri-State Speedway on April 21 and Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19); Tim Kaeding – 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 16 and The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 8); Joey Saldana – 2 (Paducah International Raceway on April 13 and Perris Auto Speedway on March 10); Danny Lasoski – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 18).

TIME TRIALS – Joey Saldana was the fastest qualifier around the half-mile oval with a time of 14.881 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Kerry Madsen (4 points), Craig Dollansky (3), Brad Sweet (2) and Danny Lasoski (1).

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Knoxville Raceway Statistical Report; Knoxville, Iowa; April 28, 2012

A-Main – (25 Laps) – 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [7] [$10,000]; 2. 7-Craig Dollansky [2] [$5,500]; 3. 9-Joey Saldana [4] [$3,200]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [1] [$2,800]; 5. 33-Danny Lasoski [11] [$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [15] [$2,300]; 7. 91-Dusty Zomer [21] [$2,200]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [23] [$2,100]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet [6] [$2,050]; 10. 24-Terry McCarl [10] [$2,000]; 11. 11-Steve Kinser [12] [$1,500]; 12. 56-Davey Heskin [13] [$1,200]; 13. 29-Kerry Madsen [8] [$1,100]; 14. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [14] [$1,050]; 15. 17B-Bill Balog [16] [$1,000]; 16. 55T-Trey Starks [3] [$900]; 17. 13-Mark Dobmeier [20] [$800]; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5] [$800]; 19. 4-Cody Darrah [22] [$800]; 20. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [26] [$]; 21. 6R-Ryan Bunton [17] [$800]; 22. 7K-Robby Wolfgang [24] [$800]; 23. 55-Ian Madsen [9] [$800]; 24. 63-Chad Kemenah [25] [$]; 25. 47-Don Droud Jr. [18] [$800]; 26. 9P-Rager Phillips [19] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Brian Brown 1-14, Sammy Swindell 15-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 7S-Jason Sides [+15].

Qualifying – 1. 9-Joey Saldana, 14.881; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen, 14.929; 3. 7-Craig Dollansky, 14.953; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 15.004; 5. 33-Danny Lasoski, 15.061; 6. 11-Steve Kinser, 15.091; 7. 56-Davey Heskin, 15.103; 8. 21-Brian Brown, 15.137; 9. 55T-Trey Starks, 15.140; 10. 55-Ian Madsen, 15.164; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.189; 12. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 15.194; 13. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.210; 14. 17B-Bill Balog, 15.222; 15. 24-Terry McCarl, 15.224; 16. 1-Sammy Swindell, 15.286; 17. 6R-Ryan Bunton, 15.313; 18. 47-Don Droud Jr., 15.321; 19. 20-A.J. Moeller, 15.323; 20. 9P-Rager Phillips, 15.329; 21. 81-Austin Johnson, 15.356; 22. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 15.403; 23. 91-Dusty Zomer, 15.435; 24. 4-Cody Darrah, 15.437; 25. 7S-Jason Sides, 15.532; 26. 23K-Rob Kubli, 15.534; 27. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 15.557; 28. 88-Jarrod Schniederman, 15.563; 29. 10-Randy Anderson, 15.620; 30. 7K-Robby Wolfgang, 15.637; 31. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 15.640; 32. 2-Bryan Dobesh, 15.811; 33. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips, 15.910; 34. 7X-Dustin Selvage, 15.928; 35. 49J-Josh Schneiderman, 15.942; 36. 45-Mark Johnson, 15.943; 37. 6-Bill Rose, 16.149; 38. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 16.442; 39. 75-Glen Saville, 16.466; 40. 63-Chad Kemenah, No Time; 41. 12P-T.J. Peterson, No Time.

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 55T-Trey Starks [2]; 2. 9-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 4. 33-Danny Lasoski [3]; 5. 6R-Ryan Bunton [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 7. 81-Austin Johnson [6]; 8. 10-Randy Anderson [8]; 9. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips [9]; 10. 6-Bill Rose [10].

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 55-Ian Madsen [2]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [3]; 4. 17B-Bill Balog [1]; 5. 13-Mark Dobmeier [6]; 6. 47-Don Droud Jr. [5]; 7. 7K-Robby Wolfgang [8]; 8. 7X-Dustin Selvage [9]; 9. 23K-Rob Kubli [7]; 10. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [10].

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 24-Terry McCarl [1]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 3. 91-Dusty Zomer [6]; 4. 56-Davey Heskin [3]; 5. 7-Craig Dollansky [4]; 6. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [8]; 7. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [9]; 8. 44W-Austen Wheatley [7]; 9. 75-Glen Saville [10]; 10. 20-A.J. Moeller [5].

Heat 4 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 3. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [2]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 5. 9P-Rager Phillips [5]; 6. 4-Cody Darrah [6]; 7. 63-Chad Kemenah [10]; 8. 2-Bryan Dobesh [8]; 9. 45-Mark Johnson [9]; 10. 88-Jarrod Schniederman [7].

Dash – (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) – 1. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 2. 7-Craig Dollansky [4]; 3. 55T-Trey Starks [1]; 4. 9-Joey Saldana [6]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 7. 1-Sammy Swindell [10]; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen [5]; 9. 55-Ian Madsen [7]; 10. 24-Terry McCarl [9].

B-Main – (12 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 47-Don Droud Jr. [1] [-]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [5] [-]; 3. 4-Cody Darrah [4] [-]; 4. 7K-Robby Wolfgang [10] [-]; 5. 23K-Rob Kubli [6] [$200]; 6. 7X-Dustin Selvage [14] [$180]; 7. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [11] [$175]; 8. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips [13] [$160]; 9. 44W-Austen Wheatley [7] [$150]; 10. 81-Austin Johnson [3] [$150]; 11. 88-Jarrod Schniederman [8] [$150]; 12. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [15] [$150]; 13. 10-Randy Anderson [9] [$150]; 14. 6-Bill Rose [17] [$150]; 15. 2-Bryan Dobesh [12] [$150]; 16. 75-Glen Saville [19] [$150]; 17. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [18] [$150]; 18. 63-Chad Kemenah [20] [$150]; 19. 20-A.J. Moeller [2] [$150]; 20. 45-Mark Johnson [16] [$150].

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Top 20 Championship Standings

Pos. 

Driver 

Total 

Diff 

Wins 

T5 

T10 

QT 

1

Sammy Swindell

1806

0

3

8

10

2

2

Donny Schatz

1799

-7

3

6

11

0

3

Joey Saldana

1781

-25

2

7

10

2

4

Steve Kinser

1749

-57

0

5

9

0

5

Kraig Kinser

1748

-58

0

4

10

2

6

Jason Sides

1734

-72

0

5

9

0

7

Craig Dollansky

1703

-103

2

5

7

1

8

Cody Darrah

1602

-204

0

2

4

0

9

Lucas Wolfe

1575

-231

0

0

3

0

10

Chad Kemenah

1572

-234

0

1

4

2

11

Kerry Madsen

1539

-267

0

2

3

0

12

Bill Rose

1376

-430

0

0

1

0

13

Terry McCarl

1236

-570

0

1

3

0

14

Jason Meyers

1054

-752

0

3

4

1

15

Austen Wheatley

1021

-785

0

0

2

0

16

Jac Haudenschild

853

-953

0

0

1

0

17

Danny Smith

823

-983

0

1

2

0

18

Danny Lasoski

804

-1002

1

3

4

0

19

Brad Sweet

795

-1011

0

2

4

1

20

David Gravel

770

-1036

0

1

3

0

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(Photo by Tim Moran)

LIVE UPDATES: Swindell Victorious at Knoxville

(11:18 p.m.) Here are tonight’s feature results:

1, Sammy Swindell. 2, Craig Dollansky. 3, Joey Saldana. 4, Brian Brown. 5, Danny Lasoski. 6, Donny Schatz. 7, Dusty Zomer. 8, Jason Sides. 9, Brad Sweet. 10, Terry McCarl. 11, Steve Kinser. 12, Davey Heskin. 13, Kerry Madsen. 14, Lynton Jeffrey. 15, Bill Balog. 16, Trey Starks. 17, Mark Dobmeier. 18, Kraig Kinser. 19, Cody Darrah. 20, Lucas Wolfe. 21, Ryan Bunton. 22, Robby Wolfgang. 23, Ian Madsen. 24, Chad Kemenah. 25, Don Droud Jr. 26, Rager Phillips.

 

(11:00 p.m.) Sammy Swindell won by nearly a straightaway with Craig Dollansky, Joey Saldana, Brian Brown and Danny Lasoski rounding out the top five, respectively.

Full results will be posted after Victory Lane.

(10:55 p.m.) Caution with six laps remaining. Kerry Madsen, who was running fifth, was involved in the incident.

Sammy Swindell passed polesitter Brian Brown for the lead with 10 laps remaining and the duo was battling through lapped traffic before the caution. Swindell leads with Brown, Craig Dollansky, Joey Saldana and Danny Lasoski the top five.

(10:44 p.m.) And another red. Ian Madsen tipped over again to bring out the red flag on the restart. It is now a single-file restart.

(10:36 p.m.) Red flag on lap 3 for Ian Madsen, who tipped over in turn two. Brian Brown leads with Joey Saldana, Craig Dollansky, Sammy Swindell, Brad Sweet, Trey Starks, Danny Lasoski, Kerry Madsen, Donny Schatz and Terry McCarl the top 10.

Lasoski has passed four cars and Schatz has driven from 15th to ninth.

(10:32 p.m.) The cars are back on the track. They were pushed into the work area and crews were able to adjust during that red flag. It looks like Kraig Kinser’s car is ok to return.

(10:26 p.m.) Red flag on the opening lap. Kraig Kinser spun on the bottom in turn one. As his car spun around, it caught and he flipped. At the same time, Don Droud Jr. and Rager Phillips flipped at the top in turn two as cars were scattering.

Kinser is headed to the work area. It will be a complete restart.

(10:16 p.m.) Feature is pushing onto the track.

(10:11 p.m.) The feature is in staging.

(9:53 p.m.) The 360 feature is now hitting the track.

(9:44 p.m.) Here is the feature lineup:

1, Brian Brown. 2, Craig Dollansky. 3, Trey Starks. 4, Joey Saldana. 5, Kraig Kinser. 6, Brad Sweet. 7, Sammy Swindell. 8, Kerry Madsen. 9, Ian Madsen. 10, Terry McCarl. 11, Danny Lasoski. 12, Steve Kinser. 13, Davey Heskin. 14, Lynton Jeffrey. 15, Donny Schatz. 16, Bill Balog. 17, Ryan Bunton. 18, Don Droud Jr. 19, Rager Phillips. 20, Mark Dobmeier. 21, Dusty Zomer. 22, Cody Darrah. 23, Jason Sides. 24, Robby Wolfgang. 25, Chad Kemenah. 26, Lucas Wolfe.

Kemenah and Wolfe utilized provisionals to start.

(9:39 p.m.) Don Droud Jr. won the Last Chance Showdown to earn a spot into the feature. Jason Sides, Cody Darrah and Robby Wolfgang also earned a transfer. Here are the results:

1, Don Droud Jr. 2, Jason Sides. 3, Cody Darrah. 4, Robby Wolfgang. 5, Rob Kubli. 6, Dustin Selvage. 7, Lucas Wolfe. 8, Tasker Phillips. 9, Austen Wheatley. 10, Austin Johnson. 11, Jarrod Schneiderman. 12, Josh Schneiderman. 13, Randy Anderson. 14, Bill Rose. 15, Bryan Dobesh. 16, Glen Saville. 17, Wayne Modjeski. 18, Chad Kemenah.

(9:31 p.m.) A.J. Moeller, who was scheduled to start second in the Last Chance Showdown, is a scratch, along with Mark Johnson.

(9:29 p.m.) Brian Brown led all six laps to claim the dash and earn the pole for the 25-lap feature. Here are the dash results:

1, Brian Brown. 2, Craig Dollansky. 3, Trey Starks. 4, Joey Saldana. 5, Kraig Kinser. 6, Brad Sweet. 7, Sammy Swindell. 8, Kerry Madsen. 9, Ian Madsen. 10, Terry McCarl.

(9:22 p.m.) Don Droud Jr. and A.J. Moeller start on the front row of the 12-lap Last Chance Showdown, which transfers the top four to the feature. Here is the lineup:

1, Don Droud Jr. 2, A.J. Moeller. 3, Austin Johnson. 4, Cody Darrah. 5, Jason Sides. 6, Rob Kubli. 7, Austen Wheatley. 8, Jarrod Schneiderman. 9, Randy Anderson. 10, Robby Wolfgang. 11, Lucas Wolfe. 12, Bryan Dobesh. 13, Tasker Phillips. 14, Dustin Selvage. 15, Josh Schneiderman. 16, Mark Johnson. 17, Bill Rose. 18, Wayne Modjeski. 19, Glen Saville. 20, Chad Kemenah.

(9:17 p.m.) The dash inversion was a six, meaning fast qualifier Joey Saldana will start on the outside of the third row. Here is the lineup:

1, Trey Starks. 2, Brian Brown. 3, Brad Sweet. 4, Craig Dollansky. 5, Kerry Madsen. 6, Joey Saldana. 7, Ian Madsen. 8, Kraig Kinser. 9, Terry McCarl. 10, Sammy Swindell.

(9:09 p.m.) Sammy Swindell claimed the fourth-and-final heat race with Brian Brown placing second. Here are the results:

1, Sammy Swindell. 2, Brian Brown. 3, Lynton Jeffrey. 4, Brad Sweet. 5, Rager Phillips. 6, Cody Darrah. 7, Chad Kemenah. 8, Bryan Dobesh. 9, Mark Johnson. 10, Jarrod Schneiderman.

(9:02 p.m.) Terry McCarl won the third heat race and Kraig Kinser finished second to also advance to the dash. Here are the results:

1, Terry McCarl. 2, Kraig Kinser. 3, Dusty Zomer. 4, Davey Heskin. 5, Craig Dollansky. 6, Lucaws Wolfe. 7, Josh Schneiderman. 8, Austen Wheatley. 9, Glen Saville. 10, A.J. Moeller.

(8:54 p.m.) Ian Madsen held off brother, Kerry Madsen, to claim the second heat race. Here are the results:

1, Ian Madsen. 2, Kerry Madsen. 3, Steve Kinser. 4, Bill Balog. 5, Mark Dobmeier. 6, Don Droud Jr. 7, Robby Wolfgang. 8, Dustin Selvage. 9, Rob Kubli. 10, Wayne Modjeski.

(8:47 p.m.) Trey Starks led all eight laps to pick up his first career World of Outlaws heat race win with Joey Saldana finishing second. Here are the results:

1, Trey Starks. 2, Joey Saldana. 3, Donny Schatz. 4, Danny Lasoski. 5, Ryan Bunton. 6, Jason Sides. 7, Austin Johnson. 8, Randy Anderson. 9, Tasker Phillips. 10, Bill Rose. 11, T.J. Peterson (DNS).

(8:42 p.m.) First heat is pushing onto the track.

(8:31 p.m.) The first heat is in staging.

(8:16 p.m.) Here are the lineups for the eight-lap heat races:

Heat #1: 1, Donny Schatz. 2, Trey Starks. 3, Danny Lasoski. 4, Joey Saldana. 5, Ryan Bunton. 6, Austin Johnson. 7, Jason Sides. 8, Randy Anderson. 9, Tasker Phillips. 10, Bill Rose. 11, T.J. Peterson.

Heat #2: 1, Bill Balog. 2, Ian Madsen. 3, Steve Kinser. 4, Kerry Madsen. 5, Don Droud Jr. 6, Mark Dobmeier. 7, Rob Kubli. 8, Robby Wolfgang. 9, Dustin Selvage. 10, Wayne Modjeski.

Heat #3: 1, Terry McCarl. 2, Kraig Kinser. 3, Davey Heskin. 4, Craig Dollansky. 5, A.J. Moeller. 6, Dusty Zomer. 7, Austen Wheatley. 8, Lucas Wolfe. 9, Josh Schneiderman. 10, Glen Saville.

Heat #4: 1, Sammy Swindell. 2, Lynton Jeffrey. 3, Brian Brown. 4, Brad Sweet. 5, Rager Phillips. 6, Cody Darrah. 7, Jarrod Schneiderman. 8, Bryan Dobesh. 9, Mark Johnson. 10, Chad Kemenah.

Bronson Maeschen is a scratch for the night.

The top two from each advance to the dash and the top five to the feature.

(8:10 p.m.) Joey Saldana recorded the fastest lap in qualifying with a time of 14.881 seconds. Kerry Madsen (14.929 seconds), Craig Dollansky (14.953), Brad Sweet (15.004) and Danny Lasoski (15.061) were the top five.

(7:42 p.m.) Qualifying is about to start.

(7:39 p.m.) Brian Brown was quickest in the fourth-and-final session with a lap of 15.263 seconds.

Chad Kemenah was unable to hot lap. It didn’t appear that the car would fire.

(7:34 p.m.) Steve Kinser was quickest in the third hot-lap session with a lap of 15.666 seconds, which was 13th overall.

(7:30 p.m.) Sammy Swindell was quickest in the second hot-lap session with a lap of 15.432 seconds.

(7:27 p.m.) Joey Saldana was quickest in the first hot-lap session with a lap of 15.415 seconds.

(7:22 p.m.) The first session of hot laps is on the track.

(7:10 p.m.) First session of hot laps is headed to staging.

(6:54 p.m.) The 360s are about to hot lap and then the World of Outlaws will hot lap.

(6:34 p.m.) Drivers are starting to put heat in their engines.

(6:10 p.m.) Here is the qualifying draw-in, which will also serve as the roster:

7 — Craig Dollansky

55 — Ian Madsen

29 — Kerry Madsen

2 — Bryan Dobesh

10 — Randy Anderson

7x — Dustin Selvage

9 — Joey Saldana

63 — Chad Kemenah

47 — Don Droud Jr.

12p — T.J. Peterson

88 — Jarrod Schneiderman

1 — Sammy Swindell

23k — Rob Kubli

56 — Davey Heskin

15 — Donny Schatz

17b — Bill Balog

49 — Brad Sweet

20 — A.J. Moeller

91 — Dusty Zomer

33 — Danny Lasoski

5w — Lucas Wolfe

13 — Mark Dobmeier

6 — Bill Rose

96 — Bronson Maeschen

11k — Kraig Kinser

45 — Mark Johnson

14aj — Wayne Modjeski

11 — Steve Kinser

44w — Austen Wheatley

4 — Cody Darrah

49j — Josh Schneiderman

9p — Rager Phillips

24 — Terry McCarl

12 — Lynton Jeffery

81 — Austin Johnson

21 — Brian Brown

7k — Robby Wolfgang

55t — Trey Starks

6r — Ryan Bunton

7s — Jason Sides

75 — Glen Saville

7taz — Tasker Phillips

(5:59 p.m.) There are 42 410s signed in. If things stick like they are now, each driver will get two qualifying laps, which will determine the starting order for the  four, eight-lap heat races. Those heats will be inverted by four (i.e., the fast qualifier starts fourth in the first heat, the second fastest starts fourth in the second heat, etc.). The top two from each advance to the six-lap dash — along with the next two in qualifying who advance to the feature — and the top five transfer to the 25-lap feature.

The drivers who don’t advance to the feature will compete in a 12-lap Last Chance Showdown, which transfers the top four to the main event.

(5:48 p.m.) Drivers are signing in and the drivers meeting is set for 6:15 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 6:45 p.m. with qualifying at 7:15 p.m.

(4:41 p.m.) The infield is open and the haulers are pulling in.

(3:48 p.m.) People are starting to line up at the pit gate. I’ve heard everyone will be allowed into the infield at 4:30.

(3:36 p.m.) They are still working on the track and haven’t let anyone in the pits yet.

(1:37 p.m.) We’re still on for tonight’s event at Knoxville Raceway. A storm hit the area last night, but the chance of rain is only 10 percent for the rest of the night. Several trucks are working the track right now and push trucks are packing the pits. The haulers are lining up outside the track in turns one and two.

This should be a good turnout for tonight’s race, which is the first trial for the Outlaws before the 52nd annual Goodyear Knoxville Nationals Aug. 8-11.

Here is our prerace video:

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