NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals
Knoxville Raceway | Knoxville, IA
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Race Recap  

WILD WEDNESDAY: Logan Schuchart Tops Opening Night of 61st Knoxville Nationals

The 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores is officially off and running.

In a case of deja vu, The Granddaddy of ‘Em All began on Wednesday night almost exactly how the Capitani Classic ended at Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway earlier in the week on Sunday with Logan Schuchart fending off a hard-charging Donny Schatz.

The Shark Racing, DuraMAX Oil, Drydene Performance Products #1S officially led all 25 laps, but that only came after beating James McFadden into turn one, surviving several restarts, and then out-running the 10-time Knoxville Nationals champion in late lap traffic.

It marked the first preliminary night win for the Hanover, PA native – he won #HardKnox in 2018 – and continues the perfect path that two previous Knoxville Nationals champions took before him. Like Sweet in 2018 and Gravel in 2019, Schuchart will try to go three-for-three on the week and earn his first-career Knoxville Nationals title on Saturday night.

“I’m looking at the big picture,” Schuchart said after an unexcitable Victory Lane. “I don’t know that we did well enough in the points, to be honest. We have a good shot at it if we can put ourselves in a position to race for it, I hope we aren’t buried too far back. You want to lock in and take some of that stress away, but if not, we’ll run that B-Main and hopefully learn a little something on our car.”

Schuchart – the grandson of 1990 Knoxville Nationals champion, Bobby Allen – took an interesting journey to Victory Lane by qualifying 26th and landing the pole of the Feature thanks to a wacky night with inversions and points. Everything changed when 18 of the top-20 qualifiers failed to transfer from Heat Race action and opened the door for others behind them.

Wednesday’s podium was a familiar one with Schuchart, Schatz & Gravel. [Trent Gower]
Schuchart’s $12,0000 payday was nearly stolen late in the going when none other than Fargo, ND’s own Donny Schatz roared to life in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Carquest Auto Parts, Ford Performance #15. Like Sunday, the 10-time champion quickly reeled in Schuchart, but he couldn’t find a way around this time.

Schatz got ultra close with three laps left, closing ton 0.356-seconds, but one crucial and daring move in traffic is what allowed Schuchart to build the comfort zone he needed to hang on for the win. It was a 1.568-second margin of victory as Schatz followed him to the line in second.

“That lap car killed our momentum, and that was the only way I could get through turns three and four,” Schatz said on his late charge falling short. It gave us an opportunity to try something and I think we’ll end up sitting okay, hopefully. Those points are important. I think we’ve got a car capable of winning, but we won’t know until Saturday comes and we see what hand we’ve been dealt. I’ve never seen something like that tonight with only two of the top 20 making the Feature.”

After winning back-to-back Wednesday preliminary Features at the Knoxville Nationals, 2019 champion David Gravel lost his pursuit of a trifecta as he finished P3 in the 2022 opener. The Watertown, CT native was the only of 10 drivers to start from row four and transfer (top-four) out of Heat Race action. It was a move that paid dividends in the long run for Big Game Motorsports #2.

“I didn’t start too far back, but I lost the road map for a few laps and really struggled,” Gravel said. “I got it together the last 10-12 laps, thankfully. The car wasn’t right there in the A-Main, so we’ll have to keep working on it. It was a stressful night with how much trouble everyone had with points. This track was different, but I guarantee we won’t have this on Saturday.”

The Knoxville Nationals brings another 50 cars into play on Thursday night. [Trent Gower]

After offering a hotly contested battle for second, Giovanni Scelzi, of Fresno, CA, and James McFadden, of Alice Springs, NT, AUS, slipped back to finish fourth and fifth, respectively.

Rounding out the top-10 was Aaron Reutzel in the RSR #8, Justin Peck in the Buch Motorsports #13, Cole Macedo in the Dietz Motorsports #14J, Corey Day in the Meyers Construction #14, and Roger Crockett in his own #11.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (25 Laps) – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [7]; 3. 2-David Gravel [8]; 4. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [3]; 5. 83-James McFadden [2]; 6. 8-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 7. 13-Justin Peck [4]; 8. 14J-Cole Macedo [5]; 9. 14-Corey Day [12]; 10. 11-Roger Crockett [11]; 11. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [13]; 12. 11M-Parker Price-Miller [21]; 13. 19-Brent Marks [22]; 14. 16A-Colby Copeland [9]; 15. 39-Justin Sanders [24]; 16. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [17]; 17. 17C-Carson Short [16]; 18. 73-Scotty Thiel [19]; 19. 55W-Mike Wagner [15]; 20. 101-Lachlan McHugh [10]; 21. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier [20]; 22. 2KS-Ian Madsen [23]; 23. 2M-Davey Heskin [14]; 24. 6B-Brandon Wimmer [18]. Lap Leader(s): Logan Schuchart 1-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 11M-Parker Price-Miller[+9]

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Results  
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
1101SLogan Schuchart 250.00024Running0$12,000
27+515Donny Schatz 25-1.568Running0$10,000
38+52David Gravel 25-3.602Running0$7,000
43-118Giovanni Scelzi 25-3.687Running0$6,000
52-383James McFadden 25-6.2731Running0$5,000
6608Aaron Reutzel 25-7.090Running0$4,000
74-313Justin Peck 25-7.221Running0$3,500
85-314JCole Macedo 25-8.165Running0$2,500
912+314Corey Day 25-8.993Running0$2,000
1011+111Roger Crockett 25-10.796Running0$1,750
1113+255Hunter Schuerenberg 25-11.674Running0$1,500
1221+911MParker Price-Miller 25-12.771Running0$1,400
1322+919Brent Marks 25-13.911Running0$1,300
149-516AColby Copeland 25-14.244Running0$1,250
1524+939Justin Sanders 25-15.585Running0$1,200
1617+191Kyle Reinhardt 24-1 LapsRunning0$1,150
1716-117CCarson Short 24-1 LapsRunning0$1,100
1819+173Scotty Thiel 22-3 LapsRunning0$1,050
1915-455WMike Wagner 22-3 LapsRunning0$1,000
2010-10101Lachlan McHugh 21-4 LapsRunning0$1,000
2120-113JTMark Dobmeier 11-14 LapsRunning0$1,000
2223+12KSIan Madsen 8-17 LapsRunning0$1,000
2314-92MDavey Heskin 6-19 LapsRunning0$1,000
2418-66BBrandon Wimmer 0-25 LapsRunning0$1,000
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11011MParker Price-Miller 120.00012Running0$200
22019Brent Marks 12-1.123Running0$200
34+12KSIan Madsen 12-2.959Running0$200
43-139Justin Sanders 12-3.427Running0$200
56+13Ayrton Gennetten 12-4.179Running0$600
68+217Sheldon Haudenschild 12-6.132Running0$550
79+217WShane Golobic 12-6.225Running0$500
813+57Justin Henderson 12-6.949Running0$475
911+221HBrady Bacon 12-8.784Running0$450
1010055TMcKenna Haase 12-11.202Running0$425
115-649JJosh Schneiderman 12-11.437Running0$400
1216+47WDustin Selvage 12-12.197Running0$375
1314+171Cory Eliason 12-12.477Running0$350
1412-27SRobbie Price 12-13.704Running0$325
1521+63ZBrock Zearfoss 12-14.101Running0$300
1615-124Terry McCarl 12-14.622Running0$275
177-103PSawyer Phillips 12-15.704Running0$260
1817-11AUMarcus Dumesny 12-15.964Running0$250
1923+422Riley Goodno 12-17.768Running0$240
2022+247XDylan Westbrook 11-1 LapsRunning0$225
2124+365Jordan Goldesberry 11-1 LapsRunning0$200
2220-22KKKevin Ingle 11-1 LapsRunning0$200
2318-584Scott Bogucki 4-8 LapsRunning0$200
2419-520A.J. Moeller 0-12 LapsDNS0$200
C Main Race Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+13ZBrock Zearfoss 100.00010Running0$150
23+147XDylan Westbrook 10-7.459Running0$150
38+522Riley Goodno 10-9.640Running0$150
44065Jordan Goldesberry 10-12.051Running0$150
59+49JRDerek Hagar 10-13.163Running0$250
65-110Skylar Prochaska 10-14.378Running0$200
76-11XJake Bubak 10-14.532Running0$175
81-740 8-2 LapsRunning0$150
97-21MDon Droud Jr0-10 LapsDNS0$140
1010045Rusty Hickman 0-10 LapsDNS0$100
1111052Blake Hahn 0-10 LapsDNS0$100
D Main Race Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11052Blake Hahn 00.000Running0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11017CCarson Short 100.00010Running
24+28Aaron Reutzel 10-2.668Running
3301SLogan Schuchart 10-3.377Running
46+215Donny Schatz 10-4.806Running
52-320A.J. Moeller 10-6.178Running
65-171Cory Eliason 10-6.374Running
7703Ayrton Gennetten 10-7.947Running
88011MParker Price-Miller 10-9.313Running
9903ZBrock Zearfoss 10-10.589Running
101001XJake Bubak 10-12.292Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+114Corey Day 100.0009Running
21-191Kyle Reinhardt 10-2.9461Running
33016AColby Copeland 10-4.013Running
44014JCole Macedo 10-5.277Running
58+319Brent Marks 10-6.540Running
65-124Terry McCarl 10-8.371Running
76-155TMcKenna Haase 10-9.989Running
87-13PSawyer Phillips 10-10.953Running
99047XDylan Westbrook 10-12.860Running
101001MDon Droud Jr0-10 LapsDNS
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1106BBrandon Wimmer 100.00010Running
24+213Justin Peck 10-0.333Running
32-155Hunter Schuerenberg 10-3.131Running
43-1101Lachlan McHugh 10-4.564Running
58+339Justin Sanders 10-5.601Running
66021HBrady Bacon 10-6.844Running
75-27WDustin Selvage 10-7.891Running
87-117Sheldon Haudenschild 10-8.876Running
99065Jordan Goldesberry 10-11.212Running
1010022Riley Goodno 2-8 LapsRunning
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11073Scotty Thiel 100.00010Running
24+218Giovanni Scelzi 10-0.654Running
32-12MDavey Heskin 10-3.483Running
43-111Roger Crockett 10-4.779Running
56+17SRobbie Price 10-6.090Running
67+117WShane Golobic 10-6.803Running
78+12KSIan Madsen 10-8.134Running
89+12KKKevin Ingle 10-9.987Running
910+19JRDerek Hagar 10-11.058Running
105-540 10-12.213Running
Heat 5 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11013JTMark Dobmeier 100.0008Running
24+283James McFadden 10-2.381Running
32-155WMike Wagner 10-5.5162Running
47+32David Gravel 10-5.529Running
56+17Justin Henderson 10-6.531Running
63-384Scott Bogucki 10-6.947Running
75-21AUMarcus Dumesny 10-8.277Running
88049JJosh Schneiderman 10-9.308Running
99010Skylar Prochaska 10-11.137Running
1010045Rusty Hickman 0-10 LapsDNS
My Place Hotels Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
11011MParker Price-Miller Kokomo, IN15.3620.000
2319Brent Marks Myerstown, PA15.543-0.181
31739Justin Sanders Aromas, CA15.544-0.182
462KSIan Madsen St Marys, NSW15.577-0.215
5949JJosh Schneiderman West Burlington, IA15.584-0.222
6243Ayrton Gennetten Versailles, MO15.606-0.244
723PSawyer Phillips Pleasantville, IA15.628-0.266
81217Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH15.632-0.270
91117WShane Golobic Fremont, CA15.664-0.302
10202David Gravel Watertown, CT15.664-0.302
113215Donny Schatz Fargo, ND15.691-0.329
123055TMcKenna Haase Des Moines, IA15.700-0.338
13721HBrady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK15.700-0.338
14137SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC15.717-0.355
15297Justin Henderson Tea, SD15.751-0.389
164671Cory Eliason Visalia, CA15.764-0.402
171624Terry McCarl Altoona, IA15.780-0.418
1857WDustin Selvage Indianola, IA15.791-0.429
19140 , 15.792-0.430
20311AUMarcus Dumesny Sydney, NSW15.798-0.436
21498Aaron Reutzel Clute, TX15.802-0.440
221414JCole Macedo Lemoore, CA15.803-0.441
233413Justin Peck Monrovia, IN15.807-0.445
244718Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA15.831-0.469
253683James McFadden Alice Springs, NT15.869-0.507
26331SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA15.871-0.509
272816AColby Copeland Roseville, CA15.896-0.534
2851101Lachlan McHugh Gold Coast, QLD15.909-0.547
292211Roger Crockett Broken Arrow, OK15.917-0.555
302584Scott Bogucki Mclaren Vale, SA15.923-0.561
314020A.J. Moeller Rockwell City, IA15.937-0.575
324214Corey Day Clovis, CA15.944-0.582
332755Hunter Schuerenberg Sikeston, MO15.958-0.596
34482MDavey Heskin St. Michael, MN15.963-0.601
351855WMike Wagner Harrisonville, PA15.966-0.604
361517CCarson Short Marion, IL15.979-0.617
374491Kyle Reinhardt Neptune City, NJ15.983-0.621
38416BBrandon Wimmer Fairmount, IN16.003-0.641
393873Scotty Thiel Sheboygan, WI16.006-0.644
403713JTMark Dobmeier Grand Forks, ND16.029-0.667
41353ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA16.032-0.670
422647XDylan Westbrook Scotland, ON16.138-0.776
431965Jordan Goldesberry Springfield, IL16.151-0.789
4442KKKevin Ingle Huron, SD16.174-0.812
452110Skylar Prochaska Lakefield, MN16.225-0.863
46451XJake Bubak Arvada, CO16.283-0.921
47501MDon Droud JrLincoln, NE16.286-0.924
483922Riley Goodno Knoxville, IA16.314-0.952
49439JRDerek Hagar Marion, AR16.388-1.026
50845Rusty Hickman Tullamarine, VIC16.612-1.250
512352Blake Hahn Sapulpa, OK16.612-1.250
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Event Info  

NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals
August 10, 2022 to August 13, 2022
Knoxville Raceway
1000 North Lincoln Street
Knoxville, IA 

Event Description
It's The Granddaddy of 'Em All. The 61st Knoxville Nationals brings the best of the best to Iowa for this four-day Crown Jewel.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Sprint Car Track Record
14.351 seconds by Brian Brown on 5/22/21

To Win Amount
$12,000.00

Feature Laps Length
25

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount
$12,000.00

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers/ Chairbacks

Stadium Seating
No outside seating allowed

Handicapped Seating
Section D, row 1, and sections AA and BB, row 40. Companion seating is available.

Pit Age Limit
Aged 17 and under require parent waivers - Aged 12 and under must remain in vehicle or the fenced in area between turns 1 and 2. All pit fees apply. All ages same price

Personal Coolers
No coolers or outside Food/Beverages allowed

ATMs
1

Credit Card Use
Concessions, Pit Gate, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is available at the track

Smoking Policy
All grandstands are no-smoking. Smoking areas are available underneath stands.

Family Section
Sections I & J

Parking Cost
$10.00

Camping Availability
electric hookup, non-electric, onsite, sanitary facility, showers, waste services

Camping Cost
camping at the North Campground for $160 for 4 days. Water and electric hookups are available.

Closest Airport
Des Moines International Airport

Track Info  

Knoxville Raceway
1000 North Lincoln Street
Knoxville, IA 

Track Phone
(641) 842-5431

Ticket Phone
(641) 842-5431

Track Size & Type
0.500; Semi-banked

Sprint Car Track Record
14.351 seconds by Brian Brown on 5/22/21

Competitor Info  

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