ALLSTAR: Knoxville Friday results

KNOXVILLE, IA -- Terry McCarl and Kerry Madsen won the twin 20's Friday night at Knoxville Raceway in the Haulmark All Star sprint-NCRA-IRA Iowa Telecom 4th annual Summer Classic. The field was split into two groups, with half trying to qualify...

KNOXVILLE, IA -- Terry McCarl and Kerry Madsen won the twin 20's Friday night at Knoxville Raceway in the Haulmark All Star sprint-NCRA-IRA Iowa Telecom 4th annual Summer Classic. The field was split into two groups, with half trying to qualify for each 20 lap feature. The wins paid each driver $3,000.

For McCarl, it was his fifth feature event win at this historic oval this season while Madsen recorded his first of the season here.

Shane Stewart grabbed the lead in the first feature event from his pole position start. Through two yellow flag periods Stewart established leads of up to 20-car lengths and seemed to have the field covered for the distance.

Meanwhile, in back of him a tremendous battle broke out for the next three spots as Tim St. Arnold , Billy Alley and McCarl contested second through fourth. No positions changed, until Stewart and the threesome behind him entered lap traffic just after the half-way point. Right away McCarl got by Alley and then one lap later he disposed of St. Arnold. Just after these passes the third caution of the race slowed the field to a single file alignment.

At this point it should be noted that Dean Jacobs had zoomed to 5th after starting 18th. Likewise, Chad Kemenah, who started 19th was running 8th.

On the restart, Stewart led one more lap until McCarl got by him on the 16th circuit with a slide job in turns one and two. Once in front, McCarl parked his car on the cushion and pulled away from the field to record his 41st career win here in his self-owned Eagle-Wesmar.

Stewart took second and $2,000 and Alley was third for $1,500. Jacobs claimed fourth and Kemenah took fifth. Rounding out the top ten finishers were St. Arnold, Colin Northway, Kim Mock, Jesse Giannetto and Jesse Hockett who came from the rear after blowing a tire and bringing out the yellow on lap two.

In the second feature which went non-stop, Matt Moro grabbed the initial lead as he swept out of turn four on the first lap. Moro looked very fast and began to pull away from the 24-car field when all of a sudden when he came down the frontstretch he slowed markedly, taking the flag, but also pulling to the infield on the exit road with mechanical problems.

With Moro gone, second runner Clint Garner enjoyed the top spot for one lap until Madsen pulled along side and passed him on the back chute on the following lap. From that point, the race belonged to Madsen as he began to stretch his margin out to 25-car lengths.

Just after the half-way point, Madsen began to hit the backmarkers but on this night he would take no prisoners as he scorched through the slower cars with Garner still running second and Wayne Johnson third.

Johnson grabbed the runner-up spot on lap fourteen but he was unable to mount a challenge to the Madsen onslaught as they raced through the final laps of the ten-mile sprint. Skip Jackson also made a pass of Garner two laps later to place third. And that is how the top four finished with Madsen's Vermeer Cool-Shaver leading the way to the checkered flags. Jaymie Moyle was fifth.

Jac Haudenschild, Travis Cram, Mike Reinke, Randy Hannagan, and Jeremy Campbell completed the top ten finishers on a racetrack made heavy by a light shower just after the five o'clock hour and nearly two inches of precipitation over the previous twenty-four hours.

The Crown Battery heat fell to Scott Beritzer, the B&B Products heat went to Billy Alley, the Engler Machine and Tool heat was won by Shane Stewart, the TP Wings heat fell to Brooke Tatnell and the other heats to Jeff Johnson, Clint Garner, Joe Beaver, Jaymie Moyle, Jeremy Campbell and Wayne Johnson. Aaron Berryhill and John Vandenberg won the twin University of Northwestern Ohio B Mains. A total of 80 cars were in competition. Jason Johnson and Daron Clayton were battling hard for third in a heat when the two touched. Johnson went head-first into the turn four wall. He was uninjured other than some stitches in his hand.

The summary

Heat (started, *qualified for A): 1. Scott Biertzer 4B (2*) 2. Jesse Hockett 75 (4*) 3. Chris Walraven 56 (3*) 4. Ricky Logan 7x (5*) 5. Jesse Giannetto D1 (8*) 6. Barry Ruble 63R (1) 7. Greg Wilson 63 (7) 8. Steve Meyer 85m (6)

Heat (started, *qualified for A): 1. Billy Alley 22 (2*) 2. Terry McCarl 24 (4*) 3. Colin Northway 60 (1*) 4. Dean Jacobs 51 (5*) 5. Lynton Jeffrey 10 (7*) 6. Aaron Berryhill 97 (8) 7. Eddie Lynch 29 (6) 8. Ryan Irwin 49 (3)

Heat (started, *qualified for A): 1. Shane Stewart 4m (7*) 2. Tim St. Arnold 8s (5*) 3. Jerrol Slinkard 15s (1*) 4. Brock Mayes 11B (3) 5. Mike Moore 69 (8) 6. Wayne Modjeski 77 (4) 7. Tyler Houseman 50 (6) 8. Kurt Davis 6K (2)

Heat (started): 1. Brooke Tatnell 66 (1*) 2. Ryan Anderson 71R (2*) 3. Travis Whitney 9 (6*) 4. John Sernett 91 (3) 5. Mike Kertscher 80K (4) 6. Bill Rose 6 (8) 7. Dave Uttech 68 (5) 8. Scotty Neitzel 2w (7)

Heat (started): 1. Jeff Johnson 11J (2*) 2. Kaley Gharst 44G (1*) 3. Kim Mock 1m (6*) 4. Chad Kemenah 15K (5*) 5. Patrick Bourke 27 (3) 6. Ty Bartz 75x (4) 7. Robert Bell 71 (7) 8. Matt Wasmund 4w (8)

Heat (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Clint Garner 40 (4*) 2. Kerry Madsen 55 (6*) 3. Chad Meyer 1w (3*) 4. Travis Cram 92 (8*) 5. Randy Hannagan 1x (7*) 6. Jon Agan 4J (5) 7. Rusty Egan 50E (1) 8. Scott Uttech 7 (2)

Heat (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Joe Beaver 53 (1*) 2. Jason Solwold R19 (4*) 3. Brent Antill 1 (3*) 4. Mark Hurd 44m (5*) 5. Adam Jones 4A (7) 6. Andy Hunt 9A (2) 7. Dan Owings 19k (6) 8. John VanDenBerg V10 (8)

Heat (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Jaymie Moyle 1s (1*) 2. Don Droud Jr. 83 (4*) 3. Skip Jackson 2 (8*) 4. Bill Warren 95 (2) 5. Mike Stefka 83D (3) 6. Greg Jones 35 (5) 7. Steve Martin 20AZ (7) 8. Calvin Landis 70 (6)

Heat (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Jeremy Campbell 10c (1*) 2. Matt Moro 47 (8*) 3. Danny Smith 4 (4*) 4. Mike Reinke 02 (5*) 5. Marty Perovich 17AU (2) 6. Johnny Anderson 7a (3) 7. Tim Hunter 2H (7) 8. Phil Gressman 70x (6)

Heat (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Wayne Johnson 14AJ (2*) 2. Jac Haudenschild 5 (1*) 3. Jeff Slinkard 21az (3*) 4. Paul May 71m (5*) 5. Jack Dubin 91x (8) 6. Daron Clayton 92D (4) 7. Jason Johnson 50D (6) DNS - Jeff Mitrisin 17G (7)

B main (started): 1. Berryhill (4) 2. Mayes (1) 3. Moore (3) 4. Rose (6) / 5. Kertscher (5) 6. Wilson (9) 7. D. Uttech (12) 8. Bourke (7) 9. Bartz (8) 10. Lynch (10) 11. Bell (13) 12. Irwin (15) 13. Davis (16) 14. Neitzel (17) 15. Sernett (2) 16. Houseman (11) 17. S. Meyer (14) DNS - Ruble, Modjeski, Wasmund

B main (started): 1. VanDenBerg (14) 2. Stefka (3) 3. Warren (2) 4. Agan (5) / 5. Mitrisin (18) 6. Hunter (13) 7. J. Anderson (8) 8. A. Jones (1) 9. G. Jones (7) 10. S. Uttech (15) 11. Hunt (6) 12. Martin (12) 13. Egan (10) 14. Owings (11) 15. Dubin (19) 16. Gressman (16) 17. Clayton (9) 18. Perovich (4) 19. Landis (17) DNS - Ja. Johnson

A main (started): 1. McCarl (7) 2. Stewart (1) 3. Alley (3) 4. Jacobs (18) 5. Kemenah (19) 6. St. Arnold (4) 7. Northway (14) 8. Mock (10) / 9. Giannetto (17) 10. Hockett (6) 11. Logan (16) 12. Whitney (9) 13. Berryhill (21) 14. Jeffrey (20) 15. Walraven (13) 16. Rose (24) 17. Moore (23) 18. Mayes (22) 19. Biertzer (2) 20. Jer. Slinkard (15) 21. Ry. Anderson (11) 22. Je. Johnson (5) 23. Gharst (12) 24. Tatnell (8).

A main (started): 1. Madsen (3) 2. W. Johnson (5) 3. Jackson (4) 4. Garner (2) 5. Moyle (8) 6. Haudenschild (12) 7. Cram (11) 8. Reinke (18) / 9. Hannagan (20) 10. Campbell (10) 11. Solwold (7) 12. Smith (13) 13. C. Meyer (14) 14. Antill (15) 15. VanDenBerg (21) 16. Droud (9) 17. May (19) 18. Agan (24) 19. Beaver (6) 20. Warren (23) 21. Hurd (17) 22. Stefka (22) 23. Moro (1) 24. Jef. Slinkard (16).

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Series Sprint
Drivers Steve Martin , Aaron Berryhill , Brooke Tatnell , Dean Jacobs , Kerry Madsen , Randy Hannagan , Shane Stewart , Adam Jones , Jesse Hockett , Daron Clayton , Greg Wil , Bill Rose , Jac Haudenschild , Wayne Johnson , Chad Kemenah , Jason Johnson , Paul May