ALLSTAR: Knoxville Results 98-05-30

All Star Sprint Race Results - Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA - Sat. 5/30/98 - By Bob Wilson WRIGHT HAS THE RIGHT STUFF IN ALL STAR KNOXVILLE RUN KNOXVILLE, IOWA - (May 30) - Gary Wright made the long tow from east Texas...

All Star Sprint Race Results - Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA - Sat. 5/30/98 - By Bob Wilson

WRIGHT HAS THE RIGHT STUFF IN ALL STAR KNOXVILLE RUN

KNOXVILLE, IOWA - (May 30) - Gary Wright made the long tow from east Texas pay off to the tune of $4,000 as he led flag to flag to capture the All Star Circuit of Champions Shootout at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. Wright became the tenth different All Star winner in 21 events this season.

Wright, from the ButlerBuilt Pole Position, beat fellow front row starter Don Droud, Jr. to the first turn at the start of the race and held the Knoxville standout at bay for nearly the first half of the 25-lap event. Lapped traffic on the sixth circuit closed the front-running duo as Kenny Jacobs entered the picture and also began to gain on the top spot. Skip Jackson figured in the fray at fourth.

A Tony Norem spin on the 12th lap slowed the field and when the race was resumed Jacobs dove to the low side of Droud and completed the pass as he exited turn two. On the next circuit Jackson executed a similar move to claim the third spot as Droud fell to fourth and Terry McCarl charged to fifth.

Meanwhile Wright, in a self-owned car with Chevrolet power had started to checkout on the field and had built a huge lead when the red was displayed for Dean Jacobs who had lost an engine.

The single file restart saw Wright withstand a Jacobs charge and fly across the finish line with Jacobs forty yards behind. Jackson was a close third, McCarl took fourth and Joey Saldana, the defending Knoxville Shootout champion finished fifth. Rounding out the top ten finishers were Droud, Dennis Moore, Jr., Frankie Kerr, Marlon Jones and Brent Antill.

Kerr was the class of the 44-car field in qualifying time trials with a run of 15.899. Sarah Fisher, Jaymie Moyle, Nick Bellino and Droud were victorious in the heat races. Leonard Lee took the United Expressline B Main and Kenny Jacobs won the Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash.

TIME TRIALS: 1. FRANKIE KERR, 15.899; 2. KENNY JACOBS, 15.900; 3. GARY WRIGHT, 15.923; 4. DON DROUD, JR., 15.935; 5. SKIP JACKSON, 16.035; 6. LEONARD LEE, 16.043; 7. TERRY McCARL, 16.089; 8. SCOTT WHITWORTH, 16.094; 9. JOEY SALDANA, 16.179; 10. BOB WEUVE, 16.204; 11. MARLON JONES, 16.205; 12. CHRIS WALRAVEN, 16.281; 13. DEAN JACOBS, 16.282; 14. JOHN SERNETT, 16.335; 15. KEITH KAUFFMAN, 16.352; 16. MATT MORO, 16.390; 17. BRENT ANTILL, 16.398; 18. DENNIS MOORE, JR., 16.400; 19. MANNY ROCKHOLD, 16.409; 20. TRAVIS CRAM, 16.409; 21. NICK BELLINO, 16.442; 22. JAYMIE MOYLE, 16.447; 23. SARAH FISHER, 16.452; 24. JOHN BANKSTON, 16.456; 25. TONY NOREM, 16.468; 26. KEVIN WHITWORTH, 16.508; 27. JUDI BATES, 16.539; 28. JEFF MITRISIN, 16.574; 29. BRYAN GRIMES, 16.595; 30. LEE NELSON, 16.697; 31. KEVIN FREY, 16.720; 32. CHADD SMITH, 16.793; 33. JUSTIN HENDERSON, 16.892; 34. BOB HILDRETH, 16.904; 35. JOHN LAMBERTZ, 16.923; 36. BILLY ANDERSON, 16.948; 37. SCOTT JONES, 16.948; 38. LARRY PINEGAR II, 17.020; 39. BRIAN SMITH, 17.032; 40. JOHN KEARNEY, 17.087; 41. BILL McCROSKEY, 17.287; 42. TIM ST. ARNOLD, 18.011; 43. ERIC MASON, NO TIME; 44. TROY PARSONS, NO TIME.

UNITED EXPRESSLINE HEAT (8 LAPS) 2:16.4: 1. BELLINO; 2. ANTILL; 3. JACKSON; 4. SALDANA; 5. D. JACOBS; 6. KERR; 7. NOREM; 8. GRIMES; 9. PINEGAR II; 10. HILDRETH; 11. ST. ARNOLD.

SOUTHWEST EXPRESSLINE HEAT (8 LAPS) 2:15.7: 1. MOYLE; 2. SERNETT; 3. MOORE, JR., 4. K. JACOBS; 5. WEUVE; 6. LEE; 7. K. WHITWORTH; 8. LAMBERTZ; 9. B. SMITH; 10. FREY.

UNITED SPECIALTIES HEAT (8 LAPS): 1. FISHER; 2. M. JONES; 3. ROCKHOLD; 4. McCARL; 5. WRIGHT; 6. KAUFFMAN; 7. BATES; 8. C. SMITH; 9. ANDERSON; 10. KEARNEY.

SOUTHWEST GLASS HEAT ( 8 LAPS) 2:19.1: 1. DROUD, JR.; 2. WALRAVEN; 3. CRAM; 4. 5. 6. BANKSTON; 7. MORO; 8. HENDERSON; 9. S. JONES; 10. McCROSKEY.

COMMERCIAL TRUCK & TRAILER DASH (4 LAPS) 1:05.9: 1. K. JACOBS; 2. SALDANA; 3. McCARL; 4. FISHER; 5. D. JACOBS 6. KERR.

UNITED EXPRESSLINE B MAIN (12 LAPS): 1. LEE; 2. KERR; 3. KAUFFMAN; 4. NOREM; 5. MORO; 6. K. WHITWORTH; 7. PINEGAR II; 8.LAMBERTZ; 9. GRIMES; 10. HENDERSON; 11. BANKSTON; 12. HILDRETH; 13. ST. ARNOLD; 14. McCROSKEY; 15. C. SMITH; 16. FREY; 17. B. SMITH; 18. KEARNEY; 19. BATES.

A MAIN (25 LAPS): 1. WRIGHT; 2. K. JACOBS; 3. JACKSON; 4. McCARL; 5. SALDANA; 6. DROUD, JR.; 7. MOORE, JR.; 8. KERR; 9. JONES; 10. ANTILL; 11. KAUFFMAN; 12. S. WHITWORTH; 13. SERNETT; 14. MITRISIN; 15. CRAMM; 16. ROCKHOLD; 17. MOYLE; 18. FISHER; 19. NOREM; 20. BELLINO; 21. D. JACOBS; 22. WALRAVEN; 23. WEUVE; 24. LEE.

KNOXVILLE, IOWA, (May 30) - Jerry Crabb, a regular at Knoxville Raceway captured the Goodyear Masters Classic at the Marion County Fairgrounds Saturday night. The win was the first ever feature victory here for the Des Moines driver who collected $2,500 for his efforts in the 22-lap event.

The 6th annual event for drivers age 50 and older looked to be in the pocked of former Knoxville track champion Mike Brooks as the Knoxville native took a third lap from pole sitter Wayne Reutimann. Brooks had built a near half-lap margin when suddenly he ran up and over the wheel of a lapped car and catapulted into the turn three fence dashing his chances for the win.

When the race was resumed John Bankston passed second-running Crabb and held that position for four circuits until Crabb took it back on the 15th go around. From that point the race belonged to Crabb as Bankston tried to mount several threats only to see Crabb rebuild his margin in lapped traffic.

Chasing Crabb and Bankston to the finish line were Billy Engelhart, the defending Classic champion from 1996 and 1997, Edd French and Cliff Woodward. Rounding out the top ten were Rick Ferkel, the 1993-94 and 1995 champion, Bobby Allen, the 1998 Rookie of the Race, Dave Heskin, Lloyd Armey and Charles Graves.

Besides the vicious Brooks accident in the feature, Larry Hansen executed a slow roll on lap four near the pit gate and modified star Dave Farren, Sr and Jon Backlund brought out the yellow on lap twenty when they got together and spun on the inside of turn two. Earnest Jennings crashed into the turn three fence during the first heat.

Crabb, Brooks and French were victorious in the heat races. Bankston took qualifying time trials ahead of twenty-four others with a lap of 17.011.

6th Goodyear Masters Classic 360 Sprint Results

TIME TRIALS: 1. JOHN BANKSTON, BEAUMONT, TX, 17.011; 2. MIKE BROOKS, KNOXVILLE, IA, 17.245; 3. CLIFF WOODWARD, KEARNEY, MO, 17.274; 4. WAYNE REUTIMANN, ZEPHYR HILLS, FL, 17.407; 5. BILLY ENGELHART, OREGON, WI, 17.457; 6. DAVE HESKIN, MONTICELLO, MN, 17.514; 7. LLOYD ARMEY, SEDRO WOOLLEY, WA, 17.736; 8. CHARLES GRAVES, CHARITON, IA, 17.780; 9. JERRY CRABB, DES MOINES, IA, 17.786; 10. EDD FRENCH, KELLER, TX, 17.789; 11. BOBBY ALLEN, HANOVER, PA, 17.975; 12. HAROLD McGILTON, FREMONT, OH, 18.009; 13. CHRIS MAURER, COLFAX, IA, 18.048; 14. RICK FERKEL, TIFFIN, OH, 18.134; 15. C.J. HOLLEY, NELSONVILLE, OH, 18.206; 16. EARNEST JENNINGS, NORMAN, OK, 18.280; 17. JON BACKLUND, KANSAS CITY, MO, 18.337; 18. SHELBY STEENSON, SALINA, KS, 18.364; 19. JERRY NEMIRE, ERIE, MI, 18.428; 20. BILL SMITH, WORTHINGTON, MN, 18.582; 21. DAVE FARREN, DES MOINES, IA, 18.975; 22. LUE HOLLAND, McCALLSBURG, IA, 18.363; 23. MIKE THOMAS, DES MOINES, IA, 19.558; 24. LARRY HANSEN, WAVERLY, IA, 21.186; 25. ROY JO PELTZ, MARYVILLE, MO, NO TIME.

FIRST HEAT, 7, LAPS, NO TIME: 1. CRABB; 2. STEENSON; 3. REUTIMANN; 4. ARMEY; 5. FARREN, SR.; 6. MAURER. 7. BANKSTON; 8. JENNINGS.

SECOND HEAT, 7 LAPS, 2:12.9: 1. BROOKS; 2. NEMIRE; 3. FERKEL; 4. BACKLUND; 5. ALLEN; 6. ENGELHART; 7. GRAVES; 8. THOMAS DNS.

   THIRD HEAT, 7 LAPS, 2:16.3: 1. FRENCH; 2. WOODWARD; 3. SMITH; 4.
HESKIN;  5. HOLLAND; 6. HOLLEY; 7. McGILTON; 8. HANSEN. 

GOODYEAR MASTERS CLASSIC A MAIN, 22 LAPS, NO TIME: 1.CRABB; 2. BANKSTON; 3. ENGELHART; 4. FRENCH; 5. WOODWARD; 6. FERKEL; 7. ALLEN; 8. HESKIN; 9. ARMEY; 10. GRAVES; 11. MAURER; 12. McGILTON; 13. NEMIRE; 14. HOLLAND; 15. HOLLEY; 16. STEENSON; 17. REUTIMANN; 18. FARREN, SR.; 19. BACKLUND; 20. BROOKS; 21. SMITH; 22. HANSEN; 23. JENNINGS (DNS); 24. THOMAS (DNS). LAP LEADERS: REUTIMANN 1-2; BROOKS 3-10; BANKSTON 11-14; CRABB 15-22.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Sarah Fisher , Larry Hansen , Kenny Jacobs , Dean Jacobs , Joey Saldana , Wayne Reutimann
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