Field set at Knoxville after prelim one

Kele World Challenge field set after defending champion Schatz wins preliminary feature. KNOXVILLE, IA - Defending Kele World Challenge Donny Schatz posted a thrilling victory in Thursday's Mopar Parts Knoxville Nationals preliminary feature,...

Kele World Challenge field set after defending champion Schatz wins preliminary feature.

KNOXVILLE, IA - Defending Kele World Challenge Donny Schatz posted a thrilling victory in Thursday's Mopar Parts Knoxville Nationals preliminary feature, but he will have his work cut out for him in the World Challenge. Schatz is scheduled to start 14th in the 17-car field.

2001 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Champion Danny Lasoski returned to his #20L Eagle and earned the most points of the Kele World Challenge qualifiers with 493, which means he'll start 16th. Daryn Pittman will start next to Lasoski in the eighth row of the 15-lap race that will pay $10,000 to the winner.

"We came into the Nationals hoping to earn as many points as we could," said Lasoski, who won the 2000 Kele World Challenge. "Last year, we tried to reinvent the wheel and it didn't work. This year, we'll just try to do the best we can. It's a great field of international cars, and I'm proud to be a part of it."

The Kele World Challenge race will be the final race in Friday's Mopar Parts Knoxville Nationals. The tentative lineup is below.

<pre> KELE WORLD CHALLENGE * Knoxville Nationals Points total in parenthesis

Row 1 #21 Tommy Tarlton (297) #0 Peter Murphy (312)

Row 2 #4x Lynton Jeffrey (341) #66 Brooke Tatnell (348)

Row 3 #51 Danny Smith (374) #76 PJ Chesson (376)

Row 4 #1a Brent Antill (400) #4x Toni Lutar (404)

Row 5 #21x Skip Jackson (410) #92 Jeff Shepard (432)

Row 6 #3s Ricky Logan (439) #2 Brad Furr (441)

Row 7 #82 Kerry Madsen (444) #15 Donny Schatz (475)

Row 8 #21 Daryn Pittman (485) #20 Danny Lasoski (493)

Row 9 #20 David Murcott (278)

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Series Sprint
Drivers Brad Furr , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Brooke Tatnell , Daryn Pittman , Kerry Madsen , Toni Lutar , Peter Murphy