Weld wheels lead the way at Knoxville

Kansas City, MO - The name Weld and Knoxville go hand in hand when talking about success. From Greg Weld's 1963 Nationals Championship through Kenny Weld's 4 wins in 1964, 1965, 1972, and 1973, until present time, Weld has been on top of their...

Kansas City, MO - The name Weld and Knoxville go hand in hand when talking about success. From Greg Weld's 1963 Nationals Championship through Kenny Weld's 4 wins in 1964, 1965, 1972, and 1973, until present time, Weld has been on top of their game at the Knoxville Nationals.

Mark and Karl Kinser continued the winning Weld tradition at the 2000 Amoco Knoxville Nationals by utilizing Weld Racing Wheels in their drive to victory, which was the 3rd Nationals title for Mark, and father Karl's unprecedented 14th Nationals title.

Mark and Karl Kinser led an impressive list of Nationals A-main competitors who dominated the event utilizing Weld Wheels, earning $220,650 of Saturday's A main posted purse of $353,000. 62.5% of the purse was distributed among 13 drivers using Weld products, including Mark Kinser, Danny Lasoski, Johnny Herrera, Dean Jacobs, Jac Haudenschild, Joey Saldana, Sean Michael, Don Droud Jr., Gary Wright, Byron Reed, Brian Paulus, Paul McMahan, and Jeff Shepard.

In addition to the Knoxville Nationals A-main success, other winners at Knoxville utilizing Weld products included Brian Paulus in the A Scramble, Don Droud Jr. in the B Scramble, and Danny Lasoski's charge to victory in the $10,000 to win Kele World Challenge event.

Weld Racing also dominated the Front Row Challenge event at Oskaloosa, Iowa, with heat race winners Don Droud Jr., Kasey Kahne, Lance Dewease, and Danny Lasoski, C main winner Calvin Landis, B main winner Tim Kaeding, and Dash winners Droud and Lasoski all utilizing Weld Wheels.

Eventual A main winner Jeff Shepard led Lasoski, Kasey Kahne, and Paul McMahan to complete a top 4 sweep at the Front Row Challenge for Weld Racing.

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Series Automotive , World of Outlaws
Drivers Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Kasey Kahne , Brian Paulus , Dean Jacobs , Joey Saldana , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Tim Kaeding