Sprint Bandits Knoxville Saturday results

McCarl Continues Knoxville Mastery with O'Reilly Sprint Bandits Win KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 29, 2004) - Less than 48 hours after suffering kidney stone ailments, Terry McCarl battled past Wayne Johnson on the tenth round en route to winning...

McCarl Continues Knoxville Mastery with O'Reilly Sprint Bandits Win

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 29, 2004) - Less than 48 hours after suffering kidney stone ailments, Terry McCarl battled past Wayne Johnson on the tenth round en route to winning Saturday night's 25-lap O'Reilly Sprint Bandits feature at Knoxville Raceway.

Originally slated to start sixth, McCarl dodged a wild opening lap crash that wiped out front row starters Shane Stewart and Mike Reinke along with Jesse Hockett and Tim St. Arnold, then chased down early pacesetter Johnson on his way to his 38th career Knoxville Raceway triumph.

After earning the pole position by virtue of wins in both his heat race and qualifying race, current Sprint Bandits point leader Stewart led the field to the green flag with Reinke alongside. The pair battled wheel-to-wheel until tangling entering turn three, with Stewart flipping wildly. As the entire field checked up, 20th-starter Hockett and 24th-starter St. Arnold taking rough rides as well. Although all four drivers were done for the night, there were no injuries.

Johnson assumed the pole position on the restart and outgunned fellow front row starter Larry Ball, Jr., to lead the field into turn one. McCarl raced into second down the backstretch on the opening round, with Kerry Madsen taking over third as the first lap was completed.

Johnson established nearly a half straightaway lead in the early rounds until a lap seven bobble in turns one and two allowed McCarl to close the gap. McCarl briefly slid into the lead in turns three and four, only to have Johnson fight off the challenge to retain command.

Johnson's lead was shortlived however, as McCarl battled into the lead for good on the tenth round. As McCarl set the pace, current track point leader Travis Cram was on the move, racing past Madsen for third on the 12th round then overtaking Johnson for second several laps later.

Cram was no match for McCarl however, as the five-time Knoxville Raceway track champion raced to the checkered flag with a 2.986-second advantage aboard the Wesmar-powered Bosma Poultry/Country Builders Construction/Big Game Tree Stands No. 24 Eagle.

Cram settled for second, with Johnson crossing the stripe in third. Madsen claimed fourth, with Ball rounding out the top five. Completing the top ten were Skip Jackson, Jaymie Moyle, 17th-starter Jason Johnson, Aaron Berryhill and Randy Anderson.

After the initial red flag, the entire 25-lap distance was completed in just over 8 minutes, at 8:11.126.

Stewart, Moyle, Jason Johnson and Berryhill claimed heat race victories for the stout 43-car field, with Stewart, Wayne Johnson, Billy Alley and Chris Walraven topping the qualifying races. Matt Moro and Hockett claimed victory honors in the twin 12-lap B Mains.

O'Reilly Sprint Bandits Results:

First Classic Trailers Heat (8 Laps): 1. #4m Shane Stewart, 2. #75 Jesse Hockett, 3. #7x Larry Ball, Jr., 4. #11J Jeff Johnson, 5. #36 Jason Martin, 6. #83 Josh Higday, 7. #F22 Scott Young, 8. #v10 John Vandendberg, 9. #50 Tyler Houseman, 10. #71 Robert Bell, 11. #50z Zach Chappell.

Second Classic Trailers Heat (8 Laps): 1. #1s Jaymie Moyle, 2. #10 Lynton Jeffrey, 3. #2 Skip Jackson, 4. #R19 Randy Anderson, 5. #29 Travis Rilat, 6. #8s Tim St. Arnold, 7. #92 Travis Cram, 8. #61J Danny Jennings, 9. #70 Calvin Landis, 10. #44m Mark Hurd, 11. #11f Foster Landon.

Third Classic Trailers Heat (8 Laps): 1. #50d Jason Johnson, 2. #5J Jeff Mitrisin, 3. #55 Kerry Madsen, 4. #14aj Wayne Johnson, 5. #d1 Jesse Giannetto, 6. #15x Jerral Slinkard, 7. #47 Matt Moro, 8. #71R Ryan Anderson, 9. #40 Clint Garner, 10. #22 Billy Alley, 11. #35 Greg Jones.

Fourth Classic Trailers Heat (8 Laps): 1. #97 Aaron Berryhill, 2. #60 Colin Northway, 3. #17g Ricky Logan, 4. #24 Terry McCarl, 5. #02 Mike Reinke, 6. #1 Brent Antill, 7. #21s Jay Landolt, 8. #69 Mike Moore, 9. #1a Eddie Leavitt, Jr., 10. #56 Chris Walraven.

First Qualifying Race (8 Laps): 1. #4m Shane Stewart, 2. #50z Zach Chappell, 3. #7x Larry Ball, Jr., 4. #83 Josh Higday, 5. #36 Jason Martin, 6. #50 Tyler Houseman, 7. #71 Robert Bell. DNS: #21s Jay Landolt, #1 Brent Antill, #8s Tim St. Arnold, #10 Lynton Jeffrey.

Second Qualifying Race (8 Laps): 1. #14aj Wayne Johnson, 2. #11f Foster Landon, 3. #15x Jerral Slinkard, 4. #17g Ricky Logan, 5. #2 Skip Jackson, 6. #1s Jaymie Moyle, 7. #29 Travis Rilat, 8. #61J Danny Jennings, 9. #5J Jeff Mitrisin, 10. #44m Mark Hurd. DNS: #70 Calvin Landis.

Third Qualifying Race (8 Laps): 1. #22 Billy Alley, 2. #92 Travis Cram, 3. #24 Terry McCarl, 4. #55 Kerry Madsen, 5. #40 Clint Garner, 6. #60 Colin Northway, 7. #69 Mike Moore, 8. #F22 Scott Young, 9. #50d Jason Johnson, 10. #35 Greg Jones, 11. #d1 Jesse Giannetto.

Fourth Qualifying Race (8 Laps): 1. #56 Chris Walraven, 2. #02 Mike Reinke, 3. #1a Eddie Leavitt, Jr., 4. #R19 Randy Anderson, 5. #47 Matt Moro, 6. #v10 John Vandenberg, 7. #97 Aaron Berryhill, 8. #71R Ryan Anderson, 9. #75 Jesse Hockett, 10. #11J Jeff Johnson.

First B Feature (12 Laps): 1. #47 Matt Moro, 2. #29 Travis Rilat, 3. #50z Zach Chappell, 4. #v10 John Vandenberg, 5. #56 Chris Walraven, 6. #F22 Scott Young, 7. #70 Calvin Landis, 8. #10 Lynton Jeffrey, 9. #11J Jeff Johnson, 10. #61J Danny Jennings, 11. #69 Mike Moore. DNS: #44m Mark Hurd, #1 Brent Antill.

Second B Feature (12 Laps): 1. #75 Jesse Hockett, 2. #22 Billy Alley, 3. #8s Tim St. Arnold, 4. #40 Clint Garner, 5. #11f Foster Landon, 6. #71R Ryan Anderson, 7. #1a Eddie Leavitt, Jr., 8. #71 Robert Bell, 9. #50 Tyler Houseman. DNS: #d1 Jesse Giannetto, #35 Greg Jones, #21s Jay Landolt.

A Feature (25 Laps - Starting position in parentheses): 1. #24 Terry McCarl (6), 2. #92 Travis Cram (8), 3. #14aj Wayne Johnson (3), 4. #55 Kerry Madsen (5), 5. #7x Larry Ball, Jr. (4), 6. #2 Skip Jackson (10), 7. #1s Jaymie Moyle (7), 8. #50d Jason Johnson (17), 9. #97 Aaron Berryhill (11), 10. #R19 Randy Anderson (13), 11. #60 Colin Northway (12), 12. #17g Ricky Logan (9), 13. #22 Billy Alley (22), 14. #29 Travis Rilat (21), 15. #50z Zach Chappell (23), 16. #5J Jeff Mitrisin (18), 17. #83 Josh Higday (14), 18. #36 Jason Martin (15), 19. #15x Jerral Slinkard (16), 20. #47 Matt Moro (19), 21. #4m Shane Stewart (1), 22. #02 Mike Reinke (2), 23. #75 Jesse Hockett (20), 24. #8s Tim St. Arnold (24).

Lap Leaders: Wayne Johnson 1-9, Terry McCarl 10-25.

O'Reilly Sprint Bandits Points (Top Ten): 1. Shane Stewart 672, 2. Danny Jennings 642, 3. (tie) Zach Chappell and Travis Rilat 636, 5. Foster Landon 614, 6. Aaron Berryhill 610, 7. Jason Martin 574, 8. Jerrod Hull 508, 9. Wayne Johnson 476, 10. Jesse Hockett 425.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Jeff Mitrisin , Aaron Berryhill , Kerry Madsen , Shane Stewart , Travis Rilat , Jesse Hockett , Scott Young , Danny Jennings , Wayne Johnson , Jason Johnson