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Danny Lasoski Tops Wild Night at Knoxville!

7/27/2015
Danny Lasoski Tops Wild Night at Knoxville!

Danny Lasoski scored his fifth win and the 106th in his career at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday night, in an evening that saw everything from some strange accidents to a power outage. In the 360 class, Dusty Zomer backed up his 410 win a week ago here, with his fourth career victory in that class. Devin Kline dominated the competition in the 305 class to pick up career win number six.

Before a lap could be completed in the 410 feature, Davey Heskin spun, and so did Logan Forler, who was trying to avoid contact. On the restart, something seemed to break in Dakota Hendrickson’s mount and he shot sideways high into the turn one fence. He walked to the ambulance under his own power after the vicious accident.

Justin Henderson led the 20-lapper once the green flag replaced the red, ahead of Lynton Jeffrey and Lasoski. On lap two, Terry McCarl took fourth from Brian Brown and reeled in the lead trio. Lasoski used his patented low groove to shoot under Jeffrey for second on lap six, before Heskin slowed after contact from another car.

Henderson led Lasoski, Jeffrey, McCarl and Dusty Zomer back to green flag racing in the last slowdown of the event. McCarl worked his way to the podium with a pass of Jeffrey in turn two on lap twelve. As the leaders entered lapped traffic, Lasoski began to reel in Henderson aboard the Big Game Motorsports #2. He made his winning move on the low side on lap sixteen. Lasoski’s win came ahead of Henderson, McCarl, Jeffrey and Zomer. Craig Dollansky, Brown, Bill Balog, Ian Madsen and Bryan Clauson rounded out the top ten.

Lasoski also registered quick time on the night, while Jeffrey, Josh Schneiderman and Tasker Phillips won heat races. Tim Kaeding, who was second quick had nowhere to go in his heat race when Scott Bogucki hit the turn three berm and got sideways. Both were done for the night. Bronson Maeschen was third quick, but a major steering issue caused him to drive into the turn four wall and wreck hard in his heat. He was also done for the night.

“When you have a car as mobile as we do, it really helps,” said Lasoski in Victory Lane. “Again, thanks to Tod Quiring for putting this team together, with Guy Forbrook, Pete, Nate, Brady and Asa. I feel like I’m eighteen old again. The guys you race here on Saturday night are the guys you’re going to race with up front at the Nationals. That’s how good and high class the competition is here every week.”

McCarl pulled double duty and led the first two laps of the 360 feature. Zomer took over from there, as the lead trio of Zomer, McCarl and Henderson separated themselves from the pack. The lone caution came out for a lap three spin by Sawyer Phillips.

Zomer looked impressive in traffic pulling off his second win here in as many weeks. McCarl followed, ahead of Henderson, Nate Van Haaften and Clint Garner. Matt Moro, Ryan Giles, Jamie Ball, Josh Baughman and Tony Shilling rounded out the top ten. McCarl set quick time, while Scottie McDonald, Jon Agan and Henderson won heat races. Jonathan Cornell spun in his heat race, collecting Joe Beaver and ending Cornell’s night. Almost simultaneously, a bank of lights went out, causing a brief power outage delay.

“We were getting ready for the 360 Nationals as well as the 410, just getting ready for the next couple weeks,” said Zomer in Victory Lane. “The car was really good tonight. We had the thing ripping around really well. The caution helped us. I was able to make some adjustments with the wing that really helped. We were just really happy to get another win here and keep it rolling.”

Kline led from start to finish in the 12-lap 305 feature. Matthew Stelzer chased him early, before Kline’s teammate, Jamie Ball moved into the runner-up spot on lap five. It seemed like the race was going to go green to checker before Kevin Hiemstra and Rob Weuve tangled in front of the third place running Stelzer with two laps to go. The result saw a red flag, but no one was injured in the melee.

Kline went on to win in front of Ball, McKenna Haase, Chris Walraven and Brad Comegys. Christian Bowman, hard-charger Mitchell Alexander, Kade Higday, Stacey Alexander and Mike Mayberry rounded out the top ten. Bowman set quick time on the field, while Stacey Alexander, Higday, and Mitchell Alexander won heat races. Rob Edwards, making his first appearance in several years at Knoxville hit a spinning Josh Jones and launched into the wall in his heat race. He was transported with a foot injury.

“It seems like forever, but I’ve been itching to get back,” said Kline of the 305’s long layoff. “The car was perfect tonight. I couldn’t ask for anything else. My hat’s off to my crew tonight. I can’t wait to get back again.”

Join us next Saturday night, August 1, for Candi’s Flowers Night featuring the 410 and 360 Knoxville Championship Cup sprint cars! For more information on Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (17), 15.216; 2. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (5), 15.309; 3. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (6), 15.346; 4. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (22), 15.354; 5. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (14), 15.357; 6. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (4), 15.360; 7. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (18), 15.387; 8. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (10), 15.401; 9. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (1), 15.436; 10. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (23), 15.491; 11. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (26), 15.495; 12. 7R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (9), 15.562; 13. 17B, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI (27), 15.588; 14. 17W, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN (2), 15.600; 15. 67, Christopher Bell, Norman, OK (12), 15.631; 16. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (7), 15.653; 17. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (25), 15.709; 18. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (21), 15.732; 19. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (19), 15.737; 20. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (24), 15.814; 21. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID (11), 15.872; 22. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (16), 15.888; 23. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (15), 15.930; 24. 17, Shane Quam, Burlington, IA (8), 16.823; 25. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (3), 16.914; 26. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (13), 24.283; 27. 4K, Tom Jeffrey, Kelleyville, NSW, Aust. (20), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:08.2: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 2. Bill Balog (2); 3. Davey Heskin (3); 4. AJ Moeller (1); 5. Dusty Zomer (5); 6. Danny Lasoski (6); 7. Dakota Hendrickson (8); 8. Jordyn Brazier (7); 9. Bob Weuve (9)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Josh Schneiderman (1); 2. Bryan Clauson (2); 3. Justin Henderson (5); 4. Craig Dollansky (4); 5. Ian Madsen (3); 6. Brooke Tatnell (9); 7. RJ Johnson (7); 8. Scott Bogucki (8); 9. Tim Kaeding (6)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.0: 1. Tasker Phillips (1); 2. Christopher Bell (2); 3. Ryan Bunton (3); 4. Terry McCarl (5); 5. Brian Brown (4); 6. Logan Forler (7); 7. Tom Jeffrey (9); 8. Shane Quam (8); 9. Bronson Maeschen (6)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Danny Lasoski (3); 2. Justin Henderson (2); 3. Terry McCarl (5); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 5. Dusty Zomer (7); 6. Craig Dollansky (6); 7. Brian Brown (4); 8. Bill Balog (11); 9. Ian Madsen (9); 10. Bryan Clauson (12); 11. Ryan Bunton (10); 12. Christopher Bell (13); 13. Davey Heskin (8); 14. Brooke Tatnell (18); 15. Logan Forler (17); 16. AJ Moeller (14); 17. Josh Schneiderman (15); 18. Jordyn Brazier (19); 19. Bob Weuve (23); 20. Shane Quam (22); 21. Tom Jeffrey (24); 22. RJ Johnson (20); 23. Tasker Phillips (16); 24. Dakota Hendrickson (21) DNS – Tim Kaeding, Bronson Maeschen, Scott Bogucki. Lap Leaders: Henderson 1-15, Lasoski 16-20. Hard-charger: Tatnell.

360 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (10), 16.076; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (14), 16.110; 3. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (23), 16.136; 4. 82, Dusty Zomer, Brandon, SD (20), 16.246; 5. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (16), 16.285; 6. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.365; 7. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (15), 16.367; 8. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (19), 16.400; 9. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (22), 16.469; 10. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (7), 16.503; 11. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (28), 16.517; 12. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (13), 16.596; 13. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (24), 16.603; 14. 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (4), 16.645; 15. 7H, John Hall, Marion, IA (26), 16.648; 16. 88, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX (12), 16.652; 17. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (11), 16.666; 18. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (1), 16.669; 19. 59KB, Mike Philben, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.716; 20. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (27), 16.732; 21. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (21), 16.786; 22. 20T, Corey Timmerman, Carmen, IL (25), 16.826; 23. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID (6), 16.864; 24. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (29), 16.983; 25. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (3), 17.364; 26. 38, Mike Dapra, Gillette, WY (17), 17.796; 27. 2, Tyler Brooks, Knoxville, IA (18), 19.496; 28. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), NT; 29. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (8), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:58.4: 1. Scottie McDonald (1); 2. Jamie Ball (2); 3. Josh Baughman (3); 4. Dusty Zomer (5); 5. Nate Van Haaften (4); 6. Terry McCarl (6); 7. Corey Timmerman (8); 8. Mike Philben (7); 9. Cody Ledger (9); 10. Sawyer Phillips (10)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Jon Agan (4); 2. Clint Garner (6); 3. Chris Martin (1); 4. Ryan Giles (5); 5. Logan Forler (8); 6. Ricky Montgomery (7); 7. Jonathan Cornell (2); 8. Joe Beaver (3); 9. Mike Dapra (9) DNS – Calvin Landis

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:56.0: 1. Justin Henderson (6); 2. Tom Lenz (1); 3. Matt Moro (4); 4. Tony Shilling (5); 5. John Hall (2); 6. Alan Zoutte (3); 7. John Anderson (7); 8. Tyler Brooks (9) DNS – Danny Lasoski

A main (started), 18 laps, NT: 1. Dusty Zomer (5); 2. Terry McCarl (3); 3. Justin Henderson (2); 4. Nate Van Haaften (4); 5. Clint Garner (7); 6. Matt Moro (9); 7. Ryan Giles (1); 8. Jamie Ball (12); 9. Josh Baughman (10); 10. Tony Shilling (6); 11. Joe Beaver (19); 12. Jon Agan (8); 13. Logan Forler (18); 14. Chris Martin (15); 15. Cody Ledger (23); 16. Tom Lenz (16); 17. Scottie McDonald (14); 18. Corey Timmerman (22); 19. Alan Zoutte (11); 20. Mike Philben (20); 21. John Hall (13); 22. Ricky Montgomery (17); 23. Sawyer Phillips (26); 24. Mike Dapra (24); 25. Danny Lasoski (25); 26. John Anderson (21) DNS – Jonathan Cornell, Tyler Brooks, Calvin Landis. Lap Leaders: McCarl 1-3, Zomer 4-18. Hard-charger: Beaver.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (14), 17.195; 2. 5, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (11), 17.336; 3. 5J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.349; 4. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (9), 17.354; 5. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (13), 17.421; 6. O2S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (3), 17.435; 7. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (4), 17.446; 8. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (7), 17.503; 9. 51, Corey Kautz, Urbandale, IA (2), 17.514; 10. O, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (17), 17.633; 11. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (6), 17.664; 12. 7, Rob Edwards, Dubuque, IA (23), 17.713; 13. 33, Trevor Smith, Sanborn, IA (18), 17.743; 14. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (8), 17.771; 15. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (24), 17.783; 16. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (19), 17.846; 17. 50K, Kevin Hiemstra, Knoxville, IA (22), 17.921; 18. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (1), 17.969; 19. 71G, Cody Ambers, Knoxville, IA (5), 18.056; 20. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (21), 18.057; 21. 17, Billy Bell, Colfax, IA (20), 18.147; 22. 76D, Don Dawson III, Indianola, IA (10), 18.364; 23. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (12), 18.418; 24. 82, Lee Patterson, Des Moines, IA (16), 19.107.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.3: 1. Stacey Alexander (1); 2. Trevor Smith (2); 3. Matthew Stelzer (4); 4. Christian Bowman (6); 5. Chris Walraven (5); 6. Cody Ambers (7); 7. Mike Mayberry (3); 8. Don Dawson III (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.9: 1. Kade Higday (2); 2. McKenna Haase (4); 3. Jeff Wilke (3); 4. Brad Comegys (5); 5. Jamie Ball (6); 6. Joe Simbro (7); 7. Kevin Hiemstra (1); 8. Rob Weuve (8);

Heat three (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Mitchell Alexander (1); 2. Devin Kline (6); 3. Kevin Hetrick (2); 4. Billy Bell (7); 5. Corey Kautz (4); 6. Josh Jones (5); 7. Lee Patterson (8); 8. Rob Edwards (3)

A main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Devin Kline (2); 2. Jamie Ball (6); 3. McKenna Haase (7); 4. Chris Walraven (5); 5. Brad Comegys (1); 6. Christian Bowman (3); 7. Mitchell Alexander (14); 8. Kade Higday (11); 9. Stacey Alexander (13); 10. Mike Mayberry (18); 11. Trevor Smith (10); 12. Jeff Wilke (9); 13. Joe Simbro (16); 14. Corey Kautz (8); 15. Cody Ambers (15); 16. Billy Bell (17); 17. Lee Patterson (23); 18. Matthew Stelzer (4); 19. Rob Weuve (22); 20. Kevin Hiemstra (20). DNS – Josh Jones, Kevin Hetrick, Rob Edwards, Don Dawson III. Lap Leader: Kline 1-12. Hard-charger: Mayberry.

Article Credit: Bill Wright

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