August 8, 2018 Knoxville Nationals Night One

Image credit: Paul Arch. Photo from www.woosprint.com.

Greg Hodnett got the early jump and never looked back to score Night One of the 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals for the Pennsylvania Posse. Tim Shaffer threw everything he had for the lead, but settled for second with Kyle Larson, who ended the night as the high point guy, settling for third.

Qualifying (2 laps): 1. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (3), 14.933; 2. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (5), 15.133; 3. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (24), 15.139; 4. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (1), 15.208; 5. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (18), 15.282; 6. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (2), 15.296; 7. 0, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (35), 15.305; 8. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (4), 15.346; 9. 4K, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (12), 15.350; 10. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (45), 15.368; 11. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (17), 15.406; 12. 13X, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (10), 15.422; 13. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (40), 15.424; 14. 24W, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA (28), 15.438; 15. 3H, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust. (20), 15.439; 16. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (15), 15.485; 17. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA (23), 15.531; 18. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (6), 15.577; 19. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (37), 15.588; 20. 4, Brock Zearfoss, Jonesville, PA (21), 15.614; 21. 11, Roger Crockett, Medford, OR (25), 15.647; 22. 5H, Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust. (31), 15.649; 23. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (41), 15.656; 24. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (30), 15.664; 25. 12N, Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH (26), 15.731; 26. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (39), 15.769; 27. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11), 15.811; 28. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (38), 15.824; 29. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (34), 15.827; 30. 29, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (7), 15.854; 31. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (33), 15.858; 32. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (14), 15.923; 33. 71X, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (19), 15.926; 34. 10, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (13), 15.948; 35. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (27), 15.964; 36. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (22), 15.976; 37. 17WX, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (36), 16.012; 38. 28P, Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN (32), 16.021; 39. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (8), 16.127; 40. 9X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (29), 16.144; 41. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (42), 16.224; 42. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (43), 16.380; 43. 70S, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (9), NT; 44. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (16), NT; 45. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (44), NT.

Heat One (10 Laps): 1. Brady Bacon (1); 2. Clint Garner (2); 3. Gio Scelzi (6); 4. Roger Crockett (4) / 5. Logan Schuchart (8); 6. Brent Marks (3); 7. Daryn Pittman (7); 8. Davey Heskin (5); 9. Chase Johnson (9).

Heat Two (10 Laps): 1. Jamie Ball (2); 2. Sammy Walsh (4); 3. Greg Hodnett (5); 4. Kerry Madsen (8) / 5. Shane Golobic (1); 6. Paul McMahan (6); 7. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 8. Sawyer Phillips (3); 9. Kevin Ingle (9).

Heat Three (10 Laps) 1. Dominic Scelzi (4); 2. Tim Shaffer (6); 3. Kevin Thomas Jr. (2); 4. Aaron Reutzel (8) / 5. Bill Balog (3); 6. Austin McCarl (7); 7. Jason Sides (5); 8. Brian Paulus (1); DNS – 9. Jeff Swindell.

Heat Four  (10 Laps): 1. Clyde Knipp (2); 2. Matt Juhl (4); 3. Bobby Mincer (1); 4. Lucas Wolfe (6) / 5. Donny Schatz (8); 6. Hunter Schuerenberg (3); 7. Sheldon Haudenschild (5); 8. Kasey Kahne (7) DNS – 9. AJ Moeller.

Heat Five (10 Laps):  1. Brock Zearfoss (5); 2. Kyle Larson (7); 3. Chase Wanner (2); 4. Willie Croft (3) / 5. James McFadden (6); 6. Ian Madsen (8); 7. Jake Bubak (1); 8. Cole Duncan (4) DNS – 9. Tasker Phillips.

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps): 1. Donny Schatz (2); 2. Ian Madsen (3); 3. Daryn Pittman (4); 4. Austin McCarl (6) / 5. Paul McMahan (8); 6. James McFadden (9); 7. Kasey Kahne (7); 8. Sheldon Haudenschild (12); 9. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 10. Brent Marks (14); 11. Cole Duncan (13); 12. Bill Balog (16); 13. Shane Golobic (18); 14. Sawyer Phillips (15); 15. Davey Heskin (10); 16. Jason Sides (11); 17. Hunter Schuerenberg (17); 18. Chase Johnson (21); 19. Brian Paulus (19); DQ (Scales) – Logan Schuchart (1) DNS – 21. Jake Bubak; 22. Kevin Ingle; 23. Jeff Swindell; 24. AJ Moeller.

Feature (25 Laps): 1. Greg Hodnett (2); 2. Tim Shaffer (4); 3. Kyle Larson (6); 4. Gio Scelzi (5); 5. Donny Schatz (21); 6. Ian Madsen (22); 7. Lucas Wolfe (3); 8. Aaron Reutzel (7); 9. Kerry Madsen (8); 10. Brock Zearfoss (1); 11. Daryn Pittman (23); 12. Willie Croft (13); 13. Sammy Walsh (10); 14. Brady Bacon (19); 15. Matt Juhl (12); 16. Roger Crockett (9); 17. Kevin Thomas Jr. (16); 18. Clint Garner (14); 19. Bobby Mincer (20); 20. Chase Wanner (18); 21. Dominic Scelzi (11); 22. Austin McCarl (24); 23. Clyde Knipp (17); 24. Jamie Ball (15). Lap Leader: Hodnett 1-25. Hard-charger: Schatz.

Wednesday Point Totals:

  1. #57 Kyle Larson 475
  2. #15 Donny Schatz 474
  3. #87 Aaron Reutzel 473
  4. #2M Kerry Madsen 473
  5. #49X Tim Shaffer 471
  6. #71 Gio Scelzi 468
  7. #18 Ian Madsen 467
  8. #27 Greg Hodnett 462
  9. #24W Lucas Wolfe 453
  10. #9 Daryn Pittman 452
  11. #4 Brock Zearfoss 444
  12. #5H Sammy Walsh 431
  13. #2KS Austin McCarl 429
  14. #09 Matt Juhl 423
  15. #11 Roger Crockett 421
  16. #41S Dominic Scelzi 416
  17. #29 Willie Croft 411
  18. #13X Paul McMahan 405
  19. #99 Brady Bacon 404
  20. #0 Lynton Jeffrey 404
  21. #40 Clint Garner 403
  22. #4K Kasey Kahne 401
  23. #3H James McFadden 400
  24. #1S Logan Schuchart 400
  25. #71X Kevin Thomas Jr. 398
  26. #5J Jamie Ball 392
  27. #10 Clyde Knipp 390
  28. #85 Chase Wanner 388
  29. #15M Bobby Mincer 382
  30. #17 Sheldon Haudenschild 382
  31. #56N Davey Heskin 371
  32. #7S Jason Sides 368
  33. #19 Brent Marks 367
  34. #17B Bill Balog 362
  35. #12N Cole Duncan 361
  36. #3P Sawyer Phillips 351
  37. #97G Hunter Schuerenberg 347
  38. #17WX Shane Golobic 342
  39. #28P Brian Paulus 319
  40. #9X Jake Bubak 314
  41. #68 Chase Johnson 312
  42. #2K Kevin Ingle 302
  43. #70S Jeff Swindell 298
  44. #20 AJ Moeller 294
  45. #7W Tasker Phillips 280

Past Champions:

1961 Roy Robbins, 1962 Jerry Richert, Sr., 1963 Greg Weld, 1964 Kenny Weld, 1965 Kenny Weld, 1966 Jay Woodside, 1967 Thad Dosher, 1968 Ray Lee Goodwin, 1969 Ken Gritz, 1970 Joe Saldana, 1971 Jan Opperman, 1972 Kenny Weld, 1973 Kenny Weld, 1974 Dick Gaines, 1975 Eddie Leavitt, 1976 Eddie Leavitt, 1977 Doug Wolfgang, 1978 Doug Wolfgang, 1979 Ron Shuman, 1980 Steve Kinser, 1981 Steve Kinser,       1982 Steve Kinser,     1983 Sammy Swindell, 1984 Doug Wolfgang, 1985 Doug Wolfgang, 1986 Steve Kinser, 1987 Steve Kinser, 1988 Steve Kinser, 1989 Doug Wolfgang, 1990 Bobby Allen, 1991 Steve Kinser, 1992 Steve Kinser, 1993 Steve Kinser, 1994 Steve Kinser,      1995 Steve Kinser,     1996 Mark Kinser, 1997 Dave Blaney, 1998 Danny Lasoski, 1999 Mark Kinser, 2000 Mark Kinser, 2001 Danny Lasoski, 2002 Steve Kinser, 2003 Danny Lasoski, 2004 Danny Lasoski, 2005 Kraig Kinser, 2006 Donny Schatz, 2007 Donny Schatz, 2008 Donny Schatz, 2009 Donny Schatz, 2010 Tim Shaffer, 2011 Donny Schatz, 2012 Donny Schatz, 2013 Donny Schatz, 2014 Donny Schatz, 2015 Donny Schatz, 2016 Jason Johnson, 2017 Donny Schatz. 

 

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Bobby Kimbrough

Bobby grew up in the heart of Illinois, becoming an avid dirt track race fan which has developed into a life long passion. Taking a break from the Midwest dirt tracks to fight evil doers in the world, he completed a full 21 year career in the Marine Corps.
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