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Herrera Hurrys To Knoxville Checkers

From Bill W

Johnny Herrera won the 410 main, Dustin Selvage grabbed the 360 feature and the 305 A went to Steve Breazeale at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night.

7/17/10

Knoxville Raceway

30 410s
34 360s
20 305s

410s

Bronson Maeschen (30th car out to time) set quick time as the last car out with a lap of 15.398 seconds. Terry McCarl (3rd car out) was second quick, followed by Josh Schneiderman (1st), Ian Madsen (26th), Mitchell Dumesny (19th), Brian Brown (25th), Max Dumesny (6th), Johnny Herrera (18th), Don Droud Jr. (22nd) and Mark Dobmeier (21st). Skip Jackson was unable to get a time in.

Heat one (started): 1. Austin McCarl 17A (2) 2. Dobmeier 13 (3) 3. Davey Heskin 56 (1) 4. Maeschen 1 (6) 5. Max Dumesny 5v (4) / 6. Dusty Zomer 91 (7) 7. Madsen 55 (5) 8. Mike Deavers 72 (9) 9. Tasker Phillips 7TAZ (8) 10. Jake Ossenfort 99J (10)

Contact between Madsen and T. Phillips sent the latter flipping down the frontstretch, collecting Ossenfort. Both were done for the night. A. McCarl led the 8-lap distance.

Heat two (started): 1. Herrera 2w (4) 2. T. McCarl 24 (6) 3. Erin Crocker 98 (1) 4. Jonathan Cornell 28 (3) 5. Lynton Jeffrey 12 (7) / 6. Mi. Dumesny 77AU (5) 7. Mike Moore 69 (9) 8. Robby Wolfgang 7K (8) 9. Jim Moughan Jr. 1m (10) 10. Ryan Anderson 71R (2)

Crocker led early before Herrera chased her down and took the point on lap four. T. McCarl made the pass for second on the last lap. Anderson was running third on lap five, when he exited.

Heat three (started): 1. Droud Jr. 47 (4) 2. Brent Antill 81 (1) 3. Schneiderman 49 (6) 4. Brown 21 (5) 5. Zach Zimmerly 94 (2) / 6. Rager Phillips 10 (9) 7. Seth Brahmer 13v (7) 8. Kaley Gharst 44G (8) 9. Bob Weuve 19 (3) 10. Skip Jackson 2 (10)

Antill led the first two laps before Droud took over. Schneiderman made an early move into third in a good run.

B main (started): 1. Madsen (1) 2. Zomer (5) 3. Mi. Dumesny (2) 4. Weuve (3) 5. Jackson (9) / 6. R. Phillips (10) 7. Wolfgang (6) 8. Brahmer (4) 9. Deavers (8) 10. Moughan Jr. (11) 11. Moore (7) DNS – Anderson, T. Phillips, Gharst, Ossenfort

Madsen led ealry in the 12 lapper. With five laps in the books, Moore stopped with a possible broken rear-end while running fifth. The restart saw Madsen ahead of Mi. Dumesny, Weuve, Zomer and Jackson, from the tail. Zomer was on the move after the green fell, advancing two spots before the checkers.

A main (started): 1. Herrera (1) 2. Brown (3) 3. Schneiderman (4) 4. Droud Jr. (7) 5. Dobmeier (8) 6. T. McCarl (5) 7. Max Dumesny (2) 8. Maeschen (6) 9. Heskin (12) 10. Cornell (9) 11. Jeffrey (15) 12. Antill (14) 13. Madsen (16) 14. Zomer (17) 15. Jackson (20) 16. A. McCarl (10) 17. Zimmerly (11) 18. Mi. Dumesny (18) 19. Crocker (13) 20. Weuve (19)

With the track yielding two fast grooves, one up top, and one down low, Herrera shot out to an early lead in the 20-lapper on the low side. Max Dumesny chased him, with Brown in third. Back further, Droud and Dobmeier battled for fifth and sixth, with T. McCarl behind them. A. McCarl entered the fray, and after having the door shut on him by dad, was able to get by him for seventh on lap eight. Two laps later, he would spin out of the spot. The only caution of the race saw Herrera leading Max Dumesny, Brown, Schneiderman and Dobmeier back to green. Brown rode the rim to get around Max for second, while Schneiderman would follow him a lap later to secure a career-best finish. Herrera cruised to his 16th 410 win at Knoxville and $3,000. Jackson was the hard-charger. Brown leads Droud Jr. by one point in the standings.

360s

Johnny Anderson set quick time in group qualifying at 16.339 seconds. He was followed by Bryan Dobesh, Chad Humston, Nate Van Haaften, Ryan Roberts, Dave Hall, Josh Higday, Robby Wolfgang, Joey Moughan and Chad Meyer. Ricky Montgomery did not get a time in.

Heat one (started): 1. Jarrod Schneiderman 88 (2) 2. Randy Martin 14 (1) 3. Moughan 8H (4) 4. Matt Moro 2m (3) / 5. Anderson 7a (6) 6. Roberts 18 (5) 7. Dennis Moore Jr. 2 (7) 8. Rusty Potter 3P (8) DNS – Ricky Montgomery 9m

A fast track made it hard for the quick qualifiers in row three to advance. Schneiderman led the 7-lap distance, while Moughan and Moro had a nice side by side battle for third.

Heat two (started): 1. Meyer 1w (4) 2. Dobesh 54 (6) 3. Billy Alley 22 (1) 4. RJ Johnson 71 (2) / 5. Jamie Veal 35AU (3) 6. D. Hall 51 (5) 7. Chris Morgan 7c (7) 8. Mike Houseman Jr. 68 (8) DNS – Brett Mather

Mather had problems in time trials and was a scratch for the night. Alley dominated the heat until mechanical problems slowed him with a lap and a half to go. He kept it humming enough to finish third, but scratched from the feature.

Heat three (started): 1. Tony Shilling 47T (2) 2. Dustin Selvage 7 (4) 3. Chad Heimbaugh 04 (1) 4. Humston 1m (6) / 5. Jake Peters 57x (3) 6. Higday 10 (5) 7. Alan Zoutte 33 (7) 8. Tommy Worley Jr. A12 (8)

Shilling led flag to flag. The best racing was for second between Selvage and Heimbaugh before Selvage pulled away. He was on Shilling’s bumper at the checkers. Humston jumped into a transfer spot on the first lap.

Heat four (started): 1. Bobby Mincer 14s (2) 2. Clint Garner 40 (3) 3. Russ Hall 45c (1) 4. Danny Heskin 6 (4) / 5. Wolfgang 7K (5) 6. Van Haaften 3 (6) 7. Kaley Gharst 14P (7) 8. Doc Sloan D12 (8)

R. Hall led lap one, before Mincer snuck under him to lead on lap two. Good racing between R. Hall and Mincer, and Garner and R. Hall.

B main (started): 1. Anderson (1) 2. Van Haaften (2) 3. D. Hall (4) 4. Roberts (3) 5. Higday (5) / 6. Woflgang (6) 7. Peters (8) 8. Moore Jr. (9) 9. Veal (7) 10. Morgan (11) 11. Gharst (13) 12. Zoutte (10) 13. Potter (12) 14. Worley Jr. (14) 15. Sloan (15) DNS – Mather, Houseman Jr., Montgomery

Anderson checked out in the non-stop 10-lapper. The best race was for the fifth and final transfer, where Wolfgang challenged for several laps.

A main (started): 1. Selvage (2) 2. Heskin (1) 3. C. Meyer (3) 4. Humston (5) 5. Garner (8) 6. Moughan (4) 7. Moro (7) 8. RJ Johnson (10) 9. Anderson (17) 10. Dobesh (6) 11. Roberts (18) 12. Martin (13) 13. R. Hall (14) 14. Schneiderman (9) 15. Van Haaften (16) 16. Shilling (11) 17. D. Hall (19) 18. Mincer (12) 19. Higday (20) 20. Heimbaugh (15) DNS – Alley

Great racing the first six laps in the non-stop 15-lapper. Heskin and Selvage went side by side for several laps, with Selvage on the high side. Heskin led the first lap, Selvage lap 2, Heskin laps 3-5, until Selvage took over for good. Moughan rode fourth much of the way, and was part of a great battle that included Humston and Garner. Selvage cruised away, while Heskin held off Meyer at the finish line. Selvage’s sixth win in his career pulled him into a tie in the point lead with Garner.Anderson was the hard-charger.

305s

Heat one (started): 1. Keith Carlberg 21 (2) 2. Alan Ambers 93A (1) 3. Steve Palmer 2 (4) 4. Mitchell Alexander 6 (7) 5. Matt Stephenson 55 (6) 6. Dustin Clark 16 (9) 7. Chris Mallicoat 22 (3) 8. Ray Evernham 66 (8) 9. Mark Johnson 45 (5) DNS – Marty Stephenson 36

Heat two (started): 1. Steve Breazeale 57 (1) 2. Mike Van Haaften 33 (2) 3. Jamie Ball 5J (3) 4. Chad Huston 7c (4) 5. Matthew Stelzer 99 (6) 6. Tasker Phillips 7TAZ (7) 7. Nick Ross R99 (8) 8. Casie Shilling 16c (5) 9. Don Tice 2T (9) 10. Kendall Higday 36s (10)

A main (started): 1. Breazeale (3) 2. Rager Phillips 7TAZ (16) 3. Matt Stephenson (5) 4. Huston (8) 5. Van Haaften (1) 6. Stelzer (10) 7. Palmer (2) 8. Clark (7) 9. Mallicoat (9) 10. Ross (12) 11. Ambers (4) 12. Evernham (11) 13. Tice (16) 14. Shilling (14) 15. Carlberg (6) 16. Johnson (13) DNS – Ball, Alexander, Higday, Marty Stephenson

Rager Phillips filled in for his brother and started scratch. Breazeale led early in the 12-lapper. On lap two, Carlberg flipped hard in turn one and collected Johnson. Both were unhurt, but done. Breazeale checked out, ahead of Palmer, Van Haaften, Ambers and Matt Stephenson on the restart. Three laps later, Van Haaften had taken second ahead of Matt Stephenson when the caution flew for Shilling, who spun. R. Phillips was up into the top ten, and kept climbing the ladder in his march from the back. He reached second with about five to go, but Breazeale had pulled away for his third career 305 win.