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Kinser wins Friday qualifying main at 50th Annual Knoxville Nationals

By Stacy Ervin

Kraig Kinser won the Friday qualifying feature at the 50th Annual Goodyear Knoxville Nationals presented by Lucas Oil. The win came on Saturday afternoon, August 14, after rain washed out the show on Friday night. The win was worth $5,000 for the 2005 Knoxville Nationals champion from Indiana. The afternoon racing program was sponsored by Premier Chevy Dealers.

Kinser started on the pole of the 20-lap main event and led the distance. The race had a little trouble getting started when there was a stack up on the start and flagman Doug Clark called it back. From there though, the race went green to checkered on a very heavy track.

Jason Meyers, who took a big blow to his qualifying night when he was penalized for failing to report to the scales after he had crossed the line with the final transfer spot from the B-Main, started outside the front row and finished second.

The finishes this afternoon put Kinser and Meyers in the middle of the C-Main to start Saturday night’s finale.

Kinser and Meyers won the twin 15-lap semi-features, which saw the top 10 in each transfer to the A-Main. Racing had trouble getting started as the red flag came out at the start of the first semi when Chris Schmelzle and Ty Bartz got together in turn one and collected Rob Kubli. All three cars flipped.

American driver Craig Dollansky won the 20-lap Premier Chevy Dealers Knoxville World Challenge invitational. The $10,000 to win race featured drivers who qualified in various selected events in the United States, Canada and Australia. This was the 17th annual event.

Polesitter Trevor Green had the early lead until Dollansky, who started seventh, passed him on the backstretch on the ninth circuit. However, Green got the lead back when the caution came out for debris just after that. Dollansky took the lead back on the 12th lap with a similar pass and never looked back. Lucas Wolfe finished second and Max Dumesny third. Green fell back to fourth.

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA
August 13, 2010

410 RESULTS

Semi-Feature #1, 15 laps, No Time: 1. Kraig Kinser, Bloomington IN; 2. Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg PA; 3. Tony Bruce Jr., Liberal KS; 4. Rager Phillips, Pleasantville IA; 5. Mike Moore, Des Moines IA; 6. Don Droud Jr., Lincoln NE; 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale TX; 8. Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. ; 9. Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia MO; 10. Mitchell Dumesny, Nelson, NSW, Aust. ; 11. Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls SD; 12. Dustin Morgan, Tulsa OK; 13. Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens WA; 14. Paul Jeffrey, Kellyville, NSW, Aust. ; 15. Matt Wasmund, Jackson MN; 16. Greg Nikitenko, Minot ND; 17. Phillip Mock, Pleasant Prairie WI; 18. Ron Krysl, Atkinson NE; 19. Jack Dover, Springfield NE; 20. Kaley Gharst, Decatur IL; 21. Ty Bartz, Sheboygan Falls WI; 22. Chris Schmelzle, Victoria, BC, Can. ; 23. Rob Kubli, Milo IA;

Semi-Feature #2, 15 laps, No Time: 1. Jason Meyers, Clovis CA; 2. Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque NM; 3. Zach Zimmerly, Ridgefield WA; 4. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. ; 5. Trevor Green, Two Wells, SA, Aust. ; 6. Fred Rahmer, Salfordville PA; 7. Clint Garner, Sioux Falls SD; 8. Robby Wolfgang, (R) Sioux Falls SD; 9. Ben Gregg, Glendale AZ; 10. Mark Shirshekan, Farmington MO; 11. Toni Lutar, White Rock, BC, Can. ; 12. Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge OH; 13. Bill Rose, Plainfield IN; 14. Jim Moughan Jr., Springfield IL; 15. Todd King, Sheboygan Falls WI; 16. Kim Mock, Kenosha WI; 17. Domain Ramsay, Newtown, VIC, Aust. ; 18. Jared Ridge, Snohomish WA; 19. Colin Entwisle, Baypark, NZ ; 20. Chris Shirek, Thompson ND; 21. Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield IL; 22. Bruce White, Merrylands West, NSW, Aust. ; 23. Brent Antill, Ankeny IA; 24. Kevin Ingle, Huron SD;

A Feature , 20 laps, 5:58.2: 1. Kraig Kinser, Bloomington IN; 2. Jason Meyers, Clovis CA; 3. Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg PA; 4. Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque NM; 5. Tony Bruce Jr., Liberal KS; 6. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. ; 7. Zach Zimmerly, Ridgefield WA; 8. Don Droud Jr., Lincoln NE; 9. Rager Phillips, Pleasantville IA; 10. Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. ; 11. Trevor Green, Two Wells, SA, Aust. ; 12. Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia MO; 13. Mike Moore, Des Moines IA; 14. Fred Rahmer, Salfordville PA; 15. Clint Garner, Sioux Falls SD; 16. Mitchell Dumesny, Nelson, NSW, Aust. ; 17. Ben Gregg, Glendale AZ; 18. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale TX; 19. Mark Shirshekan, Farmington MO; 20. Robby Wolfgang, (R) Sioux Falls SD;

Premier Chevy Dealers World Challenge, 20 laps, No Time: 1. Craig Dollansky, Elk River MN; 2. Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg PA; 3. Max Dumesny, Nelson, NSW, Aust. ; 4. Trevor Green, Two Wells, SA, Aust. ; 5. Jonathan Allard, Chico CA; 6. Kerry Madsen, Sydney, NSW, Aust. ; 7. Paul McMahan, Nashville TN; 8. Joey Saldana, Brownsburg IN; 9. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. ; 10. Ian Madsen, (R) St. Marys, NSW, Aust. ; 11. Jason Johnson, Eunice LA; 12. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City IA; 13. Jason Sides, Bartlett TN; 14. Ricky Logan, Little Rock AR; 15. Skip Jackson, Sydney, NSW, Aust. ; 16. Mitchell Dumesny, Nelson, NSW, Aust. ; 17. Toni Lutar, White Rock, BC, Can. ; 18. Colin Entwisle, Baypark, NZ ; 19. Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. ; 20. Domain Ramsay, Newtown, VIC, Aust. ; 21. Paul Jeffrey, Kellyville, NSW, Aust. ; 22. Bruce White, Merrylands West, NSW, Aust. Lap Leader: K Kinser 1-20