Shane Stewart Wins the 360 Nationals

Shane Stewart on his way to victory during the 360 Nationals. - Serena Dalhamer Photo
The first four time champion has been crowned as the Kick It for Cancer/Jeff Gordon Foundation No. 57 of Shane Stewart went uncontested in Saturday night’s 25 lap Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals feature event.

“That car in the A-Main was just flawless” ommented Stewart in Victory Lane. “I’m not even worried about the other nationals right now I’m just going to celebrate these nationals.”

Called back on a false start, Stewart was able still able to get the jump into the top spot. Racing to a straight-a-way advantage in the three laps as Roger Crockett gave chase with Kevin Swindell and Brady Bacon moving in to battle for the runner up spot.

With the preferred line quickly moving up the racing surface, lapped traffic would force Stewart to utilize the slide job. Even so, the Bixby native pulled to a 2.435 second advantage by lap fifteen with the battle on the track shaping up for second with the Wrapexperts.com No. 39 of Kevin Swindell moving in for the runner up spot.

Making the pass on the fourteenth round, Swindell nearly gave the position back. Taking a full head of steam on the cushion in turns three and four, Swindell would stand the front end high with Crockett and Bacon within striking distance. Hold the runner up spot Swindell would now be chased by the Fatheadz Eyewear No. 99 as Brady Bacon dropped Crockett to third.

Moving on the high side, the top five would spread out evenly as the field raced by lap sixteen. Outside the top five, several drivers were on the move as Brooke Tatnell made the pass for sixth with Jack Dover holding seventh. Dicing up behind that, Danny Lasoski and Wayne Johnson battled for eighth with the Parker Burch Motorsports No. 1m holding he advantage.

Moving into the final seven laps, Stewart continued to lead but the driver getting the crowd’s attention was Brian Brown. Taking the final transfer spot out of the B-Feature, the FVP No. 21 would crack the top ten with seven to run and more to gain; taking eighth on the next go round.

Lapping past twelfth, the advantage was 4.029 second as Shane Stewart raced under the double checkered flags for the night’s $10,000 payday. Kevin Swindell was second with Brady Bacon making up the podium. Making a late race charge from seventh, Jack Dover would take fourth with Roger Crockett fading to round out the top five.

Dustin Zomer was sixth with Danny Lasoski seventh. Brian Brown would end up eighth with Wayne Johnson and Tim Kaeding rounding out the top ten.

In 305 action, it was the brothers Friedrichsen finishing 1-2! Casey Friedrichsen started sixth and was into third by the second lap. He would take the lead from brother Bart on a lap five restart, and cruise the rest of the way to his first ever Knoxville Raceway win!

“I’m not sure I quite cleared him as clean as I should of,” said Casey of his pass of brother Bart. “For us to finish one-two…it’s phenomenal!”

Behind the Friedrichsens’ were Alan Ambers, Matt Stephenson and Mitchell Alexander. Bill Boles, Mark Widmar, Mike Van Haaften, Matthew Stelzer and Dakota Hendrickson rounded out the top ten. Stelzer registered quick time, with Alexander, Widmar and Boles claiming heat races.

The 1st Annual “Capitani Classic” will be contested Sunday night, August 5! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA
August 4, 2012

360 RESULTS

E Feature, No Time: 1. Trey Starks, Puyallup WA (1); 2. Kyle Bellm, Nixa MO (3); 3. Koby Barksdale, Norman OK (2); 4. Aaron Reutzel, Clute TX (8); 5. Justin Carver, Millington TN (11); 6. Kevin Ingle, Huron SD (6); 7. Alan Ambers, Knoxville IA (7); 8. Joe Beaver, Knoxville IA (16); 9. Josh Baughman, Odessa TX (9); 10. Ray Allen Kulhanek, Magnolia TX (13); 11. Geoff Ensign, Sebastopol CA (5); 12. Alan Zoutte, Knoxville IA (15); 13. Cole Wood, Woodland Park CO (14); 14. Shawn Peterson, Irving TX (12); 15. Gary Wright, Hooks TX (4);

D Feature, No Time: 1. Matt Covington, Glenpool OK (1); 2. JD Johnson, Wichita KS (3); 3. Jonathan Allard, Chico CA (4); 4. Nate Van Haaften, Otley IA (5); 4. Nate Van Haaften, Otley IA (23); 5. Davey Heskin, St. Michael MN (8); 6. Dylan Peterson, Sioux Falls SD (6); 7. Daryn Pittman, Owasso OK (11); 9. Aaron Reutzel, Clute TX (15); 10. Koby Barksdale, Norman OK (14); 11. Josh Hodges, Tijeras NM (9); 12. Trey Starks, Puyallup WA (12); 13. Danny Smith, Chillicothe OH (2); 14. Justin Carver, Millington TN (16); 15. Kyle Bellm, Nixa MO (13); 16. Joe Beaver, Knoxville IA (19); 17. Ray Allen Kulhanek, Magnolia TX (21); 18. Alan Ambers, Knoxville IA (18); 19. Cole Wood, Woodland Park CO (24); 20. Josh Baughman, Odessa TX (20); 21. Kevin Ingle, Huron SD (17); 23. Larry Howery, Hearne TX (7); 24. Geoff Ensign, Sebastopol CA (22);

C Feature, No Time: 1. Jason Meyers, Clovis CA (5); 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale TX (1); 3. Glenn Styres, Ohsweken, ONT, Can. (2); 4. Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills MO (4); 5. Jeff Swindell, Bartlett TN (10); 6. Matt Covington, Glenpool OK (14); 7. Seth Bergman, Snohomish WA (9); 8. Nate Van Haaften, Otley IA (17); 9. Tony Norem, Dassel MN (8); 10. Davey Heskin, St. Michael MN (18); 11. Dylan Peterson, Sioux Falls SD (19); 12. Josh Hodges, Tijeras NM (24); 13. JD Johnson, Wichita KS (15); 14. Aaron Reutzel, Clute TX (22); 15. Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster OH (7); 16. Koby Barksdale, Norman OK (23); 17. Matt Juhl, Estherville IA (6); 18. Matt Moro, Polk City IA (11); 19. RJ Johnson, Tampa FL (3); 20. Austin Johnson, Shakopee MN (13); 21. Daryn Pittman, Owasso OK (20); 22. Ryan Roberts, Aurora NE (21); 23. Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill IA (12); 24. Jonathan Allard, Chico CA (16);

B Feature 1, No Time: 1. Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls SD (2); 2. Seth Brahmer, Wisner NE (1); 3. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa PA (3); 4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley MO (12); 5. Tony Bruce Jr., Liberal KS (4); 6. Dustin Daggett, Portland MI (6); 7. Jon Agan, Knoxville IA (7); 8. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove CA (5); 9. Randy Martin, California MO (10); 10. Jason Meyers, Clovis CA (20); 11. Logan Forler, Lake Havasu City AZ (15); 12. Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque NM (13); 13. Tony Shilling, Knoxville IA (9); 14. Danny Jennings, Norman OK (16); 15. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale TX (19); 16. Dennis Moore Jr., Grinnell IA (8); 17. Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills MO (21); 18. Jake Martens, Fairview OK (14); 19. Henry Van Dam, Enumclaw WA (18); 20. Jeff Swindell, Bartlett TN (23); 21. Bobby Mincer, Burlington IA (17); 22. Glenn Styres, Ohsweken, ONT, Can. (22); 23. Gary Taylor, Snohomish WA (11);

A Feature 1, No Time: 1. Shane Stewart, Bixby OK (2); 2. Kevin Swindell, Charlotte NC (3); 3. Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow OK (4); 4. Jack Dover, Springfield NE (7); 5. Roger Crockett, Medford OR (1); 6. Dusty Zomer, Brandon SD (6); 7. Danny Lasoski, Dover MO (5); 8. Brian Brown, Grain Valley MO (24); 9. Wayne Johnson, Knoxville IA (11); 10. Tim Kaeding, San Jose CA (14); 11. Jason Johnson, Eunice LA (20); 12. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (8); 13. Clint Garner, Sioux Falls SD (12); 14. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa PA (23); 15. Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls SD (21); 16. Paul McMahan, Nashville TN (9); 17. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley CA (17); 18. Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro IN (18); 19. Kaley Gharst, Decatur IL (19); 20. Ryan Anderson, Deloit IA (15); 21. Rager Phillips, Pleasantville IA (16); 22. Danny Wood, Norman OK (10); 23. Seth Brahmer, Wisner NE (22); 24. Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia MO (13);
305 RESULTS

Time Trial 1, 1. Matthew Stelzer, Omaha NE (24), 16.967; 2. Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha NE (22), 17.393; 3. Mike Van Haaften, Pella IA (11), 17.442; 4. Casey Friedrichsen, Arthur IA (1), 17.469; 5. Alan Ambers, Knoxville IA (21), 17.476; 6. Bill Boles, Harris IA (6), 17.535; 7. Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville IA (15), 17.566; 8. Bart Friedrichsen, Arthur IA (20), 17.646; 9. Matt Stephenson, Altoona IA (18), 17.657; 10. Derrik Lusk, Jackson MN (25), 17.668; 11. Mark Widmar, Ottumwa IA (9), 17.672; 12. J Kinder, Holts Summit MO (14), 17.783; 13. Andrew Shelton, Lacona IA (13), 17.914; 14. Derek Anderson, Estherville IA (3), 18.025; 15. Cody Ambers, Knoxville IA (16), 18.043; 16. Wes Wofford, Alamogordo NM (19), 18.137; 17. Nick Ross, Oskaloosa IA (2), 18.192; 18. Shawn Peterson, Irving TX (5), 18.306; 19. Isaac Schreurs, Sioux Falls SD (10), 18.35; 20. Chris Horton, Indianola IA (17), 18.366; 21. Josh Baughman, Odessa TX (23), 18.373; 22. Nick Guernsey, Burlington IA (4), 18.736; 23. Sarena Paul, Monroe IA (8), 20.144; 24. Lee Patterson, Des Moines IA (26), 22.159; 25. Ben Woods, Newton IA (7), No Time; 26. Terri OConnell, Memphis TN (12), No Time;

Heat 1, No Time: 1. Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville IA (2); 2. Casey Friedrichsen, Arthur IA (3); 3. Derrik Lusk, Jackson MN (1); 4. Andrew Shelton, Lacona IA (5); 5. Isaac Schreurs, Sioux Falls SD (7); 6. Wes Wofford, Alamogordo NM (6); 7. Terri OConnell, Memphis TN (9); 8. Matthew Stelzer, Omaha NE (4);

Heat 2, No Time: 1. Mark Widmar, Ottumwa IA (1); 2. Alan Ambers, Knoxville IA (3); 3. Bart Friedrichsen, Arthur IA (2); 4. Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha NE (4); 5. Derek Anderson, Estherville IA (5); 6. Nick Ross, Oskaloosa IA (6); 7. Chris Horton, Indianola IA (7); 8. Sarena Paul, Monroe IA (8);

Heat 3, No Time: 1. Bill Boles, Harris IA (3); 2. Mike Van Haaften, Pella IA (4); 3. Matt Stephenson, Altoona IA (2); 4. Josh Baughman, Odessa TX (7); 5. Cody Ambers, Knoxville IA (5); 6. Shawn Peterson, Irving TX (6); 7. Lee Patterson, Des Moines IA (8);

A Feature 1, No Time: 1. Casey Friedrichsen, Arthur IA (6); 2. Bart Friedrichsen, Arthur IA (2); 3. Alan Ambers, Knoxville IA (5); 4. Matt Stephenson, Altoona IA (1); 5. Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville IA (3); 6. Bill Boles, Harris IA (4); 7. Mark Widmar, Ottumwa IA (10); 8. Mike Van Haaften, Pella IA (7); 9. Matthew Stelzer, Omaha NE (19); 10. Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha NE (8); 11. Derrik Lusk, Jackson MN (9); 12. Wes Wofford, Alamogordo NM (14); 13. Andrew Shelton, Lacona IA (11); 14. Chris Horton, Indianola IA (21); 15. Shawn Peterson, Irving TX (16); 16. Ben Woods, Newton IA (25); 17. Nick Ross, Oskaloosa IA (15); 18. Cody Ambers, Knoxville IA (13); 19. Isaac Schreurs, Sioux Falls SD (17); 20. Sarena Paul, Monroe IA (22); 21. Lee Patterson, Des Moines IA (23); 22. Terri OConnell, Memphis TN (24); 23. Josh Baughman, Odessa TX (18); 24. Derek Anderson, Estherville IA (12);

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