Knoxville, IA — (August 5, 2012) — Following five mains in four nights, Brian Brown, Tim Kaeding and Danny Lasoski are all tied for the lead in the 2012 Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa Speed Week points with 136. Just one point back is Shane Stewart, while Tim Shaffer is just five points back of the leaders. Track regular Bronson Maeschen won the inaugural Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway on Sunday evening. Night number five is Monday, August 6, at the Southern Iowa Speedway in nearby Oskaloosa with the All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) Front Row Challenge for winged 410-cubic-inch sprint cars and the United States Auto Club (USAC) Ultimate Challenge non-winged sprint car preliminary night program.
The unofficial top twenty in the 2012 Cox Design Iowa Speed Week points after five mains in four nights is as follows: 1., Brian Brown, Tim Kaeding, Danny Lasoski, 136 points (tied); 4., Shane Stewart, 135 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, 131 points; 6., Jason Johnson, Brad Sweet, 124 points (tied); 8., Brady Bacon, Brooke Tatnell, 120 points (tied); 10., Wayne Johnson, 114 points; 11., Rager Phillips, 109 points; 12., Kevin Swindell, 107 points; 13., Justin Henderson, 106 points; 14., Roger Crockett, Dusty Zomer, 103 points (tied); 16., Jack Dover, 94 points; 17., Kyle Larson, 89 points; 18., Paul McMahan, 78 points; 19., Kaley Gharst, 77 points; 20., Clint Garner, 76 points.
The Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa Speedweek includes ten straight nights of sprint car racing between Knoxville Raceway and the Southern Iowa Speedway. The top three places pay $2,500, $1,000, and $500, respectively, with the winner declared the Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” titlist. Past “Mr. Sprint Car” titlists include Ricky Logan (2002) of Arkansas, Shane Stewart (2003, ’04) of Oklahoma, Billy Alley (2005) of Nebraska, Jason Johnson (2006) of Louisiana, Wayne Johnson (2007, ‘08) of Oklahoma, Terry McCarl (2009) of Iowa, and Sammy Swindell (2010, ‘11) of Tennessee.