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Veal Wins Friday Night 360 Nationals Feature

Clint Garner (40), Jamie Veal (71), and Brian Brown (21) (Serena Dalhamer photo)

Clint Garner (40), Jamie Veal (71), and Brian Brown (21) (Serena Dalhamer photo)

From Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 5, 2016) — He may have lead start to finish, but it was a thriller of an A-Feature at the Knoxville Raceway as Australia’s Jamie Veal found Victory Lane for the first time in his career at the famed half-mile; winning night two of the 26th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.

Veal’s first Knoxville Raceway victory also goes down as his first with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, making Jamie the 135th overall winner in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition, and 13th on the season.

“All those starts helped me heaps. I got the jump there three or four times but I got a bit nervous those last few go-rounds with [Brian] Brown picking up a few, and [Clint] Garner picking up a few there, so it didn’t leave much buffer,” said Jamie on his victory at the famed half-mile. “Their experience around here is second to none, but I can’t thank this Indy Race Parts team enough to give me to me the opportunity to race here.”

Asked about his progression through the season at the Knoxville Raceway, Veal commented, “We’ve had a good car here the past three or four times here, and it’s good to finally get a win at Knoxville, especially during the 360 Nationals, so we’ll just go from here.”

Three times to get the race rolling, Veal was able to get the jump all three times over the GoMuddy.com No 1H of Dale Blaney. Moving away from the field, Veal built a comfortable two second advantage before the caution flew on Lap 12 for Matt Moro. Prior to the caution, the race on the track was for fourth as Brian Brown, Davey Heskin, and Clint Garner attached the position.

Taking over the show position on the restart from Brooke Tatnell, the Casey’s General Store/FVP No. 21 of Brian Brown set sights on Dale Blaney for second. Diving low into the third turn, Brown broke loose from the bottom, sliding Nerf bar to left rear on Blaney, with both somehow able to roll away.

Caution with 13 laps complete, the cast of challengers continued their march to the front as the Midwest Excavating No. 40 of Clint Garner set sights on Brown for the runner-up spot.
With everyone still chasing Jamie Veal, the bottom side worked to Garner’s favor as the night’s quick timer rolled to second on the final lap. Running down Jamie Veal into the final two turns, the driver of the Indy Race Parts No. 71 would not be denied; crossing 0.435 seconds ahead of the current Knoxville Raceway 360 points’ leader.

Brian Brown crossed third after starting fifth with Dusty Zomer coming home fourth. After challenging for the lead early, Dale Blaney slipped back to complete the top-five. Brooke Tatnell finished sixth with Jack Dover coming from 14th to seventh. Hard Charging from 20th, Johnny Herrera advanced to finish eighth with Davey Heskin winding up ninth. Tasker Phillips from 21st completed the top-ten.

Quick time went to Clint Garner on Friday night with a time of 16.017 seconds. Five Heat races were topped by Don Droud, Jr., Calvin Landis, Rager Phillips, Dale Blaney, and Jamie Veal. C-Feature honors went to John Schulz. The night’s B-Main was topped by Tasker Phillips.

The Friday night program saw 52 drivers checking in, bringing this year’s total to 93 competitors. With points tallied through the two preliminary nights, Clint Garner, with 492 points, has earned the pole in Saturday’s $15,000 to win feature event. He will share the front row with fellow South Dakota driver, Justin Henderson, who tallied 481 markers.

The finale of the 26th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank takes place on Saturday, August 6 with Hot Laps getting underway at 6:45 P.M. (CDT). For continued updates on the Knoxville Raceway, log onto http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com.

For more information and updates on the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Results for Night #2 of the 26th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (2), 16.017; 2. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (20), 16.137; 3. 6, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (4), 16.186; 4. 11X, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (23), 16.208; 5. 14J, Josh Riggins, Newton, IA (1), 16.221; 6. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (5), 16.349; 7. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.357; 8. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (18), 16.363; 9. 82, Dusty Zomer, Brandon, SD (6), 16.384; 10. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (9), 16.384; 11. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (3), 16.408; 12. 25, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (17), 16.461; 13. 3A, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE (12), 16.500; 14. 1H, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH (51), 16.548; 15. 71, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (11), 16.562; 16. 34DD, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (14), 16.564; 17. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (37), 16.585; 18. 23, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (29), 16.615; 19. 22H, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (24), 16.644; 20. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (16), 16.653; 21. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (30), 16.656; 22. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (47), 16.664; 23. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (39), 16.670; 24. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (26), 16.764; 25. 18S, Justin Sanders, Watsonville, CA (8), 16.785; 26. 1X, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (27), 16.785; 27. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (13), 16.795; 28. 9P, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (32), 16.798; 29. 45X, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (21), 16.811; 30. 1T, Billy Butler, Sacramento, CA (10), 16.818; 31. 31B, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (28), 16.834; 32. 26, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (31), 16.849; 33. 7M, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (45), 16.880; 34. 03, Joe Wood Jr., Newcastle, OK (25), 16.972; 35. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (43), 16.973; 36. 20, Casey Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA (33), 16.991; 37. 18JS, Jason Solwold, Mount Vernon, WA (44), 17.016; 38. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (19), 17.025; 39. 77x, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. (48), 17.085; 40. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (46), 17.127; 41. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (35), 17.129; 42. 14K, Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO (49), 17.158; 43. 18W, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (50), 17.193; 44. 4M, Evan Martin, California, MO (34), 17.255; 45. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (52), 17.274; 46. 5, Phil Walter, McClure, PA (36), 17.276; 47. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (38), 17.326; 48. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID (41), 17.329; 49. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (42), 17.351; 50. 11N, Ed Neumeister, Upper Sandusky, OH (40), 17.608; 51. 7J, Joe Swanson, Etna Green, IN (22), 17.995; DQ (Muffler) – 52. 88N, DJ Netto, Hanford, CA (15), 16.878.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.2: 1. Don Droud Jr. (1); 2. Davey Heskin (4); 3. Clint Garner (6); 4. Jac Haudenschild (3) / 5. Matt Moro (5); 6. Joe Beaver (2); 7. Casey Friedrichsen (8); 8. Sheldon Haudenschild (7) / 9. John Schulz (9); 10. Phil Walter (10);

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.1: 1. Calvin Landis (2); 2. Russ Hall (1); 3. Brooke Tatnell (4); 4. Chris Martin (3) / 5. Jon Agan (5); 6. Tasker Phillips (6); 7. Jason Solwold (8); 8. Willie Croft (7) / 9. Kyle Bellm (9); 10. John Anderson (10);

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.2: 1. Rager Phillips (1); 2. Jack Dover (2); 3. Carson McCarl (6); 4. Seth Bergman (3) / 5. Billy Alley (4); 6. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 7. Kaley Gharst (7); 8. Chris Morgan (8) / 9. Logan Forler (10); 10. Colby Copeland (9);

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.3: 1. Dale Blaney (4); 2. Johnny Herrera (1); 3. Harli White (2); 4. Dusty Zomer (5) / 5. John Carney II (6); 6. Randy Hannagan (3); 7. Joe Wood Jr. (7); 8. Evan Martin (9) / 9. Alan Zoutte (8) DNS – 10. Alex Hill

Heat five (started), 8 Laps, 2:16.3: 1. Jamie Veal (4); 2. Brian Brown (5); 3. Justin Sanders (2); 4. Wayne Johnson (3) / 5. Lee Grosz (8); 6. Blake Hahn (7); 7. McKenna Haase (9); 8. Billy Butler (1) / 9. Ed Neumeister (10); 10. Josh Riggins (6);

C main (started), 8 Laps, 2:57.7: 1. John Schulz (1); 2. Kyle Bellm (4); 3. Logan Forler (8); 4. Alan Zoutte (5) / 5. DJ Netto (9); 6. Phil Walter (6); 7. John Anderson (3); 8. Ed Neumeister (10); 9. Joe Swanson (7); 10. Alex Hill (2) DNS – 11. Josh Riggins; 12. Colby Copeland

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Tasker Phillips (1); 2. Matt Moro (3); 3. John Carney II (2); 4. Billy Alley (4) / 5. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 6. Randy Hannagan (7); 7. Blake Hahn (12); 8. Joe Beaver (6); 9. Willie Croft (11); 10. Jason Solwold (14); 11. Lee Grosz (16); 12. Sheldon Haudenschild (8); 13. Billy Butler (9); 14. Logan Forler (23); 15. Joe Wood Jr. (13); 16. Kyle Bellm (20); 17. Evan Martin (19); 18. Alan Zoutte (22); 19. Kaley Gharst (10); 20. Chris Morgan (17); 21. John Schulz (21); 22. Casey Friedrichsen (15); 23. McKenna Haase (18); DNS – 24. Jon Agan

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Jamie Veal (1); 2. Clint Garner (8); 3. Brian Brown (5); 4. Dusty Zomer (6); 5. Dale Blaney (2); 6. Brooke Tatnell (3); 7. Jack Dover (14); 8. Johnny Herrera (20); 9. Davey Heskin (4); 10. Tasker Phillips (21); 11. Seth Bergman (11); 12. Carson McCarl (7); 13. Rager Phillips (19); 14. Russ Hall (18); 15. Justin Sanders (16); 16. Don Droud Jr. (17); 17. Harli White (15); 18. Calvin Landis (13); 19. Wayne Johnson (12); 20. Matt Moro (22); 21. Jac Haudenschild (9); 22. Billy Alley (24); 23. John Carney II (23); 24. Chris Martin (10). Lap Leader: Veal 1-20. Hard-charger: Herrera.