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It's Meyers on Night Two in Knoxville

It's Meyers on Night Two in Knoxville
Thursday, August 09, 2012
It's Meyers on Night Two in Knoxville

Bryan Hulbert / Bill Wright - Knoxville, Iowa (August 9, 2012) Despite begin out the racing for nearly four months, defending STP World of Outlaws Champion Jason Meyers stood in victory lane on night two of the 52nd Goodyear Knoxville Nationals.

With the crowd screaming in approval, the driver of the Tarlton and Sons No. 21m let out his own ecstatic yell to begin his post-race interview.

“Feels awesome, love it. I tell you what you know there is nothing that makes me happier than making others happy and for Tom Tarlton and Tommy Tarlton to take a chance on me, giving me this chance and everybody that’s supporting us I know that Tommy, Guy, and everyone back home they told me they weren’t come out here this week but I think maybe they might have to get on a plane and come hang out.”

Starting the feature third, Meyers would chase Mark Dobmeier and Greg Hodnett into turns one and two. Taking the early advantage, the No.13v would set sail as the fight to be in the top five heated up with Sammy Swindell on the hammer. Taking fourth with a high side pass, Swindell’s run would end on lap twenty-one with a broken drive-line. Swindell would be scored twenty-third.

Working towards the tail end of the field, the leaders would see clear track as the caution waved with eighteen laps to run when second running Greg Hodnett rolled to a stop exiting turn four.

Back underway Danny Lasoski found all roads blocked with the spinning No. 55 of Ian Madsen. Flipping on the back straight-a-way, the Zemco No. 1z would be done with a twenty-third place finish. Ian Madsen would rejoin the field after having to change the right rear tire.

Still at eighteen laps remaining Jason Meyers would waste no time taking off into the race lead with a low line pass on Dobmeier.

Battling for third, sixth starting Stevie Smith would work past the MVT No. 11k of Kraig Kinser. Getting the run on Dobmeier for the runner up spot, Smith’s run would stall as the No. 13v held the position.

Working past the halfway point of the night’s 25 lap feature event, Jason Meyers would continue to lead with Dobmeier second and Smith third. Battling from fifteenth, Tim Schaffer would run fourth with Kraig Kinser falling back to fifth before the caution waved with ten laps remaining for the No. 91 of Dusty Zomer.

Battling into the night’s feature via the B-Main, twenty second starting Zomer was tenth when his left rear tire exploded entering turn one, sending Zomer into the wall. Dusty would be scored twenty-first.

Back underway for the final ten laps, the C.H. Motorsports No.83 of Tim Shaffer carried a huge run to the bottom line for the pass on Stevie Smith. Not to be outdone, the No. 19 of Smith would take to the high line, bolting by Shaffer and Dobmeier for second only to see Tim Shaffer racing back by for the runner up spot with Kraig Kinser in tow.

With the back once again in sight, Tim Shaffer was within three car lengths of Jason Meyer as the field crossed the stripe with two laps to run. Inching closer and closer, Shaffer would go for the lead only to be held up by a lapped car allowing Jason Meyers to race to his third career win at the famed Knoxville Raceway.

Tim Shaffer would take second with Kraig Kinser rounding out the podium. Stevie Smith would settle for forth with Lance Dewease climbing from ninth to round out the top five. Mark Dobmeier would end up sixth with Jason Johnson seventh. Racing in from the B-Main, Tim Kaeding fought from twenty-first to eighth with Brian Brown and Johnny Herrera rounding out the top ten.

The 52nd Goodyear Knoxville Nationals continues with gates opening at 7:15pm for the Speed Sport News Friday Night Qualifier. For more information on the 52nd Goodyear Knoxville Nationals log onto www.knoxvilleraceway.com.

The top 16 in points locking into Saturday night’s A main event were…

1. Stevie Smith 479
2. Craig Dollansky 477
3. Jonathan Allard 475
4. Brian Brown 473
5. Donny Schatz 471
6. Joey Saldana 471
7. Jason Meyers 470
8. Tim Kaeding 470
9. Kraig Kinser 468
10. Lucas Wolfe 467
11. Ian Madsen 464
12. Kyle Larson 458
13. Shane Stewart 458
14. Daryn Pittman 458
15. Lance Dewease 453
16. Paul McMahan 453

The ten drivers opting for the first five rows of the B main are (Danny Lasoski was the only driver eligible for the B, opting to start over on Friday)…

1. Davey Heskin 449
2. Mark Dobmeier 447
3. Greg Hodnett 443
4. Brian Paulus 440
5. Jason Johnson 439
6. Sammy Swindell 435
7. Tim Shaffer 433
8. Brooke Tatnell 430
9. Dustin Selvage 430
10. Jason Sides 424

The 52nd Annual Goodyear Knoxville Nationals continues Friday night, August 10! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order, 2 laps): 1. 55, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust (15), 15.491; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (18), 15.532; 3. 83JR, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (26), 15.55; 4. 19, Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, OK (31), 15.588; 5. 27, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (13), 15.592; 6. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (7), 15.594; 7. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (21), 15.595; 8. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (30), 15.606; 9. 1z, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (36), 15.631; 10. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (47), 15.654; 11. 4, Cody Darrah, Red Lion, PA (17), 15.662; 12. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (20), 15.682; 13. 21m, Jason Meyers, Clovis, CA (35), 15.724; 14. 1s, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (6), 15.73; 15. 39, Greg Hodnett, Thomasville, PA (39), 15.745; 16. 40, Caleb Helms, Findlay, OH (10), 15.757; 17. 23w, Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN (19), 15.764; 18. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (12), 15.783; 19. 30c, Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, PA (9), 15.818; 20. 91, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (50), 15.86; 21. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (48), 15.873; 22. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (33), 15.881; 23. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (34), 15.923; 24. 11RC, Roger Crockett, Medford, OR (32), 15.945; 25. 77x, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (49), 15.946; 26. 69, Mike Moore, Des Moines, IA (5), 15.967; 27. 35, Tyler Walker, Hermosa Beach, CA (45), 15.993; 28. 55x, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (37), 16; 29. 35AU, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Au (42), 16.007; 30. 6, Bill Rose, Plainfield, IN (11), 16.014; 31. 18, Tony Bruce Jr., Owasso, OK (4), 16.017; 32. 83, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (16), 16.018; 33. 55xm, James McFadden, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (25), 16.024; 34. 45x, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (2), 16.036; 35. 6x, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (3), 16.039; 36. 74x, Josh Hodges, Tijeras, NM (38), 16.058; 37. 22x, Geoff Ensign, Sebastopol, CA (22), 16.085; 38. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (27), 16.089; 39. 71B, Robert Bell, Colfax, IA (1), 16.136; 40. 17M, Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL (24), 16.185; 41. 24H, Bryan Sebetto, Fremont, OH (28), 16.198; 42. 66, Geoff Dodge, Speedway, IN (14), 16.286; 43. 17x, Marty Perovich, Denham Court, NSW, A (23), 16.463; 44. 10, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (40), 16.503; 45. 1T, Chris Shirek, Thompson, ND (46), 16.554; 46. 71AU, Domain Ramsay, Newtown, VIC, Aust. (44), 16.825; 47. 1m, Jim Moughan Jr., Springfield, IL (43), 16.978; 48. 12P, TJ Peterson, Des Moines, IA (8), 17.754; 49. 5, Terri OConnell, Memphis, TN (29), No Time; 50. 2, Dale Blaney, Fowler, OH (41), No Time;

Heat one (started), 10 laps, 2:48.6: 1. Tony Bruce Jr. (2); 2. Josh Hodges (1); 3. Ian Madsen (8); 4. Jason Johnson (4); / 5. Tasker Phillips (7); 6. Caleb Helms (5); 7. Bryan Sebetto (9); 8. Domain Ramsay (10); / 9. Mike Moore (3); 10. Cody Darrah (6);

Heat two (started), 10 laps, NT: 1. Tyler Walker (3); 2. Tim Shaffer (2); 3. Kraig Kinser (6); 4. Brian Brown (8); / 5. Scott Winters (5); 6. Greg Wilson (4); 7. Geoff Ensign (1); 8. Terry McCarl (7); / 9. Geoff Dodge (9); 10. Jim Moughan Jr. (10);

Heat three (started), 10 laps, NT: 1. Josh Schneiderman (1); 2. James McFadden (2); 3. Jason Meyers (6); 4. Mark Dobmeier (5); / 5. Tim Kaeding (8); 6. Trey Starks (3); 7. Bronson Maeschen (7); 8. Jack Dover (4); / 9. TJ Peterson (10); 10. Marty Perovich (9);

Heat four (started), 10 laps, 2:50.3: 1. Johnny Herrera (2); 2. Lance Dewease (5); 3. Jamie Veal (3); 4. Stevie Smith (8); / 5. Danny Lasoski (7); 6. Logan Schuchart (6); 7. Sheldon Haudenschild (9); 8. Robert Bell (1); / 9. Roger Crockett (4); 10. Terri OConnell (10);

Heat five (started), 10 laps, 2:51.7: 1. Joey Moughan (1); 2. Sammy Swindell (7); 3. Wayne Johnson (4); 4. Greg Hodnett (6); / 5. Daryn Pittman (8); 6. Dusty Zomer (5); 7. Bill Rose (3); 8. Chris Shirek (9); / 9. Kaley Gharst (2); 10. Dale Blaney (10);

C main (started), 0 laps, NT: 1. Cody Darrah (1); 2. Geoff Dodge (5); 3. Jim Moughan Jr. (7); 4. TJ Peterson (8); / 5. Roger Crockett (2); 6. Mike Moore (3); 7. Kaley Gharst (4); 8. Marty Perovich (6); 9. Terri OConnell (9); 10. Dale Blaney (10);

B main (started), 12 laps, NT: 1. Tim Kaeding (1); 2. Dusty Zomer (10); 3. Daryn Pittman (2); 4. Danny Lasoski (6); / 5. Scott Winters (9); 6. Tasker Phillips (3); 7. Logan Schuchart (7); 8. Cody Darrah (21); 9. Trey Starks (13); 10. Sheldon Haudenschild (18); 11. Bryan Sebetto (17); 12. Caleb Helms (8); 13. Terry McCarl (4); 14. Greg Wilson (11); 15. Robert Bell (16); 16. Chris Shirek (19); 17. Domain Ramsay (20); 18. TJ Peterson (24); 19. Bill Rose (14); 20. Jim Moughan Jr. (23); 21. Geoff Dodge (22); 22. Bronson Maeschen (5); 23. Jack Dover (12); 24. Geoff Ensign (15);

A main (started), 25 laps, NT: 1. Jason Meyers (3); 2. Tim Shaffer (15); 3. Kraig Kinser (4); 4. Stevie Smith (6); 5. Lance Dewease (9); 6. Mark Dobmeier (1); 7. Jason Johnson (10); 8. Tim Kaeding (21); 9. Brian Brown (7); 10. Johnny Herrera (17); 11. Greg Hodnett (2); 12. Daryn Pittman (23); 13. James McFadden (16); 14. Tyler Walker (12); 15. Jamie Veal (13); 16. Ian Madsen (8); 17. Josh Schneiderman (19); 18. Tony Bruce Jr. (14); 19. Wayne Johnson (11); 20. Joey Moughan (20); 21. Dusty Zomer (22); 22. Danny Lasoski (24); 23. Sammy Swindell (5); 24. Josh Hodges (18). Lap Leaders: Dobmeier 1-7, Meyers 8-25.