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Sammy Swindell Swings Into Knoxville Victory Lane!

Sammy Swindell Swings Into Knoxville Victory Lane!
Friday, August 01, 2014
Sammy Swindell Swings Into Knoxville Victory Lane!

by Bryan Hulbert/Bill Wright



KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA, August 1, 2014 – For the fourth time in his career, Sammy Swindell visited Victory Lane in 360cid competition at the Knoxville Raceway; winning night two of the 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals with a borrowed Al Parker Racing Engine under the hood.



Challenged in the closing laps by the Sioux Falls Ford No. 13, Mark Dobmeier ran the cushion to pull even with Swindell.

"When you're out front, you don't really know," said Swindell of the race for the lead. "They said Brown was running the bottom pretty good and I made some good runs there but I was just kind of conserving my tires there early and watching Dobmeier so as long as I could keep pace with him, I wasn't too worried."



Chasing Dobmeier the first eight rounds, Swindell shot from fourth to the runner up spot on the second lap. Working the low groove on the Knoxville Raceway, Swindell took the lead on the ninth round; following a restart after Alan Ambers and Jack Dover made hard contact in turns one and two. Ambers was taken to the hospital for observation, Dover was unharmed.



Slowed for the final time with six laps to run, Dobmeier stayed committed to the cushion with the battle side by side going into the final two laps, but giving Swindell too much room is all it took for the Big Game Tree Stands No. 1s to take the line and the win.



"We were running at a blistering pace at the front there but had those yellow flags to bunch us up. I think I still had a faster car. I was able to come around the top and show him, and I think I could have done it earlier, but wanted to wait until I had a spot where I could just get it, and keep it, but I showed him a little too soon and he took my line away," said Dobmeier of his attempts to take the lead in the closing laps.



Brian Brown came to third from eighth. Changing gears under the Lap 8 red, Brown was happy but felt he had a problem with tires on the restart. "It was really like my Right Rear Tire just didn't go after that red and when those guy started moving around out there and kinda showed Sammy where to go on the track, I just ended up running third so we'll figure it out and hopefully come back tomorrow and get a couple spots better."



Ian Madsen from ninth finished fourth with Bronson Maeschen slipping from the front row to complete the top five.



Terry McCarl came from fourteenth to sixth with Wayne Johnson following from fifteenth to seventh. Dusty Zomer was the night's Hard Charger from twentieth to eighth with Tasker Phillips ninth, and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. finishing tenth.



Friday night saw 56 drivers timing in for a weekend total of 103 drivers. Five Heat Races went Brian Brown, Bill Balog, Robbie Stillwaggon, Terry McCarl, and Wayne Johnson. The night's C-Feature was won by Chase Johnson. B-Feature victory went to Seth Brahmer.



Brian Brown was the night's quick time at 16.488 seconds. The Heat Race win along with a third in the A-Feature puts Brown as the high point driver going into Saturday with 496 points. Joe Beaver will join Brown on the front row with 491 points. Sammy Swindell with 478, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. with 477, and Tony Bruce, Jr. with 476 made up the top five point earners after two nights.



The 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals concludes on Saturday, August 2 with Hot Laps getting underway at 6:45 P.M. (CT). 305 Sprint cars will also compete. For continued updates, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com and http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com.



360 Results



Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (12), 16.488; 2. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (6), 16.515; 3. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Wisner, NE (2), 16.582; 4. 23, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (30), 16.589; 5. 10, Alan Ambers, Knoxville, IA (1), 16.606; 6. 1B, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (44), 16.629; 7. 45, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (23), 16.647; 8. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (24), 16.648; 9. 1S, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (45), 16.672; 10. 11X, Gregg Bakker, Sioux Falls, SD (3), 16.705; 11. 44X, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (11), 16.777; 12. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (28), 16.791; 13. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.792; 14. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (43), 16.809; 15. 18M, Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aus (8), 16.811; 16. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (54), 16.875; 17. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (51), 16.896; 18. 82, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (17), 16.915; 19. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (18), 16.916; 20. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (47), 16.926; 21. 81W, Danny Wood, Norman, OK (13), 16.929; 22. 99D, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI (20), 16.941; 23. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (46), 16.979; 24. 6, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (7), 16.997; 25. 77X, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (34), 17.021; 26. 55, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (41), 17.023; 27. 1H, Sean McClelland, Tulsa, OK (9), 17.034; 28. 89, Robbie Stillwaggon, Burlington, NJ (27), 17.043; 29. 23W, Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN (49), 17.084; 30. 72, Phil Dietz, Laurel, MT (5), 17.117; 31. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (33), 17.119; 32. 21XM, Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL (22), 17.138; 33. 14, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (19), 17.173; 34. 1A, Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, TX (10), 17.198; 35. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (40), 17.199; 36. 5H, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (48), 17.227; 37. 91, Dusty Zomer, Brandon, SD (37), 17.229; 38. 39C, Travis Rilat, Forney, TX (15), 17.251; 39. 3A, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE (52), 17.262; 40. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (39), 17.298; 41. 21X, Bart Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA (14), 17.315; 42. 19, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (50), 17.316; 43. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (25), 17.355; 44. 20G, Chris Graf, Glencoe, MN (42), 17.386; 45. 17G, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (32), 17.418; 46. 14S, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (55), 17.421; 47. 4C, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (31), 17.468; 48. 17B, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD (36), 17.495; 49. 5X, Jason Martin, Lincoln, NE (56), 17.516; 50. 9W, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (53), 17.584; 51. 33A, Austin Alumbaugh, Higginsville, MO (26), 17.631; 52. 32, Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN (29), 17.653; 53. 81A, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (38), 17.801; 54. 41P, Jeff Carlson, Wayne, NE (35), 17.896; 55. 111, Morgan Montgomery, Redfield, AR (16), 18.424; 56. 99T, Andrew Turley, Sedalia, MO (4), 19.395.



Heat one (started), 8 Laps, 2:14.9: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Danny Wood (2); 3. Josh Higday (4); 4. Trey Starks (1) / 5. Jeff Swindell (3); 6. Tony Shilling (7); 7. Sheldon Haudenschild (5); 8. Jarrod Schneiderman (10) / 9. Chase Johnson (8); 10. Bart Friedrichsen (9)



Heat two (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Bill Balog (2); 2. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (6); 3. Dusty Zomer (8); 4. Sean McClelland (1) / 5. Thomas Kennedy (4); 6. Tim Shaffer (5); 7. Tyler Courtney (10); 8. Joey Moughan (7) / 9. Paige Polyak (9); 10. Clint Garner (3)



Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.8: 1. Robbie Stillwaggon (1); 2. Bronson Maeschen (3); 3. Jack Dover (5); 4. Tasker Phillips (2); 5. Travis Rilat (8); 6. Jon Agan (4); 7. Seth Brahmer (6); 8. Brooke Tatnell (7); 9. Rob Kubli (9); 10. Ryan Bickett (10)



Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:17.3: 1. Terry McCarl (2); 2. Mark Dobmeier (3); 3. Sammy Swindell (5); 4. Scott Winters (1) / 5. Seth Bergman (6); 6. Josh Baughman (4); 7. Billy Alley (8); 8. Jason Martin (10) / 9. Kevin Ramey (7); 10. Chris Graf (9)



Heat five (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Wayne Johnson (2); 2. Ian Madsen (4); 3. Dylan Peterson (3); 4. Alan Ambers (6) / 5. Gregg Bakker (5); 6. Jac Haudenschild (10); 7. Harli White (7); 8. Phil Dietz (1) / 9. Tyler Drueke (8); 10. Blake Hahn (9)



C main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Chase Johnson (1); 2. Paige Polyak (6); 3. Tyler Drueke (4); 4. Kevin Ramey (2) / 5. Austin Alumbaugh (7); 6. Chris Graf (8); 7. Rob Kubli (3); 8. Blake Hahn (5); 9. Ryan Bickett (10); 10. Jeff Carlson (13); 11. Brandon Halverson (12); 12. Andrew Turley (14); 13. Morgan Montgomery (11); 14. Chris Morgan (9); DNS – 15. Clint Garner, DNS - 16. Bart Friedrichsen



B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Seth Brahmer (1); 2. Jon Agan (7); 3. Tim Shaffer (4); 4. Jeff Swindell (9) / 5. Gregg Bakker (5); 6. Seth Bergman (2); 7. Tony Shilling (11); 8. Brooke Tatnell (13); 9. Joey Moughan (12); 10. Travis Rilat (15); 11. Jarrod Schneiderman (17); 12. Billy Alley (16); 13. Paige Polyak (22); 14. Josh Baughman (8); 15. Jac Haudenschild (20); 16. Chase Johnson (21); 17. Tyler Drueke (23); 18. Jason Martin (19); 19. Kevin Ramey (24); 20. Phil Dietz (10); 21. Thomas Kennedy (6); 22. Tyler Courtney (18); 23. Harli White (14); 24. Sheldon Haudenschild (3)



A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Sammy Swindell (4); 2. Mark Dobmeier (1); 3. Brian Brown (8); 4. Ian Madsen (9); 5. Bronson Maeschen (2); 6. Terry McCarl (14); 7. Wayne Johnson (15); 8. Dusty Zomer (20); 9. Tasker Phillips (13); 10. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (7); 11. Tim Shaffer (23); 12. Dylan Peterson (10); 13. Jeff Swindell (24); 14. Scott Winters (19); 15. Sean McClelland (17); 16. Seth Brahmer (21); 17. Trey Starks (16); 18. Josh Higday (3); 19. Robbie Stillwaggon (18); 20. Danny Wood (11); 21. Bill Balog (12); 22. Jack Dover (5); 23. Alan Ambers (6); 24. Jon Agan (22). Lap Leaders: Dobmeier 1-8, S. Swindell 9-20. Hard-charger: Zomer.



Lineups for the 24th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals



A main (25 laps)


1.21, Brian Brown 496
2.53, Joe Beaver 491
3.1s, Sammy Swindell 478
4.15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr. 477
5.18, Tony Bruce Jr. 476
6.41, Jason Johnson 474
7.56, Davey Heskin 471
8.4J, Lee Grosz 467
9.18M, Ian Madsen 463
10.13, Mark Dobmeier 459
11.20, Casey Friedrichsen 459
12.82, Bronson Maeschen 455
13.28, Jonathan Cornell 454
14.45, Tim Shaffer 453
15.5J, Jamie Ball 451
16.13v, Seth Brahmer 448
17.71, Kevin Swindell 446
18.10V, Calvin Landis 446
19.99, Brady Bacon 445
20.6, Terry McCarl 444



B main (15 laps)


1.1m, Danny Lasoski 443
2.77x, Wayne Johnson 440
3.44x, Josh Higday 4440
4.3, Nate Van Haaften 440
5.10, Alan Ambers 439
6.22H, Randy Hannagan 438
7.53D, Jack Dover 438
8.25, Dylan Peterson 434
9.94, Jeff Swindell 434
10.7TAZ, Tasker Phillips 431
11.1J, Danny Jennings 431
12.18R, Ryan Roberts 428
13.14R, Andy Gregg 422
14.95, Matt Covington 422
15.23, Seth Bergman 422
16.81w, Danny Wood 419
17.99D, Bill Balog 418
18.17wx, Cole Wood 416
19.4, Jon Agan 415
20.90, Randi Miller 414



C main (12 laps)


1.11x, Gregg Bakker 412
2.1H, Sean McClelland 411
3.89, Robbie Stillwaggon 410
4.7K, Dustin Selvage 409
5.23w, Scott Winters 409
6.55, Trey Starks 409
7.91, Dusty Zomer 408
8.10H, Danny Holtgraver 407
9.29, Russ Hall 406
10.3P, Sawyer Phillips 400
11.35L, Cody Ledger 392
12.44, Chris Martin 385
13.27, Carson McCarl 384
14.9JR, Derek Hagar 383
15.17, Josh Baughman 383
16.1, Justin Henderson 381
17.21K, Thomas Kennedy 376
18.1B, Sheldon Haudenschild 376
19.22, Tony Shilling 363
20.05, Brad Loyet 359



D main (10 laps)


1.2m, Matt Moro 358
2.33, Alan Zoutte 356
3.14, Brooke Tatnell 351
4.21xm, Joey Moughan 351
5.09, Matt Juhl 350
6.3H, Brandon Hanks 350
7.39c, Travis Rilat 346
8.45x, Johnny Herrera 345
9.33v, Mike Van Haaften 339
10.23KS, Steve Block 336
11.47, Brant O’Banion 336
12.3A, Billy Alley 334
13.72, Phil Dietz 333
14.47AU, Trevor Reynolds 327
15.5H, Chase Johnson 326
16.27B, Patrick Bourke 325
17.1A, Kevin Ramey 324
18.19, Paige Polyak 320
19.17w, Harli White 320
20.14s, Jarrod Schneiderman 319



E main (8 laps)


1.12, Tyler Drueke 316
2.9x, Jared Goerges 313
3.40, Clint Garner 313
4.4x, Shawn Petersen 312
5.83, Dave Getchell 312
6.9w, Jac Haudenschild 309
7.12m, James Mosher 301
8.5x, Jason Martin 299
9.4c, Tyler Courtney 298
10.21R, Ryan Kitchen 280
11.23K, Rob Kubli 280
12.20G, Chris Graf 277
13.87, Aaron Reutzel 273
14.17G, Blake Hahn 271
15.2K, Kevin Ingle 269
16.17B, Ryan Bickett 263
17.21x, Bart Friedrichsen 263
18.33A, Austin Alumbaugh 242
19.32, Brandon Halverson 225
20.41P, Jeff Carlson 217
21.81a, Chris Morgan 214
22.111, Morgan Mongomery 206
23.99T, Andrew Turley 203