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Finally! Brian Brown wins the Arnold Motor Supply Knoxville 360 Nationals!

Finally! Brian Brown wins the Arnold Motor Supply Knoxville 360 Nationals!
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Finally! Brian Brown wins the Arnold Motor Supply Knoxville 360 Nationals!
by Bryan Hulbert/Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA, August 2, 2014 – A loud scream of satisfaction echoed across the grounds of the Knoxville Raceway as Brian Brown finally marked the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals off his bucket list in his fifteenth attempt at the $10,000 to win event.

Brown's fifteenth 360cid Sprint Car victory at the Knoxville Raceway, the FVP No. 21 led start-to-finish in the 25 lap championship event.

"Man this feels good. I'm just thankful for everybody on this team," said Brown. "I'm almost out of breath, but this one's pretty cool."

Asked about having to change his line through traffic, Brown replied, "The car felt good up there the whole feature. Believe or not, I didn't want to lap anybody. I just didn't want to get off it. That Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps Scoreboard was pretty handy. I saw where Sam [Hafertepe] got by Sammy [Swindell] but didn't know where he was running once he got up there but here we are."

Leading by over two seconds at the first caution on Lap 7 for Kevin Swindell, Brown opened up his advantage again as Joe Beaver and Sammy Swindell swapped the runner-up spot.

Slow again on Lap 9 for the spun No. 82 Bronson Maeschen, the restart saw Sam Hafertepe, Jr. taking third and going to work on Swindell for second. Taking the spot on Lap 11, Hafertepe was never able to make up the two second disadvantage and Brown streaked through lapped traffic for the win.

Bettering his 2011 finish of eleventh, Hafertepe felt good about his performance in the 360 Nationals, "We had an awesome car there but I really, would have liked a caution there at the end just to see if we could have done anything with him," said Hafertepe. "I don't think many people knew we were running the bottom of three and four and that's where we were really making up a lot of time. I just felt like if I could have had a shot at him....not sure I could have passed him....but would have liked the opportunity."

Sammy Swindell posted his second podium of the weekend with a third place finish; holding off Davey Heskin in the closing laps, who ended up losing an engine.

"Our car was just too tight for that curb out there," commented Swindell. "I messed up a couple times. One time I got the right-front wheel up over it and that really slowed me down so I ended up letting Sam get through there, and let Davey catch up so I just backed it down to where I could make consistent laps."

Mark Dobmeier came from tenth to grab fourth with Tim Shaffer taking fifth after starting fourteenth.

Jason Johnson ran up as high as fourth but ended up crossing sixth. Joe Beaver slipped from the front row to finish seventh. Terry McCarl stormed from twentieth to eighth to earn the title of Hard Charger with Jonathan Cornell ninth. Danny Lasoski clawed from twenty-first to finish tenth.

The night's E-Feature was won by Tyler Drueke. D-Feature honors went to Johnny Herrera with Dustin Selvage taking the C-Feature win. Danny Lasoski took the win in the B-Feature. Jac Haudenschild moved through the most features in the Alphabet, coming from the E-Main to the C-Main where he finished fifteenth.

The highest finishing Rookie was Bill Balog who placed eleventh in the B-Feature.

Kline Grabs Second 305 Feature!

Rookie Devin Kline grabbed his second 305 feature of his career and the year here at the Knoxville Raceway. Corey Kautz got the feature off to a bumpy start after flipping in turn one when the green flag fell. He was uninjured.

Matthew Stelzer led Kevin Hetrick and Mike Mayberry early on in the 15-lap event. Stacey Alexander was on the move, however, moving into third on lap two and into the runner-up spot a circuit later.

By lap five, Alexander had ridden the cushion by Stelzer to take the lead. When Steve Breazeale spun on lap ten, Alexander led Stelzer, J Kinder, Kline and Kevin Hetrick.

Kline used the restart to his advantage, disposing of both Kinder and Stelzer to move into second. He would take the lead on lap twelve, and hold off Alexander on a lap 12 restart to win. The caution came for Stelzer, who went up in smoke.

Alexander followed Kline to the line. Kinder held the show position, ahead of Hetrick and Michael Philben. McKenna Haase, Breazeale, Jeff Wilke, Keoni Texeira and Kade Higday rounded out the top ten. Kline set quick time on the night, while Kinder, Mayberry and Texeira claimed heat races.

“These last two weeks, after winning the first one…it’s been a dream,” said Kline in Victory Lane. “It’s just awesome. This win is for my uncle Todd, who passed away a couple months ago. Tonight is his birthday. I was just going to go where they weren’t. The car was perfect. The guys did great with it. I have the easy job.”

Join us tomorrow night, August 3, for the 3rd Annual Capitani Classic here at the Knoxville Raceway! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!
24th Annual Arnold Motor Supply Knoxville 360 Nationals Results

E main (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (1); 2. 9w, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (4); 3. 9x, Jared Goerges, East Gull Lake, MN (2); 4. 4c, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (6); 5. 4x, Shawn Petersen, Irving, TX (3); 6. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (7); 7. 20G, Chris Graf, Glencoe, MN (8); 8. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (9); 9. 33A, Austin Alumbaugh, Higginsville, MO (11); 10. 17B, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD (10) / 11. 32, Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN (12); 12. 41P, Jeff Carlson, Wayne, NE (13); 13. 99T, Andrew Turley, Sedalia, MO (14) DNS – 12m, James Mosher, Albuquerque, NM, 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, NE, 17G, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK, 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD, 21x, Bart Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA, 81a, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS, 111, Morgan Montgomery, Redfield, AR

D main (started), 10 Laps, 2:55.4: 1. 45x, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM (6); 2. 21xm, Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL (2); 3. 3H, Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN (4); 4. 3A, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE (8); 5. 09, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (3); 6. 39c, Travis Rilat, Forney, TX (5); 7. 5H, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (10); 8. Jac Haudenschild (16) / 9. 1A, Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, TX (12); 10. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (1); 11. Tyler Courtney (18); 12. 33v, Mike Van Haaften, Pella, IA (7); 13. 47AU, Trevor Reynolds, Perth, WA, Aust. (9); 14. 19, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (13); 15. Aaron Reutzel (22); 16. Rob Kubli (20); 17. 17w, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (14); 18. Tyler Drueke (15); 19. Austin Alumbaugh (23); 20. Chris Graf (21); 21. Jared Goerges (17); 22. 27B, Patrick Bourke, Gypsum, CO (11); 23. Ryan Bickett (24); 24. Shawn Petersen (19) DNS – 2m, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA, 14, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 23KS, Steve Block, Splendora, TX, 47, Brant O’Banion, Norfolk, NE, 72, Phil Dietz, Laurel, MT, 14s, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA

C main (started), 12 Laps, 3:30.6: 1. 7K, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (4); 2. 11x, Gregg Bakker, Sioux Falls, SD (1); 3. 1H, Sean McClelland, Tulsa, OK (2); 4. 91, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (7); 5. 10H, Danny Holtgraver, Pittsburgh, PA (8); 6. 1B, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (15) / 7. 55, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (6); 8. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (14) / 9. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (12); 10. Johnny Herrera (17); 11. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (16); 12. 9JR, Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (13); 13. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (11); 14. Billy Alley (20); 15. Jac Haudenschild (24); 16. Chase Johnson (23); 17. Travis Rilat (22); 18. Brandon Hanks (19); 19. 23w, Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN (5); 20. Matt Juhl (21); 21. Joey Moughan (18); 22. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (10); 23. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (9); DQ (Tire, crossed 4th) – 89, Robbie Stillwaggon, Burlington, NJ (3) DNS – 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 1, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can., o5, Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO

B main (started), 15 Laps, 4:27.0: 1. 1m, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (1); 2. 22H, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (5); 3. 77x, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (2); 4. 44x, Josh Higday, Altoona, IA (3) / 5. 25, Dylan Peterson, Sioux Falls, SD (7); 6. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (4); 7. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (13); 8. Dustin Selvage (19); 9. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (6); 10. 23, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (14); 11. 99D, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI (15); 12. 18R, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (11); 13. 17wx, Cole Wood, Auburn, CA (16); 14. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (8); 15. 1J, Danny Jennings, Norman, OK (10); 16. Danny Holtgraver (23); 17. Dusty Zomer (22); 18. Sean McClelland (21); 19. 14R, Andy Gregg, Placerville, CA (12); 20. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (9); 21. Gregg Bakker (20); 22. 90, Randi Miller, Rapid City, SD (18); 23. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (17); 24. 1B, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (24) DNS – 10, Alan Ambers, Knoxville, IA, 81w, Danny Wood, Norman, OK

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (1); 2. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (4); 3. 1s, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (3); 4. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (10); 5. 45, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (14); 6. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (6); 7. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (2); 8. 6, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (20); 9. 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (13); 10. Danny Lasoski (21); 11. 18, Tony Bruce Jr., Owasso, OK (5); 12. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (19); 13. 18M, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (9); 14. 82, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (12); 15. Randy Hannagan (22); 16. 13v, Seth Brahmer, Norfolk, NE (16); 17. 4J, Lee Grosz, Harwood, ND (8); 18. Josh Higday (24); 19. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (15); 20. 20, Casey Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA (11); 21. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (7); 22. 10V, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (18); 23. Wayne Johnson (23); 24. 71, Kevin Swindell, Germantown, TN (17). Lap Leader: Brown 1-25. Hard-charger: T. McCarl.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 5J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (23), 17.411; 2. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.631; 3. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (16), 17.706; 4. 57, Steve Breazeale, Trenton, MO (19), 17.711; 5. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (18), 17.720; 6. 50, Keoni Texeira, Honolulu, HI (11), 17.738; 7. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (17), 17.766; 8. O, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (22), 17.814; 9. 59KB, Mike Philben, Grimes, IA (15), 17.820; 10. 88, J Kinder, Holts Summit, MO (6), 17.829; 11. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (20), 17.876; 12. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (14), 17.892; 13. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (21), 18.147; 14. 7, Tanner Edwards, Van Meter, IA (1), 18.258; 15. 55KC, Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, IA (9), 18.309; 16. 1K, Andee Beierle, Bismarck, ND (2), 18.485; 17. 71G, Terri O'Connell, Corinth, MS (13), 18.513; 18. 29, Steve Palmer, Des Moines, IA (24), 18.624; 19. F1, Michael Fishel, Mason City, IA (7), 18.732; 20. 36W, Christopher Scank, Cedar Rapids, IA (12), 18.757; 21. 51, Corey Kautz, Urbandale, IA (4), 18.786; 22. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (5), 18.825; 23. 50K, Kevin Hiemstra, Knoxville, IA (8), 19.902; 24. 82, Lee Patterson, Des Moines, IA (3), 21.253.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.0: 1. J Kinder (3); 2. McKenna Haase (2); 3. Kevin Hetrick (4); 4. Steve Breazeale (5); 5. Devin Kline (6); 6. Andee Beierle (1); 7. Joe Simbro (8); 8. Michael Fishel (7)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.1: 1. Mike Mayberry (4); 2. Tanner Edwards (2); 3. Matthew Stelzer (5); 4. Mitchell Alexander (6); 5. Jeff Wilke (3); 6. Terri O'Connell (1); 7. Christopher Scank (7) DNS – Kevin Hiemstra

Heat three (started), 6 Laps, 1:49.7: 1. Keoni Texeira (3); 2. Kade Higday (1); 3. Stacey Alexander (6); 4. Bob Hildreth (2); 5. Mike Philben (4); 6. Corey Kautz (5); 7. Lee Patterson (7) DNS – Steve Palmer

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Devin Kline (8); 2. Stacey Alexander (6); 3. J Kinder (10); 4. Kevin Hetrick (2); 5. Mike Philben (9); 6. McKenna Haase (13); 7. Steve Breazeale (5); 8. Jeff Wilke (11); 9. Keoni Texeira (3); 10. Kade Higday (12); 11. Tanner Edwards (14); 12. Bob Hildreth (15); 13. Andee Beierle (16); 14. Christopher Scank (20); 15. Lee Patterson (22); 16. Michael Fishel (19); 17. Matthew Stelzer (4); 18. Mike Mayberry (1); 19. Joe Simbro (21); 20. Terri O'Connell (17); 21. Mitchell Alexander (7); 22. Corey Kautz (18) DNS – Steve Palmer, Kevin Hiemstra. Lap Leaders: Stelzer 1-4, S. Alexander 5-11, Ball 12-15. Hard-charger: Kline.