Welcome to championship night here at the 14th Annual Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores! The 100-lap main event tonight will pay $40,000 to the winner! Hopefully, you can make it out to the track, but if you can't, you can find live results and stories right here!

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B main

20 Laps Completed
Pos. Car Name, Hometown Time Points
1. 00 Jesse Stovall Billings, MO No Time 0
2. 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL No Time 0
3. 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY No Time 0
4. 91 Tyler Erb Houston, TX No Time 0
5. 29 Spencer Diercks Davenport, IA No Time 0
6. B1 Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN No Time 0
7. 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA No Time 0
8. 51 Matt Furman Portland, OR No Time 0
9. 22B Jonathan Brauns Muscatine, IA No Time 0
10. 51M Joey Moriarty Phoenix, AZ No Time 0
11. 24 Ryan Gustin Marshalltown, IA No Time 0
12. 58H Jeremiah Hurst Dubuque, IA No Time 0
13. 5T Randy Timms Wheatland, OK No Time 0
14. 40 Joel Callahan Dubuque, IA No Time 0
15. 0J Jake O'Neil Tucson, AZ No Time 0
16. 54 Mike Fryer Freeport, IL No Time 0
17. 28 Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville, IL No Time 0
18. 58 Dave Eckrich Oxford, IA No Time 0
19. 15D Justin Duty Happy Valley, OR No Time 0
20. 25F Jason Feger Bloomington, IL No Time 0
21. 77 Jordan Yaggy Rochester, MN No Time 0
22. 45 Bob King Independence, MO No Time 0
23. 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA No Time 0
24. 93 Jay Johnson West Burlington, IA No Time 0
25. 75 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA No Time 0
Starting Order: 00, 15, 40B, 91, 25F, 29, 16, 99B, 51, 58H, 28, B1, 24, 51M, 77, 0J, 58, 21X, 93, 22B, 5T, 40, 15D, 54, 75, 45
The B main is 20 six tag the tail of the main event...Stovall leads Francis, Brnoson, Erib, Fegers, Diercks and Bruening early...Bronson to 2nd...Red flag with 5 laps down...King and Yaggy come together...Serious damage for King...both are done...15 laps to go, Stovall leads Bronson, Francis, Erb, Feger, Diercks, Bruening, Erb, Hurst and Furman...Diercks to 5th on the restart...Bruening up to 7th, one spot out of a transfer...Feger is off the pace and pulls in...Bruening moves into the 6th and final transfer...5 to go...Stovall will hold them off...No he won't! O'Neil is into the turn one fence...We will have a white/checker finish...Stovall leads Bronson, Francis, Erb, Diercks, Bruening, Furman and Larson...Stovall wins it and Larson grabs the final transfer!


A main

100 Laps Completed
Pos. Car Name, Hometown Time Points
1. 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN No Time 0
2. 49 Jonathan Davenport Mount Airy, NC No Time 0
3. 1777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR No Time 0
4. 28M Jimmy Mars Menomonie, WI No Time 0
5. 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN No Time 0
6. 1S Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL No Time 0
7. 71 Hudson O'Neal Morgantown, IN No Time 0
8. 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL No Time 0
9. 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY No Time 0
10. 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY No Time 0
11. 32S Chris Simpson Marion, IA No Time 0
12. 18 Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS No Time 0
13. 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN No Time 0
14. 1 Earl Pearson Jr. Trinity, NC No Time 0
15. 17M Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA No Time 0
16. 00 Jesse Stovall Billings, MO No Time 0
17. B1 Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN No Time 0
18. 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV No Time 0
19. 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL No Time 0
20. 20S Rodney Sanders Happy, TX No Time 0
21. C8 Timothy Culp Prattsville, AR No Time 0
22. 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY No Time 0
23. 18B Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL No Time 0
24. 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN No Time 0
25. 91 Tyler Erb Houston, TX No Time 0
26. 25 Chad Simpson Mount Vernon, IA No Time 0
27. 22 Greg Satterlee Indiana, PA No Time 0
28. 7R Kent Robinson Bloomington, IN No Time 0
29. 28 Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville, IL No Time 0
30. 3S Brian Shirley Chatham, IL No Time 0
31. 29 Spencer Diercks Davenport, IA No Time 0
32. 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA No Time 0
Starting Order: 157, 49, 1R, 1S, 5, 39, 1777, 32S, 14, 28M, 20, 0, 25, 22, 3S, 17M, 18B, 18, 32, 20S, 1, 71, C8, 7R, 00, 40B, 15, 91, 29, B1, 28, 99B
100 laps is the distance, $40,000 to winner! Dennis Erb and Boom Briggs will use provisionals to start the event...Rain delay started at 7:30 and we are back hot lapping at 10 p.m....Ready to go green at 10:37! Davenport leads Richards and Marlar early...Leaders in lapped traffic on lap five...Track is fast...Shirley into the turn one wall with 17 laps down. Looks like something broke...he is o.k....83 laps to go, Davenport leads Richards, Marlar, D O'Neal, Sheppard, Chris Simpson, Landers, McCreadie, Lanigan and Mars...Davenport jumps the cushion in turn 2 and Richards cruises by on the restart...Davenport collects himself in 6th...Davenport by Landers for fifth on lap 21...Leaders back in lapped traffic on lap 27...Chris Simpson has a flat right rear and stops...73 to go, Richards leads Marlar, D O'Neal, Sheppard, Davenport, Landers, Bloomquist, Lanigan, Owens and McCreadie...Mars spins with a flat on the restart...On the next try, Landers and Davenport exchange 5th twice...Babb stops with 31 down...Richards leads Marlar, Sheppard, D O'Neal and Davenport with 69 to go...D O'Neal into 3rd and Landers into 5th on the restart...Davenport from 6th to 4th on lap 33! Now Davenport takes third from D O'Neal on lap 34...Leaders back in lapped traffic on lap 42...Satterlee into the wall with 58 to go...Richards leads Marlar, Davenport, D O'Neal, Sheppard, Bloomquist, Landers, McCreadie, Lanigan and Owens...Davenport into 2nd...Sheppard by D O'Neal for 4th...Marlar by Davenport, who gets loose in turn 2...caution for Erb who slows with a flat on lap 46...Richards leads Marlar, Davenport, Sheppard, D O'Neal, Bloomquist, Lanigan, McCreadie, Landers and Owens...Davenport into 2nd...mandatory stop with 50 down, 50 to go...Richards leads Davenport, Marlar, Sheppard, D O'Neal, Landers, McCreadie, Lanigan, Bronson and Bloomquist...Davenport has a flat right front...Sheppard grabs second on the restart and Landers is 4th...D O'Neal is up to 4th on lap 52, and jumps to 2nd on lap 54...D O'Neal slows with engine problems and exits on lap 58...Richards leads Marlar, Sheppard, McCreadie and Landers back to green...Landers and McCreadie battle for 4th...give it to McCreadie and he'll take 3rd from Sheppard...McCreadie by Marlar to 2nd on lap 68...Marlar battles back by...Here comes Sheppard from 4th to 2nd...Back in lapped traffic with 72 down...Sanders slows on lap 76, bringing caution...Richards leads Sheppard, Marlar, McCreadie adn Landers...Sheppard slows on the restart with a flat right front...23 to go, Richards leads Marlar, Landerson, McCreadie, Owens, Bloomquist, H O'Neal, Bronson, Francis and Mars...Landers to 2nd, Ownes to 4th...McCreadie back by Owens for 4th...Bronson stops with 16 to go, Richards still leading...Davenport jumps from 8th to 5th...Mars by Davenport for 5th...Owens and Mars into 3rd and 4th with 11 to go...Marlar takes the lead from Richards on lap 92! Richards has a flat tire and slides into the wall with 5 to go! Marlar will lead the 5 lap dash, ahead of Owens, Mars, Landers and Davenport...Marlar holds on to win his 2nd title in a row!

Nightly Recap

Mike Marlar Repeats as Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals Champion!
by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (September 16, 2017) – Mike Marlar took a late lead from Josh Richards and captured the $40,000 14th Annual Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. The Winfield, Tennessee driver becomes the first in the event’s history to repeat as champion. His win came aboard Ronnie Delk #157.

It was Jonathan Davenport who took the early advantage in the 100-lap event. Josh Richards quickly moved into second. The track was lightning fast early as a two and a half hour rain delay followed a B main won by Jesse Stovall.

The first of a number of cautions came out when former champ Brian Shirley got into the wall on lap 17. That was a curse for Davenport, who lost his lead to Richards on the restart after jumping the turn two cushion. He would recover after falling back to sixth. A number of flat tires would plague contenders like Chris Simpson, Terry Babb and Jimmy Mars early.

Davenport battled back by Mike Marlar for second before the mandatory red flag came out for fuel at the halfway point. Davenport’s right front was flat at that point and he restarted at the tail. Richards led the field at the start of the second half, followed by Marlar, Brandon Sheppard, Don O’Neal and Jared Landers. While several battles behind him were furious, Richards maintained his quick pace on the cushion to pace the field.

Richards would continue to lead with Marlar in tow. Jimmy Owens grabbed third on lap 89, followed by Mars, who had restarted at the tail on lap 28. Marlar pulled up on Richards, showing his nose with nine to go. He would make his winning pass a lap later.

With five laps to go, disaster struck Richards, who suffered a flat of his own, sending him into the turn three wall. He was uninjured. Marlar would sail to the popular win, ahead of Davenport, who made a fantastic run from the tail at the halfway point. Landers was third, ahead of Mars and Owens. Sheppard, event rookie Hudson O’Neal, Bobby Pierce, hard-charger Steve Francis and Tim McCreadie rounded out the top ten.

“Tonight really makes me feel good about being a racecar driver,” said Marlar. “That wasn’t a race, it was a battle. With 25 to go, I thought I needed to start going there and give it everything I had. I let Jared get by me, and when I got back by me, I thought, ‘I’m good’. I think Josh wasn’t at his best when I passed him. I think he was having an issue. I can’t say enough about my team, my crew and my owner.”

“I had a plan there (on the last restart) and it worked out,” said Davenport. “I thought, ‘where’s everyone going?’ They were all down in the slick and they left the door open. Our car just wasn’t good in traffic. We were blowing the nose over and lay on the right rear. I’m sure the best car won. Josh passed me early too. I have to thank my guys for getting me back out here, and congratulations to Mike.”

“I hurt my tire on lap 50, and I was worried about it,” said Landers. “I got to racing with Josh there and I started running hard. I got a good rhythm, and then we had a caution and I started jumping the cushion. I took myself out of (second), but we’ll take a top three. That was a lot of laps. I haven’t done that in a while. This is awesome. We had a great weekend.”

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14th Annual Knoxville Late Model Nationals Results

B main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. 00, Jesse Stovall, Billings, MO (1); 2. 40B, Kyle Bronson, Brandon, FL (3); 3. 15, Steve Francis, Bowling Green, KY (2); 4. 91, Tyler Erb, New Waverly, TX (4); 5. 29, Spencer Diercks, Davenport, IA (6); 6. B1, Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN (12) / 7. 16, Tyler Bruening, Decorah, IA (7); 8. 51, Matt Furman, Portland, OR (9); 9. 22B, Jonathan Brauns, Muscatine, IA (18); 10. 51M, Joey Moriarty, Phoenix, AZ (14); 11. 24, Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, IA (13); 12. 58H, Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, IA (10); 13. 5T, Randy Timms, Wheatland, OK (21); 14. 40, Joel Callahan, Dubuque, IA (20); 15. 0J, Jake O'Neil, Tucson, AZ (16); 16. 54, Mike Fryer, Freeport, IL (22); 17. 28, Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, IL (11); 18. 58, Dave Eckrich, Oxford, IA (17); 19. 15D, Justin Duty, Portland, OR (23); 20. 25F, Jason Feger, Bloomington, IL (5); 21. 77, Jordan Yaggy, Rochester, MN (15); 22. 45, Bob King, Independence, MO (24); 23. 99B, Boom Briggs, Bear Lake, PA (8); 24. 93, Jay Johnson, West Burlington, IA (19); DNS – 75, Colton Flinner, Allison Park, PA, 21x, John Anderson, Omaha, NE, 21, Billy Moyer, Batesville, AR, 21JR, Billy Moyer Jr., Batesville, AR, 48, Tim Lance, Brimfield, IL, 98, Jason Rauen, Farley, IA, 56s, Chris Spieker, Massena, IA, 83, Scott James, Lawrenceburg, IN

A main (started), 100 Laps, NT: 1. 157, Mike Marlar, Winfield, TN (1); 2. 49, Jonathan Davenport, Williamston, SC (2); 3. 1777, Jared Landers, Batesville, AR (7); 4. 28M, Jimmy Mars, Menomonie, WI (10); 5. 20, Jimmy Owens, Newport, TN (11); 6. 1s, Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL (4); 7. 71, Hudson O'Neal, Martinsville, IN (22); 8. 32, Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL (19); 9. Steve Francis (27); 10. 39, Tim McCreadie, Watertown, NY (6); 11. 32s, Chris Simpson, Oxford, IA (8); 12. 18, Chase Junghans, Manhattan, KS (18); 13. 0, Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, TN (12); 14. 1, Earl Pearson Jr., Jacksonville, FL (21); 15. 17m, Dale McDowell, Chickamauga, GA (16); 16. Jesse Stovall (25); 17. Brent Larson (30); 18. 1R, Josh Richards, Shinnston, WV (3); 19. Kyle Bronson (26); 20. 20s, Rodney Sanders, Happy, TX (20); 21. C8, Timothy Culp, Prattsville, AR (23); 22. 14, Darrell Lanigan, Union, KY (9); 23. 18B, Shannon Babb, Mowequa, IL (17); 24. 5, Don O'Neal, Martinsville, IN (5); 25. Tyler Erb (28); 26. 25, Chad Simpson, Mt. Vernon, IA (13); 27. 22, Greg Satterlee, Rochester Mills, PA (14); 28. 7R, Kent Robinson, Bloomington, IN (24); 29. Dennis Erb Jr. (31, prov.); 30. 3s, Brian Shirley, Chatham, IL (15); 31. Spencer Diercks (29); 32. Boom Briggs (32, prov.). Lap Leaders: Davenport 1-17, Richards 18-91, Marlar 92-100. Hard-charger: Francis.

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