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Welcome to the finale of the 18th Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals! We'll also be running qualifying and a feature for the Malvern Bank Super Late Model Series today. They will be under the "Other" category on the website when you follow along. Tickets still remain, so come on out for an afternoon of fun at the Knoxville Raceway! If you can't make it, find lineups, results and stories here. If you're looking for the PPV broadcast, visit www.FloRacing.com.

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Late Models Class

Completed

B main

12 Laps Completed
Pos. Car Name, Hometown Time Points
1. 1T Tyler Erb Houston, TX No Time 0
2. 22H Daniel Hilsabeck Earlham, IA No Time 0
3. 7 Ross Robinson Georgetown, DE No Time 0
4. 15 Justin Duty Molalia, OR No Time 0
5. 18D Daulton Wilson Fayetteville, NC No Time 0
6. 51 Matt Furman Iowa City, IA No Time 0
7. 53 Andrew Kosiski La Vista, NE No Time 0
8. 93 Chad Simpson Mount Vernon, IA No Time 0
9. 6H Al Humphrey Giltner, NE No Time 0
10. 14W Dustin Walker Polk, MO No Time 0
11. 10 Junior Coover Norfolk, NE No Time 0
12. 22 Charlie McKenna Clear Lake, IA No Time 0
Starting Order: 7, 22H, 1T, 18D, 15, 22, 51, 42, 53, 14W, 93, 10, 6H
12 laps, top 6 to the main event..Huston will not start...Hilsabeck leads Erb, Duty, Robinson, McKenna and Wilson early...Erb passes for the lead on lap two...Robinson to 3rd now, ahead of Duty, Wilson and McKenna...McKenna suffers a flat left rear and pulls off...Furman claims the sixth and final transfer....Erb is leaving the pack behind...Kosiski is trying to reel in Furman for the final transfer with two to go...Erb, Hilsabeck, Robinson, Duty, Wilson and Furman will move on...

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A main

75 Laps Completed
Pos. Car Name, Hometown Time Points
1. 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA No Time 0
2. 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA No Time 0
3. 1 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL No Time 0
4. 20RT Ricky Thornton Jr. Chandler, AZ No Time 0
5. 46 Earl Pearson Jr. Trinity, NC No Time 0
6. 7W Ricky Weiss Headingley, MB, Can. No Time 0
7. 25C Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA No Time 0
8. 11 Spencer Hughes Meridian, MS No Time 0
9. 76 Brandon Overton Evans, GA No Time 0
10. 8 Kyle Strickler Mooresville, NC No Time 0
11. 58 Garrett Alberson Las Cruces, NM No Time 0
12. 3S Brian Shirley Chatham, IL No Time 0
13. 1T Tyler Erb Houston, TX No Time 0
14. 18J Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS No Time 0
15. 04 Tad Pospisil Norfolk, NE No Time 0
16. 18D Daulton Wilson Fayetteville, NC No Time 0
17. 22H Daniel Hilsabeck Earlham, IA No Time 0
18. 7 Ross Robinson Georgetown, DE No Time 0
19. 15 Justin Duty Molalia, OR No Time 0
20. 32S Chris Simpson Marion, IA No Time 0
21. 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN No Time 0
22. 19R Ryan Gustin Marshalltown, IA No Time 0
23. 1X Aaron Marrant Orrick, MO No Time 0
24. 29D Spencer Diercks Davenport, IA No Time 0
25. 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY No Time 0
26. 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL No Time 0
27. 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN No Time 0
28. 51 Matt Furman Iowa City, IA No Time 0
29. 62 Justin Zeitner Malvern, IA No Time 0
30. 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN No Time 0
Starting Order: 32, 49, 16, 20RT, 46, 32S, 25C, 76, 39, 20, 1, 8, 71, 7W, 11, 19R, 04, 1X, 18J, 3S, 58, 157, 62, 29D, 1T, 22H, 7, 15, 18D, 51
50 laps, $50,000 to win...Davenport leads Pierce, Bruening, Pearson and Thornton...Thornton by Pearson for fourth...Davenport enters lapped traffic on lap 8...all traffic on the bottom...Davenport hits the high side of three and Pierce passes him for the lead on lap 9...caution for Zeitner, who stops in turn three...41 to go, Pierce leads Davenport, Bruening, Thornton, Pearson, McCreadie, Hughes, Clanton, Simpson, Sheppard, O'Neal, Overton, Pospisil...Bruening is challenging Pierce for the lead on the high side after the restart...O'Neal into the turn one wall and we have caution...now the leader Pierce is into the work area! they're looking under the hood...Bruening assumes the lead with 40 to go, followed by Davenport, Pearson, Thornton, McCreadie, Hughes, Sheppard, Clanton, Simpson, Overton, Pospisil, Strickler, Weiss, Junghans, Gustin, Marlar, Erb, Diercks, Shirley, Alberson, Robinson, Duty, Hilsabeck, Wilson, Marrant...Pearson to 2nd, McCreadie to 4th...McCreadie is up in smoke and pulls in! Bruening leads Pearson, Davenport, Thornton and Sheppard...Overton cruising on the top and is up to 7th on lap 15...Bruening into lapped traffic on lap 19...Gustin slows to bring caution....31 to go, Bruening leads Pearson, Davenport, Thornton, Sheppard and Simpson...Davenport back into 2nd on the restart...Sheppard by Thornton for fourth on lap 21...Simpson slows to bring caution with 29 to go...Bruening leads Davenport, Pearson, Sheppard, Thornton, Weiss, Overton, Clanton, Hughes, Strickler and Alberson...Pearson to 2nd...Bruening in in lapped traffic on lap 34...ferocious battle between Pearson and Davenport for 2nd...Thornton by Sheppard for 4th...Davenport slides in front of Pearson for second with 7 to go...Thornton to 3rd with 4 to go...Sheppard to fourth...Davenport reeling in Bruening! Davenport slides in front of Bruening in turn one ot take the lead with two to go! Sheppard to 3rd...Davenport wins it!

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Other Class

Completed

Time Trials Group 1

2 Laps Completed
Pos. Car Name, Hometown Time Points
1. 76H Jason Hahne Webster City, IA 18.986 0
2. 14 Kyle Berck Marquette, NE 19.029 0
3. 25 Brad Perdue Council Bluffs, IA 19.526 0
4. 58 Dave Eckrich Oxford, IA 19.604 0
5. 24 Bill Leighton Jr. La Vista, NE 19.648 0
6. 1 Jake Neal Omaha, NE 19.735 0
7. 26JR Corey Zeitner Omaha, NE 19.777 0
8. 32C Chad Holladay Muscatine, IA 20.018 0
9. 53 Andrew Kosiski La Vista, NE 20.131 0
10. 07 Matt Ryan Davenport, IA 20.426 0
11. 14D Logan Duffy Independence, IA 20.476 0
12. 99D Darrel DeFrance Marshalltown, IA 20.763 0
Starting Order: 24, 32C, 76H, 99D, 26JR, 14D, 1, 58, 07, 14, 25, 53


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Time Trials Group 2

2 Laps Completed
Pos. Car Name, Hometown Time Points
1. 77 Jeff Aikey Waterloo, IA 18.627 0
2. 99 Jesse Sobbing Glenwood, IA 18.821 0
3. 04 Tad Pospisil Papillion, NE 19.040 0
4. 56 Andy Eckrich Iowa City, IA 19.055 0
5. 22 Charlie McKenna Clear Lake, IA 19.136 0
6. 43 Derrick Stewart Ainsworth, IA 19.714 0
7. 30 Todd Cooney Des Moines, IA 19.985 0
8. 52 Brian Kosiski Papillion, NE 20.023 0
9. 32 Curtis Glover Knoxville, IA 20.239 0
10. 15C Curt Schroeder Ames, IA 20.506 0
11. 5S Jeff Segebart Westside, IA 21.231 0
Starting Order: 43, 30, 32, 5S, 22, 77, 99, 04, 56, 15C, 52


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A main

22 Laps Completed
Pos. Car Name, Hometown Time Points
1. 99 Jesse Sobbing Glenwood, IA No Time 0
2. 77 Jeff Aikey Waterloo, IA No Time 0
3. 76H Jason Hahne Webster City, IA No Time 0
4. 24 Bill Leighton Jr. La Vista, NE No Time 0
5. 56 Andy Eckrich Iowa City, IA No Time 0
6. 58 Dave Eckrich Oxford, IA No Time 0
7. 04 Tad Pospisil Papillion, NE No Time 0
8. 30 Todd Cooney Des Moines, IA No Time 0
9. 52 Brian Kosiski Papillion, NE No Time 0
10. 15C Curt Schroeder Ames, IA No Time 0
11. 99D Darrel DeFrance Marshalltown, IA No Time 0
12. 07 Matt Ryan Davenport, IA No Time 0
13. 5S Jeff Segebart Westside, IA No Time 0
14. 43 Derrick Stewart Ainsworth, IA No Time 0
15. 53 Andrew Kosiski La Vista, NE No Time 0
16. 32 Curtis Glover Knoxville, IA No Time 0
17. 22 Charlie McKenna Clear Lake, IA No Time 0
18. 14D Logan Duffy Independence, IA No Time 0
19. 14 Kyle Berck Marquette, NE No Time 0
20. 1 Jake Neal Omaha, NE No Time 0
21. 26JR Corey Zeitner Omaha, NE No Time 0
22. 25 Brad Perdue Council Bluffs, IA No Time 0
23. 32C Chad Holladay Muscatine, IA No Time 0
Starting Order: 14, 77, 25, 99, 76H, 04, 58, 56, 24, 22, 1, 43, 26JR, 30, 32C, 52, 53, 32, 07, 15C, 14D, 5S, 99D
22 laps, $4,000 to win...Berck leads Aikey, Sobbing, Pospisil and Hahne...Hahne gets by Pospisil for fourth on lap two...Sobbing passes Aikey high in four to take second...Berck into lapped traffic on lap ten...Holladay stops at the halfway point to bring caution...Berck leads Sobbing, Aikey, Hahne, Pospisil, A Eckrich, D Eckrich, Perdue, Neal, Leighton, McKenna, Cooney, B Kosiski, Stewart, Schroeder, Zeitner, Duffy, A Kosiski, DeFrance, Ryan, Glover, Segebart...Berck continues to lead...Berck slams the turn two wall! Looks like a tire went down...Sobbing now leads Aikey, Hahne, Pospisil, Leighton, D Eckrich, A Eckrich, McKenna, Neal, Cooney, B Kosiski, Schroeder, Duffy, Stewart, A Kosiski, DeFrance, Ryan, Glover, Segebart...Neal now pulls off...Sobbing holds them off for his first ever late model win at Knoxville!

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Jonathan Davenport Wins a Thriller at Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals!
Jesse Sobbing Wins with Malvern Bank Super Late Models
by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (September 18, 2022) – Blairsville, Georgia’s Jonathan Davenport was faithful to the high side and it paid off as he made a late race pass to cash in the $50,000 to win 18th Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway Sunday. It was his fourth career win here, and his first Late Model Nationals victory. Jesse Sobbing won the Bob Maschman Memorial for the Malvern Bank Super Late Models in companion action.

It was a bit of a wait for fans in Knoxville, who saw a rain out on Saturday night. After lengthy track preparation, things were in place for great racing.

Davenport led from outside row one in the 50-lap feature, ahead of pole-sitter Bobby Pierce, Tyler Bruening, Earl Pearson Jr. and Ricky Thornton Jr. Thornton moved by Bruening to take fourth on lap two. Davenport entered lapped traffic by the eighth circuit. With most of it hanging low, he tried the high side, only to have Pierce shoot under him to take the point on lap nine.

Justin Zeitner stopped to bring caution at that point. Bruening hit the high side on the restart, challenging the leaders and taking the second spot in the process. Shortly after, Pierce succumbed to possible ignition issues, and Hunter O’Neal slapped the turn one wall, retiring from the event.

Bruening assumed the lead at that point, setting a good pace. He was back into lappers by lap nineteen, but a slowing Ryan Gustin opened up the track for him again. Pearson and Davenport put on a great battle behind the leader, with both ranging high and low on the half-mile.

The leaders were back in traffic with 16 to go. Davenport utilized a slide job in turns three and four with seven to go to capture second from Pearson, while Thornton followed him into third with four to go.

Davenport slowly reeled in Bruening and slid by him with two laps to go in turn one to execute the winning pass. Davenport and Bruening were followed by Brandon Sheppard, who closed late to take third on the final lap. Thornton, Pearson, Ricky Weiss, Shane Clanton, Spencer Hughes, Brandon Overton and Kyle Strickler completed the top ten. Tyler Erb won the B main.

“I just had to go up there (top groove),” said Davenport in Victory Lane. “I didn’t know if there was anything up there. I just had to go up there and clean it off. I kept inching further and further up before I found a little moisture and not crumbs. I made a mistake in lapped traffic early, and I made a mistake picking the wrong line on a restart. I could have fell back to fourth pretty easy. I just got up on the wheel, and we did everything we could. It just feels special to finally come to Knoxville and get one here.”

“I just got beat by the best in the world,” said Bruening of his near miss and $25,000 second place finish. “Just one too many laps. It’s a tough one to get beat, but the car was really good. I didn’t see my guys pointing to the top until it was too late, and I just didn’t know how high to get. I’m a small town boy from Iowa, and we’re racing with the big dogs. I hope we put on a hell of a race for the fans. It was fun up front for the while I was leading it there.”

Bob Maschman Memorial

Kyle Berck led early in the 22-lap Bob Maschman Memorial for the Malvern Bank Super Late Model Series invitational over Jeff Aikey, Jesse Sobbing, Tad Pospisil and Jason Hahne. Hahne quickly moved by Pospisil for fourth. Sobbing used the high side to gain second from Aikey on lap four.

Berck was into lapped traffic by the tenth circuit, but the caution flew for Chad Holladay, who stopped in turn four. Berck looked unstoppable after the restart, but with six laps to go, lost a tire and hit the turn two wall violently. He was uninjured.

Sobbing assumed the lead and was never headed in his quest for $4,000. It was his first win in a late model at Knoxville, adding that to a victory he struck with a sport mod here in 2011. Aikey was second, ahead of Hahne, Leighton and Andy Eckrich. Dave Eckrich, Pospisil, Todd Cooney, Brian Kosiski and Curt Schroeder completed the top ten. Berck and Aikey set quick time over their respective groups.

“I didn’t have anything for Kyle,” said Sobbing in Victory Lane. “It was unfortunate for him to wreck his car like that. I’d say that clean air was huge for how my car handled. I wish somebody was here to celebrate with me, but it’s just me. This is my first win with these guys this year. It’s unfortunate Kyle wrecked. You don’t like to get it like that. It’s huge to win at Knoxville. We have to thank the Maschman family for stepping up with all the money for this race.”

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18th Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals Results

B main (started), 12 Laps, 4:19.0: 1. 1T, Tyler Erb, New Waverly, TX (3); 2. 22H, Daniel Hilsabeck, Earlham, IA (2); 3. 7, Ross Robinson, Georgetown, DE (1); 4. 15, Justin Duty, Molalia, OR (5); 5. 18D, Daulton Wilson, Fayetteville, NC (4); 6. 51, Matt Furman, Iowa City, IA (7) / 7. 53, Andrew Kosiski, La Vista, NE (9); 8. 93, Chad Simpson, Mt. Vernon, IA (11); 9. 6H, Al Humphrey, Giltner, NE (13); 10. 14w, Dustin Walker, Polk, MO (10); 11. 10, Junior Coover, Norfolk, NE (12); 12. 22, Charlie McKenna, Ames, IA (6) DNS – 42, Johnathan Huston, Columbus Junction, IA; 44, Chris Madden, Gaffney, SC; 2s, Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, NM; 99JR, Frank Heckenast Jr., Frankfurt, IL; 56, Chris Spieker, Massena, IA; 18s, Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood, IA; 21, Billy Moyer, Batesville, AR; 33, Nick Marolf, Moscow, IA; 40B, Kyle Bronson, Brandon, FL; 1st, Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, NM

A main, 50 laps, NT: 1. 49, Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, GA (2); 2. 16, Tyler Bruening, Decorah, IA (3); 3. 1, Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL (11); 4. 20RT, Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, AZ (4); 5. 46, Earl Pearson Jr., Jacksonville, FL (5); 6. 7w, Ricky Weiss, Headingley, MB, Can. (14); 7. 25c, Shane Clanton, Zebulon, GA (7); 8. 11, Spencer Hughes, Meridian, MS (15); 9. 76, Brandon Overton, Evans, GA (8); 10. 8, Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, NC (12); 11. 58, Garrett Alberson, Las Cruces, NM (21); 12. 3s, Brian Shirley, Chatham, IL (20); 13. Tyler Erb (25); 14. 18J, Chase Junghans, Manhattan, KS (19); 15. 04, Tad Pospisil, Norfolk, NE (17); 16. Daulton Wilson (29); 17. Daniel Hilsabeck (26); 18. Ross Robinson (27); 19. Justin Duty (28); 20. 32s, Chris Simpson, Oxford, IA (6); 21. 157, Mike Marlar, Winfield, TN (22); 22. 19R, Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, IA (16); 23. 1x, Aaron Marrant, Richmond, MO (18); 24. 29D, Spencer Diercks, Davenport, IA (24); 25. 39, Tim McCreadie, Watertown, NY (9); 26. 32, Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL (1); 27. 71, Hudson O'Neal, Martinsville, IN (13); 28. Matt Furman (30); 29. 62, Justin Zeitner, Malvern, IA (23); 30. 20, Jimmy Owens, Newport, TN (10). Lap Leaders: Davenport 1-8, Pierce 9, Bruening 10-47, Davenport 48-50. Hard-charger: Wilson.

Malvern Bank Super Late Model Series Bob Maschman Memorial Results

Time Trials Group 1 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 76H, Jason Hahne, Webster City, IA (3), 18.986; 2. 14, Kyle Berck, Marquette, NE (10), 19.029; 3. 25, Brad Perdue, Council Bluffs, IA (11), 19.526; 4. 58, Dave Eckrich, Oxford, IA (8), 19.604; 5. 24, Bill Leighton Jr., La Vista, NE (1), 19.648; 6. 1, Jake Neal, Omaha, NE (7), 19.735; 7. 26JR, Corey Zeitner, Omaha, NE (5), 19.777; 8. 32C, Chad Holladay, Muscatine, IA (2), 20.018; 9. 53, Andrew Kosiski, La Vista, NE (12), 20.131; 10. 07, Matt Ryan, Davenport, IA (9), 20.426; 11. 14D, Logan Duffy, Independence, IA (6), 20.476; 12. 99D, Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, IA (4), 20.763

Time Trials Group 2 (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 77, Jeff Aikey, Waterloo, IA (6), 18.627; 2. 99, Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood, IA (7), 18.821; 3. 04, Tad Pospisil, Papillion, NE (8), 19.04; 4. 56, Andy Eckrich, Iowa City, IA (9), 19.055; 5. 22, Charlie McKenna, Clear Lake, IA (5), 19.136; 6. 43, Derrick Stewart, Ainsworth, IA (1), 19.714; 7. 30, Todd Cooney, Des Moines, IA (2), 19.985; 8. 52, Brian Kosiski, Papillion, NE (11), 20.023; 9. 32, Curtis Glover, Knoxville, IA (3), 20.239; 10. 15C, Curt Schroeder, Ames, IA (10), 20.506; 11. 5S, Jeff Segebart, Westside, IA (4), 21.231

A main, 22 Laps, NT: 1. Jesse Sobbing (4); 2. Jeff Aikey (2); 3. Jason Hahne (5); 4. Bill Leighton Jr. (9); 5. Andy Eckrich (8); 6. Dave Eckrich (7); 7. Tad Pospisil (6); 8. Todd Cooney (14); 9. Brian Kosiski (16); 10. Curt Schroeder (20); 11. Darrel DeFrance (23); 12. Matt Ryan (19); 13. Jeff Segebart (22); 14. Derrick Stewart (12); 15. Andrew Kosiski (17); 16. Curtis Glover (18); 17. Charlie McKenna (10); 18. Logan Duffy (21); 19. Kyle Berck (1); 20. Jake Neal (11); 21. Corey Zeitner (13); 22. Brad Perdue (3); 23. Chad Holladay (15). Lap Leaders: Berck 1-16, Sobbing 17-22. Hard-charger: DeFrance.

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