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2023 knoxville  late model nationals


 

ricky Thornton Jr. Completes Weekend Sweep at Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, IA (September 16, 2023) – Ricky Thornton Jr. brought out the broom on Saturday Night at Knoxville Raceway as the current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship leader completed the weekend sweep of the 19th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.

 

It was Thornton’s first win in the crown jewel event as he collected more than $64,000 for the weekend after winning Thursday and Friday night’s preliminary races and the $50,000 finale. Thornton became only the second driver to win all three nights of the Late Model Nationals joining Billy Moyer who did it in 2010.

 

Mike Marlar earned $25,000 for his second-place finish as he was attempting to win his fourth Late Model Knoxville Nationals. Marlar led seven laps of the 75-lap race as he and Thornton traded the lead four times in the first 23 laps of the race.

 

Hudson O’Neal coming off his first World 100 victory at Eldora Speedway last weekend came home in third rounding out the Big River Steel Podium. Jonathan Davenport, the defending race winner, was fourth after starting 18th with Brandon Overton rounding out the top five drivers.

 

Thornton and Iowa native Chad Simpson started on the front row as Thornton sprinted to an early lead over Simpson, who settled into second. Marlar, who started fifth quickly made his way to the front taking over the second spot by lap six from Simpson.

 

Marlar then was able to run down Thornton taking his first lead of the race on lap 11. But two laps later Thornton was back out in front recapturing the lead on lap 13. Thornton and Marlar then continued their battle for the lead as Marlar once again went to the top of the scoring pylon on lap 18.

 

Marlar would hold the lead until Thornton was able to wrestle it from him on lap 23. Kyle Bronson, who had started seventh was using the top line to quickly move into second around Marlar on lap 35. Bronson stayed glued to the top of the racetrack as he held the second position until contact with the wall in turn three on lap 59 resulted in a rollover for the Florida veteran ending his night. Bronson escaped uninjured from the accident.

 

On the restart Thornton had Marlar again behind him, but Thornton was pulling away to a huge advantage when the final caution flew on lap 67 for Ryan Gustin. On the single-file restart Thornton would pull away for the win.

 

The 32-year-old Martinsville, Indiana resident picked up his 20th Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of 2023 and became the 14th different driver to win the event which began in 2004.

 

“It’s awesome honestly, you try to be the best you can I mean it’s been a dream season for me. I didn’t know if we were going to be good enough honestly. I saw [Kyle] Bronson coming and [Christopher] Jayco was telling me to move up. I saw him [Bronson] getting closer and closer and I thought man I’ve got to move up. I don’t know, but after that I drove my heart out and it worked out.” Thornton had to patiently wait through several red and caution flag breaks during the race. “I had big time concerns because you never know. When we got back racing, I tried to get the tires as hot as I could. I figured if mine was going to seal up everyone else’s was too. Hats off to this team they bust their butts.”

 

“It’s pretty cool to have the Lucas Oil season we have had to break’s Scott’s [Bloomquist] season record for wins and to tie Billy [Moyer] for sweeping the weekend, he is the greatest of all-time in our sport. It’s pretty awesome. I think we are going to celebrate and get right back to work for Brownstown next weekend.”

 

Marlar, who had won three out of the last seven Late Model Knoxville Nationals had one last shot at Thornton after a caution with 13 laps to go, but could not stay with Thornton as the winner went on for a 4.781 seconds advantage over the Tennessee racer at the end.

 

“The only thing up my sleeve I had left was that last restart. He [Thornton] went where I wanted him to, but he kind of slid up a little early in the corner and I couldn’t get that run I wanted to. He was better. He deserves to win, early on I passed him twice and he passed me back and drove away. You can’t blame the man for that. He done a good job. He is on a hot streak and his team is really doing good right now. He’s the man to beat, but we’re close though. I love Knoxville, you can use the whole track; you can race all over it. I thought it was a really good race. I love coming up here and, the fans are awesome.”

 

O’Neal, who remains second in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series points came from tenth to third in the final rundown. “I felt like I had something a little bit for them. I just couldn’t quite get a good enough run leaving the corner to get close enough to be able to clear him [Marlar]. I could get off there and get to his door, but that was about the extent of it. Man, we’ll take it. We had a trying week all week. We didn’t have the greatest of nights in our prelims, but I felt like we made gains all weekend long which is what I am really proud of.”

 

The winner’s Todd and Vickie Burns-owned, Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by Big River Steel, Coltman Farms, Hoker Trucking, Sub-Surface of Indiana, Dyno One, Inc., West Side Tractor Sales Company, Certified Inspection Service Company, Inc., Sunoco Race Fuels, Bilstein Shocks, Midwest Sheet Metal, Excel Floor Covering, and Murty Farms

 

Completing the top ten were Chase Junghans, Brian Shirley, Devin Moran, Tim McCreadie, and Brandon Sheppard.


 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 

Race Summary 

Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, IA


 

Fast Shafts B-Main Race #1 Finish (15 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): 1. 62-Justin Zeitner[1]; 2. 39-Tim McCreadie[2]; 3. 7-Ross Robinson[4]; 4. 48-Tim Lance[3]; 5. 51-Matt Furman[6]; 6. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[11]; 7. 17-Tim Simpson[8]; 8. D45-Dan Battaglia[9]; 9. 7W-Ricky Weiss[5]; 10. 21M-Luke Merfeld[12]; 11. 1X-Aaron Marrant[10]; 12. 99B-Boom Briggs[7]; 13. 10W-Junior Coover[14]; 14. 6-Al Humphrey[13]


 

Knoxville Late Model Nationals Feature Finish (75 Laps):

Race Statistics  

Entrants: 41

Terminal Maintenance & Construction Pole Sitter: Ricky Thornton, Jr.

Lap Leaders: Ricky Thornton, Jr. (Laps 1-10); Mike Marlar (Lap 11-12); Ricky Thornton, Jr. (Laps 13-17); Mike Marlar (Laps 18-22); Ricky Thornton, Jr. (Laps 23-75)

Wieland Feature Winner: Ricky Thornton, Jr.

Arizona Sport Shirts Crown Jewel Cup Feature Winner: Ricky Thornton, Jr.

Brandon Ford TV Challenge Feature Winner: Ricky Thornton, Jr.

Margin of Victory: 4.781 seconds 

Gorsuch Performance Solutions Cautions: Spencer Hughes (Lap 27); Daulton Wilson (Lap 40); Chris Ferguson, Daulton Wilson, Tyler Bruening, Cory Hedgecock (Lap 40 Restart); Kyle Bronson (Lap 59); Ryan Gustin (Lap 67)

Series Provisionals: Boom Briggs

Fast Time Provisional: n/a

Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a

Track Provisional: n/a

Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Ricky Thornton, Jr., Mike Marlar, Hudson O’Neal

Penske Shocks Top 5: Ricky Thornton, Jr., Mike Marlar, Hudson O’Neal, Jonathan Davenport, Brandon Overton

Todd Steel Buildings Hard Charger of the Race: Tim McCreadie (Advanced 17 Positions) 

Wilwood Brakes Lucky 7th Place Feature: Brian Shirley

Deatherage Opticians Lucky 13th Place Feature: Chad Simpson

Earnhardt Technologies Most Laps Led: Ricky Thornton, Jr. (68 Laps) 

Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Ricky Thornton, Jr.

Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Ricky Thornton, Jr. 

O’Reilly Auto Parts Rookie of the Race: Max Blair 

Etchberger Trucking Fastest Lap of the Race: Chad Simpson (Lap 3 – 18.689 seconds) 

MD3 Tough Break of the Race: Kyle Bronson

Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Anthony Burroughs (Ricky Thornton, Jr.) 

ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Race Engines

Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis

Dirt DraftFastest in Hot Laps: Ross Robinson (17.244 seconds)

Time of Race: 60 minutes 12 seconds 


 

Big River Steel Chase for the Championship Presented by ARP Point Standings:

 


Thornton Goes Back-to-Back in Knoxville Prelims

 

 

KNOXVILLE, IA (September 15, 2023) – Ricky Thornton Jr. made it back-to-back in preliminary features at Knoxville Raceway as he led wire-to-wire in the 25-lap $7,000-to-win event on Friday night. The win was his 19th of the season for the Martinsville, Indiana racer and former Iowa resident.

 

Thornton will try to become only the second driver in the history of the Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals to sweep the weekend if he can capture the 75-lap A-Main on Saturday night. Billy Moyer is the only driver to do so in 2010.

 

Chad Simpson, the current Lucas Oil MLRA points leader finished in second followed by 12th place starter Devin Moran who rounded out the Big River Steel Podium in third. Brandon Overton, who ran as high as second in the race was fourth with Kyle Bronson completing the top five drivers.

 

Thornton jumped to the lead at the start of the race and the only time he was slowed was for the lone caution of the race with 16 laps complete. Chad Simpson held the second spot for 24 of the 25 laps as the only time he didn’t was when Overton got by him on lap 16, before the caution came out. On the restart Overton fell back to fifth which allowed Simpson and two other drivers to get by. Overton was able to get by Bronson on the final lap to salvage fourth.

 

It was Thornton’s 24th Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of his career as he looks to complete a possible $64,000 weekend out of a $262,000 total purse. Thornton’s winning margin was a convincing 3.815 seconds when the checkers flew.

 

“I didn’t know if I needed to stay around the top. I got to [Todd] Cooney and [Daniel] Hilsabeck and I went to the bottom, and I felt like I made a better lap, but [Christopher] Jayco said lap time wise I was better where I was. It’s cool to win on Burroughs’ [crew chief Anthony] birthday so hopefully we will party a little bit tonight. We were thinking about just testing earlier tonight after last night, but we were going for it. We went with a completely different set-up from last night and I think we picked up a little bit of speed there. I think we know what we need to do tomorrow.”

 

Chad Simpson, who won a preliminary night race in 2015, took back the second spot from Overton after a lap 17 restart. “We were chasing it all night long last night we chased it early tonight, but everything then fell through and the car got good. We started so deep then tonight we put ourselves in a good position we timed better and raced better,” said the three-time and reigning Lucas Oil LMRA champion. “Man there at the end of that race I was really good, so we can go a little longer tomorrow night and see what happens. It would be awesome to win here tomorrow night. To be honest with you it’s probably the best feeling race car we have had in a long time. So, it’s exciting and we are pumped up, that’s what we come here for.”

 

Moran, who comes into the weekend sixth in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series standings rallied from his outside sixth row starting spot to take third. “You’ve got to drive hard every lap you know. It’s obviously not like Volusia, but these big half-miles, you’ve got to hit the grip. I love racing on these kinds of tracks. This place is awesome, it was a lot of fun tonight. We’ve got to conserve ourselves tomorrow night you can’t drive that hard for 75 laps around here, we need to stay in the top five,” said the Ohio native who is making just his second start at Knoxville. He finished fourth in 2019 in his only other appearance at the Marion County Fairgrounds track.

 

The winner’s Todd and Vickie Burns-owned, Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by Big River Steel, Hoker Trucking, Coltman Farms, Sub-Surface of Indiana, Dyno One, Inc., West Side Tractor Sales Company, D&E Outside Services, Certified Inspection Service Company, Inc., Sunoco Race Fuels, Bilstein Shocks, Midwest Sheet Metal, Excel Floor Covering, and Murty Farms.

 

Completing the top ten were Daulton Wilson, Spencer Hughes, Brandon Sheppard, Hudson O’Neal, and Ryan Gustin.


 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 

Race Summary 

Knoxville Late Model Nationals | Prelim Night 2

Friday, September 15, 2023

Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, IA


 

Allstar Performance Time Trials

Fast Time Group A: Brian Shirley | 17.294 seconds (overall)

Fast Time Group B: Brandon Overton | 17.344 seconds


 

Penske Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 5 Transfer): 1. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[4]; 2. 58-Garrett Alberson[1]; 3. 22F-Chris Ferguson[3]; 4. 19R-Ryan Gustin[5]; 5. 30-Todd Cooney[2]; 6. 8S-Brian Shirley[6]; 7. 7W-Ricky Weiss[8]; 8. 39-Tim McCreadie[7]; 9. 1X-Aaron Marrant[9]; 10. 10W-Junior Coover[10]


 

Summit Racing Products Heat Race #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 5 Transfer): 1. 1H-Hudson O'Neal[3]; 2. 25-Chad Simpson[5]; 3. 157-Mike Marlar[6]; 4. 98-Cory Hedgecock[7]; 5. 1T-Tyler Erb[2]; 6. 22-Daniel Hilsabeck[8]; 7. 32-Chris Simpson[4]; 8. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[9]; 9. 17-Tim Simpson[1]; 10. 22M-Charlie McKenna[10]


 

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (12 Laps, Top 5 Transfer): 1. B5-Brandon Sheppard[1]; 2. 111B-Max Blair[2]; 3. 11-Spencer Hughes[5]; 4. 16-Tyler Bruening[4]; 5. 4-Brandon Overton[6]; 6. 49-Jonathan Davenport[3]; 7. 62-Justin Zeitner[7]; 8. 51-Matt Furman[8]; 9. 21M-Luke Merfeld[9]; 10. (DNS) 6-Al Humphrey


 

AP1 Insurance Heat Race #4 Finish (12 Laps, Top 5 Transfer): 1. 46-Earl Pearson Jr[2]; 2. 99-Devin Moran[3]; 3. 18-Chase Junghans[1]; 4. 40B-Kyle Bronson[6]; 5. 18D-Daulton Wilson[5]; 6. 21-Billy Moyer Sr[4]; 7. 7-Ross Robinson[7]; 8. D45-Dan Battaglia[9]; 9. 99B-Boom Briggs[8]


 

Fast Shafts B-Main Race #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): 1. 8S-Brian Shirley[1]; 2. 22-Daniel Hilsabeck[2]; 3. 7W-Ricky Weiss[3]; 4. 39-Tim McCreadie[5]; 5. 32-Chris Simpson[4]; 6. 1X-Aaron Marrant[7]; 7. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[6]; 8. 10W-Junior Coover[9]; 9. (DNS) 17-Tim Simpson; 10. (DNS) 22M-Charlie McKenna


 

UNOH B-Main Race #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[1]; 2. 62-Justin Zeitner[3]; 3. 7-Ross Robinson[4]; 4. 51-Matt Furman[5]; 5. 21-Billy Moyer Sr[2]; 6. D45-Dan Battaglia[6]; 7. 99B-Boom Briggs[8]; 8. 21M-Luke Merfeld[7]; 9. (DNS) 6-Al Humphrey


 

Knoxville Late Model Nationals | Prelim Night 2 Feature Finish (25 Laps):

Race Statistics  

Entrants: 39

Terminal Maintenance & Construction Pole Sitter: Ricky Thornton, Jr.

Lap Leaders: Ricky Thornton, Jr. (Laps 1-25) 

Wieland Feature Winner: Ricky Thornton, Jr.

rizona Sport Shirts Crown Jewel Cup Feature Winner: n/a

Brandon Ford TV Challenge Feature Winner: n/a

Margin of Victory: 3.815 seconds 

Gorsuch Performance Solutions Cautions: n/a

Series Provisionals: n/a

Fast Time Provisional: n/a

Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a

Track Provisional: n/a

Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Ricky Thornton, Jr., Chad Simpson, Devin Moran

Penske Shocks Top 5: Ricky Thornton, Jr., Chad Simpson, Devin Moran, Brandon Overton, Kyle Bronson

Todd Steel Buildings Hard Charger of the Race: Brandon Sheppard (Advanced 10 Positions) 

Wilwood Brakes Lucky 7th Place Feature: Spencer Hughes

Deatherage Opticians Lucky 13th Place Feature: Chase Junghans

Earnhardt Technologies Most Laps Led: Ricky Thornton, Jr. (25 Laps) 

Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Ricky Thornton, Jr.

Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Ricky Thornton, Jr. 

O’Reilly Auto Parts Rookie of the Race: Max Blair 

Etchberger Trucking Fastest Lap of the Race: Ricky Thornton, Jr. (Lap 2 – 18.358 seconds) 

MD3 Tough Break of the Race: Tim Simpson

Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Anthony Burroughs (Ricky Thornton, Jr.) 

ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Race Engines

Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis

Dirt DraftFastest in Hot Laps: Jonathan Davenport (17.083 seconds)

Time of Race: 11 minutes 27 seconds


 

Fast Shafts B-Main Line-Up (15 Laps, Top-6 Transfer):

Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals A-Main Line-Up (75 Laps):


Thornton’s Last Lap Pass Nets Knoxville Preliminary Victory

KNOXVILLE, IA (September 14, 2023) – Ricky Thornton Jr. made a last lap pass for the win on Thursday night at Knoxville Raceway. Thornton, the current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Chase for the Championship leader went by Brandon Overton on the white flag lap and went on to score his 18th series win of the season.

 

It was the first of three nights of racing that will conclude on Saturday night with the 19th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals paying $50,000 to win out of a $196,000 feature purse. 

 

The 25-lap preliminary night feature saw four different race leaders. Daulton Wilson, who led 19 laps, the most during the race, edged out Overton at the finish line for second. Overton was third followed by Devin Moran and 3-time Late Model Knoxville Nationals winner, Mike Marlar.

 

Wilson powered to the lead at the start of the $7,000 to win preliminary feature and opened an advantage over Jonathan Davenport, the defending race winner. Those two ran first and second until Davenport went to the outside on lap 17 to take over the race lead. Unfortunately, Davenport got to high exiting turn four and got into the front stretch guardrail which sent him hard into the turn one wall ending his night. 

 

When the race resumed Wilson was back out in the lead and would hold the point until lap 21 when Overton, who had started 11th on the grid, moved to second. Overton was one of the fastest cars on the track as he moved by Wilson for the lead on lap 21. Overton looked to be on his way to his first Knoxville victory as he opened up a three to four car length lead, but Wilson and Thornton started to close the gap and as the trio took the white flag it would be a three-car battle for the win.

 

Thornton would come from third to second on the white flag lap as then moments later he passed Overton to take his first and only lead of the race to win by 0.517 seconds over Wilson and 0.520 seconds ahead of Overton.

 

Thornton, whose only previous win at Knoxville was in 2018 in a Harris Clash race for modifieds, went to Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the 23rd time in his career. The victory was special for Thornton who lived a little over an hour away in Adel, Iowa for a few years.

 

“It’s awesome to win here at Knoxville, whether it’s a prelim race or not all the best drivers are here so, to be able to do it from eighth, it’s like we never passed any cars. I think after tonight it should put us in a good position for Saturday. Hopefully we can do it. I have a lot of wins here in Iowa. I think it’s my second Knoxville win, so we want that big Knoxville win.”  

 

Wilson continues to get closer to his first career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory came home in second after leading the most laps. “We got up there in those lapped cars and when you are out front you really don’t know where the racetrack is at. I thought that middle looked like it was coming back around. You just can’t leave that bottom; we fell back and then I thought we had a chance for the lead coming to the white and I overshot the corner down there, but we’re hanging around the front, we are learning a lot, getting better, and if we keep putting ourselves in this position maybe we will be up there soon getting our picture taken.”

 

Overton rounded out the Big River Steel Podium in third. “I went with a two compound on the right front and both of them had three’s on the right front. I just worked my right front way too hard to get around Daulton on the top. So, we’ll take it. I didn’t think I was going to get up that far. It was a good run for us. Shoot Ricky’s running good and so is Daulton so just to be up there with them, we’ll take it.”

 

The winner’s Todd and Vickie Burns-owned, SSI Motorsports, Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by Big River Steel, Hoker Trucking, Coltman Farms, Sub-Surface of Indiana, Dyno One Inc., West Side Tractor Sales Company, D&E Outside Services, Certified Inspection Service Company, Inc., Sunoco Race Fuels, Bilstein Shocks, Midwest Sheet Metal, Excel Floor Covering, and Murty Farms.

 

Completing the top ten were Chris Ferguson, Tyler Erb, Ryan Gustin, Brandon Sheppard, and Earl Pearson Jr.


 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 

Race Summary 

Knoxville Late Model Nationals | Prelim Night 1

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, IA


 

Allstar Performance Time Trials

Fast Time Group A: Mike Marlar | 17.109 seconds (overall)

Fast Time Group B: Ricky Thornton, Jr. | 17.396 seconds


 

Penske Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 5 Transfer): 1. 111B-Max Blair[3]; 2. 99-Devin Moran[5]; 3. 8S-Brian Shirley[4]; 4. 157-Mike Marlar[6]; 5. 1T-Tyler Erb[1]; 6. 32-Chris Simpson[2]; 7. 21-Billy Moyer Sr[8]; 8. 21M-Luke Merfeld[9]; 9. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[10]; 10. 99B-Boom Briggs[7]


 

Summit Racing Products Heat Race #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 5 Transfer): 1. 22F-Chris Ferguson[6]; 2. 18-Chase Junghans[1]; 3. 40B-Kyle Bronson[3]; 4. 4-Brandon Overton[4]; 5. 18D-Daulton Wilson[5]; 6. 58-Garrett Alberson[2]; 7. 7-Ross Robinson[9]; 8. 6-Al Humphrey[10]; 9. 21B-Rich Bell[8]; 10. (DNS) 22M-Charlie McKenna


 

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (12 Laps, Top 5 Transfer): 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[5]; 2. B5-Brandon Sheppard[3]; 3. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[6]; 4. 46-Earl Pearson Jr[4]; 5. 22-Daniel Hilsabeck[2]; 6. 62-Justin Zeitner[7]; 7. 39-Tim McCreadie[8]; 8. 48-Tim Lance[9]; 9. 10W-Junior Coover[10]; 10. 7W-Ricky Weiss[1]


 

AP1 Insurance Heat Race #4 Finish (12 Laps, Top 5 Transfer): 1. 25-Chad Simpson[3]; 2. 11-Spencer Hughes[4]; 3. 19R-Ryan Gustin[2]; 4. 16-Tyler Bruening[1]; 5. 1H-Hudson O'Neal[6]; 6. 98-Cory Hedgecock[7]; 7. 51-Matt Furman[9]; 8. 30-Todd Cooney[5]; 9. 1X-Aaron Marrant[8]; 10. 17-Tim Simpson[10]


 

Fast Shafts B-Main Race #1 Finish (15 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): 1. 32-Chris Simpson[1]; 2. 21-Billy Moyer Sr[3]; 3. 58-Garrett Alberson[2]; 4. 7-Ross Robinson[4]; 5. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[7]; 6. 99B-Boom Briggs[9]; 7. 6-Al Humphrey[6]; 8. 21M-Luke Merfeld[5]; 9. 22M-Charlie McKenna[10]; 10. (DNS) 21B-Rich Bell


 

UNOH B-Main Race #2 Finish (15 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): 1. 39-Tim McCreadie[3]; 2. 48-Tim Lance[5]; 3. 30-Todd Cooney[6]; 4. 62-Justin Zeitner[1]; 5. 7W-Ricky Weiss[9]; 6. 51-Matt Furman[4]; 7. 98-Cory Hedgecock[2]; 8. 1X-Aaron Marrant[8]; 9. 17-Tim Simpson[10]; 10. 10W-Junior Coover[7]


 

Knoxville Late Model Nationals | Prelim Night 1 Feature Finish (25 Laps):

Race Statistics  

Entrants: 40

Terminal Maintenance & Construction Pole Sitter: Daulton Wilson

Lap Leaders: Daulton Wilson (Laps 1-20); Brandon Overton (Laps 21-24); Ricky Thornton, Jr. (Lap 25) 

Wieland Feature Winner: Ricky Thornton, Jr.

Arizona Sport Shirts Crown Jewel Cup Feature Winner: n/a

Brandon Ford TV Challenge Feature Winner: n/a

Margin of Victory: 0.518 seconds 

Gorsuch Performance Solutions Cautions: Jonathan Davenport (Lap 17); Hudson O’Neal (Laps 22)

Series Provisionals: n/a

Fast Time Provisional: n/a

Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a

Track Provisional: n/a

Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Ricky Thornton, Jr., Daulton Wilson, Brandon Overton

Penske Shocks Top 5: Ricky Thornton, Jr., Daulton Wilson, Brandon Overton, Devin Moran, Mike Marlar

Todd Steel Buildings Hard Charger of the Race: Tyler Erb (Advanced 11 Positions) 

Wilwood Brakes Lucky 7th Place Feature: Tyler Erb

Deatherage Opticians Lucky 13th Place Feature: Spencer Hughes

Earnhardt Technologies Most Laps Led: (Laps) 

Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Ricky Thornton, Jr.

Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Ricky Thornton, Jr. 

O’Reilly Auto Parts Rookie of the Race: Max Blair 

Etchberger Trucking Fastest Lap of the Race: Jonathan Davenport (Lap 10 – 18.215 seconds) 

MD3 Tough Break of the Race: Jonathan Davenport

Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Anthony Burroughs (Ricky Thornton, Jr.) 

ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Racing Engines

Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis

Dirt DraftFastest in Hot Laps: Jonathan Davenport (17.484 seconds)

Time of Race: 16 minutes 50 seconds


 

Knoxville Late Model Nationals Prelim Points Breakdown – Night 1:

 

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