Knoxville Raceway results from the Late Model Nationals on September 13th, 2018 featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Tonight, the three-day weekend will begin in Knoxville, Iowa. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series has unloaded at Knoxville Raceway.
View full 2018 Late Model Nationals Results below.
Qualifying – Report
Scott Bloomquist is quickest overall.
Heat 1 (A) – Report
Jeremiah Hurst and Jesse Stovall set the front row in heat race number one. Green, they run even into turn one. Hurst noses ahead on the bottom. Stovall gets the power down around the top. They run even off turn two. Stovall takes the lead into turn three.
Stovall is driving away.
Lap 7, Hurst is smoking. It goes away on the straights. It’s likely a tire rub. But, Zeigler and McCreadie are closing on him.
Final lap, Stovall is gone. Hurst is smoking worse and they’re all over him for 2nd. He makes it across the line, holding 2nd.
Stovall wins the first heat race of the Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals!
Heat 2 (A) – Report
Jimmy Mars and Chase Junghans trail the pace truck ahead of heat race number two. Green, Mars is on the gas early. Too early, false jump.
Green, they’re even at the line and even into turn one. Junghans powers to the lead on the outside of turn two.
Mars runs the bottom. He pulls to the inside in turn three. Mars gets him into turn 1. Junghans is under pressure from Billy Moyer.
Lap 7, Junghans slips off the bottom in turn one. Moyer drives right by and begins running down the leader.
Lap 9, Moyer is slow off turn four! The caution is out. O’Neal takes over 3rd, he started in 8th.
Green, Mars leads. O’Neal slips off the bottom in turn one, he falls to 4th.
Final lap, Mars is slow! He dropping quick. Chase Junghans takes the lead and the win!
Heat 3 (A) – Report
Dave Eckrich and Austin Rettig will lead them to the starting line for heat three. Green, Rettig is on the brakes hard to catch the cushion in turn one. Eckrich is clear on the bottom.
Lap 2, Rettig missed the bottom. He slides up the hill as a car jumps over his nose. The caution is out.
Green, Eckrich leads. Pearson is burried in the field but they run side by side in front if him. As they single out, Pearson drives by.
Lap 9, Pearson is all over Heckenast Jr for 2nd. He drives by on the outside but Hecknast fights back. Heckenast retakes the position. Pearson pulls even once more. Heckenast holds him off.
Eckrich wins the final heat in group A!
Heat 1 (B) – Report
Rob Toland and Mike Fryer line up on the front row for heat one in group B. Green, Toland leads on the bottom. Fryer is on his back bumper. Fryer slips as the quick time cars are racing through the field.
Pierce works the top. He moves to the bottom and takes the lead off turn two.
Lap 9, Bloomquist runs 3rd. He started on the second to last row. Bloomquist is around for 2nd.
He’s going to run out of time. Pierce takes the win in the first heat for group B!
Heat 2 (B) – Report
Gregg Satterlee and Jay Johnson set row one for heat two. Green, Satterlee leads on the bottom. Birkhofer takes 2nd.
Lap 2, Birkhofer looks low on Satterlee into turn one. He clear him off turn two.
Lap 8, Clanton is coming in a hurry with Owens on his trail. They’re both all over Satterlee for 2nd.
Lap 10, Clanton is around Satterlee on the outside. Owens follows him through. Satterlee falls outside a transfer position.
Brian Birkhofer cruises to the win in heat two of group B.
Heat 3 (B) – Report
Morgan Bagley and Jared Landers line up first in the final heat race of the night. Green, Landers leads by several car lengths into turn 1.
Davenport is looking low on Bagley for 2nd. Bagley shuts the door. Davenport moves to the top. He clears him off turn four and begins running down Landers.
Lap 6, Landers and Davenport both run the cushion. Davenport is closing. He climbs to within 5 car lengths. Davenport drops to the bottom. That didn’t work, he lost ground. Back to the top.
Landers takes the win in the final heat race of the night!
Main Event – Report
Mason Zeigler and Tyler Erb trail the pace truck ahead of the 25 lap main event. 4 wide salute and we’re off. The race winner will pocket $7,000 and the all-important points for the weekend.
Green flag, they run even into turn one. Zeigler noses ahead on the bottom. Zeigler is clear off turn two.
Simpson and Erb fight for space off turn four. Simpson take the position.
Lap 3, Simpson has caught the leader. He’s got a run off turn two. Zeigler shuts the door. Simpson takes it to the top in turn three. He’s clear by three car lengths in turn four.
Slow car in turn two. The caution is out. They’ll revert to the last lap.
Green, Zeigler leads. Simpson is on his bumper and running the middle of the track. Tyler Erb slips by on the bottom.
Lap 8, Simpson is fading. The split him high and low. Smoker on the front, the caution is back out. Simpson will get those spots back.
Green, Zeigler leads. Tyler Erb runs 2nd. He makes a run at him on the bottom. Zeigler holds him off.
Lap 16, Tyler Erb is closing quick. Erb cuts to the bottom in turn three. He clears him off turn four as Zeigler has to check up. Simpson takes 2nd.
Lap 18, The caution is out.
Green, Simpson and Erb run side by side through turn 1. Shane Clanton jumps the cushion. Clanton loses a ton of positions. Erb clears Simpson.
Tyler Erb drives away from the field. He wins night one of the Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals at Knoxville Raceway!
View full 2018 Knoxville Raceway results below.
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Late Model Nationals Results
September 13, 2018
Heat 1 – Results (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Jesse Stovall; 2. Jeremiah Hurst; 3. Mason Zeigler; 4. Tim McCreadie; 5. Brandon Sheppard; 6. Josh Richards; 7. Tyler Bruening; 8. Spencer Diercks; 9. Brent Larson; 10. Jonathan Brauns;
Heat 2 – Results (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Chase Junghans; 2. Chris Simpson; 3. Jimmy Mars; 4. Mike Mataragas; 5. Don O’Neal; 6. Jake Neal; 7. Dennis Erb Jr; 8. Justin Zeitner; 9. Billy Moyer; 10. Junior Coover;
Heat 3 – Results (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Dave Eckrich; 2. Frank Heckenast Jr; 3. Earl Pearson Jr; 4. Matt Furman; 5. Darrell Lanigan; 6. Chris Spieker; 7. Jason Feger; 8. Austin Rettig; 9. Joel Callahan;
Heat 4 – Results (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Bobby Pierce; 2. Scott Bloomquist; 3. Tyler Erb; 4. Brandon Overton; 5. Rob Toland; 6. Joey Moriarty; 7. Mike Fryer; 8. JC Wyman; 9. Zach McMillan; 10. AL Humphrey;
Heat 5 – Results (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Brian Birkhofer; 2. Shane Clanton; 3. Jimmy Owens; 4. Gregg Satterlee; 5. Kyle Bronson; 6. Brian Shirley; 7. Scott James; 8. Jay Johnson; 9. Justin Duty;
Heat 6 – Results (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Jared Landers; 2. Jonathan Davenport; 3. Chad Simpson; 4. Shannon Babb; 5. Nick Marolf; 6. Morgan Bagley; 7. Ricky Thornton Jr; 8. Scott Ward; 9. Lyle Zanker;
C Main – Results (12 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): 1. Tyler Bruening; 2. Ricky Thornton Jr; 3. Scott James; 4. Dennis Erb Jr; 5. Jason Feger; 6. Scott Ward; 7. Spencer Diercks; 8. Justin Duty; 9. Justin Zeitner; 10. Zach McMillan; 11. Austin Rettig; 12. Jay Johnson; 13. Brent Larson; 14. Jonathan Brauns; 15. Joel Callahan; 16. Lyle Zanker; 17. Al Humphrey; 18. Mike Fryer; 19. Junior Coover; 20. JC Wyman; 21. Billy Moyer;
B Main 2 – Results (15 Laps – Top 6 Transfer): 1. Brandon Sheppard; 2. Kyle Bronson; 3. Shannon Babb; 4. Brandon Overton; 5. Josh Richards; 6. Don O’Neal; 7. Darrell Lanigan; 8. Brian Shirley; 9. Joey Moriarty; 10. Tim McCreadie; 11. Jake Neal; 12. Gregg Satterlee; 13. Ricky Thornton Jr; 14. Matt Furman; 15. Chris Spieker; 16. Rob Toland; 17. Mike Mataragas; 18. Nick Marolf; 19. Scott James; 20. Morgan Bagley; 21. Dennis Erb Jr; 22. Tyler Bruening;
Main Event – Results ($7,000 to win):
1. Tyler Erb | $7,000
2. Earl Pearson Jr | $4,000
3. Chad Simpson | $3,000
4. Jimmy Owens | $2,000
5. Frank Heckenast Jr | $1,500
6. Scott Bloomquist | $1,000
7. Brandon Sheppard | $900
8. Chase Junghans | $800
9. Chris Simpson | $700
10. Mason Zeigler | $600
11. Brian Birkhofer | $580
12. Brandon Overton | $560
13. Jonathan Davenport | $540
14. Jimmy Mars | $520
15. Don O’Neal | $500
16. Shane Clanton | $490
17. Josh Richards | $480
18. Shannon Babb | $470
19. Dave Eckrich | $460
20. Jared Landers | $450
21. Bobby Pierce | $440
22. Jesse Stovall | $430
23. Kyle Bronson | $410
24. Jeremiah Hurst | $400
Lap Leaders: Mason Zeigler (Laps 1 – 16); Tyler Erb (17 – 25)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Tyler Erb
Margin of Victory: 2.244 seconds
Cautions: Jeremiah Hurst (Lap 3), Kyle Bronson (Lap 8), Bobby Pierce (Lap 18)
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Brandon Sheppard (Advanced 12 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Brandon Overton
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Earl Pearson Jr.
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Mason Zeigler
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Garrett Alberson (Earl Pearson Jr.
Fastest Lap of the Race: Shane Clanton (Lap #15 – 18.823 seconds)
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Mason Zeigler (16 Laps)
Dirty Girl Racewear Farthest Traveler: Kyle Bronson
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Mason Zeigler
Time of Race: 18 minutes 14 seconds
Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals Points
|Car #||Name||Night #1|
|1||Earl Pearson, Jr.||488|
|99JR||Frank Heckenast, Jr.||473|
|20RT||Ricky Thornton Jr.||392|
|28||Dennis Erb, Jr.||366|