Knoxville Raceway results from the Late Model Nationals on September 14th, 2018 featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Tonight, the dirt late model racing show resumes in Knoxville, Iowa. Night two of the 2018 Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals is set to get underway.
View full 2018 Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals results below.
Qualifying – Report
Scott Bloomquist is quickest at the conclusion of hot laps. He turned a 17.943.
Mason Zeigler will go to a backup car. Smoke started coming out of the back of his machine on his qualifying lap.
Heat 1 (Group A) – Report
Brent Larson and Matt Furman set the front row for the first heat race of the night. Green, they run three wide into turn one as Birkhofer looks low on row one, false start.
Green, Larson leads on the bottom into turn one. Furman slots into 2nd.
Lap 3, Furman looks low into turn 1. He’s clear. Birkhofer has fallen to 6th.
Lap 10, Larson is slipping through the field.
Furman drives off to take the win in the first heat race of the night at Knoxville Raceway!
Heat 2 (Group A) – Report
Rob Toland and Brian Shirley will lead then to the first stand in heat race number two. Green, they run even into turn one. Toland is off the throttle in the middle of the corner, Shirley powers by on the outside. Moyer to 2nd.
Lap 3, Moyer is looking for the lead into turn one. New leader, Billy Moyer. Davenport moves around Shirley, he sets sight on the leader.
Final lap, Davenport has closed to within 5 car lengths. He’s going to come up short.
Billy Moyer takes the win in heat two!
Heat 3 (Group A) – Report
Mike Fryer and Scott Ward trail the pace truck ahead of heat race number three. Green, Ward leads off turn two on the outside.
Landers jumps the cushion. He loses a spot.
Lap 6, Ward leads Jeremiah Hurst by 3 car lengths. Hurst closes that gap, he’s on his bumper.
Final lap, Hurst is trying to get it done on the bottom. He’s going to come up short as he can’t compete with the high side momentum off the corner.
Scott Ward wins the final heat in group A!
Heat 1 (Group B) – Report
Austin Rettig and Morgan Bagley set row one for the first heat in group B. Green, it’s a slow start. McCreadie moves to the inside early but doesn’t make a run at the front row. Bagley powers by on the outside off turn two.
Lap 2, Rettig looks to the inside into turn three. He’s clear off turn four.
Lap 4, Rettig leads McCreadie and Bloomquist.
McCreadie closed the gap quickly but he’s stalled out. Rettig has begin to open the gap back up.
Final lap, there’s a slow car in turn three. The caution is out.
Green, McCreadie heads for the top into turn one. Bloomquist drives by on the bottom.
Final lap, Bloomquist is working the top. Rettig runs the bottom. Bloomquist is at his right rear off turn four. Rettig leaves him room on the outside.
They’re in a drag race to the finish line. Bloomquist wins it by inches!
Heat 2 (Group B) – Report
Bobby Pierce and Gregg Satterlee will lead them to the starting line in the second heat of group B. Green, Pierce gets the jump. He opens up to a three car length lead off turn two.
Jimmy Mars is around Satterlee for 2nd. Lap 3, Pierce gets tight off turn four. Pierce lifts and Mars closes another car length.
Lap 9, Pierce has opened the gap back up.
Bobby Pierce takes the win in heat two of group B!
Heat 3 (Group B) – Report
Lyle Zanker and Justin Duty trail the pace truck ahead of the final heat race of the night. Green, Duty gets the jump. He’s clear into turn one. Zanker hits the cushion and powers to the lead off turn two.
Duty fights back, he retakes the lead. Zanker is falling through the field.
Ricky Thornton Jr is closing on the leader. Don O’Neal and Jimmy Owens are closing on them quick. O’Neal to 2nd and Owens to 3rd.
Lap 9, O’Neal has a look on the inside. Lap 10, O’Neal has another look. Owens gets them both! Owens leads off turn two.
Final lap, Don O’Neal is all over Owens down the back stretch. O’Neal looks to the bottom into turn three. They run even off turn four.
It’s another drag race to the line. Don O’Neal wins by 12 inches on the inside!
Main Event – Report
Tyler Bruening and Frank Heckenast Jr set the front row for tonight’s 25-lap main event. Four wide salute for the Iowa crowd and we’re off.
Green flag, Heckenast leads by 4 car lengths in turn two. They run 3 wide for 2nd. The caution is out, there’s a car around in turn two.
Green, Bruening gets the jump on the Bottom. Heckenast heads to the top and Davenport runs the middle. Three wide for the lead off turn two. Davenport noses ahead into turn three.
The caution is out as Rettig is slow on track. Bloomquist heads to the pit area. Heckenast will lead them to the restart.
Green, Davenport hits the gas on the cushion. He’s got a run into turn one. Davenport cuts to the bottom. He pulls even with Heckenast but the #99 powers to the lead on the high side off turn two.
Lap 6, Heckenast has opened a gap to Davenport. He leads by 10 car lengths.
Lap 17, Heckenast Jr is gone. Lap 18, the caution is out. Jesse Stovall has come to a stop on the apron. Jimmy Mars has climbed from 12th to 4th.
Green, Davenport hits the cushion on the launch. He’s got a run on Hecknast but Hecknast clears himself at the flag stand.
Davenport cuts to the bottom. He can’t complete the pass. Sheppard to 3rd! Sheppard cane from the B main! Hecknast and Davenport are glued to the top. Sheppards runs the inside.
The caution is back out.
Green, they run even into turn one! Sheppard drives it deep on the bottom. He’s slides him, clear!
Brandon Sheppard is driving away.
Brandon Sheppard takes the win on night two of the Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals at Knoxville Raceway!
View full 2018 Knoxville Late Model Nationals race results below.
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Late Model Nationals Results
September 14, 2018
Heat 1 – Results (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Matt Furman; 2. Tyler Bruening; 3. Chad Simpson; 4. Earl Pearson Jr; 5. Brent Larson; 6. Mike Mataragas; 7. Scott James; 8. Brian Birkhofer; 9. Chase Junghans;
Heat 2 – Results (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Billy Moyer; 2. Jonathan Davenport; 3. Brian Shirley; 4. Brandon Sheppard; 5. Shannon Babb; 6. Shane Clanton; 7. Jason Feger; 8. Jonathan Brauns; 9. Rob Toland;
Heat 3 – Results (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Scott Ward; 2. Jeremiah Hurst; 3. Jesse Stovall; 4. Dennis Erb Jr; 5. Josh Richards; 6. Brandon Overton; 7. Mason Zeigler; 8. Jared Landers; 9. Mike Fryer; 10. Dave Eckrich;
Heat 4 – Results (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Scott Bloomquist; 2. Austin Rettig; 3. Tim McCreadie; 4. Morgan Bagley; 5. Kyle Bronson; 6. Spencer Diercks; 7. Justin Zeitner; 8. JC Wyman; 9. Nick Marolf; 10. Junior Coover;
Heat 5 – Results (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Bobby Pierce; 2. Jimmy Mars; 3. Frank Heckenast Jr; 4. Chris Simpson; 5. Tyler Erb; 6. Gregg Satterlee; 7. Darrell Lanigan; 8. Jake Neal; 9. Al Humphrey;
Heat 6 – Results (12 Laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Don O’Neal; 2. Jimmy Owens; 3. Justin Duty; 4. Ricky Thornton Jr; 5. Chris Spieker; 6. Zach McMillan; 7. Joey Moriarty; 8. Brian Harris; 9. Lyle Zanker;
C Main – Results (12 Laps – Top 4 Transfer): 1. Darrell Lanigan; 2. Jason Feger; 3. Jared Landers; 4. Jake Neal; 5. Brian Birkhofer; 6. Scott James; 7. Mason Zeigler; 8. Joey Moriarty; 9. Rob Toland; 10. Nick Marolf; 11. Brian Harris; 12. Dave Eckrich; 13. Mike Fryer; 14. JC Wyman; 15. Al Humphrey; 16. Justin Zeitner; 17. Jonathan Brauns; 18. Lyle Zanker; 19. Chase Junghans; 20. Junior Coover;
B Main 2 – Results (15 Laps – Top 6 Transfer): 1. Brandon Sheppard; 2. Tyler Erb; 3. Kyle Bronson; 4. Josh Richards; 5. Shannon Babb; 6. Shane Clanton; 7. Ricky Thornton Jr; 8. Spencer Diercks; 9. Dennis Erb Jr; 10. Earl Pearson Jr; 11. Brandon Overton; 12. Darrell Lanigan; 13. Gregg Satterlee; 14. Chris Spieker; 15. Jason Feger; 16. Mike Mataragas; 17. Morgan Bagley; 18. Jake Neal; 19. Brent Larson; 20. Jared Landers; 21. Zach McMillan; 22. Chris Simpson;
Main Event – Results (25 Laps – $7,000 to win):
1. Brandon Sheppard | $7,000
2. Frank Heckenast Jr | $4,000
3. Don O’Neal | $3,000
4. Jonathan Davenport | $2,000
5. Tim McCreadie | $1,500
6. Jimmy Mars | $1,000
7. Tyler Bruening | $900
8. Jimmy Owens | $800
9. Chad Simpson | $700
10. Kyle Bronson | $600
11. Bobby Pierce | $580
12. Tyler Erb | $560
13. Brian Shirley | $540
14. Shannon Babb | $520
15. Jeremiah Hurst | $500
16. Billy Moyer | $490
17. Matt Furman | $480
18. Justin Duty | $470
19. Austin Rettig | $460
20. Jesse Stovall | $450
21. Shane Clanton | $440
22. Scott Ward | $430
23. Josh Richards | $410
24. Scott Bloomquist | $400
Lap Leaders: Frank Heckenast Jr. (Laps 1 – 19); Brandon Sheppard (Laps 20 – 25)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Brandon Sheppard
Margin of Victory: 0.909 seconds
Cautions: Austin Rettig (Lap 1); Jesse Stovall (Lap 18); Matt Furman (Lap 19)
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Brandon Sheppard (Advanced 18 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Brandon Sheppard
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Brandon Sheppard
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Kyle Bronson
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Durham Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Austin Hargrove (Brandon Sheppard)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Frank Heckenast Jr. (Lap #2 – 19.143 seconds)
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Frank Heckenast (19 Laps)
Dirty Girl Racewear Farthest Traveler: Justin Duty
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Tyler Bruening
Time of Race: 21 minutes 04 seconds
Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals Lineups
The lineups are now set for the final night of racing. Click here to see the B and A Main lineups for the dirt late model show at Knoxville Raceway.