McFadden Wins Harvest Iowa Corn Growers Qualifying Night Victory At Knoxville Raceway

By BRYAN HULBERT

KNOXVILLE, IA – Becoming the 150th different winner with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, Warrnambool’s James McFadden utilized a restart on Lap 16 to rocket past Davey Heskin and Brian Brown for Friday’s Iowa Corn Growers Qualifying Night victory in the 29th My Place Hotels ASCS 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.

“We stuck to the bottom there and tried to roll it as good as we could,” stated McFadden in Victory Lane. “(Heskin) kind of missed the bottom there, and it was enough to get by him. We’ve struggled here at Knoxville the last couple of weeks, so it’s good to get a win. It’s a big confidence booster going into tomorrow night.”

The fifth Australian born driver to top action with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, McFadden will take the green from the pole of Saturday’s $15,000 to win A-Feature.

Gridding the field seventh, McFadden move into the top five on Lap 3, where the Wicked Energy Gum No. 9m rode until Lap 9 as Davey Heskin led the way. Taking the led from the right of the front row over Harli White, the No. 17w trailed the Minnesota racer until Lap 8 as Brian Brown worked into the runner-up spot with Giovanni Scelzi in pursuit.




Into traffic on the tenth circuit, Heskin held a nearly two-second advantage over the No. 21 of Brown.

Closing bit by bit as traffic began to thicken, Brown found the back bumper Heskin on Lap 15. With a run off the fourth turn to complete Lap 16, four-hundredths of a second separated the pair with Brown taking the top spot into the first turn, but the caution would strip the lead from the Casey’s General Store/FVP No. 21 as Giovanni Scelzi made contact with James McFadden battling fourth down the back straightaway. Hard into the wall in turn three, Scelzi was unharmed.

To the green for the final four laps, the dive to the race lead came in the first turn as McFadden rushed from third to first and quickly opened his advantage with the checkered flag dropping with James beating Brian Brown by 2.272 seconds. Making a late-race charge from the sixth position, Joey Saldana came across the line third, but not without having to hold off the No. 17a of Austin McCarl who clawed his way through the field from 14th for fourth. Davey Heskin slipped to fifth in the closing laps.

Paul McMahan in the Tony Stewart Racing No. 14 crossed sixth with Clint Garner making up 11 positions to finish seventh. The night’s Hard Charger was Matt Juhl, who from 22nd after transferring out of the BMRS B-Feature, picked up 14 positions to finish eighth. Colby Copeland crossed ninth with Terry McCarl in tenth.

A field of 55 drivers on hand for the Iowa Corn Growers Qualifying Night, the 29th My Place Hotels ASCS 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank roster includes 97 drivers. Five SCE Gaskets Heat Races were won by Joey Saldana, Josh Baughman, Clint Garner, Kyle Bellm, and Roger Crockett. Hoosier Tire C-Feature was won by Randy Hannagan with BMRS B-Feature victory going to Scott Bogucki.

The My Place Hotels ASCS 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank concludes Saturday, August 3. Hot Laps getting underway at 6:30 P.M. More information and race lineups can be found online at http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com.

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Race Results:

Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV
Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa)
29th ASCS Knoxville Nationals – Night 2
Friday, August 2, 2019

Car Count: 55
Event Count: 97

Time Trials (Qualifying Order) 1. 12N, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN [14], 15.993; 2. 9M, James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. [4], 16.049; 3. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. [26], 16.133; 4. 14, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN [28], 16.188; 5. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO [20], 16.279; 6. 5H, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA [2], 16.361; 7. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA [36], 16.377; 8. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO [17], 16.441; 9. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN [10], 16.453; 10. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK [3], 16.503; 11. 17WX, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA [8], 16.597; 12. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD [31], 16.629; 13. 4X, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA [38], 16.646; 14. 47X, Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can. [11], 16.662; 15. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA [13], 16.675; 16. 88, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX [21], 16.759; 17. 5G, Curt Michael, Ocean View, DE [39], 16.782; 18. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA [37], 16.782; 19. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Can. [22], 16.797; 20. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA [7], 16.808; 21. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK [32], 16.811; 22. 2KS, Jason Solwold, Mount Vernon, WA [23], 16.812; 23. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA [51], 16.857; 24. 22K, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD [46], 16.925; 25. 18R, Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC [33], 16.959; 26. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA [25], 16.964; 27. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX [53], 17.015; 28. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD [48], 17.044; 29. 75AU, Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO [19], 17.055; 30. 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK [35], 17.062; 31. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Wisner, NE [9], 17.068; 32. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA [34], 17.095; 33. 23H, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN [40], 17.124; 34. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA [1], 17.156; 35. 29, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA [45], 17.164; 36. 19, Rob Weuve, Newton, IA [15], 17.205; 37. 22M, Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL [12], 17.247; 38. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA [29], 17.289; 39. 14M, Jordon Mallett, Greenbrier, AR [54], 17.296; 40. 74, Brodie Tulloch, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. [27], 17.308; 41. 85, Dustin Daggett, Portland, MI [44], 17.342; 42. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA [16], 17.368; 43. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK [47], 17.418; 44. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA [43], 17.442; 45. 87H, Matthew Howard, Lawrence, KS [24], 17.475; 46. 21P, Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, BC, Can [42], 17.498; 47. 22G, Bryan Grimes, Slater, MO [6], 17.597; 48. 2X, Tucker Doughty, Sunnyvale, TX [52], 17.605; 49. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH [49], 17.659; 50. 07, Michael Bookout, Tulsa, OK [18], 17.808; 51. 51A, Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, SD [41], 18.016; 52. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA [50], 18.24; 53. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. [30], 19.075; 54. 40C, Luke Cochran, Springfield, NE [5], 17.507; 55. 6, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA [55], NT.

SCE Gaskets Heat Races (Top 4 to the A)

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn, [2]; 2. 12N-Joey Saldana, [6]; 3. 20-A.J. Moeller, [1]; 4. 5H-Colby Copeland, [5]; 5. 17WX-Shane Golobic, [4]; 6. 88-Scottie McDonald, [3]; 7. 13V-Seth Brahmer, [7]; 8. 21P-Robbie Price, [10]; 9. 85-Dustin Daggett, [9]; 10. 19-Rob Weuve, [8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Josh Baughman, [1]; 2. 9M-James McFadden, [6]; 3. 2KS-Jason Solwold, [2]; 4. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, [5]; 5. 5G-Curt Michael, [3]; 6. 09-Matt Juhl, [4]; 7. 2M-Matt Moro, [7]; 8. 22M-Shawn Murray, [8]; 9. 22G-Bryan Grimes, [10]; 10. 41D-Dan Henning, [9]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 40-Clint Garner, [1]; 2. 17A-Austin McCarl, [2]; 3. 4X-Terry McCarl, [4]; 4. 4-Jon Agan, [3]; 5. 28-Scott Bogucki, [6]; 6. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [5]; 7. 95-Matt Covington, [9]; 8. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips, [8]; 9. 23H-Randy Hannagan, [7]; 10. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [10]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 75AU-Kyle Bellm, [1]; 2. 14-Paul McMahan, [6]; 3. 22K-Kaleb Johnson, [2]; 4. 56N-Davey Heskin, [5]; 5. 77X-Alex Hill, [3]; 6. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [4]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson, [10]; 8. 14M-Jordon Mallett, [8]; 9. 24N-Nathan Mills, [9]; 10. 1A-John Anderson, [7]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Roger Crockett, [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown, [6]; 3. 17W-Harli White, [5]; 4. 15-Christian Bowman, [3]; 5. 55-McKenna Haase, [4]; 6. 29-Willie Croft, [7]; 7. 74-Brodie Tulloch, [8]; 8. 18R-Lance Moss, [2]; 9. 87H-Matthew Howard, [9]; 10. 07-Michael Bookout, [10]

Hoosier Tire C-Features (Top 4 advance to the B-Feature)

C Feature (10 Laps): 1. 23H-Randy Hannagan, [1]; 2. 85-Dustin Daggett, [4]; 3. 87H-Matthew Howard, [5]; 4. 19-Rob Weuve, [3]; 5. 22G-Bryan Grimes, [6]; 6. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [7]; 7. 11B-Ben Woods, [8]; 8. 51A-Elliot Amdahl, [9]; 9. 41D-Dan Henning, [11]; 10. 40C-Luke Cochran, [10]; 11. (DNF) 1A-John Anderson, [2]; 12. (DNF) 75-Glen Saville, [12]; (DNS) 24N-Nathan Mills, ; (DNS) 07-Michael Bookout, ; (DNS) 6-Frank Rogers,

BMRS B-Feature (Top 4 advance to the A-Feature)

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 28-Scott Bogucki, [1]; 2. 09-Matt Juhl, [4]; 3. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [2]; 4. 2M-Matt Moro, [12]; 5. 17WX-Shane Golobic, [3]; 6. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [5]; 7. 55-McKenna Haase, [6]; 8. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips, [15]; 9. 95-Matt Covington, [18]; 10. 29-Willie Croft, [13]; 11. 88-Scottie McDonald, [7]; 12. W20-Greg Wilson, [20]; 13. 13V-Seth Brahmer, [11]; 14. 5G-Curt Michael, [8]; 15. 23H-Randy Hannagan, [21]; 16. 21P-Robbie Price, [19]; 17. 18R-Lance Moss, [10]; 18. 14M-Jordon Mallett, [16]; 19. 77X-Alex Hill, [9]; 20. 85-Dustin Daggett, [22]; 21. 87H-Matthew Howard, [23]; 22. 22M-Shawn Murray, [14]; 23. (DNF) 74-Brodie Tulloch, [17]; 24. (DNF) 19-Rob Weuve, [24]

Sawblade.com A-Feature

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 9M-James McFadden, [7]; 2. 21-Brian Brown, [5]; 3. 12N-Joey Saldana, [8]; 4. 17A-Austin McCarl, [14]; 5. 56N-Davey Heskin, [2]; 6. 14-Paul McMahan, [6]; 7. 40-Clint Garner, [18]; 8. 09-Matt Juhl, [22]; 9. 5H-Colby Copeland, [4]; 10. 4X-Terry McCarl, [9]; 11. 17W-Harli White, [1]; 12. 17-Josh Baughman, [17]; 13. 4-Jon Agan, [10]; 14. 2KS-Jason Solwold, [13]; 15. 52-Blake Hahn, [12]; 16. 75AU-Kyle Bellm, [19]; 17. 11-Roger Crockett, [20]; 18. 15-Christian Bowman, [11]; 19. 2M-Matt Moro, [24]; 20. 20-A.J. Moeller, [16]; 21. (DNF) 28-Scott Bogucki, [21]; 22. (DNF) 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [23]; 23. (DNF) 71-Giovanni Scelzi, [3]; 24. (DNF) 22K-Kaleb Johnson, [15]

Lap Leader(s): Davey Heskin 1-16; James McFadden 17-20
Hard Charger: Matt Juhl +14
High Point Driver: N/A
Provisional(s): N/A