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Quick Look: Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals

 

(Photo Credit: Bryan Hulbert)

TULSA, Okla. (July 27, 2014) - One of the crown-jewels of the 360cid Sprint Car world is without a doubt the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals. The $10,000 to win event kicks off its 24th edition on Thursday, July 31 and runs through Saturday, August 2 as the start of the Southern Iowa Sprint Week.

At the time of writing, the entry list of the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals includes 94 drivers representing 22 United States as well as Australia and Canada.

Previous Champions entered number five with Terry McCarl (1996, 2001, and 2009), Jeff Swindell (2002), Danny Lasoski (1995), Billy Alley (2004 and 2005), and Wayne Johnson (2000 and 2008) looking for another title.

The talk of the town is the fact that defending champion, Shane Stewart, will not be in attendance as he will be competing at the I-55 Speedway.

So far, 16 rookies have entered the 24th Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals.

In looking at the number of times drivers have entered the prestigious event, none currently entered have raced the 360 Nationals more than Matt Moro who is scheduled to make his seventeenth appearance in the $10,000 to win event. Moro's best finish came in 2000 with a runner up finish in the championship event. Moro has made the final race on eight occasions (1999-02, '04, '07-08, '10).

With several drivers making the early trip to the "Mid-West Mecca of Mud" this past Saturday night, Justin Henderson grabbed the win in the Eagle Power Equipment No. 1 with a closing lap pass on Josh Baughman for the South Dakota driver's second victory of the season at the famed half-mile.

The 2013 edition of the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals brought 103 drivers to the Knoxville Raceway. The record for driver attendance was set in 2006 with 137 making the call.

The full top-ten of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real have entered the 360 Knoxville Nationals. Running under a different format with qualifying setting the lineups for Heat Races, the event pays all who draw in 100 show up points on their qualifying night.

Jason Johnson has topped the 360cid division on five occasions at the Knoxville Raceway along with two with the 410cid Sprint Cars. Jeff Swindell's lone 360cid win came in 2002 with winning the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals but has six wins in 410cid competition. While Johnny Herrera doesn't have a 360cid win at Knoxville, the crafty veteran does have two track championships along with 17 wins in 410cid competition. Matt Covington is the only other driver in the National Tour top-ten that has a victory at the Knoxville Raceway.

Tickets for the 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals are still on sale and can be purchased at the Box Office or online athttp://www.knoxvilleraceway.com/Tickets.aspx.

Each night of competition gets underway at 7:15 P.M. (CT). Live coverage can be found in several ways, including live online audio athttp://www.racinboys.com. Live online PPV can be found athttp://www.thecushion.com. Live updates will be posted athttp://www.knoxvilleraceway.com and respective social media outlets will also be updated throughout the weekend.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log ontohttp://www.ascsracing.com.

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Format descriptions and 360 Nationals stats are kept by Bill Wright and displayed at http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com.

Format:

The 360 Nationals encompasses a three-day format. With points meaning everything, and every wheel turned on the track meaning points, there is no time for a break.

Thursday and Friday:

Order of Events: Hot laps, Qualifications, Last Chance Heats (if needed), 5 Heats, C feature, B feature, A feature.

Qualifications - 200 points are awarded for quick timer, 198 for second quick, 196 for third, etc.

Only the top 50 qualifiers make the heats, the rest are put in the last chance heats in which the first eight finishers will fill the back of that night's C feature (starting in the sixth row).

Last Chance Heats (for drivers out of the top 50 in Qual.) – 50 points awarded to the winner, 47 for 2nd, etc.

Heats - 100 points are awarded for the heat winner, points go down by three: 97, 94, 91, 88, etc.

Heats have an invert of six. Top four finishers go to A, next four to B, last two to C.

***C feature – Top two finishers go to back of the B. Third place is worth 96 pts., 2nd is 94, etc.

B feature – The top four finishers transfer to the tail of the A. The B awards 142 points for fifth, 140 for sixth and so on by twos.

A feature - The A feature points are the same as time trials: 200, 198, 196 etc. This explains how a driver cannot make the A, but if he timed well may have more points than someone who did make the A.

First tie breaker is finish position in respective main event. Next tie breaker is rank in time trial. Other tie breaking criteria may be implemented if needed.

A perfect score (quick time, heat win, feature win) is 500. Cars line up for Saturday's championship straight up by points earned on their qualifying night.

Saturday:

Saturday Events: E feature, D feature, C feature, B feature, Knoxville Nationals Championship feature.

With the exception of the B feature which takes the top four finishers to the tail of the 360 Nationals Championship, all other features transfer the top two finishers to the tail of the next event (if there are scratches, there may be more taken for a particular event).

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Knoxville 360 Nationals Statistics (1991-2013)

A Look at the Winners
(Year - Driver, Number, Owner)

1991 - David Hesmer, 1, Action Auto Racing
1992 - Garry Lee Maier, 11x, Jimmie Rogers
1993 - Garry Lee Maier, 11x, Jimmie Rogers
1994 - Lee Nelson, 26, Bob Brody
1995 - Danny Lasoski, 45, Ray Lipsey
1996 - Terry McCarl, 51, Brad Gray
1997 - David Hesmer, 11, Ergenbright Motorsports
1998 - Gary Wright, 9, Gary Wright
1999 - Dennis Moore Jr., 71, Dennis Moore Jr.
2000 - Wayne Johnson, 29J, Fred and Jo Threatt
2001 - Terry McCarl, 24x, Terry McCarl
2002 - Jeff Swindell, 6s, Don Goodson
2003 - Dennis Moore Jr., 75x, Doug Brown
2004 - Billy Alley, 22, Stewart and Susette Alley
2005 - Billy Alley, 22, Stewart and Susette Alley
2006 – Jesse Giannetto, D1, Bulldogg Motorsports
2007 – Shane Stewart, 1HD, Mike Doyle
2008 – Wayne Johnson, 94, Mike and Tim Hammers/Robbie Forbes
2009 – Terry McCarl, 24, Tod Quiring
2010 – Shane Stewart, 57, Paul Silva
2011 – Shane Stewart, 57, Paul Silva
2012 – Shane Stewart, 57, Paul Silva
2013 – Shane Stewart, 57, Paul Silva

Came From Farthest Starting Spot to Win

21st – Garry Lee Maier, 1992

Led From Start To Finish

1993 Garry Lee Maier
1994 Lee Nelson
1997 David Hesmer
1998 Gary Wright
2000 Wayne Johnson
2001 Terry McCarl
2002 Jeff Swindell
2004 Billy Alley
2005 Billy Alley
2009 Terry McCarl
2011 Shane Stewart
2012 Shane Stewart
2013 Shane Stewart

360 Nationals Lap Leaders

112…Shane Stewart
67…Terry McCarl
54…David Hesmer
50…Billy Alley
44…Wayne Johnson
33…Gary Wright
27…Garry Lee Maier
25…Jeff Swindell
20…Lee Nelson
19…Larry Pinegar II
14…Jesse Giannetto
13…Fran Bruns
13…Scott Whitworth
12…Danny Lasoski
11…Don Droud Jr.
10…Travis Rilat
10…Danny Wood
9…..Chad Humston
8…..Dennis Moore Jr.
6…..Ronald Laney
5…..Randy Martin
2…..Jason Johnson
1…..Danny Young

Most Top 5 Finishes

6…Garry Lee Maier
6…Wayne Johnson
6…Shane Stewart
6…Brian Brown
5…TerryMcCarl
5…Jason Johnson
5…Billy Alley
4…Don Droud Jr.
3…David Hesmer
3…Larry Pinegar II
3…Dennis Moore Jr.
3…Gary Wright
2…Danny Young
2…Scott Whitworth
2…Danny Lasoski
2…Brent Antill
2…Randy Martin
2…Ricky Logan
2…Larry Neighbors
2…Matt Moro
2…Josh Higday
2…Brooke Tatnell
2…Sammy Swindell
2…Kevin Swindell
1…Mark Wilson, Craig Sunt, Dwight Snodgrass, Randy Nygaard, Billy Bell, Todd Wessels, Kevin Frey, Lee Nelson, Steve Breazeale, Doug Wolfgang, Jeff Haines, Mike Brooks, Danny Wood, Billy Wilburn, Zach Chappell, Jeff Swindell, Michael Dupuy, Darren Stewart, Travis Rilat, Jake Peters, Dusty Zomer, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Dustin Lindquist, Jesse Giannetto, Larry Ball Jr., Kaley Gharst, Tyler Walker, Bronson Maeschen, Dustin Selvage, Davey Heskin, Tim Shaffer, Brady Bacon, Roger Crockett, Jack Dover, Brad Sweet, Kyle Larson

Most Top 10 Finishes

9…Jason Johnson
9…Wayne Johnson
9…Brian Brown
8…Garry Lee Maier
7…Billy Alley
6…Larry Pinegar II
6…Travis Rilat
6…Shane Stewart
5…Randy Martin
5…Terry McCarl
4…Ricky Logan
4…Don Droud Jr.
4…Gary Wright
4…Matt Moro
4…Danny Wood
3…Dwight Snodgrass
3…Lee Nelson
3…David Hesmer
3…Tim Crawley
3…Larry Neighbors
3…Dennis Moore Jr.
3…Jake Peters
3…Josh Higday
3…Jonathan Allard
3…Jesse Giannetto
3…Brooke Tatnell
3…Jack Dover
3…Danny Lasoski
2…Billy Bell, Danny Young, Todd Wessels, Bob Thompson, Randy Nygaard, Scott Whitworth, John Kearney, Mike Chadd, Jeff Haines, Brent Antill, Billy Wilburn, Ronald Laney, Kerry Madsen, Michael Dupuy, Zach Chappell, Jesse Hockett, Kaley Gharst, Tony Bruce Jr., Bronson Maeschen, Sammy Swindell, Jeff Swindell, Daryn Pittman, Tim Kaeding, Dusty Zomer, Kevin Swindell, Scott Winters
1…Mark Wilson, Craig Sunt, Brian Schnee, Chad Mellenberndt, John Gerloff, Dean Chadd, Mike Twedt, Billy Dusenbery, Duane Van Heukelom, Tony Moro, Kevin Frey, Chris Walraven, Steve Breazeale, Bruce Drottz, Doug Wolfgang, Jerrod Hull, Terry Gray, Brett Golik, Doran Doty, Mike Brooks, Paul White, Jason Sides, Tim St. Arnold, Randi Miller, Steve Gennetten, Roger Rager, Tony Norem, John VanDenBerg, Darren Stewart, Kenny Adams, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Larry Ball Jr., Clint Garner, Dustin Lindquist, Johnny Anderson, Tyler Walker, Gregg Bakker, Bud Kaeding, Dustin Selvage, Davey Heskin, Tim Shaffer, Randy Hannagan, Brady Bacon, Roger Crockett, Kyle Larson, Brad Loyet, Brad Sweet

Pole Positions

Shane Stewart – 2013, 2011
Roger Crockett - 2012
Chad Humston - 2010
Billy Alley – 2009, 2005
Jason Johnson – 2008
Josh Higday - 2007
Larry Ball Jr. - 2006
John Kearney – 2004
Travis Rilat – 2003
Jeff Swindell – 2002
Terry McCarl – 2001
Larry Neighbors – 2000
Danny Wood – 1999
Gary Wright – 1998
David Hesmer – 1997, 1992
Larry Pinegar II – 1996
Scott Whitworth – 1995, 1994
Garry Lee Maier – 1993
Fran Bruns - 1991

Row One Qualifiers

Shane Stewart – 2013, 2012, 2011, 2007
Wayne Johnson – 2013, 2000
Roger Crockett - 2012
Randy Hannagan - 2011
Chad Humston – 2010
Dustin Selvage - 2010
Billy Alley – 2009, 2005
Terry McCarl – 2009, 2001
Jason Johnson – 2008, 2004, 2002
Gary Wright – 2008, 1998
Josh Higday - 2007
Larry Ball Jr. - 2006
Larry Pinegar II – 2006, 1996
Jake Peters – 2005
John Kearney – 2004
Travis Rilat – 2003
Don Droud Jr. – 2003, 2002, 2001, 1995
Jeff Swindell -2002
Larry Neighbors – 2000
Danny Wood – 1999
Ronald Laney – 1999
Randy Martin – 1998
Keith Rauch – 1997
David Hesmer – 1997, 1992
Doug Wolfgang – 1996
Scott Whitworth – 1995, 1994
Chris Walraven – 1994
Garry Lee Maier – 1993
Danny Young – 1993, 1992
Mark Wilson – 1991
Fran Bruns - 1991

Nationals A Main Line-Up Qualifier (Most Times)

13…Garry Lee Maier
12…Randy Martin
12…Brian Brown
12…Jason Johnson
11…Wayne Johnson
10…Terry McCarl
8…..David Hesmer
8…..Larry Neighbors
8…..Matt Moro
8…..Don Droud Jr.
8…..Shane Stewart
7…..John Kearney
7…..Larry Pinegar II
7…..Gary Wright
7…..Johnny Anderson
7…..Zach Chappell
7…..Billy Alley
7…..Danny Wood
6…..Dennis Moore Jr.
6…..Ricky Logan
6…..Jake Peters
6…..Travis Rilat
5…..Steve Breazeale
5…..Duane Van Heukelom
5…..Virgil Brandt
5…..Mike Chadd
5…..Chris Walraven
5…..Randi Miller
5…..Jesse Giannetto
5…..Josh Higday
5…..Scott Winters
5…..Clint Garner
4…..Mike Twedt
4…..Dwight Snodgrass
4…..Danny Young
4…..Billy Bell
4…..Mark Wilson
4…..Bob Thompson
4…..Scott Whitworth
4…..Brett Golik
4…..Doran Doty
4…..Tim Crawley
4…..Michael Dupuy
4…..Tim St. Arnold
4…..Roger Rager
4…..Larry Ball Jr.
4…..Jonathan Allard
4…..Bronson Maeschen
4…..Gregg Bakker
4…..Jack Dover
4…..Brooke Tatnell
4…..Davey Heskin
4…..Randy Hannagan
4…..Danny Lasoski
3…..Tom Lenz
3…..Billy Dusenbery
3…..Randy Nygaard
3…..Terry Alexander
3…..Lee Nelson
3…..Tod Bishop
3…..Jeff Haines
3…..Terry Gray
3…..John Bankston
3…..Danny Jennings
3…..Kerry Madsen
3…..Eric Jobe
3…..Darren Stewart
3…..Skip Jackson
3…..Tony Bruce Jr.
3…..Ryan Anderson
3…..Roger Crockett
3…..Kaley Gharst
3…..Jonathan Cornell
3…..Dustin Selvage
3…..Brad Sweet

360 Nationals B Main Winners

Year - Name, Hometown

1991 – Brian Schnee, Sioux Falls, SD
1992 – Garry Lee Maier, Dodge City, KS
1993 – Duane Van Heukelom, Des Moines, IA
1994 – Tod Bishop, Harrisburg, IL
1995 – Tim Crawley, Mabelvale, AR
1996 – Scott Whitworth, Worthington, MO
1997 – Doug Wolfgang, Sioux Falls, SD
1998 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK
1999 – Ricky Logan, Little Rock, AR
2000 – Larry Ball Jr., Knoxville, IA
2001 – Dennis Moore Jr., Grinnell, IA
2002 – Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE
2003 – Jesse Giannetto, Palo, IA
2004 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, MO
2005 – Jonathan Allard, Chico, CA
2006 – Chuck Swenson, Watertown, SD
2007 – Justin Barger, Montrose, NY
2008 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO
2009 – Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK
2010 – Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA
2011 – Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD
2012 – Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD
2013 – Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN

360 Nationals C Main Winners

Year - Name, Hometown

1991- John Greenwood, Des Moines, IA
1992 – Rick McClure, Cincinnati, IA
1993 – Kenny Williams, Blakesburg, IA
1994 – Steve Suever, Elida, OH
1995 – Dwight Snodgrass, Indianola, IA
1996 – John Bankston, Beaumont, TX
1997 – Tim Deaver, Knoxville, IA
1998 – Bruce Williams, Pleasant Hill, IA
1999 – Jeff Haines, Oskaloosa, IA
2000 – Brad Pinkerton, New Sharon, IA
2001 – Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, TX
2002 – Don Cooper, Sedalia, MO
2003 – Gary Wright, Hooks, TX
2004 – Frankie Heimbaugh, Des Moines, IA
2005 – Larry Ball Jr., Knoxville, IA
2006 – Dustin Daggett, Portland, MI
2007 – JD Johnson, Goddard, KS
2008 – Lee Jacobs, Holmesville, OH
2009 – Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO
2010 – Danny Heskin, St. Michael, MN
2011 – Henry Van Dam, Enumclaw, WA
2012 – Jason Meyers, Clovis, CA
2013 – Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA

360 Nationals Competitions Car Count

1991…58
1992…64
1993…74
1994…67
1995…52
1996…87
1997…69
1998…107
1999…94
2000…97
2001…92
2002…82
2003…75
2004…89
2005…118
2006…137
2007…112
2008…111
2009…111
2010…102
2011…97
2012…108
2013…103

360 Nationals Competitions

21…Randy Martin
16…Brett Golik
16…Garry Lee Maier
16…Matt Moro
15…Joe Beaver
14…Ricky Logan
14…Don Droud Jr.
14…Brian Brown
13…Terry Alexander
13…John Kearney
13…Gary Wright
13…Alan Zoutte
13…Tim Crawley
13…Tom Lenz
13…Josh Higday
13…Wayne Johnson
12…Jerry Crabb
12…Mike Chadd
12…Larry Pinegar II
12…Larry Neighbors
12…Jesse Giannetto
12…Dennis Moore Jr.
12…Danny Jennings
12…Jason Johnson
12…Terry McCarl
11…Steve Breazeale
11…David Hesmer
11…Travis Rilat
11…Dave Hall
10…Scott Whitworth
10…Steve Wares
10…Brett Mather
10…Johnny Anderson
10...Jake Peters
10...Zach Chappell
10…Billy Alley
10…Jon Agan
10…Clint Garner
10…Shane Stewart
9…..Tim Deaver
9…..Mike Trent
9…..Doran Doty
9…..Curtis Thorson
9…..Mitchell Alexander
9…..Stacey Alexander
9…..Larry Ball Jr.
9…..Ryan Anderson
9…..Randi Miller
9…..Dustin Selvage
9…..Nate Van Haaften
9…..Scott Winters
9…..Danny Wood
8…..Dwight Snodgrass
8…..Ed Ergenbright
8…..Eric Mason
8…..Tim St. Arnold
8…..Mike Houseman
8…..Rodney Turner
8…..Frankie Heimbaugh
8…..Jason Danley
8…..Rod Richards
8…..Nate Mosher
8…..Tony Bruce Jr.
8…..Lee Grosz
8…..JD Johnson
8…..Rager Phillips
7…..Lee Nelson
7…..Bruce Drottz
7…..Duane Van Heukelom
7…..Jeff Haines
7…..Billy Bell
7…..Dave Middleswart
7…..Brent Antill
7…..Toby Brown
7…..Eric Baldaccini
7…..Chad Meyer
7…..Robert Bell
7…..Jonathan Cornell
7…..Roger Crockett
7…..Sam Hafertepe Jr.
7…..Davey Heskin
7…..Kevin Ingle
7…..Ryan Roberts
6…..Bob Thompson
6…..Larry Weeks
6…..Ed Rotert
6…..Mark Wilson
6…..Dave Van Heukelom
6…..John Bankston
6…..Chris Walraven
6…..Virgil Brandt
6…..Shane Liebig
6…..Doug Wilson
6…..Darren Stewart
6…..Matt Harms
6…..Jeff Mitrisin
6…..Jesse Hockett
6…..Lee Sowell
6…..Bronson Maeschen
6…..Dustin Daggett
6…..Matt Covington
6…..Jack Dover
6…..Gregg Bakker
6…..Russ Hall
6…..Johnny Herrera
6…..Mike Houseman Jr.
6…..Dusty Zomer
6…..Seth Brahmer
6…..Brooke Tatnell
6…..Bobby Mincer

Top Rookie Finishers in the 360 Nationals

2013 – Mark Dobmeier, 5th in B, Grand Forks, ND, 13
2012 – Kevin Swindell, 2nd, Charlotte, NC, 39
2011 – Tim Shaffer, 2nd, Aliquippa, PA, 83
2010 – Sammy Swindell, 2nd, Germantown, TN, 1s
2009 – Cale Conley, 18th, Vienna, WV, 3c
2008 – Tyler Walker, 5th, Encino, CA, 24T
2007 - Kaley Gharst, 5th, Decatur, IL, 3*
2006 - Lance Yonge, 20th, Penn Yan, NY, 17J
2005 - Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 4th, Olive Branch, MS, 40R
2004 - Aaron Berryhill, 7th, Broken Arrow, OK, 97
2003 - Kenny Adams, 7th, Malabar, FL, 4A
2002 - Jeff Swindell, 1st, Memphis, TN, 6s
2001 - Ryan Anderson, 20th, Charter Oak, IA, 71R
2000 - Brian Brown, 4th, Lee's Summit, MO, 3
1999 - Roger Rager, 12th, Pequot Lakes, MN, 6G
1998 - Gary Wright, 1st, Hooks, TX, 9
1997 - Dennis Moore Jr., 5th, Grinnell, IA, 48
1996 - Doug Wolfgang, 3rd, Sioux Falls, SD, 24B
1995 - Danny Lasoski, 1st, Dover, MO, 45

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