James McFadden Wins The 29th Annual My Place Hotels ASCS 360 Knoxville Nationals

Bryan Hulbert – KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 3, 2019) Becoming the 16th different winner of the My Place Hotels ASCS 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank, and first from Australia, James McFadden added $15,000 to his pocket on Saturday night in the Wicked Energy Gum No. 9m.

McFadden’s second SawBlade.com A-Feature triumph with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, the 2019 My Place Hotels ASCS 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank winner is also the event’s Rookie of the year. Picking up a $500 bonus courtesy of JetCo and Pace Performance, McFadden joins 1998 winner Gary Wright, and 2002 winner Jeff Swindell, as the third event Rookie to win the ASCS 360 Knoxville Nationals.
“I’m over the moon!” said McFadden in Victory Lane beside the Kasey Kahne Racing No. 9m.
“I have to thank Mike Heffner for loaning us the motor for the weekend. Obviously, this thing ripped. That was a hard race. It felt like 40 laps, not 25! I’m just pumped! I was watching the big screen. I knew [Brown] was going to run the top. The bottom was fast; I just kept missing it a little bit, and that was enough for him to get next to us. I decided to pound the top and it worked out.”
Taking off with the lead from the start, McFadden was pursued by Brian Brown every step of the way. Taking the lead on Lap 3, the Casey’s General Store/FVP No. 21 dropped back to second as the pair rounded the first and second turn. Railing the cushion of the Knoxville Raceway, the pair went head to head again on Lap 7 with Brown leading the way, but the move was not enough as McFadden swapped up his line to the cushion to retake the point.
Building his advantage as the pair worked into slower traffic on Lap 13, Brown began to close.
Closing rapidly as the final five laps came into view, the pair began swapping up lines through traffic with Brown taking a massive head of steam to the white flag. Bumper to bumper racing into the first two turns, Brown tried to peel low, but couldn’t make move. Putting five car lengths on the No. 21 as they hit the backstretch for the final time, McFadden hugged the berm with Brown giving it everything he had on the cushion, but it wasn’t enough as McFadden crossed 0.296 seconds ahead of Brown.
“I’m just so proud of my team,” said Brown, whose team had to leave the track and replace their engine after not getting hot laps in. “Races are won, and teams are made over adversity. We went 25 laps as hard as we could go and got beat. Hat’s off to James. He moved when he saw me there, and he did a good job.”
Peddling from seventh, Wayne Johnson crossed third with Aaron Reutzel coming from sixth to fourth. Joey Saldana completed the top five. Making up five positions, Davey Heskin crossed sixth, followed by Cory Eliason from 13th. Thomas Kennedy in eighth had Dusty Zomer in pursuit. From 19th, Matt Juhl completes the top ten.
A field of 97 drivers made up the 29th annual My Place Hotels ASCS 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. Starting with the E-Feature, Robbie Price grabbed the win with Spencer Bayston winning the D-Feature. Jack Dover won the C-Feature with the BMRS B-Feature going to Giovanni Scelzi. The biggest mover through the alphabet was Robbie Price who raced from the E-Feature to 17th in the C-Feature.
The next event for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network is Tuesday, August 6 at Southern Iowa Speedway with the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge. The night includes the POWRi Lucas Oil Wingless Auto Racing League. Tickets are on sale by calling (515) 957-0020. There will not be an internet broadcast.
For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the nine Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2019, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).
Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV
Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa)
29th ASCS Knoxville Nationals – Night 3
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Event Count: 97
GEICO E-Feature (Top 6 advance to the D-Feature)
E Feature (8 Laps): 1. 21P-Robbie Price, [2]; 2. 85-Dustin Daggett, [3]; 3. 22G-Bryan Grimes, [6]; 4. 2K-Kevin Ingle, [1]; 5. 24N-Nathan Mills, [8]; 6. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [7]; 7. 11B-Ben Woods, [11]; 8. 51A-Elliot Amdahl, [10]; 9. 87H-Matthew Howard, [5]; 10. 07-Michael Bookout, [9]; 11. 40C-Luke Cochran, [12]; 12. (DNF) 6-Frank Rogers, [13]; (DNS) 75-Glen Saville, ; (DNS) 74-Brodie Tulloch, ; (DNS) 1A-John Anderson, ; (DNS) 41D-Dan Henning, ; (DQ) 19-Rob Weuve, [4] No. 19 of Weuve failed to report to the scales
Protect The Harvest D-Feature (Top 7 advance to the C-Feature)
D Feature (10 Laps): 1. 3B-Spencer Bayston, [1]; 2. 66-Ricky Montgomery, [2]; 3. 29-Willie Croft, [4]; 4. 45-Rusty Hickman, [3]; 5. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips, [7]; 6. 95-Matt Covington, [10]; 7. 21P-Robbie Price, [19]; 8. 53-Joe Beaver, [13]; 9. 13V-Seth Brahmer, [6]; 10. 23H-Randy Hannagan, [9]; 11. 81E-Eric Bridger, [8]; 12. 2D-Dusty Ballenger, [12]; 13. 22-Ryan Leavitt, [18]; 14. 64C-Casey Greubel, [14]; 15. 1CB-Chelsea Blevins, [15]; 16. 14M-Jordon Mallett, [16]; 17. 22G-Bryan Grimes, [21]; 18. 33-Alan Zoutte, [11]; 19. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [24]; 20. 24N-Nathan Mills, [23]; 21. 85-Dustin Daggett, [20]; 22. 22M-Shawn Murray, [17]; 23. (DNF) 2K-Kevin Ingle, [22]; 24. (DNF) 18R-Lance Moss, [5]
Hoosier Tire C-Feature (Top 4 advance to the B-Feature)
C Feature (12 Laps): 1. 53D-Jack Dover, [1]; 2. J2-John Carney II, [6]; 3. 11-Roger Crockett, [3]; 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, [7]; 5. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, [2]; 6. 17WX-Shane Golobic, [4]; 7. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [8]; 8. 11X-Sammy Swindell, [12]; 9. 55-McKenna Haase, [10]; 10. 66-Ricky Montgomery, [19]; 11. 18-Ryan Roberts, [11]; 12. 45-Rusty Hickman, [21]; 13. 3B-Spencer Bayston, [18]; 14. 77X-Alex Hill, [17]; 15. 29-Willie Croft, [20]; 16. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips, [22]; 17. 21P-Robbie Price, [24]; 18. 22K-Kaleb Johnson, [5]; 19. 95-Matt Covington, [23]; 20. 1K-Kelby Watt, [13]; 21. 76-Brad Comegys, [9]; 22. (DNF) 88-Scottie McDonald, [14]; 23. (DNF) 2M-Matt Moro, [15]; 24. (DNF) 35L-Cody Ledger, [16]
BMRS B-Feature (Top 4 advance to the A-Feature)
B Feature (15 Laps): 1. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, [5]; 2. 17A-Austin McCarl, [1]; 3. 33M-Mason Daniel, [8]; 4. 28-Scott Bogucki, [3]; 5. 44S-Trey Starks, [4]; 6. 4-Jon Agan, [7]; 7. 2KS-Jason Solwold, [13]; 8. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, [24]; 9. 52-Blake Hahn, [9]; 10. 99-Brady Bacon, [17]; 11. 53D-Jack Dover, [21]; 12. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [11]; 13. 83-Rob Kubli, [15]; 14. J2-John Carney II, [22]; 15. 44-Chris Martin, [10]; 16. 75AU-Kyle Bellm, [20]; 17. 1-Travis Rilat, [18]; 18. 94-Jeff Swindell, [16]; 19. 17-Josh Baughman, [12]; 20. (DNF) 15-Christian Bowman, [19]; 21. (DNF) 70-Calvin Landis, [2]; 22. (DNF) 11-Roger Crockett, [23]; 23. (DNF) 23D-Devon Dobie, [14]; 24. (DNF) 40-Clint Garner, [6]
Sawblade.com A-Feature
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 9M-James McFadden, [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown, [3]; 3. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [7]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel, [6]; 5. 12N-Joey Saldana, [2]; 6. 56N-Davey Heskin, [11]; 7. 26-Cory Eliason, [13]; 8. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, [9]; 9. 5-Dusty Zomer, [5]; 10. 09-Matt Juhl, [19]; 11. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, [21]; 12. 17A-Austin McCarl, [22]; 13. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [8]; 14. 14-Paul McMahan, [4]; 15. 5H-Colby Copeland, [12]; 16. 33M-Mason Daniel, [23]; 17. 9-Ryan Giles, [10]; 18. 4X-Terry McCarl, [17]; 19. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, [14]; 20. 83H-Justin Henderson, [16]; 21. 27-Carson McCarl, [18]; 22. 17W-Harli White, [15]; 23. (DNF) 28-Scott Bogucki, [24]; 24. (DNF) 4J-Lee Grosz, [20]
Lap Leader(s): Brian Brown 3&7; James McFadden 1-2, 4-6, 8-25
Hard Charger: Austin McCarl +10
2019 National Tour Driver Standings (Top 15): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 2,960; 2. Blake Hahn 2,849; 3. Scott Bogucki 2,793; 4. Matt Covington 2,788; 5. John Carney II 2,776; 6. Roger Crockett 2,679; 7. Robbie Price 2,517; 8. Harli White 2,516; 9. Jordon Mallett 2,402; 10. Alex Hill 2,246; 11. Tucker Doughty 2,219 12. Jamie Ball 1,163; 13. Seth Bergman 826; 14. Jason Solwold 733; 15. Travis Reber 699;
2019 Race Winners: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. – 7 (5/17 – I-96 Speedway; 5/18 – I-96 Speedway; 5/25 – Lake Ozark Speedway; 6/5 – Lawton Speedway; 6/8 – Salina Speedway; 7/12 – Gallatin Speedway; 7/19 – Big Sky Speedway); Blake Hahn – 2 (6/20 – Skagit Speedway; 7/20 – Big Sky Speedway); Scott Bogucki – 2 (6/14 – Brown County Speedway; 6/15 – Black Hills Speedway); Thomas Kennedy – 2 (4/25 – Eagle Raceway, 4/26 – U.S. 36 Raceway); James McFadden – 2 (8/2 – Knoxville Raceway; 8/3 – Knoxville Raceway); John Carney II – 1 (5/26 – Lake Ozark Speedway); Travis Rilat – 1 (6/4 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway); Roger Crockett – 1 (6/21 – Skagit Speedway); Robbie Price – 1 (6/22 – Skagit Speedway); Devon Borden – 1 (6/28 – Grays Harbor Raceway); Matt Covington – 1 (6/29 – Grays Harbor Raceway); Ryan Giles – 1 (8/1 – Knoxville Raceway);
Weather-Related Cancellations – 9: Devil’s Bowl Speedway (3/15 and 3/16); Williams Grove Speedway (5/3); Selinsgrove Speedway (5/4); Lakeside Speedway (5/9); I-30 Speedway (5/11); Route 66 Motor Speedway (6/1); Creek County Speedway (6/6); Gallatin Speedway (7/13)
ASCS Online:
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Audio Broadcast: http://www.racinboys.com
Live-Scoring (Where Applicable): MRP Live
ASCS National Tour Drivers Online:
Jamie Ball (Knoxville, IA): http://www.jamieball.com/default.aspx?i=false
Seth Bergman (Snohomish, WA.): http://www.sethbergmanracing.com
Scott Bogucki (McLaren Vale, S. Aust.): https://www.facebook.com/ScottBogucki89
John Carney II (El Paso, TX): https://www.facebook.com/JohnCarneyRacing
Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK): http://www.mattcovingtonracing.com
Roger Crockett (Broken Arrow, OK): http://www.rocketdesignsllc.com
Tucker Doughty (Rockwall, TX): https://twitter.com/tuckerdoughty
Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX): http://www.sam15.com
Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, OK): http://www.blakehahnracing.com
Alex Hill (Six Nations, Ontario, Can.): https://twitter.com/alexhill77x
Jordon Mallett (Greenbrier, AR): https://www.facebook.com/jordonmallettmotorsports
Chris Martin (Ankeny, IA): https://twitter.com/cmr_44?lang=en
Robbie Price (Cobble Hill, BC, Can.): http://www.bdsmotorsportsllc.com
Harli White (Lindsay, OK): http://www.harliwhiteracing.net

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