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Hard Charging Knoell Captures Salina Speedway Stand Packer Win

Up on the bars and the gas is feature winner Brian Knoell. Jaime Roth Photo

Up on the bars and the gas is feature winner Brian Knoell. Jaime Roth Photo

by Dusty Wiegert – SALINA, Kan. — With a completely packed grandstand more than 3,000 people witnessed a wild and exciting night of racing at the Salina Speedway as Memorial Day Weekend opened on Friday May 24, 2013.

The fans were in for one great drive from the back to the front in the Belleville Motorsports IMCA Modified division. Brandon Blochlinger moved into the lead early and looked poised to win his second race of the season, but twentieth starting Brian Knoell had other things in mind as he drove through the pack and passed Blochlinger late to pull away to a hard earned victory. Blochlinger settled for second with Joe Cleveland third and Corey Lagroon fourth. Lagroon, Kenny Cross, and Blochlinger won the heat races.

For the second time this season Darrick Klima bested a fifteen car field to win the Friesen Chevrolet Late Models presented by M&H Motors feature event. Klima took command after Delbert Smith broke a transmission while leading the race. Last week’s feature winner Jimmy Segraves followed in second with Justin Kinderknecht third, and Chris Kratzer fourth. Smith and Kratzer won the heat races, one of which was marred by a wild and scary flip and series of barrel rolls on the backstretch by Salinan Jill Roberg. She was ok but done for the night.

Josh Rice redeemed last week’s disappointing turn of events for a feature win in the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Northern SportMods this week by getting past Tyler Frye and Jake Krone late in the race. Rice crossed the stripe first with Frye second, Krone third, and Kurtis Pihl from nineteenth to finish fourth. Tyler Post, Mark Franklin, and Krone won the heat races.

Street Stock mania has set in as the division, backed by Coors Light, boasted their car count to sixteen for the night. At the end of a very well ran feature Jerry Phillips sat in Victory Lane for the first time this season after holding off a determined Scot Granzella, who finished second. Phillips’ teammate Tony Steenson finished third with the first feature event winner earlier this year Duane Toyne in fourth. Toyne and Phillips were the heat winners.

Another eventful feature took place for the Budweiser IMCA Hobby Stocks, with a new face in the winner’s circle this time around. Mark Normandin started from the pole and lead to take the win in the feature event, while eleventh starting Mike Traskowsky closed in to finish second, with John Steele third, and Brian Stich fourth. Travis Coop, Normandin, and Pete Beaumont were the heat winners.

Another season high fifteen cars checked in for the T&R Dirt Construction Mini Stock division. Brian Dunsworth took command early and never relinqueshed it for his second win of the season. Chris Dittrick finished second with John McNabb third, and Stacey Huffman fourth. Russell Roberg and Dittrick won the heat races.

A special night of racing is in store for the fans this upcoming Friday May 31st as the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Sprint Cars come to town for the only time this season. They will be joined by the IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Northern SportMods. Race time is set for 8:00PM.

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Mini Stocks – A Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 6 3X Brian Dunsworth Hutchinson , Ks 40.00
2 8 48EX Chris Dittrick Galva , Ks 39.00
3 11 14M John Mcnabb Salina , Ks 38.00
4 5 1 Stacey Huffman Salina , Ks 37.00
5 1 72 Tracy Montague Salina , Ks 36.00
6 3 55S Stephanie Boardman Galva , Ks 35.00
7 2 21F Brandon Florke Salina , Ks 34.00
8 12 30JR Dawson Bradford Salina , Ks 33.00
9 14 31DD Dallas Dunn Salina , Ks 32.00 DNF
10 13 15E Elliott May Lyons , Ks 31.00 DNF
11 10 6 Bob Henderson Hutchinson , Ks 30.00 DNF
12 4 33 T. J. Eidet Beverly , Ks 29.00 DNF
13 7 4B Amber Bird Brookville , Ks 28.00 DNF
14 15 31 Tyler Short Salina , Ks 0.00 DNS
15 9 7R Russell Roberg Salina , Ks 0.00 DQ

Hobby Stocks – A Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 1 82 Mark Normandin Salina , Ks 40.00
2 11 23 Mike Traskowsky Woodbine , Ks 39.00
3 5 18 John Steele Salina , Ks 38.00
4 8 21 Brian Stitch Topeka , Ks 37.00
5 7 72D Duane Mcanarney Salina , Ks 36.00
6 6 1X G. W. Fuller Tescott , Ks 35.00
7 4 151 Darren Norbert Salina , Ks 34.00
8 12 00 Travis Coop Portis , Ks 33.00
9 16 2 Ron Rouse Salina , Ks 32.00
10 10 31M Aaron Mcbride Barnard , Ks 31.00
11 17 17J Wayne Juenemann Salina , Ks 30.00
12 20 25 Clayton Schroer Strong City, Ks 29.00
13 15 83 Tommy Shomaker Salina , Ks 28.00 DNF
14 18 4A Nathan Munhall Ogden , Ks 27.00 DNF
15 2 44 Bill Rogers Minneapolis , Ks 26.00 DNF
16 19 1K Chase Kado Salina , Ks 25.00 DNF
17 9 88B Pete Beaumont Concordia , Ks 24.00 DNF
18 14 519 Jason Wood Salina , Ks 23.00 DNF
19 3 22 Dennis Berry Salina , Ks 22.00 DNS
20 13 27 Tommy Fose Ellis , Ks 21.00 DNS
21 21 58L Lucas Louder Russell , Ks 0.00 DNS

Street Stocks – A Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 7 59 Jerry Phillips Galva , Ks 40.00
2 8 91E Scot Granzella Salina , Ks 39.00
3 4 59S Tony Steenson Mentor , Ks 38.00
4 6 48 Duane Toyne Austin , Tx 37.00
5 3 00 Curtis Woods S. Hutchinson, Ks 36.00
6 1 5 Jim Stolzenburg Clifton , Ks 35.00
7 16 97 Jeremie Myers Junction City, Ks 34.00
8 2 R99 Brian Ryff Abilene , Ks 33.00
9 10 72 Jeff Wessling Beloit , Ks 32.00
10 9 67 Darin Nelson Onaga , Ks 31.00 DNF
11 5 9J Geoff Jermark Beloit , Ks 30.00 DNF
12 14 5R Tim Talkington Mahaska , Ks 29.00 DNF
13 11 4T Chad Thrush Abilene , Ks 28.00 DNS
14 12 719 Steve Streit Salina , Ks 27.00 DNS
15 13 28 Cody Johnson Salina , Ks 26.00 DNS
16 15 53 Kyle Thompson Glen Elder, Ks 25.00 DNS

Sport Mods – A Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 10 8J Josh Rice Minneapolis , Ks 40.00
2 11 55 Tyler Frye Belleville , Ks 39.00
3 5 21M Jake Krone Beloit , Ks 38.00
4 19 3K Kurtis Pihl Falun , Ks 37.00
5 8 23 Fred Traskowsky Herington , Ks 36.00
6 4 7 Mark Franklin Salina , Ks 35.00
7 6 12 Tyler Post Salina , Ks 34.00
8 14 33D Brenden Damon Great Bend, Ks 33.00
9 20 26X Shane Meeks Abilene , Ks 32.00
10 12 36 Chad Markley Abilene , Ks 31.00
11 16 15 Seth Schroer Strong City, Ks 30.00
12 15 C4 Chris Humphries Salina , Ks 29.00
13 18 37 Fred Gibson Junction City, Ks 28.00
14 13 5 Robert Throop Beloit , Ks 27.00
15 7 69C Tim Mcburney Salina , Ks 26.00
16 2 21J Jeremy Sigler Great Bend, Ks 25.00 DNF
17 9 73G Eric Ingram Beloit , Ks 24.00 DNF
18 17 51 Brandon Belvill Concordia , Ks 23.00 DNF
19 3 331 Bob Dauer Marquette , Ks 22.00 DNS
20 1 38C Cole Emerson Assaria , Ks 0.00 DQ

Modifieds – A Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 20 B6 Brian Knoell Falun , Ks 40.00
2 6 9 Brandon Blochlinger Concordia , Ks 39.00
3 15 2 Joe Cleveland Delphos , Ks 38.00
4 11 24 Corey Lagroon Salina , Ks 37.00
5 2 57 Kenny Cross Salina , Ks 36.00
6 17 74 Jason Nelssen Beloit , Ks 35.00
7 4 93B Brandon Massey Valley Center, Ks 34.00
8 3 M1 Scott Miller Hutchinson , Ks 33.00
9 5 819 Shannon Johnson Salina , Ks 32.00
10 7 71 Jason Caldwell Salina , Ks 31.00
11 13 8R Jesse Richter Great Bend, Ks 30.00
12 16 25P Mike Petersilie Hoisington , Ks 29.00
13 19 12C Clint Smith Hutchinson , Ks 28.00
14 9 12 Rodger Peck Minneapolis , Ks 27.00
15 21 M111 Tommy Miller Hutchinson , Ks 26.00
16 14 59W Jeff Welsh Abilene , Ks 25.00 DNF
17 10 93 Jeremy Massey Park City, Ks 24.00 DNF
18 18 22B Brian Casey Hutchinson , Ks 23.00 DNF
19 12 G3 Brendon Gemmill Ponca City, Ok 22.00 DNF
20 1 70T Terry Malm Lindsborg , Ks 21.00 DNF
21 22 7N William Nusser Larned , Ks 20.00 DNS
22 23 18 Austin Allen Goddard , Ks 0.00 DQ
23 8 11C Craig Colgin Canton , Ks 0.00 DQ

Late Models – A Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 8 92K Darrick Klima Belleville , Ks 40.00
2 7 3 Jimmy Segraves Wichita , Ks 39.00
3 6 1JR Justin Kinderknecht Salina , Ks 38.00
4 4 55 Chris Kratzer Wichita , Ks 37.00
5 3 15 Alan Reinert Downs , Ks 36.00
6 10 15B Tyler Bradshaw Gypsum , Ks 35.00
7 12 92S Daniel Smith Wichita , Ks 34.00
8 2 53T Larry Sutton Beloit , Ks 33.00
9 1 31 Kelly Dunn Salina , Ks 32.00
10 14 47 Chris Bratcher Hutchinson , Ks 31.00
11 13 49 Wylan Petrie Solomon , Ks 30.00
12 9 92 Delbert Smith Wichita , Ks 29.00
13 5 194 Scott Phillips Salina , Ks 28.00
14 11 10J Jill Roberg Salina , Ks 27.00 DNS
15 15 12G Ryan Grit New Cambria, Ks 0.00 DQ

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