Knoxville, IA – Terry McCarl and Danny Lasoski have dueled at Knoxville Raceway for four different decades. The rivalry came to life again Saturday night in the track’s third event of the year featuring the FVP National Sprint League. This time, it was McCarl who came out on top on “Heroes Night” on the Fourth of July. The Altoona, Iowa native won his 55th career feature at Knoxville, and his second with the NSL this season.

 

Austin McCarl and Danny Lasoski started in row one of the 25-lap feature event, but it was Terry McCarl, who used the low side of one and two to dispose of Lasoski, and the high side of three and four to pass his son for the lead to complete lap one. Lasoski moved by Austin on lap two for second in pursuit of the leader.

 

Dustin Selvage stopped with mechanical issues with three laps in the books. McCarl led Lasoski, Austin, Ian Madsen and Justin Henderson back to green flag racing. Madsen moved by Austin for third on lap four, before RJ Johnson slowed to a stop at the top of turn two with six laps complete.

 

McCarl took off well on the restart and held Lasoski at bay. Tasker Phillips, who was running twelfth, lost a left front wheel and flipped twelve laps in, bringing out the red flag. McCarl shot out again ahead of Lasoski, Madsen, Tim Kaeding and Austin. Justin Henderson entered the top five on the restart and took fourth from Kaeding on lap 18. At the same time, Lasoski reeled in McCarl in traffic as the veterans battled for the top spot.

 

Kaeding and the lapped car of AJ Moeller contacted on lap 20, and Moeller spun to a stop against the frontstretch fence. McCarl was never challenged in clean air the final five laps. Lasoski trailed him ahead of Madsen, Henderson and Mark Dobmeier. Kaeding, Bill Balog, Dusty Zomer, Austin McCarl and Bryan Clauson

rounded out the top ten.

 

Lynton Jeffrey set quick time over the field, while Moeller, Dakota Hendrickson, Paige Polyak and Henderson picked up heat race wins. Jeffrey also won the B main. Brian Brown suffered a scary incident in his heat race when something shot into the cockpit. He was taken to the hospital for inspection of an arm injury.

McCarl’s win makes him eligible for the $25,000 DeBerg Concrete Triple Crown Challenge, if he can win at Huset’s Speedway in South Dakota on July 26, and the finale of the Jackson Nationals in Minnesota on September 5.

 

“You break your back the first night out…then to be able to come back…” said an emotional McCarl in Victory Lane. “Everybody thinks you’re o.k., but…we’ve been having some problems the last few weeks. Doug (Rankin) did a great job figuring out we had a fuel pump going bad. To beat Lasoski and Ian right now…they’re on fire. You get out to a lead and have a good racecar early…you’re afraid late. I didn’t know if I should move around or not.”

 

“He did a good job,” said Lasoski of McCarl. “He got us on the start, and that was the end of the race. We got beside him, and as any good racecar driver would do, he took our line. I’m really proud of our team. They’ve worked hard.”

 

The FVP National Sprint League heads to Park Jefferson International Speedway near Jefferson, South Dakota this Friday, July 10. For more information on the National Sprint League, visit www.NationalSprintLeague.com!

 

410 Results

The Minnesota Mafia Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (1), 15.236; 2. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (24), 15.35; 3. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (28), 15.42; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (3), 15.474; 5. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (7), 15.487; 6. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (14), 15.493; 7. 7, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (11), 15.500; 8. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (27), 15.503; 9. 17W, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN (25), 15.594; 10. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (4), 15.598; 11. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (23), 15.617; 12. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (31), 15.625; 13. 17B, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI (12), 15.693; 14. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (19), 15.697; 15. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (13), 15.718; 16. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (20), 15.746; 17. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 15.776; 18. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (15), 15.789; 19. 09, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (8), 15.800; 20. 35AU, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Au (10), 15.825; 21. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (2), 15.855; 22. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (26), 15.886; 23. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (30), 15.898; 24. 7R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (18), 16.002; 25. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (5), 16.003; 26. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID (32), 16.017; 27. 9, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (29), 16.024; 28. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (22), 16.046; 29. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (9), 16.258; 30. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (21), 16.258; 31. 1P, Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO (6), 16.464; 32. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (16), 16.469.

 

Fuel Safe Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. AJ Moeller (1); 2. Tasker Phillips (2); 3. Bill Balog (3); 4. Tim Kaeding (5); 5. Craig Dollansky (8) / 6. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 7. Chris Martin (7); 8. Bryan Clauson (4)

 

DMI Heat two (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Dakota Hendrickson (1); 2. Bronson Maeschen (3); 3. Mark Dobmeier (4); 4. Ian Madsen (6); 5. Logan Forler (7) / 6. Jordyn Brazier (2); 7. Josh Schneiderman (8); 8. Brian Brown (5)

 

Kaeding Performance Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:09.0: 1. Paige Polyak (1); 2. Dusty Zomer (3); 3. Terry McCarl (4); 4. Danny Lasoski (6); 5. Matt Juhl (2) / 6. Dustin Selvage (5); 7. Paul Nienhiser (7); 8. Curtis Evans (8)

 

Maxim Racing Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:07.7: 1. Justin Henderson (5); 2. Ryan Bunton (1); 3. Jamie Veal (2); 4. Austin McCarl (4); 5. RJ Johnson (7) / 6. Davey Heskin (3); 7. Bob Weuve (8); 8. Brooke Tatnell (6)

 

Hooker Harness B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:16.0: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (1); 2. Bryan Clauson (3); 3. Dustin Selvage (4); 4. Davey Heskin (6) / 5. Josh Schneiderman (10); 6. Brooke Tatnell (2); 7. Jordyn Brazier (5); 8. Paul Nienhiser (7); 9. Chris Martin (8); 10. Curtis Evans (9); 11. Bob Weuve (11) DNS – Brian Brown

 

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (3); 2. Danny Lasoski (2); 3. Ian Madsen (4); 4. Justin Henderson (5); 5. Mark Dobmeier (7); 6. Tim Kaeding (6); 7. Bill Balog (8); 8. Dusty Zomer (12); 9. Austin McCarl (1); 10. Bryan Clauson (10); 11. Bronson Maeschen (11); 12. Jamie Veal (15); 13. Craig Dollansky (22); 14. Lynton Jeffrey (9); 15. Dakota Hendrickson (17); 16. Davey Heskin (24); 17. Ryan Bunton (19); 18. Logan Forler (20); 19. Paige Polyak (18); 20. Matt Juhl (14); 21. AJ Moeller (16); 22. Tasker Phillips (13); 23. RJ Johnson (21); 24. Dustin Selvage (23). Lap Leader: T. McCarl 1-25. KSE Hard-charger: Dollansky.

 

Contingencies

Minnesota Mafia Quick Time – Lynton Jeffrey

Fuel Safe Heat – Tasker Phillips

DMI Heat – Dakota Hendrickson

Kaeding Performance Heat – Dusty Zomer

Maxim Heat – Ryan Bunton

Hooker Harness “Locked In Award” – Lynton Jeffrey

Speedway Graphics “From the Tail Award” – Davey Heskin

KSE Hard-charger Award – Craig Dollansky

Bell Helmets “Hard Luck Award” – Tasker Phillips

 

Photo: Terry McCarl picked up the win on the 4th of July at Knoxville ahead of Danny Lasoski (L) and Ian Madsen (R) (Rob Kocak Photo)

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