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Dobmeier, Garner, Van Haaften Get Sprint Wins At Knoxville

Posted: Monday, August 29th, 2011 at 5:55 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Derek Cardwell

Fans were treated to a quadruple header of racing at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. Along with the 410s, 360s, and 305s, the dirt trucks also made an appearance with Bret Moyer taking the win. The 360 and 410 points races also all but were decided as Clint Garner won the 360 feature and in the process unofficially clinched the 360 points title for the third straight season. He now has a 329.5 point lead over Chad Humston with one race to go. While he did not win or finish in the top five, Danny Lasoski holds a 211 point cushion over Dusty Zomer and has all but locked up his ninth track championship. The only points race that is still in doubt is the 305 as Carson McCarl has a 61 point lead over Jamie Ball. The points do not become official until the close of business today. As far as the other races, Mark Dobmeier continued his hot streak as he won the 410 A-Main. That is following a win during the Knoxville Nationals, and an All-Star victory last week. The best story of the night was 305 winner Mike Van Haaften, who just two weeks ago returned from a tour of duty in Iraq, and the day after that watched his wife give birth to his son. Van Haaften is the cousin of Nate Van Haaften who won in the 360 class earlier this season.