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Cars And Debris Flying Out Of The Raceway Plus Dominating Wins Make For A Wacky Night At Knoxville.

Posted: Monday, May 7th, 2012 at 5:59 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Derek Cardwell

It may have been because a supermoon was out, but some of the craziest action in recent memory happened Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. The first true regular night of racing was memorable for dominating victories in all three classes, and memorable due to the fact that car parts and a car flew out of the track. 410 Driver Austin Johnson was involved in a crash in turn three and his car was catapulted out of the track. Johnson was O-K but the car was badly damaged. Two other wrecks also involved debris being flung out of the race track on two occasions…once striking a vehicle parked outside of turn four. Steve Breazeale ran away in the 305 main event to score his fourth 305 win of his career at Knoxville, Clint Garner blew by Jason Johnson in the fourth turn with ten laps remaining and won comfortably in the 360s, and Wayne Johnson ran away and hid from everyone in the 410 A-Main. Johnson has had a remarkable string of finishing in the top five of every race he has run this season. In related news, the Shootout scheduled for last night at the Knoxville Raceway was postponed for the second time this season when severe weather rolled through the area yesterday morning. The new date will be June 3rd