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Jason Johnson Sweeps Night 3 Of The Knoxville Nationals

Posted: Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at 6:00 am
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Jason Johnson had two chances to make the show for the 57th Annual 5 Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals last night. The first was to finish in the top four of the A-Main to lock himself into positions 17-20, or win the Speed Sport News World Challenge. He did both and by virtue of his A-Main win ,will start the Knoxville Nationals finale in 17th position. Johnson took the lead on lap two of the A-Main and led the rest of the way. Logan Schuchart was second and will start 18th, Aaron Reutzel was third and will start 19th, and Cory Eliason came home fourth and will start 20th. Johnson told KNIA/KRLS Sports while his preliminary night did not go as planned, he is looking forward to picking his way from 17th starting spot. Johnson then went out and blew by James McFadden on lap seven and led the rest of the way to win the Speed Sport World Challenge. McFadden had one final chance out of the fourth turn, but Johnson managed to hold him off. Tonight is the single biggest night in sprint car racing as a champion will be crowned in the 57th Annual 5 Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals. Our coverage starts at five with Live Track Side, Motor Racing Network’s Winged Nation at six, and Race Nights Live at seven on AM 1320 and 95.3 KNIA and kniakrls.com.

A main
1. Jason Johnson
2. Logan Schuchart
3. Aaron Reutzel
4. Cory Eliason
5. Chad Kemenah
6. Spencer Bayston
7. Sheldon Haudenschild
8. Brooke Tatnell
9. Tim Kaeding
10. Sammy Swindell
11. Kraig Kinser
12. Jacob Allen
13. Joey Saldana
14. Brent Marks
15. Bill Balog
16. Brady Bacon
17. Cole Duncan
18. James McFadden
19. Jeff Swindell
20. Jac Haudenschild
21. Scott Bogucki
22. Sam Hafertepe Jr.
23. Dane Lorenc
24. Lynton Jeffrey
Lap Leaders: Allen 1, Johnson 2-25; Hard Charger: Kemenah

Speed Sport World Challenge
1. Jason Johnson
2. James McFadden
3. Brad Sweet
4. Dominic Scelzi
5. Brian Brown
6. Lynton Jeffrey
7. Ian Madsen
8. Greg Hodnett
9. Logan Schuchart
10. Shane Stewart
11. Kerry Madsen
12. Jamie Veal
13. Carson Macedo
14. Terry McCarl
15. Lucas Wolfe
16. Skylar Gee
17. Harli White
18. Jason Kendrick
19. Brooke Tatnell
20. Jordyn Brazier
21. Thomas Kennedy
22. Scott Bogucki
23. Cory Eliason
Lap Leaders: McFadden 1-6, Johnson 7-20. Hard-charger: Schuchart.

57th 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store Feature Tentative Lineups:

A-Main

1. 5 David Gravel
2. 15 Donny Schatz
3. 49 Brad Sweet
4. 2M Kerry Madsen
5. 21 Brian Brown
6. 24 Terry McCarl
7. 9 Daryn Pittman
8. 27 Greg Hodnett
9. 57 Kyle Larson
10. 2 Shane Stewart
11. 2KS Austin McCarl
12. 4 Paul McMahan
13. 13JT Mark Dobmeier
14. 24R Rico Abreu
15. 18 Ian Madsen
16. 2C Wayne Johnson
17. 41 Jason Johnson
18. 1S Logan Schuchart
19. 87 Aaron Reutzel
20. 5H Cory Eliason

B-Main (Top 4 transfer)

1. 83 Justin Henderson
2. 44S Trey Starks
3. 7S Jason Sides
4. 82 Dusty Zomer
5. 24W Lucas Wolfe
6. 14B Christopher Bell
7. 29 Danny Dietrich
8. 49X Tim Shaffer
9. 09 Matt Juhl
10. 41S Dominic Scelzi
11. 10H Chad Kemenah
12. 39 Spencer Bayston
13. 93 Sheldon Haudenschild
14. 55 Brooke Tatnell
15. 3K Tim Kaeding
16. 3S Sammy Swindell
17. 11K Kraig Kinser
18. 1A Jacob Allen
19. 51 Joey Saldana
20. 19 Brent Marks

C-Main (Top 4 transfer)

1. 17B Bill Balog
2. 99 Brady Bacon
3. 12N Cole Duncan
4. 3 James McFadden
5. 94 Jeff Swindell
6. 17 Jac Haudenschild
7. 84 Scott Bogucki
8. 15H Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
9. 00 Dane Lorenc
10. 12 Lynton Jeffrey
11. 3G Carson Macedo
12. 1Z Dale Blaney
13. 1 Thomas Kennedy
14. 71 Kevin Thomas, Jr.
15. 53 Jack Dover
16. 1X Don Droud, Jr.
17. W20 Greg Wilson
18. 17X Josh Baughman
19. 21AU Jordyn Braizer
20. 49J Josh Schneiderman

D-Main (Top 4 transfer)

1. 81 Lee Jacobs
2. 68 Chase Johnson
3. 35V Jamie Veal
4. 1M Danny Lasoski
5. 3P Sawyer Phillips
6. 7W Tasker Phillips
7. 95 Matt Covington
8. 56N Davey Heskin
9. 99G Skylar Gee
10. 17W Harli White
11. 70 Clint Garner
12. 44 Chris Martin
13. 5J Jeremy Schultz
14. 15M Bobby Mincer
15. 85 Chase Wanner
16. 23W Scott Winters
17. 8H Jason Kendrick
18. 19P Paige Polyak
19. 26 Tayler Malsam
20. 9N Wade Nygaard

E-Main (Top 4 transfer)
1. 1B Dustin Selvage
2. 19L Todd King
3. 71A R.J. Johnson
4. 17M Max McGhee
5. 22 Rager Phillips
6. 67X Parker Price-Miller
7. 4X Dakota Hendrickson
8. X1 Mason Moore
9. 10V Kyle Reinhardt
10. 13V Seth Brahmer
11. 9Z Jared Goerges
12. 12W Josh Walter
13. 83C Adam Cruea
14. 13 Clyde Knipp
15. 1P Curtis Evans
16. 9C Roger Campbell
17. 9X Jake Bubak
18. 2MM Matt Moro