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Shaffer Powers To Victory In Night One Of The 360 Nationals

Posted: Friday, August 4th, 2017 at 5:48 am
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Tim Shaffer is known primarily as a 410 drivers, he won the 2010 Knoxville Nationals. Last night, he let everyone know he can also drive a 360 as he led all 20 laps and was never really challenged on night one of the 27th Annual 360 Nationals. Shaffer had to wait through a lengthy red at the start when a multi car crash involved six cars including defending 360 Nationals winner Sammy Swindell, who got the worst end of when his car launched into the main stretch guard rail ,then was sent into oncoming traffic and was hit multiple times. All drivers involved including Swindell were able to walk away uninjured. After the racing resumed Shaffer lengthened his lead over runner-up Josh Baughman and third place Jon Agan by over two seconds. Shaffer told KNIA/KRLS Sports he has had a good stretch in his car whether it is a 410 or 360. The points look like this after night one, Jamie Ball is the leader with 473, Aaron Reutzel is second with 471, Shaffer sits third at 470, Baughman is fourth with 467 and Thomas Kennedy is fifth. The second half of the field will qualify tonight and the top 20 are locked into Saturday championship race.

A main,
1. Tim Shaffer
2. Josh Baughman
3. Jon Agan
4. Thomas Kennedy
5. Jamie Ball
6. Aaron Reutzel
7. Danny Lasoski
8. Seth Brahmer
9. Seth Bergman
10. Matt Moro
11. Davey Heskin
12. Carson McCarl
13. Cory Eliason
14. Skylar Prochaska
15. Calvin Landis
16. Harli White
17. Devon Dobie
18. Jordyn Brazier
19. Ian Madsen
20. Jonathan Cornell
21. Joe Beaver
22. Sammy Swindell
23. Alex Hill
24. Rager Phillips
Lap Leader: Shaffer 1-20.
Hard Charger: Bergman

27th Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank Event Points (as of Thursday, August 3, 2017)

1. 5J Jamie Ball-473
2. 87 Aaron Reutzel-471
3. 49X Tim Shaffer-470
4. 17B Josh Baughman-467
5. 1 Thomas Kennedy-467
6. 23 Seth Bergman-467
7. 4 Jon Agan-465
8. 13V Seth Brahmer-451
9. 18M Ian Madsen-451
10. 1M Danny Lasoski-450
11. 70 Calvin Landis-448
12. 2M Matt Moro-447
13. 6 Carson McCarl-442
14. 22 Rager Phillips-442
15. 28 Jonathan Cornell-441
16. 35 Skylar Prochaska-430
17. 5H Cory Eliason-428
18. 56N Davey Heskin-423
19. 18 Ryan Roberts-420
20. 23D Devon Dobie-416
21. 21AU Jordyn Brazier-414
22. 3S Sammy Swindell-412
23. 14-Tony Stewart-412
24. 17 Tyler Groenendyk-409
25. 17W Harli White-406
26. 53 Joe Beaver-397
27. 23W Scott Winters-397
28. 77X Alex Hill-396
29. 75AU Matt Egel-387
30. 99 Skylar Gee-353
31. 4J Lee Grosz-352
32. 95 Matt Covington-350
33. 1J Danny Jennings-342
34. 45 Chuck Hebing-339
35. 12 James Mosher-339
36. 52 Blake Hahn-334
37. 35L Cody Ledger-332
38. 8M Kade Morton-319
39. 27B Patrick Bourke-316
40. 93 Dustin Morgan-314
41. 9L Hunter Lane-310
42. 33 Alan Zoutte-307
43. 98 Chris Masters-300