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Saldana Visits Then Steals 360 Money With Win

Posted: Monday, July 23rd, 2018 at 5:49 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Derek Cardwell

87 sprint cars between the three classes were in the infield at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, and several visitors ran in both 360 and 410. The best race of the night was the 410 A-Main where the lead changed hands four times in the 20 lap race between Austin McCarl and Brian Brown. When the checkered flag waved it was Brown getting the win, his seventh at Knoxville this season and putting him sole possession of sixth place on the all-time wins list ahead of Earl Wagner and six behind Sammy Swindell. The 360 A-Main saw Joey Saldana, a former World of Outlaw regular take the Rudeen Racing car to victory lane. Saldana led all 18 laps to win his first 360 race at Knoxville. Saldana told KNIA/KRLS Sports he fells more confident in a 360 now that he has raced a few times. Kelby Watt took home the top prize in the 305s passing Mike Mayberry with two laps to go. Next week, the All-Star Circuit of Champions pays a visit to the Knoxville Raceway in the final race before the two weeks of the Knoxville Nationals.