Kansas City, KS
Jason Johnson (27th car out to time) set quick time on the 4/10-mile at 13.966 seconds. Kerry Madsen (22nd car out) was second quick, followed by Brian Brown (18th), Sheldon Haudenschild (28th), Shane Stewart (21st), Jac Haudenschild (12th), Brent Marks (32nd), Daryn Pittman (16th), Brad Sweet (2nd) and Dusty Zomer (35th). Curtis Evans was DQed after not slowing for the caution during his session.
Heat one (started): 1. S. Stewart 2 (2) 2. J. Johnson 41 (1) 3. Sweet 49 (3) 4. Brady Bacon 99 (4) 5. Ian Madsen 18 (5) / 6. Clyde Knipp 13 (6) 7. Hunter Schuerenberg 20N (7) 8. Ryan Bickett 17B (8) 9. Riley Kreisel 90 (9)
8-lap heats took the top five to the feature and the top two to the Dash. S. Stewart slid in front of J. Johnson in turn three on lap one and held on to win a mostly single-file affair. The top groove was dominant and already approaching the wall.
Heat two (started): 1. K. Madsen 2m (1) 2. J. Haudenschild (2) 3. Zomer 82 (3) 4. Tony Stewart 14 (5) 5. Brooke Tatnell 55 (8) / 6. Jeremy Schultz 5J (4) 7. Jordan Goldesberry 65 (7) 8. Wyatt Burks 11w (9) 9. Logan Schuchart 1s (6)
Schuchart slowed to a stop before a lap was complete and retired. A good battle between K. Madsen and J. Haudenschild for the lead went to the Aussie and he cruised to the win. After a disappointing qualifying effort, Tatnell came from outside row four to grab the final transfer from Schultz on lap five.
Heat three (started): 1. Brown 21 (1) 2. Marks 19 (2) 3. David Gravel 5 (3) 4. Kraig Kinser 11K (5) 5. Sammy Swindell 3 (4) / 6. Parker Price-Miller 4 (6) 7. Greg Wilson w20 (7) 8. Taylor Walton 13x (8) DNS – Danny Thoman 27
Thoman lost an engine in qualifying and scratched for the night. Price-Miller was penalized a row for jumping and restarted eighth. Marks led Brown and Gravel early. K. Kinser slowed a bit on the second lap and the caution was thrown. Since he picked it back up, he got his spot back. Marks chose the inside line on the restart over Brown, Gravel, Kinser and Swindell. While Brown surged to the front, Wilson slipped by Swindell into fifth. On lap five, Swindell would surge from seventh to fifth and grab the final transfer. Up front, Brown pulled away for the win.
Heat four (started): 1. S. Haudenschild 93 (1) 2. Pittman 9 (2) 3. Donny Schatz 15 (3) 4. Jason Sides 7s (6) 5. Lynton Jeffrey 12 (4) / 6. Jacob Allen 1a (5) 7. RJ Johnson 71A (7) 8. Curtis Evans 1P (9) 9. Joe B. Miller 51B (8)
S. Haudenschild looked strong in leading the distance. Pittman and Schatz had a good duel for the second Dash spot early in the heat.
Dash (started): 1. Brown (3) 2. S. Stewart (1) 3. S. Haudenschild (4) 4. J. Haudenschild (6) 5. K. Madsen (2) 6. J. Johnson (5) 7. Pittman (8) 8. Marks (7)
A push truck ran over J. Haudesnchild and he was given time to make repairs. Stewart led Brown and J. Haudenschild early. Brown would surge to the front and pull away on the second lap, earning the pole of the feature.
B main (started): 1. Schuchart (4) 2. Schuerenberg (6) 3. Price-Miller (5) 4. Allen (2) / 5. Knipp (3) 6. RJ Johnson (9) 7. Wilson (8) 8. Bickett (10) 9. Goldesberry (7) 10. Kreisel (13) 11. Miller (12) 12. Walton (11) 13. Burks (14) 14. Evans (15) 15. Schultz (1) DNS – Thoman
Schultz led the 12-lapper early over Schuchart, Allen and Knipp. Schuerenberg had things rolling through the middle and worked by Knipp for the fourth and final transfer on lap four. A lap later, the leader, Schultz flipped in turn three. Schuchart assumed the lead and took the outside on the double-file restart ahead of Allen, Schuerenberg, Price-Miller, Knipp and RJ Johnson. Schuerenberg would go around Allen for second when the green fell, with Price-Miller in tow.
A main (started): 1. Brown (1) 2. S. Haudenschild (4) 3. Schatz (12) 4. J. Johnson (6) 5. K. Madsen (5) 6. S. Stewart (2) 7. Gravel (11) 8. Sweet (9) 9. Pittman (7) 10. Schuchart (21) 11. I. Madsen (17) 12. Marks (8) 13. Bacon (13) 14. J. Haudenschild (3) 15. Sides (16) 16. Kinser (15) 17. Schuerenberg (22) 18. Zomer (10) 19. Price-Miller (23) 20. Wilson (25, prov.) 21. Tatnell (18) 22. Swindell (19) 23. T. Stewart (14) 24. Jeffrey (20) 25. Allen (24) 26. Knipp (26, prov.)
Brown led J. Haudenschild and Stewart early in the 30-lapper. K. Madsen was on the prowl and would take third on lap two. The leaders entered lapped traffic on lap seven. K. Madsen took off, grabbing second from J. Haudenschild on lap six, and slid in front of Brown for the lead on lap eight. He would check out on the field, dicing in and out of traffic. Meanwhile, S. Haudenschild battled his Dad for the third spot, taking it on lap ten. He would then trade second with Brown in another good battle that would eventually see Brown prevail. K. Madsen had opened up a half lap lead by lap 14. J. Haudenschild would work back by S. Haudenschild for third, with Brown right there in his sights. Disaster would strike K. Madsen 20 laps in, when he blew his right rear. He had lapped up to eleventh place, and restarted 12th. Brown assumed the lead and kept it the final ten laps. J. Haudenschild restarted second, but went backwards after that. Schatz would surge from fourth to second on the restart, but S. Haudenschild would reclaim second on lap 22. K. Madsen would climb back to finish in the top five. Schuchart was the hard-charger.