NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals
Knoxville Raceway | Knoxville, IA
Thursday, August 11, 2022
Race Recap  

SHARK WEEK: Jacob Allen Completes Shark Racing Sweep of Knoxville Nationals Prelims

Take a bow, Knoxville Raceway. You did it again.

Thursday’s preliminary program of the 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s was one of the most remarkable in recent memory. The storylines were plentiful from top-to-bottom, but one team earned the right to dominate the headlines.

Thirty-two years removed from Bobby Allen’s emotional, dramatic, and stunning triumph at the 1990 Knoxville Nationals, his beloved operation – Shark Racing – has swept the preliminary programs of the 2022 edition with his grandson, Logan Schuchart, winning Wednesday and his son, Jacob Allen, topping Thursday.

It was a rag-tag group of characters and cars when the Hanover, PA team joined the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series full-time in 2014. Flash forward eight years and this dream has turned into a reality with Shark Racing evolving into one of the top teams in the country, and they proved it this week.

After Logan Schuchart led all 25 laps of Wednesday’s opener, his uncle Jacob Allen had to follow him up on Thursday and most certainly felt the pressure. That’s not to say he didn’t thrive under the heat of the microscope, though. Piloting the Pells Tire Service, Low-E Insulation #1A, a replica design of Bobby’s 1990 car, Jacob brought his dad’s ride back to Victory Lane and he beat the best of the best to do it.

Earning his first-career Knoxville Raceway win with a superb effort, Allen was forced to fend off three-time World of Outlaws champion and 2018 Knoxville Nationals winner, Brad Sweet, to get the job done. It was a heated battle down the stretch, but one that this lovable son of “Scruffy” was willing to face head-on.

“This is so amazing,” Allen told an ecstatic crowd in Knoxville. “To bring my dad’s #1A car back to Victory Lane at Knoxville is so badass. What else can you say? Wow. I had to hold off Brad Sweet, who’s a champion here. Knoxville Raceway tops it all.

I was telling Logan that I could throw up before the Feature with how much pressure he put on me. I thought what it would be like for Shark Racing to sweep the prelims, and we freaking did it. I can’t believe it. When Shark Racing first came on the road, they never would’ve thought we were capable of doing this. This shows you that no matter how hard you work if you believe in it and you truly want it, you can make it happen.”

Allen earned his first Knoxville win in a tough fashion as he fought off Sweet. [Trent Gower]

It was a matter of 0.754-seconds for Brad Sweet as fell just short of claiming his second Knoxville Nationals preliminary win. He was all over Allen’s bumper throughout the final five laps but struggled to make the right move with traffic and Allen’s improved savvy standing in his way. The Big Cat will start ninth in Saturday’s big dance aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49.

“I’m happy for Jacob,” Sweet said on his friend. “That’s pretty awesome to see the #1A back in Victory Lane here. Knoxville is a tricky place to win at, so seeing him get his first win on this kind of stage is special. I’m definitely disappointed for my guys, though. We had a good car, but I don’t think I made the right moves. We’ve got some work to do, and 50 laps is a long time for things to play out.”

Completing the podium behind Allen and Sweet was another fellow World of Outlaws star Carson Macedo. The Jason Johnson Racing, Albaugh #41 found speed late in the going and tracked down the front two to make it a three-way battle for the win on Thursday. The Lemoore, CA native fell short by 1.161-seconds at the checkered flag, but his third-place effort was enough to slot him starting fifth in Saturday’s main event.

“I got a bad start and had to reel it all back in,” Macedo said on his night. “Once I got my momentum going and found a rhythm I felt really good and could see Brad and Jacob ahead of me. I faded at the end, though, I don’t think it was my car or anything, maybe just the dirty air. It’s a nice points night for us, though, and I know we’re locked in for Saturday. I think we can get a little better for the big dance, but I believe in Phil [Dietz], Clyde [Knipp], and Nate [Reptez] completely.

Austin McCarl, of Altoona, IA, was the story away from the story as he earned high point man honors and put his Country Builders #88 on the pole position of Saturday’s $175,00o-to-win grand finale. The son of “T-Mac” Terry McCarl, Austin locked-in to his third Knoxville Nationals A-Main by timing in fifth, running fourth-from-eighth in his Heat and finishing fourth in the Feature.

Austin McCarl will start on the pole of Saturday’s $175,000-to-win Knoxville Nationals. [Trent Gower]

Kyle Larson, the defending Knoxville Nationals champion, earned his fair share of headlines as well on Thursday. He timed in seventh-quick, but a poor Heat Race sent him to the B-Main and a 22nd-place starting position in the Feature. The Elk Grove, CA native then did what he does best, advancing +17 spots in a caution-free race to finish fifth and earn KSE Hard Charger honors. He’ll start from sixth in Saturday’s 50-lap finale as he hopes to repeat his 2021 triumph.

Rounding out the top-10 on Thursday night was Zeb Wise, Tyler Courtney, Kasey Kahne, Lynton Jeffrey, and JJ Hickle.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (25 Laps) –  1. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. 41-Carson Macedo [6]; 4. 88-Austin McCarl [7]; 5. 57-Kyle Larson [22]; 6. 26-Zeb Wise [1]; 7. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [8]; 8. 9-Kasey Kahne [12]; 9. 2K-Lynton Jeffrey [4]; 10. 25-J.J. Hickle [5]; 11. 3TK-Tim Kaeding [10]; 12. 27H-Daryn Pittman [21]; 13. 19W-Chris Windom [9]; 14. 5C-Dylan Cisney [14]; 15. 21-Brian Brown [19]; 16. 11X-Michael Kofoid [24]; 17. 20G-Noah Gass [17]; 18. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips [23]; 19. 17B-Bill Balog [13]; 20. 49X-Cale Thomas [11]; 21. 35-Zach Hampton [18]; 22. 1-Logan Wagner [15]; 23. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [16]; 24. 53-Jack Dover [20]. Lap Leader(s): Jacob Allen 1-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 57-Kyle Larson[+17]

Final Points (1-16 A-Main; 17-26 B-Main):

  1. 88-Austin McCarl (477)
  2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney (473)
  3. 15-Donny Schatz (469)
  4. 2-David Gravel (469)
  5. 41-Carson Macedo (467)
  6. 57-Kyle Larson (462)
  7. 19-Brent Marks (462)
  8. 27H-Daryn Pittman (459)
  9. 49-Brad Sweet (458)
  10. 25-JJ Hickle (458)
  11. 1A-Jacob Allen (457)
  12. 11M-Parker Price-Miller (457)
  13. 39-Justin Sanders (456)
  14. 11X-Buddy Kofoid (453)
  15. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips (451)
  16. 8-Aaron Reutzel (447)
  17. 18-Giovanni Scelzi (445)
  18. 1S-Logan Schuchart (444)
  19. 2K-Lynton Jeffrey (443)
  20. 26-Zeb Wise (442)
  21. 83-James McFadden (441)
  22. 13-Justin Peck (441)
  23. 14J-Cole Macedo (435)
  24. 2KS-Ian Madsen (434)
  25. 9-Kasey Kahne (431)
  26. 3TK-Tim Kaeding (431)
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Feature Results
12+11AJacob Allen 250.00025Running0$12,000
23+149Brad Sweet 25-0.754Running0$10,000
36+341Carson Macedo 25-1.161Running0$7,000
47+388Austin McCarl 25-3.917Running0$6,000
522+1757Kyle Larson 25-4.834Running0$5,000
61-526Zeb Wise 25-6.091Running0$4,000
78+17BCTyler Courtney 25-6.649Running0$3,500
812+49Kasey Kahne 25-10.369Running0$2,500
94-52KLynton Jeffrey 25-14.265Running0$2,000
105-525J.J. Hickle 25-14.411Running0$1,750
1110-13TKTim Kaeding 25-14.932Running0$1,500
1221+927HDaryn Pittman 25-15.881Running0$1,400
139-419WChris Windom 25-16.334Running0$1,300
141405CDylan Cisney 25-16.983Running0$1,250
1519+421Brian Brown 25-17.385Running0$1,200
1624+811XMichael Kofoid 25-17.751Running0$1,150
1717020GNoah Gass 25-18.292Running0$1,100
1823+57TAZTasker Phillips 25-18.896Running0$1,050
1913-617BBill Balog 24-1 LapsRunning0$1,000
2011-949XCale Thomas 24-1 LapsRunning0$1,000
2118-335Zach Hampton 24-1 LapsRunning0$1,000
2215-71Logan Wagner 17-8 LapsRunning0$1,000
2316-715HSam Hafertepe Jr6-19 LapsRunning0$1,000
2420-453Jack Dover 0-25 LapsDNS0$1,000
Last Chance Showdown Results
13+227HDaryn Pittman 120.00012Running0$200
25+357Kyle Larson 12-1.053Running0$200
31-27TAZTasker Phillips 12-1.121Running0$200
42-211XMichael Kofoid 12-3.304Running0$200
57+239MAnthony Macri 12-4.315Running0$600
68+242Sye Lynch 12-5.881Running0$550
714+724RRico Abreu 12-6.637Running0$500
810+217SSammy Swindell 12-8.302Running0$475
913+411NHarli White 12-8.648Running0$450
109-109Matt Juhl 12-9.554Running0$425
1112+127Carson McCarl 12-9.970Running0$400
1220+844Chris Martin 12-11.142Running0$375
1311-221KThomas Kennedy 12-11.236Running0$350
1424+1035KChad Kemenah 12-12.125Running0$325
1521+699Skylar Gee 12-13.335Running0$300
1622+614HJosh Higday 12-13.899Running0$275
1719+283TTanner Carrick 12-14.707Running0$260
1815-318RRyan Roberts 12-15.026Running0$250
1923+497Greg Wilson 12-16.985Running0$240
2017-311KKraig Kinser 12-17.728Running0$225
214-175Spencer Bayston 11-1 LapsRunning0$200
2216-611TT.J. Stutts 11-1 LapsRunning0$200
2318-515MBobby Mincer 11-1 LapsRunning0$200
246-1816Brooke Tatnell 3-9 LapsRunning0$200
C Main Results
11099Skylar Gee 100.00010Running0$150
23+114HJosh Higday 10-1.780Running0$150
35+297Greg Wilson 10-7.753Running0$150
47+335KChad Kemenah 10-8.522Running0$150
54-16Bill Rose 10-11.124Running0$250
66012Tyler Drueke 10-11.760Running0$200
78+14WMatt Wasmund 10-14.519Running0$175
89+197GAlan Gilbertson 5-5 LapsRunning0$150
92-783JRKerry Madsen 0-10 LapsDNS0$140
101006AAdam Cruea 0-10 LapsDNS0$100
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+15CDylan Cisney 100.00010Running
24+21AJacob Allen 10-2.115Running
33049XCale Thomas 10-4.129Running
46+241Carson Macedo 10-5.111Running
51-483TTanner Carrick 10-7.568Running
68+27TAZTasker Phillips 10-8.542Running
75-227Carson McCarl 10-9.722Running
87-15Spencer Bayston 10-10.447Running
99099Skylar Gee 10-12.245Running
1010012Tyler Drueke 10-13.820Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11035Zach Hampton 100.00010Running
23+19Kasey Kahne 10-1.051Running
34+126Zeb Wise 10-3.048Running
45+12KLynton Jeffrey 10-4.677Running
56+109Matt Juhl 10-5.849Running
68+211XMichael Kofoid 10-6.269Running
77057Kyle Larson 10-6.906Running
82-615MBobby Mincer 10-9.627Running
910+135KChad Kemenah 10-10.356Running
109-183JRKerry Madsen 0-10 LapsDNS
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
16+525J.J. Hickle 100.00010Running
2201Logan Wagner 10-3.140Running
35+249Brad Sweet 10-4.125Running
44019WChris Windom 10-6.153Running
57+216Brooke Tatnell 10-7.588Running
68+227HDaryn Pittman 10-8.196Running
73-411TT.J. Stutts 10-10.289Running
81-744Chris Martin 10-11.541Running
99014HJosh Higday 10-12.312Running
101004WMatt Wasmund 10-15.598Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11021Brian Brown 100.00010Running
24+23TKTim Kaeding 10-3.148Running
32-115HSam Hafertepe Jr10-4.042Running
48+47BCTyler Courtney 10-4.825Running
57+239MAnthony Macri 10-5.878Running
63-311KKraig Kinser 10-7.906Running
75-211NHarli White 10-9.134Running
86-217SSammy Swindell 10-11.175Running
9906Bill Rose 10-18.200Running
1010097GAlan Gilbertson 9-1 LapsRunning
Heat 5 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11053Jack Dover 100.00010Running
22020GNoah Gass 10-0.721Running
33017BBill Balog 10-2.313Running
48+488Austin McCarl 10-4.829Running
55024RRico Abreu 10-5.604Running
64-218RRyan Roberts 10-6.252Running
77042Sye Lynch 10-7.120Running
86-221KThomas Kennedy 10-8.364Running
99097Greg Wilson 10-11.021Running
101006AAdam Cruea 0-10 LapsDNS
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
137TAZTasker Phillips Plesantville, IA15.4070.000
22111XMichael Kofoid Penngrove, CA15.419-0.012
31727HDaryn Pittman Owasso, OK15.427-0.020
4147BCTyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN15.443-0.036
5488Austin McCarl Altoona, IA15.452-0.045
6185Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN15.485-0.078
73557Kyle Larson Elk Grove, CA15.506-0.099
8516Brooke Tatnell San Souci, NSW15.529-0.122
91339MAnthony Macri Dillsburg, PA15.550-0.143
101242Sye Lynch Cowansville, PA15.552-0.145
111941Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA15.623-0.216
121009Matt Juhl Tea, SD15.646-0.239
132725J.J. Hickle Quilcene, WA15.650-0.243
142917SSammy Swindell Germantown, TN15.656-0.249
15621KThomas Kennedy Winnipeg, MB15.711-0.304
163027Carson McCarl Altoona, IA15.732-0.325
1782KLynton Jeffrey Prairie City, IA15.736-0.329
183249Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA15.753-0.346
19211NHarli White Lindsay, OK15.756-0.349
203124RRico Abreu St. Helena, CA15.769-0.362
21281AJacob Allen Hanover, PA15.785-0.378
222026Zeb Wise Angola, IN15.815-0.408
232519WChris Windom Canton, IL15.822-0.415
24423TKTim Kaeding San Jose, CA15.830-0.423
252218RRyan Roberts Aurora, NE15.837-0.430
264349XCale Thomas Fairland, IN15.840-0.433
27409Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA15.841-0.434
281111TT.J. Stutts Liverpool, PA15.845-0.438
29711KKraig Kinser Bloomington, IN15.855-0.448
303717BBill Balog North Pole, AK15.868-0.461
31265CDylan Cisney Port Royal, PA15.886-0.479
32115MBobby Mincer Burlington, IA15.905-0.498
33241Logan Wagner Harrisonville, PA15.911-0.504
344615HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX15.919-0.512
351620GNoah Gass Mounds, OK15.928-0.521
362383TTanner Carrick Lincoln, CA15.929-0.522
374435Zach Hampton Mooresville, IN16.009-0.602
383344Chris Martin Ankeny, IA16.048-0.641
393921Brian Brown Higginsville, MO16.048-0.641
404153Jack Dover Springfield, NE16.091-0.684
411599Skylar Gee Leduc, AB16.120-0.713
424883JRKerry Madsen Knoxville, IA16.158-0.751
434514HJosh Higday Des Moines, IA16.202-0.795
44366Bill Rose Plainfield, IN16.226-0.819
453897Greg Wilson Benton Ridge, OH16.299-0.892
463412Tyler Drueke Eagle, NE16.337-0.930
474935KChad Kemenah Findlay, OH16.404-0.997
48504WMatt Wasmund Jackson, MN16.537-1.130
494797GAlan Gilbertson Kasson, MN16.677-1.270
5096AAdam Cruea Troy, OH59.999-44.592
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Event Info  

NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals
August 10, 2022 to August 13, 2022
Knoxville Raceway
1000 North Lincoln Street
Knoxville, IA 

Event Description
It's The Granddaddy of 'Em All. The 61st Knoxville Nationals brings the best of the best to Iowa for this four-day Crown Jewel.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Ticket Options  
Ticket Phone
(641) 842-5431

Options And Prices
Single Day tickets and 2-, 3-, and 4-day Packages available.

Grandstand Type
Bleachers/ Chairbacks

Family Section Location
Sections I & J

Handicapped Seating Location
Located in the front stretch grandstands. Wheelchairs and scooters seating is available in row 39 (AA & BB) Also is section D, row 1

Pit Age Requirement
Aged 17 and under require parent waivers - Aged 12 and under must remain in vehicle or the fenced in area between turns 1 and 2. All pit fees apply. All ages same price

Parking Cost

Handicapped Parking Location
Behind the front stretch grandstands and behind Dyer-Hudson Hall.

Camping Availability
electric hookup, non-electric, onsite, sanitary facility, showers, waste services

Camping Cost
camping at the North Campground for $160 for 4 days. Water and electric hookups are available.

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers/ Chairbacks

Stadium Seating
Foam or other seat cushions are permitted as long as they are not more than 20" wide. Stadiums seats are NOT ALLOWED

Handicapped Seating
Located in the front stretch grandstands. Wheelchairs and scooters seating is available in row 39 (AA & BB) Also is section D, row 1

Handicapped Parking
Behind the front stretch grandstands and behind Dyer-Hudson Hall.

Pit Age Limit
Aged 17 and under require parent waivers - Aged 12 and under must remain in vehicle or the fenced in area between turns 1 and 2. All pit fees apply. All ages same price

Personal Coolers
Soft side, collapsible coolers not bigger than 6-pack size are allowed


Credit Card Use
Concessions, Pit Gate, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is available at the track

Smoking Policy
All grandstands are non-smoking. Smoking areas are available underneath stands.

Family Section
Sections I & J

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
electric hookup, non-electric, onsite, sanitary facility, showers, waste services

Camping Cost
camping at the North Campground for $160 for 4 days. Water and electric hookups are available.

Track Info  

Knoxville Raceway
1000 North Lincoln Street
Knoxville, IA 

Track Phone
(641) 842-5431

Ticket Phone
(641) 842-5431

Track Size & Type
0.500; Semi-banked

Sprint Car Track Record
14.351 seconds by Brian Brown on 5/22/21

Closest Airport
Des Moines International Airport

Track Map
Competitor Info  

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