***Note: The Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals were rained out on Saturday, and thus, moved to Sunday.***
After two nights of preliminary racing action that saw Shane Clanton and Bobby Pierce claim $7,000 victories, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is set to contest the 18th annual Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals on Saturday night at the historic half-mile Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.
Points garnered during the racing events held on Thursday and Friday nights were used to set the majority of the starting lineup for the 75-lap $50,000-to-win feature on Sunday evening. That race will be shown live by MavTV and FlorRacing.com.
The top-24 starters for the main event have already been established with the remainder of the field to be determined by B-main races that will precede the Knoxville Nationals.
Here are the top-24 starters for Sunday’s big show:
1. Bobby Pierce, 2. Jonathan Davenport, 3. Tyler Bruening, 4. Ricky Thornton Jr., 5. Earl Pearson Jr., 6. Chris Simpson, 7. Shane Clanton, 8. Brandon Overton, 9. Tim McCreadie, 10. Jimmy Owens, 11. Brandon Sheppard, 12. Kyle Strickler, 13. Hudson O’Neal, 14. Ricky Weiss, 15. Spencer Hughes, 16. Ryan Gustin, 17. Tad Pospisil, 18. Aaron Marrant, 19. Chase Junghans, 20. Brian Shirley, 21. Garrett Alberson, 22. Mike Marlar, 23, Justin Zeitner, 24. Spencer Diercks
Starting times have been moved up by one hour.
Hot laps will begin at 4:00(ET) on Sunday afternoon. FloRacing.com coverage will begin at 4:00pm(ET) while MavTV coverage will begin at 6:00PM(ET).
Former Knoxville Nationals Winners:
2021- Mike Marlar
2020- Event Cancelled
2019- Jimmy Owens
2018- Jimmy Owens
2017- Mike Marlar
2016- Mike Marlar
2015- Jared Landers
2014- Brian Birkhofer
2013- Darrell Lanigan
2012- Steve Francis
2011- Don O’Neal
2010- Billy Moyer
2009- Scott Bloomquist
2008- Tim McCreadie
2007- Brady Smith
2006- Brian Shirley
2005- Scott Bloomquist
2004- Brian Birkhofer
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