Having a clot of mud, dislodge a plug wire as well as breaking the plug, saw Mc Carl wrestle with an ailing car, which despite being on only seven cylinders, was still good enough to record a fifth- place finish behind Kyle Larson, Donny Schatz, Greg Hodnett and Brad Sweet, all of whom Austin will now join as drivers to have contested the Classic.In the Saturday night Knoxville Nationals finale, the 50 lap feature would eventually see a part failure resulting in Mc Carl’s 2017 National’s Dream go up in smoke, thus recording a 22nd place finish.
“To be honest we can’t thank Newton Bradley and the guys at Skwid Signs enough for their continued support of the Classic, we are very fortunate to again have them on board as we look forward to rewarding someone for putting on a show in the 40-lap Classic finale”, Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills said.
Mc Carl who will arrive in Australia on Monday, having hastily arranged his travel plans for his maiden visit to the Classic, enjoyed not only strong performances in the Knoxville Raceway Track Championship, but also during the famed Knoxville Nationals, where he qualified strongly on his qualifying night (11th) and managed to transfer through his heat and directly qualify for the A-Main.
The Ian Sheppard award for the Highest Point Scorer over the President’s Cup, King’s Challenge and South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will also receive 00.00. Named North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll “Driver of the Year” for 2017! of Cullman, Alabama, today was named the 2017 “Driver of the Year” by the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the first time. Approximately 85 additional competitors will take part in Thursday's preliminary night inside the River Spirit Expo Center.
The 2017 Indiana Sprintweek champion and Perris (CA) Oval Nationals winner earned seven first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA, 103 (tie) RJ Johnson, Phoenix, AZ, 103 12. Defending Chili Bowl champion Christopher Bell, Paul Mc Mahan, Jerry Coons Jr., former Chili Bowl champion Cory Kruseman, Shane Stewart, Ryan Bernal, Tanner Thorson and David Gravel are among a stacked list of drivers set to compete. Scott Traylor will anchor the broadcast with Justin Zoch, Bryan Gapinski, Brian Ward and Kaleb Hart sharing the announcing booth this week.
Indiana’s Pat Sullivan will receive the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll “Media Member of the Year” honors for the fourth time in his career. Racin - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from previous PPV events.
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