Schatz Wins First Knoxville Prelim In 20 Years

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Donny Schatz did something he hadn’t done in 20 years on night one of the 62ndannual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway. Schatz and Randall traded the point twice in two laps with Schatz taking control exiting turn four on lap 22. To be up here at my first Knoxville Nationals on prelim night, we’re happy with that. Gio Scelzi and Corey Day tied for fourth with 458 points, while Randall tied with Peck for sixth at 449. That is the goal,” said Schatz, who earned $12,000 for the victory. First Heat (10 laps): Brady Bacon, Jake Bubak, Hunter Schuerenberg, Chase Randall, Justin Sanders, James McFadden, Terry McCarl, Kyle Reinhardt, McKenna Hasse, David Gravel. Second Heat (10 laps): Sheldon Haudenschild, Justin Peck, Robbie Price, Dustin Selvage, Scott Bogucki, J.J. Hickle, Chase Dietz, Kraig Kinser, Chris Martin, Aaron Reutzel.

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