Six More Added to Corn Belt Nationals Entries

More drivers have signed on as official entries for the inaugural BRANDT Professional Agriculture “Corn Belt Nationals” on July 5-6 at Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway sanctioned by both the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship and the POWRI Lucas Oil WAR Sprints.

Among the latest additions are Michigan’s Steve Irwin, Tennessee’s Anthony Nicholson, Illinois driver Steve Thomas and a trio of Missourians in Slater Helt, Lane Stone and Braydon Cromwell.

Thus far, three past Knoxville USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car winners are entered for the event which pays a hefty $20,000 prize to the Saturday night finale A-Main winner.  Indianapolis, Indiana’s Tyler Courtney won last year at Knoxville en route to the USAC National title.  Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.) captured the victory in 2017 while Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, Okla.) was triumphant in 2011.

Courtney (2018) and Bacon (2014 & 2016) are among three past USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champions entered thus far along with 2017 champ Chris Windom (Canton, Ill.).

Twelve past USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature winners are entered already with Courtney, Grant, Bacon and Windom being joined by Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Cullman, Ala.), C.J. Leary (Greenfield, Ind.), Chase Stockon (Fort Branch, Ind.), Matt Westfall (Pleasant Hill, Ohio), Carson Short (Marion, Ill.), Jason McDougal (Broken Arrow, Okla.), Josh Hodges (Tijeras, N.M.) and Chad Boespflug (Hanford, Calif.).

 

ENTRY LIST (as of June 25)

0 - Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, IA

0s - Steve Irwin, Fenton, MI

1 - Mitch Wissmiller, Saybrook, IL

1m - Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE

4 - Justin Grant, Ione, CA

4A - Braydon Cromwell, Lone Jack, MO

5G - Chris Windom, Canton, IL

6 - Mario Clouser, Auburn, IL

7BC - Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN

7s - Craig Campton, Pardeeville, WI

9G - Cody Gardner, Milford, OH

11w - Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS

12 - TBA

12s - Wesley Smith, Nixa, MO

16 - Anthony Nicholson, Millington, TN

17 - Nick Bilbee, Indianapolis, IN

18 - Terry Richards, Denton, NE

19 - Kevin Thomas, Jr., Avon, IN

19AZ – C.J. Leary, Greenfield, IN

19x - Jori Hughes, Tower, MN

20 - Steve Thomas, Ludlow, IL

22s - Slater Helt, Pleasant Hill, MO

24 - Landon Simon, Indianapolis, IN

24v - Brian VanMeveren, St. Paul, MN

32 - Chase Stockon, Ft. Branch, IN

33m - Matt Westfall, Pleasant Hill, OH

42 - Carson Short, Marion, IL

52 - Isaac Chapple, Willow Branch, IN

52F - Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL

56 - Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL

57 - T.J. Artz, Lincoln, NE

65 - Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO

69 - Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK

71p - Jason McDougal, Broken Arrow, OK

71s - Doug Schenck, Cottage Grove, WI

73 - Lane Stone, Concordia, MO

74x - Josh Hodges, Tijeras, NM

75 - Dustin Christie, Washington, IN

75x - Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust.

77K - Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA

81A - Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS

90 - Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO

98e - Chad Boespflug, Hanford, CA

99 - Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL

 

FRIDAY FORMAT:

Qualifying:

Time Trials 2 cars, 2 laps.

*If 32 cars or more, split field format.

Points: 1-200, 2-198, 3-196, 2 points per position.

 

Heats (8 laps):

24-31 cars, 3 Heats invert 6

32-40 cars, 4 Heats invert 6

41-47 cars, 6 Heats invert 6

48 cars or more, 6 Heats invert 6

Top 4 to A Main, 5-8 to B Main, 9-12 to C Main

Heat Points: 1-100, 2-97, 3-94, 3 points per position.

 

Friday C Main (10 laps) 4 Transfer to B

Friday B Main (12 laps) 4 Transfer to A

Friday A Main, invert 8 (25 laps)

Points: 1-200, 2-198, 3-196, 2 points per position

 

SATURDAY FORMAT

Qualifying

Time Trials (2 cars, 2 Laps)

*If 32 cars or more split field

Points: 1-100, 2-98, 3-96, 2 points per position. If 51 cars or more: 51st on down receives 2 points.

 

Qualifiers 10 laps

24-41 cars, 3 Qualifiers invert 6

42-60 cars, 4 Qualifiers invert 6

Points: 1-50, 2-47, 3-44, 3 points per position

 

Total Combined points from Friday and Saturday to determine Saturday night A, B, C, D Main lineups.

1-18 in points locked in to A Main

19-36 (next 18) determine B Main, 6 Transfer to A

37-54 (next 18) determine C Main, 6 Transfer to B

55-72 determine D Main, 6 Transfer to C

 

D Main 8 laps (if needed)

C Main 12 laps (24 cars)

B Main 16 laps (24 cars)

A Main 30 laps (24 cars)

 

FRIDAY PAYOUT:

C Main: 1-4. Transfer to B Main. 5-9. $200. 10-24. $150.

B Main: 1-4. Transfer to A Main. 5. $250, 6-24. $200

A Main: 1. $5,000, 2. $3,000, 3. $2,000, 4. $1,500, 5. $1,000, 6. $900, 7. $800, 8. $775, 9. $750, 10. $725, 11. $700, 12. $600, 13. $500, 14. $400, 15. $400, 16. $400, 17.$400, 18. $400, 19. $400, 20. $400, 21. $400, 22. $400, 23. $400, 24. $400

 

SATURDAY PAYOUT:

C Main: 1-6 Transfer to C Main. 7. $300, 8-24. $250.

B Main: 1-6 Transfer to A Main. 7. $900, 8. $800, 9. $700, 10. $600, 11. $600, 12. $600, 13. $600, 14. $600, 15. $600, 16. $600, 17. $600,  18. $600, 19. $600, 20. $600, 21. $600, 22. $600, 23. $600, 24. $600

Corn Belt Nationals Championship: 1. $20,000, 2. $12,000, 3. $6,000, 4. $4,000, 5. $3,000, 6. $2,750, 7. $2,500, 8. $2,250, 9. $2,000, 10. $1,750, 11. $1,500, 12. $1,250, 13. $1,100, 14. $1,050, 15. $1,000, 16. $1,000, 17.$1,000,  18. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000, 21. $1,000, 22. $1,000, 23. $1,000, 24. $1,000.

 

The BRANDT Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Nationals will kick-off with a Fourth of July celebration, including a concert and fireworks at Knoxville Raceway on Thursday, July 4. The drivers take to the track on Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6 with $20,000 going to Saturday’s winner. 360 winged sprint cars will also compete on Friday while 410 winged sprint cars will race on Saturday.

Tickets for the inaugural BRANDT Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Nationals are available at www.knoxvilleraceway.com/tickets or by calling the Knoxville Raceway ticket office at 641-842-5431. Tickets start at $20 for adults, $15 for teens and $10 for children 12 and under on Friday. Saturday’s tickets increase by $5.

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