||Ken Schrader returning to Harris Clash
KNOXVILLE, Iowa – One of IMCA fans’ favorite NASCAR drivers returns to Knoxville Raceway for the Thursday, July 19 Harris Clash.
Ken Schrader will join the IMCA Modified field for the 21st annual event. He finished third in the 2011 Clash.
Top prize for the Modifieds is $2,000, plus a $500 bonus if their chassis manufacturer is among the event sponsors. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods run for $750 to win.
Twenty-six cars comprise the grid for the Modified 25-lapper, which pays a minimum of $250 to start.
IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, home region and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded for the 2013 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier.
The Northern SportMod feature will be 20 laps. National and state points are at stake for the SportMods.
In addition to Schrader and defending race winner Eric Dailey of Armstrong, Modified drivers pre-entered include:
Mike Albertsen, Audubon; Kyle Brown, Kellogg; David Brown, Kellogg; Joel Bushore, Boone; Tyler Cale, Donnellson; Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; Clayton Christensen, Spencer; P.J. Conger, St. Joseph, Mo.; Jeff Conner, Jefferson; Greg Cox, Altoona; Bill Davis Jr., Des Moines; and Shane DeMey, Denison;
Jake Durbin, Perry; Mark Elliott, Webster City; Riley Emmel, Estevan, Sask.; Josh Foster, Fort Madison; Josh Gilman, Earlham; Russ Gladson, Des Moines; Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.; Pat Graham, Ames; Richie Gustin, Gilman; Derek Hamm, Donnellson; and Joe Haresky, Apple Valley, Calif.; and Devon Havlik, Iowa Falls;
Randy Havlik, Madrid; Sean Jerovetz, Sobieski, Wis.; Dustin Johnson, Lawrence, Kan.; Matthew Kiner, Aurora, Neb.; Kyle Krampe, Baxter; Michael Long, Quincy, Ill.; Joe McBirnie, Boone; Mitch McGrath, Neosho, Wis.; Jeremy Mills, Garner; Dan Mueller, Griswold; David Murray Jr., Oberlin, Kan.; and Jacob Murray, Hartford;
Levi Nielsen, Mason City; Scott Olson, Blairsburg; Tyler Prochaska, Iowa Falls; Michael Reichar, Des Moines; Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.; Todd Shute, Des Moines; Rich Smith, Davenport; Jon Snyder, Ames; Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; Toby Vande Kamp, Wentzville, Mo.; Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Ill.; Mike Van Genderen, Newton; and Ryan Webb of Manilla.
Jesse Sobbing of Glenwood will chase a second straight Northern SportMod victory. Other SportMod drivers who mailed in early entry forms are:
Coty Albers, Wellsburg; Shawn Albers, Wellsburg; Rick Barlow Jr., Montrose; Aric Becker, Cedar Rapids; Brayton Carter, Oskaloosa; Levi Chipp, Latimer; Nate Chodur, Lake Mills; Chad Claney, Smithville, Mo. Derek Coleman, New London; Blake Conant, Carlisle; Scott Davis, Madrid; Jayme Duinink, Pella; and Eric Elliott, Boone;
Cole Ferguson, Dexter; Jim Gillenwater, Keokuk; Glenn Gladson Jr., Des Moines; Max Harder, Blue Springs, Neb.; Tyler Heckart, Ottumwa; Aaron Hilderman, Topeka, Kan.; Kyle Hoffmann, Benton, Wis.; Gary Holthaus, Topeka, Kan.; Racer Hulin, Laurel; Brad Iverson, Grinnell; Austin Kaplan, Des Moines; Randy Krampe, Baxter; and Chris Larson, Keokuk;
Tom Lathrop, Ottumwa; Brandon Leeman, Roland; Matt Lettow, Roland; Gatlin Leytham, Garwin; Tim Love, Kelley; Brett Lowry, Montezuma; Tyler Luellen, Minburn; Jason Mallicoat, Jefferson; Hunter Marriott, Brookfield; Nick Meyer, Whittemore; Brian Miller, Grand Junction; and Brandon Mitchell, Topeka, Kan.;
Kyle Olberding, Seneca, Kan.; Cory Rose, Boone; Tony Rost, Utica, Neb.; Bob Ruisinger, Ben nett, Neb.; Joel Rust, Grundy Center; Austin Schrage, Cresco; Mike Tanner, Kansas City, Mo.; Jared Timmerman, Norwalk; Curtis Van Der Wal, Oskaloosa; Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa; Mike Wadel, Garden City, Kan.; Kevin Wagner, Omaha, Neb.; and Sam Wieben, Dysart.
Pit gates open at 3 p.m., the draw closes at 6 p.m., hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7:15 p.m.
Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $8 for students, $4 for kids ages 6-12 and free for youngsters five and under. Pit passes are $25 and no one under the age of 16 will be allowed in the pit area.
More information is available by calling promoter Bob Harris at 515 231-1748 and at the www.harrisclash.com and www.knoxvilleraceway.com websites.
All drivers starting the Harris Clash Modified main event are eligible for a $500 bonus if they can win the July 20 feature at Marshalltown Speedway.
A draw/redraw format is planned for the $1,000 to win, minimum $100 to start Modified feature the next night at Marshalltown, where all applicable IMCA points will be awarded.