schatz & gravel tied atop night 1 points

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — On a night when only 18 of the top 20 qualifiers transferred into the feature through the heat races, Donny Schatz and David Gravel emerged as the nights high-point earners during night one of the Knoxville Nationals Wednesday at Knoxville Raceway.

Both Schatz and Gravel wound up with 469 points, which is low when considering 500 points is the maximum that could be earned.

Schatz qualified 11th, finished fourth in his heat and second in his heat race, while Gravel qualified 10th, finished fourth in his heat and third in the 25-lap main event.

Brent Marks, who was one of the drivers, who failed to transfer through his heat, raced into the feature through the B main and ended up third in points with 462 markers.

Fast-qualifier Parker Price-Miller (457) and rookie of the Nationals contender Justin Sanders, driving for Kevin Swindell (456) rounded out the top five.

Wednesday Points

1     15    Donny Schatz      469

2     2     David Gravel      469

3     19    Brent Marks 462

4     11M   Parker Price-Miller     457

5     39    Justin Sanders    456

6     8     Aaron Reutzel     447

7     18    Gio Scelzi  445

8     1S    Logan Schuchart   444

9     83    James McFadden    441

10    13    Justin Peck 441

11    14J   Cole Macedo 435

12    2KS   Ian Madsen  434

13    14    Corey Day   422

14    11    Roger Crockett    417

15    16A   Colby Copeland    416

16    3     Ayrton Gennetten  414

17    55    Hunter Schuerenberg     410

18    17W   Shane Golobic     407

19    17    Sheldon Haudenschild    405

20    49J   Josh Schneiderman 401

21    101   Lachlan McHugh    399

22    17C   Carson Short      398

23    7     Justin Henderson  396

24    91    Kyle Reinhardt    395

25    21H   Brady Bacon 395

26    55T   McKenna Haase     392

27    73    Scotty Thiel      390

28    55W   Mike Wagner 390

29    7S    Robbie Price      386

30    3P    Sawyer Phillips   385

31    2M    Davey Heskin      384

32    13JT  Mark Dobmeier     382

33    71    Cory Eliason      381

34    6B    Brandon Wimmer    380

35    7W    Dustin Selvage    376

36    24    Terry McCarl      373

37    1AU   Marcus Dumesny    360

38    84    Scott Bogucki     333

39    20    AJ Moeller  332

40    40    Clint Garner      323

41    3Z    Brock Zearfoss    318

42    47X   Dylan Westbrook   306

43    65    Jordan Goldesberry      302

44    2KK   Kevin Ingle 301

45    22    Riley Goodno      293

46    10    Skylar Prochaska  278

47    9JR   Derek Hagar 272

48    1X    Jake Bubak  271

49    1M    Don Droud Jr.     265

50    45    Rusty Hickman     257

51    52    Blake Hahn  230

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