(12:55 a.m.) Here are the official results:
1, Johnny Herrera. 2, Jason Johnson. 3, Brady Bacon. 4, Jake Peters. 5, Bryan Dobesh. 6, Shane Stewart. 7, Jeff Swindell. 8, TONY BRUCE JR. 9, Gary Wright. 10, Gregg Bakker. 11, Lee Grosz. 12, Chris Graf. 13, Tim Crawley. 14, Lou Kennedy Jr. 15, Matt Juhl. 16, Thomas Kennedy. 17, Jordan Boston. 18, Nate Eakin. 19, Seth Bergman. 20, Troy Schmidtke. 21, Bill Boles. 22, Scott Winters. 23, Aaron Reutzel.
Johnny Herrera, Jason Johnson, Brady Bacon and Jake Peters are locked into tomorrow’s redraw for finishing in the top four.
(11:27 p.m.) Johnny Herrera claimed Night 1 of the 33rd annual Jackson Nationals on a rubbered down track.
Here is the unofficial top 10:
1, Johnny Herrera. 2, Jason Johnson. 3, Brady Bacon. 4, Bryan Dobesh. 5, Jake Peters. 6, Shane Stewart. 7, Jeff Swindell. 8, TONY BRUCE JR. 9, Gary Wright. 10, Gregg Bakker.
(10:54 p.m.) Finally! The 305s are done and it’s the 360 feature time. The weather is still holding off also.
However, it’s looking like the track is already rubbered down or at least real close.
(10:25 p.m.) It is windy and the radar doesn’t look good. The officials just cut the laps for the 305 feature, which has been on the track for the last 15 minutes without much progress.
The 360 drivers are getting in their cars and ready to stage. Hopefully we can get this in before a storm.
(10:10 p.m.) Here is the starting lineup for the 20-lap feature on Night 1 of the 33rd annual Jackson Nationals:
1, Bryan Dobesh. 2, Johnny Herrera. 3, Jason Johnson. 4, Brady Bacon. 5, Scott Winters. 6, Jake Peters. 7, Jeff Swindell. 8, Shane Stewart. 9, Bill Boles. 10, Troy Schmidtke. 11, TONY BRUCE JR. 12, Aaron Reutzel. 13, Gary Wright. 14, Lee Grosz. 15, Gregg Bakker. 16, Jordan Boston. 17, Lou Kennedy Jr. 18, Tim Crawley. 19, Nate Eakin. 20, Chris Graf. 21, Thomas Kennedy. 22, Matt Juhl. 23, Seth Bergman.
(10:06 p.m.) A few raindrops began to fall as the second B Main finished with Tim Crawley as the winner. Here are the unofficial results:
1, Tim Crawley. 2, Chris Graf. 3, Matt Juhl. 4, Casey Heser. 5, Jessica Zemken. 6, Troy Manteufel. 7, Justin Jacobsma. 8, Isaac Schrueurs. 9, Shawn Van Wyhe. 10, Skyler Prochaska. 11, Jason Eckard. 12, Greg Gunderson (DNS).
The top three advanced to the feature.
(9:51 p.m.) Lou Kennedy Jr. won the first B Main. Nate Eakin was second and Thomas Kennedy passed ILP driver Jack Dover at the stripe for the final transfer position. Dover restarted fifth with two laps to go and slid Kennedy for third place entering turn three. However, his momentum carried him up the track and Kennedy barely won the drag race back to the flagstand.
Here are the unofficial results:
1, Lou Kennedy Jr. 2, Nate Eakin. 3, Thomas Kennedy. 4, JACK DOVER. 5, Mark Toews. 6, Seth Bergman. 7, Alan Gilbertson. 8, Danny Heskin. 9, Eric Schulz. 10, Zach Chappell. 11, Jody Rosenboom. 12, Bryan Gossel (DNS).
(9:20 p.m.) They just did the redraw and Bryan Dobesh will start on the pole of the 20-lap feature. Johnny Herrera will start on the outside of the front row. Here are the first eight rows:
1, Bryan Dobesh. 2, Johnny Herrera. 3, Jason Johnson. 4, Brady Bacon. 5, Scott Winters. 6, Jake Peters. 7, Jeff Swindell. 8, Shane Stewart. 9, Bill Boles. 10, Troy Schmidtke. 11, TONY BRUCE JR. 12, Aaron Reutzel. 13, Gary Wright. 14, Lee Grosz. 15, Gregg Bakker. 16, Jordan Boston.
The rest of the lineup will be filled by the top three in each of the B Mains, which are in staging.
(9:03 p.m.) Johnny Herrera, Scott Winters, Jake Peters, Brady Bacon, Jason Johnson, Bryan Dobesh, Jeff Swindell and Shane Stewart are the drivers in the redraw.
(9:01 p.m.) Since enough cars showed up, there will be two, 10-lap B Mains. The top three from each transfer to the feature. Here are the B Main lineups:
B1: 1, Nate Eakin. 2, Lou Kennedy Jr. 3, Danny Heskin. 4, Thomas Kennedy. 5, Seth Bergman. 6, JACK DOVER. 7, Mark Toews. 8, Zach Chappell. 9, Eric Schulz. 10, Alan Gilbertson. 11, Jody Rosenboom. 12, Bryan Gossel.
B2: 1, Shawn Van Wyhe. 2, Jason Eckard. 3, Matt Juhl. 4, Casey Heser. 5, Skyler Prochaska. 6, Jessica Zemken. 7, Troy Manteufel. 8, Tim Crawley. 9, Issac Schrueurs. 10, Chris Graf. 11, Justin Jacobsma. 12, Greg Gunderson.
(8:49 p.m.) Bryan Dobesh, Johnny Herrera, Jeff Swindell, Brady Bacon and Jason Johnson each claimed a heat race to lock themselves into the feature.
Here are the unofficial heat results:
Heat #1: 1, Bryan Dobesh. 2, Shane Stewart. 3, Gary Wright. 4, Gregg Bakker. 5, Matt Juhl. 6, Troy Manteufel. 7, Zach Chappell. 8, Alan Gilbertson.
Heat #2: 1, Johnny Herrera. 2, Troy Schmidtke. 3, Nate Eakin. 4, Bill Boles. 5, Jason Eckard. 6, Eric Schulz. 7, Isaac Schrueurs. 8, Chris Graf.
Heat #3: 1, Jeff Swindell. 2, Scott Winters. 3, Jake Peters. 4, Danny Heskin. 5, Casey Heser. 6, Skyler Prochaska. 7, Mark Toews. 8, Bryan Gossel.
Heat #4: 1, Brady Bacon. 2, TONY BRUCE JR. 3, Shawn Van Wyhe. 4, Jordan Boston. 5, Seth Bergman. 6, Jessica Zemken. 7, Tim Crawley. 8, Greg Gunderson (DNS).
Heat #5: 1, Jason Johnson. 2, Aaron Reutzel. 3, Lee Grosz. 4, Lou Kennedy Jr. 5, Thomas Kennedy. 6, JACK DOVER. 7, Justin Jacobsma. 8, Jody Rosenboom.
(8:06 p.m.) First heat to staging. And rain is on the way. The wind is blowing pretty good and the clouds look really nasty.
(7:45 p.m.) All of the drivers to the frontstretch for Opening Ceremonies, which are about to start.
(7:34 p.m.) Hot laps just wrapped up for the 360s.
(7:13 p.m.) The first set of hot laps are on the track.
(6:39 p.m.) A few scarce raindrops are falling.
(6:28 p.m.) The drivers are warming up their engines. Hot laps are set for 7 p.m. Here are the heat lineups:
Heat #1: 1, Bryan Dobesh. 2, Troy Manteufel. 3, Shane Stewart. 4, Gary Wright. 5, Matt Juhl. 6, Gregg Bakker. 7, Zach Chappell. 8, Alan Gilbertson.
Heat #2: 1, Eric Schulz. 2, Troy Schmidtke. 3, Nate Eakin. 4, Johnny Herrera. 5, Isaac Schrueurs. 6, Jason Eckard. 7, Bill Boles. 8, Chris Graf.
Heat #3: 1, Jeff Swindell. 2, Danny Heskin. 3, Bryan Gossel. 4, Casey Heser. 5, Scott Winters. 6, Skyler Prochaska. 7, Jake Peters. 8, Mark Toews.
Heat #4: 1, TONY BRUCE JR. 2, Greg Gunderson. 3, Shawn Van Wyhe. 4, Brady Bacon. 5, Jessica Zemken. 6, Seth Bergman. 7, Tim Crawley. 8, Jordan Boston.
Heat #5: 1, Aaron Reutzel. 2, Jason Johnson. 3, Lou Kennedy Jr. 4, Lee Grosz. 5, Thomas Kennedy. 6, JACK DOVER. 7, Jody Rosenboom. 8, Justin Jacobsma.
(6:13 p.m.) There are 40 sprints in the 360 class here tonight. So that’ll make five, eight-lap heat races. The winners plus the next 11 in points — passing and finishing — advance to the 20-lap feature.
The top eight will be in a redraw to determine the first four rows of the feature. The drivers who failed to qualify will compete in a 12-lap B Main, which will transfer the top six to the back of the main event.
(5:48 p.m.) Time for the driver’s meeting.
(4:35 p.m.) There are about 25 sprint cars here for the first night of the 33rd annual Jackson Nationals.
The weather is a little more cloudy and about 75 degrees with a slight breeze.
They just opened the pit booth and the driver’s meeting is scheduled for 5:45 p.m. with hot laps around 7 p.m.
I’ll post another update about the format and lineup after the meeting.
(12:59 p.m.) The weather looks great and the competition should be stout here in Minnesota for the first of the two-day Jackson Nationals featuring the ASCS National Tour.
It is in the 70s with few clouds. And the chance of precipitation is slim to none.
I will head over to the track in a couple of hours, so I’ll post more once I’m settled in the pits. Stay tuned for live updates throughout the night, including heat race and main event lineups and results.