We are headed to the Sprint Car Capital of the World…for a late model race. This weekend’s race will be the 11th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals. The 100-lap Crown Jewel event will pay $40,000 to win.

Don O’neal comes in as the points leader for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series having just overtaken Jimmy Owens. There will be plenty of World of Outlaws Late Model drivers in attendance too, including last years winner and current WoOLMS points leader Darrell Lanigan. Perhaps one of the more interesting entries will be sprint car driver Donny Schatz. The 5-time WoO Sprint Car Champion and 8-time Knoxville Nationals Champion, including this year’s Knoxville Nationals, will see what he can do against the best in dirt late models. Last year’s event brought 70+ cars and this year’s event looks like it might bring more.

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Pre-entry List

0 Scott Bloomquist – Mooresburg, TN
1 Rick Eckert – York, PA
1M Rob Moss – Iowa City, IA
1w Wendall Wallace – Batesville, AR
2 Brady Smith – Solon Springs, WI
3X Skip Fry – Swisher, IA
B5 Brandon Sheppard – New Berlin, IL
5 Don O’Neal – Martinsville, IN
5D John Duty – Happy Valley, OR
5M Mike Fryer – Freeport, IL
6 Jonathan Davenport – Mount Airy, NC
7R Kent Robinson – Bloomington, IN
8 Sonny Findling – Kirksville, MO
9 Lyle Zanker – Rockford, IL
12 Jason Hughes – Watts, OK
15 Steve Francis – Ashland, KY
15B Brian Birkhofer – Muscatine, IA
15c Curt Schroeder – Ames, IA
15D Justin Duty – Happy Valley, OR
15R Brian Harris – Davenport, IA
15s Dan Schlieper – Newport, IL
15x Donny Schatz – Fargo, ND
17M Dale McDowell – Chickamauga, GA
18 Shannon Babb – Moweaqua, IL
18c Chase Junghans – Manhattan, KS
19R Ryan Gustin – Marshalltown, IA
20 Jimmy Owens – Newport, IN
20x Jake Meier – Tipton, IA
21 Billy Moyer – Batesville, AR
21B Rich Bell – Sheffield, IL
21F Todd Frank – Montrose, IA
21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. – Batesville, AR
22 Gregg Satterlee – Indiana, PA
22B Jonathan Brauns – Muscatine, IA
23 John Blankenship – Knoxville, TN
24 Ryan Unzicker – El Paso, IL
25 Chad Simpson – Mt. Vernon, IA
25F Jason Feger – Bloomington, IL
25L Steve Lance – Cuba, IL
27 Greg Kimmons – Pleasant Plains, IL
28 Eddie Carrier, Jr. – Salt Rock, WV
28E Dennis Erb, Jr. – Carpentersville, IL
28M Jimmy Mars – Menomonie, WI
29 Darrell Lanigan – Union, KY
29x Spencer Diercks – Davenport, IA
31 Jason Utter – Columbus Junction, IA
32 Chris Simpson – Oxford, IA
38 Jordan Heiman – Sioux Falls, SD
44 Earl Pearson, Jr. – Trinity, NC
48 Tim Lance – Brimfield, IL
50 Denny Eckrich – Tiffin, IA
51 Matt Furman – Columbus, OH
56 Chris Spieker – Massena, IA
56E Andy Eckrich – Oxford, IA
58 Ray Guss, Jr. – Milan, IL
58E Dave Eckrich – Oxford, IN
77 Jordan Yaggy – Rochester, MN
82 Roger Brickler – Springfield, IL
91P Jason Papich – Nipomo, CA
93 Jay Johnson – West Burlington, IA
99 Frank Heckenast Jr. – Frankfort, IL
777 Jared Landers – Batesville, AR
WING 10 Jr. Coover – Norfolk, NE