KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Reigning 360 Knoxville Nationals winner Gio Scelzi headlines the field for Thursday’s opening night of the 32nd annual event for winged 360 sprint cars at Knoxville Raceway.
Scelzi, who turned in a dominant performance en route to victory last season, will again drive the familiar orange-and-white KCP Racing No. 18 sprint car in his quest for a repeat victory in the event that will pay at least $15,000 to Saturday night’s feature winner.
Wednesday night’s field will also includes California open-wheel ace Shane Golobic, who will drive Matt Wood Racing’s familiar No. 17w machine.
A winner in both 360 and 410 action at the half-mile track this season, Aaron Reutzel will lead a contingent of Knoxville regulars that includes Justin Henderson, Austin McCarl, Matt Juhl and Jack Dover.
Many-time ASCS champion Sam Hafertepe Jr., All Star regulars Parker Price-Miller, Cory Eliason and Zeb Wise are also in Wednesday’s field. Chase Randall, a frequent Sprint Invaders winner this season, California teenager Corey Day and Anthony Macri, who leads the country with 17 410 winged sprint car triumphs are also part of the star-studded field on the opening night of the event that was first run as the Limited Sprint Nationals in 1991.
360 Knoxville Nationals Entry List
2 Alex Pettas Tempe, Ariz.
2P Chase Porter St. Joseph, Mo.
3 Ayrton Gennetten Gravois Mills, Mo.
3P Sawyer Phillips Pleasantville, Iowa
4h Cody Hansen Nunda, S.D.
5 Brady Forbrook Morgan, Minn.
5a Alex Vande Voort Knoxville, Iowa
6c Logan Calderwood Goodyear, Ariz.
7c Devin Kline Knoxville, Iowa
7m Chance Morton Coweta, Okla.
8 Aaron Reutzel Pleasantville, Iowa
09 Matt Juhl Tea, S.D.
9 Chase Randall Waco, Texas
9g Ryan Giles Grimes, Iowa
9m Ricky Montgomery Denver, Colo.
10P Dylan Postier Stillwater, Okla.
11 Roger Crockett Broken Arrow, Okla.
11m Parker Price-Miller Kokomo, Ind.
13v Seth Brahmer Wisner, Neb.
14 Corey Day Clovis, Calif.
15h Sam Hafertepe Jr. Sunnyvale, Texas
16 Dustin Clark Agency, Iowa
17w Shane Golobic Rocklin, Calif.
18 Gio Scelzi Fresno, Calif.
19 Wes Wofford Alamasordo, N.M.
20 Anthony Macri Dillsburg, Pa.
21k Thomas Kennedy Winnipeg, Manitoba
22 Ryan Leavitt Knoxville, Iowa
22w Aaron Werner Coman, S.D.
22x Riley Goodno Knoxville, Iowa
23 Devon Dobie Wapakaneta, Ohio
24n Nathan Mills Bondurant, Iowa
24w Garet Williamson Kingdom City, Mo.
26 Zeb Wise Angola, Ind.
26h Scott Bogucki McLaren Vale, Australia
35 Skylar Prochaska Lakefield, Minn.
36 Jason Martin Crete, Neb.
42 Sye Lynch Cowansville, Pa.
44 Chris Martin Ankeny, Iowa
45 Rusty Hickman Bendigo, Victoria
45x Kyler Johnson Quinter, Kan.
53 Joe Beaver Knoxville, Iowa
53d Jack Dover Springfield, Neb.
55t McKenna Haase Des Moines, Iowa
55b Brandon Anderson Glenpool, Okla.
70 Calvin Landis Knoxville, Iowa
71 Cory Eliason Visalia, Calif.
75au Tyler Blank California, Mo.
83h Justin Henderson Tea, S.D.
88 Austin McCarl Altoona, Iowa
91 Kyle Reinhardt Abbottstown, Pa.
95 Matt Covington Genpool, Okla.