Junghans 10th in Knoxville Nationals opener
Taking part in the 18th annual Knoxville Nationals, Chase Junghans was one 48 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries on the grounds at Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) on Thursday evening for a pair of prelims leading up to Saturday's finale. (Heath Lawson photo)
Outrunning Kyle Strickler in his 12-lap heat race to pick up the win, Chase locked into the 16th-starting position for the $7,000-to-win preliminary feature. Wheeling his way into the Top-10, Junghans passed six cars in the 25-lapper to place 10th.
For Friday’s prelim, Junghans came in sixth in his heat race before grabbing the third-and-final transfer spot in his B-Main. With $7,000 on the line in the feature, Chase inched forward three spots to cross the line in 18th.
Earning the 19th-starting position for Sunday’s rain-delayed $50,000-to-win Knoxville Nationals finale via passing points from Thursday and Friday’s prelims, Chase improved five spots in the 50-lap affair to register a 14th-place finish.