By Fully Injected Motorsports:
MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa (August 14, 2023) – Chase Randall’s 2023 Knoxville Nationals effort was enough to turn some heads, not only locking himself into Saturday’s A-Main with a podium score in Wednesday’s preliminary outing, but ultimately concluding the “Granddaddy of them All” by being dubbed the event’s top rookie, eventually notching a 13th-place finish in the $185,000-to-win finale.
Randall, ace of Troy Renfro’s Albaugh – Your Alternative, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, deWit Construction, Jersey Freeze Ice Cream, No. 2KS sprint car, finished second in his preliminary run, starting third on the A-Main grid before capping the 25-lapper an additional position. The Waco, Texas, native would actually lead the program late in the race, forced to go head-to-head with ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion and eventual preliminary night winner, Donny Schatz; Schatz battled by Randall on lap 22.
As mentioned, Randall’s overall preliminary effort, which also included a fourth-place score in heat race competition, would lock TKS Motorsports into Saturday’s A-Main where they started 14th. Although racing on to finish 13th, Randall’s potential was actually cut short, forced to go pit-side as the result of a flat tire on lap 15 of 50; he was racing inside the top ten at the time of the incident.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled with Randall’s effort at the Knoxville Nationals. It was an exciting week and it feels good to know that everyone’s hard work and effort paid off,” Troy Renfro explained. “I’m confident in saying this is just the start for our team. We’ll transfer this momentum into our efforts at Jackson Motorplex this weekend. We’re ready to get back at it.”
TKS Motorsports and Chase Randall will continue their 2023 campaign with the 45th Annual Jackson Nationals at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota, on Thursday through Saturday, August 17-19. The week’s finale will award a $25,000 payday.
Albaugh – Your Alternative, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, deWit Construction, Jersey Freeze Ice Cream, AL Driveline, TJ Forged, Justice Brothers, Custom Plumbing Inc, Serenity Custom Woodworking, XYZ Machining, Rod End Supply, KH Suspension, Schoenfeld Headers, Allstar Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Central Iowa Sheds, Mobile Dent Service, BK TI Components, Webb Family Farms, Mag-Tech Ignition, ATL – Aero Tech Laboratories, Bill Bell House Moving, Quick Car, JR-1, Hoosier Tires, Winters Performance Products, KSE Racing Products
2023 TKS MOTORSPORTS TEAM STATS:
Filling in for Ian Madsen, Chase Randall finished fourth in Knoxville Raceway’s season opener on Saturday, May 6. Ian Madsen finished fourth during POWRi 410 start at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, on Friday, May 19. Ian Madsen Hard Charged from 16th to finish eighth at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, May 27. Finished tenth from 15th at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 3. TKS Motorsports and Chase Randall finished third in Knoxville Raceway’s Border Battle on Saturday, June 17. Rallied from 21st to 13th at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 8. Finished third at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 15. Finished ninth at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, July 22 – Hard Charger Award. Rallied from 19th to finish 11th during All Star Circuit of Champions action at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 29. Chase Randall finished second in the Knoxville Nationals preliminary main event on Wednesday, August 9. Finished 13th in the Knoxville Nationals finale A-Main on Saturday, August 12.
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