KNOXVILLE, IA – Jared Landers took the lead on lap 92 and never looked back to take the win at the 12th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals. Landers win came with a big check for $40,000 (the second crown jewel victory of his career).
“What a win for our team! I tried to keep the car on the bottom for most of the race. Then when I was racing Jimmy [Owens] late in the race, I decided to go to the top. I didn’t want to run up against that berm because I thought the car would get hot and start overheating. Early in the race my seat belts came undone. Thank goodness we had a caution right after that so I could get buckled back up again.”
“I want to thank my dad, Lance Landers, my crew chief, Jason Durham, and everyone else on the crew for their help. Our sponsors; I am just so grateful for all of them; Crop Production Services, Bad Boy Mowers, Mark Martin Automotive, ASC Warranty, Big Dog Motorsports, Penske Shocks, and Sunoco Race Fuels. Our Durham engine was just spectacular, and what else can I say about this Sweet-Bloomquist car, we have been fast all year and we finally got the victory in a big race.”
Hyperco congratulates Jared and the entire team on an incredible “victory in a big race”! Jared and his team rely on Hypercoils for the performance needed to win the Big Ones!