Jake Knowles

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Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, TN) - Schaeffer's Southern Nationals - July 13th, 2020. (Rick Neff photo)


Jake Knowles

Eighth place finish in sixth round of Southern Nationals at Needmore

For the third round of the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals, Jake Knowles headed to Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tenn.) on Monday afternoon for the $3,500-to-win A-Main. Following the 11th fastest time in his qualifying group, Jake secured his spot into the main event with a third place finish in his B-Main. Jumping up one spot in the 35-lap feature, Knowles posted a 14th place finish. (Rick Neff photo)

The following night at I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tenn.), Knowles timed in seventh fastest in his group before picking up a 10-lap consolation victory. With $3,500 on the line in the feature, Jake passed two cars in the 35-lap affair to register a ninth place outing.

After a scheduled off day on Wednesday, Jake traveled to Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Ga.) on Thursday evening for the fifth stop of the 12-race miniseries. Posting a second place finish in his consolation event behind Steven Roberts, Knowles earned the 13th-starting position for the feature. With $3,500 on the line, Jake made contact with the wall on the third lap that sent him pit side for the remainder of the evening.

On Friday night at Needmore Speedway (Norman Park, Ga.), Knowles locked his spot into the $10,053-to-win A-Main with a third place finish in his B-Main. Breaking into the Top-10, Jake advanced through the field 11 spots in the 53-lapper to place eighth.

For the seventh round on Saturday at Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, Ga.), Jake followed up the fourth fastest time in his group with a second place finish in his heat behind John Henderson. With $10,053 on the line in the feature, Knowles was an early retiree from the 53-lap affair on lap 20.

On Sunday afternoon at Cochran Motor Speedway (Cochran, Ga.), Knowles posted the fifth fastest time in his group with positioned him 10th on the starting grid for the feature. Running into trouble early, Jake was slammed into by another competitor on the fourth lap that brought a disappointing end to his night.

Jake is currently in seventh in the latest Schaeffer's Southern Nationals point standings. For full results from these events, please visit www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

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