Veal Claims Iowa Sprint Week Crown

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Jamie Veal (71) battles Kerry Madsen during Saturday's 5-hour Energy Knoxville Nationals main event at Knoxville Raceway. (Mark Funderburk Photo)
Jamie Veal (71) battles Kerry Madsen during Saturday's 5-hour Energy Knoxville Nationals main event at Knoxville Raceway. (Mark Funderburk Photo)
Jamie Veal (71) battles Kerry Madsen during Saturday’s 5-hour Energy Knoxville Nationals main event at Knoxville Raceway. (Mark Funderburk Photo)

KNOXVILLE, Iowa – Following nine nights of sprint car racing in ten days, Jamie Veal of Warrnambool, Australia, has been named the Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Southern Iowa Sprint Week point champion, earning the Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” title.

Veal, who finished sixth in the 5-hour Energy Knoxville Nationals, becomes the first Australian to earn the title and its $2,500 first place check since the championship was started in 2002.

The official top ten in the 2016 Cox Design Southern Iowa Sprint Week points after all nine nights is as follows: 1., Jamie Veal, 271 points; 2., Ian Madsen, 257 points; 3., Danny Lasoski, 222 points; 4., Terry McCarl, 221 points; 5., Kerry Madsen, 217 points; 6., Brooke Tatnell, 212 points; 7., Sammy Swindell, 209 points; 8., Dusty Zomer, 207 points; 9., Dale Blaney, 199 points; 10., Brad Sweet, 198 points.

The Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Southern Iowa Sprint Week includes 10 points-paying sprint car feature races in ten days, Aug. 4-13, between the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville and the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. The top three places pay $2,500, $1,000, and $500, respectively, with the winner declared the Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” titlist.