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Brian Brown is a “Rim Rider” with Win #35 at Knoxville

Ryan Giles and Kevin Hetrick Win Their Third Features in the 360’s and 305’s

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 13, 2017) – Brian Brown tied the “Rim Rider” Randy Smith for seventh on the all-time win list at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night by notching his 35th in the 410 class.  Smith dominated much of the 1980’s at Knoxville, winning six track championships between 1979 and 1991.  Brown emulated Smith in riding the cushion after an exciting pass of Ian Madsen to take victory in his Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21.  Ryan Giles passed Calvin Landis with two laps to go to claim his third 360 win here, while Kevin Hetrick also claimed his third career win in the 305 class.

Everyone was on the edge of their seats at the start of the 20-lap 410 feature, as front row starters, Ian Madsen and Austin McCarl joined Brown three-wide in turn two in a battle for the lead.  When things settled, Madsen had the advantage over McCarl and Brown.  Brown would pass Austin on the second lap and begin his pursuit of the leader.

Great action ensued back in the pack, while up front Madsen maintained his advantage.  Things were getting interesting at the halfway point in lapped traffic, as Brown closed on Madsen, but with twelve lap in the books, a smoking Davey Heskin would stop in turn four, bringing the caution flag.

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April 29 is a Wash at Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 29, 2017) – Town Crier Night at Knoxville, April 29, has been rained out. Miserable conditions have forced the hand of Knoxville Raceway officials to cancel for the second time in three weeks. Hopefully, April showers bring May races!

Join us next Saturday night, May 6 for Budweiser “National Beverage Day”! Busch Light Beer will be just $1. For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

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Reutzel Takes on World of Outlaws in Indiana after Knoxville Podium

CLUTE, Texas (April 28, 2017) – With Mother Nature flexing early-season muscle, Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team found themselves at Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway for last weekend’s 410-ci Sprint Car season-opener atop the storied ½-mile clay oval.

While original plans had called for World of Outlaws action at West Memphis and Pevely, the change of plans worked out quite well with Reutzel driving the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry to a strong third-place finish.

“We practiced on Friday for the first time there and I’m really glad we did,” Reutzel said. “We got in our comfort zone, the car had a lot of speed.”

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Opening Night is a Wash at Knoxville Raceway

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 15, 2017) – Late afternoon thundershowers were too much for those assembled for Kraig Ford/Pella Motors Opening Night at the Knoxville Raceway.  Join us next Saturday night, April 22 as we try to get Kraig Ford/Pella Motors Opening Night in again!  For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

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Knoxville Practice Night Canceled

Knoxville, IA, April 14, 2017 – Persistent late afternoon rains have forced the cancelation of Friday night’s Practice session at Knoxville.  The Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series PellaMotors.com/Kraig Ford 64th Annual Season Opener is still on for tomorrow night, April 15!

Hot laps are scheduled for 6:15!  The 410, 360 and 305 sprint car classes will be featured!  For more information on the Knoxville Raceway, visit us online at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

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Hats Off for Capitani

CONCORD, N.C. – February 27, 2017 – The World of Outlaws extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ralph Capitani.

Capitani was instrumental in growing the sport of Sprint Car racing, and more significantly, in the overall growth and development of the legendary Knoxville Nationals.

“Ralph was a visionary promoter in the Sprint Car racing world,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. “I enjoyed the opportunities I had to learn while working with him. We will miss him.”

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MAVTV Motorsports Network to Film 15 Lucas Oil ASCS Events in 2017

TULSA, Okla. (February 8, 2017) The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network will see another year of stellar coverage on the MAVTV Motorsports Network as 15 nights are slated to be taped for broadcast throughout the 2017 season.

“MAVTV is perfect for anyone who’s a race-fan and ASCS has seen a lot of benefit from being featured on MAVTV all these years,” said ASCS owner and founder, Emmett Hahn. “I can’t thank Forrest Lucas and Bob Patison enough for their support, and providing these teams with a way to be seen all over the world.”

First on the list of feature event is April 7 and 8 as Tony Stewart presents the Texas Sprint Car Nationals at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

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Jason Johnson Brings Knoxville to Its Feet with Nationals Win

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 13, 2016) – In a race that will go down as one of the best ever run at the Knoxville Raceway, the 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores found a new champion as “The Ragin’ Cajun” Jason Johnson brought a near capacity crowd to their feet with a hair-raising battle with Donny Schatz to claim Sprint Car racing’s biggest prize.

“Parked it. B.C.!” screamed the Louisiana native as he immediately dedicated his win to Bryan Clauson.

Asked about his nearly race long battle with the nine-time Knoxville Nationals Champion; Johnson stated, “I wasn’t giving up. I mean, this is the biggest race of the year, and the biggest race of my career. It was a golden opportunity, and I needed to make the most of it and I know he wasn’t happy with me for crowding him but $!&% I wanted to win.”
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Rico Abreu Parks it for B.C. on Friday Night at Knoxville

Kraig Kinser Earns Saturday A main Starting Spot with World Challenge Win

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 12, 2016) – Make it 196 different winners at the Knoxville Raceway as California’s Rico Abreu parked the Abreu Vineyards No. 24 in Victory Lane for the first time on FVP/Speed Sport Qualifying Night at the famed half-mile to earn the 17th starting spot in Saturday’s 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores.

“We just parked it for B.C.!” screamed Rico across the Public Addresses System to the thunderous approval of a nearly packed front stretch grandstand.

“I was trying to pick and choose,” commented Rico when asked about having to work slower traffic. Revealing how fortunate he was to win, Rico spent most of the race battling a car that changed handling characteristics with each stab of the throttle, “My Wing Valve actually broke so it would roll back on the straightaways, and then I’d get in the corner, and it’d roll back forward, but Paul Silva builds a great car along with EMI and Speedway Engines. It takes track position, and good decisions to get it all put together to win these races.”

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Tim Kaeding Storms to Victory Lane on Night #2 of the Knoxville Nationals

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 11, 2016) –Cutting some mean doughnuts in celebration, Tim Kaeding reported to Victory Lane for the third time in preliminary night competition at the Knoxville Raceway, as the Lunstra Motorsports No. 3k rocketed to victory on Toyota Qualifying Night in the 56th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. The San Jose, California driver earned $12,000 for his win and just beat a severe storm that hit the Knoxville area.

Kaeding’s fifth career triumph at the Knoxville Raceway in 410cid competition, Tim dedicated his win to Bryan Clauson, saying, “I’ve got to give this one to B.C. Here’s another one towards your 200. I grew up racing with his Dad. Just a great family and a hell of a racecar driver.”

“This car was a rocket ship. I’ve got to thank Lunstra Motorsports, Dammer Trucking, and Folkens Brothers Trucking. They stuck their neck out for me just like Dave [Lunstra] did and thanks to all you for sticking through this; I’m ready for a Beer. It’s way too hot to be in this thing,” said Kaeding with a chuckle and a fist pump to the roar of an approving crowd.
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Sammy Swindell Wins the 26th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 6, 2016) – For the second time in Knoxville Raceway history, a driver has added the 360cid and 410cid Nationals Championship to their Trophy Case as Sammy Swindell parked the A.G. Rains / Acme Graphix No. 3s in Victory Lane to claim the $15,000 top prize in the 26th annual Arnold Motor Supply ASCS 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.
Joining Danny Lasoski as the only other driver to win both crown jewel events at the Marion County oval, Swindell is the fourteenth different winner of the 360 Nationals since 1991. The win is also the first as a car owner for West Memphis, Arkansas native, A.G. Rains.
“Praise the Lord, I’ve just been so blessed here lately with things going a lot of different directions,” said Sammy in Victory Lane after his fifth career 360 win at Knoxville. “I’m still out here doing this, getting to do what I love to do driving these cars and they gave me a perfect cartonight. All the things we did yesterday, they were all right. We hit it on the head and I couldn’t ask for anything any better.”

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Sammy Swindell Wins the 26th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 6, 2016) – For the second time in Knoxville Raceway history, a driver has added the 360cid and 410cid Nationals Championship to their Trophy Case as Sammy Swindell parked the A.G. Rains / Acme Graphix No. 3s in Victory Lane to claim the $15,000 top prize in the 26th annual Arnold Motor Supply ASCS 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.

Joining Danny Lasoski as the only other driver to win both crown jewel events at the Marion County oval, Swindell is the fourteenth different winner of the 360 Nationals since 1991. The win is also the first as a car owner for West Memphis, Arkansas native, A.G. Rains.

“Praise the Lord, I’ve just been so blessed here lately with things going a lot of different directions,” said Sammy in Victory Lane after his fifth career 360 win at Knoxville. “I’m still out here doing this, getting to do what I love to do driving these cars and they gave me a perfect car tonight. All the things we did yesterday, they were all right. We hit it on the head and I couldn’t ask for anything any better.”

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Jamie Veal Breaks Through on Night Two of the 360 Nationals

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 5, 2016) He may have lead start to finish, but it was a thriller of an A-Feature at the Knoxville Raceway as Australia’s Jamie Veal found Victory Lane for the first time in his career at the famed half-mile; winning night two of the 26th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.

Veal’s first Knoxville Raceway victory also goes down as his first with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, making Jamie the 135th overall winner in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition, and 13th on the season.

“All those starts helped me heaps. I got the jump there three or four times but I got a bit nervous those last few go-rounds with [Brian] Brown picking up a few, and [Clint] Garner picking up a few there, so it didn’t leave much buffer,” said Jamie on his victory at the famed half-mile. “Their experience around here is second to none, but I can’t thank this Indy Race Parts team enough to give me to me the opportunity to race here.”
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Bellm Begins Knoxville 360 Nationals Pursuit Tonight

NIXA, Mo. (August 5, 2016) – Kyle Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team are set to make their run for one of the crown jewels of 360-ci Sprint Car racing with tonight’s qualifying portion of Knoxville’s 360 Nationals in Knoxville, IA.

Even after spending several weeks racing closer to home rather than making the journey to the Northwest, Bellm, and the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision entry is still solidly entrenched in the top ten in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points after earning Rookie of the Year honors last season.

And going into the $15,000-to-win Knoxville weekend that concluded on Saturday night, Bellm and the team welcome VP Racing Fuels as a new marketing partner with the No. 14k.

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Jamie Ball Leads It All to Win Night One of the 360 Knoxville Nationals

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 4, 2016) For the third time in his career at the Knoxville Raceway, Jamie Ball wheeled his J.J. Kane Auctioneers No. 5J around the Marion County half-mile perfectly for 20 laps for victory on night one of the 26th annual Arnold Motor Supply ASCS 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.

Timing in 13th, Ball was able to run to the final transfer in the third Heat Race, setting Jamie on the pole of Thursday’s preliminary A-Feature.

“I’d rather be lucky that good any day,” chuckled Jamie when asked about his night and the way everything shook out. “Our qualifying numbers lacked a little bit because of a bad draw, but these guys are the best here. I’d put them up against anyone. We are so prepared, you know, you win races in the shop and our hours of hard work show it, and I know our wives can attest that we’ve put a lot of work into this.”

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Reutzel Ready to Contend for Knoxville 360 Nationals Crown

CLUTE, Texas (August 4, 2016) – It’s one of the dates circled on the calendar each year. And now it’s here.

After another strong weekend, reigning Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour champion Aaron Reutzel is set to make a big run for this weekend’s $15,000 winner’s share at Knoxville’s 360 Sprint Car Nationals aboard the Shark-powered Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car.

“Our car is where it needs to be, I feel good going into the weekend,” said the driver of the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions machine that is set for Thursday night qualifying action.
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Marion County Fair Blue Ribbon Knoxville winners Dollansky, Beaver & Logan

Saturday, July 16, 2016

KNOXVILLE, IOWA –Craig Dollansky led the 20-lap distance in sweeping the feature event during the annual Marion County Fair at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. Joe Beaver found his way to victory lane in the 360 division and Ricky Logan took the 305 feature during HyVee Night at this central Iowa racing facility.

A red flag flew immediately at the beginning of the 410 feature.Dakota Hendrickson became crossed up in turn one forcing Scott Bogucki to strike the turn one fence and end up upside down. Hendrickson and Bogucki were unable to restart.

When the race resumed with a complete restart, Dollansky took charge withBrooke Tatnell in tow. They ran like that through the first seven laps with Dollansky hitting lap traffic before a yellow flew for Jeff Swindell who spun on the bottom of turn two. Dollansky resumed his point position on the restart and at the half-way point he had forged a 100-yard lead.

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Kerry Madsen Sweeps on the Night the Lights Went Out in Knoxville

Garner Repeats in 360’s, Haase Wins in 305’s

Knoxville, IA, June 18, 2016 – A twenty-minute delay after a power surge couldn’t stop Kerry Madsen from sweeping the evening’s festivities, including the non-stop 20-lap National Sprint League feature at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. The St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia native took the lead at about the halfway point from his brother Ian, and took home the $5,000 prize aboard the Keneric Racing #29 for his 19th career main event win here.

A half a lap after the green flag fell in the 20-lap NSL main event, a power surge temporarily knocked out a number of lights around the race track. A 20-minute delay ensued, but it just built the anticipation for what would be another great race at Knoxville.

Ian Madsen shot out from his starting spot outside row one once the lights were restored.   Brooke Tatnell and a surging Craig Dollansky gave chase. Brian Brown and Kerry Madsen battled for the fourth spot, and Brown garnered that position on lap four. In great racing action, Kerry battled past Brown and Dollansky to claim third a lap later.

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Terry McCarl Tames Outlaws at Knoxville

Nate Van Haaften Uses Last Lap Pass to Win 360’s

Knoxville, IA, June 10, 2016 – After qualifying, Terry McCarl had his work cut out for him. The Altoona, Iowa veteran did what he had to do, and stood atop the World of Outlaws podium Friday on Budweiser Night with the World of Outlaws. The win aboard the TMAC Motorsports #24 was worth $12,000. In 360 action, Nate Van Haaften picked up his first feature win of the year by surging by race-long leader Calvin Landis on the final circuit.

McCarl timed in 12th quick, but quickly surged from outside row three to finish second in his heat. That gave him a trip to the Dash, and an invert of eight in that event put him on the pole. After winning the Dash, McCarl took off to an early lead in the 25-lap feature event over Donny Schatz and Kerry Madsen.

McCarl utilized the cushion the first half of the race, while Schatz kept pace on the bottom side of the track. At the halfway point, a fourth running Kerry Madsen got sideways behind a lapped car and flipped. Fifth running Brad Sweet was also caught in the melee along with the lapped cars of Bronson Maeschen and Brooke Tatnell. Sweet’s team would make repairs to the front end and continue, and Tatnell would also restart at the tail.
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At a Glance: Season Milestone Reached

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series invades Fremont (Ohio) Speedway on Friday, June 3 for the Kistler Engines Smackdown, and I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. for the Rumble in Michigan on Saturday, June 4

CONCORD, N.C. – June 1, 2016 – As the World of the Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series crosses the 1/3-mark of the season, the series will head into a weekend doubleheader with the Kistler Engines Smackdown on Friday, June 3 at Fremont (Ohio) Speedway, and the Rumble in Michigan at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. on Saturday, June 4.

The Outlaws return to the track after two remarkable finishes at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Friday, May 27 and Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday, May 30. Shane Stewart led the most laps at Charlotte but was passed on the final lap by Greg Wilson for the victory, then returned to lead the most laps and win at Lawrenceburg after he exchanged slide jobs with Rico Abreu all race and held off David Gravel on the final lap.

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Lasoski Wins Battle with Brown for NSL Win at Knoxville

Garner Wins Again in 360’s, Walraven Wins Second of Year in 305’s

Knoxville, IA, May 21, 2016 – Danny Lasoski wrestled a late race lead from Brooke Tatnell, and held off his nephew Brian Brown to claim a $5,000 National Sprint League win Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. The win was the Dover, Missouri pilot’s 109th at the famous half-mile in front of a large crowd on Town Crier Night. Clint Garner won the 23rd 360 feature of his career at Knoxville, tying him for second with John Kearney on the all-time winner’s list. Chris Walraven claimed his second 305 feature win of the season.

Craig Dollansky, fresh off of his $10,000 score Friday night at the Folkens Brothers Trucking Spring Nationals in Jackson, Minnesota, led the 25-lap feature in the early going ahead of Brooke Tatnell and Davey Heskin. Danny Lasoski, who was the high point man after setting quick time and winning his heat, was up to fourth by lap two from his eighth starting spot.

By lap six, Brian Brown, who also started in row four advanced into the top five. While Dollansky worked up front, Tatnell was gaining on him, and took the point on lap seven. Behind him, a four-way battle brought fans to the edge of their seat.   Positions second through fifth were swapped between Dollansky, Lasoski, Heskin and Brown.

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Late Pass Gives Brian Brown Win #31 at Knoxville

Henderson wins 360 Thriller, Kautz Wins First in 305’s

Knoxville, IA, May 14, 2016 – Brian Brown heated things up on a cool night with a late pass to net his 31st career 410 feature win on McKay Insurance/Nationwide Night at Knoxville Raceway Saturday. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver snagged $3,000 for his win in the Brian Brown Racing Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21. Justin Henderson grabbed his seventh career win in the 360 class, climbing from a starting spot in row five in the BDS Motorsports #1. Corey Kautz executed a pass in lap traffic to grab his first win in the 15-lap 305 feature in record time.

Brooke Tatnell set the pace early on in the 20-lap 410 main event. The Aussie pulled away from Matt Juhl and Austin McCarl, before McCarl stopped with a broken power steering line with four laps in the books. Brown would pass Juhl for second on the restart, but that was negated when AJ Moeller and Bronson Maeschen crashed hard in turn two. They were uninjured.

One more lap was in the books when RJ Johnson came to a rest against the turn four wall with five laps down. That restart saw Tatnell ahead of Juhl, Brown, Danny Lasoski and Ian Madsen. Juhl surged to a lead down the backstretch when the green flew again, but Tatnell powered back off the bottom of turn four to keep his advantage.

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Ian Madsen Wins Knoxville Tilt

Dusty Zomer Wins in 360’s and Christian Bowman Wins First in 305’s

Knoxville, IA, April 23, 2016 – Ian Madsen scored his sixth career win at the Knoxville Raceway in front of another big crowd on Earth Day Night Saturday.  The first 300 fans in attendance received a tree from the Arbor Day Foundation.  The St. Mary’s, New South Wales driver hopes using a restart to shoot by Tim Kaeding for the $3,000 score in the KCP Racing #18 plants his own seeds towards a championship.  Dusty Zomer led wire to wire to record his sixth career win in the 360 class, while Christian Bowman was a first-time winner at Knoxville in the 305 class.

In the 20-lap 410 main event, Davey Heskin jumped out to an early lead from his starting spot outside of row one ahead of Tim Kaeding, Madsen, Brian Brown and Justin Henderson.  The top five remained the same the first half of the race until becoming mired in heavy traffic.

While Heskin was slowing a bit in traffic, Kaeding was gaining.  He shot under the leader to take the point on lap eleven.  One circuit later, Austin McCarl spun in turns three and four with a shredded left rear tire.  Madsen, who had just taken over second from Heskin shot to the low side of turn one on the restart and slid in front of Kaeding to take the lead.

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Clauson’s “Circular Insanity” Win Count Climbs to Ten

SEDALIA, Mo. (April 21, 2016) – Into double digits, and the first one in open wheel action worldwide to do so.

That’s the case for Bryan Clauson in the win column, as he picked off a pair of victories last weekend to reach ten thus far in the “Circular Insanity Tour” pursuit of 200 events in 2016.

“It was a good weekend, no question about it,” Clauson said.

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Knoxville Practice Night Sees 27 Sprinters

Knoxville, IA, April 9, 2016 – Twenty-seven cars representing all three sprint car classes practiced Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway.  Chilly temps and a stiff wind didn’t slow down the contingent of drivers.  Five 410’s, eight 360’s and fourteen 305’s were on hand.  A mix of rookies and veterans took their laps on the famous half-mile in anticipation of the season opener next Saturday, April 16.

Newcomers included Jake Bubak in the 410 class.  The son of former World of Outlaws regular, Rich Bubak intends on looked smooth in his first 410 outing on the speedway in the Lucas Oil #1B.  Jake was joined in 410 practice by Craig Dollansky, Dakota Hendrickson (now in the VanderEcken #10), AJ Moeller and Dustin Selvage.  Dollansky was the fastest clocked at 15.3 seconds.

Rob Weuve was the lone rookie in the 360 class.  The son of veteran Bob Weuve was joined by veterans Jon Agan, John Anderson, Jamie Ball, Joe Beaver, Calvin Landis, Matt Moro and Tony Shilling.  Moro clocked in at 15.905.

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Champions Crowned at 2015 Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup Series Banquet

November 21, 2015 – Nearly $300,000 in cash and contingencies were handed out Saturday night, November 21 at the 2015 Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup Series Banquet!  The event, held at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa played host to 700 attendees.

The contingency package was headlined by a giveaway of eight chassis.  Each owner in all three sprint car classes was awarded a contingency (see prize list with winners below). The Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) again will provide insurance for all 2015 Knoxville point eligible drivers next season for wherever they may race.  The KRCO will also provide each driver a $600 gift certificate to Simpson Racing Products.

After dinner, Promoter John McCoy and new Marketing Director Kendra Jacobs addressed the attendees.  In addition to the thanks doled out to those who make Knoxville Raceway what it is, both expressed their excitement for the 2016 season and beyond.

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Knoxville Raceway Hosts Eleven FVP National Sprint League Shows in 2016

Knoxville, IA (October 13, 2015) – The FVP National Sprint League will continue its strong alliance with the Knoxville Raceway in 2016.  “The Sprint Car Capital of the World”, Knoxville Raceway, in Knoxville, Iowa will host eleven NSL events in 2016.  That will include a large two-day event July 1 and 2.  Knoxville Raceway will continue to offer their hefty $100,000+ 410 Knoxville Championship Cup Series point fund plus contingencies.  The shows will occur in conjunction with the Jackson Speedway, who will host the NSL on Friday nights.

The NSL enjoyed a successful inaugural season in 2015, and shared one thing with Knoxville Raceway…its champion.  Danny Lasoski won his tenth Knoxville Raceway track championship as well as winning the NSL title.  Knoxville hosted four NSL events in 2015.  Lasoski took two of those wins, while Terry McCarl and Justin Henderson took the others.

Knoxville Raceway will play host to a large NSL two-day event on July 1 and 2 as well.  NSL members participating in 100% of the series’ events will also be racing for more purse money next season!

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Knoxville/Jackson Big Part of 2016 FVP National Sprint League Schedule

Windom, MN (October 13, 2015) – The FVP National Sprint League will continue its strong alliance with the Knoxville Raceway and Jackson Speedway in 2016.  The two tracks will host over twenty races combined for the 410 NSL Series next season.  The tracks will race on Friday and Saturday, creating great weekends of 410 excitement throughout the summer in the upper Midwest!  In addition, NSL race purses will be getting a significant boost for those choosing to compete in 100% of the events.

“The Sprint Car Capital of the World”, Knoxville Raceway, in Knoxville, Iowa will host eleven NSL events in 2016.  That will include a large two-day event July 1 and 2.  Knoxville Raceway will continue to offer their hefty $100,000+ 410 Knoxville Championship Cup Series point fund plus contingencies.

Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Minnesota, received a facelift in 2015 that included the track and other amenities.  That will continue in 2016, including a new and larger grandstand and suites and a new hard surface pit area.  Jackson will host eleven events, most on Friday night, for the NSL.  In addition, 2016 will see the return of the Jackson Nationals.  Next year’s version will be a three-night event, September 2-4.  This major event will include NSL 360 and 410 drivers from across the country!

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Reutzel Earns Knoxville Nationals “Rookie of the Year” Honors

CLUTE, Texas (August 19, 2015) – A banner season continues on for Clute, Texas racer Aaron Reutzel.  And this time it was on the biggest of Sprint Car racing stages.

After the current Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points leader raced to the podium in Knoxville’s 360 Nationals the previous weekend, Reutzel made the most of his first Knoxville Nationals by earning Rookie of the Year honors this past weekend.

Following a week of progressively finding speed aboard the Roth Motorsports No. 83 atop Iowa’s ½-mile Knoxville Raceway, it will be back to business in the Shark-powered BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car with ASCS National Tour action at Sedalia’s State Fair Speedway this Sunday.

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Big Wins for FVP National Sprint League Drivers at Southern Iowa Sprintweek

Windom, MN (August 17, 2015) – Ten days of intense sprint car racing came to an end with Saturday night’s 55th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores.  In the end, Southern Iowa Sprintweek saw NSL members sweep the 360 Nationals, and put six drivers in Saturday’s championship event at the Knoxville Nationals.  In addition, the top three spots and six of the top ten positions in the 2015 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings went to NSL members.  Following are the big winners amongst NSL members during Sprintweek…

Terry McCarl – TMAC started on the front row and led wire to wire in taking his fourth 360 Nationals main event win.  He also won in 1996, 2001 and 2009.  The Altoona, Iowa driver would also win his qualifying night last Thursday at the 410 Nationals securing his 19th start in the biggest event in the sport.  After spending most of the feature in the top ten, he would checker 11th.  TMAC’s strong week was enough to earn him his second career “Mr. Sprint Car” title.

Danny Lasoski – The “Dude” earned second in the “Mr. Sprint Car” standings.  After winning his qualifying night at the 360 Nationals, he finished second in both the “Capitani Classic” and his qualifying night of the Knoxville Nationals.  He would checker eighth in his 25th career Nationals finale Saturday.

Bryan Clauson – Bryan Clauson earned his first career win at the Knoxville Raceway on Friday night.  After a tough qualifying night that saw him charge from the back to a decent finish, he had to start from scratch.  After setting the second quickest lap of his group, he got by Billy Alley and went on to win on Friday, earning a spot in Saturday’s finale for the second year in a row.

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