Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Brownells, the world’s largest supplier of firearm accessories and gun parts, has partnered with Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway as the title sponsor of the two-day World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series event on June 9 and 10.

The Brownells Big Guns Bash pits the country-wide traveling World of Outlaws drivers, including nine-time Knoxville Nationals winner Donny Schatz, against the Knoxville Raceway drivers who compete at the track nearly every weekend from April through August.

“Dirt track racing is in Iowa’s blood,” said Ryan Repp, Director of Content and Communications at Brownells. “The atmosphere and tradition at Knoxville Raceway are special and unique to Iowa. As an Iowa-grown company that supports the special and unique tradition of American firearms ownership, we’re very happy to help put on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Knoxville.”

In business since 1939, Brownells is a leading supplier of gun parts and accessories, ammunition, gunsmithing tools and survival gear. In 2016, Brownells opened its first retail store in Grinnell, Iowa and began selling complete firearms both in the store and online.

During the World of Outlaws event, Brownells will host full-time off-road adventurers Yeti and Yolo with at the Knoxville Raceway. Yeti and Yolo will be displaying the highly-customized jeep that doubles as their home, signing autographs and visiting with fans on June 9 and 10.

“Brownells is one of the largest and most prominent companies in Iowa, and we are so proud to have them as partners with Knoxville Raceway,” said Kendra Jacobs, Marketing Director at Knoxville Raceway. “Both Brownells and Knoxville Raceway are Iowa-based companies which have earned international recognition as the best in their respective businesses. Coupled with the demographic match of Knoxville Raceway fans and the Brownells customers, it is a natural fit.

Brownells started its partnership with Knoxville Raceway last year supporting a weekly show, so it’s exciting for the relationship to grow substantially in year two.”
The Brownells Big Guns Bash is a precursor to sprint car racing’s biggest event, the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores at Knoxville Raceway on August 9-12. For many drivers, it will be their final chance to get on-track experience on Knoxville’s ½-mile track prior to the Nationals.

On Friday, the track will offer $1 Busch Light cans. Saturday is filled with events for fans, including a Team Knoxville vs. World of Outlaws Human Foosball Game, live radio remotes, and a Pre-Race Pit Walk open to all fans with Saturday tickets from 4-5 p.m., local time. Tickets for both nights are available at or by calling the Knoxville Raceway ticket office at 641-842-5431.

For updates, exclusive videos and more Knoxville Raceway news, like the track on Facebook, follow @KnoxvilleRaces on Twitter and @KnoxvilleRaceway on Instagram and subscribe to the track’s YouTube channel. Weather updates, appearances, and event information can be sent straight to your cell phone by texting “Knoxville Races” to 84483.

About Brownells: Serious About Firearms Since 1939, Brownells is the world's leading source for guns, gun parts and accessories, ammunition, gunsmithing tools and survival gear. With a large selection of both common and hard-to-find items, and an extensive collection of videos, articles, and gun schematics, Brownells is the expert for everything shooting-related. Committed to maintaining our great traditions, Brownells has more, does more and knows more and guarantees it all, Forever. For more information or to place an order, call 800-741-0015 or visit Stay up-to-date with Brownells on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Knoxville Raceway: Located on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa, Knoxville Raceway is a 1/2-mile dirt track that hosts winged 305, 360 and 410 sprint car racing every Saturday night from April to September. The "Sprint Car Capital of the World" also hosts the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores, sprint car racing's most prestigious event, as well as the Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores and the 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. Knoxville Raceway is the third-largest outdoor stadium in Iowa with 24,612 seats and 32 luxury suites.

About World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series: The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Craftsman (Official Tool), Arctic Cat (Official Side-by-Side Recreational Vehicle), Extended Stay America (Official Hotel), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Sears (Official Home Store), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience) and VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, MSD, Penske Shocks, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, and TNT Rescue.

Founded in 1978, the World of Outlaws®, based in Concord, N.C., is the premier national touring series for dirt track racing in North America, featuring the most powerful cars on dirt, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. Annually, the two series race nearly 140 times at tracks across the United States and Canada. CBS Sports Network is the official broadcast partner of the World of Outlaws. DIRTVision® also broadcasts all World of Outlaws events over the Internet to fans around the world. Learn more about the World of Outlaws.