54th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals

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54th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals

Dates:

August 6-9, 2014

Current Champion:

Donny Schatz

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Pre-Entries

0 Bud Kaeding - Campbell, CA
01 TBA
1 Sammy Swindell - Germantown, TN
1a Jacob Allen - Hanover, PA
1D Justin Henderson - Tea, SD
1K Chris Shirek - Thompson, ND
1P Curtis Evans - Norborne, MO
1s Logan Schuchart - Hanover, PA
1st Gary Taylor - Snohomish, WA
1x TBA
1z Lucas Wolfe - Mechanicsburg, PA
2 Shane Stewart - Bixby, OK
2K Kevin Ingle - Huron, SD
2L Ed Lynch Jr. - Apollo, PA
2M Matt Moro - Polk City, IA
3G James McFadden - Ormeau, QLD, Aust.
4 Cody Darrah - Red Lion, PA
4A Jon Agan - Knoxville, IA
4c Tyler Courtney - Indianapolis, IN
4J Lee Grosz - Harwood, ND
4s Danny Smith - Chillicothe, OH
4x Dakota Hendrickson - Omaha, NE
05 Brad Loyet - Sunset Hills, MO
5J Jamie Ball - Knoxville, IA
5JW Jeremy Schultz - Beaver Dam, WI
5v Colby Copeland - Roseville, CA
7 Craig Dollansky - Elk River, MN
7G Kaley Gharst - Decatur, IL
7K Dustin Selvage - Indianola, IA
7s Jason Sides - Bartlett, TN
7TAZ Tasker Phillips - Pleasantville, IA
7x Critter Malone - Pittsboro, IN
9 Daryn Pittman - Owasso, OK
9P Rager Phillips- Knoxville, IA
9W Jac Haudenschild - Wooster, OH
10 Garrett Dollansky - Elk River, MN
10H Danny Holtgraver - Pittsburgh, PA
11 Steve Kinser - Bloomington, IN
11K Kraig Kinser - Bloomington, IN
11N Randy Hannagan - Pittsboro, IN
12 Lynton Jeffrey - Prairie City, IA
12P TJ Peterson - Des Moines, IA
13 Mark Dobmeier - Grand Forks, ND
13V Seth Brahmer - Norfolk, NE
14K Dale Blaney - Hartford, OH
15 Donny Schatz - Fargo, ND
15H Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - Sunnyvale, TX
17B Bill Balog - Hartland, WI
17M Joey Moughan - Springfield, IL
17w Cole Wood - Auburn, CA
18 Ian Madsen - St. Mary's, NSW, Aust.
18T Tony Bruce Jr. - Owasso, OK
19 Bobby Weuve - Newton, IA
19L Jason Tostenson - Glencoe, MN
19M Brent Marks - Myerstown, PA
19w Paige Polyak - Tiffin, OH
20 AJ Moeller - Rockwell City, IA
21 Brian Brown - Grain Valley, MO
21 TBA
23 Jimmy Light - West Springfield, PA
24 Terry McCarl - Altoona, IA
24A Rico Abreu - Rutherford, CA
24H Brandon Wimmer - Fairmount, IN
26 Tayler Malsam - Seattle, WA
27 Greg Hodnett - Thomasville, PA
28 Brian Paulus - Mooresville, IN
29 Kerry Madsen - St. Marys, NSW, Aus
29D Danny Dietrich - Gettysburg, PA
33 Danny Lasoski - Higginsville, MO
40 Clint Garner - Sioux Falls, SD
40H Caleb Helms - Findlay, OH
41 Jason Johnson - Rocky Mount, MO
44 Chris Martin - Ankeny, IA
44w Austin Wheatley - Lake Stevens, WA
45 Tim Shaffer - Aliquippa, PA
45x Johnny Herrera - Albuquerque, NM
47 Don Droud Jr. - Lincoln, NE
49 Brad Sweet - Grass Valley, CA
49J Josh Schneiderman -West Burlington, IA
51 Paul McMahan - Nashville, TN
51R Stevie Smith - Broken Arrow, OK
53 Andy Gregg - Placerville, CA
55 Brooke Tatnell - Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.
56 Davey Heskin - St. Michael, MN
63 Chad Kemenah - Alvada, OH
69 Mike Moore - East Des Moines, IA
71 Kevin Swindell - Germantown, TN
71A RJ Johnson - Tampa, FL
71M Joey Saldana - Brownsburg, IN
74x Josh Hodges - Tijeras, NM
75 Glen Saville - Des Moines, IA
77x Wayne Johnson - Knoxville, IA
81 Austin Johnson - Pleasant Hill, IA
81x Lee Jacobs - Dalton, OH
82 Roger Crockett - Medford, OR
82BC Bryan Clauson - Noblesville, IN
83 David Gravel - Watertown, CT
83x Jason Meyers - Clovis, CA
91 Dusty Zomer - Sioux Falls, SD
94 Jeff Swindell - Bartlett, TN
96 Bronson Maeschen - Pleasantville, IA
99 Brady Bacon - Broken Arrow, OK

Happenings

 DAILY EVENTS

7:00 AM-Noon
All You Can Eat Pancakes Knoxville Morning Kiwanis
Show Pavilion   

8:00 AM-Noon
Pit Stop Pancakes
National Guard Armory   

10:00 AM-7:00 PM
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Open

10:00 AM
Slideways Karting Center Open

Noon-8:00 PM
Shuttles (9 AM-7 PM Aug. 9)

10:00 AM-7:00 PM
KNIA/KRLS Big Red Radio Welcome Center
Fairgrounds

1:00 PM-7:00 PM
Knoxville Nationals Lifestyle Experience

MONDAY, AUGUST 4TH

7:00 PM
Outlaw Dirt Kart Racing
English Creek Speedway

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5TH

12:00 NOON - 2:00 PM
SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge Picnic
Knoxville Raceway
Marion County Fair Barn

2:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Knoxville Farmers Market
Downtown Square

7:00 PM
Outlaw Dirt Kart Racing
English Creek Speedway

7:30 PM
Knoxville Nationals Queen Contest
Dyer-Hudson Hall

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6TH
10:30 AM
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

12:00 – 7:00 PM
Knoxville Nationals Lifestyle Experience  
Show Pavilion
Knoxville Nationals Exposition

12:00 Noon
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

1:30 PM
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

3:00 PM
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

3:00 PM
Fan Fest – Knoxville Nationals Lifestyle Experience – Drivers' Stories and Autographs

4:00 PM
Proffit Brothers Band
Spirit Legends Lounge Annex

6:00 PM
Winged Nation Show at the Nationals

7:15 PM
Knoxville Nationals
RacingJunk.com Qualifying Night

8:00 PM
National Anthem, Color Guard

After the races
Kimball Drifters - Dance
Pit Gate Party

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7TH

8:00 AM
Slideways Karting Center Mini-Nationals

10:30 AM - Noon
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

NOON
Media/Promoters’ Luncheon
Dyer-Hudson Hall, Fairgrounds

11:30-1:00 PM
NSCHOF Members Only VIP Reception 
2nd Floor - Steve Kinser

12:00 – 7:00 PM
Knoxville Nationals Lifestyle Experience 
Show Pavilion - Knoxville Nationals Exposition

12:00 NOON
Knoxville Nationals Lion's Club Bags Tournament
Knoxville Nationals Exposition Area

12:00 NOON
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

1:30 PM
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

3:00 PM
Fan Fest – Knoxville Nationals Lifestyle Experience – Drivers Stories and Autographs

3:00 PM
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

4:00 PM
Final Mix Band
Sprint Legends Lounge Annex

6:00 PM
Winged Nation Show at the Nationals

7:15 PM
Knoxville Nationals
FVP Qualifying Night

8:00 PM
National Anthem, Color Guard

After the races
Final Mix - Dance
Pit Gate Party

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8TH

8:00 AM
Slideways Karting Center Mini-Nationals

8:30 AM
National Sprint Car Museum Golf Classic
Bos Landen

10:00 AM
Helicopter Rides at Slideways Karting Center

10:30 AM
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

12:00 NOON – 7:00 PM
Knoxville Nationals Lifestyle Experience  
Show Pavilion
Knoxville Nationals Exposition

12:00 NOON
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

1:30 PM
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

3:00 PM 
Fan Fest – Knoxville Nationals Lifestyle Experience – Drivers Stories and Autographs

3:00 PM
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

4:00 PM
Steve McLain and the JCGB Band
Sprint Legends Lounge Annex

6:00 PM
Winged Nation Show at the Nationals

7:15 PM
FVP Knoxville Nationals
SPEED SPORT  Knoxville World Challenge
Pella Motors Qualifying

8:00 PM
National Anthem, Color Guard

After the races
Free Dance – Steve McLain and the JCGB Band

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9th

8:00 AM
Slideways Karting Center Mini-Nationals

8:00 AM - 3 PM
Bizarre Bazaare
Downtown Knoxville

10:00 AM
Knoxville Nationals Race Parade
Downtown Knoxville

10:30 AM
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

12:00 NOON – 7:00 PM
Knoxville Nationals Lifestyle Experience
Show Pavilion
Knoxville Nationals Exposition

12:00 NOON
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

12:30 PM

Annual Hall of Fame & Museum Racing Auction
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, 2nd floor

1:30 PM
Fan Fair Forum
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

2:00 PM
Fan Fest –Knoxville Nationals Lifestyle Experience – Drivers Stories and Autographs

4:00 PM
Jamie Bratcher Band
Spirit Legends Lounge

6:00 PM
Winged Nation Show at the Nationals

7:15 PM
FVP Knoxville Nationals Finals

8:00 PM
National Anthem, Color Guard

Tentative 2014 - Subject to Change

Format

The FVP Knoxville Nationals encompasses a four-day format unmatched in all of dirt track racing, and is presented by Casey's General Store. The prestige of winning the event far outweighs the generous purse that exceeds $985,000. With points meaning everything, and every wheel turned on the track meaning points, there is no time for a break at the "Granddaddy of them all". Steve Kinser has stood atop the podium an unprecedented twelve times, and owner Karl Kinser has graced victory lane an amazing fourteen times with three different drivers.

Wednesday and Thursday

Wednesday - RacingJunk.com Qualifying Night
Thursday - Lucas Oil Qualifying Night 


Order of Events: Hot laps, Qualifications, Last Chance Heats, 5 Heats, C feature, B feature, A feature.

Qualifications - 200 points are awarded for quick timer, 198 for second quick, 196 for third, etc.

Only the top 50 qualifiers make the heats, the rest are put in the last chance heats in which the first eight finishers will fill the back of that night's C feature (starting in the sixth row).

Last Chance Heats (for drivers out of the top 50 in Qual.) – 50 points awarded to the winner, 47 for 2nd, etc.

Heats - 100 points are awarded for the heat winner, points go down by three: 97, 94, 91, 88, etc.

Heats are inverted (8-10). This sets up the best racing of the
week. Top four finishers go to A, next four to B, last two to C.

C feature
Top two finishers go to back of the B. Third place is worth 96 pts., 2nd is 94, etc.

B feature
The top four finishers transfer to the tail of the A. The B awards 142 points for fifth, 140 for sixth and so on by twos.

A feature
The A feature points are the same as time trials: 200, 198, 196 etc. This explains how a driver can not make the A, but if he timed well may have more points than someone who did make the A.

First tie breaker is finish position in respective main event. Next tie breaker is rank in time trial. The third tie breaker is pill draw. Other tie breaking criteria may be implemented if needed.

A perfect score (quick time, heat win, feature win) is 500.

The top 16 in points from Wed. and Thurs. are locked in to Saturday's program, however there is more racing to do on


Friday

Friday Events:
The top 4 finishers from the A-Main move into spots 17-20 in Saturday's A-Main. Friday's event will consist of qualifying, heats, C if needed, two B-Mains and A-Main as well as the Speed Sport Knoxville World Challenge.

SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge
This is an international invitational event. The lineup is inverted according to points accrued on Wednesday and Thursday. The top finishing driver among the top three in the World Challenge is eligible for a position in Saturday night's main event.

Saturday

54th FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store Finals

Events:

E feature, D feature, C feature, B feature, FVP Knoxville Nationals Championship feature.

The B, C, D, and E feature will take the top four finishers to the tail of the next event (if there are scratches, there may be more taken for a particular event)

Purse

Purse Breakdown for the 2013
53rd Knoxville Nationals


Wednesday and Thursday:

Quick time overall: $1,000

Heats:
1. $150.00    2. $125.00    3. $100.00     4. $90.00
5. $80.00      6. $70.00       7. $60.00       8. $50.00
9. $50.00     10. $50.00

C Feature:
1. $150      2. $150       3. $150      4. $150      5. $250
6. $200      7.$175        8. $150      9. $140    10. $130.00
11. $120   12. $110     13. $110    14. $100   15. $100
16. $90     17. $80       18. $70      19. $60     20. $50

B Feature:
1. $200       2. $200       3. $200      4. $200       5. $600    
6. $550       7. $500       8. $475      9. $450     10. $425    
11. $400   12. $375     13. $350    14. $325     15. $300
16. $275   17. $260     18. $250    19. $240     20. $225
21. $200   22. $200      23. $200    24. $200

A Feature:
1. $12,000     2. $10,000    3. $7,000     4. $6,000     5. $5,000 6. $4,000       7. $3,500      8. $2,500     9. $2,000    10. $1,750 11. $1,500    12. $1,400    13. $1,300   14. $1,250   15. $1,200 16. $1,150    17. $1,100    18. $1,050   19. $1,000   20. $1,000
21. $1,000    22. $1,000    23. $1,000    24. 1,000

Friday:

C Main:
1. $200      2. $200      3. $200     4. $200        5. $600
6. $550      7. $500      8. $475     9. $450      10. $425
11. $400   12. $375    13. $350   14. $325     15. $300
16. $275   17. $260    18. $250   19. $240      20. $225
21. $200    22. $200    23. $200   24. $200

B Mains:
1. $800       2. $800      3. $1,200    4. $1,100     5. $1,000
6. $950       7. $900      8. $850       9. $825      10. $800
11. $775    12. $750    13. $725     14. $700      15. $675
16. $650    17. $625    18. $600     19. $575      20. $550
21. $525    22. $500

A Main:
1. $4,000       2. $4,000     3. $4,000      4. $4,000     5. $5,000
6. $4,000       7. $3,000     8. $3,000      9. $3,000   10. $3,000
11. $3000    12. $2,500    13. $2,400    14. $2,300   15. $2,200 16. $2,100   17. $2,000   18. $1,900   19. $1,800   20. $1,700 21. $1,600   22. $1,500     23. $1,400    24. $1,300

Speed Sport Knoxville World Challenge:
1. $10,000     2. $5,000     3. $3,000      4. $2,500
5. $2,000       6. $1,800     7. $1,700      8. $1,600
9. $1,500     10. $1,400    11. $1,300    12. $1,200
13. $1,100   14. $1,000    15. $1,000    16. $1,000
17. $625      18. $600       19. $600        20. $600

Saturday

Best Appearing Crew:
1. $500     2. $250     3. $150

Best Appearing Car:
1. $500     2. $250     3. $150

E Feature:
1. $600         2. $600       3. $600      4. $600       5. $800
6. $775         7. $750       8. $725      9. $700     10. $675
11. $650     12. $625      13. $600    14. $575    15. $550
16. $475     17. $450      18. $425    19. $400     20. $375
21. $350     22. $325

D Feature:
1. $800        2. $800       3. $800       4. $800        5. $1,200
6. $1,100     7. $1,000    8. $950       9. $900      10. $850
11. $825    12. $800     13. $775     14. $750      15. $725
16. $700     17. $675     18. $650     19. $625     20. $600
21. $575      22. $550

C Feature:
1. $1,000       2. $1,000     3. $1,000     4. $1,000      5. $2,000
6. $1,750       7. $1,500     8. $1,400     9. $1,300     10. $1,250 11. $1,225   12. $1,200   13. $1,175    14. $1,150    15. $1,125 16. $1,100   17. $1,050    18. $1,000   19. $950       20. $900
21. $850.00 22. $825.00

B Feature:
1. $1,000       2. $1,000      3. $1,000    4. $1,000     5. $8,000
6. $7,000       7. $6,000      8. $5,000    9. $4,000    10. $3,500 11. $3,000   12. $2,500    13. $2,250   14. $2,000   15. $1,750 16. $1,500   17. $1,450    18. $1,400   19. $1,350    20. $1,300
21. $1,250    22. $1,200    23. $1,150   24. $1,100

A Feature:
1. $150,000      2. $75,000    3. $37,500      4. $26,000
5. $21,000        6. $20,000    7. $19,000      8. $18,000
9. $17,000      10. $16,000   11. $15,000   12. $14,000
13. $13,000    14. $12,000   15. $11,000   16. $10,500
17. $10,000    18. $10,000    19. $10,000   20. $10,000
21. $10,000     22. $10,000    23. $9,500    24. $9,500

History

Past Knoxville Nationals Winners


Year - Driver, Number, Owner
1961 - Roy Robbins, 37, O. J. Huffman
1962 - Jerry Richert Sr., 69, Ted Ready
1963 - Greg Weld, 92, Taylor “Pappy” Weld
1964 - Kenny Weld, 94, Taylor “Pappy” Weld
1965 - Kenny Weld, 94, Taylor “Pappy” Weld
1966 - Jay Woodside, 9, Ted Hall
1967 - Thad Dosher, 74, Jack Cunningham
1968 - Ray Lee Goodwin, 24, Swenson/Williams
1969 - Ken Gritz, 12, Larry Snyder
1970 - Joe Saldana, 2, C&L Racing
1971 - Jan Opperman, 6, Cahill Racing
1972 - Kenny Weld, 29, Bob Weikert
1973 - Kenny Weld, 29, Bob Weikert
1974 - Dick Gaines, 71, Karl Kinser
1975 - Eddie Leavitt, 40, Ricke/Hill
1976 - Eddie Leavitt, 4J, Galden Inc.
1977 - Doug Wolfgang, 20, Bob Trostle
1978 - Doug Wolfgang, 4x, Speedway Motors
1979 - Ron Shuman, 75A, Gary Stanton
1980 - Steve Kinser, 20, Bob Trostle/Karl Kinser
1981 - Steve Kinser, 11, Karl Kinser
1982 - Steve Kinser, 11, Karl Kinser
1983 - Sammy Swindell, 1, Raymond Beadle
1984 - Doug Wolfgang, 29, Bob Weikert
1985 - Doug Wolfgang, 29, Bob Weikert
1986 - Steve Kinser, 11, Karl Kinser
1987 - Steve Kinser, 11, Karl Kinser
1988 - Steve Kinser, 11, Karl Kinser
1989 - Doug Wolfgang, 8D, D.P. Motorsports
1990 - Bobby Allen, 1a, Allen Enterprises
1991 - Steve Kinser, 11, Karl Kinser
1992 - Steve Kinser, 11, Karl Kinser
1993 - Steve Kinser, 11, Karl Kinser
1994 - Steve Kinser, 11, Karl Kinser
1995 - Steve Kinser, 11, Steve Kinser
1996 - Mark Kinser, 5m, Karl Kinser
1997 - Dave Blaney, 10, Blaney/Hylton
1998 - Danny Lasoski, 83, Dennis Roth
1999 - Mark Kinser, 5m, Karl Kinser
2000 - Mark Kinser, 5m, Karl Kinser
2001 - Danny Lasoski, 20L, Tony Stewart
2002 - Steve Kinser, 11, Steve Kinser
2003 - Danny Lasoski, 20, Tony Stewart
2004 - Danny Lasoski, 20, Tony Stewart
2005 - Kraig Kinser, 11K, Steve Kinser
2006 - Donny Schatz, 15, Schatz Motorsports
2007 - Donny Schatz, 15, Schatz Motorsports
2008 - Donny Schatz, 15, Tony Stewart
2009 - Donny Schatz, 15, Tony Stewart
2010 - Tim Shaffer, 83, Call/Holbrook Motorsports
2011 - Donny Schatz, 15, Tony Stewart
2012 - Donny Schatz, 15, Tony Stewart
2013 - Donny Schatz, 15, Tony Stewart