SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge

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SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge

Dates:

August 8, 2014

Current Champion:

Brooke Tatnell

The SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge runs as the finale of the Friday night Qualifying for the 54th Knoxville Nationals. This international invitational event, which pays the winner $10,000, will match drivers that have qualified through specific racing events in Australia, Canada and New Zealand over the last 12 months.

Only those qualified drivers that enter and receive qualifying points on either Wednesday or Thursday of the 2014 Knoxville Nationals are eligible to compete. The starting lineup will feature the first 12 cars inverted based on points, provided they are in the top 106 in points after both qualifying programs and have competed in one of the five international qualifiers.

Those outside of the top 106 in points and/or those outside of the top 16 entrants in qualifying points, will tag the rear of the field (lining straight up by points). A maximum of 24 cars (top 24 eligible/entered in qualifying night points) will start the SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge on Friday, August 8, 2014. The World Challenge race distance will either be 16 laps (16 or less cars) or 20 laps (17 or more cars).

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Pre-Entries

0 Bud Kaeding - Campbell, CA
1 Sammy Swindell - Germantown, TN
1D Justin Henderson - Tea, SD
2 Shane Stewart - Bixby, OK
3G James McFadden - Ormeau, QLD, AUS
4c Tyler Courtney - Indianapolis, IN
4s Danny Smith - Chillicothe, OH
7s Jason Sides - Bartlett, TN
9 Daryn Pittman - Owasso, OK
11N Randy Hannagan - Pittsboro, IN
12 Lynton Jeffrey - Sydney, NSW, AUS
14K Dale Blaney - Hartford, OH
15 Donny Schatz - Fargo, ND
18 Ian Madsen - St. Mary's, NSW, Aust.
24 Terry McCarl - Altoona, IA
29 Kerry Madsen - St. Mary's, NSW, Aust.
49 Brad Sweet - Grass Valley, CA
51 Paul McMahan - Nashville, TN
55 Brooke Tatnell - Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.
55 Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA
59 Tim Kaeding - San Jose, CA
71 Kevin Swindell - Germantown, TN
83 David Gravel - Watertown, CT
83x Jason Meyers - Clovis, CA

Happenings

SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge Picnic
Join us on Tuesday, August 5th at Noon on the West End of the main grandstands for a salute the World Challenge competitors. Have lunch and meet the drivers. See videos from this year's events at Premier Speedway and in general have a great time.

Format

Purse

SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge purse for 2012: 1. 1. $10,000.00 2. $5,000.00 3. $3,000.00 4. $2,500.00 5. $2,000.00 6. $1,800.00 7. $1,700.00 8. $1,600.00 9. $1,500.00 10. $1,400.00 11. $1,300.00 12. $1,200.00 13. $1,100.00 14. $1,000.00 15. $1,000.00 16. $1,000.00 17. $625.00 18. $600.00 19. $600.00 20. $600.00

History

Past Knoxville World Challenge Winners

Year - Driver, Number, Hometown, Winners Prize
2013 - Brooke Tatnell, 55, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. - $10,000
2012 - Donny Schatz, 15, Fargo, ND - $10,000
2011 - Lucas Wolfe, 5w, Mechanicsburg, PA - $10,000
2010 - Craig Dollansky, 7, Elk River, MN - $10,000
2009 - Lynton Jeffrey, 12, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust. - $10,000
2008 - Kerry Madsen, 55, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. - $10,000
2007 - Dean Jacobs, 7K, Wooster, OH - $10,000
2006 - Brooke Tatnell, 8, San Souci, NSW, Australia - $10,000
2005 - Daryn Pittman, 21, Owasso, OK, USA - $10,000
2004 - Daryn Pittman, 21, Owasso, OK, USA - $10,000
2003 - Travis Rilat, 29, Forney, TX, USA - $10,000
2002 - Donny Schatz, 15, Minot, ND, USA - $10,000
2001 - Donny Schatz, 15, Minot, ND, USA - $10,000
2000 - Danny Lasoski, 83, Dover, MO, USA - $10,000
1999 - Randy Hannagan, 1T, San Jose, CA, USA - $5,000
1998 - Skip Jackson, 55, Sydney, NSW, Aust. - $5,000
1997 - Skip Jackson, 55, Sydney, NSW, Aust. - $5,000
1996 - Danny Smith, Danville, IN, USA (Amer./Aust. Challenge Cup) $4,000
1995 - Skip Jackson, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (Amer./Aust. Challenge Cup) $4,000
1994 - Max Dumesny, Nelson, NSW, Aust. (Amer./Aust. Challenge Cup) $4,000

Money Won:

Brooke Tatnell, $34,700, AUS
Donny Schatz, $34,600, USA
Kerry Madsen, $29,325, AUS
Daryn Pittman, $27,600, USA
A.J. ”Skip” Jackson, $26,450, AUS
Lynton Jeffrey, $22,000, AUS
Danny Smith, $20,750, USA
Ricky Logan, $17,950, USA
Craig Dollansky, $17,375, USA
Lucas Wolfe, $15,000, USA
Shane Stewart, $12,675, USA
Danny Lasoski, $12,500, USA
Travis Rilat, $11,800, USA
Randy Hannagan, $11,100, USA
Jason Johnson, $11,100, USA
Max Dumesny, $10,500, AUS
Dean Jacobs, $10,000, USA
Joey Saldana, $ 9,625, USA
Brent Antill, $ 9,500, USA
Toni Lutar, $ 7,775, CAN
Paul McMahan, $ 6,700, USA
Brian Brown, $6,500, USA
Terry McCarl, $ 6,500, USA
Brad Furr, $ 6,000, USA
Troy Little, $ 5,700, AUS
Tommy Tarlton, $ 5,600, USA
Chad Kemenah, $ 5,200, USA
P.J. Chesson, $ 5,000, USA
Mark Dobmeier, $ 5,000, USA
Trevor Green, $ 4,900, AUS
Jonathan Allard, $ 4,800, USA
Peter Murphy, $ 4,100, AUS
Jason Sides, $ 4,100, USA
Jaymie Moyle, $ 3,500, AUS
Marty Perovich, $ 3,350, AUS
Garry Brazier, $ 3,000, AUS
Kurt Winker, $ 3,000, USA
Ian Madsen, $ 2,900, AUS
Chris Schmelzle, $ 2,725, CAN
Bruce White, $ 2,715, AUS
Jason Meyers, $ 2,600, USA
Jamie McDonald, $ 2,375, NZ
Stevie Walsh, $ 2,125, NZ
Sammy Swindell, $ 1,800, USA
Greg Wilson, $ 1,800, USA
Jeff Shepard, $ 1,700, USA
Billy Alley, $ 1,650, USA
Erin Crocker, $ 1,600, USA
Wayne Johnson, $ 1,600, USA
Corey Haigh, $ 1,200, NZ
Ryan Coniam, $ 1,100, CAN
Jack Pillon, $ 1,075, CAN
Adam West, $ 1,075, CAN
Bill Clarkson, Jr., $ 1,050, NZ
Ryan Farrell, $ 1,050, AUS
Tony Menard, $ 1,050, CAN
Bill Rose, $ 1,050, USA
Cody Darrah, $ 1,025, USA
Mitchell Dumesny, $ 1,025, AUS
Greg Hall, $ 1,025, AUS
David Murcott, $ 1,025, AUS
Tim Kaeding, $ 1,025, USA
Colin Entwisle, $ 600, NZ
Cody Geldart, $ 600, CAN
Christi Passmore, $ 600, USA
Jamie Veal, $ 575, AUS
Domain Ramsay, $ 550, AUS
Matthew Reed, $ 550, AUS
Paul Jeffrey, $ 545, AUS
Kerry Jones, $ 500, NZ
Joe Gaerte, $ 500, USA
Phil Gressman, $ 500, USA
Greg Hodnett, $ 0, USA

Summary:

USA, 39 drivers - $297,425
AUS, 21 drivers - $159,485
CAN, 7 drivers - $15,400
NZ, 6 drivers - $ 7,850

73 drivers - $480,160

Wins:

USA – 11
AUS – 7
CAN – 0
NZ - 0