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Ryan Bunton: Cinderella Wears Camo

12/16/2014 - (Eric Arnold) The Knoxville Nationals seems to have a story every year of an underdog team that makes the A-Main that no one expected and this year was no different. Knoxville Championship Cup driver Ryan Bunton of Morton, IL had never made it to the Nationals B-Main before, but the weekend racer and owner of the family body shop during the week locked his car in the Saturday A-Main in 2014. Bunton’s story is similar to other low budget teams, one car, one engine, and all of their eggs in one basket you could say. The odds were against them in the weeks leading up to the Nationals. A week before the Nationals they didn’t think they would be there. Bunton ...

Knoxville Raceway and Iowa Speedway Announce Combo Ticket Offer

12/11/2014 - Knoxville Raceway and Iowa Speedway have teamed up to give fans twice the racing action: a June 20th combo ticket is now available, allowing fans to attend that day’s Lucas Oil Championship Cup Series race at Knoxville Raceway, and the USAC Silver Crown™ Series at Iowa Speedway for one low price. “Knoxville Raceway is excited to partner with our friends at the Iowa Speedway to bring this special deal to racing fans,” said Knoxville Raceway General Manager Brian Stickel. “Iowa has a vibrant racing community, and we love to collaborate with other venues when we can.” The combo ticket package is the first offered between the “Sprint Car Capital of the World” and “The Fastest Short Track on the Planet”. Packages start ...

Farr Wins, Allard Second in Round 2 of Porter Hire International Sprint Car Series Qualifier for SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge

12/8/2014 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE; CONTACT: BRIAN STICKEL, 641-842-5431 Robertson Holden International Speedway, Palmerston North, NZ, December 8, 2014 A great crowd filed in to the Robertson Holden International Speedway on Monday night to witness plenty of wheel-to-wheel action for Round 2 of the Porter Hire International Sprint Car Series. American Jonathan Allard nearly used up his machine to finish second to Aussie Robbie Farr, with New Zealand’s Daniel Eggleton in third place. Kraig Kinser finished third in his heat race but mechanical problems sidelined his team and they were unable to start the feature. Two-time Australian National Champion James McFadden, who finished second on Saturday at Auckland, was unable to start the feature after a crash in his heat race. The ...

Kinser and Allard Qualify for 19th SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge

12/6/2014 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE; CONTACT: BRIAN STICKEL, 641-842-5431 Western Springs Speedway, Auckland, NZ, December 6, 2014 Kraig Kinser and Jonathan Allard raced in New Zealand on Saturday in the first event of the Porter Hire International Sprint Car Series at the Western Springs Speedway. Kinser, the 2005 Knoxville Nationals champion, started ninth in the feature and clawed his way to a fourth place finish on the small and narrow track. California-native Allard started the feature seventh, but mechanical problems forced the 3-time King of the West series champion to pull off the fifth circuit. Both American drivers are now eligible to enter the 19th Annual SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge on Friday, August 14, 2015 during the 55th FVP Knoxville Nationals. Australia’s Robbie ...

Kinser and Allard to Compete This Weekend in 2015 SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge Qualifiers in New Zealand

12/4/2014 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE; CONTACT: BRIAN STICKEL, 641-842-5431 KNOXVILLE, Iowa (December 4, 2014) - There are three opportunities for drivers to qualify for the 19th Annual SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge, two of which happen in the next week. These qualifiers, scheduled for Saturday, December 6 and Monday, December 8, are the first two races in the Porter Hire International Sprintcar Series in Auckland and Palmerston North, New Zealand. Expected to compete as American ambassadors at both events are 2005 Knoxville Nationals champion Kraig Kinser and 3-time King of the West Series Champion Jonathan Allard from California. The first of the three World Challenge qualifying races is being held at Western Springs Speedway in Auckland on Saturday, December 6 at 7pm local ...

Andy Gregg: Nationals Passion

12/3/2014 - (Eric Arnold) The word “passion” is used a lot in dirt track racing. This past year at the 54th FVP Knoxville Nationals a young man from Placerville, California loaded up his team to come to Knoxville Raceway for the first time, EVER. His PASSION was to get here to Knoxville and race, but he didn’t expect to win the 2014 Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year title. His story is one of those cool back stories of the Nationals that you don’t always get to hear about. Sure we all know Donny Schatz won and Brian Brown finished second, but what about those other stories like Ryan Bunton making the Nationals A-Main for the first time, or ...

Rules Update

11/20/2014 - Rules Update: Knoxville Raceway Race Director John McCoy is recommending to the Knoxville Raceway Race Committee to change the minimum age limit from 15 to 16 in the 305 class of sprint cars at Knoxville Raceway for the 2015 season. “Changing coverage by the insurance industry for the half mile tracks necessitates the need to go back to the 16 year old age requirement” said McCoy. Drivers must be 16 to run the 360 or 410 classes at Knoxville. The Knoxville Race committee will decide on this matter at their December meeting.
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