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Ryan Humphrey Wins 29th Running of the Knoxville Extreme Enduro!

9/23/2017 - by Eric Arnold Knoxville, IA – September 23, 2017 – Ryan Humphrey of Rose Hill took the win at the 29th running of the Knoxville Extreme Enduro at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. Humphrey completed 200 laps in just under two hours, and was paid $1,000 for his efforts. Brothers Tyler and Jacob Sutter would swap the lead early before Humphrey took the lead just past the halfway point. Humphrey is now a three-time champion of this event, winning previously in 2008 and 2012. Tyler Sutter, the two-time defending champion would finish as the runner up while Stacy Krohnberg finished third after leading the early laps of the event. 37 cars made the start on this night and about a dozen were able to ...
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Mike Marlar Repeats as Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals Champion!

9/16/2017 - Mike Marlar Repeats as Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals Champion! by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (September 16, 2017) – Mike Marlar took a late lead from Josh Richards and captured the $40,000 14th Annual Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. The Winfield, Tennessee driver becomes the first in the event’s history to repeat as champion. His win came aboard Ronnie Delk #157. It was Jonathan Davenport who took the early advantage in the 100-lap event. Josh Richards quickly moved into second. The track was lightning fast early as a two and a half hour rain delay followed a B main won by Jesse Stovall. The first of a number of cautions came out ...
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A MAIN LINEUP!

9/16/2017 - 14th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals A Main Lineup! 1 157 Mike Marlar 500 2 49 Jonathan Davenport 496 3 1R Josh Richards 494 4 1S Brandon Sheppard 484 5 5 Don O'Neal 484 6 39 Tim McCreadie 483 7 1777 Jared Landers 482 8 32S Chris Simpson 481 9 14 Darrell Lanigan 474 10 28M Jimmy Mars 471 11 20 Jimmy Owens 463 12 0 Scott Bloomquist 463 13 25 Chad Simpson 462 14 22 Greg Satterlee 462 15 3S Brian Shirley 462 16 17M Dale McDowell 460 17 18B Shannon Babb 460 18 18 Chase Junghans 458 19 32 Bobby Pierce 455 20 20S Rodney Sanders 455 21 1 Earl Pearson Jr. 448 22 71 Hudson O'Neal 447 23 C8 Timothy Culp 447 24 7R Kent Robinson 441 Remaining Drivers and Point Totals 25 00 Jesse Stovall 440 26 15 Steve Francis 436 27 ...
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Mike Marlar is Perfect on Night #2 of the Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals!

9/15/2017 - Mike Marlar is Perfect on Night #2 of the Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals! by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (September 15, 2017) – Winfield, Tennessee’s Mike Marlar became the second driver in as many years to attain a perfect “500” score Friday night on Night #2 of the Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. Marlar set quick time in his group, won his heat and took a late lead to win the feature after starting in row four. His sweep means that he will start on the pole for Saturday night’s $40,000 to win 100-lap championship event. Thursday’s winner, Josh Richards, also claimed a perfect 500 score in 2016. Before a lap could be completed ...
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“Rocket Man” Josh Richards Blasts to Win on Night #1 of Knoxville Late Model Nationals!

9/14/2017 - “Rocket Man” Josh Richards Blasts to Win on Night #1 of Knoxville Late Model Nationals! Jonathan Davenport is High Point Man by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (September 14, 2017) – Shinnston, West Virginia native Josh Richards benefited from the misfortune of Jimmy Owens and stormed to his fifth career win at the Knoxville Raceway on Night #1 of the Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. Josh pocketed $7,000 aboard the Best Performance Motorsports #1R. Jonathan Davenport was the high point man on the night after setting quick time in his group, winning his heat and running third in the feature. Kyle Bronson led lap one in the 25-lap feature, but Jared Landers quickly took control, ahead of Bronson ...
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Late Model Knoxville Nationals Statistics!

9/11/2017 - by Eric Arnold, Track Historian Past Winners: 2004 Brian Birkhofer 2005 Scott Bloomquist 2006 Brian Shirley 2007 Brady Smith 2008 Tim McCreadie 2009 Scott Bloomquist 2010 Billy Moyer 2011 Don ONeal 2012 Steve Francis 2013 Darrell Lanigan 2014 Brian Birkhofer 2015 Jared Landers 2016 Mike Marlar Most Top 5 Finishes 6 Billy Moyer 5 Steve Francis 5 Brian Birkhofer 5 Josh Richards 5 Scott Bloomquist 4 Darrell Lanigan 3 Rick Eckert 3 Brady Smith 3 Tim McCreadie 3 Jimmy Owens 3 Mike Marlar 2 Darren Miller 2 Jimmy Mars 2 Don O'Neal Most Top 10 Finishes 9 Billy Moyer 9 Brian Birkhofer 8 Scott Bloomquist 8 Steve Francis 7 Brady Smith 6 Jimmy Owens 5 Josh Richards 5 Darrell Lanigan 5 Tim McCreadie 5 Jimmy Mars 5 5 Shannon Babb 5 Chad Simpson 4 Mike Marlar Championship A Main Laps Led 153 Scott Bloomquist 125 Darren Miller 115 Billy Moyer 113 ...
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The First Knoxville Late Model Nationals

9/8/2017 - by Lee Ackerman What dirt late model fans had been dreaming and hoping for finally became a reality when 98 cars from 22 states and a Canadian province checked in at the Knoxville Raceway on October 14, 2004 for the first night of the Stacker2 Xtreme Dirt Car Nationals. When qualifying had ended, fourteen cars had broken the existing one-lap track record with newly crowned series champion Earl Pearson, Jr. setting fast time at 18.401 seconds. Five heat races were ran with Michigan’s Jeep Van Wormer claiming heat one, Iowa’s Brian Harris heat two, Iowa’s Denny Eckrich heat three, Missouri’s Dustin Mooneyham heat four and Ohio’s Matt Miller heat five. Illinois’ Darren “the Thriller” Miller won the Dash over Iowa’s Brian Birkhofer , ...
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A Look Back at Late Model Racing at Knoxville Raceway

9/1/2017 - by Lee Ackerman 26,000 Apple Trees couldn’t keep Bill Martin from Knoxville’s Victory Lane in 1974! It’s not a race that many people remember and it didn’t pay enough to be listed as one of the major Dirt Late Model races at the Knoxville Raceway, but back on Sunday, April 21, 1974 (it was actually scheduled for Saturday, April 20 but was rained out), they held a race at Knoxville called the Corn Belt Special and when the dirt had settled, the Council Bluffs Apple Farmer Bill Martin emerged victorious and took home the $600 first prize. Martin had raced very little in 1973, something to do with taking care of those 26,000 Apple trees at the Martin Family Orchard just outside Council Bluffs. ...
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Ian Madsen Caps 410 Championship with Win at Knoxville!

8/26/2017 - Ian Madsen Caps 410 Championship with Win at Knoxville! Sawyer Phillips Wins 360 Feature, Matt Moro Wins Title Mike Mayberry Wins First 305 Main, Eric Bridger is Rookie Champ by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 26, 2017) – Ian Madsen nailed down his second career Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series 410 sprint car title on Town Crier Season Championship Night at Knoxville Raceway Saturday. The St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia native not only won the championship, but nailed down the 25-lap, $5,000 to win finale. Sawyer Phillips cruised to his third 360 win of the year, as Matt Moro claimed his second title in that class. Mike Mayberry became the first Knoxville winner from Fremont, Iowa since Dick Santee in ...
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