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Darin Van Dee Wins 30th Running of Knoxville Fall Enduro!

9/22/2018 - Darin Van Dee Wins 30th Running of Knoxville Fall Enduro! by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA, September 22, 2018 – Darin Van Dee of Deep River, Iowa took the 30th annual Fall Enduro at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. In a race that went the full 200 laps, the win paid him $1,000 for his efforts. Van Dee inherited the lead when Blake Miller of Des Moines, spun into the infield, striking the fence, and then made a quick stop in the pits around lap 160. It was Van Dee’s fourth Knoxville Enduro win Miller recovered to finish second and earn $700. Last year’s winner, Ryan Humphrey, of Rose Hill finished third, earning $500. Fifteen red flag periods were encountered along ...
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Knoxville Raceway Announces 2019 Season Schedule

9/20/2018 - KNOXVILLE, IOWA (September 20, 2018) – The Sprint Car Capital of the World, Knoxville Raceway, has released its schedule for the 2019 racing season. The schedule, as always, is highlighted by the 59th running of the Knoxville Nationals, to be held Wednesday, August 7 through Saturday, August 10. The event was sold out in 2018. A new “nationals” event, the Corn Belt Nationals, has been added to the schedule on Friday and Saturday, July 5 and 6. The event will feature the world’s greatest non-wing sprint car drivers from the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series and POWRi Lucas Oil Sprint Series battling for the $20,000 to win top prize. The 360 winged class also will race on Friday while the ...
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Jimmy Owens Breaks Through With His First Knoxville Late Model Nationals Win!

9/15/2018 - Jimmy Owens Breaks Through With His First Knoxville Late Model Nationals Win! Tad Pospisil Wins Bang Bang Finish with Malvern Bank SLMR Series by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (September 15, 2018) – Over the years, Newport, Tennesee’s Jimmy Owens has had his share of bad luck at the Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores, but Saturday night his perseverance paid off to the tune of $40,000! Gaining the lead before the halfway point, he built big leads and fended off all challenges in winning his first ever Knoxville Late Model Nationals. The Malvern Bank SLMR Series provided excitement of their own. In a fender-clashing finish, Tad Pospisil won the series inaugural race at Knoxville over Kyle ...
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Late Model Knoxville Nationals Saturday Night Lineups

9/15/2018 - 15th Annual Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores Starting Lineups (Subject to Change) A MAIN 1. 1S Brandon Sheppard (489) 1 Earl Pearson Jr. (488) 2. 0 Scott Bloomquist (487) 5 Don O'Neal (486) 3. 91 Tyler Erb (482) 25S Chad Simpson (480) 4. 20 Jimmy Owens (479) 99JR Frank Heckenast Jr. (473) 5. 49 Jonathan Davenport (471) 32S Chris Simpson (467) 6. 40B Kyle Bronson (464) 76 Brandon Overton (463) 7. 39 Tim McCreadie (462) 16T Tyler Bruening (461) 8. 25C Shane Clanton (459) 28M Jimmy Mars (455) 9. 18 Shannon Babb (454) 25Z Mason Zeigler (452) 10. 30 Brian Birkhofer (448) 18J Chase Junghans (448) 11. 1R Josh Richards (447) 32 Bobby Pierce (442) 12. 00S Jesse Stovall (440) 21 Billy Moyer (438) B MAIN 1. 58H Jeremiah Hurst ...
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Brandon Sheppard Charges from 19th to Win on Night #2 of Knoxville Late Model Nationals!

9/14/2018 - Brandon Sheppard Charges from 19th to Win on Night #2 of Knoxville Late Model Nationals! Sheppard Also Earns $2,000 Hoker Trucking, LLC Pole for Saturday’s Finale by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (September 14, 2018) – Brandon Sheppard drove an incredible race to claim his first ever feature victory at the Knoxville Raceway on Iowa Lions Club Night #2 of the 15th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. The New Berlin, Illinois driver started 19th after winning the B main, and took home $7,000 for his win. His point total earned him the $2,000 Hoker Trucking, LLC pole position for Saturday night’s $40,000 to win finale. Before a lap could be completed in the 25-lap main event, Austin Rettig ...
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Tyler Erb Notches First Ever Lucas Oil Win on Late Model Nationals Night One!

9/13/2018 - Tyler Erb Notches First Ever Lucas Oil Win on Late Model Nationals Night One! Earl Pearson Jr. and Scott Bloomquist Notch Most Points by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (September 13, 2018) – New Waverly, Texas driver Tyler Erb notched his biggest win to date, as he notched his first career win at both the historic Knoxville Raceway and the Lucas Oil Late Model Series on Thursday’s Ideal Ready Mix Night #1 of the 15th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. The 21-year-old driver earned $7,000 for his victory. The top five in points after Thursday’s event were Earl Pearson Jr. (488), Scott Bloomquist (487), Erb (482), Chad Simpson (480) and Brandon Sheppard (476). The best of ...
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History: Remembering the 2006 Late Model Nationals

9/11/2018 - by Lee Ackerman Given the cold temperatures of the First Annual Knoxville Late Model Nationals in 2005, the Late Model Nationals were moved up with a starting date in late September. The event drew 96 late models to the famed ½ mile at the Marion County Fairgrounds. On Thursday, September 29, with half the field qualifying, twelve drivers smashed the track record set the year before by Earl Pearson, Jr. with Justin Fegers of Mound, Minnesota blistering the track with a lap at 17.673 seconds. Heat races went to Steve Francis of Ashland, Kentucky, Richard Foster of Holt Summit, Missouri and Earl Pearson, Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida. Brian Harris of Davenport, Iowa took the consolation event. When the green dropped to start the ...
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Flat Track Motorcycle Results From Saturday, September 8

9/8/2018 - Flat Track Motorcycle Results From Saturday, September 8 Modern Open Amateur A main: 1. 22, Blake Claeys 2. 67, Rick Kent 3. 18, Corbin Erickson 4. 64, Lance Kent 5. 35, Trent McVey 6. 61, Michael Grieff 7. 23, Zach Jorgensen 8. 82, Tommy Colson 9. 28, Brad Glasnovich 10. 50, Dan Little 11. 58, Bill Burger 12. 93, Mike Smith 13. 75, Scott Ellis 14. 03, Fred Farmer 15. 55, Steven Seeley 16. 06, Reece Pottorf Modern Open Pro A main: 1. 43, Blake Barrett 2. 28, Steven Sandoval 3. 102, Hunter Even 4. 81, Dahan Barbee 5. 98, Jordan Muir 6. 22, Blake Claeys 7. 119, Erich Voitel 8. 9, Steven Seeley 9. 167, Brian Lehfeldt Vintage Singles A main: 1. 71, ...
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History: Hell Tour at Knoxville Raceway

9/8/2018 - by Lee Ackerman The United Midwest Promoters (UMP) Summer Nationals or Hell Tour as it is commonly referred to made two stops at the legendary Knoxville Raceway. The first was in 1999 and the second one, in the following year, 2000. On July 13, 1999, the Hell Tour invaded the legendary half mile and after the checkers waved in the 50 lap feature it was Fargo, North Dakota’s Rick Aukland taking home over $10,000 in prize money and contingencies. Batesville, Arkansas’ Billy Moyer set fast time for the evening. Heat races went to Bill Frye of Greenbrier, Arkansas, Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tennessee and Steve Francis of Ashland, Kentucky. St. John’s Michigan’s Kris Patterson took the B feature while Aukland won the dash. At the ...
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Hoker Trucking to Sponsor Pole Award for Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals presented by Casey's General Store

9/4/2018 - Knoxville, Iowa -- The Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals presented by Casey's General Store is one of Knoxville Raceway's and late model racing's biggest events. Hoker Trucking is adding to the already more than $295,000 purse. The Hoker Trucking Pole Award will give $2,000 to the pole sitter of the Saturday, September 15th Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals presented by Casey's General Store A-Main. The pole award will go to whichever driver earns the most amount of points during the two qualifying nights. Last year's pole winner was Mike Marlar, who also went on to win the event. The Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals presented by Casey's General Store kick off on Thursday, September 13 and culminate with the finale on ...
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Kerry Madsen Wins $5,000 Season Championship Night!

8/25/2018 - Kerry Madsen Wins $5,000 Season Championship Night! Jon Agan Takes 360’s, Ryan Leavitt Tops 305’s Austin McCarl, Clint Garner and Eric Bridger are KCCS Season Champions by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 25, 2018) – After a lengthy delay due to a power outage, the Knoxville Raceway faithful were treated to three exciting features on Mediacom Season Championship Night Saturday. Kerry Madsen nabbed the $5,000 410 sprint car feature after inheriting the lead late from Brian Brown. Jon Agan won a duel with McKenna Haase to claim the 360 main event, and Ryan Leavitt led from start to finish to capture the 305 feature. Austin McCarl (410), Clint Garner (360) and Eric Bridger (305) were crowned Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series ...
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