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Abelson and VanDerWal win Dynamic Drivelines Dirt Duel IMCA Modified Event!

7/20/2017 - KNOXVLLE, Iowa (July 20, 2017) - On a very hot and humid night at the Knoxville Raceway the IMCA Modifieds pounded the historic black zook clay oval in the second running of the Dynamic Drivelines Dirt Duel! 37 Modifieds and 36 SportMods entered on this night where temperatures reached 100 degrees forcing race officials to push the start time back an hour. In the IMCA Modified class Chris Abelson of Sioux City, Iowa led all 25 laps taking the $1,000 winner’s prize! Abelson pulled away to a big lead but a couple of late cautions bunched up the field. The last five laps saw Todd Shute and Richie Gustin challenge for the lead late but Abelson was able to hold on to ...
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Tony Stewart Flipping It for Good: Eldora versus Knoxville

7/19/2017 - INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Three-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart is issuing a challenge to fans attending the 57th Annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store at Knoxville Raceway (Iowa). Last July, Stewart and 561 fans attending the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway set a new Guinness World Record for the “Largest game of heads or tails”. The competition was a fundraiser for Stewart’s named foundation that provides grants benefitting children, animals and drivers. “Our Flip It For Good competition is for anyone to play,” Stewart stated when asked what qualifications are needed to participate. “Players choose their side, I flip the coin, someone spots me and we start eliminating players until there’s only one standing. ...
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Meet 305 Rookie Eric Bridger!

7/18/2017 - by Joanne Cram Current 305 points’ leader and Rookie of the Year contender, Eric Bridger, is enjoying his freshman season at Knoxville coming off his first career feature win just a few weeks ago. The 21 year old Winterset native has his goals set on a future in sprint car racing. Eric started racing at the age of 10, competing on the asphalt go-kart track at Jamaica, Iowa. He raced there for three seasons, before adding dirt track racing to his resume. Following 2008, Eric began strictly racing dirt tracks, moving up from go karts, eventually to mini sprints. “Dirt track racing has a lot more racing and better competition”, Bridger stated. “You can really improve your driving skills (racing ...
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Seven Winners at Marion County Fair Outlaw Dirt Kart Event!

7/17/2017 - by Eric Arnold The third running of the Marion County Auto Body Outlaw Dirt Karts at the Knoxville Raceway was held on Sunday night in conjunction with the Marion County Fair. A special 1/10 mile oval track was constructed on the west end of the front stretch for the 68 entrants to race on, some coming as far away as Minnesota, South Dakota and Texas. Seven classes competed for a chance to put their names in the Knoxville Raceway record books. The races were organized in conjunction with the English Creek Speedway located approximately 10 miles south of Knoxville which races every Friday night and will host the 12th Annual Outlaw DIRT KART Nationals on Monday and Tuesday August 7-8. Race ...
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Mark Dobmeier Beefs Up at Knoxville Raceway!

7/15/2017 - Mark Dobmeier Beefs Up at Knoxville Raceway! Clint Garner Wins 360 Thriller, Rookie Kelby Watt Wins in 305’s by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 15, 2017) – Mark Dobmeier will be taking the beef back to Grand Forks, North Dakota after conquering South Central Co-op Night at Knoxville Raceway and the Marion County Fair Saturday. In addition to the $4,000 winner’s share, the driver of the Jimco Racing/Polaris #13 took home a half a beef as well for his 14th career victory here. Clint Garner won an exciting 360 feature that saw four lead changes, while sixteen-year-old Kelby Watt led the distance to score his first career win with the 305 class. Brad Moyer won a special DTRA Dirt Truck main ...
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WELD Racing Go-Kart Spectacular set for August 9!

7/14/2017 - Kansas City, MO (July 6, 2017) – WELD Racing is proud to announce it will once again be the presenting sponsor of the Fifth Annual Go-Kart Spectacular taking place during the 57th Annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores in Knoxville, Iowa. The WELD Racing Go-Kart Spectacular is a unique race that gives lucky fans the opportunity to race alongside some of their favorite racecar drivers with the proceeds supporting the Tony Stewart Foundation and its primary initiative, Team One Cure. This will be the fifth year WELD Racing has stepped up to sponsor this popular charity event. "WELD Racing is a longtime supporter of sprint car racing and it is our pleasure to join forces this year with the ...
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Checkered Flag Concessions

7/11/2017 - by Joanne Cram New for the 2017 race season has been a new concessions partnership bringing some fun changes to the Knoxville Raceway food line up! Nick and Kirsti Peterson, of Rosemount, Minnesota, are no strangers to the Sprint Car Capital of the World; they now just make it part of their career as well as their hobby. The husband and wife team have spent nearly every weekend of the past decade at Knoxville Raceway, supporting and watching Nick’s cousin, Clint Garner race every weekend. Clint and Nick grew up in a tight knit family, so racing is in their blood. Nick has always been drawn to the food industry, and took his passion for food to the track ...
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Ian Madsen Scores Fourth of Season at Knoxville!

7/8/2017 - Ian Madsen Scores Fourth of Season at Knoxville! Jamie Ball Wins Race of Attrition in 360’s, Evan Epperson Wins First of Career in 305’s by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 8, 2017) – Ian Madsen increased his lead in the 410 point standings at Knoxville Raceway on Dennison Racing Tees/Jersey Freeze Night Saturday with his fourth win of the season and 11th in his career here. The St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia driver earned $4,000 for his victory aboard the KCP Racing #18. The biggest crowd of the season was in attendance on a beautiful night in Knoxville that saw a visit from Tony Stewart in the 410 class. The 360 feature saw a number of incidents, and in the ...
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Ian Madsen Holds Off Brother Kerry to Win $4,000 at Knoxville!

7/1/2017 - Ian Madsen Holds Off Brother Kerry to Win $4,000 at Knoxville! Calvin Landis Tops 40-car Field in 360’s, Eric Bridger Scores First Win in 305’s by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 1, 2017) – On Pizza Hut/Knoxville Hospitals and Clinics Night, Ian Madsen put on a clinic of his own, leading all 20 laps to record his tenth career feature win at the Knoxville Raceway in the 410 class Saturday. The St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia native earned $4,000 and kept his position on top of a competitive point race. Calvin Landis stormed to his third career 360 win, over a 40-car field that included representatives of the Nebraska 360 Sprint Series and the Upper Midwest Sprint Series (UMSS). Rookie ...
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Nebraska 360 and UMSS Series' this Saturday!

6/30/2017 - This Saturday July 1 we will welcome the Nebraska 360 Series and the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS) to join our weekly Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup 360 series here on Pizza Hut and Knoxville Hospital & Clinics Night! We expect an additional 10-16 more 360 cars in the pit area to compete with us! The 360 class will run a 20 lap feature and for an increased purse throughout the entire field! Payouts will increase from $1,250 to $1,300 to win! Through the field each position will see a little extra money as well. 20th will pay $350 and teams will receive a minimum of $250 to start! So far the Nebraska and UMSS series drivers we ...
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Hall of Fame Night Has Danny Lasoski Pocketing $5,000 at Knoxville!

6/24/2017 - Hall of Fame Night Has Danny Lasoski Pocketing $5,000 at Knoxville! Clint Garner Scores 31st Win in 360’s, Kade Higday Takes Third of Season in 305’s by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 24, 2017) – It was a great day to be Danny Lasoski at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday. In the afternoon, he was inducted with three others into the Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame. At night, he led from green to checker to earn $5,000 and his 112th victory on Marion County Farm Bureau Mid-Season Championship Night! Those joining Lasoski in the 2017 Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame class included official Craig Johnson, official Jim Roush (accepted by son Bob) and owner/mechanic, Jeff Woodruff. Clint Garner won his third ...
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