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Kyle Hirst Wins The Classic!

1/25/2015 - Premier Speedway Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia (Eric Arnold) California-native Kyle Hirst won the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic on Sunday night at Premier Speedway! Hirst led all 40 laps of the much-delayed event – rain showers pushed the green flag of the A-Main to nearly 2:00am local time Monday morning in Warrnambool. The most significant rainfall came halfway through the first B-Main, delaying the event and making for a fast, narrow track by the end of the night. 2014 Knoxville Champion Ian Madsen challenged Hirst for the lead briefly, but made contact with the fence and fell to fourth at the checkered flag. Pole sitter David Murcott pulled into the infield with mechanical problems late in the race. Rounding out the top ...

Murcott Wins Night Two at The Classic!

1/24/2015 - Premier Speedway Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia (Eric Arnold) - David Murcott, the reigning Australian National Champion, was victorious on night two of the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at Premier Speedway. Murcott led all 30 laps of the Oval Express Australian American Challenge feature event, and won with a narrow margin of 0.468 seconds over runner-up Kerry Madsen. The A-Main was filled with action. Steven Lines transferred from the B-Main and was working his way through the field. On lap two, his right rear tire went down after making contact with Tim Hutchins, ending their race. On lap 21, Luke Dillon was challenging Murcott for the lead when Ryan Jones crashed in turn four directly in front of the leaders. Murcott was ...

Tatnell Wins Night One of The Classic!

1/23/2015 - Premier Speedway Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia (Eric Arnold) - Brooke Tatnell, the 2006 and 2013 Speed Sport Knoxville World Challenge winner, captured the win on night one of the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at Premier Speedway. Ian Madsen, the 2014 Knoxville Championship Cup Series champion, finished second. Madsen started on the pole and held the lead through lap nine until Tatnell slid by to win by a three second margin. Halfway through the race, there was a heated battle for the third position between Robbie Farr and Darren Mollenoyux. Late in the race, 2012 Classic winner Ian Loudon daringly passed both of them, grabbing the last podium position. With Loudon in third place, the top three drivers were all Australian ...

“Tribute to Trostle” and Open Wheel Swap Meet Set for January 31!

1/18/2015 - “Tribute to Trostle” and Open Wheel Swap Meet Set for January 31! (Bill W) January 18, 2015 – Saturday, January 31 will see two big events on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa. The annual Open Wheel Swap Meet will take place at the Dyer-Hudson Hall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. That evening, will be a “Tribute to Trostle”, a benefit to celebrate the racing career of National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame car owner, Bob Trostle. Racing roundtable discussions will highlight that evening’s “Tribute to Trostle”, also being held at the Dyer-Hudson Hall. Guests will feature many of Bob’s drivers including special guests and fellow Hall of Famers, Doug Wolfgang and ...


1/15/2015 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Knoxville, Iowa (January 15, 2015) The North American 410 Sprint Car Poll has named Knoxville Raceway’s Brian Stickel 2014 Promoter of the Year for the second consecutive year. The poll, part of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum’s annual awards, is compiled of votes from media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers. “This award is for the entire Knoxville Raceway staff,” said Stickel. “I am grateful to be part of such a hard-working and dedicated team.” Stickel commented on the award from Australia, where he is attending the Lucas Oil 43rd Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic in Warrnambool, Victoria. The event is the final qualifying race for the 2015 Speed Sport Knoxville World Challenge. The award announcement was made ...

Knoxville Raceway Wins Two “Best of 2014” Awards

12/31/2014 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Brian Stickel, 641-842-5431 Psycho Billy Cadillac Fans Tour released the “Best of 2014” Late Model award winners. Ten categories were recognized, including “Best Race”, “Best Concessions”, and “Best Facility”. Knoxville Raceway was recognized in two categories: “2014 Best Multi-Day Event”, for the Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals; and “2014 Most Dramatic Finish”, for Brian Birkhofer’s charge on turn 4 of lap 100 during the Late Model Nationals to overtake Scott Bloomquist and win the race. A resource for fans, race tracks, and promoters, Psycho Billy Cadillac Fans Tour covers late model racing at dirt tracks across the Midwest. The organization also produces Late Model Mania, a racing publication available at select racing events. For more information on Psycho Billy Cadillac ...
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