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Kevin Hetrick’s 410 Debut

4/29/2016 - By Joanne Cram After nearly a decade in a 305 sprint car, Gladstone, Illinois’s Kevin Hetrick decided that 2016 was the year to upsize his sprint car to a 410. Having grown up at the racetrack watching his father, Jim, race southeastern Iowa and at Knoxville Raceway, Kevin is living out his life-long dream of racing at the famed half mile. Kevin’s earliest memories are of being at the racetrack sitting in the stands while his dad raced, when at the age of five, Kevin’s dad joined him as a spectator. The family continued to enjoy spending as much time together going to the races, especially Knoxville Raceway. Since racing is addicting and tends to be in your ...
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Remembering Tim Trier

4/27/2016 - By Track Historians Bob Wilson and Eric Arnold We are all deeply saddened to pass on the news that long-time announcer Tim Trier has lost his battle with cancer. Tim was a beloved announcer at Knoxville Raceway from 1979-1992, and again during the 1999 season. Tim grew up in the 1960’s watching his Uncle Johnny Babb race and caught the racing fever at a young age. As an announcer Tim started out calling high school sporting events and in the mid 1970’s he was announcing drag racing at Eddyville and Cedar Falls. Tim was first hired at Knoxville to do pit reporting during the 1979 Knoxville Nationals and his booming voice and talent was quickly recognized by promoter Ralph Capitani, which ...
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Ian Madsen Wins Knoxville Tilt!

4/23/2016 - Ian Madsen Wins Knoxville Tilt! Dusty Zomer Wins in 360’s and Christian Bowman Wins First in 305’s by Bill Wright Knoxville, IA, April 23, 2016 – Ian Madsen scored his sixth career win at the Knoxville Raceway in front of another big crowd on Earth Day Night Saturday. The first 300 fans in attendance received a tree from the Arbor Day Foundation. The St. Mary’s, New South Wales driver hopes using a restart to shoot by Tim Kaeding for the $3,000 score in the KCP Racing #18 plants his own seeds towards a championship. Dusty Zomer led wire to wire to record his sixth career win in the 360 class, while Christian Bowman was a first-time winner at Knoxville in the ...
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Knoxville Hall of Fame Nominations Open!

4/20/2016 - Public nominations for the Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame are now being accepted at the ticket office. Nominations may also be submitted by e-mail to Track Historian, Eric Arnold at erica@knoxvilleraceway.com. Nominations will close Saturday, May 28. Brief biographical information is appreciated, but not required. Eligibility rules are drivers that have been retired for at least one year and all those worthy of being honored for their lifetime contributions to the betterment of Knoxville Raceway. It is the intent of the Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame Committee to elect four or five inductees each year, that being contributors such as drivers, car owners, mechanics, sponsors, track officials, media members, etc. The Class of 2016 will be announced in mid June and the inductees will ...
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Danny Lasoski Notches #107 in Thrilling Knoxville Opener!

4/16/2016 - Danny Lasoski Notches #107 in Thrilling Knoxville Opener! Clauson wins First in 360s, Walraven Becomes Fifth Driver to Win in All Three Classes by Bill Wright Knoxville, IA, April 16, 2016 – A beautiful spring Iowa evening welcomed the 2016 sprint car season at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday! Pella Motors Night saw action from beginning to end. At the conclusion of the night, Dover, Missouri’s Danny Lasoski was atop the podium in the 410 class. It was the “Dude’s” 107th career feature win at Knoxville aboard the Muddy.com #2, and the seventh time he has graced Victory Lane on opening night at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World”. Bryan Clauson registered his first career 360 sprint feature at Knoxville ...
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Lasoski and Forbrook: In Pursuit of Another Championship!

4/14/2016 - By Joanne Cram With 2016’s season fast approaching, Danny Lasoski has one thing on his mind: winning the 2016 Nationals. That being said, a repeat track championship is close behind in his mind. In their inaugural season as a newly formed team, the Big Game Motorsports-backed duo of Guy Forbrook and Danny Lasoski dominated Knoxville’s half-mile track every Saturday night. The Muddy #2 racked up five feature wins, three quick times, and thirteen top five finishes; and led 65 laps around Knoxville Raceway. The team is looking to grow their success now that their first season is under their belt. Lasoski says that being one year older as a team can only help improve their performance ...
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Knoxville Practice Night Sees 27 Sprinters

4/9/2016 - Knoxville Practice Night Sees 27 Sprinters by Bill Wright Knoxville, IA, April 9, 2016 – Twenty-seven cars representing all three sprint car classes practiced Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. Chilly temps and a stiff wind didn’t slow down the contingent of drivers. Five 410’s, eight 360’s and fourteen 305’s were on hand. A mix of rookies and veterans took their laps on the famous half-mile in anticipation of the season opener next Saturday, April 16. Newcomers included Jake Bubak in the 410 class. The son of former World of Outlaws regular, Rich Bubak intends on looked smooth in his first 410 outing on the speedway in the Bolz #1B. Jake was joined in 410 practice by Craig Dollansky, ...
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SEASON KICK-OFF PARTY AND TOWN HALL MEETING

4/5/2016 - Join the Knoxville Raceway staff and your fellow friends and race fans for a season kick-off party and town hall meeting on Friday, April 15 at 7pm, local time. The event will begin with a town hall-style meeting at Dyer-Hudson Hall where fans can openly ask questions and give feedback about the upcoming Knoxville Raceway season. Following the meeting, Casey's General Stores will be offering free pizza, accompanied by complimentary beverages from our friends at Doll Distributing and Mahaska Bottling. Dingus Lounge will also be on hand with music and games! Start the season off right by having a fun time with your friends and racing family!
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