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Mike Marlar Wins Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals!

9/18/2016 - by Eric Arnold KNOXVILLE, Iowa (September 17, 2016) – It has been the year of the upset winners at Knoxville Raceway and Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tennessee surprised everyone by leading the final 61 laps on his way to a win $40,000 at the 13th annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store! Front row starters Jimmy Owens and Josh Richards were the early front runners of the 100 lap event, Owens led the opening ten laps until Richards used lapped traffic to get by Owens and pull away. It appeared that Richards, the four-time runner-up at Knoxville would go on to finally win the Knoxville Nationals. Marlar started in row two and fell to fifth early ...
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Saturday Feature Lineups!

9/17/2016 - Saturday Lineups for the 13th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store "A" MAIN LINE UP DRIVER INSIDE OUTSIDE DRIVER Josh Richards 1R 20 Jimmy Owens Dale McDowell 17m 157 Mike Marlar Chris Simpson 32 18b Shannon Babb Billy Moyer 21 0 Scott Bloomquist Shane Clanton 25c 32P Bobby Pierce Don O'Neal 5 20x Rodney Sanders Brandon Sheppard B5 39m Tim McCreadie Jimmy Mars 28m 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Earl Pearson, Jr. 1 91 Tyler Erb Jonathan Davenport 6 15F Steve Francis Darrell Lanigan 15 40B Kyle Bronson Chase Junghans 18 51M Joey Moriarty B-Main 1st Place 25th 26th B-Main 2nd Place B-Main 3rd Place 27th 28th B-Main 4th Place B-Main 5th Place 29th 30th B-Main 6th Place LOLMDS Provisional 1 31st 32nd LOLMDS Provisional 2 "B" MAIN LINE UP DRIVER INSIDE OUTSIDE DRIVER Gregg Satterlee 22 33c Chad Mahder Tim Lance 48L 98 Jason Rauen Spencer Diercks 29d 25 Chad Simpson Kent Robinson 7R B1 Brent Larson Jason Feger 25F 99JR Frank Heckenast, Jr. Billy Moyer, Jr. 21JR 7 Ricky Weiss RC Whitwell 96T J0 Jake O'Neil Nick Hoffman 2h 33X Ricky Thornton Jr. Ryan Unzicker 24 31 Jason Utter 20 Laps - Top 6 to A-Main "C" MAIN LINE UP DRIVER INSIDE OUTSIDE DRIVER Morgan Bagley 14m 40 Joel Callahan Rob Toland 39 12 Ray Guss, Jr. Matt Furman 51 21B Rich Bell Nick Marolf 33 1V Vic Hill Dave Eckrich 58 32c Chad Holladay Justin Duty 15x 54 Mike Fryer Rob Moss 1M 75 Colton Flinner Jay Johnson 93 0KB Kerry King, Sr. Mason Zeigler 25Z 42 Doug Sanders 15 Laps - Top 4 to B-Main "D" MAIN ...
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Josh Richards Scores Perfect Night at Knoxville Late Model Nationals!

9/16/2016 - Josh Richards Scores Perfect Night at Knoxville Late Model Nationals! by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (September 16, 2016) – The “Rocket Man” Josh Richards lived up to his name Friday night at the 13th Annual Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Models Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. The Shinnston, West Virginia native not only scored his fourth feature win of his career here, but also set quick time, and won his heat to score a perfect 500 points. That will put him on the pole for Saturday night’s $40,000 to win 100-lap championship event! Jimmy Owens jumped from his third starting position to lead lap one, but pole-sitter, Shannon Babb grabbed the point on the second circuit. With three laps in the ...
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Billy Moyer Wires Field on Night #1 of the Knoxville Late Model Nationals!!

9/15/2016 - Billy Moyer Wires Field on Night #1 of the Knoxville Late Model Nationals!! by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (September 15, 2016) – Billy Moyer scored his 815th career late model victory Thursday night to open the 13th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores at the Knoxville Raceway. The Des Moines, Iowa native now living in Batesville, Arkansas cashed in $7,000 for his ninth career win at this historic oval. He led all 25 laps in the non-stop event, setting a late model record for time at 8:19.6. Moyer led Brandon Sheppard, Shane Clanton, Josh Richards and Jimmy Mars early in the 25-lap feature event. The leaders approached lapped traffic at the halfway point on the fast ...
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LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL KNOXVILLE NATIONALS THIS WEEKEND!

9/15/2016 - WAYCROSS, GA (September 12, 2016) - The nation’s top dirt late model drivers are en route to Knoxville, IA to tackle one of the most highly anticipated events of the season. The 13th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals - Presented by Casey’s General Store will take place at Knoxville Raceway Thursday-Saturday, September 15th-17th. The activities on Thursday and Friday, September 15th-16th will feature a complete program of: Hot Laps, Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, D, C, B-Mains, and a 25-lap, $7,000-to-win main event. Drivers will earn points in each of the two preliminary nights that will determine the line-ups for Saturday night’s finale. Saturday night’s program will include: Hot Laps, D-Main, C-Main, B-Main, and the 100-lap, $40,000-to-win Knoxville Nationals ...
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The 2016 Favorite: Josh Richards

9/11/2016 - by Mike Ernst In four of the last five Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals that he has competed in, Josh Richards has finished as runner-up. After each race the Shinnston, West Virginia native has had to crawl out of his Rocket Chassis #1 machine and watch the victory lane celebration from afar before joining the winner for the pictures and post-race press conference featuring the top three finishers. Richards finished runner-up to Tim McCreadie in 2008, ran fifth in 2009 and has finished runner-up to Billy Moyer (2010), Darrell Lanigan (2013) and again last year to Jared Landers. Richards returns to the Marion County Fairgrounds and Knoxville Raceway this weekend hoping to become the center of attention in the ...
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A Look Back at 1995 Late Models at Knoxville!

9/9/2016 - by Lee Ackerman The NASCAR Busch All Star Tour was created in 1985 to provide great Dirt Late Model racing throughout the Midwest and for 17 years the series did just that. Jim Wilson served as a Regional director for the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series for 20 years and also founded the organization’s only dirt track touring series, the Busch All Star Tour (later called the O’Reilly All Star Tour) in 1985. This series was one of the premier Late Model dirt touring series in the United States for nearly two decades. Series Director Jim Wilson assembled an outstanding staff and that staff along with a great list of drivers provided Midwest dirt late model fans outstanding racing. “I think we had ...
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Mr. Smooth knows how to get around Knoxville Raceway

9/6/2016 - by Lee Ackerman If anybody has done it all in Dirt Late Model racing, it’s Mr. Smooth, Billy Moyer. A native of Des Moines, Iowa now living in Batesville, Arkansas, Moyer actually started his racing career in motocross winning 160 races and three Iowa State Championships. In 1977, he switched to cars and won 20 features in Street Stocks. Then he switched to Dirt Late Models and as they say the rest is history. When some people had written him off as over the hill by the end of 2008, he came back in 2009 posting over 20 feature wins and then in 2010 he had an unbelievable year with 24 feature wins including the $100,000 to win Dream, his sixth World 100, ...
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Tyler Sutter Repeats in 31st Annual Fall Enduro at Knoxville!

9/3/2016 - Tyler Sutter Repeats in 31st Annual Fall Enduro at Knoxville! by Bill Wright Knoxville, IA – September 3, 2016 – Tyler Sutter of Pleasantville took the 31st annual Fall Enduro at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. Sutter completed 201 laps in just under two hours, and was paid $1,000 for his efforts. Tyler’s brother, Jacob Sutter took the early lead on lap two, but was passed by Tyler on lap 98 for good. Blake Miller of Des Moines finished second to earn $700. Ryan Lundy of Knoxville finished in third place and was paid $500. Eight red flag periods were encountered along the way for various reasons such as debris on the track, adding moisture, as well as removal of stalled cars which ...
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"SMOOTH OPERATOR," "TALL COOL ONE," BUSCH ALL STAR TOUR, MUSEUMS-BENEFIT AUCTION AND 3 IOWA LEGENDS HIGHLIGHT KNOXVILLE L.M. NATIONALS AT NATIONAL SPRINT CAR MUSEUM

9/1/2016 - "SMOOTH OPERATOR," "TALL COOL ONE," BUSCH ALL STAR TOUR, MUSEUMS-BENEFIT AUCTION AND 3 IOWA LEGENDS HIGHLIGHT KNOXVILLE L.M. NATIONALS AT NATIONAL SPRINT CAR MUSEUM KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 31, 2016) - Fans touring the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum during this year's Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals, September 15-17, are in for a treat. Highlighting this year's programs are a Friday VIP reception featuring recent North-South 100 winner Bobby Pierce, also known as "Smooth Operator," and his veteran father, the "Tall Cool One," Bob Pierce. In addition, Friday will also feature a Late Model 101 forum entitled "Busch All Star Tour" with several series officials and drivers. Saturday's focus will start with the annual auction to ...
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