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Champions Crowned at 2015 Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup Series Banquet!
(Bill W) November 21, 2015 – Nearly $300,000 in cash and contingencies were handed out Saturday night, November 21 at the 2015 Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup Series Banquet! The event, held at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa played host to 700 attendees. Tony Bokhoven and Kris Krug presided as Masters of Ceremonies.
The contingency package was headlined by a giveaway of eight chassis. Each owner in all three sprint car classes was awarded a contingency (see prize list with winners below). The Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) again will provide insurance for all 2015 Knoxville point eligible drivers next season for wherever they may race. ...
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by Track Historians Eric Arnold and Bob Wilson
All of us at Knoxville Raceway and the members of the Marion County Fair Board are deeply saddened by the passing of Bob Trostle. Trostle was a larger than life figure around these grounds and arguably the greatest ambassador of our track and the sport of sprint car racing.
Bob was born March 20, 1933 and lived in Des Moines his entire life. In 1960 Bob turned from dragsters to super modifieds and built his first car for the 1962 Knoxville season. By the mid-60s he had become successful at the Marion County Fair Grounds and into the ‘70s he was known throughout the country as an owner and builder of sprint cars with many ...
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Knoxville, Iowa - The Marion County Fair Association has finalized the management staff of Knoxville Raceway for the 2016 racing season. Spire Sports + Entertainment, a leading athlete management and consulting company in the motorsports industry, has joined Race Director John McCoy and Business Manager Gary Schumacher to manage revenue, sales, marketing and public relations for the 1/2-mile central Iowa track.
“Effective immediately Kendra Jacobs, of Spire Sports + Entertainment, will fill the role as Marketing Manager for the speedway,” said Dennis Hasselhuhn, Marion County Fairboard President. “Kendra has extensive experience in motorsports public relations, management and promotions in the sport and a long history in sprint car racing. We’re looking forward to having her, along with her passion and commitment ...