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Entry deadline for the Late Model Nationals

8/31/2015 - The early entry fee deadline for the 12th Annual Lucas Oil Late Models presented by Casey's General Store is Tuesday, September 1st, 2015. $100 entry fee entitles four from each crew to enter pits every night for $30 each night. Without entry fee, cost will be $40 per crew member each night. After September 1, 2015, entry fee will be $150. Entry fee will be refunded for withdrawing, if notified before September 24, 2015.
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Tyler Sutter Claims 30th Annual Fall Enduro at Knoxville!

8/31/2015 - Tyler Sutter Claims 30th Annual Fall Enduro at Knoxville! by Bob Wilson Tyler Sutter of Pleasantville took the 30th annual Fall Enduro at Knoxville Raceway Sunday night. Sutter completed 200 laps in 1hour and 54 minutes and was paid $1,000 for his efforts. He inherited the lead when race-long leader Ryan Humphrey stalled on the track during a red flag period just prior to the 150 lap mark. Darin Van Dee of Deep River finished second to earn $700. Troy DeJong of Bussey duplicated his third place finish of one year ago and was paid $500. Perhaps an event record of 15 red flag periods were encountered along the way for various reasons such as debris on the track as well for removal ...
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Justin Henderson Doubles Up as Champions are Crowned at Knoxville!

8/29/2015 - Justin Henderson Doubles Up as Champions are Crowned at Knoxville! by Bill Wright Knoxville, IA, August 30, 2015 – Justin Henderson put on the show Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway on Wal-Mart Season Championship Night, but there were plenty of drivers celebrating at night’s end. The Sioux Falls, South Dakota driver swept both the FVP National Sprint League 410 feature and the 360 main event in impressive fashion. Devin Kline won the 305 feature. Danny Lasoski (410), Clint Garner (360), Stacey Alexander (305) and BDS Motorsports (360 owner) were the big winners, taking home Knoxville Championship Cup Series titles for 2015! Henderson shot out from the pole in the 25-lap NSL main event ahead of Mark Dobmeier and Brian Brown. ...
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Aaron Reutzel’s Break Out Season

8/26/2015 - Many people have heard the name Aaron Reutzel this season while perusing the latest sprint car results, unsure of where this guy on fire came from! The 25 year old, Clute, Texan, is actually no stranger to the sport, but has taken the national scene by storm this season. Aaron grew up in the racing world, spending his childhood at races with his dad, Kenny, who raced micro sprints. Aaron loved going to the races, any kind of races. One night when his dad was racing, the track owner brought out go-karts that looked like little sprint cars. Aaron got to drive one, and it was all down hill from there. Two years later, he ...
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Donny Schatz Roars to His Ninth FVP Knoxville Nationals Championship!

8/15/2015 - Donny Schatz Roars to His Ninth FVP Knoxville Nationals Championship! by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright Knoxville, IA, August 15, 2015 – If anyone had any doubts as to whether or not Donny Schatz was going to earn his ninth Knoxville Nationals title, the North Dakota native made a statement by leading 50 laps flag-to-flag to win the 55th running of the FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store. Making wholesale moves through traffic in the closing laps, Donny was asked about the very close passes, “It’s not the traffic that was bothering me. It was the restarts. It’s my job to get through traffic. If I can’t then I’m probably going to lose my job. The past couple weeks, ...
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World Challenge Win Gives Lynton Jeffrey Final Ticket to Nationals Championship!

8/14/2015 - World Challenge Win Gives Lynton Jeffrey Final Ticket to Nationals Championship! by Bill Wright Knoxville, IA, August 14, 2015 – Lynton Jeffrey claimed the Speed Sport World Challenge Friday night, and in turn gained the 25th starting spot for Saturday’s 55th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores! The Sydney, New South Wales, Australia native now residing in Prairie City, Iowa assumed the lead from James McFadden, who saw his power plant go up in smoke with two laps to go. Randy Hannagan jumped out to the early lead in the 20-lap event over Jeffrey and Kraig Kinser. Jeffrey used a slide job to gain the point from Hannagan on lap two, and took off from the field on the ...
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Bryan Clauson Breaks Through for First Win at Knoxville, Trip to Saturday’s A!

8/14/2015 - Bryan Clauson Breaks Through for First Win at Knoxville, Trip to Saturday’s A! by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright Knoxville, IA, August 14, 2015 – For the second year in a row, Indiana’s Bryan Clauson will take the green in the FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store on Saturday night, but this time it comes with a $4,000 check and his first career victory at the Knoxville Raceway in Friday’s National Speed Sport News Qualifying Night. Danny Dietrich, Brent Marks and Billy Alley also punched their tickets into Saturday night’s championship event by finishing second through fourth! “I told these guys after Wednesday night, I think we had the car to get it done and we honestly felt like ...
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Speed Sport World Challenge Lineup!

8/14/2015 - Here's the lineup for Friday night's Speed Sport World Challenge... 1. 11N, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN 2. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. 3. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN 4. 7s, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN 5. 35AU, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. 6. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. 7. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. 8. 3G, James McFadden, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. 9. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK 10. 1z, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA 11. 93H, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH 12. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA 13. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA 14. 29, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. 15. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. 16. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. 17. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA 18. 01, Christopher Bell, Norman, OK 19. 13x, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH 20. 75, Glen ...
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Terry McCarl Storms from Ninth to Win Thursday Night at the Knoxville Nationals!

8/13/2015 - Terry McCarl Storms from Ninth to Win Thursday Night at the Knoxville Nationals! by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright Knoxville, IA, August 13, 2015 – For the 56th time in the history of the Knoxville Raceway, Iowa’s Terry McCarl parked the SnowPlow.com No. 24 in Victory Lane, topping the podium in Thursday’s Lucas Oil Qualifying Night in the 55th running of the FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store. “Man, I’ve got to thank Doug (Rankin) and Austin (McCarl), and everyone on my crew. We were horrible in the Heat and lucky to finish where we did and we just made wholesale changes on the car and wow!” said a nearly breathless Terry McCarl. “What a racecar. This A.R.T. was rolling ...
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Shane Stewart Tops RacingJunk.com Qualifying Night at the FVP Knoxville Nationals!

8/12/2015 - by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright Knoxville, IA – When Shane Stewart rolled into Knoxville on Sunday for the Capitani Classic, he walked away with a $5,000 payday and the goal of beating Donny Schatz. Fast Forward to Wednesday’s RacingJunk.com Qualifying Night, and the Bixby, Okla. shoe put his Jeff Gordon throwback / Kick-It No. 16 in Victory Lane just ahead of Donny; collecting a cool $12,000 payday in his 14th career Knoxville Raceway victory. “You don’t every let your guard down with him [Schatz]. I’ve been beat a lot this year by him and we’re going to have to be a little better to beat him on Saturday,” said Shane in Victory Lane. “Honestly, I told the guys when we ...
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21 DRIVERS QUALIFY FOR INTERNATIONAL RACE

8/12/2015 - Twenty-one select drivers are eligible to compete in the 19th Annual SPEED SPORT World Challenge, scheduled for Friday, August 14th. The race, part of the 55th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store, carries strict qualification requirements. In order to qualify, drivers must compete in at least one of three international races throughout the year. Daryn Pittman, 2014 SPEED SPORT World Challenge champion, will be competing again this year for the title. The winner of this year’s event will receive $10,000. Qualifying races for the 2015 SPEED SPORT World Challenge were: 1.) Porter Hire International Sprintcar Series – Dec 6, 2014 race (Western Springs Speedway | Auckland, New Zealand) 2. ) Porter Hire International Sprintcar Series – Dec 8, 2014 ...
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Fiftieth Nationals Entry for Gil Sonner!

8/11/2015 - (Eric Arnold) Legendary car owner and mechanic Gil Sonner of Des Moines was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame this year, and will make his record 50th entry in the 2015 FVP Knoxville Nationals. “Gilly” as he is known, has been the car owner of the #47 sprint car since he began racing in the late 40’s and early 50’s in the Des Moines area, and first appeared at Knoxville Raceway in 1955 with driver Lee Pinckney. Sonner is primarily known for his run of success at his home track of Knoxville Raceway, but he has also won sprint car features in 18 different states with 15 different drivers. In addition, he was at the first World of ...
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Shane Stewart Slides to Victory in the 4th Annual Capitani Classic!

8/9/2015 - Shane Stewart Slides to Victory in the 4th Annual Capitani Classic! by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright Knoxville, IA, August 9, 2015 – If the Slide Job was an Olympic sport, Shane Stewart would have collected the gold medal on Sunday night at the Knoxville Raceway; pulling off a deep Slide Job on Danny Lasoski though turns three and four on Lap 20 to become the fourth winner in as many years in the fourth annual Kustom Concrete Pumping Capitani Classic. “I knew he was coming so I actually hesitated a little bit there with the two guys in front of me. I wasn’t sure where to go and I know he’s been exceptionally good here on the bottom,” explained Stewart when ...
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Terry McCarl Goes Flag-to-Flag for his Fourth 360 Nationals Victory!

8/8/2015 - Terry McCarl Goes Flag-to-Flag for his Fourth 360 Nationals Victory! by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright Knoxville, IA, August 8, 2015 – If a face would appear next to the definition of the domination in the Dictionary, it just might be that of Terry McCarl, as the Altoona, Iowa native added a fourth championship trophy to his shelf in the 25th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. Jumping to the lead twice as the caution for Justin Henderson and Ryan Roberts brought back the original start back, McCarl’s SnowPlow.com No. 24 buzzed the cushion with ease to lead the full 25 laps for the night’s $10,000 payday. “Man, I’m use to going left after the ...
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Dusty Zomer Zooms to Victory Lane on Night #2 of the Knoxville 360 Nationals!

8/7/2015 - Dusty Zomer Zooms to Victory Lane on Night #2 of the Knoxville 360 Nationals! by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright Knoxville, IA, August 7, 2015 – A stacked field of drivers made the call for night-two of the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank with Dusty Zomer capturing his fifth career victory in 360cid competition at the famed half-mile. The second time Zomer has stood atop the podium on a 360 Nationals preliminary night, the non-stop, 20 lap A-Feature allowed the Buffalo Wild Wings No. 82 to race to a 5.462 second advantage at the checkered flag. “My Crew Chief gave me a great car tonight. I just has to be patient. I knew Brown was ...
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Danny Lasoski Dominates 360 Nationals Opener!

8/6/2015 - Danny Lasoski Dominates 360 Nationals Opener! by Bryan Hulbert and Bill Wright Knoxville, IA, August 6, 2015 – The 25th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank opened with Missouri’s Danny Lasoski leading flag-to-flag in Thursday’s preliminary A-Feature aboard the Parker/Mark Burch Motorsports No. 1m. Lasoski’s third career preliminary A-Feature win in the 360 Nationals since 2012, the “Dude from Dover” was never challenged en-route to victory. “This just goes to show you hard March Burch Works. He’s a one-man-band at home. He builds his own engines, does everything, and I just couldn’t be more proud of him,” said Lasoski when asked about his performance. “We came here just to see if we could measure ...
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Knoxville Raceway Management Changes

8/6/2015 - (Dennis Haselhuhn – President, Marion County Fair Board) On Tuesday, Brian Stickel announced his resignation as General Manager of Knoxville Raceway. Stickel will remain in his position through the end of August, continuing his work as General Manager and Promoter during the 25th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals, the 55th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals, and the Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Finals. Although Knoxville Raceway is undergoing management changes, fans can be assured that races will run as planned at the Sprint Car Capital of the World. A top priority is maintaining the legacy of the great sport of sprint car racing, and ultimately ensuring a premier fan experience. Knoxville Raceway will work hard to ensure all operations remain smooth ...
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