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Brian Brown Wins a Wild One at Knoxville!

7/21/2018 - Brian Brown Wins a Wild One at Knoxville! Joey Saldana Strong in 360’s; Kelby Watt Picks Up His Second 305 Feature of Year by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 21, 2018) – Five lead changes highlighted a wild 410 feature at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday’s 3M Night. After dueling with Austin McCarl, Brian Brown visited Victory Lane for the seventh time this season, and the 44th time in his career, eclipsing the great Earl Wagner for sixth on the all-time list. The win was worth $4,000 for the Grain Valley, Missouri pilot, and came aboard his Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21. Joey Saldana drove the Rudeen Racing #26 to his first career 360 win here, and seventeen-year-old Kelby Watt won for ...
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Ricky Thornton Jr. Wins Dynamic Drivelines Dirt Duel!

7/19/2018 - By Eric Arnold On a very hot day at the Knoxville Raceway the IMCA Modifieds pounded the historic dirt oval in the third running of the Dynamic Drivelines Dirt Duel featuring the IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour! 49 IMCA Modifieds and 33 SportMods entered on this night which closes out the week of the Marion County Fair. In the IMCA Modified class Ricky Thornton Jr. originally of Arizona who now calls Iowa home led all 25 laps taking the $2,000 winner’s prize! Thornton would beat pole sitter Jacob Murray into turn one on the start and drive out to a 3.5 second lead early. Oskaloosa’s Cayden Carter started sixth and worked his way to second on lap five and began to chase down Thornton. ...
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The Steve King Foundation Cornhole Tournament!

7/18/2018 - The Steve King Foundation Cornhole Tournament returns to the Knoxville Nationals with all proceeds going to Bobbi and Jaxx Johnson. This is the 3rd Annual Steve King Foundation event to be held at the Knoxville Nationals, and the second year of the event being a cornhole tournament. The SKF Cornhole Tournament will take place on Friday, August 10th, at Noon under the FVP tent. Team registrations are now open! To register a team of two for $50, go to Eventbrite.com and type in “Steve King Foundation Cornhole Tournament.” You can also find the link on @SKFKnoxville twitter bio. After having 60 teams play last year, we will be capping the teams at 64 this year. Do not wait around, sign up early! ...
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Five Winners at Marion County Fair Outlaw Dirt Kart Event!

7/15/2018 - July 15, 2018 by Eric Arnold The fourth running of the Marion County Fair Outlaw Dirt Karts presented by Iowa State Savings Bank was held on Sunday night at Knoxville Raceway in conjunction with the English Creek Speedway. A different track was constructed this year in the infield as compared to previous years at this historic facility. The Knoxville Raceway Track Prep crew constructed a special 1/10 mile oval in what is known as the “work area” for sprint car events. There were 62 entrants here to race, some coming as far away as Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Texas. Five classes competed for a chance to put their names in the Knoxville Raceway record books. Most of the race teams in ...
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Austin McCarl Brings Home the Beef at Knoxville!

7/14/2018 - Austin McCarl Brings Home the Beef at Knoxville! Ryan Giles Makes Bacon in 360’s; Another Win for Eric Bridger in 305’s; Pat Graham Takes Dirt Truck Win by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 14, 2018) – Austin McCarl came from the fourth row to claim his fourth win of the year at Knoxville Raceway on South Central Coop Night at the Marion County Fair Saturday. The win was worth $4,000, and in addition to the prize money, the TKS Motorsports #2KS team won a half beef. Ryan Giles won half a hog for his third 360 win of the year, and Eric Bridger claimed his seventh feature of the season in the 305 class. The Dirt Trucks made their annual ...
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Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award

7/12/2018 - Beaver Drill & Tool Company of Kansas City is the new title sponsor of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award for 2018. The Vielhauer family, well-known in the sprint car racing community and owners of Beaver Drill & Tool Co., have increased the prize money to $2,000 for first, $1,250 for second and $750 for third. “We are proud to be the sponsor of an award that represents hard work, determination and consistency,” said Billy Vielhauer. “These are the same qualities we all were fortunate enough to see in a young Jesse Hockett. Jesse showed us all of that and then some. To race every lap like it could be your last.” The ...
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Meet Matt Juhl!

7/10/2018 - Matt Juhl #09 410 Sprint Car Driver by Joanne Cram Tea, South Dakota’s Matt Juhl entered 2018 with decent momentum off of his 2017 season, where he raced full time at Knoxville Raceway. The 28 year old has high hopes of bettering his successes behind the wheel of his Rider-powered Maxim for this coming season. With a July 7 410 win, his season goals are falling into place. Juhl grew up in a race family, his father helped on Gary Struby’s sprint cars for as long as Matt can recall. He and his childhood buddy, Nathan Spoo, dove into kart racing as soon as their dads could get them going. At age nine, both boys started racing competitively ...
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Knoxville Raceway/ASCS Postpone 2018 Sanctioned Event

7/9/2018 - Knoxville Raceway and American Sprint Car Series Putting Race Date On Hold TULSA, Okla. (July 9, 2018) After several conversations between Knoxville Raceway and the ownership of the American Sprint Car Series, all parties have agreed to postpone events slated for Saturday, July 14, 2018. The South Central Co-Op Lucas Oil Championship Cup Series event this Saturday, July 14, at Knoxville Raceway, will go on as scheduled. Multiple factors were discussed while making this decision, including the tight 360 division points battle at Knoxville Raceway and the re-scheduled ASCS event in Aberdeen, S.D., on Monday, July 16. Both John McCoy, race promoter at Knoxville and Emmett Hahn with the American Sprint Car Series, agreed that the postponement of the event would be the ...
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Matt Juhl, McKenna Haase and Ryan Leavitt Grab Hard Fought Wins!

7/7/2018 - by Eric Arnold KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 7, 2018) – Matt Juhl grabbed a hard fought win on Dennison Racing Tee’s and Jersey Freeze Night at Knoxville Raceway! The second win of his career at Knoxville, the South Dakota driver started on the pole and was able to hold off challenges from Terry McCarl and Davey Heskin in the closing laps. At the halfway point Juhl had a two second lead wiped away when the caution came out for a slowing Carson McCarl. On the restart T-Mac was not able to get to Juhl and he once again was pulling away. On lap 15 the caution flew once again for Lynton Jeffrey who spun down the front stretch after contact with Tasker ...
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SprintCarUnlimited.com Ups the Ante for a Perfect Night

7/6/2018 - David Gravel did the nearly impossible in the 2017 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store. The Connecticut-native earned a perfect score – 500 points – during his Nationals qualifying night, by setting fast time, winning his heat race and winning the feature event. The feat had not been accomplished in 25 years. At that time, Gravel was just two months old. The “perfect night” impressed the fans and Jeremy Elliott, owner and operator of SprintCarUnlimited.com, an online, in-depth sprint car racing news site. SprintCarUnlimited.com already sponsors the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store pole award, giving $2,000 to the highest scorer across both qualifying nights. In 2018, however, Elliott is raising the stakes. "After watching ...
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David Gravel Fires Winning Shot in Brownells Big Guns Bash at Knoxville!

6/30/2018 - David Gravel Fires Winning Shot in Brownells Big Guns Bash at Knoxville! Ryan Giles Wins Weather-Shortened 360 Feature by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 30, 2018) – David Gravel won a thriller Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway in the finale of the weekend’s Brownells Big Guns Bash! The Watertown, Connecticut driver’s win was his third career at Knoxville, and was worth $10,000 aboard the CJB Motorsports #5. The 360 main event was shortened to 11 laps due to inclement weather in the area. Ryan Giles picked up his second win of the season and the fifth in his career here. Donny Schatz led the 25-lap World of Outlaws main event early on ahead of a battle for second between Brad Sweet and ...
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Donny Schatz Dominates Brownells Big Guns Bash Night One at Knoxville!

6/29/2018 - Donny Schatz Dominates Brownells Big Guns Bash Night One at Knoxville! No One Can Turn Down Kelby Watt in 305’s by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 29, 2018) – Donny Schatz kicked off the Brownells Big Guns Bash weekend with a dominating win Friday night at Knoxville Raceway. Though there was little doubt up front, fantastic racing behind the leader kept the large crowd gathered on their feet. The win, aboard the Tony Stewart Racing #15, was worth $10,000 to the Fargo, North Dakota driver. Seventeen-year-old Kelby Watt drove a great race late in the going to claim his second career feature win in the 305 class. Schatz earned the pole with a win in the Dash and led the 25-lap feature ...
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Knoxville 4.10 Dash!

6/27/2018 - Runners of all ages are welcome to run in the Inaugural Knoxville 4.10 Dash during the Knoxville Nationals on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 9am. Early Registration Deadline is Friday, July 27, 2018 for only $25 per person. Registration Fee after July 27th is $40. Awards given for Overall Male & Female and in various age divisions. Online Registration Here: https://www.runreg.com/knoxville-410-dash You can also download the entry form here: http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com/Pages/Entry-Forms The entry form has additional information about the route and awards. The race will start and finish at Knoxville Raceway. Check In is Thursday, August 9th from 4-6 p.m. at Dyer-Hudson Hall In the event of heavy rain or lightning, the race will be cancelled. Race officials will delay the start of the event ...
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Brian Brown Ties Earl Wagner With 43 Knoxville Wins!

6/24/2018 - Brian Brown Ties Earl Wagner With 43 Knoxville Wins! Clint Garner Back on Top in 360’s; Eric Bridger Keeps Cruising in 305’s by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 23, 2018) – Brian Brown notched a historic win in Saturday’s Farm Bureau Mid-Season Championship Night when he tied legend and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee, Earl Wagner, with 43 career wins in Knoxville Raceway’s premier class. The win was the sixth of the season for Brown here, and paid him $5,000. Clint Garner took the lead on a restart from sprint car rookie Mason Daniel and held on for his 37th career win here, while Eric Bridger won again, claiming his sixth feature of the year in the 305 class. The 25-lap ...
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