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Rules Update

11/20/2014 - Rules Update: Knoxville Raceway Race Director John McCoy is recommending to the Knoxville Raceway Race Committee to change the minimum age limit from 15 to 16 in the 305 class of sprint cars at Knoxville Raceway for the 2015 season. “Changing coverage by the insurance industry for the half mile tracks necessitates the need to go back to the 16 year old age requirement” said McCoy. Drivers must be 16 to run the 360 or 410 classes at Knoxville. The Knoxville Race committee will decide on this matter at their December meeting.

2014 Knoxville Championship Cup Series Banquet Crowns Champions!

11/15/2014 - 2014 Knoxville Championship Cup Series Banquet Crowns Champions! (Bill W) November 15, 2014 - The Knoxville Raceway banquet was held on Saturday, November 15 at the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa. Assorted cash and contingencies totaling over $250,000 for owners and drivers capped off an entertaining evening. A total of eight chassis giveaways highlighted a contingency package which every driver in the points benefited (see prize list with winners below). In addition, the Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) again provided insurance covering all Knoxville drivers for 2014 anywhere they may race. In addition, the Race Director, John McCoy announced the KRCO will provide driveline restraints for all drivers for 2015. After dinner, General Manager/Promoter, Brian Stickel, opened the Awards ...

2015 SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge Qualifiers Announced

11/4/2014 - KNOXVILLE, IOWA–Brian Stickel, general manager and promoter at the Knoxville Raceway, is pleased to announce the dates and venues for the SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge qualifiers for 2015. This trio of events will be the only races at which American sprint car drivers can qualify for the 22nd annual SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge to be held on Friday, August 14, 2015, during the 55th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals: Saturday, December 6, 2014 – Porter Hire International Sprintcar Series Round 1; WxC Speedway; Western Springs (Auckland), New Zealand Monday, December 8, 2014 – Porter Hire International Sprintcar Series Round 2; Robertson Holden International Speedway; Palmerston North, New Zealand Friday-Sunday, January 23-25, 2015 – Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic; ...

Career Wins List Updated

11/3/2014 - by Eric Arnold, Track Historian The career feature wins list in the Track History section has been updated with 5 USAC sanctioned sprint car events and 1 World Challenge. These events are now counted as official feature wins in our records. USAC events: 9/6/1968 Gary Bettenhausen, 6/5/1971 Dick Tobias, 6/3/1972 Sam Sessions, 6/3/1973 Tom Bigelow, and 6/5/1982 Sheldon Kinser. Tom Bigelow now has 3 career wins at Knoxville while Bettenhausen, Tobias, Sessions, and Sheldon Kinser have 1 win each. 2004 World Challenge winner Daryn Pittman is now credited with his 3rd career Knoxville feature win as the race meets our minimum criteria for a win, that being 15 cars and 15 laps. The race was originally recorded as a 12 ...
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