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Team World of Outlaws vs. Team Knoxville Raceway

5/25/2017 - Who will prevail in the Brownells Big Guns Bash? When it comes to providing a fan friendly atmosphere, no track does it better than Knoxville Raceway. Knoxville is one track that every Sprint Car racing fan wants to visit; not just because of the storied track history or the action around the track grounds but for the activities that the track offers. When the “Big Guns” from the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series rolls into Knoxville, IA on June 9 and 10 for the Brownells Big Guns Bash, fans will either be cheering for Team World of Outlaws or Team Knoxville as both group of drivers will be looking to stake their claim as the best Sprint Car drivers around. Last ...


5/17/2017 - Brownells, the world’s largest supplier of firearm accessories and gun parts, has partnered with Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway as the title sponsor of the two-day World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series event on June 9 and 10. The Brownells Big Guns Bash pits the country-wide traveling World of Outlaws drivers, including nine-time Knoxville Nationals winner Donny Schatz, against the Knoxville Raceway drivers who compete at the track nearly every weekend from April through August. “Dirt track racing is in Iowa’s blood,” said Ryan Repp, Director of Content and Communications at Brownells. “The atmosphere and tradition at Knoxville Raceway are special and unique to Iowa. As an Iowa-grown company that supports the special and unique tradition of American firearms ownership, we’re very ...

Momma’s Boys

5/14/2017 - By Joanne Cram Mother’s Day is one of those days that should be all about mom… but we all know that’s never the case. Moms don’t ever stop “momming” their kids, and that includes those kids that race. After chatting it up with 305 drivers Kevin Hetrick, and Ryan Leavitt; 360 driver, Sawyer Phillips; and 410 driver, Austin McCarl, it’s pretty clear that their moms are all unique and a huge part of their racing successes. 19 year old 305 rookie, Ryan Leavitt, is no stranger to the race track. Jumping into a sprint car from a mini sprint is a big deal, but one that he claims his mom, Amy, knew would happen eventually. “She didn’t have much ...

Brian Brown is a “Rim Rider” with Win #35 at Knoxville!

5/13/2017 - Brian Brown is a “Rim Rider” with Win #35 at Knoxville! Ryan Giles and Kevin Hetrick Win Their Third Features in the 360’s and 305’s by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 13, 2017) – Brian Brown tied the “Rim Rider” Randy Smith for seventh on the all-time win list at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night by notching his 35th in the 410 class. Smith dominated much of the 1980’s at Knoxville, winning six track championships between 1979 and 1991. Brown emulated Smith in riding the cushion after an exciting pass of Ian Madsen to take victory in his Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21. Ryan Giles passed Calvin Landis with two laps to go to claim his third 360 win here, while Kevin Hetrick ...

Knoxville Raceway to host inaugural “Iowa vs. Iowa State” Competition on HyVee Night

5/10/2017 - Iowa's biggest rivalry is about to come to a head at Knoxville Raceway. Hawkeyes vs. Cyclones. Which school should we cheer for? We’re letting the fans decide. On HyVee Night, Saturday, May 13, Knoxville Raceway is encouraging fans in attendance to wear the apparel of their favorite school and to make their vote count. Clearly labeled buckets for each school will be placed at the front gates of the track and also carried through the grandstands. To vote for a school, simply make a donation – of ANY amount – in your school’s bucket. At the end of the night, the school with the most donations is declared the winner and that school’s flag will fly under the American flag ...

Track Photographer Troy Hugen!

5/8/2017 - By Joanne Cram Marion County’s Troy Hugen isn’t a new face around Knoxville Raceway, but he does have a new title. He was selected as Knoxville Raceway’s official track photographer over the winter. Troy is a plant manager for Helena Industries by day, and hobby photographer by evening and weekend; as well as a busy husband to Brenda, and dad of Trey, Taryn, Ty, and Teah. Between work and the kids’ crazy schedules, Troy has a lot of subjects to choose from for his photography passion. Adding to that passion is his love of sprint car racing at Knoxville Raceway. Troy dabbled in photography when in high school, drawn to the creative outlet and ability to capture life’s moments. He began his photography career ...

Ian Madsen Holds Them Off in Classic Knoxville Showdown!

5/6/2017 - Ian Madsen Holds Them Off in Classic Knoxville Showdown! Clint Garner Pounces in Traffic in 360’s, Ryan Leavitt Scores Emotional 305 Win by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 6, 2017) – Few tracks put on the thrilling action that the Knoxville Raceway produces week in and week out, but Saturday’s 410 sprint feature on Budweiser Night was one to remember! St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia native Ian Madsen held off Brian Brown at the line to record his eighth career win here. The 360 main event was no less dramatic. Clint Garner shot by Ryan Roberts in heavy lapped traffic to record his 29th career win here. And last, but not least, rookie and third generation driver, Ryan Leavitt ...

Hall of Fame Nominations Open!

5/3/2017 - Public nominations for the Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame are now being accepted at the ticket office. Nominations may also be submitted by e-mail to Track Historian, Eric Arnold at Nominations will close Saturday, May 27. Brief biographical information is appreciated, but not required. Eligibility rules are drivers that have been retired for at least one year and all those worthy of being honored for their lifetime contributions to the betterment of Knoxville Raceway. It is the intent of the Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame Committee to elect four or five inductees each year, that being contributors such as drivers, car owners, mechanics, sponsors, track officials, media members, etc. The Class of 2017 will be announced in mid-June and the inductees will be ...

April 29 is a Wash at Knoxville!

4/29/2017 - April 29 is a Wash at Knoxville! by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 29, 2017) – Town Crier Night at Knoxville, April 29, has been rained out. Miserable conditions have forced the hand of Knoxville Raceway officials to cancel for the second time in three weeks. Hopefully, April showers bring May races! Join us next Saturday night, May 6 for Budweiser “National Beverage Day”! Busch Light Beer will be just $1. For more information, visit!
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