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360 Knoxville Nationals Ready to Take the Green Flag

7/30/2014 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Contact: Brian Stickel, Knoxville Raceway GM bstickel@knoxvilleraceway.com (641) 842-5431 KNOXVILLE, Iowa - July 30, 2014 Starting tomorrow, fans will see the best 360 sprint car drivers from all over the world converge on the historic Marion County Fairgrounds and the Knoxville Raceway. The Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals will be held this Thursday, July 31st through Saturday, August 2nd. The field of 102 cars will be split into two qualifying nights earning points every time they hit the track. The top points drivers from the qualifying nights will fill out the field. Points acquired from the qualifying night events will determine how the lineups are set for the 24th annual 360 Nationals. The field is very deep this ...
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Ian Madsen Holds Off Field in Marathon at Knoxville!

7/26/2014 - Ian Madsen Holds Off Field in Marathon at Knoxville! by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA, July 26, 2014 – Ian Madsen was victorious for the second time this season and the fourth time in his career at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night in the 410 feature. A roller coaster A main saw just fifteen competitors cross the checkers at the finish. In the 360 class, Justin Henderson won for the second time this season, padding the BDS Motorsports #1 owner’s point lead in that class. Before a lap could be completed in the 410 A main, Austen Wheatley flipped after contact from another car. Danny Lasoski spun to avoid the incident. Wheatley was o.k., and Lasoski restarted at ...
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Impact Signs Installs New Video Board!

7/25/2014 - For Immediate Release Contact: Brian Stickel, Knoxville Raceway GM/Promoter Cell: 641-891-9933, Office: 641-842-5431 bstickel@knoxvilleraceway.com Impact Signs Installs New Video Board! Knoxville, Iowa – There will be a new addition ready for the Knoxville Nationals this year that race fans have been wanting for a long time - a bigger and better video screen! Thanks to a new major marketing partnership between Knoxville Raceway and Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps, a new screen is being put into place in time for next week’s Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals. “We are excited for this new partnership with Impact,” said Brian Stickel. “Impact has given us great products in the past and we look forward to this partnership in the future. This new screen is a significant ...
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54th FVP Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey's General Store Qualifying Nights

7/23/2014 - WEDNESDAY 8/6/2014 0 Bud Kaeding - Campbell, CA 1 Sammy Swindell - Bartlett, TN 1a Jacob Allen - Brownsburg, IN 1D Justin Henderson - Sioux Falls, SD 2 Shane Stewart - Avon, IN 2K Kevin Ingle - Huron, SD 4J Lee Grosz - Harwood, ND (Rookie) 4s Danny Smith - Chillicothe, OH 4x Dakota Hendrickson - Omaha, NE (Rookie) 05 Brad Loyet - Oakville, MO 5J Jamie Ball - Knoxville, IA (Rookie) 5v Colby Copeland - Roseville, CA (Rookie) 7 Craig Dollansky - Windom, MN 7s Jason Sides - Bartlett, TN 7TAZ Tasker Phillips - Knoxville, IA 7x Critter Malone - Pittsboro, IN 9 Daryn Pittman - Owasso, OK 9W Jac Haudenschild - Wooster, OH 11N Randy Hannagan - Pittsboro, IN 12 Lynton Jeffrey - Prairie City, IA 12P TJ Peterson - Des Moines, IA 13 Mark Dobmeier - Grand Forks, ND 15 ...
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24th Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals Qualifying Nights

7/23/2014 - 360 THURSDAY 1 Justin Henderson - Tea, SD 1J Danny Jennings - Norman, OK 1M Danny Lasoski - Higginsville, MO 2K Kevin Ingle - Huron, SD 2M Matt Moro - Polk City, IA 3 Nate Van Haaften - Otley, IA 3H Brandon Hanks - Burlison, TN 3P Sawyer Phillips - Knoxville, IA 4 Jon Agan - Knoxville, IA 4J Lee Grosz - Harwood, ND 05 Brad Loyet - Oakville, MO 5J Jamie Ball - Knoxville, IA 7k Dustin Selvage - Indianola, IA 09 Matt Juhl - Sioux Falls, SD 9JR Derek Hagar - Marion, AR 10H Danny Holtgraver - Pittsburgh, PA 10v Calvin Landis - Knoxville, IA 14R Andy Gregg - Placerville, CA (Rookie) 17w Cole Wood - Auburn, CA 18 Tony Bruce, Jr. - Owasso, OK 20 Casey Friedrichsen - Arthur, IA 20K Thomas Kennedy - Winnipeg, MB, CAN 21x Ryan Kitchen - ...
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13 Entered in 54th FVP Knoxville Nationals Queen Contest!

7/23/2014 - Eric Arnold) Knoxville, Iowa - The 54th FVP Knoxville Nationals Queen Contest will be held on Tuesday night August 5 at 7:00pm in the Dyer-Hudson Hall on the Marion County Fairgrounds. This year’s Contest will be co-hosted by 1996 Knoxville Nationals Queen, Kendra Jacobs and announcer Kyle Luetters. This year marks the 40th year that a Knoxville Nationals Queen will be crowned. 13 contestants will vie for the crown. This year’s Queen Candidates are; Mallory Adams (Des Moines), Cheyenne Boyd (Knoxville), Alexandra Buzzo (Morgantown, WV), Jordyn Combs (Tipton, MO), Tabitha Fisher (Colfax), Morgan Kemenah (Burgoon, OH), Ally McClure (Bloomfield), Kirstie Priester (Rimersburg, PA), Mackenzie Roney (Herculameum, MO), Kayla Timm (Roseland, NE), Kila Timm (Roseland, NE), Delaney Woodruff (Knoxville), ...
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KRCO to Raffle Steve Kinser Bad Boy Buggie!

7/22/2014 - For Immediate Release Contact: Brian Stickel, Knoxville Raceway GM/Promoter Cell: 641-891-9933, Office: 641-842-5431 bstickel@knoxvilleraceway.com Knoxville Racing Charitable Organization to Raffle a Steve Kinser Bad Boy Buggie Knoxville, IA - The Knoxville Racing Charitable Organization in cooperation with the Knoxville Raceway will raffle off a Steve Kinser Bad Boy Buggy at the 54th FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store. The customized Sport Series vehicle features Bad Boy Buggies electric drivetrain with the power to handle any terrain. Nearly 100,000 people attend the Knoxville Nationals, but just 10,000 tickets will be sold increasing the odds for winning. Funds raised will support the efforts of the KRCO and their mission of providing safety equipment, insurance and support for the many drivers who race at Knoxville Raceway. Tickets ...
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Henderson Wins Thriller at Knoxville!

7/19/2014 - Henderson Wins Thriller at Knoxville! by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA, July 19, 2014 – Justin Henderson shot by Ian Madsen coming for the white flag to grab the $3,000 win in the 410 sprint car feature on 3M Night at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday. The win was Henderson’s sixth in his career at the famous half-mile. Dusty Zomer picked up a convincing win in the 360 main event, and rookie Devin Kline picked up his first career win in the 305 feature. Wayne Johnson shot out from his starting spot on the pole to lead the first two laps of the 410 main event, ahead of Madsen and Henderson. Madsen took the point on the third go-around, while ...
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Knoxville Nationals History Book is Available!

7/18/2014 - Knoxville, Iowa – Last year Knoxville Raceway Track Historian’s Bob Wilson and Eric Arnold wrote the book Knoxville Nationals: The First 50 Years. The sales and response was tremendous, and so much that a second printing of the book has been ordered! This was the must have souvenir at last year’s Nationals and it will be available again this year with a replenished inventory. The hard bound book will be available for sale under the grandstands direct from the authors during the 54th FVP Knoxville Nationals August 6-9. This book is a great gift for sprint car fans who want to relive the Nationals and learn about the history of this great event. With only 600 copies left in ...
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Chris Abelson wins 23rd Annual Harris Clash!

7/17/2014 - by Eric Arnold KNOXVILLE RACEWAY – Knoxville, IA – Chris Abelson won the 23rd Annual Harris Clash for Modifieds on Thursday night at the Knoxville Raceway. Abelson, from Sioux City, Iowa started 17th on the grid after winning the first of four B-Main’s and then worked his way through the field to claim the $2,000 winner’s prize. Abelson had climbed into the top five by lap ten and used a restart on lap 16 to work by the leaders of Aaron Turnbull, Mike VanGenderen, and Kurt Kile before grabbing the lead on lap 19 of the 25 lap race. The race was slowed by five caution’s, most notable was a crash on lap four that involved several contenders; Colt Mather, ...
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23rd Annual Harris Clash is Thursday!

7/16/2014 - The Marion County Fair closes out on Thursday with the IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour Harris Clash! This is the one chance all year that Dirt Modified drivers have to race at the famed Knoxville Raceway half-mile. North Carolina driver Kyle Strickler has won the past two Harris Clash events and is returning for an attempt to win a record third title! Two-time Harris Clash champion Kelly Shryock is also entered. The IMCA Modified event will pay a whopping $2,000 to the winner and the Sport Mod class will be competing for a $1,000 winners check. Over 60 Modifieds and 40 Sport Mods are expected to be in the pit area for this major event for Modified racing.
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7 Winners at Marion County Fair Outlaw Dirt Kart Event!

7/15/2014 - Marion County Auto Body, Marion County Fair, First Annual Outlaw Dirt Kart Races, Presented by Stein Seeds. (Eric Arnold) The first appearance of Karts since 1992 at the Knoxville Raceway was held on Monday night in conjunction with the Marion County Fair. A special 1/8 mile oval track was constructed on the west end of the front stretch for the 70 entrants to race on, some coming as far away as Texas. Seven classes competed for a chance to put their names in the Knoxville Raceway record books. The races were organized in conjunction with the English Creek Raceway located approximately 10 miles south of Knoxville which races every Friday night and will host the 9th Annual Outlaw DIRT KART ...
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Kart Racing Returns to Knoxville Raceway Tonight!

7/14/2014 - Tonight at the Knoxville Raceway will be the First Annual Marion County Fair Outlaw Dirt Kart races! This is a special event for the Karts that normally race on Friday nights at the English Creek Raceway located 10 miles south of Knoxville. The Karts will be racing on a special track built on the west side of the front stretch and where the work area normally is. All 7 of their classes will compete. Hot Laps are at 6:30pm. Tickets are only $5 for adults and kids 19 & under are free. This is the first time “karts” have raced at Knoxville Raceway since they raced on the half mile in 1990, 91, and 92. Looking back at some ...
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Knoxville Raceway Cancelled for July 12

7/12/2014 - Tonight's Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series races have been cancelled due to heavy rains at 5:10pm. See you Monday night for the first annual Outlaw Dirt Kart races, and Thursday night for the Harris Clash! Come visit the Marion County Fair this week!
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Early Entry Deadline for 410 and 360 Nationals This Saturday!

7/10/2014 - Early Entry Deadline for 410 and 360 Nationals This Saturday! (Bill W) The early entry deadline for the 54th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores and the 24th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals are this Saturday, July 12. Drivers are urged to postmark or submit their entries by that date to take advantage of early entry. For the 410 Nationals, early entry allows for six crew members to receive pit passes at $30. Normal pit passes will be $50. Early entry for the 360 Nationals entitles teams to four pit passes for $25 instead of the normal $30. Entry forms can be found at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com under Driver Info: Entry Forms. The 24th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals ...
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Dirt Karts Prepare Young Drivers for Sprint Car Racing Careers

7/8/2014 - Just as Knoxville Raceway serves as a firm foundation for the careers of countless sprint car drivers, the English Creek Speedway has launched many young drivers into a career of racing at Knoxville Raceway. Jamie Ball, Devin Kline, and Tony Shilling are all examples of successful drivers who began racing dirt karts at English Creek. In a nod to this legacy, Marion County Auto Body presents the First Annual Marion County Fair Dirt Kart Races on July 14th at the Knoxville Raceway. Another fan favorite who began her career in dirt kart racing is McKenna Haase. Haase, a 305 driver from Des Moines, is an avid proponent of the sport. “Kart racing is one of America’s hidden gems where the talent ...
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Knoxville Nationals Entry Deadline This Saturday!

7/7/2014 - Knoxville Nationals Entry Deadline This Saturday! The 54th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store is quickly approaching and the July 12 entry deadline is this Saturday. Teams that enter on time by July 12 are entitled to 6 pit crew members entering at the cost of $30 per pit pass each night. Entries received after the deadline will not be eligible for this discount and will be charged $50 per pit pass each night. That is a savings of $120 each night and possibly $480 total for 4 nights of racing. All teams are encouraged to enter by July 12. The SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge still has several drivers eligible who have yet to enter ...
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Profile On: Dylan Peterson!

7/7/2014 - Dylan Peterson, #25 360 Sprint Car by Joanne Cram Dylan Peterson comes from a long line of race family members and extended family members, so it’s no wonder that he’s behind the wheel of his family’s #25. The 23 year old from Hartford, South Dakota, has decided to run for Rookie of the Year at Knoxville Raceway this season, making the 4 1/2 hour drive each week. Dylan’s dad, Vance, began racing in the Midwest during the early 80’s at Huset’s, Knoxville, and other area tracks. After nearly two decades of racing, Vance decided it was time to give the kids a chance at the racing addiction. He sold the sprint car and came home with three karts for ...
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Knoxville Raceway Cancelled for July 5, 2014

7/5/2014 - Due to heavy rains this morning and anticipated continuing wet conditions early this evening Knoxville Raceway Officials have cancelled the Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cups Series 410 Twin Features Night. Join us next week for the Marion County Fair and free kids night on July 12th.
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