Knoxville Championship Cup Series

Knoxville Raceway 410, 360 and 305 point series


The Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series is the 305, 360 and 410 point series for Knoxville Raceway. This series continues to be the premier weekly sprint car event in the United States. Sponsorship from Lucas Oil has helped make both the weekly purse and point funds unequaled in weekly racing venues.

Distributing over $39,000 at each weekly event, this series awards over a quarter of a million dollars annually in prizes and merchandise.

Using the drama of the coveted Champion title, the Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series promotes both teams and individual drivers.

The heart and soul of sprint car racing is truly the drivers and teams who compete each week at Knoxville Raceway. They work hard to bring fans the best racing in the country.  Many of the top drivers who've competed at Knoxville Raceway have gone on to compete and win championships with the World of Outlaws, IndyCar and NASCAR.

Throughout the season, fan festivities such as driver autograph sessions, simulator car rides, contests and many other activities take place both on and off site.

410 Purse on Regular Race Nights - 2017

B Main: 1st-6th-Transfer; 7th-$300; 8th-$200; 9th-$150 to End-$100 

A Main: 1st-$4000; 2nd-$3000; 3rd-$2500; 4th-$2200; 5th-$1500; 6th-$1100; 7th-$1000; 8th-$950; 9th-$900; 10th-$850; 11th-$800; 12th-$750; 13th-$700; 14th-$650; 15th-24th-$600

Mid-Season and Season Championship Feature Purse: 1st-$5000; 2nd-$3000; 3rd-$2500; 4th-$2200; 5th-$1500; 6th-$1100; 7th-$1000; 8th-$950; 9th-$900; 10th-$850; 11th-$800; 12th-$750; 13th-$700; 14th-$650; 15th-24th-$600

360 Purse on Regular Race Nights

B Main: 1st-6th-Transfer; 7th-$150; 8th-$125; 9th-End-$100

A Main: 1st-$1500; 2nd-$1200; 3rd-$800; 4th-$600; 5th-$450; 6th-$400; 7th-$350; 8th-24th-$300

Mid-Season and Season Championship Feature Purse: 1st-$1750; 2nd-$1200; 3rd-$800; 4th-$600; 5th-$450; 6th-$400; 7th-$350; 8th--24th-$300

305 Purse

A Main: 1st-$500; 2nd-$300; 3rd-$250; 4th-$200; 5th-$175; 6th-$150; 7th-$125; 8th-24th-$100.

Mid-Season and Season Championship Feature Purse: 1st-$600; 2nd-$300; 3rd-$250; 4th-$200; 5th-$175; 6th-$150; 7th-$125; 8th-24th-$100.

Point Structure for All Classes (Weekly shows)

Time Trials - Quick time 1st-140; 2nd-135; 3rd-130; 4th-125; 5th-120; 6th-115; 7th-110; 8th-105; 9th-100

Heat Points - 1st-20; 2nd-18; 3rd-16; 4th-14; 5th-12; 6th-10; 7th-8; 8th-6; 9th-4; 10th-2

B Main Points – Transfers to A main: 0, First Non-transfer 20, Next Non-transfer 18, and so on…16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2

A Main Points - 1st-200; 2nd-190; 3rd-180; 4th-170; 5th-160; 6th-150; 7th-140; 8th-130; 9th-120; 10th-110; 11th-100; 12th-95; 13th-90; 14th-85; 15th-80; 16th-75; 17th-70; 18th-65; 19th-60; 20th-55; 21st-50; 22nd-45; 23rd-40; 24th-35; 25th-30; 26th-25; 27th-20; 28th-15

*Drivers/Owners can miss a maximum of three point shows to remain eligible for points.  Points will only be awarded if hot laps are completed in all classes. In that case, the 305 class will not receive time trial points, but will receive show-up points.

*For World of Outlaws shows, the All Stars show and Capitani Classic for 410's, 200 points will be awarded to the driver. If the driver earns over 200 points, they will keep them.

*There will be one non-point night for the 410's in 2018.  That is the night of the Jackson Nationals (our USAC show on June 9).

*Feature Alternates or Provisionals receive no track points.

*Teams may only compete in one class for points.  Owners may field a car in multiple classes and receive points as long as it is a different owner/driver combination in each class.

*As determined by Knoxville Raceway Officials, 100 points may be awarded to any team in good standing that is physically present at an event but is unable to compete due to issues in hot laps, etc.

*All 410 teams must subtract from the season points their lowest point night.  Each competitor's points will be corrected before the final race of the season.

WEEKLY RACE NIGHT PROCEDURES

Race Night Lineup Point Structure

We use a point system to determine our feature lineups for all sprint car classes on weekly race nights.  Drivers start with time trials and are awarded the following points:

Time Trials - 1. 200 2. 198 3. 196 4. 194 5. 192 6. 190 7. 188 8. 186 9. 184 10. 182 11. 180 12. 178 13. 176 14. 175 15. 174 16. 173 17. 172 18. 171 19. 170 20. 169 etc.

Heats have an invert of six, with quick time starting outside row one of the first heat, second quick starting outside of row three of the second heat, and so on.

Drivers are awarded points for their heat finishes:

Heats - 1. 100 2. 97 3. 94 4. 91 5. 88 6. 85 7. 82 8. 79 9. 76 10. 73 11. 70 12. 67

The driver accumulating the most points through qualifying and the heat race, will draw for a feature lineup invert.  The invert options are 0 (high point man starting on the pole), 4 (starting the feature outside row two), 6 (starting the feature outside row three) and 8 (starting the feature outside row four).  The second highest driver in points will start on the same row inside, third highest in points will start outside the row in front of them, and so on. 

Drivers starting outside the invert will line “heads up” by their point totals.  Starting with the B main, drivers will be lined up by their qualifying time.