Knoxville Raceway Hosts FVP National Sprint League in Opener Saturday!

Knoxville Raceway Hosts FVP National Sprint League in Opener Saturday!
Ian Madsen
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Knoxville Raceway Hosts FVP National Sprint League in Opener Saturday!

Windom, MN (May 5, 2015) – So far, Mother Nature has been cruel to the Knoxville Raceway. For the first time in the track’s history, the first three nights of racing have been washed out at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World”. This Saturday night, they will give it another try in a big way! It will be the first of four visits for the FVP National Sprint League in 2015. Saturday will also serve as night #2 for the Durst Motorplex $20,000 bonus going to any driver who can sweep weekend FVP National Sprint League events at Eagle Raceway in Nebraska on Friday, May 8, and at Knoxville Saturday.

Knoxville’s event will also serve as the first eligibility race for the $25,000 DeBerg Concrete Triple Crown Challenge. Drivers eligible for the Challenge must win one FVP National Sprint League race at Knoxville (May 9, June 27, July 4 or August 29), one event at Huset’s Speedway (May 24, July 3 or July 26) and the finale of the Jackson Nationals on September 5.

Saturday will be a sprint car lover’s dream, as three classes of sprints will be in action. In addition to the FVP National Sprint League competing with the 410’s, the Knoxville Championship Cup Series 360 and 305 sprint cars will also be in action!

FVP National Sprint League drivers expected to compete Saturday include four-time Knoxville Nationals champion, nine-time Knoxville track champ and National Sprint Car Hall of Famer, Danny Lasoski, Seven-time Knoxville Raceway champ, Terry McCarl, two-time Knoxville Raceway track champ Brian Brown, two-time “King of California” Tim Kaeding, Knoxville track record holder Brooke Tatnell, seven-time IRA champ Bill Balog, two-time USAC champion Bryan Clauson, five-time Huset’s Speedway champion Mark Dobmeier, Brad Loyet, Dusty Zomer, Davey Heskin and many more!

Justin Henderson, who has finished in the top five at the Knoxville Nationals the last two years will help to lead the local contingent at Knoxville. He will be joined by 2013 Knoxville track champion, Bronson Maeschen, Don Droud Jr., Dustin Selvage and many more who are looking to finally sling mud in 2015 at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World”!

Defending Knoxville Raceway track champion, Ian Madsen is looking forward to Saturday’s FVP National Sprint League event. “I’m really looking forward to any kind of racing at Knoxville!” he says. “The fact that it’s a FVP National Sprint League race is going to make it even bigger, better and cooler! It’s going to be pretty historic. There are a lot of good things to come!”

Grandstand gates open at 6:00 p.m. Saturday. Hot laps are scheduled for 6:45 p.m. with qualifying and racing to follow. Admission is $15 for adults 20+, youth 19 and under are FREE! Pit gates open at 3 p.m. Pit passes are $25. In addition to the sprint car tripleheader, dirt trucks are also on the card.

Durst Motorplex $20,000 Bonus!

Any driver who can sweep events this weekend at Eagle Raceway near Eagle, Nebraska Friday and Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa on Saturday will earn a $20,000 bonus from Phil Durst, CEO and President of Durst Motor Company. Phil puts his customers first at Durst! The Durst Motor Company has over 95 years in combined experience in the automotive industry in Lincoln and southeast Nebraska. To visit the Durst Motor Company online, visit!

Stay tuned to the FVP National Sprint League website at, on Facebook, and @NSLSeries on Twitter for more information on the weekend. For more information on Eagle Raceway, visit Knoxville Raceway’s website is located at!

Photo: Defending Knoxville Championship Cup Series champion Ian Madsen (Dave Hill Photo)

2015 FVP National Sprint League Driver Point Standings

1. Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA 77x 344
2. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA 24 310
3. Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO o5 307
4. Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO 2 304
5. Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN 17w 302
6. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO 21 279
7. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA 3 270
8. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND 13 226
9. Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI 17B 212
10. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. 18 211
11. Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD 82 205
12. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL 9 200
13. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA 12 193
14. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN 56 187
15. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. 55 185
16. Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL 7 178
17. Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA 81 161
18. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA 7TAZ 158
19. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA 49 147
20. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA 44 124
21. Bryan Gossel, Windsor, CO 6 120
22. Stu Snyder, Waverly, NE 23s 118
23. Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL 7R 114
24. Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD 09 108
25. Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO 1P 106
26. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA 99 102
27. Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, IA 0 100
2015 FVP National Sprint League Schedule

Saturday, April 11 – 34 Raceway (Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA)
Friday, May 8 – Eagle Raceway (Eagle, NE)$
Saturday, May 9 – Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA) ($20,000 bonus from Durst Motorplex to win Eagle and Knoxville)*$
Friday, May 15 – Jacksonville Speedway, “Sprints Gone Wild” w/MOWA (Jacksonville, IL)
Friday, May 22 – Jackson Speedway, Folkens Bros. Trucking Spring Nationals - $10,000 to win! (Jackson, MN)
Sunday, May 24 – Huset’s Speedway (Brandon, SD)*
Thursday, May 28 – St. Francois County Raceway, “March Through Missouri” (Farmington, MO)
Friday, May 29 – Randolph County Raceway, “March Through Missouri” (Moberly, MO)
Saturday, June 27 – Knoxville Raceway, Mid-Season Championship, $5,000 to win (Knoxville, IA)*
Friday, July 3 – Huset’s Speedway, $5,000 to win (Brandon, SD)*
Saturday, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)*
Friday, July 10 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (Jefferson, SD)
Tuesday, July 21 – Hancock County Speedway (Britt, IA)+
Wednesday, July 22 – Iowa State Fair Speedway (Des Moines, IA)+
Thursday, July 23 – Jackson Speedway (Jackson, MN)+
Friday, July 24 – Crawford County Speedway (Denison, IA)+
Sunday, July 26 – Huset’s Speedway (Brandon, SD)*
Friday, July 31 – I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, NE)
Monday, August 10 – Southern Iowa Speedway, $20,000 to win Front Row Challenge (Oskaloosa, IA)
Friday, August 21 – Fairmont Raceway (Fairmont, MN)
Saturday, August 22 – Clay County Fair Speedway (Spencer, IA)
Saturday, August 29 – Knoxville Raceway, $5,000 to win (Knoxville, IA)*
Sunday, August 30 – Angell Park Speedway, w/IRA (Sun Prairie, WI)
Friday, September 4 – Jackson Speedway, Jackson Nationals (Jackson, MN)
Saturday, September 5 – Jackson Speedway, Jackson Nationals (Jackson, MN)*
Sunday, September 6 – Huset’s Speedway (Brandon, SD)
Friday, September 11 – Eagle Raceway, Nebraska Cup (Eagle, NE)
Saturday, September 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway, Jerry Richert Memorial w/IRA (New Richmond, WI)
Friday, October 2 – I-80 Speedway, “Fearless 410 Finale” (Greenwood, NE)
Saturday, October 3 – I-80 Speedway, “Fearless 410 Finale” (Greenwood, NE)

*-DeBerg Concrete Triple Crown Challenge Eligibility Race (Must win one at Knoxville, Huset’s and the Jackson Nationals finale September 5)
+-FVP National Sprint League Fair Speedweek
$-Durst Motorplex $20,000 Bonus for Sweeping

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FVP National Sprint League Series Sponsors

Abdo, Eick & Meyers
Arnold Motor Supply
Bank Midwest
Bosma Poultry
Casey’s General Stores
Hoosier Tire – Official Tire of the NSL
Okoboji Motor Company – Official automobile supplier of the NSL
Rossie Feed & Grain
The Craft Agency

FVP National Sprint League Contingency Sponsors

Bell Racing – “Hard Luck Award”
Brown & Miller Racing Solutions – “3 for 3 Award”
Bulterbuilt – “Unique Tweet your Seat Award”
Cobblestone Hotel & Suites of Knoxville, Iowa
DMI – “Heat Award”
Fuel Safe – “Heat/Dash Award”
Hooker Harness – “Locked-in Award”
Kaeding Performance – “Heat Award”
Hoosier Tire – “Heat Award”
KSE Racing Products – “Hard-charger Award”
Minnesota Mafia – “Quick Time Award”
Speedway Graphics – “From the Tail Award”
Ti22 – “Good as New with Ti22 Award”
Vortex Racing Products – “Clean Sweep Award”

Bill Wright
PR Director
FVP National Sprint League