Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Fatheadz Eyewear, the leader in oversized eyewear, will be the title sponsor of the 2021 Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank . The 10th running of the Fatheadz Eyewear Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank will be held on Sunday, August 8 at Knoxville Raceway.

“Everyone knows Knoxville is the place to be in early August, said Rico Elmore, Founder and CEO of Fatheadz Eyewear. “It’s deeply rooted in tradition, and some of the greatest dirt racers have battled on that track. We are really looking forward to sponsoring the Capitani Classic, bringing Fatheadz to the Knoxville Nationals and seeing some great racing this year.”

The Fatheadz Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank was created in 2011 to honor Knoxville Raceway’s legendary track promoter Ralph Capitani. The annual 410 winged sprint car race is the drivers’ final attempt to fine tune their car before the prestigious NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s.

“Fatheadz Eyewear has been a long-time supporter of drivers, teams and events and we’re honored to have them add Knoxville Raceway to their list of partners in the sport,” said Kendra Jacobs, Marketing Director at Knoxville Raceway. “The team at Fatheadz has a true love for racing and the sport’s history so they’re aware of Ralph Capitani and what he means to this track and our community. This is a great partnership that we’re looking forward to showcasing in August.”

NASCAR star Kyle Larson won the 2020 Capitani Classic, earning his eighth career victory at Knoxville Raceway. Past winners also include Brian Brown, David Gravel, Ian Madsen, Bronson Maeschen, Shane Stewart (2), Brad Sweet and Kevin Swindell. Twice the winner of the Fatheadz Eyewear Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank has gone on to win the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s the following weekend.

Tickets for the Fatheadz Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank will go on sale Monday, March 1 at or by calling the Knoxville Raceway ticket office at 641-842-5431. Tickets start at $25 for adults, $20 for teens and $15 for children 12 and under. Reserved seating is available.

For more information about Fatheadz Eyewear, visit and follow @Fatheadz on social media. Stay up-to-date with everything at Knoxville Raceway by following @KnoxvilleRaces on Twitter and Knoxville Raceway on Facebook and Instagram. Knoxville Raceway also offers a free app available for both Apple and Android phones.

About Fatheadz Eyewear
Founded in early 2004 under the direction of Rico Elmore, Fatheadz Eyewear started with exclusively catering to men with heads too large to fit in standard width sunglasses comfortably. To solve this issue, Rico created a product line with four oversized sunglasses available in varying colors. The business has since grown to encompass nine distinct lines of eyewear for both, men and women, specifically tailored to serve its client base. With hundreds of unique product offerings, the innovation continues to drive its customer centric business.

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About Knoxville Raceway
Located on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa, Knoxville Raceway is a 1/2-mile dirt track that hosts winged CT525, 360 and 410 sprint car racing nearly every Saturday night from April to September. The “Sprint Car Capital of the World” also hosts the Knoxville Nationals, sprint car racing’s most prestigious event, every August, as well as the Late Model Knoxville Nationals, 360 Knoxville Nationals and Corn Belt Clash featuring non-wing sprint cars. In 2021, Knoxville Raceway also will host the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Knoxville Raceway is the third-largest outdoor stadium in Iowa with 20,377 seats and 32 luxury suites