Knoxville Raceway Will Maintain Current Rules Regarding 360 Engine Blocks Through 2022 Season

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Knoxville Raceway will not make changes to its engine block rules in the 360 class for the 2022 race season, including the 2022 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. While the ASCS Series has announced that it will allow aluminum blocks starting in 2022, aluminum blocks will not be permitted in competition at Knoxville Raceway.

“The availability of engine parts is not very conducive for rule changes of this magnitude right now,” said John McCoy, Race Director at Knoxville Raceway. “We had an unscientific vote during the 2021 360 Knoxville Nationals regarding the proposed change to aluminum blocks. Nearly half of the competitors voted with a result of 3-to-1 voting against the change. The sentiment was evident in talking to the teams throughout the event.”

Following the team and competitor vote in August, Knoxville Raceway’s Race Committee members officially voted to support the teams’ sentiment and remain utilizing steel blocks throughout the 2022 season and the 2022 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.

“We truly feel that there is room for thought on other cost-saving possibilities and rule changes for this class,” McCoy said. “This just isn’t the only area we feel is the correct one to focus on at this time.”