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Meet Jason Reed: Knoxville Raceway’s New General Manager

3/20/2023 - By Joanne Cram While his title of General Manager is new, Jason Reed is anything but new to Knoxville Raceway. With a long history and relationship with Marion County, the Melcher native is ready to hit the ground running at Knoxville Raceway with his newly acquired title! Joanne: Please introduce yourself and explain what your involvement has been with Knoxville Raceway? Jason: I was born and raised in Melcher, Iowa, where my family and I still live and are active in the community there. (Melcher is a small town about 15 minutes south of Knoxville.) My wife is Jaime, and we have three daughters: Kynser 20, Kasyn 17, and Kesley 14. Growing up in rural Iowa, I was always involved in 4-H, ...

Facility Upgrades Coming in 2024!

3/18/2023 - NEWS: MORE ELEVATORS AND RESTROOMS! The Marion County Fair Association has voted to install two new elevators and a restroom at the top of the front stretch grandstands. This is a $2 million investment into the facility. Construction will begin this fall and be completed for the 2024 season. The new elevators will be built on the west side of the current elevator. “We’ve been talking about it for a couple of years," said General Manager, Jason Reed. "The need is clear with the crowd we have, especially during the Nationals. We have fans that need assistance, and we want them to have the best fan experience possible. We’ll be adding two new elevators and a restroom that is ...

Newcomers to Knoxville Include Rookies and Veterans

3/9/2023 - Newcomers to Knoxville Include Rookies and Veterans by Bill Wright Knoxville, IA – As sprint car drivers continue to make their racing plans for 2023 known, it’s evident that the Knoxville Raceway will again see an influx of newcomers to its weekly cast. In the 410 class, the rookies include Kade Higday, Lachlan McHugh, Gage Pulkrabek and Christopher Thram. Higday is no stranger to Knoxville, having grown up there following his father and Knoxville track champion, Josh. Kade has five 305/Pro Sprint feature wins to his credit at Knoxville. Lachlan McHugh is the new driver of Brandon Ikenberry’s Deuce5 Motorsports team. A native of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, “Lockie” was the 2022 Grand Annual Classic winner at Premier Speedway in Warrnambool, Victoria, has several ...
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