Knoxville Championship Series

Knoxville Raceway 410, 360 and Pace Performance Pro Sprints


The Knoxville Championship Series is composed of 410 winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars and Pace Performance Pro Sprints. The Knoxville Championship Series continues to be the premier weekly sprint car racing in the United States. 

Distributing more $56,000 at each weekly event, this series awards more than a quarter of a million dollars annually in prize money and awards. Knoxville's 410 weekly program pays $5,000 to win and $625 to start regularly, with special shows and increased purses being added each season. 

The Knoxville Raceway Championship Series point fund is the best in the nation with $10,000 in prize money going to the 410 driver and owner champion, each. The 360 driver and owner champion each receive $4,000 and the Pace Pro Sprints champion owner and driver receive $500 each. More than $100,000 in contingency and partner product awards are also distributed annually at the Knoxville Raceway Championship Banquet. 

410 Purse on Regular Race Nights - 2022

B Main:
1-4 Transfer   5. $500   6. $400   7. $300   8.-end $200.
If 1-6 transfer 7. $300   8.-end $200. 

A Main:
1. $5,000     2. $3,000    3. $2,750   4. $2,500   5. $1,750   6. $1,500   7. $1,400   8. $1,300
9. $1,200   10. $1,000  11. $975    12. $950    13. $925    14. $900    15. $875    16. $850
17. $825    18. $800     19. $750    20. $725    21. $700    22. $675    23. $650    24. $625

360 Purse on Regular Race Nights - 2022

B Main:
1-4 Transfer   5. $300  6. $200  7 to End $100

A Main:
1. $2,000  2. $1,600  3. $1,200  4. $1,100  5. $1,000   6. $900  7. $800   8. $700  9. $600
10. $500  11. $475   12. $450  13. $425   14. $400  15. $375  16. $350  17-24. $325

Knoxville pro series ON REGULAR RACE NIGHTS - 2022

A Main:
1. $650  2. $550  3. $450  4. $350  5. $250  6. $225  7. $200  8-10. $175  11-20. $150
21-24. $125

Point Structure for All Classes (Weekly shows)

Time Trials (except Pro Series) - 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 four point shows to remain eligible for points.  Points will only be awarded if hot laps are completed in all classes. In that case, the Knoxville Pro Series 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.

*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.  Drivers may not run for points in more than one 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. or as spelled out in the "unforeseen circumstances rule."

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 three 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.

Points from qualifying and heats are added together.  The invert options (by points) are 4 (starting the feature outside row two), 6 (starting the feature outside row three) and 8 (starting the feature outside row four).  The invert is drawn after the last heat in each class, normally by the last heat winner.  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, not points.