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 $43,000 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 $4,000 to win and $600 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 - 2021

B Main:
1-4 Transfer   5. $400   6. $300   7. 200 8.-end $150.
If 1-6 transfer 7. $300   8. $200   9-End $150 

A Main:
1. $4,000  2. $3,000   3. $2,500   4. $2,200   5. $1,500   6. $1,100   7. $1,000   8. $950
9. $900   10. $850    11. $800    12. $750    13. $700    14. $650    15. $625   16-24. $600

April 17, May 29, June 5, July 3, July 24, August 28 Feature Purse:
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. $900    12. $875    13. $850    14. $825    15. $800   16. $775 17. $750 18. $725 19. $700 20. $650 21-24. $600

360 Purse on Regular Race Nights - 2021

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

A Main:
1. $1,700   2. $1,300   3. $1,000   4. $750 5. $650 6. $600  7. $575 8. $550 9. $525 10. $500 11. $475 14.. $400   15. $375 16. $350 17. $325 18-24.. $300

Mid-Season and Season Championship Feature Purse (with Booster Club):
1. $2,000 2. $1,700   3. $1,200  4. $1,000  5. $800 6. $700  7. $600 8. $550 9. $525  10. $500 11. $475 12. $450 13. $425  14. $400 15. $375  16. $350 17. $325 18-24. $300

Knoxville pro series ON REGULAR RACE NIGHTS - 2021

A Main:
1. $600  2. $400  3. $300  4. $200  5. $175  6. $150   7-18 $125  19-24 $100

Mid-Season and Season Championship Feature Purse:
1. $600  2. $400  3. $300  4. $200  5. $175  6. $150   7-18 $125  19-24 $100

Point Structure for All Classes (Weekly shows)

Time Trials - 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.

The invert options are 0 (high point driver starting on the pole), 4 (starting the feature outside row two), 6 (starting the feature outside row three) and 8 (starting the feature outside row four).  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.  Inverts may be drawn by the last heat race winner or at the officials discretion, the scorers will random draw by computer generate draw.

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.