Knoxville Championship Series

Knoxville Raceway 410, 360 and 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 than $56,000 at each weekly event, along with more than a quarter of a million dollars annually in prize money and awards at its year ending points banquet. 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 - 2024

B Main:
1 through 4 Transfer   5. $500   6. $400   7. $300   8. to end $200.
If 1 through 6 transfer then 7. $500   8. $400   9. $300   10. to end $200. 

A Main:
1. $6,000     2. $4,000    3. $3,000   4. $2,750   5. $2,250   6. $1,750   7. $1,500   8. $1,400
9. $1,300   10. $1,200  11. $1,000  12. $1,000    13. $975    14. $950    15. $925    16. $900
17. $875    18. $850     19. $825    20. $800    21. $775    22. $750    23. $725    24. $700

360 Purse on Regular Race Nights - 2024

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

A Main:
1. $2,000  2. $1,600  3. $1,400  4. $1,200  5. $1,000   6. $900  7. $800   8. $700  9. $675
10. $650  11. $625   12. $600  13. $575   14. $550  15. $525  16. $500  17. $475  18. $450  19.$425  20. $400  21. $350  22. $350  23. $350  24. $350

Knoxville pro series ON REGULAR RACE NIGHTS - 2024

A Main:
1. $700  2. $600  3. $500  4. $400  5. $300  6. $250  7. $200  8-10. $175  11 to 20. $150
21 to 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.

*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 unable to compete due to issues 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.

CHAMPIONSHIP CUP SERIES SEASON POINT FUND
(Check is split between owner and driver)

410 CLASS
1. $20,000, 2. $15,000, 3. $12,000, 4. $10,000, 5. $8,000, 6. $7,000, 7. $6,000, 8. $5,000, 9. $4,500. 10. $4,000, 11. $3,500, 12. $3,000, 13. $2,500, 14. $2,000, 15. $1,500, 16. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 18. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000.  Total: $109,000

360 CLASS
1. $8,000, 2. $6,000, 3. $5,000, 4. $4,000, 5. $3,000, 6. $2,500, 7. $2,000, 8. $1,750, 9. $1,500. 10. $1,400, 11. $1,300, 12. $1,200, 13. $1,100, 14. $1,000, 15. $900, 16. $800, 17. $700, 18, $600, 19. $600, 20. $600.  Total: $43,950

PRO CLASS
1. $1,000, 2. $900, 3. $600, 4. $400, 5. $250, 6th-20th, $200.  Total: $6,050