Driver Support

Programs to support our drivers


Supporting safety: KRCO


The Knoxville Racing Charitable Organization (KRCO) is a non-profit organization that was created approximately 22 years ago by several sprint car drivers’ wives in order to provide additional safety equipment (for the cars and drivers) and additional insurance for those that race weekly at Knoxville and are in the Knoxville Raceway Points.

During the 2018 season, KRCO provided drivers who finished in the points at Knoxville Raceway with;
1.) Inusurance from STIDA. 
2.) $1,000 gift certificates from Jocko's Sprint Parts for safety equipment for their 2019 racing season.
3.) On various nights, KRCO provided tear offs, tires for all 3 classes, and had drawings during the month of May for $100.00 Jockos gift certificates.

During the 2019 season,
KRCO will continue to provide tires and/or safety equipment to drivers as a thank you for racing at Knoxville Raceway and their continued support.

KRCO also provided several lump sum payments to drivers that were hurt in accidents at the Knoxville Raceway as well as other tracks thoughout the 2018 season.


KRCO is a Volunteer non-profit organization that raises money through the sales of 50/50 tickets in the grandstands and pits during the race season. KRCO has several 501c(3) organizations selling 50/50 tickets for them during the weekly shows and at the 360 and 410 Nationals. KRCO makes a donation to those organizations at the end of the race season.  50% of sales from each night goes to a lucky winner with the winning ticket number. The other 50% goes to our driver's safety fund.

KRCO also holds an annual fundraiser that includes a silent and live auction. This is where they raise a majority of their money for the Driver's fund. The fundraiser will be held this year on February 23, 2019, at Dyer-Hudson Hall located at the Knoxville Raceway grounds. The event is free to public. Doors open at 4 PM. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Last year they raised over $17,000.00. KRCO is still accepting donations. Please contact Maureen Nichols at 641-891-7095 or email KRCO at krcosprints1@gmail.com if you would  like to donate any items for the auctions.
Check out the KRCO on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KRCOinc/

The current board members are: 

Maureen Nichols-  President

Denise Emal - Vice President

Patty Van Haaften - Secretary

Lisa Seddon - Treasurer

Deb Dennison-Board Member

Brooke Nott - Board Member

Melinda O'Field - Board Member