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2018 BROWNELLS BIG GUNS BASH with the World of Outlaws

 Friday, June 29, & Saturday, June 30, 2018

It's the World of Outlaws drivers battling the Knoxville Raceway drivers who compete at the track nearly every weekend from April through August. Buy Tickets Now »


WARRANT was founded in 1983 by Erik Turner and Jerry Dixon when they were just 19 and 16 years old, respectively. Four years later, they were joined by Jani Lane, Steven Sweet, and Joey Allen in 1987. This line-up would go on to land a recording contract with Columbia Records (Sony) and ruled the airwaves and MTV in the late ‘80s/early ‘90s. Over the course of their career, WARRANT has sold over 10 million albums worldwide, with the song “Cherry Pie” taking on a pop culture life of its own, being featured in countless movies, TV shows, and commercials. 

Landing in 1989 with all the subtlety of a meteorite, the Hollywood, CA based band quickly rose through the ranks of the local Sunset Strip scene to multiplatinum selling, chart-topping levels of success. The band first came into the national spotlight with their debut album, Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich. This album produced the radio and MTV hits “Down Boys,” “Sometimes She Cries,” and “Heaven”, which became truly inescapable. “Heaven” soared to gold sales and the album eventually sold over 3 million copies. The band toured the globe in support of the album, performing 262 shows and closed the year with a platinum selling home video release.

Their sophomore album Cherry Pie was released in September 1990 and launched Warrant into the stratosphere. The album, which spawned the massive MTV & radio hits “Cherry Pie,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” and “I Saw Red”, went on to sell 3 million copies in the U.S. as well as achieving platinum success in Canada and Australia. The band hit the road hard again and played 200 shows, finishing the tour headlining outdoor sheds all over America and ended up being one of the top grossing touring acts of 1991. 

With those two massively successful commercial records, the band became known for their catchy anthems and songwriting skills. Said skills were on display on the band’s third album, Dog Eat Dog which went on to achieve gold sales despite the fact it came in the midst of “grunge” mania, when Warrant and their L.A. brethren had been pushed to the side by the major labels in favor of the latest trend in rock.

WARRANT's signature style of rock music is to craft catchy songs, yet retain the melodic side. This remains the band's signature sound today. WARRANT has always been successful in carrying the torch. In September 2008, Robert Mason replaced Jani Lane (R.I.P.) as lead vocalist joining the other four original members of Warrant: Jerry Dixon, Steven Sweet, Joey Allen, and Erik Turner. In 2011, this line-up released Rockaholic on Frontiers Music srl. Produced by the Grammy award winning Keith Olsen, it as met with critical and fan acclaim, landing in the Top 25 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart. In 2017, the band, with the same line-up, returned with Louder Harder Faster, which landed in the Top 20, Top 30, and Top 100 on Billboard’s Independent, Current Rock, and Top Current Albums charts, respectively. This year, the band also recorded a cover of Merle Haggard’s “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink” which has been named the official song of the Professional Bull Riding Association. 

The band continues to tour constantly, playing to fans all over the U.S.  Keep up with the band’s latest news at! Buy Tickets Now »

28th Annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank

Thursday, August 2 - Saturday August 4, 2018

The Southern Iowa Sprint Week kicks off with the three-day 360 Knoxville Nationals and will pay a record $15,000 to the winner in 2018! Expect 100+ cars to compete in the most prestigious 360 sprint car event in the country! Buy Tickets Now »

2018 Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank

Sunday, August 5, 2018

This Sunday event honoring long-time Knoxville Raceway Promoter Ralph Capitani has become a must see event. This is the last chance the 410 teams have to prepare for the Knoxville Nationals. The event has averaged a car count of 75 the previous four years and is action packed with six heat races, two B Mains and the feature pays $5,000 to win! Buy Tickets Now »

58TH ANNUAL 5 HOUR ENERGY KNOXVILLE NATIONALS presented by Casey's General Store

Wednesday, August 8 - Saturday, August 11, 2018 

The event that made Knoxville Raceway the "Sprint Car Capital of the World" is a four-day event that draws over 25,000 fans to Knoxville, Iowa (population 7,000) each August! With over 100 cars vying for a spot in the 50 lap, $9,500 to start and $150,000 to win championship on Saturday Night, it makes for intense preliminary events on Wednesday through Friday. The event is also a family reunion for the dirt track racing community with camping, food vendors, and endless options for your racing t-shirt wardrobe! Be here for the best four-wide parade lap of the season with plenty of fireworks on and above the track. Buy Tickets Now »

15th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals

Thursday, September 13 - Saturday, September 15, 2018

Knoxville Raceway is home for the dirt late models one week each year! The Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals presented by Caseys General Stores has become a crown jewel event making drivers legends when they put their name in the record books as a Knoxville Champion! The 100 lap, $40,000 to win championship on Saturday has been one of the best dirt track races of the year in recent years with lap passes to win bringing the crowd to their feet on several occasions! Buy Tickets Now »