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Champions and Drivers Celebrated at Knoxville Raceway Banquet

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By Bill Wright November 20, 2021 (Altoona, IA) — Knoxville Raceway drivers, owners, officials and fans gathered Saturday night at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa. Over 600 guests witnessed over $250,000 in cash and contingencies handed out in an event emceed by track announcers Tony Bokhoven and Kris Krug. The contingency package […]

Kyle Larson Achieves His Dream with Knoxville Nationals Win!

Kyle Larson Achieved a Dream with His Knoxville Nationals Win Saturday Night (Jared Buckallew/Ascent Media)

by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 14, 2021) – Kyle Larson has dreamed of a Knoxville Nationals title his whole life, and that dream was realized in the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s championship Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. Including lap money, the Elk Grove, California native earned $176,000 for […]

Kyle Larson Wins $21,000 Chess Match with Brian Brown for Second Career Front Row Challenge Win!

Kyle Larson celebrates his win at the Front Row Challenge in Oskaloosa Monday (Paul Arch Photo)

Colin Smith Wins with Racesavers by Bill Wright Oskaloosa, IA, Monday, August 9, 2021 – Kyle Larson won his second career Front Row Challenge title with a thrilling drive on Monday night at the Southern Iowa Speedway. The win, aboard Paul Silva’s #57, was worth $21,000 for the Elk Grove, California native. A win in […]

David Gravel Emerges Victorious For Second Career Capitani Classic Win!

David Gravel won the 10th Annual Fatheadz Eyewear Capitani Classic Presented by Great Southern Bank (Paul Arch Photo)

by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 8, 2021) – For the second time in his career, David Gravel topped the Fatheadz Eyewear Capitani Classic Presented by Great Southern Bank. The Watertown, Connecticut native earned $8,000 aboard the Big Game Motorsports #2 in the last test before next week’s Knoxville Nationals. Gravel last won the Capitani […]

Gio Scelzi Wins Electrifying My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals!

Gio Scelzi won the 31st Annual 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank Saturday (Ken's Racing Pix)

by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 7, 2021) – Gio Scelzi put himself on top of the 360 sprint car world Saturday night by winning the 31st Annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank. The Fresno, California native’s win came aboard the KCP Racing #18 and was put $15,000 in […]

Late Pass Nets Win for Gio Scelzi on Night #2 of My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank!

Photo: Friday's Podium at the 31st Annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank Carson McCarl (2nd), Gio Scelzi (1st), Skylar Prochaska (3rd) (Paul Arch Photo)

Daryn Pittman is Friday’s High Point Getter, and Earns Front Row Starting Spot Beside Shane Golobic by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 6, 2021) – Gio Scelzi emerged victorious on Night #2 of the 31st Annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank. The Fresno, California native netted $3,000 aboard the […]

Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Gio Scelzi Share the Early Lead in Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Standings!

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(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 7, 2021 – Thanks to their wins in the preliminaries of the 31st Annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank, Gio Scelzi and Sam Hafertepe Jr. share the early lead in the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings heading into tonight’s […]

Sam Hafertepe Jr. Cruises to First Knoxville Win on Night #1 of My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank!

Victory Lane on Night #1 of the 31st Annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank: Shane Golobic (2nd), Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1st), Lynton Jeffrey (3rd) (Paul Arch Photo)

Shane Golobic is High Point Getter by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 5, 2021) – Sam Hafertepe Jr. couldn’t have chosen his first career win at the Knoxville Raceway any better. The Sunnyvale, Texas native won the 20-lap main event on Night #1 of the 31st Annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals Presented by […]

Dubuque County Fair Wednesday for Sprint Invaders!

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(Bill W) July 26, 2021 – Ask drivers and fans of the Sprint Invaders about their favorite venues, and the Dubuque County Fair Speedway often comes to mind. The Sprint Invaders will make their annual trip to the Dubuque County Fair this Wednesday night, July 28, with $2,000 to win on the line. This marks […]

Brian Brown Earns $5,000 With Return to Victory Lane at Knoxville!

Winners at Knoxville Raceway Saturday were: Clint Garner (360), Brian Brown (410) and Joe Beaver (Pro) (submitted photo)

Clint Garner Paces 360 Field; Joe Beaver Grabs His First in Pro Sprints by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 24, 2021) – Brian Brown returned to Knoxville Raceway and led every lap to take home his 54th career win on Saturday night. The Grain Valley, Missouri native earned $5,000 for his victory aboard the Brian […]

               

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