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    Long-time Knoxville Raceway Track Announcer Tim Trier remembered

    May 1, 2016

    By Track Historians Bob Wilson and Eric Arnold (Knoxville, IA) — We are all deeply saddened to pass on the news that long-time announcer Tim Trier has lost his battle with cancer. Tim was a beloved announcer at Knoxville Raceway from 1979-1992, and again during the 1999 season. Tim grew up in the 1960’s watching […]

  • MadsenIanHowkApr23

    Madsen, Zomer show the way at Knoxville

    April 24, 2016

    By Bill Wright (Knoxville, IA) — Ian Madsen scored his sixth career win at the Knoxville Raceway in front of another big crowd on Earth Day Night Saturday. The first 300 fans in attendance received a tree from the Arbor Day Foundation. The St. Mary’s, New South Wales driver hopes using a restart to shoot […]

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    Lasoski, Clauson top Knoxville opening night mains

    April 17, 2016

    By Bill Wright (Knoxville, IA) — A beautiful spring Iowa evening welcomed the 2016 sprint car season at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday! Pella Motors Night saw action from beginning to end. At the conclusion of the night, Dover, Missouri’s Danny Lasoski was atop the podium in the 410 class. It was the “Dude’s” 107th career […]

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    Knoxville Raceway Kick-Off Party and Town Hall Meeting April 15

    April 6, 2016

    By Knoxville Raceway PR (Knoxville, IA) — Join the Knoxville Raceway staff and your fellow friends and race fans for a season kick-off party and town hall meeting on Friday, April 15 at 7pm, local time. The event will begin with a town hall-style meeting at Dyer-Hudson Hall where fans can openly ask questions and […]

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    Knoxville Raceway Hall of Famer Leonard McCarl passes

    March 31, 2016

    By Knoxville Raceway PR (Knoxville, IA) — We are saddened to learn of the passing of Knoxville Raceway Hall of Famer Lenard McCarl. Our deepest sympathies go out to his wife Judy, sons Terry, Kenny, daughter Cindy, and their entire family. Lenard was a driver, owner, builder and mechanic. He first came to Knoxville during […]

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    Knoxville Raceway announces 2016 changes

    December 22, 2015

    By Knoxville Raceway PR (Knoxville, IA) — Knoxville raceway officials have released rule changes for all three sprint car divisions for the 2016 season. The majority of rule changes are safety related to protect both the competitors and the fans. In 2016, kingpin tethers will be required in all classes, as well as steel fasteners […]

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    Legendary car builder and builder Bob Trostle passes away at 82

    November 22, 2015

    From KnoxvilleRaceway.com (Knoxville, IA) — One of the most important figures in Knoxville Raceway history Bob Trostle passed away on Saturday following a lengthy illness. “All of us at Knoxville Raceway and the members of the Marion County Fair Board are deeply saddened by the passing of Bob Trostle,” from a statement on the track’s […]

  • KnoxvilleBanquestNov21

    Lasoski, Garner, Alexander honored at 2015 Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup Series Banquet

    November 22, 2015

    By Bill Wright (Altoona, IA) — Nearly $300,000 in cash and contingencies were handed out Saturday night, November 21 at the 2015 Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup Series Banquet! The event, held at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa played host to 700 attendees. The contingency package was headlined by a giveaway of eight […]

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    Marion County Fair Association finalizes Knoxville Raceway management staff

    November 14, 2015

    By Knoxville Raceway/Spire Sports + Entertainment (Knoxville, IA) — The Marion County Fair Association has finalized the management staff of Knoxville Raceway for the 2016 racing season. Spire Sports + Entertainment, a leading athlete management and consulting company in the motorsports industry, has joined Race Director John McCoy and Business Manager Gary Schumacher to manage […]

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    Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals today on MAVTV

    October 29, 2015

    By Lucas Oil Speedway PR (Waycross, GA) — The 12th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals – Presented by E3 Spark Plugs will air on MAVTV Motorsports Network Thursday, October 29th at 6:00PM ET/PT and 9:00PM ET/PT. Knoxville Raceway has provided some of the best racing in the country for over 60 years. Dirt late model […]

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    Winner’s payday rises for 2016 ASCS Knoxville Nationals

    October 28, 2015

    By Bryan Hulbert, Lucas Oil ASCS PR (Tulsa, OK) — The 2016 schedule for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network is taking shape with several crown jewel events in the works. Chief among those is the annual stop at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World” with the […]

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    Knoxville and Jackson combine to host over 20 NSL events in 2016

    October 15, 2015

    By Bill Wright (Windom, MN) — The FVP National Sprint League will continue its strong alliance with the Knoxville Raceway and Jackson Speedway in 2016. The two tracks will host over twenty races combined for the 410 NSL Series next season. The tracks will race on Friday and Saturday, creating great weekends of 410 excitement […]

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    Jared Landers thrills in first Knoxville Late Model Nationals win

    September 27, 2015

    By Bill Wright (Knoxville, IA) — Persistence paid off for Batesville, Arkansas’s Jared Landers Saturday night at the 12th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores.  Landers drove a steady race, snatched the lead with eight circuits to go and captured one of the crown jewels in late model racing.  He […]

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    Chad Simpson brings Knoxville to its feet Friday at Late Model Knoxville Nationals

    September 26, 2015

    By Bill Wright (Knoxville, IA) — Chad Simpson scored one for the “Hawkeye State” Friday night on Night #2 of the 12th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores.  The Mount Vernon, Iowa native passed race-long leader, Mike Marlar with two laps to go to score a huge win and put […]