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  • Brian Brown - Second at Missouri State Fair!

    Brian Brown - Second at Missouri State Fair!

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    (Bill W) August 23, 2017 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team had a typical strong showing at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia last weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series.  The Grain Valley, Missouri driver posted a second-place finish.  The team heads to Knoxville more »

  • Brady Bacon - 13 Nights in August!

    Brady Bacon - 13 Nights in August!

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    (Bill W) August 22, 2017 – Thirteen of the first nineteen nights in August were spent on a racetrack for Brady Bacon.  Eight events in Nebraska, Kansas and Pennyslvania were USAC midget shows aboard the Frank Manafort Racing #76M team.  Four nights were spent at the Knoxville Raceway during Southern Iowa more »

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  • Mark Dobmeier - Hard Charge with Outlaws

    Mark Dobmeier - Hard Charge with Outlaws

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    (Bill W) August 22, 2017 – Mark Dobmeier and the Jimco Racing/Polaris #13 team put themselves behind the 8-ball with the World of Outlaws last Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks.  The rebounded, however, with a run from 21st to sixth in the feature.  The Grand Forks driver will more »

  • Caleb Martin - Fourth in Corpus Christi/Near Miss in Waco!

    Caleb Martin - Fourth in Corpus Christi/Near Miss in Waco!

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    (Bill W) August 22, 2017 – Caleb Martin could taste his first sprint car victory last Friday night at the Heart O’ Texas Speedway in Waco.  Unfortunately, a blown right rear tire derailed him.  He rebounded Saturday night at the South Texas Speedway near Corpus Christi with a fourth-place finish.  The more »

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  • Sam Hafertepe Jr. - Best of Show at Missouri State Fair!

    Sam Hafertepe Jr. - Best of Show at Missouri State Fair!

    Monday, August 21, 2017

    (Bill W) August 21, 2017 – Sam Hafertepe Jr. and the Keith Dobbs #15H team made the most of their visit to the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia on Sunday.  The Sunnyvale, Texas native took home the $3,000 to win feature event, and extended his lead with the Lucas Oil more »

  • Knoxville Next/Route 66 IRA Added for Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by Open Wheel 101!

    Knoxville Next/Route 66 IRA Added for Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by Open Wheel 101!

    Monday, August 21, 2017

    Knoxville Next/Route 66 IRA Added for Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by Open Wheel 101!   Associate Sponsors: Hoseheads.com, TheCushion.com, Buckeye Threads. Front Row Challenge Product Sponsor: EMi   (Bill W) August 21, 2017 – Season Championship Night at the Knoxville Raceway is up next for more »

  • Gio Scelzi Sweeps Sprint Invaders at 34 Raceway!

    Gio Scelzi Sweeps Sprint Invaders at 34 Raceway!

    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    (Bill W) West Burlington, IA, August 19, 2017 – First impressions can be long-lasting, and Fresno, California left a strong one Saturday night with the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.  The fifteen-year-old driver won his heat, the Dash and the 25-lap main event aboard the BDS more »

  • Jamie Ball Wins Wild Sprint Invaders Feature in Donnellson!

    Jamie Ball Wins Wild Sprint Invaders Feature in Donnellson!

    Friday, August 18, 2017

    (Bill W) Donnellson, IA, August 18, 2017 – Jamie Ball survived and won a feature that saw about everything when the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders visited the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa Friday night.  It was the third career Sprint Invaders win for the Knoxville, Iowa native, who earned $1,500 aboard more »

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  • Bailey Goldesberry - So Close at Jacksonville!

    Bailey Goldesberry - So Close at Jacksonville!

    Thursday, August 17, 2017

    (Bill W) June 26, 2017 – Bailey Goldesberry led most of the way in the 305 sprint car feature last Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois, only to be passed late in the going.  The second-place finish marks Bailey’s best sprint car finish though, and it gives here momentum heading into more »

  • Wednesdays with Wayne - 360 Podium Highlights Knoxville!

    Wednesdays with Wayne - 360 Podium Highlights Knoxville!

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    (Bill W) August 16, 2017 – Wayne Johnson and the Two-C Racing #2c team had a successful Sprintweek in Iowa.  After racking up a podium finish in the 360 Nationals at Knoxville Raceway, the Oklahoma City driver backed that up by qualifying for the finale of the 410 Knoxville Nationals.  Unfortunately, more »

  • Sam Hafertepe Jr. - A Tale of Two Heats at Knoxville!

    Sam Hafertepe Jr. - A Tale of Two Heats at Knoxville!

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    (Bill W) August 16, 2017 – Sam Hafertepe Jr. and the Keith Dobbs #15H team turned in a strong two weeks at the Knoxville Raceway.  The Sunnyvale, Texas driver fell one spot short in his heat races in both the 360 and 410 Nationals, and that was a deciding factor in more »

  • Mark Dobmeier - Strong Knoxville Nationals Precedes River Cities Outlaws!

    Mark Dobmeier - Strong Knoxville Nationals Precedes River Cities Outlaws!

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    (Bill W) August 16, 2017 – Mark Dobmeier and the Jimco Racing/Polaris #13 turned in a strong Knoxville Nationals performance.  After nearly winning the prelim on Thursday, the Grand Forks, North Dakota native would checker 12th in Saturday’s championship event.  This Friday night, he’ll take on the World of Outlaws at more »

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  • TKS Motorsports - Putting In in the Show!

    TKS Motorsports - Putting In in the Show!

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    (Bill W) August 15, 2017 – The TKS Motorsports #2KS team and driver Austin McCarl turned in a great Capitani Classic and Knoxville Nationals at the Knoxville Raceway last week.  After finishing fifth in the “Cappy”, the Altoona, Iowa driver locked himself into Saturday night’s championship event.  The team is tentatively more »

  • Tuesdays with TMAC - Sprintweek a Success!

    Tuesdays with TMAC - Sprintweek a Success!

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    (Bill W) August 15, 2017 – Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports #24 team capped off a successful Knoxville Nationals by making the championship finale.  After promoting what many said was one of the best Front Row Challenge’s in history, the Altoona, Iowa driver put himself on the third row of more »

  • Brian Brown - Mr. Sprint Car!

    Brian Brown - Mr. Sprint Car!

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    (Bill W) August 15, 2017 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team put together an outstanding two weeks of racing and they were rewarded with the 2017 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award.  Highlights of the week included winning the Capitani Classic, finishing second in the 360 Nationals, more »

  • Donny Schatz Wins Knoxville Nationals as Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by Open Wheel 101 Heads North!

    Donny Schatz Wins Knoxville Nationals as Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by Open Wheel 101 Heads North!

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    Associate Sponsors: Hoseheads.com, TheCushion.com, Buckeye Threads. Front Row Challenge Product Sponsor: EMi   (Bill W) August 15, 2017 – Daryn Pittman and Jason Johnson were new winners with the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com, as the action was hot and heavy over two weeks, culminating with the more »

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  • Brian Brown Tops Greg Hodnett and Brad Sweet in 16th Annual Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Title!

    Brian Brown Tops Greg Hodnett and Brad Sweet in 16th Annual Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Title!

    Monday, August 14, 2017

    (Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 14, 2017 – Brian Brown was awarded with the 2017 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award Saturday night at the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores.  The Grain Valley, Missouri driver had a consistent fortnight that was topped with a win more »

  • Donny Schatz Makes It an Even Ten Knoxville Nationals Victories!

    Donny Schatz Makes It an Even Ten Knoxville Nationals Victories!

    Saturday, August 12, 2017

    by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 12, 2017) – Donny Schatz continues to add to his legendary resume at the Knoxville Raceway, as he took his tenth career championship in the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores Saturday night at the more »

  • Jason Johnson Wins Feature and World Challenge Friday on FVP Night at the 57th Annual Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s General Stores!

    Jason Johnson Wins Feature and World Challenge Friday on FVP Night at the 57th Annual Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s General Stores!

    Friday, August 11, 2017

    Schuchart, Reutzel, Eliason Also Lock Themselves into Finale!   by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert    KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 11, 2017) – Like an Iowa cyclone, Jason Johnson ambushed the competition Friday at Knoxville Raceway on FVP Night at the 57th Annual Knoxville Nationals presented by more »

  • David Gravel is Perfect on Toyota Night #2 at the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Naitonals presented by Casey

    David Gravel is Perfect on Toyota Night #2 at the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Naitonals presented by Casey's General Stores!

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert    KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 10, 2017) – David Gravel swept Toyota Night #2 at the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores Thursday night at Knoxville Raceway.  After setting quick time, the Watertown, Connecticut native won his heat more »

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