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  • Wednesday is Rock Island County Fair

    Wednesday is Rock Island County Fair's East Moline Speedway for Sprint Invaders!

    Monday, July 19, 2021

    (Bill W) July 19, 2021 – The Sprint Invaders return to the East Moline Speedway for the first time in twelve years this Wednesday night, July 21.  The event paying $2,000 to win on the banked quarter-mile bullring will be a part of the festivities surrounding this year’s Rock Island County more »

  • Jonathan Cornell Puts it All Together to Become First Sprint Invaders Winner in Vinton!

    Jonathan Cornell Puts it All Together to Become First Sprint Invaders Winner in Vinton!

    Sunday, July 4, 2021

    (Bill W) Vinton, IA, July 4, 2021 – With a team put together in the offseason to tackle the Sprint Invaders schedule, Jonathan Cornell struck with a win Sunday night in the Sprint Invaders first ever appearance at the Benton County Speedway in Vinton, Iowa.  The team constructed by Marty Howard, more »

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  • Justin Henderson Provides the Fireworks for $5,000 at Knoxville!

    Justin Henderson Provides the Fireworks for $5,000 at Knoxville!

    Saturday, July 3, 2021

    Cory Eliason Makes Late Pass for Second Career 360 Win; Eric Bridger Wins Second in a Row in Pro Sprints by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 3, 2021) – Justin Henderson led wire to wire to claim the $5,000 410 main event at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday more »

  • Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com Update and Points!

    Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com Update and Points!

    Friday, July 2, 2021

    (Bill W) July 2, 2021, Monroe, IA – With big events at Huset’s Speedway and Jackson Motorplex in the books, the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by OpenWheel101.com will have a bit of a quieter Fourth of July weekend, with the only action happening at Cedar Lake Speedway in Wisconsin and Knoxville more »

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  • Sunday’s “A Celebration at the Bullring” in Vinton Up Next for Sprint Invaders!

    Sunday’s “A Celebration at the Bullring” in Vinton Up Next for Sprint Invaders!

    Thursday, July 1, 2021

    (Bill W) July 1, 2021 – The Sprint Invaders will make their first appearance at the Benton County Speedway this Sunday, July 4.  It’s going to be a huge event, as “A Celebration at the Bullring” will not only include the regular purse and $2,000 to win, but a giant fireworks more »

  • Jamie Ball and Carson McCarl Win 360 Barnburners at Knoxville!

    Jamie Ball and Carson McCarl Win 360 Barnburners at Knoxville!

    Friday, June 18, 2021

    Devin Kline and Eric Bridger Add to Their Win Totals in the Pro Sprints by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 18, 2021) – A thrilling quartet of races greeted Knoxville Raceway fans Friday night as four different drivers celebrated victory!  Jamie Ball won is ninth career feature more »

  • Carson Macedo Sweeps Brownell’s Big Guns Bash with Last Lap Theatrics at Knoxville!

    Carson Macedo Sweeps Brownell’s Big Guns Bash with Last Lap Theatrics at Knoxville!

    Saturday, June 12, 2021

    Dylan Westbrook Wins Last Lap Thriller in the 360 Class As Well by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 12, 2021) – Carson Macedo pulled off a sweep of the Brownell’s Big Guns Bash weekend featuring the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway.  Saturday night, more »

  • Carson Macedo Fires First Shot in Knoxville’s Brownell’s Big Guns Bash!

    Carson Macedo Fires First Shot in Knoxville’s Brownell’s Big Guns Bash!

    Friday, June 11, 2021

    Devin Kline Leads Wire to Wire in Pro Sprints by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 12, 2021) – Carson Macedo’s first 410 win at the Knoxville Raceway was a big one as he took the $10,000 win on the first night of the Brownell’s Big Guns Bash more »

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  • Gio Scelzi Scintillating at Knoxville!

    Gio Scelzi Scintillating at Knoxville!

    Saturday, June 5, 2021

    Clint Garner Makes Hodnett/Swindell Tribute Pay Off in 360’s; Matthew Stelzer Scores Again in Pro Sprints by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 5, 2021) – Gio Scelzi led wire to wire to garner his third career win at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday night.  The Fresno, California native more »

  • Paul Nienhiser Puts the Wing On and Wins Sprint Invaders Opener at 34 Raceway!

    Paul Nienhiser Puts the Wing On and Wins Sprint Invaders Opener at 34 Raceway!

    Sunday, May 30, 2021

    (Bill W) West Burlington, IA, May 30, 2021 – Paul Nienhiser took a break from the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car series Sunday night, and emerged victorious with the Sprint Invaders at 34 Raceway near West Burlington, Iowa.  The win was worth $2,000 for the Chapin, Illinois driver aboard the Scott more »

  • Brad Sweet Invades Knoxville for $5,000 Payday!

    Brad Sweet Invades Knoxville for $5,000 Payday!

    Saturday, May 29, 2021

    Jamie Ball Roars to Another 360 Win; Devin Wignall Leads Wire to Wire in Pro Sprints by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 29, 2021) – A night off from the World of Outlaws paid off for Grass Valley California’s Brad Sweet, as he garnered his seventh career more »

  • Sprint Invaders "Next Level" Season Starts This Weekend in Donnellson and West Burlington!

    Sprint Invaders "Next Level" Season Starts This Weekend in Donnellson and West Burlington!

    Wednesday, May 26, 2021

    (Bill W) May 26, 2021 – The twentieth season of the Sprint Invaders is unquestionably the most anticipated in its history, and it gets underway with a doubleheader this weekend!  In addition to all features paying a minimum of $2,000 to win and $300 to start in 2021, new venues, driver more »

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  • Brian Brown Sweeps Dual Features, Sets New One-Lap Record at Knoxville!

    Brian Brown Sweeps Dual Features, Sets New One-Lap Record at Knoxville!

    Saturday, May 22, 2021

    Ryan Giles Wins 360 Thriller; Tyler Groenendyk Tops Pro Sprints by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 22, 2021) – Vermeer Night at Knoxville Raceway belonged to Brian Brown Saturday night!  The Grain Valley, Missouri native started the evening by besting a fifteen-year-old one-lap track record, and ended more »

  • Races Rained Out After Preliminary Action is Complete!

    Races Rained Out After Preliminary Action is Complete!

    Saturday, May 15, 2021

    410 Feature to be Made Up on May 22 by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 1, 2021) – The races at the Knoxville Raceway were washed out as the feature for the Pace Performance Pro Sprints pushed out on the famous half-mile.  With preliminary action complete, feature more »

  • Lynton Jeffrey Tops Them All at Knoxville!

    Lynton Jeffrey Tops Them All at Knoxville!

    Saturday, May 1, 2021

    Clint Garner Grabs Career Win #41 in 360’s; Matthew Stelzer Wins Again in Pro Sprints by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 1, 2021) – Lynton Jeffrey scored a popular win on Jersey Freeze/Dennison Racing Tees Night Saturday at the Knoxville Raceway.  The Australian now making his home more »

  • Austin McCarl Tops Knoxville with Emotional Win!

    Austin McCarl Tops Knoxville with Emotional Win!

    Saturday, April 24, 2021

    Josh Higday Wins for First Time Since 2010 in 360’s; Matthew Stelzer Back Atop All-Time Win List in Pro Sprints by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 24, 2021) – Austin McCarl registered his fifth career 410 win at Knoxville Saturday night, but it was his first as more »

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  • Sheldon Haudenschild Steals One on Last Lap From Scelzi for $5,000 at Knoxville!

    Sheldon Haudenschild Steals One on Last Lap From Scelzi for $5,000 at Knoxville!

    Saturday, April 17, 2021

    Jamie Ball Cruises to 360 Win; Tyler Groenendyk Chalks Up First Ever Win in Pro Sprints by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 17, 2021) – A large crowd saw Sheldon Haudenschild join his father Jac as a Knoxville Raceway winner by taking the Pella Motors/Kraig Ford Season more »

  • Sixty Drivers Attend Practice at Knoxville!

    Sixty Drivers Attend Practice at Knoxville!

    Friday, April 16, 2021

    by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 16, 2021) – Sixty drivers participated in Thursday’s first night of practice at the Knoxville Raceway.  The quickest lap of the night unofficially went to Austin McCarl at 14.958 seconds on the half-mile.  Jamie Ball unofficially led the 360’s with a lap more »

  • 2021 Purse Increase, Chassis Giveaway Announced for Sprint Invaders!

    2021 Purse Increase, Chassis Giveaway Announced for Sprint Invaders!

    Tuesday, December 15, 2020

    (Bill W) December 15, 2020 – The Sprint Invaders are announcing an increase to their purse structure in 2021!  Already a competitive purse has gotten better, as all events in 2021 will pay a minimum of $2000 and $300 to start! It was also announced that the top more »

  • Kerry Madsen Wins Fourth Straight Midwest Thunder Sprint Series presented by OpenWheel101.com Championship!

    Kerry Madsen Wins Fourth Straight Midwest Thunder Sprint Series presented by OpenWheel101.com Championship!

    Wednesday, October 28, 2020

    (Bill W) October 28, 2020, Monroe, IA – Kerry Madsen of St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia, cemented his fourth straight championship in the Midwest Thunder Sprints Series presented by OpenWheel101.com.  Madsen’s final point total gave him the big cash prize, and put him 99 in front of Hartland, Wisconsin’s Bill more »

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