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  • Lexi Mills - On the Road in 2015!

    Lexi Mills - On the Road in 2015!

    Sunday, May 22, 2016

    “If you’re not lost, you’re not much of an explorer.”  This was the story of our lives last year.  I’ve never known two people who can take more wrong turns, than right…except for my mother and I.  We spent 2015 selling apparel and doing social media updates on race night more »

  • Davey Heskin & Josh Schneiderman Headline Saturday Afternoon

    Davey Heskin & Josh Schneiderman Headline Saturday Afternoon's "Sprint Car 101" at the National Sprint Car Museum!

    Friday, May 20, 2016

    KNOXVILLE, IOWA (May 19, 2016) - Davey Heskin of St. Michael, Minnesota, and Josh Schneiderman of West Burlington, Iowa, will headline this Saturday afternoon's "Sprint Car 101" at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum.  The program will be held on the second floor of the museum from 2 until more »

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    Brandon's Blog - I Need More!

    Sunday, May 15, 2016

    Need More? Hemby Bridge, NC – On Friday morning, the two car team of McLain Motorsports hit the road for Needmore Speedway in Southern Georgia.  The J Team of Jake and Jimmy left around 6AM for some reason.  I guess they wanted to get there on time and maybe have more »

  • "The Thrilla in Knoxvilla"!

    "The Thrilla in Knoxvilla"!

    Sunday, May 15, 2016

    (Bill W) May 15, 2016 - The year was 2006.  The rivalry between Billy Alley and Brian Brown was at its peak.  The culmination saw the closest point battle in Knoxville Raceway history!  This past week, hopefully you were able to see our interview on www.OpenWheel101.com with Billy.  Brian broke more »

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  • National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Induction Banquet Less than a Month Away!

    National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Induction Banquet Less than a Month Away!

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - CONTACT:  BOB BAKER; (641) 842-6176 NATIONAL SPRINT CAR HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BANQUET LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY; TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE KNOXVILLE, IOWA (May 11, 2016) – The 27th annual National Sprint Car Hall of Fame (NSCHoF) induction banquet is less than one month away and more »

  • Lexi Mills - An Introduction

    Lexi Mills - An Introduction

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016

    They say to just live in the moment, don’t just live for the weekends or summer.  When you live a life like mine, it’s hard to not look forward to the next race.  Quite frankly, the minute I leave the last race of that weekend, I’m already counting down the days more »

  • Tim and Jack!

    Tim and Jack!

    Monday, May 9, 2016

    (Bill W) May 9, 2016 – “It’s Racetime in the Valley Here at Knoxville!”  Tim Trier’s voice ran out over the speakers at the Knoxville Raceway one more time last Saturday night, thanks to announcer Tony Bokhoven and videographer Kris Krohn, who dug through his archives.  Tim passed away on more »

  • Brandon

    Brandon's Blog - Haulin' Butt to Momma's House...

    Sunday, May 8, 2016

    Hemby Bridge, NC – Wednesday morning around midnight, I rolled into my brother’s driveway just east of Charlotte to start another long adventure as KKR delivery men. First stop found us in Mooresville to trade in a 1992 F-150 that pisses oil over neighboring highway travelers for a 2018 Chevy more »

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  • Bill W - Living the Dream!

    Bill W - Living the Dream!

    Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    (Bill W) May 4, 2016 - The first race I ever saw at Knoxville Raceway was really an accident.  Doug Wolfgang and car owner Bob Trostle had been on a tear.  It was July 9, 1977 and I was a whopping six years old!  My parents were not race fans…quite more »

  • Brandon

    Brandon's Blog - Knoxville Nationals

    Sunday, April 24, 2016

    Knoxville Nationals… Hemby Bridge, NC – Every year Pete and the United Sprint Car Series schedule a Friday and Saturday night show, usually in mid-April, in towns South of Knoxville, Tennessee. Every year heading that way, I have to hear dad tell me of the time him and his dad more »

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    Brandon's Blog - Terry Gray...

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    Terry Gray… Hemby Bridge, NC – Showed up at Anderson Speedway in South Carolina on Friday afternoon for the general purpose of selling some asphalt front ends and tires from my 2014 USCS asphalt campaign to other local sprinters who wanted to take their talents from the dirt to asphalt more »

  • Brandon

    Brandon's Blog - The Streak is Over!

    Sunday, April 10, 2016

    The Streak is Over! Hemby Bridge, NC – Brandon McLain, me, has been coming to the “Speedway of the Carolinas”, aka Carolina Speedway, since 2003 and never once, not even one time, seen the feature checkered flag. Since his Junior year of college, Brandon (myself) has blown a tire more »

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  • Sprint Car 101 Forums Set for March through September of 2016

    Sprint Car 101 Forums Set for March through September of 2016

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum’s popular series of monthly Sprint Car 101 forums has been scheduled for the spring and summer of 2016, with the Knoxville-based programs moving to select Saturday afternoons in May, June and July.  The schedule is as more »

  • Brandon

    Brandon's Blog - The 16 Days of Yuma...

    Wednesday, January 13, 2016

    The16 Days of Yuma… Hemby Bridge, NC – As of now, everyone concerned about the races at Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, Arizona over the last two weeks know about the races at Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, Arizona over the last two weeks. Today, I’m writing about mine and my more »

  • Eight Announced as National Sprint Car Hall of Fame "Class of 2016"

    Eight Announced as National Sprint Car Hall of Fame "Class of 2016"

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the names of its eight inductees for 2016.  Those that will be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 4, during the twenty-seventh annual ceremonies in Knoxville, Iowa, are: more »

  • The Green Ranger!

    The Green Ranger!

    Friday, July 2, 2004

    (Bill W) The rust is spreading a bit.  The noises are more frequent and a little louder.  The knob on the gear shift pops off and vibrates.  Dust is thick on the dashboard.  The play in the steering wheel is noticeably greater.  The gas mileage isn’t what it once was.  more »

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  • Dusty Zomer - No Ordinary Rookie

    Dusty Zomer - No Ordinary Rookie

    Friday, June 25, 2004

    (Bill W) Watching rookies learn the ropes at Knoxville can be a painful process.  The famous half-mile does not usually smile on newcomers.  As the tracks get drier, rookies tend to slip, slide and throw out the anchor, if not worse.  Eighteen year old, Dusty Zomer, is an exception to that more »

  • Knoxville Celebrates 25 Years of Its Hall of Fame

    Knoxville Celebrates 25 Years of Its Hall of Fame

    Friday, June 18, 2004

    (Bill W) In 1979, the Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame was born.  Eighteen members were inducted.  Drivers Greg and Kenny Weld, Kenny Crook, Dean Sylvester, Danny Richardson, Bud McCune, Gordon Woolley, Earl Wagner, Ken Gritz, Dick Sutcliffe and Thad Dosher were enshrined.  These eleven drivers accounted for 158 feature wins at more »

  • A Look at the 2004 360 Nationals!

    A Look at the 2004 360 Nationals!

    Friday, June 11, 2004

    (Bill W) Risking doom to whoever I predict to do well, I have decided to take a look at the 360 Nationals.  To pick a winner would be foolhardy at best.  With those expected to tow to the half-mile this weekend (and the unknown), it is the toughest race of more »

  • Smooth Programs, New Rules, Surging Newcomers and Plenty of Racing

    Smooth Programs, New Rules, Surging Newcomers and Plenty of Racing

    Friday, May 28, 2004

    5/28/04 Smooth Programs, New Rules, Surging Newcomers and Plenty of Racing Knoxville has been keeping the program rolling, that’s for sure.  Say what you want about other tracks, but Knoxville gets it done.  Though rain has been in the area two out of the last three more »

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