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  • IRA on Three-Night Iowa Swing

    IRA on Three-Night Iowa Swing

    Friday, May 14, 2004

    5/14/04 IRA On Three-Night Iowa Swing When the Interstate Racing Association (IRA) made its first tow to Knoxville in 1999, not many Iowans could tell you who they were, where they came from, or why they were here.  A lot has changed in five years.  Under more »

  • 2004: New Track, Newcomers and Old Dogs with New Tricks

    2004: New Track, Newcomers and Old Dogs with New Tricks

    Friday, May 7, 2004

    5/7/04 2004: New Track, Newcomers and Old Dogs with New Tricks It was cold and it was long, but those who made it to the end, were fully satisfied. For the Knoxville faithful, it had been eight long months without smelling the methanol and more »

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  • 25 Years of Spring with the WoO at Knoxville

    25 Years of Spring with the WoO at Knoxville

    Friday, April 30, 2004

    4/30/04   25 Years of Spring with the WoO at Knoxville   This year marks the 25th anniversary of the World of Outlaws first spring feature here at Knoxville.  A lot has changed since April 12, 1979, but some of the same competitors are still around more »

  • Let the Mud Fly!

    Let the Mud Fly!

    Friday, April 16, 2004

    4/16/04   Let the Mud Fly!   Practice night is upon us, and it’s time to try and hash out what we’ll be treated to on a weekly basis here at Knoxville.  No less than five heavyweight rookies in the 410 class, and a former champion more »

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  • Knoxville...2003 in Review!

    Knoxville...2003 in Review!

    Saturday, November 15, 2003

    by Bill W   The banquet is Saturday, so I thought it might be time to hand out my semi-annual awards for this year’s season at Knoxville.  It is always hard to bring a year to a close and face the cold winter, but this year saw exceptional more »

  • Wayne Johnson Adds to Nationals Memories

    Wayne Johnson Adds to Nationals Memories

    Monday, August 18, 2003

    (Bill W) The Knoxville Nationals oozes of history. The legends that have won this event are forever etched in our memories. But they are only a small part of what makes the Nationals the event that it is. It’s about a driver from Australia piecing together equipment in the US to more »

  • Seth Brahmer Returns to Knoxville

    Seth Brahmer Returns to Knoxville

    Sunday, August 3, 2003

    Knoxville is familiar ground for the Nebraska based Brahmer racing family. Seth Brahmer will tackle the half-mile with earnest in this weekend’s 360 Brodix Tournament of Champions representing the Nebraska-based ESTS (Eagle Sprint Touring Series). The Tournament brings together the best 360 racing has to offer, inviting members from Knoxville, ASCS, more »

  • Unpredictability is Certain in This Weekend

    Unpredictability is Certain in This Weekend's Pella Corp Classic

    Friday, August 1, 2003

    One thing is certain about the 1200 pound nationals, turned 1200 pound Pella Corporation Nationals, to this year’s Pella Corporation Classic.  It’s going to be thrilling and unpredictable.  The event is only in its third year, but surprises, controversy and just plain good racing have been the norm in this event.  more »

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  • Halfway Home

    Halfway Home

    Wednesday, June 25, 2003

    It’s hard to believe the Mid-Season Championship is upon us already.  Looking back on the first half of the season, it’s been a year of surprises and great racing.  The drivers will tell you they don’t look at points until the season’s end, but you know they’re paying attention at the more »

  • Doug Wilson Ready to Bounce Back from Slow Start

    Doug Wilson Ready to Bounce Back from Slow Start

    Thursday, June 12, 2003

    Doug Wilson is flying under the radar heading into the 360 Nationals, through no fault of his own.  A year ago, he was a local everyone was looking towards as the Nationals approached.  If anyone has the shadow of bad luck this season, it’s Wilson.  After a strong fifth place run more »

  • Oh What A Time We

    Oh What A Time We've Had!

    Sunday, June 1, 2003

    “Knoxville”……in sprint car circles around the world, you may as well be saying, “Heaven”. This week we celebrate fifty years of greatness. When I was five years old, all I knew was Knoxville was a short drive from our Monroe home. It was where we watched drive-in movies and got groceries more »

  • Randy Martin Looking for Improvement in 2003!

    Randy Martin Looking for Improvement in 2003!

    Friday, May 23, 2003

    by Bill Wright Mastering the 410 class has been no easy task for California, MO pilot Randy Martin. "We chased this deal all year last year. Davey Whitworth even helped us out towards the end of the year. We were starting to figure things out there at the end of more »

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  • IRA Making a Mark

    IRA Making a Mark

    Friday, May 23, 2003

    by Bill Wright "Where did all these cars come from?" That was a question I heard murmuring through the crowd on Maytag's night at the races, May 17. Also heard from the throng was, "What is this IRA thing?" I'm glad you asked. The IRA (Interstate Racing Association) is more »

  • Mike Houseman: Message Delivered!

    Mike Houseman: Message Delivered!

    Thursday, May 15, 2003

    by Bill Wright Mike Houseman has accepted Brian Ridge’s offer…..finally. Ridge, impressed with Houseman’s determination a couple of years ago, called to offer him some much needed help with the race team. The only problem was when Ridge called the house, it was Mike’s son who answered…………and never gave dad more »

  • Veteran Car Owner and Driver Team Up

    Veteran Car Owner and Driver Team Up

    Thursday, May 15, 2003

    by Bill Wright Legendary car owner Bob Vielhauer has returned to weekly racing at Knoxville. Many remember the drivers he has brought here to pilot his #12x on a weekly basis included his son Billy Vielhauer and Oklahoma City’s “Champagne” Shane Carson. Bob has tapped Okie City again this year more »

  • Weighing In!

    Weighing In!

    Thursday, April 24, 2003

    by Bill Wright   As the World of Outlaws invade the Knoxville Raceway this Friday and Saturday, a new hope is in the air for our local competitors in the form of………..weight? That’s right; the WoO has implemented a 1375 pound weight limit (with driver). This new rule provides more »

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  • Let the Big Dogs Off the Porch!

    Let the Big Dogs Off the Porch!

    Thursday, April 3, 2003

    by Bill Wright Can you smell the fumes? I can! Another week will find the sprinters tearing it up around Iowa. The Southern Iowa Speedway will hold a practice session on Wednesday night, the 9th. There should be plenty of sprinters on hand to practice up for the April more »

  • Ryan Menninga Lands on His Feet!

    Ryan Menninga Lands on His Feet!

    Tuesday, August 20, 2002

    by Bill W Last winter Ryan Menninga wasn’t sure where, when or even if he would drive a sprint again.  Enter Steve Wares.  The long-time and now retired driver decided to get into the owner side rather than the owner/driver combination he had been doing for years.  Two weeks more »

  • Chad Kemenah Aims for 1200 Pound Title!

    Chad Kemenah Aims for 1200 Pound Title!

    Tuesday, July 2, 2002

    Kemenah aims for 1200 pound title By Bill W: Running with the All Stars amongst family and friends is just fine with Chad Kemenah. Many drivers insist that they want to move “up the ladder.” Though Kemenah would look at such opportunities, the Findlay, OH native more »

  • Storm Warning!

    Storm Warning!

    Monday, July 1, 2002

    Storm Warning By Bill W: We have been witnessing the "calm before the storm" here at Knoxville this season. June 14 witnessed the long awaited return of "The Storm" Tony Norem to Knoxville. The 32 year old sprint pilot from Dassell, MN returned in what could more »

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