From Knoxville Raceway
KNOXVILLE, IOWA – September 28, 2011 – The Marion County Fair Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Toby Kruse has been hired as General Manager and Promoter of the Knoxville Raceway and Marion County Fair. Kruse’s selection to replace current Promoter Ralph Capitani was unanimously approved by the Marion County Fair Board.
“Although it has been a very long process, we feel we have been successful in choosing the best candidate for the job,” stated Board President, Terry Harvey. “We look forward to the planning process with Mr. Kruse in the off-season so we can kick off the 2012 schedule with a bang.”
Toby Kruse brings a wealth of experience to the Knoxville Raceway, including directing events at Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, IMCA Late Model series events, and events at the Buena Vista and Marshalltown Speedways. Kruse has also been honored as a Racing Promotion Monthly’s Regional Promoter of the Year.
“During the interview process we went into the suites overlooking the track to look out over the facility, and to imagine the rich tradition and history here at the Knoxville Raceway leaves me with a sense of awe,” said Kruse. “I am honored to have been selected from so many qualified candidates and look forward to the challenges that lie ahead.”
Knoxville Raceway’s premier events include the 52nd Goodyear Knoxville Nationals (August 8-11, 2012), the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals (August 2-4, 2012), the Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals and the Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series. Knoxville Raceway conducts events from late April to early October each year.