By Jill Haverkamp
KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 19, 2013) – The 53rd Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals and 23rd Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals will draw more than 100,000 sprint car racing fans from around the world to witness the most prestigious and largest open wheel dirt track races in the sport. The 10-days of racing kicks off with the Knoxville 360 Nationals (Aug. 1-3), followed by the 2nd Annual Capitani Classic (Aug. 4), 16th Annual Front Row Challenge with wings (Aug. 5 at the Southern Iowa Speedway), 10th Annual Ultimate Challenge without wings (Aug. 6 at the Southern Iowa Speedway), and culminating with the 53rd Annual Knoxville Nationals (Aug. 7-10).
53rd Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals – Aug. 7-10
More than 100 drivers are set to compete for a $1,000,000 purse and the esteemed title of FVP Knoxville Nationals Champion. While defending Knoxville Nationals champion Donny Schatz has won six of the last seven years, many drivers this year are in close contention to take over sprint car racing’s premiere title. The stage is set for one of the most competitive Nationals to date.
Wednesday and Thursday racing events include hot laps, qualifications, last chance heats, 5 heats, C feature, B feature, and A feature. Friday racing events feature a format, which will see the top four finishers from the A-Main move into spots 17-20 in Saturday’s A-Main. Friday’s events will consist of qualifying, heats, C, 2 B’s, and A-Main, as well as the SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge where one of the top three finishers could be the 25th starting position in Saturday’s A-Main. Saturday races will include the E feature, D feature, C feature, B feature, and the FVP Knoxville Nationals Championship feature.
The Knoxville Nationals combine racing with a cultural festival featuring parades, live music, camping, food, and expositions. Special events outside the races include pancake breakfasts, past Nationals racing film showings, wine and beer tastings, fan fests, pit gate parties, and much more.
Get more information on format, purse breakdown, pre-entries, and schedule of events at http://www.
Tickets: Single day and 4-day passes are now available. All tickets are reserved seating and range from $39-$190. Purchase at the box office or online at http://knoxvilleraceway.
23rd Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals – Aug. 1-3
The 360 Knoxville Nationals is a three-day format with a total payout of $101,890. Points mean everything and every wheel turned on the track meaning points, there is no time for a break. Thursday and Friday events include hot laps, qualifications, last chance heats (if needed), 5 heats, C feature, B feature, and A feature. Saturday events are the E feature, D feature, C feature, B feature, and Knoxville Nationals Championship feature.
Some of these drivers will switch to 410s for the Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series event on Sunday, August 4, followed by the two-day show at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa for the 16th Annual Front Row Challenge with wings and the 10th Annual Ultimate Challenge without wings. From there it’s back to Knoxville Raceway for the 53rd Annual Knoxville Nationals.
Get more information on format, purse breakdown, pre-entries, and events at http://www.
Tickets: Single day and 3-day passes are now available. General admission and reserved seats are available and range from $20-$72. Discounted teen and kids tickets are also available. Purchase at the box office or online at http://knoxvilleraceway.
For more information on the Front Row Challenge and Ultimate Challenge at the Southern Iowa Speedway visit http://www.oskyspeedway.
About Knoxville Raceway
Since 1954, fans have flocked to Knoxville Raceway to experience the most exhilarating and intense dirt track racing in the world. Top drivers come to Knoxville, Iowa, to compete for prestigious racing titles in events like the Knoxville Nationals, Knoxville Championship Cup Series and the Late Model Knoxville Nationals. As the Sprint Car Capital of the World, Knoxville Raceway has developed into a tradition, legacy and leader in dirt track and open wheel racing.