Loren Langerud of Harwood, N.D., a three-time winner this season on the WISSOTA sprint car trail, is the latest driver to file an entry for the fourth Brodix Tournament of Champions (ToC) invitational for winged 360-cubic-inch sprint cars and ...
Loren Langerud of Harwood, N.D., a three-time winner this season on the WISSOTA sprint car trail, is the latest driver to file an entry for the fourth Brodix Tournament of Champions (ToC) invitational for winged 360-cubic-inch sprint cars and stars. The $4,000-to-win event, set for Sunday, August 4, at the Knoxville Raceway, is quickly becoming 'the 360 show of the season' as entries were also received this week from Jake Peters of South Dakota, Brian Brown, Randy Combs, Mike Trent and Doug Wilson of Missouri, Roger Rager of Minnesota, and Mike Houseman of Iowa. Brown, who is Danny Lasoski's nephew, is the defending Winged Outlaw Warriors (WOW) point champion, although he is competing regularly this year under the Knoxville Raceway banner.
Langerud, with WISSOTA wins already this season at West Fargo, N.D. (twice), and Ashland, Wisc., is entered in the B&L Racing's Miller Lite- sponsored Ostrich-powered J&J chassis sprinter. Peters' Singer/Eagle sprinter, a winner already this year at West Fargo, is sponsored by Folkens Brothers Trucking and T&P Quality Construction. Knoxville and Sedalia, Mo., WOW feature winner Brian Brown is entered in Danny Lasoski's American Compressed Steel-sponsored Kistler/Eagle sprint. WOW point leader Mike Trent is racing John Hillman's Campbell Automotive Singer-powered J&J, and has one win to his credit at Holts Summit, Mo.
Rager, a former Indianapolis 500 starter, will wheel the the Butch Donahue Harley-Davidson/Delano Sports Center Weseman/Schnee sprinter. Doug Wilson is running his parents' JS Machine/Eagle 360 c.i. sprint car, which is sponsored by McDonald's, Moore's Auto Care, Henderson Oil and McKnight Tire. Houseman wheels a Carroll-Kinser/American Challenge machine, and Randy Combs utilizes a Devout Firearms & Fine Jewelry Wesmar/Eagle sprinter.
The Brodix Tournament of Champions brings together ten cars each from the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), Knoxville Raceway, Empire Super Sprints (ESS) and the United Racing Club (URC), and three cars each from WISSOTA, Nebraska Sprint Car Association (NSCA) and WOW.
According to ToC coordinator Tom Schmeh, "It will be interesting to see which club has the top drivers at this year's Tournament. The National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders are the defending champions from Limaland in 1999, but the ASCS was the top club at Eldora in '98, and the Knoxville regulars successfully defended their home turf in '97. And it will be fun having the WOW, NSCA, and WISSOTA teams racing together under the 'Best of the Midwest' banner."
Those wishing to see the current entry list for the fourth Brodix Tournament of Champions are urged to visit www.knoxvilleraceway.com or www.sprintcarhof.com.