Knoxville Masters Classic news 2008-04-20

REV. MARK AMENDA, GREG RILAT & KRAMER WILLIAMSON ADD NAMES TO KNOXVILLE MASTERS CLASSIC ENTRY LIST KNOXVILLE, IOWA (April 20, 2008) - Low-buck veteran Reverend Mark Amenda of Illinois, current American Sprint Car Series (ASCS)...

REV. MARK AMENDA, GREG RILAT & KRAMER WILLIAMSON ADD NAMES TO KNOXVILLE MASTERS CLASSIC ENTRY LIST

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (April 20, 2008) - Low-buck veteran Reverend Mark Amenda of Illinois, current American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) Gulf South Region points runner-up Greg Rilat of Texas, and 2008 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Kramer Williamson of Pennsylvania have all officially entered the sixteenth annual Knoxville Masters Classic to be run on Friday, May 30, at Knoxville Raceway. Williamson, the runner-up in the inaugural McCroskey Chevrolet Tournament of Champions at Knoxville in 1997, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday afternoon, May 31. In addition, Indy 500 veteran Johnny Parsons, Jr., and 1983 Eldora Nationals winner Gary Lynch are both seeking quality rides in the winged 360-cubic-inch sprint car race for drivers age fifty and over.

According to Knoxville's director of racing Ralph Capitani, "We are thrilled to welcome Kramer Williamson back to Knoxville Raceway. He was active here in 1983 and '84, while driving for fellow Hall of Famer Bob Trostle. And his ToC runner-up to Greg Coverdale in 1997, representing the United Racing Club, was very impressive. In addition, it will be fun the have the 'racin' reverend' Mark Amenda and last year's fifth place Masters finisher Greg Rilat back in the pits at the Sprint Car Capital of the World."

Kramer will wheel his own Armourboard-sponsored, Riders-powered KramerKraft chassis in the Classic, while Amenda will mount the United Methodist Motorsports Ministry Maxim, which is powered by a Larry Lalonde-built engine. Rilat will be aboard his CnB Mushroom Farms-sponsored Triple X chassis powered by Motor Mike. Greg Rilat is the father of ASCS veteran Travis Rilat. Entry forms for the Masters Classic can be found on www.knoxvilleraceway.com under the 'Entry Forms' tab.

Knoxville Raceway will host an open track practice for the Masters Classic competitors on Thursday, May 29, from 7 until 9 p.m. The Knoxville Masters Classic & 305 Shootout will take place on Friday, May 30, starting at 6:45 p.m. The Carquest Night of 360- and 410-cubic-inch sprinters will conclude the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction weekend of racing on Saturday, May 31, also starting at 6:45 p.m.

For information on the Knoxville Masters Classic & 305 Shootout on Friday, May 30, and the Carquest Night of winged 360- and 410 c.i. sprint car racing on Saturday, May 31, at the Knoxville Raceway, individuals are urged to visit the track's web site at www.knoxvilleraceway.com. For tickets to the nineteenth National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction banquet, to take place in the Dyer-Hudson Building on the Marion County Fairgrounds on Saturday afternoon, May 31, individuals are urged to call Lori DeMoss at 1-800-874-4488 or e-mail her at ldemoss@sprintcarhof.com. The banquet will be co-emceed by Dr. Pat Sullivan and Tom Savage. Tickets are just twenty dollars each, but they need to be reserved in advance.

-credit: knoxville

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Series Sprint
Drivers Travis Rilat
Teams Williams