Knoxville pre-race notes

TULSA, Okla. (July 28, 2005) -- The drivers of the American Sprint Car Series are gearing up for four nights of racing action at the famed Knoxville Raceway at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, IA, beginning next Thursday night. After...

TULSA, Okla. (July 28, 2005) -- The drivers of the American Sprint Car Series are gearing up for four nights of racing action at the famed Knoxville Raceway at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, IA, beginning next Thursday night.

After this weekend's action at Oklahoma City and Tulsa on Friday and Saturday, then next Wednesday's stop at Nebraska Raceway Park's I-80 Speedway, it's time for Knoxville's 360 Nationals and the Brodix Tournament of Champions.

Featuring a winner's share of $10,000 and a total purse in excess of $80,000, the 15th running of Knoxville's 360 Nationals will take place on Thursday and Friday, August 4 and 5. Thursday's event will feature a full program of qualifying including heats and features that will set Friday night's championship feature lineups.

A total of 108 drivers from 21 different states as well as Canada, New Zealand and Australia have submitted entries for Knoxville's 360 Nationals, with Friday's card to be aired the following Thursday, August 11, on Speed Channel from 8:00-10:00 p.m.

Saturday night, drivers invited to the Brodix Tournament of Champions will vie for a $2,500 winner's purse in the final tune-up for the TOC, which takes place on Sunday night, August 7.

Ninety-one drivers from 19 different sanctions throughout the country as well as Australia, Canada and New Zealand have received invitations to the seventh Brodix Tournament of Champions, which will pay $5,000 to the winner of the 30-car, 30-lap feature on Sunday night.

Among those 91 invitees are 19 drivers that will represent the American Sprint Car Series.

The O'Reilly ASCS National Tour presented by Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores, the defending TOC team champion, will be represented by defending series champion and current point leader Gary Wright along with Darren Stewart, Tony Bruce, Jr., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Toby Brown, Jimmy Taylor, Jake Martens, Jan Howard and Lee Sowell.

The ASCS Midwest Region will send six representatives, including Billy Alley, Don Droud, Jr., Toby Chapman, Rick Ideus, Frankie Heimbaugh and Bryan Gossel.

Representing the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region will be Danny Jennings and Kerry McAlister, with Bob Schaeffer entered for the ASCS Rocky Mountain Region and Greg Rilat carrying the banner for the Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores ASCS Gulf South Region.

The four nights of action kicks off the annual Southern Iowa SprintWeek, which includes ten consecutive nights of racing.

Knoxville Raceway is located at the north edge of Knoxville, IA, off State Road 14 at the Fairgrounds. For more information, contact the track at 641-842-5431.

In total, including the O'Reilly ASCS National Tour, the Southern Tour and the Sooner, Gulf South, Rocky Mountain and Midwest Regions, the American Sprint Car Series will sanction more than 100 nights of racing in 2005 at approximately 50 different racetracks throughout at least 18 different states.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Darren Stewart , Danny Jennings