Inaugural Casey's General Stores Non-Winged Knoxville Nationals to Feature 'the Best of USAC' versus 'the Best of Knoxville' KNOXVILLE, IOWA (July 21, 2009) - The first official United States Auto Club (USAC) entries for...
Inaugural Casey's General Stores Non-Winged Knoxville Nationals to Feature 'the Best of USAC' versus 'the Best of Knoxville'
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (July 21, 2009) - The first official United States Auto Club (USAC) entries for the inaugural $5,000-to-win Casey's General Stores Non-Winged Knoxville Nationals, to be held on Sunday, August 9, at the Knoxville Raceway, include USAC National Sprint Series point leader Levi Jones of Olney, Illinois, and Knoxville Championship Cup Series point leader Johnny Herrera of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Joining Jones and Herrera in the first batch of paid entries received in the USAC office were Jones' Tony Stewart Racing teammate Tracy Hines of Indiana, young Chad Boat of Arizona, and Mike Moore of Iowa. Chad Boat is the son of 1982 Arizona Sprint Car Association "Rookie of the Year" and seven-time Indianapolis 500 starter Billy Boat. The Casey's Non-Winged Knoxville Nationals feature race will start 26 cars and be contested over 26 laps on the half-mile dirt oval in the "Sprint Car Capital of the World".
The USAC National Sprint Car Series will compete in three events at three different tracks during the upcoming Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa SpeedWeeks, with all three events sponsored by Casey's General Stores. The first event will take place on the pavement on Friday, July 31, at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, with the Southern Iowa Speedway dirt track in Oskaloosa hosting the third event on Tuesday, August 11. The middle event will be Knoxville's inaugural Non-Winged National Championship show on Sunday, August 9, which also falls between its '360' Nationals on August 6-7-8 and its '410' Nationals on August 12-13-14-15. Osky will also host a winged '410' show on Monday, August 10, making the Cox Design Iowa SpeedWeeks the biggest in history.