Knoxville ToC sanctioning bodies announced

It's Official: 21 Sanctions To Participate in Brodix ToC KNOXVILLE, IOWA (January 13, 2005) - Ralph Capitani, director of racing at the Knoxville Raceway, confirmed today that a record twenty-one (21) sanctions will be...

It's Official: 21 Sanctions To Participate in Brodix ToC

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (January 13, 2005) - Ralph Capitani, director of racing at the Knoxville Raceway, confirmed today that a record twenty-one (21) sanctions will be affiliated with the seventh-ever Brodix Tournament of Champions (ToC) on Sunday, August 7. The final five sanctions to officially sign on with the prestigious event are Empire Super Sprints (ESS), Montana Sprint Tour (MST), WISSOTA Promoters Association (WISSOTA), National Racing Alliance (NRA), and the Eagle Sprint Touring Series (ESTS). According to 'Cappy', "Gang, I can't even tell you how excited I am that the Marion County Fairgrounds will host the greatest gathering of winged 360-cubic-inch sprint cars and stars in the world come August 4-7, climaxing with the Brodix Tournament of Champions invitational on Sunday. This truly will be a historic event, with Speed Channel cameras turned on to capture the quality and quantity of those stars!"

The official list of 2005 Brodix Tournament of Champions affiliates is as follows:

American Sprint Car Series (ASCS),

ASCS -- Gulf South Region (ASCS-GS),

ASCS -- Midwest Region (ASCS-M),

ASCS -- Rocky Mountain Region (ASCS-RM),

ASCS -- Sooner Region (ASCS-S),

ASCS -- Southern Region (ASCS-SOUTH),

Eagle Sprint Touring Series (ESTS),

Empire Super Sprints (ESS),

Knoxville Raceway (KNOX),

Montana Sprint Tour (MST),

National Championship Racing Association (NCRA),

National Racing Alliance (NRA),

Northern Sprint Tour (NST),

Patriot Sprint Group (PSG),

Southern Ontario Sprints (SOS),

Sprint Invaders Association (SIA),

Sprintcar Control Council of Australia-Avalon/Premier (SCCA-A/P),

Sprints On Dirt (SOD),

United Racing Club (URC),

Winged Outlaw Warriors (WOW),

WISSOTA Promoters Association (WISSOTA).

The Brodix ToC will keep its successful sliding driver eligibility rule, based on the number of events completed by each sanction by the entry deadline of July 26, 2005. Those drivers competing with sanctions that complete 1-5 events by the deadline date will need 100% participation to be eligible for the tourney, while those with sanctions completing 6-10 events will need 90% participation. In the same way, those with a sanction completing 11-15 events will be required to participate in 80% of those races, while 70% participation will be required of those competing in sanctions with 16-20 events completed by July 26. Those drivers competing with sanctions that complete 21-25 events by the deadline date will need 60% participation to be eligible for the tourney, while those with sanctions completing 26 or more events will only need 50% participation. A maximum of fifteen (15) entered and eligible drivers will be invited from each sanction, based on that sanction's points as of July 26. The SCCA-Avalon/Premier affiliate will only offer five driver invitations, and Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia's Stephen Bell is the early leader in that 7-race special mini-series.

The technical rules for the Brodix Tournament of Champions will be dictated by the Knoxville Raceway, and they will be the same for the Thursday-Friday 360 Nationals and the Saturday Casey's-sponsored invitational. To be eligible for the Saturday, August 6, Casey's 360 regular show, a driver must have either competed in the 360 Nationals during the previous two days, or be invited to the Sunday night Tournament. In addition, a driver may only compete in one of the sprint car divisions (360 c.i., 410 c.i.) at Knoxville on that Saturday night as it is part of the Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Southern Iowa SprintWeek.

Those seeking more info on the Thursday-Friday, August 4-5, $10,000-to-win, Speed-televised Knoxville 360 Nationals, Saturday, August 6, $2,500-to-win Casey's Night before the Tournament invitational or the Sunday, August 7, $5,000-to-win Brodix Tournament of Champions invitational can visit the Raceway's web-site at www.knoxvilleraceway.com. Entry forms will be available on-line after February 1. All features are point-paying events of the 10-night, August 4-13 Cox Design Southern Iowa SprintWeek between the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa and the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville. The "Mr. Sprint Car" titlist will receive a $2,500 cash bonus in 2005, with the runner-up receiving $1,000.

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