Barickman to compete at Knoxville in 2004

One year after former Eagle Raceway regular Billy Alley scored a track championship in his first season at Knoxville Raceway, Brad Barickman, another former Eagle Raceway regular, will be making the move to Knoxville in 2004. Barickman, 24, has ...

One year after former Eagle Raceway regular Billy Alley scored a track championship in his first season at Knoxville Raceway, Brad Barickman, another former Eagle Raceway regular, will be making the move to Knoxville in 2004. Barickman, 24, has signed a deal with Steve Wares to drive for the veteran car owner in the Advanced Auto Parts 360 division.

"I've had dreams of racing at Knoxville all of my life.When I was a young go-kart racer, announcer Jack Miller gave my dad and I a tour of Knoxville one winter. He told me, 'anybody who is anybody in sprint car racing has raced here. So, kid, if you ever want to make it in sprint car racing, this is where you need to be.'Ever since that day, I've been trying to get to Knoxville," Barickman said.

The team will be using Maxim Chassis and will be sponsored by Superwash Car Wash and Speedway Graphics. The team will also pursue several runs with the southeast Iowa based Sprint Invaders Association when time allows. Barickman is a native of Omaha, Nebraska and is currently living in Iowa City, Iowa while Wares is based in Knoxville, Iowa. Barickman has seven career wins in sprint cars and was the 2000 Eagle Raceway Rookie of the Year.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Jack Miller