Canadians qualify for Knoxville event

3 Canadians make record field of 80 eligible for Kele World Challenge, MEMPHIS,TN (APRIL 30, 2003) -- A record eighty of the best sprint car drivers on the planet are eligible to compete for $40,000 during this year's running of the Kele World...

3 Canadians make record field of 80 eligible for Kele World Challenge,

MEMPHIS,TN (APRIL 30, 2003) -- A record eighty of the best sprint car drivers on the planet are eligible to compete for $40,000 during this year's running of the Kele World Challenge, to be held on Friday, August 15, during the 43rd Annual Ford Dealers of Iowa Knoxville Nationals. Adam West, Jeff Hodgson and Tony Menard qualified for the event over the weekend in a special Canadians only qualifier at the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. Adam West, this year's Knoxville International Driver Development (KIDD) racer, competes with the Southern Ontario Sprints. Jeff Hodgson is a regular with the Northern Sprint Tour. Tony Menard joined the Northern Sprint Tour in 2000.

Other Kele World Challenge qualifying races were held at the Gold Cup Race of Champions in Chico, California, the Williams Grove National Open in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic in Warrnambool, Victoria (Australia) and the International Sprint Car Series in Western Springs, a suburb of Auckland (New Zealand). The winged 410-cubic-inch sprint car drivers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States will run sixteen laps for the $10,000-to-win race.

Fans are invited to meet the drivers during the Kele World Challenge picnic on Tuesday, August 12th from 1-3pm at Knoxville Raceway. There is no charge for the picnic.

Although eighty drivers are eligible to enter the Kele World Challenge, those that are actually expected to enter and compete in this year's Ford Dealers of Iowa Knoxville Nationals are:

Australia: Stephen Bell, Garry Brazier, Max Dumesny, Robbie Farr, Trevor Green, Skip Jackson, Kerry Madsen, David Murcott, Peter Murphy, Marty Perovich, Brooke Tatnell

Canada: Jeff Hodgson, Tony Menard, Adam West

United States: P.J. Chesson, Brad Furr, Ricky Logan, Daryn Pittman, Travis Rilat, Joey Saldana, Donny Schatz, Danny Smith, Kurt Winker

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Series Sprint
Drivers Brad Furr , Donny Schatz , Brooke Tatnell , Daryn Pittman , Joey Saldana , Kerry Madsen , Travis Rilat , P.J. Chesson , Peter Murphy
Teams Williams