SuperClean to Sponsor 46th Annual Knoxville Nationals Knoxville, Iowa (April 28, 2006) -- In a joint announcement today by SuperClean Brands, Inc. and Knoxville Raceway, the 46th annual Knoxville Nationals on August 9-12, 2006, will be ...
SuperClean to Sponsor 46th Annual Knoxville Nationals
Knoxville, Iowa (April 28, 2006) -- In a joint announcement today by SuperClean Brands, Inc. and Knoxville Raceway, the 46th annual Knoxville Nationals on August 9-12, 2006, will be identified as the SuperClean® Knoxville Nationals. The title sponsorship will include the live Speed Channel 3-hour broadcast and rebroadcasts.
The SuperClean product line of "tough-task" cleaners and degreasers, marketed for a full range of automotive and household uses from wheels and upholstery to patio furniture to driveways, is sold in leading auto parts stores and mass merchants. According to Ralph Capitani, Director of Racing for Knoxville Raceway, "This is the first time we've had a consumer product for use everywhere in and around the home, shop, car and track as a major sponsor. It's continued recognition that the Nationals appeals to the same fans that other major events reach, from NASCAR to Indy."
"SuperClean has a deep automotive heritage with drivers and enthusiasts so it's a natural connection for us to sponsor the Knoxville Nationals," says Kraig Reash, COO of SuperClean Brands, Inc.
The 2006 Super Clean Knoxville Nationals purse has been increased to just under $900,000, with the winners share at $140,000. With 140+ entries from coast-to-coast, border-to-border as well as Australia, Canada and New Zealand, the competition for the final 24 starting spots on Saturday night's "A" Main will be fast and exciting. Wednesday and Thursday features half the entries each night with a complete racing program. The top 50 in combined points are locked into the Saturday program -- 20 to the "A" Main, 20 to the "B" Main and 10 to the "C" Main.
Friday features a complete racing program to determine the next 50 to round out the Saturday program -- 10 to the rear of the "C" Main, 20 the "D" Main and 20 to the "E" Main. Friday night also features the Factory Value Parts Sprint Car World Challenge for drivers that have qualified through events in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. With $10,000 to win and bragging rights for a year, this event attracts many of the top Nationals competitors.
Saturday night will take the top 4 from each main, starting with the "E", and put them on the back of the next main. The top 4 from the "B" Main round out the $7,000-to-start, $140,000-to-win "A" Main.
Reserved tickets for the SuperClean® Knoxville Nationals are available online at www.knoxvilleraceway.com, by phone at (641) 842-5431 or at the ticket office at the racetrack.