Knoxville to host 2002 Brodix Tournament of Champions

Knoxville To Host "Brodix Tournament Of Champions" On Sunday, August 4 KNOXVILLE, IOWA (OCT. 10, 2001) - The Knoxville Raceway has confirmed a rumor that has been flying around since it's mid-August Knoxville Nationals. On Sunday, August 4,...

Knoxville To Host "Brodix Tournament Of Champions" On Sunday, August 4

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (OCT. 10, 2001) - The Knoxville Raceway has confirmed a rumor that has been flying around since it's mid-August Knoxville Nationals. On Sunday, August 4, 2002, the legendary track will again host the Brodix Tournament of Champions, an invitational for winged 360-cubic-inch sprint cars. The event will augment an 8-races-in-8-nights

Southern Iowa SprintWeek between the historic half-mile county fairgrounds dirt tracks in Knoxville and Oskaloosa. The $4,000-to-win Brodix Tournament of Champions will feature the stars and cars of the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), Empire Super Sprints (ESS), Knoxville Raceway, United Racing Club (URC), and representatives of six other major ASCS-compatible sprint car sanctioning organizations.

Sprint car fans coming to south-central Iowa for the August 7-10, 2002 Knoxville National (410 c.i.) Sprint Car Championships can plan to arrive one week early to catch a regular 360/410 show on Saturday, August 3, followed by the 30-car/30-lap Brodix Tournament of Champions on Sunday, the $50,000-to-win Front Row Challenge at Oskaloosa on Monday, the National Non-Winged Championship (NWWC)/Sprint Car Racing Association (SCRA) Front Row Challenge at Osky on Tuesday, and the 42nd annual $125,000-to-win Knoxville Nationals on Wednesday through Saturday. The distance between the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds in Oskaloosa and the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville is only 26 miles.

The Tournament of Champions (ToC) event started at Knoxville in 1997, when Greg Coverdale of Delaware scored the win and the Knoxville regulars claimed the tournament team title. Earl Baltes' Eldora Speedway hosted the 1998 event, with Phil Gressman of Ohio claiming the win and Emmett Hahn's ASCS group taking the title. Limaland Motorsports Park held the '99 affair and Kyle Sauder of Ohio won the prestigious race, with Keith McCall's National Racing Alliance (NRA) copping the team title. There were no ToC events held in 2000 nor 2001, primarily due to a lack of conformity in the technical rules of the major sanctions. For 2002, track and sanctioning officials agreed to mandate the use of the Brodix ASCS spec head for this special $25,000+ invitational to be run in front of an early-arriving Knoxville Nationals crowd.

Those seeking more information on the Brodix Tournament of Champions are urged to call Knoxville director of racing Ralph Capitani at 641-842-5431. <pre> Brodix Tournament of Champions (ToC) History:

1997 - Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway

Official Finish:      Hard Chargers (Cars Passed):      Team Points:
1. Greg Coverdale     Steve Breazeale       (+21)       Knoxville    189 pts.
2. Kramer Williamson  Sean Michael          (+19)       URC          143
3. Randy Martin       Randy Martin          (+18)       ESS          133
4. Mike Woodring      Dave Middleswart      (+17)
5. Steve Breazeale    Terry Alexander       (+10)

1998 - Eldora Speedway; Rossburg, Ohio

Official Finish:      Hard Chargers (Cars Passed):      Team Points:
1. Phil Gressman      Mike Woodring         (+21)       ASCS Outlaws            118 pts.
2. Tim Allison        Danny Wood            (+18)       ASCS Challengers (NRA)  114
3. Daryn Pittman      Travis Rilat          (+13)       ESS                     87
4. Greg Coverdale     Larry Ball, Jr.       (+12)       URC                     76
5. Kyle Sauder        Kyle Sauder           (+11)       Knoxville               70

1999 - Limaland Motorsports Park; Lima, Ohio

Official Finish:      Hard Chargers (Cars Passed):      Team Points:
1. Kyle Sauder        Tim Allison           (+17)       NRA           92 pts.
2. Jeff Haines        Kyle Sauder           (+14)       ESS           80
3. Becca Anderson     Bill Coffey           (+11)       URC           69
4. Mike Woodring      Mike Haggenbottom     (+11)       Knoxville     54
5. Tim Allison        Dave McGough          (+10)       SOD           30
2000  -  none held
2001  -  none held

-KR-

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Series Sprint
Drivers Daryn Pittman , Travis Rilat , Becca Anderson , Bill Coffey
Teams Williams