Billy Alley, Jake Peters & Rick Ideus to officially represent NSCA at ToC. KNOXVILLE, IOWA (JULY 6, 2002) - The Nebraska Sprint Car Association (NSCA) 360-cubic-inch sprint car sanctioning body will be represented at the Sunday, August 4, ...
Billy Alley, Jake Peters & Rick Ideus to officially represent NSCA at ToC.
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (JULY 6, 2002) - The Nebraska Sprint Car Association (NSCA) 360-cubic-inch sprint car sanctioning body will be represented at the Sunday, August 4, Brodix Tournament of Champions (ToC) at the Knoxville Raceway by current point leader Billy Alley of Lincoln, Nebr., runner-up Jake Peters of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Rick Ideus of Roca, Nebr. In addition, the entry of Mitchell Moore of Edgerton, Ks., will be used as an alternate for the fourth-ever ToC.
Alley has a .250 winning percentage with NSCA so far this season, having won once at Greenwood, Nebr., aboard his dad Stewart Alley's Spanel- powered Eagle sprinter. Peters earned one NSCA win at Jefferson, S.D., in his P&D Racing-owned Folkens Brothers Trucking-sponsored Singer/Eagle car. Ideus, winless so far in 2002 with NSCA, will compete in his own Wollen- powered Schnee sprinter.
The Brodix Tournament of Champions invitations will formally be issued to the top 360 stars on July 8th. According to tournament director Tom Schmeh, "We are disappointed that NSCA was only able to get four shows in prior to the entry deadline, with the first show raining out prior to the feature. However, we are not disppointed at all in the talent that they will be bringing to the 'big dance.' In his first start ever at Knoxville a couple of weeks ago, Alley finished tenth in the 'A' despite having to start his heat at the tail. The full inversion of the Brodix Tournament of Champions heats will be equally challenging for the drivers and exciting for the fans!"
NSCA will compete in the $4,000-to-win Brodix Tournament of Champions in conjunction with two other sanctioning bodies, the Winged Outlaw Warriors (WOW) and the WISSOTA Promoters Association, under the "Best of the Midwest" banner. Two drivers from each group will qualify for the 25-lap feature race, and those six drivers will combine their feature points in an effort to be named 'Tournament Team Champion'. They will be competing against similar six-car teams from the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), Knoxville Raceway, Empire Super Sprints (ESS) and the United Racing Club (URC) in the finale.
All forty-nine invited teams will compete under one common set of technical rules, which include use of the Brodix ASCS spec head. The event is part of the inaugural Southern Iowa SprintWeek, which starts on Saturday, August 3, at Knoxville with the track's Casey's General Stores Night at the Races. It is probable that fifty 410's and seventy 360's will be in action on the annual "Saturday before the Nationals" show. The Brodix ToC invitational runs Sunday night at Knoxville, before action switches to the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa for the Monday night "Front Row Challenge" and the Tuesday night "Ultimate Challenge" sprint car races. The Front Row Challenge is a World of Outlaws (WoO) Gumout Series event, while the $30,000-to-win Ultimate Challenge is sanctioned by the non-winged Sprint Car Racing Association (SCRA). Wednesday through Saturday, August 7-10, will find fans back on the Marion County Fairgrounds for the 42nd annual Mopar Parts Knoxville Nationals. The inaugural "Mr. Sprint Car" title and trophy, and $1,500 in cash, will be awarded the Southern Iowa SprintWeek champion.