NSCA: Knoxville 2002 August 4th news

NSCA, WISSOTA & WOW Accept "Brodix Tournament Of Champions" Invites KNOXVILLE, IOWA (OCT. 30, 2001) - The Nebraska Sprint Car Association (NSCA), Minnesota-based WISSOTA Promoters Association (WISSOTA), and the Missouri-based Winged...

NSCA, WISSOTA & WOW Accept "Brodix Tournament Of Champions" Invites

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (OCT. 30, 2001) - The Nebraska Sprint Car Association (NSCA), Minnesota-based WISSOTA Promoters Association (WISSOTA), and the Missouri-based Winged Outlaw Warriors (WOW) 360- cubic-inch sprint car sanctions have all accepted invitations to participate in the August 4th Brodix Tournament of Champions at the famed Knoxville Raceway. NSCA, WISSOTA and WOW will each send three cars to the $4,000-to-win invitational to form the nine-car "Best of the Midwest" team, which will compete against the ten-car teams of the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), Empire Super Sprints (ESS), Knoxville Raceway, and United Racing Club (URC).

According to Knoxville's director of racing Ralph Capitani, "It will be fun to have the stars and cars from Iowa's surrounding states take on our regulars, plus those of ASCS, ESS and URC. It will be the first time ever for WISSOTA, NSCA and WOW to each have an event at Knoxville and we're looking forward to welcoming them to the facility. We also respect the decisions by the other four clubs that declined the invitations, as we know that this is a totally unique one-day event in which all sanctions may not be prepared to participate."

Sprint car fans coming to south-central Iowa for the August 7-10 Knoxville National (410 c.i.) Sprint Car Championships can plan to arrive one week early to catch a regular 360/410 Casey's General Stores- sponsored show on Saturday, August 3. It is followed by the 30-car/30- lap Brodix Tournament of Champions on Sunday, the World of Outlaws Gumout Series Front Row Challenge at Oskaloosa on Monday, the $30,000-to-win National Non-Winged Championship (NWWC)/Sprint Car Racing Association (SCRA) Ultimate Challenge at Osky on Tuesday, and the 42nd annual $125,000-to-win Knoxville Nationals on Wednesday through Saturday.

Past winners of the 360 Tournament of Champions (ToC) event are Greg Coverdale at Knoxville (1997), Phil Gressman at Eldora (1998), and Kyle Sauder at Limaland (1999). 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 Ralph Capitani at 641-842-5431.

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