ESTS, SI, snd NST to Brodix Tournament of Champions. KNOXVILLE, IOWA (December 24, 2002) - The newly-renamed Eagle Sprint Touring Series (ESTS) of Nebraska, the second-year Sprint Invaders (SI) of the Mississippi River valley, and Fred ...
ESTS, SI, snd NST to Brodix Tournament of Champions.
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (December 24, 2002) - The newly-renamed Eagle Sprint Touring Series (ESTS) of Nebraska, the second-year Sprint Invaders (SI) of the Mississippi River valley, and Fred Brownfield's well-established Northern Sprint Tour (NST) of the Pacific Northwest are the latest three sanctions to officially agree to participate in the August 9-10 Brodix Tournament of Champions 360-cubic-inch winged sprint car invitational at the half-mile Knoxville Raceway. The inclusion of the hy-per-lube NST into the Brodix Tournament of Champions truly makes the show a coast-to-coast "National Championship" event.
Sanctions that agree to participate in the sport's "All-Star break" events in Knoxville, Iowa, will each receive ten invitations in the tourney, provided that they have scheduled ten full-point dirt-track events in the five months prior to July 31, 2003. In the event a sanction schedules just eight shows prior to the Tournament deadline, it will be invited to send eight of its top teams to Knoxville. According to tournament coordinator Tom Schmeh, "We know that every '360' sanction won't be sending ten teams to the Tournament, but we do expect that most sanctions will send at least three or four of their best teams. And the fact that all invited teams will be competing under one common set of technical rules, utilizing the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) Brodix spec cylinder head, makes it that much more exciting for the drivers and the fans!"
Said Knoxville Raceway director of racing Ralph 'Cappy' Capitani, "We are thrilled that Fred Brownfield and his Northern Sprint Tour will be making an effort to be represented in the Brodix ToC. Fred has personally had a lot of ties to Knoxville in the past, so it will be fun to formalize the relationship, professionally, in 2003. And we hope he brings talented guys-and-gals like Roger Crockett, Shawna Wilskey and Canadian Jeff Hodgson with him. We are also excited about having Craig Cormack's Eagle Sprint Touring Series back with us, as they did a fine job this year under the old Nebraska Sprint Car Association banner. Clearly drivers like Billy Alley and Jake Peters know their way around this joint. And Bart Schneiderman's Burlington-area Carquest Sprint Invaders will make a great addition to the tourney, with potent pilots like Ryan Jamison, Bobby Mincer and others. All-in-all, it should be the best Tournament ever!
For more information on the August 9-10, 2003, Brodix Tournament of Champions, fans are urged to visit one of the following web-sites: www.knoxvilleraceway.com, ww.brownfield.com/nst/nst_home.htm, www.deuceracing.com/sprintinvaders.html, or www.eagleraceway.com.
Past ToC Venues: 1997 - Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, Iowa; 1998 - Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, Ohio; 1999 - Limaland Motorsports Park, Lima, Ohio; 2002 - Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, Iowa.