Three sanction bodies sign-on for the Knoxville ToC

Knoxville, SOD and WOW to Brodix Tournament of Champions KNOXVILLE, IOWA (December 23, 2002) - Knoxville's Advance Auto Parts Hard Chargers, the Sprints On Dirt (SOD) of Michigan, and the Winged Outlaw Warriors (WOW) of Missouri are the first...

Knoxville, SOD and WOW to Brodix Tournament of Champions

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (December 23, 2002) - Knoxville's Advance Auto Parts Hard Chargers, the Sprints On Dirt (SOD) of Michigan, and the Winged Outlaw Warriors (WOW) of Missouri are the first three sanctions to officially sign-on for the August 9-10 Brodix Tournament of Champions 360-cubic-inch sprint car invitational at the famed Knoxville Raceway. The fifth-ever marquee event will be comprised of two separate one-day shows for the best 360's in the nation, with the preliminary "Casey's Night Before The Tournament" paying $1,500-to-win and the final night "Brodix Tournament of Champions" paying $4,000-to-win.

In a departure from the format used for the first four Tournaments, the 2003 edition will feature all invited teams racing against each other in the qualifying events, whereas each sanction had its own set of heats and consolation races in the past. According to tournament coordinator Tom Schmeh, "We expect to have more sanctions involved this coming year than ever before, so we decided to open up the qualification process a bit. However, in order to receive an invitation to compete in the weekend's events, a team must still be entered and have run in sixty percent of a participating sanction's events by the end of July, 2003. And we will once again enforce one common set of technical rules, utilizing the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) Brodix spec cylinder head, for the prestigious event."

Said Knoxville Raceway director of racing Ralph 'Cappy' Capitani, "We are very pleased to welcome Jason Fausey, Duane Turner and the Sprints On Dirt organization back into the fold. They were involved in 1999 at the Lima, Ohio, Tournament of Champions and they bring a great group of youthful talent to the mix. Also, Archie Simpson and Roy Wood have done a super job with the Jefferson City-based Winged Outlaw Warriors sanctioning body. We at Knoxville are very well aware of the skills that WOW racers like Mike Trent, Randy Martin and Brian Brown possess. Finally, we are disappointed that Dick Carbery and the Empire Super Sprints will miss their first-ever Tournament due to scheduling conflicts after we moved our Nationals-week events back a week for 2003."

For more information on the August 9-10, 2003, Brodix Tournament of Champions for winged 360 c.i. sprint cars, fans are urged to visit the following web-sites: www.knoxvilleraceway.com, or www.sprintsondirt.com, or www.wowsprints.com.

Past ToC Driver Champions:  Knoxville 1997  -  Greg Coverdale (URC),
Eldora 1998  -  Phil Gressman (ASCS-Challengers), Limaland 1999  -  Kyle
Sauder (NRA), Knoxville 2002  -  Josh Higday (Knoxville).
Past ToC Team Champions:  Knoxville 1997  -  Knoxville, Eldora 1998  -
ASCS-Outlaws, Limaland 1999  -  NRA, Knoxville 2002  -  URC.

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