Amoco Knoxville Nationals offers record purse

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (July 12) -- The Marion County Fair Association, Amoco and the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series are taking sprint car racing's premier event to a higher level with the announcement the 41st Annual Amoco Knoxville Nationals ...

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (July 12) -- The Marion County Fair Association, Amoco and the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series are taking sprint car racing's premier event to a higher level with the announcement the 41st Annual Amoco Knoxville Nationals champion will receive $125,000 of its record $700,000 total purse. "We wanted to end some of the rumors about the future of the Nationals and give people plenty of time to plan their Iowa vacation for 2001," Knoxville Raceway Director of Racing Ralph Capitani said. While the details of the $700,000 total purse are tentative, it is

certain the winner's share will increase from its current $100,000 to $125,000 and the Kele World Challenge Dash purse will expand from $34,000 this year to $44,000 next year. The 41st Annual Amoco Knoxville Nationals is scheduled for August 8-11, 2001. Those seeking further information on the Amoco Knoxville Nationals

are urged to contact Knoxville Raceway at 515-842-5431. Tickets are still available for this year's Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night programs. The Saturday (August 12th) finale, which will be televised live on TNN, is already sold out. WoO

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