Knoxville Raceway Closes a Successful 2013 Season

Knoxville Raceway Closes a Successful 2013 Season

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (October 7, 2013) – More than 250,000 racing fans amassed at the Knoxville Raceway during the 2013 season to witness the most exhilarating and intense dirt track racing in the world. Total payouts for the season reached a whopping $2,148,180.

Visitors hailed from 47 U.S. states, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Great Britain, Sweden and Guam — further establishing the prestigious Knoxville Raceway as a destination venue for all open wheel and dirt track fans.

Knoxville Raceway’s successful 2013 campaign all kicked off April 20 with the Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series (KCCS) Season Opener, which set the tone for the thrilling 2013 season.

In addition to Lucas Oil KCCS events, Knoxville Raceway audiences were riveted by the 53rd Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals, the 23rd Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals Finals, the Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals and the Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam — among many other races, concerts and feature events.

The 2013 Season concluded Sept. 28 with the 10th — and most invigorating edition yet — Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores Finals. Darrell Lanigan of Union, Kentucky, emerged victorious and took home $40,000 in the classic race.

2013 saw the legend of Donny Schatz grow as he captured his seventh Knoxville Nationals title in eight years. He was the deepest starting winner in Nationals history. Danny Lasoski also added to the history books when he won his 100th career race in a Knoxville Raceway feature event.

Bronson Maeschen edged out tough competition from the likes of Ian Madsen and Terry McCarl to take home the 410 Class championship as the overall point leader.

Clint Garner continued his reign as one of the most successful 360 Class drivers in Knoxville Raceway history with his fifth consecutive championship in 2013, overcoming challenges from Joe Beaver and Nate Van Haaften.

Larry Ball, Jr. sailed to victory in the 305 Class with a 316-point cushion as he prepares to move back to the 410 Class in 2014.

With the incredible season in the books, view the full highlight recap and results at

Knoxville Raceway General Manager Brian Stickel stated “The 2014 Knoxville Raceway schedule of events will be released by November 5th. After the great success we had in 2013 we look forward to another great season with great racing and action that is the standard here at Knoxville.”

About Knoxville Raceway
Since 1954, fans have flocked to Knoxville Raceway to experience the most exhilarating and intense dirt track racing in the world. Top drivers come to Knoxville, Iowa, to compete for prestigious racing titles in events like the Knoxville Nationals, Knoxville Championship Cup Series and the Late Model Knoxville Nationals. As the Sprint Car Capital of the World, Knoxville Raceway has developed into a tradition, legacy and leader in dirt track and open wheel racing.

1000 N. Lincoln, Knoxville, Iowa 50138