Monday, August 10, 2009

Knoxville Nationals

Last week began the annual dirt track orgy in Iowa.  Knoxville Raceway was host to the three day Knoxville 360 Nationals, followed by a USAC Silver Crown Non-Wing Nationals on Sunday.

If four days wasn't enough, tonight was the Front Row Challenge in Oskaloosa, Iowa for winged sprint cars.  Rumor has it Kasey Kahne was going to Osky immediately following his run at the Glen.

Tomorrow night, Osky runs non-wing sprint cars.  Then the Granddaddy of them all starts on Wednesday at Knoxville as qualifying runs, heats and features start.

The Knoxville Nationals culminate with the A Main broadcast on SPEED on Saturday night.  But before that, there are lots of great drivers to be seen, races to be run, and homemade pie to eat. (Thank God the Rotary has the pie tent back this year!  I think I'll gain about 10 pounds thinking of it.).

What drivers will be around, you ask? Kasey Kahne hangs around Knoxville until he has to go to Michigan.  Tony Stewart can be spotted frequently too.  Mario Andretti will be at the Hall of Fame tomorrow (he was inducted in 1996).  Doug Wolfgang usually appears, as does Shane Carson, and Sammy Swindell (he will be running this year).   Erin Crocker is running the Nationals, as is Steve Kinser, Donny Schatz, Joey Saldana, Terry McCarl, Danny Lasoski and many other WoO drivers.  USAC regular Daron Clayton, California ace Tim Kaeding, Tyler Walker and several members of the Pennsylvania Posse:  Lucas Wolfe, Ed Lynch Jr,  Fast Freddy Rahmer, and Cody Darrah will all be at Knoxville this week.


Gene Haddock said...

Wonder if any of the cars still have the foxbloggers decals on them? Hmmmm.

Dirt track orgy? Will that be televised?

Iowa-Girl said...

Gene - I doubt it, but who knows. If I have a sighting I'll let you know!

The orgy is televised. The goings on at Dingus, the bar across the street from the track are not! :)

klvalus said...

Have fun!!! Eat some pie for us too while you are at it.

I dont think Corey is fielding any cars at Knoxville but to be honest I dont really know so keep your eyes peeled for the GGW stickers!

Post some pics!

HotfootLori said...

Super! Enjoy yourself enough for all of us!

Anonymous said...

Nothing better than Saturday night dirt track racing? lol

Anonymous said...

It's 11:13 p.m. on Saturday August 15the and I'm watching the Knoxville Nationals on Speed! What a show!