WoO to sanction Knoxville Nationals

Tim Shaffer celebrating his victory at the Goodyear Knoxville Nationals last August. Pic: Paul Carruthers

Tim Shaffer celebrating his victory at the Goodyear Knoxville Nationals last August. Pic: Paul Carruthers

For the first time since 2005, the Goodyear Knoxville Nationals will be sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Sprintcar Series this August.

The world renown Knoxville Nationals brings together competitors from across the country and around the world for four days of intense competition at the centre of Sprint Car racing just outside of Des Moines. The Goodyear Knoxville Nationals’ purse of more than $1 million anchors Sprint Car racing’s fabled Month of Money and makes it the richest event in the sport, with racers leaving everything on the track for a shot at becoming a legend.

In addition, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is expanding its early summer weekend at Knoxville to add a complete show on Friday, June 10, to the previously scheduled race on Saturday, June 11.

Also, all of the action during the Goodyear Knoxville Nationals will be captured in high-definition by the World Racing Group media production team and will air on SPEED in a multi-hour, tape-delayed HD broadcast throughout America.

“The timing is right to work with the World of Outlaws,” said Knoxville Raceway Director of Racing Ralph Capitani.

“The premier 410 racing event and the premier national organization are working together and we’re certainly happy about that. We have a long history of running exciting Sprint Car races together. We’re looking forward to what the future holds.”

Every August (August 10-13, 2011) the four-day extravaganza envelopes the town of Knoxville with days full of music, food and camping that eventually give way to thrilling nights of wheel-to-wheel racing at breathtaking speeds which excites World Racing Group CEO Brian Carter.

“We are excited to bring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series back to the Knoxville Nationals,” said Carter.

“The World of Outlaws and Knoxville Raceway have been synonymous for more than 30 years and we’re certainly pleased to be working together with Ralph Capitani and his team to make the 51st Goodyear Knoxville Nationals an even greater event for fans and competitors alike.”

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