Champions and drivers celebrated at Knoxville Raceway Banquet – Oskaloosa News

By Bill Wright

November 20, 2021 (Altoona, IA) – Knoxville Raceway riders, owners, officials and fans gathered on Saturday night at the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa. Over 600 guests attended over $ 250,000 in cash and contingencies awarded at an event hosted by track announcers Tony Bokhoven and Kris Krug.

The emergency package as titled by a gift of ten frames. Each owner in the three categories of sprint cars received a contingency (see list of prizes with winners below). The Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) will once again provide insurance to all drivers eligible for Knoxville Points 2019. Drivers also received a $ 1,500 KRCO gift certificate for safety equipment purchased from Jocko’s Race Parts.

After dinner, race director John McCoy addressed the participants. In addition to the thanks to those who make Knoxville Raceway what it is, he expressed his enthusiasm for the 2022 season.

Drivers and owners outside of the top three in each of the three respective categories received their accolades.

The Josh Hegwood “Jr. Fan Club Driver of the Year” has been announced. Brian Brown received his third such award.

Lynn Donahue, Deb Dennison and Mo Mulder were co-recipients of “Knoxville Tour Fan of the Year” for their involvement and support of the Knoxville Tour.

Bob Baker, Executive Director of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, presented the Ralph Capitani Heritage Award to longtime Knoxville fan Craig Ford, who was instrumental in the recent support of Knoxville Raceway and the National Sprint Car. Hall of Fame and Museum.

The “Lyle Boyd Hard Charger Award” recognizes the drivers who have overtaken the most cars in major A events this season. Devin Wignall received the award in the Pro Series class, Jamie Ball (360) and Austin McCarl (410) receiving the award in their respective classes.

AJ Moeller was named “Sportsman of the Year” in the 410 class, while Nate Mills won the honor in the 360 ​​class. Devin Wignall took home the award in the Pro Series class.

Alex Van De Voort (Pro Series), Christopher Thram (360) and Ayrton Gennetten (410) were named “Rookie of the Year” in their respective classes.

The big stuff came out last of the top three drivers in the Knoxville Championship Cup Series points standings. In the Pro Series class, Chase Young (3rd), Devin Wingall (2nd) and Tyler Groenendyk (champion) were honored. It was Groenendyk’s first career championship.

In the 360 ​​class, Ryan Giles (3rd), Jamie Ball (2nd) and Clint Ganer (champion) were honored. It was Clint’s ninth career championship in the 360 ​​class (2009-13, 2015-16, 2018, 2021).

In the 410 class, Justin Henderson (3rd), Brian Brown (2nd) and Davey Heskin (champion) were honored. It was Davey’s first championship.

Emergency raffle winners (presented to owners)…

Pro Series Class:

GSR Chassis Kit: Dwight Bridger # 81E
Vortex Wings: Scott Stelzer # 99, Devin Kline # 7c, JF2, LLC # 44, Matt and Christy Jones # 43J, Ryan Navratil # 12P, Tyler Groenendyk # 17x, Doug Worthington # 20, Wilke Brothers # 41, Mayberry Motorsports # 0 , Hube Garage # B29
HRP Wing: Tyler Barrick # 11, Cam Martin Racing # 4, Devin Wignall # 21x, Allen Racing # 17, Chase and Brittany Young # 26

FSR Radiator / Schoenfeld Header: Vande Voort # 5A

Winter Front End: Joel Thorpe # 3TJ

Class 360:

EMi Chassis: Calvin Landis Motorsports # 70

J&J chassis: Leavitt Motorsports n ° 22, Allen Racing n ° 9
Vortex Wing: Colling Moyle # 5m, Ridge and Sons Racing # 23K, Kaleb Johnson # 22K, Thram Racing # 24T
Rear Winters: Baja Billy Racing # 9m, Mike Johnston # 14J, Mills Racing # 24N, John Anderson # 1A
Front Winters kit: Boyd and Glenda Fluth # 40, Goodno Promotions # 22x, Christian Bowman Racing # 15, Matt Moro # 2m

FSR Radiator / Schoenfeld Headers: Hetrick Motorsports # 35

Kinsler Fuel Pump: Jamie Ball Racing # 4w

Class 410:

EMi chassis: Chris Martin Racing # 44

GSR Chassis Kit: Sandvig Motorsports # 7, Goodno Promotion # 22, Ridge and Sons Racing # 83

Maxim Chassis: Steve Gennetten # 3, Moeller Motorsports LLC # 20

KSE steering gear: Maxwell Racing # 56N, Carson McCarl, Inc. # 27

Kinsler fuel pump, Vortex wing: TMAC Motorsports # 17A

HRP Wing: Presley Truedson # 5
Back Winters: Bobby Mincer # 15, Kyle and Susan Phillips # 3P

Ti64 Bolt Kit / FSR Radiator: Joe Simbro # 56, Mania Motorsports # 7TAZ

BMRS Line Kit, Kinsler Fuel Pump: Ridge and Sons Racing # 83A, TKS Motorsports # 2KS

Vortex Wings: Brian Brown Racing # 21

All Pro heads: TMAC Motorsports # 24

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