KNOXVILLE, Iowa – official release — Brendan Collum photo — The 54th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store is quickly approaching and the July 12 entry deadline is this Saturday.
Teams that enter on time by July 12 are entitled to six pit crew members entering at the cost of $30 per pit pass each night. Entries received after the deadline will not be eligible for this discount and will be charged $50 per pit pass each night. That is a savings of $120 each night and possibly $360 total for three nights of racing. All teams are encouraged to enter by July 12th.
The SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge still has several drivers eligible who have yet to enter the event. The winner of the World Challenge will fill the 25th starting position of the FVP Knoxville Nationals A-Main on Saturday, Aug. 9. The World Challenge is open to all international drivers competing in the 2014 FVP Knoxville Nationals, and it is only open to American drivers that qualified at select international qualifiers in Australia and New Zealand.
Sixteen drivers have entered the SPEED SPORT Knoxville World Challenge so far. Those drivers are Justin Henderson, Sammy Swindell, Shane Stewart, Jason Sides, Daryn Pittman, Randy Hannagan, Lynton Jeffrey, Dale Blaney, Donny Schatz, Ian Madsen, Kerry Madsen, Brad Sweet, Paul McMahan, Brooke Tatnell, Kevin Swindell and Jason Meyers.
American drivers eligible who have yet to enter are Jonathan Allard, Tyler Courtney, Geoff Ensign, David Gravel, Kyle Hirst, Bud Kaeding, Tim Kaeding, Kody Kinser, Terry McCarl, Danny Smith and Trey Starks.
The 24th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals also has a July 12 entry deadline. Teams that enter by July 12 are entitled to six pit crew members entering at the cost of $25 per pit pass each night. Entries received after the deadline will be charged $30 per pit pass each night.