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Knoxville Raceway Honors Champions

ALTOONA, Iowa — Knoxville Raceway drivers, owners, officials and fans gathered Saturday night at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino.

Over 600 guests witnessed over $250,000 in cash and contingencies handed out in an event emceed by track announcers Tony Bokhoven and Kris Krug.

The contingency package as headlined by a giveaway of ten chassis. Each owner in all three sprint car classes was awarded a contingency (see prize list with winners below). The Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) again will provide insurance for all 2019 Knoxville point eligible drivers.

Drivers also received a $1,500 gift certificate from KRCO for safety equipment purchased at Jocko‘s Race Parts.

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

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

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

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

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

A.J. Moeller was named the “Sportsman of the Year” in the 410 class, while Nate Mills picked up the honor in the 360 class. Devin Wignall won 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 hardware went out last to the top three drivers in the Knoxville Championship Cup Series point 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.

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