KNOXVILLE, Iowa – Knoxville Raceway has unveiled a record-setting purse for its weekly 410 Knoxville Championship Series this season.
More than $605,000 will be awarded over the course of 18 events this year.
The 410 Knoxville Championship Series point fund will pay more than $114,000 to drivers and teams, with the champion owner and driver each receiving $10,000.
“The 2021 season continues to be shaping up to be our biggest year ever, and the increased purses and total payout for our 410 class shows that,” said Knoxville Raceway race director John McCoy,. “Thank you to the Marion County Fair Board for pushing this increase forward and making it possible after a difficult 2020 race season.
“We’re looking forward to the season ahead and welcoming all of the drivers, teams, partners and fans back to the track.”
The 410 Knoxville Championship Series includes 14 regular races, plus the Brownells Big Guns Bash two-day event with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Weiler Night with the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions and the Fatheadz Eyewear Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank.
While the majority of the regular 410 Knoxville Championship Series events this year will pay $4,000 to win and $600 to start 20th, six of the 15 events will have an increased purse structure of $5,000-to-win and $650 to start 20th.
The six higher-paying regular events are the April 17 Pella Motors/Kraig Ford Season Opener, Knoxville Hospital & Clinics/Slideways Night on May 29, McKay Group Night on June 5, Budweiser Salutes America Night on July 3, 3M Night on July 24 and the Iowa Corn Growers Association Districts 5 & 9 Season Finale on Aug. 28.
In addition, the Fatheadz Eyewear Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank will pay $8,000 to win and $650 to start 20th in 2021.
The Knoxville Hospital & Clinics/Slideways Night on May 29 is also part of a three-day event partnership with Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, S.D. Huset’s Speedway will host 410 events on May 28 and May 30.
Drivers who start all three feature events will be eligible for a $200 bonus.
The Knoxville Raceway season will begin on Saturday, April 17 with the Pella Motors/Kraig Ford season opener. Tickets are available at the Knoxville Raceway ticket office on each race night.
Tickets for the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s, the Fatheadz Eyewear Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank and the Brownells Big Guns Bash with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series are available at www.knoxvilleraceway.com.