View from the Stands (5/21/2013) by Eric Arnold, Knoxville Raceway Blogger & Twitter Commentator
This past week at Knoxville Raceway I saw some of the best racing I’ve seen in quite a while in the 360 and 410 features. The 360 field welcomed ASCS invaders Jason Johnson, Jeff Swindell, Tony Bruce Jr., and Logan Forler, who all had an open night in their schedules. Jason Johnson and Brian Brown raced both 410 and 360 classes, so it was a stacked field and a nice 360 Nationals preview. Continue reading →
View from the Stands (5/14/2013) by Eric Arnold, Knoxville Raceway Blogger & Twitter Commentator
For the past decade the Mayor of Knoxville Raceway has been Donny Schatz, and he showed again this past Saturday that to win at Knoxville, you have to go through him. Believe it or not, Schatz’ win was only his sixth career World of Outlaws feature win at the historic half-mile. He has been nearly perfect at the Nationals over the past decade, but hasn’t parked his #15 in victory lane for a WoO win at Knoxville since May 2, 2009.
View from the Stands (5/6/2013) by Eric Arnold, Knoxville Raceway Blogger & Twitter Commentator
If you have the racing blues due to the bad weather like I do, at least this coming Saturday, May 11 the World of Outlaws will be at Knoxville Raceway! The Outlaws are headlined by five time series champion Donny Schatz and twenty time champion Steve Kinser.
Schatz is off to a slow start by his standards currently sitting third in the series point standings, but has two wins. His first ten races he had an average finish of 9.3, and his last nine that has lowered to 6.7. Once Schatz and crew chief Ricky Warner dial-in the new Hoosier tires they will tough to beat as usual. Schatz is the defending and five time champion of the Knoxville Nationals and will be the favorite on May 11. Season Stats: Wins-2, Top five-7, Top ten-13, Avg, finish-8.7.