Monthly Archives: January 2014

Knoxville Knights: Chapter 3

Knoxville Knights
by Eric Arnold

Thank you to everyone who has given me feedback so far on this story.  I hope you enjoy the third installment.  Feel free to e-mail your comments to me at or on Twitter @_EricArnold.  I appreciate the Knoxville Raceway for giving me this platform to experiment a bit.  If you want to read more, please let me know.

If you haven’t read Chapters 1 and 2, here is the direct links to those.

Chapter 1:

Chapter 2:

Knoxville KnightsChapter 3: 360 Nationals Qualifying

Car owner and mechanic Steve Bennett was ready for the 360 Nationals. The team had struggled in the beginning of the season, but had performed well in recent weeks.  His black and white #42 with young driver Andy Zook in the seat had won three consecutive weeks in the Knoxville 410 class leading up to the 360 Nationals.  It had been a couple of months since the team had raced with their 360 engine which had 19 nights of racing on it, but Steve thought the engine had enough left in it to make it a couple of more nights.

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Keeping up Down Under

View from the Stands (1/06/2014)
by Eric Arnold, Knoxville Raceway Track Historian – Blogger – Twitter Commentator

australian-flag51The winter racing blues are in full swing now that we are past the holidays and we have below zero temperatures hitting the Midwest states this week.  But to get your fix you can always follow the racing “Down Under” this time of year.  The presence of sprint car racing has been growing internationally for some time now, especially in Australia, but this year it seems that more of the main stream racing media is following along and giving it more attention.  This is primarily thanks to social media today.  Facebook, Twitter, and phone apps have made it very easy for even the casual sprint car fan to follow along with their favorite driver and how their winter months are going.  Donny Schatz has won in both New Zealand and Australia this winter.  Ian Madsen, Brad Sweet, Steve Kinser, and Kraig Kinser have all won races as well.

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