Tag Archives: Ray Grimes

Knoxville Nationals 101

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(7/29/13) by Eric Arnold, Knoxville Raceway Blogger and Twitter Commentator

53rd Square TwitterThe Knoxville Nationals qualifying scoring system is something I get questions about frequently.  I thought it would be nice to have an explanation in the blog to reference to.  The Knoxville Nationals Points System was created by promoter Ray Grimes and his wife Naomi.

A perfect score is 500 points, 200 time trials, 100 heat race win, 200 feature win.

Time Trials: 1st 200 points, 2nd 198, 3rd 196, and drops 2 points per position.

Heat Races: 1st 100, 2nd 97, 3rd 94, and drops 3 points per position.

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An Interview with Dustin Selvage

View from the Stands (5/21/2013)
by Eric Arnold, Knoxville Raceway Blogger & Twitter Commentator

Dustin Selvage 2013Dustin Selvage started racing sprint cars at Knoxville Raceway in 2005 at seventeen years of age. With no previous experience in racing, Selvage decided to enter the 360 class. Racing is in his blood with his grandparents being former Knoxville Raceway promoters Ray and Naomi Grimes. Dustin was able to run a few races in 2005 and in the 2006 season finished twenty-third in points. Continue reading