Gary Gastelu is's Automotive Editor covering the car industry and racing. Another Trophy Dash win West Capital Johnson is survived by his wife Bobbi and 5-year-old son Jaxx. The World of Outlaws has launched a GoFundMe account to benefit Johnson’s family, but the series has not announced if it planned to make a contribution on its own behalf. 1970 – New steel and aluminum grandstand. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. During the decade, the event began to see trends that still occur in the modern era of the event. All rights reserved. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. (World of Outlaws). Some special events such as the Knoxville Nationals, 360 Knoxville Nationals and Late Model Knoxville Nationals are multi-day events. The fatality was the first at Knoxville Raceway in 13 years. Johnson, 41, was fighting for the lead on lap 18 of the 40-lap race when his car tumbled off the track and through the billboards lining turn three, according to reports. 1996 – Main grandstand upper tier addition, VIP suites, new Musco Lighting. 1987 – First year Nationals were on TNN television. There have been 14 racing-related deaths at Knoxville, according to Capitani and Des Moines Register research. 1959 – Wooden bleachers were added to the west of existing grandstand. [1] The track is governed by the 24-member fair board elected by Marion County residents. 1978 – Remainder of wooden bleachers replaced with steel and aluminum. Knoxville Raceway "1982" Wally Baker & GP classic duel: Cunningham Chevy Ascot "1977" G. P. last Knoxville Visit "1982" Ray Smith Sprinter Calistoga "1975" The Famous Walt Ross Maxwell G. P. sideways at Calistoga "1976" Knoxville Raceway "1980" The Bailey Bros. Sprinter: No cage and those racing boots!!! 1955 – Weekly racing sanctioned under the Oskaloosa's Southern Iowa Stock Car Racing Association. The fatality was the first at Knoxville Raceway in 13 years. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Follow. 1984 – Grandstands expanded to higher rows in sections A-J. 1995 – Knoxville Nationals broadcast live for first time on TNN. All rights reserved. 2017 – Additional fencing constructed in turns 1 and 2. 1954 – Weekly racing begins, banking, fencing, and lights are added to the track. He took the 1996 IMCA title, and was racing 410s again in 1997. 2004 – First year of Late Model Knoxville Nationals. Gary Schumacher named as Business Manager. 1961 – First Knoxville Nationals held, and won by Roy Robbins. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Johnson was airlifted to a hospital 40 miles away where he died from his injuries. The last driver to die in a wreck at Knoxville Raceway was Mark Wilson of Des Moines in April 2001, when his sprint car broke and hit a fence during a practice session. The accident has been edited out of the race video that the series has posted to YouTube, but a damaged Pabst Blue Ribbon billboard can be seen in it as the race continues. World of Outlaws sprint car driver Jason Johnson died Saturday night after a racing crash at Wisconsin’s Beaver Dam Raceway. (5,000). Several people have made donations in the amount of $41, which was Johnson's car number. The driver with the most 410 feature wins at the Knoxville Raceway is, The driver with the most 360 feature wins is David Hesmer of, The driver with the most consecutive wins is, This page was last edited on 16 September 2020, at 03:22. 1982 – Wings on sprint cars becomes mandated for safety. 2003 – Main grandstand sections AA & BB refitted, added handicap seating (24,192). 2018 – Seats were widened during the off season, eliminating 3,320 seats from the main grandstand and lowering the overall seating capacity to 21,135. Until late 1930s: Infield is used for Knoxville high school football games. 1956 – Marion County Fair Board begins sanctioning its own racing and hires Marion Robinson as race promoter. It looked like the old "Wolfie" was back! Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. 2012 – Toby Kruse named GM & Promoter, John McCoy named Race Director. Knoxville Raceway is a semi-banked 1/2 mile dirt oval raceway (zook clay) located at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa, United States.Races at the "Sprint Car Capital of the World" are held on Saturday nights from April through September each year. Young, 25, was attempting to cross under Danny Lasoski during a third-lap restart in the first heat race when they collided. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. (8,139 seats). World of Outlaws Mourns Second Racing Fatality KNOXVILLE, IA (July 19) - The World of Outlaws suffered the second racing fatality in its history Wednesday night when Danny Young lost his life due to injuries suffered in a crash at Knoxville Raceway. [2]. 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By 1970, the Amoco Knoxville Nationals was the summer's biggest dirt track race. The other three heat races run following the fatal crash were caution- free. The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is located just outside Turn 2 of the Knoxville Raceway. 2013 – Brian Stickel named GM & Promoter. 1974 – P. Ray Grimes named promoter, later expands the Nationals to 4 days and creates Nationals scoring point system. Market data provided by Factset. Legal Statement. 2016 – John McCoy given the Promoter and Race Director title. In September of that year, disaster struck again at an All-Stars race at Tri-City Raceway in Illinois. 1990 – Temporary seating added to backstretch for Nationals. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. Late 1800s – Race track is built for horse racing. NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who was Johnson’s partner in ASCS, posted a tribute to his friend on Twitter, while many others from the racing community offered their condolences. 1950–1954 – Stock car racing becomes popular after WWII and a few races per year are sanctioned by Newton Stock Car Association. Knoxville Raceway is a semi-banked 1/2 mile dirt oval raceway (zook clay) located at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa, United States. The World of Outlaws offers its most sincere condolences to Young's family. 1978 – Ralph Capitani named Race Director and Promoter. Despite the efforts of the paramedics on the scene, Young was pronounced dead upon arrival at a local hospital. 1974 – Promoter Marion Robinson leaves May 1974. The collision sent Young and Lasoski flipping through turn three. He won the Knoxville Nationals in 2016 and was standing fifth in the points this season with two wins under his belt. World of Outlaws sprint car driver Jason Johnson died Saturday night after a racing crash at Wisconsin’s Beaver Dam Raceway. 2011 – Ralph Capitani retires at the end of the 2011 season. 1987 – Grandstand expansion completed upper tier in sections K-N (11,584). 2002 – Concrete added to infield pit area. Each August, the Raceway holds the paramount sprint car event in the United States, the Knoxville Nationals. During Robinson's tenure, the cars progressed from stock cars to modifieds to supermodifieds to sprint cars. 1901 – First automobile race staged with 2 cars owned by Well's Manufacturing and Tone's Spices Co. 1917 – Old wooden grandstand was built (2,000 capacity). Spire Sports + Entertainment's Kendra Jacobs, named as Marketing Director. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. 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