$5000 to win Lanmark Property Advisors 30 at Knox County Fair in Knoxville, IL
KNOXVILLE, Ill. (July 22, 2002) - The biggest one-day payoff for the history of the USMTS will take place on Wednesday July 31st. This race will be sponsored by Lanmark Property Advisors from Rochester, MN. This race will pay $5000 to win and $300 to start the A-main event. This will be the third year the USMTS has been part of the Knox County Fair. In 2000 the USMTS made its first ever appearance at the speedway and Bob Dominacki picked up the win. Last season Willy Kraft from Lakefield, MN picked up the win. Forty-four cars checked in both seasons for the fair race.
This season a lot of changes have been made with the race as Ed Sheckler has worked with a bunch of sponsors to make the race $5000 to the winner.
Paying $5000 to win a one-day show should bring some of the best modifieds drivers in the USA to this race. USMTS is expecting sixty cars.
Some of the expected drivers are current USMTS National Point leader Kelly Shryock, Tommy Myer, Mike Chasteen, Kevin Peters, Tim Donlinger, Joey Kates, Jaosn Hughes, Skeet Amason, Eddie Martin, Tim Weaver, Johnny Bone, Justin Boney, Ron Schreiner, Bruce Hanford, Jimmy Owens, Mike Marlar, Andy Tennison, Mike Spaulding, Rick Hixson, Luke Cochran, Rick Gustin, Jeff Leka, Kyle Logue, Corey Dripps plus many more. Hot laps will start at 6:45 with racing to follow. Gates will open at 4pm with the grandstands opening at 5:30.
This will be the only race at the Knox County Fair and fans that are planning on attending should arrive early as the place will fill up fast. Also running will be the street stocks and hobby stocks. Each class will pay $400 to win.
So far in 2002 the USMTS has had twenty different winners. Kelly Shryock leads the south region points over Tommy Myer.
This race will be run on Hoosier Tires. Drivers can use either A/H 40 on rear and D40 on the front. Siping will be allowed at Peoria, and Knoxville.
For more information on this race call the USMTS office at 515-832-7944. Hope to see everyone at the Knox County Fair July 31st.