Sprints, Sprints and Open Cockpit at Knox Raceway

By  Pam Baker

KNOX, PA- The Big Mav Classic featuring the Allegheny 305 Sprint Tour will be held on Sunday, July 24th at Knox Raceway.  The Allegheny 305 Sprint Car drivers will pay tribute to former 305 Sprint Car driver, Brandon Hawkins who at the young age of 26 passed away after suffering injuries in a construction accident that occurred on July 20, 2020.  Brandon left behind his parents, girlfriend and his son, Maverick for whom the race is named.  

Along with the Big Mav Classis the Sunday night racing card will feature the RUSH Wingless Sprint Cars, 270cc Micro Sprints and the Jr. Sprints.  The Mending Hope Equine Rescue will also have a display table behind the grandstands and hope to raise some money for their horse rescue organization.  Gates will open at 4:00 pm with racing starting at 6pm.  

Coming up then on Sunday, August 21st will be the first of two visits by the 410 Sprint Cars.  These powerful machines will compete for a 25-lap event and local favorites should be in attendance including AJ Flick, Carl Bowser, Jack Sodeman, Jr. and many more.  Also racing that evening will be the RUSH Wingless Sprints, the Penn-Ohio Pro Stocks and the Jr. Sprints.  The 410 Sprints will return on September 11th for the final circle track event in 2022 along with the RUSH Wingless Sprints and Penn-Ohio Pro Stocks.  Starting times for both of these events will take place at 6pm.

Just added to the activities at Knox Raceway will be a second Demolition Derby on October 1st produced by Grandstand Productions.  More information on this event will be forthcoming.  

Knox Raceway owned by Brian and Brianna Steinman was purchased late in 2021 and has opened for the season in 2022 to provide entertainment for the local community by hosting Demolition Derbies, Truck and Tractor Pulls, Circle Track Racing and in the future Rodeos, Concerts, and many other fun events.  Knox Raceway would like to send a special “Thank You” out to our sponsors for the 2022 season which include Branson Tractors, Burford and Henry Real Estate, Clarion Boards, Felling Trailers, Ferringer Enterprises, Heeter Enterprises, Knox Bakery, Modern Living, Pennwest Homes, Unique Fabrications, Welcome Homes, Bills Service and Corcetti Contracting, Kerle Tire and Triple S Recycling.