Knoxville Raceway is a sprint car raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, approximately 40 miles southeast of Des Moines. Located at the Marion County Fairgrounds, this dirt oval raceway known as the "Sprint Car Capital of the World" has been used for weekly races since 1954. It was originally used for stock car racing, but now features sprint cars.
Children of all ages will love watching the high-powered race cars speed around the track. If you've never been to a sprint car race before, a family visit to Knoxville Raceway is a must!
Things to Do
- Go to a race - there's nothing like the thrill of watching sprint cars race around the track at speeds that reach up to 140 mph!
- Print out the First Time Fan Guide on the Knoxville Raceway website if you're new to this spectator sport. It explains key terms, how the races work, and the meanings of all of the racing flag colors, which will be very useful if it's your first race!
- Are you or your children eager to learn even more about sprint cars? Visit the nearby National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum which contains cars, trophies, paintings, photos, and other sprint car racing memorabilia and artifacts. Learn more at their official website.
Knoxville Raceway Insider Tips
- Check Knoxville Raceway's online schedule to view the pricing for upcoming events. The track frequently has races with free general admission tickets for those under the age of 19!
- Knoxville Raceway has a free parking area near their north gate. Space is limited though, so arrive early if you want to save a few dollars on parking!
- If you have older children who are eager to try racing themselves, then visit the Slideways Karting Center, also located in Knoxville. It is a fun attraction where wannabe racers of all ages go to race go-karts.