One of the first guys to qualify for this year’s seventeenth annual Premier Chevy Dealers Knoxville World Challenge has become its twenty-eighth, and possibly final, entrant.
Craig Dollansky has finally entered the 20-lap, $10,000-to-win international invitational, making him the twelfth American to do so. Twelve Australians have also entered the Friday, August 13, event, as have two Canadians and two New Zealanders.
Top American drivers include Joey Saldana, Sammy Swindell, Paul McMahan, Jason Allard, , Jason Johnson, and Shane Stewart just to name a few while Australlia will also be represented by some big names including Kerry Madsen, and Brooke Tatnell as well as defending champion Lynton Jeffery.
Interestingly, sixteen teams will be inverted on the starting grid, based upon their qualifying night points during the 50th annual Goodyear Knoxville Nationals presented by Lucas Oil. The Premier Chevy Dealers Knoxville World Challenge is also a points-paying round of the 12-race, 10-night Cox Design & Metal Febrication Iowa SpeedWeek, which will award the Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” title.