Southern Iowa Speedweek starts this Thursday as the 360 Nationals start up at the Knoxville Raceway. Knoxville City Manager Harold Stewart says they’ve been preparing for Nationals all summer, even as RAGBRAI prep was occurring. He explains that because Nationals is an annual event, many of their systems for planning are already in place. Stewart says they’ll once again be dedicating officers to help with intersection control post-race and working with the VA campus to access the area and empty out parking in that direction as well. He adds Nationals are another great opportunity for the community to show its hospitality.