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Nearly 80 pre-entries in for Harris Clash at Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 14) – Seventy-eight drivers are pre-entered for the

Harris Clash for I.M.C.A. Sunoco Modifieds, to be held Thursday, July 22 at the

Knoxville Raceway.

While the race features the biggest feature purse in its 13-year history,

event organizer and promoter Bob Harris cited a number of reasons behind the

surge in early entries.

“Response has been outstanding this year. I expect to have 85 pre-entries by

the end of the week,” he said. “In addition to the increased purse, we’ve done

more marketing than in the past to increase our exposure, and people who have

attended this event before know how well the event is run.”

“All drivers are guaranteed $75 tow money and that covers their entry fee

and two pit passes, he added. “Because of all the rain this spring and early

summer, a lot of drivers haven’t raced as much this year and still have money in

their budget for special events.”

A field of 104 drivers vied for starting spots in the 2003 Harris Clash

feature, won by Greg Metz of Washington, Kan. This year’s winner earns $2,000, a

$400 bump from last year, while the feature purse was upped $3,000 to a total of


All drivers will get at least two chances to qual-ify for the 25-lap


Sponsored by Karl Chevrolet of Ankeny, the Harris Clash is fully I.M.C.A.

sanctioned. Pit passes are $20 and no one under the age of 16 will be allowed in

the pit area.

Gates open at 3:30 p.m. and the draw closes at 6:05 p.m. Hot laps are at

6:30 p.m. with the first heat race at 7:15 p.m. No national, regional or state

points will be awarded.

More infor-mation about the event is available at www.harrisclash.com or by

calling (515) 233-5503 or (515) 231-1748.



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