Speedway Star release their 2014 USA Knoxville Nationals Tour Itinerary
Speedway Star have released their itinerary following the announcement of the World of Outlaw schedule last night. This tour is a must for any true Speedway fan with the best USA racing including the four nights of the 2014 Knoxville Sprintcar Nationals. Don't miss the King of the Outlaws Steve Kinser racing on his Farewell tour!
Day 1 Monday August 4
Depart Sydney on Qantas flight for Kansas City where Wayne Meyer will be waiting to pick you up.
Day 2 Tuesday August 5
Straight into the action as tonight is the Ultimate Sprintcar Challenge at Oskaloosa, great racing at this warm up to Knoxville Nationals.
Day 3 Wednesday August 6
We will be staying at the very comfortable Holiday Inn at Des Moines a great base for the four nights of racing you are in for at the 2014 Knoxville Sprintcar Nationals. We will head down to Knoxville early today to have a good look around and take in the National Sprintcar Museum and Hall of Fame before the racing starts. Can Steve Kinser put a storybook finish on his wonderful career by once again winning the Knoxville Nationals. Tonight is the first night of qualifying so half the field take on the huge task of qualifying for the big one on Saturday night.
Day 4 Thursday August 7
After your free hot breakfast we will go to Winterset to see the boyhood home of John Wayne and the Covered Bridges featured in the movie The Bridges of Madison County. Then off to the Marion County Fairgrounds for night two of qualifying at the Nationals.
Day 5 Friday August 8
Tonight is the World Challenge at Knoxville plus some more Nationals qualifying. Some tour members might want to go have a NASCAR drive at the Iowa Speedway or the carts at Slideways in Knoxville during the morning.
Day 6 Saturday August 9
Well itís time for the Granddaddy of them all the Knoxville Nationals, only the very best drivers qualify for this massive event and with a bit of luck there could be a few Aussies in the A Main.
Day 7 Sunday August 10
We keep the Sunday free in case of a washout at Knoxville, but a rest will be needed after a hectic 5 nights of racing.
Day 8 Monday August 11
Today we will take the short drive down to Lincoln Nebraska to have a look at Speedway Motors and Bill Smiths magnificent Automobile Museum.
Day 9 Tuesday August 12
The World of Outlawís are on the schedule tonight. They have been at McCool Junction the last couple of years but TBC.
Day 10 Wednesday August 13
We will make our way up to Chicago today for a couple of days of sightseeing in the Windy City. The Sears tour and City bus tours are a must do in Chicago.
Day 11 Thursday August 14
Day 12 Friday August 15
We make our way down to Springfield just down the road a bit in preparation for the ARCA Dirt race and USAC Silver Crown races on the famous Springfield Mile. The State Fair is also on at this time to keep your occupied.
Day 13 August 16
ARCA at Springfield Fairgrounds (Mile dirt track)
Day 14 August 17
USAC Silver Crown cars racing at Springfield.
Day 15 August 18
Off to Memphis this morning.
Day 16 August 19
While in Memphis we will visit the home of Elvis Gracelandís, Beale Street, Sun Records and the Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King was shot.
Day 17 August 20
Driving to Nashville today.
Day 18 August 21
We will visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and have dinner Downtown in one of the Country Music bars.
Day 19/20 August 22/23
This will be one of the highlights of the tour NASCAR racing at Bristol. Bristol was sold out for years but with tickets now available we can add it back onto our itinerary. Bristol is one of the best tracks to take in a NASCAR race as all the action happens right in front of you, you can see the whole track from your seat!
Day 21/28 August 24/31
Today we make our way up to Indianapolis where you will spend your last six days of tour taking in the race shops bars and some wingless Sprintcar action at tracks like Bloomington and Kokomo. Also for Drag fans the biggest Drag event on the USA calendar the US Nationals is on in Indianapolis if you want to take a peak.
Day 29 September 1
Itís time to head home for those not staying on the extended tour for World 100 Late Model race at Eldora. Iím sure you will have a great time!
For those that can get more time off work you can depart Australia on July 30. We will be attending three nights of the Belleville Midget Nationals (a must see event) and an extra night at Knoxville and Oskaloosa. Five extra nights of racing. You can also stay on after Indianapolis if you like to see the World 100 Late Model race at the Eldora Speedway (their biggest event of the year)
The 29 day tour it $6995.00, it includes Airfares, twin share accommodation and usually hot breakfast, transport (we use rental cars for more flexibility (not stuck in a van!) and race tickets for Knoxville Nationals and Bristol NASCAR races. We suggest you take $2000 spending money which should cover your food, side tours, souvenirs, additional race tickets and fuel.
The full 43 day tour is $8395.00.
To book your place on this yearís tour just send $2000 deposit to:
179A Warringah Road
Beacon Hill 2100
Balance is due before May 1 2014
You had better be quick this tour will fill fast.
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