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2022 Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame Inductees Announced!

2022 Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame Inductees Announced!

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
The 2022 Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame inductees have been announced by our Hall of Fame Committee. Four individuals will be recognized for the contributions and accomplishments to Knoxville Raceway. Those being inducted this year will be Craig Dollansky, Butch Maxwell, Al Parker and Bob Vielhauer (posthumously).

This year marks the 44th class of inductees. The Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame was established in 1979 and there are currently 216 inductees. The annual induction banquet will be held on Saturday, July 2 at Noon in Dyer-Hudson Hall.

Craig Dollansky (Driver) Elk River, MN:
Growing up watching his father Bill race, Craig had the racing fever at an early age and first came to Knoxville as a driver 1983. Known as an Outlaw for most of his career, his roots are in Knoxville. He racked up 16 wins here, his first coming in 1995 and last in 2016. As a weekly competitor Craig finished in the top five of the point standings three separate times in 1994, 1995 and 2016. Competing on the road he found a lot of success. In 2000 with the World of Outlaws Gumout Series he won nine times on his way to winning the Championship. He has tallied 11 wins with All Star Circuit of Champions. 66 wins with the World of Outlaws and finished runner-up in series points twice, in 2006 and 2012. His Knoxville Nationals resume includes two preliminary feature wins, eight top five finishes, 14 top ten’s and 19 starts in the Championship A-Main, finishing third, three different times in 1996, 2002 and 2008. He is currently the promoter of Dodge City Raceway Park in Kansas.