Fans traveling to the 59th Annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores want to add Tony Stewart’s KARTAPALOOZA to their must-do list of activities for August 7. The Sage Fruit Company Go-Kart Spectacular returns once again. In addition the Sage Fruit Pie Eating Contest and the FETCH! game featuring K9 Dallas of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office for a day of fun at Slideways Karting Center in Knoxville, Iowa.
Fans can race head-to-head with Stewart and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Kyle Larson (No. 42) and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (No. 17). Each driver followed Stewart’s path from the dirt tracks to NASCAR. Joining this powerful trio are World of Outlaws drivers Brian Brown (No. 41) and McKenna “Sassy” Haase (No. 55). Limited to 50 driver entries, this exciting competition is about skill and fun. As Tony says it best, “Hijinks will abound.”
KARTAPALOOZA featuring the Go-Kart Spectacular raises funds that directly benefit chronically ill and physically disabled children, animals that are endangered or at-risk, and drivers injured in the sport of motor racing through the Grants Program that has distributed more than $7.5M nationally.
“My foundation is absolutely elevating programs and bringing well-deserved attention to outstanding charity partners,” Stewart said. “My racing career has been and continues to be very successful. The foundation offers me the opportunity to turn success into significance.”
Slideways Karting Center is featuring a specialty menu and cocktail list using Sage Fruit apples and peaches. A live DJ is spinning records and calling the action.
Slideways Karting Center is providing non-stop shuttle service between Knoxville Raceway and the karting center starting at 9:30 AM
Those interested in helping kids, animals and injured drivers are encouraged to head over to Slideways on Wednesday, August 7. Whether a competitor or a spectator, fans of all ages are certain to enjoy KARTAPALOOZA.
Only a few Driver Entries remain for the 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM karting competition racing for the Sage Fruit Company Karting Trophy. Entries can guarantee their ride by making a donation entry fee of $400. Drivers receive an event T-shirt and swag bag along with a custom-etched piston autographed by Stewart, Larson, Stenhouse, Jr., Brown and Haase. Register at https://TonyStewartFoundation.org/ and click ‘Register to Race’.
It’s a sweet finish for 30 competitors in the 1st Annual Sage Fruit Pie Eating Contest. Each competitor receives a KARTAPALOOZA t-shirt with the Winner, second and third-place finishers each taking home a great prize package. Register at https://TonyStewartFoundation.org/ and click ‘I’m a Pie Eater.’
Animals are the winners when fans participate in FETCH! Marion County Sheriff Jason Sandholdt brings a pair of K9 officers to retrieve numbered yellow tennis balls for this game of chance. All proceeds directly benefit the 2019 Foundation Grant Program to directly help shelter animals find a forever home. FETCH! is open to everyone – you do not have to be present to win. Sign up at https://TonyStewartFoundation.org/ and click ‘Fetch My Ball’.
Spectators are welcomed to attend Kartapalooza to enjoy watching the competitions, shopping at the Merchandise Tent, enjoying specialty food & drink courtesy of Sage Fruit Company and kicking back listening to a great DJ spin tunes and call the action. Gate donations of $5/person are encouraged but not required.