Knoke ready for MMSA championship run

Elijah Knoke of Columbus has his sights on the 2023 Midwest Mini-Sprint Association 29-race schedule, which begins March 25 at Brownstown Speedway.

Knoke’s sponsors this year include Advantage Heating and Air, Advantage Fireplace Center, Heat and Glo Fireplace, Industrial Concepts Fabrication, MB Painting, Integrated Racing Concepts, Howler Motorsports, Corey’s BBQ and Catering, All-Around Remodeling, Lytle Farms, ARZO Concepts, Hillbilly’s BBQ and Tenderloins, Rob and Jo’s Body Shop and Hinchman of Indianapolis.

The 2023 MMSA schedule:

March 25: Brownstown Speedway

April 8: Wayne County (Illinois) Speedway

April 14: Bloomington Speedway

April 15: Tri-State Speedway

April 22: Lincoln Park Speedway

April 29: Tri-State Speedway

May 26: Bloomington Speedway

May 27: Lincoln Park Speedway

May 28: Tri-State Speedway

June 3: Brownstown Speedway

June 9: Bloomington Speedway

June 10: Circle City Raceway

June 24: Tri-State Speedway

July 1: Lincoln Park Speedway

July 7: Gas City Speedway

July 8: Lincoln Park Speedway

July 15: Paragon Speedway

July 29: Tri-State Speedway

Aug. 12: Tri-State Speedway

Aug. 18: Bloomington Speedway

Aug. 26: Lincoln Park Speedway

Sept. 1: Bloomington Speedway

Sept. 9: Red Hill (Illinois) Raceway

Sept. 16: Tri-State Speedway

Sept. 23: Wayne County (Illinois) Speedway

Oct. 7: Paragon Speedway

Oct. 14: Tri-State Speedway

All Star Midgets sets 2023 schedule

The All Star Circuit of Champions TQ Midgets has announced its 2023 race schedule. The series owned by Tony Stewart will begin its season May 6 at the Bartholomew County Fairgrounds.

The 2023 All Star TQ Midgets schedule:

May 6: Bartholomew County Fairgrounds

May 13: Paragon Speedway

May 19: Circle City Raceway

May 27: Bartholomew County Fairgrounds

June 9: Circle City Raceway

June 10: Circle City Raceway

June 13: Shelby County Fairgrounds

June 17: Rush County Fairgrounds

June 23: Circle City Raceway

June 24: Rush County Fairgrounds

June 27: Bartholomew County Fairgrounds

June 30: Rush County Fairgrounds

July 4: Rush County Fairgrounds

July 7: Circle City Raceway

July 8: Shelby County Fairgrounds

July 14: Decatur County Fairgrounds

July 15: Paragon Speedway

July 22: Bartholomew County Fairgrounds

July 28: Circle City Raceway

Aug. 5: Bartholomew County Fairgrounds

Aug. 11: Circle City Raceway

Aug. 19: Shelby County Fairgrounds

Aug. 26: Paragon Speedway

Sept. 2: Rush County Fairgrounds

Sept. 16: Bartholomew County Fairgrounds

Sept. 30: Circle City Raceway

Oct. 7: Bartholomew County Fairgrounds

Oct. 14: Circle City Raceway

Oct. 28: Circle City Raceway

Oct. 29: Circle City Raceway

Upcoming race schedule

March 11: Paragon Speedway – No Way Out 40 for 410 sprints, $10,000 to win, plus hornets. For information, visit

March 11: Florence Speedway – 47th annual Spring 50 for late models, $10,000 to win, plus crate late models and modifieds. For information, visit

March 18: Brownstown Speedway – 26th annual Indiana Icebreaker with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, $15,000 to win, plus modifieds and pure stocks. For information, visit

James Essex writes a motorsports notebook for The Tribune. Send comments to [email protected]