News

3/28/2013
Slideways is proud to team up with NASCAR’s three-time champion and World of Outlaw winning sprint car driver Tony Stewart and Kick-It, a partner of the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation, to host the second annual Kick-It kickball game at the Knoxville Nationals, sprint car racing’s most prestigious event. The 2013 event will feature four teams – two of the world’s best sprint car drivers, one of their wives and girlfriends, and the fourth team featuring fans that donate to the cause.

The fourth team of fans will be chosen by a first-ever go-karting race against Stewart at Slideways Karting Center. The first 50 donors to contribute $200 or more will be entered in the five heat race, and 20-lap feature event against Stewart on Wednesday of Nationals week. The top-two finishers in each heat race will qualify for the feature event and comprise the fourth team in Friday’s kickball event. Both live and silent auctions will take place throughout Friday’s kickball game, this year featuring one-in-a-lifetime experiences such as two-seater sprint car rides, commentating events during the 2013 Knoxville Nationals, riding shotgun in the official Knoxville Raceway pace car, participating as a Kasey Kahne Racing honorary crew member, waving the green flag for the SPEED SPORT Knoxville Raceway World Challenge and more. Sprint car and NASCAR memorabilia including an autographed and event-worn Jeff Gordon firesuit and a Bell helmet signed by all Knoxville Nationals participants. Official items from Tony Stewart’s Kick-It Cup will also be auctioned following the game. All proceeds from the kickball game and auction will benefit Kick-It, a grassroots fundraising program focusing solely on raising money for children’s cancer research. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. 

Details for Go Kart Race:
When: Wednesday August 7th from 2pm-4pm
Where: Slideways Karting Center, 1230 Hwy 14 North, Knoxville IA
Tony Stewart will compete against 50 donors in five 12-lap heat races. The top-two finishers of each heat qualify for the 20-lap feature event. The 10 feature qualifers will also comprise of the fourth team in Friday's kickball event. Event is open to the public.  Interviews available upon request. 

Details for Kickball Game:
When: Friday August 9th from 11am-1pm
Where: Youngs Park, 1000 N Lincoln St, Knoxville IA
Four kickball teams made of sprint car drivers, their wives and girlfriends, and the 10 go-karting qualifers will compete for Tony Stewart's Kick-It Cup trophy. Live and silent auction featuring once-in-a-lifetime items Event is open to the public. All participants available for interviews. 

Donation Site for Go-Kart Race: http://www.kick-it.org/events/go-kart-racing-against-tony-stewart 
Donation Site for Kickball Game: 
http://www.kick-it.org/events/tony-stewarts-kick-it-cup 

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Make sure to come out and see us after the races at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday nights!  Just north of Knoxville on Highway 14.  We'll still be open if you need more racing action!

It might be raining in Knoxville
  but that won't shut us down!  Come on out after the rain has passed and drive the track when it's wet!

The 10th Annual Mini-Nationals is in the books!
Dalton McBurney is the 2012 Champion after a long battle with 2nd place finisher Dusty Masolini! Finishing third after a white flag pass is Ben Truetken. Andy Peck came in fourth, and Chad Newell finished in the 5th position after starting 12th as an alternate from the B-Main. John Oolman finished 6th and Brandon Gandy from California finished 7th. One of our two youngest participants, Austin Stewart finishes 8th. Nick Guernsey 9th, Cal Smith 10th, Justin VerHey, 11th, and Jim Peck 12th.

We would like to thank all of the competitors for another great Mini-Nationals and hope to see you all again next year!


League Night Racing
We're happy to announce that the 2012 League Nights will start on April 5th!  If you'd like to race in leagues, join us at 6:45p.m. on the 5th for the drivers meeting along with $15 for the entry fee.  Call 641-828-6337 for more information.

New Owners!
Just in time for Slideway's 10th Anniversary, we're happy to announce that new owners have taken over!  They  have a great vision for the future so get  ready to come check it out and meet the  new owners!   

Track Rentals
WE ARE ONLY OPEN FOR TRACK RENTALS AS LONG AS THE WEATHER HOLDS OUT...GIVE US A CALL TO SCHEDULE The weather is still incredibly great for Racing...build your own Nationals event and RENT the track at SLIDEWAYS KARTING CENTER!!! GIVE US A CALL 641-828-6337....Also Check out all of the pictures over the years on Slideways Karting Center FACEBOOK page.

October 11, 2011

Lots of New Pictures up on Slideways Karting Center Facebook page....and more to come!!!! Check it out!!!
We had the TOP 10 Race for Season League Racers....1st Joe Halterman, 2nd Jim Peck, 3rd Jason Randolph, 4th Andy Peck, 5th Ben Truetken, 6th Dusty Masolini, 7th Cal Smith, 8th Ryan Mills, 9th Travis Rewerts, 10th Anthony Dittmer

Sept 25, 2011
LEAGUE POINTS ARE FINAL for 2011 Season!!! Click on Leagues above, then on points. Thank you so much to all 120 racers that gave leagues a try throughout the season. We hope to see you next year.

Sept 8, 2011
League points are up to date!! Check it out! New leader in the annual points.  The weather is perfect for Racing!!! Track Rentals are the way to go. Give us a call. We rent by the hour.  Kevin and I have decided that the month of OCTOBER should be Track Rentals Only...feel free to give us some feedback at slideways@iowatelecom.net

Sept 1, 2011
Fall Leagues start tonight at 7:00PM...we are only running the month of September on Thursdays, so if you ever wanted to try this, now is the time!! Sign in around 6:45PM....we look forward to seeing you.

August 17, 2011
51st Annual Knoxville Nationals have come and gone. How fast was that?  Congrats to all the Slideways sponsored teams for their entries.  We have crowned a 2nd TWO TIME Mini-Nationals Champion!!! Joe Halterman from Des Moines won in 2009 and 2011...2nd place went to Doug Lord of Grand Rapids, Minn., and 3rd place went to Andy Peck of Newton, Iowa.
We are setting our sites on the Late Model Nationals in late September. Until then open racing, track rentals, and Thursday Night Leagues!!!

August 4th, 2011
360 Nationals start tonight...Good luck to all the Race Teams!! Special luck to #7 Tasker Philips, #71 RJ Johnson, #71R Ryan Anderson, and #91 Dusty Zomer

July 25, 2011
We are excited to see every one again during the 51st KNOXVILLE NATIONALS!!   Just a couple weeks away!!!  NATIONALS HOURS at SLIDEWAYS KARTING CENTER 10AM - MIDNIGHT DAILY!

AUGUST 4TH -AUG 13TH
Mini-Nationals will be held at 8:00am August 11-13th FREE TO WATCH

July 13, 2011
The weather is supposed to change...looks like the weekend will be great for racing at Slideways!!! One month from tomorrow is the start of the Mini Nationals...For those of you coming to the Knoxville Nationals, make sure you stop by as soon as you get to town to see if there are any of the 48 entries available. Looks like this year we may have spots open. This is one part of your Knoxville Nationals experience you won't want to miss.

July 4th!!!, 2011
HAPPY JULY 4TH!!! And the winning number from the drawing for the free entry to our Mini-Nationals is:616082If you have this number on a the drawing ticket...you will need to be at Slideways on Thursday morning August 11th at 7:30AM for qualifying!!! I hope everyone enjoyed the $4 rides today...there is still time to get out here, we are open until 7PM,June 26, 2011 SLIDEWAYS NIGHT RAINED OUT for the 3rd time this year...never been rained out any year before...maybe it wasn't meant to be this year.  Thank you so much for everyone that came out for public racing last night...at least some people were able to have some fun racing.

June 25, 2011
League points are posted!! Go to LEAGUES above, and go to points.
If you want an entry in the MINI-NATIONALS, there is a form under Mini-Nationals above. We only accept 48, so get your entry in soon. We race August 11-13th at 8:00AM. Bring your family and friends to cheer you on. It is free to watch.
SKIP JACKSON UPDATE: Out of Surgery and doing great!


June 22, 2011
For those of you that received a chance at one entry in the Mini Nationals, the drawing will be held on July4th, 2011. We will post the winning number here.This weekend we are attempting to hold Slideways night at the Knoxville Raceway again....3rd time is a charm, right? We will also be giving some more tickets out for that FREE chance to an entry in the Mini Nationals. Be sure to stop by our booth outside of the Knoxville Raceway ticket office between 5 and 7pm.
League Racing is Thursday night..$15 for a night of racing!! You are the driver!!! Must be 58" tall to race.
Please be here by 7pm for the driver's meeting.

June 3, 2011
SKIP JACKSON Benefit is Saturday... June 11... NOON...
 at the Hall of Fame.


June 2, 2011
OK...Lot's to talk about...New Mini-Nationals Entry form is posted, go to Mini-Nationals to get it and get it early, we only accept the first 48 paid entries. And they are coming in now.
Next topic...there will be a benefit for SKIP Jackson coming soon....please attend. Skip has been a huge friend of mine and Slideways for many years, and he can use everyones support. Thank you so much, in advance. For those of you that wasn't aware, he was diagnosed with the C word recently. He has driven the SLIDEWAYS #2 sprint car for several years at the Knoxville Raceway.
Now, for May League information: Congrats to Joe Halterman!! 2nd RJ Johnson and 3rd Jacob Murray!!!
Thanks to everyone that participated this past month. We had at least half of the field being new or semi-new to Slideways Leagues. Tonight June Leagues start!!! 7PM drivers meeting. If you are not here for the meeting you start in the back.

OUTLAW WEEKEND HOURS

Friday, June 10th, 1PM-10PM
Saturday, June 11th, 10PM-10PM
Sunday, June 12th, 1PM-7PM
Call for our NEW and Improved Track Rental Pricing for SMALLER groups....641-828-6337.

May 23, 2011
Slideways Karting Center finally got a great weekend of racing. Kevin and I spent a couple days promoting at the Iowa Speedway too. We'll try to download some pictures. Thanks to everyone that stopped by our booth!! It was big. As I said at the Iowa Speedway, we are open to the public every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for open racing....it costs $7.00 to race....come to the Knoxville Raceway and see the sprint cars and come to Slideways to race yourself....race your friends, race your wife, or your girlfriend. We also rent the track for groups....it is crazy fun!! We look forward to seeing you!!!
For those of you that got a chance to race the mini nationals....watch for the winning number to be posted on July 4, 2011. Good luck. You may want to come out and get a few laps to see what those karts feel like on a slick track.

May 14, 2011
We have to apologize for Mother Nature's horrible weather with rain and cold on Slideways Night! The Knoxville Raceway canceled tonight and we decided to close early. This was the first time since we opened that we have not been able to have Slideways Night. As long as the weather can get better we will open tomorrow. We will honor the 4 dollar deal that we advertised if you ask for it. Have a great weekend!!!

May 10, 2011
So there is so much going on this week, something for everyone. Tomorrow we are headed to the Iowa Speedway to take 4 Karts so that some coaches from the University of Iowa and Iowa State University can have a challenge race. It is free to the public and starts at 2PM. Thanks to the Iowa Speedway for allowing us to participate in this incredible event!!
Thursday night leagues will be the first of the season since we rained out last week. $15 to race, come on out to  Slideways Karting Center and be a competitive racer!! Show up by 6:45PM.
And then Saturday all day, we have brought 2002 pricing back for the day....$4 to drive a kart!! It is also Slideways Night at the Knoxville Raceway, so we will have 1/2 price tickets available at our ticket booth for the night at the famous 1/2 mile dirt track. We would love to fill the stands so come out to get your tickets!!
Can't wait to see you!

May 1, 2011

MAY DAY!!! Yep, May is here, and we begin it with awesome weather! Shouldn't be any reason why you shouldn't come out and enjoy a race like a few have done. We have had a few track rentals this weekend, and a handful of people that came out to try the spring track and karts. LEAGUES start this week on Thursday!!! Come by yourself or bring some friends, points are kept for the whole month of May. Try a couple Thursday nights to see where you stand. We draw for starting positions and draw for karts...the main advantage is with luck and driving skill.
Watch for some SLIDEWAYS commercials on TV8 this first part of May!!!

April 24, 2011
HAPPY EASTER!! Finally got our website running again after a small glitch...sorry for any inconvenience. WOW...we have some great things planned for this season. Don't forget to make plans to come out on May  14th for $4 rides, and check out Peace Tree Brewery for their $4 sample pack. We have other merchants that want in on the "Experience Knoxville for $4", so check them all out too. We get to sell 1/2 price tickets at Slideways for Slideways Night at the Knoxville Raceway. Let's fill the stands!!!

April 9, 2011
We are open at 1:00PM today and tomorrow!!  10th ANNUAL MINI-NATIONALS IS AUGUST 11th-13th, 2011 Get your entries in for this milestone event!! We only except the first 48! 2011 REGULAR PUBLIC HOURS
Friday 5-10PM, Saturday 1-10PM, Sunday 1-7PM
*Note: Friday Nights start in May
Call for special priced Track Rentals 641-828-6337

Slideways Karting Center Facebook page has photos posted for every year we have been open since 2002...check it out. If you were out there during the Nationals any year, there is a chance that you have a picture there. Feel free to invite your friends to check it out.

As you can see, we have cleared the 2010 Website index page to make room for 2011! The racing season is coming soon, and Kevin is working hard to get the karts ready for our 9th Season at Slideways Karting Center. Yeah! 9th year! and coming up on the 10th Nationals!! This is a milestone, so get your entries in soon. You can see pictures from past Nationals under the photos tag. Check back soon for updates on the upcoming season. Feel free to share this site with your friends, family, and business partners. March 24, 2011 March is coming to an end and it looks like it is going out like a lion. We are looking forward to April cause we plan to open that 1st weekend. We are looking forward to seeing the new sponsors for 2011. Thanks to Pella Rental and Sales and the New #18 Kart!! Renewals this year are #2DQ, #3Wackos/Haning Construction, #24Bertrand Funeral Homes, #06Iowa Speedway, #69Raceway Tire, #16Knoxville Barbershop, #13Crossroads Hall, #4Taso's(2010 Winner of the Mini-Nationals), #1st Scott Evans Physical Therapy/The Other Medical Clinic, #7Malone Motorsports, #46Peace Tree/McKay Insurance. Come on out the weekend of April 1st...call ahead just in case the weather becomes an issue. February 13, 2011 Happy Valentines day to everyone. Slideways tickets to your loved one...now that is what they really want. For the love of Racing!!! One month or so away from opening Slideways for Track Rentals!! Get your group set up for organized racing or just open racing!! January 8, 2011$5 TICKETS!!!! You can purchase these through the month of January...good through the 2011 season!!! KEVIN has gone crazy this winter and decided to make some deals. Give him a call at 641-780-1186!!! Please only between 9-5 on the weekdays. Hurry cause this deal won't last long. This years prices are $7...so you can't go wrong here. January 1, 2011 HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM TEAM SLIDEWAYS!!!!!
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