Tony Stewart Foundation Challenges Knoxville Nationals Fans

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Sage Fruit Go-Kart Spectacular and Tony’s KARTAPALOOZA Engage Fans

INDIANAPOLIS (July 30 2019) – 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 alongside 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 who 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.

How to Participate in the Karting Spectacular and KARTAPALOOZA Competitions:

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. Guarantee your ride by making a donation entry fee of $400. Or, if you’re a risk taker, arrive at Slideways by 11:30 on Aug 7 to see if 1 or 2 last minute entries remain. 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 and click either ‘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, 2nd and 3rd place finishers each taking home a great prize package. Register at 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 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.

For more information regarding the Tony Stewart Foundation, visit and follow on Facebook at, on Twitter @14TSF and Instagram at tonystewartfoundation.

For information regarding Stewart, visit; follow on Twitter & Facebook @TonyStewart; and on Instagram – tsrsmoke.
For information regarding his foundation, visit; follow on Twitter & Facebook @14TSF and on Instagram – tonystewartfoundation.

For more information regarding the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store, visit

About The Tony Stewart Foundation

Tony Stewart established his Tony Stewart Foundation in August 2003 with the first grants awarded the winter 2014. To date, just over $7.5 million has been awarded in grant funding to well-qualified charities located throughout the United States, providing programs and services to children who are critically ill and/or physically disabled, animals at-risk and drivers injured in the sport of motor racing.

About Sage Fruit Company

Located in Yakima, Washington, the growers at the Sage Fruit Company have been supplying consumers with the best apples, pears, cherries, and stone fruit for over three generations, specializing in both Organic and Conventional product. Sage Fruit growers farm several thousand acres of orchards throughout the state of Washington, as well as parts of Oregon. They take great pride in their commitment to quality, innovation, and service. Their mission is to deliver the highest quality fruit and foster long-term relationships with customers, employees and growers, while providing “An Exceptional Eating Experience!” For more information & recipes, visit

About Slideways Karting Center

Located in Knoxville, Iowa, this locally owned business caters to the kid in everyone. Both the slick karting track and the 18-hole mini golf course attract competitors of all ages and skill levels. Play continues with life-size Jenga, air hockey, foosball and corn-hole. Food and drink is available in air-conditioned comfort to refresh and refuel for the next round of competition. For more information, visit

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