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Australlian Trevor Green to Drive for Injured Danny Smith at Knoxville Nationals

Posted: Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 at 5:55 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Jamie Brockman...Information provided by Knoxville Raceway Marketing Director Brian Stickel

This year’s seventeenth annual Premier Chevy Dealers Knoxville World Challenge and the 50th annual Goodyear Knoxville Nationals have several ‘feel good’ story lines, but one of the best involves American Danny Smith and Australian Trevor Green.

This past (American) winter, when South Australian Trevor Green suffered a season-ending back injury, he called his friend Danny Smith and offered him his sprint car ride in Australia for the prestigious Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic. A few weeks ago, when Danny suffered a similar fate while racing in northern Ohio, he figured ‘turnabout is fair play’ and he
offered his ride for the Goodyear Knoxville Nationals and its Premier Chevy Dealers World Challenge to Trevor.

As of today, with Green taking over Danny Smith’s sprint car ride for the (American) summer, the Knoxville Raceway has
received a total of twenty-seven entries for its 20-lap, $10,000-to-win Premier Chevy Dealers Knoxville World Challenge invitational on Friday, August 13. Interestingly enough, Australians are twelve of those entrants, while Americans are eleven of them. Two Canadians and two New Zealanders are also entered. Americans have won the World Challenge title nine times, while Australians have won seven World Challenge titles since its inception in 1994.