Favorite Food

Country Fried Steak &
Mashed Potatoes

Favorite Sport


Favorite Video Game

Madden 23

Favorite Color


Favorite Movie

Mighty Ducks

Favorite TV Show

SportsCenter &
NFL RedZone


Taegan Knowland

Age: 9

Birthday: August 17, 2013

Hometown:  Topeka, KS

Taegan Knowland is a first-generation racer with aspirations of having a successful NASCAR career. He began racing quarter midgets at 7 years old and captured the checkered flag in his very first rookie race. A few months later he would win the USAC.25 Nationals at Daytona International Speedway in the blue rookie division. Currently, he races in the NASCAR Youth Series competing in the Jr. Honda, Jr. Animal, and Jr. 160 classes. 2022 highlights include USAC.25 Regional Champion at Front Range Colorado, TKQMA Season Series Champion, and a 3rd place podium finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway USAC.25 Nationals. Since his rookie season in 2021 Taegan has compiled over 30 Race Wins, 17 Second Place Finishes, and 65 Top 5 Finishes.






Career Highlights

  • 2021 USAC.25 Nationals at Daytona Int’l Speedway Champion – 1st Place (Blue Rookie)
  • 2022 USAC.25 Super Regional Pueblo Champion – 1st Place (JR 160)
  • 2022 TKQMA Season Series Champion (JR Honda)
  • 2022 USAC.25 Nationals at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 3rd place (JR Honda)
  • 2021 USAC.25 Nationals at Albuquerque 2nd place (Red Rookie)


2022 Regional & Local Series

  • 19 – Wins (9 Heat Race Wins)
  • 11 – 2nd Place Finishes
  • 38 – Top 5 Finishes


2021 Regional & Local Series

  • 11 – Wins (6 Heat Race Wins)
  • 6 – 2nd Place Finishes
  • 27 – Top 5 Finishes


Tanner Knowland Head Shot - Owner

Tanner Knowland - Owner

When Tanner realized his young son, Taegan, wasn’t giving up on a dream to race, he put everything he had into learning the sport, making connections, purchasing the essentials, and launching a race team.

Bert Lanum Head Shot - Handler CrewChief

Bert "Pop" Lanum

An avid NASCAR fan, you might say it was Pop who sparked Taegan’s interest in racing when he was just a toddler. Pop is a life-long tinkerer who has helped build (and re-build) TKR’s racing machines. Always up for the challenge, he has been on board with TKR as handler and top mechanic from the beginning.

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