Matt Belinson

Courier Intern

Riley Goodno was just five years old when he started begging his dad to get him a car. A year later, he was sitting inside an Outlaw dirt car with excitement in his eyes. And now, at 22 years old, the Knoxville native will get his chance to compete in the race he grew up watching: The Knoxville Nationals.

Noah Zmolek starts his windup in the Mustangs 2A state quarterfinal game vs Van Meter on Tuesday at Merchant's Park.

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