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The 3/8-mile dirt oval is hosting the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown the first two weekends of 2015 – Jan. 2-3 and Jan. 9-10. The 410ci sprint car event pays $12,000 to win and $1,000 to start each of the four nights.
Nearly $250,000 of prize money is allotted for the marquee sprint car event, which already has commitments from teams at Tony Stewart Racing, Kasey Kahne Racing and Larson Marks Racing.
“There is a window of opportunity that some of the NASCAR guys could race and some of the other drivers could race in the United States rather than have to fly overseas,” Cocopah Speedway General Manager Greg Burgess said. “It’s to fill that void when there’s no events going on and the drivers are searching for races to not only make money, but to keep their skills up. There are quite a few big names attending and I’m anticipating a lot more coming on board in the near future.”
A list of six drivers affiliated with teams owned by NASCAR stars Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne and Kyle Larson have committed to compete.
Additionally, veteran driver and competition director Tommie Estes will be the race director for the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.
Racing begins at 7 p.m. for each night of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway. Special main gate and pit gate opening times will be announced soon.
Stay tuned to http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com for additional announcements regarding the race format, contingencies and other news.
WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN –
Dates: Jan. 2-3 and 9-10, 2015
Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.
Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night; almost $250,000 total prize money
Type: 410ci sprint cars
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THE EVENT –
The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weekends of January in 2015. Each of the four races pays out $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event.
COCOPAH SPEEDWAY –
Cocopah Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Somerton, Ariz. It has a concrete wall perimeter, television-quality lighting and the pits are located outside turns three and four. There is also dry camping free of charge on the property. For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com
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