Kraig Kinser Kicking Off 2015 at Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Kraig Kinser (Serena Dalhamer photo)


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– SOMERTON, Ariz. (Dec. 22, 2014) – Kraig Kinser has been added to the entry list for the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

He will pilot the Steve Kinser Racing No. 11k at Cocopah Speedway on Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10. Kinser is the ninth driver competing full time with World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in 2015 who has committed to the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.


Kraig Kinser (Serena Dalhamer photo)
Kraig Kinser (Serena Dalhamer photo)

“It’s nice to have a winter series back in the states,” he said. “It’s a good amount of money to be won there. There’s going to be a lot of good cars there.”

Kinser will have a face friendly to Arizona on his team. Mikey Kuemper, who grew up racing nonwing and winged sprint cars around the Phoenix area, will return in 2015 to serve as Kinser’s crew chief for the fifth year.

The Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown, which pays $12,000 to win and $1,000 to start during the four weekend races – Jan. 2-3 and Jan. 9-10 – and $5,000 to win on Jan. 6 on top of a points fund for the top five, marks the first time both Kinser and Kuemper will visit Cocopah Speedway.

“When I was racing it was shut down and then I hit the road with Tony Stewart Racing in 2003,” Kuemper said. “It’ll be nice to race close to home.”

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Dates: Jan. 2-3, 6, 9-10, 2015

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 2-3, 9-10); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 6); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars


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SPEED SPORT Productions will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for $27.95 per night. Visit http://www.SPEEDSPORT.TV/live for more information. The event will also be taped for a pair of one-hour delayed television broadcasts via MAVTV.






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. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event with the midweek show paying $5,000 to win.


A $10,000 points fund will be split among the top-five finishers. The champion will receive a $4,000 bonus with drivers finishing second through fifth each offered $1,500. A driver will earn points throughout heat races, qualifying races and main events during the five events. A competitor must attempt to race in all five Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown races to be eligible for the points fund.


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


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