Large Purse, Points Fund and Bonuses Highlight Money Available at Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Inside Line Promotions 

SOMERTON, Ariz. (Dec. 7, 2015) – A lot of money is up for grabs throughout the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway on Jan. 1-2, Jan. 5 and Jan. 8-9.

The overall purse for the five-race 410ci winged sprint car event on the semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval is approximately $250,000, including $12,000 to win and $1,000 to start main events on Jan. 1-2 and Jan. 8-9. The midweek feature on Jan. 5 pays $5,000 to win.


Additionally, there is a $10,000 points fund thanks to a partnership with Cometic Gasket, JE Pistons and K1 Technologies. The champion of the event will garner $4,000 with drivers placing second through fifth in the championship standings scoring $1,500 apiece.

“There is a lot of money on the line and the opportunity is prime for a number of drivers and teams to start the 2016 season on the right foot,” Cocopah Speedway General Manager Greg Burgess said. “Thanks to the support from Cometic Gasket, JE Pistons and K1 Technologies we have a healthy points fund and Here 2 Wire, Inc., stepped up once again by donating more than $2,500 to the drivers.”

On top of the purse and points fund, Here 2 Wire, Inc., Founders Glen and Kim Hanson contributed $2,650 to be allocated as follows:

· $1,000 to the driver who earns the most passing points throughout the five-race event

· $500 to the team that hauls the longest distance to compete at the event

· $500 to the Hard Charger Award winner during the Jan. 5 main event

· $650 will be split among feature finishers in positions 13 through 24 on Jan. 5


A tentative driver roster of competitors who have either sent in preregistration forms or verbally committed to competing is posted at

Tickets for the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown, which include a free fan pit pass, are on sale at


Dates: Jan. 1-2, Jan. 5 and Jan. 8-9, 2016

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 1-2, 8-9); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 5); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars






General admission tickets for the event are on sale by visiting Kids 12 and under get in free. There is a discount for military members and senior citizens.


Speed Shift TV will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for only $24.95 per night. Also, a 20-percent discount is available for those who purchase all five nights. Visit for more information.


The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weeks of January in 2016. 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.


The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown features a $10,000 points fund thanks to Cometic Gasket, JE Pistons and K1 Technologies. The driver who garners the most overall points throughout all five races receives $4,000 for winning the championship with drivers finishing second through fifth each recording a $1,500 bonus.


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


Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive Performance, Powersports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries. Housed in a 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Concord, Ohio, Cometic Gasket has maintained its deep roots in the powersports industry while expanding to service the Automotive Performance, Domestic Automotive, Sport Compact, V-twin, Marine, Diesel, Agricultural, Industrial and Stationary Power markets. Today, Cometic Gasket offers over 85,000 SKUs, shipping gaskets and engine sealing solutions across the globe. All Cometic products are made in the United States with materials manufactured on American soil. For more information, visit


JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. Based in Irvine, Calif., the company has more than 60 years of experience and has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams and high-performance enthusiasts trust and rely on. For more information, visit


K1 Technologies produces “RACEREADY” connecting rods and crankshafts at very affordable prices. K1’s connecting rods and crankshafts are made to our designs and are held to some of the tightest accepted tolerances in the racing industry. More attention is shown to finish work than comparable products. A wide variety of sizes and applications are available, from Sport Compact sizes through Small Block and Big Block Chevy and Mopar, including some custom and specialty sizes. Our unique design, which is original to the K1 Technologies line of connecting rods, saves weight without sacrificing strength. K1 Technologies strives to bring our customers a high-quality connecting rod at an affordable price, while providing world-class customer service. For more information, visit


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