Community Creates Numerous Events Around Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

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SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 4, 2016) – There is plenty of action surrounding the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown, which has featured two exciting nights of racing at Cocopah Speedway.

Ohio native and defending All Star Circuit of Champions champion Dale Blaney captured the opener on Friday before NASCAR star Kyle Larson dominated Saturday’s event.


As the semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval is being prepared for Round 3 on Tuesday, the local community has a variety of events for fans, teams and locals throughout this week.

“We want to make the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown a destination-type event so the local community has stepped up to provide everyone with a variety of things to do this week,” Cocopah Speedway General Manager Greg Burgess said.

The Cocopah Rio Colorado Golf Course will host the Winter Heat Speed Golf Tournament on Monday at 2 p.m.

A press conference showcasing several drivers is set for 1 p.m. on Tuesday inside the Cocopah Wild River Family Entertainment Center.

On Wednesday, White Horse will play in the Sunset Lounge at the Cocopah Casino beginning at approximately 9 p.m.

Thursday will feature the Speedway Winter Heat Golf Tournament at Cocopah RV & Golf Resort at 8:30 a.m. as well as the Winter Heat Bowling Tournament at Cocopah Wild River Family Entertainment Center at 6 p.m.

Additional information about community events can be found at

Also, the track has free dry camping available with vendors providing black/gray tank pumping, filling tanks with fresh water and making on-site RV repairs if necessary.

The pit gate is scheduled to open at 11 a.m. each day with the main gates opening at 2 p.m. The pits are open from 2-5 p.m. each race day for fans to mingle with the drivers. Hot laps will get underway at approximately 6:30 p.m. with Opening Ceremonies slated for 7 p.m.

Tickets for the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown are available for sale online by visiting Also, fans can purchase live Pay-Per-View video of the event via Speed Shift TV by clicking


.1. 1b-Dale Blaney 382; 2. 57-Kyle Larson 368; 3. 18-Jason Solwold 363; 4. 2-Shane Stewart 353; 5. 33-Danny Lasoski 350; 6. 83-Joey Saldana 349; 7. 9k-Daryn Pittman 336; 8. 24-Terry McCarl 335; 9. 11c-Roger Crockett 334; T10. 1g-Christopher Bell 330; T10. 121-Greg Hodnett 330; 12. 88n-D.J. Netto 315; 13. 3c-Craig Dollansky 311; 14. 11-Steve Kinser 307; 15. 41-Jason Johnson 297; 16. 17b-Bill Balog 285; 17. 21b-Brian Brown 278; 18. 7-Paul McMahan 274; 19. 9-Ryan Smith 273; 20. 23-Seth Bergman 265; 21. 7t-Tasker Phillips 262; 22. 49-Tanner Thorson 260; 23. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 257; 24. 68-Chase Johnson 256; 25. 24r-Rico Abreu 250; 26. 2l-Logan Forler 249; 27. 41s-Dominic Scelzi 246; 28. 17a-Austin McCarl 242; 29. 97-Parker Price-Miller 233; 30. 5h-Willie Croft 232; 31. 81w-Danny Wood 231; 32. 2c-Wayne Johnson 229; T33. 55t-Trey Starks 228; T33. 45x-Johnny Herrera 228; 35. 21-Robbie Price 227; 36. 6g-Bryan Gossel 225; 37. 4s-Michael Kofoid 220; 38. 33v-Henry Van Dam 214; 39. 99-Skylar Gee 202; 40. 1-Justin Henderson 166; T41. 26-Bud Kaeding 162; T41. 1s-Logan Schuchart 162; T43. 55-Aaron Reutzel 160; T43. 1a-Jacob Allen 160; 45. 1m-Jim Moughan Jr. 19; 46. 9r-Reece Goetz 2.


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


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