Published December 31, 2015
SOMERTON, ARIZONA — The 2016 Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown kicks off on New Year’s Day and will continue on four other dates at the Cocopah Speedway.
The Cocopah Speedway is located between Yuma & Somerton Arizona on the Cocopah Indian Reservation which is also home to Cocopah Casino, Cocopah Resort & Conference Center.
All five winners, including the champion, of the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown are slated to return to Cocopah Speedway for the second edition of the premier offseason winged sprint car event, which kicks off this Friday.
Defending champion Danny Lasoski, who also earned the inaugural FVP National Sprint League championship as well as his record 10th track title at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, in 2015, leads a stout field of nearly 50 pre-entered drivers into the event that features a purse of approximately $250,000 as well as a $10,000 points fund.
“We’re going to go out there and see if we can repeat,” he said. “We know it’ll be as tough or tougher than last year. We hope we can repeat to start the year off on the right note.
“We can’t thank everyone at Cocopah enough for doing this. Most of us scramble to put together an opportunity to race in Australia or New Zealand during the offseason. Now we can focus on staying over here, putting our program together and racing for some good money.”
2016 Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown
Friday & Saturday (January 1 -2); Tuesday (January 5) and Friday & Saturday (January 8-9, 2016)
Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Arizona
$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
410ci sprint cars
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