Coffee Cup Race Set For New Year’s Eve


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Indoor Auto Racing returns to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on New Years Eve (Dec. 31) for the annual Coffee Cup race.

The event, produced by Len Sammons Motorsports Productions, will bring powerful three-quarter midget cars and nimble Champ Karts to the arena for the second time in 2012.

Stewart Friesen, of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, was the big winner in the March at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

The New Years’ Eve event has been scheduled to coincide with downtown Providence’s annual Bright Lights Festival, a day and night of fun- filled activities taking place in the city. The annual festival holds activities for family members of all ages.

The gates of the Dunkin’ Donuts Center will open at 5 p.m. with racing to begin at 6 p.m. The target time for event completion is 9 p.m., which will allow for a maximum amount of post-race fun.

“The Providence Indoor Race has been well received in each of it’s four previous showings,” said event organizer Len Sammons. “We expect to expose this exciting sport to new fans on New Year’s eve and to have a great party after the races with our drivers, owners and racing friends.”

The entry field of three-quarter midgets and Champ Karts will be reduced to 24 starters for the twin feature races. Karts will run for 25-laps while the three-quarter midget feature is scheduled for 40 circuits.

In addition to the generous prize money, the TQ Midget winner will take possession of the coveted ‘Coffee Cup’, presented annually to the winner of the feature race.

A special room rate package has been established at the Clarion Providence-Seekonk Hotel, located in Seekonk, Mass., just six miles from the entrance of the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

For just $235.00 per couple the package includes two nights of deluxe lodging accommodations, a New Year’s eve party with a buffet with carving stations, a beer and wine open bar from 11 p.m. to midnight and a New Years Eve toast.

Music for dancing will be provided by a D.J. Rooms at the Clarion will be offered at $89.00 per night for those not interested in the party.

Entries forms for both three-quarter midget and Champ Kart will be available soon. For a complete race schedule, log on to