King Of The Wing Sprints Reveal West Coast Races

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Bobby Santos on his way to victory Sunday night at Irwindale Speedway. (David Sink Photo)
Bobby Santos on his way to victory at Irwindale Speedway. (David Sink photo)

MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho – The King of the Wing National Sprint Car Series has begun lining up its 2020 schedule, with three West Coast Region events revealed on Thursday.

The series is pursuing multiple races in five different regions.

The West Coast Region races will be co-sanctioned with the Gunslinger Sprintcar Series. These races will be the season finale for both series and champions will be crowned after the last race.

“The Gunslingers are excited to co-sanction with the King of the Wing series for the finale of both series. These exciting events will bring together the best drivers from the west coast to test themselves against the best in the nation,” said Austin Carter, Gunslinger Series Director. “This is something we’ve been working towards for a few years and to see it finally come to action is very exciting for us.”

In addition to the West Coast staple combo of Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway and Kern County Raceway Park, the series will open the final weekend of the 2020 season on Nov. 13 at Havasu 95 Speedway in Lake Havasu, Ariz.

The quarter mile oval is located on the Arizona/California border. The King of the Wing regional series last competed at 95 Speedway in 2015 where Davey Hamilton Jr. set a new track record of 12.868 seconds and won the 50-lap feature.

“This track is a great addition to our already established west coast tour”, said King of the Wing Series Director Tom Hartsell.

The series will travel to the half-mile oval at Irwindale Speedway west of Los Angeles for a 30-lap feature event on Nov. 14. The series has visited Irwindale six times, with Bobby
Santos winning the last two races.

“This track is a driver favorite and we look forward to having Irwindale as part of our Championship weekend,” said King of the Wing Series Admin Director Bill Adams.

The 2020 series will return to the traditional Sunday running of the George “Ziggy” Snyder
Classic on Nov. 15 at Kern County Raceway Park’s high banked half mile for 30 laps of wheel to wheel action.

“Bobby Santos dominated the 2019 race at the fastest track the series races on and we will be crowning the series champion at this final event,” noted King of the Wing Race Director Chuck Handley.