SOMERTON, Ariz. – The Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown has added a midweek race to its inaugural event in January.
Cocopah Speedway will host a $5,000-to-win, $400-to-start race on Tuesday, Jan. 6, to join the previously scheduled races on Jan. 2-3 and Jan. 9-10 at the 3/8-mile track.
“(Competition Director) Tommie Estes and I talked about how we could bridge the gap between the two weekends and we feel that a midweek show helps the racers and the fans,” Cocopah Speedway Promoter Greg Burgess said. “This way the teams will race two days, have two days off, race the midweek show, have two days off and then wrap up the event with two races.”
The four weekend races pay $12,000 to win and each feature starter will make at least $1,000. With the added midweek show, the total purse for the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown is approximately $250,000.
“We are excited to offer such a good payout and hopefully that will entice the best drivers in the country to visit Arizona in January,” Burgess said. “With a strong purse, hopefully nice weather, a great format and solid personnel to work the event, I think we have the pieces in place for a great Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for both the fans and the teams.”