BELLEVILLE, Ill. – When the new season fires up in a few months, the state of Colorado will welcome a new non-wing sprint car series to the docket.
The POWRi Lucas Oil Warrior Sprint League will invade the state with a 12-15 race schedule, offering racers and teams an affordable and competitive venue to compete with.
Based on the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League that has blossomed to national acknowledgment, the newly-formed POWRi Lucas Oil Warrior Sprint League will take on a similar model in hopes of establishing a booming sprint car scene in Colorado.
The Warrior Sprints will adopt the WAR rule book, which most notably features an open motor rule.
The series’ inaugural season will boast a 12-15 race schedule, with the league alternating between three Colorado facilities. El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., will serve as the league’s home track through the inaugural campaign, with other trips to I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., and Holyoke, Colo., as well.
An official schedule will be released in the near future.
The new project is being spearheaded by Denver’s Joe Bellm, a veteran of sprint car and midget racing since he started competing at 16 years old. Bellm has previously been the driving force behind BST Promotions, which has had a large hand in bringing the Colorado Alliance Tour, IMCA Weekly Racing and the RaceSaver Sprints to life in his home state.
“There has been a big desire for non-wing sprint car racing in Colorado for quite some time,” noted Bellm, the POWRi Warrior Sprints Director. “We have seen the growth that leagues like WAR have experienced under the POWRi sanction and thought that this is perfect timing to bring this form of racing back to a state that is thirsting for it.
“I have already had several racers that have been out for five to 10 years express their renewed interest in the league,” Bellm added. “Our main goal here is to eliminate the dollar factor, take off the wings, equalize the competition, and in turn promote the exciting level of racing that is non-wing sprint cars, which I believe offers the best bang for your buck.”
Joining the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association (RMMRA) and Rocky Mountain Lightning Sprint Association (RMLSA) under the POWRi sanction, racers will be allowed to use one license to compete in all leagues.
Along with that, a provisional for the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial is on the line for the highest driver in Warrior Sprint points that does not qualify for the main event.