MOORESVILLE, N.C. — SPEED SPORT has become the official production, sales and marketing partner of the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.
The event will feature five nights of winged 410 sprint car racing Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10 at the three-eighths-mile dirt track.
SPEED SPORT Productions will offer live pay-per-view streaming video coverage of the events, while taping all of the action to air as a pair of one-hour shows on MAVTV.
Nearly 40 drivers and teams from coast to coast have already filed entries for the five nights of racing with more expected. The four weekend features will offer $12,000 to win and $1,000 to start, while the midweek race will pay $5,000 to the victor with more than $250,000 up for grabs to racers for the five events.
SPEED SPORT Magazine Publisher and motorsports announcer Ralph Sheheen will call the action for the MAVTV shows.
“This is a huge opportunity for SPEED SPORT to kick off our second year of television, and we can think of no better way to do it than to feature winged sprint car racing in the heat of the Ari-zona winter,” Sheheen said. “Race fans across the country will be starved for dirt track racing during the cold winter months and with a stellar field of sprint car racers the Winter Heat Show-down will give them exactly what they are looking for.”
“We could not be more excited to be working with the SPEED SPORT team to make this event the very best it can be for the fans and the racers,” said Greg Burgess, Cocopah Speedway direc-tor of operations. “It was obvious early on that our team and the SPEED SPORT team had a very similar vision, not only regarding our partnership, but what we all know the potential of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown can be. The excitement and anticipation just tripled.”
Additional news regarding SPEED SPORT and the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will be released during the coming weeks.