JAMESTOWN, Ind. – official series release – KOTW photo —
The King of the Wing Sprint Car Series announced their completed national schedule this week with the release of three Midwest race dates.
All told, the series will have four regions comprising the 2015 calendar, beginning in the Southeast, moving to the Midwest, and then stopping in the Northwest before closing out with a three-race California swing.
The Midwest tour will kick off Friday, June 26 in northeast Ohio at Toledo Speedway, followed by the high banks of Winchester Speedway on June 27 and the historic quarter-mile Anderson Speedway on June 28.
“We are really excited to add Anderson Speedway to our Midwest Tour and be a part of their rich open wheel racing history,” said series promoter Davey Hamilton.
The half-mile Toledo Speedway was host to the very first King of the Wing event in 2014. Twenty winged sprint cars completed a caution-free 40-lap main event won by JoJo Helberg.
“We are looking forward to hosting our second King of the Wing event,” said Toledo Speedway General Manager Scott Schultz. “The series’ first year showed exactly what was expected and 2015 will be even bigger.”
Winchester Speedway will host the second night of the Midwest tour. The high banked oval is the fastest track for King of the Wing competitors in the Midwest. The 2014 race was not decided until the last lap when Helberg made a daring move to the top of the track to pass Troy Decaire.
“We are fired up to have Davey Hamilton’s King of the Wing Sprint Car Series returning to Winchester Speedway on June 27,” said Charlie Shaw, Winchester Speedway track owner. “The Wing Sprints are shockingly fast and put on a wild show. By adding races in the Northwest and Southeast to the King of the Wing Midwest/West Coast Shootout, we will have big car counts with very talented short track drivers from all over the country.”
“The 2014 was an excellent race won by JoJo Helberg and he celebrated his win with Grand Marshall Merle Bettenhausen as we honored the legendary Bettenhausen racing family.”
Anderson Speedway is one of the oldest short tracks in the country. It hosts what is known as one of the premier sprint car races, the Pay Less Little 500 — a 500 lap, 125 mile race held the Saturday night before the Indianapolis 500.
“We are excited to be hosting the King of the Wing Series,” said Anderson Speedway promoter Rick Dawson. “Our high banks and short track combined with the extra downforce of the wings will produce fast exciting racing.”
Eleven races over four weekends, ten tracks and seven states will comprise the 2015 King of the Wing national schedule. The season will kick off in the southeast at 5 Flags Speedway on April 10.
2015 King of the Wing National Schedule
|April 10 — 5 Flags Speedway — Pensacola, Fla.|
|April 11 — Mobile International Speedway — Irvington, Ala.|
|June 26 — Toledo Speedway — Toledo, Ohio|
|June 27 — Winchester Speedway — Winchester, Ind.|
|June 28 — Anderson Speedway — Anderson, Ind.|
|July 30 — Meridian Speedway — Meridian, Id.|
|August 1 — Evergreen Speedway (3/8) — Monroe, Wash.|
|August 2 — Evergreen Speedway (5/8) — Monroe, Wash.|
|November 20 — Madera Speedway — Madera, Calif.|
|November 21 — Irwindale Speedway — Irwindale, Calif.|
|November 22 — Kern County Raceway Park — Bakersfield, Calif.|
CREDIT: King of the Wing Sprint Car Series