CASSOPOLIS, Mich. (June 22, 2015) – The King of the Wing Sprint Car Shoot Out returns to action this weekend with the Midwest Round of the National Pavement Sprint Car Series. The Midwest events are full paying points events for the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints.
On Friday, June 26, Toledo (Ohio) Speedway hosts the series with stops at Winchester (Ind.) Speedway on Saturday, June 27 and wrapping up at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway on Sunday, June 28.
Bobby Santos Jr. earned the victory in the King of the Wing Opener at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla., on Friday, April 17. Behind Santos at the checkered flag of the 40-lap event included Kyle Edwards, Mickey Kempgens, Ron Larson and Jacob Wilson.
With the victory in the May 1 USAC Silver Crown race at Toledo, Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif., is now poised to go after the Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness $25,000 Triple Crown bonus at Toledo. Leg number 2 of the 3 races is Friday, June 26 as the King of the Wing Sprint Car Shootout rolls into the half-mile oval. If Swanson can win June 26 and then again at the September 11 Toledo Sprint Car race, he will collect the $25,000 bonus, courtesy of Hemelgarn Racing and Super Fitness.
Toledo’s race is sponsored by Hemelgarn Racing, Super Fitness and Lakeshore Utility Trailer Sales. Toledo track management will also host an open-wheel Racer’s Reunion and a vintage race car display as part of the program for the event.
In last year’s event at Toledo, California’s Jo Jo Helberg won the Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness Rollie Beale Classic at Toledo on Wednesday, July 2, the inaugural event in the King of the Wing Sprint Car Shoot Out.
Helberg powered around the outside of Florida’s Garrett Green to take the lead on the 11th circuit. He then fended off a furious challenge from Troy DeCaire before pulling away for the victory. Davey Hamilton Jr. finished in third position with Ryan Litt and Cody Gallogly filling out the top-five finishers.
Race fans can save $5 per ticket if purchased before 5 p.m. Thursday, June 25. Both reserved and general admission seating is available.
Tickets that were purchased for the Fastest Short Track Show in the World that was weathered out on June 12 may be exchanged for the King of the Wing event or transferred to the makeup date for that race. Ticket holders should call the track office or stop out at the track to make the exchange. The Fastest Show concept, featuring the MSA Super Modifieds and the Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints, has been rescheduled for Friday, September 11.
Tickets may be purchased by phone by calling the track office at 419-727-1100, by visiting the track office or by downloading the ticket order form at www.toledospeedway.com. Most major credit cards are accepted for phone orders.
Practice begins at 4 pm., time trials will begin at 6 with racing starting at 7:30.
On Saturday, June 27, the series travels south to Winchester Speedway for the second round of the Midwest series.
In 2014 at the World’s Fastest Half Mile, Jo Jo Helberg earned his fourth consecutive Sprint Car victory and second straight with the King of the Wing Sprint Car Shoot Out on Friday, July 4.
In a daring move, Helberg passed Troy DeCaire on the final lap to earn the victory with Kyle Edwards finishing in third position. Fourth went to five-time Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints Champion Jason Blonde with Aaron Pierce rounding out the top five.
On Saturday, practice begins at 2, qualifying is scheduled for 5:45 with racing set for 7.
For additional event information, visit www.winchesterspeedway.com.
The weekend concludes with the series’ first visit to Anderson Speedway, home of the prestigious Pay Less Little 500 presented by UAW-GM.
On Sunday, June 28, practice begins at 3:30 with qualifying at 5 and racing taking the green flag at 6. Adult admission is $15, kids (6-12) are admitted for $4 with five and under admitted free.
Additional information on the event at Anderson Speedway can be found at www.andersonspeedway.com.