Kyle Busch will return to “America’s Richest Short Track Race,” as he is entering the 2018 SRL Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway Park (CA).
“I’m looking forward to going back to the Winter Showdown and trying to add another marquee win to not only my personal bucket list, but also to the list of big wins for the Kyle Busch Motorsports Super Late Model program,” Busch told Speed51.com Powered by JEGS. “Brian Olsen, Larry Collins and everybody at the Southwest Tour do a great job promoting the event and Kern County Raceway Park is a top-notch facility and a fun track to race at.”
The 2018 edition of the Winter Showdown is scheduled for February 1-3, 2018. The Winter Showdown is entering its fourth season, with past winners including Bubba Pollard and Derek Thorn. The 2018 Winter Showdown boasts a purse of $148,000, with $30,000 going to the winner of the event.
Busch competed in the event for the first time in 2017, scoring a third-place finish. Forty-seven of the best Super Late Model teams in the country attempted to qualify for last season’s Winter Showdown, with 36 making the feature field.
“Being a West Coast guy, I enjoy competing against Derek Thorn and the other top guys out there,” Busch said. “But it’s become such a prestigious event that it draws in some of the best Super Late Model drivers from all over the country and ends up being a really strong field.”
Fans at the Winter Showdown will also have a chance to meet the 2015 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion. Busch will be hosting the “Rowdy Roundup Meet and Greet” session as part of the weekend’s festivities, offering fans the opportunity to interact with the Las Vegas, Nevada native.
“We’ll be doing the Rowdy Roundup Meet and Greet again this year, which is cool because it gives me a chance to interact with my fans on the West Coast that aren’t able to make it to KBM for our annual fan club event.”
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, December 1 for the 2018 Winter Showdown, along with the “Rowdy Roundup Meet and Greet.” Click here to order tickets on the Kern County Raceway Park website.
-By Zach Evans, Speed51.com Southeast Correspondent – Twitter: @ztevans
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