Bakersfield, CA – For the second year, 51 FIFTY Energy Drink will present opening night of the $180,000 Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway Park. The Saturday, February 27th “51 FIFTY Energy Drink Opening Night” will feature a full night of racing to start off the first day of competition at the Second Annual Winter Showdown, the richest short track race in the nation.
51 FIFTY Energy Drink Opening Night will feature single car qualifying for the Super Late Models starting at 5:00pm. Racing starts at 6pm with the first 40 lap segment of the Lucas Oil Modified Series’ 80 lap main event. The three Race for Autism Qualifying Races will be sandwiched in between the two 40 lap segments of the Lucas Oil Modified main event.
More than 50 drivers will be split into three qualifying races, fighting for the top finishing positions to secure their spot in the 36 car field that will make up Sunday’s “Winter Showdown 250”. Drivers who do not transfer from their Race for Autism qualifying race will have a final shot at a Winter Showdown starting position by racing in Sunday’s Last Chance Race at 12:30pm.
“We greatly appreciate 51 FIFTY Energy Drink sponsoring opening night of the Winter Showdown once again and bringing autism awareness to the event through its Race For Autism campaign.” stated the SRL’s Brian Olsen.
Sunday’s “Winter Showdown 250” will be one of the richest asphalt short track events in the nation, with a record $30,000 payday going to the winner.
Saturday, February 27th, it’s the 51 FIFTY Energy Drink Opening Night. Bring in an empty can of 51 FIFTY Energy Drink to Saturday’s opening night and get in for just $10! Qualifying at 5:00pm, racing begins at 6pm. 51 FIFTY Energy Drink is available at local Save Mart locations.
For more event information, go to the “Winter Showdown” icon at www.SRLSouthwestTour.com. Winter Showdown general admission and reserved seat tickets are on sale now at http://www.kernraceway.com/#!tickets/c1cuz.
-Winter Showdown Press Release. Photo credit: Speed51.com