(Bradenton, FL) The winter break may have seemed short for some, but for the staff at Desoto Speedway they are ready to get this season underway. The 2016 schedule for Desoto is shaping up to be an exciting one with racing every other weekend and everything from Wreck Fest events, Kids Night Outs to Monster Truck excitement to fill the off weekends. 

We are working on some Concerts, Tuff Man Competitions, DJ Battle of the Bands and a possible MMA Fight or two. “We want this season to be one we long to remember” said General Manager Ron Bacelo. 

The season opener, on Saturday January 9th, will host the first ever Southern Sprintcar Shootout race for the New Year as well as the Q Auto & Injury Attorneys  King of the Blacktop event for the Desoto Pro Trucks. This race will be run in three segments, 50 laps, 30 laps and a 20 shootout  of the  best trucks remaining. This is one night you don’t want to miss for sure. 

Along with the headliners they will host the Take Aim Gun Range Street Stocks, LKQ Pick Your Parts  Pure Stocks, Pep Boys Speed Shop Modified Minis, “Your Name Here” Mini Stocks and the  “Your Name Here” Bombers. 

Now that’s one huge night of racing and you might want to get there early to save your seat. You might not need the whole seat but you need the edge. 

Gates open at 4:30pm on Saturday the 9th, Qualifying at 6pm and Racing starting promptly at 7pm. Admission for Adults $20, Seniors/Military $15, Children (6-10) $5 and 5 and under admitted Free.  For more info. check out www.desotospeedway.net

– Track Press Release. Photo Credit: Shockwave Photos /Desoto Speedway Facebook Page

Desoto Speedway (FL) Gearing Up For 2016 Opener