The first round of entries for the 2016 Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway Park (CA) have been released by event organizers. 21 entries have already been submitted for the $30,000-to-win race  on February 26-28.


California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Nevada and Washington are among the states already represented on the entry list.  Defending winner Bubba Pollard, 2015 K&N Pro Series West champion Chris Eggleston and West Coast star Derek Thorn are among those already entered.


In addition to the $30,000-to-win top prize put up by race officials, there will also be a $10,000 Speed51 Coors Light Bonus.  Five drivers will be competing for the bonus including Pollard.  Full details on the bonus can be found by clicking here.


The full entry list for the Winter Showdown as of December 10 can be found below.


Winter Showdown Entry List 

No. Driver: Hometown: Sponsors:

4 Parker Stephens Olympia, WA Platinum Motorsports, Stephens Rental Properties

05 Eric Schmidt Roseville, CA Sierra Speed, McGunegill Engine Performance

5 Dalton Sargeant Boca Raton, FL Galt, 5 Star Racecar Bodies

12 Colby Potts Stockton, CA Nascimento Motorsports

16 Jacob Gomes Manteca, CA Sunny Valley Smoked Meats, Dennis Arbini

20 NTS Motorsports TBA NTS Motorsports

20 Spencer Davis Dawsonville, GA Hope for the Warriors, Ruud Heating & Air

21 NTS Motorsports TBA NTS Motorsports

22 Chris Eggleston Thornton, CO H2O Fire Protection

26 Bubba Pollard Senoia, GA Pollard Motorsports, JEGS

28 NTS Motorsports TBA NTS Motorsports

29 NTS Motorsports TBA NTS Motorsports

33 M.K. Kanke Frazier Park, CA RPM Motorsports

43 Derek Thorn Lakeport, CA Four Star Fruit, Campbell Motorsports

48 Preston Peltier Concord, NC Generator, Graphix Unlimited

51 Carlos Vieira Livingston, CA 51 Fifty Energy Drink, Fresh & Easy

73 Ken Benhamou San Ramon, CA S.A.S. German Auto

75 Jeremy Doss Upper Lake, CA JD Motorsports, I-5 Tire Factory

88 Jason Gilbert Dublin, CA S.A.S. German Auto

89 Bobby Hodges Carson City, NV Nevada Automotive Test Center, Naake Suspension

99 Linny White Colton, CA Earl Robbins


-By Brandon Paul, Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51

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First Round of Entries Released for 2016 Winter Showdown