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 Source.com, 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, Speed51.com Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51