Jamestown. IN – The 2015 King of the Wing schedule is now complete with the release of 3 Midwest race dates. The Midwest tour will kick off Friday, June 26thin North East Ohio at Toledo Speedway, followed by the High banks of Winchester Speedway on the 27thand the historic ¼ mile Anderson Speedway on the 28th.
Series Promoter, Davey Hamilton said, “We are really excited to add Anderson Speedway to our Midwest Tour and be a part of their rich open wheel racing history.”
The ½ mile Toledo Speedway was host to the very first King of the Wing event in 2014. Twenty Winged Sprint cars completed a caution free 40 lap main event won by JoJo Helberg.
“We are looking forward to hosting our 2nd King of the Wing event. The series’ first year showed exactly what was expected and 2015 will be even bigger,” stated Toledo Speedway General Manager Scott Schultz.
Winchester Speedway will host the 2nd night of the Midwest tour. This high banked oval is the fastest track for King of the Wing competitors in the Midwest. The 2014 race was not decided until the last lap when Helberg made a daring move to the top of the track to pass Troy Decaire.
Charlie Shaw/Winchester Speedway Track owner said, “We are fired up to have Davey Hamilton’s King of the Wing Sprint Car Series returning to Winchester Speedway on June 27. The Wing Sprints are shockingly fast and put on a wild show. By adding races in the Northwest and Southeast to the King of the Wing Midwest/West Coast Shootout, we will have big car counts with very talented short track drivers from all over the country. The 2014 was an excellent race won by JoJo Helberg and he celebrated his win with Grand Marshall Merle Bettenhausen as we honored the legendary racing Bettenhausen Family.”
Anderson Speedway is one of the oldest short tracks in the country. It hosts what is known as one of the premier sprint car races, the Pay Less Little 500. A 500 lap, 125 mile race held the Saturday night before the Indianapolis 500.
Anderson Speedway Promoter, Rick Dawson had this to say about the upcoming race, “We are excited to be hosting the King of the Wing Series. Our high banks and short track combined with the extra downforce of the wings will produce fast exciting racing.”
The 2015 season schedule is now complete. Eleven races over 4 weekends (12 days), 10 tracks and 7 states. The season will kick off at 5 Flags Speedway on April 10th.
The “King of the Wing” Series is designed to work with all teams, promoters, fans and sponsors, to strengthen pavement Winged Sprint Car racing from coast to coast, working directly with all existing pavement Sprint Car Series. The goals for the Series is to provide a competitive rules package that can apply to all Sprint Cars and create race events that truly allows the promoters and racers to build bigger venues, show the sponsors and fans the world’s fastest short track cars, and to promote some of the best short track drivers competing head-to-head no matter what part of the country they are from or what Series they run on a regular basis.
This is the only pavement Sprint Car Series that features competitors from all across the United States and Canada. To learn more on the series visit our website at www.kingofthewing.net, Facebook page: kingofthewingsprints, and twitter: kingofthewingsc.
-King of the Wing Press Release & Photo