INDIANAPOLIS – Twenty-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion Steve Kinser will be among the drivers bringing in 2015 racing in southwest Arizona at the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Kinser, who just completed his final full season with the World of Outlaws, will drive the Tony Stewart Racing No. 11 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance/J&J five times during the opening 10 days of 2015 this January.

“We’re looking forward to being part of this first Winter Heat Showdown,” said Kinser. “In the past, we’ve went out and raced some shows in the southwest and had a great time. I’m excited about getting out there and competing. They’ve put together a good five-race deal with nice payouts. I’m sure they’ll have a good field of cars and we’re looking forward to getting back on the track.”

The Bloomington, Ind., driver has been very successful in the state of Arizona during his illustrious career. Early in the 2014 WoO season, he finished third at USA Race Park in Tucson. Kinser also scored 11 of his 577 career WoO A-Feature triumphs in Arizona and would like to add Cocopah to the list of tracks where he’s tasted victory.

The five-race event will be contested over an eight days beginning Friday, Jan. 2. The series will continue Saturday, Jan. 3, Wednesday, Jan. 6 and finish with races Friday, Jan. 9 and Saturday, Jan. 10. Four of the five events will pay $12,000 to the winner and Wednesday’s main event offers a $5,000 top prize. A point fund has also been established and will pay the top five drivers based on points accumulated in the five-night series.

By: NSSN Staff

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