King of the Wing to Run Coast to Coast; Southeast Races Added to Scheduleadmin
February 6, 2015 –Jamestown, IN – King of the Wing Officials announced today that the Series is now a true National Series, with the addition of two races, 1 each in Florida and Alabama. “We are really excited to add the southeast tracks to our schedule. This is the fourth and final geographic region for the National Series to compete in. When the season ends in Bakersfield in November, our Champion will be crowned “King of the Wing” and be known as the best Pavement Winged Sprint Car Driver in the World,” stated Series Promotor and former Indy 500 driver Davey Hamilton, after securing dates for these tracks.
The 2014 King of the Wing National Sprint Car Series will kick off on Friday Night April 10th at the legendary 5 Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. The Series will then travel 67 miles west to Mobile International Speedway (MIS), another lightning fast ½ mile oval in Irvington, AL., for a Saturday Night show on April 11th. 5 Flags owner/ promoter and current MIS manager Tim Bryant, said, “Although we are predominantly known as stock car country, our fans embrace the speed and agility of Winged Sprint Car action. We could not be more excited to host the 1st King of the Wing events for the southeast region.”
Davey Hamilton also announced the formation of the Southern Sprint Car Series (SSCS). This Series will be run in Florida, Alabama, and Georgia. The Series runs under the King of the Wing banner and rules but is a separate organization. The SSCS will open the 2015 season in conjunction with the King of the Wing events at 5 Flags and Mobile April 10th & 11th. The remainder of the schedule is still being developed and will be released when it is completed. Bryant further stated, “Davey Hamilton has put together a rules package that allows Winged Sprint Cars from all parts of the country to compete against each other.”
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. Long term plans for the Series are 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.