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Stewart Goes Back to Back at Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Following Friday Win

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Inside Line Promotions – SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 8, 2016) – Shane Stewart became the first back-to-back feature winner in Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown history on Friday at Cocopah Speedway.

Stewart passed defending event champion Danny Lasoski for the lead in turns three and four with five laps remaining to claim the $12,000 top prize as well as […]

Larson Marks driver Stewart leads field into final two nights of 2016 Winter Heat

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By Randy Hoeft @yumasunsports

Shane Stewart is suddenly a hot commodity.

Not that he hasn’t had a sizzling sprint car racing career already, but the driver from Indianapolis is now the talk of the 2016 Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway.

“I would say Shane Stewart is the hot ticket right now,” said Greg Burgess, Cocopah Speedway’s […]

Parity Prevails Throughout First Three Rounds of Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

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Inside Line Promotions – SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 7, 2016) – Parity has once again reigned supreme during the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway, where a different driver has won each of the first three features during the 2016 edition.

Victories have also been spread throughout the field during heat race, qualifier and […]

Stewart Uses Late-Race Pass on Larson to Claim Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Round 3

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Inside Line Promotions – SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 6, 2016) – Mother Nature made her own plans for the midweek race during the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

Weather postponed the third round of the five-race series at Cocopah Speedway one day until Wednesday, when another brief shower in the middle of the program resulted in an […]

24 hours later

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By Randy Hoeft @YumaSunSports

How do you spell irony?

How about having some of the best sprint car drivers in the world talk about how the weather is one of the major attractions for them coming to Cocopah Speedway for the 2016 Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown, on a day when the show is rained out?

That was the situation Tuesday […]

Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Round 3 Postponed to Wednesday

Inside Line Promotions – SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 5, 2016) – Tuesday’s third round of the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown has been postponed one day at Cocopah Speedway.

Cocopah Speedway General Manager Greg Burgess opened the Winter Heat press conference on Tuesday afternoon announcing that incoming inclement weather has forced track officials to run the third of five races […]

Winter Heat’s 3rd night might eclipse Saturday’s speeds

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By Randy Hoeft @YumaSunSports

Greg Burgess knew the 2016 Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown would be an exciting event.

But when it was reported that a radar gun caught Craig Dollansky, from Princeton, Minn., and Kyle Larson, from Elk Grove, Calif., cruising down the front straight at Cocopah Speedway during Saturday night’s event at 124 mph, the track’s director of […]

Blaney, Larson take first two wins at Winter Heat 2016


By Randy Hoeft @YumaSunSports

Redemption and resumption.

Those are the two words to best describe the first two nights of the second annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway.

In Friday night’s opening round of action, Dale Blaney, from Fowler, Ohio, who went 0-for-5 at the inaugural event in 2015, came out and made a statement in winning the feature event.

And […]

Blaney Edges Larson Atop Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Championship Standings After First Weekend

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Inside Line Promotions – SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 3, 2016) – Dale Blaney has risen to the top of the 2ndannual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown championship standings following a strong opening weekend at Cocopah Speedway.

Blaney claimed Friday’s opener before earning a fourth-place finish on Saturday, making him the only driver out of 46 competitors who has registered […]

Nascar star Kyle Larson makes a rare dirt start to win round #2 at The Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

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Inside Line Promotions – SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 2, 2016) – Kyle Larson seemed somewhat surprised at his margin of victory Saturday night at Cocopah Speedway, where he powered to his first victory of the new year during Round 2 of the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.
“I was checked out?” he asked a crew member […]