Open Wheel Showdown action from last year in Las Vegas. (OWS Photo)

Big Money On The Line For OWS Sprint Cars

With the announcement of a second event to Davey Hamilton Jr.’s Open Wheel Showdown, winged sprint car drivers will be battling for huge money this November. 

Pavement winged sprint cars will take part of the event at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Nov. 14-16. and also the Nov. 22-24 event at California’s Irwindale Speedway. A $50,000 winner’s share is up for grabs each night, with a total purse of over $150,000.

Both events will include Super Modifieds and National Pavement Midgets.

Before last year, the Little 500, run at Indiana’s Anderson Speedway, had been the best-paying pavement sprint car race. By comparison a win in this year’s Little 500 was worth $25,000. The event was 500 laps. The Open Wheel Showdown pays $50,000 to win with 400 less laps on a team’s race car. 

This year’s events appear just as popular as last year. All 60 entries were filled in the first 24 hours of the entry process for Irwindale.

There is currently a waiting list to be a part of the Irwindale event. Due to limited parking space, only 60 cars were allowed to compete in that event.

Most of the name drivers who participated in the inaugural event have filed an entry for both events including defending race winner Aaron Willison, runner-up Bobby Santos III and third-place finisher Hamilton. 

Nearly every pavement sprint car series in the country has representation in the event that includes drivers from Must See Racing, Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series, 500 Sprint Car Tour, Speed Tour, Northwest Sprint Tour, and Gunslingers just to name a few. This could truly be pavement sprint car racing’s all-star event.

For more information on the Open Wheel Showdown, visit www.openwheelshowdown.com.