Dave Steele World Non-Winged Sprint Car Championship racing. (David Sink photo)

Format Changes Coming to Dave Steele 125

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. — Showtime Speedway and promoter Robert Yoho revealed the final details for the Fifth Annual Dave Steele Sprint Car Championship events on Wednesday afternoon.

The event will be contested over two weekends showcasing both winged and non-winged sprint car racing at Showtime Speedway. 

The first weekend of racing action will kick off on February 3 with twin 35-lap features paying $2,500 to win each feature event. A $1,000 bonus will be up for grabs for the highest average finisher from both winged feature events.

The winner will be crowned the Dave Steele World Winged Sprint Car Champion. Drivers will be able to take advantage of a double payout that night based on two full paying shows in the same night.

A practice night and dash for cash for the winged sprint cars will also been added to the February 2 racing card. The winged events will be run as a 360/410 restricted motor race. 

For the past four years the event has been a 125-lap non-wing event that paid $5,000 to win.

The following weekend brings the Dave Steele 125. The non-winged sprint cars will battle it out for $5,000 and the right to be crowned the champion with a win in the event.

There will also be another $1,000 bonus in place based on a point average from all three events and title as the overall champion. An open practice and dash for cash has been added to the February 9 night to give non-winged teams more track time and a chance to pick up a few extra dollars.