PUTNAMVILLE, Ind. — A new winged sprint car series is coming to the Hoosier state.
Kevin Newton, president and CEO of Honest Abe Roofing Co. and Joe and Jill Spiker of JS Promotions announced the formation of the Honest Abe Roofing Winged Mavericks Sprint Car Series, which has scheduled its inaugural event for Oct. 6 at Lincoln Park Speedway.
The race will carry a $32,000 purse with $6,000 earmarked for the winner of the 30-lap main event.
In 2024, it is anticipated that the new winged 410 series will offer 10 to 12-race schedule with races primarily scheduled at Lincoln Park and Bloomington Speedways and a handful of additional venues to be determined.
“We felt the time was right to move in this direction,” said Jill Spiker. “We remain committed to traditional sprint car racing but see this as a natural landing spot for drivers interested in moving up from 305 wing sprint cars.”
Spiker also notes that many drivers who race traditional sprint cars “have shown an increased interest in expanding their horizons.”
Newton remains an active competitor in winged and non-winged sprint cars and has lent his support to a wide range of racing ventures.
“I enjoy winged racing and our state doesn’t have that,” Newton said. “We are strong in the non-wing realm, and it will remain strong, but there is plenty of bandwidth for winged racing to have a spot here. I reached out to JS Promotions with the idea, and they said, ‘Let’s do it.’ I am excited to give drivers who came through the micros and 305s the chance to progress in their career.”