STOOPS BECOMES TITLE SPONSOR OF KOKOMO “SPRINT CAR SMACKDOWN III”

In just two years, Kokomo Speedway’s “Sprint Car Smackdown” has become one of the most anticipated stops on the AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship tour, along with a favorite destination of die-hard sprint car fans. For 2014, Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer will serve as title sponsor of the event.

Jeff Stoops has long been a supporter of the United States Auto Club and sprint car racing, in general. In addition to being a car owner and series sponsor in the past, Stoops supported the first two editions of the event by posting bonus money and sponsoring laps. This year, he teams up with the O’Connor family who owns and promotes the quarter-mile oval to back “Sprint Car Smackdown III.”

“Having been a small part of the event over the first two years, it’s been great to see it grow and become a cornerstone event on the USAC and Kokomo calendars. We want to support the O’Connor family and the Sprint Car circuit with what is now one of the premier events in the country,” Jeff Stoops said.

The event will again feature three full nights of USAC Sprint Car racing, with action taking place Thursday through Saturday, August 21-23. Both former event champions, Bryan Clauson and Dave Darland, are expected to return for another shot at the crown while pursuing the AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship.

Kokomo Speedway and the O’Connor family continue their support of USAC racing, which also includes the inaugural “Kokomo Grand Prix” for Honda National Midgets on April 11-12. They will also host “Indiana Midget Week” on Sunday, June 15th and “Indiana Sprint Week” on Saturday, July 12th.“We are really happy to have Stoops on board and try to keep growing the “Smackdown” in August. The two we’ve had featured some great racing and a lot of fun, too. Our goal is to keep making it bigger and better every year,” said race organizer Reece O’Connor.

Reserved seat tickets are already available and can be ordered by calling 815-468-8690. Three-night tickets are available for $80 and include a complimentary pit pass if ordered before March 31st.

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