Hamilton Announces King of Wing Meridian


Hamilton Announces King of Wing Meridian

Dec 30, 2014 –Jamestown, IN – After a very successful inaugural season, Officials with the King of the Wing are pleased to announce that the Series will expand to the Northwest region in 2015. The Northwest has a well-established KOWArticlebase of Sprintcars and fans with the Northwest Sprintcar Racing Association in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia Canada.

The first Northwest race will be Thursday, July 30th at the legendary ¼ mile oval in Meridian, Idaho. Meridian Speedway Managing Partner, Adam Nelson, commented on the Thursday night race, “We worked hard with Davey {Hamilton} to make this race a reality at Meridian Speedway, our fans are avid supporters of Winged Sprintcar racing and we are confident that they will support a Thursday night show.” Meridian Speedway roots run deep in open wheel racing dating back to its first season in 1951. “I could not be happier to bring this series to Meridian Speedway, this track not only has a rich history with winged sprintcars, it is my hometown track and very special to my family”, stated KOTW promotor Davey Hamilton.

In a first for the series one venue, Evergreen Speedway, Monroe, Washington, will host 2 races, on 2 different tracks.  Saturday August 1st drivers will compete on the 3/8 mile track, and Sunday August 2nd will move up to the larger 5/8 mile track. Hamilton said, “Evergreen’s two different tracks at the same facility will give our drivers and teams a unique racing experience.”

Saturday night’s race will be the prestigious Rory Price Memorial Race. Rory Price made a huge impact on so very many lives in his native western Washington home as well as the entire length of the west coast.  Rory started out in go-karts moving to mini-sprints, midgets, and sprint cars.  He started racing professionally at age sixteen and could be found in most any type of open wheeled car on dirt or asphalt.  Rory died of injuries in a testing accident on March 31, 2006. “We are ecstatic that the King of the Wing Sprintcar Shootout Series will we running the Rory Price Memorial”, stated Doug Hobbs, President Evergreen Speedway.

The “King of the Wing” series is designed to work with all teams, promoters, fans and sponsors, to strengthen pavement winged sprint car racing from coast to coast, working directly with all existing pavement sprint car series.  Long term plans for the series is to provide a competitive rules package that can apply to all sprint cars and create race events that truly allows the promoters and racers to build bigger venues, show the sponsors and fans the world’s fastest short track cars, and to promote some of the best short track drivers competing head-to-head no matter what part of the country they are from or what series they run on a regular basis. This is the only pavement sprintcar series that features competitors from all across the United States and Canada.

2014 Stats:

•       46 individual drivers from 13 States and 2 Providence’s of Canada

•       30 drivers competed in the West Coast Region

•       27 drivers competed in the Mid West Region

•       1 Driver from ID in car from mid west

•       2 Drivers from CA (only 360s to make Midwest races)

•       11 drivers competed in at least 1 race in each region.

•        7 drivers competed in all 6 races

•       8 Cars completed all 6 races Car 22 out of FL replaced FL Driver Troy DeCaire with Bobby Santos out of MA