Purse Increase For Kokomo’s Sprint Car Smackdown

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The 2021 edition of the Sprint Car Smackdown will offer a $15,000 payday to the winner. (Jim DenHamer photo)

KOKOMO, Ind. – Entering its 10th year, Sprint Car Smackdown will be bigger and better than ever with an increased share of $15,000 for the winner of the finale along with increased payouts throughout the field for the three-night event on Aug 26-28 at Indiana’s Kokomo Speedway.

The Sprint Car Smackdown has been a premier event on the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship calendar since its inception in 2012. Going into its 10th running, Kokomo Speedway promoter Reece O’Connor felt the time was right to elevate the event to an even higher level.

“This, being the 10th year, we felt we needed to step it up a bit and try to make it an even more special event,” O’Connor said. “Not only is it 15,000 to win, but we’re bumping second place up as well and also making it $1,500 to start on the final night.”

Smackdown preliminary events on Thursday, Aug. 26 and Friday, Aug. 27 will feature complete programs for the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship, culminating in 30-lap feature races each night. Both nights will feature sprint cars and no support class.

On the third and final night, Saturday, Aug. 28, the $15,000 to win 40-lap feature will close out the spectacular weekend in grand fashion, which will be preceded by heat races, the popular King of the Hill two-car races, and the final chance for drivers to lock themselves into a coveted spot for the A-Main.

In a change from recent years, USAC Regional Midgets will now serve as the support class to the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship to form an enticing USAC doubleheader.

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