Format, Streaming Details Revealed For $50,000-To-Win Open Wheel Showdown

INDIANAPOLIS — Open Wheel Showdown promoter Davey Hamilton Jr. announced more details regarding the Dec. 1-2 open-wheel racing extravaganza scheduled for the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Hamilton and SPEED SPORT President Ralph Sheheen also tipped that the event will be broadcast by SPEED SPORT and will air on the SPEED SPORT 1 network and on SPEEDSPORT.tv. Hamilton said his aim is to bring the open-wheel racing community together in much the way the Copper Classic once did at Phoenix Raceway. “There are a couple of crown jewels in our sport, like the Little 500, but there is nothing that brings all the open-wheel guys together to compete at the same event,” Hamilton said. “For us to bring everybody together, it’s going to be a big event. Hamilton said there will be a practice day on Nov. 30, with practice, qualifying and heat races the following day. Hamilton said a dash will help set the feature field. “The top two in each heat race will go into a pole dash. Regarding the main event, Hamilton said, “The A-main will be unique for pavement racing. It will be a 100-lap race, with an open red on lap 50. It will be a whole weeklong of things going on.” Hamilton said.

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