Botkin said that he has some other special shows lined up and would be releasing a full schedule of events in the near future.
DARLAND CLAIMS WINTER CHALLENGE
Dave Darland, formerly of Lincoln, picked up the Winter Challenge championship in Peoria, Ariz., a six-race special event for the USAC West Coast/Southwest Series Sprint Cars.
Spread out over two weekends, Darland emerged victorious in three of the six shows, most recently Friday night after duking it out with Josh Hodges. Colby Copeland and Richard Vander Weerd also scored feature wins over the weekend.
Darland and the rest of the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series now are eyeing the Bubba’s Army Winter Nationals at the Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. The season kicks off Feb. 20-22.
Brett Bowman is the Tribune’s lead auto racing columnist. He may be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the sports department.