KOW Winged Sprint Tour comes to the Magic Valley Speedway

TWIN FALLS, Idaho ( KMVT / KSVT ) The Magic Valley Speedway is hosting the largest winged sprint car race in its history.

The KOW Winged Sprint Tour makes a stop in Twin Falls Thursday for "Thursday Night Thunder".

And no we're not speaking on behalf of the weather department, the noises will come from ground level.

The Speedway expects about 30 cars to participate, nearly tripling the usual amount of participants, representing a national touring series.

And these bad boys are the fastest to race on the track, doing under 12 seconds a lap.

We hear from the only local driver in the race, .Stacey Jensen of Twin Falls who's trying out a new car.

For Jensen, he calls this race, exciting because of the uncertainty due to the car weighing 1,600 pounds with an 800 horse monster motor.

Jensen exclaimed, "I grew up around them, I started running them back in 2015 in the super six and then in 2016 I made my debut in the wing sprint car in Meridian and I won the championship up there in their CT 400 division with the Rookie of the Year honors in their Open division with the Big Unlimited Motors.."

Speedway owner Eddy McKean said, "everybody likes the track, it's fast, it's clean, got a lot of grip. This is the only time you get to see winged sprint cars at the Magic Valley Speedway at Thursday Night Thunder. come on out."

The event is tomorrow evening at the speedway, there's no racing on Saturday.

Buy tickets on the website before you get to the Speedway and save money.

The final day of the season is next Saturday, September 23rd.

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