Bakersfield, CA – 51 FIFTY Energy Drink becomes opening night sponsor of the inaugural Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway Park.   “51 FIFTY Energy Drink Opening Night” will feature a full night of racing to kick off the first day of competition at the Winter Showdown, the richest short track race in the nation.


51 FIFTY Energy Drink Opening Night will feature single car qualifying for the Tour Cars and Super Late Models starting at 5:30pm, the 2014 Champions Invitational Dash for the Lucas Oil Modified Series at 7pm, followed by what may be the most exciting racing action of the weekend, the “51 FIFTY Qualifying Races” to set the line up for Saturday’s Winter Showdown 250.


More than 60 drivers will be split into three qualifying races, fighting for top finishing positions to secure their spot in the $150,000 Winter Showdown 250. The winner’s of each of the three qualifying races will be awarded a commemorative Rockwell watch.


Drivers who do not transfer from their 51 FIFTY Energy Drink qualifying race will have a final shot at a Winter Showdown starting position by racing in Saturday’s Last Chance Race at 3pm. The top four finishers will round out the 36 car-starting field for the 250 lap feature.


The management team of the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series proudly presents the “Winter Showdown 250” for Tour Cars and Super Late Models at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, California, February 27 and 28. The race will also feature a 75-lap event for the Lucas Oil Modifieds on Saturday.


The nationally televised “Winter Showdown” will be one of the richest asphalt short track events in the nation, with over $150,000.00 in prize money, and a record $25,000.00 payday to the winner of the Winter Showdown 250.

Friday, February 27, it’s the 51 FIFTY Energy Drink Opening Night. Bring in an empty can of 51 FIFTY Energy Drink and save $5 at the front gate for opening night admission, qualifying at 5:30pm, racing begins at 7pm. 51 FIFTY Energy Drink is available at Kern County Fastrip locations.


Saturday, February 28, it’s the Winter Showdown 250, the Lucas Oil Modifieds 75 and the Last Chance Qualifier. Opening ceremonies at 5pm for one of the biggest and richest stock car races of the year. Tickets available now at

www.KernRaceway.com.   For more race information go to www.SRLSouthwestTour.com.