All-Star Showdown Updates-Helpful Information & Schedule

All-Star Showdown Updates-Helpful Information & Schedule

All-Star Showdown Updates and Helpful Information: 

January 14, 2020


The following is to help you be better informed for the upcoming All-Star Showdown at Irwindale Speedway.




  1. CALL AHEAD – The track is available the week of the race for testing. Call the track to schedule your test, testing inquiries can be directed to or by calling (626) 358-1100. Per the 2020 SRL Testing Policy – You can test at any time prior to the Kern County Raceway March 21st


  1. THURSDAY – Irwindale Speedway will host an Optional Open Practice on Thursday, January 30th with all teams invited. Please call ahead.


Fees for Thursday Open Practice will be as follows:

  • SRL Tour SLM: $300 per car
  • SRL Modified & Pro Late Model: $200 per car
  • Thursday Pit Pass: $25 per person
  • Optional Full Weekend (3 Day) Pit Pass: $100





  1. TECH ORDER – All cars will undergo inspection by assigned appointments, the Top Five from the 2019 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will be first, then the order will be based on order of entries received.


  1. TECH ISSUES – Tech issues discovered that are not fixed to satisfaction by 12:00pm on Saturday, or if a car makes more than two attempts to pass pre-qualifying tech, it will result in the slower of two qualifying laps.


  1. QUALIFYING TECH – Pre-qualifying tech opens at 1:00pm on Saturday; all cars are required to be on the ground ready to roll to tech at 1:00pm sharp. An official will direct your team into qualifying tech line in order. Cars will be impounded after qualifying.


  1. RULEBOOK – The 2020 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Rules and Procedures will govern the event.





  1. PIT REGISTRATION – NEW LOCATION: IMPORTANT – Pit Registration for the All-Star Showdown will be located at the Main Ticket Office (Building outside of turns 3 & 4) for the entire weekend. 


  1. IMPORTANT – Pit Registration for the All-Star Showdown will be located at the Main Ticket Office for the entire weekend. (Building outside of turns 3 & 4)


  1. NEW PIT AREA LOCATION FOR SHOWDOWN – The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Pit Area will be located north (behind) of the main grandstand. Modifieds and Pro Late Model teams will be parked in the normal Pit Area.   If your team has any special parking requests, you must let us know no later than Friday January 24, 2020 to accommodate your requests.


  1. RACE TEAM PERSONAL VEHICLE PARKING: All personal vehicles will be parked in the General Parking Area (East of the main entrance.)


  1. FUEL – SUNOCO 110 is the spec fuel of the All-Star Showdown and will be available at the event. Reserve a drum at or 626-358-1100.  It is each team’s responsibility to have your own fuel supply for the event.  Fuel tests will take place during the race weekend – it is your responsibility to ensure your fuel is pure SUNOCO Standard 110.




The All-Star Showdown Weekend begins with tech inspection and practice on Friday, January 31st.


Friday Practice:

  • Two Day Pass (Friday and Saturday): $80 per person
  • Friday Only Pit Pass: $50 per person


Saturday Race Day:

  • Saturday Only Pit Pass: $50 per person


  1. TIRES – Approved tires will be the Hoosier 3035 on the left side, and Hoosier 3045 on the right side. All tires use for competition must be purchased through Hoosier Tire West at 559-485-4612.  We will qualify on stickers, your change set may be scuffed during a specific time on Friday.


  1. MUFFLERS – A muffler must be used and installed in a configuration that will suppress exhaust noise to a maximum of 99db’s at 100 feet.


  1. TRANSPONDERS – All Transponders must be mounted 160” inches (front of nose to the center of transponder) from front of the nose and on outside of right-side frame rail.

Transponders are mandatory for all practice sessions.  Transponders are available at the SRL Tech Trailer, $35/weekend.


  1. DUPLICATE CAR NUMBERS – Cars running the same number is allowed, but each car will be required to display a four-inch first letter of the drivers last name low and behind the car number on each side.


  1. REQUIRED DECALS – To be eligible for any and all cash awards at the event, all contingency decals are required to be in place in proper locations, the Spears Manufacturing windshield decal must also be in place. Decals will not be available until race weekend.


  • You are not allowed to exit the track under green flag conditions.  During practice you may pull onto the 1/3 mile oval and wait until the track is yellow, then you may proceed to the pit area.  The spotter MUST stay in contact with the driver, and in position, until the car exits the track. During the race, the Hot Pit will be located in the infield.
  • Minors release form mandatory for anyone under the age of 18 in the infield pit area.
  • No minimum age limit in the infield pit area.  An adult must accompany minors at all times.
  • No BBQ’s or open flame allowed in Pit Area.
  • No golf carts, quads, bicycles or any type of motorized scooter, etc allowed on the raceway grounds – includes pits, parking lots and RV areas.
  • Spotters in specified location at all times car is on track, monitoring race control with a scanner or stand-alone radio at 460.0125.


Thursday – January 30th (Optional Open Test Day)

11:00am                                               Gates

1:00 – 5:00pm                                       SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Practice

5:00 – 6:00pm                                       Spears Manufacturing Modified Series Practice

6:00 – 7:00pm                                       Pro LM Practice

7:00 – 8:00pm                                      Spears Manufacturing Modified Series Practice

8:00 – 9:00pm                                      Pro LM Practice


Friday, January 31st

11:00am                                               Gates

1:30pm                                                    SPEARS Super Late Driver/Crew Chief Meeting

2:30pm                                                    SPEARS Modified Driver/Crew Chief Meeting

3:00 – 3:45pm                                      SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Practice

3:45 – 4:30pm                                      Spears Manufacturing Modified Series Practice

4:30 – 5:15pm                                      Pro LM Practice

5:15 – 6:00pm                                      SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Practice

6:00 – 6:45pm                                      Spears Manufacturing Modified Series Practice

6:45 – 7:30pm                                      Pro LM Practice

7:30 – 8:15pm                                      SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Practice

8:15 – 9:00pm                                      Spears Manufacturing Modified Series

9:00 – 9:45pm                                      Pro LM Practice

Saturday, February 1st


7:00am                                                 Gates

9:00am                                                   SPEARS Modified Driver/Crew Chief Meeting

9:15am                                                   Chapel Service

9:30am                                                   SPEARS Super Late Driver/Crew Chief Meeting

10:00 – 11:00am                                   Spears Manufacturing Modified Series Practice

11:00am – 12:00pm                              SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Practice                 

12:00 – 1:00pm                                    Pro LM Practice

12:00pm                                               Spears Manufacturing Modified Series Qualifying Tech

1:00pm                                                SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Qualifying Tech

2:00pm                                                Pro LM Qualifying Tech

2:30pm                                                Modified Qualifying

3:00pm                                                Pro Late Model Qualifying

3:30pm                                                SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Qualifying

4:30pm                                                SPEARS Southwest Tour Series B-Main

(20 laps/ 20 minutes)

5:00pm                                                Opening Ceremonies

Modified All-Star Showdown 75 Laps – 60 minutes            

Pro Late Model Showdown 100 Laps – 60 minutes           

All-Star Showdown 200 (half-way break)

Thank you for choosing to be part of

the All-Star Showdown