Andy Allen has thrown his hat in the ring…admin
Andy Allen has thrown his hat in the ring, for the $25,000-to-win “Sunrise Ford All-Star Showdown 200 presented by the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame” on February 1st. The event returns to Irwindale Speedway for the first time since 2011, when the NASCAR ARCA Menards Series (formerly K&N Pro Series), Super Late Models and Late Models participated. Allen is a former Super Late Model winner at the facility, as well as holding multiple wins, in the now defunct ASA Speed Truck Challenge Series. The event marks a return to Allen’s home track.
Allen made two Spears Srl Southwest Tour Series starts at Irwindale in 2019. He had finishes of 20th and 15th in those two appearances. Allen participated in seven of the nine SRL events in 2019, missing the first Madera Speedway event, as well as the series only visit to ALL AMERICAN SPEEDWAY – ROSEVILLE CA. The Garden Grove, CA driver completed the championship season, 19th in points. Of his 12 career starts in the series, he has a best finish of 12th to date.
The resumption of the All-Star Showdown, after a nine-year hiatus, will take place on February 1st. It will pay $25,000 to the winner of the 200-lap Feature Event, thanks to Sunrise Ford’s, Bob Bruncati and Ken Clapp from the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame. Over $78,000 will be paid out to the 36 starters, plus additional cash bonuses for the drivers eligible for the Spears Manufacturing Frequent Flyer Program. If needed, the Last Chance Qualifying race will pay $1,000 to those on the SPEARS Frequent Flyer Program, who do not make the Feature Event.
The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Super Late Models will be joined by the Spears Modified Series, as well as the Pro Late Models for a huge weekend at the speedway. The Pro Late Models will race for a $10,000 payday, while the Modifieds will be going after a $5,000 winner’s share, thanks to series sponsor FLUIDYNE High Performance and Irwindale Speedway.
Celebrating its twentieth season in 2020, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series is a regional stock car series competing on paved ovals in the southwestern portion of the U.S. “The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series…Where the Champions Race”.