Bakersfield, CA – Andy Allen is coming off his best finish in the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series, when he came home 10th in the “JM Environmental Inc. Wild West Shootout Back in Business 127” at All American Speedway two weeks ago. Allen had a previous best of 11th, also at All American Speedway in 2021 and 2020. He will now look to duplicate his top-10 finish at Kern County Raceway Park in the $10,000-to-win “Winter Showdown on April 2nd. It will be Allen’s 11th start at the facility in the Super Late Model series. His previous best was a 12th in 2020 for the Garden Grove, CA driver.
Allen is off to his best start in the series, sitting eighth in the championship standings after two events. He opened the season with a solid 13th in the “All-Star Showdown 200” at Irwindale Speedway, in a field of 34 entrants. Allen has shown steady improvement over the last several years. He has attended 25 of the last 26 series events in his RJ Allen Inc., improving his finish average over each of the last three seasons. With his success in 2022 thus far, look for the trend to continue.
The Seventh Annual “Winter Showdown” at Kern County Raceway Park will take place on April 2nd and pay $10,000 to the winner of the 100-lap event. The SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series will be joined by the SPEARS Pro Late Models presented by Sigma Performance Services and the SPEARS Modified Series. Admission gates will open at 4:00pm with qualifying for all three divisions beginning at 4:15pm. Opening Ceremonies and a Truck Parade roll off at 5:30pm. Qualifying Heat Races start the official racing action at 6:00pm. All three divisions will compete in the Heat Races. 60 lap Feature events for the Modifieds and Pro Late Models will be followed by 100 laps for the Super Late Models.
Celebrating its twenty-second season in 2022, 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”.