BULLETIN and REMINDERS: October 9th, 2019

BULLETIN and REMINDERS: October 9th, 2019


Kern County Raceway “October Classic” October 25th & 26th


DASH: After single car qualifying, the top eight cars will redraw for starting positions for the 8 lap Trophy Dash (immediately after opening ceremonies).  The finishing order of the ‘Dash’ will determine the top eight starting positions of the “Bulwark 100”. 

HEATS:  The cars outside the top eight will be split in to two odd (Heat 1) and even (Heat 2) 8 lap heats.  The finishing order of each heat will determine the balance of the lineup for the “Bulwark 100”. 

With support from AKM Maintenance, the winner of each Heat Race will receive $500, as well as the Trophy Dash winner will take home $500.

MAIN: 100 laps straight – Four Tires


Friday Pit Pass: $40/each.

Saturday Pit Pass: $40 for members and $50 non-members

Two- Day Pit Pass: $80/each


FRIDAY TECH: All cars are required to roll through the scales on Friday at a designated pre-assigned time for each team.

TRICK OR TREAT AUTOGRAPH SESSION:  Reminder to bring candy for the kids for the on-track autograph session.

THROWBACK PAINT SCHEMES:  In celebration of the October Classic, one of the sport’s most iconic short track races, “Throwback” paint schemes will be part of the race weekend.  You can change your car number to go with the throwback.  Best ‘Throwback Scheme’ will be presented a set of tires courtesy of Hoosier Tire West.


ENGINE TECH: If your engine or carb needs to be inspected and sealed, please respond to this email or contact Ricky Brooks directly at 850-324-6821.

TIRES: 3035’s left side, 3045’s right side. Pre-order from Hoosier Tire West at 559-485-4612.

FUEL: SUNOCO 110 is the Spec Fuel of the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series; SUNOCO 110 will be available at Kern while inventory last.  You may pre-order your fuel by replying to this email.

PARKING:  The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will be parked in similar fashion to how the rigs are parked for the Winter Showdown on the flat close to the front straightaway along hot pit lane.  DO NOT USE PAINT to mark your scales.

NEW POLICY:  You may not drive your car counter on the track prior to taking the green during qualifying – however, you may drive counter if you spin after taking the green, violation will result in the slowest of your two qualifying laps.

MUFFLERS: Series Rules – A muffler (not just an insert) must be used and installed in a configuration that will suppress exhaust noise to a maximum of 99db’s at 100 feet.

IMPOUND: All cars will be impounded after qualifying; only 2 people may check pressures, stagger (no jacks) and remove tape – We will fuel check the top 3 qualifiers, crew members need to be there with tools ready for a fuel check. WE WILL LINE CARS UP AFTER QUALIFYING IS OVER SO BE READY.


DUPLICATE NUMBERS: Cars with “Duplicate Numbers” must run the initial of the driver’s last name behind the number, a minimum five inches in height.


Left Side Weight: Maximum Left Side Weight % must be correct at all times, both pre-race and post-race inspection (without refueling).

Contingency Decals: All SRL contingency sponsors’ decals including SPEARS windshield decal, must be placed on all cars to be eligible for event prize money, points and awards.  The location of these decals will be designated by the SRL. The contingency pack will be supplied by the SRL.


Name on Rocker: The drivers name must be displayed on both sides along or just above the rocker panel in minimum 5-inch readable letters.  NOTE: Driver’s last name is also required above the driver’s side door to allow EMT’s to properly communicate with the driver if needed.


Golf Carts: No golf carts, quads, scooters, etc. allowed in the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series pit area on race weekends. 


Spotter’s Radio: Each spotter must have a scanner, or a separate radio that will scan the SRL Race Control frequency at 460.0125. No longer may you use a radio that scans Race Control secondary, as it interferes with communication to the spotter, which then leads to directions not being heard.


DETOURS KERN COUNTY RACEWAY:  Be aware, there are two construction projects on Highway 43 both North (Hwy 43 & Stockdale Hwy) and South (Hwy 43 & Taft Hwy) of Kern County Raceway.



Courtyard by Marriott

3601 Marriott Drive

Bakersfield, CA  93308

(661) 324-6660

Group Code:  SPEARS Southwest Tour Series 

Group Rate:    $99  

Cutoff Date:    October 15, 2019


Springhill Suites by Marriott

3801 Marriott Drive

Bakersfield, CA  93308

(661) 377-4000

Group Code:  SPEARS Southwest Tour Series 

Group Rate:    $99

Cutoff Date:    October 15, 2019


Thank you for racing with the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series …Where the Champions Race.