Cole Brown Excited for Pro Late Model Run at the All-Star Showdownadmin
Bakersfield, CA; As the entry list in the “SPEARS Pro Late Model Series presented by Sigma Performance Services” grows to 35, for the “Pro Late Model Showdown 150” at Irwindale Speedway, drivers like Cole Brown are becoming even more excited about the event. Brown, from Ukiah, CA will make one of his first starts in a Pro Late Model, after working his way through the Junior Late Model Series at Madera Speedway. It is a series in which he finished third in the 2020 championship standings, after scoring points in eight of the nine events. He scored two victories in those eight starts, along with seven top-five’s and eight top-10’s.
Brown has experience in Winged Outlaw Go-Karts, Legend Cars, Modifieds, Junior Late Models and a few Pro Late Model starts. Next weekend’s event will be the biggest event in the 16-year-old Ukiah High School Junior’s career. It will be his first start in a Pro Late Model Series, first start at Irwindale Speedway and his first start in his new Pro Late Model.
“This race has been on my bucket list”, Brown admitted. “I am more than excited to race in this series, and also at a new track. This is going to be my first full season in a Pro Late Model. I am anxious to see how well I can do in my new Senneker Performance race car, against the best drivers in the west.”
Brown had an extremely strong season in the Junior Late Models at Madera Speedway. He continued to improve throughout the campaign, consistently challenging track champion Bradley Erickson Racing, as the season wore on. He hopes his experience of running up front at Madera, will translate to the Pro Late Model, and he will have a solid finish on the 6th.
“I would like to be a top-10 car on race day”, Brown stated. “I know that is a big task, but I believe with the people that are helping me, it can be done.”
Brown will head to Irwindale with a proven team behind him. He will receive support from JD Motorsports, Mike Doss and the Doss family organization. He also has the support of a strong sponsorship base, for which he is thankful.
“I would really like to thank the Doss crew, my family, my Crew Chief Dale Dodds, Quick Conveyor, Product Lines, Orsi Transport, Northern Aggregates, Farmers Insurance-Hull Agency, Red Carpet Storage, STEVE TAYLOR EXCAVATION, Joe’s Racing Performance, Performance Friction Brakes, Pyrotect, DH Designs, Ukiah Oxygen, Franks Radio Service, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, PACE Supply, Nitro Racing, Furia Motorsports, Swift Springs and Horsepower Project by Michele Martin Photography!”
With the help of Bob Bruncati and the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame, the 2021 “Pro Late Model Showdown 150” will pay $15,000 to the winner of the 150-lap feature event at Irwindale Speedway. The Spears Srl Southwest Tour Series, as well as the Spears Modified Series will also join the action, racing for $30,000 and $5,000, respectively. An optional Test Day is slated for Thursday, with the official Practice Day getting underway on Friday.
Saturday will see the Pro Late Models practice from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM. Qualifying for all divisions will begin at 2:30 PM. The Modifieds will go first followed by the Pro Late Models and Super Late Models. Opening Ceremonies are slated for 4:30 PM, with “B”-Main Events set for 5:00 PM. The “Pro Late Model Showdown 150”, “Modified All-Star Showdown 100”, and the “Sunrise Ford All-Star Showdown 200 presented by the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame” will round out the weekend’s action.
For those unable to attend, the event will be shown live at www.SpearsRacing.TV and on a delayed basis on MAVTV.
Celebrating its twenty-first season in 2021, 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”.