“We’re comin’ with everything we got for the first race”admin
Tyler Fabozzi is coming off his Rookie-of-the-Year season in the Spears Srl Southwest Tour Series. He finished fourth in the championship standings with three top-five and seven top-10 finishes. His next goal is to become the fourth Rookie-of-the-Year to also garner the series championship. His effort will get underway at the “Sunrise Ford All-Star Showdown 200 presented by the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame” at Irwindale Speedway on February 1st.
“We’re comin’ with everything we got for the first race”, Fabozzi proclaimed. “I know everyone else will also, so we’ve invested in some new equipment this year. That should give us the edge we need to compete with those guys. Whoever figures out the track conditions the quickest, will have a big advantage over the short two-day weekend. Then it’s up to me, and R.J. (Johnson) on the radio, on keeping the car in good health and the nose clean.”
The Anaheim Hill, CA driver had eighth and 13th place finishes at Irwindale last season, the latter after starting last due to a blown motor in qualifying. It was one of only two finishes outside the top-10 in 2019. It was a season that saw the rookie complete every event, and fail to finish only one lap on the season. It was the best result of any team competing in the series. Fabozzi will look to get season number two and series season number 20 off to winning start, and collect the $25,000 up for grabs to the winner.
Fabozzi was sponsored by MSI Racing with specific event support from Patriot Paving, W.A.R. Shocks, Mobility Specialists Inc. and Respect “90”. Fabozzi was also thankful to Rj Johnson, T.j. Clark and everyone who was a part of his 2019 season.
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 $75,000 will be paid out to the 36 starters, plus additional cash bonuses for the drivers eligible for the Spears ManufacturingFrequent 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. The Modifieds will earn $5,000 for the win, thanks to series supporter FLUIDYNE High Performance.
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”.