Farrington is Ready for Showdown at Irwindaleadmin
Three-time Tucson Speedway Super Late Model Track Champion Brandon Farrington has announced his intentions to compete for the $30,000 winner’s share at this year’s “Sunrise Ford All-Star Showdown from Irwindale Speedway. This is the second season in a row, that the All-Star Showdown will open the season for the Spears Srl Southwest Tour Series, and the second time the Rookie-of-the-Year competitor has competed in it. He will be looking for an improved result over the 2020 version.
Farrington will return to the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series in 2021 after a partial 2020 schedule. The driver from Tucson, AZ found the sledding tough in his first three events last season, but finished strong with consecutive top-five finishes and a New Track Record at Kern County Raceway in the October Classic. The season ending results for Farrington give him confidence heading into the All-Star Showdown.
“I think we finally started to show that we have speed at the end of 2020, and with our program not taking any breaks in the off-season, I think we will be even better come Showdown time”, Farrington conjectured. So, result wise, I am not going with any intentions but to win, and I plan to give it everything I got to do that.”
Farrington finished 19th in the 2020 version of the Showdown, after losing a motor late in the event. He made his way back to Irwindale in July, but finished 22nd, after electrical issues ended his day. Despite the setbacks, Farrington is excited to head back to the renowned facility. It is one of his favorites on the schedule.
“Irwindale is a highlight on the schedule for me”, Farrington asserted. “I really enjoy the style of racing that you get, with a top middle and bottom lane. And the facility is second to none. Tim (Huddleston) has done a great job at Irwindale, to keep that place thriving like it has in the last few years.”
The TMI – Tucson Motorsports Inc., Sigma Performance Services driver will have a familiar face to compete against at Irwindale, as his teammate Kole Raz will also make the trip to the ½-mile facility. Raz was able to score five victories at Tucson Speedway in 2020, to edge Farrington’s three. He was also able to wrestle the championship from Brandon and will also be a threat for the rookie title. Farrington is looking ahead to the contest between the two, as they have become close over the last two seasons.
“Kole is like a brother to me”, Farrington admitted. “We talk about everything our cars are doing, and he gives me advise on how to be better, and I give him advise. I can’t wait to compete against him. I think if we’re ever around each other on track, it’ll be worth watching. We both have an insane amount of respect for each other on-track, but we also share the same desire to win races.”
Farrington and Raz will both be vying for the big payday on February 6th, with Farrington driving his familiar #25. He anticipates running up front, in what is expected to be a stellar field of Super Late Models. For that opportunity he is thankful for those who made it possible.
“I would really like to say thank you to Brad Corneliusen & JoAnn Corneliusen, Wells Johnson, Sigma Performance Services, and UPR Racing Supply for making this event possible to attend.”
With the help of Bob Bruncati, the 2021 “Sunrise Ford All-Star Showdown” will pay $30,000 to the winner of the 200-lap feature event at Irwindale Speedway. For those unable to attend, the event will be shown live at www.SpearsRacing.TV and on a delayed basis on MAVTV. Derek Thorn was the winner of the 2020 version, followed by Preston Peltier, Jack Wood, Dylan Lupton and Linny White. More details on the event will be announced in the coming weeks, as the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series gets set to kick off its 21st season of competition.
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”.