Former Champion of Silver State Racewayadmin
Randy Hedrick last started a Spears Srl Southwest Tour Series race at Altamont Race Park, back in 2005. He finished with a Top 10 in that event. On May 5th, Hedrick will end the 13 year drought, and return to SRL competition for the $10,000 to win “Retro Custom Metals 150″, at The Bullring @ Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Although Hedrick has yet to score a SPEARS Southwest Tour Series victory, in 11 starts, he is a very accomplished veteran driver. In 2017, the Reno, NV driver scored a Pacific Challenge Series victory, in only four season starts. He followed that up with a runner-up finish, behind Carlos E. Vieira, in the 2018 PCS season opener at Madera Speedway.
Hedrick is a former champion at the now defunct Silver State Raceway (Champion Speedway), in Carson City, NV. It was the track, at which SRL star Bobby Hodges, cut his racing teeth during his early career. In addition, Hedrick was the winner of two “Nor-Cal Best in the West Series” features, for Super Late Models, at the facility in 1997. Hedrick was a well know “Open Comp” participant throughout Northern and Central California as well as Nevada for many years, before also competing in “Touring Series” competition in the late 1990’s and 2000’s.
Although it has been a while since he last competed in the SRL, Hedrick will have a teammate, in 2006 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Champion Eric Schmidt, to aid in his return. There is no doubt that his Sierra Speed Technology, WAR Racing Products, Port City Racecars Chevy will be ready for action. And Hedrick, as a driver, will be ready for the stiff competition he knows he will face.
“I’m excited to return to the SRL Series”, Hedrick told the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series. “The depth of competition, quality of equipment, and the show Larry (Collins) and Brian (Olsen) put together is incredible. If you’re a driver who wants a challenge, it’s the place to be.”
And for fans, it will also be the place to be. Come out to the Bullring at LVMS on May 5th, to watch the “Touring” Stars take on the local Super Late Model Stars, as well as championship drivers, such as Randy Hedrick, for 150 laps of adrenaline pumping action. When all is done, one driver will be $10,000 richer. Randy Hedrick would love to be that competitor.