Bakersfield, CA – “Hollywood” Dan Holtz will be seeking a little revenge at Irwindale Speedway when the Spears Srl Southwest Tour Series heads to the ½-mile oval for the $25,000-to-win “All-Star Showdown 200” on February 5th. Holtz has had tough luck at the popular speedway after failing to finish in his last three trips to the popular track. In July he finished 16th after an accident put his season on hold. In the 2021 “All-Star Showdown” he finished 35th in the 36-car field. The prior “All-Star Showdown” found Holtz in a practice crash that ended his season until Round #8 of the schedule. The prior July he finished a disappointing 17th. He will look to end his string of bad luck at Irwindale in just two weeks.
Holtz made his 2021 return to the SRL at the October Classic at Kern County Raceway Park, after his Irwindale crash. The two-time Mesa Marin Raceway Super Late Model champion showed his metal, finishing third at the high-speed ½-mile. He followed it up with a win in the “Fall Classic” at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. With his recent momentum, the “Ironman” will be primed to end his hard-luck streak at Irwindale, and score his second series victory in his Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center, Concrete Motorsports, W.A.R. Shocks Chevy.
The “All-Star Showdown 200” will take place on February 5th at Irwindale Speedway. It will kick off the 22nd season for the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour and the second for the SPEARS Pro Late Models presented by Sigma Performance Services. The Spears Modified Series will take part in their second event of the season, after Jaron Giannini won the opener at Havasu 95 Speedway. The Super Late Models will race for $25,000-to-win. The Pro Late Models will compete for $10,000-to-win and the SPEARS Modified Series will shoot for $5,000. Qualifying for all three divisions will commence at 2:00pm. 44 Super Late Models appeared in 2021 with 38 Pro Late Models and 22 Modifieds answering the call.
Celebrating its twenty-second season in 2022, 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”.