Jimmy Parker Jr. Looks to Remain Hot at Irwindaleadmin
The last winner of a Super Late Model event, at Irwindale Speedway in 2020, has entered the “Sunrise Ford All-Star Showdown presented by the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame” on February 6th. Jimmy Parker Jr. will make his third Spears Srl Southwest Tour Series start, looking for a $30,000 payday in the 2021 season opener. 36 cars will take the green, in an event that boasts the biggest winners share in SRL Championship event history.
Parker participated in two Super Late Model events at Irwindale Speedway in 2020. After setting quick-time in both, the first event ended in a second-place finish to Dylan Lupton, while the second ended in Victory Lane. He will now try to repeat his strong runs in the “Sunrise Ford All-Star Showdown 200”, as he makes his first SRL start at Irwindale Speedway.
“This will be my first All-Star race and I’m excited to go back to Irwindale Speedway, after some good runs”, Parker stated. “The SRL has the best competition on the West Coast! Irwindale is a ton of fun. It’s fast and it keeps you on your toes, running next to the wall, all the way around, if that’s the line you choose. It’s got multiple grooves which also makes for exciting racing!!”
Parker had planned to participate in last year’s SPEARS Southwest Tour Series season finale at Irwindale, but when the event was moved to Kern County Raceway, they were unable to attend. He did take part in the series penultimate event, the $10,000-to-win Retro Custom Metals 137” at the LVMS Bullring and Dirt Track. The 2018 “Bullring” Super Late Model Champion and 14-time winner, qualified 15th, and finished 14th, as 42 Super Late Models appeared for the event. He will now jump back into his new Senneker Performance Super Late Model for the fourth time on February 6th.
The Las Vegas, NV driver is thankful for the opportunity to participate in this monster event, and wanted to thank those who have helped make it possible.
“I’d like to thank Tom Clift with NAC Electric and everyone involved in the CRE racing team”, Parker expressed. “I’d also like to thank Jim Wulfenstein with Wulfenstein construction!!”
Thanks to Bob Bruncati and the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame, the 2021 “Sunrise Ford All-Star Showdown 200” will pay $30,000 to the winner of the 200-lap feature event at Irwindale Speedway. The Spears Pro Late Models presented by Sigma Performance Services, as well as the Spears Modified Series will join the action, racing for $15,000 and $5,000 respectively. An optional Test Day is slated for Thursday, with the official Practice Day getting underway on Friday.
Saturday, Race Day, will see the Super Late Models practice from 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM, with Qualifying for all divisions beginning 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” will follow. The Modifieds and Pro Late Models are scheduled for the inner 1/3-mile oval, while the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series will see action on the ½-mile.
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”.