John Moore Joins White Racing Services for All-Star Showdownadmin
John Moore’s 2020 Spears Srl Southwest Tour Series season came to an end, after the sixth event of the nine-race schedule for the series. Moore was sitting eighth in the championship standings with one top-five and five top-10 finishes, when an unavoidable business conflict caused him to miss the October Classic at Kern County Raceway. With the missed start, Moore decided to end the SRL season and prepare for the 2021 campaign. That campaign will begin at Irwindale Speedway in the $30,000-to-win “Sunrise Ford All-Star Showdown presented by the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame” on February 6th.
Moore was the Pacific Challenge Series Champion in 2015 as well as a two-time championship runner-up in that series. The Granite Bay, CA driver is known for his consistency, and knowing how hard to push his racecar. In 2021, that racecar will be a new design for him, as he will be behind the wheel of a Rowdy Manufacturing Super Late Model with Linny White, with White Racing Services, heading up his racing operation. It is one of several changes for JM Racing in 2021.
“John Moore & JM Racing will be undergoing some changes this year”, the elder Moore described. “Cole Moore’s #20 will be doing a limited schedule with the SRL, and will be full-time with Bill McAnally Racing, as the driver of the NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota, in the Driver Development Program for the ARCA Menards Series and the ARCA West. I will be in the #27 and will be switching to the Rowdy Chassis, fielded and housed by Linny White Racing. He has recently hung up his driving shoes and is going full-time Crew Chief. I’m very excited to be driving the race car set up by Linny. He’s a proven veteran with great results, and a huge passion for the sport. Our plan is to run up front and have a good time. I’ll miss Cole being at all the races with me, but the story continues to develop new chapters. The bottom line is; the Moore boys love to race … see you in LA Eyes up, drive fast, rock hard.”
Moore finished fifth in the 2019 SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series standing and seventh in 2018. In his 33 career SRL starts he has only two DNF’s, showing his consistency. He has garnered 16 top-10’s in those starts and has a best finish of second, which occurred in 2020 at his home track, ALL AMERICAN SPEEDWAY – ROSEVILLE CA. His Irwindale results have shown to be one of his most difficult tracks, with one top-five and 2 top-10’s, in six starts. His average finish at 14.0, is the worst of any track on the 2021 schedule. But with White’s success at Irwindale, Moore will be looking for improved results.
The JM Environmental Toyota, with its Rowdy Chassis, will be a change for Moore. He hopes with the help a proven winner on the “Tour”, like Linny White, he will be competitive right off the truck. Moore is grateful for the opportunity to pursue this new avenue in his racing career, and for those who have made it possible.
“As always, I’d like to thank all the customers at JM Environmental, that provide the opportunities for me to make the money to participate in the greatest sport on earth, stock car racing”, Moore expressed. I’d like to thank my family and friends for supporting Cole and I, as well as the fans promoters and competitors that keep it fun and interesting. My favorite way to end a conversation …see you at the races!”
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”