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LOVE TOP ROOKIE AT KERN

Congratulations to Jesse Love for being the top finishing Rookie-of-the-Year Competitor in the “Bulwark ‘FR 100 presented by Traffic Management, Inc.” at Kern County Raceway. Love scored his first SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series top-five, while scoring his second rookie award with the fifth place finish. With that result, [...]

WULFENSTEIN – HARD CHARGER

Congratulations to Jim Wulfenstein for winning the Coleman Powersports “Hard Charger Award” for the “Bulwark ‘FR 100 presented by Traffic Management, Inc.” at Kern County Raceway. Wulfenstein improved 16 positions, after starting 26th in the field, securing a 10th place finish after 100 laps. It was the Pahrump, NV [...]

Neveau Heads to Nashville

The SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour would like to wish the best of luck to series competitor Kyle Neveau, as he heads to Nashville, TN for the 35th Annual All American 400 - November 2nd & 3rd, 2019 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville. Neveau currently sits ninth in the SPEARS Southwest [...]

OCTOBER CLASSIC SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – October 25th & 26th

Friday – October 25, 2019   1:00pm                                  Track Credentials Open for K&N Series Teams 1:30pm                                  K&N Series Hauler Parking 1:30pm                                  Track Credentials Open for SPEARS Southwest Tour 2:00pm                                  SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Hauler Parking 2:00pm                                   Garage Opens 4:30pm – 5:15pm                 K&N Series – Practice 5:15pm – 6:00pm               SPEARS Southwest Tour Series - [...]

REMINDERS: October 23rd, 2019

REMINDERS: October 23rd, 2019 Kern County Raceway “October Classic” October 25th & 26th New information is bold. RACE FORMAT:  DASH: After single car qualifying, the top eight cars will redraw for starting positions for the 8 lap Trophy Dash (immediately after opening ceremonies).  The finishing order of the ‘Dash’ will determine the [...]

WINTER SHOWDOWN DATE SET FOR 2020

CALIFORNIA’S WINTER SHOWDOWN DATE SET FOR 2020   Bakersfield, CA – The nation’s top Super Late Model teams will once again converge on Bakersfield, California’s Kern County Raceway in 2020 for the “Sixth Annual Winter Showdown” set for Saturday, March 21st.   The Winter Showdown will be part of the “20th Season” celebration [...]

$25,000 SLM All-Star Showdown Returning in 2020

Irwindale Speedway is pleased to announce that on February 1, 2020, the All-Star Showdown will return to Irwindale Speedway. With support from Bob Bruncati of Sunrise Ford, and Ken Clapp from The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame, the “Sunrise Ford All-Star Showdown presented by West Coast Stock [...]

BULLETIN and REMINDERS: October 9th, 2019

  Kern County Raceway “October Classic” October 25th & 26th RACE FORMAT:  DASH: After single car qualifying, the top eight cars will redraw for starting positions for the 8 lap Trophy Dash (immediately after opening ceremonies).  The finishing order of the ‘Dash’ will determine the top eight starting positions of the [...]

JM ENVIRONMENTAL WILD WEST SHOOTOUT

    JM ENVIRONMENTAL WILD WEST SHOOTOUT OFFERS BIG BONUSES AS PART OF SPEARS SOUTHWEST TOUR SERIES 20TH SEASON   Bakersfield, CA – There are some big announcements regarding the “20th SEASON” celebration of the SPEARS (SRL) Southwest Tour Series in 2020.  The first of those announcements came this past weekend at Madera [...]

THORN SCORES 40th CAREER SRL VICTORY

Four-time SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series Champion, Derek Thorn, pulled off a clean sweep Saturday night in the “SPEARS Southwest Tour 125 presented by 51 FIFTY LTM.” at Madera Speedway. Thorn led all four weekend practice sessions, won the Performance Friction BrakesZero Drag Fast Time Award and claimed the [...]

NUMBER ‘1’ AGAIN

Linny White qualified 8th, but his string of pole position starts continued after he was left with the number "1" card, once all other drivers had drawn. White's prowess in the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series redraw is becoming legendary, as he has not drawn a position outside the [...]

MADERA HARD CHARGER

Congratulations to Colorado's Jace Hansen for scoring the Coleman Powersports "Hard Charger Award" as well as the Rookie of the Race. Hansen drove from 19th in the field, up into the top-10, eventually finishing 7th while improving 12 positions. In the rookie battle, Hansen beat out Jesse Love(9th), Rookie Championship [...]

HOTELS FOR KERN

Kern County Raceway   Courtyard by Marriott 3601 Marriott Drive Bakersfield, CA  93308 (661) 324-6660 Group Code:  SPEARS Southwest Tour Series  Group Rate:    $99   Cutoff Date:    October 15, 2019     Springhill Suites by Marriott 3801 Marriott Drive Bakersfield, CA  93308 (661) 377-4000 Group Code:  SPEARS Southwest Tour Series  Group Rate:    $99 Cutoff Date:    October 15, 2019  

BEELER IN AT MADERA

Two-time Pacific Challenge Series Champion Mike Beeler has announced his intensions to participate in the "SPEARS Southwest Tour 125 presented by 51 FIFTY LTM" at Madera Speedway on September 28th. Beeler tied Jeremy Doss as the only two-time champions of that series, and counts four overall series victories. Beeler has [...]

“The Legend Lives On” Strmiska RETURNS

When it comes to racing in the central valley of California, there are few names more synonymous with hard racing and winning than the Strmiska family name. Third generation driver Ross “The Legend Lives On” Strmiska will be striving to continue on in that winning tradition, when he heads [...]

MADERA SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 27th & 28th

Madera Speedway Friday – September 27, 2019 Spears Southwest Tour and the Spears Modified Series, Legends of the Pacific, Madera Hobby Stocks, Toyota Sedans, Legends of Kearney Bowl   2:00 PM                      Pit Gates Open – SPEARS Southwest Tour/Modified Series Only                  3:00 PM                      Pit Gates Open – Local Divisions and Legends   4:30 – 4:50 [...]

HERZOG’S HOMETRACK

Austin Herzog has announced his entry into to the “SPEARS Southwest Tour 125 presented by 51 FIFTY LTM” on September 28th at Madera Speedway. Herzog is currently the championship leader for the Overall Pro Late Model Title, and is the runner-up in the televised Nut Up Pro Late Model [...]

SCHMIDT RETURNS FOR BALANCE OF SEASON

2006 SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series Champion Eric Schmidt has entered the “SPEARS Southwest Tour 125 presented by 51 FIFTY LTM.” on September 28th at Madera Speedway. Schmidt participated in the first two events of the season, but bad luck in those races found him on the sidelines for [...]