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Sandoval Returns to SRL in 2013

    Modesto, CA -- 2011 SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series “Rookie-of-the–Year” Michael Sandoval of Ripon will move from his familiar #1 Bob Strandwold Racing (BSR) Chevrolet that he drove in 2012, to the #5 Sandoval & Sons Backhoe Service / BSR Chevrolet for the 2013 SRL season.   "Jeff and I are [...]

2013 Preseason News for Gomez

    Twin falls, Idaho- With the start of the 2013 racing season just around the corner, Jonathon Gomez, driver of the #22 Century Motorsports and Marine Chevrolet Impala, gears up for another exciting year of racing. At the close of the 2012 race season, team owner John Gomez was busy making [...]

11 – Dan O’Donnell

Driver Hometown: Oak Hills, CA Car Owner: Colleen O'Donnell Crew Members: Years In Racing: 13 Sponsors: Sick Graphix, West Valley Engine Balancing, The Loe Pit Stop Family: Courtney (wife), Daniel (son) Job Info: Graphic design and stickers Racing Accomplishments: Website: Twitter Page URL: @DanODonne11 Facebook Page URL: facebook.com/dan.odonnell.777

2013 Schedule of Events – SRL ‘S2 Tour Series’

SRL ‘S2 Tour Series’ Schedule of Events Announced Bakersfield, CA – The inaugural year of the SRL ‘S2 Tour Series’ is now set for the upcoming 2013 season.  The SRL ‘S2 Tour Series’ championship season will consist of ten race weekends at six different race venues, featuring thirteen championship main [...]

M.K. Kanke – Defending Race Winner

M.K. Kanke is the defending race winner of Melo's Gas & Gear 151 presented by 51 Fifty Energy Drink at Madera Speedway.  Kanke and his RPM Motorsports team have wins at Madera Speedway in each of the last four SPEARS Southwest Tour Series seasons.

90 – Ross Strmiska

  Driver Hometown: Manteca, CA Car Owner: Ron Strmiska Jr. Crew Members: Crew chief Ron Strmiska Jr., Mike Naake, Danny Guibor, Guy Guibor, Joey Simons, Mike Smith, Mike Soiseth, James Ferguson, Steve Saunders, Brandon Saunders Years In Racing: 26 years Sponsors: Mainline Equipment, Jack Tone Vineyards, Davids Racing Products, Iron Mike Motorsports, Naake Suspension [...]

2012 Championship Banquet

Bakersfield, CA – Saturday afternoon the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Championship Awards Banquet took place at Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace, where the series top performers of 2012 were honored. The top twenty drivers of the 2012 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series were honored on stage, as well as the top [...]

SEASON OPENER – Schedule of Events

Friday – March 15, 2013 MADERA SPEEDWAY 12 PM PITS and REGISTRATION & INSPECTION OPENS (tentative)  4:00 – 4:30     SRL S-2, Legends of the Pacific/SRL Legends Tour, Local Classes 4:30 – 5:00    SPEARS Southwest Tour Series 5:00 – 5:30     SRL S-2, Legends of the Pacific/SRL Legends Tour, Local Classes         5:30 – 6:00    [...]

19 – Brandon White

Driver Hometown: Eureka, CA Car Owner: Brandon White Racing Crew Members: Dan Joiner, Sunny Fisher, Billy Shaul, Bill White Years In Racing: 10 Sponsors: Northcoast Lighting & Electric Inc. Family: Parents Bill & Gail White and Sister Brittany White Job Info: Student Racing Accomplishments: 2014 SRL Win, Madera, CA., Madera Speedway 3/15/2014 2013 SRL 2nd place Rookie of [...]

SPEARS Southwest Tour Series to Compete on the One-Mile Oval at Pikes Peak International Raceway

Bakersfield, CA – The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series is proud to announce the September 29, 2013 race date on the one-mile oval at Pikes Peak International Raceway (PPIR) in Fountain, Colorado. “This has been four years in the making,” stated the SRL’s Larry Collins.  “Our teams have been encouraging us [...]

SRL LEGENDS TOUR SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR 2013

      Bakersfield, CA – The 2013 SRL Legends Tour championship season will consist of eleven race dates, at six race tracks, in three different states.  A twist to the 2013 championship will be that a driver’s best eight finishes, of the eleven scheduled events, will determine the final championship standings [...]

2 – Craig Raudman

Driver Hometown: Cottonwood, CA Car Owner: Dave Reed Crew Members: Blaine Bergem, Jeff Woods, Robert Dornback, Brandon Williams, Jerry Marsh, Ron Esau, Ed Bernardo, Mike Morrison, Matt Butler Years In Racing: 40 Sponsors: Approved Memory, Lucas Oil, K&N Filters, Fluidyne, Ringers Gloves, JDA                     [...]

BSR ANNOUNCES DRIVER LINE-UP FOR 2013

  MODESTO, CA -- BOB STRANDWOLD RACING (BSR) IS SETTING ITS SIGHTS ON A SUCCESSFUL SEASON IN THE 2013 SPEARS SOUTHWEST TOUR SERIES. BSR IS PLEASED TO ADD JAKE KOENS TO ITS ORGANIZATION.  KOENS WILL WORK ALONGSIDE JEFF STRANDWOLD PREPARING THE CARS IN THE BSR SHOP ON A WEEKLY BASIS. [...]

BERKLEY FISHING CONTINUES ASSOCIATION WITH THE SPEARS SOUTHWEST TOUR SERIES

  Bakersfield, CA – Berkley Fishing, the world's leading fishing tackle company, and the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will continue there association through the 2013 season and beyond. “We’re proud of our association with Berkley, they’re the premier company in the fishing tackle industry,” stated the SRL’s Brian Olsen. “Last year [...]

51 – Carlos Vieira

Driver Hometown: Livingston, CA Car Owner: Carlos Vieira Crew Members: Joe Cordeiro, Frank Lucas, Gerson Possadas, Aysia Vieira, Bobby Burks, Jose Corriea, Art Hidalgo, Mario Isola, Jason DeMelo, David DeMelo Years In Racing: 6 Sponsors: 51 FIFTY Energy Drink and Allied Packaging Family: Wife Aysia and 2 daughters, Elaina and Morgan Job Info: V.P. of [...]

75 – Jeremy Doss

Driver Hometown: Upperlake, Ca. Car Owner: Mike Doss Crew Members:Dale Dodds, William O'Donnell, Andy Layton, Kevin Ostern, Ernie Ostern Years In Racing: 9 Sponsors: Nitro Racing, Pathfinder Chassis, Peters Racing Engines, Pacific Auto Body, Kuecker's Kustom Koatings Family:Mike & Denise Doss, Andrew Garcia, and Izzy Redmond Job Info: Kueckers Kustom Koatings Racing Accomplishments:2011 Legend State Champ, [...]

89 – Bobby Hodges

Driver Hometown: Carson City, NV Car Owner: Henry Hodges Jr. Crew Members:Josh Bews (Crew Chief), Kris Keller (Car Chief), David Pearce (Spotter) Years In Racing: 12 Sponsors: Nevada Automotive Test Center, No Coast Customs, Long Engines Systems, JBews Fabrication Family: Henry and Mary (parents), Jennifer and Kelley (Sisters), Cami Simpson (girlfriend) Job Info:Test Engineer Racing Accomplishments:2011 [...]

73 – Ken Benhamou

Driver Hometown:  San Ramon, CA Car Owner:  Ken Benhamou Crew Members:  Dave Kaler, Randy Gilbert, Ken Morgan, Brian Laue, Nick Smith, Daniel Blouin. Years In Racing: 16 Sponsors:  SAS German Auto Family:  Wife; Linda, Son; Johnathan, Daughters; Brianna and Madeline Job Info:  Owner; SAS German Auto Racing Accomplishments:  I've enjoyed every single race in my life...that [...]