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ROSS and LUCAS OIL CELEBRATE 20 YEARS

(Photo credit Ricky Bassman) April 1, 2014 As the David Ross Motorsports race team prepares to start the 2014 season, this weekend, in the Spears SRL Southwest Tour’s DCS RV Center 100, at Kern County Raceway, many will notice a significant change to the 57 car.  Usually sporting a black racecar, [...]

ROSS STRMISKA SECOND AT SRL OPENER

  Manteca, CA – Ross Strmiska, the third generation driver from Manteca, CA and his Mainline Equipment/Jack Tone Vineyards team started their 2014 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series season with a second place finish at Madera Speedway.   “This was a great way to start our season,” said Strmiska.  “We put ourselves in [...]

GARRET ARCHER TOP ROOKIE CONTENDER AT MADERA

Washington's Garret Archer was the top performing Rookie-of-the-Year contender at the season opening event at Madera Speedway.  Archer finished 6th, other rookie contenders Cole Loftsgard, Jeff Bischofberger and Hannah Newhouse finished 10th, 13th and 17th respectively.

BRANDON WHITE GETS FIRST SERIES WIN

Bakersfield, CA – Brandon White scored his first career SPEARS Southwest Tour Series win Saturday night in the “Melo’s Gas & Gear 125 presented by DC’s RV Center” at Madera Speedway.   White, from Eureka, started fifth in the 125-lap event, he led the race early on and then ran in [...]

MADERA S2 WINNER – TREVOR HUDDLESTON

Pos No. Name Laps Total time Diff Best time In lap Best speed 1 50 Trevor Huddleston 35 14:30.823 00:16.084 30 74.534 2 43 Kenny Smith 35 14:31.978 00:01.155 00:16.291 32 73.587 3 59 Johnny Butler 35 14:33.651 00:02.828 00:16.393 31 73.129 4 99 Chris Morrison 35 14:34.801 00:03.978 00:16.426 31 72.982 5 81 Nastasia Dodd 35 14:36.179 00:05.356 00:16.581 29 72.300 6 77 Kyle Whisner 35 14:37.992 00:07.169 00:16.495 7 72.677 7 0 Bill Waters 35 14:38.391 00:07.568 00:16.439 7 72.924 8 46 Daryl Scoggins 34 14:37.683 1 Lap 00:16.261 5 73.722 9 15 Brandon Weaver 34 14:39.697 00:02.014 00:16.478 18 72

MADERA RESULTS –

Madera Speedway March 15, 2014 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series   FP SP Car Driver Team / Make Laps Points Money   Status 1 6 19 Brandon White Northcoast Lighting & Electric Ford 125 180 $3,000.00 Running 2 2 90 Ross Strmiska Mainline Equipment, Jack Tone Vineyards  Chevrolet 125 170 $1,500.00 Running 3 7 16 Jacob Gomes Sunnyvalley Smoked Meats Inc. Chevrolet 125 165 $1,250.00 Running 4 5 75 Jeremy Doss Nitro Racing, Pathfinder Chassis Ford 125 160 $1,000.00 Running 5 12 51 Carlos Vieira 51 FIFTY Energy Drink Chevrolet 125 155 $1,000.00 Running 6 1 21 Garret Archer* NYS Motorsports Chevrolet 125 150 $650.00 Running 7 9 29 Greg Voigt NTS Motorsports Chevrolet 125 146 $1,000.00 Running 8 18 37 Keith Spangler Spangler Racing Chevrolet 125 142 $600.00 Running 9 11 54 Donny St. Ours Sigma Engineering Solutions Chevrolet 125 138 $600.00 Running 10 19 52 Cole Loftsgard* JL [...]

Legends Winner – Cameron Austin

      Pos No. Name Laps Total time Diff Best time In lap Best speed 1 7c Cameron Austin 35 17:13.376 00:16.360 13 73.276 2 22 Jeremy Wood 35 17:13.654 00:00.278 00:16.348 26 73.330 3 7 Tony Mangini 35 17:14.354 00:00.978 00:16.432 13 72.955 4 2 Tim Mangini 35 17:14.760 00:01.384 00:16.426 30 72.982 5 15 Brandon Weaver 35 17:15.197 00:01.821 00:16.317 13 73.469 6 98 Blaine Rocha 35 17:15.315 00:01.939 00:16.460 33 72.831 7 52 Hunter Corbitt 35 17:15.854 00:02.478 00:16.521 28 72.562 8 24s Ricky Schlick 35 17:17.030 00:03.654 00:16.633 30 72.074 9 8x Parker Malone 35 17:19.360 00:05.984 00:16.714 19 71.724 10 92 Logan Zampa 35 17:19.645 00:06.269 00:16.639 33 72.048 11 31 Eddie Garone 35 17:20.681 00:07.305 00:16.661 9 71.952 12 42 Chase Majdic 35 17:20.691 00:07.315 00:16.409 13 73.057 13 17E Eric Olson 35 17:20.857 00:07.481 00:16.716 14 71.716 14 8 Keith Clement 35 17:21.452 00:08.076 00:16.758 8 71.536 15 63 Cody Berger 35 17:21.711 00:08.335 00:16.832 8 71.221 16 12x Codi Barba 35 17:24.338 00:10.962 00:17.002 3 70.509 17 37t Clayton Travels 35 17:25.551 00:12.175 00:17.032 2 70.385 18 72 Bob Kuebler 35 17:25.988 00:12.612 00:17.142 18 69.933 19 17 Logan Taylor 35 17:26.050 00:12.674 00:17.031 17 70.389 20 32 Danny Nikolai 35 17:27.780 00:14.404 00:16.966 14 70.659 21 37p Pete Peirce 35 17:27.935 00:14.559 00:17.374 31 69.000 22 25L Allan Lawless 33 17:23.579 2 Laps 00:17.971 16 66.707 23 21b Blaine Perkins 30 15:56.627 5 Laps 00:16.789

IT’S GO TIME – THE SEASON OPENER IS HERE!

FRIDAY, MARCH 14TH, 2014 MADERA SPEEDWAY - PRACTICE DAY  (Scroll down for Saturday Schedule) 12 NOON PIT GATES - SPEARS Southwest Tour Series 1:30pm PIT GATES – ALL DIVISIONS   1:00 PM         SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Tech Inspection will begin   3:30 PM         SPEARS Southwest Tour Series – Driver/Crew Chief Meeting   4:00 – 4:30     SRL S-2, Legends [...]

Lakeport’s Thorn ready for Southwest opener Saturday

March 12, 2014 12:34 am  •  JEANNIE BROUSSAL  From the NAPA VALLEY REGISTER   Lakeport native Derek Thorn is excited about the season-opening race at Madera Speedway on Saturday night. Thorn, who drives the Campbell Motorsports, Four Star Fruit, Hronis Racing, Double Eagle Transportation, Surface Pumps, Inc. No. 43 Ford, is more than ready [...]

What to watch in 2014:

What to watch in 2014:   PETTIT v. THORN:  The elephant in the room for 2014, (which means no one can ignore it) is the much anticipated battle between the 2012 series champions of the Byron Campbell owned #43 team with driver Derek Thorn, and the 2013 series champions of the [...]

Tentative Roster for Madera Speedway as of March 11, 2014

SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Tentative Roster for Madera Speedway as of March 11, 2014             01          Todd Souza, Aromas, CA – Rockwell Watches, BP Racing 12          Colby Potts, Stockton, CA – Nascimiento Motorsports 16          Jacob Gomes, Manteca, CA – Sunnyvalley Smoked Meats, Inc., Dennis Arbini 18          Jim Pettit II, Prunedale, CA – Moeller [...]

PETTIT and BAMMER PREPARE TO DEFEND TITLE

FOR RELEASE - March 11, 2014 Jim Pettit Racing       PETTIT and BAMMER PREPARE TO DEFEND TITLE Prunedale, CA – Three-time SPEARS Southwest Tour Series champion Jim Pettit II and his Quentin Bammer owned team is preparing to defend their 2013 championship title.  2012 was the first year that Pettit and Bammer had [...]

NTS Motorsports Signs Garret Archer for SRL in 2014 (photo: Archer at Evergreen Speedway in 2013)

KERNERSVILLE, NC (March 11th, 2014) NTS Motorsports announced the addition of 17 year-old Garret Archer to their driver lineup for 2014.  Archer will compete for the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Rookie-of-the-Year title in 2014.   This weekend Archer will make his debut in the NTS Motorsports #21 alongside his NTS Motorsports [...]

Newhouse Preps for SRL Season Opener

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Newhouse Preps for SRL Season Opener   As the Spear’s SRL Southwest Tour series kicks off the season with the first race of the year at Madera Speedway, 17 year old Rookie Hannah Newhouse anxiously awaits her change to hit the track for the first time. Not only has [...]

ROSS STRMISKA CONTINUES FAMILY TRADITION

  Manteca, CA – Ross Strmiska, the third generation driver from Manteca, CA and his Mainline Equipment/ Jack Tone Vineyards team are set for the upcoming SPEARS Southwest Tour Series season.  With the season opener at Madera Speedway less than week away, Strmiska is ready and confident heading to the [...]

2 DAYS UNTIL THE 2014 SEASON OPENER at MADERA SPEEDWAY (see schedule of events)

FRIDAY, MARCH 14TH, 2014 MADERA SPEEDWAY - PRACTICE DAY 12 NOON PIT GATES - SPEARS Southwest Tour Series 1:30pm PIT GATES – ALL DIVISIONS   1:00 PM         SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Tech Inspection will begin   3:30 PM         SPEARS Southwest Tour Series – Driver/Crew Chief Meeting   4:00 – 4:30     PRACTICE - SRL S-2, Legends [...]

ROOKIES WILL CHASE BIG PRIZE IN 2014

Bakersfield, CA – The 2014 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Rookie-of-the-Year class will once again battle for the coveted title and the big prize that accompanies the title.   “It’s always a great battle for the Rookie-of-the-Year title, and this year we return with a big award’s package worthy of the efforts [...]

Pete Holko Perseverance Award Recipiant

Scott Sanchez was the first recipient of the "Pete Holko Perseverance Award" presented by SRL Chief Steward, Jim Cook at the 2013 Championship Awards Banquet on February 8th.  The award is presented in the name of long-time SRL official Pete Holko, who we lost to cancer in 2013.

TOP 5 ON STAGE

The top five of the 2013 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series took to the stage at the Championship Awards Banquet for a question and answer session - (L to R), Derek Thorn, Jason Gilbert, Jim Pettit II, Jacob Gomes and Jeremy Doss.