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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 [...]

SRL SOUTHWEST TOUR TO RACE AT KERN RACEWAY SEPTEMBER 7TH

BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (January 18, 2013) – Continuing with a rich tradition of Southwest Tour car racing in Bakersfield, Kern County Raceway Park has signed the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour for a major event on September 7th at the brand-new asphalt track. The announcement of the SRL comes after yesterday's announcement [...]

24 – Scott Sanchez

Age: 41 Hometown: Livermore, CA Home_Track: Altamont Car_Number: 24 Chassis: Victory Circle Elite Years_In_Racing: 11 Car_Owner: Scott Sanchez Crew_Members: RJ Godett, Steven Godett, Christian Mayer, Marty Sanchez, Joe Fernandez Profession: Contractor Favorite_Racing_Memory: Starting 29th at the California Classic at Irwindale and finishing 4th

18 – Jim Pettit

Age: 47 Hometown: Prunedale, Ca Home_Track: Madera Speedway Car_Number: 18 Chassis: Hamke Years_In_Racing: 28 Car_Owner: Quentin Bammer Crew_Members: Lee Bandetinni, Byron Decker, Ed Garcia, Nick Robfogel, Duane Sharp, Mark Shrader, Derek Soeth, Bobby Thomas, Louie Toledo, Greg Wilson, Ted Yamashiro, George Yawornisky. Family: Jim Pettit I, Patricia Pettit, Tammy Keldsen, Liz Nelson Profession: JP Surplus Salvage AD Sponsors: Moeller Bros., [...]

SRL LEGENDS TOUR SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR 2013

  Bakersfield, CA – The 2013 SRL Legends Tour championship season will consist of eleven race dates, at six racetracks, in three different states.  A new 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 [...]