News



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 [...]

KERN COUNTY RACEWAY PARK TO OPEN NASCAR RACING SCHEDULE IN APRIL

BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (January 17, 2013) – The highly anticipated opening of the state-of-the-art Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield will become a reality when NASCAR Whelen All-American Series-sanctioned races hit the track in 2013.  The grand opening race has been scheduled for Saturday night April 20. The half-mile and quarter-mile [...]

CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS BANQUET INFO

SPEARS Southwest Tour Series CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS BANQUET   The Pleasure of Your Company is Requested Saturday – February 9, 2013   Doors Opens at 11:30 am Lunch Served at 12:00 pm   Awards Presented Top Twenty SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Drivers Top Ten SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Team Owners Top Ten SRL Legends Tour presented by ProCast Products [...]

SRL to SANCTION NEW SERIES in 2013

BAKERSFIELD, CA – The management of the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series proudly announced today a new division that will compete under the SRL banner, in 2013, the SRL will organize, officiate and sanction the “SRL S2 Tour Series”. The ‘S2’ is a full-size 108-inch wheelbase, tubular chassis stock car, [...]

SRL S2 TOUR SERIES SET FOR DEBUT in 2013

BAKERSFIELD, CA – The inaugural season for the SRL S2 Tour Series is taking shape for the upcoming season. The S2 Tour Series is a new division that will compete under the SRL banner in 2013 and will feature a companion schedule that will be close to that of [...]

Derek Thorn Wins 2012 SUNOCO Driven Challenge

Bakersfield, CA – At the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series season finale held at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Lakeport, California’s Derek Thorn drove to a third place finish to secure both the SUNOCO Driven Challenge and the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series championships. Thorn, who began racing at age [...]

THORN IS CHAMPION – GOMEZ WINS BIG

Bakersfield, CA – The final race of the 2012 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series saw Lakeport’s Derek Thorn win the series title and Twin Falls, Idaho’s Jonathon Gomez win the race and the record $15,000 in prize money that came with the win at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor [...]

ROSEVILLE TO THORN

Bakersfield, CA – Derek Thorn won his sixth SPEARS Southwest Tour Series race of 2012, with his win Saturday night at the “West Coast Transmissions 125” at Roseville’s All-American Speedway. Saturday’s win was Thorn’s third career SPEARS Southwest Tour Series victory at Roseville, which extended his championship point lead to [...]

TWO to GO in SPEARS SOUTHWEST TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

BAKERSFIELD, CA – Only two races remain before the crowning of the 2012 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series champion.  With the upcoming “West Coast Transmission 125” at All-American Speedway and the November 17th “Sigma Engineering Solutions 154” at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the championship is far from [...]