As we continue our assentation up the ladder, in the championship standings for the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series, we now reach the number six position. That slot is occupied by Granite Bay, CA racer John Moore. Moore is a former champion of the Pacific Challenge Series Super Late Models, as well as a two-time championship runner-up. He is a many-time winner in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series at tracks like The New Stockton 99 Speedway and ALL AMERICAN SPEEDWAY – ROSEVILLE CA. He has finished third in points, at those two tracks, a total of three times in the Late Model Division.

In 2018, Moore participated in his first full season of SRL competition in his JM Environmental Chevy. He finished seventh in the standings, but completed the season without a single DNF. In doing so, he ran his streak to 18-in-a-row. To begin the 2019 season, he ran that steak to 20, before his first DNF. That established the SRL record to begin a career. It was a streak formerly held by 2018 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Champion Jeremy Doss. With his three additional starts, Moore now stands with the best finishing rate of all drivers in SRL history (minimum of 10 starts).

In 2019, the “Ironman” has continued to show his consistency, with an 11th as his worst finish, outside his mechanical DNF. Moore has four top-10’s, to go along with his fifth-place finish at Irwindale Speedway last month. The veteran driver is being led, in 2019, by the JD Motorsports crew, with Mike Doss as his Crew Chief. The team seems to be jelling at the two-thirds mark of the season, witnessed by his recent top-five performance.

“The season is going well, as I am acclimating to my new crew chief (Mike Doss) and race car”, Moore explained. “We are moving forward, and we expect to finish strong.”

The final three events of the season take place at a variety of track configurations. Madera Speedway is next, as a multi-groove 1/3-mile oval. Kern County Raceway follows with its high speed ½-mile configuration. The final event is the “$10,000-to-win Retro Custom Metals 150 presented by Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse San Dimas” at the usually single groove 3/8-mile Bullring @ Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Moore is really looking forward to his return to Las Vegas, as the JD Motorsports Team has had an abundance of success at the facility.

I’m really looking forward to the finale in Vegas”, Moore told the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series. “My team seems to have that place figured out. I am really hoping for a top three finish at the Bullring.”

Like most championship racers, Moore is always looking to park his car in Victory Lane. In fact, that is the most important goal for the father of championship leader, Cole Moore.

“My biggest goal is to be the first to see the checkers.”

Moore will begin that quest in the “SPEARS Southwest Tour 125 presented by 51 FIFTY LTM” at Madera Speedway. Moore finished sixth in his last SRL start there, and previously had five consecutive top-five finishes in the Pacific Challenge Series. If he is able to take home the $5,000 winner’s share, thanks to the “Winner’s Bonus” sponsored by McGunegill Engine Performance, Moore has plenty of people to thank.

“I would like to thank my wife Tonja Moore, for supporting my racing”, John began. “I couldn’t do it without her support. I’d also like to thank Thryv, Berco Redwood Inc. / Berry Lumber Inc., Nitro Racing, Mario Isola and all the folks that have helped me field a Racecar.”

Celebrating its nineteenth season in 2019, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series is a regional stock car series competing on paved ovals in the southwestern portion of the U.S. “The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series…Where the Champions Race”.