Moore Looks to Continue Winning tradition at the SRL “Wild West Shootout” in Roseville

Moore Looks to Continue Winning tradition at the SRL “Wild West Shootout” in Roseville


For Immediate Release: SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series Media

Bakersfield, CA – John Moore knows how to work a crowd and hype the excitement and passion he has for his favorite sport. That excitement and passion may very well peek next weekend, as the Spears Srl Southwest Tour Series visits Moore’s home track for the first round of a special three-race series sponsored by the “Ironman” himself. Round #1 of the JM Environmental “Wild West Shootout Are You Ready 147 presented by 51 FIFTY” will take place at ALL AMERICAN SPEEDWAY – ROSEVILLE CA on May 22nd, and one driver could realistically take home $14,000 for their efforts Saturday night, with $8,000 to the winner, $1,000 awarded on laps 27 and 127, as well as the $5,000 start in the back option, for the top eight qualifiers. 

It is the second year that JM Environmental Inc. has ponied up some extra cash for the three-race series, but it wasn’t fully realized in 2020, with the Covid-19 pandemic. The event will run 147 laps and will start the field straight-up, unless a driver in the top eight takes the $5,000 challenge to start in the back. There are the two $1,000 payoffs and the $8,000 winner’s share. The longest green-flag run will also consist of only 40 laps, with the help of a Competition Caution (unless within the last 25 laps). The concept was of Moore’s making, with coordination with the series. It is an undertaking Moore enjoys, because of his passion for racing.

“I love the sport, I love the people, I love the competition and I love the excitement that racing brings to us all”, Moore stated. “I always look to the series above for guidance when switching up the rules with straight up starts. The fastest in practice will qualify last because he earned it. We have Competition Yellows because I like to rerack  the field. The crowd loves it. the drivers love it, other than the top three, and it’s just good fun.

Moore’s love for the sport dates back to his father Carl, who raced in the 1960’s. He threw himself into his career and business interests until later in life, when he returned to watch a few friends race at All American Speedway.

“I think I was born to race”, Moore exclaimed! “My stock car racing influence was my dad. He used to race Hard Top Modifieds on the dirt in Antioch where I was born. After I got my business going well enough, I went and watched a race in Roseville. I went to see Eric Schmidt’s #05 race. Prior to that another buddy, Jay Linstroth, was racing Modifieds with Gene and Mark  Welch. Two weeks after I watched Eric race, I bought a race car and started racing out of Gene’s shop in Orangeville, CA.

Moore continued, “ I was lucky enough to land in the right camp between Eric and Gene, and a lot of others who truly are through and through racers. Through them I found my rhythm…This is a sport that you have to earn your way into, as far as helping with promoting races and giving back to the sport. Ken Clapp took me under his wing 22 years ago at Stockton 99, and together we put on some events; Pro Late Models , Modifieds and K&N West. Like I said, I was lucky enough to come into the sport and meet some great people, with great racing history.”

Moore has displayed success behind the wheel as well. In 2015 he was the Pacific Challenge Series Super Late Model Champion, while finishing as the championship runner-up in 2017 and 2018. He has Late Model wins at both The New Stockton 99 Speedway and All-American Speedway. His 2021 Late Model season has gotten off to a strong start as well, as he won two of the first three events in Roseville, to lead the championship standings. His new relationship with Linny White and Linny White Racing has also paid off with fast cars as well in the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series.

“My Pro Late Model Team has been giving me a really good race car, so taking it to the checkers has been fun, two out of three. My Super Late Model team has also given me a great race car. Unfortunately, it got smashed, so we’re doing our best with our back up car. I think we’ve got some new tricks up our sleeve, if the Rowdy is not done by Roseville. As far as the racetrack, it’s a wonderful facility. We’re going to have a sold-out crowd, and it races well on the bottom and top. It’s going to be a real good time. Tell the people, no one wants to miss this one.”

After a season opening 15th in the All-Star Showdown, at Irwindale Speedway, Moore and White began to show the potential of the new teaming. Moore was in his new car from Rowdy Manufacturing (now Hamke Racecars) for only his second time, when he headed to Kern County Raceway for the Winter Showdown. Moore started 15th in the 27-car field, and marched inside the top-five with only 17 laps to go. An on-track incident ended his fine run, however, as two drivers fought for the same real estate.

“Yes, my run at Kern was extraordinary”, Moore recalled. “The Rowdy car is amazing, and my team had it on point. We drove our way in to the top three, and then hit the wall wide-open. I never lifted, didn’t even know I was wrecking until I saw the concrete flying by at 130 mph. It was an awesome wreck and very surreal. If you’re going to get into one, and find a positive, well I think I found it in the fact that I didn’t get hurt and it was an “A” class wild ride. The car is back at the Rowdy shop. I think it’s almost done. If we don’t have it by Roseville, we will have it the race after.”

Moore hopes to continue his strong series of runs at All American Speedway on May 15th, when he will take on a strong field of Super Late Models with the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series. Get out to All American Speedway on May 22nd and check out all the action. Fans will be allowed at the event, with fans requested to go to, to order advanced tickets on-line. All attendee’s will be required to have a ticket selected in advance on-line to attend.

For those unable to attend, catch all the action LIVE at www.SpearsRacing.TV. The event will also air on MAVTV at a time and date to be announced later.

Celebrating its twenty-first season in 2021, 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”.

PC: Sal Sigala Jr., John Moore and SRL.