NEW CAR FOR ZOLL IN 2020admin
Don Zoll Jr. is coming off his rookie season in the Spears Srl Southwest Tour Series. He will now begin his 2020 campaign in the “Sunrise FordAll-Star Showdown 200 presented by the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame”, on February 1st. The event will mark Zoll’s second SRL start at Irwindale Speedway, after participating in last season’s opener. Zoll made it to six of the nine events, while making five feature starts. He finished 22nd in the overall championship standings, after an admittedly difficult season for the veteran driver.
Zoll began his driving career back in 1992, winning seven track championships along the way. He has championships at Tucson Speedway, the LVMS Bullring and Dirt Track, Orange Show Speedwayand I-10 Speedway in Blythe, CA. He has participated in Bombers, Street Stocks, Legend Cars, ASA Trucks, Modifieds and of course Super Late Models.
In the 20th season for the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series, Zoll will look for a rebound season, and will debut a new Port City Racecars Super Late Model. He hopes to hit the ground running with a strong effort in the $25,000-to-win event. For the opportunity, Zoll is thankful for those who have helped him get to the track, and his family who supports his racing program.
“I’ve got to thank Barry and Dacia Conoyer for going on this 2020 journey with me” Zoll began. “I really need to thank my understanding wife, who hasn’t seen me that often for the last few months, while I’ve been working on the new car. Also, thanks to my two main crew members, Jason Barfoot and Gene Preston, for coming to as many shows as they can. I’m thankful to my family for always supporting me in my racing career. My sponsors are BC Automotive, Paul Banghart at GAT and On-Off Swag. A special thanks goes out to all of the Port City Team, for helping and sharing knowledge with us, as we head into the 2020 season.”
The resumption of the All-Star Showdown, after a nine-year hiatus, will take place on February 1st. It will pay $25,000 to the winner of the 200-lap Feature Event, thanks to Sunrise Ford’s, Bob Bruncati and Ken Clapp from the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame. Over $78,000 will be paid out to the 36 starters, plus additional cash bonuses for the drivers eligible for the Spears Manufacturing Frequent Flyer Program. If needed, the Last Chance Qualifying race will pay $1,000 to those on the SPEARS Frequent Flyer Program, who do not make the Feature Event.
The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Super Late Models will be joined by the Spears Modified Series, as well as the Pro Late Models for a huge weekend at the speedway. The Pro Late Models will race for a $10,000 payday, while the Modifieds will be going after a $5,000 winner’s share, thanks to series sponsor FLUIDYNE High Performance and Irwindale Speedway.