PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY to HOST RICHEST EVENT in SPEARS SOUTHWEST TOUR HISTORYadmin
Bakersfield, CA — On Sunday, September 29th, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will compete in the “Spears Manufacturing Colorado 100” on the one-mile oval at Pikes Peak International Raceway (PPIR), in Fountain, Colorado. Today, the prize money for the race was announced, making the event the richest in SPEARS Southwest Tour Series history.
The overall prize money for the event will exceed $75,000.00, with a winner’s payday of $10,000.
“This is a marquee event for our series, our sponsor Spears Manufacturing and the Colorado Springs community,” stated the SRL’s Larry Collins. “We have brought together the biggest pay off in series history to reward the teams for their efforts, $10,000 to win, with a minimum of $1,000 to start. The top 20 in SPEARS Southwest Tour Series points entering the event will be on a bonus program to receive a minimum of $2,500 to start the Colorado race.”
The “SPEARS Manufacturing Colorado 100” will take place over a three-day period at PPIR, September 27th, 28th and 29th. Friday the 27th will be an optional afternoon practice, followed by a full day of practice and technical inspection on Saturday, with Sunday consisting of a morning warm-up, qualifying and a mid-afternoon race start time.
The last time the “Tour Cars” competed at PPIR was July 23, 2005. Two-time SPEARS Southwest Tour Series champion Jim Pettit II won the 150 lap event in 2005 over Eric Holmes and Eddy McKean. “2005 was a good year for us, we won three times including Pikes Peak (PPIR), which led us to our second NASCAR Southwest Series championship,” commented Pettit when asked about his 2005 win. “Pikes Peak (PPIR) is an awesome place, we’re looking forward to racing there again. It’s a real positive step for our series.”
The “Spears Manufacturing Colorado 100” will be the ninth race of the ten-race 2013 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series championship season. For more information on the “Spears Manufacturing Colorado 100”, or the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series, go to www.SRLSouthWestTour.com.