Bakersfield, CA – The 2014 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Rookie-of-the-Year class will once again battle for the coveted title and the big prize that accompanies the title.


“It’s always a great battle for the Rookie-of-the-Year title, and this year we return with a big award’s package worthy of the efforts of our 2014 rookie titlist,” stated the SRL’s Brian Olsen.  “With the help of seven of our series sponsors, Hoosier Tire, SUNOCO, DJ Safety, Five Star Race Bodies, AmeriPride, Wrapped Graphics and, our 2014 Rookie-of-the-Year will be presented with nearly $6,000 in racing merchandise.”


At the 2014 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Championship Awards Banquet, the Rookie-of-the-Year will be presented with the following; four Hoosier Tires, a drum of SUNOCO Race Fuel, a new driver’s suit, shoes and gloves from DJ Safety, six team uniform shirts from AmeriPride Services, a half-wrap from Wrapped Graphics, $500 certificate from Five Star Race Car Bodies and $1,500 in product from


“We’re very appreciative of the support of the companies who help make this program a reality for our rookie drivers,” added Olsen.  “The great thing about this award, is that everything can be used in the driver’s racing program next season.”


Top rookie contenders that have plans to run for the Rookie-of-the-Year title in 2014 include; Jeff Bischofberger, Cole Loftsgard, Matthew Meech and Hannah Newhouse.  2013 Rocky Mountain Challenge Series champion Trevor Cristiani is currently looking for an opportuntunity to compete for the rookie title, as well.  The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will see over 12 rookies compete in the upcoming season, but these five drivers mentioned have their eye on the Rookie-of-the-Year title.


The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will begin its fourteenth season on Saturday, March 15th at Madera Speedway with the “Melo’s Gas & Gear 125 presented by DC’s RV Center.”  The series ten-race schedule will also visit The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (twice), Irwindale Speedway, Rocky Mountain Raceways, Stockton Speedway, Kern County Raceway Park (twice), one-mile oval at Pikes Peak International Raceway, as well as a return trip to Madera Speedway on June 28th.