Manteca, CA – Ross Strmiska, the third generation driver from Manteca, CA and his Mainline Equipment/Jack Tone Vineyards team started their 2014 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series season with a second place finish at Madera Speedway.


“This was a great way to start our season,” said Strmiska.  “We put ourselves in position to win and had a shot until the final lap, so we’re happy, it was a good points day and we’re please with our performance.”


It was Strmiska’s second consecutive second place finish at Madera.


“The season opener is always a tough race, everyone races hard and there are usually a lot of on track incidents to try to avoid.  Our race went pretty smooth, we led some laps early, never fell outside the top four and like I said had a legitimate shot at the win.”


Strmiska, currently second in the standings, will carry 170 championship points to Kern County Raceway Park, when the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series competes at the Bakersfield track on April 5th.


“I have to thank my team, my family and all our sponsors for their help and support.” Strmiska concluded.


Strmiska Racing is supported this season by; Jack Tone Vineyards, Mainline Equipment, Naake Suspension, David’s Racing Products, Farmers Blacksmith and Welding, Schroeder Torsion bars, Tilbury Napa Auto Parts, Eibach Springs, Joes Racing Products, Mobil 1, Performance Signs & Graphics and Iron Mike Motorsports.


Follow Ross and his team on twitter @StrmiskaRacing.