SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Championship Standings – 10th Place: Andre Prescottadmin
“The biggest thing that I’ve learned this season is, how competitive the series is”. – Andre Prescott
Prescott Tenth in SRL Championship Standings
Andre Prescott finished his first SPEARS (SRL) Southwest Tour Series campaign tenth in championship standings, and second in the Rookie of the Year battle. Andre began the season slowly, getting accustomed to the Southwest Tour Series machines. He finished the season off with 4 consecutive top 16 efforts, to finish the season in the top 10 of the standings.
The two-time State of California Bandolero Champion entered 2016 with Late Model and Super Late Model experience at Orange Show Speedway, The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Irwindale Speedway. He had a best championship finish of third at Irwindale in 2013 while also finishing sixth at The Bullring in 2014. Andre had accumulated a total of four Rookie Awards over his career, but fell one position short to Christian McGhee in his debut season with the SRL.
For Prescott, the 2016 season was frustrating at times, with both mechanical problems, and the rookie learning curve, in his Prescott Sports Therapy, Spy Optics and Vineyards Golf Club Chevy Impala. It was a season, though, in which Andre learned what it was like to participate in a series populated by champions.
“The biggest thing that I have learned this season is how competitive the series is”, Prescott told the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series. Week in and week out the field is within a few tenths and you just really have to bring your best and be really prepared every week.”
Aside from the problems that the team experienced in 2016, Prescott is looking forward to competing in the SRL in 2017, with another year of Super Late Model experience under his belt.
Andre began, “I had a great rookie experience, aside from the continuing bad luck through the season. It’s just an all-around great series to be a part of; it’s like a big family. Larry (Collins) and Brian (Olsen) did everything they could to help us, and make sure we were doing aright, and would help us any way they could. I can’t thank them enough for that. All in all, my team and I learned a lot and can’t wait for next year”, Andre concluded.
Look for the Prescott team to enter the 2017 SRL Championship season far more prepared than in 2016. With a full season on their Pathfinder Chassis and another year behind the wheel for Andre, it shouldn’t be too long before the team scores their first top ten finish, in the SRL.