Bakersfield, CA – The largest field of SPEARS Southwest Tour Series teams of 2016 are set compete at Irwindale Speedway this Saturday night. The event titled, “Summer Motorsports Mayhem” will feature a unique collection of motorsports competition and entertainment in one big night.


The event will include; the SPEARS (SRL) Southwest Tour Series “51 FIFTY Energy Drink 100”, a full Monster Truck show and competition featuring Bounty Hunter, McGruff and Iron Outlaw, the Dr. Danger Stunt Show, a Jet Fire Truck melt down, plus the Justice Brothers ‘Race for Autism – Celebrity Race’.


Things to know about this Saturday night’s SPEARS Southwest Tour Series event at Irwindale Speedway:


CHAMPIONSHIP: Two-time SPEARS Southwest Tour Series champion, Derek Thorn of Bakersfield is the current series points leader at 530 points after three races. Seventeen year-old Ryan Cansdale of Laguna Beach is second, 35 points behind Thorn and top Rookie-of-the-Year challenger, Christian McGhee of Claremont is third, 45 points out of the championship lead.   Olympia, Washington’s Parker Stephens is fourth and defending series champion, Jacob Gomes of Manteca is fifth in the championship standings. There is a maximum of 180 points available per race.


PREVIOUS RACE WINNER: Ryan Cansdale led all but one lap in route to his SPEARS Southwest Tour Series win at Irwindale Speedway on April 30th.   It was Cansdale’s second career series win.


IMPRESSSIVE FIELD: Twenty-eight SPEARS Southwest Tour Series teams, representing four states are expected to compete in Saturday’s “51 FIFTY Energy Drink 100” at Irwindale Speedway.


IRWINDALE REGULARS: Drivers who have logged a lot of racing laps at Irwindale Speedway and have entered Saturday’s “51 FIFTY Energy Drink 100”, include, Trevor Huddleston – defending NASCAR Late Model champion at Irwindale, multi-time Irwindale event winner Toni McCray, 3-time Irwindale track champion – RJ Johnson and Ricky Schlick driving for Dave Reed Racing.


UNIQUE EVENT: In the sixteen-year history of the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series, this is the first time the series will be paired up with an attraction outside the customary oval track competitions.


EVENT 411: Adult Admission $15, children 5 and under free. Spectator gates open at 4pm, On-track Pit Party at 5:30pm, Showtime 7pm.


For more information go to or



About SPEARS MANUFACTURING: Spears Manufacturing is a world leader in plastic piping products.  SPEARS’ maintains over one million square feet of manufacturing facilities in four states and nine distribution centers across the USA for worldwide distribution.  For more information go to


About the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series:
Celebrating its sixteenth season in 2016, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series is a regional stock car series competing on paved ovals in the southwestern portion of the U.S. “The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series…Where the Champions Race”.