UPDATES and REMINDERS – March 12, 2015

UPDATES and REMINDERS – March 12, 2015





Helpful reminders and information as we approach the Madera opener.



Friday – Gates 1pm, Driver Meeting 3:30pm, Practice #1 4:30pm


Saturday – Gates 10am, Driver’s Meeting 11am, Practice #1 2pm.



Friday – Pit Passes $40 each (no car fee)

Saturday – Pit Passes $40 each for SRL Members / $55 each for non-Members


PARKING: The Top 12 cars from the 2014 championship standings will park in the first 12 parking spots at the season opener. This does not mean that the 2014 Top 12 enter the pits first – the order to enter the pits is first in line, first to enter.


SAFETY TECH: All cars and driver safety gear will require a safety check before going on track.


ENGINE TECH: All cars without an SRL engine and carburetor seal in place will be required to have an engine and carburetor inspection before competing. Engine needs to be cold.

PLEASE NOTIFY the series if your car requires engine tech at the Season Opener.


FUEL CELL BLADDER: The manufactures date on your fuel cell bladder must be within 7 years and will be checked at your first, second or third race of 2015 – unless you already have an SRL seal and a current date on record.


IMPORTANT – Please have two bolts drilled to accommodate a wire seal on your fuel cell “Fill Plate”, so an SRL Official can install an “SRL Wire Seal”.


TRANSPONDERS: Transponders are required on the car anytime it is on track Friday and Saturday. Transponders are available at the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Trailer. Transponder must be mounted 24 inches (center of axle tube to the center of transponder) behind the rear axle housing on outside of right side frame rail. 


QUALIFYING TIRES: Your Qualifying/Race Tires will be released to you following the final Saturday SPEARS Southwest Tour Series practice session at 4:20pm.


PRE-QUALIFYING TECH: The Series policy is that at the time Pre-Qualifying Tech officially opens (which is 5:30pm on Saturday) all cars are required to be on the ground and ready to roll to tech. Please wait until you are directed to proceed in order to Pre-Qualifying Tech Line. You will have two opportunities to pass tech, before you are under penalty of slowest of two laps in qualifying.


IMPOUND: All cars will be impounded after qualifying, you may check pressures, stagger (no jacks) and remove tape – please remove radios, water bottles, etc, or any item you may need from the car before leaving the impound area. Cars remain in impound until main event.


LICENSE: On Friday, if you still need to purchase your 2015 License, you can do so at the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Trailer. Later in the day the track will open registration for Saturday pit passes.


TIRES: Hoosier 3025 on the left, and 3045 on the right for all scheduled races except Kern County Raceway. Call Hoosier Tire West to pre-order your tires prior to each race at 559-485-4612.


FUEL: It is each team’s responsibility to have your own supply of “SUNOCO 110 Standard” at each race. You can call Madera Speedway to pre-order your fuel, and they will have it at the track waiting for you – call 209 356-1968 or 209 769-9581.


SOUND LIMITS: The DB rule of the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series is maximum 95dba at 100 feet at all tracks, unless the track requirements are under 95dba. Please do your work in the shop. Note: Exhaust pipe and flange must be flush with body panel.


CONTINGENCY DECAL PACKS: The 2015 Contingency Decal Packages will be handed out at the Friday practice day at Madera. Note: ALL Contingency Decals must be displayed in the proper location to be awarded any and all prize money and points for the event. Be sure to follow the contingency decal layout, provided inside the decal packs.


SCANNING REQUIRED: It is mandatory that each spotter has a radio (or scanner) that will scan the SRL Race Control frequency at 460.0125




Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
2290 Marketplace Dr.

Madera, CA  93637

SRL Rate: $84


Ask for the special rate for the SRL Group Rate

All rates include Hot Breakfast Bar



Thank you for being part of the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series.