Spears SRL Southwest TourBakersfield, CA – For the fourth consecutive year, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will make its annual trip to the Rocky Mountain Raceway 3/8-mile oval just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. This Memorial Day Monday, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series “Century Motorsports and Marine 125” will headline one of Rocky Mountain Raceway’s biggest annual events, “Military Appreciation Night” which will also feature Double Deckers, Focus Midgets and Jr. Stingers. All current and former military receive free spectator admission; accompanying family members receive half-price spectator admission. The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series event winner will receive a $4,000 payout, plus a commemorative Rockwell watch.

Near capacity crowds have watched three highly competitive SPEARS Southwest Tour Series races in 2011,’12, and ’13, with Manteca’s Jacob Gomes holding off M.K. Kanke and Derek Thorn for the win in 2011, and Thorn battling Jim Pettit to win the last two events at Rocky Mountain Raceway.

“It was a big win for us at Rocky Mountain,” said Gomes of his 2011 win. “We had a great late race battle with Kanke and Thorn that year. With about ten to go they (Kanke and Thorn) both got under me, but the car came alive in the second grove and we were able to hold them off for the win. It was the first time the series raced at RMR and there was a huge crowd that night, so it was a memorable win for us.”

As the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series heads to Rocky Mountain Raceway this Memorial Day, Upper Lake, California’s Jeremy Doss leads the championship standings after three races, with Brandon White second, just five points off the lead with 505 points, Thorn is third with 477, with Ross Strmiska and Carlos Vieira rounding out the top five with 429 and 424 points respectively.

“We feel really good about going back to Salt Lake,” stated Doss. “We finished fourth there last year in our rookie season, and so far our car has been really good at each race this year, so we’re looking forward to a good weekend.”

SPEARS Southwest Tour Series open practice will take place on Sunday from 5pm to 8pm. On Monday, spectator gates open at 4pm, qualifying at 5:00pm, local division heat races at 6:15pm and the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series “Century Motorsports and Marine 125” being the first main event of the night at 7:15pm.

About SPEARS MANUFACTURING: Spears Manufacturing is a world leader in plastic pipe fittings and valves. SPEARS’ maintains over one million square feet of manufacturing facilities in four states and nine distribution centers across the USA for worldwide distribution.

About the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series: Celebrating its fourteenth season in 2014, 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”

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2014 Rocky Mountain Raceways' Season Ticket Packages

2014 Rocky Mountain Raceways' Season Ticket Packages

Season tickets are sold at a discount; therefore refunds are not given for rained-out events, cancelled events or for NO-Show circumstances. However, tickets do qualify for the Rain Out Policy. You receive all your tickets in a packet at the beginning of the season. RMR is not responsible for any lost, stolen or faded tickets. No upgrades or refunds. Because you receive all your tickets at the beginning, they are transferrable. RMR season tickets are NOT allowed to be resold. Please contact Danica Stewart at 801-252-9557 Ext. 102 with any questions. Dates and pricing may change at any time without notice.

Joe's Trophies and Gifts Champions Corner-David Baity

Joe's Trophies and Gifts Champions Corner-David Baity

Joe’s Trophies and Gift’s Champion’s Corner

Name: David Baity

Class: Hornets

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

Sponsors: Fox Hole Pub & Grill

What are your thoughts on the 2013 season? 
 This year was a lot of fun. I was proud to have run in the Hornet class this year. Everyone was competitive and worked hard to reach personal goals. The emphasis was on the racing, which was great. I don’t get around to everyone in the pit area outside of our class, but the few I have come to know are awesome. RMR’s staff did a fantastic job in all the roles they do.
What was the highlight of your 2013 racing season?  
Watching my brother win a Main Event on one of the best courses we have ever run and then myself winning the following two races.
Did any one event or person change the outcome of your season? 
This was a season of small mishaps and fast recoveries across the Hornet class. I can’t pinpoint one defining moment, but whether it was a loose wheel, a water pump, a cone or even a fuel cutoff that gave me the edge this year. This was a very competitive season full of challenges for all drivers.
What will you be doing in the off season?
 I’m going to Disneyland!!!  I think we need to rebuild the car count in our class. I will spread the word to try and gain interest.
What do you hope to accomplish next season? 
To stay on top and compete at the same high level.
Special Thanks to
 My Mother, My Brother who kept my car running all season, Fox Hole Pub & Grill, Amanda, and my son Ethan. And the awesome fans screaming, “WHO DAT!” so loud I could hear it in my car.
 According to many people I have talked to. I need to put A Cowboys Star, A Bronco Head, A big cheese head G and A 49er on my car and I would win more. I think being A SAINT did the job just fine!!

QUICK STATS

16 David Baity    Points-852   |   Quick Time-1   |   Wins-3   |   Top 5-9    |   Top 10-10   |   Heat Wins-4