The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will travel to Salt Lake City, Utah for the RMCS combination show at Rocky Mountain Raceway on September 12th. Bakersfield, CA – The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will visit seven tracks for ten races in 2015, including the inaugural Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway Park that will pay a record $25,000 to the race winner.

“We are extremely pleased with how the 2015 schedule has come together,” stated the SRL’s Larry Collins. “We try to create a schedule that takes into account many things, such as travel expenses for the teams, well supported quality racetracks, and a sufficient amount of weekends between races.”

In addition to the inaugural Winter Showdown on February 27th and 28th, other new twists for 2015 include a combination race with the Rocky Mountain Challenge Series on September 12th at Rocky Mountain Raceways and a $7,000 to win race at the historic Stockton 99 Speedway on May 2nd.

The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series returns to the very popular summer stop at Redwood Acres Raceway on August 1st.

“There’s not a better place to race in the heat of the summer than at Redwood Acres, which is located along the coast in Eureka, California.” stated Collins. “They had a full house when we raced there in 2013, and we’re looking forward to returning in 2015.”

The Winter Showdown is the first race on the 2015 schedule but is not a championship points race for the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series.

“Our goal for the Winter Showdown is to create an event that teams from throughout the country will come to every year to be part of,” said Collins. “We hope to build the Winter Showdown to match the Snowball Derby, the Summer Showdown and other marquee short track events.”

The ten-race 2015 schedule begins with the Winter Showdown, followed by the first championship points race scheduled at Madera Speedway on March 21st. The series will visit Kern County Raceway Park on April 18th, then Stockton 99 on May 2nd. The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will return to Irwindale Speedway on June 6th.

After a short mid-summer break, the series will make the trip to Redwood Acres Raceway on August 1st. After a second stop at Stockton on August 22nd, the series will travel to Salt Lake City, Utah for the RMCS combination show at Rocky Mountain Raceway on September 12th. On October 17th the series returns to Bakersfield’s Kern County Raceway Park, then finishes 2015 with the championship finale at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on November 21st. Continue reading

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.

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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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Monday, May 26

Monday, May 26

Military Appreciation Night | Monday, May 26

Join us for Military Appreciation Night featuring the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour, Double Deckers, Focus Midgets, and Jr. Stingers.

Spectators

  • Gates open at 4 p.m. | Qualifying at 5:30 p.m. | Heat Races 6:15 p.m. | Main Events 7:15 p.m.
  • Adults $20 | Youth (5-12) $10| 4 and under free
  • All current and former military receive free spectator admission. Accompanying family members receive half-price spectator admission. Please present valid ID at the ticket booth on the day of the race.