Thursday, February 9, 2017

Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse Returns to Sponsor 2017 Winter Showdown

Bakersfield, CA – Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse of Colton and San Dimas is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway, for the second year in a row.

The southern California based restaurant will be part of both days at the 2017 Winter Showdown, as they will sponsor the “Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse Fast 12” on Friday night and on Saturday they will award the Hard Charger of the Winter Showdown 250 a $1,000 bonus. The Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse Hard Charger Award is new for 2017, which will be awarded to the driver that advances the most positions from his or her original scheduled starting position.

“Glenn and everyone at Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse are big fans of short track racing and great supporters of the race teams,” stated the SRL’s Brian Olsen. “It’s great to see them return again in 2017 and be a part of this prestigious event. The Fast 12 race should be exciting with those top 12 drivers from qualifying battling it out for who will start on the pole for Saturday night’s Winter Showdown 250.”

The format to qualify for the Third Annual Winter Showdown will begin with single car qualifying at 6:30pm on Friday, February 10th. The fastest 12 drivers from qualifying are locked into the Winter Showdown 250, with the fastest driver claiming the Bobby Durrett Fast Time Award and a $2,000 cash bonus. The top 12 qualifiers will then compete in the “Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse Fast 12” to determine the top 12 starting positions for Saturday’s 250. Starting positions 13 to 31 will be set by the Race For Autism Qualifying Races, in which the balance of the field will be split into two Qualifiers, with the top 9 finishers from each Qualifier locked into the big show.

The Winter Showdown week starts on Thursday, February 9th with a Kick-off Party presented by Visit Bakersfield at the Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace at 2800 Buck Owens Boulevard in Bakersfield. The Winter Showdown Kickoff Party will also feature the 2016 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Top 10 award presentations and live music by the John Hollins Band.

Friday, February 10th is “51 FIFTY Energy Drink Opening Night” featuring Super Late Model qualifying Lucas Oil Modified Series “Spray Nine Race of Champions – Top 9”, the “Pinnacle Peak Fast 12” and the Race For Autism Qualifying Races.

On Saturday, February 11th it’s the Lucas Oil Modifieds “Spray Nine – Race of Champions 50” and the $30,000 to win “SPEARS Manufacturing Winter Showdown 250” for the Super Late Models.

For more event information, go to the “Winter Showdown” icon at Winter Showdown general admission and reserved seat tickets are on sale now at