Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Longtime Series Sponsor in at 2019 Winter Showdown

Via SRL Media

Bakersfield, CA – The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series is pleased to announce that Motor City GMC will be the title sponsor of the 2019 Winter Showdown Super Stock race. The “Motor City GMC Super Stock Showdown” will be held on the opening night of the 2019 Winter Showdown on Friday, February 1, 2019.

Motor City GMC, located in Bakersfield, CA, is the #1 volume Buick GMC dealer in California and is a ten-time GMC Dealer of the Year award winner. They are a long-time SPEARS Southwest Tour Series sponsor, second only to series title sponsor, Spears Manufacturing.

“The commitment to Kern County runs deep in our company, and we are so happy to see the racing community support both Motor City and KCRP to bring us all this once a year opportunity, couldn’t be happier!” stated Motor City GMC’s Chief Operating Officer, John Pitre.

The “Motor City GMC Super Stock Showdown” will be a segmented race featuring two 30-lap segments. Joining the Motor City GMC Super Stock Showdown on Opening night will be the thrilling “Winter Showdown Qualifying Controlled by Traffic Management, Inc.”. The evening will also include the highly anticipated “Spears Manufacturing Modified Series All Star Race” and the “Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse Last Chance Race for the Winter Showdown 300”.

Motor City GMC will also provide the sleek 2019 GMC Sierra to pace all of the fields at the 2019 Winter Showdown.

"Motor City GMC’s continued support of what we do is beyond appreciative. They’ve been with us since the beginning and John (Pitre) has always gotten behind motorsports here in Kern County and beyond. We’re excited to have them a part of the 5th Annual Winter Showdown, along with hosting their customers and employees for two great days of racing” stated the Winter Showdown’s Brian Olsen.

The nationally televised Winter Showdown, the “Richest Short Track Race in the Nation” with over $150,000 in prize money, draws the top Super Late Model and Tour car drivers in North America.

The 5th Annual Winter Showdown, Friday, February 1st and Saturday afternoon, February 2nd. Friday ticket prices are $20 Reserved, $15 General Admission, $10 Junior (Ages 6 to 15), and Kids Five and under are FREE. Saturday ticket prices are $30 for Reserved, $25 General Admission, $15 Junior (Ages 6 to 15), and Kids Five and under are FREE. The “51 FIFTY Energy Drink Modified Showdown” and the “Spears Manufacturing Winter Showdown 300” will highlight this must see event! Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the Kern County Raceway office at 661-835-1264.