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Monday, February 17, 2020

Jack Wood Announces ARCA Campaign Starting Thursday At Las Vegas

Photo of the Wood Bros. Properties #78 at Evergreen Speedway in 2019 (Michele Martin photo)

Via Velocity Racing Media

LOOMIS, Calif. (February 17, 2020) – 19 year-old Jack Wood continues a busy start to 2020, Thursday, when he climbs aboard the Velocity Racing #78 Toyota in the ARCA Menards Series, West opener at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Star Nursery 150 will start the ARCA era on the west coast and mark Wood’s seventh start in the series.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series presented by Lucas Oil 2019 Schedule Announced



Via SRL Media

Bakersfield, CA –The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series presented by Lucas Oil is proud to announce its schedule of events for 2019. The big news for 2019 is the record six nationally televised events on MAVTV.

“We had a record year for car count in 2018,” stated the SRL’s Larry Collins. “With the addition of the increased television coverage by MAVTV, the quality race tracks that are hosting us this year and our new association with Lucas Oil, 2019 should be a great year for the series.”

The 2019 schedule starts in a big way with the $30,000 to win Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway on February 1st and 2nd. The Winter Showdown will be a non-points event and will be the debut of the “Spears Manufacturing Modified Series presented by Lucas Oil”, which was formerly the Lucas Oil Modifieds. The Winter Showdown weekend will also feature the Motor City Super Stock Showdown, whose main event will be part of 51FIFTY Opening Night.

The 2019 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series point’s championship will begin on March 23rd at Irwindale Speedway and end at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on November 23rd, both of these events will be nationally televised by MAVTV.

Other nationally televised events will include; both Madera events on June 8th and September 28th, the Winter Showdown and the June 29th race at Kern County Raceway. Six races total will be televised by MAVTV in 2019.

“With the support of our contingency sponsors, we’re able to continue the “Winner’s Bonus” for 2019, which pays a minimum of $5,000 to the winner of each race,” continued Collins.

The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will make two annual stops to all its host racetracks, except for one stop at All-American Speedway in Roseville, CA on April 13th. Irwindale Speedway will host the series on March 23rd and July 20th, The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on May 4th and November 23rd, Madera Speedway on June 8th and September 28th and Kern County Raceway on June 29th and October 26th.

For the eighth consecutive year, Spears Manufacturing will support the “SPEARS Frequent Flyer Program” which awards teams a minimum of $1,000 for starting a SPEARS Southwest Tour Series main event after they have competed in three consecutive series races.

Celebrating its nineteenth championship season, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series presented by Lucas Oil will begin the 2019 season with the Winter Showdown on February 1st and 2nd and close out its championship at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on November 23rd.

For more information, go to www.srlsouthwesttour.com.

2019 Schedule of Events
February 1st & 2nd: Fifth Annual WINTER SHOWDOWN Kern County Raceway - Bakersfield, CA
March 23rd: Irwindale Speedway
April 13th: All-American Speedway
May 4th: The Bullring at Las Vegas
June 8th: Madera Speedway
June 29th: Kern County Raceway
July 20th: Irwindale Speedway
September 28th: Madera Speedway
October 26th: Kern County Raceway
November 23rd: The Bullring at Las Vegas

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

NBCSN To Broadcast 2018 NASCAR K&N Pro Series and Whelen Modified Tour Races Featuring Next Generation of NASCAR Stars



Via NASCAR PR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 7, 2018) – NBC Sports Group and NASCAR are partnering to deliver NASCAR K&N Pro Series and NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour coverage on NBCSN throughout the 2018 season. Today the organizations announced the full broadcast schedule, where fans can tune-in to see the next generation of drivers competing to make a name for themselves on the track.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West returns to NBCSN on Tuesday, March 20 at 11 p.m. ET from Kern County Raceway Park, followed by the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at Myrtle Beach Speedway on Wednesday, March 21 at 6 p.m. ET.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East returns to NBCSN on Friday, April 20 at 1 a.m. ET from Bristol Motor Speedway.

NBCSN will air a total of 37 regional series events, culminating with championship races for all three series. Fans can tune-in to watch victors crowned in the K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour on Oct. 11 and Oct. 18, respectively, followed by the K&N Pro Series West Championship on Nov. 1. NASCAR’s touring series will also be featured in regular highlights and reports on “NASCAR America,” weekdays at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

NBCSN Broadcast Schedule
RACE DATESERIESTRACKTELECAST DATETIME (ET)
Thu, Mar 15K&N Pro WestKern CountyTue, Mar 2011 p.m.
Sat, Mar 17Whelen ModifiedMyrtle BeachWed, Mar 216 p.m.
Sat, Apr 14K&N Pro EastBristolFri, Apr 201 a.m.
Sat, Apr 28K&N Pro EastLangleyThu, May 0311 p.m.
Sat, May 05K&N Pro WestTucsonWed, May 096 p.m.
Sat, May 05K&N Pro WestTucsonThu, May 106 p.m.
Sat, May 12K&N Pro EastSouth BostonSun, May 201 p.m.
Sat, May 12K&N Pro EastSouth BostonSun, May 202 p.m.
Sat, May 19K&N Pro WestOrange ShowThu, May 246 p.m.
Sat, Jun 02K&N Pro EastMemphisWed, Jun 066 p.m.
Sat, Jun 02Whelen ModifiedSeekonkWed, Jun 067 p.m.
Sat, Jun 09K&N Pro WestColoradoThu, Jun 146 p.m.
Sat, Jun 16K&N Pro EastNew JerseyMon, June 18 *6 p.m.
Sat, Jun 23K&N Pro WestSonomaThu, Jun 286 p.m.
Sat, Jun 23Whelen ModifiedLangleyThu, Jun 287 p.m.
Sat, Jun 30K&N Pro WestDouglas CountyFri, Jul 061 p.m.
Sat, Jul 14K&N Pro EastThompsonTue, Jul 246 p.m.
Sun, Jul 15K&N Pro WestSpokaneTue, Jul 247 p.m.
Sat, Jul 21K&N Pro EastNew HampshireWed, Jul 256 p.m.
Sat, Jul 21Whelen ModifiedNew HampshireWed, Jul 257 p.m.
Sat, Jul 20Whelen ModifiedNew Hampshire (All-Star)Fri, Jul 276 p.m.
Fri, Jul 27K&N Pro (Combination)IowaThu, Aug 026 p.m.
Fri, Aug 03K&N Pro EastWatkins GlenWed, Aug 086 p.m.
Sat, Aug 11K&N Pro WestEvergreenWed, Aug 156 p.m.
Wed, Aug 15Whelen ModifiedBristolWed, Aug 226 p.m.
Fri, Aug 24K&N Pro (Combination)GatewayThu, Aug 306 p.m.
Sat, Sep 01Whelen ModifiedOswegoThu, Sep 066 p.m.
Sat, Sep 08Whelen ModifiedRiverheadThu, Sep 136 p.m.
Thu, Sep 13K&N Pro WestLas VegasFri, Sep 212:30 p.m.
Sat, Sep 22K&N Pro EastNew HampshireThu, Sep 276 p.m.
Sat, Sep 22Whelen ModifiedNew HampshireThu, Sep 277 p.m.
Sat, Sep 29K&N Pro WestMeridianFri, Oct 051 p.m.
Sun, Sep 30Whelen ModifiedStaffordFri, Oct 0511 p.m.
Fri, Oct 05K&N Pro EastDoverThu, Oct 116 p.m.
Sat, Oct 13K&N Pro WestAll AmericanThu, Oct 186 p.m.
Sun, Oct 14Whelen ModifiedThompsonThu, Oct 187 p.m.
Sat, Oct 27K&N Pro WestKern CountyThu, Nov 016 p.m.

* Extended highlights of NJMP race will air on “NASCAR America”

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Finalizes 2018 Schedule



Bakersfield, CA – The SPEARS (SRL) Southwest Tour Series is excited to announce the completion of its 2018 schedule of events. The ten-race schedule will kick off in a big way, with the $30,000 to win “Winter Showdown” at Kern County Raceway on February 3rd. The “Winter Showdown” is a non-points event for the series and will also feature Late Models and Super Stocks. The 2018 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series point’s championship will begin on March 24th at Madera Speedway and finish with the $10,000 to win “Retro Custom Metals Championship Finale” at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on November 17th.

A tentative schedule was announced in December, but with Irwindale Speedway continuing to operate in 2018, the series will now head to Irwindale twice this season. The Southern California half mile has been a staple on the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series schedule for many years, and will now host the series on June 9th and July 14th.

“We couldn’t be happier to have Irwindale back on our schedule for 2018. It is one of the premier racetracks in the country and the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series always puts on a great show there for the race fans.” stated the SRL’s Brian Olsen. “In addition to being a great racetrack, it’s an important market for our series, as our title sponsor, Spears Manufacturing, is headquartered in nearby Sylmar, CA.”

Celebrating its eighteenth season, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will begin the 2018 season with the Winter Showdown on February 2nd and 3rd and close out its championship on November 17th at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The 2018 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series rules will be finalized and released following the Winter Showdown.

For more information, go to www.srlsouthwesttour.com.

About SPEARS MANUFACTURING: Spears Manufacturing is a world leader in plastic piping products. SPEARS’ maintains over one million square feet of manufacturing facilities in four states and nine distribution centers across the USA for worldwide distribution. For more information go to http://www.spearsmfg.com.

About the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series: Celebrating its eighteenth season in 2018, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series is a regional stock car series competing on paved ovals in the southwestern portion of the U.S. http://www.srlsouthwesttour.com. “The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series…Where the Champions Race”.

2018 Schedule of Events
February 3rd – WINTER SHOWDOWN Kern County Raceway - Bakersfield, CA
March 24th - Madera Speedway
April 14th – Kern County Raceway
May 5th - The Bullring at LVMS
June 9th – Irwindale Speedway
July 14th – Irwindale Speedway
August 18th - Stockton Speedway
September 29th - Madera Speedway
October 27th – Kern County Raceway
November 17th- The Bullring at Las Vegas

Friday, December 22, 2017

2018 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Schedule Update



Via SRL Media

Bakersfield, CA – The 2018 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series was announced last week, which included the $10,000 to win May 5th race at The Bullring at LVMS, thanks to longtime series sponsor Retro Custom Metals.

Today, the series is proud to announce that David “Homie” Mulcahy, owner of Retro Custom Metals, has stepped up even more for 2018, by paying $10,000 to win the 2018 Season Finale on November 17th at the Bullring, as well.

“We are thrilled to have series sponsors wanting to do more and more each year for our race teams,” stated the SRL’s Brian Olsen. “After releasing the 2018 schedule last week, “Homie” called and said that he wanted to make the season finale special and offered to make the winner’s purse for the race $10,000. That gives us two $10,000 win races on our schedule for ‘18, which is the first time in series history that we’ve been able to have that.”

Retro Custom Metals is a leader in the architectural sheet metal industry, specializing in custom copper, zinc, and steel roofing and interior & exterior accents for residents or business.

Another update to the 2018 schedule is the potential July 14th race date. Currently there are three tentative race dates, in which one or two will be filled to solidify the 2018 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series schedule.

The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series opens its season on March 24th at the Madera Speedway.

For more information, go to www.SRLSouthwestTour.com.

About SPEARS MANUFACTURING: Spears Manufacturing is a world leader in plastic piping products. SPEARS’ maintains over one million square feet of manufacturing facilities in four states and nine distribution centers across the USA for worldwide distribution. For more information go to http://www.spearsmfg.com. 



About the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series:
Celebrating its eighteenth season in 2018, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series is a regional stock car series competing on paved ovals in the southwestern portion of the U.S. http://www.srlsouthwesttour.com. “The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series…Where the Champions Race”.

2018 Schedule of Events

February 3rd – WINTER SHOWDOWN Kern County Raceway - Bakersfield, CA
March 24th - Madera Speedway
April 14th – Kern County Raceway
May 5th - The Bullring at LVMS
June 9th - Tentative
July 14th or 21st - Tentative
August 18th - Stockton Speedway
September 29th - Madera Speedway
October 27th – Kern County Raceway
November 17th- The Bullring at Las Vegas

Friday, December 15, 2017

2018 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Schedule Announced


Via SRL PR

Bakersfield, CA –The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series is proud to announce its schedule of events for 2018. The schedule will kick off in a big way, with the $30,000 to win Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway on February 2nd and 3rd. The Winter Showdown will be a non-points event and will feature Late Models and Super Stocks on opening night. The 2018 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series point’s championship will begin on March 24th at Madera Speedway and end at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on November 17th.

“The trend in the 2018 schedule is to try to limit the travel for the teams, after a pretty extensive travel schedule the last few seasons,” stated the SRL’s Brian Olsen. “We have two dates left as ‘Tentative’ at this point, but we will fill one, if not both dates very soon.”

A couple of high lights at this point include a big payout at the Bullring, and a throw back for the second Kern date.

“With the support of our contingency sponsors, we’re able to continue the “Winner’s Bonus” for 2018, which pays a minimum of $5,000 to the winner of each race,” continued Olsen. “Retro Custom Metals has stepped up once again for the series, and will pay $10,000 to win at the spring event at the Bullring on May 5th.”

“Finally, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will be part of the return of the “October Classic” at Kern County Raceway the weekend of October 27th. The event will feature a full weekend of competition, including the K&N Pro Series.” Olsen concluded.

The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will make its two annual stops at Kern County Raceway (April 14th and October 27th) and The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (May 5th and November 17th). The series will also visit Madera Speedway twice in 2018 (March 24th and September 29th) and will return to the series’ roots by competing at Stockton Speedway in 2018 (August 18th).

For the seventh consecutive year, Spears Manufacturing, the world leader in plastic piping products, will support the “SPEARS Frequent Flyer Program” which awards teams a minimum of $1,000 for starting a SPEARS Southwest Tour Series main event after they have competed in three consecutive series races.

Celebrating its eighteenth championship season, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will begin the 2018 season with the Winter Showdown on February 2nd and 3rd, and will close out its championship at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on November 17th.

For more information, go to www.srlsouthwesttour.com.

About SPEARS MANUFACTURING: Spears Manufacturing is a world leader in plastic piping products. SPEARS’ maintains over one million square feet of manufacturing facilities in four states and nine distribution centers across the USA for worldwide distribution. For more information go to http://www.spearsmfg.com. 



About the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series:
Celebrating its eighteenth season in 2018, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series is a regional stock car series competing on paved ovals in the southwestern portion of the U.S. http://www.srlsouthwesttour.com. “The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series…Where the Champions Race”.

2018 Schedule of Events

February 2nd & 3rd – WINTER SHOWDOWN
March 24th - Madera Speedway
April 14th – Kern County Raceway
May 5th - The Bullring at LVMS
June 9th – To Be Announced
July 21st – To Be Announced
August 18th - Stockton Speedway
September 29th - Madera Speedway
October 27th – Kern County Raceway
November 17th- The Bullring at Las Vegas

Friday, March 24, 2017

Opening Night at the Bullring is tomorrow!


Monday, January 23, 2017

Lucas Oil Television Alert



By Dave Grayson

The Lucas Oil Modified Racing Series, presented by Loan Mart, will once again be featured on national television when MAV TV presents two of the series' races from the 2016 season. MAV TV is the Lucas Oil owned, and created, network that specializes in motorsports programming with many of its shows produced by the award winning Lucas Oil Production Studios.

The first of the series' television specials was generated from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway's Bullring back on November 19th.. The Lucas Oil Modifieds literally shines on the Bullring's three-eighths of a mile high banked oval while treating their fans to very fast, side by side, action. Series regular Ryan Patridge can vouch for the high speed nature of this track. He set a new track record there last year after turning in a hot lap of 14.935 seconds - 90.042 MPH.

MAV TV broadcast times, for the Las Vegas event, are: Friday - January 27th - 1am eastern time and Thursday - January 26th - 10pm pacific time.

At the end of the month MAV TV will be presenting the Lucas Oil Modified Racing Series' event from the Rocky Mountain Raceway, the quarter mile paved oval located in West Valley, Utah. The Great Salt 75 was video taped by Lucas Oil Productions back on July of last year and, in typical fashion for this racing series, was very exciting.

MAV TV broadcast time for this race are: Tuesday - January 31st - 3pm eastern time and 12pm pacific time.

Also of interest to the western state's area late model fans will be the Loan Mart Late Models' October 8th event held at the Loan Mart Madera Speedway, on the fastest one-third mile in the west, located in Madera, California. The event was round eight of the Late Model's Short Track Shoot Out. This event paid $10,000 to the winner which attracted the top late model drivers from all over the western United States.

Broadcast times for this short track excitement are: Thursday - January 26th - 8pm eastern time and 5pm pacific time. A replay of the race, also on January 26th, will be aired at 11pm eastern time and 8pm pacific time.

Tell your family, friends and especially your sponsors that your racing team is going to be on national television courtesy of MAV TV.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Lucas Oil Modified Series Unveils Schedule For 2017 Season



Corona, California (January 19, 2017) - A 10-round battle for the championship, two lucrative special events and four dates combining the West Coast's top touring divisions are the highlights of the 2017 schedule for the Lucas Oil Modified Series.

It begins February 11 with the third Winter Showdown on the ultra-fast half-mile oval at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, California, and ends with the traditional West Coast Short Track Championships at The Bullring at Las Vegas (Nevada) Motor Speedway November 18.

Those special events, two of the four in which the exciting open-wheel Modifieds will share headline status with the SRL Southwest Tour's Super Late Models, are the bookends for the 10 races that will determine the series' Hoosier Tire West points champion.

Those 10 races will take the series back to the eight tracks in four states that produced the closest points race in the series' 11-year history in 2016. A record eight different drivers had parked in the winner's circle and the points lead had changed hands a record four times before Lakeside, California's, Matthew Hicks emerged with a 4-point win over Taylor Miinch, with Scott Winters 10 points back in third.

The smallest winning margin previously had been the 12 points that separated champion Jim Mardis and runner-up Austin Barnes in 2011.

"We're looking forward to another extremely competitive season," series promoter Greg Scheidecker said. "We think the tracks in our series offer the most varied racing you'll find in any touring series and the results would seem to indicate it's also the best racing you'll find. That's ultimately a tribute to our drivers and teams, of course, but we've tried to help them as much as possible by maintaining continuity and familiarity.

"The dates of this year's races almost mirror last year's, but we have changed the track rotation a little. One reason for that was so we could say yes to the opportunity to headline the show at Kern County on the weekend before the Fourth of July, and we had to make a change at Orange Show Speedway. We've moved that race two weeks later, to September 23, because of a date conflict with the National Orange Show that would have impacted our race teams and fans.

"Changing the date there means we'll close the regular season with three events in five weeks. That's asking a lot of our teams, but they've shown over and over that they're the best around. It definitely will add some drama to those last three races."

The 2017 schedule for the Lucas Oil Modified Series:

February 11 - Kern County Raceway Park, 1/2-mile oval, Bakersfield, California*
March 11 - Havasu 95 Speedway, 1/4-mile oval, Lake Havasu City, Arizona
April 8 - Tucson Speedway, 3/8-mile oval, Tucson, Arizona
May 20 - The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 3/8-mile oval, Las Vegas
June 10 - Madera Speedway, 1/3-mile oval, Madera, California
July 1 - Kern County Raceway Park, 1/2-mile oval, Bakersfield, California
July 22 - Rocky Mountain Raceways, 3/8-mile oval, West Valley City, Utah
August 19 - Irwindale Speedway, 1/2 mile oval, Irwindale, California
September 23 - Orange Show Speedway, 1/4-mile oval, San Bernardino, California
October 7 - Madera Speedway, 1/3-mile oval, Madera, California
October 28 - Havasu 95 Speedway, 1/4-mile oval, Lake Havasu City, Arizona
November 18 - The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 3/8-mile oval, Las Vegas*

* - indicates non-points races

Race distances, purses and other details will be announced when they are finalized.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Lucas Oil Television Alert



By Dave Grayson

The Lucas Oil owned MAV TV will be presenting some exciting, nationally televised, short track action this week featuring 2016 events prepared by the award winning Lucas Oil Production Studios.

The Lucas Oil Modified Racing Series, presented by Loan Mart, will be featured twice this week from the Loan Madera Speedway and the Las Vegas Motor Speedway's Bullring. The race at Loan Mart Madera, the fastest one third mile in the west, was video taped back on June 11th and features the typical action seen anytime the Modified teams takes the green flag there.

The broadcast times are: Tuesday, January 10th, 3 pm eastern time and 12 pm pacific.

Also of interest to fans of the Loan Mart Madera Speedway will be MAV TV's presentation of the 51 FIFTY Junior Late Model Series featuring teen drivers in a racing division designed to create the next level of late model racing at Madera. This program can be seen on Thursday, January 12th, at 8 pm eastern and 5 pm pacific. A replay is scheduled for the same night at 11 pm ET and 8 pm pacific.

The Lucas Oil Modifieds will be returning to MAV TV's airwaves on Friday, January 13th, from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway's Bullring which was video taped back on May 21st. The Modified Series absolutely shines at this track, a high banked, super fast facility that has been producing high quality shows for decades.

Broadcast times for the Las Vegas event are: Friday, January 13th, 1 am eastern. Fans residing on the west coast can see this race on Thursday, January 12th, at 10 pm.

Tell your family, friends and especially your sponsors that your racing team is going to be featured on national television.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Schedule In Place For Another Close, Exciting Title Fight



Corona, California (January 6, 2017) – A 10-round battle for the championship, two lucrative special events and four dates combining the West Coast's top touring divisions are the highlights of the 2017 schedule for the Lucas Oil Modified Series.

It begins February 11 with the third Winter Showdown on the ultra-fast half-mile oval at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, California, and ends with the traditional West Coast Short Track Championships at The Bullring at Las Vegas (Nevada) Motor Speedway November 18.

Those special events, two of the four in which the exciting open-wheel Modifieds will share headline status with the SRL Southwest Tour's Super Late Models, are the bookends for the 10 races that will determine the series' Hoosier Tire West points champion.

Those 10 races will take the series back to the eight tracks in four states that produced the closest points race in the series' 11-year history in 2016. A record eight different drivers had parked in the winner's circle and the points lead had changed hands a record four times before Lakeside, California's, Matthew Hicks emerged with a 4-point win over Taylor Miinch, with Scott Winters 10 points back in third.

The smallest winning margin previously had been the 12 points that separated champion Jim Mardis and runner-up Austin Barnes in 2011.

"We're looking forward to another extremely competitive season," series promoter Greg Scheidecker said. "We think the tracks in our series offer the most varied racing you'll find in any touring series and the results would seem to indicate it's also the best racing you'll find. That's ultimately a tribute to our drivers and teams, of course, but we've tried to help them as much as possible by maintaining continuity and familiarity.

"The dates of this year's races almost mirror last year's, but we have changed the track rotation a little. One reason for that was so we could say yes to the opportunity to headline the show at Kern County on the weekend before the Fourth of July, and we had to make a change at Orange Show Speedway. We've moved that race two weeks later, to September 23, because of a date conflict with the National Orange Show that would have impacted our race teams and fans.

"Changing the date there means we'll close the regular season with three events in five weeks. That's asking a lot of our teams, but they've shown over and over that they're the best around. It definitely will add some drama to those last three races."

The 2017 schedule for the Lucas Oil Modified Series:

February 11 – Kern County Raceway Park, 1/2-mile oval, Bakersfield, California*
March 11 – Havasu 95 Speedway, 1/4-mile oval, Lake Havasu City, Arizona
April 8 – Tucson Speedway, 3/8-mile oval, Tucson, Arizona
May 20 – The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 3/8-mile oval, Las Vegas
June 10 – Madera Speedway, 1/3-mile oval, Madera, California
July 1 – Kern County Raceway Park, 1/2-mile oval, Bakersfield, California
July 22 – Rocky Mountain Raceways, 3/8-mile oval, West Valley City, Utah
August 19 – Irwindale Speedway, 1/2 mile oval, Irwindale, California
September 23 – Orange Show Speedway, 1/4-mile oval, San Bernardino, California
October 7 – Madera Speedway, 1/3-mile oval, Madera, California
October 28 – Havasu 95 Speedway, 1/4-mile oval, Lake Havasu City, Arizona
November 18 – The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 3/8-mile oval, Las Vegas*

* -- indicates non-points races

Race distances, purses and other details will be announced when they are finalized.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

2017 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Schedule Announced



Bakersfield, CA –The SPEARS (SRL) Southwest Tour Series is proud to announce its schedule of events for 2017. The ten-race schedule will kick off in a big way, with the $30,000 to win Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway on February 11th. The Winter Showdown will be a non-points event for the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series and the Lucas Oil Modifieds. The 2017 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series point’s championship will begin on March 25th at Irwindale Speedway and end at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on November 18th.

The opening round of the 2017 championship will be a “double-header”, featuring the SPEARS Southwest Tour and the NASCAR K&N Series competing together on the same night on March 25th at Irwindale.

The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will then stop at Kern County Raceway on April 22nd, for the first of two points paying events hosted by the west Bakersfield half-mile oval.

The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series twice in 2017, on May 20th and November 18th; both events will feature the Lucas Oil Modified Series.

After a break in the schedule, the series will then make its only stop of 2017 at Madera Speedway on July 15th.

August 19th will mark the second appearance of the season at Irwindale Speedway, when the series will again be paired up with the Lucas Oil Modifieds.

On September 2nd, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will team up with the Northwest Super Late Model Series for a $10,000 to win co-sanctioned event at Rocky Mountain Raceways, just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah.

The series will then travel to Tucson Speedway once again to compete on the historical 1/3-mile oval on September 30th.

The series will return to Kern County Raceway on October 28th. The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will finish up its championship season once again with the “Championship Finale” at the Bullring on November 18th.

“We finished 2016 really strong, and 2017 is looking even better,” stated the SRL’s Larry Collins. “We have great race teams that compete in our series, a great staff and our schedule visits the premier race tracks in the west. We’re very confident that 2017 is going to be a record year for the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series.”

For 2017, the “Winner’s Bonus” program will continue, which insures that each SPEARS Southwest Tour Series event will pay at least $5,000 to win. And, for the sixth consecutive year, the “SPEARS Frequent Flyer Program” will award teams a minimum of $1,000 for starting a SPEARS Southwest Tour Series main event after they have competed in three consecutive series races.

Celebrating its seventeenth season, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will begin the 2017 season with the Winter Showdown on February 11th, and close out its championship at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on November 18th.

For more information, go to www.srlsouthwesttour.com.



About SPEARS MANUFACTURING: Spears Manufacturing is a world leader in plastic piping products. SPEARS’ maintains over one million square feet of manufacturing facilities in four states and nine distribution centers across the USA for worldwide distribution. For more information go to http://www.spearsmfg.com. 



About the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series:
Celebrating its seventeenth season in 2017, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series is a regional stock car series competing on paved ovals in the southwestern portion of the U.S. http://www.srlsouthwesttour.com. “The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series…Where the Champions Race”.

2017 Schedule of Events

February 8th to 11th – 3rd Annual WINTER SHOWDOWN
Kern County Raceway Park - Bakersfield, CA (non-points event)

March 25th – Irwindale Speedway
Irwindale, CA

April 22nd – Kern County Raceway Park
Bakersfield, CA

May 20th - The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Las Vegas, NV

July 15th – Madera Speedway
Madera, CA

August 19th - Irwindale Speedway
Irwindale, CA

September 2nd – Rocky Mountain Raceways
Salt Lake City, UT

September 30th – Tucson Speedway
Tucson, AZ

October 28th – Kern County Raceway Park
Bakersfield, CA

November 18th- The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor
Speedway - Las Vegas, NV

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Rocha Dominates Battle, but Thorn Wins the War



The SPEARS (SRL) Southwest Tour Series concluded their sixteenth season with a first-time winner, while crowning a three-time champion, during the running of the “Retro Custom Metals 150 presented by Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse”. Blaine Rocha finally captured his first career series win at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, while Derek Thorn was able to secure his record tying third championship, to join Jim Pettit II in that category. Christian McGhee was formally crowned the series Rookie of the Year, in a season that saw him earn the Rookie of the Race Award, in all nine points paying events.

The Rocha effort was quite remarkable in itself, as he went from hero to zero and back again. Blaine's roller coaster weekend began with practice, in which he was only four one-thousandths off of Thorn's quick time. Practice ended with Blaine's Chevrolet in the pit exit wall, after hitting speedy dry while exiting the track at a high rate of speed. The result was a destroyed race car, and a return to his All American 400 car, that brought him home seventh in that event.

“We spent all day Friday getting our primary car really good, but we pulled this red car out and it was just as fast. I think in the race it might have been even faster”, Rocha commented.

Derek Thorn set fast time, for a series record 39th time, over the track record 36 car field. His 14.187, on the three-eighths mile paved oval, was also a new track record. Blaine Rocha was a surprising second quick, followed by Donny St. Ours, Jeremy Doss and Ryan Cansdale. The large field necessitated a B Main Event, to transfer three cars, in which to fill out the 30 car field. Justin Simonson, from Colorado, was the winner of that event, with Luke Hall second, and Jason Gilbert making a late race pass of Scott Sanchez, to claim the final Main Event position.

The top eight cars in qualifying redrew for starting positions in the feature event, with Rocha pulling the one pill to start on the pole. Bobby Hodges started second followed by Donnie St. Ours, Bullring Open winner Linny White, Jeremy Doss, Derek Thorn, Ryan Cansdale and Brandon White. When the field went green, Rocha jumped to a quick lead, but the yellow came out on lap 2, when Jeremy Doss pulled into the infield with a broken driveshaft. It was a disappointing result for the Montana 200 winner, who had lead several practice sessions during the weekend.

The ensuing restart only lasted a few more laps, when a chain reaction accident eliminated 2015 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Champion Jacob Gomes. Upon the next green, the field calmed down and ran the next 30 circuits without incident. Rocha pulled away to a comfortable lead, but the top 5, and the rest of the field was in constant flux. Only two additional minor yellows saw the field reach the completion of the first 75 lap segment. Rocha led Bobby Hodges, Derek Thorn, Eric Richardson, Ryan Cansdale, Brandon White, Linny White, Craig Raudman, Trevor Huddleston and Christian McGhee to the break, with a total of 18 cars still on the lead lap.

The lap 75 restart saw Rocha once again jump out to a lead, in the highly preferred lower groove. Thorn was able to follow Rocha with Hodges dropping all the way to fifth, in the outside line. With 32 laps of green flag racing, Thorn was able to stay within striking range of Rocha, but contact with the lapped car of Cale Kanke was a major setback to his effort.

“We made a couple of small changes at the middle of the race, and felt we had something for the 21 (Rocha)”, Thorn said. “He could fire off a little better than we could, but I thought we were a little better on the long run. Then the 33 (Kanke) got into me going into Turn 3, and knocked the toe out. I went from a one tight to a four tight. From then on, it was just a matter of which lane you were in on each restart. It was just a matter of hanging on out there, as there were like four or five guys, to where we were just like ping pong balls out there.”

The lap 107 caution, for Matthew Meech and Andre Prescott, would set up a revolving door for the second place position battle. Thorn, Cansdale and Hodges would exchange the position multiple times, with each new restart. There was hard racing throughout the top ten, but by the lap 134 caution, Thorn had once again regained the second position, after battling inside of Cansdale for five consecutive laps. For Cansdale, the caution could have been a stroke of luck, as he was showing the rare strength of being able to compete in the outer groove. The ensuing restart, however, ended Cansdale’s chance for victory, when a spin in Turn 2, sent him to the rear of the field.

The final restart of the race, on lap 140, saw Rocha leading Thorn, Hodges, St. Ours, Brandon White, Christian McGhee, Linny White, Eric Schmidt, Keith Spangler and Eric Richardson. The single file restart, by rule, found Rocha jumping out to another quick lead, with Thorn slowly loosing contact. The battle for third saw St. Ours get under Hodges, with B. White and McGhee following. B. White would take third from St Ours, two laps later, and McGhee would wrestle that position away from White in the next turn. That would not last, however, as accordion type contact, between the group, found White back to third, with McGhee in pursuit. As the laps wound down, White and McGhee found themselves closing on the ill handling Thorn machine. On lap 148 White was able to get under Thorn for second, with McGhee securing third on the final corner. Thorn was able to hold on to fourth followed by Hodges, St Ours, John Nesmith, Richardson and Cansdale, with Eric Schmidt rounding out the top 10.

It was a dominating performance by Rocha, who had grown stronger as the season neared completion. For Blaine, it was a victory that was a long time in the making, and showed the strength of both he and his team.

Rocha began, “The car was flawless the whole time. I could not have asked for a better race car, quite honestly. From green to checkered, I led every lap and I’m really happy with how this Port City car performed. I’m so happy with this crew. For all the hard work that they did this year and through all the bad luck that we had this season, we finally came out with a win and I couldn’t be happier.” Blaine continued, “Finally, my first Super Late Model win! I have been waiting to check this one off of my list for a long time. I have won a lot of races in other divisions and stuff like that, but to win one in the SPEARS Southwest Tour means a lot to me. Now that we have won one, I think coming back next year that they will come a lot easier now.”

Brandon White finished second, for his best result of the season, after a fierce battle with his fellow competitors. He used a strategy, for this event, that he credits to another SPEARS Southwest Tour Series combatant. “The first half of the race I just sat there and cruised”, Brandon said. “I talked to Derek (Thorn), before the race, and he gave me some good advice, about just saving your stuff during the first part of the race, so I did. With about 40 laps to go, I just turned it on. On that next to the last restart, I just felt the car hook-up. I don’t know what happened or what I did, but the car just hugged the bottom better than I have ever felt it before. We had 150 laps on the tires and it felt like I just started the race. I was behind Derek there at the end, and his car just kept getting bigger and bigger, so my smile just got bigger and bigger. I’m just blown away that the guys put an amazing car under me. The North Coast Lighting, DirtCop Toyota Camry was just bad-fast tonight.”

Christian McGhee finished third, with a car that also came to life late in the event. Even though he didn’t win the $10,000 first place prize, he was happy for his teammate who did.

Christian began, “You know, this is a $10,000 to win race, so everyone wants it. We didn’t have anything for the 21 car (Rocha), but I am so proud of them that their team went out on top. I would’ve obviously liked it to be me, but there is no one else that I would rather see win this race. I am proud of Blaine, and he is a good teammate.” Christian continued, “I’m so proud of my guys. Something happened in the last 15 laps and this baby came to life. I wish it would have happened earlier, and I don’t know if it was the driver or the car, but track position here is so key, we just didn’t have it. This team had a good run this year, as we were the only team to finish in the top 10 in every race. I’m proud of them, and what we have accomplished this year, and hopefully I’ll have something for next year, so please come and pick me up”, Christian laughed.

Derek Thorn finished fourth in the event, but claimed the biggest prize of the season, with his third championship.

Derek said, “I’m just proud of the Campbell Motorsports Team really. We put together a great season, and had five wins this year on the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour. They work so hard to have the car prepared for each and every event and I’m just so fortunate to have Byron and Carol Campbell as my car owners.”

Bobby Hodges was the final driver in the top 5, but was mixing it up with the top group the entire race. With 10 to go he was in third position, but managed to hang on to that top 5.

“On that last restart it got a little dicey and everyone was bouncing off of each other, so I ended up falling back to fifth. I’m not going to lie to you though; it was a lot of fun. It was some good hard racing with some good drivers, so I can’t complain”, Hodges recalled.

The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series now heads for its winter break, with the momentum of two consecutive records car counts. The next event will be the 2017 Winter Showdown on February 9-11, 2017.

Final Results: 1) Blaine Rocha, 2) Brandon White, 3) Christian McGhee*, 4) Derek Thorn, 5) Bobby Hodges, 6) Donny St. Ours, 7) John Nesmith, 8) Eric Richardson, 9) Ryan Cansdale, 10) Eric Schmidt, 11) Linny White*, 12) Matthew Meech*, 13) Keith Spangler, 14) Carlos Vieira, 15) Justin Simonson, 16) Andre Prescott*, 17) Dan Holtz, 18) Jason Gilbert, 19) Trevor Huddleston*, 20) Luke Hall*, 21) Cale Kanke*, 22) Craig Raudman, 23) Ricky Schlick*, 24) Lance Wilson*, 25) Bob Lyon, 26) Stan Mullis, 27) Dennis Furden*, 28) Jacob Gomes, 29) Toni McCray, 30) Jeremy Doss.

B Main: 1) Justin Simonson, 2) Luke Hall*, 3) Jason Gilbert, 4) Scott Sanchez, 5) Rick Smith, 6) Toby Becker*, 7) Billy Mitchell, DNS) Justin Westmoreland, DNS) Mike Mendenhall

*Registered SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Rookie of the Year Candidate.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

SPEARS Southwest Tour Series 2016 Season Finale - By the Numbers



SPEARS Southwest Tour Series 2016 Season Finale “Retro Custom Metals 150 presented by Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse” at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway – November 19, 2016

BY THE NUMBERS:

1 One race remains to decide the 2016 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Championship; Derek Thorn leads the standings with 1358 points over Ryan Cansdale with 1284, Christian McGhee at 1252 and Jacob Gomes with 1222 points.

2 Keith Spangler currently holds the number two spot in all-time series starts with 78. The all-time series starts leader is Troy Ermish with 95.

3 Derek Thorn will be looking for his 3rd SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Championship.

5 Drivers making their first career series starts: Billy Mitchell (Las Vegas, NV), Justin Simonson (Wheat Ridge, CO), Stan Mullis (Las Vegas, NV), Rick Smith (Gering, NE), Toby  Becker (Wenatchee, WA).

6 The number of different states represented this weekend for the 2016 Season Finale.

7 Most poles and wins at The Bullring: Derek Thorn

8 The number of Top 10’s 2016 ROTY driver Christian McGhee has this season. McGhee is the only driver to finish in the Top 10 at all races in 2016.

10 Number of drivers pre-entered who have a SPEARS Southwest Tour Series victory.

16 Saturday is the season finale for the 16th season of the SPEARS Southwest Tour.

18 This will be the 18th SPEARS Southwest Tour event held at The Bullring.

25 Average car count for the SPEARS Southwest Tour at The Bullring.

30 Most cars at a SPEARS Southwest Tour Series event at the Bullring occurred on October 31, 2009.

36 Number of cars pre-entered for this weekend’s “Retro Custom Metals 150 presented by Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse.”

45 Danville, CA’s Jason Gilbert will make his 45th career series start.

51 Number of drivers to attempt a SPEARS Southwest Tour Series race this year.

75 The “Retro Custom Metals 150 presented by Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse” will have a halfway break at lap 75.

158 This will be the 158th points paying event for the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series.

1040 Number of miles traveled for Toby Becker from Wenatchee,WA to Las Vegas, NV.

Dave Grayson's Hot Racing Tickets For November 19th



LAS VEGAS BULLRING. 3/8 MILE. LAS VEGAS, NV. www.lvms.com/bullring. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH.

I've always said that the words racing and Las Vegas belongs in the same sentence. Per a long standing tradition, the Las Vegas Bullring will be presenting their annual, season closing, West Coast Short Track Championships this Saturday night. This event is loaded with some of the best driving talent from the western states and will feature the Spears SRL Southwest Tour, The Lucas Oil Modified Racing Series and the RACE CAR Factory Spec Late Models. Put it all together and it's going to be another stellar night of stock car racing in Las Vegas.

The highlight of the evening will be the Spears SRL Southwest Tour's 2016 season finale. The Retro Custom Metals 150, presented by the Pinnacle Peak Steak House, is expected to be a very intense affair. That's largely due to the $10,000 check that goes to the race winner. In recent days SRL officials announced that a beautiful, custom made, cupola will also be presented to the race winner. Described as a copper masterpiece, this winner's cup is valued at $6,000 and is courtesy of race sponsor Retro Custom Metals.

As far as the series' points championship goes, it appears that Derek Thorn, and his Campbell Motorsports team, is in good shape to take another series title based on five main event wins this season. The Lakeport, California driver has won previous series championships in 2012 and 2014 and is the winningest driver in the SRL. He goes into Saturday night's race with a healthy points lead over two time winner Ryan Cansdale.

The Lucas Oil Production Studios will be in Las Vegas Saturday night to film the race for the company owned MAV TV Motorsports Network. The race will be presented for national broadcast on January 24th.

Making an equally impressive appearance Saturday will be the Lucas Oil Modified Racing Series, presented by Loan Mart. This outstanding regional touring series will be treating their fans to the running of the 51 FIFTY Energy Drink 101, presented by Optima Batteries. This race will be ran in two segments. The first segment, laps 1 through 51, will be ran early in the evening. The final 50 lap segment will be ran later that night and will determine the race winner.

Championship points are not a part of the equation on Saturday night. Matthew Hicks took care of winning the series' championship, at the Arizona based Havasu 95 Speedway, back on October 29th. That means the Las Vegas race is about major bragging rights along with a $4,000 winner's check.

This race will be carried live Saturday night on Lucas Oil Racing (Dot) TV. This recently launched live stream computer broadcast system features high level broadcast quality that is well worth the very budget friendly priced subscription rates. The broadcast is scheduled for 8pm eastern time.

The Las Vegas racing weekend will begin on Friday night with an open practice session, for all divisions, from 2pm to 9pm. The grandstands will be available to the fans free of charge Friday night. On Saturday the spectator gates will open at 2pm. The day begins with qualifying followed by twin heat races from the RACE CAR Factory Spec Late Models and a 40 lap B Main from the Lucas Oil Modified Racing Series. Official opening ceremonies will be held at 5pm followed by the start of main events from the three racing divisions.

General admission tickets are $12. There are also discounts available for kids, age six to 12, as well as seniors and military personnel. A budget friendly family four pack is also available. Fans can save money on available ticket packages by visiting the speedways tickets office or by calling 1 800 644 4444. Advance tickets can also be ordered through the speedway's website or through Ticketmaster.

In still more good news is the fact that the Las Vegas Bullring has an extremely fan friendly concession stand that features $2 hot dogs and Cola Cola products along with $3 Budweiser products.

IRWINDALE EVENT CENTER. 1/8 MILE DRAG STRIP. IRWINDALE, CA. www.irwindalespeedway.com THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH.

The IEC will again covert a portion to of their half mile oval into a one-eighth mile drag strip in order to present their NHRA Thursday Night Thunder program along with it's important message: race the strip and not the streets. This program is open to all types of vehicles from professional race cars to street legal vehicles. The gates will open at 4pm followed by racing from 5 to 10pm.

The program is also very budget friendly. A $20 entry fee will allow drivers to race all night long and a $10 entry fee will allow spectators to watch the racing all night long.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Dave Grayson's Hot Racing Tickets For October 29th



HAVASU 95 SPEEDWAY. 1/4 MILE. LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ. www.havasu95speedway.com OCTOBER 29TH.

On any given Saturday race night, the Havasu 95 has always proven that they are capable of putting quality shows that pleases their fans. They're going to do it again this Saturday night with a very hot ticket led by champion's night for the famed Lucas Oil Modified Racing Series, presented by Loan Mart.

The Hoosier Tire 100, presented by D J Safety, is 100 green flag laps of excitement, within a 25 car field, that pays that win. However, the grand prize is the season championship which pays $5,000 plus $1,000 in Lucas Oil Products. Matthew Hicks, Scott Winters and Taylor Miinch are going to be the drivers to watch as this title run unfolds.

Also on the race agenda will be the speedway's fan favorite divisions: the Get It In Gear Street Stocks, the Havasu Wiring Outlaw Karts and the always fun Sam Nichols Electric Factory Stocks. Saturday is a day race. The spectator gates will open at 12 pm with the green flag falling on the first race at 2pm. All of this racing action is being sponsored by the Mudshark Brewery.

General admission tickets, age 17 plus, are $12. Tickets for seniors, military personnel and the handicapped are $10, Kid's tickets, age six to 16, are $6 while kids age five and under will be admitted free. The speedway offers a budget friendly family pack, priced at $25, which admits two adults and two kids. Fans can also enjoy the special amenities of the speedway's VIP section for $25.

IRWINDALE EVENT CENTER. 1/2 - 1/3 MILE OVALS & 1/8 MILE DRAG STRIP. IRWINDALE, CA. www.irwindalespeedway.com THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27TH & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH.

Once again the IEC will convert an oval track into a one-eighth drag strip to present their highly popular NHRA Thursday Night Thunder program while, at the same time, sending their powerful message that says "RACE THE STRIP & NOT THE STREET." This program is open to all types of vehicles from professional race cars to the vehicle parked in your driveway. The program is also very budget friendly. A $20 entry fee will allow you to race all night, a $10 spectator fee will let you watch them race. The spectator gates will open at 4pm followed by racing from 5 to 10pm.

On Saturday night the IEC will present another round of their Night Of Destruction, presented by Pick Your Part and Seidner's Collision Centers. This is a program that this speedway excels in and is well worth the price of admission. Featured events include: a flag pole enduro race, skid plate racing, a figure 8 enduro race, a powder pull compact car demolition derby, trailer racing and a jet truck exhibition. Also, for you roundy round racing, the Irwindale Truck Series will be racing for double points.

The gates will open at 4pm followed an on track meet and greet autograph session. The destruction begins at 7pm. General admission tickets, age 13 plus, are $10 if purchased in advance. Otherwise the tickets will be $15 on Saturday race day. Child tickets, age six to 12, are $5. Advance tickets can be arranged via through the speedway's website or by visiting their box office. There is also a $5, cash only, parking fee on race day.

KERN COUNTY RACEWAY PARK. 1/2, 1/4 & 1/8 MILE OVALS. BAKERSFIELD, CA. www.kerncountyraceway.com SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH.

Here's another red hot racing ticket from KCRWP who will be treating their fans to the Fall Shootout this Saturday night presented by Bullwark FR.

Highlighting the evening will be the Spears SRL Southwest Tour, one of the most prominent regional touring series racing in the western area. The teams will be running in the Bulwark FR 150, presented by 51 Fifty Energy Drink. The race will be ran in twin 75 lap segments with a $1,000 bonus, from His Work Gift Baskets, at the conclusion of the first segment.

The Fall Shootout also includes high energy racing from the speedway's NASCAR Super Stocks, the NASCAR Mini Stocks, the INEX Legends and the Race Car Factory Spec Late Models. The spectator gates will open at 4pm following by qualifying. The main events will go green around 7pm.
General admission tickets, age 16 plus, start at $15. Tickets for kids, age six to 15, active duty military and seniors age 65 plus are $10. Kids age five and under will be admitted free. Advance tickets are available through the raceway park's website.

LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY. 1/4 MILE DRAG STRIP. LAS VEGAS, NV. www.lvms.com THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27TH THROUGH SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30TH.

Those powerful cars and motorcycles from the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Series returns to Las Vegas for this weekend's Toyota Nationals. The fun begins on Thursday with the NHRA Fan Fest to be held on Fremont Street on the Third Street Stage. The event begins at 5pm with live music an give aways followed by a one hour autograph session featuring 30 of the NHRA's most prominent drivers. The event concludes with a special NHRA light show.

Then it's time for NHRA racing action on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the spectator gates opening at 730am on all four days. Thursday's schedule begins with qualifying rounds at 8am. Friday's qualifying rounds begins at 11am. Saturday qualifying, plus two elimination rounds, starts at 10am. There will also be a jet dragster exhibition, at 550pm on both Friday and Saturday. Sunday is of course the day when everything is on the line. Elimination rounds will begin at 9am.

Needless to say, an event of this stature is going to have a large variety of ticket options that runs the gamut from budget friendly general admission to top of the line VIP packages. Ticket options can be found on LVMS website or by calling 1 800 644 4444.

MERIDIAN SPEEDWAY. 1/4 MILE. MERIDIAN, ID. www.meridianspeedway.com SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH.

It's Trunk Or Treat time at Meridian this Saturday night. The feature of the evening will be the annual Halloween Enduro 250, for Hornet division cars, presented by PBT Auto, 2C Auto and Kim's Kars. On the line here is a $650 winner's check along with the crowning of a Tate's Rents Hornet division champion.

Kids in Halloween costumes are invited to Trunk Or Treat in the pits for free from 1230 to 230pm. Drivers will be providing the candy.
The spectator gates will open at 10am with the 250 lap enduro race going green at 330pm. Ticket prices are very fan friendly for this event. Tickets for adults, seniors, military personnel and kids, age seven plus, are only $6.50. Kids age six and under will be admitted free.


TUCSON SPEEDWAY. 3/8 MILE. TUCSON, AZ. www.tucsonspeedway.com SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH.

Following an ultra successful 2016 season, it's Grand Finale time at Tucson Speedway. Saturday night will be highlighted by the Super Late Models who will be running a 100 lap, double points, main event before crowning a champion. Also, championship resolutions will be decided in the speedway's Modified, Pro Stock and Bomber divisions as well. For the kids the speedway will be hosting trunk or treating. The spectator gates will open at 5pm followed by racing at 7pm.

General admission adult tickets are $12 and $10 for seniors and military personnel. Tickets for juniors, age 11 to 16, are $7. Kids age ten and under will be admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult. The speedway also offers a budget friendly family pack, priced at $30, which admits two adults and two juniors.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Dave Grayson's Hot Racing Tickets For October 22nd



By Dave Grayson

The 2016 season is winding down at many tracks here in the western states area and , in many cases, the special shows such as champions nights and other special events are going to be the order of the racing weekend.

EVERGREEN SPEEDWAY. 5/8, 3/8 &1/5 MILE. MONROE, WA. www.evergreenspeedway.com SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22ND.

Here's one of those special post season events. The Evergreen Speedway will be presenting the Interstate Batteries Pumpkin Smash Enduro this Saturday. This event is a four hour, multi turn, rain or shine enduro that pays $500 to win. The event is open to cars from the Hornet, Bumble Bee, Stinger, Road Runner and Tuner divisions.

The spectator gates will open at 11 am with racing receiving the green flag at 12 pm. General admission tickets, age 13 and up, are $10 with kids age 12 and under admitted free.

GOOD TIMES QUARTER MIDGET RACING ASSOCIATION. 1/20 MILE. MADERA, CA. www.goodtimesqm.com.SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22ND.

Good Times will be presenting their Regional Rumble/Pumpkin race this Saturday, from 9am to 5pm, featuring seven different classes of quarter midget racing divisions. This outstanding organization, sanctioned by Region 11 of the Quarter Midget association of America, promotes family themed racing events for boys and girls age 5 to 16. For more details regarding Saturday's event, contact Kim Avesdisian at 559 313 3982.

HAVASU 95 SPEEDWAY. 1/4 MILE. LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ. www.havasu95speedway.com SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22ND.

Havasu 95 will present round two of their 2016 -2017 winter racing series this Saturday night featuring on track action from the Get It In Gear Street Stocks, the Havasu Wiring Outlaw Karts, the Sam Nichols Electric Factory Stocks and the Flowers Assisted Living Team Factory Stocks. The race evening is being presented by Carquest Auto Parts and Big O Tires. The spectator gates will open at 4 pm followed by racing at 6 pm.

General admission tickets, age 17 plus, are $12 and $10 for seniors, military personnel and the handicapped. Tickets for kids, age six to 16, are $6 with kids age five and under admitted free. The speedway offers a budget friendly family package, priced at $25, which admits two adults and two kids. Tickets for the speedway's VIP section, featuring the best seats in the house, are also available for $25.

LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY BULLRING. 3/8 & 1/3 MILE OVALS. LAS VEGAS, NV. www.lvms/bullring. FRIDAY & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21ST & 22ND.

Here's another one of those hot racing tickets from Las Vegas featuring their Senator's Cup Fall Classic this weekend. The highlight will be the 150 lap feature for Super Late Models that pays $15,000 to win. The winner's check will be presented by U.S. Senator Dean Heller, (R-Nevada), himself a former race driver at the Bullring.

On Friday the gates will open at 4 pm followed by qualifying at 430 pm and heat races at 6 pm. Also on Friday's schedule are main events from the USAC HPD Midgets-30 laps, the Southwest Tour/Pro Truck Series-50 laps and the USLCI Legends-25 laps.

On Saturday the gates will again open at 4 pm followed by heat races at 415 pm and B mains at 445 pm. The main events of the evening will follow the 6 pm opening ceremonies featuring the USLCI Bandoleros-20 laps, Bomber Stocks-30 laps, Super Stocks-50 laps, USLCI Legends-25 laps, USAC HPD Midgets-30 laps, Late Models-100 laps and the aforementioned 150 lap feature from the Super Late Models.

This special weekend comes with a variety of ticket options. Advance tickets can be obtained at the speedway's box office or by calling 702 644 4444. The tickets can also be obtained via the speedway's official website.

The Bullring's very budget friendly concession stand will be up and running this weekend featuring $2 hot dogs and Coca Cola products along with $3 Budweiser products. Anytime you can enjoy a hot dog and a beer for $5 while watching all of this racing is a good thing.

LOAN MART MADERA SPEEDWAY. 1/3 MILE. MADERA, CA. www.racemadera.com SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22ND.

The fastest one third mile in the west will be presenting their tenth annual Pumpkin Smash, Halloween Bash and Blow Up this Saturday night. This unique show includes a 250 lap enduro race that pays $2,000 to win, along , with the Extreme Barrel Racing Series, a demolition derby, an off road truck race and a stunt show.

For the kids there will be a trick or treat through the pit area along with the kids participating in the annual on track pumpkin smash. All of this fun begins at 6pm.

General admission tickets are only $15 and $13 for seniors and military personnel. Youth tickets, age six to 12, are $7 with kids age five and under admitted free.

SPEEDWAY WILLOW SPRINGS. 1/4 MILE. ROSAMOND, CA. www.thespeedwaywillowsprings.com SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22ND.

The Speedway Willow will be presenting their 2016 finale in very grand fashion Saturday night by presenting a special show they're calling The Night of Champions and Destruction In The Desert. This special show is being presented by the Pinnacle Peak Steak House and Platinum Jewelry and Loan.
On the racing side of the program, the on track excitement will be provided by the speedway's Street Stock, Mini Stock, Elite, So Cal Enduro, Skid Plate and Bandolero divisions.

The Destruction In the Desert excitement will feature a figure 8 race, a mechanics race, demo cross and a trailer race of destruction.
The speedway hasn't overlooked their younger fans. For the kids there will be trick or treat goodie bags for kids age 13 and under, a Halloween costume contest, a kids candy toss, kids big wheel racing and the speedway's traditional on track pumpkin smash.

The day will begin with an open practice session at 1030 am followed by qualifying at 130 pm, heat races at 3 pm and main events going green at 6 pm.

Adult wrist band tickets are $10 with kids age eight and under admitted free. The wrist bands will allow fan access to all Willow Springs International Raceway tracks and events on both Saturday and Sunday. In the case of this weekend there will be sports car racing on Saturday and motorcycle racing on Sunday on the 2.5 mile, nine turn, road course.

UKIAH SPEEDWAY. 1/4 MILE. UKIAH, CA.www.lakeportspeedway.com FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22ND -23D.

The Lakeport - Ukiah Speedway Challenge Series, presented by Furia Motorsports, will be located at Ukiah this weekend, the home of the 2016 Fall Classic. The weekend begins on Friday with an open practice session for all divisions. On Saturday and Sunday the spectator gates will open at 330 pm followed by qualifying at 5pm and racing to follow. The fully loaded racing schedule will be provided by the speedway's Bomber, Jammer, Legend, Modified, Pro 4 and Late Model divisions.

General admission tickets, age 12 plus, are $15 and $11 for seniors and students. Tickets for kids, age six through 11, are $8 with kids age six and under admitted free. Tickets for military personnel and 1st responders, with valid ID, are $8.

WASHINGTON QUARTER MIDGET ASSOCIATION. 1/8 MILE. MONROE, WA. www.wqma.com. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22ND.

Here's another one of those wonderful organizations designed for kids beginning their driving career in quarter midget. The Washington Quarter Midget Association will be launching their winter racing season this Saturday, featuring their 16 racing divisions, with the track going hot following the 845 am mandatory pit meeting.

The association wants you to know that family, friends and other visitors are always welcome to watch their races and that's why spectator admission is free.