Showing posts with label Spears Manufacturing Modified Series. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spears Manufacturing Modified Series. Show all posts

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Cappello Surprises While Thorn Dominates During SRL Action At Madera

Derek Thorn led 120 laps en route to his eighth Madera SRL win (Jason Wedehase photo)

Via Madera Speedway Media

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (September 28, 2019) – Peoria, Ariz.’s Dylan Cappello extended his points lead in the Spears Manufacturing Modified Series in a surprise last lap victory while Bakersfield’s Derek Thorn won his eighth SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour race at Madera Speedway. The wins capped off a grueling Saturday night of MAVTV-televised action on the one-third mile oval.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

SRL Touring Stars To Face Off With Valley Favorites This Saturday At Madera

Clovis' Austin Herzog aims to be one position better this Saturday at Madera (Jason Wedehase photo)

Via Madera Speedway Media

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (September 25, 2019) – The stars of the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour will go head-to-head with some of the valley’s favorite stock car drivers, when the tour hits the one-third mile Madera Speedway for Saturday’s 125 presented by 51FIFTY LTM. The FAST 75 presented by General Tire for the SPEARS Modified Series will be the co-headliner. Hobby Stocks, Legends of the Pacific, Toyota Sedans, and Legends of Kearney Bowl will also be competing.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Garcia Racing Stepping Up To SRL Tour With Christian McGhee

Via Blakesley Sports Media

LODI, CALIFORNIA (August 7, 2019) – Garcia Racing and Claremont’s Christian McGhee have teamed up to compete for the 2020 SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour championship. McGhee, age 21, returns to the series with 22 career starts including third-place in 2016 overall points and the 2016 Rookie of the Year. Mike and Larry Garcia will field the car with veteran crew chief Steve Teets on the wrenches.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Thorn Grabs Career Win 37 With Spears 125 Victory At Madera

#43 Derek Thorn successfully fended off #11 Austin Herzog for the $5,000 win (Jason Wedehase photo)

Via Madera Speedway Media

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (June 8, 2019) – Four-time SPEARS Southwest Tour champion Derek Thorn of Bakersfield added to his long list of accomplishments with his 37th victory and 53rd fast-time in Saturday’s 125 lap event at Madera Speedway, presented by 51FIFTY LTM. Thorn’s win did not come easy as he withstood challenges from current Nut Up Pro Late Model points leader Austin Herzog, age 16 from Clovis, CA.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Southwest Tour And Modified Double Header At Madera

Jacob Gomes won the SRL Southwest Tour event last September (Jason Wedehase photo)

Via Madera Speedway Media

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (June 4, 2019) – Two of the most prestigious short track touring series in the country will co-headline the Lucas Oil Summertime Horsepower Nationals, when the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour and Spears Manufacturing Modified Series compete at Madera Speedway on Saturday night. The Southwest Tour 125 presented by 51FIFTY LTM and the Modified Series 75 presented by K&N Filters will feature drivers from across the western United States racing for over $50,000 in prize money.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Winter Showdown On Schedule

Via KCRP Media

Bakersfield, CA – This weekend’s Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway is on schedule. With some rain in the forecast, the plan is to stick with the schedule and make any adjustments necessary to get all the racing in by the end of the day on Saturday.

“In Bakersfield the average rainfall is less than 7 inches a year. When rain is in the forecast, it usually means a storm moves through leaving a minimal amount of rain then moves on,” stated Larry Collins, of Kern County Raceway. “If we do need to adjust, the goal is to get all the racing in. We look forward to seeing everyone here this weekend, for the ‘richest short track race’ in the nation.”

The weekend’s schedule of events is set to begin on Thursday with Super Late Model tech inspection and practice.

Friday will feature Super Late Model “Winter Showdown 300 Qualifying Controlled by Traffic Management, Inc.” and the Winter Showdown Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse Last Chance Race. The Spears Manufacturing Modified Series presented by Lucas Oil will roll into Kern County Raceway on Friday for tech inspection, practice and the 2018 Modified All-Star Race. The NASCAR Super Stocks will have full day on Friday, including qualifying and the Twin Segment “Motor City GMC Super Stocks Showdown”. Qualifying starts at 6pm, with racing at 7:30pm.

On Saturday, the Modifieds will qualify to set the lineup for the 1pm start of the “51 FIFTY Energy Drink Modified Showdown“(75 laps), followed immediately by the Super Late Model “Spears Manufacturing Winter Showdown 300”.

For more information about this weekend’s Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway, go to,, or call 661-835-1264.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Kern County Raceway Set For Big 2019 Season

Via KCRP Media

Bakersfield, CA – Kern County Raceway Park is proud to announce its schedule of events for 2019. Kern County Raceway Park is a state-of-the-art multi-use facility located at the intersection of Interstate 5 and Highway 43 west of Bakersfield. Completed by the late Charlie Beard in 2013, the 120-acre venue includes Kern County Raceway, a high-banked paved half-mile oval, a third mile clay oval known as the Dirt Track at KCRP, and KCRP MX, a four-acre motocross facility.

The 2019 schedule will have a total of 28 events combined, between the Kern County Raceway paved high-banked half-mile and the third mile clay oval of the Dirt Track at KCRP, featuring 27 different divisions of competition. Additional events at KCRP in 2019 include; the MuscleKingz Car Show and Concert on April 13th, the All-Star Monster Truck Tour on May 18th and 19th, and the grand re-opening of KCRP MX.

2019 will kick off in a big way on February 1st and 2nd with the “Richest Short Track Race in the Nation”, the Fifth Annual Winter Showdown, featuring the top drivers from around the country competing for nearly $200,000 in prize money. Past winners of the Winter Showdown include; Georgia’s Bubba Pollard, Bakersfield’s Derek Thorn and last year’s winner, Kyle Busch.

This year’s Winter Showdown will feature three divisions of competition, including Super Late Models, the Spears Manufacturing Modified Series presented by Lucas Oil and NASCAR Super Stocks.

The weekend of March 15th and 16th will be first double header of the year, with racing at both the Dirt Track and Kern County Raceway. Friday night March 15th will be the first dirt track race of 2019, featuring 360 Non-wing Sprint Cars, Western Midgets and Bakersfield Hard Tops.

On Saturday, March 16th, Kern County Raceway will open its gates to start the 2019 NASCAR Championship Season, with a record 8 divisions. Race divisions at Kern County Raceway will run numerous types of race formats in 2019, including; twin main event nights, the ‘Old School’ trophy dash-heat race-main event format, and segment races.

The race season will take a summer break during the months of July and August, then return strong when for the first time in KCRP history, on September 7th, race fans will experience racing on the paved half-mile and the Dirt Track on the same night for one admission price. On September 14th the 2019 champions will be crowned at NASCAR Championship Night. Three weeks later, the “KWS NARC 410 Sprint Car Series” will make their second appearance of the year at the Dirt Track. Then it’s the 30th annual “October Classic” featuring the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series, on October 26th.

The final event of 2019 will be the two-day George ‘Ziggy’ Snider Classic, featuring top open wheel drivers on both the dirt and pavement in one big weekend of competition at Kern County Raceway Park, November 9th and 10th.

For more information about anything KCRP, please go to