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.
-SRL Press Release
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