In 2015, Jacob Gomes, from Manteca, California became the twelth different champion in the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series 15 year history.  Gomes adds his name to the list of series champions that includes; Derek Thorn, Jim Pettit II, Jonathin Gomez, Eric Schmidt, Jason Fensler, Steve Belletto, Jeff Anthony,  Nathan Tucker, Dave Byrd, M.K. Kanke, and […]

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Bakersfield, CA – The February 28th Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway Park is already one of the nation’s richest short-track events, but today the event’s prize list increased again with the addition of a $2,000 cash award to the event’s fast qualifier and a $2,000 award to the first driver who doesn’t make the […]

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Racers from all over the United States and Canada will make their way to sunny New Smyrna Beach, Florida in less than one month for the 50th Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing.  But before racers make their way to the Sunshine State, they first send in their entry forms.  On Tuesday afternoon, […]

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All eyes were on Tulsa, Oklahoma this past weekend as over 300 drivers made their way to the River Spirit Expo Center for the 30th Annual Chili Bowl Nationals.  The Chili Bowl served as the major short track racing of the weekend, but there were also plenty of other important events that took place including […]

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TUCSON, Ariz. – Jonathan Davenport put an exclamation point on his Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by Black Diamond-Club 29 Race Cars Super Late Model championship by topping Sunday night’s $11,000-to-win series finale atop the 3/8-mile USA Raceway.   Davenport raced into the lead just past the midway point of the 50 lapper en […]

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In 2015 the sell-out crowd at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma chanted “Rico! Rico! Rico!” as loud as they possibly could after Rico Abreu won the Chili Bowl Nationals.  One year later, the sell-out crowd at the expo center was doing the exact same thing after Abreu took the checkered flag to […]

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Bakersfield, CA – Starting in 2016, the SRL will no longer sanction the SRL Legends, or SRL S2 Tour Series.  The focus of the SRL will now be solely directed at the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series and special events like the Winter Showdown.   “We’ve enjoyed having the Legends and S2 series under our banner,” […]

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STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA -- Tony & Carol Noceti from Noceti Group have announced the oval track racing schedules for the paved Stockton 99 Speedway and the Stockton Dirt Track for the 2016 season. The pavement schedule will be one of the largest in several years with an increased emphasis on local points racing, while the dirt […]

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Eight years ago Rico Abreu had never even sat behind the wheel of a race car.  Over the course of the last eight years Abreu has since raced almost every type of race car one could possibly think of.  From Sprint Cars to Midgets, to Late Models, to NASCAR K&N Pro Series East stock cars, […]

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With the 2016 racing season continuing to heat up, we at Speed51.com powered by JEGS will be taking a look at a variety of short track racing realms in order to highlight the "things to watch for" during the 2016 season.  Today, we take a look at the 2016 Super Late Model season and our […]

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