Preston Peltier enters this weekend’s 5th Annual Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway Park hungry for a win in the West Coast crown jewel and confident in a brand-new car with help some from new friends.   Preston Peltier will bring a new Rowdy Manufacturing chassis to the Bakersfield, California facility as he pursues his […]

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The last time Donnie Wilson competed in the Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway Park, he finished second to 2018 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion Derek Thorn.  After skipping out on last year’s race, the “Oklahoma City Bandit” will make the trip back out west in 2019 looking to finish one spot better and […]

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Ryan Reed will have a reunion this weekend when Super Late Models from all across the country converge on Kern County Raceway (CA) for the $30,000-to-win, 5th Annual Winter Showdown. This will be the first time the 25-year-old driver has been back to compete at his home track since 2013, the inaugural season for the […]

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In just four previous runnings, the SRL Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway Park (CA) has become one of the most regarded Super Late Model events of the year in the eyes of many top drivers. This is especially true for many locals in Southern California, including 2017 race winner Derek Thorn.   Thorn, along […]

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Race fans and race teams can find pertinent information about this weekend's 5th Annual Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway (CA) in 51's Fast Facts below.    Dates: January 31 - February 2   Track: Kern County Raceway (half-mile paved oval)   Location: 13500 Raceway Blvd Interstate 5 and Enos Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93311   Sanction: SPEARS SRL Southwest […]

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Jeremy Doss recently visited Bakersfield, California and picked up his SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series championship trophy, along with a variety of product and cash awards.  A few days later, Doss broke out his Senneker Performance Super Late Model for practice in preparation for the $30,000-to-win 2019 Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway (CA) on […]

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Just outside the city of Austin, Texas, is a race shop on a hill filled with talent, good equipment and one very fast asphalt Super Late Model.   Logan Bearden is somewhat of a rarity in the Lone Star state, racing on asphalt while most of his fellow Texans are busy dirt track racing. Iconic […]

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Overcoming adversity became a theme during the three-day Chilly Willy 150 weekend in the desert of Tucson, Arizona.  Making the trip from Wyoming, Michael Scott overcame some adversity of his own and piloted a new Five Star Gen 6 body to a $10,000 victory at Tucson Speedway.   Despite starting on the pole and leading […]

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While the full-fendered Late Models will serve as the main attraction during the 5th Annual Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway (CA), the open-wheeled Modified portion of the event is shaping up to be a can't-miss race.  On Friday, officials from the SPEARS Manufacturing Modified Series presented by Lucas Oil released the first look at […]

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