Bakersfield, CA – The nation’s top Super Late Model teams will once again converge on Bakersfield, California’s Kern County Raceway the first weekend of February, for the Fifth Annual Winter Showdown, February 1st and 2nd, 2019.


The Winter Showdown is held at one of the finest short tracks in America, Kern County Raceway and pays out over $150,000 in prize money to have the distinction of the “Nation’s Richest Short Track” event. $30,000 is awarded to the Winter Showdown winner with a minimum of $3,000 for starting the 300-lap race. Winter Showdown has paid out over a half-million dollars in the prize money since its inaugural running in 2015. The powerhouse teams of Super Late Model racing have taken the top Winter Showdown prize over the past four years, with Georgia’s Bubba Pollard winning in 2015 and 2016, California’s Derek Thorn claiming the $30,000 winner’s prize in 2017 and NASCAR Cup Series Champion, Kyle Busch stamping his name in the Winter Showdown record books with his 2018 win.


“Our approach to the Winter Showdown has always been to build a national event for short track racing,” stated the SRL’s Larry Collins. “The race has been nationally televised each year and the Showdown has drawn the top Super Late Model teams from around the nation.”


“We have a tremendous amount of appreciation for all the teams that have been part of making the Winter Showdown what it is today, we’re proud to host this great event and are looking forward to February 2019.” Collins concluded.


For additional information on the Fifth Annual Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway, go to, contact the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series office at 661-679-4681, [email protected] or [email protected].

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Dates Set for California’s SRL Winter Showdown at Kern County