Bakersfield, CA – After two of the three races that make up the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series 2014 Pat Pettit Memorial Triple Crown, Derek Thorn leads the standings heading into the final race of the Triple Crown at Kern County Raceway Park on November 1st.
Thorn leads the Pat Pettit Memorial Triple Crown point’s standings after his win at Pikes Peak International Raceway on September 28th and a second place finish at Irwindale. Greg Voigt is just 10 points behind Thorn in the standings, after winning the opening race of the Triple Crown at Irwindale Speedway, and gathering fourth place points at PPIR.
Rookie, Garret Archer is third in the Triple Crown standings, 20 points behind Thorn, with Jeremy Doss in fourth just 40 back.
Jim Pettit, the father of three-time SPEARS Southwest Tour Series champion Jim Pettit II, announced earlier this year that he would fund the three-race bonus program in honor of his late wife Patricia, who the Pettit Family lost in December of 2010.
Each of the three events that make up the “Pat Pettit Memorial Triple Crown” pays a cash bonus to the winner. For winning at Irwindale Speedway on August 16th, Voigt scored $5,003 for the win. Thorn received a series record of $15,003 at Pikes Peak International Raceway, and the winner of the “Pat Pettit Memorial Triple Crown” finale at Kern County Raceway Park on November 1st will take home $10,003 for the win.
The driver who scores the most points within the three races that make up the “Pat Pettit Memorial Triple Crown” will be awarded a commemorative trophy and a $1,003 cash award at the 2014 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Championship Awards Banquet.
-SPEARS Southwest Tour Press Release