Bakersfield, CA  — The SPEARS (SRL) Southwest Tour Series is excited to announce the completion of its 2018 schedule of events.  The ten-race schedule will kick off in a big way, with the $30,000 to win “Winter Showdown” at Kern County Raceway on February 3rd.  The “Winter Showdown” is a non-points event for the series and will also feature Late Models and Super Stocks.  The 2018 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series point’s championship will begin on March 24th at Madera Speedway and finish with the $10,000 to win “Retro Custom Metals Championship Finale” at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on November 17th.


A tentative schedule was announced in December, but with Irwindale Speedway continuing to operate in 2018, the series will now head to Irwindale twice this season.  The Southern California half mile has been a staple on the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series schedule for many years, and will now host the series on June 9th and July 14th.


300x250 SRL Winter Showdown PPV-02“We couldn’t be happier to have Irwindale back on our schedule for 2018.  It is one of the premier racetracks in the country and the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series always puts on a great show there for the race fans.” stated the SRL’s Brian Olsen.  “In addition to being a great racetrack, it’s an important market for our series, as our title sponsor, Spears Manufacturing, is headquartered in nearby Sylmar, CA.”


Celebrating its eighteenth season, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will begin the 2018 season with the Winter Showdown on February 2nd and 3rd and close out its championship on November 17th at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.


The 2018 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series rules will be finalized and released following the Winter Showdown.


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2018 Schedule of Events

February 3rd – WINTER SHOWDOWN — Kern County Raceway (Non-points)

March 24th – Madera Speedway

April 14th – Kern County Raceway

May 5th – The Bullring at LVMS

June 9th  – Irwindale Speedway

July 14th – Irwindale Speedway

August 18th – Stockton Speedway

September 29th – Madera Speedway

October 27th – Kern County Raceway

November 17th– The Bullring at Las Vegas


-SRL Press Release

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Irwindale Return Included in 2018 SRL Southwest Tour Schedule