New Date Revealed for 2020 Winter Showdown

Bakersfield, CA – The nation’s top Super Late Model teams will once again converge on Bakersfield, California’s Kern County Raceway in 2020 for the “Sixth Annual Winter Showdown” set for Saturday, March 21.


The Winter Showdown will be part of the “20th Season” celebration of the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series, as the event will be part of the points championship for the series in 2020.


“We kick off 2020 with the $25,000 to win “All-Star Showdown” at Irwindale Speedway on February 1st in sunny Southern California,” stated the SRL’s Larry Collins. “Then we come back in March with the “Winter Showdown” at Kern County Raceway, that’s a big way to start our 20th season.”


Both the “All-Star Showdown” and “Winter Showdown” will be two day shows, with practice and tech inspection on Friday, qualifying and racing on Saturday.


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


An elite group of drivers hold the title of “Winter Showdown Champion”; two-time winner Bubba Pollard (2015 & 2016), four-time SPEARS Southwest Tour Series champion Derek Thorn (2017), NASCAR Cup Champion Kyle Busch (2018) and last year’s winner, four-time Mid-West Tour champion, Ty Majeski (2019).


“We have a tremendous amount of appreciation for all the teams and fans who have been part of making the Winter Showdown one of the nation’s top short track events, we’re proud to host this great event each year and are looking forward to March 21st, 2020.” Collins concluded.


For additional information on the Sixth 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]


-SRL Press Release

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New Date Revealed for 2020 Winter Showdown