WHEN: Saturday, October 17th, 2015


WHAT:  The Fall Shootout, DC’s RV Center 100 presented by Race for Autism


WHERE:  Kern County Raceway Park – Bakersfield, California.  Kern County Raceway Park is a d-shaped paved ½ mile which first opened in the spring of 2013. Reserve Seating $25. Adult General Admission $20. Youth 6–15 $10: www.kernraceway.com


EVENT: The Second annual CITCO Fall Shootout, DC’s RV Center 100 presented by Race for Autism is the second to last race for the 2015 SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series championship season, which will also feature the NASCAR late Models, SRL S2 Series, the SPEC Mods, INEX/SRL Legends and the 911 Series. SPEARS Southwest Tour Series qualifying at 5:00pm, On-track Autograph Session at 5:30pm, Opening Ceremonies will start at 6pm, Racing Begins at 6:15pm.


CHAMPIONSHIP LEADERS: Goleta’s Greg Voigt will carry a six-point lead into Saturday’s event, over Manteca’s Jacob Gomes.  Livingston, California’s Carlos Vieira is just eleven points out of the championship lead.


ROOKIES:  Top Rookie-of-the-Year contender after seven races is Parker Stephens of Olympia, Washington with 1022 points. Ryan Cansdale of Laguna Beach is the next best rookie in the standings with 989.


FOUR DEBUTS:  Former Kern County Raceway Park and Mesa Marin Raceway track champion, Brian Richardson will be making his SPEARS Southwest Tour Series debut this weekend.  Dan Holtz, another former Mesa Marin champion will be making his 2015 series debut, as well as Justin Westmoreland and Mathew Meech.


TRACK RECORD:  Current one-lap track record for the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series at Kern County Raceway Park is 17.52 seconds, set by Derek Thorn on April 5, 2014.


BONUS:  Reeve’s Complete Automotive Service will award a $400 bonus to any driver that sets Fast Time and wins the DC’s RV Center 100 presented by Race for Autism.


CHAMPIONSHIP LEADERS:  SPEARS Southwest Tour Series championship top 10 standings after 7 of 9 events:  Voigt 1042 points, Gomes 1034, Vieira 1031, Stephens 1022, Cansdale 989, Blaine Rocha 949, Keith Spangler 938.


RACE PROCEDURE:  The race distance is 100 laps, the first 3 laps of each caution (yellow flag) period count, after 3 laps under yellow, the laps do not count.  All restarts are double file up until the final 10 laps of the race.  No yellow flag laps are counted within the final 10 laps of the race. When the yellow flag is displayed, the race is neutralized; the drivers hold their position but do not race back to the start finish line, unless it is the final lap of the race.


FORMER SERIES RACE WINNERS AT KCRP:  Jim Pettit II (September 2013), Jeremy Doss (April 2014), David Mayhew (October 2014) and Thorn (April 2015).


NEXT RACE AFTER KCRP:  The West Coast Short Track Championships – SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Season Finale presented by Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on November 21st.


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About the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series:
Celebrating its fifteenth season in 2015, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series is a regional stock car series competing on paved ovals in the southwestern portion of the U.S.  http://www.srlsouthwesttour.com.  “The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series…Where the Champions Race”


-SPEARS Southwest Tour Press Release. Photo credit: SRL Tour Facebook

News ‘N Notes: SPEARS Southwest Tour at Kern County