For the third year in a row, has teamed up with the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series to allow fans to vote for the series’ most popular driver during the 2018 season.


With only three races remaining this season, it’s time for race fans to cast their vote for the driver they cheered for most throughout the season.  Voting for the 2018 SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series Most Popular Driver Award begins Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT on




The driver who receives the most votes will receive an original, laser-etched commemorative plaque to show off their status as the most popular driver.


“The Most Popular Driver Award is a great opportunity to showcase the popularity of our series and our drivers on the West Coast,” said Brian Olsen of the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series.  “This is our third year doing this award with and the first two recipients, Bobby Hodges (2016) and Ricky Schlick (2017), are great ambassadors of the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series.  There’s a lot of new faces that have raced with us this season, so it will be interesting to see if it will be one of the new guys winning the award in 2018.”


To be eligible for the 2018 SRL Most Popular Driver Award, drivers must have been in the top 15 in the series points standings as of September 18.


“The SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series drivers offer up some of the most unique personalities in short track racing,” said Southwest Editor Kevin Peters.  “I enjoy working with these drivers on a regular basis, and I look forward to seeing which driver comes out on top of this year’s voting.”


Race fans can vote for their favorite driver once per 24-hour period, per IP address.


Voting will end in December when the votes that have been received will be counted. The winner of the 2018 SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series Most Popular Driver Award will be announced at the series’ awards banquet during the offseason.


-51 Sports Press Release

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