The 2019 season will begin for the most popular west coast Super Late Model touring series this weekend when the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series kicks things off at Irwindale Speedway (CA).  We get you ready for another season in this edition of "By the Numbers" on Speed51.com.   1: Only once in series history […]

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Craig Raudman began his racing career at Shasta Speedway (CA) in 1980 in the Street Stock division.  In 2019, Raudman will participate in his last full-time effort for Dave Reed Racing in the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series presented by Lucas Oil.  In a career that will span 40 seasons, Raudman is one of the […]

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The SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series will be visiting Kern County Raceway in Bakersfield, CA for the running of the “SPEARS Manufacturing 100 presented by Berchtold Equipment” on April 14.  It will be race number two of nine for the series in 2018.  The series will visit Kern County Raceway again on October, 27 for […]

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The SPEARS (SRL) Southwest Tour Series will head to Tucson Speedway on Saturday, September 30 for the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series 125.  The series boasts a wide diversity of drivers when it comes to experience.  Some will be making their first starts at the facility, while others have made double-digit appearances at the 3/8-mile, multi-groove […]

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A little over thirty-one years ago, a driver from Lakeside, CA drove to a championship, in the very first season of the NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour Series.  Nearly twenty years ago, that same driver made his very last start in a “Tour” car, in that same series.  In just a few weeks, that well known […]

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Dave Reed Racing (DRR) completed the 2016 SPEARS (SRL) Southwest Tour Series Owners Championship tenth, in the final standings.  Reed’s primary team competed in the number-2 and number-14 Approved Memory Chevrolets, with Craig Raudman, Eric Norris and Austin Reed scoring points in eight of the nine series events.  Raudman finished with five starts, one top […]

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The black Approved Memory No. 2, driven by Craig Raudman, is one of the most recognized Late Models on the West Coast.  Raudman has been wheeling that machine, off and on, since he teamed up with car owner Dave Reed in 1994.  In that period of time, Raudman has become one of the most well-known […]

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