Derek Thorn continued his mastery of Kern County Raceway (CA) by winning the SPEARS Manufacturing 100 presented by Berchtold Equipment Saturday night. The win at his home track was the Lakeport, CA native’s 33rd career SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series victory.   Thorn took the lead from David Mayhew on Lap 15 and never looked […]

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The 4th Annual SRL Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway (CA) is just days away. Over the weekend, the entry list for the $30,000-to-win Super Late Model race surged over the half-century mark.   As of Monday morning, 52 drivers are currently entered, with a strong core of West Coast drivers looking to defend their […]

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David Mayhew has had success in nearly every series, division or class he has ever raced in. From a top 10 finish in his first NASCAR XFINITY Series start, to two top five finishes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, to Late Model Track championships at the now defunct Mesa Marin Raceway (CA), and […]

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Race fans and race teams can find pertinent information about this weekend’s 3rd Annual Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway Park (CA) in 51’s Fast Facts below.    Dates:  Friday, February 9 – Saturday, February 10   Track:   Kern County Raceway Park (high-banked, half-mile oval)   Location: 13500 Raceway Blvd Interstate 5 and Enos Lane, Bakersfield, CA, […]

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It was a tale of two halves when the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series visited Kern County Raceway Park (CA) on Saturday night. David Mayhew led the spirited battle to the lap 75 halfway break, but Derek Thorn prevailed in the second half to bring home the $5,000 winner’s prize and strengthen his hold on […]

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Whether it was on dirt or on pavement, Short Track Racing was in full force this past weekend throughout North America.  From the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour pounding the pavement at Lancaster (NY) to the Big Block Modifieds slinging dirt in the Northeast, the action on the short tracks was intense.   To get you […]

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David Mayhew and Ryan Cansdale each won 75 lap features for the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series at Kern County Raceway Park (CA) last Saturday night, but it was Derek Thorn who came home with the overall victory.  In a race that had a unique twin 75 lap feature format for the series, Mayhew was […]

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Twenty-four drivers will try to put an end to Todd Gilliland’s current three race win streak in the NAPA Auto Parts 150 on Saturday at California’s Kern County Raceway Park.   The Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, driver kicked things off with his first visit to Victory Lane in his NASCAR K&N […]

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Derek Thorn has been the top dog on the West Coast for the last few years, but he still feels he has plenty to prove when the East Coast heavyweights come to his backyard. Thorn, who narrowly lost the inaugural Winter Showdown Open at Kern County Raceway Park (CA) last year to Georgia’s Bubba Pollard, […]

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Making the transition from a Legends Car to a Late Model has been a relatively seamless transition for 18-year-old Parker Stephens.  In just his first year behind the wheel of a Super Late Model, the Olympia, Washington driver has turned heads on the West Coast during his rookie season on the SRL Southwest Tour.   […]

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