Bakersfield, CA – Derek Thorn extended his win streak in the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series by capturing his sixth victory in a row in the “Salted Metals 100 presented by Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse”, at Irwindale Speedway. But just like the three previous events, it was far from a cake walk, as he had to […]

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Bakersfield, CA – Derek Thorn made it five wins in six SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series starts in 2021, with a thrilling win in the “JM Environmental Inc. Wild West Shootout – Get It Hot 75” from Kern County Raceway Saturday night. Thorn used a little contact in Turn 1 on lap 62 to wrestle […]

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Bakersfield, CA – Derek Thorn needed a little luck to score his fourth victory of the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series season Saturday night at All American Speedway. That good luck was Jacob Gomes’ bad fortune, as Thorn took the lead from the 2015 series champion with only four laps remaining in the JM Environmental […]

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Bakersfield, CA – Derek Thorn made SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series start #100 count, as he dominated the “SPEARS Southwest Tour 125 presented by Senneker Performance”, on his way to series victory #52 at the historic Stockton 99 Speedway Saturday night. Thorn completed the pass of Rookie-of-the-Year leader Buddy Shepherd on lap eight, and never […]

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Much has been written about Derek Thorn’s acumen behind the wheel, and deservedly so. In the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series, his record stands apart from any other driver in series history. He leads in wins (51), top-5’s (76), Top-10’s (84), Poles (60), Money Earned ($338,430), Laps Led (5,004), Average Finish (4.52) and Qualifying Average […]

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Bakersfield, CA – Derek Thorn tied M.K. Kanke with six career Southwest Tour Series victories at Irwindale Speedway (CA) Saturday night, winning the “SPEARS Manufacturing 100 presented by Earnest Performance” and a cool $5,000. Kanke had three in the SRL and three in the NASCAR Southwest Tour Series, while Thorn’s career began after the former […]

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Since the Snowball Derby on December 6, Derek Thorn has gone on to win a fifth SRL Southwest Tour title.  He capped off his most dominant championship run yet with a win at Kern County Raceway Park, his eighth win in nine SRL races in 2020.   Even with another championship on his mantle, the […]

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Rising to the challenge is what separates a top-notch driver from the rest of the pack. Whether it’s dominating a race, going on a winning streak or sealing a win with a late-race pass, drivers slowly rise to the top of the field and make a name for themselves.   That’s why the FK Rod […]

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2020 has certainly been a year to remember.  While the COVID-19 pandemic halted racing for the most part in March and April, there was plenty of racing to follow once racing resumed in May and June.   Today, as we look forward to putting 2020 behind us, we take a look at the past year […]

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