Derek Thorn was the last man standing in a wild west showdown at Stockton 99 Speedway Saturday night, when the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series invaded the historic facility for the “JM Environmental Wild West Shootout – Shoot to Thrill 127 presented by 51 FIFTY LTM.” Thorn scored his record setting 44th career SRL win and […]

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No fans.  No promotion. No advance notice.   Without any prior promotion or marketing, 22 SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Super Late Models and 15 SPEARS Modified Series teams competed at Kern County Raceway (CA) Saturday in an event broadcast via pay-per-view in front of closed grandstands.   Four-time SRL champion Derek Thorn took the checkered flag […]

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As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to put short track racing at a standstill, Speed51 is hosting a contest of a different kind. A coloring contest has begun by way of Twitter at @Speed51dotcom, with a Speed51 shirt and other prizes to be announced up for grabs.   Two different sheets have been posted on Twitter, […]

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We are down to the Fast 4 drivers for Speed51’s Short Track Madness Tournament. Champions from each region will now go head-to-head with each other for the right to advance to the finals.   Now is the chance for fans to vote on who will meet for the Short Track Madness championship.   CLICK HERE […]

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The year was 1983, and a young Rusty Wallace was about to have a year that would put him on the map.   On this date in 1983, Wallace won at Mobile International Speedway with the All Pro Super Series.  Wallace beat out Freddie Fryar, Tom Jones, Butch Miller and Mike Eddy.  Gary Balough led […]

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Often imitated, but never duplicated, the Speed51.com Short Track Racing Power Poll ranks drivers from all across the land on their strength to this point in the season.    A panel of industry experts from all four corners of the country and Canada have voted on their choices for the first round of power rankings […]

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It was a race that went according to plan for Derek Thorn on Saturday night at Irwindale Speedway (CA). The Bakersfield, California driver used a strategy that allowed him to be his best when it mattered most, capturing $25,000 in cold, hard cash during return of the All-Star Showdown for the Spears SRL Southwest Tour […]

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