Being that Derek Thorn calls Bakersfield, California home, he very rarely gets the chance to race at Pensacola, Florida's Five Flags Speedway.  Usually he only gets to travel to the famous half-mile oval once a year in December for the Snowball Derby.  But there he was anyway, on Friday night, celebrating in Five Flags' victory […]

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More than 40 cars have been through the tech inspection today at Monroe, Washington's Evergreen Speedway as the stars of the Super Late Model world prepare to do battle on Saturday night for a cool $25,000 check.  Bubba Pollard, the winner of the Winter Showdown, has headed back out west to try to duplicate his […]

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Bakersfield, CA – Saturday night at Irwindale Speedway, Derek Thorn drove his Campbell Motorsports Ford to victory in the Spears Manufacturing 100 presented by Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse. It was Thorn’s record 23rd SPEARS Southwest Tour Series victory, but his first series win at the Irwindale half-mile. Thorn, driving the same car he drove at last […]

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This Saturday night the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will make its only appearance at Irwindale Speedway in 2015.  Saturday night’s “Spears Manufacturing 100 presented by Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse” is the fourth race of the 2015 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series championship season.  Spectator Gates open at 4pm, Autograph Session at 5:45, Racing at 7pm.   NEWS […]

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FIFTEENTH SEASON: The March 21st race at Madera Speedway will be the start of the fifteenth season of the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series. To date; the series has paid out over $2.5 million in prize money to 251 drivers, honored 11 different champions, competed at 14 different racetracks in four states, with an average of […]

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Bubba Pollard and his team made the 2,600-mile trek from Georgia to Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, California for the inaugural SRL Southwest Tour Winter Showdown from February 27th to March 1st.  The race was delayed one day due to rain, but that didn't slow Pollard from holding off Dalton Sergeant and Derek Thorn […]

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The 2,600-mile trek through ice, snow and the desert from Senoia, Georgia paid off for Bubba Pollard and his team after winning the SRL Open Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, California on Sunday afternoon.   The 2014 Southern Super Series champion took the lead on lap 148 and led the final […]

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BAKERSFIELD, CA- With over 50 cars from 14 states and two Canadian provinces in attendance, a trio of familiar faces established themselves as early contenders for the inaugural Winter Showdown 250 victory at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, California.   After a round of time trials and a trio of 50-lap qualifiers, Derek Thorn, […]

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9:19   Delete Entry 9:19 Today's coverage of the Winter Showdown Practice, qualifying and the qualifying races at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, CA is presented by JOES Racing Products. Based in Everett, Washington, JOES Racing Products was started in 1989 by racer Joe Constance, for racers. Our company reflects an extension of the Constance […]

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Drivers from a dozen states and two Canadian provinces have converged for the western part of the country’s biggest asphalt Super Late Model race in quite a while, the inaugural Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway Park . While a bulk of the field hails from the home state, competitors abound knew that some of […]

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