Short track racing on the West Coast will be shining this weekend with the inaugural SPEARS Manufacturing Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, California.  The $25,000 to win, $150,000 purse has attracted over 60 entries to travel to the half-mile oval for the 250-lap main event this Saturday night.   This event […]

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The inaugural Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway Park is still two months away, but the entries are already pouring in.  The race scheduled for February 28th is already at 40 entries.  The list is highlighted by defending SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour champion Derek Thorn, NASCAR K&N Pro Series West competitor David Mayhew, and […]

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Two-time SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour champion Derek Thorn put his stamp on his third start in the prestigious Snowball Derby, finishing in third in the 300 lap wintertime classic.  Over 60 drivers flocked from across the country to compete at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL for the largest asphalt Late Model race in the […]

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John Hunter Nemechek has won the Snowball Derby with a bold four-wide move on new tires with just five laps to go. Technical inspection has completed without any issues. - You can read more from all of today's activities on our Trackside Now coverage from Five Flags for more. We will have a full race […]

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Normally rig parking and technical inspection is not the biggest of deals to short track racing fans, but it is the Snowball Derby.   On the final day without on-track activity the atmosphere was still abuzz at Five Flags Speedway from mid-morning when the first hauler of Stephen Nasse’s entered the facility until late […]

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California, Vermont, Wisconsin, and North Carolina were only a few of the states across the country represented throughout the last few days at Five Flags Speedway .  Snowball Derby and Snowflake 100 teams were making the most of every final opportunity to shake down their Late Models prior to the week’s first on track activity […]

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Bakersfield, CA – For the second time in three seasons, Derek Thorn was crowned the champion of the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series.  In route to his second series title, Thorn, from Lakeport, California drove his Campbell Motorsports #43 to victory lane on four occasions, and finished runner-up three times in 2014.   Thorn collected wins […]

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LAS VEGAS – Jeremy Doss won the 125-lap SPEARS Southwest Tour season finale and Jim Mardis captured the 75-lap Lucas Oil Modified Series feature race as The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway closed the 2014 season on Saturday night with the West Coast Short-Track Championships.   Doss, from Upper Lake, Calif., dominated the Southwest […]

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Bakersfield, CA – The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will close out its fourteenth season this Saturday night at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Heading into Saturday’s finale, Derek Thorn of Lakeport, CA carries a 92-point lead in the championship standings over Jeremy Doss of Upper Lake. If Thorn can finish twenty-fifth or better, […]

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