In March 2007, Lakeport, California’s Derek Thorn won an ASA Late Model Series feature at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (TN) and as a result scored one of the coveted Nashville trophy guitars.  Eight years later, Thorn will return to the track this weekend in hopes of winning the most coveted guitar in short track racing, the […]

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It was another busy weekend of short track racing action in all four corners of the country this past weekend.  We understand that between attending races and enjoying the summer weather that you may have missed a few stories from those races throughout the weekend.  That's why we have put together a list of the […]

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When Jacksonville, Florida’s Kurt Jett messaged Lakeport, California’s Derek Thorn about driving his Super Late Model in November’s Florida Governor’s Cup at New Smyrna Speedway (FL), neither one imagined that just two months later, they’d be celebrating a win in the Allen Turner Tune-Up Pro Late Model 100 at Pensacola’s Five Flags Speedway, their second […]

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Derek Thorn has been one of the strongest Super Late Model competitors in the country for a while, but many perhaps aren't too familiar with his name.  That’s because he's from the left coast of the country and normally only comes east in December for the Snowball Derby.  This weekend though, Thorn heads to Five […]

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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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