Bakersfield, CA – Jeremy Doss is on a roll, and his Winter Showdown performance on Saturday afternoon only bolsters his momentum. Doss took the lead on lap four, and survived a mid-race challenge from Travis Thirkettle to win the SPEARS Manufacturing “Winter Showdown 60” and $2,500 at Kern County Raceway. The victory was his fifth […]

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Bakersfield, CA – Five-time SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series Champion Derek Thorn has had a long history of being snakebit, when it comes to prestigious Super Late Model events. While he has victories in some of these events, he has been in position to score multiple more over his career. Saturday night, he picked up […]

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Event: The Sixth Annual “Winter Showdown 150” will take place at Kern County Raceway (CA) on March 20, 2021. The SPEARS Modifieds will participate in the “SPEARS Manufacturing Winter Showdown 60”, gunning for a $2,500 payday.   Unique Format: The “Showdown” for the Super Late Models will see 150 laps of competition, with a halfway […]

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Derek Thorn and Jeremy Doss scored victories and championships Saturday night at Kern County Raceway as the season wrapped up for both the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour and SPEARS Modified Series. Thorn took home his eighth victory of the season and 49th  career SRL triumph, to clinch his record extending fifth championship. Doss scored his […]

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In what has been one of the most hotly contested championship battles in SPEARS Modified Series presented by Lucas Oil (formerly Lucas Oil Modified Series) history, the fight will come down to the season finale at Kern County Raceway (CA) on December 19th. The “COMP Cams 60 presented by General Tire” will be the eighth […]

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Event: The “FAST 110 presented by COMP Cams” is the final event of the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series 20th season. The ninth championship event of the season was added after Covid-19 restrictions wiped out a large portion of the first half of the schedule. The event was originally set to take place at Irwindale Speedway […]

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Derek Thorn showed why he was voted one of the top-10 short track drivers in the nation over the last decade, as he led all but one lap of the “JM Environmental Wild West Shootout Round #3 Boogie Man 100 presented by KHI Management Inc.”. Despite that fact, the win was not an easy one, […]

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October Classic:  After 28 years of the October Classic at Mesa Marin Raceway (CA) (1977 to 2005), the race returned to Kern County Raceway and Bakersfield, CA the last two seasons. This year’s edition will find the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series joined by the SPEARS Modified Series, ARCA Menard’s Pro Series West, Sigma Performance […]

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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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While many tracks have postponed or canceled their events for this weekend in light of the coronavirus pandemic, others are proceeding as planned with their schedule.   On Friday, the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series will kicked off its 10th season at North Georgia Speedway.  Donald McIntosh scored the victory in the event.  Highlights are available […]

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