Late Model racing is one of the most popular brands of short track racing in North America.  Each year, from the weekly level to the touring series level, racers from all over the continent make their way to short tracks in hopes of reaching victory lane.   At nearly every event Speed51 covers, one of […]

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Bakersfield, CA – In 2020, the SPEARS (SRL) Southwest Tour Series will celebrate its 20th season of competition. As work continues to build the “20th Season Celebration," the support continues to grow, including the winner’s prize money for 2020.   Currently, with the support of the family of sponsors of the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series, […]

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One of the nation’s richest pavement short track races will once again be available to a worldwide audience in 2019. Speed51.com and the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series announced Thursday that the 5th Annual Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway (CA) will be streamed live on the Speed51 Network.   Speed51 will broadcast the event […]

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Derek Thorn survived a wild Saturday night at the New Stockton 99 Speedway and muscled his way to his third SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series win of the season.  Thorn collected $5,000 for his victory in the SPEARS Southwest Tour 125 presented by 51 FIFTY Energy Drink, taking his SRL career earnings to well over […]

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Preston Peltier has a knack for going fast, there’s no other way to put it.  He proved it again by being on top of the charts when practice ended Thursday for the 4th Winter Showdown at the Kern County Raceway in Bakersfield, CA.  The Snowball Derby and Chilly Willy 150 polesitter continued to show speed, […]

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The past few months has festered many rumors and speculations regarding the future of Irwindale Speedway in California. The facility was set to be closed on January 31, 2018 by current promoters, but a new deal has been struck and the iconic west coast short track will stay alive, at least for another two-years.    […]

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Bakersfield, CA – The 2018 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series was announced last week, which included the $10,000 to win May 5th race at The Bullring at LVMS, thanks to longtime series sponsor Retro Custom Metals.   Today, the series is proud to announce that David “Homie” Mulcahy, owner of Retro Custom Metals, has stepped up […]

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Derek Thorn dominated the “Bulwark ‘FR / Timberland Pro 101 presented by 51 FIFTY Energy Drink” at Kern County Raceway during the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series’ penultimate event of the season Saturday night.  In doing so, the Bakersfield, CA driver inched closer to his fourth championship in the series at a track in which […]

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Buddy Shepherd enters the SPEARS (SRL) Southwest Tours Series “Bulwark ‘FR / Timberland Pro 101 presented by 51 FIFTY Energy Drink” at Kern County Raceway as one of the hottest drivers on the West Coast.  The 18-year-old student at Centennial High School was the winner of eight Late Model, Pro Late Model and Super Late […]

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The SPEARS (SRL) Southwest Tour Series will head to Tucson Speedway on Saturday, September 30 for the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series 125.  The series boasts a wide diversity of drivers when it comes to experience.  Some will be making their first starts at the facility, while others have made double-digit appearances at the 3/8-mile, multi-groove […]

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