Bakersfield, CA – Derek Thorn extended his win streak in the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series by capturing his sixth victory in a row in the “Salted Metals 100 presented by Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse”, at Irwindale Speedway. But just like the three previous events, it was far from a cake walk, as he had to […]

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Event: The “Salted Metals 100 presented by Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse” will be event #7 of 10 of the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series championship season. It will take place at Irwindale Speedway on July 17 and will pay $10,000-to-win, thanks to David Mulcahy and Salted Metals. Mulcahy has been a long-time supported of the series […]

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Bakersfield, CA – Derek Thorn made it five wins in six SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series starts in 2021, with a thrilling win in the “JM Environmental Inc. Wild West Shootout – Get It Hot 75” from Kern County Raceway Saturday night. Thorn used a little contact in Turn 1 on lap 62 to wrestle […]

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Event: The “JM Environmental Inc. Wild West Shootout – Get It Hot 75” will take place at Kern County Raceway on June 26th. Round #6 for the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series will pay $10,000-to-win at the end of 75 laps. In a unique format, 10-lap Heat Races will follow qualifying. Drivers who qualify in […]

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Bakersfield, CA – Derek Thorn needed a little luck to score his fourth victory of the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series season Saturday night at All American Speedway. That good luck was Jacob Gomes’ bad fortune, as Thorn took the lead from the 2015 series champion with only four laps remaining in the JM Environmental […]

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Bakersfield, CA – Derek Thorn made SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series start #100 count, as he dominated the “SPEARS Southwest Tour 125 presented by Senneker Performance”, on his way to series victory #52 at the historic Stockton 99 Speedway Saturday night. Thorn completed the pass of Rookie-of-the-Year leader Buddy Shepherd on lap eight, and never […]

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Much has been written about Derek Thorn’s acumen behind the wheel, and deservedly so. In the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series, his record stands apart from any other driver in series history. He leads in wins (51), top-5’s (76), Top-10’s (84), Poles (60), Money Earned ($338,430), Laps Led (5,004), Average Finish (4.52) and Qualifying Average […]

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Event: The “SPEARS Manufacturing 100 presented by Earnest Performance” is the third of 10 events on the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series schedule in 2021. It will take place this weekend, April 10th at Irwindale Speedway. Round #3 will pay $5,000 to the winner thanks to the “Winner’s Bonus” from Earnest Performance. It will be […]

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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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