It was a race that went according to plan for Derek Thorn on Saturday night at Irwindale Speedway (CA). The Bakersfield, California driver used a strategy that allowed him to be his best when it mattered most, capturing $25,000 in cold, hard cash during return of the All-Star Showdown for the Spears SRL Southwest Tour […]

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As the sun began to set at Irwindale Speedway (CA) ahead of Saturday night’s All-Star Showdown 200, it was the four-time Spears SRL Southwest Tour Series champion Derek Thorn shining the brightest after qualifying. Thorn put his Campbell Motorsports No. 43 Super Late Model on the pole, just beating out recent Chilly Willy 150 winner […]

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LAS VEGAS -- The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will put the finishing touches on another exciting season when it hosts the West Coast Short Track Championships on Saturday night.   The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series and USAC HPD Midgets Series all will run as part of the race schedule, […]

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The Summer Showdown at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington is a race that truly lives up to its name.  With $25,000 on the line, drivers from throughout the West Coast will face off Saturday night in a showdown for a big check and a trophy.   While the stars of Washington State usually prove to […]

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Bakersfield, CA  -- The SPEARS (SRL) Southwest Tour Series is excited to announce the completion of its 2018 schedule of events.  The ten-race schedule will kick off in a big way, with the $30,000 to win “Winter Showdown” at Kern County Raceway on February 3rd.  The “Winter Showdown” is a non-points event for the series […]

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Twenty year old, Claremont, CA driver Ricky Schlick entered the 2017 SPEARS (SRL) Southwest Tour Series eyeing the Rookie of the Year Award. Nine SRL starts later, Schlick had achieved that goal, also finishing as the championship runner-up to four-time champion Derek Thorn. It was a record setting effort, for the former SRL Legends Tour […]

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With the year 2017 entering its final stages, so too is the short track racing schedule for the season. But in the big picture, there is still plenty of racing to go with several large racing events capping off the season.   Without further ado, we present the remaining top ten short track racing events […]

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“He’s the most interesting man in the World.”   That famous commercial catch-phrase could well describe SPEARS (SRL) Southwest Tour Series driver Bobby Hodges.  The 27-year-old Carson City, Nevada driver finished a career best fourth in the final 2016 SRL championship standings. He started the 2017 championship season off with a thrilling win over three--time […]

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Quick Links >> Friday November 18 • Saturday November 19 • Sunday November 20 Looking to find out who won Short Track Racing events all over North America this weekend? You’ve come to the right place. The Weekend Update on Speed51.com provides you with the most up to date list of winners with a quick […]

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In its 48 previous editions, the Snowball Derby has been a race dominated by drivers in the Southeast with the occasional Midwest invader scoring top honors. Although Las Vegas native Kyle Busch broke this trend in 2009, there has yet to be a full-time West Coast driver to win the most prestigious pavement short track […]

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