2:31
Thank you and have a good evening.  
2:31
2:31
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2:31
2:30
Comment From Jake

Great run from the back for Linni White.. Hopefully we can get a few more west coast drivers to come for the Snowball Derby this year..

2:30
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2:30
For updates from tech please watch Speed51's Five Star Race Car Bodies Facebook Feed and the AP Twitter account.  
2:29
This will conclude our coverage from Kern County Raceway Park.  We would like to thank Brian Olsen, Larry Collins, everyone at the SRL Southwest Tour, and Kern County Raceway Park for their hospitality
2:27
Comment From Florida Racefan

Congrats to Bubba...Dalton Sargeant with another great run..The next Kyle Larson.

2:26
2:26
Today's coverage of the Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, CA is presented by JOES Racing Products. Based in Everett, Washington, JOES Racing Products was started in 1989 by racer Joe Constance, for racers. Our company reflects an extension of the Constance Racing Family with racers on our staff that are competitive and know quality parts and why they work well. Check out their variety of products available for racers today. Click here to find a dealer near you today!
2:26
2:26
Brannon Earnest spearheaded short track shock technology with JRi Shocks that won countless races and championships throughout the country. Now, with his newly-formed and Mooresville, North Carolina-based Earnest Performance, Earnest is continuing that line of success in the short track industry. Earnest Performance offers one-on-one shock service and support for Super Late Models, Modifieds, Late Model Stock Cars and more, as well as a full-service, in-house shock program from sales to service to at-track advising. Earnest Performance is also a dealer for JRi Shocks. For more information on Earnest Performance, call 704-654-1492.
2:25
Post race tech is underway on the infield.
2:25
Comment From Steve in Crestview, FL

Great job Bubba and the team, great coverage Speed51!

2:24
Comment From Chris

Great Job Mr. Pollard

2:24
Comment From vidilover

Give that 16 yo Sargeant his credit ! Great Finish

2:23
SRL Southwest Tour
Winter Showdown 250
Unofficial Results

1 26 Bubba Pollard
2 5 Dalton Sargeant
3 43 Derek Thorn
4 21 Blaine Rocha
5 26 Preston Peltier
6 11 Dustin Ash
7 12 Colby Potts
8 99 Linny White
9 77 Toni McCray
10 89 Bobby Hodges
11 75 Jeremy Doss
12 8 Noah Gragson
13 81 Darrell Midgley
14 6 Dominic Ursetta
15 71 Christian McGhee
16 29 Greg Voight
17 17 David Mayhew
18 20 Tracy Bolin
19 16 Jacob Gomes
20 5 Will Gallaher
21 19 Brandon White
22 22 Jonathan Gomez
23 6 Donny St. Ours
24 33 M.K. Kanke
25 5 Ryan Wells
26 57 David Ross
27 22 Chris Eggleston
28 51 Carlos Vieria
29 18 Jim Pettit II
30 7 Johnny White
31 31 Johnny White
32 66 Darren Bucklen
33 34 Scott Walker
34 37 Mike Longton
35 05 Eric Schmidt
36 37 Keith Spangler

 

2:13
Pollard and Sargeant both said they are seriously looking at going to the Summer Showdown
2:11
Top three. (Speed51.com photo)
2:07
We are down in victory lane. One person operation today, will post results when we get to the tower.
2:06
Comment From east coast fan

way to go bubba pollard.good run for dalton.

2:05
Pollard with the trophy and the check. (Speed51.com photo)
1:57
Pollards with the big check. (Speed51.com photo)
1:56
Pollard said they are stopping in Vegas
1:53
Pollard being interviewed for MAvTV (Speed51.com photo)
1:52
Comment From Magracing

Way to go Pollard!! Show them what the south boy is all about

1:52
Comment From Mike

Gulf coast to Left coast -Bubba is the Man

1:52
Comment From JohnR

Way to go Bubba!

1:52
Comment From Jake

Congratulations Bubba and the team.......

1:51
We will post a full rundown shortly
1:51
Sargeant was second and Thirn was third
1:50
Pollard in victory lane. (Speed51.com photo)
1:48
We are heading to victory lane
1:48
Checkers Pollard wins
1:47
WHITe flag for Pollard
1:46
Three to go: Pollar pulls away from the battle for second.
1:46
Four to go: Thorn inside of Sargeant for second.
1:45
Green flagLap 245: Pollard gets away
1:45
One to go at the line.
1:43
CAUTION LAP 245: Debris on the track.
1:42
Lap 244: Six laps to go. Thorn on the inside of Sargeant for second.
1:41
Lap 243: The lead is now 1.488 seconds for Pollard.
1:41
Lap 241: Pollard may approach lap traffic before this is over.
1:40
Lap 240: Ten laps to go in the Winter Showdown. Pollard has a a 1.286 second lead.
1:40
Lap 239: Pollard has a 1.2 second lead.
1:40
Lap 237: Sargeant has about five car lengths on Thorn.
1:39
Lap 236: Pollard back up to a one second lead.
1:39
Lap 235: 15 laps to go. Lap traffic has allowed Sargeant to close a little on Pollard.
1:38
Lap 234: Pollard clears the lap traffic for now.
1:38
Lap 232: Pollard in lap traffic. Puts McGhee and Gragson a lap down.
1:38
Lap 231: Pollard has a 1.1 second lead.
1:37
Lap 230: 20 to go in the Winter Showdown.
1:37
Lap 229: Pollard continues to lead. Ursetta in the pits with a flat right.
1:37
Lap 228: Ursetta is off the pace and in the pits.
1:36
Lap 227: Pollard is maintaining a 1.3 second lead.
1:36
Lap 225: Pollard has a 1.384 second lead. Thorn is pressuring Sargeant for third.
1:35
Lap 224: Potts is sixth with Doss in seventh.
1:35
Lap 223: Thorn continues to stay glued to Sargeant's bumper for second.
1:35
Lap 221: Pollard continues to extend his lead, it is up to 1.234 seconds.
1:34
Lap 220: Pollard, Sergeant, Thorn, Rocha, Peltier is your top five.
1:34
Lap 219: About a car length separates Sargeant and Thorn.
1:34
Lap 217: Pollard's lead continues to grow. Now up to a second as Pollard goes by Midgley.
1:33
Lap 216: Pollard's hauler traveld 2,653 miles to get here.
1:33
Lap 215: 35 laps to go in the Winter Showdown.
1:33
Lap 214: Pollard's lead is up to 0.834 seconds.
1:32
Lap 213: Thorn appears to be closing in on Sargeant for second.
1:32
Lap 211: Field is pretty much single file all the way around.
1:31
Lap 209: Pollard has about a 0.6 second lead over Sargeant.
1:31
Lap 208: Potts is sixth, Doss in seventh, Ash in eighth, Linny White is ninth and McCray is tenth.
1:30
Lap 207: About two car lengths separate the top four.
1:30
Lap 205: Pollard, Sergeant, Thorn, Rocha, and Peltier is your top five.
1:29
Lap 203: Pollard has about a two-car length lead over Sergeant.
1:29
GREEN FLAG LAP 202: Pollard gets a good restart on Sergeant. Thorn to third and Potts is up to fourth.
1:28
Lap 201: One to go at the line. Pollard on the outside line.
1:28
Lap 200: Still under our 11th caution. Clean up appears to be almost complete. Be back to racing for the final 50 laps.
1:27
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1:25
Lap 196: One of the top contenders, David Mayhew is out of the race.
1:25
Mayhew said he lost a motor.
1:24
Peltier and Ursetta will be getting their spots back.
1:24
It appears that Peltier and Ursetta spun due to fluid coming from Mayhew's car. Mayhew is in the pits and the hood is off the car.
1:22
McGunegill Engine Performance of Muncie, Indiana has been a leader in developing high performance, cost effective race engine solutions. The family run business, now owned and operated by DeWaine McGunegill, has led the development of the highly successful Sealed Engine program for Super Late Models in the last nine years. Their innovative Sealed Engine package has drastically cut the cost of purchasing a competitive Super Late Model engine. McGunegill Engine Performance has also been a top builder and rebuilder of crate engines competing in Pro Late Model divisions including the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by GM Performance Parts for several years. Click here for more information.
1:22
1:22
1:22
A big thank you to JRi Shocks for presenting today's Trackside Now for inaugural Winter Showdown from Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, California. Since its inception in 2007, JRI Shocks has utilized cutting edge technological advancements with over 100 years of collective experience in shock absorbers, hydraulics, and electronics to create high performance, high precision shock absorbers for the racing and automotive industry. For more information about JRI Shocks, please Click here to visit site
1:21
CAUTION LAP 190: Eleventh caution flies as Peltier and Ursetta spins in turn four.
1:20
Lap 187: Thorn on the inside of Mayhew, but it appears he is battling a loose car and can't make the move.
1:20
Lap 186: Toni McCray, only female in the race, runs 11th.
1:20
Lap 184: Sergeant cuts into Pollard's lead a little bit. But Pollard still has a 0.8 second lead.
1:19
Lap 183: Pollard wants to get this race done. He has a 5pm flight scheduled.
1:19
Lap 182: Pollard continues to have about a second lead over Sergeant.
1:18
Lap 181: Mayhew continues in third with Thorn on his bumper in fourth.
1:18
Lap 179: Pollard leads. Battle for third between Mayhew, Thorn and Peltier.
1:17
Lap 177: Pollard has opened up to about a second lead over Sergeant.
1:17
Lap 176: 6-10 Ursetta, Doss, Rocha,Voight, Potts
1:16
Lap 175: Pollard, Sergeant, Mayhew, Thorn, Peltier
1:16
Lap 174: Battle for third. Mayhew goes to third. Thorn is falling back to Peltier.
1:16
Lap 173: Thorn loose in two. Sergeant goes to second.
1:15
GREEN FLAG LAP 172: Pollard gets a good jump on Thorn and pulls away. Sergeant on the outside of Thorn for second.
1:14
One lap to go at the line. For the first time today, Bubba Pollard will restart on the outside.
1:14
The feel will double up.
1:12
We have 171 laps complete.
1:11
Red flag has been lifted and we are back to yellow.
1:11
It looks like we have 18 cars still in the race.
1:09
They believe the fluid is coming from Christian McGhee's car.
1:06
During this red flag, a crew member was allowed to come out and clean the windshields and give their driver something to drink.
1:06
1:05
Today's coverage of the Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, CA is presented by JOES Racing Products. Based in Everett, Washington, JOES Racing Products was started in 1989 by racer Joe Constance, for racers. Our company reflects an extension of the Constance Racing Family with racers on our staff that are competitive and know quality parts and why they work well. Check out their variety of products available for racers today. Click here to find a dealer near you today!
1:05
1:05
Brannon Earnest spearheaded short track shock technology with JRi Shocks that won countless races and championships throughout the country. Now, with his newly-formed and Mooresville, North Carolina-based Earnest Performance, Earnest is continuing that line of success in the short track industry. Earnest Performance offers one-on-one shock service and support for Super Late Models, Modifieds, Late Model Stock Cars and more, as well as a full-service, in-house shock program from sales to service to at-track advising. Earnest Performance is also a dealer for JRi Shocks. For more information on Earnest Performance, call 704-654-1492.
1:05
Positions 16-36

16. Darrell Midgley
17. Jacob Gomes
18. Tracy Bolin
19. Will Gallaher
20. Brandon White
21. Jonathon Gomez
22. Donny St. Ours
23. M.K. Kanke
24. Christian McGhee
25. Ryan Wells
26. David Ross
27. Chris Eggleston
28. Carlos Vieria
29. Jim Pettit II
30. Johnny White
31. Jason Fraser
32. Darren Bucklen
33. Scott Walker
34. Mike Longton
35. Eric Schmidt
36. Keith Spangler

1:02
It appears they are going to put out the red flag as they continue to try to clean up the fluid on the track.
1:00
We are showing 15 cars on the lead lap.
12:59
The final 10 laps of the race, caution laps will not count and the restarts will be single file.
12:59
Lap 165: We are still under caution as they continue to put oil dry down in turns one and two.
12:55
12:53
Lap 157, still under caution. Safety crew is putting oil dry down in turns one and two.
12:52
11. Toni McCray
12. Dustin Ash
13. Bobby Hodges
14. Noah Gragson
15. Linny White
12:52
Top ten after 155 laps

1. Pollard
2. Thorn
3. Mayhew
4. Sergeant
5. Peltier
6. Ursetta
7. Voight
8. Doss
9. Potts
10. Rocha

12:51
Lap 154: Safety crew is checking for fluid in turns three and four.
12:50
CAUTION LAP 153: Tenth caution for McGhee's spin in turn one.
12:49
Lap 151 Pollard leads Thorn, Mayhew, Sergeant and Peltier.
12:49
Lap 150: Pollard gets away from Thorn and has a two car length lead.
12:49
Lap 149: Pollard bobbles in two. Thorn on the inside for the lead.
12:48
Lap 148: Pollard gets a great run in turns one and two and goes to the lead.
12:48
Lap 147: Three car battle for the lead with Thorn in the lead.
12:48
GREEN FLAG LAP 146: Thorn gets a good jump on Pollard. Mayhew to third and challenging Pollard for second.
12:47
12:47
Gomes is back out after his stop.
12:47
Lap 144: Field is doubling up for a restart.
12:45
Lap 142: Still under caution. Jacob Gomes comes on pit road to look over his car.
12:45
Top Ten after 141 laps

1. Thorn
2. Pollard
3. Sergeant
4. Mayhew
5. Peltier
6. Ursetta
7. Voight
8. Hodges
9. Potts
10. Doss

12:44
CAUTION LAP 139: Ninth caution flies as Jacob Gomes spins in turn two.
12:43
Lap 138: Thorn back on the outside and takes the lead back.
12:43
Lap 137: Pollard scored as the leader that lap.
12:43
GREEN FLAG LAP 136: Pollard on the inside of Thorn for the lead.
12:42
Today's race pays $25k to the winner. $10k for second and $5000 for third. $2,000 to start.
12:41
12:41
McGunegill Engine Performance of Muncie, Indiana has been a leader in developing high performance, cost effective race engine solutions. The family run business, now owned and operated by DeWaine McGunegill, has led the development of the highly successful Sealed Engine program for Super Late Models in the last nine years. Their innovative Sealed Engine package has drastically cut the cost of purchasing a competitive Super Late Model engine. McGunegill Engine Performance has also been a top builder and rebuilder of crate engines competing in Pro Late Model divisions including the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by GM Performance Parts for several years. Click here for more information.
12:41
A big thank you to JRi Shocks for presenting today's Trackside Now for inaugural Winter Showdown from Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, California. Since its inception in 2007, JRI Shocks has utilized cutting edge technological advancements with over 100 years of collective experience in shock absorbers, hydraulics, and electronics to create high performance, high precision shock absorbers for the racing and automotive industry. For more information about JRI Shocks, please Click here to visit site
12:41
12:41
The red flag has been lifted and we are back to yellow.
12:40
St. Ours on the flatbed. (Speed51.com photo)
12:40
Bolin\'s car goes off on the hook. (Speed51.com photo)
12:39
We also got a report that no driver will be transported.
12:38
Brandon White is speaking on the PA, said he is not real sure what is wrong. White said that he injured his back a few months ago and may have aggravated it.
12:37
No one is real sure what started that melee off of turn two. Our eyes caught it at the tail end of it. Gallaher appears to have the worse damage.
12:36
We are still waiting for a confirmation that all drivers are alright. Most did walk away.
12:33
12:33
Today's coverage of the Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, CA is presented by JOES Racing Products. Based in Everett, Washington, JOES Racing Products was started in 1989 by racer Joe Constance, for racers. Our company reflects an extension of the Constance Racing Family with racers on our staff that are competitive and know quality parts and why they work well. Check out their variety of products available for racers today. Click here to find a dealer near you today!
12:33
12:33
Brannon Earnest spearheaded short track shock technology with JRi Shocks that won countless races and championships throughout the country. Now, with his newly-formed and Mooresville, North Carolina-based Earnest Performance, Earnest is continuing that line of success in the short track industry. Earnest Performance offers one-on-one shock service and support for Super Late Models, Modifieds, Late Model Stock Cars and more, as well as a full-service, in-house shock program from sales to service to at-track advising. Earnest Performance is also a dealer for JRi Shocks. For more information on Earnest Performance, call 704-654-1492.
12:32
Safety crew tends to Tracy Bolin and Brandon White\'s car. (Speed51.com photo)
12:31
Jonathon Gomez was also involved.(Speed51.com photo)
12:30
Jonathon Gomez was also involved.
12:29
Heavy damage to Gallaher\'s car. (Speed51.com photo)
12:28
The red flag is out.
12:27
Brandon White is also involved.
12:27
Will Gallaher has heavy damage. Kanke is also involved. So is Midgley, Bolin, and St. Our also involved.
12:26
CAUTION LAP 135: Big pileup off of turn two and the backstretch.
12:25
GREEN FLAG 132: Wild battle for second as Pollard goes three wide on Sergeant and Mayhew. Pollard back to second.
12:23
Lap 131: Field doubles up, one to go at the line.
12:23
Lap 129: Under caution. The scoring monitor is showing that Sergeant is now second and Pollard is third.
12:22
CAUTION LAP 128: Eighth caution as Christian McGhee spins in turn four.
12:21
Lap 127: Sergeant on the outside of Pollard for second.
12:21
GREEN FLAG LAP 126: Thorn once again gets the lead. Sergeant trying to get third.
12:20
One to go at the line for the final 125 laps. $25k on the line...who will get it?
12:20
Field is doubling up for a restart.
12:18
12:18
Thorn has led all 125 laps so far. There has been seven cautions, with the seventh being the competition yellow. 18 cars are on the lead lap.
12:16
The second half of cars are about to join the field. We should be back to racing shortly.
12:15
Pit stop for Sargeant and the No. 5s @WautersMotors5 team, no adjustments.#WinterShowdown pic.twitter.com/K4DVpQevyi
12:14
Linny White started 32nd and has moved his way to the 10th position. He got his spot through the last chance race yesterday.
12:13
Peltier, Gomes, and Mayhew get some fuel and tires. (Speed51.com photo)
12:12
Thorn and Pollard come in for service. (Speed51.com photo)
12:10
Still at our halfway break. The second half of cars are getting serviced now. The first group of cars are back on the track and have come to a stop on the front stretch.
12:10
12:04
Full field rundown after 125 laps

1. Derek Thorn
2. Bubba Pollard
3. Preston Peltier
4. Dalton Sergeant
5. Dominic Ursetta
6. David Mayhew
7. Jacob Gomes
8. Greg Voight
9. Bobby Hodges
10. Line White
11. Dustin Ash
12. Colby Potts
13. Toni McCray
14. Jeremy Doss
15. Blaine Rocha
16. Brandon White
17. Jonathan Gomez
18. Will Gallaher
19. Donny St. Ours
20. Noah Gragson
21. Tracy Bolin
22. M.K. Kanke
23. Darrell Midgley
24. Ryan Wells
25. Chris Eggleston
26. Christian McGhee
27. Carlos Vieria
28. Jim Pettit II
29. Johnny White
30. David Ross
31. Jason Fraser
32. Darren Bucklen
33. Scott Walker
34. Mike Longton
35. Eric Schmidt
36. Keith Spangler

11:59
11:59
McGunegill Engine Performance of Muncie, Indiana has been a leader in developing high performance, cost effective race engine solutions. The family run business, now owned and operated by DeWaine McGunegill, has led the development of the highly successful Sealed Engine program for Super Late Models in the last nine years. Their innovative Sealed Engine package has drastically cut the cost of purchasing a competitive Super Late Model engine. McGunegill Engine Performance has also been a top builder and rebuilder of crate engines competing in Pro Late Model divisions including the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by GM Performance Parts for several years. Click here for more information.
11:59
11:59
A big thank you to JRi Shocks for presenting today's Trackside Now for inaugural Winter Showdown from Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, California. Since its inception in 2007, JRI Shocks has utilized cutting edge technological advancements with over 100 years of collective experience in shock absorbers, hydraulics, and electronics to create high performance, high precision shock absorbers for the racing and automotive industry. For more information about JRI Shocks, please Click here to visit site
11:59
CAUTION LAP 125: We have reached the halfway break.
11:58
HALFWAY LAP 125
11:58
Lap 124: Thorn and Pollard break away. Peltier goes to third.
11:58
Lap 122: Pollard continues to to peak on the inside of Thorn for the lead.
11:57
Lap 121: Thorn's car appears to work well in the second groove while Pollard prefers the inside.
11:57
Lap 120: Thorn gets back out front, but Pollard is hanging with him.
11:56
Lap 118: Pollard on the inside of Thorn for the lead.
11:56
GREEN FLAG LAP 117: Thorn gets a little jump on Thorn but the outside line works and he leads.
11:55
Lap 116: One to go for the a restart.
11:55
Lap 115: Field is doubled up for the restart.
11:54
Lap 113: Still working our sixth caution. 12 laps away from the halfway break.
11:53
Eggleston said that its either an ignition or engine issue on his car.
11:52
Lap 111: Still under caution. Eggleston is out of his car and appears to be done for the day.
11:51
Lap 109: Still under caution. Chris Eggleston is on pit road. The hood is up on his car.
11:50
Lap 108: Safety crew puts down some more oil dry.
11:49
During the break, we will post a full rundown.
11:48
Lap 105: Still working our sixth caution. Oil dry was put down on the backstretch.
11:48
11:48
Today's coverage of the Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, CA is presented by JOES Racing Products. Based in Everett, Washington, JOES Racing Products was started in 1989 by racer Joe Constance, for racers. Our company reflects an extension of the Constance Racing Family with racers on our staff that are competitive and know quality parts and why they work well. Check out their variety of products available for racers today. Click here to find a dealer near you today!
11:48
11:48
Brannon Earnest spearheaded short track shock technology with JRi Shocks that won countless races and championships throughout the country. Now, with his newly-formed and Mooresville, North Carolina-based Earnest Performance, Earnest is continuing that line of success in the short track industry. Earnest Performance offers one-on-one shock service and support for Super Late Models, Modifieds, Late Model Stock Cars and more, as well as a full-service, in-house shock program from sales to service to at-track advising. Earnest Performance is also a dealer for JRi Shocks. For more information on Earnest Performance, call 704-654-1492.
11:47
The reason for the caution was for fluid on the track. It is believed that it came from Vieria's car, who said he is having rear-end issue.
11:46
Top Ten after 100 laps

1. Thorn
2. Pollard
3. Sergeant
4. Peltier
5. Mayhew
6. Ursetta
7. Gomes
8. Hodges
9. Eggleston
10. Voight

11:45
Lap 100: Under our sixth caution, we see Christian McGhee running slow and is in the pits.
11:44
CAUTION LAP 98: Sixth caution is out on the track. We are looking for the reason.
11:43
Lap 94: Thorn puts Vieria a lap down. Pollard is falling him. Sergeant is further back.
11:43
11:42
Lap 93: Thorn's lead is down to a half second due to the lap traffic.
11:42
Lap 92: Peltier gets by Mayhew for fourth.
11:42
Lap 91: Thorn puts Noah Gragson a lap down.
11:42
Lap 90: Thorn and Pollard are weaving their way through lap traffic.
11:41
Lap 89: Peltier still trying to get fourth from Mayhew.
11:41
Lap 88: Thorn puts Midgley a lap down. Pollard is closing in.
11:41
Lap 87: Peltier still on the inside of Mayhew for the fifth spot.

Thorn coming into heavy lap traffic.

11:40
Lap 86: Mayhew is falling back. Peltier on the inside of him for fourth.
11:40
Lap 85: Thorn has a comfortable lead over Pollard by 1.015 seconds.
11:39
Lap 84: Peltier runs fifth and Ursetta is sixth.
11:39
Lap 82: Thorn leads with Pollard getting some distance on Sergeant who is now in third and Mayhew in fourth.
11:39
Lap 81: Johnny White is slow and pulls in the pits.
11:38
Lap 80: Thorn has almost a second lead.
11:38
Lap 79: Pollard moves back to second. Sergeant looking for third.
11:38
Lap 78: Pollard gets a run on Mayhew after Mayhew went high out of four.
11:37
Lap 76: Pollard on the inside of Mayhew for second. Can't get a run out of the corners. Sergeant joins the battle.
11:37
Lap 75: Thorn, Mayhew, Pollard, Sergeant, and Peltier is your top five.
11:37
Lap 73: Pollard looks to the inside of two, but Mayhew keeps him tight and pulls away.
11:36
Lap 72: Thorn, Mayhew and Pollard are your top three.
11:36
Lap 71: Mayhew did make it work and goes to second.
11:36
Lap 70: Pollard gets a little loose out of two, but Mayhew can't take advantage.
11:35
GREEN FLAG LAP 69: Thorn gets another run on Pollard. Mayhew again is challenging for second.
11:34
11:34
Lap 68: One to go at the line.
11:34
Lap 65: Still under caution. Gallaher and Ryan Wells come on pit road for adjustments. Johnny White got a push and rejoins the field.
11:32
Top Ten after 64 laps

1. Thorn
2. Pollard
3. Sergeant
4. Mayhew
5. Peltier
6. Hodges
7. Ursetta
8. Gomes
9. Eggleston
10. Voight

11:31
Lap 62: St. Ours was able to drive away, but White is still parking on the in turn two. Safety officials are going to check him out.
11:30
CAUTION LAP 61: Fifth caution as St. Ours and Johnny White spins in turn two.
11:30
Lap 60: Sergeant completes the pass for third.
11:29
Lap 58: Battle for third continues as Sergeant is trying to get by Mayhew.
11:29
Lap 57: Pollard has caught up to Thorn's bumper. Sergeant on the inside of Mayhew for third.
11:28
Lap 55: Pollard is chasing down Thorn for the lead.
11:28
Lap 53: Thorn gets out on his own while Pollard gets away from Mayhew.
11:28
Lap 52: Pollard has the edge at the line for the runner-up spot.
11:27
Lap 51: Pollard gets loose out of four. Thorn gets the lead. Mayhew challenging Pollard for second.
11:27
GREEN FLAG LAP 50: Pollard hanging with Thorn on the inside out of two.
11:26
11:26
Lap 48: Still under caution. Field is doubled up and getting one to go at the line.
11:25
Top Ten after 46 laps

1. Thorn
2. Pollard
3. Sergeant
4. Mayhew
5. Peltier
6. Hodges
8. Gomes
9. Eggleston
10. Voight

11:24
CAUTION LAP 45: Fourth caution for Darren Bucklen. He has front end damage.
11:23
Lap 43: Sergeant and Mayhew battle for third. Pollard looking at the lead.
11:23
GREEN FLAG LAP 42: Thorn gets the lead. Pollard in second.
11:22
Jason Fraser is having brake issues.
11:22
Lap 40: Field is doubling up. We will get one to go at the line.
11:21
11:21
Comment From Guest

Bubba's crew chief this weekend is Joey Clanton

11:21
Under our third caution. Fraser is on pit road with his car on jack stands. Pettit is back in the pits.
11:20
CAUTION LAP 37: Gallaher spins in turn three. He gets in gear and pulls away.
11:20
GREEN FLAG LAP 36: Drag race into turn one. Thorn has the lead. Mayhew challenging Pollard for second.
11:19
Lap 35: One lap to go at the line and we will be back to green.
11:18
11:18
Caution laps count. 34 laps complete.
11:18
Top Ten

1. Thorn
2. Pollard
3. Sergeant
4. Mayhew
5. Peltier
6. Hodges
7. Gomes
8. Ursetta
9. Rocha
10. Eggleston

11:17
31 of the 250 laps are complete. We will take a break after 125 laps.
11:17
CAUTION LAP 31: Fraser spins off of turn four. Gallagher and Doss also spin.
11:16
Lap 30: Fraser is running sixth with Hodges in seventh and Gomes in eighth.
11:16
Lap 28: Thorn is taking a higher line in three and four while Pollard can get his left wheels right on the line.
11:15
Lap 26: About one second separates Pollard in second to Sergeant in third.
11:15
Lap 25: Thorn, Pollard, Sergeant, Mayhew and Peltier is your top five.
11:14
Lap 23: Pollard appears to get a better run in three and four as he continues to look at the inside of Thorn for the lead, but is showing patience.
11:14
Lap 21: Sergeant is able to get a car length on Mayhew.
11:13
Lap 20: Pollard taking a peak to the inside of Thorn in three and four, but sits back.
11:13
Lap 19: Pettit fixes his problem and joins the field.
11:13
Lap 18: Pollard staying close to Thorn as they break away.
11:12
Lap 17: Mayhew up to fourth and looking at Sargeant's bumper for third.
11:12
GREEN FLAG LAP 16: Thorn gets another jump and resumes the lead over Pollard and Sergeant now in third.
11:11
They took an extra lap.
11:11
Trailing arm broke on Pettit's car.
11:10
13 laps complete and the field gets one to go at the line.
11:10
11:10
Keith Spangler also came on pit road for an adjustment and returns to the track.
11:09
Field coming to the green flag. (Speed51.com photo)
11:09
Comment From His Mom

Go Mike Longton...Give it your best shot with what ya got..Love Mom

11:09
Top Ten

1. Thorn
2. Pollard
3. Peltier
4. Sergeant
5. Fraser
6. Mayhew
7. Gomes
8. Hodges
9. Eggleston
10. Ursetta

11:08
Jim Pettit II is on pit road and the crew is working on the rear of his car.
11:07
Damage to Schmidt\'s car. (Speed51.com photo)
11:05
CAUTION LAP 5: Eric Schmidt has spun and tagged the wall on the backstretch.
11:04
Lap 3: Top 16 are single file in the early going.
11:03
Lap 2: Thorn leads with Pollard in second and Peltier in third. Sargent and Fraser round out the top five.
11:03
GREEN FLAG: Fireworks in the air and Thorn takes the lead into turn three. Pollard to second.
11:02
One to go at the line. Thorn will start on the outside.  
11:01
11:01
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11:01
11:01
A big thank you to JRi Shocks for presenting today's Trackside Now for inaugural Winter Showdown from Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, California. Since its inception in 2007, JRI Shocks has utilized cutting edge technological advancements with over 100 years of collective experience in shock absorbers, hydraulics, and electronics to create high performance, high precision shock absorbers for the racing and automotive industry. For more information about JRI Shocks, please Click here to visit site
11:01
Field is doubled up.
11:00
Winter Showdown Starting Lineup
1 43 Derek Thorn Lakeport, CA
2 26b Bubba Pollard Senoia, GA
3 5s Dalton Sargeant Boca Raton, FL
4 18 Jim Pettit II Prunedale, CA
5 26p Preston Peltier Concord, NC
6 16 Jacob Gomes Manteca, CA
7 17 David Mayhew Bakersfield, CA
8 31 Jason Fraser McKee, WA
9 6u Dominic Ursetta Arvada, CO
10 22e Chris Eggleston Thornton, CO
11 21 Blaine Rocha Oakdale, CA
12 89 Bobby Hodges Carson City, NV
13 75 Jeremy Doss Upper Lake, CA
14 5g Will Gallaher Santa Rosa, CA
15 29v Greg Voigt Goleta, CA
16 19 Brandon White Eureka, CA
17 11a Dustin Ash Las Vegas, NV
18 05 Eric Schmidt Roseville, CA
19 51 Carlos Vieira Livingston, CA
20 22g Jonathon Gomez Buhl, ID
21 7 Johnny White Bakersfield, CA
22 20 Tracy Bolin Valley Springs, CA
23 66 Darren Bucklen Greeley, CO
24 6s Donny St. Ours Arvada, CO
25 81 Darrell Midgley Sidney, BC
26 77 Toni McCray Highland, CA
27 8 Noah Gragson Las Vegas, NV
28 37s Keith Spangler Landera Ranch, CA
29 5w Ryan Wells Hingham, MT
30 12 Colby Potts Stockton, CA
31 33 M.K. Kanke Frazier Park, CA
32 99w Linny White Colton, CA
33 57 David Ross Colton, CA
34 34 Scott Walker Prosser, WA
35 71 Christian McGhee Ontario, CA
36 37L Mike Longton Yakima, WA
10:59
He does, and we will see if he chooses the inside line.
10:59
Comment From Steve in Crestview, FL

Does Thorn get his choice to start the race?

10:59
Field is rolling on their pace laps.
10:55
The command has been given and the engines have come to life at Kern County Raceway Park.
10:54
10:54
Today's coverage of the Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, CA is presented by JOES Racing Products. Based in Everett, Washington, JOES Racing Products was started in 1989 by racer Joe Constance, for racers. Our company reflects an extension of the Constance Racing Family with racers on our staff that are competitive and know quality parts and why they work well. Check out their variety of products available for racers today. Click here to find a dealer near you today!
10:54
10:54
Brannon Earnest spearheaded short track shock technology with JRi Shocks that won countless races and championships throughout the country. Now, with his newly-formed and Mooresville, North Carolina-based Earnest Performance, Earnest is continuing that line of success in the short track industry. Earnest Performance offers one-on-one shock service and support for Super Late Models, Modifieds, Late Model Stock Cars and more, as well as a full-service, in-house shock program from sales to service to at-track advising. Earnest Performance is also a dealer for JRi Shocks. For more information on Earnest Performance, call 704-654-1492.
10:54
The invocation and national anthem are complete. Now we are just waiting for the magic words.
10:53
Comment From Aidan

good luck Preston, daddy and the crew from Aidan.

10:51
Comment From Gorelick

Good luck to Dustin Ash

10:51
David Mayhew is a favorite and has won many times at Kern County. (Speed51.com photo)
10:51
Thorn, Pollard, and Sargeant will start up front. (Speed51.com photo)
10:49
Pre-race ceremonies are underway from Kern County.
10:48
Just one change from the lineup. Buddy Shephard was scheduled to start the #24 car in the 35th position. He withdrew and Christian McGhee in the #71 car will take his place.
10:45
Joey Clanton is here serving as his crew chief.
10:45
Comment From A buckeye

Who's is Bubbas's crew chief this weekend?

10:41
Drivers have been called to their cars.
10:41
10:40
Comment From brandon

good luck Preston

10:40
Comment From ted

thanks for the coverage and thanks for the efforts of the racers and promoters in a very challenging situation

10:40
There is no live video stream...but it is being taped for a future airing on MAVTV.
10:40
Comment From Jeremy

is there any way to stream this Race and watch it

10:39
Comment From sportsman12

Hope for a great day there in CA. Go get em Bubba. Show them boys how its done! Snowball Derby FL.

10:39
Comment From Dusty from senioa ga

Thanks speed 51 for the coverage...good luck bubba pollard bring that trophy home

10:33
We appreciate everyone joining us today. We look forward to covering this inaugural event for you. We did lose some of our 51 crew due to travel, but we are going to do our best to provide the lap-by-lap coverage.
10:29
10:29
Comment From Batman

Good luck bubba

10:29
Comment From Steve in Crestview, FL

Great coverage Speed51.....keep up the good work. Go get 'em Bubba Pollard!

10:29
This is an 8-tire race.

There will be a break after 125 laps. Half of the field will come and get up to five minutes to make adjustment and change tires. Then the other half will do the same, then back to green flag racing.

10:28
They will have a brief opening ceremony with an innvocation and national anthem.  They will not do a driver introduction, then fire their engines and get going.
10:27
Winter Showdown Starting Lineup
1 43 Derek Thorn Lakeport, CA
2 26b Bubba Pollard Senoia, GA
3 5s Dalton Sargeant Boca Raton, FL
4 18 Jim Pettit II Prunedale, CA
5 26p Preston Peltier Concord, NC
6 16 Jacob Gomes Manteca, CA
7 17 David Mayhew Bakersfield, CA
8 31 Jason Fraser McKee, WA
9 6u Dominic Ursetta Arvada, CO
10 22e Chris Eggleston Thornton, CO
11 21 Blaine Rocha Oakdale, CA
12 89 Bobby Hodges Carson City, NV
13 75 Jeremy Doss Upper Lake, CA
14 5g Will Gallaher Santa Rosa, CA
15 29v Greg Voigt Goleta, CA
16 19 Brandon White Eureka, CA
17 11a Dustin Ash Las Vegas, NV
18 05 Eric Schmidt Roseville, CA
19 51 Carlos Vieira Livingston, CA
20 22g Jonathon Gomez Buhl, ID
21 7 Johnny White Bakersfield, CA
22 20 Tracy Bolin Valley Springs, CA
23 66 Darren Bucklen Greeley, CO
24 6s Donny St. Ours Arvada, CO
25 81 Darrell Midgley Sidney, BC
26 77 Toni McCray Highland, CA
27 8 Noah Gragson Las Vegas, NV
28 37s Keith Spangler Landera Ranch, CA
29 5w Ryan Wells Hingham, MT
30 12 Colby Potts Stockton, CA
31 33 M.K. Kanke Frazier Park, CA
32 99w Linny White Colton, CA
33 57 David Ross Colton, CA
34 34 Scott Walker Prosser, WA
35 71 Christian McGhee Ontario, CA
36 37L Mike Longton Yakima, WA
10:24
10:24
McGunegill Engine Performance of Muncie, Indiana has been a leader in developing high performance, cost effective race engine solutions. The family run business, now owned and operated by DeWaine McGunegill, has led the development of the highly successful Sealed Engine program for Super Late Models in the last nine years. Their innovative Sealed Engine package has drastically cut the cost of purchasing a competitive Super Late Model engine. McGunegill Engine Performance has also been a top builder and rebuilder of crate engines competing in Pro Late Model divisions including the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by GM Performance Parts for several years. Click here for more information.
10:24
10:24
A big thank you to JRi Shocks for presenting today's Trackside Now for inaugural Winter Showdown from Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, California. Since its inception in 2007, JRI Shocks has utilized cutting edge technological advancements with over 100 years of collective experience in shock absorbers, hydraulics, and electronics to create high performance, high precision shock absorbers for the racing and automotive industry. For more information about JRI Shocks, please Click here to visit site
10:24
Comment From Lenny

Go Thorn,Pollard,and Eggleston,Thanks for the coverage Speed 51

10:24
Comment From Derek

Good luck to Preston Peltier and crew!

10:24
Comment From racnlady

Thank you for staying and providing the coverage today!

10:17
The track is ready for today. (Speed51.com photo)
10:13
The field of 36 cars are going through pre-qualifying tech and being grided for today's race.  The stands just opened for the fans.  
10:13
10:13
Today's coverage of the Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, CA is presented by JOES Racing Products. Based in Everett, Washington, JOES Racing Products was started in 1989 by racer Joe Constance, for racers. Our company reflects an extension of the Constance Racing Family with racers on our staff that are competitive and know quality parts and why they work well. Check out their variety of products available for racers today. Click here to find a dealer near you today!
10:12
10:12
Brannon Earnest spearheaded short track shock technology with JRi Shocks that won countless races and championships throughout the country. Now, with his newly-formed and Mooresville, North Carolina-based Earnest Performance, Earnest is continuing that line of success in the short track industry. Earnest Performance offers one-on-one shock service and support for Super Late Models, Modifieds, Late Model Stock Cars and more, as well as a full-service, in-house shock program from sales to service to at-track advising. Earnest Performance is also a dealer for JRi Shocks. For more information on Earnest Performance, call 704-654-1492.
10:12
Good morning from Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, California for today's running of the SRL Southwest Tour's Winter Showdown.

Mother Nature won last night but so far we have partly sunny skies and officials are looking to wave the green flag as close to 11am PST.

10:10
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Trackside Now: Inaugural Winter Showdown at Kern County (CA) – 3/1/15