Bakersfield, CA — The Winter Showdown week will begin with a kick off party presented by Visit Bakersfield on Thursday evening, February 25th starting at 5pm. Race teams and fans will be invited to the area’s newest brewery, TEMBLOR Brewing Company at 3200 Buck Owens Boulevard in Bakersfield.
In addition to great beer, food and games, fans can meet the drivers, see the team’s rigs and cars on display, raffle prizes, purchase event merchandise and enjoy great food and drink specials. Weekend Pit Credentials will be available for the teams to purchase while at the Kick off Party.
“It’s a great way to start the weekend and welcome teams and fans to Bakersfield,” stated Visit Bakersfield’s Manager David Lyman. “We want the teams and the fans to come out and enjoy some time together before things get started at the track and get the most out of the Winter Showdown experience while they’re here in Bakersfield.”
Temblor Brewing Company is a 14,000 square foot state of the art brewery and kitchen. Locally owned, Temblor Brewing Company has a 600-gallon brewery producing eight flagship beers with a pub featuring a delicious lunch and dinner menu.
After the Winter Showdown Kick Off Party, the race teams will have the option to take their rigs from TEMBLOR straight to Kern County Raceway Park to be officially parked for the weekend. The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series officiating team will be at track to get the teams into the proper order and parked in their assigned pit for the weekend.
The 2016 Winter Showdown weekend will be headlined by the Sunday, February 28th $30,000 to win “Winter Showdown 250” for Super Late Models. Sunday will also feature the Super Late Model Last Chance Qualifier. Saturday, February 27th will feature; Super Late Model qualifying and qualifying races, along with a full program of the Lucas Oil Modified Series, featuring an 80 lap main event.
For more event information, go to the “Winter Showdown” icon at www.SRLSouthwestTour.com. Winter Showdown general admission and reserved seat tickets are on sale now at http://www.kernraceway.com/#!tickets/c1cuz.
-Winter Showdown Press Release. Photo credit: Speed51.com