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Bakersfield, CA (February 18, 2021) – The Sixth Annual Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway will offer a unique payout structure for the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series championship event.

“It’s pretty straight forward, the Winter Showdown is a 150-lap race and there will be a payout awarded at the half-way point of the race at lap 75.  The same payout will be awarded again on lap 150 at the finish,” stated the SRL’s Brian Olsen.  “It’s one race, 150 laps with championship points awarded based on the finish at lap 150.  The purse structure will ensure the racing will be competitive throughout the first 75 laps, and for sure the second 75 laps to the finish.”

It’s not a segment race, it’s 150 laps, but there’s a built-in incentive to race hard the first 75 laps.  At the half-time break, teams will be able to put on four Hoosier Tires, refuel and make adjustments.  Single car qualifying followed by heat races will set the field for the “Winter Showdown 150”.

“We don’t like gimmicks when it comes to prize money.  However, we do like incentives to keep the racing interesting, so we think we’ve come up with a pretty cool payout structure for the Winter Showdown,” added the SRL’s Larry Collins. 

Celebrating its “21st Season”, the SPEARS (SRL) Southwest Tour Series had a record-breaking season opening event at Irwindale Speedway with 46 entries on February 6th.

The Sixth Annual Winter Showdown is Saturday, March 20th at Bakersfield’s Kern County Raceway starting at 2pm.  The event will feature the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series, the Spears Manufacturing Modified Series and Super Stocks.  Two-Day Race Team Pit Passes $80, single day $50 and All Access Fan Passes will be available on Saturday starting at 11am at $30 each.  RV and Tail Gate spaces available at $300 each, includes eight Fan Passes.  Social distancing protocols will be in place.

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6th Annual SPEARS Southwest Tour Series – March 19th & 20th, 2021

Kern County Raceway

Friday, March 19th

1:00pm                                                    Gates

3:00 – 4:00pmSpears Manufacturing Modified Series Practice

4:00 – 4:45pm                                        SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Practice

4:45 – 5:00pm                                        Super Stocks Practice

5:00 – 5:30pmSpears Manufacturing Modified Series Practice

5:30 – 6:15pm                                        SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Practice

6:15 – 6:30pm                                        Super Stocks Practice

6:30 – 7:00pmSpears Manufacturing Modified Series Practice

7:00 – 7:45pm                                        SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Practice

7:45 – 8:15pm                                        Super Stock Practice

Saturday, March 20th  

8:00am                                                     Gates

8:45am                                                Super Stocks Driver/Crew Chief Meeting     

9:00amSPEARS Modified Driver/Crew Chief Meeting

9:30am                                                     SPEARS Super Late Driver/Crew Chief Meeting

9:50am – 10:10am                                Super Stocks Practice

10:10am –10:40amSpears Manufacturing Modified Series Practice                 

10:40am – 11:00am                              SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Practice

11:00am                                                  Super Stock Qualifying Tech

11:30am                                            11:20amSpears Manufacturing Modified Series Qualifying Tech

12:00pm                                                  SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Qualifying Tech

12:45pm                                                  Super Stock Qualifying – Followed by Impound

1:00pmSpears Manufacturing Modified Series Qualifying –Impound

1:20pm                                                    SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Qualifying – Impound

2:00pm         Spears Manufacturing Modified Showdown

                      SPEARS Southwest Tour Series – Qualifying Heats (1-2-3)

                  Super Stock Showdown

                  6th Annual SPEARS Southwest Tour Series ‘Winter Showdown 150’

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