Irwindale’s All-Star Showdown Gets A Purse Increase

Thorn Dominates Irwindale
Derek Thorn won the All-Star Showdown at Irwindale Speedway this year, earning a $25,000 payday. (Steve Himelstein photo)

IRWINDALE, Calif. – Irwindale Speedway has announced that the 2021 edition of the Sunrise Ford All-Star Showdown will offer an increase payout to the race winners of the super late model and pro late model portion of the event.

Thanks to Sunrise Ford, the winner’s prize for the super late model and pro late model races will increase by $5,000 in 2021, awarding $30,000 and $15,000 to the respective winners of the super late model and pro late model features.

This year Derek Thorn took home $25,000 for winning the super late model feature, while Cole Williams earned $10,000 for winning the pro late model feature.

“The 2020 Sunrise Ford All-Star Showdown was phenomenal. The awesome feedback from our fans and competitors really pushed us to try and take things to the next level in 2021” said Irwindale Speedway President Tim Huddleston. “Bob and Maureen Bruncati, Lisa and I, along with SRL and the entire Irwindale Speedway team could not be more excited about the future of this great event.”

The Sunrise Ford All-Star Showdown will also serve as the season opener the SRL SPEARS Southwest Tour.

“There’s not a better place to start the 2021 season than at Irwindale Speedway in sunny Southern California,” stated the SRL’s Larry Collins.  “And there’s not a better track when it comes to three, four and sometimes five wide racing. We appreciate Tim Huddleston and Bob Bruncati for putting this event together and having the SPEARS Southwest Tour and the SPEARS Manufacturing Modified Series be part of it.”