Pettit Memorial Triple Crown Races Set

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series has confirmed the three events that will make up the 2014 Pat Pettit Memorial Triple Crown.

The Aug. 16 event  at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway, the Sept. 28 at Pikes Peak Int’l Raceway in Fountain, Colo., and the Nov. 1 event at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., will make up the Triple Crown.

Jim Pettit, the father of three-time SPEARS Southwest Tour Series champion Jim Pettit II, announced he would fund the three-race bonus program in honor of his late wife Patricia, who the Pettit Family lost in December of 2010.

Each of the three events that make up the Pat Pettit Memorial Triple Crown will pay a cash bonus to the winner. The winner at Irwindale Speedway on Aug. 16 will score a total of $5,003 for the win, the winner of the Sept. 28th race at Pikes Peak Int’l Raceway will receive a series record of $15,003, and the winner of the Pat Pettit Memorial Triple Crown finale at Kern County Raceway Park on Nov. 1 will take home $10,003 for the win.

The driver who scores the most points within the three races that make up the Pat Pettit Memorial Triple Crown will be awarded a commemorative trophy and a $1,003 cash award at the 2014 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Championship Awards Banquet. If a driver can win all three races of the Pat Pettit Memorial Triple Crown, they would collect more than $31,000 in prize money.