BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – SPEARS Southwest Tour Series presented by Lucas Oil officials have announced the super late model tour’s schedule of events for the upcoming season.
Celebrating its nineteenth championship season, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series presented by Lucas Oil will begin the year with the Winter Showdown on Feb. 1-2 and close out its championship at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Nov. 23.
The series will have a record six nationally-televised events on MAVTV.
“We had a record year for car count in 2018,” said SRL’s Larry Collins. “With the addition of the increased television coverage by MAVTV, the quality race tracks that are hosting us this year and our new association with Lucas Oil, 2019 should be a great year for the series.”
The Winter Showdown will be a non-points event and will be the debut of the Spears Manufacturing Modified Series presented by Lucas Oil, which was formerly the Lucas Oil Modifieds.
The Winter Showdown weekend will also feature the Motor City Super Stock Showdown, whose main event will be part of 51FIFTY Opening Night.
The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series points chase will begin on March 23 at Irwindale Speedway and end at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on November 23, with both of these events televised by MAVTV.
Other MAVTV events will include both Madera events on June 8 and Sept. 28, the Winter Showdown and the June 29 race at Kern County Raceway.
“With the support of our contingency sponsors, we’re also able to continue the Winner’s Bonus for 2019, which pays a minimum of $5,000 to the winner of each race,” continued Collins.
The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will make two annual stops to all its host racetracks, except for All-American Speedway in Roseville, Calif., which will host a single event on April 13.
Irwindale Speedway will host the series on March 23 and July 20, The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on May 4 and November 23, Madera Speedway on June 8 and Sept. 28 and Kern County Raceway on June 29 and Oct. 26.
For the eighth consecutive year, Spears Manufacturing will support the SPEARS Frequent Flyer Program, which awards teams a minimum of $1,000 for starting a SPEARS Southwest Tour Series main event after they have competed in three consecutive series races.
2019 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Schedule
Date – Venue – Location
Feb. 1-2 – Kern County Raceway Park* – Bakersfield, Calif.
March 23 – Irwindale Speedway – Irwindale, Calif.
April 13 – All-American Speedway – Roseville, Calif.
May 4 – The Bullring at Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nev.
June 8 – Madera Speedway – Madera, Calif.
June 29 – Kern County Raceway Park – Bakersfield, Calif.
July 20 – Irwindale Speedway – Irwindale, Calif.
Sept. 28 – Madera Speedway – Madera, Calif.
Oct. 26 – Kern County Raceway Park – Bakersfield, Calif.
Nov. 23 – The Bullring at Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nev.
* – non-points event