BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The SPEARS Pro Late Model Series will make its debut next year with 10 races across the West Coast.
Nine of the 10 races will share dates with the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series, with live streaming provided by SPEARSRacing.TV and national television coverage on MAVTV.
“Both the competitors and sponsors have been pushing for us to sanction a pro late model series and everything has come together for the 2021 season,” stated the SRL’s Larry Collins. “Many of our sponsors and media partners have jumped on board to make 2021 a big year for the pro late models, including the Sigma Performance Services winner’s bonus to guarantee a minimum of $3,000 to win at each series event.”
The SPEARS Pro Late Model Series presented by Sigma Performance Services will feature the basic pro late model rules established throughout the state, with the series engine rules for each race following whatever the local track engine rules are for the division.
“SPS is proud to be part of this exciting new venture with the SRL and the pro late model class,” said SPS’ Joe Farre. “As a long-time competitor, owner and contributor to the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series we have developed a strong appreciation for the quality and integrity of racing that Larry, Brian and the whole organization has brought to west coast racing. SPS is proud of the work that we have done to support the Pro Late Model class within the west, and we feel strongly that racer’s need a place, and a class of racing, that provides an affordable path to competitive racer’s that want to progress through the ranks of late model stock car racing. We cannot think of a better group of people to organize and lead this new opportunity for west coast racers.”
In 2021, the SPEARS Pro Late Model Series presented by Sigma Performance Services will join the SRL’s other two series, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series and Spears Manufacturing Modified Series presented by Lucas Oil at host race tracks All-American Speedway, Kern County Raceway, Stockton 99 and Irwindale Speedway.
All three series are eligible for drivers 14 years old and older.
Marque events for the SPEARS Pro Late Model Series include the $15,000-to-win pro late model race during the All-Star Showdown at Irwindale Speedway’s third-mile oval on Feb. 6 and the $7,600-to win-race on Kern County Raceway half-mile on June 26.