BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – 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,” said 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.”
The event is not a segment race. Instead, the 150-lap race is offering built-in incentives to race hard for 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.
The race leader at the end of the first 75 laps will earn $5,000, with $5,000 also up for grabs at the end of the 150-lap main event. The runner-up overall and at the end of 75 laps will receive $1,000, with the purse decreasing steadily from there.
“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 SRL’s Larry Collins.