Thursday, December 27, 2018

New Season Brings New Partnership

Via SRL Media

Bakersfield, CA – The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series and Traffic Management, Inc. (TMI) are proud to jointly announce a new partnership for the 2019 race season.

The kickoff off to this new partnership will begin at the Fifth Annual Winter Showdown on February 1-2, at Kern Country Raceway. TMI will serve as the title sponsor of “Winter Showdown Qualifying”, billed as the “Winter Showdown Qualifying Controlled by Traffic Management, Inc.”. The Winter Showdown qualifying (Friday, February 1) is one of the most exciting events of the weekend, as the top Super Late Model drivers from around the nation attempt to lock themselves into the “Winter Showdown 300”.

“Partnering with companies like TMI is great for not only our series, but for short track racing as a whole.” commented the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series’ Brian Olsen. “We are very grateful that TMI chose the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series to bring awareness to their ever-growing company while exploring new ways to entertain their customers and employees.”

TMI is a privately-owned minority business, based in Southern California, co-owned by brothers Chris and Jonathan Spano. The company started with very humble beginnings in 1995 out of the garage of their great grandmother. Today, nearly 25 years later, TMI is one of the largest organically grown traffic management companies in the United States. TMI’s complete knowledge of traffic control management is integral to the daily flow of the lives of commuters. Its engineers design traffic plans that result in lane closures due to road repairs, large events and infrastructure projects.

Rusty Lewis, TMI’s Technical Project Development Manager remarked “TMI’s business is all about keeping our clients, employees and communities safe, which makes us extremely excited to be involved by sponsoring the safety aspect of this racing series”.

TMI will be highlighted during each ‘Caution Period’ (Yellow Flag) throughout the race season, as each ‘Caution Period’ in 2019 will be referenced as the “Traffic Management Inc. - Serious About Safety Caution”.

In addition to the Winter Showdown, TMI will proudly serve as the presenting sponsor of two SPEARS Southwest Tour Series races in 2019, along with hosting hundreds of customers and employees throughout the ’19 season.

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About SPEARS MANUFACTURING: Spears Manufacturing is a world leader in plastic pipe products. SPEARS’ maintains over one million square feet of manufacturing facilities in four states and nine distribution centers across the USA for worldwide distribution. For more information go to

About the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series: Celebrating its nineteenth season in 2019, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series is a regional stock car series competing on paved ovals in the southwestern portion of the U.S. “The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series…Where the Champions Race”.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Longtime Series Sponsor in at 2019 Winter Showdown

Via SRL Media

Bakersfield, CA – The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series is pleased to announce that Motor City GMC will be the title sponsor of the 2019 Winter Showdown Super Stock race. The “Motor City GMC Super Stock Showdown” will be held on the opening night of the 2019 Winter Showdown on Friday, February 1, 2019.

Motor City GMC, located in Bakersfield, CA, is the #1 volume Buick GMC dealer in California and is a ten-time GMC Dealer of the Year award winner. They are a long-time SPEARS Southwest Tour Series sponsor, second only to series title sponsor, Spears Manufacturing.

“The commitment to Kern County runs deep in our company, and we are so happy to see the racing community support both Motor City and KCRP to bring us all this once a year opportunity, couldn’t be happier!” stated Motor City GMC’s Chief Operating Officer, John Pitre.

The “Motor City GMC Super Stock Showdown” will be a segmented race featuring two 30-lap segments. Joining the Motor City GMC Super Stock Showdown on Opening night will be the thrilling “Winter Showdown Qualifying Controlled by Traffic Management, Inc.”. The evening will also include the highly anticipated “Spears Manufacturing Modified Series All Star Race” and the “Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse Last Chance Race for the Winter Showdown 300”.

Motor City GMC will also provide the sleek 2019 GMC Sierra to pace all of the fields at the 2019 Winter Showdown.

"Motor City GMC’s continued support of what we do is beyond appreciative. They’ve been with us since the beginning and John (Pitre) has always gotten behind motorsports here in Kern County and beyond. We’re excited to have them a part of the 5th Annual Winter Showdown, along with hosting their customers and employees for two great days of racing” stated the Winter Showdown’s Brian Olsen.

The nationally televised Winter Showdown, the “Richest Short Track Race in the Nation” with over $150,000 in prize money, draws the top Super Late Model and Tour car drivers in North America.

The 5th Annual Winter Showdown, Friday, February 1st and Saturday afternoon, February 2nd. Friday ticket prices are $20 Reserved, $15 General Admission, $10 Junior (Ages 6 to 15), and Kids Five and under are FREE. Saturday ticket prices are $30 for Reserved, $25 General Admission, $15 Junior (Ages 6 to 15), and Kids Five and under are FREE. The “51 FIFTY Energy Drink Modified Showdown” and the “Spears Manufacturing Winter Showdown 300” will highlight this must see event! Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the Kern County Raceway office at 661-835-1264.

All American Speedway Reveals Driver Appreciation Bonuses

Via All American Speedway Media

ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA (December 24, 2018) – The 2019 season at All American Speedway will mark the first full championship year under the guidance of Bill McAnally Racing Promotions. In an effort to attract strong car counts, Bill McAnally has announced a variety of contingency prizes and bonus incentives for the speedway’s competitors. This year will also mark a return of NASCAR Home Tracks sanctioning to the track located @The Grounds in Roseville, CA.

Awards will be reserved only for drivers who compete full-time at the one-third mile oval in 2019. One major prize leads the list; Late Model and Limited Modified drivers will be entered for a test in a BMR-prepared Toyota Camry in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West with the opportunity to compete in the West race on October 12th at the track.

Full-time Late Model, Jr. Late Model, Limited Modified, and Super Stock drivers will be entered into drawings for trips such as the Phoenix NASCAR Cup Series weekend in November 2019, the Daytona Speedweeks in 2020, and trips to the 2019 NASCAR Awards Banquet in Las Vegas and the 2019 NASCAR Touring Awards Banquet in Charlotte. A GM Performance 602 Crate Engine will also be given away while Late Model and Jr. Late Model drivers will be eligible for a complete Five Star Body award as well.

All American Speedway has partnered with many of its track sponsors to create sponsorship package giveaways for the 2020 season. Late Model, Jr. Late Model, and Limited Modified drivers will be eligible for a drawing for a $2,500 sponsorship, while Limited Modifieds and Super Stocks will have a $1,500 sponsorship drawing. Super Stocks, Mini Cups/Bandoleros, and F4s will have an additional $1,000 sponsorship drawing. Full-time entries in the F4 class will receive a free pit pass for each consecutive race they compete in throughout 2019 to help ease their costs to compete.

Kevin Harvick Management will offer $700 in cash contingency bonuses each night across the Late Model, Jr. Late Model, Limited Modified, and Super Stock divisions. The cash will go to the fourth place driver (or next eligible full-time driver) at the halfway and the finish of each race.

The 2019 All American Speedway schedule begins with Open Practices on March 23 and March 30, before a tech day on April 6 and the season opener on April 13. SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour cars will join the night of NASCAR action for one of the biggest season openers in many years at the track. Weekly track championship battles will run until November 2nd with the Championship Awards Gala rounding out festivities on November 23rd.

Stay tuned to for more information on tickets, rules, and purses for the 2019 season. More information can be found by calling the track info line at (916) 786-2025. The All American Speedway is located at 800 All America City Blvd in Roseville, CA.