Brian Olsen, part of the SPEARS SRL Southwest management team, is our guest on Fan4Racing Fan2Fan NASCAR & Race Talk on Monday, February 16, at 9:30 pm ET. During the LIVE broadcast, call 714-202-9918 or tweet, @Fan4RacingSite or @Sal_Sigala any questions/comments.
The management team of the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series proudly presents the “Winter Showdown 250” for Tour Cars and Super Late Models at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, California, February 27 and 28. The race also features a 75-lap event for the Lucas Oil Modifieds on Saturday.
The nationally televised on MAVTV, “Winter Showdown” will be one of the richest asphalt short track events in the nation, with over $150,000.00 in prize money, and a record $25,000.00 payday to the winner of the Winter Showdown 250. Continue reading →
Ryan Partridge is our next guest on Fan4Racing Fan2Fan NASCAR & Race Talk on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 9:30 pm ET. During the LIVE broadcast call 714-202-9918 or Tweet @Fan4RacingSite or @Sal_Sigala with any questions or comments.
Bob Bruncati, one of the most successful team owners in the K&N Pro Series West with his Sunrise Ford Racing team and rookie Ryan Partridge is one of two drivers on the Brucati team for the 2015 season.
Although Partridge, 26, is a rookie to the K&N Pro Series West, he’s no stranger to racing. His grandfather, Bernie Partridge, is a legendary announcer for the NHRA and his father is also heavily involved in racing. So it seems more than fitting that Ryan Partridge would find a love in the sport as well. After seeing his older brother compete in Quarter Midgets, Ryan Partridge became enthralled with the sport and wasted no time getting out on the track himself. The Rancho Cucamonga, California, native has dominated the Southern California racing scene for years, with Irwindale being one of his most successful tracks. Continue reading →
Derek Thorn is our next guest on Fan4Racing Fan2Fan NASCAR & Race Talk on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 9:30 pm ET. Call 347-996-5176during the LIVE broadcast with any questions or comments.
Derek Thorn set a new track record but faced a challenging night at the Bullring in Las Vegas enroute to the 2014 Spears SRL Southwest Tour Championship.
Thorn, a Lakeport, CA native who now calls Bakersfield home, only needed to finish twenty-fifth or better at the season finale because of a 92 point margin over second place Jeremy Doss. Thorn had enjoyed Victory Lane four times in 2014 and until Saturday’s Las Vegas finale had not had a DNF all season.
Thorn’s Byron Campbell Motorsports, Four Star Fruit #43 Chevy was good in practice, running some of the fastest laps among the weekend’s drivers. As qualifying began, several cars flirted with breaking the track record and Jeremy Doss put up a blistering time of 14:454. Thorn rolled out a few cars later and surpassed Doss with a new track record of 14:308! With only the #28 of Nick Williams and the #4 of Chad Stulzman waiting to qualify, it only took a few minutes to solidify Thorn’s track record.
The invert for the start of the championship race had Thorn starting 9th with a stellar field of cars just ahead of him. The pace was slowed on laps 4 and 7 for caution flags that took out a couple of competitors, and left Thorn in fifth as racing resumed on lap 13. As Thorn and Doss battled for position, incidental contact between the two allowed Doss to gain an advantage as the two began closing on race leader Ross Strmiska, with Brandon White challenging from behind.
Lap 27 proved to be costly in the chase for a fifth victory. After gaining the advantage over Doss, Thorn and Doss were caught up in an accident that also collected Eric Schmidt and Brandon White. While the wreck would end the night for Thorn and White, Derek had already succeeded in securing the 2014 championship. The Byron Campbell Motorsports team gathered with Derek at the Start/Finish line after the race and all were soon reveling in the Bullring applause as Thorn was introduced to the crowd as the SPEARS SRL CHAMPION for 2014.
Blaine Perkinsis our next guest on Fan4Racing Fan2Fan NASCAR & Race Talk on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 9:30 pm ET. Call 347-996-5176during the LIVE broadcast with any questions or comments.
In the second Late-Model event of the Celebrity Race Night at Irwindale Speedway, on September 27th, Blaine Perkins raced the HPR No. 55 Chevy that he took over on July 5 when driver Cole Custer became one of 12 NASCAR Next–2014 drivers on a fast-track to national series stardom.
Creating a showcase of youthful stars of the sport, the starting lineup for the second Late-Model race of the night put fast-timer Zane Smith outside row four, with leading Late-Model rookie Christian McGhee, 16, and Blaine Perkins, 14, occupying the front row. Series track championship contenders McCray and Partridge were in row two. Continue reading →
Richie Cramptonis our next guest on Fan4Racing Fan2Fan NASCAR & Race Talkon Monday, September 8, 2014 at 9:30 pm ET. Call 347-996-5176 during the LIVE broadcast with any questions or comments.
One year ago, Top Fuel rookie Richie Crampton was a crew member for Morgan Lucas Racing that thought he was living the dream when he was asked to fill in and test a dragster for MLR driver Brandon Berstein. Last Monday at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Crampton was crowned champion of the 60th annual US Nationals, making him the newest king of the drag racing world. Continue reading →