Fans Guide to the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Winter Showdown

Fan4Racing Radio guest Brian Olsen at 9:30 pm ET on Monday, February 6, 2017

Brian Olsen is our guest on Fan4Racing NASCAR & Race Talk, Monday, February 6, 2016 at 9:30 pm ET. Call 929-477-1790 or tweet @Fan4RacingSite or @Sal_Sigala with any questions or comments during our LIVE broadcast.

The third Annual Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway in Bakersfield, California is this weekend February 10th and 11th. The weekend’s main event is Saturday, February 11th with the $30,000 to win, “SPEARS Manufacturing Winter Showdown 250” for Super Late Models. The weekend begins on Friday night, February 10th at the paved half-mile with the “51 FIFTY Energy Drink Opening Night”, featuring the “Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse Fast 12” and the “Race for Autism Qualifying Races.”

Make the Most of the Winter Showdown Weekend: February 8, 9, 10, 11, 2017


  • Super Late Model Registration, Parking and Optional Tech Day 10:30 am to 4:30 pm.


  • Tech inspection for the Super Late Models will take place starting at 9:30 am, with the cars hitting the track for the first time at 12:00 pm and concluding at 4:30 pm.
  • The “Winter Showdown Kick Off Party” at the Buck Owen’s Crystal Palace (2800 Buck Owens Blvd) presented by “Visit Bakersfield” on Thursday evening starting at 7 pm. As part of the evening, the Top-Ten in the 2016 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will be honored, including Three-Time SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Champion, Derek Thorn.


  • Lucas Oil Modifieds will move on to the Kern County Raceway grounds at 10:30 am and will see three practice sessions, with the first one at 1:30 pm.
  • The Super Late Models will have one practice session from 12:00 pm-1:30 pm.
  • Super Late Model Qualifying will take place starting at 6:30 pm.

After Opening Ceremonies or the “51 FIFTY Energy Drink Opening Night”,at 7:30 pm, the Lucas Oil Modifieds will put on a show for the fans with “Spray Nine Top-Nine of 2016”. The Top-Ten drivers from the 2016 Lucas Oil Modifeds, will battle it for nine laps. Then its back to the Super Late Models with the “Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse Fast 12”, featuring the fastest 12 drivers from qualifying racing for the top 12 starting positions for Saturday’s SPEARS Manufacturing Winter Showdown 250. The night will finish off with the “Race for Autism – Qualifying Races”.

  • Spectator Gates 5:30 pm – Opening Ceremonies at 7:30 pm.
  • Adult General Admission $15, Youth (6-15) General Admission $10, Kids 5 & under Free. Reserved Seating $20. 


  • The main event of the weekend will be the Saturday evening, $30,000 to win, “SPEARS Manufacturing Winter Showdown 250” for Super Late Models. The racing will begin with Super Late Model Last Chance Race” at 3:10 pm, where teams will be racing for the final three starting positions in the SPEARS Manufacturing Winter Showdown 250. After opening ceremonies at 5:00 pm, the Lucas Oil Modifieds main event will kick things off with the “Spray Nine 50”. Then its final event of the 2017 Winter Showdown, the $30,000 to win “SPEARS Manufacturing 250”.
  • Spectator Gates 3 pm, Showdown Last Chance Race 3:10 pm, the 2017 Winter Showdown Opening Ceremonies 5:00 pm.
  • Adult General Admission $25, Youth (6-15) General Admission $15, Kids 5 & under Free. Reserved Seating $30. 


  • A limited amount of “Rowdy Roundup” with Kyle Busch ticket packages are available for fans to purchase. This special ticket will allow fans to attend a meet and greet with Busch on Saturday afternoon before the race, get his autograph and have their picture taken with him. If you are interested contact Kern County Raceway at 661-835-1264.

The Third Annual Winter Showdown is presented by:

SPEARS Manufacturing – 51 FIFTY Energy Drink –

S.A. Camp Pump & Drilling – KUZZ AM55 / FM107.9 – KBAK 29/KBFX 58

Race For Autism – Spray Nine – Hoosier Racing Tire – Motor City GMC

Lucas Oil – Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse in Colton & San Dimas

SUNOCO Race Fuels –

SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News & Notes – March 18, 2016



NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Next Race: Alpha Energy Solutions 250
The Place: Martinsville Speedway
The Date: Saturday, April 2
The Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
TV: FS1, 2 p.m. ET
Radio: MRN, SiriusXM Ch. 90
Distance: 131.5 miles (250 laps)


Kligerman Heads NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Standings

Two races into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, Parker Kligerman leads the standings by one point over Daniel Hemric on the strength of a third-place (Daytona) and eighth-place (Atlanta) finish. Following Hemric is John Hunter Nemechek (-3 points behind Kligerman), Timothy Peters (-6) and Tyler Young (-8).

Although Kligerman ranks first in points, Nemechek and Johnny Sauter are the only drivers who have earned berths in the Camping World Truck Series Chase, via their wins at Atlanta and Daytona, respectively.

KBM Truck Drivers Ready To Sharpen Skills In Rattler 250

Three Kyle Busch Motorsports drivers are keeping their skills sharp this off weekend by competing in the 40th annual Rattler 250 Super Late Model race at South Alabama Speedway on Sunday.

Last season’s winner Christopher Bell and NASCAR Next member William Byron will pilot KBM cars, while Cody Coughlin is with his family owned team.

NASCAR Next member Dalton Sargeant, who has four truck series starts to his credit, is also scheduled to compete.

PPV of the Rattler 250 is available at


Fan4Racing Fan2Fan NASCAR & Race Talk – Monday, July 21, 2014

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Guests include K&N West driver, James Bickford talking about his 2014 season and his recent win at State Line Speedway in Idaho. Bickford is a cousin to Sprint Cup driver Jeff Gordon.

Late Model driver, Todd Gilliland talks about racing with his father David and grandfather Butch during ‘Family Night’ at Irwindale Speedway and finishing third.

Join host Sharon Burton and co-host Sal Sigala every Monday night 8:30 to 10 pm ET as we bring fans the smartest racing talk around on Fan4Racing Fan2Fan NASCAR & Race Talk.

Listen to our round table conversation with drivers, crew & other racing personalities as we discuss the hottest topics leading up to the next race!

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Todd Gilliland’s Star Shines Brightest in Family Night at Irwindale

Todd Gilliland is our next guest on Fan4Racing Fan2Fan NASCAR & Race Talk on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 9:30 pm ET. Call 347-996-5176 during the LIVE broadcast to interact with Todd Gilliland and the Fan4Racing panel. 

Following the footsteps of his father David Gilliland, a Sprint Cup Series driver and grandfather Butch Gilliland, a K&N West champion, Todd Gilliland’s star was the brightest at Irwindale Event Center on July 19th.

Saturday night, 14-year-old Todd finished third in the Super Late Models main event, the first time that all three generations of Gillilands have raced each other. Their goal was to finish with all three cars among the top-five. But a ‘twist of fate’ wreaked havoc for one. Continue reading