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Source — SRL SW Tour Media Relations
Date Posted — July 16, 2009
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The “SPEARS MANUFACTURING 100” at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale will mark the half-way point of the 2009 SRL SPEARS Southwest Tour Series championship season.

Saturday’s race is the first of two appearances by the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series at Toyota Speedway in 2009. The SRL will be part of an open practice from 4:30pm to 9:00pm on Friday, July 17th. Racing on Saturday, begins at 7:00pm, featuring Vista Paint Super Stocks, Justice Brothers Mini Stocks, and Classic Stocks with the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series headlining the evening with the “SPEARS MANUFACTURING 100”.

After four of ten SPEARS Southwest Tour Series events, Kanke leads the SRL championship with 208 entering Saturday’s event. Greg Voigt is second with 166, Dave Byrd is third with 161, Jim Pettit is fourth in the standings with 155, Craig Raudman is fifth at 147, Todd Bammer 142, Kevin Callahan 140, Josh Combs 124, Joe Farre’ 122 and Brennan Newberry rounding out the top ten in the championship standings with 120 points.


• M.K. Kanke has won three of four Spears Southwest Tour Series events in 2009.

• Greg Voigt, who is second in SRL point standings, was the 2000 Toyota Speedway NASCAR Super Late Model champion.

• A delayed web cast of the entire race will be featured on

• Winner’s share of the prize money will be $4,000, which includes the Ron’s Rear Ends Bonus.


The Place: Toyota Speedway – Irwindale, California

The Date: Saturday, July 18th - 7pm

Track Layout: .5-mile paved oval

2008 Toyota Speedway SRL Winner: Jim Pettit II

2008 Toyota Speedway SRL Pole Winner: Rip Michels - 18.113 seconds

Event Sponsors: Spears Manufacturing, Hoosier Tire, GoLiveStream.TV, AmeriPride Uniform Services, Ron’s Rear Ends and Sunoco Race Fuel.

Track Contact: SRL Contact:

626-358-1100 661-679-4681

Spectator gates open at 4 p.m. The King Taco fan appreciation autograph session is scheduled for 5:45 p.m. with drivers, crews and race cars on the oval track. SRL qualifying begins at 7 p.m. followed by the first feature race of the evening.

Tickets for all TOYOTA Speedway at Irwindale events are available for purchase at the Speedway ticket office by calling (626) 358-1100 and online at Auto Club of Southern California members receive a 10% discount off of the purchase of up to four (4) adult general admission tickets for Saturday oval track races when they show their AAA membership card.

TOYOTA Speedway at Irwindale is located at 500 Speedway Drive off of Live Oak Ave. and the I-605 freeway, between the I-10 and 210 Foothill freeways in Irwindale, California. Log on to for additional information including schedule and promotion details.

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Article posted by staff on July 16, 2009.