This Saturday’s SPEARS Southwest Tour Series “SPEARS MANUFACTURING 125” at Stockton 99 Speedway will mark the first time the series will open its season at the Stockton quarter mile since the re-opening of the track in 2009. Stockton 99 Speedway will also host The Legends of the Pacific/SRL Legends Tour and Pro-4 Modifieds on Saturday.
General admission for Saturday is $25 for adults, juniors $15 and children 10 and under free. Spectator gates open at 4pm, SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Qualifying 4:45pm, Autograph Session 5:15pm, first green flag at 6pm.
SPEARS Southwest Tour Series
NOTES OF INTEREST:
TEAMS – Twenty-nine teams have entered this Saturday’s “SPEARS MANUFACTURING 125” to compete for the 24 starting positions available for the 125-lap event.
2011 STOCKTON WINNERS – The two SPEARS Southwest Tour Series drivers who won at Stockton 99 in 2011, Jim Pettit II and Jacob Gomes, went on to finish 1-2 in the 2011 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Championship.
TEAM CHANGES - Jim Pettit II to Bammer #18, Jacob Gomes to JRC #16, Derek Thorn to Campbell Motorsports #43, Eric Schmidt to Hedrick #05, Dave Byrd to Bob Strandwold Racing (BSR) #0, Jared Vorse to BSR #3, Michael Sandoval to BSR #1, Jeff Oleen to NTS Motorsports #29.
SERIES CHAMPIONS – The past six champions of the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series have entered this weekend’s event at Stockton 99 Speedway; Pettit (’11 & ’08), Jonathon Gomez (’10), M.K. Kanke (’09), Byrd (’07), Eric Schmidt (’06).
LEGENDS – Saturday’s event will also feature the first round of the Legends of the Pacific / SRL Legends Tour.
PAST WINNERS – Since the re-opening of Stockton 99 Speedway in 2009, the following drivers have won SPEARS Southwest Tour Series events at the speedway; Greg Voigt, Gomez, Gomes, and Pettit (twice).
The Race: The “SPEARS MANUFACTURING 125”
The Place: Stockton 99 Speedway – Stockton, CA
The Date: Saturday – April 7th (Practice Day Friday – April 6th)
Track Layout: ¼ mile banked oval
SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Track Record: October 3, 2009 Mike Mendenhall 13.08 seconds
SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Event Sponsors: SPEARS Manufacturing, AmeriPride Services, Bay BioDiesel, Hoosier Tire, SUNOCO Race Fuels, 51 FIFTY Energy Drink, and GoLiveStream.TV.
SRL Race Procedures Notes: When the caution is displayed – the field is frozen – no racing back to start/finish. Only the first 3 laps per caution period are counted. A ‘Free Pass’ is awarded to the first car 1 lap down, the car will simply drop to the rear of the field for the restart. During the final 10 laps of the race, only green flag laps are counted.