BAKERSFIELD, California — Today, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series is proud to announce additional prize money for positions second through fifth for the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series “Season Finale”. The November 17th event will pay $4,500 for second place, $2,500 for third place, $2,000 for fourth and $1,750 for the fifth place driver.
On August 10th it was announced that any driver that competes in the September 8th SPEARS Southwest Tour Series race at the Bullring, will be eligible for a $15,000 payday if they win the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series “Season Finale” in Las Vegas on November 17th. Any driver that competes in the upcoming “Century Boatland 125” on September 8th – will win $15,000 in prize money if they are the winner of the “Sigma Engineering Solutions 154” at the Bullring on November 17th.
The “Season Finale” on November 17th is shaping up to be one of the biggest events in Southwest Tour history. The event will feature, live pit stops, national television coverage and record prize money.
The final race of the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series, the “Sigma Engineering Solutions 154” will be the longest race of the 2012 season for the ‘Tour’, at 154 laps. The race will also boast the biggest purse in SPEARS Southwest Tour Series history.
MAVTV has already announced their plans to televise the event; additionally the teams will be allowed to make live pit stops to take on two additional right side tires during the 154-lap event.
“2012 has been a great year for the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series, and this event is going to be a great way to close out our season,” stated the SRL’s Larry Collins. “This year has been one of the most competitive fights for the championship in the series history, and it looks like the title will be decided by the outcome of the November 17th finale.”
Last year’s “Season Finale” was the first time the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series had ever made live pit stops, which was a big hit with both the race fans and the teams.
“We will use the same format as last year for the pit stops. Our goal with the live pit stops is to add that element of excitement for the fans and to get the entire team involved in the race,” added Collins. “Strategy will come into play with the extra set of right side tires available at the November 17th race.”
Next race for the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series is the Saturday, September 8th “Century Boatland 125” at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.