BAKERSFIELD, CA. – On March 21st, in this Dodge Super Late Model named “Trampled Under Foot”. Cale Kanke heads to Kern County Raceway, after finishing 12th in the Spears SRL Southwest Tour Series season-opening “All-Star Showdown”, at Irwindale Speedway. The result was a momentum builder, after a lap one incident, not of his own doing, resulted in multiple trips to the infield for repairs. Cale rebounded with a strong finish in the talent-laden field.
With the help of Willie Allen, W.A.R. Shocks, Mike Dunkleberger, Hamke Race Cars & Parts Inc., and Rowdy Manufacturing the RPM Motorsports Team is ready to step into the top-10. Cale will look to improve upon his best Kern County Raceway finish of 11th. It will be his first start in the Winter Showdown, in his RPM-PSI sponsored, Dan Nikolai owned ride.
The 2020 Winter Showdown, from Kern County Raceway, is entering its sixth season of competition. The previous winners of the event include Bubba Pollard Fan Page (2015, 2016), Derek Thorn (2017), Kyle Busch (2018) and Ty Majeski(2019). The previous Feature Events have included several formats, with distances of 250 laps (2015 – 2017), 300 laps (2018 – 2019) and this year’s 200-lap version. 2020 will feature a halfway break, where half of the purse money will be awarded based on its’ result. The completion of 200 laps will wholly determine the final championship event finish, with the second half of the purse payout. Drivers eligible for the Spears Manufacturing Frequent Flyer Program will receive a minimum of $1,400 to start the feature. If required, eligible drivers who do not transfer from the Last Chance Qualifier will receive $1,000.
The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Super Late Models will be joined by the Spears Modified Series, as well as the Kern County Raceway Super Stocks. The SPEARS Modifieds will be racing for $4,000-to-win. The event will be Nationally televised on MAVTV, at a date to be named later, and Live-Streamed on https://spearsracing.tv/
Celebrating its twentieth season in 2020, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series is a regional stock car series competing on paved ovals in the southwestern portion of the U.S. “The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series…Where the Champions Race”.