ROSEVILLE, CA – As a Spears Srl Southwest Tour Rookie-of-the-Year candidate, Dean Thompson is working on catching his footing in the Super Late Model Series. But the driver of the Thompson Pipe Group, RACECAR Factory Ford Fusion is hitting his stride at Irwindale Speedway, in the Late Model Division. Thompson swept last weekend’s twin Main Events to take the championship lead in the track’s premiere division. The win brings his total to three victories in six features.
Thompson will now turn his attention to ALL AMERICAN SPEEDWAY – ROSEVILLE CA and the “JM ENVIRONMENTAL, INC. 150 presented by 51 FIFTY LTM” for the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Super Late Models. The two victories give Thompson some degree of confidence, but in a different car, at a new track, against the toughest competition in the west, it is a tempered confidence.
“A sweep would give anyone tons of confidence in themselves, coming into any race, but this is a track that I haven’t been to before so I can’t overdo myself”, Thompson related. “I’m going into this race with the SRL mindset, these cars are so different, especially going somewhere I’ve never been before. It is a big challenge. So, I guess you could say I’m coming into this with lots of cautious confidence. Ha-ha.”
Thompson will be looking for his second top-10 of the season, after finishing a season’s best 10th at The New Stockton 99 Speedway on July 4th. Tune into www.SpearsRacing.TV Saturday night, to see if the Anaheim Hills, CA driver can get it done, at the 1/3-mile paved oval.
The “JM Environmental 150 presented by 51 FIFTY LTM.” will be Round #5 of the season for the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series. It will pay $5,000 to the winner, thanks to long-time series sponsor Performance Friction Brakes. Practice for the series is scheduled to begin at 12:30 pm (PST) on Saturday, with Qualifying at 4:15 pm and Opening Ceremonies at 5:00 pm. The SRL Super Late Models will be joined by the Mini Cup / Bandoleros, Late Models, F4’s, Super Stocks, Jr. Late Models and Limited Modified, for a huge night of racing. For those not in attendance, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series event will be live streamed on www.SpearsRacing.TV. The local NASCAR Divisions will be live streamed at www.AllAmericanSpeedway.TV.
SPEAR SRL Southwest Tour Release – Story by Kevin Peters
Photos courtesy of Sal Sigala Jr.
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For more information on the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour visit srlsouthwesttour.com