February 26th - 28th - Winter Showdown - $25,000 to Win

 

              

 

Steve Hughes

Kern County Raceway

Shughes@kernraceway.com

 

30 DRIVERS LOCKED INTO THE WINTER SHOWDOWN

 

Bakersfield, CA (February 27th, 2015) - Thirty drivers may be locked in to the inaugural Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway Park, but there are 3 that stood out as clear favorites, for a shot at the huge pay day of $25,000. Track records were shattered in qualifying by the top 7 drivers, but it was Bakersfield's Derek Thorn that stood at the top of the chart, posting an ultra quick 17.223. The driver of the Four Star Fruit/Campbell Motorsports #43, set the bar high and took home the honor of fast time and a one of kind Chip Foose MAC Tool box for his efforts. Thorn beat out one of the winningest short track racers of the last decade, Georgia's Bubba Pollard by just .096 of a second. Pollard who lined up first to qualify, laid down an amazing lap with the sun still shining on the big half mile. Bubba's 17.319 pass in the JEGS #26b held up for 2nd quick. Dalton Sargeant, the 16 year old from Boca Raton, Florida, in the Victor Ford #5s clocked a 17.326 to secure the third and "final lock" in for the Spears Manufacturing Winter Showdown 250. Although these three drivers were locked in, their display of speed wasn't over for the evening. Each one started on the pole of their respective 51 FIFTY Energy Drink Qualifying races, and each driver drove away from the rest of the field, for dominating wins using the fifty laps as extended test sessions for their late model rockets.

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INAUGURAL WINTER SHOWDOWN KICKS OFF TODAY

 

Bakersfield, CA (February 26th, 2015) - The sun rose over Kern County Raceway Park Wednesday morning to over 50 haulers, containing some of the fastest stock cars and most talented drivers the big half mile has ever seen. They filed in one by one and settled into the newly reconfigured infield that will be their home for the next four days. Cars and teams passed through tech inspection and began to set up the cars that may take them to the biggest payout of their careers. With that also comes the honor of being crowned the first champion of the Winter Showdown. Today, all cars and drivers have a shot at what some have traveled over 3,000 miles to win, 25 thousand dollars. Today begins the 2015 Winter Showdown. The first official laps will be run at 1:15 pm PST as cars hit the track for practice. Then the work begins. Getting the set up right, checking notes, pulling from past experience, changing everything but the driver,  to try and squeeze every last tenth of a second out of the cars they have prepped and prepared for this prestigious event, and don't forget luck, everyone needs a little bit of that.

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WINTER SHOWDOWN OPENING NIGHT JUST OVER A WEEK AWAY

Bakersfield, CA (February 18th, 2015)   – 51 FIFTY Energy Drink becomes opening night sponsor of the inaugural Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway Park. “51 FIFTY Energy Drink Opening Night” will feature a full night of racing to kick off the first day of competition at the Winter Showdown, the richest short track race in the nation.
 
51 FIFTY Energy Drink Opening Night will feature single car qualifying for the Tour Cars and Super Late Models starting at 5:30pm, the 2014 Champions Invitational Dash for the Lucas Oil Modified Series at 7pm, followed by what may be the most exciting racing action of the weekend, the “51 FIFTY Qualifying Races” to set the line up for Saturday’s Winter Showdown 250.  
 
More than 60 drivers will be split into three qualifying races, fighting for top finishing positions to secure their spot in the $150,000 Winter Showdown 250. The winner’s of each of the three qualifying races will be awarded a commemorative Rockwell watch.
 

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EXCITEMENT IS BUILDING FOR RACER APPRECIATION DAY AT KCRP

Bakersfield, CA (February 11th, 2015) – In just 3 days, cars will be on the track at KCRP! As Bakersfield’s Home to NASCAR, hosts the Racer Appreciation Day and Open House. This sweetheart of a deal, which includes a FREE practice day for all of KCRP’S weekly racing divisions, FREE BBQ’d Hot Dogs for the racers and teams, Tech Talk with raceway officials, and a little something for the ladies to help celebrate Valentine’s Day, will kick off at 9am this Saturday, February 14th and will run until 5 pm that night. Great weather and a great time for all is in the forecast. Practice for the cars on the quarter-mile and eighth-mile tracks will take place in the morning session, and the half-mile practice will run in the afternoon.

Racers and Teams are encouraged to RSVP, by calling the track office at 661.835.1264. Again, this open practice day is for cars and drivers that compete in Kern County Raceway’s weekly divisions. No SRL, Lucas Oil Modifieds, or Pro Late Models that did not compete at KCRP in 2014 will be allowed to practice on this day. If you have any questions, Contact Steve Hughes, at 661.835.1264 Ext. 3204.

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DC’S RV CENTER DOUBLES DOWN WITH KCRP AND SRL

Bakersfield, CA (February 3rd , 2015) In a major announcement today, DC’s RV Center, the official RV Dealer of Kern County Raceway Park, has agreed to the title sponsorship of both SRL Southwest Tour races in 2015 at the state of the art half mile track. The SRL Southwest Tour brings the highest quality drivers, the best racing, and a great show to KCRP and the 2015 version will be no different. The two well attended and highly anticipated events will take place on Saturday, April 18th and Saturday, October 17th with the “DC’S RV Center 100” being the highlight of both exciting race weekends. Don Collins, owner and operator of DC’S RV Center had this to say, “DC’S RV Center is proud that we have been a partner with KCRP from the drop of the first green flag” “We love this community and the people in it. Supporting racing in this town is a passion of ours and we are excited to be the title sponsor of 2 huge race events at KCRP”

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February 26th - 28th, 2015  -  SRL Winter Showdown

The Richest Short Track Event on the West Coast

Tickets on sale NOW!!

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EVENT SCHEDULE

 

OPEN PRACTICE SCHEDULE

 

LUCAS OIL MODIFIED PRACTICE SCHEDULE
FEBRUARY PRINTABLE SCHEDULE

$20 Riders - $5 Spectators

ATTENTION RIDERS!

FEBRUARY SCHEDULE IS POSTED

SATURDAY, FEB. 21ST  

OPEN PRACTICE 9 AM - 3 PM

SUNDAY, FEB. 22ND

OPEN PRACTICE 9 AM - 3 PM
 

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