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March 7, 2012


“Race More – Earn More”

BAKERSFIELD, CA – The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series proudly introduces a new program to reward teams that compete on a regular basis.  Teams that qualify for the “SPEARS Frequent Flyer Program” will receive up to $1,000 just for starting a SPEARS Southwest Tour Series main event in 2012.

“Wayne and Connie Spears believe in this series,” stated the SRL’s Larry Collins.   “We have the best sponsor in all of short track racing, and they understand first hand the level of effort our teams put in to get to the track each race weekend.  Without the support of SPEARS Manufacturing, our series would not be where it is today.”

For teams of the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series to be on of the “SPEARS Frequent Flyer Program”, they must run consecutive races.  The standard start money for a SPEARS Southwest Tour Series main event is $450.  Once a driver competes in two consecutive events, he or she will receive $600 in start money. After competing in three consecutive races, the start money will increase to $750.  At their fourth consecutive start of 2012, the team is guaranteed a minimum main event pay-out of $1,000, and will continue to receive $1,000 in start money for each consecutive race there after.

“The ‘SPEARS Frequent Flyer Program’ rewards those teams that are committed to the series. This is tremendous for our race teams, our host racetracks and most importantly our race fans. If there has ever been a time for the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series to move to the next level, the time is now.” Collins concluded.

For the past three seasons, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series has had a program in place known as the “Bay BioDiesel Bonus”.  The program sponsored by Bay BioDiesel pays drivers a bonus for competing in two consecutive SPEARS Southwest Tour Series races, raising the start money from $450 to $600 for drivers on the program.  This program is still in place for 2012, and will be activated once a driver runs two consecutive races.  For a driver’s third consecutive race, the “SPEARS Frequent Flyer Program” kicks in, and the driver receives $750 in start money, followed by an increase to $1,000 for their fourth consecutive race, and each consecutive main event for the remainder of 2012.

The ten-race 2012 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series championship begins March 31st at Stockton 99 Speedway.

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About the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series:
Celebrating its twelfth season in 2012, the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series is a regional stock car series competing on paved ovals in the southwestern portion of the U.S. “The SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series…Where the Champions Race”

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Pounds Wins Big At The Bud Nationals

Media Contact: Jeff Thielscher (661) 428-0911

Bakersfield, CA 2010 Bakersfield Speedway Track Champion Brad Pounds drove his cars to 2 wins in both the IMCA Modified and Super Late Model Main Events on Saturday Night during The 26th Annual Bud Oval Dirt Nationals at The Bakersfield Speedway. Pounds started the IMCA Modified Main Event on the outside pole and powered away from Bobby Hogge IV and led the race from wire to wire to win his 9th IMCA Main Event of the year.  Pounds started the Super Late Model Main Event in the 5th position, on lap 6 he passed to take over 4th place. He continued to knock off cars and at the halfway point in the race he found himself running in 2nd. On lap 31 he took the lead and powered away from the field to take the checkered flag.

Pounds started the 2011 Season with a bang, winning 3 main events during one weekend.  On February 12th he won 2 IMCA Modified Races on the same day at 2 different tracks. He started at Victorville Auto Raceway and won there in a day race and drove to Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway and won a night race. The next day he went back to Victorville Auto Raceway and won there again for 3 wins in a weekend.

Brad Pounds builds and drives ONIT CHASSIS. Pounds has been racing since he was 14 years old. He has driven Hobby Stocks, Street Stocks, IMCA’s, and Super Late Models on the dirt.  His father is Scott Pounds the 1994 IMCA National Champion. Scott Pounds was the first driver from the IMCA Western Region to win The IMCA National Championship. Scott Pounds crew chiefs and owns the team Brad Pounds drives for. When I talked to Brad Pounds after the race he said, “I would like to put together a pavement deal for the 2012 Season running NASCAR or in The SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series.”

Brad Pounds has 140 career wins.

You can watch both races on on the GoliveStream.TV Network.