Notes Regarding 2019admin
THE SPEARS MANUFACTURING MODIFIED SERIES presented by LUCAS OIL
Notes Regarding 2019:
- MAVTV: A total of six Spears Manufacturing Modified Series presented by Lucas Oil events will be nationally televised on MAVTV in 2019. February 2ndat Kern County Raceway, March 23rdat Irwindale Speedway, June 8that Madera, June 29that Kern County, September 28that Madera and November 23rdat The Bulling at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
- RACETRACKS: Host race tracks for the Spears Manufacturing Modified Series presented by Lucas Oil in 2019 will include; Madera Speedway, The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kern County Raceway, Havasu Speedway, Irwindale Speedway.
- TIRES: The Hoosier 700 will be tire for the 2019 Spears Manufacturing Modified Series, and Hoosier Tire West will service all events for the series. Teams will be able to call and pre-order tires, and Hoosier Tire West will have your tires stacked and waiting for you when you arrive at the race track. Hoosier Tire West 559-485-4612.
- WINNER’S BONUS: With the addition of a winner’s bonus sponsor for each race, the winner of each Spears Manufacturing Modified Series presented by Lucas Oil event will collect at least $3,300 for each win.
- EIGHT COMBINATION EVENTS: Eight events in 2019 with feature both the Spears Manufacturing Modified Series presented by Lucas Oil and the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series competing on the same weekend at the same event.
- FREQUENT FLYER: There will be a tow money program in place in 2019, with restructuring under the banner of the ‘SPEARS Frequent Flyer Program’, where the bonus money will be awarded to teams who run consecutive series events, rather than based on the current points standings. All teams will start on the SPEARS Frequent Flyer Program beginning at the first event at Kern County Raceway on February 2ndand will remain on the program until a team misses a race. But a team may get back on the bonus program by simply running consecutive races. The SPEARS Frequent Flyer Program will award drivers $300 over what the track pays in start money for each race.
Items that are under consideration based on preliminary discussions with the race teams, officials, sponsors and race tracks:
- IMPOUND: There are some new procedures that are under consideration, such as post qualifying impound, where cars will be impounded after qualifying and remain in impound until the start of the main event.The plus side to this is, teams can take a break once qualifying is complete, the teams work hard all day, so this is a great time for teams to relax, get some dinner, and enjoy the time before the start of the main event – and there is no need to roll back through the scales before going on track.
- ENTRY: We understand that pre-entering for races is something that the teams are not accustomed to, but we plan to implement the policy that teams will fill out an entry form and pre-enter each event, this allows the management of the series to better staff and plan for the events. Pre-entry will be $50, and post entry will be $75.
- RULEBOOK: We don’t plan any rule changes for 2019, the rulebook has been reformatted for 2019.
Things the new management would like to see with the series:
- POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT: We will strive to create an environment in the pits at each event that everyone will look forward to being part of, with a friendly and professional atmosphere that everyone will enjoy while at the track.
- WORK TOGETHER: We hope to see the teams take an active role with the series management, now and during the season, where together we will all work to make the series better for everyone involved. There will not be an us against them, but only an us together.
- LOOK FORWARD: We think the key to the success and longevity of a race series is to always look forward at ways to reduce the cost of competing and keep the fun factor high.
The Management Team of the Spears Manufacturing Modified Series presented by Lucas Oil:
- LARRY COLLINS: ‘Managing Partner’ of the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series and the Spears Manufacturing Modified Series presented by Lucas Oil. Also serves as ‘General Manager’ at Kern County Raceway.
- BRIAN OLSEN: ‘Managing Partner’ of the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series and the Spears Manufacturing Modified Series presented by Lucas Oil.
- RICKY BROOKS: ‘Series Director’ of the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series, and now ‘Technical Director’ of the Spears Manufacturing Modified Series presented by Lucas Oil. Brooks who resides in Florida, is also the Technical Director of the Snowball Derby, the SCCA Trans Am Series, the World Series of Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway, and other major circle track events.
- TIM RICHTER: Newly appointed ‘Series Director’ of the Spears Manufacturing Modified Series presented by Lucas Oil, Richter will work closely with Collins, Olsen, Brooks and Greg Scheidecker in managing the Spears Manufacturing Modified Series presented by Lucas Oil. Tim is also the ‘Racing Operations Manager’ at The Bullring, which has no conflicting dates with the Modified Series.
- MOVING FORWARD: 2019 will be a great year for Modified racing in the southwest, and we hope to see all the teams who have supported the series over the years continue to compete and support each event, as together we will grow this series into something that everyone will be proud to be part of. Each race will be the foundation of our strength to build upon in moving forward.
- FINALLY: We should all be grateful that companies like Spears Manufacturing and Lucas Oil support our sport, and more specifically our series. Both Wayne Spears and Forest Lucas started their companies in their garages and are now the leaders in their respective industries. We should all take pride and be proud to represent both companies, and never take their support for granted.
Thank you for Being Part of the
Spears Manufacturing Modified Series presented by Lucas Oil