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August 16 SRL Tour Race at Irwindale Named as First Event of 2014 Pat Petitt Memorial Triple Crown Series

 

Bakersfield, CA - As a follow up to the announcement made at the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Championship Awards Banquet that the following three events will make up the "2014 Pat Pettit Memorial Triple Crown": August 16th at Irwindale Speedway, September 28th at Pikes Peak International Raceway and the November 1st race at Kern County Raceway Park.

 

Jim Pettit, the father of three-time SPEARS Southwest Tour Series champion Jim Pettit II, announced he would fund the three-race bonus program in honor of his late wife Patricia, who the Pettit Family lost in December of 2010.

 

Each of the three events that make up the "Pat Pettit Memorial Triple Crown" will pay a cash bonus to the winner. The winner at Irwindale Speedway on August 16th will score a total of $5,003 for the win, the winner of the September 28th race at Pikes Peak International Raceway will receive a series record of $15,003, and the winner of the "Pat Pettit Memorial Triple Crown" finale at Kern County Raceway Park on November 1st will take home $10,003 for the win.

The driver who scores the most points in the three races that make up the "Pat Pettit Memorial Triple Crown" will be awarded a commemorative trophy and a $1,003 cash award at the 2014 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Championship Awards Banquet. If a driver can win all three races of the "Pat Pettit Memorial Triple Crown", they would collect over $31,000 in prize money.

 

For more information about the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series, go to www.SRLSouthwestTour.com.