The SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series Begins the 2012 Season at the SPEARS Manufacturing 125

Stockton 99 Speedway
What better way to open the New Season than to have the Best in the West hit the tricky asphalt surface on Saturday, March 31st on the Toughest Test In The West! Without doubt, this early in the Season, and on a semi-green track, the fans in the stands will be treated to some absolutely thrilling driving skills when the SRL Southwest Tour Series, in what is expected to be their largest field of the year, breathes first life into the high-banks to get the 2012 Saturday Night Short-Track Racing Season underway!

Jim Pettit II from Prunedale, CA.
2011 SRL Southwest Tour Champion Jim Pettit II from Prunedale, CA. Courtesy of Jessie's Fast Photos

2011 SRL Tour Champion, Jim Pettit II, returns to action to defend his prestigious title. However, this year he will be sporting new colors as well as a new number. The Legendary #03 was retired at the end of last year in honor of the late Patricia Pettit, Jim’s mother. This year the entire #03 team moves over to the Moeller Bros. #18 team owned by Quentin Bammer. Pettit holds highs hopes and much confidence in successfully defending his Championship, not despite this, but because of this major metamorphoses.

Also on the ticket for the Event will be the always popular Legends of the Pacific. These scaled-down throw-backs to yesteryear put on a great show wherever they go, but especially at Stockton. The Pro-4 Modifieds Division is another one of those Series that continue to impress every time they come to conquer the speedy quarter-mile. This is most certainly one show you won’t want to miss!

Ticket prices for the evening will be as follows:

General Admission (16+) $25

Juniors (11-15) $15

Kids 10 & Under FREE

Seniors (60+) $15

Military (W/ Military ID) $15

Family $65

(2 General + 2 Junior’s)

FRIDAY PRACTICE: Open Testing. All Divisions welcome on March 30th for Friday Night Oval Testing. In an effort to keep costs down for the fans and drivers with the rising costs of operations, it has become necessary to keep the grandstands closed on practice day.

Pit Gates Open 11:00am
2:00pm Registration/Pre-Tech
3:00pm – 7pm Practice
Open Testing Day

The New Stockton 99 Speedway is located at 4105 N. Wilson Way, ¼-mile west of Highway 99. For more information on tickets and times, please contact the Speedway Office at (209)466-9999 or visit their Website at

The New Stockton 99 Speedway is sponsored by Jackson Rancheria Casino Hotel, Budweiser, Alamo Alarm and Stockton Hampton Inn and Suites and Lodi Holiday Express.

Photos courtesy of Jessica McAnelly of Jessie’s Fast Photos.

The New Stockton 99 Speedway Media Release – 3-26-2012
Media Relations – David Holman

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