New Track Record Leading the most laps in the 2020 Snowball Derby, leading over 252 out of 300 laps.

2020 Snowball Derby Pole 2nd place finish 

2020 Snowflake Pole

2020 SRL Southwest Tour Champion 

2020 Winter Showdown Champion 

2019 Snowball Derby pole
2018 NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West Champion
2017 SRL SPEARS Southwest Tour Champion
2017 Winter Showdown Champion
2016 SRL SPEARS Southwest Tour Champion
2015-17 Three consecutive Winter Showdown poles
2013-15 Three consecutive Snowball Derby top-tens
2014 SRL SPEARS Southwest Tour Champion
2013 NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West Champion
2012 SRL SPEARS Southwest Tour Champion
2012 Pole and win in NASCAR K&N Pro Series debut at Havasu 95 Speedway
2011 Pole and 7th place finish at Toyota All-Star Showdown in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series
2010 3rd place at Toyota All-Star Showdown in Super Late Model
2010 SRL Southwest Tour: 2 track records, 2 wins, and 3rd in the points standings.
2009 Winner of the 20th Annual Deake Lyndall Memorial Super Late Model at Lakeport
2008 NASCAR Camping World East Series: 5 top-ten qualifying efforts in 6 starts
2008 ASA Late Model Challenge: Top-five finishes at O’Reilly Raceway Park and Milwaukee Mile
2007 ASA Late Model Challenge: 8 top-tens and fifth in series points as a rookie
2006 2nd place finish in the North vs. South All Star 400 in Nashville. 4th place finish at the Oktoberfest in Lacrosse, WI
2006 North State Challenge Late Models: 2 wins and 2nd in points
2005 North State Challenge Late Models: 3 wins, 6 poles, Rookie of the Year, 3rd in points
2004 Shasta Raceway Park Modifieds: 8 wins and track champion
2003 Lakeport Speedway Modifieds: 3rd in points and Rookie of the Year
2002 Lakeport Speedway Street Stocks: 8 wins and track champion
1994-2000 Winged Outlaw Karts: 2 championships, 26 wins, 32 poles.

51 Fifty Team Mate Carlos Vieira 

​​Driver: Derek Thorn 

Southwest Tour 2021 Dates and Finishes      https://www.srlsouthwesttour.com

Feb-6th  Engine Failure                   $3000.00  Bounty put on Derek Thorn (see below

Mar- 20th... WINNER-Derek Thorn                        July 17th ...WINNER-Derek Thorn

April-10th ...WINNER- Derek Thorn                         Aug 14th....WINNER-Derek Thorn $26,000

May 1ST ....WINNER-Derek Thorn                         Sept 18th  

June 26th-.. WINNER-Derek Thorn                         Oct 23rd  

$25.000 Cash 

Crew Chief Mike Keen 

UPDATE: WITH ONLY 2 RACES LEFT THE BOUNTY HAS BEEN BUMPED TO $3000

The Motor City Throwdown Challenge will pay a $2,500 bonus to one driver before the end of the 2021 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series championship.  The $2,500 bonus will be paid by long time series sponsor Motor City Buick GMC in Bakersfield. 

The Motor City Throwdown Challenge is structured as follows:
If current points leader and winner of five straight SPEARS Southwest Tour Series races, Derek Thorn, wins the remaining four races of 2021 he will receive the $2,500 cash bonus.
If any SPEARS Southwest Tour Series driver wins one of the next four races and ends Thorn’s win streak, that driver will receive the $2,500 cash bonus. 

BIG PAY DAY FOR CAMBELL MOTORSPORTS 

August 14, 2021

Congratulations to Derek Thorn and the entire Campbell Motorsports team as they once again proved why Derek is looked upon as one of the best short track racers in the Nation. The big win on Saturday night came at The New Stockton 99 Speedway, racing in the Spears Srl Southwest Tour. Derek started from the rear of the field by taking the “Back to the Back Challenge.” The win netted him a cool $26,000 payday, which included $10,000 for the win, $1000.00 for leading at the break, and an additional $15,000 for starting from the rear of this 227 lap event. The race lived up to the “Wild West Shootout” theme it was given with many cautions and multiple red flags for some crazy racing action. Congratulations to Derek Thorn and the entire Campbell Motorsports team as they once again proved why Derek is looked upon as one of the best short track racers in the Nation. The big win on Saturday night came at The New Stockton 99 Speedway, racing in the Spears Srl Southwest Tour. Derek started from the rear of the field by taking the “Back to the Back Challenge.” The win netted him a cool $26,000 payday, which included $10,000 for the win, $1000.00 for leading at the break, and an additional $15,000 for starting from the rear of this 227 lap event. The race lived up to the “Wild West Shootout” theme it was given with many cautions and multiple red flags for some crazy racing action. Derek asked about his Strategy:  My strategy was just to survive”, Thorn explained about his strategy to take the challenge to start in the back. “227 laps around this place, you figure survival is all it is about. Mike Keen gave us an awesome car, and this entire team has worked so hard to get us where we are at. This is the opportunity of a lifetime, given to us by Team Owners Byron and Carol Campbell and I am enjoying every moment of it, It is something that is special,  it is like family to us and it is great to be a part of it.


Team Owners: Byron & Carol Campbell 

$26,000 Payday at Stockton 99 Speedway Aug 14,2021