MIDDLETON, Idaho – Seventeen-year-old Zach Telford will compete for the 2022 SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour championship with Garcia Racing.
The 2021 Idaho 208 runner-up has contested a part-time campaign in the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour this season, with his next start scheduled for Saturday at All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif.
Telford will compete in the Nut Up 125 at the third mile just outside of Sacramento, Calif. The race is streamed live by SPEED SPORT TV affiliate SpearsRacing.TV for fans who cannot attend. The SRL Southwest Tour is also available on MAVTV on a tape-delay basis. With the addition of the $3,000 Motor City Throwdown bonus for defeating Derek Thorn, Saturday’s winner could pocket $8,000.
The SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour visits All American Speedway, Stockton 99 Speedway, Kern County Raceway, and Irwindale Speedway annually. Telford looks to join previous champions such as Jim Pettit II, Derek Thorn, Cole Moore, and Jacob Gomes in 2022. He will race for Lodi-based team owner Mike Garcia, who he has driven for in his other limited starts in the tour.
Telford scored four wins in NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Modified competition at Meridian in 2020. He is fresh off top-10 finishes in both the 200-lap Slinger Nationals in Wisconsin and the JM Environmental 227 at Stockton in California. He finished second in the $20,000-to-win Idaho 208 at his home track, Meridian Speedway, most recently.