BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (October 24, 2011) – Joiner Race Cars will look to make a statement and build into their 2012 campaign as it will field four cars in the SRL SPEARS Southwest Tour season finale at Las Vegas next Saturday night.  The “Sigma Engineering 154” will see JRC field cars for Derek Thorn, Joe Farre, Blake Williams, and Ryan Reed.


Thorn comes into the Las Vegas Bullring just 38 points out of second place in the series standings and still has a chance at the championship  just 78 points behind the leader.  Thorn will be driving the #26 Superior Crankshaft/JRI Toyota Camry with the Gen 1 JRC Truck Arm chassis underneath him.


Farre, co-owner of JRC, will be returning to the series driving the #54 Sigma Engineering/LVI Services Chevrolet after a two race break.  More than 500 guests of Sigma Engineering, which Farre also owns, will be in the stands as he tries to win his hometown race.


A pair of young guns will join Thorn and Farre in the all-out assault on Vegas.  Spokane, Washington’s 16 year-old Blake Williams will make his series debut driving the #55 JRC/McClintock & Turk Chevrolet as he continues to develop as one of the West Coast’s young guns and is looking into running the series full-time in 2012.  Williams won the 2011 ICAR Late Model championship and also teamed with Kevin Richards to finish second in the Spokane County Raceway Late Model points championship.


The fourth member of the JRC team will be Ryan Reed of Bakersfield, CA driving the #56 JRC/Racehard.com Toyota.  The 17 year-old driver recently tested for the Drive for Diversity program and relocated to North Carolina earlier this season to race a limited schedule in NASCAR K&N Pro Series, Super Late Model, and LMSC races.  He was the 2010 TOYOTA Speedway Super Late Model Rookie of the Year and 2009 Legends track champion.


I’m excited to head back West and race at Vegas,” Reed said.  “I’ve had some fast cars there and look forward to competing in the SRL series again!”


The talented group of drivers will be met with a tough task at Las Vegas as live pit stops will be the name of the game for the season-finale.  In addition to a competition break at lap 77 for fuel only, at any point in the race prior to lap 144 a team may choose to do a live two tire pit stop.


“We are extremely excited to add Blake Williams and Ryan Reed to our team for Las Vegas,” JRC Competition Director Marty Melo said.  “These two young drivers have proven they have great driving skills.  We look forward to putting them in our JRC equipment and watch them run up front.”


For additional  information about Joiner Race Cars look them up  online at www.joinerracecars.com Seats are still available for the 2012 season in the SRL SPEARS Southwest Tour and interested parties can contact Marty Melo at (530) 941-5642.



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