(April 11, 2021 from Kevin Peters) – Derek Thorn tied M.K. Kanke with six career Southwest Tour Series victories at Irwindale Speedway (CA) Saturday night, winning the “SPEARS Manufacturing 100 presented by Earnest Performance” and a cool $5,000. Kanke had three in the SRL and three in the NASCAR Southwest Tour Series, while Thorn’s career…

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(March 21, 2021 from Kevin Peters) – Five-time SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series Champion Derek Thorn has had a long history of being snakebit, when it comes to prestigious Super Late Model events. While he has victories in some of these events, he has been in position to score multiple more over his career. Saturday…

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A story that began in 2011 may reach its pinnacle in 2020, as Derek Thorn prepares to roll off the grid as the polesitter of Sunday’s 53rd Snowball Derby. Photos by Sal Sigala, Jr. In 2011, Thorn came into the most prestigious Super Late Model race in America as a driver on the rise. He finished…

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(November 22, 2020 by Kevin Peters) – Derek Thorn had been looking for a customized Retro Custom Metals designed trophy for half a dozen years. In 2019, he finally got that trophy, in this same event. Saturday night, at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Thorn got his second one, in dominating fashion. Thorn…

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(November 19, 2020 by Kevin Peters) – Event: The “Retro Custom Metals 137” is round number eight of nine, in the 2020 championship season, and will take place at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This is typically the championship event for the series, but because of Covid-19, an event was added to the…

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