As of March 27th, 2015 the SWS series will formally receive a new management team and name for the 2015 season.
As a new season of stock car racing begins at Willow Springs Raceway, a new and contrasting vision for the future of the SWS series has resulted for me to de-couple from Willow Springs International Raceway. I have enjoyed a productive partnership with WSIR that has returned value to both parties over the last 24 months, as significant changes within the competitive business of racing continues all racing business must adapt and change to remain relevant. This combined with an opportunity for me to further our family business (Jackson Race Cars) and the time to pursue a new racing venture provided me for the future.
The new name for the Willow Springs stock car road course series is the “IRRA”. If you would like to obtain any information you can call Willow Springs Raceway @ 661-256-2471.
I’m proud of our association with Willow Springs International Raceway and the opportunity that they have given us. Chris, Bill and the whole Huth family are some of the nicest people you can ever meet and we have the utmost respect for them. We intend to continue our long standing friendship that our families have shared for the past 20 plus years.
Since the partnership with Willow Springs International Raceway began in 2012, I along with my family have had the opportunity to create the TOYOTA SWS Series. An idea that my dad had in 2011 to have a stock car road racing series like he did 22yrs ago, this came to fruition after a conversation he had with his friend Steve Rzesnowiecky & Track owner Bill Huth. Bill & Chris Huth came on board giving us the opportunity along with TOYOTA sponsorship to do just that. In mid 2012 with only 3-4 cars showing up, I took on the task giving it its name, direction and future. Since its inception just twenty four months ago, we have had over 35 different teams come race in the SWS series, eight different winners in 16 races, seen by thousands nationwide and we’ve had drivers from all over the Country including North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Mexico with names like Boris Said. In addition, we have had some of the closest finishes that even the most ardent NASCAR fans would have gone crazy over. With race tracks closing, car counts down, tracks and series struggling, what we achieved for a start up road race series on a start-up budget in this era of racing is nothing short of unprecedented.
Most of all; and what we are most proud of, is the privilege we have had to meet a lot of new friends along the way… We genuinely appreciate the fans, teams, drivers, sponsors and media who have been so supportive and welcoming to us during these last two years.
I would like to say none of this would have been possible without some very good friends that came on board to help with the success of the SWS Series. Tommy & Jeffrey Low budget TV, BC Bill Coleman & Mom, Steve Benson, George RPM Internet, Sal Sigala, Alex Branning, George Atkinson, Rex Emerson & Kevin O’Connell - From day one, you guys have always had my back, from the bottom of my heart I can’t thank you all enough for everything you have done to help me and our SWS Series!