Eric Holmes Picks Up Ride on SPEARS SRL Tour
First Start is Slated For May 8th at Las Vegas
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“Where the Champions Race”, the tag line of the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series just received another certification with the addition of two-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Champion Eric Holmes. Holmes will take over the driving duties of the Quentin Bammer owned Moeller Bros. #18 Chevrolet, making his first start on May 8th at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
“I’m excited about it…it’s been a couple years since I’ve been in a tour car.” commented Holmes. Holmes has nine wins and thirty-two top fives in seventy-nine starts in the NASCAR Southwest Series Elite Division; he also won the 2004 Elite Division NASCAR Toyota Showdown.
“It’s interesting that just a few weeks ago I was telling someone that I would like to look at the SRL schedule and see if I could run some races this year, then I get the call from Quentin about driving his car. I’m looking forward to racing the SRL and being around a lot of people I have longtime relationships.” Holmes added.
In regards to Holmes driving duties at Bill McAnally Racing and the #20 NAPA Auto Parts Camry in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. “The only weekend that may be tough is when the K&N Series is in Portland and the SRL is in Irwindale, but the West Series race is on Sunday and the SRL is Saturday night, so we’ll see what we can do.”
Quentin Bammer has been a team owner since the late 70’s, starting out in open wheel racing. Bammer’s team won the NARC Sprint Car championship with driver Chuck Gurney in 1983. In ’84, the Moeller Bros. #18 Sprint Car with driver Bobby Davis, Jr. finished runner-up to Steve Kinser in the World of Outlaws championship. Since that time, Bammer has fielded pavement modifieds and stock cars for his sons Todd and Chris. Todd won the Altamont Late Model championship in 2004 and has been a fixture in the top 10 of the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series.
The SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series next event will be the “Blackjack 121 presented by GoLiveStream.TV” on Saturday, May 8th at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Eric Holmes is a proven champion and winner in the NASCAR West Series ranks. (NASCAR Photo)