Gardner sprints to win at Bakersfield Speedway

Damion Gardner of Concord showed the fans at Bakersfield Speedway on Saturday night why he is a five-time USAC/CRA Sprint Car champion. Gardner took the lead from Condo Williams on the 14th lap and led the rest of the way to win the 30-lap feature at Bakersfield Speedway. It was the first time the series has stopped at the third-mile clay oval since 2005.   The was Gardner’s second win in three races this year and his 72nd overall. Brody Roa was second followed [...]


The month of April is in full swing which only means great racing at the Bakersfield Speedway. 23 Mid Cal Fabrication IMCA Modifieds checked in at the Bakersfield Speedway to do battle on the 1/3 mile clay high banked oval. Troy Foulger took an early control of the field from his fourth place starting position as the 22 others had there work cut out contending with the northern CA driver. Brad Pounds of Bakersfield, CA started eight in the [...]

Dotson tops IMCA Modified field Saturday night

Steven Johnson raced to an IMCA Stock Car victory on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. Johnson, last year’s champion, bounced back from last place finish in the first race of the season. Devan Jones was second and Troy Patee third.   Tyler Johnson won the American Stock feature, becoming the third different winner in as many races. Brandon Ratcliff was second and Cody Johnson third. In IMCA Modified action, Ethan Dotson raced to his second win of the season. Scott Pounds was second, [...]

Noland Jr. takes Hobby Stock race at Bakersfield Speedway

Raymond Noland Jr. took the lead on the 18th lap and raced to victory in the 25-lap Hobby Stock feature on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. He is the third winner in as many races on the third-mile clay oval. Noland powered past Don Mead two laps after a restart, then held off Mead and the rest of the field on three restarts over the final seven laps, the last with a lap to go. Tate Loftis passed Mead on the final [...]

Hill gets first win of 2017 in Hobby Stock

There was no catching Mike Hill Jr. on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. Hill took the lead early in the 25-lap Hobby Stock feature and pulled out to a huge lead before late-race cautions reeled him back. Those cautions only delayed Hill’s march to victory as he easily pulled away on the restarts, the last coming two laps from the finish. Hill was taking the checkered flag while second-place finisher Don Mead was in turn four. Trevor Baker finished third. “We did a [...]

Nation grabs SportMod win at Speedway

Jason Nation demonstrated the full range of his driving skills during the 25-lap IMCA Sport Mod feature Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway But it was his tenacity and determination that played the biggest part in him winning the division’s season opener. After leading the initial 15 laps, Nation was passed for the top spot by Nick Spainhoward following a Lap 16 restart. However, Nation would not be denied and battled back to regain the lead on Lap 21. From there he pulled away. “I [...]


  This Saturday, March 11th, the Light Up The World Beverages USAC Western States Midgets will open their 2017 campaign at Bakersfield Speedway. Promoted by Scott Schweitzer, “The BULL 97.3 Night at the races!” will also feature Sport Mods, IMCA Stock Cars, ModLites, and NMRA TQ Midgets. The Pit Gates will open at 2:00pm, the Front Gates will open at 4:00pm, and Racing is scheduled for 6:00pm at “The West’s Fastest 1/3-Mile High Banked Clay Oval.” Since July 3, 1987, Bakersfield [...]