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Our 2018 open practice night is set for this Saturday night February 24th. Pit gates open at 4:00pm with open practice running from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Practice is open to all cars except Mini Dwarfs. Pit passes are $40.00 per person entering the pits. Grandstands are free to watch. Make plans to come test and get ready for the 2018 racing season. 

Now Hiring for 2018 Season

The Bakersfield Speedway is looking for a few good people to join our team for the 2018 race season. If you or someone you know are interested, we will be holding open interviews Saturday February 17th 10am to 1pm. Please bring a resume and your current drivers license/ID and meet some of our current staff as we discuss the upcoming season. Many positions are available so don’t miss out. Saturday February 17th 10am to 1pm at the front office [...]

Bakersfield Speedway Announces 2018 Event Schedule

Bakersfield Speedway Announces 2018 Event Schedule BAKERSFIELD, Ca. (January 12, 2018) – The Bakersfield Speedway is proud to announce their 2018 event schedule. The historic Bakersfield Speedway is a one third mile high banked clay oval that has been home to auto racing in Bakersfield, CA since May of 1946. As Bakersfield’s premier offering for professional dirt track auto racing waves the green flag for its 2018 season giving the Bakersfield Speedway the recognition of being one of the oldest continuous [...]


By Lance Jennings NOVEMBER 15, 2017… This Saturday, November 18th, the Light Up The World Beverages USAC Western States and USAC National Midgets will clash at Bakersfield Speedway. Promoted by Scott Schweitzer, the “November Classic” is the twelfth point race and marks the return of national series to the Bakersfield oval after seventeen years. The action packed card will also feature the California Lightning Sprints, Hobby Stocks, and Mini Stocks. The Pit Gates will open at 2:00pm, the Front Gates [...]


SEPTEMBER 27, 2017… This Saturday, September 30th, the cars and stars of the Light Up The World Beverages USAC Western States Midget Series will return to Bakersfield Speedway. Promoted by Scott Schweitzer, the action packed card will also showcase Hobby Stocks, American Stocks, Mini Stocks, and NMRA TQ Midgets. The Pit Gates will open at 3:00pm, the Front Gates will open at 5:00pm, and Racing is scheduled for 7:00pm at “The West’s Fastest 1/3-Mile High Banked Clay Oval.” For [...]


For the seventh year, Racing for Wishes will compete at Bakersfield Speedway with dirt track action for a great cause. September 16th will see $1500 on the line for the IMCA Modifieds and fundraising for the Make-A-Wish Central California. Pass the helmet, a silent auction, and sponsorships will aide in the fundraising efforts with $2700 raised by Jeff Thielscher and the Racing for Wishes staff last year. 100% of the monies donated go towards granting wishes of children in Kern [...]

2017 Bud Nationals reserved pit stalls

Reserved parking stalls for the 2017 Budweiser Nationals will go on sale Tuesday September 5th. Reserved pit stalls are $25 per stall and are limited to race cars only, NO PERSONALLY VEHICLES ALLOWED IN THE PITS FOR THE NATIONALS. To reserve your stall please call Deanna Macht at 661-549-1148. If you had a reserved stall in 2016, you will have first right to reserve that same stall for 2017, all other stalls are on a first come basis. Reserved [...]

Schedule change to September 9th event

A slight schedule adjustment has been made for the upcoming September 9th event night. The Late Models have been removed from this night of racing with all other divisions running as scheduled for the night. “With another projected low car count, I feel it would be best for everyone if we remove the Late Models from Saturday night’s event. The class has had some struggle’s this season with car counts and I’d rather let them get ready for the [...]

Thornton wins Pro Stock battle at Bakersfield Speedway

Doug Thornton felt the pressure but never flinched during the waning laps of the Pro Stock feature Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. The Santa Maria driver expertly held off both Justin Crockett and Brady Bell late to win a hotly-contested, three-way battle to be the first one to the checkered flag. “I heard them back there,” Thornton said. “I just knew I had to hit all my marks, not make any mistakes,” Thornton said.   The win, Thornton’s second of the year, extended [...]