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Laney tops IMCA modified field at Bakersfield

Cody Laney took advantage of slower traffic to take the lead, then pulled away to win the 30-lap IMCA Modified feature on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. Bret Bennett led the first 20 laps but got caught behind a slower car and that’s when Laney pounced, taking lead on the 21st lap and pulled away for his second win of the year on the third-mile clay oval. “What a race car Terry Henry gave me,” Laney said. “I caught a break [...]

Johnson races to first Hobby Stock win at Bakersfield speedway

Nicholas Johnson climbed from his race car and pounded his fists against the roof as if he were beating a drum. That was the winning feeling on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway as he raced to his first victory in a Hobby Stock. “I came out here last race (in his first ever Hobby Stock race) and had a little mess up in turn four and spun so I wanted to redeem myself,” the former American Stock track champion said. “I’m [...]

Spainhoward starts off 2018 Speedway season with a win

Former Bakersfield Speedway champion Nick Spainhoward opened the IMCA Sports Mod season at Bakersfield Speedway on Saturday night with a victory in the 30-lap feature. Spainhoward started third in the feature and held off a challenge from Michael Johnson, who came all the way from the 10th starting spot, to get the victory. Matt Mayo finished third, followed by Garrett Jernagan and Chris McKellar. A red flag fell as the last lap was being finished due to a multi-car accident on the [...]


PETERSEN MEDIA- After a successful showing during the 2016 season, the famed World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is set to return to Bakersfield Speedway on March 24th in an event that will mark their final race in the Golden State before returning later this fall. During the 2016 event, the stars and cars of the series made their return to the Central CA bullring a memorable one as California product, Brad Sweet, fended off challenges from Joey Saldana, [...]


All events for Saturday & Sunday have been cancelled. Today’s latest rain showers plus the forecasted rain for tomorrow evening has forced us again to put off opening night for the third straight weekend.

MARCH 10th events cancelled due to forecasted weather

Saturday march 10th events have been cancelled due to the rain forecast. Rain is scheduled to begin midday Saturday at the race track and in the surrounding area. We have monitored the weather forecast all week and we feel the correct thing to do is to save everyone the time and expense to travel here, unload and get prepared to race, to only have it start raining and cancel then. We appreciate the continued support of everyone and we [...]


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 [...]