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Kevin Johnson finds victory lane in SportMod main

There were some hard feelings following the Sports Mod feature on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. Kevin Johnson passed James Cecil on a restart seven laps into the race and went on to his first victory of the season, despite Cecil trying to ruin his night. Cecil drove hard into turn three to try to get under and slide back in front of Johnson but could not do so. A lap later, Cecil stopped his car in turn three, drawing a [...]

Johnson uses a lot of track to get his win at Speedway

Michael Johnson was a man on a mission late Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway and he used most of the third-mile clay oval to complete it. As the laps wound down in the split 50-lap Sports Mod feature Johnson drove harder and harder, putting on quite the show as he would dive low into turn three with a lot of speed and let the momentum carry him high up into turn four, just inches from the wall. Sometimes his car [...]

McKellar, Spainhoward both end up winners at Speedway

By Mike Griffith BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN, One driver stated on the front row, the other dead last and they both came away winners on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. Chris McKellar started up front and led all 25 laps to win the Sports Mod feature. Meanwhile, Nick Spainhoward worked his way from last to a fourth-place finish which gave him more than enough points to win the two-race Motor City Throwdown United Series and a $600 bonus. There was one fast way [...]

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 [...]