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Pounds wins shortened IMCA Modifieds race at Bakersfield Speedway

  BY MIKE GRIFFITH Californian staff writer   As the night wore on at Bakersfield Speedway on Saturday, one thing became painfully apparent: nothing was going smoothly. Caution flags and race-halting red flags ate up time and by the time the featured event — a 25-lap IMCA Modified race — took the to the track the 11-o’clock curfew was looming. When that race got off to the same sort of “start” as the earlier American Stock, Sports Mod and Hobby Stock [...]

Saturday Night June 2nd

Saturday night June 2nd, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks, American Stocks and Mini Stocks. Gates open at 4:00pm with Racing starting at 6:00pm. General admission $10.00  Kid 6-12 $5.00  5 and under are FREE.

May 26 2012 Race Results

Sport Mods (20 Cars) A Main 1. #7D Loren De Armond 2. #61 Robbie Witwer 3. #2 Darrell Hood 4. #99M Kevin Johnson 5. #30 Geoff Menees 6. #82 Randy Schweitzer 7. #4B Eric Brust 8. #74 Wayne Dotson 9. #7x Taylor Paddock 10. #78 Justin Tuey 11. #06 Chris Dalton 12. #38 Jesse Bowles 13. #29 Joe Baker 14. #23M Marvin Leist 15. #33 Cale Kanke 16. #40 Nick Spainhoward 17. #28P John Piker 18. #21 Ray Crumb 19. [...]

De Armond victory highlights night at Speedway

BY STEPHEN LYNCH Special to The Californian Eighty-six cars spread out over five diverse racing divisions kicked off the holiday weekend with an exciting night of side-by-side action Saturday at Bakersfield Speedway. Loren De Armond of Lemoore capped off the evening in style, winning the 25-lap IMCA Northern Sport Mod feature. De Armond blew past early leader John Piker with 11 laps to go and then out-dueled Robbie Witwer of Ridgecrest to take the checkered flag following a restart with four laps [...]

Start your Memorial Day weekend with Racing

Four divisions of racing returns this Saturday night to the Bakersfield Speedway to help jump start your Memorial Day weekend. Trinity Motorsports IMCA Northern sport mods headline this weekend‘s racing events. This new division has quickly become a very popular and exciting division at the Speedway and Saturday night will again be a highly contested main event. Also in action this weekend is the DC’s RV Center mini stocks, RealFast.TV mini dwarfs and the Okie Bowl Hard Tops. Gates [...]

May 19th Race Results

Late Models (16 cars) A Main 1. #11x Steve Drake 2. #7 Mike Johnson 3. #8 John Lowrey 4. #c9 Chad Reichenbach 5. #18 Cody Barnett 6. #12 Ron Bartels 7. #27 Nick Bartels 8. #96 Carla Laney 9. #77 Bill Bartels 10. #1N Mike Corwin 11. #77c Johnny Cardoza 12. #53 David Spears 13. #32B Clay Daly 14. #10N Robert Sanders 15. #17 Larry Childress 16. #29 Andy Obertello Hobby Stocks (18 cars) A Main 1. #2x Jimmy Irwin 2. #24 Tyler Johnson 3. #22D Ryan Daves 4. #26 Steven Johnson 5. #33 Robert Swearengin 6. #56 Matt Wankum 7. #2z Garth Zander 8. #3 Jared Schweitzer 9. #87 Lloyd Wren Jr 10. [...]

Drake wins Late Model main just ahead of Johnson, who finishes with just 2 tires

  By BY MIKE GRIFFITH Californian staff writer   For 15 laps it was a one-man show, then it turned wild in the 30-lap Late Model feature at Bakersfield Speedway.   How wild?   Well, Steve Drake thought he had lost a close race to Mike Johnson, who drove across the finish line with just two tires on the third-mile clay oval — his right-side tires were on top of the crash wall with sparks flying.   “I saw a little flash of blue (the color of Johnson’s car) [...]

Mini Dwarf start times changed for this weekend

This Saturday night May 19th, the mini dwarf heat race starting times have been moved forward to help create more race time to complete the scheduled events. Heat races for mini dwarfs will start at 4:30pm sharp. With the enlarged car count planned for Saturday, this adjustment will help prevent the need to shorten any races.

May 12th 2012 Race Results

IMCA Modifieds (25 cars) A Main 1. #2J Justin Schweitzer 2. #25v Josh Vogt 3. #4 Joey Yantis 4. #1P Brad Pounds 5. #222 Gary Dutton 6. #198 Robby Sawyer 7. #2 Danny Lauer 8. #11x Kyle Heckman 9. #11 Rick Childress Jr 10. #38s Nick Sylvester 11. #5L Cody Laney 12. #51 Jason Bannister 13. #61 Donald Haughton 14. #07x Troy Morris Jr 15. #24 Roger Holder 16. #97 Jay Marks 17. #22c Michael Johnson 18. #52u John Uccillini 19. #5 Brett Bennet 20. #2L Larry Hood 21. #29x Scott Gatson 22. #47 Danny Quinn B Main 1. #2 Danny Lauer 2. #51 Jason Bannister 3. #61 Donald Haughton 4. #38s [...]

Jensen cruises to Super Streets feature win

  BY STEPHEN LYNCH Special to The Californian   Bakersfield Speedway’s slick racing surface was difficult for some drivers to maneuver around Saturday night.   Lee Jensen wasn’t one of them   Jensen grabbed an early lead and never looked back en route to winning the 25-lap Super Streets A-main.   Jensen took over the point with a lap four pass of Lonnie Welch and was never seriously threatened for the top spot once he got it.   Earlier in the evening Jensen won his heat race.   “I love these tracks [...]