2nd ANNUAL BBQ SHOWDOWN SET FOR AUGUST 24TH

The Bakersfield Speedway is gearing up for the much anticipated 2nd Annual BBQ Showdown Saturday night August 24th as part of the popular Mike Moshier Classic. This night of racing was started after the loss of the voice of over 20+ years at the Bakersfield Speedway. Mike lost his battle to cancer and this event has become a very special night to everyone. Last year the BBQ Showdown was added with great success, so it was added again in [...]

OUTLAW KARTS TAKE CENTER STAGE THIS SATURDAY AUGUST 1Oth

SPEEDWAY MEDIA- With a break in the Budweiser Points Series racing action the next two-weeks, Speedway management has scheduled an exciting event for Saturday August 10th. Join us this Saturday night for the 1st Annual Bakersfield Black Gold Nationals Outlaw Kart event. California’s fastest growing racing division is taking center stage for this big night of racing with $1,000 up for grabs for the Outlaw Kart winner. Intermediate and Box Stock karts will also be in action. Tickets for the [...]

IMCA MODIFIEDS AND WESTERN PRO STOCK THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AUGUST 3rd

IMCA MODIFIEDS AND WESTERN PRO STOCKS HIT THE HIGH BANKED CLAY OVAL TO KICK OFF RACING IN AUGUST THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!!! Head out to the races this weekend as the racing is headlined by two heart pounding classes. The Pep Boy Auto Center IMCA Modifieds and the Western Pro Stocks double headline an action packed night along with Central Valley Tanks IMCA Stock Cars, Slingin Dirt Mod Lites and the Kern Asphalt Paving Outlaw Karts this Saturday night August [...]

RULES UPDATE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

For all Bakersfield Speedway points classes the following rules update will be effective immediately if not already stated in the current rules. Hobby Stocks, American Stocks and Mini Stocks – One 12 volt battery only. Must be securely mounted with positive terminal covered at all times.

IMCA SPORTMODS WRAP UP THE MONTH OF RACING IN JULY SATURDAY NIGHT

SPEEDWAY MEDIA- We wrap up the month of July this Saturday night as the Motor City GMC IMCA SportMods are set to return to Bakersfield Speedway July 27th along with the Bang Energy Drink American Stocks, Coca-Cola Mini Stocks and the RealFast.tv Mini Dwarfs. Bakersfield’s Saturday night family fun spot will have FREE Otter Pops night for everyone with a paid admission this weekend so we can help beat the Bakersfield summertime heat. The racing is always hot on the [...]

THE SECOND HALF OF THE 2019 RACING SEASON KICKS OFF AT THE BAKERSFIELD SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY JULY 13th!!!

THE SECOND HALF OF THE 2019 RACING SEASON KICKS OFF AT THE BAKERSFIELD SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY JULY 13th!!! The IMCA Western RaceSaver Winged Sprints are headed back to Bakersfield this Saturday for their second appearance of the 2019 season. These winged warriors put on a great show in their June event with a last lap pass for an exciting finish. Don’t miss these high powered machines as they rip around the 1/3 mile Bakersfield Speedway agin this weekend. Also [...]

ANNUAL RICHIE McGOWAN MEMORIAL RACE & FIREWORKS SET FOR THE SPEEDWAY SATURDAY JUNE 29th!!!

The annual Fireworks Extravaganza is making its way to the Bakersfield Speedway this Saturday night as part of the 8th Annual Richie McGowan Memorial Event. A 32 lap H&S Body Works Hobby stock main event caps off a special night in honor of a great man with a special love for racing. PepBoys IMCA Modifieds, Motor City GMC IMCA SportMods and the Bang Energy American Stocks will also be in action Saturday night. Gates open at 5:00pm with racing [...]

RACESAVER WING SPRINTS MAKING THEIR FIRST STOP TO THE SPEEDWAY SATURDAY JUNE 22nd!!!

RACESAVER WING SPRINTS MAKING THEIR FIRST STOP TO THE SPEEDWAY SATURDAY JUNE 22nd!!! Head out to the races this weekend as the racing is headlined by the return of the IMCA RACESAVER WING SPRINT CARS. These high powered, big wing sprint cars get around the 1/3 high banked clay oval in lightning fashion which makes this a must see event for all ages. Pep Boy Auto Center IMCA Modifieds, Slingin Dirt Mod Lites and the RealFast.tv Mini Dwarfs will [...]

WESTERN PRO STOCKS ARE HEADED BACK TO THE SPEEDWAY SATURDAY JUNE 15th

The Bull 97.3 FM night at the races is headlined by the return of the Western Pro Stocks presented by Hoosier Tires. Bakersfield’s Jerry Stewart won there last appearance back in May and now has his sights set on two in a row this Saturday night. These close matched set of high powered race cars get around the 1/3 high banked clay oval in lightning fashion which makes this a must see event for all ages. Bang Energy American [...]

JOHNSON RACES TO SPORTMOD WIN AT BAKERSFIELD SPEEDWAY

BY MIKE GRIFFITH mgriffith@bakersfield.com    There was one fast way around Bakersfield Speedway in the Sports Mod feature on Saturday night: up high on the third-mile clay oval. Kevin Johnson got there first from his outside front row starting position and led all 25 laps for his first win of the year. Johnson’s biggest challenge came a few laps after a restart. Gary Dutton went low in turns one and two to draw even on the 13th lap, The two were [...]