Timmons races to first Sprint Car win at Bakersfield Speedway

Ryan Timmons will remember his run on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. Timmons passed Austin Liggett with eight laps to go and went on to his first-ever Sprint Car victory in the USAC West Coast Sprint Car 30-lap feature. Liggett took the lead at the drop of the green flag with Timmons right behind. Timmons made the winning move when he dove low into turn three and came out ahead of Liggett in turn four.   “I really wanted to get Austin there,” [...]

The heat is on and Shannon McQueen will be in her comfort zone at Bakersfield Speedway

Shannon McQueen summed up what it’s like to be a racer in one sentence earlier this week. “Most people go on vacation, we go to Bakersfield Speedway when it’s 106,” she said. “That’s our kind of fun.” That’s exactly where she will be Saturday night as the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series makes a stop at the track for the first time since 2016.   “We’re going to debut a brand new car,” said McQueen, who is fourth in the championship points [...]

USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT CARS EYE BAKERSFIELD RETURN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE By Lance Jennings JULY 24, 2018… After a year off the schedule, the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars will return to Bakersfield Speedway this Saturday, July 28th, for their only appearance of 2018. Promoted by Scott Schweitzer, the eleventh point race will also feature Sport Mods, American Stocks, and Mini Stocks. 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 [...]

TINA POUNDS CAPTURES POPULAR SPORTMOD WIN SATURDAY

As the 2018 race season rolls into the second half, Tina Pounds of Bakersfield, CA showed she is still no stranger to the Victory Lane at the Bakersfield Speedway. 16 Motor City IMCA SportMods checked in at the Bakersfield Speedway to do battle on the 1/3 mile clay high banked oval. Pounds took an early control of the field as the 15 others had there work cut out catching her on the smooth racing surface. Kevin Johnson of Bakersfield, [...]

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 [...]