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Drivers turn out for McGowan memorial races at Speedway

A gentle breeze may have moderated the temperatures at Bakersfield Speedway on Saturday evening, but the racing at the fourth annual Richie McGowan Memorial was as hotly contested as ever. The event is named after local petroleum industry executive and longtime driver Richard McGowan, who was found dead in his home in February 2013 at […]

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Richie McGowan Memorial & Fireworks

The 4th Annual Richie McGowan Memorial and FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA is THIS Saturday Night! One of the biggest events of the year, the best Fireworks show ever at Bakersfield Speedway and four top notch racing divisions headline this event. The Richie McGowan Memorial 32 lap $3,200 total purse H&S Body Works and Towing Hobby Stock race. Plus, […]

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Holder captures IMCA modified main event victory

    Roger Holder of Bakersfield found himself standing in victory lane Saturday night after a 25 lap battle. Holder needed every one of those laps to find his way to the front. Steve Noland had control of the 16 car field for most of the race as Holder was working his way up from […]

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Huge night of racing this Saturday June 20th

A huge night of dirt track action featuring the Mid Cal Fabrication IMCA Modifieds! Plus, Motor City Buick GMC Sport Mods, Central Valley Tank of California IMCA Stock Cars, H&S Body Works and Towing Hobby Stocks,California Lightning Sprints and the NMRA Midgets! Gates open at 4pm, Racing at 6! Bring your family and friends out […]

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Bartels grabs late model win at Bakersfield

Nick Bartels didn’t care that the low line was the preferred way around Bakersfield Speedway on Saturday night. Bartels found the middle of the track more to his liking and used that route to perfection in winning the 30-lap Late Model feature. The El Segundo driver powered around Robert Sanders on the outside for the […]

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Late Models return to action Saturday June 13th

The 70th season of dirt track racing action continues this Saturday night June 13th at the Bakersfield Speedway. The high powered Late Models lead the five divisions night scheduled to do battle Saturday night along with the Melo’s Gas & Gear American Stocks, CDCRA Dwarf Cars, Diamond IT Mod Lites and the GoLiveStream Mini Dwarfs. […]

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Lauer latest IMCA winner at Bakersfield Speedway

By Mike Griffith mgriffith@bakersfield.com With most of his competitors glued to the bottom of the third-mile clay oval at Bakersfield Speedway on Saturday night, Danny Lauer took a path less traveled. He moved to the high side of the track and it paid off with his first IMCA Modified win of the season. Lauer moved […]

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Modifieds return again this Saturday June 6th

5 divisions of racing this Saturday night to start off the month of June. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Northern SportMods, Hobby Stocks Western Pro Stocks and Mini Stocks hit the 1/3 Mile Clay Oval June 6th. Gates open at 4pm with racing getting underway at 6pm. General admission $12, Seniors/Military $10, Kids $5, 5 and under […]

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HOGGE MAKES IT 3 FOR 3 WITH SATURDAYS MAIN EVENT WIN

The first heat wave hit Bakersfield Saturday and the weather wasn’t the only hot thing going on in town. 22 Mid Cal Fabrication IMCA Modifieds checked in at the Bakersfield Speedway to do battle on the 1/3 mile clay oval for some hot summer night racing. Robert Sanders took an early control of the field […]

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Modifieds return on free Coke night this Saturday May 30th

This Saturday night May 30th is FREE Coca-Cola Night at Bakersfield Speedway! Four exciting racing divisions scheduled Saturday featuring the Mid Cal Fabrication IMCA Modifieds along with H&S Body Works Hobby Stocks, Melo’s Gas & Gear American Stocks and the Okie Bowl Hard Tops. Come thirsty and be happy enjoying a night of dirt track racing. […]