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 [...]

IMCA SPORTMOD POINTS BATTLE HEATS UP THIS SATURDAY

SPEEDWAY MEDIA- The racing in the month of June rolls along again Saturday night as the Motor City GMC IMCA SportMods are set to return to Bakersfield Speedway June 8th along with the H&S Body Works Hobby Stocks, Slingin Dirt Mod Lites and the Coca-Cola Mini Stocks. Bakersfield’s Chris McKellar brings a two-point lead over Guy Ahlwardt in the SportMods season points series. Both drivers are expected to be on hand Saturday night along with Michael Johnson, Jason Nation and [...]

USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS HEADLINE BAKERSFIELD RETURN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS HEADLINE BAKERSFIELD RETURN By Lance Jennings MAY 7, 2019… After a furious battle at Ventura, the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars are back in action this Saturday, May 11th, at Bakersfield Speedway. Promoted by Scott Schweitzer, the sixth point race will also feature Hobby Stocks, IMCA Stock Cars, and Mini Stocks. The pit gate will open at 3:00pm, spectator gates are open at 5:00pm, and racing is scheduled for 7:00pm at “The West’s [...]

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CARS RETURN TO BAKERSFIELD

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CARS RETURN TO BAKERSFIELD By Lance Jennings MARCH 12, 2019… After a two nights of furious action at Las Vegas, the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series will make their only appearance of the year at Bakersfield Speedway this Saturday, March 16th. Promoted by Scott Schweitzer, the “KUZZ Night at the Races” will also feature IMCA Stock Cars, American Stocks and the California Lightning Sprints. The Pit Gates will open at 3:00pm, the Front Gates will open [...]

2019 BAKERSFIELD SPEEDWAY EVENT SCHEDULE RELEASED

 For further information contact Scott Schweitzer info@bakersfieldspeedway.com or (661) 393-3373   For Immediate Release   2019 BAKERSFIELD SPEEDWAY EVENT SCHEDULE RELEASED!   (Bakersfield, CA. December 31, 2018) The Bakersfield Speedway is proud to announce their 2019 event schedule. The historic Bakersfield Speedway is a one third mile high banked clay oval that has been home to auto racing in Bakersfield, CA since May of 1946. As Bakersfield’s premier offering for professional dirt track auto racing waves the green flag for its 2019 season giving the Bakersfield [...]

Outlaws, Midgets were bookends to a solid Bakersfield Speedway season

It’s a track where stock car racing is king, but a pair of open wheel events provided a bit of thunder in 2018 at Bakersfield Speedway. The World of Outlaws Series, which opened the season after the first three weekends were rained out, and the season-ending USAC National Midget race both had stellar fields and superb racing on the third-mile clay oval. In between it was a banner year for a number of local racers who came away with season championships.   “We [...]

BIG MIDGET FIELD EXPECTED FOR NOVEMBER CLASSIC SATURDAY AT BAKERSFIELD

BIG MIDGET FIELD EXPECTED FOR NOVEMBER CLASSIC SATURDAY AT BAKERSFIELD By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Bakersfield, California (November 14, 2018)………An abundance of USAC Midget racing talent will be on display in this Saturday’s “November Classic” at Bakersfield Speedway as the P1 Insurance National Midgets clash with the Light Up The World Western States Midgets for the first of two times in 2018. The field sees four past USAC National Midget champions on board for the November 17 race on the speedy [...]