Affective immediately, the Mini Dwarf shock rule will now be as follows: Afco Quarter Midget Shocks allowed at the Bakersfield Speedway. All other aftermarket shock must be approved before use. It was our intention to help try and keep the cost of racing down by limiting the division to a stock shock and the prior rule. It has before apparent that most teams are already using the Afco shock, then altering it to fit the prior rule. We feel that [...]

Karl Noland Sr. wins Hobby Stock feature at Bakersfield Speedway

By Mike Griffith, The Bakersfield Californian – There was a heck of a battle going on in the Hobby Stock feature Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway, but Karl Noland Sr. didn’t see any of that. Noland took the lead on the fifth lap of the 25-lap feature and led the rest of the way, despite having to survive six restarts in the caution-plagued race. “I can’t tell what’s going on behind me,” Noland said. “I’m just happy to finish the race, [...]

Pounds tops IMCA Modifieds again at Bakersfield Speedway

Brad Pounds raced to his second IMCA Modified victory of the year Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. Pounds, who started sixth, took the lead 10 laps into the 30-lap feature and finished 1.2 seconds ahead of Robby Sawyer on the third-mile clay oval. Pounds joins Ethan Dotson as the second repeat winner this season.   Dotson was third, followed by Bret Bennett and Rob Sanders. Defending series champion Jerry Flippo won the 20-lap Mod Lite feature for his first win of the season. Flippo took [...]

Gardner sprints to win at Bakersfield Speedway

Damion Gardner of Concord showed the fans at Bakersfield Speedway on Saturday night why he is a five-time USAC/CRA Sprint Car champion. Gardner took the lead from Condo Williams on the 14th lap and led the rest of the way to win the 30-lap feature at Bakersfield Speedway. It was the first time the series has stopped at the third-mile clay oval since 2005.   The was Gardner’s second win in three races this year and his 72nd overall. Brody Roa was second followed [...]


The month of April is in full swing which only means great racing at the Bakersfield Speedway. 23 Mid Cal Fabrication IMCA Modifieds checked in at the Bakersfield Speedway to do battle on the 1/3 mile clay high banked oval. Troy Foulger took an early control of the field from his fourth place starting position as the 22 others had there work cut out contending with the northern CA driver. Brad Pounds of Bakersfield, CA started eight in the [...]

Dotson tops IMCA Modified field Saturday night

Steven Johnson raced to an IMCA Stock Car victory on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. Johnson, last year’s champion, bounced back from last place finish in the first race of the season. Devan Jones was second and Troy Patee third.   Tyler Johnson won the American Stock feature, becoming the third different winner in as many races. Brandon Ratcliff was second and Cody Johnson third. In IMCA Modified action, Ethan Dotson raced to his second win of the season. Scott Pounds was second, [...]

Noland Jr. takes Hobby Stock race at Bakersfield Speedway

Raymond Noland Jr. took the lead on the 18th lap and raced to victory in the 25-lap Hobby Stock feature on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. He is the third winner in as many races on the third-mile clay oval. Noland powered past Don Mead two laps after a restart, then held off Mead and the rest of the field on three restarts over the final seven laps, the last with a lap to go. Tate Loftis passed Mead on the final [...]

Hill gets first win of 2017 in Hobby Stock

There was no catching Mike Hill Jr. on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. Hill took the lead early in the 25-lap Hobby Stock feature and pulled out to a huge lead before late-race cautions reeled him back. Those cautions only delayed Hill’s march to victory as he easily pulled away on the restarts, the last coming two laps from the finish. Hill was taking the checkered flag while second-place finisher Don Mead was in turn four. Trevor Baker finished third. “We did a [...]