Bakersfield, California………A new addition to the 2017 USAC National Midget schedule’s end-of-the-year west coast swing has been announced as the penultimate round of this year’s championship. The November 18th USAC Western States Midget event at California’s Bakersfield Speedway will now carry USAC National Midget points in addition to Western States points. The event will slot in as the final race on the calendar prior to the 77th running of the “Turkey Night Grand Prix” at Ventura (Calif.) Raceway. USAC National Midget [...]

Holder takes home the big win at Bakersfield Speedway

Fans were treated to a fireworks show as part of the 6th Annual Richie McGowan Memorial on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. But before and after the night sky was colorfully lit up, they were regaled by some exciting racing action on the track’s third-mile clay oval. Brylon Holder won a thrilling 25-lap Sports Mod main event, holding off several strong challengers.   Holder led from wire-to-wire but not before beating runner-up Tina Pounds to the finish line by a fraction of a [...]


With the current heat wave foretasted to break Friday night, we have decided to still push back Saturday’s start time by 1 hour to help combat the current conditions. We will jump directly into our summer operating hours starting this Saturday night with front gates opening at 5pm, racing starting at 7pm and the pit gate opening at 3pm. We will also have MULTIPLE COOLING STATIONS located in the front grass/concession area and pit area for anyone to take [...]

Drake wins it by inches Saturday night

Larry Childress hasn’t lost the desire to race, but after 31 years in the sport, his body had said “enough.” Childress climbed into his Late Model for the final time on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway, ending a career than spanned numerous divisions on both pavement and dirt. Childress, surrounded by family and fellow races, was honored on the front straight of the third-mile clay oval before feature events started.   “It’s really tough,” he said of his decision. “My back’s been really [...]

Late Models roar into Bakersfield this Saturday June 3rd

Coming up this Saturday JUNE 3RD THE Bull 97.3 and ALZHEIMER AND BRAIN AWARENESS NIGHT. This is our first time working with this great charity and we are excited to welcome them out here with us along with the The Bull 97.3 to bring awareness to this disease. The Alzheimer’s Association will be here with basket giveaways and 50/50 raffles on top of Late Models, SportMods, Hobby Stocks, American Stocks, NMRA Midgets and the Super 4’s. Join us for a great [...]

May 27th Race Results

Motor City GMC IMCA Northern SportMods A Main 1. #78s Gary Dutton 2. #7c Clint Reichenbach 3. #44s Shane DeVolder 4. #00 Austin Manzella 5. #40 Nick Spainhoward 6. #83 Jason Nation 7. #7J Fred Ryland 8. #12 James Cecil 9. #33 Cale Kanke 10. #92 Dylan Schriner 11. #34 Race Liberante 12. #88B Ryan Bledsaw 13. #09 Brylon Holder 14. #88c Austin Ruskauff     Coca-Cola Mini Stocks A Main 1. #1D David Wolford 2. #88 Clinton Massey 3. #15 Shawn Schawartzenberger 4. #23w David Waller 5. #68 Carter Cherry 6. #123w Misty Warren 7. #57x Steven Lawler 8. #7 Loni Spiller 9. #43 Mike Conway 10. [...]


This Saturday May 27th Bakersfield Speedway’s first FAITH AND FAMILY NIGHT.  We have partnered with KAXL 88.3 LIFE FM we are excited to welcome Afternoon Joy Ride hosts Matt and Aaron and more 88.3 Life FM DJs to meet race fans and host some great family fun activities and even announce some racing action. We are bringing back BICYCLE RACES for the first time in years, we encourage all kids to bring their bikes and get a chance to [...]

Baker picks up first Hobby Stock win

Tate Loftis crossed the finish line first, sideways and in the infield, but he was not the winner of a wild 25-lap Hobby Stock feature on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. Trevor Baker, who was pushing Loftis’ car as the pair finished the race, was declared the winner as Loftis was disqualified for rough driving. Baker dove low in turn four and had the lead as the two headed to the white flag. Baker then moved to the preferred high line [...]


Bakersfield Paint & Wallpaper night at the races is headlined by the return of the Mid Cal Fabrication IMCA Modifieds. Brad Pounds of Bakersfield is currently leading the Modifieds points with Cody Laney close on his heels just 4 points back. This always exciting division can produce different winners each night so this Saturday night will be interesting to watch. H&S Body Works Hobby Stocks, Johasee Rebar American Stocks, Western Pro Stocks and the NMRA 3/4 Midgets will also [...]