USAC Midgets return for season finale

USAC MIDGETS ARE HEADED BACK TO THE SPEEDWAY SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19TH TO CAP OFF 2016!!! The last event of the 2016 season is set to go as a star filled group of USAC Midgets headline the racing action Saturday night November 19th. Three time USAC Champion Ronnie Gardner will be in the house along with 2016 Louie Vermeil Classic winner Michael Faccinto, 2016 Belleville Nationals winner Chad Boat and Bakersfield Young Gun Cory Elliott just to name a few. [...]

Nation grabs SportMods feature to cap off Budweiser Nationals

The second day of the 31st annual Budweiser Nationals at Bakersfield Speedway featured six highly competitive racing divisions filled with a plethora of talented drivers. It was the perfect recipe for an exciting night of action on the third-mile clay oval. The highlight of the evening was the 30-lap Hobby Stock main event, won in thrilling fashion by Rich Denman of Coalinga. Denman didn’t take over the lead until Lap 29. He spent several laps battling with leader Michael Scruggs following [...]

Hogge captures night 1 feature of Budweiser Nationals

Starting up front was the key to winning on Friday night during the opening night of action at the 31st annual Budweiser Nationals at Bakersfield Speedway. There were three feature races, and the winning drivers in each of those led every lap on the third-mile clay oval. Bobby Hogge of Salinas capped the feature racing by getting to the front and leading all 30 laps in the Late Model race minutes after finishing second in the Modified feature. “This thing is awesome,” [...]

31st Budweiser Nationals this Friday and Saturday October 7th & 8th

BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (October 5, 2016) – More than $60,000 in prizes will be awarded in the West Coast’s premier dirt open show with the 31st Budweiser Nationals at Bakersfield Speedway October 7th and 8th. Race fans will be treated to complete shows each night with gates opening at 4 p.m. and racing at 5 p.m. The Late Models and IMCA Modifieds will run complete features each night as part of a busy weekend that includes over 200 cars expected and [...]

Hagar captures first SportMod feature of year

                      By Mike Griffith – BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN:  Dakota Brown capped a championship American Stock season with a dramatic victory on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. Five championships were decided on the final regular-season night at the third-mile oval, but the only doubt as to who would be champion was in the American Stock division. Brown led Trevor Baker by four points with Nicholas Johnson just 10 behind. Johnson broke in his heat race, making it a two-man shootout in the main. Miranda Scott took [...]

Holiday Inn Express host hotel for Bud Nationals

                        The brand new Holiday Inn Express hotel located just 4 miles from the race track is the host hotel for the 31st Annual Budweiser National set for October 7th & 8th. Anyone needing lodging for the event, please give them a call and they can get you taken care of. When booking your stay please mention your attending the Bakersfield Speedway to receive the discounted racers rate for your stay. For reservations call 661-387-1678. The hotel is located at [...]


                  This Saturday night we honor our annual tradition of allowing any driver that hasn’t raced with us yet this year to come race for free. We will offer a free pit pass to the visiting driver as we prepare for the upcoming 31st Annual Budweiser Nationals. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks and American Stock will all be in action this Saturday night. Gates open at 5pm with racing at 7pm, pit gates will be open [...]


                    The final 5 track champions will be crowned this Saturday night September 24th. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks and American Stocks will all be in action this weekend with championships to be decided in each division. Gates open at 5pm with racing getting underway at 7pm. Make plans to be here as this Saturday as it all will be decided after the checkered flag is waved. General admission $12, Seniors/Military $10, Kids 6-12 $5, 5 [...]


                          Wayne Dotson of Bakersfield made it clear Saturday night he’s ready for the upcoming 31st Annual Budweiser Nationals. Dotson who has been taking a brake from racing in Bakersfield as he visited his son Ethan Dotson while he races in the Mid West, returned in fine fashion by leading all of the scheduled 25 lap main event. 13 Motor City GMC IMCA SportMods checked in at the Bakersfield Speedway to do battle on the 1/3 mile clay oval as [...]

Modifieds return this Saturday night September 17th

                      POINT CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLES WHINE DOWN AT THE SPEEDWAY STARTING THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!!! The season long points battles are whining down as only two more points races are on tap at the Bakersfield Speedway in the 2016 race season. Mid Cal Fabrication IMCA Modifieds headline an action packed night along with the Motor City GMC IMCA SportMods, Central Valley Tanks IMCA Stock Cars, Coca Cola Mini Stocks and the CA Lightning Sprints. Gates open at 5:00pm with racing getting underway [...]