Start your Memorial Day weekend with Racing

Four divisions of racing returns this Saturday night to the Bakersfield Speedway to help jump start your Memorial Day weekend. Trinity Motorsports IMCA Northern sport mods headline this weekend‘s racing events. This new division has quickly become a very popular and exciting division at the Speedway and Saturday night will again be a highly contested main event. Also in action this weekend is the DC’s RV Center mini stocks, RealFast.TV mini dwarfs and the Okie Bowl Hard Tops. Gates [...]

May 19th Race Results

Late Models (16 cars) A Main 1. #11x Steve Drake 2. #7 Mike Johnson 3. #8 John Lowrey 4. #c9 Chad Reichenbach 5. #18 Cody Barnett 6. #12 Ron Bartels 7. #27 Nick Bartels 8. #96 Carla Laney 9. #77 Bill Bartels 10. #1N Mike Corwin 11. #77c Johnny Cardoza 12. #53 David Spears 13. #32B Clay Daly 14. #10N Robert Sanders 15. #17 Larry Childress 16. #29 Andy Obertello Hobby Stocks (18 cars) A Main 1. #2x Jimmy Irwin 2. #24 Tyler Johnson 3. #22D Ryan Daves 4. #26 Steven Johnson 5. #33 Robert Swearengin 6. #56 Matt Wankum 7. #2z Garth Zander 8. #3 Jared Schweitzer 9. #87 Lloyd Wren Jr 10. [...]

Drake wins Late Model main just ahead of Johnson, who finishes with just 2 tires

  By BY MIKE GRIFFITH Californian staff writer mgriffith@bakersfield.com   For 15 laps it was a one-man show, then it turned wild in the 30-lap Late Model feature at Bakersfield Speedway.   How wild?   Well, Steve Drake thought he had lost a close race to Mike Johnson, who drove across the finish line with just two tires on the third-mile clay oval — his right-side tires were on top of the crash wall with sparks flying.   “I saw a little flash of blue (the color of Johnson’s car) [...]

Mini Dwarf start times changed for this weekend

This Saturday night May 19th, the mini dwarf heat race starting times have been moved forward to help create more race time to complete the scheduled events. Heat races for mini dwarfs will start at 4:30pm sharp. With the enlarged car count planned for Saturday, this adjustment will help prevent the need to shorten any races.

May 12th 2012 Race Results

IMCA Modifieds (25 cars) A Main 1. #2J Justin Schweitzer 2. #25v Josh Vogt 3. #4 Joey Yantis 4. #1P Brad Pounds 5. #222 Gary Dutton 6. #198 Robby Sawyer 7. #2 Danny Lauer 8. #11x Kyle Heckman 9. #11 Rick Childress Jr 10. #38s Nick Sylvester 11. #5L Cody Laney 12. #51 Jason Bannister 13. #61 Donald Haughton 14. #07x Troy Morris Jr 15. #24 Roger Holder 16. #97 Jay Marks 17. #22c Michael Johnson 18. #52u John Uccillini 19. #5 Brett Bennet 20. #2L Larry Hood 21. #29x Scott Gatson 22. #47 Danny Quinn B Main 1. #2 Danny Lauer 2. #51 Jason Bannister 3. #61 Donald Haughton 4. #38s [...]

Jensen cruises to Super Streets feature win

  BY STEPHEN LYNCH Special to The Californian   Bakersfield Speedway’s slick racing surface was difficult for some drivers to maneuver around Saturday night.   Lee Jensen wasn’t one of them   Jensen grabbed an early lead and never looked back en route to winning the 25-lap Super Streets A-main.   Jensen took over the point with a lap four pass of Lonnie Welch and was never seriously threatened for the top spot once he got it.   Earlier in the evening Jensen won his heat race.   “I love these tracks [...]

Dutton claims victory on wild, wacky night

  BY MIKE GRIFFITH Californian staff writer mgriffth@bakersfield.com   As a full moon rose over turn three, it turned into one of those nights at Bakersfield Speedway.   The kind where nothing much goes as planned, where the flagman gets tennis elbow from repeatedly waving the caution flag in one race, then waves nothing but the green, white and checkered in another. Where a race that had been oh-so-smooth turns into a crash fest.   Such are full-moon short-track racing nights. Or so says racing supersitition.   Saturday [...]

May 5th 2012 Race Results

IMCA Modifieds (19 cars) A Main 1. #222 Gary Dutton 2. #51B Bryan Clark 3. #15B Brad Pounds 4. #11x Kyle Heckman 5. #11 Rick Childress Jr 6. #24 Roger Holder 7. #2J Justin Schweitzer 8. #2 Larry Hood 9. #22c Michael Johnson 10. #97 Jay Marks 11. #111 Logan Drake 12. #07x Troy Morris Jr 13. #90 Freddie Davis 14. #29x Scott Gatson 15. #14B Steve Boles 16. #5w Larry Wise 17. #198 Robby Sawyer 18. #1P Scott Pounds 19. #25v Josh Vogt Hobby Stocks (33 cars) A Main 1. #9x Gary Dutton 2. #87 Lloyd Wren Jr 3. #2x Jimmy Irwin 4. #c9 Clint Reichenbach 5. #22D Ryan Daves 6. #23 Dylan Hagar 7. [...]

April 28th, 2012 Race Results

Late Models (20 cars) A Main 1. #32D Clay Daly 2. #11x Steve Drake 3. #36 Bobby Hogge IV 4. #29 Andy Obertello 5. #27 Nick Bartels 6. #7 Mike Johnson 7. #5K Mike Kirby 8. #91P Jason Papich 9. #4 Jerry Stewart 10. #D1 Devin Crockett 11. #c9 Chad Reichenbach 12. #91T Tony Toste 13. #77 Bill Bartels 14. #96 Carla Laney 15. #17 Larry Childress 16. #12 Ron Bartels 17. #1N Mike Corwin 18. #53 David Spears 19. #10N Robert Sanders DNS #6 John Crow American Stocks (25 cars) A Main 1. #16 Rick Childress Jr 2. #17 Traci Childress 3. #12H Brent Hosfeldt 4. #79 Dale Frye 5. #44 Brian Childress 6. #23 Tim [...]

Daly picks his way to victory

BY MIKE GRIFFITH Californian staff writer        mgriffith@bakersfield.com Clay Daly of Watsonville used a pick to perfection Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. Daly was running second to Steve Drake as the leaders rapidly closed on slower traffic with 10 laps remaining in the 30-lap Late Model feature. Daly dove in turn four to take the lead as Drake had to slow then dart high to get past Carla Laney. Daly led the rest of the way for his first victory at the third-mile [...]