A very sad day in the racing community

The Bakersfield Speedway and the Schweitzer family would like to send our deepest condolences to the entire McGowan family in your time of need. Not one single person has made more of a impact on the racing at the Bakersfield Speedway as Richie McGowan did. Whether it was by supporting the track with cars, sponsoring cars, sponsoring races, helping other racers or watching races from the grandstands, his presence was felt each and every Saturday night. The void he [...]

Raceceivers mandatory in 2012

The start of each race season tends to see some changes in the normal race program that people are used to seeing. 2012 is no different as the Bakersfield Speedway has made a change for the better in the off season. Track owner Scott Schweitzer has required the use of RaceCeivers in all divisions. Raceceivers are a small one way scanner that is worn by the driver which in turn allows them to hear instructions or warnings communicated by [...]

Dirt track racing just got better for two California tracks

Two of California’s premier dirt track facilities have taken another step to improve racing at each track. Over the off season, Bakersfield Speedway and Santa Maria Speedway have met with Electronic Scoring Systems suppliers to see what would be the best option for both track and racer budgets. Promoters Scott Schweitzer and Chris Kearns have chosen MyLaps/AMB Transponder Systems for their respective facilities and are very pleased with what is to come. The two race tracks were amongst a [...]

2012 Schedule Released

(JANUARY 3, 2012, BAKERSFIELD, CA) Bakersfield Speedway promoter Scott Schweitzer released the 2012 Bakersfield Speedway event schedule on Tuesday afternoon.  The much anticipated 2012 season, which features 33 race dates, will get under way on Saturday, March 3rd with four action packed divisions that night and it will conclude nearly eight month later after the 27th Annual Budweiser Nationals.  The popular IMCA Modifieds will again headline the 2012 schedule with 18 points season dates.  Other Bakersfield Speedway house division including [...]