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2016 racing season is in the books

Speedway Media, BAKERSFIELD, CA. (November 20, 2016) – Ronnie Gardner motored to an impressive USAC Western States Midget victory Saturday night as the race capped off the 71st season at the 1/3-mle high banked clay oval. While the Corona, CA. native bested the USAC Midget field, other Bakersfield Speedway winners included Brody Schweitzer in American Stocks, Chad Johnson in IMCA Stock Cars, Brent Hosfeldt in Hobby Stock action and Jett Yantis in Mini Dwarfs. 18 USAC Midgets checked in Saturday for [...]

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 [...]

VISITORS RACE FOR FREE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!!!!!

                  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 [...]

CHAMPIONS NIGHT THIS SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH!!!!

                    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 [...]

DOTSON RETURNS TO VICTORY LANE IN IMCA SPORTMODS SATURDAY

                          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 [...]

September 10th 2016 Race Results

                        H&S Body Works Hobby Stocks A Main 1. #87 Lloyd Wren Jr 2. #37 Aaron Stewart 3. #84 Chris Settlemire 4. #52 Perry Alderman 5. #2 Robert Swearengin 6. #15 Marc McCaslin 7. #35 Johnny Wood 8. #4 Jayden Schweitzer 9. #25 Kody Sly 10. #157 Ryan Holmes 11. #99 Don Mead 12. #46 Brian Childress 13. #59 Mike Hill Jr 14. #357 Zac Townsend DNS #77 Mike Bulley Hoosier Tire Pro Stocks A Main 1. #54 Brady Bell 2. #04 Tim Randolph 3. #29 Tina Bell 4. #13M Matt Mayo 5. #718 Aaron Cervantes 6. #68s Billy Simkins DNS #78s Gary Dutton Johasee Rebar [...]

2016 Budweiser National Entry Forms

                      2016 official entry forms for the 31st Annual Budweiser Nationals are now available. The West Coast Premier Open show has made its home at the 1/3 mile high banked clay oval known as the Bakersfield Speedway. This popular end of the season event attracts entries from all over the western United States. The 2016 edition looks to be shaping up as another  top notch two day event. Entry form can be found by clicking here: 2016 Entry Form  

Johnson captures another IMCA Stock Car victory at Speedway

                      Steve Drake continued his mastery of Bakersfield Speedway on Saturday night. Drake took the lead with 11 laps to go then sailed to victory in the Late Model race on the third-mile clay oval. “I just wanted to be patient but around lap 10 I thought we were in trouble,” said Drake, who was running fourth at that time. “The car was just good enough to get it done.” Drake finished third in the first Late Model race and has won every [...]

Late Models return for last regular season appearence

                      LATE MODELS ARE HEADED BACK TO THE SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!!! The popular dirt Late Models headline the racing action this Saturday night September 3rd for their last tune up before the 31st Annual Budweiser National set for October 7th & 8th. H&S Body Works Hobby Stocks, Motor City GMC IMCA SportMods, Central Valley Tanks IMCA Stock Cars, RealFast.tv Mini Dwarfs and the Bakersfield Hard Tops will also be in action at the Speedway. Gates open at 5:00pm with [...]

Hogge grabs Moshier Classic win in Modifieds

                      By Mike Griffith – Bakersfield Californian     The low groove was the quicker way around the third-mile clay oval at Bakersfield Speedway on Saturday night, but Bobby Hogge IV found just enough bite up high to propel him to victory in the IMCA Modified feature. Hogge was sixth after 25 laps of the split 50-lap feature and said during a 10-minute break that he would try to find something up high because the alternative was to play follow-the leader, [...]

2nd Annual Mike Moshier Classic this Saturday August 27th

                      The Second Annual Mike Moshier Classic THIS SATURDAY NIGHT at Bakersfield Speedway! “Look Out Mama!” This Saturday night the Mid-Cal Fabrication Open Wheel IMCA Racing Modifieds battle for 50 laps! Plus the Motor City Buick GMC Sport Mods, Pro Stocks and American Stocks “Put the Mustard on the Doggie!” Gates open at 5, “The green flag flies and the RPM’s rise” at 7! Tickets just $12 for Adults, Seniors/ Military $10, Kids 6-12 $5, five and younger get in FREE! Camping [...]

Ronald McDonald House big winner at Speedway

                        By Mike Griffith BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN – There was already a big winner at Bakersfield Speedway before the first engine was fired for the first main event. The winner was the Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House, as $24,356 was raised in the third annual Racing for Ronald event at the third-mile clay oval. The Team Sidney dunk tank raised $1,131, which meanS a lot of people went underwater during the afternoon pre-race carnival, and $10,000 came from 500 raffle tickets sold at $20 [...]

3rd Annual Racing 4 Ronald Night this Saturday

    The third annual Racing for Ronald McDonald House Charities night is this Saturday night! Enjoy the summer fun at the speedway with a carnival atmosphere. The IMCA Racing Motor City Buick GMC Sport Mods plus Central Valley Tank of CA, Inc. IMCA Stock Cars, Coca-Cola Mini Stocks, H&S Body Works and Towing Hobby Stocks and the NMRA Midgets all ready to rumble at Bakersfield Speedway. Come enjoy the pre race bbq & carnival from 12-4 in the front parking [...]

Drake wins late model feature on his birthday

                          Steve Drake celebrated his 48th birthday in style Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. The San Luis Obispo driver out-dueled Rob Sanders of Bakersfield to win the 30-lap Late Model feature on the high-banked, third-mile clay oval. Drake chased Sanders from the runner-up position for more than half the race before sliding inside and past his younger counterpart on Lap 18. After that Drake pulled away beating Sanders, who finished second, to the finish line by 4.309 seconds. “I started getting better on the [...]