News



FAITH & FAMILY NIGHT THIS SATURDAY MAY 27th

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 [...]

IMCA MODIFIEDS ARE HEADED BACK TO THE SPEEDWAY SATURDAY MAY 20th

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 [...]

DUTTON MAKES IT THREE IN A ROW WITH SPORTMOD WIN SATURDAY

As the season closes in on half way, Gary Dutton is in full stride at the Bakersfield Speedway. 14 Motor City IMCA SportMods checked in at the Bakersfield Speedway to do battle on the 1/3 mile clay high banked oval. Brylon Holder took an early control of the field as the 13 others had there work cut out contending with a tricky racing surface. Gary Dutton of Bakersfield, CA wasted no time as he picked his way through the [...]

Laney wins IMCA Modified feature at the Bakersfield Speedway

By Stephen Lynch for the Californian Cody Laney drove hard and waited patiently for his chance to make a move to the front of the field during the IMCA Modified feature Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. The Torrance driver’s perseverance eventually paid off when leader Leland Hibdon hit the wall on Lap 21, allowing Laney to take over the top spot. “I was kind of waiting for him (Hibdon) to mess up,” Laney.   Laney lead the rest of the way, beating runner-up Brad [...]

MINI DWARF SHOCK RULE UPDATE

Affective immediately, the Mini Dwarf shock rule will now be as follows: Afco Quarter Midget Shocks allowed at the Bakersfield Speedway. All other aftermarket shock must be approved before use. It was our intention to help try and keep the cost of racing down by limiting the division to a stock shock and the prior rule. It has before apparent that most teams are already using the Afco shock, then altering it to fit the prior rule. We feel that [...]

Karl Noland Sr. wins Hobby Stock feature at Bakersfield Speedway

By Mike Griffith, The Bakersfield Californian – There was a heck of a battle going on in the Hobby Stock feature Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway, but Karl Noland Sr. didn’t see any of that. Noland took the lead on the fifth lap of the 25-lap feature and led the rest of the way, despite having to survive six restarts in the caution-plagued race. “I can’t tell what’s going on behind me,” Noland said. “I’m just happy to finish the race, [...]

Pounds tops IMCA Modifieds again at Bakersfield Speedway

Brad Pounds raced to his second IMCA Modified victory of the year Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. Pounds, who started sixth, took the lead 10 laps into the 30-lap feature and finished 1.2 seconds ahead of Robby Sawyer on the third-mile clay oval. Pounds joins Ethan Dotson as the second repeat winner this season.   Dotson was third, followed by Bret Bennett and Rob Sanders. Defending series champion Jerry Flippo won the 20-lap Mod Lite feature for his first win of the season. Flippo took [...]

Gardner sprints to win at Bakersfield Speedway

Damion Gardner of Concord showed the fans at Bakersfield Speedway on Saturday night why he is a five-time USAC/CRA Sprint Car champion. Gardner took the lead from Condo Williams on the 14th lap and led the rest of the way to win the 30-lap feature at Bakersfield Speedway. It was the first time the series has stopped at the third-mile clay oval since 2005.   The was Gardner’s second win in three races this year and his 72nd overall. Brody Roa was second followed [...]

POUNDS RETURNS TO VICTORY LANE IN IMCA MODIFIED SATURDAY

The month of April is in full swing which only means great racing at the Bakersfield Speedway. 23 Mid Cal Fabrication IMCA Modifieds checked in at the Bakersfield Speedway to do battle on the 1/3 mile clay high banked oval. Troy Foulger took an early control of the field from his fourth place starting position as the 22 others had there work cut out contending with the northern CA driver. Brad Pounds of Bakersfield, CA started eight in the [...]

Dotson tops IMCA Modified field Saturday night

Steven Johnson raced to an IMCA Stock Car victory on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. Johnson, last year’s champion, bounced back from last place finish in the first race of the season. Devan Jones was second and Troy Patee third.   Tyler Johnson won the American Stock feature, becoming the third different winner in as many races. Brandon Ratcliff was second and Cody Johnson third. In IMCA Modified action, Ethan Dotson raced to his second win of the season. Scott Pounds was second, [...]

Noland Jr. takes Hobby Stock race at Bakersfield Speedway

Raymond Noland Jr. took the lead on the 18th lap and raced to victory in the 25-lap Hobby Stock feature on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. He is the third winner in as many races on the third-mile clay oval. Noland powered past Don Mead two laps after a restart, then held off Mead and the rest of the field on three restarts over the final seven laps, the last with a lap to go. Tate Loftis passed Mead on the final [...]

Hill gets first win of 2017 in Hobby Stock

There was no catching Mike Hill Jr. on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. Hill took the lead early in the 25-lap Hobby Stock feature and pulled out to a huge lead before late-race cautions reeled him back. Those cautions only delayed Hill’s march to victory as he easily pulled away on the restarts, the last coming two laps from the finish. Hill was taking the checkered flag while second-place finisher Don Mead was in turn four. Trevor Baker finished third. “We did a [...]

Nation grabs SportMod win at Speedway

Jason Nation demonstrated the full range of his driving skills during the 25-lap IMCA Sport Mod feature Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway But it was his tenacity and determination that played the biggest part in him winning the division’s season opener. After leading the initial 15 laps, Nation was passed for the top spot by Nick Spainhoward following a Lap 16 restart. However, Nation would not be denied and battled back to regain the lead on Lap 21. From there he pulled away. “I [...]

BAKERSFIELD HOSTS USAC WESTERN STATES MIDGET OPENER THIS SATURDAY

  This Saturday, March 11th, the Light Up The World Beverages USAC Western States Midgets will open their 2017 campaign at Bakersfield Speedway. Promoted by Scott Schweitzer, “The BULL 97.3 Night at the races!” will also feature Sport Mods, IMCA Stock Cars, ModLites, and NMRA TQ Midgets. The Pit Gates will open at 2:00pm, the Front Gates will open at 4:00pm, and Racing is scheduled for 6:00pm at “The West’s Fastest 1/3-Mile High Banked Clay Oval.” Since July 3, 1987, Bakersfield [...]

Dotson holds off Pounds for season opening win

  Ethan Dotson started the Bakersfield Speedway season off with an impressive drive in the IMCA Modified feature. Dotson started on the outside of the front row and led all 25 laps on the third-mile clay oval, but was pressured from start to finish by Brad Pounds, who had to settle for second. “I really had to get up on the wheel and hang on,” said Dotson who ran as high as he could on the track in the waning laps. “I’ve [...]

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 [...]