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 [...]


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 [...]


  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 [...]

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 [...]