July 15th 2017 Race Results

Motor City GMC IMCA Northern SportMods A Main 1. #18c Chris McKellar 2. #68j Billy Simkins 3. #40 Nick Spainhoward 4. #12 James Cecil 5. #20s Lee Jensen 6. #55 Matt Lewis 7. #09 Brylon Holder 8. #85 Joey Dominguez 9. #3m Jeff Miller 10. #13m Matt Mayo Jr 11. #0z Dale Kunz 12. #83 Jason Nation 13. #07 Brandon Ratcliff 14. #44s Shane DeVolder 15. #c5 Wayne Coffman DNS #51v Vaughan Vondera Coca-Cola Mini Stocks A Main 1. #7 Loni Spiller 2. #68 Carter Cherry 3. #77 Steve Roark 4. #75w Brandon Wolford 5. #32 Larry Ramirez 6. #15 Shawn Schwartzenberger 7. #2 Jillian [...]


FREE Coca-Cola night at the races is headlined by the return of the IMCA RACESAVER WING SPRINT CARS. Tanner Boul won the first appearance back in May and now has his sights set on two in a row this Saturday night. These high powered, big wing sprint cars get around the 1/3 high banked clay oval in lightning fashion which makes this a must see event for all ages. Motor City GMC IMCA SportMods, Central Valley Tanks IMCA Stock [...]

Lewis follows MLB career with surprise visit

    With an 11-year Major League Baseball career now in the rearview mirror, Colby Lewis is free to pursue other interests that were off limits while he was a pitcher for the Texas Rangers and other clubs. Such as racing. Which he was doing Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway.   “I’ve got the go kart track in the the back yard and I love racing,”Lewis said. “I’ve always enjoyed it since my brother (Zach Forster) started racing Hobby Stocks 21 or 22 years ago.” Forster [...]


Bakersfield, California………A new addition to the 2017 USAC National Midget schedule’s end-of-the-year west coast swing has been announced as the penultimate round of this year’s championship. The November 18th USAC Western States Midget event at California’s Bakersfield Speedway will now carry USAC National Midget points in addition to Western States points. The event will slot in as the final race on the calendar prior to the 77th running of the “Turkey Night Grand Prix” at Ventura (Calif.) Raceway. USAC National Midget [...]

Holder takes home the big win at Bakersfield Speedway

Fans were treated to a fireworks show as part of the 6th Annual Richie McGowan Memorial on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. But before and after the night sky was colorfully lit up, they were regaled by some exciting racing action on the track’s third-mile clay oval. Brylon Holder won a thrilling 25-lap Sports Mod main event, holding off several strong challengers.   Holder led from wire-to-wire but not before beating runner-up Tina Pounds to the finish line by a fraction of a [...]


With the current heat wave foretasted to break Friday night, we have decided to still push back Saturday’s start time by 1 hour to help combat the current conditions. We will jump directly into our summer operating hours starting this Saturday night with front gates opening at 5pm, racing starting at 7pm and the pit gate opening at 3pm. We will also have MULTIPLE COOLING STATIONS located in the front grass/concession area and pit area for anyone to take [...]

Drake wins it by inches Saturday night

Larry Childress hasn’t lost the desire to race, but after 31 years in the sport, his body had said “enough.” Childress climbed into his Late Model for the final time on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway, ending a career than spanned numerous divisions on both pavement and dirt. Childress, surrounded by family and fellow races, was honored on the front straight of the third-mile clay oval before feature events started.   “It’s really tough,” he said of his decision. “My back’s been really [...]