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    Drivers turn out for McGowan memorial races at Speedway

    A gentle breeze may have moderated the temperatures at Bakersfield Speedway on Saturday evening, but the racing at the fourth annual Richie McGowan Memorial was as hotly contested as ever. The event is named after local petroleum industry executive and longtime driver Richard McGowan, who was found dead in his home in February 2013 at […]

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Bakersfield Speedway News



Heckman holds on for IMCA win

Posted by on March 16, 2015

BY MIKE GRIFFITH The Bakersfield Californian R.C. Whitwell hasn’t been chasing people much this season, but that’s the position he was in Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway in the IMCA Modified feature. Whitwill chased Bakersfield’s Kyle Heckman around the third-mile oval for 24 of the 25 laps, getting by Heckman just once. Fortunately for […]



IMCA Modifieds Headline this Saturday March 14th

Posted by on March 11, 2015

We are right back in action this Saturday night with 6 divisions attacking the historic 1/3 mile high banked clay oval March 14th. Mid Cal Fabrication IMCA Modifieds make there season debut along with H&S Body Works Hobby Stocks, Western Pro Stocks, Central Valley Tanks IMCA Stock Cars, Diamon IT Mod Lites and the GoLiveStream […]



70th Season Opener in the Books

Posted by on March 8, 2015

BY STEPHEN LYNCH For The Californian Bakersfield Speedway kicked off its 70th season of racing on Saturday night with a full schedule of non-stop action. Five divisions of cars took to the high-banked, third-mile, clay oval, entertaining the packed grandstands with lots of side-by-side competition and a couple of thrilling finishes. However, the Late Model […]



Opening Night 2015 This Saturday March 7th

Posted by on March 2, 2015

BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (March 3, 2015) – The highly anticipated 70th season for Bakersfield Speedway begins in earnest this Saturday night with the prestigious West Coast Late Models!  JACK FM Night at the Races will present a full card of action to officially bring in the season at the IMCA-sanctioned one-third mile clay oval.  North Chester […]



Open Practice Continues Today

Posted by on March 1, 2015

Open practice will continue today Sunday March 1st. We are getting what little water is on the track from the rain last night and we will be ready to go. Pit gates open at 11am with practice running from 12 noon to dusk. All pit passes sold last night will be honored today for re-entry […]



Open Practice Postponed until 12noon Sunday

Posted by on March 1, 2015

We will continue open practice tomorrow at 12noon. Please keep your wristband for re-entry into the pits. We will run up to about 6pm.



Open Practice Night

Posted by on February 18, 2015

2015 open practice night is scheduled for Saturday Feb 28th. Practice is from 6pm to 10pm under the lights at the Bakersfield Speedway. The night is open to all cars to practice (no mini dwarfs) Pit passes are $35 per person entering the pits and the grandstands are free to watch.



Registration Day 2015

Posted by on February 18, 2015

2015 Race season registration is set for Saturday Feb 28th. Registration will be from 10am to 1pm at the front concession stand area of the race track. 2015 memberships, reserved parking stalls and reserved car numbers will be available along with licenses for all IMCA divisions. 2015 REGISTRATION FLYER



Color Obstacle Rush set for October 3rd

Posted by on January 29, 2015

Are you ready for something new at the Speedway? Mark your calendars for October 3rd for the Color Obstacle Rush. This exciting 5k color / obstacle course run will be making a stop at the Bakersfield Speedway for a fun day of activities. Sign up now and save on early registration at–sign-up.html



2014 Awards Banquet

Posted by on December 26, 2014

The Awards Banquet for the 2014 race season is now set. Make plans to attend Saturday February 21st  at the Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace. Doors open at 11am with food served at 12 noon. Modifieds, SportMods, Hobby Stocks, American Stocks, Mini Stocks and Mini Dwarfs will be honored at the event. If you plan on attending […]