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    Awards Banquet set for Saturday February 20th

    As we get ready to kick off the 2016 racing season, we will start it off with our customary crowning of our 2015 track champions. The annual awards banquet is now set for Saturday February 20th at the world famous Buck Owens Crystal Palace. Top ten racers in all Budweiser Points series divisions will be […]

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    Bakersfield Speedway Announces 2016 Event Schedule

    BAKERSFIELD, Ca. (December 28, 2015) – The Bakersfield Speedway is proud to announce their 2016 event schedule. The historic Bakersfield Speedway is a one third mile high banked clay oval that has been home to auto racing in Bakersfield, CA since May of 1946. As Kern County’s premier offering for professional dirt track auto racing […]

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    World Of Outlaws Return To Bakersfield Speedway After 10-Year Hiatus; Tickets On Sale NOW

    PETERSEN MEDIA- After a 10-year hiatus from the Bakersfield Speedway, Promoter Scott Schweitzer is pleased to announce that the World of Outlaws will make their long awaited return to the speedway on Friday April 15th for the Budweiser Bash, and tickets for the event went on sale this morning at 7am PST. Opening it’s doors […]

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Bakersfield Speedway News



Sanders wins quick Late Model feature at Bakersfield Speedway

Posted by on July 12, 2015

BY MIKE GRIFFITH Bakersfield’s Robert Sanders made quick work of the Late Model field on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway, winning a caution-free 30-lap feature. The race took only around eight minutes to complete. “The car actually was really good,” said Sanders. “I’ve gotta thank Chris Sivesind for all the work he does on […]



Ryan Reed’s Drive to Stop Diabetes Night this Saturday

Posted by on July 7, 2015

Bakersfield Speedway, the 1/3 Mile High Banked Clay Oval, will host Drive Night at the Races Saturday, July 11, 2015.  Bakersfield Speedway will donate $2.00 from each adult and $1.00 from each child ticket to the Drive to Stop DiabetesSM campaign with the American Diabetes Association. NASCAR XFINITY driver Ryan Reed’s merchandise will be raffled […]



Drivers turn out for McGowan memorial races at Speedway

Posted by on June 28, 2015

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 […]



Richie McGowan Memorial & Fireworks

Posted by on June 24, 2015

The 4th Annual Richie McGowan Memorial and FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA is THIS Saturday Night! One of the biggest events of the year, the best Fireworks show ever at Bakersfield Speedway and four top notch racing divisions headline this event. The Richie McGowan Memorial 32 lap $3,200 total purse H&S Body Works and Towing Hobby Stock race. Plus, […]



Holder captures IMCA modified main event victory

Posted by on June 22, 2015

    Roger Holder of Bakersfield found himself standing in victory lane Saturday night after a 25 lap battle. Holder needed every one of those laps to find his way to the front. Steve Noland had control of the 16 car field for most of the race as Holder was working his way up from […]



Huge night of racing this Saturday June 20th

Posted by on June 17, 2015

A huge night of dirt track action featuring the Mid Cal Fabrication IMCA Modifieds! Plus, Motor City Buick GMC Sport Mods, Central Valley Tank of California IMCA Stock Cars, H&S Body Works and Towing Hobby Stocks,California Lightning Sprints and the NMRA Midgets! Gates open at 4pm, Racing at 6! Bring your family and friends out […]



Bartels grabs late model win at Bakersfield

Posted by on June 15, 2015

Nick Bartels didn’t care that the low line was the preferred way around Bakersfield Speedway on Saturday night. Bartels found the middle of the track more to his liking and used that route to perfection in winning the 30-lap Late Model feature. The El Segundo driver powered around Robert Sanders on the outside for the […]



Late Models return to action Saturday June 13th

Posted by on June 11, 2015

The 70th season of dirt track racing action continues this Saturday night June 13th at the Bakersfield Speedway. The high powered Late Models lead the five divisions night scheduled to do battle Saturday night along with the Melo’s Gas & Gear American Stocks, CDCRA Dwarf Cars, Diamond IT Mod Lites and the GoLiveStream Mini Dwarfs. […]



Lauer latest IMCA winner at Bakersfield Speedway

Posted by on June 8, 2015

By Mike Griffith With most of his competitors glued to the bottom of the third-mile clay oval at Bakersfield Speedway on Saturday night, Danny Lauer took a path less traveled. He moved to the high side of the track and it paid off with his first IMCA Modified win of the season. Lauer moved […]



Modifieds return again this Saturday June 6th

Posted by on June 3, 2015

5 divisions of racing this Saturday night to start off the month of June. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Northern SportMods, Hobby Stocks Western Pro Stocks and Mini Stocks hit the 1/3 Mile Clay Oval June 6th. Gates open at 4pm with racing getting underway at 6pm. General admission $12, Seniors/Military $10, Kids $5, 5 and under […]