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    April 26th Racing Event

    This Saturday night April 26th…Mid Cal Fabrication IMCA Modifieds, Motor City GMC IMCA Northern SportMods, DC’s RV Center Mini Stocks and the Mod Lites…Gates open at 4:00pm  Racing at 6:00pm…General admission $12.00   Seniors & Military $10.00   Kids 6-12 $5.00  5 and under FREE… 

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    Heckman gets elusive Bakersfield win

      BY STEPHEN LYNCH Special to The Californian   After finishing in second place three times during the first four races of the year, Kyle Heckman was more relieved than excited to finally win an IMCA Modified feature race.   Heckman passed Rodger Holder with four laps remaining to win an exciting 25-lap IMCA main […]

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Bakersfield Speedway News



Johnson snaps drought with Hobby Stock win

Posted by on September 24, 2013

BY MIKE GRIFFITH Californian staff writer Steven Johnson opened the Hobby Stock season with a victory at Bakersfield Speedway and it took 14 more races before finding his way back to Victory Lane. Johnson finally got his second victory in the final points race of the season, taking the lead on the 15th lap […]




Posted by on September 19, 2013

by Lance Jennings     SANTA MARIA, CA – SEPTEMBER 17, 2013… This Saturday, September 21st, the Honda USAC Western Midget Series their final appearance of the year at Scott Schweitzer’s Bakersfield Speedway. The showcase will also include the Honda USAC Western Ignite Midgets, Hobby Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Vintage Hard Tops. The Front Gates […]



Marks captures IMCA Modified main event

Posted by on September 16, 2013

BY MIKE GRIFFITH Californian staff writer   Jay Marks added his name to a list of IMCA Modified winners on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway, tightening an already close race for the championship. Marks passed Bryan Clark with five laps to go and went on to become the eighth different winner on the third-mile […]



Six divisions of Racing this Saturday night

Posted by on September 12, 2013

IMCA Modifieds and Northern SportMods return to the 1/3 Mile High Banked Clay Oval this Saturday night after a two week break.  Six divisions invade the Bakersfield Speedway for what will be a very busy and action pack racing night that you don’t want to miss. Modifieds, SportMods, Street Stocks, CDCRA Dwarf Cars, NMRA ¾ […]



Faria perfect in sprint car races

Posted by on September 9, 2013

By STEPHEN LYNCH, Special to The Californian   Based on the results, Danny Faria Jr. was perfect at Bakersfield Speedway. The Tipton driver, nicknamed “Hollywood,” went won all three of the USAC West Coast Sprint Car races on the third-mile clay oval Saturday night. After winning his heat and the division’s Trophy Dash, Faria capped […]



Open Wheel Action Returns September 7th

Posted by on September 4, 2013

Open wheel racing returns this Saturday night September 7th. The West Coast 360 Sprint Cars are set to invade the 1/3 mile high banked clay oval for the last time in 2013. Gates open at 4:00pm with racing at 6:00pm. General admission $15.00  Kids 6-12 $5.00  5 and under FREE. Also racing is the H&S […]



Decker tops Hogge to win Shootout

Posted by on September 2, 2013

BY MIKE GRIFFITH Californian staff writer   The raced certainly lived up the series name: Saturday night’s West Coast Late Model Shootout at Bakersfield Speedway was just that — a shoot out. Jeff Decker and Bobby Hogge staged a dramatic side-by-side battle for the win over the final 10 laps with Decker, who led […]



Late Models return this Saturday

Posted by on August 29, 2013

KUZZ FM107.9 night at the races is this Saturday night August 31st. The return of the West Coast Late Model Series headlines the night of racing at the annual Labor Day racing event. Gates open at 4:00pm  with racing getting underway at 6:00pm. Also on tap this Saturday is the Motor City GMC SportMods, Melo’s […]



Pounds wins on somber night

Posted by on August 26, 2013

  BY MIKE GRIFFITH Californian staff writer   With the American Flag just outside turn three at half mast, drivers and officials gathered along the front straight at Bakersfield Speedway in a solemn tribute to track official Steve O’Neil. O’Neil was killed in a accident at the track two weeks ago and the Speedway […]



Saturday August 24th

Posted by on August 20, 2013

Racing returns this Saturday night August 24th as six divisions hit the 1/3 mile high banked clay oval. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, Hobby Stocks, American Stocks, Mini Stocks and NMRA ¾ Midgets are all set to battle as the Budweiser racing series continues. Gates open at 4:00pm  Racing starts at 6:00pm. General admission $10.00   Kids […]