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 [...]

BAKERSFIELD HOSTS USAC WESTERN STATES MIDGET OPENER THIS SATURDAY

  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 [...]