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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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Steve O Neil

Posted by on August 15, 2013

There will be a social at Steve’s favorite spot, RJ’s Bar & Grill, Saturday August 17th 12 noon to celebrate the life of Steve ONeil. There will not be a funeral as this is the way Steve wanted it. Please stop by, share your favorite Steve moment, and tip a glass with us as we […]


Scheduled Events Postponed

Posted by on August 13, 2013

First and foremost I would to say thank you to everyone for the overwhelming support of the O’Neil family. Your kind remarks and prayers have brought comfort to the family in this troubled time. I would also like to thank you for the well wishes for the race track. I’m really proud to be a […]


Thoughts and Prayers

Posted by on August 11, 2013

There are no words to express how deeply saddened we are with the loss of one of our own. On behalf of the Schweitzer family we send our prayers and heartfelt condolences out to Pam, James and the entire O’Neil family in this time of sorrow.  Steve’s presence each and every Saturday night brought joy […]



West Coast Late Model Shootout Prepares for Return to Bakersfield Speedway

Posted by on August 6, 2013

SANTA MARIA, Cali. – For the first time since October of 2011 the West Coast Late Model Shootout will compete at Bakersfield Speedway on August 10th. The series was scheduled to make an appearance in March however Mother Nature won the battle. They will also return to the third of a mile clay oval on […]



‘Dominator’ Pounds wins his 7th feature

Posted by on August 4, 2013

BY STEPHEN LYNCH Special to The Californian   Even with the yellow flag seemingly fighting against him, Brad Pounds would not be denied victory in the 25-lap IMCA Modified feature Saturday night at Bakersfield. After twice early in the race having his passes for the lead nullified because of cautions, Pounds muscled his way inside […]



Pounds wins 6th feature at Bakersfield Speedway

Posted by on July 28, 2013

BY STEPHEN LYNCH Special to The Californian   They don’t call Brad Pounds “The Dominator” for no reason. Pounds once again lived up to his lofty nickname Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway, dominating the 25-lap IMCA Modified feature. Pounds powered around the outside of Rick Childress Jr. for the lead with 19 laps remaining and […]



Modifieds return Saturday July 27th

Posted by on July 25, 2013

The tight IMCA Modified points race continues this Saturday night July 27th. Larry Hood brings his 3 point lead over Brad Pounds back to the 1/3 mile high banked clay oval. Hobby stocks, American stocks and the Ignite midgets will also join in on the racing action Saturday night. General admission is $10.00   kids 6-12 […]



Nation survives cautions to win Sport Mod main

Posted by on July 22, 2013

BY MIKE GRIFFITH Californian staff writer   The Sport Mod drivers put on a pretty good demolition derby on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. Too bad it was supposed to be a 25-lap feature on the third-mile clay oval. After more than 40 minutes of stop-and-go action, track officials shortened the race to 18 […]



Another big night for Pounds at Speedway

Posted by on July 14, 2013

BY STEPHEN LYNCH Special to The Californian   Brad Pounds couldn’t get quite enough grip on the low side to pass Robby Sawyer during the 25-lap IMCA Modified feature Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. So the defending track champion, nicknamed “The Dominator,” moved up a groove and soon afterward found the speed to get around […]



Racing returns this Saturday July 13th

Posted by on July 8, 2013

The second half of the 2013 racing season is getting back under way this Saturday night, July 13. After taking a weekend off for the July 4th holiday, the fast paced racing action get’s back under way. Four divisions including the Mid-Cal Fabracation IMCA Modifieds, Motor City GMC Northern SportMods, H&S Body Works Hobby Stocks […]