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    Hogge IV wins four times at Bud Nationals

      BY MIKE GRIFFITH The Bakersfield Californian   While there was plenty of cash on the line for winners of feature races during the season-ending Bud Nationals at Bakersfield Speedway, every winner also received a coveted Budweiser guitar as a trophy.   Eight were handed out over two days of racing, five of Saturday […]

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Johnson Repeats in Hobby Stocks at Speedway

Posted by on May 4, 2014

  BY STEPHEN LYNCH Special to The Californian   Steven Johnson climbed out of his car and pumped his fist in the air, thrilled to be in Victory Lane.   Johnson became the Hobby Stock division’s first repeat feature race winner of the year with a dramatic victory Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway.   Johnson, […]




Posted by on April 30, 2014

  By Lance Jennings   SANTA MARIA, CA – APRIL 29, 2014… After a break in the schedule, the popular Honda USAC Western Midget Series will make their first of two appearances at Bakersfield Speedway. Promoted by Scott Schweitzer, the action packed card will also feature Hobby Stocks, American Stocks, and Mini Dwarfs. The Front […]

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Shepherd grabs another mini stock victory

Posted by on April 28, 2014

  BY STEVEN LYNCH Special to The Californian   Doug Shepherd passed Tina Bell with eight laps remaining to win the Mini Stock feature. Bell held on to take second. Gary Spiller was third followed by Steve Roark and Joe Humphrey. That race featured four leaders and three lead changes. Eventually it was settled when […]

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Henry earns trip to victory lane

Posted by on April 28, 2014

  Ira Henry outdueled Kris Kornder to win the 20-lap Mod Lite main event. Henry passed Kornder for the lead on lap 10 and held off a late challenge by Kornder to get the win. Kornder led the first nine laps. Dave Dotson was third followed by Mike Gilmore and Roy Maynard Jr.

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Michael Johnson get first SportMod win

Posted by on April 28, 2014

  BY STEVEN LYNCH Special to The Californian   Michael Johnson of Bakersfield dominated the 25-lap IMCA Sports Mod main event, leading from start to finish. His two biggest challenges, other than fending off second-place Levi Kiefer, were keeping the field behind him on five restarts and maneuvering safely around lapped cars during the race’s […]



Pounds pulls away for third IMCA Modified win

Posted by on April 28, 2014

  BY STEVEN LYNCH Special to The Californian   Brad Pounds figured he wasn’t going to get many opportunities to get around Troy Morris Jr. during the closing laps of the IMCA Modified feature Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. So when he finally spotted a chance to make his move, Pounds pounced on it, powering […]



April 26th Racing Event

Posted by on April 24, 2014

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

Posted by on April 21, 2014

  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 […]



Modifieds headline April 19th

Posted by on April 15, 2014

Mid-Cal Fabracation IMCA Modifieds head back to the Speedway this weekend for a action pack Saturday night event. Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, American Stocks, NMRA Midgets and the CA Lightning Sprints are all set to battle April 19th. General admission is only $12 with Seniors & Military $10 Kids 6-12 $5 and 5 and under are […]

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Late pass lifts Shepherd to Mini Stock win

Posted by on April 13, 2014

  BY MIKE GRIFFITH Californian staff writer   Jacob Shepherd makes the most of his appearances at Bakersfield Speedway.   Shepherd has competed in only two of the four Mini Stock features this year, but he’s won both of those.   Shepherd took the lead with two laps to go in the 20-lap Mini […]