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    Memorial Day Weekend Racing

                        MAKE YOUR MEMORIAL WEEKEND PLANS, RACING PLANS!!! Come celebrate Memorial Day weekend with six divisions of racing this Saturday night at the Bakersfield Speedway. The Motor City GMC IMCA Northern SportMods headline the racing action along with IMCA Stock Cars, Mini Stocks, Mini Dwarfs, Mod […]

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    Heckman tops strong field of IMCA Modifieds at Speedway

                            Kyle Heckman could take his car high or he could run it low. It didn’t matter. Racing either line, Heckman had the fastest car in the IMCA Modified field Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. Heckman passed John Piker on Lap 11 and then […]

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Bakersfield Speedway News



Childress’s dominate at Speedway

Posted by on August 17, 2015

BY STEPHEN LYNCH-for the Californian Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway unofficially turned into Rick Childress Night after both Rick Childress Sr. and Rick Childress Jr. claimed impressive back-to-back feature wins. Childress Jr. won the 25-lap SportMod feature race immediately following his father’s victory in the IMCA Stock main event. Childress Jr. passed early-leader Austin Manzella […]



Daly, Laney end Hogge’s reign at Bakersfield Speedway

Posted by on August 10, 2015

BY MIKE GRIFFITH Bobby Hogge IV’s luck finally ran out at Bakersfield Speedway. Hogge, of Salinas, was two-for-two in Late Model races at the third-mile clay oval this year, so when he rolled into the pits on Saturday night he became the immediate favorite. But he was a non-factor in the 30-lap feature, as […]



Double headliners this Saturday night August 8th

Posted by on August 6, 2015

This Saturday it’s KUZZ “Bakersfield’s Best Country” Night! FOR THE FIRST TIME the Late Models and Mid-Cal Fabrication IMCA Racing Modifieds headline the show! Also, the H&S Body Works and Towing Hobby Stocks, DC’S RV CENTER Mini Stocks, the Okie Bowl Hard Tops and the GoLiveStream.TV Mini Dwarfs! It’s Hot August Nights racing at Bakersfield […]



Ronald McDonald House big winner at Speedway

Posted by on August 3, 2015

There were plenty of winners on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway, but the Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House was the biggest of the night. It was the second annual Racing for Ronald Night at the third-mile oval, and the event raised $27,807 through a pre-race lunch and carnival, dunk tank, raffle and donations. Last year’s inaugural […]



Dutton claim SportMod main event win

Posted by on July 26, 2015

The 70TH season of racing continued again Saturday night with another action packed night of dirt track racing. 16 Motor City GMC IMCA Northern SportMods checked in at the Bakersfield Speedway to do battle on the 1/3 mile clay oval for some hot summer night racing. Garett Jernagan took an early control of the field […]



Johnson drives to first Bakersfield Speedway win of 2015

Posted by on July 20, 2015

BY MIKE GRIFFITH There were plenty of clouds, a good deal of wind, some lightning and even rain. How’s that for a mid-summer night in Bakersfield? But that only delayed the racing at Bakersfield Speedway on Saturday night. A thundershower early into the program stopped racing for more than 90 minutes. Rain fell for […]



Modifieds hit the 1/3 mile Saturday July 18th

Posted by on July 17, 2015

THIS SATURDAY NIGHT the Open Wheel Mid-Cal Fabrication IMCA Racing Modifieds rip around Bakersfield Speedway! Plus the H&S Body Works and Towing Hobby Stocks, Central Valley Tank of California IMCA Stocks, DIAMONDIT Mod Lights and the GoLiveStream.TV Mini Dwarfs! Five exciting Budweiser and Coca-Cola racing divisions on tap for this Saturday Night. Gates open at […]



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 […]