Bakersfield Speedway News



Whitwell get first main event win

Posted by on April 6, 2014

  BY JEFF EVANS Californian staff writer jevans@bakersfield.com   R.C. Whitwell won his first Bakersfield Speedway main event Saturday night when he held off points leader Kyle Heckman for the 25-lap IMCA Modified race.   “It was a great race. Awesome fast,” said Whitwell, who moved to Bakersfield late last season from the East Coast. […]



Five Divisions hit the Clay Oval this Weekend

Posted by on April 2, 2014

Five divisions hit the high banked clay oval this Saturday night April 5th. The Mid Cal Fabracation IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Street Stocks, H&S Body Works Hobby stocks, Melo’s Gas & Gear American Stocks and the first appearance of the Okie Bowl Hard Tops. Gates open at 4:00pm  with Racing at 6:00pm.



Bako Motorsports Power Hour

Posted by on April 1, 2014

The Bako Motorsports Power Hour made it’s launch this morning live from Bakersfield to showcase motor sports in Kern County. The show will continue every Tuesday at 11:00am  and can been seen live at www.bakersfield.com Tune in each week to see what’s happening in and around the Bakersfield motor sports scene. With results, points, interview’s […]



Pounds goes Back to Back

Posted by on March 30, 2014

  BY MIKE GRIFFITH Californian staff writer mgriffith@bakersfield.com   The only thing that slowed Brad Pounds on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway was a rash of caution flags in the IMCA Modified feature. Pounds took the lead on the sixth lap then sailed to his second straight victory on the third-mile clay oval. There were […]



Today’s Go Kart Event Cancelled

Posted by on March 30, 2014

Today’s go kart event has been cancelled due to wet conditions.

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Go Karts, Mini Dwarfs, QRC Sprints and 1/4 Midgets Sunday March 30th

Posted by on March 27, 2014

Gokarts, Mini Dwarfs, QRC Outlaw Sprints & .25 Midgets  Sunday March 30th All types of karts welcome. If it is safe, you wont get turned away. Gokarts, QRC Outlaw Sprints, .25 Midgets, Mini Dwarfs, etc. Pit gate opens @10am Drivers meeting @11am Racing to follow Pit parking will be on the track again Kart & […]



Modifieds return to battle March 29th

Posted by on March 25, 2014

  This Saturday March 29th features four exciting divisions of action on the 1/3 mile high banked clay oval. IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Mini Stocks and CA Lightning Sprints all take to the Bakersfield Speedway this Saturday night. With the last event of March this weekend, the points battles are just starting to take shape […]



Rutherford battles to win USAC Sprint Car race

Posted by on March 23, 2014

  BY STEPHEN LYNCH Special to The Californian   A field full of fast cars and aggressive drivers combined with a smooth track made for a wreck-filled USAC West Coast Sprint Car main event Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway.   Troy Rutherford of Ojai withstood five cautions and a late battle with Huntington Beach’s Nic […]



360 Sprint cars roll into Bakersfield this weekend

Posted by on March 18, 2014

  KUZZ night at the Races this Saturday night March 22nd featuring the West Coast 360 Sprint Cars. This is the only appearance of the 360 sprint cars in 2014 at the historic 1/3 mile high banked clay oval. Also running Saturday night will be the Motor City GMC SportMods, Melo’s Gas N Gear American […]



Pounds powers to IMCA win

Posted by on March 16, 2014

  BY STEPHEN LYNCH Special to The Californian   Last year’s Bakersfield Speedway IMCA Modified track champion Brad Pounds demonstrated on Saturday night why he’s once again the man to beat. The talented and always fast local driver narrowly edged Kyle Heckman to win the 25-lap IMCA Modified feature, rebounding from a 20th place finish […]