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    Color Obstacle Rush set for October 3rd

    Are you ready for something new at the Speedway? Mark your calendars for October 3rd for the Color Obstacle Rush. This exciting 5k color / obstacle course run will be making a stop at the Bakersfield Speedway for a fun day of activities. Sign up now and save on early registration at http://www.colorobstaclerush.com/locations–sign-up.html

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    2014 Awards Banquet

    The Awards Banquet for the 2014 race season is now set. Make plans to attend Saturday February 21st  at the Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace. Doors open at 11am with food served at 12 noon. Modifieds, SportMods, Hobby Stocks, American Stocks, Mini Stocks and Mini Dwarfs will be honored at the event. If you plan on attending […]

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    2015 Slate for 70th Season of the Bakersfield Speedway Revealed

      2015 SLATE FOR 70TH SEASON OF BAKERSFIELD SPEEDWAY REVEALED       BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (December 25, 2014) – Promoter Scott Schweitzer has unveiled an ambitious 70th schedule for the historic Bakersfield Speedway, which will see the west’s fastest one-third mile clay oval host nearly 40 events.  IMCA Racing will return for the 25th consecutive […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 mgriffith@bakersfield.com   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 […]

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Bako Power Hour Episode 2

Posted by on April 9, 2014

The Bako Motorsports Power Hour episode 2 is now up. Click on the link below to view the Bakersfield Speedway segment with in studio guest IMCA driver Robby Sawyer.   EPISODE 2

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Late Models and SportMods return this Saturday Night

Posted by on April 9, 2014

Late Models and SportMods return this Saturday night April 12th with JackFM Night at the races. Late Models, SportMods, Mini Stocks, CDCRA Dwarf cars and Mini Dwarfs are all set to battle at the 1/3 Mile High Banked Clay Oval. Gates open at 4:00pm with getting underway at 6:00pm sharp. Listen to JackFM 97.3 all […]

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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. […]