BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (December 1, 2014) – RC Whitwell and Bobby Hogge, IV kept Bakersfield out of the Modified victory lane, while Ethan Dotson swept Sport Mod action, in Friday and Saturday’s inaugural Thanksgiving Thunder at Bakersfield Speedway.  The event closed the 69th season at the fastest one-third mile clay oval in the West with large […]

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Kyle Heckman


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 […]

Doug Shepherd


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 […]



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



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 […]



Whitwell get first main event win

Posted by on April 6, 2014

  BY JEFF EVANS Californian staff writer   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 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   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.