World of Outlaws & California Lightning Sprints invade Bakersfield Speedway Friday

World of Outlaws & California Lightning Sprints invade Bakersfield Speedway Friday

Bakersfield Speedway hosts the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars this Friday

By Gary Thomas

Bakersfield, CA…With plenty of sunshine in the forecast Bakersfield Speedway is locked and loaded to welcome the “Greatest Show on Dirt” this Friday, as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series rolls into town.

Complimenting the Outlaws on Friday evening will be the always entertaining California Lightning Sprints.

The Bakersfield Speedway helps kick-off the final weekend in the Golden State during the early swing for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars. So far the first three races have been swept by California natives, with Fresno’s Giovanni Scelzi, Elk Grove’s Kyle Larson and most recently Lemoore’s Carson Macedo claiming victories.

Watertown, Connecticut’s David Gravel will bring a slim 10-point lead at the top the standings over Grass Valley’s Brad Sweet into Friday’s event. Macedo, along with the most recent winner at Bakersfield Speedway Sheldon Haudenschild and Roth Motorsports competitor James McFadden round out the top-five going into race number nine on the season.

More top drivers set to tackle the Bakersfield Speedway will include Logan Schuchart, 10-time Outlaw champ Donny Schatz, California native Cory Eliason, Spencer Bayston, Rico Abreu, Tyler Courtney, Dominic Scelzi, Kerry Madsen and others.

The California Lightning Sprints share the card with the World of Outlaws and will get their season underway on Friday. The series attempted to open the 2022 campaign last week, only to have rain move in prior to the main event at Ventura Raceway. Youngster David Gasper is the defending champion of the CLS division, having won the championship at age 16 last season on the strength of two wins and 11 top-five efforts.

The much-anticipated showdown on Friday will be the 11th all-time appearance by the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars to Bakersfield Speedway, as the track celebrates its 77th season of competition.

Ticket Options and Prices-

Reserved Seating: $45 ($50 day of race)
General Admission (Adult): $40 ($45 day of race)
General Admission (Children 12 and under): $10

To purchase tickets online visit

The front gate opens at 5:00pm this Friday night with hot laps/ qualifying around 6:00pm and opening ceremonies at approximately 7:00pm. Happy Hour will occur from 5pm to 6pm with $2 food specials, $2 sodas and $2 beers. The pit gate will open at 2pm.

Bakersfield Speedway would like to thank its major marketing partners: Budweiser, Advance Beverage, Coca-Cola, Ghost Energy Drink, Motor City GMC, H&S Body Works, Salty’s BBQ and catering, PepBoys, 88.3 Life FM, Heritage Construction & Solar, Golden Empire Towing,  Slingin Dirt Wear,, Central Valley Tanks,, Gil’s Transmission, Five Eight Signs, Hoosier Tires, PitPay App, Holders AC and Mechanical, Fred Cummings Motorsports, Dead Horse Whiskey, Maranatha Landscaping, Cold Fire West, and Hungry Hunter Restaurant.

For more information, you can visit Bakersfield Speedway online at or call the event info line at (661) 393-3373. Stay connected to the track for more info on the upcoming 2022 season by following on twitter @BakoSpeedway and Instagram @bakospeedway, ‘Liking’ the track on Facebook at

Sponsorship opportunities are available at Bakersfield Speedway ranging from title sponsorship, nightly event sponsors and weekly contingency awards. Those interested in sponsorship opportunities can inquire by email to or by calling the office of the Bakersfield Speedway at (661) 393-3373.

The Bakersfield Speedway is located at 5001 N Chester Ext Bakersfield, CA. 93308.

Image courtesy of Ramsey Racing Images 


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