September 28, 2023 Bakersfield Speedway PR IMCA Stock Cars are back on the schedule for the Saturday portion of the 37th Annual Budweiser Nationals October 13th & 14th at the Bakersfield Speedway. After a Facebook post by Speedway owner Scott Schweitzer, it was quickly put back on by the responses. Additional a sponsor came forward and added extra purse money to the efforts. “I’m happy to announce Salty’s BBQ and Catering as the sponsor of the Stock Cars at the [...]
September 25th, 2023 Bakersfield Speedway PR All events scheduled for this Saturday September 30th have been removed due to a scheduling error. This weekend marks the 6 year anniversary of the loss of Bailey Schweitzer, the daughter of Scott and Crissy the owners of the Bakersfield Speedway. The Schweitzer’s will be involved in ceremonies and events with the Route 91 families that will keep the Speedway closed this Saturday night. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Schweitzer [...]
WESTERN MIDGET RACING DEBUTS AT BAKERSFIELD THIS SATURDAY NIGHT Steven Blakesley | Blakesley Sports Media (916) 316-4854 Photo by Top Dawg Photos WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA (September 6, 2023) – The highly-anticipated debut for Western Midget Racing at Bakersfield Speedway hits the dirt this Saturday night, with the field of drivers aiming to strike black gold and make history as the first series winner at the historic speedway. A bevy of racing divisions will be competing including Pro Stocks, BCRA vs. California Lightning Sprints, So-Cal [...]
Due to the upcoming extreme weather forecast for Saturday we are unfortunately cancelling this weekends event scheduled for July 15th. We don’t want to make any bad situations for fans, racers, crew or staff with the extremely hot temperatures. Thank you for your understanding and continued support as we move forward and we will see you in August.
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CARS RETURN TO BAKERSFIELD SATURDAY By Lance Jennings MAY 30, 2023… This Saturday, June 3rd, the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars will make their second and last stop of the year at Bakersfield Speedway. Promoted by Scott Schweitzer, the third championship point race will also feature Stock Cars, California Lightning Sprints, and Mini Stocks. The Pit Gates will open at 2:00pm, Spectator Gates will open at 4:00pm, and Racing is scheduled for 6:00pm at “The West’s Fastest [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CARS CLASH AT BAKERSFIELD SEASON OPENER By Lance Jennings APRIL 4, 2023… After the rainout at Kern County, the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series will open their new season this Saturday, April 8th, at Bakersfield Speedway. Promoted by Scott Schweitzer, the first point race will also feature the California Lightning Sprints and Mini Stocks at “The West’s Fastest 1/3-Mile High Banked Clay Oval.” The Pit Gates will open at [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE USAC Western States Midget Series USAC WESTERN STATES MIDGETS BATTLE AT BAKERSFIELD SATURDAY By Lance Jennings MARCH 13, 2023… The USAC Western States “Mighty Midgets” will open their season this Saturday, March 18th at Bakersfield Speedway. Promoted by Scott Schweitzer, the only series visit at the historic 1/3-mile oval will also feature Hobby Stocks, American Stocks, California Lightning Sprints, and Mod Lites. Located at 5001 North Chester Extension in Bakersfield, California, the Pit Gates will open at 2:00pm, Spectator Gates [...]