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“Feed the Crew” Presented By Del Taco

“Feed the Crew” Presented by DelTaco on Merle Haggard Drive This Saturday Night at The Bakersfield Speedway!!!The winner of the “H & S Body Works Hobby Stock Main Event” will get an extra bonus courtesy of DelTaco on Merle Haggard Drive. The Winning driver will receive $50 in gift cards to “FEED THE CREW” at DelTaco. Once a month during the 2012 Budweiser Racing Series at The Bakersfield Speedway, A division will be chosen at random and the winner of that [...]


by Lance Jennings SANTA MARIA, CA – MARCH 19, 2012… This Saturday, March 24th, the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series will make their return to Scott Schweitzer’s Bakersfield Speedway. Hobby Stocks, Mini Stocks, and the popular NMRA TQ Midgets are also featured on the “Jack FM Night” showcase. The Front Gates will open at 4:00pm with Racing scheduled at 6:00pm. After rain cancelled last Saturday’s events at Tulare, the Bakersfield show will open the 2012 point season for the [...]

Hood wins first California Northern SportMod feature

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (March 10) – His last-lap pass made Darrell Hood the first-ever winner of a Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature in California. The white flag was out when Hood caught leader Marvin Leist for the front spot, then beat Leist in a drag race to the finish Saturday evening at his hometown Bakersfield Speedway. “I’m really stoked about this class,” said Hood, 53 years old and the father of IMCA Modified hot-shoe Larry Hood. “Driving one of these cars is [...]

Toste wins Late Model feature at Speedway

BY MIKE GRIFFITH Californian staff writer A half-lap lead with seven laps to go evaporated due to a caution flag, but that only delayed Tony Toste’s run to victory in the Late Model main event Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. Toste of Pismo Beach simply repeated what he did for the first 23 laps as he pulled away from his competition to easily win the 30-lap race on the third-mile clay oval. “I just kept hitting my marks every lap, trying [...]

Brad Pounds Wins IMCA Modified Feature

BY MATT MARTZ Special to The Californian More than four hours and 200 laps after it began, the 2012 Bakersfield Speedway season opener came to a close as hometown favorite Brad Pounds took the checkered flag in a shortened 20-lap IMCA modified main event. Pounds, the 2010 track champion, survived a caution-filled race after taking the lead on lap five, and held off Danny Lauer, who started on the pole. Three-time IMCA Modified champion Gary Dutton finished third, while Robby Sawyer wrestled [...]

Saturday March 3rd Opening Night 2012

Opening night 2012 is set for this Saturday March 3rd. Four divisions of racing starts off the Budweiser weekly racing series at the historic 1/3 mile clay oval north of Bakersfield. IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, American Stocks and Mini Stocks will take to the track at 6:00pm. The long awaited new racing season here so don’t miss any of the action. Affordable family fun again is the direction the Bakersfield Speedway is taking with adult tickets $10.00  kids 6-12 [...]

Mid Cal Motorsports To Award Chassis To A Modified Driver

Mid Cal Fabrication / Motorsports has returned as the official sponsor of the IMCA Modified division at the Bakersfield Speedway. At the conclusion of the 2012 race season, one lucky driver from the modified division will take home a brand new ONIT chassis courtesy of Mid Cal Motorsports. The IMCA Modifieds will open their 2012 season at the West’s Fastest 1/3 Mile Clay Oval Saturday March 3rd.   “On behalf of the modified division and the Bakersfield Speedway, I would like [...]

Open Practice February 25th

The Bakersfield Speedway comes alive this Saturday afternoon for the first time in 2012 with a open practice scheduled from 2pm til 6pm. Practice is open to all cars (no mini dwarfs) to get a look at the new reshaped 1/3 mile clay oval. Cost is $30.00 per person to enter the pits with the grandstands FREE to come out and watch. The Speedway will also have push trucks available for open wheel cars.

A very sad day in the racing community

The Bakersfield Speedway and the Schweitzer family would like to send our deepest condolences to the entire McGowan family in your time of need. Not one single person has made more of a impact on the racing at the Bakersfield Speedway as Richie McGowan did. Whether it was by supporting the track with cars, sponsoring cars, sponsoring races, helping other racers or watching races from the grandstands, his presence was felt each and every Saturday night. The void he [...]