More so than most years, it seems, 2016 has been an annal of triumph and tragedy, agony and ecstasy for sports fans and their teams in Kern County.
The traveling World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series rolled into Bakersfield Speedway for the first time in a decade, and the grandstands were nearly packed for the April 15 race.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Jimmie Johnson won both the battle and the war at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, winning the Ford EcoBoost 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season finale and claiming his seventh Sprint Cup Series championship, tying NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt f…
HOMESTEAD, Fla. —Bakersfield native Kevin Harvick, who was eliminated from the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup last Sunday at Phoenix, won the pole for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 championship race.
AVONDALE, Ariz. — Joey Logano won the Can-Am 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday to join Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards as drivers advancing to the championship four of the Chase for the Sprint by virtue of round of eight race wins.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Jimmie Johnson secured his spot in the final four of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup on Sunday with a win in the Goody's Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway, the first of the three races that make up the Chase round of eight. It was Johnson's fourth win of the se…
Derek Thorn wasn’t exactly playing possum during the first half of Saturday night’s Spears SRL Southwest Tour race at Kern County Raceway park, but he wasn’t showing all of his cards, either.
Funny Car driver Jason Rupert slayed the demons that kept him from victory lane at Auto Club Famoso Raceway, and Tony Bartone remained the top dog in Top Fuel as the 25th annual NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion wound up on Sunday.
For the past three years, Jason Rupert has been the baddest Funny Car driver on the IHRA circuit which culminated with his third straight championship this season.
Buddy Shepherd just has to show up Saturday night at Kern County Raceway Park to clinch this season’s Late Models title, but he’s on the hunt for something even more impressive.
There were two drivers that had reason to celebrate at the conclusion of the King of the Wing George Snider Classic Sprint Car race Sunday night at Kern County Raceway Park.
CONCORD, N.C. — Jimmie Johnson claimed his third win of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, but his first since winning at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana in March, with his victory in the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday.
The second day of the 31st annual Budweiser Nationals at Bakersfield Speedway featured six highly competitive racing divisions filled with a plethora of talented drivers.
Starting up front was the key to winning on Friday night during the opening night of action at the 31st annual Budweiser Nationals at Bakersfield Speedway.
When Scott Schweitzer took over the operation of Bakersfield Speedway more than a decade ago, one thing was written in stone: the Budweiser Nationals taking place the second weekend in October.
Five years after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and being told he would never race again, Bakersfield’s Ryan Reed will attempt to make his Sprint Cup debut in October.
LOUDON, N.H. — Kevin Harvick secured his advancement to the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup with his third win of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season on Sunday in the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
SPARTA, Ky. — A huge push from Daniel Suarez on a restart with four laps to go in Saturday night's eventful VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 sent Elliott Sadler ahead of Ryan Blaney to win the opening race of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Chase at Kentucky Speedway.
Around 25 supercharged nitromethane-burning cars of various sorts will be at Auto Club Famoso Raceway this weekend for a new version of Saturday Night Nitro.
The future of racing is on display right here in Bakersfield, and it’s not NASCAR-style cars driven by adults, but cars driven by children as young as 5 years old.
The fifth annual Richie McGowan Memorial race takes place on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway and no doubt there will be plenty of memories shared and stories swapped.
A year ago, Kevin Collier dominated the Hobby Stock class at Bakersfield Speedway, winning four of the first six races en route to 10 wins and the track championship.
Buddy Shepherd ran his season-opening winning streak to four with a victory in the Late Model feature on Saturday night at Kern County Raceway Park, but nothing came easy.
Derek Thorn never made it to the checkered flag first, but he won the Spears SRL Southwest Tour 150-lap race on Saturday night at Kern County Raceway Park.