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KCRP offers up back-to-back nights of racing action

Brad Pounds

Brad Pounds raced to victory in the A-Mod class in his last outing at the Dirt Track at KCRP. 

Back-to-back nights of racing is on tap this weekend at Kern County Raceway Park with races on the Dirt Track as well as the asphalt track.

A-Mod, B-Mods, Hobby Stocks and Mini Stocks take to the third-mile clay oval on The Dirt Track on Friday night with Late Models, Super Stocks, Spec Mods, Legends, Bandoleros and Mini Dwarfs all in action at the asphalt facility on Saturday night.

Brad Pounds has won a pair of A-Mod races on The Dirt track but Steven Noland, who also has a win, has been the most consistent and holds a two-point edge on Shane Devolder in the championship race.

Michael Johnson has won the last two B-Mod races and is atop the points in that division while Clinton Massey and Liam Meyers have each won a Mini Stock race. The Hobby Stocks are making their 2018 debut. Racing starts at 7:30.

It will be double the fun at KCRP on Saturday night for two divisions as the Late Models and Legends will run twin feature races.

Brandon Weaver and Jagger Jones are locked in a tight points battle in the Late Model division with Weaver one point up on Jones. Weaver has one victory while Jones has won twice.

Paul Ebersbacher has won three of the five Super Stock features and is atop the points race.

Jason Galvin raced to his first win of the season in the last Spec Mod race and leads defending champion Paul Coffey by seven points.

Colton Page has three wins in the Legends division and holds a four-point lead over Josh Ayers in that division.

Racing starts at 7.

Mods headline Speedway action

IMCA Modifieds headline six divisions of racing on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway.

Robby Sawyer won the last race, has placed in the top five in all four races and heads into the race with a five-point advantage over Brad Pounds. Pounds has been runner-up three times. Those two have already distanced themselves from the rest of the field in the points race.

Other divisions taking to the third-mile clay oval are Hobby Stocks, Pro Stocks, American Stocks and Hard Tops.

Four different drivers have won Hobby Stock races through the first five races with two-time winner Cody Johnson atop the point standings.

Johnson is the only driver to have finished all five races in the top five (two seconds and a fifth to go with his wins) and has parlayed that into a 32-point advantage over his brother, Nicholas Johnson.

Brandon Ratcliff has won three straight races to take control of the American Stock points race as he has opened up a 30-point lead on Tim Varney.

Brady Bell, Justin Crockett and Clay Daly have each won a Pro Stock race.

Rich Sousa won the only previous Hard Tops race at the track.

Racing starts at 6.

Summit Series at Famoso

Rounds three and four of the NHRA Summit Racing Series along with an open test and tune will take place this weekend at Auto Club Famoso Raceway.

Gates open at 7 a.m Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday with separate racing programs both days. The first weekend of competition saw eight different winners as no driver won back-to-back races.

Ashley Deuschle is the Super Pro points leader. Roger Phillips leads in Pro, David Dowdell is the Sportsman leader and Dominique Moultrie tops the Motorcycle points.

Quick shifts

Racin Vernon of Bakersfield led all 80 laps to win a Late Model race last Saturday night at Madera Speedway. Vernon qualified second and took the lead at the start from the outside of the front row. The win was worth $2,000. 

Mike Griffith can be reached at 661 395-7390. Follow him on Twitter at @MikeGriffith54. 

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