Jim Coffey

Jim Coffey has an 11-point lead in Spec Mod competition heading into the next-to-last points race of the year on Saturday night at Kern County Raceway. 

Race fans can double their pleasure this weekend at Kern County Raceway Park as the facility will stage its final doubleheader of the season.

Action begins Friday night at the Dirt Track with the So-Cal Supernationals featuring A-Mods, B-Mods, Hobby Stocks and Hard Tops.

Fans attending Friday night’s dirt track action will receive a free ticket to Saturday night’s asphalt races.

Brad Pounds has dominated A-Mod competition on the third-mile clay oval this year, having won three of the six races. Alex Stanford, Steve Noland and Shance DeVolder each have a victory.

Michael Johnson is the only repeat winner in B-Mods, having twice visited victory lane. Fred Ryland, Nick Spainhoward and Gary Dutton also have victories.

Racing starts at 7:30.

Super Stocks and Spec Mods headline action on the half-mile paved oval on Saturday night with Legends and Bandoleros on the quarter-mile and Mini Dwarfs on the eighth mile.

The Super Stock race for the championship has heated up and with just two races left Paul Ebersbacher holds a five-point lead over Roger Holder, who is looking to repeat.

The two tangled the last time out with Holder coming back through the field to finish second and Ebersbacher placing fourth. Both drivers have won four races. Greg Puskarich is third in points.

Jim Coffey is also looking for a repeat Spec Mod title and his hot hand has put him 11 points up on Jason Galvin. Coffey has five wins, including three straight. Galvin has one victory. Ed Coffey is third in points.

Kercie Jung has won five of the six INEX Bandolero races with Riley Massey having the other win. Saturday night’s race will be a National qualifier.

While Josh Ayers and Colton Page have swapped wins in Legends competition this year, Ayers has six wins and a nine-point lead over five-time winner Page.

Racing starts at 7.

Speedway back in action

Bakersfield Speedway gets back into action on Saturday night after a rare weekend off.

Late Models were originally scheduled to be part of the show but have been dropped due to low car counts in previous races. Added to the program are Outlaw Karts.

Pro Stocks, Mini Stocks, California Lightning Sprints, NMRA Three-Quarter Midgets and Super 4s also will be in action.

Five previous Pro Stock races have seen four different drivers win. Justin Crockett has two wins and Brady Bell, Clay Daly and Wayne Coffman each have one.

Racing starts at 7.

Busy month ahead at Famoso

The dog days of summer are in the rearview mirror and a sparse event calendar is giving way to a busy September at Auto Club Famoso Raceway.

The track will be in action every weekend, starting and ending with Saturday Night Street Turner events. Limited to street-legal cars, events will be held this Saturday and Sept. 29. Cars can make runs down the track from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The final two Summit Racing Series races will take place Sept. 15 and Sept. 16 with the popular Import Face-Off set for Sept. 23.

Quick Shifts

Bakersfield drivers Buddy Shepherd and Racin Vernon will be competing in a $10,000-to-win 150 lap Late Model race at All American Speedway in Roseville on Saturday night. Shepherd will be making his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race start of the year next Thursday night in a 100-lap race at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Speedway. More on this unique race, that has drawn a huge entry list, next week.

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

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