The season started with Kyle Busch winning one of the richest short track races in the nation, ended with the fastest cars to circle the paved half-mile — winged sprints — and saw Bakersfield native Kevin Harvick compete there for the first time.
It’s a track where stock car racing is king, but a pair of open wheel events provided a bit of thunder in 2018 at Bakersfield Speedway.
Logan Seavey pulled off a last-lap pass of Rico Abreu to win the 30-lap USAC National Midget November Classic on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway.
Brady Bacon will be looking for a repeat victory and rookie Logan Seavey will be trying to wrap up a national championship when the USAC Midgets roll into Bakersfield Speedway Saturday for a combination National/Western States race.
Jason Rupert left Auto Club Famoso Raceway a year ago with his tail between his legs after making three quick runs in his Funny Car but having all three disqualified.
Jim Young swung for the fence and burned up some parts; Adam Sorokin made the show on his last-gasp bid and four-time March Meet winner Jim Murphy failed to qualify for Sunday’s Top Fuel Show at the 27th annual California Hot Rod Reunion.
Kelly Brown really didn’t know what he was getting into when, as a 16 year old in March of 1959, a friend told him there was a big deal going on in Bakersfield and they should be there.
When defending NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion Top Fuel champion Jim Young rolled in Bakersfield a couple of days ago, he had a bit more than just his dragster in a semi trailer.
With dwindling Late Model fields for regular summer shows, Bakersfield Speedway promoter Scott Schweitzer was seriously concerned on how to treat the premier stock car division during the Bud Nationals.
Nick Spainhoward would have liked to have finished the regular season off in better fashion, but a fifth-place finish in the final Sports Mod points race of the season on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway was more than enough to earn the championship.
The regular points season comes to a close on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway as IMCA Modifieds, Sport Mods, American Stocks, Mod Lites and Hard Tops take to the track.
After 13 races and more than 400 laps of racing, the Super Stock championship at Kern County Raceway Park on night came down to a drag race down the front straight on Saturday night.
Alex Stanford of Chowchilla took the lead on the 17th lap and led the rest of the way on Saturday night to win the IMCA Modified 50-lap feature in the Mike Moshier Classic at Bakersfield Speedway.
The weekends spent racing have dwindled over the past couple of years, but the pace of life for veteran IMCA Modified racer Brad Pounds is every bit as hectic.
Look out mama, it’s competition barbecuing and topless racing on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway during the fourth annual Mike Moshier Classic.
The annual Hot August Nights promotion got under way Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway and Trevor Baker became the first driver to win going topless.
The Bakersfield Condors have finalized their hockey operations staff and goaltenders will be getting plenty of up-close and personal instruction as Edmonton goaltending development coach Sylvain Rodrigue will be based in Bakersfield.
The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series rolls into Bakersfield Speedway on Saturday night for its only appearance of the season at the third-mile clay oval.
Zack St. Onge made the most of his front-row starting position on Saturday night in the first twin Late Model races at Kern County Raceway.
Jagger Jones has started to distance himself from the field as Late Model drivers head into double feature races on Saturday night at Kern County Raceway.
Seven and 11 were Grant Duinkerken’s lucky numbers on Saturday night during the seventh annual Richie McGowan Memorial race at Bakersfield Speedway.
Fireworks will light the night sky north and west of Bakersfield on Saturday night as both Bakersfield Speedway and Kern County Raceway are holding early Fourth of July celebrations.
They raced against each other in Mini Dwarfs, battled in American Stocks and now quite often find themselves rubbing fenders in the Hobby Stock division.