Officially, it took just 5.59 seconds for Mendy Fry to become a March Meet Top Fuel champion a year ago at Auto Club Famoso Raceway.
Some of the best short-track drivers from throughout the country rolled into Kern County Raceway for the Fourth Annual Spears Winter Showdown, but it was a pair of local drivers who stole the show Friday.
Seasoned short-track stars, young guns and a host of champions — including Kyle Busch, the 2015 NASCAR Cup Series champ — are part of an impressive field of drivers for the Fourth Annual Spears Winter Showdown.
Some of the top racers throughout the country are likely to be taking laps around the tenth-mile indoor clay oval on Wednesday night at the Bakersfield Karting Experience.
It seems like the racing season just ended (it did, last month), but the roar of engines at local race tracks is just around the corner. Kern County Raceway hosts the fourth Annual Winter Showdown on Feb. 2-3; Auto Club Famoso Raceway’s biggest event — the 60th March Meet — runs March 1-4 an…
Five years after its much-anticipated opening, one of the nicest short-track racing facilities west of the Rocky Mountains could be in a transition phase.
NASCAR star Kyle Busch will be returning to Bakersfield for his second straight appearance in the SRL Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway Park.
The sparks flew late in the George Snider Classic King of the Wings Sprint Car race Sunday night at Kern County Raceway.
Midgets on dirt and winged Sprint Cars on asphalt are on tap this weekend as Bakersfield Speedway and Kern County Raceway close out their season with major events.
Toddy Gilliland did his best but there was no catching Derek Kraus on Saturday night in the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame 150 at Kern County Raceway Park.
A record number of entries, several drivers capable of coming away with a victory, and a championship to be determined between teammates.
Kurt Cruise of Sacramento had a bit of trouble in his AA/Fuel Altered Sunday during the 26th annual NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion at Auto Club Famoso Raceway. Cruise was uninjured.
Jason Rupert got a win Saturday afternoon at Auto Club Famoso Raceway, but he was the biggest loser of the day at the California Hot Rod Reunion.
He ran his first race here, both on the street and at the drag strip, and he had his last crash here.
Can the 26th annual edition of the NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion recapture some of the magic that slipped away during last year’s Silver Anniversary?
Early in the evening, Nicholas Johnson stood solemnly next to his car parked along the front straight as the 32nd annual Bud Nationals at Bakersfield Speedway started with a memorial for Bailey Schweitzer
Hearts will be heavy and no doubt tears will be flowing as Bakersfield Speedway officials will be honoring Bailey Schweitzer on Friday and Saturday nights at the 32nd annual Bud Nationals.
The regular portion of the racing season wrapped up at Bakersfield Speedway last Saturday night with the track crowning it’s final three division champions.
When Jason Nation raced to a Sports Mod victory in the Bud Nationals last October at Bakersfield Speedway he was pretty sure he was done racing for a while.
The NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series wrapped up its Group 2 points season last weekend at Auto Club Famoso Raceway, and it turned out to be a very good weekend for three local drivers.
Six divisions of racing, one with national championship implications, will be on tap Saturday night at Kern County Raceway Park, which gets back into action after a four-week break.
Chris McKellar raced to his second straight straight Sports Mod victory on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway.