BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA – Kern County Raceway Park, fueled by Monster Energy, has announced the “Firecracker 100” for NASCAR Pro Late Models on July 5th paying $5,000 to the race winner.  The race will take place during the Zambelli Fireworks Night which includes NASCAR Spec Mods, Super Stocks, INEX Bandoleros, and the 911 Series also racing.

The state-of-the-art half-mile speedway will welcome Super Late Model and Tour Late Model teams from across the West Coast to battle for up to $20,000 in posted awards.  Last season’s Fireworks Night included a 100 lap contest won by New Braunfels, TX driver Kevin Thompson.

Teams will have their targets set squarely on Pro Late Model points leader David Mayhew.  Mayhew, the 2013 CITGO Lubricants Late Model champion, moved up into the Pro Lates this year and has gone three-for-three so far this season.  Other regulars in the division have included 2013 Pro LM champion Tim Smith, 2013 CITGO LM Rookie of the Year Johnny White, and Dallas Montes.

The Firecracker 100 will not only pay $5,000 to win but will also pay $400 to start.  Purse payout will be based on car count, with full purses available on the race entry form.  Entries are $100 and the fee will be credited towards Friday night practice on that weekend.

Clarion Hotel on Rosedale Highway is the host hotel, with a KCRP discounted rate available by calling 661-326-1111.  Pre-entered teams will be eligible for one free room night per car.

Tickets for the July 5th races are just $20 for Adults, $10 for Seniors 65+, Active Military, Children 6-15, and Children 5 and under are free!  A Family Pass for two adults and two seniors or children is $52 (Box office only).  Reserved stadium seats are $20.  Grandstand gates open at 4 p.m. with autographs at 6 p.m. and opening ceremonies at 7 p.m.

Kern County Raceway Park is dark on Saturday June 21st but returns to action the following Saturday with Jim Burke Ford Night.

Major marketing partners at Kern County Raceway Park include Budweiser, CITGO Lubricants, Monster Energy, Advance Beverage Company, Coca Cola, NAPA Auto Parts, DC’s RV Center, Three-Way Chevrolet, and Whelen Engineering.

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For marketing information on Kern County Raceway Park, contact Steven Blakesley by email at [email protected] or by phone at (661) 835-1264, ext 3203.

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Firecracker 100 to Pay 5K at Kern County on 7/5