Kern County Raceway Park, Bakersfield’s Home to NASCAR, released it’s 2015 race schedule today. 22 weekends of racing will make up the exciting third season at the state of the art half mile speedway in Bakersfield, CA. To kick things off KCRP will host the inaugural “Winter Showdown” February 27th and 28th, this $25,000 to win Super Late Model event, has already garnered national attention. Then, one month later, KCRP’s NASCAR Championship season will begin in a big way. The NASCAR K & N Pro Series West will start their 2015 campaign on March 28th, with a 150 lap feature along with the NASCAR CITGO Lubricants Late Models, NASCAR Spec Mods, and Fireworks spectacular. Highlighting 2015 will be 5 premier Race Nights, Opening Night with the NKNPSW, Two SRL Southwest Tour Races, The Salute to America 4th of July Spectacular, The Second Annual CITGO Lubricants Fall Shootout, and the Second Annual “George Snider Classic” King of the Wing National Sprint Car Championship.
The Rabid Kern County Race Fans will be treated to 4 NASCAR Whelen All-American Divisions for 2015, The CITGO Lubricant Late Models, NASCAR Spec Mods, NASCAR Super Stocks, and NASCAR Mini Stocks, 2 INEX Divisions, Legends and Bandoleros, and 3 KCRP divisions, Pro Late Models, JR & SR Mini Dwarfs, and The second season for the 911 series. In addition KCRP will host the SRL S-2 Series, INEX Thunder Roadsters, Southwest Tour Trucks and Just Drift. On the two wheel side, Saturday Night Super Moto, will make 5 visits to the state of the art half mile. Also utilizing the 911 series cars, will be the extremely popular “Faster Pastor” as well as a Media/Celebrity Race that will benefit local charities.
The race season will stretch from late February to late November. Track management has elected to stay off all major holiday weekends. The track will be dark on Easter, Memorial Day, and Labor Day weekends to allow racers, and staff to enjoy this time with their families. A Summer Break will also be introduced this year. With the track racing only one time between July 5th and August 14th. Media & Marketing Director, Steve Hughes, had this to say about the upcoming race year, “We wanted to make sure we provided great racing week to week and to allow our racers and their families to recharge and put on the best show they can” “We feel this schedule will provide amazing racing, great family entertainment, and provide our fans with a race season they will be proud of”.
Tickets will be for sale online soon, with season tickets sales to be followed by single race tickets.
Kern County Raceway Park is online at www.kernraceway.com More information is available on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kernraceway and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kernraceway
For marketing information on Kern County Raceway Park, contact Steve Hughes by email at [email protected] or by phone at (661) 835-1264, ext 3204
Kern County Raceway Park 2015 Schedule:
Feb. 14- Race Appreciation Day & Open House- Free Practice For All Weekly Racing Divisions- Am- Small Track- PM- Half Mile- Free Hot Dogs
Feb. 26/27/28- Winter Showdown
Mar. 7- Open Practice
Mar. 14- Open Practice
Mar. 28- NASCAR K&N Pro Series West 150, CITGO Late Model 75, Spec Mod 50, Fireworks
Apr. 11- CITGO LM Twin 35’s, Super Stock, Mini Stock, Legends, Just Drift
Apr. 18- SRL Southwest Tour, 5-2’s, Spec Mods, Legends
Apr. 25- CITGO LM Twin 35’s, Legends, Mini Stocks, 91 1 Celebrity Race, Mini Dwarfs
May 2- Pro Late Model, Spec Mods, Super Stock, Mini Stock
May 9- CITGO LM Twin 35’s, Bandoleros, Mini Dwarfs, Legends
May 16- Pro Late Model, Spec Mods, Super Stock, Mini Stocks, Bandoleros, 91 1
June 6- Pro Late Model, Spec Mods, Super Stock, Bandoleros, Mini Dwarf, Super Moto
June 13- CITGO LM Twin 35’s, Spec Mods, Mini Stock, Super Moto, 91 1
June 20- CITGO LM Twin 35’s Super Stock, SW Tour Trucks, Bandoleros, Mini Dwarf, Legends
July 4- CITGO LM Twin 38’s “Spirit of ’76,” Super Stocks, Spec Mods, Bandoleros, Legends, 91 1, Fireworks
July 25- CITGO LM Twin 35’s, Spec Mods, 5-2’s, Mini Stocks, Legends, 91 1
Aug. 15- CITGO LM Twin 35’s, Spec Mods, Bandoleros, Mini Dwarfs, Legends
Aug. 22- CITGO LM Twin 35’s, Mini Stocks, Super Moto, 91 1
Aug. 29- Pro Late Model, Spec Mods, Super Stick, Bandoleros, Mini Dwarfs
Sep. 5- CITGO Late Model 50, Spec Mods, 5-2’s, Mini Stocks, 91 1, Bandoleros, Super Moto
Sep. 19- CITGO LM Twin 35’s, SW Tour Trucks, Mini Stocks, Legends, Just Drift
Sep. 26- Pro Late Model, Spec Mods, Super Stocks, Bandoleros, Mini Dwarfs, Faster Pastor
Oct. 17- 2nd Annual CITGO Lubricants Fall Shootout- SRL Southwest Tour, CITGO Late Model 75, Spec Mods 50, 5-2’s, Legends, 91 1
Nov. 22- King of the Wing Sprint Car Shootout, Spec Mods, Super Stocks, Fireworks
-Kern County Raceway Park Press Release. Photo Credit: NASCAR Getty Images