Promoter Scott Schweitzer has unveiled an ambitious 70th schedule for the historic Bakersfield Speedway, which will see the west’s fastest one-third mile clay oval host nearly 40 events.  IMCA Racing will return for the 25th consecutive year with both Modifieds and Sport Modifieds as the headline divisions.

Championship racing will also continue for Street Stocks, American Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Mini Stocks, Mod Lites, and Jr. and Sr. Mini Dwarfs.  The season begins with the prestigious West Coast Late Model Shootout on March 7.  That series returns again during Labor Day weekend September 5.  All told, the Late Model calendar will again be a once-monthly affair.

The speedway has partnered with Kings Speedway in Hanford for six nights of “Win-Place-Show” bonus.  Drivers in Modifieds and Sport Mods who compete on the weekends of April 25, May 9, May 30, June 27, July 25, August 15, and September 19 will be eligible for bonus prizes for running Friday at Hanford and Saturday at Bakersfield.

Open wheel racing will come back to the speedway in a big way as well with the addition of the economy-minded Western Racesaver Winged Sprints on three occasions.  USAC Western Midgets and USAC HPD Midgets bookend their California seasons with events on March 21st and September 19th.  NMRA Midgets, CDCRA Dwarf Cars, and Hard Tops also make appearances throughout the season.

One of the largest dirt stock car shows west of Boone, IA, the 30th Budweiser Nationals returns on October 9th and 10th.  After a huge debut event in 2014, Bakersfield Speedway is excited to confirm the second annual Thanksgiving Thunder for Friday November 27th and Saturday November 28th as well.

“I’m really excited about the 70th season of dirt track racing at the historic Bakersfield Speedway,” Schweitzer said.  “We are fortunate to be working closely with Kings Speedway and offering the racers some great chances at bonuses when you race both tracks”

“In 2015 we have stepped up our open wheel events with the addition of the newly formed Race Saver Winged Sprint Cars. There’s a lot of excitement with the new class and we looking forward to helping them grow.”

Bakersfield Speedway continues action all winter long with Chris Kearns Presents kart and Mini Dwarf races.  Check BakersfieldSpeedway.com for dates and times.  The 2014 Bakersfield Speedway championship awards banquet will be held on Saturday February 21st at the Buck Owens Crystal Palace.  Tickets are available by calling (661) 393-3373

Bakersfield Speedway thanks its major marketing partners: Budweiser, Monster Energy, Coke, Motor City GMC, DC’s RV Center, Melo’s Gas & Gear, H&S Body Works, and Mid Cal Fabrication.

BAKERSFIELD SPEEDWAY 2015 EVENT SCHEDULE

FEBRUARY
21  2014 AWARDS BANQUET @ CRYSTAL PALACE
28  REGISTRATION DAY 10AM – 1PM. OPEN PRACTICE 6PM – 10PM

MARCH
7    WEST COAST LATE MODELS, SPMOD, HOBBY, AMERICAN STOCKS, MINI STOCKS – JACKFM NIGHT
14  MODS, HOBBY, STREET STOCKS, IMCA STOCKS, MOD LITES, MINI DWARFS
21  USAC MIDGETS, SPMODS, AMERICAN, CLS, IGNITE MIDGETS, RACE SAVER SPRINTS – KUZZ NIGHT
28  MODS, SPMODS, HOBBY, MINI STOCKS, NMRA

APRIL
4    360 SPRINT CARS, HOBBY, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN, HARD TOPS – RECYCLING NIGHT
11  MODS,  SPMODS, MINI STOCKS,  MOD LITES, MINI DWARFS
18  LATE MODELS, HOBBY, AMERICAN,  CDCRA, NMRA – JACKFM NIGHT
25  MODS, SP MODS, IMCA STOCKS, MINI STOCKS, CLS – KINGS WPS

MAY
2    MODS, HOBBY, AMERICAN, MOD LITES, MINI DWARFS
9    LATE MODELS, SPMODS, MINI STOCK, RACE SAVER SPRINTS – KINGS WPSKUZZ NIGHT
16  MODS, STREET STOCKS, HOBBY, AMERICAN, NMRA
23  SPMODS, IMCA STOCKS, MINI STOCKS, MOD LITES, MINI DWARFS – JACKFM NIGHT – MEMORIAL DAY CLASSIC
30  MODS, HOBBY,  AMERICAN, HARD TOPS – KINGS WPSFREE COKE NIGHT

JUNE
6    MODS, SPMODS, STREET STOCKS, HOBBY, MINI STOCKS,
13  LATE MODELS, AMERICAN, MOD LITES, MINI DWARFS, CDCRA – JACKFM NIGHT
20  MODS, SPMODS, HOBBY,  IMCA STOCKS,  CLS, NMRA – BUDWEISER NIGHT
27  MODS, SPMODS, HOBBY, AMERICAN – FIREWORKS / RICHIE McGOWAN MEMORIAL – KINGS WPS – KUZZ NIGHT

JULY
4   DARK NO RACING
11  LATE MODELS, SPMOD,  HOBBY, AMERICAN, MINI STOCKS – JACKFM NIGHT
18  MODS, HOBBY, IMCA STOCKS, MOD LITES, MINI DWARFS
25  SP MODS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN,  MINI STOCKS, NMRA – KINGS WPSFREE COKE NIGHT

AUGUST
1    MODS, SPMODS, HOBBY, AMERICAN – RACING 4 RONALD NIGHT
8    LATE MODELS, MODS, HOBBY, MINI STOCK, MINI DWARFS, HARD TOPS – KUZZ NIGHT
15  SPMODS, AMERICAN, IMCA STOCKS, MOD LITES, RACE SAVER SPRINTS – KINGS WPSTOUR THE PITS NIGHT
22  MODS, HOBBY, MINI STOCKS, NMRA, MINI DWARFS – JACKFM NIGHT
29  MODS, SPMODS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN, MINI STOCKS – BUD LIGHT NIGHT

SEPTEMBER
5    WEST COAST LATE MODELS, HOBBY, AMERICAN, IMCA STOCKS, HARD TOPS – FREE COKE NIGHT- LABOR DAY
12  HOBBY, MINI STOCKS, NMRA, MOD LITES, MINI DWARFS – JACKFM NIGHT
19  USAC MIDGETS, MODS, SPMODS, MINI STOCKS, CDCRA, IGNITE MIDGETS – KINGS WPSRECYCLING NIGHT
26  MODS, SP MODS,  HOBBY, AMERICANS, CLS

OCTOBER
3   DARK NO RACING
9    30th ANNUAL BUDWEISER NATIONALS
10  30th ANNUAL BUDWEISER NATIONALS – JACKFM NIGHT
23  BTUFF Truck Event
24  BTUFF Truck Event

NOVEMBER
27  THANKSGIVING THUNDER
28  THANKSGIVING THUNDER

– Bakersfield Speedway press release

Schedule Announced for 70th Season at Bakersfield Speedway