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    RACING NOTES: Motorcycles set for debut at KCRP

    For the first time since opening in early 2013, Kern County Raceway Park will have motorcycles racing at the facility. A...

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    Driver, 9, raises money for charity

    It was a fast-paced Bako Motorsports Hour on Tuesday, highlighted by precocious 9-year-old Chloie Jones. Jones is a Senior Mini...

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    SPEEDWAY: Welch holds on to win Super Street Stock feature

    It took every bit of Lonnie Welch's finely tuned driving skills for him to best Billy Simkins and win the 20-lap Super Street...

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    NASCAR bans drivers from getting out of cars

    BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Even Jimmie Johnson has a temper -- one that was on display long before he became a six-time champion and one...

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    With four races left in the championship drive, Lee Jensen is in control of the Sports Mod division at Bakersfield Speedway....

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    Kern County tracks reinforce rules after Stewart accident

    Tuesday's Bako Motorsports Power Hour started with a round-table discussion of the tragic incident Saturday night at Canandaigua...

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  1. LATE KCRP: Mayhew cruises to Pro Late Model victory

    By The Bakersfield Californian
    Sunday, Aug 10 2014 09:15 PM

    David Mayhew led all 40 laps to win the Pro Late Model race on Saturday night at Kern County Raceway Park, but the race was not without drama and upset drivers.

    Dallas Montes challenged Mayhew for most of the race and made contact with him as the two entered Turn 1 on lap 33. Montes spun, but avoided hitting the wall while Mayhew got turned sideways in Turn 2 before getting his car straightened out.

    Mayhew took the lead on the subsequent restart, and Montes, who quickly passed a couple of cars, ended went hard into the infield wall on the backstretch when he tried to make a move to the inside heading toward turn 3.

    Montes expressed displeasure with both Mayhew and Smith during an infield interview on the public address system. "I...

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    Tony Stewart will not race today at Watkins Glen

    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- Tony Stewart will not race Sunday at Watkins Glen International. Just a few hours after telling USA TODAY Sports that Sunday would be "business as usual," and Stewart would race as scheduled, the team has reversed...

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    NASCAR’s Tony Stewart hits, kills driver on NY track (updated)

    CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. — NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed a sprint car driver who was walking on a dirt track during a race in upstate New York on Saturday night. Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero said his department’s...

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    SPEEDWAY: Johnson first in Hobby Stocks

    The pass for the lead was the easy part for Steven Johnson. Holding onto to first place proved to be much more difficult, but the Bakersfield driver was up to the challenge. Johnson took advantage of late race engine problems by 80-year...

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    KCRP: Weaver earns spot at Legends Nationals with victory

    Bakersfield's Brandon Weaver punched his ticket to the INEX Legends Nationals with a victory on Saturday night at Kern County Raceway Park. Weaver took the lead on the 19th lap and ran unchallenged the rest of the way in the 30-lap race....

  6. Locals shine in motocross nationals

    Two young Bakersfield riders won championships, and another had a solid finish in the AMA Loretta Lynn's Amateur National Motocross Saturday in Hurricane Hills, Tenn. Kawasaki Team Green rider Stiles Robertson, 11, came away with two...

  7. POWER HOUR RECAP: Young racers from KCRP join show

    Two young racers -- 15-year old Garrett Fine and eight-year old Kabe McCLenny -- were guests on Tuesday's Bako Motorsports Power Hour. Fine, 15, is fourth in Legends points while McClenny is third in Bandolero points at Kern County...

  8. SPEEDWAY: Reichenbach leads way in Sports Mods

    Even if Chad Reichenbach's IMCA Sports Mod had been on rails, it's unlikely it would have gotten around the third mile clay oval of Bakersfield Speedway any more quickly and efficiently that it did on Saturday night. Reichenbach led wire...

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    Dale Jr. completes sweep at Pocono; Harvick finishes 2nd

    LONG POND, Pa. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded hats, waited for his cue, and flashed three fingers for the cameras. That's one for every win. The beer baths, champagne toasts, selfies, and photo opps in Victory Lane are almost routine now...

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    SPEEDWAY: Daves dominates in IMCA Modifieds race

    Ryan Daves didn't have much to say at the conclusion of the IMCA Modified feature Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. Daves let his driving skills do all of his talking instead. The Bakersfield driver dominated the race, leading all...

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    Sylvester seeking 3rd straight Sports Mod win at Speedway

    He struggled early in the season, but Nick Sylvester has hit his stride at Bakersfield Speedway. Sylvester has won the past two Sports Mod races on the third-mile clay oval and will be trying to make it three straight on Saturday night....

  12. 14-year-old driver talks Late Models on show

    Fourteen-year-old Buddy Shepherd was a guest on Tuesday during the Bako Motorsports Power Hour and talked about competing in the Late Model division at Kern County Raceway Park. The freshman-to-be at Centennial High School started racing...

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    Gordon races to fifth Brickyard win; Harvick finishes 8th

    INDIANAPOLIS -- With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again. Gordon won a NASCAR-record fifth Brickyard 400 on Sunday, eight...

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