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    Motor sports notebook: Richardson can pad Late Model lead at KC Raceway

    As the season winds down at Kern County Raceway Park, it's all about wins as most of the points races are pretty much decided....

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    SPEEDWAY: Johnson wins Hobby Stock championship

    The final Hobby Stock feature of the regular season turned into a case of survival on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway....

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    POWER HOUR RECAP: Bell becomes first woman to earn Speedway track championship

    Two track championships were decided Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway and five others will be decided this Saturday night...

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    TALKING SHOP: Casey Mears opens up about career, role models

    Bakersfield native Casey Mears comes from a long line of racers, the son of off-road veteran Roger Mears and the nephew of former...

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    Logano races to win at New Hampshire; Harvick 3rd

    LOUDON, N.H. -- Raised in Connecticut, Joey Logano always considered New Hampshire his home track, the one where he dreamed of...

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    Richardson, Wilson play spoilers in Whelen Calif. State Championship at KCRP

    Irwindale Speedway regular Ryan Partridge rolled into Kern County Raceway Park on Saturday night to clinch the NASCAR Whelen...

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    POWER HOUR RECAP: Dalton talks first win on show

    By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
    Tuesday, Sep 16 2014 10:42 PM

    A few weeks ago, Chris Dalton dropped in on the Bako Motorsports Hour to talk about racing in the Sport Modified division at Kern County Raceway Park.

    On Tuesday he was back on the webcast, this time talking about his first career victory in the Late Model division. Dalton, who leads the Sports Mod championship race, competes in Late Models on a part-time basis and came away with a victory in a special non-points race at the track last Saturday night. Dalton was pulling double that night as he finished third in the Sports Mod race.

    "It was hot but once you're in the car you don't think about it," Dalton said of the late summer night, which topped out at 103 degrees before slowly dropping as the night progressed.

  2. Dalton holds on to win Late Model feature

    Chris Dalton lead all 50 laps to win the $2,000 NASCAR CITGO Lubricants Late Model feature race in a close duel with rookies Buddy Shepherd and Racin Vernon on Saturday night as part of 9-11 Tribute Night at Kern County Raceway Park. The...

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    SPEEDWAY: Dotson cruises to victory in Sport Mod feature

    Wayne Dotson took the lead on the third lap and went on to victory in the Sport Mod feature on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway There were four caution period after Dotson took the lead but he was able to hold the field at bay on...

  4. Local report: February event at KC Raceway Park will have $125K purse

    A $25,000 payout to the winner and a total purse of $125,000 will be up for grabs in a special "Winter Showdown" for Super Late Models at Kern County Raceway Park Feb. 26-28. The race is being staged by the management team of the Spears...

  5. Motor sports notebook: Heckman looks to clinch IMCA title at Speedway

    Bakersfield's Kyle Heckman can wrap up the IMCA Modified track championship on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. Two races remain in the season, but Heckman holds a 50-point advantage heading into Saturday's race on the third-mile...

  6. POWER HOUR RECAP: Local Sports Mod drivers talk recent trip

    More than 180 Sports Mod drivers flocked to Boone, Iowa, for the Super Nationals last week with the Bakersfield Speedway regulars having a very good week. Ethan Dotson, a 15-year-old, finished fourth and Tina McGowan 11th in a 30-car...

  7. Stewart-Haas team swaps crews for Harvick, Stewart

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Stewart-Haas Racing gave Bakersfield native Kevin Harvick the crew from Tony Stewart's 2011 championship on Tuesday in a move to strengthen Harvick's title chances in his first year with the team. Harvick has been...

  8. Local report: Bell races to Street Stock feature win at Speedway

    Brady Bell of Bakersfield raced to victory in the Street Stock division on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. Lonnie Welch finished second with Randy Griffith third. Matt Wankum was the winner in the Hobby Stock division, with Lloyd...

  9. Famoso set for big night of racing this weekend

    Four drivers remain in contention for the championship of the Boise-Bakersfield Blitz as the four-race series concludes on Saturday night at Auto Club Famoso Raceway. The event is the last of two Saturday Night Nitro shows at the track...

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    Saturday Night Nitro hits Famoso this weekend

    More than 20 nitromethane-burning cars will be on hand this weekend at Auto Club Famoso Raceway for the Saturday Night Nitro show. Famoso's Blake Bowser was in studio on Tuesday and talked about the weekend, which includes the Fun Ford...

  11. KCRP: Restarts help lift Richardson to victory in 50-lap feature

    Restarts proved to be the key to victory for Eric Richardson on Saturday night at Kern County Raceway Park. Richardson got the jump on a restart on the 23rd lap to take the lead from his cousin, Brian, then held off his cousin after a...

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    Mistake helps Lupton win in K&N Pro Series' Bakersfield 150

    The ninth caution of the night proved costly for Greg Pursley on Saturday night at Kern County Raceway Park. It came out two laps from the scheduled 150 laps of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Bakersfield 150 and set up a...

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    Harvick wins Nationwide race in Atlanta

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Kevin Harvick led the final 159 laps to beat Joey Logano and win an unusually wreck-free NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday night. Harvick, who will start from the pole Sunday night in...

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