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    Kurt Busch wins at Richmond to seal Chase berth; Harvick 2nd

    RICHMOND, Va. -- Suspension to redemption. After being suspended for three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races earlier this season...

  2. Eric Richardson prevails at Raceway Park

    Eric Richardson became Kern County Raceway Park's first Late Model repeat winner this year, holding off his cousin Brian...

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    VOTE: Kern County Driver of the Week fan choice April 26

    Vote for your favorite driver in our weekly poll. If we're missing someone just email us at and we'll...

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    High side is winning side as Sawyer takes IMCA race at Speedway

    From the first feature of the night to the final 25-lap IMCA race, there was one constant on Saturday night at Bakersfield...

  5. Richardson picks up first Late Model win of year at KCRP

    After coming up empty in the first three races of the year, Brian Richardson wasn't sure when he would return to Victory Lane. He...

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    Harvick visits White House, Obama to celebrate championship

    Bakersfield native Kevin Harvick and his No. 4 Chevrolet went to the White House on Tuesday, as President Obama honored Harvick...

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    VOTE: Kern County Driver of the Week fan choice April 19

    BY MIKE GRIFFITH The Bakersfield Californian
    Sunday, Apr 19 2015 08:46 PM

    Vote for your favorite driver in our weekly Bako Motorsports Power Hour Fan Choice Driver of the Week. The winner will be announced at noon on Wednesday on the Power Hour, which is broadcast live on Watch it. Great field this week with drivers from all three tracks in the votes.


  2. Local drivers speed to wins at Famoso ANRA event

    A trio of local drivers won classes Sunday at the season-opening event in the American Nostalgia Racing Association at Auto Club Famoso Raceway. With more than 300 cars entered, the ANRA series has become one of Auto Club Famoso Raceway's...

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    Thorn rids himself of 'monkey' with victory

    The frustration Derek Thorn has had with Kern County Raceway Park came to an end on Saturday night. Thorn shattered the track record in qualifying (the old mark was his as well), then went on to do something he had never done: Win a...

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    Hogge IV 'awesome' in win at Bakersfield Speedway

    It was only a matter of time before Bobby Hogge IV moved to the front of the field during the Super Late Model feature Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. Hogge IV, the dominant driver in the division at the track this year with two...

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    Poll question: What's the biggest, best story or event so far in 2015 motorsports

    We were curious about what was the biggest story of the early 2015 motorsports season around Kern County. Bako Motorsports Power Hour hosts Louis Amestoy and Mike Griffith came up with 10 suggestions, but what do you think? Vote now!...

  6. Thorn will be seeking first win at KCRP on Saturday

    When it comes to driving Super Late Model-style cars, Derek Thorn is pretty good, In fact, a case could be made that among West Coast drivers, no one is better. Thorn won the Spears SRL Southwest Tour championship in 2012, focused on the...

  7. Late Speedway: Kiefer wins Sports Mod feature

    Levi Kiefer survived a potential late-race disaster and went on to win the Sports Mod feature Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. The Bakersfield driver led all 25 laps of the race in claiming his first win of the year. "It (the car)...

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    VOTE: Kern County Driver of the Week fan choice

    Fans can vote for their favorite performance at one of our local tracks. The staff of The Californian will also pick a top driver of the week. You can vote until Wednesday at noon when we select the driver of the week. Loading...

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    KCRP: Shepherd, 15, gets first Late Model win

    Brian Richardson didn't think much about the 10-car NASCAR Late Model field for Saturday night's main event at Kern County Raceway Park. It's not about the size of the field, but the quality of the race, Richardson argued. "The racing...

  10. Bennett claims win in IMCA Mod feature

    The IMCA Modified feature Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway came down to a one driver mastering the track better than the rest of the field. Bret Bennett passed Chad Reichenbach for the lead on Lap 6, and then demonstrated his grasp of...

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    Stewart-Haas sweeps front row at Texas with Harvick in second

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick admittedly are pushing each other around in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, a mindset that produced a 1-2 qualifying sweep Friday afternoon at Texas Motor...

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    Power Hour recap: Incident in Speedway pits brings bans, investigation

    There's been fighting in racing pretty much since folks started driving race cars. But what reportedly happened last Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway was beyond the pale. Kevin Collier of Porterville raced to a Hobby Stock victory...

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    Bernal uses outside wall to win Sprint Car feature race

    Ryan Bernal did some rim riding Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway and it paid off with a victory in the 30-lap USAC West Coast Sprint Car feature. Bernal went low in turns two and three to take the lead six laps into the 22-car...

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