AUG. 29 "JOHASEE REBAR NIGHT AT THE RACES"  

 

              

 
 

 
7 DIVISIONS ON “JOHASEE REBAR NIGHT AT THE RACES”
 

 

Bakersfield, CA (August 27th, 2015) – The final race of August at Bakersfield’s Home to NASCAR, Kern County Raceway, is set to be one you don’t want to miss. “Johasee Rebar Night at the Races” presented by 97.3 JACK-FM will feature seven divisions of racing, including 2 Half-Mile divisions that race fans haven’t seen in quite some time. The fastest stock cars to ever hit the high banks of KCRP, the Pro Late Models, will make their 3rd appearance of the year. Driver of the #43 - 4 Star Fruit/Campbell Motorsports car, Derek Thorn, has dominated the first two races and looks to make it three in a row, as a double digit field of drivers look to break Thorn’s win streak.   

Also in action this Saturday Night are the NASCAR Super Stocks. The top two drivers in this division, Johnny Bedingfield and Perrin Kootstra are locked in at tight points battle that is sure to come down to the final points race of the year on September 26th. Kootstra, the defending track champion and driver of the #1 JumpStart/Pat Brown System machine trails Bedingfield by only 8 points going into this weekend’s racing action. The #22 CODSCORP sponsored car of Bedingfield, set the bar high winning four races in a row to start the season. He has held the points lead since opening night. However over the last three races, Paul Ebersbacher in the #2 car scored his first win in a decade and Kootstra has earned two wins. The #77 of Mike Nicks, The #94 of Greg Puskarich, and Ebersbacher round out the top five in points.

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KERN COUNTY RACEWAY ANNOUNCES “VETERANS DAY CLASSIC”

Bakersfield, Ca (August 24th, 2015) – The management team at Kern County Raceway is proud to announce plans for a premier race event scheduled for Saturday, November 7th 2015. The “Veterans Day Classic” will feature the “Iron Man 125” Super Late Model Race and the “Five Star 50” U.S. Legends Cars event. Both races are sure to bring out the top drivers in the Western United States with a huge purse and a unique format.

Drivers competing in the “Iron Man 125” will battle on the high banks of KCRP for an $11,700 to win pay day. However, that’s not the only way for drivers to earn big money at the unique marquee event. A “Bounty Hunter Bonus” will be awarded to the drivers that pass the most cars during the 125 lap feature. The race will be split into 3 segments, two 50 lappers, and the final 25. After the first 50 laps, a caution will be called, followed by a 15 to 20 minute break for teams to make adjustments.  When the break is complete the top 4 cars will be required to go to the back of the field. 5th place through 10th place will have the option to do the same. At the 100 lap mark, another caution will be called and the top 10 drivers will get the option to go to the back of the field, again. Then the race will continue for the final 25 laps to crown the winner. The driver that passes the most cars will earn a $5000 Bonus, passing the second most $2,500, and third most will earn $1500. If a driver can win the race and pass the most cars, they have the potential to earn upwards $17,000!

The “Five Star 50” for the U.S. Legends cars will offer a big payday and passing bonus as well. $2500 to win is sure to be the biggest payday that most legends drivers have seen. Couple that with a passing bonus of $500 to the driver that passes the most cars, $250 to second most and $100 for the third most passed cars, and this may become one of the richest Legends races in the country.  The “Five Star 50” will be split into two 25 lap segments, with the top four drivers required to go to the rear of the field after the half time break. The racing will continue for the final 25 laps to crown the winner.

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ERIC RICHARDSON & BUDDY SHEPHERD TAKE HOME LATE MODEL WINS
 

 

 

The battle for the 2015 Late Model track championship at Kern County Raceway Park isn’t over yet, but Eric Richardson put one more nail in the coffin of the title hopes his competition with a dominating win in the first of twin 35-lap Late Model races on Saturday night.

Richardson led the final 33 laps to claim his 10th win of the season. No other Late Model driver has more than four wins.

“That was great,” Richardson said. “There was a lot of drama all week. It made these guys better and they made me look good. It’s funny how that works out.”

Richardson, who was fifth on the starting grid, beat second-place Buddy Shepherd to the finish line by .617 seconds. Richardson led most of the race by well over a second.

“Once I got and started making a little time on Buddy, I knew I had him in the beginning and I knew he’d probably be strong at the end,” Richardson said. “So I knew I knew I needed to get out front and pad up some laps.”

Chris Dalton finished third. Cole Adamo was fourth and Josh Horn took fifth.

Defending track champion Brian Richardson finished in eighth place, one lap down.

Shepherd, a sophomore at Centennial High, out-dueled Eric Richardson by .157 seconds to win the second twin 35-lap Late Model Race.

Shepherd led all 35 laps en route to his third win of the year in a Late Model at the track. The two drivers ran nose-to-tail nearly the entire race.

“Every win here is hard-fought,” Shepherd said. “Me and Eric, we run clean. I love racing with them (the Richardsons).”

Adamo was third. Racing Vernon finished fourth and Toni McCray took fifth.

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NASCAR RACING, BIKE NIGHT, & CAL SPAS SUPER MOTO AT KCRP

 

Bakersfield, CA (August 20, 2015) – Bakersfield’s Home to NASCAR, Kern County Raceway is set for another great Saturday night! This time we are throwing in a little two-wheel Moto Madness and special promotion for all motorcycle riders. Along with the NASCAR Late Models, NASCAR Mini Stocks, and the 911 Racing Series fans will also see The Cal Spas Saturday Night Super Moto Series as they return their fourth round of racing and they are bringing a street bike stunt show with them!

Bike Night has arrived at KCRP!! Kern County Raceway is also offering all motorcycle riders an opportunity to enjoy an outstanding night at the races, while helping the local food bank stock their shelves. Riders on their bikes can bring 2 cans of food per rider, and Kern County Raceway will pay for your parking, and give you a ticket into the races, and have special motorcycle parking on the turn four concourse!

Saturday Night’s events are $15 for Adults, $10 for Children 6 – 15, Active Military, Seniors 65 and Better, Kids 5 and under are free.  A Family Pass, 2 Adults and 2 Children are $35 (Box Office Only) Reserved Seats are $20. Gates open at 4pm, with Racing at 7.

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RICHARSON COUSINS SPLIT LATE MODEL WINS AT KERN COUNTY  RACEWAY
By Mike Griffith - The Bakersfield Californian

 

Brian Richardson missed the last few races at Kern County Raceway Park, but he was anything but rusty upon his return on Saturday night.

He led all but the first lap to win the first of twin 35-lap features on the paved half-mile oval.

Later in the night, Richardson’s cousin, Eric, won the second 35-lapper.

“It’s been a while since I’ve been in the car,” said Brian Richardson, who was making his first start after being involved in a crash on June 13. “We struggled in practice.”

But in the race, Brian Richardson clearly had the best car as he blew past first-lap leader Lance Wilson and pulled out to a several car length lead over Buddy Shepherd. Shepherd was pressured by Eric Richardson for most of the race and as the laps wound down they closed in on Richardson, who beat Shepherd by about three car lengths with Eric Richardson right behind.

Wilson again led early in the second feature before Racin Vernon took the point.

Vernon and Eric Richardson waged a side-by-side battle for second for several laps before Richardson moved into the lead on the 15th lap.

After that Richardson sailed to his ninth win of the season and extended his points lead over Wilson.

Shepherd finished second again with Vernon third.

“It’s great,” Richardson said of the win. “We didn’t have what it took to win in the first race. I’ve got to give props to Vernon. We ran side-by-side for several laps and never touched.”

Jim Coffey took the lead after a restart 12 laps into race and went on to victory in the 30-lap Spec Mod feature. Tanner Wattenbarger led the first 11 laps before Coffey powered away from him and the rest of the field and was a straightaway ahead at the finish.

“It’s been really tough,” Coffey said of his season. “Things kept happening and I’m really happy to be here.”

It was Coffey’s second win. Points leader Brock Thompson came back from a flat tire and a spin seven laps into the race to finish second with Anthony Barket third and Eric Brust fourth.

However, during post race inspection, officials found that the rev-limiter in Coffey’s car wasn’t operational and that resulted in a disqualification. Giving the win to point’s leader Brock Thompson.

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7 DIVISIONS IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AT KCRP

Bakersfield, CA (August 13th, 2015) – 7 divisions and 8 main events highlight the return of racing to Kern County Raceway after a two week break. Bakersfield’s Home to NASCAR hosts “Eyewitness News Night at the Races” presented by KBAK and FOX 58. NASCAR Late Model Twin 35’s, NASCAR Spec Mods, INEX Legends, INEX Bandoleros, The 911 Racing Series, and “The Future Stars of Racing” The Mini Dwarfs make up the exciting race line up for this Saturday Night.

This Saturday Night starts the road to the track 2015 Championships at KCRP.  With just 6 race nights remaining in the point’s season at KCRP, points and finishing positions take on paramount importance. For a complete points rundown visit http://kernraceway.com/Championship%20Points.htm.

Returning to action in the late model division will be a handful of drivers who have been absent from the division for a couple of races. One driver, Josh Horn who is considered the iron man of KCRP, has only missed one late model race since the opening of Kern County Raceway. Josh, who drives the #13 Hills Welding & Engineering Car will be back driving the Toby Daves owned #22 machine with the Support of HWE & the Phone Guy. Also returning will be the 2014 KCRP Rookie of the Year and UNOH Youth Achievement Award Winner Buddy Shepherd. Shepherd, Driving the Axalta/H & S Body Works #22s was involved in a crash in the July 4th race that destroyed the car, but his team has worked hard to get the car back together for this Saturday Night.  Last, but certainly not least, the return of the 2014 NASCAR Late Model Track Champion, Brian Richardson, in the Summeripe #4 car.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 29TH  2015

"JOHASEE REBAR NIGHT AT THE RACES"

 

PRO LATE MODELS

NASCAR SPEC MODS

NASCAR SUPER STOCKS

USAC HPD MIDGETS

INEX BANDOLEROS

MINI DWARFS

 

GATES AT 4, RACING AT 7

 


 

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