DIVISIONS MAKE SEASON DEBUT THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AT KCRP
CA (April 21st, 2015) –
Home to NASCAR, Kern County Raceway is Back in action
this Saturday Night with 6 exciting divisions! NASCAR
Late Models head line the night with a pair of twin 35
lap main events. The Late Models have seen 3 winners in
three races to start the season.
Eric Richardson and Buddy Shepherd share the
points lead, each with one win a piece. The NASCAR Mini
Stocks will hit the quarter mile for the second race of
the season. Two weeks ago, the full time racer and part
time trophy girl, Stacy Evans earned her first victory
at KCRP and will look to make it two in a row on April
It’s a big opening night at
Kern County Raceway for four divisions this weekend, not
only of the four wheel variety, but 2 wheels, too! The
Cal Spas Saturday Night Super Moto Series makes their
first of five stops this season at KCRP. Fans will be
treated to great bar banging action on the special
course, That will include high speed straight aways,
technical turns, and exciting jumps.
Additional quarter mile action
will include the INEX Bandoleros, who will see a new
champion crowned this year, as back to back champ Tyler
Bannister has moved up to the Legend Cars for 2015. The
911 Racing Series, which features first responders from
city and county agencies, will start their 10 race
campaign in the second year for the series.
BY MIKE GRIFFITH
The Bakersfield Californian
Thorn rids himself of “monkey” with victory at KCRP
The frustration Derek Thorn has had with Kern
County Raceway Park came to an end on Saturday
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 Spears Southwest
Tour race on his home track.
Thorn took the lead for good from fellow Bakersfield
driver David Mayhew on the 24th lap and pulled away
for a 2.9-second victory over Mayhew in the DC's RV
Center 100 on the paved half-mile oval.
"All of us have been working hard to get this win,"
Thorn said. "We live 20 miles from here. This was on
top of our list."
Thorn came into the race with 21 wins in 51
Southwest Tour races, but a pair of runner-ups were
his best finishes in three previous outings at KCRP.
"Man, all the talk about us finishing second here,
it was nice to get the monkey off our backs," Thorn
It was the second straight win for Thorn, who
started defense of his series championship with a
win last month in Madera.
Mayhew took the lead on the 11th lap, and Thorn
moved into second close behind. Thorn stalked Mayhew
for several laps, trying to get by several times on
the low side. He did so on lap 22, but Mayhew edged
back in front on the next lap.
Thorn was inches ahead on lap 24 then slid in front
of Mayhew on the next circuit. From that point on,
it was all Thorn.
CENTER 100 HIGHLIGHTS RACE WEEKEND AT KCRP
2015) - The
Spears Manufacturing Southwest Tour makes its season
debut at Kern County Raceway Park this Saturday Night.
The “DC’S RV Center 100” presented by Racing for Wishes,
is the “Main Event” for a great line up of racing action
at KCRP on April 18th.
The Spears Southwest Tour Series “Where the Champions
Race” features some of the best drivers in the West
driving ultra-fast late model style cars. Along with the
popular Spears Southwest Tour, The NASCAR Spec Mods, The
SRL S – 2 Series, and The SRL Legends will complete the
Over 20 drivers are
pre-registered for the “DC’S RV Center 100”, which is
the second points race of season for the series in 2015.
The field will see a slew of local drivers, including
David Meyhew in the MMI #17, Kevin Callahan piloting the
Bedrosian Tile #32, The RTS #99 of Tim Smith, Former
NASCAR and SRL Southwest Tour Champ M.K. Kanke in his
RPM –PSI #33, and the series Defending champ and all
time wins leader, Derek thorn in the Four Star Fruit
Local drivers will face serious competition from drivers
all over the West. Including Craig Raudman, Donny St.
Ours, Brandon White, Blain Rocha, Greg Voigt, Carlos
Viera, and Toni McCray. All with their sights set on
taking home the $3,500 payday and trying to catch Derek
Thorn who took home the season opener at Madera on March
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APRIL 25TH, 2015
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RACING 9:30 AM
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