7 DIVISIONS ON “JOHASEE REBAR NIGHT AT THE RACES”
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.
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
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
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
VETERANS DAY CLASSIC
ERIC RICHARDSON & BUDDY SHEPHERD TAKE HOME LATE MODEL
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
“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
“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
Adamo was third. Racing Vernon finished fourth and Toni
McCray took fifth.
NASCAR RACING, BIKE NIGHT, & CAL SPAS SUPER MOTO AT KCRP
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.
RICHARSON COUSINS SPLIT
LATE MODEL WINS AT KERN COUNTY RACEWAY
By Mike Griffith - The
Richardson missed the last few races at Kern County
Raceway Park, but he was anything but rusty upon his
return on Saturday night.
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
“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
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.”
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.
DIVISIONS IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AT KCRP
CA (August 13th, 2015) –
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
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
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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