April 25th - NASCAR Racing & Saturday Night Super-Moto

 

              

 

BY MIKE GRIFFITH

The Bakersfield Californian

mgriffith@bakersfield.com

 

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 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 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 said.

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.

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DC’S RV CENTER 100 HIGHLIGHTS RACE WEEKEND AT KCRP

 

 

Bakersfield, CA - (April 14th, 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 night.

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 #43.

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 21st.

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SHEPHERD, 15, GETS FIRST LATE MODEL WIN AT KCRP

BY LOUIS AMESTOY The Bakersfield Californian lamestoy@bakersfield.com

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 will be great," Richardson said during an autograph session.

The defending Kern County Raceway Park Late Model champion, proved to be correct as the Late Models put on a tremendous show Saturday in two 35-lap races, where the veterans battled a slew of talented youngsters, including Buddy Shepherd.

In the first Late Model race, Shepherd was able to hold off a pressing Eric Richardson in the first race for his first main event victory of his career. The 15-year-old Centennial High freshman battled Richardson, who won the class debut two weeks ago with a dominating performance in a 75-lap race, and held him off on a key restart late.

"I'm glad to finally get one at this track," said Shepherd, who won a major Late Model race at Madera last month. "

It was on lap 27 when Shepherd had to fight off the charge of Eric Richardson in the No. 44 car.

"I made sure I had a good spotter up there who told me how far away he was," Shepherd said.

In the second Late Model race, which closed out the night, Lance Wilson had a furious late battle against Brian Richardson for the victory. In qualifying, Wilson had the fastest qualifying mark and proved it in the finale.

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NASCAR RACING AND

SATURDAY NIGHT SUPER-MOTO

 

APRIL 25TH, 2015

 

NASCAR LATE MODEL TWIN 35'S

NASCAR MINI STOCKS

INEX BANDOLEROS

MINI DWARFS

911 SERIES

SATURDAY NIGHT SUPER MOTO

 

GATES AT 4, RACING AT 7

 


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