February 26th - 28th - Winter Showdown - $25,000 to Win

 

              

 

BUDWEISER & KERN COUNTY RACEWAY EXTEND PARTNERSHIP

 
Bakersfield, CA (January 22nd, 2015) – Kern County Raceway Park and Budweiser announced today an extension of their partnership through the 2017 season. Budweiser, “The Great American Lager” will continue its reign as the “King of Beers” as The Official Beer of KCRP. As the partnership grows, so does the involvement and visibility of the primary sponsor of Sprint Cup Champion Kevin Harvick, at the state of the art, half mile speedway. Race Fans and Drivers will notice right away as the top division of each race night will battle for the coveted “Budweiser Pole Award”. Fans will also be invited to the “Budweiser Party Patio” to enjoy the races in a casual atmosphere. With table seating and a great view of the track from the turn one side of the grandstand, it will be a popular spot for fans. Budweiser will also sponsor two NASCAR Whelen Weekly Racing Series events in the 2015 season. The first, a spring race, will fall on Saturday May 2nd, with the Pro Late Models, NASCAR Spec Mods, NASCAR Super Stocks and NASCAR Mini Stocks in competition. The second will be the Budweiser NASCAR National and California Championship season finale on Saturday, September 19th that will feature the NASCAR CITGO Late Model points finale, Southwest Tour Trucks, NASCAR Mini Stocks, Legends, and Just Drift.

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KERN COUNTY RACEWAY UNVEILS 2015 RACE SCHEDULE

Bakersfield, CA – (January 12th, 2015) - Kern County Raceway Park, Bakersfield's Home to NASCAR, released it's 2015 race schedule today. 22 weekends of racing will make up the exciting third season at the state of the art half mile speedway in Bakersfield, CA. To kick things off KCRP will host the inaugural “Winter Showdown” February 27th and 28th, this $25,000 to win Super Late Model event, has already garnered national attention.  Then, one month later, KCRP's NASCAR Championship season will begin in a big way. The NASCAR K & N Pro Series West will start their 2015 campaign on March 28th, with a 150 lap feature along with the NASCAR CITGO Lubricants Late Models, NASCAR Spec Mods, and Fireworks spectacular. Highlighting 2015 will be 5 premier Race Nights, Opening Night with the NKNPSW, Two SRL Southwest Tour Races, The Salute to America 4th of July Spectacular, The Second Annual CITGO Lubricants Fall Shootout, and the Second Annual “George Snider Classic” King of the Wing National Sprint Car Championship.

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Racer Appreciation Day and Open Practice Dates Announced

 

Bakersfield, CA (January 8, 2015) – Kernkcrp2013blacksm County Raceway Park, Bakersfield’s Home to NASCAR, announced today plans for the inaugural “Racer Appreciation Day & Open House”. This unique event will take place on Saturday, February 14th from 9 AM to 5 PM. All racers that compete in KCRP’s Weekly Racing Series Divisions are invited for FREE open practice, a FREE hot dog BBQ, and a one and half hour session of “Tech-Talk” with officials. Racers will also be able to pay for registrations, licenses, pit stalls, and car numbers. The day will start with quarter-mile and eighth-mile track practice sessions from 9 AM to NOON, racers and officials will then break for lunch and “Tech-Talk”. After lunch, drivers in the half-mile divisions will take the track for practice from 1:45 PM to 5 PM. This will be an exciting day for all who attend. Attendees are asked to email Steve Hughes at shughes@kernraceway.com to RSVP at least a week in advance. Please click "READ MORE" for additional information.

The staff and officials of Kern County Raceway Park are excited to meet all the drivers and see cars on the track in the New Year. Track President and GM, Lee Baumgarten said, “ALL of us at KCRP couldn’t think of a better way to start 2015, than having a great group of racers, their family, friends and supporters here at the track to enjoy a great day”.

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MAVTV to Televise the Inaugural Winter Showdown

Bakersfield, CA (January 5th, 2015) – In a break out agreement, MAVTV and Lucas Oil Productions will be on hand to nationally televise the “Winter Showdown” from Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, California. The $125,000.00 Winter Showdown for Super Late Models/Tour Cars will be one of the nation’s richest Late Model events in 2015, with 55 teams already entered in the February 27th and 28th event.  The two-day event will also feature the Lucas Oil Modified Series, which MAVTV will also televise. “We’re happy to have the opportunity to be part of the Winter Showdown and showcase this great event on MAVTV,” stated MAVTV Director of Programming, Jason Patison.  “We’ve seen the entry list and this is a true national event with top drivers from throughout the country.” The Winter Showdown will be air on a taped delayed basis, with the airdates of the “Winter Showdown 250” and the Lucas Oil Modified event to be announced at a later date.

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KCRP ANNOUNCES NEW MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING TEAM

Bakersfield, CA (January 5th, 2015) –kcrp2013blacksm Kern County Raceway Park, Bakersfield’s Home to NASCAR, announced today their new President/General Manager and new Media and Marketing Director.

Lee Baumgarten, who has a 25 year history with NASCAR at tracks in Saugus, CA, Tucson and Phoenix, AZ, has taken the position as KCRP’s first GM and President. Mr. Baumgarten, who was responsible for the extremely popular “Winter Heat” Series at Tucson Speedway in the late 80’s through the mid 90’s brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. He has also spent the last 15 years as the Director of Operations at Phoenix International Speedway. This fall he directed and organized PIR’s “Memory Lane” as part of the tracks 50th Anniversary season.  Speaking on his experience so far in Bakersfield, Lee had this to say, “I am thrilled to be associated with this outstanding state of the art facility.  Owners Charlie Beard, Rusty Risi, and James Vernon did their homework and Kern County Raceway Park is clearly one of the premier short tracks in America! Then mix in this great professional motorsports team that has been put together and you have a winning recipe. Finally, I can’t say enough about the friendly warm welcome my wife Holly and I have received from everyone in Kern County.  

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February 26th - 28th, 2015  -  SRL Winter Showdown

The Richest Short Track Event on the West Coast

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EVENT INFO

 

OPEN PRACTICE SCHEDULE

 

LUCAS OIL MODIFIED PRACTICE SCHEDULE
FEBRUARY PRINTABLE SCHEDULE

$20 Riders - $5 Spectators

ATTENTION RIDERS!

FEBBRUARY SCHEDULE IS POSTED

FRIDAY, JAN. 30TH

CLOSED FOR TRACK MAINTENANCE

SATURDAY, JAN. 31ST

CLOSED FOR TRACK MAINTENANCE

SUNDAY, JAN. 25TH 

CLOSED FOR TRACK MAINTENANCE

OPEN PRACTICE 9A - 3P

 

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