SEPT. 5TH - SATURDAY NIGHT NASCAR RACING  

 

              

 
 

 
THORN CRUISES TO PRO LATE MODEL VICTORY

 

 

BY STEPHEN LYNCH — For The Californian

The brand new car that Derek Thorn brought with him to Kern County Raceway Park on Saturday night ended up in the same "old" place that many of his previous raced cars have, Victory Lane,

Thorn lapped all but one other driver, Mark Perry, in winning the 40-lap Pro Late Model race on the half-mile high-banked paved oval.

Thorn, the defending and two-time SRL Southwest Tour champion, led all but the first two laps as he won for the fourth time in a row at KCRP.

The Bakersfield driver made it to the finish line 12.015 seconds ahead of runner-up Mark Perry.

"It was awesome to drive and I'm fortunate to be here," Thorn said.

Justin Westmoreland placed third. Daren Blanton was fourth and Greg Hanneman took fifth.

Jason Kiser of Las Vegas made of his first trip to KCRP as a driver a memorable one, winning the 30-lap NASCAR Super Stock race.

Kiser inherited the lead with nine laps remaining and then held on to get the victory.

Johnny Bedingfield was running at the front of the 13-car field race on Lap 22 when Perrin Kootstra, who was in second place, got into the back left quarter-panel of the leader, spinning him out. Because of the incident Koostra was relegated to the back of the field next to Bedingfield for the ensuing restart.

"I was struggling trying to find a line," Kiser said. "I was experimenting with different lines, trying to find an entry mark. And when the one car (Koostra) got around me I started learning off him, how he was entering and braking."

Howie Smith led the first 12 laps before Bedingfield took over the top spot with a strong move to the inside in turn three.

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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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SATURDAY,SEPTEMBER 5TH  2015

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