The 2020 season at Kern County Raceway will begin with giving, as Houchin Community Blood Bank, KCRP’s newest partner, will kick the season off with a social at their Bolthouse Donor Center on Thursday, February 27th and a “Race in to Give” Blood Drive that will run from March 2nd through March 13th..

Race fans will meet drivers, get autographs, see race cars, and most of all have FUN at the Thursday night mixer.

Race fans will meet drivers, get autographs, view the race cars, enjoy food, refreshments and most of all have FUN at the Thursday night social.

The “Race in to Give” Blood drive will pay big dividends for those who give blood between March 2nd – March 13th. Each donor will receive a pair of tickets to the 2020 Opening Night, March 14th at Kern County Raceway presented by Houchin Community Blood Bank. Each donor will also be entered into a drawing for a night in a luxury suite for a future race at KCRP.

“Houchin Community Blood Bank is such a vital part of Bakersfield, saving lives daily. Kern County Raceway is proud to partner with HCBB for the 2020 season and to kick off our 8th year with a blood drive is awesome.” Said Steve Hughes KCRP Marketing Manager. Hughes also added, “people live when people give! Houchin’s Blood Mobile will be at the track on opening day as well.  I encourage all race fans to come out and give blood during the Race in to Give Blood Drive or on the mobile bus at the Raceway on March 14th.   We hope all will enjoy a great night of racing and saving lives!”

The 2020 Season Opener presented by Houchin Community Blood Bank will feature racing on both the asphalt and dirt track on the same night! One Ticket, One Night, Two Tracks! Fans will be treated to racing action from the NASCAR Super Stocks and NASCAR Modified Series on the Asphalt, and the NARC 410-Winged Sprint Cars, CVMS Mini Stocks, and Bakersfield Hard Tops on the Dirt.

Kern County Raceway is proud to partner with Dignity Health, Bulwark FR, Coors Light, Motor City GMC, General Production Service, and Whelen Engineering.

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About Houchin Community Blood Bank

Our Mission

To provide a safe blood supply for the purpose of saving the lives of Kern County residents.

Our History

Due to the lack of blood supply in Kern County in 1951, blood was coming from Los Angeles and San Francisco, but such deliveries could not meet urgent needs. The Kern General Hospital, now known as Kern Medical Center, was the only facility equipped to draw and test blood.
In 1951, members of the Kern Medical Society called a meeting with C. Elmer Houchin, also a member of the group, to discuss a permanent location for a future community blood bank. He donated a location on G Street in downtown Bakersfield in memory of his mother, Sarah Alice Houchin. Additional donations and endowment funds allowed the blood bank to open its doors there in April 1952.

Houchin has drawn Kern County residents together since 1951 to provide and protect the community blood supply. By inspiring people to donate locally and to take pride in this precious shared resource, we’re making sure the community continues to have access to life-saving blood when they need it.
Houchin’s expert staff are available for interviews about the Kern County blood supply, local blood needs, and issues facing the blood supply at any time.