Off-Season Notes From Kern Raceway

Off-Season Notes From Kern Raceway

FIRST: We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving Holiday.

2018 AWARDS BANQUET:  The date of the “2018 Kern County Raceway Championship Awards Banquet” has been set for Saturday afternoon, January 19th at the world-famous Buck Owens Crystal Palace.

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW FOR 2019:  The gates will swing open early at KCRP in 2019, hosting the Winter Showdown the first weekend of February.  By early March the NASCAR championship season will be in full swing at KCRP, as Late Model, Super Stock, Spec Mod, Legends, Bando, and Mini Dwarf teams will begin their pursuit of the 2019 championship of their respective divisions.  The schedule will go strong with NASCAR and INEX action, Nights of Destruction, and Special Events up to the final weekend of June, then KCRP will take a ‘summer break’ and resume competition on September 7th.

WINTER SHOWDOWN OPEN PRACTICE:  The day after the 2018 Awards Banquet, KCRP will host an Open Practice for all Winter Showdown divisions on Sunday, January 20th.

2019 FIRST EVENT:  The 2019 race at Kern County Raceway will begin with the Fifth Annual Winter Showdown, February 1st and 2nd featuring the nation’s richest Super Late Model event.  The weekend will also feature the Lucas Oil Modifieds, which beginning in 2019 will be known as the Spears Manufacturing Modified Series presented by Lucas Oil.  The NASCAR Super Stocks will begin their 2019 NASCAR championship season at the Showdown.

LATE MODELS:  Once again, with KCRP being located in the central part of the state, Kern County Raceway will strive to accommodate teams from both Southern California, who may compete at Irwindale Speedway and Orange Show Speedway, as well as be welcoming with the rules package for cars that compete at Madera Speedway, All-American Speedway and other tracks north of Bakersfield.  The Late Models will be featured in six not to miss events in 2019.

SUPER STOCKS:  Fast becoming the most competitive division at KCRP, the Super Stocks will have ten championship events in 2019, with twin main events, and segment races as part of their 2019 schedule.

SPEC MODS:  Look for the Spec Mods to have a new look for 2019, as the rules package will undergo a transformation to resemble the Lucas Oil Modified Series, but will keep its current basics in the engine, shock and some suspension componentry that have been longstanding in the KCRP Spec Mod division.

LEGENDS:  The INEX Legends will continue to play a big role in the Kern County Raceway schedule, with twin main event nights, with double points throughout the year.

YOUTH DIVISIONS: The INEX Bandoleros and the Senior and Junior Mini Dwarfs will also continue to have their place on the 2019 schedule at KCRP.

NIGHTS of DESTRUCTION:  The ‘Destruction’ will resume in 2019, as the Night of Destructions will again feature the Skid Plates, RV Races, Super Moto and more.

OCTOBER CLASSIC:  The “October Classic” will again be a highlight to the KCRP list of big events, scheduled once again for the final weekend in October.

NATIONAL TELEVISION COVERAGE:  At least two races at KCRP will be nationally televised in 2019, the season opening Winter Showdown, and the June 29th ‘Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration’ event.

DIRT TRACK:  Look for news and notes regarding the Dirt Track at KCRP to be coming soon.

Thank you for your continued support of Kern County Raceway