PUSKARICH AND HALL NOTCH FIRST CAREER WINS ON A NIGHT TO HONOR RELAY FOR LIFEadmin
On Saturday, March 30th Kern County Raceway honored the Fighters, Survivors, and the Loved ones we have lost to cancer. On a night set aside for the Bakersfield Relay for Life, one of the largest relay for life events in the world, a couple thousand supporters and race fans filled the grandstands for a great night of racing and remembrance.
The evening started with the on track autograph session and the NAS-TRYKES for the kids! That was followed by a Relay for Life track walk on the quarter-mile, featuring the race teams and supporters of the Bakersfield Relay for Life.
The evening was sponsored by JoRonCo Party Rentals and The Bull 97.3 and after opening ceremonies, the busy race night got underway with the first of two NASCAR Modified main events. New track record holder and defending division champ, Jim Coffey, who started sixth, quickly moved to the lead on lap 4 and out ran the field to secure his second victory in a row. Anthony Barket, and Eric Brust rounded out the podium respectfully.
In the second NASCAR Modified main event, it looked as if Ed Coffey driver of the number nine machine was on his way to Raymond’s Trophy Victory Lane for the first time in over 4 years. Ed had opened up a three second advantage, before the caution flag flew on lap ten to reset the field. On the ensuing restart, Jim Coffey was ready to pounce, and made a quick move to take over the top spot, lead the final 10 and sweep the twin main events for the Modifieds. Ed Coffey was second, and Eric Brust finished third.
Colton Page made a strong statement in the opening round for the INEX Legends. Page, who drives the #24p car, started on the pole and was never really challenged during the 35 lap feature, dominating the first race of the Legends Triple Crown. Rounding out the podium were Josh Ayers and Christian Bazen.
In INEX Bandolero action, the entire field battled for positions throughout the 20 lap feature. As the checkered flag flew it was pole sitter Hank Hall crossing the stripe as he earned his first career Bandolero main event win at his home track, Kern County Raceway. Trenton Eurto finished second and Quentin Fritz finished third.
The NASCAR Super Stocks returned for their third point race of the year. The #5 of Rookie Cayden McMaslin led the field for the first 2 laps before Ron Cross took over on lap three. Cross maintained the lead until the #47 of Greg Puskarich made a move out of turn two to snag the top spot on lap 15. Puskarich, held on to lead the final 15, to earn his first career Super Stock Victory at KCRP. Puskarich had to withstand a hard late race charge from second place finisher #7 Gene Fife, Kenny Harrison completed the podium in third place.
The Hot Stocks made their second visit to Kern County Raceway for 2019. Lloyd Wren Jr. started at the back of the field thanks to a complete invert from the heat race earlier in the day. LJ (Wren) had to get to the front of the field and pass early leaders #99 Don Mead, and #44 Rick Childress and hold off a hard charging #50 of Rick Fife to take home his second consecutive victory in KCRP’s newest division!
Seth Wise took home the hardware in the always exciting Skid Plate Race!
The 2019 Season continues… tickets are on sale now for these epic events
- King of the West NARC Fujitsu 410 winged Sprint Cars – April 6th
- MuscleKingz Car Show and Concert – April 13th
- All-Star Monster Truck Tour – May 18th and 19th
- Fireworks Spectacular – June 29th
- Championship Finale – September 14th
- October Classic – October 26th
- George Snider Classic – King of the Wing – November 10th
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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