Kern County Raceway Park's 1st season schedule released

Kern County Raceway Park's 1st season schedule released
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Kern County Raceway Park has announced its NASCAR schedule for its inaugural season.

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The half-mile and quarter-mile paved tracks will continue Bakersfield's NASCAR legacy in the wake of Mesa Marin Speedway's 2005 closure, park officials said Thursday.

Bakersfield businessman James Vernon led the charge to take over the partially completed Kern County Raceway Park, Interstate 5 and Enos Lane, last year and prepared it for a full slate of races beginning this year. Kern County Raceway Park online >>

The season begins April 20 with NASCAR Pro Late Models 100, Limited Late Models 50, Spec-Mods, Mini Stocks, Legends and Bandoleros.

Two dozen events make up the schedule of Saturday night races, with a special Sunday afternoon, Aug. 4, Legends National Qualifier race.

Highlights include a fireworks show July 6 and a televised NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West in the "Bakersfield 150" on Oct. 26.

Tickets will go on sale soon for single races and season passes, organizers said. Some luxury suite space is left in the park's four-story tower.

Printable schedule >>

Complete schedule:

April 20 - NASCAR Pro Late Models 100, Limited Late Models 50, Spec-Mods, Mini Stocks, Legends, Bandoleros
April 27 - NASCAR Pro Late Models 100, Limited Late Models 50, Mini Dwarfs
May 4 - NASCAR Pro Late Models 100, Spec-Mods, Mini Stocks, Legends, Bandoleros
May 18 - NASCAR Pro Late Models 100, Limited Late Models 50, Spec-Mods, Mini Stocks, Legends, Bandoleros
May 25 - NASCAR Limited Late Models 50, Spec-Mods, Mini Stocks
June 1 - NASCAR Limited Late Models 50, Spec-Mods, Mini Stocks
June 8 - NASCAR Limited Late Models 50, Legends, Bandoleros
June 15 - NASCAR Pro Late Models 100, Spec-Mods, Mini Stocks
June 22 - NASCAR Pro Late Models 100, Legends, Bandoleros
June 29 - NASCAR Limited Late Models 50, Spec-Mods, Mini Stocks
July 6 - FIREWORKS NIGHT!  NASCAR Pro Late Models 100, Limited Late Models 50, Mini-Stocks, Legends, Bandoleros
July 13 - NASCAR Pro Late Models 100, Limited Late Models 50, Mini Stocks
July 27 - NASCAR Limited Late Models 50, Spec-Mods, Mini Stocks, Legends, Bandoleros
Aug. 3 - NASCAR Pro Late Models 100, Limited Late Models 50, Legends, Bandoleros
Aug. 4 - Legends National Qualifier
Aug. 10 - NASCAR Pro Late Models 100, Spec-Mods, Mini Stocks
Aug. 17 - NASCAR Limited Late Models 50, Mini Stocks, Mini Dwarfs
Aug. 31 - NASCAR Pro Late Models 100, Limited Late Models, Legends, Bandoleros, Mini Stocks
Sept. 7 - SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour (other divisions TBA)
Sept. 14 - NASCAR Pro Late Models 100, Limited Late Models 50, Mini Stocks
Sept. 28 - NASCAR Limited Late Models 50, Mini-Stocks, Mini Dwarfs
Oct. 5 - NASCAR Pro Late Models 100, Spec-Mods, Mini Stocks
Oct. 12 - NASCAR Limited Late Models 50, Mini Stocks, Legends, Bandoleros
Oct. 26 - NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West "Bakersfield 150"
with Limited Late Models 50, Spec-Mods