Kern County Raceway
KCRP NASCAR LATE MODEL DYNO TEST
Bakersfield, CA (May 22nd,
2015) – At the
conclusion of the second main event in the NASCAR Late
Model Division on Saturday, May 9th, The
decision was made by the KCRP NASCAR Officials to have
the top 5 finishing teams pull their engines and
carburetors on their respective cars. All of the top 5
cars complied with the request and removed the engines
that night. The
engines were then delivered to the testing site, secured
and set for a Dynamometer or “Dyno” test. The dyno test
would check the team’s engines for horsepower ratings.
In the spirit of transparency, below is the report from
the dyno tester and the corresponding horsepower rating
of each engine tested.
On Sunday May 17th,
The Loe Pit Stop conducted dyno testing of five engines
from the Late Model division at KCRP. The test was
attended by a representative from each of
the race teams
involved, and two of KCRP tech officials. The tests were
done using the Shop 650 HP carburetor, model 80541-1,
Premium Pump gas, 32 degrees of timing and the shop dyno
headers. The timing was verified and the engines were
all tested at the same oil and water temperatures. The
results of the tests confirmed that ALL engines tested
were within tolerance. Each team’s carburetors were then
compared and all were within tolerances, most less than
the base test carburetor. All those in attendance agreed
that the engine tests were conducted fairly and were
able to see very little differences.
KCRP SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR
JUNE 6TH, 2015
Bakersfield, CA (May 21st,
management of Bakersfield’s Home to NASCAR, Kern
County Raceway, announced today a change in the
lineup for the racing events scheduled for Saturday
Night, June 6th,
The Pro Late Model Race
scheduled for that night has been post-poned to a
later date. The
NASCAR Super Stocks, originally scheduled to run one
main event that night, will now run Twin 30 Lap
features. The twin main events for the NASCAR Super
Stocks will be considered two separate races with
drivers earning separate points and purse money for
If you have any
questions please contact Kern County Raceway
Kern County Raceway
KERN COUNTY RACEWAY DARK THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Bakersfield, CA (May 21st, 2015) –
After an amazing start to the season, that has seen the
NASCAR K & N Pro Series West, The SRL Southwest Tour,
and great action in the
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, Bakersfield’s
Home to NASCAR, Kern County Raceway is taking the
Memorial Day weekend off. KCRP will take this time to
pause and remember all those that paid the ultimate
price for the freedoms we enjoy, and spend time with our
family and friends.
Kern County Raceway will be back
in action on Saturday Night, May 30th, with
“Veterans Appreciation Night at the Races”. The NASCAR
Late Models will return to the big half mile with Twin
35 lap main events, along with the NASCAR Mini Stocks,
INEX Legends, The 911 Crew Race, and the “Future Stars
of Racing” The Mini Dwarfs.
Kern County Raceway would also
like to offer all Veterans a complimentary ticket to the
races on May 30th. All Veterans are FREE.
Just let the box office know you are a Veteran, and
enjoy the races on us. All of the staff at KCRP, Thank
you for your time and service in the Military and for
protecting the freedom of our country. (Military ID is
NOT required, but you are more than welcome to show us
if you have it). We look forward to seeing you at the
The Minter Field Air
Museum will also be part of the evening’s festivities.
Military Vehicles from all eras will be on display in
front of the race track early in the day. The vehicles
will also be part of opening ceremonies that night, with
race fans having the opportunity to purchase raffle
tickets to ride in the vehicles during the National
Anthem. The vehicles will also be on display near the
Coca-Cola Patio on the north side of the grandstand.
Thorn cruises to win in Late Model main event at
BY JEFF EVANS The Bakersfield Californian
yellow flag on the 34th lap of Saturday's 40-lap
Pro Late Models main event gave the field some
optimism that they might run down leader Derek Thorn
t at Kern County Raceway Park....It
was a false hope.
Thorn roared ahead of the field on the restart and
built a quick 10-car length lead en route to an easy
win, his second victory this season and third in a
row dating to last year.
"I love being out here," Thorn said. "We use this as
a learning curve. ... It's great to be out here in
front of our fans." Thorn praised his crew and car.
"I'm fortunate as a drive with the equipment I have
and the support I have," he said. "I pinch myself
all the time."
Tim Smith started on the pole with his brother Kenny
next to him on the front row.
Thorn started third and moved into the lead on the
seventh lap. By the eighth lap, he was five car
lengths ahead and he cruised from there.
Tim Smith, who was as far as eight car lengths
behind, began closing but wasn't seriously
challenging Thorn. But Kenny Smith spun out at the
start-finish line of lap 34 to bring out the race's
Thorn pulled away before the drivers reached turn 1
on the restart and the race was basically over.
In NASCAR Super Stocks, Johnny Bedingfield has been
impossible to beat during the early portion of this
Bedingfield made it three wins in three races
Saturday night, and no one even challenged him
during the 30-lap main event.
He started in the ninth position, was third by lap 4
and took the lead on lap 7. Bedingfield pulled away
after that in a clean race with no yellows after the
PRO LATE MODELS
ENGINEERING NIGHT AT THE RACES
CA (May 13th, 2015) –
This Saturday night at Bakersfield’s Home to NASCAR,
Kern County Raceway! The Pro Late Models headline a six
division night of racing at the state of the art half
mile! Whelen Engineering Night at the Races presented by
JACK FM will feature the Pro Late Models, NASCAR Spec
Mods, NASCAR Super Stocks, NASCAR Mini Stocks, INEX
Bandoleros, and the 911 Racing Series. Races fans will
also have an opportunity to win a prize pack courtesy if
Ingersoll Rand, The official Power Tools of NASCAR. When
fans get to the races, if they text IRTOOLSKCR to the
number 313131, they are automatically entered to win!
Kids will also be big winners this weekend, as Kern
County Raceway will give away a boys and girls bicycle.
Two weeks ago Derek Thorn, took
home the big pay day for the Pro Late Models and he’ll
face a larger field of drivers that will challenge the
#43 Four Star Fruit machine. The 40 lap main event will
feature local favorites, Kenny and Tim Smith in The RTS
Inc. sponsored #9 and #99 machines. Tim, the 2103 KCRP
Pro Late Model Champion, had a rough start to the season
in the opening race, as he crashed the #99 car in
qualifying. But his team has worked hard and the car is
ready to go for this weekend. Kenny, in the #9 ride
finished a strong second to Derek Thorn in the opener
for the Pro Lates.
Coffey, the NASCAR Spec Mod division’s latest winner,
comes into this Saturday night 3rd in the
points behind the #4 of Eric Brust, and point’s leader
#2 Brock Thompson. Thompson holds a 2 point advantage
over Brust. The two drivers battled for second place for
nearly the entire race, two weeks ago, with Thompson
edging Brust for the runner-spot behind a strong run
SATURDAY, MAY 30TH 2015
SATURDAY NIGHT NASCAR RACING
"VETERANS APPRECIATION NIGHT AT
ALL VETERANS FREE !!
NASCAR LATE MODEL TWIN 35'S
NASCAR MINI STOCKS
911 CREW RACE
GATES AT 4, RACING AT 7
$20 Riders - $5 Spectators
MAY SCHEDULE IS POSTED
MAY PRINTABLE SCHEDULE
TUESDAY, MAY 20TH
TWO WHEEL TUESDAY
OPEN PRACTICE 3:00PM TO 7:00PM
SATURDAY, MAY 23RD
OPEN PRACTICE 9AM - 2PM
TWO WHEEL TUESDAY'S
AT KCRP MX!!
APRIL 28TH THROUGH JUNE 2ND
3:00PM TO 7:00PM
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