Saturday Night NASCAR Racing - May 30th 

 

              

 
 

Steve Hughes

Kern County Raceway

shughes@kernraceway.com

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UPDATE ON 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.

 
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KCRP SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR JUNE 6TH, 2015

 

Bakersfield, CA (May 21st, 2015) -  The 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, 2015. 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 each event.  If you have any questions please contact Kern County Raceway  at 661.835.1264.

 

Thank You,

Kern County Raceway Management

 

 
 

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 races.

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.

 
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Thorn cruises to win in Late Model main event at KCRP

BY JEFF EVANS The Bakersfield Californian jevans@bakersfield.com

A 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 only yellow.

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 season.

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 fourth lap.

 
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PRO LATE MODELS RETURN FOR

 WHELEN ENGINEERING NIGHT AT THE RACES

 

Bakersfield, 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.

 

 Jim 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 from Coffey.

 
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SATURDAY, MAY 30TH 2015

SATURDAY NIGHT NASCAR RACING

"VETERANS APPRECIATION NIGHT AT THE RACES"

 

ALL VETERANS FREE !!

 

NASCAR LATE MODEL TWIN 35'S

NASCAR MINI STOCKS

INEX LEGENDS

MINI DWARFS

911 CREW RACE

 

 

GATES AT 4, RACING AT 7

 


 

$20 Riders - $5 Spectators

ATTENTION RIDERS!

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

EVERY TUESDAY AT KCRP MX!!

APRIL 28TH THROUGH JUNE 2ND

3:00PM TO 7:00PM

 

 

 

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