Saturday, March 3, 2018

Sanders Scores Third BKE Outlaw Win While Moody Claims Title

Tate Sanders won Friday's season finale for Outlaw Karts

Release prepared by Blakesley Sports Media

BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (March 3, 2018) – Friday's sixth and final race of the 2017-18 inaugural Open Outlaw Kart series at Bakersfield Karting Experience saw Tate Sanders storm to his third consecutive victory while Larry Moody of Templeton did enough to win the series championship.

19 Outlaw Karts competed on the state of the art 1/10th mile dirt oval with three heat races and a B Main helping set the lineup for the 25 lap feature. Chris McKellar jumped out to the early lead with fifth starting Joey Yantis quickly into second. Sanders followed the pair for a three car breakaway throughout the feature.

Moody ran as high fourth before dropping out of the race during a caution period. Sanders used the numerous restarts to take over second from Yantis and set his sights on McKellar. After several laps running nose to tail, Sanders dove inside down the backstretch to take the lead out of turn four. Sanders led the final three circuits for the $400 victory with McKellar and Yantis the top-three. Bryce Cooper finished a career-best fourth and Bryan Watson used a fifth place to finish just three points behind Moody in the final championship points.

The 2017-18 Winter Series concludes with races on March 9th for Jr. and Sr. Mini Dwarfs, and March 16th with Stock Appearing and Open flat Karts. A 2018 Summer Series is currently in the planning stages as well.

The state of the art facility is Bakersfield’s newest complete entertainment venue, with RC car racing, oval dirt kart racing, golf simulator, arcade games, and food and drink specials. BKE is open to the public 6 days a week with karts available for rent for a single race or for group outings. Birthday parties and private room rentals round out the extensive options for a night out or for a great get together.

For more information, you can visit Bakersfield Karting Experience online at www.BakersfieldKE.com

Sponsorship and media inquiries can be directed to Jeff Thielscher at (661) 428-0911

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Late Model Race To Carry Kevin Harvick's Name



Via KCRP Media

On Thursday, March 15th, NASCAR champion Kevin Harvick is returning to his hometown to race for the first time at Kern County Raceway in the NASCAR K & N Pro Series season opener.

Harvick will also be the Grand Marshall of the NASCAR Late Model 50 lap race on the same night, prior to the start of the K&N Pro Series 175 lapper. Harvick won his first stock car championship in the Late Model division at Mesa Marin Raceway in 1993, while still attending North High.

“The Happy Harvick 50” will feature the top NASCAR Late Model drivers in the region. Harvick will give the command to start the engines for the 50 lapper, and present the trophy to the winner of the race.

The 2018 season opener for Kern County Raceway is set for Thursday, March 15th, featuring the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and NASCAR Late Models, tickets are on sale now at www.kernraceway.com.

Kevin Harvick will be racing in the “Bakersfield 175 presented by NAPA Auto Parts” his first race ever at the state of the art half mile, gates open 4:30pm, and racing begins at 7pm.

Kern County Raceway is proud to partner with Budweiser, Bulwark FR, Coors Light, Jim Burke Ford, and Whelen Engineering.

Please visit KCRP online at www.kernraceway.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kernraceway and follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/kernraceway and Instagram at instagram.com/kernraceway

Madera Speedway Lands Nut Up Industries As 2018 Partner And Sponsor

Photo Courtesy Nut Up Industries

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (March 1, 2018) – The Madera Speedway today announced that Nut Up Industries has joined the Madera Speedway family of partners as a major sponsor for the 2018 MAVTV-televised racing series. Nut Up joins RPM Mortgage and 51FIFTY Energy Drink among the great variety of California companies that will support the one-third mile oval this season.

Nut Up is a family-owned almond company located in Escalon, California that produces roasted “CHOPPED” flavored almonds, whole flavored almonds, almond butter and almond flour.

Nut Up products are currently available in Nut Up’s online store and at California retailers including Save Mart, 7-Eleven, Costless and Food Maxx.

The Sixth Annual “Nut Up Short Track Shootout” will be on October 6th, where drivers in both the RPM Mortgage Pro Late Models and 51FIFTY Energy Drink Jr. Late Models will compete in televised races, joined by the Lucas Oil Modifieds as well. The crown jewel is the 150 lap, $10,000 to win Pro Late Model race.

Nut Up will award the “Great Taste Award” for each of the 18 televised events at Madera, awarded to the driver who displays the most sportsmanlike move of the race. This driver will receive a free entry into the following televised race.

An expanded “Nut Up Post Race Show” and additional in-car cameras will also be added to the broadcast as a result of the partnership. Regional promotions tied into the partnership include car shows, promotional appearances, television commercials, and opportunities to meet Madera Speedway drivers.

“The reason we have worked so hard on our MAVTV television production is to show off the vast racing talent we have on the West Coast and the way of life we enjoy here in Central California,” Promoter Kenny Shepherd said. “I think Nut Up is a perfect fit to join our program because of the pride and effort that goes into every container of their delicious almond products made right here in Central California. We are very excited to help them spread the word about Nut Up with our efforts on MAVTV.”

“This partnership is an incredible fit for our action-driven company,” said Brad Klump, CEO of Nut Up Industries. “We are very excited to play an active role in our local track and showcase our products to MAVTV fans everywhere. This opportunity is a perfect way for Nut Up to stay true to our Central California roots and introduce Madera Speedway fans to a new way of healthy snacking.”

The 2018 season Madera is fast approaching with nine nights of RPM and 51FIFTY-backed competition plus four Super Late Model events and several open wheel events that will showcase the best young talent in the nation. The $5,000 to win RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series opens the season on March 10th!

For more information about Madera Racing on MAVTV please visit www.racemadera.com or www.mavtv.com. For more information about Nut Up please visit, www.nutup.com. For more information on RPM Mortgage and to obtain loan information please visit www.rpmwins.com and for more information about 51FIFTY Energy Drink visit www.51fiftyenergydrink.com

Madera Racing on MAVTV airs Thursdays re-runs of the 2017 season every week. The show airs at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. PST and is also available on the Lucas Oil Racing TV app.

Madera Speedway MAVTV-televised racing schedule
Complete track schedule at www.RaceMadera.com

March 10th - Madera Speed Fest! Race #1 of the MAVTV televised RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series $5,000 to win 100 Lap main Event (Split 50s), Race #1 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then the final 30 laps), Toyota Sedans, Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

April 7th - The BIG EGG HUNT for the Kids Presented by the Hampton Inn and Suites, Race #2 of the MAVTV televised RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series $2,000 to win 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), Race #2 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then the final 30 laps), MSTs, Toyota Sedans, Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

April 28th - $15 Ticket Night! Race #3 of the MAVTV televised $2,000 to win RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), Race #3 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), Madera Hobby Stocks, Toyota Sedans, , Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

May 26th- $15 Ticket Night! Military Tribute Night presented by 51FIFTY ENERGY DRINK (All active and retired military get in the grandstands for FREE!) Race #4 of the MAVTV televised $2,000 to win RPM Mortgage Pro Model Series 80 Laps (50 Laps then a break, then 30 laps), Race #4 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), Toyota Sedans, MST Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

June 30th - Reverend Ron Spencer's Red, White and Blue Classic and BIG FIREWORKS SHOW! !) Race #5 of the MAVTV televised $2,000 to win RPM Mortgage Pro Model Series 80 Laps (50 Laps then a break, then 30 laps), Race #5 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), MST (48 lap main spilt 24’s), Toyota Sedans (48 lap main, split 24's), Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

July 28th - Summer Speed Fest $5,000 to win Race #6 of the MAVTV televised RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series 100 laps (split 50’s), Race #6 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), MSTs, Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

August 25th - Race # 7 of the MAVTV Televised $2,000 to win RPM Mortgage Pro Model Series 80 laps (50 then 30), Race #7 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series , Legends of the Pacific, Toyota Sedans

September 22nd - Race #8 of the MAVTV televised $2,000 to win RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then 30), Race #8 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, the 30 laps), MST, Toyota Sedans, Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

October 6th - 150 Lap $10,000.00 to WIN SHORT TRACK SHOOTOUT for the MAVTV televised RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series 150 laps! (race #9 of the televised championship), Lucas Oil Modifieds 75 lap TV race! Race #9 of the 80 lap 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series and the Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Madera Speedway Adds Partnership With NICERIDE

Photo Courtesy Jason Wedehase

Via Madera Speedway PR

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (February 28, 2018) – Lifestyle brand NICERIDE out of San Diego, CA is the latest company to partner with Madera Speedway for its 2018 MAVTV-televised racing season. NICERIDE will be highly visible during the RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series and 51FIFTY Energy Drink Jr. Late Model Series races, presenting bonus awards during the halfway TV break at each event.

18 MAVTV telecasts will be filmed at the one-third mile speedway this year over the course of nine nights of Pro Late Model and Jr. Late Model competition. Each Pro Late Model race is at least 80 laps, with a break during the competition for teams to make adjustments on the front stretch and for the top-five to conduct TV interviews. Awards from NICERIDE will be handed out during this break. All nine Jr. Late Model races are 80 laps this season as well.

NICERIDE was founded on a vision to create a clothing brand that embraces all walks of life, locally, regionally, and worldwide. Since 2013, NICERIDE has set out to promote a lifestyle that emphasizes the three most important aspects of our lives - Family, Friends, and most importantly Fun!

“NICERIDE is excited to partner with Madera Speedway for the 2018 racing season on MAVTV,” CEO Chris Merziotis said. “Our brand of lifestyle apparel matches perfectly with the race fans and families that attend the speedway for the "edge of your seat" racing events. We look forward to supporting this race season and being at the events to engage with fans of the drivers of Madera Speedway, as "life is 1NICERIDE".”

The 2017 campaign at Madera Speedway was one of its most successful stock car seasons in track history, with a season long average of more than 40 Late Models on the grounds each race. New sponsorships look to propel 2018 to even greater heights.

“We are very excited about our marketing relationship with NICERIDE for the 2018 racing season on MAVTV from the Madera Speedway,” Promoter Kenny Shepherd said. “NICERIDE is a perfect fit for us with it being a growing West Coast based company. Our fan base across the country will learn a lot about the NICERIDE brand during this exciting racing season”

It all begins on March 10th with the RPM Mortgage Pro Late Models racing for 100 laps and $5,000 to win, while the 51FIFTY Energy Drink Jr. Late Models battle for 80 laps.

Learn more about NICERIDE at www.1NICERIDE.com

For more information about Madera Racing on MAVTV please visit www.racemadera.com or www.mavtv.com. For more information about RPM Mortgage and to obtain loan information please visit www.rpmwins.com and for more information about 51FIFTY Energy Drink visit www.51fiftyenergydrink.com

Madera Racing on MAVTV airs Thursdays re-runs of the 2017 season every week. The show airs at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. PST and is also available on the Lucas Oil Racing TV app.

Madera Speedway MAVTV-televised racing schedule
Complete track schedule at www.RaceMadera.com

March 10th - Madera Speed Fest! Race #1 of the MAVTV televised RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series $5,000 to win 100 Lap main Event (Split 50s), Race #1 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then the final 30 laps), , Toyota Sedans, Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

April 7th - The BIG EGG HUNT for the Kids Presented by the Hampton Inn and Suites, Race #2 of the MAVTV televised RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series $2,000 to win 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), Race #2 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then the final 30 laps), MSTs, Toyota Sedans, , Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

April 28th - $15 Ticket Night! Race #3 of the MAVTV televised $2,000 to win RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series 80 laps ( 50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), Race #3 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), Madera Hobby Stocks, Toyota Sedans, , Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

May 26th- $15 Ticket Night! Military Tribute Night presented by 51FIFTY ENERGY DRINK (All active and retired military get in the grandstands for FREE!) Race #4 of the MAVTV televised $2,000 to win RPM Mortgage Pro Model Series 80 Laps (50 Laps then a break, then 30 laps), Race #4 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), Toyota Sedans, MST , Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

June 30th - Reverend Ron Spencer's Red, White and Blue Classic and BIG FIREWORKS SHOW! !) Race #5 of the MAVTV televised $2,000 to win RPM Mortgage Pro Model Series 80 Laps (50 Laps then a break, then 30 laps), Race #5 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), MST (48 lap main spilt 24’s) , Toyota Sedans (48 lap main, split 24's), Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

July 28th - Summer Speed Fest $5,000 to win Race #6 of the MAVTV televised RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series 100 laps (split 50’s), Race #6 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), MSTs, Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

August 25th - Race # 7 of the MAVTV Televised $2,000 to win RPM Mortgage Pro Model Series 80 laps (50 then 30), Race #7 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series , Legends of the Pacific, Toyota Sedans

September 22nd - Race #8 of the MAVTV televised $2,000 to win RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then 30), Race #8 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, the 30 laps), MST, Toyota Sedans, Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

October 6th - 150 Lap $10,000.00 to WIN SHORT TRACK SHOOTOUT for the MAVTV televised RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series 150 laps! (race #9 of the televised championship), Lucas Oil Modifieds 75 lap TV race! Race #9 of the 80 lap 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series and the Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Outlaw Kart Championship Race Friday At BKE


Release prepared by Blakesley Sports Media

BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (February 27, 2018) – Brad Pounds will try to add another championship to his dirt resume, when the Bakersfield Karting Experience hosts the Open Outlaw Karts for their 2017-18 Winter Series finale on Friday night. Pounds scored the opening night of the Bakersfield Indoor Kart Nationals in January then added a third place finish last Friday as part of his efforts to lead the points.

The Bakersfield Karting Experience 1/10th mile indoor dirt oval has thrilled fans with a great winter season of racing for Mini Dwarfs, Outlaw Karts, and flat karts. The Outlaw Kart series has averaged 20 entries per event in its inaugural season. Friday’s conclusion is expected to attract another strong field of competitors, with last Friday’s victor Tate Sanders the only repeat winner in the series. Sanders’ two wins leads Pounds, Ethan Dotson, and Tim Randolph as other winners this season.

The 25-lap feature for the Open Outlaws will pay $400 to win out of a $1000 purse.

General admission tickets will be $10 on Friday night. Pit gates open at 2 p.m. with drivers meeting at 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m. Pit passes are $20.

BKE is a state of the art facility and Bakersfield’s newest complete entertainment venue. RC car racing, oval dirt kart racing, golf simulator, arcade games, and food and drink specials are all on the menu at the complex. BKE is open to the public 7 days a week with karts available for rent for a single race or for group outings. Birthday parties and private room rentals round out the extensive options for a night out or for a great get together.

For more information, you can visit Bakersfield Karting Experience online at www.BakersfieldKE.com

Sponsorship and media inquiries can be directed to Jeff Thielscher at (661) 428-0911