Friday, December 22, 2017

Inaugural Bakersfield Indoor Kart Nationals Announced for January

BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (December 22, 2017) – The inaugural Bakersfield Indoor Kart Nationals has been announced for January 19th-20th with two complete days of Outlaw Kart, Clone kart, and Mini Dwarf racing, culminating in a $1000 to win Open Outlaw feature. All told six different divisions will compete at the Bakersfield Karting Experience 1/10th mile dirt oval with complete features each night. Open Outlaw Karts, Junior and Senior Mini Dwarfs, and Beginner Box Stock make up the Friday card while Open Outlaw Karts, Clones, and Box Stock are scheduled for Saturday night.

The newly opened Bakersfield Karting Experience is a state of the art entertainment venue and the first indoor dirt karting oval with karts rented to the public. The facility also boasts RC car racing, golf simulator, arcade games, and Smokey’s Grill & Pub. BKE is open to the public 7 days a week with karts available for rent for a single race or for group outings.

Racing action began at BKE in the fall with each of the indoor nationals divisions getting their taste of the facility. Additional Open Outlaw Kart races are also scheduled on December 29th, February 16th, and March 2nd as part of a five event series.

Open Outlaw Karts have been a staple of dirt racing and driver development in California for nearly three decades with many top drivers getting their start in the division. The winged machines now have a home facility in the racing-centric community of Bakersfield.

$6000 in posted awards should draw a large contingent of racers from across California. Pit passes will be priced at $20 each night with reserved pit spaces available inside the building while the remaining teams will pit outside. A pre-entry form with more competitor information is available by visiting the Bakersfield Karting Experience Facebook page or at

General admission tickets will be $10 for Friday night and $15 on Saturday night.

For more information, you can visit Bakersfield Karting Experience online at

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