Monday, January 7, 2019

Kern County Raceway Set For Big 2019 Season

Via KCRP Media

Bakersfield, CA – Kern County Raceway Park is proud to announce its schedule of events for 2019. Kern County Raceway Park is a state-of-the-art multi-use facility located at the intersection of Interstate 5 and Highway 43 west of Bakersfield. Completed by the late Charlie Beard in 2013, the 120-acre venue includes Kern County Raceway, a high-banked paved half-mile oval, a third mile clay oval known as the Dirt Track at KCRP, and KCRP MX, a four-acre motocross facility.

The 2019 schedule will have a total of 28 events combined, between the Kern County Raceway paved high-banked half-mile and the third mile clay oval of the Dirt Track at KCRP, featuring 27 different divisions of competition. Additional events at KCRP in 2019 include; the MuscleKingz Car Show and Concert on April 13th, the All-Star Monster Truck Tour on May 18th and 19th, and the grand re-opening of KCRP MX.

2019 will kick off in a big way on February 1st and 2nd with the “Richest Short Track Race in the Nation”, the Fifth Annual Winter Showdown, featuring the top drivers from around the country competing for nearly $200,000 in prize money. Past winners of the Winter Showdown include; Georgia’s Bubba Pollard, Bakersfield’s Derek Thorn and last year’s winner, Kyle Busch.

This year’s Winter Showdown will feature three divisions of competition, including Super Late Models, the Spears Manufacturing Modified Series presented by Lucas Oil and NASCAR Super Stocks.

The weekend of March 15th and 16th will be first double header of the year, with racing at both the Dirt Track and Kern County Raceway. Friday night March 15th will be the first dirt track race of 2019, featuring 360 Non-wing Sprint Cars, Western Midgets and Bakersfield Hard Tops.

On Saturday, March 16th, Kern County Raceway will open its gates to start the 2019 NASCAR Championship Season, with a record 8 divisions. Race divisions at Kern County Raceway will run numerous types of race formats in 2019, including; twin main event nights, the ‘Old School’ trophy dash-heat race-main event format, and segment races.

The race season will take a summer break during the months of July and August, then return strong when for the first time in KCRP history, on September 7th, race fans will experience racing on the paved half-mile and the Dirt Track on the same night for one admission price. On September 14th the 2019 champions will be crowned at NASCAR Championship Night. Three weeks later, the “KWS NARC 410 Sprint Car Series” will make their second appearance of the year at the Dirt Track. Then it’s the 30th annual “October Classic” featuring the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series, on October 26th.

The final event of 2019 will be the two-day George ‘Ziggy’ Snider Classic, featuring top open wheel drivers on both the dirt and pavement in one big weekend of competition at Kern County Raceway Park, November 9th and 10th.

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