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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Pounds Scores Opening Night Of Indoor Kart Nationals

Brad Pounds, Tate Sanders and Eric Humphries on the Open Outlaw podium

Release prepared by Blakesley Sports Media

BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (January 20, 2018) – The opening night of the inaugural Bakersfield Indoor Kart Nationals at Bakersfield Karting Experience saw IMCA Modified champion Brad Pounds take the $400 Open Outlaw Kart victory. The 1/10th mile dirt oval also hosted three divisions of Mini Dwarf competition and Beginner Box Stocks during the busy night.

Pounds used a daring outside pass to take the lead, then assumed the lead after Tyler Seavey relinquished it in a scuffle with lapped traffic.

26 Open Outlaw Karts were in action with six heat races and twin 14 lap B Mains setting the 12 kart lineup for the feature. Redding’s Brandon Williams started on the pole and led early before he spun and Bakersfield’s Tate Sanders, in his career Outlaw Kart debut, took over the lead. Sanders also won his heat race earlier in a strong debut performance.

Pounds reeled in Sanders and drove up to the cushion for a slingshot run down the backstretch to the take the lead, much to the approval of the strong crowd on hand. The Bakersfield IMCA Modified champion was passed a few laps later by Seavey, who started seventh after winning the first B Main.

Seavey looked poised to drive away with the victory but was halted when Kailyn Lopez spun in front of him in turn two for a caution. Seavey stopped and had to restart at the rear of the field.

Pounds held off Sanders and Chowchilla’s Eric Humphries over a sprint to the finish for the victory. All three have their eyes set on Saturday’s action which will pay $1000 to win.

Nine Beginner Box Stocks staged an entertaining 20 lap race. Four year old Bentley Nelson led the all green flag affair until he spun on lap 19 to surrender the lead and force a caution. Bakersfield’s Spencer Vasquez took over the lead and fended off a tough challenge from Chowchilla’s Kenzie Brown to get the hometown win. Khloe Cotton charged through the field to finish third.

Jett Yantis continued his sterling run at BKE in Sr. Mini Dwarf races, taking another victory for the 2017 Bakersfield Speedway Jr. Mini Dwarf champion. Yantis held off Trenton Eurto early in the event. A late caution brought the field together and allowed Kennedy Cotton to nab second from Eurto near the finish. Jr. Mini Dwarf saw double-duty racer Khloe Cotton use what she learned in the Beginner Box main to hound race leader Bryson Martin. Martin would not be deterred, however, as he went on the for the 20 lap main event win. Blake Watson and Emma McKellar were the top-two in the Jr. Jr. class as well.

Saturday’s activities for the Indoor Kart Nationals include a $200 to win Clone kart feature and Box Stocks. Open Outlaw Karts will race for $1000 to win for nationals feature. Saturday’s show will be an afternoon show with drivers meeting at 1 pm.

General admission tickets will be $15 on Saturday. The full complex is open including the restaurant, arcade games, golf simulator, rental kart racing, RC car racing, live music, and so much more. Event is being presented by 51FIFTY Energy Drink, H&S Body Works, Kern Asphalt, and American Fabrication.

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

Monday, January 8, 2018

Yantis Among Mini Dwarf Winners At BKE



Release prepared by Blakesley Sports Media

BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (January 8, 2018) – Three more drivers added victories at Bakersfield Karting Experience during its busy 2017-18 Winter Series. Friday night’s action for the Mini Dwarfs had three different classes competing indoors on the 1/0th mile dirt oval, with Jett Yantis scoring victory in the Sr. Mini Dwarf 20-lap feature.

Jr. Mini Dwarfs and a new entry-level Jr. Jr. division also competed on Friday night. Bakersfield Karting Experience is the world’s first public indoor dirt karting oval, with rentals of karts open to the public seven days a week. The state-of-the-art facility opened up to racing competition for the fall and winter with Friday night racing for Mini Dwarfs, Outlaw Karts, and flat karts.

Nine Sr. Mini Dwarfs took the green flag with Yantis jumping out to an early lead. Trenton Eurto tried to reel in Yantis in lapped traffic but could not close in enough for an attempt at a pass. Brodey Graham had an intense battle with Tyler Blankenship for third with Graham grabbing the position in the end. Yantis’ victory was his second consecutive in the venue to go with his 2017 Bakersfield Speedway championship.

Bryson Martin had a similarly dominant performance in the Jr. Mini Dwarfs, pulling away after a mid-race restart for the victory. The Jr. Jr. class saw young lady driver Emma McKellar top the BKE podium for a popular win!

Bakersfield Karting Experience has a busy January in store. This Friday night will be an Open Flat Kart event while Saturday night will feature another Supercross viewing party! Both events will have the full complex open including Smokey’s Pub & Grill, arcade games, golf simulator, rental kart racing, RC car racing, and so much more.

Anticipation is growing for the inaugural Bakersfield Indoor Kart Nationals January 19-20. Open Outlaw Karts will race for $400 to win Friday night and $1000 Saturday night with over 30 competitors expected. Jr. and Sr. Mini Dwarfs and Beginner Box Stocks will run Friday the 19th while Saturday the 20th will have a $200 to win Clone kart feature and Box Stocks. Each night will have complete racing including eight lap heat races and 25 lap features. Entry and rules information can be found on the Indoor Kart Nationals Facebook event page.

$6000 in posted awards should draw a large contingent of racers from across California. Early entries include drivers such as Bakersfield Speedway IMCA Modified champion Brad Pounds, drivers from Northern California such as Brandon Williams, and kart veteran Dale Cheeseman. 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 is available at http://www.norcalmedia.com/assets/BKE2018Nationalsentryform.pdf

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 www.BakersfieldKE.com

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