Kern County Raceway Park Set To Hold "Race To Stop Hunger" Event On Saturday
Press Release | Kern County Raceway Park | Photo Credit Ricky Bassman
Kern County Raceway Park, sponsored by Monster Energy, will be racing for the “Race to Stop Hunger” which will benefit the Community Action Partnership of Kern Food Bank. The event will be held Saturday night. Kern County Raceway Park is requesting a donation of two non-perishable food items for CAPK and $5 for a ticket into the stands.
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NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, NASCAR CITGO Lubricants Late Models and Street Stocks will be running the half-mile while NASCAR Mini Stocks will go head to head in a 30 lap race on the quarter-mile. Displays of vintage and modern cars will be provided by the golden Empire Mustangs car club which will be located in the VIP parking area near the front gate. JACK FM will be hosting a live remote broadcast and will be giving away prizes.
The Bakersfield racing community is racing with a heavy heart after the passing of Bakersfield Speedway official Steve O'Neill and a helmet will be passed through the pits and the grandstands to take donations for O'Neill's memorial fund.
The CITGO Late Models fresh off of their spectacular three-wide finish to a 50 lap contest on August 3rd. Points leader David Mayhew scored the narrow win aboard Steve McGowan's MMI Services Chevrolet, to place himself third in the NASCAR California State points standings. Mayhew has had a remarkable season with a perfect 13 top-fives in 13 starts, with eight wins.
Saturday's Twin 35s program could swing the door open for cousins Eric and Brian Richardson, who trail Mayhew in the championship standings. Driving nearly identically prepared Summeripe / Rich Pak Chevrolets, Eric has visited victory lane three times this year with Brian scoring a single win as well.
Gary Elmore and rookie Johnny White round out the top-five in the points, with Josh Horn, Paul Ebersbacher, rookies Ryan McDonald and Greg Szot, and Trevor Schlundt the balance of the top-ten.
Each 35 lap race for the NASCAR CITGO Lubricants Late Models will pay $1000 to win.
The Street Stocks will race for $350 to win on Saturday night in another non-points contest, with 25 laps scheduled. Irwindale standout Rich Delong III of Santa Clarita scored the win in the division's debut on July 20th that saw the top-four cars run in a closely wound pack through the caution-free race.
The Street Stock division will continue to run a sporadic schedule for the remainder of 2013 before becoming a full-time division in 2014.
NASCAR Mini Stock points leader Billy Lay increased his points lead to 20 points after getting his fourth division win last week. Second in points Racin' Vernon had a DNF after a crash and only leads Dylan Baker by 12 points in the battle for second in the standings.
Saturday night's events are just $15 for Adults, $8 for Seniors 65+, Active Military, Children 6-15, and Children 5 and under are free! A Family Pass for two adults and two seniors or children is $40 (Box office only). Reserved stadium seats are $20. Grandstand gates open at 4 p.m. with autographs at 6 p.m. and opening ceremonies at 7 p.m.
Tickets are available online for all Kern County Raceway Park events and can be purchased atwww.kernraceway.com/tickets.htm up until 5 p.m. day of show.
Major marketing partners include Coca Cola, Budweiser, CITGO Lubricants, Monster Energy, Advance Beverage Company, Three-Way Chevrolet, and Whelen Engineering.
For marketing information on Kern County Raceway Park, contact Steven Blakesley of Blakesley Sports Media by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (916) 509-7050.
AUGUST 17 JACK FM NIGHT SCHEDULE
12:30 p.m. Pit gates open
2:00 p.m. Drivers Meeting by tech shack
2:30 p.m. CITGO LM practice
3:00 p.m. Street Stock practice
3:20 p.m. Mini Stock practice
3:40 p.m. CITGO LM practice
4:00 p.m. Box office and grandstand gates open
4:10 p.m. Street Stock practice
4:30 p.m. Mini Stock practice
5:00 p.m. Qualifying
CITGO LM, Street Stock, Mini Stock
6 p.m. On Track Autograph Session
7 p.m. Opening Ceremonies with car cruise from Golden Empire Mustangs
7:20 p.m. Trophy Dashes:
Mini Stock 4 laps, Street Stocks 6 laps, CITGO LM 6 laps
(stop cars on front stretch for introductions)
Mini Stock feature (30 laps, 20 min)
CITGO LM #1 (35 laps, 35 min)
Street Stock feature (25 laps, 20 min)
CITGO LM #2 (35 laps, 35 min)
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