Bakersfield Speedway is a 1/3 mile high-banked clay oval located near Oildale, California.
New: 1997-01-05 Last Updated: 2005-04-13
The track opened as a 1/4 mile dirt oval on May 5th, 1946. It ran in 1946, 1948, and from 1950 to November 1958. The track ran as a 1/4 mile paved oval in 1947, 1949, and from May 30th, 1959 through 1979. It reverted to a 1/4 mile dirt oval in 1980, running until 1991. A 1/4 mile dirt figure 8 course ran in the 1980s. The 1/3 mile dirt oval debuted in March of 1992.
The track has also operated as Oildale Speedway, Oil Bowl Speedway, Bakersfield Speedbowl, Bakersfield Thunderbowl and Hawks Brothers Speedway.
|Alan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 125. Order from National Speedway Directory|
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