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Bakersfield Speedway

Bakersfield Speedway is a 1/3 mile high-banked clay oval located near Oildale, California.

New: 1997-01-05  Last Updated: 2005-04-13

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Elevation: 670 feet Latitude: 35.451074 Longitude: -119.029119 Time zone: PST/PDT (-0800/-0700)

Historical Note

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.


Allan 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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5001 North Chester Avenue Extension
Bakersfield, CA 93308

Bakersfield Speedway
P.O. Box 82184
Bakersfield, CA 93380-2184

(661)393-7085 (fax)

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