West Coast Late Models Invade Bakersfield this Saturday Night!

by Stephanie Odom on April 27, 2011

Watsonville's Clay Daly at USA Racweay in February. (Photo by Steve Curtis of RaceImages.Net)

The West Coast Shootout Late Model Series is set to return to action this Saturday night, April 30th, at Bakersfield Speedway. Also on the scorecard will be Mini Stocks, California Lightning Sprints and the Youth Racing Series.

The West Coast Shootout opened their season in February at Tucson, Arizona’s USA Raceway for the Copper on Dirt battling against the competitive Total Seal Late Model Series. California was represented well bringing home five out of six podium finishes during the two nights of racing.

“I am excited that the series will begin here in California,” stated series promoter Chris Kearns,”The talent that runs within the West Coast Shootout produced great racing in Arizona against a tough field, I expect the same here.”

Bakersfield Speedway and the West Coast Shootout have come together offering a great deal for the traveling race teams. All drivers from out of state who attend this weekend’s race will have their entry fee waved courtesy of the West Coast Shootout and will also receive two free pit passes from Bakersfield Speedway.

Drivers who enter this weekend’s competition will also be one step closer to winning a $40,000 all aluminum Pro Power Late Model Engine. Drivers must attend ten out of eleven events scheduled below to be eligible for the drawing. With the first race already in the books, drivers can use it as their “throw away” race and are still eligible for the end of the season drawing.

Chris Kearns Presents and the West Coast Late Model Shootout would like to thank Hoosier Tires, Pro Power Racing Engines, DFT Transportation, RoadRunner Fabrication, Dart Machinery, Manley, CP/Carillo, Isky Racing Cams, Five Star Grafix and Matt Mussell Designs for their support for the 2011 season.

For more information visit the West Coast Shootout on the web at or For information on this weekend’s event and Bakersfield Speedway visit

Racing is set to begin at 6:00 PM with gates opening at 4:30 PM. Adult tickets are $15 with kids 6-12 at just $5. Pit gates will open at 2:00 PM.

Pro Power Engine Eligibility Races:

April 16th- Santa Maria Speedway – Weekly Show

April 30th- Bakersfield Speedway (West Coast Shootout)

May 14th- Santa Maria Speedway (Weekly Show)

May 28th/29th- Santa Maria Speedway (West Coast Shootout)

June 11th- Calistoga Speedway – (West Coast Shootout)

June 25th- Santa Maria Speedway – (Weekly)

July 23rd- Santa Maria Speedway – (Weekly)

August 20th- Santa Maria Speedway – (Weekly)

September 4th- Santa Maria Speedway – (Weekly)

September 17th- Petaluma Speedway – (West Coast Shootout)

September 24th- Santa Maria Speedway – (Weekly)

The drawing will be held on the final night with all eligible driver’s names written on a poker chip that will be placed in a can. The name drawn will walk away with the all aluminum Pro Power Super Late Model Engine.

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