Bakersfield, start your engines!

19 Apr

Bakersfield has a reputation for being a boring hole in the wall, but this down has many hidden treasures as well as claims for fame!

Bakersfield has history in different areas but I’d like to focus on the towns racing community. Bakersfield is full of motorsports fan, and is home to some great NASCAR drivers such as Kevin Harvick and Kasey Mears. Finally this little “hole in the wall” will once again have a paved raceway, the Kern County Raceway.

551352_532799283429423_324333519_n May 4, 2013 attendees of Bakersfield’s Kern raceway will have a lot to take in. The newly constructed track has plenty of features for the fans to enjoy.  The tracks construction team has been working hard for over a year now to prepare a track to be proud of.

The track has just over 4,000 seats, all with a good view of the track so fans are sure to enjoy all of the action. According to the tracks website, the seating has the capability to expand to 15,000 seats for major events.

Along with general seating, they have built also built an up-scale VIP section of suites available to those who want prime seating and a more private environment. The suits are enclosed with glass viewing windows, and have the capacity for 500 people.

During the building of the track, the road leading into the facility has been named Raceway Boulevard. This new road leads into the parking area, which offers acres of parking for guests’ convenience.

The infield of the track is 125,000 square feet in diameter and has potential for many events such as concerts, motorcycle racing and many more.

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2 Responses to “Bakersfield, start your engines!”

  1. MultimediaJen April 25, 2013 at 6:55 pm #

    I’m so excited about the opening of the raceway, not because I’m a huge racing fan, but because I’m a fan of Bakersfield’s culture – and racing is definitely a part of our culture.

  2. sarahvillicana May 26, 2013 at 8:10 pm #

    I love cars. There was even an art exhibit at CSUB called “Roadshow,” which was all about California car culture. See a post I wrote about it at this link: https://playingbakersfield.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/1334/.

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