THE OCTOBER CLASSIC RETURNSadmin
BAKERSFIELD, CA — The legendary “October Classic” returns. For 29 years the “October Classic” was the biggest short track event in west coast racing as it closed out the annual racing season at Mesa Marin Raceway. The event was legendary for the size of the fields, the drivers and fans who traveled from around the nation to be part of the event, and for the legendary parties that took place after the racing was over.
This October, the legend continues October 27th and 28th as Kern County Raceway presents the Bulwark FR “October Classic” featuring the top two series in the western U.S., the SPEARS (SRL) Southwest Tour Series and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series.
The tunnel gates of Kern County Raceway will swing open on Friday afternoon October 26th, as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series teams will enter the pit area for evening practice sessions as they prepare for Saturday night’s championship finale NASCAR K&N Pro Series “NAPA AUTO PARTS 175 presented by The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame”.
On Saturday morning the infield pit area will be filled to capacity, when the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series teams join the NASCAR K&N Pro Series teams. The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will have three practice sessions as they prepare for single car qualifying that evening to set the field for Sunday afternoon’s “Bulwark FR 175 presented by Coleman Powersports”.
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series teams will have a full day on Saturday, including two practice sessions, group qualifying and the headlining event on Saturday night, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series “NAPA AUTO PARTS 175 presented by The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame”. The 2018 NASCAR K&N Pro Series Champion will be crowned at the conclusion of the 175-lap event.
Then on Sunday, the day will begin with a pancake breakfast for all, and the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series teams will be set for 175 laps of competition that will include at least two pit stops in route to the finish of the longest championship points event of the year. The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will be joined on Sunday by the NASCAR Super Stocks, first race at 1pm.
Bring your RV and enjoy free camping on the raceway grounds. Wear your vintage “October Classic” t-shirts and get $5-dollar beers all weekend.
The legendary “October Classic” returns October 27th, and 28th, to Kern County Raceway featuring the NASCAR K&N Pro Series “NAPA AUTO PARTS 175 presented by The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame” and the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series “Bulwark FR 175 presented by Coleman Powersports.”
For tickets and information go to www.kernraceway.com, or call 661-835-1264.
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