BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (August 14, 2018) – For the eighth year, Racing for Wishes will compete at Bakersfield Speedway with dirt track action for a great cause.  On September 15th, race fans will be treated to a $1000 to win American Stocks feature and $250 to win each Mini Dwarf main event.  Racing for Wishes raises funds for Make-A-Wish children who are battling serious medical conditions.

“Pass the helmet”, a silent auction, and sponsorship support aides in the fundraising efforts with 100% of the monies donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Make-A-Wish Central California grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.  Last year, 30 Kern County kids were granted their one true wish and the foundation is expected to increase that number next year.

Bakersfield Speedway and the Schwietzer Family are avid supporter of charities in our community.  They started Racing for Wishes in 2010 to offer their support.

In addition to the strong first place prizes, the American Stock event will also offer $500 for second and $250 for third as well.  Mini Dwarfs in both the Jr. and Sr. divisions will see $100 for second and $50 for third.  Western RaceSaver Sprints, Mod Lites, and Mini Mods will also be in action.

Racing for Wishes VIII has major support from Cal Spas and Safelite Auto Glass.  Holder’s Air Conditioning, California Aeronautical University, Hoven’s Automotive, Tire Man, 4 Wheel Parts, State Farm, KT Racing, and RealFast.TV are also presenting the event.

CalSpas and has been a long time supporter of racing on the West Coast.  CalSpas previously was a supporter of motorcycle racing at the famed Mesa Marin Raceway and has supported many stock car drivers from the region as well.

Safelite increased its racing involvement in 2016 as a sponsor of a NASCAR Truck Series entry and are branching out into the grassroots of the sport.  They offer windshield repair and replacement services.

Bakersfield Speedway is located at 5001 N. Chester in Bakersfield, CA and is a one-third mile dirt oval.  Adult tickets are just $15 with seniors and military $13, kids 6-12 $8, and kids 5 and under are FREE.  Grandstands open at 4 p.m. with racing beginning at 6 p.m.  Parking is free as well.

For more information, you can visit Bakersfield Speedway online at or call the track info line at (661) 393-3373.

For more information on Racing for Wishes, visit  Sponsorship and media inquiries can be directed to Jeff Thielscher at (661) 428-0911

About Steven Blakesley

Steven Blakesley is a motorsports announcer and public relations specialist with more than 15 years of experience. His biggest pet peeve is race fans who only enjoy one form of racing over all others.

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