Bakersfield Speedway

5001 N. Chester Ext. Bakersfield CA. 93308


Jeff Thielscher, Racing For Wishes

Email: ktracing@aol.com

Phone: (661) 428-0911


Release prepared by Blakesley Sports Media


BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (August 8, 2017) – For the seventh year, Racing for Wishes will compete at Bakersfield Speedway with dirt track action for a great cause.  September 16th will see $1500 on the line for the IMCA Modifieds and fundraising for the Make-A-Wish Central California.

Pass the helmet, a silent auction, and sponsorships will aide in the fundraising efforts with $2700 raised by Jeff Thielscher and the Racing for Wishes staff last year.  100% of the monies donated go towards granting wishes of children in Kern County.

Auction items include a Savage Axis .30-.06 Springfield with a 22 inch barrel and a variety of gift baskets donated by drivers from each division.  The youngest drivers at Bakersfield Speedway – the Mini Dwarfs – are a large part of the fundraising efforts.  The drivers will go up into the stands to solicit donations and fill their helmets for the cause.

“Bakersfield Speedway and the Schweitzer Family are avid supporters of charities in our community,” Thielscher said.  “Without them Racing For Wishes would not happen.  One of the first partners for Racing for Wishes was Mini Dwarf driver Chloe Jones and we always want to have the Mini Dwarfs involved as well.”

The full lineup of racing on the one-third mile dirt oval will include IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, IMCA Stocks, Mini Stocks, Mini Mods, and Mini Dwarfs.

Safelite AutoGlass is the headline sponsor of the Racing for Wishes VII.  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 and are a great addition to the Racing for Wishes family.

CalSpas is the 2017 presenting sponsor 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. 

Racing for Wishes also thanks Hoven’s Automotive, Tire Man, KGET TV 17, iHeart Media, and Johnny Williamson State Farm Insurance for their support.

Bakersfield Speedway is located at 5001 N. Chester in Bakersfield, CA and is a one-third mile dirt oval.  Adult tickets are just $12 with seniors and military $10, kids 6-12 $5, 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 www.bakersfieldspeedway.com or call the track info line at (661) 393-3373.

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


Jeff Thielscher, Community Relations Shenandoah Speedway

Email: ktracing@aol.com

Phone: (661) 428-0911

                                                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       

                              3rd ANNUAL RACING FOR WISHES 150 AT SHENANDOAH SPEEDWAY

SHENANDOAH, VIRGINIA (June 19, 2017) Some of the best Late Model Drivers in Virginia and the Southeast are expected to race in the “3nd ANNUAL RACING FOR WISHES 150” Late Model Race to held on Saturday September 2nd  at Shenandoah Speedway. The Virginia 3/8ths mile asphalt oval will welcome racers and fans from across the nation. The Legends will also be part of the action. 

The “3rd ANNUAL RACING FOR WISHES 150” will raise money for Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia. Three dollars of every ticket sold will be donated to Make-A-Wish and there will be a pass the helmet during the race to raise more money. 2 years ago they raised enough money to grant the wish of a young girl in the Shenandoah Area to go to Orlando and visit the Florida theme parks. Last year $1500.00 was raised.

Racing For Wishes Director Jeff Thielscher has committed to make the race a $4000 to win event. They are using Shenandoah Speedway Rules.

Notable drivers in past are past NASCAR Late Model National Champion Phillip Morris and Tyler Ankrum.

Timmy “Mini” Tyrrell of Manassas, Virginia who is one of the youngest LMSC drivers in nation will be racing. At 12 years old, “Mini” races for children’s cancer and has been featured on several national television shows. He has won the championship at Shenandoah Speedway in the Late Model Division which made him the youngest late model champion in history.

Pit gates will open at 1 p.m. with grandstands opening at 5 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m. General admission tickets will be $15.00 at the gate. All active military and first responders will be admitted free with ID! Pit passes will be available for $30.00.

The 3nd ANNUAL RACING FOR WISHES 150 is presented by RealFast.TV, Huffman Trailer Sales, Allstar Lodging, AUTODEALZ, Pioneer Bank, and ShenandoahValley.com.

Track address is 301 Precision Rd. Shenandoah, Virginia. 22849


Jeff Thielscher

www.racingforwishes.com  (661) 428-0911