BCRA Midgets Entering New Era With POWRi Racing

Chad Nichols (17) drives by Jesse Love to win in BCRA Midget Series action at Stockton 99 Speedway last year. (Matt Sublett photo)

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – A busy offseason for the Bay Cities Racing Ass’n has seen the storied organization join forces with Performance Open Wheel Racing Inc. to create the POWRi BCRA Lucas Oil Midget Series.

For the first time ever, a POWRi-sanctioned race will take place in California on Saturday night at The Dirt Track at Kern County.

The event kicks off a fresh season of midget action for the POWRi BCRA Lucas Oil Midget Series, marking the first of 21 races across the state of California, mixed between dirt and pavement facilities.

This weekend’s event will take place on the upstart Dirt Track at Kern County, located at Kern County Raceway Park just off the backstretch of the state-of-the-art pavement facility.

Building off of a season that saw Jesse Love win the overall championship, Chad Nichols win the pavement title and Maria Cofer win the dirt title, a new crop of drivers is expected to be on hand to set their sights at the first ever POWRi BCRA Lucas Oil Midget Series title.

Saturday night, cars are expected to be on the track for hot laps at 6 p.m., with time trials slated for 6:30 p.m., and racing action expected to go green at 7:45 p.m.