New raceway in central Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Start your engines! It's time to race! It has the feel of an outdoor race track, but it's all indoors.

This track is not only unique to Bakersfield, it's the first of its kind in America. It's the old Costco off Buck Owens Boulevard right by the Bakersfield sign. If you look closely you can still see the logo in the stucco.
But now, it's transformed into an indoor race track.

Ricky Childress is a well-known rider in Bakersfield. He comes into this track almost every day during his lunch break. This time, he came in first place for his 41st race.

The track is a tenth of a mile, down from a third of a mile on a professional track. But this loop is not just for the life-long racers. Nicholas Sylvester is one of the owners. He left his job in the oil industry to turn his passion of racing into a career.

When the checkered flag flies, the race comes to an end, but Childress says that's when the fun begins.


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