Logan Mitchell Prevails for First Wmr Win at Bakersfield

For the second consecutive Western Midget Racing event, a first-time winner emerged in victory lane on Saturday night. 2023 series runner-up Logan Mitchell of Santa Cruz prevailed at Bakersfield Speedway after a 20-lap contest on the one-third mile dirt track.

“This means a lot. We’ve been through a lot the last three years to get to this point,” Mitchell said. “I was on his butt. I was like ‘can’t be patient anymore. Got to go!’ He slipped up a little bit, I drove it in hard, and never looked back.”

Adam and David Teves shared the front row for the feature event, while heat race winners Bryant Bell of Oakley and Anthony Bruno of San Jose shared the third row.

Adam Teves in the No. 6s paced the opening 11 circuits of competition with Mitchell in close pursuit. Mitchell found an opening on the backstretch, sneaking past to lead lap 12 in car No. 96x.

2023 champion Bell moved past Teves as well to finish second. Teves was third at the checkered flag followed by Lodi’s Nate Wait and Moorpark’s Todd Hawse.

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RESULTS: Bakersfield Speedway April 20, 2024

A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 96X-Logan Mitchell[3]; 2. 09-Bryant Bell[5]; 3. 6S-Adam Teves[1]; 4. 35W-Nate Wait[7]; 5. 18-Todd Hawse[6]; 6. 5S-David Teves[2]; 7. 15-Adam Weisberg[9]; 8. 20-Kyle Hawse[8]; 9. 68-Marvin Mitchell[11]; 10. 9-Anthony Bruno[4]; 11. 54-Terry Nichols[10]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 09-Bryant Bell[1]; 2. 96X-Logan Mitchell[3]; 3. 6S-Adam Teves[2]; 4. 35W-Nate Wait[5]; 5. 15-Adam Weisberg[4]; 6. 68-Marvin Mitchell[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 9-Anthony Bruno[1]; 2. 5S-David Teves[2]; 3. 18-Todd Hawse[4]; 4. 20-Kyle Hawse[3]; 5. 54-Terry Nichols[5]

2024 WMR Schedule – Subject to Change

March 16 Ventura Raceway – WINNER: Anthony Bruno

March 29 Ocean Speedway – RAIN OUT

March 30 Marysville Raceway – RAIN OUT

April 20 Bakersfield Speedway – WINNER: Logan Mitchell

May 4 Ventura Raceway

May 17 Ocean Speedway

May 18 Petaluma Speedway

June 7 Ocean Speedway

June 8 Petaluma Speedway

June 22 Ventura Raceway

July 12 Ocean Speedway Howard Kaeding Classic

July 13 Ocean Speedway Howard Kaeding Classic

July 26 Ocean Speedway

July 27 Antioch Speedway

August 9 Ocean Speedway Johnny Key Classic

August 10 Ocean Speedway Johnny Key Classic

September 21 Bakersfield Speedway

October 25 Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway October Classic

October 26 Ventura Raceway

WMR PR