Bakersfield Speedway to hold a memorial for Bailey Schweitzer before Bud Nationals Race

Posted at 9:24 PM, Oct 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-14 15:40:51-04

UPDATE (October 14 12:40 p.m.): A memorail for Bailey schweitzer will be held at the Bakersfield Speedway Saturday


UPDATE (Oct. 13 11:15 p.m.): Bailey Schweitzer was remembered and honored at two events in Bakersfield Friday night.

One was at the Bud Nationals Race at Bakersfield Speedway, the raceway her family owns. There was a moment of silence held in Schweitzer's honor before the race.

Another moment of silence was held at Centennial High School, where Schweitzer graduated from in 2015. Balloons were released in memory of Schweitzer and the other 57 killed in Las Vegas.

Schweitzer will be honored again Saturday night at the Bud Nationals Race. 

The Schweitzer family will celebrate Bailey's life next Wednesday, Oct. 18. 


The Bakersfield Speedway will hold a memorial for Bailey Schweitzer at the Bud Nationals Race on Friday.

Schweitzer, the daughter of the owner of the speedway, was among the 58 people killed in the Las Vegas shooting. 

If you would like to participate, you're asked to wear teal since that was Schweitzer's favorite color.

The memorial will be held before the national anthem. 

The race starts at 5 p.m.