Bakersfield March Meet zooms in this weekend

March 5, 2013 by  

Hot rod lovers unite at the 2013 Bakersfield March Meet which will be held this weekend at Famoso Raceway, 33559 Famoso Rd, McFarland, located just 30 minutes north of Bakersfield.

Returning this year is Saturday Night Nitro, featuring funny cars, altered ones, dragsters, and exhibition vehicles racing the quarter mile.

The Friday night drag racing is open to everyone. Drivers should wear cotton clothing such as blue jeans, closed-toe shoes with the laces secured, a flame retardant shirt, and racing gloves. Nylon clothing is very flammable and should certainly not be worn.

A Snell certified helmet is required if the car will complete the quarter mile within 14 seconds. All cars must also pass an inspection before the race fee is paid. Cars cannot have any leaks and must have a radiator catch can, all lug nuts on wheels, and secure seat belts in place.

Weekend passes and single day tickets for the show go on sale at the gate Tuesday, March 5. Tickets are on sale online now for spectators. Weekend passes are $100 for adults and $40 for children for the full March 7 – 10 experience; $75 for adults for Friday – Sunday; and $55 for Saturday – Sunday. Auto Club members save $2 off of the daily admission price.

Drivers need to make sure there are no loose items in the vehicle. Check online for race schedule and race start times. Nothing says ‘winner’ like banner printing to mark the finish line of a race course.