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March Meet Full with 500 Racers
Five hundred drivers will be taking part in the inaugural NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series event which takes place at the 50th Anniversary March Meet, March 7-9 at Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, California.
Race fans will be treated to a field of 30 nostalgic funny cars and 25 nostalgic top fuelers over the course of the three day meeting. To put that into perspective, in the UK a 10 car top fuel field would be impressive, but there are more than double that in the Hot Rod Heritage Series, and then there are all of those funny cars to factor in too. It’s certainly shaping up to be an event not to be missed.
“The response from racers and race fans has been astounding,” said Blake Bowser, vice president and general manager of the Kern County Racing Association, operators of Auto Club Famoso and producers of the March Meet. “Everybody wants to be a part of the March Meet because it always delivers excitement and great memories – this year we’ll celebrate 50 years of them.”
Now celebrating 50 years of racing, the March Meet is ‘the jewel of Nostalgia Racing.’ It attracts drag racers and spectators from around the world and also includes a hot rod car show, swap meet and vendors.
Tickets: Super 3-Day Passes are now on sale at www.famosoraceway.com for $75. Individual day tickets for the event will go on sale Mar.3, but will only be available at the track. Ticket prices are $25 for Fri., Mar. 7; $30 for Sat., Mar. 8; and $30 for Sun., Mar. 9.
The Grand Marshals this year are drag racing legends Don “the Snake” Prudhomme and Tom “the Mongoose” McEwen - shown above and below.