Thanks to the management of Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, California and our great sponsors, BangShift will return to The Patch in just a couple of weeks to live broadcast the 2014 Bakersfield March Meet. The broadcast will begin on Thursday March 6th and run through Sunday March 9th. That’s four days of non-stop action from one of the most historic drag strips in the world. The word on the street is that there will be nearly FIFTY nitro funny cars at the race, along with a bunch of fuel altereds, top fuel dragsters, and the hundreds of awesome sportsman racers who tow from all over the country for a shot at drag racing immortality with a race win at Bakersfield. We’ll have full details next week when we start running the first of many Pre-Race announcements, predictions, and more for the 56th running of the March Meet at Autoclub Famoso Raceway.
For 2014, there will be a slight change in our broadcast. Select areas around Famoso Raceway will be blacked out from viewing the live video. If you live in the valley, within two hours of Famoso, you may not be able to watch the broadcast. That shouldn’t affect any of you, unless you are a complete leaker, because any of you that close should be there with us anyway! We’re going to provide you with more information on that front next week. As we have said during EVERY ONE of our broadcasts from any track we have ever done them from across the country, if you are within a couple hours ride, you NEED to be at the track! Plus, who the heck would want to sit at home if they were only an hour or two away from one of the largest nitro funny car fields in modern drag racing history? We thought so….no one.
Another change for 2014 will be the addition of Darr Hawthorne and Donnie Couch providing pit and top end interviews for the broadcast. This aspect of the program is sponsored by Good Vibrations Motorsports and we had such great success with it at the California Hot Rod Reunion we’re totally pumped about bringing it back for the March Meet. Donnie and Darr will kick some ass in the pits and also catch drivers as their exit their cars during qualifying and eliminations at the top end. Chad will be on the scaffolding and I’ll be the roving reporter and photographer on the wall and in the pits. We’re going to jam so much great stuff your head will spin!
We’ve had a million people asking if we’d be LIVE from Bakersfield this year and the answer is a resounding YES! Stay tuned right here for more updates and information about the broadcast, what start times will be each day, who we’re expecting to be there, and all of the other great information you’ve come to expect from us for this amazing event. Grab a plane ticket or some beer and chips because we’ll probably be live for more than 50 hours over the course of the four days of this historic event.
Thanks again to the Bowser Family, and all the AutoClub Famoso track management, for allowing us to once again bring this race to the masses. And thanks to our awesome live broadcast sponsors that make all of this happen. SAVE THIS LINK AS IT’LL BE WHERE YOU’LL CLICK TO SEE THE SHOW STARTING MARCH 6TH!