Perhaps the single greatest thing that attending the March Meet affords you is the opportunity to scoff at a drag racing old timer bragging on the old days about seeing 32-funny cars at old timey races. Why would you do that? Mainly because you are a mean jerk, but also because at the 2014 March Meet there will be more than 40 of the nitro burning bastards there trying to qualify for a 16 car field. This is THE race everyone wants to win in a nostalgia nitro funny car. People are literally towing clear across the country to throw haymakers on the historic strip at Famoso. In terms of “stuff you will see nowhere else” the funny car racing at Bakersfield is just one slice when looking at the March Meet.
We’ll get into who we know will be there and what their chances are of winning next week but if you are still trying to decide whether or not you’ll attend the race in person, just get off your ass and do it. The only guarantee you have in life is today and if the “I’ll go next year” lie is something you have been perpetrating on yourself for years just make it a truth in 2014. Who knows when the madness will slow down with these cars? Who knows when the 40-50 cars becomes 20-30 cars and than 10-20 cars…or less. Don’t think it can happen? Trust us, it can.
We can’t wait to be catching nitro in the face next week. Look through last year’s flopper flotilla (see what we did there) and get your gears turning for 2014….coming next week!