BAKERSFIELD, California February 15, 2016 – Auto Club Famoso Raceway is ready to welcome Racers and Fans from all around the World for the 2016 Good Vibrations Motorsports March Meet. Despite a major fire in January that saw the loss of the old tower, VIP suite, and storage area, Auto Club Famoso Raceway has made the necessary repairs and is looking forward to a great event.
“Thanks to the support of race tracks and fans around the world, we were able to make the needed repairs and we are looking forward to this year’s March Meet and getting back to racing.” Said Blake Bowser, VP and GM of the Kern County Racing Association.
This year the NHRA celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Funny Car Class. The Good Vibrations Motorsports March Meet kicks off the first race for the nitro fueled dragsters and funny cars of the NHRA Heritage Series. In addition to the nitro dragsters, funny cars, and altereds, over 450 competitors, in 14 other categories, make the Good Vibrations March Meet is one of the largest drag racing events in the World.
While Quarter-mile Nitro drag racing is the nexus that the Good Vibrations Motorsports March Meet is built around, it isn’t the only thing to do during the race weekend. Vendor row continues to grow each year with a diverse selection of merchandise. From designer handbags and clothing for the ladies to model cars, toys, and clothing for the kids. Auto enthusiasts can take in the latest offerings from the various manufactures represented at the event.
If new parts are not your thing, the Swap Meet area is the ultimate shopping ground for the car fan and gear head. Hundreds of Swap Meet vendors flood the grounds with just about anything automotive related. From rare hard to find parts to custom one offs, the Swap Meet if full of great deals and surprises.
The 4 day drag racing extravaganza brings racers from all all around the World to compete for the title of Good Vibrations Motorsports March Meet Champion. The event kicks off Thursday March 3rd. Gates open at 7am each day. Thursday night (March 3rd) the “Official” kickoff party will take place at The Original Roadhouse Grill & Chuys parking lot located at 8490 Rosedale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93312.
March Meet tickets can be ordered online at www.autoclubfamosoraceway.com.
Walk up tickets for the event will go on sale March 3, 2016 at the track. Single day ticket prices are $30 for Thurs., Mar. 3; $35 for Fri., Mar. 4; $35 for Sat., Mar. 5; and $35 for Sun., Mar. 6. Tickets for children ages 6-12 are $10 each day and kids 5 and under get in free when accompanied by an adult with paid admission. Auto Club members show your card and save on tickets purchased at the gate.
Other prices include, camping: $125 for the event; VIP parking: $50 (good for the entire event); and VIP four-day Quarter Mile Courtyard seating: adults $165, children $105 (space is limited).
Fans can connect with Auto Club Famoso Raceway by following them on Facebook; http://www.facebook.com/Auto.Club.Famoso.Raceway
The Kern County Racing Association operates Auto Club Famoso Raceway (just north of Bakersfield, Calif.) and promotes a full schedule of races year round, including the world famous March Meet, which is recognized as the Mecca of nostalgia drag racing. For more details, visit www.autoclubfamosoraceway.com.
Marc Gewertz/NHRA/ACFR Photo Credit