Auto Club Famoso Raceway


The Famoso Raceway dragstrip is located north of Bakersfield, California, and is known historically as the home to the annual March Meet, also known as the U.S. Fuel and Gas Championships. The strip, located on Famoso Road between Highway 99 and Highway 65 east of the Highway 99 and Highway 46 interchange, was originally built in World War II as an auxiliary training base for the nearby Army Air Corps training base at Shafter’s Minter Field. After World War II, the Army abandoned the field. It was in the 1950’s that an aspiring group of drag racing pioneers from the Bakersfield area, the Bakersfield Smokers, purchased the strip and made the necessary adjustments to allow for drag racing. The Famoso Raceway hosted the first ever March Meet in 1959 and it helped establish the fledgling National Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA) legitimacy.

Auto Club Famoso Raceway
33559 Famoso Rd.
McFarland CA. 93250
autoclubfamosoraceway@gmail.com

Phone: 661-399-2210
Website: aaafamosoraceway.com
Facebook: facebook.com/Auto.Club.Famoso.Raceway

Auto Club Famoso Raceway’s 2020 Schedule 

February 
23 – Team Famoso Summit Bracket Race 2 & Open Test N Tune
28 –Early Bird March Meet Parking & Open Test N Tune
29 – Early Bird March Meet Parking & Open Test N Tune

March 
01 – Early Bird March Meet Parking & Open Test N Tune
05 – The Good Vibrations Motorsports March Meet presented by Lucas Oil
06 – The Good Vibrations Motorsports March Meet presented by Lucas Oil
07 – The Good Vibrations Motorsports March Meet presented by Lucas Oil
08 – The Good Vibrations Motorsports March Meet presented by Lucas Oil
21 – WCHRA 
22 – WCHRA
28 – The Experience presented by Hondata

April 
19 – The Red List Group
25 – ANRA Nostalgia Drags 
26 – ANRA Nostalgia Drags 

May 
01 – American Tri-Five Association’s Western Invasion, Presented by Danchuk
02 – American Tri-Five Association’s Western Invasion, Presented by Danchuk
09 – Saturday Night Street Tuner presented by The Auto Club of Southern California
30 – Saturday Night Street Tuner presented by The Auto Club of Southern California

June 
06 – ANRA Nostalgia Drags
07 – ANRA Nostalgia Drags 
13 – Team Famoso Summit Bracket Race 3 & Open Test N Tune 
14 – Team Famoso Summit Bracket Race 4 & Open Test N Tune
20 – Saturday Night Street Tuner presented by The Auto Club of Southern California

July – closed

August 
15 – The Red List Series
22 – ANRA Nostalgia Drags
23 – ANRA Nostalgia Drags
29 – Saturday Night Street Tuner presented by The Auto Club of Southern California

September
12 – Team Famoso Summit Bracket Race 5 & Open Test N Tune 
13 – Team Famoso Summit Bracket Race 6 & Open Test N Tune
19 – Saturday Night Street Tuner presented by The Auto Club of Southern California
20 – Import Face Off
26 – Team Famoso Summit Bracket Race 7 & Open Test N Tune
27 – Team Famoso Summit Bracket Race 8 & Open Test N Tune

October 
01 – Summit ET Finals
02 – Summit ET Finals
03 – Summit ET Finals 
04 – Summit ET Finals
10 – ANRA Nostalgia Drags 
11 – ANRA Nostalgia Drags
17 – West Coast Hot Rod & Open Test & Tune
18 – West Coast Hot Rod & Open Test & Tune 
23 – California Hot Rod Reunion
24 – California Hot Rod Reunion 
25 – California Hot Rod Reunion 

November
07 – ANRA Nostalgia Drags 
08 – ANRA Nostalgia Drags

December
05 – The Red List Series 

 

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