2011 Bakersfield March Meet - Mike Stewart & Brad Thompson Rear Engine Dragster Exhibition
Brought to you by http://www.dragstripgirldesigns.com Nostalgia Drag Racing - Mike Stewart driving the Mike's Transmission rear engine dragster against Brad Thompson in the Rain for Rent during exhibition pass on Saturday night of Bakersfield March Meet. New class is to become a summer feature at Famoso Raceway. Bakersfield, California - Nitro
2011 Bakersfield March Meet - Top Fuel Round One Eliminations Nostalgia Drag Racing
Brought to you by http://www.dragstripgirldesigns.com March 19, 2011 - Rick White runs 5.678 254.09 on bye run; Brendan Murry runs 6.14 in defeat to Brett Harris' 5.693 262.08; Jim Murphy runs 5.813 249.03 mile per hour over Terry Cox early shut off 6.55; Brad Thompson's losing 5.91 to Tony Bartone's 5.801 250.09; Howard Haight uses a team best 5.85 in defeating Roger Lechtenberg's 5.94; Mike McLennan runs a 5.963 in defeating Bill Dunlap's quicker 5.958; Rick McGee singles to a 5.98 when opponent Larry Gotelli bangs the Supercharger on the burnout; Denver Schutz singles to an easy 8.47 during first round of nostalgia top fuel eliminations of 2011 Bakersfield March Meet. Nostalgia Drag Racing, Nitro Top Fuel Dragster
2011 Bakersfield March Meet - Nitro Funny Car Rd 1 Eliminations Nostalgia Drag Racing
Brought to you by http://www.dragstripgirldesigns.com March 19, 2011 - Ron Capps kicks off nitro funny car eliminations with an engine explosion that sends the Blue Max Ford Mustang body off and away in a winning 7.79 over Dennis Swearingen's 6.11 in the Nitro Cowboy '69 Chevy Camaro; Mike Savage wins in the Candies and Hughes '70 Barracuda entry with a 5.94 over Peter Gallen's 6.23 in his Poverty Stricken '74 Chevy Vega; Tim Boychuck wins easily in his '77 Pontiac Firebird with a 5.86 over Dwayne Patton's shut off 14 second pass; Jason Rupert drives the Mert Littlefield '69 Chevrolet Camaro to a first round win on a single when opponent John Hale is shut off after firing in his '69 Camaro; Kris Krabill drove Gary Turner's Pedaler '78 Plymouth Arrow to a winning 5.97 over Dennis LaCharite's 5.99; Mike Halstead drove the Bomb Squad '73 Plymouth Duster to a winning 6.14 over Mark Hentges' shut off 16.76 in Bucky Austin's '78 Plymouth Arrow; Mark Sanders pedaled his Mr. Explosion 1970 Nova to a coasting 9.28 win light over Tim Nemeth who shut off; Jeff Arend drove Dale Pulde's War Eagle '77 Pontiac Firebird to a winning 5.899 over Rian Konno's 6.62 in the Kanzanjian, Lemmon, Konno '71 Ford Mustang - all during first round of nostalgia funny car eliminations of 2011 Bakersfield March Meet. Nostalgia Drag Racing, Nitro Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Cars, Auto Club Famoso Raceway
2011 Bakersfield March Meet - Top Fuel Round Two Eliminations Nostalgia Drag Racing
Brought to you by http://www.dragstripgirldesigns.com March 26, 2011 Just six teams returned for final eliminations on the second weekend of the Bakersfield March Meet. Rick White soloed to low e.t. of the event with a 5.65 when opponent Mike McLennan did not return; Jim Murphy dispatched Rick McGee with a 5.76 to McGee's 5.85; Brett Harris drove the Nitro Thunder entry to a round win over Howard Haight and the Mr. Boston team, 5.76 to 5.96; and Denver Schutz took an easy single to close out the session during second round of nostalgia top fuel eliminations of 2011 Bakersfield March Meet. Nostalgia Drag Racing, Nitro Top Fuel Dragster, Auto Club Famoso Raceway
2011 Bakersfield March Meet Tony Noto Grumpy's Toy Crash
Real bummer this car crashed. Tony Noto in his 1974 Grumpy's Toy Vega Pro Stock replica. This was hands down my favorite car at the March Meet. My dad had a Popular Hot Rodding centerfold of this car in my room when I was a kid. Let's hope Tony will rebuild...I want to see more Nostalgia Pro Stock cars like this one with the vintage wheels and dry hops (something you don't see anymore).
I hope everyone likes my little Diamond P replay tribute.
ANRA 2011 Season Opener 2
More footage from the ANRA 2011 Season Opener...
Vivid ground pounding drag racing action up close and loud! Burnouts...wheelstands...red lights...it's all here! Camera rattling drag racing action from iconic Famoso Raceway, situated in California's Great Central Valley, the very Heartland of America!
Many thanks to: Nick and Melissa for their outstanding camera work. And to Jake for running a flawless live stream on the World Wide Web.
Famoso Bakersfield March Meet 2010 Nostalgia Drag Racing
2010 March Meet drag racing at Auto Club Famoso race track. The view is from the new Quarter Mile Club area. This is a potpouri of the action. My wife loves Dragsters so this was a great treat for her. Cheers to the competitors!
Rain For Rent 2010
A blast from the past at the 2010 March Meets @ Famoso Raceway near Bakersfield CA. This was a Sunday afternoon test pass from a reproduction of the Warren & Coburn Rain For Rent dragster. Apparently, the 2011 nostalgia drag racing season may include rear engine top fuel dragsters in addition to the front engine slingshot dragsters.
2011 March Meet Warm Up
Alex Barrett, pilot of the AVI Wraps/Clean Boost Oil Rocketeer Nostalgia Funny Car warms up the Rocketeer after a long off season.
2011 Bakersfield March Meet Nostalgia Top Fuel Session 1
Session 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojf51VCb4Ko
Rick White (5.66 #1 Qualifier) vs Brad Thompson
Roger Lechtenberg vs Denver Schutz
Mike McLennan vs Tony Bartone
Jim Murphy vs Brett Harris
Rick McGee vs Bill Dunlap
Howard Haight vs Terry Cox
Adam Sorokin vs Brendan Murry
Larry Gotelli Jr (single)