Bakersfield, California – Event Preview

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The Flowmaster NMCA WEST season opens with a three-day event at Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif. The Inaugural Lucas Oil NMCA WEST Street Car Nationals will run April 5-7, 2013. Racers from across the West will converge on the legendary drag strip in hopes of taking home a coveted Wally trophy, named for NHRA founder Wally Parks. Competitors in 11 classes, including the six-second 240 mph Garrett Turbo Pro Street cars, will chase points toward a year-end prize and the title of World Champion.

Opened in the 1950s, Famoso Raceway is the home of the famed March Meet. NMCA WEST participants will be racing down the same quarter-mile as drag racing luminaries like “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, Connie Kalitta, Tom “Mongoose” McEwen and Don “The Snake” Prudhomme.

NMCA WEST racers will continue the four-race series May 16-19 in Pomona, Calif., at the world famous Auto Club Raceway at Pomona where race fans can see the only racing action at the facility outside of NHRA’s two national events. Next, the series heads to Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Sept. 6-8, before coming back to hi the strip at Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif., Oct. 25-27, for the NMCA WEST World Finals.

Want To Race Your Car? It's Easy to Do!
Auto Club Famoso Raceway has one of the best racing surfaces in the country and you have the opportunity to show off your skills in the driver's seat on the track in one of the NMCA WEST's various classes designed to satisfy the entry-level racer. The TREMEC True Street class has always been a racer favorite, with awards given out to the racers closest to each second increment, along with the overall quickest car and the runner-up, after their 30-mile cruise and three dragstrip passes are complete. In addition, entry-level racers fit into various classes including Mustang Madness, Open Comp, Nostalgia Street Car, Quick Street and Super Quick, so take a look at the rules and make your plans to come out and race with some of the best muscle car racers in the country. NMCA WEST also runs the track's bracket classes…so if you're a bracket racer please make this a "must race" event. For rules information visit, pick a class, make sure your car fits the rules and you have the proper safety gear, and come race with NMCA WEST!

How to Race True Street Click Here!

True Street Class Purses & Rules Click Here!

Race for an NHRA Wally!
NMCA WEST is proud to present an NHRA Wally to each class winner at this event (points classes only) NMCA WEST and NHRA Unleashed have come together to present the best in street car drag racing and it's brought to you courtesy of Aerospace Components. Have you ever wanted to display a Wally on your mantle? Come out and race with NMCA in classes from mild to wild... from index to heads-up! Got Wally? Get yours at this event by racing with NMCA WEST!

Huge Manufacturers' Midway & Swap Meet Looking to buy parts for your car or truck? Want a chance to meet face-to-face with experts from your favorite performance companies? This NMCA WEST event will feature an awesome manufacturers' midway where you can find great deals on the performance parts you need for your muscle car or hot rod. If you're looking for that hard to find part or a great bargain, be sure to check out the swap meet.

Jet Car Shooting for 300+ mph! Get ready to be blown away by the Jet Car ripping down the 1320! Be one of the first to witness the Jet Car make a blazing 300+mph pass.

World Famous Burnout Contest! The World Famous Burnout Contest is always the crowd favorite! Sign up to participate for a chance to win prizes and bragging rights, or sit back and cheer as contestants smoke their tires.