The American Nostalgia Racing Association opens its season on Saturday at Auto Club Famoso Raceway, which also means it’s time to honor the 2017 series champions.

Former Bakersfield Speedway champion Nick Spainhoward opened the IMCA Sports Mod season at Bakersfield Speedway on Saturday night with a victory in the 30-lap feature.

It took three extra weeks, but the Bakersfield Speedway racing season, which was supposed to kick off on March 1, finally got under way on Saturday night.