Looking to get out this weekend? For car and competition lovers, Auto Club Famoso Raceway might be the place to be, as the 28th Annual Hot Rod Reunion hits full bore. Here’s what you need to know:
Where: Auto Club Famoso Raceway at 33559 Famoso Road in McFarland.
When: Things got rolling Friday and continue Saturday and Sunday. Gates open each day at 8 a.m. Nostalgia Top Fuel races are expected to take place around 1 p.m. and Funny Cars take the track around 4:30 p.m. On Sunday, eliminations begin at 9 a.m. with nitro eliminations taking place at 11 a.m.
What else? There is quarter-mile nostalgia drag racing, a large vendor area and the renowned cacklefest, where restored and re-created dragsters from the 1950s and 1960s are push-started to life in front of the grandstands at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Cost: Tickets are $25 apiece. Children 12 and under get in for free.
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Jerry Jenkins, of Ripon, gets some lift on his A-FX car during opening day at the 28th Annual Hot Rod Reunion at Auto Club Famoso. Races continue Saturday and Sunday, with gates opening at 8 a.m. each day.
Bobby Cottrell, of Whittier, ripped his 1969 Camaro down the track in 5.635 seconds on Friday during opening day at the 28th Annual Hot Rod Reunion. Cottrell was traveling 259.6 mph.
Dan Horan, of Sylman, let it fly Friday at the 28th Annual Hot Rod Reunion at Auto Club Famoso. Horan got down the track in 5.738 seconds, traveling at 257.92 mph.
Ryan Hodgeson races his 1969 Camaro during Friday's opening day of the 28th Annual Hot Rod Reunion. The 2019 event, being held at Auto Club Famoso, will continue Saturday and Sunday. Gates open both days at 8 a.m.
The grandstand was picked early Friday at the 28th Annual Hot Rod Reunion at Auto Club Famoso.
Kris Krabill, of Kent, Wash., fuels his funny car leading up to the 28th Annual Hot Rod Reunion at Auto Club Famoso on Saturday. The three-day event is known to bring in considerable racing talent from far and wide.
Derrick Moreira, of Huntington Beach, takes the track at the 28th Annual Hot Rod Reunion at Auto Club Famoso.
Mike Molea, of Grants Pass, Ore., rides in style during Friday's Hot Rod Reunion at Auto Club Famoso.
Steve Faller, of Lake Havasu, races his 1932 Bantam on Friday. The 28th Annual Hot Rod Reunion will continue rolling on Saturday and Sunday at Auto Club Famoso Raceway.
Adam Sorokin of La Crescnetia crossed the finish line in 6.31 seconds while traveling 165.23 mph in top fuel competition.
Dan Horan, of Sylman, races in the top fuel competition on Friday at Auto Club Famoso.
Rick White, of San Diego, races in top fuel competition during the 28th Annual Hot Rod Reunion at Auto Club Famoso.
Rafael Quiroga, of Santa Ynez, races his 1957 Bel Air during A-Gas competition.
Cory Lee settles into his 1979 Dodge prior to racing funny cars.
Justin Taylor, of Albany, Ore., works on his 1973 Mustang funny car.