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:

It’s been a while since The Californian has covered racing and yes, I have heard about it in phone calls, on social media and in some direct messages.

Day 2 of the March Meet came and went on Friday, with action set to get revved up going into the weekend. Saturday's races get underway with qualifying at 8:15 a.m., followed by Funny Car and Top Fuel qualifying at noon. Sunday's races get going with 9 a.m. eliminations, followed by opening …

Former Bakersfield resident Ryan Reed, who won two Daytona 300s in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, will compete in the Fifth Annual SRL Winter Showdown on Feb. 1-2 at Kern County Raceway.

The season started with Kyle Busch winning one of the richest short track races in the nation, ended with the fastest cars to circle the paved half-mile — winged sprints — and saw Bakersfield native Kevin Harvick compete there for the first time.