The action-packed weekend provides drag racing fans with nostalgia quarter-mile nitro racing and a full display of California hot rod culture. The event also serves as the final race of the 2017 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Drag Racing Series season. Racers in Nostalgia Top Fuel and Funny Car will be vying for a win at one of the most unique tracks in the country.
During the course of the busy weekend those who helped further the sport of drag racing will be honored at the venue. Grand Marshal Rick Stewart, who is a Bakersfield native, will be feted for his decade’s long involvement with NHRA.