Saturday, August 21, 2010

ANRA Summer Nationals at Famoso Raceway

Today we headed out to Famoso Raceway, about 20 miles north of Bakersfield, to check out the American Nostalgia Racing Associations Summer Nationals. Today was qualifying and we got to see the full field running through their paces.

Nostalgia classes are the order of the day at the ANRA Summer Nationals

While most of the cars represented cars that could still be running at National Opens in Australia, there were also some HAMBster class cars running. The meeting also included a concession to modern race brackets in the form of Junior Dragster and Junior Comp racing. The J/D's are much the same as we see at home, but the Junior Comp cars were something new to me. These are a little larger than a normal J/D and are fitted with a 4 cylinder motorbike engine and 6 speed gearbox, while still running over the eighth mile, the resulting car being limited by class rules to a 6.90 second ET.

A Junior Comp car at Famoso Raceway

Tomorrow is race day, and we're planning on getting there nice and early, as unlike most meetings at the Perth Motorplex, Famoso's race day starts at 8am and finishes at 5pm. If you're in the area, it's an event well worth checking out.

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