• Famoso Raceway - California Private Drag Strip Rental - 11/20/2010

      Ladies and gentlemen, It is this time of year again.... I have reserved Famoso Raceway (1/4 mile drag strip) on November 20th for our exclusive use. We will have both lanes available to us as well as full use of the entire facility including the barbecue grills I am announcing the event earlier than usual this time to give enough time to people who are currently working on their car(s) or have on-going projects to wrap up their projects and bring their cars to the track for live testing and maybe even fine tuning. In the past, every time I organized one of these events I ended-up losing $300 to $600 out of pocket, which was okay until last year.... last time I ended-up paying $2400 out of pocket mostly in last minute cancellations. Lesson learned, so this time we're doing it by the book

      PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
      - Price per car is $250 payable through PayPal. You must select "Personal" when transferring the money.... otherwise, the cost is $260 per car.
      - All payments must be submitted on or before November 14th.... Sorry NO EXCEPTIONS.
      - There will be NO PAYMENTS ACCEPTED AT THE TRACK for racing. The only payment collected at the track will be spectator fee. Sorry NO EXCEPTIONS.
      - Spectator fee is $10 per person and will be collected at the gates upon admission by track officials.
      - To cancel your spot and receive full refund, you must cancel (at least) 5 days before the event date. Otherwise, no refund will be issued.
      - Send payment to the following PayPal account:




      - With each payment, please include the following information:
      • Full name (as it appears on your driver's license)
      • Make/Model/Color of the car you will be using.
      • Telephone number & E-mail Address (in case of last minute updates)
      Now for the fun part....
      In November, Famoso usually sees very good DA: -200 ft to +600 ft (I know it's not as good as east coast tracks, but it is very decent for California). In a private rental, the track is usually well prepped and each of us will be able to get as many runs as we can/want with almost NO WAITING time at all. This would be a good opportunity to practice/perfect launches, shift times, try out different mods, fine tune each car, and most importantly hang out with a great group of car enthusiasts who share the same passion.
      SPECIAL BONUS
      There will be at least THREE TUNERS at the event. So whoever wants to fine tune their vehicle under real-world driving conditions, this will be your chance. Custom dyno tuning is great but you just can't beat custom track tuning especially on a good day :-D
      Track Address:
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      Auto Club Famoso Raceway
      33559 Famoso Rd.
      McFarland CA. 93250
      Here are a few memories from our past events, enjoy....

      GTR VS THE WORLD















      This article was originally published in forum thread: ***** Famoso Raceway - Private Track Rental - 11/20/2010 ***** started by Exeenom View original post
      Comments 69 Comments
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alpinedevil335 Click here to enlarge
        is Dec 4th the official re-schedule date?
        Seems that is what they are running with right now.
      1. Exeenom's Avatar
        Exeenom -
        !!!! IMPORTANT UPDATE !!!!
        - EVENT MOVED TO DECEMBER 4th -
        I'm sorry to bring you guys bad news.... Click here to enlarge I just got confirmation from the track that all of their sources do confirm rain this weekend on both days Saturday and Sunday. And although the rain will be intermittent, it makes no sense for us to go out there and take a risk. So the event is now officially moved to Saturday, December 4th.
        If you can't make it, please PM me. We will re-open the sign-up sheet again until November 27th.
        The good news is that in December, Famoso literally sees the BEST DA OF THE YEAR. See you guys there Click here to enlarge


        EDIT: Sticky, can you please change the date in the thread title to read 12/04/2010 instead of 11/20/2010
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        I sure can, 12/4 is my Birthday by the way everyone...
      1. Exeenom's Avatar
        Exeenom -
        Happy birthday bro.... does that mean you won't be able to make it or are you still coming? I think there are two other guys with birthday 12/4 who are coming to the event Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Exeenom Click here to enlarge
        Happy birthday bro.... does that mean you won't be able to make it or are you still coming? I think there are two other guys with birthday 12/4 who are coming to the event Click here to enlarge
        I'll probably be there Click here to enlarge
      1. Exeenom's Avatar
        Exeenom -
        I wish we were racing today.... Click here to enlarge the weather at the track looks like this:

        High Temps: 47 F
        Density Altitude: -380 ft
        Humidity: 28%
        Percipitation: 0% (Sunny all day)
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        ^ Beautiful...
      1. Exeenom's Avatar
        Exeenom -
        Okay fellas, I talked to track management today and we've got some good news..... they say that so far their equipment indicates that there won't be any rain at the track until Sunday. They will probably make a final call tomorrow night, but as of right now, things are looking pretty good Click here to enlarge

        Also, here are some of the predictions from the major weather sites:

        Weather.com

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        Weather Underground

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        Accu Weather

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        Will keep you guys updated as much as I can Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Thanks Mo, so far so good.
      1. alpinedevil335's Avatar
        alpinedevil335 -
        Looking good
      1. CBR335's Avatar
        CBR335 -
        I can't wait! I hope someone brings along a cylinder of nitrous and a pump. Sticky, are you going to make it?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by CBR335 Click here to enlarge
        Sticky, are you going to make it?
        I don't know, it's on my birthday and I will be a little sad that my car isn't running but the benefit would be I could record and take pics for everyone.
      1. Ocbimmer's Avatar
        Ocbimmer -
        I'll bring a sony HD handycam and my Gopro HD motorsport, which I'm willing to lend to anybody who wants to shoot his car when I'm not running. Just bring your own SD card.
      1. alpinedevil335's Avatar
        alpinedevil335 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Ocbimmer Click here to enlarge
        I'll bring a sony HD handycam and my Gopro HD motorsport, which I'm willing to lend to anybody who wants to shoot his car when I'm not running. Just bring your own SD card.
        I'll take you up on that.
      1. Ocbimmer's Avatar
        Ocbimmer -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alpinedevil335 Click here to enlarge
        I'll take you up on that.
        sure. what time will the track open?
      1. alpinedevil335's Avatar
        alpinedevil335 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Ocbimmer Click here to enlarge
        sure. what time will the track open?
        +1 on what time this will start
      1. Exeenom's Avatar
        Exeenom -
        Gates will open at 8:00 am and racing starts at 9 and ends at 5 pm
      1. encinitas's Avatar
        encinitas -
        How are my friends doing out there today? Updates??
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        I didn't end up going but would love to hear updates!
      1. encinitas's Avatar
        encinitas -
        Just heard low 12's Click here to enlarge everyone