Goodguys/VRA Transfers Ownership of March Meet
Pleasanton, CA, 11/22/06 - The Goodguys Vintage Drag Racing Association will no longer stage nostalgia drag race events at Famoso Raceway. The Goodguys/VRA and the new lease holders of Famoso Raceway reached an agreement in which Famoso Raceway will now conduct the event. Blake and Charles Bowser will buy all of Goodguys' rights and interests in the March Meet and will stage the March Meet themselves.
The March Meet, left for dead in the late 1980's and early 1990s, was resurrected by the Goodguys/VRA and enjoyed a tremendous resurgence in recent years. "We built the March Meet into the world's largest nostalgia drag racing event and we're proud of that" said Goodguys President Gary Meadors. "It was our biggie -- the one event that meant everything to the Goodguys/VRA and the competitors. We are confident however; the ownership of Famoso Raceway will take good care of the March Meet. The vintage drag racing teams who brought so much excitement to Goodguys and the fans will still be able to race at the March Meet for many years to come. We can't thank the racers enough for their professionalism and support over the years."
Goodguys/VRA will not promote any vintage drag races in the Western US region in 2007 but will continue to stage vintage drag races at the Hot Rod Nationals at Indianapolis Raceway Park as well as Friday Night Drags at Seattle and Columbus.