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Stage Set for Goodguys K & N Filters 43rd March Meet Central California's oldest and most beloved drag racing event, the Goodguys K & N Filters March Meet, will storm Bakersfield's Famoso Raceway March 8, 9 & 10. The 43rd edition of the March...

Stage Set for Goodguys K & N Filters 43rd March Meet

Central California's oldest and most beloved drag racing event, the Goodguys K & N Filters March Meet, will storm Bakersfield's Famoso Raceway March 8, 9 & 10. The 43rd edition of the March Meet kicks off the 2002 Goodguys "Triple Crown" Vintage Drag Racing Series which also features stops at Sears Point Raceway, April 20 & 21, before returning to Famoso Raceway for the season ending Fuel & Gas Finals November 1, 2 & 3.

Visalia, California drag racing legend Shirley Shahan, known to fans nationwide as the "Drag-On-Lady" will serve as the event's Grand Marshal. Shahan, a multi-time 1960's era winner of NHRA National events in the Stock Eliminator class will be on hand throughout the weekend, reminiscing with friends and fans and will be introduced to the crowd prior to eliminations Sunday, March 10th.

Competition will be held in 12 racing classes including the popular Front Engined Top Fuel division which feature's a 16-car eliminator field. Over 30 Top Fuel entries are expected to attend the event. Hundreds of racing entries and over 1,000 1972 and earlier rods, customs & classics, as well as manufacturer's exhibits and a swap meet guarantee a fun-filled and exciting weekend.

Other special aevent attractions include the Gasser Magazine "Gasser Legends" booth which will feature legendary 60's A/GAS stars "Big John" Mazmanian, K.S. Pittman, Bob "Bones" Balogh and Jr. Thompson. Throughout the weekend Goodguys will present the SBF Extreme Motorcycle Stunt Team who will perform death-defying stunts on their street motorcycles.

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