Above: Jesse Adams is at the wheel of the “Machine Gun Keli” car which is running in 7.0 Pro. It formerly ran with CIFCA (California Independent Funny Car Association).

Left: Another strong March Meet veteran is Bakersfield resident Jeff Crider competing in Nostalgia Eliminator 1 while his teenage daughter, Jewel, competes in the Hot Rod Eliminator.  Jeff is paying tribute to Hometown Heroes, the late James Warren and Roger Coburn, “The Ridge Route Terrors”.

A/FX-er Paul Johnson does a burnout in his big block Chevy-powered Falcon with backing from the mythical Famoso Speed Shop.

Thursday begins Sportsman Qualifying and some nitro testing, with an estimated 17 Top Fuel and 30 Funny Cars qualifying in their first round on Friday.