| Auto Club Famoso Raceway Location
|MSL: Approximately 635' 194m (estimated)
Location: 33559 Famoso Rd.
Lat/Long: 35.5966219 - 119.1276042 (estimated)
Track Length: 1/4 mile
Run Off Length: 1/4 mile
Parking Area: A whole bunch
Pit Area: 60 + acre
|@ Track Services
Tech inspection is available at most race days and test & tune days. Make sure you completely fill out your tech card. You will be given your car when you enter the gates.
Race fuel is available at the rack from M&M Fuels. M&M carries VP Racing brand of race fuels and they are open every event.
Fuel will make the car go, but dont forget about the man. Famoso has an excellent concessions stand with all the fast/junk food you need to keep going. I'll have a menu up ASAP
You came all the way to the famous historical Famoso Raceway. Why not take a piece of it home with you? The souvenir stand has everything, from t-shirts, jackets, hats, posters, & key chains to just about anything else you can dream of. All of it top quality stuff. The one thing you don't want to skimp on is what people take home to remember you by.
Famoso Raceway is blessed with vast amounts of parking area inside the gates and bunches more outside of 'em.
Camping is available during most events at no charge. There are no hook-up at the track, but there is plenty of space, and Famoso is famous for some of the parties that go on after the racing stops! Please note that some events charge for over-night camping so check the fine print.
|Bakersfield Area Airports
| The Bakersfield area is serviced by several airports the major one being Meadows field (BFL) available on the Los Angeles sectional chart. Famoso Raceway is also fortunate to have a airport right next to the drag strip know as L73 Poso Kern County Airport. Poso is within easy walking distance of the racetrack. Below is the hard to find information on the airstrip. Please note that there is NO service available at the Poso airstrip, so make sure you fly in w/ enuf fuel to get you to Minter Field (MIT) in Shafter or Meadows field.
| L73 Poso Kern County Airport
|L73 - POSO-KERN COUNTY AIRPORT
AIRPORT INFORMATION AS PUBLISHED ON 21 FEBRUARY 2002
Lat/Long: 35-35-47.839N / 119-07-39.375W (35.5966219 / -119.1276042)(estimated)
Elevation: 635 ft. / 194 m (estimated)
Variation: 15E (1985)
From city: 4 miles E of FAMOSO, CA
Facility use: Open to the public
Sectional chart: LOS ANGELES
Control tower: no
ARTCC: LOS ANGELES CENTER
FSS: RANCHO MURIETA FLIGHT SERVICE STATION [1-800-WX-BRIEF]
NOTAMs facility: RIU (NOTAM-D service available)
Pattern altitude: 800 ft. AGL / 1435 ft. MSL
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no
WX ASOS at BFL (10 nm S): PHONE 661-393-3766
WX AWOS-3 at DLO (10 nm NW): 119.55 (661-721-2668)
Nearby radio navigation aids
VOR radial/distance VOR name Freq Var
------------------- -------------------- ------ ---
EHFr334/6.9 SHAFTER VORTAC 115.40 14E
TTEr179/19.7 TULE VOR/DME 109.20 16E
Fuel available: NONE
Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE
Dimensions: 3000 x 60 ft. / 914 x 18 m
Surface: asphalt, in fair condition
Weight limitations: Single wheel: 6000 lbs
RUNWAY 16/ RUNWAY 34
Traffic pattern: left
Markings condition: fair
Elevation: 635.0 ft.
Runway end identifier lights: no
Centerline lights: no
DISPLACED THRESHOLD: yes
DT distance: 210 ft.
Touchdown point: no
OBSTRUCTIONS: TREES ON R16
Height: 20 ft.
Slope to clear: 16:1
Distance from threshold: 525 ft.
Distance from centerline: 0 ft. both sides
Additional obstruction remarks:
APCH RATIO 36:1 TO +4 FT FENCE 10 FT FM L TO 125 FT R.
END OF PAVEMENT 125 FT L TO 125 FT R.
Inspected by: State of California aeronautical personnel
Last inspection: 06 August 1997
Federal agreements: - Surplus property agreement under Regulation 16-WAA
Airport Operational Statistics
Aircraft operations: average 83/month
100% transient general aviation
- AREAS OF OPEN APRON ROUGH AND DETERIORATING.
- POSO PAINTED ON RWY.
- CROP DUSTING OPNS PROHIBITED EXCP BY PPR AMGR 805-393-7990.
- ARPT CLSD TO NIGHT OPNS.
- RDO-CTL MODEL ACFT BLO 800 FT AGL INVOF ARPT.
Services or Facilities at this Airport;