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Battle of The Bowties

Sun 12/16/2018



Battle of The Bowties

This event has been canceled

Dec 15th Red List Series is still a go BUT, for Dec 16th Battle of the Bowties due to conflicting plans for many of our participants, low car count, and attendance for Battle of the Bowties Dec 16th, we will be moving it to March 24th. All who have bought tickets for Battle of the Bowties will be FULLY REFUNDED and if youd like to come to Saturdays Red List Series instead just head to our website to get tickets for that event instead. We apologize for the inconvenience; when we moved the event due to rain it caused too many schedule problems for many who were planning to come so in the best interest of the overall event we decided to move it to 2019. Please DM us if you have any questions, refunds will be happening asap and you should receive it in 2-8 business days depending on your bank. DEC 15th RED LIST SERIES IS STILL A FULL GO AND WILL BE A GREAT DAY OF RACING!

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GM Bodied Vehicles Only. Drag Racing.Car Show.Cash Prizes.Trophies

Event Details

GM Bodied Cars & Trucks ONLY
Race and Car/Truck Show!!
This will be our 2nd Annual 2018 Battle of the Bowties. This event was created with the intention of bringing together all of the wonderful GM bodied vehicles in the US for a fun day of racing and car show.

The Red List Group brings you the Battle of the Bowties which will be a race and car/truck show that will take place at Famoso Raceway on Dec 2nd, 2018. The event hosts anyone vs anyone Drag Racing where all racers battle for trophies, cash prizes for racers and a car/truck show for all the sick rides out here! The event expects many fans, racers, and showtrucks/showcars from all around the US to attend and be part of an epic day!

The event draws racers and showcars/showtrucks from all over the US competing for prize money and trophies. The racing event brings you side by side racing action from just about every type of GM bodied vehicle from the 1950s-Present day cars and trucks. Showcars and trucks will be battling it out for who has the best appeal and look on their rides in the Trophy Show! Battle of the Bowties will be the proving grounds to take your place as one of the most revered racers and show vehicles in the GM world. Reputations will be tested, egos will be burned, friendships will be made, and vehicle model rivalries will begin!

Spectators from all over are welcomed to come witness this event! Bring your friends and family for a fun day at the track. Make sure those cell phones and cameras have enough battery to photograph and record all of the epic races of the day because well be posting the fan submitted favorite races of the day afterwards for millions of people around the world to view! #theredlistgroup #battleofthebowties #BOBT

What: 1/4 mile Drag Racing Competition and Car/Truck Show!
When: Dec 16th, 2018, Gates open at 7:00 AM.
Mandatory drivers meeting at 9:30 AM.
Where: Famoso Raceway. 33559 Famoso Rd, McFarland, CA (2 hrs north LA, 2.5 hrs south of Bay area)

Deep in Southern California, GM rides have begun taking over the street and track scene up and down the west coast. These cars terrorized the streets and tracks throughout the West without a central proving ground to showcase their talents to the world, until now. Welcome to The Battle of the Bowties.

Weekend Activities
For racing, NHRA rules and regulations as far is vehicle and personal safety equipment will be in effect in respect to certain ETs (i.e. Snell Approved helmets, Cages, Fire suits, Fire jackets, etc). We highly recommend fire suits and fire jackets, as well as other safety devices such as a HANSs device and fire extinguisher for all even if its not needed for your particular ET bracket. Show cars will be lined up on a first come first serve bases. Come early to grab your spot quick next to all the action!

The address of Famoso Raceway is 33559 Famoso Rd, McFarland, CA

7:00 AM Gates opens
7:00 AM-12:00 PM Tech inspection for racers
7:00 AM-3:00 PM Driver registration
9:30 AM MANDATORY Drivers meeting
9:57 AM National Anthem
9:59 AM Drivers, start your engines!!
10:00 AM Drag Racing starts
12:00 PM Judging begins for Car/Truck "Trophy Show"
3:00 PM Judging ends for Car/Truck "Trophy Show"
5:00 PM Drag Racing ends
5:30 PM Racing Trophy Ceremony, Car/Truck "Trophy Show" Award Ceremony

ONLINE Pricing (register and pay online, gate prices are more expensive)
GENERAL SPECTATOR ADMISSION (only allowed in pits and spectator stands)
Adult (12 or older).............. $12
Kids 1-11................ $7

PIT PASS/MEDIA PERSONNEL ADMISSION (allowed in staging lanes, starting line, pits, etc)
Adult (18 or older).............. $25

Car/Truck "Trophy Show" (allowed in staging lanes, starting line, pits, etc)
Adult (16 or older).............. $35 (See information way below)

Car/Truck Show(Not competing for Trophies) (allowed in staging lanes, starting line, pits, etc)
Adult (16 or older).............. $25 (See information way below)

Heads-Up/Grudge Match Entry Fee.............$100 Entry Fee

VIP RACER PASS......................$50
(Gives you better chance to win the Grand Prize, For racers only, 30 Spots Available, front line pit area and Express lane pass for staging lanes to avoid long lines)

MERCHANDISE VENDOR...................$250
(Vendors can have 10x10 or 10x20 tents for their booth. Vendors may have up to 2 show car/truck display vehicles as part of their booth )

FOOD VENDOR......................$500
(Must have valid Kern County Health & Food permits prior to event and printed off)

General Spectator Parking..........................Free
General Pit Area Parking (for racers)......................Free

Drag Racing info
For those that entered the Drag Racing Competition, this is the racers day to shine and their chance to go home with cash prizes, and trophies!

Drag Racing Prizes
-Quickest ET $250 & Trophy
-Quickest 50's $200 & Trophy
-Quickest 60's $200 & Trophy
-Quickest 70's $200 & Trophy
-Quickest 80's $200 & Trophy
-Quickest 90's $200 & Trophy
-Quickest '00's $200 & Trophy
-Quickest 2010+ $200 & Trophy
-Quickest V6 $200 & Trophy
-Quickest Stick Shift $200 & Trophy
-Quickest Female $200 & Trophy
-Quickest Truck $200 & Trophy
-Best Launch(60') $200 & Trophy
-Most Runs $150 & Trophy
-2nd Most Runs $75 & Trophy
-3rd Most Runs $50 & Trophy
-Closest to 9.0 $150 & Trophy
-Closest to 10.0 $125 & Trophy
-Closest to 11.0 $100 & Trophy
-Closest to 12.0 $75 & Trophy
-Closest to 13.0 $50 & Trophy
-Closest to 14.0 $25 & Trophy
-Closest to 15.0 $25 & Trophy
-Quickest Reaction Time $25 & Trophy

Drag Racing rules/regs
General Safety: All vehicles and drivers with their personal safety gear must conform to the most up to date version of the NHRA rules for specific mile times the vehicles the driver is driving on the track with. Please review the most up to date version of the NHRA Rulebook online for information.
Body: Must be GM bodied, Any year vehicle is allowed. Lightweight components are limited to hood, front fenders, decklid, trunks/hatches, sunroofs, wings, ground effects, roof, quarter panels and bumpers only. One-piece front ends are not permitted.
Engine: Any motor is allowed from any manufacturer. No limit on power adders
Chassis: No full tubular framed vehicles allowed to compete for prize money but may make exhibition passes. Back halved vehicles allowed. Notching of chassis for clearance is permitted. Aftermarket K members are permitted.
Suspension: Coil-overs allowed. Aftermarket front control arms, rear control arms, and sub-frame connectors are permitted. Aftermarket struts and shocks are permitted. Wheelie bars are prohibited on any car wanting to compete for prize money.
Lights: Headlights and brake lights are required (one headlight may be removed for induction).
Windows: Windshields must be OEM glass (Rear/Side windows only may be made of lexan).
Interior: Dashboard is required. Passenger seat(s) and other interior panels may be removed. Aftermarket seats, gauges, and interior are permitted.
Exhaust: Exhaust may exit anywhere.
Electronics: Two-steps, data loggers, aftermarket ECUs, and engine management systems are allowed. No Bracket/Index racing electronics allowed...NONE
Driveline: Aftermarket axles, ring and pinions, final drive, spools, and differentials are permitted. Other OEM or aftermarket center sections and rear-ends may be replaced only if is a direct bolt in. IRS suspension cars may convert to straight axle only if it is a direct bolt in.
Transmission: Manual or Auto transmissions are permitted. Any style automatic transmission is permitted. Trans-brakes are permitted. Manual transmissions are permitted to use aftermarket stock-style clutch assisted transmissions. Sequential transmissions are permitted. Aftermarket bell housings are permitted.
Clutch: Any amount of discs can be used (any type of disk material is permitted). Clutch must be manually operated by drivers foot if car has manual transmission.
Shifter: Shifter must be H-pattern to be considered 5 or 6 speed manual. Strain gauges are permitted. Air shifters are allowed.
Fuel: No limitations on fuel
Fuel System: All fuel pumps are permitted. Aftermarket fuel cells are permitted, and may be mounted anywhere. Also, must conform to the most up to date version of the NHRA rules for specific mile times the vehicles run. Please review the most up to date version of the NHRA Rulebook online for information.
Oiling System: Dry sump oil system or external oil pumps are only permitted on naturally aspirated cars, or if car was OEM equipped with a dry sump and car is using complete OEM oiling system.
Tires: Drag slicks, Drag Radials, and Street tires are allowed. No size restriction any more.
Cages: Must conform to the most up to date version of the NHRA rules for specific mile times the vehicles run. Please review the most up to date version of the NHRA Rulebook online for information.

Car/Truck "Trophy show" info

-Best in Show
-Best 50's
-Best 60's
-Best 70's
-Best 80's
-Best 90s
-Best 00's
-Best 2010+
-Runner Up for Best 50's
-Runner Up for Best 60's
-Runner Up for Best 70's
-Runner Up for Best 80's
-Runner Up for Best 90s
-Runner Up for Best 00's
-Runner Up for Best 2010+
-Best Paint
-Best Wrap
-Best Engine Bay
-Lowest Ride

Scoring based on the following:
-EXTERIOR BODY (How clean?, Cool Mods?, Paint job on point? )
-ENGINE BAY (How clean?, Cool Mods?, Paint job on point? )
-STANCE (How clean and fit is the Alignment and ride height for the theme?)
-WHEELS (How Clean?, Relative Size to theme of vehicle?)
-INTERIOR (How Clean?, Proper Gauge set up?, Audio/Video Systems?)

Refund Policy
There will be only credits but no refunds due to our NO REFUND policy. Broken vehicles, family emergencies, job issues, financial mishaps, missed flights, illness, flat tires, WEATHER, catastrophe or any other failures to participate due to unforeseen or foreseen circumstance will not result in refund. A credit may be given on case by case basis only if its requested 48hrs in advance or more. No credit will be given if not requested 48 hrs in advance from the start of the event. To receive credit, contact

Normal Pit area/VIP Pit area/Spectator Parking
RVs, trailers, and vehicles will not be allowed onto Famoso Raceway grounds until the day of the event. Once on the track property you may pit anywhere you would like outside of the VIP Pit Area and Sponsor area which will be marked off. Spectators are reminded that they may not park in pit area unless they have integral pieces of equipment that are needed to prep race cars.

Conduct on track premise
Pick up your own trash
Do not mock opponents
No fighting
No burnouts or donuts in pit area
No animals in the staging lanes or on track
No kids unaccompanied without adult under age 12 in staging lanes or on track
No alcohol
5 mph speed limit in pit area and staging lanes
If you do not have proper wrist band credentials(aka not crew, racers, or part of the show), you are only allowed in pit area and spectator stands
No drugs
Just plain and simple, behave yourself at all times

As an attendee of this event, violations to our rules and regulations, but not limited to, may result in being kicked out and banned from the event without refunds.

Let's have some fun
Thank you everyone who will be attending this event to race, support, watch, and have fun! In all of the hype and excitement, many rivalries will begin and friendships will be made. Make the most of the event, but keep your eye on the prize. Are you ready to battle Americas best Bowties?

The Red List Group