WHAT THE WHEEL? A FERRIS WHEEL AT THE STRIP?
Wheels we are accustomed to at a drag strip, but a Ferris wheel, this takes drag racing entertainment to a whole new level.
"Not sure if we are the first to have a Ferris Wheel at a drag strip, but we hope so, we like being the first when it comes to thinking outside of the box in entertainment features," said Blake Bowser, General Manager of Auto Club Famoso Raceway.
"It's just one of those little features we want to be part of the experience when people leave the track they think, 'Now that was fun, let's go back next time to see what they will add next."
While a drag race can sometimes provide a carnival experience, Bowser said he's all for bringing back the wheel and isn't opposed to adding a rollercoaster in the future.
"One thing we never need to lose sight of in the future is that we are in the entertainment business, whether it's on the track or in the pits and Midway area," Bowser said. "We are here to experience more than just drag racing. The Good Vibrations Motorsports is about socializing, meeting old friends and having a good time. There's a lot more out here at the March Meet than just drag racing."