Irwindale Dragstrip to reopen this week
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
NuWay Industries and Race Training USA Inc. have announced the reopening of the eighth-mile NHRA-sanctioned, street-legal drag racing facility in Irwindale, Calif.
The first Thursday night event at Irwindale Dragstrip is set for April 26. Gates will open at 4 p.m., and the first test 'n' tune session will launch at 5 p.m. and run until 10 p.m. Full concession services will be in operation.
The Irwindale track is a street-legal facility with strict rules and regulations, but it's also a place for people to blow off a little steam and to have some fun with their cars and motorcycles under controlled conditions in front of a crowd of enthusiastic fans. Each car is given a full inspection before being allowed to run, and NHRA personal safety equipment requirements are rigidly enforced.
“We are extremely excited to have the Irwindale Dragstrip reopen and applaud this group for all their efforts,” said NHRA Pacific Division Director Mike Rice. “The facility is so important to the sport of drag racing here in Southern California, and we’ll continue to work with them to ensure their success.”
Racers pay $20 to put the pedal to the metal, spectators pay $10 to cheer them on, and the pits are open to all.
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