Irwindale Dragstrip announces: "Hey! We're still racing on Thursdays! Irwindale, Calif. - - "We just can't seem to shut the place down for winter," said Irwindale Dragstrip General Manager as he indicted that Thursday night NHRA drag racing at...
Irwindale Dragstrip announces:
"Hey! We're still racing on Thursdays!
Irwindale, Calif. - - "We just can't seem to shut the place down for winter," said Irwindale Dragstrip General Manager as he indicted that Thursday night NHRA drag racing at Irwindale (contrary to a flyer that was passed out at last Thursday's race) was still on. "We listened to the competitors and to the fans -- They asked us to extend the drag racing season for as long as we could -- So, that's just what we're going to do starting with this Thursday, December 12.
The "under the lights" Test and Tune event is open to all street legal cars whose drivers have a valid operators license. Tech gates open at 4pm and the first car is usually hustling down the super-quick 1/8-mile by about 5 minutes of 5. Racing of every imaginable (and some pretty UN-imaginable) street legal machines from "oldies but goody" Mopars, Mustangs, and Chevys, to brand-new whiz-bang 911's Porsches, Bad Beemers, Rusty Pick-Em-Up-Trucks, Hot Bikes, Snowmobiles (yeah, snowmobiles!), Vans, Volksies, all manner of Sport Compact Cars, and some cool Street Rods -- Everyone runs and everyone has a great time at Irwindale! And the fans are just as diverse, from families to date night couples, to old-timers who remember the golden days of Drag Racing when it was fun to run and are coming back to the sport because of the Irwindale ambiance, Irwindale has become THE place to be for performance people on Thursday evenings.
"We'll keep running unless the weather makes it impossible or the drivers and spectators stop coming out for their racing and having fun watching," said DeFazio. "Our drag racing 'family' always seems to have a great time on Thursday nights and we're going to provide the place for them to enjoy themselves as long they want to keep coming."