Irwindale Winter schedule announced

Irwindale Dragstrip "Winter Session" dates announced: Two Saturday night races on tap: Dec 28 & Jan 4 Irwindale, Calif. - - The very well-received decision to keep the Irwindale Dragstrip open and running "year -'round" has yielded a new...

Irwindale Dragstrip "Winter Session" dates announced: Two Saturday night races on tap: Dec 28 & Jan 4

Irwindale, Calif. - - The very well-received decision to keep the Irwindale Dragstrip open and running "year -'round" has yielded a new schedule for the popular "Thursday Night Test and Tune" sessions. Here then, for your viewing and racing pleasure, are the official dates and times of Dragstrip events through the beginning of the New Year:

Thursday, December 12 - gates open: 4pm, racing 5 - 10pm
Thursday, December 19 - gates open: 4pm, racing 5- 10pm
Saturday, December 28 - gates open: 3pm racing 4 - 10pm
Saturday, January 4 - gates open: 3pm racing 4 - 10pm
Thursday, January 9 - gates open: 4pm, racing 5 - 10pm
(and so on after that Every Thursday night)

"There are two Saturdays in the above list which are 'subbing' for the Thursdays after Christmas and New Years day," said Dragstrip Director Gene Bergstrom. "On those two Saturday nights we'll run some special events for the racers -- We think that we'll have a lot more fans out to watch on those nights -- It'll give people who haven't had a chance to see the great racing that goes on this drag strip a real opportunity to do so. We'll have some cool prizes for those two holiday Saturday nights too!"

The track's "Test and Tune Nights" are open to all street legal cars and motorcycles and are run under the NHRA's safety rules on the Speedway's very quick 1/8-Mile drag strip. "Everyone tells us that they get their best 60-foot times at here at Irwindale -- and we're seeing some really hot trap speeds too!," said Bergstrom. "Everybody seems to have a great time 'Boiling Them Balonies' as our track announcer John Partridge always calls it."

The Irwindale Dragstrip is proud of being a place for everyone to have a great time drag racing their cars in safe conditions and with plenty of competition. From first-timers to veteran racers who actually raced at Irwindale Raceway (which closed up shop in 1973), they're all here and having a ball! "-- Illegal racing on city streets has never been this much fun --And now everyone knows it," Bergstrom concluded.

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