News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.

A New Year and A New Drag Racing Season

Andrew Paul Bettridge

Its been a month since we have seen drag racing at Irwindale Drag Strip due to the holiday break and the rains on the week that was to originally start the season. But this past Thursday was opening day with 242 cars in the staging lines. Packed grandstands and a full fence line showed the racers some new found appreciation. The turnout of 242 cars for the night is record amount for the track since it reopened after bankruptcy just last year. The lines for tech started well before 3 pm for those racers itching to get back on the track. By 3 pm the lines were at least 20 trailers deep stretching into the overflow lot by the time the gates opened at 4 pm. Be sure to come out at support your local track and the only place to have street legal drag racing in Southern California at Irwindale Drag Strip.

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