Street Drags Return To Irwindale

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Street-legal drag racing returns to Irwindale Speedway Oct. 26.
Street-legal drag racing returns to Irwindale Speedway Oct. 26.

IRWINDALE, Calif. — NHRA street-legal drag racing has just been given the green light and is back on schedule in Irwindale … after (way too many) weeks away, the hot eighth-mile drag strip at Irwindale is all set to starting to “lighting up the night” again on Thursday, April 26.

“We’re very pleased to be able to bring street-legal drag racing back to the Irwindale facility,” said Jim Cohan, CEO of Race Training, USA Inc. the operators of LA Racing Experience, the event center’s stock car driving school. “We understand how much this place to race means to so many people.”

Cohan’s group (which has been in operation at the Irwindale facility for some seven years now) will stage regular Thursday night street-legal events, a number Sunday Summit Series races, and, perhaps even a few special Saturday nights under the lights on the Irwindale eighth-mile.

The drag strip at Irwindale opened in 2001 has seen thousands of street-legal runs by thousand of drivers: young, old, and in between.

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