Busy Schedule Set For Irwindale Speedway

Irwindale Speedway has announced a busy 2020 calendar. (Steve Himelstein photo)

IRWINDALE, Calif. – Irwindale Speedway & Event Center has revealed its 2020 calendar.

NASCAR will return on the second Saturday of each month from March through October with the NASCAR Whelen All American Series serving as the sanctioning body.

The fan favorite Night of Destruction presented by LKQ Pick Your Part, will return with seven events spanning January to December. New to the Speedway in 2020 will be Outlaw Stock Car Racing, which will see some new, open-style, Irwindale Speedway sanctioned divisions take to the track featuring super late models, pro late models and modifieds.

Regional series and special events will play an even bigger role for the speedway. Irwindale will see the SRL Spears Southwest Tour and Spears Manufacturing Modifieds come to town for multiple events.

The premier race will take place on Feb. 1, the Sunrise Ford All-Star Showdown presented by West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame. The big money show will see super late models tackle the half-mile for a grueling 200-lap showdown that will pay $25,000 to the winner.

The pro late models will make their debut on the third-mile with $10,000 to the winner of the 100 lap showdown.

In March, the ARCA Menards West Series (previously known as NASCAR K&N Pro Series West) will compete at Irwindale Speedway as part of the March 28th Night of Destruction.

Summer Motorsports Mayhem will return again in June with Stunts and Pyrotechnics. Formula Drift: Title Fight will also return in October.

On the dragstrip side, Thursday Night Thunder will continue each week, except during holidays. Additionally, the first Saturday of the month will be reserved for drag racing (except February).

Saturday Drags seeks to provide a location for car enthusiasts to meet up and talk shop, race their cars, do burnouts in the Burnout Box or just watch the action.

The NHRA Summit ET series will continue, running March through August.

The event schedule includes some special events, the first of which will kick off the year in glorious fashion. JJ’s Arm Drop Drags will feature JJ Da Boss and the Memphis “Street Outlaws” from Discovery Channel, taking on Southern California’s best racers in a regional showdown.

The schedule also includes fan favorites such as Nitro Revival, Hot VW, Truck Mayhem and Match Race Madness.

Click here for the full Irwindale Speedway schedule.