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Irwindale Event Center to Stay Open Another Year

  • By Chuck Lyons

            Irwindale -- Irwindale Event Center (IEC) President/Chief Executive Officer Jim Cohan announced recently that Irwindale Event Center, which includes LA Racing Experience, Irwindale Speedway (NASCAR), Advanced Driving Dynamics, and Irwindale Dragstrip (NHRA), is in the process of actively scheduling events for all of those operations in 2017.

   "Everyone here on the IEC Team is very pleased that we've been able to make this announcement," said Cohan. "We will be continuing with our Thursday Night Drags, NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and Nights of Destruction, along with special events such as K&N Pro Series West, HotVW's Drag Day, the NHRA Summit Series, Thursday Night Drift, Truckin' for Kids, Formula Drift Championship, and "MoonEyes" all being presented on their traditional calendar dates."

"We'd like to invite all of our great fans, sponsors, teams, and competitors to join us on our continuing journey. We truly appreciate everyone's participation and support," Cohan concluded, "Thank you all!"

  Irwindale Event Center and speedway had been scheduled to close this year so a shopping outlet center could be built.

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