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Irwindale Raceway Will Open Under New Leadership on Feb. 1

  • By Chuck Lyons

  Irwindale, CA - It's been called "The Fastest Half Mile West of The Mississippi," "House of Drift" and the Irwindale Dragstrip.   For 17 years racers, drifters, and gear heads alike funneled through the gates to enjoy the roar of the engines and the smell of sweet burning rubber. 

  Beginning February 1, 2018, Tim Huddleston, Agoura Hills, Calif.-based racer and business owner along with Bob Bruncati and Justice Brothers, will commence the start of a new era. This group of race enthusiasts will continue to produce Thursday Night Thunder on the drag strip and Weekly Racing Series events on the Half-Mile Speedway. 

  "We are excited to keep the amazing events of the past and bring new exciting shows to the families and fans that have joined us over the years," Huddleston said. "Jim Cohan and 211 Entertainment were instrumental in this transition and I'm thankful they kept the track running the last five years."

  Weekly Racing Series will take the green flag on March 10, with a full season schedule. The full racing schedule is available at  The facility also remains available for studio and private rental.  Additional events will be announced in the coming weeks.

  On February 1, at the Thursday Night Thunder at 5 p.m.(gates open at 4 p.m.), the first 500 attendees will receive a special promotional gift to celebrate a new beginning at Irwindale Speedway.

  More information is available at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and at telephone 626-358-1100.

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