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SAVE THE DATE – Saturday Jan. 12th Irwindale Speedway Banquet

Wow, what a year. It’s hard to believe that the 2018 racing season is quickly coming to an end. Maybe because we got such a late jump this year. To honor and celebrate our racing family, our competitors and our CHAMPIONS, Irwindale Speedway will be hosting the 2018 NASCAR and &helip;

Match Race Madness Roaring to Return to Irwindale Dragstrip

Irwindale, CA – On the heels of a successful 2018 campaign and the exciting weekend MatchRace Madness held at Borona Dragstrip over the weekend, Steve Sherman, promoter for Match Race Madness and Irwindale Dragstrip are proud to announce the return of Match Race Madness for multiple dates to Irwindale Dragstrip &helip;

Mobil 1 on The Grid

Mobil 1 On the Grid stopped in a few months ago to check out and feature our Night of Destruction.  After a couple of months in post production, we are proud to showcase our segment On the Grid.  

SANTOS WINS KOTW SPRINTS / HUDSON DOMINATES $15K ENDURO NATIONAL 100 —

By Tim Kennedy Irwindale, CA., Nov. 3 – Bobby Santos III, from Franklin, Mass., set fastest qualifying time, won his heat race and the 40-lap King of the Wing 410 cu. in. winged sprint car feature Saturday on the Irwindale Speedway half-mile. He collected $3,000 from the $22,000 purse for &helip;

IRWINDALE “N of D VI, TRUCKS, & WINGED SPRINTS DEMO HEATS – By Tim Kennedy

Irwindale, CA., Oct. 27 – It was “Noche de Destruccion” Saturday at Irwindale Speedway with two truck racing series on the half-mile, enduro sedans, Figure 8, motor-home jump, demolition events, and the always exciting trailer race finale. Three King of the Wing 410-winged sprint cars ran two demonstration heat races &helip;

DAVEY HAMILTON, JR. READYING FOR KING OF THE WING AT IRWINDALE, KERN

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (October 29, 2018) – 2016 King of the Wing National Champion Davey Hamilton, Jr. will return to Irwindale Speedway and Bakersfield’s Kern County Raceway Park this weekend driving Glenn Hutchison’s #8 Winged Sprint Car.  Saturday and Sunday’s events serve as the series finale for 2018.   Hamilton, the &helip;

Entry Blank for Enduro National 100

To enter the Nov 3rd Enduro National 100, please complete and return the entry blank.  

NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS @ IRWINDALE – By Tim Kennedy

Irwindale, CA., Sept. 22 – It was a “Night of Champions” at Irwindale Speedway Saturday and 3,742 spectators watched a racy, competitive night in all seven main events. Three of the seven track series ran their season finale events for double points with championships at stake in each division. Dramatic &helip;

THURSDAY NIGHT THUNDER 10-11-19

Due to the shared space of the other event on the Speedway, Thursday Oct 11th Thursday Night Thunder will have a limited shutdown/return road area.  It is HIGHLY recommended that ONLY cars which are capable of making the first turn out (prior to the speedway) plan to race this night. &helip;

9-22 Speedway Race Results

Results of Sharky’s Spec Late Models – Main Event Pos PIC No. Name Class Laps Total Tm Diff Gap Avg. Speed Best Tm Best Speed In Lap Car/Bike Reg Nat/State Sponsor Points 1 1 43 Kenny Smith Spec Late Models 25 8:45.897 85.568 20.560 87.549 9 85549bd0 Oak Hills 0 &helip;

COMPETITION SCHEDULE: 9/22

  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2018    (Sunset 6:55pm) 9:30AM                                          CREDENTIALS OPEN 10:00AM                                        PIT GATE OPENS 10:30AM – 12:00PM                       OPTIONAL PRACTICE ($100 PER CAR)   PRACTICE 1:00PM – 1:10PM                           JR LATE MODEL PRACTICE 1:10PM – 1:20PM                           INEX LEGENDS PRACTICE 1:20PM – 1:30PM                           ENDURO PRACTICE 1:30PM – 1:40PM                           IRWINDALE RACE TRUCK PRACTICE 1:40PM &helip;

COMPETITION NEWS: JUNIOR LATE MODELS

ATTENTION JUNIOR LATE MODEL COMPETITORS:  Due to the cancellation of Friday Night practice, there will be NO Jr. Late Model Races on Friday.  Instead a DOUBLE POINTS finale will be held on Saturday 9/22/18. Thank you

Competition News: Stock Car Practice

Attention ALL Stock Car racers.  Due to the filming on site this week, there will be NO practice prior to the Sept 22nd race day.  Both Thursday night and Friday night are film nights.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

ATTENTION SUMMIT SERIES RACERS

ATTENTION SUMMIT SERIES RACERS If you are planning to join Team Irwindale at the ET Finals in Las Vegas on October 4 -7 please contact the Speedway Office at 626.38.1100 and ask for or leave a message for Bob Klein.   We will need your name, class, car #, shirt &helip;

5 DIVISIONS, 6 MAINS @ IRWINDALE – By Tim Kennedy

Irwindale, CA., Sept. 8 – The NASCAR event at Irwindale Speedway Saturday featured five divisions and six main events on the half and third-mile ovals. Almost 4,000 spectators witnessed 190 laps of close competition on First Responders & Military Appreciation Night presented by Whelen Engineering. Twin 40-lap late model main &helip;

NO RACING 9/6

REMINDER: THERE IS NO DRAG RACING OR SPEEDWAY PRACTICE SEPT 6TH DUE TO THE FILMING PROJECT ON SITE.  THANK YOU.

Sept 8th – Competition Schedule

First Responder & Military Appreciation Night presented by Whelen Engineering   SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2018      (Sunset 7:10pm) 12:00PM                                        CREDENTIALS OPEN 12:30PM                                        PIT GATE OPENS   PRACTICE 1:30PM – 1:40PM                           INEX LEGENDS PRACTICE 1:40PM – 1:50PM                          SUPER STOCK PRACTICE 1:50PM – 2:05PM                           IRWINDALE RACE TRUCK/SHARKY’S LATE MODEL PRACTICE 2:05PM – &helip;

IRWINDALE “N of D” & NASCAR LATE MODEL TWIN-35s – By Tim Kennedy

  Irwindale, CA., Sept. 1 – NASCAR Late Model twin-35-lap features and the “Night of Destruction VI” presented by LKQ Pick Your Part were co-featured attractions Saturday at Irwindale Speedway. Throw in a ten-minute post-racing aerial fireworks show and the event lured almost 7,000 spectators to the track on a &helip;

Through the lens of Sal

Sal Sigala is a regular at Motorsports events. From NASCAR, NHRA and even some Supercross, Sal joins us regularly to shoot some great photos!

Late Night Race Results 9-1-18

  IS PYP Night of Destruction 1/2 mi 1/2 mile Results of Pick Your Part Late Models – Main Event #1   Pos PIC No. Name Class Laps Total Tm Diff Gap Avg. Speed Best Tm Best Speed In Lap Car/Bike Reg Nat/State Sponsor Points 1 1 50 Trevor Huddleston &helip;

9-1 Competition Schedule

 NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION Sept 1, 2018 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2018    (Sunset 7:19pm) 12:30PM                                     CREDENTIALS OPEN 1:00PM                                       PIT GATE OPENS                                                                 PRACTICE 2:30PM – 2:40PM                     ENDURO PRACTICE 2:40PM – 2:55PM                     LKQ PICK YOUR PART LATE MODEL PRACTICE 2:55PM – 3:05PM                     FIGURE 8 3:05PM – 3:15PM                     &helip;

Race Preview 9/1/18

This weekend at Irwindale Speedway will feature a Night of Destruction presented by LKQ Pick Your Part.  Taking the main stage to open the night and hoping that they are the one exception to the “destruction” part of the night, the LKQ Pick Your Part Late Models will roll out &helip;

COMPETITION NEWS: REMINDER ABOUT STOCK CAR PRACTICE 8/30 AND 8/31

REMINDER!!!!!!! COMPETITOR SCHEDULE: OVAL PRACTICE 8/31 Due to other scheduled events, there will be NO FRIDAY NIGHT practice on AUGUST 31st.  There WILL BE August 30th Stock Car practice from 5PM-9PM.  Pricing will be $200 for 1/2 mile and $100 for 1/3 mile.

One More Thursday remains before a break in Thursday Night Thunder

There’s just one Thursday remaining before Thursday Night Thunder, LA’s 1/8th mile “run what you brung” drag strips nights at Irwindale Speedway take a three week break.  Many attendees have noticed that there is a large TV Production compound which has popped up in the parking area over the last &helip;

Tim’s Kennedy’s Race Report – 8/19

LUCAS OIL MODS + NASCAR (5 SERIES, 6 MAINS) – By Tim Kennedy Irwindale, CA., Aug. 18 – Lucas Oil Modifieds and NASCAR All-American Racing collaborated Saturday in a multi-series event for the only time this season at the Irwindale Speedway half-mile. The result was a five division, six main &helip;

How Was Your Night? August 18th



Marv Keller Photos from 8-18 event

Marv captured the action from the pits and at Victory Lane.

Competition News: Practice Schedule 9/7

Attention Competitors: Due other to scheduled events on the property, practice on Sept 7th will be ending promptly at 8:30pm. Practice hours will be 4:30pm – 8:30pm.