Category: Dragstrip Competition News

Tonight’s Thursday Night Thunder Has Been POSTPONED

Due to inclement weather, tonights Thursday Night Thunder drag racing has been rescheduled for NEXT THURSDAY, Jan. 23rd. -Irwindale Dragstrip Management


For Immediate Release  (Tuesday, December 10, 2019) Irwindale, CA – Irwindale Dragstrip is pleased to announce that Junior Dragsters will return in 2020. The division, which has produced NHRA champions such as J.R. Todd and Erica Enders, is a high priority for Irwindale Dragstrip in 2020. “The Junior Dragster division &helip;

Irwindale Speedway & Event Center Announces 2020 Schedule

Irwindale, CA – Irwindale Speedway & Event Center, the premier motorsports facility of its kind in Southern California, is pleased to announce its 2020 event schedule. NASCAR will return on the 2nd Saturday of each month from March through Oct with the Whelen All American Race Series schedule. The fan &helip;

REMINDER: Dragstrip on “Fall Break”. Drag Racing Returns Nov. 7th

Due to an ongoing major film production, Irwindale Dragstrip will be on break until “Thursday Night Thunder” returns on November 7th. We appreciate everyone’s patience and look forward to seeing you 11/7!!!

2020 Irwindale Dragstrip Summit E.T. Series Schedule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2020 Irwindale Dragstrip Summit E.T. Series Schedule    Round #1             March 8th Round #2             April 5th Round #3             May 3rd  Round #4             June &helip;

Irwindale Speedway & Event Center Alters 2019 Schedule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Irwindale Speedway & Event Center Alters 2019 Schedule (Tuesday, September 10, 2019) Irwindale, CA– I.S. Management is pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement that will see Irwindale Speedway host a major motion picture production this fall. As part of this agreement, the 2019 schedule &helip;

The Hoonigan Burnyard Bash Returns May 4th

Check it out. The Hoonigans are back again, but they are changing things up.  With a limited number of opportunities to get in “the show”, The Hoonigans will be on hand starting at 3:00PM to let you in the gate and let you pay $30 to shred the yard. But &helip;

Irwindale Dragstrip Announces “Thunder Struck” Grudge Race Program

Irwindale, CA – Irwindale Dragstrip is pleased to announce that, beginning April 4th, Thursday Night Thunder will now feature “Thunder Struck” grudge races at 8:30pm. “Thunder Struck” will feature 3-5, invitation only, grudge races featuring the best matchups Irwindale Dragstrip has to offer. The concept is based off Steve Sherman’s &helip;

2019 Irwindale Dragstrip Summit ET Series Payouts

Purse Structure  $60.00 Tech Card with $20.00 going to the Purse. Purse Breakdown Winner: 50% Runner Up: 30% Semi: 10% Gate Fees: Spectators: Saturday Tailgate Promo > $10 per person; Sunday Race Days: $15 Per Adult, Kids 12 and under FREE Crew: $15 per person *Must sign as crew to &helip;

Irwindale Dragstrip Introduces Racer Rewards Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2/26/2019 Irwindale Dragstrip is pleased to offer a new program dedicated to give back to its local bracket racers. Starting in 2019 Summit ET Series Racers are eligible to participate in Irwindale Dragstrip’s Racer Rewards Program beginning with the opening round Sunday March 3rd. “We are super &helip;

Charles Myers Joins Irwindale Speedway and Dragstrip

Irwindale, CA – Irwindale Speedway appoints Charles Myers to the Position of Dragstrip Manager and NASCAR Technical Director. “We are extremely excited to have Charles Myers join us at Irwindale Speedway. His experience in NHRA racing, and passion for all things automotive, adds to the culture that we are looking to bring &helip;

What is Match Race Madness?

Returning to Irwindale Speedway’s dragstrip in 2019 is Match Race Madness.  This event was held in June of last summer and immediately got us excited about grudge style drag racing. Steve Sherman, the promoter for Match Race Madness is no stranger to drag racing.  His late father,Joe Sherman was instrumental &helip;

Introducing: Lucas Oil Junior Drags Series presented by K&N Filters

  Irwindale, CA – Irwindale Speedway and Dragstrip is excited to introduce the 2019 Lucas Oil Jr Drags Series.  The series will consist of 5 rounds of Junior Dragster racing.  Running alongside the Summit ET Race Series, competitors in the Jr Drag Series will get to learn first hand what &helip;


Monrovia, CA, Jan. 12 – The Irwindale Speedway 2018 season championship awards banquet took place here Saturday in the main ballroom of the Marriott Courtyard Hotel on Huntington Drive. A capacity crowd of 170 persons honored the achievements of seven Irwindale Speedway NASCAR Whelen All-American Racing Series champions and four &helip;

Junior Dragster Division VII Photos

Photos from Bob Johnson from the 1st race weekend of the Division VII NHRA Junior Dragsters.

Irwindale Speedway and Drag Strip Announces 2019 Schedule

Irwindale , CA – 2019 will host the 20th year anniversay at the popular Irwindale Speedway, LA County’s only half mile paved oval speedway and 1/8 mile dragstrip. NASCAR will return on the 2nd Saturday of each month from March through Oct with the Whelen All American Race Series schedule. &helip;


November 15, 2018 Irwindale Speedway and Irwindale Dragstrip Competitors: Effective immediately no tow vehicles such as golf carts, quads, motorcycles etc. will be allowed in any portion of the property without a Certificate of Liability Insurance providing $5,000,000 in General Liability Insurance on file for that specific vehicle. The Certificate &helip;

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;


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;


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;



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;