Auto Club Speedway Street Legal Drags
“Law enforcement agencies across the country and beyond have told us time and time again that our 17 years of regular road registration events have been effective as an alternative to illegal and dangerous activities. We know that ACS events will do the same. This is a good thing for Southern California. Most of the high-level fuel dragsters and fun car teams are expected, as well as a large contingent of pro stock entries. Fans are allowed to participate in the tests on Saturdays. A total of 225 cars drove the quarter mile on opening night. The road races had already been held at the speedway on Saturday, but shared the track with a variety of other series. The new program will offer local riders two nights of activity as Irwindale Speedway continues its Thursday night program on its eight-mile track. Local drag racers ride the quarter mile in their road-approved vehicles at the Auto Club Dragway in Fontana on the opening night of Wednesday Night Lights on January 31, 2018. The speedway plans to host 30 Wednesday nights of legal drag races on the street.
(Staff photo Will Lester-Inland Valley Daily Bulletin / SCNG) Many runners appreciated the fact that it was cooler in the evening than usual on Saturday. Allen noted that the speedway plans to build shadow structures soon. The new group of owners at Irwindale Speedway — Agoura Hills runner and business owner Tim Huddleston, Bob Bruncati and Justice Brothers — took over Thursday, just in time for the weekly Thursday Night Thunder on the eighth-mile drag track. Weekly shows begin on March 20. “We`re excited to keep the incredible events of the past and bring exciting new shows to the families and fans who have joined us over the years,” huddleston said. “Jim Cohan and 211 Entertainment have been instrumental in this transaction and I am grateful that they have maintained the track over the past five years.” The race was made possible by the placement of 45 lighting standards from DC Solar. The Fontana facility received 100 portable lighting standards under a contract with International Speedway Corp., owner of the track. As a result, the entire quarter mile has been illuminated, as well as another half mile in the barrier area Local dragster riders descend the quarter mile on Wednesday night at auto Club Speedway in Fontana on the opening night of the Street Legal Drag Racing program.
(Will Lester/SCNG). – Auto Club Speedway will host its free Daytona 500 viewing party on July 18. Hold february to a new location – Big A`s at 4120 Fourth St. in Ontario. The first-come, first-seated event starts at 10 a.m., the green flag at 11:30 a.m. There will be reserved seats for Hard Card and Speedway Club members, but all will have the chance to win prizes and tickets to the Auto Club 400 on March 18. Proceeds from the Silent Auction will be used to support the NASCAR Foundation and the Auto Club Speedway Foundation. There were runners from all over Southern California in the first of 30 scheduled race nights. Although his regular entry into drag racing, a 1969 Mustang, was repaired, Larry Friend was among the first to arrive in a Tustin Ford F-150 pickup truck. The 68-year-old said he had participated in similar programs for 16 years. The NHRA moved quickly to replace Englishtown, N.J., on its national calendar. For the first time since 2008, the NHRA will host September 8 and 10.
==References=====External links===* Official website “We are delighted to return to VMP under the leadership of its new owner (Tommy Franklin) and the Track team is committed to welcoming our drivers, sponsors and fans,” said Glen Cromwell, President of the NHRA. Auto Club Speedway launched its Street Legal Drag Racing program on Wednesday night, which was a resounding success. These tests include defending Top Fuel champion Brittany Force and 2017 Funny Car titleholder Robert Hight, as well as the remaining members of John Force Racing. Pro Stock champion Bo Butner is also on site. The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series kicks off its 2018 season with the Winter Nationals in a week at the Auto Club Raceway at the L.A. County Fairgrounds in Pomona. This week, many teams are in Chandler, Arizona, for the NHRA version of spring testing – there will be an Earnhardt at the Daytona 500 for Grade 40, but not the one you might expect. Jeffrey Earnhardt, grandson of the late Dale Earnhardt, will drive for StarCom Racing, which recently purchased a NASCAR Cup charter.