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Important Irwindale speedway closed down!

I was driving by the other day and the sign was taken down!

Where are we going to have the pursuit meets now?! Where are we gonna go to drag?! NOOOO RIGHT IN THE CHILDHOOD!

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Yeah I've been hearing about this for awhile now. Really suck. But I mean they weren't doing to good. I read somewhere that their biggest money maker which was supposed to be the Nascar races didn't bring enough spectators. We just don't have as many redneck lol jk. But for reals, socal really don't have that many ppl into Nascar. I think the biggest event I went to there was the Gymkhana event hosted by ken block, Mass Effect. Other than pursuit that is.

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I was gonna go to the formula drift event but looks like they might move it to somewhere else

Irwindale Speedway a Victim of Recession – Racetrack Shuts Down for 2012 Season | Latest News | Pasadena Independent

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Yeah definitely sucks! I live about 5-10 minutes down. Sad to see it gone. I liked the fact that a lot of car meets/events were conveniently local to me. Now I gotta drive a bit further, assuming everything is moved to Fontana.

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Damn.... I never even got to go to one Pursuit meet. :[
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We will have another Pursuit but we have made the decision to not have one this year. We plan to do one again in the near future. Stay tuned.

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Funny, everyone is saying street racing is going to be on the rise again because of this. What you guys think?

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We will have another Pursuit but we have made the decision to not have one this year. We plan to do one again in the near future. Stay tuned.
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Funny, everyone is saying street racing is going to be on the rise again because of this. What you guys think?
Who's everyone? Street racing will happen regardless if a drag strip is open or not. The kids who don't have money to pay for the legal drags take it onto the streets anyways. Sad but true.

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No doubt it will happen regardless. Happens almost everyday. Just been reading from different car clubs/shops that's been saying it. I just think they're right. We already have street racers, but with the Palmdale and now Irwindale tracks gone, they're just might be a little more arranged races than the norm.

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We will have another Pursuit but we have made the decision to not have one this year. We plan to do one again in the near future. Stay tuned.
Sad to hear this. I hope we'll have one soon and not like 5 years from now.

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On top of Irwindale, the drag strip at Fontana just closed. They made the announcement today.

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Fontana Dragstrip Closed - Hot Rod Magazine Blog

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WTF is going on all these tracks being closed I dont see anything good coming out of this especially since cops encourage people to take the races to the track instead of the street

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