Keith Lair a staff writer for the Daily News Los Angeles is reporting this morning that Irwindale Speedway is going out of business. While we are almost 100% confused we cannot imagine these issues being true. We will work on firming up this news with Formula Drift tomorrow but the news reports that the track was in process of closing down yesterday.
The story focuses on the fact that yesterday the pit grandstand was being dismantled along the first turn. The big sign along the 605 freeway was turned off at night (first time in history minus power outages) they report along with the track website being removed from the Internet.
The more research I have done shows that NASCAR dropped them from the schedule for 2012 leading the track to head towards filing for bankruptcy. The 28 races at the track pulled an average of 1,800 people (pretty sure XDC did better than that) and we all know Formula Drift sells out every seat and then some when they come to town. Is the House of Drift really dead and gone for good?
XDC is right around the corner and slated to kick off its season at Irwindale Speedway while Formula Drift isn’t booked in until October for the finals at the place we know, or maybe use to know, as the House of Drift. Check back to Wrecked Magazine as we will have updates on this situation as it unfolds.