The Irwindale Speedway debacle has been full of misinformation and poor reporting from the mainstream media mixed with a lack of PR from the track owners. The management company of the track has gone bankrupt and many reasons/speculations have been issued as to why this has happened (our old thread touched on a few titled “Irwindale Speedway Updates Along with Statement from Jim Liaw“).
While everyone keeps acting like the track is closed the L.A. Racing Experience is running business as usual at the track without any operational difficulties. They have already had two track events for people since the bankruptcy dates. The 2012 race season for NASCAR was canceled but other operations at the track are not at a halt right now.
Jim Cohan, the owner of the L.A. Racing School, has confirmed that the operation of his program is 100% unaffected by the track situation. He noted that they have a great relationship with the track ownership and all of his classes are running as advertised. So the 1/2 mile oval is ALIVE and talking to Formula Drift it sounds like the finals are all set to go down business as usual.