In great news for Formula Drift fans the racing lease at Irwindale Speedway will continue for the 2015 racing season. This means one more additional year than planned at Irwindale for a Formula Drift. However, after watching the 2013 season finale and hearing about the parking fiascos and way over capacity audience, it seems the House of Drift can only work for so much longer anyway. The real challenge I think still remains to find a solid replacement to Irwindale once the new owners bulldoze it for a shopping center. According to Irwindale Event Center’s President/CEO, Jim Cohan, that won’t happen in 2015 as the track got its events lease extended. Here is what he had to say at the race this evening:
“We have some very good news to add to the festivities tonight. Yesterday afternoon we were assured by our landlords that our present lease on this facility will be extended to include the 2015 season.
We’re looking forward to a great 2014 season and beyond into 2015. We know that all of our great fans, competitors, and loyal sponsors will be very pleased to hear this news.
As the operator of a facility that means so much to so many, we want to take this opportunity to thank the management of Lindom Company and indicate how terrific they are to be working with” – Jim Cohan