Great news from the world of Southern California drag racing today. It appears as though the currently dormant drag strip at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California will be reopening sooner rather than later after some changes are made to appease the group of neighbors that got the place shut down in the first place. The issue, as it normally is with racing facilities is noise. The track had to agree to construct a “sound wall” down the strip among some other stuff, apparently. What we’re confused about is how a sound wall is going to do more than the big ol’ wall that can be seen in the below photo. Hey, as far as we’re concerned it is fantastic news that the track will reopen and the greater LA area, which had zero strips for a period in the spring will be back to two functional weekly drag strips again (three if we throw Pomona in there but it isn’t like they run a weekly program). That still isn’t enough, but it is loads better than zero!
As more news comes in with regard to the track, like potential reopening dates and stuff, we’ll keep you up on all the news. For now, we’re stoked to hear that all parties have come to terms and that there will be smokin’ tires again at Fontana before too long. Often, these disputes drag on forever and lead to nothing but legal muck and mire. This is a very happy (almost) ending.