Drag racing’s feel good story of the winter has been the progress at Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, California to complete a sound wall project and re-open as the only quarter mile strip in the LA area. The track has been working full bore to get the work done, they have named a new track manager, and they are preparing themselves for what they expect to be an onslaught of pent up drag racing fury when they throw the doors open again soon. They have to pass some noise hurdles first which means that the place will open with action for street cars and eventually move up the power scale when everyone is cool with the fact that the sound wall is doing its job.
The event tomorrow is just to open the doors and reacquaint people with the facility that has been dormant for a couple of seasons due to a neighbor (who has apparently moved away) hell bent on keeping the place closed but those days have passed and the track is ready for a fresh start. If you are a hot rodder or drag racer in the LA area, you NEED to get to Fontana tomorrow and show your support of the strip!
HERE’S THE DETAILS –
Auto Club Dragway Open House
Saturday, February 15
FREE and Open to the Public
Time: 9am – 5pm
Auto Club Dragway is back! Join us on Saturday, February 15 to preview the new sound wall, visit various displays, win tickets to Auto Club Dragway and Auto Club Speedway events and celebrate the return of drag racing to Southern California’s Auto Club Dragway!
Two-time National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) World Championship driver Jack Beckman will make an appearance and sign autographs between 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the SCEDA display.