Thursday, June 2, 2011
Auto Club Dragway Revises 2011 Schedule
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. (June 1, 2011) – Auto Club Dragway will continue to run events such as the popular Street Legals, PSCA, MNCA/MNRA and Jr. Drags for the remainder of the 2011 season. However, events such as the NHRA National Open and NHRA Unleashed have been cancelled for 2011. The revised schedule, which includes additional Street Legal events, is intended to ensure compliance with the current maximum sound levels for events at Auto Club Dragway.
In November of 2010, San Bernardino County approved a revision to the sound standards that apply to Auto Club Dragway, setting a new higher maximum sound level for events at Auto Club Dragway. The revised standard also allows a certain number of events to exceed that limit when the Auto Club Dragway constructs a sound wall adjacent to the strip. Construction of the wall has been delayed pending a November 7, 2011 hearing challenge to the revised standard, resulting in the 2011 schedule modifications.
“Auto Club Dragway has become synonymous with great NHRA events in Southern California,” said General Manager Mark Dawson. “While the changes to the 2011 schedule are disappointing, we’re confident these modifications will result in the long-term viability of Auto Club Dragway and preserve drag racing in Southern California.”
The challenge to the revised standard will have no impact on the 2011 Auto Club Speedway schedule.
Remaining 2011 Auto Club Dragway schedule
As scheduled: Junior Divisional – load-in June 17, race 18-19; Division 7 Junior Divisional Finals – load-in Sept. 23, race 24-25; Twilight Street Legal races July 30, Sept 30 and Daytime Street Legal races Oct 29, Nov 19 and Dec 3.
Additional events: Daytime Street Legal - June 25; Twilight Street Legal July 16; Twilight Street Legal August 13; Daytime Street Legal September 17; Daytime Street Legal October 15.
Modified events: PSCA – July 1-3, September 9-11 and November 4-6; NMCA/NMRA – July 8-10
For more information on Auto Club Dragway events and an updated 2011 schedule, visit www.autoclubspeedway.com/dragway.
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