"Night of Destruction - The Finale" This Saturday Night: November 1, 2014
Of course, the reason for all the above noise is the third and final round of Irwindale Speedway's 2014 tri-crashathon series proudly (and quite appropriately, one might add) presented by Pick Your Part will take place (maybe "explode upon the scene" would be a better way of describing it) this Saturday night, November 1!
... That's when fun stuff like Auto Soccer (played with team members in cars and a 5 foot-tall, 400-pound steel "soccer ball"), and a Trailer Race (the idea being to race around the oval with your trailer hanging on for dear life behind while you try to knock the other driver's trailer off of their race car). Breathtaking hilarity is guaranteed here.
In addition to the above, Irwindale's ever-popular Seidner's Collision Centers Skid Plate Cars will once again take to the track, showering each other with sparks and spinning out everywhere/anywhere on the track for no good reason (except that it's great fun to watch!) at all. The expectation is for 25 or 30 of these colorful and (very) weird-handling gubbins to be all going for the same turn at the same time with little chance of a clean lap (ever) on Saturday night.
As if the above was not enough the show will include an old-fashioned, last-car-standing Demolition Derby with more of the above cruncherific crashing of car against car, with the inevitable results.
And ... an "Enduro" semi-road/semi-ovaloid course will twist, turn, and test all those Mini drivers brave enough to enter the fray on the first Saturday night in November.
But ... before we lay waste to a lot of machinery there will be two events on the twin Irwindale ovals: The first is the final Open Comp. race of the year, a "run-what-you-brung affair for any half-mile division car that will be run on the track's inner third-mile with only one tech rule: you must use the track's 8-inch Hoosier tire. Irwindale's low-banked third mile favors car set-up over horsepower and this year's Open Comp races have not only all been fun, but have provided some very cool short track racing "moments" for drivers and fans alike!
VERY SPECIAL EXHIBITION: Fans are urged to get to the track early not only to enjoy Irwindale's signature "On-Track Autograph Session" at 5:45pm (free with admission of course) but to witness an exhibition of winged sprint car driving that will promote the very special November 22 inaugural running of the King of the Wing Classic Western Shoot-Out.
A contingent of drivers, lead by multi-time Indy 500 driver Davey Hamilton wil l be on hand on Saturday night to give the fans a taste of what these 900-horsepower, open-wheeled, high-winged, single-seat sprint cars are going to do to Irwindale's ultimate track record ... The King of the Wing cars are looking at lap times that will not be believed unless witnessed.
Both the winged sprint cars and the Open Comp stock cars will run early in the schedule (shortly after opening ceremonies at 7pm) because the "Destruction" events all tend to shred and shed a lot of body (and other) parts and we don't need to cut a tire on one the demonstration sprinters or Open Comp cars.
Gates open at 4pm, and that kid/family friendly On-Track Autograph Party starts at 5:45pm and the fastest race cars ever to run on the Irwindale half mile will give fans a rare sample of the special show set for November 22 shortly after opening ceremonies at 7pm.
right up until midnight Friday.
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