16 Mar FLAT-4/BUG-IN 37 April 29 Irwindale
Bug-In moves to Irwindale
The Flat-4 Bug-In 37 will be held at the Irwindale Speedway!
We are sure that a lot of you have heard the stories and rumors, both fact and fiction, about the closing of both the Irwindale and Fontana Drag Strips. Irwindale closed because the Irwindale facility filed Chapter 7 and management left the property. The future of the facility was unknown so we chose to cancel the event scheduled for March 18, 2012. A couple weeks later word went out that the Fontana track was also closed because of a noise problem. At first we heard it just might be a few days . . . and then we heard at least six months. The future for the Bug-In and Hot VWs Drag Day 2012 season was not looking good.
. . . But now things have changed and the owners of the Irwindale Speedway property have given us the rights to hold the Flat-4 Bug-In 37 at their Irwindale facility. Drag Racing is still up in the air, but we won’t know for a couple weeks. The folks at the raceway are very positive and working with us in any way they can. They have also given us the tentative date of July 15 as a make-up date for the March Drag Day race and are still holding our October 28 date for our Triple Crown Series finale. We think we’re looking quite a bit better! The Flat-4 Bug-In 37 will host the largest all-VW swap meet on the West Coast and a giant car show with classes for all Volkswagens, both are free entry with paid spectator admission. Legendary VW racers, Mark and Paul Schley, have just finished the restoration of their “Chop-Top” Lightning Bug, and Scottish collector, Russell Ritchey, has flown over his example of the first Oval Window Lightning Bug. Both of these classic race Beetles will be shown, along with the Lightning Bug Dragster. The Land Speed racers will also be there with a large contingent of salt-flat cars, we have special club displays, including DKP who will be hosting their cruise night at Nicks on Friday night. The manufacturers’ ‘mid-way’ will feature all the latest VW stuff . . . Still a lot of other special activities being planned . . . . And maybe some racing! Stay tuned!
Periscope Enterprises @ 714.544.1759 Office; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Flat-4 Bug-In 37 is on!
Sunday April 29 – Irwindale Speedway