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Irwindale Speedway On Shaky Ground

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News came last week that the Irwindale Speedway would be shuttering ands its owners filing for Chapter 7, but now AutoWeek reports that it's holding on for dear life. Speedway spokesman Doug Stokes says the 13 year old short-track raceway is trying to get its house in order and is not facing imminent closure (its "stock-car driving school remains in session"). The magazine has some tidbits on the Speedway that seem a bit questionable: "The track is built next to a sand mine, over a pit that has been filled in with waste, including concrete buildings that were part of the original Los Angeles subway project." Maybe they mean the Pacific Electric steetcar line? [AutoWeek]