Auto Club Dragway, the 1/4-mile drag strip in Fontana, California, has permanently closed. The below announcement was made by officials from Auto Club Speedway, the 2-mile oval track also in Fontana, California.
“After careful consideration on the best direction forward for Auto Club Speedway, the difficult decision has been made to permanently close Auto Club Dragway.
“We thank all of the competitors, fans and corporate partners who made so many wonderful memories at Auto Club Dragway through the years, and we look forward to making new ones as we embark on our 25th Anniversary Season at the 2-mile oval in 2022.”
It was previously announced in April that the drag strip would remained closed for the 2021 season “due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.” The track was first built in 2001 outside of the backstretch of Auto Club Speedway.