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Irwindale Adds New Spec Class Events To 2013 Lineup
February 26, 2013
The Bandoleros, which are driven by youngsters age 8 to 16, will contest a series of eight races at Irwindale in 2013 with four "dual-night" appearances at the Speedway on April 26/27, June 14/15, October 4/5, and October 18/19.
Irwindale Adds New Spec Class Events To 2013 Lineup

The speedway at Irwindale has expanded its 2013 lineup of racing events to include three 'spec' classes, according to Irwindale Event Center GM Bob Klein.

Klein announced that 15 more individual race events had been added to the track's 2013 NASCAR calendar, including:
 
* The Bandoleros (driven by youngsters age 8 to 16) will contest a series of eight races at Irwindale in 2013 with four "dual-night" appearances at the Speedway on the following Friday and Saturday nights: April 26/27, June 14/15, October 4/5, and October 18/19.

"Bandos" are full-bodied, steel-tube-framed, mini-race cars powered by a 570cc / 30-horsepower Briggs and Stratton "Vanguard" engine that employs a centrifugal clutch to transmit power to the rear wheels.

* The S2 division, set up as the step between Karts or Legends Cars and full-size stock cars.
  
The concept was to use the most economical parts and establish rules that work to keep costs reasonable. These are full size race cars that feature a full tube frame, fiberglass bodies, and factory-sealed 350-horsepower V-8 engines.

The S2's are a touring division, and fans will see them at Irwindale twice this season: on April 27 and again on July 20.

* The Southwest Tour Trucks will compete in five events at Irwindale this season: May 4, August 31, September 21, September 28, and October 19.

The Southwest trucks combine a much-modified GM "metric" chassis with a tube frame upper section; they cover that frame with a replica pickup truck body rendered in fiberglass, and power the machine with a closely controlled V-8 engine.
 
Note: With the establishment of a separate set of events, SWTT are no longer one of the truck divisions that will compete at Irwindale in the new combined "Irwindale Race Trucks" category.

For more, visit www.irwindalespeedway.com.