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City takes step to replace Irwindale Speedway with outlet mall
City takes step to replace Irwindale Speedway with outlet mall

Last year Irwindale seemed on the verge of driving the Sriracha plant out of the city over pungent smells before the hot sauce company owner and politicians cooled down and patched things up. But the industrial town of 1,500 now looks poised to lose another of its well-known features after the City Council voted to approve plans to demolish the Irwindale Speedway to make way for a 700,000-square foot outlet mall. The 6,000-seat track, which opened in 1999 near the intersection of the 605 and 210 freeways, features a 1/8-mile drag racing strip, drift racing and on-site stock car driving school. During the Wednesday night meeting, city officials said the creation of the regional outlet...

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