Nite of Thunders

Stefano Galli photographs ‘drag racers’ at Southern California’s iconic Irwindale Speedway

Words by Stefano Galli

Nite of Thunders documents the scene of the ‘drag racer’ at the iconic Irwindale Speedway in Southern California.

Since 1999 the race track has hosted countless events, from official NASCAR competitions, to open to the public contest such as the 1/8-mile drag-strip.

Here is where I focus, portraying his protagonists, fearless people that travel at a 140 mph average speed.

On August 9, 2017 it was officially announced that as of January 31, 2018, Jim Cohan, CEO of Team 211 Entertainment, who operates the track under the name of Irwindale Event Center, would cease operation.

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