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Weekend Recap: 2016 Auto Club Finals

2016 NHRA Auto Club Finals The 52nd annual NHRA Auto Club Finals ended in a cloud of adrenaline, breaking records and first-time achievements! Here’s how it went down: Funny Car Championship Funny Car vet Ron Capps has tried (and came very close) to taking the championship title before, but this was the year he actually…

Throwback Thursday: Fairplex & NHRA

For decades now, the familiar, thunderous roar of the drag races can be heard throughout Fairplex every February and November at the Auto Club Winternationals and Finals respectively. The NHRA Winternationals are held at the Auto Club Raceway each year  Back in the 1950s, drag racing wasn’t an official sport — far from it. In…

Goodbye October and Hello November (aka Holiday Season)

Greetings, fellow Fairplex Insider readers! I hope everyone enjoyed the sugar intake this Halloween weekend. If you have kids, remember that for every candy they get, you get TWO! 🙂 Here is what’s going down at Fairplex this month: SoCal Maker Con (Nov. 7): SoCal Maker Con celebrates innovation, inventive minds and creativity in Southern California. Robot wars,…

Adios L.A. County Fair, Hello Yearling Sale, Twilight Cruise & Off Road Expo

The dust has barely settled in the Big Red Barn. The last semi-trailer has rolled through the gates with its Fair cargo on board while busy Fairplex events staff start the preparations for the next great Fairplex year-round event. Barretts California Cup Yearling Sale starts things off the day after the Fair closes. Monday, Oct. 5,…