The Irwindale City Council voted yesterday to tear down a car-racing paradise and put up a new outlet mall.
The Irwindale Speedway turned 16 just yesterday. It's a six-thousand-seat track with a racing strip, drift racing and a stock car driving school. But officials say a new mall will bring in thousands of jobs and an estimated 2.6 million dollars a year for the city.
Steven Cole Smith is the news editor for Motorsport.com. He joins us to talk about the speedway and what it meant for California racing.