Tonight, my friend Ashley and I will start our journey to the Toyota All-Star Showdown at Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, California. I have been every year, except for 2007 when I was in North Carolina. This is the first year that the race will be held in January instead of November and the prestige has increased with several big names coming to the event.
Ashley and I both love road trips, so of course we are driving. She flies in to Sea-tac tonight, where I will pick her up and we will be on our way.
There is something special about the Showdown, and even more so this year with the competition. To top it off, I hear that my favorite, Kyle Busch will even be there for the Late model race on Friday night!