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(Perris, CA, November 18)
The 72nd running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix for the Mopar USAC National and Western States Midgets at Perris Auto Speedway is four days away. Sixty-three drivers have confirmed their intention of participating in what is Midget racing's longest running and most prestigious event. 

As it stands now drivers from four countries (USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) and 13 different states have already entered. 

Car Driver Hometown Owner Chassis/Engine 

0 Johnny Murdock Dallas, TX Zero Motorsports 

0 Cameron Beard Atwater, CA Dave Lamott Stealth Honda

05 Jake Swanson Anaheim, CA Swanson Mtorsports Stealth/Honda

2 Levi Roberts Broomfield, CO Dave Roberts Spike/Esslinger

2G Terry Goodwin Belleville, KS Misty Goodwin

2X Robby Josett Santa Clarita, CA Ron Josett Spike Esslinger

3 Darren Hagen Riverside, CA RFMS Racing DRC/Esslinger

3F Dave Darland Lincoln, IN RFMS Racing DRC/Esslinger

4 Bobby East Brownsburg, IN Klatt Enterprises Beast/Chevy 

5 Danny Ebberts Canyon Lake, CA Tres Van Dyne Edmunds/Van Dyne

5D Zach Daum Pocahontas, IL Don Daum Eagle/Fontana

7 Shannon McQueen Bakersfield, CA McQueen-Eskesen-Rescino Spike/Esslinger 

7A Dalton Armstrong New Castle, IN C&A Motorsports Spike/Toyota

7C Caleb Armstrong New Castle, IN C&A Motorsports Spike/Toyota

8 Randi Pankratz Atascacadero, CA Wally Pankratz Edmunds/Fontana

9 TBA Sean Dodenhoff Spike/Fontana

9D Sean Dodenhoff Bakersfield, CA Sean Dodenhoff Spike/Fontana

9E Wink Schweitzer Bakersfield, CA Sean Dodenhoff Spike/Fontana

10 Brad Kuhn Avon, IN Mason Cook

11 Brady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK Wilke-Pak Racers Stanton/Toyota

11X Greg Bragg Visalia, CA Dave Thurston Spike/Esslinger

12 Riley Emmel Estavan, SK, Canada Dave Ray Spike/Mopar 

12JR Chad Boat Phoenix, AZ Robbie & Gaye Allen Spike/Esslinger

12 Josh Pelkey Peoria, AZ Robbie & Gaye Allen Spike/Esslinger

12X Rick Hendrix Palmdale, CA Rick Hendrix TCR/Van Dyne

15 David Pickett Fresno, CA Neverlift Motorsports Spike/Van Dyne 

17K Nathan Smee Sydney, Australia Kruseman Motorsports Spike/Esslinger

19 Richard Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Mike Sala Spike/Chevy

19W Jonathon Henry San Luis Obispo, CA Mike Sala Spike/Chevy

21 Jimmy Voitel Covina, CA Jimmy Voitel 

21K Cory Kruseman Ventura, CA Kruseman Motorsports Spike/Esslinger 

22AZ Rick Shuman Gilbert, AZ Rick Shuman Cobra/Fontana

24 Tracy Hines New Castle, IN Bob Parker Spike/Toyota

25 Danny Stratton Riverside, CA Jerome Rodella Toyota

26 Shane Golobic Freemont, CA Doug Bock

27 Nick Chivello Manteca, CA Paul Chivello Spike/Esslinger

27 Casey Shuman Mesa, AZ Calvin Martens TCR/Mopar

33 Davey Raye Davenport, IA Team RayPro Spike/Speedway Toyota 

35 Scott Pierovich Alamo, CA Lance Pierovich Spike Mopar

39 Dillon Welch Carmel, IN Tucker-BCI-Curb-Agajanian Spike/Esslinger

39K Kyle Edwards Fountain Valley, CA Gordon Edwards Ellis/Van Dyne 

47 Damion Gardner Concord, CA Andy Bondio Bondio Barnes

50 Evan Margeson Tacoma, WA Evan Margeson Beast/VDS

51 R.J. Johnson Phoenix, AZ Bobby Martin Spike/Fontana 

55 Taylor Ferns Shelby Township, MI Jim Ferns Spike/Stanton Mopar

56 Jason Leffler Long Beach, CA 5IVE-61X, Inc. Beast/Esslinger

57 Andrew Felker Carls Junction, MO Bill Eckert Spike/Fontana

57 Mike Spencer Temecula, CA Bill Eckert

62 Britton Bock Angwin, CA Doug Bock Spike Esslinger

63 Jerry Coons, Jr. Tucson, AZ Joe Dooling Spike/Esslinger 

67 Bryan Clauson Noblesville, IN Kunz-Curb-Agajanian Bullet/Speedway Toyota

67K Rico Abreau Rutherford, CA Keith Kunz Motorsports Bullet/Speedway Toyota

67X Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA Willie Khane Speedway/Toyota

68 Ronnie Gardner Norco, Ca Mitchell Johnson Stewart/Esslinger

71 Kyle Larsen Elk Grove, CA Kunz-Curb- Agajanian Bullet/Speedway/Toyota

71K Trevor Cooper Auckland, NZ Kruseman Motorsports Spike /Esslinger

71X Cody Swanson Norco, CA Kirk Swanson Edmunds/Van Dyne

72 Nic Faas Huntington Beach, CA Keith Ford Spike/Wirth Fontana

73 Michael Pickens Auckland, NZ Keith Ford Spike/Esslinger 

73X Ryan Bernal Hollister, CA Keith Ford Spike/Wirth Fontana

86 Troy Rutherford Ojai, CA Calvin Martens TCR/Mopar

115 Connor Kassik Lake Havasu, AZ Neverlift Motorsports Spike/Van Dyne

151 Jim Waters Salt Lake City, UT Neverlift Motorsports Spike/Van Dyne

Thank you to Kirk Spridgeon from USAC for comprising the above list. 

Fans can come out and watch practice for the Turkey Night Grand Prix and the inaugural 1-800LoanMart Street Stock Turkey Bowl for free on Wednesday night, November 21st.

The two nights following the 72 Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix, The PAS will host the inaugural 1-800LoanMart Street Stock Turkey Bowl with a purse of $22,500. Thus far. the Turkey Bowl has drawn entries from as far away as Iowa (a separate release on the Turkey Bowl will be coming within the next few days).

Advance tickets for the Turkey Night Grand Prix and the 1-800LoanMart Street Stock Turkey Bowl are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling: 1-800-595-4849. You can also order tickets online at: or

For those who live more than 100-miles away, the race will stream live at the following link for $14.95.
Interested fans can purchase their online ticket beginning Wednesday morning. 

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Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2012 season. 1-800LoanMart, 777 Racecars, Aaron's, Ahern Rentals, All
Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, Budweiser, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Comfort Inn, Day Construction, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Frazee Paint, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Prolong Super Lubricants, Scott Sales, Snap-on, Soboba Casino, Square H, Swedish Speed, Temecula Valley Pipe & Supply, Trench Shoring, US Foods, Valley Auto Salvage, White Nuckl USA and Zanzabuku Sports Lounge.

Video and DVD productions of all racing events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing or you can visit the web site

For more information call The PAS at: (951) 940-0134. 

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of October's Southern California Fair), approximately one hour east of Los Angeles and one hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds. is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment


November 21st - Practice for the Turkey Night Grand Prix - free for fans in the stands

November 22nd - 72 Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix for the Mopar USAC National and Western Midgets.

November 23rd & 24th - 1-800LoanMart Street Stock Turkey Bowl - $1,500.00 to win on Friday and $4,000.00 to win on Saturday.