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(Perris, CA, October 29, 2013) Facts and figures on the this week's 18th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway.

WHERE: "Southern California's Home to Major League Sprint Car Racing," Perris Auto Speedway on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (18700 Lake Perris Drive, Perris, CA 92571)

TRACK: 1/2 mile clay oval.

WHEN: Thursday, October 31, Friday, November 1st and Saturday, November 2nd.

WHO: The Amsoil USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars (Friday & Saturday), USAC West Coast & Southwest Sprint Car Grudge Series (Thursday), California Lightning Sprint Cars (Friday & Saturday) and PAS Senior Sprints (Friday & Saturday).

TIMES: Spectator gates will open at 4:00 PM on Thursday & Friday and 3:00 PM Saturday.

ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION $5,000.00 BONUS MONEY: $3,000.00 extra for the top four finishing 360’s competing against the 410’s on Friday and Saturday ($750.00, $350.00, $250.00, $150.00 each night) and $1,000.00 for the top three finishers in the PAS Senior Sprints and California Lightning Sprint Car main events on Saturday ($500.00, $300.00, $200.00 each).

TONY JONES HARD CHARGER AWARD: To the driver who passes the most cars in Saturday’s A main event.

RAY SCHEETZ MECHANIC OF THE RACE AWARD: Named after the legendary crew chief who had 10 sprint car championships and 155 race wins.

PRACTICE: Free for fans in the grandstands at 6:00 PM Wednesday. $2.00 pizza, beer and soft drinks.

PROGRAM: Qualifying, heats, preliminary and A Mains each night.

TICKETS: Available at the track each night, by phone at 1-800-595-4849 or online at:

ENTRIES: As this piece went to press 47 cars had been entered (complete list at the end of this release). More expected at race time.

PAST CHAMPIONS PRE-ENTERED: Mike Spencer (2012) Cory Kruseman (2003 & 2004), Dave Darland (2005 & 2006), Rip Williams (1997), Rickie Gaunt (1999) and Damion Gardner (2009 & 2011). Complete list of past winners below.

GRAND MARSHALS: World’s #1 Sprint Car Fan Shawn McDonald.

AUTOGRAPH SESSION: 3:00 - 4:00 PM Saturday on the front straightaway.’

HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST: On Thursday the 31st at the 360 Nationals, there will be free candy around the facility for kids who come in Halloween costumes and there will be separate costume contests for kids and adults.

CAMPING ON THE FAIRGROUNDS: $25.00 per night (campgrounds opened Monday)

TRACK PHONE NUMBER: (951) 940-0134

TRACK SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: Perris Auto Speedway; Twitter: perrisautospdwy; Instagram: perrisauto


Car # Driver Residence Car Owner

0 Kenny Perkins Phelan, CA Bill Perkins

1X Seth Wilson Las Vegas, NV Seth Wilson

2 Austin Williams Yorba Linda, CA John Jory

3 Rip Williams Yorba Linda, CA John Jory

4 Nic Faas Huntington Beach, CA Mark Alexander

4A Damion Gardner Concord, CA Mark Alexander

4G Charles Davis Jr. Buckeye, AZ Jerry Cook

4X Tracy Hines Wilkinson, IN Tracy Hines

5 Justin Grant Noblesville, IN Baldwin Brothers Racing

7 Cory Kruseman Ventura, CA Mark & Carmen Priestley

7A John Aden Apple Valley, CA John Aden

10 Richard Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Ron Vander Weerd

14 J.J. Ercse Lakewood, CA John Springstead

17RW Kevin Thomas Jr. Cullman, AL MDM/RW/Tri-Star Mtrpts.

17X Danny Faria Jr. Tipton, CA Danny Faria Jr.

19 Andrew Reinbold Phoenix, AZ Todd Underwood

20 Bryan Clauson Brownsburg, IN Tony Stewart Racing

20X Shon Deskins Waddell, AZ Shon Deskins

21 A.J. Bender Ramona, CA Richard Bender

23C Tyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN Tyler Courtney

26 Billy Blinn Santa Ana, CA Billy Blinn

32 Chase Stockon Elizabethtown, IN Chase Stockon

33 D.J. Johnson Stockton, CA Brian Johnson

36 Cody Swanson Covina, CA John Springstead

37 Matt Mitchell Yorba Linda, CA Matt Mitchell Enterprises

37X David Bezio San Diego, CA David Bezio

44 Cody Williams Yorba Linda, CA John Jory

39 Jonathon Henry San Luis Obispo, CA Cal-Sun Racing

50 Mike Spencer Temecula, CA Ron Chaffin

51 R.J. Johnson Phoenix, AZ Bobby Martin

52 Trent Williams Victorville, CA Ron & Brandi Williams

55 Nick Drake Mooresville, NC Troy Cline

55X Tony Everhart El Cajon, CA Tony Everhart

56 Ryan Bernal Hollister, CA Michael Phulps

58 Johnny Bluntach Rowland Heights, CA Don Bluntach

66 Rickie Gaunt Torrance, CA David Miller

69 Brady Bacon Tulsa, OK Dynamics Inc.

71P Dave Darland Lincoln, IN Phillips Motorsports

72 Greg Alexander Torrance, CA Chuck Tyler Motorsports

73 Jon Stanbrough Avon, IN JFM Incorporated

73X TBA JFM Incorporated

81 Marcus Niemela Rauma, Finland Steve Watt

88 Jace Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Ron Vander Weerd

91R Brody Roa Huntington Beach, CA BR Performance

92 David Cardey Riverside, CA Moose Racing

92M TBA Moose Racing

Geoff Ensign Sebastopol, CA

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Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2013 season. 1-800LoanMart, 777 Racecars, Aaron's, Ahern Rentals, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, Budweiser, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Comfort Inn, Day Construction, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Frazee Paint, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, McMahon’s RV,, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Prolong Super Lubricants, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Snap-on, Soboba Casino, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Temecula Valley Pipe & Supply, Trench Shoring, US Foods, Valley Auto Salvage, White Nuckl USA and Zanzabuku Sports Lounge.

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.

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1996 - Jimmy Sills
1997 - Rip Williams
1998 - Rodney Argo
1999 - Rickie Gaunt
2000 - Tony Jones
2001 - Bud Kaeding
2002 - Bud Kaeding
2003 - Cory Kruseman
2004 - Cory Kruseman
2005 - Dave Darland
2006 - Dave Darland
2007 - Bud Kaeding
2008 - Jesse Hockett
2009 - Damion Gardner
2010 - Chris Windom
2011 - Damion Gardner
2012 – Mike Spencer