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19th ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS TO BE TELEVISED ON MAVTV!
(Perris, CA, May 15, 2014)
When the Kazarian family opened Perris Auto Speedway in 1996, they knew the sparkling new racing facility would need a signature sprint car event. They came up with the name “Oval Nationals” and the inaugural event, which was won by National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Jimmy Sills, took place on October 18 and 19th of that year. Little did they or anyone else know that over the years the race would become one of the most prestigious races in the sprint car world. The race will take another giant leap forward when staged this November 6th, 7th and 8th, when for the first time it will be shown on MAVTV as part of the “Dirty 30” series.

“We are ecstatic that the Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction will be shown to racing fans around the country on MAVTV,” promoter Don Kazarian stated. “The Oval Nationals is a premiere event and this exposure will make it even bigger. It will be a tremendous boost for the drivers, the teams, fans, the track and all of the sponsors who will be exposed to millions of extra racing fans.”

Over the years, some of the biggest names in open wheel racing have visited victory circle at the Oval Nationals and it draws together top talent from around the country. In 2007, third generation Campbell, California star Bud Kaeding became the first driver to win the Oval Nationals three times. Last November, Indiana’s Dave Darland became only the second driver to win it three times. The only other multi-time winners in the first 18 runnings of the race have been Californian’s Damon Gardner and Cory Kruseman who each have two wins. Both of Kruseman’s wins came while driving cars owned by NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart. Drivers with single wins in the Oval Nationals are Mike Spencer, Rip Williams, Rodney Argo, Tony Jones, Rickie Gaunt & Sills of California, Illinois racer Chris Windom and the late Jesse Hockett of Missouri.

“When all is said and done, nearly every driver who has won the Oval Nationals will be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame,” Kazarian said. “Two of them, Sills and Williams, are already in there. As impressive as the list of drivers who have already won the Oval Nationals is, the list of drivers who have thus far tried and failed to win it is just as impressive. It is one of the toughest races in the world to win.”

The main man behind the scenes in getting the Oval Nationals onto MAVTV is Jackslash Media president Sean Buckley. A native of Ojai, California, Buckley pulled up stakes and moved to Indiana over a decade ago to follow his dream of producing videos and TV shows on sprint car racing. 2013 became Buckley’s breakthrough year when MAVTV, which is based in Corona, California, decided to air his “Flip the Switch” show which featured sprint car racing in Indiana. The network, which was founded in 2004, picked the show up for 30 episodes in 2014 and changed the name of the show to “Dirty 30.”

In 2013 the show featured only non wing racing in Indiana. For 2014, it will feature non wing and winged racing from across the nation. In addition, it was recently announced that USAC, generally considered to be the top non wing sanctioning body in the nation, has signed on and will be featured as part of the exciting TV series.

“We ate really grateful for the MAVTV deal,” Buckley said. “They have let us spread our wings a little bit. We have worked on the USAC deal for a while and were able to nail that down. The Oval Nationals is one of the crown jewels of traditional sprint car racing. It is one of if not the biggest traditional sprint car races of the year. It is in our home area where we are from and to be able to put it on TV and showcase it like this is a big deal for us and a big deal for a lot of people. It is something that everybody can benefit from.”

For more information on MAVTV, please visit their website at: http://www.mavtv.com/ and for more information on Jackslash Media go to: http://www.jackslash.com/

Budweiser Oval Nationals Winners
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
2013 Dave Darland

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

Camping for all events at The PAS is available for $25.00 per night. The campground will open at noon on Friday. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2014 season. 1-800LoanMart, 777 Racecars, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Prolong Super Lubricants, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Showtime Motorsports, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, Town and Country Golf Cars, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

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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 mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the web site http://www.loudpedalvideo.com/

Fans can participate for free in The PAS 2014 Fantasy League at: http://www.shorttrackin.com/. There are separate divisions for the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and the Amsoil OilTwins.com PASSCAR classes of Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and the Modifieds. Players can compete in as many divisions as they like. Prizes will be announced as they come in.

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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2014 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE

MAY
17- AMSOIL OILTWINS.COM PASSCAR SERIES Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, American Factory Stocks, CDCRA Dwarf Cars

24- "Salute to Indy" USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS - 40 LAP MAIN EVENT PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns & California Lightning Sprints "Power of Purple Night and The Drive to $100,000" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. First 200 Race Fans receive a FREE gift from the American Cancer Society

JUNE
7- NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's Spectator Racing

14- USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns & California Lightning Sprints
28- AMSOIL OILTWINS.COM PASSCAR SERIES Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and American Factory Stocks

JULY
4- "FIRECRACKER 40 & SKYCONCERT" USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS - 40 LAP MAIN EVENT - PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns & California Lightning Sprints - "Power of Purple Night and The Drive to $100,000" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. First 200 Race Fans receive a FREE gift from the American Cancer Society.

12- AMSOIL OILTWINS.COM PASSCAR SERIES Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, American Factory Stocks, CDCRA Dwarf Cars
19- AMA SPEEDWAY LONG TRACK NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

AUGUST
16-"CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns & California Lightning Sprints

23- AMSOIL OILTWINS.COM PASSCAR SERIES Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, American Factory Stocks, CDCRA Dwarf Cars

SEPTEMBER
6- NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's Spectator Racing

13- "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns & California Lightning Sprints
20- AMSOIL OILTWINS.COM PASSCAR SERIES Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and American Factory Stocks

OCTOBER
4- SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FAIR

25- "AMSOIL OILTWINS.COM PASSCAR SERIES Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and American Factory Stocks

NOVEMBER
5- Budweiser Oval Nationals Practice

6- 19TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER 360 OVAL NATIONALS - Presented by All Coast Construction -USAC West Coast & Southwest Sprint Cars
7- 19TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS - Presented by All Coast Construction -USAC NATIONAL & USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprint Cars & California Lightning Sprints
8- 19TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS - Presented by All Coast Construction -USAC NATIONAL & USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprint Cars & California Lightning Sprints
15- "CHAMPIONS NIGHT" AMSOIL OILTWINS.COM PASSCAR SERIES Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and American Factory Stocks

21- TBA
22- TBA
26- Turkey Night Grand Prix Practice
27- AGAJANIAN PROMOTIONS AND PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY PRESENTS 74TH RUNNING OF THE TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX - USAC NATIONAL & WESTERN STATES MIDGETS

Note; Schedule is Subject to Change