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CHRIS AGAJANIAN NAMED GRAND MARSHAL OF U.S. SPEEDWAY LONGTRACK CHAMPIONSHIP!
(Perris, CA, June 20, 2014) Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian is pleased to announce that Chris Agajanian has been named Grand Marshal of the American Motorcycle Association sanctioned “United States Speedway Motorcycle Longtrack Championship” at Perris Auto Speedway on July 19th. It will be the only time motorcycles compete at the famous Riverside County racing facility in 2014. Advance tickets for the prestigious race are on sale 24-hours a day by calling 1-800 595-4849 or clicking on the following link: http://pas.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=629504

The race will take place in California for only the second time since the closing of legendary Ascot Park in Gardena in 1990. Ascot was the home of the race for years and it was promoted by J.C. Agajanian and his sons Cary, J.C. Jr, and Chris himself. The race was annually one of the highlights and most prestigious events on the American Speedway calemdar. Run on the half-mile track at Ascot, the race was the only time riders could get on a big track after riding the tiny So Cal Ovals all season long. Like last year, this year’s race will be run on The PAS inner quarter-mile, which is much larger than all three of the weekly Southern California Speedway Motorcycle tracks. Last year’s U.S. Longtrack championship at The PAS was won by Corona’s Gino Manzares who is now a first year star for the Ipswich Witches in England’s Premiere League.

“It will be a pleasure to have Chris Agajanian as Grand Marshal of the only motorcycle race at The PAS in 2014,” Kazarian said. “Chris grew up around the racetrack with his brothers, learning the business from their father. He literally did everything there was to do at the track from selling programs, popcorn, manually operating the scoreboard and taking tickets. When the time came, he proved to be a “chip off the old block” and was a very successful promoter just like his father. When you think of the name Agajanian, you think of racing and great promotions.”

In addition to the United States Longtrack championship, Ascot promoted weekly Speedway races on the inner quarter-mile in the 1970’s into the early 1980’s. However, Chris Agajanian took a mighty step forward in 1985 when he opened Ascot South Bay Stadium on the northeast corner of the Ascot property, The ultra-modern facility was the home of Thursday night Speedway Motorcycle racing until the entire Ascot facility closed in 1990.

“Chris built Ascot South Bay Stadium and it took Speedway racing in Southern California to a whole new level,” Kazarian said. “With the exception of Costa Mesa, most of the tracks in Southern California, were Spartan like to say the least. South Bay Stadium was a jewel. It had day time bright lights, a fabulous sound system, safe walls years before NASCAR and Indy tracks did and the track had a wide variety of food. It was the place to watch races and to be seen on Thursday nights.”

Agajanian also took Speedway to the masses with his television show “Speedway America.” It started locally on KDOC channel 56. He then took the show to the Prime Ticket Network and finally ESPN exposing the sport to millions of new fans from one end of the country to the other.

“The show was a giant step forward for the sport,” Kazarian said. “It started local and went national. Chris was always thinking big when it came to his track and the sport. That paid dividends for everyone involved. When Ascot closed in 1990, everyone thought the show was over. That is, everyone but Chris. He took it to Costa Mesa in 1991.”

An in depth interview with Chris Agajanian will be forthcoming from this address within the next couple of weeks.

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, Marjon RV, Pacific Coach Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

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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


JUNE
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