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(Perris, CA, August 6, 2014) Hard as it is to believe, America’s premiere traditional sprint car race, the 19th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction, is only three months away and promoter Don Kazarian is pleased to announce a hefty increase in the race purse. The total purse is $91,000.00 with the winner taking $20,000.00. The race will pay $1,000.00 to start.

America’s premiere traditional sprint car race, the Oval Nationals is also the biggest motorsports event in Riverside County. This year’s edition will feature the USAC West Coast and Southwest Sprint Cars on November 6th and the USAC Amsoil National and CRA Sprint Cars on November 7th and 8th. The PAS Senior Sprints and California Lightning Sprint Cars will also be in action on the 7th and 8th.

The $20,000.00 winner’s share of the purse from the 40-lap main event on November 8th is up from the $15,000.00 it paid to win in 2013. The total purse for the 410 portion of the show and the entry blank are posted at the end of this press release.

In addition to Saturday’s big money payday, Friday’s preliminary main will pay $5,000.00 to win and $500.00 to start. The total purse is $91,115.00 for the two nights of racing. A separate purse will be announced for the Thursday night 360 portion of the program featuring the USAC West Coast and Southwest Sprint Car Series.’

“This is great news for drivers and fans alike,” promoter Don Kazarian said with a grin. “This will once again elevate the Oval Nationals into one of if not the best paydays in traditional sprint car racing and it should add some more top drivers to what already is a superstar field. It is a win win-win situation for everyone involved. The racing at the Oval Nationals is always off the hook and this should make it even better as hard as that is to believe. There is so much prestige associated with winning the Oval Nationals from the bragging rights to the much sought after eagle trophies to the winning owner & driver and the winning crew chief gets the Ray Scheetz Award. Now throw in a minimum of $20,000.00 for the win on the final night.”

Three time Oval Nationals champion Dave Darland of Lincoln, Indiana (on the inside) and Noblesville, Indiana’s Bryan Clauson fight for the lead at the 2013 Ovals that Darland eventually won. Media please feel free to publish this photo and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

The jump in the purse comes from presenting sponsor All Coast Construction.

“Mike Grosswendt, who owns All Coast Construction, is probably more passionate about 410 sprint car racing than anyone I know,” Kazarian said. “His voice exudes his love of the sport when you talk to him. He called and said he wanted to bump the purse up for the Oval Nationals and he jumped in with both feet. This means a lot to everyone involved from the drivers to the fans and everyone in between. A huge thank you is in order to “Big Mike.”

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, 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. is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment

The 2014 Oval Nationals Entry Form is at