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By Scott Daloisio
(Perris, CA, October 17, 2017) This Saturday night, October 21st, the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars will be getting their final Perris Auto Speedway tune-up for November’s 22nd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction. For the show that also includes the PAS Senior and Young Gun Sprint Cars, track officials are urging fans and race teams to bring American flags for the pre-race ceremonies. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 P.M. and the first race will start at 7:00.

The idea for the fans and race teams to bring American flags stemmed from an idea 2016 PAS/IMCA Modified Champion Chuck Becker came up with. Seeing what was going on in other sports during the National Anthem, the Yucaipa based driver made a suggestion to have drivers in the first race at the October 28th stock car race stand next to their cars during the anthem. PAS officials liked the idea and expanded on it as well.

“Chuck Becker’s idea got the ball rolling,” promoter Don Kazarian said. “We liked the thought and decided to expand on it. This Saturday at the sprint car race and at the October 28th stock car race, we are not only having the drivers from the first race standing next to their cars for the National Anthem but, we are going to put every driver and car at the track on the front straight. We anticipate that all of them will be sporting American flags and we hope the fans do so as well. We experience a tremendous show of patriotism from our fans and teams every year for our July 4th show and we expect the same the next two Saturday nights. It is going to be fun”

Concord’s Damion Gardner holds a 94-point lead over Garden Grove’s Brody Roa heading into Saturday’s USAC/CRA race at Perris Auto Speedway. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

On the racing side of the program, Saturday will be the eighth USAC/CRA race at the track this year. Three different drivers - Damion Gardner of Concord, R.J. Johnson of Laveen, Arizona and Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia - have posted the wins. Gardner and Johnson have three wins apiece. Vander Weerd won the other USAC/CRA race at the track in March.

Gardner, who is seeking his fifth straight USAC/CRA title and sixth overall, will bring a 94-point lead over Garden Grove’s Brody Roa into Saturday’s show. Anaheim’s Jake Swanson is third and is only two points behind Roa. Temecula’s Mike Spencer and Austin Williams of Yorba Linda round out the top five.

The PAS Senior and Young Gun Sprints will complete their 2017 seasons on Saturday. Canyon County racer Richard McCormick and Acton college student Hannah Mayhew already have one hand on the championship trophy in their respective classes heading into Saturday. McCormick is 33-points ahead of Palmdale’s Rick Hendrix in the Seniors and Mayhew holds a 19-point advantage over West Covina’s Joel Rayborne in the Young Guns.

Adult tickets for Saturday’s race are $25.00. Seniors 65 and older get in for $20.00. Active military members with proper id, teens 13-18 with their school id and gets age 6-12 get in for $5.00. Children 5 and under are free. Parking on the fairgrounds is $8.00.

Advanced tickets for Saturday’s event are available 24-hours a day by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at For those who do not wish to purchase advance tickets, there will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday.

Amsoil USAC/CRA Point Standings
1. Damion Gardner – Concord, CA – 1,217
2. Brody Roa – Garden Grove, CA – 1,123
3. Jake Swanson – Anaheim, CA – 1,121
4. Mike Spencer – Temecula, CA – 941
5. Austin Williams – Yorba Linda, CA – 831
6. Cody Williams – Yorba Linda, CA – 778
7. Logan Williams – Yorba Linda, CA – 725
8. Max Adams - Loomis, CA – 667
9. Chris Gansen – Verdemont Heights, CA - 649
10. Mike McCarthy - Riverside, CA – 560

PAS Senior Sprint Car Point Standings
1. Richard McCormick – Canyon Country, CA - 380
2. Rick Hendrix – Palmdale, CA - 347
3. Ed Schwarz – Santa Fe Springs, CA - 322
4. John Aden – Apple Valley, CA - 308
5. Danny Parrish – Fairbanks, AK - 204

PAS Young Gun Sprint Car Point Standings
1. Hannah Mayhew – Acton, CA – 418
2. Joel Rayborne – West Covina, CA - 399
3. Blade Hildebrand – Yucca Valley - CA – 332
4. Daniel Anderson Venice, CA - 114
5. Malyssa Perkins – Oak Hills, CA – 102

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2017 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Flowdynamics, Full Throttle Scissor Lift Rental, Green Sheet, Harley’s Custom Cycles, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Indiana Truck Salvage, K&N Engineering, Living Water’s Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moreno Valley Magazine of Values, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, Precision Engine of Murrieta,, Scott Sales, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Original Tommy’s Burgers, Trench Shoring, Valley News, Vista Paint and Weedmaps.

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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.


October 21st USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

October 28th PASSCAR "Champions Night” - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and Modifieds

November 8th Oval Nationals Practice

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 10th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 11th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"