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By Scott Daloisio

(Perris, CA, July 24, 2018) When LKQ Pick Your Part presents the next to last full Night of Destruction at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday night, July 28th, fans will get a look at the future. In addition to the Figure 8, Figure 8 Trailer, Democross and Formula X and CrossKarts, spectators will see the maiden voyage of the tracks new Night of Destruction 4 Cylinder Mini Stock Class.

The new division will be comprised of any 1970 or newer American or foreign two or four-door cars powered by four-cylinder engines. The division will compete on the infield road course used by the Formula X and CrossKarts and it will be a contact class. Drivers will be allowed to spin, push, block and hit other competitors. Like its big brother Democross, there will only be four flags for the race. The green, white and checkered flags and, if necessary for safety, the red flag. There will be no caution flags in the race.

“It is something new we want to try,” promoter Don Kazarian said. “It will give a lot more people the chance to get out on the track and race. The cars are all over and can be had for cheap. The rules are very simple (link to the rules As long as we get 10 entries, the class will pay $500.00 to win the main event, $300.00 for second and $200.00 for third. I am not sure how many cars we will have to start with, but we have heard several of our regular Night of Destruction competitors are building them and we have received some calls at the office from new drivers who are putting cars together. It will be a fun class and I certainly look forward to seeing it become quite big as well.”

After the last Night of Destruction on July 4th, the driver to watch coming into Saturday’s program is Beaumont’s Jesse Gordon. At the Independence Day event, Gordon , who drives the popular “Batmobile,” scored a clean sweep winning the Figure 8, Figure 8 Trailer and Democross main events. He became the first driver in the history of Night of Destruction at The PAS to sweep all three mains in one night.

Beaumont respiratory therapist Jesse Gordon is closing in on his second straight PAS Figure 8 title driving the "Batmobile." Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.​

A rookie to the Night of Destruction wars in 2017, Gordon won the Figure 8 championship. In addition, he also won the Night of Destruction “Iron Man” title which combines points for all three classes.

Things have been working out well for the 26-year-old respiratory therapist in the Figure 8 class in 2018 where he has won three of the first four main events and finished second in the other. Heading into Saturday’s race, he is in the driver’s seat for his second straight title in the division as he has a 30-point lead over Foothill Ranch driver Kevin Cox.

In the Figure 8 Trailer class, Cox’ son Kyle of Huntington Beach is a mere two points ahead of two-time defending champion Ken McWilliams of Murrieta with two races to go. Gordon follows in third, but he is 21-points behind Cox.

As well as leading the Figure 8 Trailer championship chase, Kyle Cox currently sits on top of the overall “Iron Man” standings as well and carries a nine-point advantage over Gordon as they prepare for Saturday. The next closest competitor is 2015 “Iron Man” champion Ryan Kinnett who is 179-points behind the leader.

Adult tickets for Saturday’s show are $15.00. For active military with proper id, teens 13-18 with their school id and kids 6-12, it is just $5.00. Children five and under are free. Parking on the fairgrounds is $8.00.

Advance tickets are available online at or by phone at 1-800-595-4849. For those who do not wish to purchase tickets in advance, there will be plenty for everyone at the ticket booth on the 4th.

Figure 8 Point Standings
1. Jesse Gordon – Beaumont – 237
2. Kevin Cox – Foothill Ranch – 198
3. Kyle Cox – Huntington Beach – 195
4. Earl Cox – Norco – 183
5. Ron Davis – Norco – 174

Figure 8 Trailer Standings
1. Kyle Cox – Huntington Beach – 225
2. Ken McWilliams – Menifee – 223
3. Jesse Gordon – Beaumont – 204
4. Rob Multhaupt – Orange – 186
5. Ryan Kinnett – Nuevo – 162

Overall Iron Man Standings
1. Kyle Cox – Huntington Beach – 603
2. Jesse Gordon – Beaumont – 594
3. Ryan Kinnett – Nuevo – 424
4. Ken McWilliams – Menifee – 304
5. Garrett McCourt – Romoland - 288

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2018 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Ayers Hotel & Spa, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Champion Towing, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Flowdynamics, Full Throttle Scissor Lift Rental, Green Sheet, Greg Smith Equipment, 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 Temecula,, Scott Sales, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Original Tommy’s Burgers, Trench Shoring, Valley News and Vista Paint.

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Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the So Cal Fair and Event Center (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. For directions on MapQuest, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571. is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

2018 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

July 28th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VI - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing and Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

August 18th "CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprint Cars, PAS Young Guns Sprint Cars, California Lightning Sprint Cars and WRA Vintage Cars

August 25th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents the PASSCAR STOCK CAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

September 1st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VII - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing and Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

September 22nd "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprint Cars, PAS Young Guns Sprint Cars and WRA Vintage Cars


October 20th USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprint Cars and PAS Young Guns Sprint Cars

October 27th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents PASSCAR "Champions Night" - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and Modifieds

November 7th Oval Nationals Practice

November 8th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals "Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 9th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals "Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 10th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals "Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars