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By Scott Daloisio

(Perris, CA, August 28, 2018) LKQ Pick Your Part will present the final Night of Destruction for 2018 this Saturday night, September 1st, at Perris Auto Speedway. The crowd-pleasing holiday weekend show will feature Figure 8 racing, a Figure 8 Trailer race, insane Democross, the track’s brand new 4 Cylinder Class and Formula X & CrossKarts. Spectator gates will open at 5 P.M. and the chaos will begin at 7.

Saturday’s program will be the final time fans will be able To see Figure 8 racing and Figure 8 Trailer racing until March of 2019. Thus, champions will be crowned in both of those classes on Saturday night.

In the Figure 8 class, Beaumont based respiratory therapist Jesse Gordon pretty much has his second championship in a row under lock and key. Coming into the night he has a 39-point lead over 2015 champion Earl Cox of Norco. Cox’s brother Kevin, of Foothill Ranch, is only three points behind his sibling. Another Cox, Kevin’s son Kyle who resides in Huntington Beach, Is fourth in the championship standings. Norwalk’s Ron Davis, who will race anything anywhere and at any time, is fifth. Basically, all Gordon needs to do is take the green flag in the main event to secure his second straight Figure 8 title.

Things are much tighter in the figure 8 trailer championship standings. Kyle Cox has a slender 11-point lead over Menifee’s Ken McWilliams heading into the final race of the year. Gordon is third, but is 27-points behind the leader. Nuevo’s Ryan Kinnett, who won the first PAS Figure 8 Trailer championship three years ago, sits fourth with Rob Multhaupt of Orange fifth.

Titles that will not be decided this weekend are the Democross and Overall Iron Man Championships. After Saturday, there will still be two Democross races this season on October 14th at the 105th Annual Southern California Fair. Going into this week’s Democross, Kyle Cox has a 39-point lead over Gordon, Costa Mesa’s J.D. Wilson, rookie Michael Schattilly of Whittier and Wildomar’s Weston Hughes, who are all tied for second.

High Desert driver Junior Pugh gets upside down at the last Night of Destruction. He ended up on all fours and finished the race. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

The Overall Iron Man Title, which combines the points from all three of the aforementioned classes, will come down to the two Sunday races In October. Gordon, Who is seeking his second straight championship in that as well, Kyle Cox by 10 points. Kinnett, McWilliams and Romoland’s Garrett McCourt round out the top five.

Kevin Madsen of Newport Beach has the Formula X & CrossKart championship sewed up.

The 4 Cylinder class will be making its second appearance on Saturday. The class was not announced until June and had more than 10 entries at its first race one month ago. From chatter on the Internet, officials are expecting more cars to enter this this weekend. In 2019, the class will compete all season long and will be a full points class that will see a champion crowned after the final race of the year.

Track officials urge fans to come out early to meet all the drivers, get autographs and take photos at the on-track autograph session that will begin at 5:15 on Saturday.

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 – 294
2. Earl Cox – Foothill Ranch – 255
3. Kevin Cox – Huntington Beach – 252
4. Earl Cox – Norco – 219
4. Ron Davis – Norco – 219

Figure 8 Trailer Standings
1. Kyle Cox – Huntington Beach – 285
2. Ken McWilliams – Menifee – 274
3. Jesse Gordon – Beaumont – 258
4. Ryan Kinnett – Nuevo – 219
5. Rob Multhaupt - Orange – Nuevo – 186

Democross Point Standings
1. Kyle Cox – Huntington Beach – 252
2. J.D. Wilson – Costa Mesa – 213
2. Jesse Gordon – Beaumont 213
2. Michael Schattilly – Whittier – 213
2. Weston Hughes – Wildomar - 213

Overall Iron Man Standings
1. Jesse Gordon- Beaumont – 765
2. Kyle Cox – Huntington Beach – 756
3. Ryan Kinnett – Nuevo – 532
4. Ken McWilliams – Menifee – 403
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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Video and DVD productions of the “Nights of Destruction” are available from David Blair Video. For more information on the productions call (714) 225-9500, or E-mail

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

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