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  SPRINT CAR STAR MATT MITCHELL COMING BACK TO RACING AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY!
By Scott Daloisio

(Perris, CA, March 28, 2019) Perris Auto Speedway fans received some great news last week when promoter Don Kazarian announced that he had signed an unprecedented 20-year contract extension for racing at the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval. This week fans are getting another dose of great news with the announcement that star driver Matt Mitchell will be returning to contest USAC/CRA races at The PAS.


2013 Matt Mitchell photo courtesy of Doug Allen.

Mitchell, who will turn 32 in May, sold all his equipment in 2015 and has raced sprint cars sporadically for others ever since. He has devoted his time away from the track to his wife Lauren and their two young sons, Caysen 2 and Baker who is 16-months-old. In addition, he has poured his time into his business, Pit Boss Jacks, which offers the highest quality jacks for various disciplines of racing.

Fans remember the longtime Yorba Linda resident as a fast, hard-charging driver who wore a classy, pinstripe fire suit and who visited victory circle six times in USAC competition at The PAS. Included in those six wins were two triumphs in the prestigious “Salute to Indy.” Mitchell won the 2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series championship and finished in the top 10 in USAC/CRA points every season from 2009 through 2015. Included in that run was third-place finishes in 2010, 2011 and 2014. Fans can again expect to see his beautiful blue #37 in the thick of the battle when it returns to the track starting Saturday night.


“I figured I had more left and did not feel like I was done,” Mitchell answered when asked why he was coming back. “I am smarter now. I was younger when I was racing. I sold everything (cars, spares, hauler). I have been piecing it together and have built one nice car to race at Perris. I just want to race at Perris and maybe Ventura. No more traveling.”

The reason for not wanting to travel is desiring to spend quality time with the family. The dedicated dad said he only wants to race 12-15 times per year and not miss any of the boy’s “stuff” as they are growing up.

“It will be real cool to share (racing) with them,” Mitchell said. “Caysen will be there Saturday. He knows what is going on. He has seen pictures. The little one will not be there. It would be tough for my wife with both of them all over the place.”

Mitchell figures fans will see his vintage form when it comes to qualifying, but he does not expect to be 100% of his old self the first night.

“Probably not,” Mitchell laughed when asked if he would be 100% on Saturday. “I think I will be when I am on the track by myself for qualifying, but for me to be 100% getting around cars and getting my timing back, it will probably take a race or two.”

Mitchell is bringing back some familiar faces to be a part of the race night team including his father Nick, Mitch Johnson, Bobby Ferro and Cory & Jan Ballard. The Maxim chassis will be sponsored by Roy Miller Freight Lines, J.W. Mitchell Motorsports, Campbell Brothers Storage, Kaeding Performance, C.S.I., Sander Engineering and Don Ott Racing Engines.

Tickets for Saturday’s show, which include a free “World of Outlaws Fan Pit Pass” if reserved or premiere seats are purchased in advance, are available at the following link https://bit.ly/2rLFzex or by calling 1-844-DIRT-TIX.

Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the SoCal 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, 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.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2019 season. All Coast Construction, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, Harley’s Custom Cycles, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, K2 Displays, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Pepsi-Cola, Pole Position, Precision Engine of Temecula, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sunstate Equipment, Trench Shoring, Varner Construction, VIA RV Service and Vista Paint.

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Video and DVD productions of all racing sprint cars events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the website LoudPedal Productions.

DVD’s of all the PASSCAR/IMCA racing and Nights of Destruction at The PAS are available from Fourvideos. For more information call (714) 225-9500.

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2019 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

March 30th Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

April 13th “Sokola Shootout” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

April 20th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

April 27th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction II: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

May 4th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

May 25th “Salute to Indy” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

June 1st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction III: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

June 15th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

June 29th Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

July 4th FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction IV: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

July 13th Amsoil USAC/CRA & USAC Southwest Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

July 20th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 27th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction V: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

August 17th “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night” Amsoil USAC/CRA & USAC Southwest Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

August 24th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

August 31st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction VI: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

September 14th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

September 21st “Glenn Howard Classic” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

September 28th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction VII: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

November 6th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction Practice Session

November 7th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 8th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 16th “Champions Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds

*** Schedule Subject to Change