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By Scott Daloisio

(Perris, CA, August 20, 2019) The PASSCAR Stock Car Series, featuring Street Stocks, Super Stocks, American Factory Stocks and the IMCA Modifieds, returns to Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday night, August 24th, for round #5 of the 2019 championship season. At intermission, kids in the grandstands will be let onto the front straightaway of the track to collect candy from all the drivers. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 P.M. and the first race will begin at 7:00.

(the attached photo of Alyssa Smith passing out candy to a young fan during intermission at a recent race, is courtesy of Doug Allen)

Thus far in 2019, the premier series at the track heading into Saturday’s race, the highly competitive IMCA Modifieds, has been drawing one of the - if not the – biggest Modified fields in the state. The class has been growing ever since the track brought IMCA back as the sanctioning body in 2015. Through the first four races of the year, the Modifieds are averaging 26 cars. The highest amount of entries was 28-cars on July 20th and the lowest was 23-cars on May 4th. The season opener on April 20th produced 26-cars and the June 6th race pulled 27-cars.

Like the Modifieds, the Street Stocks have been drawing great fields this year as well. Through the first four races, the Street Stocks have averaged 22.5 cars per race with a high car count of 25 and a low of 21.

Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series star Bradley Morris continues to lead the championship standings in the IMCA Modifieds at The PAS. The Romoland resident, who is currently ranked 6th in the Lucas Pro 2 standings, has led the PAS/IMCA rankings since the second race of the year. At the last race on July 20th, the fast driving star won his first PAS main event of the season. Apple Valley’s Joey Haresky, who is looking for his first win of the campaign, is only 10-points behind Morris. Justin Dunn of Riverside, who kicked the year off with a win in the season opener in March, is currently third and is only 15-points out of first. The Apple Valley father and son team of Randy Thornell and Blake Thornell are currently ranked fourth and fifth. Father Randy, who was The PAS Modified champion in 2007, is still seeking his first win of the year. Blake, who turned 19 in May, picked up his first-ever PAS win two months ago.

In all, four different drivers have won the four Modified main events contested thus far in 2019. In addition to Morris, Dunn and Thornell’s victories, Bakersfield star Robbie Sawyer took a win on the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval on May 4th.

As the season progresses in the Street Stocks, it is looking more and more like it is going to be Blaine Whitson’s year. The Temecula veteran, who won the Street Stock championship in 2015, has opened up an 18-point advantage over five-time champ Luke Dodd of Riverside. The reason Whitson is in the lead is his consistent driving this year. Through the first four races, he has yet to finish worse than second with two wins and two runner-up results.

Popular Alyssa Smith, an effervescent Norco High School Senior, is currently tied for third in points with 2015 champ Stefan Davies of Murrieta. They only trail Dodd by five points heading into Saturday’s race. In the first three races of the year, Smith, who is 17-years-old, had a second, a third and a fourth. However, at the race in July, she got clobbered by another car and finished 13th.

Riverside veteran Fred Estrada continues to lead the way in the PASSCAR Super Stocks standings. A regular at Ascot more than 30-years ago, Estrada has an eight-point advantage over former Motocross and Speedway Motorcycle star Tyson Talkington who also resides in Riverside. Estrada, whose brother is back in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania umpiring the Little League World Series this week, has won the last two races in a row. Talkington, who had not raced a stock car in a decade before returning this year, has yet to finish worse than fifth. Beaumont’s Ricky Lee, Blaine Whitson and two-time class champ Dennis Wooldridge make up the remainder of the top five.

The tightest points battle all season long has been in the Factory Stock class. Defending champ Cameron Veatch is the leader going into Saturday’s race. Darren Meyers of Anaheim and Mike Burks of Nuevo are tied for second and they are only one point behind Veatch. Hemet’s Jason Cook and Swede Ogren of Anza are fourth and fifth.

As well as the big fields, the track has seen an increase in crowd size at the PASSCAR/IMCA races this year. As well as the great racing, the intermission may be drawing extra fans in as well. During the break in the action before the main events start, all the drivers pull their cars onto the front straightaway. They bring bowls and bags of candy with them along with their hero cards. Officials then open the gates so kids can go out onto the track to collect candy and photos from the drivers as well as get autographs.

All cars will contest heat races and main events on Saturday night. Also, if applicable, they will race B mains.

Tickets for Saturday’s race are $15.00 for adults. For active military members with proper id and their spouse or date, it is $5.00 each. Teens 13-18 with their school id and kids 6-12 get in for $5.00. Children 5 and under are free. Parking on the fairgrounds is $8.00.

Camping on the fairgrounds opens at noon on Friday. Tailgating will begin at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday.

Advance tickets for all Perris Auto Speedway events are available 24-hours a day online at or by calling 1-800-595-4849. If you do not wish to buy tickets in advance for any race, there will be plenty of tickets for everyone at the ticket window on race night.

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/IMCA Modified Point Standings
1. Bradley Morris – Romoland – 154
2. Joey Haresky – Apple Valley – 144
3. Justin Dunn – Riverside – 139
3. Randy Thornell – Apple Valley – 134
5. Blake Thornell – Apple Valley – 130

PASSCAR Street Stocks
1. Blaine Whitson – Temecula – 89
2. Luke Dodd - Riverside – 71
3. Alyssa Smith - Norco – 66
3. Stefan Davies - Murrieta – 66
5. Doug Kelly – Moreno Valley – 56

PASSCAR Super Stocks
1. Fred Estrada – Riverside – 81
2. Tyson Talkington – Riverside – 73
3. Ricky Lee - Beaumont – 50
4. Blaine Whitson - Temecula – 49
5. Dennis Wooldridge – Riverside -47

PASSCAR Factory Stocks
1. Cameron Veatch – Temecula – 80
2. Darren Mays – Anaheim - 79
2. Mike Burks – Nuevo – 79
4. Jason Cook - Hemet – 70
5. Swede Ogren - Anza - 64

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, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, K2 Displays, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Pepsi-Cola, Pole Position,, 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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2019 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

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

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

October 26 PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

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