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By Scott Daloisio

(Perris, CA, September 22, 2019) They say that “Time Flies” and “All Good Things Must Come to an End.” That certainly applies to Saturday night, September 28th, at Perris Auto Speedway, when LKQ Pick Your Part Presents the final Night of Destruction for 2019. The night of family fun will feature Figure 8 Racing, a Figure 8 Trailer race, Mini Stocks, crazy Democross and the popular Double Deckers. In addition, there will be a special Demolition Derby with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 P.M. and the crashing will start at 7:00.

Crazy Night of Destruction action at Perris Auto Speedway. Doug Allen Photo.
The added Demolition Derby will feature a twist as there will be an auction for someone to get into one of the cars and compete in the derby. Safety equipment will be supplied and all the proceeds from the auction will go straight to the American Cancer Society.

“It seems like we just kicked off the new season on a chilly night in February,” promoter Don Kazarian said. “Now seven months later, we are closing the best season of Night of Destruction to date. We have added two new classes this year, the Double Deckers and Mini Stocks, and they have proved to be very popular. In addition, our regular Figure 8 class has been adding fast cars. In August we had one of the best Figure 8 Trailer races in years and Democross is just as popular as always. It is sad to see the Night of Destruction season coming to an end.”

“The championships have been tight all season long,” Kazarian continued. “It will come down to the final night in four of the classes, so that, along with the Demolition Derby, is going to make it even more fun and exciting than usual.”

The only championships that are locked up or are close to being locked up, are the Overall Iron Man Champion and the Figure 8s. Kyle Cox of Huntington Beach has already sewed up the title in the Iron Man for the second year in a row and respiratory therapist Jesse Gordon of Beaumont has a commanding 37-point lead as he seeks his third straight championship in the Figure 8s.

Cox is trying to sew up the Figure 8 Trailer title for the second year running, but he has a precarious three-point lead over Gordon in the championship standings. Cox has one win in the first six races and Gordon has two.

Like the Figure 8 Trailers, Cox is trying to take the Democross championship for the second straight season. He has a tad more breathing room in that class as he leads J.D. Wilson by a dozen points. Crowd favorite Wilson, the 80-year-old retired airline pilot from Costa Mesa, has three wins on the year and Cox has two.

Despite winning three of the first six Mini Stock main events, Michael Hartfield of Menifee is 12-points behind Chino’s Alan Mahoney going into Saturday’s finale. In the Double Deckers, Mahoney and Rick Melgrin are tied for the lead with the popular “Couples Therapy” team of husband and wife Jason and Caroline Cahalan of Murrieta.

All drivers will contest heat races and main events at Saturday’s fun show.

Before the races at 5:15, fans will be allowed onto the racetrack for an on-track autograph and photo session with all the drivers.

Adult tickets are $15.00. For active military with proper id and their spouse or date, it is only $5.00 each. For teens 13-18 with their school id and kids 6-12, it is also only $5.00. Children 5 and under are admitted free. Parking on the fairgrounds is $8.00. Fans can order advance tickets 24-hours a day online at the following link or by calling 1-800-595-4849. This event will not sell out. There will be plenty of tickets for everyone at the ticket window on race night.

Iron Man Overall Standings
1. Kyle Cox – Huntington Beach – 987
2. Jesse Gordon – Beaumont – 687
3. Alan Mahoney – Chino – 533
4. Michael Schatilly - Whittier – 480
5. Lanny Savage – San Bernardino – 462

Democross Point Standings
1. Kyle Cox – Huntington Beach – 336
2. J.D. Wilson – Costa Mesa – 324
3. Douglas Schatilly – Whittier – 264
3. Lanny Savage – San Bernardino – 264
5. Tod Hughes - Wildomar - 261

Figure 8 Point Standings
1. Jesse Gordon – Beaumont – 357
2. Kyle Cox – Huntington Beach – 318
3. Earl Cox – Norco – 243
4. Kevin Cox – Ladera Ranch - 234
5. Anthony Guisa – Long Beach - 213

Figure 8 Trailer Point Standings
1. Kyle Cox - Huntington Beach – 333
2. Jesse Gordon – Beaumont – 330
3. Rob Multhaupt – Orange - 243
4. Michael Schatilly – Whittier – 231
5. Ken McWilliams - Menifee – 207

Mini Stock Point Standings
1. Alan Mahoney Chino - 315
2. Michael Hartfield – Menifee – 303
3. Chad Peterson – Rancho Cucamonga – 27
3. Joseph Hartfield - Menifee – 240
5. Dave Ausmus – Fallbrook - 222

Double Decker Point Standings
1. Mahoney/Melgrin – 231
1. Couple’s Therapy – 231
3. Lampasi/Weaver -117
4. Berna/Mudd – 111
5. Team Shadduck – Hemet – 57

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, Communication Innovations, 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, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sunstate Equipment, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction, VIA RV Service and Vista Paint.

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2019 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

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 11th PASSCAR Street Stocks at the Southern California Fair

October 26th 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