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  15-YEAR-OLD WITH RACING TIES MAKES PERRIS DEBUT AT NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION
By Scott Daloisio

(Perris, CA, May 28, 2024) The “Craziest Show On Dirt,” Night of Destruction Presented by LKQ Pick Your Part, returns to the Southern California Home of Major League Crashing, Perris Auto Speedway, this Saturday night, June 1st. One of the entrants for the wild night of dirt track action will be 15-year-old Jason Sachs. The Wildomar, California teen has a family heritage that stretches back over half a century in racing.


Jason Sachs will make his debut in the Mighty Mini Stocks this Saturday. Kenny Lonngren photo.

Being around racing since he was born, it was only natural that the friendly teen would get the bug and want to race. That is like most youngsters who grow up around a dirt track. Unlike a small percentage of those kids, the Lake Elsinore High student is actually going to do it this Saturday at the clay oval he has been around since his birth.

Perhaps compounding the urge to be involved in racing is the fact that his late grandfather, Neil, worked as an official and photographer at legendary Ascot Park in Gardena, California. In addition, his father, Fred, has scored races around California and has been the chief scorer at Perris for the majority of its 28 seasons.

The high school wrestler purchased his car, a 2006 Mazda3, from a friend of his mother for $400.00. The car is #101, which is the number tattooed on his cat. He stripped the interior himself and has done other work. In addition, he has been a keen student, watching Joe Pack as he built and prepped the car for his debut on Saturday.

While this is being portrayed as his first time racing, that is not exactly true. Sachs raced a go-kart once at The PAS a few years ago. That is nothing like what he will experience in a full-size car, especially in the no-holds-barred world of mini stocks on a dirt road course.

“I was compulsive and bought something,” the friendly teen said with a laugh when asked how this all came about. “I basically stripped the entire interior out of it myself. I have also been watching the welding to see how that is done so I can possibly learn how to do that in the future. Joe has been helping me with what we can get rid of and what we have to keep. ”

Sachs figures he first went to the races when he was three months old. The first race he can really remember was a July 4th Sprint Car race when he was six years old. So, with the knowledge that he will be competing against veterans, many of whom have hundreds of laps on the track, he just wants to finish in a better position than where he starts and he wants to roll it back onto the trailer at the end of the night.

The teen hopes some of his high school chums show up to watch him in action.

“I have quite a few,” he said when asked if friends are interested in Saturday’s endeavor. “I am looking forward to seeing if any of them do show up. I would like to see how they like it. I have a few people who have never been to any kind of racing coming out on Saturday.”

“I am not nervous about it,” said his father Fred, who will be scoring Saturday’s races. “I am just disappointed that I cannot be in the pits with him. At least knowing Joe and those guys are going to be down there gives me a comfort level.”

Sachs already has a couple of names he wants to be mentioned at the races for helping out. One is MX Construction, as they are helping remodel his family's home after a fire last year. Also, Gusto Brasil, a bread company. Additionally, he wants to thank Joe Pack for all he has done preparing the car.

Another interested person in the endeavor is Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian. Like others, he has watched Jason grow up at the track.

“I am really looking forward to seeing Jason’s debut,” Kazarian said. “He is such a nice kid and is at the races a lot of the time up in the press box with his dad. He is very popular with everyone at the track,”

In addition to Sachs racing in the mini stocks on the road course, there will be crazy figure 8 racing, a daring figure 8 trailer race, a rough-and-tumble demo cross, and the wildly popular double-deckers. All five classes will feature no-holds-barred racing, where crashing is part of the game.

Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM, and the first crash will take place a few seconds after 7:00. For kids and adults, from 5:15 to 5:45, there will be a fun on-track free candy giveaway and autograph session with all of the drivers and cars.

Adult tickets for the night of exciting dirt track racing and clean family fun are $20.00. For kids 6-12, it is only $5.00, and children 5 and under are admitted free. Advance tickets are available online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7. They can also be ordered by phone at 1-800-595-4849. We will have plenty available at the ticket window on Saturday for fans who do not wish to purchase tickets in advance. The fairgrounds charge $10.00 for parking.

To keep up with everything happening at The PAS, please visit the track’s social media efforts on Facebook and Instagram and visit the website at perrisautospeedway.com.

Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of the Southern California Fair), 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 online, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.

2024 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

June 1st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

June 22nd AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES AND PASSCAR STREET AND FACTORY STOCKS

June 29th FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR AND SKY CONCERT” LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS THE FIRST 1,000 GUESTS WILL RECEIVE A FREE HOT DOG COUPON AND A FREE AMERICAN FLAG.

July 13th AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUNS SERIES, AND PASSCAR SUPER AND FACTORY STOCKS

August 10th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

August 17th BROTHER BRETT CLASSIC AT THE CALIFORNIA RACER’S HALL OF FAME NIGHT, AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUNS SERIES AND PASSCAR SUPER AND STREET STOCKS

September 7th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

September 21st AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUNS SERIES AND PASSCAR SUPER AND FACTORY STOCKS

October 26th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

November 8th 27TH RUNNING OF THE OVAL NATIONALS Featuring AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES AND PASSCAR SUPER, STREET AND FACTORY STOCKS

November 9th 27TH RUNNING OF THE OVAL NATIONALS Featuring AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES – JERRY DODD CHAMPIONS NIGHT, PASSCAR SUPER, STREET AND FACTORY STOCKS

THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

The PAS would like to thank all of its 2024 marketing partners.

Avanti Doors and Windows - https://www.avantiwindow.com/
Budweiser- https://us.budweiser.com/
Chris’s Hauling
Ed Pink Racing Engines – edpink.com
Flowdynamics - http://www.flowdynamicsonline.com/
GAS Chassis
Heimark Distributors - https://heimark.com/
Hoosier Tire - https://www.hoosiertire.com/
Jugo Superfoods – https://jugobrands.com/
Living Waters Hospice - https://livingwatershospice.com/
LKQ Pick Your Part - https://www.lkqpickyourpart.com/
Marjon RV’s - https://marjonrvs.com/
Mike’s Produce
Performance Online - https://www.performanceonline.com/
Premier Medical Transportation - https://pmtpremier.com/
Sunoco Race Fuels - https://www.sunocoracefuels.com/
Symbiosis - https://symbiosiscare.com/
Trench Shoring - https://www.trenchshoring.com/
Team Stites - https://teamstites.com/
Vista Paint - https://www.vistapaint.com/
Wind N Sea Towing - https://windnseatowing.com/
4 Wheel Parts - https://www.4wheelparts.com/

For information on 2024 billboard advertising at The PAS, please call 951-940-0134 and ask for Charlie Watson.

Fans can stay up to date on track and driver news on The PAS social media efforts at the links below.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl 

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/perrisautospeedway/ 

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/ 

DVDs 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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