Perris Fan Appreciation Night this Sat. Oct. 16

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PERRIS, CA – This Saturday, October 16th, Perris Auto Speedway will be hosting “Fan Appreciation Night.” In addition to valuable prizes for the fans, including $1,000 to one lucky spectator, the drivers in the three stock car classes and the modifieds will be competing for their biggest winner’s purses of the year. At intermission, fans can come onto the track to collect autographs from the drivers who will also be passing out free candy to all the children in attendance. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with the first race at 7:00.

Saturday’s prizes for the fans will include the $1,000.00 giveaway mentioned above, four kids bicycles and several Perris Auto Speedway 25th Anniversary shirts. For the bicycles, there will be separate drawings for boys and girl’s bikes. Two will be given away to boys and another couple will go home with girls.

“We appreciate our fans and thank them for coming back and supporting us after we lost last season to Covid,” promoter Don Kazarian said. “They come out in the colder weather early and late in the season and in the scorching months in between. They have always been very loyal to us and this weekend we have some special giveaways to show our appreciation.”

Due to the generosity of an anonymous person, the winner’s purses for the PASSCAR Stock Car classes and the modifieds have been greatly enhanced in 2021. All season long this person has made it possible for the winner in the super stock and modified classes to take home $1,500.00 at each race. The winner of the street stocks has taken home $1,000.00. The factory stock class has always been a trophy class at the track, but due to the same person’s generosity, the winner of each factory stock main has pocketed $500.00 (second and third place finishers in the Factory Stocks have gotten $300.00 and $200.00 respectively). The great news is the same person has upped the prize money for this Saturday night.

“We, and I mean the track and the drivers, are very fortunate to have such a special person who wanted to give back to the sport he has loved for so long,” Kazarian stated. “He did so without any fanfare and asked to remain anonymous. We thank him so much for being involved. He added great bonuses throughout the season, and he upped them for this weekend’s event. On Saturday, the winners in the modifieds, street stocks and super stocks will each take home $2,500.00 and the second-place finishers in those classes will get $1000.00. In the Factory Stocks, the winner of the main event is going to receive $1,000.00 and second-place will get $500.00.”




Another bonus for fans attending Saturday’s races besides the prizes, obtaining autographs & collecting candy from the drivers at intermission, will be some extra racing! All main events have been extended by an extra five-laps. Instead of being 25-laps like normal, this week they will race 30 circuits around the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval.

“With all of the extra cash on the line we decided to add five extra laps onto each main event,” Kazarian smiled. “And it is just another extra perk for the fans who attend. They will be getting 20-more laps of exciting racing to watch.”

Saturday’s show will be the next to last for the stock cars and modifieds at The PAS in 2021. After this week they come back one more time for the annual “Champion’s Night” on November 13th. One championship, the IMCA Modifieds (the IMCA point season ends in September), has already been decided, and Buena Park, California’s Billy Griffin won that crown. Going into Saturday, Griffin leads the championship in both the PASSCAR Modifieds and the PASSCAR Super Stocks with the two races remaining. While other drivers still mathematically have chances, realistically the crowns in both classes come down to Griffin and one other driver in each discipline. In the modifieds, he is 12-points ahead of Norco, California’s Tom Smith. Rivalry between those two reached a fever pitch after the last race four weeks ago. In the super stocks, Griffin has a nine-point advantage over Riverside’s Tyson Talkington.

A handful of drivers are mathematically alive in the street stocks and the factory stocks. Realistically, it looks like it is down to Moreno Valley, California’s Brandon Kelly, and three-time class champ Curtis Dietzsch of Riverside in the street stocks. Heading into Saturday, Kelly is just 11-points in front of Dietzsch. In the Factory Stocks, Temecula’s Cameron Veatch is seeking his third straight title and has a 10-point cushion between himself and second-place Mike Burks of Nuevo. Jason Cook of Hemet is hanging on in third and is 20-points out of the top spot.

Walkup ticket sales are available for Saturday and there will be plenty of tickets for everyone. The race will not sell out. If you wish to buy tickets online for this Saturday or any other race on the schedule, you can do so at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7

PASSCAR Modified Points

1. Billy Griffin – Buena Park, CA – 290

2. Tom Smith – Norco, CA -282

3. Justin Dunn – Riverside, CA – 232

4. Alyssa Smith – Norco, CA – 230

5. Carla Laney – Torrance, CA – 220

PASSCAR Super Stock Points

1. Billy Griffin – Buena Park, CA – 152

2. Tyson Talkington – Riverside, CA – 143

3. Fred Estrada – Riverside, CA – 121

4. Dennis Wooldridge – Riverside, CA – 117

5. David Lord – Hemet, CA – 113

PASSCAR Street Stock Points

1. Brandon Kelly – Moreno Valley, CA – 161

2. Curtis Dietzsch – Riverside, CA – 150

3. James Altman Jr. – Lake Elsinore, CA – 135

4. Doug Kelly – Moreno Valley, CA – 125

5. Stefan Davies – Menifee, CA – 119

PASSCAR Factory Stock Points

1. Cameron Veatch – Temecula, CA – 158

2. Mike Burks – Nuevo, CA – 148

3. Jason Cook – Hemet, CA 138

4. Darren Myers – Anaheim, CA -126

5. Swede Ogren – Anza, CA – 114

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

Advance tickets for all other races on the 2021 schedule are also available at www.tix.com

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/

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank the following corporate partners. Ahern Equipment Rentals, All Coast Construction, Anderson Chevrolet, Battery Systems, Bud’s Tire Pro, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Heimark/Anheuser Busch, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Moose Racing, Pepsi-Cola, Performance Online, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.

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.

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.

mailto:perrisautospeedway1@gmail.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

2021 EVENT SCHEDULE

October 16th – PASSCAR SERIES – “FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT” Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

October 23rd – AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints

October 30th – LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VII – Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

November 3rd – 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION – Practice Night

November 4th – 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH BUDWEISER ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 5th – 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 6th – 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 13th – PASSCAR “CHAMPION’S NIGHT” – Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks, IMCA Modifieds

November 20th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V – Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers