PERRIS, CA – After taking last weekend off, Perris Auto Speedway is returning to action this Saturday, September 11th, when LKQ Pick Your Part Presents “Night of Destruction.” In addition to the racing, the track will have a pre-race remembrance for those who lost their lives 20 years ago in the terrorist bombings at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The 13 American military members who were killed in Afghanistan last month will also be part of the remembrance.
The September 11th terrorist bombings that shocked the world happened on a Tuesday morning. The famous Riverside County half mile clay Oval had a PASSCAR Stock Car Series race scheduled four days later. A decision had to be made on whether to race on that night or to cancel the show. After some talk, the decision was made to race.
“We had a tough decision to make about racing that Saturday night,” promoter Don Kazarian said. “We had a staff meeting and went back and forth on canceling the night or racing. We decided to race. It was definitely not an easy decision to make. But with everything that went on that week, we thought it would be good for the fans and racing teams to get their minds on something else for three hours. It was also good for our staff at the track. We had a ceremony at the beginning of the night honoring those who were tragically killed.”
It is hard to believe that Saturday will be 20-years since that tragic day. Those who passed will never be forgotten and they will be remembered once again this Saturday before the races at the popular Riverside County speed plant.
“We are going to remember all of those who passed away on 9/11 in a ceremony before the races,” Kazarian said. “We will also honor the 13 military members who lost their lives in Afghanistan last month. And we will recognize all active and past military members in the crowd along with all the first responders. All the racers are going to come onto the track with American flags and do two, three abreast pace laps before stopping in front of the grandstand for the National Anthem. In addition, the first 1,500 fans through the front gate will receive a free American flag. It is going to be an emotional night.”
Saturday’s program will feature Figure 8s, a Figure 8 Trailer Race, Mini Stocks, Demo Cross and the crowd favorite Double Deckers.
Spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and the 9/11 ceremony will take place at 7:00. The First race will start at the conclusion of the ceremony. As always with the “Night of Destruction” show, there will be an on track autograph/photo session from 5:15 to 5:45. All of the drivers and cars will be present and they will have free candy for all of the children during the session.
There will be plenty of tickets for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday. The event will not sell out. Adult tickets are $20.00. Kids 6-12 get in for just $5.00. Children 5 and under are free. The fairgrounds charges $10.00 for parking.
Advance tickets for these and all other races on the 2021 schedule are also available at www.tix.com
Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (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 online, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.
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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.
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2021 EVENT SCHEDULE
September 11th – LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VI – Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers
September 18th – PASSCAR SERIES – Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds
September 25th – “GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC” AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints
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 OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION – Practice Night
November 4th – 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
November 5th – 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
November 6th – 25TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH 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
NOTE: SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE COVID 19 LEVELS AND MODIFICATIONS REQUIRED REOPENING.