From Scott Daloisio
Perris, CA — The West Coast’s most famous hot dogs, Pink’s, will be available at the November 5th, 6th and 7th 14th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway. Known as the “Hot Dog to The Stars,” Pink’s has been a Los Angeles tradition for 70 years! However, this year the legendary hot dog will be a popular “Rookie” at the Oval Nationals.
Located at the same location near the corner of Melrose and La Brea since 1939, Pink’s is known around the globe. “Pink’s is a Southern California institution,” PAS promoter Don Kazarian said with a hungry smile. “Their hot dogs are legendary and their location is a tourist attraction. The line winds back in forth in front of the building rain or shine and you never know who you are going to see standing in the line with you. Movie & TV stars, famous musicians and politicians are there every day. This will be a special treat for fans visiting the Oval Nationals from other parts of the country as well as Southern California fans who are Pink’s regulars.”
The same night as the Oval Nationals final, Pink’s will begin its week long 70th Anniversary Chili Dogs for Charity Celebrity Event at the Hollywood location. The celebration will be 7 days for 70 minutes at 7:00 PM each night and the Pink’s famous Chili Cheese Dogs will be sold for .70c. Each night a famous celebrity will be making an appearance. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of hot dogs sold during the celebration hour will be donated to the charity of the celebrities’ choice. Among the celebrities who will be on hand are Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (November 9), Jason Alexander (November 11) and Bill Cosby (November 12).
The Budweiser Oval Nationals is three nights of intense, full points paying races for the USAC National Sprint Car Series and the USAC/CRA Series. The Thursday and Friday preliminary nights will include qualifying, heat races, preliminary and A main events. The Oval Nationals will culminate on Saturday the 7th with the final main events of the weekend including the 40-lap Oval Nationals Championship A Main.
In addition to the USAC racing, there will be a practice session that will be free for the public in the grandstands on Wednesday, November 4th, beginning at 5:00 PM. The Lightning Sprint Cars will race heat races on the 6th and a main event on the 7th. Also, on the 7th, there will be an on track autograph session, annual Corn Hole Tournament and two popular Southern California bands, Unit 287 and Causal Tease, will be playing before the races and during breaks in the action.
Advance tickets for the Oval Nationals are available 24 hours a day by calling 1-800-595-4849. You can also order them from The PAS office at: (951) 940-0134. On the Internet, tickets are available at tix.com or perrisautospeedway.com.
For more information call The PAS at: (951) 940-0134.
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Video and DVD productions of all USAC/CRA races at The PAS dating back to 2004 and including the last five Budweiser Oval Nationals are available from Jeff Kristensen’s Raceway Video. For more information on these productions you can call: (818) 618-9764 or visit the web site at: racewayvideo.com.
Perris Auto Speedway is 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, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds.
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OVAL NATIONALS CHAMPIONS
1996 Jimmy Sills – Placerville, CA
1997 Rip Williams – Yorba Linda, CA
1998 Rodney Argo – Gardena, CA
1999 Rickie Gaunt – Torrance, CA
2000 Tony Jones – Norco, CA
2001 Bud Kaeding – Campbell, CA
2002 Bud Kaeding – Campbell, CA
2003 Cory Kruseman – Ventura, CA
2004 Cory Kruseman – Ventura, CA
2005 Dave Darland – Lincoln, IN
2006 Dave Darland – Lincoln, IN
2007 Bud Kaeding – Campbell, CA
2008 Jesse Hockett – Warsaw, MO