By Scott Daloisio

(Gardena, CA, September 5, 2012) Rising Southern California Sprint Car talent Greg Alexander and rookie Perris Auto Speedway Senior Sprint Car racer Eric Rickard have joined forces on a brand new car that will make its debut in the PAS Seniors on September 15th. In addition to Rickard racing the car at the remaining PAS Senior Series events in 2012, Alexander will drive the car in two or three VRA Sprint Car races at the Ventura Raceway before the end of the year.

Alexander, a 23-year-old from Gardena, California and Rickard, from nearby Carson, have been working feverishly on the new car to get it on the track at The PAS on the 15th. Featuring a brand new 777 Chassis built by John Aden in Apple Valley, California, the pretty blue #13 will feature a powerful Mark Engle built 360 engine. In addition to this Saturday, Rickard will also pilot the car in The PAS Seniors at the 17th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals on November 3rd and 4th.

Alexander has two definite rides in the car at Ventura and another tentative date before the season runs out. His first outing will come on September 22nd. He will also be in the car for the final night of the prestigious All Coast Challenge on November 10th. The tentative date for Alexander will be on October 27th. If the Chuck Tyler Motorsports #72 that he drives in Amsoil USAC/CRA competition does not head to Arizona for the “12th Annual Parker Stores Hall of Fame Classic” at Canyon Speedway Park on that weekend, he will be in the #13 at Ventura.

Thus far, Alexander and Rickard have secured sponsorship for their new car from Da Kine Ono Grindz, Port Medical, Barnes Systems Inc., NNJFI Properties, 777 Racecars, Oil Twins Amsoil and Bondio Fabrication. They are still looking for more sponsors and if you would like to join this new team’s racing effort, feel free to give Greg Alexander a call at: (714) 610-4566.

While Rickard is racing the new car at The PAS on the 15th, Alexander will be back in the #72 on the USAC/CRA side of the open wheel triple header program. Even though he has only competed at the races at The PAS in the series and has missed a couple of those, Alexander is still 15th in the USAC/CRA championship point standings. Heading into next Saturday’s Senior race, Rickard is 8th in Senior points despite missing two of the races in 2012.