Perris, CA — (February 24, 2015) — When Perris Auto Speedway opens its historic 20th anniversary season with the Sokola Shootout on March 7th for the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, PAS Senior Sprints and Young Gun Sprint Cars, there will be some special money saving deals awaiting fans.
“We want to give back to our fans for their loyal support over the years,” said Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian who was named National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Promoter of the Year in 2014. “So, in honor of our 20th anniversary season, on opening night we are going to knock 20% off the price of an adult ticket (normally $25.00) and charge $20.00. Also, when fans visit the concession stand the first hour after the spectator gates open (5:00 to 6:00 PM), they can buy a beverage or food item for full price and get another of that same item for just twenty-cents.”
The popular Southern California track opened on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds on March 30, 1996. J.J. Yeley, who raced in the Daytona 500 this past Sunday, won the first ever race at the track. It was a sprint car race sanctioned by the now defunct Sprint Car Racing Association.
The track is still promoted by the same family (the Kazarian’s) who opened the state of the art facility which was built in in a little over a month’s time. In this day and age, it is rare for a racetrack to be built and it is rarer for any promoter to promote a racing venue for a long period of time. Many tracks have closed since Perris Auto Speedway opened and others have had a seemingly revolving door of promoters, while The PAS has been guided by the same people from day one. In fact, it is believed that currently the only promoters in the state of California who have promoted a short track racing venue longer than the Kazarian’s are Jim Naylor at the Ventura Raceway and the Oxley family who promote speedway motorcycle racing on the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa.
“It sure does not seem like 20 seasons,” Kazarian said with a smile. “It takes a lot of hard work we have been fortunate to have a staff that has been together for a lot of years and they put in a lot of work. We have them and we have a great group of drivers and teams that come out and pour their hearts into their racing. Most of all, we have a wonderful group of fans. I say fans, but they are more than that. They are part of the racing family. Without them, we would not be here. They love the racing and they pull for their heroes like fans of other sports. This is their NFL, NBA or Major League baseball.”
The March 7th opener will the first of 11 dates for sprint cars at the track in 2015. There will be 8 stock car shows, 5 Nights of Destruction and one midget race on the schedule as well. Some of the key dates include the April 18th So. Cal Sprint Car Spectacular headlined by the World of Outlaws and USAC/CRA Series’, July 4th which will feature the USAC/CRA Series & the biggest and best fireworks sky concert in Riverside County, the 20th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction on November 12th, 13th & 14th and the historic 75th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix featuring the USAC Midgets on Thanksgiving.
Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM on March 7th and racing will begin at 7:00.
Advance tickets for all events at The PAS, with the exception of the World of Outlaws, are available 24 hours a day by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7. Advance tickets for the World of Outlaws can also be obtained via phone or online at 1-877-395-8606 or http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=558&backurl=default.asp
For more information on The PAS call: (951) 940-0134.
Camping is available for $25.00 per night for all PAS events. The campground opens at noon the day before each event. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.
Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2015 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Marjon RV, Pacific Coach Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods, Valley Auto Salvage and Valley News.
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