By Scott Daloisio
(Perris, CA, June 15, 2021) The news that the State of California was opening back up after being shut down for more than a year is gladly welcomed by racetracks around the state including Perris Auto Speedway. For the first time since March 2020, fans attending this Saturday’s race featuring the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and PAS Senior Sprints, will be able to walk up and purchase tickets at the front gate. In addition, Saturday will be the first-time full concessions will be open. Spectators will be able to walk up to purchase their food and beverages.
“The crowds have been good under the circumstances and the racing has been great, but you have not been able to walk up and buy food or a beer from the concession stand,” promoter Don Kazarian told Dave Stall on Sunday’s Racer Radio Show. “But you will be able to do that this Saturday. There are some fans who do not own a computer or have smartphones. Some of them had no way to obtain tickets and they could not order from concessions due to the mandates.”
Perris Auto Speedway looks forward to the return of large crowds now that the state has re-opened. Charlie Watson photo.
Many fans had been coming to The PAS for years and had never purchased tickets online. When they were forced to do so due to Covid mandates when the track re-opened in April, many discovered they love the alternative.
“We have been selling tickets online for 25 years, but a lot of our fans did not know that, or they did not want to use the option,” Kazarian said. “Some of them were delighted when they tried it out. We have heard from quite a few of them saying they liked the option to purchase tickets online rather than standing in a ticket line when they get to the track. We expect that a majority of the people will now buy their tickets online. Likewise with our concessions. People could not walk up to purchase food thus far this year. They had to order using a phone app. There were some issues with the app at first, but thanks to Family Affair Concessions, they perfected the use of the “Fan Food” app, and it is now working great. Many fans using the app love it. They place and pay for their order from their seats. As soon as it is ready, they get a text to go pick it up and do not have to stand in line. Even though all the concessions will now be open, the “FanFood” app will still be an option. In the end, these choices will result in a better fan experience at the track for those who opt to use them.”
On the track, the last sprint car race at The PAS on May 22nd was one of the wildest in track history. Multiple lead changes, multi-car crashes and drama throughout sent the fans home thoroughly entertained.
“The USAC/CRA Sprint Cars always put on a great show,” Kazarian said while smiling. “That last one was one of the craziest in track history. Several lead changes, a seven-car crash that involved four of the top five including the leader. Another crash that took a subsequent leader out of the race. Brody Roa came from last on lap eight to win the race and Matt Mitchell and Damion Gardner coming from the back with eight laps to go to finish third and fourth. It was 30 laps of exciting Major League Sprint Car Racing. I think all the fans went home happy.”
Spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday with racing at 7:00. Adult tickets are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. For kids 6-12 it is only $5.00 and children five and under are free. The fairgrounds charges $10.00 for parking. Camping is available on the fairgrounds beginning at noon on Friday and costs $25.00 per night.
Online tickets for 2021 Perris Auto Speedway races are on sale at tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7.
Fans can stay up to date on track and driver news on The PAS social media efforts at the links below.
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Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the SoCal Fair and Event Center (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.
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:email@example.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.
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