By Scott Daloisio
(Perris, CA, November 2, 2021) Facts on the 25th Annual Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented By All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway
EVENT: 25th Annual Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction
WHERE: “The Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing,” Perris Auto Speedway on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (18700 Lake Perris Drive, Perris, CA 92571)
TRACK: 1/2-mile clay oval.
WHEN: Thursday, November 4, Friday November 5 and Saturday November 6.
PROGRAM: Qualifying, heats, preliminary and A Mains each night.
PRACTICE: Free for fans in the grandstands at 5:00 PM Wednesday, November 3. $2.00 pizza, beer and soft drinks.
WHO: The Amsoil USAC CRA & National Sprint Cars
SANCTIONING BODY: United States Auto Club (USAC)
TIMES: Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM each day with racing at 7:00.
PURSE: $98,220.00. $5,000.00 to win and $500.00 to start the A mains on Thursday and Friday. $10,000.00 to win and $1,000.00 to start the A main on Saturday.
RAY SCHEETZ MECHANIC OF THE RACE AWARD: Named after the legendary crew chief who had 10 sprint car championships and 155 race wins.
DEAN THOMPSON HIGH POINTS AWARD: Named after the National Sprint Car Hall of Famer. The award goes to the driver who accumulates the most points in the preliminary nights.
BILL AND EVELYN PRATT MAIN EVENTS: Named after longtime car owners and officials Bill and Evelyn Pratt. Thursday’s main will be the “Bill Pratt Main Event” and Friday’s main will be the “Evelyn Pratt Main Event.”
TICKETS: Advance tickets available by phone at 1-800-595-4849 or online at: https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7. There will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window all three nights. We will not sell out.
ENTRIES: As this piece went to press 34 cars from eight states have pre-entered (complete entry list below).
DEFENDING CHAMPION: C.J. Leary from Greenfield, Indiana
PAST CHAMPION PRE ENTERED: C.J. Leary (2019), Kevin Thomas Jr, (2017, 2018), Damion Gardner (2009, 2011, 2016), and Chris Windom (2010). Complete list of past winners below.
CAMPING ON THE FAIRGROUNDS: $25.00 per night on the grassy area outside of turn four. The campground opens at noon on Wednesday, November 6.
TRACK PHONE NUMBER: (951) 940-0134
TRACK WEBSITE: http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/
TRACK SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: Perris Auto Speedway; Twitter: perrisautospdwy; Instagram: perrisautospeedway
Oval Nationals Winners
1996 – Jimmy Sills
1997 – Rip Williams
1998 – Rodney Argo
1999 – Rickie Gaunt
2000 – Tony Jones
2001 – Bud Kaeding
2002 – Bud Kaeding
2003 – Cory Kruseman
2004 – Cory Kruseman
2005 – Dave Darland
2006 – Dave Darland
2007 – Bud Kaeding
2008 – Jesse Hockett
2009 – Damion Gardner
2010 – Chris Windom
2011 – Damion Gardner
2012 – Mike Spencer
2013 – Dave Darland
2014 – Robert Ballou
2015 – Bryan Clauson
2016 – Damion Gardner
2017 – Kevin Thomas Jr.
2018 – Kevin Thomas Jr.
2019 – C.J. Leary
25th Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals Early Entry List
Car Driver City & State Entrant
1 Damion Gardner Concord, CA Mark Alexander
2 Chase Johnson Penngrove, CA Jack Yeley
4 Justin Grant Ion, CA Topp Motorsports
4 Jake Hodges Camarillo, CA Jake Hodges
4G Chris Gansen Verdemont Heights, CA Gansen Motorsports
5 Logan Seavey Sutter, CA Baldwin Brothers Racing
5X Alex Banales W. Lafayette, IN Baldwin Brothers Racing
5X Tommy Malcolm Corona, CA Dino Napier
9K Kevin Thomas Jr. Cullman, AL KT Motorsports
12 Stevie Sussex Tempe, AZ Robbie & Gaye Allen
17V Danny Faria Tipton, CA Hollywood Motorsports
19 Chris Windom Canton, IL Brodie Hayward
19AZ Tanner Thorson Minden, NV Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports
21 A.J. Bender San Diego, CA Rich Bender
21AZ Jake Swanson Anaheim, CA Mike Burkhardt
25 Chris Muraoka Waianae, HI Sure Can LLC
37 Matt Mitchell Yorba Linda, CA JW Mitchell Motorsports
38 Tye Mihocko Peoria, AZ Glenn Crossno
39E Kyle Edwards Fountain Valley, CA Gordon Edwards
44 Cody Williams Norco, CA Cody Williams
47 Charles Davis Jr. Buckeye, AZ Charles Davis Jr.
51 RJ Johnson Laveen, AZ Ricky Johnson
51T Eddie Tafoya Jr. Chino Hills, CA Eddie Tafoya Sr.
52V Trent Williams Apple Valley, CA Ron & Brandi Williams
69 Brady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK Dynamics
72 Austin Grabowski Riverside, CA Austin Grabowski
74 Shane Sexton Warner Springs, CA Shane Sexton
74X Shane Cottle Kansas, IL Hodges Automotive
77M C.J. Leary Greenfield, IN Michael Motorsports
91R Brody Roa Garden Grove, CA BR Performance
92 Austin Williams Yorba Linda, CA Moose Racing
92M TBA Moose Racing
98 Verne Sweeney Lomita, CA Ken Tracy
11-0 Ikaika O’Brien Aiea, HI Ikaika O’Brien
There will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window all three nights of the race. For fans who wish, advance tickets are available online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. In addition, there will a practice session for Oval Nationals only cars on Wednesday November 3rd that will be free for fans it the grandstands.
Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of the Southern California Fair), 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.
Advance tickets for all other races on the 2021 schedule are also available at www.tix.com
Fans can stay up to date on track and driver news on The PAS social media efforts at the links below.
Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.
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.