PERRIS, California — The PAS Senior Sprint Car Series will cross the halfway point of it's first full season on July 4th at Perris Auto Speedway. Joining the Seniors on the triple header program will be the Amsoil USAC/CRA and the California Lightning Sprint Cars. In addition, the biggest and best fireworks sky concert in Riverside County will take place at intermission. Spectator gates will open two hours earlier than normal for the holiday show at 3:00 PM and the first race will be at 6:30.
The Senior Sprint Car Series is for drivers 45-years of age and older. Besides the safety rules, the only other major rule is all cars must be powered by a cast iron block 360 cubic inch engine. No tire, gasket or weight rules. It is an old school "run what ya' brung" type of racing.
"We are very happy with the Senior Sprint Series," Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian said. "They, along with the California Lightning Sprints are a fine compliment to the USAC/CRA show. The competition is great and it give guys an opportunity to race without a ton of pressure on them."
Through the first four races of the nine event season, Brian Williams of Newport Beach and Ventura's Bruce Douglass each have two victories on the famous Riverside County clay oval. Douglass sits on top of the championship point standings and carries a nine-point lead over defending champion Bill Badger, who resides in Santa Clarita, heading into Wednesday's event. Williams is third in the point standings with Simi Valley's Victor Davis and Yorba Linda's Wiley Miller rounding out the top five in points. Only 30 points separates Douglass from Davis and Miller who are tied for fourth.
"This class is growing around California," Kazarian said. "They first started it in Ventura about ten years ago and then we brought it to The PAS for a few shows last year. We like the job they did and made them a regular part of our show for 2012. Now they are debuting at Santa Maria on Saturday."
"There are more and more guys getting into this," the veteran promoter stated. "It is kind of like the PGA Senior Tour. Some former pro racers are in it. Then there are some guys who for one reason or another never did it before, but now is their chance. I hope some of the regulars from Ventura will drop in and see what they can do against The PAS regulars on July 4th. Come on down guys and race with us. Lets see what you got!"
Saturday's show will feature an on track autograph session where fans can meet, pose for photos and get autographs of all of the drives including the Senior Sprint chauffeurs.
Fans who live more than 100-miles away from the track can watch the race live on the Circle Track Network. http://www.circletracknetwork.com/ Those who live within the 100-mile black out radius or anywhere else can watch it "On Demand" 24-hours after the final checkered flag.
The entire 2012 PAS schedule is listed at the end of this release.
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Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2012 season. 1-800LoanMart, 777 Racecars, Aaron's, Ahern Rentals, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, Budweiser, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Comfort Inn, Day Construction, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Frazee Paint, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Prolong Super Lubricants, Snap-on, Soboba Casino, Square H, Swedish Speed, Temecula Valley Pipe & Supply, Trench Shoring, US Foods, Valley Auto Salvage and Zanzabuku Sports Lounge.
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.
PAS Senior Sprint Points
1. Bruce Douglass - Ventura - 228
2. Bill Badger - Santa Clarita - 219
3. Brian Williams - Newport Beach - 207
4. Victor Davis - Simi Valley - 198
4. Wiley Miller - Yorba Linda - 198
6. Ed Schwartz - Santa Fe Springs - 186
7. Bob Alderman - Santa Inez - 132
7. Mike Collins - Lake Forest - 132
9. Erik Rickard - Carson - 109
10. Steve Robinette - Vista - 39
2012 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE
June 30 - Off Weekend
July 4 - Firecracker 30 & Sky Concert: USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, California Lightning Sprint Cars, "The Power of Purple" Relay for Life Fundraiser benefiting the American Cancer Society
July 7 - Off Weekend
July 14 - Night of Destruction 3: Trailer Figure 8 Races, Figure 8's, Demo Cross, Auto Roller Derby, Rollover Contest
July 21 - PASSCAR Super Stocks, Amsoil Street Stocks, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Sport Mods
July 28 - California Racers Hall of Fame Night: USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, California Lightning Sprint Cars
August 4 - Off Weekend
August 11 - Off Weekend
August 18 - USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, California Lightning Sprint Cars
August 25 - Off Weekend
September 1 - PASSCAR Super Stocks, Amsoil Street Stocks (Race #3 "1-800LoanMart 2012 PASSCAR Street Stock Challenge), Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Sport Mods, CDCRA Dwarf Cars
September 8 - Night of Destruction 4: "Perris Leap" Trophy Truck Long Jump and Engine Meltdown, Trailer Figure 8 Races, Figure 8's, Auto Roller Derby, Demo Cross
September 15 - Glenn Howard Classic: USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, California Lightning Sprint Cars
September 22 - PASSCAR Super Stocks, Amsoil Street Stocks (Race #4 "1-800LoanMart 2012 PASSCAR Street Stock Challenge), Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Sport Mods
September 29 - Off Weekend
October 6 - Southern California Fair: USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
October 13 - Southern California Fair
October 20 - Off Weekend
October 27 - PASSCAR Super Stocks, Amsoil Street Stocks, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Sport Mods, CDCRA Dwarf Cars
November 1 - 17th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Practice
November 2 - 17th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals: USAC National Sprint Cars, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, California Lightning Sprint Cars
November 3 - 17th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals: USAC National Sprint Cars, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, California Lightning Sprint Cars
November 22 - TBA
November 23 & 24 - 1-800LoanMart Street Stock Turkey Bowl $15,000.00 purse