(MARCH 17, 2003) The extended weather forecast calls for plenty of daytime sun with highs in the mid-70s and a cloudless night in Perris, California on Saturday. That is rare! And, that is music to the ears of Southern California Sprint Car...
(MARCH 17, 2003) The extended weather forecast calls for plenty of daytime sun with highs in the mid-70s and a cloudless night in Perris, California on Saturday. That is rare! And, that is music to the ears of Southern California Sprint Car fans who have had the last two shows plagued by rain at Perris Auto Speedway.
In town for this weekend's show will be VRA Sprint Cars, USAC Ford Focus Midgets and the IMCA Modifieds.
On March 1st, the last time VRA was at The PAS, rain started falling as the field took the green flag for the main event. When the rain did not stop, the main had to be postponed. This Saturday evening, it will be made up and will be the first race on the program starting at 5:00 PM. After the makeup main, VRA will contest a full program consisting of heats, B Main and another 30-lap A main event.
Saturday's appearance will be the last for the VRA Sprint Cars at The PAS until August's 360 Sprint Car Nationals.
The USAC Ford Focus Midgets will open their 2003 season at The PAS on Saturday night. The series, which began in 2002, features a full field of Midgets powered by identical Ford Focus engines. Thirty-eight year old Todd Hunsaker of Chino Hills dominated the action in the inaugural season winning five main events and finishing in the top ten in all 18 races. Hunsaker will be on hand to begin defense of his crown on Saturday.
The I.M.C.A. Modifieds will be making their first PAS appearance in nearly six years. Since exploding onto the racing scene in 1979, the I.M.C.A. Modifieds have become the calling card of I.M.C.A., thrilling legions of new race fans every year. These high-flying, open-wheel stock cars push the limits of power and excitement on short tracks from coast to coast. Racing in front of millions of spectators each year, I.M.C.A. Modifieds have gained a reputation for fierce competitiveness that is as unique as the car itself
Spectator gates at will open at 4:00 PM and qualifying will start at 5:00. Remember, to arrive early, as the postponed VRA main event will be the first race of the night.
Don't forget that at intermission the entire family can dance in The PAS Dance Contest with prizes for the winning dancers ages 12 and under.
Perris Auto Speedway is the world's premiere clay oval stadium. The fan friendly track features an amazing 60,000-watt digital sound system, daytime bright lighting, a wide variety of delicious food, clean restrooms and paved spectator parking. Best of all, the track supplies clean, wholesome family entertainment every Saturday night.
Advance tickets are on sale now by calling 1-800-595-4TIX (4849).
Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the freeway close Lake Perris Fairgrounds, home of the Farmer's Fair, approximately one hour east of Los Angeles. Take the 215 Freeway, exit at the Ramona Expressway and go east two miles to the fairgrounds.
For further information, please call The PAS office at (909) 940-0134.