scra: Jim Naylor named Oval Nationals Grand Marshall

(LAKE PERRIS, CA - OCTOBER 23, 2002) Don Kazarian, President of Oval Entertainment, LLC, announced on Wednesday afternoon that longtime Ventura Raceway Promoter Jim Naylor will be the Grand Marshall at the 7th Annual Temecula Valley Pipe and...

(LAKE PERRIS, CA - OCTOBER 23, 2002) Don Kazarian, President of Oval Entertainment, LLC, announced on Wednesday afternoon that longtime Ventura Raceway Promoter Jim Naylor will be the Grand Marshall at the 7th Annual Temecula Valley Pipe and Supply $100,000.00 - 100-Lap Budweiser Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway on October 31st, November 1st and 2nd.  

Naylor, 55, is celebrating his Silver Anniversary as the Promoter of the track commonly referred to as, "The Best Little Dirt Track in America."  According to Kazarian, "Nobody has done more for open wheel racing in Southern California over the past 25 years than Jimmy Naylor and we are going to salute him." 

After taking over the promotional reins in 1978, Ventura Raceway has seen many facelifts and upgrades under the guidance of the popular Naylor.  The picturesque track, which is located on the beach in Ventura, has been a favorite stop of many racing organizations including NMRA, SCRA, USAC, CMA, IMCA and AMA Speedway Motorcycles. 

Two years ago, Naylor created the Ventura Racing Association Sprint Car Series for 360 Sprint Cars.  In addition to a pro division, he instituted the Senior Sprints for drivers 45-years of age and older.  In those two years, VRA has grown in size, popularity and stature and is one of the top Non Wing 360 Sprint Car organizations in the nation.

Ventura Raceway will close their season this Saturday night with an appearance by the SCRA Sprint Cars.  In addition to the regular SCRA action, the 12th Annual Wagsdash will cap the night with a 30-lap main event. 

Money saving $45.00 three days passes (a 25% savings over buying single night tickets) for the Oval Nationals are on sale now and can be purchased by calling (909) 940-0134, 1-800-595-4TIX or by visiting The PAS website (www.perrisautospeedway.com) and clicking on the Online Tickets logo. Three-day passes will also be available at the track on October 31st for $55.00.

Single night tickets for the Oval Nationals finals, on Saturday, November 2nd, are on sale now. The cost is $30.00. You can order them by calling the numbers above or by visiting The PAS website.

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