WM: scra: Perris preview 2001-10-06

(LAKE PERRIS, CA October 2, 2001) Southern California Open Wheel racing fans will be in for a special treat this Friday and Saturday night when the SCRA Sprint Cars and WorldCom USAC Western Midgets team up for a racing extravaganza at Perris...

(LAKE PERRIS, CA October 2, 2001) Southern California Open Wheel racing fans will be in for a special treat this Friday and Saturday night when the SCRA Sprint Cars and WorldCom USAC Western Midgets team up for a racing extravaganza at Perris Auto Speedway. Both organizations will be in action each night.

In 2000, The PAS staged its first ever SCRA/USAC doubleheader. That weekend proved to be a huge success for fans and competitors alike as 98 Open Wheel race cars jammed The PAS pits much to the delight of the crowd each night.

Both organizations will stage their qualifying runs on Friday night. The SCRA portion of this weekend's show will see heats, preliminary and "A" main events on both nights. Friday's SCRA "A" main event will be a 20 lapper with the top four finishers being seeded into Saturday's 30-lap "A" main and the JE Passing Masters Dash.

Northern California Sprint Car legend Brent Kaeding will be on hand this weekend to challenge all of the SCRA regulars. Kaeding, a second-generation driver from Campbell, California, is the 2001 Golden State Series Champion. Since 1982, he has won an incredible 24 Championships (NARC and GSC) in Northern California. This weekend will be one of the few times in 2001 that Kaeding will be racing without a wing.

Kaeding will have his hands full as all of the SCRA regulars will be on hand including point leader Cory Kruseman, Richard "The Gassman" Griffin who won last week's SCRA main at Santa Maria, defending Oval Nationals Champion Tony Jones, 1999 Oval Nationals Champion "Super" Rickie Gaunt, SCRA's all-time leading winner Rip Williams, Mike Kirby and a host of others.

The USAC WorldCom Midgets will be making their fourth and final appearance of 2001. The highly competitive racing series has produced three different winners in their first three PAS outings this year. Canyon Lake's Danny Ebberts, Robby Flock of Murrieta and San Jose's Thomas Meseraull have visited The PAS victory podium in 2001. All three will be back on Friday and Saturday. Ebberts holds a slim 34-point lead over Simi Valley's Alex Harris in the point standings.

The WorldCom Midgets will qualify and run their heats on Friday. On Saturday, their portion of the program will consist of a Last Chance, Dash, "B" main and 30-lap "A" main event.

Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM on both nights.

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds 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 call 1-800-976-RACE or (909) 940-0134.

-scrafan.com-

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Series Sprint , USAC
Drivers Danny Ebberts , Tony Jones , Cory Kruseman , Robby Flock , Thomas Meseraull
Teams Williams