(APRIL 16, 2004, PERRIS, CA) Promoter Don Kazarian has announced that the annual Bagley Classic has been scheduled for Saturday, October 9th at Perris Auto Speedway. The Bagley Classic honors driver Jeff Bagley and his parents Paul and Helen.
(APRIL 16, 2004, PERRIS, CA) Promoter Don Kazarian has announced that the annual Bagley Classic has been scheduled for Saturday, October 9th at Perris Auto Speedway.
The Bagley Classic honors driver Jeff Bagley and his parents Paul and Helen. Jeff, the 1988 CRA Rookie of the year, lost his life in a sprint car crash while competing at Ascot Park in Gardena in 1989. Paul and Helen, longtime supporters of West Coast open wheel racing, lost their lives in a tragic sprint car incident last year at The PAS.
Steve Bagley, Paul and Helen's son and Jeff's brother, requested that this year's Bagley Classic would be held at The PAS. "We are happy to host the Bagley Classic," stated Kazarian. "Jeff, Paul and Helen were extremely popular with everyone associated with sprint car racing in the Southwest. We plan on making the Bagley Class a very special event."
The October 9th Bagley Classic will kick off a series of six straight special events for the Valvoline USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series. The following Saturday, October 16th, the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars will make the long overdue return of traditional (non-wing 410) sprint car racing to the over half century old Bakersfield Speedway. On October 23rd, the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars will contest the Wagsdash, one of the longest running and most popular events on the West Coast, at Jim Naylor's Ventura Raceway. The USAC National Sprint Car Series will join forces with the USAC/CRA Series from October 28th through the 30th for the 9th Annual Oval Nationals at The PAS and then again from November 4th through the 6th at the Western World Championship at Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix. The final race in the nearly two-month long string of elite sprint car events will be the prestigious Jack Kindoll Class at The PAS on November 20th.