PERRIS, Calif. – Promoter Don Kazarian and Perris Auto Speedway officials have released a 27-race schedule for its 26th season of racing on the West Coast this year.
Widely known for its long association with sprint cars, the open-wheel discipline leads the way with 10 dates this year. The AMSOIL USAC/CRA and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars will kick off the open-wheel portion of the schedule with the SoCal Showdown on March 26.
The PAS Senior and Young Gun Sprint Cars will partner and race together at each USAC/CRA Sprint Car show through the month of October.
The sprint car schedule includes several special dates throughout the campaign: the SoCal Showdown, the Sokola Shootout on April 30, the Salute to Indy on May 28, the inaugural Bubby Jones/Ray Sheetz Memorial on June 25, the California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night on Aug. 20 and the Sept. 17 Glenn Howard Classic.
The open-wheel season will close with the 26th Annual Heimark/Anheuser Busch Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction featuring the USAC/CRA and USAC National Sprint Cars on Nov. 3-5.
The wildly popular Night of Destruction presented by LKQ Pick Your Part will bookend the track’s 26th year beginning with the season opening event on March 5 and the year’s finale on Nov. 12.
In all there will be nine Nights of Destruction this year and each will feature Figure-8 racing, Figure-8 Trailer races, Mini Stocks on the road course, Demo Cross and the crazy Double Deckers. Included after two years off will be the annual Fireworks Spectacular/Night of Destruction on Saturday, July 2.
The 26th season of PASSCAR Stock Car racing will see eight nights of action this year. Headlined by the powerful and growing super stock class, PASSCAR nights will also feature street stocks, factory stocks, and for the first time, IMCA sport compacts
Fans will notice a change to PASSCAR nights this year. Except for the March 19 PASSCAR lid lifter and “Champions Night” on Oct. 22, the IMCA modifieds will be making six of their eight appearances on the same card with the AMSOIL USAC/CRA, Sprint Cars from April through September.
Another addition to the schedule happens on Sept. 17. For the first time in several years, Lightning Sprint Cars will be back at The PAS.
They will be joining the USAC/CRA Series and the IMCA modifieds that night. It will be the first-ever POWRi sanctioned Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series race on the famous half-mile clay oval.
For a complete schedule, visit http://www.perrisautospeedway.