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CAN STEVE KINSER GET A WORLD OF OUTLAWS 
WIN AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY?

(Perris, CA, February 18, 2012) With the legendary World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series set to make its only 2012 Southern California appearance in the "NAPA Know How SoCal Showdown" at Perris Auto Speedway on March 10th, there is one lingering question on everyone's mind. Will Steve Kinser ever win a main event on the famous Riverside County clay oval?

Asking that question about Kinser is not like asking the same for a proverbial back of the pack field filler. After all, the Bloomington, Indiana native is the "Babe Ruth" of sprint car racing. He has been champion of the World of Outlaws Series 20 times and has recorded a mind boggling 561 World of Outlaws main event wins from one end of the country to the other. However, The PAS has been a tough foe for the former high school wrestler and kung fu expert as he has never been the first to the checkered flag on his visits to the Lake Perris Fairgrounds.

"When you mention the World of Outlaws with Perris Auto Speedway, the name Kinser is synonymous with victory lane," promoter Don Kazarian said with a smile. "However, that was Steve's cousin Mark who dominated the win charts in the early World of Outlaws shows here. Steve came close a few years ago when he was leading the main on the last lap, but he tangled with a lapped car on the back straightaway and lost the lead and the race."

Last year, the wavy haired blonde superstar won nine World of Outlaws main events and finished third in points. With this being the World of Outlaws first race at The PAS in five years and their only appearance of 2012, if he does not get the win on March 10th, one has to wonder if he ever will. In June the grandfather will celebrate his 58th birthday and his career is certainly closer to it's last checkered flag than it's first green.

"It would be nice to say that "The King" has won here and maybe this is the year," Kazarian said. "Whether he wins or not, it is still a feather in the track's cap to say he has raced here. Make no mistake about it, he is greatest driver in the history of the sport. And, even at 57-years-old, more fans come out to see him than any other driver. They will go wild if he wins."

Kinser has had forays into other forms of racing. He raced in the Indianapolis 500 in 1997 and in 1995 he spent some time in the seat of Raymond Beadle's Quaker State car in NASCAR Winston Cup competition. Perhaps the most surprising win in his illustrious career came when he won the IROC (International Race of Champions) race at Talladega in 1994. Among the drivers Kinser beat at Talladega were Dale Earnhardt Sr., Mark Martin, Dale Jarrett, Danny Sullivan, Rusty Wallace and Al Unser Jr.

The list of World of Outlaws winners at The PAS is comprised of Mark Kinser, Johnny Herrera, Crag Dollansky, Danny Lasoski, Darryn Pittman, Jason Myers and Kerry Madsen. Could this be the year Steve Kinser adds his name to that prestigious roll? 

Fans can pick up an exclusive $5.00 off admission coupon only at NAPA stores in the Los Angeles and San Diego areas for the "NAPA Know How SoCal Showdown." The voucher also provides a free pit pass upgrade. 

Fans can order tickets online 24 hours a day at: http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=210&backurl=default.asp

They can also order via telephone by calling (877) 395-8606. 

Joining the World of Outlaws on March 10th will be the California Lightning Sprint Cars.

The entire 2012 PAS schedule is listed at the end of this release.

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Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2012 season. 1-800LoanMart, Aaron's, Ahern Rentals, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, Budweiser, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Comfort Inn, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Frazee Paint, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Prolong Super Lubricants, Snap-on, Soboba Casino, Square H, Swedish Speed, Temecula Valley Pipe & Supply, Trench Shoring, US Foods, Valley Auto Salvage and Zanzabuku Sports Lounge.

For more information call The PAS at: (951) 940-0134.

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one hour east of Los Angeles and one hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds.

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2012 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE

February 18 - Off Weekend
February 25 - "Sokola Shootout" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, California Lightning Sprint Cars

March 3 - PASSCAR Super Stocks, Amsoil Street Stocks, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Sport Mods, Super Four Bangers, CDCRA Dwarf Cars
March 10 - World of Outlaws Sprint Cars "NAPA Know How SoCal Showdown" and California Lightning Sprint Cars
March 17 - Off Weekend
March 24 - Off Weekend
March 31 - USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, California Lightning Sprint Cars, "The Power of Purple" Relay for Life Fundraiser benefiting the American Cancer Society

April 7 - Off Weekend
April 14 - PASSCAR Super Stocks, Amsoil Street Stocks (Race #1 "1-800LoanMart 2012 PASSCAR Street Stock Challenge), Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Sport Mods, Super Four Bangers
April 21 - Night of Destruction #1: Rollover Contest, Trailer Figure 8 Races, Figure 8's, Auto Roller Derby, Demo Cross
April 28 - USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, California Lightning Sprint Cars, "The Power of Purple" Relay for Life Fundraiser benefiting the American Cancer Society

May 5 - PASSCAR Road Course Challenge: Amsoil Street Stocks, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Sport Mods, Super Four Bangers
May 12 - Off Weekend
May 19 - PASSCAR Super Stocks, Amsoil Street Stocks, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Sport Mods, Super Four Bangers, CDCRA Dwarf Cars
May 26 - Salute to Indy: USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, California Lightning Sprint Cars, "The Power of Purple" Relay for Life Fundraiser benefiting the American Cancer Society

June 2 - Off Weekend
June 9 - Night of Destruction #2: Demolition Derby, Trailer Figure 8 Races, Figure 8's, Auto Roller Derby, Demo Cross
June 16 - Off Weekend
June 23 - PASSCAR Super Stocks, Amsoil Street Stocks (Race #2 "1-800LoanMart 2012 PASSCAR Street Stock Challenge), Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Sport Mods, Super Four Bangers, CDCRA Dwarf Cars
June 30 - Off Weekend

July 4 - Firecracker 30 & Sky Concert: USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, California Lightning Sprint Cars, "The Power of Purple" Relay for Life Fundraiser benefiting the American Cancer Society

July 7 - Off Weekend
July 14 - Night of Destruction 3: Trailer Figure 8 Races, Figure 8's, Demo Cross, Auto Roller Derby, Rollover Contest
July 21 - PASSCAR Super Stocks, Amsoil Street Stocks, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Sport Mods, Super Four Bangers
July 28 - California Racers Hall of Fame Night: USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, California Lightning Sprint Cars

August 4 - Off Weekend
August 11 - Off Weekend
August 18 - USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, California Lightning Sprint Cars
August 25 - Off Weekend

September 1 - PASSCAR Super Stocks, Amsoil Street Stocks (Race #3 "1-800LoanMart 2012 PASSCAR Street Stock Challenge), Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Sport Mods, Super Four Bangers, CDCRA Dwarf Cars
September 8 - Night of Destruction 4: "Perris Leap" Trophy Truck Long Jump and Engine Meltdown, Trailer Figure 8 Races, Figure 8's, Auto Roller Derby, Demo Cross
September 15 - Glenn Howard Classic: USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, California Lightning Sprint Cars
September 22 - PASSCAR Super Stocks, Amsoil Street Stocks (Race #4 "1-800LoanMart 2012 PASSCAR Street Stock Challenge), Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Sport Mods, Super Four Bangers
September 29 - Off Weekend

October 6 - Southern California Fair: USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
October 13 - Southern California Fair
October 20 - Off Weekend
October 27 - PASSCAR Super Stocks, Amsoil Street Stocks, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Sport Mods, Super Four Bangers, CDCRA Dwarf Cars

November 1 - 17th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Practice
November 2 - 17th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals: USAC National Sprint Cars, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, California Lightning Sprint Cars
November 3 - 17th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals: USAC National Sprint Cars, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, California Lightning Sprint Cars
November 22 - TBA
November 23 & 24 - 1-800LoanMart Street Stock Turkey Bowl $15,000.00 purse