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KRUSEMAN GOES FOR 50th PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY WIN JULY 4th!
(Perris, CA, July 2, 2013) When the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars return to Perris Auto Speedway, “The Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing,” this Thursday, July 4th, one of the living legends of the sport will be seeking a landmark victory. Cory Kruseman will be shooting for his 50th ever main event win at the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval.

Kruseman’s 49 victories are more than any driver in any division that has competed at the facility, which is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds, since it opened 17-years ago. Second on the all-time win list is National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Rip Williams who has 47. Those two drivers also top the all-time win list for the July 4th “Firecracker” races at The PAS. Kruseman has won five of the previous 17 while Williams has three. Kruseman’s last triumph in the holiday classic came in 2009, while Williams last took the trophy back home to Yorba Linda in 2003.

Kruseman, a 42-year-old who resides in Ventura, will be making his first PAS appearance since March 9th when he was involved in turn two crash at the track. While the accident did not look that violent from the stands, it sent him to the sidelines with a broken shoulder. The injury kept him out of action until he placed 6th in Watsonville and 10th at Santa Maria on June 14th and 15th.

“It will be great to see Cory back at The PAS this Saturday,” promoter Don Kazarian said. “The fans love him and he adds so much to the show on and off the track. He is a great driver who goes about it in a totally professional way. His equipment is always top notch and ready to win and he is sensational with the fans. When all is said and done, he is a for sure National Sprint Car Hall of Famer.”

The complete list of the Firecracker winners at The PAS
1996 – Cory Kruseman
1997 – Rip Williams
1998 – Troy Cline
1999 – Rip Williams
2000 – Cory Kruseman
2001 – Cory Kruseman
2002 – Rickie Gaunt
2003 – Rip Williams
2004 – Damion Gardner
2005 – Cory Kruseman
2006 – Tony Jones
2007 – Tony Jones
2008 – Danny Sheridan
2009 – Cory Kruseman
2010 – David Cardey
2011 - Mike Spencer
2012 – Mike Spencer

The PAS Senior Sprint Cars, PAS Young Gun Sprint Cars and California Lightning Sprint Cars will also be on the card. In addition, the biggest and best fireworks sky concert in Riverside County will blast into the night sky around 9:00 PM.

Spectator gates will open two hours earlier than normal at 3:00 PM. There will be an on track autograph session, games for the kids with racers, a poster designing contest with the kids and live music. The first race will start at 6:30.

Amsoil USAC/CRA Points
1. Damion Gardner – Concord, CA – 739
2. Nic Faas – Huntington Beach, CA – 688
3. Bud Kaeding - Campbell, CA – 564
4. Mike Spencer - Temecula, CA – 558
5. Matt Mitchell – Yorba Linda, CA – 467
6. Cody Williams – Yorba Linda, CA – 423
7. Austin Williams – Yorba Linda, CA – 415
8. Brody Roa – Buena Park, CA – 384
9. Ryan Bernal – Hollister, CA – 359
10. Richard Vander Weerd – Visalia, CA – 309

PAS Senior Sprints
1. Rick Hendrix – Palmdale, CA - 231
2. Bruce Douglass – Ventura, CA - 216
2. Ed Schwarz – Santa Fe Springs, CA - 210
4. Victor Davis – Simi Valley, CA - 198
5. Bob Alderman – Santa Ynez, CA – 168
6. Mike Collins – Lake Forest, CA – 162
7. Jesse DeNome – San Diego, CA - 153
8. Bill Badger – Santa Clarita, CA – 132
9. Steve Brown – Corona, CA – 120
10. Tony Lima – Rowland Heights, CA – 108

PAS Young Gun Sprint Cars Presented by Sprint Car Driving Experience
1. Chancellor Tiscareno – Murrieta, CA – 156
2. Mitch Collins – Lake Forrest, CA – 150
3. Logan Williams – Yorba Linda, CA – 117
4. Trent Williams – Victorville, CA – 111
5. Tye Mihocko – Phoenix, AZ - 60
5. A.J. Bender – Ramona, CA – 60

California Lightning Sprint Cars
1. Stephen Limon – Corona, CA – 1519
2. Dan Hillberg – Placentia, CA – 1513
3. Tom Downing – Lakewood, CA – 1302
4. Bobby Michnowicz – Lomita, CA – 1198
5. Guy Maresch – Anaheim Hills, CA – 1190
6. Damon Arnett – San Diego, CA – 1175
7. Zach Zauss – Murrieta, CA – 1172
8. Jeff Dyer – Silver Lake, CA – 1150
9. Dale Gamer – Anaheim, CA – 1125
10. Alex Bissett – Hemet, CA - 1060

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

Camping for all events at The PAS is available for $25.00 per night. The campground will open at noon on Friday. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

The entire 2013 PAS schedule is listed at the end of this release.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2012 season. 1-800LoanMart, 777 Racecars, Aaron's, Ahern Rentals, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, Budweiser, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Comfort Inn, Day Construction, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Frazee Paint, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, McMahon’s RV, OneDirt.com, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Prolong Super Lubricants, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Snap-on, Soboba Casino, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Temecula Valley Pipe & Supply, Trench Shoring, US Foods, Valley Auto Salvage, White Nuckl USA and Zanzabuku Sports Lounge.

To keep up with all of the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, sign up at The PAS Facebook site at: http://www.facebook.com/home.php - !/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/11387679868

You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: http://twitter.com/perrisautospdwy.

Video and DVD productions of all racing events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the web site http://www.loudpedalvideo.com/

Fans can participate for free in The PAS 2013 Fantasy League at: http://www.shorttrackin.com/. There are separate divisions for the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and the Amsoil OilTwins.com PASSCAR classes of the LoanMart Street Stocks, Pick-A-Part American Factory Stocks and the Modifieds. Players can compete in as many divisions as they like. The winner of the USAC/CRA game will win a 20-lap ($240.00 value) driving session on the famous PAS half-mile clay oval courtesy of the Sprint Car Driving Experience. The winner of the Modified group will take receive a $50.00 gift certificate for Amsoil products from The Oil Twins. More prizes will be announced as they come in.

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.

racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment

2013 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE

July 4 - Firecracker 30 & Sky Concert - USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, California Lightning Sprints, PAS Young Gun 360 Sprint Cars Presented by "The Sprint Car Driving Experience" "Power of Purple Night" benefiting the City of Perris Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society
July 6 - Off Weekend
July 13 - Night of Destruction #3 - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Race and Spectator Racing & Rollover Contest
July 20 - Amsoil OilTwins.com PASSCAR - LoanMart Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, Pick-A-Part American Factory Stocks. Round #2 of the "LoanMart Street Stock Challenge." Bakersfield Speedway vs Perris Auto Speedway
July 27 - AMA Speedway Motorcycle Longtrack National Championship

August 3 - Off Weekend
August 10 - Off Weekend - Round #3 of the "LoanMart Street Stock Challenge." Bakersfield Speedway vs Perris Auto Speedway at the Bakersfield Speedway for LoanMart PASSCAR Street Stocks
August 17 - California Racers Hall of Fame Night - USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, California Lightning Sprints, PAS Young Gun 360 Sprint Cars Presented by "The Sprint Car Driving Experience"
August 24 - Off Weekend
August 31 - Amsoil OilTwins.com PASSCAR - LoanMart Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, Pick-A-Part American Factory Stocks, CDCRA Dwarf Cars. Final Round of the "LoanMart Street Stock Challenge." Bakersfield Speedway vs Perris Auto Speedway

September 7 - Night of Destruction #4 - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Race and Spectator Racing
September 14 - Glenn Howard Classic - USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, California Lightning Sprints, PAS Young Gun 360 Sprint Cars Presented by "The Sprint Car Driving Experience"
September 21 - Amsoil OilTwins.com PASSCAR - LoanMart Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, Pick-A-Part American Factory Stocks
September 28 - Off Weekend

October 5 - Southern California Fair - USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
October 12 - Southern California Fair
October 19 - Off Weekend
October 26 - Amsoil OilTwins.com PASSCAR - Champion's Night - LoanMart Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, Pick-A-Part American Factory Stocks
October 30th - Practice for the 18th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals - free for fans in the grandstands
October 31st - 18th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals - "USAC Grudge Series" USAC Western Sprint Car Series vs USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series

November 1 - 18th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals - USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprint, California Lightning Sprint Cars
November 2 - 18th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals - USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprint, California Lightning Sprint Cars
November 8 - 2nd Annual 1-800LoanMart Street Stock Turkey Bowl
November 9 - 2nd Annual 1-800LoanMart Street Stock Turkey Bowl
November 16 - Dark
November 27 - Practice for the 73rd Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix
November 28 - 73rd Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix - USAC National and Western Midgets

Note #1 - Schedule is subject to change.