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PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY WILL REQUIRE SPRINT CARS TO HAVE LIGHTS STARTING MAY 3rd!
(Perris, CA, April 1, 2014)
Early this morning Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian announced an elaborate plan that will save the track and others around the country millions of dollars. Beginning with the May 3rd race at the famous Riverside County clay oval all sprint cars will be required to have working lights.

“I was lying in bed one night last December staring at the ceiling and trying to think of ways to save money,” Kazarian said from across his desk this morning. “I was thinking of all kinds of things and then it hit me. Our track is lit better than a majority of the tracks around the country, but man, those lights are expensive to turn on. I wondered how we could turn them off and be able to race in the dark. Then it was like a light switch went off in my head! We can require all sprint cars to install lights so we will be able turn off our high-priced lighting system.”

Kazarian was excited about his idea and could not sleep all night. At the crack of dawn, he called his golf buddy and former sprint car racer John Scott and asked if his company, Scott Engineering, could make a light bar for a sprint car. Scott immediately went to work on the project and had a prototype within a couple of weeks. The light bar looks just like the ones desert racers use and it will attach to the front of the roll cage. The unit weighs 41-pounds and is available now by calling Scott Engineering and ordering part number BS-4114,

“The light bar has three high beam lights mounted on it that should enable all drivers to see where they are going,” Kazarian said. “At least I hope it will enable the drivers to see where they are going. Just in case it does not work as well as I think, we are going to re-enforce the catch fences.”

Kazarian also said if the original lights are not bright enough teams will have to buy brighter bulbs. They will be for sale at the track for $74.99 each. Teams need to note and be aware that they can only use bulbs purchased from the track. Kazarian has more than enough bulbs to go around as he bought a semi load of them from a swap meet vendor in Tijuana.

The original idea and design only had the lights on the front, but then Scott planted an idea in Kazarian’s cranium.

“John suggested including the track’s signal lights, too,” Kazarian said. “We have signal lights on each straightaway and in the corners and they cost money to run as well. So, in the back of each light bar, we will have green, yellow and red lights. They will be controlled by an official in the press box. He will have the green on during racing conditions and when the yellow or red is needed, he will turn them on.”

Longtime sprint car racer and 2000 Oval Nationals champion Tony Jones, who has been contemplating a comeback, said the new light system is the thing that ensures that he returns to racing.

“Man, as many times as I was responsible for the yellow and red lights coming on in my career, this light bar may make it safer for me so I think I am coming back for sure now,” he said. Jones then commented on Kazarian, who he as has known since he was a child when his Hall of Fame racing father Bubby Jones drove for the Kazarian family in the 1970’s. “Donnie Kazarian is a genius. Next thing you know he will be turning the lights out in the bathrooms to save money.”

When Kazarian heard Jones comment regarding the bathrooms, it got his mind working again.

“Hey, I never thought of that, but that is a great idea,” Kazarian said. “Not only will turning the bathroom lights off save more money, but it can make some money, too. We can set up small stands next to the restroom doors and rent flashlights to people so they can see where they are going. I can get the flashlights from the same guy who sold me the bulbs for the sprint cars.”

Kazarian has shared his idea with several promoters around the country and he said they are very excited.

“The ones I have told about it think it is great,” he enthused. “There are several tracks in the country where they have already started selling off their light poles. This idea will definitely revolutionize racing and I can’t wait for May 3rd to get here to see how it looks and works out.” He then added with a wink and a smile, “Tell everyone to get ready to be a part of history and also tell them to have a very happy and fun April Fool’s Day.”

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.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2014 season. 1-800LoanMart, 777 Racecars, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, McMahon’s RV, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Prolong Super Lubricants, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, US Foods and Valley Auto.

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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/

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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2014 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE

APRIL
5- AMSOIL OILTWINS.COM PASSCAR SERIES

Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, American Factory Stocks, CDCRA Dwarf Cars
12- "SO CAL SPRINT CAR SPECTACULAR" WORLD OF OUTLAWS, USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS & PAS SENIOR SPRINTS - "Power of Purple Night and The Drive to $100,000" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. First 200 Race Fans receive a FREE gift from the American Cancer Society.
26- NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION II Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's Spectator Racing - "Power of Purple Night and The Drive to $100,000" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. First 200 Race Fans receive a FREE gift from the American Cancer Society

MAY
3- USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns & California Lightning Sprints

17- AMSOIL OILTWINS.COM PASSCAR SERIES Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, American Factory Stocks, CDCRA Dwarf Cars
24- "Salute to Indy" USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS - 40 LAP MAIN EVENT PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns & California Lightning Sprints "Power of Purple Night and The Drive to $100,000" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. First 200 Race Fans receive a FREE gift from the American Cancer Society

JUNE
7- NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's Spectator Racing

14- USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns & California Lightning Sprints
28- AMSOIL OILTWINS.COM PASSCAR SERIES Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and American Factory Stocks

JULY
4- "FIRECRACKER 40 & SKYCONCERT" USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS - 40 LAP MAIN EVENT - PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns & California Lightning Sprints - "Power of Purple Night and The Drive to $100,000" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. First 200 Race Fans receive a FREE gift from the American Cancer Society.

12- AMSOIL OILTWINS.COM PASSCAR SERIES Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, American Factory Stocks, CDCRA Dwarf Cars
19- AMA SPEEDWAY LONG TRACK NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

AUGUST
16-"CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns & California Lightning Sprints

23- AMSOIL OILTWINS.COM PASSCAR SERIES Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, American Factory Stocks, CDCRA Dwarf Cars

SEPTEMBER
6- NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's Spectator Racing

13- "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns & California Lightning Sprints
20- AMSOIL OILTWINS.COM PASSCAR SERIES Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and American Factory Stocks

OCTOBER
4- SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FAIR

25- "AMSOIL OILTWINS.COM PASSCAR SERIES Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and American Factory Stocks

NOVEMBER
5- Budweiser Oval Nationals Practice

6- 19TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER 360 OVAL NATIONALS - Presented by All Coast Construction -USAC West Coast & Southwest Sprint Cars
7- 19TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS - Presented by All Coast Construction -USAC NATIONAL & USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprint Cars & California Lightning Sprints
8- 19TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS - Presented by All Coast Construction -USAC NATIONAL & USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprint Cars & California Lightning Sprints
15- "CHAMPIONS NIGHT" AMSOIL OILTWINS.COM PASSCAR SERIES Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and American Factory Stocks

21- TBA
22- TBA
26- Turkey Night Grand Prix Practice
27- AGAJANIAN PROMOTIONS AND PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY PRESENTS 74TH RUNNING OF THE TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX - USAC NATIONAL & WESTERN STATES MIDGETS

Note; Schedule is Subject to Change