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FANGMEYER READY FOR PASSCAR SEASON OPENER AFTER FIP AT TULARE!
(Perris, CA, April 3, 2014)
Popular Perris Auto Speedway racer Steven “Bam Bam” Fangmeyer spent a lot of time over the winter getting his new Modified ready for the 2014 racing season. Little did he know that after only two races he would basically have to rebuild the car, but that is just what he did and he will be among the entries this Saturday night when the popular Riverside County clay oval kicks off the 19th season of PASSCAR racing with Modifieds, LoanMart Street Stocks, Super Stocks, American Factory Stocks and the CDCRA Dwarf Cars. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM and the first race will take the season opening green flag at 6:00.

Fangmeyer, a loquacious 28-yer-old who resides in Nuevo, got the season off to a fine start in his first ever Modified race when he finished fourth in the main event at the Imperial Fairgrounds Raceway in El Centro on March 8th. The high finish was unlikely being that it was only his first time in a Modified, but even more improbable since he had never raced at the track before. Having tucked that feather in his brightly painted racing helmet, Fangmeyer decided to try his luck at another track he had never raced at previously. The Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare on a program with the legendary World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and a standing room only crowd. As good as his night was at El Centro, Tulare was 180 degrees different.

“We started the main event third row outside,” the 2010 PASSCAR American Factory Stock champion said. “The guy on the front row spun it sideways on the front stretch on the start. The car that started between me and him tried to go to the right and hit the wall and turned it sideways. I had nowhere to go and tried to throw it sideways to avoid him, but I ended up getting hit and ended up upside down on my roof.”

Fangmeyer grew up going to the stock car and sprint car races at Perris with his family from the time he was a young boy. That is where he started his racing career as well. Being a sprint car fan, he has seen a lot of cars get upside down over the years. However, his Tulare turnover was a first for him when he was the one turning the wheel and pushing the pedals.

“That was the first time I have been upside down and knock on wood, hopefully it will be the last time I am upside down,” he laughed. “That was definitely no fun at all. Luckily there was no real frame damage. A couple secondary bars were bent and we were able to cut them out and replace them. The body and the deck panels got bent up pretty bad, but luckily we were able to save most of them. We did have to replace the roof and the hood, but everything else we were able to beat straight. It is not as pretty as it used to be, but it is pretty hard to tell that from about 30 feet away so we are okay with that.”

Just two years ago, Fangmeyer was still at the bottom rung of the racing ladder at The PAS competing in the American Factory Stocks which is an entry level division. He spent 2013 racing in the LoanMart Street Stocks, but ever since he was kid sitting in the stands he was fascinated with the Modifieds.

“I always enjoyed watching the Modifieds and wanted to race one ever since I was real young,” he said. “I never really got comfortable racing with the street stocks for some reason. I am not sure why. The first few laps in the Modified, I felt right at home. I think we are now where we need to be and we just need to keep plugging away. I have faith that we will be able to put the thing on the podium pretty quick and hopefully get a win or two before the year is out.”

Fangmeyer is excited about the track’s mew “PASSCAR Pursuit Championship.” Any driver who wins one of the track’s first seven main events is automatically eligible for the championship on Champions Night on November 15th. Seven drivers will be eligible to win the crown per division that night and the highest place finisher of the “Super Seven” in each class will be crowned champ.

“I think it is cool, because what you are going to have is guys putting it on the line a little more just to get a win so they are secured in there,” he said. “Then you are going to have some guys hoping that some drivers win more than one main so they can sneak in on points without a main event win. There are lots of different strategies that will play out. The last race of the year will be nuts with the championship up for grabs between seven guys within the full field. There will be guys who come into that event with lots of momentum who fall on their face on the night and others who come in without momentum and snatch the win. You can have the guy who gets in on points without a win, puts himself in the right spot and he can become your champion. You never know what is going to happen.”

Saturday’s exciting program will feature heats and main events for all of the classes in action. Adult tickets are just $15.00. Active military members with proper id, students 13-18 with their school id and kids 6-12 are only $5.00. Kids 5 and under get in free.

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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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