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By Scott Daloisio

(Perris, CA, August 15, 2017) After two weeks off, Perris Auto Speedway returns to action this Saturday night, August 19th, with a quadruple header show that includes the IMCA Modifieds and the PASSCAR Street Stocks, Super Stocks and the American Factory Stocks. The night will see the track crown its first champion of 2017 in the IMCA Modified class. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM and racing will start at 7:00.

Saturday will feature the final points paying race for the IMCA Modifieds in 2017. Big Bear’s Billy Wormsbecker, a former champion at the Victorville Speedway, comes into the night with a 6-point lead over Bullhead City, Arizona’s Mike Kirby. Kevin Hocking of Huntington Beach sits third and trails the leader by seven points. Chuck Becker of Yucaipa and Kirby’s daughter Brenda, who also resides in Bullhead City, round out the top five and are 9 and 11-points behind the leader respectively.

Big Bear’s Billy Wormsbecker goes into Saturday’s race as the IMCA point leader. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

The winner of an IMCA main gets 40-points. Each descending position drops by 1-point. Therefore, technically, eight-drivers mathematically have a shot at the crown. Realistically, the champion should come out of the top three.

Wormsbecker’s key to the point lead has been consistency. The 41-year-old has not finished out of the top 10 at The PAS this season. He began the year with a second-place finish at the season opener in March. He followed that up with a fifth in April. In the last three races he has placed sixth, tenth and eighth.

Kirby’s plight has been somewhat different. The former Lomita resident has won three of the first five races. In the two he did not win, he broke while running at the front and finished 15th and 18th. Those finishes have cost the past sprint car racing star dearly and he will have his work cut out for himself on Saturday to try and rip the point lead away from Wormsbecker. Last week Kirby raced in two nights in Cortez, Colorado finishing second and third (daughter Brenda finished seventh and sixth in the same races).

Hocking, 40, won The PAS IMCA championship two seasons ago, but took most of last season off. This season he has come back strong. He started the year with 10th place finishes in the first three races. He has caught fire in the last two races finishing fourth and third and earning another shot at the title.

While Saturday is the final IMCA points race at The PAS for the year, the modifieds will still have races at the famous Riverside County half-mile clay in September in October. Those two races, combined with the five already contested this year, will determine a separate Perris Auto Speedway Modified champion.

Riverside’s Luke Dodd and James Altman Jr. of Lake Elsinore have dominated in the Street Stock and American Factory Stocks thus far in 2017. Dodd, who lists 2000, 2013 and 2016 PAS Championships in his resume, has won four of the first five Street Stock main events. In the Factory Stocks, teenager Altman has three wins and two second place finishes in five races. It has been more competitive in the Super Stocks where Fred Estrada of Riverside and Tom “Slick” Smith of Norco each have a pair of wins. Two-time class champ Dennis Wooldridge of Riverside won the other Super Stock main event on May 13th.

All drivers will contest heat races, B main events if applicable and A main events on Saturday.

Adult tickets for Saturday’s show are $15.00. Active military with proper id, teens 13-18 with their school id and kids 6-12 get in for just $5.00. Children 5 and under are free. Parking on the fairgrounds is $8.00.

Fan wishing to buy advance can do so 24-hours a day online at or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For those fans who do not wish to purchase advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window on race night.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars will be back at The PAS on June 24th and LKQ Pick Your Part will present Night of Destruction 4 on Saturday, July 1st, along with the biggest and best fireworks show in Riverside County.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2017 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Flowdynamics, Full Throttle Scissor Lift Rental, Green Sheet, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Indiana Truck Salvage, K&N Engineering, Living Water’s Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moreno Valley Magazine of Values, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, Precision Motors of Temecula,, Scott Sales, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Original Tommy’s Burgers, Trench Shoring, Valley News, Vista Paint and Weedmaps.

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


August 19th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

August 26th "CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns, California Lightning Sprint Cars

September 2nd LKQ PICK YOUR PART PRESENTS NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Spectator Racing, Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

September 9th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks, Modifieds

September 23rd "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

September 30th Southern California Fair – Nitro Circus

October 1st Southern California Fair – Demolition Derby

October 2nd Southern California Fair – Monster Trucks

October 3rd Southern California Fair – Monster Trucks

October 7th Southern California Fair – American Flat Track Motorcycle Finals

October 8 Demo Cross at the Southern California (afternoon and evening shows)

October 21st USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

October 28th PASSCAR "Champions Night” - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and Modifieds

November 8th Oval Nationals Practice

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 10th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 11th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"