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Press Release
November 11, 2017  at 10:26:41
Submitted by David Smith Jr.

The Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing



Perris Auto Speedway

18700 Lake Perris Drive

Perris, CA  92571

(951) 940-0134


For further information, contact Scott Daloisio (909) 226-7768 or mailto:[email protected]


For Immediate Release




(Perris, CA, November 6, 2017)


  • NAME: Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction
  • WHERE: "Southern California's Home to Major League Sprint Car Racing," Perris Auto Speedway on the SoCal Fair and Event Center (18700 Lake Perris Drive, Perris, CA  92571)
  • TRACK: 1/2-mile clay oval.  
  • WHEN: Thursday November 9, Friday November 10 and Saturday November 11.
  • PROGRAM: Qualifying, heats, preliminary and A Mains each night.
  • PRACTICE: Free for fans in the grandstands at 6:00 PM Wednesday, November 9.  $2.00 pizza, beer and soft drinks.
  • WHO: The Amsoil USAC National and CRA Sprint Cars and debut of the Yamaha R1 DT cars
  • SANCTIONING BODY: United States Auto Club (USAC)
  • TIMES: Spectator gates will open at 4:00 PM on Thursday & Friday with racing at 7:00.  Gates will open and 3:00 PM Saturday with racing at 6:45. 
  • PURSE: Over $100,000.00.  $5,000.00 to win the A mains on Thursday and Friday.  $25,000.00 to win the A main on Saturday.
  • GRAND MARSHAL: Two-time Oval Nationals Champion Cory Kruseman
  • TONY JONES HARD CHARGER AWARD: $500.00 to the driver who passes the most cars in each main event (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) and $500.00 to the driver who passes the most cars combined. 
  • RAY SCHEETZ MECHANIC OF THE RACE AWARD: Named after the legendary crew chief who had 10 sprint car championships and 155 race wins. 
  • DEAN THOMPSON HIGH POINTS AWARD: Named after the National Sprint Car Hall of Famer.  The awards goes to the driver who accumulates the most total points on the two preliminary nights.
  • BILL AND EVELYN PRATT MAIN EVENTS:  Named after longtime car owners and officials Bill and Evelyn Pratt.  Thursday’s main will be the “Bill Pratt Main Event” and Friday’s main will be the “Evelyn Pratt Main Event.”
  • TICKETS: Advance tickets available by phone at 1-800-595-4849 or online at:  There will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window all three nights.  We will not sell out. 
  • ENTRIES: As this piece went to press 45 cars had been pre-entered (complete list at the end of this release).  More expected at race time.
  • 2016 WINNER: Damion Gardner
  • PAST CHAMPIONS PRE-ENTERED:  Mike Spencer (2012), Damion Gardner (2009, 2011, 2016), Chris Windom (2010) and Dave Darland (2005, 2006, 2013).   Complete list of past winners below.
  • WHO IS DRIVING THE YAMAHA R1 DT CARS: Cory Kruseman, Natalie Decker, Sammy Halbert, Donnie Moran, Kenshiro Gushi, C.J. Greaves, Dustin Nelson and more.
  • AUTOGRAPH SESSION: 3:00 - 3:45 PM Saturday on the front straightaway.
  • CAMPING ON THE FAIRGROUNDS: $25.00 per night (no reservations required)
  • TRACK PHONE NUMBER: (951) 940-0134
  • TRACK SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: Perris Auto Speedway; Twitter: perrisautospdwy, Instagram: perrisautospeedway; Youtube: Perris Auto Speedway


2017 Budweiser Oval Nationals Pre-Entered Cars


2          Austin Williams            Yorba Linda, CA                      John Jory

4          Damion Gardner           Concord, CA                            Mark Alexander

4D        TBA                                                                             Gansen Engineering

4G        Chris Gansen                Verdemont Hgts, CA                 Gansen Engineering

4S        Mike Spencer                Temecula, CA                           Gansen Engineering

5          Logan Williams            Yorba Linda, CA                      John Jory

5          Chris Windom              Canton, IL                                Baldwin Brothers, LLC

5M       Max Adams                  Loomis, CA                              Max Adams

5X        Tommy Malcolm          Corona, CA                              Dino Napier

7K        Sterling Cling               Tempe, AZ                               Kruseman Enterprises

8          TBA                                                                             Jim Richardson

9K        Kevin Thomas Jr.          Cullman, AL                             Kevin Thomas Jr.

10V      Richard Vander Weerd  Visalia, CA                               Vander Weerd Racing

12        Robert Ballou               Rocklin, CA                             Ballou Motorsports

11        Justin Grant                  Ion, CA                                    Sam McGhee

17GP    Danny Faria Jr.             Tipton, CA                               Michael Dutcher Motorsports     

19        Thomas Meseraull         San Jose, CA                            Andy Reinbold

19S      Hunter Schuerenberg     Sikeston, MO                            Andy Reinbold

21        Alec Bender                  Ramona, CA                             Rich Bender

21K      Landon Cling                Tempe, AZ                               Kruseman Enterprises

23        Tyler Courtney              Noblesville, IN                          Topp Motorsports

28M     Matt McCarthy             Moreno Valley, CA                   John McCarthy

30         C.J. Leary                     Greenfield, IN                           Chuck and Tammi Leary

32        Chase Stockon              Fort Branch, IN                         Chase Stockon

39        Kyle Edwards               Fountain Valley, CA                 Gordon Edwards

42         Stevie Sussex                Tempe, AZ                               Dwight Cheney

44        Cody Williams              Corona, CA                              John Jory

51         R.J. Johnson                 Laveen, AZ                               Bobby Martin

51        Eddie Tafoya                Chino Hills, CA                        Eddie Tafoya

51V      Trent Williams              Victorville, CA                         Ron Williams

52        Isaac Chapple               New Castle, IN                         Isaac Chapple Racing

56        Ryan Bernal                  Hollister, CA                            Mike Phulps

69        Chad Boespflug            Hanford, CA                             Dynamics. Inc.

73        Dave Darland                Lincoln, IN                               Keith Ford

73T      Carson Macedo             Lemoore, CA                            Carrie Terry           

74X      Josh Hodges                 Albuquerque, NM                     Hodges Motorsports

81        Michael Pickens            Auckland, New Zealand            Steve Watt Enterprises

83        Austin Liggett               Tracy, CA                                 Tim Liggett

88        Jace Vander Weerd       Visalia, CA                               Vander Weerd Racing

90        Randy Waitman            Ramona, CA                             Randy Waitman

91        Brody Roa                    Garden Grove, CA                    BR Performance

92        Jake Swanson               Anaheim, CA                            Tom & Laurie Sertich

92M     TBA                                                                             Tom & Laurie Sertich

98        Verne Sweeney             Lomita, CA                               Ken Tracey           

98        Jeremy Ellertson           Lawndale, CA                           Jeremy Ellertson


Oval Nationals Champions

1996 Jimmy Sills

1997 Rip Williams

1998 Rodney Argo

1999 Rickie Gaunt

2000 Tony Jones

2001 Bud Kaeding

2002 Bud Kaeding

2003 Cory Kruseman

2004 Cory Kruseman

2005 Dave Darland

2006 Dave Darland

2007 Bud Kaeding

2008 Jesse Hockett

2009 Damion Gardner

2010 Chris Windom

2011 Damion Gardner

2012 Mike Spencer

2013 Dave Darland

2014 Robert Ballou

2015 Bryan Clauson

2016 Damion Gardner



Advanced tickets for the Oval Nationals are on sale now at: or by calling 1-800-595-4849.   


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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:[email protected] or you can visit the web site LoudPedal Productions


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.

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


Perris Auto Speedway Schedule


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"


January 13th                Winter Heat – IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Super Stocks and Factory Stocks


January 14th               Winter Heat – IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Super Stocks and Factory Stocks


February 10th               IMCA Modifieds, PASSCAR Street Stocks, Super Stocks and Factory Stocks


February 11th              IMCA Modifieds, PASSCAR Street Stocks, Super Stocks and Factory Stocks


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