“Shugah’” Shane Sexton Back on Track Tonight at Perris Auto Speedway

In a late development, Warner Springs, California sprint car driver “Shugah” Shane Sexton has announced that he will be among the entries when the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Cars visit Perris Auto Speedway tonight, April 27th. Spectator gates to see Sexton and the remainder of the USAC/CRA drivers in action will open at 5:00 p.m. and racing will start at 7:00.

Shane Sexton, shown here in his beautiful GAS Chassis car, will be in a Perkins Motorsports entry at Perris.
Doug Allen photo.

Sexton has appeared at the first two races of the year at Perris. However, engine issues knocked him out of both. He was hoping to have his gorgeous GAS Chassis house car back for tonight’s race, but they are still waiting for the engine to be done. Thus, he contacted Kenny Perkins and will be in one of the Perkins Motorsports entries tonight.

“I just responded to his Facebook story,” Sexton said. “We worked out a couple of things. It kind of went from having to pay some money, to us going to make some repairs to another chassis he has, to make it all worth it. It is a Maxim Chassis with a 360 engine. My first car, the red car I debuted in my first ever sprint car start at Kern in 2021 was a Maxim.”

“The pistons should be here this week, so it should be ready a couple of weeks after that,” the personable driver related about his own engine. “We are shooting for the Salute to Indy race at Perris in May.”

Sexton, who is anxious to get back on the battlefield tonight, is not worried about being rusty.

“I think I have a total of 16 laps this year,” the young racer lamented. “I am ready to jump back into it. I try not to think about it (not having many laps since last year). If you do think about it too much, that is when you start messing up. So as long as I do not think about it and get in it, I can do my thing and try to make some stuff happen.”

Also on the horizon for Sexton is a return to Brian Fonseca’s lightning sprint cars for one of the upcoming national races. In 2022, Sexton dazzled when he wheeled one of Fonseca’s Savage Racing entries to a win at one of the preliminaries for the Dirt Cup in Deming, Washington, a second place in the Friday night program at the Central Missouri Speedway and a third on night two of the Hangtown 100 at Placerville.

“I am doing a national with Brian, but we do not know where yet,” Sexton said while prepping for tonight’s race. “It will be in Washington, Missouri, or MinKota. Who knows? I always have my bag packed for him, so I am excited.”

Spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. and the first race will take the green flag at 7:00 tonight at Perris. Adult tickets for the night of exciting dirt track racing action and clean family fun are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. For kids 6-12 it is only $5.00, and children 5 and under are admitted free. Advance tickets are available online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7. They can also be ordered by phone at 1-800-595-4849. For fans who do not wish to purchase tickets in advance, we will have plenty available at the ticket window on Saturday. The fairgrounds charge $10.00 for parking.

The GAS Chassis Company is sponsoring the Perris Auto Speedway Young Gun Sprint Car Series in 2024. It will reward the champion with a brand-new GAS Chassis at season’s end. For more information or to order a GAS Sprint Car Chassis, call Stan Sexton at (619) 252-7686 or visit the GAS Chassis Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61556527387746.

Sexton and the #74 team wish to extend their thanks to the following 2022 racing season partners. Gas Chassis, MPRE, Reel Technologies, Keys Brothers Racing, Sexton Fire Protection, Elite Powder Coating, Bill’s Jerky, Hot Dog Kustoms, Savage Racing, AG Sandcars, and Ron’s Tire and Brake. If you would like to be a part of this fun, upcoming team and gain exposure in 2024, please contact Shane Sexton at mailto:[email protected] or (619) 362-5921.

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