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Due to the latest Federal safety guidelines regarding the coronavirus, the April 18th PASSCAR Stock Car Series/IMCA Modified race and the “Sokola Shootout” for the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars on April 25th at Perris Auto Speedway have been postponed.
Promoter Don Kazarian has indicated that both races, plus the March 14th PASSCAR/IMCA race and the April 4th Night of Destruction, will be made up later in the year. Details for the makeup dates will be released as soon as there is a clear picture of when the season can be resumed.
Unfortunately, the “3rd Annual Up Down ‘N Dirty 4 A Cure Mud Run Benefiting The American Cancer Society” has been canceled for 2020. That popular event will return in 2021.
Don Kazarian and the entire PAS staff are urging everyone to please take all necessary steps to stay safe and healthy. We look forward to seeing everyone back at the track as soon as it is possible.
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Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the SoCal Fair and Event Center (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, on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds. For directions on MapQuest, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.
Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2019 season. Ahern Equipment Rentals, All Coast Construction, Battery Systems, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Pepsi-Cola, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.
DVD’s of all the PASSCAR/IMCA racing and Nights of Destruction at The PAS are available from Fourvideos. For more information call (714) 225-9500.
After over 100,000 people tuned in for the broadcast of the first win for the Toyota Camry at Indianapolis Raceway Park in 2007 on Toyota Racing social media channels this past Wednesday, the platforms will continue to broadcast historical achievements by streaming multiple other milestone events during the break in on-track action over the coming weeks.
“After the high levels of fan engagement this past week during our broadcast of that historic first win for Camry, we are pleased to continue this series both to give our fans some on-track action to enjoy as well as to highlight big moments in our NASCAR history,” said Paul Doleshal, group manager of motorsports and asset management for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). “We want to thank NASCAR for their support of this project and we’re really looking forward to sharing more of these moments with the fans.”
The plan will be to continue broadcasting these events on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM ET on both Toyota Racing’s Facebook and Twitter channels.
This week, Toyota will highlight Christopher Bell’s first NASCAR win at Eldora Speedway in 2015. Bell is currently in his rookie season at the NASCAR Cup Series level after earning the 2017 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series title and 16 career NASCAR Xfinity Series wins.
Although the schedule of events is subject to change, the Toyota Racing channels plan on airing the following events:
- The 2008 Kobalt Tools 500 from Atlanta Motor Speedway, which features Kyle Busch delivering Toyota their first Cup Series win.
- The 2013 Toyota/SaveMart 350 from Sonoma Raceway, where Martin Truex Jr. ended a long winless streak and scored his first road course win.
- The 2016 Daytona 500 from the Daytona International Speedway, which saw Denny Hamlin deliver Toyota their first Daytona 500 win.
- The 2004 Line-X Spray-On Truck Bedliners 200 from Michigan International Speedway, where Travis Kvapil claimed Toyota’s first NASCAR national series win.
- The 2013 Lucas Oil 150 from Phoenix Raceway, which saw then 17-year-old Erik Jones drive to victory in just his fifth career NASCAR start.
- The 2011 NextEra Energy Solutions 250 from Daytona International Speedway, where Michael Waltrip drove to the win in what ended up being his final Gander Trucks start in a last lap pass.
Since joining the Gander Trucks in 2004, Toyota has earned 500 NASCAR national series wins – an achievement earned by NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Brandon Jones at the series’ most recent stop at Phoenix Raceway in March.
Sacramento-based Jaws Gear & Axle, one of the leading suppliers of differential parts in the USA, has joined the All American Speedway as a partner for the 2020 racing season. Jaws Gear & Axle will present the speedway’s fast-growing NASCAR Limited Modified division.
Jaws Gear & Axle has over 22 years of drivetrain experience and can deliver to most US addresses within three business days. They are located at 5630 Roseville Road #D in Sacramento with a strong commitment to selling only the most quality auto parts.
The partnership with All American Speedway and Bill McAnally Racing Promotions will extend beyond the track. Jaws will also become a part of the Roseville Joint Union High School District Auto Service Technician program, developed by BMR in the fall of 2019. The program offers students - from both RJUHSD and the Roseville Adult School - the chance to learn how to be a basic automotive mechanic. Classes take place inside the state-of-the-art shop at Bill McAnally Racing.
The Jaws Gear & Axle Limited Modifieds serves as the division II for the NASCAR weekly racing series program at the one-third mile speedway. It bridges the gap between entry level racing and regional Late Model racing with an affordable rules package. Nearly 20 drivers have registered for the 2020 season.
For more information about the All American Speedway, visit www.AllAmericanSpeedway.com Jaws Gear & Axle can be found online at www.JawsGear.com
2020 All American Speedway Schedule
Subject to Change
Saturday, April 11 - NASCAR Racing Season Opener + Trailer Bash POSTPONED
Saturday, May 2 – NASCAR Racing + UTV Races POSTPONED
Saturday, May 16 – SRL Southwest Tour + NASCAR Weekly Racing
Saturday, June 13 – NASCAR Racing
Saturday, July 11 – NASCAR Racing + Trailer Bash
Saturday, July 18 – NASCAR Racing + UTV Races & RV Demolition Derby
Saturday, August 1 – NASCAR Racing + Trailer Bash
Saturday, August 15 – BACK TO SCHOOL BASH ENDURO, Kids UTV 170s, Bandolero National Qualifier
Saturday, August 29 – NASCAR Racing + UTV Races
Saturday, September 12 – Tribute to Heroes NASCAR Racing + Trailer Bash
Saturday, September 26 – SRL Southwest Tour + NASCAR Racing
Saturday, October 10 – OCTOBER CLASSIC NAPA AUTO PARTS/Toyota 150 ARCA Menards Series West + NASCAR Racing
Saturday, October 17 – Malicious Monster Truck Tour (2 shows) + Megasaurus, UTV Nationals
Saturday October 24 – PUMPKIN SMASH ENDURO + Trailer Bash
FOX Sports throws a little dirt into its eSports lineup this week, with the addition of World of Outlaws iRacing from the virtual Dirt Track at Charlotte on Wednesday, April 1 (8:00 PM ET) on FS1. The race marks the beginning of a weekly FS1 series of iRacing events across multiple disciplines and various virtual racetracks.
This week’s World of Outlaws iRacing event features stars from multiple series, including Brad Sweet (WoO), David Gravel (WoO), Bobby Pierce (DIRTcar Racing), Scott Bloomquist (WoO), Kyle Larson (NASCAR), Christopher Bell (NASCAR), Cruz Pedregon (NHRA) and Ron Capps (NHRA).
The one-hour program features a 35-lap World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race, followed by a 50-lap Morton Buildings Late Model battle.
“The iRacing simulation platform is undeniably the closest thing to real racing we can deliver to our viewers during this challenging time,” said Brad Zager, FOX Sports Executive Producer, EVP/Head of Production & Operations. “While the racing may be virtual, the competition and fun are absolutely real, and we’ll use Wednesday nights to explore a variety of virtual racing.”
For Wednesday’s first event, Adam Alexander hosts, with Johnny Gibson, “The Voice” of the World of Outlaws, calling the action. NASCAR Hall-of-Famer Jeff Gordon and NASCAR CUP SERIES driver Clint Bowyer, who owns a Dirt Late Model race team, provide commentary.
“Americans are resilient, dirt track fans more than most, but they are also a proud group,” said Ben Geisler, Chief Marketing Officer for the World of Outlaws. “I can’t wait to hear them talking about the sport they love this week, while FOX Sports places it on arguably the biggest stage in sports right now. Our drivers are a determined bunch, they have jumped through hoops to find sim gear and they are putting in 10-hour marathon practice sessions to get up to speed.They will put on a great show.”
FOX Sports also continues its coverage of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series from virtual Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 5 (1:00 PM ET) on FOX*, FS1 and the FOX Sports app. Last Sunday’s event from virtual Texas Motor Speedway drew 1,339,000 viewers across FOX and FS1, a record for eSports on linear television for the second consecutive week.
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World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, now has a new attraction to engage race fans while also supporting local sponsors. WWTR has partnered with Xcite Interactive to launch a new, mobile trivia game for fans on Wednesday, April 1. The new game will be called WWTR Turbo Trivia. The green flag will wave on the new game at 8 p.m. Eastern on April 1. The second round will begin on Sunday, April 5, at 8 p.m. Eastern.
Fans will play by answering multiple-choice racing trivia questions. Players will select usernames and accrue points for each correct answer. Prizes will include items from WWTR and its partners, including Ballpark Village and the St. Louis Wheel in downtown St. Louis.
Xcite Interactive is the industry leader in branded sports entertainment, interactive gaming and innovative marketing. Its innovative software is used by over 130 teams worldwide, including properties in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Here is the link to play WWTR’s new Turbo Trivia game: https://wwtr.gamechanger.
For additional information on World Wide Technology Raceway, please call (618) 215-8888 ext. 119 or visit www.WWTRaceway.com. Follow WWTR on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.
Hoosier Racing Tire faithfully serves DIRTcar racers across the country by providing durable, high-performance racing tires. Hoosier’s support for racers is especially unmatched in the Northeast United States, Ontario, and Quebec. They offer points fund support as well as tires for all DIRTcar-sanctioned tracks, series races, and the Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship.
The heart of dirt track racing beats at DIRTcar’s Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship, formerly Mr. DIRTcar, race tracks each week. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds, 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds, and Pro Stocks race door-to-door for both track championship points and Hoosier Racing Tire points.
All DIRTcar-licensed drivers racing at a DIRTcar-sanctioned track have their top 16 finishes calculated towards the Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship points. The Championship starts on the first DIRTcar sanctioned event and concludes after Labor Day Weekend.
Over $37,000 is set up for the Hoosier Racing Tire points among the four divisions. Last year, Matt Sheppard collected $6,000 for being the high point man in the DIRTcar Big Blocks. The top 15 that earned points took home a cash prize at the DIRTcar Northeast Banquet.
Mat Williamson was the top 358 point-getter and he took home $3,000 with the top 10 receiving cash. In the DIRTcar Sportsman and Pro Stocks, it was Brad Rouse and Josh Coonradt earning $1,000 respectively with payouts going to the top 10, as well.
Last year, DIRTcar created the Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship newsletter to keep fans across the country up-to-date. The newsletter features every single winner in a DIRTcar Northeast sanctioned race during the previous week. All race fans, drivers, and teams need to do to get signed up is to head to DIRTcar.com and join the more than 40,000 that already do.
DIRTcar Northeast maintains four premier DIRTcar series each and every season. They are the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds, DIRTcar 358 Modified Series, DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series, and the full-fender DIRTcar Pro Stock Series. One free tire is handed out at every single series race.
At Super DIRTcar Series races, the tire goes to whoever draws position 12 for the Feature in the Top 12 Redraw. Now, instead of a driver looking glum after picking 12, they hold up the pill and say, “Free tire!” In the other three series, the tire is awarded to a driver finishing in a predetermined, randomly chosen, finishing position.
Also on the DIRTcar website are the Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship and Series points as well as a winners list, schedules, features and more. Points graphics are also being shared weekly on social media. For vital, up-to-the-minute updates, photos, and videos follow DIRTcar and the Super DIRTcar Series on Twitter and Facebook at the links below:
DIRTcar Northeast Race Tracks and DIRTcar Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship Divisions
Albany-Saratoga Speedway – Big Block Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Stocks
Brewerton Speedway – Big Block Modifieds, Sportsman
Can-Am Speedway – 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Stocks
Freedom Motorsports Park – Sportsman Modifieds
Autodrome Granby – 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Stocks
Lernerville Speedway – Big Block Modifieds, Pro Stocks
Mohawk Int’l Raceway – 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds
Outlaw Speedway – Sportsman Modifieds
Ransomville Speedway – 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds
Airborne Speedway – Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Stocks
Bear Ridge Speedway – Sportsman Modifieds
Brockville Ontario Speedway – 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds
Autodrome Drummond – 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Stocks
Fulton Speedway – 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds
Genesee Speedway – Sportsman Modifieds
Land of Legends Raceway – Big Block Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds
Le RPM Speedway – 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds
Lebanon Valley Speedway – Big Block Modifieds, Pro Stocks
Merrittville Speedway – 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds
Orange County Fair Speedway – Big Block Modifieds
Thunder Mountain Speedway – 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds
Cornwall Motor Speedway – 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Stocks
Glen Ridge Motorsports Park – Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Stocks
Humberstone Speedway – Sportsman Modifieds
Utica-Rome Speedway – 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Stocks
Weedsport Speedway – Big Block Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds
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American Flat Track's entire 2019 racing season is now available to viewers through TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold at no cost.
Last week, NBC Sports announced that it has made TrackPass, along with nine other services, free in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, giving fans a wide variety of premium content to consume.
Free access to AFT on TrackPass runs through May 1. Fans can access the free content and select the various packages they want to view by visiting: www.nbcsports.com/gold/free-access.
Upon clicking the link above, fans will be directed to create an account and may select from the various packages including American Flat Track, TrackPass, IndyCar, Pro Motocross and more. Once a package has been added to an account, fans may access the content on any device equipped with the NBC Sports app.
Additional content on TrackPass includes full-event replays of all NASCAR races since its launch in December 2019 and nearly 50 long-form documentaries on NASCAR’s biggest stars, venues, and stories. IMSA WeatherTech, K&N and Modified races from the 2019 season are also available.
TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold builds off the foundation set by FansChoice.tv, and the NASCAR and NBC Sports collaborative product becomes the most robust live and on-demand motorsports content offering in the domestic digital marketplace.
Fans will get more exclusive live motorsports events and an extensive library of archived documentaries and films. The platform will offer exclusive live viewing of a multitude of motorsports, including American Flat Track, select ARCA Menards Series events (including ARCA Menards Series East and West races), NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, and tentpole grassroots racing events, as well as NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series practice and qualifying sessions (NBC Sports’ half of the schedule only).
For more information and to sign up for free access to TrackPass until May 1 visit www.nbcsports.com/gold/free-access.
For more information on American Flat Track visit www.americanflattrack.com.
To get the latest American Flat Track clothing and merchandise visit www.americanflattracker.com.
How to Watch:
NBCSN and TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold are the official homes for coverage of American Flat Track. For the 2020 season, NBCSN’s coverage of AFT remains in highly-coveted programming slots within two weeks of each event. The complete schedule for AFT on NBCSN can be viewed at http://www.americanflattrack.com/events-nbcsn/. TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold - the most-robust motorsports offering in the digital marketplace - is a cornerstone of AFT's digital strategy, providing live streaming coverage of every event and maintaining an active archive of all AFT content.
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