PASSCAR STOCK CAR SERIES RETURNS TO PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SATURDAY NIGHT!
(Perris, CA, April 16, 2013) This Saturday night, April 20th, Perris Auto Speedway will host round #2 of the Amsoil OilTwins.com PASSCAR Stock Car Championship Series. The LoanMart Street Stocks, with a $1,000.00 to win main event, will headline the show and will be joined by the Pick-A-Part-American Factory Stocks, Modifieds, Super Stocks, Sport Mods and the CDCRA Dwarf Cars. Spectator gates for the night of racing and wholesome family fun will open at 5:00 PM and the first green flag will wave at 6:00.
Riverside’s Luke Dodd, the 2000 PAS Stock Car champion, got a surprise win in the first race of the year. The driver, who gave now NASCAR Sprint Cup regular David Gilliland his first ride in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, actually thought he finished second in the season opener for the LoanMart Street Stocks on March 2nd. However, the driver that took the checkered first refused to have his engine torn down when he was protested and was subsequently disqualified. That gave the surprised Dodd, who drives the same paint scheme and #98 his dad Jerry drove to Corona Raceway championships in the 1970s and 1980s, the initial win of the year. Dodd also comes in as the point leader on Saturday by a single marker over 2012 champion Shaun Estes of Riverside.
Buena Park’s Billy Griffin, an infrequent competitor at The PAS, won the Modified main event when he took the lead with an exciting last corner pass on March 9th. Thus, he leads Wildomar’s Dale Underwood and David Lord of Hemet, who are tied for second, by four-points in the championship standings. Underwood, who won the first ever PAS Truck racing championship over 10-years ago, will be back on a full time basis in 2013 as he seeks his second title on the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval.
Bryan Butler, also of Buena Park, who came close to winning a main event in 2012 only to have it stolen away when his brakes failed, finally bagged his initial PAS win at the season opener and leads Riverside veteran Dennis Woolridge and “Sarge” Hill of Moreno Valley in the Super Stock points. Butler capped his popular win by bringing his dogs to the trophy presentation after the race.
After a convincing win in the wild, season opening Pick-A-Part American Factory Stock main event, Redland’s driver Lonnie Cox is the leader in the championship standing. Longtime veteran Johnny Lathrop of Riverside won the main, but trails Chula Vista’s Steve Worstell by one-point in the Sport Mods.
Adult tickets for Saturday’s bumper bending race are only $12.00. Active military members with their military id, students with their school id and kids 6-12 are just $5.00. Children 5 and under are admitted free.
Point standings for the Amsoil OilTwins.com PASSCAR Series classes are listed below.
LoanMart Street Stock Standings
1. Luke Dodd – Riverside – 63
2. Sean Estes – Riverside – 57
3. Brad Uruhart – Bonsal – 54
4. Chris Fritz – El Cajon – 51
5. Curtis Dietzsch – Riverside – 51
PASSCAR Modifieds Standings
1. Billy Griffin – Buena Park – 61
2. Dale Underwood – Wildomar – 57
2. David Lord – Hemet – 57
4. Jeff Sheppard Jr. – Golden Valley, AZ - 52
5. Patrick McIntosh – Lake Havasu, AZ - 48
PASSCAR Super Stocks
1. Bryan Butler – Buena Park – 65
2. Dennis Woolridge – Riverside – 57
2. Charles Hill – Moreno Valley – 57
4. David Siesser – La Mirada – 52
5. Phillip King – Riverside – 48
Pick-A-Part American Factory Stocks
1. Lonnie Cox – Redlands – 65
2. Mike Siders – Menifee – 57
3. Fred Kottman – Hemet – 54
4. Kris Carnish – Menifee – 51
5. Tim LaBrake – Highland - 48
5. Adam Collins – Hemet – 48
PASSCAR Sport Mod Standings
1. Steve Worstell – Chula Vista – 62
2. Johnny Lathrop – Riverside – 61
3. Tony Lima – Hemet – 54
4. J.D. Wilson – Costa Mesa - 51
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