Perris fans salute Morris following Saturday IMCA Modified win

PERRIS, Calif, (May 28, 2022) – Kyle Morris took the lead on lap nine and led the remaining 11 circuits to claim the $1,000 to win Friesen Performance IMCA Modified main event during Perris Auto Speedway’s Salute to Indy Saturday night.  April winner Matt Hicks and Randy Thornell rounded out the top three. “You need to have interviews with me more often about how much I don’t win because obviously, it’s good luck,” the happy winner, who was resplendent in red suspenders, joked to infield announcer Chris Holt.  “Every time I saw a car down there (running on the bottom) I was holding my breath.  It has been so long since I have been up here, I tried to keep that out of my mind.” The IMCA Modifieds will be back at Perris Auto Speedway on June 25 for the first annual Bubby Jones/Ray Sheetz Memorial.


$6,000 up for grabs for IMCA Modified winners at upcoming Perris events

By Scott Daloisio PERRIS, Calif. – Due to the love of racing from an anonymous donor, the next six weeks could be very lucrative for IMCA Modified racers at Perris Auto Speedway. From this Saturday night, June 12, through July 24th, there will be four PASSCAR/IMCA races at the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval. If a single driver wins all four of the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying IMCA Modified mains, that driver would take home $6,000. Through the first two PASSCAR/IMCA races at Perris this year, the $1,500 to win checks in the IMCA Modified division have gone to Austin Kiefer and Jake Pike. “The intensity of the competition has been turned up several notches this year with the extra purse money up for grabs,” promoter Don Kazarian said.  “We think it will remain that way all year.  If you look at the Modifieds, winners of the first two main events are non-locals who dropped by and picked up some extra cash. “We expect visitors to drop in all season long to take [Read More]


Perris Auto Speedway grand re-opening this Saturday

By Scott Daloisio PERRIS, Calif. – For dirt track-starved racing fans and drivers in Southern California, the long wait is finally over! This Saturday night, April 17, Perris Auto Speedway will re-open its doors after more than a year off due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The show will feature IMCA Modifieds in a 25-lap, $1,500 to win Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying event.  That will be the standard winner’s purse for 11 of the 12 PASSCAR/IMCA shows in 2021.  The only race with different winner’s purses will be on the 25th anniversary Fan Appreciation Night on Oct. 16.  That even­ing the Modified winner will get $2,500.  Spectator gates for the night of racing and family fun will open at 5 p.m. with the first green flag at 7 p.m.  Tickets are available online at the following link There will be no walkup ticket sales for this event.  The last racing event at the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval was Night of Destruction in early March of 2020.  However, the show the following week was canceled due to [Read More]


Opening night for IMCA Modifieds is Saturday at Perris

By Scott Daloisio  PERRIS, Calif. – Perris Auto Speedway’s historic 25th anniversary season will continue this Saturday, March 14, when the IMCA Modifieds make their 2020 debut. Spectator gates will open at 5 p.m. and the first race will get the green flag at 7 p.m.  In addition to the racing, at intermission the track’s cross over gates will open and the drivers will park their cars on the front straightaway to pass out free candy to the kids in attendance.   Saturday’s opener includes the debut of Norco High School senior Alyssa Smith in the IMCA Modified division. One of the, if not the most popular driver on stock car nights, she is moving up from the PASSCAR Street Stock class. Now known as the Hot Rod Blonde, Smith burst onto the scene at Perris when she won the 2015-16 Winter Series factory stock championship. To add intrigue to her Modified debut is the fact that one of her competitors will be her father Tom Slick Smith. The seasoned veteran was the PASSCAR street stock champion in 2003 and one year [Read More]


Admission free Saturday at Perris for kids in Little League, Scout uniforms

PERRIS, Calif. – All kids wearing little league or scout uniforms will be admitted free to this Saturday’s event at Perris Auto Speedway.   As soon as the last preliminary race is over, drivers will bring their cars onto the front straightaway and all kids, whether they are wearing a uniform or not, will be allowed onto the track to collect candy, get autographs and take photos.  At the end of intermission, all the kids will go back into the stands to watch the main events. “The kids always have a great time at the races,” promoter Don Kazarian said.  “Especially on nights like this when they get to go on the track at intermission, meet all of the drivers and collect some candy as well.  We hope to see a lot of them get in for free by wearing their Boy Scout, Girl Scout, Cub Scout, Brownie or Little League uniform.  Bring the troop, team, or whole neighborhood.  The more the merrier and the more the fun.”  IMCA Modifieds make their third appearance of the season at Perris. [Read More]


$1,500 is top IMCA Modified check Saturday at Perris

PERRIS, Calif. – IMCA Modifieds race for $1,500 to win and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday, July 21. The 30-lapper awards IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region, California State and track points. As well as the increased purse, numerous contingencies have been added to the night: Corona-based Eibach Springs will award a $125 gift certificate to the driver who finishes one position out of the redraw spot in each heat race.  The certificates will allow the holder to get one Eibach platinum (premium) spring or two Eibach standard springs. “Eibach is really excited to be a partner with our favorite local dirt track once again,” Eibach Sales Manager David Cardey said.  “Don Kazarian and crew have done a great job growing the car counts at Perris the past few years so it only makes sense for us to try and help their efforts. We wanted to support some of the teams that may not have a front running budget, so we will be giving [Read More]


Perris residents get free admission to PAS fireworks show on July 4

By Joe Vargo PERRIS, Calif. – It’s so much more than just a fireworks show. The annual July 4 Salute to America Sky Concert at the Perris Auto Speedway features a profession­ally choreographed fireworks display with all the fabulous color bursts guaranteed to produce choruses of “oohs” and “aaahhs” from the audience. It’s accompanied with patriotic mu­sic and John Wayne’s emotional oration of “Why I Love Her,” the Duke’s tribute to America. The City of Perris once again is partnering with the speedway allowing residents to view the Sky Concert for free with proof of residence like a driver’s license or utility bill. Every Perris family will receive four free tickets to the speedway. Gates to the world-famous half-mile dirt track open at 4 p.m. on July 4. Perris Auto Speedway is located at 18700 Lake Perris Drive. The concert begins at 9 p.m. The first 5,000 spectators will receive free American flags. Speedway promoter Don Kazarian said that in addition to the 4,000 to 5,000 Perris residents ex­pected to watch the show from the [Read More]


Second half of season starts Saturday at Perris

By Scott Dalaiso PERRIS, Calif. – For the second time in the month of June, the PASSCAR Stock Car Series, featuring IMCA Modifieds, will be at Perris Auto Speedway. The Saturday, June 30 show marks the start of the second half of the season for the cars at the famous Riverside County 1/2-mile clay oval. Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. and the first race will be at 7 p.m. Cory Sample, who lives in Winnemucca, Nev., and makes the nearly 1,200-mile round trip to Southern California to race at Perris, has a 31-point lead in the IMCA Modified point standings. Sample, who picked up his second Perris win at the last race on June 2, has only finished out of the top three one time in the first seven races of the year.  That came in May when he finished 11th  after contact with another car. In the other six races he has two wins, a couple second place finishes and a pair of thirds. Chuck Becker is second in points with Terry Hershberger third.


IMCA Modifieds head Jan. 13, 14 Winter Heat cards at Perris Auto Speedway

By Scott Daloisio PERRIS, Calif. – While fans of most race tracks across the nation are months away from the first race of 2018, Perris Auto Speedway fans are days away from the opening races of the year when the Riverside County racing facility hosts Winter Heat featuring the IMCA Modifieds along with Super Stocks, Street Stocks and American Factory Stocks on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 13 and 14. The pit gate will open at noon both days, spectator gates will open at 2 p.m. and racing will begin at 3 p.m. Both days will feature complete shows with heats, “B” mains (if needed) and “A” mains for all clas­ses. The IMCA Modified portion of each show will award IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region, Allstar Performance California State and Perris Auto Speedway track points. 2018 is going to see an expanded season for the IMCA Modified drivers and the drivers from the PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks and American Factory Stocks series at The PAS. With the racing weekends [Read More]