AMSOIL Sprints
Monday, 5 November 2018


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By: Scott Daloisio

Perris, California………November 5, 2018) What has become a tradition at Perris Auto Speedway will take place on Wednesday, November 7th. All fans will be admitted free for the practice session for the 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction.

The practice session will begin at 5pm. Courtesy of Family Affair Concessions, fans will be able to purchase $2 pizza, soda and beer. There will be no charge for parking on practice night.

Earlier in the day, fans who are already at the track can also watch the parade of the team haulers heading into the pit area. That starts at 9am Wednesday morning and is best viewed in the pit parking lot.

“Practice night is a great time for fans to come out and see the best drivers in the nation getting their cars ready for the three nights of racing,” Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian said. “Virtually all of the top teams from the Midwest take advantage to get their cars dialed in on practice night. In addition to the hardcore fans, it is a great time for locals who have never been to the races to come out for free and see what it is all about.”

Forty-six cars have pre-entered for the 23rd annual Budweiser “Oval Nationals” presented by All Coast Construction on November 8-9-10 at Perris Auto Speedway.

The prestigious event on the southern California half-mile presents three-straight nights of racing starting this Thursday night and concluding Saturday night, which pays a whopping $25,000-to-win and serves as the season finale for both the USAC AMSOIL National and CRA Sprint Cars.

The race includes past “Ovals” winners Bud Kaeding Damion Gardner, Dave Darland, Chris Windom and Kevin Thomas, Jr., plus 2018 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature winners Justin Grant, Tyler Courtney, C.J. Leary, Chase Stockon and Brady Bacon and 2018 USAC/CRA Sprint Car feature winners Austin Williams, Max Adams, Jake Swanson, Chase Johnson, Austin Liggett, Jace Vander Weerd and Brody Roa as well as five-time USAC Southwest Sprint Car titlist R.J. Johnson, 2018 Southwest champion Charles Davis, Jr., past West Coast Sprint champ Danny Faria, Jr. and current USAC Light Up The World Beverages Western States Midget point leader Michael Faccinto, among many others.

A tight points race is also in play in both the National and CRA divisions.  Kevin Thomas, Jr. leads the National points by just two points over Tyler Courtney while reigning champ Chris Windom sits in third, 50 out of the lead.  Damion Gardner overtook Brody Roa for the CRA point lead in last Saturday’s Western World finale at Arizona Speedway and now stares down his sixth consecutive CRA championship trophy, and seventh overall, with a nine-point lead in the standings.

On Thursday and Friday, the pits open at noon, front gates open at 4pm, drivers meeting at 4:30pm and cars on track at 5:30pm.  On Saturday, the pits open at noon, front gates open at 3pm, autograph session from 3-4pm, drivers meeting at 4:30pm and cars on track at 5:15pm.

All three nights will be live on with live audio also available on the USAC app.



Car # / Driver / Residence / Car Owner

2 Austin Williams / Yorba Linda, CA / John Jory

4 Justin Grant / Ione, CA / TOPP Motorsports

4D TBA / Gansen Motorsports

4G Chris Gansen / Verdemont Heights, CA / Gansen Motorsports

4x Damion Gardner / Concord, CA / Mark Alexander

5 Chris Windom / St. Louis, MO / Baldwin Brothers

5J Logan Williams / Yorba Linda, CA / John Jory

5m Max Adams / Loomis, CA / Max Adams

5T Tye Mihocko / Peoria, AZ / Tye Mihocko

5x Tommy Malcolm / Corona, CA / Dino Napier

7BC Tyler Courtney / Fishers, IN / Clauson Marshall Newman Racing

8 Michael Faccinto / Hanford, CA / Jim Richardson

10 Richard Vander Weerd / Visalia, CA / Vander Weerd Racing

12 Dave Darland / Lincoln, IN / Ballou Motorsports

12B Joel Rayborne / West Covina, CA / Rodney Rayborne

13 Dennis Gile / Mesa, AZ / Gene Gile

15 Danny Sheridan / Santa Maria, CA / Rick Johnson

16 Bud Kaeding / Campbell, CA / Mike Martin Racing

19AZ Andy Reinbold / Gilbert, AZ / Andy Reinbold & Todd Underwood

19s Jason McDougal / Broken Arrow, OK / Andy Reinbold & Todd Underwood

21 A.J. Bender / Ramona, CA / Richard Bender

28m Matt McCarthy / Riverside, CA / Matt McCarthy

30 C.J. Leary / Greenfield, IN / Chuck Leary

32 Chase Stockon / Fort Branch, IN / Chase Stockon

34AZ Jake Swanson / Anaheim, CA / Grau/Burkhart

39E Kyle Edwards / Fountain Valley, CA / Gordon Edwards

42 Danny Faria, Jr. / Tipton, CA / Dwight Cheney

44 Cody Williams / Corona, CA / John Jory

50 Charles Davis, Jr. / Buckeye, AZ / Charles Davis Jr.

51 Austin Ervine / Bakersfield, CA / James Ervine

52 Isaac Chapple / Wilkinson, IN / Isaac Chapple

55 Tony Everhart / El Cajon, CA / Tony Everhart

68 Chase Johnson / Penngrove, CA / Shawn Thomas

69 Kevin Thomas, Jr. / Cullman, AL / Dynamics, Inc.

72 Gary Marshall, Jr. / Pomona, CA / Gary Marshall Sr. & Jr.

74x Josh Hodges / Tijeras, NM / Jack Hodges

77m Thomas Meseraull / San Jose, CA / Bill Michael

83 Austin Liggett / Tracy, CA / Tim Liggett

88 Jace Vander Weerd / Visalia, CA / Vander Weerd Racing

90 Randy Waitman / Ramona, CA / Randy Waitman

91R Brody Roa / Garden Grove, CA / BR Performance

92 R.J. Johnson / Laveen, AZ / Tom & Lauri Sertich

92x TBA / Tom & Lauri Sertich

98 Jeremy Ellertson / Lawndale, CA / Jeremy Ellertson

98v Verne Sweeney / Lomita, CA / Ken Tracy

99 Brady Bacon / Broken Arrow, OK / Brady Bacon Racing