AMSOIL Sprints
Thursday, 24 October 2019


2017-2018 Oval Nationals winner Kevin Thomas, Jr. 2017-2018 Oval Nationals winner Kevin Thomas, Jr. Ryan Sellers Photo


By: Scott Daloisio

Perris, California (October 24, 2019)………Four more entries, including one for two-time defending champion Kevin Thomas, Jr., have come in for the 24th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway on November 7th, 8th and 9th.

Thomas, of Cullman, Alabama, will attempt to join Bud Kaeding, Dave Darland and Damion Gardner as a three-time winner of the race. The 28-year-old comes into the event third in USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car points with two wins in 2019. His most recent victory came at the last race in the Midwest at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana on October 5th.

In addition to Thomas, the latest group of entries includes Anaheim, California’s Jake Swanson, Chase Stockon of Fort Branch, Indiana and Joel Rayborne. Swanson, who is currently fourth in USAC/CRA points, has two wins in the series this year including one at Perris on August 17th. Stockon is seventh in USAC National points with a win on May 22nd at Terre Haute, Indiana. Rayborne, a West Covina high school student, was the 2018 USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year.

All three nights of the famed race will be full points-paying races for the Amsoil USAC/CRA and USAC National Sprint Cars and the Sands Chevrolet USAC Southwest Sprint Cars. To date, nearly 40 cars have entered with drivers from eight different states.



0 Bud Kaeding/Campbell, CA (Morrison Williams)

4 Justin Grant/Ione, CA (TOPP Motorsports)

4x Damion Gardner/Concord, CA (Mark Alexander)

4G Chris Gansen/Verdemont Heights, CA (Dennis and Christol Gansen)

5 Tye Mihocko/Peoria, AZ (Tye Mihocko)

5G Chris Windom/Canton, IL (Parallax Group/Goacher Racing)

5x Tommy Malcolm/Corona, CA (Dino Napier)

7BC Tyler Courtney/Indianapolis, IN (Clauson/Marshall/Newman Racing)

7G Donnie Gansen/San Bernardino, CA (Dennis and Christol Gansen)

10 Richard Vander Weerd/Visalia, CA (Ron Vander Weerd)

12 Stevie Sussex/Tempe, AZ (ABC Body Shop)

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

13G Dennis Gile/Phoenix, AZ (Gene Gile)

13m Thomas Meseraull/San Jose, CA (Gene Gile)

15 Chris Bonneau/Peoria, AZ (Chris Bonneau)

19 Kevin Thomas, Jr./Cullman, AL (Hayward/Thomas Motorsports)

19AZ C.J. Leary/Greenfield, IN (Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports)

19BS Hunter Schuerenberg/Sikeston, MO (Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports)

19s Logan Seavey/Sutter, CA (Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports)

28m Matt McCarthy/Riverside, CA (John McCarthy)

32 Chase Stockon/Fort Branch, IN (32 TBI Racing)

34 Jake Swanson/Anaheim, CA (John Grau/Mike Burkhart)

42 Brody Roa/Garden Grove, CA (Dwight Cheney)

44 Cody Williams/Norco, CA (Cody Williams)

44H Jake Helsel/Monroe, WA (Tony Helsel)

50 Charles Davis, Jr. Buckeye, AZ (Charles Davis, Jr.)

51 R.J. Johnson/Laveen, AZ (Rickey Johnson)

51T Eddie Tafoya, Jr./Chino Hills, CA (Eddie Tafoya, Sr.)

57 Steve Hix/Ventura, CA (Steve Hix)

68 Chase Johnson/Penngrove, CA (Shawn Thomas)

69 Brady Bacon/Broken Arrow, OK (Dynamics, Inc.)

69Y Randy Waitman/Ramona, CA (Randy Waitman)

73T Max Adams/Loomis, CA (Josh Ford Motorsports)

74x Josh Hodges/Albuquerque, NM (Hodges Motorsports)

83 Austin Liggett/Tracy, CA (Tim Liggett)

88 Jace Vander Weerd/Visalia, CA (Ron Vander Weerd)

92 Austin Williams/Corona, CA (Tom and Laurie Sertich)

98 Verne Sweeney/Lomita, CA (Ken Tracy)

98x Jeremy Ellertson/Lawndale, CA (Jeremy Ellertson)


In addition to the three nights of racing, there will be a practice session at the track on November 6th beginning at 5:00 P.M. Fans will be admitted free in the grandstands for the practice and the track will be serving $2.00 pizza, soda and beer.

Tickets for the 24th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals are available 24-hours a day by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at

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. The track 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. All Coast Construction, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, 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, K2 Displays, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Pepsi-Cola, Pole Position,, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sunstate Equipment, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction, VIA RV Service and Vista Paint.