Perris Auto Speedway
Perris Auto Speedway, also known as PAS, is a 1/2 mile dirt oval located at 18700 Lake Perris Drive on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds in Perris, California. The track has an elevated back section that offers fans a better view of the oval’s infield. The track features USAC/CRA sprint cars, street stocks, dirt modifieds and more. It hosted the Turkey Night Grand Prix midget car race in 1996, 2012 and 2013. The track has also hosted the World of Outlaws and Traxxas TORC series. The track opened on March 30, 1996. Prior to that, the track was home to Lake Perris Speedway, an 1/8-mile dirt track built in 14 that hosted motorcycle racing until 1993 and later stock car racing. The 1/3 mile long dirt oval operated until late 1995. Built in 1996, Perris Auto Speedway (PAS!) is a state-of-the-art racetrack. At the 1/2 mile clay right, the back end is immediately raised to make it easier to see the cars over the full size trailers inside the track so you can see all the action. On opening night, March 30, 1996, J.J. Yeley won the SCRA Sprint Car main event. With over 60,000 watts of sound power, it’s easy to hear even during the races and our famous dance competition that takes place in front of the “A” network. Our grandstands have reserved seating at most events and the upper rows have recliners. Perris Auto Speedway runs all types of race cars from explosive USAC/CRA Sprint speeds to affordable American factory stocks. Perris Auto Speedway is located at the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of the Southern California Fair in October), about an hour north of Los Angeles and an hour north of San Diego.
To get to the road, take the 215 freeway, the Ramona freeway exit, and go three miles east to the fairgrounds. Perris Auto Speedway is proud to present “Special Events” along with our fantastic regular Saturday night program. If you’re looking for some intense wheel-to-wheel action, check out Perris Auto Speedway. Check out our schedule for dates and events. Held in late October/early November, the Oval Nationals is one of the most important sprint car races in the country. This annual event showcases the USAC/CRA and National 410 Series and is held over three nights. This event is definitely a “must do” for racing fans as many talented drivers battle it out for prestige, bragging rights and big purses to determine who is the best of the best. The legendary world of Outlaw Sprint Cars will make its only visit to Southern California for the “So-Cal Showdown” in April. The program features the world’s fastest sprint cars from the popular Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars series, PAS Senior Sprints and Young Gun Sprint Cars. Held several times throughout the season, Destruction Night is the wildest night at the popular Riverside County racing center. Often imitated but never duplicated, the crash-filled show features Figure 8s, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Crazy Democross and Spectator Racing. One of the most anticipated dates on the schedule, the race and fireworks spectacular has become an annual tradition at the popular track since its opening in 1996. Over the years, nearly 100,000 fans have come to watch the July 4th races and fireworks. and enjoy a family evening. The night is known throughout Southern California. The Salute to Indy has been a Southern California track car staple since 1948 when Dempsey Wilson won the inaugural race. The competition was contested between 1948 and 1990, with the exception of five years. However, after Ascot Park closed in 1990, the race was abandoned until Perris Auto Speedway opened in 1996. Since its revival, the prestigious race has been held every year except 2008, when it rained out. A fan favorite on our schedule is the annual “Night of a Champion” of the PASSCAR Stock Car Series. The Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and Modified division championships will be decided tonight at the drop of the checkered flag. Don’t forget to check out this place in Moreno Valley too.
Tonight celebrates the heroes of the past and gives fans the chance to “meet and greet” some of the legends of sprint and midget cars. 2016, 1986 and 14 CRA Champion Brad Noffsinger, 5-time CRA Champion Jimmy Oskie, 1985 CRA Champion Eddie Wirth, 1999 Oval Nationals and 2004 SCRA Champion Super Rickie Gaunt, National Midget Panicetz, John Redtherney, John PAS Redthery and more visited! Dating back to 2008, the race honors Glenn Howard, a giant in Southern California sprint car history. He was a competitor, reformer and competition authority. His time in the sport lasted for 50 years. This is a race that every USAC/CRA Sprint Car driver wants to add to their resume! A corporate party at Perris Auto Speedway is a very affordable way to celebrate and bring your friends, family or employees. Perris Auto Speedway is a great place to host your next party while enjoying great racing and great food. We can host your party every Saturday we travel from February to November for up to 30 people. Your party area overlooks the racecourse. PAS will also welcome your guests with a PA announcement and you are welcome to place a banner in your party area. A list of options are available for your next PAS party! If you would like more information or are interested in booking a party, please call the Perris Auto Speedway office at 951-940-0134 Perris Auto Speedway is located at the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of the Southern California Fair in October), about an hour north of Los Angeles and an hour north of San Diego. If you are ever in need of home renovation, click here.