Perris Auto Speedway
18700 Lake Perris Drive
Perris, CA 92571
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For Immediate Release
MOOSE RACING OWNERS ARE OVAL NATIONALS GRAND MARSHALS!
(Perris, CA, October 29, 2019) Tom and Lauri Sertich, the owners of the famous Moose Racing #92 sprint car, will be the Grand Marshals for the 24th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway. The prestigious race will feature the Amsoil USAC/CRA, Amsoil USAC National and Sands Chevrolet USAC Southwest Sprint Cars on November 7th, 8th and 9th.
Oval Nationals Grand Marshal's Tom and Lauri Sertich. Photo courtesy of Doug Allen.
Promoter Don Kazarian said the selection of the Sertich’s was an easy and unanimous one. Like always, several names are tossed around by the staff at the track. However, as soon as the name “Sertich” was mentioned, the process quickly came to an end.
“Tom and Lauri have been dedicated to this sport for decades and we are happy to have them as Grand Marshals for the 2019 Oval Nationals,” Kazarian said. “Every year at a staff meeting, we sit around and discuss who we think the Grand Marshal should be. We usually go back and forth with several names. This year was different. As soon as the Sertich’s were mentioned, everybody agreed it should be them. It was a unanimous choice.”
2019 marked the 25th year for the Sertich’s to field a car in the west coast sprint car wars. In those 25-years, their familiar white car trimmed in bright turquoise and purple and tagged with the moniker the “Moose Mobile,” has become one of the most recognizable and popular sprint cars west of the Mississippi.
“It’s been an amazing year for Moose Racing and to say we are honored to be named Oval National’s Grand Marshals is an understatement,” Laurie Sertich recently said. “Actually, shocked is a pretty good description, too. We can’t thank Donnie and the staff at Perris Auto Speedway enough for this honor. Grand Marshals and an Oval Nationals victory would sure be the way to close out the 2019 USAC/CRA season.”
Some on the inside knew that Moose Racing was planning to call it a career after 25 years as car owners. However, things changed. Over the winter they brought in veteran driver Austin Williams to drive the legendary #92 and the results have been fantastic. Going into the Oval Nationals, Williams is currently ranked second in the championship standings and is only 55-points behind seven-time champion Damion Gardner with five races to go. The team has scored wins at the Calistoga Speedway on August 31st and at the last race at Perris on September 28th.
“Many knew that we set 25-years as our last to be car owners,” Sertich said. “Thus, this 2019 season was to be it. But after long conversations with Austin and the crew, Moose Racing decided to up its game and will be back in 2020 with Austin at the wheel. The support we received from the Moose Crew, the people and companies that support us and the fans keeps us doing this year in and year out.”
The thought of sprint car racing without the Moose Racing #92 in Southern California is almost unthinkable for so many in the pits and the grandstands.
“Everyone is happy that Moose Racing has decided to return for 2020 with Austin Williams in the driver seat,” Kazarian said with a smile. “The Sertich and Williams families are so key to sprint car racing in Southern California. They have been doing it a long time and have been incredibly dedicated to the sport. I just cannot imagine it without them. They are part of the fiber that holds the sport together on the west coast.”
Advance tickets for the Oval Nationals are available 24-hours a day by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at www.tix.com. For fans who do not wish to purchase advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window each night.
Perris 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. For directions on MapQuest, the 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, PrintItNow.com, 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.
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2019 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule
November 6th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction Practice Session
November 7th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars
November 8th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars
November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars
November 16th “Champions Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds
*** Schedule Subject to Change