The much awaited Budweiser Oval Nationals are finally here. This fantastic annual event will be taking place this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the famous Perris Auto Speedway. The event will be presented by Temecula Valley Pipe & Supply, with points from the event contributing towards other car series.
The 13th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals will be blowing auto racing enthusiasts away this weekend (Oct 30 – Nov 1) as drivers compete for points each night for the Lucas Oil USAC/CRA Sprint Car series (based in Southern California) and the USAC National Sprint Car Series (based in Midwest). Joining these drivers will be sixteen of the top twenty USAC National Sprint Car point’s leaders. No doubt, with this excellent pool of talent participating in the event, the level of racing will prove to be spell-binding. Other entrants include a number of past champions, such as Rodney Argo, Tony Jones, Rip Williams, Rickie Gaunt, Bud Kaeding, Dave Darland and Cory Kruseman – this is definitely not going to be one to miss!
Things will get underway on Wednesday night (Oct 29) with a practice session for drivers competing in the Oval Nationals. Spectators are welcome and entrance is free. From Thursday on, fans will have the opportunity to get up close and personal by being able to spend time in the pits until around 12:30 pm. While here, they can watch the crews at work, meet drivers, teams and perhaps even purchase team shirts. The racing action that will take place on Thursday and Friday is a build up to the finale to be held on Saturday. Thursday and Friday’s racing will include heat races, qualifying, preliminary and A main events. While people often think of the main event as being the most dramatic, you certainly cannot rule out the two nights of preliminary racing and qualifying where drivers will be doing their utmost to ensure that they get the most points heading into the big event on Saturday night.
So to put it simply: the driving will be superb, the action will be exciting and the atmosphere will be electrifying. This unbeatable combination will be further enhanced by free candy and pumpkin coloring contests which have been organized for the children, as well as Halloween costume competitions for children and adults. So make sure you don’t miss out on this great event. The gates will open at 4:00 pm on Thursday and Friday.
From the 1st to the 3rd of November 2007, auto racing fans will be heading to the Perris Auto Speedway to watch the 12th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals. This popular racetrack situated close to the Lake Perris Fairgrounds in Southern California has earned a reputation for hosting successful events, and the 12th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals is sure to live up to the expectations of auto racing fans.
The festivities kick off on 30 October at the Moreno Valley Ranch Golf Course, where participants will compete in the 2nd Annual ITI Performance Motorsports Oval National Golf Classic, which is followed that evening by a banquet. On the 31st of October fans will have free access to the grandstands to watch the practice sessions which are open to all automobiles entered in the Budweiser Oval Nationals. So take advantage of this opportunity to check out the line up for the races.
Thursday 1st November is the first night of racing and will feature qualifying for all cars. This will be followed by heats, semi mains and an A main. Friday will feature the same program as Thursday, but the results are sure to be different as the competition heats up.
At noon on Saturday the very popular Annual Pick-a-Part Auto Recyclers Corn Hole Tournament will take place inside the main spectator gates with $1,000 in prize money being given away. Entrants for this competition can sign up on the Thursday and Friday night of the Budweiser Oval Nationals and if there are any additional spots open, they will be filled on Saturday morning. In addition to the grand prize of $1,000 that goes to the fan with the deadliest aim and accuracy with a bean bag, a variety of other prizes can be won, so make sure that you sign up early.
Saturday night promises to be exhilarating for fans and drivers alike, with competitors fighting for first place in the main auto racing events – with $30,000 in prize money up for grabs.
Auto racing fans would not want to miss one of the most exciting events of the year – the 12th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals. So book your tickets today!