Perris Speedway Changes Race Format

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Damion Gardner, pictured during a 2013 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series race at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway, will be one of many to experience the new race night format. (Doug Allen Photo)
Damion Gardner, pictured during a 2013 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series race at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway, will be one of many to experience the new race night format. (Doug Allen Photo)
Damion Gardner, pictured during a 2013 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series race at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway, will be one of many to experience the new race night format. (Doug Allen Photo)

PERRIS, Calif. – Fan input led to a race-night format change for the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior and Young Gun Sprints, and the California Lightning Sprint Cars when they return to Perris Auto Speedway on May 3.

The USAC/CRA main event has traditionally been the fourth and final main of the night. Starting May 3, it will be the second of the four mains. A majority of the crowd comes to watch the USAC/CRA portion of the show and many of them travel long distances from as far away as Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Northern California.

Numerous fans made contact with track management and also voiced their opinion on social media venues. First word of the change on Wednesday drew a lot of attention on social media.

“There were a few people who were unhappy when they heard of the change,” said longtime track announcer and publicist Scott Daloisio.

“They have to understand that about 80% of the fans are there for the USAC/CRA portion of the show. Without those fans there, USAC/CRA would not be there and without USAC/CRA, there would not be a sprint car show. I talked to several people about it yesterday and when explained why the change was being made, they seemed to understand.”