Fans bring American flags to Sprint Car race at Perris Auto Speedway

Fans and race teams brought American flags for the pre-race ceremonies Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car races that took place at Perris Auto Speedway. Tim Deegan photo.

PERRIS – Saturday, Oct. 21, the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars got their final Perris Auto Speedway tune-up for November’s 22nd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction. For the show that also included the PAS Senior and Young Gun Sprint Cars, track officials urged fans and race teams to bring American flags for the pre-race ceremonies.

The idea for the fans and race teams to bring American flags stemmed from an idea 2016 PAS/IMCA Modified Champion Chuck Becker came up with. Seeing what was going on in other sports during the National Anthem, the Yucaipa based driver made a suggestion to have drivers in the first race at the Oct. 28 stock car race stand next to their cars during the anthem. PAS officials liked the idea and expanded on it as well.

“Chuck Becker’s idea got the ball rolling,” promoter Don Kazarian said. “We liked the thought and decided to expand on it.  We are not only having the drivers from the first race standing next to their cars for the National Anthem but, we are going to put every driver and car at the track on the front straight. We experience a tremendous show of patriotism from our fans and teams every year for our July 4 show and we expect the same the next two Saturday nights. It is going to be fun”

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