PERRIS: 2015 Perris Auto Speedway IMCA Modified Championship to be decided this weekend

The first 2015 Perris Auto Speedway track championship will be decided this Saturday, August 29, in the IMCA Modified class.  In addition to the modifieds competing at the late August race, the PASSCAR Street Stocks, Super Stocks and American Factory will also be in action on the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval.  Spectator gates will open at 5 p.m. and racing will begin at 7p.m.

Mathematically, the top 10 drivers in the standings all have a shot at winning the crown.  Realistically, it would be a stretch to figure anyone out of the top three would get the job.  Kevin Hocking of Huntington Beach, David Clark of Riverside and David Lord of Hemet occupy those three spots.  Hocking leads the standings with 144-points.  Clark is 5-points behind at 139 and Lord trails by 9-markers at 135.

Kevin Hocking of Huntington Beach, shown here on the inside of Steven Fangmeyer, leads the IMCA Modified standing heading into Saturday’s race at Perris Auto Speedway.

Kevin Hocking of Huntington Beach, shown here on the inside of Steven Fangmeyer, leads the IMCA Modified standing heading into Saturday’s race at Perris Auto Speedway.  Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.
Kevin Hocking of Huntington Beach, shown here on the inside of Steven Fangmeyer, leads the IMCA Modified standing heading into Saturday’s race at Perris Auto Speedway. Photo, Doug Allen.

The winner of the IMCA main event collects 40-points.  Each subsequent position drops by a single point all the way down to the 24 place driver who gets 17-points (if more than 24 cars start the main, any car finishing 25 on back gets 17-points).  Thus, just by taking the Kevin Winters’ green flag to start the main event on Saturday, Hocking will eliminate four of the drivers mathematically in contention for the title.

Riverside’s Dave Clark is only 5-points behind Kevin Hocking in the IMCA Modified points heading into Saturday’s race at Perris Auto Speedway.

Riverside’s Dave Clark is only 5-points behind Kevin Hocking in the IMCA Modified points heading into Saturday’s race at Perris Auto Speedway.  Photo, Doug Allen.
Riverside’s Dave Clark is only 5-points behind Kevin Hocking in the IMCA Modified points heading into Saturday’s race at Perris Auto Speedway. Photo, Doug Allen.

Ironically, of the top 10 in the standings, only Lord has won at The PAS in the first four IMCA Modified races this year.  The other main events have been won by past PAS Modified champ Billy Griffin of Buena Park, Lomita’s Mike Kirby and Jimmy Reeves of Hanford.

Hemet’s David Lord is third in IMCA Modified points at Perris Auto Speedway heading into this Saturday’s race.

While the IMCA Modifieds will be deciding their title on Saturday, the PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks and American Factory Stocks will not decide their champions until November.  Two of the top point getters in their respective classes have had some off track excitement since the last race.

 

Two-time track champ and current Street Stock point leader Luke Dodd of Riverside had his appendix removed and El Cajon’s Todd Fassler, who is second behind Tom Gillum of Riverside in the American Factory Stocks, was bitten by a rattlesnake on July 4.  Both racers are recovered and ready for action this Saturday.

Hemet’s David Lord is third in IMCA Modified points at Perris Auto Speedway heading into this Saturday’s race.  Photo, Doug Allen.
Hemet’s David Lord is third in IMCA Modified points at Perris Auto Speedway heading into this Saturday’s race. Photo, Doug Allen.

The other point leader at the track is Dennis Wooldridge.  A veteran of nearly 40-years of racing on the Southern California bull ring ovals, the Riverside resident has a narrow 4-point advantage over Ricky Lee of Cherry Valley in the Super Stocks.  Wooldridge was the 2013 PAS Super Stock champion.

Adult tickets are $15.  For active military with proper id, teens 13-18 with their school id and kids 6-12 it is just $5.  Children 5 and under are admitted free.

IMCA Modified Perris Auto Speedway Points

  1. Kevin Hocking – Huntington Beach – 144
  2. Dave Clark – Riverside – 139
  3. David Lord – Hemet -135
  4. Chris Wilder – San Diego – 127
  5. Roger Wilson – Costa Mesa – 127

 

PASSCAR Super Stock Point Standings

  1. Dennis Wooldridge – Riverside – 227
  2. Ricky Lee – Cherry Valley – 223
  3. Mike Lerwell – El Cajon – 222
  4. Patrick Tone – Huntington Beach – 179
  5. Andy Moreton – Sheffield, England – 179

 

PASSCAR Street Stocks

  1. Luke Dodd – Riverside – 246
  2. Blaine Whitson – Temecula – 216
  3. Curtis Dietzsch – Riverside – 182
  4. Casey MacDonald – Riverside – 184
  5. Chris Leventis – Rancho Palos Verdes – 163

 

PASSCAR Factory Stocks

  1. Tom Gillum – Riverside – 195
  2. Todd Fassler – El Cajon – 193
  3. James Altman Jr. – Lake Elsinore – 187
  4. Kris Carnish – Menifee – 174
  5. Mike Burks – Nuevo 156

Camping is available for $25.00 per night for all PAS events.  The campground opens at noon the day before each event.  Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2015 season.  AA Lynco Painting, All Coast Construction, All Seasons Tree Repair, Amsoil, Archibald’s Restaurants, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rentals, Budweiser, California Budget Finance, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Perris Com Ecco, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Drop Zone, Edelbrock, Engine Pro, Harry’s Café,  HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Horizon Solar, K&N Engineering, Livingwaters Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moon Nursery, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pizza Factory, Red Lion Inns and Suites, Robert Dempster, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams,  Stassines Cross, Square H, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, US Foods and Valley News.

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