So Cal Oval Karters Release 2018 Schedule, Announce New Home Track

The So Cal Oval Karters club has released its 2018 schedule and the news of a new home track for its 11th consecutive season of dirt track kart racing in Southern California.

The 12-race season will commence on April 7 and will conclude on November 10 on the brand-new SoCal Fair Motorcycle Speedway track on the SoCal Fair and Event Center in Perris.  All told, eight of the 12 races will be held at the new track which is just outside of turn four of the world-famous Perris Auto Speedway.   Two other races will be held at Perris Auto Speedway, including a road race on November 3, and two will be held at John Aden’s Wheel2Wheel Raceway on the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville.

Interesting to note that five of the eight races at the new SoCal Fair Motorcycle Speedway will be on the same dates as races at Perris Auto Speedway.  The dates will give the club more exposure as fans can arrive early for The PAS races and walk 100 yards to watch the SCOK beforehand.  The twin dates on the fairgrounds will include three USAC/CRA Sprint Car races on June 23, September 22 and the finals of the 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction on November 10.  On the May 12 and July 21 dates, after the SCOK races fans will have the chance to see the PASSCAR Stock Car Series and IMCA Modifieds on the famous half-mile clay oval.

“I am really excited about the 2018 schedule,” SCOK President Mike Nigh said.  “A lot of our members wanted more races and more races close to home.  With eight races at the new SoCal Fair Motorcycle Speedway we can offer them that.  We also have races at Perris Auto Speedway and Wheel2Wheel Raceway where we have been racing for years.  I want to thank all the promoters – Don Kazarian, John Aden and Carl Wuersch – for allowing us to get the schedule done early so all our members can be ready for a busy 2018 season.”

April 7: SoCal Fair Motorcycle Speedway – Perris
April 28: Wheel2Wheel Raceway – Victorville
May 12: SoCal Fair Motorcycle Speedway – Perris
June 2: Perris Auto Speedway – Perris
June 23: SoCal Fair Motorcycle Speedway – Perris
July 21: SoCal Fair Motorcycle Speedway – Perris
August 4: SoCal Fair Motorcycle Speedway – Perris
September 8: SoCal Fair Motorcycle Speedway – Perris
September 22: SoCal Fair Motorcycle Speedway – Perris
October 13: Wheel2Wheel Raceway – Victorville
November 3: Perris Auto Speedway Road Course – Perris
November 10: SoCal Fair Motorcycle Speedway – Perris

“We are pleased that the brand-new SoCal Fair Motorcycle Speedway will be the home track for the So Cal Oval Karters,” Southern California Fair CEO Carl Wuersch said on Wednesday.  “The track will have roughly the same dimensions as the Grand Arena at Industry Hills which is perfect for kart racing.  We are also pleased that with eight races on the new track, two at Perris Auto Speedway and pavement kart racing at Apex Racing, the SoCal Fair and Event Center will be one of the hottest karting destinations in the state of California.”

Before the 2018 season begins, the SCOK will be saluting its 2017 champions at the annual banquet on January 20 at VFW Post 9148 in La Mirada.  2017 SCOK members and those under 12 are admitted free.  For nonmembers, it is just $10.00.  To RSVP or for more information, text: 805-857-2595.

To keep up with the So Cal Oval Karters on Facebook, please use the following link:  https://www.facebook.com/search/str/so+cal+oval+karters/keywords_search

The So Cal Oval Karters website is available at: http://socalovalkarters.com/

The So Cal Oval Karters would like to thank the following sponsors for helping make the championship series possible.  Burris Racing, Cory Kruseman Sprint Car Driving School, Hubcapmike.com, Perris Auto Speedway, R&J Motorsports, THC Home Medical Services, T-MAC Racing and Yamaha of America Racing Engines.  If you or your business would like to become a partner of the So Cal Oval Karters, please call or E-mail Mike Nigh at (805) 857-2595 or scokart@gmail.com.

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