So Cal Oval Karters Round Three This Sunday at Perris Auto Speedway
The So Cal Oval Karters Club will contest round #3 of the 2021 Championship season this Sunday, June 27th, at world famous Perris Auto Speedway. The pit gate will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 10. The pit meeting will be at 10:30 with practice and racing to follow immediately.
Sunday’s race under the sun will include the YOA Racing KT-100s, Rogue Specialties Open Class, Uncle Franks SR L206, Burris Racing F200s, Caymus Vineyards Senior Clones, Junior Clones, Junior LO 206 and Junior/Juniors. In addition, the Mini Dwarf Cars will be making their second appearance this year on the track cut into the infield of the Riverside County speed plant.
Whittier’s Luis Calderon, who won the first race of the year has 39 of a possible 40-points and sits on top of the point standings in the YOA Racing Engines KT100 class. “Hubcap” Mike Collins of Lake Forest comes into the event second in the class, only four points out of the top spot. Torrance veteran Bryant Drollinger, who won the second race of the year, is currently third in points.
Hesperia’s Thomas Southern is perfect after two races in the Rogue Specialties Open Class. At the last race in May, the veteran karter fought off sciatic nerve pains to score the victory in the main event. For the second race in a row San Diego’s Jason Bishop chased him to the checkers and comes into Sunday’s daytime affair two-points out of first. Veteran racer Collins is third, and is only five-points behind the Southern.
Another racer who is perfect in main event action after two rounds is Fountain Valley’s Tyler Rose Bohle. The teen picked up her second straight win in the Uncle Frank’s SR L206 last month on a day she dominated the competition in two classes by winning five of her six starts. She enjoys a five-point advantage over Mike Erickson after the first two meetings of the year. Michelle Munoz and Michael Cangelosi are tied for third some 21-points behind the leader.
Things are a little bit closer for Bohle in the Burris Racing F200s. After her second win of the day in the May meeting, she leads “The Nicest Guy in Karting,” Norm Reynolds of San Marcos, by a single point. The always hard charging Scott Gaynor of Banning is third and is only two-points out of first.
Wildomar’s Mike Demello is two for two in the Caymus Vineyards Senior Clones and thus leads the point standings by four over Calderon. Drollinger is third. Another racer who is undefeated this year is San Diego’s Lauren Bishop in the Junior Clones. She carries a four-point advantage over Michael Cazaras in the points. Zate Legend of Riverside and Tristan Juillerat of Whittier are third and fourth. Michael Cangelosi and Dillon Huff each have a single win in the Junior LO 206’s and are tied at the top of the points.
Fans who wish to attend Sunday’s race are urged to bring a chair and a cooler as the main grandstands and concessions will not be open on the day. Entrance is through the pit gate off turn two of the half-mile oval.