JAC HAUDENSCHILD ENTERS OVAL
NATIONALS! (OCTOBER 16, 2003) The field for the 8th Annual Budweiser
Oval Nationals, presented by Temecula Valley Pipe and Supply, got a lot
tougher on Thursday afternoon when Perris Auto Speedway officials opened
their mail box and found a filled out entry blank from Wooster, Ohio superstar
Jac Haudenschild. In 2003, Haudenschild, 45, is celebrating his 30th season
of racing sprint cars. The biggest win of his illustrious career came a
little over a month ago when he pocketed $200,000.00 for winning the Mopar
Million at Ohio’s Eldora Speedway. Now he has his mind made up to take the
Oval Nationals winners share of $30,000.00 back to Ohio. In an effort to
do so, he will be driving the same racetohawaii.com car that carried him
to the historic Mopar Million victory.
Haudenschild, who is known as
the “Wild Child” to his legion of fans around the world, first stepped into
a sprint car in 1974 at Ohio’s Wayne County Speedway. He picked up the first
win of his career the following season. Since then, he has battled with
and beaten the best non-wing and winged sprint car drivers racing can offer
driving with the World of Outlaws, SCRA, USAC, All-Stars and CRA.
When the father of 3 (oldest
son Justin, 17, placed 11th in his first ever sprint car race on September
27th) arrives at The PAS for the three nights of the Oval Nationals on November
13th, 14th and 15th, he better be ready for a fight as the toughest field
in the history of Perris Auto Speedway will be on hand to contest the $100,000.00
Early entries show Haudenschild
the names of tough combatants such as Cory Kruseman, Richard “The Gasman”
Griffin, J.J. Yeley, Mike Kirby, Troy Rutherford, Steve Ostling, Charles
Davis, Jr. and a host of others. By the time the race rolls around, over
60 entries are expected for the high profile event.
The countdown for the 8th Annual
Budweiser Oval Nationals has begun and the first night is less than a month
away. Advance tickets are on sale now by calling 1-800-595-4849 or (909)
Fans can also order tickets from
the Internet at www.tix.com or www.perrisautospeedway.com.
Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently
located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds, home of the Southern California
Fair, approximately one hour east of Los Angeles. Take the 215 Freeway,
exit at the Ramona Expressway and go east two and a half miles to the fairgrounds.
For more information, please
call (909) 940-0134.