WALLY PANKRATZ TO TEAM WITH RIP WILLIAMS
(SEPTEMBER 16, 2005, PERRIS, CA) When Temecula Valley Pipe
& Supply presents the Valvoline USAC/CRA Sprint Cars at Perris Auto
Speedway on Saturday night, west coast open wheel legends Wally Pankratz and
defending USAC/CRA champion and current point leader Rip Williams will be
teammates on the famous John Jory Corporation
will drive a black #3X that normally serves as a back up car for Williams. The Orange, California veteran,
who turned 60 at the end of August, won the 2000 USAC Western States Midget
Championship. The 2005 season has been
Pankratz farewell tour and he will retire after the running of the Turkey
Night Grand Prix at the Irwindale Speedway on Thanksgiving Night.
Pankratz is a good friend of mine, Williams said by telephone on Friday
afternoon. We just got the car finished
for him to race with us on Saturday. I
am looking forward to it.
undetermined at press time if Pankratz will make another appearance in the car
before the end of the 2005 season.
management at Perris Auto Speedway is ecstatic that the legendary driver will
be gracing the Riverside County clay oval one more time on Saturday night and hopefully one or
two more times before he hangs up his helmet in November.
Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the freeway close 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 on any event at Perris Auto Speedway, please call (951)
VALVOLINE USAC/CRA POINT STANDINGS
Williams Yorba Linda,
Davis Jr. Buckeye, AZ 1,103
- Seth Wilson San
- Steve Ostling
- R.J. Johnson Phoenix,
- Jordan Hermansador
- Bobby Cody Costa
Mesa, CA - 415
- David Cardey - Riverside,
- Jimmy Crawford Ventura,
- Danny Ebberts
- Bobby Graham Riverside,