Perris Auto Speeway’s Statement Regarding Last Weekend’s Fatality


Bill Egleston’s #15e early on Saturday, January 13, 2018.

From the media office at Perris Auto Speedway:

For Immediate Release


(Perris, CA, January 17, 2018) Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian has released the following statement regarding the crash in last Saturday’s IMCA Modified main event that took the life of driver Bill Egleston of Atwater, California.

Bill Egleston

Bill Egleston

“Everyone at Perris Auto Speedway is heartbroken over the crash that took Bill Egleston’s life last Saturday,” Kazarian said. “Times like this are very hard and we all offer our prayers, thoughts and sincere condolences to all of his family and friends. While looking at social media, it is easy to see what kind of guy he was. The out pouring of emotion shows he was a loved and very respected member of the racing community.”

Kazarian continued, “In addition, we also offer our thoughts and prayers to the other driver involved in the crash. Everything unfolded so fast, there was nothing he could have done to avoid the ensuing pile up.”

Funeral arrangements for Egleston, who’s home track was the Merced Speedway and who had 13 IMCA Modified main event wins dating back to 2007, are as follows: Saturday, January 27th at 10:00 A.M. at the Lifegate Free Will Baptist Church at 2217 Geer Road in Turlock, California (95382). Gravesite will take place immediately after at the Turlock Memorial Park located at 425 North Soderquist Road in Turlock. The family is requesting that all in attendance to not wear black. All are requested to wear their favorite race shirts, sweatshirts, race suits or something comfortable.

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