scra: Perris doubleheader preview

(MARCH 24, 2003) Sprint Car fans in Southern California get a double dose of main event action at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday night when Temecula Valley Pipe and Supply and Vista Paint present the NAPA Auto Parts/Auto Trader Magazines SCRA...

(MARCH 24, 2003) Sprint Car fans in Southern California get a double dose of main event action at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday night when Temecula Valley Pipe and Supply and Vista Paint present the NAPA Auto Parts/Auto Trader Magazines SCRA Sprint Cars.

The first race of the night, just after qualifying, will be the makeup 30-lap main event that was rained out on March 1st and again on March 15th. After the makeup race gets the checkered flag, there will be another complete SCRA show featuring four heats, a dash, preliminary main and another 30 lap A Main event. In addition, the Dwarf Cars, a class where SCRA star Damion Gardner (Concord) and Jeff Bagley Rookie of the Year contender Seth Wilson (San Clemente) began their racing careers, will also be on the program.

Heading into Saturday's action Ojai's Troy Rutherford, who will turn 30 on April 11th, leads four-time SCRA Champion Richard Griffin, of Silver City, New Mexico, by 18-points in the standings. Rutherford, who is the father of a brand new baby girl, won the SCRA season opener at The PAS on February 15th. Griffin won round one of the Gary Sokola Classic last Friday at Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix, Arizona. After leading the first 11-laps of the Sokola finals last Saturday at Manzanita, Griffin finished second to hometown driver Jeremy Sherman. Rutherford, who led laps 12-26, ended up fourth.

Spectator gates at will open at 4:00 PM Saturday and qualifying will start at 5:00.

Don't forget that at intermission the entire family can dance in The PAS Dance Contest with prizes for the winning dancers ages 12 and under.

Perris Auto Speedway is the world's premiere clay oval stadium. The fan friendly track features an amazing 60,000-watt digital sound system, daytime bright lighting, a wide variety of delicious food, clean restrooms and paved spectator parking. Best of all, the track supplies clean, wholesome family entertainment every Saturday night.

Advance tickets are on sale now by calling 1-800-595-4TIX (4849).

Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the freeway close Lake Perris Fairgrounds, home of the Farmer's Fair, approximately one hour east of Los Angeles. Take the 215 Freeway, exit at the Ramona Expressway and go east two miles to the fairgrounds.

SCRA POINTS
1. Troy Rutherford - Ojai, CA - 205
2. Richard Griffin - Silver City, NM - 187
3. Tony Jones - Garden Grove, CA - 162
4. Jerry Coons, Jr - Tucson, AZ - 135
5. Mike English - Norwalk, CA - 130
6. Damion Gardner - Concord, CA - 124
7. Rip Williams - Yorba Linda, CA - 123
8. Mike Spencer - Temecula, CA - 119
9. Jeremy Sherman - Phoenix, AZ - 117
10. Rickie Gaunt - Torrance, CA - 115

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Series Sprint
Drivers Tony Jones , Richard Griffin , Jerry Coons , Seth Wilson , Rip Williams , Damion Gardner , Mike English , Mike Spencer , Troy Rutherford
Teams Williams