scra: Perris Firecracker 50 race results 2001-07-04

<pre> Cory Kruseman wins the Firecracker 50! Perris Auto Speedway 51 CARS FAST QUALIFER Richard Griffin 16.807 HEAT RACE WINNERS (with starting positions) John Scott (5th) Alex Grigoreas (2nd) Rip Williams (1st) Steve...

<pre> Cory Kruseman wins the Firecracker 50! Perris Auto Speedway

51 CARS

FAST QUALIFER Richard Griffin 16.807

HEAT RACE WINNERS (with starting positions) John Scott (5th) Alex Grigoreas (2nd) Rip Williams (1st) Steve Ostling (3rd)

"C" MAIN Charles Davis Jr (2nd)

"B" MAIN Michael Hinrichsen (2nd)

PASSING MASTERS DASH Rickie Gaunt (1st) Verne Sweeney (2nd) Cory Kruseman (3rd) Richard Griffin (4th) Mike Kirby (5th) Troy Rutherford (6th) Troy Cline (7th) Charlie Ekiss (8th)

"A" MAIN - 50 LAPS 1. Cory Kruseman (3rd) 2. Richard Griffin (4th) 3. John Scott (11th) 4. Mike Kirby (5th) 5. Rickie Gaunt (1st) 6. Troy Rutherford (4th) 7. Mike English (16th) 8. Adam Mitchell (10th) 9. Charlie Ekiss (8th) 10. Chris Rahe (14th) 11. George Gervais (19th) 12. Rodney Argo (13th) 13. Verne Sweeney (2nd) 14. Mike Spencer (20th) 15. Troy Cline (7th) DNF - Flat Tire 16. Steve Ostling (17th) DNF - Lost Torsion Bar & Broken Watts Link 17. Danny Sheridan (15th) DNF - Right Rear Tire Packed With Clay 18. Michael Hinrichsen (9th) DNF - 2 Stop Rule 19. Rip Williams (21st) - Upside Down Turn 4 20. Jarrett Chaney (22nd) - DNF - Crash 21. Alex Grigoreas (18th) - DNF 22. March Hart (12th) - DNF

Gaunt led the early laps of the main, but once Kruseman passed him he was never seriously challenged. Kirby and Gaunt both had to restart at the back after problems and finished fifth and sixth respectively. Rutherford apparently ran out of brakes. Ekiss made his first ever dash and "A" main - his previous best finish was a ninth in the "B" main. Chris Rahe did a fine job finishing tenth. Rahe got into the "A" Main after Jeremy Sherman, in the Tamale Wagon, and Lance Gremett tangled coming off turn four on the last lap of the "B" Main allowing him to take the final transfer. Ostling, who started 17th, had worked into the top ten before his problem. Williams started 21st and was up to tenth on lap 17 when he turned it over coming out of four. He was uninjured.

- Scott Daloisio

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