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CRA CHAMPS JONES, WILLIAMS PEAKING AT RIGHT TIME TO CHALLENGE FOR "LOUIE VERMEIL CLASSIC" AT CALISTOGA Defending Lucas Oil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Champion Tony Jones and former titlist Rip Williams could be peaking at the right...

CRA CHAMPS JONES, WILLIAMS PEAKING AT RIGHT TIME TO CHALLENGE FOR "LOUIE VERMEIL CLASSIC" AT CALISTOGA

Defending Lucas Oil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Champion Tony Jones and former titlist Rip Williams could be peaking at the right time to challenge for victory in this weekend's "Louie Vermeil Classic" at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway.

Jones returned to victory lane for the first time this season, passing Williams on the 24th lap to lead the final seven laps Saturday night to win the "30-lap Hot August 70s Night" feature at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. Williams finished second behind Jones' Alexander Racing machine, while Danny Sheridan, Garrett Hansen and Mike Spencer rounded out the "top-five." Williams' finish was his best so far since returning to USAC/CRA competition July 4.

Spencer's point lead now stands at 92 points over Hansen going into this weekend's "Louie Vermeil Classic."

Ronnie Day won the last USAC non-wing sprint race at Calistoga, in 1996. That's the only previous appearance of USAC Sprint cars at the storied track.

The USAC Western Midgets are also part of this weekend's Calistoga racing program.

-credit: usac

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Series USAC
Drivers Tony Jones , Rip Williams , Garrett Hansen , Danny Sheridan
Teams Williams