CRA: David Cardey racing news 2009-06-10

CARDEY ONLY 4 POINTS OUT OF USAC/CRA POINT LEAD! (JUNE 10, 2009, RIVERSIDE, CA) Hot on the heels of his fifth place finish at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California two weeks ago, David Cardey finds himself just four points out of the ...

CARDEY ONLY 4 POINTS OUT OF USAC/CRA POINT LEAD!

(JUNE 10, 2009, RIVERSIDE, CA) Hot on the heels of his fifth place finish at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California two weeks ago, David Cardey finds himself just four points out of the Lucas Oil USAC/CRA Sprint Car series point lead heading into this Saturday's (June 13th) 5th Annual Ron Otto Memorial at Chris Kearns' 1/3 of a mile Santa Maria Speedway.

Two races ago, the 33 year-old racing Riverside, California star was 16 points out of the lead. Heading into the race in Tulare, he had whittled that deficit down to eight digits. After qualifying second fast at Tulare, Cardey -- aka "Dynamite" - took a hard fought fifth place in the main after restarting at the back due to a flat tire. Now he trails series point leader Blake Miller by a mere four markers heading into this Saturday's showdown at Santa Maria.

Cardey has had a mixed bag of results since his first 410 appearance at Santa Maria on June 17, 2006. That night, driving for his first ever 410-car owner Jim Giardina, Cardey out-qualified a stellar 22-car field and finished fifth in his heat race. However, things did not go his way in the main event and he placed 20th.

2007 was not a whole lot kinder to Cardey as he finished 12th and 18th in the two USAC/CRA main events at the track. The series only made one appearance at Santa Maria in 2008 and things turned out much better for Cardey. He timed in 12th quick, claimed second in his heat and posted a Santa Maria career best 4th in the A main. Cardey hopes to improve on that number this Saturday and leave the track with the USAC/CRA point lead.

In his last five 2009 outings in the powerful ITI Performance #38, Cardey has not finished out of the top five. He has two wins, a second, a fourth and a fifth. That is tops on the USAC/CRA circuit in that time period.

Santa Maria Speedway is conveniently located three miles north of the city of Santa Maria and 0x00bc mile north of the 101/166 interchange on Hutton Road. Qualifying is scheduled for 5:00 PM with the first race at 6:00.

David Cardey wants to thank his valuable sponsors for making the 2009 season possible: ITI Motorsports, Empire Plumbing, Circle Track Racing, Racer's Pub, Powell Pipe & Supply, Eibach Springs, Hoosier Tires, and Scott Daloisio Sports. To add your company to the sponsor list of David Cardey Racing's winning team, please use the contact information at the start or end of this release.

-credit: dcr

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