CRA: Firecracker 50 wrapup

Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. captured Saturday night's 50-lap "Firecracker 50" presented by Temecula Valley Pipe & Supply and Vista Paint, closing to within 24 points of Valvoline USAC/CRA Sprint Car point leader Rip Williams in...

Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. captured Saturday night's 50-lap "Firecracker 50" presented by Temecula Valley Pipe & Supply and Vista Paint, closing to within 24 points of Valvoline USAC/CRA Sprint Car point leader Rip Williams in the process.

Gardner and Williams will now focus on the July 30-31 races at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., the initial appearance of the series at that 3/10-mile dirt oval.

Gardner and his Temecula Valley Pipe & Supply/Arizona Race Mart John Boy/Shaver grabbed the lead from Adam Mitchell on the 20th lap and led the rest of the way, except for lap 44 when he slipped behind Mike Kirby at the start/finish line. Kirby ended up second at the checkered flag ahead of Mike Spencer, Troy Rutherford and Tony Jones.

Williams was the fastest Perris qualifier but finished 15th in Saturday night's race.

VALVOLINE USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1.-Rip Williams-757
2.-Damion Gardner-733
3.-Mike Kirby-684
4.-Troy Rutherford-675
5.-Tony Jones-501
6.-Steve Ostling-476
7.-Brian Venard-461
8.-Greg Bragg-402
9.-Cory Kruseman-378
10.-Jeremy Sherman-374

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Series USAC
Drivers Tony Jones , Cory Kruseman , Rip Williams , Damion Gardner , Mike Spencer , Greg Bragg , Troy Rutherford
Teams Williams