CRA: Hanford preview, Perris summary

USAC/CRA SPRINTS TO KINGS SPEEDWAY SATURDAY; JOHNSON 8TH DIFFERENT WINNER THIS YEAR! The USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series continues this Saturday night at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., hoping to produce a ninth different race winner in as many ...

USAC/CRA SPRINTS TO KINGS SPEEDWAY SATURDAY; JOHNSON 8TH DIFFERENT WINNER THIS YEAR!

The USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series continues this Saturday night at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., hoping to produce a ninth different race winner in as many races.

R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. became the eighth different winner in eight races so far this season by winning last Saturday night's 30-lapper at the Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. He joined 2007 race winners Charles Davis Jr., Josh Wise, Tony Jones, Mike Spencer, Garrett Hansen, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Darren Hagen in the current streak.

Jones finished third at Perris and retained the series point lead by 46 over Spencer, who was second Saturday night.

Saturday's race at Hanford is the first at the 3/8-mile dirt Kings County Fairgrounds oval since 2005 when Ricci Faria Jr. emerged the race winner.

Johnson excaped a first-lap tangle which involved numerous drivers, including defending series champion Cory Kruseman and Rodney Argo, who both flipped. Johnson led all 30 laps in his Arizona Race Mart Ellis to beat Spencer, Jones, Darren Hagen and Dustin Morgan for his first series victory.

-credit: usac

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Series USAC
Drivers Tony Jones , Cory Kruseman , Josh Wise , Charles Davis Jr. , Darren Hagen , Ricky Stenhouse Jr. , Dustin Morgan , Mike Spencer , R.J. Johnson