CRA: Perris August 20th preview

GARDNER EYES ...

GARDNER EYES #11 & #17 AT PERRIS SATURDAY

Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. has won 10 feature events this year and has posted the fastest qualifying time 16 times! One would think that would put him atop the series standings but instead he ranks second to defending champion Rip Williams entering this Saturday's event at the Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway!

In contrast, Williams, of Yorba Linda, Calif., only has one victory and two fast times so far, but his consistency has paid off. In 22 starts he has 14 "top-four" finishes, although only two of his six seconds have come in races won by Gardner.

A 30-lap feature tops Saturday's Perris program and with 74 points up for grabs, Gardner has a chance to catch Williams, who sits 34 points ahead of him.

VALVOLINE USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1.-Rip Williams-1,231
2.-Damion Gardner-1,197
3.-Mike Kirby-1,120
4.-Cory Kruseman-1,097
5.-Charles Davis, Jr.-954
6.-Rickie Gaunt-851
7.-Mike Spencer-757
8.-Josh Ford-676
9.-Tony Jones-652
10.-Steve Ostling-619

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Series USAC
Drivers Tony Jones , Cory Kruseman , Rip Williams , Josh Ford , Damion Gardner , Mike Spencer
Teams Williams