CRA: Perris recap, Las Vegas preview

CRA HEADS FOR LAS VEGAS OCTOBER 27; WEIR, SPENCER TOPS AT VENTURA & PERRIS The battle for the 2007 Lucas Oil USAC/CRA Sprint Car championship has tightened as a result of weekend races and Tony Jones' point lead over runner-up...

CRA HEADS FOR LAS VEGAS OCTOBER 27; WEIR, SPENCER TOPS AT VENTURA & PERRIS

The battle for the 2007 Lucas Oil USAC/CRA Sprint Car championship has tightened as a result of weekend races and Tony Jones' point lead over runner-up Mike Spencer has slipped to just 53 points going into an October 27 race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Nevada.

Spencer, of Temecula, Calif. closed the gap with a third place at Ventura (Calif.) Raceway Saturday and a victory at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway Sunday.

Scotty Weir of Marion, Ind. won Saturday night's 30-lapper at Ventura in his ITI Performance/HK Construction Bullet/Downing. He passed Spencer on lap 27 and led the final four laps to beat Rip Williams, Spencer, Troy Rutherford and Damion Gardner. Gardner led the first 15 laps and Spencer the next 11 before Weir went to the front.

Spencer passed Danny Sheridan on lap 11 of Sunday's Southern California Fair race at Perris and led the last 20 laps in his Temecula Valley Pipe & Supply/Arizona Race Mart Maxim/Shaver. Fast qualifier Cory Kruseman finished second ahead of Rickie Gaunt, Sheridan and Williams. Gardner led the first lap, Spencer led the next six, then Sheridan led for three before Spencer returned to the lead.

Blake Miller of Yorba Linda, Calif. won Saturday's 15-lap "Wagsdash" special event for "low-buck" racers at Ventura.

-credit: usac

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Series USAC
Drivers Scotty Weir , Tony Jones , Damion Gardner , Mike Spencer , Troy Rutherford , Danny Sheridan
Teams Williams