CRA: Weekly notes, race recaps 2005-08-01

GARDNER RETURNS TO PERRIS SATURDAY LOOKING TO ADD TO HIS TEN 2005 CRA SPRINT WINS! Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. has sliced defending Valvoline USAC/CRA Sprint Car series champion Rip Williams' point lead to just 50 going into...

GARDNER RETURNS TO PERRIS SATURDAY
LOOKING TO ADD TO HIS TEN 2005 CRA SPRINT WINS!

Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. has sliced defending Valvoline USAC/CRA Sprint Car series champion Rip Williams' point lead to just 50 going into this Saturday night's return to Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. A total of 74 points are available at Perris and the feature is a 30-lapper.

Gardner continued his recent winning streak in weekend races at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., taking both Friday night's 30-lapper and Saturday night's 40-lapper in the Chaffin Motorsports Temecula Valley Pipe & Supply/Arizona Race Mart Eagle/Shaver. The wins were his ninth and tenth in the series this season.

Trailing Gardner Friday were Cory Kruseman, Tony Jones, Williams and Bud Kaeding. On Saturday, Gardner was followed by Mike Kirby, fast qualifier Kaeding, Mike Spencer and Danny Sheridan.

Gardner's fast qualifying time on Friday at Skagit was his 14th this season.

VALVOLINE USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1.-Rip Williams-1,200
2.-Damion Gardner-1,150
3.-Mike Kirby-1,060
4.-Cory Kruseman-1,029
5.-Charles Davis, Jr.-901
6.-Rickie Gaunt-811
7.-Mike Spencer-690
8.-Josh Ford-652
9.-Tony Jones-652
10.-Steve Ostling-579

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