scra: PAS VI: Race report

SCRA Sprint Cars Perris Auto Speedway April 27, 2002 Highlight reel stuff again as the main event was a torrid battle between Gaunt, Griffin and Ostling. Gaunt and Griffin traded the lead back and fourth several times including one two lap...

SCRA Sprint Cars
Perris Auto Speedway
April 27, 2002

Highlight reel stuff again as the main event was a torrid battle between Gaunt, Griffin and Ostling. Gaunt and Griffin traded the lead back and fourth several times including one two lap segment where they swapped the position four times. Griffin eventually spun late in the event and had to restart at the back. Gaunt had the upper hand with a narrow lead over Ostling as they took the white flag and when Ostling did a wheelie off turn two on the last circuit, it gave Gaunt a little bit of extra breathing room which he carried to his first checkered flag driving for the Alexander team.

Jones, second in points heading into the night, was running in the top five when he spun in turn one early in the main and was clipped by Graham who rolled over. Both were done for the night. It was Graham's first night in the Crossno #38 (he looked good and made the JE Pistons Passing Masters Dash). Damion Gardner looked to be headed for a top five finish until a flat left front put him a lap down with five to go.

Lap three tangle saw Williams, Cody and Mitchell all come to a stop coming out of four. All restarted and Williams came all the way to 6th at the checkered.

Point leader Kruseman was involved in a multi car scrape as they took the green flag for the second heat race. He could not restart and had to come from the B Main to get into the A.

Denise Cline made her SCRA debut driving an Iron Block 360 owned by husband Troy Cline. She started last in the B Main and passed several cars late in the race using the high and low lines.

Only a couple of yellows in the preliminaries. Main event saw more than it's fair share of the yellows after the full moon started rising off turn two. The final checkered flag came down at 9:28 PM.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Troy Cline , Damion Gardner
Teams Williams