CRA: Kings Speedway preview

The Valvoline/USAC CRA Sprint Car Series returns to Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. this Saturday and Damion Gardner, who won the feature at Kings in April, hopes to slice into Rip Williams' 26-point series lead. ...

The Valvoline/USAC CRA Sprint Car Series returns to Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. this Saturday and Damion Gardner, who won the feature at Kings in April, hopes to slice into Rip Williams' 26-point series lead.

Gardner, of Concord, Calif., has four CRA feature victories already this year. Williams, of Yorba Linda, Calif., who finished second to Gardner in the April race at Hanford, has three wins so far in search of his initial career driving title.

Mike Kirby of Lomita, Calif. ranks third in the series standings entering the Hanford race. He trails Williams by 72 and Gardner by 46 with 74 points available Saturday. Kirby also has three victories so far in the 2004 campaign.

A 30-lap feature event caps Saturday night's action at the 3/8-mile dirt Kings Speedway oval.

VALVOLINE USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1.-Rip Williams-873
2.-Damion Gardner-847
3.-Mike Kirby-801
4.-Troy Rutherford-675
5.-Tony Jones-573
6.-Steve Ostling-476
7.-Greg Bragg-472
8.-Cory Kruseman-470
9.-Brian Venard-461
10.-Jordan Hermansader-439

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Series USAC
Drivers Tony Jones , Cory Kruseman , Rip Williams , Damion Gardner , Greg Bragg , Troy Rutherford
Teams Williams