(NOVEMBER 14, 2004, PERRIS, CA) The field continues to get tougher for this Saturday's Valvoline USAC/CRA Sprint Car 8th Annual Jack Kindoll Classic at Perris Auto Speedway. Two-time Oval Nationals Champion Cory Kruseman, 1999 USAC National...
(NOVEMBER 14, 2004, PERRIS, CA) The field continues to get tougher for this Saturday's Valvoline USAC/CRA Sprint Car 8th Annual Jack Kindoll Classic at Perris Auto Speedway. Two-time Oval Nationals Champion Cory Kruseman, 1999 USAC National Sprint Car Champion Dave Darland and Indiana star John Stanbrough have all entered the season finale, which will conclude with a 50-lap main event.
Kruseman, 34 of Ventura, won his second straight Oval Nationals at The PAS on October 30th driving for NASCAR star Tony Stewart. The veteran driver has won three (1998, 2000, 2001) of the previous seven Kindoll Classics. Kruseman will be behind the wheel of Mark Alexander's silver #4 which he drove to four victories on the tough USAC/CRA tour in 2004. The 2002 Indiana Sprint Week champion was third in USAC National Sprint Car points this season and is currently ranked seventh in USAC/CRA.
Lincoln, Indiana's Darland, who turned 38 in September, will be driving for Southern California car owner Dwight Cheney. Darland won the USAC/CRA Sokola Classic preliminary main event at Manzanita Speedway on March 19th. The two-time USAC National Midget champion (2001 & 2002) thrilled the crowd at The PAS during the Oval Nationals coming from the B Main all the way to 5th in the 50-lap A main before a late race tangle relegated him to 10th at the checkered flag. Darland ended up seventh in 2004 USAC National Sprint Car Series points, third in the USAC Silver Crown standings and is seventh on the USAC National Midget point blotter with two races to go.
Stanbrough, who resides in Jamestown, Indiana, had a career best eighth place finish in the USAC National Sprint Car standings in 2004. The 37 year-old veteran had two National wins in 2004 (Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia and Lawrenceburg Indiana Speedway) bringing his career total to 9 National wins. Stanbrough, who finished 11th at the Oval Nationals, will be driving the blue #11 owned by Anne Wilkerson on Saturday night.
The visitors will be joined by Levi Jones of Illinois and Northern California teenager Brad Sweet and they take on a huge contingent of USAC/CRA stars including point leader and inaugural (1997) Kindoll Classic champion Rip Williams of Yorba Linda, Concord's Damion Gardner, Mike Kirby from Torrance, Ojai's Troy Rutherford, Greg Bragg of Visalia, 2002 Kindoll Classic champ Steve Ostling of Corona (Ostling will be celebrating his 42nd birthday on Saturday), Temecula's Mike Spencer and Tony Jones of Corona.
Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM.
Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds, home of the Southern California Fair, approximately one hour east of Los Angeles. Take the 215 Freeway, exit at the Ramona Expressway and go east two and a half miles to the fairgrounds.
For more information on this or any other event at Perris Auto Speedway, please call (951) 940-0134.