CRA: Perris post-race notes

Gardner, Williams, Kirby 1-2-3 at Perris Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. captured Saturday afternoon's 30-lap Valvoline USAC/CRA Sprint Car race at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway, beating defending series champion Rip Williams to...

Gardner, Williams, Kirby 1-2-3 at Perris

Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. captured Saturday afternoon's 30-lap Valvoline USAC/CRA Sprint Car race at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway, beating defending series champion Rip Williams to the checkered flag.

Williams, trying to notch his 100th career Sprint Car triumph, nearly caught Gardner on the final lap but had to settle for second ahead of Mike Kirby, Bill Rose and Seth Wilson. It marked the seventh time in two years that the top three drivers in the 2004 standings have finished 1-2-3 since the USAC/CRA series began at the start of the 2004 season.

Rose led the first 10 laps and Gardner led the rest of the way in his Temecula Valley Pipe & Supply/Arizona Race Mart Eagle/Shaver.

Kirby emerged tied with Charles Davis, Jr. in the new series standings. The series resumes February 19 with another 30-lap feature at the Perris oval.

VALVOLINE USAC CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1.-Mike Kirby-109
2.-Charles Davis, Jr.-109
3.-Rip Williams-94
4.-Cory Kruseman-93
5.-Seth Wilson-83
6.-Rick Williams-82
7.-Mike Spencer-80
8.-Damion Gardner-73
9.-Rick Ziehl-64
10.-Jimmy Crawford-60

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Series USAC
Drivers Cory Kruseman , Rick Ziehl , Seth Wilson , Rip Williams , Rick Williams , Damion Gardner , Bill Rose , Mike Spencer
Teams Williams