CRA: Perris recap 2005-06-25

"FIRECRACKER 50" SATURDAY AT PERRIS GARDNER CONTINUES WINNING WAYS IN 30-LAPPER Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. will try for his 14th fast qualifying performance this Saturday as the Valvoline USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series presents...

"FIRECRACKER 50" SATURDAY AT PERRIS
GARDNER CONTINUES WINNING WAYS IN 30-LAPPER

Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. will try for his 14th fast qualifying performance this Saturday as the Valvoline USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series presents the "Firecracker 50" at the Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.

Gardner led the final 12 laps of last Saurday's 30-lapper at Perris after posting the fastest qualifying time in his Temecula Valley Pipe & Supply/Arizona Race Mart Eagle/Shaver. He passed Cory Kruseman on lap 19 and led the rest of the way to beat Tony Jones, Mike Kirby, Tom Stansberry and Danny Ebberts. The race was halted on the opening lap by a multicar tangle but there were no driver injuries.

Bobby Cody led the first five laps of Saturday's race, then Kruseman paced the next 13 before yielding to Gardner.

USAC/CRA Series point leader Rip Williams finished eighth after flipping during his heat race. He holds a 79-point lead over Gardner in the new standings going into this Saturday's program at the 1/2-mile dirt oval.

VALVOLINE USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1.-Rip Williams-992
2.-Damion Gardner-913
3.-Cory Kruseman-844
4.-Mike Kirby-842
5.-Charles Davis, Jr.-828
6.-Rickie Gaunt-712
7.-Tony Jones-513
8.-Alan Ballard-502
9.-Mike Spencer-479
10.-Seth Wilson-476

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Series USAC
Drivers Danny Ebberts , Tony Jones , Cory Kruseman , Seth Wilson , Rip Williams , Damion Gardner , Mike Spencer
Teams Williams