CRA: Perris summary, Tucson preview

CRA SPRINTS MAKE TUCSON DEBUT SATURDAY GARDNER BACK ON TOP AFTER PERRIS TRIUMPH & 19TH FQ Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. leads the Valvoline USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series to USA Race Park in Tucson, Ariz. this Saturday. The visit ...

CRA SPRINTS MAKE TUCSON DEBUT SATURDAY GARDNER BACK ON TOP AFTER PERRIS TRIUMPH & 19TH FQ

Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. leads the Valvoline USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series to USA Race Park in Tucson, Ariz. this Saturday. The visit marks the USAC/CRA debut in Tucson and the race will feature a shootout for the series point lead, which has been passed back and forth in recent weeks.

A 30-lap feature is scheduled on the 3/8-mile Tucson oval, which opened last year.

Gardner posted his record 19th fast qualifying time at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway last Saturday, then proceeded to notch his 13th feature victory of the year in the 30-lap main event. He passed Josh Ford on lap 12 and led the rest of the way in his Temecula Valley Pipe & Supply/Arizona Race Mart Eagle/Shaver. Mike Spencer, Cory Kruseman, Tony Jones and Mike Kirby trailed at the checkered flag.

Rip Williams, the defending CRA titlist, suffered mechanical problems at Perris and failed to finish the feature, losing the point lead to Gardner, who takes a 21-point lead into Saturday's Tucson event. A total of 74 points are available at Tucson.

VALVOLINE USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1.-Damion Gardner-1,602
2.-Rip Williams-1,581
3.-Cory Kruseman-1,505
4.-Mike Kirby-1,385
5.-Charles Davis, Jr.-1,214
6.-Rickie Gaunt-1,137
7.-Mike Spencer-1,080
8.-Josh Ford-975
9.-Danny Sheridan-853
10.-Seth Wilson-851

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Series USAC
Drivers Cory Kruseman , Seth Wilson , Rip Williams , Josh Ford , Damion Gardner , Mike Spencer , Danny Sheridan
Teams Williams