CRA: Perris wrapup 2004-06-21

Rip Williams of Yorba Linda, Calif. continues to lead the Valvoline USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series standings after his third win of 2004 Saturday night at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. Williams and his John Jory ...

Rip Williams of Yorba Linda, Calif. continues to lead the Valvoline USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series standings after his third win of 2004 Saturday night at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.

Williams and his John Jory Corporation/Weld Wheels Stinger/Shaver led the final nine laps of the 30-lap feature after passing Jordan Hermansader on lap 22. Hermansader slipped to third at the checkered flag behind Damion Gardner, who trails Williams by 56 points in the CRA standings going into a July 3 race at Perris.

Troy Rutherford and Brian Venard rounded out the "top-five" in Saturday night's race. Bobby Cody led the first three laps and Hermansader led the next 18 before Williams sailed in front.

The July 3 Perris race offers a big 50-lap main event and the battle for the series point lead between Williams and Gardner, who have collectively won five of the 12 features held so far this year.

VALVOLINE USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1.-Rip Williams-723
2.-Damion Gardner-667
3.-Mike Kirby-621
4.-Troy Rutherford-615
5.-Tony Jones-448
6.-Steve Ostling-428
7.-Brian Venard-422
8.-Cory Kruseman-378
9.-Jeremy Sherman-374
10.-Greg Bragg-364

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