CRA: Perris wrapup 2004-09-13

Mike Kirby of Torrance, Calif. led wire-to-wire in Saturday night's 30-lap Valvoline USAC/CRA Sprint Car feature at the Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway and now trails Series point leader Rip Williams by just 91 points. The...

Mike Kirby of Torrance, Calif. led wire-to-wire in Saturday night's 30-lap Valvoline USAC/CRA Sprint Car feature at the Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway and now trails Series point leader Rip Williams by just 91 points. The hotly-contested series championship now prepares for a September 25 race at Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix, Ariz.

Kirby, in displacing Damion Gardner from the number two point ranking, notched his second consecutive series win in the ITI Performance/Sander Engineering TCR/Downing. Williams finished second, ahead of Mike Spencer, Steve Ostling and Troy Rutherford.

Gardner, who slipped from second to third in the new standings, tagged the wall early in Saturday night's race while running fourth. His eventual 20th-place finish left him 101 points behind Williams in the point race.

Kirby, who won the last CRA Sprint Car title in 1993, now has five victories so far this season, including four at Perris.

VALVOLINE USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1.-Rip Williams-1,199
2.-Mike Kirby-1,108
3.-Damion Gardner-1,098
4.-Troy Rutherford-824
5.-Tony Jones-680
6.-Greg Bragg-679
7.-Steve Ostling-659
8.-Bobby Cody-633
9.-Brian Venard-599
10.-Jordan Hermansader-590

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Series USAC
Drivers Tony Jones , Rip Williams , Damion Gardner , Mike Spencer , Greg Bragg , Troy Rutherford
Teams Williams