CRA: Santa Maria summary 2005-06-18

CRA SPRINTS BACK TO PERRIS SATURDAY GAUNT RIDING A 2-RACE STREAK AFTER SANTA MARIA WIN Rickie Gaunt of Torrance, Calif. will try to land a "turkey" this Saturday at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. No, it's not a "turkey shoot," but...

CRA SPRINTS BACK TO PERRIS SATURDAY
GAUNT RIDING A 2-RACE STREAK AFTER SANTA MARIA WIN

Rickie Gaunt of Torrance, Calif. will try to land a "turkey" this Saturday at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. No, it's not a "turkey shoot," but the Valvoline USAC/CRA Sprint Cars return to the 1/2-mile dirt track for yet another installment in the track's 2005 calendar of racing events.

Gaunt is riding a two-race winning streak, winning Saturday night's 30-lapper at Santa Maria (Calif.) Speedway, and a victory would make him the SECOND driver in series history to win three straight! DAMION GARDNER WON FOUR STRAIGHT EARLIER THIS YEAR. GAUNT's recent successes have him listed sixth in the latest series standings.

Defending series champion Rip Williams continues to lead the points, trailed by 12-time fast qualifier Damion Gardner and Cory Kruseman.

Gaunt led the final 22 laps of Saturday's Santa Maria race in front of a huge crowd, his first victory there since a "winged" win in 1991! Driving the Smiley Crane Service/Extreme Chassis Company Chargin/Extreme, he held off Williams, Gardner, Danny Ebberts and Davey Pombo. Charles Davis, Jr. led the first eight laps. <pre> VALVOLINE USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Rip Williams 945 2. Damion Gardner 840 3. Cory Kruseman 813 4. Charles Davis, Jr. 787 5. Mike Kirby 781 6. Rickie Gaunt 634 7. Alan Ballard 463 8. Seth Wilson 462 9. Josh Ford 461 10. Tony Jones 447

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