SPENCER 1ST TO REPEAT AS USAC/CRA SPRINT CHAMP; CLAUSON CLOSES 2009 WITH 11TH USAC WIN Mike Spencer of Temecula, Calif. is the first driver to claim a second Lucas Oil USAC/CRA Sprint Car crown, wrapping up the championship with a fifth-place ...
SPENCER 1ST TO REPEAT AS USAC/CRA SPRINT CHAMP; CLAUSON CLOSES 2009 WITH 11TH USAC WIN
Mike Spencer of Temecula, Calif. is the first driver to claim a second Lucas Oil USAC/CRA Sprint Car crown, wrapping up the championship with a fifth-place finish in Saturday night's "Glenn Howard Memorial" finale at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.
Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. scored his 11th USAC feature victory of the 2010 season Saturday night, leading all 30 laps at the half-mile dirt Perris oval. Clauson, who also won Thursday night's "Turkey Night Grand Prix" Midget race at Irwindale, Calif., put his Parker Stone Company Maxim/Gaerte in victory lane and was never seriously challenged during the 30-lap contest.
Tony Jones, who started on the pole but declined the option to take the $30,000 Glenn Howard Challenge and retained his starting spot instead of going to the back of the field, finished second ahead of Damion Gardner, Garrett Hansen and Spencer.
Spencer's car owner, Ron Chaffin Motorsports of Madera, Calif., also emerged as the series car owner champions.
Spencer and Chaffin, like all other USAC champions, will be honored at USAC's annual "Night of Champions" National Awards Banquet January 8 in Indianapolis, Ind. Tickets for the banquet may be ordered by calling USAC at 317-247-5151 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
FINAL LUCAS OIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES POINT STANDINGS
1-Mike Spencer-1,056, 2-David Cardey-949, 3-Garrett Hansen-904; 4-Blake Miller-743, 5-Greg Bragg-738, 6-Danny Sheridan-732, 7-Matt Mitchell-687, 8-Rip Williams-640, 9-Cory Kruseman-608, 10-Damion Gardner-510.