Perris USAC/CRA race recap, standings

Williams Notches First USAC/CRA Win at Perris Rip Williams of Yorba Linda, Calif. leads the new Valvoline USAC/CRA Sprint Car point standings after scoring his initial series feature victory in Saturday night's 30-lap race at the Perris (Calif.)...

Williams Notches First USAC/CRA Win at Perris

Rip Williams of Yorba Linda, Calif. leads the new Valvoline USAC/CRA Sprint Car point standings after scoring his initial series feature victory in Saturday night's 30-lap race at the Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.

Williams, seeking his first major racing title despite many career feature wins, put his John Jory Corporation/Weld Wheels Stinger/Shaver into the lead on lap 27 after chasing Damion Gardner for the first 26 laps. He led the final four laps to beat Troy Rutherford, Jeremy Sherman, Mike Kirby and Jordan Hermansader. Gardner slipped to 12th at the checkered flag after stopping on the track due to contact with Williams while battling for the lead.

Williams leads Rutherford by 18 points in the new standings entering a May 1 race at the 1/2-mile dirt Perris oval.

Kirby, a two-time USAC/CRA feature winner this year, was Saturday night's fastest qualifier and ranks fourth in the new points.

Saturday's 30-lapper was halted on lap 18 when Adam Mitchell flipped. He was unhurt, as was Dan Hillberg who flipped during the semi.

VALVOLINE USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS

1.-Rip Williams-343
2.-Troy Rutherford-325
3.-Damion Gardner-321
4.-Mike Kirby-302
5.-Cory Kruseman-242
6.-Tony Jones-213
7.-Jeremy Sherman-208
8.-Greg Bragg-170
9.-Brian Venard-163
10.-Jordan Hermansader-159

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