CRA 1 AM RACE RESULTS

What a day race! I would't believe it, but picture this: Overcast pretty much from the pit opening at 9 am until the sun broke out a little late in the day. Not one MPH of wind all day, so it was really nice. It was a little after the start time when qualifying began and a low low 16 by Damion Gardner did the trick. The C main was fun with some interesting battles as several new faces appeared. Damion won the first 3 lap Snap-on Tools dash and there was a little bumping going on between him and Danny Sheridan. The main was strong with a great track and Bill Rose led the first ten laps until the Demon swept around him like he did several coming from his 5th place starting spot. On the move was Rip Williams from 15th to 2nd where he looked real serious for getting his 100th win today, but Damion kinda cruised a little as he stayed low and waited for Rips challenge. When it came, he was up on top and blasting away to a big win, his 9th CRA and 22nd lifetime. Tracy Hines and Rick Williams came together on the back stretch on lap 8 starting a horrific crash. Tracy then had no steering, the front end was gone, and he just got in Rickie Gaunts's way and Super Rickie then ran into Danny Sheridan and went flying upside down. Danny's car is trash and those three were done for the night. Two laps later Mike Spencer got into a wild end over end crash going into the first turn and only the wall stopped him from flipping much farther. Cary Faas, Charles Davis Jr and Cory Kruseman all got caught up in it, but only Spencer didn't return. He later went to the hospital to get checked. It was great as there were two grooves and many took advantage. Tony Jones ran strong all night, but crashed on the last lap and went from 5th to 12th that quick. I have to admit, even though my view was from next to Scott Diloisio high in the press box, I thought it was a very good race day, even as good as some night events we've seen here. The track stayed good and the main ran in the shade most of the 30 laps. Good race and I am glad I went instead of the 8 basketball games that were scheduled at one locale that featured two of the top teams from back east. If the PAS can control the weather like today, they can keep doing this event even though it was a little chili when I hit the pits at 6:30 or so.

Perris Auto Speedway, Perris California

1. Damion Gardner/# 50 Chaffin, 16.087, 2. Rickie Gaunt/#2A Smiley, 16.210, 3. Tracy Hines/# 7 Priestley, 16.385, 4. Danny Sheridan/# 18 Kittle Motorsports,16.422, 5. Charles Davis Jr/# 8A,Smiley,16.448, 6. Mike Spencer, # 44 Engstrom, 16.592, 7. Cary Faas/# 2V Woodward,16.614, 8. Mike Kirby/# 4 Alexander 16.705, 9. Rick Williams/# 6 Willaims,16.690, 10. Alan Ballard/# 97 Ballard,16.693, 11. Jason York/# 26N York,16.701, 12. Tony Jones/# 87 Vermeer - Ferreira, 16.724, 13. Troy Rutherford/ # 5 Keller, 16.800, 14. Josh Ford/# 73 Ford,16.812, 15. Dave Darland/# 42 Cheney, 16.830, 16. Bill Rose/# 6R Rose, 16.845, 17. Jim Richardson/# 8 Richardson, 16.845, 18. Rip Williams/# 3 Jory,16.863, 19. Cory Kruseman/# 38 Crossno, 16.890, 20. Dan Hillberg/# 82 Hillberg, 16.914, 21. Jon Stanbrough/# 11 Wilkerson, 16.926, 22. J Hicks/# 66 Miller, 16.975, 23. Rick Ziehl/# 14 Lancaster, 16.983, 24. Steve Ostling/# 0 Shoemaker, 17.004, 25. David Cardey/# 59 Giardina, 17.026, 26. Jimmy Crawford/3 17C Crawford, 17.100, 27. Randy Waitman/# Y69 Waitman, 17.235, 28. R J Johnson/# 15 Martin, 17.255, 29. A J Reyer/# 31 Reyer, 17.269, 30. Seth Wilson/# 17 Racing Optics, 17.275, 31. Jess Hockett/# 2J Massey, 17.285, 32. Rob Kershaw/# 26C Camland Motorsports, 17.390, 33. Ronnie Case/# 33 Blair, 17.432, 34. Danny Ebberts/# 77 Acosta, 17.451, 35. Steve Chuhaloff/# 5C Camland Motorsports, 17.638, 36. Jordan Hermansader/# 91 Ferro, 17.674, 37. Dwayne Marcum/# 12 Pratt, 17.740, 38. Rusty Carlisle/# 36x# 22 , 17.778, 39. Mark Heidenreich/Heidenreich, 17.870, 40. Joshua Williams/# 34Williams, 17.973, 41. David Sinsley/# 69 Sinsley,17.978, 42 Eric Severson/# 36 Severson, 18.117, 43 Nadine Keller/ # 16 Keller, 18.145, 44. Bill Camarillo/# 40C Camland Motorsportrs, 18.295, 45. Tony Everhart/# 55 Everhart, 18.724, 46. Jimmy Thornell/# 56 Hellrich,19.765, 47. Nate Ziegler/# N8Ziegler19.897.

Snap-on Tools Trophy dash (3 Laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Danny Sheridan, 3. Ricky Gaunt, 4. Tracy Hines. Time 52:04

Consi (8 Laps) 1. Ronnie Case, 2. Danny Ebberts, 3. Jordan Henmansader, 4. Randy Carlisle, 5. Dwayne Marcum, 6. Josh Williams, 7. Bill Camarillo, 8. Steve Chualoff, 9. Mark Heidenreich, 10. Nate Ziegler, 11. Jimmy Thornell, 12. Eric Severson, 13. Tony Everhart, 14. David Sinsley, 15. Nadine Keller.

Heat 1: (10 Laps) 1. David Cadey, 2. Bill Rose, 3. Damion Gardner, 4. Rick Williams, 5. Charles Davis Jr, 6. Troy Rutherford, 7. Jon Stanbrough, 8,Ronnie Case, 9. A J Reyer. Time 2:51:34

Heat 2: (10 laps) 1. Seth Wilson, 2. Jimmy Crawford, 3. Rip Williams, 4. J Hicks, 5. Mike Spencer, 6. Alan Ballard, 7. Rickie Gaunt, 8. Josh Ford, 9. Danny Ebberts. Time 2:52:53

Heat 3: (10 laps) 1. Cory Kruseman, 2. Tracy Hines, 3. Randy Waitman, 4. Cary Faas, 5. Rick Ziehl, 6. Dave Darland, 7. Jason York, 8. Jordan Hermansader, 9. Jesse Hockett. Time 2:57:16

Heat 4: 1.Steve Ostling, 2. Tony Jones, 3. Mike Kirby, 4. Danny Sheridan, 5. RJ Johnson, 6. Dan Hillberg, 7. Rob Kershaw, 8. Jim Richardson, 9. Eric Severson. Time 2:54:88

Semi (12 Laps) 1. Rickie Gaunt, 2. Charles Davis Jr, 3. Mike Spencer, 4. Troy Rutherford, 5. Alan Ballard, 6. Dave Darland, 7. Jason York, 8. Josh Ford, 9. Dave Darland, 10. Jon Stanbrough, 11. Danny Ebberts, 12. Rick Ziehl, 13. Jim Richardson. 14. Jordan Hermansader, 15. R.J. Johnson, 16 Rob Kershaw, 17. A.J.Reyer, 18. Randy Carlisle, 19. Ronnie Case, 20. Jesse Hockett.

Main Event (30 Laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Rip Williams, 3. Mike Kirby, 4. Bill Rose, 5. Seth Wilson, 6. Cory Kruseman, 7. Charles Davis Jr, 8. Steve Ostling, 9. Alan Ballard, 10. J Hicks, 11. Rick Ziehl, 12. Tony Jones, 13. Troy Rutherford, 14. Cary Faas, 15. Randy Waitman, 16. Rick Williams, 17. David Cardey, 18. Jimmy Crawford, 19. Mike Spencer, 20. Tracy Hines, 21. Rickie Gaunt, 22. Danny Sheridan, 23. Dave Darland. Lap leaders: Bill Rose 1 11, Damion Gardner 12-30.