CRA 1 AM RACE RESULTS

Windy, windy, windy! That was the day and night of it. The feature started out with Tony Jones going to the front and battling with Rickie Gaunt until his motor lost a cylinder and he dropped back to 5th. Rickie held on until a red flew for Cory Kruseman and then Mike Spencer's car got tweaked and he came from 4th to 1st and won going away. They replaced a motor after qualifying and he was just plain fast. Damion Gardner was 2nd quick, but started in the back after the car didn't appear on time for the feature. He looked like Damion of old as he came up to 6th at the end. Josh Wise rolled into 4rd from 11th, Super rickie 4th and The Ripper ran second and looked like this might be the night for a while. The blasting wind was into the face of the grandstand and took some of the luster off the evening. The crowd stayed and it was worth it. It was one ofthose times I wished I was in the press box!

USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: March 3, 2007 Perris, California Perris Auto Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Jimmy Crawford, 51, Crawford-17.030, 2. Damion Gardner, 71, Leffler-17.085, 3. Rickie Gaunt, 94, Keller-17.101, 4. Cory Kruseman, 21k, Kruseman-17.135, 5. Tony Jones, 4, Alexander-17.179, 6. Danny Sheridan, 18, Kittle-17.251, 7. Rip Williams, 3, Jory-17.289, 8. Jason York, 25n, York-17.325, 9. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-17.344, 10. Garrett Hansen, 70, Hansen-17.345, 11. Josh Wise, 67, Kunz-17.372, 12. Rodney Argo, 19, Argo-17.465, 13. Tyler Brown, 34, Brown-17.470, 14. Casey Shuman, 42, Cheney-17.504, 15. R. J. Johnson, 15, Martin-17.532, 16. Michael Trimble, 21, Kruseman-17.555, 17. Darren Hagen, 7, Preistley-17.576, 18. Blake Miller, 75, Stansberry-17.591, 19. David Cardey, 83, Crossno-17.615, 20. Josh Ford, 73, Ford-17.690, 21. Scotty Weir, 38, Crossno-17.855, 22. Jonny Bates, 33, Bates-17.902 23. Matt Stewart, 85, Stewart-17.990, 24. Ryan Devitt, 72t, Forstie-18.030, 25. J Hicks, 66, Miller-18.078, 26. Brian Camarillo, 22c, CamLand-18.108, 27. Dustin Morgan, 67k, Kunz-18.222, 28. Alex Schutte 21x Kruseman-18.525, 29. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-18.877, 30. Todd Hunsaker, 6, Hunsaker-18.944, 31. Mike Kennedy, 14, Cherbak-Kennedy-19.881, 32. Matt Forstie, 72, Forstie-20.791, 33. Royal Adderson, 40, Adderson-NT, 34. Nadine Keller, 16, Keller-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Jones, 2. Hagen, 3. Spencer, 4. Weir, 5. Hicks, 6. Crawford, 7. Everhart, 8. Brown. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Sheridan, 3. Hansen, 4. Miller, 5. Camarillo, 6. Hunsaker, 7. Bates, 8. Shuman. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gaunt, 2. Williams, 3. Morgan, 4. Cardey, 5. Wise, 6. Stewart, 7. Kennedy, 8. Johnson. 2:57.77

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Argo, 2. Kruseman, 3. Trimble, 4. York, 5. Devitt, 6. Ford, 7. Schutte, 8. Forstie. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Johnson, 2. Crawford, 3. Ford, 4. Wise, 5. Hunsaker, 6. Hicks, 7. Devitt, 8. Bates, 9. Stewart, 10. Forstie, 11. Camarillo, 12. Kennedy, 13. Schutte, 14. Brown, 15. Everhart. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Mike Spencer, 2. Rip Williams, 3. Josh Wise, 4. Rickie Gaunt, 5. Tony Jones, 6. Damion Gardner, 7. Scotty Weir, 8. Jason York, 9. Jimmy Crawford, 10. Josh Ford, 11. R.J. Johnson, 12. J Hicks, 13. Michael Trimble, 14. Dustin Morgan, 15. David Cardey, 16. Blake Miller, 17. Todd Hunsaker, 18. Garrett Hansen, 19. Danny Sheridan, 20. Cory Kruseman, 21. Rodney Argo, 22. Darren Hagen. NT -------------

**Crawford flipped during the first heat; Kruseman flipped during the feature. FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Spencer, Laps 2-7 T.Jones, Laps 8-19 Gaunt, Laps 20-30 Spencer.

NEW USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-T.Jones-246; 2-Williams-221; 3-Spencer-217; 4-Gaunt-193; 5-Hagen-187; 6-Weir-167; 7-Sheridan-165; 8-Hansen-156; 9-Johnson-143; 10-Gardner-136.

NEXT USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE: March 8-9 Las Vegas (NV) Motor Speedway