CRA 1 AM RACE RESULTS

Well, with rain coming and going around here like a aggravating postman, it looked so so for today's race. With heavy clouds all around, it was still not feeling like rain unless a big thunderstorm came b y. Nevertheless, not a drop fell at the track and Damion set fast time again. The heats were pretty fast with some of the fast guys struggling to make the main. The semi was packed as Kirby went off to win that one. In the main it was all Damion from the start, but Danny Sheridan came back from a pass By Troy Rutherford to take the lead and hold it until the Demon showed up. Danny fought off Steve Ostling, subbing for Rickie Gaunt who had the flu, and they had a good battle. Danny did great getting 4th, Steve did too for 2nd. Damion didn't have a problem with the top groove and rode it mostly for his lead on lap 12 and the win going "way" away. Nobody had a thing for him tonight. He ended up being the hard charger too as he passed 7 cars. Mike Kirby was pretty good finding the path around those ahead of him and coming from 10th to third with some good driving. Josh wise, driving the Priestley # 7 came from 12th to 6th for a good ride in a brand new car. It looked like a pretty racy feature with a new track record of 8:39:11. No rain at all even though stories of sprinkles as close as the freeway. Good night for most. Rodney Argo debuted a new Stinger and flipped it in his heat and made it back for the semi where he was 17th when the death smoke appeared from the Ford motor.

VALVOLINE USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: 3/5/05 Perris Auto Speedway, Perris Ca.

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Damion Gardner, 50, Chaffin - 17.018, 2. Rip Williams, 3, Jory -17.137, 3. Josh Ford, 73, Ford - 17.25, 4. Mike Kirby, 4, Alexander - 17.313, 5. Cory Kruseman, 38, Crossno - 17.347, 6. Josh Wise, 7, Priestley - 17.367, 7. J Hicks, 66, Miller - 17.423, 8. Charles Davis Jr, 8A, Smiley 17.443, 9. Tony Jones, 87, Vermeer/Ferreira -17.482, 10. Jordan Hermansader, 92, Sertich - 17.492, 11. Rick Ziehl, 14, Lancaster - 17.530, 12. Jimmy Crawford, 17C, Crawford - 17.587, 13. David Cardey, 59, Giardina - 17.66, 14. Rodney Argo,19, Argo -17.671, 15. Steve Ostling, 2A, Smiley - 17.710, 16. Dave Darland, 42, Cheney - 17.712, 17. Danny Ebberts, 77, Acosta - 17.749, 18. Troy Rutherford, 5, Keller 17.764, 19. Danny Sheridan, 18, Kittle - 17.771, 20. R. J. Johnson, 51AZ, Martin - 17.867, 21. Bobby Cody, 41, Cody - 17.901, 22. Mike Spencer, 44, Engstrom - 17.912, 23. Dan Hillberg, 82, Hillberg - 17.933, 24. Greg Bragg, 11, Wilkerson - 17.959, 25. Alan Ballard, 97, Ballard - 17.97, 26. Dwayne Marcum, 12, Pratt - 18.025, 27. Gary W. Howard, 84, Keene - 18.103, 28. Matt Rossi, 2, Rossi - 18.227, 29. Mark Heidenreich, 22, Heidenreich - 18.353, 30. Jason York, 25N, York - 18.377, 31. Rick Williams, 6X, Williams -18.427, 32. Steve Paden, 1, Farrier - 18.438, 33. Seth Wilson, 17, Racing Optics - 18.652, 34. Randy Waitman, Y69, Waitman - 18.715, 35. Nadine Keller, 16, Keller - 19.568, 36. Joshua Williams, 34, Williams - 20.423, 37. Nate Ziegler, N8, Ziegler - , 20.788, 38. Matt Stewart, 85, Stewart - 20.999.

TROPHY DASH: (3 laps) 1. Josh Ford, 2. Mike Kirby, 3. Rip Williams, 4. Damion Gardner. Time 53:26

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Alan Ballard, 2. Tony Jones, 3. Bobby Cody, 4. Damion Gardner, 5. Cory Kruseman, 6. Mark Heidenreich, 7. Seth Wilson, 8. David Cardey, 9. Nate Ziegler, 10. Dany Ebberts. Time 2:54:34

Argo flipped on lap 2 of heat.

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Dwayne Marcum, 2. Jason York, 3. Rip Williams, 4. Troy Rutherford, 5. Jordan Hermansader, 6.Mike Spencer, 7. Josh Wise, 8. Randy Waitman, 9. Matt Stewart, 10. Rodney Argo. No Time

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Rick Williams, 2. Danny Sheridan, 3. Gary W Howard, 4. Steve Ostling, 5. Dan Hillberg, 6. Rick Ziehl, 7. Josh Ford, 8. J Hicks, 9. Nadine Keller. 2:52:94Time

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Steve Paden, 2. Charles Dav is Jr, 3. Greg Bragg, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Matt Rossi, 6. Jimmy Crawford, 7. RJ Johnson, 8. Mike Kirby, 9. Joshua Williams. 2:58:54Time

Semi started and Joshua Williams flipped. He's OK

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Mike Kirby, 2. Josh Ford, 3. Josh Wise, 4. Cory Kruseman, 5. Jimmy Crawford, 6. Danny Ebberts, 7. J Hicks, 8. Mike Spencer, 9. Jordan Hermansader, 10. RJ Johnson, 11. Mark Heidenreich, 12. Dan Hillberg, 13. Randy Waitman, 14. Seth Wilson, 15. Nadine Keller, 16. Matt Stewart, 17. Rodney Argo, 18. Rick Ziehl, 19. Matt Rossi, 20. Joshua Williams. No Time

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Steve Ostling, 3. Mike Kirby, 4. Danny Sheridan, 5. Charles Davis Jr, 6. Josh wise, 7. Tony Jones, 8. Rip Williams, 9. Dave Darland, 10. Cory Kruseman, 11. Bobby Cody, 12. Josh Ford, 13. Troy Rutherford, 14. Greg Bragg, 15. Danny Ebberts, 16. Jason York, 17. Alan Ballard, 18. Mike Spencer, 19. Steve Paden, 20. Gary W. Howard, 21 Rick Williams, 22. Dwayne Marcum, 23. Jimmy Crawford. Time 8:39:11